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Rome to Budapest on a Shoestring

This trip is perfect for the young, budget-conscious traveller eager to check a bunch of boxes off their travelling to-do list in one fell swoop. Beginning in Romethe crucible of Western civilizationand wrapping up in beautiful Budapest, youll sample the regional specialties and delicious wines of Italy, get in touch with the continents rich culture in famed museums and galleries, and compare dance floors in the nightclubs of Europes party capitals.


Duration: 10 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 145204
Starts: Rome, Italy Finishes: Budapest, Hungary
You will Visit
  • Rome
  • Budapest

Itinerary

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Day 1: Rome

Arrive at any time.

Additional Notes:
If you are arriving early and wish to see the Vatican Museums, it's a good idea to book a ticket to the Vatican online from home. If you try waiting until you arrive it may be too late!

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Rome/Viareggio

Stop by the Leaning Tower of Pisa en route to coastal Tuscany, using Viareggio as a base for exploration in the region.

Included Activities:
Leaning Tower of Pisa Visit

Transport:
Train (4.50 hour(s))

03

Day 3: Viareggio

We include the Cinque Terre Day Pass, which gives access to trains and the entrance to the coastal path hike, which we recommend. However, it is up to you how you spend time in Cinque Terre.

Included Activities:
National Park Pass and Unlimited Train Ticket
Cinque Terre Coastal Path Hike

Transport:
Train (1.50 hour(s))
Train (1.50 hour(s))

04

Day 4: Viareggio

No city can boast of such artistic richness as the romantic Renaissance city of Florence. 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!

Additional Notes:
Please note that it is strongly advised to book tickets in advance for both the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries. The line-ups at these museums are always long and the time to visit them is limited due to the fact that Day 3 is a day trip to Florence. These tickets can be booked online from home before you leave at www.weekendafirenze.com or by phone (+39) 055 294883 from Monday to Friday 08:30-18.30, Saturday 08.30-12.30.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets we recommend that you do so once your G Adventure trip is confirmed (up to 2 months before if possible), especially for the ever-popular Uffizi, and for any time after 11:00 the day your tour visits Florence. For additional museum resources, refer to this website, www.firenzemusei.it, for more information to plan your day in Florence.


Transport:
Train (2.00 hour(s))
Train (2.00 hour(s))

05

Day 5: Viareggio/Venice

Venice - the floating city. Marvel at the colourful Venetian architecture lining the grand canal, and opt to take a ride a gondola. Choose your favourite flavour of gelato from an ornate rainbow of options at a local gelateria. Go deeper into the winding backstreets streets and stumble into quaint shops, grand churches and quiet cafes. Opt to visit Piazza San Marco, or discover the magic behind Murano glass.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Train (4.50 hour(s))

06

Day 6: Venice/Vienna

Opt to explore the artisan islands of Murano and Burano with their picturesque streets, visit the Basilica di San Marco or Doge's Palace. Overnight train to Vienna.

Transport:
Overnight train (beds) (10.50-11.50 hours)

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Day 7: 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

08

Day 8: Vienna

Enjoy another free day in Vienna.

09

Day 9: 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 (3.00 hour(s))

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Day 10: Budapest

Want to see more of Budapest? Book post-tour accommodation to experience all this city has to offer.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Visit to the Leaning Tower (Pisa)
    • Day trip to Florence
    • Day trip to Cinque Terre
    • Orientation walks of Venice, Vienna, and Budapest
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels/hostels (8 nts, multi-share), overnight train (1 nt)
    • No meals included
    Transport
    • Train, public bus, metro, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Devour delicious Italian cuisine
  • Waltz through Vienna
  • Party across Europe
  • Stroll the history-filled streets of European capitals.