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Western Europe Group Tour: 2 Weeks

14 nights

Unleash your wanderlust on our two-week Western Europe Group Tour, exclusively made for explorers aged 18-35. This extraordinary journey takes you through some of Europe’s most cultured and beautiful cities, unveiling a tapestry of history, stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches and exciting nightlife.

Our Western Europe route is a fast-paced tour of Western Europe’s most popular destinations. Experience authentic European backpacking, travelling with a small group of likeminded people, staying in great hostels and travelling on public transport with an experienced guide.

You’ll have between one and three nights in each city, making this the ultimate way to experience lots of famous European landmarks in a short amount of time. We offer a mix of unmissable included activities, exciting optional excursions, and plenty of free time – allowing you to tailor your adventure to your interests and explore at your own pace, with your new friends.

Travelling with you throughout, your trusty tour leader will ensure your trip goes smoothly; making sure you arrive in each destination safely.

Euroventure take all the stress out of travelling so that you’re free to relax and enjoy your trip!

TRIP DETAILS
DESCRIPTION
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Route: Venice Rome Florence Nice Barcelona Paris London

Nights: 14 nights

Group Size: 5-20 people

Age Range: 18-35

Transport: Train or Bus

Countries Visited: 3

Accommodation: Hostels

Activities Included: Check out the itinerary below to see the activities in each city.

Difficulty Level: There’s nothing too exerting in our group tour programme but you should be able to walk for up to 30 minutes with your backpack.

Sustainability: This trip creates 87kg of carbon emissions. Flying the same route would create 819kg ♻️

Reviews:    All independent reviews

Your tour starts in the fairytale city of Venice where you’ll meet your fellow travellers and get aquainted in the hostel bar, before the next day heading off to the Islands of Murano and Burano as a group. From Venice, you’ll venture into the heart of Italy, where the Eternal City of Rome beckons with its monumental history and delectable cuisine. You’ll be taken aback by the impressive Colosseum and the Vatican Museums’ artistic treasures. Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, will dazzle you with its iconic art and architectural wonders – and of course, Chianti wine!

The azure waters and star-studded beaches of Nice provide a glamorous interlude before you delve into the art and passion of Barcelona. The romanticism of Paris, the “City of Love,” awaits, with its iconic landmarks, culinary delights, and vibrant nightlife.

Guided by an experienced tour leader, this adventure promises not just remarkable destinations and plenty of Insta likes, but also lifelong friendships. If by the end, you’ve still got an itch to travel further – tick off more highlights of Europe by checking out our Central Europe Group Tour.

All train and bus tickets between cities including Eurostar to and from London

– Any Interrail or Eurail passes if required, based on the best value for you

– All possible seat reservations – not just the compulsory ones!

– Accommodation in top-rated, centrally located hostels – tested by us

– Travel Disruption Protection – alternative travel included if there is a strike or similar disruption.

Guided to and from the hostels, included activities and train stations by a Tour Leader

– Unmissable included activities

– A Tour Leader to travel with you and coordinate your trip throughout

Tour Details

Route: Venice Rome Florence Nice Barcelona Paris London

Nights: 14 nights

Group Size: 5-20 people

Age Range: 18-35

Transport: Train or Bus

Countries Visited: 3

Accommodation: Hostels

Activities Included: Check out the itinerary below to see the activities in each city.

Difficulty Level: There’s nothing too exerting in our group tour programme but you should be able to walk for up to 30 minutes with your backpack.

Sustainability: This trip creates 87kg of carbon emissions. Flying the same route would create 819kg ♻️

Reviews:    All independent reviews

Tour Description

Unleash your wanderlust on our two-week Western Europe Group Tour, exclusively made for explorers aged 18-35. This extraordinary journey takes you through some of Europe’s most cultured and beautiful cities, unveiling a tapestry of history, stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches and exciting nightlife.

Your tour starts in the fairytale city of Venice where you’ll meet your fellow travellers and get aquainted in the hostel bar, before the next day heading off to the Islands of Murano and Burano as a group. From Venice, you’ll venture into the heart of Italy, where the Eternal City of Rome beckons with its monumental history and delectable cuisine. You’ll be taken aback by the impressive Colosseum and the Vatican Museums’ artistic treasures. Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, will dazzle you with its iconic art and architectural wonders – and of course, Chianti wine!

