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Journey at a glance

Trip overview
  • London

  • Cologne

    1 night

  • Munich

    1 night

  • Sleeper with cabin

    1 night

  • Budapest

    2 nights

  • Prague

    2 nights

  • Krakow

    2 nights

  • Berlin

    1 night

  • Brussels

    1 night

  • London


Full itinerary

Journey
2hrs 1mins
Standard class

LondonBrussels

At St Pancras station to board your Eurostar train. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery as you speed to Brussels in just two hours.
Journey
1hrs 50mins
Standard class

BrusselsCologne

Board the train at Brussels-Midi to take you through Belgium and into Cologne, on the banks of the Rhine.
Stay
1 night
Cologne

Cologne

On the River Rhine and overlooked by the towers of its stunning 157m-high Gothic cathedral, Cologne (Köln) is one of Germany's largest cities. The city's unique identity is a mix of the narrow alleys of its old town, the Kölsch dialect (and Kölsch beer), and contemporary architecture down by the ultramodern Rheinauhafen riverfront complex.

25hours Hotel The Circle

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25hours Hotel The Circle

Byway favourite
Stlyish, modern and eco-friendly hotel just 15 minutes from the Hauptbahnhof by foot.

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Room details
Room: Medium inner circle
Board: Breakfast included

Recommendations

  • Admire Cologne from above on the Rhein-Seilbahn cablecar, which runs from Kölner Seilbahn right across the River Rhine.

  • Eat like a local and enjoy creative breakfasts, home-baked bagels and speciality coffee; so good they named it twice, Cafecafe is an eatery not to be missed.
  • Circle the outside of Kölner Dom, Cologne's famous cathedral, to admire its intricate stonework and flying buttresses. The cathedral's iconic spires dominate the city's magnificent skyline, and if you're feeling brave you can climb 533 steps to the top of the south tower.

Journey
4hrs 42mins
Standard class

CologneMunich

From Cologne, take a fast German ICE train to Munich. Relax and enjoy the views as you head south-east to Bavaria.
Stay
1 night
Munich

Munich

Bavarian capital Munich (or München) has a fascinating history, some lush open spaces and many of Germany's legendary bierkeller (beer cellars). You'll find Neo-Gothic architecture in the city's Altstadt, nightlife on every corner, and all the art you could imagine across the city's three main galleries; the Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek and the Pinakothek der Moderne.

25hours The Royal Bavarian

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25hours The Royal Bavarian

Byway favourite
Ideally located close to both the Hauptbahnhof and the city centre, this hotel combines modern style with traditional furnishings.

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Room details
Room: Medium room
Board: Breakfast included

Recommendations

  • Meander through mature trees and open meadows at the stunning Englischer Garten. Stop by the food court for lunch or a refreshing drink, or watch the surfers on the Eisbach river negotiating the wave created by a kink in the floor of the river.

  • Take a dip in one of Europe's most stunningly restored swimming pools, the Müllersches Volksbad. The building has an Art Nouveau dome and the steam rooms are full of Baroque touches like murals, stucco, bronze statues and ornate iron bars.

  • You could spend hours at the Pinakothek der Moderne discovering works from the most famous art movements. All the big names of modern art – Kirchner, Kandinsky, Klee, Bacon, Braque, Otto Dix, Picasso, Magritte, Ernst, Miró – are present in the museum's impressive permanent collection.

Journey
1 night
9hrs 59mins
Standard class

MunichBudapest

Take the Kalman Imre sleeper train from Munich to Budapest, arriving in time for breakfast.
Stay
2 nights
Budapest

Budapest

With hilly, historic Buda on the west of the River Danube, and lively Pest on the east, there's plenty for you to explore in Hungary's buzzing capital. Both sides of the river boast stunning architecture, wonderful eateries and fascinating histories.

Hotel Collect Budapest

Where you could stay2 nights

Hotel Collect Budapest

Byway favourite
This is a newly renovated, luxury boutique hotel in  downtown Budapest, located next to Károlyi Park, within a few minutes walking distance from the Hungarian National Museum and 450 yards from Dohany Street Synagogue. 

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Room details
Room: Standard double room
Board: Breakfast included

Recommendations

  • Experience one of the city's romkocsma, or 'ruin bars', dilapidated old buildings that have been turned into bars featuring upcycled furniture. Szimpla Kert is the oldest and most famous, with live music a few nights a week, and a flea market during Sunday daytime.

  • Soak up the natural minerals at the historic Széchenyi Baths, where you can enjoy an impressive assortment of thermal pools. There are also saunas and steam rooms.

  • Looming over Budapest, the 19th-century lookout tower of Fisherman's Bastion gives the best views of the city. If the walk up to the top of the hill on which it sits is too daunting, just hire an electric scooter to get you there – Budapest has plenty of companies renting them out.

Journey
5hrs 58mins
Standard class
BudapestPrague
Stay
2 nights
Prague

Prague

Prague is Czech Republic's handsome capital, home to a UNESCO World Heritage old town and the largest ancient castle in the world. Cross the famous Charles bridge, and an overwhelming number of museums and galleries are a reminder of Prague's cultural prowess (it was the home of Mozart, after all). Even with so much to see, the myriad lanes, cobbled backstreets and hidden squares make aimless wandering a pure delight. 

Golden Well

Where you could stay2 nights

Golden Well

Byway favourite
The boutique Golden Well hotel is housed Renaissance-style building belonged to the Emperor Rudolf II and once served as the residence of the legendary astronomer Tycho de Brahe. Prague Castle right next door, and it's a seven-minute walk from Charles Bridge and three-minutes' from Lesser Town Square. The rooms are comfortable, and the restaurant is located on the 4th floor with breathtaking views from the open-air terrace.

