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EPIC TRIPS FOR 18 TO 30 SOMETHINGS





2018-19

Prices & itineraries valid until 30 May 2019

EXPLORE ASIA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA USA & CANADA AND MORE


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WE ARE TOPDECK.

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

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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WHY TOPDECK 

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In case you needed persuading.

HOW WE TRAVEL 

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We’ll make sure the journey is just as fun as the adventure.

WHERE WE ROAM Want some inspiration?

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

For those extra-special memories.

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Our dedicated Topdeck Crew make the best travel pals, ever.

ASIA From Vietnam to Japan, our diverse

For those extra-special memories.

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Asia trips are full of Eastern promise.

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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND Head Down Under for your fix of surf,

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA Walk on the wild side and embrace all

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these colourful regions have to offer.

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mountains and outback adventures.

USA & CANADA

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Maple syrup, cities that never sleep and the Grandest of Canyons. North America’s calling.

FREEDOM TO EXPLORE Put down the itinerary and discover more.

VALUE FOR MONEY

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EUROPE Unique history, culture and food:

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Make the most of a few days away.

Europe ticks all the boxes.

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WHERE WE GO

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EUROPE

USA & CANADA

Epic cities + unreal food + unique culture = experiences of a lifetime

We’re talking legendary highways and national parks waiting to be explored. Swing between iconic cities for as many ‘wow’ moments as you can handle

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in North America.

waiting to happen. Yep, Europe has it all.

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»» EUROPEAN WONDER SEE P. 71 »» EUROPE EXPRESS SEE P. 68 »» DEMOCRACY ROAD SEE P. 50

»» CALIFORNIA CALLING SEE P. 125 »» CANADIAN ROCKIES SEE P. 129 »» STARS & STRIPES SEE P. 131

CANADA CANADA USA USA

AFRICA AFRICA

WHERE WE ROAM

AFRICA

From the vast plains of Africa and the history-soaked cities of Europe to the sparkling beaches of Australia and the grand ol’ states of America, our collection of must-see destinations is as mixed as a take-away food menu. Spanning five continents and a myriad of fascinating cultures, you can be sure your next trip of a lifetime is just around the corner.

Spend your days roaming the game reserves with the animals – it’s like stepping into a real life version of The Lion King!

P. 108 »» AFRICAN INSIGHT SEE P. 118 »» GORILLA ENCOUNTER SEE P. 121 »» SOUTH WEST SAFARI SEE P. 122


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Slurp and feast your way through local cuisines while racing tuk tuks across capital cities. Naturally, it’s a cultural treat!

P. 16 »» BALI ISLAND HOPPER SEE P. 18 »» JAPAN HIGHLIGHTS SEE P. 21 »» VIETNAM UNCOVERED SEE P. 24

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

EUROPE EUROPE ASIA ASIA Journey to the land down under

MIDDLE MIDDLEEAST EAST

(BBQ optional), then sink your teeth into adventure, New Zealand style.

»» TROPICAL SUNTANNER SEE P. 35 »» GRAND AUSSIE SEE P. 39 »» GRAND KIWI SEE P. 35

MIDDLE EAST

AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA The Middle East is like nowhere else. Think ancient wonders, buzzing souks and an eclectic history.

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»» EGYPT EXPRESS SEE P. 113 »» SAHARA ADVENTURE SEE P. 115 »» JORDAN & ISRAEL SEE P. 117

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WHY TOPDECK

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From boats to planes, overland trucks to big comfy coaches, we’ll make sure the journey is just as fun as the adventure. Ready to make a move? Let’s go.

‘Seas’ the day (like what we did there?) on board our Topdeck vessels and get ready for a nautical adventure of epic proportions. Whether you're sailing on a yacht in Australia's Whitsunday Islands, cruising Croatia in a stylish motorised boat, felucca sailing on the Nile or kicking back in a traditional gulet in Turkey, you can expect some serious lounging sessions and postcardworthy sunsets. It’s a tough life…

TOPDECK COACH Consider our Topdeck coach your home away from home. With all the comforts you’ll need, including free Wi-Fi, power sockets/USB ports and reclining seats, you’ll hit the road and see all the sights from the best viewpoint ever.

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Check out breathtaking scenery by rail on a range of our trips. We’ve got the Trans-Mongolian Railway for starters – arguably the world’s greatest train journey (and soon to be your next major bucket list item). Next up: Japan’s Bullet Train. Get ready for 320km/h speeds as you dart through this awesome country. And to finish, all aboard in Thailand, China and Vietnam as you travel from A to B.

METRO PASS Get to the heart of a city as we take you underground with included Metro passes in Europe and the USA. A super convenient and efficient way to get around, you’ll be rubbing shoulders with the locals on their daily commute while en route to your next bucket list stop (just don’t forget your Metro map!).

FLIGHTS Some of our trips include flights to get you to your next destination as quick as a flash. We’ve got places to go and people to see – so sometimes it pays to wave bye-bye to the coach, rack up some air miles and skip to the good bits!

Hold on to your hats as you take to the water with your new amigos on several of our trips that include boat journeys. We’re talking speedboats in Thailand and Bali, long boats in Laos and junk boats in Halong Bay – and with all those amazing views whizzing by, you’ll have loads to keep you and your shipmates occupied until you reach your next grand destination.


OUR CREW

We had the most amazing experience on our California Calling trip. The food was incredible, the accommodation was awesome and our driver was the best. Such an incredible, unforgettable holiday. TRIP: California Calling, USA

With a thirst for adventure, an endless stream of knowledge and let’s face it, a keen eye for a hearty local meal, our dedicated Topdeck Crew make the best travel pals, ever.

I was very impressed with Topdeck. Our guides were very knowledgeable, professional and helpful for the entirety of the trip. TRIP: Sydney Discovery, AUSTRALIA

The tour guide was amazing. WOW! Blown away by his duty of care for the group and knowledge of Morocco. His assistant was also amazing - best trip I have done. TRIP: Moroccan Explorer, NORTH AFRICA

Our tour guide was fantastic, he really made the trip feel more like a bunch of old friends travelling and made it easy for everyone to get to know each other. He went out of his way each day to help us get the most out of things and I had a great time. TRIP: Winter Express, EUROPE

They got all their basics right, especially very helpful and genuinely warm guides. I'd definitely recommend Topdeck to all my friends. TRIP: Bali Island Hopper, ASIA

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DELICIOUS FOOD

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delicious Some may bring home a tacky souvenir, others a picture-perfect postcard. But that epic feast you ate while on the trip of a lifetime? That’s a memory that will stay with you forever. Dig in!


DELICIOUS FOOD

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INDULGE IN CAJUN CUISINE DEEP SOUTH, USA

DISCOVER BANGKOK'S STREET FOOD BY TUK TUK BANGKOK, THAILAND

Fact: the only thing more fun than eating Cajun food is pronouncing Cajun food. Gumbo? Yes, please. Jambalaya? Sign me up. Po’ Boy sandwich? We’ll take two. Aside from the funky fresh names, these dishes are packed full of spicy, aromatic flavours and can be found in kitchens across the Deep South.

Wander the streets of Bangkok and discover a treasure trove of authentic local foods. Tuck into satay: grilled meat on a bamboo stick which is served with a cucumber relish and peanut sauce. And that’s just the beginning!

TAJINE TEMPTATION MOROCCO, NORTH AFRICA Prepared in a conical clay pot over hot coal and served with a carafe of mint tea and lashings of Berber hospitality, this is a dish not to be missed. Expect lamb, chicken or seafood mixed with dates, apricots and cumin, slow-cooked to perfection and served on a heap of couscous. Yum. Anyone for seconds?

EXPLORE ITALY’S FINEST ITALY Get ready to live la dolce vita as you explore Italy – aka foodie heaven. The pizza, pasta and risotto here are the real deal. And for the sweet tooths, think tiramisu and endless varieties of ice cream. Gelato for breakfast, lunch and dinner? We won’t judge.


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NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA

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GOURMET PICNIC BY THE EIFFEL TOWER

Forget your average garden pebble. This massive sandstone monolith in the heart of the Red Centre draws visitors from all over the globe for good reason. Take in the sheer beauty of Uluru and its surrounds as you sip champagne at sunset and learn of its place in the Dreamtime culture.

Indulge your inner foodie as you join your fellow Topdeckers and Crew at an oh-so-Frenchy picnic in Paris. Spoiled with an abundance of Snapchatworthy platters, you’ll chow down on only the finest locally sourced produce whilst taking in the view of the most famous icon in the world (yeah, we’re looking at you, Eiffel Tower).

CAMP IN THE DESERT Who needs Wi-Fi anyway when you’re busy travelling across this Mars-like landscape on a camel? We’ve got a traditional welcome from the Berber locals including a delicious dinner once we get to our camp. In the evening, get cosy at your campsite for a night under the starry sky. Ten points to whoever spots the most shooting stars!



AN EVENING AT ULURU

PARIS, FRANCE

MOROCCO, NORTH AFRICA

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LAS VEGAS, USA

THE HOTTEST PARTY ON WHEELS You’ve seen the films and heard the legendary stories but now’s your chance to take on the night, Vegas style. Hop aboard the party bus with your new BFFs (and BYO beverages) to discover exactly why the Strip is on the top of every party animal’s hit list. Just avoid the face tattoos.

Kruger National Park

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Mekong & Vietnamese Guesthouse



Hear the call of the wild as you explore one of the world’s most famed national parks. Home to over 12,000 elephants, 27,000 buffalo, 1,000 leopards and a host of other snap-worthy wildlife, you’re sure to fill a few memory cards. Plinth hat, optional.

VIETNAM, SOUTHEAST ASIA

GREATER KRUGER, AFRICA

Take on Vietnam in all its glory as you cruise down the Mekong Delta via the floating markets in Cai Be, before settling in for the night at a traditional Vietnamese Guesthouse. Continue to #livelikealocal with your host family and experience daily life in a fascinating and age-old culture.

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Put down the itinerary, stray from the crowd and make good use of your free time with some of these not-to-be-missed experiences. Freedom never felt so good.

SKYDIVE IN THE SWISS ALPS L AUTERBRUNNEN, SWITZERLAND OMG scenery awaits in the land of cheese and chocolate. With majestic waterfalls, sheer cliffs and rolling meadows to shout about, Lauterbrunnen has to be seen to be believed. For the fearless, a skydive over this unbelievable landscape will take your breath away. Literally. Ready to take the plunge?

CYCLE AROUND AMSTERDAM AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS Cycle in style and get your bearings with a guided bike ride of this buzzing city. Check off those bucket list must-sees on your valiant steed. Zipping through the city with your travel mates, you’ll be feeling like a local in no time.

JUMP ON A GRAND CANYON HELI-TOUR GRAND CANYON, USA Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it’s a Topdecker taking to the skies to view the stunning Grand Canyon from a helicopter. The sheer scale of this iconic location can only truly be appreciated from above, so sport that headset and listen to epic Jurassic Park-style soundtracks whilst you soar over the Canyon’s sweeping vistas.

RAISE THE BAR IN BANGKOK BANGKOK, THAILAND Raise a glass, kick back and unlock some #views from Bangkok’s best rooftop bars. With live music, delicious food and, of course, more drinks than you can shake a cocktail umbrella at, a night high up above buzzing Bangkok will be one for the books.


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

Thanks to our No Tipping policy you don’t need to worry about extra cash for hidden fees and payments. The result? You’ve got more left over to spend on the fun stuff!

LOGISTICS: SORTED

Our expert Drivers will get you around. So, no researching routes, booking transport tickets or bus depot waiting rooms. We’ve also got your accommodation sorted. You’re welcome.

UNLOCK THE HIGHLIGHTS

Tick off those bucket list items. We’ve done the haggling for you, which means easier access to those holiday musts: landmarks, museums, food tours and loads more locally sourced experiences. Explorers assemble!

INCLUDED MEALS

We know food and we’re not afraid to shout about it. With plenty of included meals, you can look forward to lots of hearty feasts throughout your trip.

SECURE YOUR BOOKING WITH A LOW $200 DEPOSIT

PAY THE BALANCE VIA INSTALMENTS THAT BEST SUIT YOU

MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR BOOKING AT NO EXTRA COST

ENJOY A FLEXIBLE ROLLING DEPOSIT, SHOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND

Our Trip Leaders and local guides will offer you all of the tips and tricks that can’t be found anywhere else so that you can focus on the memory making.

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From pandas to pagodas and temples that sparkle, this continent isn’t afraid to make some noise. Island hop your way across Thailand, say Wat in Cambodia or eat your way through Bangkok via tuk tuk to feed your sense of adventure. And that’s just the beginning.

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7 DAY | BALI ISL AND HOPPER

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7 DAY | THAI ISL ANDS KO-CONUT HOPPER

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7 DAY | THAI ISL ANDS SAMUI SUNSETS

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12 DAY | JAPAN HIGHLIGHTS

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12 DAY | CHINA ALIVE

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13 DAY | MY THAI

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13 DAY | VIETNAM UNCOVERED

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14 DAY | CL ASSIC THAIL AND

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27 DAY | ASIAN FUSION

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7 DAY | JAPAN EXPRESS

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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. A Sector trip is part

NOTE: US SINT REPERATE COMMO ENDAE NON POS ET ACCAESTE EX ET ERIT QUI AUT ACCULPA DOLUPTAof a larger journey, meaning your new friends ECTIORE VOLUPTA SITATATIORE MOS

might continue on after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress.


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USD 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 so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 1 SEMINYAK TO LEMBONGAN ISLAND, INDONESIA. Meet the crew in Seminyak then get pumped to island hop your way around paradise. Later, the afternoon is yours for the taking. Banana boat ride anyone? (L) DAY 2 LEMBONGAN ISLAND TO GILI TRAWANGAN. We’re heading north to the biggest of the Gili archipelago trio: Gili Trawangan. Chill out or get excited: three days in the snorkelling, diving and cultural mecca of the Gilis awaits us. (B) DAY 3 GILI TRAWANGAN. Start your day by taking the optional hike to see Lombok from above with some incred panoramic views. Keep your cameras charged as we also check out the majestic Senaru waterfall. This one is sure to take your breath away! (B) DAY 4 GILI TRAWANGAN. Free day for the win! Want to meet the locals? Join the optional diving and snorkelling tour to casually bump into turtles, rays and reef sharks. It really is another world under water, so you’re in for a real treat whether you decide to dive or snorkel. (B) DAY 5 GILI TRAWANGAN TO UBUD. Today we press on to Ubud after speedboating it to Padangbai port. Culture/yoga/nature buff? You’ve come to the right place. Visit Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), wander around Seniwati Gallery or get up close with the cheeky rascals at the Ubud Monkey Forest. (B) DAY 6 UBUD. First up, a performance of the famous Barong and Kris Dance. Then it’s on to the Tirta Empul hot springs before we hit Kintamani – where you’ll lunch with views over Bali’s largest lake. Next it’s down to the Kopi Luwak plantation, and on past Tegalalang’s rice fields and coconut trees. In the afternoon, venture through the Ubud market and meet for dinner in a local restaurant. (B,L,D)

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DAY 7 UBUD TO SEMINYAK. Prepare to say goodbye. But before we go, you could always hop on an optional downhill mountain biking tour or do some whitewater rafting. We reckon you’ll be back. Bali does that to people. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Choice of water sports on Lembongan Island including Marine Walk, banana boat, snorkelling and water slide ++ Island stays on Bali, Lembongan & Gili Trawangan ++ Kintamani tour ++ Visit Lake Batur ++ Barong and Kris dance show ++ All entrance fees to included sights ++ Farewell dinner

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6 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 1 dinner (D) 6 nights in hotel accommodation Awesome Trip Leader Guided tours of all major cities Modern air-conditioned vehicle & local speedboats between islands

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Snorkelling in Gili Trawangan ++ Whitewater rafting ++ Kintamani mountain biking START MEET AT 7AM IN SEMINYAK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN SEMINYAK

For more awesome Topdeck Asia trips please visit www.topdeck.travel


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DAY 1 PHUKET, THAILAND. Make your way to the hotel to meet and greet the crew and start planning tomorrow’s adventures. Feast on a welcome dinner and catch some zzz’s before tomorrow’s kick off. (D) DAY 2 PHUKET. Start your morning with an optional trip to Coral Island and Racha Island. Any guesses what we’ll find here? That’s right – coral reefs that will make your jaw drop. If that wasn’t enough, we’ve got flawless beaches and white sand for you to soak up. Got problems? Not in the ocean. Paddle in its calm waters and enjoy. If you prefer to stay on the mainland, go forth and explore artsy coffee shops, eccentric local galleries and bright textiles stores. Shop until the sun goes down. (B) DAY 3 PHUKET TO KRABI. Pack up out of Phuket and arrive into the insanely pretty town of Krabi. Grab a coconut, jump into 50 shades of blue waters then work on your tan. Hop on the optional kayak trip and paddle around mangroves in Ao Thalane. (B) DAY 4 KRABI. Did someone say para-para-paradise? Look up and around – you’re here baby! After you’ve got your bearings in and around town, how about a beach sesh? If that doesn’t cut it, take an optional full day ‘Poda 4 Islands’ tour by speedboat. Later, climb to a rooftop café if time allows and watch the sunset. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Island stays on Phuket & Koh Phi Phi ++ Ferry transfers between islands ++ Welcome & farewell dinner

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6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 6 nights in hotel accommodation Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Kayaking at Ao Thalane ++ Coral Island & Racha Island day trip START MEET AT 2PM IN PHUKET FINISH APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN PHUKET

This trip forms part of the 13 Day My Thai. See p.23 or visit www.topdeck.travel

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USD 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 so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 5 KRABI TO KOH PHI PHI. Majestic and relaxed Koh Phi Phi is all yours today as we love and leave Krabi behind us. With no cars on the island, Koh Phi Phi is a walking haven to explore and get lost in. Make the most of those beach vibes or head to the quirky town for souvenirs and goodies to take home. (B) DAY 6 KOH PHI PHI. Today, take an optional speedboat excursion to Koh Yao Noi Island before returning for some chill out time. Make the most of your last day here, you’ll miss it when it’s gone. (B,D) DAY 7 KOH PHI PHI TO PHUKET. After breakfast we’re off home — you might want to stick around to work on that tan. And have one last coconut. Obvs. (B)

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DAY 1 KOH SAMUI, THAILAND. Make your way to the hotel and kick off your journey with a cocktail and chill by the pool. Tonight, feast on a welcome dinner and get to know your island hopper buds. (D)

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DAY 2 KOH SAMUI. Snorkel enthusiasts can feast on an optional full day tour as you splash your way around Angthong Marine Park. Made up of 42 islands, you can expect jungles, white sand beaches, beautiful waterfalls, limestone formations and secret coves. Aaaand breathe! (B) DAY 3 KOH SAMUI TO KOH PHANGAN. Take one last dip with the coral before we head north to the smaller (but no less epic) island of Koh Phangan. This island is no stranger to a good time and some pretty awesome music. Later, the evening is all yours to explore and find a hidden gem for dinner. Thai food for the win! (B) DAY 4 KOH PHANGAN. Free day = your day, your way. If you tire of hanging out in a hammock sipping on fresh coconut water, head north on a long tail boat or make tracks to explore the quieter beaches. This island could keep you busy for hours on end. (B) DAY 5 KOH PHANGAN TO KOH TAO. On to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan’s baby, Koh Tao. If you’re not in the water soaking up the sun, sea and good vibes, there’s hiking, rock climbing and bouldering for the adventure seekers. Want to relax for the entire day? Head to Chalok Baan Khao Bay towards the south – perfect for lazing around. Wanna go for a hike? Make your way to Ao Plaay Laem Beach for some sweet snorkelling opportunities. To round off the day, this area’s got the best sunset this side of the country. (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 00 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 6 KOH TAO. Diving here is like ticking off Mount Everest for climbers, so be sure to don your snorkel and join an optional diving group. Keep your eyes peeled for colourful coral, rays, sharks and so much more. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Island stays on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan & Koh Tao ++ Welcome dinner in Koh Samui ++ Farewell dinner in Koh Tao

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

6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 6 nights in hotel accommodation All ferries to Koh Tao, Koh Phangan & Koh Samui Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Angthong Marine Park day trip ++ Scuba diving in Koh Tao ++ Snorkelling in Koh Tao START MEET AT 2PM IN KOH SAMUI FINISH APPROXIMATELY 2.30PM IN KOH SAMUI

DAY 7 KOH TAO TO KOH SAMUI. The trip ends after we arrive back in Koh Samui. If you have some extra time, why not keep exploring? We’ll be seeing you around. (B) This trip forms part of the 14 Day Classic Thailand. See p.25 or visit www.topdeck.travel


12 D A Y | J A PA N H I G H L I G H T S OSAKA

YOUR ROUTE

14

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

1

HOTEL - ASIA

TOKYO

21

COUNTRY

DAY STOP

START

Tokyo JAPAN

Takayama

2 Hiroshima Miyajima

Osaka

Kyoto

FINISH

1

1 1 Koyasan

CLOCKWISE: TOKYO

DAY 1 TOKYO, JAPAN. Sushi trains, karaoke, gadgets, temples and cat cafés. Get excited. You’re in Tokyo. We get our bearings on a city tour today before bonding over a welcome dinner. (D) DAY 2 TOKYO. Free day to hit the ground running in Tokyo. Head over to Odaiba, the man-made island in Tokyo Bay or check out Akihabara, where stores scream for the attention of anime fans and gamers. (B) DAY 3 TOKYO. Today: Tokyo Disneyland (optional). If you want something else, visit the Robot Restaurant. You’ll never look at restaurants back home the same again. (B) DAY 4 TOKYO TO TAKAYAMA. This morning we travel at 320km/h on the bullet train before heading up to the Japanese Alps. Cue a short orientation tour upon arrival. Tonight stay in a ryokan – a traditional Japanese inn. (B) DAY 5 TAKAYAMA. Start off the day at the morning riverside markets. Then, we embark on a half day city tour of Takayama. (B) DAY 6 TAKAYAMA TO HIROSHIMA VIA MIYAJIMA. Jump on a ferry to Miyajima with its wild deer (aww!) and shrines galore. End your island jaunt watching the sunset behind the floating torii gate. (B) DAY 7 HIROSHIMA TO KOYASAN. First up, Hiroshima, where we explore the Peace Museum. Later, make your way to Mount Kōya. Tonight, feast on a traditional Buddhist meal. (B,D) DAY 8 KOYASAN TO KYOTO. Start with a Buddhist prayer service, then explore the cobblestone walkway lined with Shinto torii gates to the Okunoin mausoleum and its 10,000 lantern Torodo Hall. Later, it’s time for Kyoto. (B) DAY 9 KYOTO. Find your zen place at the Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion and Ryōan-ji temple all before lunch. This afternoon you’re off to Nijo Castle to channel your inner samurai and visit the Heian Shrine. (B) DAY 10 KYOTO. A free day to frolic. Get out of town and visit the Arashiyama bamboo forest, or go on a day trip to Nara. (B)

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

Visit Hiroshima Peace Museum Traditional Buddhist prayer service Visit Harajuku Visit sake brewery Welcome & farewell dinner Stay in a ryokan Visit Itsukushima Shrine Visit Ryōan-ji Temple Explore Kyoto's Gion district

TRIP CODE: AHJJTR S TA R T

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15

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24

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31

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27

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12

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2

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30

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++ 11 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in hotel accommodation, 2 nights in a ryokan, 1 night in a guesthouse ++ Small group ++ Awesome Trip Leader ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Japan Rail Pass

2

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13

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16

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27

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25

OCT

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Visit Tokyo Disneyland ++ Visit the Robot Restaurant START MEET AT 8AM IN TOKYO FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN OSAKA

DAY 11 KYOTO TO OSAKA. Today, we set a course for Osaka. Tonight, get emotional over a farewell dinner.

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TRIP PRICE OF $3699 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $739

12 DAYS FROM

3699

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

(B,D)

DAY 12 OSAKA. After breakfast it’s sayonara to the Land of the Rising Sun. Swap numbers and plan that next adventure together. (B) For our Ski Japan trip please visit www.topdeck.travel

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 09 S P E $3 P E R R PE


12 D A Y | C H I N A L I V E

HOTEL - ASIA

22

BEIJING

Overnight train

2

1

Chengdu

1

Xian

1

Longsheng

HONG KONG

21

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

START

Beijing CHINA

2

2

Yangshuo

2

FINISH

Hong Kong

CLOCKWISE: CHENGDU, BEIJING

TRIP CODE: AHCLGK S TA R T

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

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30

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12 DAYS FROM

3069

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USD 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 so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

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Great Wall of China (including toboggan ride) Visit Tiananmen Square Visit Sacred Way Visit the Forbidden City Visit the Terracotta Warriors Explore the Dragon's Backbone rice terraces Visit the world-famous teahouses in People's Park ++ Xian city wall bike ride ++ Visit the Panda Conservation Centre ++ Street eats dinner in Beijing

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 11 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 10 nights in hotel accommodation, 1 night on an overnight train ++ Internal flights ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle ++ Overnight train ticket ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Peking duck dinner in Beijing ++ Rafting on the Yulong River START MEET AT 2PM IN BEIJING FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN HONG KONG

DAY 3 BEIJING TO XIAN VIA OVERNIGHT TRAIN. Today is gonna rock: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. Tonight we’re travelling to Xian by sleeper train. (B,L,D) DAY 4 XIAN. Jump off in Xian. You’re in the land of the Terracotta Warriors, and guess what – you’ll see them today! Get those legs moving with a bike ride around the city wall to roll in style. (B,L) DAY 5 XIAN TO CHENGDU. Today we’re heading south to Chengdu. Flash your boarding pass and check in together – we’re flyin’! Later, feast on a hot pot dinner. (B,D) DAY 6 CHENGDU. Wake up and get ready, it’s exploring time. Pinch yourself, because today we roll with a visit to the Panda Conservation Centre (omg). Next up, a visit to Jinli Street. Finish off with a teahouse visit in People’s Park. (B,L) DAY 7 CHENGDU TO YANGSHUO. Say zài jiàn to Chengdu, today we’re flying to Yangshuo. (B) DAY 8 YANGSHUO. On the activity menu today: an optional cooking class, rafting on the Yulong River or the Liu San Jie show. (B) DAY 9 YANGSHUO TO LONGSHENG. We’re travelling to Longsheng – land of the rice terraces. Snap your heart out on the included day tour. Check out the Dragon’s Backbone and spot rice paddies for days. (B,L,D) DAY 10 LONGSHENG TO HONG KONG. Today, it’s Hong Kong time. Get those walking shoes on ready for a city tour. Tonight, why not try some street food at the Temple Street night market? (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 56 S P E $2 P E R R PE

DAY 1 BEIJING, CHINA. Ni Hao! Welcome to China. After checking in, tonight you’ll get acquainted with your trip peeps at the welcome dinner. (D)

DAY 11 HONG KONG. Today is all yours to explore before we reconvene in the evening for our final dinner together. (B,D)

DAY 2 BEIJING. Start with the Great Wall of China. Best part? The toboggan down. Next we’re off to the Sacred Way and the biggest stone archway in China. (B,L)

DAY 12 HONG KONG. Make sure you’ve added your new buddies on Facebook ‘cos the trip ends here. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Asia trips please visit www.topdeck.travel


13 D A Y | M Y T H A I BANGKOK

16

MEALS

1

HOTEL - ASIA

BANGKOK

23

COUNTRY

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

1

Chiang Rai Chiang Mai

2

Overnight Train

1

2 START/FINISH

Bangkok THAILAND

Phuket

2

2

Krabi

2 Koh Phi Phi

CLOCKWISE: KOH PHI PHI, BANGKOK, CHIANG RAI

DAY 1 BANGKOK TO PHUKET, THAILAND. Oh my Thai! It’s Bangkok time. Meet the group, but don’t get too comfortable, we’re soarin’ and flyin’ to Phuket today. Settle in, then dive head first into a welcome dinner with the group. Yum! (D) DAY 2 PHUKET. Beach-a-holics and snorkel enthusiasts can head on an optional trip to Coral Island and Racha Island. Later, why not hit the streets and find a saucy pad thai or other local foodie treat to round off the day? (B) DAY 3 PHUKET TO KRABI. The Ao Thalane canyons and coves are calling for a kayaking sesh (optional). Grab your paddle (and coconut) then make waves. (B) DAY 4 KRABI. It’s all about Krabi today. Enjoy an optional full day tour by speedboat and feel that ocean breeze in your hair. (B) DAY 5 KRABI TO KOH PHI PHI. Check into insanely pretty Koh Phi Phi today. Cameras at the ready! (B) DAY 6 KOH PHI PHI. Today, take an optional speedboat excursion to Koh Yao Noi Island before returning for some chill out time. Make the most of your last day here, you’ll miss it when it’s gone. (B,D) DAY 7 KOH PHI PHI TO BANGKOK VIA PHUKET. Wave buh-bye to Koh Phi Phi and touch down into the bustle of Bangkok. Watch the city sparkle as you roam the streets. (B) DAY 8 BANGKOK. Explore like a Bangkokian (it’s a word) and get your culture fix today at your own pace. Later, watch the city sparkle as you zip through the streets on an included street eats tour. Mode of transport? Tuk tuk, duh! (B,D) DAY 9 BANGKOK TO CHIANG MAI VIA OVERNIGHT TRAIN. More love for the capital today as we tick off the Bangkok bucket list. A half day city tour is on the cards. Tonight, it’s all about the overnight train. Get comfy and catch some zzz’s. (B) DAY 10 CHIANG MAI. Another mode of transport to tick off. Jump in a trishaw for the included city tour and cruise through the awe-inspiring old town in style. (B)

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

Welcome dinner Bangkok street eats tour via tuk tuk Guided tour of Chiang Mai via trishaw Guided tour of Bangkok Visit Wat Rong Khun & the Golden Triangle Visit Koh Phi Phi

TRIP CODE: AHMTBB S TA R T

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Flight of the Gibbon treetop adventure ++ Kayaking at Ao Thalane START MEET AT 8AM IN BANGKOK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN BANGKOK

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23

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25

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7

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17

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29

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TRIP PRICE OF $2069

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 11 nights in hotel accommodation, 1 night on an overnight train ++ Internal flights ++ Overnight train ticket ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Local Guides

FINISH 2018

TRIP PRICE OF $2129 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $499

13 DAYS FROM

2069

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

This trip is a combination of the 7 Day Ko-Conut Hopper and 27 Day Asian Fusion. There may be a crew change during the trip. Passengers may also join or leave along the way.

DAY 11 CHIANG MAI. Free day alert! How about an optional cooking class? Learn from local legends then brag about your new-found skills later. For the adrenaline seekers, unleash your inner monkey with an optional Flight of the Gibbon treetop adventure. (B) DAY 12 CHIANG MAI TO CHIANG RAI. Be inspired by the best handful of temples on offer today. It’s all about the Wat Rong Khun ‘White Temple’ and the Golden Triangle. Wow. (B,L) DAY 13 CHIANG RAI TO BANGKOK. Head south back into Bangkok and sadly we’re outta here today. Too soon for the next adventure? (B)

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 60 S P E $1 P E R R PE


13 D A Y | V I E T N A M U N C O V E R E D

HOTEL - ASIA

24

HO CHI MINH CITY

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

FINISH

Hanoi

1

1 1

HANOI

19

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

DAY STOP

Halong Bay Overnight Cruise

1

Hue

2

Hoi An

Nha Trang

2

1

Overnight Train START

Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM

2 1

Vinh Long

CLOCKWISE: HANOI, HALONG BAY, HO CHI MINH CITY

TRIP CODE: AHAFOH S TA R T

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

FINISH

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MAY

18

MAY

20

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1

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23

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28

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15

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27

JUL

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30

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11

JAN

29

JUL

10

AUG

17

AUG

29

AUG

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20

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14

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19

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G

30

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12

OCT

14

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26

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28

OCT

9

NOV

2019

TRIP PRICE OF $1799 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $399

13 DAYS FROM

1799

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

G

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Ho Chi Minh City street eats tour Cu Chi Tunnels tour Visit Cai Be floating markets Visit Hai Van Pass Party cruise in Halong Bay Visit to KOTO restaurant in Hanoi Farewell dinner

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hotel accommodation, 1 night in a guesthouse, 1 night on a party junk boat, 1 night on an overnight train ++ Internal flights ++ Overnight train ticket ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Local Guides

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Scenic flight over Halong Bay ++ Hoi An cooking class START MEET AT 5PM IN HO CHI MINH CITY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN HANOI

DAY 1 HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM. Ho Chi Minh City is home to ten million people and four million motorbikes. Pretty cool huh? Tonight, prepare yourself for foodie heaven with the included street eats tour. (D)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 50 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 2 HO CHI MINH CITY. Rise early for your Cu Chi Tunnels half day tour. These interesting tunnels were a strategic operation base during the Vietnam War. Later, get ready for an included city tour. (B,L) DAY 3 HO CHI MINH CITY TO VINH LONG, MEKONG RIVER. Hop on a boat to peruse Cai Be's floating

markets that teem with fruit, vegetables and goodies. Stop for lunch, then it’s on to a guesthouse for the evening. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 VINH LONG TO NHA TRANG VIA OVERNIGHT TRAIN. Arriving in Nha Trang, rest up at the white powdery beaches of Vietnam’s most popular seaside resort town. (B) DAY 5 NHA TRANG. Today, try out a full day boat trip. Or if you’d prefer, take a tour at the Thap Ba Hot Spring Bathing and Mud Spa. (B) DAY 6 NHA TRANG. Spend your free day lazing in Nha Trang, a kite-running, windsurfing and scuba diving mecca. Woo! (B) DAY 7 NHA TRANG TO HOI AN. Fly upwards to Hoi An – known for its spectrum of exciting architecture. (B) DAY 8 HOI AN. Hop on an optional tour to a vegetable village just outside of Hoi An. If you wanna channel your inner masterchef, enrol on an optional cooking class conducted by a local chef. (B) DAY 9 HOI AN TO HUE. Drive along the Hai Van Pass, one of Vietnam’s most beautiful mountain passes. We end up in the former imperial capital, Hue. We’ll get introduced with a guided tour. (B) DAY 10 HUE TO HANOI. Fly up the coast as you take on the big capital city of Hanoi. (B) DAY 11 HANOI TO HALONG BAY. Cruise time. A day of paddling, swimming and lazing on the sundeck? Yes please. Return back to watch the sunset before a fresh seafood dinner. (B,L,D) DAY 12 HALONG BAY TO HANOI. Back in the capital today. But not before an optional scenic flight over Halong Bay in a seaplane. (B,D) DAY 13 HANOI. Today, it’s breakfast then we’re outta here. (B) This trip forms part of the 27 Day Asian Fusion. See p.26 or visit www.topdeck.travel


14 D A Y | C L A S S I C T H A I L A N D BANGKOK

YOUR ROUTE

16

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

1

HOTEL - ASIA

BANGKOK

25

COUNTRY

DAY STOP

Chiang Rai Chiang Mai

1

2

1

Overnight Train

2 START/FINISH

Bangkok THAILAND

Chumphon

2 Overnight Train

1

Koh Tao

2

Koh Phangan

2

Koh Samui

CLOCKWISE: KOH TAO, BANGKOK

DAY 1 BANGKOK TO KOH SAMUI, THAILAND VIA OVERNIGHT TRAIN. Alright Bangkok, let’s do this. See Bangkok sparkle for your first ‘wow’ moment. Tonight: jump on an overnight sleeper train to Koh Samui. Settle in and catch some zzz’s. DAY 2 KOH SAMUI. Rise and shine, we’re almost there. Jump off in Surat Thani then ferry to Koh Samui. Check in, relax and get swimming, before a welcome dinner with your travel mates. (D) DAY 3 KOH SAMUI. Oh Koh Samui, you beautiful thing! Today is free to make the most of those beach vibes. For the snorkel fiends, jump on an optional half day trip to Coral Island or check out Angthong Marine Park by speedboat and kayak. Sweet. (B) DAY 4 KOH SAMUI TO KOH PHANGAN. You know that notorious island Koh Phangan, right? Today, we check in and see what it’s all about. (B) DAY 5 KOH PHANGAN. It’s all free time and fun-loving in paradise today. Soak it up and dip your toes in Hat Rin Nok Beach (Sunrise Beach) where coconut trees meet sandy white beach. Ah-maze! (B) DAY 6 KOH PHANGAN TO KOH TAO. Roll into snorkeland-scuba-diving-paradise, aka Koh Tao. (B) DAY 7 KOH TAO. Take your pick from today's optional activities. Flex your freedom and go scuba diving or take a snorkelling trip. FYI: we’re talking diving mecca right here, so don’t miss your chance. (B,D) DAY 8 KOH TAO TO BANGKOK. High five Bangkok and shake hands with the buzzing capital. (B) DAY 9 BANGKOK. Tonight: sink your teeth into the best street food that this city has to offer. We’ve got a tuk tuk street eats tour lined up. (B,D) DAY 10 BANGKOK TO CHIANG MAI VIA OVERNIGHT TRAIN. How about those Bangkok sights? It’s a half day city tour – so get the cameras ready and start Instasnapping. Tonight: overnight train take two. (B) DAY 11 CHIANG MAI. Open your eyes – you’ve arrived in Chiang Mai. Today you’re rollin’ in style by trishaw around the city. On the menu for tonight? An optional Khantoke Village cultural show and dinner. (B)

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

Guided tour of Bangkok Bangkok street eats tour via tuk tuk Guided tour of Chiang Mai via trishaw Visit the Thai Islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan & Koh Tao ++ Visit Wat Rong Khun & the Golden Triangle

TRIP CODE: AHCTBB S TA R T 14

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Flight of the Gibbon treetop adventure ++ Coral Island tour at Koh Taen START MEET AT 2PM IN BANGKOK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN BANGKOK

DAY 12 CHIANG MAI. Today, it’s all you. Hot foot it around the city at your own pace. More of an adrenalin junkie type? Daredevils can make like a monkey with an optional Flight of the Gibbon treetop adventure. And for the foodies? An optional cooking class awaits. (B) DAY 13 CHIANG MAI TO CHIANG RAI. It’s temple time. Today it’s all about Wat Rong Khun (the 'White Temple') and the Golden Triangle. Get the camera ready for THAT shot. (B,L) DAY 14 CHIANG RAI TO BANGKOK. Tap out of Chiang Rai and fly into Bangkok. Swap numbers, because we’re outta here today. Aww! (B)

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27

APR

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7

JUL

20

JUL

26

JUL

8

AUG G, FM AUG

28

APR

11

MAY

11

AUG

24

12

MAY

25

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22

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5

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26

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8

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20

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2

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23

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6

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 11 nights in hotel accommodation, 2 nights on an overnight train ++ Internal flights ++ Overnight train ticket ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Local Guides

FINISH 2018

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TRIP PRICE OF $1729 TRIP PRICE OF $1799 G= Guaranteed Departure  FM= Full Moon Party Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $419

14 DAYS FROM

1729

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

This trip is a combination of the 7 Day Samui Sunsets and 27 Day Asian Fusion. There may be a crew change during the trip. Passengers may also join or leave along the way.

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 24 S P E $1 P E R R PE


27 D A Y | A S I A N F U S I O N

HOTEL - ASIA

26

BANGKOK

39

HANOI

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

CLOCKWISE: HANOI, CHIANG RAI, CHIANG MAI, SIEM REAP

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 7 PAKBENG TO LUANG PRABANG. This morning we’re back on the Mekong cruisin’ with a quick stop at the local market. Stop by the whiskey village and pass the Pak Ou Caves to arrive in Luang Prabang. (B,L)

DAY STOP FINISH

Pakbeng LAOS

1

Chiang Rai Chiang Mai

1

1 1

1

Halong Bay Overnight Cruise

2

Overnight Train

1 Hoi An

1 START

Bangkok

Siem Reap CAMBODIA

DAY 10 VANG VIENG. A free day for optional kayaking on the Nam Song River. Depending on the time of year, you could hit the rapids or do a spot of rock climbing and cave exploring. (B)

Hue

2

DAY 11 VANG VIENG TO SIEM REAP VIA LUANG PRABANG. Farewell Vang Vieng, we fly to Siem Reap today. Passports at the ready! (B)

2 Nha Trang

THAILAND

Phnom Penh

2

2 2

1

Overnight Train

Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM

1

DAY 1 BANGKOK, THAILAND. Arrive in Bangkok for a street eats tour tonight. We’re gonna be travelling in style: by tuk tuk of course! (D) DAY 2 BANGKOK TO CHIANG MAI VIA OVERNIGHT TRAIN. Free time to explore Bangkok this morning before we head to Chiang Mai. (B) DAY 3 CHIANG MAI. Get your explorer shoes on, because there’s time to wander around today. An optional Khantoke Village cultural show and dinner awaits tonight. (B)

DAY 8 LUANG PRABANG. Rise and shine! Check out the city by bike (optional) or see the Kuang Si Waterfall for an optional dose of wow. (B) DAY 9 LUANG PRABANG TO VANG VIENG. Rise to the sound of the temple gong and partake in the daily almsgiving of the monks. Next, descend southwards to Vang Vieng. (B)

2 Vang Vieng

2

1

Hanoi

Luang Prabang

Vinh Long, Mekong River

DAY 4 CHIANG MAI. Today is all yours to take on Chiang Mai. Make like a monkey and join the optional Flight of the Gibbon treetop adventure or flex your cooking skills with an optional class. (B)

DAY 12 SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA. Cue a stunning sunrise at Angkor Wat, followed by a guided tour of the Bayon temple and Ta Prohm. (B) DAY 13 SIEM REAP TO PHNOM PENH. Today we kick it to Phnom Penh. See ya Siem Reap, it’s been real. (B) DAY 14 PHNOM PENH. An optional visit to the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields. Later, enjoy a street eats dinner. (B,D) DAY 15 PHNOM PENH TO HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM. Arrive in HCMC, home to ten million people and four million motorbikes. Kick off the night with an included street eats tour. (B,D)

DAY 5 CHIANG MAI TO CHIANG RAI. Visit Wat Rong Khun (the ‘White Temple’) and view the Golden Triangle from above, then onwards to Chiang Rai.

DAY 16 HO CHI MINH CITY. Today, get your bearings on a Ho Chi Minh City tour. Check off the Cu Chi Tunnels, the Saigon River and the Reunification Palace. (B,L)

DAY 6 CHIANG RAI TO PAKBENG, LAOS. Cross the Friendship Bridge then board a Mekong River cruise.

DAY 17 HO CHI MINH CITY TO VINH LONG, MEKONG RIVER. Hop on a boat to peruse Cai Be's floating markets that teem with fruit, vegetables and goodies.

(B,L)

(B,L,D)


HOTEL - ASIA

27

CLOCKWISE: SIEM REAP, HALONG BAY

Stop for lunch, then it’s on to a guesthouse where we rest up for the evening. (B,L,D)

DAY 18 VINH LONG TO NHA TRANG VIA HO CHI MINH CITY. Wake up to another morning in the land of pho and snake wine. Later, we arrive in Nha Trang. Touch down and rest up at the white powdery beaches, or search for markets. (B) DAY 19 NHA TRANG. A day for either feeling the wind in your hair or chilling at the spa with our optional activities. You’ll be spoilt for choice. (B) DAY 20 NHA TRANG. Spend your free day lazing in Nha Trang, a kite-running, windsurfing and scuba diving mecca. Woo! (B) DAY 21 NHA TRANG TO HOI AN. Fly to Hoi An’s wellpreserved ancient town and start Snapchatting ASAP. (B)

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

Bangkok street eats tour via tuk tuk Visit Wat Rong Khun & the Golden Triangle Mekong River boat cruise Visit Pak Ou Caves Cu Chi Tunnels tour Visit Hai Van pass Visit Angkor Wat at sunrise Visit to KOTO restaurant in Hanoi Guided tour of Bangkok Almsgiving ceremony in Luang Prabang

DAY 23 HOI AN TO HUE. Drive along Hai Van Pass to Hue. Take a guided tour of the Citadel, the Forbidden City and the Royal Tomb. What an introduction! (B) DAY 24 HUE TO HANOI. Fly up the coast as you take on the big capital city of Hanoi. (B)

TOP OPTIONALS

DAY 25 HANOI TO HALONG BAY. Cruise time. A day of paddling, swimming, lazing on the sundeck and the bay’s seafood for dinner? Yes please. (B,L,D) DAY 26 HALONG BAY TO HANOI. Back in the capital today. But not before an optional scenic flight over Halong Bay in a seaplane. Um, how cool is that? (B,D)

S TA R T

++ Scenic flight in Halong Bay ++ Flight of the Gibbon treetop adventure ++ Khantoke Village cultural show & traditional dinner

FINISH

S TA R T

22

APR

18

MAY

FINISH

28

OCT

23

NOV

G

4

NOV

30

NOV

11

NOV

7

DEC

18

NOV

14

DEC

2018 6

MAY

1

JUN

20

MAY

15

JUN

G

3

JUN

29

JUN

G

2

DEC

28

DEC

1

JUL

27

JUL

G

16

DEC

11

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15

JUL

10

AUG

3

AUG

29

AUG

G

6

JAN

1

FEB

AUG

14

SEP

G

27

JAN

22

FEB

G

16

SEP

12

OCT

30

SEP

26

OCT

14

OCT

9

NOV

G G

2019

19

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 26 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 23 nights in hotel accommodation, 1 night on an overnight train, 1 night in a guesthouse, 1 night on a party junk boat ++ Internal flights ++ Overnight train ticket ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Local Guides ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle

DAY 22 HOI AN. Hop on an optional tour to a vegetable village just outside of Hoi An, or if you wanna channel your inner masterchef, enrol on an optional cooking class. (B)

TRIP CODE: AHAFBH

G

10

FEB

8

MAR

G

24

MAR

19

APR

G

TRIP PRICE OF $4289 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $949

27 DAYS FROM

4289

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

START MEET AT 2PM IN BANGKOK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN HANOI

DAY 27 HANOI. Today, it’s breakfast then we’re outta here. Okay, maybe one last bowl of pho first. (B) For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www.topdeck.travel

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 59 S P E $1 P E R R PE


7 D A Y | J A PA N E X P R E S S

HOSTEL PLUS - ASIA

28

TOKYO

1 STOP & STAY

8

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

DAY STOP

NE

W

TR

IP

YOUR ROUTE

OSAKA

START

Tokyo JAPAN Kyoto 2 Hakone/Mount Fuji

1 Osaka FINISH

CLOCKWISE: GEISHA, HAKONE

TRIP CODE: AEJETR S TA R T

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

8 6

APR MAY

2018 14 APR 12 MAY

20

MAY

26

MAY

8

JUL

14

JUL

5

AUG

11

AUG

6

JAN

12

JAN

2

SEP

8

SEP

10

FEB

16

FEB

7

OCT

13

OCT

10

MAR

16

MAR

21

OCT

27

OCT

11

NOV

17

NOV

25 9

NOV

1

DEC

DEC

15

16

DEC

DEC

22

DEC

2019

++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Trip to Hakone Visit Shibuya Crossing Kyoto city tour Visit Harajuku Visit Akihabara Visit the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa Welcome & farewell dinner

MORE INCLUSIONS TRIP PRICE OF $1649 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

7 DAYS FROM

1649

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 6 nights in hostel or hotel accommodation Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Local Trip Leader Japan Rail Pass

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Visit the Robot Restaurant ++ Dress as a maiko or samurai START MEET AT 8AM IN TOKYO FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN OSAKA

DAY 1 TOKYO, JAPAN. Sushi trains, karaoke, gadgets, temples and cat cafés. Get excited. You’re in Tokyo. Meet the group and dive head first into a full day city tour. Spot the Sensoji Temple, dance under its giant red lantern and wander along the nearby 500-yearold Nakamise Street selling mochi (sticky rice cakes) and geta (wooden shoes). Tonight we bond over a welcome dinner. (D)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 36 S P E $2 P E R R PE

DAY 2 TOKYO INCLUDING HAKONE VISIT. Konichiwa Hakone! Today we swap the hustle and bustle of Tokyo for the serene and natural beauty of Hakone. This place boasts breathtaking views across Lake Ashinoko and spectacular backdrops of Mount Fuji. Before the day is up, visit the Hakone Shrine and the famous red torii (gate) overlooking Lake Ashi. (B)

DAY 3 TOKYO. Today is a free day in Tokyo. Check out Akihabara, where stores scream for the attention of anime fans and gamers. Or alternatively, for a taste of tradition, visit the Imperial Palace and its surrounding gardens. Take the option to visit the Robot Restaurant – it’s legit. (B) DAY 4 TOKYO TO KYOTO. This morning we pack our bags and travel at 320km/h on the bullet train before arriving in the futuristic station of Kyoto. Japan’s traditional capital, Kyoto is home to over 2,000 temples and shrines. Later, do the optional and dress up like a maiko, or catch up on your Japanese beer education in an izakaya. (B) DAY 5 KYOTO. Wake up and get ready, it’s time to explore on a guided tour of the city. After lunch, you’re free to frolic. Get out of town and visit the sprawling Arashiyama bamboo forest or find your zen place at the Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion and Ryōan-ji Temple. (B) DAY 6 KYOTO TO OSAKA. Today we arrive in Osaka. Famed for its food, Osaka has rightfully earned the reputation of the ‘Nation’s Kitchen’ so make sure to eat your way across the super cool Dotonbori area. When the sun goes down, the city comes alive. We spend our last night together over a farewell dinner. (B,D) DAY 7 OSAKA. After breakfast it’s sayonara to the Land of the Rising Sun. Swap numbers and plan that next adventure together. (B) This is a brand new trip! For our Ski Japan trip please visit www.topdeck.travel


8 D A Y | V I E T N A M E S E V O YA G E HANOI

11

MEALS

1

HOSTEL PLUS - ASIA

HO CHI MINH CITY

29

COUNTRY

YOUR ROUTE

FINISH

Hanoi

1 STOP & STAY

1

2

DAY STOP

Halong Bay Overnight Cruise

2

START

Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM

Hoi An

2

CLOCKWISE: HO CHI MINH CITY, CHI CHI TUNNELS, HO CHI MINH CITY

DAY 1 HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM. You’re in Vietnam – get excited! Dive head first with an included half day sightseeing tour. Up next, a welcome dinner street food tour. (D) DAY 2 HO CHI MINH CITY. Free day today! Cue an optional visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. These interesting tunnels were a strategic operation base during the Vietnam War, and there’s over 120km worth of them! Tonight: the city is all yours. Let loose and find a rooftop bar to sit high with the tangled power lines (you’ll soon see!). (B) DAY 3 HO CHI MINH CITY TO HOI AN. Pack yo’ bags as we fly upwards to the food capital of Vietnam. Make tracks through the city with a guided tour. On the menu tonight: an optional street eats tour. (B) DAY 4 HOI AN. Free day = awesome-ness! FYI: UNESCO World Heritage site alert. Stroll over the Japanese Covered Bridge or visit the Cam Nam Village – just a short boat, skip and a jump away. Later, flex your culinary skills and learn the A to Z of Vietnamese cooking with an optional class. (B) DAY 5 HOI AN TO HANOI. Enter Hanoi. Take it all in – the pagodas, the traces of French-Chinese occupation and scooters x1000. Pay tribute to the resting place of Ho Chi Minh (the Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader) with an included cyclo ride. Spot the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature in the Old Quarter. Tonight’s dinner is at KOTO, a restaurant providing training and skills to teens. (B,D) DAY 6 HANOI. Rumble through the capital today. Free day to tick off the Dong Xuan market and wander the streets for some hidden gems. Tonight: another optional street eats tour. (B) DAY 7 HANOI TO HALONG BAY. Kick it over to Halong Bay. Admire the masses of limestone pillars poking from the emerald water as you float past on a traditional junk boat. Ah-maz-ing! Nothing like a farewell dinner on the boat and a sunset to end the trip hey? (B,L,D)

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

Cyclo tour of Hanoi Guided tour of Hoi An Guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City Overnight party cruise Welcome street food tour Visit to KOTO restaurant in Hanoi Farewell dinner in Halong Bay

TRIP CODE: AEVVOH S TA R T

2018 13

MAY

20

MAY

10

JUN

17

JUN

15

JUL

22

JUL

12

AUG

19

AUG

9

SEP

16

SEP

14

OCT

21

OCT

9

DEC

G G

FINISH 16

DEC

2019 13

JAN

20

JAN

10

MAR

17

MAR

G

G

TRIP PRICE OF $1079

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hostel & hotel accommodation, 1 night on a party junk boat ++ Internal flights ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

8 DAYS FROM

1079

$

USD PER PERSON

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Traditional cooking class ++ Cu Chi Tunnels tour

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

START MEET AT 1PM IN HO CHI MINH CITY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN HANOI

DAY 8 HALONG BAY TO HANOI. Jump in the water for one last post-brekky swim before we head back to Hanoi. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Asia trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 35 S P E $1 P E R R PE


AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

30

Adventure starts here, seriously. Make tracks and head down under to the heart of Australia's 'Red Centre’ or stay in a Maori Marae in New Zealand. For the water lovers, dip your toes in 50 shades of blue along the east coast of Australia. Tempted by paradise? Let's go!

