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Germany & Eastern Europe

Step into the pages of your favourite childhood fairytale book when you explore Germany or Eastern Europe. There is no denying the nostalgic sense of magic evoked as we uncover dreamy Bavarian castles, ancient emerald forests, and pastel-tinged villages. Peppering these enchanting landscapes, forward-thinking cities reveal an abundance of history and culture, blended with Imperial architecture, poignant monuments and lively piazzas.

Between explorations, tuck into some of the most delicious comfort food around; tasty Polish pierogi and hearty Montenegrin stew. Or retire to a traditional beer hall and indulge in a 'stein' of some of the world's best beer.

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.

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Grand Imperial Cities
Small Group
4.7 stars(35 reviews)
2022JunJulAugSepOct
13 days from
£2,295 pp
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Zell am See
Small Group
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4.6 stars(27 reviews)
2022JunJulAugSepOct
2023Jul
9 days from
£1,495 pp
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Harz Mountains & the Rhine Gorge
Small Group
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4.4 stars(36 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSepOct
10 days from
£1,695 pp
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Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro
Small Group
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3.8 stars(13 reviews)
2022MayJunAugSepOct
13 days from
£2,795 pp
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Discover Poland
Small Group
2022JunAugSep
13 days from
£2,595 pp
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Where to go and what to see

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York Minster

 

  • Berlin
  • Prague
  • Vienna
  • Budapest
  • Warsaw
  • Dubrovnik

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Stonehenge

 

  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Neuschwamstein Castle
  • Prague Castle
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Hungarian Parliment Building

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Grand Imperial Cities
Small Group
4.7 stars(35 reviews)
2022JunJulAugSepOct
13 days from
£2,295 pp
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13 days from
£2,295
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Christmas Markets of the Rhine
4.3 stars(17 reviews)
2022Dec
5 days from
£895 pp
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£895
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Premium Rhine Cruise
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2022MayJunJulAugSep
2023MayJunJulAugSep
8 days from
£2,095 pp
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  • DestinationFrance, Germany, The Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Harz Mountains & the Rhine Gorge
Small Group
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4.4 stars(36 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSepOct
10 days from
£1,695 pp
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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8 days from
£2,645
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Glacier Express
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2022MayJunJulAugSep
2023MayJunJulAugSep
12 days from
£3,095 pp
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  • DestinationGermany, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Amadeus Queen
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4.8 stars(6 reviews)
2022JunJulAugSep
2023JunJulAugSep
9 days from
£2,195 pp
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9 days from
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro
Small Group
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3.8 stars(13 reviews)
2022MayJunAugSepOct
13 days from
£2,795 pp
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  • DestinationCroatia, Montenegro, Slovenia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International / London Gatwick
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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13 days from
£2,295
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  • DestinationHungary
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Saxony by Steam
4.6 stars(9 reviews)
2022Jun
8 days from
£1,195 pp
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail
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Schonbrunn Palace Gardens, Vienna
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2022JunJulAugSep
2023JunJulAugSep
8 days from
£1,695 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportFlight, Cruise
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Discover Poland
Small Group
4.8 stars(5 reviews)
2022JunAugSep
13 days from
£2,595 pp
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  • DestinationGermany, Poland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Our customers love our Germany & Eastern Europe tours
Grand Imperial Cities
20/May
David
5 stars
“A great way to have an introduction to these four vibrant cities each with its own characteristics - from the grandeur of Vienna to the splendour of Budapest Parliament building, the beautiful time-warp which is Prague and the vibrant modern city which is Berlin whose main railway station alone is worth the visit! The scenery from the train, apart from that between Prague and Berlin is unremarkable so a bit of a disappointment. In our experience it is a trademark of GRJ that the hotels are all situated within easy walking distance of the city centres. A new, very useful, addition is that the cases are taken separately between hotels which makes getting on and off trains a pleasure. There is a good balance between the organised city tours and free time. Inevitably the traveller is left wanting to return to explore in greater depth. Certainly a tour not to be missed!
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Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro
19/May
Les & Ros Shakespeare
5 stars
“Excellent overview of these 3 countries. Well organised, hotels in great positions and free time to explore just right. Well done Great Rail!
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Christmas Markets of the Rhine
22 Dec 2021
B Vasudaven
5 stars
“Fantastic holiday filled with enjoyable activities, good food and fellowship. Well organised. Very helpful professional staff and crew. Only wish we had checked out a couple of hours later and had a 2 hrs city tour of Cologne on the last day . Very pleased.
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Colditz, Meissen and Saxony by Steam
23 Sep 2020
Mr Michael Arnold
5 stars
“Excursions and hotels all very nice, plenty of free time and it was also very warm(!)
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Harz Mountains and Rhine Gorge
16 Sep 2020
Martin Biswell
5 stars
“Brilliant holiday great places visited but would have preferred to stay in the Herz mountains for whole holiday
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Berlin, Dresden and Prague
22 Oct 2019
Mr M Arnold
5 stars
“The tour manager was brilliant and the group made up of interesting and nice people who geld as a group of travellers. Hotel were very nice and the Eurostar was a great experience as was the German rail network.
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Discover Poland
28 Sep 2018
Mr D Milne
5 stars
“A very well managed tour to an interesting country that we had not visited before
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Delights of the Danube (Rail and Cruise)
18 Jun 2018
Mr J Rowse
5 stars
“The holiday was very good, visiting Berlin and Prague before boarding the Amadeus Brilliant which was excellent. Accommodation and food on board also excellent, a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.
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The Harz Mountains in Winter
29/Mar
Richard from Berkshire
4 stars
“If you like Steam Trains and Snow this is an amazing trip. Many Steam Train trips. But Clip on studs that go over your shoes ie 'Crampons' should have been recommended for the top of 'The Brocken' as it can be treacherously icy. We saw many falls. The surrounding towns has some wonderful buildings and appears almost desolate. Very little is in English so you may need to rely on a guide, especially in restaurants. The escort was wonderfully organised and most necessary, especially with organisation and signage as despite what we think the train services in Europe are not too different to ours regarding efficiency and sometimes very much worse. Also having a central point/hotel in Wernigerode from which to explore the area meant we only had to unpack once to enjoy all the different trips. Being old we were surprised to find we could manage much of what was available to see and the guide took care to ensure we were catered for. You can very much imagine it was still part of Eastern Germany when it was controlled by Russia. Strongly recommended. Without a professional guide we would have missed a lot.
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