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Vienna, Prague & Berlin

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(Tour code: 18EUS)

Submerge yourself in these cities’ rich history

A wonderful opportunity to savour the majestic glories of three of central Europe's great imperial capitals. Contrast Vienna's elegance with Prague's unique charm and Berlin's history on a ten-day tour by rail.

Highlights
  • City tour of Vienna
  • City tour of Prague
  • City tour of Berlin
  • Optional excursion to Kutná Hora
  • Ringstrasse & Hofburg Palace
  • Schönbrunn Palace
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Vienna, Prague & Berlin 2018Tour Details

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Days 1-2 Eurostar
Eurostar

London to Vienna

Board the Eurostar to Brussels after meeting at the St Pancras Departure Office, continuing on to Nuremburg, via Frankfurt, where you overnight. On Day 2, you travel to the stunning city of Vienna. On arrival in Vienna you embark on a coach and walking tour of Vienna. On it, you view the famed sights of the city, including the Prater. 

For the next two nights, your hotel is the 4* Falkensteiner Hotel Am Schottenfeld, which is conveniently located within walking distance of Vienna's Museum Quarter and the Ringstrasse Boulevard.

Includes:
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Schonbrunn Palace
Schonbrunn Palace

At leisure Vienna

Today you are at leisure in Vienna. Why not visit Schönbrunn Palace? Set in hundreds of acres of beautiful gardens, the elegant palace is one of Vienna's architectural highlights, and boasts of a UNESCO World Heritage status.

Designed by Jean Trehet in 1695, the gardens boast an orangerie, a palm house, which dates back to 1882 and features plants from around the world, and a maze. Alternatively, you could take the lift up the Donauturm, with its 150-metre (492 feet) high viewing terrace, for panoramic views of the city and beyond.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Days 4-5 Prague
Prague

To Prague

Today you set out by train for Prague. Here, you check into the 4* Hotel Diplomat for a threenight stay. With its convenient central location, the Diplomat is the perfect base from which to explore the sights of Prague. The rest of your day is free to relax in this fine city. The historical centre of Prague boasts UNESCO World Heritage status, due to its well-preserved architecture, including the famous astronomical clock, known as the 'Orloj.' Mounted on the oldest part of the 14th century Old Town Hall, this unique clock features the twelve apostles, who appear every hour between 9am and 11pm. Offering architectural history, art galleries and arguably Europe's best beer, Prague is a plentiful paradise for any curious traveller.

On Day 5, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Prague, discovering some of the 'Golden City's' most famous sights, including the medieval Hradcany Castle district - the largest castle complex in Europe - and the historic Old Town Square, as well as Charles Bridge with its striking Baroque statues. Dating back to the 14th century, Charles Bridge is 1,700 feet in length, featuring 16 arches and 30 statues of religious figures. As well as serving as the main pedestrian route between the Old Town and Prague Castle, the bridge offers the city's best views over the Vtlava River.

Includes:
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
Day 6 Hradcany Castle
Hradcany Castle

Day at Leisure

Today is at leisure to further explore Prague or alternatively join the optional excursion to Kutna Hora. Located in the central Bohemian region of the Czech Republic, this beautiful town's historic centre is, along with St Barbara's Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Why not take a guided tour of the cathedral, along with the nearby Ossuary and the former Royal Mint.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Day 7 Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

To Berlin

Leave Prague by rail, bound for Berlin in Germany. The train travels along the scenic valley of the Elbe and through an area of rocky gorges known as 'Saxon Switzerland', an enchanting journey. We arrive in Berlin and spend three nights at the 4* Park Inn Berlin-Alexanderplatz. Situated opposite the television tower on Berlin's famous Alexanderplatz, the Park Inn is known as 'Berlin's highest hotel', due to its 150 metre height, spread over 39 floors. With its excellent proximity to local attractions, the Park Inn is the perfect spot from which to explore Berlin - or, indeed, to experience stunning panoramic views of the city, from the hotel's rooftop terrace.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 8-9 Berlin
Berlin

Berlin

This morning take a guided tour of the oncedivided German capital. Your afternoon, and Day 9, is at leisure to explore Berlin at your own pace, perhaps visiting the famous Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag, or the Checkpoint Charlie Museum with its history of the Berlin Wall. You could also visit Potsdam, a former seat of the Prussian monarchs famed for its magnificent palaces. Known for its beautiful landscape and castles, Potsdam is home to Park Sanssouci, a Baroque flower garden surrounding the elegant Sanssouci Palace. Take in the splendid park and learn the history of King Frederick II, who ruled Prussia from the estate.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Day 10 Eurostar
Eurostar

Berlin to London

Today you say goodbye to mainland Europe, and begin your journey home. After breakfast, you leave Berlin by rail, travelling via Cologne to Brussels. Here, you board the Eurostar service back to St Pancras International, where your tour concludes.

Includes:
  • Breakfast

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our St Pancras Departure Office
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 9 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast each day and 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing tour of Vienna with a local guide including the famous Old Town and Ringtrasse
  • Guided tour of Prague including the Hradcany Castle district and Old Town Square
  • City tour of Berlin including the Reichstag with a local guide

 

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
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