22 days - 10 countries - 11 cities

Cultural Capitals Cruise
Discover the heart of Europe and the Mediterranean on an unforgettable journey through its most iconic cities. Over 18 days, you'll delve into the vibrant history, art, and cuisine of 11 stunning destinations. Starting in the bustling streets of Barcelona, you'll weave through the tranquil beauty of Gimmelwald, immerse yourself in the canal-laden landscapes of Amsterdam, and walk the historic roads of Berlin and Prague. Vienna's imperial grandeur awaits, followed by Athens' ancient majesty. Experience the idyllic charm of Santorini and Venice before concluding your voyage in the eternal city of Rome and, finally, the romantic embrace of Paris. Each city promises a unique blend of experiences, ensuring your days are filled with awe-inspiring moments and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Barcelona, Spain

Days 1 - 2

Barcelona, the vibrant capital of Catalonia, is a mesmerizing city that showcases a unique blend of history, art, and modernity. With its spellbinding architecture, including the iconic works of Antoni Gaudi, and a rich cultural heritage, Barcelona offers a mesmerizing experience to travelers. Whether it's strolling through the Gothic Quarter, admiring the Picasso Museum, or sipping on a cocktail on a seaside terrace, Barcelona has something to offer for everyone. The city's world-renowned dining and drinking scene adds an extra layer of excitement, making it an irresistible destination for travelers seeking a mix of culture, relaxation, and indulgence.

City of Barcelona
Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

Gaudi Masterpieces

Gaudi Masterpieces

Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas

Walk through Park Güell

Walk through Park Güell

Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral

Visit the Beach

Visit the Beach

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Steps away from the bustling heart of Barcelona, this lively hostel offers a unique base for your adventures. Located just a short walk from shopping along La Rambla and the nearest metro station, getting around the city is a breeze. Socialize with fellow travelers in the guest kitchen, dining room, or on the furnished rooftop terrace. With coin-operated laundry facilities on-site and a popular bar with events, you'll have everything you need for a comfortable and memorable stay.

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Gimmelwald, Switzerland

Day 3

Tucked in the Swiss Alps, Gimmelwald is an untouched gem. Its rustic chalets and flower-filled balconies offer a tranquil escape from the modern hustle. A haven for nature enthusiasts, the village resonates with traditional alpine charm, where cowbells echo and breathtaking mountain views captivate. It's a true embodiment of authentic Swiss mountain life.

City of Gimmelwald
Jungfrau-Aletsch

Jungfrau-Aletsch

Staubbachfall

Staubbachfall

Trümmelbachfälle

Trümmelbachfälle

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Perched in the breathtaking heights of Gimmelwald, Switzerland, this charming seasonal hostel is your gateway to the majestic Swiss Alps. Stay in cozy, wood-paneled dorms with spectacular mountain views, just a short jaunt from the Schilthorn summit and a stone's throw from scenic cable car rides and exhilarating hikes. Unwind at the rustic bar and savor the awe-inspiring panorama of the valley below, adding to the seamless blend of adventure and relaxation.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Days 4 - 5

Navigate the vibrant labyrinth of Amsterdam, where historic canals cradle streets brimming with dynamic culture and electric energy. Explore neighborhoods dotted with art studios, trendy cafés, and historic sites like Anne Frank House. Hire a bicycle and join the city's preferred mode of travel, discovering hidden gems that dot this lively urban expanse. At night, the city transforms into a mosaic of light, reflection, and life, inviting travelers to experience the warm embrace of Amsterdam's unique charm.

City of Amsterdam
Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum

Red Light District

Red Light District

Heineken Experience

Heineken Experience

Experience Dam Square

Experience Dam Square

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

Relax in the Vondelpark

Relax in the Vondelpark

Walk Through Jordaan

Walk Through Jordaan

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Set in a converted laboratory dating from the 1920s, this creative accommodation seamlessly blends historical charm with modern standards. A short, free ferry ride from Amsterdam Centraal, it offers guests an eclectic environment with art-adorned walls, a lush atrium, and an on-site bar showcasing live performances. Delight in the scenic views of the city and river from diverse room choices and indulge in a rich Amsterdam experience supported by a multilingual staff.

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Berlin, Germany

Days 6 - 7

Berlin is a city of contrasts, offering a dynamic blend of history and modernity. Discover iconic landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall, while also immersing yourself in the city's thriving contemporary arts and music scene. With a diverse foodie landscape and legendary nightlife, Berlin promises a non-stop adventure for all who visit.

