From Rome via Venice, Innsbruck, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg and Prague to Berlin, this Rail Tour covers many of the sights in Central Europe.
This beautiful vacation package includes second class Rail (for just US $ 329 per person the tour can be upgraded to 1st-class which also includes the fees for specific seat reservations on long distance rail) as well as excellent rated hotels (see the tableau this is already included in the price of your tour). 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 $ 2,289||US $ 3,539||US $ 2,049|
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Day 1 – Rome
Depending on your arrival time in Rome, you may have free time for sightseeing in Rome City Center, where your hotel is located. From there many of the major sights in the City are within walking distance. Visit the Spanish Steps at Piazza di Spagna, the Piazza Navona with its many baroque attractions by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini, the Trevi Fountain and many more.
Day 2 – Rome
Today we recommend to take a free English-speaking walking tour of Rome. The information about the tours taking place in the morning and in the afternoon will be provided in your tour package. The morning tour which covers the Colosseum will give you an overall impression of some of the most significant sights. Besides the Colosseum you will also visit the world famous Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum and the Imperial Forum. Along the afternoon tour which covers the Vatican you will have the opportunity to see what is considered to be the best of Rome: the Pantheon, originally a Roman temple dedicated to all gods, then transformed into a Church which houses the tomb of Italian Sovereigns and of Raphael, the great painter of the Renaissance. You will visit Piazza Navona, with the famous and wonderful fountain of Bernini, the pride of Roman Baroque. The tour ends at Castel Sant’Angelo, overlooking Saint Peter’s Square and Saint Peter’s Dome in the Vatican State. After the tours you may want to return back to the Piazza Navona, the beautiful piazza with the three different fountains. Here you will find many restaurants with outside tables – a very nice place for your dinner.
Day 3 – Venice
Take the rail from Rome directly to Venice. Your hotel is in walking distance from the rail station. You have all afternoon and evening to see many of the highlights: the Rialto Bridge which is the oldest bridge across the Grand Canal in Venice, St. Mark´s Square the principal public square of Venice, the Doge´s Palace one of the main landmarks of Venice… and many more!
One of the best ways to see the highly pedestrianized city of Venice is by foot, where most of the top attractions are easily within walking distance. Enjoy a free English speaking walking tour (information will be provided in your tour information) and see some of the most famous landmarks: St. Mark’s Square, Marco Polo’s House, the Cannareggio District and much more. You’ll walk through history – from the city’s beginnings as a maritime power to the modern day sightseeing Mecca Venice has become.
Day 4 – Innsbruck
Speed rail will take you from Venice to Innsbruck in Austria – Capital of Tyrol. You will be able to enjoy a very scenic train ride since the train will take you right through the Alp Mountains – passing Rosenheim and Kufstein. Innsbruck is known as the “Capital of the Alps“. From Innsbruck Central Station it is just about a 10 minute walk to the Old Town where you find one of the highlights of Innsbruck: the “Goldenes Dachl“ (golden roof). Most of the sights are on the right bank of the River Inn, from which the town takes its name. Innsbruck’s boulevard and central pedestrian area is “Maria-Theresien-Strasse” which offers a nice street view with the mountains seen in the back. The oldest part of town, the Altstadt, is a small area between the river and the semi-circle of road known as the Graben (now a street, but once the route of the old moat that surrounded this part of town). Delivery vehicles are allowed down the cobbled streets at certain times of day, but otherwise pedestrians can wander around uninterrupted. A good orientation point is the Sprungstadion ski jump – built in 1964 for the winter Olympics – that sticks up rather incongruously on the southern side of town.
Day 5 – Munich
Munich, the Capital of Bavaria, is your next destination along your Rome to Berlin Rail Tour. Munich Central Station is less than two hours from Innsbruck. Munich is famous throughout the world for the Oktoberfest but also for its location, close to scenic lakes and to the Alp Mountains. Your hotel is located in walking distance to Munich Central Station.
Where to begin when one wants to name places to see and things to do in this extraordinary city … which like few others combines modern life with lively history? There is Munich’s old town where 850 years of history are showing off, there is the Marienplatz (Marien Square) where three times each day thousands of people are spell bound when the world famous Glockenspiel (carillon) starts it’s beautiful song. Visit and marvel at the Frauenkirche, the town’s landmark; do not miss the Hofbrauhaus and find out why the Munchner (inhabitants of Munich) don’t want to miss out on their “Brotzeit” (a meal or snack consisting of bread, cold cuts, cheese and so on, usually enjoyed between breakfast and lunch). Visit the Residence, Nymphenburg Palace and Park, Hall of Fame and all the other sights in Munich which are included in your comprehensive sightseeing package. Many guests ask us about the option to visit Dachau Memorial Site which is located just outside of Munich. This can also be arranged for that day if you contact is in advance and let us know.
