18 days - 7 countries - 7 cities

Capitals and Charm
Spanning the urban sophistication of European capitals to the timeless allure of Mediterranean isles and Alpine hamlets, 'Capitals and Charm' invites travelers to immerse themselves in a tapestry of rich history, culture, and natural beauty. Begin with four days exploring London's iconic landmarks before whisking away to the sapphire waters of Santorini for a two-day idyllic retreat. The journey continues in Budapest for three days, soaking in the grandeur of its historic baths and vibrant streets. Prague follows, with a two-day peek into its fairytale architecture. Transitioning into the Renaissance soul of Italy, Florence captivates for another two days, before the itinerary ascends to the quaint village of Gimmelwald for a day amongst the Swiss Alps. The grand finale: four days in Paris, a city synonymous with love and art. An adventure through these diverse landscapes promises a voyage filled with enchanting discoveries and memories to cherish.

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London, United Kingdom

Days 1 - 4

Embrace the rhythmic pulse of London, where historical grandeur and modern vibrancy interlace, creating a diverse and thrilling landscape. Wander through centuries-old streets to explore iconic landmarks like the Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the sprawling Hyde Park. The city buzzes with unmatched energy, and the eclectic neighborhoods offer a bounty of cultural, culinary, and artistic treasures. Whether you're on the hunt for vintage finds in Camden Market or absorbing panoramic city views from the London Eye, London unfolds as a rich tapestry of experiences, perfect for young explorers seeking both adventure and elegance.

City of London
Big Ben and Parliament

Big Ben and Parliament

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

Tower of London

Tower of London

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Walk through Borough Market

Walk through Borough Market

Explore Free Museums

Explore Free Museums

See the Elgin Marbles and Rosetta Stone

See the Elgin Marbles and Rosetta Stone

National Gallery

National Gallery

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Discover the historic charm of London in this trendy hostel, nestled in a restored former seaman's abode. Located just 9-minutes from Tower Hill tube station and a short stroll from the iconic Tower of London, you'll be perfectly positioned to explore all that this dynamic city has to offer. With an airy lobby lounge and a hip bar featuring a vaulted ceiling and courtyard, you'll find plenty of space to socialize and relax with fellow travelers. And for those seeking the ultimate nightlife experience, don't miss the cool basement bar where travelers starting their trip always hang out.

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Santorini, Greece

Days 5 - 6

Santorini captivates with its stunning sunsets, white-washed buildings, and crystalline waters. Traverse the narrow streets of Oia, adorned with vibrant bougainvillea and breathtaking views of the azure Aegean Sea. Unwind on the unique black sand beaches and savor exquisite Greek cuisine in cliff-side taverns. For those seeking both relaxation and adventure, Santorini promises a sublime blend of exquisite beauty, warm hospitality, and abundant exploration opportunities.

City of Santorini
Spend a Day in Oia

Spend a Day in Oia

Blue-Domed Churches

Blue-Domed Churches

Sunset in Fira

Sunset in Fira

Hike from Fira to Oia

Hike from Fira to Oia

Red Beach

Red Beach

Oia Castle

Oia Castle

Black Beach

Black Beach

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Delve into Santorini's heartbeat with a stay in a historic 18th-century winery turned hostel. Discover the rustic charm of Karterados village, just a stone’s throw from the bustling Fira Town. Recharge in the tranquility of traditional cave rooms or bask on sea-view terraces. Abundant in modern amenities and vibrant gardens, navigate the island's wonders, and retreat to the peaceful hum of local life, ensuring a memorable and genuine adventure as smooth as the Aegean breeze.

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Budapest, Hungary

Days 7 - 9

Discover the charming Hungarian capital of Budapest, where history meets modernity in an irresistible fusion. Explore the grandeur of its architectural wonders, soak in its famous thermal baths, and immerse yourself in its lively nightlife scene. This city will leave you enchanted and captivated by its unique blend of rich cultural heritage and contemporary flair.

City of Budapest
Hungarian Parliament

Hungarian Parliament

Thermal Baths

Thermal Baths

Buda Castle

Buda Castle

Fisherman’s Bastion

Fisherman’s Bastion

Széchenyi Chain Bridge

Széchenyi Chain Bridge

Memento Park

Memento Park

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Dive into the heart of Budapest, where a former four-star hotel turned hip hostel awaits. Right next to the old Jewish quarter, you’re steps away from iconic spots like the State Opera House and Chain Bridge. Wander the famed ruin pubs or relish the vibrant night scene just around the corner. Enjoy unmatched amenities from free WiFi, a lively bar with discounted drinks, to a 24/7 reception ensuring your adventures never skip a beat.

