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Discover Europe

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
34 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Driving tour of Berlin
  • Gondola ride in Venice
  • Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen
  • Walking tour of Venice
  • Driving tour of Vienna
  • Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam
  • Walking tour of Rome
  • Walking tour of Verona
  • Walking tour of the restored city of Dresden
  • Bordeaux winery experience
  • Driving tour of Barcelona
  • Walking tour of Prague
  • Walking tour of Dubrovnik with a local guide
  • Driving tour of Budapest
  • Visit Budva
  • Driving tour of Tirana with a local guide
  • Visit a traditional French perfumery
  • Walking tour of Monaco
  • Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower
  • Visit Andorra
  • Visit Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower
  • Walking tour of Florence with a local guide

Short Description

Discover the best that Europe has to offer on a trip that covers history, culture, cuisine, landscapes and nightlife. Make love heart eyes in Paris, marvel at Barcelona's Sagrada Família, get amongst history in Rome and check out the Berlin Wall. Our Discover Europe trip is sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Trip Includes

  • 33 breakfasts, 14 dinners
  • 32 nights in hotels, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry
  • English Channel crossings
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
  • Guided tours of all major cities
  • Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

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Itinerary

Day 1

All good things start with Paris. Meet the crew, grab some supplies and hit the road early in the morning as we jump across the English Channel. Pinch yourself and Instagram your first selfie before we kick off the trip with a driving tour and picnic next to the Eiffel Tower. Home to Coco Chanel, the Pompidou Centre and the Mona Lisa, Paris more than deserves its reputation as the European capital for all things culture, fashion and food. Now’s your chance to find out why.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower

Meals:
-Dinner

Day 2

This morning: free time en Français. From the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées, you'll be sure to make a solid dent in your bucket list. Later on, you can stretch those legs on an optional bike tour of Paris, or simply roam the streets on your own. End your day with an optional Seine River cruise or a #throwback bohemian cabaret show.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Traditional cabaret show
-Seine river cruise
-Bike tour of Paris

Day 3

Today we roll on to Bordeaux, where half the city is UNESCO World Heritage-listed and vineyards reign supreme. Take an optional stroll around Château de Chambord, the largest château in the Loire Valley, and learn why French Renaissance architecture is famous around the world.

Included today:
-Visit the Loire Valley

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Visit Château de Chambord

Day 4

Wake up and learn the A to Z of wine before we move on to Carcassonne. See why it’s famous for its restored medieval fortress and the poetic sonnets written about it.

Included today:
-Bordeaux winery experience

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 5

Roll through the Pyrenees today with a quick stop in Andorra. Then, say hey ro Barcelona! Bienvenidos to the city of art nouveau, alluring accents and (most importantly) tapas. Tick off the likes of the Sagrada Família, the Columbus Monument and Las Ramblas on an included driving tour before we set you free into the buzzing city.

Included today:
-Visit Andorra
-Driving tour of Barcelona

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 6

What do you want to do today? Well, you could hit the side streets and alleyways of Las Ramblas, go boho in the Gracia neighborhood, go Gaudí at Parc Güell or give in to your inner football fanatic and kneel to the sporting gods at the Nou Camp. Barcelona’s got plenty to keep you occupied! Tonight: shall we dance? Prepare for an optional flamenco show.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Flamenco show

Day 7

Get that selfie stick out as we roll on along the coast to rub shoulders with the rich and famous at the world's most lavish waterfront property, aka the French Riviera. Swap your patatas bravas for hearty French cooking and get ready for tomorrow's adventures. En route, we stop by a French perfumery. Ooh la la.

Included today:
-Visit a traditional French perfumery

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 8

Hit the beach with the paparazzi posse, or go wild in the designer boutiques in Nice's Old Town. Later: roll with the jet set on a guided tour and see how the 1% live (hint: it involves Ferraris and bathing in caviar). Feeling lucky? Hit the tables at the Monte Carlo Casino and make it rain (or not).

Included today:
-Walking tour of Monaco

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 9

Home to the highest point in Europe, 72 waterfalls and one of the largest nature conservations in Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen is where we'll be spending the night. Upon arrival, chow down on an included dinner and hit the bar for a nightcap.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 10

Rise and shine, you’ve got some serious exploring to do. Take the option to hop on the revolving gondola to the top of Mt Titlis and test your pano photo skills. Then head back down in search of the world's best hot chocolate. #hardlife.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Scenic excursion to Mt Titlis

Day 11

Maketh haste to fair Verona, the place where Romeo and Juliet found love. Snap a selfie at Juliet’s balcony and join throngs of lovers leaving notes on the wall (or avoid the crowds and just marvel at the ancient arena). Then: say ciao to Venice. Yep, you’re really here!

