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Central Europe for Solo Travelers

9 days |  11 days with Prague extension
9 days |  11 days with Prague extension
Group size1528 travelers

4.8 out of 5 stars

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Join fellow solo travelers to see the cities and sites of Alpine Europe.

Discovering the world and meeting like-minded people go together like The Sound of Music and the Austrian countryside. Whether you’re excited to see Bavarian castles or sample Swiss chocolate, you’ll enjoy all the perks of a guided tour as you travel through Switzerland, Germany, and Austria—and make new friends along the way.

Your tour package includes

  • 7 nights in a private room at handpicked hotels
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 5 sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
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Included highlights

  • Kapellbrücke
  • Nymphenburg Palace
  • Spanish Riding School
  • Belvedere Palace
  • Salzburg Cathedral
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Zurich today.

Swiss Alps2 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Zurich & transfer to Swiss Alps
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Switzerland! Transfer to your hotel in the Swiss Alps. Then, meet your Tour Director and fellow group members at a mixer. Afterward, continue getting to know one another over an included dinner, served with either beer or wine.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Lucerne
Included meal: Breakfast

Get an up-close look at the lakeside city of Lucerne, Switzerland’s idyllic Alpine town, on a guided sightseeing tour.

  • View the Lion Monument, a tribute to the Swiss Guards who sacrificed their lives in Paris during the French Revolution
  • Pass hand-painted facades that line the cobbled streets of the Old Town
  • Cross the medieval Kapellbrücke, a covered wooden footbridge spanning the Reuss River, and view the Water Tower
  • See the Jesuit Church, the first large Baroque building of its kind to be built north of the Alps in Switzerland
  • Sample decadent Swiss chocolate at a local shop

Enjoy a free afternoon in the Swiss Alps or add an excursion.

Mount Pilatus

From $135 per person

Munich2 nights
Day 4: Munich via Liechtenstein & Neuschwanstein
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Cross into Liechtenstein, a tiny Alpine principality dating back to the Holy Roman Empire.

  • Visit the capital of Vaduz
  • Pass the royal family’s hilltop castle, still in use as a royal residence

Then, travel through the mountains of Bavaria en route to Munich, Germany.

  • Make a photo stop at Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairy-tale retreat of “Mad” King Ludwig II
  • Revel in scenic views of the Alps as you relax during free time for lunch in the town below Neuschwanstein

Continue on to Munich and sit down for an included dinner.

Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Munich
Included meal: Breakfast

Get to know the Bavarian capital on a guided tour.

  • Travel past the Englischer Garten and fashionable Schwabing district
  • Enter the Nymphenburg Palace, the Baroque home to past Bavarian royalty
  • Walk from Odeonsplatz through the Hofgarten to view the Residenz, once home to the Wittelsbach dukes of Bavaria
  • Explore Marienplatz, Munich’s medieval heart, and see the famed Glockenspiel

Spend a free afternoon in Munich or add an excursion


From $55 per person

Salzburg1 night
Day 6: Transfer to Salzburg & sightseeing tour
Included meal: Breakfast

Head to Salzburg, Austria, a city famed for its churches and musical history. There, a local guide leads you on a walking tour of the Old Town.

  • View the University of Salzburg and the churchyard of St. Peter
  • See the Kapitelplatz, Residenzplatz, and Alter Markt in the city’s Old Town
  • Pass through scenery from the beloved film The Sound of Music
  • Enter the 17th-century Salzburg Cathedral, built in the Baroque style

Enjoy a free evening in Salzburg or add an excursion.

Mozart Concert & Dinner

From $149 per person

Vienna2 nights
Day 7: Transfer to Vienna & Spanish Riding School
Included meal: Breakfast

Travel west through the Danube basin en route to Vienna, Austria where you'll visit the Spanish Riding School.

  • Take a guided tour of the Winter Riding School and the summer stables
  • Learn about the history, tradition, and training of the Lipizzaner horses

Later, get settled into your hotel and enjoy a free evening in the city.

Day 8: Sightseeing tour of Vienna
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Get transported back to the Age of Empires on a guided tour of Vienna.

