Rome to London on a Shoestring
20 days from Rome to London
From $ 3599
Duration20 days

Hope your happiness muscles are in peak condition because this epic 20-day combo tour of Europe is going to leave you feeling like life is good. Ride on trains from city to city where you’ll get to explore cobblestoned streets, ancient sculptures, thermal baths, packed beer halls, and the most amazing dance floors that southern, eastern, and northern Europe have on offer. Loads of free time and optional activities mean you get to see these nine countries your way. Roam, bike, boat, mosey, glide, dance, and laugh yourself through Europe’s best. Better start stretching now.

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  • Duration: 20 days
    Service level: Basic
  • Starts in: Rome
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: London
    Ages: 18+
Rome to London on a Shoestring - Tour Map

Itinerary

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Day 1: Rome

Start place: Rome

Arrive at any time. If you are arriving early and wish to see the Vatican Museums, it’s a good idea to book a ticket to the Vatican online from home. If you try waiting until you arrive it may be too late!

End place: Rome

Day 2: Rome/Florence

Start place: Rome

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.

End place: Florence

Day 3: Florence

Start place: Florence

Free day in Florence to explore. Opt for a day trip to nearby Siena, or just enjoy all the city has to offer.

End place: Florence

Day 4: Florence/Venice

Start place: Florence

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.

End place: Venice

Day 5: Venice/Ljubljana

Start place: Venice

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

End place: Ljubljana

Day 6: Ljubljana/Vienna

Start place: Ljubljana

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

End place: Vienna

Day 7: 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 8: Vienna/Budapest

Start place: Vienna

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.

End place: Budapest

Day 9: Budapest

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

End place: Budapest

Day 10: Budapest/Krakow

Start place: Budapest

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

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.

End place: Krakow

Day 11: Krakow

Start place: Krakow

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.
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.

End place: Krakow

Day 12: Krakow/Prague

Start place: Krakow

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

End place: Prague

Day 13: Prague

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

End place: Prague

Day 14: Prague/Berlin

Start place: Prague

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

End place: Berlin

Day 15: Berlin

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

End place: Berlin

Day 16: Berlin

Start place: 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.

End place: Berlin

Day 17: Berlin/Amsterdam

Start place: Berlin

Hop on a train and cross into the Netherlands.

End place: Amsterdam

Day 18: Amsterdam

Start place: 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.
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.

End place: Amsterdam

Day 19: Amsterdam/Bruges

Start place: Amsterdam

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.
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!

End place: Sint-Michiels

Day 20: Bruges/London

Start place: Sint-Michiels

Hop on a bus to London. Tour ends on arrival. This tour is expected to end at 6:30pm upon arrival in London. Please note that suggested arrival times might be impacted by traffic and unforeseen delays. Passengers should plan any onward travel after 10pm on this day.

Please speak to a G Adventures representative about booking post-tour accommodation in London. Please note that you may be booked in a multi-share, same sex-dorm room for this night.

End place: London

Inclusions

Included

  • G Adventures for Good: Migrantour Rome, Rome Carte Blanche: Florence Carte Blanche: Venice Big Night Out: Budapest Carte Blanche: Budapest Big Night Out: Berlin Carte Blanche: Berlin
  • Visit to genuine Pilsner beer hall (Prague)
  • Bicycle tour around Berlin
  • Orientation walks in Venice, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Berlin, and Bruges
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Train, Public bus, Metro, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Simple hotels/hostels (18 nts, multi-share), Sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Meals

    No meals are included on this tour

Dates & availability: Rome to London on a Shoestring

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