Included today:
-Walking tour of Verona

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Get a personalised trip T-shirt or hoodie

Day 12

You know it as The Floating City, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). Today we’ll check out a who's who of Venice's usual suspects on a guided walking tour (ticking off the likes of St Mark's Square and Accademia Bridge), then jump on a gondola ride to get the full experience. Throw away your map in the afternoon and try to find the world's most epic little bookshop, Libreria Acqua Alta, or just go on a mission to find the perfect gelato.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Venice
-Gondola ride in Venice

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 13

Today it’s onwards to the renaissance romance of Florence. But first, take THAT shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before trucking on to the Tuscan hills outside Florence. Ready to eat, sleep, repeat in the foodie capital of the world?

Included today:
-Visit Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 14

Time to give that bucket list a workout – we’re off to Rome! Make like Caesar (the emperor, not the salad) and work up a ‘colossus’ hunger as you pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit ancient history's version of the Hunger Games set at the Colosseum. Tonight, you're in Disneyland for foodies. Have fun.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Florence with a local guide
-Walking tour of Rome

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 15

Create the ultimate Roman Holiday in one day with a whirlwind of Vespas, espresso, two-cheek kisses and pizza the way it's supposed to taste. Count your blessings on an optional tour of the Vatican City, then play ‘I-spy’ with two-and-a-half millennia worth of history. Want more? Then you could always shop till you drop on Via Condotti, head to Capitoline Hill for awesome views of the Roman Forum and Colosseum or just kick back in Piazza Navona for some dolce far niente (delicious idleness).

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Guided tour Vatican City

Day 16

Jump on the ferry in Italy, wake up in Greece. Time to find some gyros.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 17

Home to a UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, a fortress, a castle and enough beaches to satisfy the biggest sun-worshipper, Corfu is base camp. Explore endless architecture, which owes much to Corfu's history.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 18

Offering a distinct and independent culture from the mainland (thanks to the culturally-rich history from past occupation) and home to thousands of olive trees, there’s something for everyone in Corfu.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 19

Para-para-paradise. Had enough of it yet? Surely not. Count shades of blue and pinch yourself. Life doesn't get any better than this.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 20

Get your bearings on a driving tour of Tirana. Then, there’s rainbow-coloured buildings for days. #nofilter.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Tirana with a local guide

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 21

Press your nose to the window and soak up all the stunning views that race past the coach window as we head up Montenegro’s coast on our way to the most famous walled city in Europe (stopping at Budva on the way). Later, we’ll take a wander around Dubrovnik's tiny cobblestoned streets and explore a few hidden cafés and shops before grabbing dinner and checking out the glitzy nightlife.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Dubrovnik with a local guide
-Visit Budva

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 22

Yay! A free day in Dubrovnik! Spend some time checking out the residential homes further up in the Old Town for some awesome views, then enjoy a cold beer on the wall as the sun sets over the Adriatic. Alternatively, take to the turquoise water with a spot of optional sea kayaking around the city walls. This is the good life. There’s also a Game of Thrones tour to get stuck into if that’s your jam.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Sea kayaking around the Dubrovnik Walls
-Game of Thrones tour

Day 23

Today we’ll listen to the ocean play an instrument in Zadar. Yep, you read that right. The Sea Organ is a quirky art installation nested within the city’s eclectic mix of Roman ruins and public art. More cool facts await you on an orientation tour with your brainy Trip Leader.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 24

Today we're off to Ljubljana (lyoob-lya-nah) aka the capital of Slovenia. See the city come alive on an optional food tour of Ljubljana. Then, tonight, go out on the town for a tea or vino with a side of live music and underground art installations.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Food tour of Ljubljana

Day 25

Today, a driving tour in Budapest will teach you everything you need to know about twin cities Buda and Pest. Along the way, we’ll check out Hero's Square, Parliament House, the National Palace, Fisherman's Bastion and the swanky Andrássy Avenue. Then: time to indulge in some delicious local fare. Expect plenty of paprika!

Included today:
-Driving tour of Budapest

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 26

A free day to take on a city with enough baroque, neoclassical and art nouveau architecture to keep you entertained for hours. Tonight, hang with the hipsters and drink local fruit brandy at one of the original ruin bars. Wanna go one step further? An optional dinner cruise on the Danube has your name on it.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Dinner cruise on the Danube River

Day 27

Vienna is yours for the day. Get a sense of the vibe on a driving tour. Classical music fans, opt in for a night out to hear the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Strauss at the Viennese Chamber Orchestra.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Vienna

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Tickets to the Viennese Chamber Orchestra
-Tickets to the Viennese Chamber Orchestra (dinner included)

Day 28

First, a visit to former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau for a lesson in the resilience of humanity. Then, on to Prague. Get Insta-happy and seek out the John Lennon Wall, soak up some Czech history at the National or Communist Museum or get a taste of the quirky local culture at a marionette puppet opera (you gotta see it to believe it).

