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London Break - Hostel tour

London Break - Hostel

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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
4 days
From: $ 309 $ 77 / day
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Short Description

Forget blowing precious pounds on overpriced accommodation. This four-day adventure allows you to explore London from the comfort of the super-impressive Wombat’s City Hostel (read: budget accommodation with bucket loads of style). When you’re not making new friends back your base, head out on foot and discover the oodles of cafes, restaurants and shops this grand city has to offer, or kick back atop a City Sightseeing bus to take in the sights, sans effort. Tack this trip onto the start or end of your other European Topdeck adventure, and you’ve got yourself the perfect stopover.

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

Travel Theme

Cultural Singles Travel

Destinations

United Kingdom England

Cities & Attractions

London

Activities

Culture

N/A
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Trip Includes

  • 3 nights multi-share hostel accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 day London Underground & Bus Pass (zones 1 & 2)
  • 1 day hop-on, hop-off London sightseeing tour visiting London's top attractions

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Itinerary

Day 1

Today starts your four day stopover in England's capital city. This is London, baby! Today is all yours to get your bearings - so make the most of it. Enjoy every moment, one cheesy bucket list item at a time.

Day 2

Run, don’t walk. You’ve got all of London to see?! Another free day in to soak up all those British vibes. Have you ticked off all the sites yet? Jump on the Hop On Hop Off sightseeing tour for those who prefer to roll in style. Tick off another iconic transport method and go crazy on the London underground with your included travelcard for zone 1 and 2. See how far you can go then brag about it later.


Included today:
-Hop on Hop off Sightseeing tour
-London underground travel card

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 3

More London charm today. With typical British quirks hidden into every nook and cranny, make sure you hit all of the iconic haunts. Later, the night is all yours and enjoy.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 4

Short but sweet. Bid farewell to London. Where to next?

Day 1

Today starts your four-day city escape in England's capital city. This is London, baby! Today is all yours to get your bearings so make the most of it. Enjoy every moment, one cheesy bucket list item at a time.

Day 2

Run, don't walk. You've got all of London to see! Another free day to soak up all those British vibes. Have you ticked off all the sites yet? Jump on the Hop On Hop Off sightseeing tour. Tick off another iconic transport method and go crazy on the London underground with your included travelcard for zones 1 and 2. See how far you can go then brag about it later.

Included today:
-24-hour Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass
-London underground & bus pass
Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 3

More London charm today. With typical British quirks hidden in every nook and cranny, make sure you hit all of the iconic haunts. Later, the night is all yours to enjoy.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 4

Short but sweet.

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London Break - Hostel

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Extremely knowledgeable

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Amazing staff who are very friendly and also extremely knowledgeable. My trip was amazing and I enjoyed every minute of it. I did the Spirit of Europe last year and couldn’t recommend Topdeck enough.
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Fast-Paced Tour of Western Europe that highlighted most Bucket List Sights. Awesome Company. Great Food and Tour Leader

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Guide5.0
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Lodging4.0
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I jumped on this tour with very little notice and planning, and I was thoroughly impressed. Our Topdeck trip leader was very knowledgeable, fun, and adjusted the trip to the group (34 people). The meals provided were delicious, and they worked hard to cater to dietary needs. Accommodations were good, typically with 2-6 people in a hostel room. Keep in mind they are hostels, not hotels (bring your own towel).

I loved the itinerary, as it highlighted the must-see places and had variety (ex. Paris, Rome vs. Switzerland). The optionals in each city were all wonderful. However, many were not presented in the Topdeck literature online and were not introduced on the trip more than a day in advance. All are paid for in cash (Euros). Because of how the optionals were presented, it was a bit harder to budget. I would recommend inquiring more about the optionals when booking and at the beginning of your tour via your trip leader. Don't feel pressured to do all of them and remember to keep your own interests in mind.

The solo travelers easily found others with similar interests to explore with. For many on this trip, drinking and going out to bars/clubs was a major component (as alcohol is often cheaper than water). Because of the shortness of this tour along with all the destinations, prepare for lots of driving and to make the most of the time you have in each city.

This trip provided am amazing sampling of Western Europe and opened my eyes to cultures and history I was unfamiliar with. Overall, I would highly recommend this itinerary and touring company, as it provided a good balance between budget and experiences.

P.S. Stay flexible with plans, but some of the popular sights need more pre-planning than expected, like the Eiffel Tower and the Anne Frank House (Amsterdam).
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Overall amazing value. Food, particularly by Topdeck staff, excellent. Spontaneous/flexible; be prepared to pay for lots of extra excursions, on and off your itinerary, in cash.

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Food was excellent. Accomodations were better than expected: hostels, but usually with in-suite bathrooms and always only with other members of your tour of the same gender. Don't try to overplan; trip is quite spontaneous and flexible and you won't know much about the schedule/optionals for each city more than a day or so in advance. Optionals will be plentiful and paid in cash. Only do those that are right for you, even if your trip leader really encourages them and most other people are going. These trips are great for solo travelers, but make sure you find people interested in the same things as you...it will probably be easy to find groups to go to bars and clubs with in the evenings, but harder to find people who prefer other evening plans. Driver was excellent and bus was very comfortable and clean, but be prepared to spend a lot of time on it as there is no driving at night. Trip leader extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and helpful. Overall, excellent value and a trip with plenty of time to see the bucket list highlights in each city.
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Winter Spirit around Europe!

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I did the 24 day Winter Spirit around Europe! I would definitely recommend booking a Topdeck tour! It was the best experience ever. Doing my second Topdeck in July around New Zealand!
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Most amazing experience ever!

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Did Uluru discovery in Australia and Grand Kiwi in NZ back in November and it was the most amazing experience ever! Awesome guide and driver. Well organized and took great care of us!
Only one bad hostel accommodation wise, but other than that it was amazing.
It was so nice not having to worry about accommodations, transportation, and most meals when we got there! On the days it wasn’t included, the guide/driver would tell us what’s in the area!
For sure will be doing another topdeck tour in the future!
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Extremely knowledgeable

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My partner and I just completed the 20 day Discover Winter tour and it was absolutely outstanding! What really made the trip though was the Trip Leader, Alex, and the driver, Deyan. They were both extremely knowledgeable people and explained everything we needed to know to enjoy every place we went to. I highly recommend this tour and hope that everybody else has the opportunity to meet Alex and Deyan.
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Accomodations

Hostel Plus trips host our most eclectic types of accommodation. While modern hostels make up the majority of your overnighters you could also stay in hotels (free upgrade - yeah!) or bungalows.

The 'More Inclusions' section details what type of accommodation will be used for overnight stops on your trip.

The number of people to a room on Hostel Plus trips will vary. For hostels you will have multi-share rooms and usually share with between 3 and 5 others (although in some circumstances you will share with more than 5) while in hotels there will be twin or triple-shares (and the odd quad-room). Bungalows can be up to 4 people to a room.

Please note: When staying on a Hostel Plus trip, multi-share accommodation is single-sex.

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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 your accommodation (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.

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 Topdeck Trip Consultant when you book. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee we will be able to cater to all dietary needs.We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.

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