This is a fast paced trip cramming in ten awesome destinations in 3 weeks. 20 nights of the trip will be in your accommodation, with one night on a night train. Journeys vary in length from a few hours to a full day’s travel. Start and finish from your nearest UK station and travel to and from mainland Europe via Eurostar – it’s all included in the price. Prefer to fly to Amsterdam and back from Paris rather than taking the Eurostar? No problem, just request a price and reply to the email to let us know – we’ll adjust the price for you.

Duration
22 Days / 21 Nights

Route
London > Amsterdam > Berlin > Prague > Vienna > Budapest > Zagreb > Venice > Florence > Rome > Paris > London

Trip Style
Another first time traveller favourite, this 3 week route takes you all the way from the UK through Western and Central Europe and back! Tick off all the major sights and more.

Trip Description
If you’re going to interrail Europe, you may as well go the Whole Hog, right?
This package is our most popular European backpacking route, and with our 3 week option you’ll spend a couple of days in each city. That means you get to see 10 awesome destinations in 22 days. It’s fast paced but not rushed – you’ll have a full day in each city, meaning you’ve got plenty of time to see the sights. Perfect if you want to cover all the continent’s most popular cities.

If you wake up late in Amsterdam or fancy a few more hours in Berlin, don’t worry! The joy of interrailing is that a lot of your journeys are open. So you can change your plans at the last minute and cram more sightseeing in, if you prefer…
Start your European backpacking route in London and settle into your journey on board the Eurostar to Brussels. A quick train change and you’re heading off to experience the famously buzzing night-life in Amsterdam. With coffee shops and museums galore, you’ll have the perfect mix of culture and partying to contend with! Next up is the cosmopolitan and edgy atmosphere in Berlin, the European city that never sleeps. Carry on to Prague for gorgeous Gothic scenery by day, and long, boozy nights in secret underground bars by night. Next, head south to classical Vienna, the music capital of the continent, before making your way up the Danube River to grand old bohemian Budapest.

After one too many in the Ruin Bars, recuperate at a spa before heading to the underrated Croatian capital, Zagreb. With a buzzing cafe culture and chilled bars, you won’t go hungry or bored! Head west straight through Slovenia and you’ll wind up in Italy. Ride the gondolas down the canals of Venice and get lost in its picturesque labyrinth of quaint backstreets. Next up is a trip to the artists’ haven of Florence. Soak up the medieval splendour and enjoy the style and glamour of what was once the capital of Italy. Fancy a day trip? Head out to the scenic vineyards of Tuscany on a hunt for the perfect grape. Who knows, you might even get to make your own wine!

As you pull into Rome, prepare to be spoilt for choice when it comes to sight-seeing in one of the world’s most photogenic cities. The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Castel Sant’Angelo, are all must-sees, of course! Be sure to tick off the smallest country in the world, the Vatican City, and spend the last few days of your European backpacking route exploring the historic streets, piazzas and palaces of Old Rome. When night falls, the city really comes alive! Head to any of the city’s many unique clubs and chilled bars, and you’ll be guaranteed a great trip finale!

Take the night train over to Paris for your last destination. Arrive bright and early, ready to make the most of the most visited city in Europe. Catch all the best views from the top of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomph or the steps of Sacre Coeur, then refresh yourself with a glorious glass of French wine and the finest cheese. There’s no finer way to say goodbye to the trip of a lifetime before you zoom back to your nearest UK station to complete your adventure…

Itinerary
With 10 cities in 22 days, The Whole Hog is a whirl-wind tour. Most of your journeys will have some
flexibility, and you’ll travel during the day apart from one night train. You’ll have a mix of shorter and longer
trains, but don’t worry – we’ll always book times that allow you to make the most of each city.

London
Start your trip in London with the Eurostar from St Pancras. Why not add a few nights here to see the sights
of the capital? Prefer to fly to Amsterdam rather than taking the Eurostar? No problem, just reply to your
quote email and tell us – we’ll adjust the price for you.

Amsterdam (3 Nights)
Despite being credited with certain recreational pastimes, there is actually a lot more to the city than the
stereotypical picture, with its abundance of engaging museums, beautiful townhouses and canals. Find out
what makes Amsterdam the beating heart of the Netherlands.

