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Budapest to Berlin on a Shoestring

8 Days, Budapest to Berlin
Budapest to Berlin on a Shoestring

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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 eight day read more...

IS THIS Yolo TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Are young at heart
    • Prefer fast-paced and budget-friendly trips
    • Want to have meaningful encounters with local people
    • Love making new friends
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 7 nights accommodation - (Hostels (6 nts), overnight train (1 nt)).
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Train, bus, metro, walking).
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  • Visit to Kosciuszko's Mound (Krakow).
  • Visit to genuine Pilsner beer hall (Prague).
  • Orientation walks in Krakow, Prague, and Berlin.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 255 - 355 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.a
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Itinerary
Day 1 Budapest
Day 2 Budapest/Krakow
Day 3 Krakow
Day 4 Krakow
Day 5 Krakow/Prague
Day 6 Prague
Day 7 Prague/Berlin
Day 8 Berlin
Departures
  • Apr
    2018
  • May
    2018
  • Jun
    2018
  • Jul
    2018
  • Aug
    2018
  • Sep
    2018
  • Oct
    2018
  • Dec
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Sun, 29 Apr '18
  • Sun, 06 May '18
  • Sun, 20 May '18
  • Sun, 27 May '18
  • Sun, 27 May '18
  • Sun, 03 Jun '18
  • Sun, 03 Jun '18
  • Sun, 10 Jun '18
  • Sun, 17 Jun '18
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  • Sun, 01 Jul '18
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  • Sun, 05 Aug '18
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  • Sun, 12 Aug '18
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  • Sun, 19 Aug '18
  • Sun, 26 Aug '18
  • Sun, 02 Sep '18
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  • Sun, 16 Sep '18
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  • Sun, 23 Sep '18
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  • Sun, 30 Sep '18
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  • Sun, 07 Oct '18
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  • Sun, 14 Oct '18
  • Sun, 21 Oct '18
  • Sun, 28 Oct '18
  • Fri, 21 Dec '18
  • Fri, 28 Dec '18
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Budapest
  • On Board The Train
  • Krakow
  • Prague
  • Berlin
  • Budapest to Berlin Map
  • DAY 1 Budapest

    Arrive at any time.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    18:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Budapest/Krakow

    Free time to explore Hungary's capital. Opt to check out the beautiful Parliament building, stroll the streets or check out the thermal baths. Overnight train to Krakow.

    Free Time
    Budapest Full Day
    Explore the city on foot, cruise around on a bike tour or visit the thermal baths for a relaxing dip.

    Optional Activities
    Budapest Bike Tour

    Budapest 3h-4h
    28EUR per person
    Join a group for a guided city tour by bike. Buzz around the city on two wheels to cover more ground and get your blood pumping.

    Thermal Baths Visit
    Budapest 1h-3h
    4200-5000HUF per person
    Bring two towels, your bathing suit and an aching body and prepare to get healed in the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Built in 1913, test the waters of 18 different pools (15 of which are spring fed) amidst stunning Neo-Baroque architecture. Play chess on floating chessboards, relax in the whirlpools and explore the wonderful mosaic domes of these historic thermal steam rooms.

    Buda Castle Visit
    Budapest3h-4h
    1500HUF per person
    Set on Castle Hill overlooking the Danube River and Pest, Buda Castle was once home to the Hungarian kings of Budapest. Admire the gorgeous architecture, and visit its two musuems: the National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. Permanent collections depict the past 500 yrs of Hungary's art history, including Medieval and Renaissance stonework, Gothic wood sculptures and Gothic altars.

    Overnight train (beds)
    Budapest - Krakow
    Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 3 Krakow

    Orientation walk upon arrival, then walk up Kosciuszko's Mound for the best panoramic views over Krakow. Free time to visit Auschwitz, travel to see old salt mines, or stay in the city to explore the Jewish Quarter.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    Free Time
    Krakow Afternoon
    With so much to see and do, you'd better get out there.

    Optional Activities
    Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Visit

    Oswiecim 7h-8h
    135PLN per person
    Visit the site of one of history's most horrific crimes, Auschwitz-Birkenau. The site of this former Nazi concentration camp embodies terror, tragedy, inhumanity and the survival of will. Today the museum stands testament to the inconceivable atrocities of the Holocaust and the extermination of at least 1.1 million prisoners, most of whom were Jewish, during the Second World War.

