Itinerary Notes

For 2018 "Rome to Berlin on a Shoestring" departures have changed duration to 15 days.

Please note that most Yolo accommodation in Europe is multi-share. For more info, see the "About Accommodation" section under "Tour Details".

Itinerary

Day 1Rome

 

Arrive at any time.

 

If you are arriving early and wish to see the Vatican Museums, it’s a good idea to book a ticket to the Vatican online from home. If you try waiting until you arrive it may be too late!

 
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

 

1h18:00

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Accommodation

 

 
Hotel Cherubini (or similar)

 

Hotel

Day 2Rome/Viareggio

 

Stop by the Leaning Tower of Pisa en route to coastal Tuscany, using Viareggio as a base for exploration in the region.

 

 
Train

 

Rome – Viareggio4h30m

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Leaning Tower of Pisa Visit

 

Pisa

Stop off for a brief visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This famous tower leans at an angle of approximately four degrees due to an error made during construction—but don't worry, it's been stabilized since then. It's a fascinating sight and definitely photo-worthy. Get creative!

Accommodation

 

 
Hotel Liberty (or similar)

 

Hotel

Day 3Viareggio

 

Enjoy a day-trip to beautiful Cinque Terre and a walk along the footpaths between villages.

We include the Cinque Terre Day Pass, which gives access to trains and the entrance to the coastal path hike, which we recommend. However, it is up to you how you spend time in Cinque Terre.

 
Train

 

Viareggio – Riomaggiore1h30m

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
National Park Pass and Unlimited Train Ticket

 

Cinque Terre

Use the included park fee and train ticket for this trip. Opt to follow your CEO along centuries-old footpaths and mule tracks leading through olive groves, vineyards, and orchards on a full day hike, or hop on and off the train, experiencing each town on your own. 

 
Cinque Terre Coastal Path Hike

 

Riomaggiore – Monterosso al Mare5h-6h

Walk the Cinque Terre coastal path from Riomaggiore to Monterosso (approximately 5-6 hrs of hiking, stopping in the villages along the way), giving you the best taste of the villages and countryside, terraced hills, and vineyards sloping down to the sea. An unlimited train pass is included; opt to use this if you don't feel like hiking. 

 
Train

 

Monterosso al Mare – Viareggio1h30m

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation

 

 
Hotel Liberty (or similar)

 

Hotel

Day 4Viareggio

 

Take a day trip to nearby Florence and enjoy free time to explore. Head for an evening stroll to Piazzale Michelangelo for a spectacular view over Florence.

No city can boast of such artistic richness as the romantic Renaissance city of Florence. Food, art, culture, and beautiful views put this outstanding Italian city in a field of its own. The list of things to see and do in Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside is unlimited, be it art, nature, architecture, history, or food and drink!

Please note that it is strongly advised to book tickets in advance for both the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries. The line-ups at these museums are always long and the time to visit them is limited due to the fact that Day 3 is a day trip to Florence. These tickets can be booked online from home before you leave at www.weekendafirenze.com or by phone (+39) 055 294883 from Monday to Friday 08:30-18.30, Saturday 08.30-12.30.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets we recommend that you do so once your G Adventure trip is confirmed (up to 2 months before if possible), especially for the ever-popular Uffizi, and for any time after 11:00 the day your tour visits Florence. For additional museum resources, refer to this website, www.firenzemusei.it, for more information to plan your day in Florence.

 
Train

 

Viareggio – Florence2h

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Free Time

 

FlorenceHalf Day

Explore Florence to your heart's content.

 
Train

 

Florence – Viareggio2h

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Optional Activities - Day 4

Il Duomo di Firenze Visit
Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
Free

This green-pink-white marbled 13th century basilica is one of Italy’s largest churches and its brick dome is the largest ever constructed. 

 
David (Galleria dell'Accademia) Visit
Florence
17EUR per person

Visit Michelangelo's most famous statue, 'David'. Marvel at the massive piece of marble and Michelangelo's obvious genius.

 
Uffizi Gallery Visit
Galleria degli Uffizi
13EUR per person

Head to the Uffizi Gallery to see spectacular Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci paintings in person. 

 
Ponte Vecchio Visit
Florence

Walk across this medieval bridge and look over the Arno River to feel the romance of this city. Jewelers, art dealers and souvenir shops run the length of the bridge, featured in many master paintings.

