Experience the incredible highlights of Central Europe; travel through Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary.
Travel through Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary and experience the incredible highlights of Central Europe. From the raucousness of Munich to 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 sip wine splashed with romance in an atmospheric underground cellar.
Sip a brew in the beer capital of the world, Munich, and delight in the city's amazing food market culture
Make most of free time in Prague by seeing a world of architectural styles, experiencing the city's bohemian hospitality and immersing yourself in one of Europe's most celebrated jazz scenes
Cycle through rolling hills and the medieval city of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic
Immerse yourself in the history, architecture and bohemian vibes of the Czech Republic. Enjoy low-lit jazz bars in Prague before stepping right into a fairytale in the World Heritage-listed town of Cesky Krumlov
An orientation walk around Vienna is the perfect way to appreciate the rich offerings of art and history on display in the Austrian capital
Enjoy a scenic walk along the banks of the River Danube in Budapest. Threaded with bridges and hemmed in by castles and historic city buildings, Europe’s second longest river is also one of its most beautiful
The most of transportation on this trip is done by train. European trains are comfortable and often decked out with air-conditioning. Toilets are always available. Some of the trains have snack bars (or vending machines) and power points next to the seats but that cannot be guaranteed on every journey. Train travel is a fast way to traverse long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. Please note that you will have to carry your own luggage on and off the train, and also up or down few flights of stairs as unfortunately some of the stations may not have lifts. Make sure the luggage doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations. You can find this information in the 'What to Take' section of the trip notes.
In many Central European cities streets are made of cobblestones. On this trip this is the case in Czech Republic and Hungary especially. It is recommended that you leave any wheelie bags/case at home and bring a backpack instead.
Summer temperatures can be extreme 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 carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same sex. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. However, if you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge. Please ask your travel consultant for more details. Also, hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.
Accommodation we intent to use in Cesky Krumlov is full of charm and character and it perfectly represents the spirit of medieval central European town. The rustic charm though means the comfort may be slightly lower to the rest of accommodation we use on this trip.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
2019 ITINERARY CHANGES
In line with travellers feedback we have decided to change the itinerary of this trip. We will no longer start in Munich, but in Prague. We will enjoy a food tasting and drinks included in Prague as well as welcome dinner. Overall trip length will remain the same as at the end of the trip we will have one extra night in Budapest in order to have plenty of time to discover the Pearl of the Danube.
Single supplement is available throughout the trip. Please ask your travel consultant for more details.
Our Highlights of Central Europe trips score an average of 4.69 out of 5 based on 32 reviews in the last year.
Overall great trip. Sometimes the large range of ages restricts certain activities that are more adventurous.
Review submitted 31 Aug 2018