You’ll never forget
Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland
World Heritage Sites
Join us on this incredible Eastern European Tour with Unitrips once you’ve finished your exams. From the impressive Hungarian capital Budapest, meeting the 2 incredible capitals on the Danube: Bratislava and Vienna, the never sleeping capital of the Czech Republic Prague, the alternative Berlin and on to Poland’s cultural and University city Krakow, and finishing the trip back in Budapest
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1’ Day - 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
2’ Day - 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!
– In the streets of Bratislava there are crowns on the floor, simbolizing 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!
3’ Day - 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 Opera, the 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
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’
4’ Day - 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?
5’ Day - Prague
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 barroque 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 Moldava 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 kingswith 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
6’ Day - 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 barroque 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.
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
7’ Day - 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
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
8’ Day - 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 night life. 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!
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
9’ Day - 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.
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!
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 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
For more info and fun facts about Krakow, click below!
10’ Day- 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.
11’ Day - 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!
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 to cities mentioned in the programme
- 11 days and 10 nights in the best hostels or hotels in Europe:
- 1 night in Budapest
- 2 Nights in Vienna
- 2 Nights in Prague
- 2 nights in Berlin
- 2 nights in Krakow
- 1 night in Budapest
- 10 breakfasts
- Multiple beds rooms (or you can specify a single or double/twin room)
- All costs related to transport, parking 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€
- 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
Reserve your place 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.