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FESTIVALS Explore Europe’s best festivals. YOUR CREW Kick back and enjoy the ride.

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WINTER Enjoy Christmas and New Year’s. SPRING Good vibes and spring carnivals. ANZAC Pay respects at the ANZAC memorial. SUMMER Frolic in the sunshine with gelato. LA TOMATINA Throw tomatoes, drink sangria at 11am. SZIGET Doof doof your way through Budapest. OKTOBERFEST Steins, pretzels, lederhosen and prosting.

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Celebrate a white Christmas or ring in the New Year with bells on.

ACCOMMODATION STYLE: ++

Conveniently located properties so you’re always close to the action.

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3 star hotels with a local feel.

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Multi-share hostel accommodation.

UNIQUE DESTINATIONS: ++

Helsinki, Finland

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Tallinn, Estonia

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Lisbon, Portugal

BUCKET LIST HIGHLIGHTS: ++

Tobogganing night on the Wilder Kaiser

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Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau

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Bruges Christmas markets

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New Year celebrations at the Brandenburg Gate

DAYS | TRIP NAME

START

PAGE

8 DAY | Ski Austria

Austria

10

10 DAY | Big Red to Red Star

Helsinki 12

9 DAY | Eastern Lights

Prague

13

2 DAY | Bruges Xmas Markets

London

14

4 DAY | Bruges Xmas

London

14

4 DAY | Paris Xmas

London

15

Barcelona

17

4 DAY | Berlin New Year

Berlin

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4 DAY | Prague New Year

Prague

18

4 DAY | Madrid New Year

Madrid

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4 DAY | Amsterdam New Year

London

19

4 DAY | Lisbon New Year

Lisbon

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4 DAY | Budapest New Year

Budapest

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4 DAY | Hogmanay

Edinburgh 21

4 DAY | Barcelona New Year

5 DAY | Hogmanay

London

21

ACCOMMODATION

+3 STAR HOTELS/HOSTELS

TRIP LENGTH

2-11 DAYS

ROOM TYPES

TWIN/TRIPLE/MULTI-SHARE


11

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO KIRCHDORF

9

WINTER

8 DAY | S K I A U S T R I A MEALS

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STOP & STAY

DAY 4. The snow-capped hills (Alps, really) are alive with the sound of carving. You’ve got this down. (B,D) DAY 5. All this pow pow makes for sore legs. Take the cable car up to let gravity—and a cool snow-bike (if you wish!) —do the work on the way down. The pre après-ski hot chocolate, glühwein and schnapps choices are brought to you by: Well-placed slopeside watering holes. (B) DAY 6. Sixteen kms of fresh snow + a toboggan have your name on them today. Eyes on the prize though, it ain’t as easy as it looks. A slab of Tyrolean ribs for tonight’s sustenance = winning. (B,D) DAY 7. How ‘bout them views? So much pretty to take in, but you haven’t really been there without a few sneaky selfies, right? Say edelweiss! Hit up Wilder Kaiser to make tracks down the mountain. (B) DAY 8. Still so much stoke, but it’s time to say goodbye. Swap emails over breakfast before hightailing it back to the real world. (B)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners including traditional Tyrolean ribs night (D) (3 course meal, vegetarian option available)* ++ 7 nights in a traditional Austrian Bed & Breakfast Chalet ++ English-speaking Topdeck Representative.

TRIP TRIP CODE: CODE: EFSKAO XXXX START

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START

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FINISH

23

JAN

30

JAN FEB

19

DEC

26

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30

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06

26

DEC

02

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G

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13

FEB

27

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05

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MULTI-SHARE TRIP PRICE OF $925 TWIN/DOUBLE TRIP PRICE OF $1020

*Tyrolean ribs night will be a Christmas dinner during Christmas week

XMAS/NY MULTI-SHARE TRIP PRICE OF $960 No need to bring all your gear. You can book everything you need on arrival. Skis, snowboards, helmets and boots. Then choose lessons (if you need them) and a lift pass (you'll probably need one of these). Easy.

XMAS/NY TWIN/DOUBLE TRIP PRICE OF $1050 G = Guaranteed Departure TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? Aw, shucks, here’s 5% OFF your next trip!

8 DAYS FROM

925

$

AUD PER PERSON

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

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DAY 3. Charge that GoPro, today you hit the slopes like a local. Don’t let your eyes fool you, the postcard perfection is for real. Take notes: Our mountain guides are the piste de resistance.(B)

++ Tobogganing night on the Wilder Kaiser ++ Exclusive Topdeck mountain tour with qualified instructor

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DAY 2. Ready, set, shred. St Johann, Oberndorf, Fieberbrunn and Steinplatte ski zones are in yodelling distance, you lucky duck. Plenty of levels so get your groove and go with it. Find all the #trickspo you need at tonight’s ski show. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

PHOTO: AUSTRIAN ALPS

DAY STOP

DAY 1 KIRCHDORF IN TYROL, AUSTRIA. Start in the charming Alpine village, meet with your crew and set your snow itin’. Noob or not, you’ll nail it.


12 WINTER

10/11 DAY | B I G R E D T O R E D S T A R

PHOTO: ST. ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL, ST. PETERSBURG

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MOSCOW

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13

MEALS

DAY 1 HELSINKI. Stalk the major sites and embrace Finnish tradition with a little skinny dipping at Yrjonkatu pool. Or try ice-skating or foodie-stall hopping at Old Market Square before meeting your soon-to-be-besties for a group dinner. (D) DAY 2 HELSINKI TO TALLINN, ESTONIA. Ferry it from Helsinki to the Silicon City on the Baltic Sea, where Skype was invented and kids start coding at six. Go analogue on a walking tour and see the only surviving Gothic town hall in northern Europe. (B,D)

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DAY 3 TALLINN (FREE DAY). Go all knight in shining armour with a medieval tour of the city (horse not included). Or maybe feed your inner hippie with a flower power visit to Kadriorg Palace. To-do: Hunt down the spot where you can see all five of the town’s church spires. #bewarethefakes. (B)

STOP & STAY DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: EHWBHM START

FINISH

09

DEC

18

DEC

22

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30

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08

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13

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22

27

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05

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10 DAY TRIP PRICE OF $2230 11 DAY TRIP PRICE OF $2465 Price based on AUD Per Person twin-share/double 5% reduction for triple-share

10 DAYS FROM

2230

$

AUD 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 4 TALLINN TO ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. Russia is bigger than Pluto, so it’s understandable today’s drive will take a while. Say Zdravstvujtye (zdrahstvooytee = hello) as we arrive in St. Petersburg in time to scope out the Venice of the North on a guided tour. Love: the Church of Spilt Blood in all its domed and glittery glory. (B,D) DAY 5 ST PETERSBURG. With 3 million items in the archives, the Hermitage Museum is your morning and more sorted. But with the largest collection of paintings in the world and guard cats that protect them from rodents, you’d be duller than van Drago to miss it. (B) DAY 6 ST PETERSBURG (FREE DAY, OVERNIGHT TRAIN). Dress in your finery (Russians do a good line in chic) and take in the city at your pace today. Why not dial-up your inner hipster with a visit to the city’s street art museum. See: ‘All I Know About Street Art’ for instant cred. Then all aboard the night train for Moscow. (B)

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DAY 7 MOSCOW, RUSSIA (FREE DAY). Bounce to Moscow this AM to roll with the billionaires – the city is home to the largest number of high-rollers in the world. Explore. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Local guide in St. Petersburg & Moscow ++ Entrance and guided tour to the Hermitage museum & Kremlin

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

9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 8 nights hotel accommodation Ferry ticket, Helsinki to Tallinn Overnight train ticket (sleeper cabin) Awesome Trip Leader

DAY 8 MOSCOW. We’ve got your history book beat today. Take a trip to Moscow State University—former holder of the title biggest building outside of New York (#sizematters)— check out the Red Square, then onto the Kremlin. Facty bit: The Kremlin was saved from WWII bombing by disguising it as a normal house. #whowouldhaveknown (B) DAY 9 MOSCOW (FREE DAY). St Basil’s Cathedral in winter blows all those Hans Christian Andersen fables out of the water. Ogle the onion domes and pop back in on Putin at the Kremlin before going underground for the world's cheapest (art) ticket at one of 196 insanely elaborate metro stations (optional). (B) DAY 10 MOSCOW. Time to say poka (see ya’) after breakfast but it’s a good thing it also means ‘so far’ Moscow might not be done with you yet. (B) THE 22ND DECEMBER DEPARTURE IS A SPECIAL 11-DAY TRIP SPENDING ONE EXTRA NIGHT IN MOSCOW.

