Golden Eagle Danube Express : On-board

Golden Eagle Danube Express On-board Information.

On-board

All these exciting Journeys feature scenic daytime travel with stops en route in intriguing places. Wake each morning ready to  discover a new destination where you can opt to join the included sightseeing tour, explore on your own or simply linger on board.

Return to a freshly cooked meal, served as the train continues to its next port of call. All meals are included during your Danube Express Journey and complementary wine, beer and soft drinks are served in the Restaurant and Lounge.

From your first encounter with The Danube Express to your return home, you are assured of personal service and, whatever your question, we will always strive to find the answer. Nothing is more important to us than providing your perfect holiday - a quality experience that we hope you will be happy to recommend to family and friends.

Cabins


Superior Deluxe Cabin

New Superior Deluxe cabins, with private en-suite facilities, offer the ultimate in European rail accommodation in terms of space, facilities and comfort.

Limited to just 4 cabins per departure, each cabin offers comfortable daytime seating with a full length sofa and two additional chairs. The large cabin also benefits from two full-size picture windows, one of which is openable to add to the bright and airy feel of the interior.

Each evening the cabin is transformed into a luxurious bedroom with a UK-standard King Size bed. All cabins have, as standard, a large double wardrobe with excellent storage space, individually controlled air-conditioning, lighting with dimmer switches, individual reading lights, in cabin Wi-Fi and USB ports, power sockets and a safe.

During dinner each evening the living room is converted into two comfortable lower beds by your attendant who is also on hand to bring you early morning tea or coffee.

Specification

  • Cabins per car: 4
  • Cabin length (inc. bathroom): 454cm (14’9”)
  • Cabin width: 190cm (6’2”)
  • Cabin area (inc. bathroom): 8.6 m2 (93 ft2)
  • Bed size: 190cm x 152cm (6’2” x 5’0”)
  • King Size bed (UK standard)
  • Additional daytime seating with table
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning and heating
  • Two large picture windows
  • Adjustable lighting
  • Double wardrobe
  • Personal safe
  • Wi-Fi & two USB ports
  • Private en-suite bathroom with cubicle shower and WC

Deluxe Cabin

Introduction

Travel in some of the finest rail accommodation available in Europe. Each deluxe sleeper carriage has just five spacious yet intimate en-suite cabins offering every convenience and comfort so you may sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as it rolls by.

Private bathrooms feature a shower with constant hot water, washbasin and toilet. There is a heated towel rail, shaver socket and hairdryer. A range of toiletries and a dressing gown are provided. Cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning, lighting with dimmer switches, individual reading lights, power sockets and a safe.

Co-ordinated fabrics complement wood-panelled walls and brass fittings. Two comfortable armchairs provide daytime seating and a free-standing chair adds flexibility. Cupboards and a full length wardrobe provide ample storage whilst the large picture window and full length mirror enhance the spacious feel. A second window will open for fresh air and for that perfect photo opportunity.

During dinner each evening the living room is converted into two comfortable lower beds by your attendant who is also on hand to bring you early morning tea or coffee.

Specification

  • 5 x 2-bed cabins per carriage
  • Cabin size (inc. bathroom): 397cm x 195cm
  • Cabin area (inc. bathroom): 7.74m2 (83 ft2)
  • Bed size (each): 185cm x 80cm (6ft 1" x 2ft 7.5")
  • Private en-suite bathroom with cubicle shower & wc: 77cm x 195cm 1.5 m2 (16 ft2)
  • Remote controlled air-conditioning
  • Two armchairs and a free standing chair for daytime seating
  • Large picture window – opens partially, perfect for photograph opportunities
  • Full length wardrobe and power sockets

Heritage Cabin

Introduction

Each Heritage sleeper carriage has nine sleeping cabins with an upper and lower bed. A shared toilet is available at one end of the carriage and a shared shower at the other end. Each cabin has wood-panelled walls, air-conditioning, power sockets and hanging space. A range of toiletries and a dressing gown are provided.

A full length couch provides daytime seating. The large picture window will open for fresh air and for that perfect photo opportunity. During dinner each evening the cabin is converted into two comfortable beds (upper & lower berth) by your attendant who is also on hand to bring early morning tea or coffee.

Specification

  • 9 x 2-bed cabins per carriage
  • Cabin size: 194cm x 158cm
  • Cabin area: 3.06 m2 (33 ft2)
  • Upper bed size: 176cm x 74cm (5'10" x 2'5")
  • Lower bed size: 185cm x 75cm (6'1" x 2'5.5")
  • Shared toilet facility and shower facility available at opposite ends of the carriage
  • Air-conditioned
  • Full length couch provides daytime seating
  • Large picture window - opens partially, perfect for photograph opportunities
  • Clothes hanging storage and power sockets

Restaurant Car

One of the highlights of a journey on the Danube Express is the experience of dining well on a train and in good company.

Enjoy the delights of an on-train breakfast each morning - a wide selection of fruit, cereals, orange juice and cold plates are available from our bountiful buffet. Alternatively enjoy a cooked breakfast bought to your table by our waiting staff, all complemented by steaming hot tea and coffee.

For lunch and dinner you will enjoy fine food, great wines and attentive service in the welcoming atmosphere of the restaurant car. We offer a culinary experience that reflects the very essence of the countries we travel through, as well as international cuisine. Vegetarian and other dietary options are also available.

All our meals at lunch and dinner are complemented by an excellent choice of wines from around the world, personally selected by our Company Founder, Tim Littler, along with bottled water, beer and soft drinks.

Meals onboard are a relaxed affair as the restaurant cars can accommodate all our guests in a single sitting. Throughout the journey there is an informal dress code, so you can enjoy our culinary experiences in convivial and relaxed surroundings and with our open-seating policy you can dine wherever, and with whomever, you please.

Lounge Car

Unwind in comfortable surroundings and watch the world go by as you get to know your fellow passengers and begin long-lasting friendships. Perhaps read a novel to while away the time or challenge your friends to a game of cards.

It is here that our Tour Manager will also organise a programme of activities. Passengers will receive printed daily itineraries throughout the tour detailing train arrival and departure timings, latest weather forecasts for the next destination and information on the following day’s excursions and activities.

The Bar Lounge Car and Restaurant Cars will host an entertaining and enlightening range of activities such as language lessons and engaging talks by expert lecturers on local history and culture.

In the evening enjoy the sounds of the resident pianist playing in the Bar Lounge Car. Every night the bar stays open until the last person leaves.