Highlights
• Visit the Van Gogh Museum
• Discover Europe’s biggest historic centre by pedal
• Take a tour of the red light district

Berlin (2 Nights)
Berlin is the alternative, cool kid of Europe and a pro at being edgy. It’s how people dress, their liberal
attitudes, the graffiti, the skaters and BMXers, the art, the clubs and the food. Berlin is also crammed full of
fascinating WWII history around every corner.

Highlights
• See a section of the old Berlin Wall
• Climb the dome of the renovated Reichstag
• Discover the nightlife of Schoneberg and Kreuzberg

Prague (2 Nights)
Prague is stunning, there’s no better word to describe it. On any side street or square you’ll find unique
buildings full of colourful detail. The Czech Republic is also the home of Pilsner beer, with no lack of
establishments to sample it.

Highlights
• Cross the enchanting Charles Bridge
• Marvel at the curvy design of the Dancing Building
• Try all the Czech Pilsner beers in the Old Town pub Vienna (1 Night) Vienna is crisp, clean and chic with its

 

Vienna (1 Night)
Vienna is crisp, clean and chic with its biggest draw factor being the multitude of classical palaces and
grand imperial buildings. Whether you’re into your royal history or not, the sheer scale of it here will be
encapsulating for all, whilst not forgetting the great bars and eateries.

Highlights
• Visit the Spanish riding school of Vienna
• Eat real Apple Strudel and Wiener Schnitzel
• Go to a classical concert in a city renowned for music

Budapest (2 Nights)
Proudly guarding the Danube, the once twin cities of Buda and Pest show off every architectural style from
Baroque to Art Nouveau. With its rickety trams and turn-of-the-century feel you’ll be charmed by its past
while you cure your hangover at the multitude of hot baths.

Highlights
• Relax in the 15th Century thermal spas
• Take panoramic photos from the scenic Buda castle
• Go to Sziget rock and indie festival in August

Zagreb (2 Nights)
A city of flowers and fountains with a curious Mediterranean feel, Zagreb is a year-round destination with
a museum-café-theatre culture by day and a lakeside party by night. In winter a tram ride out of the city
provides scenic hiking and skiing opportunities.

Highlights
• Catch a 360 view from the Lotrščak Tower
• Stroll through the beautiful Mirogoj cemetery
• Have a coffee in Kino Europa, Zagreb’s oldest cinema

Venice (2 Nights)
Venice is nothing short of unique, built on mudbanks in the lagoon, having forgone the convenience of
cars for the charisma of canals. Getting lost in Venice is part of the fun, and if you’re on foot you’ll only find
small backstreets or large piazzas, not a single car in sight!

Highlights
• Cross the iconic St Mark’s Square
• Get lost in the alleyways and canals of the city
• Ride the vaporetto down the grand canal

Florence (2 Nights)
If you are touring the big cities of Europe and want to escape to the countryside, then the capital of Tuscany
is one of the easiest places to do it from. Not that you’d want to of course, once you are seduced by the
birthplace of Renaissance art and architecture.

Highlights
• See Michelangelo’s statue of David
• Explore countless Renaissance chapels and churches
• Eat any number of fun flavours of exquisite ice-cream

Rome (2 Nights)
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. If that means indulging in ice-cream, pizzerias, cafes and trattorias
then so be it. Rome will delight you with its eateries and mesmerise you with its monuments. Also visit the
Vatican, the world’s smallest country.

Highlights
• Marvel at the ruins of the Roman Forum
• See the world-famous Colosseum
• Try real Italian coffee, ice-cream and pizza

Paris (2 Nights)
Paris is a byword for romance, a synonym for style and the epitome of elegance. The pride of France and
one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris needs little introduction, from the Eiffel Tower to the
Pont Neuf, bedazzling visitors and oozing charisma at every turn.

Highlights
• See the Mona Lisa at the Louvre museum
• Watch a cabaret act the famous Moulin Rouge
• Experience the colourful nightlife of the Marais

London
Finish your trip back in the UK’s enigmatic capital city, or take your onward connection home! Prefer to fly
back from Paris rather than taking the Eurostar? No problem, just reply to your quote email and tell us –
we’ll adjust the price for you.

How to get there
No stress! With the 3 week Whole Hog all your transport from the UK to the continent and back is included.
Travel by train from your nearest station to London, then start your journey in style on board the Eurostar
from St Pancras.

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