Berlin to Budapest

8 Days | From Berlin to Budapest, bask in the Bohemian glow of eastern Europe

5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
GBP £1,050
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Mix medieval castles with underground absinthe bars on this eight-day adventure through Central Europe. Start strong with Berlin’s blend of historic sites and modern comforts before experiencing the unique landscape at Bastei. Head to Prague, a Bohemian cultural hub, and take in the beautiful city by day and the buzz of Old Town by night. Bratislava holds many old-world charms along with plenty of imaginative statues, and Budapest is packed with winding streets to explore. With plenty of free time at each stop and a leader on hand providing the know-how, you won’t be short of stories after this trip.

Trip overview

Map of Berlin To Budapest including Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia
Berlin, Germany
Budapest, Hungary
Explorer, Rail
Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Begin your adventure in Berlin – an exciting city with a complex history. In your own time, see the remaining fragments of the infamous wall that once divided the city, but now unites it with murals and memorials.
  • Take in some of Germany’s best views from the heights of Bastei – a towering sandstone formation home to a medieval castle.
  • Immerse yourself in the bohemian vibes of the Czech Republic, soak up the smooth sounds of jazz at a low-lit bar in Prague and sample locally made pilsners.
  • With plenty of free time in vibrant Budapest at the end of your trip, whether you end up taking a slow cruise down the Danube or downing a couple of local brews in a ruin bar is totally up to you!
  • Make cross-country travel a breeze with a European trip including train travel. Enjoy extra time to sit back, relax, play games with your fellow travellers or watch the changing scenery roll by.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Cooperativa Coraggio. Donations help them regenerate 22 hectares of unused public land to create local jobs and produce organic food in Italy. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This itinerary has a mix of included activities and free time when your leader will offer suggestions. Please budget spending money for optional activities you want to take part in.
  • A short hike is included on this trip from Rathen to Bastei (approximately 3-4 km return). It is an amazing place to discover on foot, but to do so you'll need a moderate level of fitness and suitable footwear and clothing. If trekking isn’t your thing, have no fear, as you'll have the option to explore Dresden or Rathen instead.
  • Accommodation on this trip is basic. Hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together/apart. Rooms can be small, especially compared to American or Australian standards, and in most cases bathroom facilities will be shared rather than ensuite.
  • Summer temperatures can be very high in many of the regions visited (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat, and drink plenty of water. Please keep in mind that many European hotel rooms are not equipped with air-conditioning. Carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
  • The primary means of transportation on this trip is by train. Train travel is a fast way to traverse long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. Trains are comfortable and often decked out with air-conditioning, toilets, a snack bar (or vending machine) and power points. You'll have to carry your own luggage on and off the train, as well as some short distances to the hotel (no longer than 30 minutes), so make sure it doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations. You can find details in the 'What to Take' section of the Essential Trip Information.


Map of Berlin To Budapest including Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia



4 breakfasts


Train, Tram, Metro, Public Bus


Hotel (7 nights)

  • Bastei - Hike
  • Prague - Czech Brewery Visit
Add on activities
  • Berlin - Museum Pass (3 Day Ticket) - EUR32
  • Berlin - Bike Tour - EUR30
  • Berlin - Jewish Museum - EUR8
  • Berlin - National History Museum - EUR10
  • Berlin - Pergamon Museum - EUR18
  • Berlin - Spree River Cruise - EUR27
  • Berlin - Berliner Dom Cathedral - EUR10
  • Berlin - TV Tower - EUR25
  • Berlin - Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz - EUR12
  • Berlin - German History Museum - EUR7
  • Berlin - Checkpoint Charlie Museum - EUR18
  • Berlin - Schloss Charlottenburg - EUR12
  • Berlin - Reichstag (time slot must be booked online in advance) - Free
  • Berlin - Topography of Terror - Free
  • Dresden - Electric Car Manufacturer Tour - EUR9
  • Prague - Castle Visit - CZK350
  • Prague - National Museum - CZK350
  • Prague - Town Hall Clock Tower - CZK250
  • Prague - Museum of Communism - CZK380
  • Prague - Jewish Quarter - CZK500
  • Prague - Bike Tour - CZK650
  • Prague - Kafka Museum - CZK260
  • Prague - Mucha Museum - CZK300
  • Kutna Hora - Day Trip (by public transport) - CZK250
  • Kutna Hora - Church of St Barbara - CZK160
  • Kutna Hora - Sedlec Ossuary & Bone Church - CZK160
  • Bratislava - Blue Church Bratislava - Free
  • Bratislava - Kamzik TV Tower - Free
  • Bratislava - Slavin War Memorial - Free
  • Budapest - Szechenyi Thermal Baths (starting from) - HUF9400
  • Budapest - Pub Crawl (starting from) - HUF9000
  • Budapest - Central Market - Free
  • Budapest - Transport and Entry to Statue Park - HUF5000
  • Budapest - Parliament Tour - HUF10000
  • Budapest - Great Synagogue - HUF9000
  • Budapest - Bike Ride - HUF6000
  • Budapest - Hungarian National Museum - HUF2900
  • Budapest - House of Terror - HUF4000

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is not available on this trip.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
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Allison · Traveled June 2024
Very enjoyable and informative trip! I really appreciated traveling with intrepid as I feel Eastern Europe would be difficult to navigate on my own. The countries are not as catered to international tourists as other places I have travelled to. Highly recommend this trip if you want to feel immersed in the culture and enjoy the history of Eastern Europe!
Review submitted 27 Jun 2024

Hayden · Traveled June 2024
Saša singlehandedly made the trip a delight, reassuring in his experience and local knowledge plus language, which made everything a breeze and easy to adapt on the go. He went out of his way to ensure we were having a good way and could make the most of our time, in a friendly and engaging manner.
Review submitted 09 Jun 2024

Linda · Traveled May 2024
Wonderful trip filled with plenty to see and do. Monica our tourbleader was wonderful.
Review submitted 27 May 2024

Linda · Traveled May 2024
Fantastic tour great lot of travellers in the group Monica tour leader was so knowledgeable made it so good
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Mary-Lane · Traveled May 2024
Berlin to Budapest by train is a great trip. Just enough time in each city to do a whirlwind tour and catch the high points. Our guide Levi was attentive, organized and gave each group Member individual attention. This is our 6th intrepid tour and we love the independent exploring but the assist on getting from city to city.
Review submitted 21 May 2024
Berlin to Budapest
GBP £1,050