About Trip

Get ready for the ultimate European adventure that kicks off on the iconic streets of London. Hop on the Eurostar to Paris, the City of Love and mouthwatering wonders! After that, we'll whisk you away to the "Venice of the North," where you'll walk along Amsterdam's enchanting canals. From there, it's off to historic Berlin - beer anyone? Our next stops involve partying in Prague, followed by a dip in Budapest's thermal baths, a dose of Vienna's beauty, and breathtaking views over Lake Bled. Then, we'll whisk you off to Italy to glide through the picturesque canals of Venice on a gondola and marvel at the magic of Milan. Buckle up for an incredible 20-day journey, exploring Europe in the best way possible!

Travel Style

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We’ve perfected the balance between culture, adventure, beaches and parties. A high level of inclusions at a low cost. Think of a Ferrari for the price of a Ford. Highlights, hotspots & hidden gems are crafted into each itinerary with our own TruExclusives. We stay in a variety of different accommodations such as hotels, hostels, homestays, beach huts & even boats. Maximum adventure, minimum hassle.

What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Meals

Activities All Activities Included!
See the Eiffel Tower
Amsterdam Bar Crawl
Budapest Night Cruise
Cycle around Lake Bled
Venice Gondola Ride
Chocolate Making in Vienna
Palazzo Morando
Prague Castle
Paris Exploration
Visit Montmartre
Climb the dome at the Sacre Coeur
Visit Amsterdam’s Red-Light District
Amsterdam Underground Tour
Boozy Canal Cruise
Berlin Walking Tour
East Side Gallery
Visit Prague Old Town
Budapest Orientation Walk
Szechenyi Thermal Baths
Ruin Bar crawl
Vienna Orientation Walk
Lake Bled Viewpoint
See Milan Duomo
See the Eiffel Tower Amsterdam Bar Crawl Budapest Night Cruise Cycle around Lake Bled Venice Gondola Ride Chocolate Making in Vienna Palazzo Morando Prague Castle Paris Exploration Visit Montmartre Climb the dome at the Sacre Coeur Visit Amsterdam’s Red-Light District Amsterdam Underground Tour Boozy Canal Cruise Berlin Walking Tour East Side Gallery Visit Prague Old Town Budapest Orientation Walk Szechenyi Thermal Baths Ruin Bar crawl Vienna Orientation Walk Lake Bled Viewpoint See Milan Duomo

Travel Ninja
Your Guide! Like travelling with your best mates and one of them happens to know where they're going!
Your Guide! Like travelling with your best mates and one of them happens to know where they're going!

Transport
All transport included (excluding airport pick up)
Travel by Rail
Transport within each city
All transport included (excluding airport pick up) Travel by Rail Transport within each city

Accommodation
19 Nights Accommodation
Private Dorms
19 Nights Accommodation Private Dorms

Meals
12 X Breakfasts
12 X Breakfasts

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Discover Europe By Rail
20 Days

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Bucket List

See the Eiffel Tower
Amsterdam Bar Crawl
Budapest Night Cruise
Cycle around Lake Bled
Venice Gondala Ride
Chocolate Masterclass in Vienna
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Itinerary

Day 1

touch down in london town

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Welcome to the bustling metropolis of London, where the iconic double decker buses bid you 'Cheerio!' - well, not really but hey, welcome to London! Check in and relax before meeting up with your new TruFam in the evening for dinner and drinks. Our journey begins right by London Bridge so if you’ve got the afternoon free perhaps check out Borough Market, a foodie's paradise and one of the largest food markets in London! After a welcome speech, some good food, we’ll head out to see London by night. Trust us, it’s iconic!

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Day 2

eurostar to paris

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It’s time to say Au Revior to London and Bonjour to our next destination. That’s right, we’re heading to Paris. Today, we embark on an adventure as we board the Eurostar bound for the City of Love. After settling into our hostel and a quick freshen up, the afternoon is free to do as we please. We have the opportunity to explore the enchanting streets for a mix of sightseeing, eating the local delicacies and maybe a glass of wine - we’re in Paris after all!

