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Paris to Sofia by Rail

from

$3824.15

Days

21

Operated by GAdventures
  • Itinerary
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Day 1

Paris

Arrive at any time.

Day 1
A view of the Eiffel tower
Day 1
The Eiffel tower at night
Day 1
The Louvre Museum in Paris

Day 2

Paris

Spend the day with free time to visit dozens of museums, patisserie shops, sidewalk cafés or grand boulevards.

Day 2
The Pont des Arts lock bridge which crosses the River Seine
Day 2
Basilique du Sacré-Cœur Catholic Church in Paris
Day 2
The Musée d'Orsay in Paris
Day 2
A sculpture in the museum
Day 2
Luxembourg Palace in Paris
Day 2
The Champs-Élysées in Paris

Day 3

Paris / Lausanne

Take a morning TGV train to Lausanne, Switzerland. Spend the afternoon in this charming town.

Day 3
Lausanne Cathedral

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.

Day 4
Zermatt

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.

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.

Day 7

Munich

Explore the city or head further afield to visit Füssen and the famous Bran Castle

Day 7
Drink and eat lunch in Munich

Day 8

Munich / Salzburg

Travel to Salzburg, Austria. This charming city is brimming with history and character.

Day 8
Bavarian State Chancellery in Munich
Day 8
Castle in Salzburg

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.

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.

Day 10
Hohen Salzburg castle in Salzburg
Day 10
St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna
Day 10
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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.

Day 12

Budapest

Enjoy a full day for exploration in Budapest. Opt to visit Buda Castle, the famous thermal baths or take a bike tour of the city.

Day 12
Bike tour in Budapest
Day 12
Buda Castle in Budapest
Day 12
Széchenyi Thermal Bath in Budapest

Day 13

Budapest / Sibiu

Take another free day to explore Budapest before boarding an overnight train to Sibiu.

Day 13
The Parliament of Budapest
Day 13
Budapest Church

Day 14

Sibiu/Sighișoara

Travel by train from Sibiu to the enchanting town of Sighișoara. Use your free time here to explore the cobblestone streets and medieval architecture.

Day 14
Cobblestone streets in Sibiu
Day 14
The Council Tower in Sibiu

Day 15

Sighișoara / Braşov

With a local guide, venture into the Romanian countryside to visit traditional villages. Get a true sense of life in this less-visited region. Visit charming Brasov.

Day 16

Braşov

Visit the picturesque Bran Castle and learn the history (and rumours) of this fascinating place.

Day 16
A view of Bran Castle
Day 16
Inside Bran Castle in Brasov

Day 17

Braşov / Bucharest

Travel to Bucharest and enjoy an orientation walk. Take time to explore the Soviet-esque architecture, the beautiful cathedral, or indulge in Bucharest's international cuisine.

Day 17
Arcul de Triumf which is a historical landmark in Bucharest
Day 17
Palace of Parliament in Bucharest

Day 18

Bucharest / Veliko Tarnovo

Enjoy some free time to explore more of Bucharest in the morning before travelling to Bulgaria and one of the oldest cities in the world, Veliko Tarnovo. Wander the medieval town, visit the museums, or sample your first taste of Bulgarian cuisine.

Day 18
A museum of Romanian History
Day 18
Bucharest by night

Day 19

Veliko Tarnovo

Enjoy the morning in the medieval town of Veliko Tarnovo. In the afternoon, visit the hilltop village of Arbanasi. Soak in the views over Veliko Tarnovo.

Day 19
Hilltop village of Arbanasi

Day 20

Veliko Tarnovo / Sofia

Travel to Sofia and take an orientation walk of the capital city. Later, wander down the pedestrian street or visit the eclectic Ladies' Market.

Day 21

Sofia

Day 21
Banya Bashi Mosque in Sofia

Depart at any time.

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Paris To Sofia By Rail

from

$3824.15

Days

21

Operated by GAdventures
  • Itinerary
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Itinerary

Day 1

Paris

Arrive at any time.

Day 1
A view of the Eiffel tower
Day 1
The Eiffel tower at night
Day 1
The Louvre Museum in Paris

Day 2

Paris

Spend the day with free time to visit dozens of museums, patisserie shops, sidewalk cafés or grand boulevards.

Day 2
The Pont des Arts lock bridge which crosses the River Seine
Day 2
Basilique du Sacré-Cœur Catholic Church in Paris
Day 2
The Musée d'Orsay in Paris
Day 2
A sculpture in the museum
Day 2
Luxembourg Palace in Paris
Day 2
The Champs-Élysées in Paris

Day 3

Paris / Lausanne

Take a morning TGV train to Lausanne, Switzerland. Spend the afternoon in this charming town.

Day 3
Lausanne Cathedral

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.

Day 4
Zermatt

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.

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.

Day 7

Munich

Explore the city or head further afield to visit Füssen and the famous Bran Castle

Day 7
Drink and eat lunch in Munich

Day 8

Munich / Salzburg

Travel to Salzburg, Austria. This charming city is brimming with history and character.

Day 8
Bavarian State Chancellery in Munich
Day 8
Castle in Salzburg

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.

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.

Day 10
Hohen Salzburg castle in Salzburg
Day 10
St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna
Day 10
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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.

Day 12

Budapest

Enjoy a full day for exploration in Budapest. Opt to visit Buda Castle, the famous thermal baths or take a bike tour of the city.

Day 12
Bike tour in Budapest
Day 12
Buda Castle in Budapest
Day 12
Széchenyi Thermal Bath in Budapest

Day 13

Budapest / Sibiu

Take another free day to explore Budapest before boarding an overnight train to Sibiu.

Day 13
The Parliament of Budapest
Day 13
Budapest Church

Day 14

Sibiu/sighișoara

Travel by train from Sibiu to the enchanting town of Sighișoara. Use your free time here to explore the cobblestone streets and medieval architecture.

Day 14
Cobblestone streets in Sibiu
Day 14
The Council Tower in Sibiu

Day 15

Sighișoara / Braşov

With a local guide, venture into the Romanian countryside to visit traditional villages. Get a true sense of life in this less-visited region. Visit charming Brasov.

Day 16

Braşov

Visit the picturesque Bran Castle and learn the history (and rumours) of this fascinating place.

Day 16
A view of Bran Castle
Day 16
Inside Bran Castle in Brasov

Day 17

Braşov / Bucharest

Travel to Bucharest and enjoy an orientation walk. Take time to explore the Soviet-esque architecture, the beautiful cathedral, or indulge in Bucharest's international cuisine.

Day 17
Arcul de Triumf which is a historical landmark in Bucharest
Day 17
Palace of Parliament in Bucharest

Day 18

Bucharest / Veliko Tarnovo

Enjoy some free time to explore more of Bucharest in the morning before travelling to Bulgaria and one of the oldest cities in the world, Veliko Tarnovo. Wander the medieval town, visit the museums, or sample your first taste of Bulgarian cuisine.

Day 18
A museum of Romanian History
Day 18
Bucharest by night

Day 19

Veliko Tarnovo

Enjoy the morning in the medieval town of Veliko Tarnovo. In the afternoon, visit the hilltop village of Arbanasi. Soak in the views over Veliko Tarnovo.

Day 19
Hilltop village of Arbanasi

Day 20

Veliko Tarnovo / Sofia

Travel to Sofia and take an orientation walk of the capital city. Later, wander down the pedestrian street or visit the eclectic Ladies' Market.

Day 21

Sofia

Day 21
Banya Bashi Mosque in Sofia

Depart at any time.