Route: Venice Rome Pisa Florence Nice Barcelona Paris London (Make this a No-Fly route by adding on train travel from London to Venice at check-out)
Duration: 14 nights
Group Size: 5-20 people
Age Range: 18-35
Transport: All high-speed trains across Europe including Eurostar back to London and onwards travel to any train station in Britain. Flights to Venice are not included.
Accommodation: 14 nights in top-rated hostels
Activities Included: There’s a must-do included activity in every city on the trip. Check out the itinerary below to see the activities in each city.
Sustainability: This trip only creates 87kg of carbon emissions! To fly the same route would cost 819kg ♻️
Reviews: All independent reviews
Our Western Europe route is a fast-paced tour of Europe’s most popular destinations. Experience authentic European backpacking, travelling with a small group of likeminded people, staying in hostels and travelling on public transport with an experienced guide.
You’ll have between two and three nights in each city, making this the ultimate way to experience lots of famous European landmarks in a short amount of time. With unmissable included activities and an exciting library of optional excursions as well as plenty of opportunities for self-guided exploring, this is the ultimate way to experience all that Western Europe has to offer.
Travelling with you throughout, your tour leader will ensure your trip goes smoothly; making sure you arrive in each destination safely. They’ll also co-ordinate essential and optional activities such as walking tours and pub crawls- not to mention making sure you’ve got a cold beer waiting for you upon arrival in each hostel.
Euroventure take all the stress out of travelling so that you’re free to relax and enjoy your trip!
Tick off some of Europe’s most famous cities with our 2 week Group Tour!
You’ll have two to three nights in each location, with plenty of time to explore historic sights, culture, nightlife and more. There’ll be unmissable activities which are 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.
Throughout the trip we’ll hang out as a group at least once in each city for drinks – you’ll be travelling with other likeminded travellers, as well as your dedicated tour leader.
To minimise as much potential disruption as possible, we require all travellers to be able to provide suitable proof of vaccination when on your group tour.
One of Europe’s most wanderlust-inspiring destinations, Venice certainly lives up to the expectations!
Once you have arrived in Italy’s most unique city, you’ll meet the group and your Tour Leader in the late afternoon at your first hostel and get to know each other! If you need an extra night of accommodation in Venice before your tour starts, or if you’d like to avoid flights completely and travel to Venice by overnight train then you can add both of these options at check-out.
Once you’ve settled in, visit the fairytale islands of Burano and Murano, where the canals are lined with vibrant multi-coloured houses.
Included: Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands
Optional: Venice Pub Crawl
Suggestion: Cross the iconic St Mark’s Square
Suggestion: Get lost in the alleyways and canals of the city
Suggestion: Taste real Italian gelato
Suggestion: Ride the Vaporetto down the grand canal
Train to Rome – 4 hours
Next, you’ll head to Rome, one of Italy’s most popular and culturally rich destinations.
Included in the price of your trip is admission to the world-famous Colosseum and Roman Forum; the now dis-used amphitheatre and meeting-place where people would gather to socialise and watch live events such as chariot racing and gladiator fighting.
In addition to this (and perhaps a little lighter) there are some great optional activities to take advantage of in Rome. Why not take a free walking tour of the city and discover Rome through the eyes of a local? Or visit the Vatican City, the world’s smallest country at only 0.5 kilometres squared!
Included: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Optional: St Peter’s Basilica
Optional: Vatican & Sistine Chapel
Suggestion: Try real Italian coffee, ice-cream, and pizza
Train to Pisa – 2 hours
Next stop, Pisa! Visit the famous leaning tower and get the mandatory tourist snaps of you propping it back up before enjoying some free time to head out and try local delicacies. We recommend eating at one of the city’s many street food vendors.
One final train journey for the day and you’ll arrive at your next stopover destination. Steak lovers- this is one that will really excite you.
Included: Leaning Tower of Pisa visit
Suggestion: Grab some street food at one of the town’s many vendors
Train to Florence – 1.5 hours
Ah Florence, home to some of Italy’s most incredible renaissance art and architecture! Jam-packed with things to do and some of Italy’s tastiest food to match (steak lovers, this could well be your favourite stop!), Florence has something for everyone.
Spend time walking the city’s cobbled streets, marvel at the stunning architecture and ponder the artwork the city is so famous for. Your time in Tuscany is not complete without seeing its capital!
Optional: Duomo di Firenze
Optional: Boboli Gardens & Queue Skip
Optional: Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti & Boboli Gardens: Skip The Line
Suggestion: See Michelangelo’s statue of David
Suggestion: Explore countless Renaissance chapels and churches
Suggestion: Eat any number of flavours of exquisite ice-cream
Train to Nice – 9 hours
Nice is effortlessly charming, with French Riviera sophistication and some of the best food and wine in Europe.
Check out the quirky art museums, laze on the star-studded beaches, or take a trip to Monaco or Cannes from here – Nice is the glitzy location to be seen at!
For your included activity in this sun-kissed city, you’ll to take to the temperate waters of the Mediterranean Sea for a guided scuba diving trip. Spend the morning playing amongst the fishes and coral before heading to your next destination.
Included: Scuba Diving excursion in the Mediterranean
Suggestion: See the sunset from the Promenade des Anglais
Suggestion: Take a day trip to Monaco, one of the smallest and richest nations on Earth
Train to Barcelona – 11 hours
It may not be the capital city, but Barcelona sure is one of Spain’s main cultural hubs and is definitely not one to miss! Home to amazing art, surreal architecture, and vibrant Catalan culture, you won’t be surprised to find that the nightlife and foodie scenes are just as incredible.
Spend time wandering the city’s many tourist hotspots, check out the bustling markets of La Rambla and soak up the sun on Barceloneta Beach!
Included: See the Sagrada Familia
Optional: Parc Guell
Optional: Ice Bar
Optional: Tapas Experience
Optional: Montjuic Cable Car
Suggestion: See the Picasso Museum in the Gothic Quarter
Suggestion: Try some delicious local tapas
Suggestion: Crawl the bars around Las Ramblas
Train to Paris – 6 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, it bedazzles visitors and oozes charisma at every turn.
As you would expect, Paris is a great destination for any foodies out there. Are you brave enough to tackle a serving of frog’s legs or escargot? Or will you play it safe with baguettes and crêpes? No matter how adventurous you’re feeling, the food in this city is delicious!
Included: See the sunset over the Eiffel Tower (and your trip!) with tickets to the Arc de Triomphe
Optional: Montparnasse Tower
Suggestion: See the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum
Suggestion: Watch a cabaret act at the famous Moulin Rouge
Suggestion: Experience the colourful nightlife of the Marais
Train to London – 3 hours
Arrive in London mid-afternoon. Either finish your journey here, stay a night in London (this is an add-on at check-out) or continue your onward journey home to your nearest UK station for free using your Interrail pass.