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Destination: Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom
Travel Style: Local Expedition
Accommodation: Hostels
Activity Level:  • • 3 • • (Medium)
Group Size: Min 1, Max 16
Age Range: 18 to 65+

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Itinerary Overview

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Day 1: Berlin, Germany
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Arrival Airport: Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)

Welcome to Europe! Upon arriving in Berlin, you will use public transportation to reach your hostel and drop off your luggage. After checking in, you may opt to visit some of Berlin’s most popular historical landmarks, like the John Lennon Wall (specifically the East Side Gallery), the Brandenburg Gate, Museumsinsel (Museum Island), the Holocaust Memorial, Schloss Charlottenburg, and the Reichstag. Given Berlin’s artsy reputation, you can also set forth on a self-guided street art tour, making sure to keep an eye out for colorful murals and gritty installations.

Accommodation: Pfefferbett Hostel or similar

Day 2: Berlin, Germany
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Grab breakfast near the hostel, and spend your time exploring all the landmarks you didn’t have a chance to see during your first day in the city.

In the evening, you'll have plenty of things to keep you busy! Berlin is known for its great nightlife, offering tons of activities and venues for your evening revelry.

Accommodation: Pfefferbett Hostel or similar

Day 3: Berlin, Germany, and Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Grab breakfast near the hostel. You’ll spend your day seeing more of Berlin — making incredible memories and finding your favorite corners of the city — before hopping aboard your overnight train to the Netherlands.

In the evening, you'll use public transportation to reach Berlin Hauptbahnhof, the German capital’s largest train station, then board your overnight train to Amsterdam.

Accommodation: overnight train

Day 4: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Arriving around 7 a.m., you’ll have ample time to acclimate to Dutch culture. Amsterdam is known for its scenic canals, lovely artwork, and rich history, so you may opt to bike around the city and visit the Van Gogh Museum or Anne Frank House.

Once again, you'll have lots of options when it comes to your evening activities. Like Berlin, Amsterdam is famous for its nightlife.

Accommodation: Ecomama Hostel or similar

Day 5: Amsterdam, Netherlands, and London, England (U.K.)
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Enjoy breakfast near the hostel, and spend the morning and most of the afternoon visiting locations that you didn’t see on your first day in Amsterdam. We recommend taking a ride on the river and trying some authentic Dutch cuisine (especially the country's delicious cheese!).

In the evening, you'll have a little time to explore before you make your way to Amsterdam Sloterdijk Piarcoplein, the bus station where you will embark on the journey to London, England.

Accommodation: overnight bus

Day 6: London, England (U.K.)
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Arrive in London, England, a city that you’ve doubtless seen depicted in countless films and read about in many books. Grab breakfast, and explore the city by foot or public transportation. Don’t miss London’s major landmarks, such as Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the British Museum, and Buckingham Palace.

After the sun sets, you'll enjoy your last night in Europe, keeping in mind that London's nightlife is lively and that the city’s West End is famous for its outstanding theatrical productions.

Accommodation: Rest Up London Hostel or similar

Day 7: London, England (U.K.) / USA
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You'll have one last breakfast at your hostel, then head to the airport for your flight home. Although it’s never easy to say goodbye, you can rest easy, knowing that you’ve made lifelong memories and friends in some of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Until next time!

Departure Airport: Heathrow Airport (LHR) or Gatwick Airport (LGW)


Trip Inclusions

  • Travel Style: Local

  • Service Level: Simple (comfortable and clean accommodations; public and private transport)

  • Route: Berlin, Amsterdam, London

  • Accommodation: Hostels; overnight buses and trains

  • Transport: Trains; buses

  • Meals Included: One meal per day


Expedition Route

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This Acanela Local Expedition © is the perfect fusion between comfort and adventure. Embark on this small group exploration and have hands-on encounters with local peoples and cultures, while experiencing all the historical and culinary highlights along the way.

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From $1,400 / person | Comprehensive package including accommodation for all nights; in-country transport by private bus, train, or flight; lecture and instruction materials from our expert guides; all activities; and one meal per day. *International airfare and visa fees are not included. 

+ Single Room Supplement: $200 / person

Please note: Solo travelers are required to choose a single room when they make their booking.

Single Room Supplements and Extension add-ons become available after you select Book Now and hit continue. *Extensions are not eligible for discounts or promotions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

+ What vaccinations should I get before my trip?

It's important that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date travel health information before departing for Europe. The only one qualified to provide you with this advice is your family physician or a specialist from a Travel Health clinic. We can provide some general guidance on what websites to check, but these websites are no substitute for a personal consultation with a qualified medical professional.

+ Can you help arrange my Europe travel visas?

If you are an American traveler joining this trip in 2019 or 2020, you will not need a visa to visit Germany, the Netherlands, or the United Kingdom.

Beginning in 2021, many travelers (including Americans) will need to apply for the ETIAS visa waiver, a new form of travel authorization, to enter the countries in the Schengen Area (which includes Germany and the Netherlands). Please see here for more information on ETIAS.

In any case, please use VisaHQ to verify the visa requirements for your travel plans.

+ Do your tours include international airfare?

Travelers arrive from all over the world to begin our tours, and it is not possible to include international airfare in our prices. We would be happy to help you arrange flights. Just ask for an air quote when making your booking.

+ How should I pack for this trip?

Please see our blog article and video to learn more about packing for Europe.

+ I'm a solo traveler — will I be charged a single supplement?

We are happy to accommodate single travelers! Please note that we will add a single supplement charge to your trip cost. We look forward to putting together your dream trip!


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