European Experience

Epic adventure tours for 18 to 35 year olds

European Experience

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European Experience

European Experience

Discover endless wonders, contemporary cities and impressive architecture. Celebrating Eastern and Central Europe's majestic cathedrals and medieval towns, you'll be taken on a cultural and historical exploration. Enjoy a perfect mixture of art and history on our epic 14 day tour. Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of each destination as you travel through some of the most scenic landscapes in Europe.

Highlights

Venice Canals

Best explored by gondola, experience Venice from the water.

Diocletian's Palace

Walk along this preserved ancient fortress from the Roman Empire.

Baroque Streetscapes

Explore Vienna’s street art scene among famous imperial palaces.

Berlin Wall

Walk along the 5th most instagrammed place in the World.

Itinerary

Rome
Day 1

Rome

We begin in the Ancient City of Rome, Italy. Lucky for us we have whole day to experience everything Rome has to offer! Tour the Colosseum and Roman Forum, or 'Conquer the Capital', including the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.

Rome to Venice
Day 2

Rome to Venice

We travel from Rome to Venice; a unique city, perched across 118 islands. See the world-famous St Marks Square, Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge and be sure to enjoy a legendary gondola ride, a must do in Venice!

Venice to Lake Bled
Day 3

Venice to Lake Bled

Get your cameras ready, from Venice we'll head to Lake Bled for a picture-perfect experience. The blue-green lake has an island, clifftop medieval castle, and picturesque mountains allowing the perfect insta photo opportunity.

Lake Bled to Ljubljana
Day 3 cont.

Lake Bled to Ljubljana

From the unforgettable lake, it's only a short drive to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Despite its small size, it features a wealth of cultures, activities and sights. Wander the breathtaking Ljubljana Castle overlooking the city dating back to the 16th Century!

Ljubljana to Budapest
Day 4

Ljubljana to Budapest

Departing Ljubljana we journey across the border into Hungary. The drive along the way is full of rolling hills, vineyards and the largest lake of the region, Lake Balaton. Once we reach the eclectic city of Budapest, we will spend the evening dancing away at one of the legendary ruin bars.

Budapest
Day 5

Budapest

Blessed with an abundance of hot springs, and known to cure a macskajaj (hangover), start the day 'taking the waters' in Budapest at the famous Szechenyi baths. From there roam the city streets to spot historic remains, new flamboyant architecture, taste Hungarian goulash or take a leisurely walk along the Danube.

Budapest to Bosnian Mountain Lodge
Day 6

Budapest to Bosnian Mountain Lodge

Leaving Budapest we make our way to a medieval Bosnian settlement nestled in remote mountains. Get a glimpse of village life as it would have been in centuries gone by, as we enjoy a relaxed night with a sumptuous Bosnian feast and quaint log cabins in stunning forest surroundings.

Bosnian Mountain Lodge to Mostar
Day 7

Bosnian Mountain Lodge to Mostar

We continue our journey through Bosnia Herzegovina as we pass through a beautiful slice of the past, Mostar. This enchanting and historical town has stunning religious buildings with Roman and Ottoman influences but the main landmark is the majestic stone arc of Stari Most Bridge.

Mostar to Split
Day 7 cont.

Mostar to Split

Our journey continues into Split, Croatia's second-largest city. Explore the Riva, Split's bustling seafront promenade, or wander the cobbled streets of the stunning Old Town and discover the famous Diocletian Palace. Now's your chance to enjoy some delicious Dalmatian food!

Split to Krka Waterfalls
Day 8

Split to Krka Waterfalls

From Split we make our way inland to Croatia's largest National Park. It's no wonder why Plitvice Lakes is Croatia's most popular attraction with beautiful waterfalls, lush vegetation and countless blue-green tiered lakes.

Krka Waterfalls to Zagreb
Day 8 cont.

Krka Waterfalls to Zagreb

We continue further inland to the vibrant Zagreb. Stroll through Upper Town's cobblestone streets and church spires or Lower Town's mash-up of neo-baroque and art deco buildings. Or head to the grittier pockets to see concrete walls transformed into colourful murals. Either way, this city was made for walking.

Zagreb to Graz
Day 9

Zagreb to Graz

Leaving Zagreb behind, we head for Austria. Take in the glorious countryside as we make our way to Graz, known as an instant heart-stealer. A sea of red rooftops, abundant parkland and a beautiful bluff paint the scene for the perfect lunch stop.

Graz to Vienna
Day 9 cont.

