9 Day East To West Trail 2018 – Essentials
Travel from East to West and get a more personal experience!!
Euro Tripping offers an escorted 9-day East to West tour for all singles, couples and small groups. From it’s expert guidance, abundance of free time to enjoy and explore, it’s 4 star central hotel accommodation in the heart of each city, to the comfortable & fast rail transport and more. This package comprises of the perfect start you need to build your own holiday experience
If you ever wanted a tour with all the organisation and planning taken care of for you, but with all advice and freedom to make it your own personal journey of discovery and memories, then our East to West tour is for you.
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- Tour Type: Essentials Tour - Personalised Guide
- Group Size: 12 Passengers Max.
- Duration: 9 days
- Countries included: Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany
- Accommodations: 8 nights in 4 STAR Hotels. Twin share basis CENTRALLY located
- Transport: Inter-city comfortable train travel
- Shuttles: Private transfers to/from the hotel/train station
Day 01- Arrive In Budapest
Arrive in your hotel and meet your Tour Leader and your other fellow travelers on this remarkable journey. Get to know each other a bit before getting in our private coach and exploring the wonderful streets and sights of Budapest for our first introduction to the city on our driving tour.
You'll be amazed at how impressive Budapest and traveling from Buda to Pest is a treat, as you drive over the beautifully built bridges stretching across the mighty Danube. Maybe a surprise stop or two will lead to some of the most amazing visions you've ever seen, captured forever on your quickly filling camera space.
The evening is then ours to enjoy an included traditional Hungarian meal, and maybe even stay out after to discover what happens in Budapest after the sun goes down.
Private driving tour
Welcome group meal included - Traditional Hungarian Meal
Day 02 Budapest Free Day
If you didn't get to see enough yesterday you are in luck! Today is your free day to explore the city at your leisure. So many sites to see and visit you'll be thankful you have another whole day!
The Szechenyi Baths are perfect to relax your weary bones or to replenish you for the day ahead. Spend a day in the park lands with a nice picnic near Hero's Square or maybe you wish to check out the markets that pop up in Deak Square close to the cities main shopping roads.
Some of you may be more interested in the darker side of communism and will want to make sure you head to the House of Terror, where you can learn all about the communist's many decades of influence
The evening is yours to explore as you wish.
Day 03 Budapest - Vienna
Today we say goodbye to the Danube city of Budapest and head to the home of one of Europe's largest family and dynasty of the Habsburgs. Their Baroque vision will en-capture and surprise you in its stature and beauty, as we visit this city sprawled either side of the mighty Danube River.
Today we meet a local guide who will take you on a walking tour of the baroque city. See St Stephens Church, Hofburg Complex, Opera House and more.... With free time calling in the afternoon, no visit in Vienna is complete without visiting Vienna's oldest amusement park called Prater Park.
Or maybe stay in the city and hunt down some strudel after a great schnitzel dinner.
Walking tour with local Austrian guide
Rail Travel - Travel time 2.5hrs on direct train
Day 04 Vienna Free Day
Today is your day to explore more of what the city has to offer and it definitely will surprise you how much you can do here. (Many tours only get one night and really do miss the charm that Vienna offers.)
Check out the Lipizzaner horses in dressage and training or maybe you are an art enthusiast and wish to head to Vienna's Museum Quarter, with 20 museum there is definitely something for everyone.
If you are a schnapps lover you can hunt down a schnapps museum for a taste and tour, or can just lounge your day away and get caught up in the cafe culture that the city is famous for.
If palaces and opulence are your interest, head out earlier in the day with you tour leader and visit the summer home and gardens of the Habsburgs. Home to the cities oldest zoo, massive gardens, hedge maze and palace itself, there is lots to explore at Schonbrunn Palace.
Option to eat in one of Vienna favourite underground hotspots with your guide
Day 05 Vienna - Prague
We say goodbye to capital of Austria and make our way to storybook city of Prague in the Czech Republic. After arrival we head straight into the city for an exciting walking and orientation tour of the city of 100 golden spires. See the Tyne Church, Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square, Charles Bridge & more...
In your free afternoon perhaps enjoy a nice Czech traditional meal of slow cooked meats and bread dumplings, or maybe a shot of Absinthe is more your cup of tea. You will never run out of things to do in this city.
Walking tour with your guide through old town
Option to eat traditional Czech Dinner with your guide
Rail Travel - Travel time 4.25hrs on direct train
Day 06 Prague Free Day
This is a day to go at your leisure. So much to do from discovering the castle district, eating in a traditional restaurant, discovering all about the Czech's love of Beer, learning about the marionettes from a local vendor, or taking advantage of the many museums and genuine 15th century buildings.
If you have time you can spend your day in the gorgeous city of Cesky Krumlov and see its famous brown bears for a different take on Czech culture and life before heading back to the capital.
