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Trip Overview

Beginning in the popular destination of Amsterdam, this nine-day train vacation will give you the opportunity to experience some of the most breathtaking and memorable scenery Europe has to offer. From the canals of Amsterdam to the Cologne Cathedral, Rhine Valley, the city of Munich, the gorgeous Semmering Pass, and the many charms of Vienna, you’re such to make lasting memories. Not to mention, your included sightseeing tours will introduce you to some of the greatest landmarks and attractions.

Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful canals of Amsterdam
  • See the Cologne Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece
  • Experience the majestic Rhine Valley
  • Visit historic Munich
  • Travel through the Semmering Pass, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Get to know regal Vienna

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • All rail and reservations as per itinerary
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Amsterdam with breakfast
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Cologne with breakfast
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Munich with breakfast
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Vienna with breakfast
  • Hop-on, hop-off bus tickets and canal boat ride in Amsterdam
  • Hop-on, hop-off bus tickets in Vienna
  • Flight from Vienna to the UK
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

DAY 1 – AMSTERDAM
Take a direct Eurostar train from London to Amsterdam. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel for a three-night stay. Spend the rest of the day exploring Amsterdam at leisure. There is so much to see, do, and experience! (Overnight in Amsterdam)

DAY 2 - AMSTERDAM
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before spending a second day exploring this cosmopolitan city. Sit and watch the world go by from a café, visit the world-famous Anne Frank Museum, or stroll through the picturesque flower markets. Why not use your included hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour and canal boat ride? Renting a bike is another great way to get around Amsterdam. There are dedicated bike paths throughout the city, or why not speak to us about booking a cycling city tour? (Overnight in Amsterdam) B

DAY 3 – AMSTERDAM TO COLOGNE
Take a direct high-speed train from Amsterdam to Cologne. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel for a two-night stay. Visit Cologne's Chocolate Museum for a tasting, relax in a traditional bar and sample the local specialty beer, or head up to the top of the Cologne Cathedral for fabulous views over the city! Why not spend the afternoon strolling through the narrow, cobbled streets of the old town? (Overnight in Cologne) B

DAY 4 - COLOGNE
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before spending a second day discovering all Cologne has to offer. Visit the wonderful museums such as the Fragrance Museum or marvel at one of the twelve great Romanesque churches in the inner city. Watch the world go by from a café, shop ‘til you drop along Cologne's pedestrianized Schildergasse, or visit Cologne's Town Hall which is one of Germany's oldest town halls, dating back almost 900 years. (Overnight in Cologne) B

DAY 5 – RHINE VALLEY TO MUNICH
Take a relaxing train ride through the gorgeous Rhine Valley to Mannheim. The Rhine Valley features picturesque forested hillsides, terraced vineyards, and idyllic villages. Then, change onto a high-speed ICE train to Munich, Germany. Upon arrival, check into your hotel for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Munich) B

DAY 6 - MUNICH
Munich is the capital of Bavaria with a long and illustrious history. Spend your day exploring the grand avenues, royal palaces, and myriad of museums before heading to a typical Bavarian beer house for an evening drink. (Overnight in Munich) B

DAY 7 – SEMMERING PASS TO VIENNA
Following breakfast, climb aboard a direct train to Graz, then change trains and travel along the winding railway over the Semmering Pass, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, toward Vienna. En route, you’ll experience its tunnels, viaducts and beautiful landscape. Upon arrival in Vienna, check into your hotel for a two-night stay. Stretch your legs with a wander around some of the city's highlights such as the Anchor Clock, the prestigious Opera House and the Hofburg, Vienna's Imperial Palace. Spend the evening indulging in some Austrian cuisine, such as the Wiener Schnitzel and Sachertorte - a delicious chocolate cream cake. (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 8 – VIENNA
Use your included hop-on, hop-off sightseeing city tour to experience the city’s greatest attractions and landmarks. Then, why not catch an opera or concert at Vienna's celebrated buildings dedicated to the world of music. With over 500 concerts a year at Musikverein (Vienna's concert hall) there will surely be something for every taste! (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 9 – YOUR HOLIDAY ENDS IN VIENNA
Following breakfast, check out of your hotel and travel to the airport for your flight back to the UK. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

The hotel boasts 40 sq. meter guest rooms, proximity to a metro train station and a pool alongside the Danube. Enjoy wine or hearty local beer on the terrace at the Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront. Austrian dishes sourced from the river and the sea make regular appearances here.

Das Triest Vienna

Das Triest Hotel in Vienna is a chic design hotel - created by Sir Terence Conran. The hotel's 72 bedrooms and suites are spacious and some have their own terrace or garden. Restaurant Collio serves Italian inspired dishes, or enjoy a cocktail in the Silver Bar. Relax in the hotel's garden or work out in the fitness centre, which also includes a sauna and a solarium. The hotel is in the centre of Vienna, close to Karlsplatz.

Hilton Vienna

Combining a magnificent location in the heart of the city with great amenities and services, Hilton Vienna is the place to stay when visiting the Austrian capital. Walk to all of the main attractions with ease and reach the international airport in only 16 minutes via direct link.

Hilton Vienna Plaza

Experience a part of Vienna’s rich heritage at Hilton Vienna Plaza. With a 1920s Art Deco flair, our unique Vienna hotel offers the perfect combination of historical splendor and modern comfort. We are proudly located on the famous Ringstrasse, home to Vienna's most important sites and architectural masterpieces - the State Opera, Art History Museum, City Hall, the Burgtheater, and Vienna Stock Exchange. Heritage hotel with Art Deco, Golden Era design on the famous Ringstrasse. Decorated with 1,000 art works and Carrara marble floor in lobby.

Hotel Zeitgeist Vienna Hauptbahnhof

Situated just a stone’s throw from Vienna’s main train station, the Hotel Zeitgeist offers the perfect base for exploring the city. The hotel’s 254 rooms all boast modern decor, flat screen TVs and large windows. Guests can dine in ‘Lokal-Café-Bar Pergola’ restaurant, relax in the rooftop sauna, workout with a game of badminton or make use of the fitness suite.

NH Collection Koln Mediapark

Situated in the centre of Cologne, the NH Collection Koln MediaPark is a stylish and modern hotel with excellent transport links nearby. The hotel boasts 217 comfortable rooms, all with spacious bathrooms, rain showers, Nespresso machines and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can relax in the sauna or steam room, or work up a sweat in the fitness area.

InterCityHotel Munich

Situated at the main train station. Highlights: WiFi (free of charge), lavish buffet breakfast, brasserie and wine bar with barbecue and seafood specialties from our show kitchen, FreeCityTicket granting use of local public transport in Munich at no charge. All rooms come with soundproofed windows, flatscreen TV, radio, desk, safe and minibar and air conditioning.

NH Collection Doelen Amsterdam

Built in the 17th century, the NH Collection Amsterdam Doelen is Amsterdam’s oldest hotel! The five star property is nestled on the banks of the Amstel River, and offers recently renovated rooms just a short walk from Dam Square. The hotel’s 81 guest rooms are all well furnished, and feature cable television, air conditioning, minibars and private bathrooms. Guests can rent bikes to explore the city, enjoy a drink on the terrace or make the most of the hotel’s magnificent location, withing walking distance of Leidseplein, Museumplein and Amsterdam Central Railway Station.

NH Museum Quarter Amsterdam

You’ll find the NH Amsterdam Museum Quarter hotel just outside Amsterdam’s center, sandwiched between a scenic canal and the city’s famous Museum Square. We have 163 spacious guest rooms, many of which overlook rows of traditional Amsterdam houses.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.