Central & Eastern Europe Tours

Get a taste of historic splendour at the heart of the European continent! In our Central Europe tours, a heritage embroidered with the greatest eras of human civilization awaits. From the architectural melting pot of Budapest to Tyrolean medieval romanticism and the gritty diversity of Berlin, the best cities in Europe offer an exhilarating vacation. Witness the magnificent Alps from Germany to Austria. Explore a cultural extravaganza in Prague and Budapest. Try tasty traditional foods in Vienna and revel in artistic elegance. Our carefully crafted itineraries make sure your Central Europe tours have the perfect dose of sightseeing, culinary exploration, and boundless leisure time. As you travel across Europe, stay in top-notch hotels and keep up with local history with expert guides. Travel Talk Central Europe tours take you through these storied lands with optional activities to shape your adventure.
Get a taste of historic splendour at the heart of the European continent! In our Central Europe tours, a heritage embroidered with the greatest eras of human civilization awaits. As you travel across Berlin, Munich, Budapest, Prague, and Vienna, stay in top-notch hotels and keep up with local history with expert guides. Travel Talk Central Europe tours take you through these storied lands with optional activities to shape your adventure.

Our Central Europe Trips

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European Splendour : Budapest to Berlin

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$3294

$1812

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Imperial Europe : Vienna to Berlin

9 Days

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$3135

$1724

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Enchanting Europe : Budapest to Prague

9 Days

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$2996

$1648

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Magical Europe : Berlin to Budapest

11 Days

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$3219

$1770

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Magestic Europe : Prague to Budapest

9 Days

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$2921

$1607

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Epic Europe : Berlin to Vienna

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$3059

$1682

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Impressive Central & Eastern Europe

15 Days

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$5199

$2859

Trip Style: Classic, Overland

Highlights of Eastern & Central Europe

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$5465

$3006

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Best of Central & Eastern Europe

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$5066

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Central Europe Accommodation

Please find below the 4 Star hotels used on our Central Europe trips. All accommodation is carefully hand-selected to satisfy our standards in terms of quality, authenticity and location for you to enjoy a comfortable and unforgettable holiday.

NH BUDAPEST CITY
Budapest
4 Star

A contemporary design hotel, perfectly located with walking distance to many attractions. Rooms are equipped with minibar & tea/ coffee maker.

INTERCITY HOTEL
Budapest
4 Star

A modern-design hotel, located in the city center. The rooms are equipped with minibar, tea/ coffee maker and flat-screen tv.

ARCOTEL DONAUZENTRUM
Wien
4 Star

A modern hotel offering spacious & elegant rooms with a unique design. The hotel is only steps away from the subway station.

Eventhotel Pyramide
Wien
4 Star

The luxury hotel features an event center with a fancy Pyramid-shaped roof, wellness center, an indoor & outdoor pool and an on-site restaurant.

ARCOTEL KAISERWASSER
Wien
4 Star

A perfectly located hotel that is just steps away from the subway station. The hotel features a fitness center, sauna and a steam bath.

HOLIDAY INN WEST PARK
Munich
4 Star

A contemporary hotel offering its guests air-conditioned spacious rooms with flat-screen tv, tea/ coffee maker and free toiletries.

HOLIDAY INN LEUCHTENBERGRING
Munich
4 Star

Located only a few steps away from the subway station, the hotel offers the guests a comfortable stay with modern & spacious rooms.

HOTEL COMFORT
Prague
4 Star

A modern hotel, famous for its pop-art design, spacious & comfortable rooms. Hotel facilities include a fitness center & game room.

HOTEL MERCURE MOA
Berlin
4 Star

A contemporary hotel offering the guests a comfortable stay with its proximity to the subway station & spacious rooms.

HILTON HOTEL BERLIN
Berlin
4 Star

The centrally located hotel features spacious & comfortable rooms with flat-screen tv & tea-coffee machine and safe box.

HOTEL MERCURE UNIRII
Bucharest
4 Star

A modern-design accommodation, only a few steps away from the city center. The hotel features an on site restaurant & bar and spacious rooms equipped with coffee-tea maker.

HOTEL AMBIENT
Brasov
4 Star

A charming accommodation, located in the heart of Old Town Brasov. The hotel offers its guests rooms equipped with tea/ coffee maker, an on-site restaurant offering delicacies from various cuisines.

