Europe by Rail Budapest to Milan

Europe by Rail Budapest to Milan

11 Days



Europe by Rail Budapest to Milan

11 Days Starting in Budapest and ending in Milan

Visiting: Budapest, Vienna, Bled, Venice, Milan

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Age range:

Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

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Cultural, History, Rail Tours


Sightseeing, Walking

$1705 (USD) The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$90

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Tour Overview

Get ready for the European adventure of a lifetime! Starting in the vibrant city of Budapest, this 11-day rail journey is a whirlwind tour through Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, and Italy. From Budapest's ruin bars and thermal baths, to Vienna's chocolate-making, Lake Bled's stunning landscapes, Venice's iconic canals, and Milan's fashion-forward charm, you’ll be living your European dream every day! Explore, indulge, and party with your TruFam on this epic journey through Europe discovering the best sights, food, and of course beers along the way!


  • Szechenyi Thermal Baths, Ruin Bar Crawl, Budapest Night Cruise, Vienna Orientation Walk, Chocolate Making, Lido / Bled Castle Viewpoint, Cycle around Lake Bled, Venice Gondola Ride, See the famous Milan Duomo, visit Palazzo Morando, Help with onward travel


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Day 1: Budapest
Location: Budapest

Are you ready for a big European adventure by rail? Well, welcome to Budapest! The first stop on our epic Euro tour. Check in any time, the afternoon is yours to spend as you please. Budapest is filled with rich history and stunning architecture so take a look around! In the evening, we’ll meet up with your fellow TruTravellers and get this party started! We’ll head out to see the city at night as we grab dinner and drinks and get to know each other better!

Day 2: Budapest
Location: Budapest

Get ready to make a splash at Budapest's iconic Szechenyi Thermal Bath! Before we hit the hot tubs, we'll stroll through the city on an orientation walk. Then, it's bathing suit time! You're free to soak as long as you like. And when the sun sets, it's time to crank up the fun! Our bar crawl will take us to Budapest's legendary Ruin bars, and our first stop is none other than Szimpla Kert – the ultimate Ruin bar experience. Get ready to "ruin" your evening in the best way possible, surrounded by colourful cocktails and terrible dance moves from the TruFam. When on tour right?

Day 3: Budapest
Location: Budapest

Today, you can snooze a little longer and grab a lie in. It was a big night. Feeling adventurous? Consider visiting the stunning Parliament building; it's a real eye-catcher! But don't rush – this is your free time to relax or explore at your own pace. Take a leisurely stroll along the Danube promenade, grab a coffee at a local café, or simply unwind in one of Budapest's charming parks. As the sun dips below the horizon, we'll embark on a dreamy Danube River cruise. And if you're up for it, we might just sneak in some extra bar-hopping – because Budapest's nightlife is a wild ride!

Day 4: Budapest/Vienna
Location: Budapest

Pack your bags, TruFam; Vienna, here we come! We’ll hop on the train and head to our next destination. Before we get too cosy in Austria, we'll take a quick orientation walk and then indulge in some Austrian spirits in the evening. Vienna, often called the "City of Music" and the "City of Dreams," offers 10/10 experiences to explore. From the ornate Schönbrunn Palace to the delights of Sachertorte, this city is a treasure trove of culture and cuisine. Vienna is like the whole pastry section of a bakery - full of delightful treats!

Day 5: Vienna
Location: Vienna
Meals Included: BREAKFAST

Today, we're turning into Willy Wonka with a chocolate-making extravaganza. Brace yourselves for a sweet tooth takeover! During this experience, you'll learn the secrets of crafting silky-smooth chocolate, and you'll get to indulge in your own creations. But the adventure doesn't end there! We'll also be hitting up some of Vienna's coolest bars to toast to our final night in Austria. Sip on signature cocktails, challenge each other to a dance off or just sit back and unwind as you pinch yourself that yes you really are hopping around Europe! A sweet night. Sweet as chocolate some might say ;)

Day 6: Vienna/Bled
Location: Vienna
Meals Included: BREAKFAST

Rise and shine! We're off to the picture-perfect Lake Bled. As we approach, take in the breathtaking scenery, and breathe in the fresh alpine air. You'll feel like you've stepped into a postcard-worthy paradise. After the journey, we'll either hit the lido for a splash (if the season allows) or trek to Bled Castle for a viewpoint that's "peak" perfection! The evening is free to spend as you please, may we suggest watching the sunset over the lake beer in hand? Sounds pretty perfect to us.

Day 7: Bled
Location: Bled

Grab your helmets, it's bike o'clock! We're pedalling around Lake Bled this morning, with pit stops for photos that will make your Instagram pop off. The enchanting backdrop of the Julian Alps and the emerald waters of the lake will provide the perfect setting for your cycling adventure. But the adventure doesn't stop there! In the afternoon, choose from optional activities as it's time to unleash your inner adrenaline junkie. Lake Bled offers a load of adventure activities, from heart-pounding rafting to exhilarating kayaking. Choose your adventure and dive headfirst into the excitement!

