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Trip Overview

Enjoy a six-night vacation by rail visiting three exciting German cities. Starting with an overnight stay in Cologne, enjoy a wander around the Old Town and marvel at the Dom before moving on to the capital of Bavaria, Munich. Take in the Gothic architecture of this picturesque town and sample some local beers at a typical Bavarian tavern. Finally, ride the rails to Berlin! Discover the fascinating history of the Berlin Wall and explore the diverse range of shops and restaurants on offer in this remarkable city.

Highlights

  • Discover three German gems on an exciting vacation by train
  • Travel by comfortable, high speed ICE trains between destinations
  • Gaze over Cologne from the top of the spectacular Dom Cathedral
  • Indulge with a stein of local beer at the Hofbräuhaus Beer Hall in Munich
  • Visit the remaining sections of the iconic Berlin Wall in the German capital

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Cologne
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Munich
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Berlin
  • Rail travel throughout First Class
  • Hop on Hop Off sightseeing tour in Munich
  • Munich City Walk and English Garden Tour
  • Berlin walking Tour
  • Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour
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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 COLOGNE
Your vacation begins in the Rhine-side city of Cologne. On arrival, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. If Cologne is famous for one thing, it's its magnificent Gothic Dom. This cathedral is one of the largest of its kind and conveniently located just outside the train station. Perhaps see the city from the water on a riverboat cruise along the Rhine or pay a visit to the Chocolate Museum. (Overnight in Cologne)

DAY 2 - COLOGNE TO MUNICH
After breakfast in your hotel, make your way to the station and travel south east from Cologne to Munich on a high-speed ICE service. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Then get acquainted with Munich the easy way using the flexible hop-on hop-off city bus tour. Check out Munich’s main highlights while seated aboard an open-top double-decker bus, listen to the enlightening onboard commentary, and enjoy panoramic views of sites such as the Marienplatz, Hofbrauhaus, Viktualienmarkt and more. Hop off at the stops that interest you, explore on foot and then re-board the bus at any stop you wish. (Overnight in Munich) B

DAY 3 - MUNICH
After breakfast, take a scenic stroll in the park on your walking tour. Admire landmarks like the Frauenkirche cathedral, the Glockenspiel and the City Palace; hear stories of the Third Reich in Munich as you walk through Odeonsplatz; and browse the stalls of the lively Viktualien market. After taking a peek at the legendary Hofbräuhaus beer hall, head to the tranquil English Garden, one of Europe’s largest urban parks, to watch the surfers along the Eisbach river. (Overnight in Munich) B

DAY 4 - MUNICH TO BERLIN
After breakfast in your hotel, check out and enjoy the rest of the morning in Munich. Make your way to the station and journey north on a high-speed ICE train to Berlin. Why not visit the restaurant car on board and enjoy lunch as you travel through Germany. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in for a three-night stay. Once you've settled in, perhaps peruse the shops on Potsdamer Platz or enjoy an evening meal in one of the city's restaurants. (Overnight in Berlin) B

DAY 5 - BERLIN
Spend two nights in this lively capital city, amidst a wealth of historic monuments, interesting museums, plus many shops and restaurants serving international cuisine. You start your day with a guided walking tour Visit landmarks from the city’s Prussian, Imperial, Nazi, Cold War and modern eras, offering insight into the evolution of this fascinating German capital. Stroll along the iconic Berlin Wall and follow Unter den Linden to the Brandenburg Gate. Then check out the rebuilt Reichstag and the Holocaust Memorial and hear the amazing stories of Cold War Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie. (Overnight in Berlin) B

DAY 6 - BERLIN
Today Discover Sachsenhausen, one of the first concentration camps established by Nazi Germany’s Third Reich, on this guided trip from Berlin. Listen as an expert historian details the facts surrounding the camp’s creation, as well as a timeline of the atrocities that took place there. Today, the site serves as a national memorial to the prisoners who lived and died here, and on your visit, you'll explore the various locations inside the camp, like the command headquarters and execution trench, and learn about Germany during the rule of the Third Reich. (Overnight in Berlin) B

DAY 7 - DEPART BERLIN
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 Vacation Specialists will be happy to assist you with the details. B

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

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.

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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