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France & Germany By Train

14 Days / 13 Nights

Paris, Strasbourg, Munich, Berlin

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For a European trip to remember, France and Germany await to show you around their charms. Your journey starts in Paris, a city steeped in history, and known for its beautiful architecture, scenic neighborhoods, and indisputable elegance. With world-renowned attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, the City of Light will keep you busy until you head to your next destination, Strasbourg. The world's capital of Christmas, Strasbourg is the ideal destination to visit any time of the year for its romantic vibes and sophisticated ambiance. Then, it's time for Germany, and more specifically, Munich. Famous for its stunning architecture and unique traditions, Munich is the perfect introduction to Germany before you surrender to the allure of Berlin. With its tons of recent history showing up at every turn and its unparalleled multicultural vibes that reflect on the city's diverse cuisines, the capital of Germany is a one-of-a-kind destination that will fascinate you. 

One of our team members in France or Germany (depending on whether you start your trip in Paris or Berlin) will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these two countries offer, including things to see and do and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon request, we will provide you with an eSIM with data that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact (whom you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3- to 5-star accommodation options, including boutique hotels and charming B&Bs. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambiance.

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4 Nights in Paris

4 Nights in Paris

5 days in Paris
5 days in Paris

4 Nights in Paris

Paris is situated in the northern part of France. The city sprawls over both banks of the Seine River and on two islands: the Îles Saint Louis and the larger Île de la Cité. The historical city center is built around the Seine, and it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. For a glimpse into the oldest part of Paris, take a stroll along the Seine and around the 1st and 4th districts to admire iconic landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris or the Louvre Museum, among others. But leave some space and time for the rest of the city's districts, as each of Paris' 20 arrondissements possesses incredible treasures to discover.

Paris is situated in the northern part of France. The city sprawls over both banks of the Seine River and on two islands: the Îles Saint Louis and the larger Île de la Cité. The historical city center is built around the Seine, and it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. For a glimpse into the oldest part of Paris, take a stroll along the Seine and around the 1st and 4th districts to admire iconic landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris or the Louvre Museum, among others. But leave some space and time for the rest of the city's districts, as each of Paris' 20 arrondissements possesses incredible treasures to discover.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Paris

Welcome to Paris! We'll arrange for a driver to meet you at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and drive you to your centrally located accommodation. The journey time to the city center is about one hour.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Paris

Paris in a Day Group Walking Tour

The Magic of Paris in a Day

Included in your vacation package price.

Explore the highlights of Paris on this group tour. Ride on the funicular to the top, unveiling the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and breathtaking views of the city and Montmartre. Venture into Medieval Paris, discovering the fire-damaged Notre Dame and the historic Latin Quarter with its gothic churches and winding cobbled streets along the Seine. Enhance your Louvre tour with an expert guide and aim for the optimum views of the Eiffel Tower, ensuring you make the most of the city's iconic highlights.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 9 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Paris

A Taste of Paris

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

A taste of Paris is a culinary odyssey, highlighting the best of French gastronomy, from iconic dishes like coq au vin to the allure of fresh pastries in charming boulangeries. Parisian street markets showcase vibrant local produce, while the city's café culture invites leisurely moments. Renowned for its wine and cheese, Michelin-starred restaurants, and diverse international cuisines, Paris offers a unique and unforgettable journey through a world of culinary delights.

The Original Flavors of Paris Private Tour

The Original Flavors of Paris Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Discover the unique flavors of Paris at one of the city’s most fascinating neighborhoods, that of Saint Germain des Prés. During the walking tour, your guide will take you to artisanal shops, local boutiques, and quaint markets. This will be a culinary journey into the very core of Paris. From the quintessentially Parisian croissants to the mandatory cheese and wine, your taste buds are in for a treat.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

French Wine & Cheese Group Tasting Experience

French Wine & Cheese Group Tasting Experience

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Through this experience, you will learn about wine and cheese. During the two-hour experience, you get to taste five tantalizing French wines, expertly accompanied by five French cheeses! All from famous regions of France. This wine-tasting experience suits everyone, whether you have a deep understanding of wine or know very little. So, you can drink, chat about French wines, discover five French wine regions, learn how to pair wine, and ultimately enjoy a memorable and unique moment in Paris.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

