Visit Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and Italy

Embark on a tour of Europe as you travel from Berlin to Rome visiting Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and Italy. Discover some of the highlights of Europe from the remains of the Berlin Wall to the Trevi Fountain in Rome. Unearth the secrets of Germany and Poland, live it up in the Czech Republic, eat cake in Austria, head outdoors in Hungary, see dramatic scenery in Slovenia and discover a wealth of antiquities in Italy. From the backstreets of Prague to the canals of Venice and beyond, this journey will be one to remember.

Start
Berlin, Germany
Finish
Rome, Italy
Countries
Austria,
Czech Republic,
Germany,
Hungary,
Italy,
Poland,
Slovenia
Themes
Explorer
Code
AMRRC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
270kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Experience the awesome buzz of Berlin
  • Marvel at a wealth of Polish history in Krakow
  • Sip Czech beer in a cosy bar in Prague
  • Get lost in the fairytale streets of Cesky Krumlov
  • Nibble on cake in Vienna
  • Discover the secrets of both Buda and Pest
  • Unwind in picturesque Bled
  • Cross bridges and canals in Venice
  • Follow the paths of the Cinque Terre
  • Enjoy great works of art in Florence
  • Unearth thousands of years of history in Rome

Itinerary

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.
Travel to the Cinque Terre and be revitalised by the fresh sea breeze that drifts in off the Mediterranean. Take in glorious vistas while walking the coastal path, journeying past citrus orchards scattered over steep hillsides overlooking the sea. Explore rustic Italian villages, cool off in the warm coastal waters and be sure to make the most of the fresh local produce.
Be captivated by the culture-rich atmosphere of Florence, from family-run vineyards on the outskirts of the city to the Duomo’s magnificent marble facade. View wonders of art in the Medici Chapels and the Uffizi Gallery, see the world’s most famous David in the Galleria dell'Accademia and climb uphill to Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy a golden sunset across the city's rooftops. In free time, perhaps venture to Pisa, Lucca or Siena on a day trip.
Grab a gelato and take to the hectic streets of Rome. Visit the Colosseum, recharge with a slice of pizza and a strong espresso at the Piazza Navona or throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain and make a wish to return to the 'Eternal City'. Before the tour comes to an end, art-lovers should visit the Sistine Chapel to admire the timeless work of Michelangelo, while history buffs will enjoy a jaunt through the ancient halls of the Pantheon.
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Inclusions

Meals
3 breakfasts
Transport
Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private vehicle, Public bus, Train
Accommodation
Guesthouse (4 nights), Hostel (5 nights), Hotel (7 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night), Pension (2 nights), Private apartment (2 nights)

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