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.
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Must do experiences and highlights throughout Central Europe
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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187 tours of Central Europe sourced from 40 Operator brochures
What our clients are saying about their journeys through Central Europe
“Delightful green landscapes”
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 treats throughout the journey. Our overnight stay on SS Rotterdam was a waste of time... our cabin was dated and cold. The corridor carpets were worn which caused me to trip. We were told dinner was not included, so if anyone did not want to have dinner on board, then we may choose to catch a taxi into the city. Since most guests had no idea of the layout of Rotterdam or even where to find a restaurant, we became a "captive audience" settling for dinner on board. In our case our meal was disappointing costing $107.81 for 1 serve of steak & veg and 1 serve of 6 tiger prawns plus two beers. I found a black human hair in my prawns, after bringing it to the attention of staff was told it was a prawn hair!!! The Sprio boat trip around Rotterdam harbour was too long, with little views other than that of the docks and rusty hulks. Some guests were surprised to find the optional excursions was an extra to the tour cost. Something to keep in mind when booking.
“Perfect weather - I got a tan in Switzerland”
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 ”
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.”
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 empathy for what they’ve gone through. Our coach and driver Gianfranco were exceptional, and our guide Timea was professional, enlightening, insightful, helpful and fun! We had twenty travel companions in our group from both Australia and the USA who all looked out for each other so rather a good mix in my opinion. This was my second holiday with this company and both tours have been excellent so I would most certainly consider booking with them again in the future. Our accommodation was of a high standard generally and as a solo traveller I paid a single supplement and had my own standard double room up until the last two cities where I was put into very pokey, cramped single rooms. The last bathroom was so small I had sit on the toilet bowl sideways (try it sometime) and had to dry myself and my hair outside the bathroom itself. Aside from that minor issue, all in all a fantastic trip which I loved and I would recommend to everyone.