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Visit Spain, France, Germany, the Czech Republic and Italy on this epic journey that includes all the incredible cities of Europe, plus a host of better kept secrets in-between

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      USD $5,490
      CAD $5,565
      AUD $5,780
      EUR €3,995
      GBP £3,460
      NZD $6,855
      ZAR R52,620
      CHF FR4,960
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Europe Explorer.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Travel through Europe’s greatest cities from Barcelona to Rome

Saunter through some of Europe’s finest cities and landscapes on this memorable voyage from sultry Spain to ever-alluring Italy. Be romanced by enchanting scenery, seduced by stunning sights and beguiled by wining and dining experiences that know no rival. Crossing 12 countries in an easily paced 36 days, this trip will suit both those looking to discover Europe for the first time and veterans of the region just wanting to revisit their favourite haunts. Steeped in history, with regional cuisines to die for, this classic and quirky adventure is the ultimate foray into the European heartlands.

  • Explore Berlin’s eclectic art and bopping bar scenes
  • Gorge yourself silly on world-class chocolates in Brussels
  • Marvel at the masters in Florence
  • Partake in Budapest’s old-world charm
  • Pomp it up in Prague’s classy Old Town
  • Run amuck among Barcelona’s famed architectural wonders and steaming nightlife
  • Take to the rapids in the lakeside town of Bled
  • Walk the stunning Cinque Terre

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Finish:

    Rome, Italy
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    10 breakfasts, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (4 nts), Hostel (13 nts), Hotel (13 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt), Pension (2 nts), Private apartment (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private Bus, Train, Tram
  • Carbon emissions offset:

    441kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $5,490
    CAD $5,565
    AUD $5,780
    EUR €3,995
    GBP £3,460
    NZD $6,855
    ZAR R52,620
    CHF FR4,960
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $152
    CAD $154
    AUD $160
    EUR €110
    GBP £96
    NZD $190
    ZAR R1,461
    CHF FR137
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About Austria , Belgium , Czech Republic , France , Germany , Hungary , Italy , Luxembourg , The Netherlands , Poland , Slovenia , Spain

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Days 1-2 Barcelona

Explore Catalonia‘s capital city and be dazzled by its impressive display of Gothic architecture, thriving art scene and the delectable aromas floating from a variety of local streetside restaurants. Afterwards, get carried away by Barcelona's lively nightlife.

Days 3-4 Avignon

Relax on a train ride through picture-perfect Provence en route to elegant Avignon. Discover medieval architecture and ancient churches while walking or cycling through this charming riverside city.

Days 5-7 Paris

Paris is a city impossible to forget. From historical treasures and incredible museums, to iconic monuments and world-famous cuisine, Paris is sure to steal your heart. Stroll the cobbled lanes between the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, browse the beautiful boutiques or just sit riverside and admire the way the afternoon sun lights up the Seine.

Day 8 Luxembourg

Don't let Luxembourg's size fool you, this city packs an impressive cultural wallop. Stroll the cobbled streets of the Unesco-listed Old Town, visit the many galleries and museums, and wander along the promenade of Chemin de la Corniche, said to be 'Europe's most beautiful balcony'.

Days 9-10 Brussels

Discover Brussels' old-world charm in the bustling 15th-century Grand Place. Afterwards, perhaps peruse the world's largest collection of surrealist works by Rene Magritte, eat as many waffles as you possibly can or check out the cheeky Manneken Pis fountain-statue.

Days 11-13 Amsterdam

Travel across the border into Amsterdam, an instantly likeable city famous for its wealth of culture, charming canals, friendly locals and lively nightlife. Visit the extensive Van Gogh Museum for a glimpse into the life of this influential artist, or learn more about the heartbreaking story of Anne Frank at the museum bearing her name.

Days 14-16 Berlin

Vivacious, fast-paced, eclectic and uber-cool, Berlin has an arts scene the envy of Europe and a chequered history as grand as it is turbulent; it's the perfect combination of class and grunge. Explore the many memorials, see remnants of the Berlin Wall, indulge in some classic German cuisine or relax in a trendy bar with a local brew.

Days 17-18 Krakow

With a fascinating history and a charming World Heritage-listed old town, Krakow, the residence of Polish kings for centuries, has riches around very corner.

Days 19-20 Prague

Prague is an unforgettable city that has everyone in raptures. With a unique gallery of historic buildings and a charm that permeates from every stone, prepare for a cultural highlight.

Day 21 Cesky Krumlov

The picturesque medieval town of Cesky Krumlov is straight out of a fairytale. A stunning castle towers over the quaint old town, which boasts beautiful buildings and a confusion of cobbled alleyways.

Days 22-23 Vienna

Once the centre of the Habsburg Empire, Vienna is today a cosmopolitan city with music in the air and the grandeur of a golden past.

Days 24-25 Budapest

Budapest's grand architecture and boulevards evoke a time gone by, while glamorous stores and glitzy restaurants make this one of Europe's truly great cities.

Days 26-27 Bled

With a stunning lake, a glorious castle, an island that holds a gateway to wishes and a bevy of exhilarating outdoor activities, Bled is the true delight of Slovenia.

Days 28-30 Venice

Built over a hundred small islands connected by 400 bridges, Venice is an artistic masterpiece with charming canals, incredible architecture, an enticing cuisine and a fascinating cultural tradition.

Days 31-32 Cinque Terre

The breathtaking Cinque Terre showcases five charming villages, linked by ancient pathways and dramatic cliffs that drop into the rich blue waters of the Ligurian Sea.

Days 33-34 Florence

Awash with artistic treasures, Florence is Italy's most revered city for its Renaissance and religious masterpieces, enchanting historic centre and unsurpassed beauty.

Days 35-36 Rome

With timeworn ruins, extraordinary buildings and religious monuments around every corner, Rome is a true gem that seamlessly incorporates modern city life with ancient wonders.
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    • ZMRFC
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $5,490
      CAD $5,565
      AUD $5,780
      EUR €3,995
      GBP £3,460
      NZD $6,855
      ZAR R52,620
      CHF FR4,960
      *
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