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Trip Overview

Starting in Budapest, take the train to some of Europe’s greatest cities on this 12-night rail vacation which also works well as a post river cruise extension. The rich history of Munich and Prague is complemented by the modern and fascinating capitals of Berlin and Amsterdam, then on to London for the final 2-nights. All combined with some of Europe’s finest highspeed rail as well as some great sightseeing opportunities in each city, this is a trip not to be missed!

Highlights

  • Explore Budapest – the fascinating ‘Pearl of the Danube’
  • Discover the Bavarian culture in Munich
  • Enjoy Bohemian Prague
  • The poignant reminders of our modern history in vibrant Berlin
  • The historic canals of Amsterdam
  • Hearing the Bells of Big Ben ring in London

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail Travel and all necessary reservations throughout
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Budapest
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Munich
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Prague
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Berlin
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Amsterdam
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in London
  • Budapest Hop-on-Hop-Off bus pass + Boat tour
  • Munich Hop-on-Hop-Off bus pass
  • 48hr Prague sightseeing Pass
  • Skip the line VIP tickets to the DDR Museum in Berlin
  • Skip the line tickets to the Rijksmuseum + 1hr Canal cruise in Amsterdam

24hr London Pass including The View from Shard entrance and Hop-on-Hop-Off bus pass

Trip Map

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.

DAY 1 – BUDAPEST
Check in to your hotel for a 2-night stay.  (Overnight Budapest)

DAY 2 – BUDAPEST
Make the most of your Hop-on-Hop-Off tickets today to get the best out of this beautiful city.  A stop at Szechenyi baths is highly recommended to relax and unwind for an hour or two.  Make sure you don’t miss the chance to enjoy the views from Budapest castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion, and you get the best photo opportunities of the wonderful parliament building from your 1hr river cruise included.  Enjoy a hearty bowl of Goulash this evening in any of the city’s great restaurants.  (Overnight Budapest) B  

DAY 3 – BUDAPEST TO MUNICH
Today you’ll speed through Austria on your way to Munich.  On arrival check into your hotel then enjoy your evening.  (Overnight Munich) B

DAY 4 – MUNICH
Enjoy all Germany's second city has to offer from the comfort of an open top bus. Munich is blessed with some fascinating architecture dating back to the times of Medieval Bavarian Kings, and this rich history is evident all around. The Town Hall with its famous Glockenspiel which re-enacts two stories from the 16th century is a must as is a wander through the gorgeous Englischer Garten. Enjoy the evening at the Hofbrauhaus or any other state-owned beer hall for a night of local beer, sausages and Lederhosen!   (Overnight Munich) B

DAY 5- MUNICH TO PRAGUE
Travel to Prague today and begin taking advantage of your Prague Card as soon as you arrive, which you can collect on your own from the Tourist Information Centre in Old Town. Steeped in history and with a wide variety of attractions, this not-so-hidden gem continues to impress visitors from all over the world. With free entry to the top attractions, such as Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Jewish Museum, Old Town Hall, and Petrin Observation Tower, it’s the best way to see the city. (Overnight Prague) B

DAY 6 – PRAGUE
Continue using your Prague Card to discover any must-visit points of interest such as the Schwarzenberg Palace. Relax with a drink and soak up the atmosphere on the old town square and an evening stroll over the Charles bridge is certainly a highlight.  (Overnight in Prague) B

DAY 7 – BERLIN
Take the direct train to Berlin passing through Dresden on the way.  On arrival check in to your hotel, then perhaps take a wander to the impressive Reichstag and the iconic Brandenburg Gate for a great photo opportunity.  (Overnight Berlin) B

DAY 8 – BERLIN
Today visit the fascinating DDR museum to get a better understanding of Berlins past, then perhaps soak up some of the world’s riches in the nearby Pergamon museum.  Don’t forget to check out the infamous Checkpoint Charlie, whilst a trip up to Bernauer Strasse is highly recommended to get a true taste of what the Berlin Wall was.  (Overnight Berlin) B

DAY 9– BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM
Cross Germany today on the comfortable IC train to the historic city of Amsterdam.  On arrival check in for your 2-night stay. (Overnight Amsterdam) B

DAY 10 – BERLIN
Explorer one of the world’s greatest museums today with your fast track tickets to the Rijksmuseum.  You also get to view the city from the best view point, aboard a Canal boat.  Ann Franks house is a poignant visit and be sure to keep an eye out for the cyclists who dominate the city.  (Overnight Amsterdam) B

DAY 11 AMSTERAM TO LONDON
Ride the highspeed Thalys train from Amsterdam to Brussels, where you change onto a Eurostar service bound for London.  Check in for your 2-night stay, then head off to enjoy your evening in the British capital.  (Overnight London) B

DAY 12 – LONDON
The 1-Day London Pass included gives you the best opportunity to enjoy all this great city has to offer.  Use the Hop-on-Hop-off pass included to get around, and its recommended to get to the Shard between 10am -12:00 to avoid the queues up to The View from the Shard from where you’ll get the greatest view of the city.  Shakespeare’s Globe theatre is nearby, as is the Tower of London, both of which are included in the London Pass.  The countless restaurants in London’s West End mean it’s a great place to enjoy your final evening of this amazing rail vacation. (Overnight London) B

DAY 13 – END OF TOUR
Check out of your hotel and continue with your travels.  Feel free to speak to any of our Sales Consultants who will be able to assist you with your plans. B

 

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

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.

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.

NH Collection Amsterdam Doelen

Built in the 17th century, the NH Collection Amsterdam Doelen is Amsterdam’s oldest hotel! The five star property is nestled on the banks of the Amstel River, and offers recently renovated rooms just a short walk from Dam Square. The hotel’s 81 guest rooms are all well furnished, and feature cable television, air conditioning, minibars and private bathrooms. Guests can rent bikes to explore the city, enjoy a drink on the terrace or make the most of the hotel’s magnificent location, withing walking distance of Leidseplein, Museumplein and Amsterdam Central Railway Station.

NH Amsterdam Museum Quarter

You’ll find the NH Amsterdam Museum Quarter hotel just outside Amsterdam’s center, sandwiched between a scenic canal and the city’s famous Museum Square. We have 163 spacious guest rooms, many of which overlook rows of traditional Amsterdam houses.

The California Hotel London

The perfect hotel for any rail holiday starting from St Pancras International, the California hotel is a charming property less than a minute from the railway station. The hotel is home to 60 rooms within Georgian townhouses, each of which boasts a private bathroom, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can relax in the lounge, enjoy a drink on the private terrace and make use of the hotel’s incredible central location and unbeatable transport links. Both the bustling Camden Market and the wonders of the British Museum are within one mile of the hotel.

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.

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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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