On our Europe Rail Circle Tour from/to London Heathrow Airport, you will visit London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, Brussels, Bruges.
If you have a little more than three weeks and would like to see a bit of Europe during your stay, this tour may just be the right one for you!
This beautiful vacation package includes second class Rail all the way as well as excellent rated hotels (see the tableau this is already included in the price of your tour) and there is an option to upgraded to 1st-class Rail for the long distance train rides . This is just an extra of US $ 939.00 per Person and includes seat reservations! Here you also find everything else that is included: transfers, rail tickets, tours and admissions.
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|two sharing a double room||one in a single room||three sharing a triple room|
|US $ 3,879||US $ 5,929||US $ 3,499|
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Day 1 – London
A private transfer will take you from London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) to your hotel located in London City Center. The Capital of the United Kingdom is certainly one of the world’s leading global cities, a modern financial, entertainment and fashion center. On the other hand London is so full of history, art and culture – a lot of sightseeing can be done. Depending on your arrival time in London you may already have time for sightseeing today. The tour includes a 24-hour Hop-on Hop-off ticket. On board of the famous open-topped London double-decker busses you see all of London: over 90 stops along six different routes. You will see London’s famous highlights – for example, Buckingham Palace, the London residence and workplace of the monarchy of the United Kingdom. Make sure to see the Changing of the Guards while you are there. Westminster Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (since 1066 every royal coronation has taken place here), the Hyde Park and many more sights are to see along your tour.
Day 2 – London
There is definitely more to see in London during the second day of your Pan-European Rail travels. You have the option to join a free walking tour of London (information about the tour will be provided). And maybe it would be nice to visit of one of London´s most famous symbols – the Tower Bridge. The bridge across the Thames is 265 meter (870ft.) long and has been completed in 1894. In the beginning many people disliked its Victorian Gothic style, but over the time the bridge became one of London´s most visited attractions. You may want to take a walk over the bridge to visit another highlight – the Tower of London, a UNESCO world heritage site. The Tower of London was built in the beginning of the 11th century. In turbulent times several kings lived there because London Tower was much safer than the Palace of Westminster. Today the Tower of London is best known for its famous collection of Crown Jewels. Also don´t miss out on St Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square & Piccadilly during your tour of London. Your tour package includes a short River Cruise on London´s Thames River: on board of the boat you will have an alternative perspective on the city, passing by some top London riverside attractions.
Day 3 – Brussels
If you are interested in rail travel today will be a highlight of your Europe Rail tour: on board of the High-speed Eurostar train you will travel directly from London St. Pancras International Rail Station to Brussels Midi – crossing the canal between England and continental Europe in a tunnel. Travel by Eurostar is just a little more than two hours. Your hotel is located in walking distance from Brussels Midi Station and from there it is easy to walk to many sights. Apart from its famous chocolates and beers, there are many attractions to see. Many modern buildings reflect the fact that Brussels is the unofficial capital of the European Union. A “Brussels must do” place to visit is the Grand Place, the central square of Brussels. Here you find Brussels Town Hall with the statue of Saint Michael and its tower which is 315 ft. tall, the Museum of the City of Brussels and the Guildhalls on the Grand Palace. Close to the Grand Place is the Manneken Pis, a bronze statue of a child urinating into a pool which is said to represent the “irreverent spirit” of Brussels.
Day 4 – Day trip (by rail) to Bruges
Continue your Europe Rail tour by making a day trip to Bruges to the beautiful medieval city of Bruges. Travel time is a little less than an hour. From Bruges Central Station it is only a short walk to the historic center of Bruges. You will see charming streets and many canals. Because of its enduring brick Gothic architecture the complete City Center of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the medieval Old Town are many places to visit. The Church of Our Lady, which was built from the 13th to the 15th century, is the tallest building of the city (a little over 400 ft.) and the white marble altarpiece of the chapel – a sculpture of the Madonna and Child was created by Michelangelo. Then there is the Grote Markt – a market square filled with shops and restaurants. Here you also find the Belfry of Bruges, a medieval bell tower and the former market halls. For a fee it is possible to climb up the narrow staircase to the top of the tower, 366 steps. Very close to the Grote Markt you find the Burg Square where you also find the Basilica of the Holy Blood which was originally built in the 12th century. There is so much to see in every street and every backstreet and another option to explore Bruges is to join a (free) Bruges walking tour which takes place in the afternoon each day. In the evening you will travel by rail from Bruges back to Brussels where your hotel is located.
