Famous for This eclectic town is really the star of the East Europe circuit. Not traditionally popular, this city has a gritty edge to it that its other neighboring cities lack. Often missed on the common tourist’s trail, this city will win you over with its raw beauty, its classical architecture, its street art, its night life, its iconic food spaces, and its intense history. We start day one at our stay, a quaint b&b near the city centre.
This day we start the day with a cycle tour of the Berlin wall and an understanding of the history of the wall and the subsequent art on it. It’s a guided tour. At 2 pm, we start a tour to the alternative part of Berlin, Street art, street food, community projects and exciting urban culture. We will have our chance at the currywurst at one of the stalls, a famous German street food.
Famous for An early morning train will take us to the beautiful city of Prague. Its fashionable, it's chic, its trendy and its hard to believe that this country staged the velvet revolution 25 years ago, which resulted in the dissolution of the cold war. The city is also the capital of the region in called Bohemia and thus understandably here, the unconventional is conventional. Your stay here will not focus so much on the historical sites, as much as it will on the eclectic local way of life.
On the second-day post breakfast as we head to walk around, we realize that the city is almost fairytale-like, with its spires, and its red roofs, its baroque architecture and its gothic churches. Unharmed by the World War, the city has a magical aura about it, where it has retained its old architecture.
Famous for A 4 hour train ride will get you to Vienna. This beautiful breathes imperialism, boasts of gorgeous palaces, a royal history and a vibrant art scene and culture scene at present. Vienna is well known for its musical influences, since all the greats, namely Mozart, Haydn, Beethovan, Strauss, Brahmm were born here, or lived here or spent considerable time in the city to get influenced by it, or influence it.
Start your day in the Schonbrunne palace, visit the vast grounds and enjoy the architecture of this marvel , this home to the royal family which has inspired many movies and many other architectural marvels. Post that the day is at leisure. Visit the Hunderwasser, go for a walk around, try some street food like Eitridge. You can enjoy a classical concert at the Schonbrunnne in the evening (additional price)
Famous for Buda and pest are twin cities on either side of the Danube. They come together to form Budapest, the capital of Hungary. The Buda Hills on the west and the Great Plains in the east, form an excellent background to this beautiful city in the East of Europe. Much of how the city looks is what it was intended to look like aeons ago, the city has retained its grandeur and has not let modern way of life take over completely. Also the city offers plenty to do, from caving, baths to river cruises to hikes, to Ruin Bar crawls.
Budapest is well known for its baths, but little do many know that due to the presence of these thermal springs the city has an intricate system of caves under it. Some of them are glossed over and are famous tourist traps, but we are looking to expand the cave system with more skill and aplomb. A caving expedition with a leading caving instructor from Budapest is organized for this day. It’s a 3 hour tour which includes crawling, and climbing inside a limestone caves of the Pa;-Volgyi cave system in the Duna –Ipoly National Park. Its quite the adventure!
Day 9: Budapest: Baths and More | Cruise on the Danube
A great way to recover from an evening of pub hopping, is a dip in one of the legendary baths in Budapest. Amongst the many at Budapest we head to the one at Gellert Hills, called Gellert Baths which also boasts of some stunning architecture. We spend the first half of the day at these healing springs, and then can choose to spend as much time as we please , here.