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European Trail: Capitals & Cafés

European Trail: Capitals & Cafés
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26 Days

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.

What's included

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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.
European Trail: Capitals & Cafés
Starts
London
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26 Days
Ends
London

Itinerary

  • Meet in London before departing for Paris by train.
  • Picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower; opt to visit Notre Dame Cathedral or explore Montmartre.
    Meals: LUNCH
  • Take a train from Paris to Interlaken, a small city in the Swiss Alps with breathtaking scenery.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Travel to Rome by train via Milan. Upon arrival, enjoy a CEO-led orientation walk of Rome. Opt for an evening out with the group.
  • Opt to check out famous Roman sites from times past like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican and Pantheon. Don't miss the amazing Italian food, wine and nightlife.
  • Enjoy a G Adventures supported migrant led walk of Rome before heading to Florence. Walk through the city catching a glimpse of the Duomo, Piazza Indipendenza and Ponte Vecchio.
  • Free day in Florence to explore. Opt for a day trip to nearby Siena, or just enjoy all the city has to offer.
  • Catch a train into Venice. Enjoy an orientation walk along the canals, then take some time to explore the city's winding streets on your own.
  • Journey to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Explore the Ljubjanica River lined with outdoor cafes, or opt to take a quick trip to nearby Bled.
  • Catch the train to Vienna. Take a short orientation walk around this incredible city.
  • Free time to wander the imperial streets of Austria’s capital, with its grand buildings, gardens, museums, and tasty pilsner. Opt to see the Lipizzaner 'dancing' horses.
  • Orientation walk upon arrival in Budapest, then enjoy a free afternoon to explore. Visit the beautiful Parliament building, stroll along the streets or check out the thermal baths. Opt for an evening out with the group.
  • Free time to explore. Opt to check out the beautiful Parliament building, stroll the streets, cruise the Danube, or check out the thermal baths.
  • Enjoy free time to explore Hungary's capital. Opt to check out the beautiful Parliament building, stroll the streets or visit the thermal baths. Visit a G Adventures-supported café that assists Hungarians living with a disability before boarding the overnight train to Krakow.
  • Orientation walk upon arrival. Free time to visit Auschwitz, travel to see old salt mines, or stay in the city to explore the Jewish Quarter.
  • Day train to Prague, then enjoy an orientation walk around town including a visit to a genuine beer hall.
  • Free day for exploration—check out the Prague castle complex or walk the cobblestone streets through the old town and Jewish ghetto.
  • Take a train to Germany and enjoy an orientation walk in Berlin. Check out the city's vibrant nightlife.
  • Free time to explore the city's many attractions such as the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum.
  • Enjoy free time to explore historic monuments, such as the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. Experience Berlin's famous nightlife.
  • Hop on a train and cross into the Netherlands.
  • Take an included bike tour around Amsterdam, then enjoy a free afternoon to explore.
  • Enjoy an orientation walk and free time to explore picturesque Bruges. Opt to visit a local chocolate shop, indulge in a Belgian waffle, or try a local brew. Sante!
  • Hop on a bus to London. Tour ends on arrival.