Day 5 – Cologne
From Brussels/Belgium you travel by high-speed ICE or Thalys to Cologne, one of the oldest cities in Germany. Travel time to Cologne is about two hours. The Romans founded a village located on the River Rhine and called it “Colonia”. Just outside Cologne Central Station, where your hotel is located (in walking distance), you find Cologne´s most famous landmark, the Kolner Dom (Cologne Cathedral) which is the largest gothic church in northern Europe. Each of both towers has a height of more than 500 ft., the Cologne Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the landmark still is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne. In the Cathedral you find the High Altar made out of black marble (which was installed in 1322) as well as the Shrine of the Three Kings (created in the 12th century). Admission to the Cathedral is free. For a fee it is possible to climb up the tower and to visit the treasury.
If you are interested in perfume a visit of the Fragrance Museum in Cologne, the birthplace of the Eau des Cologne, is a must do. The Fragrance Museum is located less than 10 walking minutes from Cologne Cathedral and a visit allows you to discover three centuries of fragrance history. Another Museum, the NS-Documentation Center of the City of Cologne, may be interesting to visit for those of you interested in the history of the “Third Reich”. It is located in the former headquarters of the Cologne Gestapo (secret police) which is also only about 10 walking minutes from Cologne Main Station (if you are interested in Nazi Germany/WWII-history you may also want to take a look at our History Rail Tour “Fascination and Terror –Rise and Fall of the Third Reich”). The Old Town of Cologne is located just a little south of Cologne Central Station. Shopping is great along the “Hohe Strasse”, a pedestrian zone, and in the streets going east toward the Rhine River you will find many places to eat and enjoy a Koelsch, a local specialty beer.
Day 6 – Berlin
In little less than 4-1/2 hours, the high-speed “ICE” train will take you from Cologne to Berlin Central Station. Germany´s capital city is a great and dynamic metropolis. The unification of East and West Berlin 25 years ago changed the city in many ways. Berlin fascinates visitors it’s culture and history are unique. Your tour includes the 48 hour Berlin Welcome Card. With this card you will have discounts to 200 museums, city tours and attractions and it includes a pass for unlimited free use of the Berlin public transportation system. With your tour package you will receive Berlin Walking tour suggestions as well as information about the public buses “M100” and “M200”: the buses are public double decker buses which cover many sights of Berlin and are a perfect way to explore the city by hopping on and off those buses. They run very frequently all day from 5am until midnight and if you take both routes you will have a circle taking you from the former Center of East Berlin (“Berlin Alexanderplatz”) to the Center of West Berlin (“Bahnhof Zoo”, “Ku´damm” shopping area). Bus M200 takes you south of the “Tiergarten” to West Berlin´s Bahnhof Zoo where you may want to visit the “Gedachtniskirche” (Memorial Church) as well as the KaDeWe, continental Europe´s largest compartment store, which is located close to the Ku´damm. Bus M100 takes you back through the Tiergarten and partly north of it, passing the “Siegessaule” (Victory Column), Bellevue Palace (built in 1786 for the younger brother of Friedrich II, Ferdinand of Prussia, today: seat of the Germany´s President), the Reichstag (German Parliament), the Brandenburg Gate and the Museum Island back to Berlin Alexanderplatz.
Day 7 – Berlin
On your second day in Berlin along your Europe Rail tour your Berlin Welcome Card will still be valid. However, your tour package also includes walking suggestions which cover many of the sights around Brandenburg Gate which can best be visited by foot. From the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag (German Parliament) the walking tour passes by the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, to Berlin´s new city center, the “Potsdamer Platz”, to “Checkpoint Charlie”, to East Berlin´s Culture- and Shopping Street “Friedrichstrasse” (site of the “golden twenties”), to the “Gendarmenmarkt”, where the German and French cathedrals are located, via the promenade street “Unter den Linden” to the Museum Island.
