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Germany enjoys one of Europe's most advanced, efficient and reliable rail networks. Whether you're heading to an exciting city such as Berlin, Hamburg, Koblenz or Cologne, intent on discovering the natural beauty, medieval towns and rich cultural heritage of Bavaria or keen to experience the splendour of the Rhine Valley, German trains will get you there.

Sit back, relax in your seat and watch from your train window as Germany's beautiful and varied landscapes unfold before you. On a German rail tour, the journey is often as rewarding as the destination.

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Grand Imperial Cities
Small Group
4.5 stars(47 reviews)
2023MarAprMayJunAug...
13 days from
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail
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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)
2022Dec
2023Dec
5 days from
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  • DestinationGermany
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  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Harz Mountains & the Rhine Gorge
Small Group
4.4 stars(50 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
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Premium Rhine Cruise
4.2 stars(45 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationFrance, Germany, The Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Salzburg
4.4 stars(23 reviews)
2023JunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Glacier Express
4.3 stars(18 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationGermany, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Grand Alpine Explorer
Small Group
4.6 stars(9 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International / London Heathrow
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Schonbrunn Palace Gardens, Vienna
4.8 stars(5 reviews)
2023JunJulAugSep
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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(8 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationGermany, Poland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Neuschwanstein Castle
3.5 stars(11 reviews)
2023JunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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10 days from
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  • DestinationGermany, Luxembourg, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Discover Poland
28/Sep
Fred
5 stars
“Poland is a great place to visit. Interesting sights to see with a lot of history. The people are lovely. Most of the youngers speak English.
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Delights of the Danube (Fly and Cruise)
28/Sep
Stuart Moss
5 stars
“Exceptional trip. Very big thank you to Tour Manager Rob, nothing was to much trouble. We’ll organised , professional and a lovely man. The boat was beautiful , the staff couldn’t have worked harder or been nicer. We throughly enjoyed all aspects of the holiday.
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Imperial Cities and Danube Cruise
27/Sep
David
5 stars
“Helpful friendly crew, excellent food and entertainment on board, and an interesting and exciting programme of city tours.
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Fairytale Bavaria and Danube Cruise
26/Sep
William Honeyford
5 stars
“First class trip.
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The Majestic Rhine (Rail and Cruise)
25/Sep
J Bird
5 stars
“Wonderful cruise Excellent service from the crew Dinner service was a little slow but the food was worth the wait
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Grand Imperial Cities
25/Sep
Mr Russell Hodgson
5 stars
“The tour was great fun, seeing and experiencing new cities with a great group of people. The tour group was only 22 people, including the tour manager, and this made the tour more enjoyable. The cities we visited were impressive and we were enjoyed having plenty of free time to explore on out own. There were a few hitches with the running of some trains but our tour manager did a great job of sorting things out and this all added to the adventure!
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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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Grand Alpine Explorer
8/Sep
Ian Rowe
5 stars
“Leaving by Eurostar remains a pleasure compared to a busy airport. First class rail travel between centres worked well. Good to excellent hotels en route. Affable small group and our friendly tour guide kept everything moving to schedule. Stunning locations.
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Exploring Germany with Great Rail Journeys

Great Rail Journeys creates every rail tour in Germany with care in order to ensure that our customers enjoy not only a wonderful travel experience with us but also obtain outstanding value for money.

The price of each of our Germany rail holidays includes all transport, a programme of excursions and activities that are designed to showcase the highlights of each destination we visit, accommodation and, where appropriate, selected meals. Some of our holidays, such as The Majestic Rhine and The Classic Danube, incorporate superb river cruises which provide our customers with an entirely new perspective on some of Germany's most stunning scenery.

 

 

Our itineraries also include free time, allowing our customers to further explore a destination at their own pace, arrange further enjoyable experiences or simply relax.

Our choice of overnight accommodation is based upon the convenience of location, quality, comfort, the range of facilities provided and, of course, value. Often we will choose friendly family-run hotels that offer guests a more personal service and an informal atmosphere.

For complete peace of mind, customers are accompanied on their rail tour of Germany by one of our experienced and knowledgeable Tour Managers. On hand to answer questions and provide assistance, advice and information, the Tour Manager's role is to enable our customers to enjoy a memorable and worry-free trip.

Popular Tourist Destinations

From the magnificent snow-capped Alps that line southern Germany's border with Austria to the wide and pristine white sandy beaches that fringe the Baltic Sea at its northern tip, Germany possesses every kind of terrain and many areas of outstanding natural beauty. Unforgettable destinations include the Black Forest's fairy-tale inspiring expanse of dense evergreens and fir trees in which the mighty River Danube rises, the UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge; a valley carved through slate rock by the river and which is renowned for its abundance of ancient castles and vineyards, and the Harz Mountains which offer a beguiling landscape of rugged peaks, wooded valleys, crystal lakes and waterfalls at the heart of Germany.

 

 

 

The Efficient German Rail Network

Train travel in Germany is excellent as trains are generally clean and well-maintained, whilst a typically German efficiency ensures punctuality; DeutscheBahn, the operator of Germany's national rail network reports that ninety percent of its trains arrive within five minutes of their scheduled time.

In the majority of Germany's towns and cities the railway station is conveniently situated toward the centre, providing quick and easy access to a destination's attractions and places of interest.

On some rural routes or those less frequented by passengers, services referred to as 'taxi trains' or 'rail buses' operate on a 'stop by request' basis in much the same way that a bus does.

German Trains

Discover the fantastic railways of Germany. It should come as no surprise that we love railways and we know many of you do too! That's why our tours feature some of the most iconic railways and trains on the continent.

Germany's Climate

As with many western European countries, Germany's climate is generally temperate and extreme temperatures, either hot or cold, are rare. Rainfall can occur at any time of year although in winter, eastern Germany, where temperatures are generally lower than in the west of the country, is more likely to experience snow.

Bavaria, in the south, has a typically Alpine climate and is a popular destination with skiers and snow-sports enthusiasts in winter. German summers tend to be warm and sunny with temperatures falling between 20°C and 30°C although rainfall increases slightly during June, July and August.

German Cuisine

Aspects of Germany's cuisine, such as the Black Forest Gateau, pork schnitzel and apfelstrudel (apple strudel) have gained popularity worldwide, but visitors on our tours will find many more specialities to enjoy. Wurst (sausage) is extremely popular; the country produces more than fifteen hundred different types, with individual regions producing their own unique variations. These are typically served with sauerkraut: finely shredded and fermented cabbage. Pork is the preferred meat and schweinshaxe - a pork hock served either roasted or boiled - is found on many German menus. Bread, of which there are more than six hundred varieties, and potatoes are both staples of German cuisine. Germany is also famous for its beer and produces a wide range of styles with pilsner, lager, weizen (wheat beer) and schwarzbier (black beer) among the most popular.

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