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Venice to Budapest Express

For culture fanatics looking for something off the beaten path, try this beautiful little trip through some unique parts of Europe on for size. En route to Budapest well journey through Slovenia, known for its gorgeous scenery and outdoor activities. Then its on to Salzburg, Austria, home of Mozart and the "The Sound of Music." Onwards to Vienna and Budapest to tour cities where modern urbanity meets Old World charm. Now that weve connected Italy with Slovenia and Austria with Budapest, theres no reason you should miss out on any of these epic experiences.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: EIVB/145234
  • Starts: Venice, Italy
  • Finishes: Budapest, Hungary
You will Visit
  • Venice
  • Budapest

Itinerary

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Day 1: Venice

Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

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Day 2: Venice/Bled

Journey to Bled, Slovenia stopping en route in Ljubljana. Take an orientation walk. Opt to visit the castle or wander around the lake.
Journey by bus into Slovenia, stopping in the capital city of Ljubljana. Enjoy the eastern charm of the city before continuing on to the lakeside town of Bled.

Take a CEO-led orientation walk before separating to explore the charming hamlet.

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Day 3: Bled

Head out for a day of adventuring around this massive basin in the Julian Alps. This stunning region is known for outdoor activities like hiking, biking and canoeing. Spend the day making the most of this beautiful area.
Most activities centre around Bled or depart from Bled to go into the Bohinj area. Your CEO can help you book whatever suits you best.

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Day 4: Bled/Salzburg

Catch a train to Salzburg, a charming town across the Austrian border. Enjoy a quick orientation walk on arrival before making the most of a free afternoon.
With time in the afternoon, start exploring. Spend time in the UNESCO-listed Old Town or visiting the nearby salt mines. The birthplace of Mozart has enough of history and charm to keep you busy for weeks.

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Day 5: Salzburg/Vienna

Enjoy a free morning before travelling to Vienna. Upon arrival, take a short orientation walk. Later, check in to your accommodation in Vienna, a G Adventures supported hotel stay.
Enjoy a free morning to explore a little more. Opt to take a Sound of Music tour, stopping at famous venues tied to the movie. Even if you aren't a fan, the tour heads out to different venues from the movie showing off the best of Salzburg and the surrounding area.

In late afternoon, travel to the capital city of Vienna. Take a short orientation walk before heading out for an optional dinner in the 'City of Music'.

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Day 6: Vienna

Spend a free day exploring Vienna. Opt to visit the famous opera house, take in the art at the Belvedere or indulge in some typical Viennese delicacies. Later, check in to your accommodation in Vienna, a G Adventures supported hotel stay.
Try some local delicacies like schnitzel, apple strudel or the Sachertorte. Take some time to enjoy a coffee in coffeehouses unique to Vienna.

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Day 7: Vienna/Budapest

Travel to Budapest. After a short orientation walk, opt to visit some sights on foot or, time-permitting, sign up for a city tour by bike.
Journey by train to Budapest, the 'Pearl of the Danube'. The city, split into Buda and Pest by the river, retains its eastern charm with Buda Castle and Turkish-style thermal baths.

Depending on arrival time, opt to visit some city sights, soak in one of the famous baths or sign up for a city tour by bike.

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Day 8: Budapest

Depart at any time.
We highly recommend booking post-tour accommodation to full experience this charming city.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • CEO-led orientation walks in Bled, Salzburg, Vienna, and Budapest
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Standard hotels (7 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Train, van, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Revel in the dramatic scenery of Slovenia
  • Explore the charming streets of Salzburg
  • Discover big highlights and hidden gems in just one week.