Day 1 - Vienna
The tour starts in the Imperial City, Vienna. Harry Lime walked the streets of this city in Carol Reed’s famous post-war thriller The Third Man, a story of intrigue and Cold War paranoia. Today, Vienna is known for its quality of life, its musical legacy and its beautiful historic centre filled with palaces and gardens.
Your hotel is a short walk from the train station and is located between the two parts of the Belvedere park. A walk through the Baroque gardens is highly recommended!
It is possible to add train tickets to Vienna to your booking. Additional fees will apply.
Day 2 – Budapest
Total travel time: 2:30 hours
A morning train will take you to Budapest. The Danube river has followed you here and splits the city into Buda and Pest. Enjoy a bike ride through the boulevards, up to Buda castle, or onto one of the islands (“sziget”) in the Danube. If you prefer to relax, be sure to check out one of Budapest’s famous medicinal bath houses.
Your hotel is located right next to the train station and on the main road, which leads straight to the Danube.
Day 3 – Krakow
Total travel time: 9:45 hours
The train to Krakow leaves from the beautiful Budapest Nyugati station, which was built by the Eiffel Company in 1877. Arrival in Krakow in the evening. You will be staying near the train station and a stone’s throw away from the Old Town and surrounding Planty Park.
We recommend an extra night in Krakow in order to fully enjoy the city, or if you want to take the optional excursion to Auschwitz.
A night train option from Budapest to Krakow is available. Please contact us for an adjusted quote.
Day 4 - Berlin
Total travel time: 8 hours
No Iron Curtain tour would be complete without a visit to Berlin. Travel via Warsaw and arrive in the evening in Berlin. You will be staying at a short walk from the Reichstag, the Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate and the Wall. Berlin is a vibrant city with lots to offer. We recommend an extra night in Berlin in order to fully explore the city.
Overnight stay near the main train station.
A night train option from Krakow to Berlin is available. Please contact us for an adjusted quote.
Day 5 - Prague
Total travel time: 4:30 hours
A morning train will take you to Prague, arriving in the early afternoon. The city’s historic centre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with many of its cultural highlights having survived the violence of the 20th Century. Prague is a compact city compared to others in this tour, with most of its attractions easily reached on foot. Stroll across the Charles Bridge, to Prague Castle or the Old Town Square, and discover what made this one of the jewels in the Habsburg Monarchy.
Overnight stay in the old city centre.
Day 6 - Return to Vienna
Total travel time: 4 hours
Take a late morning train to Vienna, arriving in the afternoon.
It is possible to add train tickets to another destination than Vienna to your booking. Or an overnight stay in Vienna upon return. Additional fees will apply.