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ROME BARCELONA GREEK ISLANDS BERLIN PARIS

AMAZING

EURO TRIPS FOR 1 8- 39 s

Prices & itineraries valid until 31 March 2018

AND MORE

PRAGUE | SWISS ALPS | DUBROVNIK | AMSTERDAM | VENICE MADRID | BUDAPEST | MOSCOW | FLORENCE

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TREVI FOUNTAIN , ROME, ITALY.


WE ARE TOPDECK. WE DO EPIC EUROTRIPS,BIG GAME SAFARIS, AMERICAN ROAD TRIPS, SAILING VOYAGES, OUTBACK EXPLORATIONS AND LOADS OF OTHER GLOBAL ADVENTURES FOR TRAVELLERS BETWEEN 18-39.

We realise that everyone’s different – which is why our trips offer loads of free time to play, discover and channel your inner explorer. It’s your trip, your way. Hit the road in modern coaches, stay at unique, handpicked accommodation, get around in purpose-built transport and hang out with other young explorers bent on seeing the world. Keen to start ticking off your Bucket List? We hear you. Our trips include all the mustsee, must-do activities, with plenty of topnotch local fare to recharge your batteries in between stops – meaning you can spend your money where it matters, and focus on satisfying your thirst for adventure. After all, it’s a thirst for adventure that started it all. We had a group of mates, some wheels and enough wanderlust to make most mothers worried. More than forty years into this crazy ride and us Topdeckers are still discovering new places to see, and unforgettable experiences to make our trips that little bit more awesome. So that’s us, but this is about you. It’s time to live large, dream big and squeeze life for all it’s worth. The rest can wait. Ready to pack your bags? Let’s talk.


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FREEDOM TO EXPLORE

Make good use of your ‘me’ time with some of these not-tobe-missed experiences.

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

FREEDOM TO EXPLORE

DELICIOUS FOOD

Our one-of-a-kind included and

We realise that everyone’s different –

With visits to local restaurants and

optional activities in both iconic

which is why our trips offer loads of

delicious feasts prepared by our very

hotspots and off-the-beaten track

free time to play, discover and channel

own chefs, we’ll ensure your tummy

places mean there’s never a dull

your inner explorer.

is just as full as your passport.

moment on your trip of a lifetime.


PASSION & EXPERTISE

LASTING FRIENDSHIPS

VALUE FOR MONEY

With over 40 years in the travel

Memories fade but Facebook

With no hidden costs, free Wi-Fi on

industry, a team of passionate crew

friends are forever. Hang out with

our coaches and our No Tipping

and a collection of award-winning trips

other young explorers aged 18 to

policy, we’ve got all the important stuff

under our belt, you can be sure we

30-something and create bonds

covered - meaning you score a great

know our stuff.

that last longer than your festival

value trip, completely hassle-free.

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Topdeck exclusive

SAILING IN GREECE

PICNIC BY THE EIFFEL TOWER

SCENIC DRIVES IN NORWAY

Spin the compass for a slice of paradise.

Food matters. A lot. In Europe,

Take a window seat and squeeze

Sink your teeth into history steeped in

it comes alive. Complete your foodie

through fjords, long recognised as

mythology and legend. Learn the ropes,

mission with a picnic under the

one of the greatest natural attractions.

navigate through awe-inspiring islands

Eiffel Tower and watch Paris sparkle

Gawk at the sheer scale of these

then laze on board like the god or

for your first ‘wow’ moment. Not

breathtaking beauties and wind your

goddess that you are.

just for the loved-up couples and

way around some of Europe’s most

romantics, we promise.

scenic roads.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA, GREECE

PARIS, FRANCE

GEIRANGERFJORD & TROLLSTIGEN, NORWAY


IENCES WINE TASTING IN TUSCANY

DINNER CRUISE IN AMSTERDAM

WALKING TOUR OF ROME

Learn the A to Z of wine and establish

Forget jumping over bridges and

Enter Rome, where history was

your vermentino from your viticulture

navigating the Amsterdam labyrinth

born and made. Epic cities deserve

in the Tuscan Hills. Straddle a series of

on foot – cruise it! Get up close and

epic walking tours, naturally. Cross

authentic Italian dishes and balance

personal with the ‘Dam as you feast

off some red hot ruins, oodles of

wine tastings throughout the session.

on dinner and experience the city’s

obelisks and of course, the big ticket

Straight from the barrel to the table –

liberal charms from the canals.

sights. Obvs. Refuel on pizza and

you’ll be charmed by Chianti.

#Nottobemissed.

espresso shots.

TUSCANY, ITALY

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

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

UNDERGROUND ART, MOSCOW Transport and art coexist in wild ways across

If you think you’ve eaten it all, nah-ah not even

Europe. Go underground through a maze of

close. Uncover the food market gems scattered

metro lines and subways. Your mission: find

across Europe and satisfy your inner gastronome.

countless chandeliers in Moscow and kilometres

Try: La Boqueria in Barcelona for a luxe open air

of sculptures underneath Stockholm.

experience.

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HIT NEW HEIGHTS, SWISS ALPS

FABULOUS FOOD MARKETS, BARCELONA

Expanding your horizons (literally) has never been so much fun. Top tip: Google ‘Best rooftop bars’ in each European city you visit and unlock some red hot views. It will be love at first Snapchat.


Delicious

FOOD

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!

CURRYWURST, GERMANY, BERLIN

PAELLA, SPAIN, BARCELONA

Curry what? Wurst – and don’t forget the

If we’re being technical, ‘paella’ is actually the

name. Somehow the trendy Germans managed

pan used to cook this rice-y feast. The Spaniards

to make a sausage a ‘thing’. It’s legit.

have been experimenting for years and have perfected the recipe. Think: a hot mix of rice, spice, seafood and everything else in between.

GOULASH, HUNGARY, BUDAPEST Hot and dangerous (in a good way) this dish is the definition of ‘Hungary’. Slurp your way through away a big ol’ bowl of slow-cooked meat and spiced goodness. Comfort food eat your heart out. Did we mention it’s ah-maze? DELICIOUS FOOD | 11


meet our 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 GET THE BIGGEST BUZZ OUT OF WATCHING A PASSENGER’S FACE LIGHT UP FOR THE FIRST TIME WHEN THEY SEE ICONIC SITES LIKE THE EIFFEL TOWER. IT’S THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD KNOWING YOU’RE A PART OF THAT MOMENT.” - MATT, TOPDECK TRIP LEADER

CURIOUS Keen to learn about our passengers and what feeds their wanderlust.

FRIENDLY Socially intuitive with an eye for what makes the best trips tick.

PASSIONATE Embodying the spirit of Topdeck and all the brand represents.

RESPONSIVE Always in the know about current events and ensures your safety and wellbeing at all times.


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"Amazing tour of Canada and the States. We got

“One of the most amazing experiences of my life.

“Amazing South Island tour! Fabulous group and

to see everything on my bucket list, the group

Fun events planned, good food, good friends and

Topdeck Trip Leader and Driver! Wish I’d done

all bonded and our Trip Leader was fabulous.

an absolutely amazing tour guide who always

the North Island with the tour too! Definitely

Definitely recommend.”

kept things exciting.”

recommend.”

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BECAUSE ALL TRAVELLERS ARE DIFFERENT All travellers are different. Some like creature comforts, others like discovering up-andcoming destinations – some even like the rugged adventure of camping. As long as you have the urge to explore, experience new things and meet awesome people, you’ll find that our trip styles cater to (almost) everyone. BYO fondness for a really good time. GENERATOR HOSTEL, BARCELONA 16 | PICK YOUR STYLE


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EXPLORER TRIPS

With all the benefits of a Hotel trip but with smaller groups and more time to explore a region, these relaxed itineraries let you travel deeper.

PETINOS HOTEL, MYKONOS

ACCOMMODATION +3 STAR HOTEL TRIP LENGTH 6-15 DAYS ROOM T YPES SINGLE/TWIN/DOUBLE

TRIP LENGTH 7-49 DAYS ROOM T YPES MULTI-SHARE

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CAMPING TRIPS

Our Camping trips may be the most affordable way to see Europe, but don't think you’re slumming it: from deluxe European campsites to an on-road Chef, this is camping – Topdeck style. Go for the ultimate outdoor experience.

CAMPING JOLLY, VENICE

ACCOMMODATION CAMPSITES TRIP LENGTH 8-34 DAYS ROOM T YPES TWIN SHARE TENTS

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HOSTEL PLUS TRIPS

Get the most out of your Topdeck trip, without breaking the bank. From modern hostels, bungalows, cabins and yachts, you’ll stay in varied multi-share accommodation. Our most social trip style, Hostel Plus is perfect for fun-seeking travellers

STARTING FROM

ROOM T YPES SINGLE/TWIN/DOUBLE

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INTELL HOTEL, AMSTERDAM

ACCOMMODATION +3 STAR HOTEL

STARTING FROM

HOTEL TRIPS

Fit for couples and singles who love creature comforts, our Hotel trips offer private ensuite twin-share/double rooms with all the amenities. Independent stays which are centrally located or close to transport links, you can expect more ‘me-time’.

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Fit for couples and singles alike who are looking for creature comforts, our Hotel trips offer private ensuite twin-share/double rooms with all the amenities you’ll need. Independent stays, which are centrally located or close to transport links, you can expect a little more ‘me-time’ and space to spread out.

DAYS | TRIP NAME

7 DAY | CAESAR'S FOOTSTEPS 7 DAY | TAPAS TRAIL 7 DAY | CZECH MATE 8 DAY | ROMAN PATHWAY 9 DAY | ADRIATIC DREAMS 9 DAY | COASTAL TRAIL 10 DAY | ROMAN ROAD 10 DAY | DEMOCRACY ROAD 11 DAY | PAPARAZZI PARADE 12 DAY | ESSENTIAL EUROPE 14 DAY | SOHO TO BOHO 14 DAY | VENETIAN TRAIL 15 DAY | EUROPEAN EMPEROR 15 DAY | ROAD TO PRAGUE 17 DAY | MEDITERRANEAN HORIZONS 18 DAY | EUROPEAN ODYSSEY 19 DAY | COBBLESTONES & CANALS 23 DAY | EUROPE UNCOVERED 33 DAY | DISCOVER EUROPE

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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.

ACCOMMODATION +3 STAR HOTELS TRIP LENGTH 7-33 DAYS ROOM T YPES SINGLE/T WIN/DOUBLE


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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights 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, ENLGAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D) DAY 2 PARIS. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. (B,D) DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO CARCASSONNE. (B) DAY 5 CARCASSONNE TO BARCELONA, SPAIN VIA ANDORRA. (B,D) DAY 6 BARCELONA. (B) DAY 7 BARCELONA. (B) This is a section of the 33 Day Discover Europe trip. See p.32 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $1245 TRIP PRICE OF $1315

TRIP PRICE OF $1155

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++ Paris city driving tour ++ Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower ++ Bordeaux winery tour & tasting

TRIP PRICE OF $1095

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights 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 ROME, ITALY.

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

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DAY 4 BERLIN. (B) DAY 5 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B) DAY 6 AMSTERDAM. (B,D) DAY 7 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B) This is a section of the 18 Day European Odyssey trip. See p.29 or visit our website.

STARTING FROM $150/DAY

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights 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 2 AMSTERDAM. (B) DAY 3 AMSTERDAM TO RHINE VALLEY, GERMANY. (B,D) DAY 4 RHINE VALLEY TO MUNICH. (B) DAY 5 MUNICH TO VENICE, ITALY. (B) DAY 6 VENICE TO ROME. (B) DAYS 7-8 ROME. (B) (B) This is a section of the 12 Day Essential Europe trip. See p.25 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $1335

USD Per Person

COUNTRIES

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

TRIP PRICE OF $1295

1050

20

MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN AMSTERDAM) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ROME

TRIP PRICE OF $1280

7 DAYS FROM

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TRIP PRICE OF $1175

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++ Wine tasting in the Rhine Valley ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

TRIP PRICE OF $1050

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights 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 3 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D)

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TRIP PRICE OF $1390

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Local guide in Tirana & Dubrovnik START MEET AT 3PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN DUBROVNIK

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double) & 1 night in a cabin on overnight ferry from Italy to Greece ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. (D) DAY 2 ROME. (B) DAY 3 ITALY TO GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. (B) DAY 4 CORFU. (B,D) DAY 5 CORFU. (B) DAY 6 CORFU. (B) DAY 7 CORFU TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. (B,D) DAY 8 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. (B,D) DAY 9 DUBROVNIK. (B)

++ Local guide in Dubrovnik & Florence ++ Gondola ride in Venice START MEET AT 10AM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN ROME

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. DAY 2 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. (B,D) DAY 3 SARAJEVO TO HVAR, CROATIA. (B,D) DAY 4 HVAR. (B) DAY 5 HVAR TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. (B) DAY 6 LJUBLJANA TO VENICE, ITALY. (B,D) DAY 7 VENICE. (B) DAY 8 VENICE TO FLORENCE. (B,D) DAY 9 FLORENCE TO ROME. (B) This is a section of the 17 Day Mediterranean Horizons trip. See p.28 or visit our website.

This is a section of the 17 Day Mediterranean Horizons trip. See p.28 or visit our website.

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

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++ Dinner at Hofbräuhaus, Berlin ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen START MEET AT 6PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 3 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. (B) DAY 4 VIENNA 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 10 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B) This is a section of the 33 Day Discover Europe trip. See p.32 or visit our website.

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights 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

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

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DAY STOP DAY 1 BARCELONA, SPAIN. Kick things off in the home of tapas, siestas and a super passionate football team. It’s Barca, baby! (D)

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1970

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

DAY 2 BARCELONA. Sun, Gaudí and sangrias. Check out the architecture at Park Güell, go shopping or just indulge in patatas bravas. (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. A day to get lost in the floating (sinking) city. 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 ‘til 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. A morning visit to Vatican City and the chance to see the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Then it’s a wrap. (B) This is a section of the 33 Day Discover Europe trip. See p.32 or visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ French Riviera perfumery experience ++ Local guide in Florence

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

10 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 10 nights 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 ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona ++ High ropes course in the Swiss Alps START MEET AT 6PM IN BARCELONA FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME


25

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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)

DAY 3 AMSTERDAM TO RHINE VALLEY, GERMANY. Crick your neck taking in the views. This afternoon is all about adrenaline and relaxation. Get active or explore the village, it’s your call. (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. 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. (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) 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)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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 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 PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 10 LUCERNE TO PARIS, FRANCE. There are only two places in the world you can be happy: 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 the Notre Dame. Finish off with a gourmet picnic under the Eiffel Tower and maybe check out a cabaret show in the Latin Quarter. (B,D) DAY 12 PARIS TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Pack some macarons for the trip back home, or just, you know, keep travelling forever. (B)

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TRIP PRICE OF $1890 TRIP PRICE OF $1995 TRIP PRICE OF $2095 G = Guaranteed Departure  O = oktoberfest Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $470 TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

12 DAYS FROM

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STARTING FROM $ 158 / D AY

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Kick off your Eurotrip with a canal dinner cruise to meet the wolfpack. (D)


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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower ++ Tuscan winery experience & al fresco dinner ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

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

DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,D) (B) DAYS 5-6 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. (B) (B,D) DAYS 7-8 FLORENCE TO ROME. (B) (B) DAYS 9-10 ROME TO VENICE. (B,D) (B) DAY 11 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS, AUSTRIA. (B,D) DAYS 12-13 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,D) (B) DAY 14 PRAGUE. (B) This is a section of the 18 Day European Odyssey trip. See p.29 or visit our website.

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) ++ 13 nights 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 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) ++ 13 nights 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

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DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. DAY 2 ROME TO VENICE. (B,D) DAY 3 VENICE. (B) DAYS 4-5 VENICE TO PULA, CROATIA. (B,D) (B) DAY 6 PULA TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. (B) DAY 7 LJUBLJANA TO SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. (B) DAYS 8-9 SALZBURG TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,D) (B) DAYS 10-11 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY.(B,D) (B) DAYS 12-13 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B) (B,D) DAY 14 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B) This is a section of the 23 Day Europe Uncovered trip. See p.31 or visit our website.

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DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. Take on the Pantheon, the Colosseum and the Spanish Steps on the #bestwalkever. (D) DAY 2 ROME. Check out the smallest country in the world or just kick back with a gelato in Piazza Navona. (B)

DAY 3 ROME TO CORFU, GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Jump on the ferry in Italy, wake up in Greece and find some gyros. (B) DAY 4-6 CORFU. Home to a World Heritage-listed Old Town, a Castle and enough beaches to satisfy the biggest sun-worshipper; Corfu is base camp for the next three days. Set sail with an optional day on the open sea. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 7 CORFU TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. What happens when you paint a former communist capital in vivid colours? According to Tirana’s artist-turned mayorturned TED speaker Edi Rama, people start paying taxes and crime rates plummet. True story.(B,D) DAY 8 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. Irish writer George Bernard Shaw called this place heaven on earth. You got time to find out why. Explore the old town, grab some dinner and check out the glitzy nightlife. #itwasalwaysgoingtohappen. (B,D) DAY 9 DUBROVNIK. Grab your own slice of paradise today. Cable car to the top of Mount Srdj or check out War Photo Limited, a searing but worthwhile photojournalism experience covering just what the name says. (B) DAY 10 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Like a phoenix from the ashes, Sarajevo has rebuilt from it’s tragic past to be a buzzing, bohemian city. (B,D) DAY 11 SARAJEVO TO HVAR, CROATIA. Silent discos, golden beaches and fifty shades of blue on the horizon as we make landfall on Croatia’s most beautiful island. Tonight: dinner and the best sunset ever. (B,D)

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Gondola ride in Venice 3 nights stay in Corfu Local guide in Tirana Local guide in Dubrovnik Local guide in Florence

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DAY 12 HVAR. Motorboats run to the Pakleni islands (Google Images for some serious FOMO) every 15 minutes. Swim and chill out on the beach then find out why this is Croatia’s biggest party. (B) DAY 13 HVAR TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Jason of Argonaut fame slayed a dragon here. Count all the statues as we explore this living fairytale. (B) DAY 14 LJUBLJANA TO VENICE, ITALY. Get ready as we roll into one of the most romantic cities in Europe. (B,D) DAY 15 VENICE. Artsy walking. No, really, it’s a thing. First a walking tour and an optional gondola ride (see: singing men). Otherwise, hot foot (or Vaporetto) it to Cannaregio to hang out with the locals. (B) DAY 16 VENICE TO FLORENCE. If art is your thing you could do worse than the museum at the back of the Duomo for some off the beaten track works. (B,D) DAY 17 FLORENCE TO ROME. #sadface. We’re at the end of the road as we arrive in Rome today. (B)


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Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Stay in the Swiss & Austrian Alps Local guide in Florence Tuscan winery experience & al fresco dinner Gondola ride in Venice Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen Dinner at Hofbräuhaus, Berlin Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

17 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) 17 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

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

DAY 8 ROME. Visit the Vatican, then visit the Via del Corso, the straightest street among winding alleyways. (B)

DAY 14 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Let Dresden flash its 800-year-old history before we hit the German capital. (B,D)

DAY 9 ROME TO VENICE. Sing a romantic ballad under Juliet’s balcony in Verona. Next stop: Venice. (B,D)

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 10 VENICE. A full day in Venice. Check out St Mark’s Basilica and the nearby Bridge of Sighs. Next: jump on a gondola and ride in style. (B) DAY 11 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS, AUSTRIA. Grab your #gopro. Chase adrenaline with a skydive. (B,D) DAY 12 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Visit the former concentration camp Mauthausen. Then on to Prague for a guided tour. (B,D) DAY 13 PRAGUE. Ah Prague, so pretty. Don’t miss the quirky museums. (B)

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DAY 16 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. To Amsterdam, famous for liberal attitudes and vintage shopping. Thirty-two markets and 6,159 shops should keep you busy. (B) DAY 17 AMSTERDAM. Discover Amsterdam as you wish. 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 sad goodbyes. (B)

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DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. Meet the gang and step back in time to one of the world's oldest open-air museums on a walking tour that’ll give that bucket list a workout. DAY 2 ROME TO CORFU, GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Jump on the ferry in Italy, wake up in Greece and find some gyros. (B) DAYS 3-5 CORFU, GREECE. Home to a World Heritage-listed Old Town, a fortress, a castle and enough beaches to satisfy the biggest sunworshipper, Corfu is base camp for the next three days. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 6 CORFU TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Roll into Tirana and discover Albania’s lively capital (and arguably Europe’s quirkiest city). (B,D) DAYS 7-8 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. Gawk at all the stunning views that race past the coach window as we head up the gorgeous coast of Montenegro and make for the most famous walled city in Europe. (B,D) (B) DAY 9 DUBROVNIK TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Giddy up, we're off to Ljubljana (lyoob-lya-nah), aka the capital of Slovenia. But not before a stop at Postojna Caves. (B) DAYS 10-11 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Welcome to Budapest. A driving tour will get you down and Danube (that be the river) with the twin cities, Buda and Pest. (B,D) (B) DAY 12 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Let the Vienna Orchestra be your soundtrack as we slide into the City of Dreams. (B) DAYS 13-14 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. First, a visit to Mauthausen concentration camp for a lesson in the resilience of humanity. Then, fuel up on trdelník (pastry deliciousness) before a walking tour amongst the spires and cobblestone streets of Prague. (B,D) (B) DAYS 15-16 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Get acquainted with 800 year-old Dresden before making your beard all the more ironic in Berlin. Prep yourself

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Dinner at Hofbräuhaus, Berlin ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

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for currywurst, absinthe and more hipsters per capita than anywhere else. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 17-18 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Cheese lovers, rejoice. Next stop is Amsterdam for cheddar, clogs and all the pretty red lights. (B) (B,D) DAY 19 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Today it’s back on the ferry to ol’ Blighty to start planning your next adventure. Facebook friends? (B) This is a section of the 33 Day Discover Europe trip. See p.32 or visit our website.


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1 STOP & STAY DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Love in the air as we kick off our trip in the city of romance. Then it’s picnic time at the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. OMG your way down Champs-Élysées, sip café au laits with the locals in Le Marais and watch life go by. (B) DAY 3 PARIS. An extra day in Paree = time to cram in a few more Pinterest-worthy sights. (B) DAY 4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Cue jaw drop as we roll into the Swiss Alps today for scenery like you’ve never seen it before. (B,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS. Life’s a beach – well, a mountain pass but who’s arguing – today with laid-back village living. (B) DAY 6 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. A road trip down the mountain, then on to the red carpets and Rolexes of the Riviera. (B,D) DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Window shop those haute couture boutiques or just hang out on the beach. Roll the dice in Monaco tonight. (B) DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. First stop at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Tonight we’ll show you the A to Z of Florence. (B,D) DAY 9 FLORENCE TO ROME. Join our local guide as we show you the artsy side of Florence. Next stop, Rome. (B) DAY 10 ROME. Check out the Spanish Steps and the Roman Forum. Also: the Vatican City. (B) DAY 11 ROME TO VENICE. Stop off in Verona to check out Juliet’s balcony before arriving into Venice. (B,D) DAY 12 VENICE. A gondola ride + walking tour exploring St Mark’s Square = #bestdayever. (B) DAY 13-14 VENICE TO PULA, CROATIA. With an ancient Roman amphitheatre that doubles as a concert venue, this place is pretty rad. (B,D) (B) DAY 15 PULA TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. An eclectic mix of ancient and new makes for a bohemian vibe. Heads up: the cafe and bar scene is ah-maze! (B)

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

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DAY 17 SALZBURG TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Time for reflection at the former concentration camp Mauthausen. Next we take on Prague. (B,D)

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DAY 16 LJUBLJANA TO SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. A quick stop at stunning Lake Bled before we roll on to the home of the Sound of Music. (B)

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DAY 7 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Time for celebrity spotting and a Mediterranean chillout session. (B,D) DAY 8 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 9-10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. You’ll want full battery to capture the scenery happening outside your window today. Next stop: Engelberg. (B,D) (B) DAY 11 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Channel Romeo and Juliet and leave your message of lurrrve on the wall at Verona, before we hit The Floating City. (B,D) DAY 12 VENICE. A day to get lost in the floating (sinking) city. Check out St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the nearby Bridge of Sighs. Then jump on a gondola and do the canals in style. (B)

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TRIP CODE: EHDELL DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Paris is always a good idea. We’ll kick things off taking in the city on a driving tour, before a picnic by the Eiffel Tower. You’re finally here. (D)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO CARCASSONNE. Become a student of the grape in the red wine centre of the world. Then: the historic, walled city Carcassonne. (B)

DAY 2 PARIS. It may only sparkle at night, but it’s probably one of the world’s most famous spots. Ogle at the Eiffel Tower, then join us for a cruise or cabaret. (B)

DAY 5 CARCASSONNE TO BARCELONA, SPAIN VIA ANDORRA. Through the majestic Pyrenees mountains today with a stop in Andorra before we hit the city of Art Nouveau. (B,D)

DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. A stop in the heart of the Loire Valley before we head to Bordeaux to see what all the fuss is about (think: red). (B,D)

DAY 6 BARCELONA. Sun, Gaudí and sangrias. Check out the architecture at Park Güell, go shopping or just indulge in patatas bravas. (B)

DAY 14 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 15 ROME. A morning visit to Vatican City and the chance to see the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Then you’re free to explore. (B) DAY 16-19 ROME TO CORFU, GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Jump on the overnight ferry to the birthplace of gyros and democracy. You’ve got two nights to get down with island time. Count shades of blue and pinch yourself. Life doesn’t get any better than this. (B) (B,D) (B) (B)


DAY 21: TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. Gawk at all the stunning views that race past the coach window as we head up the gorgeous coast of Montenegro and make for the most famous walled city in Europe. (B,D) DAY 22: DUBROVNIK. Relish a cold beer on the wall as the sun sets over the Adriatic or catch the views from the turquoise water with a spot of optional sea kayaking. This is the good life. (B) DAY 23: DUBROVNIK TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Think castles, endless sunflower fields and green, rolling hills. Slovenia’s capital is a modern fairytale with a funky twist. (B) DAY 24 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Bring on the home of goulash, ruin bars and Rubik’s cube. (B,D)

DAY 25 BUDAPEST. Free day to explore. What will you choose in the twin cities of Buda and Pest?(B) DAY 26 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Bring on opera and apple strudel as we roll into the hometown of Freud. (B) DAY 27 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 28 PRAGUE. Another free day for the win. Star in your own fairytale as you take on the Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and hip cafe scene. Also: street food. (B) DAY 29 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Stop by historic Dresden on our way to Berlin. (B,D) DAY 30 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)

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Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Bordeaux winery tour & tasting Local guides in Florence, Tirana & Dubrovnik Gondola ride in Venice French Riviera perfumery experience Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen Dinner at Hofbräuhaus, Berlin Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration

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DAY 31 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. You’ll be back. (B) DAY 32 AMSTERDAM. Hit the streets like a local, and then feast Dutch-style on a farewell dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 33 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Head back to London for hugs and sad goodbyes. (B)

S TA R T

FINISH G

14

JUL

15

AUG

G

21

JUL

22

AUG

G

28

JUL

29

AUG

G

4

AUG

5

SEP

G

11

AUG

12

SEP

G

18

AUG

19

SEP

25

AUG

26

SEP

G

1

SEP

3

OCT

G

8

SEP

10

OCT

5

MAY

6

JUN

12

MAY

13

JUN

19

MAY

20

JUN

26

MAY

27

JUN

2

JUN

4

JUL

9

JUN

11

JUL

16

JUN

18

JUL

G

23

JUN

25

JUL

G

15

SEP

17

OCT

30

JUN

1

AUG

G

22

SEP

24

OCT

7

JUL

8

AUG

G

6

OCT

7

NOV

G G

G G

TRIP PRICE OF $5655

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 32 breakfasts (B), 14 dinners (D) ++ 31 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double) & 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

FINISH

7

TRIP PRICE OF $5825 TRIP PRICE OF $5995 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $1415 TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

33 DAYS FROM

5655

$

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.

STARTING FROM $ 172 / D AY

DAY 20 CORFU TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Roll into Tirana and discover Albania’s lively capital (and arguably Europe’s quirkiest city). (B,D)

PHOTO FROM LEFT (CLOCKWISE): PARIS | BARCELONA | BUDAPEST | PRAGUE | PARIS

HOTEL

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Channel your inner wanderer with our relaxed, small-group itineraries designed to explore a single region in more depth. Think: exploring sun-drench Andalusia in Spain, walking in the steps of a giant in Northern Ireland and loads of other off-the-beaten-track adventures.

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

6 DAY | THE BRITISH ISLE 36 6 DAY | ROAD TO TROY 36 7 DAY | SULTAN'S TRAIL 37 8 DAY | PRONTO FIESTA 37 8 DAY | ESPRESSO ITALIA 38 8 DAY | PRONTO ITALIA 38 8 DAY | BALKAN TRAIL 39 8 DAY | BALKAN BLITZ 39 8 DAY | PRONTO IBIZA FIESTA 40 9 DAY | CELTIC TRAIL 40 10 DAY | GREEK ISLAND HOPPER 41 12 DAY | TURKEY EXPLORED 42 13 DAY | BRAVO ITALIA 43 13 DAY | EASTERN ESCAPE 44 13 DAY | TURKISH DELIGHT 45 14 DAY | SULTAN'S SEA 45 14 DAY | SPANISH FIESTA 46 14 DAY | DISCOVER FRANCE 47 14 DAY | BRITAIN & IREL AND 48 15 DAY | BALKAN EXPLORER 49 15 DAY | SPANISH SUNSETS 50 15 DAY | BALKAN TIDES 51 15 DAY | BALKAN VOYAGER 51

• • • • • • • • • •

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

ACCOMMODATION +3 STAR HOTELS TRIP LENGTH 6-15 DAYS ROOM T YPES SINGLE/T WIN/DOUBLE


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EXPLORER

6 DAY | T H E B R I T I S H I S L E LONDON

GLASGOW

7

MEALS

2

6 DAY | R O A D T O T R O Y

COUNTRIES

FETHIYE

ISTANBUL

7

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

TRIP CODE: EXUKLG S TA R T 26

MAR

FINISH 31

MAR

9

APR

14

APR

16

APR

21

APR

23

APR

28

30

APR

7

S TA R T

FINISH

11

JUN

16

JUN

S TA R T G

30

JUL

6 9

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

FINISH 4

AUG

AUG

11

AUG

AUG

14

AUG

13

AUG

18

AUG

G

G

TRIP CODE: EXTUFI

18

JUN

23

JUN

21

JUN

26

JUN

APR

25

JUN

30

JUN

5

MAY

28

JUN

3

JUL

G

20

AUG

25

AUG

G

15

APR

20

APR

MAY

12

MAY

G

2

JUL

7

JUL

G

27

AUG

1

SEP

G

29

APR

4

MAY

14

MAY

19

MAY

G

5

JUL

10

JUL

3

SEP

8

SEP

13

MAY

18

MAY

21

MAY

26

MAY

9

JUL

14

JUL

G

10

SEP

15

SEP

G

27

MAY

1

JUN

28

MAY

2

JUN

G

16

JUL

21

JUL

G

24

SEP

29

SEP

G

10

JUN

15

JUN

4

JUN

9

JUN

G

19

JUL

24

JUL

17

JUN

22

JUN

7

JUN

12

JUN

23

JUL

28

JUL

24

JUN

29

JUN

G

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Welcome dinner in York ++ Evening ghost walk in York ++ Visit Hadrian’s Wall START MEET AT 7.30AM IN LONDON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN GLASGOW

G

G

S TA R T

DAY 6 GLASGOW. (B) This is a section of the 14 Day Britain & Ireland trip. See p.48 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $950

6

JUL

8

JUL

13

JUL

15

JUL

20

JUL

G

22

JUL

27

G

29

JUL

5

AUG

12

AUG

17

AUG

G

G

STARTING FROM $159/DAY

AUG

31

AUG

G

G

2

SEP

7

SEP

G

JUL

G

9

SEP

14

SEP

3

AUG

G

16

SEP

21

SEP

10

AUG

23

SEP

28

SEP

G

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 5 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 5 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ Smaller group size ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle ++ Sightseeing tours of all major cities ++ Experienced English-speaking guide

DAY 4 KUSADASI TO CANAKKALE.(B) DAY 5 CANAKKALE TO ISTANBUL. (B,D) DAY 6 ISTANBUL. (B) This is a section of the 12 Day Turkey Explored trip. See p.42 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $695 TRIP PRICE OF $730

Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $240

USD Per Person

AUG

26

DAY 3 KUSADASI. (B)

G = Guaranteed Departure

950

24

DAY 2 FETHIYE TO KUSADASI. (B,D)

TRIP PRICE OF $1090

$

FINISH

AUG

DAY 1 FETHIYE.

TRIP PRICE OF $1020

6 DAYS FROM

S TA R T G

19

START MEET AT 9.30AM IN FETHIYE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ISTANBUL

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

DAY 5 EDINBURGH TO GLASGOW. (B)

FINISH

JUL

++ Bathe in the thermal pools of Pamukkale ++ Entry to the ancient Greek city of Ephesus & Pergamon Acropolis ++ ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli ++ Farewell dinner in Istanbul

DAY 1 LONDON TO YORK, ENGLAND. (D)

DAY 4 EDINBURGH. (B)

S TA R T 1

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 5 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 5 nights hotel (twin or double) ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Walking tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAY 3 EDINBURGH. (B)

FINISH

TRIP PRICE OF $760

G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $210

6 DAYS FROM

695

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $116/DAY

G


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ISTANBUL

FETHIYE

9

MEALS

1

8 DAY | P R O N T O F I E S T A

COUNTRY

MADRID

VALENCIA

11

MEALS

1

EXPLORER

7 DAY | S U L T A N ' S T R A I L

COUNTRY

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

TRIP CODE: EXTUIF S TA R T 9

FINISH

APR

15

23

APR

29

APR

7

MAY

13

MAY

21

MAY

27

MAY

4

JUN

10

JUN

11

JUN

17

JUN

18

JUN

24

JUN

S TA R T

APR

25

JUN

2 9

G G

G

G

FINISH

S TA R T G

1

JUL

JUL

8

JUL

JUL

15

JUL

G

16

JUL

22

JUL

23

JUL

29

JUL

30

JUL

5

AUG

6

AUG

12

AUG

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

AUG

19

AUG

20

AUG

26

AUG

G

27

AUG

2

SEP

G

G

3

SEP

9

SEP

G

10

SEP

16

SEP

17

SEP

23

SEP

TRIP CODE: EXBOMY S TA R T

G

G

DAY 2 ISTANBUL TO ESKISEHIR. (B) DAY 3 ESKISEHIR TO CAPPADOCIA. (B,D) DAY 4 CAPPADOCIA. (B) DAY 5 CAPPADOCIA TO ANTALYA. (B) DAY 6 ANTALYA TO FETHIYE. (B,D) DAY 7 FETHIYE. (B) This is a section of the 12 Day Turkey Explored trip. See p.42 or visit our website.

FINISH

27

MAY

3

JUN

10

JUN

17

JUN

24

JUN

1

JUL

S TA R T G

++ ++ ++ ++

FINISH

1

JUL

8

JUL

8

JUL

15

JUL

15

JUL

22

JUL

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ Smaller group size ++ Air-conditioned vehicle ++ Sightseeing tours of all major cities ++ Experienced English-speaking guide

DAY 1 ISTANBUL, TURKEY. (D)

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

FINISH

13

Welcome dinner in Madrid Guided tour of Valencia Guided tour of the Alhambra Farewell dinner in Valencia

S TA R T G

FINISH

29

JUL

5

AUG

5

AUG

12

AUG

12

AUG

19

AUG

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ Smaller group size ++ Awesome Trip Leader

START MEET AT 2PM IN MADRID FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN VALENCIA

DAY 1 MADRID, SPAIN. (D) DAY 2 MADRID. (B) DAY 3 MADRID TO SEVILLE. (B,D) DAY 4 SEVILLE. (B) DAY 5 SEVILLE TO GRANADA. (B,D) DAY 6 GRANADA. (B) DAY 7 GRANADA TO VALENCIA. (B,D) DAY 8 VALENCIA. (B) This is a section of the 14 Day Spanish Fiesta trip. See p.46 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $810 TRIP PRICE OF $835

TRIP PRICE OF $1150

TRIP PRICE OF $860

TRIP PRICE OF $1215

G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $370

7 DAYS FROM

810

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $116/DAY

TRIP PRICE OF $1280

G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $290

8 DAYS FROM

1150

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $144/DAY


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EXPLORER

8 DAY | E S P R E S S O I T A L I A ROME

FLORENCE

11

MEALS

2

8 DAY | P R O N T O I T A L I A

COUNTRIES

FLORENCE

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

S TA R T

10

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

TRIP CODE: EXBIRF

ROME

TRIP CODE: EXBIFR

FINISH

S TA R T G

9

APR

16

APR

23

APR

30

APR

7

MAY

14

MAY

21

MAY

28

MAY

28

MAY

4

JUN

4

JUN

11

JUN

G

11

JUN

18

JUN

G

18

JUN

25

JUN

G

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

25

JUN

2

JUL

G

20

AUG

27

AUG

2

JUL

9

JUL

G

27

AUG

3

SEP

9

JUL

16

JUL

G

3

SEP

10

SEP

16

JUL

23

JUL

10

SEP

17

23

JUL

30

JUL

17

SEP

30

JUL

6

AUG

1

OCT

6

AUG

13

AUG

13

AUG

20

AUG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Welcome dinner in Rome ++ Tuscan winery experience & al fresco dinner ++ Local Italian guides in Assisi, Siena & Florence START MEET AT 3PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN FLORENCE

G

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T G

14

APR

21

APR

G

28

APR

5

MAY

G

12

MAY

19

MAY

SEP

26

MAY

2

JUN

24

SEP

2

JUN

9

JUN

8

OCT

9

JUN

16

JUN

G

16

JUN

23

JUN

G

23

JUN

30

JUN

G

G

S TA R T

FINISH

JUN

7

JUL

G

25

AUG

1

SEP

7

JUL

14

JUL

G

1

SEP

8

SEP

G

14

JUL

21

JUL

G

8

SEP

15

SEP

G

21

JUL

28

JUL

15

SEP

22

SEP

22

SEP

29

SEP

6

OCT

13

OCT

28

JUL

4

AUG

4

AUG

11

AUG

11

AUG

18

AUG

18

AUG

25

AUG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

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

FINISH

30

++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Train day pass for the Cinque Terre area ++ Farewell dinner in Rome ++ Local Italian guides in Florence & Lucca

G G

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ Smaller group size ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

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

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

DAY 1 FLORENCE, ITALY.

