Top three weekend breaks from Prague

Sure, you’re here to get some serious studying done, but Prague’s also a great base for exploring other European cities, and thanks to budget airlines, modern trains and wifi equipped buses you can get around quickly AND still afford to eat when you get there.


Getting there

Reserve yourself a comfy leather seat on the overnight Student Agency bus for a trip to the unique city of Budapest. The overnight bus trip takes about 8 hours, so you can watch one of the free onboard movies and get some sleep, or drink your fill of free coffee and put in an all-nighter study session on the way there.

What to see

The ancient Buda Castle District is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with Baroque-style buildings and panoramic views of the beautiful Danube, and a day can be well spent exploring the former Royal Palace and surrounds. When you’ve worked up an appetite take in some of the hearty traditional Hungarian cuisine, like Goulash and fried cheese, and of course a trip to Budapest isn’t complete without a visit to one of the city’s famous thermal baths. 

Getting around

Budapest is one of Europe’s most bike friendly cities with plenty of rental companies, safe bike lanes and even organized bike tour groups who’ll guide you around the city’s sights on two wheels.

Did you know?

A labyrinth of caves hides underneath Buda Castle. Over the years they have been used as a cellar, a bomb shelter and a secret military base. Nowadays they’re a must-see museum for anyone visiting the castle.


Getting there

Europe’s coolest city is only a five hour train journey away on the speedy and comfortable EuroCity train, and it’s free if you use your Eurail pass! 

What to see

With no shortage of striking landmarks Berlin is a must-visit for history lovers. The iconic Brandenburg Gate is the only gate remaining of those that once separated the city’s East and West areas, and the UNESCO protected Museum Island is home to five museums, which combined house over 6,000 years worth of art and cultural history. The Gendarmenmarkt is one of the most beautiful squares in the city, surrounded by churches and the grand Konzerthaus, there’s an array of restaurants to cool your heels in. 

Getting around

The city’s public transit system is quick, safe, and simple to use. The S-Bahn is Berlin’s overground train network, and is usually the quickest way to travel between the different parts of the city.

Don’t Miss

Sunday afternoon outdoor Karaoke sessions in Mauer Park.


Getting there 

Direct flights from Prague take around 2 hours.

What to see

The Eternal City has something for everyone: history, nightlife, great food and strong coffee. Throw a coin into the Trevi fountain, take a tour of the Colosseum or just kick back and do some people watching in a piazza. The narrow cobbled streets of Rome’s Trastavere quarter are a great place to spend some time, and foodies will love a 3 hour food tours to get to know the city that loves to eat!

Getting around

There’s no better way to get to know Rome’s off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods, and avoid the tourist crowds, than by foot.

For something different

Spend a couple of hours learning hand-to-hand combat at Gladiator School. Lessons are led by the Historic Group of Rome who will also teach you all about Imperial Rome’s gladiator games. 

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