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Getting the most of Europe!


Northern Circuit £275

South Circuit £275


Europe is a collection of the most amazing cities, rich in history and culture. As most European cities are best accessed on foot, the guides are able to take you deeper in each city! Stray Travel takes advantage of the European rail network to get you around cities and accommodation in guaranteed in central locations.

Travel: Guided departures on a set route predominantly using specific local rail services (there are some boat and bus sectors - including transfers where necessary). The best way to get to places both on and off the beaten track in continental Europe - the best flexibility, the best travel routes, the most relaxed travel times, the best access to city centres, accommodation and attractions.

Accommodation: Continental Europe has chronic accommodation shortages for independent travellers over the peak season. 'Backpacker' accommodation is only starting to be developed. Because of the way that independent travel has developed the majority of the best accommodation facilities are near the railway stations. We have reserved accommodation in Pensions, Independent Hostels and two star Hotels. Average price Western Europe £12, average price Eastern Europe £7.

Feature Activities and Attractions: An enormous amount of cultural, scenic and activity experiences spread over at least 9 countries. Guided city discoveries in Paris, Pisa, Rome, Florence, Venice, Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam (these are usually free). Wine tasting, Cheese Tasting, Salami Tasting, Beer Tasting, Adventure (mountain biking, horse trekking, trekking, rafting, skiing), Local meals, Local bars, Off the beaten track places (we break our train journeys in remote places for local experiences), History (commentary on relevant events and attractions).

The frequent departures give the opportunity  to break the journeys for attractions and activities over the travel routes, the benefits include:

  • Total freedom to access activities and attractions over the routes - you simply can't easily get to many of the places that we go by road.
  • You travel in comfort over some of Europe's most scenic travel routes.
  • The best accommodation is only minutes from the railway stations.
  • Fast travel times between the attractions - you escape continental Europe's traffic congestion.
  • Stray Travel passes allow you to break your journeys at any point over our routes.
  • The cities, towns and other attractions of Europe are best explored on foot with an experienced guide.
  • Stay Travel passes give you the freedom of travelling on a guided departure or travelling any day on the designated service.




All Europe Route

Day 1 London - Paris (France): Trip planning, Ferry across the Channel. Day 2 Paris - Brive: the metro, sightseeing, including the: Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame, Café lunch, Wine. Day 3 Brive - Barcelona: Night out in this amazing city. Day 4 Barcelona: guided sightseeing Day 5 Barcelona to Nimes: the home of denim, Roman ruins. Day 6 Nimes(Marseille) to Nice: The riviera style. Day 7 Nice - Cinque Terre (Italy): awesome coastal town walk, cliff diving. Day 8 Cinque Terre to Rome via Pisa: tour around Pisa including Leaning Tower. Day 9 Rome: sightseeing including the; Colosseum, Vatican, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, ... Italian nightlife. Day 10 Rome to Florence: sight seeing including the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Galleria dell'Accademia (for David), Gold shops, Leather shops. Day 11 Florence - (Bologna) to Venice: Salami Tasting, sightseeing including: Piazza San Marco, Gondolas, Glass blowing, Bridge of Sighs, Basilica di San Marco, Venetian night life. Day 12 Venice to Gruenau (Salzburg,Austria): Mozart, Sound of Music, Flugels, Schnapps. Day 13 Gruenau to Vienna: Schonbrunn Palace, Danube, Hofburg Palace, State Opera house, Apple Strudel. Day 14 Vienna - Cesky Krumlov (Czech Rebublic): Historic town. Day 15 Cesky Krumlov - Prague (Czech Republic): Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Astronomical Clock, National Theatre. Day 16 Prague: Beer Tasting, Velvet Revolution Tour. Day 17 Prague - Berlin (German): sightseeing including: Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Berlin Wall ... German night life. Day 18 Berlin: guided sightseeing Day 19 Berlin - Amsterdam (Holland): Red Light District, Canals, Bikes, Diamonds, Nightlife. Day 20 Amsterdam - London (England): Ferry across the Channel.

ALL EUROPE: under 26
  over 26
Northern Circuit under 26
  over 26
Southern Circuit under 26
  over 26


Route Guide Travel
Guided departures on a set route throughout five very different yet spectacular Greek Islands. Predominately we will be using local ferry systems including some local rail and bus transfers to get to our final destination. The best way to keep you both on and off the beaten track.

We have located the best possible bungalows and self-contained apartments, usually right on the beachfront or overlooking the most dramatic views. Average about £10 per night.

Feature and Activities
Water sports including water-skiing, sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, horse riding, beach parties, visiting churches, archaeological museums, cathedrals, volcanoes, festivals, golden sandy beaches, cliff walks, Greek arch enteric, and how could we forget the sunsets!

Travel Days
Day One Ferry from Athens to Mykonos

Ferry, markets, arts, carnivals, Greek archeture, tasting local wines and cheeses. Staying in bungalows on the beach.

Day Two Free day in Mykonos
Mykonos is one of the most cosmopolitan islands of the cyclades (complex of 39 islands) and the most traditional. For Mykonos it is said that it is an island of its own world, purely because of such heart felt traditions, customs and uniqueness. Images of blue and white washed houses are surrounded by the in-depth shocking blueness of the sea. Experience the traditions, customs and uniqueness of such a historic island.

Day Three Ferry from Mykonos to Paros
Check in to our self-contained apartments, loads of water sports to try - windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, water-skiing, maybe even try a horse or mountain bike ride around the island.

Day Four Free day in Paros
Our view from our apartment over looks the Aegean, in the quaint fishing village in Naousa. Here we can explore the Nauosa Church's, Museums, ancient cemetery's, the Antiparos Caves, Agais Tiras Cathedrals, the Butterfly Valley and the Marble Quarries.

Day Five Ferry from Paros to Naxos
Discover the historical background to the Cyclades, Castle of Naxos, Towers of Glezos, and Archelogical museum.

Day Six & Seven Free days in Naxos
Naxos is home to the largest and most vast beaches of the Cyclades, with its Rocky Mountains and cliffs that suddenly sink into the sea. There is an abundance of springs and streams and beaches too. There are local busses that will take you all around the islands, mopeds are also available to hire.

Day Eight Ferry from Naxos to Ios
Beaches, boat excursions, party atmosphere, festivals and carnivals.

Day Nine Free Day in Ios
Many a beach to be explored here, you can try Mylotas which is more popular beach or Tzamaria if you like it on the quiet side. If the timing is right we indulge into the local festivities or just hang out our beach side bungalow.

Day Ten Ferry from Ios to Santorini
Explore Santorini for its mysterious villages, museums, architecture, and excavations. We stay in an awesome apartment 50 m from Black Volcanic Beach (Parissa), which house some great boat excursions, volcano, villages.

Day Eleven & Twelve Free days in Santorini
Santorini said to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world, indeed one of the most romantic with its sunsets, traditional archeture and own unique atmosphere. It also houses the great Profits Ellis Peak, the ancient graffiti tomes, theatres and sanctuaries, loads of ancient history and culture to be experienced here.

Day Thirteen Ferry from Santorini to Athens
Back to the main land.

Greek Islands:  12 day min. trip time. Pass valid for up to 1 month.
ex Athens
ex Venice
Closes Sept 30th - March 30th

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