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Make the most of summer by visiting Berlin, Krakow and Prague!

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8 DAYS

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€545

Now only €355 in  july

and €465 in june

4 COUNTRIES

Hungary, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic

9 UNESCO

World Heritage Sites

Fly to Prague and enjoy this city full of history! Afterwards, you can look forward to Berlin, meet the Wavel dragon in the surprising Krakow, and the beautiful Budapest. Discover Eastern Europe in the hands of Unitrips.

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18th to 25th June

15th to 22nd June

Day 1 - Prague

Welcome to the Czech Republic!

Today you will have the day to arrive to Prague and check in.

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and the largest city in the region of Bohemia. It is known to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and you won’t wonder why! Its location in the center of Europe and its good communication with neighboring countries make it one of the most visited destinations on the European continent. During its history, the city has received many names, such as “The Golden City”, “City of a Hundred Spires” and “The Heart of Europe”.

Furthermore, Prague was born from the union of five ancient cities on the waters of the Vltava River and has traditionally been the political, economic and cultural center of the Czech Republic.

Do you know the legends of Prague?

Day 2 - Prague

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Lets make the most of the morning to visit this incredible city. We’ll go from the gunpowder tower and pass by the beautiful, modernist Municipal House to the Wenceslas square, universally known for the scene in “Prague Spring”. The state theatre, where various works of Mozart were first shown, and the Jewish District are all close by. After, we can pass by the Clementinum, the old Jesuit college, to finally arrive at the Charles Bridge, with its 30 famous baroque sculptures. If we have time, we can head to the “Old town Square” with its outstanding and fascinating astronomical clock.

In the afternoon we still have a lot to see of this beautiful city. If you have the energy, you can follow the path up to the Prague Castle, which sits in the bend of the Moldova river, and is the biggest castle in the world. Get to know its patios, where we will find the Saint Vito Cathedral, with its artistic treasures, gothic palaces and ancient palace of the Bohemian kings with the magnificent hall of Vladislav, which was the biggest civil hall in Europe in its time. Also, the St George Basilica, made in the year 920 and the Golden Lane, where the castle guards, medieval artisans, goldsmiths, alchemists and even the great Franz Kafka all stayed.

We hope that you didn’t get too tired today, because the price of a huge variety of czech beers is very very cheap…

Did you know…

Prague Beer is cheaper than water! This is because beer is part of the everyday life and is sweet and drinkable. Awesome!

– Prague is not at its height of fashion. The city still sees the “socks and sandals” look… Don’t believe us? Keep an eye out when you go!

– The Prague Castle is described as the largest ancient castle on Earth. This is where the monarchy of Bohemia and the presidents of the Czech Republic stay. (We will visit this site and highlight the Golden Lane, as well as the Black and White Towers)

– The Prague Astronomical Clock tells time with reasonable accuracy in different styles including the zodiac

 

Day 3 - Prague - Dresden - Berlin

We continue the journey having learned firsthand about the culture and history of the Czech Republic. We then head towards the German capital, Berlin. We depart in the morning so as not to miss a minute of this metropolis that is yet to be discovered. To recharge our batteries during the journey, we’ll stop in Dresden, known as the ‘Florence of the River Elbe’. Here, we can try a German ‘wurst’ and appreciate the baroque architecture of this city.

Berlin is one of the most important cities in the political sphere of the European Union and also in 2006 it was appointed by UNESCO as one of the most creative cities in Europe.

Why should you be so enthusiastic? Firstly, it’s beyond a doubt that Berliners whose harsh yet charming appeal make the city a genuine and authentic place to visit, and secondly Berlin has a wealth of attractions whose dynamism reflects the spirit and history of the time and people. Not to mention the great historic and dramatic events of the twentieth century that makes this city so special. We will delve back in time and see the marks of the former Berlin Wall, which stood for 28 years and divided this city in times of World War II.

