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ROME TO BUDAPEST EXPLORER

21 Days, Rome to Budapest
ROME TO BUDAPEST EXPLORER

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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 Europe greate read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 20 nights accommodation (Hotels/pensions (20 nts)).
  • 20 breakfasts, 1 dinner.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Public bus, train, boat, , walking).
  • Rome orientation walk.
  • Traditional Roman meal.
  • Siena orientation walk and wine tasting.
  • Piazzale Michelangelo evening visit (Florence).
  • Pisa visit (half-day).
  • Cinque Terre park fee, unlimited train ticket and CEO-led hike.
  • Lake Como boat day pass.
  • Venice orientation walk.
  • Bled orientation walk.
  • Salzburg orientation walk.
  • Budapest orientation walk.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 720 - 940 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Rome
Day 2 Rome
Day 3 Rome/Siena
Day 4 Siena
Day 5 Siena/Florence
Day 6 Florence
Day 7 Florence/Lucca
Day 8 Lucca/Riomaggiore
Day 9 Riomaggiore/Monterosso al Mare
Day 10 Cinque Terre/Varenna /Monterosso al Mare
Day 11 Varenna
Day 12 Varenna/Venice
Day 13 Venice
Day 14 Venice
Day 15 Venice/Bled
Day 16 Bled
Day 17 Bled/Salzburg
Day 18 Salzburg/Vienna
Day 19 Vienna
Day 20 Vienna/Budapest
Day 21 Depart Budapest
Departures
  • Apr
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  • May
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  • Jun
    2018
  • Jul
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  • Aug
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  • Sep
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  • Start
  • Finish
  • Sun, 08 Apr '18
  • Sat, 28 Apr '18
  • Sun, 13 May '18
  • Sat, 02 Jun '18
  • Sun, 10 Jun '18
  • Sat, 30 Jun '18
  • Sun, 08 Jul '18
  • Sat, 28 Jul '18
  • Sun, 29 Jul '18
  • Sat, 18 Aug '18
  • Sun, 19 Aug '18
  • Sat, 08 Sep '18
  • Sun, 23 Sep '18
  • Sat, 13 Oct '18
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Places Visited
  • Rome
  • Siena
  • Florence
  • Lucca
  • Riomaggiore
  • Monterosso Al Mare
  • Varenna
  • Venice
  • Bled
  • Salzburg
  • Vienna
  • Budapest
  • DAY 1 Arrive Rome

    Arrive at any time.

    We recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully explore this magnificent city. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    18:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Rome

    Take an orientation walk of the Eternal City 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. In the evening, enjoy a true taste of Italy with a traditional Roman meal.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    Free Time
    Rome Full Day
    With heaps to see and do, don't waste a minute in the Eternal City.

    Optional Activities
    Vatican City Visit
    Vatican City 1h-2h
    Free
    Get ready to tick something off the ole bucket list: visit the smallest country in the world-Vatican City! Stand in St Peter's Square and be wowed by colossal colonnades, numerous statues, and the obelisk. Opt to take in the magnificence of St Peter's Basilica, Michelangelo's Pieta, and the Sistine Chapel while you are in the area.

    Colosseum Visit
    Rome
    12EUR per person
    Enjoy a visit to this famous spot, the scene of many bloody gladiator fights for the entertainment of ancient Rome's aristocracy. Take a tour of the old venue-a UNESCO World Heritage Site-and feel free to walk around on your own. No battles, please!

    Roman Forum Visit
    Rome1h-2h
    16EUR per person
    Even with the bustle of modern day Rome whizzing past on Vespas, you can still lose yourself in the fragmented columns and ancient ruins of this plaza, conjuring images of the rich Romans sauntering by in togas.

    Pantheon Visit
    Rome
    The Pantheon is one of the most famous buildings in Rome. Originally built during the reign of Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD), the building was rebuilt under Hadrian in 126 AD. The roof is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome, and it contains a circular opening (an oculus). It is easily one of the best-preserved of all the ancient Roman buildings. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 3 Rome/Siena

    Travel to Siena for an orientation walk and some Chianti wine tasting. Opt to visit Torre del Mangia, Battistero, il Campo, or the Duomo. In the evening, opt to take a "passeggiata" and meet the Sienese locals.

