Epic Europe: Central and Italy

24 Days | Traverse Europe’s best spots and indulge in some of the most delicious food in the world

18 to 35s
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This trip is for the 18 to 35 year olds

See seven countries and hit all the highlights of Europe on this 24-day journey through Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Italy and Slovenia. Discover nightlife you can only get in Berlin, walk the ‘Royal Route’ in Krakow, then soak up the terracotta views of Prague and Cesky Krumlov. See the fairytale-like Lake Bled, and then it’s onto Italy to eat your weight in delicious carbs. Explore the postcard-perfect canals of Venice, beach hop around sparkling coasts, sample Tuscan wine, and soak in heaps of art, history and culture. Take a bucket list trip that explores iconic ruin bars, historic landmarks, hilltop castles, cobblestone streets, romantic canals, world wonders and epic sunset spots and do it all with likeminded individuals and a local leader who knows all the secrets.

Trip overview

Map of Epic Europe: Central And Italy including Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovenia
Start
Berlin, Germany
Finish
Rome, Italy
Theme
18 to 35s
Destinations
Slovenia, Poland, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Basix
Ages
Min 18 - Max 35
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
AMYCC
We’re in the process of figuring out how much CO2-e this trip generates. In the meantime, find out more about our climate commitments and carbon reduction target.
Bucket list destinations Tick off all the popular spots and enjoy unique local experiences
Great value Affordable trips with the freedom to choose how you spend your time
Responsible travel You book, we donate to help support local communities

Why you'll love this trip
  • Start your trip with a bang in Berlin, where history and modern culture dance. If it’s nightlife you’re after, Germany’s capital is home to thriving bars, underground clubs and an alternative scene not to be missed.  
  • Discover the magical Cesky Krumlov – you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd stepped straight into a fairytale, as this place is filled with medieval buildings, verdant countryside and the flowing Vltava River. 
  • Step into the pages of a fairytale on the shore of Slovenia’s Lake Bled – home to the bluest waters you might ever see. Explore the church on the island, walk around the lake surrounded by mountains and treat yourself to a slice of cream cake. 
  • Eat your way through Italy, stopping in at some of the country’s finest food destinations. Whether it’s a real spaghetti carbonara in Rome, a traditional pesto-making demonstration in Cinque Terre or wine windows in Florence, your tastebuds are front and center.
  • Explore some of the most beautiful and iconic cities in Italy, soak in incredible views and photo ops and tick off plenty of bucket list items, whether it’s playing Romeo or Juliet in Verona or looking out over the Mediterranean Sea from the hills of Cinque Terre.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The best way to experience a city is by doing as the locals do – that means using public transport such as trams, trains, buses and metro at some locations. You’ll get an authentic look at daily life but be aware you may find yourself sharing a busy bus ride with local commuters. The trains used on this trip are comfortable, and all have toilets but can also be very busy.
  • Europe is steeped in history, which means sometimes the infrastructure is old. Often there are no lifts or escalators, particularly in some train stations or hotels. The cobblestone streets, narrow steps and tiny bridges of Europe are very romantic but they’re also a good reason to pack light and leave the wheeling suitcase at home. You may have to carry your bags up and down stairs, as well as some short distances to the hotel (no longer than 30 minutes). Make sure it doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations – check the 'Packing' section of the Essential Trip Information.
  • Don’t let the heat keep you from exploring the world! Summer temperatures can be very high in Europe, making things uncomfortable. It’s essential to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water.
  • It’s bunking season! As some accommodation on this trip is twin or multi-share, solo travellers will share a room with other travellers of the same gender, an excellent opportunity to get to know other like-minded people. A single supplement is unavailable on this trip as space is at a premium in Europe, and your hotel is no exception. For those travelling as a pair, European hotels often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.

Itinerary

Map of Epic Europe: Central And Italy including Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovenia

Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts

Transport

Train, Metro, Private vehicle, Public bus, Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (11 nights), Guest house (3 nights), Hostel (multi-share) (7 nights), Guesthouse (multi-share) (2 nights)

