Tauck has added a new eight-day European itinerary to its product line-up in 2020 that includes a three-night rail journey on The Golden Eagle Danube Express, bookended by two-night stays in Vienna and Milan.
The ‘Grand Rail Adventure: Vienna, The Alps & Milan‘ will be operated across six departures (eastbound or westbound) in September, and includes two nights at the Hotel Bristol in Vienna and the Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan. In each city, guests will explore attractions such as Belvedere Palace, the Hofburg, Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna (on a private, after-hours tour), the Duomo and a 19th-century shopping arcade, the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuelle II in Milan.
Traveling west toward Austria’s Semmering Pass on The Golden Eagle Danube Express, guests will pass through mountain landscapes before arriving at the Tyrolean village of Jenbach, where they’ll board a local steam-powered train for an excursion to scenic Lake Achen. After a boat cruise on the lake, guests will reboard the Danube Express and continue on to Innsbruck where a walking tour of the city’s historic district awaits.
The next day, the Danube Express will traverse Austria’s picturesque Vorarlberg province, cross into Liechtenstein, and continue on to Zurich, where guests will explore the city’s old town on a walking tour and visit the Kunsthaus Museum of Art. After a final overnight on the train, and after crossing the rugged Gotthard Pass into Italy, guests will arrive in the lakeside town of Como. There, the group will enjoy a walking tour and an organ concert in the city’s 14th-century marble cathedral, before reboarding the Danube Express, traveling to Milan, and disembarking a final time.
Accommodations on the train are a choice of either Superior Deluxe or Deluxe cabins.
Both cabin classes feature private en-suite bathrooms with shower, sink and toilet, individually-controlled air conditioning, Wi-Fi access, safe, generous storage space, and dimmer-equipped lighting. The train also features a Bar Lounge Car with nightly performances by a pianist, two restaurant cars that can accommodate all guests in a single seating, and an attendant assigned to every car who reconfigures each cabin from its daytime set-up to nighttime use while guests are enjoying dinner.
The itinerary is available for a maximum of 58 travellers, and is priced from AU$15,740 per person, twin share.
All sightseeing and excursions, most meals and gratuities, all ground transportation (including airport transfers), luggage handling, special events and receptions are included.
For more information, see www.tauck.com.au/