Climb aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express and journey through four Central European countries during the holiday season. You'll discover amazing architectural gems, layers of fascinating history, and festive Christmas Markets from Budapest to Prague and beyond.

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New Year’s in Vienna: A Deluxe Rail Journey

From Budapest to Prague aboard the Danube Express

10 days from $14,995

Climb aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express and journey through four Central European countries during the holiday season. You'll discover amazing architectural gems, layers of fascinating history, and festive Christmas Markets from Budapest to Prague and beyond.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Dec 27, 2023 - Jan 5, 2024 Departure
Laurie Koloski

Laurie Koloski

Laurie Koloski traveled to Poland for the first time in 1981, knowing little about the country and maybe a dozen words of the language. It didn’t take long to realize what a special place it was, and she lived there for four years before returning to the US. She has been traveling to and studying east central Europe ever since.

Currently an Associate Professor of History at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, she received her BA in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Michigan, an MA from Yale University, and a PhD in History from Stanford University. She also holds certificates from the Center for Polish Language and Culture in the World at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.

Her teaching interests include modern and contemporary Europe, communism and socialism, historical interpretation, world history since 1000, and material culture. Her research centers on post-1945 Poland, with a particular focus on social and cultural history in early-postwar Kraków. She served as director of William & Mary’s international studies center for several years, has led large and small groups of students on study abroad programs, and has enjoyed traveling with Smithsonian Journeys tours since 2016.