London to Budapest on a Shoestring
15 days
From $ 2549
Duration15 days

Experience the best of Europe with this 15-day tour that explores six countries and almost a dozen cities. Why settle for gaping at beautiful locations on postcards when you can see them in person? Picnic in front of The Eiffel Tower, wander through the grand buildings of Vienna, and maybe even jump into a thermal bath in Budapest or hang-glide over Interlaken. This tour has it all, including just enough free time to create your own adventures in between. Go. Create.

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  • Duration: 15 days
    Service level: Basic
  • Physical Grading: Light
  • Ages: 18+
London to Budapest on a Shoestring - Tour Map

Itinerary

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Day 1: London/Paris
Meet in London before departing for Paris by train. 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.

End place: Paris

Day 2: Paris

Start place: Paris

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

End place: Paris

Meals: L
Day 3: Paris/Interlaken

Start place: Paris

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

End place: Interlaken

Day 4-5: Interlaken

Start place: 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.

End place: Interlaken

Day 6: Interlaken/Rome

Start place: Interlaken

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.
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.
Day 7: 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.
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.
Meals: B
Day 8: Rome/Florence
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!
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.
Day 9: Florence
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 foodie on a culinary tour of the city. Pre-book the Florence Food Tour on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour.
Day 10: Florence/Venice
Opt to take a ride in a gondola, visit Piazza San Marco, or discover the magic behind Murano glass.
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.
Day 11: Venice/Ljubljana
Journey to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Explore the Ljubjanica River lined with outdoor cafes, or opt to take a quick trip to nearby Bled.
Day 12: Ljubljana/Vienna
Catch the train to Vienna. Take a short orientation walk around this incredible city.

End place: Vienna

Day 13: Vienna

Start place: 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).
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.

End place: Vienna

Day 14: Vienna/Budapest

Start place: Vienna

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 for a guided walk. Pre-book the "Budapest History Walking Tour" on the checkout page to include this optional activity.
Day 15: Budapest
Want to see more of Budapest? Book post-tour accommodation to experience all this city has to offer.
Depart at any time.

Inclusions

Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Migrantour Rome, Rome Your Foodie Moment: Eiffel Tower Picnic, Paris Your Discover Moment: Paris Your Discover Moment: Interlaken Your Discover Moment: Rome Your Discover Moment: Florence Your Discover Moment: Venice Your Big Night Out Moment: Budapest
  • Picnic in front of Eiffel Tower (Paris)
  • Orientation walks in Interlaken, Venice, Vienna, and Budapest
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Train, Public bus, Metro, Ferry, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Simple hotels/hostels (14 nts, multi-share)

Dates & availability: London to Budapest on a Shoestring

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Departing Sun, 06/30/2019 Finishing Sun, 07/14/2019 Catalog Price $ 2999 Sale Price $ 2549 4 Book
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Departing Sun, 07/14/2019 Finishing Sun, 07/28/2019 Catalog Price $ 3099 Sale Price $ 2634 4 Book
Departing Sun, 07/21/2019 Finishing Sun, 08/04/2019 Catalog Price $ 3099 Sale Price $ 2634 9 Book
Departing Sun, 07/28/2019 Finishing Sun, 08/11/2019 Catalog Price $ 3099 Sale Price $ 2634 9 Book
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Departing Sun, 09/01/2019 Finishing Sun, 09/15/2019 Catalog Price $ 2999 Sale Price $ 2999 12 Book
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Departing Sun, 09/15/2019 Finishing Sun, 09/29/2019 Catalog Price $ 2999 Sale Price $ 2999 9 Book

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