Yolo: London to Budapest on a Shoestring (EELJ)

Countries Visited: Austria, France, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
Service Level: Basic
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character
  • Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction
  • Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
    Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Information Not Available
    Meals Included: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Pound the pavement in cities teeming with history, explore galleries and museums, discover medieval towns straight from fairytales, sample regional wines and cuisine, take in the nightlife across Europe.

    Description
    Experience the best of Europe with this 17-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, snap photos beside the Leaning Tower of Pisa, 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.
  • Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12967174

    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    17 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1LondonDay 1 London/Paris
    Meet in London before departing for Paris by train. Additional Notes: 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. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Train (3.00 hour(s))
    Day 2ParisDay 2 Paris (1B, 1L)
    Explore and discover the "je ne sais quoi" of the City of Lights. Paris has something for everyone and you can use your day here to picnic under the Eiffel Tower, explore the outstanding museums and churches, float down the Seine on a river cruise or people watch at one of the charming cafEs. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
    Day 3InterlakenDay 3 Paris/Interlaken (1B)
    Take a train from Paris to Interlaken, a small city in the Swiss Alps with breathtaking scenery. Transport: Train (8.00 hour(s))
    Days 4-5InterlakenDays 4-5 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. Dont miss the nightlife. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
    Day 6RomeDay 6 Interlaken/Rome (1B)
    Travel to Milan by train. Fashion and people watch on an included orientation walk of Milan. Overnight train to Rome. Additional Notes: Please note: If you are interested in seeing Leonardo Da Vincis most famous artwork, the Last Supper, it is essential that you make a booking in advance for this afternoon (Day 6). You can book either over the telephone or online. The contact details are: Telephone: +39 02 89421146 Web: www.cenacolovinciano.org. **Please make your appointment for 3pm onwards (in case of possible delays arriving from Interlaken).** Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (3.50-4.00 hours) Overnight train (beds) (9.00 hour(s))
    Day 7RomeDay 7 Rome
    Opt to check out the famous Roman sites from times past like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican and Pantheon. Dont miss the amazing Italian food, wine and nightlife. Additional Notes: It's a good idea to book a ticket to the Vatican online from home or with some advice from your CEO prior to arriving to Rome, as waiting until the day you arrive may well be too late!
    Day 8RomeDay 8 Rome (1B)
    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.
    Day 9ViareggioDay 9 Rome/Viareggio (1B)
    Stop by the Leaning Tower of Pisa en route to coastal Tuscany, using Viareggio as a base for exploration in the region. Included Activities: Leaning Tower of Pisa Visit Transport: Train (4.50 hour(s))
    Day 10ViareggioDay 10 Viareggio (1B)
    We include the Cinque Terre Day Pass, which gives access to trains and the entrance to the coastal path hike, which we recommend. However, it is up to you how you spend time in Cinque Terre. Included Activities: National Park Pass and Unlimited Train Ticket Cinque Terre Coastal Path Hike Transport: Train (1.50 hour(s)) Train (1.50 hour(s))
    Day 11ViareggioDay 11 Viareggio (1B)
    No city can boast of such artistic richness as the romantic Renaissance city of Florence. 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! Additional Notes: Please note that it is strongly advised to book tickets in advance for both the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries. The line-ups at these museums are always long and the time to visit them is limited due to the fact that Day 3 is a day trip to Florence. These tickets can be booked online from home before you leave at www.weekendafirenze.com or by phone (+39) 055 294883 from Monday to Friday 08:30-18.30, Saturday 08.30-12.30. If you are interested in purchasing tickets we recommend that you do so once your G Adventure trip is confirmed (up to 2 months before if possible), especially for the ever-popular Uffizi, and for any time after 11:00 the day your tour visits Florence. For additional museum resources, refer to this website, www.firenzemusei.it, for more information to plan your day in Florence. Transport: Train (2.00 hour(s)) Train (2.00 hour(s))
    Day 12VeniceDay 12 Viareggio/Venice (1B)
    To capture all Venice has to offer, go out the door of the hotel and keep walking. Wind around, check in with the map occasionally, and see if you can find your way to the major sites! Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (4.50 hour(s))
    Day 13ViennaDay 13 Venice/Vienna
    Opt to explore the artisan islands of Murano and Burano with their picturesque streets, visit the Basilica di San Marco or Doges Palace. Overnight train to Vienna. Transport: Overnight train (beds) (10.50-11.50 hours)
    Day 14ViennaDay 14 Vienna
    After tiring yourself out with sightseeing, pop into a cafE, a Viennese institution. For a slice of local life, the cafEs are good places to relax and get your bearings while deciding what to do next. A delicious cafE experience involves Gugelhupf, one of Vienna's specialty cakes, and a cup of Melange (half coffee, half milk). Included Activities: Orientation Walk
    Day 15ViennaDay 15 Vienna
    Enjoy another free day in Vienna.
    Day 16BudapestDay 16 Vienna/Budapest
    Orientation walk upon arrival, 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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (3.00 hour(s))
    Day 17BudapestDay 17 Budapest
    Want to see more of Budapests Book post-tour accommodation to experience all this city has to offer.
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