A Bespoke Voyage of Your Design

Intimate, indulgent, and inimitable, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains private charters are 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.

Privately charter two of the world’s most luxurious trains, the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express and the Golden Eagle Danube Express. We cater for private and corporate groups ranging from 1 to up to 100 - for voyages starting from two days.

With completely customisable itineraries and comprehensive passenger service, we will ensure a completely seamless journey from start to finish. Your tour will be fully supported by both our UK and onboard team of travel experts. We will source every aspect of your voyage to meet your requirements and deliver an all-inclusive five-star service. From fine dining to corporate branding, no request will go unanswered.

Whether you are toasting to an anniversary or wish to impress a corporate client, do it in style. Read on for further details.

Itineraries and Excursions

With over 30 years of experience, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains are synonymous with a magical combination of luxury and adventure.

Share a truly unique and memorable moments in the ultimate VIP experience – in the luxury of complete privacy with those who matter most to you.

We understand that itineraries are more than just a destination. Charters are completely flexible, and you are in full control.

We will liaise with you, to bring together an exciting mix of on-board experiences and off-train excursions. We design exclusive itineraries, researched by our team of local experts, and curated by Company Founder and Owner, Tim Littler.

Our tours open up regions across Asia and Europe that are often difficult to reach for the ordinary traveller. Traverse the ice-capped peaks of Siberian mountains and meet the isolated communities of the Buryat Republic. Or gracefully ascend the St Gotthard Pass aboard the majestic Danube Express, and experience one of the greatest feats of civil engineering.

Our unique off-train excursions are led by local experts and offer an exclusive and informed insight into your destination. There is also the option to go solo and immerse yourself in the local community. Our onboard experts will be there to assist you in every step of your journey.

A Culinary Voyage

Our voyages are an exceptional gourmet experience. Steward served and chef prepared, our offerings of delectable delicacies, use only the finest ingredients.

Cuisine is the core of a culture. Our chefs source ingredients from local markets and take influence from regional culinary traditions – creating a unique insight into your destinations.

Guests enjoy these indulgent delights in our beautiful dining cars, bedecked in ornate architecture with crisp linen and glistening crystal. Dishes are complimented by a specially curated selection of the finest wines and champagnes.

Do you have special dietary needs? Our chefs will design the dining experience to meet any guest requirements.

Relax in style

Golden Eagle Luxury Trains are five-star hotels on rails. Unpack just the once and settle into your well-appointed and comfortable en-suite cabin as you begin this voyage of a lifetime. One of your cabin attendants, available at all times, will be on hand to look after all of your needs.

No matter the journey, first-class service is included as standard.

Relax within the majestic grandeur of our well-appointed en-suite cabins. Our spacious cabins include a DVD/CD player, LCD screen, safe, individual air-conditioning, wardrobe, large picture window.

Golden Eagle Danube Express

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.

There are seven sleeping cars. Four feature Deluxe cabins and the remaining three contain Superior Deluxe cabins. Details of which can be found here.

All Golden Eagle Danube Express cabins are air conditioned. All passengers are provided with luxurious L’Occitane toiletries, along with plush robes, slippers, and towels.

A unique blend of modern technology and nostalgic indulgence, the Golden Eagle Danube Express is one of the finest rail accommodations available across Europe. Cabins are fitted with dimmer switch lighting, reading lights, individual air conditioning, Wi-Fi and USB ports, power sockets and safe.

Meals onboard are enjoyed in our immaculately designed Restaurant Cars. As the train meanders through the hypnotic European landscape, delve into the irresistible breakfast selection. Options include fresh fruits, regional delicacies, and a warming cooked breakfast.

For lunch and dinner, guests are treated to an exquisite culinary experience to capture the very essence of our destinations. Menus are complimented by a specially curated list of wines – chosen by our Company Founder, Tim Littler.

The social heart of the train, the Bar Lounge Car is the perfect place to relax, enjoy a delicious array of baked goods and play a game of backgammon or two. Our expert Tour Managers can host a range of programmes to be held in the Bar Lounge Car – including language lessons and engaging lectures led by specialist guest speakers.

