Hungary to Austria
- Sleeper train from Zurich to Budapest
- Sightseeing in Salzburg, Budapest and Vienna
- Danube cruise
- 2 nights in Vienna at the 5* Imperial hotel
- paddle steamer on the Wolfgangsee
- Schaffberg mountain train
- 11 days from £1,750
Series 1, Episode 2 Great Continental Railway Journeys. The romance of travelling across Europe by rail which includes an overnight sleeper train is an inviting prospect and this 11-day Great Continental Rail Journey offers this and much more as you enjoy the jewels of Austria and Hungary's cities, rivers and scenery.
Depart St Pancras mid-morning by Eurostar to Paris. Transfer to TGV service to Zurich, where you pick up the night sleeper train to Budapest.
Arrive Budapest mid-morning. Rest of the day is free to explore. Stay 2 nights in Budapest.
Free day in Budapest for sightseeing both Buda and Pest sides of the river as well as visiting the thermal baths.
Morning train from Budapest to Bratislava. From Bratislava cruise the Danube by catamaran to Vienna. Stay 2 nights in Vienna at the 5* Imperial hotel.
Free day in Vienna for sightseeing by way of a traditional carriage ride. Make time for coffee and cake in a traditional Viennese coffee house.
Mid-morning train for the short journey to Salzburg. Stay 4 nights in Salzburg.
Full day trip leaving Salzburg by bus to St Gilgen where you can connect with the paddle steamer on the Wolfgangsee to St Wolfgang. You can take a trip on the Schaffberg mountain train or travel by bus to Bad Ischl, the former summer capital of the Austria-Hungary dynasty. Here you can visit the Kaiser Villa. Leave Bad Ischl by train and travel back to Salzburg.
Day 8 & 9
Free days based in Salzburg for city/local area sightseeing. Salzburg is the home of Mozart and various tours are available.
Depart Salzburg late morning on a direct train to Cologne, Stay one night in Cologne.
Depart Cologne after breakfast to Brussels to join Eurostar back to St Pancras, arriving early afternoon.
- Standard class travel as shown
- Sleeper berth on night train
- Public transport tickets for Budapest and Vienna
- 9 hotel nights on a B&B basis. 3* hotels en suite except for Vienna where you would stay in the 5* Imperial Hotel for 2 nights
Price per person
From £1,750 per person sharing
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