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Prague, Czech Republic

Days 10 - 11

Experience the magic of Prague, a city embroidered with Gothic, Baroque, and Romanesque architecture. Stroll across the iconic Charles Bridge and explore the historic Prague Castle. The city’s cobbled lanes lead to quaint cafes, traditional pubs, and an abundance of shops, offering Bohemian crystal and artisanal creations. With a rich history and a vibrant contemporary culture, Prague stands as an intriguing destination for exploration and discovery.

City of Prague
Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

Prague Castle

Prague Castle

Old Town Square

Old Town Square

Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square

Prague Astronomical Clock

Prague Astronomical Clock

Try the Local Beer

Try the Local Beer

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Unleash your adventurous spirit in the heart of Prague, a stone's throw from the iconic Charles Bridge and Old Town Square. This lively hostel is perfect for fun-loving solo explorers, nestled right in the vibrant Prague 1 district. Enjoy breezy bunk beds, free Wi-Fi, and a warm, international community ready to share stories and tips around the clock. Embark on organized activities and savor the close proximity to major attractions and transport hubs, all while relishing the carefree, youthful vibe of fellow travelers.

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Florence, Italy

Days 12 - 13

Navigate through the enchanting streets of Florence, the beacon of the Renaissance. As you wander, the city narrates tales of historical brilliance and artistic achievements. The majestic Duomo stands as a testimony to architectural grandeur, while world-class museums showcase an unrivaled collection of art and innovation. Beyond its rich history, discover stylish boutiques, delightful eateries, and an energetic nightlife.

City of Florence
Michelangelo's David

Michelangelo's David

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo)

Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo)

Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo

Basilica di San Lorenzo

Basilica di San Lorenzo

Siena, Tuscany's Medieval Masterpiece

Siena, Tuscany's Medieval Masterpiece

August 16th - Siena's Palio

August 16th - Siena's Palio

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Discover a haven of comfort and convenience in the bustling center of Florence. Just a brief stroll from iconic landmarks, this hostel ensures a memorable stay in the cradle of the Renaissance. Revel in spacious, airy dorms, each equipped with individual reading lights, lockers, and en suite bathrooms. Unwind by the seasonal outdoor pool or enjoy the warmth in an indoor pool, sauna, and hammam. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the facility, and explore with ease, thanks to its prime location close to major attractions and transportation hubs. Delight in the panoramic terrace or relish the lively atmosphere at the basement bar. This is your Florence gateway for unforgettable adventures.

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Gimmelwald, Switzerland

Day 14

Tucked in the Swiss Alps, Gimmelwald is an untouched gem. Its rustic chalets and flower-filled balconies offer a tranquil escape from the modern hustle. A haven for nature enthusiasts, the village resonates with traditional alpine charm, where cowbells echo and breathtaking mountain views captivate. It's a true embodiment of authentic Swiss mountain life.

City of Gimmelwald
Jungfrau-Aletsch

Jungfrau-Aletsch

Staubbachfall

Staubbachfall

Trümmelbachfälle

Trümmelbachfälle

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Perched in the breathtaking heights of Gimmelwald, Switzerland, this charming seasonal hostel is your gateway to the majestic Swiss Alps. Stay in cozy, wood-paneled dorms with spectacular mountain views, just a short jaunt from the Schilthorn summit and a stone's throw from scenic cable car rides and exhilarating hikes. Unwind at the rustic bar and savor the awe-inspiring panorama of the valley below, adding to the seamless blend of adventure and relaxation.

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Paris, France

Days 15 - 18

Enter the enchanting world of Paris, where history and modern elegance intertwine. Stroll amid iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Notre-Dame Cathedral, or lose yourself in the Louvre's artistic masterpieces. Savor exquisite cuisine in quaint cafes, and wander along the Seine River as it gently flows through the city's heart. Embrace the chic, artistic vibe emanating from the vibrant neighborhoods and stylish boutiques. Paris, the epitome of romance, beauty, and culture, invites you to unveil its timeless charm and endless allure.

City of Paris
Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

World-Famous Museums

World-Famous Museums

Picnic on the Champ de Mars

Picnic on the Champ de Mars

Sacre Couer and Montmartre

Sacre Couer and Montmartre

Free Louvre Entry

Free Louvre Entry

Luxembourg Gardens

Luxembourg Gardens

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Step into the heart of Parisian life at our hand-picked hostel, just steps from Gare du Nord station. With a popular skylit bar hosting weekly events, you'll be immersed in the city's vibrant culture. Whether you're exploring the historic sights or simply soaking up the atmosphere, our hostel is the perfect base for your adventures. With a prime location, you can easily experience all that the city has to offer, from the iconic Moulin Rouge to the cutting-edge Centre Pompidou.

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