EXPLORER ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS/LODGES/CABINS

ROOM TYPES

MULTI-SHARE/SINGLE/ TWIN/DOUBLE

DISCOVERY ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS/HOSTELS CABINS & SWAGS

ROOM TYPES

MULTI-SHARE/TWIN/DOUBLE


AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

31

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE

5 DAY | SYDNEY DISCOVERY

32

5 DAY | TROPICAL DISCOVERY

32

5 DAY | TOP END DISCOVERY

33

5 DAY | ULURU DISCOVERY

33

4 DAY | ULTIMATE SURFARI

34

12 DAY | ROCK 'N' TOP

34

14 DAY | ISL AND SUNTANNER

35

14 DAY | DOWN SOUTH & OUTBACK

36

20 DAY | BEACH & BUSH

38

27 DAY | GRAND AUSSIE

39

29 DAY | ULTIMATE AUSSIE ADVENTURE

40

7 DAY | SOUTHERN EXPLORER

42

8 DAY | NORTHERN EXPLORER

43

11 DAY | PURE ADRENALIN

44

19 DAY | GRAND KIWI

45



What are sectors?

SECTOR

Sector trips offer you a great way to choose a departure city, set of experiences or journey length that best suits you. 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.


5 DAY | SYDNEY DISCOVERY

DISCOVERY - AUSTRALIA

32

SYDNEY

5

SYDNEY

1

MEALS

STATE

5 DAY | TROPICAL DISCOVERY

WI-FI

CAIRNS

YOUR ROUTE

5

CAIRNS

Hunter Valley

1

Blue Mountains

2

Port Stephens

2

START/FINISH

Cairns

Atherton Tablelands

1 Sydney

1 1

Mission Beach

QUEENSLAND

SYDNEY TO SYDNEY TRIP CODE: OXDISS

CAIRNS TO CAIRNS TRIP CODE: OXDICC S TA R T

2018

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

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16

FEB

17

SEP

21

SEP

26

FEB

2

MAR

15

OCT

19

OCT

28

JAN

1

12

MAR

16

MAR

5

NOV

9

NOV

4

FEB

8

30

APR

4

MAY

12

NOV

16

NOV

11

FEB

28

MAY

1

JUN

19

NOV

23

NOV

25

FEB

25

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29

JUN

3

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7

DEC

4 11

23

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27

JUL

10

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14

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20

AUG

24

AUG

17

DEC

21

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

Aboriginal welcome Visit Manly Beach See the Three Sisters at sunset Visit Blue Mountains Visit the Hunter Valley with wine school & grape stomping ++ Wine & chocolate tasting

S TA R T

2018

2019

12

FINISH

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8

JAN

12

JAN

6

AUG

10

AUG

14

JAN

18

FEB

22

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26

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3

SEP

7

SEP

21

JAN

25

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FEB

5

FEB

9

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1

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5

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28

JAN

1

FEB

15

FEB

19

FEB

23

FEB

29

OCT

2

NOV

11

FEB

15

FEB

1

MAR

5

MAR

9

MAR

19

NOV

23

NOV

18

FEB

22

FEB

MAR

8

MAR

26

MAR

30

MAR

26

NOV

30

NOV

25

FEB

1

MAR

MAR

15

MAR

JAN

16

APR

20

APR

3

DEC

7

DEC

11

MAR

15

MAR

14

MAY

18

MAY

17

DEC

21

DEC

18

MAR

22

MAR

11

JUN

15

JUN

9

JUL

13

JUL

2019

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 4 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights in motels, 1 night in a hostel ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew START MEET AT 9AM IN SYDNEY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN SYDNEY

TOP OPTIONALS

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

Visit Daintree Rainforest Aboriginal Bush Tucker walk Visit Millaa Millaa Falls Visit Mission Beach Platypus spotting Visit Mossman Gorge

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 4 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights in hostels, 1 night in a motel ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew START MEET AT 9AM IN CAIRNS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN CAIRNS

TOP OPTIONALS

Sandboarding in Port Stephens Quad biking in Port Stephens Abseiling in the Blue Mountains Dolphin swimming in Port Stephens

++ ++ ++ ++

DAY 1 SYDNEY TO PORT STEPHENS. (D)

Horse riding on the beach Night kayaking Skydiving over Mission Beach Crocodile cruise

DAY 1 CAIRNS TO CAPE TRIBULATION. (D)

DAY 2 PORT STEPHENS. (B)

DAY 2 CAPE TRIBULATION. (B)

DAY 3 PORT STEPHENS TO HUNTER VALLEY. (B)

DAY 3 CAPE TRIBULATION TO ATHERTON TABLELANDS. (B)

DAY 4 HUNTER VALLEY TO BLUE MOUNTAINS. (B)

DAY 4 ATHERTON TABLELANDS TO MISSION BEACH. (B)

DAY 5 BLUE MOUNTAINS TO SYDNEY. (B)

DAY 5 MISSION BEACH TO CAIRNS. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF $530

TRIP PRICE OF $530

TRIP PRICE OF $689

TRIP PRICE OF $639

Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $110 Single: $220

Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $120 Single: $170

5 DAYS FROM

5 DAYS FROM

530

WI-FI

Cape Tribulation

START/FINISH

$

STATE

YOUR ROUTE

NEW SOUTH WALES

++ ++ ++ ++

1

MEALS

530

$

USD 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!)

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 06 S P E $1 P E R R PE

USD 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!)

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 06 S P E $1 P E R R PE


DARWIN

7

DARWIN

1

MEALS

TERRITORY

5 DAY | ULURU DISCOVERY

WI-FI

ALICE SPRINGS

YOUR ROUTE

ALICE SPRINGS

6

1

MEALS

33

TERRITORY

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE

START/FINISH

Darwin

Litchfield National Park

1

2

Kakadu National Park

1

Katherine

NORTHERN TERRITORY West MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon Kata Tjuta

NORTHERN TERRITORY

2

ALICE SPRINGS TO ALICE SPRINGS TRIP CODE: OXDIUU S TA R T

2018

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26

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30

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13

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23

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27

7

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11

21

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25

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13

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17

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28

JAN

1

FEB

27

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11

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10

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14

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24

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28

SEP

11

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15

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8

OCT

12

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25

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29

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22

OCT

26

OCT

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Visit Aboriginal rock art sites in Kakadu National Park ++ Visit Litchfield National Park ++ Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River (dry season only)

TOP OPTIONALS

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G G

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 4 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 2 dinners (D) ++ 3 nights in hotels, 1 night in a motel ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew START MEET AT 9AM IN SYDNEY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN SYDNEY

FINISH

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16

JUL

20

JUL

26

NOV

30

NOV

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6

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10

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3

DEC

7

DEC

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13

AUG

17

AUG

16

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3

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7

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16

MAR

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10

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21

JAN

25

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28

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1

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16

APR

20

APR

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OCT

5

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18

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22

FEB

14

MAY

18

MAY

8

OCT

12

OCT

25

FEB

1

MAR

11

JUN

15

JUN

29

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2

NOV

18

MAR

22

MAR

9

JUL

13

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9

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25

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29

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G

++ Experience the sunset & sunrise over Uluru ++ Valley of the Winds Walk at Kata Tjuta ++ Swag under the stars at Kings Creek Station

TOP OPTIONALS

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 4 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in lodges, 1 night in a swag, 1 night in a hotel ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew START MEET AT 7AM IN ALICE SPRINGS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN ALICE SPRINGS

++ Skydiving over Uluru ++ Camel ride in the outback ++ Visit The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs DAY 1 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. (D) DAY 2 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. (B) DAY 3 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK TO KINGS CANYON. (B,D)

DAY 1 DARWIN TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. (D)

DAY 4 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. (B)

DAY 2 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. (B)

DAY 5 ALICE SPRINGS. (B)

DAY 3 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO KATHERINE. (B,D) DAY 4 KATHERINE TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF $680

DAY 5 LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN. (B,L)

TRIP PRICE OF $929

Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $110 Single: $310

TRIP PRICE OF $760 TRIP PRICE OF $949

5 DAYS FROM

680

$

Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $100 Single: $270

5 DAYS FROM

USD 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!)

USD 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!)

S TA R T

2018

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

++ Scenic flight over the Kakadu region ++ Close encounters with Australian wildlife at Crocosaurus Cove ++ Katherine Gorge Cruise ++ Yellow Water Billabong Cruise in Kakadu (wet season)

760

1

Alice Springs

Uluru

DARWIN TO DARWIN TRIP CODE: OXDIDD

$

START/FINISH

1

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 52 S P E $1 P E R R PE

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 36 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DISCOVERY - AUSTRALIA

5 DAY | TOP END DISCOVERY


4 D A Y | U LT I M AT E S U R FA R I

EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

34

SYDNEY

BRISBANE

5

2

MEALS

STATES

12 DAY | ROCK 'N' TOP

WI-FI

ALICE SPRINGS

YOUR ROUTE

16

DARWIN

MEALS

1

TERRITORY

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE START/FINISH

QUEENSLAND

Darwin 2 Litchfield National Park 1

START/FINISH

Brisbane

Park

1 Katherine

Gold Coast Coffs Harbour

Kakadu

2 National

2 Byron Bay

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Surf Camp

1 Crescent Head

NEW SOUTH WALES

West MacDonnell Ranges

START/FINISH

2

Kings Canyon 1

Sydney

Kata Tjuta

START/FINISH

Alice Springs

2 Uluru

SYDNEY TO BRISBANE TRIP CODE: OXISSB S TA R T

ALICE SPRINGS TO DARWIN TRIP CODE: OXDIUD

FINISH

S TA R T

2018 – 5 DAY TRIP

FINISH

24

JUN

27

JUN JUL

6

JAN

G

1

JUL

4

JAN

8

JAN

G

22

JUL

25

JUL

JAN

11

JAN

G

29

JUL

1

AUG

28

JAN

1

FEB

G

19

AUG

22

AUG

4

FEB

8

FEB

G

26

AUG

29

AUG

4

MAR

8

MAR

G

16

SEP

19

SEP

25

MAR

29

MAR

G

23

SEP

26

SEP

14

OCT

17

OCT

21

OCT

24

11

NOV

18

NOV

2

JAN

4 7

2018 – 4 DAY TRIP 1

APR

4

APR

G G

29

APR

2

MAY

27

MAY

30

MAY

S TA R T G G

FINISH

5

DEC

8

DEC

9

DEC

12

DEC

DEC

19

DEC

16

S TA R T G

2019 – 4 DAY TRIP G

6

JAN

9

JAN

13

JAN

16

JAN

23

JAN

26

JAN

3

FEB

6

FEB

G

10

FEB

13

FEB

OCT

G

20

FEB

23

FEB

14

NOV

G

3

MAR

6

MAR

21

NOV

10

MAR

13

MAR

G

G

G

15

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

18

JUL

21

JUL

2

JAN

6

JAN

G

25

JUL

28

JUL

23

JAN

27

JAN

G

15

AUG

18

AUG

30

JAN

3

FEB

G

22

AUG

25

AUG

27

FEB

3

MAR

G

12

SEP

15

SEP

20

MAR

24

MAR

G

19

SEP

22

SEP

27

MAR

31

MAR

G

10

OCT

13

OCT

7

NOV

10

NOV

2018 – 5 DAY TRIP

2018 – 4 DAY TRIP 25

APR

S TA R T

G

2

JAN

5

JAN

9

JAN

12

JAN

19

JAN

22

JAN

30

JAN

2

FEB

G

6

FEB

9

FEB

16

FEB

19

FEB

G

27

FEB

2

MAR

G

6

MAR

9

MAR

G

14

NOV

17

NOV

G

1

DEC

4

DEC

27

MAR

30

MAR

5

DEC

8

DEC

3

APR

6

APR

12

DEC

15

DEC

MAY

5

MAY

MAY

26

MAY

20

JUN

23

JUN

G

S TA R T

FINISH

25

MAY

29

OCT

9

NOV

JUN

22

JUN

26

NOV

7

DEC

21

JAN

1

FEB

18

FEB

1

MAR

18

MAR

29

MAR

26

JAN

G

11

JAN

2

FEB

G

9

JUL

20

JUL

FEB

23

FEB

G

6

AUG

17

AUG

12

MAR

23

MAR

G

3

SEP

14

SEP

16

APR

27

APR

1

OCT

12

OCT

G G

G

2019 G

DARWIN TO ALICE SPRINGS TRIP CODE: OXDIDU

G

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2018

FINISH

30

JUL

10

S TA R T

AUG

FINISH 2019

9

APR

20

APR

27

AUG

7

SEP

14

JAN

25

JAN

7

MAY

18

MAY

24

SEP

5

OCT

11

FEB

22

FEB

4

JUN

15

JUN

22

OCT

2

NOV

11

MAR

22

MAR

2

JUL

13

JUL

19

NOV

30

NOV

2019 – 4 DAY TRIP G

APR

2

JAN

FINISH

MAY

12

FINISH

28

23

S TA R T 14

22

BRISBANE TO SYDNEY TRIP CODE: OXISBS S TA R T

FINISH 2018

G

G

G

G

DAYS 1-2 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. (D) (B) DAY 3 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK TO KINGS CANYON. (B,D) DAYS 4-5 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. (B) (B) DAYS 6-7 ALICE SPRINGS TO DARWIN. (B) (B) DAYS 8-9 DARWIN TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. (B,D) (B) DAY 10 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO KATHERINE. (B,D) DAY 11 KATHERINE TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK. (B) DAY 12 LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN. (B,L)

DAY 1 SYDNEY TO SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD. (L,D)

*This package includes internal flight segments - price may vary when booked 42 days before departure

DAY 2 SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD TO BYRON BAY. (B) DAY 3 BYRON BAY. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF $2020

DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO BRISBANE VIA THE GOLD COAST. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF $2299 TRIP PRICE OF $780

G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF $699

Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $230 Single: $700

G= Guaranteed Departure

12 DAYS FROM

Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $90 Single: $130

2020

$

5 DAYS FROM

699

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

USD 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 so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 56 S P E $1 P E R R PE

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 69 S P E $1 P E R R PE


14 D A Y | I S L A N D S U N TA N N E R 23

CAIRNS

MEALS

2

STATES

EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

SYDNEY

35

WI-FI

GREAT BARRIER REEF

START/FINISH

Cairns

2

Magnetic

1 Island Airlie Beach

1

1 The Whitsundays (Sailing) Rockhampton

QUEENSLAND Myella Farm 2

2 Fraser Island 1 Brisbane Gold Coast

Coffs Harbour

2 Byron Bay Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head

NEW SOUTH WALES

START/FINISH

Sydney

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: FRASER ISLAND

DAY 1 SYDNEY TO SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD. (L,D) DAY 2 SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD TO BYRON BAY. (B) DAY 3 BYRON BAY. (B) DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO BRISBANE VIA THE GOLD COAST. (B) DAY 5 BRISBANE TO FRASER ISLAND. (B,D) DAY 6 FRASER ISLAND. (B,L) DAY 7 FRASER ISLAND TO MYELLA FARM. (B,D) DAY 8 MYELLA FARM. (B,L,D) DAY 9 MYELLA FARM TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands ++ Visit Whitehaven Beach ++ Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience including Lake McKenzie ++ Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf camp

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights in hotels, 1 night in a motel, 5 nights in lodges, 2 nights in cabins, 1 night sailing on a yacht ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

DAY 10 AIRLIE BEACH. (B,L)

TOP OPTIONALS

DAY 11 AIRLIE BEACH TO MAGNETIC ISLAND. (B,D)

++ Great Barrier Reef sailing/diving /snorkelling ++ Skydiving in either Cairns or Byron Bay ++ Dolphin kayaking in Byron Bay

DAY 12 MAGNETIC ISLAND TO CAIRNS. (B) DAY 13 CAIRNS. (B) DAY 14 CAIRNS. (B)

START

MEET AT 7.30AM IN SYDNEY (OXISSC) OR 9AM IN CAIRNS (OXISCS)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN CAIRNS (OXISSC) OR 6PM IN SYDNEY (OXISCS)

SYDNEY TO CAIRNS TRIP CODE: OXISSC S TA R T

CAIRNS TO SYDNEY TRIP CODE: OXISCS

FINISH

S TA R T 10

2018

MAR

FINISH 23

MAR

15

JAN

G

JAN

17

JAN

G

14

JAN

27

JAN

G

JAN

20

JAN

G

21

JAN

3

FEB

G

28

JAN

10

FEB

G

18

FEB

3

MAR

G

4

FEB

17

FEB

G

11

MAR

24

MAR

G

4

MAR

17

MAR

G

18

MAR

31

MAR

G

25

MAR

7

APR

G

15

APR

28

APR

G

1

APR

14

APR

G

22

APR

5

MAY

G

29

APR

12

MAY

G

13

MAY

26

MAY

10

JUN

23

JUN

8

JUL

21

JUL

15

JUL

28

JUL

5

AUG

18

AUG

2

JAN

4 7

27

MAY

9

JUN

24

JUN

7

JUL

1

JUL

14

JUL

22

JUL

4

AUG

29

JUL

11

AUG

19

AUG

1

SEP

26

AUG

8

SEP

16

SEP

29

SEP

G G

2018

12

AUG

25

AUG

G

2

SEP

15

SEP

9

SEP

22

SEP

G

30

SEP

13

OCT

G G

SEP

6

OCT

28

OCT

10

NOV

G

14

OCT

27

OCT

G

4

NOV

17

NOV

G

21

OCT

3

NOV

G

21

NOV

4

DEC

G

11

NOV

24

NOV

25

NOV

8

DEC

18

NOV

1

DEC

2

DEC

15

DEC

5

DEC

18

DEC

23

DEC

5

JAN

30

DEC

12

JAN

G

9

DEC

22

DEC

DEC

29

DEC

2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $2290

6

JAN

19

13

JAN

26

JAN

27

JAN

9

FEB

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $2499

23

JAN

5

FEB

6

FEB

19

FEB MAR

Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $160 Single: $550

G

23

16

G= Guaranteed Departure

G

G

2019

2019 JAN

G

G

G

9

JAN

22

JAN

20

JAN

2

FEB

3

FEB

16

FEB

17

FEB

2

10

FEB

23

FEB

24

FEB

9

MAR

20

FEB

5

MAR

17

MAR

30

MAR

3

MAR

16

MAR

24

MAR

6

APR

G

G

G

14 DAYS FROM

2290

$

USD PER PERSON

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 64 S P E $1 P E R R PE


14 DAY | DO WN SOUTH & OUTBACK

EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

36

MELBOURNE

ALICE SPRINGS

20

MEALS

3

STATES/TERRITORIES

WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: GRAMPIANS NP, COOBER PEDY, GRAMPIANS NP, ADELAIDE

DAY 5 ADELAIDE. You’ve made it to the City of Churches. You could join the optional day trip to the Barossa Valley for more wine or if you want to spot wildlife, there’s the day trip to Kangaroo Island. Learn about the birds and the bees... and some of the other 46 endemic species. (B)

YOUR ROUTE NORTHERN TERRITORY West MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon 1 Kata Tjuta

DAY 6 ADELAIDE TO FLINDERS RANGES. On our way to the Clare Valley, we'll stop at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall, before hitting a pub for dinner and a schooner or two. (B,D)

1 START/FINISH Alice 1 Springs

2

DAY 7 FLINDERS RANGES. Flinders Ranges National Park has everything, from mountains to gorges and creeks to rivers. Take a hike at Wilpena Pound – a natural amphitheatre about three times the size of Uluru. (B,L,D)

Uluru

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

1 Coober Pedy

DAY 8 FLINDERS RANGES TO COOBER PEDY. Destination: Coober Pedy. Where locals live in homes carved deep underground to escape the heat. A mine tour and a visit to a kangaroo orphanage are on the cards today. (B,D)

Flinders

2 Ranges

Adelaide 2

Halls Gap

Coonawarra Winery Mt Gambier 1

VICTORIA

1 Grampians National Park

Port Campbell 1

START/FINISH

Melbourne Great Ocean Road

DAY 1 MELBOURNE TO PORT CAMPBELL VIA THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD. It’s not called the 'Great' Ocean Road for nothing! Get snappy over the 12 Apostles before chilling out tonight with your new trip buddies. (D)

DAY 3 GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK TO MOUNT GAMBIER. Next up: MacKenzie Falls, the largest waterfall in Victoria. Tonight get a slice of history as you catch some shut eye in Old Mount Gambier Gaol. (B)

DAY 2 PORT CAMPBELL TO GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK. From one natural wonder to another, we’ll explore the 167,000 hectares of The Grampians. Meet the traditional landowners, hear their Dreamtime stories and paint your own story on a boomerang. (B,D)

DAY 4 MOUNT GAMBIER TO ADELAIDE. Check out the Blue Lake and Umpherston Sinkhole before stopping off at Wynn’s Coonawarra vineyard. Then, we kick on to Adelaide. (B)

DAY 9 COOBER PEDY TO ALICE SPRINGS. Cross Moon Plain like a fleeing Mad Max or glammedup Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Just remember to close the gate on 5,614 kms of dingo fence. (B) DAY 10 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. It's off to Uluru in the afternoon for a guided walking tour and a glass of bubbles as the glow of the sunset morphs through 50 shades of red, pink, purple and blue. This’ll be a sunset you won’t forget. Tonight, it’s BBQ time. (B,D) DAY 11 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. What’s more amazing than sunset at Uluru? Sunrise. Time for a walk. Then get your adventure on with an optional scenic flight or skydive. (B) DAY 12 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK TO KINGS CANYON. Dust off those walking boots as we take on Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) with a hike through the ‘Valley of the Winds’. Tonight we sleep in swags. Best zip up tight! (B)


EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

37

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: COOBER PEDY, ULURU, COONAWARRA WINERY, GREAT OCEAN ROAD

DAY 13 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal and the ultimate way to check out the most famous canyon in Oz. But that's not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden make today extra awesome. (B) DAY 14 ALICE SPRINGS. This morning, we venture through the stunning West MacDonnell Ranges. Later, it’s back to Alice Springs to explore. Optionals include the Reptile Centre, Kangaroo Sanctuary and Desert Park. Afterwards, say your farewells to your travel mates and get planning the next adventure. (B)

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

Great Ocean Road & sunset at the 12 Apostles Visit Grampians National Park Paint your own souvenir boomerang Hike to the base of MacKenzie Falls Make your own wine in Coonawarra View the magic of the Flinders Ranges Stay underground in Coober Pedy Visit a kangaroo orphanage in Coober Pedy Experience sunset & sunrise over Uluru Valley of the Winds Walk at Kata Tjuta Guided hike of Kings Canyon

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotels, 3 nights in motels, 7 nights in hostels, 1 night in a swag ++ Entrance fees to national parks ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

MELBOURNE TO ALICE SPRINGS ALICE SPRINGS TO MELBOURNE TRIP CODE: OXDSMU TRIP CODE: OXDSUM S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2018

FINISH 2018

6

JAN

19

JAN

G

15

JAN

28

JAN

3

FEB

16

FEB

G

12

FEB

25

FEB

G

3

MAR

16

MAR

G

12

MAR

25

MAR

G

16

APR

29

APR

G

14

MAY

27

MAY

11

JUN

24

JUN

9

JUL

22

JUL

6

AUG

19

AUG

7

APR

20

APR

30

JUN

13

JUL

28

JUL

10

AUG

25

AUG

7

SEP

22

SEP

5

OCT

20

OCT

2

NOV

17

NOV

30

NOV

12

JAN

25

9

FEB

22

FEB

9

MAR

22

MAR

G G

2019 JAN

G

3

SEP

16

SEP

1

OCT

14

OCT

29

OCT

11

NOV

26

NOV

9

DEC

21

JAN

3

FEB

18

FEB

3

MAR

18

MAR

31

MAR

Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $280 Single: $710

APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN ALICE SPRINGS (OXDSMU) FINISH OR 6PM IN MELBOURNE (OXDSUM)

G G

G

TRIP PRICE OF $2099

TOP OPTIONALS

MEET AT 6.30AM IN MELBOURNE (OXDSMU) OR 7.30AM IN ALICE SPRINGS (OXDSUM)

G

TRIP PRICE OF $1550

++ ++ ++ ++

START

G

2019

G= Guaranteed Departure

Scenic helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles Day trip to Kangaroo Island Skydiving over Uluru Camel ride in the outback

G

14 DAYS FROM

1550

$

USD 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!)

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 11 S P E $1 P E R R PE


20 D A Y | B E A C H & B U S H

EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

38

SYDNEY

ALICE SPRINGS

31

MEALS

3

STATES/TERRITORIES

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Cairns

2 NORTHERN TERRITORY

1

Airlie Beach

West MacDonnell Ranges

1 START/FINISH Alice 1 Springs

Kings Canyon 1 Kata Tjuta

Magnetic Island

1

1 The Whitsundays (Sailing) Rockhampton

QUEENSLAND Myella Farm 2

2

2 Fraser Island

Uluru

1 Brisbane Gold Coast Coffs Harbour

NEW SOUTH WALES

2 Byron Bay Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head

START/FINISH

Sydney

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ALICE SPRINGS

SYDNEY TO ALICE SPRINGS TRIP CODE: OXGASU S TA R T

FINISH

ALICE SPRINGS TO SYDNEY TRIP CODE: OXGAUS S TA R T

2018

FINISH 2018

7

JAN

26

JAN

15

JAN

3

FEB

28

JAN

16

FEB

12

FEB

3

MAR

1

APR

20

APR

12

MAR

31

MAR

29

APR

18

MAY

16

APR

5

MAY

27

MAY

15

JUN

9

JUL

28

JUL

24

JUN

13

JUL

6

AUG

25

AUG

22

JUL

10

AUG

3

SEP

22

SEP

19

AUG

7

SEP

1

OCT

20

OCT

16

SEP

5

OCT

14

OCT

2

NOV

11

NOV

30

NOV

G G G

29

OCT

17

NOV

26

NOV

15

DEC

21

JAN

9

FEB

2019

2019 6

JAN

25

JAN

G

18

FEB

9

MAR

3

FEB

22

FEB

G

18

MAR

6

APR

3

MAR

22

MAR

TRIP PRICE OF $3170 TRIP PRICE OF $3899 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $280 Single: $950

20 DAYS FROM

3170

$

USD 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 1 SYDNEY TO SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

(L,D)

++ ++ ++ ++

DAY 2 SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD TO BYRON BAY. (B)

++ ++ ++ ++

Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands Visit Whitehaven Beach Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf camp Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience including Lake McKenzie Experience sunrise & sunset at Uluru Valley of the Winds Walk at Kata Tjuta Guided hike of Kings Canyon Visit West MacDonnell Ranges

DAY 3 BYRON BAY. (B) DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO BRISBANE VIA THE GOLD COAST. (B) DAY 5 BRISBANE TO FRASER ISLAND. (B,D) DAY 6 FRASER ISLAND. (B,L) DAY 7 FRASER ISLAND TO MYELLA FARM. (B,D) DAY 8 MYELLA FARM. (B,L,D)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 19 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) ++ 1 night in a motel, 6 nights in hotels, 8 nights in lodges, 2 nights in cabins, 1 night in a swag, 1 night sailing on a yacht ++ Entrance fees to national parks ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew ++ Internal flight as marked on trip map

DAY 9 MYELLA FARM TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). (B,D) DAY 10 AIRLIE BEACH. (B,L) DAY 11 AIRLIE BEACH TO MAGNETIC ISLAND. (B,D) DAY 12 MAGNETIC ISLAND TO CAIRNS. (B) DAYS 13-14 CAIRNS. (B) (B) DAY 15 CAIRNS TO ALICE SPRINGS. (B) DAY 16 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. (B,D)

TOP OPTIONALS

DAY 17 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. (B)

++ ++ ++ ++

DAY 18 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK TO KINGS CANYON. (B,D)

Dolphin kayaking in Byron Bay Great Barrier Reef day trip Scenic flights from the beach at Fraser Island Scenic flights at Uluru

START

MEET AT 7.30AM IN SYDNEY (OXGASU) OR 7AM IN ALICE SPRINGS (OXGAUS)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN ALICE SPRINGS (OXGASU) OR 6PM IN SYDNEY (OXGAUS)

FLIGHTS

M RO YF D DA US ON R 59 S P E $1 P E R R PE

Internal flights are included. Prices may vary within 42 days of departure, subject to airline availability.

DAY 19 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. (B) DAY 20 ALICE SPRINGS. (B)


27 D A Y | G R A N D A U S S I E 41

DARWIN

3

MEALS

STATES/TERRITORIES

EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

SYDNEY

39

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE START/FINISH

Darwin 2 Litchfield National Park 1

Kakadu

2 National Park

1 Katherine Cairns

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Magnetic

1 Island 1

Kata Tjuta

1

Airlie Beach

West MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon 1

GREAT BARRIER REEF

2 Alice 1 Springs

The Whitsundays (Sailing) Rockhampton

QUEENSLAND Myella Farm 2

2 Fraser Island

2 Uluru

1 Brisbane Gold Coast Coffs Harbour

NEW SOUTH WALES

2 Byron Bay Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head

START/FINISH

Sydney

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: KAKADU NP, GREAT BARRIER REEF, KAKADU NP, ULURU

DAY 1 SYDNEY TO SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD.

(L,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

DAYS 2-3 SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD TO BYRON BAY. (B) (B)

++ ++ ++ ++

DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO BRISBANE VIA THE GOLD COAST. (B) DAYS 5-6 BRISBANE TO FRASER ISLAND. (B,D) (B,L) DAYS 7-8 FRASER ISLAND TO MYELLA FARM. (B,D)

(B,L,D)

DAY 9 MYELLA FARM TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). (B,D) DAY 10 AIRLIE BEACH. (B,L) DAY 11 AIRLIE BEACH TO MAGNETIC ISLAND. (B,D) DAYS 12-14 MAGNETIC ISLAND TO CAIRNS. (B) (B)

(B)

DAY 15 CAIRNS TO ALICE SPRINGS. (B) DAYS 16-17 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. (B,D) (B) DAY 18 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK TO KINGS CANYON. (B,D) DAYS 19-20 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. (B)

(B)

DAYS 21-22 ALICE SPRINGS TO DARWIN. (B) (B) DAYS 23-24 DARWIN TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK.

(B,D) (B)

DAY 25 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO KATHERINE.

(B,D)

DAY 26 KATHERINE GORGE TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK. (B) DAY 27 LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN.

(B,L)

FLIGHTS Internal flights are included. Prices may vary within 42 days of departure, subject to airline availability.

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands Visit Whitehaven Beach Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf camp Fraser Island 4WD experience including Lake McKenzie Experience sunrise & sunset at Uluru Valley of the Winds Walk at Kata Tjuta Guided hike of Kings Canyon Visit West MacDonnell Ranges East Alligator River Cruise in Kakadu (dry season)

SYDNEY TO DARWIN TRIP CODE: OXGASD S TA R T

DARWIN TO SYDNEY TRIP CODE: OXGADS

FINISH

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JAN

2

FEB

G

9

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5

28

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23

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2

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28

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1

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27

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30

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25

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25

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27

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22

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22

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24

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20

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22

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MORE INCLUSIONS

11

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7

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++ 26 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in motels, 11 nights in hotels, 7 nights in lodges, 2 nights in hostels, 2 nights in cabins, 1 night in a swag, 1 night sailing on a yacht ++ Entrance fees to national parks ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicles ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew ++ Internal flights as marked on trip map

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Extra surf lessons (Byron Bay) Skydiving over Uluru Great Barrier Reef day trip Yellow Water Billabong Cruise in Kakadu (wet season)

START

MEET AT 7.30AM IN SYDNEY (OXGASD) OR 8AM IN DARWIN (OXGADS)

APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN DARWIN (OXGASD) FINISH OR 6PM IN SYDNEY (OXGADS)

22

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17

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19

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15

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MAY

29

14

TOP OPTIONALS

FINISH 2018

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9

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11

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9

MAR

11

MAR

6

APR

2019

TRIP PRICE OF $4560 TRIP PRICE OF $5299 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $380 Single: $1360

27 DAYS FROM

4560

$

USD 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!)

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 69 S P E $1 P E R R PE


EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

40

29 D A Y | U LT I M AT E A U S S I E A D V E N T U R E SYDNEY

46

MELBOURNE

MEALS

5

STATES/TERRITORIES

WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ADELAIDE, ULURU, FRASER ISLAND, SYDNEY

DAY 9 MYELLA FARM TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). Hoist the sails! We’re stepping aboard a private yacht to sail the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. (B,D)

YOUR ROUTE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Cairns

1

Airlie Beach

West MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon 1 Kata Tjuta

DAY 10 AIRLIE BEACH. Shield your eyes from the blinding white sands of Whitehaven, then set a course for Airlie Beach. (B,L)

Magnetic Island

NORTHERN TERRITORY

2 Alice 1 Springs

1

1 The Whitsundays (Sailing) Rockhampton

QUEENSLAND Myella Farm 2

2

2 Fraser Island

Uluru

1 Brisbane Gold Coast

1 Coober Pedy SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Coffs Harbour

Flinders

2 Ranges

NEW SOUTH WALES

2 Byron Bay Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head

START/FINISH

Sydney

Adelaide 2

Halls Gap

Coonawarra Winery Mt Gambier 1

VICTORIA

1 Grampians National Park START/FINISH

Port Campbell 1

DAY 1 SYDNEY TO SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD. Let the wave chasing begin! Suit up and hit the beach. With qualified instructors to watch over your every move, you’ll be up and on your feet in no time! (L,D) DAY 2 SURF CAMP TO BYRON BAY. Today we pass Coffs Harbour and that notorious Big Banana (note to self: charge camera) as we continue on to chilled out Byron Bay. (B) DAY 3 BYRON BAY. The ‘Welcome to Byron Bay’ sign says it all: 'Cheer up. Slow down. Chill out.' You’ve got 24 hours to find inner hippie peace. (B) DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO BRISBANE VIA THE GOLD COAST. Buh-bye Byron, we’re headed to Brisbane and the famous Surfers Paradise beach today. (B)

Melbourne Great Ocean Road

DAY 5 BRISBANE TO FRASER ISLAND. Say farewell, Brisbane and hello Noosa! Later today we catch a ferry bound for Fraser Island. (B,D) DAY 6 FRASER ISLAND. Four-wheel drive along the highway of 75 Mile Beach and make a splash in the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie. Epic. (B,L) DAY 7 FRASER ISLAND TO MYELLA FARM. Embrace your inner jackaroo and prepare for whip cracking and lassoing at a real Aussie farm. (B,D) DAY 8 MYELLA FARM. Today there’s a full day on the farm to sink your teeth into. Opt in for the chance to explore those dusty plains on horseback or motorbike. (B,L,D)

DAY 11 AIRLIE BEACH TO MAGNETIC ISLAND. You + island vibes = bliss. Get involved in walks to secluded beaches and maybe even feed some of the local animals. (B,D) DAY 12 MAGNETIC ISLAND TO CAIRNS. Before leaving this island gem, make sure you cuddle a koala (optional activity). Later today we pull into Cairns: the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. (B) DAYS 13-14 CAIRNS. You’ve got two free days to make the most of Cairns. Bungy, whitewater raft or snorkel, dive and cruise the Great Barrier Reef. (B) (B) DAY 15 CAIRNS TO ALICE SPRINGS. Take to the skies heading south west to meet up with your crew in Alice Springs. (B) DAY 16 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. It’s Uluru in the afternoon for a guided walking tour, a glass of bubbles and an unforgettable sunset. (B,D) DAY 17 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK (THE OLGAS). What’s more amazing than sunset at Uluru? Sunrise. Plus, a full base walk. Follow in the footsteps of the traditional owners of this World Heritage site. (B) DAY 18 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK TO KINGS CANYON. Venture into the heart of sacred Kata Tjuta on the ‘Valley of the Winds’ walk. Tonight we sleep under the stars in custom swags. (B,D) DAY 19 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal. This is the most famous canyon in Oz. Get ready for the climb. (B) DAY 20 ALICE SPRINGS. Venture through the stunning West MacDonnell Ranges. (B)


EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

41

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BYRON BAY, GREAT BARRIER REEF, THE WHITSUNDAYS, ULURU

DAY 21 ALICE SPRINGS TO COOBER PEDY. Cross Moon Plain and remember to close the gate on 5,614 kms of dingo fence. Bonus: see cute critters aplenty at the Kangaroo Orphanage. (B) DAY 22 COOBER PEDY TO FLINDERS RANGES. From Coober Pedy where locals live underground to the mountains of the legendary Flinders Ranges. (B,D) DAY 23 FLINDERS RANGES. Today we explore the mother of outback landscapes: expect mountains, gorges, red rocks and crater-like formations at Flinders Ranges. (B,L,D) DAY 24 FLINDERS RANGES TO ADELAIDE. We'll stop at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall before rolling into Adelaide. (B,D) DAY 25 ADELAIDE. A free day to explore Adelaide. Hop to Kangaroo Island or take a trip to the Barossa Valley. (B) DAY 26 ADELAIDE TO MOUNT GAMBIER. We’ll make a stop at Wynn’s Coonawarra vineyard, then check out the Blue Lake and Umpherston Sinkhole. (B) DAY 27 MOUNT GAMBIER TO GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK. Next up: MacKenzie Falls, the largest waterfall in Victoria. Cue epic sandstone landscapes. (B,D) DAY 28 GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK TO PORT CAMPBELL. Meet traditional land owners, paint a boomerang, then see a sunset you’ll want to write home about. (B,D) DAY 29 PORT CAMPBELL TO MELBOURNE VIA THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD. Stop at the 12 Apostles and Bells Beach, before rolling into Melbourne. (B) This trip is a combination of the 14 day Island Suntanner and 14 Day Down South and Outback trip. For more details please visit www.topdeck.travel

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience including Lake McKenzie ++ Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands ++ Visit Whitehaven Beach ++ Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf camp ++ Experience sunrise & sunset at Uluru ++ Valley of the Winds Walk at Kata Tjuta ++ Paint your own souvenir boomerang ++ Guided hike of Kings Canyon ++ Visit West MacDonnell Ranges ++ 12 Apostles and the Great Ocean Road ++ Visit Grampians National Park ++ Opal mine tour ++ Wilpena Pound guided walk ++ Make your own blended wine class

SYDNEY TO MELBOURNE TRIP CODE: OXUASM S TA R T

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Surf lessons Koala cuddle with photo Visit The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs Scenic flights over Uluru Kangaroo Island day trip

FLIGHTS

START

MEET AT 7.30AM IN SYDNEY (OXUASM) OR 6.30AM IN MELBOURNE (OXUAMS)

Internal flights are included. Prices may vary within 42 days of departure, subject to airline availability.

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN MELBOURNE (OXUASM) OR 6PM IN SYDNEY (OXUAMS)

FINISH

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25

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29

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19

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19

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16

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16

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14

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14

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11

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20

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17

6

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3

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12

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30

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28

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28

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25

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25

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22

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22

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20

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17

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NOV

15

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2019

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TRIP PRICE OF $4010

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 28 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in motels, 5 nights in hostels, 9 nights in lodges, 8 nights in hotels, 2 nights in cabins, 1 night sailing on a yacht, 1 night in a swag ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew ++ Internal flight as marked on trip map

MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY TRIP CODE: OXUAMS

TRIP PRICE OF $4999 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $430 Single: $1380

29 DAYS FROM

4010

$

USD 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!)

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 39 S P E $1 P E R R PE


7 DAY | SOUTHERN EXPLORER

EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

42

CHRISTCHURCH

CHRISTCHURCH

9

MEALS

1

ISLAND VISITED

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE

Hokitika START/FINISH

Christchurch Fox Glacier 1 Mt Cook

1 Lake Ohau

Milford Sound

4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

SOUTH ISLAND

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: LAKE OHAU, QUEENSTOWN, FOX GLACIER

CHRISTCHURCH TO CHRISTCHURCH TRIP CODE: NXGKCC S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2018 3

JAN

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

9

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G

FINISH

12

SEP

18

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16

SEP

22

SEP

11

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17

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15

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28

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Stay in the Fox Glacier region Milford Sound nature cruise Visit Lake Matheson Visit Fiordland National Park Arrow River bike trails

MORE INCLUSIONS G G

++ ++ ++ ++

6 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 5 nights in hotels & lodges, 1 night in a hostel Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Awesome Topdeck Crew

G

27

FEB

5

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28

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7

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2

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2019

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Scenic helicopter flights ++ Bungy jumping ++ Shotover Canyon Swing START

MEET AT 7AM IN CHRISTCHURCH

FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN CHRISTCHURCH G

19

MAY

25

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22

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28

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25

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9

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TRIP PRICE OF $990 G

TRIP PRICE OF $999 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $120 Single: $370

7 DAYS FROM

G

990

$

USD PER PERSON M RO YF D DA US ON R 42 S P E $1 P E R R PE

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 1 CHRISTCHURCH TO FOX GLACIER. The Canterbury Plains make for epic scenery. Stop in Hokitika for whitebait fritters and pounamu (jade) pendant shopping. Try to grab a shot of NZ’s two tallest mountain peaks reflected in Lake Matheson. (D) DAY 2 FOX GLACIER TO QUEENSTOWN. Hit up NZ's most famous glacier. Strap on some crampons and get an up-close look on an ice walk or optional heli-hike. Then, journey past Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea and feel your pulse start to quicken as we roll into Queenstown. (B,D) DAY 3 QUEENSTOWN. Here's some basic math: Queenstown has over 220 activities. You have two days. No rush. This lakeside city will match any adventure you had in mind and then throw a Fergburger (amazing Queenstown burger place) in there for good measure. Get your adrenalin fix with bungy jumping, a narrow canyon swing, Shotover Jet, paragliding, hiking, horse riding and the skyline gondola. (B) DAY 4 QUEENSTOWN. If you're bored here, there's something wrong. Need some time out? Head to the Kiwi Birdlife Park, or kick back with a local pinot. (B) DAY 5 QUEENSTOWN INCLUDING MILFORD SOUND VISIT. Steady yourself for the otherworldly beauty of the fjords – we’ll be seeing them up close today with a Milford Sound cruise. This place comes complete with seals, dolphins and thundering waterfalls. (B) DAY 6 QUEENSTOWN TO LAKE OHAU. Zig-zag a gold-bearing river on a mountain bike ride through A+ scenery. Think: icy clear river and an 80m suspension bridge, all ending up at the site of the world’s first bungy. Will you jump? (B,D) DAY 7 LAKE OHAU TO CHRISTCHURCH VIA MT COOK VILLAGE. Round off the trip with an optional soak in a hot pool today – or take to the skies with a scenic flight for some stunning views of the Tekapo region. Then, it’s on to Christchurch to say our goodbyes. (B)


8 D A Y | N O RT H E R N E X P L O R E R WELLINGTON

10

MEALS

1

ISLAND VISITED

EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

AUCKLAND

43

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE

2 Bay of Islands

START/FINISH

1

Auckland

Rotorua 1 Tongariro National 2 Park

1 Marae Stay

AUCKLAND TO WELLINGTON TRIP CODE: NXGKBW

Lake Taupo

S TA R T

FINISH

WELLINGTON TO AUCKLAND TRIP CODE: NXGKWB S TA R T

2018 – 7 DAY TRIP

NORTH ISLAND START/FINISH

Wellington

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10

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2018 – 8 DAY TRIP

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: AUCKLAND, ROTORUA, BAY OF ISLANDS

DAY 1 AUCKLAND TO BAY OF ISLANDS. James Cook named our first stop the ‘Bay of Islands’. Well, you know what to expect. Seeing all 144 islands might take a while, so grab the optional ‘Rock the Boat’ island tour. DAY 2 BAY OF ISLANDS. Ride down 80-100m dunes as many times as your legs can carry you back up (optional). What’s it going to be today? Opt in to grab a kayak and paddle under the Haruru Falls, cruise out to the Hole in the Rock or indulge in an optional spot of dolphin sailing. We’re having fish and chips for dinner so good thing you did all that exercise. (B,D) DAY 3 BAY OF ISLANDS TO AUCKLAND. Departing Bay of Islands, we’ll make two pit stops: first at the gorgeous Whangarei waterfalls, then at Mount Eden for a view of the city from the top of a volcano. (B) DAY 4 AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA (MARAE STAY). Pick up some new travel pals, then head to Waitomo Caves before hitting Rotorua. Tonight, Maori legends and mythology come alive as we bunker down at a traditional Marae stay. After learning the tongue-thrusting Haka dance moves of the All Blacks and the finesse of the ladies’ Poi dance, you’ll polish off a traditional Maori dinner and feel like one of the locals. (B,D) DAY 5 ROTORUA. Get muddy in the bubbling, sulphur-soaked town of Rotorua. While you're here, raft over the waterfalls, head to the spa for a massage, or jump into the real-life landscapes of Tolkien's dreams on the Hobbiton Shire escape (all optional). (B) DAY 6 ROTORUA TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. After enjoying the geothermal activity of Rotorua, the brave can bungy jump off a ledge as we pass by the largest freshwater lake in Australasia. (B,D)

FINISH

2018 – 7 DAY TRIP

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29

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MORE INCLUSIONS

20

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27

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++ 7 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hotels & lodges, 1 night in a traditional Maori Marae ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

2

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

Visit Parry Kauri Park Maori Marae cultural talks Haka & Poi class Visit Huka Falls & Lake Taupo Visit the Te Papa Museum

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28

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START

MEET AT 8.30AM IN AUCKLAND (NXGKBW) OR 8.30AM IN WELLINGTON (NXGKWB)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 5.30PM IN WELLINGTON (NXGKBW) OR 6PM IN AUCKLAND (NXGKWB)

DAY 7 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Opt in to take on what’s often described as the most epic hike in NZ. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing will quickly top your list of favourites (if you don't mind heights and the odd dormant lava chamber). (B) DAY 8 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON. Wellington (voted ‘best place in the world to live 2017’) has more bars and restaurants per capita than New York and is known for its craft beer. Clink glasses and bid your trip mates goodbye after exploring Te Papa museum’s six levels of awesome. (B)

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Rock The Boat island tour ++ Hobbiton tour ++ Tongariro Alpine Crossing hike

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27

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27

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3

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TRIP PRICE OF $940 TRIP PRICE OF $1199 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $100 Single: $330

8 DAYS FROM

940

$

USD PER PERSON PLEASE NOTE ITINERARY AND INCLUSIONS MAY BE DIFFERENT FOR 2017-18 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WWW.TOPDECK.TRAVEL FOR FULL DETAILS. 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!)

