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Berlin to Venice Itinerary
Discover Central Europe from Germany to Italy. Travel from happening Berlin to ancient Prague, visit charismatic Vienna and finish the tour in Venice, Italy.
Days 1-2 Berlin
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.
ACCOM: Hostel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1
Days 3-4 Krakow
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.
ACCOM: Pension - 2
Days 5-6 Prague
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.
ACCOM: Private apartment - 2
Day 7 Cesky Krumlov
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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Days 8-9 Vienna
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.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2
Days 10-11 Budapest
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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
Days 12-13 Bled
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.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2
Days 14-15 Venice
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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
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