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Best of Central Europe

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Explore four of Europe’s most exciting and beautiful cities. You’ll make new friends, and our amazing local guides will take you off the beaten path and show you what makes their hometown so special. 

Our trips are first come, first served, so save your spot on tour today!

Tour Features:

  • Explore Berlin’s trendy districts and hipster culture
  • Dive into the thermal baths and caves of Budapest
  • Remember the victims of the Holocaust at Auschwitz
  • Immerse yourself in Central Europe's most notorious nightlife
  • Enjoy authentic cuisine & spirits in each city
  • Stay in great hostels & travel with friends
  • More activities & features included than anywhere else

Upcoming Dates:

If your date isn't included, email us
and we'll try to squeeze you in!

Cities:

  • Berlin
  • Prague
  • Krakow
  • Budapest

Meet Your Tour Guide:

William Mollers

Guten Tag!

Originally from Sydney in Australia, I moved to Germany in 2009 to study German Literature and history in Cologne, though I eventually ended up in Berlin as it is such an incredible city. It really has everything from a deep history, great nature, delicious food and much more!

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There's TONS Included on our whirlwind through Central Europe:

9 nights in our favorite top-rated hostels across Central Europe (Berlin, Prague, Krakow, Budapest) with a night or two on night trains (depending on season, group size and itinerary)

10 days of the top Central Europe experiences:

- Included Berlin features: Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, East Side Gallery, Berlin Wall, German beer hall, Checkpoint Charlie, Hitler’s bunker site, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe & alternative Berlin street art

 

- Included Prague features: Prague Castle, leave your mark on the Lennon Wall, Peeing Statues, the famous Bohemia Bagel, Monastery Brewery & meal, Absinth tasting, Jewish Quarter and sights, Old Town, noble 'Lesser Quarter' & entry and climb the Clock Tower for panoramic views

 

- Included Krakow features: Pierogi dinner at our favorite student restaurant, Auschwitz & Birkinau concentration camp entries and transportation, Polish vodka tasting, notorious nightlife, Wawel Royal Castle, Jewish Quarter & local markets

 

- Included Budapest features: Caving expedition and Szechenyi thermal bath entry, Heroes' Square, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Grand Market & District 7 ruin pub and bar crawl, Budapest Castle & District walk, Fisherman’s Bastion, and St. Matthias Churc & organic farmer’s market

 

Local Cuisine: Top authentic restaurants & three typical meals included

Nightlife: Our guides will hook you up with the best tips and evening activities for each city.

ALL intercity (BER - PRG - KRK - BP) & local transportation

Full time service of professional WSA Tour Manager & all-local guides to bring these fascinating destinations to life

Fun groups of fellow backpackers and students

Discounts on all other WSA adventures and more!

Additional options: Sparties and Escape Games in Budapest, alternative pub crawls, nightlife activities

 

*We encourage you to select Thursday arrival and arrive anytime. A casual orientation walk and night out is offered on 'Day 0'. Otherwise, the real tour kicks off the morning of 'Day 1' (Friday) for all trips. Just check the appropriate boxes in the booking form.

 

Have more questions? Learn how our trips work and check out our FAQ page for all the answers!

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Our DIY package lets you explore the best that Central Europe has to offer at your own pace. Experience the highlights of Berlin, Prague, Krakow. and Budapest.

You'll get all the insider info you need to explore the city like a pro while still having the flexibility to make the trip your own. This package includes overnight stays in top hostels and tickets into the can't miss sights. Transport between cities (we recommend trains) is up to you but we're super happy to guide you through it!

Tour Features:

  • Highlights: Entry to Reichstag Parliament, Museum of Communism, Auschwitz, and tons of additional iconic sites
  • 7 nights accommodation at our favorite top hostels throughout Central Europe
  • Local insider scoop on the best food, nightlife, sights, activities, viewpoints and more of these cities best-kept secrets
  • Click "Additional Info" link to check out all that's included!
  • Delicious authentic cuisine such as Bohemia Bagel, goulash, world-class (and cheap) beer, and food markets galore

Cities:

  • Berlin
  • Prague
  • Krakow
  • Budapest
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We've optimized a 10-day visit throughout Central Europe just for you. Just pick your direction: Berlin-Budapest or Budapest-Berlin:

WSA's Central Europe Berlin-Budapest Itinerary:

Day 1 & 2 - Fly in and explore Berlin's hipster culture and iconic remnants of the Cold War

Day 3 & 4 - Hop over to Prague to bask in the beauty of a city not even Hitler would bomb and experience some unforgettable nighlife

Night 4 - Take an overnight train from PRG-KRK (don't worry we'll help you with the booking)

Day 5 & 6 - Explore Krakow, the renowned "student capital" of Poland, and pay your respects at Auschwitz.

Day 7- 9 - Head to adventure filled Budapest to go caving and take a dip in the world-famous thermal baths

Day 10 - Our adventure is over but we'll help you find best options for getting to the airport

 

WSA's Central Europe Budapest-Berlin Itinerary:

Day 1- 3 - Start in adventure filled Budapest to go caving and take a dip in the world-famous thermal bathsl

Day 4 & 5 - Head to Krakow, the "student capital" of Poland, and pay your respects at Auschwitz.

Night 5 - Take an overnight train from PRG-KRK (We'll help with the booking)

Day 6 & 7 -  Hop over to Prague to bask in the beauty of a city not even Hitler would bomb and experience some unforgettable nighlife

Day 8 & 9 -  Explore Berlin's hipster culture and iconic remnants of the Cold War

Day 10 - Our adventure is over but we'll help you find best options for getting to the airport

Flights & Transportation

Book your flights into your starting city on day 1, and out of your finishing city on day 10. You have the option to extend your stay or arrive early. For early arrivals, remember that you'll then arrive on "day 0" and fly out on day 10.

Trains are recommended, but not included between cities. Your Detour guide will recommend which tickets to buy. Trains run often throughout the day and you can purchase them in person on arrival. Estimate prices:

Berlin-Prague: €29-40

Prague-Krakow: €56-72

Krakow-Budapest: €78-90

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Dan McGlinn, University of Notre Dame

Happy Backpackers

Great mix between learning and leisure. Our tour guide, Lauren, was extremely knowledgable and also very well connected. The weekend was a blast!

Dan McGlinn, University of Notre Dame ~ Notre Dame Global Gateway, Rome, Summer Break 2016

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