Get your hit of Central Europe and Italy.
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 and the classic vibes of Vienna, see the might Danube in Budapest, be charmed by Lake Bled, get (good) lost among the canals of Venice, hit up the charmed towns of the Cinque Terre, marvel in the arts culture in Florence and finish with a pizza in the piazzas of Rome. With plenty of free time to do your own thing, there's no better way to see this epic pocket of Europe, all with a crew of like-minded travellers by your side.
Central Europe is all about the narrow alleyways, cobblestone streets and ancient staircases – good thing you’ll be getting around with a small, unobtrusive group, and able to check things out at your own pace – not just catch a glimpse from a bus window.
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!
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.
Never go hungry (or thirsty) with mouth-watering seafood along Italy's coast, fine wine in Tuscany and endless pasta dishes on offer in Rome.
Discover the country within a city at the Vatican with a leader-led tour of St Peter’s Basilica, packed with rich history and full of religious icons and unforgettable artwork.
This is a trip designed for travellers aged 18 to 29s – full of fun, flexibility and plenty of free time to explore at your own pace.
Less daylight hours spent travelling; more time to explore each destination. This trip includes an overnight train journey from Berlin to Krakow. 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.
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. You may have to carry your bags up and down stairs, as well as some short distances to the hotel (no longer than 30min), so make sure it doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations in the 'Packing' section of the Essential Trip Information.
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.
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. Please note that 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.
Some of the best scenery is found on the Cinque Terre walks, which can be quite steep and long at times. While this trip doesn't require a high level of fitness, it’s essential to be at least moderately fit if you want to take part in all activities.
Single supplement is not available on this trip.
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