HOTEL RIVER PARK
Cluj Napoca
4 Star

An elegant hotel overlooking the Someșul Mic, offering its guests spectacular views. Guest rooms are equipped with flat-screen tv with cable channels, safe deposit box, tea/ coffee maker and free toiletries.

GOLDEN TULIP ANA TOWER
Sibiu
4 Star

A contemporary accommodation, located only a steps away from the Old Town. The hotel offers spacious rooms equipped with tea-coffee maker, an on-site restaurant & bar and a SPA & wellness center.

BEST WESTERN PREMIER PLOVDIV HILLS
Plovdiv
4 Star

A modern & comfortable hotel, offering its guests rooms equipped with electric kettle & flat screen tv with satellite channels, hair dryer & free toiletries, an on-site restaurant and a lounge bar and a fitness center.

Central Europe Sights Map

Central Europe Tours Guidebook

Best time to visit Central Europe

Find our seasonal breakdown in detail for the best time to visit Central Europe. Generally, the best time to visit Central European countries like Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, and Hungary is during the late spring (May to June) and early autumn (September to October). During these months, the weather is generally mild, with pleasant temperatures and blooming landscapes. Tourists can enjoy outdoor activities, cultural events, and explore historic sites without extreme temperatures or overcrowding. Summer (July and August) can also be a good time, but it tends to be busier, and some regions may experience warmer weather. Winter (December to February) is ideal for those interested in festive holiday markets and winter sports, but temperatures can be quite cold. Why You Should Visit Central Europe: Visiting Central Europe offers a captivating journey through a tapestry of rich history, diverse cultures, and stunning landscapes. From the fairy-tale charm of medieval cities in Germany to the imperial grandeur of Vienna in Austria, the enchanting streets of Prague in the Czech Republic, and the vibrant energy of Budapest in Hungary.
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Best Places to Visit in Central Europe

Visit our best place to visit in Central Europepage to read about all the fascinating places visited on our tours. Central Europe boasts a plethora of must-visit destinations, each offering its own unique charm. Prague in the Czech Republic enchants with its fairy-tale-like Old Town and iconic Prague Castle. Vienna, Austria, captivates visitors with its imperial palaces, classical music heritage, and elegant coffeehouse culture. Budapest, Hungary, charms with its stunning architecture, historic thermal baths, and the picturesque Danube River. Germany's Berlin combines a rich history with vibrant contemporary culture, seen in its museums, street art, and iconic landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate. These cities, among others, collectively form a mosaic of cultural, historical, and scenic wonders that make Central Europe a captivating and diverse travel destination.
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Central Europe Travel Advice

Read through our Central Europe travel advice in detail and make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trip to Central Europe. Many Central European countries are part of the Schengen Area, allowing for borderless travel within member countries. If you need a visa, obtain a Schengen Visa, which covers multiple countries. Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date. Check the visa requirements for each specific country you plan to visit, as they may vary based on your nationality and the duration of your stay. The Euro is widely used in some countries, while others, like Hungary and Czech Republic, have their own currencies. You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins.
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Central Europe Culture

Visit our Central Europe culture page to read about the fascinating culture of Central Europe: eating & drinking, crafts, shopping, religion, etiquette, festivals and more. Central Europe boasts a culturally diverse tapestry shaped by centuries of historical, artistic, and intellectual influences. This region, comprising countries like Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, reflects a unique blend of traditions stemming from its rich history. From the grandeur of imperial Vienna to the medieval charm of Prague, Central Europe's architecture stands as a testament to its multifaceted past. The cultural scene is vibrant, with renowned classical music heritage, literature, and world-class museums. Central Europeans take pride in their festivals, often rooted in age-old traditions, and their appreciation for the arts, making the region a fascinating mosaic of cultural expressions, both traditional and contemporary.
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Central European Food