    Travel by comfortable long-distance coach to Siena to explore within the medieval city walls. Get the lay of the land on an orientation walk (you'll still get lost!) and sample the local vintage of Chianti during a wine tasting.

    Spend some free time exploring this small city.

    Local bus
    Rome - Siena 3h30
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    Chianti Wine Tasting
    Siena
    Learn about more the production of Chianti and sample a few kinds of this wine. Salute!

    Optional Activities
    Il Campo Visit
    Siena
    Visit the Piazza del Campo, the main public square in the centre of Siena. One of the best examples of medieval European squares, the architecture of this area is striking. The Torre del Mangia is in the centre of the shell-shaped piazza and is worth climbing for the beautiful views it affords. Twice a year, the tiny square is transformed by the ancient Palio horse race.

    Duomo di Siena
    Siena
    4EUR per person
    The Duomo of Siena is one of the most stunning cathedrals in Italy. The green and white marble running around the sides is highlighted by red marble in front, and detailed carvings adorn the entire structure. Originally built between 1215 and 1263, this ancient edifice is a must see. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Siena

    Spend a free day exploring the city. Opt to visit Torre del Mangia, Battistero, il Campo, or the Duomo. Siena is a fascinating and charming city with many historical highlights and excellent shopping.

    Free Time
    Siena Full Day
    Get out and explore this charming city.

    Optional Activities
    Torre del Mangia Visit
    Siena
    8EUR per person
    Torre del Mangia stands tall in the centre of the famous Piazza del Campo. Visit this medieval building and climb the tower for fantastic views over the Tuscan countryside.

    IICampo Visit
    Siena
    Visit the Piazza del Campo, the main public square in the centre of Siena. One of the best examples of medieval European squares, the architecture of this area is striking. The Torre del Mangia is in the centre of the shell-shaped piazza and is worth climbing for the beautiful views it affords. Twice a year, the tiny square is transformed by the ancient Palio horse race.

    Duomo di Siena
    Siena
    4EUR per person
    The Duomo of Siena is one of the most stunning cathedrals in Italy. The green and white marble running around the sides is highlighted by red marble in front, and detailed carvings adorn the entire structure. Originally built between 1215 and 1263, this ancient edifice is a must see. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Siena/Florence

    Continue on to Florence. Enjoy an evening walk to Piazzale Michelangelo for a fantastic panoramic view of the city.

    Continue travelling by bus to the inimitable Firenze. Walk through the city catching a glimpse of the Duomo, Piazza Indipendenza, Piazza della Signoria, and the Ponte Vecchio. Continue to Piazzale Michelangelo for the most famous and photographed vista of the city.

    Opt to visit the local leather markets and souvenir stalls set up all over the city.

    Local bus
    Siena - Florence 1h30m
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Piazzale Michelangelo Walk
    Florence
    Cross through the centre of the city and over the Arno. Climb to the top of the hill and check out the vista over the river from Piazzale Michelangelo. It's worth every step!

    Optional Activities
    Il Duomo di Firenze Visit
    Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
    Free
    This green-pink-white marbled 13th century basilica is one of Italy's largest churches and its brick dome is the largest ever constructed.

    Ponte Vecchio Visit
    Florence
    Walk across this medieval bridge and look over the Arno River to feel the romance of this city. Jewelers, art dealers and souvenir shops run the length of the bridge, which has figured in many master paintings. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Florence

    With a free day, the choices are endless. Opt to visit the Duomo, David, the Uffizi Gallery, medieval Ponte Vecchio, or the Medici Chapels.
    For the foodies, check out the Mercato Centrale and any number of cafes and trattorias. If you came to shop, start at one end of the city and just keep going. There's beautiful architecture, famous museums, Renaissance art pieces, and charming cobblestone streets everywhere. You could spend a lifetime exploring this fantastic city.
    If you want to go further afield, take a wine tasting bike tour up to Fiesole and the vineyards of Chianti.

    Free Time
    Florence Full Day
    Don't waste a minute- get going.

    Optional Activities
    Il Duomo di Firenze Visit
    Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
    Free
    This green-pink-white marbled 13th century basilica is one of Italy's largest churches and its brick dome is the largest ever constructed.

