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EUROPEAN GEMS

Instead of spending the whole summer with your family, join the Unitrips family to celebrate the end of exmas and discover the gems of central Europe

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13 DAYS

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€790

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9 COUNTRIES

Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain

14 UNESCO

World Heritage Sites

Become a Unitripper for this incredible European Tour! From the impressive Hungarian capital to the parisienne capital of France with its Eiffel tower. Don’t think twice and come and enjoy these diverse and different countries! Join this journey through Europe’s gems.  

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15th to 27th June

Day 1 - Budapest

Our trip will make a start in the Hungarian capital, Budapest. The city is split into two sections: ‘Buda’ on the west side of the river Danube and ‘Pest’ on the east side. Today, they have been merged together to form a capital that is among one of the most important cities in the European Union.

We will wait until 14.30 to start with a trip to the most important monuments.

Those who arrive in the morning can make the most of their time and take the metro line 1, the second oldest in all of Europe, and visit the city park with its Vajdahunyad castle, or relax in the Szechenyi thermal baths.

In our guided visit we will meet the Jewish district, where you can find the biggest synagogue in Europe, and the second in the world. Advancing upwards, we will arrive at the exquisite Andrassy Avenue­ (a boulevard in the city) and then at St. Stephen’s Basilica (the third largest church building in Hungary and named after the country’s first king), where the late legendary Hungarian footballer Puskas is buried!

After crossing the mythical chain bridge (the first permanent stone bridge built connecting Buda and Pest), you will see the green hills of Buda, with its historical museums, the Fishermen’s Bastion and other amazing views. Tired from walking? Enjoy a tasteful dinner and recharge because we will be about to spend the night between ruins bars and having fun in the thermal baths in a SPA-rty!

Did you know…

– The yellow line of Budapest metro is the second oldest underground railway in the world built from 1894 to 1896, the first being the London Underground

– Budapest has 118 thermal springs varying from 21-78 Degrees Celsius, providing over 70 million liters of water per day

– According to a survey by the British Foreign Office, the Hungarian language is the world’s most difficult language to learn

Be convinced!

The 10 most interesting facts about Budapest

Day 2 - Budapest - Bratislava - Vienna

It is time for us to move on… today the Unibus passes through Slovakia to visit its capital Bratislava, starting with the castle on the bank of the Danube, and then the rest of the elegant city, rich with historical bronze statues. After a Slovak meal, “Bryndzové halušky”, we’ll change our direction and head towards Austria and another capital (our third in one day!): Vienna. You can brag when you go home that you had breakfast in Budapest, lunch in Bratislava and dinner in Vienna!

More information:

– In the streets of Bratislava there are crowns on the floor, symbolizing the 19 kings and queens of the Austro-Hungarian empire, who were buried in the St Martin Cathedral.

Here you have an article you can’t miss out on about the Most Famous Austrians!

Day 3 - Vienna

An exciting day awaits us in Austria! In the morning, we shall have a guided tour of the famous monumental ring of the city, ‘the Ringstrasse’, admiring the magnificent 19th century buildings such as the State Operathe Burgtheater (also known as the ‘Austrian National Theatre’ in Vienna- listed amongst the most important German language theatres in the world), the Museum of Biology and History and a list of other exquisite places. Have you ever heard of the ‘Hofburg’, the former residence of the royal court? Also on the list is St. Stephen’s Square with the Gothic cathedral of the same name known as the most important church in Vienna. Feeling hungry already? You can quench your hunger with a typical schnitzel or go to Hotel Sacher, where the famous ‘Sacher torte’ (a particular type of chocolate cake) was invented.

Optional bus tour with local professional guide to Ringstrasse and Schonbrunn**: €20

The afternoon will be spent exploring the Schoenbrunn Palace. Its magnificent architecture is encompassed by its lovely gardens, dating between the 18th century and 1918. The palace served as the summer manor of the Habsburg monarchy and has is now a source of major tourist attraction. The royal residency consists of 22 rooms where Empress Sissi (Empress Elizabeth of Austria), Emperor Franz Joseph (the Empress’s husband) alongside his sons carried out their studies and played.

Did you know…

-Vienna is a city of dogs. Dogs are welcome on all transport, and in bars and cafes. As a result, you will find drinking fountains at the entrance of each of these premises

-The ecological and environmental culture is strictly complied with. In Vienna every time a tree planted is destroyed, a new one is planted in its place and many leave a commemorative plaque indicating its name

-The fight for gender and sexual equality is very evident in Vienna, a city which began reshaping public spaces to help benefit both genders equally in 1991, a project called ‘gender mainstreaming’

 

Day 4 - Vienna - Cesky Krumlov - Prague

Welcome to the Czech Republic!

Before heading to Prague we will stop in a beautiful little town, Cesky Krumlow, known as the ‘Florence of Czech Republic’, before heading north towards the ‘Golden City’, Prague.

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?

checa republica praga muro

Day 5 - Prague - Munich

Today is a change up day, with a transfer by public transport you’ll travel from Prague to Munich. (Public transport included in the price of the trip).

