Starting in the vibrant city of Berlin, this fascinating 12-day tour continues through the Czech Republic and Poland to finish up in Budapest, the ‘Pearl of the Danube’. Explore a bewitching mixture of timeless landscapes and cities in transition, and experience the revival of these Eastern European countries in the 21st Century.
- Follow the course of the Berlin Wall on cycle tours around the city, led by local expert guides who directly witnessed the dramatic events of 1989.
- Visit Sanssouci, the stunning castle and park complex built by Frederick the Great. Learn about the importance of the 1945 Potsdam Conference, and see where it took place.
- Discover one of Europe’s most enchanting cities on our walking tours of the Old Town Square.
- Visit the world’s largest castle, Prague Castle, where Holy Roman Emperors were once crowned.
- Visit the ancient Polish capital and explore the stunning medieval Old Town (a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site) on a walking tour led by a local guide.
- Learn about the importance of salt to Krakow’s economy on a visit to the world’s largest salt mine complex, Wieliczka Salt Mines.
- Visit Oswiecim (Auschwitz), one of the largest sites of Nazi Germany’s concentration camps during World War II, on a private guided tour.
- Discover the Hungarian capital city of two halves (Buda and Pest) on walking tours of the city.
- Dive into the city’s Turkish heritage on a visit to one of the several still-functioning 16th century spas.
- Ascend St John’s Hill, the highest point overlooking the city in the Budapest hills, via the famous Children’s Railway.
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Best Time To Go
February to November
- Transportation in cities by bike, on foot, or local transport, ensuring minimum impact
- Meals provided by small, family or locally-owned operators
- Local guides lead all trips
- Dedicated to working with small independent, often family run hotels