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This 3-week rail vacation is a fantastic combination of Europe’s most popular destinations together with the magic of Scandinavia and Russia’s ‘Window to the West, St Petersburg. You explore some of the most majestic and historic cities in the world visiting unparallel palaces and historic kingdoms, trying unforgettable cuisines as well as seeing some breathtaking scenery along the way


  • Skip the line access to the London Eye and hop-on, hop-off bus tickets
  • 48-hour Paris Pass and skip the line Eiffel Tower admission with summit access
  • Amazing alpine scenery by train from Switzerland into Italy
  • The living museum that is Rome
  • Magical Venice and its historic canals
  • Imperial Vienna
  • Prague’s UNESCO heritage Old Town
  • Cool Copenhagen
  • Maritime Stockholm 
  • Regal St Petersburg with its beautiful bridges


  • Eurostar to Paris and onward rail travel throughout your trip 
  • Double-cabin onboard the overnight ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki 
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in London
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Paris
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Geneva 
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Rome 
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Venice 
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Vienna 
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Prague 
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Hamburg 
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Copenhagen 
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Stockholm 
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Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.


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.

When you arrive in London, get settled in then get to know what some travelers call the greatest city in the world. (Overnight in London) B

Avoid the crowds with your skip the line entrance to the London Eye to get a birds-eye-view of the city. Then, take advantage of your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to discover London’s most popular attractions, including Big Ben and Trafalgar Square. (Overnight in London) B

 DAY 3 LONDON TO PARIS          
Board Eurostar at St Pancras Station to Paris. With multiple departures, you choose when to travel. Begin using your sightseeing passes immediately to experience the best the city has to offer, such as the Louvre, Pantheon, Arc de Triomphe and Centre Pompidou. (Overnight in Paris) B

Get a glimpse of the city high above the crowds with your skip the line access to the Eiffel Tower with summit access. Spend the rest of your day exploring as you please. Casual stroll along the Seine anyone? (Overnight in Paris) B

 DAY 5  PARIS TO GENEVA          
Travel by direct train from Paris to Geneva. Admire the city’s cosmopolitan feel, the Jet d'Eau, and the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains.  (Overnight in Geneva) B

Catch an early scenic train to Milan then change trains to Rome to explore the best of the city’s culture and history. (Overnight in Rome) B

Experience the Colosseum, where warriors once battled for supremacy. This walking tour is perfect for first-time visitors, but also provides plenty of excitement for those already familiar with the Eternal City. (Overnight in Rome) B

Board a high-speed train directly from Rome to Venice. Waterside Venice's reputation no doubt precedes it, and many say there is nowhere on earth that matches the beauty and tranquility of its splendid canals. (Overnight in Venice) B

Soak up the Venice’s vibrant atmosphere and crowd-pleasing attractions during a small group tour of Doges Palace and the Basilica. (Overnight in Venice) B

Travel by direct train from Venice to the Imperial city of Vienna. Delve into the city’s beautiful museums, palaces, grand monuments, and stunning gardens. Its rich musical heritage allows you to tread in the footsteps of Mozart, Haydn and Strauss. (Overnight in Vienna) B

Use your hop-on, hop-off tickets to do some essential sightseeing. See Heldenplatz, Hoher Markt, Volksgarten, Hofburg Imperial Palace, and so much more. (Overnight in Vienna) B

After taking a direct train from Vienna to Prague, admire its cobblestone streets and Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque facades and gleaming spires. (Overnight in Prague) B 

Use your hop-on, hop-off tour to delve into the city’s iconic sights. See Prague Castle, The National Museum, the Charles Bridge, and plenty of other exciting points of interest at your own pace. (Overnight in Prague) B 

Leave Prague behind for Hamburg via direct train. Known as Germany’s “gateway to the world,” it’s a city every traveler to Europe should visit at least once. (Overnight in Hamburg) B

Journey to Denmark’s capital via direct train and ferry. The train travels on the ferry and on arrival in Denmark disembarks toward Copenhagen. (Overnight in Copenhagen) B

Explore the Danish capital’s museums, gardens, churches, and beautiful waterfront with your included hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Highlights include the Parliament building, Holmen Church, the Little Mermaid, and The Black Diamond. (Overnight in Copenhagen) B

Take in the Swedish countryside during your train ride from Copenhagen to Stockholm. Along the way you’ll pass dense forests, lakes, and traditional red cottages. (Overnight in Stockholm) B

Travel overnight by ferry between the capital cities of Sweden and Finland; Stockholm and Helsinki. It’s a much more pleasant experience than flying. There are plenty of amenities to keep you busy while onboard. (Overnight onboard the ferry) B

The ferry will arrive into Helsinki in the morning. Upon arrival, catch a direct afternoon to St Petersburg. A treasure trove of art and culture, this city will charm you in ways you never imagined. (Overnight in St Petersburg) B

Get on your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to get to know Russia’s imperial capital. Visit St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Anichkov Bridge, Summer Gardens, and more. In your free time, cruise along the historic canal or spend time browsing the permanent collections at The Hermitage. (Overnight in St Petersburg) B

Check out of your hotel and continue with your travels B

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


Passports are required!

