Explore Central Europe
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.
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Walk the Berlin Wall with a Historian, Berlin National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Naschmarkt Walk, 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.
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.
Train, bus, private van, local bus, walking.
Hotel/pensions (8 nts).
Day 1 Berlin
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Berlin (1B)
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.
Day 3 Berlin/Prague (1B)
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.
Day 4 Prague (1B)
The day is free to explore. Wander the quarters to shop or relax at a local cafe. Opt to visit Prague Castle, museums, and galleries.
Day 5 Prague/ÄŒeska½ Krumlov (1B)
Travel to the charming town of ÄŒeska½ Krumlov. Opt to embark on a guided ghost story walk or visit the castle.
Day 6 ÄŒeska½ Krumlov/Vienna (1B)
Drive across the border into Austria, where we take an orientation walk with the CEO. Visit the historic Hotel Sacher and taste the world-famous Sacher Torte. Enjoy free time this evening to visit the opera house or simply enjoy a walk around the city.
Day 7 Vienna (1B)
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 cafe and order a slice of mouthwatering Viennese cake.
Day 8 Vienna/Budapest (1B)
Catch a train to our last stop, Budapest, Hungary. Enjoy an orientation walk and opt to "take the waters" at a thermal bathhouse or visit the stunning castle.
Day 9 Budapest (1B)
Depart at any time.