The remains of the wall can be visited at Berlin´s East Side Gallery where parts of the wall have been turned into a piece of art. If you are interested in Third Reich history a “must visit” is the documentation center “Topography of Terror“. It is located at the site from where the Nazis planned and managed most of their crimes. For those of you interested to visit a Concentration Camp Memorial site: a half day trip to the Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen in Oranienburg can be arranged (see Day 7 of our History Rail Tour “Fascination and Terror –Rise and Fall of the Third Reich”).
Day 8 – Dresden
In the morning you continue your Europe Rail tour traveling south from Berlin towards Prague. Dresden is on your way and you will spend a day in the capitol of Saxony. The direct speed-train takes about two hours from Berlin to Dresden Central Station. Your hotel is located in walking distance from Dresden Central Station and right from the station you can board the Hop-on Hop-off Bus (ticket is included in the price of your tour). The buses depart every fifteen to thirty minutes and the ticket is valid for the whole day. The Grand Circle tour has 22 stops so you can explore all of Dresden at your own pace. Your ticket also includes diverse attractions and entry-fees to the city’s monuments, such as the famous “Frauenkirche” (Church of our Lady) which is located at the “Neumarkt” (new market square) . This beautiful Lutheran church in baroque style had been destroyed in a bombing during World War II and was rebuilt after German unification and completed in 2005. The tour will also take you to “Pfunds Molkerei”, certainly one of the prettiest dairies in the world. The tour also includes admission to Dresden Zwinger Museum, which is located nearby Dresden Palace and the famous “Semperoper”, Dresden´s Semper Opera house.
Day 9 – Prague
After breakfast you will take the speed train from Dresden directly to Prague. Travel time is about two hours. Your hotel is located in walking distance from Prague Central Station.
The Old Town of Prague can easily be explored by foot from your centrally located hotel. You have all afternoon and evening to see many of the highlights. Maybe you want to take a short walk into the Old Town (“Staré město”) since in Prague’s historic Center numerous historic buildings and monuments can be seen. At “Staroměstské náměstí, the Old Town Square, you will find the famed Astronomical Clock (Orloj), built into one side of the Old Town Hall Tower, the gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn as well as the mural-covered Storch building. If you walk a little further towards Prague´s Vltava River you will find another highlight – the Karlův most (Charles Bridge). Construction of Prague’s most famous medieval bridge started in 1357 under King Charles IV. The bridge connects the Lesser Town with the Old Town. From the Charles Bridge you have a great view of the Hradčany (Castle District) with Prague Castle towering above the city of Prague. Back in 870 constructions of the first buildings began, many buildings were added during the centuries.
Day 10 – Prague
You may want to start this day by joining a free English-speaking 3 hours walking tour of the “Golden City” (information on how to reserve this tour will be provided). In afternoon to take a closer look into those sights which are most interesting to you. Maybe you would like to cross the Charles Bridge again and take a closer look into Prague Castle? You will pass the Lesser Quarter (Malá Strana, “little quarter”) which is one of the most historic parts of town. Of course you have to try some culinary delights of Prague as well as a Pilsner Beer!
Day 11 – Bratislava
In the morning take the speed train from Prague to Bratislava, the Capital of Slovakia. Travel time is a little more than four hours. Bratislava is situated on the banks of the Danube river and at the foot of the Small Carpathian hills. Your hotel is located in walking distance from Bratislava Central Station. From your hotel you may want to walk towards the Danube River and you will soon be in the Old Town. Close to the river you can walk up to Bratislavský hrad (Bratislava Castle) from where you have a nice view of Bratislava Old Town and the Danube River. The castle has recently been renovated and it definitely worth a visit. When you walk back down into the Old Town you will find St. Martin´s Cathedral, one of Slovakia´s oldest cathedrals built in Gothic style. From the 16th to the 19th century the cathedral was used as a site of coronation for Hungarian royalty. Bratislava’s Old Town Hall is the oldest town hall in Slovakia with a tower that dates to the 14th century. Today the town hall houses the Bratislava City Museum, which features an exhibition of the feudal justice system. One of Bratislava’s most recognizable sights is the Slovak National Theater. It was opened in 1886 as the City Theatre and nowadays it is the seat of the Slovak National Theatre opera and ballet ensembles.
