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Berlin to Budapest by Train

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The one that travels between some of the coolest cities in Europe by train, from the beauty of Budapest to the buzz of Berlin

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  • Duration

    9 days

  • Countries

    4 Countries

  • Meals

    8 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Train

  • Group Size

    Maximum 24 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager and Local Guides

Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest

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About this trip

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.

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Map & Itinerary

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Nights spent per location

  1. 2 2 nights

    Berlin

  2. 2 2 nights

    Prague

  3. 2 2 nights

    Vienna

  4. 2 2 nights

    Budapest

DAY 1 - Arrive Berlin

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. 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.
 

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Moxy Humboldthain (or similar)

DAY 2 - Berlin

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?

Stay

Moxy Humboldthain (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Refugee Voices: A guided tour of Berlin with refugee hosts to give a fresh perspective on the city’s turbulent history (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take an alternative walking tour and uncover a different side to Berlin (Summer Departures Only)

    EUR 26.00

DAY 3 - Berlin to Prague

Berlin

Berlin you've been a blast, but we're making tracks for new adventures today, jumping on the train to Prague.

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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Meet Me 23 (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take a guided walking tour through the winding cobbled streets of Prague and the grand Prague Castle District

  • Enjoy an included traditional Czech dinner in a converted wine cellar

DAY 4 - Prague

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. Afterwards, 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. Prague is a paradise for beer lovers and in the afternoon you have the chance for a local expert to take you on a tour of some of Prague's coolest and best micro-breweries.

Stay

Meet Me 23 (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Explore the cobbled streets of Prague on two wheels with a city bike tour (Summer Departures Only)

    EUR 23.50

  • Taste beers & Czech out some of Prague’s best beers on a craft beer tour

    EUR 29.00

DAY 5 - Prague to Vienna

Prague

We're jumping on another train today and making our way to Austria.

Vienna

Ah Vienna! We'll kick things off in this grand capital with a walking tour and explore the opulent classical architecture and wide streets. Summer evenings can be spent like a local, watching the sun set over the Donaukanal at a gorgeous beach bar. In the winter, cosy up in a classic Viennese coffee house.

Stay

A&O Hauptbahnhof (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Sightseeing walking tour of Vienna

  • Check out Vienna's 'beach bars' where the locals like to hang

DAY 6 - Vienna

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.

Stay

A&O Hauptbahnhof (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Explore the spectacular city of Vienna on two wheels with a Kick Bike tour

    EUR 34.00

  • Eat Schnitzels & take thrill rides at one of the world's oldest theme parks, Prater in Vienna

    EUR 34.00

DAY 7 - Vienna to Budapest

Vienna

Today we're making our way to Hungary!

Budapest

Another scenic train ride will take us into the grandeur of Budapest. 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.

 

 

 

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A&O Budapest (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Learn how to make authentic Hungarian dishes and dine with the locals with an immersive cooking class

    EUR 43.50

DAY 8 - Budapest

Budapest

This morning choose to learn about the past & present of Hungarian history and culture culminating 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 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 feast.
 

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A&O Budapest (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take a step back into Budapest’s dark history with a guided tour & soak your worries away in the famous Széchenyi traditional thermal baths

    EUR 32.00

  • Take in the beauty of Budapest as you cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast

    EUR 43.00

DAY 9 - End Budapest

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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