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Room details
Room: Superior double or twin room
Board: Breakfast included

Recommendations

  • Sitting on top of a hill on the opposite bank of the River Vltava to Prague Castle, the Vyšehrad Citadel was also once a royal residence. You can explore the ornate churches of St Peter and St Paul, as well as Slavín Cemetery, which is the last resting place of many famous Czechs, including composer Dvořák.

  • Comprising several separate sights in the Josefov quarter, the Prague Jewish Museum gives a fascinating insight into this community’s long history in Prague. The opulent Spanish Synagogue is one of the highlights, as is the Jewish Cemetery, with its timeworn gravestones now leaning at sharp angles.

  • David Černý's sculptures are bold, provocative and you'll see them throughout the city, whether you intend to or not. Look out for K, a giant revolving bust of Franz Kafka in the Quadrio shopping centre and Miminka, a series of babies climbing up the TV tower at Žižkov.

Journey
7hrs 1mins
Standard class
PragueKrakow
Stay
2 nights
Krakow

Krakow

The former capital of Poland, and still its second-largest city, Krakow is now known for its cultural and artistic life. Take some time visiting the historic landmarks and walking through the old town, then dive into its thoroughly modern art, music and food scenes.

Balthazar Design Hotel

Where you could stay2 nights

Balthazar Design Hotel

Byway favourite
In a converted 19th-century townhouse along a brick-paved street, this upscale hotel is a 3-minute walk from Wawel Royal Castle.

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Room details
Room: Classic single room
Board: Breakfast included

Recommendations

  • Visit the Stara Synagoga, one of two surviving Gothic synagogues in the world that was restored after World War II.

  • Make your way underground to explore Rynek Podziemny, a fascinating set of Medieval-era tunnels cleverly accentuated with modern tools like holograms.

  • Walk through the labyrinthine passageways of The Wieliczka Salt Mine and see the displays of historic salt-mining technology, an underground lake, four chapels and numerous statues carved by miners out of the rock salt, plus more recent sculptures by contemporary artists.

Journey
7hrs 0mins
Standard class
KrakowBerlin
Stay
1 night
Berlin

Berlin

Boasting a vibrant foodie scene and packed with history, culture and arts, Germany's capital is an exciting city to explore. From cuisine to nightlife, Berlin's diversity and inclusivity shines through, and its excellent public transport and thriving vegan restaurants make it an easy city to enjoy sustainably.

Casa Camper Berlin

Where you could stay1 night

Casa Camper Berlin

Byway favourite
This hotel is located in Berlin’s popular Hackescher Markt area, with Alexanderplatz, UNESCO Museum Island and the historic Unter den Linden boulevard just a 10-minute walk away. The designer rooms at Casa Camper Berlin are modern, comfortable and have plenty of natural light. The Tentempié Lounge on the top floor offers a panoramic city view and serves free drinks, yoghurts, fruit, snacks and fresh salads all day. Guests can also enjoy free use of the Finnish sauna and gym at any time. Hackescher Markt Train Station is a five-minute walk from the hotel and the nearby M1 metro line offers convenient tram connections between the central Berlin attractions and the popular Prenzlauer Berg area.

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Room details
Room: Camper room
Board: Breakfast included

Recommendations

  • Visit one of the most photogenic churches in Germany, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and enjoy a moment of peace beneath the spectacular blue stained-glass window.

  • Known as the vegan capital of Germany, Berlin place is an ideal holiday destination if you're following a plant-based diet. Highlights include vegan takes on the iconic local street food currywurst, delicious doughnuts, authentic Georgian cuisine and high-end dining – book at table at zero-waste FREA if you can, which was awarded a green star by Michelin.

  • Take a walk or cycle through Tiergarten, at 210 hectares Berlin's biggest green space. Stop off at Café am Neuen See to recharge with a drink looking out over the lake.

Journey
4hrs 23mins
Standard class
BerlinCologne
Journey
1hrs 50mins
Standard class

CologneBrussels

Hop on to a fast German ICE train. You'll whizz through Belgium and in to Brussels.
Stay
1 night
Brussels

Brussels

Spreading out from the historic centre, each of Brussels' neighbourhoods has its own distinct character, from the flea markets of The Marolles to the industrial-chic canalside. By day, the city offers everything you'd expect from a multicultural capital (family-friendly museums, contemporary galleries and well-kept city parks), and by night, trailblazing gastronomy gives way to a never-ending nightlife.

Urban Yard Hotel

Where you could stay1 night

Urban Yard Hotel

Byway favourite
A short walk from Brussels Midi station on the Square de l'Aviation, this boutique hotel is housed in two Art Nouveau townhouses with chic and comfortable interiors. 

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Room details
Room: Superior double room
Board: Breakfast included

Recommendations

  • Take a wander around the picturesque Parc d’Egmont, dotted with prominent historic statues and buildings, including the adjoining Neoclassical Palais d’Egmont (now a conference centre and government offices).

  • Immerse yourself in the world of Tintin, the Smurfs and other characters at Brussels' Comic Arts Museum, housed in one of the city's most stunning Art Nouveau buildings.

  • Take a walk around the vast Sonian Forest just south of Brussels. You'll find over 5000 hectares of woodland, including many native beech trees up to 200 years old, which are now UNESCO World Heritage protected.

Journey
2hrs 1mins
Standard class

BrusselsLondon

At Brussels Midi, board your Eurostar to London.

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