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AMAZING

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ASIA AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND EUROPE MIDDLE EAST AFRICA USA & CANADA

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

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


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WHERE WE ROAM

Spanning five continents and a myriad of fascinating cultures, you can be sure your next trip of a lifetime is just around the corner.

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TAILOR MADE HERE AT TOPDECK TAILOR-MADE, IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU. We’ve scoured the globe to bring you the hottest destinations, the best local cuisine, awesome one-off experiences and all the added extras to enable your group to design your very own bespoke holiday. It’s your trip, your way. Seriously. Head to our website for more information on how you and your group can create or customise a Topdeck trip.

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

EUROPE SEE PG. 50

USA & CANADA SEE PG. 124 We’re talking legendary highways and national parks calling to be explored. Swing between iconic cities for a ‘wow’ moment in North America.

Yep, Europe has it all. Think: epic cities + unreal food = experiences of a lifetime, not to be missed.

ASIA SEE PG. 16 Slurp and feast your way through local cuisines while racing tuk tuks across capital cities. Naturally, it’s a cultural treat!


AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND SEE PG. 32

AFRICA SEE PG. 110

Journey to the land down under (BBQ

Spend your days gallivanting the game

optional) then sink your teeth into adventure,

reserves with the animals – it’s like stepping

New Zealand style.

into a real life version of The Lion King!

MIDDLE EAST SEE PG. 110 The Middle East is like nowhere else. Hit the souks to stock up on exotic spices, crafts and textiles galore.

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

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Hear the call of the wild as you explore one of the world’s most famed national parks. Home to over 12,000 elephants, 27,000

Lawrence of Arabia will have nothing on you when you meander into the mighty Sahara by camelback, and retire under the stars at a

Forget your average garden pebble. This massive sandstone monolith in the heart of the Red Centre draws visitors from all over the globe for

buffalo, 1,000 leopards and a host of other snap-worthy wildlife, you’re sure to fill a few memory cards. Plinth hat, optional.

traditional Berber campsite. Wake early to catch the sunrise and later, expect to find sand in places you never knew existed.

good reason. Take in the sheer beauty of Uluru and its surrounds as you sip champagne at sunset and learn of its place in the Dreamtime culture.

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SAHARA DESERT, MIDDLE EAST

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MEKONG & VIETNAMESE HOMESTAY

Straddling the border between Canada and the US, Niagara Falls has long been recognised as one of the world’s greatest attractions. Get up close and

Be the leading lady (or man) in you very own version of a romantic French film as you wine and dine below one of the world’s most

Take on Vietnam in all its glory as you cruise down the Mekong Delta via the floating markets in Cai Be, before settling in for the night at a

personal with all three waterfalls – American, Bridal Veil and Canadian Horseshoe Falls – and experience the sheer power for yourself.

iconic landmarks. Think: macarons, pastries, éclairs and...frog’s legs (obvs). So Frenchy, so chic!

traditional Vietnamese homestay. Continue to #livelikealocal with your host family and experience daily life in a fascinating and age-old culture.

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

“I GET THE BIGGEST BUZZ OUT OF WATCHING A PASSENGER'S FACE LIGHT UP FOR THE FIRST TIME WHEN THEY SEE ICONIC SITES LIKE THE EIFFEL TOWER. IT'S THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD KNOWING YOU'RE A PART OF THAT MOMENT.”

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Hit the streets and indulge in a (non-printed) menu that spans papaya salad and grilled pork with sticky rice, to straight up food dares like crispy chilly scorpion and crickets. Game?

the local market. Pass the Pak Ou Caves to arrive in Luang Prabang. (B,L)

DAY 8 LUANG PRABANG. Rise and shine for a free day as you wish. Explore Mount Phousi or make the most of shopping time in the surrounding markets. (B) DAY 9 LUANG PRABANG TO VANG VIENG. Rise to the sound of the temple gong and partake in the daily almsgiving of the monks. Next, descend southwards to Vang Vieng. (B) DAY 10 VANG VIENG. A free day for optional kayaking on the Nam Song River. If you’re here in wet season: rapids. Any other time: rock climbing mountains and cave exploring. Or just relax? Easy. (B) DAY 11 VANG VIENG TO VIENTIANE. First up: the historical site Wat Sisaket and former temple Wat Ho Phra Keo housing Laotian art. Then Patuxay, the Victory Monument. (B) DAY 12 VIENTIANE TO SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA. Fly to Siem Reap and explore Angkor: meet the stoney faces of Bayon, the Ta Prohm temple held up by tree roots, and watch the sunset at Pre Rup temple. (B)

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DAY 13 SIEM REAP. Start the day with an optional visit to the headquarters of a local organisation, then hop aboard an ox cart and get blessed by a local monk. (B)

TRIP CODE: AHAFBH DAY 1 BANGKOK, THAILAND. First off the bat: free time to explore before you start ticking off your bucket list with a street eats by tuk tuk food tour. (D)

DAY 4 CHIANG MAI. Today, it’s all yours to take on Chiang Mai. Make like a monkey and join the optional Flight of the Gibbon experience. (B)

DAY 2 BANGKOK TO CHIANG MAI. Kick off your Bangkok rush hour. Visit the Golden Budda (Wat Traimit), Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. Next, jump on an overnight train to Chiang Mai. (B)

DAY 5 CHIANG MAI TO CHIANG RAI. Visit Wat Rong Khun then onwards to Chiang Rai. (B,L)

DAY 3 CHIANG MAI. This morning explore Chiang Mai’s old city via trishaw. It’s a temple-monument salad as you stop at Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Puak Tam and the Three Kings Monument. (B)

DAY 6 CHIANG RAI TO PAK BENG, LAOS. Cross the Friendship Bridge then board a Mekong river cruise. (B,L,D) DAY 7 PAK BENG TO LUANG PRABANG. This morning we’re back on the Mekong cruisin’ with a quick stop to

DAY 14 SIEM REAP TO PHNOM PENH. Get cracking with a visit to the Royal Palace. (B) DAY 15 PHNOM PENH. Spend the day exploring the French-built capital, or visit Silk Island village or the killing fields of Choeung Ek. (B,D) DAY 16 PHNOM PENH TO HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM. Arrive in HCMC, home to 4 million motorbikes. Kick off the night with banh mi baguettes on an included street eats tour. (B,D)


DAY 18 HO CHI MINH CITY TO VINH LONG, MEKONG RIVER. Hop on a boat to peruse Cai Be's floating markets. Stop for lunch at a bonsai gardeners home, then an overnight homestay. (B,L,D) DAY 19 VINH LONG, MEKONG RIVER TO NHA TRANG. Wake up to another morning in the land of pho and snake wine, then roll to Nha Trang. Rest up at the white powdery beaches. #Winning. (B) DAY 20 NHA TRANG. Spend your free day lazing on Nha Trang, a kite-running, windsurfing and scuba diving mecca. (B) DAY 21 NHA TRANG TO HOI AN. Fly to Hoi An’s wellpreserved ancient town and start Snapchatting ASAP. (B) DAY 22 HOI AN. Hire a bike to explore the countryside, check out the 2 century-old Tan Ky House or enrol in a cooking masterclass. The day is all yours. (B) DAY 23 HOI AN TO HUE. Drive along Hai Van Pass to Hue. A half day tour to the ancient citadel, then visit smooth operator (and husband to 104 wives) Tu Duc’s Royal Tomb. (B) DAY 24 HUE TO HANOI. Fly to Hanoi and take on the chaotic Old Quarter and horse-honouring temples. Dinner is at Koto, a restaurant providing training to impoverished children. (B) DAY 25 HANOI TO HALONG BAY. Cruise time. A day of paddling, swimming, lazing on the sundeck and the bay’s seafood for dinner? Yes please. (B,L,D) DAY 26 HALONG BAY TO HANOI. Back to Hanoi for one last street food encounter. Relish every mouthful. (B,L,D)

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Bangkok tuk tuk street food tour Visit Wat Rong Khun Mekong river boat cruise Visit Pak Ou Caves Cu Chi Tunnels tour in Vietnam Hai Van mountain pass Dinner at social enterprise restaurant Koto, Hanoi

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 26 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 22 nights hotel, 2 nights overnight train, 1 night homestay & 1 night sailing on a traditional junk boat ++ Internal flights ++ Small group ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Local Trip Leader + Local Guides ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle

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DAY 17: HO CHI MINH CITY. Wake up in Ho Chi Minh madness. Today, take a trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels. (B,L)

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DAY 1 SEMINYAK TO LEMBONGAN ISLAND, INDONESIA. Meet the crew in Seminyak then get amped to island hop your way around paradise. First up – speedboat to Nusa Lembongan. Keep your eyes peeled for more coral reefs and unreal white sand beaches than you can handle, and then bond over local fare with an included welcome lunch. Later, the afternoon is yours for the taking. (L) DAY 2 LEMBONGAN ISLAND TO GILI TRAWANGAN. We’re heading northwards to the biggest of the Gili archipelago trio: Gili Trawangan. On arrival, go old school with an included ‘Cimodo’ (horse carriage) to the hotel in style. Then, it’s three days in the snorkelling, diving and cultural mecca of the Gilis. Roam free, and enjoy! (B) DAY 3 GILI TRAWANGAN. Free day: take one. Want to meet the locals? Join the optional diving and snorkelling tour to casually bump into turtles, rays and reef sharks. Tonight: stroll through the markets and feast your way through satay treats and fresh seafood. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Water sports on Lembongan Island ++ Island stays on Bali, Lembongan and Gili Trawangan ++ Cidomo ride ++ Kintamani tour ++ Lake Batur ++ Ubud cultural dance show

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DAY 4 GILI TRAWANGAN. Start your day in the Ibiza of Southeast Asia and watch the sunrise over Lombok’s Mt. Rinjani or take the optional tour around Lombok. Talk about ultimate #islandvibes. (B) DAY 5 GILI TRAWANGAN TO UBUD. Today we press onto Ubud after speedboating it to Padangbai port. Culture/ yoga/nature buff? You’ve come to the right place. Visit Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), wander round Seniwati Gallery or get up close with the cheeky rascals at the Ubud Monkey Forest. (B)

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

TRIP PRICE OF $730 TRIP PRICE OF $860 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $400 TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

DAY 6 UBUD. Start with a traditional dance show, before taking on the Tirta Empul hot springs. Next up is Kintamani where you’ll lunch with views over Bali’s largest lake. Then it’s down to the Kopi Luwak plantation, and on past Tegalalang’s rice fields and coconut trees. In the afternoon, venture through the Ubud market and meet for dinner in a local restaurant. Night sorted. (B,L,D)

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DAY 7 UBUD TO SEMINYAK. Pack yo’ bags, and prepare to say goodbye. Before we go, make the most of your last day with an optional downhill mountain biking tour or 33-rapid whitewater rafting. (B)

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7 DAY | B A L I A C T I V E : S U R F , Y O G A , C Y C L E

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 2 CANGGU. What activity did you choose? Surf’s up? Yes please. Kick off the day with an included lesson and get acquainted with the lingo, skills and then off you go. Maybe tomorrow we can flex those new skills in a second class before we take on the pro-circuit (or not?). Don’t forget to select tomorrow’s activity. Will it be surf, yoga or cycle? Simply let your Trip Leader know the day before which activity you pick. #Winning. (B,D) DAY 3 CANGGU. Are you surfing or cycling today? Maybe today we can yoga-it-up together? Learn your downward-dog 101 then transition into the next series. We’re talking warrior one, two, three and more to flow until you can’t flow any more. But wait, we’re not done. Up next comes a one hour luxe Balinese mass-aaah-ge and one more yoga session for the day. Remember: each day, your way. What will tomorrow offer? (B,D) DAY 4 CANGGU. Wake up, feast on fresh fruit at breakfast. How about we jump on a bike, if you like? Roll in style because really, who needs to walk when you can ride? See how far you can travel then share your finds at dinner tonight. We don’t like to brag, but hey, we love uncovering hidden gems. (B,D) DAY 5 CANGGU TO UBUD. Today we press onto Ubud. Culture/yoga/nature buffs you've come to the right place. En route to Ubud we visit the Sebatu Village for a temple water blessing. Get in touch with your spiritual side today and participate in the Balinese ritual of purification. (B)

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

Mountain bike tour with instructor Surf lesson with professional instructor Yoga classes & Balinese massage Visit the hidden temple in Sebatu Village

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

6 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 6 nights in hotels Awesome Local Trip Leader Guided tours of all major cities Modern air-conditioned vehicle

TOP OPTIONALS ++ High ropes course ++ White water rafting ++ Yoga class START MEET AT 2PM IN CANGGU FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN SEMINYAK

DAY 6 UBUD. Free day to do as you please. Craving some adrenaline? Reach up with an optional high ropes course or jump in the deep end with white water rafting. Feeling the chills more? Yoga optional here if you wish. Freshen up and prepare yourself for a farewell dinner. (B,D)

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: AHBAES S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2017 9

APR

15

APR

14

MAY

20

MAY

11

JUN

17

JUN

G

FINISH

8

OCT

14

OCT

12

NOV

18

NOV

10

DEC

16

DEC

G

2018 G

9

JUL

15

JUL

14

JAN

20

JAN

13

AUG

19

AUG

11

FEB

17

FEB

10

SEP

16

SEP

11

MAR

17

MAR

G

TRIP PRICE OF $940 TRIP PRICE OF $995 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $630 TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

7 DAYS FROM

$

940

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

DAY 7 UBUD TO SEMINYAK. Last breakfast then we’re outta here. Look back over your new found surferyoga-bike riding #skills then say goodbye. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Asia trips please visit our website.

STARTING FROM $ 135 / D AY

DAY 1 CANGGU, INDONESIA. Enter paradise and meet your soon to be yogi-surfer-cyclists buddies at your Canggu hideaway. This is your trip, your way. From days 2-4 you can design your own experience. Each day live it up with the option to take either a 2-hour surf lesson with a professional instructor, half day mountain bike tour, or unwind with two yoga classes and Balinese massage. Go wild with choice. Phew! Talk about the ultimate getaway. In-between chills, there’s always coconuts, tanning and Indonesian food eating to be done. Tonight: choose your activity to plan tomorrow’s day. (D)


22

THAILAND

SINGAPORE

3/4 DAY | S I N G A P O R E S T O P O V E R

STOPOVER - ASIA

3/4 DAY | B A N G K O K S T O P O V E R BANGKOK

3/5

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE

3/4

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

PHOTO: BANGKOK | SINGAPORE

BANGKOK

PLEASE NOTE: THESE PACKAGES ARE UNGUIDED MEANING YOU WILL NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY A TRIP LEADER. INCLUDED ACTIVITIES ARE NOT RESTRICTED TO 18-39S.

PLEASE NOTE: THESE PACKAGES ARE UNGUIDED MEANING YOU WILL NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY A TRIP LEADER. INCLUDED ACTIVITIES ARE NOT RESTRICTED TO 18-39S.

This Bangkok stopover is all about the eccentric city vibes and its tuk tuk filled streets. Whether you’re keen to retrace history or ready to fuel your appetite with delicious street food, you’re sure to find something in this incredible city.

Glitzy and larger than life, this short stopover trip in Singapore has something for everyone. Epic skyscrapers and bustling city vibes are calling to be explored. Wander down lantern-lined streets then stuff yourself with famous dishes like Or Luak and Char Kway Teow at the Chinatown Food Street. Yum!

TRIP CODE: 3 DAY AHBLBB

TRIP CODE: 3 DAY AHSSMM

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Street eats tour by tuk tuk

T WIN/DOUBLE FROM

$

190

USD Per Person

SINGLE FROM

350

$

USD Per Person

TRIP CODE: 4 DAY AHBSBB

210

USD Per Person

++ Taste of Chinatown street eats tour

T WIN/DOUBLE FROM

$

370

USD Per Person

SINGLE FROM

650

$

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner ++ 3 nights in a hotel ++ Return airport transfers

++ Full day city highlight tour of Bangkok ++ Street eats tour by tuk tuk

$

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner ++ 2 nights in a hotel ++ Return airport transfers

USD Per Person

TRIP CODE: 4 DAY AHSLMM

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

T WIN/DOUBLE FROM

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner ++ 2 nights in a hotel ++ Return airport transfers

SINGLE FROM

370

$

USD Per Person

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner ++ 3 nights in a hotel ++ Return airport transfers

++ Taste of Chinatown street eats tour ++ Historical walking tour of Singapore

T WIN/DOUBLE FROM

$

470

USD Per Person

SINGLE FROM

840

$

USD Per Person


23

THAILAND

PHUKET

8

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

PHOTO: PHUKET, THAILAND

PHUKET

THAILAND - HOTEL - ASIA

7 DAY | T H A I I S L A N D S K O - C O N U T H O P P E R

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 2 PHUKET. Start your morning with an optional trip to Coral Island & Racha Island. Any guesses what we’ll find here? That’s right – coral reefs that will make your jaw drop. If that wasn’t enough, we’ve got flawless beaches and white sand for you to soak up the salty goodness. Got problems? Not in the ocean. Paddle in its calm waters and enjoy. If you prefer to stay on the mainland, go forth and explore artsy coffee shops, eccentric local galleries and bright textiles stores so you can shop until the sun goes down. (B) DAY 3 PHUKET TO KRABI. Pack up out of Phuket and arrive into the insanely pretty town of Krabi. Grab a coconut, jump into 50 shades of blue waters then work on your tan. For the kayakers, jump on the optional activity and paddle around mangroves in Ao Thalane. (B) DAY 4 KRABI. Can you say para-para-paradise? Look up and around – you’re surrounded by all things that make Krabi so special. After you’ve found your bearings in and around town, how about a beach sesh? If that doesn’t cut it, journey to oh-so-pretty Railay Island with the optional day trip. Here we find rock caves, secret lagoons and some more big ol’ beautiful limestone cliffs. Climb to a rooftop cafe if time allows and watch the sun go down. (B) DAY 5: KRABI TO KOH PHI PHI. Majestic and relaxed Koh Phi Phi is all yours today as we love and leave Krabi behind us. With no cars on the island, Koh Phi Phi is a walking haven to explore and get lost in the back streets. Make the most of beach chills or set foot in the quirky town for souvenirs and goodies to take home. (B) DAY 6 KOH PHI PHI. This morning’s schedule is clear for you to check out one more swimming spot. Prepare for tonight’s farewell dinner. Start swapping numbers and Facebook deets. You might never want to leave (we wouldn’t either) (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Island stays on Phuket and Koh Phi Phi ++ Ferry transfer between islands ++ Welcome & farewell dinner

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: AHIWUU S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2017 19

NOV

25

NOV

3

DEC

9

DEC

17

DEC

23

DEC

31

DEC

6

JAN

G G

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

START MEET AT 2PM IN PHUKET FINISH APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN PHUKET

DAY 7 KOH PHI PHI TO PHUKET. After breakfast we’re off home — you might want to stick around to work on that tan. And have one last coconut. Obvs. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Asia trips please visit our website.

14

JAN

20

JAN

28

JAN

3

FEB

11

FEB

17

FEB

25

FEB

3

MAR

11

MAR

17

MAR

25

MAR

31

MAR

8

APR

14

APR

22

APR

28

APR

G G G G

TRIP PRICE OF $770

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Kayaking at Ao Thalane ++ Visit Railay Island ++ Coral Island day trip

FINISH 2018

TRIP PRICE OF $980 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $430 TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

7 DAYS FROM

$

770

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

STARTING FROM $ 110 / D AY

DAY 1 PHUKET, THAILAND. Make your way to the hotel to meet and greet the crew and start planning tomorrow’s adventures. Feast on a welcome dinner and catch some zzz’s before tomorrow’s kick off. (D)


24

THAILAND

THAILAND - HOTEL - ASIA

7 DAY | T H A I I S L A N D S S A M U I S U N S E T S KOH SAMUI

8

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

PHOTO: KOH TAO, THAILAND

KOH SAMUI

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: AHIEII S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2017 16

APR

22

APR G,HM HM

FINISH

23

JUL

29

JUL

6

AUG

12

AUG

30

APR

6

MAY

20

AUG

26

AUG

7

MAY

13

MAY G, FM

3

SEP

9

SEP

17

SEP

23

SEP

1

OCT

7

OCT

15

OCT

21

OCT

14

MAY

20

MAY

28

MAY

3

JUN

11

JUN

17

JUN

25

JUN

1

JUL

9

JUL

15

JUL

G G

29

OCT

4

NOV

12

NOV

18

NOV

G G G G

TRIP PRICE OF $670 TRIP PRICE OF $740 G = Guaranteed Departure  FM = Full Moon Party HM = Half Moon Party Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $330 TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

7 DAYS FROM

$

670

USD PER PERSON

STARTING FROM $ 96/ D AY

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

DAY 1 KOH SAMUI, THAILAND. Make your way to the hotel and kick off your journey with a cocktail and chills by the pool. Tonight, feast on a welcome dinner and get to know your island hopper buds. You’re in paradise – soak it up, make the most of it and prepare for the next few days of excitement. (D) DAY 2 KOH SAMUI. Snorkel enthusiasts can feast on an optional full day tour as you splash your way around Angthong Island. Zoom around the marine park and keep your eyes peeled for sea life and unreal blue water. While you’re there, throw in a swim stop and get selfie-ing, too. Lunch is on the boat. Because #paradise. (B) DAY 3 KOH SAMUI TO KOH PHANGAN. Take one last dip with the coral before we head north to the smaller (but no less epic) island Koh Phangan. Notorious for its eccentric wildlife, this island is no stranger to a good time and awesome music. Spend the afternoon getting acquainted with the place and find your bearings through the town. Later, the evening is all yours to explore and find your own Thai nook for dinner. (B) DAY 4 KOH PHANGAN. Free day = your day, your way. If you tire of hanging out in a hammock sipping on fresh coconut juice, head north on a long tail boat or make tracks to explore the quieter beaches. (B) DAY 5 KOH PHANGAN TO KOH TAO. On to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan’s baby, Koh Tao. Diving here is like ticking off Mount Everest for climbers, so be sure to don your snorkel and join an optional diving group. Dip into the water for a swim. And another. Maybe one more? Ooh you lucky thang! (B) DAY 6 KOH TAO. If you’re not in the water soaking up the sun, sea and good vibes, there’s hiking, rock climbing and bouldering for the adventure seekers. Want to flop down for the entire day one last time? Head to Chalok Baan Khao towards the south – perfect for lazing. If you’re in the mood for a hike, make your way to Ao Plaay Laem for the best damn sunset this side of the country. Make sure to return for tonight's farewell dinner where we give our hugs and goodbyes before we depart tomorrow. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Island stays on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao ++ Welcome dinner in Koh Samui ++ Farewell dinner in Koh Tao

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

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

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

DAY 7 KOH TAO TO KOH SAMUI. The trip ends after we arrive back in Koh Samui as we say our goodbyes. If you have a few extra days, why not keep exploring? (B) For more awesome Topdeck Asia trips please visit our website.


25

MYANMAR

YANGON

11

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

PHOTO: YANGON, MYANMAR

MANDALAY

MYANMAR - HOTEL - ASIA

9 DAY | M A J E S T I C M Y A N M A R

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 2 MANDALAY. Wind your way through the 30 Caves Pagoda, then travel alongside the Ayeyarwady River to see locals and wildlife coexist. For the sunset lovers in the group (umm, maybe all of us?) take the option to watch the sun go down over the world's longest teak (wood) bridge. Cameras and iphones at the ready. (B) DAY 3 MANDALAY TO BAGAN. Enter Bagan: home to awe-inspiring temples. Here, it’s all about the glistening rooftops and adornment. Hold on while we weave through the temples with an included horse and cart journey for sunset. (B) DAY 4 BAGAN. Set foot to explore Myanmar's answer to Angkor Wat (minus the swarms of tourists). Pick your mode of transport for the day (optional). Thrill seekers; hold your breath as we climb in a hot air balloon over Bagan, or jump on two wheels (electric or mountain bike) to roll across the area. Before the day is out, navigate through local villages with an optional tour before we meet another awe-inspiring sunset. (B) DAY 5 BAGAN TO LAKE INLE. Buh-bye Bagan. Wind over to glittering Lake Inle and set foot in the heart of the floating villages. Spot: conical-hat fisherman and their one-of-a kind leg-rowing technique in action. Google it. But maybe leave it for the experts – we wouldn’t want you to fall in now, would we? (B) DAY 6 LAKE INLE. Rise and shine, fuel up and get ready to explore. Keep an eye out for the good vibes and Buddhism that still takes a strong way of life. Today, experience Lake Inle and its sparkling glory. Prepare yourself for the included day trip via boat to weave through the thriving ecosystems. (B,L) DAY 7 LAKE INLE TO YANGON. Travel into Yangon to meet with the 'winking wonder' of Shwedagon Paya. In between historical temples and pagodas, this golden stupa stands out with heart-stopping impact.

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

Sagaing half day tour Sunset temple tour of Bagan via horse and cart Guided boat tour of Lake Inle Chinatown street eats tour in Yangon

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

8 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 2 dinners (D) 8 nights in hotels Internal flights and local transport between cities Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Local Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Hot air balloon over Bagan ++ Burmese cooking class ++ Local village tour in Bagan START MEET AT 2PM IN MANDALAY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN YANGON

Before you get too comfortable, squeeze in a half day city tour. (B)

DAY 8 YANGON. Today, free day to explore. Feeling hungry? Complete your foodie mission with an optional cooking class. Tonight, prepare yourself for a farewell street eats tour in Chinatown (B,D) DAY 9 YANGON. Complicated and layered history aside, we say farewell to Myanmar. It was a special one, hey? Swap numbers and plan that next adventure together. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Asia trips please visit our website.

