Explore 4 fascinating, popular cities in Europe by way of flight and train, providing the opportunity to see the lovely countryside in this customizable vacation package! Begin your adventure in Amsterdam (a historic city known for its tolerance and diversity, full of charming neighborhoods and historic) then takes the high speed train to Paris (romance, culture, shopping, exquisite cuisine); next fly to Berlin (the capital of Germany, with a racing heartbeat which runs through the city at all hours – you cannot be bored here!) and lastly take another train to Prague (centuries of culture and history culminate with a blend of thriving theater, restaurants and shopping). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
- This 12 night sample itinerary includes:
- Hotel for 3 night in Amsterdam
- Thalys High Speed train Amsterdam – Paris
- Hotel for 3 nights in Paris
- Flight: Paris – Berlin
- Hotel for 3 nights in Berlin
- Train: Berlin – Prague
- Hotel for 3 nights in Prague
- Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel info)
Berlin-Prague Vacation Package
Day 1 in Amsterdam
Wandering up the customs verification enter into the Amsterdam city through our private transfer with our model. Have a lunch in De Dam at the monumental square and enjoy the location of Koninklijk Paleis. Wander around the Kalverstraat, the shopping area and move to Begijnhof, an ancient religious cloister for women. Visit the oldest house of Amsterdam, No.34. Get hold of an optional tour ‘Amsterdam Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Canal Cruise’ to see Amsterdam’s elegant mansions, bridges and major attractions through an open-top double Decker bus and/or its picturesque canals.Visit Amsterdam’s Historisch Museum or enjoy coffee at Café Luxembourg and proceed to Leidseplein, where illuminated humpback bridges along Leidsestraat offer views of the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht canals, Amsterdam’s 17th century Golden Age Grachtengordel (Canal Belt). Have your dinner at the sidewalks of Leidseplein or perhaps try Café Americain.
Day 2 in Amsterdam
Start early today to the largest street market in the De Pijp district, the Albert Cuypmarkt which remains Amsterdam’s Latin quarter. Move to the Rijksmuseum, a treasure trove of Dutch masterpieces including the famous ‘Night Watch’. Next taste the Dutch special fresh raw herring, at Zeebanket van Altena, a haringhuis fish stall located next to the Rijksmuseum or a lunch under the trees on the Museumplein. Then embark on exploring the Van Gogh Museum having more than 200 paintings by the famous Dutch artist.Walk to the Stedelijk Museum or attend a public presentation by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (by advance booking), if time permits.Experience a relaxing walk or bicycle ride through Vondelpark.
Enjoy the evening with a bite at Kantjil and De Tiger for an Indonesian touch. The Homomonument, the world’s first monument to gays and lesbians as well as Westerkerk. Look at the bronze statue of Anne Frank and Climb up the steeple for adorable views of the city. Lastly, visit Anne Frankhuis, the Prinsengracht canal house.
Day 3 in Amsterdam
Start from the colorful Bloemenmarkt and proceed to the medieval Munttoren (Mint Tower), Rembrandtplein, in the Art Deco oasis of Café Schiller for a coffee, the Magere Brug, and the Muziektheater, home of the National Opera and Ballet. Explore Waterlooplein, a part of the old Jodenbuurt (Jewish Quarter)then wander around the Museum Het Rembrandthuis,Sint-Antoniesbreestraat, Nieuwmarkt(a lively old market square), De Wallen( the oldest part of the city), Amsterdam’s Oude Kerk (Old Church) and the Museum Amstelkring, known as Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder.On your last night in Amsterdam, admire the beautiful Central Station for some people watching before strolling to the back end of the station for panoramic views of the seaport.From the Waterplein West dock you can grab a complimentary ferry ride across Het IJ waterway to IJplein where you will discover plenty of eateries to enjoy dinner overlooking the old seaport.
Day 4 in Paris
Continue to Paris via Thalys by train between 10.00 am and noon, so that it will be convenient for your lunch in Paris. Use our private transfer with our Travel Balloon guide. Enjoy a perfect lunch in the streetside café’s of Paris. Take the optional tour ‘Big Bus Paris Hop-on Hop-off Tour’, exhibiting the main masses of the French capital or the tour ‘Seine River Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Cruise in Paris’.Get amazed by the Trocadéro scene and a twilight ride up the Eiffel Tower in the dark with the shining lights and dine along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, one of the most renowned boulevards in the Earth, watched by a romantic sail along the Seine River.
Day 5 in Paris
Make an early trip to Ile de la Cité to visit the Sainte-Chapelle and the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral. Climb the North tower to see Paris from the hunchback Quasimodo’s vantage point, if time permits. Then cross the river to see the Latin Quarter, home of the historic Sorbonne University, the Panthéon and the Luxembourg. Have your lunch at ‘Cafe de Flore’ on Boulevard Saint-Germain and proceed to the Louvre Museum with our optional tour ‘Skip the Line: Paris Louvre Museum Guided Tour’ to visit the ‘Venus de Milo’, the ‘Winged Victory of Samothrace’ and the ‘Mona Lisa’. Spend a relaxing river cruise from Pont Neuf and then to the Latin Quarter for drinks and dancing at the famous ‘Le Caveau de la Huchette’ jazz club.
