Whole Hog: 4 Weeks

Duration
28 Nights
Transport

With a slightly more leisurely pace, you’ll cover 11 destinations in 4 weeks. This route is 29 days long, involving 27 nights in your accommodation, as well as 1 night on the 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 via Eurostar to and from London – all included in the price. Prefer to fly to Amsterdam and back from Paris rather than taking the Eurostar? No problem, just request a price and reply to the email to let us know – we’ll adjust the price for you. 

Route
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Trip Style

Are you looking to explore Europe’s top cities? If the answer’s yes, our 4 week route is for you. Taking a slower pace, you’ll spend a little more time in each city, from the UK through to Western and Central Europe and back! Tick off all the major sights, foodie hotspots, and undiscovered gems. Can’t get 4 weeks off work or uni? Go for our 2 or 3 week Whole Hog trips, or ask us about customising your route.

Trip Description

If you’re going to interrail Europe, you may as well go the Whole Hog, right?

This package is our most popular European backpacking route; 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 Amsterdam 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 Brussels. A quick train change and you’re heading off to experience the famously buzzing night-life in Amsterdam. With coffeeshops 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 Bratislava and 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 night.

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 before heading back to London. There’s no finer way to say goodbye to the trip of a lifetime…

What's included?

  • All overland transport tickets, including the train to and from London (for your Eurostar).
  • Eurostar to Brussels and back from Paris.
  • 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.
  • Access to your itinerary, tickets and documents on the Euroventure App.
  • Access to our 24hr emergency phone number while you’re away.

The Route

Itinerary

The 4 week Whole Hog gives you a more relaxed pace, with 11 cities in 29 days. Most of your journeys will have some flexibility, and you’ll travel during the day apart from one night train. You’ll have a mix of shorter and longer trains, but don’t worry – we’ll always book times that allow you to make the most of each city.

Start your trip in London with the Eurostar from St Pancras. Why not add a few nights here to see the sights of the capital? Prefer to fly to Amsterdam rather than taking the Eurostar? No problem, just reply to your quote email and tell us – we’ll adjust the price for you.