As interest in rail holidays continues to rise, the Danube Express has introduced its most flexible service yet, with independent and fully escorted holidays both offered. Among the highlights of the train’s all-new programme for 2010 is a series of grand tours that are reminiscent of a bygone era yet boasting many of the comforts of modern day living.
Launched in the Autumn 2008, the gleaming Danube Express is a distinctive ‘hotel on wheels’ that whisks passengers on a voyage of discovery through stunning scenery to the heart of some of Europe’s most beautiful cities and destinations of architectural heritage.
The 2010 Danube Express programme will include a choice of four Fully Escorted Holidays and six Danube Express Journeys with departure dates in May, June and September. Danube Express Journeys include an itinerary with a full sightseeing programme, all meals plus complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks and the services of a Train Manager. New for 2010, guests can opt for a Combined Journey, which joins together two or more journeys to create a greater adventure. Fully Escorted Holidays additionally include rail or air travel from the UK, half-board accommodation in 4* hotels, additional sightseeing, transfers, porterage and the services of a Tour Manager throughout. There is also the option available at a supplement, to travel from or return to the UK by rail, for those who prefer not to fly.
A blend of modern comfort and traditional service, the Danube Express offers a relaxing way to tour Central Europe without the fuss of formal dress, so often required on cruise trains. Deluxe twin compartments with lower beds and an en suite shower and WC offer that touch of extra comfort. For single travellers, the nostalgia-inducing Classic compartments exude the charm and elegance of an earlier age.