Visit our Central European Food page to read more about the delicious local cuisine, find must-try dishes and beverages on your journey. Read articles about the diverse cuisine in Central Europe from fellow foodies and seasoned travellers. Central European cuisine is a flavorful journey through a diverse range of culinary traditions, blending influences from Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Hearty and comforting, the cuisine reflects the region's agricultural abundance and historical influences. Germany is renowned for its sausages, pretzels, and savory dishes like sauerkraut and schnitzel. In Austria, the culinary scene is marked by the elegance of Viennese coffeehouses and iconic pastries like Sachertorte, while hearty stews and dumplings showcase the country's Alpine influences. The Czech Republic offers a mix of rich and comforting dishes like svíčková (marinated sirloin) and trdelník, a sweet pastry delight. Hungary, known for its bold flavors, introduces the world to goulash, a hearty meat stew spiced with paprika, and lángos, a popular fried dough snack.
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Central Europe Tours - FAQ

Citizens of the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries usually do not need visas to travel within the Schengen Area, which includes many Central European countries.

Citizens of the United Kingdom (England), the United States, Australia, and New Zealand do not require a visa for short stays (up to 90 days within a 180-day period) for tourism or business purposes in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary.

This information is provided only as guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate as this information can change at any time and with little notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the required travel documents are ready when travelling.

Yes, all passengers travelling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in any of our tours. Your guide will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip.

It is your responsibility to make sure you have an adequate and suitable travel insurance in place. You may read more about this here.

The best time to visit Central Europe, including countries like Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, is during the late spring (May to June) and early autumn (September to October). During these months, the weather is generally mild, with pleasant temperatures and blooming landscapes. Tourists can enjoy outdoor activities, cultural events, and explore historic sites without extreme temperatures or overcrowding.

Summer (July and August) can also be a good time for Central Europe tours, but it tends to be busier. Winter (December to February) is ideal for those interested in festive holiday markets and winter sports, but temperatures can be quite cold.

Internet access in Central Europe is generally excellent, with widespread availability of high-speed and reliable connections. Urban areas in countries such as Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary have well-developed and efficient networks, providing fast Wi-Fi in hotels, cafes, and public spaces. Many cities also offer extensive 4G and 5G coverage, ensuring seamless connectivity for mobile devices. Rural areas may have slightly slower internet speeds, but overall, visitors to Central Europe can expect reliable and accessible internet services throughout their travels.

Yes, you can use your mobile phone in Central Europe tours with ease. Most countries in the region, including Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, have well-established mobile networks and excellent coverage. Many international mobile operators offer roaming services, allowing you to use your phone for calls, texts, and data without significant issues. However, it’s advisable to check with your mobile service provider about roaming charges and options before traveling to ensure cost-effective usage. Additionally, purchasing a local SIM card is a convenient and often more economical option for those planning an extended stay in Central Europe.

The Euro (EUR) is the currency commonly used in Central Europe, including countries like Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Here are some approximate prices to give you an idea of regular expenses:

Falafel sandwich: 5-7 EUR Restaurant meal: 10-20 EUR Pastries: 3-7 EUR Cup of Coffee: 2-5 EUR Cup of tea: 2-5 EUR

Keep in mind that these are general estimates and actual prices may vary depending on the specific location and establishment. It’s always a good idea to check local prices and currency exchange rates for the most accurate information during your trip to Central Europe.

In general, tap water in Central Europe, including countries like Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, is safe to drink. These countries have stringent water quality standards, and the tap water is treated and monitored regularly. In urban areas and most rural regions, tap water is of high quality and meets or exceeds international standards for potable water. However, it’s advisable to check with local sources or authorities, as water quality can vary in some remote or less developed areas. Many tourists and locals regularly consume tap water without any issues, contributing to the region’s reputation for high sanitation standards.

Credit cards are widely accepted in Central Europe, including countries like Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. In urban areas and popular tourist destinations, most establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, and shops, readily accept major credit cards like Visa and MasterCard. However, it’s advisable to carry some cash for smaller establishments, local markets, or in more rural areas where card acceptance might be less common.

It’s recommended to inform your bank of your travel plans to avoid any issues with card transactions abroad.

ATM access in Central Europe, including countries like Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, is generally convenient and widespread. ATMs are readily available in urban areas, airports, train stations, and popular tourist destinations. They accept major international credit and debit cards, making it easy for travelers to withdraw local currency. It’s advisable to inform your bank about your travel plans to ensure seamless ATM transactions, and also be aware that some rural or less frequented areas may have fewer ATMs, so it’s wise to carry some cash when venturing into such regions.

