Iron Curtain

Duration

7 nights/8 days

Group Size

5-20 people

Age Range

18-35

Reviews
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Transport

Direct train travel between all cities.

Accommodation

7 nights in top-rated hostels

Activities

Our bucket list activities included! Activities include: thermal baths, tickets to sights and a river cruise as well as optional excursions & activities that you can book before the tour starts

The Route
  • Berlin
  • Prague
  • Vienna
  • Budapest
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Trip Style

Looking for a whistle-stop 1 week Europe tour where you can enjoy a more authentic travel experience? Our Berlin to Budapest tour is perfect. Travel central Europe by public transport, stay in hostels and travel with a group of likeminded backpackers.

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

They’ll also be exploring the city with you, coordinating included 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 with a bar!

Any problems or queries you might have during your trip, they’re on hand. That means all you need to do is relax and enjoy the journey!

Description

Our 1 week Europe tour from Berlin to Budapest is the perfect adventure if you’re looking to explore four of central Europe’s most famous cities.

You’ll explore the sights and sounds of Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest, taking in their food, culture, nightlife and atmosphere!

You’ll have one or two nights in each location – time to tick off the highlights, the food and the nightlife – but we guarantee you’ll leave hungry for more! There’ll be unmissable activities which are included in your price – but there will also be other optional activities on offer.

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 overland transport tickets between cities (flights to the start and from the end are not included)
  • Accommodation in top-rated, centrally located hostels tested by us
  • Included essential activities, such as tours, day trips, historic sights or museums
  • Breakfast in some hostels (depending on availability)
  • Free arrival drink in every hostel with a bar
  • Transfers to and from the hostel and included activities by public transport
  • The option to book additional walking tours, pub crawls and other activities through us before the tour starts
  • A Tour Leader to travel with you and coordinate your trip throughout

 

The Route

Itinerary

You’ll have one or two nights in each location, with time to get a taste of the main historic sights, the awesome cuisine, nightlife and more. There’ll be unmissable activities which are included in your price – but there will also be other optional activities on offer too.

Berlin (2 Nights)

Meet your tour leader and the rest of your group at the hostel bar for welcome drinks on the evening of your arrival.

The next morning, we’ll head up the classic Berlin landmark – Alexanderplatz’ TV tower (included) for dazzling views of this buzzing city. The rest of the 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! In the evening, you’re free to explore Berlin’s brilliant nightlife or check out one of our really cool ‘budget eats’.

Berlin Guides
Highlights

  1. Included: Tickets to Berlin’s TV tower to see the awesome views
  2. See a section of the old Berlin Wall
  3. Visit Check Point Charlie
  4. Climb the dome of the renovated Reichstag
  5. Discover the nightlife of Schoneberg and Kreuzberg

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. 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
  • Join us for an optional pub crawl
  • Marvel at the curvy design of the dancing building
  • Try all the Czech Pilsner beers in the old town pub
  • Take in the views from Prague Castle

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 wander around. 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. Explore Naschmarkt for some artsy bargains, or treat yourself to afternoon tea in one of Vienna’s civilised cafes.

Vienna Guides
Highlights
  • 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
  • Walk around the gardens of the Schonbrunn Palace 

Budapest (2 Nights)

Pull into one of Budapest’s many train stations and prepare to be blown away by this Bohemian city. The Hungarian capital is one of Central Europe’s biggest: a bustling and artistic city, overflowing with quirky restaurants, nightlife and stunning architecture.

Enjoy wandering the streets of the Jewish quarter from the doorstep of our hostel – spotting murals on every corner. We’ll relax in the world famous Szechenyi thermal baths by day (included), and end the tour in style with a tour of the ruin pubs by night.

Budapest Guides
Highlights
  • Included: Soak those aching traveller muscles in Szechenyi baths after a jam-packed week
  • Explore Budapest’s quirky markets and shops
  • Experience unique nightlife with a ruin pub crawl
  • Visit the Hungarian Parliament
  • Cycle the banks of the beautiful Danube

Optional Extras

Reviews

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1 day ago

Fabulous trip around Europe. Very well planned out with plenty of extra information. The hotels they chose were brilliant value for money and all in easy and close locations. Anyone planning a rail trip we would thoroughly recommend Euroventure.

Andy and Sheridon Vincent Verified Reviewer

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1 day ago

I took my granddaughter around Europe using euroventure to book everything. They were amazing from train reservations to hostels it all went to plan. We even prebooked tickets for attractions with Bogi our euroventure contact. From Paris to Rome to the hot baths in Budapest, castles in Prague and shopping in Berlin. Who knew there was still C &A on the high st! We ended in Amsterdam tired but fulfilled. euroventure took all the guesswork and worry although travelling independently you knew they were always a phone call away if needed. I loved it so much I’m going to do it all again very soon. Ty Euroventure for the trip of a lifetime.

Jane Williams Verified Reviewer

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1 day ago

We had an amazing time on our trip! I am so grateful for the assistance I received from Richard and Bogi. They helped me put together the perfect trip. I had only a short time, but was able to visit all the places I wanted to. All train tickets and reservations were in order and everything went smoothly. I was traveling with my daughter, so I opted to stay in hotels. They were in good locations, nice and clean. We also received a package before our trip with all tickets, hotel reservations and useful tips for places to visit, foods to try, how to say certain phrases in each country we visited, etc. - it was very helpful! Overall, we are so happy we booked with Euroventure! They made it all very easy. We will definitely book with them again soon...

Thais Verified Reviewer

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2 days ago

Highly recommend Euroventure to any traveller, as a first time traveller, Euroventure made the whole process hassle and stress free from start to end! I can’t thank our tour leader, Tom enough, as if it wasn’t for him I’d still be lost! He was very organised, as well as having a laugh with us! I’ll definitely be recommending to a friend!

Cara Verified Reviewer

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2 days ago

I am a first time traveler that just finished up a group tour, and it was perfect for me! Our tour leader was excellent and I really enjoyed visiting all of the cities. All of the hostels we stayed in were great and the choices for activities in each city were awesome. Everything was planned out really well which made it very easy to enjoy. Definitely would recommend this to any first time travelers like myself!

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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.
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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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