DAY 3 ROME TO SORRENTO. (B,D)

DAY 2 FLORENCE. (B)

DAY 4 SORRENTO. (B)

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

DAY 5 SORRENTO TO ASSISI. (B,D)

DAY 4 CINQUE TERRE. (B)

DAY 6 ASSISI TO FLORENCE. (B,D)

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

DAY 7 FLORENCE. (B)

DAY 6 VENICE. (B)

DAY 8 FLORENCE. (B)

DAY 7 VENICE TO ROME. (B,D) DAY 8 ROME. (B)

This is a section of the 13 Day Bravo Italia trip. See p.43 or visit our website. This is a section of the 13 Day Bravo Italia trip. See p.43 or visit our website. TRIP PRICE OF $1385 TRIP PRICE OF $1495

TRIP PRICE OF $1430

TRIP PRICE OF $1545

TRIP PRICE OF $1470

TRIP PRICE OF $1595

G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $345

8 DAYS FROM

1385

$

G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $375

8 DAYS FROM

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STARTING FROM $174/DAY

1495

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $187/DAY


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BUDAPEST

DUBROVNIK

10

MEALS

4

8 DAY | B A L K A N B L I T Z

COUNTRIES

DUBROVNIK

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

S TA R T MAY

20

MAY

27

MAY

3

JUN

10

JUN

17

JUN

24

JUN

1

JUL

1

JUL

8

JUL

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

TRIP CODE: EXBEDH

FINISH

13

9

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

TRIP CODE: EXBEHD

BUDAPEST

EXPLORER

8 DAY | B A L K A N T R A I L

S TA R T G

FINISH

8

JUL

15

JUL

15

JUL

22

JUL

G

22

JUL

29

JUL

G

29

JUL

5

AUG

5

AUG

12

AUG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Local guide in Dubrovnik & Belgrade ++ Farewell dinner in Dubrovnik ++ Welcome dinner in Budapest START MEET AT 4PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN DUBROVNIK

S TA R T G

FINISH

12

AUG

19

AUG

19

AUG

26

AUG

G

26

AUG

2

2

SEP

G

16

SEP

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T G

20

MAY

27

MAY

3

JUN

10

JUN

SEP

17

JUN

24

JUN

G

9

SEP

1

JUL

8

JUL

G

23

SEP

8

JUL

15

JUL

G

JUL

22

JUL

22

JUL

29

JUL

29

JUL

5

AUG

5

AUG

12

AUG

12

AUG

19

AUG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

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

FINISH

15

++ Visit UNESCO World Heritagelisted Plitvice Lakes National Park

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

S TA R T G

FINISH

19

AUG

26

AUG

26

AUG

2

SEP

G

2

SEP

9

SEP

9

SEP

16

SEP

G

23

SEP

30

SEP

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights 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 + Driver

DAY 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (D) DAY 2 BUDAPEST. (B) DAY 3 BUDAPEST TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. (B) DAY 4 BELGRADE. (B) DAY 5 BELGRADE TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. (B,D) DAY 6 SARAJEVO. (B) DAY 7 SARAJEVO TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. (B,D) DAY 8 DUBROVNIK. (B) This is a section of the 15 Day Balkan Explorer trip. See p.49 or visit our website.

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. DAY 2 DUBROVNIK TO BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. (B,D) DAY 3 BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. (B) DAY 4 BUDVA TO ZADAR, CROATIA. (B) DAY 5 ZADAR TO PLITVICE LAKES. (B,D) DAY 6 PLITVICE LAKES. (B) DAY 7 PLITVICE LAKES TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. (B) DAY 8 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (B) This is a section of the 15 Day Balkan Explorer trip. See p.49 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $1145 TRIP PRICE OF $1280

TRIP PRICE OF $1190

TRIP PRICE OF $1330

TRIP PRICE OF $1230

TRIP PRICE OF $1380

G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $285

8 DAYS FROM

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1145

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $144/DAY

G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $320

8 DAYS FROM

1280

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $160/DAY

G


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EXPLORER

8 DAY | P R O N T O I B I Z A F I E S T A VALENCIA

MADRID

11

MEALS

1

9 DAY | C E L T I C T R A I L

COUNTRY

BELFAST

LONDON

10

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

G

4

AUG

12

AUG

11

AUG

19

AUG

G

14

AUG

22

AUG

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

TRIP CODE: EXUKBL S TA R T

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

TRIP CODE: EXBOYM S TA R T

FINISH

2

JUN

9

JUN

16

JUN

23

JUN

30

JUN

7

JUL

S TA R T G

FINISH

7

JUL

14

JUL

14

JUL

21

JUL

21

JUL

28

JUL

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Farewell dinner in San Sebastian START MEET AT 5PM IN VALENCIA FINISH APPROXIMATELY 7PM IN MADRID

S TA R T G

FINISH

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

31

MAR

8

APR

16

JUN

24

JUN

14

APR

22

APR

23

JUN

1

JUL

21

APR

29

APR

26

JUN

4

JUL

G

S TA R T

FINISH

28

APR

6

MAY

30

JUN

8

JUL

18

AUG

26

AUG

G

5

MAY

13

MAY

3

JUL

11

JUL

G

25

AUG

2

SEP

G

12

MAY

20

MAY

G

7

JUL

15

JUL

G

1

SEP

9

SEP

G

19

MAY

27

MAY

G

10

JUL

18

JUL

8

SEP

16

SEP

26

MAY

3

JUN

14

JUL

22

JUL

G

15

SEP

23

SEP

G

4

AUG

11

AUG

2

JUN

10

JUN

G

21

JUL

29

JUL

G

29

SEP

7

OCT

G

11

AUG

18

AUG

9

JUN

17

JUN

G

24

JUL

1

AUG

18

AUG

25

AUG

12

JUN

20

JUN

28

JUL

5

AUG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Smaller group size ++ Ferry crossing to Ibiza ++ Flight from Ibiza to Barcelona ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

++ Entrance to Blarney Castle ++ The world-famous Guinness Storehouse in Dublin ++ The Cliffs of Moher ++ Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland ++ Visit Stonehenge ++ Visit historic Bath

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ Smaller group size ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Walking tours of all major cities ++ Irish Sea ferry crossing ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

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

DAY 1 VALENCIA. (D) DAY 2 VALENCIA TO IBIZA. (B) DAY 3 IBIZA. (B,D) DAY 4 IBIZA TO BARCELONA. (B,D) DAY 5 BARCELONA. (B) DAY 6 BARCELONA TO SAN SEBASTIAN. (B) DAY 7 SAN SEBASTIAN. (B,D) DAY 8 SAN SEBASTIAN TO MADRID. (B) This is a section of the 14 Day Spanish Fiesta trip. See p.46 or visit our website.

DAY 1 BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND. (D) DAY 2 BELFAST TO GALWAY, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND. (B) DAY 3 GALWAY. (B) DAY 4 GALWAY TO KILLARNEY. (B) DAY 5 KILLARNEY TO DUBLIN. (B) DAY 6 DUBLIN. (B) DAY 7 DUBLIN TO NORTH WALES, WALES. (B) DAY 8 NORTH WALES TO CARDIFF. (B,D) DAY 9 CARDIFF TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

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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)

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DAY 8 SANTORINI. Goggle at blue-domed churches, rustic windmills and the whitewashed houses that hug the rocky cliffs like feta cheese fields. You could also take a boat trip out to the volcanic crater. Then finish with a dinner overlooking the caldera. #bestdayever. (B,D) DAY 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)

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See the famous Greek islands Party on the island of Mykonos Guided tour of Athens Tours of Mykonos, Paros & Santorini

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DAY 1 ATHENS, GREECE. Cue epic adventures, crystal clear water and more gyros than you can shake an olive branch at. Round up your 300 spartans, we’re hitting town tonight.


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DAY 1 ISTANBUL, TURKEY. You could cross two continents in half an hour, but that’s before dinner. Start off with a baklava, this is going to be epic. (D)

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DAY 2 ISTANBUL TO ESKISEHIR. Nicknamed the “student’s city”, Eskisehir is a haven of liberalism in a largely conservative region. Delve in and discover this buzzing metropolis for yourself. (B) DAY 3 ESKISEHIR TO CAPPADOCIA. On to Anıtkabir to check out the mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk—the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey (entry optional). Next stop: off the beaten track in Cappadocia for a traditional dinner in a local family home. (B,D) DAY 4 CAPPADOCIA. A full day exploring the fairy chimneys of Devrent Valley. (B) DAY 5 CAPPADOCIA TO ANTALYA. Onwards south to the Mediterranean Coast as we pass Caravansary in Sultanhani, the deep blue lake in Obruk and Konya. Tonight, we rest our heads in Antalya. (B) DAY 6 ANTALYA TO FETHIYE. Locals call this place a paradise granted to earth by God. When you see the beaches, you’ll know why. Hot tip: keep your camera charged for Saklikent Gorge, Turkey’s longest and deepest canyon. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

ANZAC Cove in Gallipoli Visit Pamukkale & Hierapolis Explore Derinkuyu underground city Visit the historic site of Troy Welcome & farewell dinner in Istanbul

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

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Bathe in the thermal pools of Pamukkale ++ Entry to the ancient Greek city of Ephesus & Pergamon Acropolis START MEET AT 7PM IN ISTANBUL FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ISTANBUL

DAY 7 FETHIYE. Like most rivieras, this place doesn’t lack options to worship the sun. Cruise around the islands or check out Oludinez beach. This is the good life. (B)

DAY 10 KUSADASI TO CANAKKALE. Keep your eyes out for Brad Pitt today as we hustle our way into Troy. Before that: Bergama and the epic ruins of Acropolis. (B)

DAY 8 FETHIYE TO KUSADASI. On to the cotton castles of Pamukkale for a dip in the best natural hot tubs in Turkey. Then a tour of the ancient Roman city of Hierapolis before we roll into Kusadasi in the early evening. (B,D)

DAY 11 CANAKKALE TO ISTANBUL. On to the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli for a guided tour of one of the most significant memorial sites in Australia and New Zealand’s history. Pay your respects at the Australian Memorial at Lone Pine, the New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair, ANZAC Cove and the Turkish Memorial. Lest we forget. (B,D)

DAY 9 KUSADASI. Bring out more of your inner Indiana Jones today as we check out the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus. Built around the 10th century BC, the stunningly-preserved front façade of the Library of Celsus takes centre stage – as can you in the old amphitheatre. (B)

DAY 12 ISTANBUL. You can never have enough baklava. Eat yourself into a food coma this morning, we’re out of here after breakfast. (B)


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ROME

EXPLORER

13 DAY | B R A V O I T A L I A

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DAY 2 ROME. Check out the home of the pope, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel for a full Da Vinci Code experience. (B) DAY 3 ROME TO SORRENTO. On to Sorrento via the ancient, buried city 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 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

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Tuscan winery tour & al fresco dinner Explore Cinque Terre with a train day pass 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 hotel accommodation (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Smaller group size Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

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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)


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DAY 2 BUDAPEST. Wake up in your own version of the Grand Budapest Hotel (you have probably made the connection by now) and hit the hot springs. Just because you can. Then hit the streets to check out Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue and Heroes’ Square. (B) DAY 3 BUDAPEST TO TIMISOARA, ROMANIA. Some call it ‘Little Vienna’, we just call it epic. Don’t miss the Romanian Orthodox Cathedral – it’s a screensaver for sure. (B) DAY 4 TIMISOARA TO BUCHAREST. Now it’s time for the little sister of Paris. With credentials like that, we’re sold. This is an up-and-comer with attitude. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Visit the region of Transylvania ++ Visits to Spis Castle, Peleș Castle and Bran Castle

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

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Bran Castle ++ Peleș Castle

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DAY 5 BUCHAREST. This city wears its history on its sleeve. Or along its streets at least. See 300-year-old churches, communist-era apartments and modern glass and steel within a few steps. The Lipscani District is worth checking out, too. (B)

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DAY 6 BUCHAREST TO BRASOV. Stock up on garlic, we’re off to visit Dracula. En route to Brasov, we’re stopping at Peleș Castle for haunted vibes. Cobbled streets and turrets at our final stop make for a storybook ending. (B)

DAY 10 KRAKOW. With more bars per square metre than anywhere else in the world, thirst ain’t a thing around here. Check out the Jewish Quarter or the 13th century Wieliczka salt mines and don’t miss the Old Town and the Wawel Castle. (B)

DAY 7 BRASOV TO CLUJ-NAPOCA. Known as the ‘heart of Transylvania’, Cluj-Napoca is a cosmopolitan city with oodles of classic, European charm. Be wooed on a city walking tour, before exploring the fairytalelike, Bran Castle. (B,D)

DAY 11 KRAKOW TO ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC. Welcome to Český Krumlov, the town with more Renaissance appeal than you can poke a castle spire at. (B)

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STARTING FROM $ 132 / D AY

DAY 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Start your trip in the home of goulash, ruin bars and the Rubik’s cube. Yep, we’re talking the twin cities of Buda and Pest. (D)

DAY 8 CLUJ-NAPOCA TO KOŠICE, SLOVAKIA. Awarded the European Capital of Culture in 2013, Košice sure knows how to entertain. Take to the streets and bars of the Old Town centre and indulge in a cocktail or two. (B) DAY 9 KOŠICE TO KRAKOW, POLAND. Situated in Tatra National Park, Zakopane is an outdoor paradise. Let your nature-loving self run free as we cruise through this alpine town en route to Krakow. (B)

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

DAYS 12 ČESKÝ KRUMLOV TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. This is probably the only place you can love more than Paris. Soak up the boho vibes and check out the city on foot. (B,D) DAY 13 PRAGUE. Say goodbye to your comrades – we’re outta here after breakfast. Round two, anyone? (B)


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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Pamukkale and Hierapolis ruins visit ++ Gallipoli and Lone Pine visit ++ Sail the scenic Turkish coastline ++ Visit sunken city of Kekova START MEET AT 3PM IN FETHIYE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ISTANBUL

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) ++ 5 nights in hotel accommodation & 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin or double) ++ Modern air-conditioned coach + motorised cruising boats ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Trip Leader + Driver + Local qualified captain + crew

++ Walking tour of Istanbul ++ Mevlana Whirling Dervish Museum tour ++ Sail the scenic Turkish coastline START MEET AT 7PM IN ISTANBUL FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN FETHIYE

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hotel accommodation & 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin or double) ++ Modern air-conditioned coach + motorised cruising boats ++ Trip Leader + Driver + Local qualified Captain + crew

DAY 1 ISTANBUL, TURKEY. (D) DAY 1 FETHIYE TO TARZAN BAY. (D) DAY 2 TARZAN BAY TO ST NICHOLAS ISLAND. (B,L,D) DAY 3 ST NICHOLAS ISLAND TO KAS. (B,L,D) DAY 4 KAS TO APERLAI BAY. (B,L,D) DAY 5 APERLAI BAY TO GOKKAYA BAY. (B,L,D) DAY 6 GOKKAYA BAY TO FIRNAZ BAY. (B,L,D) DAYS 7-8 FIRNAZ BAY TO FETHIYE. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 9-10 FETHIYE TO KUSADASI. (B,D) (B) DAY 11 KUSADASI TO CANAKKALE. (B) DAYS 12-13 CANAKKALE TO ISTANBUL. (B,D) (B) This is a combination of the 8 Day Blue Lagoons and the 6 Day Road to Troy trips. Please be aware that there will be change of crew throughout the trip. Passengers may also join or leave along the way.

DAY 2 ISTANBUL TO ESKISEHIR. (B) DAY 3-4 ESKISEHIR TO CAPPADOCIA. (B,D) (B) DAY 5 CAPPADOCIA TO ANTALYA. (B) DAY 6 KONYA TO FETHIYE. (B,D) DAY 7 FETHIYE TO TARZAN BAY. (B,D) DAY 8 TARZAN BAY TO ST NICHOLAS ISLAND. (B,L,D) DAY 9 ST NICHOLAS TO KAS. (B,L,D) DAY 10 KAS TO APERLAI BAY. (B,L,D) DAY 11 APERLAI BAY TO GOKKAYA BAY. (B,L,D) DAY 12 GOKKAYA BAY TO FIRNAZ BAY. (B,L,D) DAY 13- 14 FIRNAZ BAY TO FETHIYE. (B,L,D) (B) This is a combination of the 8 Day Blue Lagoons and the 7 Day Sultan’s Trail trips. Please be aware that there will be change of crew throughout the trip. Passengers may also join or leave along the way.

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14 DAY | S P A N I S H F I E S T A MADRID

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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) 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) DAY 3 MADRID TO SEVILLE. Off to Seville, the city that was supposedly founded by Hercules 3000 years ago. But first: Toledo, the old Spanish capital to tick off another UNESCO World Heritage site. (B,D) DAY 4 SEVILLE. Your day, your way. Wander the streets or crane your neck through the corridors of Alcázar. Tonight is all about small bites – Seville’s tapas is famous for a reason. (B) DAY 5 SEVILLE TO GRANADA. Pit stop in Cordoba for a dose of Islamic culture. Granada next. Get your bearings on a walking tour before cutting loose in the young university town. (B,D) DAY 6 GRANADA. Cross off one of the world’s ‘mustdo before you die sights’ with a visit to Alhambra today, a place so gorgeous, poets have been describing it for centuries. (B) DAY 7 GRANADA TO VALENCIA. Off to Valencia for a tour of the Old Quarter. This is also the home of paella so hunt some down while you have the chance. Then dinner. (B,D) DAY 8-9 VALENCIA TO IBIZA. From beach parties to boat parties, this island is a living legend for a reason. Also home to epic sunsets, tapas and a number of World Heritage sites. Eat, sleep, rave, repeat. (B) (B,D) DAY 10 IBIZA TO BARCELONA. Swap your flip flops for flamenco shoes as we fly back to the mainland. Get your fill of Art Nouveau on a driving tour, feast and gear up for Spain’s most notorious nightlife scene. (B,D) DAY 11 BARCELONA. Pull on your favourite Barça shirt and get your Gaudí fix. La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and Park Güell. They’re all here. Finish off the

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Guided tour of the Alhambra ++ Welcome dinner in Madrid ++ Farewell dinner in San Sebastian

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

13 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) 13 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double) Smaller group size Ferry crossing to Ibiza Flight from Ibiza to Barcelona Awesome Trip Leader

OPTIONALS ++ Flamenco show ++ Bike tour of Barcelona START MEET AT 2PM IN MADRID FINISH APPROXIMATELY 7PM IN MADRID

day with the sounds and movements of flamenco and Spanish guitar. (B)

DAY 12 BARCELONA TO SAN SEBASTIAN. More drool-worthy food and Instagrammable beaches await in San Sebastian. Splurge at one of the city’s many Michelin-starred joints or get acquainted with pintxos, your new favourite bar snack. (B) DAY 13 SAN SEBASTIAN. Beach day for the win. Catch some waves on Playa de la Gros or tan like a millionaire at Playa de la Ondarreta. But don’t miss the Old Town for some local vibes. Tonight’s our farewell dinner with the crew so prepare for teary goodbyes. (B,D) DAY 14 SAN SEBASTIAN TO MADRID. Swap contact details with your amigos as we say farewell to San Sebastian before our drive to Madrid. (B)


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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Château de Chambord visit ++ Lake Annecy cruise

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY DAY 1 PARIS, FRANCE. Pinch yourself and Instagram your first selfie. Your friends will secretly hate you, but you have other things on your mind as we show you the bright lights of Paris, before an #epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. You know that big list you have? Today you’ll be ticking it off like nobody’s business. Hang out with the local creatives along the river and check out the Notre Dame, before finishing off with an optional cabaret show in the Latin quarter. (B) DAY 3 PARIS. Take three. Grab your trainers and head for the sights, or just shop until you drop at ChampsÉlysées.There’s no such thing as a bad day in Paris. (B) DAY 4 PARIS TO BAYEUX. Duty calls today as we head to the D-Day beaches of Normandy. But first, a stop in Camembert for a cheese-out of epic proportions. (B) DAY 5 BAYEUX TO LOIRE VALLEY. Next up is the World Heritage-listed island commune Mont StMichel, dating back to 800AD. Then more castle vibes as we head to the Loire Valley for an overnight stay in a French château. (B,D) DAY 6 LOIRE VALLEY TO BORDEAUX. Kick off the day at the #epic Château de Chambord before we hit the Cognac region on our way to the vineyards of Bordeaux. (B,D) DAY 7 BORDEAUX. Become a student of the grape in the hilltop town Saint Émilion, the red wine epicentre of Bordeaux. With more than 9,000 wine producers in the region, odds are you’ll stumble across some of the best drops on the continent. (B) DAY 8 BORDEAUX TO CARCASSONNE. On to the fortified fairytale city Carcassonne today for a history tour. Yep, it’s a board game too. (B) DAY 9 CARCASSONNE TO FRENCH RIVIERA. Check out the ancient Roman Pont du Gard aqueduct before we hang with the high rollers in Cote d’Azur. (B,D) DAY 10 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Window shop those haute couture boutiques or just hang out on the beach. You call the shots today. Polish those shoes—we’re off to the casinos of Monaco tonight. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Visit UNESCO Heritage Site Mont St Michel Wine tasting in Bordeaux Camembert Museum & tasting French Riviera perfumery experience Stay in a French château Visit the Pont du Gard

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START MEET AT 5PM IN PARIS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN PARIS

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DAY 12 ANNECY. Life here centres around the outdoors for a reason. Lake Annecy is the purest lake in Europe and sports the same turquoise waters you thought you left at the Riviera. Also: Mont Blanc and the best cheese fondue ever. That’s lunch sorted. Later: a chance to cruise the lake for a perspective with #nofilter. (B) DAY 13 ANNECY TO LYON. Next stop: the culinary capital of France. Three dishes to tick off your list today: Rosette de Lyon, quenelle and marron glacé. (B,D) DAY 14 LYON TO PARIS. The trip might be over, but you’re in Paris. Again. Grab a last macaron and plan your next adventure. (B)

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DAY 11 FRENCH RIVIERA TO ANNECY. Start off your day in Avignon, the former home of the popes. Then more OMG scenery as we head to the epic lakeside village Annecy on the edge of the French Alps. Tick off Palais de l’Île, Château d’Annecy and all the local hotspots this afternoon. (B)

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PARIS

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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 then onto Derry. Next up: Galway for a vibrant culture and bohemian vibes. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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

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

13 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 13 nights 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

START MEET AT 7.30AM IN LONDON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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 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)

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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 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)

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DAY 1 LONDON TO YORK, ENGLAND. Start with Oxford, and then Stratford-upon-Avon. Do we need to mention Shakespeare? Finally: York. A walled town with a cathedral we like to call #EnglandSagrada. (D)

2540

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 11 DUBLIN. Get your bearings and some great shots on a walking tour. Then take in the view of the city from Guinness’ Skybar. (B)

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)


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

DAYSTOP STOP DAY

STOP&&STAY STAY 1 1 STOP

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, VIA MOSTAR. On to the home of King’s Landing and the 101 Dalmatians. With more intangible World Heritage items than anywhere else in Europe, you guessed right, it’s pretty spesh. Explore the city with a local guide before we cut loose to do that other thing Croatia rocks at: beaches. (B,D) (B) DAYS 9-10 DUBROVNIK TO BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. Hug the Dalmatian coastline south as we head to Kotor and Budva. Bring on multi-million dollar yachts, cobblestone streets and the best nightlife in Montenegro.(B,D) (B) 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) 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 palacsinta (hit up Google). Your trip may end here, but that doesn’t mean the eating has to stop. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park ++ Local guides in Belgrade & Dubrovnik ++ Welcome dinner in Budapest

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

14 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 14 nights 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

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik ++ Sarajevo tunnel tour

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START MEET AT 4PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN BUDAPEST

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STARTING FROM $ 153 / D AY

DAYS 1-2 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Flowery beards have yet to catch on, but the hipsters here have converted old ruins into chic little bars. Pretty cool stuff. Also: the epic hot springs at the Gellért Baths, St Stephen’s Basilica and the Rubik’s cube. (D) (B)


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DAY 1 MADRID. 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) DAY 2 MADRID. Oh Madrid you pretty thing. Don’t miss the Prado Museum and the home of Real Madrid FC. (B) DAY 3 MADRID. to Seville Roll onto Seville, the city that was supposedly founded by Hercules 3000 years ago. (B,D) DAYS 4 SEVILLE. Your day, your way. Wander the corridors of the Alcázar. Tonight is all about small bites – Seville’s tapas is famous for a reason. (B) DAY 5 SEVILLE. to Granada Pit stop in Cordoba for a dose of Islamic culture. Granada next. Get your bearings on a walking tour. (B,D) DAYS 6 GRANADA. Cross off one of the world’s ‘mustdo before you die sights’ with a visit to the Alhambra. (B)

DAY 7 GRANADA TO VALENCIA. Off to the home of paella so hunt some down while you have the chance. (B,D) DAY 8 VALENCIA TO IBIZA. From beach parties to boat parties, this island is a living legend for a reason. (B) DAY 9 IBIZA TO FORMENTERA. Ready. Set. Sail. Today we jump onboard. Home to epic sunsets, grab that camera and get snapping. (B,AT)

STARTING FROM $ 149 / D AY

DAY 10 FORMENTERA. Para-para-paradise! (B,L) DAY 11 FORMENTERA TO LES SALINAS BAY. Set sail for emerald waters and epic grottos. Cue beachy vibes, fresh grub and hidden coves. Tonight: local restaurants and a nightlife that’s famous for a reason. (B,L) DAY 12 LES SALINAS BAY TO CALA JONDAL. Don your finest threads, glitzy Cala Jondal is next. Make like the Vengaboys at the island’s best beach club. (B,L)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Guided Tour of Alhambra ++ Madrid city driving tour ++ Swim the blue waters of Spain

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ + 14 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D), 1 afternoon tea (AT) ++ 8 nights in hotels & 6 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin or double below deck) ++ Modern air-conditioned coach + motorised sailing yacht ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Skipper START MEET AT 2PM IN MADRID. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN SAN ANTONIO.

DAY 13 CALA JONDAL TO CALA D’HORT. Check out Es Vedra - rumoured as one of the world’s most magnetic points, you’ll literally feel its beauty as we catch Ibizas’ best sunset from Cala D’Hort tonight. (B,L) DAY 14 CALA D’HORT TO SAN ANTONIO. Beach hop along the Ibizan coast and choose your fave. San Antonio next for one last rowdy night out. Hit up the West End before letting the sea rock you to sleep. (B,L) DAY 15 SAN ANTONIO. Say our goodbyes from San Antonio. Swap numbers and plan the next adventure. (B) This is a combination of the 8 day Pronto Fiesta and the 7 day Island Sunchaser trips. Please be aware that there will be change of crew throughout the trip. Passengers may also join or leave along the way.


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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Local guide in Dubrovnik ++ Visit the Old Town of Korcula START MEET AT 4PM IN BUDAPEST. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN DUBROVNIK.

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 14 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) 4 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in an ensuite cabin (twin or double), 7 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ Modern air-conditioned coach + Croatian sailboat ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Local Captain & Crew

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++ Local guide in Dubrovnik ++ Visit UNESCO World Heritagelisted Plitvice Lakes National Park ++ Sail the scenic Croatian Coastline START MEET AT 11AM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN BUDAPEST

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 14 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin or double), 7 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double below deck) ++ Modern air-conditioned coach + Croatian sailboat ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Local Captain + Crew

DAYS 1-2 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 BUDAPEST TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. (B) (B)

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK TO MLJET, CROATIA. (L)

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

DAY 2 MLJET TO MAKARSKA. (B,L,D)

DAYS 7-8 SARAJEVO TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. (B,D) (B,L)

DAY 3 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. (B,L)

DAY 9 DUBROVNIK TO MLJET. (B,L)

DAY 4 SPLIT TO HVAR. (B,L)

DAY 10 MLJET TO MAKARSKA. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 HVAR TO KORCULA. (B,L)

DAY 11 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. (B,L)

DAY 6 KORCULA TO TRESTENIK. (B,L)

DAY 12 SPLIT TO HVAR. (B,L)

DAY 7-8 TRESTENIK TO DUBROVNIK. (B,L) (B)

DAY 13 HVAR TO KORCULA.(B,L)

DAYS 9-10 DUBROVNIK TO BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. (B,D) (B)

DAY 14 KORCULA TO TRESTENIK. (B,L)

DAY 11 BUDVA TO ZADAR, CROATIA. (B)

DAY 15 TRESTENIK TO DUBROVNIK. (B)

DAYS 12-14 ZADAR TO PLITVICE LAKES. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 15 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (B)

This is a combination of the 8 day Balkan Trail and the 8 day Dubrovnik Dreams trips. Please be aware that there will be change of crew throughout the trip. Passengers may also join or leave along the way.

This is a combination of the 8 day Dubrovnik Dreams and the 8 day Balkan Blitz trips. Please be aware that there will be change of crew throughout the trip. Passengers may also join or leave along the way.

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GENERATOR HOSTEL, PARIS, FRANCE


Get the most out of your Topdeck trip, without breaking the bank. Enjoy modern, multi-share hostel rooms and bungalows with like-minded explorers, with plenty of hotel upgrades to boot. Our most social trip style, Hostel Plus is perfect for fun-seeking travellers who are looking for a taste of adventure.

DAYS | TRIP NAME

7 DAY | BOHEMIAN TRAIL 8 DAY | VODKA & CAVIAR 8 DAY | PORTUGAL SURFARI 9 DAY | TOWER TO TAPAS 9 DAY | BOULEVARDS TO BEACHES 9 DAY | WESTERN SPIRIT 9 DAY | NORTHERN SPRINT 10 DAY | SCANDI EXPRESS 10 DAY | EUROPEAN ESCAPE 10 DAY | TRAIL OF COLUMBUS 11 DAY | THE MED RUNNER 11 DAY | EUROPE EXPRESS 13 DAY | THE FRENCH CONNECTION 13 DAY | ROMAN CHARIOT 14 DAY | EASTERN EXPOSURE 14 DAY | EASTERN WANDERER 14 DAY | EUROPEAN W ONDER 14 DAY | IBERIAN COAST 15 DAY | EAST MEETS WEST 15 DAY | SCENIC SCANDI 15 DAY | CL ASSIC EUROPE 16 DAY | GAUDI & GLITZ 16 DAY | EASTERN EXPRESS 16 DAY | EASTERN SPIRIT 16 DAY | RUSSIAN REVEL ATIONS 17 DAY | THE GREAT EASTERN 17 DAY | EUROPEAN PATHWAY 17 DAY | THE COASTAL ROAM 19 DAY | EUROPEAN HORIZONS 20 DAY | EUROPEAN GETAWAY 20 DAY | ADRIATIC ADVENTURE 21 DAY | IBERIAN VOYAGER 21 DAY | EASTERN LINK 22 DAY | TIMELESS TRAIL 22 DAY | EASTERN ESCAPADES 22 DAY | NORTHERN EXPOSURE 23 DAY | RUSSIA SCANDI 24 DAY | EASTERN EXPLORE 24 DAY | ROAD TO ATHENS 24 DAY | SPIRIT OF EUROPE 25 DAY | SUMMER COMPASS 27 DAY | CLEOPATRA'S JEWEL 27 DAY | SUMMER FUN & SAILING 28 DAY | GRAND EUROPEAN 29 DAY | OCEANIC EMPIRES 30 DAY | EASTERN ADVENTURE 30 DAY | PHARAOH'S ESCAPE 35 DAY | IMPERIAL TRAIL 37 DAY | EUROPEAN PIONEER 37 DAY | RED STAR SPECIAL 49 DAY | MEGA EUROPEAN - EGYPT 49 DAY | MEGA EUROPEAN - GREECE

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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.

ACCOMMODATION HOSTELS/BUNGALOWS/HOTELS TRIP LENGTH 7-49 DAYS ROOM T YPES MULTI-SHARE


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1 STOP & STAY

LONDON

9

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ST PETERSBURG

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27

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration ++ Walking tour of Prague ++ Guided tour of Berlin START MEET AT 5PM IN PRAGUE. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON.

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18

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24

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25

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31

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28

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12

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26

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9

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TRIP PRICE OF $830

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29

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5

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5

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12

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12

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19

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11

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11

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26

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31

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21

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

6 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 6 nights in hostels English Channel ferry crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

++ Russian guide for 8 days through Russia ++ Visit to Lenin's tomb ++ Entrance to the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg ++ Metro & Kremlin tours in Moscow ++ Russian folklore show in St Petersburg

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights hotels ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver START MEET AT 6PM IN ST PETERSBURG FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN MOSCOW

DAY 1 ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. (D) DAY 2 ST PETERSBURG. (B,D) DAY 3 ST PETERSBURG. (B) DAY 4 ST PETERSBURG TO NOVGOROD. (B,L,D) DAY 5 NOVGOROD TO MOSCOW. (B,L,D) DAY 6 MOSCOW. (B,D) DAY 7 MOSCOW. (B) DAY 8 MOSCOW. (B) This is a section of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.106 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $895

TRIP PRICE OF $1395 TRIP PRICE OF $1445

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

STARTING FROM $119/DAY

FINISH

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19

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USD Per Person

S TA R T

JUL

TRIP PRICE OF $865

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26

MORE INCLUSIONS

This is a section of the 20 Day European Getaway trip. See p.76 or visit our website.

830

MEALS

TRIP CODE: EERSSM G

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DAYS 1-2 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) (B) DAYS 5-6 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. (B) (B,D) DAY 7 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

$

13

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: EEFDPL S TA R T

MOSCOW

TRIP PRICE OF $1495

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

8 DAYS FROM

1395

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $175/DAY

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LISBON

13

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

PHOTO: ERICEIRA, PORTUGAL

LISBON

HOSTEL PLUS

8 DAY | P O R T U G A L S U R F A R I

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 2 LISBON TO LAGOS. Bye for now Lisbon and onwards to Lagos. Beaches galore - but first we tackle the cobbled backstreets. Top tip: look out for a handful of all-you-can-eat sushi places hiding in the streets of Lagos. We love local cuisine, but all-you-caneat? #winning (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. Check into Ericeira, home to the only surfing reserve in Europe. Set up at the surf camp before we launch into all things mind, body and soul over the next few days. Some say the name Ericeira refers to sea urchins. Others say hedgehog. It may be lost in translation but no doubt deserves some exploring. (B,D) DAY 5 ERICEIRA. First time surfer? No stress. Kick off the day with an included lesson to get acquainted with the lingo, skills and then off you go. Later, take savasana 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?). (B,L,D) DAY 7 ERICEIRA TO LISBON. Back to the heart and soul of Portugal, we meet again with Lisbon. Don’t forget to discover the true meaning of a seafood feast with the Lisboêtas. (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)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Guided tour of Lisbon ++ Surf lessons ++ Yoga lesson

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

TRIP CODE: EEPSXX S TA R T

FINISH

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FINISH

22

APR

29

APR

8

JUL

15

JUL

13

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20

MAY

5

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12

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27

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3

JUN

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9

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10

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1

JUL

23

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30

SEP

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

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

DAY STOP

TRIP PRICE OF $1095 TRIP PRICE OF $1270 TRIP PRICE OF $1450 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

8 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 too awesome to miss out.

STARTING FROM $ 137 / D AY

DAY 1 LISBON, PORTUGAL. Pocket a Portuguese tart and get to know your soon-to-be surfari mates. Get friendly with the capital city on foot and keep an eye out for all things Portuguese. (D)


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9 DAY | T O W E R T O T A P A S LONDON

MADRID

12

MEALS

2

9 DAY | B O U L E V A R D S T O B E A C H E S

COUNTRIES

LONDON

1 STOP & STAY

BARCELONA

15

MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: EEEDLB S TA R T

1 STOP & STAY

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TRIP CODE: EESCLM S TA R T

FINISH

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15

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2

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10

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21

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29

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25

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23

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 1 lunches (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotels & 6 nights in hostels ++ 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. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. (B,L) DAY 4 BORDEAUX. (B) DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN. (B,D) DAY 6 SAN SEBASTIAN. (B) DAY 7 SAN SEBASTIAN TO MADRID. (B,D) DAY 8 MADRID. (B) DAY 9 MADRID. (B) This is a section of the 25 Day Summer Compass trip. See p.92 or visit our website.

