The Gothic Wiener Odyssey
The bars of Barcelona to the beer halls of Berlin. We’re not saying this trip is just about getting boozed… but it does go through Belgium. Reclaim a degree of class in elegant Paris and Avignon, before scoffing your weight in chocolate in Brussels.
Spain, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Germany. That’s a pretty sweet Euro-sextuplet. It’s also the chance to hear a few different languages. Pro tip: smile a lot. A smile translates to: “I’m a nice dude and I’m super happy to be here” in any language.
Day 1-2 - BARCELONA
Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6:00pm on Day 1.
The Barcelona skateboarding scene brings a constant flow of pro skateboarders from all over the world. Local authorities encourage street skateboarding despite the well-known history and architectural heritage of the city. Barcelona, you're alright.
Visit the labyrinthine streets of the old Gothic Quarter and the Picasso Museum
Wander the Rambla - the tree-lined pedestrian boulevard, or take the funicular to the top of Montjuic or Tibidabo for views of Barcelona
Spend time visiting sights, such as Gaudi's iconic La Sagrada Familia CathedralHostal Levante or similar
Day 3-4 - AVIGNON
A train through the manicured vineyards and table-top mountains of Provence isn't a bad way to get to Avignon. Hell, it beats walking - which you'll do enough of once you've arrived anyway.
Take to the fields of Provence on the train to Avignon, south-west France
Explore the surrounds of Avignon, taking in the culture and the scenery as you do soHotel Le Magnan or similar
Day 5-7 - PARIS
'The City of Love', as it's affectionately known, is a pretty cool place to hang out. But even better than taking in the obvious sights (which you should definitely do, by the way), is kicking back with a bottle of red wine and thinking about all the great writers and artists who have passed through here (and how drunk they got).
Travel north on the train to France's cosmopolitan capital, Paris
Visit museums, art galleries and monuments, and make the most of the fashion and food
Wanter around the Champs-Elysees, the student-filled Latin Quarter and the bohemian Montmartre toget a good feel for the city
Perhaps enjoy a baguette in the Tuileries, Plantes or Luxembourg gardens
Why not head to a cafe to have a coffee - the French drink it black - and watch the world go by
Optional activities include visiting the world-famous Louvre, the Rodin Museum, the Musee d'Orsay, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame CathedralHotel Charma or similar
Day 8 - LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg City is home to the Petrusse Express. The Petrusse Express is basically a little sightseeing train that drives around the city for an hour. You should give it a whirl, if only to get your bearings.
Except perhaps not coming to Luxembourg sooner.
Hop across the border on the train to Luxembourg city (approx 2hrs)
Explore Luxembourg City's UNESCO-listed Old Town
Stroll along the promenade of Chemin de la Corniche - 'Europe's most beautiful balcony' - and take it all in
Perhaps visit the Palais Grand-Ducal Musée d'Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg MNHA (Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art)Hotel Pax or similar
Day 9-10 - BRUSSELS
A waffle here, a chocolate there, some fries here, a beer there - Brussels will be bad for your waistline but good for your tastebuds. We know which one you're better off embracing.
Dabble in the art world, discover historic battlefields, indulge in gastronomic delights or simply wander the cobbled city alleyways
Perhaps visit Grand Place Magritte Museum Manneken Pis MIM (Musical Instrument Museum)Hotel Beverly Hills or similar
Day 11-13 - AMSTERDAM
Apparently Amsterdam has a "trendy lifestyle". We're not entirely sure how a city obtains a "trendy lifestyle", but we think whoever said it probably meant to say that it's pretty laidback and well-cultured. Whatever the case, you should get past all that superficial stuff and visit Anne Frank's house and the Van Gogh Museum.
Explore the many sights at your leisure
Optional activities include a half day bicycle tour of the city, visiting the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum or the Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market)
Why not stop by Anne Frank's House, the former hiding place of Anne Frank and seven others during World War IIPoets Hotel or similarBreakfast
Day 14-15 - BERLIN
Part living war relic and part internationally renowned hub of art, culture and good times. Berlin is definitely one of Europe's hottest destinations right now.
Spend free time getting to know Berlin
Perhaps take a bike or walking tour, visit the museums or visit the top of the Berlin TV TowerPlus Hostel Berlin or similarBreakfast
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