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 35 S P E $1 P E R R PE


11 D A Y | P U R E A D R E N A L I N

EXPLORER - NEW ZEALAND

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WELLINGTON

CHRISTCHURCH

14

MEALS

2

ISLANDS VISITED

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE

NORTH ISLAND START/FINISH

Nelson 2 Hokitika Fox Glacier 1

1 Kaikoura START/FINISH

Mt Cook

Milford Sound

Wellington

1 Christchurch

1 Lake Ohau 4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

SOUTH ISLAND

WELLINGTON TO CHRISTCHURCH CHRISTCHURCH TO WELLINGTON TRIP CODE: NXGKWC TRIP CODE: NXGKCW S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2018

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: KAIKOURA, FOX GLACIER, QUEENSTOWN

DAY 1 WELLINGTON TO NELSON. Make a grape escape to the South Island and the 700 wineries surrounding the Marlborough Sounds. (D) DAY 2 NELSON. Today we hit up Abel Tasman National Park. Choose your own adventure: skydive, kayak or explore the mountains. (B) DAY 3 NELSON TO KAIKOURA. Sample some seriously delicious wine and crayfish, then off on a Peninsula walk we go! (B) DAY 4 KAIKOURA TO CHRISTCHURCH. Make some marine mates with a spot of dolphin swimming, seal swimming or whale watching. Fancy a little more altitude? Jump on an incredible whale watching scenic flight. Then on to Christchurch. (B) DAY 5 CHRISTCHURCH TO FOX GLACIER. Roll across the pastoral patchwork quilt that forms the Canterbury Plains and watch 50 shades of green melt into snow-topped peaks. (B,D) DAY 6 FOX GLACIER TO QUEENSTOWN. Captivating deep blue glacial ice will be burnt into your memory after a morning on the Fox Glacier. Take an optional helicopter ride to explore the ice caves higher up. (B,D) DAYS 7-8 QUEENSTOWN. Here’s some basic math: Queenstown has over 220 activities; you have two days. No rush. Prepare for more adventure than you can shake a stick at. (B) (B) DAY 9 QUEENSTOWN INCLUDING MILFORD SOUND VISIT. Today is going to chew through your memory cards with Mirror Lake, Hollyford Valley, Milford Sound, towering rock faces, wildlife and waterfalls. (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 39 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 10 QUEENSTOWN TO LAKE OHAU. It's time to test your nerves at the birthplace of bungy jumping. Think about it during our mountain bike ride through Arrowtown this morning. (B,D)

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

Milford Sound nature cruise Marlborough wine tasting Kaikoura Peninsula walk Crayfish tasting Visit Lake Matheson Visit Fiordland National Park Arrow River bike trails

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 10 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hotels, motels & lodges, 1 night in a hostel ++ Cook Strait ferry crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++

Dolphin swimming in Kaikoura Bungy jumping in Queenstown Fox Glacier hikes Visit the Tekapo hot pools

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APPROXIMATELY 7PM IN CHRISTCHURCH (NXGKWC) FINISH OR 5.30PM IN WELLINGTON (NXGKCW)

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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DAY 11 LAKE OHAU TO CHRISTCHURCH VIA MT COOK VILLAGE. Round off the trip with an optional soak in a hot pool today – or take to the skies with a scenic flight for some stunning views of the Tekapo region. Then, it’s on to Christchurch to say our goodbyes. (B)

FINISH 2018

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28

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APR

TRIP PRICE OF $1520 TRIP PRICE OF $1549 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $160 Single: $530

11 DAYS FROM

1520

$

USD PER PERSON

G G


19 D A Y | G R A N D K I W I CHRISTCHURCH

25

2

MEALS

ISLANDS VISITED

EXPLORER - NEW ZEALAND

AUCKLAND

45

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE

2 Bay of Islands

START/FINISH

Auckland

1

Rotorua 1 Tongariro National 2 Park

Nelson 2

Fox Glacier 1

NORTH ISLAND

1 Kaikoura START/FINISH

Mt Cook

Milford Sound

Lake Taupo

1 Wellington

SOUTH ISLAND Hokitika

1 Marae Stay

1 Christchurch

1 Lake Ohau 4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: LAKE PUKAKI / MT COOK

DAY 1 AUCKLAND TO PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS. DAY 2 PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS. (B,D) DAY 3 PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS TO AUCKLAND. (B) DAY 4 AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA (MARAE STAY). (B,D) DAY 5 ROTORUA. (B) DAY 6 ROTORUA TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK.

(B,D)

DAY 7 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK.(B) DAY 8 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON. (B) DAY 9 WELLINGTON TO NELSON. (B) DAY 10 NELSON. (B,D) DAY 11 NELSON TO KAIKOURA. (B) DAY 12 KAIKOURA TO CHRISTCHURCH. (B) DAY 13 CHRISTCHURCH TO FOX GLACIER. (B,D) DAY 14 FOX GLACIER TO QUEENSTOWN. (B,D) DAYS 15-16 QUEENSTOWN. (B) (B) DAY 17 QUEENSTOWN INCLUDING MILFORD SOUND.

(B)

DAY 18 QUEENSTOWN TO LAKE OHAU. (B,D) DAY 19 LAKE OHAU TO CHRISTCHURCH VIA MT COOK VILLAGE. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF $2610 TRIP PRICE OF $2599

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

Overnight in a traditional Maori Marae Kapa Haka performance Traditional Kiwi lamb roast dinner with pavlova Visit Tongariro National Park & Lake Taupo Wine tasting in Marlborough Visit the Kaikoura Peninsula & see the marine life Stay in Fox Glacier region Milford Sound nature cruise Arrow River bike trails Crayfish tasting

19 DAYS FROM

2599

$

USD PER PERSON

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16

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1

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19

2018 – 19 DAY TRIP APR

20

APR

MORE INCLUSIONS

APR

17

MAY

++ 18 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) ++ 15 nights in hotels, motels & lodges, 1 night in a hostel, 1 night in a traditional Maori Marae, 1 night in a cabin ++ Cook Strait ferry crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

7

JUN

25

19

JUN

7

++ Rock The Boat island tour ++ Hobbiton tour ++ Dolphin in Kaikoura MEETswimming AT 8.30AM IN AUCKLAND (ANGKBC) START

FINISH

OR 7AM IN CHRISTCHURCH (ANGKCB)

APPROXIMATELY 7PM IN CHRISTCHURCH (ANGKBC) OR 6PM IN AUCKLAND (ANGKCB)

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!)

FINISH

2018 – 18 DAY TRIP

4

2

TOP OPTIONALS

S TA R T

2018 – 18 DAY TRIP

29

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $310 Single: $910

AUCKLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH CHRISTCHURCH TO AUCKLAND TRIP CODE: NXGKBC TRIP CODE: NXGKCB

2018 – 19 DAY TRIP 10

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28

APR

22

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10

MAY

JUN

19

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6

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31

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EUROPE

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Europe. It’s authentic, it’s unreal and it’s unlike anywhere else. Meander through old cobbled back streets oozing with history and a story to tell. While you’re there, shout out to the icons (you know the ones). The Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower and the Berlin Wall = top of the bucket list.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

3+ STAR HOTELS

ROOM TYPES

SINGLE/TWIN/DOUBLE

EXPLORER ACCOMMODATION

3+ STAR HOTELS

ROOM TYPES

SINGLE/TWIN/DOUBLE

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HOSTELS/BUNGALOWS/HOTELS

ROOM TYPES

MULTI-SHARE

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YACHTS/GULETS/SHIPS

ROOM TYPES

T WIN/DOUBLE/TRIPLE

CAMPING ACCOMMODATION

CAMPSITES

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LIMITED EDITION ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS/CAMPSITES/ TRAINS/HOSTELS

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EUROPE

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SECTOR

7 DAY | CZECH MATE

48

14 DAY | WESTERN CROSSING

87

7 DAY | TAPAS TRAIL

48

28 DAY | EUROPEAN PARADISO

88

7 DAY | CEASAR'S FOOTSTEPS

49

34 DAY | EUROPEAN ADVENTURE

89

10 DAY | ROMAN ROAD

49

8 DAY | CROATIAN RIVIERA

92

10 DAY | DEMOCRACY ROAD

50

8 DAY | ADRIATIC SUNSETS

93

11 DAY | PAPARAZZI PARADE

51

8 DAY | DUBROVNIK DREAMS

94

12 DAY | ESSENTIAL EUROPE

52

8 DAY | BLUE L AGOONS

96

18 DAY | EUROPEAN ODYSSEY

53

4 DAY | BRAUMEISTER

97

7 DAY | ICEL AND SUMMER

54

4 DAY | FESTMEISTER

97

10 DAY | GREEK ISL AND HOPPER

55

17 DAY | THE TRANS-MONGOLIAN RAILWAY

98

12 DAY | SPANISH FIESTA

56

4 DAY | ICEL AND EXPLORER

100

13 DAY | BRAVO ITALIA

57

14 DAY | WINTER WONDER

101

12 DAY | TURKEY EXPLORED

58

20 DAY | DISCOVER WINTER

102

13 DAY | EASTERN ESCAPE

58

11 DAY | WINTER EXPRESS

103

14 DAY | BRITAIN & IREL AND

59

15 DAY | ROAD TO MARRAKECH

104

15 DAY | BALKAN EXPLORER

60

18 DAY | WNTER GETAWAY

105

18 DAY | BIG BALKAN

61

24 DAY | WINTER SPIRIT

106

8 DAY | PORTUGAL SURFARI

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14 DAY | WINTER BRITAIN & IREL AND

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8 DAY | IRISH SHENANIGANS

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9 DAY | BOULEVARDS TO BEACHES

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10 DAY | EUROPEAN ESCAPE

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9 DAY | WESTERN SPIRIT

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10 DAY | SCANDI EXPRESS

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10 DAY | TRAIL OF COLUMBUS

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11 DAY | EUROPE EXPRESS

68

13 DAY | ROMAN CHARIOT

69

14 DAY | THE EURO TRIP

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14 DAY | EUROPEAN WONDER

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15 DAY | CL ASSIC EUROPE

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15 DAY | EAST MEETS WEST

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16 DAY | EASTERN EXPRESS

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16 DAY | GAUDÍ & GLITZ

75

17 DAY | EUROPEAN PATHWAY

76

17 DAY | THE COASTAL ROAM

77

departure city, set of experiences or journey

20 DAY | EASTERN EXPLORE

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20 DAY | EUROPEAN GETAWAY

80

length that best suits you. A Sector trip is part

21 DAY | IBERIAN VOYAGER

81

24 DAY | SPIRIT OF EUROPE

82

25 DAY | SUMMER COMPASS

83

27 DAY | SUMMER FUN & SAILING

84

8 DAY | WESTERN INSPIRATION

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What are sectors?



DAYS | TRIP NAME

Sector trips offer you a great way to choose a

of a larger journey, meaning your new friends might continue on after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress. •


48 HOTEL - EUROPE

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

YOUR ROUTE

9

LONDON

1 STOP & STAY

3

MEALS

7 D A Y | TA PA S T R A I L

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

9

BARCELONA

1 STOP & STAY

MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

DAY STOP START

London

ENGLAND

Amsterdam

Berlin

2

2

NETHERLANDS FINISH

London

ENGLAND

2 Paris

FRANCE

Loire Valley

Dresden

GERMANY START

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

1 Bordeaux

2

1

Carcassonne ANDORRA FINISH

Barcelona SPAIN

TRIP CODE: EHEVPL S TA R T

TRIP CODE: EHDELB

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2018

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17

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24

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25

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31

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10

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

G

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26

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31

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7

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14

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MORE INCLUSIONS

S TA R T

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21

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17

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23

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22

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28

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

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

DAY 1 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (D)

FINISH

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SEP

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13

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27

2

++ Paris city driving tour ++ Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower ++ Bordeaux winery tour & tasting START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BARCELONA

14

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

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

DAY 2 PRAGUE. (B)

DAY 2 PARIS. (B)

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

DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. (B,D)

DAY 4 BERLIN. (B)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO CARCASSONNE. (B)

DAY 5 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B)

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

DAY 6 AMSTERDAM. (B,D)

DAY 6 BARCELONA. (B)

DAY 7 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

DAY 7 BARCELONA. (B)

This trip forms part of the 18 Day European Odyssey trip. See p.53 or visit www.topdeck.travel

This trip forms part of the 34 Day Discover Europe trip. For a detailed itinerary, please visit www.topdeck.travel

TRIP PRICE OF $1169 TRIP PRICE OF $1389

TRIP PRICE OF $1229

TRIP PRICE OF $1469

TRIP PRICE OF $1299

TRIP PRICE OF $1549

G= Guaranteed Departure

G= Guaranteed Departure

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $349

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $419

7 DAYS FROM

1169

$

7 DAYS FROM

1389

$

USD 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!)

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 67 S P E $1 P E R R PE

USD 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!)

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 99 S P E $1 P E R R PE


ROME

8

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

4

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

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10 DAY | ROMAN ROAD

WI-FI

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

13

ROME

5

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

HOTEL - EUROPE

7 DAY | CAESAR'S FOOTSTEPS

WI-FI

DAY STOP

START

London

ENGLAND

FINISH

London

ENGLAND

2

Paris

Paris

FRANCE

FRANCE

Lucerne

SWITZERLAND

Swiss Alps

1

2

SWITZERLAND

MONACO

Florence

1

START

Rome ITALY

2

VATICAN CITY

FINISH

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14

APR

22

APR

28

APR

ITALY

Rome FINISH

1

VATICAN CITY

TRIP CODE: EHPALR S TA R T

2018 8

1 Florence

French Riviera

TRIP CODE: EHWERL S TA R T

Pisa

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27

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28

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29

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3

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9

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29

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16

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5

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11

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

S TA R T

2018

FINISH

12

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APR

13

APR

18

APR

27

APR

25

APR

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++ Paris city driving tour ++ Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower ++ French Riviera perfumery experience ++ Local guide in Florence MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME START

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DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. DAY 2 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B)

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

DAY 3 ROME TO FLORENCE. (B,D)

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

DAY 4 FLORENCE TO LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND. (B)

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

DAY 5 LUCERNE TO PARIS, FRANCE. (B)

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS. (B)

DAY 6 PARIS. (B,D)

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

DAY 7 PARIS TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. (B) DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. (B,D)

This trip forms part of the 12 Day Essential Europe trip. See p.52 or visit www.topdeck.travel

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

TRIP PRICE OF $1189

This trip forms part of the 23 Day Europe Uncovered trip. For a detailed itinerary, please visit www.topdeck.travel

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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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10 D A Y | D E M O C R A C Y R O A D

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DAY 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Say hello to your new travel buddies and get to know the group. It’s gonna be a fun-filled ten days! (D)

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USD 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 BUDAPEST. Bring on the home of goulash, ruin bars and the Rubik’s cube. With a free day to explore, what will you choose to get up to? (B) DAY 3 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Let the Vienna Orchestra be your soundtrack as we slide into the City of Dreams. For you foodies, grab an apple strudel for a taste of local yumminess. (B) DAY 4 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. On to the cobblestone streets of Prague. But first a sobering visit to former concentration camp Mauthausen. (B,D) DAY 5 PRAGUE. Star in your own fairytale as you take on the Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and hip café scene. Also: street food awaits. Satisfy your hunger with some of the best local treats. (B) DAY 6 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Get acquainted with 800 year-old Dresden before moving on to Berlin. Prep yourself for currywurst, absinthe and more hipsters per capita than anywhere else. (B,D) DAY 7 BERLIN. Over to you. Head east to uncover the meaning of Ostalgie or cross off the main sights. Don’t miss the German take on Doner Kebab. (B) DAY 8 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam is a bit like a liberal Venice with bicycles. Check out Anne Frank’s House and soak up the night vibes to see what all the fuss is about. You’ll be back. (B) DAY 9 AMSTERDAM. Hit the streets like a local, and then feast Dutch-style on a farewell dinner cruise with your travel mates. What a way to end the trip. (B,D)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 66 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 10 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Today it’s back on the ferry to ol’ Blighty to start planning your next adventure. Facebook friends? (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Dinner at Hofbräuhaus, Berlin ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver START MEET AT 6PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

This trip forms part of the 34 Day Discover Europe trip. For a detailed itinerary, please visit www.topdeck.travel


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

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CLOCKWISE: BARCELONA, SWISS ALPS, FRENCH RIVIERA

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 sangrias. Check out the architecture at Park Güell, go shopping or watch 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. 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. Discover why Florence is often called an open air museum. Rome next for a walking tour to make a solid dent in that bucket list of yours. (B) DAY 11 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. An optional morning visit to Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Then it’s a wrap. (B) This trip forms part of the 34 Day Discover Europe trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit www.topdeck.travel

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ French Riviera perfumery experience ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Gondola ride in Venice

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

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

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TRIP PRICE OF $2099 TRIP PRICE OF $2219

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

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USD 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 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (OR JOIN IN AMSTERDAM). Kick off your Eurotrip with a canal dinner cruise to meet the wolfpack. DAY 2 AMSTERDAM. 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. (B,D) DAY 3 AMSTERDAM TO RHINE VALLEY, GERMANY. Medieval castles, vineyards and the mighty Rhine River are all up next today. Raise a glass of wine to another day on your travels. (B,D) DAY 4 RHINE VALLEY TO MUNICH. This is the home of Oktoberfest and BMW so 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. Then go local with prosecco and peach puree (the Bellini was born here). (B) DAY 6 VENICE TO ROME. Down that espresso. Today we make a solid dent in your bucket list. Think Spanish Steps, Pantheon, the Roman Forum and Colosseum. Tonight’s carbs are guilt-free. (B) DAY 7 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. You won’t be fighting lions today, but that’s okay. Pay a visit to the Pope and check out the 360-degree views from the Basilica. Don’t miss the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. With us, you skip the lines. (Vatican City entry optional). (B) DAY 8 ROME TO FLORENCE. Florence is a hat trick of great shopping, renaissance art and steak Florentine. Shop, eat, shop, eat, explore then eat again. (B,D)

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DAY 9 FLORENCE TO LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND. Prepare for more #epicviews as we head to the lakeside town Lucerne. 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:

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

Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Wine tasting in Rhine Valley Gondola ride in Venice Local guide in Florence Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower

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

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

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

at home and in Paris. Ease yourself in with our city driving tour ticking 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 and check out Notre Dame. Finish off with a gourmet picnic under the Eiffel Tower and maybe watch 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) This trip is composed of several sectors. See the 7 Day Caesar’s Footsteps sector trip on p.49 or visit www.topdeck.travel


18 D A Y | E U R O P E A N O D Y S S E Y LONDON

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Pinch yourself and Instagram your first selfie. We tour Paris and picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. With a free day in Paris there’s almost too much to do. If you need a hand, we’ve got a bike tour, Seine cruise or cabaret. (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. No rest for the wicked as we head across the Swiss border to the village of Engelberg. Take in the mountain air by foot or bike. (B,D) (B) DAYS 5-6 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Shimmy past Pisa then straight to Tuscany to eat, sleep, repeat in the foodie capital. Two words: Florentine steak. Then, kick back at a winery for a course of homegrown grapes. (B) (B,D) DAY 7 FLORENCE TO ROME. This city is more than food, wine and gluttony. Work off those calories on a guided tour. (B) DAY 8 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Visit the Vatican (optional), then the Via del Corso, the straightest street among winding alleyways. (B) DAYS 9-10 ROME TO VENICE. Sing a romantic ballad under Juliet’s balcony in Verona. Next stop: Venice. On your free day, check out St Mark’s Basilica and the nearby Bridge of Sighs. Next: jump on a gondola and ride in style. (B,D) (B) DAY 11 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS, AUSTRIA. Grab your #gopro. Chase adrenaline with a skydive. (B,D) DAYS 12-13 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Visit the former concentration camp Mauthausen. Then on to Prague for a guided tour and some free time. (B,D) (B) DAY 14 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Let Dresden flash its 800-year-old history before we hit the German capital. (B,D)

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

Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Tuscan winery experience Gondola ride in Venice Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

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

17 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) 17 nights in hotel accommodation (twin or double) English Channel crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Skydiving in the Austrian Alps ++ Traditional cabaret in Paris START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 15 BERLIN. Start your day with an optional history lesson at the Berlin Wall. Then strap on your dancing shoes —tonight we party. (B) DAY 16 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. To Amsterdam, famous for liberal attitudes and vintage shopping. 32 markets and 6,159 shops should keep you busy. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF $3429 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $889

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2979

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USD 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 17 AMSTERDAM. Discover Amsterdam today. Then tonight we go out in style with a farewell canal dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 18 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Head back to London for hugs and goodbyes. (B) For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www.topdeck.travel

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7 DAY | ICELAND SUMMER

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USD 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 1 REYKJAVÍK. Topdeck crew, unite! We kick things off in Reykjavík today. Get ready for a group dinner tonight and discover for yourself why Iceland’s nightlife is so famous. Pssst: drinks on whoever spots Iceland’s famous hidden people. (D) DAY 2 REYKJAVÍK TO AKUREYRI. We’re heading north to Akureyri (‘ah-koo-rare-ee’) on one of the most scenic drives this volcanic island can offer. We’re talking lava fields, farmlands, fjords and *gasp* Icelandic horses! Later: wander around town with a coffee buzz or try to spot humpback whales from the shore. (B) DAY 3 AKUREYRI. Free day in your new fave town. Think: floating in geothermal baths (for the softest skin ever) or a local beer tasting (optional). After a day of exploring, share your experiences and snaps with the crew over dinner – it’s on us. (B,D) DAY 4 AKUREYRI TO EGILSSTAÐIR. We’re off east to Egilsstaðir. But first a stop off at Goðafoss, the waterfalls of the Gods. Can you smell the fresh air? No? That’s ‘cos we’re checking out Námaskarð – a geothermal park with bubbling mud pools and steaming springs. Waiting for us in Egilsstaðir is hiking, views of glacial mountains and Lagarfljót, Iceland’s third-largest lake. (B,D) DAY 5 EGILSSTAÐIR TO KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR. Kirkjubæjarklaustur awaits. Talk about a tongue twister! It’s all good, the locals know this southern town as ‘Klaustur’ (pronounced ‘cloister’). This afternoon we’re iceberg and glacier hunting with an optional tour of Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs – no biggie! Ten points for anyone who spots a seal! (B,D)

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DAY 6 KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR TO REYKJAVÍK. Today we complete the Golden Circle and head back to Reykjavík. But first a stop at Eyjafjallajökull to learn about this island mountain glacier. Do you like waterfalls? We’re chasing them today at Seljalandsfoss and Gullfoss. Play your cards right and we’ll even chuck in a geyser. Our advice? Try not to nap – the scenery on today’s drive is too good to miss! (B,L)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Visit the Black Sand beach ++ Explore Iceland's Golden Circle

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ Air-conditioned vehicle ++ Sightseeing tours of all major cities ++ Experienced English-speaking guide

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Whale watching START MEET AT 4PM IN REYKJAVÍK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN REYKJAVÍK

DAY 7 REYKJAVÍK. The trip may end today but at least you have a ton of memories. Swap numbers and get that next adventure planned ASAP. (B) This is a brand new trip! For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit www.topdeck.travel


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

11

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1

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EXPLORER - EUROPE

ATHENS

55

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

START/FINISH

Athens

GREECE

1 2 Mykonos 2 Paros 2

2 Santorini

CLOCKWISE: SANTORINI

DAY 1 ATHENS, GREECE. 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, Acropolis, Parthenon and Syntagma Square. Then: 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. Head 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. More white and blue plus long sandy beaches on the horizon. Start off with a quick orientation tour before cutting loose to explore. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ See the famous Greek islands ++ Party on the island of Mykonos ++ Tours of Mykonos, Paros & Santorini

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ Transfers from ferry ports & hotels ++ Local Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Half-day trip to Delos Island ++ View the sunset at Oia, Santorini START MEET AT 5PM IN ATHENS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ATHENS

DAY 6 PAROS. A free day to chill out on the beach, top up the tan and explore the island. Check out the church of Ekatontapiliani, Naousa and Kolimbithres, or jump on the bus to Lefkes for some #views. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF $1659

DAY 7 PAROS TO SANTORINI. 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)

TRIP PRICE OF $1959

DAY 8 SANTORINI. Goggle at blue-domed churches, rustic windmills and the whitewashed houses. You could also take an optional boat trip out to the volcanic crater. Then finish with a dinner overlooking the caldera. #bestdayever. (B,D) DAYS 9-10 SANTORINI TO ATHENS. Love and leave Santorini for Athens. Our Greek odyssey ends after breakfast, but we won’t blame you for sticking around. (B) (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

TRIP PRICE OF $1809

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $499

TRIP CODE: EXGIAA S TA R T

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1659

$

USD 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!)

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 66 S P E $1 P E R R PE


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

EXPLORER - EUROPE

56

MADRID

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

MADRID

16

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Bilbao 1 Zaragoza

START/FINISH

Madrid SPAIN

2 Barcelona

2 1

Valencia

Toledo

1

Córdoba Seville 2

2 Granada

CLOCKWISE: TOLEDO, VALENCIA, SEVILLE, GRANADA

TRIP CODE: EXBOMM S TA R T

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

FINISH

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TRIP PRICE OF $1879 TRIP PRICE OF $1979 TRIP PRICE OF $2089 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $559

12 DAYS FROM

1879

++ Guided tour of the Alhambra ++ Welcome dinner in Madrid

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 11 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) ++ 11 nights in hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ Smaller group size ++ Awesome Trip Leader

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

$

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. (D)

USD PER PERSON

DAY 2 MADRID. Fiesta or siesta? The choice is yours as we hand you over to the Spanish capital. Don’t miss the Prado Museum, the botanical gardens and the home of Real Madrid FC. (B)

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 3 MADRID TO BILBAO. Bilbao: famed for its titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum that boasts an incredible collection of contemporary art and more curves than Beyoncé. (B) DAY 4 BILBAO TO BARCELONA. Get your bearings with a driving tour of colourful Barcelona. Then, finish off the day with flamenco and the sounds of a Spanish guitar. But first, a sneak peak of Zaragoza’s beauty. (B,D)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 57 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 5 BARCELONA. Pull on your favourite Barça shirt and get your Gaudí fix. La Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló and Park Güell. They're all here. (B)

DAY 6 BARCELONA TO VALENCIA. Valencia – we’re coming for ya! This is also the home of paella so hunt some down while you have the chance. Tonight, hit the town and see what all the fuss is about. (B,D) DAY 7 VALENCIA TO GRANADA. Granada next. Get your bearings on a walking tour before cutting loose in the young university town. (B,D) DAY 8 GRANADA. Off to one of the world's 'must-do before you die' sights today as we visit the Alhambra; a place so gorgeous, poets have been describing it for centuries. (B) DAY 9 GRANADA TO SEVILLE. Off to Seville, the city that was supposedly founded by Hercules 3,000 years ago. But first: Córdoba, famous for its incredible architecture. (B,D) DAY 10 SEVILLE. Your day, your way. Be sure to check out some tapas as you explore: Seville's small bites are famous for a reason. (B) DAY 11 SEVILLE TO MADRID. En route to Madrid, we call in at Toledo: the old Spanish capital. Then, it’s our last night together, so hit the streets of Madrid. The nightlife isn’t confined to bars and pubs, it spills into the street quicker than Spanish vino into your glass. (B) DAY 12 MADRID. Swap contact details with your amigos as we say farewell to Madrid where our trip ends. (B) For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www.topdeck.travel


13 D A Y | B R AV O I TA L I A ROME

19

MEALS

2

COUNTRIES

EXPLORER - EUROPE

ROME

57

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

Verona

Lake Garda

DAY STOP

2 Venice

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

1

2

START/FINISH

Rome

Pompeii

VATICAN CITY

2

Sorrento

CLOCKWISE: ROME, CINQUE TERRE, VENICE

DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. Buongiorno Italia! Kick off your expedition with the Roman Forum and the Spanish Steps. Then get down with emperors and gladiators at the Colosseum. (D) DAY 2 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Check out the home of the pope, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel for a full Da Vinci Code experience at the Vatican City today (optional). (B) DAY 3 ROME TO SORRENTO. On to Sorrento via the buried city of Pompeii. This UNESCO World Heritage Site used to be a bustling city until it was destroyed by volcanic eruptions in 79AD. (B,D) DAY 4 SORRENTO. Take the local bus along the scenic Amalfi coast to Positano or head to the Isle of Capri to check out the famous Blue Grotto. (B) DAY 5 SORRENTO TO ASSISI. Through dramatic mountain scenery to Assisi, the birthplace of the Franciscan friars. Explore the 14th century frescoes of the Basilica of St Francis with a local guide today. (B,D) DAY 6 ASSISI TO FLORENCE. Stop in the medieval city of Siena before we hit the grape trail at a local Chianti winery for a tasting round and a light dinner. (B,D) DAY 7 FLORENCE. Your mission tonight: track down the best steak in Florence. But first we explore the city on foot with a local Italian guide. Ponte Vecchio, Duomo Cathedral and the Uffizi Gallery. It’s all here, baby. (B) DAY 8 FLORENCE TO CINQUE TERRE. Start off with a tour of the walled town Lucca, then on to the Leaning Tower of Pisa to join the world’s longest-running cheesy photo competition. Final destination: La Spezia, gateway to the stunning Cinque Terre. (B,D) DAY 9 CINQUE TERRE. The five cliff-side villages of Cinque Terre didn’t end up on the World Heritage list for nothing. Mostly void of corporate development and largely inaccessible by road, slow life is not only encouraged – it comes with a world class glass of red. (B) DAY 10 CINQUE TERRE TO VENICE. Cruise the largest lake in Italy before we fall in love at that famous balcony

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

Tuscan winery tour & al fresco dinner Train day pass to visit Cinque Terre Gondola ride in Venice Local guides in Assisi, Siena, Florence & Lucca Welcome & farewell dinner in Rome

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) ++ 12 nights in hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Smaller group size ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TRIP CODE: EXBIRR S TA R T

DAY 11 VENICE. A full day to get lost in Venice. Check out St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the nearby Bridge of Sighs. But first, jump on a gondola and do the canals in style. (B) DAY 12 VENICE TO ROME. Travel south to the volcanic city Orvieto, famous for its food, wine and dramatic location, before we hit Rome for a farewell dinner. (B,D)

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TRI P PRICE OF $2279 TRIP PRICE OF $2409

++ Guided Pompeii visit ++ Day trip to Isle of Capri

in Verona, the hometown of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. (B,D)

S TA R T 15

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

FINISH 2018

TRIP PRICE OF $2539 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $679

13 DAYS FROM

2279

$

USD 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 13 ROME. Say arrivederci to your trip mates – we’re rolling out after breakfast. (B) For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www.topdeck.travel

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 76 S P E $1 P E R R PE


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

ISTANBUL

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WI-FI

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1

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Gallipoli

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1

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Pergamon

CZECH REPUBLIC

TURKEY

POLAND

Zakopane

Český Krumlov

Eskişehir 1

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Cappadocia 2 Ephesus

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Peleș Castle

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++ Visit ANZAC Cove in Gallipoli ++ Visit Pamukkale & Hierapolis ++ Visit the historic site of Troy (entrance fee not included) ++ Welcome & farewell dinner in Istanbul ++ Entry to the ancient Greek city of Ephesus & Pergamon Acropolis

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 11 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) ++ 11 nights in hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ Smaller group size ++ Modern air-conditioned coach ++ Sightseeing tours of all major cities ++ Local Trip Leader

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Guided tour of former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau ++ Visit the region of Transylvania START MEET AT 4PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN PRAGUE

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 12 nights in hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ Smaller group size ++ Modern air-conditioned coach ++ Awesome Trip Leader

DAY 2 BUDAPEST. (B) DAY 3 BUDAPEST TO TIMIŞOARA, ROMANIA. (B)

DAY 1 ISTANBUL, TURKEY. (D)

DAY 4 TIMIŞOARA TO BUCHAREST. (B,D)

DAY 2 ISTANBUL TO ESKIŞEHIR. (B)

DAY 5 BUCHAREST. (B)

DAY 3 ESKIŞEHIR TO CAPPADOCIA. (B,D)

DAY 6 BUCHAREST TO BRAŞOV. (B)

DAY 4 CAPPADOCIA. (B)

DAY 7 BRAŞOV TO CLUJ-NAPOCA. (B,D)

DAY 5 CAPPADOCIA TO ANTALYA. (B)

DAY 8 CLUJ-NAPOCA TO KOŠICE, SLOVAKIA. (B)

DAY 6 ANTALYA TO FETHIYE. (B,D)

DAY 9 KOŠICE TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. (B)

DAY 7 FETHIYE. (B)

DAY 10 KRAKÓW. (B)

DAY 8 FETHIYE TO KUŞADASI. (B,D)

DAY 11 KRAKÓW TO ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B)

DAY 9 KUŞADASI. (B)

DAY 12 ČESKÝ KRUMLOV TO PRAGUE. (B,D)

DAY 10 KUŞADASI TO ÇANAKKALE. (B)

DAY 13 PRAGUE. (B)

DAY 11 ÇANAKKALE TO ISTANBUL. (B,D)

TRIP PRICE OF $1699

DAY 12 ISTANBUL. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF $1789

TRIP PRICE OF $1209

TRIP PRICE OF $1889

TRIP PRICE OF $1299

G= Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF $1389

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $509

G= Guaranteed Departure

13 DAYS FROM

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

1699

$

12 DAYS FROM USD 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!)

S TA R T 19

DAY 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (D)

START MEET AT 7PM IN ISTANBUL FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ISTANBUL

1209

Bran Castle

1 Antalya

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

$

1

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2018 MAY

1 Cluj-Napoca

Timișoara

TRIP CODE: EXTUII

20

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SLOVAKIA

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Kuşadası

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M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 01 S P E $1 P E R R PE

USD 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!)

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 31 S P E $1 P E R R PE


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

YOUR ROUTE

17

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

5

COUNTRIES

EXPLORER - EUROPE

LONDON

59

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Loch Ness

Glasgow

IRELAND

2

Cliffs of Moher Killarney

SCOTLAND

Hadrian’s Wall

Derry/ Londonderry Galway

Edinburgh

1

Giant’s Causeway

1 Belfast

1 York

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Dublin

1 Stratford-upon-Avon

1 Blarney Castle

Oxford Cardiff

WALES

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1 Bath

ENGLAND

Stonehenge

CLOCKWISE: OXFORD, STONEHENGE

DAY 1 LONDON TO YORK, ENGLAND. From the buzz of London to the medieval walled city of York. With a real historic feel, this quaint town has a stunning Gothic cathedral, narrow streets and wooden-beamed houses to fill up that camera roll with. (D) DAY 2 YORK TO EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. Hadrian’s Wall marks the Romans’ furthest northern outpost as we travel to Edinburgh. Then: try haggis. (B,D) DAYS 3-4 EDINBURGH. A walking tour to get your bearings. See the Castle, Princes Street and the Royal Mile. On your free day, hit up the Port of Leith for a cool, contemporary Edinburgh. (B) (B) DAY 5 EDINBURGH TO GLASGOW. Today starts with the ‘water of life’ (aka whisky). Cue optional distillery tour. Tonight’s about meeting the locals. Merchant City for sophisticated cool, Ashton Lane for a laidback feel. (B) DAY 6 GLASGOW TO BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND. We’re off to the Cathedral Quarter for street art and murals coupled with cool venues the locals don’t want you to know about. (B,D) DAY 7 BELFAST TO GALWAY, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND. Play a Giant’s game of hopscotch as we visit the famous Causeway before moving on to Derry. Next up: Galway for vibrant culture and bohemian vibes. (B) DAY 8 GALWAY. Check out Wolfe Tones Bridge and the Spanish Arch. Make sure you visit the main street too – local shops and cool cafés kill the town’s sleepy reputation. (B) DAY 9 GALWAY TO KILLARNEY. #Nofilter all the way today as we take in the Cliffs of Moher on the way to Killarney. (B) DAY 10 KILLARNEY TO DUBLIN. Kiss the Blarney Stone and legend has it you’ll be gifted with ‘gift of the gab’. And then the (dare we say) main event as we arrive into Dublin tonight. (B) DAY 11 DUBLIN. Get your bearings and some great shots on a walking tour. Then take in the view of the city from the Guinness Skybar. (B) DAY 12 DUBLIN TO NORTH WALES, WALES. Back on the sea and over to Wales. We’re mixing it up again with a stop in rural North Wales. (B)

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

Welcome dinner in York Visit Hadrian’s Wall Entrance to Blarney Castle The world-famous Guinness Storehouse in Dublin Visit the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland Visit the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland Visit Stonehenge Visit historic Bath

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 13 nights in hotel accommodation (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 + Driver

TRIP CODE: EXUKLL S TA R T

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TRIP PRICE OF $2459 TRIP PRICE OF $2619

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Alnwick Castle visit ++ Spirit of Scotland show ++ Trip to Loch Ness START MEET AT 7.30AM IN LONDON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 13 NORTH WALES TO CARDIFF. Ymlaen! We’re off to Cardiff to find out exactly why so many English students choose to study there. Don’t get too upset over farewell dinner. (B,D) DAY 14 CARDIFF TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Bath’s regal streets first before channelling our inner spiritualist with a stop-off at Stonehenge en route to London to say goodbye. (B) For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www.topdeck.travel

TRIP PRICE OF $2789 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $739

14 DAYS FROM

2459

$

USD 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!)

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 76 S P E $1 P E R R PE


15 D A Y | B A L K A N E X P L O R E R

EXPLORER - EUROPE

60

BUDAPEST

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

BUDAPEST

19

MEALS

6

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

DAY STOP

START/FINISH

Budapest

HUNGARY

2 Ljubljana

SLOVENIA

1

Belgrade

SERBIA BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA 2

Plitvice Lakes 2

Sarajevo

Zadar 1

2 Srebrenica

Mostar Dubrovnik

2

CROATIA

2

Kotor

Budva

MONTENEGRO

CLOCKWISE: BUDVA, SARAJEVO

TRIP CODE: EXBEHH S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2018 12

MAY

26

MAY

9

JUN

23

JUN

23

JUN

7

JUL

30

JUN

14

JUL

7

JUL

21

JUL

14

JUL

28

JUL

21

JUL

4

AUG

G G G

FINISH

28

JUL

11

AUG

4

AUG

18

AUG

11

AUG

25

AUG

18

AUG

1

SEP

25

AUG

8

SEP

1

SEP

15

SEP

15

SEP

29

SEP

G G

G

TRIP PRICE OF $2339 TRIP PRICE OF $2469 TRIP PRICE OF $2599 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $699

15 DAYS FROM

2339

DAYS 1-2 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Flowery beards have yet to catch on, but the hipsters here have converted old ruins into chic little bars. Also: the epic hot springs at the Gellért Baths, St Stephen’s Basilica and the Rubik’s cube. (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 BUDAPEST TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Off the beaten track and on to the final resting place of Tito. Get a guide and learn more about the country’s communist past. (B) (B) DAYS 5-6 BELGRADE TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. We roll on to Sarajevo today for an east-meets-west experience most travellers miss. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 7-8 SARAJEVO TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. On to the home of King’s Landing and the 101 Dalmatians. With more World Heritage items than anywhere else in Europe, you guessed right, it’s pretty special. Explore the city with a local guide before we cut loose to do that other thing Croatia rocks at: beaches. (B,D) (B)

USD PER PERSON

DAYS 9-10 DUBROVNIK TO BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. Hug the Dalmatian coastline south as we head to Budva. Bring on multi-million dollar yachts, cobblestoned streets and the best nightlife in Montenegro. (B,D) (B)

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 11 BUDVA TO ZADAR, CROATIA. Hitchcock called Zadar the best sunset in the entire world. You be the judge today. (B)

$

DAYS 12-13 ZADAR TO PLITVICE LAKES. First thought: it really is that pretty. Spend a day exploring 16 lakes, waterfalls and hiking trails that will make your Facebook friends scream ‘Photoshop!’ (B,D) (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 56 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 14 PLITVICE LAKES TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Prepare for vineyards, crystal clear lakes and a castle to rival Game of Thrones as we roll into the capital of Slovenia. (B) DAY 15 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Back to Budapest for a last bowl of goulash. Or langos. Or

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park ++ Local guides in Dubrovnik ++ Welcome dinner in Budapest

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 14 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) ++ 14 nights in hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ Smaller group size ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Sightseeing tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik ++ Game of Thrones tour in DubrovniK START MEET AT 4PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN BUDAPEST

palacsinta (hit up Google). Your trip may end here, but that doesn’t mean the eating has to stop. (B) For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www.topdeck.travel


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

DUBROVNIK

1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

DAY STOP

NE

W

TR

IP

YOUR ROUTE

8

MEALS

EXPLORER - EUROPE

DUBROVNIK

61

Srebrenica Sarajevo

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA START/FINISH

Dubrovnik

2

Belgrade SERBIA

Veliko Târnovo

1 Mostar

1 2

Sofia

Kotor

CROATIA

Tirana

ALBANIA

1

Skopje

2

1 2 Ohrid

Matka Valley

2

Bucharest ROMANIA

Ruse

Plovdiv

BULGARIA

2 Burgas

1 Rila Monastery

MACEDONIA

CLOCKWISE: TIRANA, PLOVDIV

DAYS 1-2 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. Say hi to Dubrovnik before you meet the group today for an exciting walking tour to kick things off. Travelling solo? You won’t be for much longer. Exciting times ahead. (D) (B) DAY 3 DUBROVNIK TO TIRANA, ALBANIA VIA KOTOR, MONTENEGRO. We’re off to Albania via a pit stop in Montenegro. That’s right! Three countries in one day. Check you out! Seeing the world like a boss. (B,D)

DAYS 4-5 TIRANA TO OHRID, MACEDONIA. Today we’re off to Ohrid. Think: medieval churches, monasteries, ruins and a lake so serenely blue, you’ll forget what stress even is. (B,D) (B) DAY 6 OHRID TO SKOPJE. Macedonia’s capital, Skopje (pronounced SKOPE-yey) awaits. 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. Get caught up in the history and architecture. Round up the day with good friends, good food and some serious selfie taking. (B,L) DAYS 8-9 PLOVDIV TO BURGAS. To the beach! The seaside town of Burgas gives us a dose of sun and sand. Sundowners anyone? (B) (B) DAYS 10-11 BURGAS TO BUCHAREST, ROMANIA. A pit stop at Ruse: this Viennese inspired UNESCO town is sure to set your Insta feed on fiyah. Later, we cruise into Romania. (B,D) (B)

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

Local guides in Dubrovnik & Sarajevo Visit Kotor Visit Matka Valley Visit Ruse Visit Veliko Târnovo Visit the Srebrenica Memorial Visit Mostar

TRIP CODE: EXBBDD S TA R T 28

MAY

14

JUN

18

JUN

5

JUL

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

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik ++ Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik START MEET AT 4PM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN DUBROVNIK

S TA R T

G

FINISH

2

JUL

19

JUL

23

JUL

9

AUG

13

AUG

30

AUG

TRIP PRICE OF $2699 TRIP PRICE OF $2879

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

FINISH 2018

TRIP PRICE OF $3069 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $809

18 DAYS FROM

2699

$

USD 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 16 BELGRADE TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Today, we go to Sarajevo. But first, a sobering visit to the Srebrenica Memorial before a guided tour of the capital city. (B,D)

DAYS 12-13 BUCHAREST TO SOFIA, BULGARIA. The charming and historical Sofia is up next on our Balkan bucket list. But to break the journey up, we’re stopping at Veliko Târnovo for some pics. (B,D) (B)

DAY 17 SARAJEVO TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. Croatia’s calling. On the way, we'll make a pit stop in Mostar. Check out the iconic Stari Most (Old Bridge), a reconstructed medieval arched bridge sitting above the Neretva River. (B)

DAYS 14-15 SOFIA TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. A guide awaits us in Belgrade to show us how to explore this city like a local. Afterwards, it’s all on you to explore some hidden gems. (B,D) (B)

DAY 18 DUBROVNIK. All good things come to an end. Today we say goodbye. Number swap and prepare for the next adventure. (B) This is a brand new trip! For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 50 S P E $1 P E R R PE


8 D A Y | P O R T U G A L S U R FA R I

HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE

62

LISBON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

LISBON

13

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Ericeira

1

1

START/FINISH

Lisbon

PORTUGAL

2 Lagos

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: LAGOS, ERICEIRA

TRIP CODE: EEPSXX S TA R T

FINISH 2018

S TA R T

FINISH

16

JUN

23

JUN

21

APR

28

APR

11

AUG

18

AUG

12

MAY

19

MAY

1

SEP

8

SEP

26

MAY

2

JUN

22

SEP

29

SEP

TRIP PRICE OF $1179 TRIP PRICE OF $1379 TRIP PRICE OF $1579 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

8 DAYS FROM

1179

$

USD 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 1 LISBON, PORTUGAL. Pocket a Portuguese tart and get to know your soon-to-be surfari mates. Get excited, it’s going to be an incredible eight days. (D) DAY 2 LISBON TO LAGOS. Bye for now Lisbon, and onwards to Lagos. Here, you’ll find beaches galore – but first, we tackle the cobbled backstreets. (B) DAY 3 LAGOS. Beach and chill. Done. See how many of the 100+ beaches in the area you can tick off before sunset (epic views included). (B) DAY 4 LAGOS TO ERICEIRA. Set up at the surf camp before we launch into all things mind, body and soul over the next few days. (B,D) DAY 5 ERICEIRA. First time surfer? No stress. Kick off the day with an included lesson to get acquainted with the lingo and skills, and then off you go. Later, adopt the savasana position with an included yoga class before dinner. (B,L,D) DAY 6 ERICEIRA. Learn to surf 101 continued. A new day means new skills to be mastered in our second class before we take on the pro circuit (or not). Attempt to catch some waves or soak up the sun. (B,L,D) DAY 7 ERICEIRA TO LISBON. Back to the heart and soul of Portugal, we meet again with Lisbon. Find (or lose) your bearings on a guided tour of the undulating capital, wander through the narrow cobblestone streets of Alfama and the hip Barrio Alto, and round off the day with a cool beverage beside the Tagus river. (B) DAY 8 LISBON. Quick debrief over breakfast, brag about your new found surfer #skills then say goodbye. Here we wrap up and start planning the next adventure. (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 48 S P E $1 P E R R PE

For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Guided tour of Lisbon ++ Surf lessons ++ Yoga lesson

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

7 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) 7 nights in hostels Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

START MEET AT 4PM IN LISBON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN LISBON


8 DAY | IRISH SHENANIGANS 11

MEALS

2

COUNTRIES

HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE

DUBLIN

WI-FI

NE

W

TR

IP

DUBLIN

63

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

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: DUBLIN, KILARNEY

DAY 1 DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND. Dial up the craic as we meet in Dublin this afternoon. Get your bearings before we head out to capture some great snaps on a walking tour through town. Next up is a visit to the Guinness Storehouse where we drink in the history of Ireland (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 make a pit stop at Blarney Castle. Feeling medieval? Kiss the Blarney Stone and legend has it that you’ll be gifted with ‘The Banter’. (B,D) DAY 3 KILLARNEY. With astounding 1,000m high peaks towering over lakes, waterfalls and woodland, Killarney should keep you well occupied today. Later, gear up for a #throwback tour of Killarney by means of an optional horse and cart. (B) DAY 4 KILLARNEY TO GALWAY. Next up, we journey to Galway. A city steeped in history, it is described by many as the most ‘Irish’ place in Ireland. Tonight, hang with the hipsters and feast on the local cuisine. (B,D)

DAY 5 GALWAY. Opt to venture back to the Ireland of old with a visit to the award winning heritage centre in Connemara, which offers a unique insight into the history of the West of Ireland. Eyre Square and the Spanish Arch are also worth checking out. Your choice. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Walking tour of Dublin ++ Brewery experience at the Guinness Storehouse ++ See the UNESCO World Heritage site of Giant’s Causeway

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

TRIP CODE: EEIRDD S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2018 G

FINISH

22

JUL

29

JUL

29

JUL

5

AUG

17

JUN

24

JUN

24

JUN

1

JUL

5

AUG

12

AUG

1

JUL

8

JUL

12

AUG

19

AUG

8

JUL

15

JUL

19

AUG

26

AUG

15

JUL

22

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 + Driver

G

TRIP PRICE OF $1039 TRIP PRICE OF $1129 TRIP PRICE OF $1219

TOP OPTIONALS

G= Guaranteed Departure

++ Old Irish day out ++ Killarney horse & carriage tour

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

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

DAY 8 BELFAST TO DUBLIN. We sit down for one last Irish breakfast before heading back to Dublin where we say our goodbyes. (B) This is a brand new trip! For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

G

8 DAYS FROM

1039

$

USD 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 6 GALWAY TO BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND. Leaving behind the medieval town walls, we venture to the world-famous Giant’s Causeway to play a huge game of hopscotch before continuing to the ancient city of Derry, famed for its art and foodie scene. Then: the capital of Northern Ireland is calling. (B, D) 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)

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 30 S P E $1 P E R R PE


HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE

64

10 DAY | EUROPEAN ESCAPE

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

BARCELONA

YOUR ROUTE

15

1 STOP & STAY

3

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

VENICE

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

15

LONDON

1 STOP & STAY

4

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

DAY STOP

START

London

ENGLAND

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

2

2

FINISH

London

ENGLAND

Dresden Paris

FRANCE

2 Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2 Dachau Munich

Avignon Pont du Gard

GERMANY

1

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

1

START

Venice ITALY

2

FINISH

2 Barcelona SPAIN

TRIP CODE: EEEDLB S TA R T

TRIP CODE: EESSVL

FINISH

S TA R T

2018 11

APR

19

G

APR

FINISH

13

JUN

21

JUN

17

JUN

25

JUN

S TA R T G

FINISH

S TA R T

22

JUL

30

JUL

G

25

JUL

2

AUG

G

1

AUG

9

AUG

G

8

AUG

16

AUG

15

AUG

23

AUG

FINISH

7

MAY

16

MAY

14

MAY

23

MAY

21

MAY

30

MAY

28

MAY

6

JUN

4

JUN

13

JUN

18

APR

26

APR

20

JUN

28

JUN

25

APR

3

MAY

24

JUN

2

JUL

2

MAY

10

MAY

G

27

JUN

5

JUL

9

MAY

17

MAY

G

1

JUL

9

JUL

G

22

AUG

30

AUG

16

MAY

24

MAY

4

JUL

12

JUL

G

29

AUG

6

SEP

11

JUN

20

JUN

23

MAY

31

MAY

8

JUL

16

JUL

5

SEP

13

SEP

18

JUN

27

30

MAY

7

JUN

11

JUL

19

JUL

G

9

SEP

17

SEP

22

JUN

6

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14

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15

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23

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G

12

SEP

20

SEP

25

JUN

10

JUN

18

JUN

G

18

JUL

26

JUL

29 2

G

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

G

G

G

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 + Driver + On-Site Chefs

S TA R T

2018 G

FINISH

S TA R T

JUL

15

JUL

G

17

AUG

26

AUG

9

JUL

18

JUL

G

20

AUG

29

AUG

13

JUL

22

JUL

G

24

AUG

2

SEP

JUL

25

JUL

G

27

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5

SEP

G

20

JUL

29

JUL

G

3

SEP

12

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G

23

JUL

1

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G

10

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19

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G

G

27

JUL

5

AUG

G

17

SEP

26

SEP

G

JUN

G

30

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8

AUG

24

SEP

3

OCT

G

1

JUL

G

3

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12

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1

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10

OCT

G

4

JUL

G

6

AUG

15

AUG

8

OCT

17

OCT

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8

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10

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19

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G

15

OCT

24

OCT

JUL

11

JUL

G

13

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22

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS

++ Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice ++ Visit former concentration camp Dachau ++ Walking tour in Prague ++ Farewell canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

++ 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 ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chefs

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

DAY 7 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. (B,D) DAYS 8-9 BARCELONA. (B) (B)

DAY 10 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

This trip forms part of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit www.topdeck.travel

This trip forms part of the 27 Day Summer Fun and Sailing trip. See p.84 or visit www.topdeck.travel

DAYS 2-3 PARIS. (B) (B) DAY 4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS. (B, L D) DAY 6 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. (B, L)

TRIP PRICE OF $1199

TRIP PRICE OF $1339

TRIP PRICE OF $1269

TRIP PRICE OF $1379

TRIP PRICE OF $1339

TRIP PRICE OF $1429

G= Guaranteed Departure

G= Guaranteed Departure

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

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

9 DAYS FROM

10 DAYS FROM

1199

$

USD 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!)

