Highlights of Central Europe

8 Days | Experience the highlights of Central Europe on a journey through the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary.

4.7 out of 5 based on 31 reviews submitted.
EUR €1,614
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Travel through the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary and experience some of the best bits of Central Europe. From the sleekness of Vienna, and from the architectural triumphs of Prague to the contrasting twin cities of Budapest, see how history, folklore and tradition are threaded through the fabric of modern life. Visit centuries-old castles, be spoilt by greenery in urban jungles, fall in love with Bohemian fairytale towns, marvel at the artistic talents of European masters and dig into a Hungarian feast cooked by a local family, especially for you. This adventure has it all.

Trip overview

Map of Highlights Of Central Europe including Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary
Prague, Czech Republic
Budapest, Hungary
Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 33 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.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Hit three of Central Europe’s big cities; Prague, Vienna and Budapest. With your locally-based leader on hand and plenty of free time to explore at your own pace, you'll get to know all of the best spots and learn plenty of locals-only knowledge.
  • Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Czechia capital city of Prague. Experience Prague Castle – the largest castle complex in the world – and be awed by its 9th-century architecture.
  • Toast to your epic adventure with a home-cooked Hungarian feast on your final evening. You'll be invited into a local family's home where they'll teach you traditional recipes and you'll get a chance to taste your creations at dinner.
  • Join a local guide in the south Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov and learn about the town’s history and thriving folk culture. After all, there’s no one better to show you around than the people that live there.
  • Be treated to sweet delicacies just like grandma would make at Vollpension café in Vienna, where elderly grandparents bake the best cakes and share the best hospitality with their visitors. More than just a cafe, the team here are working to bridge the age gap and provide extra income for seniors.
  • 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?
  • We recommend packing light and smart for this trip as you'll be required to carry your own luggage between train and bus stations and hotels, which can include going up and down multiple flights of stairs, and across cobblestones.
  • Summer temperatures can be extreme in many of the regions visited (over 40C/105F). Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
  • The accommodation we use in Cesky Krumlov is full of character and perfectly represents the spirit of a medieval central European town. This means that the comfort level may be slightly lower compared to the rest of the accommodation used on this trip, however the rustic charm makes up for this.


Map of Highlights Of Central Europe including Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary



7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner


Train, Public bus, Private vehicle, Metro, Taxi, Tram


Hotel (7 nights)

  • Prague - Castle Visit
  • Cesky Krumlov - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Vienna - Kaffee and Kuchen Experience
  • Vienna - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Budapest - Home-cooked meal
  • Budapest - Walking tour with local guide
Add on activities
  • Prague - Jewish Quarter - CZK500
  • Prague - Kafka Museum - CZK260
  • Prague - Mucha Museum - CZK300
  • Prague - Museum of Communism - CZK380
  • Prague - National Museum - CZK350
  • Prague - Town Hall Clock Tower - CZK250
  • Cesky Krumlov - Brewery Tour - CZK200
  • Cesky Krumlov - Rafting or Canoe Trip (per person) - CZK1200
  • Cesky Krumlov - Egon Schiele Art Centrum - CZK200
  • Cesky Krumlov - Guided Castle Tour - CZK300
  • Vienna - Albertina Museum - EUR19
  • Vienna - Belvedere Gallery (Upper & Lower Gallery Combined Ticket) - EUR26
  • Vienna - Leopold Museum - EUR15
  • Vienna - Prater Ferris Wheel - EUR14
  • Vienna - Schoenbrunn Palace - EUR22
  • Vienna - Sisi Museum - EUR18
  • Vienna - Spanish Riding School Practice - EUR28
  • Vienna - St Stephen's Tower - EUR6
  • Budapest - House of Terror - HUF4000
  • Budapest - Hungarian National Museum - HUF2900
  • Budapest - Parliament Tour - HUF10000
  • Budapest - Bike Ride - HUF6000
  • Budapest - Central Market - Free
  • Budapest - Faust Wine Cellar Tasting - EUR21
  • Budapest - Great Synagogue - HUF9000
  • Budapest - Szechenyi Thermal Baths (starting from) - HUF9400
  • Budapest - Transport and Entry to Statue Park - HUF5000

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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4.7 out of 5 based on 31 reviews submitted.
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Ed · Traveled June 2024
I would use Intrepid again. Small groups with flexibility while on the tour. I had a positive experience!
Review submitted 18 Jun 2024

Kathy · Traveled June 2024
My husband and I used another tour company years ago and Intrepid was, by far, the better one. Our tour advisor was friendly, caring, and knowledgeable, our accommodations were first rate, and the itinerary provided us with a nice mix of scheduled trips and opportunities to explore on our own. We also loved the fact that Intrepid cares about the environment; this was a central part of our tour. We will definitely use them again for our next trip.
Review submitted 29 Jun 2024

Harry · Traveled May 2024
An incredible way to experience the sights, beauty and unique cultures of Central Europe when you don’t have a lot of time. Intrepid took away all the hard work and with great orientation in the different locations , you could safely explore independently or with your fellow travelers .
Review submitted 03 Jun 2024

Lynette · Traveled May 2024
Amazing trip - dream destinations an dream tour guide(Lilla). Would highly reccommend. Had a wonderful week for our first intrepid tour - meet some lovely people - had incredible new experiences and it was all made easy by an experienced, caring, friendly and fun guide.
Review submitted 16 Jun 2024

Sherry · Traveled April 2024
What a wonderful trip of Central Europe. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and all of the countries Hats off to Lilla she was an excellent guide with a wealth of knowledge and friendly
Review submitted 01 May 2024
Highlights of Central Europe
EUR €1,614