You’ll never forget
Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland
World Heritage Sites
Join this incredible tour through Eastern Europe with Unitrips. From the impressive Hungarian capital Budapest, you will also explore 2 other capitals on the river Danube: Bratislava and Vienna. Next, we will visit Prague, the capital of Czech Republic that never sleeps, alternative Berlin and the cultural and university capital of Poland, Krakow. We will finish the trip again back in Budapest.
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FROM 27 OF DECEMBER TO 7 OF JANUARY
1’ Day - Budapest
After spending Christmas with your beloved ones, fly to Budapest and join our group to go around Europe. This first day, depending on the arrival time of your flight, you will be able to walk around Budapest and get to know this city, born by unification of Buda and Pest when legendary Chain Bridge was built.
Since ’89 Hungary and it’s capital have been known for impressive development and every year they receive more and more tourist, youngsters among all, atracted by festivals and nightlife of Ruins Bar.
Are you cold-blooded? Then don’t forget your swimsuit and enjoy the best thermal baths in Europe, either at Szechenyi or at Gellert
Did you know that…
- Hungary was part of Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918, that’s why it has a lot in common with Vienna and Bratislava.
- Every saturday, thrilling parties in thermal baths of Szechenyi take place, called SPARTIES.
- Wizz-Air, the second Low Cost flight company of Europe is Hungarian….that’s why it’s so easy to find cheap flights to Budapest.
2’ Day - Budapest - Bratislava - Viena
It’s time to start the tour! First stop with our bus will be in the bordering country, in its modern capital Bratislava, to discover its amusing statues of bronze that make this city very likeable to the traveller’s eyes. But we won’t stop here, after driving only 50 km more, we will arrive to another country, Austria and its stunning capital Vienna. You will have a chance to blow your own trumpet saying that you had breakfast in Budapest, lunch in Bratislava and dinner in Vienna.
3’ Day - Vienna
Today, we will have to wake up early to take an advantage of the day, because Vienna has lot to offer.
You will have a chance to choose whether to join the optional tour around Vienna in the bus or to go walking around the centre.
By bus, you will visit all the main sight points of Vienna, from Prater and its oldest ferris wheel in Europe, through Danube to Ringstrasse, admiring its beautiful monuments from the XIX. century.
You will also see russian soldier and Belvedere palace (which houses Klimt museum)… and you will have the opportunity to feel like the pricess Sissi in the gardens of Schonbrunn palace.
Optional tour by bus Ringstrasse and Schonbrunn (with local professional guide)
And what about the lunch? Well, you should try Schnitzel and Sachertorte… the most famous chocolate cake in the world (Austrians say so :)).
Did you know that…
- Vienna was the cultural capital of Europe in the XIX. century. Habsburgs financed all kind of artists, that’s why Vienna is one of the places you must visit before you die
- Vienna was lucky to leave the russian hegemony in the ‘55 and turn into a neutral country. Therefore, Austria is nowadays much more developed and rich country than it’s neighbours.
- Watch the traffic lights of the city and you will find out something very curious ;)
4’ Day - Vienna - Cesky Krumlov - Prague
¡Vítejte v Cesku!
Another day, another country, another language, another currency. Thanks to travelling with Unitrips by bus, you will have a chance to explore Florence of Bohemia, Cesky Krumlov, an astonishing village in the south of Czech Republic. From here, we will keep on to the north, until the golden city of Prague, which will seduce you with elegant passageways of the old town and impressive castle.
Do you know its legends?
5’ Day - Prague
Before celebrating the New Year’s Eve, put your coat on and enjoy walking around the centre of Prague…We will take you to the Wenceslao square, universally known for having been the scene of “Prague Spring” or “Velvet revolution”. We will continue to the Old Town Square to take pictures with the most famous astronomical clock in the world, we will cross the river Vltava through Saint Charles bridge, checking one by one its 30 baroque statues, and finally we will arrive to the biggest castle of the world, with Golden Lane, where an example of world’s literature lived: Kafka.
¿You still have more energy? You can walk around New Town and Jewish quarter, both from medieval times.
