Italy, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany
Enjoy the full Unitrips experience.
Spend an incredible summer falling in love with these amazing European Cities on this trip through Europe.
- 13th to 23rd of July: From
Close your books, forget about all of the stress and head to Venice, the first stage of our trip through Europe.
¡Buongiorno! Fly to Venice and join our group ready for this trip through Europe.
On this first day, according to the time of your arrival in Venice, you will be able to discover in depth one of the most photographed places in the world, so take out your camera, because bridges, Vaporettos and Gondolas await us.
Venice had the honor of being crowned one of the most powerful, rich and populated cities over a period of many years in the past. It dominated trading routes in both the Mediterranean and the oreint. What´s more, the art that was fostered here is one of a kind which can clearly be exemplified in the works of Marco Polo.
Did you know…
- The last bridge built in Venice was designed by a Spanish architect: Calatrava.
- Sometimes in Venice there occurs a phenomenon called “Acqua Alta”. This causes a steep rise in water level in the Venice lagoon, usually lasts about 3 – 4 hours. Depending on the intensity with which it occurs, most of the old town can flood, with half a meter of water.
- Venice doesn’t drive cars, not even bicycles because it’s forbidden, you’re even fined. The only way to get around the city is on foot or by water.
- Although strolling through Venice, it gives us the impression that there are many canals, there are only two, the Canal Grande and the Giudecca Canal. The rest of the small canals that flow between the narrow streets are called rivers
Today on our trip through Europe we will carry on falling in love with this city. Venice is one of the most photographed places in the world. Don’t waste time, grab your camera and find your inner photographer; bridges, Vaporettos and Gondolas are all waiting to be snapped!
Make sure you take some time to enjoy the Byzantine influenced art which is best shown in the architecture of the St. Marks Basillica. You should also stroll down the canal, starting from the Rialto Bridge but if you really want to enjoy this city you should also just get lost in the narrow streets and see where you end up!
- Venice Pack: Trip to Murano and Burano (the two islands located in the Venetian lagoon)
Sadly, it is time to leave Italy and carry on our trip through Europe. We will cross the border to arrive in Austria, where we will visit its dazzling cappital, Vienna.
We will arrive in Vienna late and we will have time to rest.
Today, on our trip through Europe, we will have to wake up early to make the most of the day, because Vienna has a lot to offer.
You will have a chance to choose whether to join the optional bus tour around Vienna or to go walking around the centre.
On the bus tour, you will visit all the main tourist spots in Vienna, from Prater and its oldest ferris wheel in Europe, across the Danube to Ringstrasse, admiring some beautiful monuments from the nineteenth century.
You will also see a Russian soldier or two and the incredible Belvedere palace (which, today, houses the Klimt museum)… and you will have the opportunity to feel like Princess Sissi in the gardens of the Schonbrunn palace.
- Bus Tour of Vienna: Ringstrasse and Schonbrunn (with local professional guide)
And what about lunch? Well, you should try Schnitzel and Sachertorte… the most famous chocolate cake in the world (Austrians say so!).
Did you know…
- Vienna was the cultural capital of the 19th century. the Hapsburgs financed all kinds of artists, and this is why today its somewhere you have to visit in your lifetime.
- Vienna managed to gain independence from Russian occupation and become a neutral country in 1955. This is why nowadays it is a much richer and more developed country than its neighbours.
- Make sure you take a look at the traffic lights, you´ll notice something very curious.
Today on our backpacking trip around Europe we will wake up in Vienna, then after a delicious breakfast we will set off towards another country, Hungary. We weill arrive in the capital, Budapest, to take a walk, are you ready? There still so much left to explore with its panoramic views and it is known as one of th most surprising cities in all of Europe.
You can show off by saying you had breakfast in Vienna, lunch in Bratislava and dinner in Budapest!
It’s time to explore the city which was born by unification of two sections: ‘Buda’ on the west side of the river Danube and ‘Pest’ on the east side.
Since ’89 Hungary and it’s capital have been known for impressive development and every year they receive more and more tourists, youngsters in particular are attracted by the festivals held here and the nightlife provided by the famous Ruins Bars.
Don’t forget your swimsuit as you will have the chance to enjoy the best thermal baths in Europe, either at Szechenyi or at Gellert.
