The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.
PricesFrom: R 13,100.00
FlightsNo Flights Included
Valid From5th of June 2018 (Tuesday)
Valid To15th of June 2018 (Friday)
Need Visa'sSouth Africa: YesBritish: NoEuropean Union: NoAmerican: No
Quick Holiday Overview
Tour Europe’s most grand and historic capitals
See some of the best of Europe's grand old capitals as you make your way from stunning Budapest all the way to London! Cities waiting to be explored as we travel from one of Eastern Europe's great capitals to incredible cities and beyond. With a group of like-minded young travelling companions along for the ride, this is an affordable camping tour of Europe that takes in the best for less.
About the Holiday
Day 1: Budapest, Hungary
Enter Budapest. 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. Shake hands to meet your new camping mates.
Day 2: Budapest
Free day to take to the waters at the Gellert Baths - don't leave til you're pruny. There are 80+ thermal springs in Budapest but this is its most famous. Wave pool, anyone?! Indulge in a spa treatment then visit the Buda Castle or House of Terror Museum. Tonight, hang with the hipsters.
-Budapest dinner cruise
Day 3: Budapest to Krakow, Poland
Meet Poland's beating heart - and the largest medieval town square in Europe - on foot. Buff up on history at Wawel Castle, feed the ducks on the bank of the Wisla and after dinner, slay a few glasses of mead.
-Walking tour of Kraków
-Kraków pub crawl
Day 4: Krakow
Make yourself a 'seasoned' traveller by exploring the streets of Kraków and then dig into a plate of pierogi. These dumpling-esque morsels of deliciousness will have you applying for your Polish passport, stat.
Day 5: Krakow to Prague, Czech Republic
Begin the day with a sobering visit to the former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau then set the sat nav for the gothic city. Castle spires are Prague's way of welcoming weary travellers. Fuel up on trdelník (pastry deliciousness) before a walking tour amongst the spires and cobblestone streets.
-Visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau
-Walking tour of Prague
Day 6: Prague
Another free day for the win - woohoo! Take hold of this city and channel your inner bohemian. 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.
Day 7: Prague to Berlin, Germany
Kick over to Berlin via Dresden where history does the talking. 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 a hearty German meal.
-Walking tour of Dresden
-Driving tour of Berlin
Day 8: Berlin
Epic nightlife + major historical sights = Berlin. 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.
-Third Reich walking tour
-Berlin Alternative tour and nightlife tour
Day 9: Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam calling. Arrive in the notorious city; it's going to be a good day! Start dreaming of cheese, clogs and cheeky cafe stops as we roll through tulip and windmill dotted fields to Amsterdam. Learn how cheddar and the chunky wooden shoes are made then 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.
-Amsterdam walking tour
-Cheese and clogs demonstration
Day 10: Amsterdam
Another day in the ‘Dam to do as you please. Culture fiends, delve deeper with a visit to the Anne Frank House or the Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum. Still thirsty for more? Check out the Heineken Experience for an interactive visit and tasting at the brewery.
-Bike tour of Amsterdam
-Canal drinks cruise
Day 11: Amsterdam to London, England
After all the Amster-damage has been done and dusted, it's time to hit the road and make tracks to ol' Blighty. Soak up all the happy group vibes you can possibly handle - this is your last coach ride with the gang. #sadface.
Includes & Excludes
- 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
- 4 nights in European campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattresses & 6 nights in multi-share hostel upgrades
- English Channel crossing
- Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
- Guided tours of all major cities
- Trip Leader + Driver + Topdeck Chef
Bucket List Inclusions
- Walking tour of Amsterdam
- Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
- Walking tour of Prague
- Walking tour of Kraków
- Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration
- Berlin driving tour
Please note: Trip is limited to travellers aged 18-39 Year olds only
- International flights
- Visa costs
- Travel and medical insurance.
- Items of a personal nature.
Budapest is the capital of Hungary.
Modern Budapest was born in 1873, when Buda, buda and Pest were officially joined. Today, the city is composed of 23 districts (kerletek), each designated on maps, street signs and addresses by Roman numerals (I to XXIII). Buda and Pest still remain distinct, however, creating a fascinating west bank-east bank contrast. Hilly Buda in the west is laced with narrow cobbled streets and packed with a mixture of medieval and neoclassical buildingsalmost totally reconstructed after WWII. Flat Pest lies to the east, its wide boulevards and art nouveau structures testimony to the boom Budapest experienced in the years before WWI.
The Chain Bridge (Szchenyi lnchd) is the central point of Budapest. From here, hilly Buda is to the west and the plains of commercial Pest are to the east. A steep climb in the Sikl, the 19th-century funicular, leads to Budas Castle Hill, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where many attractions are clustered.Trinity Square is at the heart of the district and usually thronging with tourists.
New clubs and discos are constantly sprouting up all over Budapest especially around VII Liszt Ferenc tr and IX Rday utca. The bars offer something for everybody and there is plenty of space to experiment. Many bars are open until dawn, although most close at around 0400. Borozs are cheap wine cellars, where it is rare to see women, especially unaccompanied. Srzs are beer houses that will also serve good and moderately priced food. The minimum drinking age is 18 years.