 
Medici Chapels Visit
Florence
8EUR per person

Admire the opulence of the two Medici Chapels. The Sagrestia Nuova was designed by Michelangelo and built as a mausoleum for the powerful Medici family. 

Accommodation

 
Hotel Liberty (or similar)
Hotel

Day 5Viareggio/Venice

Enjoy an orientation walk along the canals and highlights of Venice, then take some time to explore the city's winding streets on your own. 

Venice - the floating city. Marvel at the colourful Venetian architecture lining the grand canal, and opt to take a ride a gondola. Choose your favourite flavour of gelato from an ornate rainbow of options at a local gelateria. Go deeper into the winding backstreets streets and stumble into quaint shops, grand churches and quiet cafes. Opt to visit Piazza San Marco, or discover the magic behind Murano glass. 

 
Train
Viareggio – Venice4h30m

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

 
Carte Blanche
VeniceFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Venice, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like exploring the waterways on a gondola ride, watch a Venetian glass blowing demonstration, and sitting down for a catch of the day meal at a canal-side restaurant. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 5

Murano and Burano Islands Visit
Murano – Burano

Take a quick trip across the lagoon and experience Venice’s artisanal roots. Explore the island of Murano, famous for its skilled glassblowers, and walk along the colourful streets of Burano, known for a centuries-old tradition of lacemaking. 

 
Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) Visit 
Venice
17EUR per person

Visit this former palace, rebuilt and restored numerous times, and admire the Gothic Venetian architecture. Once the seat of the government, the Palazzo Ducale is now a grand museum. Enjoy the stellar artwork, ornate chambers, and courtyards. 

 
Gondola Ride
Venice30m-45m
80EUR per group

Sit back and enjoy a different point of view as you glide through the historic canals of Venice on a gondola. 

 
Gallerie dell'Accademia
Venice
12EUR per person

Featuring works from famed artists including Bellini, Tintoretto, and Veronese, there is no better place to delve into the history of Venetian art.

 
Campanile Lookout
Venice
8EUR per person

Climb to the top of the Campanile - Venice's tallest building - to take in a great bird's eye view of the cityscape and lagoon.

Accommodation

 
San Geremia (or similar)
Hotel

Day 6Venice/Vienna

Opt to explore the artisan islands of Murano and Burano with their picturesque streets, visit the Basilica di San Marco or Doge's Palace. Overnight train to Vienna.

 

 
Overnight train (beds)
Venice – Vienna10h30m-11h30m

Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.

 
Carte Blanche
VeniceFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Venice, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like exploring the waterways on a gondola ride, watch a Venetian glass blowing demonstration, and sitting down for a catch of the day meal at a canal-side restaurant. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 6

Murano and Burano Islands Visit
Murano – Burano

Take a quick trip across the lagoon and experience Venice’s artisanal roots. Explore the island of Murano, famous for its skilled glassblowers, and walk along the colourful streets of Burano, known for a centuries-old tradition of lacemaking. 

 
Gondola Ride
Venice30m-45m
80EUR per group

Sit back and enjoy a different point of view as you glide through the historic canals of Venice on a gondola. 

 
Saint Mark's Square and Basilica Visit
Piazza San Marco1h-3h
Free

Enter the picture-perfect Piazza San Marco from one of the many winding alleyways and stare in awe at the grandeur. With the massive, ornate basilica standing tall at one end, pigeons gathering and flying around, and violinists playing a Vivaldi tune at a café table — this is Venice. Wander the square and people watch or duck inside the glittering basilica for more Venetian inspiration.

 
Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) Visit 
Venice
17EUR per person

Visit this former palace, rebuilt and restored numerous times, and admire the Gothic Venetian architecture. Once the seat of the government, the Palazzo Ducale is now a grand museum. Enjoy the stellar artwork, ornate chambers, and courtyards. 

 
Galleria dell'Accademia Visit
Gallerie dell'Accademia
9EUR per person

Admire beautiful sculptures by the Renaissance master, Michelangelo, including the famous statue of David, at this beautiful art gallery. Check out rare musical instruments made by Stradivari (who made string instruments) and Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano, at Accademia Gallery's Museum of Musical Instruments. 

Day 7Vienna

Free time to wander the imperial streets of Austria’s capital, with its grand buildings, gardens, museums, and tasty pilsner. Opt to see the Lipizzaner 'dancing' horses.

