Three Ways to Explore Europe by Luxury Train

Three Ways to Explore Europe by Luxury Train

Central Europe, East Europe, and the Balkans are wonderful destinations, dotted with UNESCO Sites, handsome medieval churches and city centers, ancient ruins, and rustic villages. Hidden from view for much of the 20th century, these fascinatingly cosmopolitan countries claim a wealth of distinctive landscapes and unique cultural heritage.

Trying to tackle all of these lesser-known locales can be tricky to accomplish on your own. Luckily, MIR makes it easy to discover Europe’s uncommon and incredibly diverse destinations aboard the luxurious Golden Eagle Danube Express private train, allowing you the freedom to explore celebrated classic cities and unexpected treasures while traveling with comfort, efficiency, and style.

We have three all-inclusive and all-encompassing luxury rail journeys by private train that can take you through the heart of Europe.

 

Entertainment on board the Golden Eagle Danube Express Photo credit: GW

Entertainment on board the Golden Eagle Danube Express

3 Journeys, 13 CountriesFollow the sweep of conquerors and cultures across parts of Europe you may never have visited before, as well as through classic destinations such as Venice and Prague. Kingdoms, empires, monarchies, commonwealths, and creeds all left their marks on the people and places they touched.

On these three rail journeys by private train, roll along the backroads and through the urban centers. Disembark to examine in detail their finest sites, monuments, and museums, and catch a glimpse of some of the world’s most complex and cosmopolitan countries.

1. Venice to Istanbul Private Train
Istanbul's Blue Mosque

Istanbul’s Blue Mosque

Board a deluxe private train that sweeps through nine countries and five UNESCO World Heritage Sites on an 11-day journey across southern Europe. Roll through capital cities, seaside towns, wooded hills, and little villages on this star-studded survey of highlights from countries clustered near the sunny Adriatic.

Nine countries visited:

  • Italy
  • Slovenia
  • Croatia
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina 
  • Serbia
  • Macedonia
  • Greece
  • Bulgaria 
  • Turkey

Venice to Istanbul by Private Train

A Rail Expedition Through the Balkans & Beyond Aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express

Dates: June 19-29, 2019

View or download the detailed itinerary for more information on the Venice to Istanbul by Private Train rail journey.

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2. New Year’s in Vienna by Private Train
Wien, Ringstrasse, Rathaus, Adventmarkt, Adventzauber

Vienna’s grand neo-Gothic Rathaus is decked out for the holidays
Photo credit: Österreich Werbung / Wiesenhofer

Enjoy the pleasures of Old World rail travel, as you glide in style on a circular route from Budapest, Hungary, where layer upon layer of civilizations have flowered and faded, and on to a date with a brilliant New Year’s celebration in magnificent Vienna, Austria. Continue through green and friendly Slovakia, stopping in the medieval city of Kosice, declared a European Capital of Culture in 2013, and ultimately arriving back where you started, in beautiful Budapest. Encounter five UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the rails as you roll from one fascinating city to the next.

Four countries visited: 

  • Hungary
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia

New Year’s in Vienna by Private Train

Budapest and Central Europe aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express

Dates: December 28, 2019-January 5, 2020

View or download the detailed itinerary for more information on the New Year’s in Vienna rail journey by private train.

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3. Budapest to Venice by Private Train
Budapest Parliament

The grand Parliament building on the Danube in Budapest

Glide from Hungary’s capital on the Danube, Budapest, all the way to the canals of Venice, admiring the changing scenes on your way through the mountains, valleys, towns and villages of seven countries. Stop at ancient and modern cities along the way and discover four UNESCO sites.

Seven countries visited:

  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Bulgaria
  • Serbia 
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Slovenia
  • Italy 

Budapest to Venice by Private Train

A Balkan Rail Odyssey Aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express

Dates: June 17-26, 2020

View or download the detailed itinerary for more information on the Budapest to Venice by Private Train rail journey.

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Travel with MIR on a Rail Journey by Private Train
Douglas Grimes and a train attendant, ready to board the Golden Eagle Danube Express Photo credit: Douglas Grimes

Douglas Grimes and a train attendant, ready to board the Golden Eagle Danube Express
Photo credit: Douglas Grimes

MIR is an award-winning company with more than 30 years of travel experience in this area of the world, as well as affiliate offices in Siberia, Western Russia and Uzbekistan, providing a superior edge in on-the-ground operations. 

Rail journeys by private train are in a class of their own. Each train departure features comfortable accommodations, modern amenities, and superb service on board, and allows travelers to easily and efficiently cover thousands of miles across multiple time zones.

Give us a call at 1-111-111-1111 or email us to talk with one of our experts about your rail travel dreams. With so many new rail journeys available and fabulous special savings offers to boot, one of them is sure to fit your style, schedule and budget.

(Top photo: Rolling through the Balkans on the Golden Eagle Danube Express.)

PUBLISHED: October 27, 2016

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