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.

Hotel Cornavin Geneva

The superior Cornavin Hotel in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district offers cozy rooms with views over Lake Geneva. Built in 1932, the hotel is a combination of traditional architecture and contemporary facilities. The hotel is nestled in the heart of Geneva, steps away from Gare de Cornavin train station. The property is set within 2 km distance from the city center.

Hôtel Cristal Geneva

Hotel Cristal welcomes guests in the heart of Geneva meters away from a cathedral and a museum. The hotel occupies 7 floors and was renovated in 2001.The property is located in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district, 3.5 km from PalExpo. Hotel Cristal is within about 20 minutes' walk of the center of Geneva. Offering climate control, high-speed internet, a laptop-size safe, TV and a refrigerator, modern guestrooms boast an English interior. Hotel Cristal offers rooms with the lake view. The bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer for more comfort.

Hotel Les Nations Geneva

Les Nations Hotel is a 3-star property in Petit-Saconnex / Servette district of Geneva close to restaurants and pubs. Featuring original architecture, the hotel occupies a 7-story building opened in 1975. This comfortable hotel is situated 1.7 km from Lake Geneva. Set within a 30-minute walking distance from Geneva city center.

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.

Imperial Hotel

There’s no doubt that Imperial Hotel is much more than a tastefully decorated, modern four-star hotel in the heart of Copenhagen. That’s because for more than 50 years, the hotel’s vibrant international atmosphere has attracted both Danish and international guests with a passion for good food and drink.

Whether your business schedule is packed tight or you have ample time for sightseeing, Imperial Hotel is the perfect base conveniently located just steps from Tivoli Gardens, Strøget, City Hall Square and Copenhagen Central Station.

Copenhagen Plaza

Right in the center of Copenhagen, with the central station around the corner, direct connections to Malmö and Kastrup Airport and with a view over beautiful Tivoli, you will find Copenhagen Plaza. The pulse och the Danish capital is just outside the door, but inside you can relax and enjoy timeless architecture and design. A short walk away, you will also find Copenhagen classics such as the shopping street Strøget, Rådhuspladsen and beautiful Nyhavn. This hotel has a famous Library Bar, that has been listed as one of the top five hotel bars in the world by Forbes.

Le Marceau Bastille

Le Marceau Bastille Hotel is a contemporary design hotel with a choice of 55 urban or ecological style bedrooms. The hotel also boasts a funky lobby bar which plays host to its own regularly updated art collection. Le Marceau Bastille is located in the Bastille district of Paris, a short walk from the lively Marais area and the Opera Bastille. The location offers easy access by metro to all of Paris's main sights and attractions.

Saint Paul Rive Gauche Paris

The beautiful Saint-Paul Rive-Gauche is located between the world-famous Sorbonne and the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens in the centre of Paris. The 17th century boutique hotel is housed in a former 17th century grand residence and is known for its beautiful arched cellar. Each room comes fully air-conditioned and is equipped with modern amenities such as a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. Other tourist attractions nearby include Notre Dame, the Pantheon, Palais Garnier and The Louvre.

Grand Hotel Dore Paris

Located in Paris’ 12th Arrondissement, the Grand Hotel Dore is a traditional hotel in the centre of Paris. Just a stone’s throw from the nearest Metro stop, the whole of Paris is your oyster. Rooms are cosy and comfortable, boasting en suite bathrooms and TVs with satellite channels.

Grand Hotel Francais

The Grand Hotel Francais is a chic, modern hotel located in the centre of Paris, just 550 yards from Nation. Rooms are individually decorated, and come equipped with en suite bathrooms, flat screen TVs and air conditioning. The property is ideally located for sightseeing, nestled just 150 yards from a Metro Station.

Louison Hotel Paris

Treat yourself to an authentic getaway in the heart of Paris' Left Bank. In the 6th arrondissement, a short walk from Luxembourg Gardens, the Hôtel Louison reserves a thoughtful and courteous welcome for you: in this old royal family residence, you will feel at home.

Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche

From the entrance, our hotel welcomes you in our beautiful baroque open, spacious and comfortable lobby. Perfectly equipped, you can consult the many newspapers and magazines at your disposal, enjoy a delicious espresso or enjoy computers with Internet access and printers.

The Inn At The Roman Forum

Located just a few steps from some of the oldest and most precious ruins in Rome, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, this Inn is a proud member of the small luxury hotels of the world with a 5 star service. It boasts charming views of the Campidoglio, Palatin Hill, the Roman Forum and Venice Square.