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PRAGUE

DAY 2 PRAGUE. Ho, ho, holy moly it’s Christmas day! It’s time to prep the roast and peel those potatoes (don’t worry we’ll do that, you just go check out Charles Bridge and the Castle District). At lunch we’ll show you Santa Claus didn’t forget you, he just hit the kitchen instead of the workshop. (B,L) DAY 3 PRAGUE TO KRAKOW, POLAND. Wawel Castle could only be built after a cobbler’s apprentice did the impossible: He slayed a dragon with a sheep full of sulphur. A city with history like that needs to be explored so we take you through Old Town and the largest medieval market square in Europe. (B,D) DAY 4 KRAKOW. Make yourself a ‘seasoned’ traveller by taking the optional tour through the Wieliczka Salt Mine. It houses 30 statues, a cathedral and has more than 3.5 kilometres of walking tracks. Did we mention its goes 327 metres underground? (B) DAY 5 KRAKOW TO BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. We tour through Auschwitz-Birkenau in remembrance of the atrocities played out there before heading to Slovakia. A guided tour through Bratislava will perk you up again, just in time to make the most of a city that has a UFO for a restaurant (if you’ve got the funds). (B,D) DAY 6 BRATISLAVA TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Mozart, Beethoven and Freud called Vienna home and they left a huge impression on the world. The reason? Lots and lots of coffee. Visit a wiener kaffeehaus (coffee house) before getting Bach on track with an optional Viennese Concert. (B)

5

COUNTRIES VISITED

12

MEALS

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

PHOTO: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

DAY 1 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. A giant Christmas tree with more decorations than a Liberace concert, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, the smell of mulled wine and stalls that put Santa’s workshop to shame... Welcome to Prague’s Christmas markets.

BUDAPEST

WINTER

9 DAY | E A S T E R N L I G H T S

++ Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 3 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights hotel upgrade, 5 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share ++ Modern air-conditioned coach ++ Awesome Trip Leader can just say “Happy New Year” because pronouncing that looks harder than a cobblestone street. (B) DAY 9 BUDAPEST. It sucks to start the New Year by saying goodbye. Make your resolution to book another trip because it’s ski season and Austria is right around the corner. (B)

1

STOP & STAY DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: EFELPB START 24

FINISH DEC

1

JAN

9 DAYS

1420

$

AUD PER PERSON

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

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DAY 8 BUDAPEST. Watch the Danube explode with fireworks while everyone yells “boldog új évet”. You

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DAY 7 VIENNA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Swap the classical symphony for some serious soaking in one of Budapest’s 80+ thermal springs and gorge on goulash and langos. New Year’s resolutions haven’t started yet. (B,D)


14 WINTER

2 DAY | B R U G E S X M A S M A R K E T S

PHOTO: BRUGES

COACH LONDON

LONDON

2

MEALS

COACH LONDON

TRIP CODE: EFWBCM FINISH

START

5

DEC

6

DEC

12

DEC

13

DEC

19

DEC

20

DEC

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Walking tour of Bruges ++ Experience the Bruges Christmas Markets

MORE INCLUSIONS 1 breakfast (B), 1 dinner (D) 1 night hostel accommodation (multi-share) Modern air-conditioned coach Return ferry crossings Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAY 1 BRUGES, BELGIUM. (D) DAY 2 BRUGES. (B) For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

2 DAYS

355

$

LONDON

4

MEALS

TRIP CODE: EFCBLL

START

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4 DAY | B R U G E S X M A S

24

FINISH DEC

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Walking tours of Bruges & Brussels ++ Belgian Christmas lunch ++ Belgian chocolate shop visit

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

3 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) 3 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) Return ferry crossings Modern air-conditioned coach Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO BRUGES, BELGIUM. DAY 2 BRUGES. (B,L) DAY 3 BRUGES. (B) DAY 4 BRUGES TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B) For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $178/DAY

27

4 DAYS

620

$

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $155/DAY

DEC


15

DAY 2 PARIS. Joyeux Noel! Enjoy breakfast before taking advantage of the quiet streets to explore the greats. Check out the Champs Èlysèes, the Tuileries Gardens and Notre Dame. Then we’ll jump aboard for a river cruise along the Seine before embracing our festive food coma with Christmas lunch. (B,L)

MEALS

DAY 3 PARIS. It's your choice today. Museums, Christmas markets, Père Lachaise or Sacré-Coeur. This evening, you have the option to see one of the oldest cabaret shows in Paris at the famous ‘Paradis Latin’, in one of Paris’ very few original cabaret halls. (B) DAY 4 PARIS TO LONDON, ENGLAND. We return to London where our trip ends and we say our fond farewells to new friends. (B)

TRIP CODE: EFCPLL START 24

FINISH DEC

27

DEC

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

PHOTO: PARIS

5

++ Paris city lights tour ++ Seine river cruise ticket ++ Christmas lunch

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) Return ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

4 DAYS

655

$

AUD PER PERSON

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

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE. Today we depart London, down to the White Cliffs of Dover and across the Channel for France. A drive over to Paris, home of amazing museums, beautiful churches and fashionable boutiques. Tonight is special for two reasons: an included dinner to get to know your fellow travel buddies, and then into the night for a city lights tour of Paris. What looks better than Paris during the day? Paris by night, at Christmas, that's what. Even the Eiffel Tower sparkles. (D)

LONDON

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COACH LONDON

WINTER

4 DAY | P A R I S X M A S


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YOU’RE ARRIVING DURING SOME CULTURES’ MOST SUPERSTITIOUS TIMES. For some it’s the promise of a new year, a new start, time to shed those kilos or take up macrame. Immerse yourself in what are some of the world’s most marvellous celebrations, and ring in the new year watching landmarks explode in fiery colour.


17

4

MEALS

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO BERLIN

TRIP CODE: EFNSH4 FINISH DEC

1

START JAN

29

FINISH DEC

1

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

++ Guided tour of Barcelona ++ Entry to La Sagrada Familia

++ Guided tour of Berlin ++ Join the New Year celebrations at the Brandenburg Gate

MORE INCLUSIONS

MORE INCLUSIONS

++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

DAY 1 BARCELONA, SPAIN. (D)

DAY 1 BERLIN, GERMANY. (D)

DAY 2 BARCELONA. (B)

DAY 2 BERLIN. (B)

DAY 3 BARCELONA. (B)

DAY 3 BERLIN. (B)

DAY 4 BARCELONA. (B)

DAY 4 BERLIN. (B)

For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

4 DAYS

540

$

MEALS

TRIP CODE: EFNBH4

START 29

4

4 DAYS

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $135/DAY

525

$

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $132/DAY

JAN

PHOTO: BERLIN

PHOTO: BARCELONA

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO BARCELONA

4 DAY | B E R L I N N E W Y E A R

WINTER

4 DAY | B A R C E L O N A N E W Y E A R


18

PHOTO: PRAGUE

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO PRAGUE

5

MEALS

TRIP CODE: EFNPH4

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO MADRID

4

FINISH DEC

1

START JAN

29

FINISH DEC

1

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

++ Walking tour of Prague ++ Join the New Year celebrations in Old Prague ++ New Year’s Eve dinner

++ Walking tour of Madrid ++ Entrance of the Royal Palace ++ Join the New Year celebrations in downtown Madrid

