Southern Europe (28+)

Duration

14 nights/15 days

Group Size

5-20 people plus tour leader

Age Range

28+ (Check out our other dates if you are 18-27)

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Transport

Eurostar train from Paris back to London, and all high-speed trains across Europe.

Accommodation

14 nights in top-rated hostels. For 28+ Group Tours you will be staying in private rooms of up to 6 people (where available).

Activities

Activities included! One in every city – e.g. Visit to the Colosseum, Pisa excursion, scuba diving as well as optional sightseeing trips on other days with your tour leader.

The Route
  • Venice
  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Nice
  • Barcelona
  • Paris
  • London
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Trip Style

Looking for a Spain, France and Italy tour where you can soak up some southern sun, and enjoy a more authentic travel experience? Our small group Southern Europe tours are perfect. Travel on public transport, stay in hostels and travel with a group of likeminded backpackers.

Travelling with you throughout, your tour leader will ensure the trip runs smoothly; getting you on the right train and making sure you arrive safely at your hostel in each city.

They’ll also be exploring the city with you, coordinating essential and optional activities – such as city tours and pub crawls – not to mention making sure you’ve got a cold beer waiting for you upon arrival at each hostel’s bar!

Any problems or queries you might have during your trip, they’re on hand. That means all you need to do is relax and enjoy the journey!

Description

Tick off some of Europe’s most famous capital cities with our 2 week Spain, France and Italy Group Tour! Explore Southern Europe by rail, with a small group and a dedicated tour leader.

Throughout the trip we’ll hang out as a group at least once in each city for drinks – you’ll be travelling with other like minded travellers, as well as your dedicated tour leader.

What's Included?

  • All train tickets between cities including Eurostar from Paris to London (flight to Venice not included)
  • Any Interrail or Eurail passes if required, based on the best value for you
  • Seat reservations on high-speed rail
  • Accommodation in top-rated, centrally located hostels tested by us
  • Our essential activities, such as tours, day trips, historic sights and museums
  • Breakfast in some hostels (depending on availability)
  • Free arrival drink in every hostel with a bar
  • Transfers to and from the hostel and included activities by public transport
  • The option to book additional walking tours, pub crawls and other activities through your tour leader
  • A Tour Leader to travel with you and coordinate your trip throughout

 

The Route

Itinerary

You’ll have two to three nights in each location, with plenty of time to explore historic sights, beaches, nightlife and more. In each city there’ll be an unmissable activity which is included in your price – but there will also be other optional activities on offer. We’ve also included a few free days throughout your trip, so that you can chill out and do whatever you fancy.

Venice (2 Nights)

Arrive in Venice and in the afternoon, meet your group at the hostel. Here you have the whole day to explore the intricate network of canals that form the veins of the city.

Don’t spend too much time relaxing at by the canals though, as there’s plenty to see and do on the 127 islands that form the medieval city.

Take a trip up to Basilica San Marco and enjoy the glorious views, and get to know your knew travel buddies by visiting the perfectly pastel islands of Murano and Burano (included) – enjoying gelato en route before heading off the following day for Rome.

Venice Guides
Highlights
  • Included: Murano & Burano visit
  • Cross the iconic St Mark’s Square
  • Get lost in the alleyways and canals of the city
  • Ride the vaporetto down the grand canal
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Rome (2 Nights)

Hit the ground running in Rome, the ‘living theatre’ and a perfect place to experience a taste of the Ancient world.

Enjoy the Colosseum and Roman Forum on the morning of day 2 – tickets will be included in your trip. In the afternoon, opt for a visit to St Peter’s Basilica, or just wander around the world class sights of the city.

Rome Guides
Highlights

  • Visit the Colosseum & Roman Forum with tickets included
  • Try real Italian coffee, ice-cream, and pizza
  • Explore the smallest country in the world – the Vatican City!
  • Wonder at the magnificence of St Peter’s Basilica

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Florence (2 Nights)

Continue your journey to Florence, the capital of Tuscany. This city was recently voted as Europe’s favourite destination and it’s easy to see why. The city is a masterpiece of architecture and serves up some of the best pizza and pasta in Italy! We’ll drop our bags and then head to Pisa for the afternoon to see the Leaning Tower in all its glory.

The next day will be free to spend as you wish, exploring the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries with their world class art or the famous Duomo.

Florence Guides
Highlights

  • Included: excursion to the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • See Michelangelo’s statue of David
  • Explore countless Renaissance chapels and churches
  • Eat any number of flavours of exquisite ice-cream

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Nice (3 Nights)

After your Italian adventures, you’ll find yourself on the French Riviera in Nice – bask in the sunshine in this glamorous city. On day 2 we’ll take a day trip by boat, enjoying the chance to swim and scuba dive in the clear Mediterranean sea. Speed back past the homes of the rich and famous along the coastline, and get back in time for another beautiful riviera sunset.

