Iron Curtain (18-27)

Duration

7 nights/8 days

Group Size

5-20 people plus tour leader

Age Range

18-27 (Check out our other dates if you are 28+)

Reviews
395 Reviews
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 on other days with your tour leader.

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 the tour leader
  • 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. In each city there will be an unmissable activity which is included in your price – but there will also be other optional activities on offer.

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, join us at the hostel bar for Youtube Karaoke and beers.

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
  6. Youtube Karaoke at the the hostel’s MicroBrewery & Bar

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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395 Reviews

Overall Rating

2 weeks ago

The team at Euroventure was outstanding! Not only were they knowledgeable and helpful, but they were always quick to respond, very accommodating, and made every part of our trip personal and meaningful. Highly recommend Euroventure and would definitely work with them again.

Dannah Verified Reviewer

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3 weeks ago

I have just returned from my 1 week interrailing trip! Me and my boyfriend went on the “Iron curtain” package and it was amazing. Euroventure organised everything and made it so easy. I would highly recommend anyone that wants to see more of Europe to go with this company.

Anonymous Verified Reviewer

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3 weeks ago

My sisters and I had the best trip, we did a variation to the 4 week eastern traveller route and Euroventure were so helpful in making the trip suit our needs. Each hostel was great and in a good location. The info pack was such a great help and an amazing keepsake. The fact all of our travel was booked and set out meant we could spend all our efforts on experiencing everything! We truly had the best time and would 100% recommend to anyone. We’re already looking for our next trip! Thanks again for all your help - Alice, Kailey and Harriet :)

Alice Verified Reviewer

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1 month ago

The trip was amazing. The organisation and selection of hostels and type of travel was exceptional allowing for an outstanding memory

TYNE Govier Verified Reviewer

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1 month ago

OB14844 Absolutely amazing trip. Took alm the hassle out of booking trains myself. The travel pack is really good too.

Amy Elizabeth Verified Reviewer

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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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Can I book on to a Europe Group Tour if I am not in the same age group?
Answer:
Our Europe group tours are split into two different age groups - 18 to 27 year olds and 28+. Each age group will have a different dynamic so if you are younger or older at heart and would like to be on a tour of a different age group then get in touch with us and we'll see what we can do!
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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 £150 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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