MORE INCLUSIONS

MORE INCLUSIONS

++ 3 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 3 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

DAY 1 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (D)

DAY 1 MADRID, SPAIN. (D)

DAY 2 PRAGUE. (B)

DAY 2 MADRID. (B)

DAY 3 PRAGUE. (B,D)

DAY 3 MADRID. (B)

DAY 4 PRAGUE. (B)

DAY 4 MADRID. (B)

For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

4 DAYS

490

$

MEALS

TRIP CODE: EFNMH4

START 29

4 DAY | M A D R I D N E W Y E A R

4 DAYS

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $123/DAY

505

$

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $127/DAY

JAN

PHOTO: MADRID

WINTER

4 DAY | P R A G U E N E W Y E A R


19

PHOTO: AMSTERDAM

MEALS

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO LISBON

TRIP CODE: EFNAH4 FINISH DEC

1

START JAN

29

FINISH DEC

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

++ Walking tour of Amsterdam ++ New Year’s Eve party ++ Canal Dinner Cruise

++ Guided tour of Lisbon ++ Entry to Sao Jorge Castle

1

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

3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) 3 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) Return ferry crossings Modern air-conditioned coach Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) ++ Awesome Trip Leader DAY 1 LISBON, PORTUGAL. (D) DAY 2 LISBON. (B) DAY 3 LISBON. (B)

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS. DAY 2 AMSTERDAM. (B,D) DAY 3 AMSTERDAM. (B) DAY 4 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B) For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

4 DAYS

695

$

MEALS

TRIP CODE: EFNLH4

START 29

4

DAY 4 LISBON. (B) For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

4 DAYS

455

$

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $114/DAY AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $174/DAY

JAN

PHOTO: LISBON

4

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO AMSTERDAM

4 DAY | L I S B O N N E W Y E A R

WINTER

4 DAY | A M S T E R D A M N E W Y E A R


20 WINTER

4 DAY | B U D A P E S T N E W Y E A R

PHOTO: BUDAPEST

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO BUDAPEST

TRIP CODE: EFBPH4 START 29

FINISH DEC

1

JAN

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Guided tour of Budapest ++ Entry to Buda Castle

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

4 DAYS

455

$

AUD 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.

4

MEALS

DAY 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Buda, Pest or Obuda. That’s what you would have called this city a couple of hundred years ago. After a fancy unification between an Emperor and a King, the cities became one. Tonight, get to know which side you are on (hint: check the name of the roads near the river) and your new travel buddies over a Hungarian feast, generally meaning gigantic sizes and lots of goulash. Whispers among travellers claim Budapest has the best nightlife in Europe, so venture into the night and onto the streets to see what the gossip is all about. Don’t let the name ‘ruin bar’ deter you, as one of them was voted the best bar in the world. The fun part? Exploring them all to find it. (D) DAY 2 BUDAPEST. Enjoy your recollections of last night's fun times over breakfast. With sleep for the weak, we're straight into a guided tour of Budapest. Exploring the cosmopolitan city centre you'll take in sights such as Heroes Square and St Stephen's Cathedral. This afternoon, feel like a King with entry into Budapest’s most famous attraction, Buda Castle. With parts of the castle nearly 1,000 years old, Instagram heaven awaits those who choose to explore Fisherman’s Bastion. Just watch out for knights and dragons. The rest of the day? Up to you. Explore. Eat. Enjoy. (B)

DAY 3 BUDAPEST. Step 1: Game face on. Step 2: Eat a big lunch. Step 3: Get ready for one of the biggest nights as Budapest sure knows kow do do this. Superstition is high today in the capital, don’t be surprised if you see locals making constant noise to scare off demons (some will even carry a bullwhip with a cracker). If you want to do the day right: don’t get into an argument, don’t do your laundry and definitely don’t sew anything, it will bring you good fortune. Lucky for you, you’ll spend the day chilling out in the city's many baths to avoid any troubles for your future. Tonight though, the Danube is going to explode in fireworks in one of the coolest spectacles you’ll ever see. If that's not your scene, there are bars and clubs open 'til sunrise. (B) DAY 4 BUDAPEST. Whether you will wake up clear of mind or with hazy memories of the best night ever, we have brought in the New Year, and this sadly means that our Budapest New Year's experience finishes after breakfast. (B)

ST M O FR G AY N TI 4X/D AR X1X1 $


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3

MEALS

COACH LONDON

TRIP CODE: EFNEH4

MEALS

TRIP CODE: EFNEH5

START 30

4

LONDON

FINISH DEC

2

START JAN

29

FINISH DEC

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

++ Walking tour of Edinburgh ++ Join the Hogmanay celebrations & street party (ticket included) ++ Half day trip to Stirling Castle (entry to Stirling castle not included)

++ ++ ++ ++

2

Walking tour of Edinburgh Join the Hogmanay celebrations & street party Join in on the traditional Looney Dook Half day trip to Stirling Castle (entry to Stirling castle not included)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B) ++ 3 nights hotel accommodation (multi-share) ++ Awesome Trip Leader DAY 1 EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND.

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

4 breakfasts (B) 4 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) Modern air-conditioned coach Awesome Trip Leader + driver

DAY 2 EDINBURGH. (B) DAY 3 EDINBURGH. (B)

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND.

DAY 4 EDINBURGH. (B)

DAY 2 EDINBURGH. (B)

For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

615

$

DAY 3 EDINBURGH. (B) DAY 4 EDINBURGH. (B) DAY 5 EDINBURGH TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

4 DAYS

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $154/DAY

JAN

For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

5 DAYS

1020

$

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $204/DAY

PHOTO: EDINBURGH

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO EDINBURGH

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Have a spring in your step as you embrace the good vibes.

ACCOMMODATION STYLE: ++

Conveniently located properties so you’re always close to the action.

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Twin-share hotel rooms.

++

Multi-share hostel accommodation.

UNIQUE DESTINATIONS: ++

Dublin, Ireland

++

Venice, Italy

++

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

++

Valencia, Spain

BUCKET LIST HIGHLIGHTS: ++

Guinness Storehouse visit

++

Celebrate King's day in Amsterdam

++

Experience Venice Carnival

DAYS | TRIP NAME

START

PAGE

Valencia

24

4 DAY | Venice Carnival

Venice

25

4 DAY | St Patrick's Day

Dublin

25

4 DAY | King's Day

London

26

4 DAY | Bruges Easter

London

26

4 DAY | Amsterdam Easter

London

27

4 DAY | Paris Easter

London

27

4 DAY | Las Fallas

ACCOMMODATION

+3 STAR HOTELS/HOSTEL

TRIP LENGTH

4 DAYS

ROOM TYPES

MULTI SHARE


24 SPRING

4 DAY | L A S F A L L A S

PHOTO: VALENCIA

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO VALENCIA

TRIP CODE: EFLFHT START 17

FINISH MAR

20

MAR

4 DAYS

470

$

AUD PER PERSON

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

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MEALS

DAY 1 VALENCIA, SPAIN. Viva España! Our adventure begins in the glorious Spanish city of Valencia. We meet our Topdeck Trip Leader in the afternoon for a welcome briefing, before heading out to get to know our fellow travellers – a great chance to get into the spirit of Las Fallas, one of Europe's great festivals.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

DAY 2 VALENCIA. After a walking tour, check out the awesome 'fallas' or monuments located all over Old Town. Head to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento in time for the 'mascleta' (fireworks display), grab a spot to watch 'l'ofrena floral' (the offering of the flowers) and party Spanish style long into the night. Don't miss the midnight fireworks display. (B,D)

++ 3 breakfasts (B) 1 Dinner (D) ++ 3 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

DAY 3 VALENCIA. With a free day to enjoy Valencia why not visit the beach or one of the many restaurants along the busy port? Today is your last chance to take in the awe-inspiring displays and parades that accompany the celebrations and to dance along to the non-stop music. The climax of the festival, the 'crema', is a huge burning ritual and an experience that will not be forgotten. (B) DAY 4 VALENCIA. The trip finishes in the morning after breakfast, when it will be time to say a fond farewell to our Topdeck companions. Enjoy the remainder of your stay in fantastic Valencia! (B) For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

++ Walking tour of Valencia ++ Join the Las Fallas celebrations

MORE INCLUSIONS

ST M O FR G AY N TI 8X/D AR X1X1 $


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MEALS

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO DUBLIN

TRIP CODE: EFVCHS

MEALS

TRIP CODE: EFSPHS/EFSPHT

START 5

3

FINISH FEB

8

START FEB

15

FINISH MAR

18

MAR

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

++ Walking tour of Venice ++ Join the historic Venice Carnival celebrations ++ Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice

++ Walking tour of Dublin ++ Guinness Storehouse tour & complimentary pint of Guinness ++ Join the St Patrick's Day Parade & celebrations

MORE INCLUSIONS

MORE INCLUSIONS

++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights Hotel accommodation (twin-share) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

++ ++ ++ ++

3 breakfasts (B) 3 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) Commemorative t-shirt Awesome Trip Leader

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

DAY 1 DUBLIN, IRELAND.

