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Grand Imperial Cities

4.6 stars(33 reviews)
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Four 'must-see' cities on one rail tour

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2021 Tour code: HUC21

About the tour

Discover the culture and history of Europe's grandest cities, Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Berlin. With guided tours, delicious local favours and unique experiences, including a railway run entirely by schoolchildren, this once turbulent region is brought to life as you journey across four countries.


What’s included


NH Collection Berlin Mitte am Checkpoint Charlie

NH Collection Berlin Mitte am Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin

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Continental Hotel, Budapest

Continental Hotel, Budapest

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Vienna House Andel's Prague

Vienna House Andel's Prague, Prague

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Imperial Riding School Renaissance Hotel

Imperial Riding School Renaissance Hotel, Vienna

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The Children's Railway

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4.6 stars4.6 / 5 · 33 reviews

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Ms A Townsend

5 stars

Submitted 11 Oct 2019

Excellent service and value for money. A full action packed tour with lots to see and do. We experienced a problem with the trains one day and our agent was superb dealing with everything in an efficient and professional manner. This is our 5th hol with GRJ and would definitely use them again

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Mr P Dennett

4 stars

Submitted 03 Oct 2019

Continental Hotel in Budapest was not up to standard - Very cramped room. Sticking in the "punting" trip on our way to Berlin was a complete waste of time - why would I want to spend 6 hours sitting on a motor coach. We should have gone straight to Berlin by train and that would mean we'd have arrived at the hotel in good time. Arrived at the Maritim Berlin late to be greeted by a lobby full of conference attendees; our bags NOT in our room and the restaurant closed - total chaos! Every other parts of the tour was 5+.

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4 stars

Submitted 15 Nov 2018

We had a great time. We would liked more free time. Our tours were ok, but I had a hard time understanding the women tour speakers.

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Mr D Storer

5 stars

Submitted 09 Nov 2018

Excellent accommodation, guides and Tour Leader.

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Mrs L Duncombe

5 stars

Submitted 08 Nov 2018

Very enjoyable ,interesting and informative

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Dr C Clipstone

4 stars

Submitted 04 Oct 2018

Everything with the general exception of evening meals was excellent. The evening meals were only average...especially as most were in 4 star hotels. The train carriage from Budapest to Prague was barely third class, especially the bathroom (no door lock, no soap, no paper towels and by the end of the journey no toilet paper. Shocking for first class Brian, the tour manager was excellent - organizing 43 well travelled and independent people was a challenge he met exceptionally well The hotels were generally good. The one in Budapest was in a run down area but was itself good even if the rooms were small. The one in Prague was a tram/underground ride from the center. The Vienna hotel was a standard Renaissance hotel and the bar was expensive (29 euros for two good quality gin and tonics!) In each hotel the breakfasts were of high quality but evening meals, as I said above, were not of the same standard. This is possibly because we were in with all other guests for breakfasts whereas dinners were catered for us specifically. One extra day in Berlin could have been useful and we were rushed to get to see everything.

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