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European Trail: Capitals & Cafés

Experience
Tour
Destination
France
Duration
26 days
Ages
18 to 39
Operated by
G Adventures

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Jul 2024, and closing very soon.

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Trip overview

You. Europe. 26 days. Ready? You’d better be, because this epic Paris-to-Paris 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 Paris’ most elegant galleries and cafés, to 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. Phew! We’re tired just talking about it.

Inclusions

Tour

  • Your G for Good Moment: Migrantour Rome, Rome, Nem Adom Fel Café and Bar, Budapest
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • Paris Your Foodie Moment: Eiffel Tower Picnic, Paris
  • Your Discover Moment: Rome, Florence, Venice, Budapest. Visit to genuine Bohemian Beer Hall (Prague). Bicycle tour around Amsterdam. Orientation walks in Interlaken, Venice, Vienna, Budapest, Kraków, Prague, Berlin, and Bruges.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals

1 lunch

Transport

Train, public bus, metro, ferry, walking.

Accommodation

Hotels/hostels (24 nts, multi-share with 2-6 people), sleeper trains (1 nts).

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Trip itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at any time. Tonight, you won’t need to go far for Paris to sweep you off your feet, because after all, it is the City of Love. Head to your hostel’s bar with your CEO and group to kick back and grab drinks in celebration of the first day of your grand adventure.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

Take a train from Paris to Interlaken, a small city in the Swiss Alps with breathtaking scenery.

Day 4

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 on your Big Night Out!

Day 5

Take a full free day to enjoy all the adventures you'll find on this side of the Alps.

Day 6

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 the famous Roman sites from times past like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican and Pantheon. Opt to wander the cobblestone streets, or relax in a piazza with an espresso. Don't miss the amazing Italian food, wine and nightlife. We recommend pre-purchasing advance entry tickets for popular attractions such as the Sistine Chapel, Villa Borghese, and the Colosseum to avoid waiting in long queues on the day of your visit.

Day 7

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.

Day 8

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. Explore a different side of Rome on a walking tour led by a migrant guide and see Rome through the eyes of a recent newcomer to Italy. Leave Rome behind and head towards Florence. No city can boast of such artistic richness as this romantic Renaissance city. 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 9

Free day in Florence to explore. Opt for a day trip to nearby Siena, or just enjoy all the city has to offer. For a truly local experience, indulge your inner gastronome on a culinary tour of the city. Opt to pre-book the "Florence Food Tour" on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

Day 10

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. Opt to take a ride in a gondola, visit Piazza San Marco, or discover the magic behind Murano glass.

Day 11

Journey to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Explore the Ljubjanica River lined with outdoor cafes, or opt to take a quick trip to nearby Bled.

Day 12

Catch the train to Vienna. Take a short orientation walk around this incredible city.

Day 13

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 14

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. To gain deeper insight on local history, opt to pre-book the "Budapest History Walking Tour" on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

Day 15

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.

Day 16

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. With the Danube River dividing old town, Buda, from the newer area, Pest, there is plenty to see and do.

Day 17

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 G?ówny - 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.

Day 18

Take a day train to Prague, then enjoy an orientation walk around town, including a visit to a genuine beer hall. Later, enjoy your Big Night Out with the group. Na Zdravi! 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.

Day 19

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.

Day 20

Take a train to Germany and enjoy an orientation walk in Berlin. Opt to 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.

Day 21

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.

Day 22

Enjoy free time to explore historic monuments, such as the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. Experience Berlin's famous nightlife.

Day 23

Hop on a train and cross into the Netherlands.

Day 24

Take an included bike tour around Amsterdam, then enjoy a free afternoon to explore. Begin the day with bicycle tour of Amsterdam's city centre. Opt for a tour through the canals, hit up a museum, or wander through the Red Light District. As the day ends, 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.

Day 25

Enjoy an orientation walk and free time to explore picturesque Bruges. Opt to visit a local chocolate shop or indulge in a Belgian waffle. Try a local brew on your Big Night Out with the group. 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.

Day 26

Hop on a bus to Paris. Tour ends on arrival.

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