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Europe Highlights Explorer 17D/16N
Start: London / Finish: Rome
Category: Self-Guided Adventure
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   WHAT'S INCLUDED
London Heathrow Airport Pick-Up

Rome Airport Drop-Off

15 Nights in Hostel, 3* or 4* Hotel as per Package

1 Overnight Bus Vienna to Venice

Meals: 15 Breakfasts

All Bus and Train Transfers Between Cities

English Speaking Guide on Excursions

Included Experiences:
- London Sightseeing Tour
- Montmartre Walking Tour
- Amsterdam Bike Tour
(Coffee Shop Tour when Unavailable)
- Best of Berlin Day Tour
- Prague Explorer Day Tour
- Vienna Alternative Pub Crawl
(Walking Tour when Unavailable)
- Venice Walking Tour & Gondola Experience
- Rome Bike & Food Experience
(Bus Tour when Unavailable)
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Transfers to/from Bus & Train Stations

Personal Expenses

Tips for Guides

Optional Activities

Travel Insurance (Required)

Flight Tickets

Visa Fees

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Embark on this 17-day adventure through some of the most beautiful and historic cities in Europe starting in London and ending in Rome, passing through the incredible and picturesque cities of Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, and Venice. 

Highlights:
  • Explore Amsterdam and Rome by bicycle
  • Learn about history in Berlin and Prague
  • See the highlights of London and Venice
   GENERAL

***The order of the day by day itinerary may change due to scheduling of day tours.

 

Overview:

On Day 1, get picked up at the London Heathrow airport upon arrival, then take a city sightseeing open-air bus tour on Day 2. Travel by bus to Paris and take a Montmartre Walking Tour on Days 3-4. Continue to Amsterdam with free time and a bike tour on Days 5-6. Day 7 brings you to Berlin by train with a tour to learn about the intriguing history of the city on Day 8. Take a bus to Prague and explore the sights on a city tour on Days 9-10. Travel by bus to Vienna on Day 11, enjoy an alternative pub crawl on Day 12 and enjoy free time on Day 13 before your overnight bus to Venice. Immerse yourself in one of the most beautiful cities on Earth with a walking tour of Venice and a classic gondola ride on Day 14. Finally travel to Rome by train on Day 15 and enjoy a free day to walk around on your own. Then, indulge your tastebuds in mouthwatering Italian cuisine on a bike & food experience in Rome on Day 16. Your trip comes to an end on Day 17 with an airport drop-off in Rome.

 

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: London Heathrow Airport Pick-up

You will be picked up from the London Heathrow airport upon arrival and taken to your accommodation for the night. Overnight in London.

 

Day 2: London Sightseeing Tour (B)

Enjoy your first day in London and see the best sights of the city atop a famous red open-top bus, the Original London Tour. Choose from 3 main routes that encompass over 80 stops across the city. Your pass also includes a Thames river sightseeing cruise pass and three walking tours (Jack the Ripper, Rock ‘n Roll & Changing of the Guard). Get started early and plan your day to take advantage of all the wonderful things to see and do in London. Listen to interesting commentary as you ride along, available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese.  Meals will be on your own today so you can choose the best spots in the city to dine according to your preferences and budget. Once you’ve had enough, head back to your accommodation and get a good night’s rest for your transfer to Paris tomorrow! Overnight in London.

 

Day 3: Bus London to Paris (B)

Today will be a travel day as you take a bus from London to Paris departing in the morning around 8:00 am. Sit back, listen to some music or read a book and enjoy the scenery around you as you ride through the countryside and reach Paris in the afternoon around 16:00 - 17:00 hrs. Make your own way to your accommodation and get settled in before heading out on your own for dinner in Paris. Feel free to go out for a walk and discover the lively city of Paris by night! Overnight in Paris.

 

Day 4: Montmartre Walking Tour (B)

Enjoy a free day to explore the city of Paris on your own and see some of the famous sights this city has to offer. In the evening you will take an included Montmartre Walking Tour, starting at a meeting point near the Blanche metro station at 18:00 hrs. Your guide will lead you through this picturesque and culturally stunning area for around 2 hours and will explain its unique history, art, and bohemian culture.

We will walk through this beautiful and culturally fascinating neighbourhood for approximately two hours. On your loop, your guide will teach you about Montmartre’s history and famously artistic and liberal culture. See important institutions in Montmartre like Paris’ red-light district, including the famous cabaret bar frequented by Picasso, the stunning panoramic view from Sacre Coeur Basilica, the Moulin Rouge, and Amelie’s Cafe Deux Moulins. Learn about interesting stories and anecdotes from your guide as you walk through the heart of Montmartre and enjoy the scenery in good company of a local. Your tour will come to an end back at the meeting point. Make your own way back to your accommodation. Overnight in Paris.

