On our Imperial Cities & Paris Rail Circle Tour from/to Paris Charles de Gaulle, you will visit Paris, Cologne, Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich and Heidelberg.
If you have a little more than two 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 $ 479.00 per Person and includes seat reservations! Here you also find everything else that is included: transfers, rail tickets, tours and admissions.
Price per Person
|two sharing a double room||one in a single room||three sharing a triple room|
|US $ 3,159||US $ 4,989||US $ 2,929|
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Day 1 – Arrival in Paris
Start your Imperial Cities & Paris Rail Circle Tour by private transfer from Paris Int. Airport to your hotel in Paris. 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 2 Paris
Your Imperial Cities & Paris Rail Circle 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 3 – Cologne
From Paris North Station you travel by high-speed ICE or Thalys to Cologne, one of the oldest cities in Germany. Travel time to Cologne is a little less than four 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 4 – Berlin
In little less than 4.5 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 5 – 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 6 – 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 7 – 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 8 – 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 9 – 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 10 – 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 11 – 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 12 – 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 13 – 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 14 – 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 15 – 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)!
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 17 – 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 18 – 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 19 – Paris
Today your tour ends. A private transfer will take you to Paris’ Charles De Gaulle Airport.Would you like to download an overview of the 19-Day Imperial Cities & Paris Rail Circle Tour (19R01) 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 - Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to your hotel in Paris/ Paris||no rail tickets needed||Peyris Hotel (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Paris North Station||Private transfer from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to your hotel in Paris, 2 Day Hop-on Hop-off City Tour Bus ticket in Paris|
|Day 2 - Paris||no rail tickets needed||Peyris Hotel (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Paris North Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Paris, 2 Day Hop-on Hop-off City Tour Bus ticket in Paris|
|Day 3 - Paris to Cologne/ Cologne||High-Speed Rail ticket from Paris directly to Cologne (travel time about 3:20 hrs)||Hotel Domspitzen (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Cologne Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Paris|
|Day 4 - Cologne to Berlin/ Berlin||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type - 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|
|Day 5 - 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|
|Day 6 - Berlin to Dresden/ Dresden||Speed Rail 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 7 - Dresden to Prague/ Prague||Speed Rail 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 8 - Prague||no rail 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 9 - Prague to Bratislava/ Bratislava||Speed Rail 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 10 - Bratislava to Budapest/Budapest||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type - 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 11 - Budapest||no rail 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 12 - Budapest to Vienna/ Vienna||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type - 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 13 - 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 14 - Vienna to Salzburg/ Salzburg||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type - 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 15 - Salzburg to Munich/ Munich||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type - 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
|Day 16 - Royal Castles/ Munich||no rail 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 17 - Munich to Heidelberg/ Heidelberg||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type - 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|
|Day 18 - Heidelberg to Paris/ Paris||Rail tickets 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|
|Day 19 - Paris to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport/ Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport||no rail ticket needed||no hotel needed||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Paris, Private transfer from your hotel in Paris to Paris Charles de Gaulle 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 View more
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