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 34 S P E $1 P E R R PE

G

16

DAY 1 VENICE, ITALY. (D) DAY 2 VENICE. (B,D) DAY 3 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. (B, L) DAY 4 MUNICH TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,D) DAY 5 PRAGUE. (B) DAY 6 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) DAY 7 BERLIN. (B) DAY 8 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B) DAY 9 AMSTERDAM. (B,D)

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

FINISH

6

1339

$

USD 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!)

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 34 S P E $1 P E R R PE


9 DAY | WESTERN SPIRIT YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

15

ROME

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE

LONDON

65

WI-FI

DAY STOP

START

London

ENGLAND

2 Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2 Florence

MONACO

Pisa

2

ITALY

1

French Riviera

1 FINISH

Rome

VATICAN CITY

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: FRENCH RIVIERA, ROME

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. In Europe, food comes alive. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. From the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées, you'll be sure to make a solid dent in your bucket list today. Tonight, take an optional Seine River cruise or watch a #throwback bohemian cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Urban charm ain't got nothing on Swiss scenery. Upon arrival, chow down on local cuisine and hit the bar for a nightcap. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Scenic hikes and jaw-dropping views are on today's agenda. Go low key with a mountain walk or hop on board the Jungfraubahn railway for an optional visit to the Jungfrau Mountain summit. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Try your hand at celeb spotting as you explore the world's most lavish waterfront property and take in some of the most Pinterest-worthy views in the world. (B,L)

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

Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower Local guide in Florence French Riviera perfumery experience

MORE INCLUSIONS

S TA R T

27

MAR

4

APR

10

APR

18

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17

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25

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24

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2

MAY

8

MAY

16

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25

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24

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1

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G

31

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8

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7

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15

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14

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22

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29

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28

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11

SEP

19

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23

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30

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29

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6

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TOP OPTIONALS

TRIP CODE: EESSLR

5

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13

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18

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26

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20

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++ Jungfrau excursion START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

TRIP PRICE OF $1469

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DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Take THAT shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before trucking on to Florence to eat, sleep, repeat in the foodie capital of the world. (B,D)

This trip forms part of the 24 Day Spirit of Europe and the 27 Day Summer Fun and Sailing trips. For a detailed itinerary please visit www.topdeck.travel

FINISH 2018

22

TRIP PRICE OF $1249

DAY 9 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. After breakfast, we’re outta here. But before you go, don’t miss a chance to steal a look at the pope’s hang out spot - the Vatican City. (B)

S TA R T

++ 8 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 5 nights in hostel accommodation & 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 + Driver + On-Site Chefs

DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Roll into Monaco for a guided tour and the chance to see how the 1% live. Feeling lucky? Hit the tables at the Monte Carlo Casino and make it rain (or not). (B)

DAY 8 FLORENCE TO ROME. Pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit ancient history's version of The Hunger Games set at the Colosseum. (B)

TRIP CODE: EECELR

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TRIP PRICE OF $1359

9 DAYS FROM

1249

$

USD 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!)

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 39 S P E $1 P E R R PE


10 D A Y | S C A N D I E X P R E S S

HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE

66

BERLIN

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

OSLO

17

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

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2 FINISH

Oslo

Stockholm

NORWAY

SWEDEN

2 Copenhagen DENMARK

2 START

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GERMANY

CLOCKWISE: COPENHAGEN, STOCKHOLM

DAY 1 BERLIN, GERMANY. Drop your bags and get the trip admin sorted at the hostel, before getting to know your new trip pals over dinner. (D)

TRIP CODE: EERSGO S TA R T

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TRIP PRICE OF $1379 TRIP PRICE OF $1459 TRIP PRICE OF $1549

DAY 2 BERLIN. Join the optional Third Reich walking tour for an insight into what the city was like under Nazi rule during World War II. Tonight, hit the hotspots on an optional tour. (B) DAY 3 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. FYI: the UN calls Copenhagen the happiest city on earth. (B, L, D) DAY 4 COPENHAGEN. Free day – yay! Uncover the food market gems scattered across the city and satisfy your inner gastronome. Try the food markets on Paper Island for a luxe ‘warehouse vibe’ experience. (B)

10 DAYS FROM

DAY 5 COPENHAGEN TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. Sweden’s capital packs design, fashion and some multicultural vibes you wouldn’t expect this close to the Arctic Circle. (B, L, D)

USD PER PERSON

DAY 6 STOCKHOLM. We've cleared your schedule to wander the city to your heart's content. Stroll through one of Stockholm’s many museums or enjoy the greenery of Djurgården islet. (B)

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

1379

$

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 7 STOCKHOLM. The day is yours to meander through medieval Gamla Stan or visit the City Hall. Watch the changing of the guards at the Royal Palace and drink copious amounts of quality coffee. (B) DAY 8 STOCKHOLM TO OSLO, NORWAY. Onwards to Oslo. Cue Christmas trees and pretty lakes as you settle in for a day of nature-filled sights on the way to Norway’s capital. This afternoon, hit our campsite for dinner in the land of the midnight sun. (B, L, D)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 38 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 9 OSLO. Stroll through Gustav Vigeland's sculpture park this morning before a driving tour and an optional visit to the seafaring themed Viking Ship Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum and Fram Polar Ship.

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

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

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Berlin Alternative Tour & Nightlife Tour ++ Guided tour of Stockholm City Hall ++ Visit The Viking Ship Museum

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hostels, 2 nights in bungalows ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + Topdeck Chef START MEET AT 5PM IN BERLIN FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN OSLO

Take the rest of the day off to soak up the capital’s funky 60s vibe. (B, L)

DAY 10 OSLO. Today we love and leave you – Oslo is all yours. Go forth and explore - but don’t forget to plan the next adventure with your fellow #topdeckers! (B) This trip forms part of the 37 Day Red Star Special. For a detailed itinerary please visit www.topdeck.travel


10 D A Y | T R A I L O F C O L U M B U S YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

BARCELONA

14

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2

COUNTRIES

HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE

LISBON

67

WI-FI

DAY STOP

San Sebastián

2 Zaragoza

Porto

2

Segovia Salamanca SPAIN

Sintra

FINISH

1 Barcelona

2 Madrid

START

2 Lisbon

PORTUGAL

CLOCKWISE: BARCELONA

DAY 1 LISBON, PORTUGAL. Find (or lose) your bearings of the undulating capital and let the Jeronimos Monastery and the World Heritage listed Belem Tower feed your daily dose of history. A local meal will sustain a night of dancing in Bairro Alto. Oi! (D) DAY 2 LISBON. Get lost in the medieval maze that is Alfama, the oldest neighbourhood in Lisbon, or venture up to São Jorge Castle for epic views and a history lesson on Moorish culture. Afterwards, wind down in the Lisbon Botanical Gardens. (B) DAY 3 LISBON TO PORTO. If you think Porto has something to do with port wine, you're right. A quick stop in Sintra to visit the Palacio Nacional da Pena, and Vila Nova de Gaia, then we hit the cellars! Cue raised pinkies and pretentious dialogue. (B, D) DAY 4 PORTO. Check out Ribeira, the famous old town of Porto, on a guided walking tour. Medieval streets, quirky alleyways and hand-painted azulejos culminate in a stunning port with traditional fishing boats bobbing along the river shores. (B)

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

Port winery tour & tasting in Porto Visit Sintra Visit UNESCO Heritage listed city Porto Visit the Valley of the Fallen & Segovia Farewell dinner in Barcelona

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 + Driver

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

DAY 6 MADRID. Another day to roam free. Check out the Royal Palace, home to one of Europe's oldest monarchies, then stroll through the expansive Plaza Mayor. Get your art fix at the Prado Museum or make like a local at one of the buzzing bistros at Malasaña.

DAY 9 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO BARCELONA. First stop today is Zaragoza then it's on to Barcelona for a final sangria to celebrate (or lament) the end of another adventure. Salud! (B, D)

(B, D)

(B)

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12

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14

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TRIP PRICE OF $1209

TOP OPTIONALS

DAY 8 SAN SEBASTIÁN. (Attempt to) catch some waves or soak up the sun. Either way, you'll experience why this Basque hotspot is known for its beaches – and of course its infectious tapas culture.

DAY 7 MADRID TO SAN SEBASTIÁN. Onward to San Sebastián via the Valley of the Fallen and Segovia, another World Heritage-listed city. Let’s just say dinner will be well deserved, you history buffs, you.

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TRIP PRICE OF $1269

++ Six Bridges boat cruise down the Douro river ++ Madrid food tour ++ Surfing lesson in San Sebastián

DAY 5 PORTO TO MADRID, SPAIN. On to the old haunts of Picasso, Dalí, Miró and a number of enviably creative artists from the ritzy 1920s. But first: Salamanca optional visit, one of the most spectacular renaissance cities in Europe and home to the oldest university in Spain. (B, D)

(B)

TRIP CODE: EESPXB

TRIP PRICE OF $1339 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

10 DAYS FROM

1209

$

USD 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 10 BARCELONA. Should you stay or should you go? Your call, but we're outta here after breakfast. (B) This trip forms part of the 21 Day Iberian Voyager. For a detailed itinerary please visit www.topdeck.travel

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 21 S P E $1 P E R R PE


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

HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE

68

LONDON

LONDON

19

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

2

START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

1 Rhine Valley

2

Dachau

Paris

1 Munich

FRANCE

GERMANY

Swiss Alps

2

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2 Venice ITALY

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: VENICE, AMSTERDAM, SWISS ALPS, PARIS

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Over to Paris for a guided tour. Plus: a gourmet picnic next to the Eiffel Tower. (D)

TRIP CODE: EENDLL S TA R T

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TRIP PRICE OF $1449 TRIP PRICE OF $1559 TRIP PRICE OF $1679 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

11 DAYS FROM

1449

$

USD 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 PARIS. From the Louvre to the Champs Elysées, you'll be sure to make a solid dent in your bucket list today. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Upon arrival in the Swiss Alps, chow down on local cuisine and hit the bar for a nightcap. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Go low key with a mountain walk or pay an optional visit to the Jungfrau Mountain summit. (B,L) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Have an Eat Pray Love-worthy relationship with an irresistible Italian (meal) and get pumped for living out your own version of The Italian Job tomorrow. (B,D) DAY 6 VENICE. Check out St Mark's Square and Accademia Bridge, then jump on a vaporetto and explore the Grand Canal. (B,D) DAY 7 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. Your Trip Leader will clue you up on the Bavarian capital on a walking tour. (B,L) DAY 8 MUNICH TO RHINE VALLEY. Medieval castles, vineyards and the mighty Rhine River are all up next today. (B, D) DAY 9 RHINE VALLEY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Learn how cheddar and those chunky wooden shoes are made, and then get your bearings on a walking tour. (B) DAY 10 AMSTERDAM. Delve deeper with a visit to the Anne Frank House or the Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum. Top it off with a dinner cruise. (B,D)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 32 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 11 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Time to start planning the next adventure! (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

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

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 10 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 8 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 + Driver + On-Site Chefs

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++

Scenic river cruise on the Seine 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


13 D A Y | R O M A N C H A R I O T YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

ROME

17

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE

LONDON

69

WI-FI

DAY STOP

START

London

ENGLAND

2 Paris

FRANCE

2

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Avignon Pont du Gard

1

Florence ITALY

MONACO

Pisa

2 French Riviera

2 Barcelona

2

Orvieto

1 FINISH

SPAIN

Rome

CLOCKWISE: BARCELONA, FRENCH RIVIERA

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Meet the crew and jump across the English Channel, then Instagram your first selfie over an EPIC gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. This morning: free time en Francais. End your day with an optional Seine River cruise or a #throwback bohemian cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Trade in Parisian streets for snowy peaks. Prepare for OMG views. Later, chow down on Swiss cuisine and hit the bar for a nightcap. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Go low key with a mountain walk or hop on board the Jungfraubahn railway for an optional visit to the Jungfrau Mountain summit. (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. Today we hit Avignon, home to the magnificent Palais des Papes (one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe). (B) DAY 6 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. Tick off the Columbus Monument, Montjuïc (site of the 1992 Olympics) and Gaudi's yet to be finished Sagrada Família on a driving tour. (B,D) DAY 7 BARCELONA. Hit the side streets and alleyways of Las Ramblas or give in to your inner football fanatic and kneel to the sporting gods at Camp Nou. (B) DAY 8 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Today we rub shoulders with the rich and famous at the world's most lavish waterfront property – the French Riviera. (B) DAY 9 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Bring your paparazzi posse to the beach or let loose among the designer boutiques in Nice's Old Town. Later: we hit up Monaco for a guided tour. (B) DAY 10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Onwards to Florence. Take THAT shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before trucking on to the Tuscan hills outside Florence to eat, sleep, repeat. (B, D)

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

Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower Paris city driving tour French Riviera perfumery experience Local guide in Florence

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in hostels, 1 night in a hotel, 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 + Driver + On-Site Chefs

TRIP CODE: EEGELR S TA R T

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Bike tour of Paris ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona ++ Scenic Jungfrau excursion in the Swiss Alps START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ROME

DAY 11 FLORENCE. Get an in-depth tour of the city with a local guide. Then: use the afternoon to meet a guy named David doing his best Blue Steel in the Accademia Gallery. (B) DAY 12: FLORENCE TO ROME. Make like Caesar and work up a ‘colossus’ hunger as you pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, and sit on the Spanish Steps. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF $1929 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

13 DAYS FROM

1699

$

USD 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 13 ROME. Today, we say goodbye after breakfast. Facebook friends, anyone? (B) This trip forms part of the 28 Day Grand European trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit www.topdeck.travel

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 31 S P E $1 P E R R PE


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

HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE

70

AMSTERDAM

AMSTERDAM

6

MEALS

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COUNTRIES

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NETHERLANDS

1 1

Heidelberg

1

GERMANY

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Paris

FRANCE

Dachau

Swiss Alps

2

Venice ITALY

SWITZERLAND

2 Florence Pisa

1

Rome

2

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ROME, 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. (B,D)

TRIP CODE: EEETAA S TA R T

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TRIP PRICE OF $1599 TRIP PRICE OF $1719 TRIP PRICE OF $1849 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

14 DAYS FROM

1599

$

USD 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 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 enjoy an optional Gondola ride (it’s the only way to travel here). (B,D) (B,D) DAYS 6-7 VENICE TO ROME. 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)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 15 S P E $1 P E R R PE

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 ‘cos you’ll wanna capture the views coming your way. Optional activities include a ride to the top of Jungfrau, skydiving over massive mountains, floating down the Aare River or even a helicopter ride. (B,D) (B) 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,L) (B,D)

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

Walking 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 & the famous Leaning Tower Walking tour of Florence with local guide Driving tour of Paris & 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 + Driver + On-Site Chefs

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Guided tour of Vatican City ++ Scenic Jungfrau excursion in the Swiss Alps ++ 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) This is a brand new trip! For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit www.topdeck.travel


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

YOUR ROUTE

23

6

MEALS

COUNTRIES

1 STOP & STAY

HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE

LONDON

71

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

Berlin

2

2

NETHERLANDS

START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

Munich

2

GERMANY

Paris

1

FRANCE

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Florence

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MUNICH, FLORENCE

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,D) DAY 7 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B) DAY 8 ROME TO VENICE. (B) DAY 9 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. (B,L) DAY 10 MUNICH TO BERLIN. (B) DAY 11 BERLIN. (B) DAY 12 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS.

(B)

DAY 13 AMSTERDAM. (B,D) DAY 14 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

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

TRIP CODE: EEEWLL S TA R T

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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 ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chefs

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++

Traditional cabaret show in Paris Scenic Jungfrau excursion 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

TRIP PRICE OF $1819 TRIP PRICE OF $1939 TRIP PRICE OF $2069 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

14 DAYS FROM

1819

$

USD 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!)

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 30 S P E $1 P E R R PE


15 D A Y | C L A S S I C E U R O P E

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: PARIS, BARCELONA, VENICE

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). They call it Pah-ree, we call it love at first sight. First up: a city driving tour and included Eiffel Tower picnic. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Shop until you drop at Champs-Élysées 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 go and bid au revoir to Paris. Enter beautiful Bordeaux today. (B,L) DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN. Au revoir, Bordeaux – we’re headed for 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 to help you get your bearings. Later: uncover the food market gems scattered across the city and satisfy your inner gastronome. (B,D) DAY 6 BARCELONA. Next up, rowdy Gaudí. Free day today to tick off Park Güell or the Sagrada Família. At night, rumble with La Ramblas. (B)

15 DAYS FROM

DAY 7 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Bye bye, Barça. Hello, to the turquoise waters and lush stylings of the French Riv. (B)

USD PER PERSON

DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Picture 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)

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

1929

$

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 9 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Roll up and out of the Riviera and onwards to the Alps. Aim high and think epic peaks. (B,D)

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

French Riviera perfumery experience Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Paris city driving tour Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Local guide in Florence

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 14 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 1 night in a hotel, 8 nights in hostels & 5 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chefs

TOP OPTIONALS ++ 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 12 VENICE. A vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal and a walking tour unveils the treasures of St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. (B,D) DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. A must-do stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before arriving in Florence. (B,L,D)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 29 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 10 SWISS ALPS. Scenic hikes and jaw-dropping views are on today's agenda. (B,L,D)

DAY 14 FLORENCE TO ROME. Create the ultimate Roman Holiday in one day with a whirlwind of Vespas, espresso, two-cheek kisses and pizza the way it's supposed to taste. (B)

DAY 11 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Stop off in Verona to view Juliet’s balcony before arriving in the city of canals. (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) This trip forms part of the 49 Day Mega European trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit www.topdeck.travel


15 D A Y | E A S T M E E T S W E S T LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

18

8

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HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE

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73

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2 Copenhagen DENMARK

Amsterdam

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London

Hamburg

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Auschwitz -Birkenau

2

2 Kraków

POLAND

Vienna

AUSTRIA

Bratislava

1

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2 START

Budapest

HUNGARY

CLOCKWISE: BERLIN

DAYS 1-2 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Meet your group, then check out Hero's Square, Parliament House, the National Palace, Fisherman's Bastion and swanky Andrássy Ave. After gorging on cabbage rolls and dumplings, roll into bed. (D) (B) DAY 3 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Move on to Vienna – but first, a pit stop at Bratislava, Slovakia. Later, pick your Baroque from Rococo as we slide into The City of Dreams. Wave hello to the President as we go past the Hofburg Palace – and because one palace isn't enough, we also take a peek at the Schonbrunn. (B) DAYS 4-5 VIENNA TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. On to gothic Kraków to devour all the pierogi. Legend has it a dragon had to be defeated in order for Kraków to be built (with a sulphur-stuffed lamb as bait). Miraculously untouched by the effects of war, this city boasts some serious Middle Ages swag and a quaint Old Town neighbourhood. (B) (B) DAYS 6-7 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Learn more about the Holocaust at the AuschwitzBirkenau concentration camp. Sombre, yes, but an important introduction to the region's history. Next: crack on to Prague. Welcome to a land of cheap beer and fairytale-like architecture. (B,D) (B) DAYS 8-9 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. First up, rock and roll over to 800-year-old Dresden – a city virtually destroyed in WWII and then rebuilt – and ogle the Frauenkirche. Next, it’s onwards 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. (B,D) (B) DAYS 10-11 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Home of more Nordic ‘cool’ than you can poke a hipster’s beard at, Copenhagen is sure to impress. Uncover the food market gems scattered across the city and satisfy your inner gastronome. Romantic streak? Check out The Little Mermaid, a tribute to the fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen's pre-Disney masterpieces. (B) (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

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 + Driver

TRIP CODE: EEMEHL S TA R T 7

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DAY 13-14 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 notoriously liberal city has to offer. (B) (B,D) DAY 15 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we head back to London, where this trip of a lifetime ends. (B) This trip forms part of the 49 Day Mega European trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit www.topdeck.travel

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

DAY 12 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. On to Hamburg, aka the ‘Gateway to the World’. Boasting 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 also boasts 3km of funfair AND Europe’s biggest Japanese garden. (B)

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15 DAYS FROM

$

1619

USD 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!)

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 08 S P E $1 P E R R PE


16 D A Y | E A S T E R N E X P R E S S

HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE

74

ROME

YOUR ROUTE

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26

LONDON

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8

COUNTRIES

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Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

2

2

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London

ENGLAND

Dresden

GERMANY

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CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen Austrian Alps AUSTRIA

2

Postojna Caves Venice

2

Lake Bled

1 Ljubljana

SLOVENIA

Pag Island CROATIA

START

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TRIP PRICE OF $2039 TRIP PRICE OF $2139 TRIP PRICE OF $2239 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

16 DAYS FROM

2039

$

USD 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 1 ROME, ITALY. Meet your Trip Leader and step back to 753 BC in one of the world's oldest open-air museums on a walking tour and 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 your own version of The Italian Job tomorrow. (B,D) (B,D) DAYS 4-6 VENICE TO PAG ISLAND, CROATIA VIA POSTOJNA CAVES, SLOVENIA. Check out Postojna Caves and cast your eye out for stalagmites on the way to one of Croatia's coolest today. 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) – capital of Slovenia. (B) DAYS 8-9 LJUBLJANA TO AUSTRIAN ALPS, AUSTRIA. Lake Bled is one of those names that keeps popping up in all those lists of amazing places; find out why as we climb the Austrian Alps. Take in the mountain air by foot or bike (B,D) (B,L) DAYS 10-11 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Begin the day with a sobering visit to the former concentration camp Mauthausen. Then: on to Prague to fuel up on trdelník (pastry deliciousness) before a walking tour amongst the spires and cobblestone streets. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 12-13 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Get acquainted with 800-year-old Dresden, before making your beard all the more ironic in Berlin. Currywurst, anyone? (B,D) (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 28 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAYS 14-15 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Cheese lovers, rejoice. Your next stop is a local Dutch farm to see how cheddar (and clogs) gets made. Next: Amsterdam for mayo-dipped fries and dazzling red lights. (B) (B,D)

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

Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Pag island getaway Visit Lake Bled in Slovenia Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 15 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D) ++ 10 nights in hostels, 3 nights in bungalows & 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 + Driver + On-Site Chefs

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Postojna Caves in Slovenia ++ Beer tasting in Prague START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 16 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we ferry back to London. (B) This trip forms part of the 28 Day Grand European trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit www.topdeck.travel


16 D A Y | G A U D Í & G L I T Z ATHENS

YOUR ROUTE

23

6

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HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE

BARCELONA

75

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Verona

2 Venice ITALY

MONACO

2 French Riviera

START

2 Barcelona

FRANCE

1 Florence

Pisa

Rome

SPAIN

2

VATICAN CITY

1 overnight ferry FINISH

Athens

GREECE

1 1 Mykonos

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MYKONOS, BARCELONA

DAY 1-2 BARCELONA, SPAIN. Bienvenidos to the city of art nouveau, alluring accents and most importantly, tapas. We’re in Barça, baby! (D) (B) DAY 3 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Get that selfie stick out as we roll on north along the coast to rub shoulders with the rich and famous at the world's most lavish waterfront property, aka the French Riviera. (B) DAY 4 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Roll out the red carpet and wear your best fake Rolex, it’s go time. Dodge the paparazzi on the promenade before we hit the casinos of Monaco tonight. It’s your time to shine. (B)

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

Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Local guide in Florence French Riviera perfumery experience Sun, sea & party on Mykonos

MORE INCLUSIONS

TRIP CODE: EEEDBA S TA R T

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DAY 6 VENICE. Get acquainted with Venice’s best on a walking tour, before taking to the canals on an optional gondola ride. Corny smooching encouraged. (B,D)

TOP OPTIONALS

TRIP PRICE OF $2189

++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Vatican City tour in Rome

TRIP PRICE OF $2319

DAYS 10-11 ROME TO ATHENS, GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Back on land after an overnight ferry trip, stretch your legs and explore the cradle of civilization on a guided tour. Cue jaw drop at the Acropolis and Parthenon then grab some yiros or hit the sack. (B) (B,D)

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DAYS 8-9 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Onwards to Rome. Make like Caesar (the emperor, not the salad) and work up a ‘colossus’ hunger as you pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit ancient history's version of The Hunger Games set at the Colosseum. (B,D) (B)

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++ 15 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotels, 4 nights in hostels, 5 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 + Driver + On-Site Chefs

DAY 7 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Take THAT shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa today before trucking on to the Tuscan hills outside Florence to eat, sleep, repeat in the foodie capital of the world. (B,L,D)

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DAYS 12-14 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Ferry over to Mykonos (aka 'that island with the cute windmills') for two nights of tropical bliss. Epic beaches, sinfully good local restaurants and a bustling nightlife. What's not to love? #sorrynotsorry. (B,D) (B) (B)

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

DAY 15 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. Make your way back to Athens with a heavy heart (or a hearty headache) for a much needed early night. You'll get your bearings on a guided driving tour before checking in. (B)

USD PER PERSON

DAY 16 ATHENS. Share a last kleftiko with your new BFFs. Our trip ends after breakfast. (B) This trip forms part of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit www.topdeck.travel

16 DAYS FROM

2189

$

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!)

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 37 S P E $1 P E R R PE


17 D A Y | E U R O P E A N PAT H WAY

HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE

76

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BERLIN, AMSTERDAM

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17 DAYS FROM

2199

$

USD 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 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). OMG, did someone say Paris? Meet the team, ogle the city on a driving tour and feast at our #epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. You’ll have the entire day to eat and explore before wrapping up with an optional river cruise or cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. We’re off to the Alps with a drive worthy of the Tour de France. Stay in Lauterbrunnen, a tiny village that inspired Tolkien’s elvish world of Rivendell. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Jump on an optional ride to the top of the spectacular Jungfrau mountain for some #epicviews. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Head south to Italy’s foodie/renaissance art capital. The tomatoes here have quite the reputation. Then again so does the art, the wine and the food. (B,L) DAY 6 FLORENCE TO ROME. Lots to see today: the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, the ancient Roman Forum, the Colosseum and...phew. (B,D) DAY 7 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Visit the Vatican Sistine Chapel or let the city’s winding alleys lead the way. (B) DAY 8 ROME TO VENICE. Venice goes by many names; Queen of the Adriatic, City of Canals and the City of Bridges. We call it awesome. (B,D) DAY 9 VENICE. Today we’ve got the vaporetto lined up and will show you the ropes. Don’t miss the magic duo of bubbly and peach (this city’s home to the Bellini). (B,D) DAY 10 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. Say guten tag to the Bavarian beer halls and roasted pork knuckles of Munich. (B,L) DAY 11 MUNICH TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Arrive in Prague to explore a city that offers way more than the obvious. (B,D)

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DAY 12 PRAGUE. Loads of free time to explore Prague’s nooks and crannies today. Check out the city’s worldrenowned beer range. (B) DAY 13 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Stop in 800-year-old Dresden on the way to the German capital.

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

Local guide in Florence Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 16 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) ++ 10 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 + Driver + On-­Site Chefs

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Traditional cabaret in Paris ++ Scenic Jungfrau excursion in the Swiss Alps START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

Cue brilliant food, history, and nightclubs without the velvet rope nonsense. (B,D)

DAY 14 BERLIN. Start your day with an optional history lesson at the Berlin Wall. (B) DAY 15 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Get excited as we head to a city with more contrasts than you can shake a herring at. (B) DAY 16 AMSTERDAM. Grab some frites and mayo, check out the Red Light District or hit the museums. (B,D) DAY 17 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we head back to London. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit www.topdeck.travel


17 D A Y | T H E C O A S TA L R O A M ROME

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FRANCE

Loire Valley

San Sebastián

2 Bordeaux

ITALY

Florence

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Pisa

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Zaragoza

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2 Barcelona

1

VATICAN CITY

2 Madrid 1 Valencia

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SAN SEBASTIÁN, VALENCIA, PARIS

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. Watch Paris do her thang. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Soak up all the Parisian vibes. Roll along the River Seine with an optional bike tour or get cruise-y. Tonight: cabaret anyone? (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Home to over 9,000 wine producers, Bordeaux knows the A to Z of a fine drop. FYI: UNESCO World Heritage site alert. (B,L) DAY 4 BORDEAUX. Free day - snack on canelé then see how many grapes you can squeeze into one day. (B) DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN. Wine time? Learn from the Bordeaux wine bosses with an included tasting. #Fancy. Later, head to San Sebastián. (B,D) DAY 6 SAN SEBASTIÁN. Free day: take the surfing optional and shaka Spaniard style. Later, find the old town and thank us later. (B) DAY 7 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO MADRID. Head inland to the capital. Home to some big ol’ masterpieces and Real Madrid FC. Swap stories over an included dinner. (B,D)

DAY 8 MADRID. Conquer Madrid and make it all yours, but just 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. Cue walking tour and insert #instaworthy pics here. (B) DAY 10 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Say hey Barcelona! Shall we dance? Tonight: Flamenco show optional. (B,D) DAY 11 BARCELONA. Rumble along Las Ramblas to find a feast of pintxos and a taste of those fresh as night vibes. (B) 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)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower ++ Guided tour of Florence ++ Wine tasting in Bordeaux

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 16 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotels, 11 night in hostels, 3 nights in bungalows in European campsites ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

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DAY 13 MARSEILLE. Continue that foodie mission with a serve of bouillabaisse – a big ol’ fishy stew. (B)

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DAY 14 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Time to roll on to Florence, aka the home of the world’s best gelato and most awe-inspiring open air museum. End your day in true Italian fashion: in a carb induced coma at a local trattoria. It would be rude not to. (B,D)

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DAY 15 FLORENCE. Hit the streets with a local guide. Keep an eye out for the essentials, then strut along the Ponte Vecchio. Afterwards, take a peek at that naked dude, David. (B)

2119

$

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 16 FLORENCE TO ROME. Stop off at Pisa for THAT tourist shot, then prepare yourself for the ultimate walking tour as we arrive in Rome. Major sights ahead. Treat yo' self and go pizza hunting afterwards – trust us, you'll need it. (B) DAY 17 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Sip that last shot of espresso and say goodbye today. (B) This trip forms part of the 25 Day Summer Compass trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit www.topdeck.travel

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 25 S P E $1 P E R R PE


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: DUBROVNIK, PRAGUE, BERLIN, COPENHAGFEN

YOUR ROUTE

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DAY 8 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Today we move on to Vienna – but first, a pit stop at Bratislava, Slovakia. Later, pick your Baroque from Rococo and top off your day with a search for schnitzels and apple strudel. (B)

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Amsterdam

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DAYS 9-10 VIENNA TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. On to gothic Kraków to devour all the pierogi. Legend has it a dragon had to be defeated in order for Kraków to be built (with a sulphur-stuffed lamb as bait). This city boasts some serious Middle Ages swag and a quaint Old Town neighbourhood. (B) (B)

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DAYS 1-3 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. Meet the group, wander Dubrovnik's tiny cobblestoned streets, steal a cold beer on the wall as the sun sets over the Adriatic and prepare yourself for the journey ahead. Good times are coming your way! (D) (B) (B)

capitalism as we dig into Belgrade. Serbia's religious and political past has cultivated a diverse cultural landscape throughout the city. Today we visit the Srebrenica Memorial to pay our respects and for a sobering reminder of events past. (B)

DAY 4 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. 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)

DAYS 6-7 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Hello, twin cities: Buda and Pest. Check out Hero's Square, Parliament House, the National Palace, Fisherman's Bastion and swanky Andrássy Ave. This city has enough baroque, neoclassical and art nouveau architecture to keep you puzzled for hours. Top tip: goulash is a MUST. (B,D) (B)

DAY 5 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. More of Eastern Europe's unique mix of glasnost and

DAYS 11-12 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Learn more about the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Sombre, yes, but an important introduction to the region's history. Next: crack on to Prague. Welcome to a land of cheap beer and fairytale-like architecture. (B,D) (B) DAYS 13-14 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Berlin, here we come! Prep yourself for currywurst, absinthe and more hipsters per capita than anywhere else. We’ll drive you around to see (what’s left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate. (B,D) (B) DAYS 15-16 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Home of more Nordic cool than you can poke a hipster’s beard at, Copenhagen is sure to impress. Uncover the food market gems scattered across the city and satisfy your inner gastronome. (B) (B) DAY 17 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. On to Hamburg, aka the ‘Gateway to the World’. Boasting more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined, it’s one of the hippest cities in Europe. If you hear "Hummel, Hummel" be sure to reply with "Mors, Mors". Don't ask. Later, check out the nightlife at the Port. (B) DAYS 18-19 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Welcome to the ‘Dam. Get your clogs on for a walking tour, see the Dam Square, Royal Palace and National Monument, then delve deeper


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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 trip forms part of the 49 Day Mega European trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit www.topdeck.travel

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Walking tour of Sarajevo ++ Walking tour of Amsterdam ++ Visit to the Srebrenica memorial

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

19 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) 2 nights in hotels & 17 nights in hostels English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

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++ Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik ++ Alternative Tour & Nightlife Tour of Berlin

TRIP PRICE OF $2899

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

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20 DAYS FROM

2669

$

USD 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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20 D A Y | E U R O P E A N G E TAWAY

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80

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2 Venice

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Pisa

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Orvieto Rome

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ROME, AMSTERDAM, FRENCH RIVIERA, SWISS ALPS

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DAYS 1-2 LONDON 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) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. No rest for the wicked as we head across the Swiss border to the Alps, where Blofeld chased 007 down the ski slopes. Yodel from the top of Jungfrau mountain or hit the mountain bike trails. (B,L,D) (B,L) DAYS 5-6 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Glitz, glamour and high heels. Bring your paparazzi posse to the beach or just chill out under the Mediterranean sun. (B) (B) DAYS 7-8 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Time to see Pisa about that tower. Then: culinary art meets renaissance art in Florence, a city that’s half artisan food market and half outdoor museum. Say ciao to the world’s most famous nude statue (Michelangelo’s David) then eat, eat, eat. (B,D) (B) DAYS 9-10 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Today we travel southwards to take on the streets of Rome. Cue Spanish Steps, the Roman Forum and the Pantheon. (B,D) (B)

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DAYS 11-12 ROME TO VENICE. To Verona for a bit of Romeo and Juliet at the world’s most famous balcony. Then on to Venice, where gondolas, canals and 118 bridges await. You know what to do. (B,D) (B,D)

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DAY 13 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS, AUSTRIA. Grab your #gopro, it’s action time! (B,L,D)

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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!)

DAYS 14-15 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. A sobering visit to the former concentration camp Mauthausen. Then: on to Prague we go! Hit up the castle, the Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square or go golem chasing in the Jewish quarter. (B,L,D) (B)

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DAYS 16-17 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. We hit up the 800-year-old city Dresden before heading to funky and modern Berlin for a driving tour. See Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag building and the Holocaust Memorial with a local guide or set your own agenda. (B,D) (B)

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

Paris city driving tour Local guide in Florence Italian feast & stay at a resort in Tuscany Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam French Riviera perfumery experience Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 19 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotels, 10 nights in hostels, 6 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 + Driver + On-Site Chefs

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Vatican City tour ++ Seine River cruise START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAYS 18-19 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam: Home to cheese, clogs and tulips. Also home to the tallest people in the world, 15 Nobel prize winners and an undying love for herring. Explore the city by bike and check out the first Red Light District to turn into a tourist attraction. (B) (B,D) DAY 20 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we ferry back to London. (B) For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www.topdeck.travel


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DAY 1 BARCELONA, SPAIN. Tick off your must-do items: the Columbus Monument, Sagrada Família, Montjuic, Pueblo Español and Las Ramblas. Then: tapas. (D) DAYS 2-3 BARCELONA TO VALENCIA. A whole morning exploring Barcelona before we head to Valencia via the Cava Caves (optional). In 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. (B,D) (B) DAYS 4-5 VALENCIA TO GRANADA. Leave paella town for Granada, the last Moorish city in Spain to fall to the Christians. Then check out the palaces and gardens of the old Alhambra fortress. (B) (B) DAY 6 GRANADA TO ASILAH, MOROCCO. Head across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. Enter Asilah, a gorgeous whitewashed resort town that echoes Greece in looks and boasts Spanish-like cuisine. (B,D) DAYS 7-9 ASILAH TO FES. The oldest and largest medieval city in the world also has Morocco’s best foodie scene. Embrace the cumin. Survival tip: If you hear the word ‘balak’, it means you’re about to get run over by a mule. (B,D) (B) (B) DAYS 10-11 FES TO SEVILLE, SPAIN. Seville has perfected three things: flamenco, tapas and the art of having fun. Hit up Casa de la Guitarra to experience a renaissance of flamencologists. (B,D) (B) DAYS 12-13 SEVILLE TO LISBON, PORTUGAL. Start off with Jeronimos Monastery and the World Heritage-listed Belem Tower, and don’t miss the elevator in Santa Justa, aka the Eiffel Tower’s little cousin. (B,D) (B) DAYS 14-15 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, then we hit the cellars. Then: check out Ribeira, the famous medieval old town of Porto. (B,D) (B)

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

Guided tour of the Alhambra, Granada Local guide in Fes & Volubilis Port winery tour & tasting in Porto Welcome & farewell dinner in Barcelona Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed cities Porto & 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 + Driver

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DAYS 16-17 PORTO TO MADRID, SPAIN. On to the old haunts of Picasso, Dalí, Miró and a number of old-time celebs you read about in school. But first: Salamanca, home to the oldest university in Spain. (B,D) (B) DAYS 18-19 MADRID TO SAN SEBASTIÁN. First stop Segovia then it’s on to Sebastián. Try surfing or just chill on the beach. Don’t worry, there are enough pintxos to keep you occupied for a lifetime. (B,D) (B) DAYS 20-21 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO BARCELONA. Today is Zaragoza then it’s on to Barcelona for a final sangria to celebrate/lament the end of another adventure. (B,D) (B) For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www.topdeck.travel

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Cava Caves tour ++ Flamenco show in Seville

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TRIP PRICE OF $2799 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

21 DAYS FROM

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USD 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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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ROME, FLORENCE, BERLIN, PARIS

DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Bright city lights and love in the air as we kick off our trip in Paris. Then it’s picnic time at the Eiffel Tower. (D) (B)

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USD 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!)

DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Loosen your jaw with the epic scenery outside your window en route to the Swiss Alps. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAYS 5-6 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Time for some celebrity spotting and mingling with stars at the casinos of Monaco. (B,L) (B) DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. A quick stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa on our way to Florence. Gluttony encouraged. (B,D) (B) DAYS 8-9 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Next stop, Rome for a tour of Caesar’s old stomping ground. (B) (B,D) DAYS 10-11 ROME TO VENICE. Explore St Mark’s Square, the Rialto Bridge and the rest of Venice’s grand cast on foot. Also: jump on a vaporetto and take on the canals. (B,D) (B,D) DAYS 12-13 VENICE TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. The Opera House, St Stephen’s Cathedral, and the Hofburg Palace await in Vienna. (B,L) (B) DAYS 14-15 VIENNA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. A walking tour through Bratislava before heading to the twin cities of Buda and Pest to check out hot springs and art nouveau.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Paris city driving tour ++ Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice ++ Local guide in Florence ++ 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 + Driver + On-Site Chefs

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Viennese Chamber Orchestra ++ Berlin Alternative Tour & Nightlife tour START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

M RO YF D DA US ON R 19 S P E $1 P E R R PE

(B) (B)

DAYS 20-21 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Dresden’s history dates back 800 years and makes for an interesting break on our journey to Berlin – possibly the most happening city in Europe. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 16-17 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. We reverse back through Slovakia before arriving in Kraków. Here, visit Europe’s largest old town square and the castle of the Polish Kings. (B) (B)

DAYS 22-23 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Next: artsy Amsterdam. Hop on an optional bike ride along the canals, before going allout with a farewell feast. (B) (B,D)

DAYS 18-19 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. En route to Prague, a sobering visit to the former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Then, tour the Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and Old Town. (B,D) (B)

DAY 24 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we ferry back to London. (B) For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www.topdeck.travel


25 D A Y | S U M M E R C O M PA S S LONDON

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CLOCKWISE: ROME, MARSEILLE

DAYS 1-2 LONDON TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). First up: an epic driving tour followed by a #gourmet picnic under the Eiffel Tower. On day two, explore by foot or roll with an optional bike tour. Any takers for cabaret? (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Enter Bordeaux where vineyards abound and fromage is king. (B,L) (B)

DAYS 5-6 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN. Learn the A to Z of wine with an included tasting. Later, tapas is calling in San Sebastián. (B,D) (B) DAYS 7-8 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO MADRID. Head inland to the capital. Home to Spanish masterpieces (Picasso and Dalí anyone?) and buzzing nightlife. (B,D) (B) DAY 9 MADRID TO VALENCIA. Grab a calamari sandwich then head to Valencia. (B) DAYS 10-11 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Say hey Barcelona! Shall we dance? Next up, a free day to tick off Park Güell or La Sagrada Família. (B,D) (B) DAYS 12-13 BARCELONA TO MARSEILLE, FRANCE. It’s maritime heaven in the Vieux Port, which is mastto-mast with yachts. (B) (B) DAYS 14-15 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Time to roll on to Florence. Say ciao to cheeky David and strut along the Ponte Vecchio. (B,D) (B) DAYS 16-17 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Prepare yourself for the ultimate walking tour in Rome. Plus: pay a visit to the Vatican City (optional). (B) (B,D) DAY 18-19 ROME TO VENICE. Venice = gondola ride, essential. Head into St Mark’s Square and jump over the Rialto Bridge to find the best pizza. (B,D) (B,D) DAYS 20-21 VENICE TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Fresh air today as we roll up into the Alps. High five those heights with an optional Jungfrau adventure. (B,L,D) (B,L)

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

Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Local guide in Florence Paris city driving tour Wine tasting in Bordeaux

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 24 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotels, 16 nights in hostels & 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Scenic Jungfrau excursion in the Swiss Alps ++ Gondola ride in Venice START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 22 SWISS ALPS TO LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG. Make like a snow angel and melt down those slopes towards Luxembourg. (B)

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USD 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!)