DAY 3 VENICE. (B)

DAY 2 DUBLIN. (B)

DAY 4 VENICE. (B)

DAY 3 DUBLIN. (B) DAY 4 DUBLIN. (B)

For a detailed itinerary visit our website. For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

4 DAYS

520

$

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $130/DAY

4 DAYS ENSUITE BATHROOM

570

$

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $119/DAY

4 DAYS SHARED BATHROOM

475

$

AUD Per Person

PHOTO: ST PATICK'S DAY

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4 DAY | S T P A T R I C K ' S D A Y

SPRING

4 DAY | V E N I C E C A R N I V A L


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COACH LONDON

3

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4 DAY | B R U G E S E A S T E R

MEALS

COACH LONDON

TRIP CODE: EFKALL

4

FINISH APR

28

START APR

25

FINISH MAR

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

++ Orientation tour of Amsterdam ++ Join the King's Day celebrations ++ Dutch cheese & clog making demonstration

++ Walking tours of Bruges & Brussels ++ Bruges Brewery tour ++ Belgian chocolate factory visit

MORE INCLUSIONS

MORE INCLUSIONS

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

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

3 breakfasts (B) 3 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) Return ferry crossings Modern air-conditioned coach Commemorative t-shirt Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

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3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (B) 3 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) Return ferry crossings Modern air-conditioned coach Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO BRUGES, BELGIUM. (D) DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS.

DAY 2 BRUGES. (B)

DAY 2 AMSTERDAM. (B)

DAY 3 BRUGES. (B)

DAY 3 AMSTERDAM. (B)

DAY 4 BRUGES 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.

4 DAYS FROM

570

$

MEALS

TRIP CODE: EFEBHT

START 25

LONDON

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $143/DAY

4 DAYS

630

$

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $158/DAY

MAR

PHOTO: BRUGES

SPRING

4 DAY | K I N G ' S D A Y


27

4

LONDON

MEALS

COACH LONDON

TRIP CODE: EFEAHS FINISH MAR

28

START MAR

25

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

++ Walking tour of Amsterdam ++ Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration ++ Dinner cruise

++ Paris City Lights Tour ++ Seine River cruise

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) ++ Return ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAY 2 AMSTERDAM. (B) DAY 3 AMSTERDAM. (B,D)

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) 3 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) Return ferry crossing Modern air-conditioned coach Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (D) DAY 3 PARIS (B) DAY 4 PARIS TO LONDON (B)

DAY 4 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

$

4 DAYS

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $149/DAY

28

MORE INCLUSIONS

DAY 2 PARIS (B) DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS.

595

MEALS

FINISH MAR

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

$

4

TRIP CODE: EFEPHS

START 25

LONDON

4 DAYS

695

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $174/DAY

MAR

PHOTO: PARIS

PHOTO: AMSTERDAM

COACH LONDON

4 DAY | P A R I S E A S T E R

SPRING

4 DAY | A M S T E R D A M E A S T E R


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JOIN US IN REMEMBRANCE AS WE COMMEMORATE ONE OF THE MOST DEFINING DAYS IN THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. Now in its 101st year the ANZAC day dawn service has become a day of national unity to remember fallen men and women who have helped define both nations’ legacy.


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DAY 6 CAPPADOCIA TO ANTALYA VIA KONYA. We head south to the Mediterranean Coast. Our travels pass Caravansary in Sultanhani, the deep blue lake in Obruk and at Konya, we check out the Mevlana Whirling Dervish Museum. Tonight we spend the evening in Antalya. (B) DAY 7-8 ANTALYA TO FETHIYE. Two days in Fethiye are yours with plenty of options to explore. The second afternoon presents the option to join a boat cruise to see it all by sea. (B,D) (B) DAY 9-10 FETHIYE TO KUSADASI VIA PAMUKKALE. On the road to Kusadasi we visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale and the ruins of Hierapolis, before arriving at the Aegean. The next day we visit the ancient city of Ephesus. (B,D) (B) DAY 11 KUSADASI TO AYVALIK VIA PERGAMON. Leaving Kusadasi, we head north towards Ayvalik. We stop at Pergamon, for a guided tour and Instagramer’s dream, the Acropolis. (B,D)

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 12 nights hotel accommodation (twin-share) & 1 night under the stars at ANZAC Cove ++ Modern air-conditioned coach ++ Commemorative hoodie ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Turkish Guide

DAY 12 AYVALIK TO GALLIPOLI VIA TROY. We start today with a morning tour of Troy, before we continue onto Gallipoli and the World War One battlefields. Tonight we “camp out” under the stars as we await the Dawn Service. (B)

1

STOP & STAY DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: EFAZII START 13

FINISH APR

APR

TRIP CODE: EFAZIR START 22

FINISH APR

DAY 13 GALLIPOLI TO ISTANBUL (ANZAC DAY). An early start lets us witness the ANZAC Dawn Service, after which we trek up the legendary cliffs that the ANZACs faced. At Lone Pine you can participate in the Australian Memorial Service or the New Zealand memorial service at Chunuk Bair. In the afternoon we return to Istanbul.

14 DAYS

DAY 14 ISTANBUL. Enjoy breakfast at your leisure before we say farewell to new friends. (B)

AUD PER PERSON

For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

26

5

MAY

TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? Aw, shucks, here’s 5% OFF your next trip!

1945

$

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.

AR $X1 TIN X39X G /D FR AY OM

DAY 4-5 ANKARA TO CAPPADOCIA. Next is Cappadocia, where we take in the Ilhara Valley, the underground city of Derinkuyu, the Goreme open air museum and Uchisar Castle. Check out a belly dancing show on your second evening. (B,D) (B)

++ Attendance at the ANZAC Cove Dawn Service ++ Opportunity to attend the Australian or New Zealand memorial services ++ Walking tour of ‘Old’ Istanbul ++ Cruise on the Bosphorus Strait ++ Entrance fee including the Goreme Openair museum, calcium terrace of Pamukkale & ruins of Hierapolis and Pergamon

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DAY 3 ISTANBUL TO ANKARA. We visit the nation's capital, Ankara. Our sightseeing includes the Anatolian Civilisation Museum and the Mausoleum of Turkey's first President, Attaturk. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

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DAY 2 ISTANBUL. Enjoy a guided tour of the city taking in the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofia, Topkapi Palace, the Underground Cistern, the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar. In the afternoon take an included Bosphorus cruise, before sampling some of Istanbul’s nightlife. (B)

MEALS

TOU

DAY 1 ISTANBUL, TURKEY. Welcome to Istanbul! Arrive in the afternoon and check in with your Topdeck Trip Leader at our centrally located Istanbul hotel. In the evening it’s to a local bar in Sultanahmet for some “get to know you” drinks.

