For years, travellers have dreamed about exploring cultural, romantic Europe. The time to take that trip is now. We’ve packaged together some of our greatest European hits — Rome to Venice and on to Budapest through Slovenia and Austria — in order to give you the biggest bang for your buck in three weeks’ time. On this well-paced trip, you’ll get all the highlights of the well-known cities (Florence, Vienna) along with hidden gems like Montepulciano and Salzburg. Once you’ve experienced the passion of Europe’s cosmopolitan centres and rustic small towns, you’ll find it hard to ever forget them.
Day 1 Rome
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Rome (1B)
Enjoy a G Adventures supported migrant led walk of Rome before enjoying a free day to explore a myriad of options. Opt to tour Vatican City, cross the river to charming Trastevere, eat some gelato in Piazza Navona, or swing by the Colosseum and Forum.
Day 3 Rome/Montepulciano (1B)
Travel to Montepulciano in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Explore the medieval and renaissance hill town with an orientation walk.
Day 4 Montepulciano (1B)
Spend the day in the Italian countryside. The famous wine-producing region is the perfect place for an optional vineyard tour and wine tasting, or a bike ride in the rolling hills.
Day 5 Montepulciano/Florence (1B)
Continue on to Florence. Enjoy an evening walk to Piazzale Michelangelo for a fantastic panoramic view of the city.
Day 6 Florence (1B)
With a free day, the choices are endless. Opt to visit the Duomo, David, the Uffizi Gallery, medieval Ponte Vecchio, or the Medici Chapels.
Day 7 Florence (1B)
Enjoy a day trip to vibrant Siena. After an orientation walk around this medieval city, opt to visit Torre del Mangia, Battistero, il Campo, or the Duomo or to take a "passeggiata" and meet the Sienese locals. Return to Florence at the end of the day.
Day 8 Florence/Cinque Terre (1B)
Visit Pisa en route to the coast. Settle into the colourful, charming town in the Cinque Terre.
Day 9 Cinque Terre (1B)
Walk the coastal path between Riomaggiore and Monterosso or opt to take the train. Visit charming, colourful towns along the way.
Day 10 Cinque Terre/Lake Como (1B)
Travel to Lake Como, a perfectly picturesque region laden with villas and lush gardens. Arrive in the late afternoon and start exploring the town.
Day 11 Lake Como (1B)
Spend the day on Lake Como with a day pass for the Lake Como boat. Visit multiple towns along the shores. Opt to take the funicular to Brunate for a fantastic view over the area.
Day 12 Lake Como/Venice (1B)
Travel to Venice, the "city of canals," and enjoy an orientation walk over bridges and canals and view Piazza San Marco.
Day 13 Venice (1B)
Spend the day getting lost in Venice. Opt for a vaporetto (water taxi) ride to the islands of Murano and Burano, take a gondola under the Ponte Rialto (Bridge of Lovers), explore the Doge’s Palace and Bridge of Sighs, or get lost in the twisting maze of the city.
Day 14 Venice (1B)
Enjoy a full day in Venice to explore more of this magical city.
Day 15 Venice/Bled (1B)
Journey to Bled, Slovenia stopping en route in Ljubljana. Take an orientation walk. Opt to visit the castle or wander around the lake.
Day 16 Bled (1B)
Head out for a day of adventuring around this massive basin in the Julian Alps. This stunning region is known for outdoor€tivities like hiking, biking and canoeing. Spend the day making the most of this beautiful area.
Day 17 Bled/Salzburg (1B)
Catch a train to Salzburg, a charming town€ross the Austrian border. Enjoy a quick orientation walk on arrival before making the most of a free afternoon.
Day 18 Salzburg (1B)
Enjoy a free day in Salzburg. Opt for a Sound of Music tour.
Day 19 Salzburg/Vienna (1B)
Enjoy a free morning before travelling to Vienna. Upon arrival, take a short orientation walk. Later, check in to your€commodation in Vienna, a G Adventures supported hotel stay.
Day 20 Vienna (1B)
Spend a free day exploring Vienna. Opt to visit the famous opera house, take in the art at the Belvedere or indulge in some typical Viennese delicacies.
Day 21 Vienna/Budapest (1B)
Travel to Budapest. After a short orientation walk, opt to visit some sights on foot or, time-permitting, sign up for a city tour by bike.
Day 22 Budapest (1B)
Enjoy a free day in the "Pearl of the Danube". Opt to visit some city sights, soak in one of the famous baths or sign up for a city tour by bike.
Day 23 Budapest (1B)
Depart at any time.
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