Experience bohemian Europe from Germany to Italy

Take the long road through Bohemia on this adventure-filled tour from Germany to Italy. Travelling from historical landmarks and medieval squares to magical hilltop castles and romantic canals, this is an architectural extravaganza that cannot be missed. Wander among imposing Iron Curtain relics in Berlin, experience bohemian hospitality in an underground Prague bar and stroll the banks of the sparkling River Danube on a visit to Budapest. With the freedom to choose your own adventure in each city, you'll be captivated by the mysteries that are revealed on this tour of Central Europe.

Berlin, Germany
Venice, Italy
Czech Republic,
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 14
Carbon offset
550kg pp per trip


  • See fragments of the Berlin Wall
  • Soak up royal history on a visit to Krakow's Wawel Castle
  • Experience bohemian hospitality in Prague
  • Visit Cesky Krumlov and soak up the air of magic
  • Revel in art and history in Vienna
  • Stroll along the banks of the River Danube
  • Paddle around tranquil Lake Bled in Slovakia
  • Be swept up in the romance of Venice


Kick off the journey in Berlin, one of the most happening cities in Germany and home to a vibrant nightlife, edgy arts scene and festivals galore. For a historic perspective, inspect Checkpoint Charlie, pedal through the streets on a cycling tour or see remaining fragments of the Great Wall. Get comfortable on an overnight train to Poland.
Arrive in Krakow and head down to Rynek Glowny for a spot of people-watching or seek out some solace in St Mary’s Church. In free time, maybe pay a visit to Wawel Castle - a superb testament to the country's royal past. Or, for a sombre interlude, take a day trip to Auschwitz to uncover tragic tales from WWII.
Head west to the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. Explore the narrow hallways of the mysterious Prague Castle, visit the resting place of Franz Kafka's in the Jewish Quarter or strike up a conversation with locals at an underground absinthe bar.
Enjoy the cultural environs of Cesky Krumlov, a bohemian town nestled in a bend of the Vltava River. Wander through a confusion of cobbled alleys by day and enjoy the friendly array of restaurants and bars by night.
Travel to Vienna and discover a city with a vibrant artistic soul. Art lovers will relish the abundance of quality museums while for history buffs, the fascinating story of the Habsburg family can be revealed on a visit to two of Austria's most stunning palaces, Hofburg and Schonbrunn. Perhaps enjoy the dulcet tones of operatic performers at a night time theatre show.
Discover how Budapest has experienced something of a renaissance Since the Iron Curtain was lifted. Maybe hire a bike and explore the grand boulevards, climb Gellert Hill for spectacular views of the Danube, sample rich Hungarian food or freak out at the House of Terror.
Flex the muscles in one of the most popular lakeside cities in Slovenia. Go rafting, cycle to Vintgar Gorge or paddle out to Bled's island church to ring its bell and make a wish.
Be romanced by the Bridge of Sighs and the Basilica di San Marco in this city of hidden treasures. In free time, peruse the Guggenheim Museum or perhaps enjoy the quintessential Venice experience – a gondola ride through narrow waterways.
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3 breakfasts
Bus, Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private Bus, Train
Guesthouse (2 nights), Hostel (3 nights), Hotel (4 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night), Pension (2 nights), Private apartment (2 nights)


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Berlin to Venice , August 2015

Berlin to Venice , August 2015