Included today:
-Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen
-Walking tour of Prague

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 29

Another free day for the win. Snap a selfie at Prague's own Eiffel Tower, visit a miniatures museum, eat roast pork from one of the street vendors lining Old Town Square and wash it all down with a beer. As in, a really good beer. Prague, we love you.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Local beer tasting

Day 30

Get acquainted with 800 year-old Dresden – a city virtually destroyed in WWII and then rebuilt – and check out the Frauenkirche before we make tracks to Berlin. Prep yourself for currywurst, absinthe and more hipsters per capita than anywhere else. We'll drive you around to see (what's left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building.

Included today:
-Walking tour of the restored city of Dresden
-Driving tour of Berlin

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 31

Today, why not step out on an optional Third Reich walking tour for a local insight into what the city was like under Nazi rule during World War II? Kreuzberg is a hit for lunch. Afternoon suggestion? Have a picnic at the historic Tempelhof airport-turned-public park. Tonight: explore the city after dark on an optional alternative street art and nightlife tour.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Third Reich walking tour
-Street art and nightlife tour of Berlin

Day 32

Start dreaming of cheese, clogs and cheeky café stops as we roll through tulip and windmill dotted fields to Amsterdam. DAM, it's going to be a good day! Learn how cheddar and clogs are made, then get your bearings on a walking tour of the vibrant capital. We’re talking the Dam Square, the Royal Palace and the National Monument, so get your cameras at the ready. For the perfect end to the perfect day, give in to temptation and grab a cone of hot chips with mayo. Mmm.

Included today:
-Dutch cheese and clogs demonstration
-Walking tour of Amsterdam

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 33

Join 881,000 bikes and get your cycle on with an optional bike tour of Amsterdam's iconic canals, bridges and parks. Culture fiends, delve deeper with a visit to the Anne Frank House or the Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum. Still thirsty for more? Check out the Heineken Experience and indulge in a spot of beer tasting. What better way to toast the final night of your Europe Inspired adventure than with a dinner cruise on the canal?

Included today:
-Canal dinner cruise

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional Activities:
-Bike tour of Amsterdam

Day 34

After all the Amster-damage has been done, it’s time to hit the road back to ol’ Blighty. Soak up all the happy group vibes you can possibly handle – this is your last coach ride with the gang. #sadface.

Meals:
-Breakfast

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My husband and I just finished our first Topdeck tour, 2 weeks around Europe!
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I've just finished the Mega European tour with Trip Leader Nicole Smith & Coach Driver Lloyd Spencer. I was incredibly nervous about going on a tour across Europe, but the planning and organisation by our Topdeck Crew made everything stress free. All the driving and walking tours were very informative, with Nicole being able to recall information off the top of her head about the history of all the Countries and Landmarks we visited. Our driver Lloyd took a very professional approach to his work and should be praised for all the effort he puts in. Both Nicole & Lloyd are enthusiastic individuals, who are always able to give great recommendations in every Country we stopped. This trip was absolutely fantastic and will be in my memories for life. A very special thanks to these two and topdeck for such an amazing trip.
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I loved my travel experience with Topdeck. Alex was such a wonderful tour leader, she had great recommendations and was super sweet and helpful. Morgan was an excellent cook and always made healthy options for us. I think the food far surpassed my expectations for this trip. Marian was also a great driver! The bus was always clean for us. I had a great time and I would do another top deck trip!
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I just finished the Mega European and had the absolute best experience of my life! Would 100% recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see Europe! Not only were the places amazing but we all made so many friends and some that I can't wait to see again soon! Our trip leader Nicole and driver Lloyd made the trip even better, they were amazing!!
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I just finished the Oceanic empires tour and absolutely loved it. This is my second top deck tour in 4 years and it was the best experience again. All the places were amazing and had the best group of people to experience new countries and food with. I would like to make a special mention to Nicole and Lloyd as they were the best and made the trip incredibly fun and memorable. Would recommend to all my friends to do a top deck tour
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I booked a topdeck summer fun and sailing tour as a solo! I wasn’t sure what I’d expect as this is the first solo trip I’ve ever taken. Day one I made friends and family for a lifetime as well as a tour guide and driver who Ill never forget! Dan made the tour not just fun and memorable but one where I felt safe. Zolio our driver was like a second dad who made every drive something to look forwards to! I left this trip with new friends and family a big either and a second Dad ! Would highly recommend topdeck and dr dan and zolio 110%
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We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels that reflect the character of the local area as well as being as centrally located as possible, while striving to keep the cost affordable.

Age Notes

Max Age: 30

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Meals Included:

Your included meals are detailed in the 'More Inclusions' section of this document.

Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually 'continental breakfasts', which are typical in most European countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in continental Europe, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well.

Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodations, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.

If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent or Customer Service Consultant when you book, or make note of this in the Topdeck app when you check in (refer below). However, please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Eastern Europe. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.

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