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: AHMMNY S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2017 2

APR

10

APR

7

MAY

15

MAY

4

JUN

12

JUN

2

JUL

10

JUL

6

AUG

14

AUG

3

SEP

11

SEP

G

FINISH

8

OCT

16

OCT

5

NOV

13

NOV

3

DEC

11

DEC

7

JAN

15

JAN

4

FEB

12

FEB

4

MAR

12

MAR

G

2018 G

G

TRIP PRICE OF $1330 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $540 TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

9 DAYS FROM

$

1330

USD PER PERSON

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

STARTING FROM $ 148 / D AY

DAY 1 MANDALAY, MYANMAR. Journey into magical Mandalay. Shake hands and meet your fellow travellers. Marvel at the the untouched vibes of this unreal city then feast your way through a Myanmarstyle welcome dinner. (D)


CHINA

12 DAY | C H I N A L I V E BEIJING

SHANGHAI

21

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

DAY 5 XIAN TO CHENGDU. Today we’re heading south to Chengdu. Flash your boarding pass and check in together – we’re flyin’! (B,D) DAY 6 CHENGDU. Pinch yourself, because today we roll with a visit to the Panda Conservation Centre (holy cuteness.) Show your love for the endangered balls of fluff. Finish off with a teahouse visit in People’s Park and join the optional Sichuan Cultural Show. (B,L) DAY 7 CHENGDU TO YANGSHUO. Say “zài jiàn” to Chengdu, today we’re flying to Yangshuo. Try and score a window seat if you can – you’ll wanna see the mountains. (B) DAY 8 YANGSHUO. Today go solo or stay in sync with the group. On the activity menu: an optional cooking class, rafting on the Yulong River or the Liu San Jie show with the river as the stage. (B) DAY 9 YANGSHUO TO LONGSHENG. After brekkie, pack your bags, we’re travelling to Longsheng – land of the rice terraces. Snap n ‘Gram your heart out on the included day tour. Check out the Dragon’s Backbone. (B,L,D)

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: AHCLGA DAY 1 BEIJING, CHINA. Ni Hao! Welcome to China. After checking in, tonight you’ll get acquainted with your trip peeps at the welcome dinner. Dig in and work that chopstick magic – be quick or miss out. Phew! Soak up those incredible city vibes, it’s going to be a great trip. (D) DAY 2 BEIJING. Begin your Beijing bucket list with a trip to the Great Wall of China – mega tick! How to make this day more epic? Hit up the optional Peking Duck dinner on Ghost Street. (B,L)

DAY 3 BEIJING TO XIAN. Today is gonna rock: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. Oh, and let us take care of all your meals too. Tonight we’re travelling to Xian by sleeper train. (B,L,D) DAY 4 XIAN. You’re in the land of the Terracotta Warriors, and guess what – you’ll see them today! Later, visit the Muslim Quarter and if you’re still peckish, optional Tang Dynasty Dumpling Banquet tonight waiting for you. Dig in! (B,L)

DAY 10 LONGSHENG TO SHANGHAI. Today, it’s Shanghai time. Waiting for you: a ticket up the Jin Mao Tower and a city tour. Still want more? The optional acrobatic show will provide you much wow. (B) DAY 11 SHANGHAI. Today is all yours. FYI: you’re in Disneyland town, might we suggest a visit? Start swapping numbers and feast into our final dinner together. Aww, cue hugs and sad faces. (B,D) DAY 12 SHANGHAI. Make sure you’ve added your new buddies on facebook, the trip ends here. The next question is where to next? Start planning. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Asia trips please visit our website.


PHOTO: GREAT WALL OF CHINA, BEIJING, CHINA

CHINA - HOTEL - ASIA

27

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

Great Wall of China (including toboggan ride) Visit Tiananmen Square Visit Sacred Way Visit the Forbidden City Visit the Terracotta Warriors Explore the Dragon's Backbone rice terraces Visit the world famous teahouses in People's Park ++ Xian city wall bike ride ++ Visit the panda conservation centre ++ Entry to the 88th floor of the Jin Mao tower in Shanghai

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2017 9

APR

20

APR

14

MAY

25

MAY

11

JUN

22

JUN

9

JUL

20

JUL

13

AUG

24

AUG

10

SEP

21

SEP

G

FINISH

16

OCT

27

OCT

13

NOV

24

NOV

10

DEC

21

DEC

11

MAR

22

MAR

8

APR

19

APR

G

2018 G

G

TRIP PRICE OF $2880 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $680 TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

MORE INCLUSIONS

12 DAYS FROM

++ 11 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 10 nights hotel accommodation & 1 night overnight train ++ Flights within China ++ Modern air-conditioned coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Local Trip Leader + Local Guides

USD PER PERSON

2880

$

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

START MEET AT 2 PM IN BEIJING FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN SHANGHAI

STARTING FROM $ 240 / D AY

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Tang Dynasty Dumpling Banquet ++ Rafting on the Yulong River ++ Acrobatic show


28

JAPAN

JAPAN - HOTEL - ASIA

7 DAY | J A P A N S K I TOKYO

8

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

PHOTO: HAKUBA, JAPAN

TOKYO

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: AHJSTT S TA R T

FINISH 2017

17

DEC

23

DEC

2018

S TA R T

FINISH

4

FEB

10

FEB

11

FEB

17

FEB

18

FEB

24

FEB

7

JAN

13

JAN

25

FEB

3

MAR

14

JAN

20

JAN

4

MAR

10

MAR

21

JAN

27

JAN

11

MAR

17

MAR

28

JAN

3

FEB

18

MAR

24

MAR

TRIP PRICE OF $1870 TRIP PRICE OF $2050 Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

7 DAYS FROM

$

1870

USD PER PERSON

STARTING FROM $ 268 / D AY

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

DAY 1 TOKYO TO HAKUBA, JAPAN. Hurtle to Hakuba on an express train. Your challenge is to try and get a decent picture of one of the snow-covered mountains you zip past. Then meet your local crew and get briefed on where all the fun’s at. This is it. Get excited. (D) DAY 2 HAKUBA. Cue après-ski Hakuba style in Japan. Find your zen, then flock to the alps and take it at either beginner or ninja pace. Top tip: rent snow shoes to avoid an embarrassing ice dance on the way back. Later, the afternoon is all yours to head out for some yakiniku (grilled meat). (B) DAY 3 HAKUBA. Jump on the ski lift. Jump off. Ski. Repeat. After a hard (read: fun) day on the slopes, stop for a drink at an izakaya or refuel with a bowl of steaming hot katsu curry. (B) DAY 4 HAKUBA. If you want to try something a little bit different today, hit up Hakuba 47 snowpark then soak your sore muscles in the Onsen pools. How luxe! (B) DAY 5 HAKUBA. Take a break from the powder and take the option to visit the snow monkeys. Aww! Missed the powder? You can still ski in the dark. Go for a night ski in renowned Kashimayari at the southern end of Hakuba valley. So. Much. Snow. (B) DAY 6 HAKUBA. Last recommendations – for the skiers: Goryu and Iwatake for long cruising trails and uninterrupted skiing. For the snowboarders: tree skiing at Cortina’s ungroomed trails and terrain parks, half-pipes, gullies and powder bowls in Hakuba. Dig into a farewell dinner tonight on the slopes. No one likes to brag, but we do love sharing stories of our new found skills. Cue hugs and goodbyes before we head off tomorrow. (B,D) DAY 7 HAKUBA TO TOKYO. Pack your bags and take one last chance to carve the morning powder. Then, jump on an express train back to Tokyo in the afternoon. Swap numbers and plan that reunion for the next ski adventure. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Asia trips please visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Express train to and from Hakuba ++ Welcome & farewell dinner

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

6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 6 day ski lift pass 6 nights in a hotel Small group Awesome Trip Leader

START MEET AT 6.30AM IN TOKYO FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6.30PM IN TOKYO


29

JAPAN

OSAKA

14

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

PHOTO: KYOTO, JAPAN

TOKYO

JAPAN - HOTEL - ASIA

12 DAY | J A P A N H I G H L I G H T S

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Geisha and Samurai photoshoot ++ Tokyo Disneyland ++ Visit the Robot Restaurant

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 2 TOKYO. Ninja-roll out of bed and start with a full day city tour. Also, Shinjuku and Harajuku = amazing! Take the option to visit the Robot Restaurant – it’s legit. (B)

DAY 3 TOKYO. Free day to hit the ground running for your last day in Tokyo drift. Head over to Odaiba, the man-made island in Tokyo Bay or check out Akihabara, where stores scream for the attention of anime fans and gamers. Alternatively, visit the happiest place on earth: Tokyo Disneyland (optional). (B) DAY 4 TOKYO TO TAKAYAMA. This morning we pack our bags and travel at 320 km/h on the bullet train before heading up to the Japanese Alps. Tonight stay in a ryokan – a traditional Japanese inn. (B) DAY 5 TAKAYAMA. Visit the Takayama Jinya – the last remaining government building from Samurai and Shogun times – and try a tipple of sake on a brewery tour, before an afternoon visit to the open air Hida No Sato folk village. (B) DAY 6 TAKAYAMA TO HIROSHIMA VIA MIYAJIMA. Jump on a ferry to Miyajima with its wild deer and shrines galore. End your island jaunt watching the sunset behind the floating torii gate. (B) DAY 7 HIROSHIMA TO KOYASAN. First up to Hiroshima: the Peace Museum to pay respects to the victims of the atomic bombing. Make your way to Mount Koya, one of the world’s most sacred mountains. Stay in a local guesthouse and participate in a traditional Buddhist meal. (B,D) DAY 8 KOYASAN TO KYOTO. Explore the cobblestone walkway lined with Shinto torii gates to the Okunoin mausoleum and it’s 10,000 lantern Torodo Hall. Later, drop anchor in Kyoto for three days. Japan’s traditional capital, Kyoto is home to over 2,000 temples and shrines. It’s also the prime manufacturing hub for kimonos – a good place to pick up some new threads. In the afternoon, flex your freedom and visit the Gion district where it’s perfectly normal to spot Geishas. (B)

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

Hida No Sato folk village Sake brewery tour Hiroshima Peace Museum Traditional Buddhist prayer service Shibuya Crossing Visit Harajuku Visit the Gion District

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 11 breakfasts, 3 dinners ++ 8 nights in hotels, 2 nights in a ryokan, 1 night in a guesthouse ++ Small group ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Local Trip Leader ++ Japan Rail Pass DAY 9 KYOTO. Find your zen place at the Kinkakuji Golden Pavillion and Ryoan-ji Garden temples all before lunch. Have you had your udon noodle fix yet? Note to self: essential. This afternoon you’re off to Nijo Castle to channel your inner samurai and Heian Shrine – built to honour the anniversary of the capital’s foundation in Kyoto. (B) DAY 10 KYOTO. Get out of town and go on a day trip to Nara, where you’ll no doubt bump into one of the many deer who wander the streets. Do the optional and dress up like a Geisha, or catch up on your Japanese beer education in an izakaya. (B) DAY 11 KYOTO TO OSAKA. Today, visit the Insta-worthy corridors of torii gates at the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine. Land in Osaka via train. (B,D) DAY 12 OSAKA. After breakfast it’s sayonara to the Land of the Rising Sun. Swap numbers and plan that next adventure together – it’s never too soon. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Asia trips please visit our website.

DAY STOP

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TRIP PRICE OF $3680 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $840 TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

12 DAYS FROM

3680

$

USD PER PERSON

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

START MEET AT 3PM IN TOKYO FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN OSAKA

STARTING FROM $ 307 / D AY

DAY 1 TOKYO, JAPAN. Sushi trains, karaoke, gadgets, temples and the cat cafes. Get excited, get very excited. Meet the group, and bond over a welcome dinner. Work that chopstick magic. (D)


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VIETNAM

VIETNAM - HOSTEL PLUS - ASIA

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

12

MEALS

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PHOTO: HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

HO CHI MINH CITY

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP DAY 1 HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM. Enter chaos and culture as you meet the group in Ho Chi Minh City. You’re in Vietnam – get excited! Dive head first into Ho Chi Minh City madness with a street eats tour. (D)

TRIP CODE: AEVVOH S TA R T

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8 DAYS FROM

$

870

USD PER PERSON

STARTING FROM $ 109 / D AY

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

DAY 2 HO CHI MINH CITY. Rise and shine for an optional visit the Cu Chi tunnels for a lesson in Vietnamese resilience. Later, have you slurped some pho yet? A.k.a steaming broth and slinky rice noodles? By the end of the trip, cravings will be pho-real. Tonight: the city is all yours as you wander free. Top tip: let loose and find a rooftop bar to sit high with the tangled power lines (you’ll soon see...) (B) DAY 3 HO CHI MINH CITY TO HOI AN. Pack yo’ bags as we fly upwards to the food capital of Vietnam – seriously, unreal. Give it 10 minutes, and we promise you’ll be hooked on Hoi An. Make tracks through the city with a guided tour. On the menu tonight: an optional street eats tour. If you think you’ve eaten it all, nah-ah not even close. Chopsticks at the ready. (B) DAY 4 HOI AN. Free day = awesome-ness! FYI: UNESCO World Heritage site alert. Stroll over the Japanese Covered Bridge or visit the Cam Nam Village – just a short boat, skip and a jump away. If you need to squeeze some tanning time, go for it. This is a coastal town, remember? Later, flex your culinary skills and learn the the A to Z of Vietnamese cooking (optional). (B) DAY 5 HOI AN TO HANOI. Enter Hanoi. Take it all in – the pagodas, the traces of French-Chinese occupation and scooters x1000. Pay tribute to the resting place of Ho Chi Minh with an included cyclo ride. Spot the the one pillar pagoda and the temple of literature as you weave through the Old Quarter. Tonight’s dinner fare is at Koto, a restaurant providing training and skills to young teens. (B,D) DAY 6 HANOI. Rumble through the capital today. Free day to tick off the Dong Xuan market and wander the streets. Tonight: another optional walking nomfest via street eats tour. We may or may not be slightly obsessed. How could you resist? (B) DAY 7 HANOI TO HALONG BAY. Leave the mainland for dust and kick over to Halong Bay. Oogle the

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

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

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights hostel and hotel accommodation & 1 night sailing on a traditional junk boat ++ Flights between all major cities ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Local Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Traditional cooking class ++ Lady Hau Dinner Cruise ++ Vegetable Village tour in Hoi An START MEET AT 1PM AM IN HO CHI MINH CITY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN HANOI

masses of limestone pillars poking from with water as you float past on a traditional junk boat. Ah-mazing! Your mission today? Chill. And swim. And more chills. Maybe a quick kayak sesh, then tuck into dinner onboard. (B,L,D)

DAY 8 HALONG BAY TO HANOI. Jump in the jade waters for one last post-brekky swim before we head back to Hanoi (aww). (B,L) For more awesome Topdeck Asia trips please visit our website.


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THAILAND

BANGKOK

16

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

PHOTO: BANGKOK, THAILAND

BANGKOK

THAILAND - HOSTEL PLUS - ASIA

12 DAY | B A N G K O K T O B E A C H E S

DAY 2 BANGKOK. Wakey wakey, don’t keep Bangkok waiting. After brekkie you’re off on a city tour. Take it all in – the buddha statues, the colourful temples, and if you come across mango sticky rice, remember: the answer is always YES. Tonight, hit the water with an optional Nava dinner cruise. (B,L) DAY 3 BANGKOK TO AYUTTHAYA. History buffs say ahhhh – we’re off to Ayutthaya. You’ll also stop off at Bang Pa-In Royal Palace. Keep your jaw off the floor? (B) DAY 4 AYUTTHAYA TO CHIANG MAI. Today’s your last chance to get as much Ayutthaya action as possible, tonight you’ll travel by overnight choo-choo (train, duh!) to Chiang Mai. Catch some zzz’s and get comfortable. (B) DAY 5 CHIANG MAI. Open your eyes – you’ve arrived in Chiang Mai. Today you’re travelling in style by trishaw on a city tour. Today, it’s all about the sights. (B)

DAY 6 CHIANG MAI. Free days are the best days! Explore the city at your own pace. Daredevils can make like a monkey with an optional Flight of the Gibbon treetop adventure. Aww yeah! (B) DAY 7 CHIANG MAI TO PAI. Say “bye” to Chiang Mai. We’re heading north to Pai, no lie. Hit the streets and get exploring, then share your finds later that evening with an included dinner. (B,D) DAY 8 PAI TO PHUKET. YES! From the mountains to the beach, we’re off to Phuket. Probs lay off snacks as much as you can, cos tonight we’re having a nomfest of street food. (B,D) DAY 9 PHUKET. Kick back with a coconut, snorkel or you know, look for Leo (no judgement here). (B)

1 STOP & STAY

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Bangkok & Phuket street eats tour ++ Guided trishaw tour of Chiang Mai ++ Visit to Bang-Pa-In

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 11 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 10 nights hotel and hostel accommodation & 1 night on an overnight train ++ Local transport between cities ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Local Trip Leader

TRIP CODE: AEBBBB S TA R T

START MEET AT 2PM IN BANGKOK FINISH APPROXIMATELY 12PM IN BANGKOK

DAY 10 PHUKET TO KRABI. Rise and shine, it’s tanning time! Roam free in Krabi, taking selfies and just generally being awesome. (B) DAY 11 KRABI. From one paradise to another, it just keeps getting better. Free day (yay!) with more Krabi love as we spend the afternoon chillin’, cookin’ or climbin’, before saying bye to your new besties at the farewell dinner. (B,D) DAY 12 KRABI TO BANGKOK. Today we swap Facey details and islands for cities, our trip ends just before lunch. Is it too soon to plan the next adventure? You be the judge. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Asia trips please visit our website.

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Nava Dinner Cruise in Bangkok ++ Flight of the Gibbon Treetop Adventure ++ Countryside Kad Mua themed dinner

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25

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8

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11

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G

TRIP PRICE OF $1290 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person Multi-share usually 2-6 per room

TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

12 DAYS FROM

$

1290

USD PER PERSON

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

STARTING FROM $ 108 / D AY

DAY 1 BANGKOK, THAILAND. Say sawadeeka to Thailand! It’s time to check in and chill out. Tonight you’ll meet your new BFF’s and hit the streets of Bangkok for a street food tour by tuk tuk. What a welcome! (D)


a i l a r t s Au Z N + Adventure starts here, seriously. Make tracks and head down under to the heart of Australia's 'Red Centre’ or stay in a Maori Marae in New Zealand. For the water lovers, dip your toes in 50 shades of blue along the east coast of Australia. Tempted by paradise? And, GO! WHANGAREI FALLS, NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND


AUSTRALIA & NZ

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33

Australia Unique accommodations in awesome locations? Yes, please. Think: comfy hotels, motels and lodges, plus a fair dinkum stay at a real outback farm.

ACCOMMODATION HOTELS/MOTELS/LODGES/HOSTELS ROOM T YPES MULTI-SHARE

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

5 DAY | SYDNEY DISCOVERY

34

5 DAY | TROPICAL DISCOVERY

34

5 DAY | TOP END DISCOVERY

35

5 DAY | ULURU DISCOVERY

35

5 DAY | ULTIMATE SURFARI

36

12 DAY | ROCK 'N' TOP

36

14 DAY | ISLAND SUNTANNER

37

14 DAY | DOWN SOUTH & OUTBACK

38

20 DAY | BEACH & BUSH

39

21 DAY | OUTBACK ADVENTURE

40

27 DAY | GRAND AUSSIE

42

29 DAY | ULTIMATE AUSSIE ADVENTURE

44

WHAT ARE DISCOVERY TRIPS? Keen to scratch beneath the surface of some of Australia's most iconic destinations? Our exclusive Discovery range offers an in-depth look at the places that are on top of every Aussie bucket list. From camping under the stars at Kings Creek Station to spotting platypus in the Daintree Rainforest, these carefully designed itineraries include all the local experiences you’d expect, but with a smaller group size and more time to explore. Escape for a brief adventure or combine with another Topdeck trip – either way, a holiday of a lifetime is as certain as the outback sunset.

New Zealand Mix with the locals at a traditional Maori Marae and kick your feet up in between adventures in a range of comfy hostels, hotels and lodges.

ACCOMMODATION HOTELS/MOTELS/LODGES/HOSTELS ROOM T YPES MULTI-SHARE

DAYS | TRIP NAME

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7 DAY | NORTHERN EXPLORER

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18 DAY | GRAND KIWI

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DISCOVERY

DISCOVERY - AUSTRALIA

5 DAY | S Y D N E Y D I S C O V E R Y SYDNEY

1 STOP & STAY

SYDNEY

5

MEALS

1

5 DAY | T R O P I C A L D I S C O V E R Y

STATE

CAIRNS

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: AATMSS

CAIRNS

5

MEALS

1

STATE

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: AATMCC T R I P D AT E S

T R I P D AT E S

1 FEBRUARY 2017 - 31 MARCH 2018, DEPARTING MONDAYS

1 FEBRUARY 2017 - 31 MARCH 2018, DEPARTING MONDAYS

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

Aboriginal welcome and rock art Manly Beach Q Station 3 Sisters sunset Blue Mountains Wentworth Falls Grape stomping in the Hunter Valley with Wine School ++ Wine & chocolate tasting ++ Seafood tasting

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 4 breakfasts (B), 1 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights in motel, lodges & hostel ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Driver/Guide

++ ++ ++ ++

START 8.30AM HOTEL NAME START 8.30AM HOTEL NAME FINISH 8.30AM HOTEL NAME FINISH 8.30AM HOTEL NAME

Daintree Rainforest Milla Milla Falls Mission Beach Platypus spotting

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 4 breakfasts (B), 1 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights in lodges & hostels ++ Modern air conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Driver/Guide

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Horse ride on the beach ++ Night kayaking ++ Skydive onto Mission Beach

START MEET AT 8.30AM IN CAIRNS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN CAIRNS

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sand boarding ++ Quad biking ++ Half day abseiling

START MEET AT 9AM IN SYDNEY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN SYDNEY

DAY 1 SYDNEY TO PORT STEPHENS. (D) DAY 2 PORT STEPHENS. (B) DAY 3 PORT STEPHENS TO HUNTER VALLEY. (B) DAY 4 HUNTER VALLEY TO BLUE MOUNTAINS. (B) DAY 5 BLUE MOUNTAINS TO SYDNEY. (B) For a detailed itinerary please visit our website. Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $130 Single: $290

5 DAYS FROM

530

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $106/DAY

DAY 1 CAIRNS TO CAPE TRIBULATION (DAINTREE NATIONAL PARK). (D) DAY 2 CAPE TRIBULATION. (B) DAY 3 CAPE TRIBULATION TO ATHERTON. (B) DAY 4 ATHERTON TABLELANDS TO MISSION BEACH. (B) DAY 5 MISSION BEACH TO CAIRNS. (B) For a detailed itinerary please visit our website. Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $130 Single: $180

5 DAYS FROM

530

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $106/DAY


35

DISCOVERY

5 DAY | T O P E N D D I S C O V E R Y DARWIN

1 STOP & STAY

DARWIN

7

MEALS

1

5 DAY | U L U R U D I S C O V E R Y

STATE

ALICE SPRINGS

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: AATMDD

ALICE SPRINGS

7

DAY STOP

T R I P D AT E S

1 APRIL 2017 - 31 MARCH 2018, DEPARTING MONDAYS

1 APRIL 2017 - 31 MARCH 2018, DEPARTING MONDAYS

TOP OPTIONALS

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 4 breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L), 2 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights in lodges, hotels & motels ++ Modern air conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Driver/Guide

++ Scenic flight over the Kakadu / Arnhemland Escarpment ++ Upgrade to boat cruise in Katherine Gorge

++ Sunset & sunrise over Uluru ++ Valley of the Winds walk at Kata-Tjuta ++ Swag under the stars at Kings Creek Station

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 4 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 2 dinners (D) ++ 3 nights in hotels, lodges & cabins, 1 night in a swag ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Driver/Guide

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Skydive over Uluru ++ Hot air balloon ride in Alice Springs ++ Camel ride at Uluru

START MEET AT 7AM IN DARWIN FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN DARWIN

DAY 1 DARWIN TO KAKADU. (D) DAY 2 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. (B) DAY 3 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO KATHERINE. (B, D) DAY 4 KATHERINE GORGE TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK. (B) DAY 5 LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN. (B,L)

START MEET AT 7AM IN ALICE SPRINGS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN ALICE SPRINGS

DAY 1 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU (AYERS ROCK). (D) DAY 2 ULURU, KATA-TJUTA NATIONAL PARK (THE OLGAS). (B) DAY 3 ULURU TO KINGS CANYON. (B,D) DAY 4 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. (B,L) DAY 5 ALICE SPRINGS. (B)

For a detailed itinerary please visit our website. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website. Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $200 Single: $360

5 DAYS FROM

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $152/DAY

STATE

TRIP CODE: AATMUU

++ Canoe in the Katherine Gorge ++ Visit Aboriginal Rock Art sites in Kakadu ++ Litchfield National Park

760

1

T R I P D AT E S

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

$

MEALS

Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $280 Single: $610

5 DAYS FROM

$

680

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $136/DAY

DISCOVERY - AUSTRALIA

DISCOVERY


36

EAST COAST

OUTBACK

EAST COAST - AUSTRALIA

5 DAY | U L T I M A T E S U R F A R I SYDNEY

1 STOP & STAY

BRISBANE

6

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2

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STATES

ALICE SPRINGS

DARWIN

17

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1

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START IN SYDNEY OR BRISBANE

TRIP CODE: AAISSB/AAISBS S TA R T 2 12 23 30 21 28 18 25 1 16 23 13 20 10 17 28 8 15 26 5 12 23 3 10

FINISH

EX. SYD AAISSB - 2017 APR 6 APR G APR 16 APR G APR 27 APR G APR 4 MAY G MAY 25 MAY G MAY 1 JUN G JUN 22 JUN G JUN 29 JUN G JUL 5 JUL G JUL 20 JUL G JUL 27 JUL G AUG 17 AUG G AUG 24 AUG G SEP 14 SEP G SEP 21 SEP G SEP 2 OCT G OCT 12 OCT G OCT 19 OCT G OCT 30 OCT G NOV 9 NOV G NOV 16 NOV G NOV 27 NOV G DEC 7 DEC G DEC 14 DEC G

S TA R T 2 4 7 18 28 4 15 25 4 15 25 18 25 5 16 23 13 20 11 18 8 15 5

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EX. SYD AAISSB - 2018 JAN 6 JAN G JAN 8 JAN G JAN 11 JAN G JAN 22 JAN G JAN 1 FEB G FEB 8 FEB G FEB 19 FEB G FEB 1 MAR G MAR 8 MAR G MAR 19 MAR G MAR 29 MAR G EX. BNE AAISBS - 2017 APR 22 APR G APR 29 APR G MAY 9 MAY G MAY 20 MAY G MAY 27 MAY G JUN 17 JUN G JUN 24 JUN G JUL 15 JUL G JUL 22 JUL G AUG 12 AUG G AUG 19 AUG G SEP 9 SEP G

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Wine tasting experience in the Hunter Valley ++ Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf retreat ++ Visit Byron Bay ++ Springbrook National Park

