Balkan Explorer - 12 Day/11 Night Balkan Explorer

Luxury Rail Journeys for the Independent Traveller

11 nights from $30,410

per person*

SALE ENDS 30 June 2024

Contact your local broker to book now

This voyage of a lifetime transports you from the enchanting “City of Water” to the jewel of the Byzantium Empire. Evocative of the refinement and sumptuous elegance of a by-gone era, our trains capture the vintage charm of the golden era of travel. Begin your journey in Venice before meandering through the captivating Balkan Region. Experience exclusive excursions across this iconic route before arriving in the magical city of Istanbul.

Deluxe Class (11 Nights)
Dates From: 12 Sep - 23 Sep 24
Twin from $30,410.

Superior Deluxe Class (11 Nights)
Dates From: 12 Sep - 23 Sep 24
Twin from $38,138.

NOTE: A non-refundable deposit of USD2000 (approx NZD$3355) per person for Deluxe Class and USD2500 (approx NZD$4193) per person for Superior Deluxe Class is required at time of confirmation. Non-refundable final balance is due at 75 days before departure.

  • 2 nights pre accommodation at Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal Venice or similar
  • Private en-suite accommodation on the Golden Eagle Danube Express Train
  • 1 night accommodation at Royal Palm Hotel, Dubrovnik or similar
  • 2 nights post accommodation at Four Season Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
  • 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from standard bar list
  • Expertly guided off-train excursions with Freedom of Choice touring options
  • Cabin attendant service including evening turndown
  • Services of an experienced Tour Management team
  • Services of a UK-registered Doctor and medical facilities on board
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Luggage porterage throughout the journey
  • All gratuities

  • Enjoy a gondola ride through the iconic waterways of romantic Venicetttt
  • Explore the ethereal Postojna Cave network of limestone caverns and monumentstttt
  • Discover Sarajevo's poignant history through a truly absorbing guided tour of the citytttt
  • Visit one of the world's best preserved Roman amphitheatres in ancient Plovdivtttt
  • Tour Istanbul's magnificent Sultan Ahmet Mosque (the Blue Mosque)tttt

Terms and Conditions

PACKAGE TERMS & CONDITIONS: It is our policy to present the cost of our holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices. Closeout and blackout periods apply over school holidays and peak holiday periods & availability of seats & rooms is likely to be very limited over this time . Valid for sales to 30 Jun 2024. Valid for travel commenced and completed within the period 12 Sep 2024 to 5 Jan 2026 (unless otherwise specified).Non-refundable final balance is due at 75 days before departure. Prices correct as at 16 May 24 but may be adjusted if surcharges, fees, taxes, or currency exchange rates are affected. Offers subject to availability. (All savings and bonus nights are included in the advertised price). Amounts payable to third parties not included. Cancellation fees apply, offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Prices shown are based on per person costs in New Zealand Dollars, for payment by cash, cheque or eftpos only. Credit card sales not permitted unless Travel Agent acts as a merchant. Capacity limitations apply and may not be available on all services. Events beyond our control such as currency fluctuations and changes to the price of aviation fuel may result in prices variations . Strict cancellation fees apply. Packages are based on consecutive nights. For full terms and conditions and cancellation fees please contact your local travel agent for more information. Trade enquiries via GO Holidays. ISSUE DATE: 16 May 2024.]]>