Explore Central Europe

National Geographic Journeys, Berlin to Budapest

Image by G Adventures

Tour description provided by G Adventures

Home to some of the world’s most celebrated cultural touchstones, Central Europe was built for exploration. This nine-day adventure crosses four countries and makes stops in four of Europe's most fascinating cities — Berlin, Vienna, Prague, and Budapest. From the Brandenburg Gate to Prague’s Charles Bridge, from a 16th-century market in Vienna to a walking tour of the Berlin Wall with a local historian, step into the past — and enjoy every minute in the present.

What’s included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Walk the Berlin Wall with a Historian, Berlin Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Naschmarkt Walk, Vienna Your Foodie Moment: Hotel Sacher Visit and dessert, Vienna
  • Orientation walk in Budapest
  • Tour Prague's old town including the Jewish quarter, clock tower, Charles Bridge, and Wenceslas Square
  • Visit the historic Hotel Sacher and sample the Sacher Torte
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore sections of the berlin wall
  • Explore prague's old town
  • Taste the world-famous sacher torte in vienna
  • Visit the bustling market with a foodie-guide.

Itinerary

Day 1 Berlin Please make your own way to the joining hotel. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city. Additional Notes: Check-in time at hotel is approximately 3:00pm. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Berlin (1B) Berlin is an amazing city with tangible historical importance and is a melting pot of different cultures and flavours. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Walk the Berlin Wall with a Historian
Day 3 Berlin/Prague (1B) A great way to spend the evening is watching the sunset from the heights of the Letna Beer Garden, where you can sample Czech beer, world-famous for its superb quality and low cost. Included Activities: Prague Guided City Tour Transport: Train
Day 4 Prague (1B) Charles Bridge by day is packed with vendors and street musicians. At night, it is less crowded, and it's much easier to appreciate the scenery as well as the ever-so-slightly sinister quality of the statues looming overhead. Cross the bridge and you'll find yourself in Mala Strana, a far less crowded district that offers the perfect atmosphere for some introspective wandering. If you're in the area and want to experience traditional Czech pubs which are guaranteed to be loud, lively, and packed with locals on any night of the week, this is the place for it. You'll find restaurants serving traditional Czech cuisine like fried pork cutlets, goulash, and dumplings.
Day 5 Prague/Český Krumlov (1B) The inclusion of Ceský Krumlov on UNESCO's List of Natural and Cultural Heritage was undoubtedly a turning point in the modern history of the town. It sent a clear signal to the rest of the cultural world that South Bohemia has something unique to offer. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Český Krumlov/Vienna (1B) Drive across the border into Austria, where we take an orientation walk with the CEO. Visit the historic Hotel Sacher and taste the world-famous Sacher Torte. Enjoy free time this evening to visit the opera house or simply enjoy a walk around the city. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Hotel Sacher Visit and dessert Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Vienna (1B) This morning, visit the famed Naschmarkt with a culinary expert, exploring the stalls and lanes to sample some of Vienna's finest treats. This afternoon is free to wander the elegant streets. Take in some of Europe's most distinguished art galleries, visit the stunning Lipizzaner horses of the renowned Vienna Riding School, experience mass with the Vienna Boys Choir, or settle into a café and order a slice of mouthwatering Viennese cake. Included Activities: Naschmarkt Walk
Day 8 Vienna/Budapest (1B) You might like to have an optional dinner at a local restaurant on Váci Utca, which is the bustling main street of Budapest. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (4.00 hour(s))
Day 9 Budapest (1B) We recommend staying a few extra days to experience all this city has to offer. Included Activities: Departure Day
Advertisement