We hope you haven’t got too tired, because today we still have New Year’s Eve dinner and party on the plan! People from all around the world come to Prague to celebrate it, considering the charm of the city and the very low price of beer :)
*NYE dinner and party: Celebrate New Years Eve with Unitrips.
Did you know that…
- The Prague castle is the biggest antique castle of the world. It’s here where the monarchy of Bohemia and presidents of Czech Republic had/have their residence.
- Czech Republic is the country on the top of the list of countries by beer consumption per capita. Beer is part of their culture and there are so many beer brands, that it would be impossible to try them all out, even drinking 10 per day during the whole tour. Impressive!
6’ Day - Prague
HAPPY NEW YEAR! After a legendary party, today we will give an option to get to know another jewel of Czech Republic: Kutna Hora, world heritage site, maybe because of picturesque old town, maybe because of the peculiar chapel made of human bones.
*Optional excursion to Kutna Hora
7’ Day - Prague - Dresden - Berlin
Today, we will go even northern and the temperatures will decrease even more! Germany and its capital, Berlín are waiting for us.
But on the way, we will make a stop in Dresden, known as “Florence on river Elbe”. We will have a chance to try “wurst” , german sausage and to value the baroque architecture of this city.
Berlin, after being almost completely destroyed during the II. world war, had to reinvent itself and was able to do so especially after the fall of the wall in ’89 and reunification of East and West side of the city. Since then, because of low cost of life, it attracted urban artists from all around Europe, and therefore we can admire here one of the best graffiti in Europe.
Did you know that…
- The origin and meaning of Berlin is “swampy land” given that the terrain over which this city was constructed was kind of swampy.
- The television tower of Berlin is 368 high, and is the second highest tower in Europe. But that’s not all, it’s possible to lift up to 200 metres, to the restaurant which turns 360o to makes the whole circle every 30 minute.
- Even though the only emblematic gate that still remains in the city is Brandenburg Gate, Berlin used to have 18 entrance gates.
8’ Day - Berlín
“Ich bin ein Berliner”, which means “I am a Berliner” is what JFK said in ’63 to show support with people who were separated from their families due to construction of Berlin wall. Today, it’t time for you to repeat the phrase and spend a day as a Berliner.
Optional tour* (with local professional guide)
You will have a chance to choose whether to spend the day with us and a professional local guide who will explain you until the last detail what lays behind buildings of Berlin, among all Reichstag, the Parliament of Germany, next to it the iconic Brandenburg Gate, and famous monument to holocaust, masterpiece of Heisman.
We will continue to the Checkpoint Charlie, running across a good portion of the formerly wall of Berlin, destroyed in ’89, surely the most important political event of Germany in the past 50 years. If there is time, we will get to famous Alexanderplatz, where you will have an opportunity to lift up to symbol of the Berlin skyline, the TV tower, and watch the impressive views.
Did you know that…
- The Berlin wall, which divided the city between 13th of august of 1961 and 9th of november 1989, was 45 km long. This wall separated the occidental part of Berlin from the communist part. Known as “wall of shame” it was 3,6 metres high.
- One tenth of the Berliners are foreigners, especially Turks, Italians, Polish and Russians. Moreover, Berlin has the biggest Turkish community after the Turkey itself, formed by more than 150.000 people. The Kreuzberg district, the most mixed one of the city receives the name of “little Istambul”.
9’ Day - Berlín - Krakow
Today is the day of travelling, crossing snowed plains of central Europe, we will arrive to another country that was scene to many battles and bombings along the II. World War: Poland. Almost all the Polish cities have been totaly destroyed and there are very few with such an intact old town. One of them is Wroclaw, where we will make a stop if everything goes as planned, to feel the atmosphere of this young city, where more than 100 bridges cross the river Oder. From there, we will follow to the south of Poland, where the cultural and touristic capital of Poland lays: Krakow.
Did you know that…
- From the political and historical point of view, Poland is one of the unluckiest countries of Europe in the last few centuries, for having been invaded by Germany, Russia, Czech Republic and Austria.
- At the same time, Poland was never invaded neither by Romans, nor by Turks.
- Poland is the most catholic country of Europe, especially among young people.