Graz to Vienna

Continuing north to the capital city, Vienna, you will be captivated by its imperial palaces and baroque streetscapes. With it's buzzing modern culinary scene, along with a musical past that includes luminaries like Mozart and Beethoven, be prepared to be swept away with Vienna's charm.

Vienna to Bratislava
Day 10

Vienna to Bratislava

A short drive away we stop into Bratislava, a mosaic of illustrious history. Surrounded by vineyards and mountains, making the Bratislava castle more unique and spectacular. Don't miss the lively pedestrian-only, 18th century old town before we continue our journey.

Bratislava to Prague
Day 10 cont.

Bratislava to Prague

This afternoon we arrive in “the City of a Hundred Spires", Prague, famous for its medieval buildings, gothic churches and beautiful riverside views. Explore the 'Old Town' or discover how Prague has claimed the title of 'beer capital of the world' with a pilsner.

Prague
Day 11

Prague

Today we're lucky to experience the magic of Prague. Explore the majestic Prague Castle, Primatial Palace, the famous Charles Bridge and the Jewish Quarter. There is also a ‘Secret Garden’ which leads to a man-made grotto - see if you can find it!

Prague to Dresden
Day 12

Prague to Dresden

As we say goodbye to Prague we stop by the city of Dresden. Known for its idyllic location on the banks of the river, it's the perfect stop for lunch. Sample some mouth-watering street food bratwurst and currywurst. Enjoy walking around the beautifully paved streets admiring Baroque wonders.

Dresden to Berlin
Day 12 cont.

Dresden to Berlin

Onwards to Germany's capital, Berlin, with it's combo of glamour and grit it is bound to mesmerise. On arrival, we'll take a driving tour of this amazing cultural city to discover the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, Prussian Palace and other landmarks.

Berlin
Day 13

Berlin

Spend the day exploring the very best of Berlin including Berlin Wall's graffiti remains. Visit one of the numerous galleries and museums or head to Museum island. With its lively culture, cutting-edge architecture, fabulous food, substantial history and intense parties, be ready for a good time!

Berlin to Amsterdam
Day 14

Berlin to Amsterdam

Leaving Berlin we make our way to Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands. Known for its artistic heritage and elaborate canal systems. Hop on a bike to explore the city as a local, riding past famous landmarks in this eclectic bohemian city.

What’s included on every Wild Kiwi tour

Expert local guide/driverNew 18 seat vehicleFlash-pack accomodationBreakfast everyday

What's also included on this tour

  • 4 Group Dinners
  • Driving Tour Of Budapest & Berlin
  • Walking tours of Ljubljana & Prague
  • Orientation tours of Venice & Bratislava
  • Entry to Krka Waterfalls
  • Entry to Szechenyi Thermal Baths
  • Explore Belgrade's Fortress
  • Budapest Ruin Bar Pub Crawl
  • Visit Schonbrunn Gardens
  • Visit to a genuine Pilsner beer hall
  • Visit the remains of the Berlin Wall
  • Visit the Lennon Wall
  • Walkthrough Charles Bridge
  • Visit the famous Riekermole Windmill

Amazing trip! The itinerary is put together well to see all the highlights of the East Coast in two weeks, while still having enough time to indulge in each city’s unique atmosphere.

Frank Plessers
Belgium

The bus trips were excellent and traveling with a smaller group was far more fun then the larger tour groups. Got to see many things a long the way with plenty of stops. Would definitely recommend this trip. Made family and friends back home very jealous.

Luke Malynn
New Zealand

I could go on and on but I believe with other reviews, this company's reputation speaks for itself. Mahalo for a wonderful time. Aloha!

Florence James
United States

Why Wild Kiwi

Our Vehicles

Our Vehicles

Our vehicles get wolf whistles wherever they go – and for good reason, with massive windows to give you an incredible view (they’re tinted too, to protect you from baking in the sun), USB ports and enough leg room to stretch out. There’s also unlimited WIFI available – Talk about the high life!

Our Guides

Our Guides

We find epic humans with a love for NZ, a fondness for creating good times, and the gift of the gab when we put them behind the wheel, tasked with giving you the EXPERIENCE of a lifetime. Our experienced guides pride themselves on finding places a little off the beaten track to ensure your trip is a memorable one.

Small Groups

Small Groups

Despite what people say, we think small is best – when it comes to travelling, that is. It means you don’t get lost or left out in the chaos of a large group and you really get to know your fellow Wild Kiwis. Be prepared to make some awesome friendships with people from around the globe – we tend to get tight on our tours!

How it works

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Getting there

You can fly direct to Rome with many International carriers, as well as domestically within Italy.