Germany, Amsterdam, Belgium, France
Enjoy the full Unitrips experience.
Spend an incredible summer falling in love with these cities in Central Europe.
Next Departures 2022:
- 21st to 30th of July: From
Time to close your books, forget about the stress and head to Berlin, the first stage of our tour through Central Europe.
Fly to Berlin and join the Unitrips crew to begin your trip through Central Europe.
This first day, depending on the time of your arrival in Berlin, you can walk through the city and get to know what it´s like.
Did you know…
- The origin and meaning of Berlin is “marshland” because the land on which the city is built was of marshy nature.
- Berlin’s TV Tower, 368 meters high, is the second tallest tower in Europe. And not only that, but you can also climb 200 meters from the tower, where it has a restaurant that does a complete turn on its own axis every 30 minutes.
Although the only emblematic gate that remains in the city today is the Brandenburg Gate, at one point it had 18 entrance doors.
“Ich bin ein Berliner”, which means “I am a Berliner” is what JFK said in ’63 to show support with people who were separated from their families due to construction of the Berlin wall. Today, it’s time for you to repeat the phrase and spend a day as a Berliner.
We will continue to the Checkpoint Charlie, running across a large portion of the former wall of Berlin, destroyed in ’89, which is certainly the most important political event of Germany to occur in the past 50 years. If there is time, we will get to famous Alexanderplatz, where you will have an opportunity head up to see a token of Berlin, its skyline and impressive views from the TV tower.
- Berlin bus tour (with professional guide)
Did you know…
- The Berlin wall, which divided the city between 13th of August of 1961 and 9th of November 1989, was 45 km long. This wall separated the occidental part of Berlin from the communist part. Known as “wall of shame” it was 3,6 metres high.
- Although there is only one emblematic gate to the city, the Brandemburg Gate, that remains, at one point in history there were 18 different entry gates.
- The origin and meaning of the word Berlin is “swampy land“, the name come from the fact the land on which this city was built is very swampy.
We shall say goodbye to Berlin with tears in our eyes… But don’t worry! The liberal city of Amsterdam is waiting for us!
Amsterdam is a city full of surprises, the atmosphere of this modern and cosmopolitan city attracts tourists from all around the world.
To get to today’s destination on time on our trip through Central Europe, we must wake up early, and get on the bus; where we will cross most of Germany!
Today we will have the whole day to enjoy Amsterdam on our trip round Central Europe and its unique architecture. Houses are so narrow and high that they appear to defy gravity.
Put on some comfortable shoes, because in Amsterdam, we will be walking a lot.
Open your eyes and watch where you walk.
If you are in a bike lane, get out fast! Bicycles are the most widespread means of transport here, and they have absolute priority in their lanes.
If you do not feel like walking, we offer you an alternative way to visit Amsterdam, a low boat that passes under the bridges.
You can choose to visit one of its thousands of museums: from the most classic museum of the people (Rjyksmuseum), to the Flemish Rembrandt Museum, not to mention the museum dedicated to the craziest painter that Europe knew in the ‘800, Van Gogh.
There is also a museum of contemporary art (MOCO)… and if you’re into beer, you have to visit the modern Heineken Museum. If you prefer diamonds, there is also a museum dedicated to the stone.
We offer you admission to another museum relating to the experience of a young Jewish girl throughout the Second World War, whose diary has been read by millions of people: Anne Frank.
Throughout these days you will be able to do the following optional activities.
- Amsterdam Canal Boat Ride
- Visit Anne Frank
- Heineken Experience’s house
- Visit the Dutch Mills, Zaanse Schans
Did you know…
- The facades of the multitude of houses that populate Amsterdam tilt forward. It is said that their architects created them thinking that, due to their narrowness, the only way to get furniture into the house could be from the windows. For this reason they have a hook on their roof and are slightly tilted forward from top to bottom, to prevent the furniture from colliding with the facade when the furniture is brought upwards. It seems strange, but 300 years ago there was no IKEA with its furniture that you can build at home!
- There are more bikes than cars in Amsterdam, and combustion cars are scheduled to be banned by 2025.
- The people are very tall. Men average 184 cm and women measure 170 cm. So wear heels!
- Water Mills in the Netherlands have been used to gain land to the sea, and pump water out of the ground. Along with the levees, they are the fundamental elements that allow this country to be underwater.
Today we will continue our journey through Central Europe and hopefully you still have enough strength, as we have a lot to see. This afternoon we are going to Belgium and specifically to its capital: Brussels. You will get to know the heart of the European Union, in all its dynamism and splendor!
Did you know…
- The famous Manneken Pis statue in Brussels, also known as meón child, is not the original. There have been silent replacements of the statue due to it being damaged and stolen by vandals repeatedly.
- The three typical delights of Brussels are: fries, waffles and beer
- There are many types of beer in Brussels, and the Delirium bar is one of the most picturesque, collecting them all
- There is a wellspring of hot water, cold water and sparkling water in the middle of the city, located at the Gare Central
- Some of its universities follow the Flemish method of education, while others remain French
Today we give you the opportunity to decide yourself!!! During this day in our trip round Central Europe we´re giving you the option to stay in Brussels, enjoy the capital or join us to visit the 2 most amazing Flemish cities! (optional excursion). Besides, they are right next to Brussels, so hop on the Unitrips* bus and we will take you for a ride.
We’ll start the day visiting the beautiful university city of Ghent and finish the day in the city of Bruges, which is the most visited city in Belgium ahead of the capital. Join the tour and you will discover why.