The Sweet Tooth Private Stroll

The Sweet Tooth Private Stroll

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

If your sweet tooth is craving a bit of Parisian magic, this tour is what you’re looking for. In the company of your private guide, you will wander around the exciting Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood, sampling some of Paris’ most decadent sweets along the way.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

Paris Ultimate Group Food Tour

Paris Ultimate Group Food Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

There's no better place to uncover the secrets of French cuisine than the charming neighborhood of Marais in Paris. In the course of almost four hours, you'll eat your way through the French capital's quaintest streets and corners, discovering the legends and stories that lie behind every typical cheese type, recipe, and dish. Along the way, you'll meet the people who own some of the city's best family-run restaurants.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours and 30 minutes

Day 4

Day 4 - Your Third Full Day in Paris

Champagne Day Trip Small Group Experience

Learning The Secrets of Champagne

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

During your trip to Paris, we recommend taking an easy day trip to nearby Champagne, the capital of everyone's favorite sparkling wine. This full-day trip across the birthplace of champagne will initiate you to the secrets of bubbly wine-making, while you sip on exquisite champagne from various local producers. This full-day adventure will unveil the secrets of champagne-making as you sip exquisite bubbly from various local producers.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 11 hours

Day 5

Day 5 - Traveling to Strasbourg by Train

It's time to say au revoir to Paris today and head to another exciting French city: Strasbourg. We will arrange your transfer to the train station and provide you with second-class train tickets. If you prefer, you can upgrade to first class for an additional fee. There are several train departures to Strasbourg daily, and you can choose your preferred departure time. The train ride lasts about two hours.

Strasbourg by Train
We also offer the following excursions in Paris

Catacombs of Paris Self-Guided Visit
Strenuous45 minutes
Chateau Chambord and Chateau Chenonceau, Full Day Private Tour to Loire Valley
Moderate11 hours
Closing Time at the Louvre Group Tour - Mona Lisa at Her Most Peaceful
Light3 hours
Disneyland Daily Entrance Ticket (Premier Access Ultimate and Transportation Not Included)
Light12 hours

3 Nights in Strasbourg

3 Nights in Strasbourg

4 days in Strasbourg
4 days in Strasbourg

3 Nights in Strasbourg

The largest city in eastern France, Strasbourg is the official seat of the European Parliament. It also hosts the European Council, among other EU institutions. Strasbourg is situated in Alsace, a cultural region in eastern France, just a stone's throw from the country's borders with Germany. Since the 17th century, the Germans and the French took turns ruling the region, which resulted in an unparalleled blend of cultures. German traits remain in the more traditional aspects of life, such as cuisine and architecture, whereas modern institutions are dominated by French culture. Alsace is famous for its quaint villages and stunning architecture, but also for the wine, beer, and fruit liquors produced there.

The largest city in eastern France, Strasbourg is the official seat of the European Parliament. It also hosts the European Council, among other EU institutions. Strasbourg is situated in Alsace, a cultural region in eastern France, just a stone's throw from the country's borders with Germany. Since the 17th century, the Germans and the French took turns ruling the region, which resulted in an unparalleled blend of cultures. German traits remain in the more traditional aspects of life, such as cuisine and architecture, whereas modern institutions are dominated by French culture. Alsace is famous for its quaint villages and stunning architecture, but also for the wine, beer, and fruit liquors produced there.

Day 5

Day 5 - Arrival in Strasbourg

When you arrive at the train station in Strasbourg, a driver will be waiting for you to take you to your accommodation.

Day 6

Day 6 - Your First Full Day in Strasbourg

Free Day

Explore on your own or choose from our many excursions and suggestions presented in your online trip proposal.

Day 7

Day 7 - Your Second Full Day in Strasbourg

Savoring Alsatian Delicacies

Included in your vacation package price.