City of Berlin
Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

Berlin Wall Memorial

Berlin Wall Memorial

Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial

Museum Island

Museum Island

Reichstag

Reichstag

Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz

Berliner Fernsehturm

Berliner Fernsehturm

Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie

Topography of Terror

Topography of Terror

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Discover the pulse of Berlin in this contemporary hostel, positioned adjacent to the Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz U-Bahn station in the vibrant Mitte district. Just a brisk walk from Alexanderplatz square, it’s an effortless expedition to the city’s iconic landmarks. With metro and tram stops at your threshold, navigating the city becomes a breeze. Enjoy the ease of bike rentals for intimate city explorations, or unwind in the welcoming lounge after a day's adventure. The available live music, quiz nights, and walking tours ensure your Berlin experience is rich and fulfilling. A 24-hour reception guarantees a hassle-free stay, making your Berlin adventure unforgettable.

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Prague, Czech Republic

Days 8 - 9

Experience the magic of Prague, a city embroidered with Gothic, Baroque, and Romanesque architecture. Stroll across the iconic Charles Bridge and explore the historic Prague Castle. The city’s cobbled lanes lead to quaint cafes, traditional pubs, and an abundance of shops, offering Bohemian crystal and artisanal creations. With a rich history and a vibrant contemporary culture, Prague stands as an intriguing destination for exploration and discovery.

City of Prague
Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

Prague Castle

Prague Castle

Old Town Square

Old Town Square

Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square

Prague Astronomical Clock

Prague Astronomical Clock

Try the Local Beer

Try the Local Beer

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Unleash your adventurous spirit in the heart of Prague, a stone's throw from the iconic Charles Bridge and Old Town Square. This lively hostel is perfect for fun-loving solo explorers, nestled right in the vibrant Prague 1 district. Enjoy breezy bunk beds, free Wi-Fi, and a warm, international community ready to share stories and tips around the clock. Embark on organized activities and savor the close proximity to major attractions and transport hubs, all while relishing the carefree, youthful vibe of fellow travelers.

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Vienna, Austria

Days 10 - 11

Witness Vienna's grandeur, a city that wears its imperial history with elegance and aplomb. Roam through the majestic Schönbrunn Palace gardens, and let the opulent architecture transport you to a world of historical splendor. Delight in the sounds of Mozart and Strauss that dance through the air as you explore charming cobblestone streets. Vienna’s vibrant coffeehouse culture invites you to unwind and relish sumptuous pastries, providing a sweet pause amidst your Austrian adventure. Experience the rich tapestry of art, music, and history that adorns this regal city.

City of Vienna
Schönbrunn & Hofburg Palaces

Schönbrunn & Hofburg Palaces

Vienna State Opera

Vienna State Opera

St. Stephen's Cathedral

St. Stephen's Cathedral

Hundertwasser House

Hundertwasser House

Tiergarten Schönbrunn

Tiergarten Schönbrunn

Albertina Museum

Albertina Museum

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Find yourself amidst Vienna's vibrant rhythm, right next to the bustling Naschmarkt. Stay in a historic, early 20th-century building with cool, contemporary rooms and private baths. An on-site bar and café offer perfect spots for making new friends and sharing travel tales. Step outside, and you're moments away from Karlsplatz and the iconic State Opera. With an underground station nearby, iconic sights like Schönbrunn Castle are easily accessible. Enjoy included perks like Wi-Fi, city maps, a guest kitchen, and a 24/7 welcoming reception.

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Athens, Greece

Days 12 - 13

Step into Athens, where ancient history and modern rhythm blend seamlessly. Traverse the pathways of the Acropolis, absorbing the majesty of Parthenon. As the golden sun sets, savor traditional Greek cuisine in the Plaka neighborhood, under the violet hues of the Athenian sky. Contemporary art, thriving coffee culture, and vibrant street life complement the city's ancient splendor, making Athens a dynamic destination for today's intrepid traveler.

City of Athens
Visit the Acropolis

Visit the Acropolis

Ancient Agora

Ancient Agora

Monastiraki

Monastiraki

Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum

Spend an Evening in Plaka

Spend an Evening in Plaka

Athens Central Market

Athens Central Market

Theater of Dionysus

Theater of Dionysus

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Experience the grandeur of 19th-century architecture at this polished hostel, just a 4-minute stroll from the nearest metro station. Soak in breathtaking views of the iconic Acropolis from the hostel's rooftop terrace, and take advantage of bike rentals or guided city tours to fully immerse yourself in Athens. Relax in the laid-back TV lounge, or enjoy the vibrant atmosphere at the on-site restaurant/bar.