- Trip to Bruges – Ghent – Atomium
Did you know…
- During the Middle Ages, Bruges encountered its most prominent financial height which is reflected in its Gothic design. The city started its decay when its port was blocked by sandbars
- Contrary to the popular belief that relates the name of the city to a story about witches, “Brugge” has its roots in the Old Dutch word for “bridge”.
- It belongs to Flanders, cuturaly much richer region than Wallonia (the southern part of Belgium).
Today we will continue our tour of Central Europe. We get back on our Unitrips bus after having a good breakfast in Brussels, and we will head to one of the most anticipated locations, Paris, “The City of Love“. We will pass through the north of France, where the Ch’tis will welcome us (“Benvenue chez le Ch’tis” was a very popular movie all over France) and we will return to rest in also known as “The City of Light“.
In the evening we offer you the opportunity to tour around the center of Paris by bus to enjoy all the most emblematic corners, where you can stop to take some pictures while you discover more about the magical city.
Do you want to know why it is called the city of lights?
Come with us to the panoramic tour bus around this city, driving aroung the most important spots of Paris, incredibly illuminated.
- París by night
We’ll wake up in Paris and after having eaten a croissant and a hot drink, and begin our tour!
It’s going to be an intense day in the “Ville Lumiere”, so put your comfortable shoes on because it’s time to walk. We will start in Notre Dame, the great Lady of Paris, and going through pont Neuf, we will admire Paris’ river, The Seine and we will pass by the museum that contains the most famous painting of all times, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
Of course, we’ll finish our tour at the most famous tower, the Eiffel Tower, a massive structure of steel which was a result of a universal exhibition in the nineteenth century and since then has watched the people of Paris from above, covered in trillions of their little locks. And you don’t have to be in love to enjoy Paris.
Did you know…
- The Eiffel Tower is 18 cm higher in summer, due to the expansion of iron.
- Why Paris is called City of Light? Its because many burglaries used to take place, so the mayor ordered putting candles in all windows, until gas lamps were installed on the streets.
- A problem called “Paris Syndrome“ affects many Japanese who arrive to the city with very high expectations which are not fulfilled during their visit so they suffer great disappointment. There is even a phone line available 24 hours a day for victims of the syndrome.
We finish the tour with a last croissant in Paris. We also take the opportunity to taste the famous chocolate crêpes or stroll through the Latin Quarter, where we will find thousands of souvenir stores and typical Parisian cafes.
In the evening we will start our return to Madrid on our tour round Central Europe.
Unfortunately it´s time to go home, but soon you will be planning your next trip. Where will you go next?
We put an end to our tour through Central Europe and head to the airport to return home.
If you want to do the second half of the backpacking Europe trip, we recommend Veraneando.
There will be more than one bus used on this trip therefore if you wish to be with the people you have booked with you must highlight this in the reservation form under ´special requests´
The program could suffer unforeseen changes due to weather conditions, traffic… or the ability of the group to respect meeting times.
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.
- Berlin: 21st of July 2022
The final times will be announced via email a couple of days before the departure.
To get to Berlin you can choose:
- By bus
- By plane
- By train
To arrive in Berlin, you can find cheap flights and flith combinations here.
- Transport in our comfortable private bus to all the mentioned destinations
- 10 days and 9 nights in the best hotels and hostels in Europe.
- 2 Night in Berlin
- 2 Nights in Amsterdam
- 2 Nights in Brussels
- 2 Nights in Paris
- 9 breakfasts
- Multiple bedrooms – (or you can specify a single or double room)
- Transport between all cities
- All parking and toll related costs
- Group leader throughout the whole trip
- Assistance throughout the whole trip
- Guided tours in mentioned cities given by tour leaders
- Public transporte in cities (for group activities)
- Welcome Kit
- Sim card valid in all of Europe
- And more surprises…
- Everything that is not mentioned in “What’s included?”
- Transport to the meeting point
- Travel insurance and cancellation insurance
- Entrance fees for monuments and attractions
- Other transport costs
- Visa fees or other administrative costs
- Optional activities offered on the tour
Optional Activities, Extras:
- Bus tour with local professional guide in Berlin
- Boat trip along the canals of Amsterdam
- Entrance to Anne Frank House
- Heineken Experience
- Trip to Zaanse Schans (Dutch windmill village)
- Day trip to Bruges and Ghent & Atomium
- Paris by night
- And much more…
Book your place for a small deposit…
… and pay the rest 45 days before your departure
The rooms that will be available on this tour will range frorm 3 to 9 beds, depending on the availabilty. If you want a double/twin or single room you can book this extra service in the reservation formThe cities in which we will sleep may vary depending on the availability of accommodation, supposing that this will not have an impact on the organisation of the tour. Unitrips reserves the right to book accommodation in the nearby cities of those in the program in the case of unavalibility.
Transport in Bus:
The main form of transport used throughout the trip will be bus. Important: During this trip the group will be divided and put on various different buses (in the case that there is high demand), due to logistical reasons, Unitrips cannot ensure that you will be on the same bus for the entire trip. Unitrips will be in charge of asigning all of the passangers onto the different buses.
Language of the tour:
The main language of this tour will be Spanish. However specific translations will be given as much as possible for those who speak english as it is not feasible to carry out the tour in 2 different languages simultaneously.
Minimum number of travellers
Miniumum requirement of 30 PARTICIPANTS to take place
This trip is entirely organized by Unitrips, a travel agency registered in ” Dirección General e Turismo de la Comunidad de Madrid” with CICMA License 2900 and FETAVE member