Route: Berlin Prague Vienna Budapest
Duration: 7 nights
Group Size: 5-20 people
Age Range: 18-35
Transport: All high-speed trains across Europe. Flights to and from the start and finish are not included.
Accommodation: 7 nights in top-rated hostels.
Activities Included: There’s a must-do included activity in every city on the trip. Check out the itinerary below to see the activities in each city.
Sustainability: This trip only creates 43kg of carbon emissions! To fly the same route would cost 317kg ♻️
Reviews: All independent reviews
Our Iron Curtain route is a fast-paced tour covering 4 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 one or two 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!
Tick off some of Europe’s most famous capital cities with our 1 week Group Tour!
You’ll have one to two 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 likeminded travellers, as well as your dedicated tour leader.
You’ll meet the rest of your group and your Tour Leader in the late afternoon at your first hostel. If you need an extra night before your tour starts to fit in with your flights then you can add this at check-out.
Berlin is the capital of cool- one of the most fascinating cities in Europe and a hub of incredible food, drink and nightlife. The place that used to be the embodiment of division in the world has become a celebration of unity. Berlin isn’t your typical tourist playground; it’s tolerant, eccentric, artistic and ultimately pretty awesome!
Whether you want to check out Berlin’s world-famous tourist attractions or explore the city’s vibrant up-and-coming areas, Berlin has something for everyone.
Included: A trip to the East Side Gallery- the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall
Optional: Berlin Pub Crawl
Optional: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
Optional: TV Tower
Optional: Ice Bar + 3 free drinks
Suggestion: Visit Check Point Charlie
Suggestion: Climb the dome of the renovated Reichstag
Suggestion: Discover the nightlife of Schoneberg and Kreuzberg
Train to Prague – 5 hours
A city that has swept back the Iron Curtain and emerged as a gleaming gem of Central Europe, Prague is a cultural and nightlife hotspot. Beer connoisseurs- this could well be your favourite stop. The Czech are famous for their ability to brew some of the worlds tastiest (and cheapest) Pilsners.
Beer not your thing? Not to worry! There is plenty else to do in this incredible city. Why not try traditional chimney cakes? Or wander the cobbled streets of the Old Town, taking in the sights and smells of one of Europe’s most sensory destinations.
Included: Sunset Cruise on the Vltava River
Optional: Prague Castle
Optional: Prague Pub Crawl
Suggestion: Marvel at the curvy design of the dancing building
Suggestion: Take in the views from Prague Castle
Suggestion: Try all the Czech Pilsner beers in the old town pub
Train to Vienna – 4 hours
One of the most visually stunning cities in Europe, we can’t put into words how much we recommend a trip to Vienna.
A romantic getaway for a couple of any age or even a cultural break for a group of friends, the Austrian capital is not a destination to miss on your travels.
Be sure to try out traditional Schnitzel and Apple Strudel whilst you’re here- although you can get these dishes anywhere, the original, and the best, can still be found in Vienna!
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
Train to Budapest – 3 hours
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 – spotting murals on every corner or chose to discover the beautiful architecture of the Fisherman’s Bastion and the Hungarian Parliament. After this jam-packed week we’ll relax in the world famous Szechenyi Baths!
You’ll say farewell to your new friends (for the time being at least!) on the last morning, but if you’d like to have some extra time to explore you can include a night of post-trip accommodation before flying home the following day.
Included: Szechenyi Baths
Optional: river cruise
Suggestion: Explore Budapest’s quirky markets and shops
Suggestion: Experience unique nightlife with a ruin pub crawl
Suggestion: Visit the Hungarian Parliament
Suggestion: Cycle the banks of the beautiful Danube