Combine iconic cities with destinations off the tourist trail on this 16-day tour which satiates travellers looking for fascinating cultural history, archaeological marvels, and little-known gems. Sample some of Vienna’s finest eats with a culinary expert, go deep underground into a salt museum previously used as a bomb shelter, and relax along Lake Snagov, where Romanians go on holiday. Trusted local chefs, historians, and cultural experts help enrich this experience in a way that no audio tour or guidebook could ever achieve.

What's Included

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Walk the Berlin Wall with a Historian, Berlin
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Naschmarkt Walk, Vienna
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Transylvanian Foodie Experience, Sighișoara
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: High Tea at Bran Castle, Bran. Tour Prague’s old town including the Jewish quarter, clock tower, Charles Bridge, and Wenceslas Square. Visit the historic Hotel Sacher and sample the Sacher Torte. Guided historic tour of Budapest. Visit to the Salt Mine terraces in Egerszalok. Guided visit of Salina Turda Salt Mine. Sighisoara old Town Visit. Black Church visit in Brasov. Guided tour of Bran Castle. Snagov Monastery visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Highlights

Explore Prague’s Old Town and the charming medieval gem of Český Krumlov, Visit the Berlin Wall with a local historian, Take a dip in soothing waters at a thermal bathhouse in Budapest, Prepare a traditional Transylvanian meal with a local chef.

Group Size Notes

Max 16, Avg 12.

Meals Included

15 breakfasts, 2 lunches

Transport

Train, bus, private van, local bus, walking.

Accommodation

Hotel/pensions (15 nts).

Checklist

Documents:
• Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
• Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
• Passport (required) (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
• Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

Essentials:
• Binoculars (optional)
• Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
• Cash, credit and debit cards
• Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
• Ear plugs
• First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
• Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
• Fleece top/sweater
• Footwear
• Hat
• Locks for bags
• Long pants/jeans
• Moneybelt
• Outlet adapter
• Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
• Reusable water bottle
• Shirts/t-shirts
• Sleepwear
• Small travel towel
• Sunglasses
• Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
• Watch and alarm clock
• Waterproof backpack cover
• Windproof rain jacket

Optional Activities

Berlin
- East Side Gallery Visit Along Berlin Wall (Free)
- Berlin Wall Memorial (Free)
- Checkpoint Charlie Museum Visit (13EUR per person)
- Brandenburg Gate Visit (Free)
- Judisches Museum Visit (8EUR per person)
- Reichstag Visit
- Television Tower (Fernsehturm) Visit (13-23EUR per person)

Prague
- Letná Beer Garden Visit (Free-3EUR per person)
- Malá Strana Visit
- Prague Castle (Hradčany) Visit (250-350CZK per person)
- Petřín Hill Hike (Free-30CZK per person)

Český Krumlov
- Guided Ghost Story Walk (250CZK per person)
- State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov Tour (360CZK per person)

Vienna
- Vienna Boys’ Choir Visit (35EUR per person)
- Vienna State Opera House Visit (8EUR per person)
- Belvedere Gallery Visit (19EUR per person)
- Schönbrunn Palace Visit/Tour (11-15EUR per person)
- View Lipizzaner Horses at Spanish Riding School of Vienna (14EUR per person)
- Saint Stephen’s Cathedral Visit (Free)
- Sound of Music Tour – Full Day Trip (120-180EUR per person)

Budapest
- Thermal Baths Visit (4200-5000HUF per person)
- Buda Castle Visit (1500HUF per person)
- Budapest Bike Tour (28EUR per person)
- Parliament Building Visit (5200HUF per person)
- Great Market Hall Visit (Free)
- Chain Bridge (Free)
- Hungarian State Opera House (2900HUF per person)
- Danube River Cruise

Braşov
- Brasov History Museum (7RON per person)

Bucharest
- Museum of the Romanian Peasant
- Palace of the Parliament Visit
- National Village Museum Visit
- Bucharest Bike Tour (20RON per person)

Sighișoara
- Museum of Medieval Weapons
- Clock Tower Visit (Free)
- The Church of the Dominican Monastery Visit (Free)

Minimum Age

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

International Flights

Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

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