Munich is the capital of the bavaria region and famous for Oktoberfest… and Bayern! So recharge your engines and get ready to try the country’s locally brewed beer!

Munich is not only a rich, modern and buzzing city; it has a lot of history as well. We will stop at its cathedral and the Marienplatz with its famous Gothic clock – which has 43 bells and 32 animated figures that will dance for us when the clock strikes 12.

Day 6 - Munich - Cologne - Frankfurt

We’ll continue in Germany, board our Unibus which will take us towards the River Main, and the financial centre of Germany: Frankfurt. Today, we have quite a long journey ahead of us, so we advise you to get comfortable, relax, and enjoy the views of the rolling hills of southern Germany.

The fifth largest city in Germany, Frankfurt has an important history and economy. Similar to most of German cities, it was left destroyed after the Second World War and has since been reconstructed completely. Today, it’s an important economic and financial hub in Europe, sometimes known as “the financial capital of the European Union”. It is known for its impressive gothic St Bartholomew’s gothic Cathedral, which, throughout its life has become a symbol for national unity in Germany, and also for the botanical gardens and the medieval architecture of the famous “Römer” house.

Did you know that…

– The city is headquarters of one of the largest architectural libraries in the world with more than 130,000 volumes, belonging to the Architectural Institute of Germany

– The city has a longer name than you’d think: the official name of Frankfurt is “Frankfurt am Main”, coming from the river Main that flows through the city

– The frankfurter sausage was born in this city under the name Frankfurter Würstchen around 1860

Day 7 - Frankfurt - Amsterdam

Guten Morgen Deutschland!

With a lot of energy, we will visit the centre of Cologne, the city famous for its waters and for the most gothic cathedral of all cathedrals! We will start our day looking at the incredible views the city has to offer from the other side of its famous bridge. We can add a lock to the hundreds of others on the bridge, have some lunch, as in the afternoon, the free city of Amsterdam awaits us!

By the afternoon we’ll arrive in Amsterdam, dump our bags, and go straight out to enjoy the famous Red Light District by night. The night is young and life is short, let’s go have fuuun!

amsterdam grupo unitrips

Day 8 - Amsterdam

Culture and liberal politics have made Amsterdam a world reference for liberal people, especially those who push for the legalization of soft drugs (marijuana and hashish) and the legalization of prostitution.

But Amsterdam is not just coffee shops and red light district, take a walk through the Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandt museum, the Moco or Rijksmuseum or visit the Anne Frank House, and if you fancy a beer, Heineken is your star choice!

Boat trip on the Amsterdam Canals**: €10

Visit to Anne Frank’s house* (skip the line): €15

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Did you know that…

– The facade of numerous houses that populate Amsterdam lean forwards. The explanation for this is that its architects built them feeling that, given their narrowness, the best way to get furniture into the house is through the top story windows. Therefore every house has a hook on its rooftop and furniture can be hoisted to prevent the it from crashing into the facade

– Amsterdam is the most liberal city in the world, so we think. It was the first city in the world to legalize same sex marriage, marijuana and prostitution

– Most men and women are tall in Amsterdam. Men measure an average of 184 cm and women 170 cm

More info regarding the coffee shops:

The Best Coffee Shops in Amsterdam

Day 9 - Amsterdam - Brussels

Don’t get lost in Amsterdam!! Because this morning we’re off to Belgium and specifically its capital: Brussels. You’ll get to know the heart of the European Union here, in all its dynamism and splendour.

We will visit and walk around the city, seeing its most characteristic and touristy places. Art Nouveau, the great creators of the world comic are based here, and it’s here that Tintin, Lucky Luke and the Smurfs were born. Mannekin Pis is the symbol of the city and over two centuries has received over 2 million visitors a year. Here is a country with 10 million inhabitants and 3 different languages: French, Flemish and German are spoken here.

The Atomium and Grand Place are incredible features of the city and if you have a sweet tooth you’ll get lost in the scent of chocolate and waffles  in its streets…

If not sweets, you can try the beer… but beware it’s very misleading at 8-9% alcohol content!

atomium bruselas grupo unitrips

Did you know that…

– The famous Manneken Pis statue in Brussels, also known as meón child, is not the original. There have been silent replacements of the statue due to it being damaged and stolen by vandals repeatedly.

– The three typical delights of Brussels are: frites, waffles and beer

– There are  many types of beer in Brussels, and the Delirium bar is one of the most picturesque, collecting them all

– There is a wellspring of hot water, cold water and sparkling water in the middle of the city, located at the Gare Central

– Some of its universities follow the Flemish method of education, while others remain French

Day 10 - Brussels - Bruges - Ghent

Today, you will have two options! The first is to rest and recover from your hangover; while the second option is that you hang out with us and see another two amazing Flemish cities! Also, they’re right next to Brussels, so hop on the Unitrips bus and we’ll take you there. We’ll start the day visiting the beautiful university city of Ghent, and end it asking for a cake in Bruges, the most visited city in Brussels after its capital.

