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Germany & Eastern Europe

The futuristic design of Berlin's Potzdamer Platz is as dramatic and inspiring as Dresden's picturesque skyline, whose elegant churches have been faithfully restored after the Second World War. Eastern Europe beckons with a fascinating culture and poignant histories.

Rail Tours in Germany & Eastern Europe

The Backbone of Europe

From the contemporary shopping centres of Berlin to the primeval forests of Belarus, the countries of Eastern Europe are diverse in culture, environment and history. Great Rail Journeys tours through Eastern Europe include a selection of holidays to amaze even the most seasoned of travellers. By using the knowledge of local guides we bring out hidden details in famous attractions and unearth a range of sights known only to the natives. Should you wish not to participate in one of our excursions your tour manager will be able to help you find a range of alternative sites and your guide can provide you with a choice of authentic restaurants nearby.

There are 38 tours matching Germany & Eastern Europe

Grand Imperial Cities

Fascinating grand imperial cities and high-speed intercity train journeys showcase the turbulent history of Central Europe. Discover what turned these former Habsburg and Prussian cities into four of Europe's greatest destinations.

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2018MarAprMayJunJulAugSepOct

13 days from £2,095 pp

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Moscow & St Petersburg

Discover the two incredible and powerful cities that have both driven and shaped Russia on this magnificent journey. Starting in Moscow, we visit iconic attractions including the Kremlin and Red Square, before travelling to St Petersburg - a city so rich in history its entire centre is an UNESCO World Heritage site.

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2018MayJulAugSep
2019MayJulAugSep

7 days from £1,695 pp

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5-Star Rhine Cruise

From Amsterdam in Holland, we explore charming medieval wine towns, admire the breathtaking scenery of the Rhine Gorge and then cross into France, exploring charming Strasbourg before ending in the Swiss city of Basel.

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2018MayJunOct
2019MayJunSep

8 days from £1,495 pp

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Black Forest Discovery

Experience the beautiful Black Forest from the popular resort of lakeside Titisee, set amidst lush green meadows and pine-clad hills. A boat cruise and steam train journey through scented woodlands make for a wonderful holiday.

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2018JunSepOct

7 days from £1,215 pp

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Russian Winter Wonderland

Russia is a country awash with proud traditions, centuries of history, unique architecture and fascinating politics - and what better time to discover its two great cities than as it flourishes amidst the flurries of winter snow.

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2019JanFebMar

6 days from £1,395 pp

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Harz Mountains & Rhine Gorge

Discover two of Germany's most picturesque regions on this fantastic two-centre holiday. We explore the halftimbered villages and stunning peaks of the Harz Mountains by heritage railway before visiting the stunning Rhine Gorge, where the legendary Lorelei Rock still casts its spell.

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2018AprMayJunJulAugOct

10 days from £1,315 pp

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Christmas Markets in the Harz Mountains

Christmas Markets in the Harz Mountains

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22 December 2017

It’s the smell of Christmas more than anything. The puzzling fuzz of deep red glühwein, the sharp nostalgic crackle of a lit brazier, and the gentle waft of German incense.

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Oktoberfest and Alternatives

Oktoberfest and Alternatives

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18 October 2017

Munich’s annual Oktoberfest (ironically starting in September) is a hedonist spectacle that sees one of Bavaria’s most popular cities flooded with tourists, eager to sup local beer, and, as we all now know, become raucously drunk.

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Through the ages with the Trans-Siberian Express

Through the ages with the Trans-Siberian Express

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5 October 2017

“I could never have imagined such expanses of unspoilt, natural country without actually seeing it myself, it was like a glimpse into another age, another world, and it made a very strong impression on me. It was strange to be sitting in a train, which is the product of technology — the invention of mankind, and travelling through land so untouched and unspoilt by man and his inventions.”

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