Democracy Road

Democracy Road
From £ 1189
Duration 10 Days
From £1189
Duration 10 Days

Eastern Europe was for decades shut off to the West, hidden behind the ‘Iron Curtain’ – a term Churchill coined to describe the political divisions and distrust between the two sides of this continent. Luckily for us, Europe is now more united than ever and we get to see some of the magnificent cities on both sides of the former divide on this insightful European tour. Romantic Budapest, classy Vienna, Gothic Prague, historic Berlin and buzzing Amsterdam all await us on a fantastic journey as we make our way to London.

Tour Itinerary

Budapest, Hungary

Your house in Budapest awaits. Meet your Trip Leader and prepare for two days to get down and Danube (that be the river) with twin cities, Buda and Pest. Check out Hero's Square, Parliament House, the National Palace, Fisherman's Bastion and swanky Andrássy Avenue. After gorging on goulash, cabbage rolls and dumplings, roll into bed.

Meals:
-Dinner

Budapest

Free day = put down your Rubik's Cube and take on a city with enough baroque, neoclassical and art nouveau architecture to keep you puzzled for hours. Want to relax? There are 80+ thermal springs in Budapest so start soaking. Indulge and treat yo' self with a spa treatment then visit the Buda Castle or House of Terror Museum.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Dinner cruise on the Danube river

Budapest to Vienna, Austria

Pick your Baroque from Rococo as we slide into The City of Dreams (kudos, Freud)! The Vienna Orchestra provides the soundtrack (optional) while we check out Europe's classiest capital. Wave hello to the President as we go past the Hofburg Palace. And because one palace isn't enough, we also take a peek at the Schonbrunn. Top off your day with a schnitzel and apple strudel if you can find one.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Vienna

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Viennese Chamber Orchestra
-Orchestra with dinner

Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic

First, a visit to Mauthausen concentration camp for a lesson in the resilience of humanity. Then, fuel up on trdelník (pastry deliciousness) before a walking tour amongst spires and cobblestone streets of 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.

Included today:
-Visit Mauthausen former concentration camp
-Walking tour of Prague

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Prague

Another day in Prague for the win. Channel your inner bohemian and seek out the John Lennon memorial wall, then soak up some more Czech history at the National 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 a miniatures museum, eat roast pork from one of the street vendors lining Old Town Square and drink beer. Good beer.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Beer tasting

Prague to Berlin, Germany

Roll over to 800 year-old Dresden - a city virtually destroyed in WWII and then rebuilt - and ogle the Frauenkirche before making your beard all the more ironic in Berlin. Prep yourself for currywurst, absinthe and more hipsters per capita than anywhere else. We'll drive you around to see (what's left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building before making your food baby sing with a hearty German meal.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Dresden
-Driving tour of Berlin

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Berlin

Shake off last night with a wander around the German capital. Optional: Third Reich walking tour and local insight into what the city was like under Nazi rule during World War II. Hackescher Markt is a hit for lunch. Afternoon suggestion? Have a picnic at the historic Tempelhof airport turned public park #picniconthetarmac. Tonight: hit the hotspots on an optional nightlife tour.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Third Reich walking tour
-Berlin Alternative tour and Nightlife tour

Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cheese lovers, rejoice. Next: Amsterdam = mayo-dipped fries and red lights. Get your bearings on a walking tour of the vibrant capital and see the Dam Square, Royal Palace and National Monument. Then: explore all that this notoriously liberal city has to offer.

Included today:
-Dutch cheese and clogs demonstration
-Amsterdam Walking tour

Meals:
-Breakfast

Amsterdam

Join the 881,000 bicycles and get local on a city bike tour (optional) of Amsterdam's iconic canals, bridges and parks. Culture fiends, delve deeper with a visit to the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum. Still thirsty for more? Check out the Heineken Experience for an interactive visit and tasting at the brewery.

Included today:
-Dinner cruise on the Danube river

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional Activities:
-Amsterdam bike tour

Amsterdam to London, England

Start planning the next adventure, today we end in London town. Facebook friends?

Meals:
-Breakfast

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October 2018

Start: 01/10/2018

Finish: 10/10/2018

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Start: 08/10/2018

Finish: 17/10/2018

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Finish: 24/10/2018

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Finish: 07/11/2018

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