The azure waters and star-studded beaches of Nice provide a glamorous interlude before you delve into the art and passion of Barcelona. The romanticism of Paris, the “City of Love,” awaits, with its iconic landmarks, culinary delights, and vibrant nightlife.

Guided by an experienced tour leader, this adventure promises not just remarkable destinations and plenty of Insta likes, but also lifelong friendships. If by the end, you’ve still got an itch to travel further – tick off more highlights of Europe by checking out our Central Europe Group Tour.

What's Included?

Itinerary

Venice (2 Nights)

Welcome to Venice and your Western Europe group tour! You’ll meet the tour leader in the hostel in the early evening and get aquainted with the rest of the group and your new friends in the hostel bar.

What to Expect:

Venice is a city like no other, a place where every street is a waterway, and history flows as freely as the Grand Canal. Get ready to embark on an adventure that blends tradition, artistry, and culinary delights. Be sure to also spend some time getting lost in the winding, narrow streets – you’ll find so many beautiful parts of the island, without all the crowds – perfect for those Insta snaps!

Included Activity:

  Day Trip to Burano & Murano Islands Escape to the fairytale islands of Burano and Murano, where canals are lined with vibrant, multi-colored houses, and artisans craft exquisite glassware.

Suggested:

  Discover Doge’s Palace Step into the opulent world of Doge’s Palace, an architectural masterpiece where Venetian history and art converge.

  Marvel at St. Mark’s Basilica Visit St. Mark’s Basilica, a stunning example of Venetian Byzantine architecture, and admire its breathtaking mosaics.

  Immerse Yourself in Cannaregio Explore Cannaregio, a neighborhood tucked away from the tourist crowds, offering an authentic glimpse into local life. Discover hidden gems and savor delicious local food and wine – at local prices!

Train to Rome – 4 hours

Rome (2 Nights)

Welcome to Rome, the eternal city where history, art, and culture come together in perfect harmony.

What to Expect:

Rome is more than a city; it’s an open-air museum, an ancient wonder, and a testament to human achievement. We’d really recommend joining a walking tour during your stay here, to provide additional context, as you stroll through cobblestone streets that whisper tales of emperors, artists, and visionaries. When your feet are in need of a break, you’ll have no end of choice to taste authentic Italian coffee, ice-cream, pizza and so much more!

Included Activity:

 Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Marvel at the jaw-dropping intricacy of art displayed in the world-famous Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, a truly transformative experience.

Suggested:

 Journey to the Colosseum Step into the ancient world as you explore the iconic Colosseum, an architectural marvel that once hosted epic gladiator battles.

 Discover Trastevere’s Charms Wander through the charming Trastevere neighborhood, known for its narrow streets, local eateries, and vibrant apertivo culture.

 Dive into the Leonardo da Vinci Experience Immerse yourself in the genius of Leonardo da Vinci at this captivating exhibition, a celebration of art, science, and invention.

Train to Florence – 1.5 hours

Florence (2 nights)

Welcome to Florence, where every street is a gallery, and every meal is an exquisite experience!

What to Expect:

Florence is a city that breathes art and history. Wander through its cobbled streets, marvel at stunning architecture, and immerse yourself in the world of Renaissance art. You’ve got the famous David sculpture, crafted by Michael Angelo himself and the Duomo will blow you away when you see it in person. Florence may seem quite small on first glance, but there’s enough here to keep you busy for day on end.

Included Activity:

 Chianti Wine Tasting Tour You’ll get to head out into the beautiful Tuscan countryside and indulge in a selection of some of the regions best and most loved wines and two seperate vineyards. You’ll be talked through each glass, with exquisite small pairing on hand for selected wines. You’ll leave an expert and know exactly what to ask for with your dinner that evening!

Suggested:

 Enjoy Piazzale Michelangelo Capture the city’s beauty from the iconic Piazzale Michelangelo viewpoint, offering breathtaking panoramic vistas and a perfect spot to watch the sunset over the famous Florence skyline.

 Discover Florence Market Discover the vibrant Florence Market, a haven for foodies, where you can savor delicious Italian delicacies. By day it’s a great place to wander around, picking up any fresh produce you want – but be sure to return upstairs in the evening when local traders take over to offer up exquisite cooked dishes…mamma mia!

