Europe by Rail with the Glacier Express

Rail, London to Budapest
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Tour description

Europe is full of magnificent train rides, so why not come with us and hop aboard as many of them as you can? Over 13 days, you’ll go from London to Paris via the Eurostar and Paris to Switzerland on the TGV while admiring picturesque scenery zooming by. Take in the alpine sights by way of the famous Glacier Express, and disembark in Germany to fill up on beer and bratwurst in Munich. With additional train rides to Salzburg, Vienna, and Budapest, this is your one-stop – okay, multiple-stop – shop for seeing Europe by rail.

What's included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Magdas Hotel, Vienna Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Paris
  • Eurostar ride through the Chunnel
  • Paris orientation walk
  • TGV train
  • Lausanne orientation walk
  • Zermatt stay
  • The Glacier Express train with lunch onboard
  • Dachau tour (Munich)
  • Salzburg orientation walk
  • Vienna orientation walk
  • Budapest orientation walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Travel across europe by train
  • Explore tiny villages and big capital cities
  • Soak in gorgeous alpine scenery from the window of the glacier express
  • Sample cuisine in six different countries.

Itinerary

Day 1: London Arrive at any time.

Day 2: London/Paris Board the famous Eurostar train for the journey through the Chunnel to Paris. Enjoy an orientation walk and free time to visit the city.

Day 3: Paris Spend the day with free time to visit dozens of museums, patisserie shops, sidewalk cafés or grand boulevards.

Day 4: Paris/Lausanne Take a morning TGV train to Lausanne, Switzerland. Spend the afternoon in this charming town.

Day 5: Lausanne/Zermatt Board another train for the journey to Zermatt, a tiny village in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Enjoy the afternoon in the car-free centre or hiking in the nearby mountains.

Day 6: Zermatt/Chur Board the Glacier Express for a slow and stunning ride through the Alps. Pass meadows, rushing streams, bridges, villages and massive mountains as the train heads towards Chur. Arrive in the evening after a full day of soaking in the scenery.

Day 7: Chur/Munich Take a full day to reach Munich, in the heart of Bavaria. Arrive in time for an optional evening out at a local brewery with a few steins of beer and some typical German fare.

Day 8: Munich Explore the city or head further afield to visit Füssen and the famous Neuschwanstein Castle.

Day 9: Munich/Salzburg Visit Dachau before a short train ride to Salzburg, Austria. This charming city is brimming with history and character.

Day 10: Salzburg Make the most of a free day in Salzburg. Opt to visit the salt mines or take the famous Sound of Music tour.

Day 11: Salzburg/Vienna Continue by train to Vienna. Opt to visit the famous opera house, join a city tour or visit world-class museums. Stay overnight at a G Adventures for Good supported hotel that supports migrant workers.

Day 12: Vienna/Budapest Take a morning train to Budapest, Hungary. Take an orientation walk upon arrival, then opt to enjoy a night out in this charming city.

Day 13: Budapest Depart at any time.