G Adventures Rome to London on a Shoestring

20 days from Rome to London

Embark on this 20 day tour from Rome to London visiting Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom and Hungary with G Adventures.

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Length 20 Days
Code EIRS
Group Size Small Group - Max 16, avg 10.
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Overview

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.

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

Prices

Pricing Information

"Guaranteed" refers to departures that are confirmed for departure. Pricing is Per Person.

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Day 1 Rome

    Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: 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

  • Day 2
    Day 2 Rome/Florence

    Explore a different side of Rome on a walking tour led by a migrant guide and see Rome through the eyes of a recent newcomer to Italy. Leave Rome behind and head towards Florence. No city can boast of such artistic richness as this romantic Renaissance city. 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! Included Activities: Migrantour Rome Transport: Train (4.00 hour(s), 280km)

  • Day 3
    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.

  • Day 4
    Day 4 Florence/Venice

    Opt to take a ride in a gondola, visit Piazza San Marco, or discover the magic behind Murano glass. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (2.50 hour(s))

  • Day 5
    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 (2.75-3.00 hours, 240km)

  • Day 6
    Day 6 Ljubljana/Vienna

    Catch the train to Vienna. Take a short orientation walk around this incredible city. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local train (3.45-4.50 hours, 380km)

  • Day 7
    Day 7 Vienna

    After tiring yourself out with sightseeing, pop into a café, a Viennese institution. For a slice of local life, the cafés are good places to relax and get your bearings while deciding what to do next. A delicious café experience involves Gugelhupf, one of Vienna’s specialty cakes, and a cup of Melange (half coffee, half milk). Included Activities: Orientation Walk

  • Day 8
    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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Big Night Out Transport: Train (4.00 hour(s))

  • Day 9
    Day 9 Budapest

    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 10
    Day 10 Budapest/Kraków

    With the Danube River dividing old town, Buda, from the newer area, Pest, there is plenty to see and do. Transport: Overnight train (beds)

  • Day 11
    Day 11 Kraków

    Opt to visit Rynek Główny - Europe’s largest medieval market square; savour a traditional Polish breakfast (kielbasa, yum), or sit back with a coffee and a slice of Poland's famous cheesecake (sernik babci) at one of the many cafes in the area. Then, walk it off with a stroll uphill to marvel at the impressive Wawel Royal Castle. Included Activities: Orientation Walk

  • Day 12
    Day 12 Kraków/Prague

    Imagine a city lined with Bohemian art, beer halls offering the finest brews in the region, tranquil gardens, and ornate chapels - it's no wonder why visitors fall in love with this place. Take the afternoon and get lost. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (8.00 hour(s))

  • Day 13
    Day 13 Prague

    Enjoy all Prague has to offer. Opt to visit the famous Charles Bridge, the clock tower in the main square or a traditional Czech beer hall with serious helpings of meat and potatoes.

  • Day 14
    Day 14 Prague/Berlin

    Berlin is an amazing city with tangible historical importance and a melting pot of different cultures and flavours. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Big Night Out Transport: Train (5.00 hour(s))

  • Day 15
    Day 15 Berlin

    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 16
    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

  • Day 17
    Day 17 Berlin/Amsterdam

    Hop on a train and cross into the Netherlands. Transport: Train (6.50-7.00 hours)

  • Day 18
    Day 18 Amsterdam

    Head into a cozy bruin café or “eetcafé” (to the Dutch what pubs are to the British and Irish), local spots where friends gather to catch up over a beer or glass of house wine.

  • Day 19
    Day 19 Amsterdam/Bruges

    Jump on a bus from Amsterdam and head into Belgium, for a visit to the small medieval trading town of Bruges. Bruges is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and has remained practically unchanged since its heyday. Once inside the city walls, the town closes in around you with street after street of historic houses and a canal always nearby. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus (5.00 hour(s))

  • Day 20
    Day 20 Bruges/London

    Hop on a bus to London. Tour ends on arrival. Additional Notes: 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. Included Activities: Departure Day Transport: Local bus (5.00 hour(s))

Inclusions

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.

Tour Guide

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Meals

No meals included

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip.

Transport

Train, public bus, metro, walking.

Accommodation

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

Map

Notes

1.It is important to note that in Europe, all guiding is based around local guides all of whom are licensed to work only in a particular city. As such, our leaders are able to provide orientation walks which will show you the layout of each town and city as well as the location of local services such as post offices and laundromats, but are unable to legally share historical facts and figures in public places. 2. In Europe it is very rare to find elevators in train stations, hotels or other public places. We use public transport on this trip, which means you will need to carry your luggage from platform to platform, in and out of trains and buses etc. and also possibly up several flights of stairs. You will also need to be able to stow your luggage safely on trains and buses. It is therefore essential that you pack light and bring luggage which is compact and lightweight, and which you can easily transport. The carrying of your luggage remains your responsibility at all times. 3. COMBO TRIPS. Please note that this trip is a combination of multiple G Adventures tours. As such, the staff operating your tour may change between tour segments. You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour, between tour segments. 4.This trip has a fast-paced itinerary with some long transport days - please check the itinerary carefully before deciding if this trip suits your needs. 5. Please note that if you wish to visit popular museums such as the Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel) and Villa Borghese in Rome, and the Uffizi or Accademia Galleries in Florence, to avoid waiting in line for a long time (especially in high season May-September when it could be a question of hours!), it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. Tickets can be reserved online at www.weekendafirenze.com or by phone (+39) 055 294883 from Monday to Friday 8.30am-6.30pm, Saturday 8.30am-12.30pm. 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 11am on Day 10. For additional museum resources you might want to refer to this website, www.firenzemusei.it, for more information to plan your day in Florence. 6. This tour is expected to end at 6pm 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. 7. 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.

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

**Approximate Price per person based on Double. For latest prices see Pricing Tab