    David (Galleria dell'Accademia) Visit
    Florence
    17EUR per person
    Visit Michelangelo's most famous statue, 'David'. Marvel at the massive piece of marble and Michelangelo's obvious genius.

    Uffizi Gallery Visit
    Galleria degli Uffizi
    13EUR per person
    Head to the Uffizi Gallery to see spectacular Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci paintings in person.

    Ponte Vecchio Visit
    Florence
    Walk across this medieval bridge and look over the Arno River to feel the romance of this city. Jewelers, art dealers and souvenir shops run the length of the bridge, which has figured in many master paintings.

    Medici Chapels Visit
    Florence
    8EUR per person
    Admire the opulence of the two Medici Chapels. The Sagrestia Nuova was designed by Michelangelo and built as a mausoleum for the powerful Medici family. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Florence/Lucca

    Travel to charming Tuscan Lucca. Opt to attend a Puccini Concert, visit the Guinigi Tower and Museum, Palazzo Pfanner, or hire a bike to ride around the city walls.
    Take a local train to the beautiful little Tuscan town of Lucca. Enjoy a free afternoon to discover the city and its history. The best way to do this is to hire one of the hundreds of bikes for rent around the town and take to two wheels.
    In the evening, opt to take in a classical music concert in one of the town's historic churches - don't forget that this is the birthplace of the maestro Puccini.

    Local train
    Florence - Lucca2h
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.

    Free Time
    Lucca Afternoon
    Make the most of your time in this small city.

    Optional Activities
    Puccini Concert

    Lucca
    Attend a concert honouring Puccini at the beautiful Church of San Giovanni. Held nightly, these fantastic concerts pay homage to Lucca's native son and other composers of note. Typically, the show will last about an hour.

    Palazzo Pfanner Visit
    Lucca
    Enjoy a visit to this sprawling mansion originally built in 1660, which has changed hands several times. The palazzo is know for its beautiful baroque garden juxtaposed with the medieval architecture of the building itself.

    Lucca Bike Rental
    Lucca
    Cycle along the top of the stunning medieval city walls, zoom down into one of the many cobblestone piazzas for an espresso and a revitalizing slice of pizza, and pedal around, taking in some of the fantastic culture and architecture this little city offers, including many palazzos, churches, and towers. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Lucca/Riomaggiore

    Visit Pisa en route to the coast. Settle into the southernmost town of the Cinque Terre.

    Head by train to Pisa and stop for a visit at the Field of Miracles to see the famous leaning tower (entrance fee not included). Later, head on to the coastal paradise of Cinque Terre.

    Local train
    Lucca - Pisa 30m
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.

    Pisa Visit
    Pisa
    Take the train to Pisa and check out its famous leaning tower. Wander the area and take photos to your heart's content. Opt to enter the church or tower or enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant.

    Local train
    Pisa - Riomaggiore 2h
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Riomaggiore/Monterosso al Mare

    Walk the coastal path between Riomaggiore and Monterosso or opt to take the train. Visit charming, colourful towns along the way.

    The national park pass and daily unlimited train ticket is included. Opt to follow your CEO along centuries-old footpaths and mule tracks leading through olive groves, vineyards, and orchards on a full day hike, or hop on and off the train, experiencing each town on your own. Choose to rest in each of the 5 villages, sampling delicacies in each place, such as local pesto, espresso, or delicious gelato.

    National Park Pass and Unlimited Train Ticket
    Cinque Terre
    Use the included park fee and train ticket for this trip. Opt to follow your CEO along centuries-old footpaths and mule tracks leading through olive groves, vineyards, and orchards on a full day hike, or hop on and off the train, experiencing each town on your own.

    Local train
    Riomaggiore - Monterosso al Mare 30m
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.

    Cinque Terre Coastal Path Hike
    Riomaggiore - Monterosso al Mare
    Walk the Cinque Terre coastal path from Riomaggiore to Monterosso (approximately 5-6 hrs of hiking, stopping in the villages along the way), giving you the best taste of the villages and countryside, terraced hills, and vineyards sloping down to the sea. An unlimited train pass is included; opt to use this if you don't feel like hiking. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Cinque Terre/Varenna /Monterosso al Mare

    Travel to Lake Como and settle into the stunning resort town.