Don't forget to check out the FAMOUS nightlife in Prague, as it is known for its after dark happenings. So round up your fellow travelers and enjoy a group meal and a night out you won't forget...
Day 07 Prague - Berlin
Today we leave for the final city on our itinerary.. Berlin! After checking into our hotel, we get together to enjoy our private coach and go exploring the wonderful streets and sights of Berlin for our first introduction to the city on our driving tour.
Learn more about this famous city's activities as you orientate yourself for your free day in town, snapping lots of photos whilst being given the cities colourful history. See sights such as The Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz and Check Point Charlie....
Free time follows to make the most of your time in the city and to start your exploration.
Private driving tour of Berlin's top sights
Rail Travel - Travel time 4.5hrs on direct train
Day 08 Berlin Free Day
Enjoy a nice breakfast in the hotel before heading out on a day of discovery! Berlin has so much to offer from the neo-classic architecture, art, its real abundance of food choices, to the remains of the cities more modern colourful history.
Maybe lunch by the Spree River, shop till you drop, discover the museums, learn about Hitler's Third Reich or hunt down the cities underground graffiti hot spots. The possibilities are endless as you walk, metro and maybe even ride your way around town.
Perhaps the only perfect way to end this journey on your last night is to meet your fellow travelers and go out for an included farewell meal.
Farewell Dinner - 3 course German meal + 1 Large Beer
Day 09 Farewell in Berlin
Time to make sure you have finalised all your new friends in your phone and datebook. With the tour finishing after breakfast we hope we have made this the highlight of your travels and that you have met people you will now know forever.
- Accommodation in ALL 4 star hotels
- Hotels are centrally located to metros and sights
- Breakfast in all hotels included
- Public transport for walking tours
- Walking tour in Prague with TL
- Local guide in Vienna and Walking tour
- Driving tour of Berlin and Budapest
- Rail Transport & All Shuttles
- Welcome meal in Hofbrauhaus Berlin- Traditional German Menu
- Farewell dinner in Budapest
- Experienced professional guide for duration of tour
Wyndham Berlin Excelsior
- 10 min walk to Berlin Zoo
- 10 min walk to famous Tier Gardens
- 12 min to Berlin Central on U-bahn
- Hotel opposite from Charles Bridge
- 10 min walk to Old Town
- 10 min walk up to Castle District
Novotel Wien Hauptbahnhof
- 1 min walk to Vienna Central Station
- 20 min walk to Karlskirche and start of inner ring road
- 10 min to Stephensplatz on U-bahn
Radisson Blu Béke Budapest
- 5 min walk to Oktagon
- 15 min walk to Deak Square
- 15 min to Parliament house on the Danube
*if availability issues arise Euro tripping travel reserves the right to change hotels to others of the same quality.
How Your Guide Will Help You On Tour:
Your guides role is to help you turn your tour into a personalised experience within the overall planning of the tour itself. They will listen to your likes and ideas and help you plan your free time, by making suggestions and helping you set your plans to ensure it's an experience that you can call yours.
With such small group sizes, short travel times and much more free time then other bus based touring, your guide has the opportunity to spend one on one time with every individual on tour, and guide them with how they can fill their free time to build up their holiday and personalised experienced.
Your guide can help make suggestions and plans for:
- Day Trips
- Cooking Classes
- Guided tours and experiences
- Restaurant suggestions
- Things to see and do in each city
- Help you plan and book activities
- Offer important information on each city
Your Guide On This Tour:
Countries Visited & Tour Lead: Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Indonesia, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland,Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vatican, Wales
Bio: Born in Australia to a European family, European culture and history has always been a big influence in my life and travel has always been a part of my childhood growing up. However, rather than tripping all over the world, my young traveling days included being packed in the back of the car with my 2 siblings and driving across Australia for days on end for our adventures.
Having traveled all over Australia, a serious hospital stay lead me to dream of travel to other far away destinations, and with the family heritage being European, the continent called me and since 2008 European travel has been a passion and love of mine.
Being a late bloomer in international travel it grew on me quickly and became part of who I am, leading me on my own journey to becoming a tour manager and company owner. Ever since, I have been lucky enough to be bringing people around Europe, with my main aim always being to give them that wonderful experience of a life time that they deserve!
I have worked for a few of the best companies and spent a long time researching, studying, training others and enjoying the culture and fun that Europe offers any traveler with an open mind to trying something new. I look forward to sharing it with you
Our Promise To You
All the planning, organisation, safety and expert guidance of a tour …. All the freedom and experiences of a real holiday. Our philosophy is simple “You Dream It… We Plan It… You Live It!”
Who are Euro Tripping Tours For?
- Want experienced advice and guidance?
- Looking for smaller sized group tours?
- Deserve more attention and personalised information?
- Deserve more freedom to explore and do the things you want?
- Demand less travel time and more time in each city to explore?
- Want to enjoy amazing centrally located accommodations?