A week around Germany by Rail - Germany 3* Package (7 Nights)
Inclusions and Exclusions
A week in Germany will give you enough time to explore some beautiful regions and fascinating cities around the country. Beer, castles, and Bavarian culture in Munich; castles and the Rhine Valley Scenic Line; famous Cologne cathedral; fascinating culture and maritime history in Hamburg; history, trendy food, and a vibrant nightlife in Berlin.
LAND ONLY PACKAGE INCLUDES:
7 Day 2nd Class Eurail Germany Rail Pass - Unlimited travel on the national rail network of Germany
1 Night accommodation in a standard double room at 3* Harry's House Hotel (or similar) in Munich
1 Night accommodation in a standard double room at 3* Denner Hotel (or similar) in Heidelberg
1 Night accommodation in a standard double room at 4* TRYP by Wyndham Koeln City Centre Hotel (or similar) in Cologne
2 Nights accommodation in a standard double room at 3* Novum Hotel Kronprinz Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (or similar) in Hamburg
2 Nights accommodation in a standard double room at 3* NH Hotel Berlin Potsdamer Platz (or similar) in Berlin
Tips & suggestions:
Munich Airport is 30 minutes from Munich Marienplatz Station. Take the S8 S-Bahn train to reach the town centre (access to the S-Bahn is covered with your pass!)
Take a walking tour of Munich Old Town, drink beer and eat eisbein (pork knuckle) in a traditional beer garden. Find the still surfing wave and relax in the Englischer Garten (a park even bigger than Central Park in NYC) If you have time you could even take a day trip to Fussen to see the famous Neuschwanstein castle, which inspired Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle.
There are direct InterCity and EuroCity trains from Munich to Heidelberg throughout the day. They take approximately 3 hours, and reservations are optional.
Walk the main street, Hauptstrasse, and window shop in the vibrant old town. Explore the ruins of the Heidelberg Castle on the hill, one of the most important Renaissance structures in the area. Relax with the swans on the riverfront, or take a boat cruise along the Neckar River.
There are regular trains from Cologne to Heidelberg that take under 3 hours and don't require a reservation. If time allows, be sure to take the scenic Rhine Valley Line between Mainz and Koblenz - it's on the way to Cologne.
Marvel at the sight of the Cologne Cathedral and a "must" is a visit to Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum, a huge chocolate museum in the heart of Cologne.
There are direct InterCity trains between Cologne and Hamburg that take approximately 4 hours. These trains run approximately every two hours. There are also regular trains throughout the day that require changes.
Experience the city's maritime history at the Port of Hamburg and Warehouse district. Visit Miniatur Wunderland, an entire museum dedicated to a phenomenal model railway. Discover Hamburg's entertainment district, the Reeperbahn - where the Beatles cut their teeth.
There are hourly trains between Hamburg and Berlin that take just over 90 minutes. No reservation is necessary.
Visit the East Side Gallery, an open-air gallery on the largest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall. Take a walking tour from Brandenburg Gate to historically significant sights, then venture to the top of the Reichstag for views over Berlin. Drink a coffee in a third wave café, have a burger and a craft beer in Kreuzberg, and party till dawn at one of Berlin's famous nightclubs.
Flights, airport taxes, visas, medical and travel insurance, meals and drinks, entrance into attractions, seat reservations on trains, items of a personal nature, Covid Tests.
Terms & Conditions
Valid for Fully Vaccinated travellers from South Africa.
Prices are based on a from price, per person sharing, subject to availability and currency fluctuation for international holidays. The exact amount will be confirmed at the time of booking. High season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Group rates available on request. For Standard Terms and Conditions please refer to www.thompsons.co.za. E&OE
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STARTING FROM R11,825 per person sharing
- Reference Nr: PP-TH2930879
- Book By: 19 Nov `21
- Travel Between: 1 Oct `21 - 30 Nov `21
- Departure: Land Only (Excl flights & taxes)