Discovering the secrets of Europe
Spain, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France.
The essence of Unitrips
Summer is here and the festivities begin! It’s time to pack our luggages and spend an amazing summer holiday traveling across Europe on this Eurotrip for Students. Conquer the heart of cities such as Venice, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris … and bring back a part of Europe with you. Join us on a journey around Europe with young travelers like you!
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It’s time to leave everything behind and travel to Venice, where we will commence this marvellous Eurotrip for Students that you will never forget. We will be waiting for you in this beautiful Italian city, the city of the canals.
Fall in love with this city! Venice is one of the most photographed places in the world. Don’t waste time, grab your camera and find your inner photographer; bridges, Vaporettos and Gondolas are all waiting to be snapped!
Appreciate the Basilica of San Marco, whose Murano glasswork has obvious Byzantine influence, as do the multicoloured little houses of Burano!
- Venice pack: Includes visit to Murano and Burano: Visit these two islands of the Venetian lagoon.
Did you know…
- The last bridge built in Venice was designed by a Spanish architect: Calatrava.
- Every so often in Venice a phenomenon called “Acqua Alta” occurs. Which causes a steep rise in the level of water in the lagoon of Venice, usually lasts about 3 – 4 hours. Depending on the intensity with which it occurs it can flood, with half a meter of water, most of the historic center.
- The only way to get around the city is on foot or by water. It is illegal to drive a car or ride a bicycle in this district
- Walking around Venice could give you the feeling that there are numerous canals, whereas there are in fact just two: the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal. The other little waterways that course through the restricted lanes are considered rivers
It is time to say “arrivederci” to Italy on this Eurotrip for Students! Another day.. another country, Germany! Today we will see the Mad King’s Castle castle.
The castle will remind you of Walt Disney story! From there, we will cross the part of Bavaria to reach Munich, its capital, famous por Oktoberfest… and Bayren! We’ll start the engines and prepare ourselvs to taste the typical beverage here: BEER!
Today on this Eurotrip for Students we will wake up in Germany. During the moring we will get the chance to explore Munich. We will also give you the chance to come with us on an optional activity or you could also stay in Munich, get some rest and explore on your own.
Munich is not only a rich, modern and lively city… it has a lot of history as well. That’s why we will stop to visit its cathedral ad the Marien Platz which has the famous gothic-style town hall clock, which is made up of 43 bells and 32 life-sized figures that move to the rhythm of the daily chimes.
- Munich Pack: Panoramic stadium bus tour + BMW Factory + Englischer Garten + Guided visit to Munich’s old town
We’ll continue in Germany, board our Unibus which will take us towards the River Main, and the financial centre of Germany: Frankfurt. Today, we have quite a long journey ahead of us, so we advise you to get comfortable, relax, and enjoy the views of the rolling hills of southern Germany.
The fifth largest city in Germany, Frankfurt has an important history and economy. Similar to most of German cities, it was left destroyed after the Second World War and has since been reconstructed completely. Today, it’s an important economic and financial hub in Europe, sometimes known as “the financial capital of the European Union”. It is known for its impressive gothic St Bartholomew’s gothic Cathedral, which, throughout its life has become a symbol for national unity in Germany, and also for the botanical gardens and the medieval architecture of the famous “Römer” house.
Did you know…
- The city is headquarters of one of the largest architectural libraries in the world with more than 130,000 volumes, belonging to the Architectural Institute of Germany
- The city has a longer name than you’d think: the official name of Frankfurt is “Frankfurt am Main”, coming from the river Main that flows through the city
- The frankfurter sausage was born in this city under the name FrankfurterWürstchen around 1860 urter sausage was born in this city under the name FrankfurterWürstchen around 1860
Guten Morgen Deutschland! With a lot of energy on this Eurotrip for Students, we will visit the centre of Cologne, the city famous for its waters and for the most gothic cathedral of all cathedrals! We will start our day looking at the incredible views the city has to offer from the other side of its famous bridge. We can add a lock to the hundreds of others on the bridge, have some lunch, as in the afternoon, the free city of Amsterdam awaits us!
By the afternoon we’ll arrive in Amsterdam, dump our bags, and go straight out to enjoy the famous Red Light District by night. The night is young and life is short, let’s go have fun!
