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2 weeks in Europe Food Tour

Eat your way through the best food cities! During these 2 weeks in Europe, you'll go through 3 countries, 6 cities, and countless dishes. This itinerary is for people who see food as a big part of the cultural experience.


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Cities visited in this trip:  


1. Paris, France

2. San Sebastián, Spain

3. Barcelona, Spain

4. Lyon, France

5. Bologna, Italy

6. Rome, Italy


For this itinerary we recommend:

  • Interrail Pass: Global Pass
  • Travel days: 7 days within 1 month
    Macarons in Paris, France
Macarons in Paris, France

Paris, France

  • Paris perfected fine dining. The French capital has earned the most Michelin stars of all cities in Europe!

  • From croissants and baguettes to macarons and crêpes, French bites are sold all over the city.

  • Feeling adventurous? Fill up on protein with a serving of escargots - snails cooked with garlic butter.


    How to get there

    The Parisian subway will take you from the main airport to the city centre in 15 minutes.

    Pintxos in San Sebastian
Pintxos in San Sebastian

San Sebastián, Spain

  • The old town is packed with pinxtos restaurants. Pinxtos are tapas served with a skewer or toothpick.

  • The best chefs in the region buy top-quality seasonal produce at the colourful underground La Bretxa Market.

  • Still hungry? Join a cooking class for hands-on instructions on how to perfect the art of Basque cuisine.


    How to get there

    The daily route from Paris to San Sebastián takes less than 7 hours. Reservations required.

    Placa Reial restaurants. Barcelona, Spain
Placa Reial restaurants. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

  • Indulge in tapas at Barcelona's popular terraces, such as Plaça Reial. Local favourites include seafood and pork.

  • Explore the maze of food stalls in La Boquiera Market, located just off the pedestrian boulevard La Rambla.

  • You can also try specialties from other Spanish cities, such as gazpacho (Seville) and paella (Valencia).


    How to get there

    Direct trains from San Sebastián take less than 6 hours. Reservation required.

    Duck pate ("foie gras") in Lyon, France
Duck pate ("foie gras") in Lyon, France

Lyon, France

  • Lyon is the gastronomical capital of the world! Local cuisine includes duck pâté, sausages, and roast pork.

  • Dine at bouchons, traditional Lyonnaise restaurants. Tip: Authentic bouchons are officially certified.

  • Lyon's main market, Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, is packed with fresh local produce and French delicacies.


    How to get there

    A direct train can take you from Barcelona to Lyon in 5 hours (reservation required).

    Outdoor dining in Bologna, Italy
Outdoor dining in Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

  • The Quadrilatero is the beating heart of Bologna's food scene. The vibrant market overflows with food stalls.

  • Dine at an osteria, a small restaurant with short menus and local specialities. Italy's oldest osteria is in Bologna.

  • When in Bologna, order your pasta with Bolognese sauce! Just ask for the tagliatelle al ragù.


    How to get there

    Travel by train from Lyon to Bologna in approximately 7 hours.

    Bruschetta in Rome, Italy
Bruschetta in Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

  • Looking for a pizza fix? Avoid restaurants in the tourist centre. The best pizzerias can be found in quiet alleys.

  • For a traditional Roman meal, start with bruschetta and have spaghetti carbonara as your main dish.

  • True pasta lovers should go to the National Museum of Pasta (Museo Nazionale della Paste Alimentari).


    How to get there

    Regular direct trains from Bologna will get you to Rome in just over 2 hours.

Which Pass should I get?

The best Interrail Pass for this 2 weeks in Europe itinerary is the Global Pass. Want to add another city or country? No problem! Just choose a pass with more travel days.