Real Central Europe

15 Days | Experience the bustling bohemian art culture of Central Europe

5 out of 5 based on 52 reviews submitted.
18 to 35s
USD $2,310
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This trip is for the 18 to 35 year olds

Beginning in Germany and ending in Italy, this 15-day trip hits a whopping seven countries. You’ll see historic landmarks, medieval squares, hilltop castles, romantic canals and thriving nightlife as you make memories that 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 picturesque Lake Bled and finish up among the postcard-perfect canals of Venice. Uncover local secrets with your leader and explore at your own pace, making the most of all the optional activities that you want to do. The best part? You’ll be doing it all with like-minded young travellers who want to travel Central Europe in the same way.

Trip overview

Map of Real Central Europe including Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovenia
Berlin, Germany
Venice, Italy
18 to 35s
Italy, Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria
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Min 18 - Max 35
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
This trip generates 25 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

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Affordable trips with the freedom to choose how you spend your time

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You book, we donate to help support local communities

Why you'll love this trip
  • Start your trip with a bang in Berlin, where history and modern culture intertwine. If it’s nightlife you’re after, Germany’s capital is home to thriving bars, underground clubs and an alternative scene not to be missed.
  • Eat your way through Europe with a local leader who knows all the best spots. Enjoy an included market visit in Budapest, try Zapiekanka in Krakow and find delicious street food in Italy and Prague.
  • Discover the magical Cesky Krumlov – you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd stepped straight into a fairytale, as this place is filled with medieval buildings, lush countryside and the flowing Vltava River.
  • Dive into Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Venice and Krakow – with two nights spent in almost every destination, you’ll have time to eat, shop and sightsee at your own pace and not just catch a glimpse from a bus window.
  • Step into the pages of a fairytale on the shore of Slovenia’s Lake Bled – home to the bluest waters you might ever see. Explore the church on the island, walk around the lake surrounded by mountains and treat yourself to a slice of cream cake.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The best way to experience a city is by doing as the locals do – that means using public transport such as trams, trains, buses and metro at some locations. You’ll get an authentic look at daily life but be aware you may find yourself sharing a busy bus ride with local commuters. The trains used on this trip are comfortable, and all have toilets but can also be very busy.
  • Europe is steeped in history, which means sometimes the 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 but 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 30 minutes). Make sure it doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations – check 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, making things uncomfortable. It’s essential 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 or multishare, solo travellers will share a room with other travellers of the same gender, an excellent opportunity to get to know other like-minded people. A single supplement is unavailable on this trip as space is at a premium in Europe, and your hotel is no exception. For those travelling as a pair, European hotels often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.
  • This trip is a great way to see a lot in a short period of time and it can be part of a longer itinerary if you have more time to explore. You might like to check out Epic Europe: Central and Italy


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), Guesthouse (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 accommodation and departure transfers are available to book upon request, subject to availability. Please contact your booking agent 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 52 reviews submitted.
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Monique · Traveled May 2024
This trip was amazing, our group was super fun and Levente our tour guide was awesome! Definitely recommend for anyone wanting to get out of their comfort zone and explore new places.
Review submitted 06 Jun 2024

Julia · Traveled May 2024
The 18-35 Real Central Europe trip was amazing. It was so cool to visit new places and gain new friends. Our tour leader was very knowledgeable and the inclusion and accommodations were great!
Review submitted 06 Jun 2024

Maya · Traveled May 2024
This trip was truly amazing and a great way to see lots of countries on a budget! Hope you get Levente as your tour leader we was amazing!
Review submitted 06 Jun 2024

Gabriella · Traveled May 2024
The destinations are great. I was pleasantly surprised by the accommodations, even though they were noisy (bring earplugs). We had a group of 15, which was great as other tour companies are too big. Our tour leader made transport easier as we didn’t have to worry about anything. Would recommend this trip and would use intrepid again.
Review submitted 06 Jun 2024

Franco · Traveled May 2024
An unforgettably fun experience that will be cherished forever.
Review submitted 18 May 2024
Real Central Europe
USD $2,310