++ Paris city driving tour ++ Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower ++ Visit the Pont du Gard MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BARCELONA START

This is a section of the 27 Day European Pioneer trip. See p.104 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $1230

TRIP PRICE OF $1140

TRIP PRICE OF $1255

TRIP PRICE OF $1180

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

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 ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver On-Site Chef

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D) DAY 2 PARIS. (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B) (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS. (B,L,D) DAY 6 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. (B,L) DAY 7 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. (B,D) DAY 8 BARCELONA. (B) DAY 9 BARCELONA. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF $1095

STARTING FROM $122/DAY

G

FINISH

JUL

JUL

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

USD Per Person

G

S TA R T 19

AUG

START

1095

FINISH

14

13

++ Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower ++ Madrid city driving tour ++ Wine tasting in Bordeaux

$

S TA R T G

30

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

9 DAYS FROM

FINISH

12

TRIP PRICE OF $1275

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

9 DAYS FROM

1230

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $137/DAY

G

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ROME

15

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

PHOTO: ROME, ITALY

LONDON

HOSTEL PLUS

9 DAY | W E S T E R N S P I R I T

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Traditional cabaret show in Paris ++ Jungfrau excursion in the Swiss Alps

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 2 PARIS. A free day for pastry hopping and exploration. Ogle at the views from the hills of Montmartre or window shop ‘til your heart’s content in the trendy Le Marais district. Then: experience the razzle dazzle of an optional cabaret show or view the city from the water on an optional Seine river cruise. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Set your cuckoo clock to mountain time as we head into the Swiss Alps. Think: storybook-like peaks, picturesque scenery and more Toblerone than you can poke...well, a Toblerone bar at. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Wake up, refuel and initiate the world’s best snowball fight as you embark on an optional excursion to ‘The Top Of Europe’ aka the mighty Jungfrau. That, or muster up the courage to jump out of a plane (optional skydiving, anyone?). All before stuffing your pie hole with, All. The. Fondue. (B,L,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 5 nights in hostels & 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chefs START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

TRIP PRICE OF $1195

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. 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) DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Indulge your senses at a French Riviera perfume factory, before rolling into Pisa for THAT photo. Next stop, Florence, which is Italian for ‘food coma’. Also: artsy stuff from Raphael, Michelangelo and Da Vinci. (B,D) DAY 8 FLORENCE TO ROME. Learn the art of leather making by the pros in Florence, before we head down to Rome for cappuccinos and ancient selfies. A comprehensive walking tour = all the greats in one hit. (B) DAY 9 ROME. Vatican City is first up with an optional visit to the Sistine Chapel. After that, the city is yours. Until next time, Topdeckers! (B)

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

TRIP PRICE OF $1295 TRIP PRICE OF $1395 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

9 DAYS FROM

$

1195

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 STOP

TRIP CODE: EECELR S TA R T

FINISH

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28

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STARTING FROM $ 133 / D AY

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Oh, Paris. After a quick jump across the English Channel, we’ll hit the road for a tour of the City of Love. Oh, and did we mention the #epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower? Bon appetit. (D)


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9 DAY | N O R T H E R N S P R I N T ROME

LONDON

15

MEALS

4

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COUNTRIES

BERLIN

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice ++ Amsterdam city walking tour ++ Rome city walking tour START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 5 nights in hostels, 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver On-Road Chef

FINISH

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DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: EESCRL S TA R T

OSLO

++ Welcome dinner in Berlin

START MEET AT 3PM IN BERLIN FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN OSLO

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hostels & 2 nights in cabins at campsites ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver On-Road Chef

DAY 1 ROME. (D) DAYS 2-3 ROME TO VENICE. (B,D) (B,D) DAYS 4-5 VENICE TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,L,D) (B,L) DAY 6 SWISS ALPS TO LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG. (B) DAYS 7-8 LUXEMBOURG CITY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B) (B,D) DAY 9 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

DAYS 1-2 BERLIN, GERMANY. (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 5-7 COPENHAGEN TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAYS 8-9 STOCKHOLM TO OSLO, NORWAY. (B,L,D) (B,L) DAY 10 OSLO. (B)

This is a section of the 25 Day Summer Compass trip. See p.92 or visit our website.

This is a section of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.106 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $1125

TRIP PRICE OF $1150

TRIP PRICE OF $1160

TRIP PRICE OF $1225

TRIP PRICE OF $1195

TRIP PRICE OF $1295

G = Guaranteed Departure

G = Guaranteed Departure

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

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

9 DAYS FROM

1125

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $125/DAY

10 DAYS FROM

1150

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $115/DAY

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LONDON

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4

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LISBON

BARCELONA

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration ++ Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice ++ Visit former concentration camp Dachau START MEET AT 6PM IN VENICE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hostels & 2 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver On-Site Chef

DAYS 1-2 VENICE, ITALY. (D) (B,D) DAY 3 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. (B,L) DAYS 4 MUNICH TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,D) DAY 5 PRAGUE. (B) DAY 6 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) DAY 7 BERLIN. (B) DAYS 8-9 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B) (B,D) DAY 10 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

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++ Port winery tour & tasting ++ Visit UNESCO Heritage listed city Porto ++ Farewell dinner in Barcelona START MEET AT 6PM IN LISBON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BARCELONA

TRIP PRICE OF $1120 TRIP PRICE OF $1185

G = Guaranteed Departure

TRIP PRICE OF $1270

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

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TRIP PRICE OF $1195

10 DAYS FROM

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $113/DAY

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hostels ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver On-Road Chef

This is a section of the 21 Day Iberian Voyager trip. See p.80 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $1130

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

FINISH

AUG

DAY 1 LISBON, PORTUGAL. (D) DAY 2 LISBON. (B) DAY 3 LISBON TO PORTO. (B,D) DAY 4 PORTO. (B) DAY 5 PORTO TO MADRID, SPAIN. (B) DAY 6 MADRID. (B) DAY 7 MADRID TO SAN SEBASTIAN. (B,D) DAY 8 SAN SEBASTIAN. (B) DAY 9 SAN SEBASTIAN TO BARCELONA. (B,D) DAY 10 BARCELONA. (B)

This is a section of the 27 Day Summer Fun & Sailing trip. See p.96 or visit our website.

G = Guaranteed Departure  O = oktoberfest

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10 DAYS FROM

1120

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $112/DAY

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11 DAY | T H E M E D R U N N E R ROME

13

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PHOTO: BARCELONA, SPAIN

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TRIP PRICE OF $1270 TRIP PRICE OF $1295 TRIP PRICE OF $1310 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

11 DAYS FROM

$

1270

USD PER PERSON

STARTING FROM $ 116 / D AY

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 MADRID. Shake hands with Madrid and meet your group this evening. Take a siesta if needed you're on Madrid time and the Spaniards love a late night sesh. (D) DAY 2 MADRID. Slurp a cup of café con leche from the Plaza Major while you hot foot it around trendy Madrid. Navigate the gothic backstreets and spot some groovy Spaniards. When you’re done for the day, kick back in the Botanical Gardens. (B) DAY 3 MADRID TO VALENCIA. We leave Madrid, and sample some Modernista architecture in Valencia and local dishes. Speaking of which, the Spaniards have battled the right to paella ownership for years between regions. Tensions are high, but the dish is ah-mazing. (B) DAY 4 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Sangria-it-up and find your flamenco feet with an optional show in Barcelona. Next, we let loose into the city. Shall we dance? (B,D) DAY 5 BARCELONA. Check in with Antonio Gaudi and run around Barca in search of Park Güell or the La Sagrada Familia. At night, get friendly with La Ramblas. Listen out for the sounds of the Spanish guitar floating through the streets. (B) DAY 6 BARCELONA TO MARSEILLE, FRANCE. Oh hey Marseille! Back at it again with the French border. Get your bearings with an included walking tour. (B) DAY 7 MARSEILLE. It’s maritime heaven in the Vieux Port - mast-to-mast with yachts for the sailing fans out there. Keep an eye out for that famous striped Cathédrale de la Major. (B) DAY 8 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Time to see that famous leaning tower en route to Florence. Lean on each other and snap a tourist-y shot. (B,D) DAY 9 FLORENCE. Rumour has it, there’s a nude dude in the centre of town - the one and only Michaelangelo’s David. Grab a gelato and say hey. (B) DAY 10 FLORENCE TO ROME. Enter Rome and prepare yourself for the ultimate walking tour. Cue major sights to be ticked on the bucket list. Here, it’s

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Visit to Pont du Gard

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

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona START MEET AT 6PM IN MADRID FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

all about the on-foot and getting-lost vibes. Top tip: Trastevere. Just go. (B)

DAYS 11 ROME. It’s time to say goodbye. Ciao for now and down that last espresso. (B) This is a section of the 25 Day Summer Compass. See pg.92 or visit our website.


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PHOTO: VENICE, ITALY

LONDON

HOSTEL PLUS

11 DAY | E U R O P E E X P R E S S

DAY 2 PARIS. You know that big list you have? Today you’ll be ticking like nobody’s business. Hang out with the local creatives along the Seine, visit the Notre Dame, or wander down the Champs-Élysées. Tonight, we’ll finish with an optional cabaret show in the Latin quarter. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Plaster your face (and camera) to the window and enjoy the nature slideshow as we make our way into Switzerland. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Don’t miss the summit of Jungfrau mountain today – home of Europe’s highest rail station (and epic views). (B,L) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. To Venice, an engineering masterpiece made up of 118 small islands linked together by a series of bridges. (B,D) DAY 6 VENICE. There are two ways to really see Venice and today we'll do both. Check out Accademia Bridge and St Mark’s Square on foot and finish off with a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal. Also: today is the day you could tick that gondola ride off your bucket list. (B,D) DAY 7 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. This is the home of Oktoberfest so you know what to do. Grab a stein and a traditional pork knuckle at one of Munich’s famous beer halls. Prost! (B,L) DAY 8 MUNICH TO RHINE VALLEY. Sober reflection to start the day as we visit Dachau. Time for medieval castles, vineyards and majestic views in the Rhine Valley. (B,D) DAY 9 RHINE VALLEY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Artsy-as Amsterdam beckons with its funky coffee shops, busy canals and millions of bicycles. Expect windmills, tulips, cheese and clogs. (B) DAY 10 AMSTERDAM. Hit the streets like a local exploring the city by bike then dance to the beat of

11 STOP STOP && STAY STAY

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Stay in the Rhine Valley castle region Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Visit former concentration camp Dachau

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 10 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hostels & 4 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chefs

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Skydiving in the Swiss Alps ++ Rhine Valley river cruise START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY DAY STOP STOP

TRIP CODE: EENDLL S TA R T

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14

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24

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5

MAY

15

MAY

19

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29

2

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TRIP PRICE OF $1395 TRIP PRICE OF $1495 TRIP PRICE OF $1535 G = Guaranteed Departure  O = oktoberfest Price based on USD Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

11 DAYS FROM

1395

$

your own drum for the rest of the day. Cue sad faces tonight as we round up with a farewell dinner canal cruise. (B,D)

USD PER PERSON

DAY 11 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Back to London today, so swap contacts with your new BFFs before we drop you off in the evening. (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 so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

STARTING FROM $ 127 / D AY

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Cross the English Channel on our way to Pah-ree to kick things off with a tour of the city, before our #epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D)


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13 DAY | T H E F R E N C H C O N N E C T I O N LONDON

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Paris city driving tour ++ Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN VENICE START

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This is a section of the 20 Day European Getaway trip. See p.76 or visit our website.

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++ Paris city driving tour ++ Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Visit the Pont du Gard MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ROME START

MORE INCLUSIONS

DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. (B,L) DAYS 6-7 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. (B,D) (B) DAYS 8-9 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. (B) (B) DAYS 10-11 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. (B,D) (B) DAY 12 FLORENCE TO ROME. (B) DAY 13 ROME. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF $1695

TRIP PRICE OF $1695

TRIP PRICE OF $1795

TRIP PRICE OF $1790

G = Guaranteed Departure

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$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $124/DAY

G

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

This is a section of the 28 Day Grand European trip. See p.98 or visit our website.

13 DAYS FROM

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TRIP PRICE OF $1610

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

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotels, 4 nights in hostels & 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel ferry crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAYS 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE. (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,L,D) (B,L) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. (B) DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. (B) DAYS 7-8 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. (B,D) (B) DAY 9 FLORENCE TO ROME. (B,D) DAY 10 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B) DAY 11-13 ROME TO VENICE. (B,D) (B,D) (B)

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13 DAYS FROM

1695

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USD Per Person

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++ Local guide in Dubrovnik ++ Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

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++ Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice ++ Pag Island getaway ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen ++ Visit Lake Bled in Slovenia START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BERLIN

This is a section of the 28 Day Grand European trip. See p.98 or visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $1720

TRIP PRICE OF $1620

TRIP PRICE OF $1790

14 DAYS FROM

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $109/DAY

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in hostels, 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites & 2 nights in an Austrian Gasthof ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chef

DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. (D) DAYS 2-3 ROME TO VENICE. (B,D) (B,D) DAYS 4-6 VENICE TO PAG ISLAND, CROATIA, VIA POSTOJNA CAVES, SLOVENIA. (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAY 7 PAG ISLAND TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. (B) DAYS 8-9 LJUBLJANA TO AUSTRIAN ALPS, AUSTRIA. (B,D) (B,L) DAYS 10-11 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 12-13 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) (B) DAY 14 BERLIN. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF $1650

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

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TRIP PRICE OF $1720

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This is a section of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. See p.104 or visit our website.

G = Guaranteed Departure

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) ++ 3 nights hotel upgrade & 10 nights in hostels ++ 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 DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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14 DAYS FROM

1650

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USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $118/DAY

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PHOTO: SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND

LONDON

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Bonjour! Kick things off with a city tour and an #epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D)

TRIP CODE: EEEWLL S TA R T

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DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Practice your yodeling today as we head to our alpine valley getaway at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Lauterbrunnen means “many springs” and after you finish counting the waterfalls you’ll have an idea why. Head to Europe’s highest railway station or hit the mountain bike trails today. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Grab THAT shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa then straight off to Tuscany to eat, sleep, repeat in the foodie capital of the world. (B,L,D) DAY 6 FLORENCE TO ROME. This city is more than food, wine and gluttony, it’s also home to a third of the world’s art treasures. See it all with a local guide. Then to Rome to work off those calories on a walking tour. (B,D)

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DAY 2 PARIS. Start your day with the usual suspects: The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées and Notre Dame Cathedral. Then grab a café au lait or a glass of red and just watch the world go by. (B)

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DAY 9 VENICE. There are about 400 gondoliers in Venice so chances are you’ll find one with a good singing voice. Explore the nooks and crannies of this city maze on foot then jump on a vaporetto and cruise around the canals. (B,D) DAY 10 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. It's time to get to know the city where beer is officially considered a food. Welcome to Munich! (B,L)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Paris city driving tour Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D) ++ 7 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 ++ Gondola ride on the Grand Canal, Venice ++ Skydive in the Swiss Alps START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 11 MUNICH TO BERLIN. Today we’ll hit uber-cool Berlin and set off on a driving tour before learning of the city’s underground art scene on an optional alternative and nightlife tour. (B) DAY 12 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Amster-DAM it's going to be a good day! Start dreaming of cheese, clogs and cheeky cafe stops as we roll through tulip and windmill dotted fields. (B) DAY 13 AMSTERDAM. Europeans know how to make bike-friendly cities. Lose yourself among the canals, do the artsy stuff or head to Anne Frank’s house via the local flower market. You can do no wrong. (B,D) DAY 14 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Head back to London for hugs and sad goodbyes. (B)


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

++ Guided tour of former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam START MEET AT 6PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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

This is a section of the 49 Day Mega European trip. See p.110 or visit our website.

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DAY 1-2 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (D) (B) DAY 3 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. (B) DAYS 4-5 VIENNA TO KRAKOW, POLAND. (B) (B) DAYS 6-7 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,D) (B) DAYS 8-9 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) (B) DAYS 10-11 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. (B) (B) DAY 12 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. (B) DAY 13 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B) DAYS 14- 15 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B,D) (B)

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DAY 1 BARCELONA, SPAIN. (D) DAY 2 BARCELONA TO VALENCIA. (B,D) DAY 3 VALENCIA. (B) DAYS 4-5 VALENCIA TO GRANADA. (B) (B) DAY 6 GRANADA TO ASILAH, MOROCCO. (B,D) DAY 7 ASILAH TO FES. (B,D) DAYS 8-9 FES. (B) (B) DAYS 10-11 FES TO SEVILLE, SPAIN. (B,D) (B) DAY 12 SEVILLE TO LISBON, PORTUGAL. (B,D) DAYS 13-14 LISBON. (B) (B)

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DAYS 1-2 OSLO, NORWAY. We're not sure, but we think Norway is the only country in the world to have awarded a knighthood to a penguin. How hard can it be? Meet the crew for dinner and the chance to share travel tales. (D) (B,L) DAYS 3-4 OSLO TO ANDALSNES. Today we’re off to Lillehammer, home of the 1994 Winter Olympics, where you can have your own Cool Runnings moment as you hurtle down the bobsled track. Next: escape to the quaint town Åndalsnes. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 5 ANDALSNES TO STEINKJER. Chase the sun to Trondheim, the religious capital of Norway. Repent your sins. Next stop is Hell. Yes, really. Only this one is usually frozen over. But really, temps can dip down to -25°C #brrr. After snapping up some photographic proof, we're off to Steinkjer for the night. (B,L,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++

Geiranger Fjord cruise Polar plunge & wood fired sauna in Skibotn Cross the Arctic Circle Visit Santa’s workshop in Rovaniemi, Finland

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 14 breakfasts (B), 12 lunches (L), 12 dinners (D) ++ 3 nights in hostels & 11 nights in cabins at campsites ++ Ferry crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chefs

DAY 6 STEINKJER TO BJERKA. Another day, another Snapchat-worthy scenery. Next up: Bjerka. (B,L,D)

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DAY 7 BJERKA TO TYSFJORD. Tysfjord for the night to experience the narrowest point in Norway. (B,L,D)

++ Lillehammer Bobsled Track in Andalsnes ++ Svartisen Glacier

DAY 8 TYSFJORD TO SKIBOTN. A chance to check out Svartisen—the second largest glacier in Norway— before we cross the Arctic Circle. Polar ice baths and wood-fired saunas build character. (B,L,D)

START MEET AT 6PM IN OSLO FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN TALLINN

DAYS 9-10 SKIBOTN TO OLDERFJORD. Midnight sun (seasonal), reindeer and moose ahead. Also the chance to see the top of the world in Nordkapp. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

DAY 11 OLDERFJORD TO ROVANIEMI, FINLAND. Sing jingle bells as we make our way to Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus. Then on to the lakeside town of Jyvaskyla to find out why they call it the Athens of Finland. (B,L,D) DAY 12 ROVANIEMI TO JYVASKYLA. Next up: Jyvaskyla and a visit to the Alvar Aalto museum. (B,L,D) DAY 13 JYVASKYLA TO HELSINKI. A short trip south to the Finnish capital, Helsinki. Kick back and let us show you the highlights of this funky town. (B,L)

DAY 14 HELSINKI TO TALLINN, ESTONIA. More fairy tale magic as we hop across to Tallinn with its old city walls and medieval buildings. A walking tour will show you the highlights before we hand you over to the city. (B,D) DAY 15 TALLINN. Sad farewells as we defect after breakfast. Round two, anyone? (B) This is a section of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.106 or visit our website.


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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 Paree. Enter beautiful Bordeaux today. (B,L) DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO BARCELONA. Enter Barcelona where tapas and sangria rule. (B,D) DAY 5 BARCELONA NEXT UP, ROWDY GAUDI. Free day today to tick off Park Güell or the La Sagrada Familia. At night, rumble with the La Ramblas. (B) DAY 6 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA BYE BYE, BARCA. Hello, to the turquoise waters and lush stylings of the French Riv. (B) DAY 7 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. DAY 8 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)

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French Riviera perfumery experience Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Visit the Pont du Gard Paris city driving tour Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Stay at a resort in Tuscany Italian feast in the Tuscan hills Local guide in Florence

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 14 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 6 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 ++ Sky diving in the Swiss Alps ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

DAY 9 SWISS ALPS SCENIC HIKES AND JAWDROPPING VIEWS ARE ON TODAY'S AGENDA. (B,L)

DAY 13 FLORENCE. Our local Italian guide reveals the sights of Florence before we let you loose to eat your heart out. (B)

DAY 10 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Stop off in Verona to view Juliet’s balcony before arriving in the city of canals. (B,D)

DAY 14 FLORENCE TO ROME. On to Rome via Orvieto for an amazing walking tour. (B)

DAY 11 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 12 VENICE TO FLORENCE. A must-do stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before arriving in Florence. (B,L,D)

DAY 15 ROME. Our trip ends after an optional visit to the Vatican City. (B) This is a section of the 49 Day Mega European trip. See p.110 or visit our website.

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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)


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DAYS 2-3 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) (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,D) DAY 5 FRENCH RIVIERA TO VENICE, ITALY. Leave a love letter to your boo at Juliet’s balcony in Verona, before we move onto the #epic floating city. Yep, we’re talking Venice. (B,D) DAY 6 VENICE. Get acquainted with Venice’s best on a walking tour, before taking to the canals on a optional gondola ride. Corny smooching encouraged. (B,D) 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) DAYS 8-9 FLORENCE TO ROME. 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) DAYS 10-11 ROME TO ATHENS, GREECE. 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) 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

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++

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

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 15 breakfasts (B), 1 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotels, 5 nights in hostels, 4 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 3 nights in canvas cabins, & 1 night in cabins on overnight ferry ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chefs

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Vatican City tour in Rome START MEET AT 6PM IN BARCELONA FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ATHENS

local restaurants and a bustling nightlife, what's not to love? #sorrynotsorry. (B,D) (B) (B)

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) DAY 16 ATHENS. Share a last kleftiko with your new BFFs. Our trip ends after breakfast. (B) This is a section of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. See p.104 or visit our website.


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DAYS 2-3 ROME TO VENICE. 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 keep popping up in all those lists of amazing places; find out why as we climb the Austrian Alps to the Sound of Music. Take in the mountain air by foot, bike or goat (if you can get them to stand still long enough). With all the canyoning or mountain biking potential in these mountains, dinner will be calorie neutral. (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: onto 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) DAYS 14-15 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Cheese lovers, rejoice. Your next stop is a local Dutch farm to see how cheddar (and

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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 at campsites & 2 nights in an Austrian Gasthof ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chefs

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

clogs) gets made. Next: Amsterdam for mayo-dipped fries and dazzling red lights. (B) (B,D)

DAY 16 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we ferry back to London. (B) This is a section of the 28 Day Grand European trip. See p.98 or visit our website.

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Postojna Caves in Slovenia ++ Beer tasting in Prague

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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)


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DAYS 2-3 ROME TO VENICE. To Venice via Verona to check out the home of Romeo and Juliet. Tick off the sights then head out to explore the canals. (B,D) (B,D) DAYS 4-5 VENICE TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Stunning scenery out the window today as we cross the border from Italy to Austria. Our destination is Vienna, known for its famous musicians, grand coffee houses and, of course, apple strudel. Yum. (B,L) (B) DAYS 6-7 VIENNA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Via Bratislava to the twin cities of Buda and Pest. (B) (B) DAYS 8-9 BUDAPEST TO KRAKOW, POLAND. A second day to explore Budapest. Then on to Krakow with a sobering visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau en route. (B) (B) DAYS 10-11 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Explore the buzzing Kazimierz district in Krakow, before we roll onto your call. Next stop: Prague. (B,D) (B) DAYS 12-13 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. A stop at historic Dresden before we jet off to funky Berlin. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 14-15 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam is a bit like a liberal Venice with bicycles and a world-famous Red Light District. Check out Anne Frank’s house, grab some herring and soak up the night vibes. You’ll be back. (B) (B,D)

DAY 16 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we head back to London. (B) This is a section of the 24 Day Spirit of Europe trip. See p.90 or visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice ++ Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-­Birkenau ++ Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 15 breakfasts (B), 1 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 12 nights in hostels & 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-­conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chefs

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Viennese Chamber Orchestra START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN PRAGUE


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DAYS 2-4 TALLINN TO ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. Early start to the land of 11 time zones and an epic history. Luckily, we have a local guide to start us off on the right foot. (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAY 5 ST PETERSBURG TO NOVGOROD. Travel day through the Russian countryside to the World Heritage listed city Novgorod, get your bearings on a walking tour and then chase it all down with some Medovukha, the Russian version of mead. (B,L,D) DAYS 6-8 NOVGOROD TO MOSCOW. Drivebys include former communist farmland and the birthplace of Tchaikovsky's greatest symphonies. Afternoon rendezvous with Moscow. (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAY 9 MOSCOW TO VELIKIYE LUKI. Bid farewell to Moscow. Next stop: Velikiye Luki. (B,L,D) DAYS 10-11 VELIKIYE LUKI TO RIGA, LATVIA. Cross the border into Latvia. Riga's up next, another World Heritage star in an already star-studded Baltic line-up. Our recommendation? Get quaint in the Old Town district. (B,D) (B) DAY 12 RIGA TO VILNIUS, LITHUANIA. Next stop on the Baltic boulevard of fame is Lithuania's Vilnius. Home to Europe’s largest baroque old town and the world's only statue of Frank Zappa. Why? No idea. But let us know if you find it. (B) DAYS 13-14 VILNIUS TO WARSAW, POLAND. Warsaw next. Steeped in history, but a far cry from its war-torn past. Also: an old town so fine, it's World Heritage listed. (B,D) (B) DAYS 15-16 WARSAW TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Our final leg brings us to Berlin. Explore the uber-cool city on your own terms, and exchange teary goodbyes over an included dinner. Auf Wiedersehen is hard enough to say in English, so book another trip so you can don your lederhosen once again. (B,D) (B)

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ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Local city guides in St Petersburg, Novgorod & Moscow ++ Local guide for 8 days through Russia ++ Entrance to the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg ++ Tour of the Moscow Kremlin

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DAY 1 TALLINN, ESTONIA. A walking tour of the medieval highlights of this Baltic capital kicks things off, before we hand you over a pass to the city. (D)


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DAY STOP DAY 1 ATHENS, GREECE. Get to know the wolfpack tonight over a big, fat, Greek dinner. (D)

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DAY 6 ATHENS TO METEORA. North to Meteora to explore a complex of clifftop monasteries dating back to the 14th century. (B,D) DAY 7 METEORA TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Funky facades make for a fresh selfie backdrop in this low key city. (B,D) DAYS 8-9 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. Hum the Game of Thrones theme today as we head to Dubrovnik, the real life version of King’s Landing. (B,D) (B)

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DAY 11 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Next stop Belgrade for a history tour. Must-do: old town. (B)

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DAY 5 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. Return ferry transfer to Athens. (B)

DAY 10 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. On to Sarajevo, a city that is still shaking off its tragic past. (B,D)

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DAYS 12-13 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. We spend the next two nights near the mighty Danube in Budapest. Don’t miss the hot springs. (B) (B) DAY 14 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. On to charming Vienna, home of Strauss, coffee and apple strudel. (B) DAYS 15-16 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Tick off the big sights on a walking tour before we leave you to a day of street food, quirky museums and bar hopping. (B,D) (B) DAY 17 PRAGUE. Our trip ends after breakfast. (B) This is a section of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. See p.104 or visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Sun, sea & party on Mykonos Visit a monastery in Meteora Local guides in Tirana & Dubrovnik Visit the Srebrenica Memorial Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 16 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hotels, 6 nights in hostels & 3 nights in canvas cabins ++ Modern air­-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Viennese Chamber Orchestra ++ Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik START MEET AT 6PM IN ATHENS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN PRAGUE


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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. Visit the optional Vatican Sistine Chapel or let the city’s winding alleys lead the way. (B) DAY 8 ROME TO VENICE. Our final destination today 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)

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Local guide in Florence Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Paris city driving tour Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower

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

DAY 13 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Stop in 800-year-old Dresden on the way to the German capital. 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 11 MUNICH TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Arrive in Prague to explore a city that offers way more than the obvious. (B,D)

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)

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DAY 12 PRAGUE. Loads of free time to explore Prague’s nooks and crannies today. Explore the city’s worldrenowned beer range. (B)

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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)


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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)

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DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Home to over 9,000 wine producers, Bordeaux know the A to Z of a fine drop. FYI: UNESCO world heritage site alert. (B,L)

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DAY 4 BORDEAUX. Free day - snack on canelé then see how many grapes you can squeeze into one day. (B)

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DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN. Wine time? Learn from the Bordeaux wine bosses with an included tasting. #Fancy. Later, head to San Sebastian. (B,D)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 16 breakfasts (B), 1 lunches (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.

DAY 6 SAN SEBASTIAN. Free day: take the surfing optional and shaka Spaniard style. Later, find the old town and thank us later. (B)

DAY 14 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Head to fabulous Florence via Pisa. Go on, grab THAT tourist shot. (B,D)

DAY 7 SAN SEBASTIAN TO MADRID. Head inland to the capital. Home to some big ol’ masterpieces and the Real Madrid FC. Swap stories over an included dinner. (B,D)

DAY 15 FLORENCE. Hit the streets with a local guide. Keep an eye out for the essentials - the Duomo then strut along the Ponte Vecchio. Afterwards, keep an eye out for that naked dude, David.

DAY 8 MADRID. Conquer Madrid and make it all yours, but just for the day. Tonight, discover the wild and eccentric nightlife of Madrid - 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)

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ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower ++ Guided tour of Florence ++ Wine Tasting in Bordeaux

DAY 11 BARCELONA. Rumble along the La 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) DAY 13 MARSEILLE. Continue that foodie mission with a serve of bouillabaisse – a big ol’ fish-y stew. (B)

DAY 16 FLORENCE TO ROME. 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. Sip that last shot of espresso and say goodbye today. (B) This is a section of the 25 Day Summer Compass trip. See p.92 or visit our website.


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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik

DAYS 2-5 ROME TO SAILING IN GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Take the overnight ferry to Greece where we set sail in our yachts. Don’t forget the sunscreen. (B) (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L) DAY 6 SAILING IN GREECE TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Stuff one last gyros into your backpack as we leave Greece and head north for the bright lights of Albania. (B,D)

DAY 7 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. Epic coastal scenery and a quick stop in Montenegro before we cross the border into Croatia. Your destination is Dubrovnik, aka King’s Landing. (B,D) DAY 8 DUBROVNIK. Free day in Dubrovnik. Stroll around town then grab a cocktail at sunset and find out why this city is known as the Jewel of the Adriatic. (B) DAY 9 DUBROVNIK TO ZADAR. From one beautiful walled Croatian city to another as we head northwards to Zadar. (B)

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3 nights Sailing in Greece Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration Local guides in Tirana & Dubrovnik Visit former concentration camp Dachau

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 18 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) ++ 1 night in a hotel, 10 nights in hostels, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites & 1 night in a cabin on overnight ferry from Italy to Greece ++ English Channel crossing ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAY 16 BERLIN. Berlin is now an art-loving, übertrendy, hip, hop and happening city that has your name all over it. From the Berlin Wall to Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin is still brimming with bucket loads of history and tell-tale signs of its colourful past. (B)

DAY 12 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. Munich is known for two things: beer and BMW. Put your pedal to the metal at a beer hall tonight. (B,L)

DAYS 17-18 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. On to the amazing nightlife of Amsterdam. Go herring hunting, explore the city by bike or hit the flower markets. Farewell dinner canal cruise tonight #sadface. (B) (B,D)

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DAYS 13-14 MUNICH TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Stop at the former concentration camp Dachau. Then to Prague for a mixed platter of glasnost and ancient history. (B,D) (B) DAY 15 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Hello Berlin. Soak up the cool, artsy and historical vibes before dining with the wolfpack tonight. (B,D)

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DAY 19 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we head back to London. (B) This is a section of the 27 Day Summer Fun & Sailing trip. See p.96 or visit our website.

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DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. All roads lead to Rome. Dig into a tasty Roman-style dinner and get to know your trip mates tonight. (D)


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sun. More glitz tonight as we hit Monaco and the Monte Carlo casinos. (B)

DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Time to see Pisa about that tower. Then: a Tuscan feast. (B,D) DAY 8 FLORENCE. Culinary art meets renaissance art in 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) DAY 9 FLORENCE TO ROME. Southwards to the hilltop city Orvieto before we take on the streets of Rome. Cue Spanish Steps, Roman Forum and the Pantheon. (B,D) DAY 10 ROME. We’re off to the Vatican City – home of the Pope, the Catholic Church and the best views of Rome. Check out the Sistine Chapel or head straight out to explore the piazzas. (B)

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DAY 12 VENICE. Gondolas, canals and 118 bridges. You know what to do. (B,D)

TRIP CODE: EEFDLL DAY 1 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) DAY 2 PARIS. Time for the Louvre and Sacré Coeur, the trendy bars in the Latin Quarter or a bike tour around town. Then: an optional cruise or cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 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. (B,L,D)

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

DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Yodel from the top of Jungfrau mountain today or hit the mountain bike trails. (B,L)

DAY 14 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. A sobering visit to the former concentration camp Mauthausen. Prague next. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Glitz, glamour and high heels. We arrive in the French Riviera today. (B)

DAY 15 PRAGUE. Hit up Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square or go golem chasing in the Jewish quarter. Prague is yours today. (B)

DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA. Bring your paparazzi posse to the beach or just chill out under the Mediterranean

DAY 16 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. On to the 800-year-old city Dresden on our way to funky and modern Berlin for a driving tour. (B,D)


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DAY 18 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. 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. (B) DAY 19 AMSTERDAM. Explore the city by bike and check out the first Red Light District to turn into a tourist attraction. (B,D) DAY 20 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we ferry back to London. (B)

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Paris city driving tour Local guide in Florence Italian feast and 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  Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration  Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

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DAY 17 BERLIN. See Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag building and the Holocaust Memorial with a local guide or set your own agenda, we’ve cleared your schedule today. (B)


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DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Follow in Napoleon’s footsteps down to the glamorous French Riviera. Grab your fur coat and finest pearls – it’s time to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. (B,L) DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Roll out the red carpet and sport 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) DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Treat your nose to all the fragrant scents at a French perfumery, before we drop in on the Leaning Tower of Pisa and continue on to stunning Florence. Wave hello to that dreamy hunk we know as Michelangelo's David, and gorge yourself on the world’s best gelato. Seriously. (B,D) DAY 8 FLORENCE TO ROME. See Florence’s renaissance treasures before we leave for the magnificent open-air museum that is Rome. Tick off all the big guns, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and experience la dolce vita (the sweet life). (B)

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DAY 9 ROME. Visit the optional Vatican Sistine Chapel and crane your neck at the masterpiece on the ceiling, or let the city’s winding alleys lead the way. Don’t forget ample espresso stops to refuel. (B,D)

TRIP CODE: EESSLV DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Oh, Paris. A quick jump across the English Channel and a tour of the City of Love. Did we mention the #epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower? Bon appetit. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. A free day for pastry hopping and exploration before we experience the razzle dazzle of an optional cabaret show. Time to channel your inner Parisienne, feather boas and all. (B)

DAYS 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Set your cuckoo clock to mountain time as we head into the Swiss Alps aka home to Toblerone, snowy peaks and all the fondue. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Jump on an optional ride to the top of the spectacular Jungfrau mountain for some #epicviews, or test your nerves by leaping out of a plane. Talk about bucket list item: ticked. Three, two, one...go time! (B,L,D)

DAYS 10–13 ROME TO SAILING IN GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. An overnight ferry crossing to Greece to set sail on the Ionian Sea. Act like the Greek god or goddess you are, with endless sunbathing, feasting and Med swimming. Your flotilla leader will help you grow your sea legs in no time. (B) (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L)

DAY 14 SAILING IN GREECE TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. To Albania, once cut off from the western world. Get


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DAYS 15 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. Today we reach gorgeous Dubrovnik, home to underrated wine and epic sunsets. Take in town’s incredible beauty with a walking tour with a local guide. (B,D) DAY 16 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. Roam free in search of the locations used in that little ol’ TV show – Game of Thrones. Alternatively, walk along the top of the 1,940 metres of city walls then grab a front row seat for the sunset. Yeah, it’s good to be you. (B) DAY 17 DUBROVNIK TO ZADAR. Make your way up the Dalmatian Coast to the walled city of Zadar. (B) DAY 18 ZADAR TO VENICE, ITALY VIA POSTOJNA CAVES, SLOVENIA. First a chance to explore the Postojna Caves on an optional visit. Then, onto the amazing floating city of Venice. Jaw dropping scenes (and theatrical gondoliers) guaranteed. (B,D) DAY 19 VENICE. A walking tour, an optional gondola ride and a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal makes your last full day in Italy magnifico. Raise you Bellini and toast to a legendary trip! (B,D) DAY 20 VENICE. Your adventure finishes after breakfast, but we don’t blame you for sticking around. Round two, anyone? (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Paris city driving tour Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice French Riviera perfumery experience 3 nights sailing in Greece Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Local guides in Florence, Tirana & Dubrovnik

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 19 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 1 night in a hotel, 8 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 3 nights sailing in Greece, & 1 night in a cabin on overnight ferry ++ English Channel crossing ++ 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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to know the social science behind the city’s famed rainbow-coloured buildings. (B,D)


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TRIP CODE: EESPBB DAY 1 BARCELONA, SPAIN. Tick off your mustdo items: Columbus Monument, Sagrada Familia, Montjuic, Pueblo Español and Las Ramblas. Then: tapas. (D) DAY 2 BARCELONA TO VALENCIA. A whole morning exploring Barcelona before we head to Valencia via the Cava Caves (optional). (B,D) DAY 3 VALENCIA. If you’re looking for the Holy Grail, your quest ends here (literally). 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)

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)

DAY 13 LISBON. A free day to explore the city. Don’t miss the elevator in Santa Justa aka Eiffel Tower’s little cousin. (B) DAY 14 LISBON TO PORTO. If you think Porto has something to do with wine, you’re right. A quick stop in Sintra to visit the Palacio Nacional da Pena, and Vila Nova de Gaia, then we hit the cellars. (B,D) DAY 15 PORTO. Check out Ribeira, the famous medieval old town of Porto. Medieval streets, quirky alleyways and hand-painted azulejos culminate in a


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DAY 16 PORTO TO MADRID, SPAIN. On to the old haunts of Picasso, Dali, Miro and a number of old-time celebs you read about in school. But first: Salamanca, one of the most spectacular renaissance cities in Europe and home to the oldest university in Spain. (B) DAY 17 MADRID. Check out the Royal Palace— home to one of Europe’s oldest monarchies—and the Plaza Mayor. Enjoy some free time to visit the Prado or just kick back and relax in the botanical gardens. (B) DAY 18 MADRID TO SAN SEBASTIAN. First stop Segovia then it’s on to San Sebastian. (B,D) DAY 19 SAN SEBASTIAN. Try surfing or just chill on the beach. Don’t worry, there are enough pintxos to keep you occupied for a lifetime. (B) DAY 20 SAN SEBASTIAN TO BARCELONA. Today is Zaragoza then it’s on to Barcelona for a final sangria to celebrate and commiserate the end of another adventure. (B,D) DAY 21 BARCELONA. Should you stay or should you go? Your call, but we’re outta here after breakfast. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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

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DAYS 8-9 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. On to Montenegro then across the border to the old city, Dubrovnik. (B,D) (B) DAY 10 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Visit a city that’s heroically rebuilding itself from its recent tragic past. (B,D) DAY 11 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. On to Belgrade. Where locals use voda to wash down a meal (hint: it's H2O). Also: underrated nightlife. (B) DAYS 12-13 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Spend the next two nights among the hot springs and art nouveau of Budapest. (B,D) (B) DAY 14 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. On to charming Vienna: home to opera, great coffee and apple strudel. (B) DAYS 15-16 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Experience a sombre visit to Mauthausen. Then arrive in Prague for a tour of the neighbourhood. (B,D) (B) DAYS 17-18 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. A stop in Dresden before we head to Berlin, one of the most happening cities in Europe. (B,D) (B) DAYS 19-20 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Next up: Amsterdam, famous for its canals, bicycles and Red Light District. Farewell dinner canal cruise tonight. (B,L) (B,D)

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Local guides in Tirana & Dubrovnik Sun, sea & party on Mykonos Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 20 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hotels, 10 nights in hostels & 3 nights in canvas cabins ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Beer tasting in Prague ++ Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik START MEET AT 6PM IN ATHENS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 21 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Back to London today. Time to swap social handles with your new friends. (B) This is a section of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. See p.104 or visit our website.


