European Highlights Trip

European Highlights Trip

Price per person
USD$ 1079

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Limited time only: 200 euro discount

Original price: 989 euros. Discounted price: 789 euros
Offer ends September 30, 2014.

 

Want to visit the most popular European highlights but prefer for us to take care of all the planning? Then the European Highlights Trip is perfect for you! Taking you on a comfortable 3 week tour of cities such as Paris, Berlin and Rome, this special pre-planned Eurail package makes sure you don’t miss out on anything!

In addition to your 1st class Eurail pass, we’ll take care of your reservations and give you plenty of tips on things to see and do along the way. All you need to do is book suitable flights and choose where you want to stay - we’ll give you some great recommendations for this too. You can now start dreaming of that ultimate European travel experience.

Need help or more information, or want to give some feedback on Eurail Trips?  Please drop us an email to trips.support@eurail.com

NOTE: Eurail Trips have a pre-defined route but we try our best to accommodate small amendments where possible. If you have one, please send us an email at the above address before booking your Eurail Trip and we'll see what we can do!
 

This Eurail Trip includes

  • 1st class Eurail pass

  • All train reservations

  • Mini Travel Guide - including ideas for exciting day trips.

  • Itinerary telling you where and when to board your trains

Learn more about the Eurail Trips concept
See an example itinerary 

Where does the European Highlights trip take you?

Map with route European highlights trip

Starting city: Paris
Day 1: Train Paris - Amsterdam
Day 2 and 3: Amsterdam
Day 4: Train Amsterdam - Berlin
Day 5 and 6: Berlin
Day 7: Train Berlin - Prague
Day 8: Prague
Day 9: Train Prague - Vienna
Day 10: Vienna
Day 11: Train Vienna - Venice
Day 12: Venice
Day 13: Train Venice - Florence
Day 14 and 15: Florence
Day 16: Train Florence - Rome
Day 17: Rome

 

Starting city: Paris

 

Begin your Eurail Trip in one of Europe’s best-loved and most romantic cities: Paris. Before you start your exciting rail adventure, why not take the time to discover the beauty of France’s majestic capital? Climb all 704 steps of the city’s famous Eiffel Tower for some incredible views across Paris and memories that will last a lifetime. Not feeling so sporty? Then perhaps a glass of wine and dinner on the banks of the River Seine? Whatever you decide, a world of effortlessly chic possibilities awaits.  

Top attractions in Paris: Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Orsay Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Père Lachaise Cemetery, The Moulin Rouge, Sacré-Cœur Basilica.
 

Eiffel Tower, Paris Eiffel Tower, Paris

Hotel suggestions:

  1. Avalon Hotel Paris (from €100)
    What our travelers liked: Close to Gare du Nord train station. Nice, clean rooms. Friendly staff.

  2. Grand Hotel Leveque (from €101)
    What our travelers liked: Located in the center. Friendly staff. Good price.

  3. Golden Tulip Little Palace (from € 165)
    What our travelers liked: Close to metro (10 min from Gare du Nord). Good breakfast and service. Lively neighborhood with loads of restaurants.

Day 1: Travel from Paris to Amsterdam

 

On the first travel day of your Eurail trip, the luxurious Thalys train will whisk you from Paris and drop you off right in the middle of Amsterdam in just under 4 hours. You’ll arrive in time to discover some of the unique charms the city has to offer, such as its many museums and art galleries. Or perhaps top off the first evening with an unmissable boat tour through the canals?

 

Included services: Thalys 1st class seats, a light meal, a drink and Wi-Fi.

Day 2 and 3: Amsterdam

 

European highlights trip Amsterdam Wake up in the beautiful and unique city of Amsterdam with plenty to see and do! Amsterdam is home to some of Europe’s most extensive and fascinating museums including the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, and the Anne Frank Museum – home to the tiny space where Anne and her family hid during WWII. When you’re tired of walking, you can relax for a few hours in the city’s beautiful Vondelpark.
 

Top attractions in Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt House Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Red Light District, Vondel Park.

 

Anne Frank statue Anne Frank statue

 

Hotel suggestions:

  1. Art’Otel Amsterdam (from €249)
    What our travelers liked: Design and luxury. Spa and pool. Great location.

  2. Hotel The Exchange (from €100)
    What our travelers liked: Very central location. Design hotel. Good service.

 

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Day 4: Travel from Amsterdam to Berlin

 

On day 4 of your travels, you’ll board a comfortable InterCity train that will transport you across Germany to Berlin in 6 hours and 20 minutes. Arriving in the heart of the city, you’ll be well placed to discover Berlin’s extravagant nightlife. Berlin is also home to a huge number of eclectic restaurants, so you’ll be sure to find something that tickles your tastebuds.

 

Included services: 1st class seats, access to the Hispeed lounge with a free drink at Amsterdam’s Central Station.

