Rome to Budapest on a Shoestring
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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

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: Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: EIRH.A/201621
  • Starts: Rome, Italy
  • Finishes: Budapest, Hungary
You will Visit
  • Rome
  • Viareggio
  • Venice
  • Vienna
  • Budapest



Day 1: Rome

Arrive at any time.


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.


Day 3: 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.


Day 4: 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!


Day 5: 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.


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.


Day 7: 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).


Day 8: Vienna

Enjoy another free day in Vienna.


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.


Day 10: Budapest

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

    • Big Night Out: Budapest
    • 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
    • Simple hotels/hostels (8 nts, multi-share), overnight train (1 nt)
    • No meals included
    • 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