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You. Europe. 30 days. Ready? Youd better be, because this epic London-to-London romp through the Old Worlds greatest cities doesnt 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 cafs, the stunning natural brilliance of the Swiss Alps, the rugged beauty of Italys Cinque Terre, 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! Were tired just talking about it.

  • Duration: 30 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 145202
  • Starts: London,
  • Finishes: London,
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Itinerary

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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))

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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

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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))

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Day 4: 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

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Day 6: Interlaken/Rome

Travel to Milan by train. Fashion and people watch on an included orientation walk of Milan. Overnight train to Rome.

Additional Notes:
Please note: If you are interested in seeing Leonardo Da Vinci's most famous artwork, the Last Supper, it is essential that you make a booking in advance for this afternoon (Day 6). You can book either over the telephone or online. The contact details are:

Telephone: +39 02 89421146
Web: www.cenacolovinciano.org.

**Please make your appointment for 3pm onwards (in case of possible delays arriving from Interlaken).**

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Train (3.50-4.00 hours)
Overnight train (beds) (9.00 hour(s))

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Day 7: Rome

Opt to check out the famous Roman sites from times past like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican and Pantheon. Don't miss the amazing Italian food, wine and nightlife.

Additional Notes:
It's a good idea to book a ticket to the Vatican online from home or with some advice from your CEO prior to arriving to Rome, as waiting until the day you arrive may well be too late!

Included Activities:
Big Night Out

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Day 8: 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

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Day 9: 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))

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Day 10: 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))

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Day 11: 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))

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Day 12: 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))

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Day 13: 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 14: 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

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Day 15: Vienna

Enjoy another free day in Vienna.

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Day 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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

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Day 20: 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.

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Day 21: 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))

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Day 22: 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.

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Day 23: 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))

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Day 24: 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 25: 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 26: Berlin/Amsterdam

Hop on a train and cross into the Netherlands.

Transport:
Train (6.50-7.00 hours)

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Day 27: 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 28: 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))

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Day 29: Bruges/London

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

Transport:
Local bus (5.00 hour(s))

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Day 30: London

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Picnic in front of Eiffel Tower (Paris)
    • Visit 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 (26 nts, multi-share), sleeper trains (3 nts)
    • 1 lunch
    Transport
    • Train, public bus, metro, ferry, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore the busy streets of London
  • Visit the galleries and cafs of Paris
  • Take in the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps
  • Marvel at the rugged landscape of Italy's Cinque Terre
  • Get a taste of Eastern charm in Budapest and Krakow
  • Party in Berlin and Amsterdam