Day 5 and 6: Berlin

 

European highlights trip Berlin Time to discover another of Europe’s most fun and fascinating capital cities. In addition to a host of museums, restaurants, bars and cafes, Berlin has a unique and rich history that’s definitely worth discovering. There’s nowhere better to do this than Checkpoint Charlie, the well-known border crossing during the time the Berlin Wall divided the capitalist west from the communist east. Nowadays the Berlin Wall Museum recounts the history of the wall and includes stories of the weird and wonderful ways people tried to escape.
 

Top attractions in Berlin: East Side Gallery, Brandenburg Gate, Charlottenburg Palace, Reichstag, Holocaust Memorial, Potsdamer Platz.

 

Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin

Hotel suggestions:

  1. Hotel OTTO (from €100)
    What our travelers liked: Rooms are clean, spacious and modern. Luxurious breakfast buffet. Terrace with panorama view of Berlin.

  2. Novotel Berlin Am Tiergarten (from € 94)  
    What our travelers liked: Bicyle rental. Sauna and fitness center. Great breakfast included.

  3. Meininger Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof (from €40)
    What our travelers liked: Very close to Berlin Hbf station. Cheap.

Day 7: Travel from Berlin to Prague

 

On day 7 of your Eurail adventure it’s time for another exciting journey. Your EuroCity train will take you all the way from Berlin to Prague in the Czech Republic in just 4.5 hours!  If you want to know more about the route and the beautiful scenery of this journey, take a look at our blog article!

 

Included services: 1st class seats.

Day 8: Prague

 
European highlights trip Prague

Day 8 will see you with an entire day to discover this beautiful, historic city. A highlight of any visit to Prague is the magnificent Charles Bridge. It has two distinct personalities: by day it's heaving with crowds and by dawn and dusk it’s at its most serene. We recommend you go for the latter so you can enjoy the fairy-tale view over Castle Hill in peace. The fourteenth-century bridge crosses the River Vltava and connects modern Prague with the old town. Climb the 138 steps of the Old Town Bridge Tower for a bird's eye view of Charles Bridge.

 

Top attractions in Prague: Prague Castle, St Vitus' Cathedral, Kafka House.

 

Charles bridge Prague Charles bridge Prague

Hotel suggestions

  1. Constans Hotel (from €93) 
    What our travelers liked: Located right in the center. Excellent service. Comfortable and clean rooms.

  2. Moods Boutique Hotel (from €74) 
    What our travelers liked: Unique hotel. Perfect for relaxation. Good location.

 

View all hotels in Prague

Day 9: Travel from Prague to Vienna

 

On day 9 you’ll climb aboard another EuroCity train for a stunning journey to another magical city: Austria’s imperial capital, Vienna. Relax in comfort as you hurtle through the countryside towards Vienna, a city home to classic architecture, great restaurants, and world-class art galleries.

 

Included services: 1st class seats.

Day 10: Vienna

 

European highlights trip Vienna The capital city of Vienna - Wien, as it’s known to the locals - is famous for its music, literature, theater and cuisine. Vienna has a moderate climate, exciting art and dance festivals, not to mention the famous Vienna coffee houses. Don’t miss the Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and the Oberes Belvedere Museum, located in a Baroque palace. It’s no wonder this city is often called Europe’s cultural capital. 
 

Top attractions in Vienna: Museumsquartier, Hofburg Palace, Schönbrunn Palace, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Albertina Museum, Prater Park.

 

Belverdere Palace, Vienna Belverdere Palace, Vienna

Hotel suggestions

  1. Hotel Stefanie (from €134) 
    What our travelers liked: Excellent breakfast. Historic building. Close to the city center.

  2. Hotel Topazz (from €200) 
    What our travelers liked: Eco-friendly. In city center. Nice decorations.

 

View all hotels in Vienna 

Day 11: Travel from Vienna to Venice

 

Day 11 provides you with a long but very scenic route. This is the only day where you’ll have to change trains (twice). With train changes in either Innsbruck - think: charming riverside village at the backdrop of snow-capped mountains,  Salzburg - hello, Sound of Music! or Romeo and Juliet’s Verona, the journey truly is part of the adventure. Although most trains operating on these routes have a restaurant car, it might be a good idea to bring some local snacks with you. All that’s left is to sit back and enjoy the view!

 

Included services: Depends on the connection.

Day 12: Venice

 

European highlights trip Venice If you're in search of a love affair, Venice is sure to reel you in with its artistic setting and labyrinth of enchanting canals. The best way to check out everything Venice has to offer is aboard an iconic gondola. As you're propelled along the Grand Canal – the most ancient water thoroughfare in Venice – you’ll be able to admire the views of grand Renaissance palaces, intricate arch bridges and get soaked up in the hustle and bustle that can be found everywhere in this Italian city.

 

Top attractions in Venice: San Marco Basilica, Piazza San Marco, Rialto Bridge, Campanile.

 

Gondola in Venice Gondola in Venice

Hotel suggestions:

No Eurail traveler recommendations yet.

