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Best of Central Europe Group Tour: 1 Weeks

Berlin, Prague, Bratislava and Vienna over 7 nights
TRIP DETAILS
DESCRIPTION
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Route: Berlin Prague Bratislava Vienna

Nights: 7 nights

Group Size: 6-20 people

Age Range: 18+ (average 30s and 40s)

Transport: Train

Accommodation: Boutique 4 Star Hotels

Room Options: Sharing based on same-sex twin rooms in hotels or upgrade to private rooms. Double rooms also available.

Activities Included: Check out the itinerary below to see the activities in each city.

Difficulty Level: There’s nothing too exerting in our group tour programme but you should be able to walk for up to 30 minutes with your bag.

Sustainability: This trip creates 34kg of carbon emissions. Flying the same route would create 209kg ♻️

Reviews:    All independent reviews

Embark on an unforgettable week-long journey through the heart of Europe, exploring the captivating cities of Berlin, Prague, Bratislava, and Vienna travelling by train and staying in boutique hotels. This immersive tour offers a perfect blend of history, food and culture, promising an adventure you’ll cherish forever.

Start your trip in Berlin, where you’ll delve into the city’s rich history, witness iconic landmarks like the Berlin Wall, and savor the vibrant culinary scene. Then, head to Prague, the city of a hundred spires, where fairy-tale architecture and charming streets will transport you to another era.

As you continue to Bratislava, Slovakia’s charming capital, you’ll discover its picturesque old town and the majestic Danube River. Finally, conclude your journey in Vienna, a city steeped in imperial grandeur and classical music, with visits to palaces, museums, and the opportunity to enjoy a slice of the city’s renowned wine culture.

With this whirlwind tour, you’ll experience the diversity and beauty of Central Europe in just one week, creating lasting memories and cultural connections along the way.

You will be travelling with up to 20 other flashpackers like yourself, staying in boutique 4* hotels, enjoying the perfect mix of included activities and free time to explore alone or with your new found friends, all with the expertise of a tour leader.

Europe has one of the best rail networks in the world, which means that you will be travelling from city centre to city centre, in comfort with plenty of space and incredible views. Check out the itinerary below for full details on all the cities and activities included.

– Travel Disruption Protection – alternative travel included if there is a strike or similar disruption.

– All train tickets between cities

– Accommodation in 4 star boutique hotels

– All activities as stated in the itinerary

– 7 Breakfasts  and 3 Dinners

– A Tour Leader to travel with you and coordinate your trip throughout

Tour Details

Route: Berlin Prague Bratislava Vienna

Nights: 7 nights

Group Size: 6-20 people

Age Range: 18+ (average 30s and 40s)

Transport: Train

Accommodation: Boutique 4 Star Hotels

Room Options: Sharing based on same-sex twin rooms in hotels or upgrade to private rooms. Double rooms also available.

Activities Included: Check out the itinerary below to see the activities in each city.

Difficulty Level: There’s nothing too exerting in our group tour programme but you should be able to walk for up to 30 minutes with your bag.

Sustainability: This trip creates 34kg of carbon emissions. Flying the same route would create 209kg ♻️

Reviews:    All independent reviews

Description

Embark on an unforgettable week-long journey through the heart of Europe, exploring the captivating cities of Berlin, Prague, Bratislava, and Vienna travelling by train and staying in boutique hotels. This immersive tour offers a perfect blend of history, food and culture, promising an adventure you’ll cherish forever.

Start your trip in Berlin, where you’ll delve into the city’s rich history, witness iconic landmarks like the Berlin Wall, and savor the vibrant culinary scene. Then, head to Prague, the city of a hundred spires, where fairy-tale architecture and charming streets will transport you to another era.

As you continue to Bratislava, Slovakia’s charming capital, you’ll discover its picturesque old town and the majestic Danube River. Finally, conclude your journey in Vienna, a city steeped in imperial grandeur and classical music, with visits to palaces, museums, and the opportunity to enjoy a slice of the city’s renowned wine culture.

With this whirlwind tour, you’ll experience the diversity and beauty of Central Europe in just one week, creating lasting memories and cultural connections along the way.

You will be travelling with up to 20 other flashpackers like yourself, staying in boutique 4* hotels, enjoying the perfect mix of included activities and free time to explore alone or with your new found friends, all with the expertise of a tour leader.

Europe has one of the best rail networks in the world, which means that you will be travelling from city centre to city centre, in comfort with plenty of space and incredible views. Check out the itinerary below for full details on all the cities and activities included.

What's Included?

Itinerary

Day 1 - Berlin


Welcome to Berlin! Check into the hotel in the afternoon and meet your tour leader and the rest of your group. The first organised activity starts in the evening where you’ll head to one of Berlin’s most famous beerhalls to experience traditional German music, lederhosen and hear the sound of clinking beer steins and lively conversation filling the air! Enjoy a traditional meal while getting get to know your group and all the friendly locals! Dancing on the tables later in the night is completely optional!

Inclusions:

  Entrance to beer hall with meal and a drink.

Day 2 - Berlin

After breakfast,  you will go on a 2 hour private guided tour of Berlin. Your knowledgeable local guide will take you through the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the majestic Brandenburg Gate and the poignant Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The tour also includes a segment of the notorious Berlin Wall. As you wander through Berlin’s historic streets, you’ll gain insights into the events that uniquely shaped the 20th century in this city.You will also get top tips and advice on where to spend the rest of your time in Berlin and with the afternoon free, you can explore anywhere that takes your fancy!

