Short Bohemian journeys for luxury train travellers

 

The trend towards luxury train travel appears to be increasing for travellers who enjoy a relaxing time watching the world go by in sumptuous surroundings, whilst also knowing exactly how their budget is being spent (being that many such journeys include most meals and drinks). And travellers should be pleased to know that short European breaks are now an option with the ultra-luxury holiday train The Danube Express.

The launch of the Bohemian Short Break adventure – a 5-day fully escorted trip from Budapest to Brussels – means that those with a penchant for luxury rail travel can enjoy a scenic voyage through the changing landscapes of the heart of Europe. The break begins with two nights in Budapest before joining the Danube Express at Budapest Nyugati station, where passengers will begin with a Champagne reception for the journey through Europe to Brussels, via Vienna, Prague and Carlsbad. Arriving in Brussels at the end of the holiday, guests will say farewell to the Danube Express to board the Eurostar for journey’s end – London St Pancras.

The Danube Express offers the Bohemian Short Break from £1,890 per person, including two nights’ half board hotel accommodation in Budapest, two nights’ full board with wine, beer and soft drinks onboard the Danube Express, outbound BA flight London-Budapest, Eurostar Brussels-London in Leisure Select, transfers, full sightseeing programme and the services of a Tour Manager. The trip departs 2nd September 2009.

Andrea Wren is a freelance journalist and owner of Wren Elite Travel.

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  1. Lara says:

    This looks like an incredible way to see Europe – definitely on my list of things to do.

    I went to Prague a few years ago and do wish I’d had the chance to go by train – the scenery would’ve been spectacular.

    Lara :-)

  2. John says:

    I can’t believe they are including a London – Budapest BA flight in this package. A true luxury trip wouldn’t be so rushed that you’d need to take the train back. True Luxury isn’t the price paid or the champagne reception, its having the time to travel at your own pace.

  3. irene says:

    john couldn’t agree more with you – time is a precious commodity and a luxury for many. being able to take the time to enjoy travel is probably one of the best things you can do – even better if you can manage it with loved ones.

  4. carol says:

    The Danube Express does look appealing. However, you will have to wait until 2010, as this year’s service was cancelled because of poor bookings. See the following:
    http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/may2009/gb20090526_031863.htm

  5. Emily M says:

    I love the idea of this, train travel (when not traveling to work) can be really relaxing and with great scenery.

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