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9 Days 8 Nights

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About this tour

Embark on a luxurious New Year’s adventure aboard a private luxury train 🚂 through the enchanting landscapes of Central Europe. Departing from Budapest, you’ll be whisked away on a mesmerizing journey, weaving through snow-kissed valleys beneath the majestic Austrian Alps. Explore captivating capital cities and unearth hidden gems along the way. 🌟 Ring in the New Year in opulent style in Vienna, where a gala dinner awaits accompanied by a mesmerizing performance by the world-renowned Wiener Hofball Orchestra. 🎶 Immerse yourself in the harmonious blend of musical celebration, rich history, and architectural marvels that make this journey an unforgettable experience.

 Budapest – Keszthely – Graz – Vienna – Cesky Krumlov – Prague – Kosice – Budapest 

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Package expires at on 24th, October 2025


  • 🥂 Champagne send-off with military brass band
  • 💃 Viennese Waltz lessons at Elmayer Dance School
  • 🎟️ VIP New Year’s Gala with Wiener Hofball Orchestra
  • 🐎 Horse-drawn carriage to private brunch at Palais Coburg
  • 🚋 Vintage tram tour of Prague
  • 🎻 Private classical concert at Municipal House


  • Pre and post tour accommodation at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace (5 star)
  • Private en-suite accommodation on the Golden Eagle Danube Express train in a Deluxe Class cabin
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from standard bar list
  • Expertly guided off-train excursions with Freedom of Choice touring options
  • VIP tickets to the Silvester New Year’s Eve Gala Ball in Vienna
  • 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


On arrival in Budapest, transfer to the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace for a two-night stay. Depending on your arrival time, you may have the opportunity to begin exploring Budapest. In the evening, enjoy a welcome reception dinner in the elegant surrounds of the art nouveau Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace where you can meet your fellow travellers on this celebratory journey over the New Year holidays. Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest Meals: Dinner

Budapest is two cities separated by the River Danube. The old city of Buda and the imposing Royal Palace, dominates the city with stunning views across the Danube to the commercial heart of Pest. Enjoy a city tour which includes the Royal Palace, St. Mathias Church and panoramic view from Gellert Hill. See the Citadel, the Opera House, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Heroes Square and the City Park. The rest of the day is at leisure. Stroll through the Christmas Markets scattered around the city, visit the historic Great Market Hall with its endless variety of delicious foods and wines or head to one of the city’s famous thermal baths for a rejuvenating dip. Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Happy New Year! The day begins with a horse-drawn carriage ride along the cobbled streets to Palais Coburg, a stunning former Habsburg Palace, for a celebratory brunch. From the Palais, take in the live broadcast of the New Year concert from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. If you would rather see more of the splendid Austrian countryside, as part of the Freedom of Choice program, there is the option to visit the delightful Schönbrunn Palace to see the city’s famous festive market. Later this evening, re-join the train for dinner before leaving Austria for the Czech Republic. Overnight: Golden Eagle Danube Express Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today begins in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage town of Cesky Krumlov, declared a UNESCO World Heritage destination. The old town dusted with snow makes for a beautiful stop. After a brief introduction to the town, some time at leisure will allow you to explore independently. Relax with lunch on board as the train continues to Prague, one of the most beautifully preserved cities in Europe. Spanning the Vltava River, Prague is dominated by the 9th century Prague Castle, a stunning sight viewable from anywhere in the city. An introductory tour takes in the Old Town Square with its historic buildings and Astronomical Clock, the historic 14th century Charles Bridge and the Jewish Quarter. Tonight, enjoy dinner before a private classical concert. Overnight: Golden Eagle Danube Express Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, the city of Prague is waiting to be explored. Begin with a vintage tram ride through the city to Prague Castle and the gothic St. Vitus Cathedral. The castle and its surrounding architectural gems occupy a hillside overlooking the city and river. Enjoy lunch surrounded by the landmarks of this ‘City of a Hundred Spires.’ The rest of the day is free for you to visit more festive markets or take in the iconic sites of the city, all within walking distance of the station. Enjoy dinner on board as the train journeys into Slovakia. Overnight: Golden Eagle Danube Express Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Start the final day of touring in one of the lesser known gems of Central Europe, Kosice. The city, and its medieval-come-cosmopolitan style, is slowly drawing more visitors to this former cornerstone of Communist Czechoslovakia. Embark on a highlights tour which takes in the vast oval shaped central square, filled with relics from the 15th and 16th century. This afternoon, enjoy a final lunch on the train before arriving in Budapest. On arrival in Budapest, transfer back to the Four Seasons Gresham Palace for an overnight stay including a celebratory farewell dinner toasting the success of the tour. Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest 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 Budapest for additional nights to explore more of this fascinating city. Meals: Breakfast


9 Days 8 Nights





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  • 28 Dec 2024 - 5 Jan 2025
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