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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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Zell am See
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Grand Imperial Cities
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Harz Mountains & the Rhine Gorge
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Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro
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4.2 stars(26 reviews)
2023AprMayJunAugSep
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Discover Poland
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4.8 stars(14 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
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£2,795 pp £2,645 pp
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Vienna, Salzburg & the Danube
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3.6 stars(19 reviews)
2023MayJunJulSep
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£2,395 pp £2,245 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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Premium Rhine Cruise
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4.2 stars(54 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationFrance, Germany, The Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Salzburg
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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The Harz Mountains
4.5 stars(23 reviews)
2023JanFeb
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Christmas Markets of the Rhine
4.3 stars(17 reviews)
2023Dec
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Glacier Express
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  • DestinationGermany, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Grand Imperial Cities
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
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Harz Mountains & the Rhine Gorge
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Budapest Parliament Building
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
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Romantic Road and Bavarian Alps
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Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro
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  • DestinationCroatia, Montenegro, Slovenia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International / London Gatwick
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  • DestinationAustria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow / London Heathrow, St Pancras International
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  • TransportFlight, Rail, Cruise
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Schonbrunn Palace Gardens, Vienna
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
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Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro
25/Oct
K Cleave
5 stars
“We enjoyed the holiday and felt the hotels were very good
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Fairytale Bavaria and Danube Cruise
17/Oct
N Packer
5 stars
“Wonderful holiday, lots of train travel mixed with beautiful villages and towns and excellent cuisine on the cruise ship.
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Delights of the Danube (Fly and Cruise)
15/Oct
Gillian Hollingsworth Morris
5 stars
“It was everything thay was advertised. Great staff, exquisite food, comfy beds, wonderful trips. Lovely evening entertainment. You couldn't do anymore to make this better. Thank you
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Oberammergau and The Castles, Mountains and Lakes of Bavaria
14/Oct
Fiona Maybrey
5 stars
“Brilliant trip despite the weather, only downside was the non staggered seating and lack of a feeling of pilgrimage.
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The Majestic Rhine (Rail and Cruise)
13/Oct
Mr Howells
5 stars
“An excellent rail/cruise. The Tour Guides were extremely helpful and supported the tour without a hitch, The Amadeus boat could not be faulted, and the on-board crew and staff were first rate. The tour was well thought out and it was well worth the trip.
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Grand Imperial Cities
8/Oct
Mrs A O'Brien
5 stars
“Excellent tour - good mix of guided tours and free time to explore on your own. We had a knowledgeable tour manager who was able to advise us on free time activities. Good selection of hotels.
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Imperial Cities and Danube Cruise
2/Oct
J Davies
5 stars
“It was a wonderful experience. The tour managers were excellent - very knowledgeable and organised. The Amadeus Star is a beautiful and comfortable cruise ship with extremely helpful and friendly crew. The food was excellent - and plenty of it. The train journeys were comfortable and the city tours were most informative. For improvement it would be nice to have some more time to discover the cities on our own and do some shopping. One criticism (which I am aware that GRJ probably can do nothing about) is the cramped Eurostar lounge at Brussels station.
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Romantic Road and Bavarian Alps
22/Sep
S Graham
5 stars
“A really enjoyable tour with a very friendly group and an excellent tour manager
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Oberammergau and Lake Garda
16/Sep
Helen McComb
5 stars
“We had the tour of a lifetime. The Passion Play was mesmerising in every aspect, and was the highlight of the tour. Nonetheless, our Lake Garda stay was very memorable with a visit to the stunning city of Verona, followed by a wine tasting and meal at a winery in Valpolicella. A speedboat ride across the southern end of Lake Garda to Isola de Garda proved unmissable with a tour around the estate, gardens and time for canapes and drinks. I already miss the sheer beauty of the mountains in Italy and Bavaria. Our tour group were equally wonderful with our lovely Tour Manager Rosalinde Smith. Thank you for such an unforgettable experience.
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