The Danube Express Transylvanian Journey

Danube-ExpressWith the new sequel to Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Dracula The Un-Dead) published in time for Halloween, fans of all things spooky may be inspired to visit Dracula’s homeland – Transylvania. Waiting to whisk passengers on a relaxed voyage of discovery of the region is the Danube Express’ brand new Transylvanian journey which includes a visit to Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle.

Passengers will experience a Transylvanian journey very different to that of Jonathan Harker’s in Dracula, with deluxe twin compartments offering lower beds and en suite shower and WC facilities, breakfasts cooked to order and delicious dinners served each evening. Travelling in the comfort of a gleaming hotel-on-wheels, passengers encounter stunning scenery and ancient architecture as they embark on a journey from Budapest to Istanbul.

Bran Castle, Romania

Bran Castle, Romania

En route guests explore Sighişoara, a preserved medieval town and rumoured birthplace of Dracula, and Braşov, home to Bran Castle, one of many locations in Romania linked to the Dracula legend. Journeying through the Carpathian Mountains and through rural Bulgaria, further highlights ahead of arrival in Istanbul include the ancient capital city of Veliko Turnovo, and the capital of the Valley of Roses, Kazanlak.

With departures offered in May, June and September, journey options for the Transylvanian include an 8-day fully escorted holiday or a 4-day journey only trip. The Transylvanian Journey includes three nights on board the Danube Express with all meals and complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks and full sightseeing programme. The fully escorted holiday additionally includes air travel, 2 nights’ half board accommodation in both Budapest and Istanbul in 4-star hotels, further sightseeing, transfers, porterage and the services of a Tour Manager throughout.



A Danube Express Transylvanian Journey costs £2,490 per person.

An eight-day Fully Escorted holiday costs £3,390 per person. Prices based on two sharing a deluxe compartment.

Danube Express


Tel 01462 441400

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