From Budapest to Tehran: 15 days travel on a train that recalls the glories of the past, the epic adventures on the Orient Express. And the famous “brother” has nothing to envy the Danube Express Golden Eagle also known as the jewel of Persian. We do get on board to experience the thrill of a way of traveling reserved to a few: 70 passengers pampered by the staff as they pass through Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and ending up in Iran. Among the finest percale linen and china dishes, live music and sitting refined, chef ready to churn saucers every now and fluffy bathrobes to relax here is the luxury version of the rail.
Travelling from the banks of the Danube to the shores of the Bosphorus and onto the ancient land of Persia, this unique journey takes in destinations that are rarely experienced by the Western visitor which makes it all the more special. This tour is operated by Australian Pacific Touring.
BUDAPEST – KECSKEMET – SIGHISOARA – BRASOV – VELIKO TARNOVO – KAZANLAK – ISTANBUL – CAPPADOCIA – VAN – VAN LAKE – AKDAMAR ISLAND – ZANJAN – YAZD – ISFAHAN – SHIRAZ – PERSEPOLIS – TEHRAN
The Golden Eagle is your luxurious hotel-on-wheels. Unpack just the once and settle into your well-appointed and comfortable en-suite cabin as you begin this voyage of a lifetime. One of your cabin attendants, available at all times, will be on hand to look after all of your needs.
The Golden Eagle, comprising three categories of cabins, featuring state-of-the-art amenities, and all offering en-suite facilities, is the only private train of its kind operating in this part of the world.
Our newly introduced Imperial Suites are the most spacious cabins on the Golden Eagle, and on any train in Russia.
On the occasions where we travel by day, your cabins provides a calm, personal space in which to read, enjoy a DVD or simply watch the landscape unfold through the large picture window and the facility to adjust the air-conditioning for your own personal comfort.
All three classes of cabin benefit from an evening turndown service and the services of a cabin attendant who is on call 24 hours a day. The onboard cabin attendants are highly regarded by the guests for their impeccable service. In each cabin you will also find an excellent selection of L’Occitane shower gels and shampoos, complemented by premium bath robes, slippers and a hairdryer.