After tiring yourself out with sightseeing, pop into a café, a Viennese institution. For a slice of local life, the cafés are good places to relax and get your bearings while deciding what to do next. A delicious café experience involves Gugelhupf, one of Vienna’s specialty cakes, and a cup of Melange (half coffee, half milk).

 
Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

 
Free Time
ViennaAfternoon

Don't waste a minute— get out and explore.

Optional Activities - Day 7

View Lipizzaner Horses at Spanish Riding School of Vienna
Vienna
14EUR per person

Pay a visit to the gorgeous grey Lipizzaner horses of the renowned Spanish Riding School of Vienna. Witness the birthplace of "airs above the ground," or classical dressage, known for its highly controlled movements and jumps. 

 
Saint Stephen's Cathedral Visit
Vienna
Free

St. Stephen’s Cathedral is one of Vienna’s main landmarks complete with a 343-step climb up a spiral staircase to look out over the city. 

 
Vienna Boys' Choir Visit
Vienna2h-3h
35EUR per person

Sit back and be transported by the sweet voices of the one of world's best known choirs. Founded in 1498, the Vienna Boys’ Choir is made up of boys aged 10-14 from Austria and around the world. Attend a live concert and learn what it means to be moved by music.

 
Vienna State Opera House Visit
Vienna
8EUR per person

Visit the famous Vienna Opera House and soak in its exceptional architecture. Opt for a guided tour to see the opera house's main features and learn about the history of the building.

 
Belvedere Gallery Visit
Vienna1h-2h
19EUR per person

Learn some of the history of this beautiful palace and grounds and explore the impressive art collection. Of particular note, the museum's collection of 24 pieces by Gustav Kilmt, including his famous 'Kiss'.

 
Schönbrunn Palace Visit/Tour
Vienna30m-1h
11-15EUR per person

Enjoy a guided tour of the stunning summer palace designed by Empress Maria Theresa herself. The palace gardens are free to all visitors.

 
Sound of Music Tour - Half Day Trip
Vienna3h-4h
70-90EUR per person

Join a half day Sound of Music tour from Vienna to visit venues from the movie as well as an opportunity to see the landscapes of the surrounding areas. Listen to the soundtrack as you visit historical and architectural landmarks of the city and Lake District.

The route of the tour includes stops at Morabell Gardens, Leopoldskron Palace, Hellbrunn Palace (the gazebo), Nonnberg Abbey, Salzburg Lake District Area (from the picnic scene with wonderful views of St Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang), and Mondsee (the wedding chapel).

Accommodation

 
Do Step Inn (or similar)
Hostel

Day 8Vienna

Enjoy another free day in Vienna.

 

 
Free Time
ViennaFull Day

Enjoy another full day to visit historical landmarks, try local cuisine and admire the amazing architecture throughout the city.

Optional Activities - Day 8

View Lipizzaner Horses at Spanish Riding School of Vienna
Vienna
14EUR per person

Pay a visit to the gorgeous grey Lipizzaner horses of the renowned Spanish Riding School of Vienna. Witness the birthplace of "airs above the ground," or classical dressage, known for its highly controlled movements and jumps. 

 
Saint Stephen's Cathedral Visit
Vienna
Free

St. Stephen’s Cathedral is one of Vienna’s main landmarks complete with a 343-step climb up a spiral staircase to look out over the city. 

 
Vienna State Opera House Visit
Vienna
8EUR per person

Visit the famous Vienna Opera House and soak in its exceptional architecture. Opt for a guided tour to see the opera house's main features and learn about the history of the building.

 
Belvedere Gallery Visit
Vienna1h-2h
19EUR per person

Learn some of the history of this beautiful palace and grounds and explore the impressive art collection. Of particular note, the museum's collection of 24 pieces by Gustav Kilmt, including his famous 'Kiss'.

 
Vienna Boys' Choir Visit
Vienna2h-3h
35EUR per person

Sit back and be transported by the sweet voices of the one of world's best known choirs. Founded in 1498, the Vienna Boys’ Choir is made up of boys aged 10-14 from Austria and around the world. Attend a live concert and learn what it means to be moved by music.

 
Schönbrunn Palace Visit/Tour
Vienna30m-1h
11-15EUR per person

Enjoy a guided tour of the stunning summer palace designed by Empress Maria Theresa herself. The palace gardens are free to all visitors.

