Balkan Explorer (Eastbound)

  • Train : The Danube Express
  • Duration : More than 10 days
Balkan Explorer (Eastbound)
Journey Highlights
  • Discover the historic and beautifully restored city of Dubrovnik
  • Step back in time in the ancient city of Plovdiv, one of Europe‚Äôs oldest inhabited cities
  • Experience the eclectic mix of culture and religion in historic Mostar
  • Capture the romance and beauty of Venice on our grand tour 
  • Overview
  • Journey Dates
  • Inclusions & Exclusions

Absorb the unique blend of culture, ancient tales and architectural treasures on this fascinating voyage aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express. Meandering through verdant landscapes and along turquoise coastlines, this exclusive rail cruise delivers a captivating exploration of the Balkan nations and their surrounding countries.

Train Departure Schedule

Places Covered

VENICE, Trieste, Ljubljana, Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Belgrade, Skopje, Thessaloniki, Sofia, Plovdiv, Istanbul.

     2020 Departures
    Venice to Istanbul  
Month Day
June 23 Jun - 2 Jul
     2021 Departures
    Venice to Istanbul  
Month Day
July 4 Jul - 14 Jul


  • 7 nights on The Danube Express
  • A generous drinks allowance, including wine, is included with lunch and dinner. 
  • Explore the cities of Venice & Istanbul Pre & Post the train journey respectively
  • Arrival & Departure transfers
  • Essential sightseeing of the places traveled on the Danube Express 
  • 24 hour service attendant
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinner


  • Airfare
  • Visa Costs 
  • Optional off-train excursions
  • Drinks at the bar
  • Overseas Medical Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under "Inclusions"