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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 Vienna easily with hop-on, hop-off bus tickets

 PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel in first class throughout
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay in Berlin
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay in Prague
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay in Vienna
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay in Budapest
  • Discover Berlin Walking Tour
  • Prague Pass hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Vienna Pass including hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Danube river Cruise with drinks
Trip Map

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 - 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, perhaps starting off with a trip to 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 the top sights of the city, stopping in the Jewish Quarter and at Prague Castle, among other gems. Or take 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
Continue to explore Prague today, using your hop-on, hop-off bus tour to escort you to the city's sights. Your holiday also includes a trip to Prague Castle, with skip the line entrance to avoid long queues. Discover the sights of the city further with your Prague Welcome Card, which will grant you access to the Astronomical Clock Tower, New Town Hall and Baroque Library and Mirror Chapel - the perfect way to get a true taste for the city's past. (Overnight in Prague) B

 DAY 5 - PRAGUE TO VIENNA
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel in Prague this morning before checking out and catching the train directly to Vienna. On arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in for a two-night stay. Set out and explore the Austrian capital, famous for its opulent Opera House and grandiose architecture. Relax and indulge in the city's famed café culture, or perhaps tuck into a slice of Sachertorte, the city's famous chocolate cake. (Overnight in Vienna) B

 DAY 6 - VIENNA
Spend a full day at leisure in Vienna! Your hop-on hop-off bus tour tickets will help you put together a wonderful itinerary, completely tailored to you, and your Vienna Pass will give you access to over 60 attractions across the city - together they're the perfect combination. Explore the Danube Tower, House of Music, Schönbrunn Palace and Schönbrunner Panorama Train, or visit the famous Tiergarten Schönbrunn (Vienna Zoo). (Overnight in Vienna) B

 DAY 7 - VIENNA TO BUDAPEST
Depart Vienna after breakfast this morning, catching a direct, high-speed train through to Budapest. On arrival in the Hungarian capital, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Budapest is growing in popularity, and strolling along the banks of the sparkling Danube past extravagant, historic architecture it isn't hard to see why. Bisected by the Danube into Buda and Pest, be sure to cross the connecting 19th-century Chain Bridge in the evening to see both sides wonderfully illuminated at dusk. (Overnight in Budapest) B

 DAY 8 - BUDAPEST
Spend the whole day exploring everything that Budapest has to offer. The city enjoys a unique geography atop thermal hot springs, which has resulted in a rich selection of baths across the city. The largest, and perhaps grandest, of these are the sunny yellow Széchenyi Medicinal Baths, complete with both indoor and outdoor pools or tranquil water to relax in. Explore the huge Hungarian art collection in Buda Castle, or discover the famous Hungarian Parliament Building, the largest of its kind in the world. Come the evening, relax with a glass of fizz on your included dinner river cruise down the gleaming Danube - a true bucket list experience. (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 Specialists 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!

K+K Hotel Fenix

In the heart of the “Golden City” – just a few steps away from Wenceslas Square – the gates of the K+K Hotel Fenix reveal a lively, cheerful hotel in Prague’s centre. The remarkable architecture of the façade in “Prague modern” style embraces a stylish hotel with a fresh and exclusive ambiance.

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.

Hampton by Hilton Berlin City West

The Hampton by Hilton Berlin City West is a contemporary hotel with 214 bedrooms. The hotel has Wi-Fi access throughout and a modern gym. Drinks and light meals are available in the hotel's 24-hour snack area.

Intercity Hotel 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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