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Trip Overview

Spend two nights in Brussels before crossing the border to explore the cobbled streets of Luxembourg. Continue the journey to the lively and cosmopolitan city of Cologne. The journey by train from Luxembourg to Cologne is spectacular and you can enjoy the stunning views of the mountains and Moselle river from the comfort of your seat!

Highlights

  • Spend a day exploring the Grand Place in Brussels and enjoy a glass of local beer
  • Explore the historic landmarks of Luxembourg
  • Marvel at the spectacular views from the Dom Cathedral in Cologne

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 2-night hotel stay with breakfast in Brussels
  • 2-night hotel stay with breakfast in Luxembourg
  • 2-night hotel stay with breakfast in Cologne
  • Hop-On-Hop-Off Pass for Brussels
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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.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN BRUSSELS
Welcome to Brussels! Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Enjoy two days at leisure exploring this cosmopolitan bilingual capital. There are plenty of restaurants and bars in the narrow roads off the square as well as the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, one of Europe's oldest shopping arcades. (Overnight in Brussels)

DAY 2 - BRUSSELS
After breakfast use your Hop-On-Hop-Off Pass to visit some of the exhibitions in one of the spheres of the Atomium; Brussels' answer to the Eiffel Tower, or stroll through the Petit Sablon, a small green square that is home to an array of shops and fantastic patisseries. (Overnight in Brussels) B

DAY 3 - BRUSSELS TO LUXEMBOURG
After breakfast, make your way to the train station and travel from Brussels to Luxembourg. Upon arrival, check in at the City Hotel for a two-night stay. Spend the afternoon wandering the streets of the Old Town and perhaps enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. (Overnight in Luxembourg) B

DAY 4 - LUXEMBOURG
Why not visit the 17th century Notre-Dame Cathedral or enjoy a drink at a cafe around the Place d'Armes square and soak up the atmosphere? (Overnight in Luxembourg) B

DAY 5 – LUXEMBOURG TO COLOGNE
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel and then travel from Luxembourg to Cologne. The journey takes you through the scenic Moselle Valley with amazing views of the mountains and the Moselle river from the comfort of your seat! On arrival in Cologne, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Once you have settled into your hotel, head out to begin your exploration. Why not visit the famous Gothic Cathedral on the Rhine? If you have the energy to climb up to the top of one of the spires, there are great views to be had of the city and river. (Overnight in Cologne) B

DAY 6 - COLOGNE
A Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel then spend a full day exploring Cologne with your Hop-On-Hop-Off Pass and take advantage of the city's river side position by taking a scenic cruise down the sparkling Rhine. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel and then perhaps visit Cologne's Chocolate Museum, or maybe relax in a traditional bar and sample the local specialty beer, Kölsch, and then head up to the top of the Dom for fabulous views over the city. (Overnight in Cologne) B

DAY 7 – DEPART COLOGNE
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before departing Cologne and continuing your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in another city, one of our Rail Consultants would be happy to assist you. B

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

Floris Arlequin Grand Place Brussels

Situated just 200 yards from the magnificent Grand Place, the Floris Hotel Arlequin is the perfect base for sightseeing in Brussels. The hotel boasts 92 elegant rooms, each with Wi-Fi internet access, air conditioning and flat screen TVs. Guests can relax in the hotel bar after a long day of exploring, or can make use of the hotel’s fitness centre during their stay.

NH Brussels Louise

Situated along Avenue Louise, Brussels’ lively shopping area, the NH Hotel Brussels City Centre offers an elegant escape in the heart of the city. The hotel’s 246 rooms all come equipped with cable television, tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can dine on Belgian and international cuisine in the on-site ‘Chez Louise’ brasserie, and make use of the well equipped fitness centre.

NH Collection Brussels Centre

Nestled just a stone’s throw from Brussels’ iconic Grand Place and the famous Menneken Pis statue, the NH Collection Brussels Centre occupies a prime position right in the heart of the Belgian capital. The property’s 241 rooms are all warmly decorated, and feature minibars, tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can make use of the spacious on-site gym, or dine in ‘Brasserie Atlanta’, where the menus feature the best of Belgian, French and Italian cuisine.

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.

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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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