Explore Central Europe

National Geographic Journeys, Berlin to Budapest

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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 G for Good Moment: Nem Adom Fel Café and Bar, Budapest Your Foodie Moment: Sacher Torte Tasting, 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

Berlin Arrive at any time.
Berlin Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO before exploring sections of the Berlin Wall with a local historian and delving deeper into its political and social history. Opt to take a river tour or visit galleries and museums with free time.
Berlin/Prague Head to the capital of the Czech Republic by train. Enjoy a guided tour of the old town, including the Jewish Quarter, astronomical clock, Charles Bridge, and Wenceslas Square.
Prague The day is free to explore. Wander the quarters to shop or relax at a local café. Opt to visit Prague Castle, museums, and galleries.
Prague/Český Krumlov Travel to the charming town of Český Krumlov. Opt to visit the castle.
Český Krumlov/Vienna Drive across the border into Austria, where we take an orientation walk with our CEO. Stop by a Viennese café for a taste of the world-famous Sacher Torte - an elegant confection historically linked to Vienna's distinguished coffee houses. Enjoy free time this evening to visit the opera house or simply enjoy a walk around the city.
Vienna 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.
Vienna/Budapest Catch a train to our last stop, Budapest. Head out for an orientation walk, then visit a G Adventures-supported café whose proceeds assist Hungarians living with a disability. With some free time, opt to "take the waters" at a thermal bathhouse or visit the stunning castle.
Budapest Depart at any time.
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