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DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. We'll make our way to the gorgeous Swiss Alps and the scenic village Lauterbrunnen. The views? OMG. (B) (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS. Reach new heights with an optional skydive or helicopter ride over the stunning Swiss Alps. Or, bunker down and eat more Toblerone. We won’t judge. (B,L,D) DAY 6 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. On to the medieval walled city of Avignon, once known as the City of Popes. (B,L,D) DAY 7 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. First stop, a visit to the famous Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard before arriving in Barcelona, Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. (B,L) DAY 8 BARCELONA. A free day of sun, Gaudí and sangrias. Visit Park Güell to see some Gaudí architecture, go shopping or just stuff yourself on patatas bravas. (B,D) DAYS 9-10 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. To the home of the rich and famous. Explore the Riviera and kick back at the beach before we hit the casinos of Monte Carlo. (B) (B) DAYS 11-12 FRENCH RIVIERA TO VENICE, ITALY. A quick stop in Verona, the hometown of Romeo and Juliet before we cruise down to Venice. Jump on a vaporetto on the Grand Canal and explore a maze of colour and culture. (B) (B,D) DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Get THAT shot in Pisa (#topdecker) before we feast in Florence. Three things today: Michelangelo’s ‘David’, great shopping and most importantly, food. (B,D)

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Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Local guide in Florence Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Sun, sea & party on Mykonos Visit the Pont du Gardr

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DAYS 14-15 FLORENCE TO ROME. On to Rome for an epic walking tour before we hand you over to the city. Don’t miss: the Vatican City (optional) and the Spanish Steps. (B,L,D) (B,D) DAYS 16-17 ROME TO ATHENS, GREECE. Overnight ferry to the Port of Patras then onto Athens, the birthplace of gyros and democracy. (B) (B) DAYS 18-20 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Spend three nights on what could be Greece’s most famous island. Swim in crystal clear water, party at Paradise beach or just hang out. (B,D) (B,D) (B) DAY 21 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. Today we take the ferry back to Athens. (B) DAY 22 ATHENS. Share a last kleftiko with your BFFs, our trip ends after breakfast. (B) This is a section of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. See p.104 or visit our website.

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DAYS 1-2 LONDON TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Paris doesn’t really need an introduction, but we’ll ease you into the groove with a tour of the city and a #gourmet picnic by that famous tower. Next day: dance to the beat of your own drum before we get together for an optional cabaret show or river cruise. (D) (B)


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This is a combination of the 14 day Eastern Exposure and the 8 day Dubrovnik Dreams trips. Please be aware that there will be change of crew throughout the trip. Passengers may also join or leave along the way.

DAY 2 MLJET TO MAKARSKA. Adjust your sea legs and spin the pirate wheel to Makarska. But first, swim stop. (B,L,D) DAY 3 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. Steal a minute to yourself and chill. Split has us hook, line and sinker. (B,L) DAY 4 SPLIT TO HVAR. Rock the boat and cruise into Hvar. Tonight: we party. (B,L) DAY 5 HVAR TO KORCULA. Insert daily dose of sun. Arrive in Korcula where the locals are all about their legendary pošip grapes. Can you say wine time? (B,L) DAY 6 KORCULA TO TRESTENIK. Circumnavigate into Trestenik. We bet you didn’t even know this little guy existed. (B,L) DAY 7 TRESTENIK TO DUBROVNIK. Reunite with medieval Dubrovnik. (B,L) DAY 8 DUBROVNIK. Roam free in search for the locations used in that little ol’ TV show - Game of Thrones. (B) DAY 9 DUBROVNIK. Don’t be fooled into thinking you’ve seen it all. Spot the hidden gems with a local guide. (B,D) DAY 10 DUBROVNIK. Peacock time on Lokrum Island with an optional kayak trip. (B) DAY 11 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, SERBIA. Be welcomed by a three-kiss hello in Serbia. Ancient traditions coexist with eccentric nightlife. (B,D) DAY 12 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Pay attention as we take you through cities still reeling from a complicated and layered past. Included today: visit to the Srebrenica Memorial. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Visit World Heritage destinations of Dubrovnik & Split ++ Visit the Srebrenica Memorial ++ Guided tour of Berlin ++ Guided tour of Vienna

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 21 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights sailing (below-deck), 10 nights in hostels, 4 nights in hotels ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi + Croatian sailboat ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + Local Captain & crew START MEET AT 11AM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 16 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Put things into perspective and visit the Mauthausen concentration camp. Later, walk it off around Prague. (B,D) DAY 17 PRAGUE. Today: flex your hipster-beer knowledge with an optional beer tasting of Prague’s finest. Then, pocket a pork knuckle on your way home. (B) DAY 18 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Kick over to Berlin via Dresden where history does the talking. (B,D) DAY 19 BERLIN. Epic nightlife + major historical sights = Berlin. Jump on an alternative walking tour for hidden secrets (optional). (B)

DAY 13 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Straddle the Danube River to visit Buda and Pest. Bar hop the night away but don’t ruin yourself. (B)

DAY 20 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam calling. Arrive in the notorious city and take a sneak peek in the Red Light District. (B)

DAY 14 BUDAPEST. Grab some goulash get exploring. Thank us later. (B)

DAY 21 AMSTERDAM. Unwind with a wheel of cheese or stop and smell the tulips. (B,D)

DAY 15 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Schnitzel your way around Vienna with a driving tour. (B)

DAY 22 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Bye for now, we end in London. (B)


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DAYS 3-4 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. On to the home of anarchy, doughy goodness and the Little Mermaid. Don’t miss Nørrebro for a taste of local hipsterdom and Christiania for some serious hippie vibes. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 5-7 COPENHAGEN TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. Past Hamlet’s Castle and on to Sweden’s stylish capital. Cue ridiculously good looking people and quality coffee in medieval Gamla Stan. (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAYS 8-9 STOCKHOLM TO OSLO, NORWAY. On to Norway, the only country in the world to award a knighthood to a penguin. Also the birthplace of the Nobel Peace Prize and an epic Opera House. (B,L,D) (B,L) DAYS 10-11 OSLO TO ANDALSNES. A quick stop in the Olympic town Lillehammer before heading to Andalsnes and the epic Geiranger Fjord. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

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Geiranger Fjord cruise Cross the Arctic Circle Polar plunge & wood fired sauna in Skibotn Visit Santa's workshop in Rovaniemi, Finland Welcome dinner in Berlin

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 21 breakfasts (B), 15 lunches (L), 15 dinners (D) ++ 10 nights in hostels & 11 nights in cabins at campsites ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ + Trip Leader + Driver + On-Road Chef

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DAY 19 ROVANIEMI TO JYVASKYLA. Next up: Jyvaskyla and a visit to the Alvar Aalto museum. (B,L,D)

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DAY 14 BJERKA TO TYSFJORD. Tysfjord for the night to experience the narrowest point in Norway. (B,L,D)

DAY 20 JYVASKYLA TO HELSINKI. Check out the highlights of Finland’s capital. (B,L)

DAY 15 TYSFJORD TO SKIBOTN. A chance to check out Svartisen—the second largest glacier in Norway—before we cross the Arctic Circle. Polar ice baths and wood-fired saunas build character. (B,L,D)

DAY 21 HELSINKI TO TALLINN, ESTONIA. Ferry across the Baltic Sea to the fairytale capital of Estonia. A walking tour then plenty of free time to explore. (B,D)

DAYS 16-17 SKIBOTN TO OLDERFJORD. Midnight sun (seasonal), reindeer and moose ahead. Also the chance to see the top of the world in Nordkapp. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 18 OLDERFJORD TO ROVANIEMI, FINLAND. Sing jingle bells as we make our way to Rovaniemi, the home

DAY 22 TALLINN. Our trip finishes this morning after breakfast. (B) This is a section of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.106 or visit our website.

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DAY 12 ANDALSNES TO STEINKJER. Chase the sun to Trondheim, the religious capital of Norway. Repent your sins. Next stop is Hell. Yes, really. Only this one is usually frozen over. But really, temps can dip down to -25°C #brrr. After snapping up some photographic proof, we're off to Steinkjer for the night. (B,L,D)

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DAYS 1-2 BERLIN, GERMANY. Start off your journey north in the city that pioneered the 3am staple Doner kebab. Also: Brandenburg gate, the Berlin Wall and an insight into the city’s wartime history. (D) (B)


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DAYS 3-4 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Contemplate your favourite pastry as we move on to the übercool gateway to Scandinavia. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 5-6 COPENHAGEN TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. Castles and cobblestoned streets meet swanky nightlife and the world’s best internet. No wonder Spotify was born here. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 7-8 STOCKHOLM TO TALLINN, ESTONIA. Hop on the overnight ferry across the Baltic and land in one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world. (B) (B)

DAYS 9-11 TALLINN TO ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. On to Russia’s old capital to check out the ancient art treasures at the Hermitage. (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAY 12 ST PETERSBURG TO NOVGOROD. Medovukha is the Russian version of mead. This and more as we hit World Heritage-listed Novgorod. (B,L,D) DAYS 13-15 NOVGOROD TO MOSCOW. Our guide in Moscow will show you what’s up today. Also: nightclubs with $10,000 tables. (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAY 16 MOSCOW TO VELIKIYE LUKI. Leave Moscow for an overnight stay in the town of Velikiye Luki. (B,L,D) DAYS 17-18 VELIKIYE LUKI TO RIGA, LATVIA. Cross the border into Latvia and head to Riga on the Baltic Sea coast. (B,L,D) (B) DAY 19 RIGA TO VILNIUS, LITHUANIA. On to Vilnius to check out the world’s only statue of Frank Zappa. Expect: dreamy bohemians and Europe’s largest baroque old town. (B) DAYS 20-21 VILNIUS TO WARSAW, POLAND. South to Warsaw. Plenty of free time to explore the Old Jewish Quarter, Pawiak Prison and and those well kept secrets you saw on Buzzfeed. (B,D) (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Entrance to the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg ++ Welcome & farewell dinners in Berlin ++ Metro & Kremlin tours in Moscow ++ Local city guides in St Petersburg, Novgorod & Moscow ++ Local guide for 8 days through Russia

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 22 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 12 nights hotels, 9 nights in hotels, & 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Trip Leader + Driver + On-Road Chef

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Russian ballet in Moscow ++ Guided Armory tour START MEET AT 3PM IN BERLIN FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BERLIN

DAY 22 WARSAW TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Go full circle today as we head back to Berlin. Practice your German over dinner tonight. (B,D) DAY 23 BERLIN. Defect to the east or stick around for some currywurst? It’s your call. (B) This is a section of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.106 or visit our website.


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DAY 4 DUBROVNIK TO PLITVICE LAKES. Head north along the stunning Dalmatian coast to Zadar, before we arrive at Plitvice Lakes. (B,D) DAYS 5-6 PLITVICE LAKES TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. A chance to spend a full day in a beautiful, UNESCO World Heritage-listed National Park? Yes, please. Next up: Ljubljana. (B,L) (B) DAY 7 LJUBLJANA TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Sarajevo is still rebuilding itself after the Balkan War. Don’t miss the historic Latin Bridge dating back to the Ottoman Empire. (B,D) DAY 8 SARAJEVO. Explore the capital’s unique cafe culture or go underground with an optional tunnel tour. (B) DAY 9 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Belgrade = charisma and charm grown from a gritty past. Complicated, but deserves some loving. Includes a visit to the Srebrenica Memorial. (B) DAYS 10-11 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Share yourself across the Danube as we take on both Buda and Pest for the next two nights. (B,D) (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Local guides in Dubrovnik ++ Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

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DAY 13 VIENNA TO KRAKOW, POLAND. Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Next stop: Krakow. (B)

DAY 21 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. Onto Hamburg aka the “Gateway to the World”. Judge this port city yourself. (B)

DAY 14 KRAKOW. Visit the salt mines or explore one of Europe’s most beautiful old towns. (B)

DAYS 22-23 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Explore the city by bike or go walkabout looking for Van Gogh. Also: farewell dinner cruise tonight #sadface. (B) (B,D)

DAY 18 BERLIN. See Berlin’s main sights and take on some of Europe’s best nightlife. (B)

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DAY 19-20 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Home of The Little Mermaid and more Nordic ‘cool’ than you can poke a hipster’s beard at, Copenhagen is sure to impress. (B) (B)

DAY 17 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. A stop in Dresden then on to historic Berlin. (B,D)

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DAY 12 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Time to get cruising. Travel via Bratislava to Vienna. (B)

DAY 15-16 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. A guided tour among ancient buildings and cobblestoned streets. Castles + museums + beer = win. (B,D) (B)

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STARTING FROM $ 107 / D AY

DAY 1-3 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. Someone once said, “those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik”. He wasn’t wrong. Explore this enchanting city before you meet the gang. (D) (B) (B)


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DAY 6 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Bye bye, Barca. Hello, to the turquoise waters and lush stylings of the French Riviera. (B) DAY 7 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) DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Treat your senses to a perfume factory visit before heading into nature’s masterpiece (and home to Toblerone chocolate), the Swiss Alps. (B,D)

DAY 9 SWISS ALPS. A day to hang out in the Alpine village or catch the epic views from the top of Jungfrau mountain. Also: last chance to skydive. Just sayin’. (B,L) DAY 10 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Seek out Juliet’s balcony in Verona before we push through to the canal-lined maze of Venice. (B,D)

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DAY 11 VENICE. Keep dry with a walking tour of Venice’s greats, before taking to the water on an optional gondola ride. Cheesy photos encouraged. (B,D)

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TRIP CODE: EEMELA DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Next stop: Paris. Get your kicks on a driving tour before we indulge at a #gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. A free day to explore the city. Shop ‘til you drop or unleash your inner culture vulture. Check out an optional cabaret show with the wolfpack tonight. (B)

DAYS 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Roll into the wine capital of Europe and soak up all the Frenchy feels with a glass of the region’s finest. (B,L)

DAY 12 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Get THAT photo at the Leaning Tower of Pisa today. You know. Then, we steam on through to the home of the best gelato, Florence. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. Get your bearings with a driving tour of Barca, and channel your inner Spaniard at tonight’s optional flamenco show. Olé! (B,D)

DAY 13 FLORENCE. Explore the streets of Florence with a local guide today before delving into a higher state of culinary consciousness. (B)

DAY 5 BARCELONA. Tick off your must-do items: Columbus Monument, Sagrada Familia, Montjuic, Pueblo Español and Las Ramblas. Then: tapas. (B)

DAY 14 FLORENCE TO ROME. Become an amateur historian in no time on our guided city walking tour in Rome. Don’t worry, we won’t be testing you. (B)


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DAY 16 ROME TO SAILING IN GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. An Italian road trip today to meet our overnight ferry to Greece. (B) DAYS 17-19 SAILING IN GREECE. Bring on three great days of sailing on the Ionian Sea. Find your sea legs, don your best sailor stripes and immerse yourself in all things #boatlife. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L) DAY 20 SAILING IN GREECE TO ATHENS. Anchors up and off the boats to explore the Greek capital, Athens. Gyros, anyone? (B,D) DAY 21 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) DAY 22 MYKONOS. If home is where the heart is, it comes with a blue rooftop. Prepare for more gyros, epic nightlife and a handful of very famous pelicans as we hit the party hub of the Mediterranean. (B) DAY 23 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. Make your way back to Athens with a heavy heart (or a hearty headache) for a much needed early night. (B) DAY 24 ATHENS. Cue #sadface as our trip ends after breakfast. (B) This is a section of the 49 Day Mega European trip. See p.110 or visit our website.

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Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Stay at a resort in Tuscany Italian feast in the Tuscan hills 3 nights Sailing in Greece Sun, sea & party on Mykonos Visit the Pont du Gard French Riviera perfumery experience Local guide in Florence

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STARTING FROM $ 149 / D AY

DAY 15 ROME. The day is yours to check out the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Vatican City. Don’t forget the odd espresso stop to refuel. (B,D)


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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) DAY 8 FLORENCE TO ROME. Digest your food baby as we show you the artsy side of Florence. Next stop, Rome for a tour of Caesar’s old stomping grounds to tick off the Spanish Steps and Colosseum. (B) DAY 9 ROME. Start off the morning in the Vatican, the world’s smallest country. There’s an option to explore the Sistine Chapel before we let you loose in Rome. (B,D) DAY 10 ROME TO VENICE. Break up the trip north in Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet. (B,D) DAY 11 VENICE. Explore St Mark’s Square, the Rialto Bridge and the rest of Venice’s grand cast on foot, then jump on a vaporetto to take on the canals. (B,D) DAY 12 VENICE TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Three things you need to know about Vienna: opera, coffee and apple strudel. They also invented the croissant. Sorry, France. (B,L)

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DAY 13 VIENNA. Vienna is all yours, baby. The Opera House, St Stephen’s Cathedral, and the Hofburg Palace are a good start. (B)

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TRIP CODE: EECELL DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Bright city lights and love in the air as we kick off our trip in the city of romance. Then it’s picnic time at the Eiffel Tower. (D)

DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Welcome to Rivendell (that’s what Tolkien called it). Jump on Europe’s most epic train ride to the top of Jungfrau mountain. Close your mouth and grab that camera. Now. (B,L,D)

DAY 2 PARIS. The city is yours. OMG your way down Champs-Élysées, explore le Marais and watch life go by on Paris time. (B)

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Follow in Napoleon’s footsteps down to the French Riviera. (B,L)

DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Loosen your jaw with the epic scenery outside your window today. Next stop: Lauterbrunnen. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA. Time for some celebrity spotting and mingling with stars at the casinos of Monaco. (B)

DAY 14 VIENNA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. A walking tour through Bratislava before heading to the twin cities of Buda and Pest. (B) DAY 15 BUDAPEST. Hot springs, art nouveau and one of the oldest zoos in the world. We love you Budapest. (B) DAY 16 BUDAPEST TO KRAKOW, POLAND. We reverse back through Slovakia before arriving in Krakow. (B)


PHOTO: VENICE, ITALY

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DAY 18 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. En route to Prague, a sobering visit to the former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Then: the only city you can love more than Paris. (B,D) DAY 19 PRAGUE. Write your own fairy tale as you tour the Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and Old Town. Also: street food and craft beer. (B) DAY 20 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Dresden’s history dates back 800 years and makes for an interesting break on our journey to Berlin. (B,D) DAY 21 BERLIN. Once divided, now twice as cool, Berlin is possibly the most happening city in Europe. Awesome DJs, laid-back atmosphere and quirky clubs don’t hurt either. (B) DAY 22 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. More #funtimes as we head to artsy Amsterdam for a liberating take on life. (B) DAY 23 AMSTERDAM. Shake off last night with an optional bike ride along the canals then off to find out more about this town. Tonight we feast and swap emails with newfound friends. (B,D) DAY 24 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we ferry back to London. (B)

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DAY 17 KRAKOW. Visit Europe’s largest old town square and the castle of the Polish Kings. (B)


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DAY 6 SAN SEBASTIAN. Can you say beach day? Hit up the old town before you catch some rays. Don’t miss the option to join a surfing lesson. (B) DAY 7 SAN SEBASTIAN TO MADRID. Head inland to the capital. Home to Spanish masterpieces (Picasso and Dali anyone?) and buzzing nightlife. (B,D) DAY 8 MADRID. Hot foot it along the Gran Vía to the Plaza Major. Before you go, don’t miss a visit to the Chocolatería San Ginés - serving some hot dayum churros since 1894. (B) DAY 9 MADRID TO VALENCIA. Grab a calamari sandwich then head to Valencia. Some argue Valencia is THE home to paella but we’ll leave that for the Spaniards to battle out. (B) DAY 10 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Say hey Barcelona! Shall we dance? Flamenco shoes optional. (B,D) DAY 11 BARCELONA. Next up, rowdy Gaudi. Free day today to tick off Park Güell or the La Sagrada Familia. At night, rumble with the La Ramblas. (B)

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DAY 12 BARCELONA TO MARSEILLE, FRANCE. We meet again with the French border crossing back to Marseille. (B)

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TRIP CODE: EESCLL DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Spot French poodles on an epic driving tour then feast on a #gourmet picnic under the Eiffel Tower. Kick back under and watch Paris sparkle. Ooooh you pretty thang! (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Grab your baguette and go. Run, don’t walk. Explore by foot or roll with an optional bike tour. Tonight: any takers for cabaret? (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Enter Bordeaux where vineyards rule and fromage is King. (B,L)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX. Home to over 9,000 wine producers, Bordeaux fo’ sure knows how to wine and dine (date night anyone?). See how many grapes you can squeeze into one day. (B) DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN. It’s wine o’clock somewhere in the world. Learn the A to Z of wine with an included tasting then say buh-bye Bordeaux. Before you know it, pintxos and tapas x100 in San Sebastian. (B,L,D)

DAY 13 MARSEILLE. It’s maritime heaven in the Vieux Port - mast-to-mast with yachts for the sailing fans out there in Marseille. (B) DAY 14 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Time to see that famous leaning tower en route to Florence and snap that tourist-y shot. (B,D) DAY 15 FLORENCE. Renaissance beauty meets Italian style. Say ciao to cheeky David and strut along the Ponte Vecchio, gelato in hand. Obvs. (B)


PHOTO FROM LEFT (CLOCKWISE): MADRID | VENICE

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DAYS 17 ROME. It wouldn’t be Rome without a visit to the Pope. Catch that 360-degree view from the Basilica (optional). Top tip: Trastevere. Just go. (B,D) DAY 18 ROME TO VENICE. We’ve got a sinking feeling that Venice is the way to go. (B,D) DAY 19 VENICE. Gondola ride, essential. Head into St Mark’s Square, shoo pigeons and jump over the Rialto Bridge to find the best damn pizza. Here, it’s all about the on-foot and getting-lost vibes with maze vibes. (B,D) DAY 20 VENICE TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Fresh air and Swiss vibes today as we roll up into the alps. (B,L,D) DAY 21 SWISS ALPS. High five those heights with an optional Jungfrau adventure, or maybe skydiving is more your thang? (B,L) DAY 22 SWISS ALPS TO LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG. Make like a snow angel and melt down those slopes towards Luxembourg. Very luxe. (B)

DAY 23 LUXEMBOURG CITY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam - more than just that famous district. Ultimate cool in the land of the Dutch, grab a stroopwafel and hit the streets like a local. A visit to the Heineken HQ, Van Gogh Museum or the Anne Frank house is a must. (B) DAY 24 AMSTERDAM. Did you sneak a peek last night in the red light district? Freshen up and make your own way around the city. Grab some Dutch fries and finish on a high - farewell dinner cruise tonight. Start swapping those phone numbers. (B,D)

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

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DAY 25 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Today we love and leave you. Summer Compass, it was fun. Too soon for the next adventure? (B)

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DAY 16 FLORENCE TO ROME. Enter Rome. Prepare yourself for the ultimate walking tour. Cue major sights and espresso hopping. (B)


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process). Glitzy and glam? You bet your fur coat it is. (B)

YOU’LL TRAVEL WITH THE MEGA EUROPEAN (GREECE OPTION) – SEE P.110 – AS FAR AS ATHENS. THEN, YOU’LL HEAD TO EGYPT FOR DAYS 21 – 27. YOU’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN IN DUBROVNIK.

DAYS 8-9 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Treat your senses to a perfume factory visit before heading into nature’s masterpiece (and home to Toblerone chocolate), the Swiss Alps. (B,D) (B,L)

DAY 10 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Seek out Juliet’s balcony in Verona before we push through to the canal-lined maze of Venice. (B,D) DAY 11 VENICE. Keep dry with a walking tour of Venice’s greats, before taking to the water on an optional gondola ride. Cheesy photos encouraged. (B,D) DAY 12 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Get THAT photo at the Leaning Tower of Pisa today, before we roll into the home of the world’s best gelato: Florence. One scoop or two? (As if that’s even a question). (B,L,D)

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DAY 13 FLORENCE. Explore the streets of Florence with a local guide today before learning the art of leather craft and delving into a higher state of culinary consciousness. (B)

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TRIP CODE: EEEMLC DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). All good things start with Paris. Ease yourself in with a tour of the city and a #gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. Get your bearings with a driving tour of Barca, and channel your inner Spaniard at tonight’s optional flamenco show. Olé! (B,D)

DAY 2 PARIS. Don your beret and roam free in the City of Love before finishing your day with an optional Seine River cruise or cabaret show. (B)

DAYS 5-6 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Bye bye, Barca. Hello, to the turquoise waters and lush stylings of the French Riviera. (B) (B)

DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Roll into the wine capital of Europe and soak up all the Frenchy feels with a glass of the region’s finest. (B,L)

DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Picture life in the fast lane as we cruise through dazzling Monaco (ticking off another country in the

DAY 14 FLORENCE TO ROME. Stop off in Orvieto before becoming an amateur historian on our guided city walking tour in Rome. Don’t worry, we won’t test you. (B) DAY 15 ROME. The day is yours to check out the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Vatican City. Note to self: make time for espresso stops to refuel. (B,D) DAY 16 ROME TO SAILING IN GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. An Italian road trip today to meet our overnight ferry to Greece. Just try to contain your excitement – this is going to be one epic adventure. (B)


PHOTO: CAIRO, EGYPT

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DAY 20 SAILING IN GREECE TO ATHENS. Off the boats and on to the Greek capital for all the gyros you can handle. (B,D) DAY 21 ATHENS TO CAIRO, EGYPT AND OVERNIGHT COACH TO ASWAN. Time to walk (or fly) like an Egyptian into Snapchat-worthy Cairo, before an overnight coach to Aswan. (B) DAY 22-23 ASWAN. We’ve got the felucca ride, Nubian village and four colossal statues at Abu Simbel. You bring the wonder. (B) (B) DAY 24 ASWAN TO LUXOR. Once the capital of ancient Egypt, Luxor’s now a history-strewn landscape of souks and temples. Today we’ll visit two of the region’s major temples. (B) DAY 25 LUXOR TO CAIRO VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. Today we walk into the Valley of the Kings. Big shoes. Then: an overnighter back to Cairo. (B) DAY 26 CAIRO. It’s all about the Pyramids of Giza today (that, and the Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum). (B) DAY 27 CAIRO. Say goodbye to the crew in The City of a Thousand Minarets, as we disembark from our trip of a lifetime. Ready to book round two, anyone? (B) This is a section of the 49 Day Mega European trip. See pg. 108 or visit our website.

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Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower French Riviera perfumery experience Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice 3 nights Sailing in Greece Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau (entrance fees not included) ++ Temples of Luxor & Karnak (entrance fees not included) ++ Visit historic Valley of the Kings (entrance fees not included)

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DAYS 17-19 SAILING IN GREECE. Bring on three great days of sailing the turquoise waters of Greece. Think: Swim. Sleep. Sunbake. Party. Repeat. Oh, yeah – this is the #boatlife. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L)


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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 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. First stop, the Leaning Tower of Pisa before we reach Florence, which is Italian for food coma. Also: artsy stuff from Raphael, Michelangelo and Da Vinci. (B,D) DAY 8 FLORENCE TO ROME. Enough time for a cappuccino and a selfie before we head down to Rome for a walking tour. (B) DAY 9 ROME. Vatican City is first up with an optional visit to the Sistine Chapel. After that, the city is yours. (B,D) DAYS 10–13 SAILING IN GREECE. An overnight ferry to Greece before we take on the Mediterranean in style. Who needs land anyway? (B) (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L) DAY 14 GREECE TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Dry your hair on the way north to Albania. Tirana ticks all the rainbow coloured boxes. (B,D)

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TRIP CODE: EESSLL 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 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 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 16 DUBROVNIK. A free day to discover Dubrovnik. Trust us, it’s a lot nicer than King’s Landing. (B) DAY 17 DUBROVNIK TO ZADAR. 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


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DAY 19 VENICE. Gondolas, vaporettos and a guided tour through a maze of bridges, canals, and quirky spaces + Venetian pizza = #perfecto. (B,D) DAY 20 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. You’re here for the beer and the pork knuckle. Prost! (B,L) DAY 21 MUNICH TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Start off with a few hours of reflection 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 has been epic. (B,D) DAY 27 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we ferry back to London. (B)

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Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam 3 nights Sailing in Greece French Riviera perfumery experience Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration 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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underground cave system in Europe, en route to Venice. (B,D)


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DAY 6 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. A visit to the famous Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard on our way to Barcelona. (B,D) DAY 7 BARCELONA. Tapas, sangria and one of the best football teams in the world. Also Gaudi, gothic architecture and the best nightlife in Spain. (B) DAY 8 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. The little hinterland town Grasse makes a quarter of the world’s perfumes. We’ll stop at a perfumery today for a crash course. (B) DAY 9 FRENCH RIVIERA. Fake it 'til you make it as we go celebrity spotting on the French Riviera. More mingling tonight at the casinos of Monaco. (B) DAY 10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. First stop is the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Tonight’s equation: Tuscany + feast = #thegoodlife. (B,D) DAY 11 FLORENCE. Renaissance art and retail therapy on the schedule today as we get to know Florence better. (B)

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TRIP CODE: EEGELL DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Bonjour Paris. Kick back and relax as we ease you into the Parisian experience with a driving tour and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D)

DAY 2 PARIS. Check out iconic the sights, get lost in the local’s hidden spots and gorge on as many pastries as possible. Tonight: an optional cruise on the Seine River or a cabaret show. (B,D)

DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. To Lauterbrunnen: all the magic of Middle Earth sans wizards. Plus yodeling. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Your photos from the highest train station in Europe at the summit of Jungfrau mountain will make all your followers jealous. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. Through the vineyards of Rhône Valley to Avignon. (B,L)

DAY 13 ROME. Piazzas and pizza. Rome is yours for the day. Channel your inner gladiator at the Colosseum or take in the views from Capitoline Hill. You can do no wrong. (B,D) DAY 14 ROME TO VENICE. A morning visit to the Vatican City and the chance to see the amazing Sistine Chapel before we take the show back on the road. (B,D) DAY 15 VENICE. Tick the gondola off your bucket list and join us for a tour of this sinking beauty. Also: vaporetto on the Grand Canal. Oh, yeah. (B,D)


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DAYS 17-18 PAG ISLAND. Two days to relax and chill out in the sun. The water is warm, the food is awesome and well, this island knows how to party. (B) (B)

DAY 19 PAG ISLAND TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. An eclectic mix of ancient and new makes for a fairytale experience off the beaten track. (B) DAY 20 LJUBLJANA TO AUSTRIAN ALPS, AUSTRIA. Lake Bled is one of those names that keep popping up in Buzzfeed lists of amazing places. Today you’ll find out why. (B,D) DAY 21 AUSTRIAN ALPS. Take in the mountain air by foot, bike or goat (if you can get them to stand still long enough). With the potential of these mountains, dinner will be calorie neutral. (B,L) DAY 22 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Time for reflection at the former concentration camp Mauthausen before we take on the cobblestone streets of Prague. (B,L,D) DAY 23 PRAGUE. Free day. #YOLO. Cue fairy tale vibes in Old Town, selfies on Charles Bridge and epic views from Prague Castle. (B) DAY 24 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Quick stop in Dresden then on to the awesomeness we call Berlin. (B,D) DAY 25 BERLIN. See the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie before checking out the nightlife. (B) DAY 26 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. On to canals, bicycles and the notorious Red Light District. (B) DAY 27 AMSTERDAM. Bike around the canals in the morning then a farewell dinner canal cruise. (B,D)

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Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice French Riviera perfumery experience Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Stay at a resort in Tuscany Italian feast in the Tuscan hills Local guide in Florence Pag Island getaway Paris city driving tour Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen Visit the Pont du Gard

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DAY 28 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we ferry back to London. (B)

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DAY 16 VENICE TO PAG ISLAND, CROATIA VIA SLOVENIA. Check out the optional Postojna Caves before we set our watches to island time. (B,L,D)


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DAY 1-2 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). All good things start with Paris. Ease yourself in with a tour of the city and a gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Roll into the wine capital of Europe and soak up all the Frenchy feels with a glass of the region’s finest. (B,L) DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. Get your bearings with a driving tour of Barca, and channel your inner Spaniard at tonight’s optional flamenco show. Olé! (B,D) DAYS 5-6 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Bye bye, Barca. Hello, to the turquoise waters and lush stylings of the French Riv. (B) (B) DAY 7 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) DAYS 8-9 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Treat your senses to a perfume factory visit before heading into nature’s masterpiece (and home to Toblerone chocolate), the Swiss Alps. (B,D) (B,L) DAY 10-11 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Seek out Juliet’s balcony in Verona before we push through to the canal-lined maze of Venice. Optional gondola ride, anyone? (B,D) (B,D) DAY 12-13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Get THAT photo at the Leaning Tower of Pisa today, before we delve into a higher state of culinary consciousness in Florence. (B,L,D) (B)

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DAY 14-15 FLORENCE TO ROME. Become an amateur historian in no time on our guided city walking tour in Rome. Think: the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Vatican City. (B) (B,D)

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DAY 16 ROME TO SAILING IN GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. An Italian road trip today to meet our overnight ferry to Greece. (B) DAYS 17-19 SAILING IN GREECE. Bring on three great days of sailing on the Ionian Sea. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L) DAY 20 SAILING IN GREECE TO ATHENS. Off the boats and on to the Greek capital. (B,D)

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Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower Visit the Pont du Gard Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice French Riviera perfumery experience 3 nights Sailing in Greece Sun, sea & party on Mykonos

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 28 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D) ++ 5 nights in hotels, 11 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 2 nights in canvas cabins, 1 night in a cabin on overnight ferry ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ English Channel crossing ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chefs DAYS 21-22 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Two nights to kick back on Greek island time. (B,D) (B) DAY 23 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. Catch the ferry back to Athens for one more night. (B) DAY 24 ATHENS TO METEORA. Heading north to Meteora, we visit a network of 14th century clifftop monasteries. (B,D) DAY 25 METEORA TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Keep an eye out for the Tirana’s pastel buildings around the city's focal point, Skanderbeg Square. (B,D) DAY 26-29 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) (B) (B) (B)

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DAYS 2-3 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Two nights to kick back on Greek island time. (B,D) (B) DAY 4 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. Catch the ferry back to Athens for one more night. (B) DAY 5 ATHENS TO METEORA. Heading north to Meteora, we visit a network of 14th century clifftop monasteries. (B,D) DAY 6 METEORA TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Tirana ticks all the rainbow coloured boxes. Keep an eye out for the capital’s pastel buildings. (B,D) DAYS 7-8 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) (B)

DAYS 9–11 DUBROVNIK TO PLITVICE LAKES. Head north along the Dalmatian Coast. Stop at the walled city of Zadar en route (B) (B,D) (B,L) DAY 12 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) DAYS 13-14 LJUBLJANA TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. To Sarajevo today – a charming city that is now rebuilding itself after war. (B,D) (B) DAY 15 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Belgrade = charm and charisma. Includes a visit to the Srebrenica Memorial. (B) DAY 16 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Hello, twin cities: Buda and Pest. Giant bowl of goulash, we’re coming for you. (B,D) DAYS 17-18 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Onto charming Vienna aka the only city that produces its own wine. (B) (B) DAY 19 VIENNA TO KRAKOW, POLAND. Onto gothic Krakow to meet a fire-breathing dragon and devour all the pierogi. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Monastery visit in Meteora ++ Plitvice Lakes National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 29 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 11 dinners (D) ++ + 6 nights in hotels, 19 nights in hostels, 2 nights in bungalows at European campsites & 2 nights in canvas cabins ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free wi-fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver DAYS 20-21 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Welcome to cheap beer and fairytale-like architecture. (B)(B,D)

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DAYS 24- 25 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Devour as much currywurst as humanly possible in Berlin, before we roll into the home of The Little Mermaid. (B) (B)

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DAY 1 ATHENS, GREECE. Start your adventure in the Greek capital (and home to the mouthwatering gyros).