Day 8: Bled/Venice
Location: Bled

Our morning in Lake Bled is free to soak in more of those jaw-dropping views. Whether you want to savour a quiet moment by the lake, explore the charming town, or simply relax with a book, this is your chance to say farewell to this Alpine paradise in your own way. As we bid adieu to Lake Bled, take one last glance at the stunning landscapes that have left an unforgettable mark on your travel memories. We're Venice-bound, but rest assured, the magic of Lake Bled will stay with you forever.

Day 9: Venice
Location: Venice
Meals Included: BREAKFAST

Venice, baby! A Venetian adventure isn't complete without a gondola ride through the canals and we’ve got that to look forward to today! Brace yourself for gondoliers who could double as stand-up comedians, it really is an experience. Of course, there's more to Venice than canals and gondolas! Afterwards, it's all about exploring Venice's winding streets, sipping Aperol spritzes, and making your Rialto Bridge debut. This city is a living, breathing work of art, with hidden alleys, captivating history, and delectable Italian cuisine just waiting to be discovered!

Day 10: Venice/Milan
Location: Venice
Meals Included: BREAKFAST

Wake up and grab a coffee, it’s time to head to our final stop - Milan! Arrive in the afternoon and check into our hostel before we head out to explore. Our first stop will be the awe-inspiring Duomo, a must-see for its architectural grandeur and breathtaking views. And for those of you keen to delve into the intriguing history of fashion, we've got an added bonus – a visit to Palazzo Morando. It's a unique opportunity to explore the rich fashion heritage of Milan. So, get ready for a day of cultural and style in this vibrant city before heading for one last night on the town. Tonight’s plan? Delicious local food, 10/10 tasty cocktails surrounded the best company in the world. (That’s your TruFam duh) Tomorrow we say goodbye to our European adventure so tonight we go BIG!

Day 11: Milan
Location: Milan
Meals Included: BREAKFAST

It’s time to say Ciao. Today is a chilled check out and we’re not quite ready to say goodbye. If you’re planning on travelling more of Europe your Travel Ninja is on hand for recommendations or help with onward travel plans. It’s been an insane 11 days of railing through Hungary, Austria, Slovenia and Italy. We’ve created memories to last a lifetime and taken enough pics to spam your instagram for the next 12 months. You’re a part of the TruFam and that’s for life so it’s not goodbye it’s see you later!

What's Included

  • Travel Ninja

    Your Guide! Like travelling with your best mates and one of them happens to know where they're going!

  • Transport

    All transport included (excluding airport pick up)
    Travel by Rail
    Transport within each city

  • Accommodation

    10 Nights Accommodation
    Private Dorms

  • Activities

    Budapest Orientation Walk
    Szechenyi Thermal Baths
    Ruin Bar crawl
    Budapest Night Cruise
    Vienna Orientation Walk
    Chocolate Making in Vienna
    Lake Bled Viewpoint
    Cycle around Lake Bled
    Venice Gondola Ride
    See Milan Duomo
    Palazzo Morando

  • Meals

    5 X Breakfasts

  • All transport & hostels as listed

  • 5 Breakfasts

  • All activities as listed

  • TruTravels guide


Mixed sex dorms throughout


Train & Bus

Meals Included

5 breakfasts

Check out our Q&As

  • Minimum Age

    Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

  • Meals Included

    5 breakfasts

  • International Flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Group Leader

    An experienced TruTravels guide throughout the trip

  • Highlights

    Szechenyi Thermal Baths, Ruin Bar Crawl, Budapest Night Cruise, Vienna Orientation Walk, Chocolate Making, Lido / Bled Castle Viewpoint, Cycle around Lake Bled, Venice Gondola Ride, See the famous Milan Duomo, visit Palazzo Morando, Help with onward travel

  • Transport

    Train & Bus

  • Accommodation

    Mixed sex dorms throughout

  • Optional Activities

    No optional activities

  • What's Included

    All transport & hostels as listed. 5 Breakfasts. All activities as listed. TruTravels guide

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

    No problem! You can change the date of your trip once free of charge as long as you do so more than 60 days prior to departure.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 2012!

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    We have a 'my own room' option which can be added on at additional cost.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    We will send you out a pre departure pack 30 days prior to travel containing everything you need to know, and your joining instructions.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    We plant 10 trees for every trip sold!

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The majority of our travellers are in their 20's / 30's however we accept anyone of any age!

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    It may be possible in certain destinations, however it would be your responsibility to get yourself to where the group currently is.

Reviews of this Operator

Grumblebee Gamer (Google Reviewer)  

Words can not describe how...