Day 12 – Budapest
In a little less than three hours you will be in Budapest. Budapest is one of Europe’s most charming and romantic cities. It consists of two very different cities, Buda on the West bank of the Danube River and Pest on the East bank. Most of Budapest’s famous sights are concentrated on Castle Hill on the Buda side, in downtown Pest and along the riverside walkways. You are holding a 24 hour Hop-on Hop-off City tour ticket which is a great way to explore the City. The most popular attraction of Budapest is the Royal Palace which is towering on the Castle Hill above the city as well as the Parliament Building – a neo-gothic jewel, beautifully situated overlooking the Danube. St. Stephen’s Basilica is the main church of Budapest. It is an important example of neoclassical architecture. The mummified right hand of Hungary´s first king, St. Stephen, is kept in the chapel. The 96-meter high dome can be seen from anywhere in the city and the inside is beautifully decorated with mosaics. Also worth visiting is the State Opera House.
Day 13 – Budapest
Your 24-hour Hop-on Hop-off City ticket is still valid today and you may want to take another tour to see more of Budapest. Later on you may want to walk down to the Danube to visit the Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid) as well as stroll along the Danube River bank. The “Shoes on the Danube Bank” can be found there; it is a memorial which honors the Jews who were killed by fascist in Budapest during World War II. The Jews in Budapest were ordered to take off their shoes, and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. The memorial represents their shoes left behind on the bank.More detailed information about the horrors can be found at the Holocaust Memorial Center with its Exhibition Hall, the Synagogue and the “Wall of Victims”.
Day 14 – Vienna
After breakfast you will take the high-speed “Rail-Jet” train to continue your Europe Rail Circle tour by traveling from Budapest to Vienna, Austria´s Capital city. Travel time is about three hours. The price of your Europe tour package already includes the 48 hour Vienna Card. With this card you enjoy more than 200 discounts in Vienna, at museums and sights, theaters and concerts, in shops, cafes, restaurants and also the “Heurige” wine taverns. But most importantly with this card you also enjoy unlimited free public transportation within Vienna. Even though your hotel is located in the City Center it is great to have the option to take the subway, a street-car or a public bus. On your first day in Vienna you may want to visit the Imperial Palace, for example, the “Hofburg Vienna”, the center of the former Habsburg Empire. The Palace was Sisi´s Imperial home and household, and the Imperial Apartments, the Sisi Museum and the Silver Collection can be visited here. At the Vienna Hofburg you also find the Spanish Riding School where you may want to watch a performance or join a practice session and also the Old Town Hall which is close by. In immediate walking distance of the Hofburg you will find the State Opera House, definitely one of the world’s most famous Opera Houses where the Vienna Opera Ball takes place every year. St. Stephen’s Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna and it is a “must see” as well as smaller churches like the “Universitatskirche” (Jesuits Church) and the “Peterskirche” (St. Peter’s Church).
Day 15 – Vienna
Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Vienna with your 48 hour Vienna Card. Maybe you want to visit the “Ringstrasse”, a circular road around the inner city districts of Vienna. In the 19th century the road was replacing the Old City Wall which had been built in the 13th century. Many of the buildings you find along this road, the Austrian Parliament Building or the University of Vienna the for example, were built around the 1850´s. You may want to visit Schonbrunn Palace and its beautiful Garden. Your Vienna Card covers the fare to get there; the subway station “Schonbrunn” (subway line U4) is very close to the entrance of Schonbrunn Palace, once the summer residence of the Habsburg family and home of Maria Theresa. The Rococo palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monuments in Austria and nowadays is one of the most visited sights in Vienna. It all started with the building of a mansion on hunting grounds in 1548 just outside of Vienna. The impressive Palace in its present form (it has 1,441 rooms!) was built and remodeled around the 1750s by Maria Theresa. Make sure to plan in some time for a visit of Schonbrunn Garden. There you also find the Neptune Fountain and Gloriette, which was designed to symbolize the glory of the Habsburg power.
