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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
4.5 stars(50 reviews)
2023MarAprMayJunJul...
13 days from
£2,095 pp
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Zell am See
Small Group
4.3 stars(61 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
9 days from
£1,595 pp
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Harz Mountains & the Rhine Gorge
Small Group
4.4 stars(50 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
10 days from
£1,895 pp
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Discover Poland
Small Group
4.9 stars(10 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
13 days from
£2,795 pp
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Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro
Small Group
4.1 stars(22 reviews)
2023AprMayJunAugSep
13 days from
£2,895 pp
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Vienna, Salzburg & the Danube
Small Group
3.9 stars(16 reviews)
2023MayJunJulSep
9 days from
£2,395 pp
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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
4.5 stars(50 reviews)
2023MarAprMayJunJul...
13 days from
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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The Harz Mountains
4.5 stars(23 reviews)
2023JanFeb
7 days from
£1,295 pp
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Christmas Markets of the Rhine
4.3 stars(17 reviews)
2022Dec
2023Dec
5 days from
£1,045 pp
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Harz Mountains & the Rhine Gorge
Small Group
4.4 stars(50 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
10 days from
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Premium Rhine Cruise
4.2 stars(46 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
8 days from
£1,995 pp
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  • DestinationFrance, Germany, The Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Salzburg
4.4 stars(24 reviews)
2023JunJulAugSep
9 days from
£2,395 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Glacier Express
4.3 stars(18 reviews)
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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13 days from
£2,395
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  • DestinationHungary
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Schonbrunn Palace Gardens, Vienna
4.8 stars(5 reviews)
2023JunJulAugSep
8 days from
£1,895 pp
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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(10 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
13 days from
£2,795 pp
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  • DestinationGermany, Poland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Neuschwanstein Castle
3.6 stars(12 reviews)
2023JunJulAugSep
12 days from
£2,995 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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10 days from
£2,795
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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
Discover Poland
3/Oct
A Robertson
5 stars
“Well organized tour with excellent tour manager. Hotels were of good quality with good breakfast and dinner. Hotel in Krakow was rather long distance from the town center. Local guides were generally good although some gave too much historical information. I had an interesting time and learnt much about Poland. Perhaps publicity should warn future tour members there is a lot of walking?
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Oberammergau and The Castles, Mountains and Lakes of Bavaria
3/Oct
Roland Smithies
5 stars
“Want a stress free holiday, then this is for you. Great Play, great tours, great trains.
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Oberammergau and Austrian Alps
3/Oct
Philip Taylor
5 stars
“Great trip overall. Passion play was fascinating, and the Alps were magnificent. Great organisation led by an excellent tour manager.
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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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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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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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Harz Mountains and Rhine Gorge
6/Aug
hugh gingell
5 stars
“Excellent and N amazing experience.
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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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