DAYS 23-24 LUXEMBOURG CITY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. A visit to the Heineken HQ, Van Gogh Museum or the Anne Frank house is a must. Finish on a high with a farewell dinner cruise. (B) (B,D) DAY 25 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Today we love and leave you. Too soon for the next adventure? Never! (B) For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www.topdeck.travel

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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 by taking in the city on a driving tour, before feasting at our #epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower. You’re finally here. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. The city is yours today. Stuff yourself on buttery goodness then maybe go for a river cruise or bohemian cabaret. 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 15 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. On to Montenegro and the stunning coastal scenery of Budva before reaching Dubrovnik, home to underrated wine and epic sunsets. (B,D)

DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. There’s a railway station with unbelievable views at the summit of Jungfrau mountain. 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) DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Assemble the paparazzi crew as we go celebrity spotting on the French Riviera. More mingling tonight at the casinos of Monaco. (B)

DAY 17 DUBROVNIK TO ZADAR. 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. A chance to go underground at Postojna Caves, the largest underground cave system in Europe, en route to Venice. (B,D) 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)


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: DRESDEN, ZADAR, SAILING IN GREECE

DAY 21 MUNICH TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Start off with a few hours of reflection in Dachau. Then we make our way 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 bucket-load. 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 dinner canal cruise tonight—it’s been epic. (B,D) DAY 27 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we ferry back to London. (B) For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www.topdeck.travel

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

Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam 3 nights sailing in Greece French Riviera perfumery experience Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Local guides in Florence, Tirana & Dubrovnik Visit former concentration camp Dachau

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 26 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D) ++ 1 night in a hotel, 15 nights in hostels, 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 + Driver + On-Site Chefs

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Scenic Jungfrau excursion in the Swiss Alps ++ Gondola ride in Venice START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

TRIP PRICE OF $4379 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

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3799

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USD 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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USD 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 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Count Paris sights on a driving tour through the city, including a cameo by the Eiffel Tower. Then, devour all the treats at our gourmet picnic by the icon. Best first day in Paris ever? We think so. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Explore the City of Light on your own time today (on two wheels? On a boat?). Whatever you do, don’t miss the macarons. They’re world famous for a reason. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Magnificent views and the chance to use one of the four languages you need to open a bank account here. Guten Tag. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Summer snow. Not an oxymoron if you take a trip up the Jungfrau today. Cue #nofilter views and snaps to make your friends jealous. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. A city so beautiful there’s a medical condition associated with an extreme emotional response to a visit here (see: Stendhalism). With luck, you’ll just be blown away. (B,L,D) DAY 6 FLORENCE TO ROME. Two cities, one day. Your boots are made for walking, so get to it and work up an appetite. There’s carbs galore awaiting this evening if you wish. Think: the best pasta and pizza. Ever. (B) DAY 7 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Bella Italia is all yours today with a free day. Dodge mopeds and glam up your travel style to fit in. #wheninrome. Pop in on the pope on an optional visit to the Vatican City aka the smallest country in the world. (B,D)

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DAY 8 ROME. Say goodbye to your travel mates this morning. But fear not! There’s always Facebook, and more travelling of course. (B)

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

Paris city driving tour Paris gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Visit Pisa Guided tour in Florence with local guide Walking tour in Rome

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights in European campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattresses, 1 night in a bungalow, 2 nights in multi-share hostel upgrades ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + Topdeck Chef START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

This trip forms part of the 26 Day Europe Inspired trip. For a detailed itinerary, please visit www.topdeck.travel


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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 sufficiently channelled your inner Parisian, top things off with an optional river cruise or cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Mountains, mountains and more mountains. Hello Swiss Alps! (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Head up to Europe’s highest railway station today for some #nofilter views. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. Next stop: the pope’s old stomping ground, Avignon. (B,L) DAY 6 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. First, a stop at the famous Roman aqueduct before we head to Barcelona. Sangria at the ready! (B,L,D) DAY 7 BARCELONA. Roll out of bed and get on the tapas trail. This city’s a real foodie heaven. (B) DAY 8 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. On to the French Riviera to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. (B,L,D) DAY 9 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Keep exploring the world’s most lavish waterfront property today. (B) DAY 10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO VENICE, ITALY. Off to Verona to check out Juliet’s balcony before we roll into Venice. (B,L,D) DAY 11 VENICE. A vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal and a walking tour are on the agenda today. Winning! (B)

DAY 12 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Shake past the Leaning Tower of Pisa on our way to Florence. (B,L,D)

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

Paris city driving tour Paris gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower French Riviera perfumery experience Driving tour of Barcelona Vaporetto ride on Grand Canal, Venice Walking tour of Rome

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in European campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattresses, 1 night in a bungalow, 4 nights in multi-share hostel upgrades ++ English Channel ferry crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + Topdeck Chef START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

DAY 13 FLORENCE TO ROME. Work off that gelato on a walking tour through the city before heading for Rome. (B) DAY 14 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. It may be the end of the trip, but who says you can’t stick around a little longer? Rome wasn’t built overnight after all! (B)

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USD 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!)

This trip forms part of the 34 Day European Adventure trip. See p.89 or visit our website.

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CLOCKWISE: LAUTERBRUNNEN, BARCELONA, SARDINIA, CORSICA

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DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Bright lights and love in the air as we kick off our trip in Paris. Don’t miss the chance to cruise the Seine or hit a cabaret on day two. (D) (B)

G

DAY 3 PARIS TO MONT ST­-MICHEL. Jump back to the Middle Ages in the alleys of this tiny island. (B,L,D)

TRIP CODE: ECJNLL S TA R T

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2018

6

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2

AUG

18

MAY

14

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G

20

JUL

16

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8

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5

JUL

G

10

AUG

6

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22

JUN

19

JUL

TRIP PRICE OF $2989 TRIP PRICE OF $3189 TRIP PRICE OF $3399 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

28 DAYS FROM

2989

$

USD 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 4 MONT ST-MICHEL TO BORDEAUX. Welcome to the world’s wine capital. (B,L,D) DAYS 5-6 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN. Get your bearings in San Sebastián before digging into a local feast. (B,L) (B) DAYS 7-8 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO MADRID. Madrid next. On your free day. Get your art fix at the Prado Museum or make like a local at one of the buzzing bistros. You can’t lose. (B,L,D) (B) DAY 9 MADRID TO BARCELONA. Off to Zaragoza before we take Barcelona for a spin. (B,L,D) DAY 10 BARCELONA. Get your fix of Gaudí and Art Nouveau. It’s your day, your way. (B) DAYS 11­-14 BARCELONA TO SARDINIA, ITALY VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Three nights in Sardinia! Cue epic coastal drives and beachy vibes. (B) (B,D) (B,L) (B,L,D) DAYS 15-17 SARDINIA TO ROME. On to the best place for a lesson in carbs. Get up close with the Colosseum or splurge on Via del Corso. Plus, visit the buried city of Pompeii. (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAYS 18-19 ROME TO FLORENCE INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Check out the home of the pope with an optional visit to the Vatican City and get down with the Renaissance on a walking tour. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 20-21 FLORENCE TO VENICE. First, a stop to get THAT photo in Pisa before Venice. Tick off the Bridge of Sighs and shoo pigeons in San Marco Square on a walking tour. (B,L,D) (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 07 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 22 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS, AUSTRIA. An action packed afternoon to work off those carbs. (B,L,D) DAY 23 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND VIA VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN.

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

Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Bordeaux winery tour & tasting Local guide in Florence Day trip to Pompeii & guided tour Day trip to Corsica

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 27 breakfasts (B), 15 lunches (L), 15 dinners (D) ++ 14 nights in European campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattresses, 2 nights in bungalows, 9 nights in multi-share hostel upgrades, 1 night in a hotel upgrade, 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 + Driver + Topdeck Chef START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

Mountains, mountains and more mountains. You’re in the Swiss Alps baby! (B,L,D)

DAY 24 SWISS ALPS. A day to hang out in the Alpine village or catch the epic views from the top of Jungfrau mountain. (B,L,D) DAY 25 SWISS ALPS TO RHINE VALLEY, GERMANY. Half of Germany’s wine comes from here. (B,L,D) DAYS 26-27 RHINE VALLEY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Cue liberal views, vintage bikes and fries served with mayo. Don’t miss the chance to cruise the canals. (B,L) (B,D) DAY 28 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. All good things come to an end, but you’re in London so you could stick around. (B) For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www.topdeck.travel


34 D A Y | E U R O P E A N A D V E N T U R E LONDON

67

YOUR ROUTE

15

MEALS

COUNTRIES

1 STOP & STAY

CAMPING - EUROPE

LONDON

89

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

2

2

START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

Kraków

Dresden

GERMANY

AuschwitzBirkenau

Prague

CZECH 2 REPUBLIC

POLAND

2

2 Paris

FRANCE

2 Budapest Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

HUNGARY

2

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Verona

Pont du Gard

2

Florence

Avignon MONACO

1

2

Pisa

French Riviera

2 Barcelona SPAIN

2 Plitvice Lakes Zadar

1

Dubrovnik Rome

CROATIA

2

2

Budva

MONTENEGRO

1

VATICAN CITY

Tirana

1

ALBANIA

overnight ferry

Sailing

GREECE

CLOCKWISE: PRAGUE, DUBROVNIK

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 AVIGNON, FRANCE. (B,L) DAY 6 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. (B,L,D) DAY 7 BARCELONA. (B) DAY 8 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE.

(B,L,D)

DAY 9 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT.

(B)

DAY 10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO VENICE, ITALY. (B,L,D) DAY 11 VENICE. (B) DAY 12 VENICE TO FLORENCE. (B,L,D) DAY 13 FLORENCE TO ROME. (B) DAY 14 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B,D) DAY 15 ROME TO GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY.

(B,L)

DAYS 16-18 SAILING IN GREECE. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L) DAY 19 GREECE TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. (B,L,D) DAY 20 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. (B,D) DAY 21 DUBROVNIK. (B) DAY 22 DUBROVNIK TO PLITVICE LAKES. (B,L,D) DAY 23 PLITVICE LAKES. (B,L,D) DAY 24 PLITVICE LAKES TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY.

(B,L)

DAY 25 BUDAPEST. (B) DAY 26 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. (B,L) DAY 27 KRAKÓW. (B) DAY 28 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC.

(B,L,D)

DAY 29 PRAGUE. (B) DAY 30 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D)

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

Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower French Riviera perfumery experience Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice 3 nights sailing in Greece Local guides in Florence, Tirana & Dubrovnik Visit Pont du Gard Visit Plitvice National Park Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau

TRIP CODE: ECPTLL S TA R T 13

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27

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29

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3

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Skydiving in the Swiss Alps ++ Gondola ride in Venice

S TA R T G

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10

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15

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17

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22

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24

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29

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31

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5

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7

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19

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21

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2

SEP

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TRIP PRICE OF $3829 TRIP PRICE OF $4039

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 33 breakfasts (B), 18 lunches (L), 16 dinners (D) ++ 17 nights in European campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattresses, 1 night in a bungalow, 1 night in a hotel upgrade, 10 nights in hostel accommodation upgrades, 3 nights sailing in Greece & 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 + Driver + Topdeck Chef

FINISH 2018

TRIP PRICE OF $4259 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

34 DAYS FROM

3829

$

USD 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!)

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

DAY 31 BERLIN. (B) DAY 32 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS.

(B,L)

DAY 33 AMSTERDAM. (B,D) DAY 34 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B) For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www.topdeck.travel

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 13 S P E $1 P E R R PE


croatia Croatia + sailing = what dreams are made of. Tick off the big names of Dubrovnik and Hvar and cue stunning sunsets, plenty of swim stops and time to explore. You’re not gonna want to miss this.


SAILING - EUROPE

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CLASS: A SATURDAY DEPARTURE SLEEP TWIN/DOUBLE CABIN WITH ENSUITE ROUTES » »SPLIT TO SPLIT » »DUBROVNIK TO SPLIT » »SPLIT TO DUBROVNIK » »DUBROVNIK TO DUBROVNIK

CLASS: A+ SATURDAY & THURSDAY DEPARTURE SLEEP T WIN/DOUBLE CABIN WITH ENSUITE

MAX LOAD 24-36 PASSENGERS

ROUTES » »SPLIT TO SPLIT

INCLUSIONS » »DAILY BUFFET BREAKFAST » »DAILY THREE-COURSE LUNCH » »DAILY WATER » »LOCAL PORT TAX

MAX LOAD 24-36 PASSENGERS

CLASS: A* THURSDAY DEPARTURE SLEEP T WIN/DOUBLE CABIN WITH ENSUITE ROUTES » »DUBROVNIK TO DUBROVNIK MAX LOAD 24 PASSENGERS INCLUSIONS » »AIR-CONDITIONED CABINS » »DAILY BUFFET BREAKFAST » »DAILY THREE-COURSE LUNCH » »DAILY WATER » »LOCAL PORT TAX

INCLUSIONS » »AIR-CONDITIONED CABINS » »DAILY ENGLISH BUFFET BREAKFAST » »DAILY THREE-COURSE LUNCH » »DAILY FRESH FRUIT BASKET » »CHANGE OF LINEN & TOWELS DURING THE WEEK » »LOADS OF DECK SPACE FOR LOUNGING » »DAILY WATER » »LOCAL PORT TAX


8 D A Y | C R O AT I A N R I V I E R A

SAILING - EUROPE

92

SPLIT

SPLIT

14

1

MEALS

COUNTRY

YOUR ROUTE

ENSUITE OR ENSUITE AIR-CONDITIONING

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

START/FINISH

Split

1 CROATIA

1

Milna

1

Makarska

1

Hvar Korčula

1 1 Mljet

1

Dubrovnik CLOCKWISE: HVAR, MAKARSKA

SATURDAY DEPARTURE    CLASS A TRIP CODE: ESCVSS, ESCNSS EX. SPLIT S TA R T

2018

SATURDAY/THURSDAY DEPARTURE    CLASS A+

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

TRIP CODE: ESCZSS, ESCMSS, ESCLSS EX. SPLIT

++ Sail the scenic Croatian coastline ++ Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed destinations Dubrovnik & Split ++ Visit the Hvar Fortress

FINISH

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G

28

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4

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9

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16

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19

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28

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26

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ON-DECK TRIP PRICE OF $969 BELOW DECK TRIP PRICE OF $919 ON-DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1219 BELOW DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1149 ON-DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1389 BELOW DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1279

G= Guaranteed Departure

8 DAYS FROM

919

$

USD 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!)

THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) ++ Daily bottled drinking water ++ 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin or double) on a motorised boat ++ Local qualified captain & crew ++ Local port tax ++ Topdeck Representative

ON-DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1149 BELOW DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1079

TOP OPTIONALS

ON-DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1419 BELOW DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1259

++ Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik ++ Ziplining in Split

ON-DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1569 BELOW DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1439

G= Guaranteed Departure

START MEET AT 11AM IN SPLIT FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN SPLIT

M RO YF D DA US ON R 15 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 1 SPLIT TO MILNA, CROATIA. Time to hit the big blue. Dock at fishing village Milna, chow down on a barbecue feast or hang out on deck. You’ll all be shipmates in no time. (L)

DAY 5 DUBROVNIK TO MLJET. With a National Park and the chance to visit St Mary’s Island, Mljet is sure to impress. This afternoon is on your watch – spend it as you wish. (B,L)

DAY 2 MILNA TO HVAR. First stop: Hvar, the ‘sunniest spot in Europe’ with a supposed 2,715 hours of sunlight in an average year. Tonight, we’ve got a night out at Hula Hula beach bar to enjoy. (B,L)

DAY 6 MLJET TO MAKARSKA. Onwards to the Makarska Riviera, one of Europe’s best unsung holiday spots. Check out the town and then brace yourself for tonight's party at the infamous grotto club, Deep. (B,L)

DAY 3 HVAR TO KORČULA. Get your bearings of the fish shaped street plan, and then brave the steep ladder at the 15th century tower-cum-cocktail bar for drinks with a view. (B,L)

DAY 7 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. Get involved in some optional ziplining across the Cetina Gorge before we sail back to Split. Yes, it's a UNESCO World Heritage city, and yes, it has an abundance of Roman architecture. (B,L)

DAY 4 KORČULA TO DUBROVNIK. Beyoncé and Jay-Z fell crazy in love with Dubrovnik, and if you’re into Game of Thrones you're sure to find your inner fanboy. Soak it all up with a stroll along the top of the city walls. (B,L)

DAY 8 SPLIT. Anchors down for a final breakfast. Swap contact details and plan your next adventure. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit www.topdeck.travel


8 D A Y | A D R I AT I C S U N S E T S 14

DUBROVNIK

YOUR ROUTE

1

MEALS

COUNTRY

1 STOP & STAY

SAILING - EUROPE

SPLIT

93

ENSUITE

DAY STOP

START/FINISH

Split

CROATIA

1

1

Hvar Vis

Jesla/Stari Grad

1

Korčula

1

1 Vela Luka

1 Mljet

1 START/FINISH

Dubrovnik

CLOCKWISE: DUBROVNIK

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Sail the scenic Croatian coastline ++ Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed destinations Dubrovnik & Split ++ Visit the Hvar Fortress

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) ++ Daily bottled drinking water ++ 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin or double) on a motorised boat ++ Local qualified captain & crew ++ Local port tax ++ Topdeck Representative

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Captain’s dinner on board ++ Visit to the Blue Caves START MEET AT 11AM IN SPLIT FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN DUBROVNIK

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK TO MLJET, CROATIA. Today we set sail to Mljet. Get to know the gang, then soak up the serenity in the National Park or boat it over to St Mary Island. (L) DAY 2 MLJET TO KORČULA. Explore Korčula’s alleys, take a spin through Marco Polo’s house and climb your way to the top of an old-school cathedral tower to savour a colourful cocktail. Take note: the ladder to the top of Massimo’s cocktail bar is seriously steep, so watch your head! (B,L) DAY 3 KORČULA TO VELA LUKA. Onwards to Vela Luka, a wide bay surrounded by coves dotted with vineyards, olive trees, fig trees and pines. Tonight, keep your ears tuned for Klapa – an a capella style of singing that we may hear echoing from the town’s restaurants. (B,L)

SATURDAY DEPARTURE | CLASS A

SATURDAY DEPARTURE | CLASS A

TRIP CODE: ESCVDS, ESCODS, ESCSDS EX. DUBROVNIK

TRIP CODE: ESCVSD, ESCOSD EX. SPLIT

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FINISH

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28

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ON-DECK TRIP PRICE OF $969 BELOW DECK TRIP PRICE OF $919

ON-DECK TRIP PRICE OF $969 BELOW DECK TRIP PRICE OF $919

ON-DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1219 BELOW DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1149

ON-DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1219 BELOW DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1149

ON-DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1389 BELOW DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1279

ON-DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1389 BELOW DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1279

G= Guaranteed Departure

DAY 4 VELA LUKA TO VIS. Set sail for Vis, a relatively untouched island on the Dalmatian coast. An optional visit to the Blue Caves will be just as epic as the name implies, so make sure your waterproof camera is well and truly charged. (B,L) DAY 5 VIS TO HVAR. This morning we head straight for Hvar, one of Croatia’s glittering gems. Sip a mistmash in one of the oldest cities in Europe, and rub shoulders with the rich and famous as you stroll the white stone plaza. (B,L) DAY 6 HVAR TO STARI GRAD. Off the mooring line and on to Stari Grad, a UNESCO listed town on the northern side of the island of Hvar. Tonight, we clink glasses and indulge in a feast fit for a sailor with an optional onboard dinner. (B,L) DAY 7 STARI GRAD TO SPLIT. Sail to Split for the ultimate vacay finale. 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 the Diocletian Palace. (B,L)

G= Guaranteed Departure

8 DAYS FROM

919

$

USD 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 8 SPLIT. We’re out of here after breakfast. Ready to talk to us about another eight days sailing the Croatian islands? (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

VISIT WWW.TOPDECK.TRAVEL FOR THE REVERSE ITINERARY

THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 15 S P E $1 P E R R PE


8 DAY | DUBROVNIK DREAMS

SAILING - EUROPE

94

DUBROVNIK

DUBROVNIK

14

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

ENSUITE OR ENSUITE AIR-CONDITIONING

CLOCKWISE: ŠIPAN, DUBROVNIK, SPLIT, KORČULA

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 4 SPLIT TO HVAR. From one slice of island paradise to another. Head to Hvar Fortress, Square and Cathedral for more than a few photo ops, and then make your way to Hula Hula beach for a groovy afternoon. But first, a swim stop outside the port. Dress to impress tonight: we’re hitting the town on a night out. (B,L)

DAY STOP

Split

1

DAY 5 HVAR TO KORČULA. Our next stop is Korčula, the birthplace of Marco Polo and home to a cocktail bar built in the turret of a 15th century tower, where a steep ladder climb rewards you with epic views and delicious bevs. Get your bearings on a walking tour – plus, don’t miss the chance to see the Korčula locals showing off their cutting edge version of the two-step. (B,L)

CROATIA

1

Makarska

1 Hvar

DAY 6 KORČULA TO ŠIPAN. Hit the sleepy town of Šipan, where we’ll have the afternoon to swim and relax. Tonight, attend an optional Captain’s Dinner on board the boat for a feast of epic proportions. Or, find a quiet spot, pull up a picnic blanket, grab a glass of the town’s famous Dingac wine and watch the stars ignite the sky. Yep, this is the good life. (B,L)

Korčula

1 1 Mljet

1

Šipan

1 START/FINISH

Dubrovnik DAY 1 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA TO MLJET. Everyone’s a first mate today as we trim our sails and set course for the island of Mljet. Your responsibilities today include swimming, improving your tan and counting shades of blue. Later, toast your first day’s seafaring with an optional barbecue dinner on board the boat. Life on the ocean wave is hungry work, huh? (L) DAY2 MLJET TO MAKARSKA. Welcome to the glitz, sunshine and high rolling antics of the Croatian Riviera. Laze around on Makarska’s beaches and channel your inner high-roller. Tonight we party pirate style, so don your eyepatch and striped shirt

and practise your finest “arrrr”. Optional: a visit to a national park with a natural slide when the tide is right. (B,L)

DAY 3 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. Next stop is Split, where Roman and Venetian architecture contrasts with communist blocks from Tito’s reign. But first, we’ve got two optional activities for you: get some aerial thrills ziplining across the Cetina Gorge, or flex your skills on a river rafting excursion. Make like a local with a drink in the main square tonight or wrap your tastebuds around a seafood dish at a restaurant on the esplanade. (B,L)

DAY 7 ŠIPAN TO DUBROVNIK. Hit the beach and chase the peacocks. Or, trace the top of the 1,940 metres of city walls and 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. Tonight we go all out for one last hurrah in the ‘Jewel of the Adriatic’. (B,L) DAY 8 DUBROVNIK. Exchange contact details with your shipmates and plan your next adventure. We’re outta here after breakfast. (B) THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS.


SAILING - EUROPE

95

CLOCKWISE: MIJET, HVAR, MAKARSKA

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

THURSDAY DEPARTURE    CLASS A*

++ Sail the scenic Croatian coastline ++ Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed destinations Dubrovnik & Split ++ Visit the Hvar Fortress

TRIP CODE: ESCDDD EX. DUBROVNIK

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) ++ Daily bottled drinking water ++ 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin or double) on a motorised boat ++ Local qualified captain & crew ++ Local port tax ++ Topdeck Representative

S TA R T

FINISH

SATURDAY DEPARTURE    CLASS A TRIP CODE: ESCSDD EX. DUBROVNIK

S TA R T

FINISH

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START MEET AT 11AM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN DUBROVNIK

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ON-DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1429 BELOW DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1299

ON-DECK TRIP PRICE OF $969 BELOW DECK TRIP PRICE OF $919

ON-DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1539 BELOW DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1399

ON-DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1219 BELOW DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1149

G= Guaranteed Departure

ON-DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1389 BELOW DECK TRIP PRICE OF $1279

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik ++ Ziplining in Split

FINISH

14

G= Guaranteed Departure

8 DAYS FROM

919

$

USD 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!)

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 15 S P E $1 P E R R PE


8 DAY | BLUE LAGOONS

SAILING - EUROPE

96

FETHIYE

FETHIYE

YOUR ROUTE

20

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1 STOP & STAY

1

COUNTRY

DAY STOP

START/FINISH

Fethiye

1

1 1

Tarzan Bay

TURKEY

St Nicholas Island

Gokkaya Bay

Firnaz Bay

Aperlai Bay

1

1

1 Kaş

1

Simena Castle Sunken City of Kekova

Smugglers Island

CLOCKWISE: FIRNAZ BAY, FETHIYE

DAY 1 FETHIYE, TURKEY TO TARZAN BAY. Listen up, shipmates: today is officially speak-like-a-pirate day. Soak up the rays of the Mediterranean on the way to our first anchorage in Tarzan Bay. (D)

TRIP CODE: ESTGFF XXXX S TA R T

2018 26

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2

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9

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JUN

16

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23

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TRIP PRICE OF $699 TRIP PRICE OF $899 TRIP PRICE OF $999 G= Guaranteed Departure

8 DAYS FROM

699

$

USD 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 TARZAN BAY TO ST NICHOLAS ISLAND. Next up, the Blue Lagoon. Overlooked by the imposing Mount Baba, it’s officially the most photographed beach in Europe. Optional: pay a visit to Butterfly Valley. (B,L,D) DAY 3 ST NICHOLAS ISLAND TO KAŞ. First stop: Aquarium Bay (expectations set). Next, we’re on to Kaş to get involved in some optional scuba diving, or alternatively to check out the local markets. (B,L,D) DAY 4 KAŞ TO APERLAI BAY. Bring on next level relaxation. Today we’re getting deep into that life on the ocean wave and checking out the waters around Limanagzi and Ucagiz. (B,L,D) DAY 5 APERLAI BAY TO GOKKAYA BAY. Today we float past the sunken city of Kekova, so keep your eyes peeled for the turtles that call this place home. Next up, sink your teeth into some optional castle vibes at Simena before a full-blown pirate party at the Smugglers Inn bar. (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 and a well-deserved swim). Final destination today: Firnaz Bay. (B,L,D) DAY 7 FIRNAZ BAY TO FETHIYE. Today, claim a sunlounger at Gemiler Beach. Or, step back in time with an optional trip to the ancient ghost town of Kayakoy. Jump on dry land for some fresh gozleme, then it’s back on board for a night of partying. (B,L,D)

PE R M RO YF D DA US SON 8 $8 P E R R PE

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)

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

Sail the scenic Turkish coastline Swim & snorkel the blue waters of Turkey Visit Smugglers Island Watch the sunset on St Nicholas Island Visit the sunken city of Kekova

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin, double or triple) on a motorised cruising gulet ++ Snorkelling equipment available to use ++ Harbour & marina fees ++ Local qualified captain & crew ++ Topdeck Representative

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Paragliding in Oludeniz ++ Scuba diving in Kaş START MEET AT 3PM IN FETHIYE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN FETHIYE

THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS.


MUNICH

YOUR ROUTE

3

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

1

COUNTRY

97

4 DAY | FESTMEISTER

WI-FI

MUNICH

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

3

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

1

COUNTRY

LIMITED EDITION - EUROPE

4 DAY | BRAUMEISTER

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Munich

Munich

GERMANY

GERMANY

TRIP CODE: ELOBUU

TRIP CODE: ELOFUU

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2018

2018

21

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24

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21

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24

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27

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28

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Walking tour of Munich ++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations START MEET BETWEEN 2-6PM IN MUNICH FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN MUNICH

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B) ++ 3 nights in hostel accommodation (multi-share) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Walking tour of Munich ++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations START MEET BETWEEN 8-11AM IN MUNICH FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10PM IN MUNICH

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B) ++ 3 nights camping in pre-erected tents with air mattresses (twin-share) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

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, and 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!).

Join the 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 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.

DAY 1 MUNICH, GERMANY.

DAY 2 MUNICH. (B)

DAY 2 MUNICH. (B)

DAY 3 MUNICH. (B)

DAY 3 MUNICH. (B)

DAY 4 MUNICH. (B)

DAY 4 MUNICH. (B)

G= Guaranteed Departure

G= Guaranteed Departure

4 DAYS

439

$

4 DAYS

289

$

USD 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!)

USD 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!)

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 10 S P E $1 P E R R PE

M RO Y F SD N A O D R 3U S P E $7 P E R R PE


17 D A Y | T H E T R A N S - M O N G O L I A N R A I LWAY

LIMITED EDITION - EUROPE

98

21

BEIJING

MEALS

3

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MOSCOW

CLOCKWISE: LAKE BAIKAL, MOSCOW, TERELJ NATIONAL PARK

aboard! Tonight we catch the train to Yekaterinburg (pronounced ‘Ye-ka-te-rin-boork’) so get comfy. Ten points if you spot the Ural mountains in the distance. (B,D)

MOSCOW > BEIJING YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP overnight train

overnight train 1 2

1

Yekaterinburg

START

Moscow

Irkutsk

RUSSIA

1

1 Lake Baikal

1 overnight train

Ulaanbaatar 1

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MONGOLIA

Gorkhi Terelj National Park 1 overnight train

FINISH

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1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP overnight train

overnight train

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2

Yekaterinburg

Moscow RUSSIA

Irkutsk

1

1 Lake Baikal 2

Ulaanbaatar 1 MONGOLIA

overnight train 1

Gorkhi Terelj National Park 1 overnight train

Moscow. Check out the Red Square, the Kremlin and the GUM department store (just to name a few). (B,L,D)

DAY 3 MOSCOW TO YEKATERINBURG, VIA OVERNIGHT TRAIN. Free time to cram in the last of your Moscow travel wish list. Then it’s all

DAY 10 ON BOARD THE TRANS-MONGOLIAN RAILWAY TRAIN. It’s a travel day, Trans-Mongolian style. Gulp down an early breakfast before we head

Beijing 2 CHINA

DAY 2 MOSCOW. Today is a big day of touristing, #topdecker style. This morning = a guided tour of

DAY 8 LAKE BAIKAL. Stretch those legs in Eastern Siberia. Say hello to Irkutsk before making a beeline for Listvyanka and Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest freshwater lake. Created by a rift in two tectonic plates splitting apart, this is actually a future ocean in the making. Mind blown. (L,D) DAY 9 IRKUTSK. Time to give Irkutsk (pronounced ‘ear-kootskk’) the attention it deserves. But first, a stop at the Taltsy Museum before hitting the city. See the sights on a city tour where you can flash your camera at a bunch of stunning churches and tip your hat to the monument of Alexander III – he’s the guy that had the idea of constructing the Trans-Siberian railway. (B,L)

START

DAY 1 MOSCOW, RUSSIA. Join your new friends and Topdeck Trip Leader to get clued up about the trip. Then: off to dinner, Moscow-style to celebrate the start of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. (D)

DAY 5 YEKATERINBURG TO IRKUTSK, VIA OVERNIGHT TRAIN. Wake up, explore, repeat. Enjoy some free time before we jump on the next train for three nights of epic train travel. (B,L) DAYS 6-7 ON BOARD THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY TRAIN. Sit back and chill. Your travel is sorted and the hardest thing you need to do is look out the window at those awesome views. You’ll venture past remote villages, mountains and forests. Hot tip: look out for local vendors selling everything from fruit, bread, boiled eggs, pot noodles and assorted trinkets at your designated stops along the way.

BEIJING > MOSCOW YOUR ROUTE

DAY 4 YEKATERINBURG. Yekaterinburg awaits. Check out the city on a guided tour and get ready for the local line up: the Yeltsin museum, The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Ganina Yama Monastery and the secret grave of the Romanovs, the last imperial dynasty to rule Russia. This place has history for days. (D)


LIMITED EDITION - EUROPE

99

CLOCKWISE: BEIJING, TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY, IRKUTSK

to the train station. Get your passports ready, today we get another stamp for the collection. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MOSCOW > BEIJING

DAY 11 GORKHI TERELJ NATIONAL PARK, MONGOLIA. Hello Mongolia. Off the train and into the forest. Today is a nature lover’s dream. Think: rolling hills, wild flowers and radical rock formations. Hello relaxation. Become one with the Mongolian nomads as we settle into a traditional ger camp (gers = round, wooden-framed tents) for a truly memorable experience. (B,L,D)

++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

TRIP CODE: ELTMMB

DAY 12 ULAANBAATAR. Did you ever think you’d make it to the capital of Mongolia? Well congrats, you did! Hop on an optional tour and learn about the rich history of the Mongols, admire the Buddhist Gandantegchinlen Monastery and embrace UB’s city views at the Zaisan Memorial. What a day! (B) DAY 13 ULAANBAATAR TO BEIJING, CHINA, VIA OVERNIGHT TRAIN. Breakfast + train to Beijing is all you have to remember today. Try and bagsy a window seat; you’re gonna wanna take pics. (B) DAY 14 BEIJING. Welcome to the capital of China – one of the great mega-cities of the world and home to over 20 million people. Hustle and bustle your way around town and if you’re feeling up to it, there’s an optional acrobatic show to go and enjoy tonight. DAYS 15-17 BEIJING. The best way to get acquainted with a new city? A local tour of course! From Tiananmen Square to the Forbidden City to the Temple of Heaven, you’ll get the best of Beijing. Check out one of the most impressive architectural feats in history, The Great Wall of China. Crossing nine provinces and municipalities, the wall is up to 14 metres high! On our final day here, hug your travel besties goodbye as you bail home or plough forward with your travels. (B) (B) (B) This is a brand new trip! For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

Moscow city tour Yekaterinburg city tour Taltsy Museum visit Irkutsk city tour Beijing city tour See Tiananmen Square See the Great Wall of China See Terelj National Park

S TA R T 4

START MEET AT 4PM IN MOSCOW/2PM IN BEIJING FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN BEIJING/10AM IN MOSCOW

REVERSE TRIP The 17 Day Trans-Mongolian Railway trip also runs in reverse from Beijing to Moscow. Due to train timetables, the reverse trip will spend two nights in Yekaterinburg.

20

AUG

TRIP CODE: ELTMBM S TA R T

FINISH 2018

++ 11 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights on overnight trains, 9 nights in hotel accommodation, 1 night a traditional ger camp ++ 4 berth traditional sleeper cabins on the TransSiberian & Trans-Mongolian Railways ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Local Guides

++ Acrobat show in Beijing

AUG

BEIJING > MOSCOW

MORE INCLUSIONS

TOP OPTIONALS

FINISH 2018

29

JUL

14

AUG

2

SEP

18

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TRIP PRICE OF $3949 TRIP PRICE OF $4199 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double

17 DAYS FROM

3949

$

USD 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!)

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 33 S P E $2 P E R R PE


4 DAY | ICELAND EXPLORER

HOTEL - EUROPE WINTER

100

REYKJAVÍK

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

START/FINISH

REYKJAVÍK

4

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Gulfoss Falls

Reykjavík

þingvellir NP

ICELAND

Blue Lagoon

CLOCKWISE: REYKJAVÍK, REYKJAVÍK

TRIP CODE: EHICJJ S TA R T

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TRIP PRICE OF $1129 TRIP PRICE OF $1249 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $339

4 DAYS FROM

1129

$

USD 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 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. This is going to be epic. (D) DAY 2 REYKJAVÍK. Off to the 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 that, 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, foodie haunts abound. 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. Worth the trip. Be warned, the best nightlife starts late. Like midnight. (B) DAY 4 REYKJAVÍK. Farewells today. Don’t get too upset. You ticked off a bucket list killer. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit www. topdeck.travel

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Visit the famous Blue Lagoon ++ Northern Lights tour

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights in hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Excursion to the famous Golden Circle START MEET BETWEEN 3-4PM IN REYKJAVÍK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN REYKJAVÍK

M RO YF D DA US ON R 83 S P E $2 P E R R PE


14 D A Y | W I N T E R W O N D E R LONDON

18

MEALS

7

COUNTRIES

HOTEL - EUROPE WINTER

LONDON

101

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

NETHERLANDS

START/FINISH

2 Amsterdam

London

ENGLAND

GERMANY

1 Heidelburg 2 Paris

Salzburg

FRANCE

1

AUSTRIA

Swiss Alps

2

SWITZERLAND

Verona

2

Venice Florence ITALY

1

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

CLOCKWISE: PARIS, SWISS ALPS, HEIDELBURG

DAYS 1-2 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. Tomorrow, make like a local and head to the Canal St Martin for a café scene they don’t want you to know about. Finish with: cabaret or a river cruise. (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 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) (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) DAYS 6-7 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Today, it’s off to Rome for the Colosseum and the Pantheon. On day two, visit the Vatican (optional) and explore tiny wine bars, street markets, thin pizza dough and awesome fashion. (B) (B) DAYS 8-9 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. Make sure you take a gondola ride. (B,D) (B) DAY 10 VENICE TO SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. Welcome to Salzburg. One city. One complex musical dynasty. To the left, Mozart. To the right, The Sound of Music. Play spot the fan as you go. Hint: The Sound of Music guys quite often dress up, Mozart less so. (B) DAY 11 SALZBURG TO HEIDELBERG, GERMANY. Dial up the Disney. A fairytale castle makes Heidelberg ideal to unleash your inner Princess/Prince Charming. They do a good beer, too. (B) DAYS 12-13 HEIDELBERG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. And you thought Italy was foodie heaven. Amsterdam has come into its own with pared back, clean flavours. Check out the city centre then take off to find some scrumptious eats. On day two, explore the city by bike (optional) and prepare for a farewell dinner cruise. (B) (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of Paris Gondola ride in Venice Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration Walking tour of Florence with local guide Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) ++ 13 nights in hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Scenic excursion to Mount Titlis ++ Guided tour of Vatican City ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 14 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Today it's back on the ferry, homeward bound to ol' Blighty. Start planning the next adventure, before we end in London town. Facebook friends? (B)

TRIP CODE: EHWWLL S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2018

FINISH 2019

14

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27

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4

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17

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6

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19

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26

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8

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JAN

27

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9

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TRIP PRICE OF $2059 TRIP PRICE OF $2169 TRIP PRICE OF $2289 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $619

14 DAYS FROM

2059

$

USD 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!)

For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit www. topdeck.travel

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 48 S P E $1 P E R R PE


20 D A Y | D I S C O V E R W I N T E R

HOTEL - EUROPE WINTER

102

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

28

LONDON

MEALS

10

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

Berlin

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

2

2

London

ENGLAND

Dresden GERMANY

2

Prague

2

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen

Paris

FRANCE

Vienna

Swiss Alps

1

Budapest

HUNGARY

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

2

Lake Bled

2 Verona

1 Ljubljana 2

SLOVENIA

Venice Florence ITALY

1

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

CLOCKWISE: PARIS

DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Brush up on your bonjours when you meet the rest of the group today. Bike or cruise along the Seine on an optional tour and check out some cabaret (optional). (D) (B)

TRIP CODE: EHWDLL S TA R T

FINISH

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2018

FINISH 2019

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TRIP PRICE OF $2819 TRIP PRICE OF $2969 TRIP PRICE OF $3129 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $849

20 DAYS FROM

2819

$

USD 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!)

DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Mountains, mountains and more mountains! Snow thrill seeker or vin chaud drinker? Either works. (B,D) (B) 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. Italian food is just as good in winter. Eat, sleep, repeat. (B,D) DAYS 6-7 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Enjoy a morning walking tour. Then we're Romeward bound for a rendezvous with ancient architecture's biggest players. (B) (B) DAYS 8-9 ROME TO VENICE. Re-enact Juliet’s balcony scene in Verona before soaking up all of the Venice vibes. (B,D) (B) DAY 10 VENICE TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. A stop at Insta-worthy Lake Bled before we shoot back to the Middle Ages on a walking tour through the fairytale-like Ljubljana Castle and Old Town. (B) DAYS 11-12 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Soak up the vibes at the Széchenyi Baths (pun intended), and then visit the Buda Castle. Then, hang with the hipsters at one of the original ruin bars. (B,D) (B) DAY 13 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Amp up the classical music and get ready for the City Of Dreams. Make sure you try a schnitzel and apple strudel. #yum (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 41 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAYS 14-15 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. First, a sobering visit to Mauthausen concentration camp then a walking tour amongst spires and cobblestone streets in Prague. (B,D) (B) DAYS 16-17 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Prep yourself for currywurst and more hipsters per capita

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of Paris Walking tour of Florence with local guide Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen Dinner at Hofbräuhaus, Berlin Gondola ride in Venice Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 19 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) ++ 19 nights in hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam ++ Scenic excursion to Mount Titlis START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

than anywhere else. Cue driving tour and a night out to see what all the fuss is about. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 18-19 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Start dreaming of cheese, clogs and café stops as we roll through to Amsterdam. Take on the city's 51 museums and top it off with a dinner cruise on the canal. (B) (B,D) DAY 20 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Start planning the next adventure, before we end in London town. Facebook friends? (B) For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www.topdeck.travel


11 D A Y | W I N T E R E X P R E S S YOUR ROUTE

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15

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HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE WINTER

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). What’s the first thing we want in France? French food, of course. Devour dinner before a tour of Paris to see the twinkly lights. Job done. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. A free day in Paris = go nuts. Follow in your favourite literary figures' footsteps (hello, Hemingway) or just hang with the locals. If you fancy a bike tour, cabaret show or river cruise, we’ll hook you up. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. We’ll be #nofilter-ed out by the end of today’s Instagram feed. With picturesque mountains and to-die-for scenery, this place has to be seen to believed. Not to mention the carb-tastic dinner. (B,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Take the cruisey option and head up Jungfrau by train today. It’s the highest rail station in Europe, as the views will attest. (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Bella Italia today as we roll into Venice. Get ready to get lost in its maze-like alleyways as you ogle the romantic canals. Inside tip: the best local haunts will always be found off the beaten track. (B,D) DAY 6 VENICE. We’ll take to land and ‘sea’ today. Enjoy a walking tour taking in the greats, then 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 so well known for beer (Oktoberfest rules here) it would be a shame not to drink it. Wirtshaus (pub restaurants) ensure plenty of beer and for non-vegos, 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. (B,D) DAY 9 RHINE VALLEY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Europe’s most infamous city. Get the obvious out of the way (Red Light District, anyone?) then discover the Amsterdam the locals want to keep quiet. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of Paris Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Stay in the scenic Rhine Valley castle region Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

TRIP CODE: EEWNLL S TA R T

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++ Traditional cabaret show in Paris ++ Skydiving in the Swiss Alps

TRIP PRICE OF $1499

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

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G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

11 DAYS FROM DAY 10 AMSTERDAM. The best city to explore by two wheels. 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. The final stretch. Wave goodbye to the ‘Dam before arriving back to London town. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit www. topdeck.travel

1349

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USD 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!)

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 23 S P E $1 P E R R PE


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CLOCKWISE: MARRAKECH

TRIP CODE: EEWPMM S TA R T

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USD 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!)

++ Guided tour of the Alhambra, Granada ++ Local guide in Fes & Marrakech

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 14 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in hostel accommodation & 6 nights in hotel upgrades ++ Strait of Gibraltar ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Flamenco show in Seville ++ Dinner & local show in Marrakech START MEET AT 2PM IN MADRID FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN MADRID

DAY 1 MADRID, SPAIN. Reset your body clock; you’re on Madrid time now. Meet your crew and get fired up for the trip like a bull seeing red. (D) DAY 2 MADRID TO GRANADA. Siesta as we make our way to the base of the Sierra Nevada, aka the land of free tapas (Google it). After dinner, seek out a tetería for delish pastries and sweet mint tea. (B) DAY 3 GRANADA. Winter = no crowds through the chiselled kaleidoscope that makes up the Alhambra and the Palacio de Generalife. Get schooled in Islamic architecture with a guided tour then tapas your heart out. (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 21 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 4 GRANADA TO CHEFCHAOUEN, MOROCCO. Wave Andalusia goodbye and be awash in blue as we enter Chefchaouen, known for its pastel colours. Give your Instagram feed a workout while you tour the medina and souk. (B,D) DAY 5 CHEFCHAOUEN TO FES. Hightail it to the Mecca of the West with a front-row pano of the rolling Rif

Mountains and snow-strewn Middle Atlas Mountains playing out the coach window. Thanks, nature. (B)

DAY 6 FES. Tick ‘em off with a local guide: royal palace, Jewish neighbourhood, UNESCO World Heritage listed medina and leather tannery. Then hunt down a hammam and lose yourself in the labyrinth of souks and cobblestone streets. (B) DAY 7 FES TO MARRAKECH. Bend it like the berbers back round the Middle Atlas towards Marrakech and soak up the colours, smells and vibes of the Red City. (B,D) DAY 8 MARRAKECH. See the Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Minaret and mosaic madness that is the Saadian Tombs, then work your way past snake charmers and fall into the rhythm of Jemaa el-Fnaa square. (B) DAY 9 MARRAKECH TO ASILAH. Make your way to the whitewashed wonder that is this seaside town and get snap-happy in between Latin-influenced feasts. (B,D) DAY 10 ASILAH TO SEVILLE, SPAIN. Leave the tajines for Seville and the Moorish brilliance that is the Alcazar. (B,D) DAY 11 SEVILLE. Random fact: Seville’s cathedral allegedly houses Christopher Columbus’s tomb, but the jury’s still out as to whether he’s really buried there. Do your own investigating then opt in for a fierce flamenco performance. (B) DAY 12 SEVILLE TO LISBON, PORTUGAL. Three words you need to know in Lisbon: Pastéis de Belém. Make a beeline for the famous egg tarts before dinner. (B,D) DAY 13 LISBON. Catch a yellow tram, hit up a fado club, snap a #selfie in the pink street and save some energy for the buzzing Bairro Alto district for live music and cocktails. (B) DAY 14 LISBON TO MADRID, SPAIN. Cross the border back to the Spanish capital and gorge on a smorgasbord of art history on a driving tour of the city. (B) DAY 15 MADRID. Finish off your trip with some free time to explore Madrid. You'll be back. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit www.topdeck.travel


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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). So long London, bonjour France! A first taste of French cuisine at our included dinner and a tour of the most iconic sights in Paris – by night. Ooh la la! (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Free day means living like a local. Browse bookshops in Le Marais, drink espresso in the 10th arrondissement or explore on an optional bike tour. Plus, the chance for cabaret or a Seine cruise this evening. (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 to Europe’s highest railway station for bragging rights and great views. (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. From naturemade to man-made as we stop in Pisa en route to Florence. (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 = #FOMO killer. (B) DAY 8 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Take the option to visit the Vatican (aka the world’s smallest country), then Rome is yours. Red wine and pizza anyone? (B) DAY 9 ROME TO VENICE. Ah, fair Verona. Sigh over Juliet/ Romeo and that iconic balcony on a walking tour. (B,D) DAY 10 VENICE. Take a map. Or don’t. Either way, find St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. They’re epic. And free. Then: get ready – we’re going island hopping, Venice-style. (B) DAY 11 VENICE TO SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. The city of Mozart vs. The Sound of Music. Get ready for a danceoff. (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. An unexpected foodie paradise. Go beyond the beer and check out the fare on offer in the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’. (B) DAY 14 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Off to Dresden. Look up the history – then look at the city centre. Berlin history awaits with a driving tour of all the favourites. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of Paris A tasty sample of traditional Swiss fondue Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Walking tour of Florence with local guide Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 17 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) ++ 11 nights in hostels, 4 nights in bungalows & 2 nights hotel upgrades ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TRIP CODE: EEWGLL S TA R T

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

DAY 15 BERLIN. Work your free day with a visit to hipster-chic Neukölln, Friedrichshain or Kreuzberg. There’s also the option for a Third Reich walking tour before experiencing some rad nightlife this evening. (B) DAY 16 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Yes, we’ll visit the Red Light District. But don’t let that fool you. Take a walk to experience the real Amsterdam. (B) DAY 17 AMSTERDAM. Take to two wheels to explore the canal-lined city on an optional bike tour. Then smartphones at the ready for our farewell dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 18 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Say farewell to your newfound travel buds when we hit the grand old city of London. (B)

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Berlin Alternative Tour & Nightlife tour

FINISH 2018

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$

USD 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!)

