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Take the train to Cologne on the River Rhine and then continue to the German capital with this great six-night holiday. Spend three nights in Cologne with time to discover the city's famous cathedral and explore along the Rhine, and then take the train through Germany to Berlin. Here you have three additional days to visit world-class museums, take in some shopping or learn more about European 20th century history.

Highlights

  • Travel by comfortable, high speed trains through Germany
  • Explore the iconic Dom Cathedral overlooking Cologne
  • See the sights of Cologne from the water with a boat cruise along the River Rhine
  • Discover a wide range of restaurants serving international cuisine in Berlin
  • Learn of the fascinating history of the Berlin Wall and visit the only remaining sections still standing in the city

Package includes:

  • Eurostar to Brussels and onward rail travel throughout your trip
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Cologne
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Berlin
  • Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Rhine River Cruise
  • Discover Potsdam walking tour
  • Flight from Berlin to the UK (rail option available)
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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 - UK TO COLOGNE
Travel by Eurostar to Brussels and then speed through the French and German countryside aboard an ICE train to Cologne. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Settle into your hotel and then head out for your first evening in this historic Rhineland city. (Overnight in Cologne)

DAY 2 - COLOGNE
Explore the best of Cologne on your narrated, hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Visit many of Cologne’s top attractions — like Cologne Cathedral and Cologne City Hall, plus visit the Old Town district, bustling Roncalliplatz, the historic Alter Markt square and much more. Select the 1-day pass, then board at any of the 16 stops and get to know this landmark of High Gothic architecture in customized fashion. A one-hour Rhine River sightseeing cruise is also included. (Overnight in Cologne) B

DAY 3 - COLOGNE TO BERLIN
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel and then spend another morning exploring Cologne. Make your way to the train station and take the high-speed German ICE train to Berlin. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Once settled, perhaps treat yourself to a meal at the revolving restaurant at the one of the newer landmarks of Berlin, the Alexanderplatz TV Tower. (Overnight in Berlin) B

DAY 4 - BERLIN
Discover the city of Potsdam, once home to Prussian kings and the German Kaiser, on a 6-hour walking tour from Berlin. See how royalty left its mark on the city's streets as you wander past Cecilienhof Palace, King Frederick William II’s Marble Palace, the Dutch quarter, and the UNESCO-listed Sanssouci Palace and Gardens. Stop for lunch (own expense) in the city center, learn the regal history behind each site that you pass, and return to your original departure point in Berlin when your tour concludes. (Overnight in Berlin) B

DAY 5 - BERLIN TO UK
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and make your way to the airport for your flight back to the UK. If you prefer to return to the UK by train, travelling from Berlin to Brussels via Cologne, and then transferring onto the Eurostar back to the UK, one of our Rail Specialists will be happy to provide you with additional information. 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.

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 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.

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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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