European Trail

18-to-Thirtysomethings, London to London

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You. Europe. 26 days. Ready? You’d better be, because this epic London-to-London romp through the Old World’s greatest cities doesn’t slow down for stragglers. Geared towards budget-conscious travellers eager to check an entire continent off their must-do list in one fell swoop, this adventure will take you from the busy streets of the English capital to Paris’ most elegant galleries and cafés, the stunning natural brilliance of the Swiss Alps, the ancient beauty of Italy’s Florence, the Eastern European charm of Budapest and Krakow and the party capitals of Berlin and Amsterdam before wrapping up with a celebratory pint in a London pub. Phew! We’re tired just talking about it.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Migrantour Rome, Rome Your Foodie Moment: Eiffel Tower Picnic, Paris Your Discover Moment: Paris Your Discover Moment: Interlaken Your Discover Moment: Rome Your Discover Moment: Florence Your Discover Moment: Venice Your Big Night Out Moment: Budapest Your Discover Moment: Budapest Your Big Night Out Moment: Berlin Your Discover Moment: Berlin
  • Picnic in front of Eiffel Tower (Paris)
  • Visit to genuine Pilsner beer hall (Prague)
  • Bicycle tour around Berlin
  • Orientation walks in Interlaken, Venice, Vienna, Budapest, Kraków, Prague, Berlin, and Bruges
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Visit the galleries and cafés of paris
  • Take in the natural beauty of the swiss alps
  • Marvel at the beauty of florence
  • Get a taste of eastern charm in budapest and kraków
  • Party in berlin and amsterdam.

Itinerary

Day 1 London/Paris Meet in London before departing for Paris by train. Additional Notes: Please refer to joining instructions for more information on where to meet. Please note the trip departs London in the evening of Day 1 so it is imperative that you arrive on time for departure soon after the 5:30pm Welcome Meeting. Please allow plenty of time for the journey to London to allow for any possible delays. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Train (3.00 hour(s))
Day 2 Paris (1L) Explore and discover the “je ne sais quoi” of the City of Lights. Paris has something for everyone and you can use your day here to picnic under the Eiffel Tower, explore the outstanding museums and churches, float down the Seine on a river cruise or people watch at one of the charming cafés. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Eiffel Tower Picnic
Day 3 Paris/Interlaken Take a train from Paris to Interlaken, a small city in the Swiss Alps with breathtaking scenery. Transport: Train (8.00 hour(s))
Days 4-5 Interlaken Enjoy an orientation walk of Interlaken. Opt to get the adrenaline pumping with some canyoning or whitewater rafting. Explore a nearby glacier or go swimming in a crystal clear lake. Don't miss the nightlife. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
Day 6 Interlaken/Rome Opt to check out the famous Roman sites from times past like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican and Pantheon. Opt to wander the cobblestone streets, or relax in a piazza with an espresso. Don't miss the amazing Italian food, wine and nightlife. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (3.50-4.00 hours) Local train (3.50 hour(s))
Day 7 Rome Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner. Included Activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
Day 8 Rome/Florence Explore a different side of Rome on a walking tour led by a migrant guide and see Rome through the eyes of a recent newcomer to Italy. Leave Rome behind and head towards Florence. No city can boast of such artistic richness as this romantic Renaissance city. Food, art, culture, and beautiful views put this outstanding Italian city in a field of its own. The list of things to see and do in Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside is unlimited, be it art, nature, architecture, history, or food and drink! Included Activities: Migrantour Rome Transport: Train (4.00 hour(s), 280km)
Day 9 Florence Free day in Florence to explore. Opt for a day trip to nearby Siena, or just enjoy all the city has to offer.
Day 10 Florence/Venice Opt to take a ride in a gondola, visit Piazza San Marco, or discover the magic behind Murano glass. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (2.50 hour(s))
Day 11 Venice/Ljubljana Journey to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Explore the Ljubjanica River lined with outdoor cafes, or opt to take a quick trip to nearby Bled. Transport: Minibus (2.75-3.00 hours, 240km)
Day 12 Ljubljana/Vienna Catch the train to Vienna. Take a short orientation walk around this incredible city. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local train (3.45-4.50 hours, 380km)
Day 13 Vienna After tiring yourself out with sightseeing, pop into a café, a Viennese institution. For a slice of local life, the cafés are good places to relax and get your bearings while deciding what to do next. A delicious café experience involves Gugelhupf, one of Vienna’s specialty cakes, and a cup of Melange (half coffee, half milk). Included Activities: Orientation Walk
Day 14 Vienna/Budapest Orientation walk upon arrival in Budapest, then enjoy a free afternoon to explore. Opt to check out the beautiful Parliament building, stroll along the streets or check out the thermal baths. Opt for an evening out with the group. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Big Night Out Transport: Train (4.00 hour(s))
Day 15 Budapest Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.
Day 16 Budapest/Kraków With the Danube River dividing old town, Buda, from the newer area, Pest, there is plenty to see and do. Transport: Overnight train (beds)
Day 17 Kraków Opt to visit Rynek Główny - Europe’s largest medieval market square; savour a traditional Polish breakfast (kielbasa, yum), or sit back with a coffee and a slice of Poland's famous cheesecake (sernik babci) at one of the many cafes in the area. Then, walk it off with a stroll uphill to marvel at the impressive Wawel Royal Castle. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
Day 18 Kraków/Prague Imagine a city lined with Bohemian art, beer halls offering the finest brews in the region, tranquil gardens, and ornate chapels - it's no wonder why visitors fall in love with this place. Take the afternoon and get lost. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (8.00 hour(s))
Day 19 Prague Enjoy all Prague has to offer. Opt to visit the famous Charles Bridge, the clock tower in the main square or a traditional Czech beer hall with serious helpings of meat and potatoes.
Day 20 Prague/Berlin Berlin is an amazing city with tangible historical importance and a melting pot of different cultures and flavours. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Big Night Out Transport: Train (5.00 hour(s))
Day 21 Berlin Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.
Day 22 Berlin Take an included bike tour around Berlin. Enjoy free time to explore historic monuments, such as the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. Experience Berlin's famous nightlife. Included Activities: Bike Tour
Day 23 Berlin/Amsterdam Hop on a train and cross into the Netherlands. Transport: Train (6.50-7.00 hours)
Day 24 Amsterdam Head into a cozy bruin café or “eetcafé” (to the Dutch what pubs are to the British and Irish), local spots where friends gather to catch up over a beer or glass of house wine.
Day 25 Amsterdam/Bruges Jump on a bus from Amsterdam and head into Belgium, for a visit to the small medieval trading town of Bruges. Bruges is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and has remained practically unchanged since its heyday. Once inside the city walls, the town closes in around you with street after street of historic houses and a canal always nearby. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus (5.00 hour(s))
Day 26 Bruges/London Hop on a bus to London. Tour ends on arrival. Additional Notes: This tour is expected to end at 6:30pm upon arrival in London. Please note that suggested arrival times might be impacted by traffic and unforeseen delays. Passengers should plan any onward travel after 10pm on this day. Please speak to a G Adventures representative about booking post-tour accommodation in London. Please note that you may be booked in a multi-share, same sex-dorm room for this night. Included Activities: Departure Day Transport: Local bus (5.00 hour(s))
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