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ANZAC

14 DAY | A N Z A C E X P E D I T I O N


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8 DAY | A N Z A C S O R T I E MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO ISTANBUL

1

8

5 DAY | A N Z A C P A T R O L

MEALS

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO ISTANBUL

1

STOP & STAY

MEALS

STOP & STAY DAY STOP

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: EFAZ08

TRIP CODE: EFAZ05

START 19

FINISH APR

26

START APR

22

FINISH APR

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

++ ++ ++ ++

++ ++ ++ ++

Attendance at the ANZAC Cove Dawn Service Opportunity to attend the Australian/New Zealand memorial services Walking tour of ‘Old’ Istanbul & Cruise on the Bosphorus Strait Entrance fee for Pergamon Acropolis & cable car

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights hotel accommodation (twin-share), & 1 night under under the stars at ANZAC Cove ++ Commemorative hoodie ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Turkish Guide + Modern air-conditioned coach DAY 1 ISTANBUL, TURKEY. Join your new friends at the welcome meeting to get clued up about the trip to come. Then: off to a local bar in Sultanahmet.

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

3 breakfasts (B) 3 nights Hotel accommodation (twin-share) 1 night under the stars at ANZAC Cove Modern air-conditioned coach Commemorative hoodie Awesome Trip Leader + Turkish Guide

DAY 1 ISTANBUL, TURKEY.

DAY 3 ISTANBUL TO KUSADASI VIA BURSA. South to Bursa to check out the Ulu Camii Mosque and the legendary Silk Bazaar. Next onto the beachside resort Kusadasi for the night. (B,D)

DAY 3 ISTANBUL TO GALLIPOLI. (B)

DAY 4 KUSADASI AND EPHESUS. Visit Ephesus and see an ancient stadium once home to chariot races. Free afternoon to explore the city of Kusadasi. (B) DAY 5 KUSADASI TO AYVALIK VIA PERGAMON. Head north to the coast, stopping at Pergamon for a guided tour of the mighty Acropolis. (B,D) DAY 6 AYVALIK TO GALLIPOLI VIA TROY. Start the morning with a tour of Troy, followed by the battlefields of Gallipoli. Tonight we camp out under the stars and await the Dawn Service. (B) DAY 7 GALLIPOLI TO ISTANBUL (ANZAC DAY). Pay homage at the ANZAC Dawn Service then walk in the footsteps of fallen heroes. At Lone Pine you can participate in the Australian Memorial Service and the New Zealand memorial service at Chunuk Bair. Return to Istanbul in the afternoon for our final night. DAY 8 ISTANBUL. Enjoy breakfast before we say farewell to new friends. (B) For a detailed itinerary visit our website. For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

8 DAYS

1295

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $162/DAY

26

APR

Attendance at the ANZAC Cove Dawn Service Opportunity to attend the Australian/New Zealand memorial services Walking tour of ‘Old’ Istanbul Cruise on the Bosphorus Strait

DAY 2 ISTANBUL. Off for a guided tour of Istanbul to see the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofia and the Grand Bazaar. The afternoon includes a Bosphorus cruise. (B)

$

3

DAY 2 ISTANBUL. (B) DAY 4 GALLIPOLI – ISTANBUL (ANZAC DAY). DAY 5 ISTANBUL. (B) For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

5 DAYS

815

$

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $163/DAY


31

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1

2

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MEALS

COACH LONDON

1

STOP & STAY DAY STOP

LONDON

MEALS

STOP & STAY DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: EFAZ04

TRIP CODE: EFAZWF

START 23

FINISH APR

26

START APR

23

FINISH APR

26

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

++ Attendance at the ANZAC Cove Dawn Service ++ Opportunity to attend the Australian/New Zealand memorial services ++ Walking tour of ‘Old’ Istanbul

++ Attend the Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux ++ Guided tour of ANZAC sites & battlefields

MORE INCLUSIONS

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

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2 breakfasts (B) 2 nights hotel accommodation (twin-share) 1 night under the stars at ANZAC Cove Modern air-conditioned coach Commemorative hoodie Awesome Trip Leader + Turkish Guide

MORE INCLUSIONS 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) 3 nights multi-share hotel accommodation Modern air-conditioned coach Commemorative hoodie Awesome Trip Leader + Driver Return ferry crossings

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO LILLE, FRANCE VIA YPRES, BELGIUM.

DAY 1 ISTANBUL, TURKEY.

DAY 2 LILLE TO AMIENS. (B,D)

DAY 2 ISTANBUL TO GALLIPOLI. (B)

DAY 3 AMIENS AND VILLERS-BRETONNEUX (ANZAC DAY). (B)

DAY 3 GALLIPOLI TO ISTANBUL (ANZAC DAY).

DAY 4 AMIENS TO LONDON. (B)

DAY 4 ISTANBUL. (B) For a detailed itinerary visit our website. For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

4 DAYS

695

$

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $174/DAY

APR

4 DAYS

895

$

AUD Per Person

STARTING FROM $224/DAY

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Simmer (without the sweltering) in style.

ACCOMMODATION STYLE: ++

Conveniently located properties so you’re always close to the action.

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3-4 star hotels with a local feel.

++

Multi-share hostel accommodation.

++

Twin-share camping.

UNIQUE DESTINATIONS: ++

Sarajevo, Mostar & Belgrade, Bosnia

++

Buñol and Valencia, Spain

++

Munich, Germany

BUCKET LIST HIGHLIGHTS: ++

Tickets for 3 Day entry to Sziget Festival

++

Oktoberfest celebrations

++

La Tomatina festivities at Buñol

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START

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Valencia 34

10 DAY | Road to Sziget

Dubrovnik

6 DAY | Sziget Explorer

Budapest

38

10 DAY | Escape to Sziget

Berlin

39

4 DAY | Bräumeister

Munich

40

4 DAY | Festmeister

Munich

42

5 DAY | Prostmeister

London

42

6 DAY | Steinmeister

London

43

7 DAY | Grossmeister

London

43

ACCOMMODATION

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LTaomatina EVERYONE LOVES A GOOD FOOD FIGHT. 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 vegetables, 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.


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3

MEALS

DAY 1 VALENCIA. Our trip begins today in the glorious Spanish city of Valencia. Meet everyone in the afternoon and join them for a welcome meeting in the evening where we will hear more details about the festival and our trip. It’s then out for an evening getting to know your fellow travellers.

DAY 4 VALENCIA. The tour finishes in the morning after breakfast, when it will be time to say a fond farewell to your Topdeck companions! Enjoy the remainder of your stay in fantastic Valencia! (B)

DAY 2 VALENCIA. The day begins with a walking tour of the Old Town of Valencia, taking in such highlights as the Central Market, Plaza Redona, the Cathedral of Valencia and the Basilica of Our Lady the Forsaken. In the afternoon you can wander the streets to explore the rest of this fascinating city,or simply head to the beach and work on your tan! In the evening head out and discover some of the delicious local cuisine – why not sit back at a tapas restaurant enjoying a range of different dishes and maybe a sangria or two! (B)

++ ++ ++ ++

START 29

FINISH AUG

1

SEP

TRIP CODE: EFLTHS - 4 DAYS

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) Welcome Party Walking tour of Valencia Ticket for La Tomatina festivities at Buñol Farewell Party

535

$

AUD PER PERSON

Price based on multi-share hostel

MORE INCLUSIONS TRIP CODE: EFLTH3 - 4 DAYS

585

$

AUD PER PERSON

Price based on 3* hotel accomodation TRIP CODE: EFLTH4 - 4 DAYS

630

$

AUD PER PERSON

Price based on 4* hotel accomodation 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.

