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- Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower in Paris before driving through the breathtaking Swiss Alps
- Discover the romance and charm of Italy’s most famous cities: Florence, Rome, and Venice
- Soak up the sunshine with some beach time in Croatia and see the sights in Hungary
- Learn the history and discover the delicious food of Poland and the Czech Republic
- Party hard and enjoy the artsy culture in the beautiful German cities of Berlin and Hamburg
- Hang out in the chicest city haunts in Copenhagen and dine on a canal cruise in Amsterdam
Take a round trip through some of Europe’s top destinations as you travel from the UK to France, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands on an epic 26-day road trip with included travel from London. You’ll get to tour city highlights in all the major cities, enjoy unique experiences in each country, and try a host of culinary delights on your way. With plenty of time at each stop, you’re free to explore at your leisure, with plenty of optional activities to keep you entertained along the way. Get swept up in the romance of places like Paris, Florence, Rome, and Venice, enjoy the outdoor living in the Swiss Alps and in Croatia’s beachside resort of Pula, party hard in Berlin and Amsterdam, and take in the history and culture of Budapest, Krakow, and Prague – all with a group of new travel pals!
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Day 1: London to Paris
Meet up with the rest of your group and your tour leader in London early this morning, ready to make the journey to Dover to cross the Channel to France. On arrival, we'll make our way to the country's capital and take a guided tour of some of Paris's highlights. This evening, we’ll sit beside the Eiffel Tower to enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic.
Day 2: Paris
Discover some of the city's most charming spots from Notre Dame to Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre, then go and discover the city's famous history and arts scene in the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and Petit Palais. This afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to go on an optional bicycle tour. Tonight, you could go to a cabaret show or take an evening cruise along the Seine.
Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps
We'll say goodbye to France today as we make our way across the border and into Switzerland via the Swiss Alps. Climbing the winding mountain roads up into the snowy peaks, we'll head for the pretty village of Lauterbrunnen. The local sights are quite something, as are the views across the Bernese Alps if you fancy taking the cable car to Schilthorn Mountain.
Day 4: Swiss Alps
See some of the Alps' most wonderful sights today by kicking things off with a ride along the historic Jungfraubahn railway until you reach the highest station in Europe as you approach the summit of Jungfrau Mountain. Book yourself a tandem skydive, hike along one of the many trails around Lauterbrunnen, visit Trummelbach Falls, or simply chill out at the accommodation's bar.
Day 5: Swiss Alps to Florence
Leaving Switzerland today, we’ll make the journey into Italy and Tuscany's capital of Florence. On our way, we'll stop off at Pisa, with an obligatory photo stop at the leaning tower before arriving at Florence. A beautiful and romantic city, Florence is steeped in Renaissance architecture, culture and artistic history. Enjoy a look around the city this evening before trying the local cuisine.
Day 6: Florence to Rome
Go on a guided tour of Florence with a local expert this morning beforethen making our way to Orvieto to take a look around some of the Medieval and 16th-century buildings.Later, we’ll arrive in Rome, where we'll take a walking tour of the city's best bits, from the Trevi Fountain to the Victor Emanuel II Monument, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, and the mighty Colosseum.
Day 7: Rome
You'll have plenty of time to yourself today to get out into the 'Eternal City' to explore, so take it all in at your own pace. Why not pamper yourself at one of the incredible spas before heading into the heart of the city for a bit of boutique shopping and to sample some world-class food? You'll also have the opportunity to join an optional tour to the Vatican – the smallest country in the world.
Day 8: Rome to Venice
Leaving Rome, we'll make our way to beautiful Verona where we'll go on a magical walking tour of Romeo and Juliet country, even getting to stop at the 14th-century balcony said to belong to Juliet's bedroom. Afterwards, we'll head over to the waterways and islands that make up the unique landscape of Venice.
Day 9: Venice
Get to explore Venice with a guided walking tour of the city this morning and follow your guide through picturesque alleyways, bustling piazzas, and iconic squares. We'll pick our way through some of Venice's most recognisable streets and learn more about the city's past and future and then head off to ride up and down the Grand Canal on an included vaporetto ride.