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Day 13: Travel from Venice to Florence

 

Leaving Venice after lunch, you’ll arrive in Florence just in time for an apperitivo: these two iconic stops on your Eurail trip are just 2 hours apart with a high-speed train.  

 

Included services: Welcome drink.

Day 14 and 15: Florence

 

European highlights trip Florence Michaelangelo's statue of David is by far one of the most recognized sculptures on the planet and an absolute must-see on a trip to the renaissance Italian city of Florence. The original is housed in the Galleria dell'Accademia with a replica standing in Piazza della Signoria. This renaissance masterpiece represents the biblical hero David, is made of marble and stands at an astounding 17 ft. (5.17m).


Top attractions in Florence: Il Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Galileo Museum, Uffizi Gallery.
 

Statue of David Statue of David

Hotel suggestions

No Eurail traveler recommendations yet. View all hotels in Florence 

Day 16: Travel from Florence to Rome

 

You’ll have to hurry to finish your complimentary welcome drink, as the 1.5 hour trip in the classy Italian high-speed train will fly by! You don’t want to miss out on the coffee or champagne now do you?

 

Included services: Complimentary drink.

Day 17: Rome

 

European highlights trip Rome Where better to round off your trip than the unmissable, ancient city of Rome? Among the many attractions on offer is the world-famous Coliseum - the largest amphitheater ever built in the Roman Empire and regarded as one of the greatest examples of Roman architecture. Its outer walls are surrounded by a constant circulation of traffic, so it’s only when you step into the core of the Coliseum that you can really imagine the buzzing from the chanting crowds.


Top attractions in Rome: Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Roman Forum.
 

Coliseum , Rome Visit one of Rome's top attractions: the Coliseum

Hotel suggestions

  1. Beehive (from €80) 
    What our travelers liked: Located near train station. Cheap breakfast.

  2. Hotel Delle Vittorie (from €69)
    What our travelers liked: Located near Vatican City. Air conditioning. Continental breakfast included.

 

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Conditions

 
  • Eurail Trips have to be booked a minimum of 21 days prior to the desired start date.

  • Payment can be made with PayPal and all major credit cards including Visa and MasterCard.

  • Prices are per person.

  • If a 1st class reservation isn’t available for any train on the desired day, Eurail.com will look for seats in 2nd class. If no seats are available in either class for a particular train, Eurail.com reserves the right to amend the itinerary.

  • Only non-European residents can travel with a Eurail pass.

  • Flights, accommodation and meals (unless specified) are not included in the offer.

Frequently asked questions

 
  • What are Eurail Trips? 

    Eurail Trips is a new service by Eurail.com offering a preplanned itinerary for popular routes. Together with a 1st class Eurail pass, you’ll receive all the required train reservations and a mini travel guide featuring extra information and travel tips.

  • What’s included in a Eurail Trip? 

    The following is included with Eurail Trips:

    • A 1st class Eurail pass.

    • All seat reservations matching your itinerary.

    • Printed timetables and extra travel information.

    • A mini travel guide packed full of helpful tips and suggestions for exciting day trips.

  • What Eurail Trips are available? 

    At this moment we offer 2 trips:

  • Do you sell complete vacation packages? 

    No, Eurail.com doesn’t sell complete packages containing flights and accommodation. However, the Eurail Trips feature preplanned itineraries that take care of almost everything else. They include a 1st class Eurail pass and all the required seat reservations for this trip, as well as some hotel recommendations to make it easier for you to decide where to spend the night.

  • Can I make changes to my Eurail Trips booking? 

    Eurail Trips have a pre-defined route but we try our best to accommodate small amendments where possible. If you have one, please drop us an email at trips.support@eurail.com before booking your Eurail Trip and we’ll see what we can do!
     

    You can  choose your own start date, and how long you will stay in the city of arrival and the city of departure. You can determine this by arranging your flights so that you have as many days as you want.
     

    If you prefer to plan your own trip, you can buy a Eurail pass instead.

     

  • What is meant by the 'start date'? 

    The start date you choose is the very first day you will use your Eurail pass on a train. Based on the start date you provide us with, we will book all the reservations you need for the rest of your trip. If you would like to spend extra time in the city where your trip starts, then just keep this in mind when booking your flights and leave some days between the date your flight arrives and the first day of your Eurail trip.

  • At what times will my reservations be made for?  

    When making your reservations we will always try to reserve a morning train – usually around 10am. This gives you enough time for breakfast and to explore the new city you’ll arrive in later that day. The only real exception to this is the train from Vienna to Venice in the European Highlights Trip.

  • What do you mean by optional daytrip in a Eurail Trip? 

    An optional daytrip is a trip to an extra city that can usually be visited in one day. You can choose to make a daytrip or to spend your day exploring the city you’re already in. These trips are included in your pass so you can decide on the day itself if you want to without extra charge!
     

    If you have questions or requests about similar daytrips to go with your Eurail Trip, please drop us an email at trips.support@eurail.com  

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