Europe Rail Journey Singles Amsterdam to Budapest Rail Tour

ENDS 10 DEC.
Price
$2299 per person
Duration
11 days
Destination
More than 1

SMALL GROUP TOURING Amsterdam to Budapest

Travel through Eastern Europe on this immersive 11-day escorted rail trip. Discover the wonders and see all the highlights of Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Extended stays, walking tours and travelling by train between cities with a small group of like-minded travellers makes this a wonderful way to experience Europe!
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This special deal offers an escorted rail tour showcases the best of Europe in an unforgettable way. Travel from Amsterdam to Budapest via Berlin, Prague and Vienna. Experience the historic highlights and cultural wonders of these great cities on an immersive small group tour.

What's included

Destination
Austria , Czech Republic , Germany , Hungary , Netherlands Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Return Location
Budapest, Hungary
Tour Start Date & Time
April 13, 2023 3:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Rail Travel: Travel in Standard Class with reserved seat selection. Booking Code: AMBUR11M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Daily breakfast
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Professionally guided local tours
  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • Small group tour
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Single Supplement: Solo travellers can share or opt to pay extra to have their own room. Pre & Post Tour Accommodation: We can book hotels for you in Amsterdam and Budapest. Flights: We can arrange international flights to Europe - please request a special airfare quote. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask us for a quote.

Tour overview

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!

 

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Early Bird Sale

Hurry, to get the reduced rate on the below departures you must be book by 10 December 2022.

From $2299 per person – Saves $1000 per person: depart on 13 August or 22 October, 2023

Note: $350 per person deposit is required to confirm the sale price. Prices are subject to change and spaces are limited. Booking conditions apply.

Departs Amsterdam in 2023 & 2024

The lowest price departures are on the following dates:

2023 – 13 April, 13 August, 22 October
2024 – 19 March & 27 May

Note: Departures are subject to confirmation and price may vary depending on your travel date. Please contact us for travel at other times of the year.

Inclusions at a glance

Accommodation

  • 10 nights accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities
  • Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room

Meals

  • 10 breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 4 dinnersVegetarian options available for meals on request

Transport

  • All rail travel throughout your tour with reserved seat selection
  • Standard Class Rail
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)

Special features

  • 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!

 

Budapest, Hungary
Explore stunning cities, like Budapest with its famous Fisherman’s Bastion.
  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
  • DAY 8
  • DAY 9
  • DAY 10
  • DAY 11
DAY 1

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. 

DAY 2

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!

DAY 3

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.

DAY 4

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.

DAY 5

Prague

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!

DAY 6

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!

DAY 7

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. 

DAY 8

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.

DAY 9

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.

DAY 10

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. 

DAY 11

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!

More about Austria

Officially known as the Republic of Austria, there's a lot more to discover about this landlocked European country than schnitzel, strudel and the Sound of Music, but that's still part of the fun. Bordered by the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, you can understand why Austria is so culturally rich. There are a couple of things you might not know about Austrians, like they are the top recyclers in the world, they love their coffee and enjoy a rich coffee house culture, plus, much like Mexico, they celebrate death and there's even a funeral museum in Vienna. From fine arts to classical music and historic monuments, there's much to experience in Austria!

More about Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is located right in the middle of Europe. Traditionally it was segmented into three lands,Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia in the south, and since 2016 it adopted the shortened name of Czechia. It ranks amongst the top ten safest countries in the world to live and happens to have the most castles in Europe. In fact, in the capital city of Prague you'll find the largest ancient castle in the world. Once the seat of power for kings and emperors, today Prague Castle is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic.

More about Germany

Germany is one of the most densely populated counties in the world, but it doesn't feel that way thanks to its forested mountains, magnificent rivers and well-planned cities. Berlin is a vibrant capital with a lively art scene and cafe culture. Munich is renowned for its annual Oktoberfest beer festival and Frankfurt is a fascinating blend of historic buildings and modern skyscrapers. Cruising the mighty Danube River you'll experience the charm of regional villages and rich culture of cities like Cologne and Nuremberg. There's so much to discover about this country that has its own strong personality as well as influences from its nine neighbouring countries.

More about Hungary

The landlocked country of Hungary shares its borders with Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. The capital of Budapest is a great city to explore, with its medieval Castle Hill, Fisherman's Bastion and impressive Parliament Building. It's split by the Danube River and many European river cruises either start of end in Budapest. And if you're wondering, Hungarian goulash really is from Hungary. The tasty soup made from beef and vegetables and flavoured with paprika is known locally as Gulyásleves (gulyás is herdsman and leves is soup in Hungarian); because it originates from a dish cooked by the cattlemen of the Great Hungarian Plain.

More about Netherlands

Think of the Netherlands and immediately tulips, windmills and canal cruises in Amsterdam spring to mind. All this is true, and even more delightful in real life! The capital of Amsterdam is home to the impressive Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. It's a great city to explore by bike, thanks to the extensive bike paths and lack of hills, and for a truly local experience you can try herring from a food cart vendor, but you might want to wash it down with a beer at a historic brewery. Also, if you're wondering whether you should call it 'the Netherlands' or 'Holland', the Netherlands covers the country's 12 provinces, and Holland is an area that consists of two provinces. In January 2020 the Dutch government officially dropped the nickname ‘Holland’ and now refers to itself as The Netherlands.
This special deal offers an escorted rail tour showcases the best of Europe in an unforgettable way. Travel from Amsterdam to Budapest via Berlin, Prague and Vienna. Experience the historic highlights and cultural wonders of these great cities on an immersive small group tour.

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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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Amsterdam to Budapest Rail Tour

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