AR $X1 TIN X34X G /D FR AY OM

++ 3 breakfasts (B) ++ 3 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share) (EFLTHS) ++ 3* and 4* hotel accommodation (twin or triple share) (EFLTH3/EFLTH4) ++ Return coach transport to Buñol ++ Commemorative t-shirt ++ Awesome Trip Leader

ST

DAY 3 VALENCIA (BUÑOL & LA TOMATINA). It’s an early start in the morning as we travel by private coach to Buñol for the world’s biggest food fight– La Tomatina. Tens of thousands of revellers make the journey to this small Spanish village each year geared up for a day to remember. The atmosphere building up to the ‘fight’ is like one big street party,with the occasional water fight added in just for fun! Technically the festival doesn’t kick off until someone has climbed a ‘greased pole’ to retrieve a ham, however a cannon blast will also signal the start of the onslaught at approximately 11.00am. At this time huge trucks full of tomatoes roll through the street dropping their loads in the middle of the packed crowds. The fight lasts for an hour, at which time another cannon blast indicates the end of the battle. It’s then time to clean up as best you can before heading back to Valencia for a shower and a well-earned rest. (B)

TRIP CODE: EFLTHS/ EFLTH3/ EFLTH4

PHOTO: GANDIA PLAYA NORD BEACH SHORE, VALENCIA

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BORN IN THE EARLY 90S TO CELEBRATE THE CHANGING POLITICAL LANDSCAPE AND REPLACE SOCIALIST YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS, SZIGET HAS GROWN INTO AN INSTITUTION ON THE EUROPEAN FESTIVAL SCENE. With 400,000+ crowds and previous headlines including Blink 182, Prodigy, Queens of the Stone Age and Calvin Harris, Budapest has never looked this hot.


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BUDAPEST

4

COUNTRIES VISITED

13

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. Make your way to Dubrovnik to meet up with your fellow Topdeckers. We’ll start the trip with the chance to explore this great city by foot before you enjoy dinner and the chance to share travel tales. The nightlife here isn’t bad either if you’re up for it. (D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

DAY 2 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA VIA MOSTAR. A city still known for the tragic legacy of its 1990s war is now a flourishing European city. En route, we’ll make a stop at Mostar to visit a landmark which typifies this rebirth. The16th century Stari Most bridge was destroyed during the war but has been restored to its former glory in the years since. Arriving into Sarajevo, we’ll get our bearings with a driving tour before dinner. (B,D)

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DAY 3 SARAJEVO. A free day in Sarajevo gives you a great opportunity to explore the city’s past. Why not wander through the beautiful old town or take a tour of the bunkers and war tunnel built by Bosnian forces 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 7 BUDAPEST TO SZIGET. This is the start of the main event but it’s our first day at Sziget. #Excited. The line-up for 2016 is still to be announced but with bands such as Robbie Williams, Florence and the machine, Avicii and Kasabian at last year's event, we're betting on some big stars. But it’s not all about the main stage – indulge every musical whim with dance, house, pop, rock and everything in between. (B)

DAY 6 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Your chance to find out why Budapest often rides high in lists of European must-dos. Arriving into the city we’ll take a tour to see the main sights and make sure you’ve got your bearings. After dinner why not find out why ruin bars are top of the pops right now. (B,D)

++ 9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights hostel accommodation (multi-share), 3 nights hotel (twin-share) accommodation ++ Budapest public transport ticket for 3 days ++ Modern air-conditioned coach ++ Awesome Trip Leader

DAYS 8-9 SZIGET. After a first day getting your bearings you’ve got two more days to enjoy the spectacle of Sziget. Enjoy theatre, street food, folk dancing, beaches, sports and amusements– it’s all here on the self-styled Island of Freedom. And when you find the chance there’s always that music thing. (B) (B) DAY 10 BUDAPEST. After the whirlwind of Sziget, take a breath, enjoy your final breakfast then say goodbye as the trip ends. You might want to stick around though. (B)

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TRIP CODE: EFESB5 START 6

FINISH AUG

15

AUG

TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? Aw, shucks, here’s 5% OFF your next trip!

10 DAYS FROM

1820

$

AUD 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.

AR $X1 TIN X82X G /D FR AY OM

DAY 5 BELGRADE. Your choice today with a free day to explore. If history’s your thing, there are walking or cycling tours which take in the city’s fascinating past as part of Communist Yugoslavia. If a laid back,chill out is more your cup of tea there’s Ada Ciganlija– an island on the River Sava with a lake just right for a swim and a shore perfect for sun worshipping. (B)

++ Tickets for 3 days entry to Sziget Festival ++ Visit to Mostar ++ Guided tours of all major cities

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DAY 4 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Enjoy the ride today with a scenic drive between Sarajevo and Belgrade. Arriving into another of Eastern Europe’s more hidden gems, we’ll do sightseeing by four wheels ticking off the Kalemegdan Fortress and Cathedral of St Sava. (B,D)

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PHOTO: SZIGET FESTIVAL

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PHOTO: SZIGET FESTIVAL

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO BUDAPEST

TRIP CODE: EFSZH6 START 8

FINISH AUG

13

AUG

TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? Aw, shucks, here’s 5% OFF your next trip!

6 DAYS FROM

1285

$

AUD PER PERSON

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

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DAY 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Your chance to find out why Budapest often rides high in lists of European must-dos. Arriving into the city we’ll meet the crew for welcome drinks to take in the sights. Whispers among travellers claim Budapest has the best nightlife in Europe, so venture into the night and onto the streets to see what the gossip is all about. Don’t let the name ‘ruin bar’ deter you, as one of them was voted the best bar in the world. The fun part? Exploring them all to find it. (D) DAY 2 BUDAPEST. Enjoy your recollections of last night's fun times over breakfast. With sleep for the weak, we're straight into a guided tour of Budapest to see the main sights and make sure you’ve got your bearings. Exploring the cosmopolitan city centre you'll take in sights such as Heroes Square and St Stephen's Cathedral. Instagram heaven awaits those who choose to explore Fisherman’s Bastion. Just watch out for knights and dragons. The rest of the day? Up to you. Explore. Eat. Enjoy. (B) DAY 3 SZIGET. Far from us to suggest this is the start of the main event but it’s our first day at Sziget. #Excited. The line-up for 2015 had some huge star power - Florence and the Machine, Kasabian, Avicii, Alt-J, Knife Party, Foals, and that’s without reading so much as the first third down the page. But it’s not all about the main stage – indulge every musical whim with dance, house, pop, rock and everything in between. (B) DAY 4 SZIGET. After a first day getting your bearings you’ve got two more days to enjoy the spectacle of Sziget. Enjoy theatre, street food, folk dancing, beaches, sports and amusements– it’s all here on the self-styled Island of Freedom. And when you find the chance there’s always that music thing. (B) DAY 5 SZIGET. After the whirlwind of Sziget, take a breath, and enjoy your last day in the best of Buda. Swap the doof doof for some serious soaking in one of Budapest’s 80+ thermal springs and gorge on goulash and langos. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Tickets for 3 days entry to Sziget Festival ++ Guided tour of Budapest

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

5 breakfasts, 2 dinners 5 nights Hostel Accommodation (multi-share) Budapest public transport ticket for 4 days Awesome Trip Leader

DAY 6 BUDAPEST. Sadly our time is over, it’s time to say viszontlátásra - if that’s too hard to say enjoy your final breakfast in silence as you play the memories of your days as a festival-goer over in your head. You might want to stick around though. (B)

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DAY 2 BERLIN. Start 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 3 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC VIA DRESDEN. Let Dresden show some of its 800-year-old history before we head on to the cobblestone streets of Prague, an unexpected foodie paradise. Go beyond the beer and check out the city that allegedly inspired the Disney castle. Turn your peepers toward the newly restored Art Deco Palac Dlouha. For quirky (and not so) museums, try the Castle District. (B) DAY 4 PRAGUE. Tick off Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square then go Golem chasing in the Jewish quarter. Prague is yours today. Also: a glasnost nostalgia fix at the Museum of Communism. (B) DAY 5 VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Three things you need to know about Vienna: opera, coffee and apple strudel. They also invented the croissant. Sorry, France. (B) DAY 6 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Swapping symphonies for the impending euphoria of Sziget. Find out why Budapest often rides high in lists of European mustdos. Hint: it’s probably a mix of thermal baths, 1,000 year-old castles and all that goulash. Budapest is rumoured to have the best nightlife in Europe, so venture into the night and onto the streets to see what the gossip is all about. (B,D)