 

Day 5: Bus Paris to Amsterdam (B)

Say goodbye to Paris today and take a morning bus to Amsterdam departing around 10:20 hrs. Enjoy riding through the European countryside by relaxing or taking a nap on the bus. Arrive around 18:00 - 19:00 hrs. Make your own way from the bus station to your accommodation to get settled in and explore the beautiful city of Amsterdam on your own tonight. Go out for dinner or a drink on your own and immerse yourself in the beautiful atmosphere of the city. Overnight in Amsterdam.

 

Day 6: Amsterdam Bike Tour (B)

Today you will have the chance to explore the quirky city of Amsterdam on a bike tour with a local guide who will show you around town for approximately 3 hours. Meet up with your guide and the rest of your group today at 12:00 noon at the meeting point: Prins Hendrikkade 176, 1011 TC Amsterdam. Get geared up and embark on a bike tour to learn about Amsterdam’s liberal public policies on sex and drugs, its unique culture, and the interesting history of this young European city. Your guide will share unique insights from a local point of view and answer all of your questions based on her or his own personal experiences so you can truly immerse yourself in the local culture and have a great time riding around this beautiful and intriguing city. Your trip will come to an end back at the meeting point around 15:00 hrs.

Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to continue exploring on your own. Have lunch at a local restaurant along the river and walk around doing some more sightseeing. Go out at night to explore the fun and sometimes wild Amsterdam nightlife. Overnight in Amsterdam.

NOTE: If today's tour is not available you will instead enjoy an Amsterdam Coffee Shop Walking Tour to learn about Amsterdam's alternative culture and visit some of the city's most famous "coffee shops" where legal marijuana is sold. 

 

Day 7: Train Amsterdam to Berlin (B)

Say goodbye to Amsterdam today and take a morning train to Berlin departing around 11:00 hrs. You should arrive at around 23:00 - midnight tonight depending on your train schedule. Overnight in Berlin.

 

Day 8: Best of Berlin Day Tour (B)

Prepare yourself for an interesting and historic tour of Berlin today, starting at the meeting point in front of Bandy Brooks Shop opposite the Friedrichstrasse Station at 10:30 hrs. This day tour will take you around the city to see the best highlights of Berlin including the must-see Potsdamer Platz, the New Synagogue, the Berliner Dome, the Reichstag, SS and Gestapo Headquarters, and the Berlin Wall, complete with commentary and history from your local guide. Awe at the eclectic mix of historical gems, architectural treasures and modern surprises as you explore the city. Learn about Berlin’s tumultuous history and rich cultural heritage from different eras including the Hohenzollerns, Jews, Weimars, Nazis, Cold War, Reunification and modern day Berlin. After 6 hours, your tour will come to an end at the meeting point. Take a break on your own and soak it all in with a hot schnitzel and a cold German beer before continuing to discover the city on your own. Overnight in Berlin.

 

Day 9: Bus Berlin to Prague (B)

Say goodbye to the intriguing city of Berlin today and depart at around 9:00 hrs. by bus to picturesque Prague. You will be arriving at around 13:30 - 14:00 hrs. Please make your own way to your accommodation and enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city on your own. Go out for lunch or dinner at your leisure and head out to the clubs by night to get a feel for the lively nightlife of this city. Overnight in Prague.

 

Day 10: Prague Explorer Day Tour (B)

Get ready for another in-depth city tour through the history-steeped streets of old Prague today. You will meet your guide and the rest of the group at the meeting point in front of the entrance to the Municipal House (Obecí Dům), Namesti Republiky 5, Prague 1 at 9:00 hrs. See the most important icons of the Czech Republic, wash down some hearty Czech cuisine with a cold local brew, and sail on a 19th-century replica sailboat. Visit Prague’s most important icons such as the St. Vitus Cathedral, John Lennon Wall, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, the Lesser Quarter, Jewish Quarter, Prague Castle and Old Town. Sail under the Charles Bridge and walk over it to admire it from two different and unique perspectives. Your trip will end at approximately 15:00 hrs in front of the Prague Castle, Prague 1. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure and go out tonight on your own for dinner and drinks if you still have some energy! Overnight in Prague.

 

Day 11: Bus Prague to Vienna (B)

Say goodbye to the beautiful city of Prague today and depart at around 8:00 hrs. by bus to Vienna. You will be arriving at around 12:00 - 13:00 hrs. Please make your own way to your accommodation and enjoy a free day to explore the city on your own. Go out for lunch or dinner at your leisure and head out to a local bar or club if you’re feeling like some action. Overnight in Vienna.

 

Day 12: Vienna Alternative Pub Crawl (B)

Enjoy a free day in Vienna to explore on your own and get ready for a big night out on your Vienna Alternative Pub Crawl.

Follow your Viennese guide to discover all the locals-only bars and clubs that you wouldn’t even know to look for on this alternative pub crawl. Lose yourself in great music, Austrian drinking games, stories and fun facts, hidden bars and clubs, and vibrant Viennese culture on this unforgettable night out. Visit four different bars and clubs with beer, free shots, and drink specials included along the way with no queues, no entrance fees, and no huge groups of tourists with matching T-shirts--just you and your unforgettable new group of friends living the Viennese dream. The end of the tour will be in a club with great music and awesome drink specials, where the night truly begins...

