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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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Holiday ideas for Germany & Eastern Europe

Grand Imperial Cities
Small Group
4.5 stars(46 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
13 days from
£2,295 pp
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Zell am See
Small Group
4.4 stars(50 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
2023Jul
9 days from
£1,545 pp
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Harz Mountains & the Rhine Gorge
Small Group
4.5 stars(48 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
10 days from
£1,695 pp
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Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro
Small Group
4.1 stars(18 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
13 days from
£2,795 pp
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Discover Poland
Small Group
2022AugSep
13 days from
£2,595 pp
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Vienna, Salzburg & the Danube
Small Group
4.0 stars(15 reviews)
2022Sep
9 days from
£2,395 pp
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Where to go and what to see

Top 5 destinations

York Minster

 

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

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Top 5 sights

Stonehenge

 

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

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Grand Imperial Cities
Small Group
4.5 stars(46 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
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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5 days from
£895
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Premium Rhine Cruise
4.0 stars(22 reviews)
2022AugSep
2023MayJunJulAugSep
8 days from
£2,095 pp
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8 days from
£2,095
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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
4.5 stars(48 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
10 days from
£1,695 pp
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10 days from
£1,695
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Glacier Express
4.1 stars(14 reviews)
2022AugSep
2023MayJunJulAugSep
12 days from
£3,195 pp
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12 days from
£3,195
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  • DestinationGermany, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Amadeus Queen
4.4 stars(16 reviews)
2022AugSep
2023JunJulAugSep
9 days from
£2,195 pp
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9 days from
£2,195
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro
Small Group
4.1 stars(18 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
13 days from
£2,795 pp
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13 days from
£2,795
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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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Schonbrunn Palace Gardens, Vienna
2022AugSep
2023JunJulAugSep
8 days from
£1,795 pp
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8 days from
£1,795
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportFlight, Cruise
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Discover Poland
Small Group
4.9 stars(7 reviews)
2022AugSep
13 days from
£2,595 pp
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13 days from
£2,595
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  • DestinationGermany, Poland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Neuschwanstein Castle
2.9 stars(7 reviews)
2022AugSep
2023JunJulAugSep
12 days from
£2,795 pp
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£2,795
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Zermatt Matterhorn Mountain
2022Aug
2023Aug
10 days from
£2,695 pp
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10 days from
£2,695
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  • DestinationGermany, Luxembourg, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Cruise, Coach
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Our customers love our Germany & Eastern Europe tours
Harz Mountains and Rhine Gorge
6/Aug
hugh gingell
5 stars
“Excellent and N amazing experience.
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Glacier Express and Rhine Cruise
3/Aug
Helen222
5 stars
“The Glacier Express journey and Gornergrat railway trip in Zermatt both lived up to expectations. Hotel in Zermatt was superb with our balcony overlooking the Matterhorn. The river cruise was very enjoyable with superb food including four course lunches! Excellent, friendly service. The lighter your case the better as there was a lot of switching trains, we both took too much.. There were some unexpected glitches requiring additional coach travel but all was handled competently by our tour guide.
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The Majestic Rhine (Rail and Cruise)
2/Aug
L Miller
5 stars
“Everything from the ship to the crew to the staff was first class. The cruise directors were so friendly and efficient - everything from the food to the service was excellent and the staff were so funny and friendly - I cannot recommend it enough and would certainly travel with great rail journeys again.
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Delights of the Danube (Rail and Cruise)
23/Jul
R Tweed
5 stars
“great journey
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Fairytale Bavaria and Danube Cruise
15/Jul
Richard Newton
5 stars
“Great guides and couriers, wonderful locations and first class accommodation on board the ship.
Collected by Trustpilot
Discover Poland
6/Jul
Leslie Dumbell
5 stars
“The whole two weeks went very well and was action packed just how I like it.Went to three Chopin concerts two being in the open air at the Chopin park and two dancing waters shows. All free and brilliant.
Collected by Trustpilot
Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro
24/Jun
Carol Salmon
5 stars
“Superb tour, stunning scenery and great food.
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Christmas Markets of the Rhine
Dec 22 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
Sep 23 2020
Mr Michael Arnold
5 stars
“Excursions and hotels all very nice, plenty of free time and it was also very warm(!)
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
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