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Explore Central Europe

Home to some of the worlds most celebrated cultural touchstones, Central Europe was built for exploration. This nine-day adventure crosses four countries and makes stops in four of Europe's most fascinating cities Berlin, Vienna, Prague, and Budapest. Connect with the past at a brewery in medieval esk Krumlov, and by walking along the Berlin Wall with a historian. Make some special memories against a backdrop rich with art, music, and history.


Duration: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, History Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Moderate% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 155207
Starts: Berlin, Germany Finishes: Budapest, Hungary
You will visit
  • Berlin
  • Budapest

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Berlin

Please make your own way to the joining hotel.

We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city.

Additional Notes:
Check-in time at hotel is approximately 3:00pm.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Berlin (1B)

Berlin is an amazing city with tangible historical importance and is a melting pot of different cultures and flavours.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk
Walk the Berlin Wall with a Historian

03

Day 3: Berlin/Prague (1B)

A great way to spend the evening is watching the sunset from the heights of the Letna Beer Garden, where you can sample Czech beer, world-famous for its superb quality and low cost.

Included Activities:
Prague Guided City Tour

Transport:
Train

04

Day 4: Prague (1B)

Charles Bridge by day is packed with vendors and street musicians. At night, it is less crowded, and it's much easier to appreciate the scenery as well as the ever-so-slightly sinister quality of the statues looming overhead. Cross the bridge and you'll find yourself in Mala Strana, a far less crowded district that offers the perfect atmosphere for some introspective wandering.

If you're in the area and want to experience traditional Czech pubs which are guaranteed to be loud, lively, and packed with locals on any night of the week, this is the place for it. You'll find restaurants serving traditional Czech cuisine like fried pork cutlets, goulash, and dumplings.

05

Day 5: Prague/Český Krumlov (1B)

The inclusion of Ceský Krumlov on UNESCO's List of Natural and Cultural Heritage was undoubtedly a turning point in the modern history of the town. It sent a clear signal to the rest of the cultural world that South Bohemia has something unique to offer.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))

06

Day 6: Český Krumlov/Vienna (1B)

Drive across the border into Austria, where we take an orientation walk with the CEO. Visit the historic Hotel Sacher and taste the world-famous Sacher Torte. Enjoy free time this evening to visit the opera house or simply enjoy a walk around the city.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk
Hotel Sacher Visit and dessert

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))

07

Day 7: Vienna (1B)

This morning, visit the famed Naschmarket with a culinary expert, exploring the stalls and lanes and sampling some of Vienna's finest culinary treats. This afternoon is free to wander the elegant streets, take in some of Europe's most distinguished art galleries, visit the stunning Lippizaner horses of the renowned Vienna Riding School, experience mass with the Vienna Boys Choir, or settle into a cafe and order a slice of mouthwatering Viennese cake.

Included Activities:
Naschmarkt Walk

08

Day 8: Vienna/Budapest (1B)

You might like to have an optional dinner at a local restaurant on Váci Utca, which is the bustling main street of Budapest.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Train (3.00 hour(s))

09

Day 9: Budapest (1B)

We recommend staying a few extra days to experience all this city has to offer.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Berlin historical wall walk
    • Orientation walks in Berlin and Budapest
    • Tour Prague's old town including the Jewish quarter, clock tower, Charles Bridge, and Wenceslas Square
    • Naschmarkt Walk
    • Visit the historic Hotel Sacher and sample the Sacher Torte
    • Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotel/pensions (8 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 8 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 0 dinners
    Transport
    • Train, bus, private van, local bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore sections of the Berlin Wall
  • Take an exclusive tour of the 400-year-old Eggenberg Brewery
  • Taste the world-famous Sacher Torte in Vienna
  • Rest and relax at a thermal bathhouse