By joining this tour, you will sample the true flavors of Strasbourg through a selection of local products from the Alsace region as there's no better way to get to know a place and its culture than to taste the best local products.. Your guide will spice the tour up with fun, informative background on the history and culture of Strasbourg.

Savoring Alsatian Delicacies

Day 8

Day 8 - Traveling to Munich by Train

Explore the Black Forest from North to South

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Due to its proximity to the German border, Strasbourg is the perfect destination to explore the beautiful Black Forest and its charms. You will enjoy the scenic route of the Black Forest with its wooded mountain range bordered by the Rhine Valley to the west and south. The Black Forest is vast and it's quite hard to explore in one go. This is why we offer two different full-day trips, one to explore the North and another to discover the magic of the South.

Blue Forest Private Day Trip

Blue Forest Private Day Trip

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Discovering the northern part of the Black Forest, often referred to as the Blue Forest, is a chance to breathe the freshest air in Germany for a day. Admire many beautiful sights, such as the Allerheiligen Waterfalls, and the crystal-clear waters of Mummelsee Lake, and enjoy the alpine fresh air in the city of Baden-Baden, one of the most famous bath towns in Europe.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 6 hours

Black Forest Private Day Trip

Black Forest Private Day Trip

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This is the perfect day trip to discover the southern part of the Black Forest. Next to exploring the charming university town of Freiburg with its pretty streets and huge medieval Cathedral, you will get the chance to walk around Titisee Lake, drive through the Ridge route to reach the Triberg Waterfall, and see the famous Cuckoo clock shops.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8-9 hours

Today you'll be crossing into Germany. We will arrange for a driver to take you to Strasbourg train station from your accommodation in plenty of time for your scheduled train. The train journey to Munich takes a around 4 hours and requires one change. Standard class tickets are included in your package. For an additional fee these can be upgraded to first class.

We also offer the following excursions in Strasbourg

Become Alsacien Private Day Trip
Moderate8-9 hours
Black Forest & Baden-Baden Day Trip Small Group Tour
Moderate8 hours
Christmas Markets of Alsace Small Group Day Trip
Light7 hours
Christmas Markets of Strasbourg Private Tour
Moderate2 Hours

3 Nights in Munich

3 Nights in Munich

4 days in Munich
4 days in Munich

3 Nights in Munich

With its traditional beer halls, designer shops, trendy restaurants and international business, Munich is a mix of old and new, German and cosmopolitan. Largely rebuilt after World War II, the city still retains its old world charm, even in the midst of expansion and modernization. You’ve probably heard of the city’s world famous Oktobertfest, a once-in-a-lifetime party dedicated to that incredible Bavarian beer along with some of the local delicacies, including tasty schnitzel. But there’s much more to Munich than drinking, and on your holiday you’ll have the chance to discover the best this charming city has to offer. Don’t miss out on the beer halls and the breweries, but be sure to get off the beaten path to discover a Munich of your own. Much of the city’s past centers around World War II, and there are several ways you can explore this chapter of Munich’s history, including a day trip to the Dachau concentration camp and a special tour focusing on Hitler and the local activities of the Third Reich. Munich is also a center of industry and there is nowhere better to experience this than BMW World. Moving slightly farther afield, Neuschwanstein Castle makes the perfect day trip, perched high in the hills over a verdant valley. Munich’s variety means there’s more than enough to satisfy even the most diverse groups of travelers. Let your curiosity guide you as you explore this unique German city.

With its traditional beer halls, designer shops, trendy restaurants and international business, Munich is a mix of old and new, German and cosmopolitan. Largely rebuilt after World War II, the city still retains its old world charm, even in the midst of expansion and modernization. You’ve probably heard of the city’s world famous Oktobertfest, a once-in-a-lifetime party dedicated to that incredible Bavarian beer along with some of the local delicacies, including tasty schnitzel. But there’s much more to Munich than drinking, and on your holiday you’ll have the chance to discover the best this charming city has to offer. Don’t miss out on the beer halls and the breweries, but be sure to get off the beaten path to discover a Munich of your own. Much of the city’s past centers around World War II, and there are several ways you can explore this chapter of Munich’s history, including a day trip to the Dachau concentration camp and a special tour focusing on Hitler and the local activities of the Third Reich. Munich is also a center of industry and there is nowhere better to experience this than BMW World. Moving slightly farther afield, Neuschwanstein Castle makes the perfect day trip, perched high in the hills over a verdant valley. Munich’s variety means there’s more than enough to satisfy even the most diverse groups of travelers. Let your curiosity guide you as you explore this unique German city.