    Set out from Cinque Terre on a train journey with a few changes en route, passing through Milan and on to elegant Varenna, located on the shores of Lake Como. On the border with Switzerland, enjoy the spectacular backdrop of the snowy-peaked Alps.

    Arrive in the late afternoon and start exploring the town.

    Local train
    Cinque Terre - Como 5h
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 11 Varenna

    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.

    Set out by boat to explore the lake and its many elegant villas and towns, such as Bellagio with its shops, restaurants, and fine residences. In the afternoon, there is plenty of free time for soaking up the elegant atmosphere in one of the lakeside cafes or restaurants. Take some time for shopping - some of the finest Italian designers are to be found in Como's chic boutiques.

    Lake Como Boat Ride
    Lago di Como
    Lake Como is made up of small towns nestled along the coast of this Mediterranean-Alpine retreat. Take a full day boat pass and cruise up and down the lake, stopping off at various charming towns. Explore each one and discover their unique personalities.

    Free Time
    Lago di Como Afternoon
    Set out and explore this elegant lakeside town.

    Optional Activities
    Funicular Ride
    Como
    3-6EUR per person
    Enjoy a funicular ride from Como town to the hilltop village of Brunate. In operation since 1894, the historic lift is the best way to get a bird's eye view of the stunning region. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 12 Varenna/Venice

    Travel to Venice, the "city of canals," and enjoy an orientation walk over bridges and canals and view Piazza San Marco.

    Travel east to captivating Venice, the unique "city of canals," full of magnificent monuments.

    There will be plenty of time to wander the narrow cobblestone streets and wide piazzas, crossing hundreds of tiny bridges and, of course, getting lost in Venice's labyrinth.

    Local train
    Varenna - Venice 5h
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    Free Time
    Venice Afternoon
    Head out through the winding alleyways for your first taste of magical Venice.

    Optional Activities
    Saint Mark's Square and Basilica Visit
    Piazza San Marco1h-3h
    Free-24EUR per person
    Enter the picture-perfect Piazza San Marco from one of the many winding alleyways and stare in awe at the grandeur. With the massive,ornate basilica standing tall at one end, pigeons gathering and flying around, and violinists playing a Vivaldi tune at a cafe table- this is Venice. Wander the square and people watch or duck inside the glittering basilica for more Venetian inspiration. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 13 Venice

    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.

    Free Time
    Venice Full Day
    With so much to see and do, don't waste a minute.With so much to see and do, don't waste a minute -- get out and explore the "city of canals".

    Optional Activities
    Galleria dell'Accademia Visit
    Gallerie dell'Accademia
    9EUR per person
    Admire beautiful sculptures by the Renaissance master, Michelangelo, at this beautiful art gallery. Check out rare musical instruments made by Stradivari (who made string instruments) and Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano, at Accademia Gallery's Museum of Musical Instruments

    Saint Mark's Square and Basilica Visit
    Piazza San Marco1h-3h
    Free-24EUR per person
    Enter the picture-perfect Piazza San Marco from one of the many winding alleyways and stare in awe at the grandeur. With the massive,ornate basilica standing tall at one end, pigeons gathering and flying around, and violinists playing a Vivaldi tune at a cafe table- this is Venice. Wander the square and people watch or duck inside the glittering basilica for more Venetian inspiration.

    Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) Visit
    Venice
    17EUR per person
    Visit this former palace, rebuilt and restored numerous times, and admire the Gothic Venetian architecture. Once the seat of the government, the Palazzo Ducale is now a grand museum. Enjoy the stellar artwork, ornate chambers and courtyards.

    Gondola Ride
    Venice30m-45m
    80EUR per group
    Sit back and enjoy a different point of view as you glide through the historic canals of Venice on a gondola.

    Murano and Burano Islands Visit
    Murano - Burano
    Take a quick trip across the lagoon and experience Venice's artisanal roots. Explore the island of Murano, famous for its skilled glassblowers, and walk along the colourful streets of Burano, known for a centuries-old tradition of lacemaking. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 14 Venice

    Enjoy a full day in Venice to explore more of this magical city.

    Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

    Free Time
    Venice Full Day
    Fill free time by wandering the canals and bridges, admiring the famous artwork and architecture, or by visiting local landmarks.

    Optional Activities
    Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) Visit
    Venice
    17EUR per person
    Visit this former palace, rebuilt and restored numerous times, and admire the Gothic Venetian architecture. Once the seat of the government, the Palazzo Ducale is now a grand museum. Enjoy the stellar artwork, ornate chambers and courtyards.

    Galleria dell'Accademia Visit
    Gallerie dell'Accademia
    9EUR per person
    Admire beautiful sculptures by the Renaissance master, Michelangelo, at this beautiful art gallery. Check out rare musical instruments made by Stradivari (who made string instruments) and Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano, at Accademia Gallery's Museum of Musical Instruments.

    Gondola Ride
    Venice 30m-45m
    80EUR per group
    Sit back and enjoy a different point of view as you glide through the historic canals of Venice on a gondola.

    Murano and Burano Islands Visit
    Murano - Burano
    Take a quick trip across the lagoon and experience Venice's artisanal roots. Explore the island of Murano, famous for its skilled glassblowers, and walk along the colourful streets of Burano, known for a centuries-old tradition of lacemaking.

    Saint Mark's Square and Basilica Visit
    Piazza San Marco1h-3h
    Free-24EUR per person
    Enter the picture-perfect Piazza San Marco from one of the many winding alleyways and stare in awe at the grandeur. With the massive,ornate basilica standing tall at one end, pigeons gathering and flying around, and violinists playing a Vivaldi tune at a cafe table- this is Venice. Wander the square and people watch or duck inside the glittering basilica for more Venetian inspiration.

    Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
    You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of the group and learn about the next leg of your tour. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 15 Venice/Bled

    Journey to Bled, Slovenia stopping en route in Ljubljana. Take an orientation walk. Opt to visit the castle or wander around the lake.

    Journey by train into Slovenia, stopping in the capital city of Ljubljana. Enjoy the eastern charm of the city before continuing on to the lakeside town of Bled.

    Take a CEO-led orientation walk before separating to explore the charming hamlet.

    Train
    Venice - Ljubljana 4h30m- 5h
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Local bus
    Ljubljana - Bled 1h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 16 Bled

    Head out for a day of adventuring around this massive basin in the Julian Alps. This stunning region is known for outdoor activities like hiking, biking and canoeing. Spend the day making the most of this beautiful area.

    Most activities centre around Bled or depart from Bled to go into the Bohinj area. Your CEO can help you book whatever suits you best.

    Free Time
    Bled Full Day
    Make the most of the day around Bled or further afield in Bohinj.

    Optional Activities
    Hiking
    Bohinj 4h-6h
    10-15EUR per person
    Head into the Julien Alps for a spectacular day of hiking. There are many trails in the area that cut through the scenic forests, meadows and follow around the lake, ranging in level of difficulty.

    Canoeing
    Bohinj
    Paddle around the crystal clear waters of Lake Bohinj in a canoe. Floating on the lake while surrounded by dark green trees covering the base of the mountains is one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery.

    Mountain Biking
    Bohinj 3h-6h
    15EUR per person
    Jump onto two wheels and spend a day enjoying the trails around the Julien Alps. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 17 Bled/Salzburg

    Catch a train to Salzburg, a charming town across the Austrian border. Enjoy a quick orientation walk on arrival before making the most of a free afternoon.

    With time in the afternoon, start exploring. Spend time in the UNESCO-listed Old Town or visiting the nearby salt mines. The birthplace of Mozart has enough of history and charm to keep you busy for weeks.

    Train
    Bled - Salzburg 2h30m-3h
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    Free Time
    Salzburg Afternoon
    Don't waste any time-start exploring.

    Optional Activities
    Salzburg Old Town Visit
    Salzburg 1h30m-2h
    Free
    Explore the Old Town of Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most charming areas in Europe. Set on a river with picturesque bridges and diverse architecture, the pedestrian-only area is perfect for wandering and window shopping. Opt to walk the mountain paths to a fortress for panoramic views of the region.