10’ Day - Krakow - Auschwitz* - Krakow
Krakow is the cultural expression of Poland, given its history: here you will have a chance to enjoy different zones developed in different eras, and that didn’t suffer relevant harms during the II. world war. The medieval old town is perfectly conserved and it’s possible to walk through it following the royal path that goes from the north to the south of the city, starting at the Barbican, crossing the market square, the biggest in Europe, which is dominated by the Saint Mary’s cathedral, and finishing at the legendary castle Wawel, which overlooks the river Vistula.
In the XIX century, jewish quarter was developed on the south from the castle, the most active and characteristic quarter of the town. This quarter was converted into a ghetto during the Nazi control and it’s where Schindler lived, a german that saved thousands of jewish lives, lying to german authorities and whose story was reflected in a movie of Steven Spielberg.
Moreover, Krakow has a district with communist architecture, known by urbanists from all around the world, Nowa Huta and very well developed industrial zone.
Close to Krakow, about a one hour driving distance, the only concentration camp that survived the german autodestruction in their attempts to erase the proofs of the existence of these camps.
Auschwitz is a place of memory and reflexion, where a local guide will speak to us either in english or in spanish about all the absurdities of the Nazi regime and about the physical and moral destruction that jews had to bear.
Optional excursion to Auschwitz*
As an alternative, it’s possible to independently visit salt mines that are on the outskirts of the city.
Wieliczka salt mines are impressive mines that have up to 300 metres of depth and have been exploited since the XIII. century. You can even find a church inside!
Did you know that…
- Auschwitz and Krakow have been scene to many movies: Movies set in Poland
- The famous scientist Copernicus, the first one to notice that the sun, not the earth was the centre of the solar system, studied in Krakow.
For more info: The best of Krakow
11’ Day - Krakow - Budapest
Today is the last day and before finishing our christmas adventure, we will turn the engines on in the direction to impressive Tatras mountains, that mark the border between Poland and Slovakia. This drive is especially pleasant to nature lovers. Once in Slovakia, we will stop at the tiny village Oravsky Podzamok, where high up, on the top of a rock one of the most beautiful castles of Europe was raised: Orava Castle (optional entrance).
After the visit and the lunch, we will continue our tour in the direction to Hunagry, to arrive back to our beloved Budapest once again. We hope you still have some spare energy, because goodbye SPARTY is waiting for you!!!
12' Day - Bye Bye Budapest
Every good thing has an end… and after this exciting adventure among capitalos of central Europe, it’s time to say goodbye…we hope you come back to another Euro-Adventure!
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.
The suggested programme doesn’t include optional/extra activities. You will have opportunity to book some of them in the reservation form, while the others will be proposed by the tour leader along the tour.
We don’t guarantee the availibility of the optional activities, specially if the service is external to Unitrips. In case of the cancellation of the activity, paid amount will be reimbursed.
Meeting Point: Budapest
You will receive more information by email once reserved and before the departure.
To get to Budapest there are low cost flights EVERY DAY with:
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- Transport in our comfortable Unibus from Budapest to cities mentioned in the programme
- 12 days and 11 nights in the best hotels / hostels / campings in Europe:
- 1 night in Budapest
- 2 Nights in Vienna
- 3 Nights in Prague
- 2 nights in Berlin
- 2 nights in Krakow
- 1 night in Budapest
- 11 breakfasts
- Multiple beds rooms (or you can specify a single or double/twin room)
- All costs related to parking, transport and tolls
- Group leader during the whole trip
- Assistance throughout the whole trip
- Guided walks in mentioned cities by tour leaders (when bus tour is not offered)
- And other surprises…
What’s not included?
- Everything that is not mentioned in “What’s included?”
- Transport to the starting point
- Travel insurance and cancellation insurance
- Entrance fees for monuments and attractions
- Visa fees or other administrative costs
- Transport within the cities (metro, taxi etc.)
- Optional activities
- Bus tour in Vienna with a professional guide : 20€
- NYE dinner and party
- Excursion to Kutna Hora : 15€
- Bus tour in Berlin with local professional guide : 20€
- Guided visit in the concentration camp Auschwitz : 30€
- More activities – tour leader will inform you along the tour
Book your spot for only €150…
…and pay the rest up till 30 days before departure
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/twin or single room, mark this extra in your booking form.
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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