Rome to London on a Shoestring

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Rome to London on a Shoestring
Rome to London
Duration: 20 days
Tour code: EIRS

Highlights

Visit Budapest and opt to soak in the famous thermal baths, enjoy a pint or two at a Berlin beer hall, stroll down cobblestone streets in Italy

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.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Meals

No meals included

Transport

Train, public bus, metro, walking.

Accommodation

Simple hotels/hostels (18 nts, multi-share), sleeper train (1 nt).

Included activities

Your G for Good Moment: Migrantour Rome, 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 Your Discover Moment: 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.

Itinerary

Day 1
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!

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
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 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
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 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
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
Berlin
Free time to explore the city's many attractions such as the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum.

Optional activities:

  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Brandenburg Gate Visit
  • Checkpoint Charlie Museum Visit
  • East Side Gallery Visit Along Berlin Wall
  • Reichstag Visit
  • Television Tower (Fernsehturm) Visit
  • Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
Day 16
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.

Included activities: Bike Tour

Optional activities:

  • East Side Gallery Visit Along Berlin Wall
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Checkpoint Charlie Museum Visit
  • Brandenburg Gate Visit
  • Reichstag Visit
  • Television Tower (Fernsehturm) Visit
Day 17
Berlin - Amsterdam
Hop on a train and cross into the Netherlands.

Transport: Train

Optional activities:

  • Red Light District Visit
  • Oude Kerk
  • Rijksmuseum Visit
  • Van Gogh Museum
Day 18
Amsterdam
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.

Optional activities:

  • Rijksmuseum Visit
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Anne Frank House Visit
  • Red Light District Visit
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Boat Tour
  • Oude Kerk
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Heineken Museum
Day 19
Amsterdam - Bruges
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!

Transport: Local bus

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Guided Bike Tour
  • Brewery Tour
  • Belfry Tower of Bruges
  • Bruges Beer Museum
  • Bruges Canal Cruise
Day 20
Bruges - London
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.

Transport: Local bus

Included activities: Departure Day

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