Best of Central Europe Overview

Travel through Austria, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. The Best of Central Europe tour combines popular sights with unique experiences.

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Travel through Austria, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic

Experience the best of this old-world region on a journey through enchanting Central Europe. Travel to Austria and be immersed in the country's superb musical heritage and step back in time in the castles of the Czech Republic. Experience Polish traditions while exploring the romantic Old Town of Krakow and get active in Slovakia's Tatra Mountains. Conclude this classical adventure by taking the road less travelled to Budapest.

  • Be captivated by Bratislava
  • Discover weird rock formations in Teplice nad Metuji
  • Explore fairytale Cesky Krumlov
  • Get a taste of Bohemia in the Czech Republic
  • Hike in the majestic Tatra Mountains
  • Soak in one of Budapest's famous thermal baths
  • Soak up the smooth sounds of jazz in a Prague bar
  • Stroll along the Ringstrasse in Vienna

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Vienna, Austria
  • Finish:

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    11 breakfasts
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (8 nts), Pension (3 nts), Private apartment (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bicycle, Bus, Metro, Private Bus, Train
  • Included activities:

    Cycling trip (weather and season permitting), Day trip, Bratislava, Guided visit to State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Hiking in the Vysoke Tatry mountains (not between Nov and Mar), Vienna Orientation Walk, Walk in the Teplice National Park

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    184kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

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Days 1-3 Vienna/Bratislava

Once the centre of the Habsburg Empire, Vienna is today a cosmopolitan city with music in the air and the grandeur of a golden past. Nestled on the picturesque Danube, Bratislava boasts a beautiful Old Town, and has a wealth of medieval towers, elegant castles and Baroque palaces to explore. With an array of architectural marvels, a cuisine to relish and a refined arts scene celebrating both the classic and modern, Vienna is a joy to discover.

Days 4-5 Cesky Krumlov

The picturesque medieval town of Cesky Krumlov is straight out of a fairytale. A stunning castle towers over the quaint old town, which boasts beautiful buildings and a confusion of cobbled alleyways.

Days 6-8 Prague

Prague is an unforgettable city that has everyone in raptures. With a unique gallery of historic buildings and a charm that permeates from every stone, prepare for a cultural highlight.

Day 9 Teplice nad Metuji

The picturesque town of Teplice nad Metuji is part of a national park and home to some crazy looking rocks, great hiking trails and beautiful woodlands.

Days 10-11 Krakow

With a fascinating history and a charming World Heritage-listed old town, Krakow, the residence of Polish kings for centuries, has riches around very corner.

Days 12-13 Tatra Mountains

Creating a natural border between Slovakia and Poland, the striking Tatra Mountains are popular for winter sports and hiking - and are as beautiful as the Alps.

Days 14-15 Budapest

Budapest's grand architecture and boulevards evoke a time gone by, while glamorous stores and glitzy restaurants make this one of Europe's truly great cities.
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