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EPIC TRIPS FOR 18 TO 30 SOMETHINGS

2019-20

EUROPE

Prices and itineraries valid from 1 September 2018 until 31 March 2019

Featuring all-new destinations, festivals and sailing trips


WE ARE TOPDECK

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A COLLECTIVE OF EXPLORERS WHO ARE DEVOTED TO TRAVEL, WE STRIVE TO OPEN MINDS, SHIFT PERSPECTIVES, LEARN NEW THINGS AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE. OUR BUSINESS IS TO MAKE TRAVEL DREAMS A REALIT Y. OUR PASSION IS TO INSPIRE YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH LIFE-CHANGING TRAVEL EXPERIENCES.


WHY TOPDECK?

HOW WE TRAVEL

TOPDECK EXPERIENCES

DELICIOUS FOOD

OUR CREW

CONNECT WITH US

VALUE FOR MONEY

FAQS

TRIP STYLES

HOTEL TRIPS

EXPLORER TRIPS

HOSTEL PLUS TRIPS

CAMPING TRIPS

SAILING TRIPS

LIMITED EDITION TRIPS

WINTER TRIPS

SHORT BREAKS

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We know what works. And we’re not afraid to shout about it. We refuse to sacrifice quality, independence and freedom, and believe solo adventures should go hand in hand with unforgettable moments with like-minded travellers. We offer variety, comfort and value for money, and promise a hassle-free holiday, loaded with authentic local experiences. We are lively, curious, knowledgeable and dedicated; driven by the desire to laugh and have fun. We build the trips. You build the memories.

ARE YOU READY TO DISCOVER WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A #TOPDECKER? LET’S GO.





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ICELAND REYKJAVÍK

Eu rope 10 DAY GREEK ISLAND HOPPER • Watch the sunset in Santorini (it’s famous for a reason!) • Party on the legendary Paradise Beach in Mykonos • See the ancient Parthenon and Acropolis in Athens



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27 DAY SUMMER FUN & SAILING

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• Spend three days sailing in sun-soaked Greece

• Check off all the must-visit European cities • Embrace the great outdoors in the Swiss Alps



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GALWAY CLIFFS OF MOHER KILLARNEY

37 DAY RED STAR SPECIAL • Discover the real Russia with a knowledgeable local guide

• Get blown away by amazing scenery in Norway • Go off the beaten track in the Baltics

NEW TRIP



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17 DAY SAIL TO THE STEINS • Sail the turquoise waters of Croatia for seven days • Spend four days at the world’s biggest party – Oktoberfest • Check out the well-preserved Roman monuments in Split

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ERICEI SINTRA LISBO

26 DAY EUROPEAN PROMENADE • Enjoy even more time in Europe’s best cities • Visit the Instagram-worthy villages of the Cinque Terre in Italy • Visit Lyon – a French foodie favourite



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WHERE WE GO

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SKIBOTN

TYSFJORD

BJERKA

ROVANIEMI

FINLAND

STEINKJER

SWEDEN

TRONDHEIM/HELL ÅNDALSNES

JYVÄSKYLÄ

GEIRANGERFJORD

LILLEHAMMER HELSINKI ST PETERSBURG

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NORWAY

STOCKHOLM

TALLINN

ESTONIA

NOVGOROD

LOCH NESS RIGA EDINBURGH

GLASGOW

ORTHERN RELAND

MOSCOW

BELFAST

VILNIUS YORK HAMBURG

NORTH WALES

DUBLIN

ENGLAND

WALES

BLARNEY CASTLE

CARDIFF BATH

NETHERLANDS

BERLIN

AMSTERDAM

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON OXFORD LONDON STONEHENGE

LJUBLJANA VERONA

BORDEAUX

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PULA PLITVICE LAKES

AVIGNON MARSEILLE

MONACO

PISA

FLORENCE

ORVIETO ZARAGOZA

ORTO SALAMANCA

SEGOVIA

SPAIN

BARCELONA

ROME

CROATIA BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA SARAJEVO HVAR

VATICAN CITY

SEVILLE

BELGRADE

BUCHAREST

SERBIA BULGARIA SOFIA

MONTENEGRO TIRANA MACEDONIA ALBANIA

GALLIPOLI ÇANAKKALE TROY

GRANADA

GREECE ITHAKA

VOLUBILIS FES

MARRAKECH

MOROCCO

ESKIŞEHIR

PERGAMON ATHENS MYKONOS PAROS SANTORINI

ASILAH

BURGAS

ISTANBUL

METEORA LEFKADA KEFALONIA

CHINA

BRASOV BUCHAREST

DUBROVNIK BUDVA

VALENCIA

BEIJI

ROMANIA

MOSTAR

MADRID

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GORKHI TERELJ NATIONAL PARK

BUDAPEST

HUNGARY

ZADAR

ITALY

FRENCH RIVIERA

ULAANBAATAR

BRATISLAVA

AUSTRIA SLOVENIA

SWISS ALPS

MONGOLIA

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA SALZBURG AUSTRIAN ALPS

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SAN SEBASTIÁN

IRKUTSK KRAKÓW AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

CZECH REPUBLIC MUNICH

PONT DU GARD

WARSAW

PRAGUE

PARIS LOIRE VALLEY

POLAND

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GERMANY RHINE VALLEY

MEKNES

VELIKIYE LUKI

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RUSSIA

LITHUANIA

COPENHAGEN

DENMARK

SCOTLAND

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY RRY

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TURKEY CAPPADOCIA

EPHESUS KUŞADASI ANTALYA FETHIYE SAKLIKENT GORGE


WHY TOPDECK?

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WHY TOPDECK? Unique

Freedom

Our one-of-a-kind included and optional activities in both iconic hotspots and off-the-beaten-track places mean there’s never a dull moment on your trip of a lifetime.

We realise that everyone’s different – which is why our trips offer loads of free time to get out there and channel your inner explorer.

EXPERIENCES

TO EXPLORE

Passion

AND EXPERTISE With over 40 years in the travel industry, a team of passionate Crew and a collection of award-winning trips under our belt, you can be sure we know our stuff.

Lasting

Delicious FOOD

With visits to local restaurants and delicious foodie options on the menu, we’ll ensure your tummy is just as full as your passport.

FRIENDSHIPS

Value

FOR MONEY From loads of inclusions to our No Tipping policy, we’ve got all the important stuff covered – meaning you have the best trip possible, completely hassle free.

Memories fade but Facebook friends are forever. Hang out with other young explorers aged 18-39 and create bonds that last longer than your festival wristband.


How We Travel From hassle-free flights to big comfy coaches, we’ll make sure the journey is just as fun as the adventure itself. Ready to make a move? Let’s go.

TOPDECK COACH • Comfy reclining seats, powerpoints and free Wi-Fi (score!) • The most social way to travel with your Topdeck crew • See Europe from the best viewpoint ever

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• Go underground with included Metro passes in some European cities • A super convenient and efficient way to get around • Travel like a local



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• A fast and comfy way to get from A to B • On-board bar and shops to keep you and your shipmates occupied • Great #views for those Insta pics

BOATS • En-suite double, triple or quad cabins • Captain, Chef and Sailing Crew (you’re in good hands!) • Travel Turkey, Greece and Croatia on traditional wooden gulets or motorised ships

FLIGHTS • Fly from Athens to Cairo on the Mega European • Get to your next destination as quick as a flash • We’ve got the airport transfers sorted

PLUS MUCH MORE That’s not all folks. On our Europe trips, we’ve got even more optional and included ways of getting around (which are pretty awesome if we do say so ourselves). From gondolas in Venice to bikes in Paris, cable cars in the Swiss Alps to canal boats in Amsterdam, don’t say we don’t spoil you.

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TOPDECK EXPERIENCES

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Top deck Exper iences We’ve packed loads of awesome optional and included activities into our Europe trips. Take a look at some of our faves.

GO ON A STREET ART TOUR OF BERLIN

INCLUDED

GO SAILING IN GREECE

The best way to see the rocky coastlines and sun-bleached ruins of the Greek Islands? From the water, duh! Trust us, nothing will make you feel more like a straight-up baller than kicking back on your own motorised ship with the wind in your hair and your Topdeck shipmates in tow. Anchors aweigh!

Get amongst one of the coolest cities in Europe on a tour of Berlin’s awesome street art. With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, you’ll learn about the stories behind famous pieces as well as the history and culture surrounding this urban artform. Ready to be amazed? Berlin, GERMANY

Ionian Coast, GREECE

OPTIONAL

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TUCK INTO A GOURMET PICNIC BY THE EIFFEL TOWER

Ah, Paris – the city of love, style, and (most importantly) food. Ready to wrap your taste buds around something epic? Then, in the words of a certain candelabra we all know and love, be our guest! Our Topdeck picnic by the Eiffel Tower is a foodie experience you’ll never forget. Drab sandwiches, begone. Paris, FRANCE

INCLUDED

CRUISE THE FJORDS IN NORWAY



Could it be true? Do your eyes deceive you? Nope, the otherworldly landscapes of the majestic Norwegian fjords are nothin’ but the real deal. As you cruise on through, you might be left feeling a little hypnotised by their stunning natural beauty. Wait, are you even listening? Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen, NORWAY


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TAKE A WALKING TOUR OF ROME

Rome wasn’t built in a day. But, so help us, we’ll walk it in a day! As you whisk past the mighty Colosseum, the glittering Trevi Fountain, the perfectly preserved Pantheon and the iconic Spanish Steps, you can’t fail to get swept up in this historic city’s magic. You want a Roman Holiday? This is it.

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Rome, ITALY

GO WINE TASTING IN BORDEAUX

Know your ‘buttery’ wines from your ‘earthy’ wines? No? Well, good news. You don’t need to be a connoisseur to join us at our wine tasting extravaganza in Bordeaux! After taking a look around a local winery, you’ll get the chance to taste some of the city’s finest reds. Jaunty beret: optional. Bordeaux, FRANCE

INCLUDED OPTIONAL

GO SEA KAYAKING IN DUBROVNIK Soak up those adventure vibes and explore the ‘Jewel of the Adriatic’ by kayak. A paddle by the historic city walls of Dubrovnik means you’ll get your culture fix, spark your inner explorer and feel like you’re in an episode of Game of Thrones all at the same time. Could it get much better than this?!



Dubrovnik, CROATIA

VISIT RILA MONASTERY IN BULGARIA

If you haven’t heard the hype, we’ve got some news for you: Rila Monastery is made from 100% bucket list material. Set in the middle of a forest in the Rila Mountains, this UNESCO World Heritage Centre is full of colourful architecture and quirky religious artworks. Translation? Bring a camera. Rila Mountains, BULGARIA


DELICIOUS FOOD

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Delicious Food That epic meal you ate on your trip of a lifetime? That’s a memory that will stay with you forever. Dig in!

GYROS ATHENS/MYKONOS, GREECE A Greek specialty, gyros are the heavyweight champions of the humble pita. We’re talking meat + veggies + tzatziki + french fries all wrapped up in pita goodness. Wowee. The question is, how many of these bad boys can you handle in one day? Game on.

PASTÉIS DE NATA LISBON, PORTUGAL Enter: pastéis de nata. Flavoured with cinnamon and vanilla, you’ll find these traditional egg custard tarts throughout Portugal. Team these little pieces of puff pastry deliciousness with a coffee for the ultimate combo that you won’t be forgetting in a hurry. Trust us.


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GELATO FLORENCE, ITALY Get ready to live la dolce vita as you travel through Italy, aka foodie heaven, in search of the best gelato in Europe. Invented in Florence, the good stuff is fresh and hand made daily with all-natural ingredients. That’s right, it’s the real deal. So many flavours, so little time…

PINTXOS SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN Pintxos are northern Spain’s answer to tapas and are the perfect snack when you’re having a couple of drinks at the bar. Small slices of bread are layered with a yummy mix of ingredients including meat, cheese and veggies, and it’s all held together by a toothpick. Cute, huh? Ready, set, eat!

MACARONS PARIS, FRANCE Can you even say you’ve been to Paris if you haven’t posted a pic of macarons on your Instagram? All. Of. The. Colours. A true French delicacy, these meringue and almond-based sweet treats come in a huge variety of flavours. Lavender, chocolate, lemon, mint, caramel, rose... the list goes on (and on).

PIEROGI WARSAW, POLAND Don’t be fooled, pierogi aren’t just your average dumplings. From meat and veggies to sweet fruit fillings, Poland’s national dish is a crowdpleaser for sure and you’re bound to find a flavour (or three) that you can’t get enough of. *drools*


OUR CREW

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Ou r Crew Enthusiasm is infectious – and our on-road Crew have it by the bucketload. Passionate, knowledgeable and brimming with insider tips, our Trip Leaders, Chefs and Drivers make the best travel pals ever.

Trip Leader As one of our Trip Leaders, Sarah lives, breathes and sleeps travel.

‘So much about this job is rewarding! But if I had to choose just one thing that warms my heart, fills my belly and puts a smile on my face all at the same time, it would be getting to be a part of people’s life-changing travel memories. And holding a mic in my hand for 60% of my job.’ - Sarah, Trip Leader

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13 ‘We had a guide, a chef and a coach driver and all three were absolutely fantastic, professional and well informed whilst still being a lot of fun. Couldn’t have asked for better.’ - Kiara Northern Exposure, PAGE 96



Chef Liz has worked as an on-road Chef with us for five years – and she’s showing no signs of stopping soon.

‘I love how surprised the passengers are at the quality of food I prepare for them. When they get two (or even sometimes three) course dinners, or a picnic lunch accompanied by cheese, cakes and fruit, they are very happy indeed! Hearing them talk to each other about the food or telling me how much they love it is very rewarding.’ - Liz, Chef

‘We had an amazing Driver and Trip Leader! It’s clear that they love what they do and they are passionate about their work! It made the trip amazing!’ - Annika Spirit of Europe, PAGE 99



Driver All of our Drivers have a thirst for adventure and an urge to discover new places. And Lloyd is no exception!

‘It’s amazing getting out on the road and having the freedom to see more of Europe – and it’s such a great feeling seeing my passengers’ faces when they see the Eiffel Tower lit up for the first time, or Dubrovnik Old Town from the coastal road.’ - Lloyd, Driver


CONNECT WITH US

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Connect w ith Us Ready for your Topdeck trip? Not until you’ve downloaded the Topdeck app! With its easy-breezy functionality, travel tools and social media prowess, this little gem will be your new fave travel pal.

TRIP GROUP CHAT

Connect with your fellow Topdeckers before you depart and begin your magical friendship in the flash of a winking face emoji.

BUDGET TRACKER

Keep an eye on your holiday spending, leaving you with more FUN-ds to play with. Think: elaborate Spanish feasts (not questionable supermarket sandwiches).

ITINERARY VIEWER

Get the lowdown on where you’ll be going and what activities you’ll be doing on each day of your trip with this handy little tool.

MAPS

CHECK-IN

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Plug in all your vital deets and we’ll keep them safe for when you really need them. Making your life easier, one swipe at a time.

Navigate your way to meeting points and lesser-known local gems using pins dropped by your Trip Leader, seek out your own bucket list sites and take to the streets like a pro.

BOOKED YOUR TRIP? DOWNLOAD NOW Download the app from iTunes or the App Store and key in your booking reference to get started.

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VALUE FOR MONEY

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Value for Money Check out how you’ll get more bang for your buck with Topdeck.

NO HIDDEN COSTS

Our No Tipping policy means no hidden payments (excluding sailing trips). The result? More money, more fun stuff!

UNLOCK THE HIGHLIGHTS

We’ve done the haggling for you when it comes to landmarks, museums, food tours and more. Go explore!

LOGISTICS: SORTED

Forget the faff. We’ll get you from A to B in style and sort out your accommodation. You’re welcome!

INCLUDED MEALS

With plenty of included meals, you can look forward to lots of classic European food throughout your trip.

EXPERT GUIDES ON HAND

Our Trip Leaders and local guides have got all the insider info. Let the memory making begin!

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FAQs HOW MUCH WILL I GET?

free time

All of our trips include both scheduled activities and free time. So, whether you want to chill at the beach or head out on a hike, you’ll have plenty of time to do your own thing.

HOW DOES A SECTOR TRIP WORK?

HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING? Each person is allowed one item of standard size luggage (backpacks and sleeping bags only on Camping trips), plus a day pack. The maximum weight of your main bag must not exceed 44lb/20kg – and the size for all bags must not exceed 70cm x 45cm x 25cm. Due to weight regulations for coaches in Europe, passengers with overweight luggage may be asked to offload the excess on the morning the trip departs (eek). Please also note that small, hard suitcases can’t be taken on board as carry on luggage – both for safety and comfort!

An example is the Essential Europe trip, which starts and finishes in London. This trip is split into two sectors: Roman Pathway (London to Rome) and Caesar’s Footsteps (Rome to London).

Cocktails, mocktails, beer or water?

If you book onto the Roman Pathway trip, you’ll start in London with passengers who have booked the whole Essential Europe trip – and finish when the trip gets to Rome.

Your choice of beverage is completely up to you. While some passengers like to go out for a social drink, it’s not compulsory!

If you book onto the Caesar’s Footsteps trip, you’ll start in Rome and finish in London along with everyone on the Essential Europe trip. Got it? Great!

Look out for this icon throughout the brochure

DO YOU BOOK FLIGHTS?

WHAT VISAS DO I NEED?

Flights can currently only be booked for Aussie and Kiwi passengers.

The best place to find visa information is www.projectvisa.com. Or, you can contact your local embassy.

CAN I PAY IN INSTALMENTS?



Outside of 42 days before your trip departs, you can pay in as many instalments as you like – just log in to your My Topdeck account on the website or reach out to your travel agent.

WHAT’S MY TOPDECK? A hub for your trip admin including personalised trip notes, itineraries and payments.



HOW MUCH WI-FI DO I GET ON THE COACH? Plenty! You’ll get 650 megabytes. The vast majority of our accommodation has Wi-Fi too. If you’re super keen to be online the whole time, here’s a tip for you – get a UK or European SIM card and put some money on it. Job done.


CAN I CHARGE MY PHONE ON THE COACH? We have USB sockets on most coaches where you can charge your phone. #lifesaver

DO I NEED A BACKPACK FOR CAMPING TRIPS? You sure do. Trust us when we say you need this. You’ll also need to bring a sleeping bag!

My bodyguard is over 40. Is he able to come with me on the trip?

It varies! Obvs, there are loads of great souvenirs to be bought and an awesome social scene to get involved in (if that’s your thing). Heaps of your meals are also included, so this really just leaves a few meals and your personal spending to budget for. Throughout the trip, your Trip Leader will also let you know about optional activities that you can do, such as gondola rides in Venice or excursions up the Jungfrau Mountain in Switzerland – so keep this in mind when budgeting too!



All Topdeck trips are designed for 18-39 year old travellers, and the average age on most of our trips is around 23-25. Long story short? We cannot take your bodyguard. Apologies.

HOW MUCH MONEY SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?

I AM TRAVELLING WITH MY PARTNER AND WANT TO DO A HOSTEL PLUS TRIP. CAN WE SHARE A ROOM? Sorry, but no can do. On Hostel Plus trips, we have male and female dorms. If you want to share a room, we recommend having a look into our Hotel trips – then you can have a double or twin-share room!

HOW DO I GET TO THE STARTING LOCATION? You can find your starting location in your My Topdeck account on the website, or on the Topdeck app. Google Maps and public transport are your best friends!

How many pairs of undies do I need to bring?

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Fan of hygiene? Bring a pair per day! Prefer the ‘lived in’ feel? Erm, you do you. If you’re going on a super long trip, bear in mind that you’ll have the opportunity to wash your unmentionables (and other clothes) throughout the journey. Now, enough underwear chat – you’re making us blush.

DO PEOPLE USUALLY TAKE AN UMBRELLA OR A RAINCOAT? We asked Nick from our Customer Service Team to field this one. He said: ‘My go to is rain coat, as I like the way it makes me feel – but I have friends who use umbrellas who say the same thing about them. Go with your heart.’

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PICK YOUR ST YLE

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Pick you r Style Do you like your creature comforts? Or is camping more your thing? Our trip styles cater to pretty much everyone. Take your pick!

HOTEL

Fit for couples and singles who want that little bit extra. Our hotels are either centrally located or close to transport links, so you’ll never be far from the action.

ACCOMMODATION 3+ STAR HOTELS TRIP LENGTH 7-34 DAYS

ROOM T YPES SINGLE/TWIN/DOUBLE PAGE 20 HOTEL PARK, LJUBLJANA

VIENNA EASY HOUSE, BERLIN

PETINOS HOTEL, MYKONOS

TE STELA, TIRANA

STAY CITY, MARSEILLE

GENERATOR, PARIS

EXPLORER

With all the comforts of a Hotel trip plus extra time to explore each destination more thoroughly, these itineraries let you travel in depth. Ready to channel your inner explorer?

ACCOMMODATION 3+ STAR HOTELS TRIP LENGTH 6-18 DAYS

ROOM T YPES SINGLE/TWIN/DOUBLE PAGE 38

HOSTEL PLUS

Get the most out of your trip without breaking the bank. From modern hostels and cosy bungalows to cute cabins and flashy motorised ships, our most social trip style has it all.

ACCOMMODATION HOSTELS/CANVAS CABINS/BUNGALOWS/ HOTELS/MOTORISED SHIPS TRIP LENGTH 7-49 DAYS

ROOM T YPES TWIN/DOUBLE/ MULTI-SHARE DORMS PAGE 52


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CAMPING

With deluxe European campsites to stay in (and your very own on-road Chef), this is camping: Topdeck style. It’s time to take on the great outdoors!

ACCOMMODATION HOSTELS/CAMPSITES/BUNGALOWS/HOTELS TRIP LENGTH 8-34 DAYS

ROOM T YPES MULTI-SHARE DORM/ TWIN TENTS PAGE 122 CAMPING VILLAGE ROMA

SCHÜTZENBACH BACKPACKERS & CAMPING, SWISS ALPS

TURKEY SAILING

CROATIA SAILING

SAILING

Bright blue waters, stunning beaches and more hidden gems than you can shake a snorkel at − get it all on our Greece, Croatia and Turkey sailing trips. Ahoy there!

ACCOMMODATION MOTORISED SHIPS/TURKISH GULETS TRIP LENGTH 8 DAYS

ROOM T YPES TWIN/DOUBLE/TRIPLE PAGE 132

LIMITED EDITION

From music festivals to superyacht sailing, historical trips and street parties, get ready to take Europe by storm (and shorten your bucket list) with our Limited Edition trips.

ACCOMMODATION 3+ STAR HOTELS/MOTORISED SHIPS/HOSTELS/CAMPSITES TRIP LENGTH 4-18 DAYS

ROOM T YPES TWIN/DOUBLE/MULTI-SHARE PAGE 144 LA TOMATINA, VALENCIA

WHAT DOES MULTI-SHARE MEAN? Multi-share means you’ll be sharing a dorm room with some of your fellow Topdeckers. Rooms are split by gender, so it’ll be lads/ladies only!

OKTOBERFEST, MUNICH


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PARK INN RADISSON, AMSTERDAM

Fit for couples and singles who want that little bit extra. Our hotels are either centrally located or close to transport links, so you’ll never be far from the action.

ACCOMMODATION 3+ STAR

SKI LODGE ENGELBERG, SWISS ALPS

TRIP LENGTH 7-34 DAYS

ROOM TYPES

SINGLE/T WIN/DOUBLE/TRIPLE

SALLES HOTEL PERE IV, BARCELONA


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What are sectors?



DAYS | TRIP NAME

Sector trips offer you a great way to choose a departure city, set of experiences or journey length that best suits you. Piece together your favourite itineraries, build your own custom European road trip, meet more like-minded travellers… it’s your trip, your way. A Sector trip is part of a larger journey, meaning your new friends might continue on after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress.

Look out for this icon throughout the brochure VIENNA EASY HOUSE, BERLIN


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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Driving tour of Paris ++ Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower START MEET AT 3PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

FINISH

AUG

JUN

5

S TA R T 11

23

19

S TA R T G G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS 6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 6 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

DAY 1 ROME, ITALY.

S TA R T

5

APR

11

APR

G G

3

MAY

9

MAY

10

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16

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FINISH

21

JUN

27

JUN

28

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4

JUL

S TA R T AUG

22

AUG

G

23

AUG

29

AUG

5

JUL

11

JUL

G

30

AUG

5

SEP

12

JUL

18

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6

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12

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23

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19

JUL

25

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31

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6

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26

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1

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7

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13

JUN

2

AUG

8

AUG

G

14

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20

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9

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15

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G

FINISH

16

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris ++ Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Bordeaux winery experience START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BARCELONA

G G

13

SEP

19

SEP

G

4

OCT

10

OCT

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS 6 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 6 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

DAY 2 PARIS. (B)

DAY 3 ROME TO FLORENCE. (B,D)

DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. (B,D)

DAY 4 FLORENCE TO LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND. (B)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO CARCASSONNE. (B)

DAY 5 LUCERNE TO PARIS, FRANCE. (B)

DAY 5 CARCASSONNE TO BARCELONA, SPAIN VIA ANDORRA. (B,D)

DAY 6 PARIS. (B,D)

DAY 6 BARCELONA. (B)

DAY 7 PARIS TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

DAY 7 BARCELONA. (B)

This is a sector of the 12 Day Essential Europe trip. See p.26 or visit our website.

This is a sector of the 34 Day Discover Europe trip. See p.36 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF £919

TRIP PRICE OF £1019

TRIP PRICE OF £979

TRIP PRICE OF £1079

TRIP PRICE OF £1039

TRIP PRICE OF £1149

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £279

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £319

7 DAYS FROM

919

FINISH 2019

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D)

DAY 2 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B)

£

2

FINISH

VATICAN CITY

2

7 DAYS FROM

1019

£

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 32 S P E £1 P E R R PE

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 46 S P E £1 P E R R PE


IMPROVED ITINERARY

PRAGUE

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

9

3

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

23

8 D A Y | R O M A N PAT H WAY WI-FI

SECTOR

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

9

ROME

4

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

2

START

London

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

Berlin

Amsterdam

FINISH

London

1

2

2

ENGLAND

Heidelberg

GERMANY

NETHERLANDS

GERMANY

1 Munich

Dresden START

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

1 Venice ITALY

FINISH

Rome

FINISH

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2019

FINISH

18

JUL

24

JUL

31

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19

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25

SEP

26

SEP

2

OCT

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24

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JUL

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7

AUG

G

3

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9

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30

8

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14

AUG

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17 24

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16

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18

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Dinner at Hofbräuhaus in Berlin ++ Driving tour of Berlin ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam START MEET AT 5PM IN PRAGUE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

G

2

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS 6 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 6 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

APR

G

9

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21

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18

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25

JUN

25

JUN

2

JUL

2

JUL

9

9

JUL

16

START

13

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G

13

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20

AUG

JUL

G

20

AUG

27

AUG

JUL

G

3

SEP

10

SEP

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17

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16

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23

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30

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30

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6

AUG

MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN AMSTERDAM)

FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ROME

FINISH

AUG

23

++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

S TA R T 6

G G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS 7 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 7 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (OR JOIN IN AMSTERDAM). DAY 2 AMSTERDAM. (B,D)

DAY 2 PRAGUE. (B)

DAY 3 AMSTERDAM TO HEIDELBERG, GERMANY. (B,D)

DAY 3 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D)

DAY 4 HEIDELBERG TO MUNICH. (B)

DAY 4 BERLIN. (B)

DAY 5 MUNICH TO VENICE, ITALY. (B)

DAY 5 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B)

DAY 6 VENICE TO ROME. (B)

DAY 6 AMSTERDAM. (B,D)

DAYS 7-8 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B) (B)

DAY 7 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B] This is a sector of the 18 Day European Odyssey trip. See p.31 or visit our website.

This is a sector of the 12 Day Essential Europe trip. See p.26 or visit our website. TRIP PRICE OF £1069

TRIP PRICE OF £929

TRIP PRICE OF £1129

TRIP PRICE OF £989

TRIP PRICE OF £1189

TRIP PRICE OF £1049

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £319

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £279

8 DAYS FROM

1069

7 DAYS FROM

929

S TA R T 18

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

DAY 1 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (D)

£

FINISH 2019

18 30

VATICAN CITY

TRIP CODE: EHWELR

TRIP CODE: EHEVPL S TA R T

2

£

GBP PER PERSON

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 33 S P E £1 P E R R PE

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 34 S P E £1 P E R R PE

HOTEL

7 D A Y | C Z E C H M AT E


24 HOTEL

10 D A Y | R O M A N R O A D LONDON

13

ROME

YOUR ROUTE

5

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

10 DAY | DEMOCRACY ROAD

WI-FI

SECTOR

BUDAPEST

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

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13

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

START

London

ENGLAND

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS FINISH

2 Berlin

2

London

ENGLAND

Dresden

Paris

GERMANY

FRANCE

2 Swiss Alps

2

SWITZERLAND

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen Vienna

AUSTRIA

MONACO

Pisa

2

START

2 Budapest

HUNGARY

1 Florence ITALY

French Riviera

FINISH

1

Rome

VATICAN CITY

TRIP CODE: EHPALR S TA R T

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FINISH

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FINISH

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16

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25

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23

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9

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14

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris ++ Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Local guide in Florence START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

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13

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27

AUG

25

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8

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17

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G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS 9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 9 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

FINISH

15

JUL

24

JUL

JUL

31

JUL

S TA R T

FINISH

9

SEP

18

SEP

G

16

SEP

25

SEP

MAY

G

22

MAY

5

JUN

G

29

JUL

7

AUG

G

23

SEP

2

OCT

JUN

12

JUN

5

AUG

14

AUG

G

30

SEP

9

OCT

7

OCT

16

OCT

G

28

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6

NOV

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27 3

G

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19

JUN

12

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21

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24

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17

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Dinner at Hofbräuhaus in Berlin ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen START MEET AT 6PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS 9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 9 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

DAY 3 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. (B)

DAYS 2-3 PARIS. (B) (B)

DAY 4 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,D)

DAY 4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,D)

DAY 5 PRAGUE. (B)

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS. (B)

DAY 6 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D)

DAY 6 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. (B,D)

DAY 7 BERLIN. (B)

DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. (B)

DAY 8 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B)

DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. (B,D)

DAY 9 AMSTERDAM. (B,D)

DAY 9 FLORENCE TO ROME. (B) DAY 10 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B)

DAY 10 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

This is a sector of the 23 Day Europe Uncovered trip. See p.32 or visit our website.

This is a sector of the 34 Day Discover Europe trip. See p.36 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF £1329

TRIP PRICE OF £1199

TRIP PRICE OF £1409

TRIP PRICE OF £1269 TRIP PRICE OF £1349

TRIP PRICE OF £1489

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £399

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £359

10 DAYS FROM

10 DAYS FROM

1329

1199

£

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

G

DAYS 1-2 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (D) (B)

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D)

£

G

8

29

OM FR P Y DA GB ON R 33 S P E £1 P E R R PE

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 20 S P E £1 P E R R PE


11 D A Y | PA PA R A Z Z I PA R A D E ROME

15

MEALS

6

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

HOTEL

BARCELONA

25

SECTOR

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2

Venice ITALY

2

Verona MONACO

Pisa

1 Florence

2 START

Barcelona SPAIN

French Riviera

2

1

FINISH

FRANCE

Rome

VATICAN CITY

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BARCELONA, FRENCH RIVIERA, GELATO

DAY 1 BARCELONA, SPAIN. Kick things off in the home of tapas, siestas and a super passionate football team. It’s Barça, baby! (D) DAY 2 BARCELONA. Sun, Gaudí and sangria. Take a look at the architecture at Park Güell, go shopping or check out a flamenco show (optional). (B) DAY 3 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Time for celebrity spotting and a Mediterranean chillout session. (B,D) DAY 4 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Bring your paparazzi posse to the beach or just chill out under the Mediterranean sun. There’ll be more glitz tonight as we hit Monaco and the Monte Carlo casinos. (B) DAYS 5-6 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. You’ll want full battery to capture the scenery happening outside your window today. Next stop: Engelberg. (B,D) (B) DAY 7 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Channel Romeo and Juliet and leave your message of lurrrve on the wall at Verona before we hit The Floating City. (B,D)

DAY 8 VENICE. Check out St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the nearby Bridge of Sighs. Then jump on a gondola and do the canals in style. (B) DAY 9 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Today we roll on, but not before nabbing THAT shot of The Leaning Tower of Pisa. After you’ve posed to your heart’s content, we’ll make tracks to Florence. (B,D) DAY 10 FLORENCE TO ROME. First: discover why Florence is often called an open air museum. Rome is next! A walking tour will make a solid dent in that bucket list of yours. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Gondola ride in Venice

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

10 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 10 nights in hotels (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TRIP CODE: EHDEBR S TA R T

FINISH

JUL

2

AUG

APR

19

APR

G

30

JUL

9

AUG

G

7

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17

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6

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16

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14

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24

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13

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23

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21

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31

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20

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4

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14

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27

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SEP

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13

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25

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26

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G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF £1569 TRIP PRICE OF £1659

START MEET AT 6PM IN BARCELONA FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

This is a sector of the 34 Day Discover Europe trip. See p.36 or visit our website.

S TA R T 23

9

++ Flamenco show in Barcelona ++ Scenic excursion to Mt Titlis

DAY 11 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. After an optional morning visit to the Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel, this trip wraps up. (B)

FINISH 2019

TRIP PRICE OF £1749 Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £469

11 DAYS FROM

1569

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 43 S P E £1 P E R R PE


12 D A Y | E S S E N T I A L E U R O P E

HOTEL

26

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

London

15

MEALS

6

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

2

START/FINISH

LONDON

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

Heidelberg

1

GERMANY

2 1 Munich

Paris

FRANCE

Lucerne

SWITZERLAND

1 1 Venice ITALY

Florence

1

2

Rome

VATICAN CITY

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: AMSTERDAM, PARIS, VATICAN CITY

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (OR JOIN IN AMSTERDAM). Kick off your Eurotrip and meet your fellow Topdeckers.

TRIP CODE: EHWELL S TA R T

FINISH

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11

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31

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14

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21

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4

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15

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11

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22

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18

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29

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6

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9

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20

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TRIP PRICE OF £1549 TRIP PRICE OF £1649 TRIP PRICE OF £1759 Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £459

12 DAYS FROM

1549

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 2 AMSTERDAM. It’s your day, your way. Visit the Anne Frank House, pose in front of the ‘i amsterdam’ sign or do as the locals do on an optional bike tour. Tonight, there’s a canal dinner cruise to get on board with. (B,D) DAY 3 AMSTERDAM TO HEIDELBERG, GERMANY. Heidelberg is next. Think: hilltop castle ruins, cobblestone quarters and a fairytale 18th-century bridge. ‘Charming’ doesn’t even cover it! (B,D) DAY 4 HEIDELBERG TO MUNICH. This is the home of Oktoberfest and BMW. You know what to do! If you can’t afford a beamer, grab a stein. Why not seal the deal with a traditional pork knuckle at one of Munich’s famous beer halls? Make like a local. Prost! (B) DAY 5 MUNICH TO VENICE, ITALY. You know it as the floating city, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). Get lost in a maze of bridges, canals and gelato. We’ll hook you up with a gondola. Later on, go local with prosecco and peach purée – the Bellini was born here. (B) DAY 6 VENICE TO ROME. Down that espresso! Today we’ll make a solid dent in your bucket list. Think: the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Tonight’s carbs are guilt-free. (B) DAY 7 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Pay an optional visit to the Pope and check out the 360-degree views from the Basilica (and don’t miss the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel while you’re at it). With us, you skip the lines! (B)

M RO YF P DA GB ON R 30 S P E £1 P E R R PE

DAY 8 ROME TO FLORENCE. Florence is a hat trick of great shopping, Renaissance art and steak Florentine. Shop, eat, explore – then eat again. (B,D) DAY 9 FLORENCE TO LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND. Prepare for more #epicviews as we head to the

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Gondola ride in Venice Local guide in Florence Driving tour of Paris Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

11 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 11 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Traditional cabaret show in Paris ++ Guided tour of the Vatican City START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN AMSTERDAM) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

lakeside town of Lucerne. Here, we’ll check out the famous Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, Glacier Gardens and Hofkirche on a guided tour. (B)

DAY 10 LUCERNE TO PARIS, FRANCE. There are only two places in the world where happiness is guaranteed: at home and in Paris. Ease yourself in with our city driving tour and tick off your whole Pinterest collection of OMG must-go-there spots. (B) DAY 11 PARIS. A day to channel your inner Parisian. Hang out with the local creatives along the river, check out Notre Dame and finish off with a gourmet picnic under the Eiffel Tower. Later on, you can even opt in to check out a cabaret show in the Latin Quarter. (B,D) DAY 12 PARIS TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Pack some macarons for the trip back home – or just, you know, keep travelling forever. (B)


NEW TRIP

13 D A Y | J ' A D O R E I TA L I A ROME

16

MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

HOTEL

PARIS

27

SECTOR

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

START

Paris

FRANCE

3

Lyon

1 Cinque Terre

Lucca

2

3 Florence

Pisa

ITALY

3

Rome FINISH

VATICAN CITY

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: CINQUE TERRE

DAY 1 PARIS, FRANCE. Bonjour, Paris! We’ll kick things off in style with a driving tour AND a gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. Cue multiple uses of the smirky face emoji. Topdeckers: 1, other tourists: 0. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. It’s your first free day in the City of Love, so hop to it! If you’re in the mood for an optional extra-Frenchy cabaret show, bike tour or river cruise, let us know – we'll sort it out for you. (B) DAY 3 PARIS. Another laissez-faire day to spend pleasing yourself. Browse through bookshops in Le Marais, sip on espresso in a chic café, or hit the Champs-Élysées and shop till you drop. Or, just eat macaroons till you swoon. Either way, you can’t lose. (B) DAY 4 PARIS TO LYON. Time to say hey to the foodie capital of France! Take a wander around the medieval Old Town on a walking tour, then hit up a traditional bouchon (that’s ‘tavern’ to you and me) to see what all the fuss is about. (B) DAY 5 LYON TO CINQUE TERRE, ITALY. The five cliffside villages of the Cinque Terre didn't end up on the World Heritage list for nothing, you know. Each mini-town has a vibe of its own – and they’re all completely void of corporate development and full of quirks. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of Paris Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower Visit the picturesque villages of the Cinque Terre Local guide in Florence

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APR

14 11 25

TOP OPTIONALS

START MEET AT 2PM IN PARIS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

DAY 6 CINQUE TERRE. Another day in Cinque Terre to sample la dolce vita. Whatever you do, don’t forget to make the most of those views! Tonight: sip on a glass of red and watch the sun go down. Ahhhh. (B) DAY 7 CINQUE TERRE TO FLORENCE. Florence has more stories than Bilbo Baggins, more culture than a Shoreditch hipster, over 1,800 restaurants, and it gave the world gelato. What are you waiting for? Get exploring! (B,D)

DAY 11 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Want more? How about an optional tour of the Vatican? Rise and shine early and we’ll whisk you away to the home of the Pope, jaw-dropping artworks and finelooking architecture. (B)

DAY 8 FLORENCE. Get schooled on the Medici family and stroll the Ponte Vecchio (the only bridge not bombed in WWII) on an in-depth tour with a local guide. Then, the city is yours to roam as you please. (B)

DAY 12 ROME. Another day, another amazing optional activity! We’re bringing out the big guns with a day trip to the archaeological Mecca that is Pompeii. (B) DAY 13 ROME. Just one more breakfast, then our J'adore Italia trip stops in its tracks. Or, you could always keep the momentum going and stick around... (B)

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TRIP PRICE OF £1889

12 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 12 nights in hotels (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

++ Seine river cruise in Paris ++ Guided tour of historic Pompeii ++ Guided tour of the Vatican City

FINISH 2019

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

DAY 10 FLORENCE TO ROME. Prepare for the walking tour to end all walking tours! Pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit the mighty Colosseum, where gladiators once risked life and limb. (B,D)

DAY 9 FLORENCE. You’ve got one more day to spend gorging on pizza, pasta and all things stuffed with carbs. Sounds like a challenge to us. And… go! (B)

TRIP CODE: EHERPR

TRIP PRICE OF £1989 TRIP PRICE OF £2099 Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £569

13 DAYS FROM

1889

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

This is a sector of the 26 Day European Promenade trip. See p.34 or visit our website.

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 46 S P E £1 P E R R PE


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Verona

Florence

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Wine tasting and al fresco dinner in Tuscany ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN PRAGUE

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8

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) ++ 13 nights in hotels (twin or double) ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Gondola ride in Venice Pula getaway Dinner at Hofbräuhaus in Berlin Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) ++ 13 nights in hotels (twin or double) ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. DAY 2 ROME TO VENICE. (B,D)

DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D) (B)

DAY 3 VENICE. (B)

DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 4-5 VENICE TO PULA, CROATIA. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 5-6 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. (B) (B,D)

DAY 6 PULA TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. (B)

DAYS 7-8 FLORENCE TO ROME. (B) (B)

DAY 7 LJUBLJANA TO SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. (B,D)

DAYS 9-10 ROME TO VENICE INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 8-9 SALZBURG TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,D) (B)

DAY 11 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS, AUSTRIA. (B,D)

DAYS 10-11 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 12-13 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 12-13 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B) (B,D)

DAY 14 PRAGUE. (B)

DAY 14 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

This is a sector of the 18 Day European Odyssey trip. See p.31 or visit our website.

This is a sector of the 23 Day Europe Uncovered trip. See p.32 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF £1889

TRIP PRICE OF £1739

TRIP PRICE OF £1989

TRIP PRICE OF £1839

TRIP PRICE OF £2099

TRIP PRICE OF £1949

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £569

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £519

14 DAYS FROM

14 DAYS FROM

1889

£

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

1739

£ M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 35 S P E £1 P E R R PE

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 25 S P E £1 P E R R PE


LONDON

21

ROME

YOUR ROUTE

7

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WI-FI

SECTOR

ROME

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20

PRAGUE

9

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FINISH

London

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Mauthausen Vienna

AUSTRIA

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Paris

FRANCE

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Swiss Alps

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Driving tour of Paris Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower Bordeaux winery experience Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Local guide in Florence START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

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29

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21

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6

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28

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13

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 14 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) ++ 14 nights in hotels (twin or double) ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

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DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. (B,D)

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14

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6

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21

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DAYS 5-6 CARCASSONNE TO BARCELONA, SPAIN VIA ANDORRA. (B,D) (B)

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3

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Visit historic Dubrovnik ++ Visit Corfu ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN PRAGUE

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 15 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) ++ 14 nights in hotels, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

DAY 2 ROME TO CORFU, GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. (B) DAYS 3-5 CORFU. (B,D) (B) (B) DAYS 7-8 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. (B,D) (B) DAY 9 DUBROVNIK TO ZADAR. (B)

DAYS 9-10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 11-12 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 11-12 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. (B,D) (B)

DAY 10 ZADAR TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. (B) DAY 13 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. (B)

DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. (B,D)

DAY 14 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,D)

DAY 14-15 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B) (B)

DAYS 15-16 PRAGUE. (B) (B)

This is a sector of the 34 Day Discover Europe trip. See p.36 or visit our website.

This is a sector of the 34 Day Discover Europe trip. See p.36 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF £2119

TRIP PRICE OF £1959

TRIP PRICE OF £2259

TRIP PRICE OF £2079

TRIP PRICE OF £2399

TRIP PRICE OF £2199

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £639

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £589

15 DAYS FROM

16 DAYS FROM

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

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G= Guaranteed Departure

DAYS 7-8 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. (B,D) (B)

GBP PER PERSON

G

DAY 6 CORFU TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. (B,D)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO CARCASSONNE. (B)

2119

FINISH

30

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DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D) (B)

£

SECTOR

Prague

2

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Carcassonne

WI-FI

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START

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29

16 DAY | ROAD TO PRAGUE

1959

£ M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 42 S P E £1 P E R R PE

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 23 S P E £1 P E R R PE

HOTEL

15 D A Y | E U R O P E A N E M P E R O R


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22

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6

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GERMANY

Hamburg

3

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2 Prague

Paris

CZECH REPUBLIC

FRANCE

2 Munich Insbruck

AUSTRIA

Venice Verona

Rome START

2

3

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BERLIN, PRAGUE, ROME

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TRIP PRICE OF £2199 TRIP PRICE OF £2319 TRIP PRICE OF £2449 Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £659

17 DAYS FROM

2199

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAYS 1-3 ROME, ITALY INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Ready to roam Rome? Good! We’ll kick things off with the walking tour to end all walking tours. Pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit the mighty Colosseum, where gladiators once risked life and limb. Want more? How about an optional tour of the Vatican or a trip to the archaeological Mecca that is Pompeii? (D) (B) (B)

++ ++ ++ ++

DAYS 4-5 ROME TO VENICE. You know it as the floating city, but Venice is actually sinking (slowly). Check out a who's who of Venice's usual suspects (including St Mark's Square and Accademia Bridge) on a guided walking tour, then jump on a gondola and explore the Grand Canal. Day two is yours to take it easy. (B,D) (B)

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

DAYS 6-7 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY VIA INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA. Onwards to Munich, the city where beer is officially considered a food. Slide on your lederhosen and get ready for a royal Happy Hour experience at the 429-year-old Hofbräuhaus. Anyone for an optional segway tour on day two? That’ll be a yes. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 8-9 MUNICH TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. First up: a visit to Dachau concentration camp for a lesson in the resilience of humanity. Then: on to Prague. 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). (B,D) (B)

M RO YF P DA GB ON R 30 S P E £1 P E R R PE

DAYS 10-12 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. We’ll make a pit stop at 800-year-old Dresden before we move on to Berlin. Prep yourself for currywurst 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. Tomorrow’s optionals: a Third Reich walking tour and the chance to check out the city’s alternative side. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 13 BERLIN TO HAMBURG. Hamburg is next! Packing more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined, plus the first zoo with no enclosures,

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) Gondola ride in Venice Visit former concentration camp Dachau Walking tour of the restored city of Dresden Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

MORE INCLUSIONS 16 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) 16 nights in hotels (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Guided tour of historic Pompeii ++ Street art and nightlife tour of Berlin START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 7PM IN PARIS

Hamburg is one of the hippest cities in Europe. And if that weren't enough, Hamburg is also home to 3 km of funfair AND Europe's biggest Japanese garden. Nice. (B)

DAYS 14-16 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe! Get your bearings on a walking tour of the vibrant capital and see the Dam Square, Royal Palace and National Monument. Then, explore all that this city has to offer. Optional bike tour, anyone? On our last day in the ‘Dam, there’s a farewell canal dinner cruise to get emosh over, too. (B) (B) (B,D) DAY 17 AMSTERDAM TO PARIS, FRANCE. Hang up your clogs – we're off to Paris today. You’ve got one more coach ride with the crew before we vamoose, so swap those numbers! (B) This is a sector of the 26 Day European Promenade trip. See p.34 or visit our website.


LONDON

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25

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8

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11

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Amsterdam

GERMANY

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2

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ROME

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Amsterdam

ENGLAND

WI-FI

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NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

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ENGLAND

Dresden

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Dresden Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

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AUSTRIA

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HUNGARY

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1

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SWITZERLAND

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen Vienna

Mauthausen

Paris

Prague

2

CROATIA

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2

AUSTRIA

1 Zadar

2 Venice

Dubrovnik START

Florence ITALY

Pisa

ITALY

2

Budva

MONTENEGRO

1

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1 Tirana

1

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS

++ Driving tour of Paris ++ Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Wine tasting and al fresco dinner in Tuscany ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) MORE INCLUSIONS

17 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) 17 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,D) (B)

++ Dinner at Hofbräuhaus in Berlin ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

++ 19 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) ++ 18 nights in hotels (twin or double), 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. DAY 2 ROME TO CORFU, GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. (B) DAYS 3-5 CORFU, GREECE. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 6 CORFU TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. (B,D) DAYS 7-8 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 5-6 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. (B) (B,D)

DAY 9 DUBROVNIK TO ZADAR. (B)

DAYS 7-8 FLORENCE TO ROME. (B) (B)

DAY 10 ZADAR TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. (B)

DAYS 9-10 ROME TO VENICE INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 11-12 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (B,D) (B)

DAY 11 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS, AUSTRIA. (B,D)

DAY 13 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. (B)

DAYS 12-13 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 14-15 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 14-15 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 16-17 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 16-17 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B) (B,D)

DAYS 18-19 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B) (B,D)

DAY 18 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

DAY 20 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £2469

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‘Ticked so many things off my bucket list. It was just the right length and we went to some amazing places!’ - Roni

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Love is in the air as we kick off our trip in the city of romance. Then: picnic time at the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. OMG your way down the ChampsÉlysées or sip cafés au lait with the locals in Le Marais and watch life go by. Tonight’s optionals? A cabaret show and Seine river cruise. (B)

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DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Window shop at those haute couture boutiques, or just hang out on the beach. Roll the dice in Monaco tonight. (B) DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. First stop: the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Tonight we’ll show you the A to Z of Florence. (B,D) DAY 9 FLORENCE TO ROME. Join our local guide as we show you Florence’s arty side. Rome is next up. (B)

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DAY 6 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. First: a road trip down the mountain. Then: onwards to the red carpets and Rolexes of the Riviera. (B,D)

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DAY 3 PARIS. An extra day in the city = get those walking shoes on! Why not head to some of the famous museums or say hey to the Sacré-Cœur? (B) DAY 4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Ready to see scenery like you’ve never seen before? Today we roll into the stunning Swiss Alps. Kick back and embrace that laid-back village living. (B,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS Rise and shine, you’ve got some serious exploring to do! Take the option to hop on

DAY 10 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Check out the Spanish Steps, the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Also today: an optional tour of the Vatican City. (B) DAY 11 ROME TO VENICE. Stop off in Verona to check out Juliet’s balcony before we arrive in Venice. You know it as The Floating City, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). (B,D) DAY 12 VENICE. Today we’ll check out a who's who of the city’s usual suspects on a walking tour. Then: jump on a gondola ride for the full Venice experience. (B) DAY 13 VENICE TO PULA, CROATIA. Welcome to Pula! With an ancient Roman amphitheatre that doubles as a concert venue, this place is pretty rad. (B,D) DAY 14 PULA. It's a free day in Pula. Explore to your heart's content and soak up this one-of-a-kind paradise. (B) DAY 15 PULA TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. An eclectic mix of ancient and new makes for a bohemian vibe. Heads up: the café and bar scene is legendary. (B)


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DAY 16 LJUBLJANA TO SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. There’s enough time for a quick stop at beautiful Lake Bled before we roll on to the home of The Sound of Music. (B,D) DAY 17 SALZBURG TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. First today: some time for reflection at former concentration camp Mauthausen. Next, we’ll take on Prague for a free day of exploring. (B,D) DAY 18 PRAGUE. 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). (B) DAY 19 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. We’ll make a pit stop in historic Dresden before moving on to Berlin. (B,D) DAY 20 BERLIN. Check out the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial or explore the local galleries out east. Hit the town tonight to experience Berlin’s famous nightlife. (B) DAY 21 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. DAM it's going to be a good day! Learn how gouda and clogs are made, then get your bearings on a walking tour of the vibrant capital. (B) DAY 22 AMSTERDAM. Hit the streets like a local (on two wheels) and toast the end of your adventure with a farewell dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 23 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Today we head back to London for hugs and sad goodbyes. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of Paris Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera Gondola ride in Venice Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

22 breakfasts (B), 10 dinners (D) 22 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Scenic excursion to Mt Titlis ++ Local beer tasting in Prague START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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DAYS 1-3 PARIS, FRANCE. Bonjour, Paris! Ready to kick things off with a driving tour AND a gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower? On your two free days in the City of Love, you can please yourself – browse through bookshops in Le Marais, sip on espresso in a chic café, or hit the Champs-Élysées. If you’re in the mood for an optional cabaret show, bike tour or river cruise, let us know – we'll sort it. (D) (B) (B) DAY 4 PARIS TO LYON. Time to say hey to the foodie capital of France! Take a wander around the medieval Old Town on a walking tour, then hit up a traditional bouchon (that’s ‘tavern’ to you and me) to see what

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all the fuss is about. The clubs here are ridic, so don’t miss the chance to check out the nightlife later on. (B)

DAYS 5-6 LYON TO CINQUE TERRE, ITALY. The five cliffside villages of the Cinque Terre didn't end up on the World Heritage list for nothing, you know. Each mini-town has a vibe of its own. Completely void of corporate development and full of old town quirks, this is a place where la dolce vita comes served up with a world-class glass of red. We’ll cheers to that! (B,D) (B)

DAYS 7-9 CINQUE TERRE TO FLORENCE. Florence has more stories than Bilbo Baggins, more culture than a Shoreditch hipster, over 1,800 restaurants, and it gave the world gelato. Get schooled on the Medici family and stroll the Ponte Vecchio (the only bridge not bombed in WWII) on an in-depth tour with a local guide. Then, the city is yours to roam as you please. (B,D) (B) (B) DAYS 10-12 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Prepare for the walking tour to end all walking tours! Pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit the mighty Colosseum, where gladiators once risked life and limb. Want more? How about an optional tour of the Vatican or a trip to the archaeological Mecca that is Pompeii? (B,D) (B) (B) DAYS 13-14 ROME TO VENICE. You know it as the floating city, but Venice is actually sinking (slowly). Check out a who's who of Venice's usual suspects (including St Mark's Square and Accademia Bridge) on a guided walking tour, then jump on a gondola and explore the Grand Canal. Day two is yours to take it easy. (B,D) (B) DAYS 15-16 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY VIA INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA. Onwards to Munich, the city where beer is officially considered a food. Slide on your lederhosen and get ready for a royal Happy Hour experience at the 429-year-old Hofbräuhaus (the recipes here were passed down from Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria). Anyone for an optional segway tour on day two? That’ll be a yes. (B,D) (B) DAYS 17-18 MUNICH TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. First up: a visit to Dachau concentration camp for a lesson in the resilience of humanity. Then: on to Prague. 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). Oh – and don’t forget to try some roast pork from one of the street vendors lining Old Town Square. (B,D) (B)


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DAYS 19-21 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. We’ll make a pit stop at 800-year-old Dresden before we move on to Berlin. Prep yourself for currywurst 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. Tomorrow’s optionals: a Third Reich walking tour and the chance to check out the city’s alternative side. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 22 BERLIN TO HAMBURG. Hamburg is next! Packing more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined, plus the first zoo with no enclosures, Hamburg is one of the hippest cities in Europe. And if that weren't enough, Hamburg is also home to 3 km of funfair AND Europe's biggest Japanese garden. Nice. (B) DAYS 23-25 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe! Get your bearings on a walking tour of the vibrant capital and see the Dam Square, Royal Palace and National Monument. Then: explore all that this city has to offer. Optional bike tour, anyone? On our last day in the ‘Dam, there’s a farewell canal dinner cruise to get emosh over, too. (B) (B) (B,D) DAY 26 AMSTERDAM TO PARIS, FRANCE. Hang up your clogs – it’s back to Paris today. You’ve got one more coach ride with the crew before we vamoose, so swap those numbers! (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of Paris Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower Visit the picturesque villages of the Cinque Terre Local guide in Florence Gondola ride in Venice Visit former concentration camp Dachau Walking tour of the restored city of Dresden Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

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25 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) 25 nights in hotels (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Traditional cabaret show in Paris ++ Guided tour of historic Pompeii START MEET AT 2PM IN PARIS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 7PM IN PARIS

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GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Paris is always a good idea. We’ll kick things off on a driving tour before tucking into a picnic by the Eiffel Tower. You’re finally here! (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Yes! A free day in Paris! Browse through bookshops in Le Marais, sip on espresso in a chic café, or just do you. If you’re in the mood for an optional cabaret show, bike tour or cruise along the Seine, let us know – we'll sort it. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. First up, we’ll make a stop in the heart of the Loire Valley. Then, it’s onwards to Bordeaux to see what all the fuss is about (think: red). (B,D)

DAY 11 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Channel Romeo and Juliet and leave your message of lurrrve on the wall at Verona before we hit The Floating City. (B,D) DAY 12 VENICE. Check out St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the nearby Bridge of Sighs. Then jump on a gondola and do the canals in style. (B)

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DAYS 9-10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. You’ll want full battery to capture the scenery happening outside your window today. Next stop: Engelberg. (B,D) (B)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO CARCASSONNE. Learn all about the winemaking process in the red wine centre of the world. Next: the historic walled city of Carcassonne. (B) DAY 5 CARCASSONNE TO BARCELONA, SPAIN VIA ANDORRA. Today it’s up and onwards through the majestic Pyrenees mountains, with a stop in Andorra along the way. Later, we’ll make tracks to the city of Art Nouveau. (B,D) DAY 6 BARCELONA. Sun, Gaudí and sangria. Check out the architecture at Park Güell, go shopping or just indulge in patatas bravas. (B)

DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Today we roll on, but not before nabbing THAT shot of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then: on to Florence. (B,D) DAY 14 FLORENCE TO ROME. First: discover why Florence is often called an open air museum. Rome is next! A walking tour will make a solid dent in that bucket list of yours. (B) DAY 15 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. After an optional morning visit to the Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel, you’re free to explore as you please. (B) DAYS 16-19 ROME TO CORFU, GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Today we’ll jump on an overnight ferry to Greece. Pinch yourself – you’ve got three nights to count shades of blue! (B) (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 20 CORFU TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Today we’ll head over to Tirana, Albania’s lively capital (and arguably Europe’s quirkiest city). (B,D) DAY 21 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. Get hypnotised by the stunning views that race past the coach window as


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we head up the coast of Montenegro on our way to the most famous walled city in Europe. (B,D)

DAY 22 DUBROVNIK. Relish a cold beer on the wall as the sun sets over the Adriatic, or catch the views from the turquoise water with a spot of optional sea kayaking. Did we mention there’s also an optional Game of Thrones tour? (B) DAY 23 DUBROVNIK TO ZADAR. Time to check out oh-so romantic Zadar, where you can chill out, kick back and enjoy the essence of Croatia. Plus, the architectural beauty of the Sea Organ is seriously impressive. (B) DAY 24 ZADAR TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Think: castles, endless sunflower fields and green, rolling hills. Slovenia’s capital is a modern fairytale with a funky twist. (B) DAY 25 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Bring on the home of goulash, ruin bars and the Rubik’s cube! (B,D) DAY 26 BUDAPEST. You’ve got a free day to explore. What will you choose to do in the twin cities of Buda and Pest? (B) DAY 27 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Today: get pumped for opera and apple strudel as we roll into Vienna, the hometown of Freud. (B) DAY 28 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Today it’s out of Vienna and on to the cobblestone streets of Prague. But first: a sobering visit to former concentration camp Mauthausen. (B,D) DAY 29 PRAGUE. Soak up Prague’s magic as you take on the castle, Charles Bridge and the city’s hip café scene. Want more? Try the street food. (B) DAY 30 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Today we’ll make a pit stop in historic Dresden on our way to Berlin. (B,D) DAY 31 BERLIN. Over to you! Cross off the main sights or head east to uncover the meaning of Ostalgie. Whatever you do, don’t miss the German take on doner kebab. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of Paris Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower Bordeaux winery experience Local guides in Florence, Tirana and Dubrovnik Gondola ride in Venice Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen Dinner at Hofbräuhaus in Berlin Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 33 breakfasts (B), 14 dinners (D) ++ 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

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 32 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam is a bit like a liberal Venice with bicycles. Check out Anne Frank’s House before soaking up the nighttime vibes. (B) DAY 33 AMSTERDAM. Hit the streets like a local (on two wheels), and then toast the end of your adventure on a farewell dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 34 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Today we head back to London for hugs and sad goodbyes. (B)

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HOTEL HOLIDAY, SARAJEVO

With all the comforts of a Hotel trip plus extra time to explore each destination more thoroughly, these itineraries let you travel in depth. Ready to channel your inner explorer?

