The Golden Eagle Danube Express Train

About the Train

A journey by rail is an ideal way to take a comfortable, relaxed, wide-ranging tour of some of the most fascinating destinations MIR travels to. On the exclusive Golden Eagle Danube Express private train you’ll experience the romance of Old World rail travel combined with the comfort of modern amenities, including luxurious private sleeping cabins and lounge and dining cars that provide top-quality food and drink and first-class service.

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Train & Hotel Accommodations

On Golden Eagle Danube Express rail trips you can relax and watch the panorama rolling before you from your private window, and there are frequent opportunities to explore the territory on guided off-train tours.

Each sleeping carriage on the Golden Eagle Danube Express has its own attendants who perform bed turndown service and provide tea, coffee, and mineral water from the early morning hours until 9 p.m. Attendants keep an eye on everything while guests are away from the train. Towels are provided and onboard laundry service is available.

Two styles of accommodation are available on board the Golden Eagle Danube Express:

  • Superior Deluxe Class (en suite, with UK king bed and WiFi)
  • Deluxe Class (en suite)

Please note that a variety of cabins styles may be in use aboard the train. Decor, layout, and type and number of dining and sleeping cars on your journey may differ from the examples depicted in MIR’s literature and on our website.

Superior Deluxe Class

The Superior Deluxe Class on the Golden Eagle Danube Express is the ultimate in luxury European rail accommodation, with four modern en suite cabins per car designed and built in 2017. Each Superior Deluxe cabin includes a full-length sofa and two chairs, a double wardrobe, WiFi access, individually controlled air-conditioning, USB ports, power sockets, a personal safe, and a bathroom with a shower cubicle. At night, your attendant converts the sofa into a UK-standard king size bed. Two picture windows, one of which opens, bring light and air into your private retreat.

Superior Deluxe Class cabin dimensions (4 cabins per carriage):

Cabin area (total, including bathroom) – 93 sq ft (8.6 sq m)

Cabin length – 14′ 9″ (4.5 m)

Cabin width – 6′ 2″ (1.9 m)

Bed (UK king) – 6′ 2″ x 5′ (1.9 m x 1.5 m)

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Deluxe Class

The Deluxe Class on the Golden Eagle Danube Express features newly designed, en suite, air-conditioned cabins that pair luxury with utility. Each cabin is furnished with two daytime armchairs, a freestanding chair, a table, power sockets, a wardrobe with a safe, and two windows, one of which opens. Your attendant converts the two armchairs into comfortable twin beds for nighttime use. The bathroom has a shower, a range of toiletries, a hair dryer, and a heated towel rack.

Deluxe Class cabin dimensions (5 cabins per carriage):

Cabin Area (total, including bathroom) – 83 sq ft (7.7 sq m)

Cabin length – 13′ (3.97 m)

Cabin width – 6′ 5″ (1.95 m)

Bed – two singles, each 6′ 3″ x 2′ 7.5″  (1.9 m x 0.8 m)

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Hotel Accommodations

The first and last nights of most tours are spent in well-appointed four- and five-star hotels. Some tours feature additional hotel nights. Please review the detailed itinerary for specifics pertaining to each tour and departure. Additional nights before and after any tour can be arranged on request.

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Life Aboard the Train

The Golden Eagle Danube Express private train provides everything you need for a pleasurable journey. Join travelers from around the world to enjoy the relaxed and casual environment onboard, with no need to wear formal attire on excursions or while dining.

Train formations vary depending on the number of passengers on a given departure. Group sizes on winter trips are generally smaller than spring, summer, and fall departures. The exact configuration of the train on any particular journey may not be determined until close to departure.

Dining Car

Meals feature European cuisine complemented by a selection of European wines.

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Bar/Lounge Car

The bar/lounge car is a social hub of the train where passengers can relax in a comfortable setting, enjoy a drink, and gather with one another around the piano.

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Off-Train Tours

Rail journeys feature an extensive selection of educational tours in the various stops on our routes. Private coaches and local guides whisk you away from your train for fascinating half- or full-day forays into the principal towns and cities, sometimes including an in-city dining opportunity. Your tour’s itinerary includes all the details.

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Traveler Reviews

  • "I’ve always been impressed with the way each of my trips has been planned and how smoothly everything has gone. Thank you for your attention to detail."

    P. Howell

    Sumter, SC

  • "Fun, great education, good companions, lovely country. Vienna, Budapest, and Prague, so beautiful."

    C. Lawson

    New York, NY

  • "We enjoyed the whole experience and everything proceeded like clockwork."

    R. Goodman

    Mt. Dora, FL

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