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European Escape

Discover the best of Europe on this 20 day group adventure

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Group Size: Max 16, avg 10.

Trip code: EIRF

Duration: 20 days

Epic 20 day European group tour
Start in Rome and end in Paris
See 10 European countries in 1 trip!

Go on the trip of a lifetime as you start your adventures in Rome before travelling all the way through wonderful European gems, ticking them off your bucket list as you go. Enjoy a jam-packed 20 day itinerary, meet like-minded people who love to travel, and visit the most spectacular of cities including Venice, Budapest, Krakow and Bruges. Stroll through fairytale like cobblestone streets, experience different cultures, sip on a beer or two and cycle along the pretty canals of Amsterdam and finish the trip in the eternal city of Paris. This is a trip you will never forget! Why not get packing today?

Trip highlights

  • Soak in the famous thermal baths of Budapest
  • Enjoy Italian foodie heaven in Rome
  • Wander through beautiful cobblestone streets in medieval Bruges
  • Uncover the European hidden gem of Krakow
  • Sip on some of the best beer in picturesque Prague
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What's included
  • 19 nights accommodation
  • Trip guide
  • Migrantour in Rome
  • Local cafe visit in Budapest
  • Night out in Budapest and Prague
  • Visit to a traditional beer hall, Prague
  • Bicycle tour around Berlin
  • Orientation walks in Venice, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Prague, Berlin & Bruges
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Optional activities
  • All meals, snacks & drinks
  • Airport transfers
Further trip information

Day 1: Rome - Goodbye home, hello Rome! Wander through the vibrant streets, awesome artwork and haunting ruins of Italy’s famous capital. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, enjoy some foodie heaven, before meeting your group for a welcome meeting this evening.

Days 2-3: Florence - See where the Renaissance began and be enchanted by the charm of this irresistible city. Explore the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Indipendenza, world-class art and the Duomo as you uncover more Italian culture.

Day 4: Venice - Walk along the old canals and take in the extraordinary wonders of the floating masterpiece of Venice. Why not enjoy a gondola ride or relax St Mark’s Square?

Day 5: Ljubljana - Wander through the peaceful leafy banks of the Ljubljanica River, dotted with little cafes in this eco-friendly city. Experience the nightlife from terraced seating and people-watch as Slovenian pedestrians and cyclists pass you by. 

Days 6-7: Vienna – Discover the baroque architecture and spectacular palaces amongst this city’s artistic and musical atmosphere. Sip some coffee and walk through grand museums and gardens.

Days 8-10: Budapest - Check out the spectacular Parliament building, take a dip in the thermal baths and hit the ruin pubs and vibrant bar scene on the Danube. Stroll past stunning castles and architecture as you take in the beauty of Budapest over the next few days.

Day 11: Krakow - Discover the hidden European gem of Krakow. Wander through cobbled streets packed with horse-pulled carriages, epic squares surrounded by gorgeous architecture and enchanting castles that look straight from a fairytale!

Days 12-13: Prague - Enjoy some of the best beer in Europe and uncover the beautiful spires and orange-topped roofs of this stunning city. See the John Lennon Wall, visit the Clock Tower in the beautiful Old Town, and try out the city’s famous nightlife.

Days 14-16: Berlin - Journey to Berlin over the next few days. Spend free time roaming the glam and grit of Berlin’s historical streets. Visit The Berlin Wall Memorial and stop by Brandenburg Gate. Then opt to head out and see the hotspots of German nightlife in the buzz of the city.

Days 17-18: Amsterdam - Explore the intricate canals of Amsterdam, wander around magnificent museums and see the infamous Red Light District for yourself. Why not cycle like a local to a nearby cosy bruin cafe? 

Day 19: Bruges - Indulge in some free time around the area with a Belgian waffle or two and wander through the fairytale like medieval town. Stop by for a local brew and visit a traditional chocolate shop.

Day 20: Paris - Journey to Paris today with your group on a bus as your epic trek through amazing European destinations comes to an end today!

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Facebook Group Discussion

Hi is anyone booked onto the Italian escape on June 11th for 15 days. Going on my own so looking forward to meeting some new people! 🤭

Anyone else thinking of doing the Europe Express on the 3rd till 13th of June? And solo travelling? 😊

Hi, I've booked the Spain, Portugal and Morocco for 11th August, anyone else?

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Arrival information

You should arrive into Rome on day 1 of the trip in time for a welcome meeting at 6pm. There is no transfer included so you will need to make your own way to your accommodation which is easy to do by public transport. 

On day 20, you will travel on a bus from Bruges to Paris. The trip is expected to end at approximately 6.30pm upon arrival in Paris. Travellers should plan onward travel after 10pm in Paris on day 20, in case of traffic delays. Most travelers will spend the night in Paris and travel onwards the following day.

Accommodation & meals

During your trip you will stay for 18 nights in single-sex multi-share simple hotels and hostels. Most rooms will be 4-6 per room. There is also 1 night on a sleeper train.

Meals are not included on this trip.

Minimum age & eligibility

The  minimum age to travel is 18 years old. This trip is designed for 18-39 year olds.

UK citizens can travel to countries in the European Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. Visits to Schengen countries within the previous 180 days before you travel count towards your 90 days. Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after your trip.

All visa, passport and entry requirements are subject to change so we recommend travellers check the most up to date information with the relevant embassies before travel.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.