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12 Days | Discover the age-old mysteries and cultural tapestry of Central Europe

3.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
AUD $7,580
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From quaint villages to captivating cities and cloud-piercing peaks, this 12-day Premium adventure will lend you thousands of years of history and a wealth of cultural treasures. An expert leader will take you below Central Europe’s surface as you marvel at architecture in Prague, walk Vienna’s royal streets, taste wine in Budapest, walk through the forrested peaks of the Tatra Mountains, and sip vodka in Krakow. Discover fairy-tale castles, tackle mountain trails and try timeless local food on an unforgettable journey.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Central Europe including Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia
Prague, Czech Republic
Krakow, Poland
Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 37.05 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Dine on regional flavours throughout your trip, including an Exclusive Experience with sommelier-guided tasting in the cellar of Buda Castle, a sampling of smoked Oscypek cheese near the Polish border, vodka tasting in Krakow and more.
  • Delve deeper into history in Cesky Krumlov during an Exclusive Experience storytelling session at a secret location, followed by a glass of sparkling wine overlooking the castle.
  • Discover magnificent mountain top views and visit a pristine glacial lake in the High Tatras Mountains, then return to your luxurious Alpine hotel to relax.
  • Let expert locals guide you through the intriguing cities of Vienna, Krakow, and Prague as you discover the romantic cities and amazing castles of Central Europe.
  • Unwind in your gloriously beautiful Feature Stay accommodation. Perfectly placed at the base of the Tatra Mountains, the view from your hotel is one you won’t soon forget.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This tour visits the Tatra Mountains. The drive winds through mountain passes, making it a challenge for those prone to motion sickness. The region is best discovered on foot and the itinerary includes a guided hike. If you do not wish to hike you are welcome to avail yourself of the facilities at our luxurious feature stay hotel.
  • Don’t let the heat keep you from exploring the world! Summer temperatures can be very high in some of the regions we visit, which can make things uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat, and drink plenty of water.


Map of Premium Central Europe including Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia



11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners


Private vehicle


Hotel (9 nights), Feature stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
  • Prague - Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Prague - Prague Discovery with Local Guide
  • Cesky Krumlov - Evening Walking Tour with Storyteller
  • Vienna - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Vienna - 24-hour Public Transport Ticket
  • Budapest - Faust Wine Cellar Tasting
  • Godollo - Royal Palace of Godollo Visit
  • Tatra Mountains - Tatranska Lomnica Gondola
  • Tatra Mountains - Hiking Excursion
  • Zakopane - Oscypek Cheese Tasting
  • Chocholow - Village Walk & Traditional Lunch
  • Krakow - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Krakow - Vodka Tasting
Add on activities
  • Prague - National Museum - CZK350
  • Prague - Kafka Museum - CZK260
  • Prague - Museum of Communism - CZK380
  • Prague - Town Hall Clock Tower - CZK250
  • Prague - Castle Visit - CZK350
  • Vienna - Prater Ferris Wheel - EUR14
  • Vienna - Spanish Riding School Practice - EUR28
  • Vienna - Belvedere Gallery (Lower Gallery) - EUR15
  • Vienna - Schoenbrunn Palace - EUR22
  • Vienna - Hofburg Palace & Sisi Museum - EUR16
  • Vienna - Albertina Museum - EUR19
  • Budapest - Hungarian National Museum - HUF2900
  • Budapest - Great Synagogue - HUF9000
  • Budapest - House of Terror - HUF4000
  • Budapest - Szechenyi Thermal Baths (starting from) - HUF9400
  • Budapest - Bike Ride - HUF6000
  • Tatra Mountains - Hrebienok Funicular - EUR11
  • Krakow - Galicia Jewish Museum - PLN20
  • Krakow - St Mary's Basilica - PLN15
  • Krakow - Wawel Royal Castle - PLN35
  • Krakow - History Museum - PLN28
  • Oswiecim - Half-Day Trip & Guided Tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau - PLN180
  • Wieliczka - Salt Mines Tour - PLN230
  • Krakow - Tour to Auschwitz Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine - PLN380

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Important notes

1. WMPC230501 and WMPC230619 will stay at Grand Hotel Stary Smokevec rather than Grand Hotel Jasná on Days 8 and 9.

Prague International Airport (airport code PRG) is approximately 15 km west of the city centre. Taxis are readily available outside of the arrival hall, and the ride should take about 20 minutes, depending on traffic. Alternatively there is a bus to Prague's main railway station (Hlavni Nadrazi). Buses leave every 30 minutes, and take approximately an hour. From the railway station it is a 15 minute walk to the hotel.

Pre booked arrival transfer from Prague airport: If you have pre booked an arrival transfer, your transfer driver will be waiting in the arrivals hall holding a board with the Intrepid Logo or your name. In case of flight cancellations, changes, if you experience severe delays at immigration, baggage collection or customs, or if you are not able to find to the driver, please contact the operator's emergency number.

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3.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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Kevin · Traveled September 2023
This was our first Intrepid Tour, it was fantastic, meeting new friends and having a ball seeing new places; fully recommend!
Review submitted 17 Sep 2023

Laura · Traveled September 2023
A great way to cover a lot of ground and see some great places. Some beautiful spots & sometimes would have been good to have an extra morning or afternoon , such as Cesky Krumlov. Start the trip with a welcome lunch and then walk to extend the time.
Review submitted 17 Sep 2023

Colin · Traveled May 2023
A trip that could have been so much better.
Review submitted 23 Jun 2023

Christina · Traveled July 2022
This Premium Central Europe Trip was by far the most disappointing Intrepid trip I have taken. Over the years, I have had so many amazing adventures and wonderful experiences during my more than ten trips with Intrepid but this one was a huge let-down. The inclusions were extremely poor and hotels for the most part were not up to par and not what I expected from Premium. Also, the itinerary really needs some work. There is not enough time in the lovely Wroclaw and Tatra Mountains. The only difference I noticed between Premium and Original/Comfort tours was that I did not have to carry my suitcase during transfers and arrivals. This is not enough to justify the steep prices for Premium tours.
Review submitted 07 Aug 2022

Rupa · Traveled May 2022
This trip was like a dream come true. Very fancy hotels and good private vehicles. Superb itinerary. Amazing Trip Leader Johanna and her excellent planning skills helped me see a lot in this tour. I cannot think of a single thing that I did not like on this trip. If you are looking for a lavish style European holiday then look no further and book this. Trust me you will not regret it. This tour was once in a lifetime experience for me I must say. Yes it’s little expensive but it’s worth the money. There are a few free days on this trip so bear in mind that comes with added cost if you want to explore a lot. The Tatra mountains Grand Hotel stay was like cherry on the cake on this trip. I absolutely loved every bit of my time on this tour. Thank you Intrepid for giving me such an amazing experience and Thank you Johanna for showing me around Europe!!
Review submitted 18 May 2022
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