Central European Tours

Discover the heart of Central Europe on tour, encompassing Germany, Switzerland, Holland (The Netherlands) and Austria. Discover Alpine panoramas, scenic lakes and picturesque towns where you can meet the locals and sample regional delicacies. From the fairy tale Rhine Valley to the artistic hub of Vienna, you’ll have a holiday to remember on a train journey, small group tour or coach tour through Central Europe.

Top Selling Central European Tours

15 Days Frankfurt to Frankfurt
Operated By: Cosmos
14 Days Zurich to Zurich
Operated By: Insight Vacations
9 or 8 Days Lucerne to Lake Maggiore
Operated By: Collette
10 Days Zurich to Zurich
Operated By: Luxury Gold
17 Days Zurich to Milan
Operated By: Albatross
15 Days Frankfurt to Munich
Operated By: Albatross
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Must do experiences and highlights throughout Central Europe

Historic Berlin
Historic Berlin
See vestiges of a turbulent time, from the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie to Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial. Sobering experiences in Germany’s vibrant capital.
The Hills Are Alive
The Hills Are Alive
Explore Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the Sound of Music. Stroll the Mirabell Gardens and explore the Old Town as you hum the classics.
Canal Cruise Amsterdam
Canal Cruise Amsterdam
Glide along the labyrinth of waterways that comprise the 400 year old Canal Ring, flanked by incredible architecture and history, and decorated with quaint bridges.
Cologne Cathedral
Cologne Cathedral
A masterpiece of Gothic architecture and over 600 years of construction, this monument in the heart of Cologne is full of artistic masterpieces, treasures to behold, intricate designs and detailed stained glass windows.
Lakeside Lucerne
Lakeside Lucerne
Take a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne, check out Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument, enjoy a fondue lunch, and perhaps enjoy the view from Mount Titlis after a cable car ride to its summit.

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From towering Alps to deep river valleys and cities oozing medieval charm, there is another treasure to discover around every corner in Austria.
Discover Germany's iconic cities and stunning countryside on tour. Visit during the festive season for the fairy tale Christmas Markets.
Marvel at the snow covered mountain ranges, medieval castles and charming cities of Switzerland on a coach tour or rail journey.
Cycle the canals of Amsterdam and visit the historic sites and impressive museums of Holland. Visit in springtime to see fields of tulips in bloom.
Historic castles, medieval towns, a treasure trove of discovery for World War 2 history buffs and a countryside filled with ten thousand lakes.

Central Europe Brochures

187 tours of Central Europe sourced from 40 Operator brochures

Recent Reviews

What our clients are saying about their journeys through Central Europe

“Delightful green landscapes”
Anita & Jim - WA, Australia Jun 2019
Thank you Hannah of Global Journeys for making our booking so easy. Our tour director IIja was a charming Dutch lady who was proud to show off her country. Regrettably she had little concern for the slower walkers on city walks, often heading off through traffic and intersections. The tour included museums and art galleries which was not too everyone's taste, although in fairness to Iija she did give us extra time to take photographs at the John Frost bridge in Arnhem and served up lots of Dutch ...read more

“Perfect weather - I got a tan in Switzerland”
CP - NSW, Australia May 2019
Perfect weather and blue skies made the most of our views of the Alps. We were concerned about the heights involved in the excursions but felt safe throughout the trip. Great company on the coach and made new friends to visit overseas. Best coffee ever and chocolates galore. Meals catered for everyone's taste and dietary needs. No problem with language.

“Country Roads of Switzerland ”
Jeanette & Peter - NSW, Australia May 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Great bunch of Aussies, Americans and Malaysians. Our Insight tour director was amazing with a great cultural and knowledge base. Scenery was stunning and we were blessed with great weather. Be prepared for high cost of everything in Switzerland. Wonderful tour and all our trip was wonderful, organised by Hannah from Global journeys.

“An excellent tour through parts of Eastern Europe.”
Dawn - NSW , Australia May 2019
What a fabulous overview of Eastern Europe travelling with Cosmos (booked through Global Journeys). So many highlights but in particular... the Wieliczka Salt Mines, cruising the Danube River in Budapest, the many old city squares which were beautiful, The Kursalon Waltz show in Austria, the Folkfore dinners and so much more. An incredible history of survival and rebuilding in these previous war torn countries of which I really knew so little about, but now have a better understanding and a greater ...read more