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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

Ever wanted to see both sides of Europe in one fell swoop? This combo trip is hearing your wishes and boldly answering the call. Start in the storied dual city of Budapest before heading northwest. Tons of free time means you’ll be swooned by the old world architectural charms of Kraków and Prague like you really want to. Glide through the streets of Berlin on a bicycle tour. Catch your breath from it all as you sip a pint of Belgian beer, while wishing it would never end.

  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: EJBL.B/201634
  • Starts: Budapest, Hungary
  • Finishes: Bruges, Belgium
You will Visit
  • Budapest
  • Kraków
  • Prague
  • Berlin
  • Amsterdam
  • Bruges
  • London

Itinerary

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Day 1: Budapest

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Budapest/Krakow

Free time to explore Hungary's capital. Opt to check out the beautiful Parliament building, stroll the streets or check out the thermal baths. Overnight train to Krakow.
With the Danube River dividing old town, Buda, from the newer area, Pest, there is plenty to see and do.


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Day 3: Krakow

Orientation walk upon arrival. Free time to visit Auschwitz, travel to see old salt mines, or stay in the city to explore the Jewish Quarter.
Opt to visit Rynek Główny - Europe's largest medieval market square; savour a traditional Polish breakfast (kielbasa, yum), or sit back with a coffee and a slice of Poland's famous cheesecake (sernik babci) at one of the many cafes in the area. Then, walk it off with a stroll uphill to marvel at the impressive Wawel Royal Castle.

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Day 4: Krakow/Prague

Day train to Prague, then enjoy an orientation walk around town including a visit to a genuine beer hall.
Imagine a city lined with Bohemian art, beer halls offering the finest brews in the region, tranquil gardens, and ornate chapels - it's no wonder why visitors fall in love with this place. Take the afternoon and get lost.

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Day 5: Prague

Free day for exploration—check out the Prague castle complex or walk the cobblestone streets through the old town and Jewish ghetto.
Enjoy all Prague has to offer. Opt to visit the famous Charles Bridge, the clock tower in the main square or a traditional Czech beer hall with serious helpings of meat and potatoes.

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Day 6: Prague/Berlin

Take a train to Germany and enjoy an orientation walk in Berlin. Check out the city's vibrant nightlife.
Berlin is an amazing city with tangible historical importance and a melting pot of different cultures and flavours.

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Day 7: Berlin

Free time to explore the city's many attractions such as the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum.
Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

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Day 8: Berlin

Take an included bike tour around Berlin. Enjoy free time to explore historic monuments, such as the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. Experience Berlin's famous nightlife.

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Day 9: Berlin/Amsterdam

Hop on a train and cross into the Netherlands.

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Day 10: Amsterdam

Enjoy a free day to explore Amsterdam. Opt for a tour through the canals, hit up a museum, or wander through the Red Light District.
Head into a cozy bruin café or “eetcafé” (to the Dutch what pubs are to the British and Irish), local spots where friends gather to catch up over a beer or glass of house wine.

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Day 11: Amsterdam/Bruges

Enjoy an orientation walk and free time to explore picturesque Bruges. Opt to visit a local chocolate shop, indulge in a Belgian waffle, or try a local brew. Sante!
Jump on a bus from Amsterdam and head into Belgium, for a visit to the small medieval trading town of Bruges. Bruges is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and has remained practically unchanged since its heyday. Once inside the city walls, the town closes in around you with street after street of historic houses and a canal always nearby.

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Day 12: Bruges/London

Hop on a bus to London. Tour ends on arrival.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Big Night Out: Berlin
    • Visit to a genuine Pilsner beer hall (Prague)
    • Bicycle tour around Berlin
    • Orientation walks in Kraków, Prague, Berlin, and Bruges
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels/hostels (10 nts, multi-share), sleeper train (1 nt)
    • No meals included
    Transport
    • Train, public bus, metro, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Marvel at historic Budapest
  • Take in the famed architecture of Krakow and Prague
  • See Berlin’s iconic sites during a bike tour
  • Enjoy a drink in one of Amsterdam’s cozy bruin cafés