ACCOMMODATION 3+ STAR HOTELS

HOTEL OLYMPIA, SANTORINI

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| GREEK ISLAND HOPPER

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10 D AY

| SPANISH FIESTA

46

12 D AY

| TURKEY EXPLORED

47

12 D AY

| BALKAN COASTS

48

13 D AY

| BRAVO ITALIA

48

14 D AY

| EASTERN ESCAPE

49

14 D AY

| BRITAIN & IRELAND

50

15 D AY

| BALKAN EXPLORER

50

18 D AY

| BIG BALKAN

51



What are sectors?



Sector trips offer you a great way to choose a departure city, set of experiences or journey length that best suits you. Piece together your favourite itineraries, build your own custom European road trip, meet more like-minded travellers… it’s your trip, your way. A Sector trip is part of a larger journey, meaning your new friends might continue on after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress. Look out for this icon throughout PETINOS HOTEL, MYKONOS

the brochure


IMPROVED ITINERARY

40 EXPLORER

6 DAY | THE ROAD TO TROY FETHIYE

7

ISTANBUL

YOUR ROUTE

1

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRY

7 DAY | THE BRITISH ISLE

SECTOR

LONDON

GLASGOW

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

8

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

2

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

FINISH

Istanbul

Loch Ness

1

optional day trip

Gallipoli

1 Çanakkale Troy

1

Edinburgh SCOTLAND

FINISH

Pergamon

Alnwick Castle Hadrian’s Wall

Glasgow

TURKEY

1 York Ephesus

1 Liverpool

Pamukkale

2 Kuşadası

Oxford

START

Fethiye

START

1

London

ENGLAND

TRIP CODE: EXTUFI S TA R T

TRIP CODE: EXUKLG

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 25

MAY

30

MAY

8

JUN

13

JUN

22

JUN

27

JUN

G

FINISH

6

JUL

11

JUL

20

JUL

25

JUL

10

AUG

15

AUG

24

AUG

29

AUG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Visit the ancient Greek city of Ephesus ++ Visit Pergamon Acropolis ++ Visit ANZAC Cove in Gallipoli ++ Farewell dinner in Istanbul START MEET AT 9.30AM IN FETHIYE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ISTANBUL

S TA R T G G

7

SEP

FINISH 12

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

S TA R T

SEP

5 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 5 nights in hotels (twin or double) Smaller group size Modern air-conditioned vehicle Guided tours of all major cities Experienced English-speaking guide

DAY 1 FETHIYE, TURKEY.

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 7

APR

13

JUN

22

JUN

S TA R T G

FINISH

4

AUG

10

AUG

7

AUG

13

AUG

APR

G

19

JUN

25

JUN

G

23

JUN

29

JUN

11

AUG

17

AUG

26

JUN

2

JUL

18

AUG

24

AUG

30

JUN

6

JUL

25

AUG

31

AUG

3

JUL

9

JUL

1

SEP

7

SEP

21

APR

27

APR

28

APR

4

MAY

5

MAY

11

MAY

12

MAY

18

MAY

G G

7

JUL

13

JUL

G

8

SEP

14

SEP

JUL

20

JUL

G

15

SEP

21

SEP

17

JUL

23

JUL

22

SEP

28

SEP

21

JUL

27

JUL

G

JUL

3

AUG

G

MAY

25

MAY

MAY

1

JUN

2

JUN

8

JUN

5

JUN

11

JUN

9

JUN

15

JUN

28

G

G

14

19 26

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Visit Hadrian’s Wall ++ See the Angel of the North START MEET AT 7.30AM IN LONDON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN GLASGOW

DAY 2 FETHIYE TO KUŞADASI. (B,D)

FINISH

16

DAY 3 KUŞADASI. (B)

G G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS 6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 6 nights in hotels (twin or double) Smaller group size Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Walking tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

DAY 4 KUŞADASI TO ÇANAKKALE. (B) DAY 5 ÇANAKKALE TO ISTANBUL. (B,D)

DAY 1 LONDON TO LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. (D)

DAY 6 ISTANBUL. (B)

DAY 2 LIVERPOOL TO YORK. (B) DAY 3 YORK TO EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. (B,D)

This is a sector of the 12 Day Turkey Explored trip. See p.47 or visit our website.

DAY 4 EDINBURGH. (B) DAY 5 EDINBURGH. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £529

DAY 6 EDINBURGH TO GLASGOW. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £559

DAY 7 GLASGOW. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £589

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £159

This is a sector of the 14 Day Britain & Ireland trip. See p.50 or visit our website.

6 DAYS FROM

529

£

TRIP PRICE OF £829 TRIP PRICE OF £889

GBP PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF £949

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £249

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

7 DAYS FROM

829

£ M RO Y F BP N A O D R 9G S P E £8 P E R R PE

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 19 S P E £1 P E R R PE


ISTANBUL

YOUR ROUTE

9

FETHIYE

1 STOP & STAY

1

MEALS

COUNTRY

41

8 D A Y | E S P R E S S O I TA L I A SECTOR

ROME

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

11

FLORENCE

2

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

START

Istanbul

1

FINISH

Florence

2 Eskişehir 1

1 Assisi

Siena

ITALY START

Cappadocia 2

TURKEY

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

Pompeii

2

Sorrento 1 Antalya

FINISH

Fethiye 1

Saklikent Gorge

TRIP CODE: EXTUIF S TA R T

TRIP CODE: EXBIRF

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 19

MAY

25

MAY

2

JUN

8

JUN

16

JUN

22

JUN

G

FINISH

30

JUN

6

JUL

14

JUL

20

JUL

4

AUG

10

AUG

18

AUG

24

AUG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Welcome dinner in Istanbul ++ Visit Saklikent Gorge ++ Visit Love Valley START MEET AT 7PM IN ISTANBUL FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN FETHIYE

S TA R T G G

1

SEP

FINISH 7

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

S TA R T

6 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 6 nights in hotels (twin or double) Smaller group size Modern air-conditioned vehicle Guided tours of all major cities Experienced English-speaking guide

DAY 1 ISTANBUL, TURKEY. (D) DAY 2 ISTANBUL TO ESKIŞEHIR. (B)

2

APR

9

23

APR

30

APR

7

MAY

14

MAY

APR

FINISH

JUL

9

JUL

G

4

JUL

11

JUL

9

JUL

16

JUL

G

16

JUL

23

JUL

S TA R T G G

FINISH

20

AUG

27

AUG

27

AUG

3

SEP

3

SEP

10

SEP

10

SEP

17

SEP

21

MAY

28

MAY

18

JUL

25

JUL

G

17

SEP

24

SEP

MAY

4

JUN

23

JUL

30

JUL

G

1

OCT

8

OCT

8

OCT

15

OCT

4

JUN

11

JUN

11

JUN

18

JUN

18

JUN

25

JUN

25

JUN

2

JUL

G G

30

JUL

6

AUG

6

AUG

13

AUG

8

AUG

15

AUG

13

AUG

20

AUG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Welcome dinner in Rome ++ Wine tasting and al fresco dinner in Tuscany ++ Local guides in Assisi, Siena and Florence

G

G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS 7 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 7 nights in hotels (twin or double) Smaller group size Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

START MEET AT 3PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN FLORENCE

DAY 4 CAPPADOCIA. (B) DAY 5 CAPPADOCIA TO ANTALYA. (B)

DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. (D)

DAY 6 ANTALYA TO FETHIYE. (B,D)

DAY 2 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B)

DAY 7 FETHIYE. (B)

DAY 3 ROME TO SORRENTO. (B,D)

This is a sector of the 12 Day Turkey Explored trip. See p.47 or visit our website.

DAY 4 SORRENTO. (B) DAY 5 SORRENTO TO ASSISI. (B,D)

TRIP PRICE OF £599

DAY 6 ASSISI TO FLORENCE. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £629

DAY 7 FLORENCE. (B,D)

TRIP PRICE OF £699

DAY 8 FLORENCE. (B)

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £179

This is a sector of the 13 Day Bravo Italia trip. See p.48 or visit our website.

XX DAYS FROM

599

S TA R T 2

28

DAY 3 ESKIŞEHIR TO CAPPADOCIA. (B,D)

£

FINISH 2019

SEP

TRIP PRICE OF £1099 TRIP PRICE OF £1149

GBP PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF £1199

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £329

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

8 DAYS FROM

1099

£ M RO Y F BP N A O D R 6G S P E £8 P E R R PE

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 38 S P E £1 P E R R PE

EXPLORER

7 D A Y | S U LTA N ' S T R A I L


42 EXPLORER

8 D A Y | P R O N T O I TA L I A FLORENCE

ROME

YOUR ROUTE

11

1

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRY

8 DAY | BALKAN TRAIL

WI-FI

SECTOR

BUDAPEST

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

10

DUBROVNIK

4

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP START

Budapest

HUNGARY

Lake Garda

2

Verona

2 Venice

Lucca Cinque Terre 2 2 Pisa START Florence ITALY

Belgrade

SERBIA BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 2

Sarajevo

Orvieto

1

2 Srebrenica

Mostar

1

FINISH

Rome

FINISH

Dubrovnik CROATIA

TRIP CODE: EXBIFR S TA R T

TRIP CODE: EXBEHD

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 7

APR

14

APR

FINISH

7

JUL

14

JUL

G

9

JUL

16

JUL

14

JUL

21

JUL

G

21

JUL

28

JUL

S TA R T G G

FINISH

25

AUG

1

SEP

1

SEP

8

SEP

8

SEP

15

SEP

15

SEP

22

SEP

28

APR

5

MAY

12

MAY

19

MAY

26

MAY

2

JUN

23

JUL

30

JUL

G

22

SEP

29

SEP

2

JUN

9

JUN

28

JUL

4

AUG

G

6

OCT

13

OCT

13

OCT

20

OCT

9

JUN

16

JUN

16

JUN

23

JUN

23

JUN

30

JUN

30

JUN

7

JUL

G G

4

AUG

11

AUG

11

AUG

18

AUG

13

AUG

20

AUG

18

AUG

25

AUG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Gondola ride in Venice Train day pass to Cinque Terre Farewell dinner in Rome Local guides in Florence and Lucca

START MEET AT 8PM IN FLORENCE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ROME

G

S TA R T

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS 7 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 7 nights in hotels (twin or double) Smaller group size Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

S TA R T JUL

28

JUL

12

MAY

19

MAY

G

4

AUG

11

AUG

23

JUN

30

JUN

G

18

AUG

25

AUG

7

JUL

14

JUL

G

1

SEP

8

SEP

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Local guides in Dubrovnik and Belgrade ++ Welcome dinner in Budapest ++ Farewell dinner in Dubrovnik ++ Visit Mostar Visit the Srebrenica Memorial

S TA R T 15 G

SEP

FINISH 22

SEP

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS 7 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 7 nights in hotels (twin or double) Smaller group size Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

START MEET AT 4PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN DUBROVNIK

DAY 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (D) DAY 3 BUDAPEST TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. (B) DAY 4 BELGRADE. (B)

DAY 2 FLORENCE. (B,D)

DAY 5 BELGRADE TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. (B,D)

DAY 3 FLORENCE TO CINQUE TERRE. (B,D)

DAY 6 SARAJEVO. (B)

DAY 4 CINQUE TERRE. (B)

DAY 7 SARAJEVO TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. (B,D)

DAY 5 CINQUE TERRE TO VENICE. (B,D)

DAY 8 DUBROVNIK. (B)

DAY 6 VENICE. (B) DAY 7 VENICE TO ROME. (B,D)

This is a sector of the 15 Day Balkan Explorer trip. See p.50 or visit our website.

DAY 8 ROME. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £1069 TRIP PRICE OF £1129

This is a sector of the 13 Day Bravo Italia trip. See p.48 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF £1189

TRIP PRICE OF £1229 TRIP PRICE OF £1289

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £319

TRIP PRICE OF £1349

8 DAYS FROM

1069

£

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £369

8 DAYS FROM

1229

FINISH

21

DAY 2 BUDAPEST. (B)

DAY 1 FLORENCE, ITALY.

£

FINISH 2019

G

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

GBP PER PERSON

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 54 S P E £1 P E R R PE

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 34 S P E £1 P E R R PE


DUBROVNIK

BUDAPEST

YOUR ROUTE

9

4

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

DAY STOP

43

8 DAY | EASTERN DISCOVERY WI-FI

SECTOR

BUCHAREST

DUBROVNIK

YOUR ROUTE

FINISH

10

5

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

Budapest

HUNGARY

Ljubljana

SLOVENIA START

1

Srebrenica

2

Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Plitvice Lakes 2 Zadar 1

Belgrade

2

CROATIA

START

2

ROMANIA

Mostar

FINISH

CROATIA

Bucharest

1

Dubrovnik 1

Dubrovnik 1

Veliko Tarnovo

SERBIA

1

Sofia

Kotor

BULGARIA

Budva

MONTENEGRO

TRIP CODE: EXBEDH S TA R T

TRIP CODE: EXBBBD

FINISH

S TA R T

2019

FINISH

28

JUL

4

AUG

18

AUG

26

MAY

G

11

AUG

JUN

7

JUL

G

25

AUG

1

SEP

JUL

21

JUL

G

8

SEP

15

SEP

19

MAY

30 14

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Entry to Plitvice Lakes National Park ++ Wine tasting in Nadin ++ Local guide in Dubrovnik START MEET AT 2PM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN BUDAPEST

S TA R T 22 G

SEP

FINISH 29

S TA R T

G= Guaranteed Departure

FINISH

S TA R T

2019

SEP 6

JUN

13

JUN

G

JUN

4

JUL

25

JUL

1

AUG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS 7 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 7 nights in hotels (twin or double) Smaller group size Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

FINISH

27

++ Visit Veliko Tarnovo ++ Visit the Srebrenica Memorial ++ Visit Mostar START MEET AT 4PM IN BUCHAREST FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN DUBROVNIK

S TA R T G

15

AUG

FINISH 22

AUG

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS 7 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 7 nights in hotels (twin or double) Smaller group size Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

DAY 1 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA. DAY 1 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA.

DAY 2 BUCHAREST TO SOFIA, BULGARIA. (B,D)

DAY 2 DUBROVNIK TO BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. (B,D)

DAY 3 SOFIA. (B)

DAY 3 BUDVA. (B)

DAY 4 SOFIA TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. (B,D)

DAY 4 BUDVA TO ZADAR, CROATIA. (B)

DAY 5 BELGRADE. (B)

DAY 5 ZADAR TO PLITVICE LAKES. (B,D)

DAY 6 BELGRADE TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. (B,D)

DAY 6 PLITVICE LAKES. (B)

DAY 7 SARAJEVO TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. (B)

DAY 7 PLITVICE LAKES TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. (B)

DAY 8 DUBROVNIK. (B)

DAY 8 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (B) This is a sector of the 18 Day Big Balkan trip. See p.51 or visit our website. This is a sector of the 15 Day Balkan Explorer trip. See p.50 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF £929

TRIP PRICE OF £1069

TRIP PRICE OF £989

TRIP PRICE OF £1129

TRIP PRICE OF £1049

TRIP PRICE OF £1189

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £279

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £319

8 DAYS FROM

929

£

8 DAYS FROM

1069

£

GBP PER PERSON

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 34 S P E £1 P E R R PE

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 17 S P E £1 P E R R PE

EXPLORER

8 DAY | BALKAN BLITZ


8 D A Y | C E LT I C T R A I L

EXPLORER

44

BELFAST

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

LONDON

9

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

Giant’s Causeway Derry/Londonderry

1

START

Belfast

Galway

NORTHERN IRELAND

IRELAND

2

Cliffs of Moher

2

North Wales

Dublin

1

Limerick Cardiff

WALES

FINISH

London

1 Bath

ENGLAND

Stonehenge

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: GIANT'S CAUSEWAY

TRIP CODE: EXUKBL S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2019

FINISH

9

JUL

16

JUL

13

APR

20

APR

G

13

JUL

20

JUL

G

27

APR

4

MAY

G

20

JUL

27

JUL

G

4

MAY

11

MAY

23

JUL

30

JUL

11

MAY

18

MAY

G

27

JUL

3

AUG

G

3

AUG

10

AUG

G

G

10

AUG

17

AUG

13

AUG

20

AUG

17

AUG

24

AUG

24

AUG

31

AUG

31

AUG

7

SEP

7

SEP

14

SEP

14

SEP

21

SEP

18

MAY

25

MAY

25

MAY

1

JUN

1

JUN

8

JUN

8

JUN

15

JUN

11

JUN

18

JUN

G

15

JUN

22

JUN

22

JUN

29

JUN

25

JUN

2

JUL

29

JUN

6

JUL

21

SEP

28

SEP

2

JUL

9

JUL

28

SEP

5

OCT

6

JUL

13

JUL

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF £1189 TRIP PRICE OF £1269 TRIP PRICE OF £1349 Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £359

8 DAYS FROM

1189

£

GBP PER PERSON

G G G

DAY 1 BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND. Hit Belfast, meet the group and get a feel for the land of mythical pots of gold. Opt in for a Black Cab Tour of the city to hear more local tales than you can shake a four-leaf clover at. (D) DAY 2 BELFAST TO GALWAY, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND. Today we’ll check out the Giant’s Causeway before rolling on to bohemian Galway. Cue Ed Sheeran sing-along sesh... (B) DAY 3 GALWAY. Set off on an optional sailing trip to the Aran Islands, or stick around town and take a whirl around the colourful shops and cool cafés. (B) DAY 4 GALWAY TO DUBLIN. Next: the cobblestone streets and classic pubs of Dublin. Ready for a night of living like a local? Let’s do this! (B) DAY 5 DUBLIN. First: Get your bearings on a walking tour of Dublin. Then: a guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse awaits! After checking out the views from the Skybar, the afternoon will be yours. (B) DAY 6 DUBLIN TO NORTH WALES, WALES. Hold on to your hats as we sail over to Wales. When we get there, we’ll stop for a photo op at the place with the longest name in Europe: Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­ chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch. Try saying that three times in a row! (B) DAY 7 NORTH WALES TO CARDIFF. Today it’s up and onwards to Wales’ capital city: Cardiff. Get your fill of daffodils, lovespoons and dragons before we raise a toast to our Celtic adventures at our farewell dinner. (B,D) DAY 8 CARDIFF TO LONDON, ENGLAND. The last hurrah. Today we’ll tick off Bath and Stonehenge before making tracks to London town. Why not stick around and scope out the big city? (B)

M RO YF P DA GB ON R 49 S P E £1 P E R R PE

This is a sector of the 14 Day Britain & Ireland trip. See p.50 or visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse Visit the Cliffs of Moher Visit the Giant’s Causeway Visit Stonehenge Visit Bath

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

7 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 7 nights in hotels (twin or double) Smaller group size Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Irish Sea ferry crossing Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

START MEET AT 3PM IN BELFAST FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON


10 D A Y | G R E E K I S L A N D H O P P E R ATHENS

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MYKONOS, PAROS, TRADITIONAL GREEK PLATTER

DAY 1 ATHENS, GREECE. Helloooo, Athens! Cue epic adventures, crystal clear water and more gyros than your tummy has room for. Round up your 300 Spartans – we’re hitting the town tonight. DAY 2 ATHENS. Tick off your ancient must-do list today with a tour of the Plaka area, the Acropolis, the Parthenon and Syntagma Square. Then: brace yourself for some traditional Greek dancing and the best souvlaki outside Olympus. (B,D) DAY 3 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. If Athens invented democracy, Mykonos pioneered the beach party that followed. Hit up the windmills in Little Venice for a sunset cocktail, then head to Paradise Beach (aka where Europe goes to party). (B) DAY 4 MYKONOS. Venture to Delos Island to check out the birthplace of the sun god Apollo, or worship the sun on your own time. Bonus round: learn the legend behind Petros the Pelican. (B) DAY 5 MYKONOS TO PAROS. On the horizon: more white and blue, plus some long sandy beaches. Start off with a quick orientation tour of Paros before cutting loose to explore. (B) DAY 6 PAROS. Yes! You’ve got a free day to chill out on the beach, top up your tan and explore the island. Check out the village of Naousa, Kolimpithres beach and the church of Ekatontapiliani, or jump on the bus to Lefkes for some #views. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ See the famous Greek Islands ++ Visit Mykonos ++ Walking tours of Mykonos, Paros and Santorini

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

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DAYS 9-10 SANTORINI TO ATHENS. Love and leave Santorini for Athens, back where our adventure began. Our Greek odyssey will come to an end after breakfast on day ten, but we won’t blame you for sticking around. (B) (B)

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DAY 7 PAROS TO SANTORINI. Today it’s back on the ferry and on to Santorini. Punch ‘sunset over Oia’ into the Google search bar – a picture says more than a thousand words. (B) DAY 8 SANTORINI. Get your fill of blue-domed churches, rustic windmills and whitewashed houses, or take an optional boat trip out to the volcanic crater. We’ll round things off with a dinner overlooking the caldera. Best. Day. Ever. (B,D)

9 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 9 nights in hotels (twin or double) Transfers from ferry ports and hotels Local Trip Leader

TRIP CODE: EXGIAA

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10 D A Y | S PA N I S H F I E S TA

EXPLORER

46

MADRID

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‘Amazing trip leader, amazing driver, amazing new friends.’ - Amy

YOUR ROUTE

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Zaragoza

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: PAELLA, BARCELONA, VALENCIA

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GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 1 MADRID, SPAIN. Meet your new amigos and set your clock to Spanish time. Kick things off with a driving tour and get a lay of the land. It’s gonna be an awesome ten days! (D) DAY 2 MADRID TO SEVILLE. After a pit stop in Toledo, it’s off to Seville – a city that was supposedly founded by Hercules 3,000 years ago. Here, Roman ruins and colonial remains mix with contemporary development to create a unique blend that’s just waiting to be explored. (B,D) DAY 3 SEVILLE. Wander the streets once roamed by greedy conquistadors counting gold, or crane your neck through the corridors of the Alcázar. Seville’s Old Town has a grand total of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites to check out. What are you waiting for? (B) DAY 4 SEVILLE TO GRANADA. Granada next. Get your bearings on a walking tour before cutting loose to roam this young university town as you wish. Later, don’t miss a stunning sunset over the city’s medieval architecture (with the Sierra Nevada mountains as the backdrop). Talk about Insta-worthy! (B,D) DAY 5 GRANADA TO VALENCIA. Valencia – we’re coming for ya! Spain’s third-largest city behind Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia has heaps to offer and isn’t afraid to shout about it. It’s also the home of paella – so hunt some down while you have the chance. (B,D) DAY 6 VALENCIA. Yes! You’ve got a free day in Valencia to do as you please. What’s it gonna be? Hit up the beautiful riverbed garden, or take a whirl through the historic old quarter. Tonight, hit the town and see what all the fuss is about. It’ll be a night to remember! (B)

M RO YF P DA GB ON R 58 S P E £1 P E R R PE

DAY 7 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Next stop: Barça! Get your cameras charged and keep an eye out for those bucket list sights on today’s driving tour. Finish off the day in true Spanish style with an optional flamenco performance. Olé! (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Welcome dinner in Madrid ++ Walking tour of Seville

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

9 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 9 nights in hotels (twin or double) Smaller group size Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona START MEET AT 2PM IN MADRID FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN MADRID

DAY 8 BARCELONA. Pull on your Barça shirt and go get your Gaudí fix. La Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló and Park Güell: they're all here! Think you’ve eaten it all? Well, nuh-uh! Not even close. Uncover the food market gems scattered across the city and satisfy your inner foodie. (B) DAY 9 BARCELONA TO MADRID. En route to Madrid, we’ll make a stop at artsy Zaragoza. Then: it’s our last night together, so grab your fellow Topdeckers and get ready to party! Madrid’s nightlife isn’t confined to bars and pubs – it spills into the street quicker than Spanish vino can pour into your glass. (B) DAY 10 MADRID. Swap contact details as we say farewell to Madrid. Why not stick around for a bit longer? (B)


12 D A Y | T U R K E Y E X P L O R E D ISTANBUL

YOUR ROUTE

16

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EXPLORER

ISTANBUL

47

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Eskişehir 1 Pergamon

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1 Antalya Saklikent Gorge

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: PAMUKKALE

DAY 1 ISTANBUL, TURKEY. Get to know your trip mates today and kick things off this evening with an included dinner. Why not try baklava for a local treat? Let’s do this! (D) DAY 2 ISTANBUL TO ESKIŞEHIR. Nicknamed the ‘student’s city’, Eskişehir locals are open-minded and the nightlife here is super fun. So, dive in and discover this buzzing place for yourself. (B) DAY 3 ESKIŞEHIR TO CAPPADOCIA. Work up an appetite today before we go off the beaten track in Cappadocia for a traditional dinner in a local family home. (B,D) DAY 4 CAPPADOCIA. A full day exploring the fairy chimneys of Devrent Valley. (B) DAY 5 CAPPADOCIA TO ANTALYA. To the Mediterranean Coast we go! We’ll pass Caravansary in Sultanhani, the deep blue lake in Obruk, and Konya. Tonight, Antalya is our home. (B) DAY 6 ANTALYA TO FETHIYE. Locals call this place paradise. When you see the beaches, you’ll know why. Hot tip: keep your camera charged for Saklikent Gorge, Turkey’s longest and deepest canyon. (B,D) DAY 7 FETHIYE. Like most rivieras, this place doesn’t lack ways to worship the sun. Cruise around the islands or check out Ölüdeniz beach. This is the good life. (B) DAY 8 FETHIYE TO KUŞADASI. Off to Pamukkale for a dip in the best natural hot tubs in Turkey. Then, a tour of the ancient Roman city of Hierapolis is on the cards before we roll into Kuşadasi. (B,D) DAY 9 KUŞADASI. Embrace your inner Indiana Jones today as we check out the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus. The incredible front façade of the Library of Celsus takes centre stage – as can you in the old amphitheatre. (B) DAY 10 KUŞADASI TO ÇANAKKALE. Keep your eyes peeled for Brad Pitt today as we hustle our way into Troy. Before that: the amazing ruins of the Pergamon Acropolis. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Walking tour of Istanbul Visit Gordion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Visit Saklikent Gorge Visit the ruins at Hierapolis-Pamukkale Visit the ancient Greek city of Ephesus Visit Pergamon Gallipoli visit including Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair and ANZAC Cove

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11 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 11 nights in hotels (twin or double) Smaller group size Modern air-conditioned coach Guided tours of all major cities Local Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Islands of Fethiye boat tour ++ Visit Troy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site START MEET AT 7PM IN ISTANBUL FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ISTANBUL

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

FINISH 2019

TRIP PRICE OF £1049 Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £279

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GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 11 ÇANAKKALE TO ISTANBUL. On to the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli for a guided tour of this significant memorial site. Pay your respects at the Australian Memorial at Lone Pine, the New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair, ANZAC Cove and the Turkish Memorial. (B,D) DAY 12 ISTANBUL. You can never have enough baklava. Eat as much as you can because we’re out of here after breakfast. (B)

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Ruse Lucca Cinque Terre 2 2 Florence Pisa 1 Assisi Siena Orvieto

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Local guide in Dubrovnik Visit Kotor Visit Matka Valley Visit Ruse

START MEET AT 4PM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN BUCHAREST

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 11 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 11 nights in hotels (twin or double) ++ Smaller group size ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

DAYS 1-2 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. (D) (B) DAY 3 DUBROVNIK TO TIRANA, ALBANIA VIA KOTOR, MONTENEGRO. (B,D) DAYS 4-5 TIRANA TO OHRID, MACEDONIA. (B,D) (B) DAY 6 OHRID TO SKOPJE. (B) DAY 7 SKOPJE TO PLOVDIV, BULGARIA. (B,L)

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Local guides in Assisi, Siena, Florence and Lucca ++ Wine tasting and al fresco dinner ++ Visit Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower ++ Visit the picturesque villages of the Cinque Terre ++ Orientation tour of Verona ++ Gondola ride in Venice

DAYS 8-9 PLOVDIV TO BURGAS. (B) (B)

START MEET AT 3PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ROME

DAYS 10-12 BURGAS TO BUCHAREST, ROMANIA. (B,D) (B) (B)

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) ++ 12 nights in hotels (twin or double) ++ Smaller group size ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Guided tour of historic Pompeii ++ Guided tour of the Vatican City

DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. (D)

This is a sector of the 18 Day Big Balkan trip. See p.52 or visit our website.

DAY 2 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B) TRIP PRICE OF £1439

DAYS 3-4 ROME TO SORRENTO. (B,D) (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £1519

DAY 5 SORRENTO TO ASSISI. (B,D) DAYS 6-7 ASSISI TO FLORENCE. (B) (B,D)

TRIP PRICE OF £1599

DAYS 8-9 FLORENCE TO CINQUE TERRE. (B,D) (B)

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £429

DAYS 10-11 CINQUE TERRE TO VENICE. (B,D) (B)

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GBP PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF £1999 TRIP PRICE OF £2099

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £569

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All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

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14 D A Y | E A S T E R N E S C A P E PRAGUE

17

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BRAȘOV, PRAGUE

DAY 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Start your trip in the home of goulash, ruin bars and the Rubik’s cube. (D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

DAY 2 BUDAPEST. Wake up in Budapest and hit the hot springs (just because you can). Afterwards, head out to explore Buda Castle Quarter and Heroes’ Square. (B)

++ Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Visit Transylvania

DAY 3 BUDAPEST TO SIBIU, ROMANIA. Sibiu is next up. Think: cobbled streets, secluded lanes and quaint churches. (B) DAY 4 SIBIU TO BUCHAREST. Now it’s time for the little sister of Paris. With credentials like that, we’re sold! This destination is an up-and-comer with attitude. (B,D) DAY 5 BUCHAREST. See 300-year-old churches, communist-era apartments and modern glass and steel within a few steps. The Lipscani District is worth checking out, too. (B) DAY 6 BUCHAREST TO BRAŞOV. Stock up on garlic – we’re off to visit Dracula! En route to Braşov, we’ll stop off at Peleș Castle (entrance not included) to soak up some haunted vibes. (B) DAY 7 BRAŞOV TO CLUJ-NAPOCA. Known as the ‘heart of Transylvania’, Cluj-Napoca is a cosmopolitan city with oodles of classic European charm. Tick off the sights on a city walking tour before exploring Bran Castle (B,D) DAY 8 CLUJ-NAPOCA. You’ve got a free day to check out the city’s Gothic architecture or chill out by the lake in the Central Park. Tonight: see what the Transylvanian nightlife is all about. (B) DAY 9 CLUJ-NAPOCA TO KOŠICE, SLOVAKIA. Dubbed the European Capital of Culture in 2013, Košice sure knows how to entertain. Take to the streets and bars of the Old Town centre and indulge in a cocktail or two. (B) DAY 10 KOŠICE TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. Let your nature-loving self run free as we cruise through the alpine town of Zakopane en route to Kraków. (B)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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13 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 13 nights in hotels (twin or double) Smaller group size Modern air-conditioned coach Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Visit Bran Castle ++ Visit Peleş Castle ++ Dinner cruise on the Danube River in Budapest START MEET AT 4PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN PRAGUE

DAY 11 KRAKÓW. Fact: Kraków has more bars per square metre than anywhere else in the world. Don’t miss the Old Town and Wawel Castle! (B)

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GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 12 KRAKÓW TO ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC. Welcome to Český Krumlov, the town with more Renaissance appeal than you can poke a castle spire at. (B) DAY 13 ČESKÝ KRUMLOV TO PRAGUE. This is probably the only place you can love more than Paris. Soak up the boho vibes and check out the city on foot. (B,D) DAY 14 PRAGUE. Say goodbye to your comrades – we’re outta here after breakfast. Round two, anyone? (B)

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14 D A Y | B R I TA I N & I R E L A N D LONDON

17

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Belfast

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NORTHERN IRELAND

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Mostar Oxford

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Dubrovnik

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North Wales

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TRIP CODE: EXBEHH

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21

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27

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28

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17

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30

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22

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JUN

21

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3

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JUN

28

JUL

10

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G

19

MAY

1

JUN

26

MAY

8

JUN

2

JUN

15

JUN

5

JUN

18

9

JUN

22

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 G

G

13 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 13 nights in hotels (twin or double) Irish Sea ferry crossings Smaller group size Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Walking tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

4

AUG

18

AUG

26

MAY

G

4

AUG

JUN

7

JUL

G

18

AUG

1

SEP

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21

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G

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SEP

15

SEP

12

MAY

23 7

S TA R T 15 G

FINISH

SEP

29

SEP

G= Guaranteed Departure

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Entry to Plitvice Lakes National Park ++ Local guide in Dubrovnik ++ Welcome dinner in Budapest

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Dinner cruise on the Danube River in Budapest

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 14 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) ++ 14 nights in hotels (twin or double) ++ Smaller group size ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver START MEET AT 4PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN BUDAPEST

DAYS 1-2 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 BUDAPEST TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. (B) (B) DAYS 7-8 SARAJEVO TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. (B,D) (B) DAYS 9-10 DUBROVNIK TO BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. (B,D) (B)

DAY 2 LIVERPOOL TO YORK. (B)

DAY 11 BUDVA TO ZADAR, CROATIA. (B)

DAYS 3-5 YORK TO EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. (B,D) (B) (B)

DAYS 12-13 ZADAR TO PLITVICE LAKES. (B,D) (B)

DAY 6 EDINBURGH TO GLASGOW. (B)

DAY 14 PLITVICE LAKES TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. (B)

DAY 7 GLASGOW TO BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND. (B,D)

DAY 15 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (B)

DAYS 8-9 BELFAST TO GALWAY, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND. (B) (B) DAYS 10-11 GALWAY TO DUBLIN. (B) (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £1969

DAY 12 DUBLIN TO NORTH WALES, WALES. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £2079

DAY 13 NORTH WALES TO CARDIFF. (B,D)

TRIP PRICE OF £2199

DAY 14 CARDIFF TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £589

TRIP PRICE OF £1889

15 DAYS FROM

1969

TRIP PRICE OF £2019

£

TRIP PRICE OF £2149

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £569

14 DAYS FROM

1889

JUL

DAYS 5-6 BELGRADE TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. (B,D) (B)

DAY 1 LONDON TO LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. (D)

£

FINISH

21

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G= Guaranteed Departure

++ Visit Hadrian’s Wall ++ Guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse ++ Visit the Cliffs of Moher ++ Visit the Giant’s Causeway ++ Visit Stonehenge ++ Visit Bath START MEET AT 7.30AM IN LONDON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

S TA R T

‘Our Trip Leader was incredibly knowledgeable. We had such a great time exploring the places I never would have seen had I travelled alone. Would definitely recommend!’ - Gina

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 35 S P E £1 P E R R PE

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 32 S P E £1 P E R R PE


18 D A Y | B I G B A L K A N 25

DUBROVNIK

YOUR ROUTE

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

8

COUNTRIES

Sarajevo

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Srebrenica BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

EXPLORER

DUBROVNIK

51

2

Belgrade

Bucharest

2

SERBIA

ROMANIA

Ruse

Veliko Tarnovo

1 Mostar

1 2 Dubrovnik START/FINISH

Sofia

Kotor

CROATIA

Tirana

ALBANIA

Skopje

1

1

2 Ohrid

Plovdiv

2

Matka Valley

2

1

Burgas

BULGARIA

Rila Monastery

MACEDONIA

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: DUBROVNIK, RILA MONASTERY

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. Meet the group and kick things off with a walking tour. Travelling solo? You won’t be for much longer! (D) DAY 2 DUBROVNIK. Give sea kayaking a go or check out the Game of Thrones tour. (B) DAY 3 DUBROVNIK TO TIRANA, ALBANIA VIA KOTOR, MONTENEGRO. We’re off to Albania via a pit stop in Montenegro. (B,D) DAY 4 TIRANA TO OHRID, MACEDONIA. Today we’re off to Ohrid. Think: medieval churches, monasteries, ruins and a one *beautiful* lake. (B,D) DAY 5 OHRID. Skip through historic monuments one minute and lie on a deck chair the next. Bliss. (B) DAY 6 OHRID TO SKOPJE. Macedonia’s capital awaits! But before we hit the big city, we’re stopping off at Matka Valley. (B) DAY 7 SKOPJE TO PLOVDIV, BULGARIA. Off to Bulgaria’s second largest city. Spend the day with good friends and good food – and indulge in some serious selfie taking. (B,L) DAY 8 PLOVDIV TO BURGAS. To the beach! Today the seaside town of Burgas will give us a dose of sun and sand. (B) DAY 9 BURGAS. Today you have two options: live the beach life or get exploring. (B) DAY 10 BURGAS TO BUCHAREST, ROMANIA. First: a pit stop at Ruse. This Vienna-inspired UNESCO town is sure to set your Insta feed on fiyah. Later: Bucharest. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Local guides in Dubrovnik, Sofia and Belgrade Visit Kotor Visit Ruse Visit Veliko Tarnovo Visit the Srebrenica Memorial Visit Mostar

TRIP CODE: EXBBDD S TA R T

17 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 7 dinners (D) 17 nights in hotels (twin or double) Smaller group size Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik

S TA R T

27

MAY

13

JUN

G

17

JUN

4

JUL

G

FINISH

15

JUL

1

AUG

5

AUG

22

AUG

G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF £1999 TRIP PRICE OF £2149

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

FINISH 2019

TRIP PRICE OF £2299 Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £599

18 DAYS FROM

1999

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

START MEET AT 4PM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN DUBROVNIK

DAY 14 SOFIA TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Explore the city with a brainy local guide. This evening, dinner’s on us! (B,D) DAY 15 BELGRADE. Today it’s all on you to explore those hidden gems in this up-and-coming city. (B)

DAY 11 BUCHAREST. Be sure to check out the Palace of Parliament and the Cişmigiu Gardens for a dose of wow. (B)

DAY 16 BELGRADE TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Today we’ll move on to Sarajevo. But first, a sobering visit to the Srebrenica Memorial. (B,D)

DAY 12 BUCHAREST TO SOFIA, BULGARIA. The charming and historic Sofia is up next – but to break up the day, we’ll stop at Veliko Tarnovo. (B,D)

DAY 17 SARAJEVO TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. Croatia’s calling us again! We’ll make a pit stop in Mostar on the way. (B)

DAY 13 SOFIA. Hot tip: head on over to the Aleksander Nevski Cathedral. You can thank us later! (B)

DAY 18 DUBROVNIK. Today we say goodbye. Number swap and prepare for the next adventure. (B)

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 12 S P E £1 P E R R PE


HOSTEL PLUS

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WOMBATS CITY HOSTEL, BUDAPEST

Get the most out of your trip without breaking the bank. From modern hostels and cosy bungalows to cute cabins and flashy motorised ships, our most social trip style has it all.

ACCOMMODATION

HOSTELS/CANVAS CABINS/ BUNGALOWS/HOTELS/ MOTORISED SHIPS

GENERATOR, BERLIN MITTE

TRIP LENGTH 7-49 DAYS

ROOM TYPES

T WIN/DOUBLE/ MULTI-SHARE DORMS

STAY CITY, MARSEILLE


53 HOSTEL PLUS

GENERATOR, PARIS

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PAGE

SECTOR

7 D AY

| GREECE LIGHTNING

54

21 D AY

| THE CONTINENTAL

90

7 D AY

| BOHEMIAN TRAIL

56

21 D AY

| EASTERN LINK

92

8 D AY

| VODKA & CAVIAR

56

22 D AY

| TIMELESS TRAIL

93

8 D AY

| IRISH SHENANIGANS

57

22 D AY

| EURO CITY TRAIL

94

8 D AY

| EURO HOPPER

58

22 D AY

| NORTHERN EXPOSURE

96

9 D AY

| TOWER TO TAPAS

58

23 D AY

| RUSSIA SCANDI

97

9 D AY

| ROAD TO THE 'DAM

59

23 D AY

| REINDEER & RUSSIANS

98

9 D AY

| BOULEVARDS TO BEACHES

59

24 D AY

| SPIRIT OF EUROPE

99

9 D AY

| WESTERN SPIRIT

60

25 D AY

| SUMMER COMPASS

100

9 D AY

| NORTHERN SPRINT

61

27 D AY

| CLEOPATRA'S JEWEL

102

1 0 D AY

| SCANDI EXPRESS

61

27 D AY

| SUMMER FUN & SAILING

104

1 0 D AY

| PORTUGAL SUMMER

62

28 D AY

| ROAD TO ATHENS

106

1 0 D AY

| EUROPEAN ESCAPE

63

28 D AY

| GRAND EUROPEAN

108

1 0 D AY

| TRAIL OF COLUMBUS

63

30 D AY

| EASTERN ADVENTURE

110

1 1 D AY

| THE MED RUNNER

64

30 D AY

| PHARAOH'S ESCAPE

111

1 1 D AY

| EUROPE EXPRESS

65

33 D AY

| OCEANIC EMPIRES

112

1 1 D AY

| MOUNTAINS & MONUMENTS

66

35 D AY

| IMPERIAL TRAIL

113

1 2 D AY

| EURO CITY WANDERER

67

37 D AY

| EUROPEAN PIONEER

114

1 3 D AY

| THE FRENCH CONNECTION

67

37 D AY

| RED STAR SPECIAL

116

1 3 D AY

| EUROPEAN CHARM

68

49 D AY

| MEGA EUROPEAN - EGYPT

118

1 3 D AY

| ROMAN CHARIOT

68

49 D AY

| MEGA EUROPEAN - GREECE

120

1 4 D AY

| COFFEE & CULTURE

68

1 4 D AY

| EASTERN EXPOSURE

70

1 4 D AY

| EUROPEAN WONDER

71

1 4 D AY

| THE EURO TRIP

72

1 4 D AY

| IBERIAN COAST

73

1 5 D AY

| EAST MEETS WEST

73

1 5 D AY

| SCENIC SCANDI

74

1 5 D AY

| CLASSIC EUROPE

75

1 6 D AY

| GAUDÍ & GLITZ

76

1 6 D AY

| EASTERN EXPRESS

77

1 6 D AY

| EASTERN SPIRIT

78

1 6 D AY

| RUSSIAN REVELATIONS

79

1 7 D AY

| THE COASTAL ROAM

80

1 7 D AY

| THE GREAT EASTERN

81

1 9 D AY

| EUROPEAN HORIZONS

82

2 0 D AY

| EASTERN EXPLORE

83

2 0 D AY

| EUROPEAN GETAWAY

84

2 0 D AY

| ADRIATIC ADVENTURE

86

2 1 D AY

| IBERIAN VOYAGER

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What are sectors?

Sector trips offer you a great way to choose a departure city, set of experiences or journey length that best suits you. Piece together your favourite itineraries, build your own custom European road trip, meet more like-minded travellers… it’s your trip, your way. A Sector trip is part of a larger journey, meaning your new friends might continue on after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress.

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NEW TRIP

7 DAY | GREECE LIGHTNING

HOSTEL PLUS

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ATHENS

ATHENS

8

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ATHENS, GREEK GYROS, ATHENS, MYKONOS

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

tonight. With heaps of clubs, awesome international DJs and crowds from all over the world, this place is a nighttime hotspot for good reason. (B)

DAY STOP

START/FINISH

Athens

1

GREECE

1

Mykonos

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2 Ios DAY 1 ATHENS, GREECE. This trip is Cycladic. It’s charismatic. It’s all-round fantastic. Why, it’s Greece Lightning! Touch down in Athens and prepare for the Greek-est week of your life. Seven days of sun, sand, sea and shenanigans? This is gonna be EPIC. Meet the group, tuck into your first dinner as a bonafide #Topdecker, and let the fun begin! (D) DAY 2 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Jump on the ferry, feel the wind in your hair and get excited: we’re off to the one and only Mykonos. When we get there, you’ll have plenty of time to check out the charming Old

Town, some picturesque churches and a photogenic windmill or two on an orientation tour. Then? The island’s yours for the taking! Pro tip: try the seafood. We’re talking grilled octopus, delicious prawns, fresh bream and more. It doesn’t get feta than this... (B)

DAY 3 MYKONOS. Ready to take a hike? Good. Today we’ll soak up the rays on a walk to Paradise Beach – and trust us, this place ain’t called ‘paradise’ for nothing. We’re talking sandy beaches, clear water, and an awesome music-filled atmosphere. If partying’s your thing, you’ll want to stick around

DAY 4 MYKONOS TO IOS. Another day, another Insta-worthy island to explore (note to self: make sure there’s plenty of space in your camera roll). Today we’re hitting the water and moving on to the legendary island of Ios, where an orientation tour will help us get our bearings. Later, head down to the beach and bask in the gold, glowing sunset. Ummm, Santorini who? Then: dress to impress – all those bars won’t visit themselves, you know. (B) DAY 5 IOS. Feeling a little fragile after last night? No worries. Ios has plenty of sunloungers to rest your weary heads on – and gyros can cure just about anything. If you’re feeling chipper, go for a dip, check out the local restaurants or go exploring. Today is all about you. When you’ve had your fill of rest and relaxation, wander up the road into town and climb back aboard the bar-hopping bandwagon. It’s our last night in Ios, so make the most of it! (B) DAY 6 IOS TO ATHENS. Bye bye, Greek Islands – it’s all aboard the ferry and back to Athens today. But don’t shed a tear! With ancient ruins, beautiful beaches and views that you’ll swoon over, this awesome city has plenty of bucket list material to keep you occupied. And did we mention it’s also somewhat of a foodie paradise? Tonight, we’ll step out as a squad one last time and get teary over a farewell dinner. Stock up on group selfies while you can! (B,D) DAY 7 ATHENS. Nooooo – it’s time to go! Just like that, this Greece Lightning trip is over in a flash. Fill up on one last breakfast with the crew, then hug it out and hit the road. (B)


HOSTEL PLUS

55

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MYKONOS, IOS, ATHENS

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Orientation tours of Mykonos and Ios ++ Hike to Paradise Beach ++ Experience the famous Ios nightlife

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

TRIP CODE: EEGXAA S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 28

MAY

3

JUN

11

JUN

17

JUN

25

JUN

1

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2

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8

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6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 2 nights in hostels, 4 nights in canvas cabins Transfers from ferry ports and accommodation Local Trip Leader

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22

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30

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5

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13

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TRIP PRICE OF £839 TRIP PRICE OF £889

START MEET AT 5PM IN ATHENS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ATHENS

TRIP PRICE OF £949 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

7 DAYS FROM

839

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

MYKONOS

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 20 S P E £1 P E R R PE


HOSTEL PLUS

56

7 DAY | BOHEMIAN TRAIL PRAGUE

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

9

3

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

8 D A Y | V O D K A & C AV I A R

WI-FI

SECTOR

ST PETERSBURG

MOSCOW

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

10

1

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRY

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

START

St Petersburg Amsterdam

Berlin

2

2

RUSSIA

NETHERLANDS FINISH

London

ENGLAND

1 Novgorod

Dresden

GERMANY START

2 Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

TRIP CODE: EEFDPL S TA R T

TRIP CODE: EERSSM

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2019

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11

JUL

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16

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18

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22

AUG

23

AUG

29

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6

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16

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17

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23

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19

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24

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30

MAY

19

JUL

25

JUL

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20

SEP

26

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31

MAY

6

JUN

24

JUL

30

JUL

27

SEP

3

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7

JUN

13

JUN

26

JUL

1

AUG

4

OCT

10

OCT

31

JUL

6

AUG

G

18

OCT

24

OCT

2

AUG

8

AUG

G

1

NOV

7

NOV

7

AUG

13

AUG

9

AUG

15

AUG

14

JUN

20

JUN

21

JUN

27

JUN

28

JUN

4

JUL

3

JUL

9

JUL

FINISH

Moscow

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Walking tour of the restored city of Dresden ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam START MEET AT 5PM IN PRAGUE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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FINISH

S TA R T

2019 G G G

27

MAY

3

JUN

3

JUN

10

JUN

10

JUN

17

JUN

17

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24

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24

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1

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JUL

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15

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15

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22

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19

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26

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9

SEP

9

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16

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16

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23

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G= Guaranteed Departure

G

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G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS 6 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 6 nights in hostels English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Local Russian guide throughout ++ Guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin ++ Visit the State Hermitage Museum ++ Guided tour of the Moscow Metro START MEET AT 5PM IN ST PETERSBURG FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN MOSCOW

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hotels ++ Included arrival and departure airport transfers ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

DAY 1 ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. (D) DAYS 2-3 ST PETERSBURG. (B) (B)

DAY 1 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (D)

DAY 4 ST PETERSBURG TO NOVGOROD. (B,D)

DAY 2 PRAGUE. (B)

DAY 5 NOVGOROD TO MOSCOW. (B,D)

DAY 3 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D)

DAYS 6-8 MOSCOW. (B) (B) (B)

DAY 4 BERLIN. (B) DAY 5 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B)

This is a sector of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.116 or visit our website.

DAY 6 AMSTERDAM. (B,D)

TRIP PRICE OF £1159

DAY 7 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £1229

This is a sector of the 20 Day European Getaway trip. See p.84 or visit our website.

