London to Berlin on a Shoestring

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London to Berlin on a Shoestring
London to Berlin
Duration: 21 days
Tour code: EELD

Highlights

See the beauty of the Swiss Alps in person, take in the exciting nightlife of Prague and Berlin, explore history in Vienna and Budapest

Travelling on a budget doesn’t mean you have to see less; it just means you have to plan more. Lucky for you, we’re pretty great planners. Cross nine countries off your list in 21 thrilling days and immerse yourself in everything Europe has to offer. Check out the galleries and museums of Paris, the beauty of the Swiss Alps, delicious Italian cuisine (and, of course, wine!), the exciting nightlife of London, Berlin, and Prague, and the Eastern charms of Krakow, Vienna, and Budapest. Do more, spend less.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Meals

1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Transport

Train, public bus, metro, ferry, walking.

Accommodation

Simple hotels/hostels (19 nts, multi-share), sleeper trains (1 nt).

Included activities

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 Your Discover Moment: Budapest Your Big Night Out Moment: Berlin. Picnic in front of Eiffel Tower (Paris). Visit to genuine Pilsner beer hall (Prague). Orientation walks in Interlaken, Venice, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Kraków, and Berlin. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

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.

Transport: Train

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2
Paris
Picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower; opt to visit Notre Dame Cathedral or explore Montmartre.

Included activities: Orientation Walk, Eiffel Tower Picnic

Optional activities:

  • Musée Rodin Visit
  • Champs-Élysées Visit
  • Sacre Coeur Visit
  • The Louvre Visit
  • Musée d'Orsay Visit
  • Eiffel Tower Visit
  • Palace of Versailles Visit
  • Monet's Giverny Gardens
  • Moulin Rouge Dinner & Show
  • Napoleon's Tomb - Les Invalides Army Museum

Meals: lunch

Day 3
Paris - Interlaken
Take a train from Paris to Interlaken, a small city in the Swiss Alps with breathtaking scenery.

Transport: Train

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.

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Paragliding
  • Ropes course
  • Alpine Canyoning Adventure
  • Hiking in the Swiss Alps
  • Chocolate Making Workshop
  • Mountain Biking
  • Jungfrau Cog Railway
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.

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Paragliding
  • Ropes course
  • Alpine Canyoning Adventure
  • Hiking in the Swiss Alps
  • Chocolate Making Workshop
  • Mountain Biking
  • Jungfrau Cog Railway
Day 6
Interlaken - Rome
Travel to Rome by train via Milan. Upon arrival, enjoy a CEO-led orientation walk of Rome.

Transport: Train, Local train

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Colosseum Visit
  • Roman Forum Visit
  • Pantheon Visit
  • Vatican City Visit
  • Vatican Museum Visit
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Christian Catacombs
  • Borghese Gallery
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
Day 7
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.

Optional activities:

  • Colosseum Visit
  • Roman Forum Visit
  • Vatican City Visit
  • Pantheon Visit
  • Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

Meals: breakfast

Day 8
Rome - Florence
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.

Transport: Train

Included activities: Migrantour Rome

Optional activities:

  • Mercato Centrale (Mercato di San Lorenzo) Visit
  • Piazzale Michelangelo Walk
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.

Optional activities:

  • Ponte Vecchio Visit
  • Piazzale Michelangelo Walk
  • Mercato Centrale (Mercato di San Lorenzo) Visit
  • Medici Chapels Visit
  • Siena Visit
  • Il Duomo di Firenze Visit
  • National Museum of Bargello
  • Uffizi Gallery Visit
Day 10
Florence - Venice
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.

Transport: Train

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Murano and Burano Islands Visit
  • Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) Visit
  • Gondola Ride
  • Campanile San Marco Lookout
  • Guggenheim Museum Visit
  • Saint Mark's Square and Basilica Visit
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.

Transport: Minibus

Optional activities:

  • Tivoli Park
  • Ljubjana Castle & Funicular
  • Metelkova Mesto District
  • Preseren Square
Day 12
Ljubljana - Vienna
Catch the train to Vienna. Take a short orientation walk around this incredible city.

Transport: Local train

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Day 13
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.

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Saint Stephen's Cathedral Visit
  • Vienna Boys' Choir Visit
  • Schönbrunn Palace Visit/Tour
  • Vienna State Opera House Visit
  • Belvedere Gallery Visit
  • View Lipizzaner Horses at Spanish Riding School of Vienna
Day 14
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.

Transport: Train

Included activities: Orientation Walk, Big Night Out

Optional activities:

  • Thermal Baths Visit
  • Buda Castle Visit
  • Hungarian State Opera House
  • Chain Bridge
  • Great Market Hall Visit
  • Parliament Building Visit
  • Hungarian National Museum
  • Budapest Bike Tour
Day 15
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.

Optional activities:

  • Buda Castle Visit
  • Thermal Baths Visit
  • Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
Day 16
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.

Transport: Overnight train (beds)

Optional activities:

  • Budapest Bike Tour
  • Thermal Baths Visit
  • Buda Castle Visit
  • Hungarian National Museum
  • Parliament Building Visit
  • Great Market Hall Visit
  • Chain Bridge
  • Hungarian State Opera House
Day 17
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.

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Visit
  • Wieliczka Salt Mines Visit
  • Old Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz)
  • Rynek Underground Museum
  • Bar Mleczny (Milk Bar) Meal
  • Wawel Royal Castle
Day 18
Kraków - Prague
Day train to Prague, then enjoy an orientation walk around town including a visit to a genuine beer hall.

Transport: Train

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Museum of Communism
  • Prague Ghetto (Josefov/Jewish Quarter) Visit
  • Petřín Hill Hike
  • Letná Beer Garden Visit
  • Old Town Hall and Clock Tower
  • Old Town Visit
  • Charles Bridge Visit
  • Prague Castle (Hradčany) Visit
  • Kafka Museum
  • Mucha Museum
Day 19
Prague
Free day for exploration—check out the Prague castle complex or walk the cobblestone streets through the old town and Jewish ghetto.

Optional activities:

  • Prague Castle (Hradčany) Visit
  • Prague Ghetto (Josefov/Jewish Quarter) Visit
  • Charles Bridge Visit
  • Malá Strana Visit
  • Petřín Hill Hike
  • Letná Beer Garden Visit
  • Old Town Visit
Day 20
Prague - Berlin
Take a train to Germany and enjoy an orientation walk in Berlin. Check out the city's vibrant nightlife.

Transport: Train

Included activities: Orientation Walk, Big Night Out

Optional activities:

  • East Side Gallery Visit Along Berlin Wall
  • Checkpoint Charlie Museum Visit
  • Brandenburg Gate Visit
  • Reichstag Visit
  • Television Tower (Fernsehturm) Visit
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
Day 21
Berlin
Depart at any time.

Optional activities:

  • East Side Gallery Visit Along Berlin Wall
  • Pergamon Museum
  • Schloss Charlottenburg Palace
  • Reichstag Visit
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Brandenburg Gate Visit
  • TV Tower Visit
  • German Historical Museum
  • Checkpoint Charlie Museum Visit
  • Judisches Museum Visit

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