Take a Grand Tour of Europe by train, sampling six of the continent's best cities on this eleven-night vacation. Catch high-speed, comfortable trains between destinations to fit in as much adventure, excitement and sightseeing as you can. Explore each city in full with added extras from hop-on, hop-off bus tours, to city passes and skip the line entrance tickets.
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
Arrive in Berlin today and check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Set out to explore the German capital city, where streets are embroidered with important history and the culture is vibrant yet laid back. (Overnight in Berlin)
DAY 2 - BERLIN
See all the major sights of Berlin today with your included Berlin walking tour, and Brandenburg Gate Museum entrance ticket. Later in the day, perhaps visit the vibrant public square of Potsdamer Platz, filled with fine examples of the city's modern architecture as well as shopping centers, cinemas, bars, a theatre and a casino. (Overnight in Berlin) B
DAY 3 - BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM
Check out of your hotel after breakfast this morning and travel by high-speed train to Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands. Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay before heading out to explore the city. To make exploring easy, your holiday includes hop-on, hop-off canal bus tickets, which will take you between 12 iconic spots all over the city. Visit the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum or sample local beer at the Heineken Experience. (Overnight in Amsterdam) B
DAY 4 - AMSTERDAM
Spend a full day exploring Amsterdam today! Explore your choice of a plethora of museums across the city, and be sure to take a scenic canal cruise to gain a wonderful insight into the city's architecture from an alternative perspective. Finish off your time in Amsterdam with a trip to the Rijksmuseum, including skip the line entrance. (Overnight in Amsterdam) B
DAY 5 - AMSTERDAM TO PARIS
Catch the train from Amsterdam to Paris today, checking in at your hotel for a two-night stay. The ‘City of Light' is every bit as romantic, elegant and sophisticated as you might think, and you'll be able to explore plenty of the city's famous wonders and hidden gems in your time here. Use the Paris Pass included in your vacation to unearth treasures at the Louvre, or marvel at the Centre Pompidou, all the while making use of free public transport around the city (Overnight in Paris) B
DAY 6 - PARIS
Discover more of Paris today, continuing to use your Paris Pass to explore the city's highlights. Your vacation also includes skip the line entrance to the summit of the Eiffel Tower, so you can gaze over the rooftops of the city without having to spend precious vacation time waiting on line. Come the evening, why not head up to the bohemian district of Montmartre to take in a show at the Moulin Rouge? Speak to one of our Rail Vacation Specialists if you'd like us to arrange the tickets. (Overnight in Paris) B
DAY 7 - PARIS TO GENEVA
Check out of your hotel after breakfast this morning and take a direct train to Geneva in Switzerland. Check in at your hotel for an overnight stay and head out to enjoy this beautiful lake side city. Make the most of your time in Geneva - spend the evening enjoying a tasty meal at a local restaurant, or take a relaxing boat trip out on the lake and admire the city's cosmopolitan feel against the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains. (Overnight in Geneva) B
DAY 8 - GENEVA TO VENICE
After breakfast, depart Geneva in the morning and travel to Venice on one of the most scenic routes in Europe, the Simplon Pass. Relax while the train follows the shores of Lake Leman and across Swiss vineyards, with stunning views of the Alps in the background. Travel further south after crossing the border into Italy before arriving in Venice. On arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy a two-night stay. (Overnight in Venice) B
DAY 9 - VENICE
Venice is a dazzling canal-side sanctuary, and a unique place to explore. Make the most of the city and get your bearings on a walking tour through the splendor of St. Mark's Square and the winding, architecturally magnificent backstreets. Finish the tour with an iconic gondola ride - a true bucket list experience. Your vacation also includes skip the line entrance to St. Mark's Basilica, plus a tour of the imposing Doge's Palace. (Overnight in Venice) B
DAY 10 - VENICE TO ROME
From one Italian must-see to another, catch the train from Venice to Rome today. Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and acquaint yourself with ‘the Eternal City.' (Overnight in Rome) B
DAY 11 - ROME
Discover the delights of the Italian capital with two great tours showing you the best of ancient and catholic Rome. Skip the lines at the Colosseum with priority entrance tickets and visit the Roman Forum to see the ancient ruins of Julius Caesar's temple. You'll also be able to skip the line at the Vatican Museums, marveling at the wonders of the Michelangelo's ceiling in the Sistine Chapel! (Overnight in Rome) B
DAY 12 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN ROME
Check out of your hotel today and continue your onward journey. Speak to one of our Rail Vacation Specialists if you'd like to continue your vacation by rail - perhaps heading to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance - by train. B
MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER
A blend of design and warmth, the 4 star Hotel Auteuil offers the perfect mix in the centre of Geneva. Pictures of the greatest movie stars and a unique collection of photographs welcome you to the lobby. Attentive service, the rooms with their contemporary atmosphere, the fitness area and its picture windows are all designed for your well-being. Come to the Auteuil to enjoy the city to the full.
