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Trip Overview

Enjoy a twin city vacation to two of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities: Amsterdam and Cologne. Spend three nights discovering the canals, museums and restaurants of Amsterdam before traveling by train to Cologne for a three-night stay. Explore the gothic Dom Cathedral, go for a cruise on the Rhine River or enjoy a German beer in the beautifully reconstructed Old Town.

Highlights

  • Don't miss the fascinating museums in Amsterdam; the Anne Frank Museum, Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum to name but a few!
  • Take in the panoramic views from the top of the Dom Cathedral in Cologne
  • Explore the world of chocolate making at Cologne's Chocolate Museum 

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Amsterdam
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Cologne
  • Why not upgrade to the Thalys train between Brussels and Amsterdam? Speak to one of our Rail Experts for more details and prices!
Trip Map

Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM
Welcome to Amsterdam! Upon arrival, check in to your hotel for a three-night stay. Spend the rest of the day exploring Amsterdam at leisure. Hiring a bike is a great way to get around Amsterdam. There are dedicated bike paths throughout the city, or why not speak to us about booking a cycling city tour? And with over ten thousand unique stores, markets and boutiques, there are plenty of opportunities to get your fill of shopping during your stay. (Overnight in Amsterdam)

DAY 2 - AMSTERDAM
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before spending a second day exploring this cosmopolitan city. Sit and watch the world go by from a café, visit the world-famous Anne Frank Museum, or stroll through the picturesque flower markets. (Overnight in Amsterdam) B

DAY 3 - AMSTERDAM
After breakfast in your hotel this morning, perhaps take a boat tour along some of Amsterdam's famous canals. In the evening, enjoy the lively atmosphere around town. Amsterdam has a great nightlife and there are plenty of restaurants and bars to visit during your time here. (Overnight in Amsterdam) B

DAY 4 - AMSTERDAM TO COLOGNE
After a leisurely breakfast, return to the railway station and take a train to Cologne. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel for a three-night stay. Visit Cologne's Chocolate Museum for a tasting, relax in a traditional bar and sample the local specialty beer, or head up to the top of the Dom for fabulous views over the city! (Overnight in Cologne) B

DAY 5 - COLOGNE
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before spending a second day discovering all Cologne has to offer. Visit the wonderful museums such as the Fragrance Museum or marvel at one of the twelve great Romanesque churches in the inner city. Watch the world go by from a café, shop ‘til you drop along Cologne's pedestrianized Schildergasse, or visit Cologne's Town Hall which is one of Germany's oldest town halls, dating back almost 900 years. (Overnight in Cologne) B

DAY 6 - COLOGNE
Why not spend the afternoon strolling through the narrow, cobbled streets of the old town before enjoying the perfect end to your holiday with a relaxing meal at one of the many restaurants the city has to offer? (Overnight in Cologne) B

DAY 7 - DEPART COLOGNE
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your trip. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Vacation Specialists will be happy to assist you with the details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

NH Collection Koln Mediapark

Situated in the centre of Cologne, the NH Collection Koln MediaPark is a stylish and modern hotel with excellent transport links nearby. The hotel boasts 217 comfortable rooms, all with spacious bathrooms, rain showers, Nespresso machines and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can relax in the sauna or steam room, or work up a sweat in the fitness area.

NH Amsterdam Museum Quarter

You’ll find the NH Amsterdam Museum Quarter hotel just outside Amsterdam’s center, sandwiched between a scenic canal and the city’s famous Museum Square. We have 163 spacious guest rooms, many of which overlook rows of traditional Amsterdam houses.

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For more information or to make a reservation, call our Rail Vacation Experts at:
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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