Day 6 in Paris
Start from the Arc de Triomphe of Emperor Napoleon I and the victories of this grand army. Wander around the grandiose Avenue des Champs-Elysées before stopping for coffee and macaroons at Laduréeand continue to the landscaping part, Jardin des Tuileries, the Orsay Museum (world’s best impressionist and post-impressionist paintings),the Rodin Museum and transfer to Versailles via train.Spend your night at the Montmartre hill for panorama view of the city and go to Sacre Coeur, village-like streets of Montmartre and have your dinner at du Tertre or consider a traditional Parisian cabaret at the legendary Moulin Rouge.
Day 7 in Berlin
Start from Paris after your breakfast and reach Berlin with our representative using private transfer. Check in at your hotel and start from the Reichstag building, seat of the German parliament with glass dome, the Brandenburg Gate (or Brandenburger Tor), the classical monument by the famous Quadriga,the Unter den Linden – one of Berlin’s most famous boulevards, the Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom) and the Hohenzollern Crypt, with its royal tombs, stained glass and mosaics. Visit the Museum Island (Museumsinsel) on the northern tip of the Spree Island in the afternoon. These five world renowned museums have been designateda UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you have less time, visit the Pergamon Museum with its collection of classical antiques rather than the other museums – the Bode Museum, the Altes Museum, the Neues Museum and the Alte Nationalgalerie.Later visit the largest urban squareAlexanderplatz to see the World Time Clock (Weltzeituhr) and the Berliner Fernsehturm (TV Tower). Finally, enjoy dinner and a magical walk under the trees along Unter den Linden.
Day 8 in Berlin
Earlier today, start from the Nicholas quarter located just south of the Rotes Rathaus (Red Town Hall) and head to the Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas’ Church), the Ephraim Palace, the Baroque style Knoblauch house, and at Breite Strasse No. 35 is the Ribbeckhaus, the East Side Gallery – a long painted stretch of the former Berlin Wall, the double-decker Oberbaumbrücke (Oberbaum Bridge), the Check Point Charlie, the Gendarmenmarkt (one of the most magnificent squares in the city), the architectural trio composed of the German and French cathedrals (Deutscher and Französischer Dom) and Schinkel’s Konzerthaus (concert hall). Have your lunch at Friedrichstraße, the most exclusive shopping street in central Mitte. Later, visit to the Holocaust Memorial of the Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide and the PotsdamerPlatz. Take your dinner around the square.
Day 9 in Berlin
Today,take a trip to Charlottenburg Palace (SchlossCharlottenburg), Berlin’s largest palace and the marble tombs of the famous Hohenzollerns in the mausoleum. The restored Orangery, now operates as a café and is a nice place to stop for coffee and a pastry. Next move to Tiergarten – Berlin’s Central Park, the Victory Column, the ZoologischerGarten (Germany’s oldest zoo), the Chinese-inspired Elephant Gate on BudapesterStraße, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, theKurfürstendamm ( elegant, tree lined boulevard) for strolling, shopping and dining. Spend your evening at HackeschenHoefe (in Mitte) – a popular spot for nightlife and dining.
Day 10 in Prague
Reaching Prague through train, take our private transfer to the hotel. Start exploring the city, from the old town StaréMesto (the historical heart of Prague with its famous Astronomical Clock),the Gothic spires of the Tyn Church and Jan Hus monument. Stop for lunch at the U Prince restaurant or try the traditional goulash and roast pork knee with cabbage and dumplings served at U Vejvodu. Enjoy the afternoon at the Jewish Quarter (Josefov) including the Maisel Synagogue, the Pinkas Synagogue, the Spanish Synagogue, the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Jewish Museum, Powder Tower, Prague’s Municipal House, Smetana Hall and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Finish the dinner in the famous Sarah Bernhardt restaurant and stroll across the Charles Bridge at night.
Day 11 in Prague
Start earlier to the Charles bridge and the Cross of St. Jan of Nepomuk, then move to the baroque Church of St. Nicholas as well as the Church of Our Lady Victorious, home to the famous ‘Infant Jesus of Prague’. From Mala Strana continue to Strahov Monastery, the Prague Loreto, Castle Square, Prague Castle,the St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane. Take a relaxing dinner boat cruise along the Vlatava River and admire the sights of Prague by night. Or if you enjoy opera, you can capture a public presentation at the famous Estates’ Theatre.
Day 12 in Prague
Start your day by exploring Wenceslas Square for dining and shopping, especially on the Na Prikope Street. Next, visit the National Museum at the top of the Square, the AlfonsMucha Museum on Panska Street, the New Town (NoveMesto), the Charles Square, the Dancing House, the Manes Exhibition Hall and finally the National Theatre then cross the Legion Bridge. If time permits, head to Ujezd tram stop and follow the signs for ‘Lanovedrahy’ to ride the funicular up to the Petrin Tower (Little Eiffel Tower) for the most amazing views of the city! Take the last evening to wander along the quaint shops and restaurants of Kampa Park before making your way across the Charles Bridge for the last time.
DAY 13 IN HOME:
Leave your hotel and depart to your home using our private transfer.See you soon in Travel Balloon.Relax, take time and keep your turn.
Here are the details of your stay:
- 38 Rue Du Faubourg Saint Honore, 8th arr., 75008 Paris, France