For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www. topdeck.travel

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USD 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!)

DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Cue the Arc de Triomphe and that really famous tower as we roll into Paris. And by night, join us at a cabaret, sail the Seine or soak up some jazz at a café. (D) (B) DAYS 3-5 SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Get ready for OMG landscapes. Check out Jungfrau aka ‘The Top of Europe’. Ride the rail or soak up the scenery at ground level. Reacclimatise to city life in marvellous Florence – stopping in Pisa for THAT shot. (B,D) (B) (B,D) DAYS 6-8 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Gawk at the Ponte Vecchio, Florence Cathedral and that famous naked guy David in Florence. Next: a visit to Orvieto en route to Rome. Visit the world’s smallest country (hello, Vatican City) or just mix with the locals. (B) (B) (B) DAYS 9-10 ROME TO VENICE. Verona = Romeo + Juliet 4EVA. Then: we’re off to Venice where public transport by boat is totally the norm. Gondola ride anyone? (B,D) (B) DAYS 11-12 VENICE TO SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. Introducing old-world charm at its best. Pass time in strudel heaven or go high energy with a chance to ski (or snowboard). (B) (B) DAY 13 SALZBURG TO VIENNA. Welcome to Vienna – the home of Freud and free association. Go. (B) DAYS 14-15 VIENNA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. A walking tour in Bratislava before Budapest’s nightlife that really is THAT good. Recharge at a thermal spa or repeat last night at a ruin bar. (B,D) (B) DAYS 16-17 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW, POLAND. The best winter food in Europe. Fact. Make like a culture vulture with a museum visit or just people watch with a hot chocolate. (B) (B)

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DAYS 18-19 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Auschwitz-Birkenau puts things in perspective before we arrive in Prague. Then, explore! Think: Charles Bridge, John Lennon Wall, then beer. Really. Good. Beer. (B,D) (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Driving tour of Paris ++ Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice ++ Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Local guide in Florence ++ A tasty sample of traditional Swiss fondue ++ Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 23 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) ++ 17 nights in hostels, 4 nights in bungalows & 2 nights in hotel upgrades ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Skiing in Salzburg ++ Viennese Chamber Orchestra START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAYS 20-21 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. See Dresden rising from war ashes. Then find out why Berlin is one of the coolest cities in Europe. Also: nightlife. (B,D) (B) DAYS 22-23 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Check out the sights and tone your legs with an optional bike tour before our farewell dinner cruise. (B) (B,D) DAY 24 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Make #bestfriendsforever over coach games and road trip snacks as we say goodbye in London. (B) For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www.topdeck.travel


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DAY 1 LONDON TO LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. We begin with Harry Potter-esque Oxford. Soak up the medieval vibes before we head to Liverpool. (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-hunting or check out the city vaults under South Bridge. (B) DAY 6 EDINBURGH TO GLASGOW. You can’t do Scotland without whisky. Cue a distillery tasting tour then onto the nightlife behemoth we call Glasgow. (B) DAY 7 GLASGOW TO BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND. Ferry over to a city with a lot of (recent) history and now 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, the land of ‘craic’. 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). (B) DAY 10 GALWAY TO DUBLIN. Take in the scenery on our drive to Dublin, including a visit to the ancient site, Newgrange. Tonight, an Irish show after dinner is your chance to sample a taste of tradition. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Traditional English Sunday roast in Liverpool ++ Visit Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland ++ Visit the world-famous Guinness Storehouse in Dublin ++ See historic Stonehenge ++ Visit prehistoric Newgrange site

MORE INCLUSIONS

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

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TRIP PRICE OF $2349 TRIP PRICE OF $2459 TRIP PRICE OF $2579 G= Guaranteed Departure

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Nightlife tour of Edinburgh ++ Day trip to Loch Ness START MEET AT 7:30AM IN LONDON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $699

14 DAYS FROM

2349

$

USD PER PERSON 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 touring the Guinness Storehouse. (B) DAY 12 DUBLIN TO CARDIFF, WALES. Enjoy the ferry and roll into Cardiff to find out how many Welsh words you can learn in one night. (B) DAY 13 CARDIFF. Do culture at Cardiff Castle or watch a rugby match in The Home of Sport. Tonight, it’s our farewell dinner. (B,D) DAY 14 CARDIFF TO LONDON, ENGLAND. After a night out in Cardiff, we stop off in mystical Stonehenge before London calls. (B)

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!)

For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 68 S P E $1 P E R R PE


MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

108

Souk and safari your way across the Middle East and Africa and discover why these two gems are etched on the top of every traveller’s bucket list. Let your mane down and run wild in the Serengeti National Park, scramble over dunes in the Sahara Desert and camp out under the stars in Morocco. Sweet!

MIDDLE EAST ACCOMMODATION

2-3 STAR HOTELS/ CAMP SITES

ROOM TYPES

TWIN-SHARE/DOUBLE/ SINGLE/MULTI SHARE

AFRICA - CAMPING ACCOMMODATION

2-3 STAR HOTELS/LODGES/ CAMP SITES

ROOM TYPES

T WIN-SHARE/DOUBLE

AFRICA - ACCOMMODATED ACCOMMODATION

2-3 STAR HOTELS/LODGES/ CAMP SITES

ROOM TYPES

T WIN-SHARE/DOUBLE


MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

109

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE

SECTOR

8 DAY | NILE DISCOVERY

110

9 DAY | EGYPT EXPRESS

111

10 DAY | MOROCCAN EXPLORER

112

10 DAY | SAHARA ADVENTURE

113

8 DAY | JORDAN ADVENTURE

114

10 DAY | JORDAN ISRAEL

115

7 DAY | AFRICAN INSIGHT

116

12 DAY | COAST, LESOTHO & CAPE TOWN

117

13 DAY | KENYA AND TANZANIA ADVENTURE

117

14 DAY | GORILL A ENCOUNTER

118

19 DAY | SOUTH WEST SAFARI

119

19 DAY | KRUGER TO CAPE TOWN

120

46 DAY | ULTIMATE AFRICAN ADVENTURE

123



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. 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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8 DAY | NILE DISCOVERY

MIDDLE EAST

110

CAIRO

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

CAIRO

13

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

5-STAR NILE CRUISE

DAY STOP

Cairo

START/FINISH

EGYPT

1 1

Overnight coach

1

Overnight coach

1 Luxor

Edfu Nile Cruise Ship Kom Ombo Aswan

Abu Simbel

CLOCKWISE: ABU SIMBEL, EDFU, CAIRO

TRIP CODE: MXEVCC S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2018 6

MAY

13

MAY

20

MAY

27

MAY

27

MAY

3

JUN

3

JUN

10

JUN

17

JUN

24

JUN

24

JUN

1

JUL

1

JUL

8

JUL

15

JUL

22

JUL

22

JUL

29

29

JUL

5

G G

FINISH

21

OCT

28

OCT

4

NOV

11

NOV

18

NOV

25

NOV

2

DEC

9

DEC

16

DEC

23

DEC

30

DEC

6

JAN

G

G

2019 13

JAN

20

JAN

27

JAN

3

FEB

JUL

10

FEB

17

FEB

AUG

24

FEB

3

MAR

G

G

12

AUG

19

AUG

10

MAR

17

MAR

26

AUG

2

SEP

24

MAR

31

MAR

9

SEP

16

SEP

7

APR

14

APR

23

SEP

30

SEP

21

APR

28

APR

7

OCT

14

OCT

G

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $555

8 DAYS FROM

1190

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

CRUISE OPTION Board a 5-star cruise ship and take on the Nile in style. Cue golden sunsets, comfy cabins and a swimming pool fit for a pharaoh.

M RO YF D DA US ON R 49 S P E $1 P E R R PE

If water isn't your thing, why not check out our 8 Day Essential Egypt trip. See our website for a detailed itinerary.

DAY 1 CAIRO. Welcome to the city of a thousand minarets! Watch the madness of Cairo’s traffic jams from a kahwas (coffee shop). But first, rock up to tonight’s welcome meeting and meet your new friends. DAY 2 CAIRO TO ASWAN VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. There’s old, and then there’s the necropolis of Saqqara. Soak up some ancient history, meander Coptic Cairo and get your haggle on in Khan el-Khalili market. (B) DAY 3 ASWAN TO NILE CRUISE SHIP. Remember the time of ancient Nubia as you float along the Nile on a felucca sailboat. Later, prepare for a culture lesson in a brightly coloured traditional village. Then, climb aboard your five-star chariot (replete with rooftop pool, sun lounges and belly dancing) for a taste of life finer than the pharaohs could have ever imagined. (B,L,D) DAY 4 NILE CRUISE SHIP. Come face to face with awe-inspiring Abu Simbel, presided over by four gigantic statues of Ramesses II. And then: what’s cooler than Kom Ombo temple? The fact 300 mummified crocodiles were found nearby. (B,L,D) DAY 5 NILE CRUISE SHIP. The eye of Ra is watching you today as we head to the Temple of Edfu. Get acquainted with the falcon-headed sky god Horus. After that, kick back on deck and drink in the beauty of the Nile. (B,L,D) DAY 6 NILE CRUISE SHIP TO CAIRO VIA LUXOR AND OVERNIGHT COACH. Take a walk through the shadow of the Valley of Kings and go for a temple trifecta ticking off Hatshepsut, Karnak and Luxor plus the Colossi of Memnon before heading back to Cairo. (B) DAY 7 CAIRO. Walk like an Egyptian into King Tutankhamun’s treasure chest at the Egyptian Museum – home to hundreds of ancient relics – then gain some perspective at the base of the 138m Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx. (B) DAY 8 CAIRO. Shisha! Is the trip over already? If your inner explorer has been awakened, stay on to

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ 5-star cruise on the Nile ++ Egyptology tours at major sites (entrance fees not included) ++ Visit the Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau ++ Visit the Egyptian Museum ++ Visit the temples of Abu Simbel, Kom Ombo & Edfu ++ Visit the Saqqara Step Pyramid, Coptic Cairo & Khan el-Khalili ++ Visit the temples of Luxor & Karnak ++ Visit the Valley of the Kings & the Temple of Hatshepsut ++ Visit a Nubian village

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights twin share in 4-star hotels, 3 nights aboard a 5-star cruise ship in cabin accommodation, 2 nights aboard overnight coach ++ Arrival transfer from the airport to hotel ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle ++ Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader + local guides

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Visit the Philae Temple ++ Dinner in a Nubian home ++ Camel ride START MEET AT 7PM IN CAIRO FINISH DEPART CAIRO AT ANY TIME ON FINAL DAY

uncover more of Cairo’s coolness. We’re outta here after breakfast. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Middle East trips please visit www.topdeck.travel


9 DAY | EGYPT EXPRESS CAIRO

12

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

MIDDLE EAST

CAIRO

111

FELUCCA SAILING

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

Cairo

START/FINISH

EGYPT

1 1

Overnight coach

1 1

Overnight coach

1

Luxor Felucca Sailing

2

Kom Ombo

1 Aswan

Abu Simbel

CLOCKWISE: LUXOR, CAIRO, ASWAN

DAY 1 CAIRO. Take 17,190 people per square kilometre, traffic jams and of course, pyramids, and you’ve officially arrived in Umm al-Dunya. Transfer to the hotel and convene with the gang for a welcome meeting. DAY 2 CAIRO TO ASWAN VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. See King Tutankhamun's treasures at the Egyptian Museum, have a Giza at the ancient pyramids and play ‘got your nose’ with the Sphinx. Never gets old. (B) DAY 3 ASWAN. Wake up in Aswan with a free day ahead, or opt to visit Philae Temple. The shrine to the goddess Isis had to be moved and reassembled like a jigsaw puzzle in the ‘70s due to the rising Nile. Also: a chance to explore a Nubian village. (B) DAY 4 ASWAN TO FELUCCA SAILING. After a templefilled day at Abu Simbel, climb aboard a traditional felucca sailboat. The adventure’s just beginning! (B,L,D) DAY 5 FELUCCA SAILING. Imagine: The sun on your back, the wind in your cotton sails and the best people you could ever hope to meet sharing stories, food and music in one cushion-strewn love-in. (B,L,D) DAY 6 FELUCCA SAILING TO LUXOR. Today we’re stepping off in Luxor, aka the world’s largest openair museum, but not before pit stopping at Kom Ombo and an optional look at the Karnak and Luxor temples. (B) DAY 7 LUXOR TO CAIRO VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. Get inside the Valley of the Kings then give a silent high five to Queen Hatshepsut (who ruled ancient Egypt for 20 years) before snapping a selfie at the Colossi of Memnon. (B) DAY 8 CAIRO. Spend your free day chilling out or take the opportunity to tour the Saqqara Pyramid, Coptic Cairo and Khan el-Khalili market. Famished? Hit up a kushari vendor for Egypt’s version of fast food. (B) DAY 9 CAIRO. Just getting into the groove of this 24hour city? The adventure may be over after breakfast, but you can make like Indiana Jones and keep on seeking. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Egyptology tours at major sites (entrance fees not included) ++ Visit the Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau ++ Visit the Egyptian Museum ++ Visit the temples of Abu Simbel & Kom Ombo ++ Visit the Valley of the Kings & the Temple of Hatshepsut ++ Felucca sailing on the Nile

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D) ++ 3 nights in 3-star hotels (twin/triple share), 1 night in a tourist class hotel (twin/triple share), 2 nights on a felucca sailboat & 2 nights on an overnight coach ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle ++ Arrival transfer from the airport to hotel ++ Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader + local guides

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Visit Saqqara Step Pyramid, Coptic Cairo & Khan el Khalili ++ Visit Karnak & Luxor Temples ++ Camel ride START MEET AT 7PM IN CAIRO FINISH DEPART CAIRO AT ANY TIME ON FINAL DAY

For more awesome Topdeck Middle East trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

TRIP CODE: MXEECC S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2018 5

MAY

13

MAY

19

MAY

27

MAY

2

JUN

10

JUN

16

JUN

24

JUN

30

JUN

8

JUL

14

JUL

22

JUL

28

JUL

5

AUG

11

AUG

19

AUG

25

AUG

2

SEP

G G

FINISH

3

NOV

11

NOV

17

NOV

25

NOV

1

DEC

9

DEC

15

DEC

23

DEC

G

29

DEC

6

JAN

G

2019 G G

12

JAN

20

JAN

26

JAN

3

FEB

9

FEB

17

FEB

23

FEB

3

MAR

8

SEP

16

SEP

9

MAR

17

MAR

22

SEP

30

SEP

23

MAR

31

MAR

6

OCT

14

OCT

6

APR

14

APR

20

OCT

28

OCT

20

APR

28

APR

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $250

9 DAYS FROM

875

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

SAILING OPTION Capture the feeling of sweet freedom as you embark on an unforgettable sailing trip down the Nile aboard a traditional felucca boat. Get back to basics and sail like the ancient Egyptians on this primitive adventure. Please note: A sleeping bag is required for the felucca sailing portion of this trip.

M RO Y F SD N A O D R 8U S P E $9 P E R R PE


10 D A Y | M O R O C C A N E X P L O R E R

MIDDLE EAST

112

MARRAKECH

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

DAY STOP 2

1

Casablanca

13

Fes

Volubilis Rabat

MARRAKECH

Meknes

Ifrane

Midelt

Marrakech START/FINISH

MOROCCO

2 1

1 Errachidia

Dades Gorge

1

Todra

1 Merzouga

Ait Ben Haddou

Desert Camp

CLOCKWISE: MERZOUGA DESERT CAMP, MARRAKECH, DADES GORGE

DAY 1 MARRAKECH. Transfer to your hotel, ditch the map, turn off your phone and get hopelessly lost in a maze of mosaics and souks in the Red City. Then, get acquainted with the gang at tonight’s welcome meeting.

TRIP CODE: MXMEMM S TA R T

2018 11

MAY

20

MAY

25 8

MAY

3

JUN

JUN

17

JUN

22

JUN

1

JUL

G

23

NOV

7 G

21

FINISH 2

DEC

DEC

16

DEC

DEC

30

DEC

6

JUL

15

JUL

4

JAN

13

20

JUL

29

JUL

G

18

JAN

27

JAN

3

AUG

12

AUG

G

1

FEB

10

FEB

JAN

17

AUG

26

AUG

15

FEB

24

FEB

31

AUG

9

SEP

1

MAR

10

MAR

14

SEP

23

SEP

15

MAR

24

MAR

28

SEP

7

OCT

29

MAR

7

APR

12

OCT

21

OCT

12

APR

21

APR

26

APR

5

MAY

26

OCT

4

NOV

9

NOV

18

NOV

G

2019

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $315

10 DAYS FROM

1095

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

DAY 2 MARRAKECH. Today is all about the city tour. See the Bahia Palace, visit the Saadian Tombs and then work your way past the snake charmers in Jemaa el-Fnaa square. (B) DAY 3 MARRAKECH TO RABAT VIA CASABLANCA. Visit the Hassan II Mosque – bearer of the world’s largest minaret (210 metres), with a frickin’ laser beam on top. After lunch, head to the UNESCO World Heritage capital of Rabat and paint the town blue in Kasbah des Oudaias. (B) DAY 4 RABAT TO FES VIA VOLUBILIS AND MEKNES. Live la dolce vita in Volubilis, or at least get a good idea of what it was like during Roman times, at these wellpreserved ruins. Think: historic public buildings dating back a whopping 2,000 years ago. Then, walk through Meknes and go into pattern overdrive in Fes. (B) DAY 5 FES. Mausoleums, mosques and medinas are in order today on a full-day whip around the city with a local guide. Lose yourself in the 9,000 narrow cobbled streets in Fes el-Bali, lined with spices, food stalls and tanneries. Or hunt down a hammam for a (body) shine and polish. (B,L) DAY 6 FES TO ERRACHIDIA VIA IFRANE AND MIDELT. Adjust to the altitude in Alpine-fresh Ifrane, then carve back through cedar forests to Midelt for lunch and head south to Errachidia. (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 10 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 7 ERRACHIDIA TO MERZOUGA DESERT CAMP. Merzouga looks as if it might be engulfed by the red dunes of the Sahara Desert at any moment. Pull up a sun lounger and savour the view before setting off on camel (optional) to get Berber fever in a desert camp. (B,L,D) DAY 8 MERZOUGA TO DADES GORGE VIA TODRA GORGE. Step into your own Roadrunner cartoon today in the rock climber's nirvana of Todra Gorge. With a 3D landscape of imposing orange sandstone

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

Guided tours of Marrakech, Rabat & Fes Rock the kasbah in Rabat Visit Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca Get lost in the Medina of Fes Visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis Overnight stay in the Sahara Desert in Berber tents ++ Entrance fees to all sights in the itinerary

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in 3-star hotels (twin-share), 1 night in a desert camp ++ Arrival transfer from the airport to hotel ++ Air-conditioned minibus ++ Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Quad biking in the desert ++ Hammam experience START MEET AT 8PM IN MARRAKECH FINISH DEPART MARRAKECH AT ANY TIME ON FINAL DAY

peaks, streams and the odd camel playing outside your window today, the trip to Dades Gorge will seem quicker than a coyote. (B,D)

DAY 9 DADES GORGE TO MARRAKECH VIA AÏT BENHADDOU. Aït Benhaddou is UNESCO World Heritage and ‘Desert Hollywood’ beauty combined on an old caravan route between Sudan and Marrakech. (B)

DAY 10 MARRAKECH. The trip might be over after breakfast but your adventure doesn’t have to be. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Middle East trips please visit www.topdeck.travel


10 D A Y | S A H A R A A D V E N T U R E MARRAKECH

18

MEALS

1

MIDDLE EAST

MARRAKECH

113

COUNTRY

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

Marrakech

START/FINISH

MOROCCO

1 2

2

Essaouira

Ait Ben Haddou Agadir

Taroudant

1

1 Tamnougalt

1

Tamalakoute

1 Sahara Desert Camp

CLOCKWISE: AÏT BENHADDOU, ESSAOUIRA, TODRA

DAY 1 MARRAKECH. Get your first taste of Morocco’s delicate fusion of old and new world in the 18-plus souks that fill the city streets. Just make sure you arrive in time for tonight’s welcome meeting. DAY 2 MARRAKECH. Kick start your day with a guided city tour and see the Saadian tombs and Bahia Palace before ending in Jemaa el-Fnaa – a town square that houses snake charmers, Barbary apes, singers, dancers, drummers and more. (B) DAY 3 MARRAKECH TO TAMNOUGALT VIA AIT BENHADDOU. Prepare for some of the most epic scenery as we cross the Tizi n’Tichka pass. Alpineesque fields of grazing sheep clash with unforgiving rocky terrain, mud-brick houses and some of the most nerve-shredding hairpin bends. Bonus: a visit to World Heritage listed Ksar in Aït Benhaddou. Tonight, sleep it off in a Kasbah. (B,L,D) DAY 4 TAMNOUGALT TO SAHARA DESERT. Leaving snowcapped mountains to go boarding on a sand dune sounds impossible, but it’s happening. Blast across sand flats, wind between desert dunes and rattle your bones over the dry Draa River to reach our camp on the edge of the Erg Chigaga dunes. This is glamping, desert style. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 SAHARA TO TAMALAKOUTE. Shack up for the night in a small village as a local Berber family welcome you into their home. (B,L,D)

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

Stay with a local Berber family in Tamalakoute Guided tour of Marrakech Rock the kasbah in Tamnougalt Off-road & overnight in the Sahara Desert Hit the beach at Essaouira Entrance fees to all sights in the itinerary

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in 3-star hotels (twin share), 1 night in a kasbah, 1 night in a desert camp & 1 night in a Berber house ++ Arrival transfer from the airport to hotel ++ Transport in 4WD vehicle ++ Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Windsurfing in Essaouira ++ Camel ride in the Sahara Desert START MEET AT 8PM IN MARRAKECH FINISH DEPART MARRAKECH AT ANY TIME ON FINAL DAY

DAY 6 TAMALAKOUTE TO TAROUDANT. As far as road trips go, crossing the otherworldly volcanic landscape of the Jebel Siroua Mountains by 4x4 bats well above average. Expect endless twists through rock-strewn desert vistas, climbing to an elevation of 2,500m with a window-slideshow of deep valleys, barley and saffron fields. Keep watch for blink-and-you’ll-miss-it villages where the Ait Ouaouzguit Berbers herd donkeys and weave a rug like no other. (B,L,D)

howling coastal wind. Wander the medina or hit the beach between market shopping. Pro tip: dine at the open-air fish stands for some essence of Essaouira tonight. (B)

DAY 7 TAROUDANT TO ESSAOUIRA VIA AGADIR. In the Argan Forest there are goats that live in trees. How awesome is that?! Spend some time staring at them, then we’re off to the beach! (B,L)

DAY 10 MARRAKECH. Write your own ending by spending a few more days (or weeks) in this sensory overload of a land. We’re outta here after breakfast. (B)

DAY 8 ESSAOUIRA. Hold on to your hat! This charming fishing town is a mecca for windsurfers thanks to its

For more awesome Topdeck Middle East trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

TRIP CODE: MXMSMM S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2018 4

MAY

13

MAY

18

MAY

27

MAY

1

JUN

10

JUN

15

JUN

24

JUN

29

JUN

8

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13

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22

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NOV

11

NOV

16

NOV

25

NOV

30

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DEC

28

DEC

6

JAN

G G

FINISH

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11

JAN

20

JAN

25

JAN

3

FEB

10

AUG

19

AUG

8

FEB

17

FEB

24

AUG

2

SEP

22

FEB

3

MAR

7

SEP

16

SEP

8

MAR

17

MAR

21

SEP

30

SEP

22

MAR

31

MAR

5

OCT

14

OCT

5

APR

14

APR

19

OCT

28

OCT

19

APR

28

APR

G

G

2019

G

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $530

10 DAYS FROM

1190

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

DAY 9 ESSAOUIRA TO MARRAKECH. Wash the last of that desert sand off before we head back to the Red City and a chance to meander the medina in Marrakech. ‘Our last night in Morocco’ sounds like a cheesy romance novel, but it’s true. (B)

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 19 S P E $1 P E R R PE


8 DAY | JORDAN ADVENTURE

MIDDLE EAST

114

AMMAN

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

AMMAN

8

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

DAY STOP

Ajloun Castle Jerash

2 1

JORDAN Amman

START/FINISH

Madaba Mt Nebo Dead Sea

Karak

2 Petra

1 Wadi Rum

Aqaba 1

CLOCKWISE: AMMAN, PETRA, PETRA

DAY 1 AMMAN. Head to a shawarma stand or grab a plate of mansaf because the food here is off the hookah. Just be back in time for tonight’s welcome meeting.

TRIP CODE: MXJAAA S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2018 G

FINISH

28

OCT

4

NOV

13

MAY

20

MAY

27

MAY

3

JUN

3

JUN

10

JUN

10

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17

JUN

24

JUN

1

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1

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8

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13

8

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15

JUL

20

JAN

27

JAN

22

JUL

29

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3

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10

FEB

29

JUL

5

AUG

17

FEB

24

FEB

5

AUG

12

AUG

3

MAR

10

MAR

19

AUG

26

AUG

17

MAR

24

MAR

2

SEP

9

SEP

31

MAR

7

APR

16

SEP

23

SEP

14

APR

21

APR

30

SEP

7

OCT

28

APR

5

MAY

14

OCT

21

OCT

G

11

NOV

18

NOV

25

NOV

2

DEC

9

DEC

16

DEC

23

DEC

30

DEC

G

G

G

2019 JAN

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $215

8 DAYS FROM

1350

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

DAY 2 AMMAN TO PETRA. Go old school in Madaba, the site of an ancient Holy map that’s so detailed it’s like Google Maps for theologists. Then, soak up views of the Promised Land from the top of Mt Nebo, storm a giant Crusader castle in Karak... and we haven’t even got to the Lost City yet. (B) DAY 3 PETRA. Chiseled from sheer cliffs of rose-red stone and named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Petra’s existence seems impossible. Grab your satchel and don’t forget your hat – Indiana Jones has nothing on you today as you wander through the Siq and catch your first glimpse of the Treasury. (B) DAY 4 PETRA TO WADI RUM VIA LITTLE PETRA. After an off-road desert drive through Wadi Rum, spend the night in a Bedouin camp and feast on a traditional earth-oven dinner with one of the world’s most ancient nomadic tribes. Also realise you’ve never really seen stars before. (B,D) DAY 5 WADI RUM TO AQABA. Aqaba is Jordan’s only coastal city so take the option to dive, windsurf and snorkel the Red Sea. Or just hit the hammam and gorge yourself on knafeh in a coffee shop – we won’t judge. (B) DAY 6 AQABA TO AMMAN. At 427 metres below sea level, the Dead Sea is so salty you can float like a cork in a badly opened bottle of wine. Time to enjoy one of the world’s oldest health resorts. Then it’s back to Amman to see the likes of the Citadel and Roman amphitheatre on a city tour. (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 69 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 7 AMMAN VIA JERASH AND AJLOUN. Today we crank the history knob up to 11 and take you through Jerash – home to Greco-Roman highlights, including a hippodrome which was used for chariot racing, not hippos. Then visit Ajloun Castle – once an important pigeon post to help get messages from Damascus to Cairo in a single day. (B) DAY 8 AMMAN. Fill up on fuul; the trip’s over after breakfast. Where to next? (B)

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

Discover the 'Lost City of Petra' Float in the Dead Sea Guided tours of Amman & ancient Jerash Wadi Rum 4x4 excursion & desert camp Relax on the Red Sea in Aqaba Entrance fees to all sights in the itinerary

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 6 nights twin share in 3-star hotels, 1 night twin share in a Bedouin desert camp ++ Arrival & departure airport transfers ++ Air-conditioned minibus or coach ++ Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Petra by Night tour ++ Camel ride at Wadi Rum ++ Red Sea snorkelling boat trip START MEET AT AMMAN AT 7PM FINISH DEPART AMMAN AT ANY TIME ON FINAL DAY

This is a section of the 10 Day Jordan & Israel trip. See p.115. or visit www.topdeck.travel


10 D A Y | J O R D A N & I S R A E L TEL AVIV

YOUR ROUTE

10

2

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

MIDDLE EAST

AMMAN

115

COUNTRIES

DAY STOP

Ajloun Castle Jerash

ISRAEL Tel Aviv FINISH

1

Jerusalem

2

JORDAN Amman

1 1

START

Madaba Mt Nebo

Bethlehem

Karak

Dead Sea

2 Petra

Aqaba

1

1 Wadi Rum

CLOCKWISE: JERUSALEM, AQABA

DAY 1 AMMAN, JORDAN. Touch down in one of the oldest cities in existence and drop off your gear before trading bios with your new travel buddies tonight. DAY 2 AMMAN TO PETRA. Madaba is home to a mosaic map of the Holy Land so detailed it’s like an ancient Navman. From there, take in views of epic proportions from Mt Nebo and explore Karak Castle where the Crusaders ruled over the valley below. (B) DAY 3 PETRA. ‘Historic’ is a word that doesn’t even come close to describing a city that was founded around 312 BC. Petra stands as a testament to man’s ability to create beauty from nothing with 80m high red sandstone tunnels and a facade made famous by Indiana Jones. (B)

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

Discover the 'Lost City of Petra' Float in the Dead Sea Guided tours of Amman & ancient Jerash Wadi Rum 4x4 excursion & desert camp Relax on the Red Sea in Aqaba Wine tasting in Israel Guided tours of Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Tel Aviv Entrance fees to all sights in the itinerary

MORE INCLUSIONS

DAY 4 PETRA TO WADI RUM VIA LITTLE PETRA. Traversing the desert used to be done on camels – these days you get a 4x4 (though the camel ride is still an option). Spend a night with one of the world’s most ancient nomadic tribes in a Bedouin camp. (B,D)

++ 9 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 8 nights in 3-star hotels (twin share), 1 night in a Bedouin desert camp (twin share) ++ Arrival transfer from the airport to the hotel ++ Air-conditioned minibus or coach ++ Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader

DAY 5 WADI RUM TO AQABA. Aqaba was founded around 4,000 BC and there’s little wonder why. It’s Jordan’s only coastal city and sits smack bang in the middle of everything that is the Red Sea. Take the option to (wet) suit up and see what all those ‘top dives in the world’ lists are on about. (B)

++ Petra by Night tour ++ Camel ride at Wadi Rum ++ Red Sea snorkelling boat trip

DAY 6 AQABA TO AMMAN. Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad empires have all had their two cents when it comes to Amman, creating a melting pot of ancient historical sites. You’ll see the Roman amphitheatre, Citadel and more on this afternoon’s city tour. (B) DAY 7 AMMAN TO JERUSALEM, ISRAEL VIA JERASH AND AJLOUN. Roman ruins in Jerash and a pit stop to see the Ajloun fortress before we cross the border. Israel’s next. (B) DAY 8 JERUSALEM. Christianity, Islam and Judaism all consider Jerusalem a holy place; it's kind of a big deal. You’ll go to: the Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, King David’s Tomb, the Wailing Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Golgotha (where Jesus was crucified), just to name a few. (B)

TOP OPTIONALS

START MEET AT 7PM IN AMMAN FINISH DEPART TEL AVIV AT ANY TIME ON FINAL DAY

DAY 9 JERUSALEM TO TEL AVIV VIA BETHLEHEM. Step into the real-life nativity scene of Bethlehem before swapping the religious sites for a winery visit and taking your pick of 16 beaches in Tel Aviv. Wander the chilled-out seaport of Old Jaffa then see why Lonely Planet ranked this place amongst the top ten party cities in the world. (B) DAY 10 TEL AVIV. The trip might be over after breakfast, but don’t leave until you track down Abu Hassan for hummus that will haunt your dreams (it’s that good). (B)

TRIP CODE: MXJIAA S TA R T

2018 G

FINISH

13

MAY

22

MAY

27

MAY

5

JUN

3

JUN

12

JUN

10

JUN

19

JUN

24

JUN

3

JUL

1

JUL

10

JUL

6

JAN

15

8

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17

JUL

20

JAN

29

JAN

22

JUL

31

JUL

3

FEB

12

FEB

G

11

NOV

20

NOV

25

NOV

4

DEC

9

DEC

18

DEC

23

DEC

1

JAN

G

G

G

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29

JUL

7

AUG

17

FEB

26

FEB

5

AUG

14

AUG

3

MAR

12

MAR

19

AUG

28

AUG

17

MAR

26

MAR

2

SEP

11

SEP

31

MAR

9

APR

16

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25

SEP

14

APR

23

APR

30

SEP

9

OCT

28

APR

7

MAY

14

OCT

23

OCT

28

OCT

6

NOV

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $510

10 DAYS FROM

2390

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

For more awesome Topdeck Middle East trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 39 S P E $2 P E R R PE


7 DAY |AFRICAN INSIGHT

AFRICA

116

JOHANNESBURG

LIVINGSTONE

15

MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

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

Visit Kruger National Park Visit Matobo National Park Shangaan cultural evening See Victoria Falls at Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) on ZOAIJL /5 lunches (L) on ZOAILJ, 5 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in 2-person dome tents (twin share) ++ Fully equipped safari vehicle ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver YOUR ROUTE

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Gorge swing ++ Helicopter ride

1 STOP & STAY

ZAMBIA

Victoria Falls

Livingstone

START MEET AT 7AM IN JOHANNESBURG OR 8AM IN LIVINGSTONE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN LIVINGSTONE OR 6PM IN JOHANNESBURG

DAY STOP

Matobo NP

ZIMBABWE Tshipise Kruger NP

Johannesburg

SOUTH AFRICA

CLOCKWISE: VICTORIA FALLS, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

TRIP CODE: ZOAIJL EX. JOHANNESBURG S TA R T 11 25 8 22 8 22 5 19 3 17 31 14 28 12 26 9 23 6

FINISH

2018 JAN 17 JAN 31 FEB 14 FEB 28 MAR 14 MAR 28 APR 11 APR 25 MAY 9 MAY 23 MAY 6 JUN 20 JUN 4 JUL 18 JUL 1 AUG 15 AUG 29 SEP 12

JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP

S TA R T 20 4 18 1 15 29 13 27 10 24 7 21 7 21 4 18 2 16

26 10 24 7 21 5 19 2 2019 JAN 16 JAN 30 FEB 13 FEB 27 MAR 13 MAR 27 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 22 SEP OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC

TRIP CODE: ZOAILJ EX. LIVINGSTONE FINISH SEO OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY

CAMPING TRIP PRICE OF $1120 + $100 ADVENTURE PASS = $1220 ACCOMMODATED TRIP PRICE OF $1575 + $100 ADVENTURE PASS = $1675 Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

7 DAYS FROM

1220

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

S TA R T

FINISH 2018

3 17 31 14 28 14 28 11 25 9 23 6 20 4 18 1 15 29

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG

9 23 6 20 6 20 3 17 1 15 29 12 26 10 24 7 21 4

JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP

S TA R T 12 26 10 24 7 21 5 19 2 16 30 13 27 13 27 10 24 8 22

18 2 16 30 13 27 11 25 2019 JAN 8 JAN 22 JAN 5 FEB 19 FEB 5 MAR 19 MAR 2 APR 16 APR 30 MAY 14 MAY 28 SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC

FINISH SEP OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR APR APR APR MAY MAY

DAYS 1-2 JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA VIA GREATER KRUGER. Our adventure begins in Johannesburg, the City of Gold and one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the African continent. Starting early, we roll in style (and by style, we mean fully equipped safari truck) to the Greater Kruger area. Kruger is South Africa’s premier national park and in connection with parks in adjoining Mozambique and Botswana, covers 24,000 square kilometres of land used in the protection of African wildlife. Give your camera a work out as we enjoy a full day’s game viewing in the national park, seeking wildlife encounters with Africa’s Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – as well as giraffe, hippo, zebra and more! Nothing will prepare you for the first time you spot these incredible creatures in the wild – guaranteed memories sure to last a lifetime! (D) (B,L,D)

DAYS 3-4 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK TO MATOBO NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE VIA TSHIPISE. Leaving Kruger we shimmy north, spending the night near the Limpopo River close to the Beitbridge border. Completing formalities at the border post we enter Zimbabwe and drive through stunning landscapes and the town of Gweru to Matobo National Park, home to a wide variety of animal species including black and white rhinoceros, zebra, wildebeest and giraffe. Flex your freedom and take your pick of optionals including game drives and more! (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 75 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAYS 5-7 MATOBO NATIONAL PARK TO LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA. Prepare for more amazing views and another day in this nature lover’s heaven. Head out on a game walk where you’ll look for rhino with a local guide. From Matobo National Park we cross into Zambia and drive to Livingstone, where our camp is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River. We have our last night at camp just downstream from Victoria Falls, one of Africa’s most spectacular sights and the perfect place to end our trip. Until next time, #topdeckers! (B,L,D) (B) (B) For more awesome Topdeck Africa trips please visit www.topdeck.travel


DURBAN

YOUR ROUTE

CAPE TOWN

1 STOP & STAY

29

MEALS

2

COUNTRIES

NAIROBI

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

DAR ES SALAAM

1 STOP & STAY

30

MEALS

2

COUNTRIES

DAY STOP

Maasai Mara

KENYA

Nairobi START

Drakensburg

SOUTH AFRICA Cape Town FINISH

Oudtshoorn

LESOTHO

Serengeti NP

Durban START

Malealea

Arusha

Ngorongoro Crater

Underberg Area Mountain Zebra NP

Zanzibar

TANZANIA

Addo Elephant NP Knysna

Dar es Salaam FINISH

Hermanus

TRIP CODE: ZOSSRC S TA R T

TRIP CODE: ZOKCND

FINISH 2018

13

JAN

24

JAN

S TA R T

FINISH

16

JUN

27

JUN

30

JUN

11

JUL

S TA R T 1

FINISH

DEC

12

S TA R T

FINISH 2018

DEC

2019

7

JAN

S TA R T

FINISH

24

JUN

6

JUL

JUL

20

JUL

19

JAN

8

S TA R T 23

FINISH

DEC

4

JAN

2019

27

JAN

7

FEB

14

JUL

25

JUL

12

JAN

23

JAN

21

JAN

2

FEB

22

JUL

3

AUG

6

JAN

18

JAN

10

FEB

21

FEB

28

JUL

8

AUG

26

JAN

6

FEB

4

FEB

16

FEB

5

AUG

17

AUG

20

JAN

1

FEB

24

FEB

7

MAR

11

AUG

22

AUG

9

FEB

20

FEB

18

FEB

2

MAR

19

AUG

31

AUG

3

FEB

15

FEB

10

MAR

21

MAR

25

AUG

5

SEP

23

FEB

6

MAR

4

MAR

16

MAR

2

SEP

14

SEP

17

FEB

1

MAR

24

MAR

4

APR

8

SEP

19

SEP

9

MAR

20

MAR

18

MAR

30

MAR

16

SEP

28

SEP

3

MAR

15

MAR

7

APR

18

APR

22

SEP

3

OCT

23

MAR

3

APR

1

APR

13

APR

30

SEP

12

OCT

17

MAR

29

MAR

21

APR

2

MAY

6

OCT

17

OCT

6

APR

17

APR

15

APR

27

APR

14

OCT

26

OCT

31

MAR

12

APR

5

MAY

16

MAY

20

OCT

31

OCT

20

APR

1

MAY

29

APR

11

MAY

28

OCT

9

NOV

14

APR

26

APR

19

MAY

30

MAY

3

NOV

14

NOV

4

MAY

15

MAY

13

MAY

25

MAY

11

NOV

23

NOV

28

APR

10

MAY

2

JUN

13

JUN

17

NOV

28

NOV

18

MAY

29

MAY

27

MAY

8

JUN

25

NOV

7

DEC

12

MAY

24

MAY

10

JUN

22

JUN

9

DEC

21

DEC

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

Sani pass excursion Visit Battlefields, Talana Hill Visit Royal National Park Visit Drakensberg Mountains Visit Addo Elephant National Park Visit Cango Caves Visit Cape Agulhas Wine tasting

START MEET AT 8AM IN DURBAN FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN CAPE TOWN

MORE INCLUSIONS

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

++ 11 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D) ++ 11 nights in campsites ++ Fully equipped safari vehicle ++ 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodation ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

++ Visit Maasai Mara National Reserve ++ Maasai village walk ++ Visit the Serengeti & the Ngorongoro Crater

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Zanzibar spice tour ++ Snorkelling day trip

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Hermanus whale watching cruise ++ Horse riding

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in campsites & 3 nights in hotels ++ Zanzibar ferry ++ Fully equipped safari vehicle ++ 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodation ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

START MEET AT 8AM IN NAIROBI FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN DAR ES SALA AM

CAMPING TRIP PRICE OF $995 + $100 ADVENTURE PASS = $1095 CAMPING TRIP PRICE OF $1815 + $1460 ADVENTURE PASS = $3275

ACCOMMODATED TRIP PRICE OF $1255 + $100 ADVENTURE PASS = $1355

Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

ACCOMMODATED TRIP PRICE OF $2275 + $1460 ADVENTURE PASS = $3735

12 DAYS FROM

Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

1095

$

13 DAYS FROM

$

USD PER PERSON

3275

USD PER PERSON All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

M RO Y F SD N A O D R 2U S P E $9 P E R R PE

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 52 S P E $2 P E R R PE

117 AFRICA

12 DAY | COAST, LESOTHO & CAPE TO WN 13 DAY | KENYA & TANZANIA ADVENTURE


14 D A Y | G O R I L L A E N C O U N T E R

AFRICA

118

NAIROBI

YOUR ROUTE

STAY 1 STOP & STAY

NAIROBI

40

MEALS

2

COUNTRIES

DAYSTOP STOP DAY

UGANDA Queen Elizabeth NP

Kampala

Jinja

Eldoret

PLEASE NOTE

Lake Nakuru NP

Due to the endangered status of Mountain Gorillas, visitors are strictly limited and a permit must be purchased at the time of booking at an additional cost to the trip price to make sure you get to see these gentle giants. Gorilla permit rates are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.