Did you know…
- Wizz-Air, the second Low Cost flight company of Europe is Hungarian… that’s why it’s so easy to find cheap flights to Budapest.
- The first of the Ruin Bars to be opened in Budapest is called Szimpla Kert
- Until the start of the twentieth century, Hungary belonged to the Austro-Hungarian empire, hence the resemblance to Vienna and Bratislava.
- Every Saturday, amazing parties called SPARTIES are held in the Szechenyi baths.
¡Vitejte v Cesku!
Today on this backpacking trip around Europe we will leave the Hungarian capital behind and head towards the heart of the Czech Republic and its capital Prague. But before we will make a stop in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia with a peculiar character which few people know about. You can see the old quarter and the Danube river from the reconstructed castle of Bratislava.
Enjoy a stroll through the Old Town… We will take you through the Wenceslas Square, universally known for being the scene of the “Prague Spring”, discover the most famous astronomical clock in the world, and cross the Vltava River by St. Charles Bridge. Famous for its 30 baroque sculptures, we will arrive at the foot of the largest castle in the world, where a world reference of literature lived: Kafka.
Still have energy? Then you still have to discover the New Town, also of medieval origin, and the old Jewish Quarter.
We hope you didn’t get too tired today, because Prague is known for its parties and beers
Once we have left Prague, we will head for the famous German capital! But before, we will make a stop in Dresden, the last German city we will visit and which is known as “Florence on the river Elbe”, We will have a chance to try “wurst”, German sausage and to admire the Baroque architecture of Berlin.
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 on this trip through Europe.
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)
You will have a chance to choose whether to spend the day with us and a professional local guide who will explain even the finest detail of what lays behind the buildings of Berlin, such as the famous building of Reichstag, the Parliament of Germany, next to it the iconic Brandenburg Gate, and famous monument of the Holocaust, the Heisman masterpiece.
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.
Today we will finish our tour through Europe and say goodbye to Berlin with tears in our eyes. Now you can say that you know so many cities in Europe and you will have memories of all the prettiest corners of the continent, with all of your new friends from around the world
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The program could suffer unforeseen changes due to weather conditions, traffic… or the ability of the group to respect meeting times.
The cities where we will sleep are subject to availability, depending on the flexibility of the hotels or hostels. The quality of the establishment will not change.
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.
We don’t guarantee the availability of the optional activities, specially if the service is external to Unitrips. In case of the cancellation of the activity, paid amount will be reimbursed.
- Venice: 13th of July
You will receive more detailed information about the trip via email once you have reserved your place.
To get to Venice you can choose:
- By bus
- By plane
- By train
If you are having any problems finding a flight to fit the times that you need, we can help you out! Before you do anything else, we suggest you read this article!
- Transport in our comfortable Unibus to all the mentioned destinations
- 11 days and 10 nights in the best hostels, hotels and bungalows in Europe:
- 2 Nights in Venice
- 2 Nights in Vienna
- 2 Nights in Budapest
- 2 Nights in Prague
- 2 Nights in Berlin
- 10 breakfasts
- Multiple beds rooms – (or you can specify a single or double room)
- All transport between the cities mentioned in the program
- All costs related to parking, transport and tolls
- Group leader during the whole trip
- Assistance throughout the whole trip
- Guided tours in mentioned cities given by tour leaders
- Many other surprises!
- Everything that is not mentioned in “Includes”
- Plane tickets
- Transport to the starting point
- Travel insurance and cancellation
- Entrance fees for monuments and attractions
- Visa fees or other administrative costs
- Transport within the cities (metro, taxi etc.)
- Optional Activities
Optional Activities, Extras:
- Venice Pack: Trains to La Laguna, Night boat back in La Laguna, visit to Murano and Burano. Visit Shop Handcrafted Murano Glass
- Tour of Vienna in bus to Ringstasse and Schonbrunn in Vienna with local guided
- Guided tour in Berlin with local guide
- And much more…
(You can reserve your extras once you have booked your trip, through our app which we will give you access to)
Every optional activity requires a minimum of 30 participants to go ahead
Reserve 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
The trip requires a minimum of 30 participants.
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