This rail tour takes you to the Capital Cities of Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany: the golden City of Prague, Vienna – the City of Music and Berlin – the place to be!
Along the Speed-Rail EuroCity (EC) train line, you will visit the three Imperial Cities Vienna, Prague and Berlin as well as to Dresden, the City of Cultural Treasures!
The rail tour includes unrestricted 2nd-class Rail tickets (see the tableau this is already included in the price of your tour) We can upgrade the tour to first class rail for an extra of US $ 89 per person. This includes seat reservations for the long distance rails. 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 $ 1059||US $ 1,719||US $ 929|
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Day 1 Vienna
By private transfer you will get from Vienna International Airport to your hotel in Vienna. 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 2 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 3 Prague
After breakfast you will take the “RailJet” or the“EuroCity” train from Vienna directly to Prague. Travel time is about 4 hours. Your hotel is in Prague is in walking distance of Prague Central Station. The Old Town of Prague can easily be explored by foot from your hotel. You have all afternoon and evening to see many of the highlights: Karluv Most (Charles Bridge), probably the most beautiful medieval bridge to be found today, the Old Town Square, dominated by the Church of Our Lady of Tyn as well as the Town Hall with its Town Hall Clock (Orloj) which was first installed in 1410. Watch the procession of the twelve Apostles, an hourly event which one should not miss, the Powder Tower (Prasna brana) … and many more!
Day 4 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 5 Dresden
After breakfast the “RailJet” or the “EuroCity” train will take you from Prague directly to Dresden. Your hotel is in walking distance from the rail station. You will enjoy a Hop-on Hop-off City tour of Dresden – the bus will take you to the major sights of the city and the ticket is valid all day. Dresden, the river Elbe and the gently rolling landscape between Saxon Switzerland and Meissen determine the nature in which the city is embedded. The Dresden Elbe valley extends some 18 kilometers along the Elbe river from Ubigau Palace and Ostragehege fields to the Pillnitz Palace and the Elbe River island. The Dresden Elbe valley features a combination of landscape and culture which is crowned by the Pillnitz Palace and the centre of Dresden with its many monuments and parks. Dresden is a modern city with lots of history inside, and as the inhabitants are known for their special charm, every visitor will feel welcome immediately. There are many interesting places to see, such as the Frauenkirche (Church Of Our Lady), the Dresden Zwinger, the Semper Opera House and the Royal Palace, to name just a few. There are magnificent promenades along the river Elbe which wait to be discovered as well as many museums and cultural highlights awaiting the interested visitor.
Day 6 Berlin
By rail you will get from Dresden to Berlin, the last stop of your Vienna, Prague, Berlin vacation package. 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 7 Berlin
You may want to start this day by joining a free English-speaking 2.5 hours walking tour of Berlin (information on how to reserve this tour will be provided) There are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of your Berlin and Potsdam Welcome Card today. However, you are holding the extended version of the Card which also covers public transportation in the greater Berlin area, to Potsdam and to Oranienburg for example. If you are interested in the infamous history during WWII you may want to visit the Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, located just outside of Berlin. The Concentration Camp (“KZ”) in Oranienburg-Sachsenhausen was built as the role-model for many “KZ” in Germany and Central Europe. You will need about half a day for the trip to the Memorial Site (see Day 7 of our History Rail Tour “Fascination and Terror –Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” for more detailed information). Admission to Sachsenhausen is free and public transportation by rail/bus is covered by your Berlin and Potsdam Welcome Card.
Also worth a visit is the city of Potsdam, Capital of the State of Brandenburg. The city was built by the Prussian Kings within a lake area and with its many cultural landmarks, in particular the Palaces of Sanssouci located in midst beautiful parks, the city is definitely worth a visit. Rail to Potsdam as well as public transportation by tram and buses within the city of Potsdam are covered by your Berlin and Potsdam Welcome Card.
When you are back in Berlin: a nice way to see Berlin is by foot. Your tour package includes a suggestion for a free English-speaking walking tour of Berlin as well as walking suggestions for the area around the Brandenburg Gate, in case you would like to discover the city on your own. 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.
