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Experience Central Europe

  • Visit 3 countries in Central Europe
  • Experience Prague, Vienna, & Budapest
  • Drink beer from microbreweries in Prague
  • Visit museums and palaces in Vienna
  • Taste the best Hungarian wines
Visit 3 extraordinary countries in the heart of the European region! On this trip, you will experience the best of what Central Europe has to offer. Stroll through the romantic streets of Prague, discovering why it is also known as the City of a Hundred Spires. In cosmopolitan Vienna, you will immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of past and present, while Budapest will reel you in with its relaxing atmosphere.

Have a question about the Over30Experiences Prague, Vienna, Budapest trip?

Do I need a visa to visit any of these countries?

US Passport holders may enter the Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary for up to 90 days for tourist, business, study, and most other purposes (except work) without a visa.

What type of food will we be eating?

Central European food is typically hearty and filling. 

Sample Breakfast Menu: Small breakfast buffet with a warm and cold selection of bread rolls, butter, coffee, muesli, and boiled eggs. Cold cuts--ham, sometimes smoked bacon called speck or schinkenspeck, cut sausages, boiled eggs.

Sample Dinner Menu: Wiener schnitzel with a side of baked potatoes, goulash soup, or chicken paprika‍. We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions. Some meals can be modified for special requests and food allergies.

What are the accommodations like?

You will be staying in small 3 or 4-star boutique hotels that are all located in the city centers. Accommodations are double occupancy. Solo travelers will be paired with someone of the same gender.

You can request a friend to be your roommate upon checkout. If you'd prefer not to have a roommate, private room options are available upon request, subject to hotel availability for an extra charge. Please contact bookings@over30experiences.com for more details.

What is the physical level of this trip?

Moderate. This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities. Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.

What is the physical level of the Prague, Vienna, and Budapest trip? 

Light. This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active for 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful, though not required to enjoy the trip.

Can I drink the water in Central Europe?

Drinking water from taps is considered safe, unless otherwise marked. For environmental reasons, we recommend you to use a refillable water bottle rather than buying bottled water.

Can I opt out of an included activity?

Of course! This trip is your trip, and you don’t have to participate in anything you don’t want to. We also can help you set up other optional activities if you'd rather do that. Just be aware that opting out of included activities will not change the price of your trip.

What type of transportation will we be using? 

You’ll be in private and comfortable vehicles for drives from Vienna to Budapest. On day 4, you will comfortably travel by train from Prague to Vienna. Expect to use public transportation such as buses, subways, and taxis in Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. This is the best way for you to experience those three cities like a local!

What is the best time to visit Central Europe? 

You can visit Central Europe at any season of the year!

The months of April to June and September to October are probably the best months to visit Central Europe as there are fewer crowds and temperatures are nice.

The months of July and August can be very hot with high temperatures and more crowds.

November and December are colder with snowfalls, but this is also when you can enjoy Christmas markets and feel the magical spirit of winter. 

Do I need a power adapter?

Bring a two-prong power adaptor to charge your electronics. Be sure to bring a converter if devices can’t handle 220V.

What type of luggage is best?

The lighter the better! If you only have a roller suitcase that will work, but if you can get your hands on a more mobile bag that would be better. We take all forms of transportation and some guesthouses and hotels don’t have an elevator.  

You'll also want a daypack for your personal gear, food, and drinks for the day. The size of the daypack depends on how much stuff you want to take with you every day.

Is there laundry service available? 

Laundry service will be available in some hotels for an additional fee.  Ask your Trip Leader for details. If laundry service is not available at your hotel, your Trip Leader will direct you to the nearest laundromat.

What is the currency in each country visited?

Czech Republic: The official currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech koruna (CZK), sometimes referred to as the Czech crown in English.

Austria: The official currency of Austria is the euro (EUR).

Hungary: The official currency of Hungary is the Hungarian forint (HUF). However, many stores and other places accept euros as well.

How much cash should I bring with me?

We suggest bringing $300 USD in local currency to be used at establishments that do not accept credit cards. This is not the total cash amount that you should expect to spend on your trip.

Please consider your own spending habits for additional expenses such as snacks, souvenirs, and optional activities.ATMs are available in the cities and towns we visit. Although you can withdraw cash from any ATM, it's a good idea to come with some local currency just in case.

Can we use our credit cards in the Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary?

‍Credit cards are widely accepted by stores, hotels, and restaurants in the Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary. However, smaller cafes and shops may not accept credit cards, so make sure you carry enough cash to cover small purchases. Please let your bank know you’re traveling overseas.

Will ATMs be accessible throughout the trip?

ATMs are available in the cities and towns we visit. Although you can withdraw cash from any ATM, it's a good idea to come with some local currency just in case.

Can I drink the water in the Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary?

The tap water in the Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary is safe unless otherwise marked. For environmental reasons, we recommend you use a refillable water bottle rather than buying bottled water.

Have a question that's not on this list?

Feel free to reach out to our all-star customer service team at bookings@over30experiences.com.


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