Solo travellers often join our tours to meet and travel with like-minded adventurers, forming longstanding friendships. We also strive to provide a relaxed and sociable tour experience to allow the group to weld throughout the journey.

Solo travellers will be roomed with another solo traveller of the same gender, or can upgrade to a solo room by paying the single supplement.

There are always solo travelers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveler of the same gender, you do not need to pay the supplement. Single supplement is for travelers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour.

Please contact us with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly. [email protected] 0208 099 9596

Our trips to Central Europe do not include airfare to/from the destination, and we do not advise on, ticket or sell flights. It is your responsibility to make it to the starting point of your tour on time.

If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available. You can leave a comment under the “Notes” section when making an online booking or simply contact us. Please note that gluten-free & vegan options are quite limited in the country.

The Euro (EUR) is the commonly used currency in many Central European countries, including Germany, Austria, and Slovakia. However, Hungary and the Czech Republic have their own currencies: the Hungarian Forint (HUF) and the Czech Koruna (CZK), respectively. It’s advisable to bring Euros for travel in the Eurozone countries and to exchange some money for local currency when visiting Hungary and the Czech Republic. Credit cards are widely accepted, but having some cash on hand is useful, especially in smaller establishments and rural areas where card acceptance may be limited. Additionally, check for current exchange rates and fees before exchanging currency to ensure you get the best value for your money.

Good news, there isn’t any luggage restriction on our tours as long as you’re able to carry your own luggage – usually just for a very short distance.

While tipping is appreciated, it is not obligatory. Tipping customs in Central Europe, including countries like Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, generally involve leaving a gratuity for good service. In restaurants, it is customary to round up the bill or leave a tip of about 5-10% of the total. In more casual settings, rounding up or leaving small change is common.

You can join a tour late or miss the Welcome Meeting on Day 1 if you inform us prior to the departure date. Please note that it will be your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to catch up with the group.

Please contact us at [email protected] or +44 208 099 9596.

For all emergencies, you can contact +44 208 099 7536.

English is commonly spoken in urban areas and tourist destinations, but proficiency levels may vary in more rural or remote locations.

Central Europe typically uses the Europlug (Type C and Type F) power sockets. Travelers may need a power adapter to charge their devices.

Central Europe is generally safe for tourists, but it’s advisable to stay aware of your surroundings, take usual precautions, and be cautious of pickpocketing in crowded areas.

Central Europe boasts a delectable array of must-try local dishes. Indulge in the iconic Wiener Schnitzel in Austria and Germany, a breaded and fried veal or pork cutlet. Hungary offers the rich and flavorful Goulash, a hearty meat stew seasoned with paprika. Czech Republic’s Svíčková delights with marinated sirloin served alongside creamy sauce and bread dumplings.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with Austria’s Palatschinke, thin pancakes filled with various sweet or savory treats. Don’t miss Kaiserschmarrn, a fluffy shredded pancake from Austria.

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TRAVEL GUIDE
Best time to visit Central Europe

Best time to visit Central Europe

Find our seasonal breakdown in detail for the best time to visit Central Europe. Generally, the best time to visit Central European countries like Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, and Hungary is during the late spring (May to June) and early autumn (September to October). During these months, the weather is generally mild, with pleasant temperatures and blooming landscapes. Tourists can enjoy outdoor activities, cultural events, and explore historic sites without extreme temperatures or overcrowding. Summer (July and August) can also be a good time, but it tends to be busier, and some regions may experience warmer weather. Winter (December to February) is ideal for those interested in festive holiday markets and winter sports, but temperatures can be quite cold. Why You Should Visit Central Europe: Visiting Central Europe offers a captivating journey through a tapestry of rich history, diverse cultures, and stunning landscapes. From the fairy-tale charm of medieval cities in Germany to the imperial grandeur of Vienna in Austria, the enchanting streets of Prague in the Czech Republic, and the vibrant energy of Budapest in Hungary.
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Best places to visit in Central Europe