Day 16 – Salzburg
In about 2 hours and 40 minutes the high-speed “Rail Jet” (RJ) will take you throughout Austria, from Vienna located in the east of Austria, close to the borders to Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, to Salzburg, all the way in the west of Austria, right at the German border. Salzburg, beautiful town close to the Alps, birthplace of Mozart is also the site of the popular movie “The Sound of Music”. Your hotel is located in walking distance of Salzburg Central Station and in the early afternoon – after you have checked in – you will join the English-speaking most unique 4-hour Sound of Music tour yourself! This tour is an ideal opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Maria von Trapp while taking in local historical sights both from the city of Salzburg and also the picturesque lakes and mountains surrounding the city. After the tour you may want to walk across the Salzach River to take a look at Mozart’s birth house and the small shopping streets in the area. Here you also find a wide choice of restaurants for dinner.
Day 17 – Munich
Along your Europe Rail Circle tour on board of the high-speed “Rail Jet” (RJ) you will travel back into Germany today; it takes about 1:40 hours from Salzburg to Munich Central Station. Your hotel is located in short walking distance from the station. The price of your tour already includes admission to many sights in Munich (Munich Residence and Residence Museum, Treasury, Cuvilliés-Theatre, Hall of Fame and Statue of Bavaria, Nymphenburg Palace and Park, Marstallmuseum, Museum of Nymphenburg Porcelain) and with your tour package you will also receive walking suggestions for a self-guided walking tour through Munich City Center. Along this walking tour you will visit the Marienplatz with the New Town Hall (with the “Glockenspiel”), the Konigsplatz (King´s Square), cultural center in the 19th century and later, during the “Third Reich”, site of Nazi Party mass rallies and location of the Nazi Party headquarters in Germany, the English Garden as well as the the State Opera House. You will be able to visit famous churches like Munich Frauenkirche, “Dom zu Unserer Lieben Frau (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady), with a height of 325 ft. a Munich landmark, St. Peters Church, built in the 14th century and the Asam Church, which was built as a private chapel and integrated into an apartment building. The tour will pass by the most famous Munich shopping streets (Kaufinger street and Neuhauser street) as well as by the “Viktualienmarkt”, a traditional farmers market (open every day except on Sundays). The tour will take you by the famous “Alois Dallmayr” luxury delicatessen and coffee store as well as to the Hofbrauhaus of course, probably the world’s most popular beer hall. This may be a great place to enjoy a hearty dinner and a fresh Mass of beer (one mug holds 33.8 US fl oz)!
Day 18 – Escorted Coach Tour to the Royal Castles
Another highlight of your Europe Rail tour will be a visit of the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle. You will be on an all-day escorted coach tour which will first take you to Oberammergau for a photo stop (you may want take a look at the Festival Hall where the Passion Play takes place every ten years.) The coach will then take you to Linderhof Palace, the Royal Villa of King Ludwig II. The Palace and Park were inspired by Versailles and the rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished. After a short drive through Austria and back into Germany you will get to Neuschwanstein Castle. The picture of Neuschwanstein is probably present in everybody’s mind and Neuschwanstein really seems to be taken out of a fairy tale. You will join an English-speaking guided tour through the Castle. The tour of the interior, the Throne Hall, the Hall of the Singers, the Grotto and all of the private rooms which were built for King Ludwig II, will make the picture perfect! After the tour of the inside make sure to take some time to explore the castle grounds. The view of Neuschwanstein from the bridge behind the castle is like no other! Your luxury coach will take you back to Munich where you will arrive in time for dinner.
Day 19 – Heidelberg
You will continue your Europe Rail Circle tour with a direct, about three hour train ride by speed rail, from Munich to Heidelberg Central Station. Since the station is a little bit outside of the Old Town, where your hotel is located, your tour already includes a taxi transfer from Heidelberg Central Station to your hotel. Heidelberg is a beautiful historic town located along the banks of the Neckar River and the most significant sight is certainly the ruin of Heidelberg Castle, which is towering above the city. Since your hotel is located right inside of the Old Town of Heidelberg it is easy to explore historic Heidelberg by foot. Your tour package will include walking tour suggestions for the Old Town. Along the walking tour you will see the Old Bridge from where you have a nice view of the Old Town and the Castle ruins above. You will also pass by the “Marktplatz” (market place) which is the main square of Heidelberg, the “Peterskirche” (St. Peter´s Church) and the historic University of Heidelberg. Heidelberg´s University was founded 1386 and it is the oldest University in Germany and with more than 30.000 students it is still one of the most important universities in Germany today. If you want to enjoy a view over Heidelberg and the Neckar River you may want to walk up to the grounds of the castle ruins or – for a small fee, take the historic funicular up and down Heidelberg Castle.