    Salzburg Salt Mines Visit
    Salzburg 1h30m-2h
    16EUR per person
    Visit the mines that give Salzburg its name. Suit up in overalls and learn more about the salt production of the area. Take the big slide and journey on Mirror Lake. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 18 Salzburg/Vienna

    Enjoy a free morning. Opt for a Sound of Music tour- a great way to see more of the city. In the late afternoon, journey by train to Vienna. Take a short orientation walk.

    Enjoy a free morning to explore a little more. Opt to take a Sound of Music tour, stopping at famous venues tied to the movie. Even if you aren't a fan, the tour heads out to different venues from the movie showing off the best of Salzburg and the surrounding area.

    Free Time
    Salzburg Morning
    Enjoy a few more hours in this charming town.

    Optional Activities
    Sound of Music Tour
    Salzburg
    40EUR per person
    Join the Sound of Music tour to visit venues from the movie as well as an opportunity to see the landscapes of the surrounding areas. Listen to the soundtrack as you visit historical and architectural landmarks of the city and Lake District.

    The route of the tour includes stops at Morabell Gardens, Leopoldskron Palace, Hellbrunn Palace (the gazebo), Nonnberg Abbey, Salzburg Lake District Area (from the picnic scene with wonderful views of St Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang), and Mondsee (the wedding chapel).

    In late afternoon, travel to the capital city of Vienna. Take a short orientation walk before heading out for an optional dinner in the 'City of Music'.

    Train
    Salzburg - Vienna 2h30m-3h
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Orientation Walk
    Evening
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 19 Vienna

    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.

    Try some local delicacies like schnitzel, apple strudel or the Sachertorte. Take some time to enjoy a coffee in coffeehouses unique to Vienna.

    Free Time
    Vienna Full Day
    Spend the day savouring the flavours of Austria or touring local landmarks.

    Optional Activities
    Vienna State Opera House Visit
    Vienna
    8EUR per person
    Visit the famous Vienna Opera House and soak in its exceptional architecture. Opt for a guided tour to see the opera house's main features and learn about the history of the building.

    Belvedere Visit
    Vienna 1h-2h
    19EUR per person
    Learn some of the history of this beautiful palace and grounds and explore the impressive art collection. Of particular note, the museum's collection of 24 pieces by Gustav Kilmt, including his famous 'Kiss'. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 20 Vienna/Budapest

    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.

    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, soak in one of the famous baths or sign up for a city tour by bike.

    Train
    Vienna - Budapest 3h
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    Optional Activities
    Buda Castle Visit
    Budapest 3h-4h
    1500HUF per person
    Set on Castle Hill overlooking the Danube River and Pest, Buda Castle was once home to the Hungarian kings of Budapest. Admire the gorgeous architecture, and visit its two museums : the National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. Permanent collections depict the past 500 yrs of Hungary's art history, including Medieval and Renaissance stonework, Gothic wood sculptures and Gothic altars.

    Thermal Baths Visit
    Budapest 1h-3h
    4200-5000HUF per person
    Bring two towels, your bathing suit and an aching body and prepare to get healed in the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Built in 1913, test the waters of 18 different pools (15 of which are spring fed) amidst stunning Neo-Baroque architecture. Play chess on floating chessboards, relax in the whirlpools and explore the wonderful mosaic domes of these historic thermal steam rooms. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 21 Depart Budapest

    Depart at any time.

    We highly recommend booking post-tour accommodation to full experience this charming city. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

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  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 720 - 940 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. YOUR CEO:It is important to note that in Europe, all guiding is based around local guides all of whom are licensed to work only in a particular city. As such, our leaders are able to provide orientation walks which will show you the layout of each town and city as well as the location of local services such as post offices and laundromats, but are unable to legally share historical facts and figures in public places.

  10. LUGGAGE: In Europe it is very rare to find elevators in train stations, hotels or other public places. We use public transport on this trip, which means you will need to carry your luggage from platform to platform, in and out of trains and buses etc. and also possibly up several flights of stairs. You will also need to be able to stow your luggage safely on trains and buses. It is therefore essential that you pack light and bring luggage which is compact and lightweight, and which you can easily transport. The carrying of your luggage remains your responsibility at all times. We highly recommend travelling with a backpack or duffel bag over any wheeled luggage options.

  11. COMBO: Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and/or some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes.


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