The Balkan Odyssey (Budapest - Venice)

  • Train : The Danube Express
  • Duration : More than 10 days
The Balkan Odyssey (Budapest - Venice)
Journey Highlights
  • Lajosmizse’s spectacular ‘Puszta’ horse show
  • A World Heritage town of Sighisoara rumoured as birthplace of Dracula
  • City tour of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria’s ancient capital.
  • City Tour of  ‘City of Seven Hills’ – Plovdiv & Sofia the Bulgarian Capital.
  • Belgrade – visit to the mighty Kalemegdan Fortress.
  • Mostart own’s renowned stone arch bridge linking the Christian and Muslim areas
  • Discover the town of Sarajevo during the Balkan War
  • Slovenia. Ljubljana is a delightful city, a combination of ancient architecture and a youthful culture. 
  • Explore the church of San Giusto with splendid Byzantine-style architecture enriched with precious mosaics.
  • Discover the fascinating cities of Budapest & Venice


  • Overview
  • Journey Dates
  • Inclusions & Exclusions

Experience Europe from an entirely different perspective as you glide between Venice and Budapest in complete privacy and luxury. Board the Golden Eagle Danube Express for a spectacular European rail journey you will cherish forever. Relaxing and sophisticated, you’ll relish the leisurely pace as you’re transported to some of Europe’s most intriguing destinations, whilst enjoying the intimacy of your private carriage.

Train Departure Schedule

Places Covered

Budapest, Lajosmizse, Kecskemet, sighisoara, Brasov, Veliko tarnovo, Plovdiv, Sofia, Belgrade, Mostar, Sarajevo, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Venice
 Departure 2020 
Month Day
June 17


  • 7 Nights on The Danube Express - Europe's most comfortable train
  • Explore 5 Countries on the exclusive train journey
  • Explore the cities of Venice & Budapest Pre & Post the train journey respectively.
  • Arrival & Departure transfers
  • Welcome & Farewell dinners
  • A diverse and stimulating off-train excursion programme
  • A generous drinks allowance, including wine, is included with lunch and dinner. 
  • 24 Service attendant 


  • 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"