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

TRIP PRICE OF £749

8 DAYS FROM

1159

£

TRIP PRICE OF £799

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

7 DAYS FROM

699

£

TRIP PRICE OF £1299

TRIP PRICE OF £699

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A G O D R 00 S P E £1 P E R R PE

M RO YF 5 A ON D R £14 R S PE PE R PE


8 DAY | IRISH SHENANIGANS 11

DUBLIN

YOUR ROUTE

MEALS

2

COUNTRIES

1 STOP & STAY

HOSTEL PLUS

DUBLIN

57

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Giant’s Causeway Derry/Londonderry

2 Galway Cliffs of Moher Killarney

1

2 2

Belfast

NORTHERN IRELAND

START/FINISH

Dublin

IRELAND

Cork

Blarney Castle

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: CLIFFS OF MOHER, DUBLIN

DAY 1 DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND. Dial up the craic and meet your new Topdecker BFFs in Dublin this afternoon. Get your bearings before we head out to capture some great snaps on a walking tour through town. Next up: a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, where we’ll drink in Ireland’s history (literally). (D) DAY 2 DUBLIN TO KILLARNEY. First stop, stunning Cork. Think: snug pubs, colourful houses and artisan coffee. On the way to the green hills of Killarney, we’ll make a pit stop at Blarney Castle. Kiss the Blarney Stone and legend has it that you’ll be gifted with ‘the banter’. (B,D) DAY 3 KILLARNEY. With astounding 1000 m high peaks towering over lakes, waterfalls and woodland, Killarney should keep you well occupied today. Later, gear up for an optional whiskey distillery visit and tasting or #throwback tour by means of an old-timey horse and cart. (B) DAY 4 KILLARNEY TO GALWAY. Next up: Galway. A city steeped in history, it’s described by many as being the most ‘Irish’ place in Ireland. Tonight, hang with the hipsters and tuck into some local cuisine. (B,D) DAY 5 GALWAY. Today’s optionals: head out on a visit to the windswept Aran Islands or get active at the Delphi Adventure Centre (think: obstacle courses and ziplines). Wanna stay put in Galway? Eyre Square and the Spanish Arch are worth checking out. Your choice! (B) DAY 6 GALWAY TO BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND. This morning we’re off to the ancient city of Derry, famed for its art and foodie scene. Then: time to bring out the big guns with a visit to the worldfamous Giant’s Causeway. Who’s up for a huge game of hopscotch? Afterwards, the capital of Northern Ireland is calling. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Walking tour of Dublin Guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse Visit the Giant’s Causeway Irish night in Dublin

TRIP CODE: EEIRDD S TA R T 16

JUN

23

JUN

7

JUL

14

JUL

7 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 7 nights in hostels Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++

Horse and carriage ride in Killarney Whiskey distillery tour in Dingle Visit the Aran Islands Famous Black Cab Tour of Belfast

START MEET AT 2PM IN DUBLIN FINISH APPROXIMATELY 1PM IN DUBLIN

S TA R T

FINISH

28

JUL

4

AUG

18

AUG

25

AUG

TRIP PRICE OF £829

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

FINISH 2019

TRIP PRICE OF £859 TRIP PRICE OF £899 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

8 DAYS FROM

829

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 7 BELFAST. Today is up to you. Hit up the Cathedral Quarter for street art and murals coupled with cool venues the locals don’t want you to know about. (B) DAY 8 BELFAST TO DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND. We’ll sit down for one last Irish breakfast before heading back to Dublin, where we’ll say our goodbyes. (B)

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 04 S P E £1 P E R R PE


HOSTEL PLUS

58

8 DAY | EURO HOPPER AMSTERDAM

ROME

YOUR ROUTE

11

4

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

9 D A Y | T O W E R T O TA PA S

WI-FI

SECTOR

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

12

MADRID

2

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP START

START

London

Amsterdam

ENGLAND

NETHERLANDS

1

Heidelberg

1

2

GERMANY

Paris

FRANCE

Loire Valley

1 Munich

Dachau

Venice ITALY

2

San Sebastián

2 Bordeaux

SPAIN

2 Zaragoza FINISH

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

FINISH

2 Madrid

TRIP CODE: EEETAR S TA R T

TRIP CODE: EESCLM

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 G

FINISH

16

JUN

23

JUN

30

JUN

7

JUL

14

APR

21

APR

12

MAY

19

MAY

14

JUL

21

JUL

2

JUN

9

JUN

28

JUL

4

AUG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Orientation tour of Amsterdam Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Walking tour of Munich Visit former concentration camp Dachau ++ Walking tours of Venice and Rome START MEET AT 4PM IN AMSTERDAM FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN ROME

S TA R T G G

18

AUG

FINISH 25

S TA R T

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 3 nights in hostels, 4 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

FINISH

S TA R T

2019

AUG 9

MAY

17

MAY

6 20

JUN

14

JUN

JUN

28

JUN

FINISH

S TA R T

4

JUL

12

JUL

G

18

JUL

26

JUL

G

1

AUG

9

AUG

G

G

15

AUG

23

AUG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Bordeaux winery experience

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Traditional cabaret show in Paris ++ Madrid food tour

FINISH

29

AUG

6

SEP

12

SEP

20

SEP

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in hostels ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN MADRID

DAY 1 AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (D) DAY 2 AMSTERDAM TO HEIDELBERG, GERMANY. (B)

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D)

DAY 3 HEIDELBERG TO MUNICH. (B)

DAY 2 PARIS. (B)

DAY 4 MUNICH TO VENICE, ITALY. (B,D)

DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. (B,L)

DAY 5 VENICE. (B,D)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX. (B)

DAY 6 VENICE TO ROME. (B,L)

DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN. (B,D)

DAY 7 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B)

DAY 6 SAN SEBASTIÁN. (B)

DAY 8 ROME. (B)

DAY 7 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO MADRID. (B,D) DAY 8 MADRID. (B)

This is a sector of the 14 Day The Euro Trip. See p.72 or visit our website.

DAY 9 MADRID. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £829

This is a sector of the 25 Day Summer Compass trip. See p.100 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF £859 TRIP PRICE OF £899

TRIP PRICE OF £949

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

TRIP PRICE OF £999

8 DAYS FROM

TRIP PRICE OF £1049

829

£

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

9 DAYS FROM

GBP PER PERSON

949

£

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 04 S P E £1 P E R R PE

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 06 S P E £1 P E R R PE


ROME

AMSTERDAM

YOUR ROUTE

13

5

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

59

9 D A Y | B O U L E VA R D S T O B E A C H E S

WI-FI

SECTOR

LONDON

BARCELONA

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

15

3

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

FINISH

START

Amsterdam

London

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

1

Paris

2

FRANCE

Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2

2

SWITZERLAND

Avignon Pont du Gard

1

Florence

1

Pisa START

Rome ITALY

2

FINISH

VATICAN CITY

2 Barcelona SPAIN

TRIP CODE: EEETRA S TA R T

TRIP CODE: EEEDLB

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 G

FINISH

21

JUN

29

JUN

5

JUL

13

JUL

19

APR

27

APR

17

MAY

25

MAY

19

JUL

27

JUL

7

JUN

15

JUN

2

AUG

10

AUG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Walking tour of Rome ++ Visit Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower ++ Local guide in Florence START MEET AT 4PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN AMSTERDAM

S TA R T G G

23

AUG

FINISH 31

S TA R T

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hostels, 2 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

FINISH

S TA R T

2019

AUG 10

APR

18

APR

G

JUN

27

JUN

23

JUN

1

JUL

DAY 3 ROME TO FLORENCE. (B,D) DAY 4 FLORENCE TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS. (B,L)

JUL

8

AUG

7

AUG

15

AUG

MAY

9

MAY

26

JUN

4

JUL

G

14

AUG

22

AUG

MAY

23

MAY

30

JUN

8

JUL

G

21

AUG

29

AUG

22

MAY

30

MAY

3

JUL

11

JUL

G

28

AUG

5

SEP

29

MAY

6

JUN

7

JUL

15

JUL

4

SEP

12

SEP

5

JUN

13

JUN

10

JUL

18

JUL

11

SEP

19

SEP

9

JUN

17

JUN

14

JUL

22

JUL

G

12

JUN

20

JUN

17

JUL

25

JUL

G

16

JUN

24

JUN

24

JUL

1

AUG

G

G

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Driving tour of Barcelona

DAY 7 PARIS. (B,D) DAY 8 PARIS TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B,L)

G G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hostels, 2 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

DAY 9 AMSTERDAM. (B)

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D)

This is a sector of the 14 Day The Euro Trip. See p.72 or visit our website.

DAY 4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,L,D)

DAYS 2-3 PARIS. (B) (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS. (B,L,D)

TRIP PRICE OF £919

DAY 6 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. (B,L) DAY 7 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. (B,D)

TRIP PRICE OF £969

DAYS 8-9 BARCELONA. (B) (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £1019

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

This is a sector of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. See p.114 or visit our website.

9 DAYS FROM

919

G

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BARCELONA

DAY 6 SWISS ALPS TO PARIS, FRANCE. (B)

£

FINISH

31

1

++ Bike tour of Paris ++ Scenic excursion to Jungfrau ('The Top of Europe') ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona

DAY 2 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B)

S TA R T G

15

TOP OPTIONALS

DAY 1 ROME, ITALY.

FINISH

19

TRIP PRICE OF £949 TRIP PRICE OF £999

GBP PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF £1049

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

9 DAYS FROM M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 03 S P E £1 P E R R PE

949

£

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 06 S P E £1 P E R R PE

HOSTEL PLUS

9 DAY | ROAD TO THE 'DAM


9 DAY | WESTERN SPIRIT

HOSTEL PLUS

60

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

ROME

15

5

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

START

London

ENGLAND

2 Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2 Florence ITALY

MONACO

1

Pisa

2 French Riviera

1 FINISH

Rome

VATICAN CITY

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: FRENCH RIVIERA, FLORENCE, SWISS ALPS

TRIP CODE: EESSLR S TA R T

TRIP CODE: EECELR

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 19

APR

27

APR

26

APR

4

MAY

10

MAY

18

MAY

17

MAY

25

MAY

24

MAY

1

JUN

31

MAY

8

JUN

4

JUN

12

JUN

G G G

FINISH

9

JUL

17

JUL

12

JUL

20

JUL

16

JUL

24

JUL

19

JUL

27

JUL

23

JUL

31

JUL

S TA R T APR

17

APR

G

16

APR

24

APR

G

23

APR

1

MAY

7

MAY

15

MAY

26

JUL

3

AUG

14

MAY

22

MAY

JUL

7

AUG

G

21

MAY

29

MAY

G

2

AUG

10

AUG

G

28

MAY

5

JUN

4

JUN

12

JUN

G

11

JUN

19

JUN

13

JUN

21

JUN

7

JUN

15

JUN

G

6

AUG

14

AUG

JUN

19

JUN

G

9

AUG

17

AUG

14

JUN

22

JUN

G

16

AUG

24

AUG

S TA R T

2019 9

30

11

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

FINISH G G G G G

FINISH

16

JUL

24

23

JUL

31

JUL JUL

30

JUL

7

AUG

6

AUG

14

AUG

13

AUG

21

AUG

20

AUG

28

AUG

27

AUG

4

SEP

3

SEP

11

SEP

10

SEP

18

SEP

17

SEP

25

SEP

1

OCT

9

OCT

18

JUN

26

JUN

G

23

AUG

31

AUG

18

JUN

26

JUN

G

8

OCT

16

OCT

21

JUN

29

JUN

G

6

SEP

14

SEP

G

25

JUN

3

JUL

G

15

OCT

23

OCT

25

JUN

3

JUL

G

13

SEP

21

SEP

G

2

JUL

10

JUL

G

28

JUN

6

JUL

G

20

SEP

28

SEP

9

JUL

17

JUL

G

2

JUL

10

JUL

G

27

SEP

5

OCT

5

JUL

13

JUL

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF £1059 TRIP PRICE OF £1129 TRIP PRICE OF £1199 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

9 DAYS FROM

1059

£

EUR PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out!)

G G

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera

G

MORE INCLUSIONS

G

++ 8 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 5 nights in hostels, 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Pinch yourself and Instagram your first selfie before we dig into a gourmet picnic under the Eiffel Tower. Yep, you’re really here! (D) DAY 2 PARIS. This morning: free time. Want some ideas? How about the Louvre Museum, the Musée d'Orsay, the Arc de Triomphe or the Champs-Elysées? You’re spoilt for choice in Paris. This evening: an optional Seine river cruise or a cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Trade in the streets of Paris for stunning Swiss mountains. We’ve got some yummy local food on the cards today so get excited. Later, hit the bar for a night with your new travel friends. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Scenic hikes and jaw-dropping views today. Go for a mountain walk or hop on board the Jungfraubahn railway for an optional visit to the Jungfrau Mountain summit. This place will blow your mind. (B,L,D)

M RO YF R DA EU ON R 18 S P E £1 P E R R PE

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Keep your eyes peeled for celebs as you explore this gorgeous part of the world. (B,L) DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Roll into Monaco for a guided tour and the chance to

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Scenic excursion to Jungfrau ('The Top of Europe') START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

see how the 1% live. Feeling lucky? Hit the tables at the Monte Carlo Casino and make it rain (or not). (B)

DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Take THAT shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before heading on to Florence, aka the foodie capital of the world. (B,D) DAY 8 FLORENCE TO ROME. Check out the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum today. (B) DAY 9 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Before you go, don’t miss the chance to visit the Vatican City. That’s real bucket list stuff right there! (B) This is a sector of the 24 Day Spirit of Europe trip. See p.99 or visit our website.


ROME

15

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

4

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

FINISH

17

OSLO

4

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

2

London

BERLIN

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

ENGLAND

61

10 DAY | SCANDI EXPRESS

HOSTEL PLUS

9 DAY | NORTHERN SPRINT

NETHERLANDS

2 FINISH

Oslo

Luxembourg City

Stockholm

NORWAY

LUXEMBOURG

1

SWEDEN

2 Copenhagen

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

DENMARK

2 2 Venice

Verona

2 START

Berlin

START

Rome ITALY

GERMANY

1

TRIP CODE: EESCRL S TA R T

TRIP CODE: EERSGO

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 25

MAY

2

JUN

22

JUN

30

JUN

6

JUL

14

JUL

G G

FINISH

S TA R T

20

JUL

28

JUL

3

AUG

11

AUG

G

17

AUG

25

AUG

G

31

AUG

8

SEP

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Orientation tour of Amsterdam

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Scenic excursion to Jungfrau ('The Top of Europe') ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam

FINISH

14

SEP

22

SEP

28

SEP

6

OCT

S TA R T G

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 5 nights in hostels, 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. (D) DAY 2 ROME TO VENICE. (B,D)

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 5

MAY

14

MAY

12

MAY

21

MAY

19

MAY

28

MAY

26

MAY

4

JUN

2

JUN

11

JUN

9

JUN

18

JUN

G G G

FINISH

16

JUN

25

JUN

23

JUN

2

JUL

30

JUN

9

JUL

7

JUL

16

JUL

14

JUL

23

JUL

21

JUL

30

JUL

28

JUL

6

AUG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Welcome dinner in Berlin Driving tour of Berlin Driving tour of Copenhagen Walking tour of Stockholm

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Street art and nightlife tour of Berlin ++ Guided tour of Stockholm City Hall ++ Visit the Viking Ship Museum

S TA R T G G G

FINISH

4

AUG

13

AUG

11

AUG

20

AUG

18

AUG

27

AUG

25

AUG

3

SEP

G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

G

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hostels ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver START MEET AT 5PM IN BERLIN FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN OSLO

DAY 1 BERLIN, GERMANY. (D)

DAY 3 VENICE. (B,D)

DAY 2 BERLIN. (B)

DAY 4 VENICE TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,L,D)

DAY 3 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS. (B,L)

DAY 4 COPENHAGEN. (B)

DAY 6 SWISS ALPS TO LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG. (B)

DAY 5 COPENHAGEN TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. (B,L,D)

DAY 7 LUXEMBOURG CITY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B)

DAY 6 STOCKHOLM. (B)

DAY 8 AMSTERDAM. (B,D)

DAY 7 STOCKHOLM. (B)

DAY 9 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

DAY 8 STOCKHOLM TO OSLO, NORWAY. (B,L,D)

This is a sector of the 25 Day Summer Compass trip. See p.100 or visit our website.

DAY 9 OSLO. (B,L) DAY 10 OSLO. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £889

This is a sector of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.116 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF £939

TRIP PRICE OF £1079

TRIP PRICE OF £999

TRIP PRICE OF £1139

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

TRIP PRICE OF £1199

9 DAYS FROM

889

£

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

10 DAYS FROM

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

1079

£ M RO Y F BP N A O D R 9G S P E £9 P E R R PE

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 08 S P E £1 P E R R PE


NEW TRIP

10 D A Y | P O R T U G A L S U M M E R

HOSTEL PLUS

62

LISBON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

LISBON

12

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

DAY STOP

2 Porto

Nazaré Ericeira

1 1 START/FINISH

Lisbon

PORTUGAL

2 Lagos

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ERICEIRA ,PASTÉIS DE NATA, LISBON

TRIP CODE: EEPSXX S TA R T

FINISH 2019

S TA R T

FINISH

15

JUN

24

JUN

11

MAY

20

MAY

10

AUG

19

AUG

25

MAY

3

JUN

31

AUG

9

SEP

TRIP PRICE OF £1139 TRIP PRICE OF £1189 TRIP PRICE OF £1249 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

10 DAYS FROM

1139

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 1 LISBON, PORTUGAL. Pocket a Portuguese tart and get to know your soon-to-be mates! Today you’ll discover why Lisbon is basically the San Francisco of Europe on a walking tour. Get excited, it’s going to be an incredible ten days! (D) DAY 2 LISBON TO PORTO. First: a pit stop in Nazaré, then it’s on to Porto. If you think this place has something to do with port wine, you're right! While you’re here, take the time to check out some of the city’s wine cellars and enjoy a drop or two. (B) DAY 3 PORTO. It’s your day, your way! Don’t miss Ribeira, Porto’s famous old town. Here, medieval streets, quirky alleyways and hand-painted azulejos culminate in a stunning port complete with traditional fishing boats. UNESCO rates it and so should you. (B,D) DAYS 4-6 PORTO TO ERICEIRA. Time to check into Ericeira, home to the only surfing reserve in Europe. Wanna learn how to carve like a pro? No worries. After a couple of optional surfing lessons, you’ll have the lingo and skills down in no time. (B) (B) (B,D) DAY 7 ERICEIRA TO LAGOS. Today it’s onwards to Lagos. Think: beaches galore! But first, we’ll tackle the cobbled back streets on a walking tour. Top tip: look out for a handful of all-you-can-eat sushi places hiding around the city. We love local cuisine, but allyou-can-eat? It’s a no-brainer. (B) DAY 8 LAGOS. Ready for a slice of beach and chill? Your wish is our command! See how many of the area’s 100+ beaches you can tick off before sunset (epic views included). (B)

M RO YF P DA GB ON R 14 S P E €1 P E R R PE

DAY 9 LAGOS TO LISBON. It’s back to Lisbon today for a walking tour of the Belém district. Afterwards, steal a minute to yourself (or grab some company) and wind down in the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Sprawl out, have a picnic and get in touch with nature. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Walking tour of Lisbon ++ Walking tour of Lagos ++ Port tasting at a winery in Porto

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

9 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 9 nights in hostels Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Boat cruise on the Douro river ++ Surfing lessons START MEET AT 2PM IN LISBON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 1PM IN LISBON

DAY 10 LISBON. Reminisce about the trip (and brag about your new found surfer #skills) over breakfast, then it’s time to say goodbye. Start planning the next adventure! (B)


VENICE

15

LONDON

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4

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

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2

2

ENGLAND

LISBON

BARCELONA

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London

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NETHERLANDS FINISH

63

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WI-FI

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2 Dachau Munich

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Prague

Zaragoza

Porto

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Segovia

2 Madrid

Sintra

1

FINISH

1 Barcelona

SPAIN

START

2 Lisbon

START

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Venice ITALY

2 TRIP CODE: EESSVL S TA R T

TRIP CODE: EESPXB

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Visit former concentration camp Dachau ++ Walking tour of Prague ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam START MEET AT 6PM IN VENICE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

G G

G= Guaranteed Departure G

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hostels, 2 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

FINISH

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25

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1

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Port tasting at a winery in Porto Visit Sintra Visit Porto Visit the Valley of the Fallen Visit Segovia Farewell dinner in Barcelona

START MEET AT 6PM IN LISBON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BARCELONA

FINISH

17

27

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

FINISH

29

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G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hostels ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Boat cruise on the Douro river ++ Madrid food tour ++ Surfing in San Sebastián

DAY 1 LISBON, PORTUGAL. (D) DAY 2 LISBON. (B) DAY 3 LISBON TO PORTO. (B,D)

DAY 1 VENICE, ITALY. (D)

DAY 4 PORTO. (B)

DAY 2 VENICE. (B,D)

DAY 5 PORTO TO MADRID, SPAIN. (B,D)

DAY 3 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. (B,L)

DAY 6 MADRID. (B)

DAY 4 MUNICH TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,D)

DAY 7 MADRID TO SAN SEBASTIÁN. (B,D)

DAY 5 PRAGUE. (B)

DAY 8 SAN SEBASTIÁN. (B)

DAY 6 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D)

DAY 9 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO BARCELONA. (B,D)

DAY 7 BERLIN. (B)

DAY 10 BARCELONA. (B)

DAY 8 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B) DAY 9 AMSTERDAM. (B,D)

This is a sector of the 21 Day Iberian Voyager trip. See p.88 or visit our website.

DAY 10 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £889

This is a sector of the 27 Day Summer Fun & Sailing trip. See p.104 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF £939

TRIP PRICE OF £949

TRIP PRICE OF £989

TRIP PRICE OF £1009

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

TRIP PRICE OF £1079

10 DAYS FROM

889

£

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

10 DAYS FROM

949

£

EUR PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 5G S P E £9 P E R R PE

EUR PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F UR N A O D R 9E S P E £8 P E R R PE

HOSTEL PLUS

10 D A Y | E U R O P E A N E S C A P E


11 D A Y | T H E M E D R U N N E R

HOSTEL PLUS

64

MADRID

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

ROME

13

DAY STOP

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

Florence ITALY

Pisa

2

2

Marseille FRANCE

2 Barcelona

FINISH

Rome

1

VATICAN CITY

START

2 Madrid SPAIN

1 Valencia

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MARSEILLE, MADRID, FLORENCE

DAY 1 MADRID, SPAIN. Rise and shine, it’s Madrid time. Meet the group today and prepare yourself for the awesome trip ahead. (D)

TRIP CODE: EESCMR S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 15

MAY

25

MAY

12

JUN

22

JUN

26

JUN

6

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10

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24

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17

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21

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31

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4

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14

SEP

18

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28

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G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF £1269 TRIP PRICE OF £1309 TRIP PRICE OF £1349 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

11 DAYS FROM

1269

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 2 MADRID. Free day in Madrid today! Don’t miss a visit to the Chocolatería San Ginés – they’ve been serving some amazing chocolate churros since 1894. Keen to chill instead? Kick back and relax in the Malasaña or Chueca neighbourhoods. (B) DAY 3 MADRID TO VALENCIA. Today we’re heading to Valencia. Ready for more amazing food? Some say Valencia is THE home of paella, but we’ll leave you to decide who does it best. (B) DAY 4 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Get the low down on Barcelona with a driving tour before you go off to explore this buzzing city. Uncover the food market gems scattered across the city and satisfy your inner foodie. Tonight: shall we dance? There’s an optional flamenco show on the cards. (B,D) DAY 5 BARCELONA. Free day today to tick off Park Güell or La Sagrada Família. They’re absolute musts when you’re visiting the city. Tonight, check out Barcelona’s nightlife. It’s a good time here, trust us. (B) DAY 6 BARCELONA TO MARSEILLE, FRANCE. Today we hop over the French border to Marseille. Head out on an included walking tour and uncover what this port city has to offer. It’s multiculturalism and history at its best. (B) DAY 7 MARSEILLE. It’s maritime heaven here in the Vieux Port with yachts for days for the sailing fans out there. Dig into French food tonight and watch the sun set across the port. (B)

M RO YF P DA GB ON R 16 S P E £1 P E R R PE

DAY 8 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Time to roll on to Florence, aka the home of the world’s best gelato and most awesome open-air museum. End your day in true Italian fashion: all the carbs at a local trattoria. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Driving tour of Barcelona ++ Walking tour of Valencia

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 10 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hostels, 2 nights in hotel upgrades, 1 night in a bungalow at a European campsite ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Madrid food tour ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona ++ Guided tour of the Vatican City START MEET AT 6PM IN MADRID FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

DAY 9 FLORENCE. Renaissance beauty meets Italian style in Florence. Say ciao to cheeky David and stroll along the Ponte Vecchio, gelato in hand. It’s a tough life! (B) DAY 10 FLORENCE TO ROME. Enter Rome and become an amateur historian in no time on our guided walking tour. Cross off ruins, obelisks and, of course, the big ticket sights on a day you’ll remember. (B) DAY 11 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Have you really been to Rome if you haven’t visited the pope? Head to the Vatican City on an optional trip. Then, swap numbers as that’s all folks! (B) This is a sector of the 25 Day Summer Compass trip. See p.100 or visit our website.


11 D A Y | E U R O P E E X P R E S S LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

19

5

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

HOSTEL PLUS

LONDON

65

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

2

START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

1 Rhine Valley

2

Dachau

Paris

1 Munich

FRANCE

GERMANY

2

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2 Venice ITALY

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SWISS ALPS, VENICE

DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Today we jump across the English Channel to Paris, where a guided tour and a gourmet picnic next to the Eiffel Tower await. On your free day, tick off all the must-sees, from the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées. (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Trade in Parisian streets for snowy peaks. Upon arrival in the Swiss Alps, chow down on local cuisine and hit the bar for a nightcap. Scenic hikes and jawdropping views are on the agenda for day two. Go for a mountain walk or hop on board the Jungfraubahn railway for an optional visit to the Jungfrau Mountain summit. (B,L,D) (B,L)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Walking tour of Venice ++ Walking tour of Munich ++ Visit former concentration camp Dachau ++ Orientation tour of Amsterdam ++ Stay in the scenic Rhine Valley ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

DAYS 5-6 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Say ciao to Venice! You know it as the floating city, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). Check out St Mark's Square, Accademia Bridge and the rest of the city's usual suspects on a guided walking tour on day two, then jump on a vaporetto and explore the Grand Canal. (B,D) (B,D) DAY 7 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. It's time to get to know Munich! Your Trip Leader will clue you up on the Bavarian capital on a walking tour. (B,L)

TOP OPTIONALS

DAYS 9-10 RHINE VALLEY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Start dreaming of cheese, clogs and café stops as we roll through tulip and windmill dotted fields to Amsterdam, where we’ll get our bearings on a walking tour. On day two, hop on an optional city bike tour of iconic canals, bridges and parks. Culture fiends, delve deeper with a visit to the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum. Top it off with a dinner cruise on the canal. (B) (B,D)

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Seine river cruise in Paris Skydiving in the Swiss Alps Gondola ride in Venice Bike tour of Amsterdam

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

FINISH

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APR

22

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MAY

20

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31

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10

JUN

14

JUN

24

JUN

21

JUN

1

JUL

28

JUN

8

JUL

5

JUL

15

JUL

12

JUL

22

JUL

19

JUL

29

JUL

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 10 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in hostels, 2 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

DAY 8 MUNICH TO RHINE VALLEY. Medieval castles, vineyards and the mighty Rhine River are up next. (B,D)

TRIP CODE: EENDLL

G G G

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26

JUL

5

AUG

2

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12

AUG

9

AUG

19

AUG

16

AUG

26

AUG

30

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9

SEP

6

SEP

16

SEP

20

SEP

30

SEP

4

OCT

14

OCT

11

OCT

21

OCT

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TRIP PRICE OF £1109 TRIP PRICE OF £1189 TRIP PRICE OF £1279 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

11 DAYS FROM

1109

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 11 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. After all the Amster-damage has been done, it's back to ol' Blighty to start planning your next adventure. (B)

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 01 S P E £1 P E R R PE


NEW TRIP

11 D A Y | M O U N TA I N S & M O N U M E N T S

HOSTEL PLUS

66

PARIS

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

ROME

14

MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

START/FINISH

Paris

FRANCE

2

2 Lyon

1

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Florence ITALY

2 START/FINISH

Rome

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ROME, SWISS ALPS, PARIS, LYON

TRIP CODE: EEECPR/EEECRP S TA R T

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S TA R T

2019 20

APR

30

APR

P

20

MAY

30

MAY

R

1

JUN

11

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11

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13

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23

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P

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22

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R

P= paris Departure R= rome Departure

TRIP PRICE OF £1029 TRIP PRICE OF £1149 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

11 DAYS FROM

1029

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAYS 1-2 PARIS, FRANCE. Mon dieu – you’re finally here! Welcome to the home of croissants, crêpes and haute couture. Got high expectations? Paris won’t disappoint! We’ll hit the ground running with a driving tour of the city and a super fancy picnic beside the one and only Eiffel Tower. On day two, it’s up to you – optional bike ride, optional river cruise, or optional cabaret performance? (D) (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO LYON. Time to say hey to the foodie capital of France! Take a wander around the medieval Old Town on a walking tour, then hit up a traditional bouchon (that’s ‘tavern’ to you and me) to see what all the fuss is about. The clubs here are ridic, so don’t miss the chance to check out the nightlife later on. (B) DAYS 4-5 LYON TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Onwards and upwards (literally) – we’re off to the Swiss Alps. Packed with more gorgeous scenery than you can poke a ski pole at, Lauterbrunnen is the stuff dreams are made of – plus, it’s got optionals for DAYS. Go up, up and away with an optional helicopter ride, float down the river, head to the top of the Jungfrau mountain or go all-out with a skydive. (B,D) (B) DAYS 6-7 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Foodies, rejoice! Our next stop is Florence – the birthplace of gelato (and a whole bunch of other Tuscan delicacies to boot). Wander across the Ponte Vecchio, check out the sights and learn some cold hard #facts on a walking tour with a brainy local guide. Then, the city is yours for the taking – so hop to it and get exploring! (B,D) (B) DAYS 8-11 FLORENCE TO ROME. The Trevi Fountain. The Spanish Steps. The Pantheon. Oh – and, you know, that Colosseum thing. Yep, Rome is a pretty big deal! Before the trip comes to a close, there’s plenty of time to cross off all the must-sees on a walking tour. (B,D) (B) (B) (B)

PE R M RO YF P DA GB SON 4 £9 P E R R PE

This is a sector of the 21 Day The Continental trip. See p.90 or visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris ++ Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 10 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hostels, 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Bike tour of Paris ++ Skydiving in the Swiss Alps START

MEET AT 2PM IN PARIS (EEECPR) OR 5PM IN ROME (EEECRP)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ROME (EEECPR) OR 10AM IN PARIS (EEECRP)

HEADS UP! THIS TRIP ALSO GOES IN REVERSE (ROME TO PARIS). SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.


NEW TRIP

ROME

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

15

4

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

67

13 DAY | THE FRENCH CONNECTION

SECTOR

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

20

VENICE

5

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

START

Amsterdam

London

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

FINISH

London

ENGLAND

1

Cologne

2 Paris

2 Munich

FRANCE

GERMANY

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2 Venice ITALY

2

FINISH

2 Venice

Verona

Florence ITALY

MONACO

2

START

French Riviera

Rome

VATICAN CITY

TRIP CODE: EEEZRL

2

Pisa

Orvieto

2

Rome

VATICAN CITY

TRIP CODE: EEFDLV

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 23

APR

4

MAY

14

MAY

25

MAY

18

JUN

29

JUN

G G

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S TA R T

23

JUL

3

AUG

20

AUG

31

AUG

G= Guaranteed Departure

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Guided tour of the Vatican City ++ Segway tour of Munich START MEET AT 6PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

FINISH

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2019

4

JUL

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3

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15

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10

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22

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5

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18

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27

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9

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20

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29

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11

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27

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9

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4

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16

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31

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12

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11

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23

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6

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18

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19

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18

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30

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25

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6

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1

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13

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++ 11 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hostels, 2 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

8

JUN

20

JUN

15

JUN

27

JUN

20

JUN

2

JUL

DAYS 4-5 ROME TO VENICE. (B,D) (B,D)

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6

MORE INCLUSIONS

DAYS 1-3 ROME, ITALY INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (D) (B) (B)

FINISH

22

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23

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14

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26

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13

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25

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21

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3

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18

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30

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17

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1

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19

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31

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25

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27

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8

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN VENICE

DAYS 6-7 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. (B) (B) DAY 8 MUNICH TO COLOGNE. (B) DAYS 9-11 COLOGNE TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B) (B) (B,D)

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G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in hostels, 2 nights in hotel upgrades, 2 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

DAY 12 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B) DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,L,D) (B,L)

This is a sector of the 22 Day Euro City Trail trip. See p.94 or visit our website.

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £1169

DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £1229

DAYS 7-8 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. (B,D) (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £1299

DAY 9 FLORENCE TO ROME. (B,D) DAY 10 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B)

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

DAYS 11-13 ROME TO VENICE. (B,D) (B,D) (B)

12 DAYS FROM

1169

This is a sector of the 20 Day European Getaway trip. See p.84 or visit our website. TRIP PRICE OF £1329

GBP PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF £1409

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

TRIP PRICE OF £1499

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

12 DAYS FROM OM

R YF P DA GB SON R 8 P E £9 P E R R PE

1329

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 03 S P E £1 P E R R PE

HOSTEL PLUS

12 D A Y | E U R O C I T Y WA N D E R E R


NEW TRIP

68 HOSTEL PLUS

13 D A Y | E U R O P E A N C H A R M LONDON

ROME

YOUR ROUTE

21

5

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

13 DAY | ROMAN CHARIOT

WI-FI

SECTOR

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

17

ROME

5

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

START

London

START

London

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Paris

FRANCE

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SWITZERLAND

Florence

Avignon

French Riviera

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Pisa

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ITALY

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Pont du Gard

Florence

Orvieto

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2 Barcelona

VATICAN CITY

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Walking and food tour of London ++ Hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour of London ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Walking tour of Rome START MEET AT 2PM IN LONDON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ROME

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hostels, 5 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND. (D) (B)

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Local guide in Florence START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ROME

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G= Guaranteed Departure

G

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hostels, 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D) (B)

DAYS 3-5 LONDON TO PARIS, FRANCE. (B,D) (B) (B) DAYS 6-7 PARIS, FRANCE TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAYS 8-10 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. (B,L,D) (B) (B)

DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,L,D) (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. (B)

DAYS 11-13 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B,D) (B) (B)

DAYS 6-7 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. (B,D) (B)

This is a sector of the 22 Day Euro City Trail trip. See p.94 or visit our website.

DAY 9 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £1299

DAY 8 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. (B) DAYS 10-11 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. (B,D) (B) DAYS 12-13 FLORENCE TO ROME. (B) (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £1369

This is a sector of the 28 Day Grand European trip. See p.108 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF £1449

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

TRIP PRICE OF £1329

13 DAYS FROM

TRIP PRICE OF £1409

1299

£

TRIP PRICE OF £1499

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

GBP PER PERSON

13 DAYS FROM

1329

£

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 00 S P E £1 P E R R PE

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 03 S P E $1 P E R R PE


NEW TRIP

14 D A Y | C O F F E E & C U LT U R E AMSTERDAM

20

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5

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ROME

69

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START/FINISH

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Berlin

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REPUBLIC

1

Munich

GERMANY

2 Venice

START/FINISH

Rome

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: HAMBURG, AMSTERDAM

DAYS 1-3 ROME, ITALY. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to Rome! This place is kind of a big deal. Cross off the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum on a walking tour, then hunt out the city’s finest pizza. This is gonna be awesome! (D) (B) (B) DAYS 4-5 ROME TO VENICE INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. This morning: pay an optional visit to the Vatican City – the smallest country in the world (and the home of the Pope, no less). Then: on to Venice. Get your bearings on a walking tour of the floating city, then hit the water on an included vaporetto ride along the Grand Canal. On day two, you do you – but whatever you do, don’t forget to Snapchat that glowing pink sunset. *Heart eyes emoji* (B,D) (B,D) DAY 6 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. Sad to be leaving Venice? Not for much longer. Turn that frown upside down, ‘cos we’re making tracks to the friendliest city there ever was (no, really). ‘Munich likes you’ is the city motto. Thanks, Munich! Soak up the good vibes on a walking tour, then hit the Hofbräuhaus for a stein. Prost! (B,L) DAYS 7-8 MUNICH TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. First up: a visit to Dachau concentration camp for a lesson in the resilience of humanity. Then: on to Prague. 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). Oh – and don’t forget to try some roast pork from one of the street vendors lining Old Town Square. (B,D) (B) DAYS 9-10 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. We’ll make a pit stop at 800-year-old Dresden before we move on to Berlin. Prep yourself for currywurst 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. Tomorrow’s optionals: a Third Reich walking tour and the chance to check out the city’s alternative side. (B,D) (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Vaporetto ride in Venice Visit former concentration camp Dachau Walking tour of the restored city of Dresden Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

TRIP CODE: EEECRA/EEECAR S TA R T

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4

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27

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10

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20

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10

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23

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15

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in hostels, 5 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

HEADS UP! THIS TRIP ALSO GOES IN REVERSE (AMSTERDAM TO ROME). SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS. TRIP PRICE OF £1339 TRIP PRICE OF £1419

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Guided tour of the Vatican City ++ Third Reich walking tour of Berlin START

MEET AT 5PM IN ROME (EEECRA) OR 2PM IN AMSTERDAM (EEECAR)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN AMSTERDAM (EEECRA) OR 9AM IN ROME (EEECAR)

DAY 11 BERLIN TO HAMBURG. Packing more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined, plus the first zoo with no enclosures, Hamburg is one of the hippest cities in Europe. And if that weren't enough, Hamburg is also home to 3 km of funfair AND Europe's biggest Japanese garden. Nice. (B) DAYS 12-14 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Get your bearings on a Orientation tour of Amsterdam and see the Dam Square, Royal Palace and National Monument. On our last day in the ‘Dam, there’s a farewell canal dinner cruise to get emosh over, too. (B) (B,D) (B) This is a sector of the 21 Day The Continental trip. See p.90 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF £1499 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

11 DAYS FROM

1339

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 6G S P E £9 P E R R PE


14 D A Y | E A S T E R N E X P O S U R E

HOSTEL PLUS

70

DUBROVNIK

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

18

LONDON

Amsterdam

Berlin

2

2

London

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

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NETHERLANDS FINISH

8

MEALS

ENGLAND

Dresden

GERMANY

2 Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen

1 Vienna

2 Budapest

AUSTRIA

HUNGARY

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Sarajevo

START

Dubrovnik CROATIA

2

1

1 Belgrade SERBIA Srebrenica Mostar

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BUDAPEST

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TRIP PRICE OF £1299 TRIP PRICE OF £1369 TRIP PRICE OF £1449 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

11 DAYS FROM

1299

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAYS 1-2 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. Say hello to Dubrovnik! Take some time to wander the city’s tiny cobblestoned streets and explore hidden cafés and shops before grabbing some dinner and checking out the glitzy nightlife. Tomorrow, there’s some optional sea kayaking on the cards. (D) (B) DAY 3 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Roll out of Dubrovnik and into Sarajevo, a city that’s still shaking off its tragic past. Along the way, we’ll make the most of historic Mostar – known for its medieval Stari Most (Old Bridge) – with a scenic pit stop. (B,D) DAY 4 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Gritty but charming Belgrade is up next. But first, honour the victims of the 1995 genocide at the haunting Srebrenica Genocide Memorial, a sober reminder of the greatest atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Local guides in Dubrovnik and Sarajevo ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

13 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 11 nights in hostels, 2 nights in hotel upgrades English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

START MEET AT 6PM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAYS 5-6 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Rock around Budapest with an included driving tour, checking out Heroes’ Square, Parliament House, the National Palace, Fisherman's Bastion and swanky Andrássy Avenue along the way. Pro tip: when night falls, hang with the hipsters and drink local fruit brandy at one of the original ruin bars. (B) (B)

DAYS 10-11 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. First: a stop at 800-year-old Dresden. Then: Berlin. This place is fun, rebellious, fashionable and the very definition of cool. We’ll drive you around to see (what’s left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building. Day two is up to you! (B,D) (B)

DAY 7 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. On to Vienna for some opera, apple strudel and possibly the best coffee in Europe. FYI, roughly seven square kilometres of vineyards surround Vienna. Vienna fo’ sure knows how to bottle those grapes. You can’t argue with that. (B)

DAYS 12-13 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe! Get your bearings on a walking tour and see the Dam Square, Royal Palace and National Monument. On our second night in the ‘Dam, we’ll finish our Eastern Exposure adventure on a high with a farewell dinner cruise. (B) (B,D)

DAYS 8-9 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. On to the cobblestone streets of Prague. But first, a sobering visit to the former concentration camp, Mauthausen. Tomorrow, you have a full day to enjoy the Czech capital’s street food, quirky charms and the most beautiful Old Town in Europe. (B,D) (B)

DAY 14 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we hop on the ferry back to London. (B) This is a sector of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. See p.114 or visit our website.


14 D A Y | E U R O P E A N W O N D E R LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

‘Topdeck went above and beyond to make sure everything about this trip was amazing. I had the best time!’ - Caitlin

23

6

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

HOSTEL PLUS

LONDON

71

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

Berlin

2

2

NETHERLANDS

START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

Munich

2

GERMANY

Paris

1

FRANCE

2 Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND ITALY

1 Venice

Florence

1

Pisa

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: VENICE

DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). We’re off to Paris! Pinch yourself and Instagram your first selfie before we kick off the trip with a guided tour and a gourmet picnic next to the Eiffel Tower. On day two, the city is yours to explore. (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Trade in Parisian streets for snowy peaks. Upon arrival in the Swiss Alps, chow down on local cuisine and hit the bar for a nightcap. Scenic hikes and jawdropping views are on the agenda for day two. Go for a mountain walk or hop on board the Jungfraubahn railway for an optional visit to the Jungfrau Mountain summit. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Make your food baby sing as we roll into the land of hearty Tuscan cuisine and birthplace of gelato: Florence. (B,L,D)

DAYS 6-7 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Onwards to Rome. Ready to shorten that bucket list of yours? Good. We’ll be ticking off the likes of the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and, of course, the Colosseum. On day two, there’s an optional tour of the Vatican City to get involved with. (B) (B,D) DAY 8 ROME TO VENICE. Say buongiorno to Venice from across the lagoon. You know it as the floating city, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). (B) DAY 9 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. Say hi to Munich! Your Trip Leader will clue you up on the Bavarian capital on a walking tour. (B,L) DAYS 10-11 MUNICH TO BERLIN. Today we’ll hit uber-cool Berlin and set off on a driving tour. Press your nose to the window and check out (what's left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Reichstag building. On day two, go exploring! (B) (B) DAYS 12-13 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Start dreaming of cheese, clogs and café stops as we roll through tulip and windmill

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Visit Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower ++ Walking tours of Rome, Munich, Venice and Amsterdam ++ Driving tour of Berlin ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in hostels, 5 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Traditional cabaret show in Paris ++ Scenic excursion to Jungfrau ('The Top of Europe') ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

dotted fields to Amsterdam, where we’ll get our bearings on a walking tour. Tomorrow, go explore some of the city’s awesome museums. (B) (B,D)

DAY 14 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. After all the Amster-damage is done, it's back to ol' Blighty to start planning your next adventure. (B)

TRIP CODE: EEEWLL S TA R T

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31

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25

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9

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8

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TRIP PRICE OF £1469 TRIP PRICE OF £1559 TRIP PRICE OF £1649 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

14 DAYS FROM

1469

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

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14 D A Y | T H E E U R O T R I P

HOSTEL PLUS

72

AMSTERDAM

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

AMSTERDAM

22

MEALS

6

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

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START/FINISH

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

1 1

Heidelberg

1

GERMANY

2 1 Munich

Paris

FRANCE

Dachau

Swiss Alps

2

Venice ITALY

SWITZERLAND

2 Florence

1

Pisa

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SWISS ALPS, PIZZA, VENICE

DAY 1 AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Welcome to Amsterdam, where you’ll meet the Topdeck squad and jump on a walking tour. Next up, a canal cruise for dinner and drinks. (D)

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TRIP PRICE OF £1349 TRIP PRICE OF £1429 TRIP PRICE OF £1519 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

14 DAYS FROM

1349

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 2 AMSTERDAM TO HEIDELBERG, GERMANY. Wave bye to windy Amsterdam ‘cos Germany awaits. Hear that? It’s a bratwurst and Weissbier calling your name… (B) DAY 3 HEIDELBERG TO MUNICH. Today we’re off to Munich for a guided tour. Lose yourself in the city as you listen to the stories behind landmarks such as the Frauenkirche and, of course, the city’s famous beer halls. (B) DAYS 4-5 MUNICH TO VENICE, ITALY. Today we’re off to Venice – but first, we’ll be paying a sobering visit to Dachau, one of Germany’s former WWII concentration camps. In Venice, enjoy a walking tour and an optional gondola ride (it’s the only way to travel here). (B,D) (B,D) DAYS 6-7 VENICE TO ROME (INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT). Rome awaits. Spot the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and claim Insta fame at the Colosseum. Don’t forget to say hi to the Pantheon, endless Roman ruins, the Vatican City (optional) and more! (B,L) (B) DAY 8 ROME TO FLORENCE. We’re off to Florence via Pisa to see the Leaning Tower. Have you practised your pose for the perfect Insta pic? Waiting for us in Florence is a walking tour. (B,D)

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DAYS 9-10 FLORENCE TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Another day, another country. This time, we’re Switzerland bound, so glue your face to the coach window – you’ll wanna capture the views coming your way. Optional activities include a trip to the top of Jungfrau, skydiving over massive mountains and even a helicopter ride. (B,D) (B,L)

R M RO YF P DA GB SON 7 £9 P E R R PE

DAYS 11-12 SWISS ALPS TO PARIS, FRANCE. Sacré bleu! Today we’re off to Paris, the city of love, croissants and the Eiffel Tower. (B) (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Orientation tour of Amsterdam Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Walking tour of Munich Visit former concentration camp Dachau Walking tour of Venice Vaporetto ride in Venice Walking tour of Rome Visit Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower Local guide in Florence Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hostels, 4 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Guided tour of the Vatican City ++ Scenic excursion to Jungfrau ('The Top of Europe') ++ Bike tour of Paris START MEET AT 4PM IN AMSTERDAM FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN AMSTERDAM

DAYS 13-14 PARIS TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Catch a ride on the coach back to Amsterdam. It’s your last day with the Topdeck crew. We’d tell you to go hard or go home, but we know you’ll do that anyway… (B,L) (B)


BARCELONA

19

LISBON

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3

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COUNTRIES

73

15 DAY | EAST MEETS WEST

WI-FI

SECTOR

BUDAPEST

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

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18

8

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1 Barcelona

2 Copenhagen DENMARK

SPAIN

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Lisbon

2 Valencia

PORTUGAL

Amsterdam

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Hamburg

1 2 Berlin

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Seville

Dresden

2 Granada

Prague

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Bratislava

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Vienna

Volubilis

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Fes

Meknes

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++ Guided tours of Fes and Volubilis ++ Visit the historic city of Meknes START MEET AT 2PM IN BARCELONA FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN LISBON

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights in hotel upgrades, 9 nights in hostels ++ Strait of Gibraltar ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam START MEET AT 6PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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MORE INCLUSIONS 14 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 14 nights in hostels All ferry crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

DAYS 1-2 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (D) (B)

DAY 3 VALENCIA. (B)

DAY 3 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. (B)

DAYS 4-5 VALENCIA TO GRANADA. (B) (B)

DAYS 4-5 VIENNA TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. (B) (B)

DAY 6 GRANADA TO ASILAH, MOROCCO. (B,D)

DAYS 6-7 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,D) (B)

DAY 7 ASILAH TO FES. (B,D)

DAYS 8-9 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 8-9 FES. (B) (B)

DAYS 10-11 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. (B) (B)

DAYS 10-11 FES TO SEVILLE, SPAIN. (B,D) (B)

DAY 12 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. (B)

DAY 12 SEVILLE TO LISBON, PORTUGAL. (B,D)

DAY 13 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B)

DAYS 13-14 LISBON. (B) (B)

DAYS 14-15 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B,D) (B)

This is a sector of the 21 Day Iberian Voyager trip. See p. 88 or visit our website.

This is a sector of the 49 Day Mega European trip. See p.118 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF £1239

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All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

EUR PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 9G S P E £8 P E R R PE

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 7G S P E £8 P E R R PE

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SVARTISEN GLACIER, JYVÄSKYLÄ, HELSINKI

DAYS 1-2 OSLO, NORWAY. You’ve made it to Norway! YES! Meet the crew for dinner on your first night. Then on day two, you’re free to explore Oslo. (D) (B,L)

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EUR PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAYS 3-4 OSLO TO ÅNDALSNES. Today we’re off to Lillehammer, home of the 1994 Winter Olympics, where you can have a go at bobsledding (if you’re brave enough). Next: we travel to the cute town of Åndalsnes. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 5 ÅNDALSNES TO STEINKJER. Chase the sun to Trondheim, the religious capital of Norway. We’ll also make a stop at the amusingly named Hell today. Yes, really. Temps can dip down to -25°C here so be sure to wrap up warm! After snapping up some photographic proof, we're off to Steinkjer for the night. (B,L,D) DAY 6 STEINKJER TO BJERKA. Another day, another round of Snapchat-worthy scenery. Next up: Bjerka. (B,L,D) DAY 7 BJERKA TO TYSFJORD. More gorgeous lake and mountain scenery on our journey today. Then, Tysfjord will be our home for the night. (B,L,D) DAY 8 TYSFJORD TO SKIBOTN. A chance to check out Svartisen – the second largest glacier in Norway (seasonal) – before we cross the Arctic Circle. Pretty cool, huh? Then, polar ice baths and wood-fired saunas are on the itinerary later. (B,L,D) DAYS 9-10 SKIBOTN TO OLDERFJORD. Midnight sun (seasonal), reindeer and moose. Yup, we’re pretty much as far north as it gets. Be sure to do the optional activity and head to the top of the world in Nordkapp. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 11 OLDERFJORD TO ROVANIEMI, FINLAND. Sing 'Jingle Bells' as we make our way to Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus. (B,L,D)

PE R M RO YF P DA GB SON 9 £9 P E R R PE

DAY 12 ROVANIEMI TO JYVÄSKYLÄ. Next up, we’re off to the lakeside town of Jyväskylä to find out why they call it the ‘Athens of Finland’. (B,L,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Cruise the majestic Geirangerfjord Do a 'polar plunge' in an Arctic river Sauna in Skibotn Visit the Arctic Circle Visit Santa's Village

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 14 breakfasts (B), 12 lunches (L), 12 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hostels, 7 nights in cabins at campsites, 1 night in a hotel upgrade ++ Ferry crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Bobsled in Åndalsnes ++ Visit Svartisen, Norway's second largest glacier START MEET AT 6PM IN OSLO FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN TALLINN

DAY 13 JYVÄSKYLÄ TO HELSINKI. A short trip south to the Finnish capital, Helsinki. Kick back and let us show you the highlights of this trendy town. (B,L) DAY 14 HELSINKI TO TALLINN, ESTONIA. More fairytale magic as we hop across to Tallinn with its old city walls and medieval buildings. A walking tour will show you the highlights before we hand you over to the city where you can do your own thing. (B,D) DAY 15 TALLINN. Say goodbye after breakfast today. Round two, anyone? (B) This is a sector of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.116 or visit our website.


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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). They call it Paris – we call it love at first sight. First up: a city driving tour and a fancy picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Shop until you drop along the ChampsÉlysées, then finish off with an optional cabaret show for a #perfectday. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. If you haven’t gone fromage crazy just yet, grab a few wheels before we bid au revoir to Paris and make tracks to beautiful Bordeaux. (B,L) DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN. We’re off to San Sebastián! After checking out the sand and waves, hit up the Old Town. It’s calling your name. (B) DAY 5 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. First up: a driving tour of Barcelona. Later: uncover the food market gems scattered across the city and satisfy your inner foodie. (B,D) DAY 6 BARCELONA. Aww yeah – a free day! Tick off Park Güell and the Sagrada Família and rumble with Las Ramblas. (B) DAY 7 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Bye bye, Barça. Hello, turquoise waters and lush stylings of the French Riviera. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Local guide in Florence

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 14 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in a hostel, 1 night in hotel upgrade, 5 nights in bungalows ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

++ Skydiving in the Swiss Alps ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. First things first: a must-do stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then: Florence. (B,L,D)

DAY 9 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Roll up and out of the Riviera and onwards to the Alps. (B,D)

DAY 14 FLORENCE TO ROME. Create the ultimate Roman Holiday in one day with a whirlwind of Vespas, espresso and pizza. (B)

DAY 10 SWISS ALPS. Scenic hikes and jaw-dropping views are on today's agenda. (B,L,D)

DAY 15 ROME. Last chance to find the best pizza or pasta before we head off. Say your goodbyes – we’re outta here today. (B)

DAY 12 VENICE. A vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal and a walking tour will unveil the treasures of St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. (B,D)

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TOP OPTIONALS

DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Live life in the fast lane as we cruise through dazzling Monaco. (B)

DAY 11 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Stop off in Verona to see Juliet’s balcony before we move on to the city of canals. (B,L,D)

TRIP CODE: EEMELR

TRIP PRICE OF £1649 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

15 DAYS FROM

1479

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 9G S P E £9 P E R R PE


16 D A Y | G A U D Í & G L I T Z

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76

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Pisa

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Athens

GREECE

1 1 Mykonos

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MYKONOS

DAYS 1-2 BARCELONA, SPAIN. Bienvenidos to the city of Art Nouveau, alluring accents, and, most importantly, tapas. We’re in Barça, baby! (D) (B)

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16 DAYS FROM

1729

£

EUR PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 3 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Get that selfie stick out as we roll along the coast to rub shoulders with the rich and famous at the world's most lavish waterfront property – the French Riviera. (B)

DAY 4 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Roll out the red carpet and put on your best fake Rolex – it’s go time! Dodge the paparazzi on the promenade before we hit the casinos of Monaco tonight. (B) DAY 5 FRENCH RIVIERA TO VENICE, ITALY. Leave a love letter to your boo at Juliet’s balcony in Verona before we move on to the floating city. Yep, we’re talking Venice! (B,D) DAY 6 VENICE. Get acquainted with Venice’s best on a walking tour, then take to the canals on an optional gondola ride. Corny smooching encouraged. (B,D) DAY 7 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Take THAT shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before trucking on to the Tuscan hills outside Florence to eat, sleep, repeat in the foodie capital of the world. (B,L,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Vaporetto ride in Venice Local guide in Florence Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera Visit Mykonos

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 15 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotel upgrades, 5 nights in hostels, 4 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 3 nights in canvas cabins, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Guided tour of the Vatican City START MEET AT 6PM IN BARCELONA FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ATHENS

DAYS 8-9 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Onwards to Rome. Time to shorten that bucket list! Swing by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and check out the mighty Colosseum. (B,D) (B)

DAY 15 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. After all that partying in Mykonos, we’ll be making our way back to Athens with a heavy heart (or a hearty headache). There’s a guided driving tour to get involved with before we check in. (B)

DAYS 10-11 ROME TO ATHENS, GREECE. After an overnight ferry trip, stretch your legs and explore on a guided tour (cue jaw drop at the Acropolis and Parthenon). Then: grab some gyros or hit the sack. (B) (B,D)

DAY 16 ATHENS. Share a last kleftiko with your new BFF before our trip ends after breakfast. (B)

M RO YF P DA GB ON R 09 S P E £1 P E R R PE

DAYS 12-14 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Excitement level: 100/10. Today we’re hopping on a ferry to Mykonos for two nights of tropical bliss, epic beaches, sinfully good local restaurants and a bustling nightlife. What's not to love? (B,D) (B) (B)

This is a sector of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. See p.114 or visit our website.


16 D A Y | E A S T E R N E X P R E S S LONDON

26

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8

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77

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Lake Bled

Pag Island CROATIA

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: PAG ISLAND, PRAGUE

DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. Meet your Trip Leader, then step back to 753 BC in one of the world's oldest open-air museums on a walking tour. Give that bucket list a workout! (D) DAYS 2-3 ROME TO VENICE INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Say buongiorno to Venice from across the lagoon as we check into our accommodation, have an Eat Pray Love-worthy relationship with an irresistible Italian (meal) and get pumped for living out our own version of The Italian Job tomorrow. (B,D) (B,D) DAYS 4-6 VENICE TO PAG ISLAND, CROATIA VIA POSTOJNA CAVE, SLOVENIA. Check out the stalagmites at Postojna Cave on the way to one of Croatia's coolest today. Don’t forget to set your watch to island time! (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAY 7 PAG ISLAND TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Shoot one last longing look at Pag before arriving in Ljubljana (lyoob-lya-nah) – the capital of Slovenia. (B) DAYS 8-9 LJUBLJANA TO AUSTRIAN ALPS, AUSTRIA. Find out why social media can’t get enough of Lake Bled as we make a pit stop on our way to the Austrian Alps. When we get there, it’s your choice: take in the mountain air on foot or by bike. (B,D) (B,L)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Vaporetto ride in Venice Pag Island getaway Visit Lake Bled Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 15 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D) ++ 10 nights in hostels, 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 2 nights in an Austrian Gasthof ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Visit Postojna Cave ++ Local beer tasting in Prague START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAYS 10-11 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. First: a sobering visit to former concentration camp Mauthausen. Then: on to Prague for a walking tour through the cobblestone streets (and to fuel up on the pastry deliciousness that is trdelník). (B,L,D) (B)

DAY 16 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. We’ll love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we ferry back to London. (B)

DAYS 12-13 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Get acquainted with 800-year-old Dresden before we make tracks to Berlin. Currywurst, anyone? (B,D) (B)

This is a sector of the 28 Day Grand European trip. See p.108 or visit our website.

