Budapest to Berlin on a Shoestring
7 days with G Adventures Rating:
Restricted to Ages 18-39
Day 1 Budapest
Arrive at any time. Spend your first night with your CEO and group at one of Budapest's famous nightlife spots. Where old meets new, and you meet your fellow travellers and your journey's beginning.
We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully explore this breathtaking city.
Day 2 Budapest/Kraków
Enjoy free time to explore Hungary's capital. Opt to check out the beautiful Parliament building, stroll the streets or visit the thermal baths. Visit a G Adventures-supported café that assists Hungarians living with a disability before boarding the overnight train to Krakow.
With the Danube River dividing old town, Buda, from the newer area, Pest, there is plenty to see and do.
Day 3 Kraków
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 Glówny - 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.
Day 4 Kraków/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.
Day 5 Prague
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.
Day 6 Prague/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.
Day 7 Berlin
Depart at any time.
All This Included
If you’re looking for culture, charm, and history in equal measure, Eastern Europe is the region of your dreams. You’ll hit up four countries in seven days, but don’t fret about missing anything — there’ll be loads of free time to explore local attractions and really get a feel for Kraków, Prague, Berlin, and Budapest. Cobblestone streets, thermal baths, and castles await, and with transport by trains and buses and a load of adventuresome new friends by your side, you’ll come away with memories of exciting days and epic nights.
Hostels (5 nts, multi-share)
Budapest: GoodMo House (or similar)
Kraków: Mundo Hostel (or similar)
Berlin: Generator Hostel Berlin (or similar)
Prague: Czech Inn Hostel (or similar)
Overnight train (1 nt)
Terms and Conditions
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