Tipping – The protocol for tipping varies from country to country throughout Central Europe, so always refer to your local guide if you are unsure. Generally, a tip is always appreciated when a service fee is not already included in your bill. Power Plugs – The sockets throughout the majority of Central Europe are configured for a two-pronged plug (with the addition of a third grounding pin in some cases). An adapter is required for Australian and New Zealand appliances. Currency – The currency throughout Eastern Europe is primarily the Euro, however, some countries such as Switzerland have retained their local currency (Swiss Franc). Refer to your bank for their recommended options (and fees) before leaving on your holiday.
What should I bring?
Comfortable Shoes – Comfortable shoes are a must-pack for your trip to Europe, and it is always a good idea to spray your chosen footwear with a waterproof layer to protect them from the elements on your tour. Stretchy Pants and Layered Tops – No kidding! Throughout Central Europe the food is very rich and classically heavy, so make sure you pack some stretchy pants! Pack some layers so you can be warm in the elements but can peel off the layers in the indoor heating or sunshine. Daypack – A daypack is the perfect place to store your extra warm layers or gadgets on your tour. Make sure it zips up completely for security and ideally is waterproof to protect your possessions from any rain.
Don't miss these authentic experiences on tour!
German Beer Hall – For a true local experience, not much beats sitting in a traditional beer hall in Germany full of the smells of warm schnitzel with a stein in hand. Munich is a great place to give this a try if you get the chance on your tour. Pork Knuckle – Challenge yourself to devour a whole pork knuckle, served with potatoes and plenty of sauce. Allow the rest of the evening to fall into a food-induced coma. Swiss Chocolate – The chocolates of Switzerland have a reputation around the world for being one of the best. You be the judge and give these a try on your holiday. Spatzle “pasta” – A traditionally German dish, Spatzle is a doughy pasta which is served alongside meaty sauces (or vegetarian if you prefer) and perfect to warm you up or line your stomach in a German Beer Hall.