The glamour intensifies as the sun sets. Settle back in the plush seats of the Bar Lounge Car and luxuriate in the sumptuous haze of opulent décor and the romantic glow of the setting sun. Relax as the resident musician delicately plays and our team of specialist bar staff serve up an exclusive menu of cocktails.

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

A fully en-suite private train, the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, serves the world’s longest railway line and can carry up to 100 guests.

Launched by HRH Prince Michael of Kent in 2007, the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, is the epitome of luxury.

Undoubtedly the premier rail cruise, the private train can carry up to 12 sleeping carriages, 2 restaurant cars, 1 bar lounge car, 1 kitchen car and 2 staff cars. The Golden Eagle train features three categories of compartment on board – Silver, Gold, and Imperial Suite. Further details of which can be found here.

Russia is an exquisite melting pot of cultures, cuisines, and communities – blending the provincial and the palatial - presenting the traveller with an everchanging palette of art, architecture, and allure. Enjoy these intoxicating and uninterrupted panoramas from the grand windows of the beautifully appointed Bar Lounge Car and Restaurant Cars.

Immaculately presented with starched white linen and adorned with glistening crystalware, the Restaurant Cars are an ode to the golden age of travel. Relax as liveried staff tend to your every need and present sumptuous meals freshly prepared by our specially trained chefs.

The social heart of the train, the Bar Lounge Car is the perfect place to relax, enjoy a delicious array of baked goods and play a game of backgammon or two. Our expert Tour Managers can host a range of programmes to be held in the Bar Lounge Car – including Russian language lessons and engaging lectures led by specialist guest speakers.

As evening falls, unwind after a busy day of touring and enjoy the melodious tranquillity of a performance by our resident pianist.

Due to the conflict in Ukraine all sales and operations for our Russia tour programmes have been suspended until further notice.

Private Charter Case Study: Golden Eagle Danube Express

Every charter is bespoke and tailormade to the unique requests of each guest. For this exclusive private charter of the luxurious, Danube Express, guests will enjoy a truly Once in a Lifetime Voyage through Hungary, Austria, Croatia, and Slovenia.

Highlights include:

Postojna Cave Visit, Slovenia

Explore the natural splendour of Slovenia, described as the “Green Pearl in the Heart of Europe”. This beautiful country is adorned with snow-capped peaks, rich aquamarine rivers, and whimsical seaside towns.

Below this magnificent landscape, lies a magical subterranean world of caves. As an exciting element of this bespoke itinerary, adventure through the long karst cave system – the Postajna Cave. First explored in 1819, these incredible natural creations have remained a must-see feature of Slovenia.

Bruck an der Mur, Austria

Known as the “City of Many Faces”, Bruck an der Mur is an eclectic mix of gothic grandeur, unspoiled panoramas, and palatial places of worship – nestled within the alpine expanse of the Styrian Mountains.

As one of the country’s oldest cities, Bruck an der Mur is a treasure trove of architectural gems - including the sumptuously adorned Kornmess Resident and the Wrought Iron Well (an exquisite Venetian landmark, crowned by a renaissance-style perched pergola.)

Keszthely, Hungary

Perched on the edge of Lake Balaton, this dreamy town is the perfect spot to unwind and meander through the narrow streets of fascinating museums and charming cafes.

Not to be missed, within the hazy labyrinthine of antiquated avenues lies the lavish, Festetics Palace. Considered one of the most beautiful structures in Hungary, the 100-room palace perfectly captures the indulgent opulence of the Hungarian Aristocracy.

Lake Bled, Slovenia

A serene panorama of jade depths, Lake Bled mesmerisingly reflects the majestic peaks of the Julian Alps, which watch over this beautiful oasis.

Framed by Thermal Springs and crowned by the idyllic Bled Island; this picturesque location is one of Slovenia’s most popular resorts. Enjoy a fairy tale “Pletna” boat ride along the glistening lake and explore the baroque gems nestled in Bled Island.

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