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Did you know…

– The origin and meaning of Berlin is “marshy land” because of the land on which the city is built. The name of the city has roots in the West Slavic language in which “ber beri” means  ‘swamp’

– The Berlin TV Tower is 368 meters high, and is the third highest tower in Europe. What’s more, not just that,  you can go 200 meters up the tower, to a restaurant that makes one full rotation on its axis at regular intervals

– Although the only main meaningful entryway in the city is the Brandenburg Gate, at one point Berlin flaunted 18 entrance gates.

– This city has an island called Museum Island.  The island houses five internationally important museums all of which are major players in the Berlin State Museums: The Altes Museum, Neues Museum,  Alte Nationalgalerie museum , Bode museum and Pergamon museum, all declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1999

– The Cathedral of St. Hedwig was the only Catholic Church in the city until 1854. It was later destroyed during the Second World War, and its reconstruction was completed in 1963

Day 4 - Berlin

With batteries recharged, we will make the most of today to get to know Berlin in all its glory.

Optional bus tour with local professional guide**: €20

Walking through its extraordinary old town we can admire symbolic and important sites such as the historical Reichstag Building which houses the German parliament. Moving ahead, we will find the Brandenburg Gate: In its day was the separation point between West Berlin and East Berlin.  Onwards towards Potsdamer Platz (a significant public square and traffic intersection located in the centre of Berlin), we’ll visit one of the most essential monuments of Berlin, a monument to Holocaust victims and murdered Jews.

We will keep moving until we reach Checkpoint Charlie (named by the western allies and best known crossing point between the East and West Berlin). One of the best preserved areas of the old Berlin wall, covered in graffiti is in Alexanderplatz, one of the largest squares in the country where the TV tower stands. Finally, we’ll wind up in the area of one of the most impressive buildings in the city: the Berlin Cathedral and Museum Island where we’ll call it a day.

Did you know…

– The Berlin Wall, which divided the city from August 13, 1961 to November 9, 1989, had a total length of 45 km. This wall separated the Western part of Germany from the Eastern communist part. It was known as the “wall of shame” and was 3.6 meters tall

– One tenth of the population of Berlin is made up of mainly Turks, Italians, Poles and Russians. In addition, the German capital has the largest Turkish community outside Turkey, comprising of more than 150,000 people. The district of Kreuzberg is the most mixed city called “Little Istanbul”

– Berlin is the third most visited city in the European Union and has a total of 3.4 million people. It is also the most populous city in Germany and the fifth in the European Union

– The home of the German Parliament, or the Reichstag Building, is known for its large dome: It is 40m in diameter and 23.5m high and weighs 800 tons. A total of 8,000 people visit the building every day

– The best preserved section of the Berlin wall is located next to the red Oberbaumbrücke Bridge (a double-decker bridge crossing Berlin’s River Spree) and forms the East Side Gallery. It is about 1.3 kilometers long and holds more than 100 paintings, making it the world’s largest open air gallery

Day 5 - Berlin- Krakow

We’ll get up and start on our way towards the intellectual city of Krakow, but before, we’ll make a stop in the grand Polish city “Wroclaw”. It’s one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Poland, full with an interesting history arisen from its German, Austrian and Czech rule. The city attracts both Polish and foreign tourists who flock as much for its exceptional architecture as its numerous festivals and buzzing nightlife.

Nowadays this city, an important academic and cultural centre and student hub, boasts an incredible nightlife. We will see the market square of Wroclaw, one of the biggest in Europe. Furthermore, the city is made up of various islands, connected by more than 100 bridges. After lunch we will head to Krakow and like the awesome university city it is, we will go out and PARTY!

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Did you know…

– It’s so cheap to eat in Poland  it works out cheaper to eat in a restaurant than cook for yourself

In Poland, people so easily master language to the point where almost all young people under 30 speak perfect English

Day 6 - Krakow - Auschwitz* - Krakow

Krakow is the cultural point of interest of Poland due to its history, so you can enjoy the Jewish quarter, the communist neighborhood or the old town of medieval origin. Be that as it may, to really appreciate this city, we offer the possibility one of these activities … or both if you’d prefer:

Optional trip to Auschwitz*: €30

Not suitable for very sensitive people. Leaving the old town we will take a guided tour round the concentration camp Auschwitz and Birkenau (a combination of concentration/extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas), a symbol of the Nazi horror of the Second World War.

