Embark on an epic European adventure on this journey from Barcelona to Berlin
This 11-day tour covers all of Western Europe’s greatest hits. After getting to know sizzling Barcelona, travel by train past fields of lavender and sunflowers to Avignon, a quintessential French town. Munch baguettes and gaze at the Eiffel Tower – preferably at the same time – in Paris and discover oh-so-pretty canals, gooey cheese and bike culture in Amsterdam before ending in trendy Berlin. Packed with plenty of free time to choose how you want to experience each destination and a knowledgeable local leader to provide plenty of useful tips, this trip offers just the right amount of structure for a truly unforgettable, tailor-made adventure.
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This trip covers some of the best food destinations in Europe. Snack on cured meats and olives in Barcelona; taste sophisticated French cuisine in Avignon and Paris; and sample gooey cheeses and Dutch-style fries in Amsterdam.
Enjoy free time in Paris to visit iconic sites, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, then learn about some of the city's best hidden gems for your knowledgeable leader.
Discover Antoni Gaudi's instantly recongisable whimsical style in Barcelona. Visit Casa Battlo, Parc Guell and his still unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia.
Explore Amsterdam the local way - from the seat of a bike. It's charming streets and oh-so-pretty canals are a delight to discover on two wheels.
Trendy Berlin is a fascinating mix of cutting-edge modernity and sobering history. Not to mention, a delicious food scene and non-stop nightlight. Discover its galleries, poignant memorials and historic sites including Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall, Reichstag building, Jewish memorial and Brandenburg Gate.
Most travel from city to city on this trip is by train. European trains are comfortable and often decked out with air-conditioning. Toilets are always available. Some of the trains have snack bars (or vending machines) and power points next to the seats but that cannot be guaranteed on every journey. Train travel is a fast way to traverse long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. Please note that you will have to carry your own luggage on and off the train, and also up or down few flights of stairs as unfortunately some of the stations may not have lifts. It’s recommended that you leave any wheelie bags/cases at home and bring a backpack instead, but please make sure it doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations. You can find this information in the 'What to Take' section of the essential trip information.
Summer temperatures can be extreme in many of cities visited on this trip (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please also note that not all hotels in Europe would have Air Conditioning system, but only fans. It may be uncomfortable for some in summer heat. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same sex. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other travellers, so embrace it while you can.
This trip is designed to give you a fair amount of free time so you can explore each destination at your own pace. We will, however, take you on regular orientation walks in each of the cities you'll visit, so you'll be on your feet quite a lot. While this may be tiring for some, it’s the best way to get your head around a place and to set yourself up for further discoveries.
A single supplement is NOT available on this trip.