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Central Europe

Central Europe Holidays

Steeped in centuries old history, the cities of Central Europe are home to some of the grandest architecture and richest culture on the entire continent. Combined with mountain rusticity, the beautiful verdant lands that sit between provides an explorers dream. Whether on foot, bike or rail, the lakes and mountains of Central Europe offer up an awe-inspiring backdrop to any holiday. Speak to a Trailfinders travel consultant to find the best way to see Central Europe.

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Central Europe's Iconic Cities by Rail
7 days / 6 nights
from €680
  • Prague
  • Vienna
  • Budapest

  • Austria's Grand Imperial Cities by Rail
    7 days / 6 nights
    from €555
  • Vienna
  • Salzburg
  • Innsbruck

  • Lakes & Mountains of Austria
    8 days / 7 nights
    from €1,237
  • Salzburg
  • Kaprun
  • Salzkammergut
  • Krimml waterfall
  • Hellbrunn Palace

  • Country Roads of Belgium, Luxembourg & The Netherlands
    11 days / 10 nights
    from €2,925
  • Brussels
  • Brugge
  • Luxembourg
  • Rotterdam
  • Amsterdam

  • Highlights of Poland
    10 days / 9 nights
    from €1,885
  • Guided tour of Auschwitz
  • Visit Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum in Krakow
  • Beer tasting at Lech Brewery
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Torun
  • Visit the Palace of Culture in Warsaw
  • Walking tour of Ghetto Square in Krakow
  • Sightseeing tour of Warsaw
  • Visit Cathedral Island ¦ Guided tour of Westerplatte
  • Dinner with traditional ‘Goral’ folklore entertainment

  • Cruise the Heart of Europe
    14 nights
    from €3399
  • Experience an incredible variety of medieval towns and imperial cities
  • Admire the stunning scenery of the Rhine Gorge, Main and Danube
  • Soak up the history on guided tours of baroque Wurzburg, Vienna and Budapest
  • Visit Miltenberg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval villages.


    Central Europe map
    Austria truly has something for everyone, with fine arts and music reverberating through Vienna’s cobbled streets and dramatic railways cutting through sheer mountain ranges and glacial expanses. Explore artistic masterpieces and lavishly gilded concert halls or discover majestic lakes set by extravagant mountain backdrops in this mesmerising destination.
    Czech Republic
    Now one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations, the Czech Republic boasts Gothic architecture, picturesque scenery and awe-inspiring castles. The jewel in its crown is Prague, the enthralling capital dates back to the 14th Century and is renowned for its stunning architecture and production of some of the world’s finest beers. Bursting with history, beauty and an emerging culinary scene enjoy all the country has to offer.
    Full of undeniable charm, romance and beauty and boasting a rich history which has shaped the world as we see it today, Germany is unique in all senses. Enjoy breathtaking countryside and bewitching scenery or discover quirky architecture, exceptional art and a textured history in its great cities. Fully embracing each and every season, there’s always an ideal to visit.
    From Roman ruins and medieval townhouses, to baroque churches and Art Nouveau bathhouses, Hungary’s architecture is an enticing treasure trove awaiting to be opened. Its exciting capital Budapest is brimming intricate design, thermal springs and rich folk tradition. Discover a sophisticated dining culture and plentiful nightlife on a fun-filled trip to Hungary.
    Brimming with historical significance, Poland’s roots go back to the 10th Century with spectacular castles, ancient monuments and opulent buildings to be found everywhere. Its picturesque cities highlight a sensitive past with Holocaust memorials and former Jewish centres becoming beautifully resorted to highlight the country’s remarkable survival. Delight in heart-warming food and absorb the distinct Polish culture with a visit to this extraordinary country.
    Relatively undiscovered, Montenegro is a small but spectacular country. Towering mountain peaks, beautiful national parks and luxury resorts lining the sparkling Adriatic Sea make a visit to this hidden gem a wonderful escape.

    Tucked between France, Germany and Belgium, Luxembourg may be tiny but is a melting pot of different cultures.

    Most of the action happens in Luxembourg City, the country's pretty and diminutive capital city. It's surely one of Europe's most manageable capitals and much of the joy of visiting lay in simply wandering the historic, cobbled streets.

    Boasting a beautiful countryside dotted with picturesque villages, traditional windmills and colourful tulip fields, alongside compact cities with centuries of fascinating history, the Netherlands offers a range of charming destinations to explore.

    From wandering the canal lined streets of vibrant Amsterdam to immersing yourself in the seafaring history of Rotterdam, visit the Netherlands on a city break or perhaps explore further on a guided group tour.


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    Augustine, A Luxury Collection Hotel
    from €156
  • Restaurant & 2 bars
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Free wi-fi

  • Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel
    from €84
  • 2 restaurants & a bar
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Free wi-fi

  • New York Palace, The Dedica Anthology Autograph Collection
    from €96
  • 2 restaurants & a bar
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Free wi-fi

  • The Ritz-Carlton Berlin
    from €246
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Free wi-fi

  • Roomers Munich, Autograph Collection
    from €145
  • Restaurant & 2 bars
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Free wi-fi


    Prague's Christmas Markets - City Break
    4 days / 3 nights
    from €201
  • Charles Bridge
  • Christmas Markets
  • Prague Castle

  • Bites & Sights Budapest Food Tour
    from €80
  • Local eateries
  • Traditional delicacies
  • Visit to the Central Market

  • Storyline of Berlin
    Approx 4-5 hours
    from €56
  • Explore Berlin’s fascinating history
  • Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie
  • Hear stories of Berlin’s past

  • Top Tips From Our Experts

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Barry MacCourt

    While visiting Budapest be sure to make time to visit the wonderful Art Nouveau style Gellért Thermal Baths. Soak in the grandeur of a time gone by while the body rejuvenates.

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Georgia Wiseman

    Prague, Budapest, Vienna are just a few of the cities that have Christmas markets from November-January. All offer a unique and differing experience, but are each just as magical and make for a very festive city break.

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Ana Pricova

    Vienna: Take a little break from the rush of a city centre and take a short metro ride to Schonbrunn Palace. Its charm and beautiful gardens will definitely take you back to the 17th century.

    Speak to a Travel Expert

    We believe booking online is no substitute for one-on-one service. Between them our expert travel consultants have travelled to over 96% of the world's countries. As a result the service and advice they offer is second to none.

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    Sunday: 10am - 6pm

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    Central Europe Fast Facts

    Time Zone


    Flight Time to Central Europe


    Visa Required?

    €20 Off your visa service charge if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

    Recommended Immunisations


    20% Discount off immunisations at our London Travel Clinic if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

    Trailfinders Travel Insurance

    Enjoy comprehensive cover in Central Europe from just €24 for 7 days with our superb value Single Trip Travel Insurance.

    Visa information given is given for Irish citizens holding a valid Irish passport with at least 6 months validity remaining. Immunisation guidelines assume routine Irish childhood immunisation has been given and will not apply to all situations. Medical advice should be sought. Your Trailfinders consultant will advise you of the specific visa and immunisation requirements for your trip.


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