Essence of Europe

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Start City          London St Pancras

Finish City        London St Pancras

Length              11 Days / 10 Nights

Included           Travel between cities, accommodation and more (see below)

Travel Dates    Open travel dates – select your own departure date

Tour Type         Independent / Self Guided

Countries          Netherlands, Germany, Czechia, Belgium, England

Cities                  London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Cologne, Bruges


Our Essence of Europe package offers the ultimate 10 night trip to five of Europe’s most popular destinations, Your package starts in Amsterdam, the capital city that is on top of everyone’s list. Everyone needs to visit this amazing city at least once in their life. Move on to Berlin, the city that never sleeps, known for it’s buzzing nightlife and incredible history. Travel to Prague, the City of a Hundred Spires is one of Europe’s most magical, affordable and beautiful cities. A highly Instagrammable Old Town, cafe culture, and independent shops are just some of the boxes Frankfurt ticks. Your final stop before returning to London is Bruges, this city hosts a beautiful square surrounded by gingerbread houses running alongside idyllic canals. Bruges is like a medieval fairytale!


London – Amsterdam 2 nights – Berlin 2 nights – Prague 2 nights – Frankfurt 2 nights – Bruges 2 nights – London

Day 1: Depart London St Pancras for Amsterdam & stay overnight in Amsterdam

Day 2: Explore Amsterdam & stay overnight in Amsterdam

Day 3: Train from Amsterdam to Berlin & stay overnight in Berlin

Day 4: Explore Berlin & stay overnight in Berlin

Day 5: Train from Berlin to Prague & stay overnight in Prague

Day 6: Explore Prague & stay overnight in Prague

Day 7: Train from Prague to Frankfurt & stay overnight in Frankfurt

Day 8: Explore Frankfurt & stay overnight in Frankfurt

Day 9: Train from Frankfurt to Bruges & stay overnight in Bruges

Day 10: Explore Bruges & stay overnight in Bruges

Day 11: Return travel from Bruges to London St Pancras




  • London St Pancras

    Depart from London St Pancras between 7 AM and 11 AM on the morning of Essence of Europe trip start date.
  • Amsterdam

    Travel from London to one of Europe's most popular cities. Thousands of people flock to Amsterdam every year, so our Essence of Europe trip had to start here. You will finally see what all the fuss is about! Amsterdam is often referred to as 'Venice of the North'. The capital is a city on everyone's bucket list and is adored by our customers. We believe that you need to visit the Dam at least once in your life. From those unconventional restaurants, local craft beers, to world-class museums, it's easy to see why people love it. Don't forget that this city has more bicycles than people, so you need to explore it in true Netherland's style.
  • Berlin

    You then travel to Berlin, a city in Europe often compared to New York, as it never sleeps! The locals here are known as the lotus-eaters of Germany as they love nothing more than a good time. Don't let this put you off! As this city is pulsating with museums, tasty beer, and an unimaginable history! It's safe to say that Berlin is a city loved by those planning their ultimate Europe trip. Remember that history will greet you at every corner, as Berlin once staged a revolution, headquartered by Nazis, bombed to bits, divided in two and then finally reunited.
  • Prague

    It's no secret that Prague is one of Europe's most magical, affordable and beautiful cities, a perfect addition to any interrail route. The 'City of a Thousand Spires' is an architectural gem, the city has been an important UNESCO World Heritage Site which attracts more and more tourists every year! The narrow streets open up onto fantastic squares which host to medieval-looking homes and historical buildings for you to explore! Start in the centre of the Old Town, home to the major sights and has been the city's main marketplace for a millennium. If you're planning to travel to Europe, have Prague on your list, which is why it's a stop on this trip!
  • Cologne

    Your Essence of Europe trip continues in Cologne, most of this city was destroyed during WW2, most of Germany has suffered at least once in the past! The colorful Old Town is wonderful to wander around, especially when you consider what it has survived. Relax with a beer by the river, and join the queue to photograph the picturesque houses near St Martin's Church. Much like the rest of Europe, Cologne is embracing the trend of specialty coffee, seek out those small businesses putting their mark on roasting high quality, delicious quality coffee!
  • Bruges

    You can't travel to Europe without stopping in Bruges! Our Essence of Europe trip ends in the city that some call an open-air museum, and to be honest, it's easy to understand why. The city centre is a UNESCO cultural heritage, masterpieces can be found all around town and a vibrant atmosphere exists 24/7! Feast your eyes on the beauty that surrounds you in this Belgian city. Simply wander in one of the many winding, small streets and go where your feet take you. We recommend that you visit the Magdalena Church, it's not your average house of God, but it has to be at the top of your list!
  • London St Pancras

    Return to London St Pancras.


