October 16, 2006 - Spend the last hours of the old year and the first of the new on board the Majestic Imperator Luxury Train in Vienna, the capital of Austria.
The restored Majestic Imperator Luxury Train is based on the Imperial Train of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was inaugurated by Archduchess Maria Christina von Habsburg-Lothringen, descendent of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Elisabeth.
The philosophy of today's Majestic Imperator Luxury Train is best reflected in the words of the Honourable Claudius von Klaudy, his Majesty's Engineer at the end of the 19th century: "to provide the guests with an experience, which will forever remain a highlight in their travel memories."
On December 31, the Majestic Imperator will travel through and around Vienna by night, allowing you to enjoy the view while being pampered with fine dining at a black tie formal dinner, followed by dancing onboard at the New Year's Ball.
At midnight, the Majestic Imperator will stop on a bridge on the Danube, thus allowing an excellent view of Vienna's magnificent firework display. Guests will then be invited to dance a midnight waltz high above the Danube to the most famous Strauss waltz 'The Blue Danube'.
In the New Year, there will be live music in the piano bar, and continued dancing. Later, guests will be served goulash soup and Sacherwürstel, a traditional Austrian sausage. From 2 am, the Train will call at various Viennese stations before arriving back at Wien-Süd at 4 am.
The Imperial New Year's Express costs 285 euros (approx. US$357/GB£192) per person. Rail ticket, dinner, drinks (Champagne, fine wines, beer, mineral water & soft drinks) and the most romantic evening in Europe are all included in the price.
Train Chartering (www.trainchartering.com) is the pioneer of a coordinated approach to sourcing, theming and crewing special trains for corporate & private events, film locations & airport or cruise liner transfers. This full service approach is enhanced by ground handling services at stations.
For more information
Contact Train Chartering, Simon Pielow, +44 (0)1249 890176 for information about the Majestic Imperator Luxury Train for private charter & group or individual travel www.trainchartering.com.
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