Paris
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Train Travel from London to Paris
Day 3

exploring the city of love - paris

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Today, we're on a mission to conquer the romantic allure of Paris. Join us as we explore this beautiful city. We’ll catch a glimpse of the iconic Arc du Triomphe, and, of course no trip to Paris would be complete without seeing the Eiffel Tower, viewed from some of the best vantage points. Pose for those pics and grab those Insta shots before we head to our next stop. Prepare to be whisked away to the enchanting Montmartre area, where you'll discover the magnificent Sacré-Cœur from the top of dome, the alluring Moulin Rouge, the romantic 'Le Mur des Je t'aime,' and more. Hey, it’s not called the City of Love for no reason! In the evening we’ll head out for dinner and drinks and maybe a dance or two.

Paris
See the Eiffel Tower, Visit Montmartre & Climb the dome at the Sacre Coeur
Day 4

amsterdam is calling

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It's time to set sail for the 'Venice of the North' - Amsterdam! We’ll hop on the train before checking into our hostel. Upon our arrival, we'll dive headfirst into the city's legendary Red Light District and explore its inviting bars. Get ready to paint the town red ;) as we head out on a legendary bar crawl of this incredible city. Try out the local drinks, some colourful cocktails and or a beer or 2 as we dance the night away!

Amsterdam
Visit Amsterdam’s Red Light District & Bar Crawl
Train From Paris to Amsterdam
Day 5

hidden amsterdam tour & boozy canal cruise

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Today, Amsterdam reveals its artistic and aquatic secrets in all their splendour. We'll begin with an 'underground tour' offering a unique perspective of the city through the eyes of someone who used to live on the streets who’ll show us the city in a new light. It’s important to see every destination from a different perspective and understand what makes Amsterdam what it is today. Afterwards, you'll have plenty of time to strike a pose by the picturesque canals. As the day unfolds, we'll embark on a boozy canal cruise. Set sail with the TruFam beer in hand as we see the city by water!

Amsterdam
Underground Amsterdam Tour, Boozy Canal Cruise
1x Breakfast
Day 6

willkommen to berlin

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Today’s a travel day and trust us, it’s needed after an unforgettable few days in some of Europe’s biggest cities. Catch some zzzz’s as we head to our next destination. Say Guten Tag to Berlin and our home for the next two nights. Our hostel nestles in the Mitte district, a haven for eateries and drinkeries so it’s the perfect place for our TruTravels adventure. Fun fact: in Berlin, beer isn’t considered a luxury; it's a necessity, and our hostel even brews its own! So, let's raise a glass or two in true Berliner fashion this evening!

Berlin
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Train from Amsterdam to Berlin
Day 7

historic berlin & the berlin wall

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Prepare to dive into Berlin's history and vibrant art scene. We’ll head on a walking tour as our knowledgeable local guide takes us to iconic landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, the awe-inspiring German Parliament Building, the poignant Holocaust Memorial, the historic Berlin Wall, and the intriguing Checkpoint Charlie (it's not quite what you might expect!). After a lunch stop, we'll immerse ourselves in the world of graffiti art at the East Side Gallery, where Berlin's past and present collide. Berlin is home to rich history and culture so immerse yourself in it all. In the evening we head out for dinner. Did someone say Currywurst?

Berlin
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Berlin Walking Tour, East Side Gallery
Day 8

ahoj prague!

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All aboard! Today, we're en route to Prague, and we're granting you a well-deserved lie in after Berlin's antics. Today is a chilled travel day so use this time to swipe through the 10,000 photos you’ve taken on your phone, update your Insta story or get to know your TruFam better, like what’s everyone’s death row meal or go to sandwich. After arriving it’s a free evening to spend as you please!

Prague
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Train from Berlin to Prague
Day 9

sightseeing prague & cheap beers!

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Prague, the city of a thousand spires, welcomes us with open arms! Today's adventure takes us on a leisurely stroll through the charming Old Town, where you'll glimpse the astronomical clock and the enigmatic twin towers. Walk over the iconic Charles Bridge before a guided tour of the magnificent castle. Afterwards, it’s a free afternoon to explore. Prague is famous for its ridiculously cheap beer so if the sun is shining we’ll head to a local beer garden to try them out. It’s only right… right?