    Wieliczka Salt Mines Visit
    Wieliczka 3h-4h
    79PLN per person
    If you can tear yourself away from the charms of Krakow, make a visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines, located only a short distance away. Built in the 13th century, these mines produced table salt until 2007, making it one of the world's oldest salt mines. Head deep into an underground network of tunnels and chambers some 135m (443 ft) below the surface. Visit the Blessed King's Chapel, a salt cathedral carved by miners, complete with elaborate chandeliers and sculptures.

    Old Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz)
    Krakow
    For some of the history that makes Krakow so famous, visit the Jewish district of Kazimierz, just south of Old Town. Once the centre of Jewish life for more than 500 years, it was destroyed during the Second World War, only to be revitalized in the 1990s following the popularity of Steven Spielberg's film, Schindler's List. During your Jewish culture crawl, see synagogues, Gothic churches, and art galleries, then stop for a drink in one of the more than 800 pubs that populate the nooks and alleys of this historic district. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 4 Krakow

    Enjoy free time to visit Auschwitz, travel to see old salt mines or stay in the city to explore the Jewish Quarter.

    Free Time
    Krakow Full Day
    Take advantage of a full day to fill as you like by visiting any of the must-see landmarks you missed yesterday.

    Optional Activities
    Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Visit

    Oswiecim 7h-8h
    135PLN per person
    Visit the site of one of history's most horrific crimes, Auschwitz-Birkenau. The site of this former Nazi concentration camp embodies terror, tragedy, inhumanity and the survival of will. Today the museum stands testament to the inconceivable atrocities of the Holocaust and the extermination of at least 1.1 million prisoners, most of whom were Jewish, during the Second World War.

    Wieliczka Salt Mines Visit
    Wieliczka 3h-4h
    79PLN per person
    If you can tear yourself away from the charms of Krakow, make a visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines, located only a short distance away.
    Built in the 13th century, these mines produced table salt until 2007, making it one of the world's oldest salt mines. Head deep into an underground network of tunnels and chambers some 135m (443 ft) below the surface. Visit the Blessed King's Chapel, a salt cathedral carved by miners, complete with elaborate chandeliers and sculptures.

    Old Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz)
    Krakow
    For some of the history that makes Krakow so famous, visit the Jewish district of Kazimierz, just south of Old Town. Once the centre of Jewish life for more than 500 years, it was destroyed during the Second World War, only to be revitalized in the 1990s following the popularity of Steven Spielberg's film, Schindler's List. During your Jewish culture crawl, see synagogues, Gothic churches, and art galleries, then stop for a drink in one of the more than 800 pubs that populate the nooks and alleys of this historic district. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 5 Krakow/Prague

    Day train to Prague, then enjoy an orientation walk around town including a visit to a genuine beer hall.

    Train
    Krakow - Prague 8h
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 6 Prague

    Free day for independent exploration-check out the Prague castle complex or walk the cobblestone streets through the old town and Jewish ghetto.

    Free Time
    Prague Full Day
    Leave no stone unturned. Explore historic castles, town centres, or stretch those legs on a hike.

    Optional Activities

    Prague Castle (Hradcany) Visit
    Prague 2h-3h
    250-350CZK per person
    If you like a challenge, climb 200+ steps up to the famous Prague Castle (known as Hradcany), the Castle of the Bohemian Kings. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the largest castle complex in the world, and includes Roman-style buildings from the 10th century. Still got energy? Climb the lookout tower of St. Vitus Cathedral and be rewarded with a glorious view of the city.

    Prague Ghetto (Josefov/Jewish Quarter) Visit
    Prague 1h-2h
    10-20EUR per person
    The Prague Ghetto, known as Josefov, is located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. This Jewish Quarter was first established in the 13th century, when Jewish people were ordered to leave their homes in other areas of the city and settle in this designated community. Birthplace to author Franz Kafka, see a monument in his honour, visit historical synagogues, a cemetery and museum with many artifacts collected during the Second World War.

    Old Town Visit
    Prague 15m-30m
    Wander the cobblestoned streets and soak in the Eastern European charm.

    Charles Bridge Visit
    Prague 15m-30m
    Free
    Visit the Charles Bridge, commissioned by King Charles IV in 1357. Cross the ancient cobblestone walkway which spans 16 arches and lined with 30 religious statues. Buy souvenirs and listen to street musicians. It's less crowded first thing in the morning and at night.

