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Golden Eagle Luxury Train Returning

Golden Eagle Luxury Train ReturningGolden Eagle Luxury Train Returning

The Golden Eagle Danube Express train embarks on another 15-day journey from Budapest; from the banks of the Danube to the shores of Bosporus and onwards to Iran. On March 31, the luxury train will start its eastbound journey, dubbed as the ‘Jewels of Persia’ with tourists from Europe, the US, and Australia, ISNA reported.

Last year, the luxury train made two journeys to Iran, with about 140 tourists. The tour involves an outbound and inbound journey.  During the first outbound trip, the train entered Iran via the Razi border crossing in Khoy county, West Azerbaijan, stopping at Zanjan, Yazd, Isfahan, Shiraz, Pasargad, and Tehran.  After a 7-day tour of Iran, the visitor flew back from Tehran for the inbound leg of their journey.

At the end of the current tour the Golden Eagle will remain in Tehran to receive the next tour that is to fly in.

This group will commence its inbound trip on April 13, heading back to Hungary. This time the train will take the travelers to Mashhad, Kerman, Bam, Yazd, Shiraz, Pasargad, Isfahan, and Zanjan, before leaving the country via the Razi border crossing.

Future trips are planned for September, October, and November, making up a total of eight tours during 2015.

The package costs $9,000 to $15,000. The design of the coaches and cabins dates back to 1950s. Some coaches come with a private attendant, and are equipped with en suite bathrooms.