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Hope your happiness muscles are in peak condition because this epic 23-day combo tour of Europe is going to leave you feeling like life is good. Ride on trains from city to city where youll get to explore cobblestoned streets, ancient sculptures, thermal baths, packed beer halls, and the most amazing dance floors that southern, eastern, and northern Europe have on offer. Loads of free time and optional activities mean you get to see these nine countries your way. Roam, bike, boat, mosey, glide, dance, and laugh yourself through Europes best. Better start stretching now.

  • Duration: 23 Days
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 146086
  • Starts: Rome, Italy
  • Finishes: London,
You will Visit
  • Rome
  • London

Itinerary

01

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)

07

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))

10

Day 10: 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.

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Day 11: 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)

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Day 12: 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

13

Day 13: Kraków

Enjoy free time to wander the city and explore the Jewish Quarter. Opt to travel further afield to Auschwitz for a sobering look into the history of this region, or take a visit to to see the old Wieliczka Salt Mine.

14

Day 14: 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))

15

Day 15: 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.

16

Day 16: 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))

17

Day 17: 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.

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Day 18: 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

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Day 19: Berlin/Amsterdam

Hop on a train and cross into the Netherlands.

Transport:
Train (6.50-7.00 hours)

20

Day 20: 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.

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Day 21: 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))

22

Day 22: Bruges/London

Hop on a bus to London and enjoy a final night out with the group.

Transport:
Local bus (5.00 hour(s))

23

Day 23: London

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa
    • Evening visit to Piazzale Michelangelo (Florence)
    • Visit to genuine Pilsner beer hall (Prague)
    • Bicycle tour around Berlin
    • Orientation walks in Venice, Vienna, Prague, and Bruges
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels/hostels (20 nts, multi-share), sleeper trains (2 nts)
    • No meals included
    Transport
    • Train, public bus, metro, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Soak in the thermal baths in Budapest
  • Enjoy a pint or two at a Berlin beer hall
  • Stroll down cobblestone streets in Italy