Day 8

Day 8 - Arrival in Munich

You will be greeted at Munich Hauptbahnhof when you arrive and brought to your central accommodations.

Day 9

Day 9 - Your First Full Day in Munich

Munich Private Walking Tour

An Introduction to Munich

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you’ll be taking some of your first steps through Munich in the company of an expert private guide. This three-hour tour offers a short, sharp and comprehensive overview of the historic center’s major landmarks. You’ll be taking in all the key historical sites, the most beautiful churches, and the most famous beer halls and gardens. You won’t ignore the more sinister aspects of Munich’s Nazi past, but you’ll see the better face of this lovely city as well, and hear the best stories and most interesting facts.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 10

Day 10 - Your Second Full Day in Munich

Wait a Minute - That's the Disney Castle!

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

One of the most impressive sites near Munich is the magnificent Neuschwanstein Castle, a palace built by Ludwig II, Empress Sisi’s possibly mad cousin. You’ve probably seen it before, as it’s one of the country’s most photographed (and photogenic) sights. Now you have the opportunity to visit this magnificent place and live out a Disney fantasy for a few hours. The easiest way to get to the castle is to participate in our group tour, which comes with entry tickets. It’s a full day trip, so be sure to prepare some snacks and water and be prepared to be overwhelmed by the castle and its surroundings.

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip with Private Transportation

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip with Private Transportation

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This is a fantastic tour around one of the world's most beautiful castles! Your guide will tell you about the history of the place and some of the unique features that make it special. It's like visiting a fairy tale world. Along the way you'll also enjoy a lovely and scenic drive through the countryside.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 10 hours

Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Small Group Tour

Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Small Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Join a small group tour early enough to see two majestic royal buildings. Your excursion will start with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle and its environs. The scenic ride to Linderhof will take you through Oberammergau and to the Wieskirche, which still draws pilgrims. The number and style of the visited sites makes this day trip a truly romantic experience. UNESCO sites, palaces, churches, villages...you'll see many of Bavaria's bright facets!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 12 hours

Day 11

Day 11 - Traveling to Berlin by Train

The capricious capital of Berlin is your next destination. The train ride from Munich varies between 4 and 5 hours, but there are numerous trains each day. Based on your preferred departure time, we'll arrange for a driver to bring you from your accommodation to the train station. We'll have booked second class tickets with seat reservations, but first class tickets can be arranged for an additional fee.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Berlin by Private Transfer with a Stop in Nuremberg

Berlin by Private Transfer with a Stop in Nuremberg

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Munich

Bavarian Alps Private Hiking Tour
Moderate8 hours
Bavarian Beer Group Tour
Moderate3 hours 30 minutes
Bavarian Food & Beer Private Tour
Light3 hours
Best of Munich and Haidhausen Private Tour
Light3 hours

3 Nights in Berlin

3 Nights in Berlin

4 days in Berlin
4 days in Berlin

3 Nights in Berlin

A vibrant cosmopolitan city that’s rich in history and contemporary culture, Berlin is constantly evolving. From the ruins of World War II to the Cold War division of the Berlin wall, Berlin has always managed to rebuild. Germany's largest city, this sprawling (by European standards) metropolis has excellent public transportation, from subways to an official rowboat ferry. You’ll find a little of everything here, from history to high gastronomy, art museums to palaces, and plenty of lively bars and nightclubs. The nightlife here is world-class, but there’s more than enough to see during the day. Berlin is made up of distinctive neighborhoods, each with a different character. We recommend several ways of exploring the city, from a Cold War walking tour to a bike tour to see all the must-see sights in a simple and easy way. An exploration of the long and volatile history of Jewish culture in the city is eye-opening as Jewish life in Berlin has been meticulously documented. Many of the city’s art and culture museums offer unforgettable glimpses into history. Potsdam offers the perfect diversion for an afternoon, and Sanssouci Palace, with its well-tended gardens, is a beautiful reminder of the city’s impressive past. The past comes alive in Berlin, but the present is very much alive as well.