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.
The luxury 4-star Hotel Royal is located at the heart of the city. Its rich decor and attentive service is ready to respond to your every wish creating a warm-welcoming atmosphere. Complimentary WiFi, sauna, hammam and city card to use public transport are included in your stay.
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.
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).
Right outside of the main train station, in sight of the Federal Chancellery, you will find the Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt. Many places of interest are within walking distance, including the Platz der Republik (approx. 850 m) and the Brandenburg Gate (approx. 1.5 km).
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.
The Regent Berlin is a luxury hotel with 195 elegant well-equipped bedrooms and suites, including Nespresso coffee machines. The Regent has a gourmet restaurant called Fischers Fritz, boasting two Michelin stars as well as the Regent Health Club, offering a gym, sauna and a range of beauty treatments. Wi-Fi internet access is also available in all rooms and public areas. The hotel is on Gendarmenmarkt square in the centre of Berlin, near Berlin's famous Friedrichstraße and Unter den Linden boulevard.
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.
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.
The Terrass Hotel is a classic 19th century building with 98 individually decorated rooms. The hotel features a Piano Bar where guests can enjoy cocktails and bar snacks and a seventh floor summer roof terrace with great views across Paris. The hotel is located a short stroll away from famous landmarks such as the Sacré-Coeur and the Moulin Rouge.
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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.
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.
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.
Located in the centre of Rome, just a stone's throw from Termini Station, the Ariston Hotel provides a fantastic vantage point for exploring all the Italian capital has to offer. The hotel's colourful guestrooms are all decorated in a modern style, and come complete with LCD TVs, minibars and air conditioning.
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, 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.
The Mascagni Rome is a beautiful hotel set within an Umbertine style palace. Decorated with elegant antiques, this hotel offers comfortable surroundings, personalised service and spacious rooms featuring high ceilings and plenty of natural light. The Mascagni features a fully licensed bar, charming lounge serving Italian snacks and a free Wi-Fi area. The Mascagni hotel is located just 5 minutes walk from the main train station and within easy reach of Rome's attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Colosseum.
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!
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.
Located in the heart of the city, a short distance from the city’s main attractions and designer shops, BAUER PALAZZO it’s the only hotel with two different styles and souls: the wing overlooking the Baroque church of Campo San Moisè with its art-deco inspired interiors has a distinctive urban vibe, while the rooms located in the authentic 18th century palazzo combine modern luxury with sumptuous hand crafted Venetian fittings and furnishings, offering a spectacular vantage point in Venice on the Grand Canal.
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.
The Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa is a boutique hotel made up of 38 bedrooms and 12 suites. Designed by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, the hotel boasts a private garden, a luxury spa and spectacular views over the Venetian Lagoon. The hotel features spacious rooms with a historic decor, including fine Italian tapestries, fabrics and paintings. Other room features include access to Wi-Fi and a satellite TV service. The hotel is in a quiet setting on Giudecca Island, across the Lagoon from St Mark's Square only a short trip by a complimentary hotel water taxi.
The Ca' dei Conti Hotel in Venice is housed in two adjacent 18th century buildings and has 31 traditional Venetian style bedrooms and a pretty sun terrace overlooking the rooftops of the city. The hotel is located in the centre of Venice, a short walk from St Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge.
The Belmond Hotel Cipriani is a five-star property synonymous with luxury. Nestled on Giudecca Island, the hotel offers exceptional views over the Venetian Lagoon and Doge’s Palace, with St Mark’s square reachable in just four minutes aboard a private boat service. The hotel’s 95 rooms are all decorated to the very highest standard and elegantly furnished, with free Wi-Fi internet access, iPod docking stations and HD flat screen televisions. Guests are invited to make use of the wonderful outdoor pool, tennis courts and luxury wellness facilities. The Cipriani’s Michelen-starred Oro restaurant is perfect for a sumptuous evening meal, or enjoy a light lunch on the pretty terrace overlooking the water.
The Ca’ D’Oro hotel is a traditional Venetian hotel nestled just a five minute walk from the famous Rialto Bridge. The hotel’s 27 rooms all feature air conditioning, minibars and satellite TV. Guests can make use of the stunning roof terrace, admire the canal views or make use of the spectacular location, which is just 200 yards from a vaporetto water bus stop.
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.
A luxury boutique hotel in Venice city centre, the Splendid Venice - Starhotels Collezione is as elegant as the city itself. Gondolas drift past the window. Cafés bustle in St Marks's Square. You have discovered the best location to experience the Venetian atmosphere in one of our 165 rooms and suites designed with luxury in mind.
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.
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.
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