Day 10: Venice to Pula
We'll say arrivederci to Italy today as we cross yet another border into Slovenia on route to Croatia. In fact, we'll even have time to stop off and explore the spectacular Postojna Caves, one of Europe's largest cave networks. Later, we'll cross into Croatia and make our way south to the seaside town of Pula.
Day 11-12: Pula
The next two days are all yours to soak up some sunshine and let your hair down with some proper beach time. You'll get to sun it up on Pula's sandy beaches, swim in the sparkling Adriatic or, if you're more of an adventurer, head north of the city to walk the trails and discover the abundant wildlife on the collection of wooded islands that make up Brijuni National Park.
Day 13: Pula to Budapest
Today we'll make our way over to the next country on the list as we travel from Croatia into Hungary, making our way to Budapest. We'll get our bearings with a driven tour of the city on arrival, to see the highlights from both Buda, the historic side of the city, and Pest, the more modern part separated only by the River Danube.
Day 14: Budapest
Spending another day in Hungary's fascinating capital, you'll get to explore the city's best bits for yourself. Flit between both sides of Budapest, checking out the beautiful Castle District set along Buda's old cobbled streets, or go and soak your muscles in the hot thermal baths. Over on the other side of town, hit the shops and then round off your day with a night in Budapest's famous 'dive' bars.
Day 15: Budapest to Krakow
Another day, another country – today we're headed for Poland! Making our way into the heart of the ancient city of Krakow, we'll check out the place from the comfort of our tour bus as we drive around the city's Old Town landmarks, from Wawel Castle to Market Square, Cloth Hall, and St Mary's Basilica.
Day 16: Krakow
You'll have a whole day to yourself to discover Krakow today, why not start your day with a horse-drawn carriage ride before taking a look around the historic Old Town to marvel at the wonderfully preserved old buildings?Or make your way over to Oskar Schindler's factory Museum. Make sure you fit in a visit to Wawel Castle and grab some bargains in Market Square.
Day 17: Krakow to Prague
We'll begin today with a sombre and eye-opening tour of the former concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau where a local guide will walk the group around the grounds and explain a bit more about the exhibits. Afterwards, we'll make the journey to the Czech Republic, and into Prague. On arrival, we'll enjoy a group dinner before taking a walking tour of the city with our guide.
Day 18: Prague
Enjoy another free day today as you take a wander through Prague's picturesque cobbled streets. You could start your day with a trip to the Old Town to peruse artisanal shops and street markets, climb the castle tower for views across the city, watch a traditional puppet show, or take a tram up to the Jewish Quarter.
Day 19: Prague to Berlin
Heading out of Prague today, we'll make our way through Germany, stopping in Saxony, at the region's capital, Dresden, to marvel at the once destroyed city in WWII, since restored to its former glory. Heading onwards to Berlin, we'll take a walking tour of the city once divided by the Berlin Wall and see some of the capital's most famous sites.
Day 20: Berlin
There's an optional Third Reich walking tour if you'd like to learn more about the city's past, but otherwise spend the day lapping up the culture and diversity of this great city – Berlin isn't all about WWII memorabilia, so explore the city's top spots, from the iconic TV Tower, East Side Gallery, and Oberbaum Bridge to the huge number of museums and art galleries.The nightlife is pretty epic, too!
Day 21: Berlin to Copenhagen
Crossing another country off the list today, we'll head into Denmark and sail into the country’s capital by ferry. Arriving in Copenhagen, we’ll take a driven city tour to discover some of the city’s top attractions, before heading into the centre to find good food and beer – an easy task in this city!
Day 22: Copenhagen
Roam free in the city today and discover Copenhagen’s effortless charm for yourself. You might fancy strolling the chicest streets and picking up a few mementos from the string of cool boutique shops here, followed by a few leisurely drinks along Nyhavn, or you might prefer to get the tourist map out and find yourself walking through Tivoli Gardens, Grundtvig Church, or Rosenborg Castle.
Day 23: Copenhagen to Hamburg
You might have thought we’d left Germany behind, but actually we’re popping back there today; this time heading for Hamburg. We’ll tour the city on the bus while our guide points out different landmarks and tells us a bit more about the area, then we’ll jump off and do a bit of exploring of our own. This evening, enjoy awesome food, drinks, and live music.