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MEALS

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

PHOTO: SZIGET FESTIVAL

DAY 1 BERLIN, GERMANY. Hit the German capital to find out what it means to be ein Berliner. Head east to uncover the meaning of Ostalgie or cross off the main sights. Don’t miss the German take on Doner Kebab. (D)

BUDAPEST

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10 DAY | E S C A P E T O S Z I G E T

++ Tickets for 3 days entry to Sziget Festival ++ Guided tour of all major cities ++ Visit to Dresden

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

9 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 10 nights hotel accommodation (twin-share) Budapest public transport ticket for 3 days Modern air-conditioned coach Awesome Trip Leader

musical whim with dance, house, pop, rock and everything in between. (B) DAY 8 SZIGET. Now that you’ve got your bearings, enjoy the spectacle of Sziget for 2 more exhilarating days. The Island of Freedom has a lot to offer you theatre, street food, folk dancing, beaches, sports and amusements. If that wasn’t enough, remember there’s always that music thing. (B) DAY 9 SZIGET. Swap the doof doof and soak off the festival in one of Budapest’s 80+ thermal springs. Gorge on goulash and langos. You know, a casual day in Buda. (B) DAY 10 BUDAPEST. Viszontlátásra to Sziget for another year - the festival and our trip is ending. We’re heading off after breakfast. (B)

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STOP & STAY DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: EFBB10 START 6

FINISH AUG

15

AUG

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10 DAYS FROM

2115

$

AUD PER PERSON

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

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AR $X2 TIN X12X G /D FR AY OM

DAY 7 SZIGET. Sit down, it’s our first day at Sziget #muchexcite. The line-up for 2015 had some huge star power - Florence and the Machine, Kasabian, Avicii, Alt-J, Knife Party, Foals, and that’s without reading so much as the first third down the page. But it’s not all about the main stage – indulge every


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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. The dress code is Bavarian classic, lederhosen are optional and singing, hugging and dancing on tables is encouraged. Prost!


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DAY 1 MUNICH, GERMANY. Wilkommen in München, welcome to Munich! Arrive today and make your way to our hostel for a welcome meeting and walking tour. The evening is yours to do as you please - why not try some delicious pork knuckles and sauerkraut in one of Munich’s beer houses.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

DAY 2 MUNICH. What first began as a horse race in a field to celebrate the wedding of Bavarian Prince Ludwig in the beginning of the 19th century has subsequently grown into the world’s largest festival, attracting upwards of six million visitors every year! Join the crowds and check out what it’s all about, there’s more to do here than just drink beer although there is a lot of beer drinking done! Over the two weeks some seven million litres of beer will be consumed in the various brewery-run tents. Order yourself one of the colossal one-litre glasses of beer, known in the local dialect as a ‘maß’ (pronounced ‘muss’) and get ready to sing along with the obligatory ‘oompah band’. Enjoy what is likely to be one of the most memorable days of your life. Prost! (B)

++ 3 continental breakfasts (B) ++ 3 nights accommodation in multi-share hostel rooms within walking distance of the festival grounds ++ Commemorative t-shirt ++ Awesome Trip Leader

DAY 3 MUNICH. After breakfast, those wishing to sample another side of Germany may wish to join us for a sobering experience on our optional excursion to the former concentration camp of Dachau. This site just north of Munich was the first Concentration Camp in Germany, now preserved as a memorial to the millions that perished in the Holocaust. We return to Munich this afternoon to spend our final night at the Oktoberfest grounds, or for those wishing to rest the liver why not jump on one of the many carnival rides or head into the city for some sightseeing! (B)

++ Walking tour of Munich ++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations

TRIP CODE: EFOHO4 START

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MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO MUNICH

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TRIP PRICE OF $520 TRIP PRICE OF $560 TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? Aw, shucks, here’s 5% OFF your next trip!

4 DAYS FROM

520

$

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DAY 4 MUNICH. It’s time to say goodbye to Oktoberfest and newly-made friends. At least for another year that is! (B)


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29

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations

++ Walking tour of Munich ++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations

MORE INCLUSIONS 3 hot breakfasts (B) 3 nights camping in twin-share pre-erected tents with air mattresses Return coach transport to Oktoberfest grounds Awesome Topdeck crew

DAY 1 MUNICH, GERMANY. DAY 2 MUNICH. (B) DAY 3 MUNICH. (B)

SEP

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DAY 2 MUNICH. (B) DAY 3 MUNICH (B)

TRIP PRICE OF $330

DAY 4 MUNICH, GERMANY TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B) DAY 5 LONDON

TRIP PRICE OF $350 For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $380

TRIP PRICE OF $675

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STOP & STAY DAY STOP

3 hot breakfasts (B) 2 nights camping in twin-share pre-erected tents with air mattresses Modern air-conditioned coach Return ferry transfers Return coach transport to Oktoberfest grounds Commemorative t-shirt Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO MUNICH, GERMANY. For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

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DAY 4 MUNICH. (B)

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TRIP CODE: EFOCL5

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COACH LONDON

TRIP CODE: EFOCL6

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

++ Walking tour of Munich ++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations ++ Visit former concentration camp Dachau

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TRIP CODE: EFOCL7

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LONDON

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6 DAY | S T E I N M E I S T E R

4 hot breakfasts (B) 3 nights camping in twin-share pre-erected tents with air mattresses Return coach transport to Oktoberfest grounds Modern air-conditioned coach Return ferry transfers Commemorative t-shirt Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO MUNICH, GERMANY.

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Walking tour of Munich Join the Oktoberfest celebrations Visit former concentration camp Dachau Guided tour of Prague

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 4 hot breakfasts & 1 continental (B) ++ 3 nights camping in twin-share pre-erected tents with air mattresses, 1 night hostel accommodation (multi-share) ++ Return coach transport to Oktoberfest grounds ++ Modern air-conditioned coach ++ Return ferry transfers ++ Commemorative t-shirt ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAY 2 MUNICH. (B) DAY 3 MUNICH (B) DAY 4 MUNICH (B) DAY 5 MUNICH, GERMANY TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO MUNICH, GERMANY. DAY 2 MUNICH. (B) DAY 3 MUNICH (B)

DAY 6 LONDON.

DAY 4 MUNICH (B)

For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

DAY 6 PRAGUE TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

DAY 5 MUNICH, GERMANY TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B) DAY 7 LONDON.

TRIP PRICE OF $765 Trip in 27 Sep will have a reversed itinerary. For a detailed itinerary visit our website.

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TRIP PRICE OF $785

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5 Feb - 5 May

6 Aug - 3 Oct

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SEE PAGE 22 - 27

SEE PAGE 32 - 43

CODE DAY | TRIP NAME

10 EFSKAO 8 | SKI AUSTRIA 12 EHWBHM 10 | BIG RED TO RED STAR 13 EFFELB 9 | EASTERN LIGHTS 14 EFWBCM 2 | BRUGES XMAS MARKETS 14 EFCBLL 4 | BRUGES XMAS 15 EFCPLL 4 | PARIS XMAS 17 EFNSH4 4 | BARCELONA NEW YEAR 17 EFNBH4 4 | BERLIN NEW YEAR 18 EFNPH4 4 | PRAGUE NEW YEAR 18 EFNMH4 4 | MADRID NEW YEAR 18 EFNAH4 4 | AMSTERDAM NEW YEAR 19 EFNLH4 4 | LISBON NEW YEAR 20 EFBPH4 4 | BUDAPEST NEW YEAR 21 EFNEH4 4 | HOGMANAY 21 EFNEH5 5 | HOGMANAY

