Europe by Train
Europe's most iconic highlights by rail
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Group Size: Max. 20
Trip code: TTEE
Duration: 10 or 20 days
Embark on the ultimate European adventure with this incredible train trip. From Berlin’s hipster hangouts and Budapest’s ruin bars to the Eiffel Tower and Prague’s fairytale castle, you’ll get a taste of Europe’s modern street culture as well as its historic highlights. We’ve included tons of activities to make your trip the best ever. We’re talking an underground tour of Amsterdam, chocolate making in Vienna, and a visit to Berlin’s East Side Gallery. With rail travel throughout, it’s an eco-friendly way to explore one of the world’s most exciting continents, and with two trip lengths to choose from, you can tailor your trip to suit you!
- Take a gondola ride on Venice’s winding backwaters
- Soak in Budapest’s famous thermal baths and spend the night in its quirky ruin bars
- Cycle round beautiful Lake Bled and soak up the alpine views from Lake Bled viewpoint
- Explore historic Vienna and make your own sweet treats at a chocolate workshop
- Dive into Berlin with a visit to the Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Wall
Day 1: London. From the iconic red bus to Notting Hill’s colourful markets, London is easily one of the world’s greatest cities. Check in to our starting accommodation before heading out to explore. This evening, meet the gang for a welcome talk followed by dinner and drinks.
Day 2: London to Paris (France). Hop on the Eurostar and head under the Channel to the City of Love. Freshen up at our Parisian hostel before exploring. Check out some of the chic boutiques, pop into a patisserie, or grab a glass of wine in one of the cute local bistros.
Day 3: Paris. Today’s all about delving deep into the most romantic city on Earth. Catch sight of the Arc du Triomphe, and, snap some selfies with the Eiffel Tower before heading to charming Montmartre. Discover the Sacré-Cœur, check out the Moulin Rouge, or just chill with a café au lait.
Day 4: Paris to Amsterdam (Netherlands). Hop on the train to Amsterdam. With a laid-back vibe, buzzing markets and a legendary nightlife, Amsterdam is the kind of place everybody needs to experience at least once. Drop your bag at the hostel before a bar crawl in the infamous Red-Light District.
Day 5: Amsterdam. Uncover Amsterdam’s secrets with an ‘underground tour’ led by a local guide who used to live on the streets. Explore the city at your own pace this afternoon before hitting the canals on a boozy cruise!
Day 6: Amsterdam to Berlin (Germany). Hit the rails again today to Berlin. Get comfy in your carriage and catch up on some sleep before arriving in the German capital. Check into our cosy hostel in the Mitte district before heading out for a currywurst and a stein!
Day 7: Berlin. Take a deep dive into beautiful Berlin today, starting with a fascinating walking tour including the Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, the Berlin Wall, and Checkpoint Charlie. After lunch we’ll check out the colourful graffiti art at the East Side Gallery before going large this evening.
Day 8: Berlin to Prague (Czech Republic). We’ll spend most of today travelling, so you’ll have plenty of time to snooze or to take in the gorgeous scenery with your new pals before arriving in picturesque Prague. Drop your bags and head out to explore its cobbled streets and sample some of the best beer in Europe.
Day 9: Prague. Spend this morning exploring the city’s stunning Old Town before crossing the iconic Charles Bridge and taking a guided tour of the fairy-tale castle. You’ll have a free afternoon to pick up some souvenirs, sample some knedlíky, or just sit in the sun with a beer.
Day 10: Prague to Budapest (Hungary) or trip end. If you’re on the 10-day trip, we’ll say goodbye to you after breakfast. If you’ve chosen the longer itinerary, we’re on the train again to Budapest! Freshen up at the hostel and head out for some Hungarian fare.
Day 11: Budapest Baths. Head to Szechenyi Baths this morning. Sweat out the night before in the sauna, soak in the therapeutic water and take in the Budapest views. Tonight we’ll experience another Budapest institution with some drinks in one of the city’s famous ruin bars!
Day 12: Budapest nightlife. Spend the morning chilling then head out to explore the city this afternoon. This evening, take a night cruise on the Danube and see Budapest’s twinkling lights from the river. Then enjoy a big night out Budapest style!
Day 13: Budapest to Vienna (Austria). See you Budapest – Vienna is calling! We’ll take a wander round the “City of Music”, check out the sights, and maybe sample some sachertorte. This evening, we’ll get together for some drinks as the sun goes down
Day 14: Vienna chocolate making. As well as being a musical Mecca, Vienna is heaven for chocolate lovers. Channel your inner Willy Wonka today with a mega chocolate making session. Then get ready for another night out with your mates.
Day 15: Vienna to Lake Bled (Slovenia). We’re training it to Slovenia today. Lake Bled is an instagram lovers dream, with the iconic Bled Castle at its heart and snow capped mountains in the background. Take a dip at the lido, or trek to Bled Castle viewpoint. Then watch the sun set over the lake with your fellow travellers.
Day 16: Lake Bled bike fun. We’ll spend today cycling around the lake, making plenty of pit stops to refuel. This afternoon, we’ve got a ton of adrenaline-fuelled optional activities on offer, including a thrilling rafting experience, and a kayaking session.
Day 17: Lake Bled to Venice (Italy). Spend the morning enjoying a last bit of lake life before getting back on the rails to Venice. With its marble palazzos, iconic piazzas, and the majestic Grand Canal, it’s one of the world’s great destinations. Drop your bag and head out for some dinner and drinks.
Day 18: Venice gondola ride. We’ve lined up a gondolier to show you some of the city’s most enchanting sights from the water today. Then spend the afternoon wandering the streets, taking in the city’s architectural marvels and snacking on mouth-watering Italian cuisine.
Day 19: Venice to Milan. We’re headed to our final stop – magical Milan! Our first stop is the jaw-dropping Duomo, followed by the Palazzo Morando, a 16th-century palazzo in the heart of Milan’s glitziest fashion district. After a day packed with culture, head out for a last big night with the gang.
Day 20: Milan. It’s time to say our goodbyes and head our separate ways. We’ve loved having you!
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This trip begins in London and you’ll need to make your own way to the trip start point (details provided in your pre-departure pack). The nearest train station is London Bridge.
If you’re on the shorter trip, your adventure ends on day 10 in Prague. Return airport transfers are not included but your tour guide can help with arranging onward transport. The nearest airport is Vaclav Havel (PRG). If you’re on the longer tour, your trip ends on day 20 in Milan. Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is the closest airport.
All accommodation is included on this trip. You’ll stay in dorm-style rooms with 4-8 beds per dorm and it’s possible that these will be mixed sex. The dorms will be for our exclusive use so you will only ever be sharing with other people on the same trip. Some of the accommodation will have shared bathrooms, located outside the dorms.
8 breakfasts are included on the 10-day trip and 12 on the 20-day option. You’ll need to source all other meals yourself. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.
You must be 18 years old to take part in this trip. This trip is designed for travellers aged 18-35.
British passport holders do not need a visa for short trips to the EU or countries in the Schengen area. Your passport must have a date of issue less than 10 years before the date you arrive and have an expiry date at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave.
Please note: Visa rules are subject to change. You should check before travelling