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10 days From £1,299 per person
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2022 Tour code: 22EUS

About the tour

Contrasting Vienna's timeless elegance, Prague's unique charm and Berlin's fascinating history, enjoy the majestic glories of three great Imperial European capitals.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - London & Nuremberg

Meet at our London St Pancras Departure Office and take the Eurostar to Brussels. Continue via Frankfurt to the city of Nuremberg, in the German state of Bavaria. You spend the night here at a local hotel.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 - Vienna

Leaving Nuremberg, you continue to Vienna, Austria's illustrious capital. Enjoy free time after checking into your hotel; maybe take an evening stroll and take in the sights, lights and sounds of the city. Vienna is one of the great European capitals and a city rich in tradition, as well as architectural, artistic and musical heritage. Perched on the banks of the mighty Danube River, it's perhaps most famous for being home to famous classical musicians including Mozart and Beethoven.

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  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Vienna

Get to know Vienna, heading out to explore the historic centre. After seeing the highlights on a guided tour, including the grandiose public buildings of the Ringstrasse and the Baroque Belvedere Palace, you set out to explore at your own pace. There are delights around each corner in Vienna, and an afternoon of relaxed strolling will introduce you to a host of striking architecture, from Habsburg era palaces to extravagant Art Deco buildings. For a look into the city's musical heritage, perhaps visit Mozarthaus, where the legendary composer lived. Tour the apartment where 'The Marriage of Figaro' was composed, admiring the décor, which has been carefully curated to replicate the feel of 18th-century Vienna.

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  • Breakfast
Day 4 - Vienna

You have a free day today. You could visit Schönbrunn Palace, one of Vienna's architectural highlights and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Designed in 1695, the palace is set in hundreds of acres of beautiful gardens filled with striking fountains and statues, as well as one of the world's largest orangeries and a palm house with plants from around the world. The palace was built to rival French Versailles, a fact that's evident in its Baroque beauty. Another option is to take the lift up Danube Tower. With its 492-foot viewing terrace, the tower boasts some incredible panoramic views of Vienna's skyline.

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  • Breakfast
Day 5 - Prague

Take the train to the Imperial city of Prague, where you're introduced to the 'Golden City' on a guided tour. The Czech capital is pleasantly small and compact yet brimming with fantastic sights. You discover the historic Old Town Square, with its cobblestones and surrounding pastel buildings. The square is a feast for the senses; enjoy the tempting scent of local food wafting from nearby cafés and stalls, perhaps be serenaded by a street musician, and admire the artistic statues and fountains. You also see the 14th-century Charles Bridge, a beautiful bridge that separates the two sides of Prague and dates back to 1357.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - Prague

Step back in time on a visit to the medieval Hradcany Castle district, the largest castle complex in Europe. Here you discover one of the city's most recognisable sights, Prague Castle, which serves as the seat of the Czech president and sits on a hill overlooking the city. You also see St Vitus Cathedral, the Basilica of Saint George, the Royal Summer Palace, and the Royal Gardens. Later, you're free to explore Prague at your own pace. Fantastic bars, cafés and restaurants are easy to stumble upon. Perhaps head to a traditional beer house to sample what's regarded by many as some of the world's finest beer.

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  • Breakfast
Day 7 - Berlin

You travel by rail to Berlin, enjoying a scenic journey that sees you winding through the Elbe Valley and an area of dramatic, rocky gorges known as 'Saxon Switzerland'. In Berlin, you check into your hotel for the next three nights. The once-divided German city has a significant place in modern history. Once a symbol of the Cold War, where the infamous Berlin Wall divided East and West Berlin, today Berlin is a thriving modern capital, offering a great blend of historic attractions and cosmopolitan culture.

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  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 - Berlin

You're introduced to the vibrant city of Berlin today on an insightful coach tour,, discovering the unique stories of this remarkable city. You see some of the remains of the Berlin Wall, a poignant reminder of the city's turbulent past. Continuing your tour, you visit the imposing Brandenburg Gate. A spectacular 18th-century neoclassical monument and the city's oldest surviving gate, today it is a symbol of unity in Germany. You're free this afternoon to discover more of Berlin at your own pace.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 9 - Berlin

Today you're free to explore. Perhaps visit the Checkpoint Charlie Museum which details the history of the Berlin Wall. Or, you could visit Potsdam, famed for its palaces and Park Sanssouci - a Baroque flower garden. If you fancy an authentic taste of Berlin, make sure you find the time to sample traditional German sausage. One delicious option is currywurst, a simple but iconic Berlin fast food made of sliced sausage topped with spiced curry ketchup and served with French fries or a bread roll.

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  • Breakfast
Day 10 - Berlin & London

Leaving Berlin by rail, you travel via Cologne to Brussels where you board the Eurostar to London St Pancras.

Includes
  • Breakfast

Additional information

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.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotels

Park Inn Berlin-Alexanderplatz, Berlin

Park Inn Berlin-Alexanderplatz, Berlin

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Diplomat Hotel, Prague

Diplomat Hotel, Prague

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Simm’s Hotel, Vienna

Simm’s Hotel, Vienna

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4.6 stars4.6 / 5 · 33 reviews

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Mr C Harrison

5 stars

Submitted 01 Nov 2019

All aspects within your control were good

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Dr J Cameron

4 stars

Submitted 01 Nov 2019

nothing really bad and nothing absolutely outstanding

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Mr J Martindale

5 stars

Submitted 11 Oct 2019

Brilliantly organised and good value for money

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Mr M Johnson

5 stars

Submitted 04 Oct 2019

Excellent experience, brilliant tour manager, super company to use for your holiday. Well done Rail Discoveries.

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Mr R Ewing

4 stars

Submitted 10 Aug 2019

Lovely holiday good hotels albeit a bit far out of the centree.

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Mr B Edwards

5 stars

Submitted 18 Apr 2019

The tour manager was absolutely first rate. Efficient and helpful. Our guides in Vienna and Prague were both splendid. Ulrike ( Vienna) was knowledgeable and very likable. She took us around the main sites and gave us a mental sketch map of the city which then enabled us to find out way about. Radek ( Prague) was hilarious. Excellent journey about the city and witty commentary. Berlin was efficient. Hotels splendid especially the Diplomat in Prague.

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