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World's Fanciest Sleeper Cars

Danube Express, Danube Express Limited, Hungary

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Danube Express, Hungary

With bragging rights to the most lavish sleeper cars in Europe, the two-year-old Danube Express has 83-square-foot Deluxe compartments with everything from heated towel rails and antique brass fittings to en suite bathrooms. Thoughtful details include dimming lights and—while they may not seem unusual at first glance—easy-to-open windows, a rarity in train travel. The refurbished cars, which were once used by Hungarian government dignitaries, travel major routes between central European capitals (popular stops include Dracula’s Transylvania castle).

Deluxe Detail: Full-length wardrobes and mirrors.

Deluxe sleeper car fares start at about $3,777 per person for a four-day, three-night trip.

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