Nice Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Scuba diving excursion in the Mediterranean
  • See the sunset from the Promenade des Anglais
  • Take a day trip to Monaco

Barcelona (3 Nights)

Carry on to Barcelona and chill on the beach before exploring the city’s great nightlife. On day two we’ll visit the Sagrada Familia, with Skip the Line tickets included. In the afternoon, take a trip to Gaudi’s masterpiece Park Guell, and in the evening you have the option to join a pub crawl. Day 3? Why not opt to round off your visit to this lively city with a tapas experience in the evening.

Barcelona Guides
Highlights

  • Tickets to the Sagrada Familia (included)
  • See the Picasso Museum in the Gothic Quarter
  • Taste some authentic Catalan tapas
  • Spot Gaudi’s distinctive architecture in Parc Guell
  • Crawl the bars around Las Ramblas

Paris (2 Nights)

Your Europe trip finishes in one of the most beautiful cities on earth – Paris. Get your selfie stick out by the Eiffel Tower and wind down in the ‘City of Lights’.

Upon arriving we’ll head straight up to Montmartre to get a gorgeous view at Sacre Coeur, followed by drinks near the Moulin Rouge.

On day two, use your day to absorb some culture at the world famous Louvre. We’ll finish the trip with a sunset visit to the Tour Montparnasse – watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle in the evening glow before saying goodbye to the trip of a lifetime. Not a bad way to end eh?!

Paris Guides
Highlights

  • See the sun set over the Eiffel Tower (and your trip!) with tickets to the Tour Montparnasse observation deck
  • See the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum
  • Watch a cabaret act at the famous Moulin Rouge
  • Experience the colourful nightlife of the Marais

London

Arrive in London around lunchtime. Either finish your journey here, or continue your onward journey home to your nearest UK station.


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London Guides
Highlights

  • Toast your new friends with a quick drink before saying your goodbyes… for now!

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Reviews

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2 weeks ago

The team at Euroventure was outstanding! Not only were they knowledgeable and helpful, but they were always quick to respond, very accommodating, and made every part of our trip personal and meaningful. Highly recommend Euroventure and would definitely work with them again.

Dannah Verified Reviewer

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3 weeks ago

I have just returned from my 1 week interrailing trip! Me and my boyfriend went on the “Iron curtain” package and it was amazing. Euroventure organised everything and made it so easy. I would highly recommend anyone that wants to see more of Europe to go with this company.

Anonymous Verified Reviewer

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3 weeks ago

My sisters and I had the best trip, we did a variation to the 4 week eastern traveller route and Euroventure were so helpful in making the trip suit our needs. Each hostel was great and in a good location. The info pack was such a great help and an amazing keepsake. The fact all of our travel was booked and set out meant we could spend all our efforts on experiencing everything! We truly had the best time and would 100% recommend to anyone. We’re already looking for our next trip! Thanks again for all your help - Alice, Kailey and Harriet :)

Alice Verified Reviewer

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1 month ago

The trip was amazing. The organisation and selection of hostels and type of travel was exceptional allowing for an outstanding memory

TYNE Govier Verified Reviewer

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1 month ago

OB14844 Absolutely amazing trip. Took alm the hassle out of booking trains myself. The travel pack is really good too.

Amy Elizabeth Verified Reviewer

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Question:
What sort of people book on to the Europe Group Tours?
Answer:
People like you who love to travel! From first time travellers to people who have travelled extensively before (including many of our past customers). We have a higher proportion of females than males and more single travellers than couples or groups. But as long as you want to travel and like the social aspect of being with other people then you will fit in just fine! Our staff are an inclusive and friendly bunch of people, and your tour leader will do their best to help the group get to know each other at the start of the tour.
Question:
What makes your Euroventure Group Tours different?
Answer:
Great question! It's all about the travel style. We are a small company run by enthusiastic and experienced travellers - we think this is reflected in our tours. You'll travel in small groups of between 4 and 20, with a Euroventure leader. Your tour leader will be with you throughout, making sure you get on the right trains/busses, get to your hostels safely and making sure everyone's having an awesome time. You'll travel by public transport, either by coach or train, rather than using private transfers. We run all our tours this way - it's better for the environment and a more authentic experience for you. The welcome drinks and included activities in each place bring the group together, but you also have plenty of time to do your own thing too. Different groups have different dynamics, but we often go sightseeing, for dinner and on nights out together.
Question:
Can I book on to a Europe Group Tour if I am not in the same age group?
Answer:
Our Europe group tours are split into two different age groups - 18 to 27 year olds and 28+. Each age group will have a different dynamic so if you are younger or older at heart and would like to be on a tour of a different age group then get in touch with us and we'll see what we can do!
Question:
How do I pay for a group tour?
Answer:
You can book and pay online from the package page with either a £150 deposit per person or in full. We will then send you a booking summary confirming your booking. If you have not paid in full your booking summary will contain a link for you to pay the remainder balance (at least 90 days before departure). Alternatively you can call or email us to secure your place on the trip, and pay over the phone, via online bank transfer or over the counter at your bank.
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