    Mala Strana Visit
    Prague
    Cross the Charles Bridge and find yourself in picture-perfect Lesser Town (Mala Strana). Browse in small shops, explore cobblestone side streets, visit churches and then find a Czech pub or restaurant, rest, relax and revel in the ambience of this ancient district.

    Petrin Hill Hike
    Prague 2h-3h
    Free-30CZK per person
    Prague certainly has no shortage of breathtaking views and Petrin Hill, near the Prague Castle, offers a less obstructed panoramic vista of the "city of spires". If you're not in the mood for hiking uphill, you can always take a cable car all the way to the top.

    Letna Beer Garden Visit
    Prague 1h-2h
    Free-3EUR per person
    Watch the sunset from the heights of the Letna Beer Garden, in Letna Park along the banks of the Vltava River. Sample a pint of Gambrinus 10° Czech beer, world-famous for its superb quality and low cost. Grab a grilled sausage and soak in the scenery. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 7 Prague/Berlin

    Take a train to Germany and enjoy an orientation walk in Berlin. Check out the city's vibrant nightlife.

    Train
    Prague - Berlin 5h
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    Free Time
    Berlin Afternoon
    Get out and start exploring.

    Optional Activities
    East Side Gallery Visit Along Berlin Wall

    Berlin 1h-2h
    Free
    The very name Berlin conjures images of the famous Berlin Wall. Two sections of the original structure still remain on display- at the East Side Gallery, where artists have decorated the remaining section of the wall, and the Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstatte Berliner Mauer). View these remnants of history that once divided east from west.

    Berlin Wall Memorial
    Berlin
    Free
    Learn about the history of the "Iron Curtain", the physical, political and emotional barrier that once separated Berlin under the Communist Eastern Bloc and their neighbours to the west. At Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstatte Berliner Mauer), see a complete section of the wall, and look from the east side to see the remains of an electric fence in the so-called "death strip". Discover the stories of those who died trying to escape to the freedom of West Berlin.

    Checkpoint Charlie Museum Visit
    Berlin
    13EUR per person
    Down the street from the Berlin Wall is the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, a museum that documents the history of the wall, and interestingly, many of the different ways people tried to escape. From hot air balloons to one-man submarines, learn about the tenacity and creativity used by those desperate to cross from the east to western side.

    Brandenburg Gate Visit
    Berlin
    Free
    The Brandenburg Gate is a spot of great historical significance. Witness the spot where hundreds of thousands of people were finally able to cross from the East side to the West after the fall of the wall. Walk the cobblestones of the surrounding Pariser Platz and mingle with locals who continue to gather here to see stage shows and celebrate public events.

    Reichstag Visit
    Berlin
    For those interested in Berlin's government, past and present, visit the Reichstag, home to the German parliament. Climb the stairs to the top of glass dome for a 360-degree view of the city, or learn about the fascinating history of the building, restored following damage suffered during the bombing raids of the Battle of Berlin in 1945.

    Television Tower (Fernsehturm) Visit
    Berlin 2h-3h
    13-23EUR per person
    For an amazing view of Berlin, visit the famous Berlin Television Tower. Bring your camera and take panoramic photos from the viewing room, then grab a drink and snack at the cafe located 203m (666 ft) above ground. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 8 Berlin

    Depart at any time. (None (Meals on your own))

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 255 - 355 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.a

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 10 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. It is important to note that in Europe, all guiding is based around local guides all of whom are licensed to work only in a particular city. As such, our leaders are able to provide orientation walks which will show you the layout of each town and city as well as the location of local services such as post offices and laundromats, but are unable to legally share historical facts and figures in public places.

  10. In Europe it is very rare to find elevators in train stations, hotels or other public places. We use public transport on this trip, which means you will need to carry your luggage from platform to platform, in and out of trains and buses etc. and also possibly up several flights of stairs. You will also need to be able to stow your luggage safely on trains and buses. It is therefore essential that you pack light and bring luggage which is compact and lightweight, and which you can easily transport. The carrying of your luggage remains your responsibility at all times.

  11. This trip has a fast-paced itinerary with some long transport days - please check the itinerary carefully before deciding if this trip suits your needs.


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