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Day 1 - Starting: London & Finishing: London
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Day 2 - Starting: London & Finishing: Paris
Board the famous Eurostar train for the journey through the Chunnel to Paris. Enjoy an orientation walk and free time to visit the Eiffel Tower, dozens of museums, Luxembourg Garden, wander the banks of the Seine or sip wine and eat cheese at a sidewalk café like a local.
Day 3 - Starting: Paris & Finishing: 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 4 - Starting: Paris & Finishing: Lausanne
Take a morning TGV train to Lausanne, Switzerland. Spend the afternoon in this charming town.
Day 5 - Starting: Lausanne & Finishing: 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.
Day 6 - Starting: Zermatt & Finishing: 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.
Day 7 - Starting: Chur & Finishing: 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.
Day 8 - Starting: Munich & Finishing: Munich
Explore the city or head further afield to visit Füssen and the famous Neuschwanstein Castle.
Day 9 - Starting: Munich & Finishing: Salzburg
Visit the concentration camp of Dachau, right outside the city centre. Learn of the atrocities of war and the triumph of the human spirit. Return to the city for a short train ride to Salzburg, Austria. This charming city is brimming with history and character. Known for the nearby salt mines, Mozart and the setting for The Sound of Music, Salzburg has plenty to pack into a day and a half.
Day 10 - Starting: Salzburg & Finishing: 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 - Starting: Salzburg & Finishing: Vienna
Continue by train to Vienna. Opt to visit the famous opera house, join a city tour or visit world-class museums.
Day 12 - Starting: Vienna & Finishing: 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.
Day 13 - Starting: Budapest & Finishing: Budapest
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.
Day 14 - Starting: Budapest & Finishing: Sibiu
Enjoy an orientation walk of Budapest to get a feel for this westernized city with eastern charm. Opt to spend free time visiting Buda Castle, wandering the streets of Pest, or soaking in a thermal bath. In the evening, board an overnight train to Sibiu.
Day 15 - Starting: Sibiu & Finishing: Sighișoara
Explore Sighișoara's medieval walled citadel with its cultural attractions and great restaurants and bars. Sample some Romanian cuisine—the Casa Dracula (original home of Vlad, the model for Count Dracula) is now a restaurant specializing in hearty meat and game dishes of the region.
Day 16 - Starting: Sighișoara & Finishing: Braşov
Enjoy a half-day guided tour of Sighisoara's countryside. Take in the beautiful rolling scenery and visit medieval villages and fortified churches. In the early evening, ride the rails to the city of Brasov, the best preserved medieval city in Romania.
Day 17 - Starting: Braşov & Finishing: Braşov
Impressively situated on a rock outcrop and dominating the valley, this 14th century castle is steeped in history and folklore. Soak in the gorgeous countryside as you learn about the creepier side of Romania.
Day 18 - Starting: Braşov & Finishing: Bucharest
Travel to Bucharest and enjoy an orientation walk. Take time to explore the Soviet-esque architecture, the beautiful cathedral, or indulge in Bucharest's international cuisine.
Day 19 - Starting: Bucharest & Finishing: Veliko Tarnovo
Enjoy this charming town and opt to visit the Tsarevets Fortress just outside the city.
Day 20 - Starting: Veliko Tarnovo & Finishing: Veliko Tarnovo
Hike to the hilltop village of Arbanasi. Soak in the views over Veliko Tarnovo. Opt to go mountain biking or view the murals at the Church of the Nativity.
Day 21 - Starting: Veliko Tarnovo & Finishing: Sofia
A mix of western grandeur and Soviet bulk, Sofia boasts a gold-domed church and delicious international dining. Sample modern takes on Bulgarian and international food, with some great trendy dining opportunities.
Day 22 - Starting: Sofia & Finishing: Sofia
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