Ljubljana – Slovenia’s capital – is often referred to as “Plečnik’s Ljubljana”. It is hard to walk down a street in this beautiful city without encountering a structure designed by the famous architect, Jože Plečnik.
Plečnik’s work is considered to be one of the 20th Century’s most important oeuvres – so much so that Ljubljana’s landmarks have been included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Following the breakdown of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Plečnik contributed to the city’s redesign, in a uniquely “human centred urban design” – blending the medieval identity of the city, with an emerging need for public, green spaces and institutions.
Notable examples of his work include the Triple Bridge, Žale Cemetery, and enchanting market buildings along the Ljubljanica River.
Travelling aboard our opulently appointed, Danube Express, you will have the opportunity to explore this city – so charming that you will believe in fairy tales again.
Read on for more information about our luxury train and exciting voyages that will journey through this captivating destination.
Golden Eagle Danube Express
Fully en-suite accommodation
Intimate, indulgent, and inimitable, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains provide the ultimate luxury travel experience. Evocative of the refinement and sumptuous elegance of a by-gone era, our trains capture the vintage charm of the golden era of travel.
The Golden Eagle Danube Express is your private, five-star hotel-on-wheels. Carrying up to 64 guests, the Danube Express combines first-class customer service with a romantic and intimate exploration of some of Europe’s most remarkable sites.
Istanbul to Venice
August 5 – August 16 2022
Your iconic journey begins in the magical city of Istanbul. Steeped in over 2,500 years of history, this dazzling and dynamic metropolis is a spectacular mix of modern masterpieces and Byzantium beauty.
Take in the ever-changing vista as you are transported through the captivating Balkan region. Dive deep into the diversity of the Continent, journey through picturesque towns, cosmopolitan capitals, and coastlines.
August 5 – August 15 2023
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.
April 29 – May 10 2023
Discover the fascinating history, vibrant culture and medieval relics of this enchanting region, as we venture through the lush landscapes of the Balkan states and their neighbouring countries, aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express.
Grand Alpine Express
May 15 – May 25 2023
Dramatic mountain scenery and beautiful lakes provide the continual backdrop for this magnificent tour by rail. Soak up inspiring lakes and mountains scenery as we travel by private train through the stunning Alpine region.
Oct 6 – Oct 13 2023
Venture through the majestic Balkan states, aboard one of Europe’s most luxurious, private train. Embark from the heart of the Habsburg Empire, Vienna, through to the stunning and historic Croatian port city of Dubrovnik.