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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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At Back-Roads we have over 30 years’ experience in creating small group tours that focus on forming experiences that immerse our passengers in some of...more the most incredible destinations in the world. Our dedicated mini-coaches enable us to travel the back roads, avoiding motorways and taking you to the heart of our destinations. We pride ourselves on delivering truly unique travel experiences through expert local knowledge, carefully curated cultural experiences and hand-picked boutique accommodation. Our tours appeal to those looking for a more relaxing style of travel, and who enjoy culture, good food, meeting like-minded people and exploring destinations in depth. We welcome first-time travellers, but also find that many of our passengers have travelled with us before!
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Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers off the beaten track to discover the world's most amazing places for 30 years. Every trip is designed to truly...more experience local culture - to meet local people, try local food, take local transport and stay in local accommodation. Led by a local leader, our small group tours offer a sustainable way to travel off the beaten track, while giving back to the places and people that travellers visit.
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Budget:Affordable & Premium
APT is an Australian family-owned company whose essence began in Melbourne in the 1920s. More than 90 years on, APT offers life-enriching trips to every...more continent, and through the company’s vast industry experience, meticulous planning and unquestionable passion it's earned a place among the world’s most well-regarded travel companies. From boutique river cruising to small-group 4WD adventures; traditional coach touring with a decadent twist; epic rail journeys to small-ship expeditions; classic ocean cruising to safaris of discovery by both land and air – there’s little APT are unwilling to consider in pursuit of creating the finest holiday experience for its valued guests. Timeless luxury, exclusive experiences, life enriching moments and true personalisation. APT offers all-inclusive holidays so everything is taken care of. We invite you to join us; you won’t be disappointed.
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Budget:Premium & Luxury
Accommodation:4 - 5 Star

Discover 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.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their journeys through Central Europe

Country Roads of Switzerland-August 29th, 2023   , kuala lumpur, Malaysia, Aug 2023
We had a great time on this holiday trip. The pace was good and well organized. The scenic drive along the country roads is incredibly scenic with stunning views of the snowcapped Swiss Alps, romantic lakes, waterfalls, glaciers, vineyards, green pastures, old towns, and charming hillside villages. On the second day, we had truly a wonderful experience ...read more getting up to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn aboard an open top funicular cable car and the opportunity to take great photo shots of the wonderful mountain scenery. Among the stunningly snowcapped Swiss Alps, the iconic Matterhorn and the world famous Eiger Mountain offer spectacular views and lifetime experiences. Overall, this was a memorable holiday, complete with exciting train rides, cable cars, luxury cruise of Lake Geneva and spacious touring coach on our drive covering most of the major Swiss cities. We commenced our 14-day trip on 29/08 and had expected the weather to be cool and clear but sadly most of the days were hot and sunny.
Good trip but beware of misinformation   , NSW, Australia, Aug 2023
Our rail trip was great but could have been perfect if not for a few issues with lack of information and last minute changes to itinerary by Great Rail Journeys which cost us more money. Specifically, we asked what kind of rail pass we would get as this tour was planned almost a year in advance, however we were made to believe that we were getting a ...read more 15-day rail pass that would allow us free rail travel for 15 days which will cover our free days and a day after our tour, so we bought full fare tickets for those days that wouldn't be covered. Well, it turned out that we received a 30-day half fare card which would have entitled us 50% discount on rail trips we already bought for days that they said wouldn't be covered by the swiss pass. Also, for the free days during tour that we did not buy tickets, we could have bought discounted tickets much earlier as fares would have been cheaper 3-6 months before our trip, rather than day before we arrived in Switzerland.

Travel Marvel, Global Journeys and Great Rail Journeys failed to inform us that last minute changes were made to the itinerary which resulted in some of us cancelling private tours we booked on free days and rescheduling at a higher price than what we originally booked. Some of us totally missed out on the private tour. Luckily, these group of 10 friends made the most of the tour so it was still enjoyable despite the nuisance we have encountered. On a positive note, although the tour director could not resolve our issues, he was still great and helpful in his capacity.
Truly magical   , VIC, Australia, Aug 2023
I don't have the words to describe how wonderful this trip was every day brought a new highlight. Our tour guide (Matt) was every engaging and insightful. Only downside was it is VERY expensive more so than I expected but even that didn't spoil the experience nor beauty.
Amazing Alpine Travels     , QLD, Australia, Jul 2023
Booking with Global Journeys makes our travels worry free. Hannah is supportive and professional at all times. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Bunnik. The tempo suited us well - varied and interesting journey highlights balanced with adequate time to explore on our own. The location and comfort of the accommodation was excellent as were the breakfasts. ...read more We enjoyed the small group aspect.

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Experience the Oberammergau Passion Play with Collette

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Experience the Oberammergau Passion Play with Collette

Straight from the pages of a storybook, in the tiny Bavarian village of Oberammergau, people congregate from all across the world every 10 years to witness the powerful performance called the Passion Play. Collette’s experienced team have been sharing the magic of the Passion Play with...

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