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Trip Overview

Who doesn’t dream of going on the perfect European holiday? This nine-day rail journey out of Edinburgh will take you on multiple high-speed trains through four of Europe’s most intriguing capital cities: Berlin, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. Experience Berlin’s most iconic, camera-friendly moments and attractions, the gorgeous spires and buildings of Prague, old-world cafés and Hapsburg-era architecture in Vienna, and an authentic sense of place in Budapest.

Highlights

  • Explore four capital cities in one holiday
  • Travel in style with high-speed journeys between cities
  • Discover historic landmarks and a vibrant city life in Berlin
  • See Prague's medieval architecture and patchwork of cobbled streets
  • Stroll along pedestrian-only streets and marvel at architecture in Vienna
  • Soak in Budapest's natural thermal baths

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Flight from Edinburgh to Berlin
  • Rail travel as specified in the itinerary in first class
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Berlin
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Prague
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Vienna
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Budapest
  • Flight from Budapest to Edinburgh
  • Entrance to the Brandenburg Gate Museum
  • Discover Berlin walking tour
  • Hop-on, hop-off Tour in Prague
  • Vienna Pass, including hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Danube river cruise with drinks
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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.

DAILY ITINERARY:

DAY 1 - EDINBURGH TO BERLIN
Welcome to Berlin! When you arrive, check into your hotel for an overnight stay and spend the rest of your evening getting settled. Berlin’s eclectic combination of history, culture, and gorgeous sights are yours to explore. (Overnight in Berlin) B

DAY 2 - BERLIN
Explore Berlin at your own pace today, being sure to visit the vibrant fragments of the Berlin Wall at the East Side Gallery and the exquisite architecture of the Brandenburg Gate. Your included walking tour will prove to be the perfect introduction to the city as you discover landmarks and monuments with the commentary of an experienced guide. Your holiday also includes access to the Brandenburg Gate Museum in the center of the city. (Overnight in Berlin) B

DAY 3 - BERLIN TO PRAGUE
Check out of the hotel after breakfast and make your way to Berlin's magnificent Hauptbahnhof station. Catch the train directly to Prague, checking in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Prague is known as the “City of a Hundred Spires” thanks to its steeple-woven cityscape, and you will find plenty of historic buildings to discover along the winding, cobbled streets. Spend the rest of the day getting your bearings in the Czech capital, perhaps heading to the Old Town for a traditional dinner. (Overnight in Prague) B

DAY 4 - PRAGUE
After this morning’s breakfast, spend a full day exploring Prague using your hop-on, hop-off pass. Marvel at the baroque St Nicholas Church, with its pure white frontage and stunning frescoes lining its interior, explore the quaint medieval lanes of the Castle Complex, and stroll by the meandering Vltava River. Cross the grand Charles Bridge, an iconic landmark from the 14th century, and admire the views from St. Vitus Cathedral. (Overnight in Prague) B

DAY 5 - PRAGUE TO VIENNA
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel in Prague this morning before checking out and catching the train directly to Vienna. On arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in for a two-night stay. Set out and explore the Austrian capital, famous for its opulent Opera House and grandiose architecture. Relax and indulge in the city's famed café culture, or perhaps tuck into a slice of Sachertorte, the city's famous chocolate cake. (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 6 - VIENNA
Spend a full day at leisure in Vienna! Your hop-on hop-off bus tour tickets will help you put together a wonderful itinerary, completely tailored to you, and your Vienna Pass will give you access to over 60 attractions across the city - together they're the perfect combination. Explore the Danube Tower, House of Music, Schönbrunn Palace and Schönbrunner Panorama Train, or visit the famous Tiergarten Schönbrunn (Vienna Zoo). (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 7 - VIENNA TO BUDAPEST
Depart Vienna after breakfast this morning, catching a direct, high speed train through to Budapest. On arrival in the Hungarian capital, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Budapest is growing in popularity recently, and strolling along the banks of the sparkling Danube past extravagant, historic architecture it isn't hard to see why. Bisected by the Danube into Buda and Pest, be sure to cross the connecting 19th-century Chain Bridge in the evening to see both sides wonderfully illuminated at dusk. (Overnight in Budapest) B

DAY 8 - BUDAPEST
Spend the whole day exploring everything that Budapest has to offer. The city enjoys a unique geography atop thermal hot springs, which has resulted in a rich selection of baths across the city. The largest, and perhaps grandest, of these are the sunny yellow Széchenyi Medicinal Baths, complete with both indoor and outdoor pools or tranquil water to relax in. Explore the huge Hungarian art collection in Buda Castle, or discover the famous Hungarian Parliament Building, the largest of its kind in the world. Come the evening, relax with a glass of fizz on a river cruise down the gleaming Danube - a true bucket list experience. (Overnight in Budapest) B

DAY 9 - BUDAPEST TO EDINBURGH
Enjoy the last breakfast of your holiday today before checking out of your hotel and making your way to Budapest airport for a flight back to the Edinburgh. B

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

DISCLAIMER:

Prices are 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.

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.

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 Prague City

On the fringe of Prague’s historic centre, the NH Prague offers unparalleled views over the city. The property is set in two separate buildings, connected by a cog railway, and boasts 440 rooms complete with air conditioning, flat screen TVs and tea and coffee service. Guests can relax on the hotel’s terrace, which overlooks the whole city, or unwind in the bar after a long day of sightseeing. The NH Prague features steam bath and sauna facilities and a fitness centre, while a jogging path, tennis courts and playgrounds for the kids are just a stone’s throw away.

The Grand Mark Prague

The Grand Mark Prague is a luxury hotel situated in a residential palace dating back to the 17th century. The hotel has 75 rooms which have a combination of tradition and modern design. The hotel also has a spa, wellness centre, restaurant, and 1800 m² garden where you can relax after a busy day enjoying all Prague has to offer. The Grand Mark Prague is centrally located and is within walking distance to the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge or Wenceslas Square.

IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Right on the doorstep to the main train station, the IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof is just a few short steps away from the city and everything it has to offer in terms of shopping and entertainment. Berlin's hotspots are easy to reach on foot: Federal Chancellery (approx. 6 minutes), Brandenburg Gate (approx. 20 minutes), Potsdamer Platz (approx. 30 minutes).

InterCityHotel Berlin Ostbahnhof

The IntercityHotel Ostbahnhof is conveniently located in Berlin next to the Ostbahnhof train station. The Spree River is within easy walking distance (approx. 5 min), and the Mercedes-Benz Arena is only about 9 minutes away. Using public transport, the Brandenburger Gate and Berlin Mitte can be easily reached in approx. 15 minutes.

Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz

The tallest hotel in Berlin, the Park Inn by Radisson in Mitte, combines stunning views with an unrivaled location. Close to iconic landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate, it’s also well placed for visiting the Berlin Congress Center, 100 meters away.

Continental Hotel Budapest

The 4-star Continental Hotel in Budapest is located in the downtown area of the city. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, indoor and outdoor pool, jacuzzi and spa. Rooms are decorated in an art deco style and feature individually controlled air conditioning, a telephone, television, minibar, safe and hairdryer.

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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.

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