Accommodation

 
Do Step Inn (or similar)
Hostel

Day 9Vienna/Budapest

Orientation walk upon arrival in Budapest, then enjoy a free afternoon to explore. Opt to check out the beautiful Parliament building, stroll along the streets or check out the thermal baths. Opt for an evening out with the group.

 

 
Train
Vienna – Budapest3h

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

 
Free Time
BudapestAfternoon

Hit the streets and start exploring! 

 
Big Night Out: 
 

Whether it’s a pub crawl, drink specials or a bonfire on the beach, celebrate late into the night with your new best friends.

Optional Activities - Day 9

Buda Castle Visit
Budapest3h-4h
1500HUF per person

Set on Castle Hill overlooking the Danube River and Pest, Buda Castle was once home to the Hungarian kings of Budapest. Admire the gorgeous architecture and visit its two museums; the National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. Permanent collections depict the past 500 yrs of Hungary's art history, including Medieval and Renaissance stonework, Gothic wood sculptures, and Gothic altars. 

 

 
Thermal Baths Visit
Budapest1h-3h
4200-5000HUF per person

Bring two towels, your bathing suit and an aching body and prepare to be healed in the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Built in 1913, you can test the waters of 18 different pools (15 of which are spring fed) amidst stunning neo-Baroque architecture. Play chess on floating chessboards, relax in the whirlpools and explore the wonderful mosaic domes of these historic thermal steam rooms.

Accommodation

 
GoodMoHouse (or similar)
Hostel

Day 10Budapest

Arrive at any time.

 

 
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
1h18:00

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Accommodation

 
GoodMoHouse (or similar)
Hostel

Day 11Budapest/Kraków

Free time to explore Hungary's capital. Opt to check out the beautiful Parliament building, stroll the streets or check out the thermal baths. Overnight train to Krakow.

With the Danube River dividing old town, Buda, from the newer area, Pest, there is plenty to see and do.

 

 
Overnight train (beds)
Budapest – Kraków

Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.

 
Carte Blanche
BudapestFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Budapest, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like a visit to the Parliament, a walk around the Fisherman's Bastion, and marvel St. Stephen's Basilica. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 11

Buda Castle Visit
Budapest3h-4h
1500HUF per person

Set on Castle Hill overlooking the Danube River and Pest, Buda Castle was once home to the Hungarian kings of Budapest. Admire the gorgeous architecture and visit its two museums; the National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. Permanent collections depict the past 500 yrs of Hungary's art history, including Medieval and Renaissance stonework, Gothic wood sculptures, and Gothic altars. 

 

 
Thermal Baths Visit
Budapest1h-3h
4200-5000HUF per person

Bring two towels, your bathing suit and an aching body and prepare to be healed in the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Built in 1913, you can test the waters of 18 different pools (15 of which are spring fed) amidst stunning neo-Baroque architecture. Play chess on floating chessboards, relax in the whirlpools and explore the wonderful mosaic domes of these historic thermal steam rooms.

 
Budapest Bike Tour
Budapest3h-4h
28EUR per person

Join a group for a guided city tour by bike. Buzz around the city on two wheels to cover more ground and get your blood pumping.

Day 12Kraków

Orientation walk upon arrival. Free time to visit Auschwitz, travel to see old salt mines, or stay in the city to explore the Jewish Quarter.

Opt to visit Rynek Główny - Europe’s largest medieval market square; savour a traditional Polish breakfast (kielbasa, yum), or sit back with a coffee and a slice of Poland's famous cheesecake (sernik babci) at one of the many cafes in the area. Then, walk it off with a stroll uphill to marvel at the impressive Wawel Royal Castle.

 
Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

 
Free Time
KrakówAfternoon

With so much to see and do, you'd better get out there.

Optional Activities - Day 12

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Visit
Oświęcim7h-8h
135PLN per person

Visit the site of one of history's most horrific crimes, Auschwitz-Birkenau. The site of this former Nazi concentration camp embodies terror, tragedy, inhumanity and the survival of will. Today the museum stands testament to the inconceivable atrocities of the Holocaust and the extermination of at least 1.1 million prisoners, most of whom were Jewish, during the Second World War.

 
Wieliczka Salt Mines Visit 
Wieliczka3h-4h
79PLN per person

If you can tear yourself away from the charms of Krakow, make a visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines, located only a short distance away. 
Built in the 13th century, these mines produced table salt until 2007, making it one of the world's oldest salt mines. Head deep into an underground network of tunnels and chambers some 135m (443 ft) below the surface. Visit the Blessed King's Chapel, a salt cathedral carved by miners, complete with elaborate chandeliers and sculptures.

