The Danube Express awaits you at Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof for a late afternoon departure. Step aboard and your sleeping car attendant shows you to your private accommodation. Take time to settle in before dinner, served as the forests and undulating hills of Franconia drift by and give way to rural Bavaria. Later, the Lounge Car comes alive as the train continues overnight towards the Czech Republic.
Karlštejn & Prague
Wake as the train journeys through the picturesque Bohemian countryside to Karlštejn whose fairytale castle sits majestically above the village, surrounded by lush forests and vineyards. Built by Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV for the safekeeping of royal and holy treasures, a tour of the castle includes the Imperial Palace and the Marian Tower. Take lunch en route to Prague, the “City of a Hundred Spires”. Sure to captivate with its medieval centre, cobbled streets and vibrant contemporary culture, a guided tour includes St Vitus’ Cathedral, Hradcany Castle and the Charles Bridge as well as the striking Old Town Hall Tower with its Astronomical Clock. Dine back on board as the Danube Express heads overnight to Hungary.
There are glimpses of the Danube as breakfast is served prior to arrival at Budapest Nyugati station where the Danube Express bids you farewell.