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Europe by Rail with the Glacier Express

12 days, from 2199 SEK
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Europe is full of magnificent train rides, so why not come with us and hop aboard as many of them as you can? Over 12 days, you’ll go from Paris to Switzerland on the TGV while admiring picturesque scenery zooming by. Take in the alpine sights by way of the famous Glacier Express, and disembark in Germany to fill up on beer and bratwurst in Munich. With additional train rides to Salzburg, Vienna, and Budapest, this is your one-stop — okay, multiple-stop — shop for seeing Europe by rail.

Is this trip for me?

  • Departs/Ends: Paris to Budapest
  • Travel style: Rail
  • Physical rating: 2
  • Age requirements: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
  • Trip type: Max 16, avg 12.

What you get

  • Accomodation: Hotels/pensions (11 nts).
  • Transport: Trains, subway, walking.
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts
  • Team leader: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.


The international flight to and from start and finish city is not included in the tour price.

See some of Europe’s classic cities with time to explore, Get the best view of the Alps from your train seat, Enjoy the charm of the countryside, Sample regional flavours from Paris’ pastries to German beer

Map & Itinerary
Day 1 Paris
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Paris
Spend the day with free time to visit dozens of museums, patisserie shops, sidewalk cafés or grand boulevards. Meals included: breakfast
Day 3 Paris/Lausanne
Take a morning TGV train to Lausanne, Switzerland. Spend the afternoon in this charming town. Meals included: breakfast
Day 4 Lausanne/Zermatt
Board another train for the journey to Zermatt, a tiny village in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Enjoy the afternoon in the car-free centre or hiking in the nearby mountains. Meals included: breakfast
Day 5 Zermatt/Chur
Board the Glacier Express for a slow and stunning ride through the Alps. Pass meadows, rushing streams, bridges, villages and massive mountains as the train heads towards Chur. Arrive in the evening after a full day of soaking in the scenery. Meals included: breakfast
Day 6 Chur/Munich
Take a full day to reach Munich, in the heart of Bavaria. Arrive in time for an optional evening out at a local brewery with a few steins of beer and some typical German fare. Meals included: breakfast
Day 7 Munich
Explore the city or head further afield to visit Füssen and the famous Neuschwanstein Castle. Meals included: breakfast
Day 8 Munich/Salzburg
Travel to Salzburg, Austria. This charming city is brimming with history and character. Meals included: breakfast
Day 9 Salzburg
Make the most of a free day in Salzburg. Opt to visit the salt mines or take the famous Sound of Music tour. Meals included: breakfast
Day 10 Salzburg/Vienna
Continue by train to Vienna. Opt to visit the famous opera house, join a city tour or visit world-class museums. Stay overnight at a G Adventures for Good supported hotel that supports migrant workers. Meals included: breakfast
Day 11 Vienna/Budapest
Travel to Budapest, Hungary this morning by train. Upon arrival, enjoy a welcome drink at a G Adventures-supported social enterprise café and head out for an orientation walk. Opt to enjoy a night out in this charming city. Meals included: breakfast
Day 12 Budapest
Depart at any time. Meals included: breakfast
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Dates & Prices
Sep 11
11 Sep 2019 22 Sep 2019
12 days
7+ left
24665 SEK 18499 SEK
  • Departs from Paris
  • Ends in Budapest
Price per person 24665 SEK 18499 SEK
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Sep 18
18 Sep 2019 29 Sep 2019
12 days
7+ left
24665 SEK
  • Departs from Paris
  • Ends in Budapest
Price per person 24665 SEK
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Oct 09
09 Oct 2019 20 Oct 2019
12 days
7+ left
2199 SEK
  • Departs from Paris
  • Ends in Budapest
Price per person 2199 SEK
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