Activities
  • Krakow - Zapiekanka Snack in Kazimierz Quarter
  • Budapest - Market Visit and Snack
  • Budapest – Ruin Bar Visit
  • Verona - Orientation walk & Juliet's Balcony
  • Peschiera del Garda – Orientation walk
  • Parma – Orientation Walk
  • Cinque Terre – Leader-led Hike
  • Cinque Terre – Day Pass
  • Pisa - Half Day Trip
  • Florence – Orientation Walk
  • Florence - Sunset Aperitivo in Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Rome - Orientation Walk
Add on activities
  • Berlin - Storyline of Berlin Urban Adventure - EUR65
  • Berlin - German History Museum - EUR7
  • Berlin - Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz - EUR12
  • Berlin - TV Tower - EUR25
  • Berlin - Checkpoint Charlie Museum - EUR18
  • Berlin - Story of Berlin Museum - EUR14
  • Berlin - Topography of Terror - Free
  • Berlin - Reichstag (time slot must be booked online in advance) - Free
  • Berlin - Schloss Charlottenburg - EUR12
  • Berlin - Berliner Dom Cathedral - EUR10
  • Berlin - Jewish Museum - EUR8
  • Berlin - Bike Tour - EUR30
  • Berlin - Museum Pass (3 Day Ticket) - EUR32
  • Berlin - National History Museum - EUR10
  • Berlin - Spree River Cruise - EUR27
  • Berlin - Pergamon Museum - EUR18
  • Wroclaw - Panorama Raclawicka entrance - PLN50
  • Krakow - Bike Tour (Day or Night) - PLN100
  • Krakow - Galicia Jewish Museum - PLN20
  • Krakow - History Museum - PLN28
  • Krakow - St Mary's Basilica - PLN15
  • Krakow - Wawel Royal Castle - PLN35
  • Wieliczka - Salt Mines Tour - PLN230
  • Oswiecim - Half-Day Trip & Guided Tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau - PLN180
  • Krakow - Walking Tour - Free
  • Prague - Kafka Museum - CZK260
  • Prague - Bike Tour - CZK650
  • Prague - Jewish Quarter - CZK500
  • Kutna Hora - Day Trip (by public transport) - CZK250
  • Prague - Mucha Museum - CZK300
  • Prague - Museum of Communism - CZK380
  • Prague - National Museum - CZK350
  • Prague - Castle Visit - CZK350
  • Kutna Hora - Sedlec Ossuary & Bone Church - CZK160
  • Kutna Hora - Church of St Barbara - CZK160
  • Prague - Town Hall Clock Tower - CZK250
  • Cesky Krumlov - Brewery Tour - CZK200
  • Cesky Krumlov - Guided walking tour - CZK300
  • Cesky Krumlov - Egon Schiele Art Centrum - CZK200
  • Cesky Krumlov - Rafting or Canoe Trip (per person) - CZK1200
  • Cesky Krumlov - Guided Castle Tour - CZK300
  • Vienna - Albertina Museum - EUR19
  • Vienna - Belvedere Gallery (Lower Gallery) - EUR15
  • Vienna - Hofburg Palace & Sisi Museum - EUR16
  • Vienna - Leopold Museum - EUR15
  • Vienna - Prater Ferris Wheel - EUR14
  • Vienna - Schoenbrunn Palace - EUR22
  • Vienna - Spanish Riding School Practice - EUR28
  • Vienna - St Stephen's Tower - EUR6
  • Vienna - Vienna Boys Choir Concert - EUR70
  • Budapest - Bike Ride - HUF6000
  • Budapest - Great Synagogue - HUF9000
  • Budapest - House of Terror - HUF4000
  • Budapest - Hungarian National Museum - HUF2900
  • Budapest - Hungarian State Opera House Tour - HUF7000
  • Budapest - Parliament Tour - HUF10000
  • Budapest - Pub Crawl (starting from) - HUF9000
  • Budapest - Szechenyi Thermal Baths (starting from) - HUF9400
  • Budapest - Transport and Entry to Statue Park - HUF5000
  • Budapest - Central Market - Free
  • Bled - Mountain Bike Hire - EUR25
  • Bled - Pletna Boat Trip - EUR14
  • Triglav National Park - Canyoning - EUR65
  • Bled - Castle - EUR15
  • Triglav National Park - River Rafting - EUR55
  • Triglav National Park - Bus and Cable Car Trip to Mt Vogel - EUR32
  • Triglav National Park - Emerald River Adventure (full day) - EUR110
  • Venice - Doge's Palace & Bridge of Sighs - EUR30
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection - EUR17
  • Venice - St Mark's Campanile - EUR12
  • Venice - St Mark's Basilica Treasury - EUR5
  • Venice - Accademia Gallery - EUR16
  • Ca’ D’Oro - Galería Franchetti - EUR15
  • Venice - Gondola Ride - EUR80
  • Venice - Chicchetti & Wine Tour of Venice Urban Adventure - EUR99
  • Venice - Glass Museum Murano - EUR11
  • Venice - Ca' Rezzonico Museum of Eighteenth Century Art - EUR11
  • Venice - Scuola Grande di San Rocco - EUR14
  • Venice - Museum of St Mark's Basilica - EUR5
  • Peschiera del Garda – Gardaland Park - EUR50
  • Cinque Terre - Coastal Cruise - EUR41
  • Cinque Terre - 'Il Laboratorio del Pesto' Making & Demonstration - EUR25
  • Florence - Foodies Walk Urban Adventure - EUR67
  • Florence - Aperitivo Time! Urban Adventure - EUR77
  • Florence - Pitti Palace (Boboli Gardens, Museo Argenti, Costume Gallery, Porcellain Museum) - EUR12
  • Florence - Bargello Museum - EUR13
  • Florence - Medici Chapels - EUR15
  • Florence - Uffizi Gallery - EUR24
  • Florence - Baptistry, Museo Opera del Duomo, Giotto Bell Tower and Brunelleschi Dome - EUR30
  • Florence - Palazzo Vecchio - EUR12
  • Florence - Accademia - EUR16
  • Vatican City - St Peter's Dome Climb & Elevator - EUR10
  • Vatican City - Vatican Museum - EUR22
  • Rome - Pantheon - EUR5
  • Rome - Christian Catacombs - EUR10
  • Rome - Keats-Shelley Memorial House - EUR6
  • Rome - Venezia Palace - EUR17
  • Rome - Galleria Borghese - EUR16
  • Rome - Castel Sant'Angelo - EUR13
  • Rome - Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill - EUR19

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Important notes

1. Pre and post tour accommodation and transfers are available to book upon request, subject to availability. Please contact your booking agent for more details.
2. A single supplement is not available on this trip.

Essential Trip Information

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Epic Europe: Central and Italy
From
EUR €3,695