Day 20 – Paris
After breakfast you will have a taxi transfer from your hotel in Heidelberg Old Town to Heidelberg Central Station. From here you take a short train ride to close by Mannheim from where high-speed ICE or TGV will take you to Paris in less than 3.5 hours! After you dropped off your baggage at your hotel (located in walking distance from Paris Est. Station) you will still have time that day to do some sightseeing. You are holding a 2 Day Hop-on Hop-off Paris city tour pass for the double decker busses and – from the upper deck – you will enjoy great 360 degree panoramic views of Paris. The tour passes by Notre Dame Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture built in 12th century, the Musee d’Orsay and the Galaries Lafayette, one of Paris’ premier department stores; after shopping do not forget to enjoy the great Paris city views from the terrace. The Hop-on Hop-off Paris City tour will also take you to the Avenue des Champs-Elysees, one of the most famous streets in the world, to the Arc de Triomphe and to the Grand Palais, where varying exhibitions present work of arts by famous painters, from Monet to Picasso.
Day 21 – Paris
Your Europe tour continues with a full day of Sightseeing in Paris. With your 2 Day Hop-on Hop-off Paris city tour pass you can easily move around Paris. For a great view of the Eiffel Tower take the double decker bus across the river, you may want to hop off at Trocadero, site of the Palais de Chaillot. The hill across the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower is a great spot to take a photo of the world famous Paris landmark. You should hop off right at the Eiffel Tower. The iron lattice tower is the tallest building in Paris (1063 ft.). Many couples plan a visit of the tower during sunset – for a spectacular view of the “City of Lights”, as Paris is often referred to. If you do not want to tour Paris on board of the bus all day you may want to spend the afternoon joining a tour of trendy Marais, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Paris with many narrow historic streets and with an even larger number of shopping opportunities! The English-speaking walking tour is a free tour (you may want to tip the guide after the tour) and it focuses on authentic Paris lifestyle: private home architecture, sophisticated fashion shops and unique art galleries. As an alternative you may want to spend the afternoon by visiting one of the famous museums in Paris. You can hop off at the Musee du Louvre, originally a royal fortress, where you can spend several hours exploring the museum which houses 35,000 works of art, definitely a “must-see” when you are in Paris and have not visited the Louvre before. There is plenty to do all day and, when the day goes by, the Paris´ nightlife is legendary, of course!
Day 22 – London
Your last rail trip along your Europe Rail Circle tour will take you on board of the high-speed Eurostar train from Paris to London. Maybe you use your last day in London for some shopping at Harrods, with more than 330 departments the biggest department store in Europe. Or you visit the original Madame Tussauds. In 1836 Marie Tussaud opened her first permanent exhibition. Or maybe you would like to take a ride on Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel, the London Eye. At 520 ft. you have a great view and this may be the perfect location to wave good bye to Europe!