All Rail, Ferry & Bus Travel between cities

Accommodation – See accommodation tab

Interrailing App – See Tab

24hr Emergency Support

Financial Security & Protection via ABTOT


See Separate Tabs for full info


Also Included

Open Travel Dates – set your own departure dates!

Flexible Payments – Pay 25% Deposit & clear balance anytime up to 8 weeks before you depart

Professional Booking Support from our expert team

Experience unique locations & create travel memories you will never forget.


Your Interrail Pass

We provide you with an Interrail pass to cover all your rail journeys between each city throughout your trip. Your Interrail Pass is used along with any compulsory seat reservations required for your trip.

Compulsory Reservations

We include all compulsory seat reservations required during your trip. This means no pre-booking or making arrangements before you go. Simply use your Interrail Pass alongside the reservation we provide you with. Your reservations will be added to your app for ease of access.

Ferries & Buses

Some of the trips include buses and/or ferries between cities. These will also be included as part of your Interrailing Package.


Eurostar: You don’t need to worry about planning your travel to Europe. This trip includes travel from London St Pancras on the morning of your departure. You will need to make arrangements to be at London St Pancras for 7am on the morning your trip begins. Later departure options are available on request.

This Package also includes return travel back to London St Pancras on the final day of your trip.

All our package prices are based on Youth Interrail Passes, so our clients who are over 26 years of age at the time of travel will be required to pay an extra £50.00 for an Adult Interrail Pass.

Accommodation Options

Standard Hostel – shared dorms with other fellow travellers- same sex available on request

Private Hostel  – Book your own private room for just your own group of friends or you and your partner.

Hotel Accommodation – Stay in one of our 3* / 4* Hotel Partners with double/twin room options


Exactly where will I stay ?


Click the drop-down menu below to see our Hotel & Hostel partners in each city.

In the event one of our listed partners are not available you will stay with our other partners of a similar standard/quality.


If you have specific requests with regard our accommodation partners or any other requests relating to accommodation, drop us an email to


*Hotel or hostel package preference is selected at the checkout page*


Hotel or hostel, which accommodation type suits me best? Click here! 

Accomodation Partners

InterrailingPackages App

The InterrailingPackages App is our unique E-Travel Pack for your Interrailing adventure. We will create a personalised account on our app specifically for your trip where you will be able to access:


On the App…

Your full trip itinerary

Train details & Seat Reservations

Accommodation Booking Details & References

Directions to the accommodation from the train station


Once you have downloaded your app, it can be accessed both online & offline throughout your trip.

As well as the essentials above your E-Travel Pack also includes:


In addition to…

Electronic Guides for each city on your trip

Discounted Tours & Attractions.

Discounted City Sightseeing Bus Tours.

Free FairFx / Wise Travel Currency Cards.

Discounted Public Transport Cards.

Currency Guides to assist with money exchange.

Language Phrase Guides to help you speak like a local!

Optional Travel Insurance deals.

Lots of other travel information & help guides to assist you while on your adventure.

24-Hour Emergency Contact

Miss a train? Got a problem? Fear not!! Each E-Travel Pack contains an emergency contact number enabling you to contact one of our team 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We are always at hand to ensure you are never alone and that any issues are resolved immediately. All our staff are fully trained and have immediate access to your trip itinerary so that you don’t spend too much time & money explaining who & where you are!!


The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for Interrailingpackages Ltd Member ship number 5351, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for:


  • Non-flight packages


ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if transportation was included in your package.  Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Interrailingpackages Ltd.


In the unlikely event that you require assistance whilst abroad due to our financial failure, please call our 24/7 helpline on 01702 811397 and advise you are a customer of an ABTOT protected travel company.


You can access The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 here:

Covid 19 Updates

Following the outbreak of Covid19 across Europe in 2020, Interrailingpackages added some additional provisions to ensure our clients are always kept safe:


  • Free Date Change up to 28 days before your departure should there be new concerns around any new Covid19 outbreak.


  • New E-Ticket & App Services: Get ALL your train reservations, tour tickets & other travel information documents added to your Interrailing App account free of charge so they can be accessed at the touch of your thumb and with little or physical contact.


  • Mobile Interrail Pass: From January 2021, you will be able to get your Interrail pass sent directly to your mobile phone meaning for the first time your Interrail adventure can be totally ticketless!

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