Prague
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Prague Old Town, Prague Castle
Day 10

let's to budapest!

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Today is a travel day so take the time to take in the scenic journey, sit back and relax. Travelling by train isn’t just sustainable, eco friendly and better for the environment, it’s stress free and you don’t have to worry about the dreaded 100ml only liquid restrictions and that’s a win for anyone! Once we’ve arrived it’s a chilled one to spend as you please. Head out with the TruFam and explore the city, grab a delicious dinner or catch up on some sleep with an early night before a big day of exploring tomorrow.

 

Budapest
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Train from Prague to Budapest
Day 11

budapest thermal baths & ruin bars!

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Ready for a dip? We’ll head to the world-famous Szechenyi thermal baths. Promising good vibes and 10/10 scenic Budapest views. Spend your day splashing away, swimming or sweating out this week's alcohol in the local sauna. It’s a chilled day and the perfect way to relax in the sunshine. In the evening it’s time to hit Budapest’s famous ruin bars! We’ll head back and get ready for a night on the town! Top of our list is the famous Szimpla Kert!

Budapest
Szechenyi Thermal Baths, Ruin Bar Crawl
Day 12

budapest by night!

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Take this morning to recharge, it’s been a busy few days. Choose to spend the morning sleeping in and the afternoon as you please. Budapest has stunning architecture and delicious local food so take a look around! In the evening we’ll meet up for a night cruise on the Danube to see Budapest all lit up! The city comes alive after dark so it’s only right we take a look around! Last night was a big night but Budapest is famous for its nightlife so if you’re feeling up for it, we’ll try out another bar or two.

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Budapest Night Cruise
Day 13

let's go to vienna

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Vienna is calling our names! We’ll catch the train and embark on the next big adventure. We’ll kick things off with a wander around Vienna, taking in all its beauty and sights, maybe we fancy trying some local drinks as the sun goes down. Tru bliss. Vienna, known as the ultimate "City of Music" and the "City of Dreams," is a must visit on any Euro tour. From the jaw-dropping Schönbrunn Palace to the delectable wonders of Sachertorte, Vienna is one that won’t disappoint!

Vienna
Vienna Orientation Walk
Train from Budapest to Vienna
Day 14

chocolate making heaven

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Today, we're unleashing our inner Willy Wonka for a chocolate-making extravaganza that's bound to make your sweet tooth sing with joy! Get ready to immerse yourself into a world of sugary delights! After this you'll be the master of creating silky-smooth chocolate, and you'll have the chance to savour your own mouth watering masterpieces. But hold onto your hats because the adventure is far from over! After our chocolaty escapades, we'll be hitting up some of Vienna's trendiest bars to celebrate our last night in Austria with a bang. Sip on signature cocktails, challenge your TruFam to an epic dance-off, or simply kick back and soak it all in while you remind yourself that, yes, you are indeed living the European dream! It's going to be a night as sweet as chocolate itself, some might even say sweeter ;)

Vienna
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Chocolate Making
Day 15

magical lake bled views

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Rise and shine for an early start to our adventure at Lake Bled! After a picturesque train and bus journey, we arrive just in time to soak in the breathtaking views. Depending on the season, you might even have the opportunity to take a refreshing dip at the lido or a trek to the awe-inspiring Bled Castle viewpoint. Lake Bled is an Instagram lover's dream so take some time to soak it all in… (quite literally if you spend some time at the lido.) We’ll watch the sun go down and sip beers lakeside as we take in these magical moments on tour.

Train & bus from Vienna to Lake Bled
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Lido / Bled Castle Viewpoint
Day 16

bike rides & adrenaline pumping afternoon

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Wake up in paradise. Today, we're grabbing our bikes and hitting the lakeside scene, making pit stops for pics that scream "Instagram goals!" But wait, there's more! In the afternoon, choose from optional activities as it's time to kick our adventure levels into high gear. Picture this: thrilling rafting, epic kayaking, and a whole lot more! Lake Bled is a thrill-seeker's paradise. Whatever you choose you’re in for a treat!