Nairobi START/FINISH

KENYA

Gorilla Trek

CLOCKWISE: LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK, BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NP

TRIP CODE: ZOKCGN S TA R T

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

FINISH 2018

S TA R T 15

FINISH

SEP

28

SEP

6

JAN

19

JAN

22

SEP

5

OCT

13

JAN

26

JAN

13

OCT

26

OCT

3

FEB

16

FEB

20

OCT

2

NOV

10

FEB

23

FEB

10

NOV

23

NOV

3

MAR

16

MAR

17

NOV

30

NOV

10

MAR

23

MAR

8

DEC

21

DEC

31

MAR

13

APR

15

DEC

28

DEC

7

APR

20

APR

2019

28

APR

11

MAY

5

JAN

18

JAN

5

MAY

18

MAY

12

JAN

25

JAN

26

MAY

8

JUN

2

FEB

15

FEB

2

JUN

15

JUN

9

FEB

22

FEB

23

JUN

6

JUL

2

MAR

15

MAR

30

JUN

13

JUL

9

MAR

22

MAR

21

JUL

3

AUG

30

MAR

12

APR

28

JUL

10

AUG

6

APR

19

APR

18

AUG

31

AUG

27

APR

10

MAY

25

AUG

7

SEP

4

MAY

17

MAY

CAMPING TRIP PRICE OF $1650 + $160 ADVENTURE PASS = $1810 + $750 GORILLA PERMIT ACCOMMODATED TRIP PRICE OF $2285 + $160 ADVENTURE PASS = $2445 + $750 GORILLA PERMIT Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

++ ++ ++ ++

Visit the Great Rift Valley Visit Lake Nakuru National Park Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park Mountain gorilla trekking (part of Gorilla permit payment) ++ Chimpanzee trekking (part of Gorilla permit payment)

MORE INCLUSIONS 13 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D) 13 nights in campsites Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodation ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Island boat trip ++ Whitewater rafting START MEET AT 8AM IN NAIROBI FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN NAIROBI

14 DAYS FROM

1810

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 1 NAIROBI, KENYA TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK. First up: Kenya’s Great Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru National Park. Best known for its birdlife, Nakuru also contains plenty of rhinos, leopards, warthogs, baboons and lions. Get excited, this is Africa! (L,D)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 30 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAYS 2-3 LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK TO KAMPALA, UGANDA, VIA ELDORET. We continue north through the highlands to Eldoret before we cross into Uganda’s bustling capital, Kampala. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

DAYS 4-5 KAMPALA TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK. After a night in Kampala, we drive

west to Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of chimpanzees, pausing to appreciate the views of Lake Edward. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

DAYS 6-9 QUEEN ELIZABETH NP TO LAKE BUNYONYI (GORILLA TREK AND FREE TIME). Get stoked – we’ll visit a chimpanzee sanctuary at Kyambura Gorge before reaching camp at Lake Bunyonyi. Then, local guides will lead us on a trek to see a family of gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Trust us, nothing will prepare you for the moment you come face to face with these beauties. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

DAYS 10-12 LAKE BUNYONYI TO JINJA, VIA KAMPALA. We spend one night in Kampala before continuing to Jinja, where there’s an opportunity to assist a local charity in building and improving community schools. It’s also a great place for other optionals like kayaking, whitewater rafting and bird watching. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAYS 13-14 JINJA TO NAIROBI, KENYA, VIA ELDORET. Crossing back into Kenya with a stop in Eldoret, we carry on along the Rift Valley to Nairobi where our Gorilla Encounter trip ends. (B,L,D) (B,L) For more Gorilla trips please visit our website www.topdeck.travel


19 D A Y | S O U T H W E S T S A FA R I CAPE TOWN

YOUR ROUTE

48

4

MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

AFRICA

LIVINGSTONE

119

COUNTRIES

DAY STOP

START

Livingstone

ZAMBIA

Etosha NP

Chobe NP Okavango Delta

Victoria Falls

NAMIBIA Maun

BOTSWANA

Windhoek Swakopmund

Namib Naukluft NP Fish River Canyon Gariep (Orange) River

Cape Town

SOUTH AFRICA FINISH

CLOCKWISE: ORANGE RIVER, NAMIB-NAUKLUFT NATIONAL PARK

DAYS 1-2 LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA TO CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA. Meet the group, and prepare for adventure in Livingstone. This is the perfect base to explore the buzzing Victoria Falls region, so arrive a few days before the trip starts. On day two we make our way to Botswana and Chobe National Park where we take a game viewing boat cruise in the afternoon. Cue elephants, buffaloes and hippos in the river shallows. (B) (B,L,D)

DAY 3 CHOBE NATIONAL PARK TO NATA. We start the day with an early morning game drive before continuing on to our overnight campsite in Nata. (B,L,D) DAYS 4-5 NATA TO OKAVANGO DELTA VIA MAUN. Our next stop is Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. Explore the waterways and swaying grasses of this wetland habitat on foot and dugout canoe (mokoro), hopefully spotting hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and elephants. Tonight, fall asleep to the sounds of the African bush. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 6 OKAVANGO DELTA TO MAUN. In Western Botswana we join a guided walk to see how people live in the Kalahari. (B,L,D) DAYS 7-9 MAUN TO ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, NAMIBIA VIA WINDHOEK AND GHANZI. Today we cross into Namibia and stop in the small but charming capital, Windhoek. It’s then north to the arid terrain of Etosha National Park for more game viewing. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L,D)

DAYS 10-11 ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK TO SPITZKOPPE. Next, we camp at the spectacular Spitzkoppe. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAYS 12-13 SPITZKOPPE TO SWAKOPMUND. Relax for two nights in Swakopmund. Try skydiving, quad biking or just soak up the atmosphere in one of Swakopmund’s buzzing cafés. (B) (B) DAYS 14-15 SWAKOPMUND TO SESRIEM VIA SOLITAIRE. It’s on to the desert landscapes of Namib Naukluft Park, home to the highest sand dunes on the planet. Grab the chance to climb the giant red dunes in the world’s oldest desert for a view to write home about. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

TRIP CODE: ZOKCLC

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See Victoria Falls at Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park Visit Etosha National Park Kalahari Bushman walk See Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings Visit Chobe National Park Okavango Delta excursion - Mokoro/walking safari ++ Visit Sossusvlei & Dune 45 ++ Fish Eagle Boat Cruise

S TA R T

MORE INCLUSIONS 19 breakfasts (B), 15 lunches (L), 14 dinners (D) 16 nights in campsites & 2 nights in hostels Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodation ++ Camping & cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader & Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sandboarding ++ Gorge swing START MEET AT 7AM IN JOHANNESBURG FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN CAPE TOWN

DAYS 16-19 SESRIEM TO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA VIA FISH RIVER CANYON AND GARIEP (ORANGE) RIVER. Check out the magnificent Fish River Canyon before continuing on to South Africa. After a night by the Gariep (Orange) River and another in the fertile Western Cape, our journey ends in Cape Town. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) (B,L,D) (B)

For reverse itinerary see the 19 Day Desert Tracker on our website www.topdeck.travel

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29

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CAMPING TRIP PRICE OF $1995 + $440 ADVENTURE PASS = $2435 ACCOMMODATED TRIP PRICE OF $3535 + $440 ADVENTURE PASS = $3975 Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

19 DAYS FROM

2435

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 29 S P E $1 P E R R PE


19 D A Y | K R U G E R T O C A P E T O W N

AFRICA

120

JOHANNESBURG

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

CAPE TOWN

YOUR ROUTE

2 days at Kruger National Park Visit Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary St Lucia boat cruise Visit Hluhluwe Game Reserve Visit Royal National Park Visit Drakensberg Mountains Visit Addo Elephant National Park Wine Tasting Visit God’s Window Mountain Zebra NP Cango Caves Sani Pass Excursion

49

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Tshipise Kruger NP

SWAZILAND

Johannesburg

Mililwane Wildlife Sanctuary

START

Drakensburg

MORE INCLUSIONS

LESOTHO

18 breakfasts (B), 17 lunches (L), 14 dinners (D) 18 nights in campsites Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodation ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

Malealea Mountain Zebra National Park Oudtshoorn

SOUTH AFRICA

Durban

Addo Elephant National Park

Cape Town FINISH

Hermanus

St Lucia

Knysna

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Canoe safari ++ Sunset game drive

CLOCKWISE: CAPE TOWN

CAMPING TRIP PRICE OF $1545 + $230 ADVENTURE PASS = $1775

TRIP CODE: ZOSSJC S TA R T

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ACCOMMODATED TRIP PRICE OF $2035 + $230 ADVENTURE PASS = $2265

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DAYS 10-11 UNDERBERG AREA TO DRAKENSBERG, VIA BATTLEFIELDS. Visit the world famous Battle of Blood River, which saw the lives of warriors lost against the few musketeers of the Dutch Settlers. Retire to your campsite in the late afternoon, or explore the many optional trails. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAYS 12-13 DRAKENSBERG TO MALEALEA. Departing Drakensberg this morning, we head to Malealea. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

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28

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DAY 9 UNDERBERG AREA TO SANI PASS. Today, we hit the road in 4x4 vehicles through the Drakensberg Mountains. (B,L,D)

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 1 JOHANNESBURG TO GREATER KRUGER, SOUTH AFRICA. Step into Johannesburg then cruise across to Greater Kruger. (D) DAY 2 GREATER KRUGER TO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. Today = 4x4 game drives in wild Kruger. (B,L,D) DAY 3 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. Rise and shine for another open 4x4 safari experience. Here, watch out for the Big Five. (B,L,D) DAY 4 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK TO MLILWANE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, SWAZILAND. Today we roll into the Kingdom of Swaziland. (B,L,D) DAY 5 MLILWANE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY. Listen up as we meet with a Swazi guide to share their local knowledge. After lunch, it’s optionals galore to flex your freedom. (B,L,D) DAY 6 MLILWANE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY TO ST LUCIA VIA HLUHLUWE GAME RESERVE. (B,L,D)

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DAY 7 ST LUCIA TO DURBAN. Head to the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Then, we meet with Durban. (B,L)

M RO YF D DA S ON R 4U S $9 P E R R PE

DAY 8 DURBAN TO UNDERBERG AREA. Roll into Pietermaritzburg and set up camp. (B,L,D)

DAY 14 MALEALEA TO MOUNTAIN ZEBRA NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA. Leaving the highlands and crossing back into South Africa, we’ll arrive at amazing Graaff-Reinet. (B,L) DAY 15 MOUNTAIN ZEBRA NATIONAL PARK TO ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK. Today, we drive to the Addo Elephant National Park. It's home to over 600 elephants, lions, buffaloes and more – so chances are, you’ll strike photo-op gold. (B,L,D) DAY 16 ADDO ELEPHANT TO KNYSNA/TSITSIKAMMA FOREST. Enter the Tsitsikamma Forest for optionals galore! (B,L) DAY 17 KNYSNA TO OUDTSHOORN. Wake up and head to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world. (B,L,D) DAY 18 OUDTSHOORN TO HERMANUS. Relaxed and revitalized, we head to Hermanus – famous for its whale and dolphin sightings. (B,L) DAY 19 HERMANUS TO CAPE TOWN. A free morning in Hermanus = ample opportunity to explore the town. Later, we cruise to Cape Town where our trip ends. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Africa trips please visit www.topdeck.travel START MEET AT 7AM IN JOHANNESBURG FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN CAPE TOWN


46 D A Y | U LT I M AT E A F R I C A N A D V E N T U R E JOHANNESBURG

YOUR ROUTE

117 MEALS

1 STOP & STAY

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NAIROBI

121

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UGANDA Jinja Kampala Maasai Mara

Gorilla Trek

Eldoret Nairobi START

Serengeti NP Ngorongoro Crater

South Luangwa NP

Zanzibar Dar es Salaam TANZANIA

Lake Malawi MALAWI

ZAMBIA Lusaka Livingstone ZIMBABWE

KENYA Mt Kilimanjaro Arusha

Victoria Falls

Matobo NP Tshipise Kruger NP

Johannesburg

SOUTH AFRICA FINISH

CLOCKWISE: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

DAY 1 NAIROBI, KENYA TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK. (L,D) DAY 2 LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK TO ELDORET.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

DAYS 4-5 KAMPALA TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

DAY 6 QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK TO LAKE BUNYONYI. (B,L,D)

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(B,L,D)

DAY 3 ELDORET TO KAMPALA, UGANDA. (B,L,D)

DAYS 7-8 LAKE BUNYONYI. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 9 LAKE BUNYONYI TO KAMPALA. (B,L,D) DAYS 10-12 KAMPALA TO JINJA. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 13 JINJA TO ELDORET, KENYA. (B,L,D) DAYS 14-15 ELDORET TO NAIROBI. (B,L) (B) DAYS 16-17 NAIROBI TO MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 18 MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE TO NAIROBI. (B,L) DAY 19 NAIROBI TO ARUSHA, TANZANIA. (B,L,D) DAY 20-22 ARUSHA TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK & NGORONGORO CRATER. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 23 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK & NGORONGORO CRATER TO BAGAMOYO. (B,L,D)

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MORE INCLUSIONS 45 breakfasts (B), 37 lunches (L), 35 dinners (D) 42 nights in campsites & 3 nights in hotels Zanzibar ferry 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodation ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Fully equipped safari vehicle ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver ++ ++ ++ ++

START MEET AT 8AM IN NAIROBI FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN JOHANNESBURG

DAY 24 BAGAMOYO TO DAR ES SALAAM. (B,L,D) DAYS 25-27 DAR ES SALAAM TO ZANZIBAR. (B) (B) (B) DAY 28 ZANZIBAR TO DAR ES SALAAM. (B,D)

Visit Lake Nakuru National Park Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park See Victoria Falls at Mosi Oa Tunya National Park Visit Kruger National Park Chimpanzee trekking (part of Gorilla permit payment) Mountain Gorilla trekking (part of Gorilla permit payment) Visit Maasai Mara National Reserve & village walk Visit the Serengeti & the Ngorongoro Crater Visit Matobo National Park

DAY 29 DAR ES SALAAM TO MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK.

DAYS 41-42 LIVINGSTONE TO MATOBO NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

DAY 30 MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK TO IRINGA. (B,L,D)

DAY 43 MATOBO NATIONAL PARK TO TSHIPISE, SOUTH AFRICA. (B,L,D)

DAYS 31-32 IRINGA TO LAKE MALAWI, MALAWI. (B,L,D)

DAY 44 TSHIPISE TO GREATER KRUGER. (B,L,D)

DAYS 33-34 LAKE MALAWI TO MALAWI BEACH. (B,L,D)

DAY 45 GREATER KRUGER TO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. (B,L,D)

DAY 35 MALAWI BEACH TO CHIPATA, ZAMBIA. (B,L,D)

(B)

(B,L,D)

(B,L,D) (B,L,D)

DAY 36 CHIPATA TO LUSAKA. (B,L,D) DAYS 37-40 LUSAKA TO LIVINGSTONE. (B,L) (B) (B) (B)

DAY 46 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK TO JOHANNESBURG.

For more awesome Topdeck Africa trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

TRIP CODE: ZOKIGJ S TA R T

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30

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27

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20

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13

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16

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21

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4

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30

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14

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CAMPING TRIP PRICE OF $4945 + $1710 ADVENTURE PASS = $6655 + $750 GORILLA PERMIT ACCOMMODATED TRIP PRICE OF $1710 + $1710 ADVENTURE PASS = $3420 + $750 GORILLA PERMIT Price based on Per Person twin-share tents and multi-share hostel upgrades

46 DAYS FROM

6655

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

GORILLA PERMITS Due to the endangered status of this species, visitors are strictly limited and a permit must be purchased at the time of booking at additional cost to the trip price to make sure you get to see these M RO gentle giants. Gorilla permit rates Y F SD N A are subject to change due to D U O R 45 S P E $1 P E R currency fluctuations. R PE


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It’s all sparkle and icons in the home of stars and stripes and that big ol’ maple leaf. You’ve seen the movies, now see the sights in real life. Roll between borders and cruise legendary highways, take an ‘I HEART NYC’ moment to yourself or ski through fresh powder in Whistler, Canada. With something for everyone, North America is where it’s at.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

+3 STAR HOTELS

ROOM TYPES

TWIN-SHARE/DOUBLE

HOSTEL PLUS ACCOMMODATION

HOSTELS/MOTELS/LODGES

ROOM TYPES

MULTI-SHARE


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4 DAY | I LOVE NYC

124

7 DAY | HAWAII HIGHLIGHTS

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7 DAY | CALIFORNIA CALLING

125

9 DAY | SOUTHERN CHARM

126

10 DAY | COAST TO VEGAS

127

10 DAY | GOLDEN STATES

128

11 DAY | CANADIAN ROCKIES

129

11 DAY | SCHOOL OF ROCK

130

13 DAY | STARS & STRIPES

131

8 DAY | FLORIDA CALLING

132

9 DAY | AL ASKAN ADVENTURE

133

8 DAY | VEGAS TRAIL

134

9 DAY | SUNSET TO THE STRIP

135

14 DAY | USA & CANADA ADVENTURE

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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. 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.


LIMITED EDITION DEPARTURES

4 D A Y | I LO V E N Y C

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++ On the bucket list (included) ++ Entry to One World Observatory ++ Food tour of Manhattan

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Flower lei greeting on arrival ++ Visit Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial ++ Honolulu city tour ++ Road to Hana day trip ++ Royal Lahaina Luau experience

Always say yes to NYC! This action-packed break guarantees good times ahead as we show you the very best that this crazy island has to offer.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

FINISH 2018

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights in hotel accommodation ++ Awesome Trip Leader

START MEET AT 3PM IN OAHU FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN MAUI

MAY

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hotel accommodation ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/ mini-coach ++ Internal flights ++ Guided tours of all major destinations ++ Awesome Trip Leader

DAY 1 HONOLULU, HAWAII. (D)

START MEET AT 7PM IN NEW YORK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW YORK

DAY 2 HONOLULU. (B) DAY 3 HONOLULU. (B) DAY 4 HONOLULU TO MAUI. (B) DAY 5 MAUI.

This is a section of the 13 Day Stars & Stripes trip. See p.128 or visit www.topdeck.travel

DAY 6 MAUI. (D) DAY 7 MAUI.

TRIP PRICE OF $750

This is a brand new trip! For more awesome Topdeck USA & Canada trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

TRIP PRICE OF $850 TRIP PRICE OF $1275

G= Guaranteed Departure

PLEASE NOTE: CHECKED LUGGAGE FOR THE INTERNAL FLIGHT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE AND MUST BE PAID FOR AT THE AIRPORT.

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double

TRIP PRICE OF $2499

4 DAYS FROM

750

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USD PER PERSON

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double

7 DAYS FROM

2499

All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 88 S P E $1 P E R R PE

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 57 S P E $3 P E R R PE


7 DAY | CALIFORNIA CALLING SAN FRANCISCO

5

MEALS

3

HOTEL - NORTH AMERICA

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YOUR ROUTE

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Grand Canyon

San Francisco CA AZ START

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: YOSEMITE NP, LAS VEGAS, LOS ANGELES, GRAND CANYON

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Assemble the wolf pack as we drive across the Mojave desert to our first stop in Las Vegas. Postcards home write of buffets, blackjack and the Bellagio, but few mention the ridiculous antics you can only get up to in Sin City. Offering fancier than normal pools, 5am burgers in your hotel and party buses – this is Vegas as you’ve dreamt it. Hit The Strip aboard our party bus and let Vegas show you its colours. (D) DAY 2 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. G-rated Vegas sounds like an oxymoron, but there's plenty of family-friendly options from indoor skydiving to roller coasters atop needle-pin buildings. Take the option to make like Godzilla with a helicopter flight above The Strip, or recline in your seat as you watch the world go by from the Observation Wheel. DAY 3 LAS VEGAS (DAY TRIP TO GRAND CANYON). Stay by the pool or live large—your choice, but a day trip to the Grand Canyon is included today. The jaw-dropping view around the canyon rim or from the (optional) chopper is well worth the journey along Route 66. DAY 4 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION, CALIFORNIA. Lost track of time last night? Swap stories of your Vegas antics as we drive from the desert to the Sierra Nevada Mountains (and our gateway to Yosemite National Park). DAY 5 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. There aren’t enough flowery adjectives to describe the beauty of Yosemite Valley. It doesn't have honey badgers, but it does have bears, coyotes and golden eagles that are badass in their own right. Hike to Vernal Falls, ride or take the free shuttle to explore the real-world equivalent of Narnia. There’s always the Ansel Adams Gallery if you need photography pointers. (B) DAY 6 YOSEMITE TO NAPA VALLEY. The home of Californian wine is well worth the ride – says 3.3 million people coming here every year. Luckily you’ve got an included wine tasting. (B,D)

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

Las Vegas party bus Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park Entry to Yosemite National Park Wine tasting in the Napa Valley Driving tour of San Francisco

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++

Heli-tour over the Grand Canyon Heli-tour over the Las Vegas Strip VIP club entry in Las Vegas Entry to the High Roller Observation Wheel

START MEET AT 7:45AM IN LOS ANGELES FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN SAN FRANCISCO

DAY 7 NAPA VALLEY TO SAN FRANCISCO. Just like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, the reward of walking on the Golden Gate bridge awaits us as we arrive in the liberal city of San Francisco. Stop in Sausalito en route before our included city tour of heavyweights. (B)

TRIP CODE: UHCCLS S TA R T

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TRIP PRICE OF $1399 TRIP PRICE OF $1599 G= Guaranteed Departure  V= Las Vegas New Year Price based on Per Person twin-share/double

7 DAYS FROM

1399

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

NOTE: IF YOU WANT A JAIL PASS TO VISIT ALCATRAZ IN SAN FRANCISCO, MAKE SURE YOU BOOK BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE TRIP.

For more awesome Topdeck USA & Canada trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 00 S P E $2 P E R R PE


9 DAY | SOUTHERN CHARM

HOTEL - NORTH AMERICA

126

NEW YORK CITY

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MIAMI

10

MEALS

7

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2

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MD NC

1

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Wilmington

Charleston

2

Savannah

FL

2

Orlando

1 START/FINISH

Miami

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: WASHINGTON D.C., MIAMI, SAVANNAH

TRIP CODE: UHRTNM EX. NEW YORK CITY S TA R T

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15

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22

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25

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++ Traditional Cuban dinner ++ Everglades airboat experience ++ Washington D.C. Night Illumination Tour

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

7 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 8 nights in hotels, motels & lodges Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Ghost tour in Savannah ++ Bike tour of Washington D.C. ++ Visit the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando START

TRIP PRICE OF $1699

MEET AT 8AM IN NEW YORK CITY (UHRTNM) OR 6PM IN MIAMI (UHRTMN)

9AM IN MIAMI (UHRTNM) FINISH APPROXIMATELY OR 5 PM IN NEW YORK CITY (UHRTMN)

TRIP PRICE OF $1799 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double

9 DAYS FROM

1699

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK TO WASHINGTON, D.C., VIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. All great adventures start in New York, and today is no exception to the rule. Meet with the gang bright and early before we head to Philadelphia. Note: cheesesteak recommended. Tonight, see Washington all lit up on an illumination tour and make the most of your night with a chance to bond with the crew over dinner. (D)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 89 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 2 WASHINGTON, D.C. Roam free with a day in the land of memorials, museums and monuments. See the city by segway or bike, or take your time with a leisurely stroll. How you spend the day is totally up to you. (B)

DAY 3 WASHINGTON, D.C. TO WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA. Swap the capital for pretty beaches. We’ll see the historic side of Downtown Wilmington too. (B,D) DAY 4 WILMINGTON TO SAVANNAH, GEORGIA VIA CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. Sample the charm of Charleston, then ready yourself for tonight’s optional ghost tour (if you dare). (B) DAY 5 SAVANNAH. You’re free to recreate that ‘life is like a box of chocolates’ scene on Forrest Gump’s bench, or really slow the pace with a Slow Ride bike crawl. (B) DAY 6 SAVANNAH TO ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Roll into Orlando today, where there’s year-round sunshine and a certain friendly mouse reigns supreme. (B) DAY 7 ORLANDO. Act like the big kid you really are and forget about that thing they call ‘adulting’ today. Spend the day with the characters you loved as a kid at Walt Disney World, or for the thrill-seeking option make sure you check out Universal Studios to unleash your inner movie buff. Note: popcorn and souvenirs are essential.(B) DAY 8 ORLANDO TO MIAMI, FLORIDA. B’bye Magic Kingdom and mouse ears, we’re off for an Everglades airboat tour on the way to Miami. Tonight, you can thank Miami’s distinct Latin flair for our seriously tasty dinner. (B,D) DAY 9 MIAMI. Your adventure finishes after breakfast, but we don’t blame you for sticking around. Catch you on the next adventure! This is a section of the 26 Day Road Trip USA trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit www.topdeck.travel


10 D A Y | C O A S T T O V E G A S LAS VEGAS

9

MEALS

4

HOTEL - NORTH AMERICA

LOS ANGELES

127

STATES

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP NV & STAY

UT DAY STOP

Zion

1 National Park

CA

2 Grand Canyon

FINISH

Las Vegas START

Sedona

1

Los Angeles

Prescott

2

AZ

San Diego

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SAN DIEGO, LAS VEGAS, ZION NATIONAL PARK, LOS ANGELES

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. Know much about San Diego besides Ron Burgundy? Nope? That’s okay. Get acquainted on our city tour with beaches, San Diego Harbor and Downtown. Tonight, hit up Gaslamp Quarter or seek out rooftop bars for cocktails with a view. (D) DAY 2 SAN DIEGO. We suggest you keep today classy with a ride on a historic trolley, a jaunt through the Spanish-style Balboa Park and a visit to San Diego Zoo (one word: pandas). Or just get in on the sun and surf action along the 70 miles of beaches. (B) DAY 3 SAN DIEGO TO PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. Drive through the Joshua Tree-dotted landscape of the Mojave desert to Prescott, where cowboy hats are part of the local’s uniform and Whiskey Row is the place to be. (B) DAY 4 PRESCOTT TO GRAND CANYON REGION VIA SEDONA. Stretch your legs in Arizona’s ‘little Hollywood’, Sedona—a spiritual mecca in the desert. Say a few ‘oms’ amongst the red sandstone on the optional jeep tour before we travel towards the Grand Canyon. (B,D) DAY 5 GRAND CANYON. Ready to ‘go big or go home’? With a day at the Grand Canyon you can see billions of years of rock history from every angle, including a 360-degree panorama if you take the optional chopper. (B) DAY 6 GRAND CANYON TO ZION NATIONAL PARK REGION, UTAH. Urban hippies, rejoice! The Cameron Native American Trading Post on our way will soothe twitching shopping withdrawals. Millions-year-old sweeping sandstone canyons, iridescent waterfalls and breathtaking landscapes await in Zion tomorrow. (B,D) DAY 7 ZION NATIONAL PARK TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Strap on your hiking boots and challenge yourself to reach Angel's Landing. The views are so worth it. Then: a tour of The Strip in Vegas, a nightclub on wheels (and pockets full of casino chips?). (B) DAY 8 LAS VEGAS. Gamble your time in Vegas away on the roulette of activities available at your doorstep:

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

Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park Entry to Zion National Park Driving tour of San Diego Las Vegas party bus

TRIP CODE: UHSALV S TA R T

6 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 9 nights in hotels, motels & lodges National Park entry fees Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Jeep tour in Sedona ++ Heli-tour over the Grand Canyon ++ Entry to the High Roller Observation Wheel START MEET AT 7:45AM IN LOS ANGELES FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN LAS VEGAS

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1

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29

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TRIP PRICE OF $1799 TRIP PRICE OF $1899 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double

10 DAYS FROM

$

1799

USD 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 so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

bet high on the High Roller Observation Wheel, put everything on black or take your winnings straight to the skies with an optional helicopter flight.

DAY 9 LAS VEGAS. Circle the globe without leaving The Strip (Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Pyramids of Giza), take a leave pass to tour Hoover Dam or Death Valley or spend up at the outlet malls. Whichever way you choose, you’re winning. DAY 10 LAS VEGAS. Vegas is cheesier than a stuffed crust pizza but that’s what’s so awesome about it. Our trip ends this morning—will you put everything on the line to stay a few more days? This is a section of the 14 Day Coast to the Bay trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit www.topdeck.travel

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 00 S P E $2 P E R R PE


10 D A Y | G O L D E N S TAT E S

HOTEL - NORTH AMERICA

128

LOS ANGELES

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

SAN FRANCISCO

6

MEALS

3

STATES

NY

DAY STOP

FINISH

New York City NV Yosemite National Park region

1

Las Vegas

FINISH

San Francisco

Grand Canyon

CA

AZ

2 START

Los Angeles

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: GRAND CANYON, SAN FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES, YOSEMITE NP

TRIP CODE: UHDDLS S TA R T

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28

10

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19

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24

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3

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8

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17

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31

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27

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30

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7

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21

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TRIP PRICE OF $1999 TRIP PRICE OF $2099 G= Guaranteed Departure  S = San Francisco Christmas V = Las Vegas Christmas Price based on Per Person twin-share/double

10 DAYS FROM

1999

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Fact: all great adventures kick off in L.A. The bling of Beverly Hills, bright colours of Santa Monica plus the best darned people-watching in Hollywood and Venice Beach – see it all on a full day sightseeing tour. (D) DAY 2 LOS ANGELES. Whether you spend your day getting up close with the characters you loved as a kid at Disneyland, seeking thrills at Universal Studios, or spying on celebrity mega-mansions on a movie star homes tour, the option is yours for the taking. (B) DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Dodge the cacti as you cross the Mojave desert, bound for the glitz of Las Vegas. Roll into Vegas with a driving tour of The Strip, then when sun sets, board the bus and do what Vegas does best — parties. (B,D) DAY 4 LAS VEGAS. Go high with a heli-tour over The Strip or a ride on a big wheel, the choice is yours. Just save some energy for all the nighttime activities on offer. DAY 5 LAS VEGAS (DAY TRIP TO GRAND CANYON). Take a day trip to The Grand Canyon to soak in a few billion years of rock history. Get a 360-degree view of the grandest of canyons with an optional helicopter tour or stay grounded by hiking the rim. DAY 6 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION, CALIFORNIA. Lost track of time last night? Swap stories of your Vegas antics as we drive from the desert to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, our gateway to Yosemite National Park. DAY 7 YOSEMITE TO SAN FRANCISCO. Hike around Yosemite Falls and Mirror Lake, or watch for black bears and deer. Then: it’s off to San Fran, aka the city of 43 hills and home to ‘The Rock’. (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 00 S P E $2 P E R R PE

DAY 8 SAN FRANCISCO. Stroll the Golden Gate Bridge, spot ‘The Rock’ and hit up North Beach on a morning tour of SF. Later, a Chinatown tour including a visit to a fortune cookie factory. Tonight, celebrate your future prosperity over a scrumptious Chinese dinner. (D)

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

Las Vegas party bus Driving tour of the Las Vegas Strip Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park Full day sightseeing tour of L.A. Entry to Yosemite National Park Chinatown cultural discovery tour in San Francisco

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Universal Studios ++ Sunset catamaran cruise in San Francisco ++ Heli-tour over the Grand Canyon START MEET AT 9:15AM IN LOS ANGELES FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN SAN FRANCISCO

DAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO. Today you’re free to roam. Trolley rides or pitting yourself against the incline of Lombard Street? At sunset, we suggest you take the optional catamaran cruise. DAY 10 SAN FRANCISCO. Wave goodbye to the group and start planning the next adventure together. This is a section of the 13 Day Stars and Stripes trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit www.topdeck.travel


11/12 D A Y | C A N A D I A N R O C K I E S VANCOUVER 9/11 MEALS

2

HOTEL - NORTH AMERICA

VANCOUVER

129

PROVINCES

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

Jasper National Park

2 BC

AB

Mt Robson

Kamloops

2

1 1

Whistler

Banff National Park

Golden

1

START/FINISH

Kelowna

Vancouver

CANADA U.S.A.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: PEYTO LAKE, JASPER NATIONAL PARK

DAY 1 VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA TO KELOWNA. Kelowna is known for two things – golf and grapes. Sip on the good stuff at a wine tasting and take in the views as we drive through Fraser Valley, over the Coquihalla Pass and into the Okanagan Valley. Get to know the crew over dinner tonight. (D) DAY 2 KELOWNA TO GOLDEN. Glacier National Park has the quintessential mountain peaks and lush valleys – and we haven't even reached the Rockies yet. Take in the views as we drive through Rogers Pass. (B,D) DAYS 3-4 GOLDEN TO BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA. It's Louise vs Moraine in today's episode of Lake's Got Talent – you be the judge as we cross through Kicking Horse Pass and the Continental Divide into Banff, Alberta. Raise your pulse with optional whitewater rafting on Kicking Horse River or chill out at some hot springs. (B) DAYS 5-6 BANFF TO JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Ice, ice baby! First, the world’s most scenic highway – the Icefields Parkway. Second, the Columbia Icefield – the largest ice cap south of the Arctic Circle. Third, a ‘Sno Coach’ tour of the Athabasca Glacier. Take it to the skies with the optional heli-tour, and then defrost in Jasper. From museums to bike hire and more, Jasper’s options are endless. (B) (B) DAY 7 JASPER TO KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA. At over 12,000 feet Mount Robson is the Rockies’ highest peak. You'll have just enough time to selfie with a mountain goat statue and spot the moose near Moose Lake before we have a date with Kamloops. (B,D) DAY 8 KAMLOOPS TO WHISTLER. Pass through the small towns and indigenous communities of British Columbia en route to Whistler. It's the holy grail of ski resorts, but you'll be surprised at how much more there is to do when the snow melts. (D) DAYS 9-10 WHISTLER. Whistler is all about mountain biking, ziplining, or working on your tan at the beach

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

'Sno Coach' tour of Athabasca Glacier Entry to hot springs Wine tasting in Kelowna Entry to Mt Revelstoke & Glacier National Park Entry to Banff, Jasper & Yoho National Park

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

5 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) (7 breakfasts & 4 dinners on Calgary itinerary) 10 nights in hotels, motels & lodges (11 nights on Calgary itinerary) National Park entry fees Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TRIP CODE: UHCRKK S TA R T

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2

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7

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17

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18

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TRIP PRICE OF $2099 TRIP PRICE OF $2399 G= Guaranteed Departure  C= Calgary 12 Day Itinerary Price based on Per Person twin-share/double

11/12 DAYS FROM TOP OPTIONALS ++ Whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River ++ Heli-tour over Columbia Icefield ++ Ziplining in Whistler START MEET AT 8AM IN VANCOUVER FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN VANCOUVER

(seriously) with the other off-season ski bunnies. In your own time, keep your eyes peeled for bears as you explore the mountains or spot the past Olympic sights.

DAY 11 WHISTLER TO VANCOUVER. Passing Brandywine and Shannon Falls, we'll wrap up our trip along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Vancity. Cue sad faces and goodbyes or head straight to one of the 40-plus brew houses in this craft-beer capital. For more awesome Topdeck USA & Canada trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

2099

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

CALGARY SUMMER. SPECIAL ITINERARY The 5 July 2018 and 9 July 2018 departures follow a special 12-day itinerary including two nights in Calgary during the Calgary Stampede.

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 91 S P E $1 P E R R PE


11 D A Y | S C H O O L O F R O C K

HOTEL - NORTH AMERICA

130

NEW YORK CITY

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

NEW ORLEANS

12

MEALS

7

STATES

DAY STOP

Chicago

Cleveland

2

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IL

NY PA

OH

START/FINISH

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2

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MD Memphis

2

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2

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MS

1 START/FINISH

New Orleans

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MEMPHIS, NASHVILLE

DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK TO WASHINGTON, D.C. VIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. Get to know the wolfpack on the journey to Philadelphia before we reach D.C. Tonight, see Washington all lit up on an illumination tour then get to know the crew at dinner. (D)

TRIP CODE: UHSTNO EX. NEW YORK CITY S TA R T

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DAY 2 WASHINGTON, D.C. Welcome to the land of memorials, museums and monuments. How many can you hit up? See it all on an optional bike tour. (B)

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TRIP PRICE OF $2150 TRIP PRICE OF $2250 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double

DAY 4 CLEVELAND TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. Stop via a local Amish village before we move on to Chicago. (D) DAY 5 CHICAGO. Take your pick from an optional heli-tour, architecture cruise, an adrenalin-fuelled jet boat ride or reach new heights at 360 Chicago for a panoramic view of the city (B) DAY 6 CHICAGO TO NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. Get your bearings on a driving tour of Nashville. (B)

11 DAYS FROM

DAY 7 NASHVILLE. Keep those tunes ringing in your ears with a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Or, bar hop the music spots. (B)

USD PER PERSON

DAY 8 NASHVILLE TO MEMPHIS. We stop at Casey Jones Village (great ice cream) before dinner in Memphis. Head for Beale Street to hunt down some live music. (B,D)

2150

$

All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

DAY 9 MEMPHIS. Today is yours to play with. Let’s start with Sun Studio, the most famous music studio in the world. If you’re keen to rock your blue suede shoes, grace Graceland with your presence on an optional tour. (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 96 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 10 MEMPHIS TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. Swap one musical city for another and prepare yourself for all that New Orleans has to offer. (B) DAY 11 NEW ORLEANS. Say farewell to the group after breakfast. (B)

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

Entry to 360 Chicago Tower incl. TILT experience Driving tour of Philadelphia Tour of the legendary Sun Studio Washington D.C. Night Illumination Tour

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

9 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 10 nights in hotels, motels & lodges Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Elvis Experience at Graceland, Memphis ++ Heli-tour of Chicago ++ Jet boat ride in Chicago START

MEET AT 8AM IN NEW YORK CITY (UHSTNO) OR 6PM IN NEW ORLEANS (UHSTON)

9AM IN NEW ORLEANS (UHSTNO) FINISH APPROXIMATELY OR 5PM IN NEW YORK CITY (UHSTON)

This is a section of the 26 Day Coast to Coast trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit www.topdeck.travel


13 D A Y | S TA R S & S T R I P E S NEW YORK CITY

11

MEALS

4

HOTEL - NORTH AMERICA

LOS ANGELES

131

STATES

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

NV Yosemite National Park region

1 San Francisco

NY

Las Vegas

Grand Canyon FINISH

New York City

CA

AZ

2 START

Los Angeles

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SAN FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES, YOSEMITE NP, LAS VEGAS

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. The bling of Beverly Hills and the bright colours of Santa Monica – see it all on a full day’s sightseeing tour. (D) DAY 2 LOS ANGELES. Whether it’s hitting up Disneyland, seeking thrills at Universal Studios or taking a movie star homes tour, today’s gonna be awesome. (B) DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Cross the Mojave Desert as you head to Las Vegas. Cue a driving tour of The Strip. Tonight: board the party bus and do what Vegas does best. (B,D) DAY 4 LAS VEGAS. Go high with a heli-tour over The Strip or ride on a big wheel, the choice is yours. Just save some energy for an optional nightclub crawl. DAY 5 LAS VEGAS (DAY TRIP TO GRAND CANYON). Take a day trip to The Grand Canyon. Get a 360-degree view with an optional helicopter tour or hike the rim. DAY 6 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION, CALIFORNIA. Swap the desert for the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and our gateway to Yosemite National Park. DAY 7 YOSEMITE TO SAN FRANCISCO. Hike around Yosemite Falls and Mirror Lake. Then: it’s off to San Fran. (B) DAY 8 SAN FRANCISCO. Stroll the Golden Gate Bridge, spot ‘The Rock’ and hit up North Beach on a morning tour. Later, a Chinatown tour awaits. (D) DAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO. Trolley rides or Lombard Street? At sunset, we suggest the optional catamaran cruise. DAY 10 SAN FRANCISCO TO NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK. You heard Alicia Keys and Jay Z, we’re headed for the concrete jungle where dreams are made. DAY 11 NEW YORK CITY. Check out the views from the One World Tower, then hop aboard the Staten Island ferry. (B,L)

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

Food tour of Manhattan Entry to One World Observatory Las Vegas party bus Driving tour of the Las Vegas Strip Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park Full day sightseeing tour of L.A. Entry to Yosemite National Park Chinatown cultural discovery tour in San Francisco

TRIP CODE: UHDDLN S TA R T 10

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Heli-tour over the Las Vegas Strip ++ Entry to the High Roller Observation Wheel ++ Sunset catamaran cruise in San Francisco START

MEET AT 9:15AM IN LOS ANGELES

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 12 nights in hotels, motels & lodges ++ Flights + airport transfers between San Francisco & NYC ++ 7-day NYC Metro Pass ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

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TRIP PRICE OF $3499 TRIP PRICE OF $3650 TRIP PRICE OF $3850 G= Guaranteed Departure  S= San Francisco Christmas V= Las Vegas Christmas  N= New York New Year Price based on Per Person twin-share/double

13 DAYS FROM

3499

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW YORK CITY

DAY 12 NEW YORK CITY. Today, NYC is your oyster with your included 7-day Metro Pass. (B,D) DAY 13 NEW YORK CITY. Our trip ends after breakfast. But if this New York Minute wasn’t quite long enough, why not stick around a bit longer? (B) For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www.topdeck.travel

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU WANT A JAIL PASS TO VISIT ALCATRAZ IN SAN FRANCISCO, MAKE SURE YOU BOOK BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE TRIP.

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 70 S P E $2 P E R R PE


8 DAY | FLORIDA CALLING

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132

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FL START

Orlando

2

FINISH

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2 Florida Keys

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ORLANDO, MIAMI, FLORIDA KEYS

TRIP CODE: UEMMDM S TA R T

FINISH

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MAY

30

MAY

20

JUN

27

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4

JUL

11

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18

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25

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17

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9

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TRIP PRICE OF $1399 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on multi-share:usually 2-6 per room

8 DAYS FROM

1399

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 1 ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Orlando is the complete package. Bundles of amusement parks, a stack of über cool museums and more will keep you busy before meeting the group in the evening. Prepare for all things Florida-related. (D) DAY 2 ORLANDO. Act like the big kid you really are and forget about that thing they call ‘adulting’ today. Spend the day with the characters you loved as a kid at Walt Disney World, or for the thrill-seeking option make sure you check out Universal Studios to unleash your inner movie buff. Note: popcorn and over-priced souvenirs are essential. DAY 3 ORLANDO. Orlando is a mecca for all things fun. Are you ready for round two at the happiest place on earth? Or, if you need a break from adrenalin-fuelled rides and popcorn, take a walk and check out the buzzing art scene of Orlando. Brace yourself for another fun-filled day – you might never want to leave... DAY 4 ORLANDO TO MIAMI. We’ve got a jam-packed day to keep you on your toes with a Miami city tour, an Everglades airboat experience and a tasty Cuban dinner to satisfy your inner gastronome. To make your first night in Miami last forever, make like a local with an optional nightlife tour and see what the notorious nightlife is all about. (D) DAY 5 MIAMI. You’re in the heart of art deco, neon, eternal sunshine and tasty Cuban fare. With a free day to explore downtown Miami, the iconic waterfront area, Little Havana and more, you won’t be short of things to eat, see and do. (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 75 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 6 MIAMI TO FLORIDA KEYS. Flawless beaches, snorkelling and scuba diving – we must be in Florida Keys. This famous chain of islands along the southern tip of Florida is yours to explore. Asking yourself what to do in Florida is a question we can guarantee will never cross your mind. (B,D) DAY 7 FLORIDA KEYS. Step away from the land with an optional all day sailing adventure in paradise. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Traditional Cuban dinner ++ Everglades airboat experience

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

4 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 4 nights in hostels, 3 nights in hotel upgrades Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Full day sailing adventure in Florida Keys ++ Visit Walt Disney World & Universal Studios START MEET AT 5PM IN ORLANDO FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN MIAMI

DAY 8 FLORIDA KEYS TO MIAMI. Wrap it up after breakfast as we travel back to Miami where we end in the afternoon. Forget the tears and start planning the next adventure of a lifetime. (B) This is a brand new trip! For more awesome Topdeck USA & Canada trips please visit www.topdeck.travel


LIMITED EDITION DEPARTURE

9 DAY | AL ASKAN ADVENTURE 12

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HOSTEL PLUS - NORTH AMERICA

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133

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

Denali National Park

2

Tangle Lakes

1

ALASKA Talkeetna

1

START/FINISH

Anchorage

Worthington 2 Glacier Wrangell St Elias NP 2 Prince William Sound

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: DENALI NATIONAL PARK, PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND

DAY 1 ANCHORAGE, ALASKA TO TALKEETNA. Nature lovers, unite! Arrive in Anchorage and meet the crew before we roll north to Talkeetna, towards Mt Denali. (D) DAY 2 TALKATEENA TO DENALI. Think: six million acres of wilderness calling to be explored and furry friends to be made. Today’s adventure includes a dog sled demo where you’ll get to meet some genuine Alaskan Huskies. OMG. (B) DAY 3 DENALI. Lucky the sun barely dips below the horizon at this time of year – there’s almost 24 hours worth of daylight and you’re gonna need it to explore as much of the Denali National Park as possible. See it all on a wildlife driving tour and spot grizzly bears, moose, dall sheep and more. (B) DAY 4 DENALI TO TANGLE LAKES. Today we’re heading to Tangle Lakes for another dose of the wilderness. In the afternoon, why not jump into one of the lake’s canoes and paddle your way around? Ten points if you spot a beaver! (B,D) DAY 5 TANGLE LAKES TO WRANGELL ST ELIAS NATIONAL PARK. From one national park to another. Today we’re leaving the lakes and heading east towards the Canada border to the Wrangell St Elias National Park. Included today is the McCarthy scenic drive so make sure your camera batteries are charged. (B,D) DAY 6 WRANGELL ST ELIAS NATIONAL PARK. Majestic AF = the only way to describe today. Put on your hiking boots and explore the national park yourself or choose between glacier climbing and ice trekking. Seriously cool. (B) DAY 7 WRANGELL ST ELIAS NATIONAL PARK TO PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND. We’re off to Prince William Sound but first we’ll be stopping off at the Richardson Highway to see the Worthington Glacier and Thompson Pass, officially the snowiest place in Alaska during winter. After all that sightseeing, you’ve earned your dinner which is included tonight. (B,D)

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

Entry to Denali National Park Dog sled demonstration Wildlife viewing drive Scenic drive through McCarthy

TRIP CODE: UEAKAA S TA R T

FINISH

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15

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2018

AUG

FINISH 2

SEP

JUL

TRIP PRICE OF $2549

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

8 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 8 nights in hostel, lodge & cabin accommodation Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major destinations Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++

Whitewater rafting, Denali Canoe hire, Tangle Lakes Glacier trek, Wrangell St Elias NP Sea kayaking, Columbia Glacier

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on multi-share:usually 2-6 per room

9 DAYS FROM

2549

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

START MEET AT 8.30 AM IN ANCHORAGE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN ANCHORAGE

DAY 8 PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND. Surrounded by Chugach National Forest and mountains that touch the sky, you may even spot some belly-flopping humpback whales in the distance. Hot tip: it’s your last full day in the wild so you better live it up with your choice of a wildlife cruise, or sea kayaking. Awesome. (B) DAY 9 PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND TO ANCHORAGE. Say goodbye to the mountains, the glaciers and the forests, today you’re heading back to the big smoke for some souvenir buying and some beer drinking before parting ways with the crew. (B) This is a brand new trip! For more awesome Topdeck USA & Canada trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 84 S P E $2 P E R R PE


8 DAY | VEGAS TRAIL

HOSTEL PLUS - NORTH AMERICA

134

LAS VEGAS

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

LOS ANGELES

7

MEALS

2

STATES

DAY STOP NV

Yosemite National Park region FINISH

2

2

San Francisco

CA START

Las Vegas FINISH

Los Angeles

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SAN FRANCISCO, LAS VEGAS

DAY 1 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Cue Kanye’s ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothing’ and get ready for an adventure on the Vegas trail. First stop: a nightclub on wheels.

TRIP CODE: UEBWVL/UESWVL S TA R T

FINISH

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22

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13

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20

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10

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17

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15

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22

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5

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12

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2

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9

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15

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29

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5

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2019 G

12

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19

JAN

26

JAN

2

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16

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23

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9

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16

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TRIP PRICE OF $1399 TRIP PRICE OF $1499 G= Guaranteed Departure  T= Lake Tahoe New Year Price based on multi-share:usually 2-6 per room

8 DAYS FROM

1399

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

NOTE: IF YOU WANT A JAIL PASS TO VISIT ALCATRAZ IN SAN FRANCISCO, MAKE SURE YOU BOOK BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE TRIP.

DAY 2 LAS VEGAS. Did you survive your first night in Sin City? Yes? Good. After a morning coffee it’s time to make your way around to see the mesmerising Bellagio water fountains, the Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower or cruise through the canals of Venice – all without leaving the Strip. If you’re feeling brave, catch the gravity-defying performance of Cirque Du Soleil among other shows or unleash your inner sweet tooth at the Caesar’s palace buffet. DAY 3 LAS VEGAS. Gamble your time in Vegas away with the roulette of activities on your doorstep. From happy hour on the High Roller Observation Wheel or a heli-tour over The Strip – the choice is yours. Altogether now, “Best. Day. Ever!” DAY 4 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION, CALIFORNIA. Time for some fresh air in the depths of the greater Yosemite region. (D) DAY 5 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Prepare to be impressed by Yosemite National Park with a full day to explore. Get hiking, cruise on a bike or jump on board the free shuttle to wander through the grounds with a relaxed take on exploring. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Las Vegas party bus ++ Entry to Yosemite National Park ++ Driving tour of San Francisco

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

4 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 7 nights in hostel accommodation Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sunset catamaran cruise in San Francisco ++ Heli-tour over the Las Vegas Strip ++ Entry to the High Roller Observation Wheel START

MEET AT 6PM IN LAS VEGAS 9AM IN SAN FRANCISCO FINISH APPROXIMATELY OR 5PM IN LOS ANGELES

DAY 6 YOSEMITE TO SAN FRANCISCO. Welcome to San Fran where the streets are almost vertical and the Painted Ladies are the talk of the town. Get acquainted with a driving tour of the city before a group dinner together. (B,D) DAY 7 SAN FRANCISCO. See what this cosmopolitan city has to offer. Think: seafood chowder, Lombard Street, Pier 39, Alcatraz, Chinatown and more. End the day with an optional catamaran cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge for seriously good times. (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 75 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 8 SAN FRANCISCO (OR LOS ANGELES). We’re outta here after breakfast and off to Los Angeles where we end in the afternoon (or stay put in San Fran). (B) For more awesome Topdeck USA & Canada trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

WINTER VEGAS TO THE BAY Days 3–5 are spent in Lake Tahoe for December–March departures. Visit www.topdeck.travel for more information.


9 /10 D A Y | S U N S E T T O T H E S T R I P LAS VEGAS

9

MEALS

4

HOSTEL PLUS - NORTH AMERICA

LOS ANGELES

135

STATES

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP UT

NV

Zion

1 National Park

CA

2 Grand Canyon

FINISH

Las Vegas

Sedona

1

START

Los Angeles

2

Prescott

AZ

San Diego

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: GRAND CANYON, SAN DIEGO, LAS VEGAS

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. Get friendly with the San Diego with a city tour through seriously colourful neighbourhoods before an included dinner and a chance for you to get to know your travel buddies. (D) DAY 2 SAN DIEGO. Make the most of your time in this bustling city with a free day to roam. Anyone for the San Diego Zoo? How about a wander through Spanish-style Balboa Park? Or just make like a Cali-native and soak up the laid back beach vibes. (B) DAY 3 SAN DIEGO TO PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. Today, we’re rolling like a bundle of tumbleweed through the Mojave desert where we meet with Prescott. Take a trip down Whiskey Row and see what it’s all about. (B) DAY 4 PRESCOTT TO GRAND CANYON REGION VIA SEDONA. Our road takes us to the Grand Canyon region, but first, a stop in the spiritual town of Sedona is a must. To up your transport game, jump in a Jeep for an optional tour through the area. (B,D) DAY 5 GRAND CANYON. Fact: nothing will prepare you for your first ‘wow’ moment at the Grand Canyon. With a full day to explore, strap on your hiking boots or to see it all from above, jump in a chopper. (B) DAY 6 GRAND CANYON TO ZION NATIONAL PARK REGION, UTAH. Keep your smartphone charged today to snap away at the impressive Horseshoe Bend before we reach the Cameroon Native American Trading Post. (B,D) DAY 7 ZION NATIONAL PARK TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. See what Zion National Park is all about before we roll into Las Vegas. First stop: a nightclub on wheels. (B) DAY 8 LAS VEGAS. This is Vegas, baby. Make your way around the world and tick off the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty and Pyramids of Giza without leaving The Strip.

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

Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park Las Vegas party bus Entry to Zion National Park Driving tour of San Diego

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

6 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 9 nights in hostel accommodation Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++

Jeep tour in Sedona Heli-tour over the Grand Canyon Heli-tour over the Las Vegas Strip Entry to the High Roller Observation Wheel

START MEET AT 7.45AM IN LOS ANGELES FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN LAS VEGAS

DAY 9 LAS VEGAS. Gamble your time in Vegas away with the roulette of activities on your doorstep: from happy hour on the High Roller Observation Wheel or a heli-tour over The Strip – the choice is yours. DAY 10 LAS VEGAS. Vegas, that was fun. Time to say goodbye in the morning. Is it to early to start planning the next adventure?

TRIP CODE: UEBWLV/UESWLV S TA R T

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DEC

17

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G

23

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31

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14

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28

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9

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16

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4

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30

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8

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10

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18

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27

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3

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11

MAR

1

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10

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2019 G

G

TRIP PRICE OF $1399 TRIP PRICE OF $1599 G= Guaranteed Departure  P= Prescott Christmas Price based on multi-share:usually 2-6 per room

9/10 DAYS FROM

1399

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

WINTER SUNSET TO THE STRIP Trips leaving from December–March finish in Las Vegas in the morning on Day 9. Visit www.topdeck.travel for more information

For more awesome Topdeck USA & Canada trips please visit www.topdeck.travel

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 40 S P E $1 P E R R PE


14 D A Y | U S A & C A N A D A A D V E N T U R E

HOSTEL PLUS - NORTH AMERICA

136

NEW YORK CITY

18

NEW YORK CITY

MEALS

8

STATES/PROVINCES

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: NIAGARA FALLS, CHICAGO

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

Québec City

QC ON

Montreal

Ottawa

2

CANADA Toronto

MI Detroit Chicago

2

2

1 1

PA

MA

2

Boston

CT START/FINISH

New York City Philadelphia

OH

2 MD

Washington, D.C.