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Don’t fancy this option? Well, enjoy Krakow in your own time!

On the way back we will enjoy the night life of this buzzing university city until dawn!

Lo Mejor de Cracovia

Did you know…

– Auschwitz is the most used concentration camp in film production; more than 50 films have been produced here in recent years.

The Greatest films set in Poland

– The history of Krakow lies in a legend of a dragon. You can visit a commemorative statue deep in the bowels of the castle which even breathes fire at certain times of the day. It has become a tourist favourite

– The majority of tourists are surprised by the beauty of Krakow and use their visit as a chance of relaxation before visiting Auschwitz. Many look forward to spending more time in the city

The Best of Krakow

Day 7- Krakow - Budapest

We will start our say heading towards Slovakia, and only a few kilometers into the country we will visit a tiny town called Oravsky Podzamok, where we will visit one of the oldest castles in Slovakia, the Orava Castle (optional entrance). After the visit, we will continue our tour where we will pass by the Carpathian Mountains and border the Tatras, the highest peak in this central European mountain range.

Finally we will arrive back to Budapest! To end it all we have one last night to spend with our new friends from all over the world, dancing the night away.

Day 8 - Bye Bye Budapest

Now will be time to say goodbye… But don’t worry! We hope Unitrips will always be in your heart and we look forward to welcoming you back for another Euro experience!

*Those extras marked with (**) in the description need to be selected when you reserve your place for the tour through the reservation form. This is because numbers need to be booked far in advance. 

**Those extras marked with (**) in the description are not in the form used to book your place. We will be in touch two weeks before the tour to ask about your interest in these extras and you can pay directly to the tour leader during the trip. 

The program could suffer unforeseen changes due to weather conditions, traffic… or the ability of the group to respect meeting times. 

The cities where we will sleep are subject to availability, depending on the flexibility of the hotels or hostels. The quality of the establishment will not change.

Meeting Point: Prague

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You will receive more information by email once reserved and before the departure.

To get to Prague there are low cost flights EVERY DAY:

  • Barcelona to Prague (PRG) with Vueling
  • Madrid to Prague (PRG) with Iberia

Check prices on the companies’ websites, or with comparison websites like:

If you have any problem regarding flights or schedules on the days you want, we can give you a hand. Before anything, we advise you to read this article!

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What’s included?

  • Transport in our comfortable private bus to all the destinations mentioned in the program
  • 8 days and 7 nights in the best hostels and hotels in Europe:
  • 2 nights in Prague
  • 2 nights in Berlin
  • 2 nights in Krakow
  • 1 night in Budapest
  • 7 buffet breakfasts
  • Multiple beds rooms (or you can specify a single or double room)
  • All transport costs
  • All costs related to parking, transport and tolls
  • Group leader during the whole trip
  • Assistance throughout the whole trip
  • Guided tours in mentioned cities given by tour leaders
  • Many other surprises!

What’s not included?                                          

  • Everything that is not mentioned in “What’s included?”
  • Transport to the starting point
  • Travel insurance and cancellation
  • Optional daytrips offered on the tour
  • Entrance fees for monuments and attractions
  • Visa fees or other administrative costs
  • Transport within the cities (metro, taxi etc.)
  • Bus tour in Berlin with local professional guide (€20)
  • Guided visit in the concentration camp Auschwitz (€30)

Reserve your place for only €100…

…and pay the rest 30 days before departure

Hop on – hop off:

Would you like to join a few days late? Do you need to leave before the end? Drop us a line and we can try to give you a reduced price!

Minimum number of participants:

As this is a group trip, a minimum of 40 people are required for the trip to be confirmed.

Hotels and hostels:

The multiple rooms are from 3 to 9 beds, according to the availability of the establishment. If you want a double or single room, mark this extra in your booking form.

Language:

The main language on the trip will be Spanish, however all of our tour leaders speak both Spanish and English, and any written information you receive will be in English.

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Date

19-05-2017, 18-06-2017, 15-07-2017

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