Real Central Europe

15 Days | Experience bohemian Central Europe with like-minded young travellers

5 out of 5 based on 45 reviews submitted.
18 to 29s
EUR €1,862
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This trip is for the 18 to 29 year olds

Beginning in Germany and ending in Italy, this tour hits seven countries but doesn’t rush them. See historic landmarks, medieval squares, hilltop castles, romantic canals and make memories that will last a lifetime. Beginning in Europe’s alt-capital Berlin, walk the ‘Royal Route’ in Krakow, soak up the terracotta views of Prague and Cesky Krumlov, be charmed by Lake Bled, and finish up among the canals of Venice. Split your time between uncovering local secrets with your leader and exploring at your own pace. The best part? You’ll be doing it all with like-minded young travellers who want to travel Central Europe the same way you do.

Trip overview

Map of Real Central Europe including Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovenia
Berlin, Germany
Venice, Italy
18 to 29s
Italy, Slovenia, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Physical rating
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Min 18 - Max 29
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
This trip generates 24.89 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.
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
  • Discover the magical Cesky Krumlov, you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd stepped straight into a fairytale filled with medieval buildings, verdant countryside and the flowing Vltava River.
  • With two days spent in almost every destination, you’ll have time to eat, shop and sightsee at your own pace – not just catch a glimpse from a bus window.
  • Step into the pages of a fairy-tale on the shore of Slovenia’s Lake Bled. See the church on the island in the lake’s centre and treat yourself to a slice of cream cake.
  • So much of what is great about Europe – art, history, music – can be found in Vienna, but it’s sometimes overlooked by younger travellers. Not on our watch!
  • We provide the European local to show you around, a comfortable place to rest your head and a spot on the train (or minivan). The rest is up to you.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Trains are a fast way to cross long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. They are comfortable and all have toilets but can sometimes be quite busy.
  • The best way to experience a city is by doing as the locals do – and in this case that means using public transport such as trams, buses or metro at some locations. You’ll get an authentic look at daily life; just be aware you may find yourself sharing a busy bus ride with local commuters.
  • Europe is steeped in history, which means sometimes 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. 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 30min). Make sure it doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations in 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, which can make things uncomfortable. It’s important 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-share, solo travellers will share a room with other travellers of the same gender, a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people. A single supplement is not available on this trip as space is at a premium in Europe and your hotel is no exception. For those travelling as a pair, hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

Map of Real Central Europe including Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovenia



5 breakfasts


Train, Metro, Private vehicle, Public bus, Taxi


hotel (9 nights), Guest house (3 nights), hostel ( 2 nights)

  • Krakow - Zapiekanka Snack in Kazimierz Quarter
  • Budapest - Market Visit and Snack
  • Budapest – Ruin Bar Visit
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

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Important notes

1. Pre and post tour additional accommodation and departure transfer are available to book upon request, subject to availability. Please contact your Travel Consultant for more details.
2. A Single supplement is not available on this trip.

Essential Trip Information

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5 out of 5 based on 45 reviews submitted.
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Kimberly · Traveled September 2023
This trip was absolutely amazing! I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to travel with, the leader was fantastic, and the destinations were all beautiful. Would highly recommend.
Review submitted 07 Oct 2023

Billy · Traveled September 2023
A fantastic trip, 10/10. So cool to see some more interesting locations throughout Central Europe lead effectively from our great tour leader Vanessa!
Review submitted 16 Sep 2023

Grace · Traveled September 2023
You will not regret this trip. Our guide, Vanessa, was absolutely incredible, with extensive knowledge of the cities, food, people, and history. Could not recommend this trip, and Vanessa, highly enough.
Review submitted 15 Sep 2023

Madeline · Traveled September 2023
Would recommend the Real Central Europe tour to anyone, especially if you get Vanessa as your guide! So much history, culture and, of course, delish food. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
Review submitted 16 Sep 2023

Tayla · Traveled September 2023
This trip was an excellent way to see a lot of Central Europe, our tour leader, Vanessa, was incredible with great activity, food and coffee recommendations in all the cities, and our small group of awesome people really made the trip.
Review submitted 17 Sep 2023
Real Central Europe
EUR €1,862