Castles of Transylvania

  • Train : The Danube Express
  • Duration : Upto 7 days
Castles of Transylvania
Journey Highlights
  • Visit the rumoured home and birthplace of the fabled Dracula
  • Exclusive steam haulage through the heart of Hungary
  • Take in the spectacular Bulgarian countryside as we climb over the Shipka Pass
  • Admire the medieval and Baroque splendor of ancient Budapest  

 

  • Overview
  • Journey Dates
  • Inclusions & Exclusions

Delve into the history surrounding Romania’s most infamous historical figure, Vlad the Impaler – or as he is more commonly known, Count Dracula – on this 7-day rail cruise of Transylvania. Enjoy a walking tour of the beautifully preserved town of Sighisoara where he was born, discover Sibiu’s Evangelic Cathedral where Vlad’s son was buried after his assassination, and, visit the impressive Bran Castle - the setting made famous by Bram Stoker’s novel as the residence of the vampire count.


Train Departure Schedule

  • 2024 : April - June , October - December
  • 2025 : April - June , October - December

Places Covered

ISTANBUL - VELIKO TARNOVO - SINAIA (PELES CASTLE) - BRASOV (BRAN CASTLE) - SIGHISOARA - SIBIU - KECSKEMET - LAJOSMIZSE - BUDAPEST

Istanbul to Budapest

2024 Departures

May

10

October

20

2025 Departures

May

30

October

19

Inclusions

ACCOMODATION
  • Five-star pre and post tour accommodation
  • Private en-suite accommodation on the Golden Eagle Danube Express train
SERVICE
  • Cabin attendant service including evening turndown
  • Experienced Tour Management team
  • Services of a UK-registered Doctor and medical facilities on board
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • All gratuities – on and off the train
  • Luggage porterage throughout the journey
DINING
  • Freshly prepared meals on board, using the finest local ingredients
  • Authentic dining experiences in local restaurants
  • Inclusive alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from Standard Bar list
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
EXCURSIONS
  • Expertly guided off-train excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Freedom of Choice touring options