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Self-Guided Capitals of Central Europe

Germany, Czech Republic & Austria in 9 Days, 8 Nights in Destination

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Our essential independent tour of Central Europe's most important cities and sights! Travel by train through Berlin, Prague and Vienna as you uncover the architecture and history of this diverse region!

Trip Highlights

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    Vienna
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    Prague
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    Berlin

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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  1. Departures available until December 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + £ 340

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  • Accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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Accommodation: 8 Nights

Itinerary

Get to know the magical cities and charming culture of Central Europe! Unearth the history of bohemian Berlin, a melting pot of cultures. In Prague, stroll through the fairytale streets of this 'City of a Hundred Spires' before discovering the artistic legacy of enchanting Vienna.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Berlin

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Set off for your departure airport, ready for a flight to Berlin. Arrive in Berlin, and transfer to the hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure and feel free to get out and about to discover Berlin at your own pace! Overnight stay in Berlin.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Aletto Kudamm or similar
tripadvisor rating

1018 Reviews

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2nd Day: Berlin

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Tuck into a hearty German breakfast at the hotel and set off on an exciting panoramic city tour of East and West Berlin, to uncover the history and sights of the capital! Take an iconic photo at the majestic Brandenburg Gate, visit the poignant Holocaust Memorial and stroll along the leafy Unter den Linden Avenue. Discover Museum Island, the Red Town Hall, the Nikolai Quarter. Trace the turbulent history of the city at Checkpoint Charlie and see the fragmented remains of the Berlin Wall, noticing the contrasts between the different sides of the city. See the Forum of Culture and the idyllic Tiergarten Park. Potsdamer Platz shows you a modern side of the city before you spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. It's time for a well-deserved German beer after a day of sightseeing! Overnight stay in Berlin.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Aletto Kudamm or similar
tripadvisor rating

1018 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Walking Tour of East & West Berlin

Moderate

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3rd Day: Berlin

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day exploring Berlin at your leisure. Why not visit the brilliant amazing cultural treasures at Museum Island or spend the day exploring the flower gardens of the Tiergarten. Overnight stay in Berlin.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Aletto Kudamm or similar
tripadvisor rating

1018 Reviews

See our full selection

4th Day: Berlin - Prague

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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the train station to catch a train to the Czech capital of Prague, a journey of around 4.5 hours. Arrive in Prague, known for its fairytale old town, lively nightlife and nicknamed the 'City of a Hundred Spires'. Transfer to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure. Overnight stay in Prague.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Harmony or similar
tripadvisor rating

25 Reviews

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5th Day: Prague

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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on a city tour of Prague, nicknamed the 'Golden City'. See the famous Powder Tower and explore the Old Town. Reach Old Town Square home to the famous Astronomical Clock, one of the most popular sights in Prague, and the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn. Finish the tour at the iconic Charles Bridge. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure to explore the sights and sample the local cuisine at your own pace. Alternatively, enjoy an optional folklore-themed dinner* in a traditional Czech restaurant. Overnight stay in Prague.

*Optional Folklore Dinner: Enjoy dinner at a typical Czech restaurant which includes dance and live music performances, a truly unforgettable evening basking in Czech culture.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Harmony or similar
tripadvisor rating

25 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Prague City Tour

Moderate

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Optional
Czech Folklore Dinner

Light

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6th Day: Prague

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day exploring Prague at your leisure. Get to know its atmospheric old town, people-watch from the cafe terraces or explore Prague's various museums and art galleries. Alternatively, enjoy an optional boat ride through Prague's canals*. Overnight stay in Prague.

*Boat Ride Through Prague's Canals: Embark on a boat ride along the canals of ‘Little Venice’ and gaze at the most emblematic monuments from the Vltava River. Cross the famous Charles Bridge to the historical center district, Malá Strana, and end the excursion at the fascinating Charles Bridge.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Harmony or similar
tripadvisor rating

25 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Boat Ride Through Prague's Canals

Light

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7th Day: Prague - Vienna

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After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the train station to catch a train to Vienna, a journey of around 4.5 hours. Travel through the beautiful landscapes of Bohemia and Moravia towards Austria and its capital, Vienna. Arrive in Vienna, an imperial city famed for its artistic legacy and for being the home town of Mozart and Beethoven. Transfer to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure. We recommend heading to the historic centre to enjoy the charming atmosphere. During the summer the riverbanks come alive with lively bars and restaurants, so be sure to check this out if the weather is pleasant. Overnight stay in Vienna.

