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Europe by Rail with the Glacier Express

  • 13Day(s)
  • Trip Code: GAEEBR

Europe is full of magnificent train rides, so why not come with us and hop aboard as many of them as you can? Over 13 days, you’ll go from London to Paris via the Eurostar and 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 London

Arrive at any time

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 London/Paris (1B)

Board the famous Eurostar train for the journey through the Chunnel to Paris

Board the famous Eurostar train for the journey through the Chunnel to Paris. Enjoy an orientation walk and free time to visit the city.

Day 3 Paris (1B)

Spend the day with free time to visit dozens of museums, patisserie shops, sidewalk cafés or grand boulevards

Spend the day with free time to visit dozens of museums, patisserie shops, sidewalk cafés or grand boulevards.

Day 4 Paris/Lausanne (1B)

Take a morning TGV train to Lausanne, Switzerland

Take a morning TGV train to Lausanne, Switzerland. Spend the afternoon in this charming town.

Day 5 Lausanne/Zermatt (1B)

Board another train for the journey to Zermatt, a tiny village in the heart of the Swiss Alps

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 6 Zermatt/Chur (1B, 1L)

Board the Glacier Express for a slow and stunning ride through the Alps

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 7 Chur/Munich (1B)

Take a full day to reach Munich, in the heart of Bavaria

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 8 Munich (1B)

Explore the city or head further afield to visit Füssen and the famous Neuschwanstein Castle

Explore the city or head further afield to visit Füssen and the famous Neuschwanstein Castle.

Day 9 Munich/Salzburg (1B)

Visit Dachau before a short train ride to Salzburg, Austria

Visit Dachau before a short train ride to Salzburg, Austria. This charming city is brimming with history and character.

Day 10 Salzburg (1B)

Make the most of a free day in Salzburg

Make the most of a free day in Salzburg. Opt to visit the salt mines or take the famous Sound of Music tour.

Day 11 Salzburg/Vienna (1B)

Continue by train to Vienna

Continue by train to Vienna. Opt to visit the famous opera house, join a city tour or visit world-class museums.

Day 12 Vienna/Budapest (1B)

Take a morning train to Budapest, Hungary

Take a morning train to Budapest, Hungary. Opt to enjoy a night out in this western city with eastern charm.

Day 13 Budapest (1B)

Depart at any time

Depart at any time.

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  • DURATION: 13 DAYS
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  • TRIP CODE: GAEEBR
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You will visit

  • Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Is this for me?

  • Trip Style: Small Group Adventures
  • Comfort Level: Standard
  • Physical Demands: There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

What's included?

  • Eurostar ride through the Chunnel. Paris orientation walk. TGV train. Lausanne orientation walk. Zermatt stay. The Glacier Express train with lunch onboard. Dachau tour (Munich). Salzburg orientation walk. Vienna orientation walk. Budapest orientation walk. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Max 16, avg 12.
  • 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Hotels/pensions (12 nts).
  • Trains, subway, walking.

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