Central Europe

  • London
  • Amsterdam
  • Berlin
  • Prague
  • Budapest
  • Vienna
  • Venice
Duration

14 nights/15 days

Group Size

5-20 people

Age Range

18-35

Reviews
578 Reviews
Transport

Eurostar travel from London, and all high-speed trains across Europe including one night train in comfortable couchette compartments.

Flights home from Venice are not included and must be purchased separately, or we can arrange overnight train travel from Venice back to your nearest mainland UK station for only £110pp!

Accommodation

13 nights in top-rated hostels, and 1 night in a couchette (bed) on the train.

Activities

Activities included! e.g. gondola ride, pub crawls, sunset cruise as well as optional sightseeing trips on other days with your tour leader.

Sustainability

This trip only creates 103.7 kg of carbon emissions! To fly the same route would cost 663 ♻️

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Central Europe

Trip Style

Our Central Europe route is a fast-paced tour of Europe’s most popular destinations. Experience authentic European backpacking, travelling with a small group of likeminded people, staying in hostels and travelling on public transport with an experienced guide.

You’ll have either between one and three nights in each city, making this the ultimate way to experience lots of famous European landmarks in a short amount of time. With unmissable included activities and an exciting library of optional excursions as well as plenty of opportunities for self-guided exploring, this is the ultimate way to experience all that Central Europe has to offer.

Travelling with you throughout, your tour leader will ensure your trip goes smoothly; making sure you arrive in each destination safely. They’ll also co-ordinate essential and optional activities such as walking tours and pub crawls- not to mention making sure you’ve got a cold beer waiting for you upon arrival in each hostel.

Euroventure take all the stress out of travelling so that you’re free to relax and enjoy your trip!

Description

Tick off some of Europe’s most famous capital cities with our 2 week Group Tour!

You’ll have two to three nights in each location, with plenty of time to explore historic sights, culture, nightlife and more. There’ll be unmissable activities which are included in your price – but there will also be other optional activities on offer. We’ve also included a few free days throughout your trip, so that you can chill out and do whatever you fancy.

Throughout the trip we’ll hang out as a group at least once in each city for drinks – you’ll be travelling with other like minded travellers, as well as your dedicated tour leader.

What's Included?

  • All train tickets between cities including Eurostar to Amsterdam from London (flight home is not included)
  • All Interrail passes
  • Seat reservations on high-speed rail and night trains
  • Accommodation in top-rated, centrally located hostels tested by us
  • Tons of essential activities, such as tours, day trips, and historic sights
  • Breakfast in some hostels (depending on availability)
  • Free arrival drink in every hostel which has a bar
  • Transfers to and from the hostel and included activities by public transport
  • The option to do additional walking tours, pub crawls and other activities
  • Peace of mind with alternative travel included if there is a strike or similar disruption
  • A Tour Leader to travel with you and coordinate your trip throughout

 

Itinerary

You’ll have two to three nights in each location, with plenty of time to explore historic sights, culture, nightlife and more. In each city there’ll be an unmissable activity which is included in your price – but there will also be other optional activities on offer. We’ve also included a few free days throughout your trip, so that you can chill out and do whatever you fancy.

couple taking a selfie in front of the Tower of London

London

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

London Guides
a blue and grey bike resting against a railing over a canal in amsterdam

Amsterdam (3 Nights)

With 3 nights here you’ll have time to take advantage of Amsterdam’s 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 Amsterdam’s famed nightlife (included).

On Day 2, explore the red light district and then spend the rest of your day chilling out in the city’s gorgeous parks, relaxed riverside bars and pretty markets.

On your last full day in Amsterdam why not visit one of the many museums such as Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum or Anne Frank’s House.