The Inn At The Spanish Steps

The Inn at the Spanish Steps, located in Via Dei Condotti 85, is one of Rome's best-kept secrets. Member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the world is uniquely located on Rome's famed shopping street near Spanish Steps and and other famous monuments such as the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain.

Kolbe Hotel Rome

With all the major sites of historic interest at only a short walk away, the Kolbe Hotel Rome will make you feel not only surrounded by but truly immersed into the magnificence of ancient Rome.

Hotel Dei Mellini Rome

Welcome to the wonderful world of Mellini, where every detail has been carefully put in place and where guests are surrounded by works of modern art made by artists from the Italian and Roman schools. Proud of being an independent Roman hotel! Our objective is to improve and grow by learning from our guests, from their needs and requests!

Morgana Hotel Rome

Situated just 200 yards from Rome's main Termini Station, the Morgana Hotel has the perfect location for anyone travelling in by train. The hotel's 108 rooms are traditionally decorated, and all come equipped with flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can make use of the fantastic transport links, and are free to use the gym in front of the hotel.

Ai Mori D Oriente

The Ai Mori d'Oriente Hotel is a historic hotel set in a palace which was once home to Turkish merchants, known as the 'Mori'. The hotel and bedrooms are decorated in an exotic Byzantine style throughout; the Ai Mori d'Oriente also has a bar and a relaxing reading room. The hotel is located in one of the quietest parts of the city called Cannaregio, within walking distance of all the main sights.

Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli & Gran Canal

The Palazzo Giovanelli e Gran Canal is a historic hotel in the heart of Venice. Dating back to the 16th century, the property offers panoramic views over the Grand Canal and lies just two stops from Saint Mark’s Square on the water bus. The elegant rooms boast satellite TV, air-conditioning and elegant decor. The sophisticated lounges here are befitting of the hotel’s history – the palace was once home to the Doge of Venice and, later, Mozart’s family. The Venice Casino is just a two minute ride across the canal.

Sina Palazzo Sant' Angelo

Elegant and aristocratic, the Sina Palazzo Sant Angelo sul Canal Grande sits like a modern Atlantis on the Grand Canal between the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square.

Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden

Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden

Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden is located in the historical center of St. Petersburg and has an easy transport access to the airport, Expoforum and Moskovsky railway station.

The hotel is a perfect destination for cosy living and smart working. Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden is surrounded by a green park — a great place for leisurely walks and morning runs.

Our guests can taste unique dishes from our chef at restaurant Mr. Grön and enjoy sports broadcasts drinking beer with delicious snacks at Sports' Bar 84. These places are perfect to relax after a long day spending time with colleagues, friends or family.

Hotel Central

Central hotel is located 100m from the Central Station for easy access. Stockholm’s shopping streets, with all the large malls and cozy boutiques is in the same neighborhood. Within a short walking distance you will also find one of the main streets, Drottninggatan, that stretches from the central part of the city to the Old Town and the castle, as well as the core of the city’s theaters. All rooms equipped with Wifi, and the hotel has a Restaurant/Bar.

Hotel Kungsträdgården - The Kings Garden

The Hotel Kungsträdgården – or King’s Garden – is an elegant hotel in the heart of central Stockholm. Set within a fully renovated 18th-century building next to the Kind’s Garden and near the shopping district, you’ll be in a prime position for exploring Stockholm’s attractions. Each bedroom is individually decorated in a Gustavian style – offering old world charm with modern amenities, including free WiFi, a flat screen TV and air conditioning. The hotel boasts a chic restaurant and bar – featuring one of Stockholm’s lagest chandeliers! The Royal Palace and Old Town are only a 10 minute walk away.

Hilton London Euston

Located in a wonderful Victorian building just a stone’s throw from Euston station, the Hilton Euston is in an ideal central London location, and just a 10 minute walk from St Pancras Railway station. Guests can dine in a choice of two restaurants, or make use of the stylish lounge bar or sun terrace. The hotel’s 150 rooms all feature marble bathrooms, air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet access.

Megaro London

The Megaro London is a unique hotel located in the heart of London's Kings Cross area. The hotel features 49 comfortable bedrooms and an on-site restaurant offering a menu of English and Italian cuisine. The sophisticated Megaro Bar is perfect for relaxing with a drink after a day's sightseeing. The Megaro is located opposite St Pancras station and just minutes from bus, tube and Eurostar.

Doubletree By Hilton London Victoria

Situated just a stone’s throw from Victoria Train Station, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria is the perfect base for exploring the English capital. Just five minutes’ from Westminster Cathedral, or a 15-minute stroll down to St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace, the property combines an enviable location with warmly furnished rooms and wonderful amenities. Guests enjoy private bathrooms, satellite TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel boasts a stylish restaurant serving seasonal European dishes.

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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.