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Trip Overview

This seven-day rail vacation will introduce you to three of Europe’s most fascinating cities: Berlin, Cologne and London! Experience Berlin’s most iconic, must-see landmarks and attractions. Make memories with off-the-beaten path moments discovering Cologne, the Bavarian capital. When in London, seek out its exciting mix of old and new by wandering around Trafalgar Square, exploring Piccadilly Circus and visiting the city’s bustling markets.

Highlights

  • Discover historic landmarks and a vibrant city life in Berlin
  • Experience the Rhine in cosmopolitan Cologne
  • Visit all the crowd-pleasing, popular attractions and landmarks in London

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Train travel and seat reservations as per the itinerary
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Berlin
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Cologne
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in London
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. 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 – BERLIN
Welcome to Berlin! When you arrive, check into your hotel for a two-night stay. Once you’re settled, why not head out and begin exploring the city? With so much culture, history, and must-see landmarks, you’re sure to find a way to enjoy your time here. Be sure to pay a visit to the iconic Checkpoint Charlie, the name given to the infamous crossing point between East and West Berlin. (Overnight in Berlin)

DAY 2 – BERLIN
After breakfast this morning, take in the stunning views of the city from the top of the Reichstag or maybe see the animals at Berlin Zoo. Learn about the history of the Berlin Wall, take a stroll through the peaceful gardens of the Tiergarten or treat yourself to a meal at the revolving restaurant at the top of the Fernsehturm/TV Tower. (Overnight in Berlin) B

DAY 3 – BERLIN TO COLOGNE
Spend the morning enjoying breakfast and squeezing in any last-minute sights before traveling on your own to the station and taking a highspeed ICE train from Berlin to Cologne. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and start experiencing what this Bavarian capital has to offer. Explore the elaborate interiors of the Residenz, home to the Wittelsbachs who ruled Bavaria from the 15th century until World War I. A vast collection of their treasures including fine tapestries, furniture, works of art and bronze sculptures can still be viewed today. Don't miss the Nymphenburg Palace, set amongst beautiful gardens with lakes and canals, or the Frauenkirche, a Gothic landmark dating back to the 15th century. (Overnight in Cologne) B

DAY 4 – COLOGNE
Have breakfast and then discover the crowd-pleasing attractions and off-the-beaten path experiences you didn’t get a chance to yesterday. If Cologne is famous for one thing, it's its magnificent Gothic Dom. This cathedral is one of the largest of its kind and conveniently located just outside the train station. Perhaps see the city from the water on a riverboat cruise along the Rhine, or pay a visit to the Chocolate Museum. (Overnight in Cologne) B

DAY 5 – COLOGNE TO LONDON
Following breakfast, travel on your own to the station and board a highspeed train from Cologne to Brussels, then take Eurostar from Brussels to London. When you arrive, check into your hotel for a two-night stay and then get to know the English capital. It’s no surprise that London is one of the most visited destinations in world. An extensive mix of old and new, London features an energy and allure not found anywhere else. You’ll find many of the most historic and crowd-pleasing locations concentrated in the city center. In just one afternoon, you can wander around Trafalgar Square, see government in action at the Houses of Parliament, and take photos of the Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 6 – LONDON
After breakfast, spend your day and evening discovering more of what the city has to offer. Walk London’s busy streets, explore the famous Piccadilly Circus and the National Gallery, see St. Paul’s Cathedral (the largest and most famous church in London), and check out South Bank Centre’s variety of artistic venues and eateries on the South Bank of the River Thames. Then, there’s top-tier theatre, wonderful walking towers, bustling markets, and the permanent collections at free museums and galleries. Why not visit Leicester Square, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and enjoy some classic fish and chips at Hyde Park? (Overnight in London) B

DAY 7 – END OF TOUR
Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel, then check out and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a nearby city, one of our Rail 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.

Hampton by Hilton Berlin City West

The Hampton by Hilton Berlin City West is a contemporary hotel with 214 bedrooms. The hotel has Wi-Fi access throughout and a modern gym. Drinks and light meals are available in the hotel's 24-hour snack area.

Intercity Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Right on the doorstep to the main train station, the IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof is just a few short steps away from the city and everything it has to offer in terms of shopping and entertainment. Berlin's hotspots are easy to reach on foot: Federal Chancellery (approx. 6 minutes), Brandenburg Gate (approx. 20 minutes), Potsdamer Platz (approx. 30 minutes).

Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt

Right outside of the main train station, in sight of the Federal Chancellery, you will find the Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt. Many places of interest are within walking distance, including the Platz der Republik (approx. 850 m) and the Brandenburg Gate (approx. 1.5 km).

NH Berlin Kurfurstendamm

Located in the old Bohemian quarter of town, the NH Berlin Kurfürstendamm hotel puts you steps from the city’s most popular shopping street. It also gives you easy access to some of Berlin’s biggest tourist attractions. The U-Bahn Uhlandstraße metro station and S-Bahn Savignyplatz station are only 200m away.

InterCityHotel Berlin Ostbahnhof

The IntercityHotel Ostbahnhof is conveniently located in Berlin next to the Ostbahnhof train station. The Spree River is within easy walking distance (approx. 5 min), and the Mercedes-Benz Arena is only about 9 minutes away. Using public transport, the Brandenburger Gate and Berlin Mitte can be easily reached in approx. 15 minutes.

Regent Berlin

The Regent Berlin is a luxury hotel with 195 elegant well-equipped bedrooms and suites, including Nespresso coffee machines. The Regent has a gourmet restaurant called Fischers Fritz, boasting two Michelin stars as well as the Regent Health Club, offering a gym, sauna and a range of beauty treatments. Wi-Fi internet access is also available in all rooms and public areas. The hotel is on Gendarmenmarkt square in the centre of Berlin, near Berlin's famous Friedrichstraße and Unter den Linden boulevard.

Hilton London Euston

Located in a wonderful Victorian building just a stone’s throw from Euston station, the Hilton Euston is in an ideal central London location, and just a 10 minute walk from St Pancras Railway station. Guests can dine in a choice of two restaurants, or make use of the stylish lounge bar or sun terrace. The hotel’s 150 rooms all feature marble bathrooms, air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet access.

Megaro London

The Megaro London is a unique hotel located in the heart of London's Kings Cross area. The hotel features 49 comfortable bedrooms and an on-site restaurant offering a menu of English and Italian cuisine. The sophisticated Megaro Bar is perfect for relaxing with a drink after a day's sightseeing. The Megaro is located opposite St Pancras station and just minutes from bus, tube and Eurostar.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. 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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