Starting and finishing point
Want to start our rail tour somewhere else? Not a problem. Just let us know and we will book you connecting train tickets to Paris, and get you back home at the end of the tour. Additional fees will apply.
Day 1 - Paris
Your tour starts with an overnight stay in Paris in Hotel Alane, situated in the 10th Arrondissement – a neighbourhood that is known for its bohemian cafes and small bridges crossing the Canal Saint-Martin. Here you can experience the real Paris, away from the bustling tourist centres, and perhaps stumble upon a location from the movie Amelie.
Day 2 - Amsterdam
Take the high speed Thalys train to Amsterdam in the morning, arriving in the early afternoon. Your hotel is located right in the city centre, a stone’s throw away from the Royal Palace on the Dam. You will find beautiful canals just around the corner in every direction, and highlights such as Anne Frank’s house and the Rijksmuseum at easy walking distance. We recommend an extra night in Amsterdam, as there is plenty to see and do in this city on the water.
Day 3 - The Rhine River & Heidelberg
A high speed ICE train will take you to Germany today, following the Rhine river to Cologne. Then by regional train to Boppard, where you will take a 3-hour boat tour upriver to Assmannshausen through the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Castles plucked from a land of fairy tales stud the banks of the river. At Assmannshausen you will disembark and take connecting trains to Heidelberg, where you will stay for the night.
Day 4 - Salzburg
Today you will travel by connecting trains to the birthplace of Mozart. Salzburg’s historic town centre filled with Baroque architecture and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site stands on the site of a Roman settlement. Your hotel is situated at 6 minutes walking distance from the train station and close to the river Salzach.
Day 5 - Zürich
A direct train will take you to Zürich today, trading views of Austrian mountains for Swiss mountains. Zürich offers a plethora of cultural highlights. Some must-sees include the Kunsthaus, which holds one of the largest collections of modern art in the world, and the Zoological Garden. If you wish to take in as much of the city as possible, we recommend staying an extra night.
Day 6 - Return to Paris
A direct high speed train will take you back to Paris, arriving in the afternoon.