Best Places to Visit in Central Europe

Visit our best place to visit in Central Europepage to read about all the fascinating places visited on our tours. Central Europe boasts a plethora of must-visit destinations, each offering its own unique charm. Prague in the Czech Republic enchants with its fairy-tale-like Old Town and iconic Prague Castle. Vienna, Austria, captivates visitors with its imperial palaces, classical music heritage, and elegant coffeehouse culture. Budapest, Hungary, charms with its stunning architecture, historic thermal baths, and the picturesque Danube River. Germany's Berlin combines a rich history with vibrant contemporary culture, seen in its museums, street art, and iconic landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate. These cities, among others, collectively form a mosaic of cultural, historical, and scenic wonders that make Central Europe a captivating and diverse travel destination.
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Travel advice

Central Europe Travel Advice

Read through our Central Europe travel advice in detail and make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trip to Central Europe. Many Central European countries are part of the Schengen Area, allowing for borderless travel within member countries. If you need a visa, obtain a Schengen Visa, which covers multiple countries. Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date. Check the visa requirements for each specific country you plan to visit, as they may vary based on your nationality and the duration of your stay. The Euro is widely used in some countries, while others, like Hungary and Czech Republic, have their own currencies. You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins.
Read More
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Culture

Central Europe Culture

Visit our Central Europe culture page to read about the fascinating culture of Central Europe: eating & drinking, crafts, shopping, religion, etiquette, festivals and more. Central Europe boasts a culturally diverse tapestry shaped by centuries of historical, artistic, and intellectual influences. This region, comprising countries like Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, reflects a unique blend of traditions stemming from its rich history. From the grandeur of imperial Vienna to the medieval charm of Prague, Central Europe's architecture stands as a testament to its multifaceted past. The cultural scene is vibrant, with renowned classical music heritage, literature, and world-class museums. Central Europeans take pride in their festivals, often rooted in age-old traditions, and their appreciation for the arts, making the region a fascinating mosaic of cultural expressions, both traditional and contemporary.
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Central Europe Culture
TRAVEL GUIDE
Food