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DAY 12 PLITVICE LAKES TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Loo-bee-yana is Slovenia’s capital and a thriving hotbed of cafes and laidback charm. (B) DAY 13 LJUBLJANA TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. To Sarajevo today—a remarkable city that is now rebuilding itself after war. (B,D) DAY 14 SARAJEVO. Explore the capital’s unique cafe culture. (B) DAY 15 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Belgrade = charisma and charm. Includes a visit to the Srebrenica Memorial. (B) DAY 16 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Goulash = ah-mazing. (B,D) DAYS 17-18 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Onto charming Vienna. (B) (B) DAY 19 VIENNA TO KRAKOW, POLAND. Learn the Krakow A-Z. (B)

DAY 1 CAIRO, EGYPT. Kick things off in The City of a Thousand Minarets.

DAYS 20-21 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Welcome to cheap beer and fairytale-like architecture. (B) (B,D)

DAY 2 CAIRO TO ASWAN VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. There’s old and then there’s the necropolis of Saqqara. Soak up some ancient history and haggle at Khan el-Khalili market. (B)

DAY 23 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Stop by historic Dresden on our way to Berlin. (B,D)

DAY 22 PRAGUE. Explore Prague today at your own pace. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Local guide in Dubrovnik ++ Visit Srebrenica Memorial ++ Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau (entrance fees not included) ++ Visit historic Valley of the Kings (entrance fees not included) ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 29 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hotels, 18 nights in hostels, 2 nights in bungalows at European campsites & 2 nights aboard overnight coach ++ Cairo arrival and departure transfers ++ One-way flight from Cairo to Dubrovnik ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi (transportation varies in Egypt) ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver START WELCOME MEETING AT 7PM IN CAIRO FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 24 BERLIN. Berlin is yours. Cruise Kreuzberg, meet your mates in Mitte and devour as much currywurst. (B) DAY 25 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Home of The Little Mermaid and more Nordic ‘cool’, Copenhagen is sure to impress. (B) DAYS 26-27 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. Onto Hamburg aka the “Gateway to the World”. Judge this port city yourself. (B) (B) DAYS 28-29 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe. (B)(B,D) DAY 30 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning. (B) This is a section of the 49 Day Mega European trip. See p.108 or visit our website.


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DAY 2 ROME TO SAILING IN GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. An Italian road trip today to meet our overnight ferry to Greece. (B) DAYS 3-5 SAILING IN GREECE. Bring on three great days of sailing. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L) DAY 6 SAILING IN GREECE TO ATHENS. Onwards to the Greek capital. (B,D) DAYS 7-8 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Two nights to kick back on Greek island time. (B,D) (B) DAY 9 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. Catch the ferry back to Athens for one more night. (B) DAY 10 ATHENS TO METEORA. Heading north to Meteora, we visit a network of 14th century clifftop monasteries. (B,D) DAY 11 METEORA TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Keep an eye out for the Tirana’s pastel buildings. (B,D) DAY 12-13 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. On to Montenegro before reaching Dubrovnik, home to epic sunsets. (B,D) (B) DAYS 14–15 DUBROVNIK TO PLITVICE LAKES. Head north along the Dalmatian Coast. Stop at the walled city of Zadar en route to Plitvice Lakes. (B) (B,D) DAY 16-17 PLITVICE LAKES TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Prepare for vineyards and a castle to rival Game of Thrones as we roll into Slovenia. (B,L) (B) DAY 18 LJUBLJANA TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. To Sarajevo today – a charming city that is now rebuilding itself after war. (B,D) DAY 19-20 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Belgrade = character and charm. Includes a visit to the Srebrenica Memorial. (B) (B) DAY 21 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Hello, twin cities: Buda and Pest. Giant bowl of goulash, we’re coming for you. (B,D) DAYS 22-23 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Onto charming Vienna aka the only city that produces its own wine. (B) (B)

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Local guides in Dubrovnik 3 nights Sailing in Greece Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 34 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hotels, 19 nights hostels, 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 2 nights in canvas cabins, 3 nights sailing in Greece & 1 night in a cabin on overnight ferry ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 24 VIENNA TO KRAKOW, POLAND. Next, gothic Krakow to meet a fire-breathing dragon and devour all the pierogi. (B) DAYS 25-26 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Welcome to cheap beer and fairytale-like architecture. (B)(B,D)

DAY 27-28 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Stop by historic Dresden on our way to Berlin for our city tour. (B) (B,D) DAY 29 BERLIN. Cruise Kreuzberg, meet your mates in Mitte and devour as much currywurst as humanly possible. (B) DAY 30 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Home of The Little Mermaid and more Nordic ‘cool’, Copenhagen is sure to impress. (B) DAYS 31-32 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. Onto Hamburg aka the “Gateway to the World”. (B) (B) DAY 33 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe. (B)

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DAY 34-35 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Discover Amsterdam by bike + our farewell dinner canal cruise, before we make tracks back to London.. (B,D) (B) This is a section of the 49 Day Mega European trip. See p.110 or visit our website.

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DAY 1 ROME. Meet the gang and start your adventure by gawking at Rome.(B,D)


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DAY 8 BARCELONA. Roll out of your bed and get on the tapas trail today. (B) DAY 9 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. A crash course in perfume then on to the red carpets and Rolexes of the Riviera. (B) DAY 10 FRENCH RIVIERA. Go paparazzi in town today before we head off to Monaco and put it all on red. (B) DAY 11 FRENCH RIVIERA TO VENICE, ITALY. Stop off in Verona to check out Juliet’s balcony before arriving in the city of canals. (B,D) DAY 12 VENICE. A vaporetto ride + walking tour exploring St Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace = perfect day. (B,D) DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. First up, Pisa. Then on to Florence for a serve of culinary renaissance. (B,L,D) DAY 14 FLORENCE TO ROME. On to Rome to check out what the Romans really did. (B,D) DAY 15 ROME. Take in the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Vatican City today. Also: pizza. (B)

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TRIP CODE: EEEDLL DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Cross the English Channel to the City of Love, before embarking on a driving tour and an #epic gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Roam free and do Paris your way (wander the artsy Montmartre district, anyone?). Then: an optional river cruise or cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 PARIS. Another free day in Paris to soak up all those Frenchy vibes. Oui oui! (B)

DAY 4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. #Jawdropping scenery ahead as we head to the Swiss Alps. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS. Instagram heaven from the summit of Jungfrau mountain today. (B,L,D) DAY 6 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. Go medieval in Avignon and check out the Palace of the Popes today. (B,L) DAY 7 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. First stop is the famous Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard before we hit sangria town. (B,D)

DAYS 18-20 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Prepare for three nights of sun-worshipping in the Greek Islands. Eat, sleep, rave, repeat. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 21 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. Another ferry returns us to Athens for a second dose of ancient vibes. (B) DAY 22 ATHENS TO METEORA. Heading north to Meteora to visit a complex of clifftop monasteries dating back to the 14th century. (B,D) DAY 23 METEORA TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Next stop Albania for a glimpse of life in the former hard line communist state. (B,D) DAYS 24-25 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. On to Montenegro and passing


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DAY 26 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Via Mostar to Sarajevo, a city that’s still shaking off its tragic past. (B,D) DAY 27 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. We’ll help you get your bearings before letting you loose among the cool bars in the Old Town. (B) DAY 28 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. We'll show you round a city best known for art nouveau, hot springs and ruin bars. (B) DAY 29 BUDAPEST. Help yourself on this free day. Culture vulture? Foodie fanatic? Anything in between? You'll be loving it. (B) DAY 30 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. On to Vienna for some opera, apple strudel and possibly the best coffee in Europe. (B) DAY 31 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. On to the cobblestone streets of Prague. But first a sobering visit to a former concentration camp. (B,D) DAY 32 PRAGUE. A full day for street food, quirky museums and the most beautiful Old Town in Europe. (B) DAY 33 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Stop at historic Dresden en route to Berlin, one of Europe’s most happening cities. (B,D) DAY 34 BERLIN. Check out Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial with a local guide, or just take the city by storm. Today is all you. PS: The nightlife here is famous for a reason. (B) DAY 35 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. To Amsterdam, famous for Van Gogh, liberal attitudes and vintage shopping. Thirty-two markets and 6,159 shops should keep you busy for a while. (B)

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Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower French Riviera perfumery experience Local guides in Florence, Tirana & Dubrovnik Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Sun, sea & party on Mykonos Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration Visit the Pont du Gard Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 36 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 17 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hotels, 19 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 3 nights in canvas cabins & 1 night in a cabin on 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 START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 36 AMSTERDAM. Discover the Dutch capital by bike before our farewell dinner canal cruise tonight. (B,D) DAY 37 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we ferry back to London. (B)

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the Bay of Kotor before we cross the border to Croatia and #hashtagworthy Dubrovnik. (B,D) (B)


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DAY 12 ANDALSNES TO STEINKJER. Chase the sun to Trondheim, the religious capital of Norway. Repent your sins. Next stop is Hell. Yes, really. Only this one is usually frozen over. But really, temps can dip down to -25°C #brrr. After snapping up some photographic proof, we're off to Steinkjer for the night. (B,L,D) DAY 13 STEINKJER TO BJERKA. Another day, another Snapchat-worth scenery. Next up: Bjerka. (B,L,D) DAY 14 BJERKA TO TYSFJORD. Tysfjord for the night to experience the narrowest point in Norway. (B,L,D) DAY 15 TYSFJORD TO SKIBOTN. A chance to check out Svartisen—the second largest glacier in Norway— before we cross the Arctic Circle. Polar ice baths and wood-fired saunas build character. (B,L,D)

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TRIP CODE: EERSGG DAYS 1-2 BERLIN, GERMANY. Despite spending the better part of a century in the crosshairs of history, Berlin is now one of Europe’s biggest creative hubs. With more museums than rainy days and some of the best DJs on the continent, the only thing you’ll miss is sleep. But there’s time for that later. (D) (B)

DAYS 5-7 COPENHAGEN TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. You know it for the $1 IKEA hotdogs, meatballs and ridiculously good-looking people, but Sweden’s capital also punches way above its weight in design, fashion, and multicultural vibes you wouldn’t expect this close to the Arctic Circle. (B,L,D) (B) (B)

DAYS 3-4 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. On to Copenhagen to find out why this city keeps popping up among the top five most liveable cities in the world. Trivia: the Little Mermaid was born here. (B,L,D) (B)

DAYS 8-9 STOCKHOLM TO OSLO, NORWAY. From the cosmopolitan city vibes of Stockholm to a more laidback experience in Oslo. (B,L,D) (B,L) DAYS 10-11 OSLO TO ANDALSNES. On to Lillehammer, home of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

DAY 18 OLDERFJORD TO ROVANIEMI, FINLAND. Sing jingle bells as we make our way to Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus. Then on to the lakeside town of Jyvaskyla to find out why they call it the Athens of Finland. (B,L,D) DAY 19 ROVANIEMI TO JYVASKYLA. Next up: Jyvaskyla and a visit to the Alvar Aalto museum. (B,L,D) DAY 20 JYVASKYLA TO HELSINKI. A short trip south to the Finnish capital, Helsinki. Kick back and let us show you the highlights of this funky town. (B,L)


DAYS 23-25 TALLINN TO ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. Cross the border to Russia for a tour of the country’s former capital with a local guide. The Hermitage contains enough art treasures to rival any museum in the world. (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAY 26 ST PETERSBURG TO NOVGOROD. Through the Russian countryside to the World Heritage-listed city Novgorod. Try: Medovukha, the Russian version of mead. (B,L,D) DAYS 27-29 NOVGOROD TO MOSCOW. Roll past former communist farmlands as we make our way to the Kremlin to rendezvous with our guide in Moscow. Get all the intel before we let loose to explore. (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAY 30 MOSCOW TO VELIKIYE LUKI. Overnight stay in Velikie Luki, also known as “Small Stalingrad”. (B,L,D)

DAYS 31-32 VELIKIYE LUKI TO RIGA, LATVIA. Cross the border into Latvia and travel to Riga, another Baltic addition to the World Heritage List. (B,D) (B) DAY 33 RIGA TO VILNIUS, LITHUANIA. To the capital of Lithuania to check out the Old Town. (B) DAYS 34-35 VILNIUS TO WARSAW, POLAND. Modern day Warsaw is a far cry from its war-torn past. Street art, picturesque lakes and epic street food is just the beginning. Start in the Old Jewish Ghetto and Pawiak Prison then free time to explore. (B,D) (B)

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Geiranger Fjord cruise Cross the Arctic Circle Polar plunge & wood fired sauna in Skibotn Local guide with the trip for 8 days through Russia Entrance to the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg Metro & Kremlin tours in Moscow Welcome & farewell dinners in Berlin Visit Santa’s workshop in Rovaniemi, Finland

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DAYS 21-22 HELSINKI TO TALLINN, ESTONIA. More fairy tale magic as we hop across to Tallinn with its old city walls and medieval buildings. A walking tour will show you the highlights before we hand you over to the city. (B,D) (B)

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DAY 15 ROME. The day is yours to check out the Vatican City. (B,D) DAY 16 ROME TO GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. An Italian road trip today to meet our overnight ferry to Greece. (B) DAYS 17-19 SAILING IN GREECE. Bring on three great days of sailing. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L) DAY 20 PLATARIA TO ATHENS. Off the boats and onto Athens. (B,D) DAY 21 ATHENS TO CAIRO, EGYPT AND OVERNIGHT COACH TO ASWAN. Time to walk like an Egyptian into Cairo. (B)

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DAYS 5-6 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Bye bye, Barca. Hello lush stylings of the French Riv. (B) (B)

DAY 2 PARIS. Free time to explore Paris before finishing your day with an optional Seine River cruise or cabaret show. (B)

DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Picture life in the fast lane as we cruise through dazzling Monaco (ticking off another country in the process). (B)

DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Soak up all the Frenchy feels with a glass of the region’s finest. (B,L)

DAYS 8-9 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Roll into nature’s masterpiece, the Swiss Alps. (B,D) (B,L)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. Channel your inner Spaniard at tonight’s optional flamenco show. Olé! (B,D)

DAY 10 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Seek out Juliet’s balcony in Verona en route to canal-lined Venice. (B,D)

DAY 24 ASWAN TO LUXOR. Once the capital of ancient Egypt, Luxor’s now a history-strewn landscape of souks and temples. Today we’ll visit two of the region’s major temples. (B) DAY 25 LUXOR TO CAIRO VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. Today we walk into the Valley of the Kings. Then: an overnighter to Cairo. (B) DAY 26 CAIRO. It’s all about the Pyramids of Giza today (that and the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum). (B) DAY 27 CAIRO TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. Venture across the Med to the jewel in Croatia’s crown. (B) DAY 28 DUBROVNIK. Devour some classic Croatian fare.

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DAY 31 PLITVICE LAKES TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Loo-bee-yana is Slovenia’s capital and a thriving hotbed of cafes and laidback charm. (B) DAY 32 LJUBLJANA TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. To Sarajevo today—a remarkable city that is now rebuilding itself after war. (B,D) DAY 33 SARAJEVO. Go underground with an optional tunnel tour. (B) DAY 34 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Belgrade = charisma and charm. Includes a visit to the Srebrenica Memorial. (B) DAY 35 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Hello, twin cities: Buda and Pest. Goulash = amazing. (B,D) DAYS 36-37 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Onto charming Vienna. (B)

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DAY 38 VIENNA TO KRAKOW, POLAND. Crack into Krakow. (B) DAYS 39-40 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Welcome to cheap beer and fairytale-like architecture. (B) (B,D) DAY 41 PRAGUE. Prague = free day. (B) DAY 42 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Stop by Dresden on our way to Berlin. (B,D) DAY 43 BERLIN. Cruise Kreuzberg, meet your mates in Mitte and devour as much currywurst as humanly possible. (B) DAY 44 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Home of Nordic ‘cool’, Copenhagen will impress. (B) DAYS 45-46 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. Onto Hamburg aka the “Gateway to the World”. (B) (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Paris city driving tour Local guides in Florence & Dubrovnik Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Stay at a resort in Tuscany 3 nights sailing in Greece Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower French Riviera perfumery experience Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Italian feast in the Tuscan Hills ++ Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau (entrance fees not included) ++ Visit historic Valley of the Kings (entrance fees not included)

MORE INCLUSIONS

++ 48 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 15 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in hotels, 26 nights in hostels, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 8 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 2 nights aboard overnight coach & 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi (transportation varies in Egypt) ++ All ferry crossings ++ Flights in and out of Cairo plus airport transfers ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chefs DAY 47 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe.(B) DAY 48 AMSTERDAM. Discover Amsterdam by bike before our farewell dinner canal cruise. (B,D) DAY 49 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning (B)

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

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

STARTING FROM $ 142 / D AY

DAYS 29-30 DUBROVNIK TO PLITVICE LAKES. Pit stop in Zadar before moving forward to the UNESCO World Heritage, Plitvice Lakes. Prepare for #epic amounts of natural beauty. (B,D) (B,L)


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DAY 11 VENICE. Keep dry with a walking tour of Venice’s greats. (B,D) DAY 12 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Shimmy past Pisa today.

(B,L,D)

DAY 13 FLORENCE. Explore the streets of Florence with a local guide. (B) DAY 14 FLORENCE TO ROME. Become an amateur historian in no time on our guided city walking tour in Rome. (B) DAY 15 ROME. The day is yours to check out the Vatican City. (B,D) DAY 16 ROME TO GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. An Italian road trip today to meet our overnight ferry to Greece. (B) DAYS 17-19 SAILING IN GREECE. Bring on three great days of sailing. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L) DAY 20 PLATARIA TO ATHENS. Off the boats and on to the Greek capital. (B,D) DAYS 21-22 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Two nights to kick back on Greek island time. (B,D) (B)

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DAY 24 ATHENS TO METEORA. Today, visit a network of 14th century clifftop monasteries. (B,D)

TRIP CODE: EEMELL DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Watch Paris sparkle with a gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Explore Paris before an optional Seine River cruise or cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Soak up all the Frenchy feels with a glass of the region’s finest. (B,L) DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. Channel your inner Spaniard at tonight’s optional flamenco show. Olé! (B,D)

DAYS 5-6 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Hello lush stylings of the French Riv. (B) (B) DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Picture life in the fast lane as we cruise through dazzling Monaco. (B) DAYS 8-9 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Treat your senses to a perfume factory visit before heading into the Swiss Alps. (B,D) (B,L) DAY 10 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Seek out Juliet’s balcony in Verona before we push through to the canallined maze of Venice. (B,D)

DAY 25 METEORA TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Tirana ticks all the rainbow coloured boxes. Keep an eye out for the capital’s pastel buildings. (B,D) DAY 26 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. On to Montenegro before reaching Dubrovnik. (B,D) DAY 27 DUBROVNIK. Someone once said, “those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik”. (B) DAYS 28–29 DUBROVNIK TO PLITVICE LAKES. Stop at the walled city of Zadar en route to the Plitvice Lakes. (B) (B,D)


TOP OPTIONALS ++ Swiss Alps Sky diving ++ Vatican City tour

DAY 31 PLITVICE LAKES TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Prepare for a castle to rival Game of Thrones as we roll into Slovenia. (B) DAY 32 LJUBLJANA TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. To Sarajevo today – a charming city that is now rebuilding itself after war. (B,D) DAY 33 SARAJEVO. Explore the capital’s unique cafe culture or go underground with an optional tunnel tour. (B) DAY 34 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Belgrade = charisma and charm. Includes a visit to the Srebrenica Memorial. (B) DAY 35 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Hello, twin cities: Buda and Pest. Goulash = Ah-maze! (B,D) DAYS 36-37 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Onto charming Vienna aka the only city that produces its own wine. (B) (B) DAY 38 VIENNA TO KRAKOW, POLAND. Onto gothic Krakow to meet a fire-breathing dragon and devour all the pierogi. (B) DAYS 39-40 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Welcome to fairytale-like architecture. (B)(B,D) DAY 41 PRAGUE. Explore Prague today at your own pace. (B) DAY 42 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Roll into Berlin for our city tour. (B,D) DAY 43 BERLIN. Meet your mates in Mitte and devour as much currywurst as humanly possible. (B) DAY 44 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Home of Nordic ‘cool’, Copenhagen is sure to impress. (B) DAYS 45-46 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. Onto Hamburg aka the “Gateway to the World”. Judge this port city yourself. (B) (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Paris city driving tour Local guides in Florence & Dubrovnik Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Stay at a resort in Tuscany 3 nights sailing in Greece Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower French Riviera perfumery experience Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau

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DAY 47 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe. (B) DAY 48 AMSTERDAM. Discover Amsterdam before our farewell dinner canal cruise. (B,D) DAY 49 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we ferry back to London. (B)

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 48 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 19 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hotels, 27 nights in hostels, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 8 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 2 nights in canvas cabins & 1 night in a cabin on overnight ferry ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ All ferry crossings ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Awesome Trip Leader + Driver On-Site Chefs

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TRIP PRICE OF $6295 TRIP PRICE OF $6595 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

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STARTING FROM $ 123 / D AY

DAY 30 PLITVICE LAKES. Spend a free day in the World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park. (B,L)

PHOTO FROM LEFT (CLOCKWISE): MYKONOS | ATHENS | MYKONOS | PARIS | BARCELONA | LAUTERBRUNNEN

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Our Camping trips may be the most affordable way to see Europe, but don't think you’re slumming it: from deluxe European campsites to an on-road Chef, this is camping – Topdeck style. Keep your eyes peeled for hostel upgrades along the way, how luxe! Sociable and more fun than you can poke a tent pole at, these trips offer the ultimate outdoor travelling experience.

DAYS | TRIP NAME

8 DAY | Western Inspiration 11 DAY | Western Paradiso 11 DAY | Budapest to Big Ben 14 DAY | Eastern Inspiration 14 DAY | Pasta & Peaks 14 DAY | Western Crossing 15 DAY | Mountains & Beaches 15 DAY | Eastern Highlights 19 DAY | Adriatic Express 19 DAY | Romans to Vikings 20 DAY | Eastern Paradiso 21 DAY | Eastern Pathways 22 DAY | Eastern Voyage 26 DAY | Europe Inspired 28 DAY | European Paradiso 34 DAY | European 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.

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

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 10 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights in campsites in spacious twin-­­share dome style tents with air mattress, 6 nights multi-­share hostel upgrade ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + Topdeck Chef

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO MONT ST-­MICHEL. (B,L,D) DAY 4 MONT ST-­MICHEL TO BORDEAUX. (B,L,D) DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN. (B,L) DAY 6 SAN SEBASTIAN. (B) DAY 7 SAN SEBASTIAN TO MADRID. (B,L,D) DAY 8 MADRID. (B) DAY 9-11 MADRID TO BARCELONA. (B,L,D) (B) (B) This is a section of the 28 Day European Paradiso trip. See p.126 or visit our website.

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DAY 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. DAY 2 BUDAPEST. (B) DAY 3 BUDAPEST TO KRAKOW, POLAND. (B,L) DAY 4 KRAKOW. (B) DAY 5 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,L,D) DAY 6 PRAGUE. (B) DAY 7 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) DAY 8 BERLIN. (B)

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DAY 11 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

DAY 12 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B,L)

This is a section of a the 34 Day European Adventure. See p.128 or visit our website.

DAY 14 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

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DAY 1 ROME. Enter carb town. Shake hands with Roman legends and new campers over the next few days. Make sure you get plenty of zzz’s tonight – tomorrow: time to explore. (D) DAY 2 ROME. Today: epic walking tour – Italian style. Gelato breaks x1000 essential. (B) DAY 3 ROME. A slice of history as we visit buried Pompeii. Then make the most of your last night in the Italian capital and keep carb-loading. Just. Don’t. Stop. (B) DAY 4 ROME TO FLORENCE. Lean on each other as we shimmy on past Pisa. Then, cast your gaze over Rome with that 360-degree view from the Basilica (optional) before we head off to Florence. (B,L,D) DAY 5 FLORENCE. Get down with a walking tour. Visit cheeky David - that hot dayum nude dude, and strut through the city with Italian flair. Try: Florentine Steak. It’s a MAJOR thing. (B) DAY 6 FLORENCE TO VENICE. We’ve got a sinking feeling that Venice is up next. (B,L,D) DAY 7 VENICE. Shoo pigeons on today’s walking tour. Then, take on Venice at your own pace. Get lost and storm through a maze of bridges and canals. Treat yo’ self at the end of the day with the winning combo of bubbly + peach purée = Bellini magic (the cocktail was born here). (B)

STARTING FROM $ 95/ D AY

DAY 8 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS. Wash down that last Italian espresso. Today we high five new heights in the Swiss Alps. (B,L,D) DAY 9 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO SWISS ALPS VIA VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN. Onwards to the next set of Alps via landlocked Liechtenstein where big things come from small places. (B,L,D) DAY 10 SWISS ALPS. A day to fondue until you drop, or catch the epic views from the top of Jungfrau mountain on an optional excursion. Feeling brave? FYI: last chance to skydive (optional). (B,L,D) DAY 11 SWISS ALPS TO RHINE VALLEY, GERMANY. Raise a glass to the winemakers of the region- half of

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Local guide in Florence Day trip to Pompei & guided tour Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Visit to Pisa, Italy Stay in the Rhine Castle district

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D) ++ 11 nights in European campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattress, 2 nights multi­-share hostel upgrade ++ Modern air-­conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + Topdeck Chef

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Vatican City Tour ++ Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal, Venice START MEET AT 8PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

Germany’s wine comes from here. Trust us, it’s legit and damn delicious. (B,L,D)

DAY 12 RHINE VALLEY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam next. Insert vintage bikes and dutch fries. (B,L) DAY 13 AMSTERDAM. A free day to explore. Ultimate cool in the land of the Dutch, grab a stroopwafel and hit the streets like a local. Don’t miss the chance to get #cruise-y on the canals tonight. (B,D) DAY 14 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. All good things come to an end, so start swapping those phone numbers. Buh-bye for now until next time. (B) This is a section of the 28 day European Paradiso. See pg.126 or visit our website.


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PHOTO: ST PETER'S SQUARE, VATICAN CITY

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DAY 2 PARIS. Start your day with the usual suspects: The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées and Notre Dame Cathedral. Then: go all old school Parisien at an optional cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. It’s all about the epic scenery happening outside your window today. Next stop: Lauterbrunnen. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Welcome to Rivendell (that’s what Tolkien called it). Jump on Europe’s most epic train ride to the top of Jungfrau mountain. Close your mouth and grab that camera. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. Go medieval in Avignon and check out the pope’s old stomping ground. (B,L) DAY 6 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. First stop is the famous Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard before we hit Barcelona. (B,L,D) DAY 7 BARCELONA. A free day of sun, Gaudí and sangrias. Visit Park Güell to see some Gaudí architecture, go shopping or just stuff yourself on patatas bravas. (B) DAY 8 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Follow the Mediterranean coast to the home of the rich and famous – the Cote d’Azur. (B,L,D) DAY 9 FRENCH RIVIERA. Fake it until you make it as we go celebrity spotting on the French Riviera. More mingling tonight at the casinos of Monaco. (B) DAY 10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO VENICE, ITALY. Stop off in Verona to check out Juliet’s balcony before arriving in the city of canals. (B,L,D) DAY 11 VENICE. A vaporetto ride + walking tour exploring St Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace = #bestdayever. (B) DAY 12 VENICE TO FLORENCE. First up, Pisa, then on to Florence for a serve of culinary renaissance. (B,L,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Local guide in Florence Visit Pont du Gard

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in European campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattress & 4 nights multi-share hostel upgrade ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + Topdeck Chef

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sky diving in the Swiss Alps ++ Seine River Cruise START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN ROME

DAY 13 FLORENCE TO ROME. Enjoy a walking tour of Rome before the carb hunt begins. (B) DAY 14 ROME. Visit Vatican City, swap contact details and grab a last gelato. This is the end of the line. (B) This is a section of the 34 Day European Adventure trip. See p.128 or visit our website.

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Cross the English Channel on our way to Pah-ree to kick things off with a tour of the city and a gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D)


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DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. (B,L,D) DAY 6 FLORENCE TO ROME. (B) DAY 7 ROME. (B,D) DAY 8 ROME TO VENICE. (B,L,D) DAY 9 VENICE. (B) DAY 10 VENICE TO PAG ISLAND, CROATIA, VIA POSTOJNA CAVES, SLOVENIA. (B,L,D)

++ Local guide in Dubrovnik ++ Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration ++ Plitvice National Park ++ Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau START MEET AT 6PM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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DAYS 1-2 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 DUBROVNIK TO PLITVICE LAKES. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAYS 5-6 PLITVICE LAKES TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (B,L) (B) DAYS 7-8 BUDAPEST TO KRAKOW, POLAND. (B,L) (B) DAYS 9-10 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 11-12 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) (B) DAYS 13-14 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B,L) (B,D) DAY 15 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B) This is a section of the 34 Day Europe Adventure. See p. 128 or visit our website.

DAYS 11-12 PAG ISLAND. (B,L) (B) DAY 13 PAG ISLAND TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (B,L)

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DAY 2 ROME TO GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Make tracks across the Italian countryside to catch the ferry to Greece. (B,L) DAYS 3-5 SAILING IN GREECE. Bring on three days of sailing on the Ionian Sea. As someone once said: this is the good life. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L) DAY 6 GREECE TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. On to the architectural equivalent of the colour run. Google Edi Rama. (B,L,D) DAY 7 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. Irish writer George Bernard Shaw called Dubrovnik heaven on earth. Today, you’ll find out why. (B,D)

DAY 8 DUBROVNIK. Cue dramatic city walls, glitzy nightlife and the sunsets they never showed you in Game of Thrones. (B) DAY 9 DUBROVNIK TO PLITVICE LAKES. More #jawdropping scenery as we make a quick stop at the old walled city Zadar on our way to the Plitvice Lakes. (B,L,D) DAY 10 PLITVICE LAKES. A free day to find out for yourself why this National Park is on the World Heritage list. (B,L,D) DAY 11 PLITVICE LAKES TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Flowery beards have yet to catch on, but the hipsters here have converted old ruins to chic little bars. Pretty cool stuff. Also: hot springs. (B,L) DAY 12 BUDAPEST. Free day to explore. The thermal baths are just what the doctor ordered. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau ++ Local guides in Dubrovnik & Tirana

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 18 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattress, 1 night + hotel upgrade, 4 nights multi-share hostel upgrade, 3 nights sailing in Greece & 1 night in cabins on overnight ferry from Italy to Greece ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + Topdeck Chef

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DAY 16 PRAGUE. A full day for street food, quirky museums and the most beautiful Old Town in Europe. (B)

DAY 17 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Stop at historic Dresden en route to Berlin, one of Europe’s most happening cities. (B,D) DAY 18 BERLIN. Check out the Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust memorial and Checkpoint Charlie. Then the city is yours. PS: The nightlife here is famous for a reason. (B)

DAY 14 KRAKOW. Buff up on history at Wawel Castle, feed the ducks on the bank of the Wisla and after dinner, slay a few glasses of mead. (B)

DAY 19 BERLIN. Who said all good things have to come to an end? This is just the start of another adventure. (B) This is a section of the 34 Day European Adventure trip. See p. 128 or visit our website.

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++ Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik ++ Berlin Alternative Tour and Nightlife Tour

DAY 13 BUDAPEST TO KRAKOW, POLAND. Get all up in the streets of Krakow today on a walking tour. Then: your day, your choice. (B,L)

DAY 15 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. On to the cobblestoned streets. But first a sobering visit to former concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. (B,L,D)

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DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. All roads lead to Rome. Dig into a tasty Roman-style dinner and get to know your trip mates tonight. (D)


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DAY 2 VENICE. After a walking tour, you could do worse than a visit to Cannaregio for a slice of local life. (B) DAY 3-5 VENICE TO PAG ISLAND, CROATIA. Fact: Pag Island is the highest producer of salt in Croatia. There are beaches and epic sunsets too. Repeat. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B) DAY 6 PAG ISLAND TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Get ready for an Eastern European road trip today. Score a point for every place name with less than two vowels. (B,L,D) DAY 7 BUDAPEST. With Mission Impossible filmed in Budapest, we’re on the lookout for celebs. And other cool things. (B) DAY 8 BUDAPEST TO KRAKOW, POLAND. A sobering start to the day with a trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Then onto gothic Krakow. (B,L) DAY 9 KRAKOW. Plac Nowy. The place to be seen for those in the know. (B) DAY 10 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. We’re off to discover just why Prague keeps topping those European Bucket Lists. Let us help you get your bearings. (B,L,D)

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DAY 12 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. A master class in reconstruction. Dresden was almost completely destroyed over two nights of bombing during WW2. (B,D) DAY 13 BERLIN. Hipster jeans ready for this free day. Admire edgy street art or drink cocktails in Mitte—your choice. (B) DAY 14 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. We’re off to the coolest city in Scandinavia (sorry Stockholm). (B,L,D) DAY 15 COPENHAGEN. More Michelin-starred restaurants than any other Scandinavian city. For a sweet tooth, check out Flødeboller (Google it). (B,L)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Pag Island getaway ++ Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau ++ Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice ++ Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 18 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 11 nights in European campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattress & 7 nights multi-share hostel upgrade ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + Topdeck Chef

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Canal drinks cruise in Amsterdam ++ Berlin Alternative Tour & Nightlife tour START MEET AT 6PM IN VENICE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 16 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. Hamburg has more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined (>2300 to be exact). (B,L) DAY 17 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Get your bearings and revel in the ‘Dam. (B,L) DAY 18 AMSTERDAM. We’re culture keen today with Anne Frank’s house and the Van Gogh Museum. It would seem rude not to take two wheels. (B,D) DAY 19 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. A drop-off in London allows plenty of options to continue the fun. (B) This is a section of the 26 Day Europe Inspired trip. See p.124 or visit our website.


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DAY 2 BARCELONA. A free day of sun, Gaudí and sangrias. Visit Park Güell to see some Gaudí architecture or just stuff yourself on patatas bravas. (B)

++ Local guide in Florence ++ Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration ++ Day trip to Pompeii + guided tour

DAYS 4-6 SARDINIA. Swim. Eat. Relax. Repeat. You’re in paradise: live it up. (B,D) (B,L) (B,L,D) DAY 7 SARDINIA TO ROME. Swap the beach for ancient ruins and heaps of pasta. Get your carb fix or go straight for gelato. (B,L) DAY 8 ROME. Get your bearings on a walking tour before cutting loose to get a closer look at the sights on your bucket list. Don’t miss Capitoline Hill for some epic views. (B)

DAY 9 ROME. Day trip it to Pompeii. A local feast awaits your return to Rome tonight. (B) DAY 10 ROME TO FLORENCE. First, a stop to get THAT photo in Pisa. Then, check out the home of the Pope, the Vatican Museums (optional) before we head off to Florence. (B,L,D) DAY 11 FLORENCE. A walking tour to kick things off. Hit the Central Market for some local grub or take in the cityscape from Piazzale Michelangelo. (B) DAY 12 FLORENCE TO VENICE. Today we hit the floating city of Venice. Get lost amongst the maze of picturesque canals. (B,L,D) DAY 13 VENICE. Get your bearings on a walking tour. See San Marco Square and the old Jewish quarter before roaming free. (B) DAY 14 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS. Chase adrenaline this afternoon or hang back to make the most of that #nofilter. (B,L,D) DAY 15 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO SWISS ALPS VIA VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN. More jaw­-dropping scenery as we cross over into Switzerland. (B,L,D) DAY 16 SWISS ALPS. Train it up to the top of Jungfrau, jump at the chance to skydive or crane your neck from the Alpine village. (B,L,D)

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DAY 18 RHINE VALLEY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Off to the home of Anne Frank and Van Gogh. Also: fries + mayo served in a cone. (B,L) DAY 19 AMSTERDAM. Shop vintage in Jordaan or get cultural at the Rijksmuseum. The city is yours today. Then teary goodbyes at our farewell dinner plus the chance to cruise the canals by night. (B,D) DAY 20 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. All good things come to an end. (B) This is a section of the 28 Day European Paradiso trip. See p.126 or visit our website.