 
Old Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz)
Kraków

For some of the history that makes Krakow so famous, visit the Jewish district of Kazimierz, just south of Old Town. Once the centre of Jewish life for more than 500 years, it was destroyed during the Second World War, only to be revitalized in the 1990s following the popularity of Steven Spielberg's film, Schindler’s List. During your Jewish culture crawl, see synagogues, Gothic churches, and art galleries, then stop for a drink in one of the more than 800 pubs that populate the nooks and alleys of this historic district.

Accommodation

 
Mundo Hostel (or similar)
Hostel

Day 13Kraków

Enjoy free time to wander the city and explore the Jewish Quarter. Opt to travel further afield to Auschwitz for a sobering look into the history of this region, or take a visit to to see the old Wieliczka Salt Mine.

 

 
Free Time
KrakówFull Day

Take advantage of a full day to fill as you like by visiting any of the must-see landmarks you missed yesterday.

Optional Activities - Day 13

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Visit
Oświęcim7h-8h
135PLN per person

Visit the site of one of history's most horrific crimes, Auschwitz-Birkenau. The site of this former Nazi concentration camp embodies terror, tragedy, inhumanity and the survival of will. Today the museum stands testament to the inconceivable atrocities of the Holocaust and the extermination of at least 1.1 million prisoners, most of whom were Jewish, during the Second World War.

 
Wieliczka Salt Mines Visit 
Wieliczka3h-4h
79PLN per person

If you can tear yourself away from the charms of Krakow, make a visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines, located only a short distance away. 
Built in the 13th century, these mines produced table salt until 2007, making it one of the world's oldest salt mines. Head deep into an underground network of tunnels and chambers some 135m (443 ft) below the surface. Visit the Blessed King's Chapel, a salt cathedral carved by miners, complete with elaborate chandeliers and sculptures.

 
Old Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz)
Kraków

For some of the history that makes Krakow so famous, visit the Jewish district of Kazimierz, just south of Old Town. Once the centre of Jewish life for more than 500 years, it was destroyed during the Second World War, only to be revitalized in the 1990s following the popularity of Steven Spielberg's film, Schindler’s List. During your Jewish culture crawl, see synagogues, Gothic churches, and art galleries, then stop for a drink in one of the more than 800 pubs that populate the nooks and alleys of this historic district.

Accommodation

 
Mundo Hostel (or similar)
Hostel

Day 14Kraków/Prague

Day train to Prague, then enjoy an orientation walk around town including a visit to a genuine beer hall. 

Imagine a city lined with Bohemian art, beer halls offering the finest brews in the region, tranquil gardens, and ornate chapels - it's no wonder why visitors fall in love with this place. Take the afternoon and get lost. 

 
Train
Kraków – Prague8h

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Optional Activities - Day 14

Old Town Visit
Prague15m-30m

Wander the cobblestoned streets and soak in the Eastern European charm.

 
Charles Bridge Visit
Prague15m-30m
Free

Visit the Charles Bridge, commissioned by King Charles IV in 1357. Cross the ancient cobblestone walkway which spans 16 arches and and lined with 30 religious statues. Buy souvenirs and listen to street musicians. It's less crowded first thing in the morning and at night.  

Accommodation

 
Czech Inn Hostel (or similar)
Hostel

Day 15Prague

Free day for exploration—check out the Prague castle complex or walk the cobblestone streets through the old town and Jewish ghetto.

Enjoy all Prague has to offer. Opt to visit the famous Charles Bridge, the clock tower in the main square or a traditional Czech beer hall with serious helpings of meat and potatoes.

 
Free Time
PragueFull Day

Leave no stone unturned. Explore historic castles, town centres, or stretch those legs on a hike.

Optional Activities - Day 15

Prague Castle (Hradčany) Visit
Prague2h-3h
250-350CZK per person

If you like a challenge, climb 200+ steps up to the famous Prague Castle (known as Hradčany), the Castle of the Bohemian Kings. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the largest castle complex in the world, and includes Roman-style buildings from the 10th century. Still got energy? Climb the lookout tower of St. Vitus Cathedral and be rewarded with a glorious view of the city.