Day 23 – London
Today your tour ends. A private transfer will take you to London’s Heathrow Airport.Would you like to download an overview of the 23 Days Europe Rail Circle Tour (23R01) as a pdf to print it out or to forward it to a friend? Please download it right here:
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|Day 1 - London Heathrow Airport to London/ London||no train tickets needed||Bedford Hotel (or similar if not available) located within 10 walking minutes from London St. Pancras Station||Private transfer from London Heathrow Airport to your hotel in London, 24 hrs Hop-on hop-off City Tour Bus Ticket (including two walking tours to choose from Royal Walking tour of London or Beatles London Walking Tour)|
|Day 2 - London||no train tickets needed||Bedford Hotel (or similar if not available) located within 10 walking minutes from London St. Pancras Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in London|
|Day 3 - London to Brussels/ Brussels||Ticket, High-Speed "EuroStar" train from London directly to Brussels (travel time less than 2:30 hrs)||Be Manos Hotel (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Brussels Midi Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in London|
|Day 4 - Day Trip (by train) to Bruges||Ticket - also valid for Speed "IC" trains) from Brussels directly to Bruges and back (travel time one way about an hour)||Be Manos Hotel (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Brussels Midi Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Brussels|
|Day 5 - Brussels to Cologne/ Cologne||Ticket - High-Speed Train ticket from Brussels directly to Cologne (travel time about 1:50 hrs)||Hopper St. Antonius (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Cologne Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Brussels|
|Day 6 - Cologne to Berlin/ Berlin||Ticket - also valid for High-Speed "ICE" trains) from Cologne directly to Berlin (travel time about 4:25 hrs), ticket for unlimited free use of the public transportation system (buses, trams, subways) within Berlin||Hotel Amano Grand Central (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Berlin Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Cologne, 48 hrs Berlin Welcome Card, Berlin Walking suggestions|
|Day 7 - Berlin||Ticket for unlimited free use of the public transportation system (buses, trams, subways) within Berlin||Hotel Amano Grand Central (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Berlin Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Berlin, 48 hrs Berlin Welcome Card, Berlin Walking suggestions|
|Day 8 - Berlin to Dresden/ Dresden||Ticket from Berlin directly to Dresden(travel time about 2:00 hrs)||Pullman Dresden Newa (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Dresden Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Berlin, Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus ticket in Dresden (valid all day)|
|Day 9 - Dresden to Prague/ Prague||Ticket from Dresden directly to Prague (travel time about 2:20 hrs)||987 Design Hotel Prague (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Prague Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Dresden|
|Day 10 - Prague||no train ticket needed||987 Design Hotel Prague (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Prague Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Prague|
|Day 11 - Prague to Bratislava/ Bratislava||Ticket from Prague directly to Bratislava (travel time about 4:15 hrs)||Mercure Bratislava Centrum Hotel (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Bratislava Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Prague|
|Day 12 - Bratislava to Budapest/Budapest||Ticket - also valid for Speed-Rail "EuroCity" trains) from Bratislava directly to Budapest (travel time about 2:45 hrs)||Royal Park Boutique Hotel (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Budapest Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Bratislava, 24 hrs Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus ticket in Budapest|
|Day 13 - Budapest||no train ticket needed||Royal Park Boutique Hotel (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Budapest Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Budapest, 24 hrs Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus ticket in Budapest|
|Day 14 - Budapest to Vienna/ Vienna||Ticket - also valid for High-Speed "RailJet" trains) from Budapest to Vienna (travel time about 3:00 hour), ticket for unlimited free use of the public transportation system (buses, trams, subways) within Vienna||Hotel Schani Wien(or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Vienna Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Budapest, 48 hrs Vienna Card|
|Day 15 - Vienna||Ticket for unlimited free use of the public transportation system (buses, trams, subways) within Vienna||Hotel Schani Wien(or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Vienna Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Vienna, 48 hrs Vienna Card|
|Day 16 - Vienna to Salzburg/ Salzburg||Ticket - also valid for High-Speed "Rail-Jet" trains) from Vienna directly to Salzburg (travel time about 2:25 hrs)||Mozart Hotel (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Salzburg Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Vienna, 4 hr Sound of Music tour|
|Day 17 - Salzburg to Munich/ Munich||Ticket - also valid for High-Speed "Rail-Jet" trains) from Salzburg directly to Munich (travel time about 1:30 hrs)||King´s First Class Hotel (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Munich Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Salzburg, Admission Residence Museum, Treasury |
Admission Cuvilliés-Theatre, Admission Hall of Fame and Statue of Bavaria, Admission Nymphenburg Palace and Park, Admission Marstallmuseum and Museum of Nymphenburg Porcelain, Munich Walking suggestions