DAYS 14-15 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Cheese lovers, rejoice. Your next stop is a local Dutch farm to see how gouda and clogs get made. Then, it’s on to Amsterdam for mayodipped fries and dazzling red lights. (B) (B,D)

TRIP CODE: EEGERL

16 DAYS FROM

1559

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 8G S P E £9 P E R R PE


16 D A Y | E A S T E R N S P I R I T

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78

ROME

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22

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16 DAYS FROM

1319

£

EUR PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. What’s up, Rome! Meet your new travel mates and get pumped. (D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

DAYS 2-3 ROME TO VENICE. It’s off to Venice via Verona (the home of Romeo and Juliet). Tick off the sights then head out to explore the canals. (B,D) (B,D)

++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-­Birkenau ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

DAYS 4-5 VENICE TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Next up: Vienna, known for its famous musicians, grand coffee houses and, of course, apple strudel. Yum. (B,L) (B) DAYS 6-7 VIENNA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. We’ll stop in Bratislava on our way to the twin cities of Buda and Pest. (B) (B) DAYS 8-9 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. Our next stop is Kraków – with a sobering visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau en route. (B) (B) DAYS 10-11 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. With its cobblestone streets and medieval spires, Prague is like something out of a fairytale. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 12-13 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. There’s enough time for a stop at historic Dresden before we make tracks to cooler-than-cool Berlin. (B,D) (B) DAYS 14-15 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam is a bit like a liberal Venice with bicycles and a world-famous Red Light District. Check out Anne Frank’s house, grab some herring and soak up the nighttime vibes. (B) (B,D) DAY 16 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. One more breakfast, then it's back to London. Here’s to the next adventure! (B) This is a sector of the 24 Day Spirit of Europe trip. See p.99 or visit our website.

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 15 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 12 nights in hostels, 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-­conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Tickets to the Viennese Chamber Orchestra START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

PE R M RO YF P DA GB SON 3 £8 P E R R PE


16 D A Y | R U S S I A N R E V E L AT I O N S BERLIN

23

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6

COUNTRIES

1 STOP & STAY

WI-FI

HOSTEL PLUS

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79

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St Petersburg RUSSIA

1 1 Novgorod

START

Tallinn

ESTONIA

Riga

LATVIA

2

1 Velikiye Luki

Moscow

1 Vilnius

LITHUANIA

1 FINISH

Berlin

GERMANY

2

Warsaw

POLAND

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BERLIN, MOSCOW

DAY 1 TALLINN, ESTONIA. Meet your new Topdeck fam in Tallinn and get excited! We’ll kick things off with a walking tour of the city’s medieval highlights. DAYS 2-4 TALLINN TO ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. We’ve got an early start today as we make tracks to the land of 11 time zones. Luckily, we have a local guide to start us off on the right foot. (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAY 5 ST PETERSBURG TO NOVGOROD. Next up: World Heritage-listed city Novgorod. Get your bearings on a walking tour, then round things off with a glass of Medovukha – the Russian version of mead. (B,D) DAYS 6-8 NOVGOROD TO MOSCOW. Today’s drivebys include some former communist farmland and the place Tchaikovsky's greatest symphonies were composed. This afternoon, we’ll rendezvous with Moscow. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 9 MOSCOW TO VELIKIYE LUKI. Bid farewell to Moscow and say hello to our next stop: Velikiye Luki. (B,D) DAYS 10-11 VELIKIYE LUKI TO RIGA, LATVIA. Riga's up next – another World Heritage star in an already studded Baltic line-up. Our recommendation? Get quaint in the Old Town district. (B,D) (B) DAY 12 RIGA TO VILNIUS, LITHUANIA. Next stop on the Baltic boulevard of fame? Lithuania's Vilnius. This place is home to Europe’s largest baroque old town and the world's only statue of Frank Zappa. Why? No idea. But let us know if you find out. (B) DAYS 13-14 VILNIUS TO WARSAW, POLAND. Though steeped in history, Warsaw is a far cry from its wartorn past. It’s also got an old town so fine, it's World Heritage-listed. (B,D) (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Local Russian guide while in Russia ++ Visit the State Hermitage Museum ++ Guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

15 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 7 dinners (D) 12 nights in hotel upgrades, 3 nights in hostels Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

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TRIP PRICE OF £1849 TRIP PRICE OF £1949

DAYS 15-16 WARSAW TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Our final leg brings us to Berlin, where we’ll exchange teary goodbyes over an included dinner. Auf Wiedersehen is hard enough to say in English, so book another trip so you can don your lederhosen once again. (B,D) (B) This is a sector of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.116 or visit our website.

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++ Tickets to a famous Russian ballet ++ Guided tour of the Kremlin Armoury START MEET AT 12PM IN TALLINN FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BERLIN

FINISH

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GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 10 S P E £1 P E R R PE


17 D A Y | T H E C O A S TA L R O A M

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Zaragoza

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Rome

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SAN SEBASTIÁN, MARSEILLE

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TRIP PRICE OF £1689 TRIP PRICE OF £1789 TRIP PRICE OF £1899 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

17 DAYS FROM

1689

£

EUR PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Spot French poodles on an epic driving tour then feast on a gourmet picnic under the Eiffel Tower. Kick back and watch Paris do her thang. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Today you’re free to soak up those Parisian vibes however you like. Today’s optionals? Get involved with a bike tour, get cruise-y on the Seine or go all-out ooh la la with a cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Home to over 9,000 wine producers, Bordeaux knows the A to Z of a fine drop. UNESCO World Heritage site alert! (B,L) DAY 4 BORDEAUX. How many grapes can you squeeze into your free day in Bordeaux? However many you manage, don’t forget to try a canelé (that’s a delicious pastry to you and me). (B) DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN. Learn from the Bordeaux wine bosses with an included tasting. Fancy. Later, it’s up and onwards to San Sebastián. (B,D) DAY 6 SAN SEBASTIÁN. Hooray, another free day! Want to learn how to shaka like a Spaniard? An optional surfing lesson has your name on it. (B) DAY 7 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO MADRID. Today we head inland to Spain’s capital – home to some big ol’ masterpieces and Real Madrid FC. Swap stories over an included dinner. (B,D) DAY 8 MADRID. Madrid is all yours for the day. Tonight, discover the city’s wild and eccentric nightlife. Get dancing! (B) DAY 9 MADRID TO VALENCIA. Today we roll on over to Valencia, where a walking tour awaits. Insert #instaworthy pics here. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Bordeaux winery experience

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 16 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 11 nights in hostels, 4 nights hotels, 1 night in bungalow ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

DAY 12 BARCELONA TO MARSEILLE, FRANCE. France, we meet again. Today we shake hands with one of the most visited cities in the country. (B) DAY 13 MARSEILLE. Continue that foodie mission with a serving of bouillabaisse – a big ol’ fish stew. (B) DAY 14 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Today we’re heading to fabulous Florence. (B,D) DAY 15 FLORENCE. Keep an eye out for the essentials on a walking tour. Afterwards, take a peek at that naked dude, David. (B) DAY 16 FLORENCE TO ROME. Check off the Leaning Tower of Pisa before saying hey to Rome. Today you’ll head out on a walking tour to end all walking tours. Treat yo’ self and go pizza hunting afterwards. (B)

M RO YF P DA GB ON R 00 S P E £1 P E R R PE

DAY 10 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Time to say hola to Barcelona! Tonight, there’s an optional flamenco show on the cards. Shall we dance? (B,D)

DAY 17 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Sip that last shot of espresso and say goodbye today. (B)

DAY 11 BARCELONA. Rumble along Las Ramblas, sample some pintxos (trust us, they’re addictive) and get a taste of those fresh nighttime vibes. (B)

This is a sector of the 25 Day Summer Compass trip. See p.100 or visit our website.


17 D A Y | T H E G R E AT E A S T E R N PRAGUE

23

MEALS

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9

COUNTRIES

1 STOP & STAY

WI-FI

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HOSTEL PLUS

ATHENS

81

SECTOR

FINISH

2 Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen

1 Vienna

2 Budapest

AUSTRIA

HUNGARY

1 Belgrade SERBIA

Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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Srebrenica

Mostar Budva Dubrovnik 2

MONTENEGRO

CROATIA

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Tirana

ALBANIA

Meteora

1

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Athens

GREECE

1 1

Mykonos

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: DUBROVNIK

DAY 1 ATHENS, GREECE. Get to know the wolfpack tonight over a big, fat Greek dinner. (D) DAYS 2-4 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. You’ve got three nights to party on the beach. Can we get a hell, yeah? (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 5 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. It’s back on the ferry to Athens today for another dose of gyros and ancient monuments. (B) DAY 6 ATHENS TO METEORA. Today we’ll head north to Meteora, where we’ll explore a complex of clifftop monasteries dating back to the 14th century. (B,D) DAY 7 METEORA TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Funky façades make for a fresh selfie backdrop in this low key city. (B,D) DAYS 8-9 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. Hum the Game of Thrones theme – we’re heading to Dubrovnik, the real life version of King’s Landing. (B,D) (B) DAY 10 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Today it’s up and onwards to Sarajevo. (B,D) DAY 11 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Next stop: Belgrade, where a history tour awaits. (B) DAYS 12-13 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. It’s off to Budapest for the next two nights. Don’t miss the hot springs! (B) (B) DAY 14 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. On to charming Vienna – home of Strauss, coffee and apple strudel. *drools* (B) DAYS 15-16 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Tick off Prague’s big sights on a walking tour. Then: the city’s street food, quirky museums and bars are yours for the taking. (B,D) (B) DAY 17 PRAGUE. Say your goodbyes – our trip ends after breakfast. (B) This is a sector of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. See p.114 or visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Party in Mykonos Visit the cliffside monasteries of Meteora Local guides in Tirana and Dubrovnik Visit the Srebrenica Memorial Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 16 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hostels, 6 nights in hotel upgrades, 3 nights in canvas cabins ++ Modern air­-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TRIP CODE: EEEDAP S TA R T

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TRIP PRICE OF £1549

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Tickets to the Viennese Chamber Orchestra ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik START MEET AT 6PM IN ATHENS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN PRAGUE

TRIP PRICE OF £1619 TRIP PRICE OF £1699 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

17 DAYS FROM

1549

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 2G S P E £9 P E R R PE


19 D A Y | E U R O P E A N H O R I Z O N S

HOSTEL PLUS

82

ROME

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

31

LONDON

MEALS

9

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

2

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Dresden

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1

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ZADAR

DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. All roads lead to Rome. Dig into a tasty Italian dinner and get to know your trip mates tonight. (D)

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TRIP PRICE OF £2099 TRIP PRICE OF £2249 TRIP PRICE OF £2399 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

19 DAYS FROM

2099

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out!)

DAY 2 ROME TO SAILING IN GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Today we’ll hop on board an overnight ferry to Greece. Don’t forget the sunscreen! (B) DAYS 3-5 SAILING IN GREECE. Turquoise water. Swimming. Diving off boats. Epic Instagram shots. You could probably get used to this. (B,L) (B,L) (B,L,D) DAY 6 SAILING IN GREECE TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Stuff one last gyros into your backpack as we leave Greece and head north towards the bright lights of Albania, where a driving tour awaits. (B,D) DAYS 7-8 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. We’ll make a quick stop in Montenegro before we cross the border into Dubrovnik, where you can catch the views from the water with a spot of optional sea kayaking. (B,D) (B) DAY 9 DUBROVNIK TO ZADAR. Zadar is next! The Sea Organ is a quirky art installation that sits among Zadar's eclectic mix of Roman ruins and public art – and it plays music! (B) DAYS 10-11 ZADAR TO VENICE, ITALY VIA POSTOJNA CAVE, SLOVENIA. First up: the surreal Postojna Cave. Then, say ciao to Venice and get pumped for tomorrow’s vaporetto ride.. (B,D) (B,D) DAY 12 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. Munich is known for two things: beer and BMWs. Put your pedal to the metal at a beer hall tonight. (B,L) DAYS 13-14 MUNICH TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. We’ll stop at the former concentration camp Dachau for a lesson in the resilience of humanity on our way to Prague. When we get there, don’t miss out on the chance to try some amazing street food. (B,D) (B)

M RO YF P DA GB ON R 11 S P E £1 P E R R PE

DAYS 15-16 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Hello, Berlin! Soak up the cool, artsy and historical vibes before an included dinner. Tomorrow, check out the likes of the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie. (B,D) (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

3 nights sailing in Greece Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Vaporetto ride in Venice Local guides in Tirana and Dubrovnik Visit former concentration camp Dachau

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 18 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in hostels, 3 nights in hotel upgrades, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ English Channel crossing ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAYS 17-18 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Cheese lovers, rejoice. Your next stop is a local Dutch farm to see how gouda gets made. Next: Amsterdam, mayo-dipped fries and red lights. On our second day here, there’s a farewell dinner cruise to get emosh over. (B) (B,D) DAY 19 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning – it’s time to head back to London. (B) This is a sector of the 27 Day Summer Fun & Sailing trip. See p. 104 or visit our website.


20 D A Y | E A S T E R N E X P L O R E LONDON

25

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11

COUNTRIES

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HOSTEL PLUS

DUBROVNIK

83

SECTOR

2 Copenhagen DENMARK

Amsterdam

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London

Hamburg

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2

ENGLAND

Dresden

GERMANY

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Auschwitz -Birkenau

2

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Vienna

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HUNGARY

Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

1

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START

Dubrovnik CROATIA

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BERLIN, BRATISLAVA

DAYS 1-3 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. Meet the group, wander Dubrovnik's tiny cobblestoned streets and prepare yourself for the journey ahead. Good times are coming your way! (D) (B) (B) DAY 4 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Today it’s out of Dubrovnik and onwards to Sarajevo for a walking tour – and a chance to get to know this town’s A to Z. (B,D) DAY 5 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Dig into Belgrade: the capital of modern-day Serbia. Today we’ll visit the Srebrenica Memorial to pay our respects – and for a sobering reminder of past events. (B) DAYS 6-7 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Say hello to twin cities Buda and Pest! Don’t miss out on the optional dinner cruise on the river on day two. (B,D) (B)

DAY 8 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Today we move on to Vienna – but first, we’ll make a pit stop at Bratislava. Later, top off your day with a search for schnitzels and apple strudel. (B) DAYS 9-10 VIENNA TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. On to gothic Kraków to devour all the pierogi. Miraculously untouched by the effects of war, the city boasts some serious Middle Ages swag and a quaint Old Town neighbourhood. (B) (B) DAYS 11-12 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Learn more about the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Next: crack on to Prague. Welcome to a land of cheap beer and fairytale architecture. (B,D) (B) DAYS 13-14 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. We’ll drive you around to see (what’s left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate. Don’t forget to try the currywurst! (B,D) (B) DAYS 15-16 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Home to more Nordic cool than you can poke a hipster’s beard at, Copenhagen is sure to impress. (B) (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Local guide in Sarajevo ++ Orientation tour of Amsterdam ++ Visit the Srebrenica Memorial

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

19 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) 2 nights in hotel upgrades, 17 nights in hostels English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

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DAY 17 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. Next stop: Hamburg, aka the ‘Gateway to the World’. Boasting more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined, it’s one of the hippest cities in Europe. (B) DAYS 18-19 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Welcome to the ‘Dam. Get your clogs on for a walking tour and delve deeper with a visit to the Anne Frank House. Finish on a high with a farewell dinner cruise. (B) (B,D) DAY 20 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. One more breakfast, then we’re outta here. (B) This is a sector of the 49 Day Mega European trip. See p.120 or visit our website.

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Local beer tasting in Prague ++ Street art and nightlife tour of Berlin

FINISH 2019

TRIP PRICE OF £2199 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

20 DAYS FROM

1999

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 00 S P E £1 P E R R PE


20 D A Y | E U R O P E A N G E TAWAY

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84

LONDON

33

LONDON

MEALS

9

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: PARIS, MONACO, AMSTERDAM, VENICE

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Today it’s on to the glamorous French Riviera. Keep an eye out for celebs as you explore this beautiful part of Europe. (B)

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Amsterdam

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DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Spend the day at the beach, chill out under the Mediterranean sun, or check out the markets and the lookout over the town. More glitz tonight as we visit Monaco and the Monte Carlo casinos. (B)

Dresden

GERMANY

2 Prague

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Mauthausen

Paris

FRANCE

1 Austrian

Swiss Alps

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2 2

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Venice

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2 French Riviera

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Pinch yourself and Instagram your first selfie. We’ll show you the bright lights of Paris before an epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Time for the Louvre Museum and the Sacré Coeur, the trendy bars in the Latin Quarter or a bike tour around town (optional). Then: an optional river cruise or cabaret show. (B)

Florence

Pisa

2

Orvieto Rome

2

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DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. We head across the Swiss border to the Alps where we’ll trade in Parisian streets for snowy peaks. Urban charm ain't got nothing on Swiss scenery. Once here, munch on some local food (fondue anyone?) and hit the bar for a drink with your travel mates. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Scenic hikes and jaw-dropping views are on today's agenda. Go for a mountain walk or hop on board the Jungfraubahn railway for an optional visit to the Jungfrau Mountain summit. Get ready to say ‘wow’ like 100 times. You could even skydive out of a helicopter (if heights don't scare you). (B,L)

DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Take THAT shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before arriving in Florence. Then: eat, sleep, repeat in the foodie capital of the world. (B,D) DAY 8 FLORENCE. Say ciao to the world’s most famous nude statue (Michelangelo’s David) then eat, eat, eat. Did we mention the gelato here is ah-mazing? (B) DAY 9 FLORENCE TO ROME. Step back to 753 BC in one of the world's oldest open-air museums on an in-depth walking tour and give that bucket list a workout. Stroll by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain and sit on the Spanish Steps. What a day! (B,D) DAY 10 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. We’re off to the Vatican City – home of the pope, the Catholic Church and the best views of Rome. Check out the Sistine Chapel (optional) or head straight out to explore the piazzas. (B) DAY 11 ROME TO VENICE. To Verona for a bit of Romeo and Juliet at the world’s most famous balcony. Then on to Venice. (B,D) DAY 12 VENICE. Gondolas, canals and 118 bridges. You know what to do. Venice really is that beautiful, and you’ve got today to check it out. (B,D) DAY 13 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS, AUSTRIA. Grab your cameras, it’s action time! Austrian Alps – we see ya! (B,L,D) DAY 14 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. A sobering visit to the former


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SWISS ALPS, PARIS, GELATO

concentration camp Mauthausen starts off our day. Then: on to Prague we go! Ready to find out why this is one of Europe’s most exciting cities? (B,L,D)

DAY 15 PRAGUE. Hit up Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square on your free day here today. The Jewish quarter is also worth a look. Prague is all yours, so get amongst it! (B) DAY 16 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. We hit up the 800-year-old city Dresden before heading to hip Berlin for a driving tour. Take notes so that you’ve got a list of awesome things to do on your free day here tomorrow. (B,D) DAY 17 BERLIN. See Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag building and the Holocaust Memorial with a local guide or set your own agenda – we’ve cleared your schedule today. Don’t miss out on the nightlife here tonight. It’s famous for a reason, trust us. (B) DAY 18 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Home to cheese, clogs and tulips, you’re in Amsterdam today. Check out the pretty canals and start to find out why locals and travellers love this place. (B) DAY 19 AMSTERDAM. Explore the city by bike (optional) and check out the first Red Light District to turn into a tourist attraction. Then, we’ll have a farewell dinner cruise together to round off an epic trip. Selfie time! (B,D) DAY 20 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we ferry back to London. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Italian feast in Tuscany ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 19 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotel upgrades, 14 nights in hostels, 2 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 1 night in an Austrian Gasthof ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TRIP CODE: EEFDLL S TA R T

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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TRIP PRICE OF £1999 TRIP PRICE OF £2149

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Guided tour of the Vatican City ++ Seine river cruise in Paris

FINISH 2019

TRIP PRICE OF £2299 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

20 DAYS FROM

1999

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 00 S P E £1 P E R R PE


20 D A Y | A D R I AT I C A D V E N T U R E

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86

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35

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10

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YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Follow in Napoleon’s footsteps down to the glamorous French Riviera. Grab your fur coat and finest pearls – it’s time to rub shoulders with the rich and famous! (B,L)

DAY STOP

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DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Roll out the red carpet and don your best fake Rolex. Dodge the paparazzi on the promenade before we hit the casinos of Monaco tonight. (B)

2

DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Treat your nose to all the fragrant scents at a French perfumery before we drop in on the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then: Florence. Wave hello to that dreamy hunk we know as Michelangelo's David, and gorge yourself on the world’s best gelato. Seriously. (B,D)

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2

Postojna Cave SLOVENIA

Florence ITALY

MONACO

2 French Riviera

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1

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Dubrovnik Rome

2

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2

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Oh, Paris! We’ll make a quick jump across the English Channel, then it’s all aboard for a tour of the City of Love. Did we mention the #epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower? Bon appétit. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. You’ve got a free day to go pastry shopping and explore the Champs-Élysées before we experience the razzle dazzle of an optional cabaret show. Time to channel your inner Parisienne, feather boa and all. (B)

DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Set your cuckoo clock to mountain time! We’re heading into the Swiss Alps (aka the home of Toblerone). Expect snowy peaks and alllllllll the fondue. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Jump on an optional ride to the top of the spectacular Jungfrau mountain for some incred views, or test your nerves by leaping out of a helicopter. Three, two, one… go time! (B,L,D)

DAY 8 FLORENCE TO ROME. See Florence’s Renaissance treasures before we leave for the magnificent open-air museum that is Rome. Tick off all the big guns, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and experience la dolce vita (the sweet life). (B) DAY 9 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Visit the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel and crane your neck at the masterpiece on the ceiling (optional), or let the city’s winding alleys lead the way. Don’t forget to take ample espresso stops to refuel. (B,D) DAYS 10–13 ROME TO SAILING IN GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Today we’ll hop on an overnight ferry to Greece, where we’ll spend three days sailing on the Ionian Sea. Act like the Greek god or goddess you are with endless sunbathing, feasting and swimming opportunities. Your flotilla leader will help you grow your sea legs in no time. (B) (B,L) (B,L) (B,L,D)

DAY 14 SAILING IN GREECE TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Today it’s onwards to Albania, which was once cut off from the western world. Here, you’ll get to know the social science behind the city’s famed rainbowcoloured buildings. (B,D)


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ZADAR, FRENCH RIVIERA, PIZZA

DAY 15 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. Today we reach gorgeous Dubrovnik, home to underrated wine and epic sunsets. Take in the town’s incredible beauty on a walking tour with a local guide. (B,D) DAY 16 DUBROVNIK. Roam free in search of the locations used in that little ol’ TV show Game of Thrones. Alternatively, walk along the top of the 1,940 metres of city walls, then grab a front row seat for the sunset. Yeah, it’s good to be you. (B) DAY 17 DUBROVNIK TO ZADAR. Bye Dubrovnik – we’re moving on along the Dalmatian Coast to the walled city of Zadar. (B) DAY 18 ZADAR TO VENICE, ITALY VIA POSTOJNA CAVE, SLOVENIA. First: an optional visit to Postojna Cave. Then, it’s on to the amazing floating city of Venice. Jaw dropping scenes (and theatrical gondoliers) guaranteed. (B,D) DAY 19 VENICE. A walking tour and a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal will make your last full day in Italy magnifico. Raise your Bellini and toast a legendary trip! (B,D) DAY 20 VENICE. Your adventure finishes after breakfast, but we won’t blame you for sticking around. Round two, anyone? (B) This is a sector of the 27 Day Summer Fun & Sailing trip. See p.104 or visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ Local guides in Florence, Tirana and Dubrovnik

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 19 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hostels, 3 nights in hotel upgrades, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TRIP CODE: EESSLV S TA R T 19

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Scenic excursion to Jungfrau ('The Top of Europe') ++ Gondola ride in Venice

FINISH 2019

TRIP PRICE OF £2479 TRIP PRICE OF £2649 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

20 DAYS FROM

2309

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 16 S P E £1 P E R R PE


21 D A Y | I B E R I A N V O YA G E R

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88

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30

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3

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WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: FES TANNERIES, SAN SEBASTIÁN, LISBON, MADRID

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 8 FES. Explore the town on foot with a local guide before we let you loose to find the best markets and foodie stops. Get your bartering ready, you’ll need it here! (B)

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DAY 10 FES TO SEVILLE, SPAIN. Out of Africa and back to the capital of Andalucia. Spain welcomes us back with open arms. (B,D) DAY 11 SEVILLE. Flamenco, tapas, good times, Seville’s got it all. Hit up Casa de la Guitarra to get the real experience. (B) DAY 12 SEVILLE TO LISBON, PORTUGAL. Start off with the Jeronimos Monastery and the World Heritage-listed Belem Tower. Then, get ready for a night to remember at Bairro Alto, the heart of Lisbon nightlife. (B,D) DAY 13 LISBON. A free day to explore the city. Don’t miss the elevator in Santa Justa, aka the Eiffel Tower’s little cousin. (B)

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Volubilis Meknes

DAY 9 FES. Take a day trip out to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. This ancient site dates back to 40AD and was once the ruling centre of the Roman province of Mauritania. Also: a visit to the World Heritage-listed city Meknes. (B)

Fes

DAY 14 LISBON TO PORTO. If you think Porto has something to do with wine, you’re right. A quick stop in Sintra to visit the Palácio Nacional da Pena and Vila Nova de Gaia, then we hit the cellars. (B,D)

MOROCCO

DAY 1 BARCELONA, SPAIN. Tick off your must-do items: the Columbus Monument, the Sagrada Família, Montjuïc, Pueblo Español and Las Ramblas. Then: tapas. Are you ready for this? (D) DAY 2 BARCELONA TO VALENCIA. A whole morning exploring Barcelona before we head to Valencia with a stop by the Cava Caves (optional). (B,D) DAY 3 VALENCIA. Check out the old riverbed turned public park or kick back in a horse taxi and explore some of Spain’s most untouched beaches. This place is beautiful. (B)

DAYS 4-5 VALENCIA TO GRANADA. Leave paella town for Granada, the last Moorish city in Spain to fall to the Christians. (B) (B) DAY 6 GRANADA TO ASILAH, MOROCCO. Head across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. Enter Asilah, a gorgeous whitewashed resort town that’s similar to Greece in looks and that boasts Spanish-like cuisine. (B,D) DAY 7 ASILAH TO FES. The oldest and largest medieval city in the world also has Morocco’s best foodie scene. Ready, set, eat! (B,D)

DAY 15 PORTO. Check out Ribeira, the famous old town of Porto. Medieval streets and quirky alleyways plus fairytale port with traditional boats. Postcard stuff right? UNESCO rates it and so should you. (B) DAY 16 PORTO TO MADRID, SPAIN. On to the old stomping ground of Picasso, Dalí, Miró and a number of old-time celebs you read about in school. But first: Salamanca, one of the most amazing Renaissance cities in Europe and home to the oldest university in Spain. (B,D)


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‘We stayed in great places, ate amazing food, visited incredible sites and were really immersed in the culture – perfect trip.’ - Rachael

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BARCELONA, GRANADA

DAY 17 MADRID. Check out the Royal Palace – home to one of Europe’s oldest monarchies – and Plaza Mayor. Then, why not use your free time to visit the Prado or just kick back and relax in the botanical gardens? (B) DAY 18 MADRID TO SAN SEBASTIÁN. First, we’ll stop at Segovia, then it’s on to San Sebastián. (B,D) DAY 19 SAN SEBASTIÁN. Try surfing or just chill on the beach. We won’t blame you if you don’t want to leave this place after today. Don’t worry, there are enough pintxos to keep you occupied for a lifetime. (B) DAY 20 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO BARCELONA. Today it’s all about Zaragoza before we head on over to Barcelona for a final serving of sangria to toast to the end of an awesome adventure. (B,D) DAY 21 BARCELONA. Should you stay or should you go? Your call, but we’re outta here after breakfast. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Guided tour of Fes and Volubilis Visit the Valley of the Fallen Port tasting at a winery in Porto Visit the historic city of Meknes

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

20 breakfasts (B), 10 dinners (D) 4 nights in hotels, 16 nights in hostels Strait of Gibraltar ferry crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TRIP CODE: EESPBB S TA R T 30

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Cava Caves tour ++ Flamenco show in Seville

FINISH 2019

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

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1849

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 9G S P E £8 P E R R PE


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21 D A Y | T H E C O N T I N E N TA L

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90

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30

AMSTERDAM

MEALS

7

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: PARIS, PRAGUE, SWISS ALPS, VENICE

YOUR ROUTE

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START/FINISH

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DAYS 1-2 PARIS, FRANCE. Mon dieu – you’re finally here! Welcome to the home of croissants, crêpes and haute couture. Got high expectations? Paris won’t disappoint! We’ll hit the ground running with a driving tour of the city and a super fancy picnic beside the one and only Eiffel Tower. On day two, it’s up to you – optional bike ride, optional river cruise, or optional cabaret performance? (D) (B)

DAY 3 PARIS TO LYON. Time to say hey to the foodie capital of France! Take a wander around the medieval Old Town on a walking tour, then hit up a traditional bouchon (that’s ‘tavern’ to you and me) to see what all the fuss is about. The clubs here are ridic, so don’t miss the chance to check out the nightlife later on. (B)

DAYS 4-5 LYON TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Onwards and upwards (literally) – we’re off to the Swiss Alps. Packed with more gorgeous scenery than you can poke a ski pole at, Lauterbrunnen is the stuff dreams are made of – plus, it’s got optionals for DAYS. Go up, up and away with an optional helicopter ride, float down the river, head to the top of the Jungfrau mountain or go all-out with a skydive. (B,D) (B) DAYS 6-7 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Foodies, rejoice! Our next stop is Florence – the birthplace of gelato (and a whole bunch of other Tuscan delicacies to boot). Wander across the Ponte Vecchio, check out the sights and learn some cold hard #facts on a walking tour with a brainy local guide. Then, the city is yours for the taking – so hop to it and get exploring! (B,D) (B) DAYS 8-10 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. The Trevi Fountain. The Spanish Steps. The Pantheon. Oh – and, you know, that Colosseum thing. Yep, Rome is a pretty big deal! Cross off all the must-sees on a walking tour, hunt out the city’s finest pizza, then pay an optional visit to the Vatican City – the smallest country in the world (and the home of the Pope, no less). (B,D) (B) (B) DAYS 11-12 ROME TO VENICE. Warning: with its maze of canals, bridges and quaint little shops, Venice may just steal your heart. Get your bearings on a walking tour of the floating city, then hit the water on an included vaporetto ride along the Grand Canal. On day two, you do you – but whatever you do, don’t forget to Snapchat that glowing pink sunset. *Heart eyes emoji* (B,D) (B,D) DAY 13 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. Sad to be leaving Venice? Not for much longer. Turn that frown upside down, ‘cos we’re making tracks to the friendliest city there ever was (no, really). ‘Munich likes you’ is the city motto. Thanks, Munich! Soak up the good vibes on a walking tour, then hit the Hofbräuhaus for a stein. Prost! (B,L)


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ROME, LYON, SWISS ALPS

DAYS 14-15 MUNICH TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. First up: a visit to Dachau concentration camp for a lesson in the resilience of humanity. Then: on to Prague. 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). Oh – and don’t forget to try some roast pork from one of the street vendors lining Old Town Square. (B,D) (B) DAYS 16-17 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. We’ll make a pit stop at 800-year-old Dresden before we move on to Berlin. Prep yourself for currywurst 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. Tomorrow’s optionals: a Third Reich walking tour and the chance to check out the city’s alternative side. (B,D) (B) DAY 18 BERLIN TO HAMBURG. Hamburg is next! Packing more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined, plus the first zoo with no enclosures, Hamburg is one of the hippest cities in Europe. And if that weren't enough, Hamburg is also home to 3 km of funfair AND Europe's biggest Japanese garden. Nice. (B) DAYS 19-21 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe! Get your bearings on a walking tour of the vibrant capital and see the Dam Square, Royal Palace and National Monument. Then: explore all that this city has to offer. Optional bike tour, anyone? On our last day in the ‘Dam, there’s a farewell canal dinner cruise to get emosh over, too. (B) (B,D) (B)

HEADS UP! THIS TRIP ALSO GOES IN REVERSE (AMSTERDAM TO PARIS). SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Visit former concentration camp Dachau ++ Walking tour of the restored city of Dresden ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

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++ 20 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 9 dinners (D) ++ 15 nights in hostels, 5 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

++ Skydiving in the Swiss Alps ++ Street art and nightlife tour of Berlin

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GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

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1999

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 1 ATHENS, GREECE. First things first: kick off your trip with an included big, fat Greek dinner. (D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

DAYS 2-4 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. You’ve got three nights to explore one of Europe’s most happening islands: Mykonos. Head down to Paradise Beach if you’re looking for a party. (B,D) (B) (B)

++ ++ ++ ++

DAY 5 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. Catch you later, Mykonos – this show is back on the road! (B) DAY 6 ATHENS TO METEORA. Today we head north to Meteora, where we’ll visit a complex of clifftop monasteries. (B,D) DAY 7 METEORA TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. To Albania, which was once cut off from the western world. (B,D) DAYS 8-9 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. It’s onwards to Montenegro, then across the border to Dubrovnik. (B,D) (B) DAY 10 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Visit a city that’s heroically rebuilding itself following its recent tragic past. (B,D) DAY 11 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. On to Belgrade, where the nightlife is totally underrated. (B) DAYS 12-13 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Spend the next two nights among the hot springs and Art Nouveau of Budapest. (B) (B) DAY 14 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. On to charming Vienna: the home of opera, great coffee and apple strudel. (B) DAYS 15-16 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. First: experience a sombre visit to Mauthausen. Then: arrive in Prague, where a tour of the neighbourhood awaits. (B,D) (B)

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(B,D) (B)

Local guides in Tirana and Dubrovnik Party in Mykonos Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 20 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) ++ 11 nights in hostels, 6 nights in hotels, 3 nights in canvas cabins ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Local beer tasting in Prague ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik START MEET AT 6PM IN ATHENS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAYS 19-20 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Next up is Amsterdam, famous for its canals, bicycles and Red Light District. Get ready for a farewell dinner canal cruise. (B) (B,D) DAY 21 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Back to London today. Time to swap those numbers! (B) This is a sector of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. See p. 114 or visit our website.


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DAYS 1-3 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Kick things off with a driving tour of Paris and a picnic by the Eiffel Tower. Next day: the city’s yours to explore before we get together for an optional cabaret show or river cruise. (D) (B) (B) DAY 4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Up next: the Swiss Alps and the fairytale village of Lauterbrunnen. The views? OMG. Are you ready for this? (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS. Reach new heights with an optional skydive or helicopter ride over the stunning Swiss Alps. You could always go hiking too. (B,L,D) DAY 6 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. On to the medieval walled city of Avignon, once known as the City of Popes. (B,L) DAY 7 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. First stop: the famous Roman aqueduct, Pont du Gard. Then: Barcelona. Let’s do this! (B,D) DAY 8 BARCELONA. Visit Park Güell to see some Gaudí architecture, go shopping or just eat as much tapas as you can. (B) DAYS 9-10 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Explore the Riviera and kick back at the beach before we hit the casinos of Monte Carlo. (B) (B) DAYS 11-12 FRENCH RIVIERA TO VENICE, ITALY. A quick stop in Verona, the hometown of Romeo and Juliet, before we cruise down to Venice. Jump on a vaporetto on the Grand Canal. (B,D) (B,D) DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Get THAT shot in Pisa before we eat our way through Florence. (B,L,D) DAYS 14-15 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. On to Rome for an epic walking tour before we let you do your own thing. Don’t miss: the Vatican City (optional) and the Spanish Steps.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Party in Mykonos ++ Visit the Pont du Gard

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 21 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotels, 9 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 3 nights in canvas cabins, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

(B) (B,D)

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DAYS 18-20 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Spend three nights on what could be Greece’s most famous island. Swim in crystal clear water, party at Paradise Beach or just sunbathe every day. Your call. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 21 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. Ferry back to Athens today. Mykonos, we’ll miss you! (B) DAY 22 ATHENS. Quick, grab all the final selfies with your new BFFs! Our trip ends after breakfast. (B) This is a sector of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. See p. 114 or visit our website.

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TOP OPTIONALS

(B,D) (B)

DAYS 16-17 ROME TO ATHENS, GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Ferry to the Port of Patras then on to Athens, the birthplace of gyros and democracy.

TRIP CODE: EEEDLA

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

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GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

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NEW TRIP

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DAYS 8-10 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Florence has more stories than Bilbo Baggins, more culture than a Shoreditch hipster, and it gave the world gelato. Get schooled on the Medici family and stroll the Ponte Vecchio (the only bridge not bombed in WWII) on an in-depth tour with a local guide. Then, the city is yours to roam as you please. Also: optional wine tasting on day three. Cheers! (B,L,D) (B) (B)

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DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND. You’re in London, baby! Practise your finest cockney accent and say hello to your new ‘china plates’ (that’s ‘mates’ to you and me). We’ll kick things off with a walking tour of the capital’s must-sees – stopping off at some jolly marvellous eateries along the way. On day two, there’s a hop-on-hop-off sightseeing expedish to look forward to. How simply spiffing! (D) (B) DAYS 3-5 LONDON TO PARIS, FRANCE. Bonjour, Paris! Who’s up for a driving tour AND a gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower? On your two free days in the City of Love, you can please yourself – browse

through bookshops in Le Marais, sip on espresso in a chic café, or hit the Champs-Élysées. If you’re in the mood for an optional cabaret show, bike tour or river cruise, let us know – we'll sort it. (B,D) (B) (B)

DAYS 6-7 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Out of the land of brie and on to the land of fondue! Brace yourselves, because the Swiss Alps pack enough amazing scenery to leave you permanently slack-jawed. On day two, we’ve got optionals to knock your socks off – choose from skydiving, a helicopter ride, a trip down the river or a jaunt to the top of the Jungfrau mountain. Just wow. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

DAYS 11-13 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Prepare for the walking tour to end all walking tours! Pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit the mighty Colosseum, where gladiators once risked life and limb. Want more? How about an optional tour of the Vatican? Sistine Chapel = 100% bucket list material. (B,D) (B) (B) DAYS 14-15 ROME TO VENICE. You know it as the floating city, but Venice is actually sinking (slowly). Check out a who's who of Venice's usual suspects (including St Mark's Square and Accademia Bridge) on a guided walking tour, then jump on a vaporetto and explore the Grand Canal. Day two is yours to take it easy. (B,D) (B,D) DAYS 16-17 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. Onwards to Munich, the city where beer is officially considered a food. Slide on your lederhosen and get ready for a royal Happy Hour experience at the 429-year-old Hofbräuhaus (the recipes here were passed down from Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria). Anyone for an optional segway tour on day two? That’ll be a yes. (B) (B) DAY 18 MUNICH TO COLOGNE. Ready to go Gothic? Cologne’s got the goods. Take a look around on a walking tour, then climb the 509 spiralling stone steps for 360-degree views at the UNESCO World Heritagelisted Kölner Dom. There are also over 30 museums to check out – and one of them is dedicated to chocolate. Just sayin’! (B) DAYS 19-21 COLOGNE TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe! Get your bearings on a walking tour of the


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vibrant capital and see the Dam Square, Royal Palace and National Monument. Then: explore all that this city has to offer. Optional bike tour, anyone? On our last day in the ‘Dam, there’s a farewell canal dinner cruise to get emosh over, too. (B) (B) (B,D)

DAY 22 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Hang up your clogs – it’s back to London today. You’ve got one more coach ride with the crew before we vamoose, so swap those numbers! (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Walking and food tour of London Hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour of London Driving tour of Paris Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower Local guide in Florence Vaporetto ride in Venice Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 21 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) ++ 14 nights in hostels, 7 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Helicopter ride in the Swiss Alps ++ Wine tasting in Florence

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GBP PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out!)

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GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAYS 1-2 BERLIN, GERMANY. Start off your journey in the city that pioneered the 3am staple doner kebab. Also: the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall and an insight into Berlin’s wartime history. (D) (B)

DAYS 5-7 COPENHAGEN TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. Past Hamlet’s Castle and on to Sweden’s stylish capital. Cue ridiculously good looking people and quality coffee in medieval Gamla Stan. (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAYS 8-9 STOCKHOLM TO OSLO, NORWAY. On to Norway, the only country in the world to award a knighthood to a penguin. Also: the birthplace of the Nobel Peace Prize and an epic Opera House. (B,L,D) (B,L) DAYS 10-11 OSLO TO ÅNDALSNES. We’ll make a quick stop in the Olympic town Lillehammer before heading to Åndalsnes and the epic Geirangerfjord. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 12 ÅNDALSNES TO STEINKJER. Chase the sun to Trondheim, the religious capital of Norway. Then, repent your sins – our next stop is Hell. Yes, really (only this one is usually frozen over). After snapping up some photographic proof, we're off to Steinkjer for the night. (B,L,D) DAY 13 STEINKJER TO BJERKA. Another day, another set of Snapchat-worthy scenery. Next up: Bjerka. (B,L,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Welcome dinner in Berlin Cruise the majestic Geirangerfjord Visit the Arctic Circle Do a 'polar plunge' in an Arctic river Visit a wood-fired sauna in Skibotn Visit Santa's Village

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 21 breakfasts (B), 15 lunches (L), 15 dinners (D) ++ 13 nights in hostels, 1 night in a hotel upgrade, 7 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Bobsled in Åndalsnes ++ Visit Svartisen, Norway's second largest glacier START MEET AT 5PM IN BERLIN FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN TALLINN

DAY 14 BJERKA TO TYSFJORD. We’re heading to Tysfjord for the night, where we’ll experience the narrowest point in Norway. (B,L,D)

DAY 19 ROVANIEMI TO JYVÄSKYLÄ. Next up: Jyväskylä. Come find out why they call it the Athens of Finland. (B,L,D)

DAY 15 TYSFJORD TO SKIBOTN. There’s a chance to check out Svartisen – the second largest glacier in Norway – before we cross the Arctic Circle. Polar ice baths and wood-fired saunas build character. (B,L,D)

DAY 20 JYVÄSKYLÄ TO HELSINKI. Check out the highlights of Finland’s capital. (B,L)

DAYS 16-17 SKIBOTN TO OLDERFJORD. Reindeer, moose and an optional viewing of the midnight sun ahead! There’s also the chance to see the top of the world in Nordkapp. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

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DAY 18 OLDERFJORD TO ROVANIEMI, FINLAND. Sing 'Jingle Bells' as we make our way to Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus. (B,L,D)

DAY 21 HELSINKI TO TALLINN, ESTONIA. Today we’ll hop on a ferry across the Baltic Sea to the fairytale capital of Estonia. (B,D) DAY 22 TALLINN. Our trip finishes this morning after breakfast. (B) This is a sector of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.116 or visit our website.


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SWEDISH PASTRY, MOSCOW

DAYS 1-2 BERLIN, GERMANY. Meet your wolfpack and explore the history and amazing nightlife of Berlin before we head north. (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Snack on pastries as we move on to the super cool gateway to Scandinavia. Copenhagen, we’re coming for ya! (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 5-6 COPENHAGEN TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. Castles and cobblestone streets meet swanky nightlife and incredibly fashionable people. Oh, and Spotify was born here. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 7-8 STOCKHOLM TO TALLINN, ESTONIA VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Hop on the overnight ferry across the Baltic Sea and land in one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world. (B) (B) DAYS 9-11 TALLINN TO ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. On to Russia’s old capital to check out the ancient art treasures at the Hermitage Museum and go underground in the Metro. (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAY 12 ST PETERSBURG TO NOVGOROD. Spend the night in World Heritage-listed Novgorod. Dinner’s on us this evening (you’re welcome). (B,D) DAYS 13-15 NOVGOROD TO MOSCOW. Our local guide in Moscow will show you what this place is all about today. Also: nightclubs with $10,000 tables are a thing here. Seriously. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 16 MOSCOW TO VELIKIYE LUKI. Leave Moscow for an overnight stay in the town of Velikiye Luki. (B,D) DAYS 17-18 VELIKIYE LUKI TO RIGA, LATVIA. Cross the border into Latvia and head to Riga. There’s lots of art and culture to get involved with here and the Old Town is definitely worth a look. (B,D) (B) DAY 19 RIGA TO VILNIUS, LITHUANIA. On to Vilnius to check out the world’s only statue of Frank Zappa. Expect: dreamy bohemians and Europe’s largest baroque old town. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Visit the State Hermitage Museum Guided tour of the Moscow Metro Guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin Local Russian guide while in Russia Visit the Hill of Crosses

TRIP CODE: EERSFS S TA R T

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19

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10

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26 2

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17

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24

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9

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1

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23

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15

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30

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22

JUL

++ 22 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hostels, 12 nights in hotel upgrades, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

7

JUL

29

JUL

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Tickets to a famous Russian ballet ++ Guided tour of the Kremlin Armoury START MEET AT 5PM IN BERLIN FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BERLIN

DAYS 20-21 VILNIUS TO WARSAW, POLAND. South to Warsaw. Plenty of free time to explore the Old Jewish Quarter, Pawiak Prison and those well-kept secrets you saw on Buzzfeed. (B,D) (B)

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TRIP PRICE OF £2739 TRIP PRICE OF £2899 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

23 DAYS FROM

£

2739

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 22 WARSAW TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Go full circle today as we head back to Berlin. Practice your German over dinner tonight and add everyone on Facebook. Quick! (B,D) DAY 23 BERLIN. Keep travelling or stick around for some currywurst. It’s your call. (B) This is a sector of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.116 or visit our website.

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 19 S P E £1 P E R R PE


23 D A Y | R E I N D E E R & R U S S I A N S

HOSTEL PLUS

98

OSLO

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

50

MOSCOW

DAY STOP

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

2 Olderfjord 1 Skibotn 1 Tysfjord

Svartisen Glacier

1 Rovaniemi

1 Bjerka

FINLAND

1 Steinkjer Trondheim/Hell

2 Åndalsnes

1

Jyväskylä

Geirangerfjord

St Petersburg

Lillehammer

Helsinki

2

1 2

START

Oslo

Tallinn

ESTONIA

NORWAY

RUSSIA

1 Novgorod

FINISH

Moscow

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ÅNDALSNES

DAYS 1-2 OSLO, NORWAY. We’ll kick things off with a group dinner in the land of the midnight sun. Tomorrow: hit up not one, not two, but THREE museums. (D) (B,L)

TRIP CODE: EERSOM S TA R T

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19

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10

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26

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17

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9

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1

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16

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29

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21

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28

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TRIP PRICE OF £2599 TRIP PRICE OF £2749 TRIP PRICE OF £2899 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

23 DAYS FROM

2599

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAYS 3-4 OSLO TO ÅNDALSNES. First: a stop at Lillehammer, where you can get involved with an optional run down the bobsled track. Then: Åndalsnes and the majestic Geirangerfjord. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 5 ÅNDALSNES TO STEINKJER. Chase the sun to Trondheim, the religious capital of Norway. Then, repent your sins: our next stop is Hell. After that, we're off to Steinkjer for the night. (B,L,D) DAY 6 STEINKJER TO BJERKA. Today we drive to Bjerka, a village surrounded by mountains. Look forward to more greenery than you can poke a pine tree at. (B,L,D) DAY 7 BJERKA TO TYSFJORD. Today there’s a chance to check out Svartisen – the second largest glacier in Norway (weather dependent). (B,L,D) DAY 8 TYSFJORD TO SKIBOTN. We’re off to Skibotn, where the Polar Plunge awaits! Afterwards, defrost in a wood-fired sauna. (B,L,D) DAYS 9-10 SKIBOTN TO OLDERFJORD. Onwards to Olderfjord! On our first night here there’s the option to witness the Midnight Sun atop the towering cliffs of Nordkapp. Day two is yours. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 11 OLDERFJORD TO ROVANIEMI, FINLAND. Sing 'Jingle Bells' as we make our way to Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus. (B,L,D) DAY 12 ROVANIEMI TO JYVÄSKYLÄ. Next up: Jyväskylä, a city set in the heart of the Finnish Lakeland. (B,L,D) DAY 13 JYVÄSKYLÄ TO HELSINKI. A short trip south to the quirky Finnish capital, Helsinki. (B,L)

M RO YF P DA GB ON R 28 S P E £1 P E R R PE

DAYS 14-15 HELSINKI TO TALLINN, ESTONIA. More fairytale magic as we hop across to Tallinn, with its old city walls and medieval buildings. (B,D) (B) DAYS 16-18 TALLINN TO ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. Next: St Petersburg. A local guide will give us the

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Cruise the majestic Geirangerfjord Visit the Arctic Circle Do a 'polar plunge' in an Arctic river Visit a wood-fired sauna in Skibotn Local Russian guide while in Russia Visit the State Hermitage Museum Guided tour of the Moscow Metro Guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 22 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L), 15 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hostels, 9 nights in hotel upgrades, 7 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Bobsled in Åndalsnes ++ Visit Svartisen, Norway's second largest glacier START MEET AT 6PM IN OSLO FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN MOSCOW

lowdown on Russia’s former capital – plus, there’s an included visit to the Hermitage Museum. (B,L,D) (B) (B)

DAY 19 ST PETERSBURG TO NOVGOROD. It’s off through the Russian countryside to the World Heritage-listed city of Novgorod. Try: Medovukha, the Russian version of mead. (B,D) DAYS 20-23 NOVGOROD TO MOSCOW. Our final stop is Moscow, where we’ve got guided tours of the Kremlin and the super fancy Metro all lined up. Also: a visit to Lenin’s tomb and the Kremlin Armoury. (B,D) (B) (B) (B) This is a sector of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.116 or visit our website.


