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Trip Overview

Explore two fascinating and contrasting cities by train. Spend three nights in Cologne and then journey to the capital of Bavaria, Munich, and spend three additional nights in the southern German city. Cologne is the largest city on the River Rhine and is a very lively and cosmopolitan city, while Munich is more relaxed, and famous for great beer!

Highlights

  • Sample Kölsch beer and explore the River Rhine in Cologne
  • Travel by high speed trains between cities
  • Explore the capital of Bavaria, Munich 

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Cologne
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Munich
  • Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise
  • Hop On, hop off sightseeing tour of Munich
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.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN COLOGNE
Welcome to Cologne! Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Why not start your vacation relaxing in a traditional bar and sampling the local specialty beer, Kölsch. (Overnight in Cologne)

DAY 2 - COLOGNE
Explore the best of Cologne on your narrated, hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Visit many of Cologne’s top attractions — like Cologne Cathedral and Cologne City Hall, plus visit the Old Town district, bustling Roncalliplatz, the historic Alter Markt square and much more. A 1-hour Rhine River sightseeing cruise is included (Overnight in Cologne) B

DAY 3- COLOGNE
Enjoy another day discovering Cologne. Chocoholics will want to spend some time at the famous Chocolate Museum on the Rheinau Peninsula, complete with a chocolate fountain and many tasting opportunities. In the evening, don't miss out on a trip to a traditional kölsch restaurant or a visit to one of the many Brauhäuser (pubs/breweries) that surround the cathedral. (Overnight in Cologne) B 

DAY 4 - COLOGNE TO MUNICH
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning, and then make your way to the train station for the ICE train from Cologne to Munich. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. (Overnight in Munich) B

DAY 5 - MUNICH
Spend a full day exploring the relaxed city of Munich using your hop on hop off pass! If your trip greets you with sunshine, a stroll around the huge urban Englisher Garten is a real treat. Explore the boutiques, cafés and sights of the Alstadt, admire the architecture of Marienplatz, the city's central square, or learn all about Bavarian history at the Bavarian National Museum. Come the evening, don't miss a trip to one of the city's famous beer halls. The most renowned of these - the Hofbräuhaus - is a three-floor establishment dating back to the 16th-century, overflowing with traditional food, beer and music! (Overnight in Munich) B

DAY 6 - MUNICH
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a final day touring Munich. Discover the fascinating science and technology exhibitions at the Deutsches Museum, or explore one of the many other museums and galleries that dot the city. After an active day exploring, relax and sample the local food and drink specialties in a bar, café or restaurant, or go to the Bavarian State Opera for a memorable performance. (Overnight in Munich) B

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

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

DISCLAIMER:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. 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. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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.

InterCityHotel Munich

Situated at the main train station. Highlights: WiFi (free of charge), lavish buffet breakfast, brasserie and wine bar with barbecue and seafood specialties from our show kitchen, FreeCityTicket granting use of local public transport in Munich at no charge. All rooms come with soundproofed windows, flatscreen TV, radio, desk, safe and minibar and air conditioning.

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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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