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Contikl - Travel 18 - 35 year olds

Berlin to Budapest by Train

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$1,492

$1,865

9 days

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Overview

This trip makes tracks through Europe's coolest cities, taking the train from Budapest to Berlin and stopping off at bohemian Prague and opulent Vienna along the way. Your days will be spent dining in a classic German beer house, taking bike tours, sampling strudel and schnapps in Vienna and cruising along the Danube on a dinner cruise. Your mode of transport is the most classic way to experience Europe, as you enjoy scenic train rides from destination to destination.

Locations Visited

Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest

Countries Visited

Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary

Travel Style

Discoverer

Accommodations

8 nights included

Age Requirements

Social travel experiences for 18-35 year olds

Itinerary

COLLAPSE ALL EXPAND ALL

Day 1

Arrive Berlin

Hallo Berlin! This eclectic, richly historical and culturally charming city will blow us away as soon as we arrive. And once we've met our Contiki Fam, we'll bond over a traditional German dinner at the Hofbrauhaus, shouting 'PROST!' and clinking huge steins of the most famous beer in the world. Then, the evening is yours to explore the city's world-famous nightlife.The buzzing scene here is a joyous tribute to German reunification, and since the fall of the Berlin Wall the city has staked its claim as the techno capital of the world.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 2

Berlin

This morning we'll get to enjoy an exclusive Contiki Cares experience with a social enterprise called Refugee Voices, learning from young refugees on a fascinating walking tour that draws parallels between the city's turbulent past and the situation in modern Syria. The rest of the day is yours - why not spend the afternoon eating your way through Berlin's hipster Kreuzberg district?

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Berlin to Prague

Berlin you've been a blast, but we're making tracks for new adventures today, jumping on the train to Prague.Arriving in Prague, we'll explore the cobblestones, cathedrals and castles on a walking tour, before refuelling with a traditional Czech dinner in an spectacular converted wine cellar. Believe us when we say that the beer here is the best in Europe.

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    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Prague

Make the most of your free day today by signing up for a morning bicycle tour, the perfect way to navigate the narrow alleyways and quaint corners of the city otherwise forgotten. Or maybe catch the tram to one of Prague's outer neighbourhoods like hipster Vršovice, boasting art nouveau buildings, offbeat coffee haunts and streets lined with communal pianos. Other options include cruising the Vltava River, enjoying some street food or taking a tour of Prague's world famous micro-breweries.

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    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Prague to Vienna

We're jumping on another train today and making our way to Austria.Ah Vienna! We'll kick things off in this grand capital with a foodie walking tour (strudel and schnaps - yes please!) and explore the opulent classical architecture and wide streets. We'll end the evening like a local, watching the sun set over the Donaukanal at a gorgeous beach bar.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Vienna

Waking up in the stunning capital of Vienna, a city known for its coffee culture and baroque architecture, we'll have plenty of adventures to pursue today. Opt to take a Kick Bike tour to explore the city's heritage-rich streets and buildings on two wheels. Finish your day at one of the world's most historic theme parks: Prater, and eat some schnitzels in the leafy surrounding park.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Vienna to Budapest

Today we're making our way to Hungary!Another scenic train ride will take us into the grandeur of Budapest. Tonight we'll enjoy the best way to experience the city's flamboyant architecture, as we take a dreamy nighttime cruise down the Danube, getting to see all of Budapest's historical buildings from the water as we enjoy an authentic 3 course feast.

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    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Budapest

Today we'll skip the lines and beat the crowds at Budapest's most famous thermal baths - Szechenyi - enjoying the most traditional spa experience in the world. The water here is supplied by 2 thermal springs to make up the largest medicinal baths in Europe. Tonight, something a bit different, as we have the option to escape the masses and cook dinner with the locals. This immersive, fully interactive experience will bring us closer than ever before to Hungary’s rich history and culinary culture.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

End Budapest

Today we say farewell to our Contiki family and our European adventure, but we'll stay in touch, and we'll no doubt be back soon enough.

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    Breakfast

Highlights

  • Arrive Berlin
  • Enjoy an included dinner in the Hofbräuhaus Berlin, a traditional Bavarian Beer Hall

  • Berlin
  • Take a Refugee Voices tour of Berlin that gives a new perspective on the city's turbulent history

  • Prague
  • Get a walking tour of the grand Prague Castle district

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What's Included

  • Accommodation

  • Our European selection of hotels will be your accommodation of choice for 8 fabulous nights. Sleep twin share, or upgrade to a single room if you prefer to sleep alone.

  • Food

  • Prep your taste buds for a culinary sensation. Hearty German, Austrian, Czech & Hungarian cuisine will be on offer, with included breakfast every day of the week.

  • Staff

  • A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

  • Terms & Conditions

    Trip Notes:

    • Please note that airfare to and from your start/end destinations are not included in the cost of your trip.
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    Terms & Conditions:

    • Prices listed are land only & do not include airfare to and from the start/end of the tour.
    • Prices listed are per person, based on twin or multi-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost or you can upgrade to a single for an additional cost, based on availability.
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