Central European Food

Visit our Central European Food page to read more about the delicious local cuisine, find must-try dishes and beverages on your journey. Read articles about the diverse cuisine in Central Europe from fellow foodies and seasoned travellers. Central European cuisine is a flavorful journey through a diverse range of culinary traditions, blending influences from Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Hearty and comforting, the cuisine reflects the region's agricultural abundance and historical influences. Germany is renowned for its sausages, pretzels, and savory dishes like sauerkraut and schnitzel. In Austria, the culinary scene is marked by the elegance of Viennese coffeehouses and iconic pastries like Sachertorte, while hearty stews and dumplings showcase the country's Alpine influences. The Czech Republic offers a mix of rich and comforting dishes like svíčková (marinated sirloin) and trdelník, a sweet pastry delight. Hungary, known for its bold flavors, introduces the world to goulash, a hearty meat stew spiced with paprika, and lángos, a popular fried dough snack.
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HIGHLIGHTS
Munich
Held since 1810, the largest beer festival of the world, Oktoberfest is the craziest annual activity of Munich!
HIGHLIGHTS
Salzburg
The beautiful Austrian city overlooking the Alps has a UNESCO World Heritage historic city center that is worth a visit.
HIGHLIGHTS
Vienna
Austria’s capital and most populous city offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture.
HIGHLIGHTS
Prague
As one of the most popular mini-break destinations in Europe, Prague is weighed down with an abundance of souvenir shops and markets.
HIGHLIGHTS
Berlin
Summer roof terraces and beach bars, winter Christmas markets and sightseeing and museums at any time of the year.
HIGHLIGHTS
Budapest
Welcome to Budapest, a city split down the middle by the Danube River into two towns, each complete with its own distinct personality.
HIGHLIGHTS
Bratislava
Its unique history, attractive sights, rich cultural life, excellent local gastronomy, quality wine make Bratislava an ideal city.
HIGHLIGHTS
Bucharest.
The capital of Romania has everything to keep the traveler satisfied with a cosmopolitan downtown and historic sites.
HIGHLIGHTS
Sibiu.
Sibiu is a city in Transylvania, central Romania. It’s known for Germanic architecture in its old town, the legacy of 12th-century.
HIGHLIGHTS
Plovdiv
Hilly Plovdiv old town is famed for its photogenic winding cobbled streets and beautifully preserved Ottoman-era townhouses.
HIGHLIGHTS
Sofia
Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria.ıt has rich history from Roman and Ottoman Empires. Also famous with it's night life.
ACCOMMODATION
Budapest
NH BUDAPEST CITY
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Budapest
INTERCITY HOTEL
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Wien
ARCOTEL DONAUZENTRUM
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Wien
Eventhotel Pyramide
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Wien
ARCOTEL KAISERWASSER
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Munich
HOLIDAY INN WEST PARK
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Munich
HOLIDAY INN LEUCHTENBERGRING
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Prague
HOTEL COMFORT
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Berlin
HOTEL MERCURE MOA
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Berlin
HILTON HOTEL BERLIN
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Bucharest
HOTEL MERCURE UNIRII
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Brasov
HOTEL AMBIENT
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Cluj Napoca
HOTEL RIVER PARK
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Sibiu
GOLDEN TULIP ANA TOWER
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Plovdiv
BEST WESTERN PREMIER PLOVDIV HILLS
4 Star
F.A.Q.
Do I need a visa for Central Europe Tours?
Citizens of the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries usually do not need visas to travel within the Schengen Area, which includes many Central European countries. Citizens of the United Kingdom (England), the United States, Australia, and New Zealand do not require a visa for short stays (up to 90 days within a 180-day period) for tourism or business purposes in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. This information is provided only as guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate as this information can change at any time and with little notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the required travel documents are ready when travelling.
F.A.Q.
Do I need to purchase travel insurance before travelling to Central Europe?
Yes, all passengers travelling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in any of our tours. Your guide will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip. It is your responsibility to make sure you have an adequate and suitable travel insurance in place. You may read more about this here.
F.A.Q.
When is the best time to visit Central Europe?
The best time to visit Central Europe, including countries like Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, is during the late spring (May to June) and early autumn (September to October). During these months, the weather is generally mild, with pleasant temperatures and blooming landscapes. Tourists can enjoy outdoor activities, cultural events, and explore historic sites without extreme temperatures or overcrowding. Summer (July and August) can also be a good time for Central Europe tours, but it tends to be busier. Winter (December to February) is ideal for those interested in festive holiday markets and winter sports, but temperatures can be quite cold.
F.A.Q.
What is the internet access like in Central Europe?
Internet access in Central Europe is generally excellent, with widespread availability of high-speed and reliable connections. Urban areas in countries such as Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary have well-developed and efficient networks, providing fast Wi-Fi in hotels, cafes, and public spaces. Many cities also offer extensive 4G and 5G coverage, ensuring seamless connectivity for mobile devices. Rural areas may have slightly slower internet speeds, but overall, visitors to Central Europe can expect reliable and accessible internet services throughout their travels.
F.A.Q.
Can I use my mobile while in Central Europe?
Yes, you can use your mobile phone in Central Europe tours with ease. Most countries in the region, including Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, have well-established mobile networks and excellent coverage. Many international mobile operators offer roaming services, allowing you to use your phone for calls, texts, and data without significant issues. However, it's advisable to check with your mobile service provider about roaming charges and options before traveling to ensure cost-effective usage. Additionally, purchasing a local SIM card is a convenient and often more economical option for those planning an extended stay in Central Europe.
F.A.Q.
How much does it cost for…?