Day 6 – Escorted Coach Tour to the Royal Castles
Your all-day escorted coach tour will first take you to Oberammergau for a photo stop. The coach will then take you to Linderhof Palace, the “Royal Villa” of Ludwig II. Visit this beautiful furnished castle and the park. Admission to Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein Castle is included in the price of the tour. The picture of Neuschwanstein is probably present in everybody’s mind but certainly for those traveling to Germany. Be prepared that reality will surpass all pictures and imaginations. Neuschwanstein seems to be taken out of a fairy tale! Seeing the castle from the outside is unforgettable, a tour of the interior, which was originally built for one famous inhabitant, will make the picture perfect! But 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! PLEASE NOTE: if you have been on the escorted coach tour to the Royal Castles before it is also possible to change this to a different tour from Munich.
Day 7 – Salzburg
In about 1 hours and 50 minutes the high-speed “Rail Jet” (RJ) will take you from Munich to Salzburg. 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! 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 8 – Vienna
In about 2 hours and 40 minutes the high-speed “Rail Jet” (RJ) will take you throughout Austria, from Salzburg to Vienna located in the east of Austria, close to the borders to Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. The price of your 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 9 – 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 10 – Prague
After breakfast you will take the train from Vienna to Prague. Travel time is about four 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 11 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 12 Berlin
By rail you will travel from Prague to Berlin, the last stop along your Rome to Berlin vacation package. Travel time is about 4.5 hours. Berlin, 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 72 hour Berlin and Potsdam 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 13 Berlin
On your second day in Berlin your 72 hour Berlin and Potsdam 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 14 Berlin Tegel Airport
Today your tour ends after breakfast. Your 72 hour Berlin and Potsdam Welcome Card will still be valid for the entire day. Depending on the departure time of your flight take the public train/bus to Berlin Airport at your convenience. Please note that this tour can also be booked vice versa, from Berlin to Rome!Would you like to download an overview of the 14 Day Rome to Berlin Rail Tour (14R02) as a pdf to print it out or to forward it to a friend? Please download it right here:
This is already included in the price of your tour
|Day 1 - Rome||no rail ticket needed||Hotel Napoleon (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Rome Central Station|
|Day 2 - Rome||no rail ticket needed||Hotel Napoleon (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Rome Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Rome|
|Day 3 - Rome to Venice/ Venice||Restricted ticket (your rail ticket is restricted to a specific train and time) from Rome to Venice (travel time about 3:45 hrs)||Hotel Abazzia (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Venice Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Rome, free english speaking walking tour thru Venice|
|Day 4 - Venice to Innsbruck/ Innsbruck||Speed Rail Ticket from Venice directly to Innsbruck (travel time about 4:40 hrs)||Hotel Innsbruck (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Innsbruck Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Venice|
|Day 5 - Innsbruck to Munich/ Munich||Speed Rail Ticket from Innsbruck directly to Munich (travel time about 1:50 hrs)||King´s Hotel Center (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Munich Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Venice, 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 6 - Royal Castles/ Munich||no rail ticket needed||King´s Hotel Center (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 7 - Munich 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 1:30 hrs)||Mozart Hotel (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Salzburg Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Munich, 4hr Sound of Music Tour|
|Day 8 - Salzburg to Vienna/ Vienna||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type - also valid for High-Speed "Rail-Jet" trains) from Salzburg directly to Vienna (travel time about 2:25 hrs), 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 Salzburg, 48hrs Vienna Card|
|Day 9 - 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, 48hrs Vienna Card|
|Day 10 - Vienna to Prague/ Prague||Rail ticket from Vienna directly to Prague (travel time about 4 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 Vienna|
|Day 11 - 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, option to join a free english-speaking walking tour thru Prague|
|Day 12 - Prague to Berlin/ Berlin||Rail ticket from Prague directly to Berlin (travel time about 4:30 hrs), Ticket for unlimited free use of the public transportation system (buses, trams, subways) within Berlin||Amano Grand Central (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Berlin Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Prague, 72h Berlin and Potsdam Welcome Card (free use of public transportation system; discounts on many cultural and touristic highlights)|
|Day 13 - Berlin||Ticket for unlimited free use of the public transportation system (buses, trams, subways) within Berlin||Amano Grand Central (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Berlin Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Berlin, 72h Berlin and Potsdam Welcome Card (free use of public transportation system; discounts on many cultural and touristic highlights)|
|Day 14 - Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport/ Berlin Tegel Airport||Ticket for unlimited free use of the public transportation system (buses, trams, subways) within Berlin||no hotel needed||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Berlin, 72h Berlin and Potsdam Welcome Card (free use of public transportation system; discounts on many cultural and touristic highlights)|
The tour package we provide includes a day by day itinerary as well as all tickets, vouchers and information necessary to enjoy a great independent tour. It also contains general information about the cities you visit which you can downloaded from our website once your tour is confirmed.
This is not included in the price of your tour
- Airfare from your origin to Rome International Airport / from Berlin Tegel Airport to your origin
- all meals other than breakfast (which is included)
- gratuities (tips)
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