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Trip Overview

Discover the best of Central Europe on this 10-day rail journey through Berlin, Prague, Krakow, and Warsaw. The rich history and culture infused within these four iconic cities will be brought to life as you spend time exploring the most popular attractions and fascinating, off the beaten path experiences. Beginning with three nights in Berlin, walk the Wall, step back in time and get to know the avant-garde locals. There’s no end of things to do and see in the capital of Germany. Next, spend two nights in Prague, the City of a Thousand Spires, before traveling by train to Krakow and touring the former Nazi concentration camp complex of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Enjoy two final nights in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, with its restored Gothic architecture, collection of historic neighborhoods and landmarks, delectable cuisine, and world-class entertainment.

Highlights

  • Explore all the can’t-miss experiences in Germany’s capital city, Berlin
  • Visit more than 50 attractions with your Berlin Pass
  • Stroll across the historic Charles Bridge in Prague
  • Gain free access to Prague Castle and other top attractions with your 48hr Prague Card
  • Discover Krakow’s Market Square, dating back to the 13th century
  • Tour the grounds and preserved artifacts of Auschwitz and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum
  • Gather with locals and other travelers in Warsaw’s Old Town, a symbol of the city’s resilience

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Standard Class train travel from Berlin to Prague and Prague to Krakow
  • First Class train travel from Krakow to Warsaw
  • 3 nights' hotel accommodations in Berlin with breakfast
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodations in Prague with breakfast
  • 3 nights' hotel accommodations in Krakow with breakfast
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodations in Warsaw with breakfast
  • Skip the line DDR Museum Ticket Berlin
  • Karlovy Vary Full Day Tour from Prague
  • Private Auschwitz Tour with return transfer from Krakow
  • Small Group Walking Tour of Krakow
  • Small Group Walking Tour of Warsaw
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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.

TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1 BERLIN
Welcome to Berlin! When you arrive, check in to your hotel for a three-night stay. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you wish. (Overnight in Berlin)

DAY 2 BERLIN
After breakfast at your hotel this morning, begin discovering the sights of the city. Wandering through Berlin feels like getting lost inside a history textbook, with landmarks of huge significance embroidering the corners and squares. Use your Berlin Pass to discover Berlin’s rich past and contemporary culture with free entry into your choice of over 50 attractions. (Overnight in Berlin) B
 

DAY 3 BERLIN
Continue to explore Berlin today with your pass and avoid long lines with your skip the line entry to Berlin’s award-winning DDR Museum the historical institution. Ideal for history enthusiasts, the DDR Museum’s interactive exhibits transport you to post-WWII East Germany to experience life behind the ‘Iron Curtain’; an era characterized by socialism and espionage. See reconstructions of original living spaces, undergo a Stasi interrogation, and sit inside an authentic Trabi car. (Overnight in Berlin) B

DAY 4 BERLIN TO PRAGUE
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and make your way to Berlin's magnificent Hauptbahnhof station. Catch the train directly to Prague, where you’ll check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Prague is known as the “City of a Hundred Spires” thanks to its steeple-woven cityscape, and you will find plenty of historic buildings to discover along the winding, cobblestone streets. Use your 48-hour Prague Card to spend the rest of the day getting your bearings in the Czech capital and exploring everything else the city has to offer. In the evening, perhaps head to the Old Town for a traditional dinner. (Overnight in Prague) B

DAY 5 PRAGUE
After breakfast this morning, Capture the serene spirit of Karlovy Vary, the Czech Republic's renowned spa town, during this 9.5-hour day tour from Prague. Learn about the curative effects of the local mineral springs from your local guide as you walk through the city, which dates to the 14th century. Taste mineral water from twelve different springs and see a variety of modern and historic colonnades. (Overnight in Prague) B

DAY 6 PRAGUE TO KRAKOW
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and board a direct train to Krakow. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Start your adventures by exploring the 13th-century Main Square, and wander from there through the medieval heart of the city. You'll find plenty to see and do around this area, as well as many fantastic opportunities for an authentic Polish meal. (Overnight in Krakow) B

DAY 7 KRAKOW
Spend the day today gaining fascinating insights into the city’s past. Included today is a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, where you will be taken on a private, guided tour of the UNESCO-listed former Nazi concentration camp complex to learn more about this dark time in history. Back in Krakow, wander through Old Town and marvel at its soaring Gothic churches, or relax in one of the many bars, restaurants or cafes which are tucked away down its cellars and narrow alleyways. (Overnight in Krakow) B

DAY 8 KRAKOW
After breakfast this morning, embark on your included small group walking tour. Led by a local guide, enjoy discovering the Main Square of the Old Town, and the Kazimierz district and its Jewish heritage. Then make your way up Wawel Hill to see the famous Royal Castle and the Cathedral. Enjoy a traditional Polish meal washed down with a delicious local beer. (Overnight in Krakow) B

DAY 9 KRAKOW TO WARSAW
Check out of your hotel after breakfast this morning and board a direct train with first class service to Warsaw. On arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in for a two-night stay. There is no better place to start exploring than the Old Town, brimming with pastel-toned buildings, quaint cafés and picturesque market squares. (Overnight in Warsaw) B

DAY 10 WARSAW
Spend some time exploring Warsaw on your included walking tour, visiting the multicultural Praga neighborhood, tasting local food and drinks, and enjoying panoramic views of Warsaw’s Old Town. Also discover the opulent and expansive 14th-century Royal Castle, strolling through the baroque gardens of Wilanow Palace or Saxon Garden, or visiting one of the city's elaborate churches. For a fascinating historical insight into the city's past, don't miss a trip to the Warsaw Uprising Museum, which will give you an extensive insight into Poland's battle for independence in 1944. (Overnight in Warsaw) B

DAY 11 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS (B)
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels. Speak to one of our Rail Experts if you wish to extend your holiday with additional days in a different destination. B
 

LEGEND FOR MEALS: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D –Dinner

Passports are required.

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 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).

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.

Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz

The tallest hotel in Berlin, the Park Inn by Radisson in Mitte, combines stunning views with an unrivaled location. Close to iconic landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate, it’s also well placed for visiting the Berlin Congress Center, 100 meters away.

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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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