Take the long road through Bohemia on the journey from Germany to Italy. From historical landmarks and medieval squares, to magical hilltop castles and romantic canals, this is an architectural extravaganza that cannot be missed. Wander among imposing Iron Curtain relics in Berlin, experience bohemian hospitality in an underground Prague bar and stroll the banks of the sparkling River Danube. With the freedom to choose your own adventure in each city, you'll be captivated by the mysteries and intrigue in this portion of the world.
Days 1-2 Berlin
Begin this adventure in Berlin, one of the most happening cities in the world and home to a vibrant nightlife, an edgy arts scene and festivals galore. For a historic perspective, inspect Checkpoint Charlie or fragments of the Berlin Wall, then head to Poland aboard an overnight train.
Days 3-4 Krakow
Explore Wawel Castle - a superb testament to the country's royal past - or people-watch in Rynek Glowny, one of the world's largest medieval squares. For a sombre interlude, perhaps take a day trip to Auschwitz to learn about the tragedies of WWII.
Days 5-6 Prague
Walk through the Old Town, find Franz Kafka's final resting place in the Jewish Quarter or mingle with locals at an underground absinthe bar.
Day 7 Cesky Krumlov
Discover the rich history of this quaint bohemian town nestled in a bend of the Vltava River.
Days 8-9 Vienna
This city simply brims with culture. Art lovers will relish the abundance of quality museums, while for history buffs, the fascinating story of the Habsburg family will unfold with a visit to the glorious Hofburg and Schonbrunn palaces.
Days 10-11 Budapest
Since the Iron Curtain was lifted, Budapest has experienced a renaissance. Hire a bike and explore the grand boulevards, climb Gellert Hill for spectacular views of the Danube or enjoy a night at the opera.
Days 12-13 Bled
Flex those muscles in this lakeside town - go rafting, cycle to Vintgar Gorge or paddle out to Bled's island church to ring its bell and make a wish.
Days 14-15 Venice
Be romanced by the Bridge of Sighs and the Basilica di San Marco in this city of hidden treasures.