Route: Berlin Prague Vienna Budapest Ljubljana Zagreb Plitvice Split
Duration: 20 nights
Group Size: 5-20 people
Age Range: 18-35
Transport: Sit back and enjoy the comfortable train and bus journeys between cities. Excludes flights to and from the start and end cities.
Accommodation: 20 nights in top-rated hostels.
Activities Included: There’s an essential included activity in almost every city on the trip. Check out the itinerary below to see the activities in each city.
Sustainability: This trip only creates 123kg of carbon emissions! To fly the same route would cost 796kg ♻️
Reviews: All independent reviews
This 3 week route is an adventurous tour of Bohemian Europe’s most popular city and coastal destinations. Experience authentic European backpacking, travelling with a small group of likeminded people, staying in hostels and travelling on public transport with an experienced tour leader.
You’ll have between one and four nights in each city, giving you plenty of time to see and do everything on offer in each city. The tour features immersive, included activities and an exciting library of optional excursions as well as plenty of free time to explore at your own pace. This is the ultimate way to experience all that Eastern 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.
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Set out on a thrilling 3-week journey through Bohemian Europe, on this group tour made exclusively for backpackers aged 18 – 35. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and history of some of Europe’s most iconic cities and coastal treasures, travelling alongside a small, like-minded group of fellow adventurers. This tour is your ticket to authentic European backpacking, where hostels become your home and public transport becomes your mode of discovery.
Over 20 unforgettable nights, explore a range of captivating destinations, from the artistic and eclectic streets of Berlin to the romantic charm of Vienna. Dive into the lively nightlife of Budapest, savor the picturesque beauty of Ljubljana, and stroll through the quaint markets of Zagreb’s old town. The stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park offers a serene escape before you reach the shores of beautiful Split.
Throughout your journey, we’ve carefully curated a blend of must-see sights, fun and informative included activities, and a diverse selection of optional excursions. Experience the essence of Bohemian Europe as you uncover historic landmarks, indulge in local cuisine, and revel in the vibrant atmospheres unique to each city.
Your dedicated tour leader will be your trusted companion, guiding you to each hostel, station and included activity. After three weeks of travelling through Eastern Europe together, you’ll have made some amazing memories – and friends – for life.
Your tour starts off in Berlin, where you’ll meet your tour leader and fellow travellers in the early evening in the hostel.
What to Expect:
Welcome to the capital of cool. Berlin, expect to immerse yourself in a city that’s bursting with artistic energy, eclectic neighborhoods, and a rich history. You can explore iconic landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate, wander through the vibrant streets of Kreuzberg, and savor street food at the Markthalle Neun. Berlin is a city that never sleeps, so get ready for legendary nightlife and a taste of its famous club scene. We’d also recommend a currywurst.
Group Visit to the East Side Gallery Your trip kicks off with a visit to the East Side Gallery, the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall. It’s a powerful symbol of unity and creativity.
Pub Crawl Embark on a Berlin Pub Crawl to discover the city’s legendary nightlife. Join fellow travelers on a tour of Berlin’s hottest bars and clubs.
Street Art Safari: Explore the city’s vibrant street art scene in the alternative neighborhoods of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain
TV Tower Visit the TV Tower for panoramic views of this captivating city. You’ll ascend to the top for breathtaking vistas and perhaps enjoy a meal in its revolving restaurant.
Train to Prague – 5 hours
Prague, the enchanting city of a hundred spires, is waiting to captivate you! Get ready to explore a city where history, culture, and nightlife converge.
What to Expect:
In Prague, expect to be transported to a fairy tale. This city boasts stunning architecture, historic cobblestone streets, and a lively atmosphere. Discover the iconic Prague Castle, stroll along the Charles Bridge, and savor traditional Czech cuisine at charming local restaurants. As night falls, the city’s pubs and clubs come to life, offering unforgettable nightlife.