24 D A Y | S P I R I T O F E U R O P E LONDON

37

YOUR ROUTE

12

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Berlin

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

GERMANY

2

2

START/FINISH

London

HOSTEL PLUS

LONDON

99

ENGLAND

Dresden Auschwitz-Birkenau Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

2

2 Kraków

POLAND

Bratislava

SLOVAKIA

Paris

Vienna

FRANCE

AUSTRIA

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2 2 Budapest

HUNGARY

2

Verona

2 Venice Florence ITALY

MONACO

2

1

Pisa

French Riviera

2

Rome

VATICAN CITY

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: VIENNA, BRATISLAVA

DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Fuel up at a picnic by the Eiffel Tower as we kick off our trip in Paris. Tomorrow, the city is yours. (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Jump on Europe’s most awesome train ride to the top of Jungfrau mountain and get ready to say ‘wow’ 100 times. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. All the glitz and glam in the French Riviera. (B,L) DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Time for some celebrity spotting at the casinos of Monaco. (B) DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. A quick stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa on our way to Florence. Gelato is the best here. Fact. (B,D) DAYS 8-9 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Rome’s next. Tick off the Spanish Steps and Colosseum – and don’t miss the chance to visit the Vatican (optional). (B) (B,D) DAYS 10-11 ROME TO VENICE. A quick stop in Verona before stunning Venice. Hop on a vaporetto to take on the canals. (B,D) (B,D) DAYS 12-13 VENICE TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. You’re in Vienna, baby! The Opera House, St Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Palace are a good start. (B,L) (B)

DAYS 14-15 VIENNA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. A walking tour through Bratislava before heading to Budapest. Hot springs are a must. (B) (B) DAYS 16-17 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. Visit Europe’s largest old town square and the castle of the Polish Kings. (B) (B) DAYS 18-19 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. First: a sobering visit to AuschwitzBirkenau. Then, it’s all about Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and the Old Town. (B,D) (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 23 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 17 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TRIP CODE: EECELL S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 9

APR

2

MAY

16

APR

9

MAY

23

APR

16

MAY

7

MAY

30

MAY

14

MAY

6

JUN

21

MAY

13

JUN

28

MAY

20

JUN

4

JUN

27

JUN

11

JUN

4

JUL

13

JUN

6

JUL

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15

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30

JUL

22

AUG

6

AUG

29

AUG

13

AUG

5

SEP

20

AUG

12

SEP

27

AUG

19

SEP

3

SEP

26

SEP

10

SEP

3

OCT

17

SEP

10

OCT

1

OCT

24

OCT

11

JUL

G

8

OCT

31

OCT

JUN

18

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G

15

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7

NOV

2

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25

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9

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1

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G G G G G G

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TRIP PRICE OF £2179

TRIP PRICE OF £2549

DAY 24 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we ferry back to London. (B)

AUG

23

JUN

++ Tickets to the Viennese Chamber Orchestra ++ Street art and nightlife tour of Berlin

DAYS 22-23 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam’s calling! Hop on an optional bike tour, eat all of the food and go exploring. We’ve got a farewell dinner on the canal on night two here. (B) (B,D)

8

18

TRIP PRICE OF £2359

DAYS 20-21 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Pit stop in Dresden before hitting up Berlin. Get ready for nightlife you won’t be forgetting in a hurry! (B,D) (B)

JUL

25

TOP OPTIONALS

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

FINISH

16

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

24 DAYS FROM

2179

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 1G S P E £9 P E R R PE


25 D A Y | S U M M E R C O M PA S S

HOSTEL PLUS

100

LONDON

37

LONDON

MEALS

7

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: LOIRE VALLEY, MADRID, PARIS, VALENCIA

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN. It’s wine o’clock somewhere in the world. Learn the A to Z of wine with an included tasting today. Then, we’re off to San Sebastián for more tapas than you can handle. (B,D)

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

DAY 6 SAN SEBASTIÁN. Did someone say beach day? Hit up the old town before you catch some rays. Don’t miss the option to join a surfing lesson. Beginner or pro, it’s time to hit the waves! (B)

2

London

ENGLAND

DAY 7 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO MADRID. Head inland to the capital. Home to Spanish masterpieces (Picasso and Dalí anyone?) and buzzing nightlife, Madrid won’t disappoint. (B,D)

1 Luxembourg City LUXEMBOURG

2 Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

Loire Valley

DAY 8 MADRID. Before you go, don’t miss a visit to the Chocolatería San Ginés. They’ve been serving yummy chocolate churros here since 1894. (B)

SWITZERLAND

2

San Sebastián

2 Venice

Verona

2 Bordeaux

Florence ITALY

SPAIN

Pisa

2

2

2

Marseille

Zaragoza

2 Barcelona

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

1 Valencia

DAY 2 PARIS. Grab your baguette and go. Explore on foot or hop on an optional bike tour. Tonight: any takers for cabaret? If you’re keen, we’ll get it locked in for you. (B)

DAY 10 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Say hey to Barcelona! Get amongst the flamenco, food markets and quirky bars. (B,D) DAY 11 BARCELONA. Free day today to tick off some of the best Barcelona has to offer. Park Güell, La Sagrada Família, Montjuïc... they’re all here! Tonight, find out why Barcelona’s nightlife is so famous. (B)

2 Madrid

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Welcome to Paris! To kick things off, we’ve got a driving tour taking in all the sights and then a picnic by the Eiffel Tower. Kick back and watch Paris sparkle. (D)

DAY 9 MADRID TO VALENCIA. Valencia’s on the cards today. Some argue Valencia is THE home of paella but we’ll leave that for the Spaniards to battle out. (B)

DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Bordeaux next, where vineyards stretch for miles and cheese is king. Be sure to leave enough space in your suitcase for some local goodies. (B,L) DAY 4 BORDEAUX. Home to over 9,000 wine producers, Bordeaux knows how to wine and dine (date night anyone?). See how many grapes you can squeeze into one day. (B)

DAY 12 BARCELONA TO MARSEILLE, FRANCE. Back to France today and on to Marseille. (B) DAY 13 MARSEILLE. It’s maritime heaven in the Vieux Port. If you like your sailing, there’s yachts for days here. Top tip: watch the sunset. (B) DAY 14 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Time to roll on to Florence, aka the home of the world’s best gelato and most awesome open air museum. (B,D) DAY 15 FLORENCE. Renaissance beauty meets Italian style. Say ciao to cheeky David and walk along the Ponte Vecchio, gelato in hand. Obvs. (B)


HOSTEL PLUS

101

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: VENICE, BARCELONA

DAY 16 FLORENCE TO ROME. You’ve made it to Rome! Get pumped for the ultimate walking tour. We’ll cover all the major sights. Colosseum anyone? (B) DAY 17 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. It wouldn’t be Rome without a visit to the Pope. Catch that 360-degree view from the Basilica (optional) and get inspired in the smallest country in the world. (B,D) DAY 18 ROME TO VENICE. Venice, you beautiful thing. Yep, it really is as gorgeous as the pictures on Instagram. (B,D) DAY 19 VENICE. Gondola ride, essential. Head into St Mark’s Square, shoo pigeons and go for a walk over the Rialto Bridge in search of the best pizza Venice has to offer. Here, it’s all about exploring and the getting-lost vibes. (B,D) DAY 20 VENICE TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Fresh air and Swiss beauty today as we roll into the Alps. (B,L,D) DAY 21 SWISS ALPS. Be sure to head out on the Jungfraubahn railway. Once at the top, you’ll be saying ‘wow’ more times than you can count. Trust us. (B,L) DAY 22 SWISS ALPS TO LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG. Luxembourg, we’re coming for ya! (B) DAY 23 LUXEMBOURG CITY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam. More than just that famous Red Light district. Grab some fries + mayo and hit the streets like a local. A visit to Heineken HQ, the Van Gogh Museum or the Anne Frank house is a must. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Bordeaux winery experience

TRIP CODE: EESCLL S TA R T 9

MAY

2

JUN

6

JUN

30

JUN

20

JUN

14

JUL

4

JUL

28

JUL

18

JUL

11

AUG

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 24 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 18 nights in hostels, 2 nights in hotel upgrades, 4 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ 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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25

AUG

15

AUG

8

SEP

29

AUG

22

SEP

12

SEP

6

OCT

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TRIP PRICE OF £2399 TRIP PRICE OF £2549 TRIP PRICE OF £2699 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

25 DAYS FROM

2399

TOP OPTIONALS

£

++ Scenic excursion to Jungfrau ('The Top of Europe') ++ Madrid food tour

GBP PER PERSON

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

S TA R T

2019

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 24 AMSTERDAM. Make your own way around the city today. Quick, tick off everything you didn’t get to do yesterday! Tonight, we’ve got a farewell dinner cruise. So, start swapping those phone numbers and taking those last selfies. (B,D) DAY 25 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Today we love you and leave you. Too soon for the next adventure? (B)

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 6G S P E £9 P E R R PE


27 D A Y | C L E O PAT R A ' S J E W E L

HOSTEL PLUS

102

LONDON

CAIRO

43

8

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BARCELONA, SWISS FONDUE, MONACO, ROME

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 6 BARCELONA. Barcelona has it all from cool architecture to yummy tapas. You won’t be short of things to do here, promise. Don’t miss the Sagrada Família for a dose of wow and make sure you hit up the nightlife later. It’s famous for a reason. (B)

DAY STOP

START

London

ENGLAND

DAY 7 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Hello turquoise waters and all the glamour of the French Riviera. Keep your eyes peeled for celebrities. (B)

2 Paris

FRANCE

DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Live life in the fast lane as we cruise through dazzling Monaco (ticking off another country in the process). Glitzy and glam? You bet your fur coat it is. (B)

Loire Valley Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2

1 Bordeaux

Venice ITALY

San Sebastián SPAIN

2

Verona MONACO

1

2 French Riviera

2 Barcelona

1 Florence

Pisa

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

DAYS 9-10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. We’ll drop by a perfume factory before heading into a place where nature likes to put on a show: the Swiss Alps. (B,D) (B,L,D)

1 overnight ferry Athens Sailing

GREECE

DAY 11 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Seek out Juliet’s balcony in Verona before we head over to the beautiful canal-lined Venice. (B,L,D)

1 FINISH

Cairo

EGYPT

1

overnight coach

1

Luxor

1

overnight coach

1 2

Aswan

Abu Simbel

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Pinch yourself, you’ve made it to Paris! Get to know the city on a driving tour then top it off with an awesome picnic by the Eiffel Tower. Let’s do this Topdeckers! (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Explore Paris on your free day here. Stuck for ideas? Why not check out the Louvre Museum, the Sacré-Cœur or the Arc de Triomphe? Round off the day with an optional Seine river cruise or cabaret show. (B)

DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Roll into the wine capital of Europe and soak up all the Frenchy feels with a glass of the region’s finest. (B,L) DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN. Out of France and on to Spain, we’re heading to flawless beaches and incredible food. Don’t say we don’t spoil you. (B) DAY 5 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO BARCELONA. Get your bearings with a driving tour of Barcelona and channel your inner diva at tonight’s optional flamenco show. Olé! (B,D)

DAY 12 VENICE. Tick off Venice’s greats with a walking tour before taking to the water on an optional gondola ride. Cheesy photos encouraged! (B,D) DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Get THAT photo at the Leaning Tower of Pisa today before we roll into the home of the world’s best gelato: Florence. One scoop or two? As if that’s even a question. (B,L,D) DAY 14 FLORENCE TO ROME. Learn all about Rome’s history on a guided city walking tour. Colosseum anyone? (B) DAY 15 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. The day is yours to check out the best of Rome. Pay a visit to the Trevi Fountain and the Vatican City (optional). You just can’t get bored here. Fact. (B,D) DAY 16 ROME TO SAILING IN GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. An Italian road trip today before we get to our overnight ferry journey to Greece. This is going to be one epic adventure. Hold on to your hats! (B)


HOSTEL PLUS

103

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SAILING IN GREECE, CAIRO, LUXOR

DAYS 17-19 SAILING IN GREECE. Bring on three great days of sailing the waters of Greece. Swim. Sleep. Sunbake. Party. Repeat. It’s a tough life... (B,L) (B,L) (B,L,D) DAY 20 SAILING IN GREECE TO ATHENS. Off the boat and on to the Greek capital for all the gyros you can handle. FYI, the ancient ruins here are a must-visit. (B,D) DAY 21 ATHENS TO ASWAN VIA CAIRO. Time to walk (more like fly) like an Egyptian into Cairo before an overnight coach journey to Aswan. (B) DAYS 22-23 ASWAN. On the cards in Aswan: a felucca ride, a Nubian village and four colossal statues at Abu Simbel. This place is unreal! (B) (B) DAY 24 ASWAN TO LUXOR. Once the capital of ancient Egypt, Luxor’s now a history-strewn landscape of souks and temples. Today we’ll visit Karnak and Luxor temples. Your Instagram never looked so good. (B)

DAY 25 LUXOR TO CAIRO VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. Today we walk into the Valley of the Kings. You’ve never seen anything like this. Then: an overnighter back to Cairo. (B) DAY 26 CAIRO. It’s all about the Pyramids of Giza today (that, and the Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum). What a day! (B) DAY 27 CAIRO. Say goodbye to the crew today, we’re outta here after breakfast. We won’t blame you though if you wanna stick around. (B) This is a sector of the 49 Day Mega European trip. See p.118 or visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ See the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau (entrance fees not included) ++ Visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak (entrance fees not included) ++ Visit the historic Valley of the Kings (entrance fees not included)

TRIP CODE: EEEMLC S TA R T

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TRIP PRICE OF £3309 TRIP PRICE OF £3449

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 26 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hostels, 5 nights in hotel upgrades, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 2 nights aboard an overnight coach, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi (transport varies in Egypt) ++ English Channel crossing ++ One-way flight from Athens to Cairo and airport arrival transfer ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TRIP PRICE OF £3599 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

25 DAYS FROM

3309

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Guided tour of the Vatican City ++ Felucca ride on the Nile START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN CAIRO

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 23 S P E £1 P E R R PE


27 D A Y | S U M M E R F U N & S A I L I N G

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104

LONDON

LONDON

46

13

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: PRAGUE, SAILING IN GREECE, AMSTERDAM, BERLIN

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Assemble the paparazzi crew as we go celebrity spotting. More mingling tonight at the casinos of Monaco. (B)

DAY STOP Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

2

2

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ENGLAND

DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. First stop, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then: Florence (Italian for ‘food coma’). Keep your eyes peeled for artsy stuff from Raphael, Michelangelo and Da Vinci. (B,D)

Dresden

2 2

Dachau Munich

Paris

FRANCE

GERMANY

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

DAY 8 FLORENCE TO ROME. There’s enough time for a cappuccino and a selfie before we head down to Rome for a walking tour. (B)

1

DAY 9 ROME. There’s an optional visit to the Vatican City and Sistine Chapel this morning. After that, the city is yours. (B,D)

2 Venice

2

Postojna Cave SLOVENIA

Florence MONACO

2

Pisa

French Riviera

ITALY

Zadar

1

1 Dubrovnik

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

CROATIA

2

1 overnight ferry

Budva

MONTENEGRO

1

Tirana

ALBANIA

Sailing

GREECE

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Paris is always a good idea. We’ll kick things off by taking in the city on a driving tour and chowing down on an #epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower. You’re finally here! (D) DAY 2 PARIS. The city is yours today. Stuff yourself with buttery pastry goodness, then maybe go for an optional river cruise or hit up an optional cabaret show. Oui oui! (B)

DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. To the Swiss Alps and our secluded alpine village at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. There’s a railway station with unbelievable views at the summit of Jungfrau. Mission accepted. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Follow in Napoleon’s footsteps down to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,L)

DAYS 10–13 SAILING IN GREECE. Hop on an overnight ferry to Greece before we take on the Mediterranean in style. Who needs land anyway? (B) (B,L) (B,L) (B,L,D) DAY 14 SAILING IN GREECE TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Dry your hair on the way north to Albania. Tirana ticks all the rainbow coloured boxes. (B,D) DAY 15 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. On to Montenegro and the stunning coastal scenery of Budva. Then: Dubrovnik, home to underrated wine and epic sunsets. (B,D) DAY 16 DUBROVNIK. A free day to discover Dubrovnik. Trust us, it’s a lot nicer than King’s Landing. (B) DAY 17 DUBROVNIK TO ZADAR. Expect more breathtaking views as we make our way up the Dalmatian Coast to the walled city of Zadar. (B) DAY 18 ZADAR TO VENICE, ITALY. Today: a chance to go underground at Postojna Cave (the largest underground cave system in Europe) en route to Venice. (B,D)


HOSTEL PLUS

105

‘Met some really awesome people from all over the world and made some great friends too! All while seeing some amazing cities and crossing so much off my bucket list! Cannot recommend the experience highly enough, I literally had the time of my life!’ - Fran

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BUDVA, BERLIN

DAY 19 VENICE. Gondolas, vaporettos and a guided tour through a maze of bridges, canals, and quirky spaces. (B,D) DAY 20 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. You’re here for the beer and the pork knuckle. Prost! (B,L) DAY 21 MUNICH TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Start off with a few hours of reflection at Dachau. Then, it’s on to the cobblestoned fairytale city of Prague. (B,D) DAY 22 PRAGUE. The Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and the Old Town Square are a good start. Don’t miss the quirky museums and the chance to party in the castle district. (B) DAY 23 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Let Dresden show off some of its 800-year-old history before we hit the German capital to find out what it means to be ein Berliner. (B,D) DAY 24 BERLIN. This funky city boasts history and culture by the bucketload. Check out the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate before we party it up, Berlin style. (B) DAY 25 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Expect Van Goghs and plenty of liberal thoughts as we hit Amsterdam today. (B) DAY 26 AMSTERDAM. The world’s tallest nation also knows a thing or two about cheese and clog making. Let the Facebook friend requests flow at the farewell canal dinner cruise tonight – it’s been epic. (B,D) DAY 27 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we take the ferry back to London. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Local guides in Florence, Tirana and Dubrovnik ++ Visit former concentration camp Dachau

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 26 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D) ++ 13 nights in hostels, 3 nights in hotel upgrades, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 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

TRIP CODE: EESSLL S TA R T 19

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START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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TRIP PRICE OF £2989 TRIP PRICE OF £3189 TRIP PRICE OF £3399

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Scenic excursion to Jungfrau ('The Top of Europe') ++ Gondola ride in Venice

FINISH 2019

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

27 DAYS FROM

2989

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 11 S P E £1 P E R R PE


28 D A Y | R O A D T O AT H E N S

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106

LONDON

ATHENS

47

MEALS

7

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BORDEAUX, TRADITIONAL SPANISH FOOD, SAN SEBASTIÁN, BARCELONA

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAYS 7-8 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Bye bye, Barça. Hello, turquoise waters and lush stylings of the French Riviera. Plus: live life in the fast lane as we cruise through dazzling Monaco. (B) (B)

DAY STOP

START

London

ENGLAND

DAYS 9-10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Treat your senses to a perfume factory visit before we head over to nature’s masterpiece: the Swiss Alps. Catch the epic views from the top of Jungfrau mountain. (B,D) (B,L,D)

2 Paris

DAYS 11-12 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Seek out Juliet’s balcony in Verona before we push through to the canal-lined maze of Venice and take to the water on a vaporetto ride. Cheesy photos encouraged. (B,L,D) (B,D)

FRANCE

Loire Valley Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2

1 Bordeaux

Venice ITALY

MONACO

San Sebastián SPAIN

2

Verona

1

2 French Riviera

2 Barcelona

DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Get THAT photo at the Leaning Tower of Pisa today. You know. Then, we steam on through to the home of the best gelato: Florence. (B,L,D)

1 Florence

Pisa

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

1 overnight ferry FINISH

Athens Sailing

2 1

Mykonos

GREECE

2

Santorini

DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Next stop: Paris. Get your kicks on a driving tour before we indulge at a #gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Roll into the wine capital of Europe and soak up all the Frenchy feels with a glass of the region’s finest. (B,L)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN. It’s out of France and onwards to the top of Spain – where the beaches are flawless and the food is to die for. (B) DAYS 5-6 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO BARCELONA. Get your bearings with a driving tour of Barça, then channel your inner Spaniard at an optional flamenco show. Olé! (B,D) (B)

DAYS 14-15 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Become an amateur historian in no time on our guided walking tour of Rome. Then, you’ve got a free day to check out the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Vatican City (optional). (B) (B,D)

DAY 16 ROME TO SAILING IN GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Today we hop on an overnight ferry to Greece. (B) DAYS 17-19 SAILING IN GREECE. Bring on three unbelievable days of sailing on the Ionian Sea. Find your sea legs, don your best sailor stripes and immerse yourself in all things #boatlife. (B,L) (B,L) (B,L,D)


HOSTEL PLUS

107

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ROME, SANTORINI, ATHENS

DAY 20 SAILING IN GREECE TO ATHENS. Anchors up and off the boats to explore the Greek capital, Athens. Gyros, anyone? (B,D) DAYS 21-23 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. It’s back on the ferry and over to Mykonos for two nights of tropical bliss. Epic beaches, sinfully good local restaurants and a bustling nightlife – what's not to love? (B,D) (B) (B) DAYS 24-25 MYKONOS TO SANTORINI. Try to contain your excitement as we arrive in Santorini – home to the world's best sunset. Get ready for romcomworthy landscapes and views to write home about. (B,D) (B) DAYS 26-28 SANTORINI TO ATHENS. It’s back to Athens for a final dose of ancient architecture and tragic myths. (B,D) (B) (B) This is a sector of the 49 Day Mega European trip. See p.120 or visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ Party in Mykonos ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Local guide in Florence

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 27 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hostels, 3 nights in hotel upgrades, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 5 nights in canvas cabins, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ English channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TRIP CODE: EEMELA S TA R T

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TRIP PRICE OF £2829 TRIP PRICE OF £2989 TRIP PRICE OF £3149

TOP OPTIONALS

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

++ Guided tour of the Vatican City ++ Helicopter ride in the Swiss Alps

28 DAYS FROM

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ATHENS

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2829

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 02 S P E £1 P E R R PE


28 D A Y | G R A N D E U R O P E A N

HOSTEL PLUS

108

LONDON

43

LONDON

MEALS

12

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: TRADITIONAL FRENCH PASTRY, PAG ISLAND, SWISS ALPS, AVIGNON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 7 BARCELONA. Tapas, sangria and one of the best football teams in the world. Also: Gaudí, gothic architecture and the best nightlife in Spain. (B)

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

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DAY 8 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. The little hinterland town Grasse makes a quarter of the world’s perfumes. We’ll stop at a perfumery today for a crash course. (B)

ENGLAND

Dresden

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Paris

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Venice Avignon Pont du Gard

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2 Barcelona

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Bonjour, Paris! Kick back and relax as we ease you into the Parisian experience with a driving tour and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Check out some iconic sights, get lost in the locals’ hidden spots and gorge on as many pastries as possible. Tonight: an optional cruise on the River Seine or an optional cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Interlaken: all the magic of Middle Earth sans wizards. Plus yodelling. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Your photos from the highest train station in Europe at the summit of Jungfrau mountain will make all your followers jealous. (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. Today it’s on through the vineyards of the Rhône Valley to Avignon. (B) DAY 6 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. We’ll pay a visit to the famous Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard on our way to Barcelona. (B,D)

DAY 9 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Prepare for a round of celebrity spotting on the French Riviera, followed by more mingling at the casinos of Monaco. (B) DAY 10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. First stop: the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Tonight’s equation: Tuscany + feast = #thegoodlife. (B,D) DAY 11 FLORENCE. Renaissance art and retail therapy are on the schedule today as we get to know Florence better. (B) DAY 12 FLORENCE TO ROME. Onwards to Rome to learn more about what the Romans actually did. (B) DAY 13 ROME. Piazzas and pizza. Rome is yours for the day! Channel your inner gladiator at the Colosseum or take in the views from Capitoline Hill. You can do no wrong. (B,D) DAY 14 ROME TO VENICE INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. There’s an optional morning visit to the Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel before we take this show back on the road. (B,D) DAY 15 VENICE. Tick a vaporetto ride off your bucket list and join us for a tour of this sinking beauty. (B,D) DAY 16 VENICE TO PAG ISLAND, CROATIA VIA SLOVENIA. Take the option to explore Postojna Cave before we set our watches to island time. (B,L,D) DAYS 17-18 PAG ISLAND. You’ve got two days to relax and chill out in the sun. The water is warm, the food is awesome – and well, this island knows how to party. (B) (B)


HOSTEL PLUS

109

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ORVIETO, LAKE BLED

DAY 19 PAG ISLAND TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. An eclectic mix of ancient and new makes for a fairytale experience off the beaten track. (B) DAY 20 LJUBLJANA TO AUSTRIAN ALPS, AUSTRIA. Lake Bled is one of those names that keep popping up in Buzzfeed lists of amazing places. Today you’ll find out why. (B,D) DAY 21 AUSTRIAN ALPS. Yes! You’ve got a free day to do the Austrian Alps your way. Take in the mountain air by foot or bike. (B,L) DAY 22 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. There’s time for some reflection at the former concentration camp Mauthausen before we take on the cobblestone streets of Prague. (B,L,D) DAY 23 PRAGUE. Stroll around the Old Town, take selfies on Charles Bridge and check out the epic views from Prague Castle. (B) DAY 24 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. We’ll make a quick stop in Dresden, then it’s on to the awesomeness we call Berlin. (B,D) DAY 25 BERLIN. See the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie before checking out the nightlife. (B) DAY 26 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Set your sights on canals, bicycles and the notorious Red Light District. (B) DAY 27 AMSTERDAM. Prepare to get emosh on tonight's farewell canal dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 28 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we take the ferry back to London. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Italian feast in Tuscany ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Pag Island getaway ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen ++ Visit the Pont du Gard

TRIP CODE: EEGELL S TA R T

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++ 27 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 12 dinners (D) ++ 19 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 2 nights in an Austrian Gasthof ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

TOP OPTIONALS

GBP PER PERSON

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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TRIP PRICE OF £2679

MORE INCLUSIONS

++ Tandem paragliding in the Austrian Alps ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona

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TRIP PRICE OF £3049

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2679

£

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 6G S P E £9 P E R R PE


30 D A Y | E A S T E R N A D V E N T U R E

HOSTEL PLUS

110

ATHENS

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

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Amsterdam

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

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Hamburg

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2

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14

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41

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Dresden

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MYKONOS

DAY 1 ATHENS, GREECE. Start your adventure in the Greek capital. (D)

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SEP

21

OCT

10

JUL

8

AUG

G

29

SEP

28

OCT

14

JUL

12

AUG

21

JUL

19

AUG

G

G G G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF £2739 TRIP PRICE OF £2889 TRIP PRICE OF £3049 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

30 DAYS FROM

2739

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAYS 2-4 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. You’ve got three nights to kick back on Greek island time. (B,D) (B) (B) DAYS 5-6 MYKONOS TO SANTORINI. Next up: Santorini – home to the world's best sunset. (B,D) (B) DAYS 7-8 SANTORINI TO ATHENS. Catch the ferry back to Athens for a final dose of ancient architecture. (B,D) (B) DAY 9 ATHENS TO METEORA. Today it’s north to Meteora. (B,D) DAY 10 METEORA TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Tirana ticks all the rainbow coloured boxes. (B,D) DAYS 11-13 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. Check out the stunning coastal scenery of Budva before we get to Dubrovnik. (B,D) (B) (B)

DAY 14 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. It’s out of Dubrovnik and onwards to Sarajevo for a walking tour. (B,D) DAY 15 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Belgrade is next! (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Visit the cliffside monasteries of Meteora

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 29 breakfasts (B), 12 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hotel upgrades, 17 nights in hostels, 5 nights in canvas cabins ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Tickets to the Viennese Chamber Orchestra START MEET AT 6PM IN ATHENS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAYS 16-17 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Hello, twin cities: Buda and Pest. Giant bowl of goulash, we’re coming for you. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 25-26 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Devour as much currywurst as possible before we roll into Copenhagen. (B) (B)

DAY 18 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Onwards to charming Vienna, aka the only city that produces its own wine in large quantities. (B)

DAY 27 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. Onwards to Hamburg, aka the ‘Gateway to the World’. (B)

DAYS 19-20 VIENNA TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. On to gothic Kraków to devour all the pierogi. (B) (B)

PE M RO YF P DA B ON R 2G S £9 P E R R PE

DAYS 21-22 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Welcome to a land of cheap beer and fairytale architecture. (B,D) (B) DAYS 23-24 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Over to Berlin. Prep yourself for more hipsters per capita than anywhere else. (B,D) (B)

DAY 28 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe! (B) DAYS 29-30 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Discover Amsterdam by bike before our farewell canal dinner cruise. (B,D) (B) This is a sector of the 49 Day Mega European trip. See p.120 or visit our website.


30 D A Y | P H A R A O H ' S E S C A P E LONDON

37

MEALS

YOUR ROUTE

15

COUNTRIES

1 STOP & STAY

WI-FI

HOSTEL PLUS

CAIRO

111

SECTOR

DAY STOP 2 Copenhagen DENMARK

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS FINISH

London

Hamburg

1 2 Berlin

2

ENGLAND

Dresden

GERMANY

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Auschwitz -Birkenau

2

Vienna

AUSTRIA

START

Cairo

2 Kraków

EGYPT

POLAND

1

1 1

Bratislava

SLOVAKIA

2 Budapest

HUNGARY

Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Dubrovnik CROATIA

1

overnight coach

1

Luxor

1 Belgrade SERBIA

1

overnight coach

1

Srebrenica

2

Budva

Aswan

MONTENEGRO

1 Tirana

Abu Simbel

ALBANIA

1 Meteora 1 Athens

GREECE

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: CAIRO, POLISH SHARE PLATE

DAY 1 CAIRO, EGYPT. DAY 2 CAIRO TO ASWAN VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. (B) DAYS 3-4 ASWAN. (B) (B) DAY 5 ASWAN TO LUXOR. (B) DAY 6 LUXOR TO CAIRO VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. (B) DAY 7 CAIRO. (B) DAY 8 CAIRO TO ATHENS, GREECE. (B) DAY 9 ATHENS TO METEORA. (B,D) DAY 10 METEORA TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. (B,D) DAYS 11-13 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 14 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. (B,D) DAY 15 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. (B) DAYS 16-17 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY.

(B,D) (B)

DAY 18 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. (B) DAYS 19-20 VIENNA TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. (B) (B) DAYS 21-22 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,D) (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Local guide in Dubrovnik ++ Visit the Srebrenica Memorial ++ See the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau (entrance fees not included) ++ Visit the historic Valley of the Kings (entrance fees not included)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 29 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) ++ 10 nights in hotel upgrades, 17 nights in hostels, 2 nights aboard an overnight coach ++ Cairo arrival and departure transfers ++ One-way flight from Cairo to Athens ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi (transportation varies in Egypt) ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Tickets to the Viennese Chamber Orchestra ++ Visit the Philae Temple START MEET AT 7PM IN CAIRO FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

TRIP CODE: EEEMCL S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 5

MAY

3

JUN

26

MAY

24

JUN

2

JUN

1

JUL

16

JUN

15

JUL

23

JUN

22

JUL

30

JUN

29

JUL

14

JUL

12

AUG

G G G

FINISH

21

JUL

19

AUG

28

JUL

26

AUG

G

11

AUG

9

SEP

G

25

AUG

23

SEP

G

8

SEP

7

OCT

G

22

SEP

21

OCT

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF £3059 TRIP PRICE OF £3199 TRIP PRICE OF £3349 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

30 DAYS FROM

3059

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAYS 23-24 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) (B) DAYS 25-26 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.

(B) (B)

This is a sector of the 49 Day Mega European trip. See p.118 or visit our website.

DAY 27 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. (B) DAYS 28-29 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B) (B,D) DAY 30 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 02 S P E £1 P E R R PE


33 D A Y | O C E A N I C E M P I R E S

HOSTEL PLUS

112

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

55

DUBROVNIK

MEALS

10

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

START

London

ENGLAND

2 Paris

FRANCE

Loire Valley Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2

Venice ITALY

1 Bordeaux MONACO

San Sebastián SPAIN

2

Verona

1

1 Florence

Pisa

2

FINISH

Dubrovnik

French Riviera

Rome

2 Barcelona

2

VATICAN CITY

CROATIA

1 overnight ferry

Budva

MONTENEGRO

1 Tirana

ALBANIA

1 Meteora Athens Sailing

2 1 Mykonos

GREECE

2

Santorini

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BUDVA

DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D) (B)

TRIP CODE: EEMELD S TA R T

FINISH

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APR

18

MAY

7

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14

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6

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10

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G

12

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G

16

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17

AUG

DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN. (B)

G

23

JUL

24

AUG

G

DAYS 5-6 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO BARCELONA. (B,D) (B)

30

JUL

31

AUG G

DAYS 7-8 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. (B) (B)

G

6

AUG

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13

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14

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G

27

AUG

28

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18

JUN

20

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G

3

SEP

5

OCT

G

10

SEP

12

OCT

21

JUN

23

JUL

25

JUN

27

JUL

2

JUL

3

AUG

DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. (B,L)

9 G

2019 16

FINISH

G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF £3329 TRIP PRICE OF £3509 TRIP PRICE OF £3699 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

33 DAYS FROM

3329

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAYS 9-10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,D) (B,L,D) DAYS 11-12 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. (B,L,D)

(B,D)

DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. (B,L,D) DAYS 14-15 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B) (B,D) DAY 16 ROME TO GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY.

(B)

DAYS 17-19 SAILING IN GREECE. (B,L) (B,L) (B,L,D) DAY 20 SAILING IN GREECE TO ATHENS. (B,D) DAYS 21-23 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. (B,D) (B) (B) DAYS 24-25 MYKONOS TO SANTORINI. (B,D) (B) DAYS 26-27 SANTORINI TO ATHENS. (B,D) (B) DAY 28 ATHENS TO METEORA. (B,D) DAY 29 METEORA TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. (B,D) DAYS 30-33 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. (B,D) (B) (B) (B) This is a sector of the 49 Day Mega European trip. See p.120 or visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ Party in Mykonos

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 32 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 16 dinners (D) ++ 5 nights in hotel upgrades, 12 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 5 nights in canvas cabins, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ English Channel crossing ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Guided tour of the Vatican City ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN DUBROVNIK

M RO YF P DA GB ON R 01 S P E £1 P E R R PE


35 D A Y | I M P E R I A L T R A I L LONDON

51

MEALS

YOUR ROUTE

15

COUNTRIES

1 STOP & STAY

WI-FI

DAY STOP

HOSTEL PLUS

ROME

113

SECTOR

2 Copenhagen DENMARK

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS FINISH

London

Hamburg

1 2 Berlin

2

ENGLAND

Dresden

GERMANY

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Auschwitz -Birkenau

2

2 Kraków

POLAND

Vienna

AUSTRIA

Bratislava

1

SLOVAKIA

2 Budapest

HUNGARY

Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

1 Belgrade SERBIA

1

Srebrenica

Dubrovnik

1 START

Rome ITALY

Budva

CROATIA

MONTENEGRO

1

1 Tirana

ALBANIA

overnight ferry

1 Meteora Athens Sailing

2 1 Mykonos

GREECE

2

Santorini

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SANTORINI, VIENNA

DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. (D) DAY 2 ROME TO GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. (B) DAYS 3-5 SAILING IN GREECE. (B,L) (B,L) (B,L,D) DAY 6 SAILING IN GREECE TO ATHENS. (B,D) DAYS 7-9 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. (B,D) (B) (B) DAYS 10-11 MYKONOS TO SANTORINI. (B,D) (B) DAYS 12-13 SANTORINI TO ATHENS. (B,D) (B) DAY 14 ATHENS TO METEORA. (B,D) DAY 15 METEORA TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. (B,D) DAYS 16-18 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 19 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. (B,D) DAY 20 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. (B) DAYS 21-22 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY.

(B,D) (B)

DAY 23 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. (B) DAYS 24-25 VIENNA TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. (B) (B) DAYS 26-27 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,D) (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Local guides in Dubrovnik and Tirana 3 nights sailing in Greece Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 34 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 14 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hotel upgrades, 17 nights in hostels, 1 night in a bungalow at a European campsite, 5 nights in canvas cabins, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TRIP CODE: EEMERL S TA R T 30

APR

3

JUN

21

MAY

24

JUN

28

MAY

1

JUL

4

JUN

8

JUL

11

JUN

15

JUL

18

JUN

22

JUL

25

JUN

29

JUL

28

JUN

1

2

JUL

5

JUL

9 16

START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

S TA R T G G

FINISH

23

JUL

26

AUG

G

26

JUL

29

AUG

G

30

JUL

2

SEP

6

AUG

9

SEP

13

AUG

16

SEP

20

AUG

23

SEP

G

27

AUG

30

SEP

3

SEP

7

OCT

AUG

G

10

SEP

14

OCT

5

AUG

G

17

SEP

21

OCT

8

AUG

G

24

SEP

28

OCT

JUL

12

AUG

JUL

19

AUG

G G G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF £3549 TRIP PRICE OF £3749 TRIP PRICE OF £3949

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Tickets to the Viennese Chamber Orchestra ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam

FINISH 2019

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

30 DAYS FROM

3549

£

GBP PER PERSON

DAYS 28-29 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) (B) DAYS 30-31 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.

(B) (B)

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 32 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. (B) DAYS 33-34 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B) (B,D) DAY 35 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B) This is a sector of the 49 Day Mega European trip. See p.120 or visit our website.

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 02 S P E £1 P E R R PE


37 D A Y | E U R O P E A N P I O N E E R

HOSTEL PLUS

114

LONDON

57

LONDON

17

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: PARIS, HUNGARIAN DINNER, VERONA, ATHENS

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 9 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. After a crash course in perfume, it’s on to the red carpets and Rolexes of the Riviera. (B)

DAY STOP Amsterdam

2

London

DAY 10 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. There’s plenty of time for celebrity spotting before we head off to Monaco and put it all on red.

Berlin

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

2

ENGLAND

(B)

Dresden

GERMANY

DAY 11 FRENCH RIVIERA TO VENICE, ITALY. Stop off in Verona to check out Juliet’s balcony before we move on to the city of canals. (B,D)

2 Prague CZECH

REPUBLIC

Mauthausen

Paris

1

FRANCE

Vienna

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Avignon Pont du Gard

1

DAY 12 VENICE. Vaporetto ride + walking tour exploring St Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace = perfect day. (B,D)

2 Budapest

AUSTRIA

HUNGARY

2 Verona

ITALY

MONACO

Pisa

1 Florence

2 Barcelona SPAIN

1 Belgrade SERBIA

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Sarajevo

1

DAY 14 FLORENCE TO ROME. Awww, yeah – it’s Rome time. Wanna find out what the Romans really did? (B,D)

Srebrenica

Mostar Budva Dubrovnik 2

2

French Riviera

DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. First up, Pisa. Then: on to Florence for alllll of the gelato. (B,L,D)

2 Venice

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

CROATIA

1 overnight ferry

MONTENEGRO

1

Tirana

ALBANIA

1 Meteora Athens

1

1

Mykonos GREECE

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Over the English Channel to the City of Love! Get involved with a city driving tour and an #epic gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Roam free and do Paris your way. Then: an optional river cruise or cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 PARIS. Another free day in Paris to soak up all those Frenchy vibes. Oui oui! (B) DAY 4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. #Jawdropping scenery ahead as we roll into the Swiss Alps. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS. Summit of Jungfrau mountain = Instagram heaven. Seriously. (B,L,D) DAY 6 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. Go medieval in Avignon and check out the Palace of the Popes today. (B,L)

DAY 15 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Take in the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Vatican City (optional) today. Also: pizza. (B) DAYS 16-17 ROME TO ATHENS, GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Board an overnight ferry to the Greek port of Patras. Then, it’s on to Athens. (B) (B,D) DAYS 18-20 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Prepare for three nights of sun-worshipping in the Greek Islands. Eat, sleep, rave, repeat. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 21 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. Another ferry returns us to Athens for a second dose of ancient vibes. (B) DAY 22 ATHENS TO METEORA. Next up: Meteora, a city perched on the cliffs of Thessaly. (B,D)

DAY 7 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. First stop: the famous Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard. Then: onwards to sangria town. (B,D)

DAY 23 METEORA TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Onwards to Albania for a glimpse of life in a former hardline communist state. (B,D)

DAY 8 BARCELONA. Roll out of your bed and get on the tapas trail today. (B)

DAYS 24-25 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. Check out the stunning coastal scenery of Budva before we get to Dubrovnik. (B,D) (B)


HOSTEL PLUS

115

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: PARIS, BELGRADE, LÁNGOS

DAY 26 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA VIA MOSTAR. To Sarajevo today – a remarkable city that’s heroically rebuilding itself after war. (B,D) DAY 27 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. We’ll help you get your bearings before we let you loose among the cool bars in the Old Town. (B) DAY 28 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Hey, Budapest! Prepare for Art Nouveau, hot springs and ruin bars by the bucketload. (B) DAY 29 BUDAPEST. Help yourself on this free day. Culture vulture? Food fanatic? Anything in between? You'll be loving it. (B) DAY 30 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. On to Vienna for some opera, apple strudel and possibly the best coffee in Europe. (B) DAY 31 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Next: the cobblestone streets of Prague. But first, a sobering visit to a former concentration camp. (B,D) DAY 32 PRAGUE. A full day to sample street food, quirky museums and the most beautiful Old Town in Europe. (B) DAY 33 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. We’ll make a pitstop at historic Dresden en route to Berlin, one of Europe’s most happening cities. (B,D) DAY 34 BERLIN. See Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial with a local guide, or just take the city by storm. Today is all you. PS: The nightlife here is famous for a reason. (B)

DAY 35 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. To Amsterdam, famous for Van Gogh, liberal attitudes and vintage shopping. 32 markets and 6,159 shops should keep you busy for a while. (B) DAY 36 AMSTERDAM. Discover the Dutch capital by bike before our farewell canal dinner cruise tonight. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Local guides in Florence, Tirana and Dubrovnik ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Party in Mykonos ++ Visit the Pont du Gard ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 36 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 17 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights hotel upgrades, 18 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows, 3 nights in canvas cabins, 1 night overnight ferry ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TRIP CODE: EEEDLL S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 10

APR

1 15

G

FINISH

3

JUL

8

AUG

7

JUL

12

AUG

G

16

MAY

MAY

6

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10

JUL

15

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20

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14

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22

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JUN

17

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22

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29

MAY

4

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JUL

29

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5

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11

JUL

31

JUL

5

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9

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15

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7

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12

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18

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14

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19

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16

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22

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21

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26

SEP

19

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25

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G

28

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3

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23

JUN

29

JUL

4

SEP

10

OCT

26

JUN

1

AUG

G

SEP

17

OCT

30

JUN

5

AUG

G

11

G G G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF £3489 TRIP PRICE OF £3759 TRIP PRICE OF £4029 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Skydiving in the Swiss Alps ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 37 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we hop on a ferry back to London. (B)

37 DAYS FROM

3489

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 5G S P E £9 P E R R PE


37 D A Y | R E D S TA R S P E C I A L

HOSTEL PLUS

116

BERLIN

BERLIN

74

MEALS

10

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

‘Had an absolutely amazing time on the Red Star Special! Absolutely fantastic trip and such an affordable way to see Scandinavia.’ - Nicola

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BERLIN, CINNAMON BUNS, OSLO

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAYS 10-11 OSLO TO ÅNDALSNES. On to Lillehammer, home of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Do an optional run down the bobsled track before we move on to Åndalsnes for a full day on the Geirangerfjord. To call the scenery epic would be an understatement (if you don’t believe us, check out Google Images). (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

2 Olderfjord

DAY STOP

1 Skibotn 1 Tysfjord Svartisen Glacier

DAY 12 ÅNDALSNES TO STEINKJER. Chase the sun to Trondheim, the religious capital of Norway. Repent your sins – our next stop is Hell. Yes, really (only this one is usually frozen over). Temperatures can dip down to -25°C! After snapping up some photographic proof, we're off to Steinkjer for the night. (B,L,D)

1 Rovaniemi

1 Bjerka

FINLAND

1 Steinkjer Trondheim/Hell

2 Åndalsnes

DAY 13 STEINKJER TO BJERKA. Another day, more Snapchat-worthy scenery. Next up: Bjerka. (B,L,D)

1

Jyväskylä

Geirangerfjord

St Petersburg

Lillehammer

Helsinki

2

RUSSIA

1 2

Oslo

Stockholm

NORWAY

SWEDEN

Tallinn

1 Novgorod

ESTONIA

Riga

LATVIA

2

1

2 Copenhagen DENMARK

1

Velikiye Luki Vilnius

Moscow

LITHUANIA

2 1 START/FINISH

Berlin

GERMANY

2

Warsaw

POLAND

DAYS 1-2 BERLIN, GERMANY. Despite spending the better part of a century in the crosshairs of history, Berlin is now one of Europe’s biggest creative hubs. With more museums than rainy days and some of the best DJs on the continent, the only thing you’ll miss here is sleep. But there’s time for that later! (D) (B)

DAYS 5-7 COPENHAGEN TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. You know it for the $1 IKEA hotdogs, meatballs and ridiculously good-looking people, but Sweden’s capital also punches way above its weight in design, fashion, and multicultural vibes you wouldn’t expect this close to the Arctic Circle. (B,L,D) (B) (B)

DAYS 3-4 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. On to Copenhagen to find out why this city keeps popping up among the top five most liveable cities in the world. Trivia: The Little Mermaid was born here. (B,L,D) (B)

DAYS 8-9 STOCKHOLM TO OSLO, NORWAY. From the cosmopolitan city vibes of Stockholm to a more laidback experience in Oslo. (B,L,D) (B,L)

DAY 14 BJERKA TO TYSFJORD. On to Tysfjord for the night to experience the narrowest point in Norway. (B,L,D) DAY 15 TYSFJORD TO SKIBOTN. There’s the chance to check out Svartisen, the second largest glacier in Norway (seasonal) before we cross the Arctic Circle. Did you know? Polar ice baths and wood-fired saunas build character. True story. (B,L,D) DAYS 16-17 SKIBOTN TO OLDERFJORD. Reindeer and moose ahead – plus, the chance to take a peek at the midnight sun (seasonal). If that’s not enough, you can also opt in to see the top of the world in Nordkapp. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 18 OLDERFJORD TO ROVANIEMI, FINLAND. Sing ‘Jingle Bells’ as we make our way to Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus. (B,L,D) DAY 19 ROVANIEMI TO JYVÄSKYLÄ. Next up: Jyväskylä. Come find out why they call it the Athens of Finland. (B,L,D) DAY 20 JYVÄSKYLÄ TO HELSINKI. Today: a short trip south to the Finnish capital, Helsinki. Kick back and let us show you round this funky town. (B,L)


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: TRONDHEIM, MOSCOW, TROLLSTIGEN

DAYS 21-22 HELSINKI TO TALLINN, ESTONIA. Prepare for more fairytale magic as we hop across to Tallinn. A walking tour will show you the highlights before we hand you over to the city. (B,D) (B) DAYS 23-25 TALLINN TO ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. Cross the border to Russia for a tour with a local guide. The Hermitage contains enough artistic treasures to rival any museum in the world. (B,L,D) (B) (B)

DAY 26 ST PETERSBURG TO NOVGOROD. Through the Russian countryside to the World Heritage-listed city of Novgorod. Try: Medovukha, the Russian version of mead. (B,D) DAYS 27-29 NOVGOROD TO MOSCOW. We’ll roll past some former communist farmland as we make our way to the Kremlin, where we’ll rendezvous with our guide. Get all the intel before we let you loose to explore. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 30 MOSCOW TO VELIKIYE LUKI. Today we’ll stay over in Velikiye Luki, also known as ‘Small Stalingrad’. (B,D) DAYS 31-32 VELIKIYE LUKI TO RIGA, LATVIA. It’s over the border into Latvia and onwards to Riga, another Baltic addition to the World Heritage List. (B,D) (B) DAY 33 RIGA TO VILNIUS, LITHUANIA. To the capital of Lithuania to check out the Old Town. (B) DAYS 34-35 VILNIUS TO WARSAW, POLAND. Modern day Warsaw is a far cry from its war-torn past. Think: street art, picturesque lakes and epic street food. Start in the Old Jewish Ghetto and Pawiak Prison before cutting loose to explore. (B,D) (B) DAY 36 WARSAW TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Swap contact details with your Topdeck comrades over dinner tonight. (B,D) DAY 37 BERLIN. Time for a few sad farewells: we say bye after breakfast. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Cruise the majestic Geirangerfjord Visit the Arctic Circle Do a 'polar plunge' in an Arctic river Visit a wood-fired sauna in Skibotn Local Russian guide while in Russia Visit the State Hermitage Museum Guided tour of the Moscow Metro Guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin Welcome and farewell dinners in Berlin Visit Santa's Village

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Tickets to a famous Russian ballet ++ Visit Svartisen, Norway's second largest glacier START MEET AT 5PM IN BERLIN FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BERLIN

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TRIP PRICE OF £3869

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 36 breakfasts (B), 16 lunches (L), 22 dinners (D) ++ 13 nights in hotel upgrades, 16 nights in hostels, 7 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

FINISH 2019

TRIP PRICE OF £4099 TRIP PRICE OF £4349 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

37 DAYS FROM

3869

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 05 S P E £1 P E R R PE


49 D A Y | M E G A E U R O P E A N - E G Y P T

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118

LONDON

LONDON

73

MEALS

21

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BARCELONA, ROME, SAILING IN GREECE, VENICE

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

Hamburg

DENMARK

DAYS 11-12 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Seek out Juliet’s balcony in Verona en route to canal-lined Venice, where a vaporetto ride awaits. (B,L,D) (B,D)

1 2 Berlin

2

London

DAYS 9-10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Up and onwards to nature’s masterpiece: the Swiss Alps. (B,D) (B,L,D)

2 Copenhagen

ENGLAND

Dresden

GERMANY

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

Auschwitz -Birkenau

2

POLAND

Vienna

Paris

AUSTRIA

FRANCE

1

Bratislava

2 Budapest Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

HUNGARY

2

1 Bordeaux

Venice ITALY

1

2 French Riviera

2 Barcelona

Pisa

DAY 16 ROME TO GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. All aboard! We’re taking an overnight ferry to Greece. (B)

2

Verona MONACO

SPAIN

DAYS 14-15 FLORENCE TO ROME. Ready for a walking tour of epic proportions? (B) (B,D)

SLOVAKIA

Loire Valley

San Sebastián

DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Shimmy past the Leaning Tower of Pisa on the way to Florence. (B,L,D)

2 Kraków

Sarajevo

1 Florence BOSNIA AND1 HERZEGOVINA

Dubrovnik Rome

2

CROATIA

VATICAN CITY

1 overnight ferry

1 Belgrade SERBIA Srebrenica Budva

DAYS 17-19 SAILING IN GREECE. Bring on three unbelievable days of sailing. (B,L) (B,L) (B,L,D)

MONTENEGRO

1 Tirana

ALBANIA

1 Meteora Sailing

GREECE

1 1 Athens

DAY 20 SAILING IN GREECE TO ATHENS. Off the boats, and on to Athens. (B,D)

Cairo

EGYPT

DAY 21 ATHENS TO CAIRO, EGYPT AND OVERNIGHT COACH TO ASWAN. Time to walk like an Egyptian into Cairo. (B)

1

overnight coach

1

Luxor

1

overnight coach

1 2

Aswan

Abu Simbel

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Ease yourself into Paris with a tour of the city and a gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D)

DAYS 5-6 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO BARCELONA. Channel your inner Spaniard at an optional flamenco show. Olé! (B,D) (B)

DAY 2 PARIS. First: some free time to explore. Then: wrap up your day with an optional Seine river cruise or cabaret show. (B)

DAY 7 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Bye bye, Barcelona. Hello, lush stylings of the French Riviera! (B)

DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Soak up all the Frenchy feels with a glass of the Bordeaux region’s finest. (B,L)

DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Live life in the fast lane as we cruise through dazzling Monaco (ticking off another country in the process). (B)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN. Roll out of France and onwards to the top of Spain – where the beaches are flawless and the food is to die for. (B)

DAYS 22-23 ASWAN. Feel small and insignificant in the presence of four colossal statues at Abu Simbel. (B) (B) DAY 24 ASWAN TO LUXOR. Luxor was once the capital of Egypt. Now, it’s a history-strewn landscape of souks and temples. (B) DAY 25 LUXOR TO CAIRO VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. Today: visit the Valley of the Kings. Then: an overnighter to Cairo. (B) DAY 26 CAIRO. It’s all about the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum today. (B) DAY 27 CAIRO TO ATHENS, GREECE. Today we return to the scene of the crime in Athens. (B) DAY 28 ATHENS TO METEORA. Next: Meteora, a city perched on the nail biting cliffs of Thessaly. (B,D)


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BUDAPEST, CAIRO, PRAGUE

DAY 29 METEORA TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Tirana ticks all the rainbow coloured boxes. Keep an eye out for the capital’s pastel buildings. (B,D) DAYS 30-32 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. Check out the stunning coastal scenery of Budva before we get to Dubrovnik. (B,D) (B) (B)

DAY 33 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. To Sarajevo today – a remarkable city that’s heroically rebuilding itself after war. (B,D) DAY 34 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Belgrade serves up charisma and charm by the bucketload. (B) DAYS 35-36 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Hello, twin cities Buda and Pest! Mental note: goulash = amazing. (B,D) (B) DAY 37 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. On to charming Vienna. (B) DAYS 38-39 VIENNA TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. Crack into Kraków. (B) (B) DAYS 40-41 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Welcome to a land of cheap beer and fairytale architecture. (B,D) (B) DAYS 42-43 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. We’ll make a pitstop in historic Dresden on our way to Berlin. (B,D) (B) DAYS 44-45 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Home to Nordic cool, Copenhagen is sure to impress. (B) (B) DAY 46 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. On to Hamburg, aka the ‘Gateway to the World’. (B) DAYS 47-48 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe. (B) (B,D) DAY 49 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning – we’ve got a date with a ferry to London. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guides in Florence and Dubrovnik ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau ++ See the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau (entrance fees not included) ++ Visit the historic Valley of the Kings (entrance fees not included)

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3

JUN

7

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24

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14

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28

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15

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4

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22

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25

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12

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19

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9

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23

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20

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7

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TRIP PRICE OF £5289 TRIP PRICE OF £5519 TRIP PRICE OF £5749

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 48 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 18 dinners (D) ++ 26 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 10 nights in hotel upgrades, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 2 nights aboard an overnight coach, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi (transportation varies in Egypt) ++ All ferry crossings ++ Return flights to and from Cairo with airport transfers ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

49 DAYS FROM

5289

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Skydiving in the Swiss Alps ++ Felucca ride on the Nile START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 08 S P E £1 P E R R PE


49 DAY | MEGA EUROPEAN - GREECE

HOSTEL PLUS

120

LONDON

76

LONDON

MEALS

20

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: PARIS, BARCELONA, VENICE, FLORENCE

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Live life in the fast lane as we cruise through dazzling Monaco (ticking off another country in the process). (B)

2 Copenhagen DENMARK

DAYS 9-10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Up and onwards to nature’s masterpiece: the Swiss Alps. (B,D) (B,L,D)

Hamburg

1

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

2 Berlin

2

London

GERMANY

ENGLAND

DAYS 11-12 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Seek out Juliet’s balcony in Verona en route to canal-lined Venice, where a vaporetto ride awaits. (B,L,D) (B,D)

Dresden Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

Auschwitz -Birkenau

2

POLAND

Vienna

Paris

AUSTRIA

FRANCE

2 Kraków

DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Shimmy past the Leaning Tower of Pisa on the way to Florence. (B,L,D)

Bratislava

1

SLOVAKIA

2 Budapest

Loire Valley Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

1 Bordeaux San Sebastián

Venice ITALY

1

2 French Riviera

2 Barcelona

2

Verona MONACO

SPAIN

DAYS 14-15 FLORENCE TO ROME. Ready for a walking tour of epic proportions? (B) (B,D)

HUNGARY

2

Pisa

Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

1

1 Florence Dubrovnik Rome

CROATIA

2

VATICAN CITY

1 overnight ferry

DAY 16 ROME TO GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. All aboard! We’re taking an overnight ferry to Greece. (B)

1 Belgrade SERBIA

Srebrenica Budva

DAYS 17-19 SAILING IN GREECE. Bring on three unbelievable days of sailing. (B,L) (B,L) (B,L,D)

MONTENEGRO

1 Tirana

ALBANIA

DAY 20 SAILING IN GREECE TO ATHENS. Off the boats, and on to Athens. (B,D)

1 Meteora Sailing

GREECE

1

2 Athens 2

Mykonos

Santorini

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Ease yourself into Paris with a tour of the city and a gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. First: some free time to explore. Then: wrap up your day with an optional Seine river cruise or cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Soak up all the Frenchy feels with a glass of the Bordeaux region’s finest. (B,L)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN. Roll out of France and onwards to the top of Spain – where the beaches are flawless and the food is to die for. (B) DAYS 5-6 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO BARCELONA. Channel your inner Spaniard at an optional flamenco show. Olé! (B,D) (B) DAY 7 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Bye bye, Barcelona. Hello, lush stylings of the French Riviera! (B)

DAYS 21-23 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Awww, yeah – you’ve got three nights to kick back on Greek Island time! (B,D) (B) (B) DAYS 24-25 MYKONOS TO SANTORINI. Try to contain your excitement as we arrive in Santorini – home to the world's best sunset. (B,D) (B) DAYS 26-27 SANTORINI TO ATHENS. It’s back to Athens for a final dose of ancient architecture and tragic myths. (B,D) (B) DAY 28 ATHENS TO METEORA. Next: Meteora, a city perched on the nail biting cliffs of Thessaly. (B,D) DAY 29 METEORA TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Tirana ticks all the rainbow coloured boxes. Keep an eye out for the capital’s pastel buildings. (B,D)


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121

‘The Mega European tour was extraordinary! We would have never been able to travel to that many countries on our own. This tour includes wonderful cities with fascinating views and experiences that we wouldn't have been able to find anywhere else.’ - Ashley

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MYKONOS, SARAJEVO

DAYS 30-32 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. Check out the stunning coastal scenery of Budva before we get to Dubrovnik. (B,D) (B) (B)

DAY 33 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. To Sarajevo today – a remarkable city that’s heroically rebuilding itself after war. (B,D) DAY 34 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Belgrade serves up charisma and charm by the bucketload. (B) DAYS 35-36 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Hello, twin cities Buda and Pest! Mental note: goulash = amazing. (B,D) (B) DAY 37 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. On to charming Vienna. (B) DAYS 38-39 VIENNA TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. Crack into Kraków. (B) (B) DAYS 40-41 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Welcome to a land of cheap beer and fairytale architecture. (B,D) (B) DAYS 42-43 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. We’ll make a pitstop in historic Dresden on our way to Berlin. (B,D) (B) DAYS 44-45 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Home to Nordic cool, Copenhagen is sure to impress. (B) (B)

DAY 46 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. On to Hamburg, aka the ‘Gateway to the World’. (B) DAYS 47-48 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe. (B) (B,D) DAY 49 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning – we’ve got a date with a ferry to London. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guides in Florence and Dubrovnik ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 48 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 21 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hotel upgrades, 26 nights in hostels, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 5 nights in canvas cabins, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ All ferry crossings ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Skydiving in the the Swiss Alps ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

TRIP CODE: EEMELL S TA R T

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TRIP PRICE OF £4789 TRIP PRICE OF £5059 TRIP PRICE OF £5329 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

49 DAYS FROM

4789

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 8G S P E £9 P E R R PE


CAMPING

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CAMPING JOLLY IN TOWN, VENICE

With deluxe European campsites to stay in (and your very own on-road Chef), this is camping: Topdeck style. It’s time to take on the great outdoors!

ACCOMMODATION HOSTELS/CAMPSITES/ BUNGALOWS/HOTELS

CAMPING FIRENZE IN TOWN, FLORENCE

TRIP LENGTH 8-34 DAYS

ROOM TYPES

MULTI-SHARE DORM/ T WIN TENTS

CAMPING VILLAGE ROMA, ROME


HOSTEL CAMPING PLUS

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| WESTERN CROSSING

125

15 D AY

| MOUNTAINS & BEACHES

126

15 D AY

| EASTERN HIGHLIGHTS

126

19 D AY

| ADRIATIC EXPRESS

127

19 D AY

| ROMANS TO VIKINGS

127

21 D AY

| EASTERN PATHWAYS

128

26 D AY

| EUROPE INSPIRED

129

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| EUROPEAN ADVENTURE

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Sector trips offer you a great way to choose a departure city, set of experiences or journey length that best suits you. Piece together your favourite itineraries, build your own custom European road trip, meet more like-minded travellers… it’s your trip, your way. A Sector trip is part of a larger journey, meaning your new friends might continue on after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress.

