The Royal Scotsman
Venice Simplon - Orient Express
This fantastic 4-day journey of discovery takes you through the dramatic scenery of Central Europe, pausing to experience history and culture, contrasts and similarities.
- Three nights on the Danube Express in a deluxe air-conditioned compartment with en suite shower/WC
- All meals and complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks
- Sightseeing per itinerary
- Services of a train manager throughout.
Day 1 - Budapest and Keszthely
The Danube Express awaits you at Budapest Nyugati station for a mid-morning departure. After a champagne reception in the Royal Waiting Room, you are shown to your accommodations. Sit back and make yourself comfortable as you begin your journey through Central Europe. A delicious lunch is served as the train heads southwest and skirts the southern shore of Lake Balaton. Arriving in Keszthely at the western end of the lake, there is a visit the Baroque Festetics Palace, one of the largest in Hungary. During dinner, the train continues toward the Austrian border. Overnight train.
Day 2 - Vienna and Bratislava
Wake near Vienna and after breakfast tour this dazzling city. Your sightseeing takes you along the
Ringstrasse past architectural gems like the State Opera, the Hofburg, Parliament, City Hall, National Theatre and Votive Church as well as many beautiful parks. The highlight is a visit to Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Hapsburgs. Back on board, lunch is served as the train heads toward Slovakia and crosses the Danube. In Bratislava, the capital city, your sightseeing tour includes the Old Town and the stunning castle perched high above the city on a hill overlooking the Danube. Later, relax with a drink before dinner as the journey continues through the attractive mountain scenery of the Slovakian countryside en route to the Polish border. Overnight train.
Day 3 - Cracow and Wieliczka
Arrive in Cracow where a morning tour evokes a colorful past and includes the Old Town with its medieval Market Square and magnificent Cloth Hall as well as Wawel Castle. In St. Mary's Church, see the elaborate ornamentationand gilded gothic altarpiece by Veit Stoss. After lunch in a local restaurant, travel by coach to Wieliczka to visit one of the world's oldest salt mines, operational from medieval times until the end of the 20th century. Now a World Heritage Site, its galleries display artworks sculpted in the salt. During dinner, the Danube Express heads west toward the Czech border. Overnight train.
Day 4 - Prague
Arrive after breakfast in the fabulous city of Prague and bid farewell to the Danube Express.
*Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars and based on double occupancy.
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*2013 estimated price based on Dollar/Euro exhange rate on October 24, 2012; USD conversion rates may vary depending on future rates of exchange.
2014 pricing is based on the Dollar/Euro conversion rate effective April 11, 2013. USD conversion rates may vary depending on future rates of exchange. Single rates available on request.
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