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Democracy Road 2018-19 (10 Days, Budapest to London)

Strip back the former 'Iron Curtain' on this insightful trip from Budapest to London and take a peek at some of Europe's most fascinating destinations. From swanky Vienna to gothic Prague, historic Berlin to enigmatic Amsterdam, you'll be transported through the pages of a history book, while still getting to experience the excitement modern Europe has to offer. Let's go exploring!

Inclusions

Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen
Dinner at Hofbr uhaus, Berlin
Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam
Visit Sch nbrunn Palace
9 Breakfasts
9 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
10
Price From
AUD $1,819
Start Location
Budapest, Hungary
End Location
Budapest, Hungary
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
12 Nov 201821 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,899 
19 Nov 201828 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,899 
03 Dec 201812 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,899 
10 Dec 201819 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,989 
14 Dec 201823 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,989 
17 Dec 201826 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,989 
21 Dec 201830 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,989 
24 Dec 201802 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,049 
31 Dec 201809 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,989 
07 Jan 201916 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,989 
14 Jan 201923 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,989 
21 Jan 201930 Jan 20191AUD $1,989
28 Jan 201906 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,819 
04 Feb 201913 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,819 
11 Feb 201920 Feb 20191AUD $1,819
25 Feb 201906 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,819 
18 Mar 201927 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,819 
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: Budapest, Hungary
Our trip begins this evening in Hungary's grand capital, Budapest, as we meet our Trip Leader for a welcome meeting. Budapest is situated on the banks of the mighty River Danube and is home to Hers' Square, Parliament House, Buda Castle and the swanky boulevard, Andrássy Avenue. Get to know your fellow travellers over a Hungarian feast in a local restaurant and then kick your feet up at your comfy hotel. Meals: -Dinner
Day 2: Budapest
Free day! Indulge in a spa treatment at the world famous Gellért Baths and visit the Buda Castle or House of Terror Museum. Tonight, hang with the hipsters and drink local fruit brandy at one of the original ruin bars. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 3: Budapest to Vienna, Austria
Roll into Vienna and get your bearings on a driving tour. Top off your day with a schnitzel and apple strudel at Café Central, the regular hangout of Freud, Trotsky and Lenin. Let the Vienna Chamber Orchestra serenade you later (optional). Included today: -Driving tour of Vienna -Visit Schönbrunn Palace Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -A night at the Viennese Chamber Orchestra (dinner optional at an additional expense)
Day 4: Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic
First, a sobering visit to Mauthausen concentration camp for a lesson in the resilience of humanity. Then, fuel up on trdelník (pastry deliciousness) before a walking tour to get us started in Prague. Suss out the castle deemed worthy by Guinness World Records as being the largest ancient castle in the world, cross medieval Charles Bridge and watch 'Death' toll the hour on an astronomical clock that's over 600 years old. After dinner, get cosy in a café with hot chocolate. Included today: -Visit Mauthausen concentration camp -Walking tour of Prague Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 5: Prague
Channel your inner bohemian and seek out the John Lennon memorial wall to start your free day. Soak up some more Czech history at the National Museum or Communist Museum or get a taste of the quirky local culture at a marionette puppet opera (you gotta see it to believe it). Snap a selfie at Prague's own Eiffel Tower, visit The Museum of Miniatures, eat roast pork from one of the street vendors lining Old Town Square and drink beer. Really. Good. Beer. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Beer tasting in Prague
Day 6: Prague to Berlin, Germany
Get acquainted with 800-year-old Dresden – a city virtually destroyed in WWII and then rebuilt. Then: Berlin, we’re coming for ya. We'll drive you around to see the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building before knuckling down with some pork at Hofbräuhaus. Included today: -Walking tour of Dresden -Driving tour of Berlin Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 7: Berlin
Join the optional Third Reich walking tour for an insight into what the city was like under Nazi rule during WWII, go on a museum crawl or head to the zoo. More culture awaits on Museum Island, with creative types and memorable meals available in the Prenzlauer Berg and Kreuzberg neighbourhoods. Tonight, no curfew at clubs = get ready for a night to remember. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Third Reich walking tour -Berlin Alternative Tour & Nightlife tour
Day 8: Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amster-DAM it's going to be a good day! Start dreaming of cheese and clogs as we roll through tulip and windmill dotted fields to Amsterdam. Get your bearings on a walking tour of the vibrant capital and see the Dam Square, Royal Palace and National Monument. End the night with a cone of hot chips with mayo. Mmm. Included today: -Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration -Walking tour of Amsterdam Meals: -Breakfast
Day 9: Amsterdam
Get on your bike and ride! Do as the locals do and join the 881,000 bicycles on an optional city bike tour to soak up the wintery canal vistas before retreating with hot chocolate, poffertjes and stroopwafels. Take on the city's 51 museums (must-dos: Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House). Still thirsty for more? Check out the Heineken Experience for an interactive visit and tasting at the brewery. Top it off with a dinner cruise on the canal. Included today: -Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Bike tour of Amsterdam
Day 10: Amsterdam to London, England
Today it's back on the ferry as we journey back to London. Start planning the next adventure. Facebook friends? Included today: -English Channel ferry ticket Meals: -Breakfast