Route: London Paris Munich Budapest
Duration: 7 nights
Transport: This route is an 8 day trip taking you from London to Budapest by rail. You’ll spend all 7 nights in your accommodation and you’ll travel by train during the day
Accessibility: This route is wheelchair accessible
Sustainability: This trip only creates 47.4 kg of carbon emissions! To fly the same route would cost 364.8 ♻️
Reviews: All independent reviews
Start from home and head East, all the way to beautiful Budapest!
Taking the Eurostar to Paris makes it a totally stress free way to explore the best of both Central and Eastern Europe in just a week. Perfect for first time travellers, families or for a short break, it makes for a chilled out week of exploring.
Start your 1 week rail trip in the UK’s buzzing capital, London. A metropolis of almost 8 million people, London is the beating heart of the UK, home to the nation’s finest museums, theatres, food and sightseeing.
Get in touch if you’d like to customise this route and start your trip in style by spending a couple of nights here before heading over to the continent via Eurostar.
Arrive fresh and ready to explore the French Capital. By day, tick off the classics: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the stunning Champs Elysees and the Louvre. By night, settle into a cosy pavement cafe with a glass of French wine or local beer and drink in the atmosphere of Paris.
From here, head East into Germany to the Bavarian capital of Munich. Famous for beer gardens, green parks, grand Gothic buildings and, of course, Oktoberfest – Munich is a perfect bridge between East and West. You’ll certainly start to feel the Eastern European influence when it comes to the price of your pints… Spend an easy day exploring this gracious city before relaxing in one of the many traditional beerhalls.
Continue along the picturesque Danube to reach Budapest, the alternative little sister to Berlin. Take in its stunning architecture, friendly locals, and cool ruin bars – there’s no place like it! Be sure to get the locals to tip you off about the best of Budapest’s famous spas for a quick pamper session. You’re going to need the relaxation before rounding your last night off with a toast of the local wine, Tokaji…
London is home to the UK’s biggest and best known museums, sights and attractions – why not add a few nights here if you want to make the most of what the city has to offer?
Check out the country’s top museums, all of which are free!
Explore the alternative markets at Portobello road and Camden
Try all the international foodie delights in Brixton Village or Brick Lane
Train to Paris – 4 hours
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.
See the Mona Lisa at the Louvre museum
Watch a cabaret act the famous Moulin Rouge
Experience the colourful nightlife of the Marais
Train to Munich – 6 hours
The capital of Bavaria and Germany’s second city will draw you in with its elegance and attractions that match the big names in Europe. With its pedestrianised city centre and impressive monuments, museums and art galleries; as well as beer, and plenty of it at Oktoberfest – Munich is not to be missed!
Learn about the city at the Stadtmuseum
Walk across the sprawling Englisher Garten
Join the Bavarian beer festival of Oktoberfest
Train to Budapest – 7 hours
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.
Relax in the 15th Century thermal spas
Take panoramic photos from the scenic Buda castle
Go to Sziget rock and indie festival in August