This 7 night train holiday through Germany offers an enticing mix of modern city exploration and immersion in the natural beauty of the Black Forest. Discover the financial hub of Frankfurt, where ancient landmarks harmoniously coexist with modern skyscrapers. Travel to the enchanting town of Baden-Baden, famous for its healing thermal springs and pristine landscapes. Finally, immerse yourself in the romantic charm of Heidelberg, with its stunning castle and historical architecture. This journey allows you to experience Germany’s rich cultural heritage and natural wonders in a seamless and memorable way as you travel by train.
Price includes Standard class rail travel throughout your trip, 3 nights B&B hotel accommodation in Frankfurt, 2 nights B&B hotel accommodation in Baden-Baden, 2 nights B&B hotel accommodation in Heidelberg, a hop-on, hop-off tour in Frankfurt, visits to the Black Forest, Heidelberg Castle and the opportunity to explore Frankfurt and Baden-Baden, financial protection, and a free £95 donation to the charity of your choice!
Fairytale architecture, soul-stirring scenery, vibrant cities, heart-warming gastronomy, and thousands of years of rich history all packed into one destination – Germany deserves a place on your travel bucket list. Whether you’re a culture vulture, adrenaline junkie, or an eco-conscious foodie – you’ll find something here that will see you returning home with a spring in your step and a smile on your face.
Germany has long been a trailblazer when it comes to sustainability and on your next visit, you can explore everything this incredible country has to offer while limiting your environmental impact. This ecological wonderland is easy to traverse and explore, with its extensive and affordable high-speed rail network, thousands of kilometres of walking and cycling trails, and a variety of responsible accommodations for all budgets.
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Day 1 – Your journey begins in Frankfurt
Start your rail journey onboard the Eurostar to Brussels, and then change to a high-speed train bound for Frankfurt. Upon arrival, check into your hotel for a two-night stay and start discovering the city! Frankfurt’s modern skyline and historic architecture make it a fascinating city to explore at your leisure. (Overnight in Frankfurt)
Day 2 – Frankfurt
Today, use your included hop-on Hop-off bus tour to discover the highlights of Frankfurt. The tour will take you to iconic landmarks such as the Romerberg, St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, and the Palmengarten. Enjoy the blend of old and new that this vibrant city offers. (Overnight in Frankfurt)
Day 3 – Frankfurt to Baden-Baden
After breakfast, take a scenic train journey from Frankfurt to Baden-Baden, nestled in the heart of the Black Forest. Once you settle in at your hotel, you’ll have the afternoon to wander through the charming streets of Baden-Baden, famous for its luxurious spas and beautiful parks. (Overnight in Baden-Baden)
Day 4 – Baden-Baden
Spend the day at your leisure in Baden-Baden. Consider visiting the Caracalla Spa for a relaxing soak in the healing thermal waters or exploring the magnificent Black Forest, known for its dense woodlands and picturesque hiking trails. (Overnight in Baden-Baden)
Day 5 – Baden-Baden To Heidelberg
Board the train to Heidelberg this morning, admiring the breathtaking landscapes of the Black Forest along the way. Heidelberg is a romantic town boasting a stunning castle, the Old Bridge, and the picturesque Altstadt (Old Town), all wonderful options to explore once you settle in. (Overnight in Heidelberg)
Day 6 – Heidelberg
Delve into the history of Heidelberg as you wander the cobbled streets of the Old Town. Don’t miss the Heidelberg Castle, perched high above the city, providing panoramic views of the Neckar River and the surrounding area. (Overnight in Heidelberg)
Day 7 – Heidelberg to Frankfurt
Return to Frankfurt via train today for your last night in Germany. Use this opportunity to explore any remaining sites or revisit your favourite spots in the city. (Overnight in Frankfurt)
Day 8 – Your Journey Ends in Frankfurt
Check out of your hotel after breakfast this morning and catch your train home. If you’d like to extend your holiday to another city, just ask your Rail Expert and we can help you make all the arrangements.
Price correct as of 13/02/24
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