Inclusions:

Breakfast

Walking Tour

Day 3 - Berlin/Prague


End your time in Berlin with some breakfast and get ready for a magical journey to the heart of Prague. The direct train will take you alongside the Elbe and Vlatava rivers, through serene countryside, and past charming cities like Bad Schandau and Decin. There is even a restaurant cart if you fancy it!

Arrive into the “City of a Hundred Spires” in the afternoon and enjoy a few hours to relax or explore the city centre around the hotel. In the evening you will indulge in an incredible, contemporary 5 course Czech tapas menu with unlimited drinks. You are then free to explore the town at your own pace, visiting quirky Czech bars, or if you prefer, head with your tour leader to our favourite Jazz bar!

Inclusions:

Breakfast

Train travel

5 course tapas and unlimited drinks experience

Day 4 - Prague


After breakfast you have the morning to explore the city at your own pace before taking an unforgettable ‘Communism History and Nuclear Bunker’ Guided Tour, giving the opportunity to see a completely different side to the city! You then have the rest of the day to tick off all the must-see sights such as Prague castle, Charles Bridge and the famous astronomical clock.

Inclusions:

Breakfast

Guided Tour

Day 5 - Prague/Bratislava


After breakfast, travel by train to Bratislava – the capital of Slovakia!  The 4.5 hour journey offers a unique opportunity to see the natural beauty and rural life of these regions up close.

You will arrive in the early afternoon, giving you time to walk around this small capital city which is brimming with charm, culture, and history. In the evening, visit one of Slovakia’s best culinary schools for a 4 hour cooking experience. Dive into the world of Slovak and international cuisines learning to cook alongside experienced chefs. You’ll gain insights into essential ingredients and the best culinary techniques while learning some recipes to take back home and impress your friends and family! And of course you get to eat what you make and more!

Inclusions:

Breakfast

Train to Bratislava

Cooking Lesson

Day 6 - Bratislava/Vienna


Following breakfast, you’ll embark on a swift direct train journey to Austria, setting our sights on the beautiful city of Vienna. Arriving around lunchtime, we’ll check into our accommodation and soon after, delve into Vienna’s rich culture and history with a 2-hour private tour, expertly guided by a local. The rest of the day is then free for you to explore the beautiful palaces and gardens of the city, or if music is more your thing, then why not visit the state opera house.

Inclusions:

Breakfast

Train to Vienna

Guided Walking Tour

Day 7 - Vienna


Today you can explore Vienna at your own pace, with the option to visit the many palaces, before meeting in the late afternoon to visit the Schlumberger (Austria’s answer to Champagne) Cellar World for a tour of the cellars followed by a Sclumberger sparking wine tasting session. These wine cellars are the oldest of their kind in Austria and extend for kilometres underground!

Inclusions:

Breakfast

Wine Tour and Tasting

Day 8 - Vienna

Today is departure day. However, if you want to continue your journey for another week then why not check out the Best of Europe Flashpacking Group Tour. Alternatively, why not extend your trip and travel on your own independent rail trip booked through Euroventure or add extra post-trip accommodation in Vienna.

Inclusions:

Breakfast

FAQs

Where should I fly in and out of?

It will be most convenient for you to fly into Berlin and out of Vienna.

What time does the tour start?

We meet for the first time at the hotel at 1700 on the first day. However, you can check in from 2pm and if you arrive early you can always leave your baggage at reception. You can even add one night of pre-trip accommodation.

What time does the tour end?

The last planned activity will happen the night before departure so on the departure day you can leave at any time but remember there is breakfast included so try not to leave too early! You can also add a night of post-trip accommodation.

Who else will be on my tour?

Our tours are open to anyone aged over 18 however most people are in their 30s and 40s and travelling alone. We do also sometimes get groups of two or more people together. There will be between 6 and 20 people on the tour with average numbers around 10-12 people. 

Will the route or activities change?

Sometimes for operational reasons we have to alter the route or activities but if this happens it will be changed to something just as good.

I have dietary requirements. Can you cater for this?

Almost certainly yes, if you tell us in advance. Vegetarians, vegans, those with gluten intolerances and allergies can almost always be catered for. Feel free to check with us beforehand if you need. 

Do I need to take part in every activity?

Whilst we would love for you to join us in everything you absolutely do not need to!

What are the hotels like?

Really good! On all our flashpacking tours we stay in carefully selected 4 star boutique hotels that are comfortable and full of character. They are centrally located and within 30 mins walking distance of a the train station. They all have ensuites and breakfast included.

How do the room allocations work?

You will be sharing a twin room with another member of the group of the same sex. If you have booked with a friend then let us know so that we can ensure you are paired together. If you have selected a single upgrade then you will get the room to yourself in either a single or double bed.

What are the trains like?

Really good! We have carefully planned the route so that we mostly use direct trains and we include all seat reservations where available, making things as easy as possible for you.

When will I get to meet the group?

We will set up a whatsapp group the week before the trip for people to start to get to know each other if they want to but if not then it will be on the first day of the tour at the hotel.

Do I get free time?

Yes there is plenty of time between activities for you to do your own thing or hang out with the rest of the group. There is always someone around to join you on your explorations!

Are airport transfers included?

No they are not but we are happy to help you find out about public transport from the airport.