S TA R T 12 23 3 10 21 31 7 18 28 5 16 26 30 2 23 30 10 20 27 10 20 27

FINISH

SEP 16 SEP G SEP 27 SEP G OCT 7 OCT G OCT 14 OCT G OCT 25 OCT G OCT 4 NOV G NOV 11 NOV G NOV 22 NOV G NOV 2 DEC G DEC 9 DEC G DEC 20 DEC G DEC 30 DEC G DEC 3 JAN G EX. BNE AAISBS - 2018 JAN 6 JAN G JAN 27 JAN G JAN 3 FEB G FEB 14 FEB G FEB 24 FEB G FEB 3 MAR G MAR 14 MAR G MAR 24 MAR G MAR 31 MAR G

G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $130 Single: $210

780

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $156/DAY

++ Sunset at Ubirr ++ Canoe the Katherine Gorge ++ Aboriginal Art Sites in Kakadu National Park ++ Litchfield National Park

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Skydive over Uluru ++ Camel ride in the outback ++ Kangaroo Sanctuary

EX. BRISBANE AAISBS START MEET AT 3PM IN BRISBANE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN SYDNEY

This is a section of the 14 Day Island Suntanner trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

5 DAYS FROM

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

EX. SYDNEY AAISSB START MEET AT 7.30AM IN SYDNEY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 1.30PM IN BRISBANE

DAY 1 SYDNEY TO CRESCENT HEAD. (D) DAY 2 CRESCENT HEAD TO BYRON BAY. (B,L) DAY 3 BYRON BAY. (B) DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO GOLD COAST. (B) DAY 5 GOLD COAST TO BRISBANE. (B)

START IN ALICE SPRINGS OR DARWIN

1 APRIL 2017 - 31 MARCH 2018, STARTING MONDAYS

MORE INCLUSIONS

++ Dolphin kayaking ++ Skydiving ++ Extra surf lessons

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: AARTKD/AARTDK

++ 4 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 1 dinner (D) ++ 4 nights in hotels, lodges & cabins ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS

$

1 STOP & STAY

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 11 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 10 nights in hotels, lodges & cabins, 1 night in a swag ++ Entrance fees to national parks ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle ++ Awesome Driver Guide ++ Internal flight as marked on trip map* EX. ALICE SPRINGS AARTKD START MEET AT 7AM IN ALICE SPRINGS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN DARWIN EX. DARWIN AARTDK START MEET AT 8AM IN DARWIN FINISH APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN ALICE SPRINGS

DAY 1 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU (AYERS ROCK). (D) DAY 2 ULURU. (B) DAY 3 ULURU TO KINGS CANYON. (B,D) DAY 4 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. (B,L) DAY 5 ALICE SPRINGS. (B) DAY 6 ALICE SPRINGS TO DARWIN. (B) DAY 7 DARWIN. (B) DAY 8 DARWIN TO KAKADU. (B,D) DAY 9 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. (B) DAY 10 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO KATHERINE. (B,D) DAY 11 KATHERINE GORGE TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK. (B) DAY 12 LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN. (B,L) For a detailed itinerary please visit our website. Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $420 Single: $700

12 DAYS FROM

2020

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $169/DAY


EAST COAST

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SYDNEY

CAIRNS

23

MEALS

2

EAST COAST - AUSTRALIA

14 DAY | I S L A N D S U N T A N N E R STATES

PHOTO: GREAT BARRIER REEF, QUEENSLAND

START IN SYDNEY OR CAIRNS

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Great Barrier Reef sail/ dive/snorkel ++ Skydive either Cairns or Byron Bay ++ Dolphin kayaking

1 STOP & STAY

DAYS 2-3 CRESCENT HEAD TO BYRON BAY. Try a barrel of a different kind with an early morning surf lesson. Our roadie continues with a traditional BBQ lunch and a cruise past the Big Banana before arriving at our base in Byron. Then, it’s a free day your way. (B,L) (B) DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO GOLD COAST. Leave the blissful buzz of Byron behind you as we head to Springbrook National Park and its major draw card, Natural Bridge. Next, swap the national park for Surfers Paradise. (B) DAY 5 GOLD COAST TO FRASER ISLAND. Next stop: Brisbane. Get your bearings on a walking tour and take a dip at the man-made beach before we catch a ferry bound for the world’s largest sand island. (B,D) DAY 6 FRASER ISLAND. Four-wheel-drive along the beach highway of 75 Mile Beach to mingle with the Pinnacles Coloured Sands, Eli Creek and Maheno Shipwreck before testing out your stand up paddling skills on Lake McKenzie. (B,L) DAY 7 FRASER ISLAND TO MYELLA FARM. Continue to #livelikealocal with a home-cooked meal and cattle station visit. (B,D) DAY 8 MYELLA FARM TO EMU PARK. Embrace your inner jackaroo before heading to Emu Park for the Aboriginal experience of totem history, traditional dancing and boomerang throwing. (B,L,D) DAY 9 EMU PARK TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). Bail out of the bus and board your own private yacht in the beautiful Whitsunday Passage. (B,D) DAY 10 DAYDREAM ISLAND (WHITEHAVEN BEACH). Ready for the blinding white sands of Whitehaven? Keep adrift of your seafaring skills by helping to set the sails as we set course for land and two nights at Daydream Island. (B,L,D) DAY 11 DAYDREAM ISLAND. Appropriately named, Daydream Island has walking tracks, palm trees and

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

2 nights at tropical Daydream Island Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands Whitehaven Beach Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience including Lake MacKenzie ++ Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf retreat ++ Wine tasting experience in the Hunter Valley ++ Aboriginal experience in Emu Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 12 nights in hotels, lodges & cabins, 1 night liveaboard sailing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver EX. SYDNEY AAISSC START MEET AT 7.30AM IN SYDNEY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN CAIRNS EX. CAIRNS AAISCS START MEET AT 9AM IN CAIRNS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN SYDNEY

secluded beaches. Grab a cocktail from the swim up pool bar then make a date with a hammock. (B)

DAY 12 DAYDREAM ISLAND TO CAIRNS. Arriving in Cairns, we’ll show you the sights of the local night markets, and then the night is yours to get out and explore some of Australia’s best nightlife. (B) DAYS 13-14 CAIRNS. The only place in the world nestled between two World Heritage areas. And you’ve got two days to take it all in. Start with an optional reef trip, paddle the rapids of the Tully River or zip line over a crocodile. Yeah, you might want to stay a little longer… (B) (B)

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DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: AAISSC/AAISCS S TA R T 2 12 23 30 21 28 18 25 1 16 23 13 20 10 17 28 8 15 26 5 12 23 3 10 2 4 7 18 28 4 15 25 4 15 25

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EX. SYD AAISSC - 2017 APR 15 APR G APR 25 APR G APR 6 MAY G APR 13 MAY G MAY 3 JUN G MAY 10 JUN G JUN 1 JUL G JUN 8 JUL G JUL 14 JUL G JUL 29 JUL G JUL 5 AUG G AUG 26 AUG G AUG 2 SEP G SEP 23 SEP G SEP 30 SEP G SEP 11 OCT G OCT 21 OCT G OCT 28 OCT G OCT 8 NOV G NOV 18 NOV G NOV 25 NOV G NOV 6 DEC G DEC 16 DEC G DEC 23 DEC G EX. SYD AAISSC - 2018 JAN 15 JAN G JAN 17 JAN G JAN 20 JAN G JAN 31 JAN G JAN 10 FEB G FEB 17 FEB G FEB 28 FEB G FEB 10 MAR G MAR 17 MAR G MAR 28 MAR G MAR 7 APR G

S TA R T 9 16 26 7 14 4 11 2 9 30 6 27 3 14 24 1 12 22 29 9 19 26 7 17 21 24 14 21 1 11 18 1 11 18 29

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EX. CNS AAISCS - 2017 APR 22 APR G APR 29 APR G APR 9 MAY G MAY 20 MAY G MAY 27 MAY G JUN 17 JUN G JUN 24 JUN G JUL 15 JUL G JUL 22 JUL G JUL 12 AUG G AUG 19 AUG G AUG 9 SEP G SEP 16 SEP G SEP 27 SEP G SEP 7 OCT G OCT 14 OCT G OCT 25 OCT G OCT 4 NOV G OCT 11 NOV G NOV 22 NOV G NOV 2 DEC G NOV 9 DEC G DEC 20 DEC G DEC 30 DEC G DEC 3 JAN G DEC 6 JAN G EX. CNS AAISCS - 2018 JAN 27 JAN G JAN 3 FEB G FEB 14 FEB G FEB 24 FEB G FEB 3 MAR G MAR 14 MAR G MAR 24 MAR G MAR 31 MAR G MAR 11 APR G

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2290

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DAY 1 SYDNEY TO CRESCENT HEAD (VIA THE HUNTER VALLEY). Cross Sydney’s iconic ‘coathanger’ as we venture toward the surfing cloud nine of Crescent Head. Before testing the waters, dip your toes into an oak barrel (literally) in the Hunter Valley. (D)


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OUTBACK - AUSTRALIA

14 DAY | D O W N S O U T H & O U T B A C K MELBOURNE

ALICE SPRINGS

21

MEALS

3

STATES

PHOTO: GREAT OCEAN ROAD, VICTORIA

START IN MELBOURNE OR ALICE SPRINGS

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Scenic helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles ++ Day trip to Kangaroo Island ++ Skydive over Uluru

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: AAMRMU/AAMRUM S TA R T

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EX. MEL AAMRMU - 2017 1 APR 14 APR G 29 APR 12 MAY G 27 MAY 9 JUN G 24 JUN 7 JUL G 22 JUL 4 AUG G 19 AUG 1 SEP G 16 SEP 29 SEP G 14 OCT 27 OCT G 11 NOV 24 NOV G 9 DEC 22 DEC G EX. MEL AAMRMU - 2018 6 JAN 19 JAN G 3 FEB 16 FEB G 3 MAR 16 MAR G 31 MAR 13 APR G

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DAY 1 MELBOURNE TO PORT CAMPBELL (GREAT OCEAN ROAD). Get snappy at the 12 Apostles before chilling out tonight with your new trip buddies. (D) DAY 2 PORT CAMPBELL TO GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK. From one natural wonder to another, we’ll explore the 167,000 hectares of The Grampians. (B,D) DAY 3 GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK TO MOUNT GAMBIER. Next up: MacKenzie Falls, the largest waterfall in Victoria. (B) DAY 4 MOUNT GAMBIER TO ADELAIDE. Check out the Blue Lake and Umpherston Sinkhole before kicking onto Adelaide. Then a stop at Wynn’s Coonawarra vineyard. (B) DAY 5 ADELAIDE. Join the optional day trip to the Barossa Valley or if you want to spot wildlife, there’s the day trip to Kangaroo Island. (B) DAY 6 ADELAIDE TO FLINDERS RANGES. On our way to the Clare Valley, we'll stop at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall, before hitting a pub for dinner and a schooner or two. (B,D) DAY 7 FLINDERS RANGES. Take a hike to Wilpena Pound – a natural amphitheatre about three times the size of Uluru. Then to rock art site Arkaroo Rock. (B,L,D)

STARTING FROM $ 111 / D AY

DAY 8 FLINDERS RANGES TO COOBER PEDY. Destination: Coober Pedy. Where locals live in homes carved deep underground to escape the heat. Just like wombats. (B,D) DAY 9 COOBER PEDY TO ALICE SPRINGS. Cross Moon Plain like a fleeing Mad Max or glammed-up Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Just remember to close the gate on 5,614 kms of dingo fence. (B) DAY 10 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU (AYERS ROCK). It's off to Uluru in the afternoon for a guided tour, and a glass of bubbles as the glow of sunset morphs through 50 shades of red. Tonight, it’s BBQ time. (B,D) DAY 11 ULURU, KATA-TJUTA NATIONAL PARK (THE OLGAS). Get your adventure on with an optional scenic flight or Harley ride. (B)

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

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 12 nights in hotels, lodges & hostels, 1 night in a swag ++ Entrance fees to national parks ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle ++ Awesome Driver/Guide EX. MELBOURNE AAMRMU START MEET AT 6.30AM IN MELBOURNE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN DARWIN EX. ALICE SPRINGS AAMRUM START MEET AT 7AM IN ALICE SPRINGS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 7PM IN MELBOURNE

DAY 12 ULURU TO KINGS CANYON. Visit Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) then tonight, we sleep in swags. (B,D) DAY 13 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden makes today bloody bonza (translation: awesome). (B,L) DAY 14 ALICE SPRINGS. Wake up to an optional balloon ride then back on earth venture amongst the stunning Western MacDonnell Ranges. This afternoon it’s back to Alice to explore. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Australia trips please visit our website.


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ALICE SPRINGS

32

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3

ADVENTURE - AUSTRALIA

20 DAY | B E A C H & B U S H STATES

PHOTO: MYELLA FARM, QUEENSLAND

START IN SYDNEY OR ALICE SPRINGS

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Dolphin kayaking ++ Great Barrier Reef day trip ++ Scenic flights

1 STOP & STAY

DAYS 2-3 CRESCENT HEAD TO BYRON BAY. Start with an early morning surf lesson. Then it’s a BBQ lunch and a cruise to Byron. (B,L) (B) DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO GOLD COAST. See the Natural Bridge at Springbrook NP. Then sample the bustling nightlife of Surfers Paradise. (B) DAY 5-6 GOLD COAST TO FRASER ISLAND. We’ll stop in Brisbane for a walking tour before catching the ferry to Fraser Island. (B,D) (B,L) DAY 7 FRASER ISLAND TO MYELLA FARM. Try your hand at whip cracking and lassoing as you embrace your inner jackaroo today. (B,D) DAY 8 MYELLA FARM TO EMU PARK. Get your boots dirty on Myella Farm before heading to Emu Park for a traditional Aboriginal experience. (B,L,D) DAY 9 EMU PARK TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). We’re stepping aboard a private yacht to sail the beautiful Whitsunday Passage. (B,D)

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Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands Whitehaven Beach Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf retreat Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience including Lake MacKenzie Wine tasting and grape stomping in the Hunter Valley Sunrise & sunset at Uluru ”Valley of the Winds” walk at Kata-Tjuta Guided hike of Kings Canyon West MacDonnell Ranges

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 19 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D) ++ 17 nights in hotels, lodges & cabins, 1 night in a swag, 1 night live-aboard sailing ++ Entrance fees to national parks ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicles ++ Awesome Driver/Guide ++ Internal flight as marked on trip map*

TRIP CODE: AAGASU/AAGAUS S TA R T 2 23 30 21 28 18 25 16 23 13 20 10 17 8 15 5 12 3 7 28 4 25 4 25

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EX. SYD AAGASU- 2017 APR 21 APR G APR 12 MAY G APR 19 MAY G MAY 9 JUN G MAY 16 JUN G JUN 7 JUL G JUN 14 JUL G JUL 4 AUG G JUL 11 AUG G AUG 1 SEP G AUG 8 SEP G SEP 29 SEP G SEP 6 OCT G OCT 27 OCT G OCT 3 NOV G NOV 24 NOV G NOV 1 DEC G DEC 22 DEC G EX. SYD AAGASU- 2018 JAN 26 JAN G JAN 16 FEB G FEB 23 FEB G FEB 16 MAR G MAR 23 MAR G MAR 13 APR G

DAYS 10-11 DAYDREAM ISLAND (WHITEHAVEN BEACH). Set course for Whitehaven and snorkel, swim and steer the way to Daydream Island. (B,L,D) (B)

EX SYDNEY AAGASU START MEET AT 7.30AM IN SYDNEY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN ALICE SPRINGS

G = Guaranteed Departure

DAY 12 DAYDREAM ISLAND TO CAIRNS. Welcome to Cairns: The gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the night markets with us then get in on the nightlife. (B)

EX ALICE SPRINGS AAGAUS START MEET AT 7AM IN ALICE SPRINGS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN SYDNEY

20 DAYS FROM

DAYS 13-14 CAIRNS. You’ve got two free days to make the most of Cairns. Bungy and zipline through the Daintree or skydive over the Great Barrier Reef. (B)(B) DAY 15 CAIRNS TO ALICE SPRINGS. Fly to meet up with your NT crew in Alice Springs. (B) DAY 16 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU (AYERS ROCK). After lunch it's off to the breathtaking Uluru for a guided tour, a glass of bubbles and an unforgettable sunset. (B, D) DAY 17 ULURU, KATA-TJUTA NATIONAL PARK (THE OLGAS). Embrace the Dreamtime with art markets and a cultural dance performance. (B)

DAY 18 ULURU TO KINGS CANYON. Get ready for some soul searching as we venture into the heart of sacred Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas). Tonight we sleep under the stars in custom swags. (B,D) DAY 19-20 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. Climb Kings Canyon and venture amongst the stunning Western MacDonnell Ranges before your adventure ends. (B,L) (B) This trip is a combination of the Island Suntanner trip and the Uluru Discovery trip. Please visit our website for more details.

DAY STOP

S TA R T 3 10 1 8 29 5 26 3 24 31 21 28 18 25 16 23 13 20 11 18 8 15 5 12 5 12

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EX. ASP AAGAUS- 2017 APR 22 APR G APR 29 APR G MAY 20 MAY G MAY 27 MAY G MAY 17 JUN G JUN 24 JUN G JUN 15 JUL G JUL 22 JUL G JUL 12 AUG G JUL 19 AUG G AUG 9 SEP G AUG 16 SEP G SEP 7 OCT G SEP 14 OCT G OCT 4 NOV G OCT 11 NOV G NOV 2 DEC G NOV 9 DEC G DEC 30 DEC G DEC 6 JAN G EX. ASP AAGAUS- 2018 JAN 27 JAN G JAN 3 FEB G FEB 24 FEB G FEB 3 MAR G MAR 24 MAR G MAR 31 MAR G

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3170

$

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DAY 1 SYDNEY TO CRESCENT HEAD (VIA THE HUNTER VALLEY). Sipping the Hunter Valley’s finest drops is the perfect way to start, no? Then, head to the surf camp. (D)


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21 DAY | O U T B A C K A D V E N T U R E MELBOURNE

DARWIN

32

MEALS

3

STATES

START IN MELBOURNE OR DARWIN

DAY 5 ADELAIDE. A free day in Adelaide. You could join the optional day trip to the Barossa Valley or spot wildlife on the optional day to Kangaroo Island. (B) DAY 6 ADELAIDE TO FLINDERS RANGES. On our way to the Clare Valley, we'll stop at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall. There is a classic Aussie pub awaiting you tonight. (B,D) DAY 7 FLINDERS RANGES. Think mountains, gorges, creeks and rivers. Today, check out Flinders Ranges National Park. (B,L,D) DAY 8 FLINDERS RANGES TO COOBER PEDY. Heat things up in Coober Pedy, where the locals live underground to escape the heat. (B,D) DAY 9 COOBER PEDY TO ALICE SPRINGS. Drive across Moon Plain like a Mad Max, just remember to close the gate on 5,614 kms of dingo fence. (B) DAY 10 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU (AYERS ROCK). A guided tour of Uluru awaits this afternoon. Then toast your trip buddies with a glass of bubbles as the sun sets. (B,D)

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: AAMRMD/AAMRDM DAY 1 MELBOURNE TO PORT CAMPBELL (GREAT OCEAN ROAD). The Great Ocean Road deserves its name. See why at the 12 Apostles (just don’t worry about the accuracy of the name). (D) DAY 2 PORT CAMPBELL TO GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK. Just the 167,000 hectares of The Grampians to explore today then? Meet the traditional landowners, hear their Dreamtime stories and paint your own story on a boomerang. (B,D)

DAY 3 GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK TO MOUNT GAMBIER. Tonight you’ll sleep in Old Mt. Gambier Gaol. But before that there’s the small matter of seeing the largest waterfall in Victoria – the MacKenzie Falls. (B) DAY 4 MOUNT GAMBIER TO ADELAIDE. See the Blue Lake and Umpherston Sinkhole before heading onto Adelaide. We’ll raise a glass en route at Wynn’s Coonawarra vineyard. (B)

DAY 11 ULURU, KATA-TJUTA NATIONAL PARK (THE OLGAS). If you thought sunset last night was good, just wait until you see sunrise at Uluru. And when you’ve recovered your senses, there’s an optional scenic flight or Harley ride. (B) DAY 12 ULURU TO KINGS CANYON. Visit Kata-Tjuta for the Valley of the Winds, then over to Kings Canyon to sleep in swags under the vast Aussie night sky. (B,D) DAY 13 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal. Get ready to climb. Then find relief in the sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden. (B,L) DAY 14 ALICE SPRINGS. You could just venture amongst the stunning Western MacDonnell Ranges,


DAY 15 ALICE SPRINGS TO DARWIN. Today we’re transferring to Darwin by flight and meeting our Top End Crew in this unique tropical city. (B) DAY 16 DARWIN. You’ve got a day in Darwin to explore before Kakadu tomorrow. (B) DAY 17 DARWIN TO KAKADU. For the next two nights you’ll call Kakadu home. Expect phenomenal wildlife, like-worthy scenery and of course local Indigenous culture. (B,D) DAY 18 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. Along with gorgeous views over the Nardab floodplain, today has Aboriginal Rock Art and a crocodile cruise on the to-do list. (B) DAY 19 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO KATHERINE. Swimmers at the ready, we’re hitting waterfalls and swimming spots today. Tonight, fall in love with the game that is lawn bowls. (B,D) DAY 20 KATHERINE GORGE TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK. Katherine Gorge is well known as a superb canoeing spot, so it’d be rude not to take to the water and paddle. (B) DAY 21 LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN. See waterfalls, pockets of rainforest and beautiful pools before the short hop back to Darwin. This adventure might be winding up. But there’s a whole lotta Oz out there. (B,L) EX. MELBOURNE AAMRMD START MEET AT 6.30AM IN MELBOURNE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN DARWIN EX. DARWIN AAMRDM START MEET AT 8AM IN DARWIN FINISH APPROXIMATELY 7PM IN MELBOURNE

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Great Ocean Road Paint your own souvenir boomerang Grampians walks and MacKenzie Falls Make your own blended wine class Flinders Ranges guided walk Opal mine & town tour Sunrise & sunset at Uluru Walks at Kata-Tjuta Guided hike of Kings Canyon West MacDonnell Ranges Kakadu Aboriginal Rock art sites Kakadu River Cruise Arnhemland (seasonal) Katherine Gorge canoeing (boat cruise in wet season) ++ Litchfield National Park Waterfalls

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 20 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) ++ 19 nights in hotels, lodges & hostels & 1 night in a swag ++ Entrance fees to national parks ++ Modern air-conditioned coach ++ Awesome Driver/Guide ++ Internal Flight as marked on trip map*

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sunset camel tour ++ Kangaroo sanctuary ++ Kakadu scenic flight

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EX. MEL - AAMRMD - 2017 1 APR 21 APR G 29 APR 19 MAY G 27 MAY 16 JUN G 24 JUN 14 JUL G 22 JUL 11 AUG G 19 AUG 8 SEP G 16 SEP 6 OCT G 14 OCT 3 NOV G 11 NOV 1 DEC G 9 DEC 29 DEC G EX. MEL - AAMRMD - 2018 6 JAN 26 JAN G 3 FEB 23 FEB G 3 MAR 23 MAR G 31 MAR 20 APR G

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EX. DRW - AAMRDM - 2017 3 APR 23 APR G 1 MAY 21 MAY G 29 MAY 18 JUN G 26 JUN 16 JUL G 24 JUL 13 AUG G 21 AUG 10 SEP G 18 SEP 8 OCT G 16 OCT 5 NOV G 13 NOV 3 DEC G 11 DEC 31 DEC G EX. DRW - AAMRDM - 2018 8 JAN 28 JAN G 5 FEB 25 FEB G 5 MAR 25 MAR G

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21 DAYS FROM

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$

USD PER PERSON

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STARTING FROM $ 130 / D AY

but when there’s an option to see them from a hot air balloon at sunrise, why wouldn’t you? (B)

PHOTO FROM LEFT (CLOCKWISE): KINGS CANYON | KAKADU | KINGS CANYON | KINGS CANYON | GREAT OCEAN ROAD

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27 DAY | G R A N D A U S S I E SYDNEY

DARWIN

42

MEALS

3

STATES

START IN SYDNEY OR DARWIN

DAY 7 FRASER ISLAND TO MYELLA FARM. Not brought your own whip? Worry not. All equipment will be provided as you embrace your inner jackaroo. (B,D) DAY 8 MYELLA FARM TO EMU PARK. Go walkabout on a real Aussie farm, before enjoying a traditional Aboriginal experience at Emu Park. (B,L,D) DAY 9 EMU PARK TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). Time to board a private yacht to sail the beautiful Whitsunday Passage. (B,D) DAY 10 DAYDREAM ISLAND (WHITEHAVEN BEACH). Set course for Whitehaven, then steer the way to Daydream Island. (B,L,D) DAY 11 DAYDREAM ISLAND. Daydream Island has walking tracks, palm trees, secluded beaches and more. Keep busy or kick back. Your choice. (B) DAY 12 DAYDREAM ISLAND TO CAIRNS. Welcome to Cairns: the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the night markets with us then get in on the nightlife. (B)

1 STOP & STAY

DAYS 13-14 CAIRNS. Hurl yourself from great heights with a bungy cord, zipline through the Daintree or skydive over the Great Barrier Reef. (B) (B)

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: AAGASD/AAGADS DAY 1 SYDNEY TO CRESCENT HEAD (VIA THE HUNTER VALLEY). Get your (grape) stomp on, enjoy a wine tasting, then settle into our surf camp. (D)

DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO GOLD COAST. Take a peek at Natural Bridge before hitting the theme park capital of Australia. (B)

DAY 2 CRESCENT HEAD TO BYRON BAY. Wax on for this morning’s surf lesson and BBQ lunch (great excuse for extra snags). (B,L)

DAY 5 GOLD COAST TO FRASER ISLAND. It’s a stop in Brisbane, before ferrying to Fraser Island (aka paradise). (B,D)

DAY 3 BYRON BAY. The ‘Welcome to Byron Bay’ sign says it all: “Cheer up. Slow down. Chill out”. You’ve got 24 hours to find inner peace. (B)

DAY 6 FRASER ISLAND. From two legs to four wheels. Drive along the beach highway of 75 Mile Beach and see the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie. (B,L)

DAY 15 CAIRNS TO ALICE SPRINGS. Take to the skies heading South West to meet up with your NT outback crew in Alice Springs. (B) DAY 16 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU (AYERS ROCK). After lunch it's off to Uluru to take in that famous rock. Enjoy a guided tour, a glass of bubbles and an unforgettable sunset. (B, D) DAY 17 ULURU, KATA-TJUTA NATIONAL PARK (THE OLGAS). You thought last night’s sunset was cool? Wait for sunrise and a full base walk of this World Heritage site. (B)


