• Play & Pause: Intro to Central & Eastern Europe

Play & Pause: Intro to Central & Eastern Europe

Trip Overview

(Previously called: Democracy Road - Summer) TRIP VIBE = the perfect mix of group activities and all-important YOU time. Five incredible Euro capitals, each with their own thing goin’ on. Budapest’s drama. Vienna’s grandeur. Prague’s mystery and Berlin’s alternative vibes. Then there’s something-for-absolutely-everyone-Amsterdam. In just ten crazy-awesome days, you’ll get under the skin of this unique corner of Europe – with a bunch of legends just as stoked to be here as you are. PLUS you’ll get time and space to experience it all exactly how you want to. Ready?

Tales From Topdeckers

Trip itinerary

  1. Budapest, Hungary


    Leave the everyday behind and uncover extraordinary. We’ll rendezvous in the twin cities of Buda and Pest and say szia (read: hi) to the small bunch of travel buds sharing the adventure. Then: we’ll kick things off with an included dinner cruise down the Danube – Buda Castle and House of Parliament look extra spesh lit up like Christmas. Trust us. SD cards full, it’s time to check out those ruin bars everyone’s raving about. Our fave? Szimpla Kert. Grab a cup of pálinka (fruit brandy) and go explore the neon-lit maze.

    • Included Today
      • Danube dinner cruise
    • Meals
      • Dinner
  2. Budapest

  3. Budapest to Vienna, Austria

  4. Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic, via Mauthausen

  5. Prague

  6. Prague to Berlin, Germany, via Dresden

  7. Berlin

  8. Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands

  9. Amsterdam

  10. Amsterdam to London, England


What's included

Included experiences

  • - Danube dinner cruise
  • - Vienna highlights drive
  • - Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen
  • - Walking tour of Prague with Trip Leader
  • - Orientation walk of Dresden with Trip Leader
  • - Berlin highlights drive


- 9 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double)


- Air-conditioned coach

Optional activities

- FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change – prices are here to give you a rough idea.

- Visit Schönbrunn Palace: from €18

- Tickets to the Sound of Vienna Orchestra: from €60

- Tickets to the Sound of Vienna Orchestra (dinner included): from €100

- Local beer tasting in Prague: from 800 CZK

- Third Reich walking tour: from €12

- Berlin food tour: from €35

- Bike tour of Amsterdam: from €14

Views & Reviews

Latest Reviews

Average rating based on 16 reviews
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  • Anonymous February 2018


  • Anonymous February 2018

    Cool cities, great company to see them with

  • Anonymous January 2018

    Overall, I enjoyed my experience with Topdeck. As a solo traveler, it was great to have people to experience my journey with and it was a trip that I will never forget. You are able to fit in a lot of cities for the amount of time you travel- yes, it feels like the time in each city is far too short and you spend most of your time on the bus, but that’s what a bus tour is. Note, that each travel day pretty much takes up the whole day, especially when traveling in Fall and winter when the sun sets early.

    I must note, that in my experience, one must be outgoing to go on the trip. When I signed up for Democracy Road, I did not know that I would be jumping onto the last leg of a longer trip. By the time I joined, many friend groups were already established and as my trip was beginning, everyone was talking about how they couldn’t believe the trip was almost over. The group leader did not take any initiative to introduce new travelers, which would have been nice to know there were fellow solo travelers on the trip. Additionally, I believe the group leader could have done a better job providing tips and optional activities for days off.

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