Best of Central Europe

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Departs from
Hotel, Pension, Private apartment
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Bicycle, Bus, Metro, Private Bus, Train
Important Notes
A single supplement is available on this trip. Please see trip note for details.


Stroll along the Ringstrasse in Vienna, Be captivated by Bratislava, Explore fairytale Cesky Krumlov, Get a taste of Bohemia in the Czech Republic, Soak up the smooth sounds of jazz in a Prague bar, Discover weird rock formations in Teplice nad Metuji, Reflect upon the tragedy of WWII at Auschwitz, Hike in the majestic Tatra Mountains, Soak in one of Budapest's famous thermal baths

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Experience the best of this old-world region on a journey through enchanting Central Europe. Travel to Austria and be immersed in the country's superb musical heritage and step back in time in the castles of the Czech Republic. Experience Polish traditions while exploring the romantic Old Town of Krakow and get active in Slovakia's Tatra Mountains. Conclude this classical adventure by taking the road less travelled to Budapest.


Days 1-3 Vienna/Bratislava
Once the centre of the Habsburg Empire, Vienna is today a cosmopolitan city with music in the air and the grandeur of a golden past. Nestled on the picturesque Danube, Bratislava boasts a beautiful Old Town, and has a wealth of medieval towers, elegant castles and Baroque palaces to explore.
Days 4-5 Cesky Krumlov
The picturesque medieval town of Cesky Krumlov is straight out of a fairytale. A stunning castle towers over the quaint old town, which boasts beautiful buildings and a confusion of cobbled alleyways.
Days 6-8 Prague
Prague is an unforgettable city that has everyone in raptures. With a unique gallery of historic buildings and a charm that permeates from every stone, prepare for a cultural highlight.
Day 9 Teplice nad Metuji
The picturesque town of Teplice nad Metuji is part of a national park and home to some crazy looking rocks, great hiking trails and beautiful woodlands.
Days 10-11 Krakow
With a fascinating history and a charming World Heritage-listed old town, Krakow, the residence of Polish kings for centuries, has riches around very corner.
Days 12-13 Tatra Mountains
Creating a natural border between Slovakia and Poland, the striking Tatra Mountains are popular for winter sports and hiking - and are as beautiful as the Alps.
Days 14-15 Budapest
Budapest's grand architecture and boulevards evoke a time gone by, while glamorous stores and glitzy restaurants make this one of Europe's truly great cities.