Day 24: Hamburg to Amsterdam
Leaving Germany once more, today we’ll make our way to the final country on our incredible Euro road trip – the Netherlands. We’ll stop on route at a farm to find out how the Dutch make their favourite cheese and for a clog-making demonstration, too! Afterwards, we’ll continue our journey to the country’s capital, Amsterdam. This afternoon, we’ll tour the city with our guide.
Day 25: Amsterdam
Explore ‘til your heart’s content today with free time in this fabulous city. The best way, by far, is to hire a bike and ride around Amsterdam like the locals. Visit Anne Frank’s House, the Van Gogh Museum, or Rijksmuseum or go on the popular Heineken Experience if you’re into your beer. Later, we’ll board a boatand enjoy a farewell dinner as we cruise along the city’s canals.
Day 26: Amsterdam to London
It’s the last day of the trip today, so after packing up and waving goodbye to Amsterdam, we’ll board the bus and make our way to Calais to catch the ferry back to the UK. The trip ends in London this evening.
- 25 nights' accommodation
- 25 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 11 dinners
- English Channel ferry crossings
- Knowledgeable tour guide
- Dedicated driver and onboard chef
- Air-conditioned coach
- Free onboard Wi-fi
- Guided tours in all major cities
- Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower
- Vaporetto ride in Venice
- Local guide in Florence
- Guided tour of Auschwitz Birkenau
- Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam
- Dutch cheese demonstration
- Clog making masterclass
- 24/7 emergency support
- Travel insurance
- Some meals
- Optional activities
Your accommodation for 25 nights is included on this trip. You'll spend 16 nights camping and 9 nights in multi-share hostel accommodation.
During campsite stays, you'll be sharing a comfortable twin dome tent with another member of the group, so let us know if you're travelling with a friend or partner so we can make sure you're paired together. If you're a solo traveller, you'll share with another member of the group of the same sex. You'll be provided with all the camping equipment necessary, including an inflatable mattress, and will be shown how to put up your tent – you'll be expected to pitch your own tent at each campsite. A few of the campsites have shops, bars, restaurants, and swimming pools in the grounds, while others are simpler with basic showering facilities.
During hostel stays, you'll share a dorm-style room with between 3 and 5 other people of the same sex. Hostels are often pretty basic, but all come with decent shower facilities and common areas. They'll also be based in great, central locations, so getting out and exploring will be easy.
The cost of this trip includes breakfast every morning (apart from day one), which will either be prepared for you by the group chef or made for you at your accommodation. You'll also receive 13 lunches and 11 dinners, most of which will be prepared for you, others might be at local restaurants. Food prepared for you will be made with fresh, local ingredients. Please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary requirements at time of booking. All other food and drink can be purchased locally in each destination, which is half the fun of travelling and trying new things.
The tour begins in London very early on your programme start date (day 1 of the itinerary). Due to this early start, we recommend that you travel down the night before and book a night of accommodation at your own cost. Alternatively, you can join the trip in Paris at 5pm on day 1 – contact us for details. The tour ends back in London at approximately 9pm on your programme end date (day 28 of the itinerary).
The minimum age for this trip is 18 years, the maximum is 39 years. .
Depending on your nationality, you may require a visa to enter certain countries. It is your responsibility to obtain these prior to the departure of the trip. British passport holders don’t currently need a visa to visit European countries, but it is recommended that your passport has at least six months’ validity remaining from the first date of travel.
Do I Need Travel Insurance?
Yes. Travel insurance is a requirement for all of our trips and you’ll need to provide insurance details in your online account before you travel. Talk to us about this when you book for full terms and conditions – we can get a quote for you from our insurance partners if you like.
Do I Need To Bring My Own Sleeping Bag?
Yes! You’ll be camping for 8 nights during this trip, so a sleeping bag is essential. An inflatable mattress will be provided, as will all your camping gear.
Is Wi-fi Available On The Coach?
Wi-fi and charging points are available on the coach, so you can use your devices whilst travelling between destinations.