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DAY 3 BARCELONA TO SARDINIA, ITALY VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Off to Sardinia for three days on the beach. Beware of a possible traffic jam with the island’s four million sheep. (B,D)

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DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. Meet your new travel mates in the afternoon. (D)

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DAY 2 ROME TO GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Through the Italian countryside to the overnight ferry to Greece. (B,L)

++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen ++ Local guides in Dubrovnik & Tirana

DAYS 3-5 SAILING IN GREECE. Three great days on the Ionian Sea. Absolute paradise. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L) DAY 6 GREECE TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Next stop Albania for a glimpse of life in the former socialist republic. (B,L,D) DAYS 7-8 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. On to Montenegro and the stunning coastal scenery before reaching Dubrovnik, home to epic sunsets. (B,D) (B) DAYS 9-10 DUBROVNIK TO PLITVICE LAKES. Follow the Dalmatian coast north to Zadar. Then: the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 11 PLITVICE LAKES TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Two nights of art nouveau and ruin bars in Budapest. (B,L) DAY 12 BUDAPEST. We love you Budapest. Don’t miss the Central Market Hall for local treats. (B) DAY 13 BUDAPEST TO KRAKOW, POLAND. Get all up in the streets of Krakow today on a walking tour. Then: your day, your choice. (B,L)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 20 breakfasts (B), 11 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattresses, 1 night hotel upgrade, 6 nights multi-share hostel upgrade, 3 nights sailing in Greece & 1 night in cabins on overnight ferry from Italy to Greece ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + Topdeck Chef

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik ++ Canal drinks cruise in Amsterdam START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 14 KRAKOW. Buff up on history at Wawel Castle, feed the ducks on the bank of the Wisla and after dinner, slay a few glasses of mead. (B)

DAY 18 BERLIN. First up, a city tour of Checkpoint Charlie and the Holocaust Memorial for those who want a dose of history before we hand you over to the night. (B)

DAY 15 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. A sobering visit to the former concentration camp Mauthausen. Then, Prague. (B,L,D)

DAY 19 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Home to cheese, clogs and tulips. Also: the tallest people in the world. (B,L)

DAY 16 PRAGUE. Loads of free time to explore Prague’s nooks and crannies today. Get your nostalgia fix at the Museum of Communism then explore a worldrenowned beer range you don’t have to be hipster to appreciate. (B)

DAY 20 AMSTERDAM. Shake off last night with a bike ride along the canals, then off to find out more about this Van Gogh guy. Tonight we feast. (B,D)

DAY 17 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Quick stop in Dresden then on to Berlin. (B,D)

DAY 21 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Cue sad faces and good byes as we wrap up in London. (B) This is a section of the 34 Day European Adventure trip. See p.128 or visit our website.


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DAY 2 MLJET TO MAKARSKA. Navigate through the awe-inspiring Mljet National Park. (B,L,D) DAY 3 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. Catch some rays on deck or some zzz’s, and head for Split. (B,L) DAY 4 SPLIT TO HVAR. Slip away to Hvar and visit the Old Fortress. (B,L) DAY 5 HVAR TO KORCULA. Rumour has it that THE Marco Polo once stomped around Korcula. (B,L) DAY 6 KORCULA TO TRESTENIK. Sail into Trestenik.

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DAYS 7-9 TRESTENIK TO DUBROVNIK. Raise the anchor and reunite with medieval Dubrovnik. (B,L) (B,D) (B) DAY 10 DUBROVNIK TO PLITVICE LAKES. Roll out and onto Plitvice Lakes via Zadar. (B,L,D) DAY 11 PLITVICE LAKES. Today, National Park time. Wipe that jaw-dropped-shocked face away. Stuh-ning! (B,L,D)

DAYS 12-13 PLITVICE LAKES TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (B,L) (B) DAY 14 BUDAPEST TO KRAKOW, POLAND. Pay attention with a local guide to show you the Polish way. (B,L)

DAY 15 KRAKOW. Sink your teeth into some pierogi. (B) DAY 16 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Today, visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau site. Later, Prague. (B,L,D) DAY 17 PRAGUE. Free day - go wild! Opt to visit the clock tower with a cold beverage in hand. Later, pocket a pork knuckle. (B) DAY 18 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Travel into Berlin via Dresden where history does the talking. (B,D) DAY 19 BERLIN. Visit the Berlin Wall for tangible reminders of the cities starring role in European history. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Visit World Heritage destinations of Dubrovnik & Split ++ Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Guided tour of Krakow ++ Walking tour of Amsterdam ++ Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration

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DAY 20 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Hello Amsterdam! Jump over bridges and experience the Dam’s liberal charms. (B,L) DAY 21 AMSTERDAM. Get up close and personal with this crazy city. Later, unwind with a handful of dutch fries. (B,D) DAY 22 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. London calling! Today we end here. (B) This trip is a combination of the 8 Day Dubrovnik Dreams trip and the 15 Day Eastern Highlights trip. Please be aware there will be a change of crew throughout the trip. Passengers may also join or leave along the way.

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DAY 1 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA TO MLJET. Meet your shipmates then find your sea legs. (L)


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DAY 6 FLORENCE TO ROME. Two cities, one day. Your boots are made for walking (so you can earn your pasta). (B) DAY 7 ROME. Bella Italia is all yours today with a free day. Dodge mopeds and glam up your travel style to fit in. #wheninrome. (B,D) DAY 8 ROME TO VENICE. Ride up the leg of the boot to the floating (sinking) Queen of the Adriatic. (B,L,D) DAY 9 VENICE. Get lost in the maze of cobblestone streets, then take to the water on an optional gondola ride. (B) DAY 10-12 VENICE TO PAG ISLAND, CROATIA. Sunsets. Great cheese (Paski Sir). Bit of a beach party. What’s not to like as we arrive onto our own slice of the coolest country in Europe right now for three nights in paradise. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B) DAY 13 PAG ISLAND TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. On to the spiritual home of goulash, hot springs and the Rubik’ s cube for a driving tour of the twin cities: Buda and Pest. (B,L)

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DAY 14 BUDAPEST. Budapest rocks. Free day to hunt down ruin bars and check out the WW2 hospital hidden under Buda Castle. (B)

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TRIP CODE: ECCLLL 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. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Explore the City of Light on your own time today (on two wheels? Boat?). Whatever you do, don’t miss the macarons. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. If Heidi had taken a gap year, this would have been the home

stretch. 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. (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 15 BUDAPEST TO KRAKOW, POLAND. Onto gothic Krakow to meet a fire-breathing dragon and devour all the pierogi. (B,L) DAY 16 KRAKOW. For all the gothic architecture, Krakow also has 120 acres of parkland. Take time to visit Kosciuszko Mound for a bird's eye view. (B) DAY 17 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. A sobering start to the day with a trip to AuschwitzBirkenau. Then, we’re off to discover just why Prague keeps topping those European Bucket Lists. (B,L,D)


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DAY 19 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Historic sights + epic nightlife = Berlin. Good thing we've got a couple of nights here. (B,D) DAY 20 BERLIN. Berlin is cool. Very cool. People watch on Kastanienallée, then befriend the locals for the best art and music haunts to spend your free day. Pro tip: Kreuzberg is worth a wander. (B) DAY 21 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Channel your inner hipster (or pastry fiend). Copenhagen next. Cue clean lines and cosy vibes. (B,L,D)

DAY 22 COPENHAGEN. The world is your oyster today. Or your pickled herring. Your call. Explore the Meatpacking District and Nørrebro for a local vibe or unleash your inner child with a visit to Tivoli Gardens. (B,L)

DAY 23 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG, GERMANY. Grab one last Danish, we’re southbound after breakfast. Hamburg next. Get a guided tour before we check out the nightlife at the Port. (B,L) DAY 24 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. It’s all been said and ‘grammed for future #tbts. We’re off to get our photo taken sitting on ‘I amsterdam’. (B,L) DAY 25 AMSTERDAM. One million bikes within city limits, but only 700,000 residents. Optional bike tour anyone? (B,D) DAY 26 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. All good things come to an end, but you’re in London so you could stick around (or keep exploring...). (B)

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DAY 18 PRAGUE. In the first Eastern-bloc city to host a Michelin star, it’s time to feed your inner foodie. Top tip: Nakladany hermelin (pickled cheese) goes well with that end of day beer. (B)


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DAY 7 SAN SEBASTIAN TO MADRID. Pit stop in Pamplona for an orientation tour. Madrid next to get down with the Spanish capital. Cue non­-stop marcha (action) and insta-worthy grub. (B,L,D) DAY 8 MADRID. Over to you. Get your art fix at the Prado Museum or make like a local at one of the buzzing bistros and talk the day (and night) away. You can’t lose. (B) DAY 9 MADRID TO BARCELONA. Off to Zaragoza for a bit of history and a glimpse of the mighty Basilica of Our Lady before we take Barcelona for a spin. (B,L,D) DAY 10 BARCELONA. Get your fix of Gaudi and Art Nouveau. It’s your day, your way. (B) DAY 11­-14 BARCELONA TO SARDINIA, ITALY VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Three nights in Sardinia to set our watches to island time. Cue epic coastal drives, beachy vibes and four million sheep. Plus a day trip to Sardinia’s French cousin Corsica to put another tick on your list. (B) (B,D) (B,L) (B,L,D)

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TRIP CODE: ECJNLL DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Bright lights and love in the air as we kick off our trip in the city of romance. Pinch yourself between bites of buttery goodness under the Eiffel Tower at our gourmet picnic. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. You’re in Paris with a free day to explore. Tonight: don’t miss the chance to cruise the Seine or hit a bohemian cabaret. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO MONT ST­-MICHEL. Jump back to the Middle Ages in the alleys of this tiny island. Prepare for

spiraling steps and epic views that are totes worth the climb. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 MONT ST-MICHEL TO BORDEAUX. Welcome to the world’s wine capital. You know what to do. (B,L,D) DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN. Hit up a local winery before we head off to Spain’s endless beaches. Get your bearings in San Sebastian before digging into a local feast. (B,L) DAY 6 SAN SEBASTIAN. A whole day to work on your tan. Plus a pintxos culture you won’t want to miss. (B)

DAY 16 ROME. Today is all you. Get up close and personal with the Colosseum or splurge on via del Corso. But first, we’ll give you a lay of the land on a solid walking tour. (B) DAY 17 ROME. Visit the buried city of Pompeii today. Then make the most of your last night in the Italian capital. (B) DAY 18 ROME TO FLORENCE. First, a stop to get THAT photo in Pisa. Then, check out the home of the Pope, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel (optional) before we head off to Florence. (B,L,D) DAY 19 FLORENCE. Get down with the Renaissance on a walking tour and meet a local artisan. Your mission tonight: hunt down the best aperitivo (Google it). (B)


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DAY 21 VENICE. Tick off the Bridge of Sighs and shoo pigeons in San Marco Square on today’s walking tour. Then it’s over to you. Don’t miss the winning combo of bubbly and peach purée: the Bellini was born here. (B) DAY 22 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS. An action packed afternoon to work off those Italian carbs. Plus scenery so smashing, it’ll leave your jaw sore. (B,L,D) DAY 23 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO SWISS ALPS VIA VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN. Gear up for another day to crane your neck, we’re hitting the Swiss Alps next. #YO(de)LO (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. Also: last chance to skydive. Just sayin’. (B,L,D) DAY 25 SWISS ALPS TO RHINE VALLEY, GERMANY. Half of Germany’s wine comes from here. Shame not to try it. (B,L,D) DAY 26 RHINE VALLEY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam next. Cue liberal views, vintage bikes and fries served with mayo. #winning (B,L)

DAY 27 AMSTERDAM. A free day to explore. Hit the Jordaan district to shop vintage between art galleries or kick back in Vondel Park. Don’t miss the chance to cruise the canals tonight. (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 (or keep exploring...). (B)

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DAY 20 FLORENCE TO VENICE. Today we hit the floating (sinking) city of Venice. Get lost amongst the maze of alleyways and picturesque canals. (B,L,D)


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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. Keep exploring the world’s most lavish waterfront property. Tonight, we head to Monaco. (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. (B) DAY 12 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Shake past the Leaning Tower of Pisa on our way to Florence. (B,L,D) DAY 13 FLORENCE TO ROME. Work off that gelato on a walking tour through the city before heading for Rome. (B) DAY 14 ROME. Vatican City is first up with an optional visit. (B,D)

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DAYS 16-18 SAILING IN GREECE. Join Poseidon’s posse for three great days sailing. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L)

TRIP CODE: ECPTLL 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. Swiss Alps next. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Head to Europe’s highest railway station. (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 stop at the famous Roman aqueduct before we head to Barcelona. (B,L,D) DAY 7 BARCELONA. Roll out of bed and get on the tapas trail. (B)

DAY 19 GREECE TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Get to know the social science behind rainbow-coloured buildings. (B,L,D) DAY 20 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. On to stunning Dubrovnik. (B,D) DAY 21 DUBROVNIK. Use your free day to explore the insane amount of World Heritage items before topping it off with an epic sunset sesh. (B) DAY 22 DUBROVNIK TO PLITVICE LAKES. North to Zadar, en route to the World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes. (B,L,D)


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DAY 24 PLITVICE LAKES TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Put down your Rubik’s cube today and get your bearings on a driving tour of the twin cities: Buda and Pest. (B,L) DAY 25 BUDAPEST. Hipsters here have converted old ruins to chic little bars. (B) DAY 26 BUDAPEST TO KRAKOW, POLAND. Get all up in the streets of Krakow today on a walking tour. Then: your day, your choice. (B,L) DAY 27 KRAKOW. Buff up on history at Wawel Castle, feed the ducks on the bank of the Wisla and after dinner, slay a few glasses of mead. (B) DAY 28 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. On to the cobblestoned streets. But first a sobering visit to former concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. (B,L,D) DAY 29 PRAGUE. Prague Castle and the Old Town Square are a good start. Don’t miss the quirky museums and the chance to party in the Kazimierz. (B) DAY 30 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Let Dresden flaunt its 800-year-old history before we hit the German capital to find out what it means to be ein Berliner. (B,D) DAY 31 BERLIN. Check out the Holocaust Memorial and Checkpoint Charlie with a local guide or go exploring. Remember: the nightlife here is famous for a reason. (B) DAY 32 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. On to the home of Van Gogh. Go herring hunting and get acquainted. (B,L) DAY 33 AMSTERDAM. Explore the city by bike, then dance to the beat of your own drum. (B,D)

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DAY 23 PLITVICE LAKES. Cascading emerald waterfalls, limestone rock faces and secluded caves today. (B,L,D)


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DAY 5 CALA JONDAL TO CALA D’HORT VIA ES VEDRÀ. What would you take to a desert(ed) island? Mull on that as we swim towards the uninhabited Es Vedrà island today. Rumoured as one of the world’s most magnetic points, you’ll literally feel its beauty as we catch Ibizas’ best sunset from Cala D’Hort tonight. (B,L)

DAY 6 CALA D'HORT TO SAN ANTONIO. Beach hop along the Ibizan coast and choose your fave. Plus: hidden coves and another uninhabited island. San Antonio next for one last rowdy night out. Hit up the West End before letting the sea rock you to sleep. (B,L) DAY 7 SAN ANTONIO, IBIZA. Fuel up with a bountiful brekky before we say our goodbyes from San Antonio. (B)

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TRIP CODE: EXISCC DAY 1 IBIZA TOWN TO FORMENTERA. Meet your shipmates and find your bed before we set sail for Formentera island. But first, a swim stop at one of the island’s gorgeous beaches. (AT)

whoa, back to the island. Cue beachy vibes, fresh grub and hidden coves at Sa Trinxa. Tonight: local restaurants and a nightlife that’s famous for a reason. (B,L)

DAY 2 FORMENTERA. After breakfast, we’re off to the white dunes and secluded beaches of Ses Illetes. Hop on a bike to explore the island or kick back with an aperitif and a #nofilter sunset. You can’t lose. (B,L)

DAY 4 LES SALINAS BAY TO CALA JONDAL. Don your finest threads, glitzy Cala Jondal is next. Lounge on the sunbeds for a five-star tan or hit the cafes and chiringuitos for a more rustic vibe. We won’t judge. Then make like the Vengaboys at the island’s best beach club. (B,L)

DAY 3 FORMENTERA TO LES SALINAS BAY, IBIZA. Set sail for emerald waters and epic grottos. Then,


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++ Get hands on and sail the Mediterranean ++ Daily swim stops

++ 6 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), afternoon tea (AT) ++ 6 nights twin/double-share cabin accommodation on yachts ++ Smaller group size ++ On-board qualified skipper ++ Topdeck Representative ++ BYO drinks

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7 DAYS FROM

1075

$

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.

STARTING FROM $ 154 / D AY

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STARTING FROM $ 122 / D AY

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 ATHENS TO AGISTRI, GREECE. Break out the anchor tattoos and hoist the sails. We’re pointing our compass to Agistri. Work up an appetite swimming the deep blue. Then: hunt down a well-earned souvlaki dinner in the harbour. DAY 2 AGISTRI TO EPIDAURUS. Leave Ermioni behind and set course for Epidaurus—a spot that has so much charm you’ll want to stay out late. Don’t miss the ancient amphitheater and beachside bistros. Explore by day, dance by night. (B,L) DAY 3 EPIDAURUS TO POROS. Poros is about as Greek as you’re going to get as far as photo-ops go. Go oldschool at the temple of Poseidon then shake off the cobwebs with a bit of paddle boarding before another epic sunset session. Yep, this is life. (B,L) DAY 4 POROS TO ERMIONI. Cast off and head for Ermioni. It’s ranked as Greece’s most historical village, so grab some gyros, pick a century and set your watch to island time. Also: an underwater archaeological site that’ll make your jaw sore. (B,L) DAY 5 ERMIONI TO HYDRA. We're off to Hydra where wheeled vehicles are banned and taxi boats get you from A to B. Cue cobblestoned alleyways and romantic vibes. It’s not called the gem of the Aegean for nothing. (B,L) DAY 6 HYDRA TO AEGINA. Charts out and on to Aegina today. Your mission: hunt down the best fish in Perdika’s seaside tavernas or channel your inner goddess and Instagram some more ruins. Soak it all in, this is your last night onboard. (B,L) DAY 7 AEGINA TO ATHENS. Have a swim, grab some sun and set sail to Athens. You might need to hang up your captain’s hat, but the title is earned for life. Polish your peg-leg and chat to us about your next expedition. (B,L)

PLEASE NOTE THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS.

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++

Get hands on and sail the Greek Islands Be a part of a yacht regatta Stand up paddleboards on the yachts Daily swim stops

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) ++ 6 nights twin/double-share cabin accommodation on yachts ++ Smaller group size ++ On-board qualified skipper Topdeck Representative ++ BYO drinks START MEET AT 1PM IN ATHENS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 2PM IN ATHENS


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DAY 2 PAROS TO IOS. Grow a set of gills (or make use of our snorkels?) and get swimming. It’s Day 2, so make the most of it. Raise the anchor and head to Ios – an absolute star of the Cyclades where Europe (and the rest of the world) go to party. Did you spot the 12 big ol’ windmills sitting atop of Ios? Once upon a time they had a purpose. Now, they keep a watchful eye over this crazy town. (B,L) DAY 3 IOS TO SANTORINI. Bring on the next island as we rendezvous to Santorini. Love a sunset? So does Santorini. It’s all about those white houses and blue shutter vibes on this island. Mind blown each night as we cue epic Instas, no filter needed. (B,L) DAY 4 SANTORINI TO IRAKLIA. Cast off and head to Iraklia. We bet you didn’t even know this little guy existed. Home to less than 150 residents makes for something extra special. Try: thyme infused honey for a Grecian treat in Iraklia. (B,L) DAY 5 IRAKLIA TO ANO KOUFONISSI. Circumnavigate your way to Ano Koufonissi. This one is our little secret. Remember: we’re on island time so kick back and grab a gyros. (B,L) DAY 6 ANO KOUFONISSI TO NAXOS. Leave another island behind and head for Naxos. Quick swim stop as promised and another chance to find Dory in crystal blue water. (B,L) DAY 7 NAXOS TO MYKONOS. Anchors up for the last time. That faithful compass (well, GPS actually) is taking us back to Mykonos where it all began. Tonight: make the most of nightlife that’s famous for a reason. (B,L) DAY 8 MYKONOS. Breakfast and then it’s see ya later Greece. Nothing lasts forever (sorry) and while we say goodbye to each other, who’s to say we can’t start planning the next adventure already? (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Sail the scenic Aegean ++ Visit party islands Ios & Mykonos ++ Experience the world’s most beautiful sunset in Santorini

TRIP CODE: EXGSMM S TA R T

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ Smaller group size ++ Sail the Greek Islands ++ On-board qualified skipper + Topdeck Representative ++ Daily swim stops ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) ++ 7 nights twin/double-share cabin accommodation on yachts ++ BYO drinks START MEET AT 2PM IN MYKONOS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN MYKONOS

PLEASE NOTE THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS.

TRIP PRICE OF $1395 TRIP PRICE OF $1445 TRIP PRICE OF $1495 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

8 DAYS FROM

1395

$

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.

STARTING FROM $ 175 / D AY

DAY 1 MYKONOS TO PAROS. Find your sea legs as we set sail towards Paros. Don your best sailor stripes and immerse yourself in all things Aegean as we get acquainted with our new sea friends. (L)


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DAY 5 APERLAI BAY TO GOKKAYA BAY. We were going to wander the streets of Kekova, but turns out it’s been underwater for a few centuries. All good— new plan. Float past that deal and keep your eyes out for turtles. Next up, Simena to sink your teeth into some castle vibes before a full on pirate party at the Smugglers Inn. (B,L,D) DAY 6 GOKKAYA BAY TO FIRNAZ BAY. Set sail to cruise towards old fishing village Kalkan. Cue epic swim stops (obv). Keep your eyes peeled for a view of the Old Town decked out in white and pink before we hit Firnaz Bay for the night. (B,L,D) DAY 7 FIRNAZ BAY TO FETHIYE. Grab one last selfie with windswept hair on the voyage back to Fethiye before your chance to visit Kayakoy (aka Ghost Village) or a final chill out sesh on board. Tonight = teary goodbyes between trips to the bar. (B,L,D) DAY 8 FETHIYE. Savour breakfast and pack your bags, your days at sea are over. For now. (B)

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PLEASE NOTE THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS.

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: EXTGFF DAY 1 FETHIYE TO TARZAN BAY. Soak up the rays of the Mediterranean on the way to our first anchorage in Tarzan Bay. Pit stop for your first chance to swim, snorkel and get acquainted with the big blue. (D) DAY 2 TARZAN BAY TO ST NICHOLAS ISLAND. Chase waterfalls this morning (sorry, TLC) with a walk into Butterfly Valley. Next up: the Blue Lagoon and Oludeniz Beach. It’s officially the most photographed beach in Europe. Instagram your heart out or paraglide it for an epic view. Tonight: catch the sunset from the top of St Nicholas Island’s ruins. (B,L,D)

DAY 3 ST NICHOLAS ISLAND TO KAS. First stop: Aquarium Bay (expectations set). Then on to Kas to check out the local markets before our on-board dinner extravaganza. Thrill seekers, talk to us about a scuba dive. (B,L,D) DAY 4 KAS TO APERLAI BAY. Bring on next level relaxation. Today we crank on some island hopping tunes and check out the waters around Limangazi and Ucagiiz, before an evening chill session at Aperlai Bay. (B,L,D)


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Sail the scenic Turkish coastline Swim & snorkel the blue waters of Turkey Visit Smugglers Inn Watch the sunset on St Nicholas Island Visit sunken city of Kekova

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners ++ Afternoon tea (coffee, tea & snacks) ++ 7 nights in an en­suite cabin (twin or double) on motorised cruising boats ++ Snorkelling equipment and board games, fishing lines ++ Harbour & marina fees ++ Sound system & iPod dock ++ Local qualified captain & crew ++ Topdeck representative START MEET AT 3PM IN FETHIYE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN FETHIYE

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8 DAYS FROM

595

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STARTING FROM $ 75/ D AY

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D )


a i t a Cr oa iling S SATURDAY DEPARTURES 8 DAY | CROATIAN RIVIERA

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SLEEP T WIN BUNK/DOUBLE CABIN WITH ENSUITE.

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ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Sail the scenic Croatian coastline ++ Visit World Heritage destinations of Dubrovnik & Split ++ Swim the blue waters of Croatia

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 1 dinner (D)* (Dinner only included on A category boats) ++ Afternoon tea (coffee, tea & snacks) ++ Daily bottled drinking water ++ 7 nights in an ensuite cabin (twin or double) ++ Local qualified captain & crew ++ Topdeck representative ++ Dubrovnik bus ticket ++ Local port tax

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

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

TRIP CODE: EXCVSS, EXCNSS, EXCZSS, EXCZSSB FOR FULL TRIP DATES + PRICING SEE P. 138 8 DAYS FROM

$

830

STARTING FROM $ 104 / D AY

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.

PLEASE NOTE THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS.

DAY 1 SPLIT TO MILNA, CROATIA. Swap some cash for kuna (not the furry kind), put your bags on your bed and hit the big blue. Dock at sleepy fishing village Milna. Chow down on a BBQ feast or hang out on the deck. You’ll all be shipmates in no time. (L)

DAY 5 DUBROVNIK TO MLJET. With a national park and crystal clear waters, this place is pretty special. Odysseus sure seemed to think so. Apparently he stayed here for seven years with a nymph named Calypso. Just sayin’ (B,L)

DAY 2 MILNA TO HVAR. Drop anchor off the coast of Hvar for a long dip before heading into town. Don’t miss epic views from the Spanjola Fortress (entrance fee not included). Also Hula Hula Beach and a nightlife that’s famous for a reason. (B,L)

DAY 6 MLJET TO MAKARSKA. Practice your best Jack Sparrow impression as we set course for the pirate town that used to charge for entry. Or just catch some rays on the Makarska Riviera. #sorrynotsorry (B,L,D)*

DAY 3 HVAR TO KORCULA. Marco... Polo —a game of particular relevance in this mini Dubrovnik. Get your bearings of the fish shaped street plan and brave the steep ladder for cocktails with a view. (B,L) DAY 4 KORCULA TO DUBROVNIK. Visit real world King’s Landing and see why it’s been called ‘heaven on earth’ (thanks, George Bernard Shaw). Climb the old city walls or chase peacocks on Lokrum Island. Tonight we go all out. (B,L)

DAY 7 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. A chance to zipline across the Cetina Gorge before heading back to the mainland to scope out the retirement pad of the selfproclaimed Diocletian god and Split’s layered past. Tonight is for drinks and teary goodbyes in the main square. You might want to plan a visit to neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina or Montenegro. (B,L) DAY 8 SPLIT. One last selfie and meal to fuel your next adventure. This one ends after breakfast. (B)


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DAY 1 SPLIT TO JELSA/STARI GRAD, CROATIA. Off to Stari Grad for a wander through the Old Town founded by Greeks. This spot is UNESCO listed for a reason. Jelsa’s not too shabby either. Just sayin’. (L) DAY 2 JELSA/STARI GRAD TO HVAR. The boat is your diving board today as we anchor up outside of Hvar. Towel off to check out Hula Hula Beach before a night on the town. Tough life. (B,L) DAY 3 HVAR TO VIS. The Blue Grotto will redefine your definition of blue (with weather on our side!). Vis next for a sneak peak at Tito’s ex-realm, Roman ruins and a sunset picnic on the beaches of a town that’s been civilised since 400 AD. Cue timeless bragging rights. (B,L)

DAY 5 VELA LUKA TO KORCULA. Home to Marco Polo and a street plan inspired by fishbones, there’s more to Korcula than the epic views from the cathedral tower. Then there’s the little matter to attend to of a ladder + cocktail. (B,L) DAY 6 KORCULA TO MLJET. With a tidal slide between its two lakes, the national park here is something you won’t want to miss. The water is also four degrees warmer than the sea. Just sayin’. Tonight, make sure to jump on the option to feast on-board at a three course dinner. (B,L,D) DAY 7 MLJET TO DUBROVNIK. Off to Dubrovnik, a city known for huge walls, #nofilter sunsets and a little TV show called Game of Thrones. Check out Mt Srd or hop on a boat to the nearby naturist beach with free roaming peacocks. Then it’s party time. (B,L) DAY 8 DUBROVNIK. Hang back to keep exploring, we’re outta here after breakfast. (B)

PLEASE NOTE THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS.

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: EXCOSD/EXCVSD EX. SPLIT OR EXCVDS/EXCSDS/EXCODS EX. DUBROVNIK ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Sail the scenic Croatian coastline ++ Visit World Heritage destinations of Dubrovnik & Split ++ Swim the blue waters of Croatia

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

7 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 1 dinner (D) Afternoon tea (coffee, tea & snacks) Daily bottled drinking water 7 nights in an ensuite cabin (twin or double) Local qualified captain & crew Topdeck representative Local port tax

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

FOR FULL TRIP DATES + PRICING SEE P. 138 8 DAYS FROM

$

830

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.

VISIT WWW.TOPDECK.TRAVEL FOR THE REVERSE ITINERARY

STARTING FROM $ 104 / D AY

DAY 4 VIS TO VELA LUKA. It’s time to get your Klapa on in Vela Luka. UNESCO says that a few Croatian friends singing about their love of wine is of significant cultural importance. Don’t miss the olive groves and vineyards on a hike to the island’s prehistoric cave. (B,L)


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15

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

PHOTO: HVAR, CROATIA

DUBROVNIK

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Sail the scenic Croatian coastline ++ Visit World Heritage destinations of Dubrovnik & Split ++ Swim the blue waters of Croatia

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

1 STOP & STAY

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

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: EXCSDD, EXCDDD FOR FULL TRIP DATES + PRICING SEE P. 138 8 DAYS FROM

$

830

STARTING FROM $ 104 / D AY

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.

PLEASE NOTE THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS.

7 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 1 dinner (D) Afternoon tea (coffee, tea & snacks) Daily bottled drinking water 7 nights in an ensuite cabin (twin or double) Local qualified captain & crew Topdeck representative Dubrovnik bus ticket Local port tax

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 include swimming, improving the tan and counting shades of blue. Also: a national park with a natural slide when the tide is right. (L) DAY 2 MLJET TO MAKARSKA. Welcome to the glitz, sunshine and high rolling antics of the Croatian Riviera. Laze around on pebbled beaches and channel your inner high-roller. Tonight we kick back pirate style. (B,L,D) DAY 3 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. Next stop: Split where Roman and Venetian architecture contrasts communist blocks from Tito’s reign. But first: ziplining across the Cetina Gorge (optional). Make like a local with a drink in the main square tonight. (B,L) DAY 4 SPLIT TO HVAR. From one slice of island paradise to another. Tip one: Spanjola Fortress for Instagrammable views (entrance fee not included). Tip

two: head to Hula Hula beach for a groovy afternoon. But first, a swim stop outside the port. (B,L)

DAY 5 HVAR TO KORCULA. Let the Korcula locals show off their cutting edge version of the two-step before braving the steep ladder that rewards you with a cocktail and epic views. (B,L) DAY 6 KORCULA TO TRSTENIK. Hit the sleepy town where the best show in town is by the harbour wall. Pull up a chair (or a blanket). Then grab a glass of Dingac wine honed by locals who learned from the experts in Napa and watch the shooting stars. Yep, this is the good life. (B,L) DAY 7 TRSTENIK TO DUBROVNIK. Hit the beach and chase the peacocks or walk along the top of the 1,940 metres of city walls then grab a front row seat for the sunset. Tonight we go all out. (B,L) DAY 8 DUBROVNIK. Exchange contact details with your shipmates and plan your next adventure. We’re outta here after breakfast. (B)


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12

MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

PHOTO: SPLIT, CROATIA

SPLIT

LOCATIONSAILING SALING

8 DAY | C R O A T I A N C L A S S I C

DAY 2 HVAR TO STARI GRAD. UNESCO site + Old Town = Stari Grad heaven. Here we find crystal clear waters that you can’t argue with. Top tip: don’t forget sunscreen. (B,L) DAY 3 STARI GRAD TO MAKARSKA. Always another swim stop just around the corner as we island hop our way to Makarska. (B,L) DAY 4 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. Fancy a quick zip line? The option is yours, take it or leave it. Next, up - Split. Complicated and layered past aside, Split has us hook, line and sinker. Here, insert daily dose of sun, salt and sand. Steal a minute to yourself and embrace ultimate Croatian chills. Tonight, explore that famous nightlife. (B,L)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) , 1 dinner (D) ++ Daily bottled drinking water while sailing ++ 4 nights in an ensuite cabin (twin or double), 2 nights in hostel accommodation and 1 night hotel upgrade ++ Local qualified captain + Topdeck Representative ++ Dubrovnik bus ticket ++ Local port tax ++ Local guides

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 5 SPLIT TO MOSTAR. Sun-drenched yet? Jump off the boat and travel in style via coach to the Mos-STAR of the adriatic. Trust us, it’s one of a kind. Find your land legs as we jump off the boat and reconnect with the ground. For the architecture fans - there’s a big bad bridge waiting for you. Seriously enchanting and pretty damn special. (B) DAY 6 MOSTAR TO DUBROVNIK. Are you a kayaker or a walker? Easy, we can do both. The option is all yours to jump in the Adriatic or walk the 1,940m of uninterrupted walls that circle the city. Dubrovnik has the sights, beauty to boot and is home to the real world King’s Landing. (B,D) DAY 7 DUBROVNIK (DAY TRIP TO MONTENEGRO). Afterwards, head next door and love thy neighbour. And by neighbour we mean a whole new country. Jump over for a visit to Montenegro. Tonight: we prep ourselves for tomorrow's farewell. Better make it a good one. (B)

Sail the scenic Croatian coastline Visit World Heritage destinations of Dubrovnik & Split Visit historical Mostar Day trip to Montenegro

UNDER-DECK $995 ON-DECK $1075 UNDER-DECK $1110 ON-DECK $1170 UNDER-DECK $1170 ON-DECK $1260 UNDER-DECK $1280 ON-DECK $1320

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: EXCLSD EX SPLIT / EXCLDS EX DUBROVNIK S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

3

JUN

10

JUN

5

AUG

12

AUG

10

JUN

17

JUN

26

AUG

2

SEP

START

MEET AT 11AM AT SPLIT HARBOUR (EXCLSD) OR AT 2PM AT DUBROVNIK PORT (EXCLDS)

9AM IN DUBROVNIK (EXCLSD) FINISH APPROXIMATELY OR AT 9AM AT SPLIT HARBOUR (EXCLDS)

Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

8 DAYS FROM

$

995

DAY 8 DUBROVNIK. Pack up after breakfast and say goodbye to our pirate friends. Aye aye, captain. (B)

USD PER PERSON

PLEASE NOTE THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS.

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.

VISIT WWW.TOPDECK.TRAVEL FOR THE REVERSE ITINERARY

STARTING FROM $ 125 / D AY

DAY 1 SPLIT TO HVAR. Capture the Croatian spirit and dive into the sailing life. Meet and greet your shipmates, then spin the compass towards Hvar in true Dalmatian style. Settle into the sailing life and get #cruise-y. (L)


s l a v i t Fes s t n e v E &

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From Easter breaks, cultural carnivals and a fantastically messy tomato-throwing extravaganza, Europe is flush with festivals to get you in the spirit. Party pants, at the ready.

