London to Budapest on a Shoestring

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London to Budapest on a Shoestring
London to Budapest
Duration: 15 days
Tour code: EELJ

Highlights

Relax with a picnic in Paris, share a photo op at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, marvel at the grandeur of Venice, explore glaciers in Interlaken

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.

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 (14 nts, multi-share).

Included activities

G Adventures for Good: Migrantour Rome, Rome Big Night Out: 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.

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

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:

  • Siena Visit
  • Ponte Vecchio Visit
  • Piazzale Michelangelo Walk
  • Mercato Centrale (Mercato di San Lorenzo) Visit
  • Medici Chapels Visit
  • Uffizi Gallery Visit
  • Il Duomo di Firenze Visit
  • National Museum of Bargello
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
  • Preseren Square
  • Ljubjana Castle & Funicular
  • Metelkova Mesto District
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:

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

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

Optional activities:

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

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