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 25 reviews submitted.
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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 private chef especially for you. This adventure has it all.

Trip overview

Map of Highlights Of Central Europe including Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary
Start
Prague, Czech Republic
Finish
Budapest, Hungary
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
AMKB
This trip generates 28.79 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. Better yet, enjoy an orientation walk in each city to take in all of the sights, find the best spots and learn the little-known facts about these mesmerizing cities.
  • Immerse yourself in the history and culture in the Czech Republic’s capital city of Prague. Experience Prague Castle – the largest castle complex in the world – and be awed by its 9th century architecture.
  • Join a local guide in the south Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov and learn about the town’s history and thriving folk-culture. Afterall, 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.
  • Toast to your epic adventure with a 3-course, home-cooked, Hungarian feast on your final evening, prepared especially for you and your new-found travel companions by a local chef.

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.

Itinerary

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 Highlights Of Central Europe including Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Transport

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

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights)

Activities
  • Prague - Welcome Dinner
  • Prague - Castle Visit
  • Cesky Krumlov - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Vienna - Kaffee und Kuchen Experience
  • Vienna - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Budapest - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Budapest - Private dinner with a local chef
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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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 25 reviews submitted.
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Gina · Traveled September 2023
Our trip exceeded our expectations thanks to Lilla’s brilliant leadership. She was incredibly welcoming and accommodating to everyone’s wants and needs. I was so impressed with how knowledgeable she was about each of the city’s extensive histories. She was able to foster a group environment where everyone enjoyed hanging out and learning together. I would never question booking a trip if I knew Lilla was at the helm. We miss her already!
Review submitted 04 Oct 2023

Amy · Traveled September 2023
Review submitted 04 Oct 2023

Anna · Traveled September 2023
The Highlights of Central Europe was my first time solo travelling and first time overseas from Australia. Our group leader was Mirek and he did a spectacular job looking after our group of 10, amazing knowledge of all destinations visited and fantastic recommendations along the way. The tour covered a lot in just 8 days, excellent accommodation along the way. Highly recommend!
Review submitted 15 Oct 2023

Shelina · Traveled September 2023
Review submitted 28 Sep 2023

Carla · Traveled September 2023
Beautiful cities, great people on the group, amazing leader. Good balance between group and solo/free time. I loved the experience. As always, trips give me perspective, and a well rounded learning experience.
Review submitted 12 Sep 2023
Highlights of Central Europe
From
GBP £1,950