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CODE DAY | TRIP NAME EFLFHT

4 | LAS FALLAS

EFVCHS

4 | VENICE CARNIVAL

EFSPHS

4 | ST PATRICK’S DAY

EFSPHT

4 | ST PATRICK’S DAY

EFKALL

4 | KING’S DAY

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28 EFAZII/EFAZIR 14 | ANZAC EXPEDITION 30 EFAZ08 8 | ANZAC SORTIE 30 EFAZ05 5 | ANZAC PATROL 31 EFAZ04 4 | ANZAC RAID 31 EFAZWF 4 | WESTERN FRONT

PG# CODE DAY | TRIP NAME 34 EFLTHS 34 EFLTH3 34 EFLTH4 36 EFESB5 38 EFSZH6 39 EFBB10 41 EFOHO4 42 EFOCO4 42 EFOCL5 43 EFOCL6 43 EFOCL7

4 | LA TOMATINA 4 | LA TOMATINA 4 | LA TOMATINA 10 | ROAD TO SZIGET 6 | SZIGET EXPLORER 10 | ESCAPE TO SZIGET 4 | BRÄUMEISTER 4 | FESTMEISTER 5 | PROSTMEISTER 6 | STEINMEISTER 7 | GROSSMEISTER


FAQ 1

HOW MUCH MONEY WILL I NEED? Naturally everybody's spending varies. There are

many souvenirs to be bought and a great social scene should you wish to join in. Many of your meals (including lunches on Club & Camping trips during the summer months) are included, so this really just leaves a few meals and your

3

DO I NEED A SLEEPING BAG? Sleeping bags are required on all Camping trips. Sleeping bags

are also required on all Oktoberfest camping trips.

4

HOW DOES THE FOOD FUND WORK? On all Club and Camping trips a compulsory Food

Fund is shown separately from the trip price.

personal spending to budget for.

This is included in the total price shown at time

Throughout the trip, your Trip Leader will also

final payment. The Food Fund covers included

inform you of optional activities which you can

group meals whilst on your trip. Unlike other

participate in, such as the Cabaret Show in Paris

companies, in addition to the listed breakfasts

or an excursion up the Jungfrau Mountain in

and dinners, Topdeck also includes many lunches

Switzerland. For a more detailed list and price

as per the trip inclusions (please note that these

guideline for these items please refer to the

are included in some Club and Camping trips

individual trip page or your personal itinerary.

only and is not applicable for trips operating in

Most people budget approximately €70 per day

Winter or Spring). This means you don't have

including optional activities and some souvenirs.

to buy meals at expensive motorway service

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stations, saving you plenty of money. Your

HOW MUCH LUGGAGE AM I ALLOWED TO BRING? Each person is allowed 1 item of

standard size luggage (backpacks only on a Camping trip, while suitcases are ok for all other trips) plus a day pack or handbag (and sleeping bag if required – see question 3). The maximum weight of your main bag must not exceed 44lbs/20kgs. Size for all bags must not exceed 70cm (height) x 45cm (width) x 25cm (depth). Due to strict weight regulations for coaches in Europe, passengers whose luggage exceeds 44lbs/20kgs may be asked to offload the excess on the departure morning. In this scenario, Topdeck will not cover any storage costs which are incurred.

of booking and is payable by the date required of

Food Fund also includes many meals at local

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DO I NEED TO CHANGE MONEY BEFORE I LEAVE? We recommend that you change

approximately €100 in cash before departure and the equivalent of around €30 into Swiss Francs (if your trip goes through Switzerland). This will cover you for spending money until you have the chance to change more or visit an ATM. ATMs are extremely common throughout all European countries. If you are visiting any other countries outside of the 'Eurozone' you will find that most of them accept euros as payment, or you will be able to withdraw local currency from an ATM after arriving in the country. This is the most convenient way to access local currency, just make sure to notify your bank of your travel plans before you depart.

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WHEN WILL I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MY TRIP? Topdeck issues e-docs

approximately six weeks prior to departure and

restaurants giving you the opportunity to sample

when you have paid in full. If you have booked

local cuisine as you explore Europe.*

via a travel agent this information will be sent

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to them, so please make sure you contact your

IS IT A PROBLEM IF I TRAVEL ON MY OWN? Not at all. Many of our passengers travel

alone – often over 50% of our passengers start the trip solo and it's a great way to meet people. What's more, we don't charge compulsory single supplements – instead we'll match you up with a roommate or roomates of the same sex.

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travel agent for details. Your travel documents include your detailed day-to-day itinerary and also include any vouchers you need for pre and/ or post-trip accommodation. In addition to this, you MUST read the detailed pre-departure information relevant to your trip. This can be downloaded at any time from the trip page on

DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE? Yes.

our website. If you would like a copy posted to

Comprehensive travel insurance is

you, please contact your local Topdeck office. The

compulsory on all Topdeck trips. This should

pre-departure document contains a number of

be taken out at the time of booking. You can

important points that you should be aware of.

purchase travel insurance with us via our website www.topdeck.travel. We recommend getting a comprehensive travel insurance policy which covers you for all medical expenses (including repatriation) and any expensive items you bring away with you such as laptops, tablets, smart phones and cameras. Check the policy wording and excess limits before you purchase and make sure they are to your satisfaction.

HEIGHT

MAX WEIGHT

70CM

20KG/44LBS

Travel insurance should be taken out at the time of booking in case of unforeseen events which may lead you to cancel your trip. For more information, please visit the Travel Insurance page of our website (www.topdeck.travel), where you can find more tips about what to look for in a

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* PLEASE NOTE FOOD FUND DOES NOT APPLY TO TRIPS BOOKED IN USD


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TERMS & CONDITIONS

CANCELLATION OR MODIFICATION BY US

EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY – FORCE MAJEURE

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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:

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 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”).

All trips in this brochure are operated by Topdeck, except the following trips which are operated by contracted local operators: ANZAC trips to Turkey (pages 29-31), which are operated by New Faces Tourism and Travel, Istanbul. 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. (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. BOOKING YOUR TRIP 2. Bookings can be made either through your local travel agent or with us direct and must be secured with a deposit of $100 per person paid at the time of booking, except for the following trips for which the deposit is $200 per person: Ski Austria (page 11) Big Red to Red Star (page 12), Road to Sziget (page 41), Escape to Sziget (page 43) and Sziget Explorer (page 42). The 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. 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. 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. 4. Prices quoted in our brochures are calculated on costs and exchange rates at 10 August 2015. 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. 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. 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%

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 the travel conditions of Topdeck Travel. 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 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 as long as applicable at time of booking. Rolling deposit vouchers cannot be requested or redeemed against African Safari trips. 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 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 an $60 per person administration fee for any amendments, cancellations or reissue of tickets in addition to any airline fees.

(1) a trip of an equivalent or closely similar standard and price, if available; (2) a trip of a lower standard together with a refund of the difference in price; or (3) cancellation with a full refund of all monies paid. 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. 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 42-29 days 28-14 days 13-7 days 6-0 days

nil $50 $75 $100 $200

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 (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: • In respect of carriage by sea, the Athens Convention; • In respect of the provision of accommodation, the Paris Convention; • In respect of carriage by rail, the Berne Convention; and, * 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 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 the UK, or 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.

CONTRAVENTION OF LAW 22.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. HEALTH AND MEDICAL CONDITIONS 23. 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. YOUR LIABILITY TO US 24. 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. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS 25. 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 26. You should take out comprehensive travel insurance before You travel on your trip. Your insurance protection should 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 should 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 is often not comprehensive. 27. 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. 28. 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. 29. 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. 30. 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. COMPLAINTS 31. 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. DATA PROTECTION 32. We are committed to protecting your personal information and agree to process your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy, 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 33. Topdeck operates a non-smoking policy on our coaches (although we make frequent stops for breaks), and in most of our accommodation. LUGGAGE 34. 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 35. 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. 36. 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. 37. All contracts for bookings made with Topdeck, for trips in this brochure, are governed by Australian law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Australian Courts, should any dispute between us not be otherwise amicably agreed.


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