  • Step inside Belvedere Palace, home to the world’s largest collection of paintings by artist Gustav Klimt, and admire the palace’s impressive gardens
  • Travel down the Ringstrasse, passing the Parliament building, Vienna State Opera, and Kunsthistorisches Museum
  • See the grand Hofburg Palace, the Habsburgs preferred winter residence

Spend the evening exploring Austria’s capital city.

  • Board the Prater Ferris Wheel and take a breezy ride to the top, for a one-of-a-kind view of the city
  • Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local Heurigen, or wine tavern, and try some of the tavern’s own locally made wine
Flight Home
Day 9: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to Prague, Czech Republic.

Extension to Prague
Continue your trip to learn why Prague is the City of One Hundred Spires. (Hint: There are a lot of spires, and it’s a really beautiful place.) You’ll also uncover some amazing history as you explore the Czech capital with a local guide.
Prague2 nights
Day 9: Transfer to Prague
Included meal: Breakfast

Drive through the pastoral landscapes of Bohemia on your way to one of Europe’s most beautiful cities: Prague, Czech Republic.

Spend a free evening in the Czech capital or add an excursion.

Evening in Prague: River Cruise & Dinner

From $99 per person

Day 10: Sightseeing tour of Prague
Included meal: Breakfast

Discover why Prague is known as the City of One Hundred Spires on a guided tour.

  • Visit Prague Castle, from which Charles IV governed the Holy Roman Empire
  • Admire the soaring Gothic vaults of St. Vitus Cathedral
  • Walk down to the Malá Strana district to sip a coffee at a local cafe
  • Cross the elegant Charles Bridge for breathtaking views of the city
  • Stroll through Old Town Square to view the 15th-century Astronomical Clock

Tonight, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Flight Home
Day 11: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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4.8 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.8 out of 5

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful experience!
    5/18/24 by 1st-time traveler Sarah

    I loved everything about this tour (well, except that I’m not a fan of the cuisine of that region, but that’s hardly the fault of Go Ahead!). Our guide, Tanja, took care of every detail and even arranged for some additional events/experiences that weren’t on the itinerary. The driver, Jacek, was ex...

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    4 out of 5 stars

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    5/18/24 by 1st-time traveler Rosemarie

    Tour was excellent! Tanja was our tour guide and she is amazing. Very knowledgeable and very helpful throughout tour. You go even if it is pouring rain. So bring an umbrella. Group started out as strangers but by end of tour many new friends. Many opportunities to explore on your own. This is a very...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 6/5/24

    Hi Rosemarie, thank you so much for sharing your r...

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    4 out of 5 stars

    5/18/24 by 1st-time traveler Jennifer

    Overall the tour was fantastic! Tanja, the Tour Director, despite her young age, was very knowledgeable, and professional. In my opinion, she went above and beyond making sure everyone’s needs were taken care off and even being there at 3:30am to ensure the people going to the airport at that time ...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Grand Hotel Europe
    Grand Hotel Europe

    This Belle Époque hotel is located near the lake promenade. Guests enjoy a restaurant, bar, and outdoor terrace. Nearby, you’ll find Lake Lucerne, Cha...

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    Holiday Inn Munich City Centre
    Holiday Inn Munich City Centre

    This centrally-located hotel is located in the heart of Munich. Guests enjoy the fitness center, Finnish style sauna, and an on-site restaurant. Nearb...

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    Arcotel Castellani
    Arcotel Castellani

    This contemporary hotel is located in Salzburg city center. Guests enjoy the large garden, fitness center, and restaurant. Nearby, you'll find the Sal...

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    MAXX by Steigenberger Hotel Vienna
    MAXX by Steigenberger Hotel Vienna

    This convenient hotel is located in the city center of Vienna, Austria. Guests enjoy the fitness area, on-site bar and restaurant, and spa. Nearby you...

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    NH Prague City
    NH Prague City

    This modern hotel is located in the Smíchov district of Prague. Guests enjoy a gym and sauna, restaurants with terraces, and a tennis court. Nearby, y...

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