Medieval Tavern Show: Dive into history with a Medieval Tavern show featuring a delightful 5-course meal and drinks…as well as belly dancers, wrestlers, fire and plenty more weird and wonderful delights!
Prague Castle: Explore the iconic Prague Castle and delve into its rich history. Don’t forget to allow a bit more time to wander around the grounds and admire the stunning view over the city!
Nuclear Bunker & Communism Tour: Uncover the secrets of the Cold War with a visit to a Nuclear Bunker and an insightful Communism Tour.
Beer Exploration: Czechs drink the most beer per capita in Europe – so it’s only right that you sample a few Czech Pilsner beers at the Old Town pub to learn your favorite.
Train to Vienna – 4 hours
Vienna, the city of music and imperial grandeur, is your next destination. Get ready for a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity.
What to Expect:
In Vienna, expect to be charmed by its cultural richness. The city is a treasure trove of historic landmarks, cozy coffee houses, and wine taverns. Explore splendid palaces like Schönbrunn, savor authentic Wiener Schnitzel, or attend a classical concert in the city of music.
Prater Park: Dive into the city’s vibrant energy with a visit to Prater Park, an iconic amusement park offering endless fun, thrills, the iconic Riesenrad Ferris wheel, and great views of the city.
Schönbrunn Palace: Explore the opulent halls and manicured gardens of Schönbrunn Palace, a testament to Vienna’s imperial history and grandeur.
Visit the Spanish Riding School of Vienna: Witness the grace and beauty of the Spanish Riding School, a testament to Vienna’s equestrian heritage.
Musical Interlude: Immerse yourself in Vienna’s rich musical tradition by attending a classical concert in a city renowned for its musical heritage.
Train to Budapest – 3 hours
Budapest, the enchanting jewel along the Danube River, promises an unforgettable adventure. This Eastern European gem is a splendid blend of rich culinary delights, craft beverages, illuminated architectural wonders, and scenic river escapades.
What to Expect:
Budapest beckons both day and night, offering a wide spectrum of experiences. Immerse yourself in its unique nocturnal world by exploring the hidden ruin bars scattered across Pest. These once-decrepit structures have been revitalized into independent restaurants, bars, and markets, serving some of the city’s finest food and drink.
Szechenyi Baths: Immerse yourself in the luxurious Szechenyi Baths, a thermal oasis that’s been a local treasure for generations.
Explore Budapest’s Eclectic Markets: Dive into Budapest’s quirky markets and shops, where you’ll discover unique treasures.
Ruin Pub Crawl: Dive into the city’s vibrant nightlife with a Ruin Pub Crawl, where historic buildings find new life as bustling restaurants, bars, and markets.
Visit the Hungarian Parliament: Marvel at the architectural marvel that is the Hungarian Parliament, a symbol of the city’s rich history and grandeur.
Bus to Ljubjana – 6 hours
Nestled in the heart of Slovenia, Ljubljana is a vibrant capital city that effortlessly blends history with modern European charm. With its lively streets, friendly locals, and an abundance of green spaces, Ljubljana promises an enchanting experience.
What to Expect:
Ljubljana is a city that whispers tales from its past as you stroll through its romantic Old Town. A harmonious blend of rich history and modern vitality, it invites you to explore its inspiring architecture, bustling riverfront eateries, and a nightlife that tempts you to dance the night away.
Day Trip to Lake Bled: This emerald-green lake, adorned with a picture-postcard church on an islet, a medieval castle perched on a rocky cliff, and the stunning Julian Alps as a backdrop, is a true gem.
Postojna Cave: Delve into the mesmerizing depths of Postojna Cave, a subterranean wonderland of limestone formations and underground adventures.
Vipava Valley: Embark on a journey to the renowned Vipava Valley, a haven for wine enthusiasts where you can savor some of Slovenia’s finest wines.
Ljubljanica River: Take a leisurely boat ride along the scenic Ljubljanica River, providing a unique perspective of the city.
Train to Zagreb – 3 hours
Welcome to Croatia! It’s just a short stop here, but enough time to get aquainted with this lovely city.
