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 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.
Day 1 Paris
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Paris (1B)
Spend the day with free time to visit dozens of museums, patisserie shops, sidewalk cafÉs or grand boulevards.
Day 3 Paris/Lausanne (1B)
Take a morning TGV train to Lausanne, Switzerland. Spend the afternoon in this charming town.
Day 4 Lausanne/Zermatt (1B)
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 (1B)
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 (1B)
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 (1B)
Explore the city or head further afield to visit FÜssen and the famous Neuschwanstein Castle.
Day 8 Munich/Salzburg (1B)
Travel to Salzburg, Austria. This charming city is brimming with history and character.
Day 9 Salzburg (1B)
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 (1B)
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 (1B)
Travel to Budapest, Hungary this morning by train. Upon arrival, enjoy a welcome drink at a G Adventures-supported social enterprise cafÉ and head out for an orientation walk. Opt to enjoy a night out in this charming city.
Day 12 Budapest (1B)
Depart at any time.
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