The Hungaria

The Hungaria

Our new tour through central Europe celebrates one of the longest-running international express train services, the Hungaria, which has served the route from Berlin to Budapest since 1960. Comfortable and nostalgic, we have split the journey into bite-sized pieces to enjoy Berlin, Prague and Budapest, all intriguing cities, whilst our route covers great scenery too, plus a stay in historic Nuremberg.

11 Days From £1795

 

DEPARTS

Thursday 11 October 2018

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience Wuppertal’s ‘dingle-dangle railway’

  • Tour Berlin, a city with a unique history

  • Nostalgic journeys on the ‘Hungaria’ express train

  • Relax in your seat through Saxon Switzerland

  • Uncover beautiful Prague on a guided tour

  • Enjoy dinner at a traditional Prague brewery tavern

  • Discover Budapest on our guided tour

  • Experience Budapest’s charming Children’s Railway

  • Cruise the Danube whilst enjoying dinner

  • Stay in historic Nuremberg

  • Visit the German Railway Museum

  • Farewell Dinner & Tour at the Altstadthof

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 10 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage

DAY 1

We depart London St Pancras by Eurostar to Brussels and onwards through Germany to Wuppertal for our first night at the conveniently situated InterCity Hotel. Why not use your included transport ticket to experience Wuppertal's Schwebebahn suspended railway.

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DAY 2

Our journey continues to Berlin for two nights at the InterCity Hauptbahnhof and, if you wish, your Tour Manager will take you for a short introductory walk along Unter den Linden to the Brandenburg Gate.

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DAY 3

Today begins with a half-day guided sightseeing coach tour of Berlin, which uncovers this unique city's turbulent past. The tour will introduce both the east and west of this once divided city, including part of the remaining Berlin Wall. The afternoon is then free to explore independently using your transport ticket.

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DAYS 4 & 5

This morning we board the Hungaria service bright and early. Many of the trains feature comfortable and nostalgic compartment seating, with great views from your picture window. Travelling through Saxony, the spires of historic Dresden come into view, followed by Saxon Switzerland's table mountains as we meander along the Elbe Valley. Crossing into Bohemia, we arrive in Prague. A guided tour introduces the city, from the Castle district to Charles Bridge and Old Town Square. Our hotel for two nights is the NH Hotel Prague. The following day is free to explore at leisure, but features traditional dinner at the New Town Brewery.

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DAYS 6 - 8

Rejoining the Hungaria, our journey crosses into Slovakia at Brno, then onwards through the Hungarian Plain to Budapest for three nights at the Three Corners Hotel. During our stay in Budapest we uncover both Buda and Pest sides of the river on a guided sightseeing tour, including the Matthias Church, Fishermen's Bastion and the famous Danube panorama. We also include a ride on the charming Children's Railway in the Buda hills and a Danube dinner cruise, with a free day to explore independently on Day 8.

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DAY 9

Departing Budapest, our journey heads westwards on an Austrian train. Changing at Vienna, we continue through Austria and Bavaria by high-speed train to Nuremberg for two nights at the InterCity Hotel.

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DAY 10

After a morning visit to the German National Railway Museum, the afternoon is free to explore Nuremberg's beautiful centre, with farewell dinner tonight at the Altstadthof Brewery with a tour of its labyrinthine cellars and tasting of the local 'red beer'.

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DAY 11

We depart Nuremberg for Cologne, changing for Brussels to board our Eurostar to London St Pancras.

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HOTEL

InterCity Hotels

Whilst in Germany we stay in InterCity Hotels. Historically this hotel chain was part of the German railways, which explains not only their close proximity to train stations, but also the unique policy of including a local transport ticket for the duration of your stay.

 

NH Hotel Prague City

On the face of it this is a regular 4* hotel in the Andels district of Prague. Yet walk through the door and you realise that the hotel is on two levels, connected by funicular railway. We couldn’t resist it; we are Railtrail after all!

 

Three Corners Hotel Lifestyle, Budapest

A brand new 4* hotel in a convenient yet quiet part of Budapest, the Lifestyle Hotel features modern, air-conditioned rooms with minibar, safe and tea/coffee making facilities. During our stay in Budapest we dine in local restaurants, one of which is a Danube river cruiser.

 

FARE

From London St Pancras International:

Standard Class rail travel

Including Standard Eurostar

£1795

First Class rail travel including

Standard Premier Eurostar

£2245

Single Traveller Supplement

£395



 

10 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal

Rail travel to & from Budapest in the class of your choice

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

 

GUARANTEED FARE

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
London St Pancras Int London St Pancras Int (LNE)

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