Berlin to Budapest by Train | Summer | 2024

Berlin to Budapest by Train | Summer | 2024

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$1748

Berlin to Budapest by Train | Summer | 2024

9 Days Starting in Berlin, Germany and ending in Budapest, Hungary

Visiting: Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest

Tour operator:

Contiki

Tour code:

BNHMA19

Specialist Group:

18-30 Somethings

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 24

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-35

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Cultural, History, Rail Tours

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

From: $2579 $1748 Operator discount: -$774 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$57 -32%

NB: Prices correct on 24-Jun-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

This trip makes tracks through Europe's coolest cities, taking the train from Berlin to Budapest 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.

Highlights

  • Walk through the winding cobbled streets and head up into the fairytale-like Castle District for panoramic city views.

  • Explore Berlin's oh-so-historical (and oh-so-hipster) Kreuzberg district and finish off with dinner.

  • Explore the cobblestones, cathedrals and castles on a walking tour, before refuelling with a traditional Czech dinner at Prague.

  • 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.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Start Berlin

Location: Berlin

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ibis Ostbahnhof (or similar)

Meals Included: Dinner

Hallo Berlin! This eclectic, richly historical and culturally charming city will blow us away as soon as we arrive. We'll waste no time in checking out the cutting-edge culinary scene. Berlin is considered the vegan capital of Europe... and there is plenty for the carnivores too! 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.

Day 2 : Berlin

Location: Berlin

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ibis Ostbahnhof (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

2 walking tours today. This morning, we'll enjoy an exclusive MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience with Refugee Voices, learning from young refugees on a fascinating walking tour that draws parallels between Germany's turbulent past and the present situation in many countries across the world today. This evening, you’ll have the chance to explore Berlin's oh-so-historical (and oh-so-hipster) Kreuzberg district… followed by an included dinner.

Day 3 : Berlin To Prague

Location: Berlin, Prague

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ibis Praha Old Town (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

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

Arriving in Prague, we'll explore the cobblestones, cathedrals and castles on a walking tour, before refuelling with a traditional Czech dinner. Believe us when we say that the beer here is the best in Europe.

Day 4 : Prague

Location: Prague

Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ibis Praha Old Town (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Breakfast

Time to explore more of Prague - 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 too, so don't forget to check out some of the city's coolest bars (of which there are many to choose from!). Or better yet, join a food tour where you'll be shown some of the very best spots to eat.

Day 5 : Prague To Vienna

Location: Prague, Vienna

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: JO&JOE Vienna (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

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

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

Day 6 : Vienna

Location: Vienna

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: JO&JOE Vienna (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

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 before ending the day at one of the world's most historic theme parks: Prater, and eating schnitzel in the leafy surrounding park.

Day 7 : Vienna To Budapest

Location: Vienna, Budapest

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ibis Budapest Heroes Square (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we're making our way to Hungary!

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.

Day 8 : Budapest

Location: Budapest

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ibis Budapest Heroes Square (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

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 night time cruise down the Danube, getting to see all of Budapest's historical buildings from the water as we enjoy an authentic feast.

Day 9 : End Budapest

Location: Budapest

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

What's Included

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary.

  • Fully Guided

    Yes, An English speaking tour guide on this tour.

What's Not Included

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Check out our Q&As

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, An English speaking local guide on this tour.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    The maximum size of group is 24 people.

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in itinerary.

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No, minimum age limit is 18 years.

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    In 1961, a guy called John Anderson founded Contiki in New Zealand. Whilst later bought by The Travel Corporation, the tour company had already been using the name ‘Contiki’ since its inception.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Contiki trips are designed & operated exclusively for those aged 18-35 years. Your travelling companions will be like-minded adventurers within that age range. The age range is adhered to strictly.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® is our commitment to protect people, wildlife and the incredible planet we all share. Powered by The TreadRight Foundation, a non-profit organisation and Contiki’s guiding hand when it comes to making travel matter.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    All documentation will be sent via email around 21 days prior to your trip departure. You can also access information on your trip by signing up to My Contiki via the top right icon of the homepage.

Reviews of this operator

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Northern Choice plus Kaikoura

16-Jan-2023

The trip ran so smoothly and was well organised! The extra add ons were amazing and all the services were spot on. Food places were reasonable. I'm definitely booking my next contiki trip again soon!

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Sophie  

Exceptional customer service

14-Jan-2023

Contiki were exceptional in providing customer service. They provided me with lots of information and were quick in responding to all my questions. I found that they were super helpful.

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Trusted Customer  

First time traveling with Contiki. Highly recommend! You’ll have a blast

17-Jan-2023

First time traveling internationally since Covid and glad I spent the trip with Contiki. The travel, lodging, meals, activities everything was planned effortlessly. Going to Greece in may with contiki. Highly recommend

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Trusted Customer  

Amazing trip. Made great friends and memories. Can’t wait for my next trip

15-Jan-2023

I had 24 people on my contiki and I think it was the perfect number, we all got to know each other well and got along great. Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable, the hotels were nice and in great locations.

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Tanner Stokes  

My amazing trip to Africa

13-Jan-2023

Sherif was an excellent tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about every single small detail at each site that we visited. In addition to his great service, he has a glowing spirit that made me feel like I had family with me the entire trip. Anything that I was concerned about, he always had an answer and was there to help. I truly enjoyed my experience and will purchase a tour with him in the future

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