Europe Explorer Overview

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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      USD $5,875
      CAD $6,255
      AUD $6,495
      EUR €4,470
      GBP £3,790
      NZD $7,305
      ZAR R59,120
      CHF FR5,395
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  • 2015-01-01 - 2016-12-31

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
  • 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
  • Strut and smoulder through the chic boulevards of Paris
  • 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 (10 nts), Hotel (16 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt), Pension (2 nts), Private apartment (2 nts)
  • Transport:

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

    580kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $5,875
    CAD $6,255
    AUD $6,495
    EUR €4,470
    GBP £3,790
    NZD $7,305
    ZAR R59,120
    CHF FR5,395
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $163
    CAD $173
    AUD $180
    EUR €124
    GBP £105
    NZD $202
    ZAR R1,642
    CHF FR149
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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 flavours emerging from the Catalan kitchens of the city’s many street-side restaurants. And let’s not forget about Barcelona’s pumping nightlife.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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      USD $5,875
      CAD $6,255
      AUD $6,495
      EUR €4,470
      GBP £3,790
      NZD $7,305
      ZAR R59,120
      CHF FR5,395
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