|Day 18 - Royal Castles/ Munich||no train ticket needed||King´s First Class Hotel (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Munich Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Munich, All day escorted coach tour to Oberammergau and to the Royal Castles - Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace, Admission Neuschwanstein Castle (Hohenschwangau), Admission Linderhof Palace & Park (Ettal)|
|Day 19 - Munich to Heidelberg/ Heidelberg||Ticket - also valid for Speed "IC" trains) from Munich directly to Heidelberg (travel time about 2:20 hrs)||Hotel Hollander Hof (or similar if not available), located in the Old Town (taxi transfer provided)||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Munich, taxi transfer from Heidelberg Central Station to your hotel in Heidelberg Old Town, Heidelberg Walking suggestion|
|Day 20 - Heidelberg to Paris/ Paris||Ticket from Heidelberg to Paris (travel time about 3:40 hour)||Peyris Hotel (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Paris Est Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Heidelberg, taxi transfer from your hotel in Heidelberg Old Town to Heidelberg Central Station, 2 Day Hop-on Hop-off City Tour Bus ticket in Paris|
|Day 21 - Paris||no train ticket needed||Peyris Hotel (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Paris Est Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Paris, 2 Day Hop-on Hop-off City Tour Bus ticket|
|Day 22 - Paris to London/ London||Ticket from Paris directly to London (travel time about 2:30 hrs)||Bedford Hotel (or similar if not available) located within 10 walking minutes from London St. Pancras Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Paris|
|Day 23 - London to London Heathrow Airport/ London Heathrow Airport||no train ticket needed||no hotel needed||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in London, Private transfer from your hotel in London to London Heathrow Airport|
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CUSTOMIZED TOUR Dear Michaela, Just a short note to thank you for all the organizing you did for our trip through Eastern Europe. Here is a little feedback. All the trains we caught were comfortable, clean and a pleasant way to travel. We arrived in Dresden and the hotel Pullman Newa was comfortable and close to the station. Walking to the old town was easy and straightforward. The hotel room was comfortable and breakfast was good. The only strange thing was that there was no free wifi available for guests. We arrived in Prague and walked to the Liberty Hotel. So you can advise your clients that walking in itself wasn’t a problem but the cobbled streets made pulling suitcases rather difficult. We caught a taxi back to the station after our stay there. The hotel was a lovely choice and it was close to the old town and many of the attractions. The Royal Park Hotel in Budapest is close to the station. We enjoyed the attractions in Budapest and used the “Hop on Hop off” buses. We arrived in Vienna and found the hotel easily. This was a lovely hotel too. The fact that they “produce “all their own power is amazing. The staff was friendly and helpful. The underground railway system was easy to use and it made getting around very easy. Innsbruck was magnificent and the hotel was lovely and once we had a local map we found it easy to get our bearings. It snowed while we were leaving Innsbruck in the train. Exciting for us coastal dwellers! The trip was lovely. The organization was superb – everything we asked for. We will recommend you and your company to anyone here who needs information and assistance with organizing a holiday in Europe. Thank you once again and please thank Thomas too for all the help you both gave us. Kind regards, – Mario and Ilona B., South Africa
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Our family of 5 completed the 23 day circle tour from June to July. I can't say enough about what a wonderful experience it was. The itinerary was fast-paced, but not overwhelming. We wanted to see as much of Europe as possible on our first trip as a family overseas and this trip did not disappoint. The itinerary was well designed including the choice of cities, length of travel between each city, and the location of hotels. We enjoyed every city on the itinerary and appreciated experiencing the unique traits that each had to offer. Our children's ages were 10-16 and they all greatly appreciated the experience of seeing Europe.
Using to-europe to book all of the hotels and rail travel was a great decision vs. attempting to book rooms at 14 different location and the associated rail travel ourselves. It honestly would have been a nightmare to attempt to book it all myself. The trip went flawlessly. On just one occasion during the trip we had to reach out to the staff at to-europe. Thomas resolved the issue within 10 minutes. Great service! Thank you all so much for such a memorable and enjoyable family experience! - The Smith Family
We just came back home from an excellent tour of Czech republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. This was our second trip with To-Europe and you did not disappoint us. Every thing went super smooth. We started planning almost 2 years before the actual trip. Michaela and Thomas were always gracious and replied to all our questions promptly. Some of my emails were answered immediately as if Michaela was sitting right next to me!! We would definitely recommend you to all. Thank you for all your help and you will hear from us again. Ash from USA
Michaela and Thomas, I would like to thank ToEurope for the perfectly well organized days of my staying throughout central Europe. I absolutely enjoyed my Trip, it was very well organized with good hotels, perfect train timetables, as well as great sightseeing, and also the program gives you free time to enjoy at your own pace. I would recommend ToEurope to anyone who is planning to visit Europe, it is a highly professional company, reliable with good knowledge on its field as an independent Tour Operator... Thank you once again and good luck in your business!