Words can not describe how amazing this trip was! Especially our tour guide Kevin, he is a wonderful person and made the trip even better than I could have hoped for! The best part was i decided to share this experience with my 73 year old dad, and Kevin and the rest of the group were wounderful with him, nothing was ever a problem and if there was they would go out of their way to make sure he shared the same experience as the rest of us. Especially very step stair, my heart would be in my mouth but by day two they all had a system where they would all grab an arm each and someone would stand in front just in case he slipped, it was so heartwarming to see 🥺 One morning Kevin even went out of his way to take dad on a walking tour of Hanoi but instead of walking, dad was carried on a push bike so that he didn’t miss out and then he later came to collect us and took us out on the same tour on foot. He made me and my dad feel like we weren’t a burden or anything! He was utterly amazing and I’m so thankful he was our tour guide. Thank you Kevin for being such an amazing person and going above and beyond for us. I recommend this tour to anyone! And don’t be afraid to take your mum or dad because I promise you’ll be in safe hands with Kevin 🥰 lots of love Betty Bee and Mr Tony 🖤💛


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I would definitely recommend Tru travels, I’ve had an amazing and unforgettable trip. Our tour guides Nonnie and Gun were incredible - organised and informative but most importantly enormous fun. I’ve made friends for life and I’m heartbroken to be leaving. I’m very glad I decided to do this tour.

Storm Clarke (Google Reviewer)  

Tour guide - Monk Bali experience...


Tour guide - Monk Bali experience 23/03/24 First time solo travelling and I will be doing it again with trutravels - tour guide was amazing, felt so lucky have him. Nothing was ever too much trouble, there for all of us 24/7. Would recommend to anyone 🫶🏻

Ella Flory (Google Reviewer)  

I am on my final...


I am on my final day of the 10 day Bali Experience and I honestly can’t put into words how much I’ve loved my trip. As my first time solo travelling I was a bit nervous, but this was the perfect trip. Everything about it has been amazing and the activities have exceeded my expectations. One of the best things about the trip was our tour guide - Ibing we love you soooo much. Ibing has been so kind, caring and helpful and has always gone above and beyond to make sure everyone in the group feels safe and is having a great time. I am going to miss Ibing and my whole TruTravels family so much.

Amalia Vlas (Google Reviewer)  

I did the Vietnam Experience...


I did the Vietnam Experience with Lucas and it was an amazing tour! He was on time with all the info we needed, super organized and great company to hang out with! Any culture or history questions were answered and we learned lots of things about this amazing country! I really liked how respectful and mindful he was of others; He knew how to deal with the more sensitive people in the group and was super nice to everyone! My highlights of the trip where : Hoi An and Ninh Binh 😊 The activities were so much fun and the views incredible!! Also, despite the rainy weather he made sure we had a great time! I would definitely recommend him to my friends! Thanks Lucas for a great trip!!


I would 100% recommend!


Just finished the 21 day northern Thailand and beaches tour. The tour guides on both parts (Scotty, Whisky, Arthur) were amazing: fun, warm, organised, informative and much more. I really enjoyed the action packed days on the Northern tour including the bike riding, Elephant Sanctuary, waterfalls and water park. I also liked that the south was more chill with beach days, swimming, kayaking and evening parties. I would 100% recommend!

Liv Houghton (Google Reviewer)  

This was the second tour...


This was the second tour I have done with TruTravels. I have done the Bali experience and the Vietnam tour which were both amazing. The Vietnam tour has been absolutely incredible! The trip wouldn’t have been the same without our tour guide Lucas. He was super friendly, funny and confident from the get go. I loved that on the first night he gave us all a bracelet which was a really nice touch to start the tour with. Lucas was always helpful and knowledgeable. If we ever had any questions (whether it was to do with transport, culture history etc.), he always answered well. This meant that the tour was very culturally enriching and I felt as though I got to learn a lot of really interesting information about Vietnam. Lucas was also absolutely hilarious and would joke about with all of us which made it feel as though we were all a big family. My favourite parts were Ha long Bay, Ninh Binh and Hoi An. The views were stunning and the tour activities were so fun. On the last night, Lucas had handwritten a postcard which was personalised to each of us. He then played the guitar and sang us a song, which made some of us cry. We were all very emotional to be leaving and Lucas/ the rest of the group has left a mark. The tour will have a special place in my heart, thanks to Lucas. Overall, Lucas was not just our tour guide, he was our friend. I’ve booked another true travels tour because I loved it so much. I would definitely recommend!

Veehar Malde (Google Reviewer)  

Just completed the Bali Bliss...


Just completed the Bali Bliss Experience and it was brilliant. It was my second time travelling with TruTravels having been Mexico last year with them. On the Bali Bliss tour we had Monk as our tour leader and we was awesome. Always making sure everyone was having a good time, he was a lot of fun and brought so much energy to the tour. Highly recommend!!

Brandon Le (Google Reviewer)  

I had the best time...


I had the best time on the Bali Bliss tour with Tru Travels and our amazing tour guide Ovinda. She made sure everyone felt included and did everything she could to make our time the most enjoyable experience ever. The experience is such a special trip from the amazing activities and meeting the most amazing people and I have made such good friends with everyone on the tour. As a first time solo traveller, I had many doubts but all the stress was taken away by Ovinda and now I am more excited than ever to continue my travels! I highly recommend booking with Tru Travels and anyone who will have Ovinda as their tour guide would be so lucky to have her!

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  • Free Date Changes

    TruTravels allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    TruTravels allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform trutravels, 60 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    TruTravels requires a minimum deposit of 150 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

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

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.


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