Rail: Europe by Rail with the Glacier Express (EFBR)
Countries Visited: Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Rail-The best way to fully experience the world is by travelling through it. Rail tours bring you closer to amazing places via iconic and scenic rail routes
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12.
Meals Included: 11 breakfasts
Accommodations: Not Availaible
See some of Europe's classic cities with time to explore, Get the best view of the Alps from your train seat, Enjoy the charm of the countryside, Sample regional flavours from Paris' pastries to German beer
Europe is full of magnificent train rides, so why not come with us and hop aboard as many of them as you cans 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.
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|Day 1||Paris||Day 1 Paris|
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Paris||Day 2 Paris (1B)|
The Louvre, MusEe dOrsay 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||Lausanne||Day 3 Paris/Lausanne (1B)|
Take a morning TGV train to Lausanne, Switzerland. Spend the afternoon in this charming town. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Zermatt||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. Transport: Train (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Chur||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. Transport: Board the Glacier Express and enjoy the stunning view out of the domed glass roof. Train (5.00-6.00 hours)
|Day 6||Munich||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. Transport: Train (5.00-8.00 hours)
|Day 7||Munich||Day 7 Munich (1B)|
Explore the city or head further afield to visit FUssen and the famous Neuschwanstein Castle.
|Day 8||Salzburg||Day 8 Munich/Salzburg (1B)|
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. Transport: Train (1.50 hour(s))
|Day 9||Salzburg||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||Vienna||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. Included Activities: Magdas Hotel Transport: Train (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 11||Budapest||Day 11 Vienna/Budapest (1B)|
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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 12||Budapest||Day 12 Budapest (1B)|
We highly recommend booking extra time in this vibrant city. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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