Amsterdam Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Amsterdam Pub Crawl
  • Optional: Johan Cruyff Stadium Tour
  • Optional: Flying Experience
  • Optional: A’dam Lookout
  • Optional: Canal Cruise
  • Optional: Heineken Experience
  • Optional: Rijksmuseum
  • Suggestion: Take a walk through De Wallen, otherwise known as the ‘Red Light District’
  • Suggestion: Discover Europe’s biggest historic centre by bike

typical monument of berlin

Berlin (3 Nights)

First night, drop your stuff at the hostel and before we head out on an optional pub crawl in the streets of Berlin.

The next morning, we’ll head to a classic Berlin landmark – the East Side Gallery (included) to see the remaining section of the Berlin Wall and the new street art which now adorns it. The rest of the day you’ve got free time – 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 Brandenburg Gate or book yourself tickets to the Reichstag dome!

Day 3 in Berlin is a chilled one – take the morning free to check out more museums and sights if you fancy, or head to the Badeschiff for an afternoon of poolside chilling, paddle boarding, street food and beers.

Berlin Guides
Highlights

  1. Included: A trip to the East Side Gallery- the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall
  2. Optional: Berlin Pub Crawl
  3. Optional: Olympic Stadium
  4. Optional: Ice Bar + 3 free drinks
  5. Optional: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
  6. Optional: TV Tower
  7. Suggestion: Visit Check Point Charlie
  8. Suggestion: Climb the dome of the renovated Reichstag
  9. Suggestion: Discover the nightlife of Schoneberg and Kreuzberg

Charles Bridge Prague

Prague (2 Nights)

Take the train east to the capital of the Czech Republic for 2 nights. Prague’s centre is crammed full of history and architecture; you’ll feel like you’re walking around a fairytale city. We’ll explore the city by evening, with an optional pub crawl.

The next day, join us on an optional walking tour of the city, followed by a trip to Prague Castle for spectacular views (optional). In the evening, we’ll take in the beauty of Prague with a sunset cruise on the Vltava River (included).

Prague Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Sunset Cruise on the Vltava River
  • Optional: Prague Castle
  • Optional: Prague Pub Crawl

view of the chain bridge in budapest at night

Budapest (3 Nights)

A magnificent Eastern European city to explore – Budapest is really a spectacle by day and night. Think rich homemade foods, craft beers, lit-up buildings and river tours… there is no end to the things you can do in the crown jewel of the Danube.

Check out the ruin bars hidden around the Pest side of the city- These dilapidated buildings have found new life as independent restaurants bars and markets, serving up some of the best food and drinks in the city!

Budapest Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Soak those aching traveller muscles in Szechenyi Baths after a jam-packed week
  • Optional: Party Cruise
  • Optional: Gellert Spa
  • Optional: Hungarian Parliament Tour
  • Optional: Buda Castle Explorer
  • Suggestion: Explore Budapest’s quirky markets and shops
  • Suggestion: Experience unique nightlife with a ruin pub crawl
  • Suggestion: Cycle the banks of the beautiful Danube

Vienna (1 Night)

Then make the short train journey to Vienna for a one night stay. The capital of the Habsburg Empire is overflowing with awe-inspiring palaces to wonder around. Shake things up and instead of walking everywhere soak up the culture from the water with an afternoon of paddleboarding by the Danube (included). 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.

Spend your second day exploring the Naschmarkt for some artsy bargains, or treat yourself to afternoon tea in one of Vienna’s civilised cafes. In the evening, we’ll board the sleeper train for our overnight journey to Venice!

Vienna Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Prater Park/Paddleboarding (season dependent)
  • Optional: Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour
  • Suggestion: Visit the Spanish riding school of Vienna
  • Suggestion: Eat real Apple Strudel and Wiener Schnitzel
  • Suggestion: Go to a classical concert in a city renowned for music

group of people on a gondola in venice

Venice (1 Night)

The next night, fall asleep in Vienna and wake up in Venice. 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 by the canals though, as there’s plenty to see and do on the 127 islands that form this medieval city.

On day 1, tick off the ultimate Venetian bucket list item – the Gondola ride! (included). After a Venetian lunch or a quick slice of pizza, you have a free afternoon/evening to explore so why not take a trip up to Basilica San Marco and enjoy the glorious views, before we end the trip with a few drinks.