 

 
Prague Ghetto (Josefov/Jewish Quarter) Visit
Prague1h-2h
10-20EUR per person

The Prague Ghetto, known as Josefov, is located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. This Jewish Quarter was first established in the 13th century, when Jewish people were ordered to leave their homes in other areas of the city and settle in this designated community. Birthplace to author Franz Kafka, see a monument in his honour, visit historical synagogues, a cemetery and museum with many artifacts collected during the Second World War.

 
Old Town Visit
Prague15m-30m

Wander the cobblestoned streets and soak in the Eastern European charm.

 
Charles Bridge Visit
Prague15m-30m
Free

Visit the Charles Bridge, commissioned by King Charles IV in 1357. Cross the ancient cobblestone walkway which spans 16 arches and and lined with 30 religious statues. Buy souvenirs and listen to street musicians. It's less crowded first thing in the morning and at night.  

 
Malá Strana Visit
Prague

Cross the Charles Bridge and find yourself in picture-perfect Lesser Town (Malá Strana). Browse small shops, explore cobblestone side streets, visit churches and then find a Czech pub or restaurant to relax and revel in the ambience of this ancient district.

 
Petřín Hill Hike
Prague2h-3h3-12km
Free-30CZK per person

Prague certainly has no shortage of breathtaking views and Petřín Hill, near the Prague Castle, offers a less obstructed panoramic vista of the "city of spires." If you're not in the mood for hiking uphill you can always take a cable car all the way to the top. 

 
Letná Beer Garden Visit
Prague1h-2h
Free-3EUR per person

Watch the sunset from the heights of the Letná Beer Garden in Letná Park, along the banks of the Vltava River. Sample a pint of Gambrinus 10° Czech beer, world-famous for its superb quality and low cost. Grab a grilled sausage and soak in the scenery.

Accommodation

 
Czech Inn Hostel (or similar)
Hostel

Day 16Prague/Berlin

Take a train to Germany and enjoy an orientation walk in Berlin. Check out the city's vibrant nightlife. 

Berlin is an amazing city with tangible historical importance and a melting pot of different cultures and flavours.

 
Train
Prague – Berlin5h

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

 
Free Time
BerlinAfternoon

Get out and start exploring.

 
Big Night Out: 
 

Whether it’s a pub crawl, drink specials or club entry, celebrate late into the night with your new best friends.

Optional Activities - Day 16

East Side Gallery Visit Along Berlin Wall
Berlin1h-2h
Free

The very name Berlin conjures images of the famous Berlin Wall. Two sections of the original structure still remain on display; the East Side Gallery, where artists have decorated the remaining section of the wall, and the Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstatte Berliner Mauer). View these remnants of history that once divided east from west.

 
Berlin Wall Memorial
Berlin
Free

Learn about the history of the “Iron Curtain,” the physical, political and emotional barrier that once separated Berlin under the Communist Eastern Bloc and their neighbours to the west. At Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstatte Berliner Mauer), see a complete section of the wall, and look from the east side to see the remains of an electric fence in the so-called “death strip.” Discover the stories of those who died trying to escape to the freedom of West Berlin.

 
Checkpoint Charlie Museum Visit
Berlin
13EUR per person

Down the street from the Berlin Wall is the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, a museum that documents the history of the wall, and interestingly, many of the different ways people tried to escape. From hot air balloons to one-man submarines, learn about the tenacity and creativity used by those desperate to cross from the east to western side.

 
Brandenburg Gate Visit
Berlin
Free

The Brandenburg Gate is a spot of great historical significance. Witness the spot where hundreds of thousands of people were finally able to cross from the east side to the west after the fall of the wall. Walk the cobblestones of the surrounding Pariser Platz and mingle with locals who continue to gather here to see stage shows and celebrate public events.

 
Reichstag Visit
Berlin

For those interested in Berlin's government, past and present, visit the Reichstag, home to the German parliament. Climb the stairs to the glass dome for a 360-degree view of the city, or learn about the fascinating history of the building, restored following damage suffered during the bombing raids of the Battle of Berlin in 1945. 

 
Television Tower (Fernsehturm) Visit
Berlin2h-3h
13-23EUR per person

For an amazing view of Berlin, visit the famous Berlin Television Tower. Bring your camera and take panoramic photos from the viewing room, then grab a drink and snack at the cafe located 203m (666 ft) above ground.

Accommodation

 
Generator Hostel Berlin (or similar)
Hostel

Day 17Berlin

Depart at any time.

 

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