 Explore Ponte Vecchio Stroll along the historic Ponte Vecchio, a bridge lined with charming shops and a unique piece of Florence’s history.

Train (with changes) to Nice – 9 hours

Nice (3 nights)

Welcome to Nice, where the French Riviera’s charm effortlessly combines with sophistication, and culinary delights await!

What to Expect:

Nice is all about embracing the magical essence of the French Riviera. Whether you’re exploring its charming streets, basking on golden-sand beaches, or indulging in the finest food and wine, you’ll quickly discover why this place is so irresistible – both to the rich, and Euroventure backpackers! Welcome to the good life.

Included:

 Scuba Diving Experience the Mediterranean’s temperate waters with an exhilarating guided scuba diving trip. Spend your afternoon exploring the treasures of the underwater world.

Suggested:

 Sunset at the Promenade des Anglais Witness a breathtaking sunset from the iconic Promenade des Anglais, an idyllic way to end your day in Nice.

 Monaco or Cannes Excursion Indulge in a day trip to the glamorous destinations of Monaco or Cannes, both within easy reach from Nice.

Relax on Star-Studded Beaches Laze on the star-studded beaches, soaking up the Mediterranean sun and enjoying the glamorous atmosphere.

Bus to Barcelona – 9 hours

Barcelona (3 nights)

Barcelona, the vibrant Catalan capital, is a cultural hub that beckons you to explore its rich mix of art, architecture, and cuisine.

What to Expect:

Barcelona is a city that thrives on culture and creativity. Immerse yourself in its unique blend of history and modernity, whilst boasting plenty of it’s own character in a way you don’t always find with big cities. There really is something here for everyone – a shopper’s paradise, amazing beaches, vibrant nightlife and everything in between.

Included:

  Tapas Cooking Class Discover the secrets of Spanish cuisine with a captivating tapas cooking class in one of Barcelona’s top cooking schools. Learn how to prepare these delectable small plates and unleash your true inner-chef self.

Suggested:

  Picasso Museum in the Gothic Quarter Delve into the artistic genius of Picasso at the Picasso Museum, located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. Marvel at the evolution of his works and gain insight into his creative journey.

  Parc Guell Explore the whimsical Parc Guell, an architectural masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi. Lose yourself in its surreal beauty and panoramic views of the city.

 Pinxos Whilst Pinxos may be more typical to Northern Spain, you’ll still see these everywhere in Barcelona. The trick is to avoid eating them on La Rambla with all the tourists and instead head to Carrer de Blai in Poble Sec – that’s where you’ll find the locals! On a similar note, you’ll also want to be eating paella de marisco (fish paella) here – and not the meat version!

Train to Paris – 6 hours

Paris (2 nights)

Paris, the enchanting “City of Love,” is a place where romance, art, and culinary excellence converge. The pride of France and one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris needs little introduction.

What to Expect:

The ultimate urban playground where the enchantment of youth meets the timeless charm of the city. From the irresistible appeal of the Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur’s artistic flair, and the dreamlike Seine River, you’ll discover that Paris is not just a destination; it’s a vibrant, energetic experience – and the perfect place to conclude an amazing couple of weeks.

Included:

 Montparnasse Tower Ascend to the Montparnasse Tower and witness the breathtaking panorama of Paris from above. The city’s iconic landmarks stretch out before you, providing an unforgettable view.

Suggested:

 Cabaret Extravaganza at the Moulin Rouge Indulge in the glittering world of cabaret with a visit to the famous Moulin Rouge. Immerse yourself in a dazzling performance, showcasing the city’s artistic and flamboyant spirit.

 Marais Nightlife Adventure Embark on an exciting nightlife adventure in the Marais district. Explore its vibrant bars, clubs, and entertainment venues, where you can dance the night away and experience the true essence of Parisian nightlife.

  Arc de Triomphe Pay tribute to France’s history with a visit to the iconic Arc de Triomphe. The panoramic view from the top is one of the best in the city.

Eurostar to London – 3.5 hours

London

You’ll arrive back into London late-afternoon. If you’re travelling on from here, then please allow plenty of time to reach your connection – and if you’re travelling by train in the UK, you’ll be able to use your interrail pass to get home.

If you’d rather stay a night or two in London – then just let us know and we can arrange post-trip accommodation for you.