Canals, castles and rolling countryside – see Europe at it’s most picturesque
From the melancholy beauty of Venice to the city of Vienna, this 10-day tour takes you on a historical journey through Italy and Austria. Take in breathtaking alpine meadows in Alpe di Siusi and beautifully preserved medieval buildings in Salzburg, indulging in flaky pastries and rich coffee along the way. With a mix of scheduled activities and free time to explore on your own, this trip is the perfect introduction to the charm of central Europe for independent travellers.
Pedal past villas and vineyards on a bike tour of the South Tyrolean Wine Road, stopping to try some famous local drops along the way.
Stroll through the picturesque alpine meadows of Alpe de Siusi with a local storyteller as your guide and learn about historical farmer uprisings and witch burnings.
Watch the sun set over the domes and spires of Salzburg from Hohensalzburg Castle, an 11th-century structure with views of the whole city.
Explore Bolzano, a medieval city in the hills beneath the Dolomites mountain range that is filled with vineyards and villas.
This adventure combines the insights and camaraderie of locally-led, small group travel with plenty of free time to explore independently.
The primary means of transportation on this trip is by train, a good way to traverse long distances, avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. Trains are comfortable and all have toilets, however, can often be quite busy.
Please note that you'll have to carry your own luggage on and off the trains and up and down stairs at train stations and at hotels, so make sure it doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations. You can find this information in the ‘Packing’ section of the Essential Trip Information.
Summer temperatures can be extreme in many of the regions visited (over 40°C/104°F). It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Many hotel rooms in Europe are not equipped with air-conditioning. 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 your fellow travellers. If you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge. Please ask an Intrepid travel consultant for more details, and please note that in some hotels a single supplement exclusion applies. Hotel rooms in Europe can seem rather small by American or Australian standards and often have two single beds that can be pushed together. Please also note that often hotels offer shared bathrooms rather than en-suite facilities.
A single supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking. Please note that due to the small properties we use in Europe there are a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. If you would like to book a single supplement, please speak to an Intrepid booking agent.
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