Culture and liberal politics have made Amsterdam a world reference for liberal people all over the world, especially those who push for the legalization of soft drugs (marijuana and hashish) and the legalization of prostitution.
But Amsterdam is not just coffee shops and red light district, take a walk through the Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandt museum, the Moco or Rijksmuseum or visit the Anne Frank House, and if you fancy a beer, Heineken is your star choice!
- Boat trip on the Amsterdam Canals
- Visit to Anne Frank’s Museum* (skip the line)
- Heineken Experience
- Zaanse Schans
Did you know…
- The facade of numerous houses that populate Amsterdam lean forwards. The explanation for this is that its architects built them feeling that, given their narrowness, the best way to get furniture into the house is through the top story windows. Therefore every house has a hook on its rooftop and furniture can be hoisted to prevent the it from crashing into the facade
- Amsterdam is the most liberal city in the world, so we think. It was the first city in the world to legalize same sex marriage, marijuana and prostitution
- Most men and women are tall in Amsterdam. Men measure an average of 184 cm and women 170 cm
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Today on our Eurotrip for Students we will visit another BENELUX country, after the NE, we will take on the BE of Belgium, otherwise known as the heart of the EU.
Upon our arrival in Brussels, you will have to decide what to do!
You can stay in Brussels and rest, enjoy the many parks it has to offer or stroll down the many avenues full of shops and resturants. Alternatively you can hop back on the Unitrips bus and come with us to the north of Belgium. We will be travelling to Bruges and Ghent, the 2 Flemish cities, par exellence. We will begin the day in beautiful university city of Ghent and will we finish by putting the cherry on top of the cake with a visit to Bruges. Bruges is the most visited city in Belgium, after the captial. We will also stop at the Atomium to take lots of photos!
You will we amazed how well these two medieval cities have been preserved over the years, the northern European architectual style remains completely intact.
- Trip to Bruges – Ghent – Atomium
Brussels, despite being a modern and relitavely small city, is the capital of Belgium and the whole of Europe. This decision was made due to its central position and the fact it was one of the few countries that belonged to the union of countries that formed the nucleus of todays European Union.
Brussels is also home to the head offices of many international organisations such as the CEE and the European Parliament.
Therefore it is easier to spot a diplomat on the street than it is to see a plane in the sky!
Tonight on our tour of Western Europe, prepare youself to enjoy one of the most beautiful squares in Europe… thhat is even more beautiful after a few Beligum beers.
Did you know…
- The famous Manneken Pis statue in Brussels, also known as meón child, is not the original. There have been silent replacements of the statue due to it being damaged and stolen by vandals repeatedly.
- The three typical delights of Brussels are: fries, waffles and beer
- There are many types of beer in Brussels, and the Delirium bar is one of the most picturesque, collecting them all
- There is a wellspring of hot water, cold water and sparkling water in the middle of the city, located at the Gare Central
- Some of its universities follow the Flemish method of education, while others remain French
- During the Middle Ages, Bruges encountered its most prominent financial height which is reflected in its Gothic design. The city started its decay when its port was blocked by sandbars
- Contrary to the popular belief that relates the name of the city to a story about witches, “Brugge” has its roots in the Old Dutch word for “bridge”.
- It belongs to Flanders, cuturaly much richer region than Wallonia (the southern part of Belgium).
We’ll say our goodbyes to the amazing Brussels on this Eurotrip for Students!
It’s time to Set our GPS in the direction of where we’ve all been waiting for… Paris!! After breakfast we will head towards “The City of Lights”. It’s known for being the cosmopolitan capital of France and also it’s one of the most populated and visited cities of Europe. The city of Love
París by night.
Did you know…
- The Eiffel Tower is 18 cm higher in summer, given the expansion of iron.
- Why Paris is called City of Light? Its because many burglaries used to take place, so the mayor ordered putting candles in all windows, until gas lamps were installed on the streets.
- A problem called “Paris Syndrome“ affects many Japanese who arrive to the city with very high expectations which are not fulfilled during their visit so they suffer great disappointment. There is even a phone line available 24 hours a day for victims of the syndrome.
We’ll wake up in Paris and after having eaten a croissant, we’ll begin our route in Paris, we only need to choose where to start! You don’t have to be in love to enjoy Paris. We’ll visit the most characteristic places in Paris, we’ll walk along the Senne river until we get to the Notre Dame, the most famous gothic cathedral in the world, covered with gargoyles. We’ll make our way towards the Louvre and snap a photo with the famous pyramids and continue onto the Place de la Concorde.
