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Europe by Rail with the Glacier Express (from 2017)

Europe by Rail with the Glacier Express (from 2017)

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What's included?
From 1869 EUR
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What's included?
Duration
12 days
Starts in
Paris
Ends in
Budapest
Group size
Max 16, avg 12.
Travel type
Rail
Europe is full of magnificent train rides, so why not come with us and hop aboard as many of them as you can? Over 12 days, you'll go from Paris to Switzerland on the TGV, high speed train, while admiring picturesque scenery zooming by. Take in the alpine sights by way of the famous Glacier Express, and disembark in Germany to fill up on beer and bratwurst in Munich. With additional train rides to Salzburg, Vienna, and Budapest, this is your one-stop okay, multiple-stop shop for seeing Europe by rail.
Itinerary

Europe by Rail with the Glacier Express (from 2017)

Day 1 - Paris

Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 2 - Paris

Spend the day with free time to visit dozens of museums, patisserie shops, sidewalk cafes or grand boulevards. The Louvre, Musee d'Orsay and Rodin Museum are all worth a visit. Stop by Notre Dame or Sacre Coeur to add some spirituality to your day. Shop on the Champs-Elysees or explore the Left Bank.

Day 3 - Paris/Lausanne

Take a morning TGV train to Lausanne, Switzerland. Spend the afternoon in this charming town.

Day 4 - Lausanne/Zermatt

Board another train for the journey to Zermatt, a tiny village in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Enjoy the afternoon in the car-free centre or hiking in the nearby mountains.

Day 5 - Zermatt/Chur

Board the Glacier Express for a slow and stunning ride through the Alps. Pass meadows, rushing streams, bridges, villages and massive mountains as the train heads towards Chur. Arrive in the evening after a full day of soaking in the scenery.

Day 6 - Chur/Munich

Take a full day to reach Munich, in the heart of Bavaria. Arrive in time for an optional evening out at a local brewery with a few steins of beer and some typical German fare.

Day 7 - Munich

Explore the city or head further afield to visit Fussen and the famous Neuschwanstein Castle.

Day 8 - Munich/Salzburg

Travel to Salzburg, Austria. This charming city is brimming with history and character. Known for the nearby salt mines, Mozart, and the setting for The Sound of Music, Salzburg has plenty to offer. Opt of visit the concentration camp of Dachau, right outside the city centre. Learn of the atrocities of war and the triumph of the human spirit.

Day 9 - Salzburg

Make the most of a free day in Salzburg. Opt to visit the salt mines or take the famous Sound of Music tour.

Day 10 - Salzburg/Vienna

Continue by train to Vienna. Opt to visit the famous opera house, join a city tour or visit world-class museums. Stay overnight at a G Adventures for Good supported hotel that supports migrant workers.

Day 11 - Vienna/Budapest

Travel to Budapest, Hungary this morning by train. Upon arrival, enjoy a welcome drink at a G Adventures-supported social enterprise cafe and head out for an orientation walk. Opt to enjoy a night out in this charming city. Journey by train to Budapest, the 'Pearl of the Danube'. The city, split into Buda and Pest by the river, retains its eastern charm with Buda Castle and Turkish-style thermal baths. Depending on arrival time, opt to visit some city sights or soak in one of the famous baths. To gain deeper insight on local history, opt to pre-book the "Budapest History Walking Tour" on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

Day 12 - Budapest

Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking extra time in this vibrant city.
Summary

What’s included?

Accommodation

Hotels/pensions (11 nts).

Local transport

Trains, subway, walking.

Meals

Meals Included: 11 breakfasts
Meals Budget: Allow USD470-615 for meals not included.

Please be aware

Paris
- Eiffel Tower Visit (16EUR per person)
- Luxembourg Garden Visit (Free)
- The Louvre Visit (12-16EUR per person)
- Walk Along the Seine River (Free)
- Musée d'Orsay Visit (11EUR per person)
- Musée Rodin Visit (12EUR per person)
- Sacre Coeur Visit (Free)
- Palace of Versailles Visit (18EUR per person)
- Napoleon's Tomb - Les Invalides Army Museum (12EUR per person)
- Moulin Rouge Dinner & Show (175-185EUR per person)
- Champs-Élysées Visit (Free)

Giverny
- Monet's Giverny Gardens (10.20EUR per person)

Lausanne
- Cathedral of Notre Dame of Lausanne Visit (Free)
- Cantonal Botanical Museum and Gardens (Free)

Zermatt
- Hiking (Free)
- Gornergrat Train (47-94CHF per person)
- Lunch on the Glacier Express (10-50EUR per person)

Munich
- Hofbräuhaus Visit (Free-30EUR per person)
- Dachau Concentration Camp Visit
- Bavarian National Museum (7EUR per person)
- Alte Pinakothek Art Gallery (7EUR per person)

Füssen
- Neuschwanstein Castle Visit (51EUR per person)
- Füssen Visit

Salzburg
- Salzburg Old Town Visit (Free)
- Sound of Music Tour (40EUR per person)
- Salzburg Salt Mines Visit (16EUR per person)

Vienna
- Belvedere Gallery Visit (19EUR per person)
- Vienna State Opera House Visit (8EUR per person)
- Schönbrunn Palace Visit/Tour (11-15EUR per person)
- View Lipizzaner Horses at Spanish Riding School of Vienna (14EUR per person)
- Saint Stephen's Cathedral Visit (Free)
- Vienna Boys' Choir Visit (35EUR per person)

Budapest
- Buda Castle Visit (1500HUF per person)
- Thermal Baths Visit (4200-5000HUF per person)
- Budapest Bike Tour (28EUR per person)
- Hungarian State Opera House (2900HUF per person)
- Great Market Hall Visit (Free)
- Hungarian National Museum (1600HUF per person)
- Chain Bridge (Free)
- Danube River Cruise
- Budapest History Walking Tour
- Parliament Building Visit (5200HUF per person)

Europe by Rail with the Glacier Express (from 2017)

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