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There’s something magical about exploring historic European cities. Each city on this 15-day train holiday has its own charming allure. From breathtaking landscapes, unforgettable onboard experiences, fairy tale cobbled alleyways, cozy cafés, and unrivaled attractions, these destinations were made to be explored. Come discover their wonders for yourself.

Highlights

  • Discover the Duomo’s hidden treasures in Milan
  • Board the legendary Bernina Express from Tirano to St. Moritz
  • Soak up the glitzy scenery of St. Moritz
  • Stroll through Zurich’s Old Town
  • Take in gorgeous views of the Arlberg Pass
  • Explore the birthplace of Mozart in Salzburg
  • See the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna
  • Get to know the City of a Hundred Spires in Prague
  • Visit Marienplatz with its impressive Town Hall in Munich

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Milan
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in St. Moritz
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Zurich
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Salzburg
  • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Vienna
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Prague
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Munich
  • Seat reservations on the Bernina Express from Tirano to St. Moritz
  • Salzburg Card, which includes
    • Admission to top attractions and museums
    • Free public transportation and discounts throughout the city
  • Multi-day Vienna Pass, which includes
    • Admission to top attractions and museums
    • Free public transportation and discounts throughout the city
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in Prague
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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.

DAY 1 – MILAN
Welcome to Italy’s fashion capital. The day is free to explore the city on your own. You’ll discover monuments and art galleries, delicious cuisine, quaint cobbled streets and charming courtyards, picturesque canals, and the Duomo’s hidden treasures. (Overnight in Milan)

DAY 2 – BERNINA EXPRESS
Travel from Milan to Tirano by train then board the legendary Bernina Express to St. Moritz. This panoramic journey will take you over the Brusio spiral viaduct, past Puschlaversee, over Alp Grüm and onto the summit of the Bernina Pass. Before you arrive in the resort town of St. Moritz, the train travels along Lake Bianco and the Morteratsch Glacier. In the evening, perhaps enjoy a stroll around the lake or experience the glitz and glamour of the casinos. (Overnight in St. Moritz) B

DAY 3 – ST. MORITZ
Enjoy a full day soaking up the scenery of St Moritz, famous for its champagne climate and its glamorous ski scene. It is said that winter sports were invented here, and there are plenty of activities to choose from in winter and summer. Explore some of the 112 miles of walking trails, some through Switzerland's only national park. Or try your hand at mountain biking, windsurfing, golf, or of course skiing. Alternatively, for a bit of culture, head to the Segantini Museum. (Overnight in St. Moritz) B

DAY 4 – ST. MORITZ TO ZURICH
Make your way to Zurich by way of St. Moritz and Chur. Once settled, step out and explore the city on your own. Peruse the shops along the Bahnhofstrasse, famed as one of the most attractive shopping streets in the world, or find a great restaurant for dinner. (Overnight in Zurich) B

DAY 5 – ZURICH
Try some fondue at a local restaurant and enjoy a cup of Gluhwein while strolling around. Learn all about the history of Switzerland at the Landesmuseum and stroll through the much-loved Kunsthaus art gallery to see the works of Van Gogh, Rodin and Monet. Later, wander through the narrow streets of the Niederdorf district and check out some other top attractions. (Overnight in Zurich) B

DAY 6 – ZURICH TO SALZBURG
Board your direct train to Salzburg via the Arlberg Railway through the gorgeous Arlberg Pass. The city is beautiful year-round with its storybook village complete with a castle atop a hill. In addition to incredible architecture, it was also the setting for the 1965 movie The Sound of Music, and the birthplace of Mozart. (Overnight in Salzburg) B

DAY 7 – SALZBURG
Use your included Salzburg Card today. With free admission to the top attractions and museums, free use of public transportation, and plenty of discounts, it’s the best way to experience what the city has to offer. You can even take the funicular up to the Hohensalzburg Fortress. Later, why not take a horse and carriage ride through Old Town? (Overnight in Salzburg) B

DAY 8 – SALZBURG TO VIENNA
It’s time to experience the Austrian capital, from its Parliament and City Hall to Hofburg Palace. All of Vienna seems to be postcard-perfect. Stop at an authentic Viennese coffeehouse, soak up culture at a concert at the world-famous Vienna State Opera House, or fuel up on delicious cuisine. (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 9 – VIENNA
Use your included Vienna Pass for free admission to top sights, such as Schönbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo, the Giant Ferris Wheel, the Beethoven Museum, Forchtenstein Castle, Madame Tussauds, Vienna Ring Tram, and so much more! Hungry? Try everything from schnitzel to sausages, hearty stews, and mouth-watering cakes. (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 10 – VIENNA
Continue using your Vienna Pass to explore the city further. With so much to see and do, there’s no telling what kind of adventures you’ll have today. Visit the Liechtenstein Castle, Spanish Riding School, Albertina, Danube Tower, House of Music, Schubert’s birthplace, or the Imperial Burial Vault. (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 11 – VIENNA TO PRAGUE
Travel by train to Prague, known as the city of a Hundred Spires. Prague is a must-visit for travellers who love history and beautiful architecture. (Overnight in Prague) B

DAY 12 – PRAGUE
Take advantage of your included hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of the city. See the 15th-centry Astronomical Clock in National Square, Prague Castle, Strahov Monastery, Kampa Island, Dancing House and, of course, the world-famous Charles Bridge. Visit Malá Strana, also known as Lesser Town, historic Old Town Square, St. Vitus Cathedral, and the Old Jewish Cemetery. Later, check out Petrín Hill and Observation Tower on your own. Or, browse through an art gallery before heading to a charming café or bar. Supposedly, Prague has the best beer in all of Europe.(Overnight in Prague) B