TOP OPTIONALS ++ Extra surf Lessons ++ Hot Air Ballooning ++ Great Barrier Reef Day Trip

DAY 19 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. Pack your hiking boots and prepare for a climb with The Kings Canyon Rim walk. (B,L) DAY 20 ALICE SPRINGS. Travel the stunning Western MacDonnell Ranges before heading back to Alice Springs. You’ll earn Outback Adventurer status. (B) DAY 21 ALICE SPRINGS TO DARWIN. Bye Bye Alice, we’re flying to Darwin in search of Crocodile Dundee. (B) DAY 22 DARWIN. A free day in Darwin. What to do? You could chill on Mindil Beach, feast at the food markets or head down to the lively waterfront. (B) DAY 23 DARWIN TO KAKADU. For the next two nights you’ll call the legendary Kakadu home. Expect phenomenal wildlife, Instagram-worthy scenery and of course local Indigenous culture. (B, D) DAY 24 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. Today is about Aboriginal rock art and a lesson on 20,000 years of culture. Then we’ll go croc spotting on a river cruise. (B) DAY 25 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO KATHERINE. Pack your budgie smugglers, we’re hitting waterfalls and swimming spots. Tonight, try your hand at lawn bowls. (B,D) DAY 26 KATHERINE GORGE TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK. The world famous Katherine Gorge is well known as a superb canoeing spot, so that’s exactly what we have lined up. (B) DAY 27 LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN. Our trip ends at the waterfalls and natural pools of

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

Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands Whitehaven Beach Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf retreat Fraser Island 4WD tour including Lake MacKenzie Paint your own souvenir boomerang at an Aboriginal Cultural Centre Sunrise & sunset at Uluru “Valley of the Winds” walk at Kata-Tjuta Guided hike of Kings Canyon West MacDonnell Ranges Wine tasting and grape stomping in the Hunter Valley

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 26 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 24 nights in hotels, lodges & cabins, 1 night in a swag, 1 night live-aboard sailing ++ Entrance fees to national parks ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicles ++ Awesome Driver/Guide ++ Internal flights as marked on trip map*

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Extra surf lessons ++ Hot air ballooning ++ Great Barrier Reef Day Trip

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EX. SYD - AAGASD - 2017 2 APR 28 APR G 23 APR 19 MAY G 30 APR 26 MAY G 21 MAY 16 JUN G 28 MAY 23 JUN G 18 JUN 14 JUL G 25 JUN 21 JUL G 16 JUL 11 AUG G 23 JUL 18 AUG G 13 AUG 8 SEP G 20 AUG 15 SEP G 10 SEP 6 OCT G 17 SEP 13 OCT G 8 OCT 3 NOV G 15 OCT 10 NOV G 5 NOV 1 DEC G 12 NOV 8 DEC G 3 DEC 29 DEC G EX. SYD - AAGASD - 2018 7 JAN 2 FEB G 28 JAN 23 FEB G 4 FEB 2 MAR G 25 FEB 23 MAR G 4 MAR 30 MAR G 25 MAR 20 APR G

FINISH

EX. DRW AAGADS - 2017 3 APR 29 APR G 24 APR 20 MAY G 1 MAY 27 MAY G 22 MAY 17 JUN G 29 MAY 24 JUN G 19 JUN 15 JUL G 26 JUN 22 JUL G 17 JUL 12 AUG G 24 JUL 19 AUG G 14 AUG 9 SEP G 21 AUG 16 SEP G 11 SEP 7 OCT G 18 SEP 14 OCT G 9 OCT 4 NOV G 16 OCT 11 NOV G 6 NOV 2 DEC G 13 NOV 9 DEC G 4 DEC 30 DEC G 11 DEC 6 JAN G EX. DRW AAGADS - 2018 1 JAN 27 JAN G 8 JAN 3 FEB G 29 JAN 24 FEB G 5 FEB 3 MAR G 26 FEB 24 MAR G 5 MAR 31 MAR G 26 MAR 21 APR G

G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $950 Single: $1980

27 DAYS FROM

4560

$

USD PER PERSON

Litchfield National Park, before we wave g’bye and embark on the short hop back to Darwin. (B,L)

EX SYDNEY AAGASD START MEET AT 7.30AM IN SYDNEY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN DARWIN

This is a combination of the Island Suntanner, Uluru Discovery and Top End Discovery trips. Please visit our website for more details.

EX DARWIN AAGADS START MEET AT 8AM IN DARWIN FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN SYDNEY

STARTING FROM $ 169 / D AY

DAY 18 ULURU TO KINGS CANYON. Immerse yourself in the heart of sacred Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) and desert plains. Tonight we sleep under the stars in custom swags. (B,D)

PHOTO FROM LEFT (CLOCKWISE): ALICE SPRINGS | GREAT BARRIER REEF | EMU PARK | MYELLA FARM | FRASER ISLAND

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ADVENTURE

29 DAY | U L T I M A T E A U S S I E A D V E N T U R E SYDNEY

MELBOURNE

46

MEALS

5

STATES

START IN SYDNEY OR MELBOURNE

DAY 8 MYELLA FARM TO EMU PARK. Take a selfie as you pass into the Tropic of Capricorn before heading to Emu Park for a traditional Aboriginal experience. (B,L,D) DAY 9 EMU PARK TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). Hoist the sails! We’re stepping aboard a private yacht to sail the beautiful Whitsunday Passage. (B,D) DAY 10 DAYDREAM ISLAND (WHITEHAVEN BEACH). Shield your eyes from the blinding white sands of Whitehaven, then set course for Daydream Island. (B,L,D) DAY 11 DAYDREAM ISLAND. You + one full day on a tropical island = Bliss. (B) DAY 12 DAYDREAM ISLAND TO CAIRNS. Welcome to Cairns: the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the night markets with us then get in on the nightlife. (B) DAYS 13-14 CAIRNS. You’ve got two free days to make the most of Cairns. Bungy, zipline or snorkel, dive and cruise the Great Barrier Reef. (B) (B)

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 15 CAIRNS TO ALICE SPRINGS. Take to the skies heading South West to meet up with your NT crew in Alice Springs. (B)

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: AAUASM/AAUAMS DAY 1 SYDNEY TO CRESCENT HEAD (VIA THE HUNTER VALLEY). Get your (grape) stomp on, enjoy a wine tasting, then settle into our surf camp. (D) DAY 2 CRESCENT HEAD TO BYRON BAY. Try a barrel of a different kind with an early morning surf lesson. (B,L)

DAY 3 BYRON BAY. The ‘Welcome to Byron Bay’ sign says it all: “Cheer up. Slow down. Chill out.” You’ve got 24 hours to find inner hippy peace. (B)

DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO GOLD COAST. Stop in at Springbrook NP before landing in the glitzy GC. (B) DAY 5 GOLD COAST TO FRASER ISLAND. Say g’day to Brisbane before we catch a ferry bound for Fraser Island. (B,D) DAY 6 FRASER ISLAND. Four-wheel-drive along the highway of 75 Mile Beach and make a splash in the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie. Epic. (B,L) DAY 7 FRASER ISLAND TO MYELLA FARM. Embrace your inner jackaroo and prepare for whip cracking and lassoing at a real Aussie farm. (B,D)

DAY 16 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU (AYERS ROCK). It’s Uluru in the afternoon for a guided tour, a glass of bubbles and an unforgettable sunset. (B, D) DAY 17 ULURU, KATA-TJUTA NATIONAL PARK (THE OLGAS). What’s more amazing than sunset at Uluru? Sunrise. Plus, a full base walk to follow in the footsteps of the traditional owners of this World Heritage site. (B) DAY 18 ULURU TO KINGS CANYON. Venture into the heart of sacred Kata-Tjuta. Tonight we sleep under the stars in custom swags. (B,D)


DAY 20 ALICE SPRINGS. Venture amongst the stunning Western MacDonnell Ranges. (B) DAY 21 ALICE SPRINGS TO COOBER PEDY. Cross Moon Plain and remember to close the gate on 5,614 kms of dingo fence. (B, D) DAY 22 COOBER PEDY TO FLINDERS RANGES. From Coober Pedy where locals live underground to the mountains of the legendary Flinders Ranges. (B,D) DAY 23 FLINDERS RANGES. Today we explore the mother of outback landscapes: mountains, gorges, creeks and rivers at Flinders Ranges. (B,L) DAY 24 FLINDERS RANGES TO ADELAIDE. We'll stop at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall before rolling to a classic Aussie pub. (B) DAY 25 ADELAIDE. A free day to explore Radelaide. Hop to Kangaroo Island or take a trip to the Barossa Valley. (B) DAY 26 ADELAIDE TO MT GAMBIER. We’ll check out the Blue Lake and Umpherston Sinkhole, then a stop at Wynn’s Coonawarra vineyard. (B) DAY 27 MT GAMBIER TO GRAMPIANS. Next up: MacKenzie Falls, the largest waterfall in Victoria and epic sandstone landscapes. (B,D) DAY 28 GRAMPIANS TO PORT CAMPBELL. Meet traditional land owners, paint a boomerang, then see a sunset you’ll want to write home about. (B,D) DAY 29 PORT CAMPBELL TO MELBOURNE. Stop at the 12 Apostles and Bells Beach, before rolling into Melbourne. (B) This is a combination of the Island Suntanner trip and the Down South & Outback trip. Please visit our website for more details.

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience including Lake MacKenzie ++ Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands ++ Whitehaven Beach ++ Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf retreat ++ Sunrise & sunset at Uluru ++ “Valley of the Winds” walk at Kata-Tjuta ++ Paint your own souvenir boomerang ++ Guided hike of Kings Canyon ++ West MacDonnell Ranges ++ 12 Apostles and the Great Ocean Road ++ Grampians National Park ++ Opal Mine & Town tour ++ Wine tasting and grape stomping in the Hunter Valley ++ Wilpena Pound guided walk ++ Wine school and Make Your Own

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 28 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 12 dinners (D) ++ 26 nights in hotels, lodges & cabins, 1 night live-aboard sailing & 1 night in a swag ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver ++ Internal flight as marked on trip map*

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Dolphin kayaking ++ Hot air ballooning ++ Kangaroo Island day trip

S TA R T

S TA R T

FINISH

EX. SYD - AAUASM - 2017 APR 21 MAY G MAY 18 JUN G JUN 16 JUL G JUL 13 AUG G AUG 10 SEP G SEP 8 OCT G OCT 5 NOV G NOV 3 DEC G DEC 31 DEC G EX. SYD - AAUASM - 2018 28 JAN 25 FEB G 25 FEB 25 MAR G 25 MAR 22 APR G

23 21 18 16 13 10 8 5 3

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EX. MEL - AAUAMS - 2017 APR 29 APR G APR 27 MAY G MAY 24 JUN G JUN 22 JUL G JUL 19 AUG G AUG 16 SEP G SEP 14 OCT G OCT 11 NOV G NOV 9 DEC G DEC 6 JAN G EX. MEL - AAUAMS - 2018 6 JAN 3 FEB G 3 FEB 3 MAR G 3 MAR 31 MAR G 31 MAR 28 APR G

1 29 27 24 22 19 16 14 11 9

G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $1060 Single: $2160

29 DAYS FROM

$

4010

USD PER PERSON

EX MELBOURNE AAUAMS START MEET AT 6.30AM IN MELBOURNE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN SYDNEY EX SYDNEY AAUASM START MEET AT 7.30AM IN SYDNEY FINISH MEET AT 6.30AM IN MELBOURNE

STARTING FROM $ 139 / D AY

DAY 19 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal and the most famous canyon in Oz. Get ready for the climb. (B,L)

PHOTO FROM LEFT (CLOCKWISE): FRASER ISLAND | ULURU | WHITSUNDAYS | CAIRNS | SPRINGBROOK NP

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NEW ZEALAND

7 DAY | S O U T H E R N E X P L O R E R CHRISTCHURCH

10

MEALS

1

ISLAND VISITED

PHOTO: LAKE MATHESON, NEW ZEALAND

CHRISTCHURCH

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

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ANGKCO - 2017 APR 15 APR APR 18 APR APR 22 APR APR 25 APR APR 29 APR APR 2 MAY APR 3 MAY MAY 11 MAY MAY 15 MAY MAY 23 MAY MAY 28 MAY MAY 4 JUN MAY 6 JUN JUN 14 JUN JUN 18 JUN JUN 25 JUN JUN 29 JUN JUN 1 JUL JUN 6 JUL JUL 8 JUL JUL 10 JUL JUL 15 JUL JUL 18 JUL JUL 23 JUL JUL 31 JUL JUL 2 AUG AUG 10 AUG AUG 13 AUG AUG 21 AUG AUG 26 AUG AUG 3 SEP AUG 5 SEP SEP 12 SEP SEP 16 SEP SEP 24 SEP SEP 28 SEP SEP 1 OCT SEP 5 OCT OCT 9 OCT

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OCT 10 OCT OCT 13 OCT OCT 17 OCT OCT 22 OCT OCT 30 OCT OCT 6 NOV NOV 10 NOV NOV 13 NOV NOV 14 NOV NOV 18 NOV NOV 22 NOV NOV 27 NOV NOV 5 DEC DEC 11 DEC DEC 16 DEC DEC 18 DEC DEC 20 DEC DEC 27 DEC DEC 2 JAN ANGKCO - 2018 JAN 9 JAN JAN 17 JAN JAN 21 JAN JAN 24 JAN JAN 28 JAN JAN 1 FEB JAN 6 FEB FEB 13 FEB FEB 14 FEB FEB 22 FEB FEB 25 FEB FEB 1 MAR FEB 5 MAR MAR 8 MAR MAR 13 MAR MAR 21 MAR MAR 22 MAR MAR 2 APR MAR 5 APR MAR 6 APR

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STARTING FROM $ 142 / D AY

G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $250 Single: $420

7 DAYS FROM

$

990

USD PER PERSON

DAY 1 CHRISTCHURCH TO FOX GLACIER. The Canterbury Plains make for epic scenery. Stop for whitebait fritters and Pounamu (Jade) pendant shopping. Try to grab a shot of NZ’s two tallest mountain peaks reflected in Lake Matheson. (B,D) DAY 2 FOX GLACIER TO QUEENSTOWN. Hit up NZ's most famous glacier. Strap on some crampons and get an up-close look on an ice walk or heli-hike. Then journey past Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea and feel your pulse start to quicken as we roll into Queenstown. (B) DAYS 3-4 QUEENSTOWN. Queenstown has adrenaline on tap. Get your fix with a bungy jump, a narrow canyon swing, Shotover Jet, or paragliding, hiking, horse riding and the skyline gondola. (B,D) (B) DAY 5 QUEENSTOWN TO MILFORD SOUND. Steady yourself for the otherworldly beauty of the Fjords. The Milford Sound comes complete with seals, dolphins and thundering waterfalls. (B) DAY 6 MILFORD SOUND TO LAKE OHAU. Zig-zag a gold-bearing river on a mountain bike ride through A+ scenery. Think: icy clear pools, an 80m suspension bridge, and ending at the site of the world’s first bungy. Will you jump? (B,D) DAY 7 LAKE OHAU TO CHRISTCHURCH (VIA MT COOK VILLAGE). Visit a monument to the faithful sheep dog and watch the ankle biters in action on a Kiwi farm. We wrap things up here but where will you go next? (B,AT)

This trip is a section of the 18 Day Grand Kiwi trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

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

Stay in Fox Glacier Milford Sound Nature Cruise Lake Matheson Fiordland National Park Kiwi farm experience in Fairlie Arrow River bike trails

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 1 afternoon tea (AT), 3 dinners (D)

++ 5 nights in hotels & lodges, 1 night in hostel ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Helicopter scenic flights ++ Bungy jumping ++ Skydiving START MEET AT 7.15AM IN CHRISTCHURCH FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6.30PM IN CHRISTCHURCH


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AUCKLAND

WELLINGTON

9

MEALS

1

NEW ZEALAND

7 DAY | N O R T H E R N E X P L O R E R ISLAND VISITED

PHOTO: REDWOODS, ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND

START IN AUCKLAND OR WELLINGTON

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 2 BAY OF ISLANDS. Ride down 80-100 metre dunes as many times as your legs can carry you back up. Or grab a kayak and paddle under the Haruru Falls. We’re having fish and chips for dinner so good thing you did all that exercise. (B,D) DAY 3 BAY OF ISLANDS TO AUCKLAND. We'll make a pit stop to walk to the Whangarei falls on our way back to Auckland. Tonight Maori learn the Haka, watch the ladies; Poi dance and polish off a traditional Maori dinner. (B,D) DAY 4 ROTORUA. Muddy yourself in the bubbling, sulphur-soaked town of Rotorua. If you’re starting to resemble a muddy prune, flush out the mud while rafting over the waterfalls. (B) DAY 5 ROTORUA TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. After enjoying the geothermal activity of Rotorua, the brave can jump off a bridge as we pass by the largest lake in New Zealand. (B,D) DAY 6 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Take on what’s often described as the most epic hike in NZ. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing will quickly top your list of favourites (if you don't mind heights and the odd dormant lava chamber). (B) DAY 7 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON. Wellington has more bars and restaurants per capita than New York and is known for its craft beer. The perfect way to bid your trip mates goodbye after exploring Te Papa Museum’s six levels of awesome. (B) This trip is a section of the 18 Day Grand Kiwi trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

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

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

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 5 nights in hotels & lodges, 1 night in a traditional Maori Marae ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Rock the Boat island tour ++ Hobbiton tour ++ Tongariro Alpine Crossing hike EX. AUCKLAND ANGKAW START MEET AT 11.30AM IN AUCKLAND FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5.30PM IN WELLINGTON EX. WELLINGTON ANGKWA START MEET AT 8.30AM IN WELLINGTON FINISH APPROXIMATELY 11.30AM IN AUCKLAND

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ANGKAW/ANGKWA S TA R T

FINISH

EX. AKL ANGKAW - 2017 8 APR 14 APR G 16 APR 22 APR G 28 APR 4 MAY G 11 MAY 17 MAY G 20 MAY 26 MAY G 1 JUN 7 JUN G 12 JUN 18 JUN G 23 JUN 29 JUN G 6 JUL 12 JUL G 16 JUL 22 JUL G 27 JUL 2 AUG G 9 AUG 15 AUG G 19 AUG 25 AUG G 30 AUG 5 SEP G 14 SEP 20 SEP G 23 SEP 29 SEP G 5 OCT 11 OCT G 20 OCT 26 OCT G 24 OCT 30 OCT G 28 OCT 3 NOV G 10 NOV 16 NOV G 24 NOV 30 NOV G 29 NOV 5 DEC G 3 DEC 9 DEC G 16 DEC 22 DEC G EX. AKL ANGKAW - 2018 4 JAN 10 JAN G 7 JAN 13 JAN G 20 JAN 26 JAN G 28 JAN 3 FEB G 8 FEB 14 FEB G 12 FEB 18 FEB G 24 FEB 2 MAR G 5 MAR 11 MAR G 16 MAR 22 MAR G 19 MAR 25 MAR G

S TA R T

FINISH

EX. WLG ANGKWA - 2017 23 APR 29 APR G 7 MAY 13 MAY G 16 MAY 22 MAY G 28 MAY 3 JUN G 9 JUN 15 JUN G 19 JUN 25 JUN G 30 JUN 6 JUL G 11 JUL 17 JUL G 23 JUL 29 JUL G 5 AUG 11 AUG G 15 AUG 21 AUG G 26 AUG 1 SEP G 8 SEP 14 SEP G 17 SEP 23 SEP G 29 SEP 5 OCT G 14 OCT 20 OCT G 18 OCT 24 OCT G 22 OCT 28 OCT G 4 NOV 10 NOV G 18 NOV 24 NOV G 23 NOV 29 NOV G 27 NOV 3 DEC G 10 DEC 16 DEC G 23 DEC 29 DEC G EX. WLG ANGKWA - 2018 1 JAN 7 JAN G 14 JAN 20 JAN G 22 JAN 28 JAN G 2 FEB 8 FEB G 6 FEB 12 FEB G 18 FEB 24 FEB G 27 FEB 5 MAR G 10 MAR 16 MAR G 13 MAR 19 MAR G 26 MAR 1 APR G

G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $250 Single: $530

7 DAYS FROM

940

$

USD PER PERSON

STARTING FROM $ 135 / D AY

DAY 1 AUCKLAND TO BAY OF ISLANDS. James Cook named our first stop the ‘Bay of Islands’. Well, you know what to expect. Seeing all 144 islands might take a while, so grab the optional ‘Rock the Boat’ island tour.


18 DAY | G R A N D K I W I AUCKLAND

CHRISTCHURCH

24

MEALS

2

ISLANDS VISITED

OPTIONAL

ROCK THE BOAT ISLAND TOUR

Grab the optional 'Rock the Boat' island tour for 24 solid hours cruising and snorkelling the archipelago. Instagram your first Pacific sunset then have your mind blown by the southern night sky. You could get used to this.

START IN AUCKLAND OR CHRISTCHURCH

DAY 1 AUCKLAND TO PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS. Step into a Jurassic park adventure 130 million years in the making. Become a tree hugging hippie as you wrap your arms around NZ’s botanical elder, the Kauri tree. Rock the boat on an optional overnight houseboat trip. DAY 2 PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS. The Bay of Islands is big on numbers: 144 islands, 90 miles of beach in one stretch, and 100-metre high Te Paki sand dunes ready for some serious sandboarding action. (B,D) DAY 3 BAY OF ISLANDS TO ROTORUA (MARAE STAY). We’ll make a pit stop to walk to the Whangarei falls, then learn the tongue-thrusting Haka and polish off a traditional maori dinner. (B,D) DAY 4 ROTORUA. Mud, Middle Earth and massages are the order of the day in the bubbling, gurgling and sulphur-soaked town of Rotorua. (B) DAY 5 ROTORUA TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Next up: Lake Taupo and a chance for a Bungy over the river, some natural hot pools, before heading to the hills of Tongariro National Park. (B,D) DAY 6 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Lace up your boots and get ready to tramp the lunar landscape of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing – home to two active volcanoes – or save your feet and take to wheels or skis.(B) DAY 7 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON. From hiking over lava to readjusting to city life, today we thaw out in Wellington. (B)

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ANGKBC/ANGKCB

DAY 8 WELLINGTON TO NELSON. Ferry into the arms of the world’s best Sauv Blanc on the banks of the Marlborough Sounds and enjoy a private tasting in a family-owned vineyard. (B) DAY 9 NELSON. Dense forest, snow capped mountains and the epic Abel Tasman National Park.

Kayak with seals, go horse riding or jump out of a plane. You’ve got the whole day to explore. (B,D)

DAY 10 NELSON TO KAIKOURA. More wine you say? Okay. Today we’ll stop at our secret Marlborough Winery for some famous NZ wine tastings. Then it’s down the coast to spy New Zealand fur seals at Ohau Point. (B) DAY 11 KAIKOURA TO CHRISTCHURCH. Make some marine mates and brace yourself for the triple threat of dolphin swimming, seal swimming or whale watching. Then on to Christchurch. (B) DAY 12 CHRISTCHURCH TO FOX GLACIER. The Canterbury Plains make for epic scenery. Stop for whitebait fritters and Pounamu (Jade) pendant shopping. Try to grab a shot of NZ’s two tallest mountain peaks reflected in Lake Matheson. (B,D) DAY 13 FOX GLACIER TO QUEENSTOWN. Hit up NZ's most famous glacier. Strap on some crampons and get an up-close look on an ice walk or heli-hike. Then journey past Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea and feel your pulse start to quicken as we roll into Queenstown. (B) DAYS 14-15 QUEENSTOWN. Queenstown has adrenaline on tap. Get your fix with a bungy jump, a narrow canyon swing, Shotover Jet, or paragliding, hiking, horse riding and the skyline gondola. (B,D) (B) DAY 16 QUEENSTOWN TO MILFORD SOUND. Steady yourself for the otherworldly beauty of the Fjords. The Milford Sound comes complete with seals, dolphins and thundering waterfalls. (B) DAY 17 MILFORD SOUND TO LAKE OHAU. Zig-zag a gold-bearing river on a mountain bike ride through A+ scenery. Think: icy clear pools, an 80m suspension bridge, and ending at the site of the world’s first bungy. Will you jump? (B,D)


For more awesome Topdeck New Zealand trips please visit our website.