U.S.A. VA

DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK TO BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Batter up! We’re heading to a city immersed in the American Revolution and Independence movement. To sweeten the deal even more, we hear Boston cream pie is on the must-eat list. Get friendly with this impressive city on a driving tour after an included Yale Campus tour. Later, tonight’s dinner is a group affair so dig in prepare for guaranteed good times ahead. (D) DAY 2 BOSTON. Boston is all about history, and more. With a free day to take on this city, hit a home run with the optional Fenway Park tour, quench your

DAY 5 MONTREAL. Today, it’s all you. Hike up the mountain that gave Montreal its name or hit up the optional food and jet boating tours. (B) DAY 6 MONTREAL TO TORONTO, ONTARIO VIA OTTAWA. A quick stop in the nation's capital, Ottawa, before we hit up Toronto and its breezy lakes. Enjoy a walking tour of Canada’s biggest city. Here, you’re bound to have a good time. (B,D)

NY Niagara Falls

Cleveland

IL

1

lunch, and onto Montreal time. Did we mention it has a city underneath the city? Yeah, you read that right. First up, we’ve got a walking tour to get your bearings before it's over to you and tonight, be sure to check out Blvd St. Laurent for a taste of the famed nightlife. (B,D)

thirst at the Sam Adams brewery tour or roll through Boston on a bike, if you like. (B)

DAY 3 BOSTON TO QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC. Perched on a cliff that towers over the St Lawrence River, Québec City is old school Europe in the middle of North America. With 400 years of spine-tingling history to draw upon, tonight’s included ghost tour will unleash the darker side of this otherwise seemingly quaint city. (B,D) DAY 4 QUÉBEC CITY TO MONTREAL. Get your last fix of Québec this morning, we're out of here after

DAY 7 TORONTO. Named one of the happiest places in the world, your mission today is to find out what makes this place so damn great. With over 8,000 restaurants and counting, it’s hard to imagine anything in Toronto that doesn’t involve food – but the Ice Hockey Hall of Fame and CN Tower will prove you wrong. (B) DAY 8 TORONTO TO DETROIT, MICHIGAN. And we’re back in the land of all things supersized and today our eyes are set on Detroit and Niagara. Be wowed by the eye-popping force of Niagara Falls on a Voyage to the Falls tour, before we hit Rock City. (B) DAY 9 DETROIT TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. Home to impressive architecture and a great night out, you won’t be bored in Chicago. For a hair-raising experience, we reach new heights together at Chicago’s most thrilling attraction – entry to the 360 Chicago Tower and included TILT experience. Then, we feast together for dinner. (B,D) DAY 10 CHICAGO. Have you been blown away by the Windy City yet? Today, take your pick of a jet boat experience, Chicago city architecture cruise, or a helicopter flight. The options are endless. (B) DAY 11 CHICAGO TO CLEVELAND, OHIO. Hang on to your horse and buggy, we're in Amish country!


HOSTEL PLUS - NORTH AMERICA

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: WASHINGON D.C., QUÉBEC CITY, TORONTO

Welcome to the simple life before it’s off to Cleveland – home to all things rock and roll (and you’ll see why at the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame tour). (B)

DAY 12 CLEVELAND TO WASHINGTON, D.C. Catch ya later, Cleveland! It’s off to DC, and tonight’s illumination tour in on the menu, followed by a tasty dinner. (D) DAY 13 WASHINGTON, D.C. Free day = yay! Washington D.C. is the land of memorials, museums and monuments so make the most of your time here and cruise through the city on a bike or segway. (B) DAY 14 WASHINGTON, D.C. TO NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK VIA PHILADELPHIA. After our driving tour through Philly, stopping to snap the Rocky statue and free time for lunch (cheesesteak recommended), we roll into the city that never sleeps. Our trip might be over, but you’d be bananas for leaving the Big Apple. (B) For shorter sectors within this trip, please visit www.topdeck.travel

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

Driving tour of Boston Ghost tour of Québec Walking tour of Toronto Entry to 360 Chicago Tower incl. TILT experience Driving tour of Chicago Entry to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum Washington D.C. Night Illumination Tour Driving tour of Philadelphia Voyage to the Falls boat tour

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) ++ 11 nights accommodation in hostels & 2 nights in hotel upgrades ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Tour of Samuel Adams Brewery ++ Jet boat ride in Chicago ++ Bike & segway tour of Washington D.C.

TRIP CODE: UEECNN S TA R T

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6

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25

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22

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23

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6

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G G G

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TRIP PRICE OF $2350 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on multi-share:usually 2-6 per room

14 DAYS FROM

2350

$

USD 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 so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

START MEET AT 8AM IN NEW YORK CITY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN NEW YORK CITY

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 68 S P E $1 P E R R PE


138 SHORT BREAKS

SHORT BREAKS

Sometimes you just need a bit of space to breathe and reboot. We totally get it. Which is why these nifty little breaks offer the independent traveller the perfect amount of time to experience some of the world’s most iconic destinations. Be warned! The included excursions are not exclusive to Topdeck and you could be sitting next to an #oldie! #omg.

4 DAY | NEW YORK CIT Y BREAK

4 DAY | SAN FRANCISCO CIT Y BREAK

TRIP CODE: UBNYNN

TRIP CODE: UBSFSS

Tick off all the big ticket landmarks, feed your foodie side in

Golden Gate Bridge and ‘The Rock’ (book ahead) are a must see.

Williamsburg and bounce from East Village to West to fill your

Don’t miss – chowder on Jefferson Street, drinks in Mission and the

camera roll.

view from Dolores Park – they’re the spots San Franciscans love.

INCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS

++ 3 breakfasts (B) ++ 3 nights in hotel accommodation ++ N.Y.C. Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass

++ 3 breakfasts (B) ++ 3 nights in hotel accommodation ++ San Francisco Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass

T WIN FROM

411

$

USD per person

SINGLE FROM

$

696

USD per person

T WIN FROM

328

$

USD per person

SINGLE FROM

$

676

USD per person

4 D A Y | LO S A N G E L E S C I T Y B R E A K

4 DAY | HONOLULU LEI-OVER

TRIP CODE: UBLALL

TRIP CODE: UBHLHH

Venice Beach is THE place for people-spotting. Hollywood,

Let your lei-strewn self relax in beautiful Honolulu. Postcard-

Beverly Hills and the Walk of Fame will leave you starry-eyed. This

perfect doesn’t even do this place justice. See for yourself.

beautifully bonkers city is yours to explore. INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B) ++ 3 nights in hotel accommodation ++ L.A. Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass T WIN FROM

494

$

USD per person

SINGLE FROM

$

996

INCLUSIONS 3 breakfasts (B) 3 nights in hotel accommodation Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial & Honolulu city tour Flower lei ceremony on arrival in Honolulu & return airport transfers

++ ++ ++ ++

USD per person

T WIN FROM

523

$

USD per person

SINGLE FROM

$

1251

USD per person


BOOKING CONDITIONS

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:

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Bali Island Hopper, Ko-Conut Hopper, Samui Sunsets, Japan Express, Vietnamese Voyage, Vietnam Uncovered, Japan Highlights, My Thai, Classic Thailand, China Live, Asian Fusion: Buffalo Tours Iceland Summer, Iceland Explorer: GJ Travel Greek Island Hopper, Poseidon's Pathway, Aegean Odyssey: Bellair Greek sailing section of Summer Fun & Sailing: Cara Yachts Blue Lagoons: Alaturka Cruises Croatian Riviera, Adriatic Sunsets, Dubrovnik Dreams: Katarina Lines Turkey Explored: New Faces Tourism Travel & Shipping Ltd. The Trans-Mongolian Railway: Real Russia Nile Discovery, Egypt Express: Topdeck Egypt Moroccan Explorer, Sahara Adventure: Mountain Safaris Jordan & Israel, Jordan Adventure: T3 Al-Thuraya Travel & Tours African Insight, Gorilla Encounter, Kenya & Tanzania Adventure, Coast, Lesotho & Cape Town, Southwest Safari, Kruger to Cape Town, Ultimate African Adventure: Acacia Africa Ltd. Topdeck sells trips in New Zealand featured in this brochure as an agent of Top Deck Tours Ltd Discounts

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. 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 trips must be booked prior to the departure date of the first trip. Discount applies to trip with lowest value. Past passenger

5% off - we will need to be able to verify that you have previously been on one of our trips. (Not valid for limited edition trips, short breaks, stopovers or pre and post accommodation).

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. Deposit

$200 per person, payable at the time of booking for all trips (excluding the Braumeister and Festmeister trips, which require a deposit of $100 per person)

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)

Financial Protection

Topdeck is a member of ABTA (L8291/Y2992) and is bonded to provide for your financial protection in the event of Topdeck’s insolvency. Any package which includes a flight as part of the package is protected by Topdeck's ATOL: 11033. Further information in relation to the financial protection of your booking is set out on our website.

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 June 2017

Your contract will be with Topdeck as tour operator, unless you have booked a Locally Operated Trip, in which case your contract for tour services will be with the operator specified above and will be subject to that operator's terms and conditions, in addition to the booking conditions set out below. For any Locally Operated Trip, the operator will 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 these booking conditions carefully. You must not make any booking unless you understand and agree with these booking conditions. Our trips are designed strictly for young people between the ages of 18 to 39 years. Bookings can be made through your local travel agent or directly with Topdeck and must be secured with a deposit of the amount shown above. A contract between you and us (or between you and the relevant operator of a Locally Operated Trip) 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. 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. If you are prevented from traveling as a result of illness, death of an immediate family member, jury service, or other reason beyond your control which we consider significant, we may agree to your booking being transferred to another person who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the trip, subject to you and the other person accepting liability for full payment of the trip cost and any additional costs arising from the transfer and provided that you give us not less than 21 days' written notice of the proposed transfer. CANCELLATION OR MODIFICATION BY US 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. We may therefore, at our discretion, modify or cancel any trip, accommodation or arrangement at any time. We will notify you as soon as possible of any changes and they will form part of our contract with you. In the case of any material modification or cancellation, we will, if possible, provide you with three alternatives: (1) a trip of an equivalent or closely similar standard and price, if available; or (2) a trip of a lower standard together with a refund of the difference in price; or (3) cancellation with a full refund of all monies paid. 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. Topdeck 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 Topdeck trip will be refunded and no further compensation will be paid. In such circumstances, you agree to release Topdeck from any further obligations which would have been

enforceable had the trip not been cancelled.

responsibility for any such requirements not being fulfilled.

OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR TOPDECK OPERATED TRIPS

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.

Save where the provisions of Force Majeure apply, if the trip does not materially comply with the description in the brochure, Topdeck may compensate you to a maximum value equal to the price of the trip. Topdeck will only be liable to pay the maximum amount of compensation where there has been a total failure of consideration for your payment. Topdeck will not be liable where any failure in the performance or provision of your trip is due to: (a) your acts or omissions or the acts or omissions of another member in your group (b) any third party not connected with the provision of your travel arrangements (c) unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised or (d) an event which we or a travel service provider, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall (including but not limited to Force Majeure and unavoidable technical problems with transport and similar events). Our liability will in all cases be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to any applicable international conventions, including but not limited to the Geneva Convention in respect of carriage by road, the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation which set time limits for notifications/claims and limit the amount of compensation that can be claimed for death, injury, delay to passengers/guests and loss, damage and delay to luggage. 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 as listed above 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 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 the terms and conditions, including conditions of carriage and limitations of liability, imposed by the local operator (available on request). Your legal rights in connection with such trips are 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 Topdeck 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 made available by Topdeck but which for whatever reason are not used by you once the trip has departed. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS Topdeck and its employees, agents and contractors make no 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 will be offered the chance to purchase various optional excursions and activities. Topdeck does 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. Topdeck acts only as their agent. Topdeck’s Trip Leader will have further details and additional information can be found on our website. Topdeck accepts no liability for any act or omission of any operator or operator’s employees, agents or sub-contractors. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY – FORCE MAJEURE We do not accept liability for any loss, damage or expense resulting from war or terrorist activities threatened or actual, civil unrest, industrial action threatened or actual, weather conditions, fire, flood, drought, closures, unforeseen alterations to public transport schedules, rescheduling of aircraft or boats, epidemic or outbreaks of illness or any other event outside our control which either delays or extends or reduces the trip, or compels a change in the trip arrangements after departure (“Force Majeure”). 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

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 any representative of Topdeck, 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 indemnify us against all 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 Topdeck 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 Topdeck 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 Topdeck reasonably considers should be a party to the action. You must co-operate fully with Topdeck should Topdeck or its insurers wish to enforce those rights which have been assigned to Topdeck. 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. COMPLAINTS In the event of any dissatisfaction with the accommodation or any other service provided by Topdeck, 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 Topdeck 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, Topdeck’s 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). In making this booking, your consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons is deemed to be given unless you object and advise Topdeck of your objection at the time of booking. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. This consent applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities or dietary/ religious requirements. SMOKING Topdeck enforces 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 future Topdeck 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 Topdeck will endeavor to deliver Wi-Fi connection as stated on relevant trips to the best of its ability. This service is subject to availability and may not be available on some peak season departures or in the event of technical issues.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

Topdeck's Details


7 DAY BALI ISLAND HOPPER

7 DAY THAI ISLANDS SAMUI SUNSETS

140

KOH SAMUI

KOH SAMUI

MAPS

MAPS

2

EXPLORER

SEMINYAK

SEMINYAK

P.18

Koh Tao

GLOBAL HOTEL

P.20

Gili Trawangan

Koh Phangan

Ubud

2

2

START/FINISH

Seminyak BALI

ASIA

HOSTEL PLUS

1 Lembongan Island

2 START/FINISH

Koh Samui THAILAND

CAMPING

SAILING

LIMITED EDITION

PHUKET

12 DAY CHINA LIVE

12 DAY JAPAN HIGHLIGHTS

7 DAY THAI ISLANDS KO-CONUT HOPPER PHUKET

P.23

TOKYO

OSAKA

BEIJING

P.21

13 DAY VIETNAM UNCOVERED

HONG KONG

P.22

HO CHI MINH CITY

HANOI

FINISH

Overnight train

1

2

2

1

1 1

Hanoi

Halong Bay Overnight Cruise

START

Beijing CHINA

Krabi 1

2

Xian

1 Hoi An

START

Tokyo JAPAN

Takayama

START/FINISH

2

Phuket THAILAND

P.24

2

Hiroshima

Koh Phi Phi

Miyajima

Osaka

Chengdu

2

Kyoto

FINISH

1

1 1 Koyasan

1

Longsheng

2

Nha Trang

Yangshuo

2

1

FINISH

START

VIETNAM

2 1

14 DAY CLASSIC THAILAND

BANGKOK

BANGKOK

BANGKOK 

P.24

Vinh Long

8 DAY VIETNAMESE VOYAGE

OSAKA

P.28

HO CHI MINH CITY

HANOI 

P.29

1

2

START

1

Chiang Mai

TOKYO

P.25

Chiang Rai Chiang Mai

Chiang Rai

7 DAY JAPANESE EXPRESS

BANGKOK 

2

Overnight Train

Hong Kong

Ho Chi Minh City

13 DAY MY THAI

Hue

2

1

Tokyo JAPAN

Overnight Train

2

Kyoto 2

FINISH

Hanoi

Hakone/Mount Fuji

2 START/FINISH

Overnight Train

1

2

1

Halong Bay Overnight Cruise

1 Osaka

Bangkok THAILAND

FINISH

Chumphon

2 Overnight Train

1

Koh Tao

2

Koh Phangan

2

Koh Samui

DAYS TRIP NAME 7 THAI ISL ANDS SAMUI SUNSETS

2 START/FINISH

Bangkok THAILAND

STARTS KOH SAMUI

ENDS

P. 21

KOH SAMUI

2

27 DAY ASIAN FUSION BANGKOK

HANOI 

P.26 FINISH

LAOS

1

Chiang Rai Chiang Mai

Hanoi

Luang Prabang

Pakbeng

1

1 1

1

Halong Bay Overnight Cruise

2 2 Vang Vieng

2

START

1

Overnight Train

1 Hoi An

Phuket

2

2

Ho Chi Minh City

Hue

VIETNAM

2

Krabi

2

1 START

Koh Phi Phi

Bangkok

Siem Reap CAMBODIA

2 Nha Trang

THAILAND

Phnom Penh

2

2 2

1

Overnight Train

Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM

1

DAYS TRIP NAME STARTS 7 THAI ISL ANDS KO-CONUT HOPPER PHUKET

ENDS P. PHUKET 21

DAYS TRIP NAME 13 VIETNAM UNCOVERED 15 ROAD TO PHNOM PENH

STARTS ENDS HO CHI MINH CIT Y HANOI BANGKOK PHNOM PENH

P. 30

Vinh Long, Mekong River

2

Hoi An


5 DAY SYDNEY DISCOVERY

5 DAY TROPICAL DISCOVERY

SYDNEY 

P.32

CAIRNS

5 DAY TOP END DISCOVERY

CAIRNS 

P.32

DARWIN

DARWIN 

P.33

141 MAPS

SYDNEY

Cape Tribulation

NEW SOUTH WALES

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

START/FINISH

2

1

Port Stephens

Atherton Tablelands

Litchfield National Park

1

1 1

Mission Beach

2

Kakadu National Park

1

Katherine

START/FINISH

P.33

SYDNEY

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND

4 DAY ULTIMATE SURFARI

ALICE SPRINGS 

Cairns

1 Sydney

5 DAY ULURU DISCOVERY ALICE SPRINGS

Darwin

2

Hunter Valley

Blue Mountains

START/FINISH

12 DAY ROCK 'N' TOP

BRISBANE 

P.34

ALICE SPRINGS

14 DAY ISLAND SUNTANNER

DARWIN

P.34

SYDNEY

CAIRNS 

P.35

START/FINISH

QUEENSLAND

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Kata Tjuta

Coffs Harbour

1

Alice Springs

2

Magnetic

1 Island Airlie Beach

1

1 The Whitsundays (Sailing) Rockhampton

QUEENSLAND Myella Farm 2

Surf Camp

2 Fraser Island

West MacDonnell Ranges

Sydney

Kata Tjuta

1 Brisbane Gold Coast

2

Kings Canyon 1

START/FINISH

Uluru

2

NORTHERN TERRITORY

1 Crescent Head

NEW SOUTH WALES

Cairns

1 Katherine

2 Byron Bay

GREAT BARRIER REEF

START/FINISH

Park

START/FINISH

START/FINISH

1

Kakadu

2 National

Brisbane Gold Coast

West MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon

Darwin 2 Litchfield National Park 1

2 Byron Bay

START/FINISH

Alice Springs

Coffs Harbour

2

Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head

NEW SOUTH WALES

Uluru

START/FINISH

Sydney

14 DAY DOWN SOUTH & OUTBACK MELBOURNE

20 DAY BEACH & BUSH

ALICE SPRINGS 

P.36

SYDNEY

ALICE SPRINGS 

P.38

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Kings Canyon 1 Kata Tjuta

2 NORTHERN TERRITORY

1 START/FINISH Alice 1 Springs

1

1 START/FINISH Alice 1 Springs

Kings Canyon 1

1 Coober Pedy

Kata Tjuta Flinders

Magnetic Island

Airlie Beach

West MacDonnell Ranges

2 Uluru

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Cairns

West MacDonnell Ranges

1

1 The Whitsundays (Sailing) Rockhampton

QUEENSLAND Myella Farm 2

2

2 Fraser Island

Uluru

2 Ranges

1 Brisbane Gold Coast

Adelaide 2

Coffs Harbour

Halls Gap

VICTORIA

Coonawarra Winery Mt Gambier 1

1 Grampians National Park

Port Campbell 1

START/FINISH

Great Ocean Road

Sydney

27 DAY GRAND AUSSIE SYDNEY

Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head

NEW SOUTH WALES

START/FINISH

Melbourne

7 DAY SOUTHERN EXPLORER

DARWIN 

2 Byron Bay

P.39

CHRISTCHURCH

8 DAY NORTHERN EXPLORER

CHRISTCHURCH 

P.42

AUCKLAND

WELLINGTON 

P.43

START/FINISH

Darwin 2 Litchfield National Park 1

Kakadu

2 National Park

2 Bay of Islands

1 Katherine Cairns

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Magnetic

Kata Tjuta

Hokitika

1 Island 1

1

Airlie Beach

West MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon 1

GREAT BARRIER REEF

2 Alice 1 Springs

Rockhampton

QUEENSLAND Myella Farm 2

2 Fraser Island

2 Uluru

1 Brisbane Gold Coast Coffs Harbour

NEW SOUTH WALES

START/FINISH

START/FINISH

The Whitsundays (Sailing)

2 Byron Bay Surf Camp 1 Crescent Head

START/FINISH

Sydney

Christchurch

1

Auckland

Fox Glacier 1 Mt Cook

Milford Sound

1 Lake Ohau 4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

SOUTH ISLAND

Rotorua 1 Tongariro National 2 Park

1 Marae Stay

Lake Taupo

NORTH ISLAND START/FINISH

Wellington


29 DAY ULTIMATE AUSSIE ADVENTURE SYDNEY

19 DAY GRAND KIWI

11 DAY PURE ADRENALIN

MELBOURNE 

P.40

WELLINGTON

CHRISTCHURCH 

P.44

AUCKLAND

CHRISTCHURCH 

P.45

MAPS

142

2 Bay of Islands

NORTH ISLAND

START/FINISH

Rotorua 1

START/FINISH

Wellington

Nelson 2

Airlie Beach

West MacDonnell Ranges

2 Alice 1 Springs

Kata Tjuta

1

1 The Whitsundays (Sailing)

Myella Farm 2

2

Milford Sound

SOUTH ISLAND

4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

1 Brisbane

7 DAY TAPAS TRAIL

Gold Coast

1 Coober Pedy

2 Byron Bay

Coffs Harbour

Flinders 2 Ranges

1 Christchurch

1 Lake Ohau

2 Fraser Island

Uluru

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

START/FINISH

Mt Cook

Mirror Lakes

NORTH ISLAND

1 Kaikoura

Fox Glacier 1

4 Queenstown

Rockhampton

QUEENSLAND

Hokitika

1 Marae Stay

Lake Taupo

1 Wellington

SOUTH ISLAND START/FINISH

1 Lake Ohau

Milford Sound

Nelson 2

1 Christchurch

Mt Cook

1

Tongariro National 2 Park

1 Kaikoura

Fox Glacier 1

Magnetic Island

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Kings Canyon 1

Hokitika

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Cairns

Auckland

1

LONDON

BARCELONA 

P.48

Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head

NEW SOUTH WALES

START

London

ENGLAND

START/FINISH

Sydney

Adelaide 2

Halls Gap

Coonawarra Winery Mt Gambier 1

Port Campbell 1

10 DAY ROMAN ROAD LONDON

VICTORIA

2

1 Grampians National Park

Paris

Melbourne

EUROPE SUMMER & WINTER

Great Ocean Road

10 DAY DEMOCRACY ROAD

ROME 

P.49

LONDON

FRANCE

Loire Valley

START/FINISH

1 Bordeaux

ANDORRA FINISH

Barcelona SPAIN

P.50

BARECELONA

2

12 DAY ESSENTIAL EUROPE

11 DAY PAPARAZZI PARADE

LONDON 

1

Carcassonne

ROME 

P.51

LONDON

LONDON 

P.52

START

London

ENGLAND

2

START/FINISH

London

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

1 Rhine Valley GERMANY

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Paris

FINISH

FRANCE

2

London

ENGLAND

Swiss Alps

FINISH

Dresden

2

2

2

2

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen Vienna

1

GERMANY

Prague

AUSTRIA

1

AUSTRIA

2 Budapest

HUNGARY

Florence

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen Vienna

START

1 Munich

Paris

FRANCE

Dresden

GERMANY

Pisa

2

2 Berlin

2

London

ENGLAND

SWITZERLAND

MONACO

NETHERLANDS

2 Berlin

Lucerne

SWITZERLAND

1 Venice

1

ITALY

START

2 Budapest

HUNGARY

Florence

ITALY

French Riviera

Rome

VATICAN CITY

1

FINISH

1

Rome

DAYS TRIP NAME 7 CEASAR'S FOOTSTEPS

18 DAY EUROPEAN ODYSSEY LONDON

7 DAY ICELAND SUMMER

LONDON 

P.53

Amsterdam

ENGLAND

REYKJAVIK 

P.54

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

12 DAY SPANISH FIESTA

ATHENS 

P.55

MADRID

MADRID 

2 1 Egilsstaðir

START/FINISH

FRANCE

1 Austrian Alps

2

AUSTRIA

Verona ITALY

Pisa

2 Venice

Florence

P.56

2

STARTS PRAGUE

Reykjavík

Bilbao 1

Mykonos 2

VATICAN CITY

ENDS P. LONDON 21

Zaragoza

START/FINISH

Madrid SPAIN

ICELAND

1 1 1

Toledo

Paros 2

2 Barcelona

2 1

Valencia

Córdoba

Kirkjubæjarklaustur

2

Orvieto Rome

1 2

Akureyri

2

Mauthausen

Paris

DAYS TRIP NAME 7 CZECH MATE

ENDS P. LONDON 20

Athens

GERMANY

Swiss Alps

STARTS ROME

VATICAN CITY

GREECE Dresden

SWITZERLAND

ATHENS

2

START/FINISH

2

2

London

REYKJAVIK

10 DAY GREEK ISLAND HOPPER

Berlin

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

1

Seville 2

2 Santorini

2 Granada

1


13 DAY BRAVO ITALIA

14 DAY BRITAIN & IRELAND

ROME 

P.57

LONDON

13 DAY EASTERN ESCAPE

12 DAY TURKEY EXPLORED

LONDON 

ISTANBUL

P.59

ISTANBUL 

P.58

BUDAPEST

PRAGUE 

P.58

143 MAPS

ROME

Verona

Lake Garda

2 Venice

START/FINISH

Istanbul

Loch Ness

1

1

AuschwitzBirkenau

FINISH

Glasgow

Lucca

Cinque Terre 2 Pisa

2 Florence 1 Assisi Siena Orvieto

Galway

1

Cliffs of Moher

2

START/FINISH

Ephesus

North Wales

Dublin

Cardiff

WALES

London

Bath

Sorrento

DAYS TRIP NAME 6 THE BRITISH ISLE 9 CELTIC TRAIL

15 DAY BALKAN EXPLORER BUDAPEST

P.60

DUBROVNIK

HUNGARY

1

Košice

SLOVAKIA

2

1 Cluj-Napoca

Timișoara

ROMANIA

Bran Castle

1

1 Brașov

Peleș Castle

2 Bucharest

ENGLAND

Saklikent Gorge

Stonehenge

STARTS ENDS P. LONDON GLASGOW 36 BELFAST LONDON 42

18 DAY BIG BALKAN

BUDAPEST 

START

Budapest

1 Antalya

Fethiye 2

START/FINISH

1

Spiš Castle

Kuşadası

Oxford

Blarney Castle

2

1

Pamukkale

2

1

1

Pompeii

VATICAN CITY

CZECH REPUBLIC

TURKEY

POLAND

Zakopane

Český Krumlov

Cappadocia 2

Stratford-upon-Avon

Killarney

Rome

2

Eskişehir 1

1 York

NORTHERN IRELAND

2 Kraków

1

Pergamon

1 Belfast

IRELAND

2

SCOTLAND

Hadrian’s Wall

Derry/ Londonderry

ITALY

Edinburgh

1

Giant’s Causeway

Prague

Gallipoli 1 Çanakkale Troy

8 DAY PORTUGAL SURFARI

DUBROVNIK 

P.61

LISBON

LISBON 

P.62

START/FINISH

Budapest

HUNGARY

2 Ljubljana

Srebrenica

SLOVENIA

Sarajevo

1

SERBIA

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Plitvice Lakes 2

2

Sarajevo

Zadar 1 Mostar

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

2 Srebrenica 2

CROATIA

Skopje

Tirana

1

1

ALBANIA

2

2 Ohrid

Matka Valley

Bucharest

2

Veliko Târnovo

Sofia

Kotor

CROATIA

Kotor

2

Mostar

1 2

START/FINISH

SERBIA

1

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Belgrade

Belgrade

2

Ericeira

ROMANIA

Ruse

1

Plovdiv

BULGARIA

2 Burgas

1

1

START/FINISH

Lisbon

PORTUGAL

Rila Monastery

MACEDONIA

Budva

2 Lagos

MONTENEGRO

8 DAY IRISH SHENANIGANS DUBLIN

9 DAY BOULEVARDS TO BEACHES

DUBLIN 

P.63

DUBLIN

10 DAY SCANDI EXPRESS

DUBLIN 

P.64

BERLIN

11 DAY EUROPE EXPRESS

OSLO 

P.66

LONDON

LONDON 

P.74

START

London

ENGLAND

Amsterdam

Giant’s Causeway Derry/ Londonderry

2

Killarney

Belfast

London

FINISH

ENGLAND

Oslo

NORTHERN IRELAND

2

START/FINISH

Stockholm

NORWAY

1 Rhine Valley

SWEDEN

Paris

Galway

1

2

Cliffs of Moher

NETHERLANDS

2

FRANCE

START/FINISH

Dublin

IRELAND

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2

2

2 Copenhagen

2

Dachau

Paris

DENMARK

1 Munich

FRANCE

GERMANY

Swiss Alps

Cork

Avignon

SWITZERLAND

2

1

Pont du Gard

Blarney Castle

2 2 Venice

START

ITALY

Berlin

GERMANY FINISH

2

13 DAY ROMAN CHARIOT LONDON

Barcelona SPAIN

14 DAY THE EURO TRIP

LONDON 

P.69

LONDON

14 DAY EUROPEAN WONDER

LONDON 

P.70

LONDON

15 DAY CLASSIC EUROPE

LONDON 

P.71

LONDON

LONDON 

P.72

START

London

START/FINISH

ENGLAND

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

1 1

Amsterdam

Berlin

2

2

London

2

London

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

START/FINISH

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

ENGLAND

ENGLAND

Heidelberg

2

1

Paris

FRANCE

1 Rhine Valley

GERMANY

2 1 Munich

Paris

Swiss Alps

FRANCE

2

Dachau

SWITZERLAND

Swiss Alps

Avignon Pont du Gard

1

Florence

2 French Riviera

2 Barcelona SPAIN

Pisa

2

2

ITALY

1 FINISH

GERMANY

Swiss Alps

2

Pisa

Rome

1 Munich

Venice

SWITZERLAND

GERMANY

1

FRANCE

2 Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Venice ITALY

2

Munich

2 Paris

ITALY

2

1

Rome

2

SWITZERLAND

Florence

Orvieto

Dachau

Paris

FRANCE

ITALY

MONACO

2

VATICAN CITY

1 Venice

Florence Pisa

1

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY


15 DAY EAST MEETS WEST LONDON

16 DAY GAUDI & GLITZ

LONDON 

LONDON

P.73

16 DAY EASTERN EXPRESS

LONDON 

P.75

LONDON

17 DAY EUROPEAN PATHWAY

LONDON 

LONDON

P.74

LONDON 

P.76

MAPS

144

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

2

2

FINISH

2 Copenhagen

London

DENMARK

Amsterdam

Hamburg

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS FINISH

Berlin

2

2

London

ENGLAND

Dresden

GERMANY

1

Verona

MONACO

Dresden Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Auschwitz -Birkenau

2

2 Kraków

START

POLAND

2 Barcelona

1 Florence

Pisa

2 French Riviera

AUSTRIA

Austrian Alps

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

2

AUSTRIA

1

VATICAN CITY

FINISH

Venice

Athens

2

GREECE

GERMANY

1 Ljubljana

Swiss Alps

SLOVENIA

2

Verona

Pag Island CROATIA

HUNGARY

1

2 Venice

ITALY

Mykonos

Florence

1

Pisa

START

1

Rome ITALY

Rome

20 DAY EUROPEAN GETAWAY LONDON

21 DAY IBERIAN VOYAGER

LONDON 

BARCELONA

P.80

20 DAY EASTERN EXPLORE

BARCELONA 

P.81

Dachau

2

SWITZERLAND

1 1

START

Budapest

Munich

Paris

FRANCE

Lake Bled

Postojna Caves

overnight ferry

SLOVAKIA

2 Prague

Mauthausen

2

Rome

FRANCE

SPAIN

Bratislava

1

Vienna

Dresden

GERMANY

CZECH REPUBLIC

ITALY

GERMANY

ENGLAND

2 Prague

2 Venice

2 Berlin

2

London

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

ENGLAND

LONDON

2

VATICAN CITY

24 DAY SPIRIT OF EUROPE

LONDON 

LONDON

P.78

LONDON 

P.82

San Sebastián Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

2

2

START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

2

Dresden

2

GERMANY

2 Prague Mauthausen

Paris

FRANCE

2

AUSTRIA

1

Sarajevo

Fes

Meknes

Orvieto VATICAN CITY

MOROCCO

25 DAY SUMMER COMPASS

Florence

LONDON

P.83

STARTS ENDS P. LISBON BARCELONA 67

P.84

DAYS TRIP NAME 9 WESTERN SPIRIT

2

LONDON

LONDON 

P.88

London

ENGLAND

GERMANY

LUXEMBOURG

2 2

Paris

Dachau

Paris

Swiss Alps

1

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Munich

FRANCE

1

2

SWITZERLAND

Venice

MONACO

Florence

2

Pisa

2

Pisa

French Riviera

Marseille

Zaragoza

2

Rome

2 Barcelona

SWITZERLAND

VATICAN CITY

ITALY

1

1 CROATIA

Rome

Dubrovnik

2

VATICAN CITY

2

1 overnight ferry

Budva

1

San Sebastián

Tirana

ALBANIA

SPAIN

DAYS TRIP NAME 9 WESTERN SPIRIT 10 EUROPEAN ESCAPE

ENDS P. ROME 77

STARTS LONDON VENICE

LONDON

Zaragoza

P.89 Amsterdam

VATICAN CITY

1

Rome

Barcelona

2

Pompeii

Sardinia ITALY

2

2

START/FINISH

London

DUBROVNIK

DUBROVNIK 

Split

ENGLAND

Kraków

Dresden

GERMANY

AuschwitzBirkenau

Prague

CZECH 2 REPUBLIC

1

POLAND

2

CROATIA

2

1

Paris

FRANCE

2 Budapest Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

HUNGARY

2

Venice ITALY

Verona

1

MONACO

2

Pisa

French Riviera Barcelona

2 Plitvice Lakes

Dubrovnik Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

SPAIN

1 Korčula

Zadar

1

Makarska

Hvar

2

Florence

Avignon Pont du Gard

P.94

Berlin

NETHERLANDS

CROATIA

2

1 overnight ferry

Budva

1

MONTENEGRO

1

Tirana

ALBANIA

1 Mljet Sailing

GREECE

DAYS TRIP NAME 14 WESTERN CROSSING

2

Corsica

8 DAY DUBROVNIK DREAMS

LONDON 

2

overnight ferry

Madrid

ENDS P. ROME 65 LONDON 64

34 DAY EUROPEAN ADVENTURE

Florence Pisa

2

Sailing

GREECE

STARTS LONDON

Bordeaux

2

Pamplona

1 Valencia

AUSTRIA

Venice

2

1

MONTENEGRO

Austrian Alps

1

2

Zadar

2 Madrid

DAYS TRIP NAME 17 THE COASTAL ROAM

LIECHTENSTEIN

Swiss Alps

SLOVENIA

Florence

ITALY

GERMANY

Paris

Postojna Caves

2

Rhine Valley

FRANCE

Mont Saint-Michel

2

2 Venice

Verona

2

2

Swiss Alps

2

1

SWITZERLAND

2 Bordeaux

2

START/FINISH

Dresden

Luxembourg City

2

SPAIN

ENDS P. ROME 65

Amsterdam

Berlin

2

ENGLAND

San Sebastián

STARTS LONDON

NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam

London

FRANCE

VATICAN CITY

28 DAY EUROPEAN PARADISO

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

Loire Valley

2

CROATIA

LONDON 

2

1

Rome

Srebrenica

START

Amsterdam

London

ENGLAND

1

Pisa

French Riviera

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

ITALY

MONACO

Dubrovnik

27 DAY SUMMER FUN & SAILING

LONDON 

2 Budapest

2 Venice

1 Belgrade SERBIA

1

POLAND

Verona

SLOVAKIA

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

2 Kraków Bratislava

2 HUNGARY

2

2

Volubilis 2

AUSTRIA

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

HUNGARY

2

Rome

Vienna

FRANCE

2 Kraków

Bratislava

2 SLOVAKIA

Paris

POLAND

Vienna

DAYS TRIP NAME 10 TRAIL OF COLUMBUS

LONDON

Auschwitz -Birkenau

1

Asilah

Florence

Pisa

French Riviera

GERMANY

2 Granada

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

Prague

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Prague

2 Berlin Dresden

2 Budapest

ITALY

2

1

2

ENGLAND

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

Seville

GERMANY

2 Venice

Verona MONACO

NETHERLANDS FINISH

Hamburg

PORTUGAL

Alps

AUSTRIA

2

Amsterdam

2 Lisbon

1 Austrian

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Dresden

SPAIN

2 Valencia

2

2

London

ENGLAND

London

Madrid

Sintra

START/FINISH

1 Barcelona

2

Salamanca

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

NETHERLANDS

DENMARK

START/FINISH

1

Segovia

Berlin

Amsterdam

2 Copenhagen

Zaragoza

Porto

STARTS LONDON

ENDS P. ROME 87

1

Šipan

1 START/FINISH

Dubrovnik


SPLIT

8 DAY BLUE LAGOONS

SPLIT 

P.92

FETHIYE

17 DAY THE TRANS-MONGOLIAN RAILWAY

FETHIYE 

P.96

MOSCOW

BEIJING 

P.98 overnight train

overnight train 1

1

2

Yekaterinburg

START

Moscow

Irkutsk

RUSSIA

START/FINISH

1 overnight train

Gorkhi Terelj National Park

1

MONGOLIA

1 overnight train

START/FINISH

1

Fethiye

Milna

1

FINISH

1

CROATIA

1

1 Lake Baikal

1

Ulaanbaatar 1

Split

1 1

Makarska

Beijing CHINA

Tarzan Bay

TURKEY

St Nicholas Island

1

Hvar

1

1 Kaş

1 Mljet

1

Aperlai Bay

1

1

BEIJING

Gokkaya Bay

Firnaz Bay

Korčula

MOSCOW 

Smugglers Island

Simena Castle Sunken City of Kekova

P.98 overnight train

overnight train

2

1 2

2

Yekaterinburg

FINISH

Moscow

1

Irkutsk

RUSSIA

Dubrovnik

1 Lake Baikal

1

2

Ulaanbaatar 1

overnight train Gorkhi Terelj National Park

1

MONGOLIA

1 overnight train START

Beijing 2 CHINA

11 DAY WINTER EXPRESS LONDON

14 DAY WINTER WONDER

LONDON 

P.103

LONDON

20 DAY DISCOVER WINTER

LONDON 

P.101

LONDON

LONDON 

P.102 Amsterdam

Berlin

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

2

2

London

ENGLAND Amsterdam

2 Amsterdam

London

ENGLAND

2

London

Dresden

NETHERLANDS

START/FINISH

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

GERMANY

2

1 Heidelburg

1 Rhine Valley

FRANCE

Paris

Salzburg

FRANCE

2 Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

1 Munich GERMANY

2

Venice

2 Florence

2

ITALY

1

Florence ITALY

2

Rome

1 Ljubljana

MADRID

1

VATICAN CITY

18 DAY WINTER GETAWAY

MADRID 

P.104

LONDON

SLOVENIA

2

Rome

15 DAY ROAD TO MARRAKECH

2

Venice

Venice ITALY

HUNGARY

Lake Bled

2 Verona

Verona

Budapest

1

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

2

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

SWITZERLAND

Vienna

Swiss Alps

1

AUSTRIA

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen

Paris

2

Prague

2

ENGLAND GERMANY

24 DAY WINTER SPIRIT

LONDON 

P.105

LONDON

2

VATICAN CITY

14 DAY WINTER BRITAIN & IRELAND

LONDON 

P.106

LONDON

LONDON 

P.107

START/FINISH

Madrid SPAIN

1 1

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

2

2

START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

Dresden

Asilah

1

2 Granada

Verona

Salzburg

FRANCE

2

SWITZERLAND

AUSTRIA

Pisa

MOROCCO

2

Florence Orvieto Rome

2 Fes

Glasgow Giant’s Causeway

SLOVAKIA

Galway

Dublin

2 Venice

IRELAND

2

Oxford START/FINISH

Cardiff

ITALY

Orvieto Rome

1 York

1

2

2

2

Florence

VATICAN CITY

NORTHERN IRELAND Liverpool

2 HUNGARY

Edinburgh

1

1 Belfast

Londonderry/Derry

Bratislava

Vienna

Budapest

Verona

Pisa

ITALY

2

1

2

2

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2

Venice

1 Chefchaouen

2 Kraków

Paris

AUSTRIA

Swiss Alps

2

2

1 Salzburg

FRANCE

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen

Paris

2

POLAND

GERMANY

2 Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

SCOTLAND

2

2 Dresden

GERMANY

2 Lisbon

Loch Ness

Berlin

NETHERLANDS

London

PORTUGAL

Seville

Amsterdam

START/FINISH

ENGLAND

WALES

VATICAN CITY

London

2 Bath

ENGLAND

Stonehenge

2 Marrakech

9 DAY EGYPT EXPRESS

8 DAY NILE DISCOVERY CAIRO

CAIRO 

P.110

Cairo

CAIRO

10 DAY MOROCCAN EXPLORER

CAIRO 

P.111

MARRACKECH

MARRACKECH 

START/FINISH

EGYPT

EGYPT

1 1

1 1

Volubilis Rabat

1

Casablanca

Overnight coach

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

P.112

Cairo

START/FINISH

1 1

Overnight coach

Overnight coach

1

Edfu Nile Cruise Ship Kom Ombo

START/FINISH

1

Luxor Felucca Sailing

MOROCCO

2

Kom Ombo

Aswan

Abu Simbel

2

Meknes

Overnight coach Marrakech

Luxor

Fes

Ifrane

Midelt

1

2 1

Abu Simbel

1 Errachidia

Dades Gorge

Ait Ben Haddou

1 Aswan

145 MAPS

8 DAY CROATIAN RIVERA

1

Todra

1 Merzouga

Desert Camp


10 DAY SAHARA ADVENTURE MARRACKECH

8 DAY JORDAN ADVENTURE

MARRACKECH 

AMMAN

P.113

10 DAY JORDAN & ISRAEL

AMMAN 

P.114

AMMAN

7 DAY AFRICAN INSIGHT

TEL AVIV 

JOHANNESBURG

P.115

LIVINGSTONE 

P.116

MAPS

146

Ajloun Castle Jerash

2 1

Marrakech

START/FINISH

Dead Sea

Ait Ben Haddou Agadir

Taroudant

1

FINISH

1

Jerusalem

2

Tamalakoute

1

Aqaba

1 Wadi Rum

12 DAY COAST, LESOTHO & CAPE TOWN

START

Matobo NP

ZIMBABWE Tshipise Kruger NP

Johannesburg

SOUTH AFRICA

1 Wadi Rum

13 DAY KENYA & TANZANIA ADVENTURE

CAPE TOWN 

P.117

NAIROBI

LESOTHO

SOUTH AFRICA

P.118

UGANDA

Nairobi START

Serengeti NP

Underberg Area Mountain Zebra NP

Oudtshoorn

NAIROBI 

Maasai Mara

Malealea

FINISH

NAIROBI

P.117

KENYA

Durban START

Cape Town

14 DAY GORILLA ENCOUNTER

DAR ES SALAAM 

Drakensburg

Victoria Falls

Livingstone

Amman

2 Petra

2 Petra

Aqaba 1

ZAMBIA

JORDAN

Karak

Dead Sea

1

1 1

Madaba Mt Nebo

Bethlehem

Karak

1 Tamnougalt

1

Sahara Desert Camp

DURBAN

Tel Aviv

START/FINISH

Mt Nebo

1 2

2

Amman

Ajloun Castle Jerash

ISRAEL

Madaba

MOROCCO

Essaouira

JORDAN

Arusha

Ngorongoro Crater

Kampala

Jinja

Eldoret Lake Nakuru NP Nairobi START/FINISH

Zanzibar

TANZANIA

Addo Elephant NP Knysna

Queen Elizabeth NP

KENYA

Gorilla Trek

Dar es Salaam FINISH

Hermanus

19 DAY KRUGER TO CAPE TOWN JOHANNESBURG

46 DAY ULTIMATE AFRICAN ADVENTURE

CAPE TOWN 

P.120

NAIROBI

JOHANNESBURG 

P.123

Tshipise

UGANDA Jinja

Kruger NP

Kampala

SWAZILAND

Johannesburg

Mililwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Gorilla Trek

START

Drakensburg

Malealea Mountain Zebra National Park Oudtshoorn

SOUTH AFRICA

Ngorongoro Crater

Durban

KENYA Mt Kilimanjaro Arusha

Addo Elephant National Park

Cape Town FINISH

Hermanus

Knysna

South Luangwa NP ZAMBIA Lusaka

19 DAY SOUTH WEST SAFARI LIVINGSTONE

START

Serengeti NP

St Lucia

LESOTHO

Maasai Mara

Eldoret Nairobi

CAPE TOWN 

P.119 START

Livingstone

ZAMBIA

Etosha NP

Chobe NP Okavango Delta

Victoria Falls

Livingstone ZIMBABWE

Victoria Falls

Matobo NP Tshipise

NAMIBIA Maun

Windhoek

BOTSWANA

Kruger NP

Swakopmund Namib Naukluft NP Fish River Canyon Gariep (Orange) River

Cape Town

SOUTH AFRICA FINISH

Johannesburg

SOUTH AFRICA FINISH

Lake Malawi MALAWI

Zanzibar Dar es Salaam TANZANIA


9 DAY SOUTHERN CHARM

7 DAY HAWAII HIGHLIGHTS

MIAMI 

P.126

OAHU

MAUI 

P.124

START/FINISH

New York City

Philadelphia

2

HAWAII

Washington, D.C.

MD NC

1

SC GA

NORTH AMERICA

START

Wilmington

OAHU

Charleston

2

Savannah

FL

2

Orlando FINISH

MAUI

1 START/FINISH

Miami

7 DAY CALIFORNIA CALLING LOS ANGELES

11/12 DAY CANADIAN ROCKIES

SAN FRANCISCO 

P.125

Napa Valley

1

VANCOUVER

VANCOUVER 

P.129

Jasper National Park

NV

2

Yosemite National Park region

FINISH

BC

San Francisco

CA

2

1

Kamloops

Grand Canyon

1

Whistler

AZ

AB

Mt Robson

Las Vegas

2

Banff National Park

Golden

1

START/FINISH

Kelowna

Vancouver

CANADA

START

Los Angeles

U.S.A.

Monument Valley

13 DAY STARS & STRIPES LOS ANGELES

8 DAY VEGAS TRAIL

NEW YORK CITY 

P.131

LAS VEGAS

8 DAY FLORIDA CALLING

LOS ANGELES 

P.134

ORLANDO

MIAMI 

P.132 NY FINISH

NV

1 San Francisco

New York City

NV

Yosemite National Park region Grand Canyon

FINISH

FINISH

START

Orlando

2

2

San Francisco

New York City

CA

FL

Yosemite National Park region

NY

Las Vegas

2

CA START

FINISH

Miami

Las Vegas

2

AZ

2

FINISH

Los Angeles

STARTS ENDS P. NYC 124 LA SF 128

9 DAY ALASKAN ADVENTURE ANCHORAGE

Florida Keys

Los Angeles

START

DAYS TRIP NAME 4 I LOVE NYC 10 GOLDEN STATES

9/10 DAY SUNSET TO THE STRIP

ANCHORAGE 

P.133

LOS ANGELES

14 DAY USA & CANADA ADVENTURE

LAS VEGAS 

P.135

NEW YORK CITY

NEW YORK CITY

P.136

Québec City

QC ON

UT Denali National Park

2

1

START/FINISH

Anchorage

Tangle Lakes

1

ALASKA Talkeetna

NV

Worthington 2 Glacier Wrangell St Elias NP 2 Prince William Sound

Sedona

1

START

Los Angeles

2 San Diego

Toronto

2 Grand Canyon

FINISH

Las Vegas

Prescott

MI Detroit Chicago

2

2

2

NY Niagara Falls

1 1

AZ

PA

Cleveland

IL

1

Montreal

Ottawa

CANADA

Zion

1 National Park

CA

147 MAPS

NEW YORK CITY

MA

2

Boston

CT START/FINISH

New York City Philadelphia

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