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Fall in love with Central Europe's effortless charm

From capital cities brimming with character and history, to beautiful country roads and small, idiosyncratic towns, Central Europe’s variety is unlike anywhere else in the world.

Find the perfect tour for you, each one packed with memorable experiences. You might find yourself breathing in the sights of an Amsterdam Canal Cruise. MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® with an inclusive Viennese Waltz Dance Lesson. Or step back in time into one of the many magical Old Towns found in this part of the world.


On an Insight Vacations tour, you’ll experience all that Central Europe has to offer. Here are a few of the highlights that our guests remember for years after they’ve returned home.

Medieval Streets Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber Germany 10


European Discovery

To walk the streets of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is to step back in time. As the best-preserved medieval town in Germany, this is the definition of an enchanting destination.

Cheese on a shop shelf in Monnickendam, Netherlands


Country Roads of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands

Visit a rustic cheese workshop to learn the secrets of the dairy industry and witness the ancient art of clog making.

Visit the Red Cross Museum, Geneva Switzerland


Magical Switzerland

Learn how the world-renowned Red Cross provides assistance to refugees, migrants and asylum seekers. Your visit to this fascinating museum supports their vital work.



Welcome to fairytale Austria. Famous for its sophisticated architecture, art and culture, this pretty country is an agreeable mix of mountains, breathtaking vistas and tasty cuisine. From the Sound of Music’s hometown, Salzburg, to snow-topped Tyrol, delve into the history and beauty of this fascinating destination.

When to go: For a warmer climate and clearer skies head to Austria between June and September. Or wrap up warm and head to this stunning country November-December, when you’ll be able to capture snow-topped mountains and the festive spirit at the country’s Christmas markets.


Though small in size, this welcoming country is no less impressive. Home to the headquarters of the European Union and NATO, it holds a strong global presence. Its rich history has left beautiful churches, town halls, castles and art dating back to the early middle ages, while modern Brussels offers great shops and dining options.

When to go: May and October for mild weather and warmer temperatures. November and December are the coldest months but offer a fantastic festive atmosphere.


One of Europe’s most popular destinations, this beautiful country is a land of castles, spa towns and rolling plains. Steeped in history, explore its beautiful capital, Prague, and its 1000-year-old castle, Lesser Town, Jewish Quarter and Old Town Square.

When to go: Head to the Czech Republic between May and August for the best weather. Alternatively, explore the country in winter for lots of festive cheer at Prague’s Christmas markets.


Experience Germany in all its glory as you make your way through its lush land. From the booming financial district of Frankfurt to the remains of the iconic Berlin Wall and the fantasy Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany is a place abundant in culture, history and art.

When to go: June and September for the warmest climates. For some festive fun explore the country in November and December and enjoy all that the Christmas markets have to offer.


They say that good things come in small packages and Liechtenstein certainly doesn’t disappoint, with its wealth of cultural and historical attractions, and rich variety of spas and outdoor pursuits.

When to go: Besides a novelty passport stamp from one of the smallest and richest countries in the world, those that venture beyond Vaduz are rewarded a wealth of outdoor pursuits to try whatever the weather; from hiking trails, climbing and stunning alpine flora to admire in the summer to husky trekking, skiing and tobogganing for the winter.


Luxembourg quite literally translates to “little castle” and rumor has it there is one situated every 100 square miles.

When to go: June-September for a warmer climate and clearer skies; November-December for amazing Christmas markets.


When you’re finished museum-hopping in Amsterdam, take a blanket, a bottle of wine and a picnic to Vondel Park where you might catch a free jazz, cabaret, or classical performance.

When to go: June-September for the highest temperatures; May-August for the lowest rainfall.


Snow-capped Alpine peaks, lush meadows and cosmopolitan cities await you in Switzerland. The land of milk and honey offers a delectable menu of history, wildlife and cultural diversity. With four official languages this international hub is so much more than the mouthwatering chocolate and cheese it is famous for – though these should still be revered.

When to go: For sunshine, pretty lake views and alfresco dining, head to Switzerland May–September. In the winter months expect much colder temperatures, perfect for getting in the festive mood over a warm mug of mulled wine.

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