If there is one thing the Mistress loves it's to travel. And while plane travel is the fastest way there, I have always found train travel to be the most glamorous way to do it. I have always loved train rides and for some reason train travel comes off as mysterious for some reason, damn those AMC movies! Even short rides like when I go into New York City are fun. Longer trips are also nice, and the Mistress always gets excited if their is a lounge car. Ohhhhh, tell me there is a lounge car!!!!
So it should come as no surprise on my bucket list is a ride on the Danube Express someday. Lets travel shall we?
You can begin your journey in Budapest, Istanbul or Warsaw - whichever you prefer for your journey across Europe.Train holidays to Europe aboard the Danube Express offer a return to the classic glamour of rail travel, with all the comforts of home available while you’re voyaging across Europe. Their deluxe sleeping cars feature two comfortable lower beds which convert to armchairs during the day, large picture windows, a full length wardrobe, air-conditioning and en suite shower/WC with constant hot water. the suite also has wood panelled walls complemented by coordinated fabrics and brass fittings.The only thing to worry me is if the Mistress has a traveling companion. And there is only the twin size beds. Oh well, I'll make do!!! But how luxurious are these suites?
A final touch, your Sleeping Car attendant is on hand to bring early morning tea or coffee and perhaps later, a glass of wine. During dinner each evening, he transforms your living room into a cosy bedroom. One of the highlights of a journey on the Danube Express is the experience, ever rarer in today’s world, of dining well on a train in good company. In the elegant, yet unpretentious restaurant cars, the atmosphere is comfortable and informal. The friendly, efficient waiting staff serves all meals in a single sitting, allowing you time to relax, unhurried, to enjoy the sense of occasion. Tempting dishes and regional specialities with a Central European theme are prepared and cooked by the experienced chefs using fresh local ingredients. Menus are compiled with care to ensure they appeal to all tastes and special dietary needs can also be accommodate. The style and service onboard are second to none. Experience delicious regional cuisine in the Restaurant car, a fusion of excellent food and stunning vistas. Relax in the warm and friendly atmosphere of the Lounge car and enjoy a drink with fellow travellers on your holidays by train, or simply listen to a favourite tune from the pianist.
In the evening, this social hub comes alive as people meet for pre-dinner drinks and later, the party continues as the resident pianist plays your favourite songs. A member of staff is always on hand to assist and the bar stays open until the wee hours, my kinda place!!!!
So Agatha Christie, no? I am soooooo ready to do this. Anyone want to come along? But I get the top bunk! You can contact Danube Express at email@example.com if you would like further information on possible itineraries,costs, or to book the Mistress a trip as a gift! Tootles!