Europe Explorer Itinerary

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

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      CAD $6,255
      AUD $6,495
      EUR €4,470
      GBP £3,790
      NZD $7,305
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      CHF FR5,395
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Vienna, Austria

The famous Michelangelo, Florence

Eiffel tower, Paris

Cesky Krumlov

Spanish Tapas

Budapest Parliament Building

Tourist enjoying a Mitte Bar

Moulin Rouge - Paris

Cinque Terre coast

View of Pest skyline

Tuscan landscape

Berlin Wall

Bled lake

Fiat 500 in Rome

Leaning tower of Pisa

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 flavours emerging from the Catalan kitchens of the city’s many street-side restaurants. And let’s not forget about Barcelona’s pumping nightlife.
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Days 3-4 Avignon

Sit window-side as your train glides effortlessly through Provence’s manicured vineyards, fields of lavender and tabletop mountains en route to elegant Avignon. Spend a few days admiring Avignon’s ancient churches and architectural beauty, uncovering its history and medieval background.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Days 5-7 Paris

Ah Paris, beautiful Paris – a city so easy to return to. If not for the famous monuments and fusion of old-world architecture and modernist art, then for the delicate cuisine and exquisite boutiques. Stroll the cobbled lanes between the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, witnessing the beauty of these iconic streets and the Parisian life that pours out of the shops and cafés.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Day 8 Luxembourg

Stroll the cobbled streets of Luxembourg City’s Old Town and discover why this pint-sized capital packs much more of a punch than its size would suggest.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 9-10 Brussels

Waffles and chocolates, fries and beer – Brussels is gastronomy headquarters. Discover the city’s raw vitality and impressive monuments, while uncovering its old-world charm.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Days 11-13 Amsterdam

This instantly likeable city charms visitors with its trendy lifestyle and picturesque canals. Learn about the heart-tugging life of Anne Frank at the museum bearing her name, then dive into the mind of one the world’s most famous painters at the Van Gogh Museum.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 14-16 Berlin

This electric city is the perfect combination of grunge and class. Berlin will have you face-to-face with history at every corner, drinking at uber-cool bars and chowing down on sublime German soul food.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 17-18 Krakow

Arrive in Krakow and head down to Rynek Glowny for a spot of people-watching or seek out some solace in St Mary’s Church. In free time, maybe pay a visit to Wawel Castle - a superb testament to the country's royal past. Or, for a sombre interlude, take a day trip to Auschwitz to uncover tragic tales from WWII.
ACCOM: Pension - 2

Days 19-20 Prague

Head west to the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. Explore the narrow hallways of the mysterious Prague Castle, visit the resting place of Franz Kafka's in the Jewish Quarter or strike up a conversation with locals at an underground absinthe bar.
ACCOM: Private apartment - 2

Day 21 Cesky Krumlov

Enjoy the cultural environs of Cesky Krumlov, a bohemian town nestled in a bend of the Vltava River. Wander through a confusion of cobbled alleys by day and enjoy the friendly array of restaurants and bars by night.
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Days 22-23 Vienna

Travel to Vienna and discover a city with a vibrant artistic soul. Art lovers will relish the abundance of quality museums while for history buffs, the fascinating story of the Habsburg family can be revealed on a visit to two of Austria's most stunning palaces, Hofburg and Schonbrunn. Perhaps enjoy the dulcet tones of operatic performers at a night-time theatre show.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Days 24-25 Budapest

Discover how Budapest has experienced something of a renaissance since the Iron Curtain was lifted. Maybe hire a bike and explore the grand boulevards, climb Gellert Hill for spectacular views of the Danube, sample rich Hungarian food or freak out at the House of Terror.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 26-27 Bled

Flex the muscles in one of the most popular lakeside cities in Slovenia. Go rafting, cycle to Vintgar Gorge or paddle out to Bled's island church to ring its bell and make a wish.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Days 28-30 Venice

Be romanced by the Bridge of Sighs and the Basilica di San Marco in this city of hidden treasures. In free time, peruse the Guggenheim Museum or perhaps enjoy the quintessential Venice experience – a gondola ride through narrow waterways.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 31-32 Cinque Terre

Travel to the Cinque Terre and be revitalised by the fresh sea breeze that drifts in off the Mediterranean. Take in glorious vistas while walking the coastal path, journeying past citrus orchards scattered over steep hillsides overlooking the sea. Explore rustic Italian villages, cool off in the warm coastal waters and be sure to make the most of the fresh local produce.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Days 33-34 Florence

Be captivated by the culture-rich atmosphere of Florence, from family-run vineyards on the outskirts of the city to the Duomo’s magnificent marble facade. View wonders of art in the Medici Chapels and the Uffizi Gallery, see the world’s most famous David in the Galleria dell'Accademia and climb uphill to Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy a golden sunset across the city's rooftops. In free time, perhaps venture to Pisa, Lucca or Siena on a day trip.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Days 35-36 Rome

Grab a gelato and take to the hectic streets of Rome. Visit the Colosseum, recharge with a slice of pizza and a strong espresso at the Piazza Navona or throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain and make a wish to return to the 'Eternal City'. Before the tour comes to an end, art-lovers should visit the Sistine Chapel to admire the timeless work of Michelangelo, while history buffs will enjoy a jaunt through the ancient halls of the Pantheon.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1