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Pisa

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Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

TRIP CODE: ECCLLR S TA R T

TRIP CODE: ECPTHL

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 10

MAY

17

MAY

7

JUN

14

JUN

21

JUN

28

JUN

28

JUN

5

JUL

G G

FINISH

5

JUL

12

JUL

12

JUL

19

JUL

19

JUL

26

JUL

2

AUG

9

AUG

9

AUG

16

AUG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Visit Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Walking tour of Rome START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

S TA R T G

G

FINISH

23

AUG

30

AUG

6

SEP

13

SEP

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in European campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattresses, 2 nights in hostel upgrades, 2 nights in bungalows ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D) DAY 2 PARIS. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. (B,L,D) DAY 6 FLORENCE TO ROME. (B) DAY 7 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B,D) DAY 8 ROME. (B) This is a sector of the 26 Day Europe Inspired trip. See p.129 or visit our website. TRIP PRICE OF £699

S TA R T 4

JUN

14

JUN

25

JUN

5

JUL

9

JUL

19

JUL

16

JUL

26

JUL

G

2

AUG

30

JUL

9

AUG

8

AUG

18

AUG

13

AUG

23

AUG

20

AUG

30

AUG

++ Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Walking tour of Kraków ++ Walking tour of Prague ++ Driving tour of Berlin ++ Orientation tour of Amsterdam START MEET AT 6PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

S TA R T G G G

FINISH

27

AUG

6

10

SEP

20

SEP SEP

24

SEP

4

OCT

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 10 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights in European campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattresses, 6 nights in hostel upgrades ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

DAY 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. DAY 2 BUDAPEST. (B) DAY 3 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. (B,L,D) DAY 4 KRAKÓW. (B) DAY 5 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,L,D) DAY 6 PRAGUE. (B) DAY 7 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) DAY 8 BERLIN. (B) DAY 9 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B,L) DAY 10 AMSTERDAM. (B,D) DAY 11 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF £789 TRIP PRICE OF £839

Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

TRIP PRICE OF £899

8 DAYS FROM

Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

11 DAYS FROM

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

G

FINISH

JUL

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

TRIP PRICE OF £789

699

S TA R T 23

This is a sector of the 34 Day European Adventure trip. See p.130 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF £729

£

FINISH 2019

789

£ M RO Y F BP N A O D R 8G S P E £8 P E R R PE

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 2G S P E £7 P E R R PE


BUDAPEST

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

23

6

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

125

14 DAY | WESTERN CROSSING SECTOR

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

27

ROME

6

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

START

London

2 Copenhagen

ENGLAND

DENMARK

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS FINISH

Hamburg

1 2

2

London

2

Berlin

Paris

FRANCE

ENGLAND

Swiss Alps

Dresden

GERMANY

SWITZERLAND

Auschwitz-Birkenau

2

Venice

POLAND

Avignon

CZECH REPUBLIC

MONACO

1

Pont du Gard

2 START

Pisa

French Riviera

2 Budapest

HUNGARY

S TA R T

FINISH

MAY

4

JUN

19

JUN

2

JUL

3

JUL

16

JUL

10

JUL

23

JUL

S TA R T G G

FINISH

17

JUL

30

JUL

24

JUL

6

AUG

31

JUL

13

AUG

14

AUG

27

AUG

21

AUG

3

SEP

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Berlin ++ Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau START MEET AT 6PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

S TA R T G

G

FINISH

4

SEP

17

SEP

18

SEP

1

OCT

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2019

G= Guaranteed Departure

FINISH

12

MAY

25

MAY

2

JUN

15

JUN

16

JUN

29

JUN

23

JUN

6

JUL

G G

FINISH

30

JUN

13

JUL

7

JUL

20

JUL

16

JUL

29

JUL

21

JUL

3

AUG

28

JUL

10

AUG

S TA R T G G G

FINISH

4

AUG

17

AUG

18

AUG

31

AUG

1

SEP

14

SEP

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Driving tour of Barcelona ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Walking tour of Rome

++ 13 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in European campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattresses, 4 nights in hostel upgrades, 3 nights in bungalows ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. (B,L) DAYS 6-7 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 8-9 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 10-11 FRENCH RIVIERA TO VENICE, ITALY. (B,L,D) (B) DAY 12 VENICE TO FLORENCE. (B,L,D) DAYS 13-14 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B) (B)

This is a sector of the 34 Day European Adventure trip. See p.130 or visit our website. TRIP PRICE OF £1169

This is a sector of the 26 Day Europe Inspired trip. See p.129 or visit our website. TRIP PRICE OF £1079

TRIP PRICE OF £1229

TRIP PRICE OF £1139

TRIP PRICE OF £1299

Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

TRIP PRICE OF £1199

14 DAYS FROM

Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

1169

£

14 DAYS FROM

1079

1

VATICAN CITY

++ 13 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in European campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattresses, 7 nights in hostel upgrades ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

DAYS 1-2 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (B) DAY 3 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. (B,L) DAY 4 KRAKÓW. (B) DAY 5 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,L,D) DAY 6 PRAGUE. (B) DAY 7 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) DAY 8 BERLIN. (B) DAY 9 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. (B,L,D) DAY 10 COPENHAGEN. (B,L) DAY 11 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. (B,L) DAY 12 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B,L) DAY 13 AMSTERDAM. (B,D) DAY 14 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

£

1

TRIP CODE: ECPTLR

2019 22

2

Florence

Rome

2 Barcelona SPAIN

TRIP CODE: ECCLHL

ITALY

Verona

2 Kraków

Prague

2

OM

R YF P DA GB SON R 8 P E £7 P E R R PE

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 4G S P E £8 P E R R PE

CAMPING

14 D A Y | E A S T E R N I N S P I R AT I O N


CAMPING

126

15 D A Y | M O U N TA I N S & B E A C H E S LONDON

BUDAPEST

YOUR ROUTE

28

7

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

15 DAY | EASTERN HIGHLIGHTS DUBROVNIK

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

START

London

27

6

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

Berlin

2

2

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

FINISH

London

ENGLAND

Kraków

Dresden

GERMANY

Prague

Paris

FRANCE

CZECH 2 REPUBLIC

2

AuschwitzBirkenau

POLAND

2

FINISH

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Postojna Cave

2 Verona

Budapest

HUNGARY

2 Budapest

SLOVENIA

Venice

HUNGARY

2

Florence ITALY

1

Pisa

2

Pula

CROATIA

2 Plitvice Lakes Zadar

Rome

2

START

Dubrovnik

VATICAN CITY

CROATIA

TRIP CODE: ECCLLH S TA R T

TRIP CODE: ECPTDL

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 10

MAY

24

MAY

7

JUN

21

JUN

21

JUN

5

JUL

28

JUN

12

JUL

G G

FINISH

5

JUL

19

JUL

12

JUL

26

JUL

19

JUL

2

AUG

2

AUG

16

AUG

9

AUG

23

AUG

S TA R T G

G

FINISH

23

AUG

6

SEP

6

SEP

20

SEP

G= Guaranteed Departure

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Visit Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower ++ Walking tour of Venice ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice

++ 14 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in European campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattresses, 5 nights in hostel upgrades ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BUDAPEST

DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. (B,L,D) DAYS 6-7 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B) (B,D) DAYS 8-9 ROME TO VENICE. (B,L,D) (B) DAY 10 VENICE TO PULA, CROATIA VIA POSTOJNA CAVE, SLOVENIA. (B,L,D) DAYS 11-12 PULA. (B,L) (B) DAYS 13-15 PULA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (B,L) (B) (B) This is a sector of the 26 Day Europe Inspired trip. See p.129 or visit our website. TRIP PRICE OF £1209

S TA R T 31

MAY

14

JUN

21

JUN

5

JUL

5

JUL

19

JUL

12

JUL

26

JUL

S TA R T G G

FINISH

19

JUL

2

AUG

26

JUL

9

AUG

4

AUG

18

AUG

9

AUG

23

AUG

16

AUG

30

AUG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Entry to Plitvice Lakes National Park ++ Local guide in Dubrovnik ++ Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Street art and nightlife tour of Berlin START MEET AT 6PM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

S TA R T G G G

FINISH

23

AUG

6

6

SEP

20

SEP SEP

20

SEP

4

OCT

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 14 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in European campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattresses, 2 nights in bungalows, 6 nights in hostel upgrades ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

DAYS 1-2 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 DUBROVNIK TO PLITVICE LAKES. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAYS 5-6 PLITVICE LAKES TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (B,L) (B) DAYS 7-8 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 9-10 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 11-12 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) (B) DAYS 13-14 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B,L) (B,D) DAY 15 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. (B) This is a sector of the 34 Day European Adventure trip. See p.125 or visit our website. TRIP PRICE OF £1119

TRIP PRICE OF £1349

TRIP PRICE OF £1179

Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

TRIP PRICE OF £1249

15 DAYS FROM

1209

FINISH 2019

TRIP PRICE OF £1279

£

2

Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

15 DAYS FROM

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

1119

£ M RO Y F BP N A O D R 1G S P E £8 P E R R PE

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 5G S P E £7 P E R R PE


ROME

37

BERLIN

YOUR ROUTE

9

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

127

19 DAY | ROMANS TO VIKINGS SECTOR

VENICE

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

33

LONDON

9

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

FINISH

Berlin

2 Copenhagen

2

DENMARK

Kraków

Dresden

GERMANY

AuschwitzBirkenau

Prague

CZECH 2 REPUBLIC

POLAND

2

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS FINISH

Hamburg

1 2 Berlin

2

London

ENGLAND

2 Budapest

Dresden

HUNGARY

GERMANY

Auschwitz-Birkenau

2 2 Plitvice Lakes

Dubrovnik START

ITALY

CROATIA

1

2

POLAND

CZECH REPUBLIC

Zadar

Rome

2 Kraków

Prague

Budva

2 Budapest

MONTENEGRO

1

1

overnight ferry

Tirana

HUNGARY

Postojna Cave

ALBANIA

SLOVENIA

START

Venice ITALY

2 Pula

CROATIA

Sailing

GREECE

TRIP CODE: ECPTRG S TA R T

TRIP CODE: ECCLVL

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 25

MAY

12

JUN

15

JUN

3

JUL

29

JUN

17

JUL

6

JUL

24

JUL

G G

FINISH

13

JUL

31

JUL

20

JUL

7

AUG

29

JUL

16

AUG

3

AUG

21

AUG

10

AUG

28

AUG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Street art and nightlife tour of Berlin START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN BERLIN

S TA R T G G G

FINISH

17

AUG

4

SEP

31

AUG

18

SEP

14

SEP

2

OCT

S TA R T

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 18 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in European campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattresses, 1 night in a hotel upgrade, 4 nights in hostel upgrades, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. (D) DAY 2 ROME TO GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. (B,L) DAYS 3-5 SAILING IN GREECE. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L) DAY 6 GREECE TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. (B,L,D) DAYS 7-8 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. (B,D) (B) DAYS 9-10 DUBROVNIK TO PLITVICE LAKES. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAYS 11-12 PLITVICE LAKES TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (B,L) (B) DAYS 13-14 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 15-16 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 17-18 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) (B) DAY 19 BERLIN. (B)

17

MAY JUN

2

JUL

JUN

16

JUL

5

JUL

23

JUL

G G

FINISH

JUL

30

JUL

19

JUL

6

AUG

26

JUL

13

AUG

9

AUG

27

AUG

16

AUG

3

SEP

++ Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Canal drinks cruise in Amsterdam ++ Street art and nightlife tour of Berlin START MEET AT 6PM IN VENICE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

S TA R T G

G

FINISH

30

AUG

17

SEP

13

SEP

1

OCT

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 18 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in European campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattresses, 10 nights in hostel upgrades ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

DAYS 1-2 VENICE, ITALY. (D) (B) DAYS 3-5 VENICE TO PULA, CROATIA VIA POSTOJNA CAVE, SLOVENIA. (B,L,D)

(B,L) (B)

DAYS 6-7 PULA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (B,L) (B) DAYS 8-9 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. (B,L) (B) DAYS 10-11 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 12-13 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) (B) DAYS 14-15 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. (B,L,D) (B,L) DAY 16 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. (B,L) DAYS 17-18 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B,L) (B,D) DAY 19 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B) This is a sector of the 26 Day Europe Inspired trip. See p.125 or visit our website. TRIP PRICE OF £1439 TRIP PRICE OF £1519 TRIP PRICE OF £1599

TRIP PRICE OF £1899

Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

19 DAYS FROM

1439

£

19 DAYS FROM

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

S TA R T 12

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

TRIP PRICE OF £1779

GBP PER PERSON

JUN

14

TRIP PRICE OF £1699

1699

4

28

This is a sector of the 34 Day European Adventure trip. See p.130 or visit our website.

£

FINISH 2019

OM

R YF P DA GB SON R 0 P E £9 P E R R PE

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 6G S P E £7 P E R R PE

CAMPING

19 D A Y | A D R I AT I C E X P R E S S


21 D A Y | E A S T E R N PAT H WAY S

CAMPING

128

ROME

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

Amsterdam

Berlin

2

2

London

10

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

DAY STOP

NETHERLANDS FINISH

41

LONDON

ENGLAND

Kraków

Dresden

GERMANY

AuschwitzBirkenau

Prague

CZECH 2 REPUBLIC

POLAND

2

2 Budapest

HUNGARY

2 Plitvice Lakes Zadar START

Rome ITALY

1

Dubrovnik CROATIA

2

1 overnight ferry

Budva

MONTENEGRO

1

Tirana

ALBANIA

Sailing

GREECE

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: PLITVICE LAKES

TRIP CODE: ECPTRL S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 25

MAY

14

JUN

15

JUN

5

JUL

29

JUN

19

JUL

6

JUL

26

JUL

13

JUL

2

AUG

20

JUL

9

AUG

G G G

FINISH

29

JUL

18

AUG

3

AUG

23

AUG

10

AUG

30

AUG

17

AUG

6

SEP

31

AUG

20

SEP

14

SEP

4

OCT

G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF £1879 TRIP PRICE OF £1969 TRIP PRICE OF £2089 Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

21 DAYS FROM

1879

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. Pinch yourself – you’re in Rome, baby! (D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

DAY 2 ROME TO GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. We’ll ferry from bella Italia to Greece. Restaurants, bars and cosy cabin rooms will keep you comfortable. (B,L)

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DAYS 3-5 SAILING IN GREECE. Three awesome days of sailing coming up! Absolute paradise. It’s a tough life. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L) DAY 6 GREECE TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Kick things off with a driving tour and a group dinner before we let you loose for the night. Cheers, Topdeckers! (B,L,D) DAYS 7-8 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. On to Montenegro and some stunning coastal scenes before we get to Dubrovnik for two days of exploring. (B,D) (B) DAYS 9-10 DUBROVNIK TO PLITVICE LAKES. Made up of 16 lakes connected by streams and waterfalls, the Plitvice Lakes didn't make it onto the UNESCO World Heritage list without good reason! (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAYS 11-12 PLITVICE LAKES TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. While you’re here, be sure to check out Heroes’ Square, Parliament House, the National Palace, Fisherman's Bastion and Andrássy Avenue. (B,L) (B)

DAYS 13-14 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. Get to know Kraków today on a walking tour. Then: your day, your choice. Why not check out Wawel Castle, the Jewish quarter and the market square? (B,L,D) (B)

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DAYS 15-16 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. A sobering visit to the former concentration camp Mauthausen. Then: time for Prague. Tick off the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. (B,L,D) (B)

3 nights sailing in Greece Driving tour of Tirana with a local guide Local guide in Dubrovnik Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 20 breakfasts (B), 11 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in European campsites in spacious twinshare dome style tents with air mattresses, 2 nights in bungalows, 1 night in a hotel upgrade, 6 nights in hostel upgrades, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAYS 17-18 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Quick stop in Dresden, then on to Berlin. We’ll drive you around to see (what’s left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building. Don’t miss the nightlife here – it’s famous for a reason! (B,D) (B) DAYS 19-20 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Next, it’s Amsterdam! Get your bearings on a walking tour. Time to find out why travellers and locals love it here... (B,L) (B,D) DAY 21 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Sad faces and goodbyes today as we finish up in London. (B)

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D) DAY 2 PARIS. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. (B,L,D) DAY 6 FLORENCE TO ROME. (B) DAY 7 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B,D) DAY 8 ROME TO VENICE. (B,L,D) DAY 9 VENICE. (B,D) DAYS 10-12 VENICE TO PULA, CROATIA VIA POSTOJNA CAVE, SLOVENIA. (B,L) (B,L) (B) DAY 13 PULA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (B,L,D) DAY 14 BUDAPEST. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau

DAY 16 KRAKÓW. (B)

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 25 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L), 12 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in European campsites in spacious twinshare dome style tents with air mattresses, 12 nights in hostel upgrades, 4 nights in bungalows ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

DAY 15 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. (B,L)

DAY 18 PRAGUE. (B)

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START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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DAY 21 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. (B,L,D) DAY 22 COPENHAGEN. (B,L) DAY 23 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. (B,L) DAY 24 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B,L) DAY 25 AMSTERDAM. (B,D) DAY 26 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

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‘The European Adventure was the trip of a lifetime! I had so much fun camping around Europe and experiencing things I normally wouldn't have. I met some amazing people who will be lifelong friends.’ - Megan

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Across to the city of love. Kick things off with a driving tour and a gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Roam free. After you’ve channelled your inner Parisian, top things off with an optional river cruise or cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Swiss Alps next. Mountains, mountains and more mountains! (B,L,D)

DAY 12 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Selfie time at the Leaning Tower of Pisa on our way to Florence. (B,L,D)

DAY 14 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Vatican City is first up with an optional visit. It’s one not to miss! (B,D) DAY 15 ROME TO GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. An overnight ferry to Greece before we take on the Mediterranean. (B,L) DAYS 16-18 SAILING IN GREECE. Ready for three awesome days of sailing? Let’s do this! (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L)

DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Head to Europe’s highest railway station and get ready to say ‘wow’ like 100 times.

DAY 19 GREECE TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Tirana, the capital of Albania, is famous for its pastel-coloured buildings. Come check ‘em out. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. Next stop: the Pope’s old stomping ground, Avignon. (B,L)

DAY 20 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. On to stunning Dubrovnik. Game of Thrones fans, this one’s for you. (B,D)

DAY 6 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. We’ll stop off at a famous Roman aqueduct before heading to Barcelona. (B,L,D)

DAY 21 DUBROVNIK. Use your free day to explore the World Heritage spots before rounding things off with an epic sunset sesh. (B)

DAY 7 BARCELONA. Get ready for more tapas than you can handle. Oh, and flamenco of course! (B)

DAY 22 DUBROVNIK TO PLITVICE LAKES. North to Zadar, en route to the stunning Plitvice Lakes. (B,L,D)

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DAY 23 PLITVICE LAKES. Cascading emerald waterfalls, limestone rock faces and secluded caves today. Get that Insta ready. (B,L,D) DAY 24 PLITVICE LAKES TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. You’re in Budapest baby! Find out why everyone loves it here. (B,L) DAY 25 BUDAPEST. Hipsters have converted old ruins to chic little bars. Get amongst it. (B) DAY 26 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. Get all up in the streets of Kraków today on a walking tour. Then: your day, your choice. (B,L,D) DAY 27 KRAKÓW. Buff up on history at Wawel Castle, take a walk along the banks of the Wisla and after dinner, hit the bars. (B) DAY 28 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. On to the cobblestoned streets of Prague. But first, a sobering visit to former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. (B,L,D) DAY 29 PRAGUE. Prague Castle and the Old Town Square are a good start. Don’t miss the quirky museums and the chance to party in the Kazimierz. (B) DAY 30 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. A quick pit stop in Dresden before we move on to Germany to find out why Berlin is just so freaking cool. (B,D) DAY 31 BERLIN. Check out the Holocaust Memorial and Checkpoint Charlie with a local guide or go exploring. Remember: the nightlife here is famous for a reason. (B) DAY 32 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. On to the home of Van Gogh. Grab those mayodipped fries and wander along the canal. (B,L) DAY 33 AMSTERDAM. Explore the city by bike (optional), then tick off all the major sights. (B,D) DAY 34 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. London’s calling! It’s been real. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ Local guides in Florence, Tirana and Dubrovnik ++ Visit the Pont du Gard ++ Entry to Plitvice Lakes National Park ++ Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau

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++ Skydiving in the Swiss Alps ++ Gondola ride in Venice START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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Bright blue waters, stunning beaches and more hidden gems than you can shake a snorkel at − get it all on our Greece, Croatia and Turkey sailing trips. Ahoy there!

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DAY 1 ATHENS, GREECE TO AEGINA. Break out the anchor tattoos and hoist the sails – we're pointing our compass to the beautiful Aegina. Your mission today: hunt down the best fish in Perdika's seaside tavernas, channel your inner god/goddess at Athena's ancient temple and Instagram some old-school ruins. DAY 2 AEGINA TO ERMIONI. Leave Aegina behind and set a course for Ermioni. After getting some sightseeing checked off the list on an orientation tour, you’ll soon find out why this place is ranked as Greece's most historic village. Grab some gyros, pick a century and set your watch to island time. (B,L) DAY 3 ERMIONI TO SPETSES. Set sail to Spetses and get your explorer shoes on for another orientation tour! Find out more about the island’s ties to the Revolution of the Greeks against the Ottoman Turks in 1821. If that’s not enough, there’s also some cool architecture to take a look at. (B,L) DAY 4 SPETSES TO HYDRA. Today it's off to Hydra – where wheeled vehicles are banned. Cue cobblestoned alleyways and romantic vibes. It's not called the gem of the Aegean Sea for nothing! (B,L) DAY 5 HYDRA TO POROS. Poros is about as Greek as you're going to get, as far as photo ops go. Kick it oldschool at the Temple of Poseidon or go swimming before another epic sunset session. There’s also an orientation tour of the island to check off the list. Yep, this is the life. (B,L) DAY 6 POROS TO AGISTRI. A new day can mean only one thing: a new island, of course! Join your fellow Topdeckers on an orientation tour of some of the most gorgeous islands in the Saronic Gulf. Think: peaceful beaches, hidden bays and the bluest water you’ll ever see. (B,L)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Explore the cobblestone streets of Hydra ++ Swim in the blue waters of Greece

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) ++ 7 nights in an en-suite air-conditioned cabin (double, triple or quad) ++ Local qualified crew ++ Topdeck Representative START MEET AT 2PM IN ATHENS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN ATHENS

DAY 7 AGISTRI TO ATHENS. Have a swim, grab some sun and set sail to Athens, where an orientation tour awaits. You’ll tick off sights like the Monastiraki Square, the Old Town, Hadrian’s Library, the Acropolis, and loads more! If you’ve still got enough energy left, get involved in an optional Greek night out, complete with dinner and entertainment. (B,L) DAY 8 ATHENS. Wave bye-bye to the Greek Islands – we’ll be going our separate ways after breakfast. (B)

THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS.

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DAY 1 MYKONOS, GREECE. Don your best sailor stripes and immerse yourself in all things Aegean as we get acquainted with our new sea friends in Mykonos. Little Venice, cute windmills and the old port will chew through your memory cards today. Tonight, doll up and hit the streets to discover why this island is nicknamed the Ibiza of Greece. DAY 2 MYKONOS. Nap time or free time? You decide whether they're one and the same on your free day in this island paradise. Wander the quaint streets or lounge around on the beach and work on that fivestar tan. (B,L) DAY 3 MYKONOS TO PAROS. Next up: Paros. More chalky villages, sky blue churches and laze-worthy beaches on the horizon. Get your bearings on an orientation tour of Parikia and prepare for photo ops aplenty at the castle, church and old town. Tonight, cut loose and explore. Shisha or karaoke, anyone? (B,L)

DAY 4 PAROS TO NAXOS VIA RHINA CAVE. Wave byebye to Paros – we’re off to Naxos for an orientation tour of the city. Tick off the beautiful castle and lots of quaint little streets and alleyways, then head to the shops to pick up some souvenirs for your mum (#browniepoints). Did we mention this place is also amazing for watersports? Sweet. (B,L) DAY 5 NAXOS TO ANO KOUFONISI. Onwards to Ano Koufonisi, where an orientation tour awaits. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can always rent a bike and whizz round the island. Tonight: another epic sunset session. Yep, this is the life. (B,L) DAY 6 ANO KOUFONISI TO IOS VIA MAGGANARI. Raise the anchor and head to Ios – also known as the place Europe goes to party. Get involved with an orientation tour, then hit up the famous Mylopotas Beach and the Far Out Beach Club. Tonight, try a slice of that epic Ios nightlife. (B,L) DAY 7 IOS TO SANTORINI. Get ready for rom-com worthy landscapes and views to write home about! Pay an optional visit to car-free Oia to check out the famous blue domed churches and the black and red sand beaches. If you fancy it, you can even take to

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Swim and snorkel in the Aegean Sea ++ Visit party islands Ios and Mykonos ++ Orientation tours of Parikia, Naxos, Ano Koufonisi and Fira ++ See the sunset at Oia in Santorini

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DAY 8 SANTORINI. Time’s up! Today we bid a fond farewell to our Aegean Sunseeker adventure. If you want more, you can always join an optional volcano tour this afternoon. We’re talking a private boat and an included lunch. And you get to see a VOLCANO. What’s not to love? (B)

THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS.

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HEADS UP! THIS TRIP ALSO GOES IN REVERSE (SANTORINI TO MYKONOS). THE REVERSE ITINERARY INCLUDES 2 NIGHTS IN SANTORINI AND 1 NIGHT IN MYKONOS. SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

++ Scuba diving in Santorini ++ Half day excursion to the Santorini Volcano and Caldera (only available on Mykonos to Santorini route) MEET AT 2PM IN MYKONOS (ESGCMS) OR START 2PM IN SANTORINI (ESGCSM) APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN SANTORINI (ESGCMS) OR FINISH 10AM IN MYKONOS (ESGCSM)

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DAY 3 ST NICHOLAS ISLAND TO KAŞ. First stop: Aquarium Bay (expectations set). Then, it’s on to Kaş to check out the local markets. Time to stock up on mouthwatering Turkish delight, textiles and as much silver jewellery as your body has room for. Once your wallet is officially empty, jump back aboard for a dinner extravaganza. This is the life! (B,L,D)

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DAY 4 KAŞ TO APERLAI BAY. Bring on next level relaxation. Today we’ll crank up some island-hopping tunes and check out the waters around Limanagzi and Üçağız. This evening, there’s a chill session at Aperlai Bay to look forward to. Shisha, anyone? (B,L,D)

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DAY 1 FETHIYE, TURKEY TO TARZAN BAY. Today is officially speak-like-a-pirate day. No swabbing the deck today me hearties, just lots of planking (read: sunbathing). Soak up the rays of the Mediterranean on the way to our first anchorage in Tarzan Bay. (D)

DAY 2 TARZAN BAY TO ST NICHOLAS ISLAND. There’s no such thing as too much of a good thing. Next up: the Blue Lagoon. It’s officially the most photographed beach in Europe, so charge your camera and get ready for some serious #Travelenvy shots. Another cheeky sunset snap at St Nicholas Island and you’ll have no Facebook friends left. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 APERLAI BAY TO GOKKAYA BAY. Today we float past the sunken city of Kekova (keep your eyes peeled for the adorable turtles that call this place home). Next up, sink your teeth into some castle vibes at Simena before we get down with a full-blown pirate party in Smugglers Bay. Wanna get your timbers shivered? Then don your finest eye patch and striped shirt! (B,L,D) DAY 6 GOKKAYA BAY TO FIRNAZ BAY. Set sail towards Hidayet Bay this morning and be rewarded with hidden treasure (in the form of crystal-clear water, a peaceful bay and a well-deserved swim). Final destination today: Firnaz Bay. Let’s make this one a night to remember. (B,L,D) DAY 7 FIRNAZ BAY TO FETHIYE. Rub shoulders with the jet-setters at Gemiler Beach or step back in time with an optional trip to the ancient ghost town of Kayaköy. Jump on dry land for some fresh gozleme, then hop back on board to get ready for a night of partying. (B,L,D)

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DAY 8 FETHIYE. Your Blue Lagoons adventure may end today but there’s no reason why you can’t find another ship to stow away on and do it all over again. Life’s a beach, right? (B)

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Croatia Sailing Croatia + sailing = what dreams are made of. Tick off the big names of Dubrovnik and Hvar and get ready for stunning sunsets, plenty of swim stops and heaps of time to explore. You're not gonna want to miss this.




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DAY 5 DUBROVNIK TO MLJET. If you had 99 problems, Dubrovnik probably took care of a few. Today it’s on to Mljet – which, despite its lack of vowels, is pretty spesh. With a National Park (optional visit) and the chance to visit St Mary Island, this place is sure to impress. This afternoon is on your watch, so spend it as you wish. (B,L)

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DAY 7 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. Seize the chance to zipline across the Cetina Gorge (optional) before we sail back to Split for more awesomeness. Yes, it's a UNESCO World Heritage city – and yes, it has an abundance of Roman architecture. Finish off your day behind the 1700-year-old walls of Diocletian’s Palace. If it's good enough for an emperor, odds are you'll rate it too. (B,L)

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DAY 1 SPLIT TO MILNA, CROATIA. Swap some cash for kuna, put your bags on your bunk and hit the big blue. Dock at the sleepy fishing village of Milna, chow down on an optional dinner with the gang or hang out on deck. You’ll all be shipmates in no time! (L) DAY 2 MILNA TO HVAR. Anchors up and motor on this morning, with a few swim stops en route. First stop: Hvar, the self-proclaimed ‘sunniest spot in Europe’ with a supposed 2,715 hours of sunlight in an average year. Lather up the sunscreen – ain’t nobody

got time for burn when we have an afternoon at Hula Hula beach bar to look forward to. (B,L)

DAY 3 HVAR TO KORČULA. Marco… Polo. A game of particular relevance in this mini Dubrovnik! Get your bearings of the fish shaped street plan, then brave the steep ladder at the 15th century tower-turnedcocktail bar for drinks with a view. (B,L) DAY 4 KORČULA TO DUBROVNIK. Today: Dubrovnik. Beyoncé and Jay-Z fell crazy in love with it – and if you’re into Game of Thrones you're sure to find your

DAY 8 SPLIT. Anchors down for a final breakfast. Swap contact details with your new mates and start planning your next adventure. (B)

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HEADS UP! THIS TRIP ALSO GOES IN REVERSE (DUBROVNIK TO SPLIT). SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) ++ 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin or double) on a motorised boat ++ Local qualified captain and crew ++ Local port tax ++ Topdeck Representative

DAY 1 SPLIT TO STARI GRAD, CROATIA. Today we’ll meet in Split – then it’s off the mooring line and on to Stari Grad. Tonight get to know the gang over a welcome dinner aboard the boat (optional). (L) DAY 2 STARI GRAD TO HVAR. Today we’ll check out Hvar’s famous fortress, cathedral and square before we go to town on an included night out. (B,L) DAY 3 HVAR TO BOL. Onwards to Bol. All of those pretty stone houses and brightly coloured flowers won’t take photos of themselves, now, will they? (B,L) DAY 4 BOL TO MAKARSKA. Time to set a course for the Makarska Riviera. Oh – and on the way, there’s a chance to take an optional peek at the magical Blue Cave. (B,L) DAY 5 MAKARSKA TO KORČULA. Today we’re moving on to Korčula, where we’ll be hitting the cobblestone alleys on a walking tour. Later on, there’s plenty of time to climb your way to the top of an old-school cathedral tower to savour a colourful cocktail. (B,L)

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DAY 6 KORČULA TO MLJET. Get a dose of serenity on an optional National Park visit, boat it over to St Mary Island to visit the resident donkeys, then round off the day with an optional captain’s dinner with the gang. (B,L) DAY 7 MLJET TO DUBROVNIK. Check out the Mljet sunrise, then it’s off to Dubrovnik. Today’s optionals will knock your socks off: try sea kayaking around the city walls, or step out on a Game of Thrones tour. (B,L) DAY 8 DUBROVNIK. Once you've finished sending off your fellow shipmates, come talk to us about another eight days sailing the Croatian islands. (B) THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS. THIS TRIP WILL DOCK IN EITHER STARI GRAD OR HVAR DEPENDING ON LOCAL CONDITIONS.


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‘Croatia was beautiful and we had a perfect balance of activities, relaxing and partying. Doing it with Topdeck was perfect and I would definitely recommend them and travel with them again :) ’ - Emily

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++ Sail the scenic Croatian coastline ++ Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed destinations Dubrovnik and Split ++ Visit Hvar Fortress (entrance not included)

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) ++ 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin or double) on a motorised boat ++ Local qualified captain and crew ++ Local port tax ++ Topdeck Representative

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Ziplining in Split ++ Local dinner in Korčula START MEET AT 11AM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN DUBROVNIK

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA TO MLJET. Today we set course for the island of Mljet. Later, toast your first day’s seafaring with an optional welcome dinner on board the boat. (L) DAY 2 MLJET TO MAKARSKA. Welcome to the Croatian Riviera! Tonight we party pirate style, so don your finest eyepatch and striped shirt. Optional: a visit to Mljet National Park. (B,L) DAY 3 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. Split is next! But first, we’ve got two optionals for you: get some aerial thrills ziplining across the Cetina Gorge, or flex your skills on a river rafting excursion. (B,L) DAY 4 SPLIT TO HVAR. Head to Hvar Fortress, Square and Cathedral for more than a few photo ops, then

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DAY 5 HVAR TO KORČULA. Our next stop is Korčula. Get your bearings on a walking tour – and don’t miss the chance to see the locals showing off their cutting edge version of the two-step. (B,L) DAY 6 KORČULA TO ŠIPAN. Hit the sleepy town of Šipan, where the afternoon is yours to swim and relax. Tonight, rock up to an optional Captain’s dinner on board the boat and tuck into a feast of epic proportions. (B,L) DAY 7 ŠIPAN TO DUBROVNIK. Trace the top of the 1,940 metres of city walls, then grab a front row seat for the sunset. Today’s optional activities: sea kayaking around the Dubrovnik walls or a Game of Thrones walking tour. (B,L) DAY 8 DUBROVNIK. Swap contact details with your shipmates and plan your next adventure – we’re outta here after breakfast. (B)

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make your way to Hula Hula beach for a groovy afternoon. Dress to impress tonight: we’re hitting the town. (B,L)

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GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

Plan your route to Istanbul and discover all this intoxicating country has to offer on an Anzac Day adventure. With an expert Trip Leader and local guide in tow, you’ll stay in well-located hotel accommodation in Istanbul and enjoy all the benefits of added inclusions and one-off experiences. Commemorate the fallen soldiers on Anzac Day and form bonds for life with your fellow travellers on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

DAY 1 ISTANBUL, TURKEY. Join your new friends at the welcome meeting to get clued up about the trip to come. Then: it’s off to a local bar to break the ice and ring in your adventure! DAY 2 ISTANBUL TO GALLIPOLI. Today you'll depart Istanbul and make the pilgrimage to ANZAC Cove. But first, set off on a walking tour and visit the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the underground cistern with a local guide. Tonight, you'll camp out under the stars and await the Dawn Service. Prepare yourself – this will be a truly memorable experience! (B) DAY 3 GALLIPOLI TO ISTANBUL (ANZAC DAY). If this morning’s stirring tributes to fallen soldiers don’t rouse your tired bones, then nothing will. Despite the lack of sleep, you’ll be pulsing with energy as thousands of Aussies and Kiwis unite for the Anzac Day Dawn Service. Kiwis can take the chance to participate in the New Zealand memorial service at Chunuk Bair (all welcome) and there’s also the Australian memorial service at Lone Pine to attend (all welcome) before you return to Istanbul in the afternoon for your final night. DAY 4 ISTANBUL. Settle back into Istanbul. In this city, you can cross two continents in half an hour! The trip ends after breakfast. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Attend the ANZAC Cove Dawn Service ++ Opportunity to attend the Australian and New Zealand memorial services ++ Walking tour of ‘Old’ Istanbul

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 2 breakfasts (B) ++ 2 nights in hotels (twin or double), 1 night under the stars at ANZAC Cove ++ Modern air-conditioned coach ++ Commemorative hoodie ++ Awesome Trip Leader and local guide START MEET BETWEEN 2-6PM IN ISTANBUL FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN ISTANBUL

PE R M RO YF P DA GB SON 9 £8 P E R R PE


14 D A Y | A N Z A C D AY E X P E D I T I O N ISTANBUL

YOUR ROUTE

16

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

1

LIMITED EDITION

ISTANBUL

147

COUNTRY

DAY STOP START/FINISH

Istanbul

TURKEY

1 2 1 Gallipoli Eskişehir 1 Ayvalık 1 Cappadocia 2 Pamukkale

2 Kuşadası Fethiye 2

1 Antalya Saklikent Gorge

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: CAPPADOCIA

DAY 1 ISTANBUL, TURKEY. Join your new friends at the welcome meeting and get clued up about the trip. Then: it’s off to a local bar in Sultanahmet to ring in your adventure. DAY 2 ISTANBUL. This morning there’s an included guided tour of Istanbul to get involved with, so prep your peepers for the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Later, enjoy a Bosphorus river cruise. (B) DAY 3 ISTANBUL TO ESKIŞEHIR. Today we roll into Eskişehir. A vibrant and cosmopolitan melting pot, Eskişehir is home to a booming restaurant scene. (B) DAY 4 ESKIŞEHIR TO CAPPADOCIA. Next is Cappadocia, where cone-like rock formations spatter the landscape. (B,D) DAY 5 CAPPADOCIA. Your second day calls for further exploration of Love Valley. Tonight, check out an optional belly dancing show with dinner. (B) DAY 6 CAPPADOCIA TO ANTALYA. Today our travels pass Caravansary in Sultanhani and Konya. Tonight, we rest our heads in Antalya. (B) DAY 7 ANTALYA TO FETHIYE. Two days in Fethiye are yours! Take in the natural harbour, azure waters and numerous rock tombs. (B,D) DAY 8 FETHIYE. More paradise today. Stroll Fethiye’s boat-lined docks and tuck into some seafood or gözleme. (B) DAY 9 FETHIYE TO KUŞADASI. Another day, another impossibly blue ocean. This time: the Aegean. Make a pit stop at Pamukkale and the ruins of Hierapolis, before arriving at Kuşadası. (B,D) DAY 10 KUŞADASI. Brush up on your history with a visit to Ephesus, which was a centre of travel and commerce in the ancient world. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Attend the ANZAC Cove Dawn Service ++ Opportunity to attend the Australian and New Zealand memorial services ++ Walking tour of Istanbul ++ Cruise on the Bosphorus Strait ++ Visit the ruins at Hierapolis-Pamukkale ++ Visit Pergamon Acropolis

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 12 nights in hotels (twin-share), 1 night under the stars at ANZAC Cove ++ Modern air-conditioned coach ++ Commemorative hoodie ++ Awesome Trip Leader and local guide

TRIP CODE: ELAXII S TA R T

FINISH 2019

13

APR

26

APR

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

14 DAYS FROM

1199

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

START MEET AT 4PM IN ISTANBUL FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN ISTANBUL

DAY 11 KUŞADASI TO AYVALIK. Stop off at the legendary Pergamon to check out the mighty Acropolis, then it’s on to Ayvalık for a hit of sunshine and more turquoise waters. (B,D) DAY 12 AYVALIK TO GALLIPOLI. Start the morning with an optional visit to the archaeological Troy site before making your way to the battlefields of Gallipoli. Tonight, we camp out under the stars. (B) DAY 13 GALLIPOLI TO ISTANBUL (ANZAC DAY). Today, thousands of Aussies and Kiwis unite for the Anzac Day Dawn Service. Kiwis can participate in the New Zealand memorial service at Chunuk Bair, while Aussies can take part in the Australian memorial service at Lone Pine. Then, it’s back to Istanbul. DAY 14 ISTANBUL. One final breakfast before we bid adieu to the week that was. (B)

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 6G S P E £8 P E R R PE


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8 D A Y | C R O AT I A S U M M E R S A I L

LIMITED EDITION

148

SPLIT

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

SPLIT

15

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

DAY STOP

START/FINISH

Split

CROATIA

1 1

Milna

1

Makarska

1

Hvar Korčula

1

1 Mljet

1

Dubrovnik

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: DUBROVNIK

TRIP CODE: ELCPSS / ELCXSS S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 6 3

JUL AUG

13 10

24 JUL AUG

G G

AUG

FINISH 31

AUG

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

8 DAYS FROM

2449

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

Ready for an incredible, can’t-stop-reminiscing-aboutit week cruising Croatia’s islands and coastline like a VIP? Yeah, we thought so! This brand new trip will see you living the yacht life like a celeb, with loads of partying, swimming and exploring to brag about. Plus, your very own DJ will be bringing the party vibes on board your luxury yacht for one of the stops. The only problem is, you’ll never want to leave...

DAY 1 SPLIT, CROATIA TO MILNA. This is it! Your week-long sailing adventure begins today. Excited? We sure are. Shotgun your bed and get ready to hit the big blue. Dock at the sleepy fishing village of Milna, chow down on an optional welcome dinner or hang out on deck. You'll all be shipmates in no time. (L) DAY 2 MILNA TO HVAR. Next stop: Hvar, the selfproclaimed ‘sunniest spot in Europe’. Sounds good right? You’ll get the chance to explore the Hvar Fortress today, complete with Insta-worthy views over the island. Then, get pumped for your first night out together in this buzzing town. (B,L) DAY 3 HVAR TO KORČULA. This little gem of a Croatian island might just be one of our faves. Get your bearings of the old town, then get ready to live like a local with an included foodie dinner experience. Later, brave the steep ladder at the 15th-century tower-turned-cocktail bar for drinks with a view. We’ll raise a glass to that! (B,L,D) DAY 4 KORČULA TO DUBROVNIK. Today: Dubrovnik. Choose between soaking it all up with a stroll along the top of the city walls (with a cable car ride to top it off) or go sea kayaking. Tonight, we’ve got your entry sorted to one of the best local clubs. Ready to show us your moves? (B,L) DAY 5 DUBROVNIK TO MLJET. Today it's on to Mljet. With a National Park visit on the cards and the chance to visit St Mary Island, this place is sure to impress. This afternoon is on your watch. Why not take advantage of the two-hour bike rental we’ve sorted for you? You can thank us later. (B,L)

M RO YF P DA GB ON R 88 S P E £2 P E R R PE

DAY 6 MLJET TO MAKARSKA. Next: the Makarska Riviera. Check out the town and then get excited for tonight's party at the infamous grotto club, Deep. That’s right – we’re having a rave in a cave. Did we mention we’ll also have an awesome DJ on board? Get ready to party. Hard. (B,L)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Sail and swim the scenic Croatian coastline on a luxury yacht ++ Rave in a cave ++ Party like a VIP with your own DJ ++ Visit Hvar Fortress ++ Two hour bike rental in Mljet ++ Sea kayaking or cable car ride ++ Walking tours of Split and Dubrovnik ++ Visit Mljet National Park ++ Dinner in Korčula

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 7 three-course lunches (L), 1 dinner (D) ++ 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin or double) on a luxury yacht ++ Yacht with two sundecks, chill-out area and air conditioning ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Local port tax ++ Awesome captain and crew ++ Topdeck Representative ++ Goodie bag includes: T-shirt, sunglasses, bag and more START MEET AT 11AM IN SPLIT FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN SPLIT

DAY 7 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. If you’re feeling up to it after last night, seize the chance to zipline across the Cetina Gorge (optional) before we sail back to Split for more awesomeness. Yes, it's a UNESCO World Heritage city – and yes, it has tons of Roman architecture. Soak it all in on a walking tour with a local guide. (B,L) DAY 8 SPLIT. Anchors down for a final breakfast. Swap contact deets with your new shipmates and start planning your next adventure. (B)


10 D A Y | R O A D T O S Z I G E T BUDAPEST

YOUR ROUTE

13

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

4

COUNTRIES

LIMITED EDITION

DUBROVNIK

149

WI-FI

DAY STOP

FINISH

Budapest

HUNGARY

‘Amazing Trip Leader and Driver who made the experience excellent. Awesome group to travel with and the countries we saw are a must. The festival is one of a kind and a must do if you’re into music.’ - Tristan

4

Sziget

2

Belgrade SERBIA

2 Sarajevo

Mostar

1

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

START

Dubrovnik CROATIA

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SZIGET

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. Make your way to Dubrovnik and meet up with your fellow festival diehards. Take the chance to explore this great city by foot before a hearty group dinner (and the chance to take on the famous nightlife). (D) DAY 2 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA VIA MOSTAR. Sarajevo may still be known for the tragic legacy of its 1990s war, but it’s also now a flourishing European city. En route, we’ll make a stop at Mostar to visit the famous Stari Most bridge. Before dinner, there’s just enough time for a driving tour. (B,D) DAY 3 SARAJEVO. A free day in Sarajevo – score! Why not wander through the beautiful old town or take an optional tour of the bunkers and war tunnel built underneath the airport’s runway? Make sure you make a stop at the plaque outside the Museum of Sarajevo – it marks the spot where Franz Ferdinand was shot (the event that triggered WWI). (B) DAY 4 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Just try and tear your eyes away from all the awesomeness today as we take the scenic route from Sarajevo to Belgrade. (B,D) DAY 5 BELGRADE. The day’s yours, Topdecker! Start exploring. If history’s your thing, jump on a walking or cycling tour and take in the city’s fascinating past. If you’re more about the chill vibes, there’s Ada Ciganlija – an island on the River Sava with a shore perfect for sun worshipping. (B) DAY 6 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Today it’s your chance to find out why Budapest often tops the lists of European must-dos. We’ll tour the main sights, enjoy a feed, then discover why ruin bars are so hot right now. (B,D) DAY 7 BUDAPEST. Far from us to suggest this is the start of the main event, but it's our first day at Sziget. #Excited. Prep your party pants – this is going to be a wild ride. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

TRIP CODE: ELSZDH S TA R T

++ 3 day ticket to Sziget Festival ++ Visit Mostar

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 5 nights in hotels (twin or double), 4 nights in hostels ++ Tours of all major cities ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver START MEET AT 2PM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN BUDAPEST

DAY 8 BUDAPEST. After scoping out the grounds yesterday, you’ve got today to enjoy the spectacle. But it’s not all about the main stage – indulge every musical whim with dance, house, pop, rock and everything in between. (B)

FINISH 2019

2

AUG

11

AUG

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

10 DAYS FROM

1089

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 9 BUDAPEST. One more day of Sziget to rock your socks. It’s all here on the self-styled Island of Freedom: theatre, street food, folk dancing, beaches, sports and amusements. And when you find the chance, there’s always that whole music thing. (B) DAY 10 BUDAPEST. Wipe the glitter from your eyes and enjoy your final breakfast as the whirlwind of Sziget comes to a close. You might want to stick around though… (B) PLEASE NOTE: THE DATES AND ITINERARY OF THIS TRIP ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL THE SZIGET FESTIVAL 2019 DATES HAVE BEEN RELEASED.

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 09 S P E £1 P E R R PE


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16 D A Y | S A I L T O S Z I G E T

LIMITED EDITION

150

DUBROVNIK

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

BUDAPEST

24

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

DAY STOP

FINISH

Budapest

HUNGARY

4

Split

1 CROATIA

1

2 Belgrade SERBIA

Makarska

Mostar

1

1

Hvar Korčula

2 Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Dubrovnik CROATIA

1 1 Mljet

1

Šipan Dubrovnik START FINISH

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SZIGET, HVAR

TRIP CODE: ELZCDH S TA R T

FINISH 2019

27

JUL

11

AUG

G= Guaranteed Departure

16 DAYS FROM

2049

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA TO MLJET. Make your way to Dubrovnik and meet up with your fellow festival-goers. Ready to set sail? Then splice the mainbrace. We’ve got a festival to get to! Next stop: Mljet. (L) DAY 2 MLJET TO MAKARSKA. Nature lover? Opt in to pay a visit to Mljet National Park before we set a course for the Makarska Riviera – one of the best unsung holiday spots in Europe. (B,L) DAY 3 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. After a spot of optional river rafting, it’s time to make like a banana and Split. Yes, it's a UNESCO World Heritage city, and yes, it has an abundance of Roman architecture. (B,L) DAY 4 SPLIT TO HVAR. See ya later, Split! Today we’re moving on to Hvar, the self-proclaimed ‘sunniest spot in Europe’ with a supposed 2,715 hours of sunlight in an average year. Best lather up that sunscreen. (B,L) DAY 5 HVAR TO KORČULA. Our next stop is Korčula, home to the infamous Massimo – a cocktail bar built in the turret of a 15th-century tower. A steep ladder climb will reward you with epic views and delicious bevs. (B,L) DAY 6 KORČULA TO ŠIPAN. Hit the sleepy town of Šipan, where we'll have the afternoon to swim and relax. Tonight, pull up a picnic blanket, grab a glass of the town's famous Dingac wine, and watch the stars ignite the sky. (B,L) DAY 7 ŠIPAN TO DUBROVNIK. Back to Dubrovnik today. Work on your tan at the beach (or get involved in some optional kayaking), then grab a front row seat for the sunset. It’s our last night on the boat, so make the most of it! (B)

M RO YF P DA GB ON R 29 S P E £1 P E R R PE

DAYS 8-9 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA VIA MOSTAR. Sarajevo may still be known for the tragic legacy of its 1990s war, but it’s also now a flourishing European city. En route, we’ll make a stop at Mostar to visit the famous Stari Most bridge. Tomorrow, the day is yours to explore. (B,D) (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ 7 nights sailing in Croatia ++ 3 day ticket to Sziget Festival ++ Visit Mostar

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 15 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin or double) on a motorised boat, 8 nights in hotels (twin or double) ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Local qualified captain and crew ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver START MEET AT 11AM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BUDAPEST

DAYS 10-11 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Just try and tear your eyes away from all the awesomeness as we take the scenic route from Sarajevo to Belgrade. History your thing? Good. Jump on a walking tour and take in the city’s fascinating past. (B,D) (B) DAYS 12-16 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. We finally made it to Budapest! Time to show Sziget a thing or two. Prep your party pants – this is going to be a wild ride. Think: theatre, street food, folk dancing, beaches, sports and amusements. And when you find the chance, there’s always that whole music thing. (B,D) (B) (B) (B) (B)

PLEASE NOTE: THE DATES AND ITINERARY OF THIS TRIP ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL THE SZIGET FESTIVAL 2019 DATES HAVE BEEN RELEASED.


