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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

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
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: EEET.A/201597
  • Starts: London, United Kingdom
  • Finishes: London, United Kingdom
You will Visit
  • London
  • Paris
  • Interlaken
  • Rome
  • Viareggio
  • Venice
  • Vienna
  • Budapest
  • Kraków
  • Prague
  • Berlin
  • Amsterdam
  • Bruges

Itinerary

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Day 1: London/Paris

Meet in London before departing for Paris by train.

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Day 2: Paris

Picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower; opt to visit Notre Dame Cathedral or explore Montmartre.
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.

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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.

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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.

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Day 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.

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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.

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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.

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Day 8: Rome

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.
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 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.

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Day 10: Viareggio

Enjoy a day-trip to beautiful Cinque Terre and a walk along the footpaths between villages.
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.

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Day 11: Viareggio

Take a day trip to nearby Florence and enjoy free time to explore. Head for an evening stroll to Piazzale Michelangelo for a spectacular view over Florence.
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!

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Day 12: Viareggio/Venice

Enjoy an orientation walk along the canals and highlights of Venice, then take some time to explore the city's winding streets on your own.
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.

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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.

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Day 14: Vienna

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.
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).

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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.

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Day 17: Budapest

Free time to explore. Opt to check out the beautiful Parliament building, stroll the streets, cruise the Danube, or check out the thermal baths.
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

Free time to explore Hungary's capital. Opt to check out the beautiful Parliament building, stroll the streets or check out the thermal baths. Overnight train to Krakow.
With the Danube River dividing old town, Buda, from the newer area, Pest, there is plenty to see and do.


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Day 19: Kraków

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.
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.

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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

Day train to Prague, then enjoy an orientation walk around town including a visit to a genuine beer hall.
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.

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Day 22: Prague

Free day for exploration—check out the Prague castle complex or walk the cobblestone streets through the old town and Jewish ghetto.
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

Take a train to Germany and enjoy an orientation walk in Berlin. Check out the city's vibrant nightlife.
Berlin is an amazing city with tangible historical importance and a melting pot of different cultures and flavours.

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Day 24: Berlin

Free time to explore the city's many attractions such as the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum.
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.

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Day 26: Berlin/Amsterdam

Hop on a train and cross into the Netherlands.

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Day 27: Amsterdam

Enjoy a free day to explore Amsterdam. Opt for a tour through the canals, hit up a museum, or wander through the Red Light District.
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

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!
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.

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Day 29: Bruges/London

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

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Day 30: London

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Big Night Out: Rome Big Night Out: Budapest Big Night Out: Berlin
    • 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