A vibrant cosmopolitan city that’s rich in history and contemporary culture, Berlin is constantly evolving. From the ruins of World War II to the Cold War division of the Berlin wall, Berlin has always managed to rebuild. Germany's largest city, this sprawling (by European standards) metropolis has excellent public transportation, from subways to an official rowboat ferry. You’ll find a little of everything here, from history to high gastronomy, art museums to palaces, and plenty of lively bars and nightclubs. The nightlife here is world-class, but there’s more than enough to see during the day. Berlin is made up of distinctive neighborhoods, each with a different character. We recommend several ways of exploring the city, from a Cold War walking tour to a bike tour to see all the must-see sights in a simple and easy way. An exploration of the long and volatile history of Jewish culture in the city is eye-opening as Jewish life in Berlin has been meticulously documented. Many of the city’s art and culture museums offer unforgettable glimpses into history. Potsdam offers the perfect diversion for an afternoon, and Sanssouci Palace, with its well-tended gardens, is a beautiful reminder of the city’s impressive past. The past comes alive in Berlin, but the present is very much alive as well.

Day 11

Day 11 - Arrival in Berlin

A private driver will be waiting when you arrive at Berlin Hauptbahnhof and will transport to your centrally located accommodation.

Day 12

Day 12 - Your First Full Day in Berlin

Berlin Private Walking Tour

Get Your Bearings with a Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

During this private tour, your guide will captivate you with narratives detailing the remarkably rich history of the city. Spanning from Slavic forts to the era of Prussian kings and the establishment of Germany in 1871, you'll journey through the complexities of World War I, the emergence of the Weimar Republic, and the subsequent rise of the Nazis leading into World War II. The narrative continues through the divisions of the Cold War, concluding with the city's resurgence as the capital of a reunified Germany. Brace yourself for a riveting exploration of the city's rollercoaster history, as this tour unveils layers of knowledge that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 13

Day 13 - Your Second Full Day in Berlin

Gardens and Palaces of Potsdam Bike Group Tour

Palatial Potsdam

Included in your vacation package price.

Potsdam's pastoral landmarks are spread out over a wide area. We recommend touring the manicured landscapes by bike. With this tour, you’ll take a train to Potsdam, then pick up your bikes, followed by ten miles of biking at an easy pace. After a day of opulence and nature, you’ll take another train back to Berlin’s center. You can keep your bike after the tour, at a discounted rate.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 6-7 hours

Day 14

Day 14 - Departure Day

A driver will pick you up at your Berlin accommodation and drop you off at Brandenburg Airport for your departing flight.

We also offer the following excursions in Berlin

Berlin City Group Tour
Moderate3 hours
Berlin Highlights Bike Group Tour
Moderate3 hours
Berlin Private City Tour by Car
Easy3 hours
Bunkers, Subways, and the Cold War Private Tour
Light1 hour 30 minutes

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Paris

4 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Arrival Transfer
Paris In a Day Group Walk Tour
Paris Train Station Arrival Transfer
Paris - Strasbourg Train

Strasbourg

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Strasbourg Train Station Departure Transfer
Strasbourg Gourmet Food & Wine Small Group Tour
Strasbourg Train Station Departure Transfer
Strasbourg - Munich Train

Munich

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Munich Train Station Transfer
Munich Private Walking Tour
Munich Train Station Transfer
Munich - Berlin Train

Berlin

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Berlin Train Station Transfer
Berlin Private Walking Tour
Gardens and Palaces of Potsdam Bike Group Tour
Berlin Airport Transfer

package excludes:


  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
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A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language

We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.

A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation

Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.

A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions

We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.

Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day

Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.

On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road

Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.

Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out

Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.
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