DAY 13 – PRAGUE TO MUNICH
This morning, board your train to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Visit Marienplatz with its impressive Town Hall and ornate Glockenspiel. Why not experience Munich’s hospitality at a traditional beer garden? (Overnight in Munich) B

DAY 14 – MUNICH
Munich may be famous for Lederhosen, beer, and Oktoberfest, but there’s so much more to this city. Spend the day wandering along beautiful neo-classical parts of the city such as Ludwigstraße & Leopoldstraße, choose from over 80 museums to visit, get an aerial view of the city from St. Peter’s Church, or take a day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle on your own. (Overnight in Munich) B

DAY 15 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN MUNICH
Check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels. B

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

Am Mirabellplatz Hotel Salzburg

Am Mirabellplatz is a traditional hotel, set in a historic building which was originally built as the residence for Archbishop Paris Lodron. The hotel has 72 comfortable bedrooms and a junior suite as well as a Chill-Out Lounge with complimentary drinks, snacks and newspapers. The hotel is a short walk from the Mirabell Gardens and the historic Old Town area across the Salzach River.

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

The hotel boasts 40 sq. meter guest rooms, proximity to a metro train station and a pool alongside the Danube. Enjoy wine or hearty local beer on the terrace at the Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront. Austrian dishes sourced from the river and the sea make regular appearances here.

Hilton Vienna

Combining a magnificent location in the heart of the city with great amenities and services, Hilton Vienna is the place to stay when visiting the Austrian capital. Walk to all of the main attractions with ease and reach the international airport in only 16 minutes via direct link.

Hilton Vienna Plaza

Experience a part of Vienna’s rich heritage at Hilton Vienna Plaza. With a 1920s Art Deco flair, our unique Vienna hotel offers the perfect combination of historical splendor and modern comfort. We are proudly located on the famous Ringstrasse, home to Vienna's most important sites and architectural masterpieces - the State Opera, Art History Museum, City Hall, the Burgtheater, and Vienna Stock Exchange. Heritage hotel with Art Deco, Golden Era design on the famous Ringstrasse. Decorated with 1,000 art works and Carrara marble floor in lobby.

Hotel Zeitgeist Vienna Hauptbahnhof

Situated just a stone’s throw from Vienna’s main train station, the Hotel Zeitgeist offers the perfect base for exploring the city. The hotel’s 254 rooms all boast modern decor, flat screen TVs and large windows. Guests can dine in ‘Lokal-Café-Bar Pergola’ restaurant, relax in the rooftop sauna, workout with a game of badminton or make use of the fitness suite.

Hauser Swiss Quality Hotel St.Moritz

The Hauser Hotel in St Moritz is a family-run hotel with 52 bedrooms. The hotel has a restaurant and terrace bar, and is famous for its "Engadine Nusstorte" (nut and caramel pie) which is available from the hotel confectionary and chocolate shop. The hotel is located in the centre of St Moritz.

Du Theatre Zurich

The Hotel du Théâtre in Zurich is a historic hotel which was a theatre during the 1950s. The hotel has 50 individually designed, contemporary bedrooms as well as a cinema and audio book library in honour of the hotel's theatrical past. The contemporary lounge restaurant, la suite serves local specialities along with great city views. The hotel is in the centre of old Zurich, a short walk from the train station.

Helmhaus Zurich

The Helmhaus Hotel in Zurich is a modern boutique hotel and is centrally located in Zurich's old town. The hotel has 24 stylish bedrooms, each has been renovated and some offer views over the lake of Zurich. Located in the historic city centre and close to all of Zurich's major sights, the Helmhaus Hotel is the perfect hotel for exploring this charming city!

K+K Hotel Central

Unique art nouveau architecture characterises the sophisticated and modern, elegant and stylish K+K Hotel Central in Prague. Enjoy its exceptional architectural ambiance, giving the K+K Hotel Central in Prague’s Old Town its unmistakable flair. The luxurious decor entices and enhances any visit, whether on holiday or on your business trip to Prague. Indulge yourself!

NH Prague City

On the fringe of Prague’s historic centre, the NH Prague offers unparalleled views over the city. The property is set in two separate buildings, connected by a cog railway, and boasts 440 rooms complete with air conditioning, flat screen TVs and tea and coffee service. Guests can relax on the hotel’s terrace, which overlooks the whole city, or unwind in the bar after a long day of sightseeing. The NH Prague features steam bath and sauna facilities and a fitness centre, while a jogging path, tennis courts and playgrounds for the kids are just a stone’s throw away.

The Grand Mark Prague

The Grand Mark Prague is a luxury hotel situated in a residential palace dating back to the 17th century. The hotel has 75 rooms which have a combination of tradition and modern design. The hotel also has a spa, wellness centre, restaurant, and 1800 m² garden where you can relax after a busy day enjoying all Prague has to offer. The Grand Mark Prague is centrally located and is within walking distance to the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge or Wenceslas Square.

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.

Starhotels Anderson Milan

The Starhotels Anderson Milan is a centrally located, chic hotel featuring 106 contemporary rooms and suites. The stylish restaurant, Black serves excellent international cuisine as well as traditional Italian dishes. The sophisticated lounge bar is open every day until midnight perfect for a drink before dinner or after a day's sightseeing. The Starhotels Anderson is located directly opposite the main station, close to major attractions such as the Cathedral and La Scala opera house.

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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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