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Santorini, Greece

Days 14 - 15

Santorini captivates with its stunning sunsets, white-washed buildings, and crystalline waters. Traverse the narrow streets of Oia, adorned with vibrant bougainvillea and breathtaking views of the azure Aegean Sea. Unwind on the unique black sand beaches and savor exquisite Greek cuisine in cliff-side taverns. For those seeking both relaxation and adventure, Santorini promises a sublime blend of exquisite beauty, warm hospitality, and abundant exploration opportunities.

City of Santorini
Spend a Day in Oia

Spend a Day in Oia

Blue-Domed Churches

Blue-Domed Churches

Sunset in Fira

Sunset in Fira

Hike from Fira to Oia

Hike from Fira to Oia

Red Beach

Red Beach

Oia Castle

Oia Castle

Black Beach

Black Beach

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Delve into Santorini's heartbeat with a stay in a historic 18th-century winery turned hostel. Discover the rustic charm of Karterados village, just a stone’s throw from the bustling Fira Town. Recharge in the tranquility of traditional cave rooms or bask on sea-view terraces. Abundant in modern amenities and vibrant gardens, navigate the island's wonders, and retreat to the peaceful hum of local life, ensuring a memorable and genuine adventure as smooth as the Aegean breeze.

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Venice, Italy

Days 16 - 17

Venice is a city like no other, where intricate waterways replace streets, gondolas glide past historic buildings, and breathtaking art and architecture are at every turn. From the magnificent St Mark's Square, to the colorful Murano glass, to the elegant canals, Venice is an irresistible mix of beauty, culture and romance that will leave you enchanted. Come explore the winding alleyways and narrow bridges, each revealing its own unique charm, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local life of this timeless city.

City of Venice
Doge's Palace

Doge's Palace

Gondola Ride

Gondola Ride

Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco

Basilica di San Marco

Basilica di San Marco

Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge

Grand Canal

Grand Canal

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Discover Venice from a stylish, repurposed convent along the tranquil Rio del Gesulti canal. Bask in the convenience of ensuite bathrooms and air conditioning in modern rooms, with a friendly, multilingual staff available 24/7. Mingle with other travelers in the picturesque 'Corte degli Aranci' (Courtyard of Oranges) or observe the canal life from a sunny terrace. Centrally located, explore the enchanting Cannaregio district and iconic landmarks like Piazza San Marco effortlessly.

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Rome, Italy

Days 18 - 20

Step into Rome, a living museum where every cobblestone has a story to tell. Here, ancient ruins like the mighty Colosseum stand beside bustling piazzas filled with the hum of modern life. Savor a perfect espresso in a quaint café, explore vibrant neighborhoods, and find serenity in the city’s stunning gardens. Let Rome's undeniable energy and warm hospitality enthrall you, making each moment a cherished memory in this illustrious Italian capital.

City of Rome
Colosseum

Colosseum

Roman Forum

Roman Forum

Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums

Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain

St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica

Pantheon

Pantheon

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps

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Located in the heart of Rome, our hostel is the perfect starting point for your adventures in the city. With the Roma Termini Station, bus stops, and metro & train station just a stone's throw away, getting around the city is a breeze. Unwind after a long day of exploring with a drink at our lively bar and join in on the daily events, including cooking classes, for a truly authentic cultural experience.

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Paris, France

Days 21 - 22

Enter the enchanting world of Paris, where history and modern elegance intertwine. Stroll amid iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Notre-Dame Cathedral, or lose yourself in the Louvre's artistic masterpieces. Savor exquisite cuisine in quaint cafes, and wander along the Seine River as it gently flows through the city's heart. Embrace the chic, artistic vibe emanating from the vibrant neighborhoods and stylish boutiques. Paris, the epitome of romance, beauty, and culture, invites you to unveil its timeless charm and endless allure.

City of Paris
Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

World-Famous Museums

World-Famous Museums

Picnic on the Champ de Mars

Picnic on the Champ de Mars

Sacre Couer and Montmartre

Sacre Couer and Montmartre

Free Louvre Entry

Free Louvre Entry

Luxembourg Gardens

Luxembourg Gardens

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Step into the heart of Parisian life at our hand-picked hostel, just steps from Gare du Nord station. With a popular skylit bar hosting weekly events, you'll be immersed in the city's vibrant culture. Whether you're exploring the historic sights or simply soaking up the atmosphere, our hostel is the perfect base for your adventures. With a prime location, you can easily experience all that the city has to offer, from the iconic Moulin Rouge to the cutting-edge Centre Pompidou.

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