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

Overnight in a traditional Maori Marae Kapa Haka performance Traditional Kiwi lamb roast dinner with pavlova Tongariro National Park & Lake Taupo Wine tasting in Marlborough Kaikoura Peninsula & marine life Stay in Fox Glacier Milford Sound experience Arrow River bike trails Kiwi farm experience in Fairlie

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 16 breakfasts (B), 1 afternoon tea (AT), 7 dinners (D) ++ 15 nights in hotels, motels & lodges, 1 night in a hostel & 1 night in traditional Maori Marae ++ Cook Strait ferry crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Rock the Boat island tour ++ Hobbiton tour ++ Dolphin swimming EX. AUCKLAND ANGKBC START MEET AT 11.30AM IN AUCKLAND FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6.30PM IN CHRISTCHURCH EX. CHRISTCHURCH ANGKCB START MEET AT 7AM IN CHRISTCHURCH FINISH APPROXIMATELY 11.30AM IN AUCKLAND

S TA R T 8 16 28 11 20 1 12 23 6 16 27 9 19 30 14 23 5 20 24 28 10 24 29 3 16 4 7 20 28 8 12 24 5 16 19

FINISH

EX.AKL ANGKBC - 2017 APR 25 APR G APR 3 MAY G APR 15 MAY G MAY 28 MAY G MAY 6 JUN G JUN 18 JUN G JUN 29 JUN G JUN 10 JUL G JUL 23 JUL G JUL 2 AUG G JUL 13 AUG G AUG 26 AUG G AUG 5 SEP G AUG 16 SEP G SEP 1 OCT G SEP 10 OCT G OCT 22 OCT G OCT 6 NOV G OCT 10 NOV G OCT 14 NOV G NOV 27 NOV G NOV 11 DEC G NOV 16 DEC G DEC 20 DEC G DEC 2 JAN G EX.AKL ANGKBC - 2018 JAN 21 JAN G JAN 24 JAN G JAN 6 FEB G JAN 14 FEB G FEB 25 FEB G FEB 1 MAR G FEB 13 MAR G MAR 22 MAR G MAR 2 APR G MAR 5 APR G

S TA R T 12 26 5 17 29 8 19 30 12 25 4 15 28 6 18 3 7 11 24 7 12 16 29 12 21 3 11 22 26 7 16 27 2 15

FINISH

EX.CHC ANGKCB - 2017 APR 29 APR G APR 13 MAY G MAY 22 MAY G MAY 3 JUN G MAY 15 JUN G JUN 25 JUN G JUN 6 JUL G JUN 17 JUL G JUL 29 JUL G JUL 11 AUG G AUG 21 AUG G AUG 1 SEP G AUG 14 SEP G SEP 23 SEP G SEP 5 OCT G OCT 20 OCT G OCT 24 OCT G OCT 28 OCT G OCT 10 NOV G NOV 24 NOV G NOV 29 NOV G NOV 3 DEC G NOV 16 DEC G DEC 29 DEC G DEC 7 JAN G EX.CHC ANGKCB - 2018 JAN 20 JAN G JAN 28 JAN G JAN 8 FEB G JAN 12 FEB G FEB 24 FEB G FEB 5 MAR G FEB 16 MAR G MAR 19 MAR G MAR 1 APR G

G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $600 Single: $1210

18 DAYS FROM

2610

$

USD PER PERSON

STARTING FROM $ 145 / D AY

DAY 18 LAKE OHAU TO CHRISTCHURCH (VIA MT COOK VILLAGE). Visit a monument to the faithful sheep dog and watch the ankle biters in action on a Kiwi farm. We wrap things up here but where will you go next? (B,AT)

PHOTO FROM LEFT (CLOCKWISE): FOX GLACIER | FAIRLIE | QUEENSTOWN | KAIKOURA | QUEENSTOWN

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e p o r u E Hotel

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

ROOM T YPES SINGLE/TWIN/DOUBLE

ACCOMMODATION +3 STAR HOTELS

Explorer

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

ACCOMMODATION +3 STAR HOTELS

ROOM T YPES SINGLE/TWIN/DOUBLE

Hostel Plus

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

ACCOMMODATION HOSTELS/BUNGALOWS/HOTELS

ROOM T YPES MULTI-SHARE

Camp ing Our Camping trips may be the most affordable way to see Europe, but don't think you’re slumming it: from deluxe European campsites to an on-road Chef, this is camping – Topdeck style. Keep your eyes peeled for hostel upgrades along the way. How luxe!

ACCOMMODATION CAMPSITES COLOSSEUM, ROME

ROOM T YPES TWIN-SHARE TENTS


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

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7 DAY | TAPAS TRAIL

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9 DAY | COASTAL TRAIL

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10 DAY | ROMAN ROAD

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11 DAY | PAPARAZZI PARADE

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12 DAY | ESSENTIAL EUROPE

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18 DAY | EUROPEAN ODYSSEY

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10 DAY | GREEK ISLAND HOPPER 58 12 DAY | TURKEY EXPLORED

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13 DAY | BRAVO ITALIA

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14 DAY | SPANISH FIESTA

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14 DAY | BRITAIN & IRELAND

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15 DAY | BALKAN EXPLORER

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8 DAY | PORTUGAL SURFARI

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8 DAY | VODKA & CAVIAR

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9 DAY | BOULEVARDS TO BEACHES

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9 DAY | TOWER TO TAPAS

67

9 DAY | NORTHERN SPRINT

67

10 DAY | SCANDI EXPRESS

68

10 DAY | TRAIL OF COLUMBUS

68

11 DAY | THE MED RUNNER

69

11 DAY | EUROPE EXPRESS

70

13 DAY | ROMAN CHARIOT

71

14 DAY | EUROPEAN WONDER

72

15 DAY | CLASSIC EUROPE

73

16 DAY | GAUDI & GLITZ

74

16 DAY | EASTERN EXPRESS

75

17 DAY | THE COASTAL ROAM

76

17 DAY | EUROPEAN PATHWAY

77

20 DAY | EUROPEAN GETAWAY

78

21 DAY | IBERIAN VOYAGER

80

23 DAY | RUSSIA SCANDI

82

24 DAY | EASTERN EXPLORE

83

24 DAY | SPIRIT OF EUROPE

84

27 DAY | SUMMER FUN & SAILING

86

26 DAY | EUROPE INSPIRED

88

28 DAY | EUROPEAN PARADISO

90

34 DAY | EUROPEAN ADVENTURE

92

7 DAY | POSEIDON'S PATHWAY

94

7 DAY | ISLAND SUNCHASER

95

8 DAY | CROATIAN RIVIERA

98

8 DAY | ADRIATIC SUNSETS

99

8 DAY | BLUE LAGOONS

100

4 DAY | BRAUMEISTER

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20 DAY | DISCOVER WINTER

103

8 DAY | SKI AUSTRIA

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11 DAY | WINTER EXPRESS

105

15 DAY | ROAD TO MARRAKECH

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18 DAY | WINTER GETAWAY

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24 DAY | WINTER SPIRIT

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109


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LONDON

4

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9

MEALS

WI-FI

PHOTO: BERLIN, GERMANY

START IN LONDON OR PARIS

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FINISH

S TA R T

2017 19

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25

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9

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TRIP PRICE OF $1050 TRIP PRICE OF $1175 TRIP PRICE OF $1295 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from $295 TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

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1050

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

DAY 1 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Disney-inspiring church spires are Prague's way of welcoming weary travellers. Fuel up on trdelník (pastry deliciousness) before meeting your Trip Leader for a walking tour amongst the spires and cobblestone streets. (D) DAY 2 PRAGUE. Free day for the win. Channel your inner bohemian and seek out the John Lennon memorial wall, then soak up some more Czech history at the National or Communist Museum or wet your lips at an optional beer tasting. (B) DAY 3 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Get acquainted with 800 year-old Dresden and ogle the Frauenkirche before making your beard all the more ironic in Berlin. Prep yourself for currywurst, absinthe and more hipsters per capita than anywhere else. (B,D) DAY 4 BERLIN. Today, take an optional Third Reich walking tour for some local insight into what the city was like under Nazi rule during World War II. Tonight: hit the hotspots on an optional nightlife tour. (B) DAY 5 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Cheese lovers, rejoice. Your next stop is a local Dutch farm to see how cheddar (and clogs) gets made. Next: Amsterdam, mayo-dipped fries and red lights. Get your bearings on a walking tour of the vibrant capital and see the Dam Square, Royal Palace and National Monument. (B) DAY 6 AMSTERDAM. Join the 881,000 bicycles and get local on an optional city bike tour of Amsterdam's iconic canals, bridges and parks. Still thirsty for more? Check out the Heineken Experience for an interactive visit and tasting at the brewery. Top it off with a dinner cruise on the canal. (B,D) DAY 7 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Prepare for teary farewells – we’re back on the coach and headed for the big smoke of London town. Round two, anyone? (B) This is a section of a the 18 Day European Odyssey trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

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

Dinner at Hofbräuhaus, Berlin Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

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

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam ++ Beer tasting in Prague START MEET AT 5PM IN PRAGUE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON


7 DAY | T A P A S T R A I L LONDON

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

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This is a section of 33 Day Discover Europe trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

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

TRIP PRICE OF $1315

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STARTING FROM $178/DAY

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double) ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

This is a section of 17 Day Mediterranean Horizons trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

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DAY 1 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. DAY 2 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. (B,D) DAY 3 SARAJEVO TO HVAR, CROATIA. (B,D) DAY 4 HVAR. (B) DAY 5 HVAR TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. (B) DAY 6 LJUBLJANA TO VENICE, ITALY. (B,D) DAY 7 VENICE. (B) DAY 8 VENICE TO FLORENCE. (B,D) DAY 9 FLORENCE TO ROME. (B)

TRIP PRICE OF $1245

Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from $310

FINISH

14

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

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

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D) DAY 2 PARIS. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. (B,D) DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO CARCASSONNE. (B) DAY 5 CARCASSONNE TO BARCELONA, SPAIN VIA ANDORRA. (B,D) DAY 6 BARCELONA. (B) DAY 7 BARCELONA. (B)

DAY STOP

TRIP PRICE OF $1460

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9 DAYS FROM

1390

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STARTING FROM $155/DAY

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

1 STOP & STAY

LONDON

13

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13

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5

COUNTRIES

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

8

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This is a section of 33 Day Discover Europe trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

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26

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

DAYS 1-2 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. (D) (B) DAY 3 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. (B) DAY 4 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. (B,D) DAY 5 PRAGUE. (B) DAY 6 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. (B,D) DAY 7 BERLIN. (B) DAY 8 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B) DAY 9 AMSTERDAM. (B,D) DAY 10 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B)

FINISH 2017

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

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

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). (D) DAYS 2-3 PARIS. (B) (B) DAY 4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS. (B) DAY 6 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. (B,D) DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA. (B) DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. (B,D) DAY 9 FLORENCE TO ROME. (B) DAY 10 ROME. (B) This is a section of 23 Day Europe Uncovered trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

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TRIP PRICE OF $1675

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1535

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1675

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STARTING FROM $168/DAY


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15

MEALS

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COUNTRIES

WI-FI

PHOTO: BARCELONA, SPAIN

BARCELONA

HOTEL - EUROPE

11 DAY | P A P A R A Z Z I P A R A D E

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 2 BARCELONA. Sun, Gaudí and sangrias. Check out the architecture at Park Güell, go shopping or just indulge in patatas bravas. (B) DAY 3 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Time for celebrity spotting and a Mediterranean chillout session. (B,D) DAY 4 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Bring your paparazzi posse to the beach or just chill out under the Mediterranean sun. More glitz tonight as we hit Monaco and the Monte Carlo casinos. (B) DAYS 5-6 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. You’ll want full battery to capture the scenery happening outside your window today. Next stop: Engelberg. (B,D) (B)

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

MORE INCLUSIONS

TRIP CODE: EHDEBR S TA R T

DAY 9 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Today we roll on, but not before nabbing THAT shot of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. After you’ve posed ‘til your heart’s content, we’ll make tracks to Florence. (B,D) DAY 10 FLORENCE TO ROME. Discover why Florence is often called an open air museum. Rome next for a walking tour to make a solid dent in that bucket list of yours. (B) DAY 11 ROME. A morning visit to Vatican City and the chance to see the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Then it’s a wrap. (B) This is a section of 33 Day Discover Europe trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

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

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

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TRIP PRICE OF $1970 TRIP PRICE OF $2065

DAY 7 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Channel Romeo and Juliet and leave your message of lurrrve on the wall at Verona, before we hit The Floating City. (B,D) DAY 8 VENICE. A day to get lost in the floating (sinking) city. Check out St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the nearby Bridge of Sighs. Then jump on a gondola and do the canals in style. (B)

DAY STOP

TRIP PRICE OF $2160 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from $495 TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

11 DAYS FROM

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1970

USD PER PERSON

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STARTING FROM $ 180 / D AY

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


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15

MEALS

6

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

PHOTO: SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND

LONDON

1 STOP & STAY

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

TRIP CODE: EHWELL S TA R T

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

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$

1890

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DAY 2 AMSTERDAM. Your day, your way. Visit the Anne Frank House, pose in front of the ‘i amsterdam’ sign or do as the locals do on an optional bike tour. (B) DAY 3 AMSTERDAM TO RHINE VALLEY, GERMANY. Crick your neck taking in the views. This afternoon is all about adrenaline and relaxation. Get active or explore the village, it’s your call. (B,D) DAY 4 RHINE VALLEY TO MUNICH. This is the home of Oktoberfest and BMW so you know what to do. If you can’t afford a beamer, grab a stein. Why not seal the deal with a traditional pork knuckle at one of Munich’s famous beer halls? Make like a local. Prost! (B) DAY 5 MUNICH TO VENICE, ITALY. You know it as the floating city, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). Get lost in a maze of bridges, canals and gelato. We’ll hook you up with a gondola. Then go local with prosecco and peach puree, the Bellini was born here. (B) DAY 6 VENICE TO ROME. Down that espresso. Today we make a solid dent in your bucket list. Think Spanish Steps, Pantheon, the Roman Forum and Colosseum. Tonight’s carbs are guilt free. (B) DAY 7 ROME. You won’t be fighting lions today, but that’s okay. Pay a visit to the Pope and check out the 360-degree views from the Basilica. Don’t miss the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. With us, you skip the lines. (B) DAY 8 ROME TO FLORENCE. Florence is a hat trick of great shopping, renaissance art and steak Florentine. Shop, eat, shop, eat, explore then eat again. (B,D) DAY 9 FLORENCE TO LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND. Prepare for more #epicviews as we head to the lakeside town Lucerne. Check out the famous Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, Glacier Gardens and Hofkirche on a guided tour. (B) DAY 10 LUCERNE TO PARIS, FRANCE. There are only two places in the world you can be happy: at home

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

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

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

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

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

and in Paris. Ease yourself in with our city driving tour ticking off your whole Pinterest collection of OMG must-go-there spots. (B) DAY 11 PARIS. A day to channel your inner Parisian. Hang out with the local creatives along the river and check out the Notre Dame. Finish off with a gourmet picnic under the Eiffel Tower and maybe check out a cabaret show in the Latin Quarter. (B,D) DAY 12 PARIS TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Pack some macarons for the trip back home, or just, you know, keep travelling forever. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit our website.


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25

MEALS

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COUNTRIES

WI-FI

PHOTO: PARIS, FRANCE

LONDON

HOTEL - EUROPE

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

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Austrian Alps skydiving ++ Traditional Paris cabaret show

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 2 PARIS. With a free day in Paris there’s almost too much to do. If you need a hand, we’ve got a bike tour, Seine cruise or cabaret.(B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. No rest for the wicked as we head across the Swiss border to the village of Engelberg. (B,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Take in the mountain air by foot, bike or goat (if you can get them to stand still long enough). (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Shimmy past Pisa then straight to Tuscany to eat, sleep, repeat in the foodie capital. Two words: Florentine steak. (B) DAY 6 FLORENCE. The hills of Tuscany are known for two things: tomatoes and Chianti. Kick back at a winery today for a course of homegrown grapes. (B,D) DAY 7 FLORENCE TO ROME. This city is more than food, wine and gluttony. Work off those calories on a guided tour. (B) DAY 8 ROME. Visit the Vatican, then visit the Via del Corso, the straightest street among winding alleyways. (B) DAY 9 ROME TO VENICE. Sing a romantic ballad under Juliet’s balcony in Verona. Next stop: Venice. (B,D) DAY 10 VENICE. A full day in Venice. Check out St Mark’s Basilica and the nearby Bridge of Sighs. Next: jump on a gondola and ride in style. (B) DAY 11 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS, AUSTRIA. Grab your #gopro. Chase adrenaline with a skydive. (B,D) DAY 12 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Visit the former concentration camp Mauthausen. Then on to Prague for a guided tour. (B,D) DAY 13 PRAGUE. Ah Prague, so pretty. Don’t miss the quirky museums. (B) DAY 14 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Let Dresden flash its 800-year-old history before we hit the German capital. (B,D)

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

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

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TRIP CODE: EHEVLL S TA R T

DAY 15 BERLIN. Start your day with an optional history lesson at the Berlin Wall. Then strap on your dancing shoes —tonight we party. (B) DAY 16 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. To Amsterdam, famous for liberal attitudes and vintage shopping. Thirty-two markets and 6,159 shops should keep you busy. (B) DAY 17 AMSTERDAM. Discover Amsterdam as you wish. Tonight we go out in style with a farewell canal dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 18 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Head back to London for hugs and sad goodbyes. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit our website.

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Pinch yourself and Instagram your first selfie. Your friends will secretly hate you, but you have other things on your mind as we tour Paris and picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D)


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

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DAY 9-10 SANTORINI TO ATHENS. Love and leave Santorini for Athens. Our Greek odyssey ends after breakfast, but we won’t blame you for sticking around. (B) (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit our website.

9 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 9 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double) Transfers to and from ferry ports and hotels Island ferry transfers Smaller group size Local Trip Leader

++ Day trip to Delos Island ++ View the sunset at Oia

DAY 7 PAROS TO SANTORINI. Back on the ferry and on to Santorini. Punch “sunset over Oia” into the Google search bar—a picture says more than a thousand words. DAY 8 SANTORINI. Goggle at blue-domed churches, rustic windmills and the whitewashed houses that hug the rocky cliffs like feta cheese fields. You could also take a boat trip out to the volcanic crater. Then finish with a dinner overlooking the caldera. #bestdayever. (B,D)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DAY 12 ISTANBUL. You can never have enough baklava. Eat yourself into a food coma this morning, we’re out of here after breakfast. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit our website.

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


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DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. Buongiorno, Italia! Kick off your expedition with the Roman Forum and the Spanish Steps then get down with emperors and gladiators at the Colosseum. (D)

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

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Tuscan winery tour & al fresco dinner Explore Cinque Terre with a train day pass Gondola ride in Venice Local guides in Assisi, Siena, Florence & Lucca Welcome & farewell dinner in Rome

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

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Pompeii visit ++ Day trip to Isle of Capri START MEET AT 3PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN ROME

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

DAY 11 VENICE. A full day to get lost in Venice. Check out St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the nearby Bridge of Sighs. But first, jump on a gondola and do the canals in style. (B) DAY 12 VENICE TO ROME. Travel south to the volcanic city Orvieto, famous for its food, wine and dramatic location before we hit Rome for a farewell dinner. (B,D) DAY 13 ROME. Say arrivederci to your trip mates— we’re rolling out after breakfast. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit our website.


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

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DAY 2 MADRID. Fiesta or siesta? The choice is yours as we hand you over to the Spanish capital. Don’t miss the Prado Museum, the botanical gardens and the home of Real Madrid FC. (B) DAY 3 MADRID TO SEVILLE. Off to Seville, the city that was supposedly founded by Hercules 3000 years ago. But first: Toledo, the old Spanish capital to tick off another UNESCO World Heritage site. (B,D) DAY 4 SEVILLE. Your day, your way. Wander the streets or crane your neck through the corridors of Alcázar. Tonight is all about small bites – Seville’s tapas is famous for a reason. (B) DAY 5 SEVILLE TO GRANADA. Pit stop in Cordoba for a dose of Islamic culture. Granada next. Get your bearings on a walking tour before cutting loose in the young university town. (B,D) DAY 6 GRANADA. Cross off one of the world’s ‘mustdo before you die sights’ with a visit to Alhambra today, a place so gorgeous, poets have been describing it for centuries. (B) DAY 7 GRANADA TO VALENCIA. Off to Valencia for a tour of the Old Quarter. This is also the home of paella so hunt some down while you have the chance. Then dinner. (B,D) DAY 8-9 VALENCIA TO IBIZA. From beach parties to boat parties, this island is a living legend for a reason. Also home to epic sunsets, tapas and a number of World Heritage sites. Eat, sleep, rave, repeat. (B) (B,D) DAY 10 IBIZA TO BARCELONA. Swap your flip flops for flamenco shoes as we fly back to the mainland. Get your fill of Art Nouveau on a driving tour, feast and gear up for Spain’s most notorious nightlife scene. (B,D) DAY 11 BARCELONA. Pull on your favourite Barça shirt and get your Gaudí fix. La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and Park Güell. They’re all here. Finish off the

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

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

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DAY 1 MADRID, SPAIN. Meet your new amigos and set your clock to Spanish time. Kick things off with a driving tour and get a lay of the land. (D)


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14 DAY | B R I T A I N & I R E L A N D LONDON

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DAY 2 YORK TO EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. Hadrian’s Wall marks the Romans’ furthest northern outpost as we travel to Edinburgh. Then: try haggis. (B,D) DAYS 3-4 EDINBURGH. A walking tour to get your bearings. See the Castle, Princes Street and the Royal Mile. On your free day, hit up the Port of Leith for a cool, contemporary Edinburgh. (B) (B) DAY 5 EDINBURGH TO GLASGOW. Today starts with the ‘water of life’ (aka whisky). Cue optional distillery tour. Tonight’s about meeting the locals. Merchant City for sophisticated cool, Ashton Lane for a laidback feel. (B) DAY 6 GLASGOW TO BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND. We’re off to the Cathedral Quarter for street art and murals coupled with cool venues the locals don’t want you to know about. (B,D) DAY 7 BELFAST TO GALWAY, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND. Play a giant’s game of hopscotch as we visit the famous causeway then onto Derry. Next up: Galway for a vibrant culture and bohemian vibes. (B)

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

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

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

DAY 8 GALWAY. Check out Wolfe Tones Bridge and the Spanish Arch. Make sure you visit the main street too – local shops and cool cafés kill the town’s sleepy reputation. (B)

DAY 12 DUBLIN TO NORTH WALES, WALES BACK ON THE SEA AND OVER TO WALES. We’re mixing it up again with a stop in rural North Wales. (B)

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DAY 10 KILLARNEY TO DUBLIN. Kiss the Blarney Stone and legend has it you’ll be gifted with ‘Gift of the Gab’. And then the (dare we say) main event as we arrive into Dublin tonight. (B)

DAY 13 NORTH WALES TO CARDIFF. Ymlaen! We’re off to Cardiff to find out exactly why so many English students choose to study there. Don’t get too upset over farewell dinner. (B,D)

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14 DAYS FROM

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

2540

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

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

DAY 14 CARDIFF TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Bath’s regal streets first before channelling our inner spiritualist with a stop-off at Stonehenge en route to London to say goodbye. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit our website.


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BUDAPEST

19

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6

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WI-FI

PHOTO: BELGRADE, SERBIA

BUDAPEST

EXPLORER - EUROPE

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

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

DAYS 3-4 BUDAPEST TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Off the beaten track and on to the final resting place of Tito. Get a guide and learn more about the country’s communist past. (B) (B) DAYS 5-6 BELGRADE TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. We roll on to Sarajevo today for an east-meets-west experience most travellers miss. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 7-8 SARAJEVO TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA, VIA MOSTAR. On to the home of King’s Landing and the 101 Dalmatians. With more intangible World Heritage items than anywhere else in Europe, you guessed right, it’s pretty spesh. Explore the city with a local guide before we cut loose to do that other thing Croatia rocks at: beaches. (B,D) (B) DAYS 9-10 DUBROVNIK TO BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. Hug the Dalmatian coastline south as we head to Kotor and Budva. Bring on multi-million dollar yachts, cobblestone streets and the best nightlife in Montenegro.(B,D) (B) DAY 11 BUDVA TO ZADAR, CROATIA. Hitchcock called Zadar the best sunset in the entire world. You be the judge today. (B) DAYS 12-13 ZADAR TO PLITVICE LAKES. First thought: it really is that pretty. Spend a day exploring 16 lakes, waterfalls and hiking trails that will make your Facebook friends scream “Photoshop!”. (B,D) (B) DAY 14 PLITVICE LAKES TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Prepare for vineyards, crystal clear lakes and a castle to rival Game of Thrones as we roll into the capital of Slovenia. (B) DAY 15 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Back to Budapest for a last bowl of goulash. Or langos. Or palacsinta (hit up Google). Your trip may end here, but that doesn’t mean the eating has to stop. (B)

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

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

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

TRIP CODE: EXBEHH S TA R T 13

MAY

S TA R T

27 10 24 1

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22

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5

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G

29

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12

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10

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24

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9

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2

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16

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16

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30

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TRIP PRICE OF $2295 TRIP PRICE OF $2380 TRIP PRICE OF $2460

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

FINISH 2017

G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $575

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

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15 DAYS FROM For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit our website.

2295

$

USD PER PERSON

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

STARTING FROM $ 153 / D AY

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


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HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE

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

13

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

PHOTO: ERICEIRA, PORTUGAL

LISBON

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: EEPSXX S TA R T

FINISH 2017

22

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29

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15

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

8 DAYS FROM

$

1095

USD PER PERSON

STARTING FROM $ 137 / D AY

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

DAY 1 LISBON, PORTUGAL. Pocket a Portuguese tart and get to know your soon-to-be surfari mates. Get friendly with the capital city on foot and keep an eye out for all things Portuguese. (D) DAY 2 LISBON TO LAGOS. Bye for now Lisbon and onwards to Lagos. Beaches galore - but first we tackle the cobbled backstreets. Top tip: look out for a handful of all-you-can-eat sushi places hiding in the streets of Lagos. We love local cuisine, but all-you-caneat? #winning (B) DAY 3 LAGOS. Beach and chill. Done. See how many of the 100 beaches in the area you can tick off before sunset (epic views included). (B) DAY 4 LAGOS TO ERICEIRA. Check into Ericeira, home to the only surfing reserve in Europe. Set up at the surf camp before we launch into all things mind, body and soul over the next few days. Some say the name Ericeira refers to sea urchins. Others say hedgehog. It may be lost in translation but no doubt deserves some exploring. (B,D) DAY 5 ERICEIRA. First time surfer? No stress. Kick off the day with an included lesson to get acquainted with the lingo, skills and then off you go. Later, take savasana with an included yoga class before dinner. (B,L,D) DAY 6 ERICEIRA. Learn to surf 101 continued. A new day means new skills to be mastered in our second class before we take on the pro-circuit (or not?). (B,L,D) DAY 7 ERICEIRA TO LISBON. Back to the heart and soul of Portugal, we meet again with Lisbon. Don’t forget to discover the true meaning of a seafood feast with the Lisboêtas. (B) DAY 8 LISBON. Quick debrief over breakfast, brag about your new found surfer #skills then say goodbye. Here, we wrap up and start planning the next adventure. (B) This a brand new trip! For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit our website.