4 D A Y | L A T O M AT I N A 4

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

LIMITED EDITION

VALENCIA

151

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

START/FINISH

Valencia SPAIN

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: LA TOMATINA FESTIVAL, VALENCIA

DAY 1 VALENCIA, SPAIN. Viva España! Our trip begins today in the glorious Spanish coastal city of Valencia. Meet the gang at our accommodation, then head out on the town for the chance to get to know your fellow revellers. Food fight in T minus 48 hours = befriend the enemy. (D) DAY 2 VALENCIA. Today is all yours to explore Valencia’s Old Quarter, taking in highlights like the Central Market, Plaza Redonda, the Cathedral of Valencia and the Basilica of Our Lady the Forsaken. Not keen for a wander? We won’t judge if you’d rather chill on the beach and work on your tan. This evening is yours to sample the delicious local cuisine, so order up big at a tapas bar and wash it all down with a sangria (or two). (B) DAY 3 VALENCIA. We have an early start this morning – but today’s excitement makes it more than worthwhile. We’ll board our coaches for the included transfer to Buñol, the home of La Tomatina – the world’s biggest food fight! The atmosphere building up to the ‘fight’ is like one big street party, with the occasional water fight added just for fun. Technically the festival doesn’t kick off until someone has climbed up a greased pole to retrieve a ham (no, really) – however a cannon blast will also signal the start of the tomato onslaught at 11am. Huge trucks packed with tons of tomatoes roll through the street dropping their loads in the middle of the packed crowds. Then it’s game on: everyone for themselves! The fight lasts for an hour – which may not sound like much but it’s a long time if you’re repeatedly getting pelted with tomatoes. Then, it’s time to head back to Valencia for a shower and a well-earned rest. Tonight hopefully there are no lingering tomato-related grudges as we toast new friends and the memories of our Tomatina experience. (B) DAY 4 VALENCIA. Wake up feeling like a human-sized bottle of ketchup? That’s all part of the fun. Rinse the remains of yesterday’s epic food fight from behind your ears and dive into a hearty breakfast. The trip finishes this morning, but be sure to stick around with your newfound comrades and explore Valencia some more. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

TRIP CODE: ELLTVV/ELTLVV S TA R T

++ Join La Tomatina, the world's biggest food fight

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights in hostels (multi-share) or 3 nights in hotels (twin or double) ++ Modern air-conditioned coach transfer to Buñol for La Tomatina festival ++ Guided tour of Valencia ++ Awesome Trip Leader START MEET BETWEEN 2-4PM IN VALENCIA FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN VALENCIA

FINISH 2019

26

AUG

29

AUG

26

AUG

29

AUG

G

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

4 DAYS FROM

349

£

GBP PER PERSON

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £169

4 DAYS FROM

429

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 8G S P E £8 P E R R PE


NEW TRIP

10 D A Y | G R E E K T R E A S U R E S

LIMITED EDITION

152

ATHENS

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

ATHENS

11

1

MEALS

COUNTRY

WI-FI

DAY STOP

START/FINISH

Athens

GREECE

2 1

2

Syros

Mykonos

optional day trip

2

2

Naxos

Ios

Milos

optional day trip

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MILOS

TRIP CODE: ELGAAA S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 28

MAY

6

JUN

25

JUN

4

JUL

G

FINISH

16

JUL

25

JUL

20

AUG

29

AUG

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF £1199 TRIP PRICE OF £1379 Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £359

10 DAYS FROM

1199

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 1 ATHENS, GREECE. Are. You. Ready? The land of gyros, ancient wonders and plate smashing awaits! Meet your new Topdeck fam and kick off your Greek Island adventure in Athens. Dinner tonight will be a group thang. (D) DAY 2 ATHENS. Rise and shine – it’s another sunsoaked day in the Greek capital! Get snap-happy at the Acropolis, the Parthenon and Syntagma Square on today’s walking tour. And then? Well that, my dear Topdecker, is up to you… (B) DAY 3 ATHENS TO MILOS. Time to discover a lesserknown Greek gem: the volcanic island of Milos, which is known as the ‘Island of Colours’. Explore the ancient theatre, catacombs and windmills in Tripiti village, then round off your day with a cinematic sunset. (B) DAY 4 MILOS. Prepare to claim Insta fame, #Topdeckers. Today we’ll be hitting up Kleftiko, a group of unusual rock formations and caves that’s only accessible by boat. Then it’s on to the picturesque village of Klima – where cute boats, sparkling waters and brightly coloured seafront houses will make your camera roll pop. (B) DAY 5 MILOS TO NAXOS. Naxos is next! Slap on the Factor 30 because this island punches way above its weight as far as exotic beaches are concerned. According to Greek legend, it’s also the place where the god of wine got married. Forget Hercules – that’s a hero we can really look up to. (B) DAY 6 NAXOS. Did someone say day trip? That’s right. Today you can stay put in Naxos or pay an optional visit to the party island of Ios! It’s not all shots and banging tunes here though – Ios is also home to the beautiful village of Chora, where you can soak up some awesome sea views. (B)

M RO YF P DA GB ON R 20 S P E £1 P E R R PE

DAY 7 NAXOS TO SYROS. Spin the compass and set a course for Syros. Amazing architecture is what this romantic island does best – and we’ll see a whole bunch of it on today’s orientation tour. Work up an appetite, ‘cos tonight we’ve got a tasty dinner to look forward to. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ See the famous Greek Islands of Milos, Naxos and Syros ++ Walking tour of Athens ++ Orientation tours of Milos, Naxos and Syros

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

9 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 9 nights in hotels (twin or double) Transfers from ferry ports and hotels Local Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Day trip to Ios ++ Day trip to Mykonos START MEET AT 5PM IN ATHENS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ATHENS

DAY 8 SYROS. We’ve got a tough decision for you today. Stick around in Syros, or hop on an optional day trip to the legendary Mykonos – where gorgeous beaches, whitewashed houses and cosmopolitan vibes reign supreme. Hint: either way, you can’t lose. (B) DAYS 9-10 SYROS TO ATHENS. Time to bid a fond farewell to Syros – it’s back to Athens for the last two days of the trip. After breakfast on day ten, we’ll go our separate ways. Don’t shed a tear though! Just start planning the next adventure... (B) (B)


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17 D A Y | S A I L T O T H E S T E I N S 25

MUNICH

YOUR ROUTE

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

1 STOP & STAY

LIMITED EDITION

SPLIT

153

WI-FI

DAY STOP FINISH

Munich GERMANY

1

Salzburg

AUSTRIA

Ljubljana SLOVENIA

2

2

Zagreb CROATIA

START

Split

1

1

Zadar Split

CROATIA

1

Milna

1

Makarska

1

Hvar

1

Korčula

1

FINISH

Dubrovnik

1

Mljet

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MUNICH, DUBROVNIK

DAY 1 SPLIT TO MILNA, CROATIA. Say hey to your fellow Oktoberfest enthusiasts in Split and prepare to hit the high seas! Excitement level: 100/10. Next stop, Milna. (L) DAY 2 MILNA TO HVAR. Anchors up and off we go with a few swim stops en route. First stop: Hvar, the self-proclaimed ‘sunniest spot in Europe’ with a supposed 2,715 hours of sunlight in an average year. We’ve got an afternoon at Hula Hula beach bar to look forward to later. (B,L) DAY 3 HVAR TO KORČULA. Marco… Polo. A game of particular relevance in this mini Dubrovnik! Get your bearings of the fish shaped street plan, then brave the steep ladder at the 15th-century tower-turnedcocktail bar for drinks with a view. (B,L) DAY 4 KORČULA TO DUBROVNIK. Today: Dubrovnik. Beyoncé and Jay-Z fell crazy in love with it – and if you’re into Game of Thrones you're sure to find your inner fanboy/girl. Soak it all up with a stroll along the top of the 1,940 metre long city walls. (B,L) DAY 5 DUBROVNIK TO MLJET. Today it’s on to Mljet. With a National Park (optional visit) and the chance to visit St Mary Island, this place is sure to impress. There’s a free afternoon on the cards today. (B,L) DAY 6 MLJET TO MAKARSKA. Makarska Riviera next, one of the best unsung holiday spots in Europe. Check out the town, then brace yourself for tonight's party at the infamous grotto club, Deep. Caves never seemed so cool! (B,L) DAY 7 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. Seize the chance to zipline across the Cetina Gorge (optional) before we sail back to Split for more awesomeness. Yes, it's a UNESCO World Heritage city – and yes, it has an abundance of Roman architecture. Finish off your day behind the 1700-year-old walls of Diocletian’s Palace. (B,L) DAY 8 SPLIT TO ZADAR. Hear the sounds of the sea? The Sea Organ is a quirky art installation that sits among Zadar's eclectic mix of Roman ruins and public art. Don’t forget to check it out! (B) (D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ 7 nights sailing in Croatia ++ Walking tour of Munich ++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 16 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin or double) on a motorised boat, 9 nights in hotels (twin or double) ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Local qualified captain and crew ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TRIP CODE: ELOCSU S TA R T

FINISH 2019

S TA R T 21

7

SEP

23

SEP

14

SEP

30

SEP

SEP

FINISH 26

SEP

G= Guaranteed Departure

18 DAYS FROM

2249

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

START MEET AT 11AM IN SPLIT FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN MUNICH

DAYS 9-10 ZADAR TO ZAGREB. Aww yeah – you’ve got two whole days to do Zagreb your way! Partial to a bit of architecture, food, culture and music? Good news! Zagreb is too. We reckon you’ll get on great. (B) (B) DAYS 11-12 ZAGREB TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Onwards to Ljubljana (lyoob-lya-nah). Ljubljana Castle and Old Town have been waiting for you to visit since Celtic times. The nightlife here is also pretty special. Anyone for vino with a side of live music and underground art installations? (B) (B) DAY 13 LJUBLJANA TO SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. Go for Baroque as you take a wander around the fairytale city where Mozart was born. Hold up – is that a fortress overlooking the city? (B,D) DAYS 14-17 SALZBURG TO MUNICH, GERMANY. Welcome to the city where beer is officially considered a food. Check off the sights on a walking tour, then slide on your lederhosen and get ready for three unforgettable nights at the jolliest festival around: Oktoberfest. You’ll be table dancing in no time. (B) (B) (B) (B)

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 33 S P E £1 P E R R PE


LIMITED EDITION

154

4 DAY | BRAUMEISTER

4 DAY | FESTMEISTER

(OKTOBERFEST)

MUNICH

YOUR ROUTE

4

1

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRY

(OKTOBERFEST)

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ELOBUU S TA R T

3

MUNICH

1 STOP & STAY

1

MEALS

COUNTRY

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ELOFUU

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

27

SEP

30

SEP

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH SEP

G

20

SEP

23

SEP

G

30

SEP

3

OCT

G

20

SEP

23

SEP

G

30

SEP

3

OCT

G

23

SEP

26

SEP

G

3

OCT

6

OCT

G

23

SEP

26

SEP

G

3

OCT

6

OCT

G

2019

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Walking tour of Munich ++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights in a hostel (multi-share) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

2019

27

SEP

30

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Walking tour of Munich ++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations

START MEET BETWEEN 2-6PM IN MUNICH FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN MUNICH

START MEET BETWEEN 2-6PM IN MUNICH FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN MUNICH

Officially the world’s biggest party, Oktoberfest draws a crowd of seven million people every year to celebrate the three best things to come out of Germany: beer, bratwurst and pretzels. Make your own way to Munich for this legendary festival, then experience all the the city has to offer while staying at centrally located hostel accommodation with included breakfasts and a walking tour. Are you ready for this? Eins, zwei, drei, g’suffa (one, two, three, chug it down)!

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B) ++ 3 nights camping in pre-erected tents with air mattresses (twinshare) ++ Return coach transport to Oktoberfest ++ Awesome Trip Leader

Join throngs of beer-loving Bavarians as we embark on the four-day Festmeister trip to Munich to celebrate the most #epic of all European festivals: Oktoberfest. Designed to be as flexible as your stein-swilling arm, this trip allows you to choose your preferred dates – meaning you’ll get the same awesome experience, sans the weekend crowds (if you so wish). The dress code is Bavarian classic, lederhosen are optional, and singing, hugging and dancing on tables is encouraged.

DAY 1 MUNICH, GERMANY. (D) DAY 2 MUNICH. (B)

DAY 1 MUNICH, GERMANY.

DAY 3 MUNICH. (B)

DAY 2 MUNICH. (B)

DAY 4 MUNICH. (B)

DAY 3 MUNICH. (B)

Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

DAY 4 MUNICH. (B)

4 DAYS FROM

355

£

Price based on Per Person twin-share tents

4 DAYS FROM

329

GBP PER PERSON

£

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 9G S P E £8 P E R R PE

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 3G S P E £8 P E R R PE


NEW TRIP

(OKTOBERFEST)

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

LONDON

3

1 STOP & STAY

MEALS

1

155

4 DAY | SCHICKMEISTER

LIMITED EDITION

5 DAY | PROSTMEISTER

(OKTOBERFEST)

COUNTRY

WI-FI

MUNICH

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

4

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

DAY STOP

START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

overnight coach

1 1

overnight coach

2 Munich

GERMANY

TRIP CODE: ELOPLL S TA R T

FINISH 2019

20

SEP

24

SEP

TRIP CODE: ELOHUU S TA R T

FINISH

27

SEP

1

OCT

3

OCT

7

OCT

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Walking tour of Munich ++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations START MEET AT 12PM IN LONDON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 2PM IN LONDON

S TA R T G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B) ++ 2 nights camping in pre-erected tents with air mattresses (twin-share) ++ Return coach transport to Oktoberfest ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

With over 4,500,000 square feet of food stalls, attractions and Bierzelt (beer tents), Oktoberfest in Munich is like Disneyland for beer-lovers. Sample the liquid gold, chow down on bratwurst and get a load of the Bavarian culture while you’re at it on our five-day Prostmeister adventure. Whether you’re an established beer enthusiast or you’re just intrigued by the folkloric festivities, you’re sure to find something to float your stein. Cheerful atmosphere guaranteed.

FINISH

SEP

30

SEP

20

SEP

23

SEP

30

SEP

3

OCT

23

SEP

26

SEP

3

OCT

6

OCT

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Walking tour of Munich ++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations

G= Guaranteed Departure

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights in a hotel (twin or double) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

START MEET BETWEEN 2-6PM IN MUNICH FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN MUNICH

Hear that? It’s the German trifecta of beer, bratwurst and pretzels calling your name! That’s something you just can’t ignore. So, don your finest lederhosen (or dirndl), grab the nearest person to you and prepare to sing, dance and hug the night away at the world’s biggest party in Munich. Note: table dancing is encouraged. On our Schickmeister adventure, you’ll sleep it all off in cosy hotel accommodation. All together now: ahhhhh. DAY 1 MUNICH, GERMANY. (D) DAY 2 MUNICH. (B) DAY 4 MUNICH. (B)

DAY 2 MUNICH. (B)

4 DAYS FROM

DAY 3 MUNICH. (B)

539

£

DAY 4 MUNICH. (B) DAY 5 MUNICH TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Price based on Per Person twin-share tents

5 DAYS FROM

479

S TA R T 27

DAY 3 MUNICH. (B)

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO MUNICH, GERMANY.

£

FINISH 2019

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

GBP PER PERSON

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 6G S P E £9 P E R R PE

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 35 S P E £1 P E R R PE


WINTER

156

PARIS, FRANCE

The gingerbread season turns Europe into a magical land of twinkling lights, après-ski and snowy streets. Go ice skating under the Eiffel Tower, explore the Christmas markets and drink all the Glühwein you can handle.

ACCOMMODATION

3+ STAR HOTELS/HOSTELS/ BUNGALOWS

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

TRIP LENGTH 4-28 DAYS

ROOM TYPES

SINGLE/T WIN/DOUBLE/TRIPLE/ MULTI-SHARE DORMS

SKIING, AUSTRIA


OUR FULL RANGE OF 2019-20 EUROPE WINTER TRIPS WILL DROP LATER THIS YEAR. KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED!

DAYS | TRIP NAME

NORTHERN LIGHTS, ICELAND

PAGE

TYPE HOTEL

| I C E L A N D EXPLORER

158

10 D AY

| B I G RED T O R E D S TA R

159

HOTEL

14 D AY

| W I N T E R W ONDER

160

HOTEL

20 D AY

| D I S C O V E R W INTER

161

HOTEL

28 D AY

| W I N T E R EXPEDITION

162

HOTEL

11 D AY

| W I N T E R B RAV O I TA L I A

164

EXPLORER

14 D AY

4 D AY

| W I N T E R B RITAIN & I R E L A N D

166

EXPLORER

8 D AY

| W I N T E R SC ANDI E X P R E S S

166

HOSTEL PLUS

9 D AY

| E A S T E R N LIGHTS

167

HOSTEL PLUS

11 D AY

| W I N T E R EXPRESS

168

HOSTEL PLUS

18 D AY

| W I N T E R GETA W AY

169

HOSTEL PLUS

24 D AY

| W E S T E R N COMPA SS

170

HOSTEL PLUS

24 D AY

| W I N T E R SPIRIT

172

HOSTEL PLUS

14 D AY

| BALKANS & SKI

173

LIMITED EDITION

WINTER SAILING WINTER

157 157


4 DAY | ICELAND EXPLORER

WINTER - HOTEL

158

REYKJAVÍK

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

REYKJAVÍK

4

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

DAY STOP

Gullfoss Falls optional day trip

START/FINISH

Reykjavík ICELAND

Thingvellir National Park

Blue Lagoon

optional day trip

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BLUE LAGOON, GULLFOSS WATERFALL, NORTHERN LIGHTS

TRIP CODE: EHICJJ S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2019

23

JAN

26

JAN

6

FEB

9

FEB

G

13

FEB

16

FEB

G

20

FEB

23

FEB

G

5

MAR

8

MAR

19

MAR

22

MAR

17

NOV

G

NOV

1

DEC

DEC

15

DEC

19

DEC

22

DEC

27

DEC

30

DEC

9

JAN

12

JAN

16

JAN

19

JAN

14

NOV

28 12

FINISH

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF £839 TRIP PRICE OF £889 TRIP PRICE OF £949 Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £339

4 DAYS FROM

839

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 1 REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND. With landscapes like this, Iceland might as well be its own solar system. Make your own way to your accommodation for a date with your Trip Leader and fellow #Topdeckers. Make friends, swap travel stories and grab some drinks. We’ve got an introduction to Iceland’s nightlife on the cards tonight. Beer tasting – we’re ready for ya! (D) DAY 2 REYKJAVÍK. Off to the famous Blue Lagoon today. Sounds like something out of Disney and looks like something from space. Lunar landscape. Natural geothermal pools. The chance to explore and swim. In winter. Outside. Iceland is awesome. As if life couldn’t get any better than this, wait ‘til tonight. We’re off chasing the Northern Lights. Visibility can’t be guaranteed but if you nail that shot you won’t need to take another photo again. Ever. (B) DAY 3 REYKJAVÍK. Swap natural wonders for city life with a free day in über-cool Reykjavík. Check out the views from Hallgrímskirkja then hit up the halfsubmerged City Hall and grab a coffee with half your body under the waterline. Surreal. If you're a naturelover, don't miss the optional Golden Circle tour for 300 kilometres of the very best Icelandic landscapes (see also: the UNESCO World Heritage Site Thingvellir National Park). Come nightfall, there are loads of foodie options. Local delicacies like smoked sheep head or rotten shark = a little too much for most. But we’re up for a bite from the world's best hot dog stand. Bill Clinton allegedly rates it. For something even more local, head to the other end of the lake for great food and great views. Definitely worth the trip. But be warned, the best nightlife starts late. Like midnight. Dancing shoes at the ready! (B) DAY 4 REYKJAVÍK. Farewells today. But, don’t get too upset. You ticked off some epic bucket list activities. Keen for round two? (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Visit the famous Blue Lagoon ++ Northern Lights tour

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights in hotels (twin or double) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Trip to the famous Golden Circle START MEET BETWEEN 3-4PM IN REYKJAVÍK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN REYKJAVÍK

M R OO M Y FF R P D AAY G BB P O N R D XX G S ON PPEE R £ X2 1 0 P EERR S £ ER P PP E R


10 D A Y | B I G R E D T O R E D S TA R MOSCOW

14

MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

WINTER - HOTEL

HELSINKI

159

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

START

Helsinki

FINLAND

St Petersburg

1

2

2

RUSSIA

Tallinn

ESTONIA

1

overnight train

FINISH

Moscow RUSSIA

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: HELSINKI, MOSCOW, TALLINN

DAY 1 HELSINKI, FINLAND. Visit the major sites and embrace Finnish tradition with a hearty salmon soup (lohikeitto). Or, try ice skating or foodie-stall hopping at Old Market Square before meeting your soon-tobe besties for a group dinner. (D) DAY 2 HELSINKI TO TALLINN, ESTONIA. Ferry it from Helsinki to the Silicon Valley on the Baltic Sea, where Skype was invented and kids start coding at six. Go exploring and check out the only surviving Gothic town hall in northern Europe. (B,D) DAY 3 TALLINN. Go all 'knight in shining armour' with a medieval tour of the city or go and see the super impressive Kadriorg Palace (optional). The palace is home to the Kadriorg Art Museum as well. Plenty to get your teeth into. (B) DAY 4 TALLINN TO ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. Russia is bigger than Pluto, so it’s understandable that today’s drive is pretty epic. Say zdravstvujtye (zdrahstvooy-tee = hello) as we arrive in St Petersburg in time to scope out the Venice of the North on a driving tour. The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is awesome in all its domed and glittery glory. (B,D) DAY 5 ST PETERSBURG. With three million items in the archives, the Hermitage Museum is your morning sorted. It has the largest collection of paintings in the world and guard cats that protect them from rodents. (B)

DAY 6 ST PETERSBURG TO MOSCOW VIA OVERNIGHT TRAIN. Take in the city at your own pace today. Then, why not embrace your inner hipster with a visit to the city’s Street Art Museum? Later, it’s all aboard the night train for Moscow. Get cosy! (B) DAY 7 MOSCOW. Bounce to Moscow this morning to roll with the billionaires. The city is home to the largest number of high-rollers in the world. We’ve got a driving tour to give you a good overview of the city. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin ++ Visit the State Hermitage Museum

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

9 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 8 nights in hotels, 1 night on an overnight train Baltic Sea ferry ticket Overnight train ticket Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Visit Kadriorg Palace ++ Guided tour of the Moscow Metro START MEET AT 2PM IN HELSINKI FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN MOSCOW

DAY 8 MOSCOW. Check out the Red Square, then it’s on to the Kremlin. Fact: The Kremlin was saved from WWII bombing by disguising it as a normal house. (B)

TRIP CODE: EHWBHM S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 7

DEC

16

DEC

23

DEC

1

JAN

G

FINISH

11

JAN

20

JAN

8

FEB

17

FEB

G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF £1349 TRIP PRICE OF £1419 TRIP PRICE OF £1489 Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £399

10 DAYS FROM

1349

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 9 MOSCOW. St Basil’s Cathedral in winter blows all those Hans Christian Andersen fairytales out of the water. Be amazed by the onion domes and then pop back in on Putin at the Kremlin. Then, go underground to check out some of the 196 beautiful metro stations (optional). Prep that Instagram of yours. (B,D) DAY 10 MOSCOW. Time to say poka (bye) after breakfast. We won’t blame you if you wanna stick around for more though. (B)

M RO Y F BP N A D G O R 35 S P E £1 P E R R PE


14 D A Y | W I N T E R W O N D E R

WINTER - HOTEL

160

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

LONDON

18

MEALS

7

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

DAY STOP

NETHERLANDS

START/FINISH

2 Amsterdam

London

ENGLAND

GERMANY

1 Heidelberg 2 Paris

Salzburg

FRANCE

1

AUSTRIA

Swiss Alps

2

SWITZERLAND

Verona

2

Venice Florence ITALY

1

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SWISS ALPS, FONDUE, ROME

TRIP CODE: EHWWLL S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 3

NOV

16

NOV

24

NOV

7

DEC

1

DEC

14

DEC

G G

8

DEC

21

DEC

15

DEC

28

DEC

G

22

DEC

4

JAN

G

FINISH

5

JAN

18

12

JAN

25

JAN JAN

26

JAN

8

FEB

2

FEB

15

FEB

16

FEB

29

FEB

1

MAR

14

MAR

G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF £1839 TRIP PRICE OF £1919 TRIP PRICE OF £1999 TRIP PRICE OF £2299 Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £549

14 DAYS FROM

1839

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Say au revoir to England and introduce yourself to French food and killer sights with a night driving tour and included dinner. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Make like a local and head along the banks of the Canal St Martin for a café scene they don’t want you to know about. Finish with cabaret or a river cruise (optional). (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Yodel out the window as we roll into the Alps today. Scenery like this needs to be seen to be believed. (B,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Ride to the top of the world (well, nearly) or explore a village that will inspire you to buy (and eat) a Toblerone. (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Onwards to beautiful Firenze. Tip: Hot chocolate + Piazzale Michelangelo for great views over the city and secret bakeries (Google it). (B,D) DAY 6 FLORENCE TO ROME. Take advantage of the local POV today as we check out the sights. Then it’s off to Rome for the Colosseum and the Pantheon. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

13 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 13 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Scenic excursion to Mt Titlis ++ Guided tour of the Vatican City ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 7 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Visit the Vatican (optional) then live like a local. See: tiny wine bars, street markets, thin pizza dough and awesome fashion. (B)

DAY 11 SALZBURG TO HEIDELBERG, GERMANY. Dial up the Disney. A fairytale castle makes Heidelberg ideal to unleash your inner Prince/Princess Charming. They do a good beer, too. (B)

DAY 8 ROME TO VENICE. Ah, fair Verona. Channel Romeo and Juliet and re-enact the world’s most famous balcony scene. Then, get ready for island hopping – city style. (B,D)

DAY 12 HEIDELBERG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. And you thought Italy was foodie heaven. Amsterdam has got the goodies too. Take off to find some local haunts. Ready, set, eat! (B)

DAY 9 VENICE. They say it’s all about the gondolas. You’ll know why today. More love at St Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace and Rialto Bridge. Then, hang out with the locals at Cannaregio. (B)

DAY 13 AMSTERDAM. Final full day. Explore the city by bike (optional) then get your phone ready to capture everything at our farewell dinner cruise. (B,D)

M RO YF P DA GB ON R 32 S P E £1 P E R R PE

DAY 10 VENICE TO SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. Welcome to Salzburg. One city. One complex musical dynasty. Play 'spot the fan' as you go. Hint: The Sound of Music guys quite often dress up, Mozart fans less so. (B)

DAY 14 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Today it's back on the ferry to London. Start planning the next adventure before we get back on land. (B)


20 D A Y | D I S C O V E R W I N T E R LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

28

MEALS

10

COUNTRIES

1 STOP & STAY

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

Berlin

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

2

2

London

WINTER - HOTEL

LONDON

161

ENGLAND

Dresden GERMANY

2

Prague

2

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen

Paris

FRANCE

Vienna

Swiss Alps

Budapest

1

HUNGARY

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

2

Lake Bled

2 Verona

1 Ljubljana

SLOVENIA

2

Venice Florence ITALY

1

Rome

VATICAN CITY

2

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BERLIN, AMSTERDAM

DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Meet the crew and see Paris by night on a driving tour. Day two? Bike or cruise along the Seine (optional). There's also an optional cabaret show. (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Enjoy the views today as we roll into the Swiss Alps. Tomorrow, jump on the revolving gondola to the top of Mt Titlis (optional). (B,D) (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. We arrive in the land of Tuscan cuisine and the birthplace of gelato: Florence. (B,D) DAY 6 FLORENCE TO ROME. Walking tours in both Florence and Rome today mean you’ll have learnt enough about history to smash all future pub quizzes. (B) DAY 7 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Visit the Vatican today (optional) with its museums and Sistine Chapel. Ah-mazing. (B) DAYS 8-9 ROME TO VENICE. A Verona walking tour this morning before we say ciao to Venice. Get your bearings on day two’s walking tour and soak up St Mark's Square before a gondola ride. (B,D) (B) DAY 10 VENICE TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. We're off to Ljubljana via the Insta-worthy Lake Bled. Go back to the Middle Ages on a walking tour of Ljubljana Castle and Old Town. (B) DAYS 11-12 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Enjoy a walk this evening and soak up the view from the Citadella. Tomorrow, check off the Széchenyi Baths and visit the Buda Castle. Tonight, hang with the hipsters at a ruin bar. (B,D) (B,D) DAY 13 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Amp up the classical music and get ready for the City Of Dreams. (B) DAYS 14-15 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. First, a sobering visit to Mauthausen concentration camp. Then, fuel up on trdelník before a walking tour

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of Paris Local guide in Florence Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen Dinner at Hofbräuhaus in Berlin Gondola ride in Venice Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

TRIP CODE: EHWDLL S TA R T

++ Bike tour of Amsterdam ++ Scenic excursion to Mt Titlis START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

in Prague. See the John Lennon Wall and the Old Town Square on day two. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 16-17 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. We'll drive you around to see the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate before a meal at the Hofbräuhaus. On day two, hang with the locals in Kreuzberg. Optional street art and nightlife tour tonight. (B,D) (B) DAYS 18-19 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Take on the city's museums (mustdos: Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House). Top it off with a dinner cruise on the canal. (B) (B,D) DAY 20 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Today it's back on the ferry to London. *cries* (B)

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Paris

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Pisa

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Say bonjour to the city. Ease yourself in with a highlights tour and an included dinner. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Head out on an optional bike ride, check out an optional cabaret show in the Latin Quarter or channel your inner Amélie and go exploring. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Prepare for Instagram paradise today as we head into the fairytale landscapes of the Swiss Alps. (B,D)

DAY 9 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Go pizza-hunting in Caesar’s backyard and get a feel for this famous place. Check out Vatican City on an optional tour. (B) DAY 10 ROME TO VENICE. Off to the home of more than 400 bridges and 118 islands via Verona. Fill up over dinner and get pumped for day two in Venice tomorrow. (B,D) DAY 11 VENICE. Chop off some of those calories by exploring the city on foot this morning. Then: cue singing men in water limos taking you down a labyrinth of canals. Viva Italia. (B) DAY 12 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS, AUSTRIA. Arrive at the home of carbs and adrenaline sports. Tonight we kick off in style with tobogganing (optional). (B,D)

Florence Orvieto Rome

DAY 8 FLORENCE TO ROME. On your way out of Florence, keep your eyes peeled for local artist Clet’s street signs (Google it). Then, arrive in Rome for an orientation tour. (B)

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DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Spend a day in the landscape that inspired Toblerone. (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO MILAN, ITALY. Strike a pose today as we roll on to the fashion capital of Italy via Liechtenstein. (B) DAY 6 MILAN TO FLORENCE. After THAT shot in Pisa we’re off to Florence. Huddle up, grab a double espresso and hit the streets. (B,D)

DAY 13 AUSTRIAN ALPS. Sing ‘Let It Go’, eat snow, ski (optional) and play king of the castle. You’re in the Alps baby! (B) DAY 14 AUSTRIAN ALPS. Take two. Build a snowman then stuff yourself with all the strudel you can handle. (B) DAY 15 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO MUNICH, GERMANY. This is so boring. Said no one ever. An early start for extra snow time, then on to Munich for a walking tour. (B) DAY 16 MUNICH TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Chocolate box perfection as we roll into Ljubljana today. Kick things off with a guided tour then explore your way around Europe’s last undiscovered fairytale. (B)


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DAY 17 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Ruined buildings? If you haven’t heard of ruin bars, you have now. Get ready for some classic European nightlife with a hipster twist. (B,D) DAY 18 BUDAPEST. Take it easy relaxing in the Széchenyi thermal baths today (just the tonic after the night before). Then, get right back out there for round two. We told you Budapest was a good time, right? (B,D) DAY 19 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. Two countries in one day? Easy. Take the scenic route through Slovakia to Kraków and get your bearings on a walking tour. (B) DAY 20 KRAKÓW. Start with Kazimierz, the Old Jewish quarter of the city. A labyrinth of streets and markets, bars and cafés – this is where the cool kids hang out. (B) DAY 21 KRAKÓW TO ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC. Put things into perspective with a visit to Europe’s most notorious concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Then continue on with a night in the World Heritage city Český Krumlov. (B,D) DAY 22 ČESKÝ KRUMLOV TO PRAGUE. We’re in Prague today. Explore the city on foot, then find out why this city is known for its nightlife. (B,D) DAY 23 PRAGUE. Check out the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square or the Astronomical Clock. And that’s just for starters. (B) DAY 24 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. A quick stop in Dresden as we carry on to Berlin today. We’ve got a driving tour of this famous city, aka the home of rave and currywurst. (B,D) DAY 25 BERLIN. Start off your day with a history lesson at the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Reichstag building. (B) DAY 26 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Eat fries with mayo, explore the city or wander the pretty canals. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of Paris Gondola ride in Venice Local guide in Florence Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

TRIP CODE: EHWXLL S TA R T

27 breakfasts (B), 11 dinners (D) 27 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Snowboarding/skiing in the Austrian Alps ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 27 AMSTERDAM. Hit the streets like a local exploring the city by bike (optional) then do your own thing for the rest of the day. For a dose of history, pay a visit to the Anne Frank House, and then meet with the crew for an evening canal dinner cruise to say bye. (B,D)

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GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 28 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. The trip might be over but there’s always Facebook friends. (B)

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11 D A Y | W I N T E R B R AV O I TA L I A

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ROME

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DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. We’ve got a date (well, a walking tour). Meet your Trip Leader and check out the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum. Work up an appetite for dinner with the group tonight. (D) DAY 2 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Off to the smallest country in the world and St Peter’s Basilica (optional). If you’re into culture, consider taking one of the optional tours at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Wanna do your own thing? Live la dolce vita and explore the streets. (B) DAY 3 ROME TO SORRENTO. Ciao Roma, hello Amalfi Coast! Think: Instagram material and holiday hotspot for literary geniuses like Dickens, Nietzsche and Goethe. Get inspired and write some postcards after dinner. (B,D) DAY 4 SORRENTO. Stay seaside or choose to travel back to 79 AD to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient city of Pompeii (which was buried when nearby Vesuvius erupted). Tonight, load up on carbs at a local restaurant of your choice. Pro tip: follow the sound of live music. (B) DAY 5 SORRENTO TO ASSISI. On to the hillside town of Assisi to find out how the Basilica of St Francis was built without cranes and just how that roof was painted. It’s pretty epic. (B,D) DAY 6 ASSISI TO VENICE. We’re heading to Venice today. But first: the views from San Marino castle. Then, for every car lover’s dream, we’re hitting up the Ferrari Museum! Later, in Venice, expect a maze of canals and picture-perfect bridges. (B,D) DAY 7 VENICE. A walking tour means our day starts with minus calories. So, refuel at lunch and then jump on a gondola to see the Grand Canal. Perfecto. (B)

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DAY 8 VENICE TO MILAN. Dust off (and maybe iron) those fancy clothes today. Milan is Italy’s fashion capital and the residents know it. Expect £3,000 knee-high boots and tailored coats in the shops. Just saying. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Gondola ride in Venice Wine tasting in Tuscany Visit the Ferrari Museum Local guides in Assisi and Florence

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

10 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 10 nights in hotels (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Guided tour of historic Pompeii ++ Guided tour of the Vatican City START MEET AT 3PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN ROME

DAY 9 MILAN TO FLORENCE. Capture THAT shot with the famous Leaning Tower in Pisa before we continue through Tuscany. We’ve got some wine tasting before we move on to Florence. Tip: take a walk to Piazzale Michelangelo. Thank us later. (B) DAY 10 FLORENCE. Get to know the city with a local this morning. See: the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio. Head up the bell tower beside the main Duomo to avoid the queues and to get the same dramatic views. (B,D) DAY 11 FLORENCE TO ROME. Full circle today as we head back to the capital to say goodbye. But first, we check out Orvieto for a wild boar panini (if you’re keen). (B)


14 D A Y | W I N T E R B R I TA I N & I R E L A N D LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

17

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5

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WINTER - EXPLORER

LONDON

165

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Loch Ness SCOTLAND

Glasgow Giant’s Causeway Derry/Londonderry

Edinburgh

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Oxford START/FINISH

Cardiff

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BRITISH PUB, GIANT'S CAUSEWAY

DAY 1 LONDON TO LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. We begin with Harry Potter-esque Oxford. Soak up the medieval vibes before we head to Liverpool and have a traditional roast dinner. (D) DAY 2 LIVERPOOL TO YORK. Arriving into York, we’ll check out York Minster. Later, why not explore the town for a night to remember? (B) DAY 3 YORK TO EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. Soak up Edinburgh’s old-world charm, hit up the city for a local pub feast and take the chance to explore the nightlife with your crew. (B,D) DAY 4 EDINBURGH. Get under the skin of Edinburgh today and find out why it's much more than its gothic architecture. Head underground with a spooky tour. (B) DAY 5 EDINBURGH. We’re spoilt today with a second day in the capital. Go Loch Ness Monster searching or check out the city vaults under South Bridge. (B) DAY 6 EDINBURGH TO GLASGOW. You can’t do Scotland without whisky. Cue a whisky tasting tour (optional) then Glasgow’s nightlife beckons. (B) DAY 7 GLASGOW TO BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND. Ferry over to a city with a lot of recent history and which now has a buzzing, cosmopolitan feel. Hit up the Titanic Museum or hop on an optional Black Cab tour for local tales and insider tips. (B,D) DAY 8 BELFAST TO GALWAY, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND. Big Question. How did 40,000 hexagonal rock columns end up in the same place? Doesn’t matter – the Giant’s Causeway rocks (pun intended). We’ll arrive in Galway tonight. (B) DAY 9 GALWAY. A free day in Galway. Grab yourself some fish and chips and a beer from the local pub before admiring the buskers on Shop Street. Don’t forget to check out the Cliffs of Moher (optional activity) and get ready to sing Ed Sheeran all day. (B) DAY 10 GALWAY TO DUBLIN. Take in the scenery on our drive to Dublin, including a visit to the ancient site

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Traditional English Sunday roast Visit the Giant’s Causeway Guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse Visit Stonehenge Visit prehistoric Newgrange

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

TRIP CODE: EXWULL S TA R T

of Newgrange. Tonight, an Irish show after dinner is your chance to sample a taste of tradition. (B)

DAY 11 DUBLIN. Get your bearings for this afternoon’s free time on a walking tour. Then, take in the view of the city from the Guinness Skybar after exploring the Guinness Storehouse. (B)

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++ Nightlife tour of Edinburgh ++ Day trip to Loch Ness

FINISH 2019

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14 DAYS FROM

1759

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GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 12 DUBLIN TO CARDIFF, WALES. Ferry across to Wales and touch down in Cardiff. (B) DAY 13 CARDIFF. Do culture at Cardiff Castle or watch a rugby match in The Home of Sport. Tonight, it’s our last dinner with the group. (B,D) DAY 14 CARDIFF TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Today, we stop off in mystical Stonehenge before London calls us back. Who wants to go again? (B)

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8 DAY | WINTER SCANDI EXPRESS

WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

166

COPENHAGEN

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COPENHAGEN

11

MEALS

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WI-FI

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Oslo

NORWAY

2 Stockholm SWEDEN

START/FINISH

Copenhagen

1

DENMARK

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GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 1 COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Before meeting your fellow Topdeckers for dinner tonight, spend the day exploring Copenhagen to find out why the city keeps popping up as one of the most liveable cities in the world. Take a stroll along the canal to see the brightly-coloured townhouses, get your thrills at the Tivoli Gardens amusement park and go say hi to The Little Mermaid statue. (D)

++ Driving tour of Oslo ++ Walking tour of Stockholm ++ Driving tour of Copenhagen

DAY 2 COPENHAGEN TO OSLO, NORWAY. Today we’re heading north. Oslo, we’re coming for ya! Enjoy the views today as you travel to Norway’s capital. Once we get to Oslo, get your bearings on a driving tour and take notes of what you wanna come back and explore on your free days here. (B,D)

++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

DAY 3 OSLO. The first of two whole days in Oslo. Want some inspiration for things to do? How about taking the optional visits to the Viking Ship Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum and Fram Polar Ship? Or, get your ski on at a nearby resort and shred some powder. See you on the slopes. (B) DAY 4 OSLO. More time to explore Oslo today! Whether you’re a pro or just starting out, make sure you get involved in skiing today. Not your thing? You can always cosy up at the chalets with a mug of hot chocolate and have an ultimate people watching day. (B) DAY 5 OSLO TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. You know it for the IKEA hotdogs and meatballs (plus super good-looking people), but Sweden’s capital is also famous for its design and fashion scenes as well as its multicultural vibes. Get excited to explore tomorrow as you share a dinner with your travel pals on arrival into Stockholm this evening. (B,D)

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DAY 6 STOCKHOLM. Get to know Stockholm today on a walking tour. Then, head on over to the maritime Vasa Museum or learn all about the Nobel Prize giving ceremony on a guided tour of Stockholm City Hall, aka the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet (both optional). Pretty cool huh? (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS 7 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 7 nights in hostels North Sea ferry ticket Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Visit the Viking Ship Museum ++ Ski in Norway ++ Guided tour of Stockholm City Hall START MEET AT 4PM IN COPENHAGEN FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN COPENHAGEN

DAY 7 STOCKHOLM TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Back down south today as we travel to Copenhagen. Get ready for more gorgeous views playing out of your window: we’re talking lakes and forests for days. Talk about postcard-perfect. Cosy up with a group dinner this evening after a driving tour of Copenhagen. (B,D) DAY 8 COPENHAGEN. We’re saying bye after breakfast, but why not stick around a little longer and see what else Copenhagen has to offer? You won’t be short of stuff to do, we can be sure of that much! (B)


9 DAY | EASTERN LIGHTS BUDAPEST

YOUR ROUTE

12

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WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

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DAY 1 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. You're in Prague – yay! Fuel up on trdelník (pastry deliciousness) before we kick things off with a walking tour through the cobblestone streets. Suss out the largest ancient castle in the world, cross Charles Bridge and watch 'Death' toll the hour on an astronomical clock that's over 600 years old. (D) DAY 2 PRAGUE. Free day for the win! Channel your inner bohemian 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). (B,D) DAY 3 PRAGUE TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. Wawel Castle could only be built after a cobbler’s apprentice did the impossible: he slayed a dragon with a sheep full of sulphur. A city with history like that needs to be explored, so we'll take you through the Old Town and the largest medieval market square in Europe. (B) DAY 4 KRAKÓW. Look up! St Mary’s near the main square is beautiful. Just wait ‘til you get inside. Cruise around the hipster Jewish quarter, visit Schindler’s Factory and then dig into a plate of pierogi. This dumpling-like food will have you applying for your Polish passport. Stat. (B,D) DAY 5 KRAKÓW TO BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. We tour through Auschwitz-Birkenau today. Take the time to reflect before we head to Slovakia. A guided tour through Bratislava will offer you loads of insight, just in time to make the most of a city that has a UFO for a restaurant (if you’ve got the $$$). (B) DAY 6 BRATISLAVA TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Mozart, Beethoven and Freud called Vienna home and they left a huge impression on the world. Visit a wiener kaffeehaus (coffee house) before getting Bach on track with an optional Viennese Chamber Orchestra concert. But first, a driving tour. (B) DAY 7 VIENNA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Swap the classical symphony for the chance to eat goulash and langos. New Year’s resolutions haven’t started yet, so

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Entry to Széchenyi thermal baths

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8 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 8 nights in hostels Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TRIP PRICE OF £789 TRIP PRICE OF £829 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Tickets to the Viennese Chamber Orchestra START MEET AT 1PM IN PRAGUE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BUDAPEST

no diet excuses here! Get your bearings on a driving tour. You’re in Budapest baby! (B)

DAY 8 BUDAPEST. Széchenyi thermal baths in winter? Ah yeah! Later, grab your fellow Topdeckers, put on a woolly hat, grab your cameras. Tonight, hang with the hipsters and drink local fruit brandy at one of the original ruin bars. (B,D)

9 DAYS FROM

749

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 9 BUDAPEST. This trip wraps up after breakfast, but don’t be down! Did we mention it’s ski season and the Alps are right around the corner? (B)

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 4G S P E £8 P E R R PE


11 D A Y | W I N T E R E X P R E S S

WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

168

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

LONDON

16

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

2

London

ENGLAND

1 Rhine Valley

2 Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

1

Munich

GERMANY

SWITZERLAND

2 2

Venice ITALY

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SWISS ALPS

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14

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15

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TRIP PRICE OF £1039 TRIP PRICE OF £1099 TRIP PRICE OF £1159 TRIP PRICE OF £1329 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

11 DAYS FROM

1039

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). What’s the first thing we want in France? French food, of course. Fill up on dinner before a tour of Paris to see the twinkly lights. Job done. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. A free day in Paris = yay! Hang with the locals, check out the famous landmarks and stock up on colourful macarons. If you fancy a bike tour, cabaret show or river cruise, we’ll hook you up. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. So much #nofilter going on today so prep that Instagram feed of yours. With beautiful mountains and perfect scenery, this place has to be seen to believed. Not to mention the local food at dinner. (B,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Take the wow-factor option and head up Jungfrau by train today. It’s the highest railway station in Europe and the views really are unbelievable. (B,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Bella Italia today as we roll into Venice. Explore its alleyways as you check out the romantic canals. Inside tip: the best local favourites will always be found off the beaten track. (B,D) DAY 6 VENICE. Enjoy a walking tour and take in the greats, then we’ve got a classic vaporetto ride. This is what public transport should be like. And don’t miss the full gondola experience. (B) DAY 7 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. In a city famous for beer (Oktoberfest rules here) it would be a shame not to drink it. Wirtshaus (pub restaurants) ensure plenty of beer and for non-veggies, plenty of meat. Prost! (B) DAY 8 MUNICH TO RHINE VALLEY. Not too many grapes on the vine at this time of year but it doesn’t matter, this place is still stunning in winter. (B,D)

PE R M RO YF P DA GB SON 5 £9 P E R R PE

DAY 9 RHINE VALLEY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Europe’s most infamous city. Get the obvious out of the way (Red Light District,

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of Paris Vaporetto ride in Venice Stay in the scenic Rhine Valley Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

10 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) 10 nights in hostels English Channel crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Traditional cabaret show in Paris ++ Skydiving in the Swiss Alps START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

anyone?) then discover the Amsterdam that’s off the tourist trail. (B)

DAY 10 AMSTERDAM. The best city to explore by bike (optional), not only for the cool-factor but because there are no hills. At all! We’ll continue our mission to live like a local this afternoon before our farewell dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 11 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Wave goodbye to the ‘Dam before arriving back to London town. (B)


18 D A Y | W I N T E R G E TAWAY 25

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

8

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

LONDON

169

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

Berlin

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

2

2

London

ENGLAND

Dresden

GERMANY

2 Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

Mauthausen

Paris

1

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Salzburg AUSTRIA

2 Verona

2

Venice

2

Pisa

Florence

ITALY

Orvieto Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ROME, AMSTERDAM

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). A first taste of French food at our included dinner and a driving tour of the most iconic sights in Paris by night. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. A free day in Paris means living like a local. Don’t miss out on the chance for a traditional cabaret show or a Seine river cruise this evening (both optional). (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. With sceneries like this, it’s all #nofilter today. (B,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Take a ride up to Europe’s highest railway station, Jungfrau. On a clear day, the views up here are unbelievable. Seriously. (B,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. We stop in Pisa en route to Florence. Get snapping THAT pic with the Leaning Tower of Pisa. (B,D) DAY 6 FLORENCE. Explore the city with a local guide. Take notes. Then come back to explore. (B) DAY 7 FLORENCE TO ROME. A stop in Orvieto and then Rome in winter = next level amazing. (B) DAY 8 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Take the option to visit Vatican City (aka the world’s smallest country), then Rome is yours. (B) DAY 9 ROME TO VENICE. Ah, fair Verona. Sigh over Juliet’s balcony, then we’re going island hopping, Venice-style. (B,D) DAY 10 VENICE. With so much to see in Venice, let us help you tick off some of the best bits with a walking tour. Then: hop on the optional gondola ride. (B) DAY 11 VENICE TO SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. The city of Mozart vs. The Sound of Music. Get your bearings on a walking tour. (B) DAY 12 SALZBURG TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. It’s a sobering start to the day with a visit to Mauthausen. Next up, Prague. (B,D) DAY 13 PRAGUE. Seek out the John Lennon wall or get a taste of the quirky local culture at a marionette puppet opera (you gotta see it to believe it). (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of Paris Vaporetto ride in Venice Local guide in Florence Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

17 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) 13 nights in hostels, 4 nights in hotel upgrades English Channel crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TRIP CODE: EEWGLL S TA R T

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16

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11

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TRIP PRICE OF £1599 TRIP PRICE OF £1689 TRIP PRICE OF £1779

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Street art and nightlife tour of Berlin START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

TRIP PRICE OF £2049 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

18 DAYS FROM

1599

£

DAY 14 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Off to Berlin via Dresden. Berlin history awaits with a driving tour of all the favourites. (B,D)

GBP PER PERSON

DAY 15 BERLIN. Make the most of your free day with a visit to hipster-chic Neukölln, Friedrichshain or Kreuzberg. (B)

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 16 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Yes, we’ll visit the Red Light District. But take the walking tour to experience the real Amsterdam. (B) DAY 17 AMSTERDAM. Hop on a bike to explore the canal-lined city (optional). Then phones at the ready for our farewell dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 18 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Say goodbye in London. Who’s keen for sorting another trip to Europe? Sign us up! (B)

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 9G S P E £8 P E R R PE


24 D A Y | W E S T E R N C O M PA S S

WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

170

LONDON

LONDON

31

MEALS

7

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: PARIS, PARISIAN SWEETS, SWISS ALPS, ROME

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO BILBAO, SPAIN. First stop: a visit to the family-run estate Château du Taillan for a wine tasting. Next up is Bilbao – famed for its Guggenheim Museum that boasts an incredible collection of contemporary art. (B)

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

START/FINISH

London

2

ENGLAND

DAY 6 BILBAO TO MADRID. Take in the sights of Spain’s capital on a driving tour through a city famed for its food and buzzing nightlife. (B,D)

1

Luxembourg City

DAY 7 MADRID. Morning, Madrid! Check out the Royal Palace, get cultured at the Prado Museum or just kick back in the botanical gardens. After the sun sets, get amongst the nightlife in the Malasaña and Chueca neighbourhoods. You won’t regret it. (B)

LUXEMBOURG

2 Paris

FRANCE

Loire Valley

Swiss Alps

2

SWITZERLAND

2

Verona

2

2

1

Marseille

Bilbao SPAIN

2 Madrid

2 1

Venice

Bordeaux

Barcelona

2 Florence Rome

ITALY

2

VATICAN CITY

DAY 8 MADRID TO VALENCIA. On to Spain’s thirdlargest city, Valencia. Soak it all in on a walking tour. (B) DAY 9 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Get your bearings on a driving tour before an optional flamenco show tonight. (B,D) DAY 10 BARCELONA. Tick off the likes of the Sagrada Família, the Gothic Quarter and Mt Tibidabo. After a solid day of exploring, fire up for the notorious nightlife. (B) DAY 11 BARCELONA TO MARSEILLE, FRANCE. With its boat-lined quayside, history and architecture, this place is one of France’s most visited cities. (B)

Valencia

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). What better way to kick things off than with a city driving tour of Paris showing you all the highlights? Be sure to have your phone ready for the Arc de Triomphe, the Palais Garnier and that famous tower people keep talking about. (D)

DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Today we roll on to the port city of Bordeaux, where half the entire city is UNESCO World Heritage listed and where you can get your hands on some of the world’s best wine. Did we mention this is a famous wine-making region? You’re about to find out. (B)

DAY 2 PARIS. Explore the city’s hidden gems either by foot or by optional bike tour. Tonight, join us at an optional cabaret or Seine cruise, or soak up some jazz at a café in the 10th arrondissement. (B)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX. Kick things off in the pretty streets with special stops at Cathédrale Saint-André, Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Jardin Public. (B)

DAY 12 MARSEILLE. Your second day in Marseille is all yours. Explore bustling La Canebière and be sure to watch the sun set over the Vieux Port. (B) DAY 13 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE, ITALY. With more culture than a British hipster, over 1,800 restaurants and the world’s best gelato (hands down), Florence is where your Italian dreams come true. (B,D) DAY 14 FLORENCE. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city’s greats this morning. Think: Ponte Vecchio, Florence Cathedral and that famous naked guy, David. (B)


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SWISS ALPS, LUXEMBOURG CITY, FRIES AND MAYO

DAY 15 FLORENCE TO ROME. Prep Instagram for a walking tour of the must-sees. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

DAY 16 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Visit the world’s smallest country, the Vatican City (optional) or spend a day hanging with the locals. (B)

++ ++ ++ ++

DAY 17 ROME TO VENICE. After channelling your inner romantic at the love notes wall in Verona, we’re off to Venice – where public transport by boat is totally normal. (B,D) DAY 18 VENICE. The best way to explore? Get lost. Get found. Repeat. Just make sure you do find St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. That, and get yourself on a gondola ride (optional). (B) DAY 19 VENICE TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Off to the Alps, where the views are like a fairytale. Did we mention fondue is acceptable at any time of day? (B,D)

DAY 20 SWISS ALPS. Ski, snowboard, snow angel, then grab a mug of glühwein. Craving more altitude? Head to the ‘Top of Europe’, Jungfrau, on an optional adventure. Get ready to say ‘wow’, like 100 times. (B,D) DAY 21 SWISS ALPS TO LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG. Delve into the restaurants, museums and galleries this city has to offer. (B)

Driving tour of Paris Local guide in Florence Bordeaux winery experience Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

TRIP CODE: EEWMLL S TA R T 20

OCT

12

NOV

17

NOV

10

DEC

16

DEC

8

JAN

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 23 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) ++ 19 nights in hostels, 2 nights in hotel upgrades, 2 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona ++ Visit Château de Chambord START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

FINISH

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28

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20

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12

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4

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G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF £2139 TRIP PRICE OF £2239 TRIP PRICE OF £2349 Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

24 DAYS FROM

2139

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 22 LUXEMBOURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Europe’s most infamous city. Get the obvious out of the way (Red Light District, anyone?) then discover the ‘real’ Amsterdam locals want to keep quiet. (B) DAY 23 AMSTERDAM. Hop on an optional bike ride through the beautiful city before finishing up with a farewell dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 24 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Off to London today. Too early to book the next trip? (B)

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 0G S P E £9 P E R R PE


24 D A Y | W I N T E R S P I R I T

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LONDON

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LONDON

WI-FI

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London

COUNTRIES

Berlin

Amsterdam

ENGLAND

11

MEALS

DAY STOP

NETHERLANDS

START/FINISH

32

Dresden Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

POLAND

Auschwitz-Birkenau

2

2 Kraków

2 Paris

Salzburg 2

FRANCE

AUSTRIA

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

1

SLOVAKIA

Bratislava

Vienna

2 Budapest

2

HUNGARY

Verona

2 Venice 2

Pisa

Florence

ITALY

Orvieto Rome 2 VATICAN CITY CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SALZBURG

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D)

TRIP CODE: EEWSLL S TA R T

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24 DAYS FROM

2059

£

GBP PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. (B,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Paris ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

DAY 6 FLORENCE. (B) DAY 7 FLORENCE TO ROME. (B) DAY 8 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B) DAY 9 ROME TO VENICE. (B,D) DAY 10 VENICE. (B) DAY 11 VENICE TO SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. (B) DAY 12 SALZBURG. (B) DAY 13 SALZBURG TO VIENNA. (B) DAY 14 VIENNA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (B,D) DAY 15 BUDAPEST. (B) DAY 16 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. (B) DAY 17 KRAKÓW. (B) DAY 18 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC.

(B,D)

DAY 19 PRAGUE. (B) DAY 20 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) DAY 21 BERLIN. (B) DAY 22 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS.

(B)

PE

DAY 23 AMSTERDAM. (B,D)

R M RO YF P DA GB SON 6 £8 P E R R PE

DAY 24 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 23 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) ++ 19 nights in hostels, 4 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Skiing in Salzburg ++ Tickets to the Viennese Chamber Orchestra START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON


14 D A Y | B A L K A N S & S K I BUDAPEST

YOUR ROUTE

19

6

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WINTER - LIMITED EDITION

BUDAPEST

173

WI-FI

DAY STOP

1

1

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Budapest

HUNGARY

2

2 Plitvice Lakes CROATIA

1

Timisoara ROMANIA

Belgrade

1

2

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Bucharest

Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Sofia

BULGARIA

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: TIMISOARA, BELGRADE

DAY 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. You’re in Budapest, baby! Meet your travel mates at dinner tonight and gear up for an epic adventure. (D) DAY 2 BUDAPEST TO TIMISOARA, ROMANIA. Off to Romania’s third-largest city. Some call it Little Vienna. Go on a walking tour before exploring the Old Town. Don't miss the Romanian Orthodox Cathedral. (B) DAY 3 TIMISOARA TO BUCHAREST. Get to know Bucharest on a driving and walking tour. Later, enjoy a group dinner with the crew. (B,D) DAY 4 BUCHAREST. Free day = yay! Why not tick off the Palace of Parliament, the fairytale-like Cismigiu Gardens and take a peek at the Bucharest Arc de Triomphe? (B) DAY 5 BUCHAREST TO SOFIA, BULGARIA. The charming Sofia is up next on our Balkan bucket list. But to break up the day, we’re stopping at Veliko Tarnovo for some pics. Once in Sofia, become best friends with the city on a walking tour. (B,D) DAY 6 SOFIA. Free day to explore. Visit the Aleksander Nevski Cathedral and make sure you go inside too. But for the main event, let’s go skiing at the Borovets ski resort (optional). (B) DAY 7 SOFIA. Survived the après-ski and want a second day skiing? Sign up for it today. For nonskiers, take a scenic open air lift ride and hike to the Seven Rila Lakes (optional) or visit Rila Monastery. (B) DAY 8 SOFIA TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Curl up on the coach as we cruise into Belgrade. After dinner on us, why not hit the town? We've got a free day tomorrow… (B,D) DAY 9 BELGRADE. Today it’s all on you. Why not visit Belgrade's Old Town district to see Prince Michael Street? Belgrade Fortress, Skadarlija and Republic Square are also great spots. (B) DAY 10 BELGRADE TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Today, a sobering visit to the Srebrenica Memorial before a guided tour of Sarajevo. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Entry to Plitvice Lakes National Park ++ Visit the Srebrenica Memorial

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

TRIP CODE: ELBSHH S TA R T 19

DEC

1

JAN

3

JAN

16

JAN

13 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) 13 nights in hotels (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Skiing in Bulgaria ++ Visit Rila Monastery ++ Open air lift ride and hike to the Seven Rila Lakes START MEET AT 4PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BUDAPEST

FINISH

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TRIP PRICE OF £1249 TRIP PRICE OF £1319 TRIP PRICE OF £1389 Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra £369

14 DAYS FROM

1249

£

GBP PER PERSON DAY 11 SARAJEVO TO PLITVICE LAKES, CROATIA. We're on our way to one of the most beautiful parts of Eastern Europe today. Get ready for 300 square kilometres of awesomeness at Plitvice Lakes National Park. (B)

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 12 PLITVICE LAKES. In winter, in the right conditions, the waterfalls here freeze over and trees are covered in a blanket of snow. Eeeek! (B) DAY 13 PLITVICE LAKES TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. See the sights on a driving tour in Budapest before one last dinner with your travel pals. Quick, let’s be Facebook friends! (B,D) DAY 14 BUDAPEST. So long Budapest, it’s been real.

(B)

M RO Y F BP N A O D R 0G S P E £9 P E R R PE


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Whether you’re en route to your next fabulous destination, looking to explore a city more in depth or simply have some time to kill pre or post adventure, these city escapes are where it’s at. Expect bucket loads of free time and heaps of Instagram-worthy moments.

4 DAY

LONDON SHORT BREAK

LONDON PRE & POST

TRIP CODE: EBLELL/EBLHLL

TRIP CODE: EBLELL/EBLHLL

Learn your Leicester Square from your Piccadilly Circus as you surf the

Need somewhere to bed down before your trip – or fancy sticking around in

famous underground and experience #Londonlife on this short break.

London town when you’re back? No worries. We’ll hook you up! With hotel or

Enjoy every moment, one cheesy bucket list item at a time.

hostel accommodation to match your budget, it’s your trip, your way.

INCLUSIONS

SUMMER 2019: 1 APRIL - 31 OCTOBER

3 breakfasts (B) 3 nights in hotel or hostel accommodation 3 day London underground & bus pass (zones 1 & 2) 24-hour Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass

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GBP per person

F O R A L L S H O R T B R E A K S , H I G H E R R AT E S M AY A P P LY T H R O U G H O U T T H E Y E A R . P L E A S E C H E C K R AT E S B A S E D O N Y O U R A R R I VA L D AT E .


