- Wander over the canals and bridges of Venice
- Revel in the dramatic scenery of Slovenia
- Explore the charming streets of Salzburg
- Discover big highlights and hidden gems in Italy, Slovenia, Austria & Hungary
Heading to Europe and planning to hop across different countries? Well, Go Discover Abroad has curated the perfect itinerary for you! For all those culture fanatics looking for something off the beaten path, try this beautiful 10 days trip through some unique parts of Europe. En route to Budapest, we’ll journey through Slovenia, known for its gorgeous scenery and outdoor activities. Then it’s on to Salzburg, Austria, home of Mozart and The Sound of Music. Now that we’ve connected Italy with Slovenia and Austria with Budapest, there’s no reason you should miss out on any of these epic experiences!
Day 1 - Arrival in Venice
Welcome to Italy! Once you arrive, head straight to your accommodation and take some rest before you set out to explore the cobbled streets and canals of Venice - the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea.
Day 2 - Travel from Venice to Bled
Hop on a bus and travel to Bled, Slovenia, stopping in the capital city of Ljubljana.
Day 3 - Exploring Bled
Bled is a picturesque town in the foothills of the Julian Alps, is set along the glacial Lake Bled. It's your day and you're free to choose whatever you feel like doing - hiking, biking, canoeing etc. Make the most of your time and soak in the goodness that Bled has in store for you!
Day 4 - Travel from Bled to Salzburg
It's time to cross the borders again, and travel to Austria! Catch a train to Salzburg, a charming town across the Austrian border. After the orientation walk, you can choose to spend time in the UNESCO-listed Old Town or visiting the nearby salt mines.
Day 5 - Exploring Salzburg
With a striking combination of architecture, history, and scenery, Salzburg will never fail to amuse its visitors! The best way to explore this city in a day is to opt for a Sound of Music Tour (Extra 40EUR per person), 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.
Day 6 - From Salzburg to Vienna
Explore Salzburg in the morning, before traveling to Vienna. Take a short orientation walk before heading out for an optional dinner in the 'City of Music'.
Day 7 - Exploring Vienna
Located on the banks of the Danube River, Vienna is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the MuseumsQuartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and other artists. Make the most of you, ticking off all that's there on your travel bucketlist. Try some local delicacies like schnitzel, apple strudel or the Sachertorte. Take some time to enjoy a coffee in coffeehouses unique to Vienna.
Day 8 - Travel from Vienna to Budapest
It's time to cross the borders again! Hop on a 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.
Day 9 - Exploring Budapest
Make time to explore bothe the banks of the river - Buda and Pest. Buda is the older and more historical part of the city, with old narrow winding streets and medieval buildings. Here you can find Buda’s most ancient sights: the Royal Palace, St. Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion and Castle Hill with its old town. Across the Danube is grand Pest with its vibrant streets such as Váci Utca, which is the bustling main street of Budapest.
Day 10 - Journey ends at Budapest
Like all good things, this trip also comes to an end in Budapest! You can either choose to head back home or set out for another thrilling journey!
Dates & Cost
- Orientation walks in Bled, Salzburg, Vienna, and Budapest
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- Accommodation - Standard hotels (7 nights)
- Meals - 9 breakfasts
- International/Domestic airfare
- Visa fees
- Insurance (can be purchased from us at a nominal cost)
- Cost of vaccinations
- Any personal expenses
- Cost of meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Accommodation - Standard hotels (9 nights).
On this trip you can expect to stay in small family-run hotels or pensions (with the exception of the start and finish hotels, which are often larger city hotels), which will vary a little in standard and facilities: some may not have elevators, air-conditioning or English-speaking staff, but most importantly all are locally-run, with some traditional character, and in excellent central locations to give you maximum time for exploring the sights. You can expect to find clean, safe, simple accommodation in convenient locations. Note that most accommodation in Europe does not have air conditioning units in rooms. Air conditioning is not routinely installed in European homes and workplaces. However, nearly all hotels will provide a standing or desk fan for your room on hot nights. If you do not already have one in your room, please ask your CEO to organize one for you with reception.
Meals Included - 9 breakfasts
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with Go Discover Abroad you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to Go Discover Abroad group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.