The Euro (EUR) is the currency commonly used in Central Europe, including countries like Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Here are some approximate prices to give you an idea of regular expenses: Falafel sandwich: 5-7 EUR Restaurant meal: 10-20 EUR Pastries: 3-7 EUR Cup of Coffee: 2-5 EUR Cup of tea: 2-5 EUR Keep in mind that these are general estimates and actual prices may vary depending on the specific location and establishment. It's always a good idea to check local prices and currency exchange rates for the most accurate information during your trip to Central Europe.
F.A.Q.
Can I drink tap water in Central Europe?
In general, tap water in Central Europe, including countries like Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, is safe to drink. These countries have stringent water quality standards, and the tap water is treated and monitored regularly. In urban areas and most rural regions, tap water is of high quality and meets or exceeds international standards for potable water. However, it's advisable to check with local sources or authorities, as water quality can vary in some remote or less developed areas. Many tourists and locals regularly consume tap water without any issues, contributing to the region's reputation for high sanitation standards.
F.A.Q.
Are credit cards widely accepted in Central Europe?
Credit cards are widely accepted in Central Europe, including countries like Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. In urban areas and popular tourist destinations, most establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, and shops, readily accept major credit cards like Visa and MasterCard. However, it's advisable to carry some cash for smaller establishments, local markets, or in more rural areas where card acceptance might be less common. It's recommended to inform your bank of your travel plans to avoid any issues with card transactions abroad.
F.A.Q.
What is ATM access like in Central Europe?
ATM access in Central Europe, including countries like Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, is generally convenient and widespread. ATMs are readily available in urban areas, airports, train stations, and popular tourist destinations. They accept major international credit and debit cards, making it easy for travelers to withdraw local currency. It's advisable to inform your bank about your travel plans to ensure seamless ATM transactions, and also be aware that some rural or less frequented areas may have fewer ATMs, so it's wise to carry some cash when venturing into such regions.
F.A.Q.
Do you have solo travellers on your Central Europe tours?
Solo travellers often join our tours to meet and travel with like-minded adventurers, forming longstanding friendships. We also strive to provide a relaxed and sociable tour experience to allow the group to weld throughout the journey. Solo travellers will be roomed with another solo traveller of the same gender, or can upgrade to a solo room by paying the single supplement.
F.A.Q.
I’m a solo passenger, do I need to pay single supplement?
There are always solo travelers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveler of the same gender, you do not need to pay the supplement. Single supplement is for travelers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour.
F.A.Q.
Can I be roomed with my friends?
Please contact us with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly. [email protected] 0208 099 9596
F.A.Q.
Do you arrange flights?
Our trips to Central Europe do not include airfare to/from the destination, and we do not advise on, ticket or sell flights. It is your responsibility to make it to the starting point of your tour on time.
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Will my dietary requirements be catered for?
If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available. You can leave a comment under the "Notes" section when making an online booking or simply contact us. Please note that gluten-free & vegan options are quite limited in the country.
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What currency should I bring?
The Euro (EUR) is the commonly used currency in many Central European countries, including Germany, Austria, and Slovakia. However, Hungary and the Czech Republic have their own currencies: the Hungarian Forint (HUF) and the Czech Koruna (CZK), respectively. It's advisable to bring Euros for travel in the Eurozone countries and to exchange some money for local currency when visiting Hungary and the Czech Republic. Credit cards are widely accepted, but having some cash on hand is useful, especially in smaller establishments and rural areas where card acceptance may be limited. Additionally, check for current exchange rates and fees before exchanging currency to ensure you get the best value for your money.
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Is there any luggage restriction?
Good news, there isn’t any luggage restriction on our tours as long as you’re able to carry your own luggage - usually just for a very short distance.
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Do I need to tip in Central Europe?
While tipping is appreciated, it is not obligatory. Tipping customs in Central Europe, including countries like Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, generally involve leaving a gratuity for good service. In restaurants, it is customary to round up the bill or leave a tip of about 5-10% of the total. In more casual settings, rounding up or leaving small change is common.
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What if I join the tour late?
You can join a tour late or miss the Welcome Meeting on Day 1 if you inform us prior to the departure date. Please note that it will be your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to catch up with the group. Please contact us at [email protected] or +44 208 099 9596. For all emergencies, you can contact +44 208 099 7536.
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Is English widely spoken in Central Europe?
English is commonly spoken in urban areas and tourist destinations, but proficiency levels may vary in more rural or remote locations.
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Do I need a power adapter for my electronic devices?
Central Europe typically uses the Europlug (Type C and Type F) power sockets. Travelers may need a power adapter to charge their devices.
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Are there any safety concerns for tourists in Central Europe?
Central Europe is generally safe for tourists, but it's advisable to stay aware of your surroundings, take usual precautions, and be cautious of pickpocketing in crowded areas.
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What are some must-try local dishes in Central Europe?
Central Europe boasts a delectable array of must-try local dishes. Indulge in the iconic Wiener Schnitzel in Austria and Germany, a breaded and fried veal or pork cutlet. Hungary offers the rich and flavorful Goulash, a hearty meat stew seasoned with paprika. Czech Republic's Svíčková delights with marinated sirloin served alongside creamy sauce and bread dumplings. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Austria's Palatschinke, thin pancakes filled with various sweet or savory treats. Don't miss Kaiserschmarrn, a fluffy shredded pancake from Austria.
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