Here you’ll be glad to see these two well preserved medieval towns where the medieval architectural style of Northern Europe has remained intact!

Optional Trip** (Bruges – Ghent): €35

Did you know that…

– During the Middle Ages, Bruges encountered its most prominent financial height which is reflected in its Gothic design. The city started its decay when its port was blocked by sandbars

– Contrary to the popular belief that relates the name of the city to a story about witches, “Brugge” has its roots in the Old Dutch word for “bridge”

– It belongs to the region of Flanders, considered culturally much richer than Wallonia (the southern part of Belgium)

Day 11 - Brussels - Paris

We’ll get back on our friend the Unitrips bus after having had a decent breakfast in Brussels, we’ll make haste towards the “City of Love”. You still have time to declare yourself to that person you like you rascal ;) We’ll pass through the north of France where the Ch’tis will welcome us (“Bienvenue chez le Ch’tis” was a popular film throughout France) and we’ll enter into the city of Light.

If the traffic allows us, we’ll go directly to visit the Sun King in Versailles* and there will visit its lengthy gardens (optional trip)… and from there do a panoramic tour of the city of Paris.

If you have no energy, you have the option of exploring the things you really want to see in Paris this afternoon.

Optional excursion to Versailles and Paris by night**: €20

Did you know that…

– The Eiffel Tower is 18 cm higher in summer due to the expansion of the iron

– Paris is called the city of light because long ago a mayor of Paris lit every house with a candle to stop robbers during the night

– There is a so-called “Paris syndrome” affecting the Japanese who come to the city and are disappointed when it doesn’t reach their expectations. There is even a 24 hour hotline for those affected

paris we love you pareja unitrips

Day 12 - Paris

We’ll wake up in Paris and after having eaten a croissant, we’ll begin our route in Paris, we only need to choose where to start! You don’t have to be in love to enjoy Paris. We’ll visit the most characteristic places in Paris, we’ll walk along the Senne river until we get to the Notre Dame, the most famous gothic cathedral in the world, covered with gargoyles. We’ll make our way towards the Louvre and snap a photo with the famous pyramids and continue onto the Place de la Concorde.

Of course, we’ll finish our tour at the most famous tower in the world, the Eiffel Tower, a massive structure of steel which was a result of a universal exhibition in the nineteenth century and since then has watched the people of Paris from above, covered in trillions of their little locks.

Not had enough yet right?! Well, recharge your batteries because things still wait to be seen in Paris that you can’t miss! What do you think about seeing the Sacre Coeur in Montmatre and making our way down Pig Alley?

paris grupo unitrips notre dame

Day 13 - Paris

Today will be your free day in Paris, and we’ve left you time to see any places you still have unchecked on the list. If not, we’ll give you some tips on what to do :)

Now is the time to go to the Louvre and enjoy its endless exhibitions, or at least wink at the Mona Lisa.

Perhaps if you prefer modern architecture you’ll find your place amongst the futuristic skyscrapers of La Defense.

Do you prefer the exotic and multicultural? There’s a very interesting area called Belleville where the Lord Malaussene used to live!

If you want to see a bit of Italy in Paris don’t hesitate to visit the gardens of Luxembourg, which were owned by Maria dei Medici, and on the way appreciate the Pantheon, the Sorbonne (the top university in France) and stroll through the Latin Quarter and its thousands of pubs.

Make the most of your last day trip… because at night we will take the bus back to Madrid. (Extra bus).

*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: Budapest

 

Start

Finish
Clock-52

14:30

Return time when suits you
Safety Collection Place Filled-50 Budapest

Madrid or Paris

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

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

  • Barcelona to Budapest (BUD) with Vueliing, Ryanair or WizzAir
  • Madrid to Budapest (BUD) with Iberia, Ryanair or WizzAir
  • Malaga to Budapest (BUD) with Ryanair or WizzAir
  • Alicante to Budapest (BUD) or WizzAir
  • Tenerife (TFS) to Budapest (BUD) with WizzAir
  • Gran Canaria (LPA) to Budapest (BUD) with Ryanair

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

To return from Paris, the best option is:

By Night Bus* with Unitrips. Note only this date is available!

  • 27th June: Return Paris-Madrid  (Only €48)

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!

What’s included?

  • Transport in our comfortable Unibus from Madrid to all the mentioned cities
  • 13 days 12 nights in the best hostels/hotels in Europe:
  • 1 night in Budapest
  • 2 nights in Vienna
  • 2 nights in Prague
  • 1 night in Frankfurt
  • 2 nights in Amsterdam
  • 2 nights in Brussels
  • 2 nights in Paris
  • 1 night in our Unibus
  • 12 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 Vienna with local professional guide (€20)

*Booking*

Unfortunately, there is a problem with our English booking form at the moment. Please use the Spanish version on the right and use this translation to help. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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.

Additional Information

Date

27-12-2016

790,00  690,00 

From 15th to 27th June

13 days from €690

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