175

3/4 DAY

A B U D H A B I SH O R T B R E A K

D U B A I S H O RT BR E A K

TRIP CODE: MBAD3D/MBAD4D

TRIP CODE: MBDB3D/MBDB4D

From a slick skyline to flawless beaches and as many theme park thrills and

From man-made islands to underwater hotels and enormous shopping

spills as you can handle, if this place doesn’t grab your attention, nowhere will.

malls, Dubai is flashier than a mob of paparazzi.

3 D AY SH O R T B R E A K

4 D AY SH O R T B R E A K

3 D AY SH O R T B R E A K

4 D AY SH O R T B R E A K

INCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS

++ 2 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 2 nights in a 3-star hotel ++ Meet and greet service and return airport transfers ++ BBQ dinner in the desert ++ 4x4 desert safari

++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights in a 3-star hotel ++ Meet and greet service and return airport transfers ++ BBQ dinner in the desert ++ 4x4 desert safari ++ Abu Dhabi city tour

++ 2 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 2 nights in a 3-star hotel ++ Meet and greet service and return airport transfers ++ BBQ dinner in the desert ++ 4x4 desert safari

++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights in a 3-star hotel ++ Meet and greet service and return airport transfers ++ BBQ dinner in the desert ++ 4x4 desert safari ++ Dubai city tour

HOTEL T WIN FROM

HOTEL T WIN FROM

HOTEL T WIN FROM

HOTEL T WIN FROM

£

£

£

£

169

229

GBP per person

HOTEL SINGLE FROM

319

£

GBP per person

HOTEL SINGLE FROM

379

£

GBP per person

GBP per person

199

GBP per person

HOTEL SINGLE FROM

389

£

299

GBP per person

HOTEL SINGLE FROM

GBP per person

519

£

GBP per person

3/4 DAY

3/4 DAY

S I N G A P O R E S H O RT BR E A K

B A N G K O K S H O RT BR E A K

TRIP CODE: ABSSSS/ABSLSS

TRIP CODE: ABBSBB/ABBLBB

Have yourself a Singapore fling in the city where hawker food reigns

Steamy, chaotic and bursting at the seams with tasty street food and urban

supreme and green spaces mix with towering skyscrapers.

charm, Bangkok’s energy is nothing short of intoxicating.

3 D AY SH O R T B R E A K

4 D AY SH O R T B R E A K

3 D AY SH O R T B R E A K

4 D AY SH O R T B R E A K

INCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS

++ ++ ++ ++

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

++ ++ ++ ++

++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights in hotel accommodation ++ Return airport transfers ++ Bangkok street eats tour via tuk tuk (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sundays only) ++ Full day city highlights tour of Bangkok

2 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) 2 nights in hotel accommodation Return airport transfers Taste of Chinatown street eats tour

3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) 3 nights in hotel accommodation Return airport transfers Taste of Chinatown street eats tour Half-day city highlights tour of Singapore

2 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) 2 nights in hotel accommodation Return airport transfers Bangkok street eats tour via tuk tuk (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sundays only)

HOTEL T WIN FROM

HOTEL T WIN FROM

HOTEL T WIN FROM

HOTEL T WIN FROM

£

£

£

£

299

GBP per person

HOTEL SINGLE FROM

519

£

GBP per person

439

GBP per person

HOTEL SINGLE FROM

749

£

GBP per person

149

GBP per person

HOTEL SINGLE FROM

279

£

GBP per person

339

GBP per person

HOTEL SINGLE FROM

529

£

GBP per person

SHORT BREAKS

3/4 DAY


BOOKING CONDITIONS Topdeck's Details

Top Deck Tours Ltd, company number 04905253, 109 Power Road, London, W4 5PY, UK

Locally Operated Trips

The following trips are operated by the corresponding local operator as principal: Bellair; Greek Island Hopper, Aegean Sunseeker, Greek Island Chaser, Greek Treasures, Greece Lightning. Greek Sailing Section of; European Explorer, European Adventure, Adriatic Express, Eastern Pathway, Summer Fun & Sailing, Adriatic Adventure, Europeans Horizons, Mega European – Greece, Mega European – Egypt, Road to Athens, Oceanic Empire, Cleopatra’s Jewel, Imperial Trail. Topdeck Egypt: Egypt portion of Mega European – Egypt, Cleopatra’s Jewel, Pharaoh’s Escape. New Faces; Turkey Explored, Sultan’s Trail, The Road to Troy, ANZAC Day Expedition, ANZAC Day Raid. Intourist; Red Star Special, Russia Scandi, Reindeers and Russians, Russian Revelations, Vodka & Caviar. Katarina Line; Croatian Riviera, Adriatic Sunsets, Dubrovnik Dreams, Sail to Sziget, Sail to the Steins, Croatia Summer Sail. Tempora Travel; Big Balkan, Balkan Coasts, Eastern Discovery, Balkans & Ski, Trail to the Balkan Slopes, Balkan Adventurer. Baltic Blues: Big Red to Red Star. Alaturka; Blue Lagoons. GJ Travel; Iceland Explorer. Mountain Safari; Iberian Voyager, Iberian Coast

BOOKING CONDITIONS

176

Early payment

5% off if you pay in full more than six months prior to departure date.

Friends

4-6 together

5% off

7-9 together

7.5% off

10+ together

10% off

All passengers must be booked on the same trip/departure, prior to the departure date of the trip to qualify. Multi-trip

2 trip multi

5% off cheapest trip

3 trip multi

7.5% off cheapest and 5% off second cheapest

4+ multi

10% off cheapest, 7.5% off second cheapest and 5% off third and additional trips

All passengers must be booked prior to the departure date of the first trip to qualify for discount. Discount applies to additional trips booked & is applied to the trip with the lowest trip value. Past passenger

5% off - we will need to be able to verify that you have previously been on one of our trips.

All discounts apply to the trip price only and do not apply to any flights, visitor taxes, short breaks, stopovers, gap year trips, pre & post accommodation or transfers. Only two applicable and valid discounts can be combined to a maximum discount of 15% off the trip price. Deposit

£25 per person, payable at the time of booking, for all Limited Edition trips excluding Croatia summer Sail ELCBSS, Sail to Sziget ELZCDH, Greek Treasures ELGAAA, Sail to the Steins ELOCSU £60 per person, payable at the time of booking, for all other trips and Limited Edition's Croatia summer Sail ELCBSS, Sail to Sziget ELZCDH, Greek Treasures ELGAAA, Sail to the Steins ELOCSU

Rolling Deposit

If you cancel your trip more than six weeks before the departure date you may request in writing at the time of cancellation that we provide you with a rolling deposit voucher for use against a future trip. The value and currency of the rolling deposit will be the value and currency of the original deposit paid. The rolling deposit cannot be redeemed by re-booking the same trip for the same departure date originally booked. The voucher must be redeemed within two years from the date of first cancellation. The rolling deposit can be transferred to a friend but cannot be transferred a second time. The passenger must be between 18 to 39 years old to travel. Only one voucher per person per trip is permitted. If redeeming against a trip with a higher deposit the balance will be payable at the time of booking. Rolling deposits cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. If you cancel your trip within six weeks or less of the departure date you will forfeit your deposit and you will need to pay our applicable cancellation fee. Rolling deposit vouchers are not available for cancellations within six weeks of the departure date.

Change and Cancellation Fees

Days before departure

Change and Cancellation Fee (% of trip price)

Pre/post accommodation

Transfers

Over 42

Nil (changes)

Nil

Nil

Deposit (cancellations) 42-29

40%

40%

Nil

28-14

60%

60%

Nil

13-7

80%

100%

100%

6-3

90%

100%

100%

2-0

100%

100%

100%

Flight Change and Cancellation Fee

Any airline charges + fare & tax difference (which could be up to the full value of the ticket)

Booking Transfer Administration Fee

If you transfer your booking to another individual you must pay our fee of £125 (as well as any other applicable travel service provider charge)

Consumer Protection

We are a member of ABTA (L8291/Y2992) and are bonded to provide for your financial protection in the event of our insolvency. Any package which includes a flight as part of the package is protected by our ATOL: 11033. More information in relation to the financial protection of your booking can be viewed at: topdeck.travel/legal/financial-protection. Your trip is a "package" within the meaning of the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 ("Package Travel Regulations"). Therefore, you will benefit from all EU rights applying to packages. We, or, if applicable, the Local Operator, will be fully responsible for the proper performance of the package as a whole. Additionally, as required by law, there is protection in place to refund your payments and to ensure your repatriation in the event that we become insolvent. More information on key rights under the Package Travel Regulations can be viewed at: topdeck.travel/legal/packagetravel-rights.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These booking conditions are governed by the laws of England. Any dispute in relation to these booking conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

Brochure Validity Date

Prices quoted in our brochures are calculated on costs and exchange rates at 1 July 2018

Your contract will be with us as tour operator, unless you have booked a Locally Operated Trip, in which case your contract for tour services will be with the relevant Local Operator specified in the reference table above and will be subject to that Local Operator's terms and conditions, in addition to the booking conditions set out below. For any Locally Operated Trip, the Local Operator will also be identified on your itinerary or travel documents and their respective terms and conditions will be available directly on their websites or by contacting them. Should we book a flight on your behalf it will be subject to the conditions of the respective airline, including but not limited to deposit/full payment and cancellation terms. Please read all booking conditions carefully. You must not make any booking unless you understand and agree with these booking conditions and any additional terms and conditions as indicated above and/or at the time of booking. Our trips are designed strictly for young people between the ages of 18 to 39 years (with the exception of Gap Year trips, which are restricted to people between the ages of 17 to 20 years). Bookings can be made through your local travel agent or directly with us and must be secured with a deposit of the amount shown above. A contract between you and us (or between you and the relevant Local Operator) will exist as soon as: (i) we issue an invoice in response to your request for a booking; and (ii) your deposit is paid to us or your travel agent. If your booking is made through a travel agent, we will address all correspondence to that agent. PRICE & PAYMENT The deposit is non-refundable unless we cancel your trip. The balance of your trip must be paid no later than 42 days prior to your trip departure date. If you do not pay within this period we may cancel your booking and your deposit will be forfeited. Full payment is required if you make a booking within 42 days of the departure date. If your booking is a special offer we may require full payment (including any pre and post accommodation and sundry service charges) by such earlier time as specified in the offer Prices quoted in our brochures are calculated on costs and exchange rates as at the Brochure Validity Date. These prices may increase or decrease. We may alter prices and other particulars contained in our brochures and on our website at any time. Before you make a booking we will provide you with details of the current price of your chosen trip. Offered discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. All discounts apply to the trip price only and do not apply to any flights, visitor taxes, adventure passes, gorilla permit, short breaks, stopovers, day trips, ski trips, gap year trips, pre & post accommodation or transfers. Only two applicable and valid discounts can be combined to a maximum discount of 15% off the trip price (note: for Asia trips, only two applicable and valid discounts can be combined to a maximum discount of 10% off the trip price). After you have booked, changes to (i) the price of fuel; (ii) the level of taxes or fees imposed by third parties including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports; and (iii) exchange rates, mean that the price of your trip may change. There will be no change within 20 days of your departure. We will absorb any increase equivalent to 2% of the price of your trip. However, we may charge you for the amount over and above that. If this results in an increase equivalent to more than 8% of the price of your trip, you will have the option of accepting a change to another trip (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. Should the price of your trip go down due to the cost changes mentioned above, then any refund due will be paid to you. We will deduct from this refund our administrative expenses incurred. Please note that trips arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your trip due to contractual and other protection in place. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Please ensure you carefully read your invoice, tickets and all other documents we send to you as soon as you receive them and contact us or your travel agent immediately if any information appears to be incorrect. We will not accept any liability if you fail to notify us of any inaccuracy in any document within 14 days of us sending them to you or the travel agent. You are responsible for ensuring that you have the correct and valid travel documents including passports, visas and vaccination certificates. We strongly recommend that you verify current documentation requirements with your travel agent or us. Please note requirements change and you must check with your consulate for the most up to date information, including but not limited to visa requirements for the countries visited on your trip. Passports must have an expiry date of at least six months after completion of the trip. IF YOU CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR BOOKING If you want to change or cancel any aspect of your booking including but not limited to a change to a trip of shorter duration or different departure date you must notify us in writing. We will do our best to accommodate your requested change but it may not always be possible. We will not charge a fee for changes requested more than 42 days before departure except where we incur a cost from a supplier, in which case we will advise you of the relevant fee. All change/cancellation fees must be paid within seven days of the invoice date or on the date of departure, whichever is the sooner. You may make a request to transfer your booking to another person who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the trip. A transfer request must be made in writing not less than 7 days prior to departure and must include proof of acceptance of the transfer by the new traveller. Both you and the new traveller will remain jointly liable and responsible for the additional costs involved, which will include our Booking Transfer Administration Fee as well as any other applicable travel service provider’s charges. Please note that some airlines may refuse such requests and treat the transfer as a cancellation and rebooking. CANCELLATION OR MODIFICATION BY US Every effort will be made to operate all trips as advertised but it must be remembered Every effort will be made to operate all trips as advertised but it must be remembered that our trips are planned up to eighteen months in advance. In the event of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances we may be required to cancel or materially modify your trip. In these booking conditions "unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances" means a situation beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken (including, but not limited to, war, threat of war, riot, civil disturbances, industrial dispute, terrorist activity and its consequences, natural or other disaster (such as volcanic ash or hurricanes), nuclear incident, fire, adverse weather conditions (actual or threatened, including snow and fog), closed or congested airports or ports, unavoidable technical problems with transport,

unforeseen alterations to public transport schedules, changes to immigration, labour and free-movement laws resulting from BREXIT, rescheduling of aircraft or boats and similar events). If this happens we will offer you a refund of all money paid or, if available, alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). A material modification is one that has a serious impact on your trip and includes a change of departure date, departure point or airport, or change of departure time of more than twelve hours, which would cause substantial inconvenience to you. A change of accommodation, or transport method/style is not a material modification. We may alter or substitute the type or size of vehicle, or method/style of transport mentioned in the brochure, depending on the number of passengers carried, which can vary from trip to trip. Normally the maximum group size is between 36 and 48 passengers. In certain countries there are strict laws governing drivers' hours and this may necessitate utilising public transport in some cities. We may require a minimum number of participants for certain trips. In the event that insufficient bookings have been made as at 42 days prior to departure, we may cancel the scheduled trip, whereupon all money paid by you for your trip will be refunded and no further compensation will be paid. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR TOPDECK OPERATED TRIPS If the trip does not materially comply with the description in the brochure, we may compensate you to a maximum value equal to three times the price of the trip. We will only be liable to pay the maximum amount of compensation where there has been a total failure of consideration for your payment. We will not be liable where any failure in the performance or provision of your trip is due to: (i) your acts or omissions or the acts or omissions of another member in your group; (ii) any third party not connected with the provision of your travel arrangements and where that failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or (iii) unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances. Our liability will in all cases be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to relevant international conventions, including the Carriage by Air Conventions (within the meaning given in section 1(5) of the Carriage by Air Act 1961), the Athens Convention of 1974 on the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea and the Convention of 1980 concerning International Carriage by Rail. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage sustained by you as a result of a contravention of any law or regulation of any of the countries visited while on the trip. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR LOCALLY OPERATED TRIPS If your trip is a Locally Operated Trip our obligation to you is to (and you expressly authorise us to) make trip bookings on your behalf with reasonable skill and care and to arrange a contract between you and the relevant Local Operator. We exercise care in the selection of reputable Local Operators but we have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by third parties. All bookings are made on your behalf subject to these and all other terms and conditions, including any conditions of carriage and limitations of liability imposed by the Local Operator. Your legal rights in connection with such trips are solely against the Local Operator and are not against us, except to the extent a problem is caused by fault on our part. SEATBELTS You must wear a seatbelt at all times whilst you are in any vehicle. Neither we nor any Local Operator will be liable for any injury, death or claim howsoever arising from any accident if you have failed to comply with this requirement. FLEXIBILITY DURING TRIP Your booking is accepted on the condition that you understand, and take responsibility for, the risks inherent in adventure travel. Every effort will be made to operate all trips featured in this brochure but there may be a necessity to vary the itinerary from that stated in the brochure, and delays may occur for a variety of reasons beyond our control. The need for a flexible attitude to this type of travel is important. All decisions relating to a trip itinerary will be taken by the Trip Leader, as appointed by us in the interest of the group as a whole. Please note that due to public holidays some sights or activities may not be available on a particular trip. No refund will be made for services which for whatever reason are not used by you once the trip has departed. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS Neither we nor our employees, agents and contractors make any representation or warranty in relation to implied or explicit suggestions or recommendations of services, activities and events not highlighted as included in a trip. You are responsible for all risks associated with the transportation to/from, and your participation in, or visitation to, any place, activity or excursion not listed as an inclusion. During your trip you may be offered the chance to purchase various optional excursions and activities. We do not own, operate or control any of the companies or individuals which provide the optional activities or excursions. Some of the optional activities and excursions, such as canyoning, are inherently dangerous and risky. If you want to take part in such optional activities or excursions you must be fit enough to do so and must follow all reasonable instructions. The standards of health and safety which will be adopted by the company or the individual providing the optional activity or excursion will be those of the country where the optional activity or excursion takes place. Please note that these standards may not be the same as you would find in your home country. If you wish to book any optional excursion or activity, you may do so subject to the operator’s terms and conditions. Your contract will be with the operator of the activity or excursion and will be governed by local law. We act only as their agent. We accept no liability for any act or omission of any operator or operator’s employees, agents or sub-contractors or any losses (whether direct or indirect and howsoever caused) arising therefrom. DIETARY, HEALTH AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENT You must clearly state all your dietary requirements at the time of booking. We cannot guarantee that special dietary requirements can be met and we cannot take responsibility for any such requirements not being fulfilled. Walking is a fundamental part of our trips and many of our trips may not be suitable for people with reduced mobility. If you have a medical condition or require special arrangements that may affect your trip, we ask that you inform us in writing at the time

of booking. If we cannot reasonably accommodate your particular needs we may decline the booking or ask for you to be accompanied by a person who is able to provide full assistance to you throughout your trip.. YOUR LIABILITY TO US You will not be permitted to embark or continue on the trip if your mental or physical condition is, in the reasonable opinion of our representative, such as to render you incapable of caring for yourself, or where you become objectionable to other passengers, or you become a hazard to yourself or other passengers. We will not be responsible for expenses resulting in you being precluded from completing the trip for any reason, nor will we refund you any part of your trip cost. In all cases we will notify you of the reasons why we have taken this action. We will have no obligation to arrange for your return to the point of the trip departure if your condition manifests itself after the trip departure. Further, if the trip involves travel by air, the captain of your aircraft can refuse to allow you to fly on the aircraft if he believes that you could be dangerous or disruptive to other passengers on the flight. You agree to indemnify us in full against all losses (direct and indirect and howsoever caused) arising from any third-party actions taken against us for loss or damage caused by you or arising from your participation on the trip. INSURANCE & CLAIMS You must take out comprehensive travel insurance before you travel on your trip. Your insurance protection must include cover for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death, and loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance. Evidence of such insurances must be produced to us on request and normally on day one of your trip. Insurance cover offered by credit card companies or reciprocal medical cover agreements are often not comprehensive. If you make a claim against us you agree to assign to us or our insurers any rights to take action against any third party supplier/tour operator or any other person or party that may have been wholly or partly responsible for the claim or who we reasonably consider should be a party to the action. You must co-operate fully with us should we or our insurers wish to enforce those rights which have been assigned to us. If you make a claim against us which is covered by your insurance policy, you agree to pursue the claim through your insurer either in addition to, or in substitution for, your claim against us (if any). We agree to indemnify you in respect of reasonable expenses incurred in successfully pursuing such a claim and acknowledge that any settlement made by the insurer shall not prejudice your rights against us. TRAVEL ADVICE We recommend that you visit your government's travel advice website prior to the commencement of travel. In the UK, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office issues travel advice and warnings at fco.gov.uk. The Australian government provides an equivalent service at smartraveller.gov.au. COMPLAINTS In the event of any dissatisfaction with the accommodation or any other service provided by us, you must report it immediately to the Trip Leader so that action can be taken to remedy the problem. Failure to immediately notify the Trip Leader of any problem may result in your claim for compensation from us being denied or reduced. Any complaint made to us following the conclusion of the trip should be made in writing within 28 days of completion of the trip. In the event that you do not notify us in writing within 28 days, our ability to investigate the complaint may be prejudiced. In the UK, we can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. DATA PROTECTION We are committed to protecting your personal information and agree to process your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Notice, which is available online at www.topdeck.travel/privacy. In order to make your booking and ensure that your travel arrangements run smoothly, we need to use the information you provide and pass it on to other relevant suppliers who are responsible for parts of your travel arrangements. In many cases this will include transferring your data to overseas recipients (including to recipients outside of the European Union). Personal information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. SMOKING We enforce a non-smoking policy on our coaches (although we make frequent stops for breaks) and in most of our accommodation. LUGGAGE There are strict weight limits for coaches when fully loaded. You are only entitled to have one piece of main luggage of standard size (see the pre-departure information or our website for size limits) and not weighing more than 20kg (or 15kg for Outback trips). In addition you may bring a sleeping bag, as required on specific trips, and a daypack. PUBLISHING CONSENT You acknowledge and agree that our future advertising and publicity material may include statements made by passengers, or their photographs, and you consent to such use of your comments or photographic/video likeness. WI-FI We will endeavor to deliver Wi-Fi connection as stated on relevant trips to the best of our ability. This service is subject to availability and may not be available on some peak season departures or in the event of technical issues.


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12 DAY ESSENTIAL EUROPE  LONDON

EUROPE

EHWELL

LONDON 

18 DAY EUROPEAN ODYSSEY

P.26

LONDON

EHEVLL

LONDON 

P.31

London

ENGLAND

ENGLAND

GERMANY

CZECH REPUBLIC

2 1 Munich

Paris

FRANCE

Lucerne

Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

PARIS

DAYS TRIP NAME 7 CAESAR'S FOOTSTEPS 8 ROMAN PATHWAY

EHERPP

PARIS 

P.34

AUSTRIA

2

MONACO

Innsbruck

Carcassonne

AUSTRIA

1 ITALY

2

SPAIN

P.45

CROATIA

2

MADRID

DAYS TRIP NAME 13 J'ADORE ITALIA 17 RENAISSANCE ROAD

3

2

Madrid

ALBANIA

STARTS PARIS ROME

ENDS P. ROME 23 PARIS 26

EXTUII P.47

DAYS 7 10 11 15 16 20

TRIP NAME TAPAS TRAIL DEMOCRACY ROAD PAPARA ZZI PARADE EUROPEAN EMPEROR ROAD TO PRAGUE COBBLESTONES & CANALS

STARTS ENDS LONDON BARCELONA BUDAPEST LONDON BARCELONA ROME LONDON ROME ROME PRAGUE ROME LONDON

14 DAY EASTERN ESCAPE  BUDAPEST

Seville 2

P. 22 24 25 29 29 31

EXBMHP

PRAGUE 

13 DAY BRAVO ITALIA 

P.49

ROME

2

Eskişehir 1

Český Krumlov CZECH REPUBLIC

TURKEY

1

Spiš Castle START

Budapest

Cappadocia 2

HUNGARY

Granada

P.48

Verona

14 DAY BRITAIN & IRELAND  LONDON

EXUKLL

LONDON 

P.50

T

2

1

1

P TO R I P

FINISH

Prague

AuschwitzBirkenau

EXBIRR

ROME 

Lake Garda

1

2 Venice

Loch Ness

optional day trip

Kraków

Glasgow

POLAND

Lucca Cinque Terre 2 2 Florence Pisa 1 Assisi Siena Orvieto

Zakopane Košice

1

SLOVAKIA

2

2 Cluj-Napoca Sibiu

Pamukkale

Bran Castle

1

1 Brașov

1 Antalya

Rome

ROMANIA

Alnwick Castle Hadrian’s Wall

1

Galway

IRELAND

Cliffs of Moher

2

Belfast

2

Dublin

Limerick

1 York

NORTHERN IRELAND

1 Liverpool 1

North Wales Oxford Cardiff

WALES

START/FINISH

London

1 Bath

ENGLAND

Stonehenge

Pompeii

VATICAN CITY

Saklikent Gorge

SCOTLAND

Derry/Londonderry

2

START/FINISH

Bucharest

Edinburgh

1

Giant’s Causeway

ITALY

1

Peleș Castle

2

Kuşadasi Fethiye 2

Valencia

2 Santorini

Istanbul

2

2 Barcelona

1

Toledo

Paros 2

1 Tirana

START/FINISH

Ephesus

P.46

1

START/FINISH

Budva

GREECE

ISTANBUL 

Pergamon

MADRID 

SPAIN

MONTENEGRO

overnight ferry

VATICAN CITY

12 DAY TURKEY EXPLORED 

Gallipoli 1 Çanakkale Troy

EXBOMM

Zaragoza

Corfu

Rome

1

ENDS P. ROME 24 LONDON 28

3 Florence

Pisa

ISTANBUL

STARTS LONDON ROME

10 DAY SPANISH FIESTA 

Mykonos 2

1

VATICAN CITY

VATICAN CITY

1 2

1 Zadar

1 Florence

2

HUNGARY

1

2

Rome

2

Barcelona

ATHENS 

Athens

2 Budapest

Dubrovnik

French Riviera

ANDORRA

Venice

2

Verona Lucca Cinque Terre

Pisa

2

1

EXGIAA

DAYS TRIP NAME 10 ROMAN ROAD 14 VENETIAN TRAIL

SLOVENIA

ITALY

Verona

1 Bordeaux

FRANCE

Lyon

Venice

ITALY

Rome

GREECE

1

Ljubljana

2

2 Munich

Paris

AUSTRIA

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Florence

T

Paris

Dachau

3

ENDS P. LONDON 23 PRAGUE 28

START/FINISH

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen Vienna

FRANCE

Loire Valley

STARTS PRAGUE LONDON

10 DAY GREEK ISLAND HOPPER  ATHENS

SLOVENIA

CROATIA

VATICAN CITY

T

2

REPUBLIC

START/FINISH

Prague

2

2 Prague CZECH

2

1

1 Ljubljana 2

Pula

P TO R I P

2 Berlin Dresden

GERMANY

Dresden

DAYS TRIP NAME 7 CZECH MATE 14 SOHO TO BOHO

EHDELL

3

3

ENDS P. LONDON 22 ROME 23

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Pisa

French Riviera

2

Lake Bled

Venice MONACO

2

Rome

P.36

GERMANY

Hamburg

2

Orvieto

VATICAN CITY

1

Postojna Cave

Verona

ITALY

Pisa

STARTS ROME LONDON

2

London

NETHERLANDS

AUSTRIA

2

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Florence

P TO R I P

START/FINISH

Berlin

Salzburg

FRANCE

2 Venice

LONDON 

ENGLAND

1

Amsterdam

CZECH REPUBLIC

Paris

Alps

2

1

34 DAY DISCOVER EUROPE  LONDON

2 Prague Mauthausen

1 Austrian

SWITZERLAND

Rome

LIMITED EDITION

2

Mauthausen

1

Florence

Dresden

Prague

GERMANY

2

HOSTEL PLUS

26 DAY EUROPEAN PROMENADE 

2 Berlin

2

ENGLAND

ITALY

SAILING

NETHERLANDS

START/FINISH

London

1 Venice

CAMPING

Amsterdam

2

Heidelberg

1

SWITZERLAND

EXPLORER

P.32

Dresden

SUMMER HOTEL

EHPALL

LONDON 

GERMANY

2

London

NETHERLANDS

LONDON

Berlin

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

Amsterdam

2

START/FINISH

23 DAY EUROPE UNCOVERED 

2

Sorrento

DAYS TRIP NAME 6 THE ROAD TO TROY 7 SULTAN'S TRAIL

STARTS ENDS P. FETHIYE ISTANBUL 40 ISTANBUL FETHIYE 41

15 DAY BALKAN EXPLORER  BUDAPEST

EXBEHH

BUDAPEST 

P.50

DAYS TRIP NAME 8 ESPRESSO ITALIA 8 PRONTO ITALIA

STARTS ENDS P. ROME FLORENCE 41 FLORENCE ROME 42

18 DAY BIG BALKAN  DUBROVNIK

EXBBDD

DUBROVNIK 

P.51

DAYS TRIP NAME 7 THE BRITISH ISLE 8 CELTIC TRAIL

7 DAY GREECE LIGHTNING  ATHENS

START/FINISH

Budapest

Srebrenica

Ljubljana

Sarajevo

SLOVENIA

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Belgrade SERBIA

Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Zadar 1

Dubrovnik CROATIA

2

START/FINISH

Dubrovnik

2

2

Belgrade

1 Mostar

1 2 Tirana

Sofia

Kotor

ALBANIA

1

Skopje

2

1 2 Ohrid

2

2

SERBIA

Veliko Tarnovo

CROATIA

2 Srebrenica

Mostar

Matka Valley

Bucharest

GREECE

1

Ruse

Plovdiv

1

Mykonos

2

2

Burgas

BULGARIA

Rila Monastery

MACEDONIA

Kotor

Budva

STARTS ENDS P. BUDAPEST DUBROVNIK 42 DUBROVNIK BUDAPEST 43

1

ROMANIA

2 Ios

MONTENEGRO

DAYS TRIP NAME 8 BALKAN TRAIL 8 BALKAN BLITZ

P.54

Athens

2

Plitvice Lakes 2

EEGXAA

START/FINISH

HUNGARY

1

ATHENS 

STARTS ENDS P. LONDON GLASGOW 40 BELFAST LONDON 44

DAYS TRIP NAME 8 EASTERN DISCOVERY

STARTS BUCHAREST

ENDS P. DUBROVNIK 43

DAYS TRIP NAME STARTS ENDS P. ST Y L E G UBUCHAREST IDE 12 BALKAN COASTS M A P DUBROVNIK 48


8 DAY IRISH SHENANIGANS  DUBLIN

EEIRDD

DUBLIN 

P.57

10 DAY PORTUGAL SUMMER  LISBON

EEPSXX

LISBON 

P.62

11 DAY EUROPE EXPRESS EENDLL

14 DAY EUROPEAN WONDER 

LONDON

LONDON

LONDON 

P.65

Amsterdam

London

Amsterdam

Berlin

2

2

London

ENGLAND

2

START/FINISH

P.71

NETHERLANDS

START/FINISH

NETHERLANDS

2 Porto

EEEWLL

LONDON 

ENGLAND Giant’s Causeway Derry/Londonderry

2 Galway

Killarney

1

2

Cliffs of Moher

2

1 Rhine Valley

Belfast

NORTHERN IRELAND

Nazaré

START/FINISH

Dublin

Cork

Blarney Castle

2

Ericeira

Dachau

Paris

GERMANY

1

FRANCE

1 Munich

FRANCE

GERMANY

1 1

2 Swiss Alps

2

Swiss Alps

START/FINISH

Munich

2 Paris

IRELAND

SWITZERLAND

SWITZERLAND

Lisbon

PORTUGAL

ITALY

2

1 Venice

Florence

Venice

1

Pisa

ITALY

2 Lagos 2

Rome

14 DAY THE EURO TRIP  AMSTERDAM

EEETAA

AMSTERDAM 

P.72

20 DAY EUROPEAN GETAWAY  LONDON

EEFDLL

LONDON 

P.84

21 DAY IBERIAN VOYAGER  BARCELONA

EESPBB

BARCELONA 

21 DAY THE CONTINENTAL 

P.88

PARIS

VATICAN CITY

EEECPA

AMSTERDAM

P.90

START/FINISH

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

1 1

San Sebastián

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

2

2

START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

GERMANY

GERMANY

1

2 Prague 2

1 Munich

Paris

FRANCE

FRANCE

1 Austrian

Swiss Alps

Alps

SWITZERLAND

2

AUSTRIA

2

Venice

2 1

DAYS TRIP NAME 8 EURO HOPPER 9 ROAD TO THE 'DAM

2

REPUBLIC

Paris

2 Valencia

FRANCE

2

2

Rome

22 DAY EURO CITY TRAIL 

EEEZLL

LONDON 

P.94

DAYS TRIP NAME 7 BOHEMIAN TRAIL 13 THE FRENCH CONNECTION

2 1

Lyon

2 Granada

2 Venice Florence ITALY

1

STARTS PRAGUE LONDON

Fes

Rome

VATICAN CITY

ENDS P. LONDON 56 VENICE 67

DAYS TRIP NAME 10 TRAIL OF COLUMBUS 14 IBERIAN COAST

EERSFS

24 DAY SPIRIT OF EUROPE 

BERLIN 

P.97

LONDON

STARTS ENDS P. LISBON BARCELONA 63 BARCELONA LISBON 73

DAYS TRIP NAME STARTS ENDS P. 11 MOUNTAINS & MONUMENTS PARIS ROME 66 14 COFFEE & CULTURE ROME AMSTERDAM 69

EECELL

LONDON 

25 DAY SUMMER COMPASS 

P.99

LONDON

P.98

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

London

START/FINISH

2

London

ENGLAND

ENGLAND

Cologne

1

Berlin

Amsterdam

GERMANY

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

2

2

London

ENGLAND

1 Luxembourg City

Dresden

Paris

2 Munich

Riga

LATVIA

SWITZERLAND

2 Copenhagen

2

DENMARK

1

Venice Florence

2

2

Pisa

French Riviera

2 Barcelona

P.104

DAYS TRIP NAME 9 WESTERN SPIRIT 16 EASTERN SPIRIT

28 DAY GRAND EUROPEAN  LONDON

EEGELL

LONDON 

P.108

STARTS LONDON ROME

DAYS 9 9 11 17

ENDS P. ROME 60 LONDON 78

LONDON

2 Dresden

LONDON 

2

Dachau Munich

Paris

FRANCE

GERMANY

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

START/FINISH

Mauthausen

Paris

Postojna Cave

Austrian Alps

SLOVENIA

AUSTRIA

2

CROATIA

2

VATICAN CITY

2

2

1 overnight ferry

Venice

Budva

MONTENEGRO

1

Tirana

Avignon Pont du Gard

ALBANIA

1

2 French Riviera

2 Barcelona Sailing

2

Florence Pisa

Pont du Gard

Lake Bled

1

Verona

MONACO

Pisa

1 Florence

2 Barcelona SPAIN

TRIP NAME WESTERN SPIRIT EUROPEAN ESCAPE EUROPEAN HORIZONS ADRIATIC ADVENTURE

STARTS LONDON VENICE ROME LONDON

ENDS ROME LONDON LONDON VENICE

P. 60 63 82 86

1 Belgrade SERBIA

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Sarajevo

1

Srebrenica

Mostar Budva Dubrovnik 2 Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

CROATIA

1 overnight ferry

MONTENEGRO

1

Tirana

ALBANIA

1 Meteora

Orvieto Rome

2

Athens

1

VATICAN CITY

SPAIN

1

Mykonos GREECE

GREECE

DAYS 9 10 19 20

HUNGARY

2 Venice ITALY

French Riviera

SLOVENIA

CROATIA

2

2 Budapest

2

2

1 Ljubljana

Pag Island

ITALY

MONACO

Avignon

2

Postojna Cave

SWITZERLAND

1 Dubrovnik

Rome

Swiss Alps

Zadar

1

Vienna

AUSTRIA

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

FRANCE

1

FRANCE

CZECH REPUBLIC

ITALY

Mauthausen

Paris

2 Prague

2

French Riviera

REPUBLIC

GERMANY

Florence Pisa

2 Prague CZECH

Dresden

2

MONACO

2 Dresden

GERMANY

2

2

1

Venice

2

London

Berlin

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

P. 58 61 64 80

Berlin

ENGLAND

Prague

ENDS MADRID LONDON ROME ROME

P.114 START/FINISH

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

London

2

STARTS LONDON ROME MADRID LONDON

ENGLAND

T

Berlin

2

P TO R I P

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

VATICAN CITY

EEEDLL

Amsterdam

London

TRIP NAME TOWER TO TAPAS NORTHERN SPRINT THE MED RUNNER THE COASTAL ROAM

37 DAY EUROPEAN PIONEER 

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

2

1 Valencia

EESSLL

LONDON 

2

Rome

2 Madrid

ENDS P. LONDON 67 ROME 68

27 DAY SUMMER FUN & SAILING 

Pisa

2 Marseille

Zaragoza

VATICAN CITY

Rome

STARTS ROME LONDON

ITALY

2 2

VATICAN CITY

DAYS TRIP NAME 12 EURO CITY WANDERER 13 EUROPEAN CHARM

Florence

SPAIN

1

Rome

2 Venice

Verona

2 Bordeaux

San Sebastián

ITALY

POLAND

GERMANY

SWITZERLAND

Verona

MONACO

2

Swiss Alps

Loire Valley

2 Budapest

HUNGARY

Warsaw

Berlin

Bratislava

2

Florence

Moscow

2

START/FINISH

ITALY

FRANCE

2 Venice

Velikiye Luki Vilnius

LITHUANIA

2 1

Paris

POLAND

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

1

2 Kraków

Vienna

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

2

2 SLOVAKIA

Paris

1 Novgorod

ESTONIA

SWEDEN

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

1 Tallinn

Stockholm

2

Swiss Alps

1

2

GERMANY

Prague

RUSSIA

LUXEMBOURG

2

Auschwitz-Birkenau

St Petersburg

overnight ferry

FRANCE

START/FINISH

EESCLL

LONDON 

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

LONDON

2

MOROCCO

Amsterdam

2

GERMANY

SWITZERLAND

2

Meknes

VATICAN CITY

23 DAY RUSSIA SCANDI  BERLIN

Munich

1 Swiss Alps

Volubilis

Orvieto

VATICAN CITY

STARTS ENDS P. AMSTERDAM ROME 58 ROME AMSTERDAM 59

Berlin

2 Prague CZECH START/FINISH

PORTUGAL

Asilah

2

Pisa

2 French Riviera

Rome

Florence

2

SPAIN

ITALY MONACO

Florence Pisa

Amsterdam

2 Lisbon

2 Venice

Verona

1

Segovia

START/FINISH

NETHERLANDS

START/FINISH

1 Barcelona

2 Madrid

Seville

ITALY

SWITZERLAND

LONDON

2 Sintra

Mauthausen

Paris

Dachau

Swiss Alps

Zaragoza

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

2

Porto

Dresden

Heidelberg

1 Hamburg

2

DAYS TRIP NAME 13 ROMAN CHARIOT 16 EASTERN EXPRESS

STARTS LONDON ROME

ENDS P. ROME 68 LONDON 77

DAYS 9 14 16

TRIP NAME BOULEVARDS TO BEACHES EASTERN EXPOSURE GAUDÍ & GLITZ

STARTS ENDS LONDON BARCELONA DUBROVNIK LONDON BARCELONA ATHENS

P. 59 70 76

DAYS 17 21 22

TRIP NAME THE GREAT EASTERN EASTERN LINK TIMELESS TRAIL

STARTS ATHENS ATHENS LONDON

ENDS PRAGUE LONDON ATHENS

P. 81 92 93


49 DAY MEGA EUROPEAN - GREECE  LONDON

EEMELL

LONDON 

P.120

37 DAY RED STAR SPECIAL  BERLIN

EERSGG

BERLIN 

26 DAY EUROPE INSPIRED 

P.116

LONDON

ECCLLL

LONDON 

P.129

T

P TO R I P

2 Olderfjord 1 Skibotn

2 Copenhagen DENMARK

1 Tysfjord Svartisen Glacier

Hamburg

1 Rovaniemi

1 Bjerka

Amsterdam

FINLAND

1

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

2

2

London

ENGLAND

1 Steinkjer 2 Åndalsnes

2 Copenhagen DENMARK

Helsinki

2

2

Oslo

Riga

2 1

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

Auschwitz -Birkenau

2

AUSTRIA

FRANCE

DAYS 8 10 15 16 22 23

POLAND

Vienna

Paris

2 Kraków

Bratislava

1

SLOVAKIA

2 Budapest

Loire Valley Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

HUNGARY

2

Venice

2

Verona MONACO

SPAIN

1

Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

1

1 Florence

Pisa

2

STARTS ENDS ST PETERSBURG MOSCOW BERLIN OSLO OSLO TALLINN TALLINN BERLIN BERLIN TALLINN OSLO MOSCOW

P. 56 61 74 79 96 98

Rome

LONDON

Budva

CROATIA

2

LONDON  GERMANY

NETHERLANDS

ALBANIA

overnight ferry

Berlin

Amsterdam

1 Tirana

2

2

START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

1

Sailing

Prague

CZECH 2 REPUBLIC

2

Mykonos

2 Paris

FRANCE

Santorini

2 Budapest Swiss Alps

HUNGARY

2

SWITZERLAND

Venice ITALY

Verona Avignon

2

Florence

MONACO

1

Pont du Gard

1

Pisa

2

Rome

F O R T H E E G Y P T V E R S I O N O F T H I S T R I P P L E A S E S E E P.11 8

ATHENS

ESGHAA

ATHENS 

P.134

DAYS 30 30 33 35 49

TRIP NAME EASTERN ADVENTURE PHARAOH'S ESCAPE OCEANIC EMPIRES IMPERIAL TRAIL MEGA EUROPEAN-EGYPT

STARTS ENDS P. ATHENS LONDON 110 CAIRO LONDON 111 LONDON DUBROVNIK 113 ROME LONDON 111 LONDON LONDON 118

MYKONOS

FETHIYE

Athens

STARTS ENDS BUDAPEST LONDON LONDON ROME DUBROVNIK LONDON

P. 124 125 126

ESTGFF

FETHIYE 

P.136

1

1

Ermioni

Spetses

1

1 1

Naxos Rina Cave

GREECE

Ano Koufonisi

1 Poros

1

SPLIT

1

Hydra

SPLIT



P.140

Split

1

Tarzan Bay St Nicholas Island

CROATIA

Gokkaya Bay

Firnaz Bay

Aperlai Bay

Milna

1

Makarska

1

Hvar

1

Korčula

1

1

1

Ios

1

TURKEY

1

1

ENDS P. BERLIN 127 LONDON 128

8 DAY CROATIAN RIVIERA 

1

Paros

STARTS ROME ROME

START/FINISH

START/FINISH

Aegina

ALBANIA

DAYS TRIP NAME 19 ADRIATIC EXPRESS 21 EASTERN PATHWAYS

Fethiye

1

Tirana

1

GREECE

1

1

MONTENEGRO

overnight ferry

Mykonos

GREECE

Agistri

Budva

START/FINISH

2

START/FINISH

2

1

Sailing

TRIP NAME BUDAPEST TO BIG BEN WESTERN CROSSING EASTERN HIGHLIGHTS

8 DAY BLUE LAGOONS 

P.135

CROATIA

GREECE

DAYS 11 14 15

8 DAY AEGEAN SUNSEEKER  ESGCMS/ESGCSM SANTORINI 

2

VATICAN CITY

SPAIN

P. 73 75 83 102 106

2 Plitvice Lakes Zadar Dubrovnik

French Riviera

2 Barcelona

ENDS LONDON ROME LONDON CAIRO ATHENS

Kraków Auschwitz- POLAND Birkenau 2

Dresden

2 Athens

GREECE

8 DAY GREEK ISLAND CHASER 

Kaş

1

Magganari

Mljet

1

Dubrovnik

1 1

8 DAY ADRIATIC SUNSETS  SPLIT

P. 124 125 126 127

P.130

MONTENEGRO

1

VATICAN CITY

STARTS BUDAPEST LONDON DUBROVNIK LONDON LONDON

STARTS ENDS LONDON ROME BUDAPEST LONDON LONDON BUDAPEST VENICE LONDON

ECPTLL

1 Meteora

TRIP NAME EAST MEETS WEST CLASSIC EUROPE EASTERN EXPLORE CLEOPATRA'S JEWEL ROAD TO ATHENS

TRIP NAME WESTERN INSPIRATION EASTERN INSPIRATION MOUNTAINS & BEACHES ROMANS TO VIKINGS

34 DAY EUROPEAN ADVENTURE 

1 Belgrade SERBIA

Srebrenica

Dubrovnik

French Riviera

2 Barcelona

DAYS 15 15 20 27 28

DAYS 8 14 15 19

ITALY

1 Bordeaux San Sebastián

VATICAN CITY

POLAND

TRIP NAME VODKA & CAVIAR SCANDI EXPRESS SCENIC SCANDI RUSSIAN REVELATIONS NORTHERN EXPOSURE REINDEER & RUSSIANS

2

Rome

Warsaw

Berlin

Pula

CROATIA

1

Pisa

2

START/FINISH

GERMANY

2

ITALY

Moscow

1 Vilnius

LITHUANIA

Dresden

SLOVENIA

Venice

Florence

Velikiye Luki

DENMARK

GERMANY

HUNGARY

Postojna Cave

2

1

2 Copenhagen

2 Berlin

2

London

ENGLAND

POLAND

2 Budapest Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Verona

2

LATVIA

FRANCE

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

1 Novgorod

ESTONIA

SWEDEN

1

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

Tallinn

Stockholm

NORWAY

Hamburg Amsterdam

Paris

RUSSIA

1

2 Kraków

Prague

St Petersburg

Lillehammer

Auschwitz-Birkenau

2

1

Jyväskylä

Geirangerfjord

Berlin

GERMANY

Dresden

Trondheim/Hell

DUBROVNIK 

P.142

START/FINISH

Santorini

8 DAY DUBROVNIK DREAMS  ESCSDD/ESCDDD

10 DAY GREEK TREASURES 

DUBROVNIK

ATHENS

DUBROVNIK 

P.140

ELGAAA

ATHENS 

P.152

17 DAY SAIL TO THE STEINS  SPLIT

ELOCSU

MUNICH 

P.153

T

P TO R I P

START/FINISH

Athens

GREECE START/FINISH

2 1

Split

Split

1 1 Hvar

1

Bol

1

FINISH

1

CROATIA

Munich GERMANY

CROATIA

Makarska

1

Stari Grad

2

Makarska

1

Syros Mykonos

1

2

1 Mljet

1 START/FINISH

Dubrovnik

2 1

1

Naxos

Zagreb CROATIA

Milna

1

1 Mljet

Makarska

Hvar

1

Šipan

1 START/FINISH

Dubrovnik

2

Milos

Ios

Optional Day Trip

Zadar Split

CROATIA

1 1

1

2

START

Split

Korčula

Korčula

AUSTRIA

SLOVENIA

Hvar

1

Salzburg

Ljubljana

Optional Day Trip

1

Korčula

1 Mljet

FINISH

Dubrovnik

1


HOTEL DAYS 7 DAY 7 DAY 7 DAY 8 DAY 10 DAY

| | | | | |

TRIP NAME CAESAR'S FOOTSTEPS TAPAS TRAIL CZECH MATE ROMAN PATHWAY ROMAN ROAD

S T A R T I N G P. 2 0

PAGE SECTOR 22 • 22 • 23 • 23 • 24 •

EXPLORER DAYS | TRIP NAME 6 DAY | THE ROAD TO TROY 7 DAY | THE BRITISH ISLE 7 DAY | SULTAN'S TRAIL 8 DAY | ESPRESSO ITALIA 8 DAY | PRONTO ITALIA

DAYS 10 DAY 11 DAY 12 DAY 13 DAY 14 DAY

| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

TRIP NAME GREECE LIGHTNING BOHEMIAN TRAIL VODKA & CAVIAR IRISH SHENANIGANS EURO HOPPER TOWER TO TAPAS ROAD TO THE 'DAM BOULEVARDS TO BEACHES WESTERN SPIRIT NORTHERN SPRINT SCANDI EXPRESS PORTUGAL SUMMER EUROPEAN ESCAPE TRAIL OF COLUMBUS THE MED RUNNER EUROPE EXPRESS

PAGE SECTOR 40 • 40 • 41 • 41 • 42 •

PAGE SECTOR 54 56 • 56 • 57 58 • 58 • 59 • 59 • 60 • 61 • 61 • 62 63 • 63 • 64 • 65

CAMPING DAYS 8 DAY 11 DAY 14 DAY

| | | |

TRIP NAME WESTERN INSPIRATION BUDAPEST TO BIG BEN EASTERN INSPIRATION

DAYS | TRIP NAME 8 DAY | GREEK ISLAND CHASER 8 DAY | AEGEAN SUNSEEKER

PAGE 134 135

DAYS 14 DAY 15 DAY 16 DAY 17 DAY 18 DAY

| | | | | |

TRIP NAME VENETIAN TRAIL EUROPEAN EMPEROR ROAD TO PRAGUE RENAISSANCE ROAD EUROPEAN ODYSSEY

PAGE SECTOR 28 • 29 • 29 • 30 • 31

DAYS 20 DAY 23 DAY 26 DAY 34 DAY

| | | | |

TRIP NAME COBBLESTONES & CANALS EUROPE UNCOVERED EUROPEAN PROMENADE DISCOVER EUROPE

PAGE SECTOR 31 • 32 34 36

DAYS 8 DAY 8 DAY 8 DAY 8 DAY 10 DAY

| | | | | |

PAGE SECTOR 42 • 43 • 43 • 44 • 45

DAYS 10 DAY 12 DAY 12 DAY 13 DAY 14 DAY

| | | | | |

TRIP NAME SPANISH FIESTA TURKEY EXPLORED BALKAN COASTS BRAVO ITALIA EASTERN ESCAPE

PAGE SECTOR 46 47 48 • 48 49

DAYS 14 DAY 15 DAY 18 DAY

| | | |

TRIP NAME BRITAIN & IRELAND BALKAN EXPLORER BIG BALKAN

PAGE SECTOR 50 50 51

PAGE SECTOR 66 • 67 • 67 • 68 • 68 • 68 • 70 • 71 72 73 • 73 • 74 • 75 • 76 • 77 • 78 •

DAYS 16 DAY 17 DAY 17 DAY 19 DAY 20 DAY 20 DAY 20 DAY 21 DAY 21 DAY 21 DAY 22 DAY 22 DAY 22 DAY 23 DAY 23 DAY 24 DAY

| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

TRIP NAME RUSSIAN REVELATIONS THE COASTAL ROAM THE GREAT EASTERN EUROPEAN HORIZONS EASTERN EXPLORE EUROPEAN GETAWAY ADRIATIC ADVENTURE IBERIAN VOYAGER THE CONTINENTAL EASTERN LINK TIMELESS TRAIL EURO CITY TRAIL NORTHERN EXPOSURE RUSSIA SCANDI REINDEER & RUSSIANS SPIRIT OF EUROPE

PAGE SECTOR 79 • 80 • 81 • 82 • 83 • 84 86 • 88 90 • 92 • 93 94 • 96 • 97 • 98 99

DAYS 25 DAY 27 DAY 27 DAY 28 DAY 28 DAY 30 DAY 30 DAY 33 DAY 35 DAY 37 DAY 37 DAY 49 DAY 49 DAY

| | | | | | | | | | | | | |

TRIP NAME SUMMER COMPASS CLEOPATRA'S JEWEL SUMMER FUN & SAILING ROAD TO ATHENS GRAND EUROPEAN EASTERN ADVENTURE PHARAOH'S ESCAPE OCEANIC EMPIRES IMPERIAL TRAIL EUROPEAN PIONEER RED STAR SPECIAL MEGA EUROPEAN - EGYPT MEGA EUROPEAN - GREECE

PAGE SECTOR 100 • 102 104 • 106 108 • 110 • 111 • 112 • 113 114 116 118 120

PAGE SECTOR 125 • 126 • 126 •

DAYS 19 DAY 19 DAY 21 DAY

| | | |

TRIP NAME ADRIATIC EXPRESS ROMANS TO VIKINGS EASTERN PATHWAYS

PAGE SECTOR 127 • 127 • 128 •

DAYS | TRIP NAME 26 DAY | EUROPE INSPIRED 34 DAY | EUROPEAN ADVENTURE

PAGE SECTOR 129 130

PAGE 136 140

DAYS | TRIP NAME 8 DAY | ADRIATIC SUNSETS 8 DAY | DUBROVNIK DREAMS

PAGE 142 143

TRIP NAME ROAD TO SZIGET SAIL TO SZIGET LA TOMATINA

PAGE 149 150 151

DAYS 10 DAY 17 DAY 4 DAY

| | | |

BRAUMEISTER

PAGE 152 153 154

DAYS 4 DAY 5 DAY 4 DAY

FESTMEISTER PROSTMEISTER SCHICKMEISTER

PAGE 154 155 155

TRIP NAME WINTER EXPEDITION WINTER BRAVO ITALIA WINTER BRITAIN & IRELAND WINTER SCANDI EXPRESS

PAGE 162 164 166 166

DAYS 9 DAY 11 DAY 18 DAY 24 DAY

| | | | |

TRIP NAME EASTERN LIGHTS WINTER EXPRESS WINTER GETAWAY WESTERN COMPASS

PAGE 167 168 169 170

DAYS | TRIP NAME 24 DAY | WINTER SPIRIT 14 DAY | BALKANS & SKI

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TRIP NAME BALKAN TRAIL BALKAN BLITZ EASTERN DISCOVERY CELTIC TRAIL GREEK ISLAND HOPPER

S T A R T I N G P. 5 2

DAYS 11 DAY 12 DAY 13 DAY 13 DAY 13 DAY 14 DAY 14 DAY 14 DAY 14 DAY 14 DAY 15 DAY 15 DAY 15 DAY 16 DAY 16 DAY 16 DAY

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TRIP NAME MOUNTAINS & MONUMENTS EURO CITY WANDERER THE FRENCH CONNECTION EUROPEAN CHARM ROMAN CHARIOT COFFEE & CULTURE EASTERN EXPOSURE EUROPEAN WONDER THE EURO TRIP IBERIAN COAST EAST MEETS WEST SCENIC SCANDI CLASSIC EUROPE GAUDÍ & GLITZ EASTERN EXPRESS EASTERN SPIRIT

S T A R T I N G P. 1 2 2

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SAILING

PAGE SECTOR 24 • 25 • 26 • 27 • 28 •

TRIP NAME DEMOCRACY ROAD PAPARAZZI PARADE ESSENTIAL EUROPE J'ADORE ITALIA SOHO TO BOHO

S T A R T I N G P. 3 8

HOSTEL PLUS DAYS 7 DAY 7 DAY 8 DAY 8 DAY 8 DAY 9 DAY 9 DAY 9 DAY 9 DAY 9 DAY 10 DAY 10 DAY 10 DAY 10 DAY 11 DAY 11 DAY

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DAYS 14 DAY 15 DAY 15 DAY

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TRIP NAME WESTERN CROSSING MOUNTAINS & BEACHES EASTERN HIGHLIGHTS

S T A R T I N G P. 1 3 2

DAYS | TRIP NAME 8 DAY | BLUE LAGOONS 8 DAY | CROATIAN RIVIERA

LIMITED EDITION DAYS 4 DAY 14 DAY 8 DAY

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TRIP NAME ANZAC DAY RAID ANZAC DAY EXPEDITION CROATIA SUMMER SAIL

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WINTER DAYS 4 DAY 10 DAY 14 DAY 20 DAY

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TRIP NAME ICELAND EXPLORER BIG RED TO RED STAR WINTER WONDER DISCOVER WINTER

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DAYS 10 DAY 16 DAY 4 DAY

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S T A R T I N G P. 1 4 4

TRIP NAME GREEK TREASURES SAIL TO THE STEINS

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TRIP NAME

S T A R T I N G P. 1 5 6

DAYS 28 DAY 11 DAY 14 DAY 8 DAY

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