Make the most of your night – in the morning it’s time to check out of your hostel, say goodbye to your new friends and head to the airport for your flight home.

Venice Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Gondola Ride
  • Optional: Venice Pub Crawl
  • Suggestion: Cross the iconic St Mark’s Square
  • Suggestion: Get lost in the alleyways and canals of the city
  • Suggestion: Taste real Italian gelato
  • Suggestion: Ride the Vaporetto down the grand canal

Optional Extras

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4 months ago

What a Trip!! Got back from the Central Europe trip and already looking at more trips through Euroventure! Was fantastic and will definitely be recommending! Tour Leader Tom was fun, friendly and professional, he definitely knows his stuff and offered help and suggesting about all things in each city! Euroventure have been fab, no problems at all! Well worth the money for a fun, hassle free way to see europe and beyond!

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4 months ago

What a Trip!! Got back from the Central Europe trip and already looking at more trips through Euroventure! Was fantastic and will definitely be recommending! Tour Leader Tom was fun, friendly and professional, he definitely knows his stuff and offered help and suggesting about all things in each city! Euroventure have been fab, no problems at all! Well worth the money for a fun, hassle free way to see europe and beyond!

Grace Verified Reviewer

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5 months ago

The tour was really well organised and took all the stress out of all the transfers and finding trains etc. The hostels were all clean and helpful and any issues were sorted very quickly . My tour leader Tom (aka Liam Payne) was super helpful and knowledgeable about the areas (best places for food etc) . Great sense of humour too haha

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5 months ago

I recently returned from the Central Europe tour and I couldn't have asked for a better trip with Euroventure! I booked a group tour so it gave me the chance to meet likeminded people plus you don't have the stress of arranging everything. I highly recommend this if you're apprehensive about travelling alone. I feel so much more confident to travel solo in the future thanks to this trip.Our tour leader Tom was fantastic, making sure the trip ran smoothly and made great recommendations on food and things to do in every city as well as advising which metro links and stops we would need to go to, to get to certain places. While remaining professional throughout the trip, he was very friendly, extremely patient and a good laugh.I will definitely be booking another trip with Euroventure in the near future.

Jade Verified Reviewer

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5 months ago

Just finished the Central Europe trip. Tom was a great tour leader and very knowledgable. Both Tolly and Amy provided excellent customer service throughout. Would recommend this trip for any first time solo travellers as it offers the chance to see many beautiful cities. Will be booking with Euroventure again.

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Questions & Answers

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Question:
What makes your Euroventure Group Tours different?
Answer:
Great question! It's all about the travel style. We are a small company run by enthusiastic and experienced travellers - we think this is reflected in our tours. You'll travel in small groups of between 4 and 20, with a Euroventure leader. Your tour leader will be with you throughout, making sure you get on the right trains/busses, get to your hostels safely and making sure everyone's having an awesome time. You'll travel by public transport, either by coach or train, rather than using private transfers. We run all our tours this way - it's better for the environment and a more authentic experience for you. The welcome drinks and included activities in each place bring the group together, but you also have plenty of time to do your own thing too. Different groups have different dynamics, but we often go sightseeing, for dinner and on nights out together.
Question:
What sort of people book on to the Europe Group Tours?
Answer:
People like you who love to travel! From first time travellers to people who have travelled extensively before (including many of our past customers). We have a higher proportion of females than males and more single travellers than couples or groups. But as long as you want to travel and like the social aspect of being with other people then you will fit in just fine! Our staff are an inclusive and friendly bunch of people, and your tour leader will do their best to help the group get to know each other at the start of the tour.
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How do I pay for a group tour?
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You can book and pay online from the package page with either a £50 deposit per person or in full. We will then send you a booking summary confirming your booking. If you have not paid in full your booking summary will contain a link for you to pay the remainder balance (at least 90 days before departure). Alternatively you can call or email us to secure your place on the trip, and pay over the phone, via online bank transfer or over the counter at your bank.
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