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

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

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

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


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MOSCOW

13

MEALS

1

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

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LONDON

1 STOP & STAY

BARCELONA

15

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HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE

8 DAY | V O D K A & C A V I A R

COUNTRIES

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Local Russian guide for 8 days through Russia ++ Visit to Lenin's tomb ++ Entrance to the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg ++ Metro & Kremlin tours in Moscow ++ Russian folklore show in St Petersburg

G

TRIP PRICE OF $1255

TRIP PRICE OF $1495

TRIP PRICE OF $1275

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $175/DAY

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hostels & 2 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chef

This is a section of 27 Day European Pioneer trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $1445

8 DAYS FROM

JUL

26

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

TRIP PRICE OF $1230

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

31

JUL

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

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9

START

TRIP PRICE OF $1395

G = Guaranteed Departure

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++ Paris city driving tour ++ Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower ++ Visit the Pont du Gard

START MEET AT 6PM IN ST PETERSBURG FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN MOSCOW

This is a section of 37 Day Red Star Special trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

G

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights hotels ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAY 1 ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. (D) DAY 2 ST PETERSBURG. (B,D) DAY 3 ST PETERSBURG. (B) DAY 4 ST PETERSBURG TO NOVGOROD. (B,L,D) DAY 5 NOVGOROD TO MOSCOW. (B,L,D) DAY 6 MOSCOW. (B,D) DAY 7 MOSCOW. (B) DAY 8 MOSCOW. (B)

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FINISH 2017

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

9 DAYS FROM

1230

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $137/DAY


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HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE

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

PHOTO: ROME, ITALY

LONDON

ROME

15

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

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

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

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STARTING FROM $ 133 / D AY

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This is a section of the 27 Day Summer Fun & Sailing trip and the 24 Day Spirit of Europe trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Oh, Paris. After a quick jump across the English Channel, we’ll hit the road for a tour of the City of Love. Oh, and did we mention the #epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower? Bon appetit. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. A free day for pastry hopping and exploration. Ogle at the views from the hills of Montmartre or window shop ‘til your heart’s content in the trendy Le Marais district. Then: experience the razzle dazzle of an optional cabaret show or view the city from the water on an optional Seine river cruise. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Set your cuckoo clock to mountain time as we head into the Swiss Alps. Think: storybook-like peaks, picturesque scenery and more Toblerone than you can poke...well, a Toblerone bar at. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Wake up, refuel and initiate the world’s best snowball fight as you embark on an optional excursion to ‘The Top Of Europe’ aka the mighty Jungfrau. That, or muster up the courage to jump out of a plane (optional skydiving, anyone?). All before stuffing your pie hole with, All. The. Fondue. (B,L,D)

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

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

TRIP PRICE OF $1195

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Follow in Napoleon’s footsteps down to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,L) DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Roll out the red carpet and wear your best fake Rolex, it’s go time. Dodge the paparazzi on the promenade before we hit the casinos of Monaco tonight. It’s your time to shine. (B) DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Indulge your senses at a French Riviera perfume factory, before rolling into Pisa for THAT photo. Next stop, Florence, which is Italian for ‘food coma’. Also: artsy stuff from Raphael, Michelangelo and Da Vinci. (B,D) DAY 8 FLORENCE TO ROME. Learn the art of leather making by the pros in Florence, before we head down to Rome for cappuccinos and ancient selfies. A comprehensive walking tour = all the greats in one hit. (B) DAY 9 ROME. Vatican City is first up with an optional visit to the Sistine Chapel. After that, the city is yours. Until next time, Topdeckers! (B)

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

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

9 DAYS FROM

1195

$

USD PER PERSON

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


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

1 STOP & STAY

MADRID

12

MEALS

2

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COUNTRIES

ROME

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TRIP CODE: EESCLM S TA R T

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower ++ Madrid city driving tour ++ Wine tasting in Bordeaux MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN MADRID START

S TA R T G G

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS

++ Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice ++ Amsterdam city walking tour ++ Rome city walking tour START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

TRIP PRICE OF $1140 TRIP PRICE OF $1180

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

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $122/DAY

COUNTRIES

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

DAY 1 ROME. (D) DAYS 2-3 ROME TO VENICE. (B,D) (B,D) DAYS 4-5 VENICE TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. (B,L,D) (B,L) DAY 6 SWISS ALPS TO LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG. (B) DAYS 7-8 LUXEMBOURG CITY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. (B) (B,D) DAY 9 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. (B) This is a brand new trip and a section of the 25 Day Summer Compass trip. For a detailed itinerary, please visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $1125 TRIP PRICE OF $1160

TRIP PRICE OF $1095

FINISH

4

This is a brand new trip and a section of the 25 Day Summer Compass trip. For a detailed itinerary, please visit our website.

1095

4

DAY STOP

2017

++ 8 breakfasts (B), 1 lunches (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotels & 6 nights in hostels ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. (B,L) DAY 4 BORDEAUX. (B) DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN. (B,D) DAY 6 SAN SEBASTIAN. (B) DAY 7 SAN SEBASTIAN TO MADRID. (B,D) DAY 8 MADRID. (B) DAY 9 MADRID. (B)

$

MEALS

TRIP CODE: EESCRL

2017

9 DAYS FROM

15

TRIP PRICE OF $1195

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

9 DAYS FROM

1125

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $125/DAY

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TRIP CODE: EERSGO S TA R T

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

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

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

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

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

TRIP CODE: EESCMR S TA R T

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

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

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

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Cross the English Channel on our way to Pah-ree to kick things off with a tour of the city, before our #epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. You know that big list you have? Today you’ll be ticking like nobody’s business. Hang out with the local creatives along the Seine, visit the Notre Dame, or wander down the Champs-Élysées. Tonight, we’ll finish with an optional cabaret show in the Latin quarter. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Plaster your face (and camera) to the window and enjoy the nature slideshow as we make our way into Switzerland. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Don’t miss the summit of Jungfrau mountain today – home of Europe’s highest rail station (and epic views). (B,L) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. To Venice, an engineering masterpiece made up of 118 small islands linked together by a series of bridges. (B,D) DAY 6 VENICE. There are two ways to really see Venice and today we'll do both. Check out Accademia Bridge and St Mark’s Square on foot and finish off with a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal. Also: today is the day you could tick that gondola ride off your bucket list. (B,D) DAY 7 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. This is the home of Oktoberfest so you know what to do. Grab a stein and a traditional pork knuckle at one of Munich’s famous beer halls. Prost! (B,L) DAY 8 MUNICH TO RHINE VALLEY. Sober reflection to start the day as we visit Dachau. Time for medieval castles, vineyards and majestic views in the Rhine Valley. (B,D) DAY 9 RHINE VALLEY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Artsy-as Amsterdam beckons with its funky coffee shops, busy canals and millions of bicycles. Expect windmills, tulips, cheese and clogs. (B) DAY 10 AMSTERDAM. Hit the streets like a local exploring the city by bike then dance to the beat of

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

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

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

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

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

DAY 11 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Back to London today, so swap contacts with your new BFFs before we drop you off in the evening. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit our website.


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DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Practice your yodeling today as we head to our alpine valley getaway at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. Lauterbrunnen means “many springs” and after you finish counting the waterfalls you’ll have an idea why. Head to Europe’s highest railway station or hit the mountain bike trails. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. Next stop: the pope’s old stomping ground, Avignon. (B,L) DAYS 6-7 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. Make a pit stop at the famous Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard before we head to Barcelona for all the tapas and sangria you can handle. Tick off all the big guns on a driving tour before you shake what your mama gave you at an optional flamenco show. The next day’s all yours. (B,D) (B) DAY 8 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Get that selfie stick out as we roll on north along the coast to rub shoulders with the rich and famous at the world's most lavish waterfront property, aka the French Riviera. (B) DAY 9 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Keep exploring the world’s most lavish waterfront property. Tonight, we head to Monaco to hit up the casinos in true 007 fashion. (B) DAYS 10-11 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. You'll only have a few minutes to swap your 'bonjour' to a 'buongiorno' this morning and it's on to the renaissance romance of Florence. Take THAT shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before trucking on to the Tuscan hills outside Florence to eat, sleep, repeat in the foodie capital of the world. (B,D) (B) DAY 12 FLORENCE TO ROME. Southward and downward with a visit to the hilltop town of Orvieto

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

Paris city driving tour Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Local guide in Florence Visit the Pont du Gard

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

TRIP CODE: EEGELR S TA R T

DAY 13 ROME. Make it an espresso doppio this morning - you're on your own from here. Rome wasn't built in a day so why not spend a few more and get to know this ancient powerhouse a little better? (B) This is a section of the 28 Day Grand European trip. For a detailed itinerary, please visit our website.

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DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Lauterbrunnen means “many springs” and after you finish counting the waterfalls you’ll have an idea why. Head to Europe’s highest railway station or hit the mountain bike trails today. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Grab THAT shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa then straight off to Tuscany to eat, sleep, repeat in the foodie capital of the world. (B,L,D) DAY 6 FLORENCE TO ROME. This city is more than food, wine and gluttony, it’s also home to a third of the world’s art treasures. See it all with a local guide. Then to Rome to work off those calories on a walking tour. (B,D) DAY 7 ROME. Your day, your way. Scope out the Colosseum or cafe hop around Piazza Navona. There’s nothing more Roman than eating and drinking well, so be sure to carb up. Trastevere is where the locals go. (B) DAY 8 ROME TO VENICE. A quick stop in the Vatican City to check out the Sistine chapel before we make our way to Venice. (B,D) DAY 9 VENICE. There are about 400 gondoliers in Venice so chances are you’ll find one with a good singing voice. Explore the nooks and crannies of this city maze on foot then jump on a vaporetto and cruise around the canals. (B,D)

DAY 10 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. It's time to get to know the city where beer is officially considered a food. Welcome to Munich! (B,L)

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

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

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hostels & 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chefs

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Gondola ride on the Grand Canal, Venice ++ Skydive in the Swiss Alps START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

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


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DAY 2 PARIS. Shop until you drop at Champs-Élysées then finish off with an optional cabaret show for a #perfectday. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. If you haven’t gone fromage crazy just yet, grab a few wheels before we go and bid au revoir to Paree. Enter beautiful Bordeaux today. (B,L) DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO BARCELONA. Enter Barcelona where tapas and sangria rule. (B,D) DAY 5 BARCELONA NEXT UP, ROWDY GAUDI. Free day today to tick off Park Güell or the La Sagrada Familia. At night, rumble with the La Ramblas. (B) DAY 6 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA BYE BYE, BARCA. Hello, to the turquoise waters and lush stylings of the French Riv. (B) DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Picture life in the fast lane as we cruise through dazzling Monaco (ticking off another country in the process). Glitzy and glam? You bet your fur coat it is. DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Roll up and out of the Riviera and onwards to the Alps. Aim, high and think epic peaks. (B,D)

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

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 14 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 1 night in a hotel, 8 nights in hostels & 5 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chefs

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

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

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

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

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

DAY 11 VENICE. A vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal and a walking tour unveils the treasures of St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. (B,D) DAY 12 VENICE TO FLORENCE. A must-do stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before arriving in Florence. (B,L,D)

DAY 15 ROME. Our trip ends after an optional visit to the Vatican City. (B) This is a section of 49 Day Mega European trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). They call it Pah-ree, we call it love at first sight. First up: a city driving tour and included Eiffel Tower picnic. (D)


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DAYS 2-3 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Get that selfie stick out as we roll on north along the coast to rub shoulders with the rich and famous at the world's most lavish waterfront property, aka the French Riviera. (B) (B) DAY 4 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Roll out the red carpet and wear your best fake Rolex, it’s go time. Dodge the paparazzi on the promenade before we hit the casinos of Monaco tonight. It’s your time to shine. (B,D) DAY 5 FRENCH RIVIERA TO VENICE, ITALY. Leave a love letter to your boo at Juliet’s balcony in Verona, before we move onto the #epic floating city. Yep, we’re talking Venice. (B,D) DAY 6 VENICE. Get acquainted with Venice’s best on a walking tour, before taking to the canals on a optional gondola ride. Corny smooching encouraged. (B,D) DAY 7 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Take THAT shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa today before trucking on to the Tuscan hills outside Florence to eat, sleep, repeat in the foodie capital of the world. (B,L,D) DAYS 8-9 FLORENCE TO ROME. Onwards to Rome. Make like Caesar (the emperor, not the salad) and work up a colossus hunger as you pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit ancient history's version of the Hunger Games set at the Colosseum. (B,D) (B) DAYS 10-11 ROME TO ATHENS, GREECE. Back on land after an overnight ferry trip, stretch your legs and explore the cradle of civilization on a guided tour. Cue jaw drop at the Acropolis and Parthenon then grab some yiros or hit the sack. (B) (B,D) DAYS 12-14 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Ferry over to Mykonos (aka 'that-island-with-the-cute-windmills' for two nights of tropical bliss. Epic beaches, sinfully good

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

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

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

DAY 15 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. Make your way back to Athens with a heavy heart (or a hearty headache) for a much needed early night. You'll get your bearings on a guided driving tour before checking in. (B) DAY 16 ATHENS. Share a last kleftiko with your new BFFs. Our trip ends after breakfast. (B) This is a section of 37 Day European Pioneer trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.


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DAYS 2-3 ROME TO VENICE. Say buongiorno to Venice from across the lagoon as we check into our accommodation, have an Eat Pray Love-worthy relationship with an irresistible Italian (meal) and get pumped for living out your own version of The Italian Job tomorrow. (B,D) (B,D) DAYS 4-6 VENICE TO PAG ISLAND, CROATIA VIA POSTOJNA CAVES, SLOVENIA. Check out Postojna Caves and cast your eye out for stalagmites on the way to one of Croatia's coolest today. Set your watch to island time. (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAY 7 PAG ISLAND TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Shoot one last longing look at Pag before arriving in Ljubljana (lyoob-lya-nah) – capital of Slovenia. (B) DAYS 8-9 LJUBLJANA TO AUSTRIAN ALPS, AUSTRIA. Lake Bled is one of those names that keep popping up in all those lists of amazing places; find out why as we climb the Austrian Alps to the Sound of Music. Take in the mountain air by foot, bike or goat (if you can get them to stand still long enough). With all the canyoning or mountain biking potential in these mountains, dinner will be calorie neutral. (B,D) (B,L)

DAYS 10-11 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Begin the day with a sobering visit to the former concentration camp Mauthausen. Then: onto Prague to fuel up on trdelník (pastry deliciousness) before a walking tour amongst the spires and cobblestone streets. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 12-13 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Get acquainted with 800 year-old Dresden, before making your beard all the more ironic in Berlin. Currywurst, anyone? (B,D) (B) DAYS 14-15 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Cheese lovers, rejoice. Your next stop is a local Dutch farm to see how cheddar (and

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DAY 1 ROME, ITALY. Meet your Trip Leader and step back to 753 BC in one of the world's oldest open-air museums on a walking tour and give that bucket list a workout. (D)


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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Spot French poodles on an epic driving tour then feast on a #gourmet picnic under the Eiffel Tower. Watch Paris do her thang. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Soak up all the Parisian vibes. Roll along the River Seine with an optional bike tour or get cruise-y. Tonight: cabaret anyone? (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Home to over 9,000 wine producers, Bordeaux know the A to Z of a fine drop. FYI: UNESCO world heritage site alert. (B,L) DAY 4 BORDEAUX. Free day - snack on canelé then see how many grapes you can squeeze into one day. (B) DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN. Wine time? Learn from the Bordeaux wine bosses with an included tasting. #Fancy. Later, head to San Sebastian. (B,D) DAY 6 SAN SEBASTIAN. Free day: take the surfing optional and shaka Spaniard style. Later, find the old town and thank us later. (B) DAY 7 SAN SEBASTIAN TO MADRID. Head inland to the capital. Home to some big ol’ masterpieces and the Real Madrid FC. Swap stories over an included dinner. (B,D) DAY 8 MADRID. Conquer Madrid and make it all yours, but just for the day. Tonight, discover the wild and eccentric nightlife of Madrid - get dancing. (B) DAY 9 MADRID TO VALENCIA. Today, we roll on over to Valencia. Cue walking tour and insert #instaworthy pics here. (B) DAY 10 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Say hey Barcelona! Shall we dance? Tonight: Flamenco show optional. (B,D) DAY 11 BARCELONA. Rumble along the La Ramblas to find a feast of pintxos and a taste of those fresh as night vibes. (B) DAY 12 BARCELONA TO MARSEILLE, FRANCE. France, we meet again. Today we shake hands with one of the most visited cities in the country. (B)

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

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

DAY 13 MARSEILLE. Continue that foodie mission with a serve of bouillabaisse – a big ol’ fish-y stew. (B) DAY 14 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Head to fabulous Florence via Pisa. Go on, grab THAT tourist shot. (B,D) DAY 15 FLORENCE. Hit the streets with a local guide. Keep an eye out for the essentials - the Duomo then strut along the Ponte Vecchio. Afterwards, keep an eye out for that naked dude, David. DAY 16 FLORENCE TO ROME. Prepare yourself for the ultimate walking tour as we arrive in Rome. Major sights ahead. Treat yo’ self and go pizza hunting afterwards - trust us, you’ll need it. (B) DAY 17 ROME. Sip that last shot of espresso and say goodbye today. (B) This is a section of 25 Day Summer Compass trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.


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DAY 2 PARIS. You’ll have the entire day to eat and explore before wrapping up with an optional river cruise or cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. We’re off to the alps with a drive worthy of the Tour de France. Stay in Lauterbrunnen, a tiny village that inspired Tolkien’s elvish world of Rivendell. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Jump on an optional ride to the top of the spectacular Jungfrau mountain for some #epicviews. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Head south to Italy’s foodie/renaissance art capital. The tomatoes here have quite the reputation. Then again so does the art, the wine and the food. (B,L) DAY 6 FLORENCE TO ROME. Lots to see today: the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, the ancient Roman Forum, the Colosseum and...phew. (B,D) DAY 7 ROME. Visit the optional Vatican Sistine Chapel or let the city’s winding alleys lead the way. (B) DAY 8 ROME TO VENICE. Our final destination today goes by many names: Queen of the Adriatic, City of Canals and the City of Bridges. We call it awesome. (B,D) DAY 9 VENICE. Today we’ve got the vaporetto lined up and will show you the ropes. Don’t miss the magic duo of bubbly and peach (this city’s home to the Bellini). (B,D)

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

DAY 13 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Stop in 800-year-old Dresden on the way to the German capital. Cue brilliant food, history, and nightclubs without the velvet rope nonsense. (B,D) DAY 14 BERLIN. Start your day with an optional history lesson at the Berlin Wall. (B)

DAY 10 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. Say guten tag to the Bavarian beer halls and roasted pork knuckles of Munich. (B,L)

DAY 15 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Get excited as we head to a city with more contrasts than you can shake a herring at. (B)

DAY 11 MUNICH TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Arrive in Prague to explore a city that offers way more than the obvious. (B,D)

DAY 16 AMSTERDAM. Grab some frites and mayo, check out the Red Light District or hit the museums. (B,D)

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

DAY 17 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we head back to London. (B)

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). OMG, did someone say Paris? Meet the team, ogle the city on a driving tour and feast at our #epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D)


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

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

TRIP CODE: EEFDLL DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Pinch yourself and Instagram your first selfie. We’ll show you the bright lights of Paris before an #epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Time for the Louvre and Sacré Coeur, the trendy bars in the Latin Quarter or a bike tour around town. Then: an optional cruise or cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. No rest for the wicked as we head across the Swiss

border to the Alps, where Blofeld chased 007 down the ski slopes. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Yodel from the top of Jungfrau mountain today or hit the mountain bike trails. (B,L) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Glitz, glamour and high heels. We arrive in the French Riviera today. (B) DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA. Bring your paparazzi posse to the beach or just chill out under the Mediterranean

DAY 13 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS, AUSTRIA. Grab your #gopro, it’s action time! (B,L,D) DAY 14 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. A sobering visit to the former concentration camp Mauthausen. Prague next. (B,L,D)

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


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DAY 17 BERLIN. See Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag building and the Holocaust Memorial with a local guide or set your own agenda, we’ve cleared your schedule today. (B) DAY 18 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Home to cheese, clogs and tulips. Also home to the tallest people in the world, 15 Nobel prize winners and an undying love for herring. (B) DAY 19 AMSTERDAM. Explore the city by bike and check out the first Red Light District to turn into a tourist attraction. (B,D) DAY 20 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we ferry back to London. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit our website.

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


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

taxi and explore some of Spain’s most untouched beaches. (B)

DAYS 4-5 VALENCIA TO GRANADA. Leave paella town for Granada, the last Moorish city in Spain to fall to the Christians. Then check out the palaces and gardens of the old Alhambra fortress. (B) (B) DAY 6 GRANADA TO ASILAH, MOROCCO. Head across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. Enter Asilah, a gorgeous whitewashed resort town that echoes Greece in looks and boasts Spanish-like cuisine. (B,D)

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


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

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

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20 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) 4 nights in hotels, 16 nights in hostels Strait of Gibraltar ferry crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Cava Caves tour ++ Flamenco show in Seville START MEET AT 2PM IN BARCELONA FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BARCELONA

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fairytale port with traditional boats bobbing along the river shores. UNESCO rates it and so should you. (B)


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DAY STOP DAYS 1-2 BERLIN, GERMANY. Meet your wolfpack and explore the history of the Berlin before we head north. (D) (B)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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DAY 4 DUBROVNIK TO PLITVICE LAKES. Head north along the stunning Dalmatian coast to Zadar, before we arrive at Plitvice Lakes. (B,D) DAYS 5-6 PLITVICE LAKES TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. A chance to spend a full day in a beautiful, UNESCO World Heritage-listed National Park? Yes, please. Next up: Ljubljana. (B,L) (B) DAY 7 LJUBLJANA TO SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Sarajevo is still rebuilding itself after the Balkan War. Don’t miss the historic Latin Bridge dating back to the Ottoman Empire. (B,D) DAY 8 SARAJEVO. Explore the capital’s unique cafe culture or go underground with an optional tunnel tour. (B) DAY 9 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE, SERBIA. Belgrade = charisma and charm grown from a gritty past. Complicated, but deserves some loving. Includes a visit to the Srebrenica Memorial. (B) DAYS 10-11 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Share yourself across the Danube as we take on both Buda and Pest for the next two nights. (B,D) (B) DAY 12 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Time to get cruising. Travel via Bratislava to Vienna. (B) DAY 13 VIENNA TO KRAKOW, POLAND. Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Next stop: Krakow. (B) DAY 14 KRAKOW. Visit the salt mines or explore one of Europe’s most beautiful old towns. (B) DAY 15-16 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. A guided tour among ancient buildings and cobblestoned streets. Castles + museums + beer = win. (B,D) (B) DAY 17 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. A stop in Dresden then on to historic Berlin. (B,D) DAY 18 BERLIN. See Berlin’s main sights and take on some of Europe’s best nightlife. (B)

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

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 23 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotels, 19 nights in hostels & 2 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

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

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

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DAY 24 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we ferry back to London. (B) This is a section of 49 Day Mega European trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

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


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DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. A quick stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa on our way to Florence. Gluttony encouraged. (B,D) DAY 8 FLORENCE TO ROME. Digest your food baby as we show you the artsy side of Florence. Next stop, Rome for a tour of Caesar’s old stomping grounds to tick off the Spanish Steps and Colosseum. (B) DAY 9 ROME. Start off the morning in the Vatican, the world’s smallest country. There’s an option to explore the Sistine Chapel before we let you loose in Rome. (B,D) DAY 10 ROME TO VENICE. Break up the trip north in Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet. (B,D) DAY 11 VENICE. Explore St Mark’s Square, the Rialto Bridge and the rest of Venice’s grand cast on foot, then jump on a vaporetto to take on the canals. (B,D) DAY 12 VENICE TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Three things you need to know about Vienna: opera, coffee and apple strudel. They also invented the croissant. Sorry, France. (B,L)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Paris city driving tour ++ Gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 23 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 17 nights in hostels & 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chefs

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

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


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DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Assemble the paparazzi crew as we go celebrity spotting on the French Riviera. More mingling tonight at the casinos of Monaco. (B) DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE, ITALY. First stop, the Leaning Tower of Pisa before we reach Florence, which is Italian for food coma. Also: artsy stuff from Raphael, Michelangelo and Da Vinci. (B,D) DAY 8 FLORENCE TO ROME. Enough time for a cappuccino and a selfie before we head down to Rome for a walking tour. (B) DAY 9 ROME. Vatican City is first up with an optional visit to the Sistine Chapel. After that, the city is yours. (B,D) DAYS 10–13 SAILING IN GREECE. An overnight ferry to Greece before we take on the Mediterranean in style. Who needs land anyway? (B) (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L) DAY 14 GREECE TO TIRANA, ALBANIA. Dry your hair on the way north to Albania. Tirana ticks all the rainbow coloured boxes. (B,D)

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DAY 15 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA VIA BUDVA, MONTENEGRO. On to Montenegro and the stunning coastal scenery of Budva before reaching Dubrovnik, home to underrated wine and epic sunsets. (B,D)

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TRIP CODE: EESSLL DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Paris is always a good idea. We’ll kick things off by taking in the city on a driving tour, before feasting at our #epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower. You’re finally here. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. The city is yours today. Stuff yourself on buttery goodness then maybe go for a river cruise or bohemian cabaret. Oui oui! (B)

DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. To the Swiss Alps and our secluded alpine village at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. There’s a railway station with unbelievable views at the summit of Jungfrau mountain. Mission accepted. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. Follow in Napoleon’s footsteps down to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,L)

DAY 16 DUBROVNIK. A free day to discover Dubrovnik. Trust us, it’s a lot nicer than King’s Landing. (B) DAY 17 DUBROVNIK TO ZADAR. More breathtaking views as we make our way up the Dalmatian Coast to the walled city of Zadar. (B) DAY 18 ZADAR TO VENICE, ITALY. A chance to go underground at Postojna Caves, the largest underground cave system in Europe, en route to Venice. (B,D)


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DAY 20 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. You’re here for the beer and the pork knuckle. Prost! (B,L) DAY 21 MUNICH TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Start off with a few hours of reflection in Dachau. Then we make our way to the cobblestoned fairytale city of Prague. (B,D) DAY 22 PRAGUE. The Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and the Old Town Square are a good start. Don’t miss the quirky museums and the chance to party in the castle district. (B) DAY 23 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Let Dresden show off some of its 800-year-old history before we hit the German capital to find out what it means to be ein Berliner. (B,D) DAY 24 BERLIN. This funky city boasts history and culture by the bucket-load. Check out the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate before we party it up, Berlin style. (B) DAY 25 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Expect Van Goghs and plenty of liberal thoughts as we hit Amsterdam today. (B) DAY 26 AMSTERDAM. The world’s tallest nation also knows a thing or two about cheese and clog making. Let the Facebook friend requests flow at the farewell dinner canal cruise tonight—it has been epic. (B,D) DAY 27 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we ferry back to London. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe trips please visit our website.