Depending on the departure time of your flight take the train to Berlin Tegel Airport at your convenience. Please note that we can add extra nights in Berlin. It is also possible to customize the tour. The tour can also be booked vice versa – from Berlin to Vienna.Would you like to download an overview of the 8 Day Vienna, Prague, Berlin Rail Tour (8R01) 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 - Vienna||unlimited free use of the public transportation system covered by your 48 h Vienna Card||Hotel Schani Wien (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Vienna Central Station||Private transfer to your hotel, 48 h Vienna Card(free use of public transportation system; discounts on many cultural and touristic highlights)|
|Day 2 - Vienna||unlimited free use of the public transportation system covered by your 48 h Vienna Card||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 h Vienna Card (free use of public transportation system; discounts on many cultural and touristic highlights)|
|Day 3 - Vienna to Prague/ Prague||Rail ticket from Vienna directly to Prague (travel time about 4:10 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 4 - 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 5 - Prague to Dresden/ Dresden||Rail ticket from Prague directly to Dresden (travel time about 2:20 hrs)||Pullman Dresden Newa (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Dresden Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Prague, Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus ticket in Dresden (valid all day)|
|Day 6 - Dresden to Berlin/ Berlin||Rail ticket from Dresden directly to Berlin (travel time about 2:00 hrs), unlimited free use of the public transportation system covered by your 72h Berlin and Potsdam Welcome Card||Hotel Amano Grand Central (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Berlin Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Dresden, 72h Berlin and Potsdam Welcome Card (free use of public transportation system; discounts on many cultural and touristic highlights)|
|Day 7 - Berlin||unlimited free use of the public transportation system covered by your 72h Berlin and Potsdam Welcome Card||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, 72h Berlin and Potsdam Welcome Card (free use of public transportation system; discounts on many cultural and touristic highlights)|
|Day 8 - Berlin||public transportation to the airport covered by your 72h Berlin and Potsdam Welcome Card||not 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/to your origin to/from Germany
- all meals other than breakfast (which is included)
- gratuities (tips)
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TThis trip was meticulously put together and at no point were we stranded. We enjoyed the hotels we stayed in - close to all points which required public transportation - and all aspects of travel were beautifully taken care of. Thomas, Micheala and Petra outdid themselves. What was also highly commendable was the fulfillment of pre-trip commitments.Will we use TO-EUROPE again - FOR SURE!!!! Keep up the awesome work.
Tour was round trip ex Dusseldorf and included Berlin, Dresden , Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich , Nuremberg, Rothenburg and Heidelberg. Trouble free tour as a result of great organisation by TO EUROPE . Nothing to worry about , great hotels in easy walk locations. Extras re sightseeing well worth doing.
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Great vacation - went in December to visit all the Christmas Markets. The trip was well planned out and we did not have an issue with transportation or finding the hotels once we got off the trains - very close to the train stations and local transportation at each city.
Our 15 day customized Christmas season tour was perfect. It was our best trip ever. The arrangements were clear. We landed at Munich, printed all our rail tickets and hopped on the train and started our tour. Our hotels were all fantastic and within easy walking distance of the train stations. All directions were perfectly clear. It all exceded expectations, and was basically half the cost of river cruises. We give to-europe our highest recommendation.
Thomas & Michaela thank you so very much for all your professional planning and organizing our trip. We could not have done it without you. You provided us with many memorable moments, our hotels were superb, they were in the right location to the rail stations and of course to the tourists sites we wanted to see. The breakfasts in the hotels were absolutely awesome. Your organized excursions also provided us a wonderful insight to the cities we visited and enjoyed them immensely. We shall tell our friends about you. Thank you once again for a wonderful trip.
Dear Thomas and group, thank you so much for all the effort you all put in to make our trip perfect. All of the hotels were lovely, each one with different unique characteristics, and check-in was easy no matter how early we arrived. The train arrangements were very good. It's the first time we traveled around Europe by train and loved it. We appreciated all the maps, city information, and local vouchers for the trams, etc., in each city, making it so easy to plan our days.As senior citizens we really enjoyed this mode of travel, everything taken care of, and all we had to do is show up in each city and see what it had to offer.So we thank you for providing a unique and special holiday.
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We could not have asked for anything better! The rail passes were waiting for us at the hotel. All the hotels which you arranged met and exceeded our expectations. We appreciated the walking,tour maps of Berlin as well as all the maps from the train stations to the hotels. The breakfasts included were absolutley fabulous! The airport to hotel transfers were on time. All the information we needed was provided by your company. Next time we will get first class rail passes. It was a perfect trip Berlin, Dresden, Prague and Vienna. We will definitely call you again for planning the next trip! thank you!!