Budapest-to-Split Rail Tour

Budapest-to-Split Rail Tour

14 Days



Budapest-to-Split Rail Tour

14 Days Starting in Berlin and ending in Split

Visiting: Budapest, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split

Tour operator:

Euroventure Travel

Specialist Group:

18-30 Somethings

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

5 - 20

Physical rating:


Age range:

18 - 35 year olds

Trip Styles:

Active, Small Group

$1575 (USD) The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $45

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Tour Overview

Our Budapest-to-Split route is a fast-paced tour of some of the region’s most awe-inspiring destinations. Experience authentic European backpacking, travelling with a small group of likeminded people, staying in hostels and travelling on public transport with an experienced guide.

You’ll have between one and four nights in each city, making this the ultimate fast-paced tour of the Balkans. With unmissable included activities and an exciting library of optional excursions as well as plenty of opportunities for self-guided exploring, this is the ultimate way to experience all that this incredible region has to offer.

Travelling with you throughout, your tour leader will ensure your trip goes smoothly; making sure you arrive in each destination safely. They’ll also co-ordinate essential and optional activities such as walking tours and pub crawls- not to mention making sure you’ve got a cold beer waiting for you upon arrival in each hostel.

Euroventure take all the stress out of travelling so that you’re free to relax and enjoy your trip!


  • Travel by Train - fast, scenic, sociable and easy!
  • Stay in beautiful boutique hostels
  • Unmissable included activities at every city
  • Small group of up to 20 which is perfect!
  • See the best that the Balkans has to offer in 13 days


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Day 1 : Welcome To Budapest!
Location: Budapest, Budapest
Accommodation: Hostel

Welcome to Budapest! You'll meet your group and tour leader in the early evening at your hostel.

The Hungarian capital is one of Central Europe’s biggest: a bustling and artistic city, overflowing with quirky restaurants, nightlife and stunning architecture. Enjoy wandering the streets of the Jewish quarter from our hostel – spotting murals on every corner. In your own time, explore the city on two wheels, discover the beautiful architecture of Fisherman’s Bastion and the Hungarian Parliament, or hire a buggy to tour Margaret Island.

Day 2 : Final Day In Budapest
Location: Budapest, Budapest
Accommodation: Hostel

Your full day in Budapest is also your last. We’re still working on finalising your included activity here – but you can expect for it to be along the lines of a pub crawl; if you're not already familiar with the ruin bars by now!

Day 3 : Next, Ljubljana!
Location: Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Accommodation: Hostel

Next we'll head to the cool and picturesque city of Ljubljana for the first of your three nights in Slovenia.

Day Trip To Lake Bled!
Location: Lake Bled, Lake Bled
Accommodation: Hostel

This emerald-green lake, adorned with a picture-postcard church on an islet, a medieval castle perched on a rocky cliff, and the stunning Julian Alps as a backdrop, is a true gem - and you're lucky enough to get to spend the majority of the day here! Make sure you come armed with your camera - and speedos!

Day 5 : Free Day In Ljubljana
Location: Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Accommodation: Hostel

Your last day in Slovenia is a free day. Why not check out the Ljubljanica River, and take a leisurely boat ride, providing a unique perspective of the city!

Day 6 : Ljubljana To Zagreb
Location: Zagreb, Zagreb
Accommodation: Hostel

Welcome to Croatia! It’s just a short stop here in Zagreb, but enough time to get aquainted with this lovely city.

Zagreb effortlessly combines tradition with modernity. This city is a treasure trove of European culture and civilization, where quaint street markets sit between chic restaurants and a vibrant nightlife scene - check it out!

Day 7 : Zagreb To Plitvice
Location: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park
Accommodation: Hostel

Plitvice promises a sensory feast for nature lovers. From the soothing sounds of waterfalls to the sight of fish darting through crystal-clear waters, this destination offers an enchanting experience amidst stunning natural scenery.

Catch an early night or head off for a nearby hike to see the sunset.

Day Trip To Plitvice National Park
Location: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park
Accommodation: Hostel

During your stay in Plitvice, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the awe-inspiring Plitvice Lakes National Park. Explore the park’s cascading lakes, dense forests, and pristine landscapes, immersing yourself in its untouched beauty.

Day 9 : Last Day In Plitvice
Location: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park
Accommodation: Hostel

There's load of hikes and nature spots to visit in this part of the world. We've got a second included activity lined up for you. We’re still working on finalising it – but you can expect for it to be outdoorsy, taking advantage of this areas beauty.

Day 10 : Plitvice To Split
Location: Split, Split
Accommodation: Hostel

There are many beautiful beaches in Split, we recommend catching a cab to Znjan beach, where you'll see crystal clear waters with lots of fish! This is a family friendly beach, but it is Split afterall - so there are a few bars along the beach front. End the night with a meal in the Old Town, or venture to one of Split's many clubs if that's your thing!

Day 11 : Krka National Park
Location: Split, Split
Accommodation: Hostel

Croatia's national parks are not to be missed - the closest to Split is Krka, which is where you'll be heading today! These parks are filled with gorgeous waterfalls, greenery and unique little stalls selling all kinds of bits to take home as presents!

Day 12 : Farewell, Travellers!
Location: Split, Split
Accommodation: Hostel

Your final day in Split and of the tour! Enjoy your last day relaxing and reminiscing on the last 12-nights before saying farewell to your fellow travellers in the morning as you all part ways.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    All accommodation in shared-dorms, staying in top-rated hostels.

  • Train Tickets

    All train and bus tickets between cities are included in the price. Please note, this does not include public transport around within city you visit.

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • A number of great activities in a number of the different cities you'll visit.

