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Small Group Central Europe Tours

Exotic and cultured, sophisticated and edgy — Central Europe is a destination that refuses to be neatly summed up. Join one of our small Central Europe tours and get a closer look at this captivating destination.

In elegant cities, such as Vienna and Prague, you can wander cobbled streets in the shadow of Gothic cathedrals, visit world-class museums, take in the opera, and sip coffee in opulent 19th-century cafés. While across the region, outdoor beer gardens let you meet the locals and enjoy hearty grub in a casual setting.

Just remember to pack for an adventure: Central Europe lays claim to some seriously impressive scenery — from lush alpine meadows and sky-piercing mountains, to tiny islands...   Read More
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Escape the beaten path
Visit the must-see highlights then discover little-known attractions most tourists never hear about.
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Get more value with all-inclusive trips featuring top-rated restaurants and hotels.
Expert local guides
Discover the country's true culture with the help of experienced local guides

 

Our Central Europe Tour Leaders

Join our Central Europe tours and explore the unique culture and history of the area. Groups with a maximum of 18 participants are led by our expert Adventure Abroad tour leaders.

Some of our tour leaders who have led these tours.

Martin Charlton
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.
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Jonathan Hodgson
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a…
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Victor Romagnoli
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a…
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Chris Tripodi
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself…
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Where To Go In Central Europe
Join one of our small Central Europe tours and we’ll whisk you away to some of its must-visit destinations. Encounter the magnificent architectural treasures of the Czech Republic, soak up the sun on the beaches of Croatia, learn about the rich-yet-heartbreaking history of Poland and bring your hiking boots for a journey into the high Alps and deep forests of Austria.

 

Poland
Be charmed by Poland’s rich history and modern flair. Roam the cobblestone streets of Krakow, explore the Wieliczka Salt Mines, visit vibrant Warsaw, and learn about Poland’s brutal past in Gdansk.
Austria
Austria is where high culture meets jaw-dropping natural beauty. Hike among lush meadows and alpine peaks, visit the home of Mozart and enjoy apple strudel in one of Vienna's resplendent cafes.
Croatia
Croatia lets you live out your idyllic Mediterranean daydreams. With its tucked-away coves and beaches, shimmering turquoise waters and bewitching clifftop capital city, you’ll never want to leave.
Czech Republic
The Czech Republic will leave you longing for a return visit. Lying at the heart of Europe, this small nation boasts some of the world's finest architecture, concert halls and Renaissance castles.
Slovakia
Expand your horizons with an adventure into the heart of Slovakia. Journey into a country with over a hundred castles, centuries-old spa towns and some of Europe’s most impressive national parks.
Hungary
The crossroads at the centre of the continent. Hungary seduces visitors with its Baroque architecture, thermal spas and idyllic rural provinces. Renowned wine and restaurants provide added appeal.
Frequently Asked Questions
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When is the best time to visit Central Europe?

The best time to visit Central Europe is generally between April-June and Sept-Nov. During these months, there are fewer tourists and the weather is generally pleasantly mild. The hottest months are usually July and August, when tourist numbers soar.

During the depths of winter (Nov-Feb), Central Europe can get extremely cold and the days are much shorter. However, many of the major tourist attractions remain open, just be prepared for them to have shorter opening hours.

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What countries are in Central Europe?

Situated at the heart of Europe, Central Europe consists of nine countries. The most populated of the region’s countries is Germany (82 million people), followed by Poland (39 million people). The remaining nations located in Central Europe are Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

 

Name:
Martin Charlton

EDUCATION:
Bachelor's Degree in Geography; further studies in Archaeology & Anthropology. Life's real education happens outside the classroom.

LANGUAGE:
English and some French & Spanish.

TOURS LED:
Having led tours for Adventures Abroad for almost 25 years, there are few corners of the globe where Martin’s left a stone unturned: everywhere from North Korea to Nauru, Saudi Arabia to Sudan, Guinea-Bissau to French Guiana. With over 200 tours through over 125 countries under his belt, it might be faster to list the regions where he hasn’t led a tour.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
"My love of travel and infectious enthusiasm for different cultures has taken me to over 155 countries. The further off the beaten path, the better. For a favourite place: perhaps South Georgia Island, the Canadian Arctic, or Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. World's best city = Istanbul!"

ABOUT:
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.

Name:
Jonathan Hodgson

EDUCATION:
BA in Psychology at McGill University; MBA at the University of British Columbia; self-educated passion for history and culture.

LANGUAGE:
English; conversational French; improving Spanish and Russian. And a decent Scottish accent.

TOURS LED:
I have led tours in over 100 countries over the last 14 years of working for Adventures Abroad on all of the continents except for Antarctica.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Where to begin? Each place has something that makes it a special destination. A few that spring to mind: Kaieteur Falls in Guyana; the snow-covered mountains of Ladakh, India; sipping tea in a chaikhana of the old town of Bukhara, Uzbekistan; and watching the changing colours of Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset.

ABOUT:
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a nomadic lifestyle shortly after finishing his undergraduate degree, he has been on the move on and off over the last 25+ years. The wanderlust has taken him to basing himself in places such as Scotland, Australia and Uzbekistan, and to visiting many more locations around our planet. Now (sort of) settled in Vancouver with his wonderful (and patient) family, he still loves the idea of having the world as his office and always enjoys trying to capture the essence of the locations he travels and tours in with his photography.

Name:
Victor Romagnoli

EDUCATION:
HBA English BA History

LANGUAGE:
Being able to speak several languages has made travelling an enriching experience; the conversations one can so easily slip into with locals - who come from all walks of life - adds greatly to my feel for a place.

TOURS LED:
Over a span of almost 30 years, I have lead tours virtually all over the globe.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Some of my favourite tours just come into being suddenly as a result of a request; someone will ask me to put together an itinerary that will include the highlights of several countries and the next thing you know we have, for example, a tour to Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia, or Lesotho, Namibia & Botswana. Sometimes I will be asked to arrange a detailed itinerary to just one region within a country - like a close up look at Sicily or Crete or the Basque Country or Newfoundland. Without the keen curiosity that so many of you travellers have, none of these "spontaneous" tours would come into being. But they do.

ABOUT:
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a breath of excitement to each day on tour. With almost 30 years of tour leading under my belt, I thank all of you for being a part of this exciting journey.

Name:
Chris Tripodi

EDUCATION:
University for Mathematics. College for Music. But the greatest education I've received has come from Earth while travelling. "Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled."

LANGUAGE:
I can ask 'Where is the toilet?' in 57 languages.

COUNTRIES VISITED:
80%. I need a new passport every 20 months.

TOURS LED:
West Africa to South Africa, El Salvador to Argentina, Samoa to Seychelles, Portugal to Romania, Jordan to Japan.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Departures hall.

ABOUT:
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself as the tour with several smaller journeys along the way. I enjoy that time at the end of one trip, before the start of a new one, where the sadness of leaving one place mixes with the excitement of approaching another.

Exotic and cultured, sophisticated and edgy — Central Europe is a destination that refuses to be neatly summed up. Join one of our small Central Europe tours and get a closer look at this captivating destination.

In elegant cities, such as Vienna and Prague, you can wander cobbled streets in the shadow of Gothic cathedrals, visit world-class museums, take in the opera, and sip coffee in opulent 19th-century cafés. While across the region, outdoor beer gardens let you meet the locals and enjoy hearty grub in a casual setting.

Just remember to pack for an adventure: Central Europe lays claim to some seriously impressive scenery — from lush alpine meadows and sky-piercing mountains, to tiny islands and unspoiled beaches.