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Trip Overview

Discover four Imperial capital cities in one fantastic vacation by train. Travel through Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary by high-speed train, taking in wonderful views while en-route. With city passes, hop-on, hop-off tours, skip the line passes and exciting extras all included, you’ll be able to get the most out of your stay in these wonderful destinations.

Highlights

  • Unearth the hidden treasures and famous sights of four European capitals
  • Enjoy the journey, traveling to each city along the tracks
  • Travel around Berlin easily with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour guided walking tour
  • See all the sights at your own leisure with hop on, hop-off touring in Prague
  • Sample some of Prague's most delicious dishes and gain a better understanding of its culture and history on your secret food tour
  • Travel around Vienna easily with a hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Enjoy a candlelit dinner on the Danube River
  • Enjoy full-day access to steam rooms, saunas, and spring-fed baths

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel in first class throughout
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Berlin
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Prague
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Vienna
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Budapest
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Berlin
  • Discover Berlin Walking Tour
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Prague
  • Prague Secret food tour including drinks upgrade*
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vienna
  • Candlelit Dinner Cruise in Budapest
  • Fast Track Entrance to Széchenyi Spa Budapest

*Food tour available on most departures

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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 BERLIN
Welcome to Berlin! The German capital is a treasure trove of wonders to explore, with a rich history and heritage that fascinates visitors. Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and set out to explore the city using your hop on hop off bus tickets, perhaps stop off at the imposing TV Tower to see the city from above. (Overnight in Berlin)

DAY 2 - BERLIN
Explore Berlin at your own pace today, being sure to visit the vibrant fragments of the Berlin Wall at the East Side Gallery and the exquisite architecture of the Brandenburg Gate. Your included walking tour will prove to be the perfect introduction to the city as you discover landmarks and monuments with the commentary of an experienced guide. (Overnight in Berlin). B

DAY 3 - BERLIN TO PRAGUE
Check out of your hotel this morning and make your way to Berlin's impressive Hauptbahnhof Station. Catch a direct train 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' because of the steeple-flecked skyline that enchants visitors. Explore your own sightseeing itinerary with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour, stopping in the Jewish Quarter and at Prague Castle, among other gems. You'll also be treated to a relaxing cruise down the Vltava River, the perfect way to see the city from a new vantage point (Overnight in Prague) B

DAY 4 - PRAGUE
Do not eat a huge breakfast because at 11am you will start your secret food tour. The Czech Republic is referred to as the Heart of Europe; Prague is the heart of the Czech Republic. It's a magical city where legends come to life. Each of the narrow streets are full of mysteries, history, and hidden gems. In addition, they have lovely parks, breath-taking views, and of course, wonderful cuisine. On your tour you will enjoy a variety of local Czech favourites. (Overnight in Prague) B, L

DAY 5 - PRAGUE TO VIENNA
From Prague, it's on to Vienna by rail. After a relaxing train journey, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Get your bearings in the grand Austrian capital by using your hop on hop off bus tickets. By seeing the sights whilst listening to a guide. Then relax by indulging in some Viennese coffee culture or tucking into authentic Wiener Schnitzel for dinner. (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 6 - VIENNA
Vienna is endlessly fascinating. Marvel at beautiful architectural masterpieces such as the Schönbrunn Palace and the Hofburg. Explore world-class museums or take in a classical concert in the city where Mozart had his greatest achievements. Whatever your taste or interest, Austria's capital has something for everyone. (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 7 - VIENNA TO BUDAPEST
Check out of your hotel this morning and ride the rails to Budapest. The Hungarian capital is truly growing in popularity and is one of Europe's finest capital cities. Then Experience the romance of the Danube River by night with this candlelight dinner cruise. You'll cruise past the city's many beautiful illuminated sites as you dine on a four-course dinner, passing by the Chain Bridge, the Elisabeth Bridge and the Budapest Parliament along the way. Local musicians will also be on board to add zest to the experience by performing live Hungarian music. (Overnight in Budapest) B

DAY 8 - BUDAPEST
This morning Skip the line at Széchenyi Spa, the largest public bath in Budapest with 18 indoor and outdoor pools. Under neo-baroque domes, enjoy your full-day access to a handful of steam rooms, saunas, and springs-fed baths. Dip in the impressive outdoor pool or soak up the sauna - the city is built on thermal hot springs and is famous for its bathing culture. (Overnight in Budapest) B

DAY 9 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN BUDAPEST
Check out of your hotel today and continue with your journey. If you'd like to extend your vacation, just speak to one of our Rail Experts about the endless exciting possibilities available to you along the tracks. B

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

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.

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.

Continental Hotel Budapest

The 4-star Continental Hotel in Budapest is located in the downtown area of the city. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, indoor and outdoor pool, jacuzzi and spa. Rooms are decorated in an art deco style and feature individually controlled air conditioning, a telephone, television, minibar, safe and hairdryer.

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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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