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This trip turns a stunning Europe itinerary into an exciting rail journey, all the way from Amsterdam to Budapest!
Travel through Eastern Europe on this immersive 11-day escorted rail trip. See Berlin’s amazing transformation after its turbulent past and wander the streets of Prague surrounded by the city’s impressive architecture. Enjoy the classical charm of Vienna and relax in the thermal baths of Budapest.
This rail tour covers all the highlights and offers the perfect balance of small group guided touring and free time to explore on your own. From spectacular scenery to rich cultural experiences, discover the best of Eastern Europe!
- Enjoy a three-night stay in Vienna
- Walking tours and free time to experience Berlin, Prague and Budapest
- Visit Dresden, one of Europe’s greatest Baroque cities
- Travelling by train between destinations is a wonderful way to explore Europe!
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Arrive in Amsterdam
Welcome to one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Amsterdam has so much to offer its visitors. From the picturesque canals and bridges to the rich culture, museums and nightlife, it is so easy to fall in love with this exciting city. Tonight’s welcome dinner will allow you to get acquainted with your fellow travellers in the lead-up to an epic rail tour adventure. After dinner, you are free to explore Amsterdam and all it has to offer.
Amsterdam to Berlin
After breakfast, we will make our way to the largest railway station in Amsterdam to start our train journey to Germany. Sit back and soak up the scenery as the landscape transforms as we move into a new country. Upon arrival and after checking into our hotel in Berlin, we will venture out for a guided tour. With such a rich history there is so much to experience including stops at the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie to name a few! Our dinner tonight is at a traditional German beer hall. Prost!
Berlin Free Day
Berlin’s turbulent history has certainly shaped it into what it is today, and this city has history and so much more to offer travellers! With a vibrant art scene and modern landmarks, you will be spoiled for choice with how to spend your free day. Why not visit Museum Island or experience a 360-degree view of the city from the Berlin TV Tower? Another great option is to visit the 1,316 metres long East Side Gallery’s paintings as you stroll along the Berlin Wall. Enjoy some Currywurst for lunch, one of the signature fast food dishes of Berlin.
Berlin - Dresden - Prague
It's Rock and Rail time again as our European train travel continues. Today’s itinerary is jam-packed and we kick things off with a morning visit to Dresden. Take an orientation tour of Dresden where you will see the Dresden Castle and the Frauenkirche with its grand dome before exploring the city on your own. Make your way to Furstenzug and see why Dresden used to be called “the Jewel box” as you walk along the 102-metre long display of porcelain murals. Later on, we continue on to Prague. Tonight we will share a traditional Czech dinner in the country’s capital.
The cobblestoned streets of Prague will be our playground today! Begin the day with a guided tour of the “City of a Hundred Spires”. See the well-preserved castles and cathedrals and fall in love with life again on the dreamy bridges across the Vltava River. Your guide will tell you more about the history of the city and show you sights like Prague Castle and the famous Charles Bridge. This afternoon you will have free time to do exactly as you please. Do as much or as little as your heart desires but whatever you do, be sure to make a memory of it!
Prague - Vienna
Our train tour continues and it is onwards to the capital of Austria today. Intellectuals and artists like Mozart, Beethoven and Freud helped shape the legacy of what is known as Europe’s cultural capital. The guided tour of Vienna will showcase the beauty of this enchanting city. Be charmed by the beautiful architecture of St Stephen’s Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera. Our dinner setting tonight is a triple-level cellar dating back to the Romanesque and Gothic periods!
Vienna Free Day
Continue your exploration in Vienna as today is yours to spend as you see fit. One of the most popular “to do'' options is an in-depth visit to Schonbrunn Palace. The palace offers a look into the history, interests and taste of the Hapsburg rulers as this was their main summer residence. The lavish and extravagant interior of the palace is really something to behold, and the gardens are an enchanting continuation of the lavish palace.
Vienna Free Day
By now you will have ticked off the major travel bucket-list items in Vienna. So today it is time to do as the locals do! Grab a coffee and a slice of Sachertorte or apple strudel. Catch a live classical music performance in one of the main squares and immerse yourself in the local culture. For an extraordinary culinary experience, the Vienna Naschmarkt offers fruit, vegetables, delicacies and many restaurant options; this spot is very popular with locals. Alternatively join the day trip to Ljubljana, the beautiful capital of Slovenia.
Vienna - Budapest
Say auf wiedersehen to Vienna and hello to Hungary as we board our train to the capital city Budapest. An included lunch is first on the menu upon our arrival. Enjoy a typical local Hungarian meal before we venture out to start our walking tour of the city. Learn more about how this city evolved on the banks of the Danube River. Afterwards, enjoy free time to experience the sights and sounds on your own. You are welcome to join us for an optional dinner cruise on the Danube this evening.
Budapest Free Day
Budapest is said to be one of the most photogenic cities in Europe. Architectural wonders like the Parliament Building and a collection of stunning basilicas make for a very dramatic skyline that simply begs to be adored (and photographed of course!). Why not visit one of the city’s thermal baths on your free day? Budapest is known as the City of Spas as over 100 natural thermal springs bubble up beneath the city’s foundations. The Széchenyi Baths in City Park are perhaps the most well known. End the day with a leisurely stroll along the Danube promenade which stretches from the beautiful Chain Bridge to the Elizabeth Bridge - watch the city light up as the sun goes down.
End of tour in Budapest
Our train vacation packages showcase the best of Europe in an unforgettable way and this rail tour is no different! This morning, we come to the end of our 11-day European rail tour from Amsterdam to Budapest. It is time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers and reminisce about your favourite memories. We hope you have enjoyed your adventure!
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My Travel Experience Review
We love a small group tour that has the perfect balance of included activities and free time. In addition to the great accommodation and all the train travel with reserved seats, the tour includes daily breakfasts, a lunch and 4 dinners. Plus a bonus for single travellers, you have the option of paying a supplement if you want your own room. It's the ideal short cut to seeing and discovering more in Eastern Europe in 11 day.
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This tour departs on select dates in 2022. Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability.
Tour start time
The start time listed for this tour is 1:00pm but this is a guide only and will be confirmed by our office.
If you book international flights, you will be advised of your flight details and check-in times when your booking is confirmed.
Important to remember...
The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, sea or river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.
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New bookings on this tour only need to pay AU$210 per person deposit to confirm your tour reservation.
Flexible Booking: Pay 21 Days Before Departure
The due date for the final balance of payment for this tour is reduced to 21 days prior to the departure date. This gives greater flexibility, reduces risk and means you won't lose your money by locking in a great deal early.
No Change Fees
If you do need to alter your booking, until 21 days before departure there will be no change or penalty fees. Changes can include: the tour, departure date, destination and passenger name changes.
How it works
Notify us in writing at least 21 days before your departure if you are unsure about travelling and you will be given the option to keep any monies paid toward the original booking as Future Travel Credit, usable on a tour departing until 31 December 2022.
If you change to a trip or departure that is more expensive than your original booking, you will need to cover the difference in price. If the trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference.
If you wish to make a change with less than 21 days to your departure date, standard Booking Terms & Conditions apply.