Today will be your last day in Paris, and we’ve let you time to see any places you still have unchecked on the list. Of course we’ll give you some tips on what to do 🙂
Now is the time to go to the Louvre and enjoy its endless exhibitions, or at least wink at the Mona Lisa.
Perhaps if you prefer modern architecture you’ll find your place amongst the futuristic skyscrapers of La Defense.
Prefer something more exotic and multicultural? There’s a very interesting area called Belleville where the Lord Malaussene used to live
If you want to see a bit of Italy in Paris don’t hesitate to visit the gardens of Luxembourg, which were owned by Maria dei Medici, and on the way appreciate the Pantheon, the Sorbonne (the top university in France) and stroll through the Latin Quarter and its thousands of pubs.
Make the most of your last day of the Eurotrip for Students… because at night we will take the bus back to Madrid. (around 16 hours on the bus).
We will cross the border n the morning, bright and early, and arrive in the north of Spain. You’ll get to Spain through the windows as we drive across the country and end up where it all began: Madrid.
We hope you had an amazing time travelling with Unitrips on this Eurotrip for Students and have made friends and memories that you will never forget.
If you want to add 2 Italian treasures to your trip, Rome and Florence, take a look at our itinerary for Ciao Italia
The program of this trip may suffer changes due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. These changes do not warrant the right of return or refund.
The indicated program does not include optional / extra activities. Some of them you can choose in the booking form, the other activities will be informed by our tour leader throughout the tour.
- Venice: At 21:00 at the hostel (Timetable to be confirmed)
The final times will be announced via email a couple of days before the departure.
For different departure points, please, please consult us.
To get to Venice you can choose:
- By bus
- By plane
- By train
For different departure points, please consult us.
- Transport in our comfortable Unibus to all the mentioned destinations
- 10 days and 9 nights in the best hostels and hotels in Europe:
- 2 nights in Venice
- 1 night in Munich
- 1 night in Frankfurt
- 2 nights in Amsterdam
- 1 night in Brussels
- 1 night in Paris
- 1 night in bus (Paris-Madrid)
- 8 breakfasts
- Multiple beds rooms – (or you can specify a single or double room)
- All transport between the cities mentioned in the program
- All costs related to parking and tolls
- Group leader during the whole trip
- Assistance throughout the whole trip
- Guided tours in mentioned cities given by tour leaders
- Many other surprises!
- Everything that is not mentioned in “Includes”
- Plane tickets
- Transport to the starting point
- Travel insurance and cancellation
- Optional activities
- Entrance fees for monuments and attractions
- Visa fees or other administrative costs
- Transport within the cities (metro, taxi etc.)
Optional Activities, Extras:
- Venice Pack
- Trip to the Concentration Camp of Dachau
- Boat trip on the canals of Amsterdam
- Trip to the Heineken Factory
- Visit to Anne Frank´s House
- Excursion to the traditional dutch windmill village of Zaanse Schans
- Excursion to Ghent and Bruges
- Paris by Night
- More activities – you will by informed by tour leader along the tour
(You can reserve your extras once you have booked your trip, through our app which we will give you access to)
Every optional activity requires a minimum of 30 participants to go ahead
Reserve your place for a small deposit…
… and pay the rest 45 days before your departure
Transport on Bus:
The main mode of transport for this trip will be on bus. Important: On this trip the group will be divided and put onto various different buses in the case of high demand. Therefore due to logistic reasons, Unitrips can not ensure that all of our clients will be able to complete the trip on the sme bus. Unitrips will choose which bus each passanger goes on.
The multiple rooms are from 3 to 9 beds, according to the availability of the establishment. If you want a double or single room, mark this extra in your booking form.
Language of the tour:
The main language of this tour will be Spanish. However specific translations will be given as much as possible for those who speak english as it is not feasible to carry out the tour in 2 different languages simultaneously.
Minimum number of participants:
As this is a group trip, a minimum of 30 people are required for the trip to be confirmed.
This trip is entirely organized by Unitrips, a travel agency registered in ” Dirección General e Turismo de la Comunidad de Madrid” with CICMA License 2900 and FETAVE member