NOTE: If today's tour is not available you will instead enjoy a Classic Vienna Walking Tour to see all of this gorgeous city's historical and architectural highlights, or a Christmas Market Tour (seasonal), where you will get to see something uniquely Vienna, with charming stalls selling all kinds of holiday handicrafts.

 

Day 13: Vienna Free Day & Overnight Bus Vienna to Venice (B)

Enjoy a free day in Vienna to sleep in and recover from your pub crawl, see the sights, and have your last authentic Austrian meal on your own. Tonight you will take an overnight bus to Venice departing Vienna around 23:00 hrs.

 

Day 14: Venice Walking Tour & Gondola Experience 

Upon arrival to Venice at around 07:00 - 08:00 am, please make your own way to your accommodation. Freshen up, have breakfast on your own, and enjoy a free morning in one of the world's more beautiful cities before embarking on a fun and cultural tour of Venice at 3:00pm. This 2-hour walking tour of Venice provides an excellent introduction to the city’s highlights and history, plus the classic Venetian experience of riding in a gondola. Meet your guide near St. Mark’s Square, where you’ll get an insider’s view of iconic attractions like St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Wander through the idyllic surrounding neighborhood as your guide illuminates Venice's history as a maritime superpower and creative centre of Renaissance art. Admire world-famous Venetian landmarks such as the Teatro la Fenice opera house, the Rialto Bridge and the mysterious spiral staircase of Scala del Bovolo. The specific tour itinerary may vary by day, as there is so much to see! After exploring the city’s enchanting streets by foot, climb aboard a traditional gondola boat for a romantic ride along the famous Venitian canals. Navigated by a friendly gondolier, cruise by spectacular historic structures along the Grand Canal and float down smaller waterways in the charming Fenice neighborhood. After a 35-minute ride, step back on solid ground at the Dogana/Valaresso Station in central Venice. Overnight in Venice.

NOTE: Today's walking tour does not include entry to any monuments.

 

Day 15: Train Venice to Rome & Free Day (B)

Take an early morning train from Venice to Rome today departing at around 7:30 hrs and arrive to Rome around 11:00 - 12:00 hrs. Make your own way to your accommodation and then enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure exploring the city and immersing yourself in the bustling pace of life in the capital. Go out on your own for dinner and drinks tonight and then head back to your accommodation to rest up. Overnight in Rome.

 

Day 16: Rome Bike & Food Experience (B)

Today you will embark on another fun city and foodie tour by bike, starting by meeting your guide near Piazza Venezia around 10:00 hrs. Meet the rest of your group and get geared up with your equipment and a quick safety briefing before beginning your 14-km loop through the city to see some of Rome’s most famous and historic sites. Pass by the Colosseum where Roman gladiators once fought to the death, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, the Roman Empire’s historical center, the Jewish Ghetto and the Trevi Fountain, where you can toss in a few coins and make a wish for good luck. Enjoy Italian delicacies as you snack your way through the ride on authentic mouth-watering Italian cuisine. Leave room for a taste of a traditional pizza, gelato, and baked goods. Finally you will circle back to Piazza Venezia, where your bike tour will come to an end at the meeting point around 13:00 hrs.

Note: Please do not bring any medium or large bags. Good walking shoes are recommended. This trip is not recommended for pregnant women or people with difficulties riding a bike for a 3-hour duration.

All passenger heights MUST be advised at time of booking.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and do some last minute souvenir shopping before saying goodbye to this wonderful city tomorrow! Overnight in Rome.

NOTE: If today's tour is not available you will instead enjoy a Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour that includes a 48-hour pass with included entrance to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

 

Day 17: Rome Airport Drop-off (B)

Today, your wonderful journey in Europe will come to an end. You will be transferred to the Rome airport in time for your return flight. We wish you safe travels!

 

Note: Bus/Train times may vary without prior notice, you will receive confirmation of your final schedule prior to departure.  

   DETAILS
Departure Times
Everyday


Duration
17 days.

Departure Point
London Heathrow Airport Pick-Up

Arrival Point
Rome Airport Drop-Off

Special Instructions
Please contact us at gobamba@bambaexperience.com at least 14 days prior to arrival to confirm your departure information.

Note: Bus/Train times may vary without prior notice, you will receive confirmation of your final schedule prior to departure.

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You will share a room with other travellers in hostels.
Price per person: $1,959 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
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You and your travel partner will share a private room in hostels.
Price per person: $2,369 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 2
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Price per person: $3,643 USD
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You and your travel partner will share a room in a 3* hotel.
Price per person: $2,410 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 2
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You will have your own room in 3* hotels.
Price per person: $3,345 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
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You and your travel partner will share a room in 4* hotels.
Price per person: $3,122 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 2
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You will have your own room in 4* hotels.
Price per person: $4,734 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1

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