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

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 26 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D) ++ 1 night in a hotel, 15 nights in hostels, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites & 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chefs

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

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DAY 19 VENICE. Gondolas, vaporettos and a guided tour through a maze of bridges, canals, and quirky spaces + Venetian pizza = #perfecto. (B,D)


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Stendhalism). With luck you’ll just be blown away. (B,L,D)

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

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TRIP CODE: ECCLLL DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Count Paris sights on a driving tour through the city, including a cameo by the Eiffel Tower. Then, devour all the treats at our gourmet picnic by the icon. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Explore the City of Light on your own time today (on two wheels? Boat?). Whatever you do, don’t miss the macarons. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. If Heidi had taken a gap year, this would have been

the home stretch. Magnificent views and the chance to use one of the four languages you need to open a bank account here. Guten Tag. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Summer snow. Not an oxymoron if you take a trip up the Jungfrau today. Cue #nofilter views. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. A city so beautiful there’s a medical condition associated with an extreme emotional response to a visit here (see:

DAY 14 BUDAPEST. Budapest rocks. Free day to hunt down ruin bars and check out the WW2 hospital hidden under Buda Castle. (B) DAY 15 BUDAPEST TO KRAKOW, POLAND. Onto gothic Krakow to meet a fire-breathing dragon and devour all the pierogi. (B,L) DAY 16 KRAKOW. For all the gothic architecture, Krakow also has 120 acres of parkland. Take time to visit Kosciuszko Mound for a bird's eye view. (B) DAY 17 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. A sobering start to the day with a trip to Auschwitz-


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DAY 18 PRAGUE. In the first Eastern-bloc city to host a Michelin star, it’s time to feed your inner foodie. Top tip: Nakladany hermelin (pickled cheese) goes well with that end of day beer. (B) DAY 19 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Historic sights + epic nightlife = Berlin. Good thing we've got a couple of nights here. (B,D) DAY 20 BERLIN. Berlin is cool. Very cool. People watch on Kastanienallée, then befriend the locals for the best art and music haunts to spend your free day. Pro tip: Kreuzberg is worth a wander. (B) DAY 21 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Channel your inner hipster (or pastry fiend). Copenhagen next. Cue clean lines and cosy vibes. (B,L,D) DAY 22 COPENHAGEN. The world is your oyster today. Or your pickled herring. Your call. Explore the Meatpacking District and Nørrebro for a local vibe or unleash your inner child with a visit to Tivoli Gardens. (B,L)

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

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DAY 26 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. All good things come to an end, but you’re in London so you could stick around (or keep exploring...). (B) For shorter sections of this trip please visit our website.

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Birkenau. Then, we’re off to discover just why Prague keeps topping those European Bucket Lists. (B,L,D)


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

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DAY 15 SARDINIA TO ROME. Onto the best for a lesson in carbs. Make sure you get plenty of zzz’s tonight – tomorrow: we’ll channel our inner explorer. (B,L,D)

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TRIP CODE: ECJNLL DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Bright lights and love in the air as we kick off our trip in the city of romance. Pinch yourself between bites of buttery goodness under the Eiffel Tower at our gourmet picnic. (D)

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

DAY 2 PARIS. You’re in Paris with a free day to explore. Tonight: don’t miss the chance to cruise the Seine or hit a bohemian cabaret. (B)

DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN. Hit up a local winery before we head off to Spain’s endless beaches. Get your bearings in San Sebastian before digging into a local feast. (B,L)

DAY 3 PARIS TO MONT ST­-MICHEL. Jump back to the Middle Ages in the alleys of this tiny island. Prepare

DAY 4 MONT ST-MICHEL TO BORDEAUX. Welcome to the world’s wine capital. You know what to do. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 SAN SEBASTIAN. A whole day to work on your tan. Plus a pintxos culture you won’t want to miss. (B)

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


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DAY 20 FLORENCE TO VENICE. Today we hit the floating (sinking) city of Venice. Get lost amongst the maze of alleyways and picturesque canals. (B,L,D) DAY 21 VENICE. Tick off the Bridge of Sighs and shoo pigeons in San Marco Square on today’s walking tour. Then it’s over to you. Don’t miss the winning combo of bubbly and peach purée: the Bellini was born here. (B) DAY 22 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS. An action packed afternoon to work off those Italian carbs. Plus scenery so smashing, it’ll leave your jaw sore. (B,L,D) DAY 23 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO SWISS ALPS VIA VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN. Gear up for another day to crane your neck, we’re hitting the Swiss Alps next. #YO(de) LO (B,L,D) DAY 24 SWISS ALPS. A day to hang out in the Alpine village or catch the epic views from the top of Jungfrau mountain. Also: last chance to skydive. Just sayin’. (B,L,D) DAY 25 SWISS ALPS TO RHINE VALLEY, GERMANY. Half of Germany’s wine comes from here. Shame not to try it. (B,L,D) DAY 26 RHINE VALLEY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam next. Cue liberal views, vintage bikes and fries served with mayo. #winning (B,L)

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

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DAY 28 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. All good things come to an end, but you’re in London so you could stick around (or keep exploring...). (B) For shorter sections of this trip please visit our website.

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DAY 19 FLORENCE. Get down with the Renaissance on a walking tour and meet a local artisan. Your mission tonight: hunt down the best aperitivo (Google it). (B)


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DAY 8 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE. On to the French Riviera to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. (B,L,D) DAY 9 FRENCH RIVIERA. Keep exploring the world’s most lavish waterfront property. Tonight, we head to Monaco. (B) DAY 10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO VENICE, ITALY. Off to Verona to check out Juliet’s balcony before we roll into Venice. (B,L,D) DAY 11 VENICE. A vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal and a walking tour. (B) DAY 12 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Shake past the Leaning Tower of Pisa on our way to Florence. (B,L,D) DAY 13 FLORENCE TO ROME. Work off that gelato on a walking tour through the city before heading for Rome. (B) DAY 14 ROME. Vatican City is first up with an optional visit. (B,D)

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

TRIP CODE: ECPTLL DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Across to the City of Love. Kick things off with a driving tour and a gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Roam free. After you’ve sufficiently channelled your inner Parisian, top things off with an optional river cruise or cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Swiss Alps next. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Head to Europe’s highest railway station. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON, FRANCE. Next stop: the pope’s old stomping ground, Avignon. (B,L) DAY 6 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN. First stop at the famous Roman aqueduct before we head to Barcelona. (B,L,D) DAY 7 BARCELONA. Roll out of bed and get on the tapas trail. (B)

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


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

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

++ 33 breakfasts (B), 18 lunches (L), 16 dinners (D) ++ 18 nights in European campsites in spacious twin-share dome style tents with air mattress, 1 night hotel upgrade, 10 nights hostel accommodation upgrade, 3 nights sailing in Greece & 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + Topdeck Chef

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

DAY 33 AMSTERDAM. Explore the city by bike, then dance to the beat of your own drum. (B,D)

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DAY 32 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. On to the home of Van Gogh. Go herring hunting and get acquainted. (B,L)

DAY 34 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. London calling, say goodbye. (B)

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


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DAY 1 ATHENS TO AGISTRI, GREECE. Break out the anchor tattoos and hoist the sails. We’re pointing our compass to Agistri. Work up an appetite swimming the deep blue. Then: hunt down a well-earned souvlaki dinner in the harbour. DAY 2 AGISTRI TO EPIDAURUS. Leave Ermioni behind and set course for Epidaurus—a spot that has so much charm you’ll want to stay out late. Don’t miss the ancient amphitheater and beachside bistros. Explore by day, dance by night. (B,L) DAY 3 EPIDAURUS TO POROS. Poros is about as Greek as you’re going to get as far as photo-ops go. Go oldschool at the temple of Poseidon then shake off the cobwebs with a bit of paddle boarding before another epic sunset session. Yep, this is life. (B,L) DAY 4 POROS TO ERMIONI. Cast off and head for Ermioni. It’s ranked as Greece’s most historical village, so grab some gyros, pick a century and set your watch to island time. Also: an underwater archaeological site that’ll make your jaw sore. (B,L) DAY 5 ERMIONI TO HYDRA. We're off to Hydra where wheeled vehicles are banned and taxi boats get you from A to B. Cue cobblestoned alleyways and romantic vibes. It’s not called the gem of the Aegean for nothing. (B,L) DAY 6 HYDRA TO AEGINA. Charts out and on to Aegina today. Your mission: hunt down the best fish in Perdika’s seaside tavernas or channel your inner goddess and Instagram some more ruins. Soak it all in, this is your last night onboard. (B,L) DAY 7 AEGINA TO ATHENS. Have a swim, grab some sun and set sail to Athens. You might need to hang up your captain’s hat, but the title is earned for life. Polish your peg-leg and chat to us about your next expedition. (B,L) For more awesome Topdeck Sailing trips please visit our website.

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

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

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DAY 2 FORMENTERA. After breakfast, we’re off to the white dunes and secluded beaches of Ses Illetes. Hop on a bike to explore the island or kick back with an aperitif and a #nofilter sunset. You can’t lose. (B,L) DAY 3 FORMENTERA TO LES SALINAS BAY, IBIZA. Set sail for emerald waters and epic grottos. Then, whoa, back to the island. Cue beachy vibes, fresh grub and hidden coves at Sa Trinxa. Tonight: local restaurants and a nightlife that’s famous for a reason. (B,L)

DAY 4 LES SALINAS BAY TO CALA JONDAL. Don your finest threads, glitzy Cala Jondal is next. Lounge on the sunbeds for a five-star tan or hit the cafes and chiringuitos for a more rustic vibe. We won’t judge. Then make like the Vengaboys at the island’s best beach club. (B,L) DAY 5 CALA JONDAL TO CALA D’HORT VIA ES VEDRÀ. What would you take to a desert(ed) island? Mull on that as we swim towards the uninhabited Es Vedrà island today. Rumoured as one of the world’s most magnetic points, you’ll literally feel its beauty as we catch Ibizas’ best sunset from Cala D’Hort tonight. (B,L)

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

DAY 7 SAN ANTONIO, IBIZA. Fuel up with a bountiful brekky before we say our goodbyes from San Antonio. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Sailing trips please visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Get hands on and sail the Mediterranean ++ Daily swim stops

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

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


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breakfast ++ Daily three-course lunch ++ Local port tax

Air-conditioned cabins Daily English buffet breakfast Daily three-course lunch Daily fresh fruit basket Change of linen & towels during your week ++ Loads of deck space for lounging ++ Local port tax


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

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

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

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

TRIP CODE: EXCVSS, EXCNSS, EXCZSS, EXCZSSB FOR FULL TRIP DATES + PRICING SEE P. 96 8 DAYS FROM

$

830

STARTING FROM $ 104 / D AY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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15

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WI-FI

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

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

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

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

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

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

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

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

FOR FULL TRIP DATES + PRICING SEE P. 96 8 DAYS FROM

$

830

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

VISIT WWW.TOPDECK.TRAVEL FOR THE REVERSE ITINERARY For more awesome Topdeck Sailing trips please visit our website.

STARTING FROM $ 104 / D AY

DAY 4 VIS TO VELA LUKA. It’s time to get your Klapa on in Vela Luka. UNESCO says that a few Croatian friends singing about their love of wine is of significant cultural importance. Don’t miss the olive groves and vineyards on a hike to the island’s prehistoric cave. (B,L)


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20

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WI-FI

PHOTO: KEKOVA, TURKEY

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TRIP PRICE OF $595 TRIP PRICE OF $795 TRIP PRICE OF $895 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

8 DAYS FROM

$

595

USD PER PERSON

STARTING FROM $ 75/ D AY

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

DAY 1 FETHIYE TO TARZAN BAY. Soak up the rays of the Mediterranean on the way to our first anchorage in Tarzan Bay. Pit stop for your first chance to swim, snorkel and get acquainted with the big blue. (D) DAY 2 TARZAN BAY TO ST NICHOLAS ISLAND. Chase waterfalls this morning (sorry, TLC) with a walk into Butterfly Valley. Next up: the Blue Lagoon and Oludeniz Beach. It’s officially the most photographed beach in Europe. Instagram your heart out or paraglide it for an epic view. Tonight: catch the sunset from the top of St Nicholas Island’s ruins. (B,L,D) DAY 3 ST NICHOLAS ISLAND TO KAS. First stop: Aquarium Bay (expectations set). Then on to Kas to check out the local markets before our on-board dinner extravaganza. Thrill seekers, talk to us about a scuba dive. (B,L,D) DAY 4 KAS TO APERLAI BAY. Bring on next level relaxation. Today we crank on some island hopping tunes and check out the waters around Limangazi and Ucagiiz, before an evening chill session at Aperlai Bay. (B,L,D) DAY 5 APERLAI BAY TO GOKKAYA BAY. We were going to wander the streets of Kekova, but turns out it’s been underwater for a few centuries. All good— new plan. Float past that deal and keep your eyes out for turtles. Next up, Simena to sink your teeth into some castle vibes before a full on pirate party at the Smugglers Inn. (B,L,D) DAY 6 GOKKAYA BAY TO FIRNAZ BAY. Set sail to cruise towards old fishing village Kalkan. Cue epic swim stops (obv). Keep your eyes peeled for a view of the Old Town decked out in white and pink before we hit Firnaz Bay for the night. (B,L,D) DAY 7 FIRNAZ BAY TO FETHIYE. Grab one last selfie with windswept hair on the voyage back to Fethiye before your chance to visit Kayakoy (aka Ghost Village) or a final chill out sesh on board. Tonight = teary goodbyes between trips to the bar. (B,L,D) DAY 8 FETHIYE. Savour breakfast and pack your bags, your days at sea are over. For now. (B)

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

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

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

For more awesome Topdeck Sailing trips please visit our website.

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


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Officially the world’s biggest party, Oktoberfest draws a crowd of seven million people every year to celebrate the three best things to come out of Germany: beer, bratwurst and pretzels. Make your own way to Munich for this legendary festival, and experience all the the city has to offer while staying at centrallylocated hostel accommodation with included breakfasts and a walking tour. Are you ready for this? Einz, zwei, drei, suffa! (One, two, three, chug it down!).

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Walking tour of Munich ++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations

Join the throngs of beer-loving Bavarians as we embark on the four-day Festmeister trip to Munich to celebrate the most #epic of all European festivals, Oktoberfest. Designed to be as flexible as your stein-swilling arm, this trip allows you to choose your preferred dates – meaning the same awesome experience, sans the weekend crowds (if you so wish). The dress code is Bavarian classic, lederhosen are optional and singing, hugging and dancing on tables is encouraged.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B) ++ 3 nights in multi-share hostel rooms ++ Commemorative t-shirt ++ Awesome Trip Leader

++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations

START MEET BETWEEN 2-5PM IN MUNICH FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN MUNICH

DAY 1: MUNICH, GERMANY. DAY 2: MUNICH. (B) DAY 3: MUNICH. (B) DAY 4: MUNICH. (B) For a detailed itinerary or to check out more festivals and events with Topdeck, please visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $390 Price based on USD Per Person Multi-share usually 2-6 per room

START MEET AT 9AM IN MUNICH FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN MUNICH

DAY 1 MUNICH, GERMANY. DAY 2 MUNICH. (B) DAY 3 MUNICH. (B) DAY 4 MUNICH. (B) For a detailed itinerary or to check out more festivals and events with Topdeck, please visit our website.

4 DAYS FROM

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TRIP PRICE OF $265

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $98/DAY

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B) ++ 3 nights camping in twin-share pre-erected tents with air mattress ++ Return coach transport to Oktoberfest grounds ++ Commemorative t-shirt ++ Awesome Trip Leader

Price based on USD Per Person Twin-share tents

4 DAYS FROM

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USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $67/DAY

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS - EUROPE

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MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO MUNICH

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14 DAY | W I N T E R W O N D E R LONDON

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PHOTO: HEIDELBERG, GERMANY

LONDON

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14 DAYS FROM

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2160

USD PER PERSON

STARTING FROM $ 155 / D AY

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

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Say au revoir to England and introduce yourself to French food, new amis and killer sights with a night time driving tour. Pinch yourself. This is only night one. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Make like a local and head along the banks of the Canal St Martin for a cafe scene they don’t want you to know about. Or just tick off the must-dos — it's your day. Finish with: cabaret or a river cruise. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Yodel out the window as we roll into the Alps today. Scenery like this needs to be seen—and Instagrammed—to be believed. (B,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Ride to the top of the world (well, nearly) or explore a village that will inspire you to buy (and eat) a Toblerone. (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Onwards to beautiful Firenze. Tip: Hot chocolate + Piazzale Michelangelo for great views over the city and secret bakeries (Google it). (B,D) DAY 6 FLORENCE TO ROME. Take advantage of the local POV today as we check out the sights. Then it’s off to Rome for the Colosseum, and the Pantheon. #Spoilt. (B) DAY 7 ROME. Visit the Vatican (optional) then #livelikealocal. Get off the main drag, dodge the mopeds and stride out in shades. See: tiny wine bars, street markets, thin pizza dough and awesome fashion. (B) DAY 8 ROME TO VENICE. Ah, fair Verona. Channel Juliet (or Romeo) and re-enact the world’s most famous balcony scene. Then get ready for island hopping city style. (B,D) DAY 9 VENICE. They say it’s all about the gondolas. You’ll know why today. More love at St Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace and Rialto Bridge. Then, hang out with the locals at Cannaregio. (B) DAY 10 VENICE TO SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. Welcome to Salzburg. One city. One complex musical dynasty. To the left, Mozart. To the right, the Sound of Music. Play

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

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

13 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 13 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Bicycle tour of Paris ++ Vatican City tour START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9PM IN LONDON

spot the fan as you go. Hint: the Sound of Music guys quite often dress up, Mozart less so. (B) DAY 11 SALZBURG TO HEIDELBERG, GERMANY. Dial up the Disney. A fairytale castle makes Heidelberg ideal to unleash your inner Princess/Prince Charming. They do a good beer, too. (B) DAY 12 HEIDELBERG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. And you thought Italy was foodie heaven. Amsterdam has come into its own with pared back, clean flavours. Check out the city centre then take off to find some scrumptious eats. (B) DAY 13 AMSTERDAM. Final full day. Hold off on that sad face as it ain’t over yet. Explore the city by bike then get your smartphone ready to immortalise everything at our farewell dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 14 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Head back to London for hugs and sad goodbyes. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe Winter trips, please visit our website.


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PHOTO: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

LONDON

HOTEL - EUROPE WINTER

20 DAY | D I S C O V E R W I N T E R

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 2 PARIS. Bike along the Seine on an optional tour, get your obligatory Eiffel Tower selfie, and then experience the razzle dazzle of an optional cabaret show. (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Grab your forks and prepare to cover everything in cheese at dinner in the Swiss Alps tonight. (B,D) (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Make your food baby sing as we roll into the land of hearty Tuscan cuisine. (B,D) DAY 6 FLORENCE TO ROME. Get schooled on the Medici family and stroll the Ponte Vecchio on a morning walking tour. Then, we're Romeward bound. (B) DAY 7 ROME. Enter, Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel. Once you’re finished ogling the ceiling, shop ‘til you drop on Via Condotti. (B) DAY 8 ROME TO VENICE. Grab a partner to re-enact Juliet’s balcony scene in Verona. Then, say ciao to Venice as we have an Eat Pray Love-worthy relationship with an irresistible Italian meal. (B,D) DAY 9 VENICE. Hit up St Mark's Square before a quintessential gondola ride on the Grand Canal. (B) DAY 10 VENICE TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. We're off to Ljubljana, but first, a stop at Insta-worthy Lake Bled. (B)

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

Dinner at Hofbräuhaus, Berlin Gondola ride in Venice Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

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

19 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) 19 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

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

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TRIP PRICE OF $2970 TRIP PRICE OF $3070 TRIP PRICE OF $3170 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double Single Supplement from an extra $750 TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

DAY 15 PRAGUE. Channel your inner bohemian and seek out the John Lennon memorial, before cruising the street vendors lining Old Town Square. (B)

DAY 11 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Welcome to Budapest! Admire the view from the Citadella before rolling into bed. (B,D)

DAYS 16-17 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. We'll drive you around to see (what's left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Reichstag building before knuckling down with some pork at Hofbräuhaus. (B,D) (B)

DAY 12 BUDAPEST. Soak up the vibes at the Gellért Baths (pun intended), and then visit the Buda Castle or House of Terror Museum. (B)

DAY 18 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Start dreaming of cheese, clogs and cheeky cafe stops as we roll into Amsterdam. (B)

DAY 13 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Amp up the classical music and get ready for the City Of Dreams. (B)

DAYS 19-20 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Top it off with a dinner cruise on the canal before we head back to London for hugs and sad goodbyes. (B,D) (B)

DAY 14 VIENNA TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. First, a sobering visit to Mauthausen concentration camp for a lesson in the resilience of humanity. Then, fuel up on trdelník before a walking tour in Prague. (B,D)

TRIP CODE: EHWDLL

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Third Reich walking tour in Berlin ++ Skiing in the Swiss Alps

DAY STOP

For more awesome Topdeck Europe Winter trips, please visit our website.

20 DAYS FROM

2970

$

USD PER PERSON

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

STARTING FROM $ 149 / D AY

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Brush up on your bonjours as we take on Paris with a driving tour. #Amazing. (D)


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MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO KIRCHDORF

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TWIN/DOUBLE TRIP PRICE OF $785 XMAS/NY TWIN/DOUBLE TRIP PRICE OF $815 G = Guaranteed Departure TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

8 DAYS FROM

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715

USD PER PERSON

STARTING FROM $ 90/ D AY

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

DAY 1 KIRCHDORF IN TYROL, AUSTRIA. All roads lead to Kirchdorf! Make sure you’ve booked your shuttle transfer from Munich, Innsbruck or Salzburg airports to this charming Alpine village in time for a meeting with your crew and set your snow itin’. Newbie or not, you’ll nail it. DAY 2 DAY 2 KIRCHDORF IN TYROL. Ready, set, shred. Kirchdorf, St Johann, Steinplatte, Fieberbrunn and Kitzbühel ski zones are in yodelling distance, you lucky duck. Post-slopes, head indoors for an included session of après-ski. (B) DAY 3 KIRCHDORF IN TYROL . 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. Find all the #trickspo you need at tonight’s ski show. (B) DAY 4 KIRCHDORF IN TYROL. The snow-capped hills (Alps, really) are alive with the sound of carving. You’ve got this down. A three-course meal including Tyrolean ribs* is bound to provide tonight’s sustenance (vegetarian option available). (B,D) DAY 5 KIRCHDORF IN TYROL. All this pow pow makes for sore legs. Take the cable car up to let gravity do the work on the way down. Tonight, we feast on schnitzel in St Johann. Schnitz, yeah! (B) DAY 6 KIRCHDORF IN TYROL. Feeling competitive? Join in a ski or snowboard race. Alternatively, 1.6 kilometres of fresh snow + a toboggan have your name on them. Hit up Wilder Kaiser to make tracks down the mountain. Eyes on the prize though, it ain’t as easy as it looks. (B,D) DAY 7 KIRCHDORF IN TYROL. 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! (B) DAY 8 KIRCHDORF IN TYROL. Still so much stoke, but it’s time to say goodbye. Swap emails over breakfast before hightailing it back to the real world. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe Winter trips, please visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Exclusive Topdeck mountain tour with qualified instructors ++ Tobogganing or curling on the Wilder Kaiser ++ Schnitzel evening in St Johann ++ Karaoke evening

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) including traditional Tyrolean ribs ++ 7 nights in a traditional Austrian Bed & Breakfast chalet ++ Awesome Trip Leader *Tyrolean ribs night will be a Christmas dinner during Christmas week

START MEET AT 2PM IN KIRCHDORF IN TYROL. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN KIRCHDORF IN TYROL.

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.


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1 STOP & STAY

DAY 2 PARIS. A free day in Paris = go nuts. Follow in your favourite literary figure’s footsteps (hello, Hemingway) or just hang with the locals. If you fancy a cabaret or river cruise after dinner, we’ll hook you up. (B)

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

Gondola ride in Venice Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Dutch cheese & clog demonstration Stay in the Rhine Valley castle region

MORE INCLUSIONS

TRIP CODE: EEWNLL S TA R T

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DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Burn off last night’s dinner with a hike or bike – or take the cruisey option and head up the Jungfrau by train. It’s the highest rail station in Europe, as the views will attest. (B)

TOP OPTIONALS

TRIP PRICE OF $1345

++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Seine River cruise in Paris

TRIP PRICE OF $1395

DAY 6 VENICE. We’ll take to land and ‘sea’ today. Enjoy a walking tour taking in the greats, then a classic vaporetto ride. This is what public transport should be like. And don’t miss the full gondola experience. (B) DAY 7 VENICE TO MUNICH, GERMANY. In a city so well known for beer (Oktoberfest rules here) it would be a shame not to drink it. Wirsthauser (pub restaurants) ensure plenty of beer and for non-vegos, plenty of meat. Prost! (B) DAY 8 MUNICH TO RHINE VALLEY. Not too many grapes on the vine at this time of year but it doesn’t matter. Pinch yourself because tonight you live like a royal and sleep in a castle. (B,D) DAY 9 RHINE VALLEY TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Europe’s most infamous city. Get the obvious out of the way (Red Light District, anyone?)

then discover the Amsterdam the locals want to keep quiet. (B)

DAY 10 AMSTERDAM. The best city to explore by two wheels. Not only for the cool-factor but because there are no hills. At all. We’ll continue our mission to #LiveLikeALocal this afternoon before our farewell dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 11 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. The final stretch. One last scenic coach trip and then: London town. #sadface (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe Winter trips, please visit our website.