What to Expect:
Zagreb effortlessly combines tradition with modernity. This city is a treasure trove of European culture and civilization, where quaint street markets sit between chic restaurants and a vibrant nightlife scene.
As this is a short stopover, there is no official included activity in Zagreb. Don’t worry though as we’ve added an extra one in Plitvice!
Museum of Broken Relationships: Visit the intriguing Museum of Broken Relationships, a fascinating display of love and heartbreak.
Mirogoj Cemetery: Explore the serene beauty of Mirogoj Cemetery, a peaceful place steeped in history.
Dolac Market: Wander around the red umbrellas at the bustling Dolac Market, soaking in the lively atmosphere and checking out the many things on offer at this vibrant hub of Croatian life.
Bus to Plitvice – 2 hours
Plitvice, nestled within the rugged landscapes of Croatia, is a natural haven of extraordinary beauty.
What to Expect:
Plitvice promises a sensory feast for nature lovers. From the soothing sounds of waterfalls to the sight of fish darting through crystal-clear waters, this destination offers an enchanting experience amidst stunning natural scenery.
Visit to Plitvice National Park: During your stay in Plitvice, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the awe-inspiring Plitvice National Park. Explore the park’s cascading lakes, dense forests, and pristine landscapes, immersing yourself in its untouched beauty.
TBC We’re still working on finalising the second of your activities in Plitvice – but you can expect for it to be outdoorsy, taking advantage of this areas beauty.
Sunset Hike: Starting from your hostel, head off on a relatively short sunset hike to witness this gorgeous area’s transformation under the evening light.
Pljesevica Mountain Hike: Challenge yourself with a tough hike to the Bosnian Border on a Pljesevica mountain trek, enjoying breathtaking vistas and abandoned Yugoslavian airfields and hangars.
Mreznica River: Feel the adrenaline as you partake in thrilling whitewater kayaking down the Mreznica River.
Bus to Split – 4 hours
Finally, Split. A charming city along the Adriatic Sea in Croatia, is a delightful blend of rich history, stunning architecture, and picturesque beaches. As the heart of Dalmatia, it brings together the best of Croatian culture and Mediterranean lifestyle.
What to Expect:
Explore the city’s historic center, where Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands tall amidst contemporary life. Stroll along the bustling Riva promenade, relax at Marjan Park, and soak up the Mediterranean vibes on its sun-kissed beaches. You’ll see why Split is quickly making a name for itself as a leading destination in Europe.
Be sure to head to the beach on your final night with the group to watch the sun set over your time in this incredible country, and your trip.
If you’d like to have some extra time to explore Split, or to fit in with the most convenient flight times, then you can include a night of post-trip accommodation before heading to the airport the following day.
Did you also know that you’re just in time to explore Croatia by boat? Ask us about how to add on a group sailing trip around the beautiful islands off the coast of Split.
Visit to Krka National Park: Set Sail on a visit to Krka National Park, where you’ll witness cascading waterfalls, tranquil lakes, and lush greenery in this breathtaking natural wonder.
Hvar Island: Hop on a short ferry to Hvar to explore this beautiful island and its vibrant, glamorous culture.
Marjan Park: Take in panoramic views of Split from the picturesque Marjan Park, offering breathtaking vistas of the city and the Adriatic Sea.
Konobas: There’s some amazing food and drink on offer here, if you stay clear of the tourist traps. Konobas are small restaurants, often family-owned and run – and where you’ll find what the locals are having – if you can stomach the Rakija!
As one group tour ends, another one begins! Complete all that Split and this region has to offer by boarding our Split Discovery Sailing Tour. You’ll have the whole of Friday to recharge those batteries following your Bohemian Europe Group Tour, before setting sail the following afternoon.
Check out more details here and let us know if you have any questions! If you’re looking to book the Bohemian Europe Group Tour and the Split Discovery Sailing Trip at the same time, you’ll be able to add on your sailing at the checkout.