Rome to Budapest on a Shoestring

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Rome to Budapest on a Shoestring
Rome to Budapest
9 days
Tour code: EIRH


Devour delicious Italian cuisine, waltz through Vienna, party across Europe, stroll the history-filled streets of European capitals

This trip is perfect for the young, budget-conscious traveller eager to check a bunch of boxes off their travelling to-do list in one fell swoop. Beginning in Rome — the crucible of Western civilization — and wrapping up in beautiful Budapest, you’ll sample the regional specialties and delicious wines of Italy, get in touch with the continent’s rich culture in famed museums and galleries, and compare dance floors in the nightclubs of Europe’s party capitals.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.


No meals included


Train, public bus, metro, walking.


Simple hotels/hostels (8 nts, multi-share).

Included activities

Your G for Good Moment: Migrantour Rome, Rome Your Discover Moment: Florence Your Discover Moment: Venice Your Big Night Out Moment: Budapest. Orientation walks of Venice, Vienna, and Budapest. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Day 1
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!

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Optional activities:

  • Borghese Gallery
  • Christian Catacombs
  • Pantheon Visit
  • Roman Forum Visit
  • Trastevere Visit
Day 2
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 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
Ljubljana - Vienna
Catch the train to Vienna. Take a short orientation walk around this incredible city.

Transport: Local train

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Day 7
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 8
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 9
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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