Whole Hog: 3 Weeks

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Trip Details

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

Duration: 21 nights

Transport: This is a fast paced trip covering 10 cities and 8 countries 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!

Accessibility: This route is wheelchair accessible

Sustainability: This trip only creates 202.3 kg of carbon emissions! To fly the same route would cost 830.6 ♻️

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3 Weeks

Alternative Durations: Timing not quite right? Check out these versions of the route. 

3 Weeks

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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?

The Whole Hog is our most popular European backpacking route by far, and with this 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 Prague 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 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…

What's Included?

  • All overland transport tickets from the first to the last city, as shown in the key.
  • Any Interrail or Eurail passes if required, based on the best value for you.
  • Compulsory seat reservations on high-speed rail, night trains or ferries.
  • Accommodation in top-rated, centrally located hostels or hotels, tested by us
  • Walking directions between the stations and your booked accommodation.
  • Optional walking tours, pub crawls and other activities at our partner hostels.
  • A personalised travel booklet with maps, language guides, top tips, and more.
  • Exclusive discounts on attractions across Europe.
  • Peace of mind with alternative travel included if there is a strike or similar disruption.
  • Access to our 24hr emergency phone number while you’re away.
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London

Start your trip in London with the Eurostar from St Pancras. If you’re travelling from your hometown on the same day as departure then you can use your Interrail pass to get to London for free!

Fancy adding few nights here to see the sights of the capital? Just get in touch and we can customise this for you.

    Train to Amsterdam – 6 hours

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

    Train to Berlin – 7 hours

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 so there really is something for everyone.

Highlights

    See a section of the old Berlin Wall

    Climb the dome of the renovated Reichstag

    Go Discover the nightlife of Schoneberg and Kreuzberg

    Train to Prague – 5 hours

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

    Train to Vienna – 4 hours

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

    Train to Budapest – 3 hours

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

    Train to Zagreb – 6 hours

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

    Bus to Venice – 7 hours

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 street 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

    Train to Florence – 2.5 hours

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… but we’ll leave that up to you!

Highlights

    See Michelangelo’s statue of David

    Explore countless Renaissance chapels and churches

    Eat any number of fun flavours of exquisite ice-cream

    Train to Rome – 2 hours

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

    Night Train to Paris (via Milan) – 12 hours

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

    Train to London – 4 hours

London

Finish your trip back in the UK’s enigmatic capital city, or continue your onward journey home to your nearest UK station for free using your Interrail pass!

How to get there

With no stress! With the 3 week Whole Hog all of your transport from the UK to the continent and back is included already. Travel by train from your nearest city to London, and then start your journey in style on board the Eurostar from St Pancras, it’s that easy!