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE

4 DAY | BRUGES EASTER

146

4 DAY | PARIS EASTER

146

4 DAY | AMSTERDAM EASTER

147

4 DAY | PRIDE AMSTERDAM

147

4 DAY | WESTERN FRONT

148

4 DAY | ANZAC RAID

148

14 DAY | ANZAC EXPEDITION

149

10 DAY | ROAD TO SZIGET

150

4 DAY | LA TOMATINA

151

4 DAY | BRAUMEISTER

152

4 DAY | FESTMEISTER

152

5 DAY | PROSTMEISTER

153

7 DAY | GROSSMEISTER

153

ACCOMMODATION HOTELS/HOSTELS TRIP LENGTH 4-14 DAYS ROOM T YPES T WIN/DOUBLE/MULTI-SHARE


PHOTO LEFT: BRUGES, BELGIUM | PHOTO RIGHT: PAIRS, FRANCE

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BRUGES

PARIS

4 DAY | B R U G E S E A S T E R

4 DAY | P A R I S E A S T E R

LONDON

LONDON

MEALS

4

1

TRIP CODE: EFBELL

LONDON

MEALS

4

FINISH APR

17

S TA R T APR

Alert that famous bunny you’ll be on vaycay this year – Bruges is calling. Join your fellow Topdeckers on this four-day escape to the fairytale-like Belgian city, where cobblestone streets and medieval buildings are in abundance, and getting around in a horse-drawn carriage is totally the norm. With a chocolate demonstration (Easter Bunny who?) and a brewery visit to help wash it all down, this is guaranteed to be an Easter to remember.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Belgium brewery visit ++ Chocolate demonstration

14

17

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights multi-share hostel accommodation ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

++ Paris city driving tour ++ Seine River cruise

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights multi-share hostel accommodation ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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

DAY 2 BRUGES. (B)

DAY 2 PARIS. (B)

DAY 3 BRUGES. (B)

DAY 3 PARIS. (B)

DAY 4 BRUGES TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

DAY 4 PARIS TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $430

TRIP PRICE OF $470

G = Guaranteed Departure

G = Guaranteed Departure

Price based on USD Per Person Multi-share usually 2-6 per room

Price based on USD Per Person Multi-share usually 2-6 per room

4 DAYS FROM

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $108/DAY

APR

Fancy spending Easter in Paree? Oui, oui! Whisk away from London to Paris on this memorable three-night jaunt, where you’ll experience all the City of Light has to offer and more. Cruise the River Seine, shop along the Champs-Élysées, make love heart eyes at the Eiffel Tower and devour as many macarons, crème brulees and pain au chocolats as your belly can handle. Easter egg, what now?

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO BRUGES, BELGIUM. (D)

430

COUNTRY

FINISH APR

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

$

1

TRIP CODE: EFPELL

S TA R T 14

LONDON

COUNTRY

4 DAYS FROM

470

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $118/DAY


4 DAY | A M S T E R D A M E A S T E R

4 DAY | P R I D E A M S T E R D A M

LONDON

LONDON

4

MEALS

1

LONDON

COUNTRY

TRIP CODE: EFAELL

4

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

TRIP CODE: EFAPLL

S TA R T 14

LONDON

FINISH APR

17

S TA R T APR

Amsterdam beckons on this not-to-be-missed four-day Easter break. Enter the city of canals, clogs, bikes, world class museums...and did we mention red lights? Staying in a centrally-located hostel, this trip includes return coach transport from London and all the highlights you’d expect from a Dutchthemed getaway. Don't let Easter go to waste – join us in Europe's party capital!

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Canal dinner cruise ++ Bicycle tour of Amsterdam ++ Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration

5

FINISH AUG

8

What’s more fabulous than a getaway to Amsterdam? A getaway to Amsterdam during Gay Pride, of course darrrrrling! Don your most elaborate get-up and come together with your fellow Topdeckers to celebrate all things equality at this rollicking, fun-filled event. Transforming the city into a vibrant wonderland of dance parties, film screenings, sporting events, debates and exhibitions, the celebration promises an experience you’ll never forget.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights multi-share hostel accommodation ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

++ Walking tour of Amsterdam ++ Canal dinner cruise ++ Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration

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

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights multi-share hostel accommodation ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (D)

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (D)

DAY 2 AMSTERDAM. (B)

DAY 2 AMSTERDAM. (B)

DAY 3 AMSTERDAM. (B)

DAY 3 AMSTERDAM. (B)

DAY 4 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

DAY 4 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $435

TRIP PRICE OF $420

G = Guaranteed Departure

G = Guaranteed Departure

Price based on USD Per Person Multi-share usually 2-6 per room

Price based on USD Per Person Multi-share usually 2-6 per room

4 DAYS FROM

435

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $109/DAY

AUG

4 DAYS FROM

420

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $105/DAY

PHOTO LEFT: AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS | PHOTO RIGHT: AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM

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AMSTERDAM


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ANZAC

ANZAC

4 DAY | W E S T E R N F R O N T

4 DAY | A N Z A C R A I D

LONDON

LONDON

MEALS

4

1

COUNTRY

TRIP CODE: EFWFLL FINISH APR

26

S TA R T APR

Take a poignant trip from London to the Western Front on an Anzac Day experience you’ll never forget. In the presence of an expert guide, you’ll have the opportunity to tour key battlefields of the Western Front, where Anzac soldiers suffered the biggest loss of life in World War I. Unite with your fellow Topdeckers at the Anzac Day service at Villers-Bretonneux, and pay your respects to the fallen heroes in a moment that will go down in history.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Guided tour of Anzac sites and battlefields ++ Attend the Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux

23

26

COUNTRY

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights multi-share hotel accommodation ++ Modern air-conditioned coach ++ Commemorative hoodie ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAY 2 LILLE TO AMIENS. (B,D) DAY 3 AMIENS AND VILLERS-BRETONNEUX (ANZAC DAY). (B) DAY 4 AMIENS TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B) For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

++ Attend the Anzac Cove Dawn Service ++ Opportunity to attend memorial services ++ Walking tour of ‘Old’ Istanbul

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 2 breakfasts (B) ++ 2 nights hotel accommodation (twin-share) ++ Modern air-conditioned coach ++ Commemorative hoodie ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Turkish Guide START MEET AT 2PM IN ISTANBUL FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN ISTANBUL

DAY 1 ISTANBUL, TURKEY. DAY 2 GALLIPOLI. (B) DAY 3 GALLIPOLI TO ISTANBUL (ANZAC DAY). DAY 4 ISTANBUL. (B) For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $650

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

4 DAYS FROM

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $163/DAY

APR

Make the pilgrimage to Anzac Cove and experience the moving Dawn Service on this four-day adventure with Topdeck. With an expert Trip Leader and local guide in tow, you’ll stay in well-located hotel accommodation in Istanbul and enjoy all the benefits of added inclusions and one-off experiences. Commemorate the fallen soldiers on Anzac Day and form bonds for life with your fellow travellers on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO LILLE, FRANCE VIA YPRES, BELGIUM.

650

1

FINISH APR

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

$

MEALS

2

TRIP CODE: EFARII

S TA R T 23

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO ISTANBUL

TRIP PRICE OF $510

G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double

4 DAYS FROM

510

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $128/DAY


149

ANZAC

16

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

PHOTO: ANZAC COVE, GALLIPOLI

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO ISTANBUL

FESTIVAL & EVENTS

14 DAY | A N Z A C E X P E D I T I O N

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 2 ISTANBUL. This morning = a guided tour of Istanbul to see the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia and the Grand Bazaar (just to name a few). Later, enjoy a Bosphorus river cruise to soak in the sights of the continental boundary between Asia and Europe. (B) DAY 3 ISTANBUL TO ESKISEHIR. Nicknamed the “student’s city”, Eskisehir is a haven of liberalism in a largely conservative region. Delve in and discover this buzzing metropolis for yourself. (B) DAY 4 ESKISEHIR TO CAPPADOCIA. Next is Cappadocia, where the sky comes alive with technicoloured hot air balloons and cone-like rock formations spatter the landscape like something from outer space. (B,D) DAY 5 CAPPADOCIA. Keep exploring this arid paradise then tonight, join the pros and shake what your mama gave you at an optional belly dancing show with dinner. (B) DAY 6 CAPPADOCIA TO ANTALYA VIA KONYA. Onwards south to the Mediterranean Coast as we pass Caravansary in Sultanhani, the deep blue lake in Obruk and Konya. Tonight, we rest our heads in Antalya. (B) DAY 7-8 ANTALYA TO FETHIYE. Two days in Fethiye are yours with plenty of options to explore. Stroll the boat-lined docks, tuck into some gözleme and hunt down the quirky hanging umbrellas in the pedestrian shopping street. Hello, perfect photo op! (B,D) (B) DAY 9 FETHIYE TO KUSADASI. Another day, another impossibly blue ocean. This time: the Aegean. Make a pit stop at the calcium terraces of Pamukkale and the ruins of Hierapolis, before arriving at Kusadasi. (B) DAY 10 KUSADASI. Situated on the Aegean Sea, Ephesus was a centre of travel and commerce in the ancient world. Brush up on your history (and Instagram skills) with an optional guided tour of the site. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Attendance to the ANZAC Cove Dawn Service ++ Opportunity to attend the New Zealand memorial service ++ Walking tour of Istanbul with a local guide ++ Cruise on the Bosphorus Strait ++ Entrance to the Goreme Open air museum, calcium terrace of Pamukkale & ruins of Heirapolis and Pergamon

TRIP CODE: EFAEII S TA R T 13

FINISH APR

26

APR

TRIP PRICE OF $1395 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners ++ 12 nights hotel accommodation (twin-share) & 1 night under the stars at ANZAC cove ++ Commemorative hoodie ++ Modern air-conditioned coach ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Turkish Guide START MEET BETWEEN 2-6PM IN ISTANBUL FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN ISTANBUL

14 DAYS FROM

1395

$

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 a detailed itinerary visit our website.

DAY 11 KUSADASI TO AYVALIK VIA PERGAMON. Stop at Pergamon for a guided tour of the mighty Acropolis then onto the seaside town of Ayvalik for a hit of sunshine and more turquoise waters. (B,D) DAY 12 AYVALIK TO GALLIPOLI VIA TROY. Start the morning with a tour of Troy before making your way to the battlefields of Gallipoli. Tonight, we camp out under the stars and await the Dawn Service. (B) DAY 13 GALLIPOLI TO ISTANBUL (ANZAC DAY). Despite the lack of sleep, you’ll be pulsing with energy as thousands of Aussies and New Zealanders unite for the Anzac Day Dawn Service. DAY 14 ISTANBUL. The trip may be over but the memories will last forever. Sip on mint tea while munching on some breakfast, before we bid adieu to the week that was. (B)

STARTING FROM $ 100 / D AY

DAY 1 ISTANBUL, TURKEY. Join your new friends at the welcome meeting to get clued up about the trip. Then: off to a local bar in Sultanahmet to ring in your adventure.


150

SZIGET

FESTIVAL & EVENTS

10 DAY | R O A D T O S Z I G E T BUDAPEST

13

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

PHOTO: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

DUBROVNIK

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: EFRSDH TRIP PRICE OF $1295 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person Multi-share usually 2-6 per room TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

10 DAYS FROM

$

1295

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!) Please note: You must hold an Australian or New Zealand passport to book this trip. At the time of going to print, the dates of Sziget were yet to be confirmed. The festival is usually held in early August. Please refer to our website for more details and departure dates.

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. Make your way to Dubrovnik to meet up with your fellow festival diehards. Take the chance to explore this great city by foot, before a hearty group dinner (and the chance to take on the famous nightlife). (D) DAY 2 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO VIA MOSTAR, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Sarajevo may still be known for the tragic legacy of its 1990s war, but it’s also now a flourishing European city. En route, we’ll make a stop at Mostar to visit the famous Stari Most bridge, and then get our bearings on a driving tour before dinner. (B,D) DAY 3 SARAJEVO. A free day in Sarajevo for the win. Why not wander through the beautiful old town or take a tour of the bunkers and war tunnel built underneath the airport’s runway? Make sure you make a stop at the plaque outside the Museum of Sarajevo which marks the spot where Franz Ferdinand was shot – the event that triggered WW1. (B) DAY 4 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Just try and tear your eyes away from all the awesomeness today, as we take the scenic route between Sarajevo and Belgrade. (B,D)

STARTING FROM $ 130 / D AY

DAY 5 BELGRADE. The day’s yours, Topdecker. Start exploring. If history’s your thing, jump on a walking or cycling tour to take in the city’s fascinating past. If you’re more about the chill vibes, there’s Ada Ciganlija – an island on the River Sava with a shore perfect for sun worshipping. (B) DAY 6 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Your chance to find out why Budapest often tops the lists of European must-dos. Arriving into the city we’ll tour the main sights, enjoy a feed and then discover why ruin bars are so hot right now. (B,D) DAY 7 BUDAPEST. Far from us to suggest this is the start of the main event, but it's our first day at Sziget. #Excited. Prep your party pants – this is going to be a wild ride. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Tickets for 3 days entry to Sziget Festival ++ Visit to Mostar

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) & 3 nights hotel accommodation (twin-share) ++ Tours of all major cities ++ Budapest public transport ticket for 3 days ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader START MEET AT 12PM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN BUDAPEST

DAY 8 BUDAPEST. After scoping out the grounds yesterday, you’ve got today to enjoy the spectacle. But it’s not all about the main stage – indulge every musical whim with dance, house, pop, rock and everything in between. (B) DAY 9 BUDAPEST. One more day of Sziget to rock your socks. It’s all here on the self-styled Island of Freedom: theatre, street food, folk dancing, beaches, sports and amusements. And when you find the chance, there’s always that whole music thing. (B) DAY 10 BUDAPEST. Wipe the glitter from your eyes and enjoy your final breakfast as the whirlwind of Sziget comes to a close. You might want to stick around though...(B)


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3

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

PHOTO: VALENCIA, SPAIN

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO VALENCIA

FESTIVAL & EVENTS

4 DAY | L A T O M A T I N A

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY DAY 1 VALENCIA, SPAIN. Viva España! Our trip begins today in the glorious Spanish coastal city of Valencia. Meet the gang at our accommodation, and then head out on the town for a chance to rub shoulders with our fellow revellers. Food fight in T minus 48 hours = befriend the enemy. DAY 2 VALENCIA. Start today with a walking tour of Valencia’s Old Town, taking in the sights of the Central Market, Plaza Redonda, the Cathedral of Valencia and the Basilica of Our Lady the Forsaken. Afterwards, either join an optional bike tour to soak up more of Valencia’s backstory or wander the streets ‘til your hearts content. Hit your history lesson quota? Retire to the beach and work on your tan instead. This evening is yours to sample the delicious local cuisine, so order up big at a tapas bar and wash it all down with a sangria (or two). Delicioso! (B) DAY 3 VALENCIA. Rise early and wipe the sleep from your eyes. Not to worry though – today’s excitement makes it more than worthwhile. Join 20,000 people to dispose 40 metric tonnes of council funded tomatoes in the world’s biggest vegetable skirmish. You’ll not only get your daily dose of vitamins, you’ll also have a perfectly valid excuse to dance in the streets and drink sangria at 11am with cool people from all over the world. Three, two, one: LA TOMATINA TIME! (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D )

TRIP CODE: EFLTVV/EFTLVV

++ Walking tour of Valencia ++ Join in La Tomatina - the world's biggest food fight ++ Topdeck welcome and farewell party

S TA R T

START MEET AT 2PM IN VALENCIA FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN VALENCIA

31

AUG

HOSTEL TRIP PRICE OF $370

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B) ++ 3 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) or 3 nights hotel accommodation (twin/double) ++ Return coach transport to Buñol ++ Commemorative t-shirt ++ Awesome Trip Leader

FINISH AUG

28

HOTEL TRIP PRICE OF $390 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person Twin-share/Double or Multi-share usually 2-6 per room TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

4 DAYS FROM

370

$

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 a detailed itinerary visit our website.

STARTING FROM $ 93/ D AY

DAY 4 VALENCIA. Wake up feeling like a human-sized bottle of ketchup? That’s all part of the fun. Rinse the remains of yesterday’s #epic food fight from behind your ears and dive into a hearty breakfast. The tour finishes this morning, but be sure to stick around with your newfound comrades and explore Valencia some more. (B)


PHOTO: MUNICH, GERMANY

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OKTOBERFEST

OKTOBERFEST

4 DAY | B R A U M E I S T E R

4 DAY | F E S T M E I S T E R

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO MUNICH

3

MEALS

1

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO MUNICH

COUNTRY

TRIP CODE: EFOBUU

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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 centrallylocated hostel accommodation with included breakfasts and a walking tour. Are you ready for this? Einz, zwei, drei, suffa! (One, two, three, chug it down!).

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Walking tour of Munich ++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations

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.

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B) ++ 3 nights in multi-share hostel rooms ++ Commemorative t-shirt ++ Awesome Trip Leader

++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations

START MEET BETWEEN 2-5PM IN MUNICH FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN MUNICH

DAY 2: MUNICH. (B) DAY 3: MUNICH. (B) DAY 4: MUNICH. (B)

DAY 1 MUNICH, GERMANY.

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DAY 2 MUNICH. (B) DAY 4 MUNICH. (B)

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B) ++ 3 nights camping in twin-share pre-erected tents with air mattress ++ Return coach transport to Oktoberfest grounds ++ Commemorative t-shirt ++ Awesome Trip Leader START MEET AT 9AM IN MUNICH FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN MUNICH

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With over 4,500,000 square feet of food stalls, attractions and Bierzelt (beer tents), Oktoberfest in Munich is like Disneyland for beer-lovers. Sample the liquid gold, chow down on bratwurst and take a trip inside the Bavarian culture while you’re at it on our five-day Prostmeister adventure. Whether you are a confirmed beer enthusiast or just intrigued by the folkloric festivities, you’re sure to find something to float your stein. Cheerful atmosphere guaranteed.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Walking tour of Munich ++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations

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Officially the world's biggest party, raise a glass Bavarian style with our Grossmeister adventure. With a crowd of over seven million each year it’s hard to resist the call of the three best things to come out of Germany: beer, bratwurst and pretzels. Don your finest lederhosen, grab the nearest person to you then sing, dance and hug the night away. Note: table dancing encouraged. Sample the fresh liquid gold and grab a bratwurst then soak up the festive spirit. Good times guaranteed.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B) ++ 2 nights camping in twin-share pre-erected tents with air mattress ++ Return coach transport to Oktoberfest grounds ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Commemorative t-shirt ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

++ Walking tour of Munich ++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations ++ Visit former concentration camp Dachau ++ Guided tour of Prague

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 5 breakfasts (B) ++ 3 nights camping in twin-share pre-erected tents with air mattress ++ Return coach transport to Oktoberfest grounds ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Commemorative t-shirt ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

START MEET AT 12PM IN LONDON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN LONDON

START MEET AT 12PM IN LONDON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN LONDON

DAY 1 LONDON TO MUNICH, GERMANY.

DAY 1 LONDON TO MUNICH, GERMANY.

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DAY 5 LONDON

DAY 5 MUNICH TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B) DAY 6 PRAGUE TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

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DAY 1 REYKJAVIK, 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 legends and grab some drinks. This is going to be epic. (D) DAY 2 REYKJAVIK. 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 (or shouldn’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 REYKJAVIK. Swap natural wonders for city life with a free day in über-cool Reykjavik. Check out the views from Hallgrímskirkja then hit up the half-submerged City Hall and grab a coffee with half your body under the waterline. Surreal. If you're a nature-lover, don't miss the Golden Circle for 300 kilometres of the very best Icelandic landscapes. Also, the UNESCO Heritage Site Thingvellir National Park hosts the country’s first Parliament as well as Geysir (you got that one, right?) and Gullfoss Falls. Come nightfall, there are foodie haunts abound. Local delicacies like smoked sheep head or rotten shark = a little too much for most. But we’re up for a roll 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 REYKJAVIK. Farewells today. Don’t get too upset. You ticked off a bucket list killer. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Tour of the Blue Lagoon with local guide ++ Northern Lights tour

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Golden Circle excursion START MEET FROM 2-5PM IN REYKJAVIK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN REYKJAVIK


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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) DAY 12 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. (B) DAY 13 AMSTERDAM. Final full day. Hold off on that sad face as it ain’t over yet. Explore the city by bike then get your smartphone ready to immortalise everything at our farewell dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 14 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Head back to London for hugs and sad goodbyes. (B)

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Say au revoir to England and introduce yourself to French food, new amis and killer sights with a night time driving tour. Pinch yourself. This is only night one. (D)


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Tuscan cuisine and birthplace of gelato: Florence. Eat, sleep, repeat. (B,D)

DAY 6 FLORENCE TO ROME. Get schooled on the Medici family, stroll the Ponte Vecchio and learn about leather on a morning walking tour. Then, we're Romeward bound. (B) DAY 7 ROME. Fancy a bit of culture? Enter, Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel. Once you’re finished ogling the ceiling, shop ‘til you drop on Via Condotti or just kick back in Piazza Navona. (B) DAY 8 ROME TO VENICE. Grab a partner to reenact Juliet’s balcony scene in Verona. Then, say ciao to Venice as we have an Eat Pray Love-worthy relationship with an irresistible Italian meal. (B,D) DAY 9 VENICE. Get your bearings on this morning's walking tour, and soak up St Mark's Square before a quintessential gondola ride on the Grand Canal. (B)

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DAY 10 VENICE TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. We're off to Ljubljana, but first, a stop at Insta-worthy Lake Bled. Shoot back to the Middle Ages on a walking tour through the fairytale-like Ljubljana Castle and Old Town. (B)

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TRIP CODE: EHWDLL DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Brush up on your bonjours when you meet the rest of the group and take on Paris with a driving tour. #Amazing. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Bike along the Seine on an optional tour, get your obligatory Eiffel Tower selfie, and then experience the razzle dazzle of a cabaret show if you wish. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Grab your forks and prepare to cover everything in cheese

at dinner in the Swiss Alps tonight. Don't worry, there are plenty of mountains to climb to burn the calories off. (B,D)

DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Jump on the revolving gondola to the top of Mt Titlis and test your pano photo skills, and then head back down for some snow angels and hot chocolate. (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Make your food baby sing as we roll into the land of hearty

DAY 11 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Welcome to Budapest! Enjoy a walk this evening and soak up the view from the Citadella before rolling into bed. (B,D) DAY 12 BUDAPEST. Soak up the vibes at the Gellért Baths (pun intended), and then visit the Buda Castle or House of Terror Museum. (B) DAY 13 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Amp up the classical music and get ready for the City Of Dreams. (B) DAY 14 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. First, a sobering visit to Mauthausen concentration camp


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DAY 15 PRAGUE. Channel your inner bohemian and seek out the John Lennon memorial, before cruising the street vendors lining Old Town Square and sampling beer. Really. Good. Beer. (B) DAY 16 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. We'll drive you around to see (what's left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building before knuckling down with some pork at Hofbräuhaus. (B,D) DAY 17 BERLIN. Hang with the cool cats in Kreuzberg, and get the low down from the locals on where to go next on this free day. (B) DAY 18 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Start dreaming of cheese, clogs and cheeky cafe stops as we roll into Amsterdam. (B) DAY 19 AMSTERDAM. Tour by bike, then explore your way. Top it off with a dinner cruise on the canal. (B,D) DAY 20 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Head back to London for hugs and sad goodbyes. (B)

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Dinner at Hofbräuhaus, Berlin Gondola ride in Venice Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Third Reich walking tour in Berlin ++ Skiing in the Swiss Alps

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DAY 7 FLORENCE. Explore the city on foot with a local Italian guide and check out Ponte Vecchio, Duomo Cathedral and the Uffizi Gallery. (B) DAY 8 FLORENCE TO ROME. Arrive in Rome for an orientation that’s nothing like the one you had at uni. (B) DAY 9 ROME. Go pizza-hunting in Caesar’s backyard and get #livinglikealocal. (B) DAY 10 ROME TO VENICE. Off to the home of more than 400 bridges and 118 islands via Verona. Fill up over dinner then slip into a food coma of epic proportions. (B,D) DAY 11 VENICE. Today? Cue singing men in water limos taking you down a labyrinth of canals. Viva Italia. (B) DAY 12 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS. Arrive at the home of carbs and adrenaline sports on stick(s). Tonight we kick off in style with tobogganing (optional). (B,D)

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TRIP CODE: EHWXLL DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Say bonjour to the City of Light and ease yourself in with a highlights tour. (D)

DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. That mountain air is just what the doctor ordered. Spend a day in the landscape that inspired Toblerone. (B,D)

DAY 2 PARIS. Bike ride around the sights, check out some cabaret (optional) or channel your inner Amélie and go exploring. (B)

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO MILAN, ITALY. Strike a pose today as we roll on to the fashion capital of Italy via Liechtenstein. (B)

DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Prepare for Instagram paradise today as we head into the fairytale landscapes of the Swiss Alps. (B)

DAY 6 MILAN TO FLORENCE. After THAT shot in Pisa we’re off to Florence. Huddle up, grab a double espresso and hit the streets. (B,D)

DAY 15 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO MUNICH, GERMANY. A late start for extra snowtime then Munich for some après-ski at the Hofbräuhaus. (B) DAY 16 MUNICH TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Chocolate box perfection as we roll into Ljubljana today. Kick things off with a guided tour then explore your way around Europe’s last undiscovered fairytale. (B) DAY 17 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. If you haven’t heard of ruin bars, you should have. Get


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DAY 18 BUDAPEST. Hit up one Budapest’s famous baths, relax and enjoy. And then get right back out there. (B) DAY 19 BUDAPEST TO KRAKOW, POLAND. Two countries in one day? Easy. Take the scenic route through Slovakia to Krakow and kick back with a Polish feast. (B) DAY 20 KRAKOW. Start with Kazimierz, the Old Jewish quarter of the city. Labyrinth streets and markets, bars and cafés – this is where the cool kids hang out. (B)

DAY 21 KRAKOW TO ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC. Put things into perspective with a visit to Europe’s most notorious concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Then continue on with a night in UNESCO heritage city Český Krumlov. (B,D) DAY 22 ČESKÝ KRUMLOV TO PRAGUE. A hop, skip and a jump (read: short drive) and we’re in Prague. Explore the city on foot, then find out why this city is known for its nightlife. (B,D) DAY 23 PRAGUE. Check out the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square or the Astronomical Clock. For quirky (and not so) museums, try the Castle District. (B) DAY 24 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. A quick stop in pretty-special Dresden then a rolling history lesson in the home of rave and currywursts. (B,D) DAY 25 BERLIN. Start off your day with a history lesson at the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Reichstag building. Then strap on your dancing shoes and assemble the wolfpack – tonight we party. (B) DAY 26 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. On to the spiritual home of Van Gogh. Eat fries with mayo, explore the city or wander the picturesque canals. (B)

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DAY 27 AMSTERDAM. Hit the streets like a local, exploring the city by bike, and then reconvene for an evening canal dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 28 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Head back to London for hugs and sad goodbyes. (B)

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your glad rags on and prepare for some signature European nightlife with a hipster twist. (B,D)


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DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. We’ve got a date. Meet your Trip Leader and check out the Pantheon, Spanish Steps and the Colosseum. And then, dinner (get ready to be wowed). (D) DAY 2 ROME. Off to the smallest country in the world and St Peter’s Basilica (optional). If you’re a culture vulture, consider taking one of the tours at the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel – or live la dolce vita exploring the streets. (B) DAY 3 ROME TO SORRENTO. Ciao Roma, hello Amalfi Coast! Think: Pinterest board material and holiday hotspot for literary geniuses like Dickens, Nietzsche and Goethe. Get inspired and write some postcards after dinner. (B,D) DAY 4 SORRENTO. Stay seaside or opt in to travel back to 79AD to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient city of Pompeii, which was abruptly buried when near-by Vesuvius erupted all over the place. Tonight, carb up at a local joint of your choosing. Pro tip: Follow the sound of live music. (B) DAY 5 SORRENTO TO ASSISI. On to the hillside town Assisi to meet our local guide and find out how the Basilica of St Francis was built without cranes. Really. And just how that roof was painted. (B,D) DAY 6 ASSISI TO VENICE. Nature + fast cars en route to Venice today. First: the views from San Marino castle then Maranello for every car geek’s dream. Hello, Ferrari museum! In Venice, canals tick the nature box while man brought the bridges. Very cool.

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DAY 7 VENICE. Bridges and boats. A walking tour means our day starts with minus calories. Choose your poison for lunch then jump on a gondola to see the Grand Canal. Perfecto. (B) DAY 8 VENICE TO MILAN. Dust off (and maybe iron) those glad rags today. Milan is Italy’s fashion capital and the residents know it. Expect three-thousandeuro knee high boots and tailored coats. Just saying. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++

Gondola ride in Venice Tuscan wine tasting Entry to the Ferrari museum Local Italian guides in Assisi & Florence

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

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Pompeii visit & guided tour ++ Vatican City tour START MEET AT 3PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN ROME

DAY 9 MILAN TO FLORENCE. The only shot to get in Pisa (you know) before we continue through Tuscany. First up, wine tasting, then Florence. Tip: take a walk to Piazzale Michelangelo. The night views are so worth it. (B) DAY 10 FLORENCE. Get to know the city with a local this morning. See: the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio. Clock the bell tower beside the main Duomo to avoid the queues and get the same dramatic views. (B,D) DAY 11 FLORENCE TO ROME. Full circle today as we head back to the capital to say goodbye. But first, Orvieto for your life's first wild boar panini (if you’re game). (B)


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DAY 2 LIVERPOOL TO YORK. Don your finest yellow as we travel through Tour de France country. Arriving into York, we’ll check out York Minster. Later, a ghost walk. Spooky. (B) DAY 3 YORK TO EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. Roll into the most gothic city outside of Transylvania today. Go Dracula hunting while we explore the highlights on foot. (B,D) DAY 4 EDINBURGH. Get under the skin and find out why it’s much more than its Gothic architecture. Hot tip: walk to Leith Port and check out the art galleries, great cafes, bars and restaurants. (B) DAY 5 EDINBURGH. We’re spoilt today with a second full free day in the capital. Go look for the loch Ness Monster or check out the city vaults under South Bridge. Spooky. (B) DAY 6 EDINBURGH TO GLASGOW. You can’t do Scotland without whisky. Cue an optional distillery tasting tour then onto the nightlife behemoth we call Glasgow. For a more chilled night choose Merchant City or go sheer crazy on Sauchiehall Street. (B) DAY 7 GLASGOW TO BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND. A lot of history and now a cosmopolitan European city. Look back with a Black Cab tour of the city. (B,D) DAY 8 BELFAST TO GALWAY, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND. How did 40,000 hexagonal rock columns end up in the same place? No matter. The Giant’s Causeway rocks (pun intended). We’ll arrive in Galway tonight. Drink Guinness #mustdo. (B) DAY 9 GALWAY. A free day in the land of ‘craic’. Just enjoy. (B) DAY 10 GALWAY TO DUBLIN. Take in the scenery on our drive to Dublin. Tonight, an Irish show is your chance to sample a taste of tradition. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Visit the world-famous Guinness Storehouse in Dublin ++ Evening ghost walk in York ++ Traditional English Sunday roast in Liverpool ++ Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

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13 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 13 nights 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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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 epic dark brew distillery. (B)

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DAY 1 LONDON TO LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. We begin with Harry Potter-esque, Oxford. Check it out before we head to Liverpool and embrace the nightlife-loving Liverpudlians. (D)


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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 with a side of snails (eek!) 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 figure’s footsteps (hello, Hemingway) or just hang with the locals. If you fancy a cabaret or river cruise after dinner, we’ll hook you up. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++

Gondola ride in Venice Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Dutch cheese & clog demonstration Stay in the Rhine Valley castle region

MORE INCLUSIONS

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)

++ 10 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights hotel upgrade & 8 nights hostel accommodation ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Burn off last night’s dinner with a hike or bike – or take the cruisey option and head up the Jungfrau by train. It’s the highest rail station in Europe, as the views will attest. (B)

++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Seine River cruise in Paris

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. Wirsthauser (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. Pinch yourself because tonight you live like a royal and sleep in a castle. (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?)

TOP OPTIONALS

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

then discover the Amsterdam the locals want to keep quiet. (B)

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 #LiveLikeALocal this afternoon before our farewell dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 11 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. The final stretch. One last scenic coach trip and then: London town. #sadface (B)


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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). Later, 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) 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-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 Djemma el-fna 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 Spanish feasts. (B,D) DAY 10 ASILAH TO SEVILLE, SPAIN. Leave the tajines for the home of paella and the Moorish brilliance that is the Alcazar. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Guided tour of the Alhambra, Granada ++ Local guide in Fes & Marrakech ++ Welcome dinner in Madrid

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 14 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights hotel upgrade, 10 nights in hostel accommodation ++ 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 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 Bairro Alto 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)

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DAY 1 MADRID, SPAIN. Reset your body clock; you’re on Madrid time now. Meet your crew and get fired up for the trip. (D)


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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 and a tour of the most iconic sights in Paris – by night. Ooh la la! (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Free day means #livinglikealocal. Browse bookshops in Le Marais, drink espresso in the 10th arrondissement or get lost in Père Lachaise. 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 nature-made 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. 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 then shake it off – we’re going island hopping, Venice-style. (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. (B) DAY 11 VENICE TO SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. The city of Mozart vs. the Sound of Music. Get ready for a dance-off. (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)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++

Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration Guided tour of former concentration camp Mauthausen

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 17 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights hotel upgrade, 11 nights hostel accommodation, 4 nights in bungalows ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Helicopter ride in the Swiss Alps ++ Bicycle tour of Paris START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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) DAY 15 BERLIN. Work your free day with a visit to hipster-chic Neukölln, Friedrichshain or Kreuzberg. (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 as we bike across the city (optional). Then smartphones at the ready for our farewell dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 18 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Head back to London for hugs and sad goodbyes. (B)


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1 STOP & STAY DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). First day = a jam-packed tour after a sumptuous dinner. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Explore the city’s hidden gems. Then, join us at a cabaret or sail the Seine by night. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Au revoir, Paris. Next up, Lauterbrunnen. (B) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. We’re all about Jungfrau today aka The Top of Europe. (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Reacclimatise to city life today in marvellous Florence. (B,D) DAY 6 FLORENCE. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city’s greats this morning. Think: that famous naked guy, David. (B) DAY 7 FLORENCE TO ROME. A city under a city as we visit Orvieto en route to Rome. Then, epic walking tour.. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice ++ Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 23 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights hotel upgrade, 15 nights hostel accommodation, 4 nights in bungalows ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 8 ROME. Visit the world’s smallest country (hello, Vatican City). (B)

DAY 17 KRAKOW. Cue museum visit (hint: Schindler’s Factory) or just people watch with a hot chocolate. (B)

DAY 9 ROME TO VENICE. After channeling your inner romantic in Verona, we’re off to Venice. (B,D)

DAY 18 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Auschwitz-Birkenau puts things in perspective today before we arrive into Prague. (B,D)

DAY 10 VENICE. Get lost. Get found. Repeat. (B) DAY 11 VENICE TO SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. Introducing old-world charm at its best. If Salzburg’s not top of a Google Image search, it should be. (B) DAY 12 SALZBURG. Pass a day in strudel heaven or go high energy with an opportunity to ski. (B) DAY 13 SALZBURG TO VIENNA. Welcome to Vienna – the home of Freud and free association.(B) DAY 14 VIENNA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. In Bratislava, make sure to statue spot as we check out the city on foot. Then onto Budapest for nightlife that really is THAT good. (B,D) DAY 15 BUDAPEST. Go goulash-crazy today. (B) DAY 16 BUDAPEST TO KRAKOW, POLAND. The best winter food in Europe. Fact. If you have a meal without carbs, you’re doing it wrong. (B)

DAY 19 PRAGUE. Old school vs. new school on this free day. Then, beer. Really. Good. Beer. (B) DAY 20 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. See the phoenix-like city of Dresden – rising from war ashes. Then, Berlin. (B,D) DAY 21 BERLIN. Do culture, do food, do history. It’s all here. (B) DAY 22 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. We’re rocking Amsterdam this evening with a visit to Dam Square and the area most well-known for its bright colour palette. Yep, Red Light District. (B) DAY 23 AMSTERDAM. Hit up your faves on an optional bike tour this afternoon before our farewell dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 24 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. London calling! Say goodbye today. (B)

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DAY 2 PARIS. Explore the city’s hidden gems. After dinner join us at a cabaret, cruise the Seine by night or soak up some jazz. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX, FRANCE. Today we roll on to the port city of Bordeaux, where half the city is Unesco-listed and vineyards reign supreme. (B) DAY 4 BORDEAUX. Wander the picturesque streets and embrace #cafelife with some top-notch vino. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF $2575

DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO BILBAO. Next stop: Bilbao – famed for its titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF $2650

DAY 6 BILBAO TO MADRID, SPAIN. As a city known for its artistic pedigree, culinary wonders and buzzing nightlife. (B,D)

Price based on USD Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

24 DAYS FROM

$

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). First day and a jam-packed city tour after a sumptuous dinner. (D)

TRIP PRICE OF $2495

G = Guaranteed Departure

2495

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.

