Central Europe Group Tour: 2 Weeks

Key Information

Duration: 13 Nights/14 Days

Starts: London

Finishes: London

Cities Visited: Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Venice and Paris (for the morning).

Transport: Trains including two night trains.

Accommodation: 10 nights in hostel dorms, 1 night in camping lodge, 2 nights in sleeper train couchettes.

Group size: 4 – 20

Age range: 18 – 39

Dates: Departures on Mon 02 Jul, Mon 06 Aug 2018, Mon 03 Sep, Mon 01 Oct and Mon 05 Nov.

Price: £1739 per person

Deposit: £150 per person (Full balance due 90 days prior to departure)

Includes: Dedicated Group Tour Leader, all trains and accommodation in top hostels, free 24 hour public transport cards/tickets in each city, essential sightseeing trips in each city such as a dinner cruise on the Danube, Berlin’s TV Tower and entrance to Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna (see items in bold in the descriptions).

What is Included?

  • All transport tickets including Eurostar to and from London.
  • Any Interrail or Eurail passes if required, based on the best value for you.
  • Seat reservations on high-speed rail and night trains.
  • Accommodation in top-rated, centrally located hostels tested by us.
  • Essential activities, such as tours, day trips, historic sights and museums.
  • Breakfast in every hostel where available
  • A 24 hour public transport card in every city plus transfers to stations via public transport.
  • Optional additional walking tours, pub crawls and other activities at our partner hostels.
  • Dedicated Tour Leader throughout.


Your Tour Leader

Travelling with you throughout, your tour leader will ensure the trip runs smoothly; getting you on the right train and making sure you arrive safely at your hostel in each city.

They’ll also be exploring the city with you, coordinating essential and optional activities – such as city tours and pub crawls – not to mention making sure you’ve got a cold beer waiting for you upon arrival at each hostel!

Any problems or queries you might have during your trip, they’re your point of contact. That means all you need to do is relax and enjoy the journey! They don’t accept tips from you or get a commission anywhere they take you – its all genuine friendly advice from experience.

Europe Itinerary

Unmissable Activites

In every city we include an unmissable activity in the price – whether it’s a gondola ride, entry to must-see cultural attractions, or a sunset view from a vantage point in the city, we’ve got something for everyone.

On this trip you’ll see panoramic night time views from the Berlin TV Tower, go on a tour of Prague’s 9th century castle, visit a Viennese Baroque palace and take a gondola ride through Venice.

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Itinerary

 


LONDON

Meet your tour leader and the rest of your group at a pub near to St Pancras International Train Station.


Eurostar (via Brussels)


AMSTERDAM (2 Nights)

With 2 nights here you’ll have time to take advantage of the liberal nightlife in the evenings and ramble among the multitude of museums and art galleries in the day time. On arrival, enjoy a cold one at the hostel bar before heading out to make the most of the city’s nightlife. On Day 2, explore the red light district and then head over for a beer at the Heineken Experience which is included (dependent on availability). Spend the rest of your day chilling out in the city’s gorgeous parks, relaxed riverside bars and pretty markets.

Highlights

  • Included: Heineken Experience (dependent on availability)
  • Visit the Van Gogh Museum
  • Discover Europe’s biggest historic centre by bike



Direct Train

 

BERLIN (3 Nights)

Hop across Europe again, this time to Berlin for three nights. First night, drop your stuff at the hostel and enjoy a quick welcome drink before you head up the classic Berlin landmark – Alexanderplatz’ TV tower to watch the sun set over this buzzing city.

The next day you’ve got free – the perfect opportunity to Explore Europe’s coolest city and marvel at the contrast between old and new – take a bike or walking tour, head out to the East Side gallery or book yourself tickets to the Reichstag dome – not forgetting to taste some local beer and a classic currywurst! In the evening, join us at the hostel bar for Youtube Karaoke and beers late into the evening.

Day 3 in Berlin is a chilled one – take the morning free to check out more museums and sights if you fancy, and then rejoin the group for our afternoon activity. We’ll be heading to the Badeschiff for an afternoon of poolside chilling, paddle boarding, street food and beers.

Highlights

  • – Included: Tickets to Berlin’s TV tower to see the awesome views
  • Optional trip to Badeschiff pool & bar- chill out by the Spree
  • See a section of the old Berlin Wall
  • Visit Check Point Charlie
  • Climb the dome of the renovated Reichstag
  • Discover the nightlife of Schoneberg and Kreuzberg
  • Youtube Karaoke at the the hostel’s MicroBrewery & Bar



Direct train

PRAGUE (3 Nights)

Take the train East to the capital of the Czech Republic for 3 nights. Prague’s centre is crammed full of history and architecture, you’ll feel like you’re walking around a fairytale city. Take in the beauty of Prague from the river on your included dinner cruise on the beautiful Danube River. The next day we’ll explore the city by evening, with a tour of the best eating and drinking spots Prague has to offer.

Highlights

  • Included: Dinner Cruise on the Danube River
  • Join us for an optional food and drinks tour of the city
  • Marvel at the curvy design of the dancing building
  • Try all the Czech Pilsner beers in the old town pub
  • Optional activities booked through the hostel

Direct train

VIENNA (2 Nights + Sleeper Train)

Then make the short train journey to Vienna for a two night stay. The capital of the Habsburg Empire is overflowing with awe-inspiring palaces – you’ll see a perfect example on your included trip to the famous Schonnbrunn Palace. If that doesn’t capture your imagination, rest assured that Vienna has some of Europe’s best bars and nightclubs to make the most of. On day 2, you’ll have another free day to do with as you wish. Explore Naschmarkt for some arsty bargains, or treat yourself to afternoon tea in one of Vienna’s civilised cafes. On day 3 we’ll have a relaxed afternoon spent  chilling out by the Danube.

 

Highlights

  • Visit and tickets to Schonnbrunn Palace
  • Visit the Spanish riding school of Vienna
  • Eat real Apple Strudel and Wiener Schnitzel
  • Go to a classical concert in a city renowned for music
  • Optional activities booked through the hostel (not included)

Direct sleeper train staying in a 6 berth couchette

 

VENICE (1 Night)

The next night, fall asleep in Vienna and wake up in Venice on your first sleeper train of the trip. Here you have 2 whole days to explore the intricate network of canals that form the veins of the city. Don’t spend too much time relaxing at the pool or by the canals though, as there’s plenty to see and do on the 127 islands that form the medieval city. On day 1, take a trip up to Basilica San Marco and enjoy the glorious views. On day 2 in Venice, tick off the ultimate Venetian bucket list item – the Gondola ride! Enjoy a dreamy hour spent drifting through this majestic city, before heading off on the sleeper train to Paris.

Highlights

  • Gondola Ride
  • Cross the iconic St Mark’s Square
  • Get lost in the alleyways and canals of the city
  • Ride the vaporetto down the grand canal
  • Optional activities booked through the hostel (not included)

Direct sleeper train to Paris staying in a 6 berth couchette

Paris – morning

You’ll be met by another guide at the station in Paris. Transfer across the city to Gare Du Nord and enjoy a relaxed breakfast, before boarding your homeward Eurostar to London.

>Direct Eurostar from Paris to London

Finally, toast your new friends with a quick drink before saying your goodbyes… for now.

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