 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Austria Trend Hotel Beim ... or similar
tripadvisor rating

893 Reviews

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8th Day: Vienna

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Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the 'City of Dreams' today on a Vienna city tour. Take the Ringstrasse ring road to see some of the capital's most important buildings including the State Opera House, the Museums of Art History and Natural History, the Museumquartier, the Imperial Palace (the former winter residence of the Emperor), the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy Vienna at your leisure.  Alternatively, you can opt to enjoy a classical music concert*, a must-do activity while in the city! Overnight stay in Vienna. 

*Optional Classical Music Concert: Sit it on what is sure to be an unforgettable and truly authentic experience while in Vienna, a classical music concert.

 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Austria Trend Hotel Beim ... or similar
tripadvisor rating

893 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Vienna City Tour

Moderate

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Optional
Classical Music Concert in Vienna

Light

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9th Day: Vienna - UK/Ireland

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Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to bring your journey through Central Europe to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK. Arrive in the UK and end your trip.  

Included activities

Included
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Meeting point: Reichstagufer 17, Berlin - please arrive 5 minutes before departure.

Walking Tour of East & West Berlin

Included activity for day 2 in Berlin

Uncover the sights of East and West Berlin, including Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, Museum Island, Checkpoint Charlie, the fragmented remains of the Berlin Wall and much more, as you explore this city of two halves and its immense history.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 10:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included
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Before your departure you will receive a voucher with the meeting point and presentation time.

Prague City Tour

Included activity for day 5 in Prague

Take a city tour of Prague. See the famous Powder Tower and explore the Old Town. Reach Old Town Square home to the famous Astronomical Clock, one of the most popular sights in Prague, and the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn. End the tour at Charles Bridge.

Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included
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Before your departure you will receive a voucher with the meeting point and presentation time.

Vienna City Tour

Included activity for day 8 in Vienna

Discover the best-known sights of Vienna as you take a city tour around the Ringstrasse, the circular boulevard that borders the historic heart of the city. Discover Vienna's most emblematic landmarks and architectural treasures.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information

Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Czech Folklore Dinner

Suggested activity for day 5 in Prague

Have dinner in a traditional Czech restaurant where the theme of the night is folklore and enjoy the full experience including dance and live music performances as you feast on a delicious meal.

Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional
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Before your departure you will receive a voucher with the meeting point and presentation time.

Boat Ride Through Prague's Canals

Suggested activity for day 6 in Prague

Embark on a boat ride along the canals of ‘Little Venice’ and gaze at the most emblematic monuments from the Vltava River. Cross the famous Charles Bridge to the historical center district, Malá Strana, and end the excursion at the fascinating Charles Brid

Duration 00:45h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional

Classical Music Concert in Vienna

Suggested activity for day 8 in Vienna

Attend a typical Vienna-style classical music concert sure to leave you awe-struck

Duration 01:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

more information

The price includes

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    Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Berlin, Vienna - UK/Ireland.
  • Train 2nd. Class: Berlin - Prague, Prague - Vienna.
  • 8 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
    See hotels included
  • 8 breakfasts.
  • All transfers
  • Visits and entrance fees as is indicated in the itinerary.
    See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • City tours in Vienna, Prague & Berlin.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • Guide/s during the excursions.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Please note: this itinerary is an independent tour, not a group tour. It includes accommodation, some activities and some transfers, but you will not be accompanied by a guide throughout the entire trip, nor will you be traveling in a group.

  • Germany
  • Czech Republic
  • Austria
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with the minimum validity required.

    • Visa

      No visa is required to enter the country.

    • Currency

      Euro.

    • Language

      German.

    • Electricity

      230V, 50 Hz.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from EU countries.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 01:00.

    • Other useful information

      Shops and businesses usually open 08:30 - 18:30 from Monday to Friday and 08:30 - 13:00 on Saturdays.

    • Tourist Office website

      https://www.germany.travel/en/index.html

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

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