Lake Bled
Cycle around Lake Bled
Day 17

goodbye slovenia - hello italy!

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Our morning in Lake Bled is free for us to take in the incredible views. Whether you want to savour a quiet moment by the lake, explore the charming town, or simply relax with a book, this is your chance to bid farewell to this Alpine paradise in your own way. Take in one last look at the jaw-dropping sights before we head to our next destination - Venice! Wave goodbye to Slovenia and hello to Italy! Today is a travel day so sit back and relax as we speed through cities and coasts. We’ll arrive in the evening so it’s a chilled one before a BIG day of exploring tomorrow.

Venice
Bus & Train to Venice
Day 18

venetian charm & gondola rides

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Venice, baby! A Venetian adventure isn't complete without a gondola ride through the canals and that is our plan today - brace yourself for gondoliers who could moonlight as stand-up comedians! But of course, there's more to Venice than canals and gondolas! Let’s finish the day exploring Venice's winding streets, sipping Aperol spritzes, and making your Rialto Bridge debut. This city is a living, breathing work of art, with hidden alleys, captivating history, and delectable Italian cuisine just waiting to be discovered!

Venice
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Venice Gondola Ride
Day 19

ciao milano!

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Wake up and grab a coffee, it’s time to head to our final stop - Milan! Arrive in the afternoon and check into our hostel before we head out to explore. Our first stop will be the awe-inspiring Duomo, a must-see for its architectural grandeur and breathtaking views. And for those of you keen to delve into the intriguing history of fashion, we've got an added bonus – a visit to Palazzo Morando. It's a unique opportunity to explore the rich fashion heritage of Milan. So, get ready for a day of cultural and style immersion in this vibrant city before heading for one last night on the town. Tonight’s plan? Delicious local food, 10/10 tasty cocktails surrounded the best company in the world (your TruFam duh) Tomorrow we say goodbye to our European adventure so tonight we go BIG!

Milan
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See the famous Milan Duomo, visit Palazzo Morando
Day 20

chilled check out

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It’s time to say Ciao. Today is a chilled check out and we’re not quite ready to say goodbye. If you’re planning on travelling more of Europe your Travel Ninja is on hand for recommendations or help with onward travel plans. It’s been an insane 20 days of exploring Europe by rail. We’ve created memories to last a lifetime and taken enough pics to spam your instagram for the next 12 months. You’re part of the TruFam now and that’s for life so it’s not goodbye it’s see you later!

Milan

WHERE WE STAY

london

Our hostel is right in the center of all the action, just a short walk away from London Bridge and the iconic Tate Modern and tube lines! Picture this: you, your fellow TruTravellers, and a delicious cocktail or ice-cold beer in hand, all while soaking in the breathtaking views, it's the ultimate way to kick off our European adventure in style, trust us!

*please note all accommodation is subject to change but will of a similar level*

paris

Are you happy to be in Paris? Oui!! Welcome to the city of love! Our hostels here are surrounded by quirky little cafes, restaurants and bars in some of the hotspots of the city! Paris is an incredible city to walk around with a coffee and luckily for us we are in the perfect spot to do just that! *Please note the photos above are from two hostels we will be using for the Europe by Rail tours. Contact info@trutravels.com for more information*

amsterdam

Welcome to our vibrant hostel in Amsterdam, just a short walk away from all the good stuff: Leidseplein, Vondelpark, the Rijksmuseum, and the Van Gogh Museum. If you're itching to uncover the secrets of this city, you've struck gold with our location! We've got a bar that's the bee's knees, and guess what? Happy hour swings by every day from 5 to 6. We're basically the experts at picking the coolest spots in town!

berlin

Welcome to the buzzing heart of Berlin! Our hostel is nestled right by the city center. We've got Metro and Tram stops right at our doorstep, so you can zip around the city with ease. Plus, there are tons of awesome restaurants just minutes away, where you can dive headfirst into all things German – think schnitzels, bratwurst, and sauerkraut galore! So get ready to soak up Berlin's culture, cuisine, and an overdose of fun. Let the good times roll!

