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Duration

8 Days 7 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

About this tour

Set sail on an unforgettable adventure, journeying through illustrious cities across the continent. 🌍 From the enchanting streets of Istanbul to the romantic allure of Paris, this remarkable odyssey guarantees a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 🚂 With exclusive Golden Eagle encounters at every turn, prepare to be swept away by the grandeur and charm of Europe’s most iconic destinations. 🌟

“Balkan Bliss to Alpine Adventure: Exploring Bulgaria, Serbia  , Slovenia , Austria  , Switzerland   and France   🏞️✈️

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For Enquiry of this Tour, please contact Direct Flights
Kindly send us your email to: bookings@directflights.com.au

Package expires at on 30th, June 2025

Highlights

  • 🥂 Champagne reception in Istanbul
  • 🎷 Private saxophone performance in Postojna Caves
  • 🏞 Ascend Semmering Pass with 16 viaducts & 15 tunnels
  • 🎻 Private classical concert with Vienna Supreme Orchestra
  • 🌉 Splendid Farewell Dinner on the banks of the Bosphorus

Included/Excluded

  • 1 night accommodation at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet (5 star)
  • Private en-suite accommodation on the Golden Eagle Danube Express train in a Deluxe Class cabin
  • 1 night accommodation at InterContinental Paris - Le Grand (5 star)
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from standard bar list
  • Expertly guided off-train excursions
  • Cabin attendant service including evening turndown
  • Services of an experienced Tour Management team
  • Services of a UK-registered Doctor and medical facilities on board
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Luggage porterage throughout the journey
  • All gratuities

Itinerary

On arrival in Istanbul, transfer to the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at
Sultanahmet for an overnight stay. Depending on your arrival time, you
may have the opportunity to begin exploring Istanbul. Enjoy a welcome
reception dinner in this century-old residence where you can meet your
fellow travellers on this unforgettable journey.
Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
Meals: Dinner

Your extraordinary rail odyssey commences in the fabled city of Istanbul
with chauffeured transfers to Istanbul Halkali Station. Here the indulgence
begins with a drinks reception before boarding the Golden Eagle Danube
Express.
Onboard, take in exquisite comforts and attentive service, as you travel
through the picturesque landscapes of Turkey and seamlessly crossing
borders into Bulgaria. As night falls, enjoy a sumptuous Welcome Dinner
with a carefully curated menu, complemented by a selection of the finest
wines.
Overnight: Golden Eagle Danube Express
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today explore the heart of Bulgaria’s vibrant capital, Sofia. The adventure
begins amidst the captivating ruins of the Roman city of Serdica, wander
through the enchanting City Garden, home to the prestigious National
Theatre Ivan Vazov, and marvel at the opulent façade of the Presidential
Palace. Later, enjoy an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experience as you
descend into the hallowed Crypt of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral for a
private performance by the renowned Vanya Moneva Choir.
Overnight: Golden Eagle Danube Express
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Greet the dawn in Belgrade, and following breakfast you will venture out
to discover this city’s hidden treasures. Your adventure begins with an
exploration of Tito’s legendary blue train, a relic of Yugoslavia’s storied
past along with a sumptuous traditional Serbian feast. Next, immerse
yourself in the world of Rakija, Serbia’s beloved elixir and sample an array
of Rakija varieties at the city’s oldest brewery. Before returning to the train,
wander through Belgrade’s bustling streets, where every corner reveals a
new facet of its vibrant culture.
Overnight: Golden Eagle Danube Express
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, venture into the enchanting depths of Postojna Caves. Aboard an
underground train, enter a subterranean world of magnificence, wandering
through a network of grand halls adorned with a myriad of intricate cave
formations and inhabited by mysterious creatures. Immerse yourself in the
atmospheric ambiance, heightened by the soulful notes of a saxophonist
echoing through the cavernous spaces.
Later in the afternoon, cameras poised, the train ascends the breathtaking
Semmering Pass, renowned for its architectural marvels of 16 viaducts
and 15 tunnels. This UNESCO World Heritage Site provides an unrivaled
panorama from the train, a spectacle that transcends ordinary views.
As twilight descends, the train glides in to the imperial city of Vienna,
where the evening unfolds into a crescendo of sophistication. Indulge in
a sumptuous dinner and experience the pinnacle of cultural delight with a
private classical concert featuring the illustrious Vienna Supreme Orchestra.
Overnight: Golden Eagle Danube Express
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This morning, the exploration of the refined splendors of Vienna continues.
Steeped in a rich heritage, Austria’s stunning capital casts its enchanting
spell on visitors. With its elaborate palaces, iconic coffee houses, and a
cultural tapestry woven with classical music and captivating opera, Vienna
stands as a seductive metropolis that beckons to be explored.
Embark on a splendid afternoon journey through the breathtaking Austrian
countryside, traversing the majestic Alps into Switzerland. Whether you
choose to unwind in the privacy of your cabin where your dedicated cabin
attendant is ready to cater to your every need or opt for the sophisticated
ambiance of the bar car, to revel in the enchanting melodies of the
resident pianist and savour the exquisite array of cocktails meticulously
crafted by our world-class bar staff – every moment promises an indulgent
fusion of spectacular views and refined relaxation.
Overnight: Golden Eagle Danube Express
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Renowned for producing the world’s finest sparkling wines, Champagne’s
lusciously manicured vineyards draped over rolling hills, present a
captivating tapestry of green and gold. Beyond the effervescent nectar that
bears its name, the region boasts historic cathedrals and regal architecture,
narrating tales of medieval grandeur. Today’s adventures through this
land will reveal a symphony of flavours, history, and elegance, making
Champagne an unparalleled destination for the senses.
Reboard the train and continue across the serene French countryside. The
final destination awaits, and as the sun sets, arrive in the iconic city of Paris.
This evening’s Farewell Dinner promises a celebration of the exquisite
experiences shared and the enchanting landscapes discovered throughout
this luxurious voyage.
Overnight: InterContinental Paris - Le Grand
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Following breakfast and hotel check out, transfer to the airport for onward
flight departures. There is also an option to extend your stay in Paris for
additional nights to explore more of this fascinating city.
Meals: Breakfast
Note: Paris to Istanbul itinerary varies slightly. Please ask for full details.

Durations

8 Days 7 Nights

Languages

English

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