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Meals – Half Board

  • Meals – Full Board

  • Meals – Breakfast Only

  • Local Taxes

    City tax is payable at the majority of hostels on arrival.

  • International Travel

  • Game Drives on Safari

  • Entrance Fees

  • Fully Guided

  • Drinks with Meals

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

Optional Extras

  • Euroventure Optional Extras

    You will be contacted by Euroventure directly a few weeks before your departure date with a link to browse and buy optional extras. You will have the chance to discuss this with your fellow travellers within a WhatsApp group, so you can coordinate what you'd like to do together.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes - all of our tours are in English

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes! Please give us plenty of notice for this and we can provide you with a quote.

  • What is the maximum group size?


  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No - we can however provide visa support letters for £6 per hostel.

  • Are flights included in this tour?


  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?


  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    No but we recommend not bringing anything more than a 65l backpack. There are washing facilities in most of the hostels.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No - only travellers aged from 18 - 35 can join this group tour.

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    You'll receive a PDF travel pack with all of this information in around 2 weeks before your trip start

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    At present, we can only accept fully vaccinated travellers on our group tours

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?


  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes - you'll have plenty of free time in each city to chill, wander around or organise your own activities.

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes! Our customers come from all over!

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?


  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    The price includes all accommodation and your travel between each main city on your itinerary, as well as some great activities along the way.

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    You'll be offered a refund or a free date change.

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    Euros, Czech Koruna,

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Sadly not. We require at least 35 days notice before you can join any tour, so we have enough time to arrange everything to make sure your trip runs smoothly.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since the 6th February 2020, Euroventure has been operating as a carbon negative business – this means that we not only offset the carbon that our staff and trips produce, but we have reduced it by 200%, ensuring that we make a positive contribution towards the environment.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    We'll be in touch around 4 weeks before your trip, with a request for you to complete a couple of forms for us. From there, in the run up to your trip, we'll provide your PDF travel pack and information about your meeting point etc, before the WhatsApp group is created around a week before you depart.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    Your trip becomes non-refundable and non-amendable within 90 days of your trip starting. If you need to change before that, please get in touch and we'll see what we can do to help. Your deposit remains non-refundable in such an event.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    We've been operating for 10 years now, since 2012!

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Everyone on the tour will be aged between 18 - 35, plus one of experienced and fun tour leaders!

Reviews of this Operator

Will C  

Euroventure Review


Amazing experience, host went above and beyond. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to travel in a group or trying out interailing/hostels for the first time! Will be using Euroventure for future trips!


Group Tour Review


I had the best time on the whole of Europe group tour! I met amazing people and it was great to see so many European cities within a month! Euroventure always replied to any queries I had very quickly and I would definitely book another trip with them in the future! Thank you for an amazing trip!


Group Tour Review


What a brilliant trip, I opted for the 1 week group tour and then some solo travelling. The information provided pre trip and during was excellent. Our tour leader Kev was a brilliant lead and added to my super experience. Would highly recommend euroventure to anyone wanting to travel through Europe. Thanks


Group Tour Review


This trip absolutely exceeded every expectation I had on every level. The customer service from the time of booking and speaking to Alex on the phone, to being on the trip and the great customer service I received and the help I received navigating through the different countries and cities by Fede and Vera (Our Tour Leaders). Right through to the end of the trip and even beyond helping me navigated the train journey back to my home town. The price was fantastic for what you get and the hostels in general were better than I expected. They were clean, had entertainment, cheap drinks and food to accommodate us after a long travel day. In the first 2 weeks we had Fede as our Tour Leader and she was so much so and took us to the coolest places. In the second 2 weeks we had Vera who was lovely and extremely helpful and I’ve learned so much from on how to navigate the cities and trains. The group were so lovely and I’m so grateful to have been part of this group and experience l. I have met friends for life. Thanks so much Euroventure ❤️

Becky McM  

Mediterranean Coastliner Group Tour Review


Just finished the Mediterranean coast line group tour and I honestly cannot recommend it enough. Seen some amazing places with great activities included and most importantly met amazing people. Our group leader teya was fantastic and became part of the group and a friend. She offered advice on extra activities, food, bars and joined when she could. She made everyone welcome and accommodate to everyone. The best way to solo travel or see Europe!


Group Tour Review


There really is not enough I can say about Euroventure and my trip that can justify how fun, interesting and (most unexpectedly) needed a trip like this was for me. Teya was the lead for our group (also shout out to Kev who helped kick things off) and she was absolutely incredible. She was a super fun and kind group lead and was also so wonderfully a part of our gang that it really made it like having a good friend tell you where to go for three weeks. Shout out to the bohemian tour group of 2022. Our group was awesome and I did not expect to make so many close friends who are already planning our next trip together. I’m from the US and a bit older, so this trip originally appealed to me because it’s not the “typical American euro trip” and that really paid off. Many people were early to mid twenties from UK and a few other European countries, but most of us had not been to most of the places on this trip and that was fun. Favorite place: Kotor, Montenegro. Beautiful bay and cool old town. Fun to hit the beach. I highly recommend you take this tour if you’re looking for something different and still tons of fun. Will do again, time permitting! The value is entirely worth it and I think that is understated until you realize all you get from a trip like this. Thanks EV!


Euroventure Review


Euroventure was amazing! A group of 7 of us went interrailing and we had the best time. The team at euro venture took care of every request/need we had. They replied quickly to any emails we sent regarding changes to the plan and we’re just so helpful through the entire process. Couldn’t recommend using euroventure enough!

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Jul 28, 2024 - Aug 10, 2024
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Aug 18, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024
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  • Low Deposit

    Euroventure Travel requires a minimum deposit of 10% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of euroventure travel charges.

    Up to 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 89 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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