STARTING FROM $ 104 / D AY

LONDON

DAY 7 MADRID. Get cultured at the Prado Museum or just kick back in the botanical gardens. Tonight, delve into the buzzing nightlife of Malasaña and Chueca areas. (B) DAY 8 MADRID TO VALENCIA. Onto Spain’s third largest city, Valencia. Dig into a range of mouthwatering local dishes at tonight’s dinner. (B) DAY 9 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Bienvenidos to the city of art nouveau, alluring accents and most importantly, tapas. Flamenco, anyone? (B,D) DAY 10 BARCELONA. Tick off the likes of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Then: fire up for the notorious nightlife. (B) DAY 11 BARCELONA TO MARSEILLE, FRANCE. With its boat-lined quayside, history and architecture, there’s no wonder Marseille is so popular. (B) DAY 12 MARSEILLE. Dig into bouillabaisse as you watch the sun set over the Vieux Port. (B) DAY 13 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE, ITALY. With over 1,800 restaurants and the world’s best gelato, Florence is where all your Italian dreams are made. (B,D) DAY 14 FLORENCE. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city’s geats this morning. Think: that famous naked guy, David. (B) DAY 15 FLORENCE TO ROME. Today, we’re Romeward bound. Prep Instagram for a walking tour. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++

Bordeaux winery tour and tasting Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Dutch cheese and clogs demonstration Try traditional Swiss fondue

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 23 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights hotel upgrade, 19 nights hostel accommodation ++ 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 JOIN 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

DAY 16 ROME. Visit the world’s smallest country (hello, Vatican City). (B) DAY 17 ROME TO VENICE. Verona today = R + J 4EVA. Next up, Venice. (B,D) DAY 18 VENICE. Get lost while trying to find St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. (B) DAY 19 VENICE TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Off to the Alps, where the air is crisp and fondue is ah-maze! (B,D) DAY 20 SWISS ALPS. Head to Jungfrau on an optional adventure and test your pano #photoskills. (B) DAY 21 SWISS ALPS TO LUXEMBOURG. Luxembourg, how luxe! (B) DAY 22 LUXEMBOURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Get the obvious out of the way (Red Light District, anyone?) then discover the ‘real’ Amsterdam. (B) DAY 23 AMSTERDAM. We’ll continue our mission to #livelikealocal this afternoon before our farewell dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 24 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Head back to London. (B)


STAY PLAY AND

LONDON PRE AND POST

DUBAI STOPOVER

ABOUT PRE AND POST

ABOUT DUBAI STOPOVER

If you need a bed before your trip or fancy sticking around London town once you’re back—we can hook you up. With hotel or hostel accommodation to match your budget, it’s your trip, your way.

Get ready for glitz, glam and luxury at its absolute finest. From man-made islands and beaches to underwater hotels and shopping malls with over 1,200 stores, Dubai is flashier than a mob of paparazzi.

HOSTEL

3 DAY STOPOVER

MULTI-SHARE (4 OR 6 BEDDED ROOM)

T WIN/DOUBLE FROM

$

55

$

USD Per Person

HOTEL

90

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420

$

USD Per Person

4 DAY STOPOVER

T WIN/DOUBLE FROM

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255

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SINGLE FROM

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140

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350

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SINGAPORE STOPOVER

SINGLE FROM

565

$

USD Per Person

BANGKOK STOPOVER

ABOUT SINGAPORE STOPOVER

ABOUT BANGKOK STOPOVER

Have yourself a Singapore fling in the city where hawker food reigns supreme and lush, manicured green spaces mix with skyscrapers and secret cocktail haunts. Experience the city in all its hot and sticky glory.

Steamy, chaotic and bursting at the seams with tasty street food and urban charm, Bangkok will slap you in the face with its intoxicating energy. Did we mention it was a foodie’s paradise?

3 DAY STOPOVER

3 DAY STOPOVER

T WIN/DOUBLE FROM

$

370

USD Per Person

SINGLE FROM

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650

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470

USD Per Person

T WIN/DOUBLE FROM

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190

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SINGLE FROM

350

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840

USD Per Person

T WIN/DOUBLE FROM

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210

USD Per Person

SINGLE FROM

370

$

USD Per Person

STAY & PLAY | 169


CIT Y ESCAPES

170

HOSTEL OR HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

4 DAY | L O N D O N S H O R T B R E A K

4 DAY | I L O V E L O N D O N

MEALS

1

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4

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

PHOTOS: LONDON, UK

3

ABOUT LONDON SHORT BREAK Learn your Leicester Square from your Picadilly Circus as you surf the famous underground and experience #Londonlife on this whirlwind short break. Jump aboard a famed double decker on a sightseeing tour, wave hello to HRH at the palace, stop to pose in a red telephone box and play street sign bingo with as many Monopoly properties as you can find. This is London, baby! Enjoy every moment, one cheesy bucket list item at a time.

TRIP CODE:EELLLL S TA R T

FINISH

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30

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8

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11

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30

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2

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4

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22

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25

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10

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13

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13

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16

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8

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11

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17

JUN

20

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28

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31

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29

SEP

2

OCT

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

275

3 breakfasts, 1 lunch 3 nights hostel accommodation Walking tour of London + food tour 3 day London underground & bus pass (zones 1&2) 1 day hop on hop off London sightseeing tour Awesome Trip Leader

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

TRIP PRICE OF $375

USD Per Person

G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double

TRIP CODE: EHBLLL T WIN/DOUBLE FROM

375

$

USD Per Person

SINGLE FROM

$

525

USD Per Person

TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

4 DAYS FROM

$

375

USD PER PERSON

STARTING FROM $ 69/ D AY

FINISH

MAY

MULTI-SHARE (4 OR 6 BEDDED ROOM)

$

S TA R T

5

MORE INCLUSIONS

TRIP CODE: EELBLL

FINISH

MAY

++ ++ ++ ++

3 breakfasts 3 nights accommodation at a hotel or hostel 3 day London underground & bus pass (zones 1&2) 1 day hop on hop off London sightseeing tour

S TA R T

2


HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

4 DAY | I L O V E P A R I S

4 DAY | I L O V E P A R I S

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

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MEALS

1

COUNTRY

PHOTO: PARIS, FRANCE

4

CIT Y ESCAPES

171

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Traditional cabaret show ++ Seine River cruise ++ Visit the Palace of Versailles ++ Paris bike tour ++ Paris food tour

TRIP CODE: EHPAPP - HOTEL S TA R T

FINISH

TRIP CODE: EEEDPP - HOSTEL PLUS S TA R T

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FINISH

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29

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14

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26

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Paris city driving tour ++ Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower START MEET AT 5PM IN PARIS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN PARIS

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights hotel accommodation ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

S TA R T G

FINISH

12

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15

APR

19

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22

26

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G

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29

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25

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28

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13

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28

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Paris city driving tour ++ Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower START MEET AT 5PM IN PARIS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN PARIS

S TA R T

FINISH

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22

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23

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26

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26

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2

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12

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16

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6

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13

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16

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G G G

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G

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights hostel accommodation ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TRIP PRICE OF $535 TRIP PRICE OF $445

TRIP PRICE OF $555

TRIP PRICE OF $465

TRIP PRICE OF $575 G = Guaranteed Departure

TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

TRIP PRICE OF $485 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

4 DAYS FROM

$

535

USD PER PERSON

TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

4 DAYS FROM

445

$

USD PER PERSON

STARTING FROM $ 112 / D AY

Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single Supplement from an extra $115


OUR TOP 5 TRIPS IN

Europe Summer

10 DAY GREEK ISLAND HOPPER

8 DAY CROATIAN RIVIERA

Make like the Greek god or goddess that you are and hop your way around the big blue.

The Croatian coastline is calling, with its turquoise seas and picturesque islands.

SEE EXPLORER TRIP PAGE PG. 41

SEE SAILING TRIP PAGE PG. 140

T

P TO R I P

27 DAY SUMMER FUN & SAILING Ain’t nothing screams summer like the ultimate Eurotrip. Did we mention sailing? SEE HOSTEL PLUS TRIP PAGE PG. 97

24 DAY SPIRIT OF EUROPE

24 DAY EUROPE UNCOVERED

Soak up all that’s magical about Europe on this #epic trip of a lifetime.

Uncover Europe and all its hidden gems as you skip from one awesome country to the next

SEE HOSTEL PLUS TRIP ON PAGE PG. 91

SEE HOTEL TRIP ON PAGE PG. 31

172 | TOP 5 TRIPS


TERMS & CONDITIONS It is our intention to set out clearly and simply the responsibilities which we at Top Deck Tours Ltd, Level One, 107 Power Road, London, W4 5PY England, a company registered in the UK, company number 04905253 (“Topdeck, us or we”) have to You and any member of your party (“You”) and which You, in turn, have to us when a contract is made between us. You should therefore read and understand the contents. All trips in this brochure are operated by Topdeck, except the following trips which are operated by contracted local operators: Greek Island Hopper, Greece (page 41), Blue Lagoons, Turkey (page 136-137) and the sailing section of any trips which include sailing In Turkey, Croatia sailing, Croatia (pages 140-146) and the sailing section of all trips that feature sailing in Croatia, Greek Sailing, Greece (Page 134-135), Island Sunchaser, Ibiza, Spain (page133), Turkey Explored, Turkey (page 42) and ANZAC trips to Turkey (page 148-149), and the Egypt section of the Mega European -Egypt (page109) and the Egypt section of any trips including travel to Egypt which are operated respectively by Bellair Travel, Athens, Greece; AlaTurka Yachting and Travel, Fethiye, Turkey; Katarina Lines, Croatia; Hermes Yachting, Piraeus, Greece (for Greek and Ibiza Sailing), New Faces Tourism and Travel, Istanbul, Turkey (for Turkey Explored and ANZAC trips to Turkey), and Top Deck Egypt, Cairo for Egypt. Your contract will be with Topdeck as the operator, save for these excepted trips in which case your contract for tour services will be with those operators and will also be subject to their respective terms and conditions (in addition to the booking conditions set out below). For any excepted 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 conditions. All Topdeck trips are sold subject to the following conditions (“these Conditions”). 1. (a) Please note that our trips are designed for young people between the ages of 18 to 39 years. We may in special circumstances approve persons outside this range. If You are 17 years of age and wish to book on one of our trips, please contact us before making a booking as we will require the written consent of your parent or guardian. We reserve the sole right to decline a booking request from You should we think our trips are not suited to You.

redeeming against a trip with a higher deposit amount the balance will be payable at time of booking. The RDV has no cash value and cannot be transferred to another customer. The RDV can only be combined with 1 other discount, either a standard Early Bird deal or standard brochure discount applicable at time of booking. Rolling deposit vouchers cannot be requested or redeemed against African Safari trips. CANCELLATION OR MODIFICATION BY US 8. 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 therefore reserve the sole right, at our discretion, to 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:

YOUR LIABILITY TO US

9. A material modification is one which has a serious effect 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. We do not consider a change of accommodation, or transport style a material change.

23. 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 whereby 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 where 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.

10. We will endeavor not to materially modify or cancel the trip within 42 days of the date of the scheduled departure unless compelled to do so because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control. If a material modification or cancellation is made by us within six weeks of the scheduled departure date for reasons other than Force Majeure in accordance with clause 21 You will receive compensation as stated in the scale below. Period before scheduled departure date that we notify You or your travel agent together with the compensation offered. Over 42 days nil

28-14 days

$75

BOOKING YOUR TRIP

13-7 days

$100

2. Bookings can be made either through your local travel agent or with us direct and must be secured with a deposit of $200 per person paid at the time of booking. This deposit is non-refundable unless we cancel your trip. If You are making a booking within 42 days of departure, then full payment is required PROVIDED HOWEVER that if the trip comprises a special offer we may require full payment including any pre and post accommodation and sundry service charges to be paid at the time specified in the offer. All Discounts apply to the Trip price only and do not apply to any included flights, pre & post accommodation or transfers. Only two discounts can be combined to a maximum of 15%. For Friends and Discounts, all passengers must be booked on the same trip at the same time. For multi trip discounts all trips must be booked at the same time. All discounts are subject to availability. For full terms and conditions of all discounts please visit www.topdeck.travel. Open dated passes must be paid in full at the time of booking. Your booking is taken to be confirmed, and accepted when we issue an invoice. If your booking is made through a travel agent, we will address all correspondence to that travel agent. All monies paid by You to the travel agent will be held by them on behalf of Topdeck. If You arrange your trip direct with us, all correspondence and communications will be sent to your address in our booking file unless You specify otherwise. Balance of all payments is required at least 42 days prior to your trip departure date. If You do not pay within this period we may deem your booking cancelled and your deposit forfeited.

6-0 days

$200

6. If You are prevented from traveling as a result of illness, the death of an immediate family member, jury service, or other reason beyond your control which we consider significant, we will 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 PROVIDED THAT we must be given at least 21 days written notice of the proposed change. CANCELLATION BY YOU 7. Cancellation of a booking by You must be made in writing. We will not regard a booking as cancelled unless and until written notice is received by us. On cancellation the following charges will apply:

Days before Departure

% of trip cost forfeited

Pre/post accomm

London Transfers

Over 42 days

Deposit

Nil

Nil

42-29 days

40%

40%

Nil

28-14 days

60%

60%

Nil

13-7 days

80%

100%

Nil

6-3 days

90%

100%

100%

2-0 days

100%

100%

100%

11. Topdeck may require a minimum number of participants for certain trips and in the event that there are insufficient bookings recorded by not later than 42 days before the scheduled departure date we will be entitled to cancel the scheduled trip, whereupon all monies paid by You for your Topdeck trip shall be refunded but no further compensation will be paid and You and Topdeck hereby agree to mutually release each other from any further obligations which would have been enforceable had the trip not been cancelled. 12. We reserve the right to alter or substitute the type or size of vehicle, or 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 48 passengers. Please also note there are strict laws in Europe governing Driver’s driving hours and this may necessitate utilizing public transport in some cities. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU 13. Save where the provisions of Force Majeure apply, in the event that the trip does not reasonably comply with the description in the brochure, Topdeck may compensate You to a maximum value equal to twice the price of the trip but excluding insurance premiums and amendment fees AND 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 trip and where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable (c) unusual and 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). 14. If You are killed, injured or become ill during or as a result of, carriage by ship, train or coach forming part of the trip in circumstances where such death, injury or illness is not caused by or contributed to by You our liability to pay damages and/ or the amount of compensation we will be liable to pay is limited in accordance with the liability of a carrier under any international Convention applicable to such events, including, but not limited to:

FLIGHTS Cancellation charges for the flight segment of any flight included as part of your Topdeck Trip featured in this brochure: Up to 42 days before trip departure: Included in trip deposit loss Less than 42 days: $60 plus any airline charges, which could be up to the full value of the ticket. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Should we book any flights on your behalf, which are not included as part of the trip package, they will be subject to the conditions of the respective airline - this includes but is not limited to deposit/full payment and amendment/cancellation conditions. Topdeck will charge a $60 per person administration fee for any amendments, cancellations or reissue of tickets in addition to any airline fees. ROLLING DEPOSIT VOUCHER Any cancellation within 6 weeks which incurs more than deposit charge is not applicable to this offer. The Rolling Deposit Voucher (RDV) may only be used as a deposit on one future Topdeck trip 4 days of length or more. Only one Rolling Deposit may be applied per trip. The RDV has no expiry date, but the passenger must be aged between 18 to 39 years to travel as per these terms and conditions. The RDV will equate to the initial deposit amount paid. If redeeming against a trip with a lower deposit amount, the remainder of the voucher will be forfeited. If

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS 24. Please ensure You carefully read your invoice, tickets and all other documents we send to You as soon as You receive them, and contact your travel agent, or us 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 your agent. While we will do our best to rectify any changes made outside this time, it is your responsibility to meet any additional costs which may be involved, except in the case of an error made by Topdeck and where there is reasonable justification for You not contacting us within the specified time. You are responsible for ensuring that all necessary travel documents including, but not limited to, passports, visas and vaccination certificates are valid and subsisting. We strongly recommend that You verify current documentation requirements and all other relevant protocols and procedures associated with your trip 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. INSURANCE 25. 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. 26. You hereby 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. 27. In the event of You making a claim against Topdeck arising out of the trip, You hereby assign to us, any rights to take action against any third party supplier or any other person or party that Topdeck reasonably considers to be a party to the action and to co-operate fully with Topdeck should Topdeck or its insurers wish to enforce those rights which have been assigned to Topdeck. 28. In the event that 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.

• In respect of carriage by sea, the Athens Convention;

29. In the event of You not making a claim before 5 working days of the maximum length of time permitted by your policy, You must assign, by letter sent by courier delivery to Topdeck not less than 5 working days prior to the said specified time, the benefit of the policy and give immediate notice of such an assignment to your insurer.

• In respect of the provision of accommodation, the Paris Convention;

COMPLAINTS

• In respect of carriage by rail, the Berne Convention; and,

30. 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 notify the Trip Leader of any problem immediately may prejudice Topdeck and may result in your ability to claim compensation from us being extinguished 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 and may extinguish your claim.

* In respect of carriage by road, the Geneva Convention. 15. The terms of these Conventions are incorporated into and form part of our contract with You. You should know that the carrier will rely upon its ‘conditions of carriage’ which may limit or remove the carrier’s liability to You and limit compensation under any international Conventions. Our liability will also, in all cases, be limited in accordance with relevant carrier conditions of carriage. If Your trip is an ‘excepted trip’ as outlined 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 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 relevant operator. Your legal rights in connection with such trips are against the specific operator and are not against us, except to the extent a problem is caused by fault on our part. 16. In the event that Topdeck (or its insurers) make any payment to You for death, personal injury or illness, You must give us or our insurers all and any rights You may have to take action against the party responsible for causing the death, personal injury or illness and You must co-operate fully with us in seeking recovery of any payment we may make from such party. 17. 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 because of the number of countries visited on trips 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 stressed in our publication. The final decision on the itinerary and the content of the trip 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. 18. 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

Cancellation of Open Dated Passes before booking a departure date incur a $400 cancellation charge. Once your chosen departure date is booked all booking conditions apply including cancellation charges as listed above.

HEALTH AND MEDICAL CONDITIONS

(3) cancellation with a full refund of all monies paid.

$50

5. You must clearly state all your requirements at the time of booking. Please note that any dietary requirements will be a request only. We cannot guarantee special dietary requirements nor will we assume any responsibility or liability if your special requirements cannot be fulfilled. If You want to change 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 as soon as possible in writing. We will do our best to accommodate your requested changes but You will be required to pay an amendment fee of $60 per person per change. If a request is made less than 42 days before departure, normal cancellation fees will apply in accordance with clause 7 unless the transfer or change is to an earlier departure of the same trip. In the event of a request for a change to be made a new invoice will be issued by Topdeck and cancellation charges/amendment fees will be shown. All amendment fees are payable within 7 days of the issue of a new invoice or on the date of departure, whichever is the sooner.

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.

(2) a trip of a lower standard together with a refund of the difference in price; or

(1) a trip of an equivalent or closely similar standard and price, if available;

42-29 days

4. Prices quoted in our brochures are calculated on costs and exchange rates at 10 August 2016. These prices may increase or decrease and we reserve the sole right to alter prices and other particulars contained in our brochures and on our website. Price changes in trips featured in subsequent brochure versions will supersede the prices in this brochure. (The version date is indicated on the back cover of this brochure). Before You make a booking we will provide You with details of the current price of your chosen trip. This will also be displayed on the website. Once You have accepted this price and your booking has been confirmed in accordance with clause 2 that price will remain fixed and will not be subject to surcharges.

CONTRAVENTION OF LAW

22. If You have a medical condition or disability which may affect your trip, we ask that You inform us in writing at the time of booking the trip of any special arrangements required by You so that we are able to advise as to the suitability of those arrangements. If we reasonably feel we are unable to satisfactorily accommodate your particular needs, we reserve the right to 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.

(b) A contract between You and us will exist as soon as we issue an invoice in response to your request for a booking and the deposit has been paid to your travel agent or us.

3. Alterations or cancellations by You after your booking has been accepted will be effected subject to the provisions of clauses 5, 6 and 7 of these Conditions.

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”).

19. Topdeck and/or its associated staff partners and suppliers makes no warranties or representations in relation to implied or explicit suggestion and/ or recommendation for services, activities and events not highlighted as included in the related trip(s). Information not explicitly noted as included is provided 'as is' and intended to be general in nature so may not be suitable for your particular needs. It is essential that you ensure that any/all risk associated with getting to/ from, the participation in or visitation of any area, activity, event or venue is in-line with your expectations and suitably covered under your travel insurance 20. 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 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 21. We do not accept liability for any loss, damage or expense resulting from war or terrorist activities threatened or actual, civil unrest, industrial action

DATA PROTECTION 31. 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. 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 32. Topdeck operates a non-smoking policy on our coaches (although we make frequent stops for breaks), and in most of our accommodation. LUGGAGE 33. There are strict weight limits for coaches when fully loaded. Therefore 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. In addition You may bring a sleeping bag, as required on specific trips, and a daypack. GENERAL 34. You understand 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. 35. No servant, agent, employee or representative of the Company has any right to alter, vary or waive any of these Conditions, nor undertake any activity likely to lead to increased liability whatsoever on behalf of Topdeck unless such be in writing and signed by a duly authorised person. 36. Wi-Fi connectivity. Topdeck will endeavor to deliver Wi-Fi connection as stated on relevant trips to the best of our ability. This service is subject to availability and may not be available on some peak season departures or in the event of technical malfunction 37. All contracts for bookings made with Topdeck, for trips in this brochure, are governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in the UK, should any dispute between us not be otherwise amicably agreed.


12 DAY E S S E N T I A L E U R O P E EHWELL

17 DAY M E D I T E R R A N E A N H O R I Z O N S P.25

EHCIRR

18 DAY E U R O P E A N O D Y S S E Y P.28

EHEVLL

P.29

MAPS EUROPE SUMMER

HOTEL

EXPLORER

CAMPING

HOSTEL PLUS

SAILING

DAYS TRIP NAME 7 CEASAR'S FOOTSTEPS 8 ROMAN PATHWAY

P. 20 21

10 DAY G R E E K I S L A N D H O P P E R

DAYS 4 10 14

TRIP NAME I LOVE PARIS ROMAN ROAD VENETIAN TRAIL

P.31

CODE EHPAPP EHPALR EHPARL

P. 171 23 26

13 DAY B R A V O I T A L I A EXBIRR

DAYS TRIP NAME 8 ESPRESSO ITALIA 8 PRONTO ITALIA

EHDELL

DAYS 7 10 11 15 15 19

TRIP NAME TAPAS TRAIL DEMOCRACY ROAD PAPARAZZI PARADE EUROPEAN EMPEROR ROAD TO PRAGUE COBBLESTONES & CANALS

P.32

CODE EHDELB EHDEHL EHDEBR EHDELR EHDERP EHDERL

EXGIAA

CODE EXBIRF EXBIFR

EXBMHP

DAYS TRIP NAME 7 CZECH MATE 14 SOHO TO BOHO

CODE EHEVPL EHEVLP

P. 21 26

12 DAY T U R K E Y E X P L O R E D

P.44

EXBOMM

P. 38 38

EXTUII

DAYS TRIP NAME 6 ROAD TO TROY 7 SULTAN'S TRAIL

14 DAY S PA N I S H F I E S T A

DAYS TRIP NAME 8 PRONTO FIESTA 8 PRONTO IBIZA FIESTA

14 DAY B R I T A I N & I R E L A N D

P.42

CODE EXTUFI EXTUIF

P. 36 37

14 DAY D I S C O V E R F R A N C E P.46

CODE EXBOMY EXBOYM

EXDFPP

P.47

P. 37 40

15 DAY B A L K A N E X P L O R E R P.48

EXUKLL

DAYS TRIP NAME 6 THE BRITISH ISLE

P.41

P. 20 23 24 27 27 30

13 DAY E A S T E R N E S C A P E P.43

P. 22 22

T

EHPALL

CODE EHCIRD EHCIDR

P TO R I P

33 DAY D I S C O V E R E U R O P E

DAYS TRIP NAME 9 ADRIATIC DREAMS 9 COASTAL TRAIL

T

P TO R I P

23 DAY E U R O P E U N C O V E R E D

CODE EHWERL EHWELR

CODE EXUKLG

P. 36

DAYS TRIP NAME 9 CELTIC TRAIL

CODE EXUKBL

P.49

EXBEHH

P. 40

DAYS TRIP NAME 8 BALKAN TRAIL

CODE EXBEHD

P. 39

DAYS TRIP NAME 8 BALKAN BLITZ

CODE EXBEDH

P. 39


8 DAY P O R T U G A L S U R FA R I EEPSXX

11 DAY E U R O P E E X P R E S S P.55

14 DAY E U R O P E A N W O N D E R P.61

EENDLL

21 DAY I B E R I A N V O Y A G E R

17 DAY E U R O P E A N PA T H W A Y P.64

24 DAY S P I R I T O F E U R O P E

P.73

EESDLL

25 DAY S U M M E R C O M PA S S

T

P TO R I P

20 DAY E U R O P E A N G E T A W A Y

EEEWLL

EEFDLL

DAYS TRIP NAME 7 BOHEMIAN TRAIL 13 THE FRENCH CONNECTION

P.76

CODE EEFDPL EEFDLV

P.80

EESPBB

P. 54 62

DAYS TRIP NAME 10 TRAIL OF COLUMBUS 14 IBERIAN COAST

CODE EESPXB EESPBX

P. 59 65

DAYS TRIP NAME 9 WESTERN SPIRIT 16 EASTERN SPIRIT

P.90

CODE EECELR EECERL

P. 57 70

P.92

EESCLL

DAYS 9 9 11 17

TRIP NAME TOWER TO TAPAS NORTHERN SPIRIT THE MED RUNNER THE COASTAL ROAM

CODE EESCLM EESCRL EESCMR EESCLR

P. 56 58 60 74

CODE EEGERL

P. 69

CODE EERSTG EERSGT EERSFS

P. 71 85 86

28 DAY G R A N D E U R O P E A N

T

P TO R I P

27 DAY S U M M E R F U N & S A I L I N G

EECELL

P.96

EESSLL

DAYS TRIP NAME 9 WESTERN SPIRIT 10 EUROPEAN ESCAPE

CODE EESSLR EESSVL

P. 57 59

DAYS TRIP NAME 19 EUROPEAN HORIZONS 20 ADRIATIC ADVENTURE

CODE EESSRL EESSLV

P. 75 78

37 DAY E U R O P E A N P I O N E E R

TRIP NAME I LOVE PARIS BOULEVARDS & BEACHES EASTERN EXPOSURE GAUDI & GLITZ

DAYS TRIP NAME 13 ROMAN CHARIOT 14 EASTERN WANDERER

CODE EEGELR EEGERG

P. 62 63

DAYS TRIP NAME 16 EASTERN EXPRESS

37 DAY R E D S T A R S P E C I A L P.104

EEEDLL

DAYS 4 9 14 16

P.98

EEGELL

CODE EEEDPP EEEDLB EEEDDL EEEDBA

P. 171 56 63 68

DAYS 17 21 22

TRIP NAME THE GREAT EASTERN EASTERN LINK TIMELESS TRAIL

P.106

EERSGG

CODE EEEDAP EEEDAL EEEDLA

P. 72 82 83

DAYS 8 10 15

TRIP NAME VODKA & CAVIER SCANDI EXPRESS SCENIC SCANDI

CODE EERSSM EERSGO EERSOT

P. 54 58 66

DAYS 16 22 23

TRIP NAME RUSSIAN REVELATIONS NORTHERN EXPOSURE RUSSIA SCANDI


49 DAY M E G A E U R O P E A N - E G Y P T

49 DAY M E G A E U R O P E A N - G R E E C E P.108

EEEMLL

DAYS TRIP NAME 27 CLEAOPATRA'S JEWEL

CODE EEEMLC

P. 94

26 DAY E U R O P E I N S P I R E D ECCLLL

DAYS 8 14 15 19

TRIP NAME WESTERN INSPIRATION EASTERN INSPIRATION MOUNTAINS & BEACHES ROMANS TO VIKINGS

P.124

CODE ECCLLR ECCLHL ECCLLH ECCLVL

ECJNBL

P. 114 115 118 120

DAYS 11 14 20

TRIP NAME WESTERN PARADISO PASTA & PEAKS EASTERN PARADISO

EXGSAA

TRIP NAME EAST MEETS WEST CLASSIC EUROPE EASTERN EXPLORE ROAD TO ATHENS

CODE EEMEHL EEMELR EEMEDL EEMELA

P. 65 67 87 88

DAYS 29 30 35

TRIP NAME OCEANIC EMPIRES EASTERN ADVENTURE IMPERIAL TRAIL

CODE EEMELD EEMEAL EEMERL

P.126

P.140

CODE ECJNLB ECJNRL ECJNBL

P. 114 114 121

DAYS 11 14 15

TRIP NAME BUDAPEST TO BIG BEN WESTERN CROSSING EASTERN HIGHLIGHTS

CODE ECPTHL ECPTLR ECPTDL

8 DAY A E G E A N O D Y S S E Y P.134

8 DAY A D R I A T I C S U N S E T S EXCVDS/EXCODS/EXCSDS

P. 100 101 103

P.128

ECPTLL

EXGSMM

P. 115 117 118

DAYS TRIP NAME 19 ADRIATIC EXPRESS 21 EASTERN PATHWAYS

CODE ECPTRG ECPTRL

8 DAY B L U E L A G O O N S P.135

8 DAY D U B R O V N I K D R E A M S

EXTGFF

P.136

8 DAY C R O A T I A N C L A S S I C

T

EXCVSS, EXCNSS, EXCZSS, EXCZSSB, EXCVSD/EXCOSD

P. 102

DAYS 15 15 24 24

34 DAY E U R O P E A N A D V E N T U R E

7 DAY P O S E I D O N ' S PA T H W A Y P.132

P TO R I P

8 DAY C R O A T I A N R I V I E R A

CODE EEEMCL

28 DAY E U R O P E A N PA R A D I S O

7 DAY I S L A N D S U N C H A S E R EXISCC

DAYS TRIP NAME 30 PHAROAH'S ESCAPE

P.110

EEMELL

P.141

EXCSDD/EXCDDD

P.142

EXCLSD, EXCLDS

P.143

P. 119 122


TRIPS TABLE OF CONTENTS

Hotel S T A R T I N G P. 1 8

DAYS | TRIP NAME

S T A R T I N G P. 3 4

Hostel Plu s S T A R T I N G P. 5 2

Camp ing S T A R T I N G P. 1 1 2

Sa iling S T A R T I N G P. 1 3 0

Festivals

DAYS | TRIP NAME

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

20

10 DAY | DEMOCRACY ROAD

23

17 DAY | MEDITERRANEAN HORIZONS

28

7 DAY

| TAPAS TRAIL

20

11 DAY | PAPARAZZI PARADE

24

18 DAY | EUROPEAN ODYSSEY

29

7 DAY

| CZECH MATE

21

12 DAY | ESSENTIAL EUROPE

25

19 DAY | COBBLESTONES & CANALS

30

8 DAY

| ROMAN PATHWAY

21

14 DAY | SOHO TO BOHO

26

23 DAY | EUROPE UNCOVERED

31

9 DAY

| ADRIATIC DREAMS

22

14 DAY | VENETIAN TRAIL

26

33 DAY | DISCOVER EUROPE

32

9 DAY

| COASTAL TRAIL

22

15 DAY | EUROPEAN EMPEROR

27

23

15 DAY | ROAD TO PRAGUE

27

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

| THE BRITISH ISLE

36

8 DAY

| PRONTO IBIZA FIESTA

40

14 DAY | SPANISH FIESTA

46

6 DAY

| ROAD TO TROY

36

9 DAY

| CELTIC TRAIL

40

14 DAY | DISCOVER FRANCE

47

7 DAY

| SULTAN'S TRAIL

37

10 DAY | GREEK ISLAND HOPPER

41

14 DAY | BRITAIN & IRELAND

48

8 DAY

| PRONTO FIESTA

37

12 DAY | TURKEY EXPLORED

42

15 DAY | BALKAN EXPLORER

49

8 DAY

| ESPRESSO ITALIA

38

13 DAY | BRAVO ITALIA

43

15 DAY | SPANISH SUNSETS

50

8 DAY

| PRONTO ITALIA

38

13 DAY | EASTERN ESCAPE

44

15 DAY | BALKAN TIDES

51

8 DAY

| BALKAN TRAIL

39

13 DAY | TURKISH DELIGHT

45

15 DAY | BALKAN VOYAGER

51

8 DAY

| BALKAN BLITZ

39

14 DAY | SULTAN'S SEA

45

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

6 DAY

PAGE SECTOR

7 DAY

| BOHEMIAN TRAIL

54

15 DAY | EAST MEETS WEST

65

23 DAY | RUSSIA SCANDI

86

8 DAY

| VODKA & CAVIER

54

15 DAY | SCENIC SCANDI

66

24 DAY | EASTERN EXPLORE

87

8 DAY

| PORTUGAL SURFARI

55

15 DAY | CLASSIC EUROPE

67

24 DAY | ROAD TO ATHENS

88

9 DAY

| TOWER TO TAPAS

56

16 DAY | GAUDI & GLITZ

68

24 DAY | SPIRIT OF EUROPE

90

9 DAY

| BOULEVARDS TO BEACHES

56

16 DAY | EASTERN EXPRESS

69

25 DAY | SUMMER COMPASS

92

9 DAY

| WESTERN SPIRIT

57

16 DAY | EASTERN SPIRIT

70

27 DAY | CLEOPATRA'S JEWEL

94

9 DAY

| NORTHERN SPRINT

58

16 DAY | RUSSIAN REVELATIONS

71

27 DAY | SUMMER FUN & SAILING

96

10 DAY | SCANDI EXPRESS

58

17 DAY | THE GREAT EASTERN

72

28 DAY | GRAND EUROPEAN

98

10 DAY | EUROPEAN ESCAPE

59

17 DAY | EUROPEAN PATHWAY

73

29 DAY | OCEANIC EMPIRES

100

10 DAY | TRAIL OF COLUMBUS

59

17 DAY | THE COASTAL ROAM

74

30 DAY | EASTERN ADVENTURE

101

11 DAY | THE MED RUNNER

60

19 DAY | EUROPEAN HORIZONS

75

30 DAY | PHARAOH'S ESCAPE

102

11 DAY | EUROPE EXPRESS

61

20 DAY | EUROPEAN GETAWAY

76

35 DAY | IMPERIAL TRAIL

103

13 DAY | THE FRENCH CONNECTION

62

20 DAY | ADRIATIC ADVENTURE

78

37 DAY | EUROPEAN PIONEER

104

13 DAY | ROMAN CHARIOT

62

21 DAY | IBERIAN VOYAGER

80

37 DAY | RED STAR SPECIAL

106

14 DAY | EASTERN EXPOSURE

63

21 DAY | EASTERN LINK

82

49 DAY | MEGA EUROPEAN - EGYPT

108

14 DAY | EASTERN WANDERER

63

22 DAY | TIMELESS TRAIL

83

49 DAY | MEGA EUROPEAN - GREECE

110

14 DAY | EUROPEAN WONDER

64

22 DAY | EASTERN ESCAPADES

84

14 DAY | IBERIAN COAST

65

22 DAY | NORTHERN EXPOSURE

85

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

15 DAY | MOUNTAINS & BEACHES

118

22 DAY | EASTERN VOYAGE

123

11 DAY | WESTERN PARADISO

114

15 DAY | EASTERN HIGHLIGHTS

118

26 DAY | EUROPE INSPIRED

124

11 DAY | BUDAPEST TO BIG BEN

115

19 DAY | ADRIATIC EXPRESS

119

28 DAY | EUROPEAN PARADISO

126

14 DAY | EASTERN INSPIRATION

115

19 DAY | ROMANS TO VIKINGS

120

34 DAY | EUROPEAN ADVENTURE

128

14 DAY | PASTA & PEAKS

116

20 DAY | EASTERN PARADISO

121

14 DAY | WESTERN CROSSING

117

21 DAY | EASTERN PATHWAYS

122

| WESTERN INSPIRATION

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

7 DAY

| ISLAND SUNCHASER

132

8 DAY

| BLUE LAGOONS

136

8 DAY

| DUBROVNIK DREAMS

142

7 DAY

| POSEIDON'S PATHWAY

134

8 DAY

| CROATIAN RIVIERA

140

8 DAY

| CROATIAN CLASSIC

143

8 DAY

| AEGEAN ODYSSEY

135

8 DAY

| ADRIATIC SUNSETS

141

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

| BRUGES EASTER

146

4 DAY

4 DAY

| PARIS EASTER

146

4 DAY

| AMSTERDAM EASTER

4 DAY

S T A R T I N G P. 1 4 4

4 DAY

Winter

4 DAY

PAGE SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

148

4 DAY

| FESTMEISTER

152

14 DAY | ANZAC EXPEDITION

149

5 DAY

| PROSTMEISTER

153

147

10 DAY | ROAD TO SZIGET

150

7 DAY

| GROSSMEISTER

153

| PRIDE AMSTERDAM

147

4 DAY

| LA TOMATINA

151

| WESTERN FRONT

148

4 DAY

| BRAUMEISTER

152

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

| ANZAC RAID

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

156

11 DAY | WINTER BRAVO ITALIA

162

18 DAY | WINTER GETAWAY

166

14 DAY | WINTER WONDER

157

14 DAY | WINTER BRITAIN & IRELAND

163

24 DAY | WINTER SPIRIT

167

20 DAY | DISCOVER WINTER

158

11 DAY | WINTER EXPRESS

164

24 DAY | WESTERN COMPASS

168

28 DAY | WINTER EXPEDITION

160

15 DAY | ROAD TO MARRAKECH

165

| ICELAND EXPLORER

114

8 DAY

4 DAY

S T A R T I N G P. 1 5 4

PAGE SECTOR

| CAESAR'S FOOTSTEPS

10 DAY | ROMAN ROAD

Exp lor er

PAGE SECTOR

7 DAY


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