Multi-Day Tour

Europe by Rail with the Glacier Express (12 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Paris, France To Budapest, Hungary

Valid for Departures: 06 May 2018 - 20 Oct 2019


Day 1
Paris, France
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Day 1 Paris: There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Paris, France
None Breakfast
Day 2 Paris: The Louvre, Musée d'Orsay 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-Élysées or explore the Left Bank.
Day 3
Paris, France
None Breakfast
Day 3 Paris/Lausanne: 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
Lausanne, Switzerland
None Breakfast
Day 4 Lausanne/Zermatt: 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
Zermatt, Switzerland
None Breakfast
Day 5 Zermatt/Chur: 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
Chur, Switzerland
None Breakfast
Day 6 Chur/Munich: 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, Germany
None Breakfast
Day 7 Munich: Explore the city or head further afield to visit Füssen and the famous Neuschwanstein Castle.
Day 8
Munich, Germany
None Breakfast
Day 8 Munich/Salzburg: 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, Austria
None Breakfast
Day 9 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 10
Salzburg, Austria
None Breakfast
Day 10 Salzburg/Vienna: 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
None Breakfast
Day 11 Vienna/Budapest: 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, Hungary
None Breakfast
Day 12 Budapest: We highly recommend booking extra time in this vibrant city. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Europe is full of magnificent train rides, so why not come with us and hop aboard as many of them as you can? 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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