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Winter Rhapsody 2018-19 (18 Days, Rome to London)

Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy? Pump up the travel tunes and get ready for our awesome Winter Rhapsody trip, taking in some of Eastern Europe's most scenic destinations. Watch the likes of Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, Krak w and Prague come to life in the snowy months and learn exactly why travelling Europe in winter is so popular. This trip is sure to be music to your ears. Let's go!

Inclusions

Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam
Vaporetto ride in Venice
16 Breakfasts
16 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
18
Price From
AUD $2,359
Start Location
Rome, Italy
End Location
Rome, Italy
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
07 Nov 201824 Nov 20181AUD $2,519
21 Nov 201808 Dec 20181AUD $2,519
28 Nov 201815 Dec 20182AUD $2,519
30 Nov 201817 Dec 20187AUD $2,519
05 Dec 201822 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,519 
11 Dec 201828 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,679 
13 Dec 201830 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,679 
15 Dec 201801 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
17 Dec 201803 Jan 201910AUD $2,799
19 Dec 201805 Jan 20192AUD $2,799
22 Dec 201808 Jan 20194AUD $2,799
26 Dec 201812 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,679 
28 Dec 201814 Jan 20192AUD $2,679
02 Jan 201919 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,679 
04 Jan 201921 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,679 
09 Jan 201926 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,679 
11 Jan 201928 Jan 20194AUD $2,679
16 Jan 201902 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,359 
18 Jan 201904 Feb 20195AUD $2,359
23 Jan 201909 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,359 
30 Jan 201916 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,359 
06 Feb 201923 Feb 201910AUD $2,359
20 Feb 201909 Mar 20199AUD $2,359
13 Mar 201930 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,359 
27 Mar 201913 Apr 20199AUD $2,519
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: Rome, Italy
Meet your Trip Leader and step back to 753 BC in one of the world's oldest open-air museums on a walking tour and give that bucket list a workout. Make like Caesar (the emperor, not the salad) and work up a colossus hunger as you pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit the Colosseum. Tonight, you're in Disneyland for foodies. Have fun. Included today: -Walking tour of Rome
Day 2: Rome including Vatican City visit
Create the ultimate Roman Holiday in one day with a whirlwind of Vespas, espresso, two-cheek kisses and pizza the way it's supposed to taste. Pop in on the Pope on an optional tour of the Vatican City, then play I spy with two-and-a-half millennia worth of history. Shop 'til you drop on Via Condotti, head to Capitoline Hill for awesome views of the Roman Forum and Colosseum or just kick back in Piazza Navona for some dolce far niente (delicious idleness). Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Guided tour of Vatican City
Day 3: Rome to Venice
Snap a selfie at Juliet's famous balcony in Verona and join throngs of lovers leaving notes on the wall (or avoid the crowds and just marvel at the ancient arena). Say ciao to Venice from across the lagoon as we check into our hotel and tuck into a yummy dinner together. Included today: -Walking tour of Verona Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 4: Venice
100+ slowly sinking islands won't explore themselves. Get your bearings on this morning's walking tour before an action packed day. Soak up St Mark's Square and opt in for a quintessential gondola ride on the Grand Canal (optional activity). Corny smooching not included. This afternoon, snoop the Doge's Palace, cross Rialto Bridge and shop for Carnevale masks. There's so much going on here. Did we mention it's beautiful? Included today: -Walking tour of Venice -Vaporetto ride in Venice Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Gondola ride in Venice
Day 5: Venice to Salzburg, Austria
Today, it's off to Mozart's birthplace: Salzburg. Enjoy a walking tour of his birthplace and then play I spy with Salzburg Castle overlooking the city. There's lots to explore here, so hop to it! Included today: -Walking tour of Salzburg Meals: -Breakfast
Day 6: Salzburg
If adventure is your middle name then carve out your day shredding in the Alps. But if you're down for something a bit more chilled out, there's plenty to go and explore in Salzburg. Tonight, check out the rest of the city's breweries. Prost! Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Skiing in the Alps
Day 7: Salzburg to Vienna
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 Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -A night at the Viennese Chamber Orchestra (dinner optional at an additional expense)
Day 8: Vienna to Budapest, Hungary
Today, we've got a pit stop in Bratislava to get the low-down on Slovakia's capital city. While checking out Bratislava Castle, see if you can spot the city's quirky bronze statues in the Old Town. Then, your house in Budapest awaits. A driving tour will help you get your bearings. 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. Included today: -Walking tour of Bratislava -Driving tour of Budapest Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 16: 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 15: 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 14: 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. Included today: -Walking tour of Dresden -Driving tour of Berlin Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 13: 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
Day 9: 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. Opt in for a dinner cruise on the river for some epic sightseeing and selfie taking. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Dinner cruise in Budapest
Day 11: Krakow
Get all up in the streets of Kraków today and let the statement, "Whver saves one life, saves the world entire" really sink in at Oskar Schindler's factory. Go 327-metres underground to see hundreds of shades of rock salt in the Wieliczka Salt Mine, visit a centuries-old synagogue in the Jewish district and shop for amber in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Cloth Hall. Your day, your choice. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 10: Budapest to Krakow, Poland
Legend has it a dragon had to be smited in order for Kraków to be built (with a sulphur stuffed lamb as bait). Bit tougher than the usual council approvals, no? Meet Poland's beating heart - and the largest medieval town square in Europe - on a walking tour. Buff up on history at Wawel Castle, feed the ducks amongst the slushy snow on the bank of the Wisla and after dinner, slay a few glasses of mead. Included today: -Walking tour of Kraków Meals: -Breakfast
Day 17: 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 12: Krakow to Prague, Czech Republic
First, a sobering visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau 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: -Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau -Walking tour of Prague Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 18: 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