prague

Welcome to our bright and roomy hostel in Prague! We're kicking it in a seriously cool building nestled in the hip and happening Vinohrady neighborhood. We've got the best of both worlds – just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the bustling city center, yet still close enough to soak in some mind-blowing architecture, chow down at local eateries, hit up awesome bars, and shop 'til you drop at boutique stores! Oh, and did we mention the WiFi? Stay connected, snap those Insta-worthy shots, and keep the good vibes rollin'.

budapest

Hey there, Budapest explorers! Step right into the heart of the action, because you've just landed in the coolest hostel in town! Our digs are electric, with a dash of modern flair that'll make your Instagram followers green with envy. We're talking comfy beds that feel like fluffy clouds, a bar that's cozier than your grandma's living room, and a cafe that whips up the most Instagrammable lattes in Budapest!! You can't tell us that after a day full of adventures, this isn't the ultimate spot to kick back, unwind, and swap epic travel stories with your fellow TruTravellers!

vienna

Vienna, baby! Our hostel here is like your backstage pass to the ultimate Vienna experience. Whether you're an art fanatic, a history buff, or just a traveller on a mission to check all the boxes on your bucket list list, we've got you covered. This is your launchpad for exploring and soaking up every bit of awesomeness this place serves up!

lake bled

Lake bled is stunning and we cannot wait to arrive! Our accommodation is a short drive from the lake itself and we'll be staying in a converted monastery - how cool! It's the perfect base to relax and flick through all your incredible photos from the trip so far!

venice

Just a short walk away from Venezia-Mestre's main train station, you'll stumble upon our Hostel in Venice and oh boy, it's all about those cool, modern vibes! Imagine swanky flat-screen TVs, beds so comfy they make clouds jealous, and free Wi-Fi to keep your Insta stories poppin'. Dreamy, right? You've got epic connections to the main island and the historic old town. So whether you fancy a train ride or a boat trip, it's all right on your doorstep!

milan

Right at the heart of the action, nestled snugly next to the Lambrate railway station, this Hostel offers transport links that'll have you zipping around the city like a pro! But ley's not forget about the bar! Whether you're up for a friendly chat, a cozy lounge session, or some game-time fun, the bar/lounge, and game zone are the places to be and wind down after a busy day exploring the city!

FAQs

Where does the trip start & Finish?

The trip begins in London and ends in Milan

Which airport do I need to fly into?

You will need to fly into any London airport either London Gatwick (LGW), London Luton (LTN) or Londn Heathrow (LHR).

What is the closest airport to the end destination?

Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is the closest airport to Milan.

What kind of accommodation is included on this trip?

The accommodation for this trip is dormitories. It will be a range of 4-8 beds per dorm and it’s possible that these will be mixed sex. The dorms will be for the exclusive use of TruTravels so you will only ever be sharing with other people on the same tour.

 

Some of the accommodation will have shared bathrooms, located outside the dorms.

How much is a pre night’s accommodation?

Due to the seasonal changes in accomodation prices please contact our sales team info@trutravels.com to get the most accurate price.

Is my arrival transfer included or how do I get to my start location?

An arrival transfer is not included on this trip. All London airports have direct transport links into the city. The closest train station to the start location is London Bridge.

How do I get back to the start destination?

To get back to the start destination you will need to book a flight to London

How much is my baggage allowance for the trains?

There is no limit on the baggage allowance - however, you will need to be able to place the luggage in the storage facilities on the train. Often these will be overhead.

What is the currency?

The currency in the majority of destinations will be euros (EUR). In London you will need pounds (GBP), for Prague you will need Czech koruna (CZK) and for Budapest you will need Hungarian Forint (HUF).

Do I need a visa to travel?

Starting in 2024, visitors to Europe will either need a visa or will need to apply for an ETIAS travel authorisation, depending on where you are travelling from. Please check online for the latest updates!

Is my money protected?

Yep! You’re protected. TruTravels is both ABTA and ATOL registered meaning your money is safe. We also offer 1 free date change before 60 days of your departure date.

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