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DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. We’ll be #nofilter-ed out by the end of today’s Instagram feed. With picturesque mountains and to-die-for scenery, this place has to be seen to believed. Not to mention the carb-tastic dinner. (B,D)

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

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++ 10 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights hotel upgrade & 8 nights hostel accommodation ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE, ITALY. Bella Italia today as we roll into Venice. Get ready to get lost in its maze-like alleyways as you ogle the romantic canals. Inside tip: the best local haunts will always be found off the beaten track. (B,D)

DEC

G

TRIP PRICE OF $1295

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

11 DAYS FROM

1295

$

USD PER PERSON

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

STARTING FROM $ 118 / D AY

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). What’s the first thing we want in France? French food, of course. Devour dinner with a side of snails (eek!) before a tour of Paris to see the twinkly lights. Job done. (D)


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DAY 1 MADRID, SPAIN. Reset your body clock; you’re on Madrid time now. Meet your crew and get fired up for the trip. (D)

TRIP CODE: EEWPMM S TA R T

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TRIP PRICE OF $1895 TRIP PRICE OF $1995 TRIP PRICE OF $2080 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

15 DAYS FROM

$

1895

USD PER PERSON

STARTING FROM $ 127 / D AY

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

DAY 2 MADRID TO GRANADA. Siesta as we make our way to the base of the Sierra Nevada, aka the land of free tapas (Google it). Later, seek out a tetería for delish pastries and sweet mint tea. (B) DAY 3 GRANADA. Winter = no crowds through the chiselled kaleidoscope that makes up the Alhambra and the Palacio de Generalife. Get schooled in Islamic architecture with a guided tour then tapas your heart out. (B) DAY 4 GRANADA TO CHEFCHAOUEN, MOROCCO. Wave Andalusia goodbye and be awash in blue as we enter Chefchaouen, known for its pastel colours. Give your Instagram feed a workout while you tour the medina and souk. (B,D) DAY 5 CHEFCHAOUEN TO FES. Hightail it to the Mecca of the West with a front-row pano of the rolling Rif Mountains and snow-strewn Middle Atlas Mountains playing out the coach window. Thanks nature. (B) DAY 6 FES. Tick ‘em off with a local guide: royal palace, Jewish neighbourhood, UNESCO-listed medina and leather tannery. Then hunt down a hammam and lose yourself in the labyrinth of souks and cobblestone streets. (B) DAY 7 FES TO MARRAKECH. Bend it like the berbers back ‘round the Middle Atlas towards Marrakech and soak up the colours, smells and vibes of the Red City. (B,D) DAY 8 MARRAKECH. See the Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Minaret and mosaic madness that is the Saadian Tombs, then work your way past snake charmers and fall into the rhythm of Djemma el-fna square. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Guided tour of the Alhambra, Granada ++ Local guide in Fes & Marrakech ++ Welcome dinner in Madrid

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 14 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights hotel upgrade, 10 nights in hostel accommodation ++ Strait of Gibraltar ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Flamenco show in Seville ++ Dinner & local show in Marrakech START MEET AT 2PM IN MADRID FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN MADRID

DAY 11 SEVILLE. Random fact: Seville’s cathedral allegedly houses Christopher Columbus’s tomb, but the jury’s still out as to whether he’s really buried there. Do your own investigating then opt in for a fierce flamenco performance. (B) DAY 12 SEVILLE TO LISBON, PORTUGAL. Three words you need to know in Lisbon: Pastéis de Belém. Make a beeline for the famous egg tarts before dinner. (B,D) DAY 13 LISBON. Catch a yellow tram, hit up a fado club, snap a #selfie in the pink street and save some energy for Bairro Alto for live music and cocktails. (B)

DAY 9 MARRAKECH TO ASILAH. Make your way to the whitewashed wonder that is this seaside town and get snap-happy in between Spanish feasts. (B,D)

DAY 14 LISBON TO MADRID, SPAIN. Cross the border back to the Spanish capital and gorge on a smorgasbord of art history on a driving tour of the city. (B)

DAY 10 ASILAH TO SEVILLE, SPAIN. Leave the tajines for the home of paella and the Moorish brilliance that is the Alcazar. (B,D)

DAY 15 MADRID. Finish off your trip with some free time to explore Madrid. You'll be back. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe Winter trips, please visit our website.


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PHOTO: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

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HOSTEL PLUS - EUROPE WINTER

18 DAY | W I N T E R G E T A W A Y

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 2 PARIS. Free day means #livinglikealocal. Browse bookshops in Le Marais, drink espresso in the 10th arrondissement or get lost in Père Lachaise. Plus, the chance for cabaret or a Seine cruise this evening. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. With sceneries like this, it’s all #NoFilter today. (B,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Take a ride to Europe’s highest railway station for bragging rights and great views. (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. From naturemade to man-made as we stop in Pisa en route to Florence. (B,D)

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

Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration Guided tour of former concentration camp Mauthausen

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 17 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights hotel upgrade, 11 nights hostel accommodation, 4 nights in bungalows ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAY 6 FLORENCE. Explore the city with a local guide. Take notes. Then come back to explore. (B)

TOP OPTIONALS

DAY 7 FLORENCE TO ROME. A stop in Orvieto and then Rome in winter = #FOMO killer. (B)

++ Helicopter ride in the Swiss Alps ++ Bicycle tour of Paris

DAY 8 ROME. Take the option to visit the Vatican (aka the world’s smallest country), then Rome is yours. Red wine and pizza anyone? (B)

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

DAY 9 ROME TO VENICE. Ah, fair Verona. Sigh over Juliet/ Romeo then shake it off – we’re going island hopping, Venice-style. (B,D) DAY 10 VENICE. Take a map. Or don’t. Either way, find St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. They’re epic. And free. (B)

TRIP CODE: EEWGLL S TA R T

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DAY 13 PRAGUE. An unexpected foodie paradise. Go beyond the beer and check out the fare on offer in the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’. (B)

DAY 18 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Head back to London for hugs and sad goodbyes. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Europe Winter trips, please visit our website.

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TRIP PRICE OF $2065 TRIP PRICE OF $2135 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

USD PER PERSON

DAY 17 AMSTERDAM. Take to two wheels as we bike across the city (optional). Then smartphones at the ready for our farewell dinner cruise. (B,D)

JAN

TRIP PRICE OF $1995

DAY 15 BERLIN. Work your free day with a visit to hipster-chic Neukölln, Friedrichshain or Kreuzberg. (B)

DAY 12 SALZBURG TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. It’s a sobering start to the day with a visit to Mauthausen. Next up, Prague. (B,D)

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28

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DAY 16 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Yes, we’ll visit the Red Light District. But don’t let that fool you. Take a walk to experience the real Amsterdam. (B)

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DAY 14 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. Off to Dresden. Look up the history – then look at the city centre. Berlin history awaits with a driving tour of all the favourites. (B,D)

DAY 11 VENICE TO SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. The city of Mozart vs. the Sound of Music. Get ready for a dance-off. (B)

DEC

1995

$

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

STARTING FROM $ 111 / D AY

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). So long London, bonjour France! A first taste of French cuisine and a tour of the most iconic sights in Paris – by night. Ooh la la! (D)


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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Swiss Alps Sky diving ++ Bicycle tour of Paris

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). First day = a jam-packed tour after a sumptuous dinner. (D)

TRIP CODE: EEWSLL S TA R T

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DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. We’re all about Jungfrau today aka The Top of Europe. (B)

DAY 7 FLORENCE TO ROME. A city under a city as we visit Orvieto en route to Rome. Then, epic walking tour.. (B)

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

TRIP PRICE OF $2645

DAY 9 ROME TO VENICE. After channeling your inner romantic in Verona, we’re off to Venice. (B,D)

TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

24 DAYS FROM

2595

USD PER PERSON

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

MORE INCLUSIONS

DAY 6 FLORENCE. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city’s greats this morning. Think: that famous naked guy, David. (B)

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE, ITALY. Reacclimatise to city life today in marvellous Florence. (B,D)

DAY 8 ROME. Visit the world’s smallest country (hello, Vatican City). (B)

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

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

++ 23 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights hotel upgrade, 15 nights hostel accommodation, 4 nights in bungalows ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TRIP PRICE OF $2595

G = Guaranteed Departure

$

DAY 2 PARIS. Explore the city’s hidden gems. Then, join us at a cabaret or sail the Seine by night. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Au revoir, Paris. Next up, Lauterbrunnen. (B)

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TRIP PRICE OF $2695

STARTING FROM $ 109 / D AY

LONDON

DAY 10 VENICE. Get lost. Get found. Repeat. (B) DAY 11 VENICE TO SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. Introducing old-world charm at its best. If Salzburg’s not top of a Google Image search, it should be. (B) DAY 12 SALZBURG. Pass a day in strudel heaven or go high energy with an opportunity to ski. (B) DAY 13 SALZBURG TO VIENNA. Welcome to Vienna – the home of Freud and free association. (B) DAY 14 VIENNA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. In Bratislava, make sure to statue spot as we check out the city on foot. Then onto Budapest for nightlife that really is THAT good. (B,D) DAY 15 BUDAPEST. Go goulash-crazy today. (B)

DAY 18 KRAKOW TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Auschwitz-Birkenau puts things in perspective today before we arrive into Prague. (B,D) DAY 19 PRAGUE. Old school vs. new school on this free day. Then, beer. Really. Good. Beer. (B) DAY 20 PRAGUE TO BERLIN, GERMANY. See the phoenix-like city of Dresden – rising from war ashes. Then, Berlin. (B,D) DAY 21 BERLIN. Do culture, do food, do history. It’s all here. (B) DAY 22 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. We’re rocking Amsterdam this evening with a visit to Dam Square and the area most well-known for its bright colour palette. Yep, Red Light District. (B) DAY 23 AMSTERDAM. Hit up your faves on an optional bike tour this afternoon before our farewell dinner cruise. (B,D)

DAY 16 BUDAPEST TO KRAKOW, POLAND. The best winter food in Europe. Fact. If you have a meal without carbs, you’re doing it wrong. (B)

DAY 24 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. London calling! Say goodbye today. (B)

DAY 17 KRAKOW. Cue museum visit (hint: Schindler’s Factory) or just people watch with a hot chocolate. (B)

For more awesome Topdeck Europe Winter trips, please visit our website.


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PHOTO: MARSEILLE, FRANCE

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24 DAY | W E S T E R N C O M P A S S

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Traditional cabaret show in Paris ++ Night sledding in Swiss Alps

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DAY 2 PARIS. Explore the city’s hidden gems. After dinner join us at a cabaret, cruise the Seine by night or soak up some jazz. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX, FRANCE. Today we roll on to the port city of Bordeaux, where half the city is Unescolisted and vineyards reign supreme. (B) DAY 4 BORDEAUX. Wander the picturesque streets and embrace #cafelife with some top-notch vino. (B) DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO BILBAO. Next stop: Bilbao – famed for its titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum. (B) DAY 6 BILBAO TO MADRID, SPAIN. As a city known for its artistic pedigree, culinary wonders and buzzing nightlife. (B,D) DAY 7 MADRID. Get cultured at the Prado Museum or just kick back in the botanical gardens. Tonight, delve into the buzzing nightlife of Malasaña and Chueca areas. (B) DAY 8 MADRID TO VALENCIA. Onto Spain’s third largest city, Valencia. Dig into a range of mouthwatering local dishes at tonight’s dinner. (B) DAY 9 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Bienvenidos to the city of art nouveau, alluring accents and most importantly, tapas. Flamenco, anyone? (B,D) DAY 10 BARCELONA. Tick off the likes of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Then: fire up for the notorious nightlife. (B) DAY 11 BARCELONA TO MARSEILLE, FRANCE. With its boat-lined quayside, history and architecture, there’s no wonder Marseille is so popular. (B) DAY 12 MARSEILLE. Dig into bouillabaisse as you watch the sun set over the Vieux Port. (B) DAY 13 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE, ITALY. With over 1,800 restaurants and the world’s best gelato, Florence is where all your Italian dreams are made. (B,D) DAY 14 FLORENCE. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city’s geats this morning. Think: that famous naked guy, David. (B) DAY 15 FLORENCE TO ROME. Today, we’re Romeward bound. Prep Instagram for a walking tour. (B)

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DAY 16 ROME. Visit the world’s smallest country (hello, Vatican City). (B) DAY 17 ROME TO VENICE. Verona today = R + J 4EVA. Next up, Venice. (B,D) DAY 18 VENICE. Get lost while trying to find St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. (B)

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DAY 19 VENICE TO SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND. Off to the Alps, where the air is crisp and fondue is ah-maze!

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DAY 20 SWISS ALPS. Head to Jungfrau on an optional adventure and test your pano #photoskills. (B)

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DAY 21 SWISS ALPS TO LUXEMBOURG. Luxembourg, how luxe! (B) DAY 22 LUXEMBOURG TO AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Get the obvious out of the way (Red Light District, anyone?) then discover the ‘real’ Amsterdam. (B) DAY 23 AMSTERDAM. We’ll continue our mission to #livelikealocal this afternoon before our farewell dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 24 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Head back to London. (B)

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DAY 1 LONDON, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE (OR JOIN IN PARIS). First day and a jam-packed city tour after a sumptuous dinner. (D)


a E e l d Mid ica r f A + Souk and safari your way across the Middle East and Africa and discover why these two gems are etched on the top of every traveller’s bucket list. Let your mane down and run wild in the Serengeti National Park and scramble over desert dunes in the Sahara desert (with a pot of mint tea waiting for you, of course).

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Afr ica Jumping at the chance to camp out under the starry African sky? Or perhaps sleeping al fresco just ain’t your thang? Either way, our trip styles have you covered.

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DAY 1 CAIRO. Slip into the rhythm of 6.76 million bodies, join in a game of backgammon and find out why the Egyptians call this place Umm al-Dunya or ‘the mother of the world’. Just make sure to rock up in time for tonight’s welcome meeting. DAY 2 CAIRO TO ASWAN VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. There’s old, and then there’s the necropolis of Saqqara. Soak up some ancient history, meander Coptic Cairo and get your haggle on in Khan el-Khalili market. Refuel with a mint tea or keep exploring. (B) DAY 3 ASWAN. Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Lord Byron... They’ve all done it. Go low tech with a ride on a felucca sailboat down the Nile. Switch to a motor boat to take in views of the Mausoleum of Aga Khan and Tombs of the Nobles before we jump ship at a Nubian village. (B) DAY 4 ASWAN. Kanye may lyricise that he is a god, but the great Pharaoh Ramesses II apparently bedded 1000 woman and fathered 90 children in his time. His four colossal statues at Abu Simbel are probably what Kanye has in mind when he looks in the mirror each morning. Yeezus! Visit the Temple of Hathor – built in honour of his wife, Queen Nefertari – then drink in the magic of the Nile at sunset. (B) DAY 5 ASWAN TO LUXOR. G.L.A.M.O.R.O.U.S. Today we’re travelling first class (in an air-conditioned mini bus) to Karnak for a touch of Luxor. Once the capital of ancient Egypt, it’s now a history-strewn landscape of souks and temples. (B) DAY 6 LUXOR TO CAIRO VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. Walk into the Valley of the Kings – aka the place everyone in ancient Egypt was dying to get into, then fly the flag for girl power at the temple of Queen Hatshepsut before gawking at the Colossi of Memnon. (B) DAY 7 CAIRO. Walk like an Egyptian into King Tutankhamun’s treasure chest at the Egyptian Museum – home to over 160,00 relics – then gain some perspective at the base of the 138-metre Great Pyramid of Giza. This hunk of ancient architecture could be remodelled into 30 Empire State Buildings. The Sphinx is its big-ass guard dog (or should that be lionman?). (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Egyptology tours at major sites (entrance fees not included: US$100*) ++ Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau ++ Egyptian Museum ++ Temples of Abu Simbel ++ Temples of Luxor & Karnak ++ Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut ++ Nubian village visit

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 Breakfasts (B) ++ 4 nights twin share in 4* hotels, 1 night twin share in 3* hotel, 2 nights aboard overnight coach ++ Arrival transfer from the airport to hotel ++ Transport in an air-conditioned minibus ++ Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader START MEET AT 7PM IN CAIRO FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN CAIRO

A SLEEPING BAG IS REQUIRED FOR THE FELUCCA SAILING PORTION OF THIS TRIP. SEE PAGE 9 DAY 8 CAIRO. The trip ends here (well, breakfast first), but pop on that fedora and keep on exploring, Indy. New York may tout itself as the city that never sleeps but it’s got nothin’ on the Big Mango. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Middle East trips, please visit our website.


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DAY 2 CAIRO TO ASWAN VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. See King Tutankhaman's treasures at the Egyptian Museum, and then have a Giza at the ancient pyramids and play ‘got your nose’ with the Sphinx. Never gets old. (B) DAY 3 ASWAN. Wake up in Aswan with a free day ahead, or opt to visit the Aswan High Dam and Philae Temple. The shrine to the goddess Isis had to be moved and reassembled like a jigsaw puzzle in the ‘70s due to the rising Nile. Also: a chance to explore a Nubian village. (B) DAY 4 ASWAN TO FELUCCA SAILING. After a templefilled day, climb aboard a traditional felucca sailboat. The adventure’s just beginning! (B,L,D) DAY 5 FELUCCA SAILING. Imagine: The sun on your back, the wind in your cotton sails and the best people you could ever hope to meet sharing stories, food and music in one cushion-strewn love-in. (B,L,D) DAY 6 FELUCCA SAILING TO LUXOR. Today we’re stepping off in Luxor, aka the world’s largest openair museum, for a chance to visit its namesake and Karnak temples. (B) DAY 7 LUXOR TO CAIRO VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. Get inside the Valley of the Kings then give a silent high five to Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled ancient Egypt for 20 years before snapping a selfie at the Colossi of Memnon. (B) DAY 8 CAIRO. Spend your free day chilling out or take the opportunity to tour the Saqqara Pyramid, Coptic Cairo and Khan el-Khalili market. Famished? Hit up a kushari vendor for Egypt’s version of fast food. (B) DAY 9 CAIRO. Just getting into the groove of this 24hour city? This adventure may be over after breakfast, but you can make like Indiana Jones and keep on seeking. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Egyptology tours at major sites (entrance fees not included: US$75*) ++ Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau ++ Egyptian Museum ++ Temples of Abu Simbel & Kom Ombo ++ Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut ++ Felucca Sailing on the Nile

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D) ++ 3 nights twin/triple share in 3* hotels, 1 night twin/triple share in tourist class hotel, 2 nights aboard a felucca sailboat, 2 nights aboard overnight coach ++ Arrival transfer from the airport to hotel ++ Transport in an air-conditioned minibus & felucca sailboat ++ Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader ARRIVE IN CAIRO AT ANY TIME ON DAY 1. WELCOME MEETING AT 7PM. FINISH DEPART CAIRO AT ANY TIME ON FINAL DAY. START

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DAY 1 CAIRO. Take 17,190 people per squarekilometre, traffic jams and of course, pyramids, and you’ve officially arrived in Umm al-Dunya. Tonight: convene with the gang for an Egyptian induction.


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DAY 1 MARRAKECH. Get your first taste of Morocco’s delicate dance of old and new world in the 18-plus souks that fill the city streets and prepare to bend it like the Berbers. Just make sure you arrive in time for tonight’s welcome meeting.

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DAY 2 MARRAKECH. Kick start your day with a guided city tour and see the Saadian tombs and Bahia Palace before ending in Djemaa El-fna – a town square that houses snake charmers, Barbary apes, singers, dancers, drummers and even a dentist. It's like Mardi Gras every day. (B) DAY 3 MARRAKECH TO TAMNOUGALT VIA AIT BEN HADDOU. The High Atlas Mountains separate you and the Sahara like Tom Selleck’s moustache separates his mouth from his face. Prepare for some of the most epic scenery to be burned into your retinas as we cross the Tizi n’Tichka pass. Alpine-esque fields of grazing sheep clash with unforgiving rocky terrain, mud-brick houses and some of the most nerve-shredding hairpin bends - plus a visit to World Heritage listed Ksar in Ait Ben Haddou phew. Tonight, sleep it off in a Kasbah. (B,L,D) DAY 4 TAMNOUGALT TO SAHARA DESERT. Leaving snowcapped mountains to go boarding on a sand dune sounds impossible, but it’s happening. Blast across sand flats, wind between (and bulldoze over) desert dunes and rattle your bones over the dry Draa River to reach our camp on the edge of the Erg Chigaga dunes. Board ‘til sand fills every orifice, and then feast on tagine around the fire. This is glamping, desert style. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SAHARA TO TAMALAKOUTE. Lake Iriki is the bane of desert survival, unless you’re a Berber or Bear Grylls. Its mirages can fool you into thinking this is the coast and it’s time for a cocktail. Either that, or it’s 2007 and you’re competing in the last Paris-Dakar Rally. Shack up for the night in a small village as a local Berber family welcome you into their home. (B,L,D) DAY 6 TAMALAKOUTE TO TAROUDANT. As far as road trips go, crossing the otherworldly volcanic landscape of the Jebel Siroua Mountains by 4x4 bats well above average. Expect endless twists through rock-strewn desert vistas, climbing to an elevation of 2500m with a windowslideshow of deep valleys, barley and saffron fields. Keep watch for blink-and-you’ll-miss-it villages where the Ait Ouaouzguit Berbers herd donkeys and cut weave a rug like no other. (B,L,D)

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Stay with local Berber family in Tamalakoute Guided tour of Marrakech Rock the Kasbah in Tamnougalt Off-road & overnight in the Sahara Desert Hit the beach at Essaouira Entrance fees to all sights in the itinerary

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights twin share in 3* hotels, 1 night in a kasbah, 1 night in a desert camp, 1 night in a Berber house ++ Arrival transfer from the airport to hotel ++ Transport in 4WD vehicle ++ Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader ARRIVE IN MARRAKECH AT ANY TIME ON DAY 1. WELCOME MEETING AT 8PM. FINISH DEPART MARRAKECH AT ANY TIME ON FINAL DAY. START

DAY 7 TAROUDANT TO ESSAOUIRA VIA AGADIR. In the Argan Forest there are goats that live in trees. How awesome is that?! Spend some time staring at them, then we’re off to the beach! (B,L) DAY 8 ESSAOUIRA. Your day, your way. Take the opportunity to hop on, and more importantly hang on, as you windsurf across the waves faster than a seagull after a dropped falafel. Or hit the beach between market shopping, we won’t judge. Pro tip: dine at the open-air fish stands for some essence of Essaouira tonight. Mmmm. (B) DAY 9 ESSAOUIRA TO MARRAKECH. Wash the last of that desert sand off before we head back to the Red City and a chance to meander the medina in Marrakech. ‘Our last night in Morocco’ sounds like a cheesy romance novel, but it’s true. (B) DAY 10 MARRAKECH. Write your own ending by spending a few more days (or weeks) in this sensory overload of a land. We’re outta here after breakfast. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Middle East trips, please visit our website.


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DAY 2 MARRAKECH. Be glad you’re not shooting on film when you visit the Saadian Tombs on a half-day tour. The detail in the doors and arches could #breakinstagram. See the Bahia Palace, visit the local medina, and then work your way past the snake charmers and sip fresh orange juice in Djemma el-fna square. (B) DAY 3 MARRAKECH TO RABAT VIA CASABLANCA. Today we visit the Hassan II Mosque – bearer of the world’s largest minaret (210 metres), with a frickin’ laser beam on top. After lunch, head to the UNESCO World Heritage capital of Rabat and paint the town red blue in Kasbah des Oudaias. (B) DAY 4 RABAT TO FES VIA VOLUBILIS AND MEKNES. Live la dolce vita in Volubilis, or at least get a good idea of what it was like during Roman times at these well-preserved ruins. Think: historic public buildings dating back a whopping 2,000 years ago. Then, walk through Meknes and go into pattern overdrive in Fes. (B) DAY 5 FES. Mausoleums, Mosques and (funky cold) medinas are in order today on a full-day whip around the city with a local guide. Lose yourself in the 9000 narrow cobbled streets – and world’s largest car-free urban area – in Fes el-Bali, lined with spices, food stalls and tanneries. Or hunt down a hammam for a (body) shine and polish. (B,L) DAY 6 FES TO ERRACHIDIA VIA IFRANE AND MIDELT. She’ll be comin’ over the (Atlas) mountains when she comes today. Adjust to the altitude in Alpine-fresh Ifrane, then carve back through cedar forests to Midelt for lunch and head south to Errachidia. (B) DAY 7 ERRACHIDIA TO MERZOUGA DESERT CAMP. Merzouga looks as if it might be engulfed by the red dunes of the Sahara Desert at any moment. Pull up a pool lounge and savour the view before setting off on camel (optional) to get Berber fever in a desert camp. Climb the dunes and feel your hair stand on end as the sky burns away the last sunlight of the day and melts into a blanket of diamonds. Epic doesn’t even cut it. (B,L,D)

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Guided tours of Marrakech, Rabat & Fes Rock the Kasbah in Rabat Get lost in the Medina of Fes Visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis Overnight in the Sahara Desert in Berber tents Entrance fees to all sights in the itinerary

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights twin share in 3* hotels, 1 night in a desert camp ++ Arrival transfer from the airport to hotel ++ Transport in an air-conditioned minibus ++ Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader

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DAY 8 MERZOUGA TO DADES GORGE VIA TODRA GORGE. Step into your own Roadrunner cartoon today in the rock climber's nirvana of Todra Gorge. With a 3D landscape of imposing orange sandstone peaks, streams and the odd camel playing outside your window today, the trip to Dades Gorge will seem quicker than a coyote. (B,D) DAY 9 DADES GORGE TO MARRAKECH VIA AIT BEN HADDOU. Step onto the set of Game of Thrones, Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and The Mummy...to name but a few. Aït Ben-Haddou is UNESCO World Heritage and ‘Desert Hollywood’ beauty combined on an old caravan route between Sudan and Marrakech. The fortified city’s imposing walls have got nothing on the switchbacks of Tizi n’Tichka Pass, though. (B) DAY 10 MARRAKECH. Don’t cry into your couscous. The trip might be over after breakfast but your adventure doesn’t have to be. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Middle East trips please visit our website.

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

STARTING FROM $ 118 / D AY

DAY 1 MARRAKECH. Ditch the map, turn off your phone and get hopelessly lost in a maze of mosaics and souks in the Red City – the best surprises are waiting around every corner. Get acquainted with the gang at tonight’s welcome meeting.


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2

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10

MEALS

PHOTO: JERUSALEM, ISRAEL

AMMAN

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22

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31

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25

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13

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TRIP PRICE FROM $2235 TRIP PRICE FROM $2295 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

10 DAYS FROM

$

2235

STARTING FROM $ 224 / D AY

USD PER PERSON

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

DAY 1 AMMAN, JORDAN. Touch down in one of the oldest cities in existence and drop off your gear before trading bios with your new travel buds tonight. Founded in 7000 BC, Amman has seen it all, and so will you. Stay tuned... DAY 2 AMMAN TO PETRA. Madaba is home to a mosaic map of the Holy Land, so detailed it’s like an ancient Navman. From there, take in views of Moses proportions from Mt Nebo and explore Karak Castle where the Crusaders ruled over the valley below. (B) DAY 3 PETRA. ‘Historic’ is a word that doesn’t even come close to describing a city that was founded around 312 BC. Petra stands as a testament to man’s ability to create beauty from nothing with 80-metre high red sandstone tunnels and a facade made famous by Indiana Jones. (B) DAY 4 PETRA TO WADI RUM VIA LITTLE PETRA. Traversing the desert used to be done on camels – these days you get a 4x4. Same same but with more horsepower. Spend a night with one of the world’s most ancient nomadic tribes in a Bedouin camp and get to know the Wadi Rum desert, aka the film site for the likes of The Martian and Transformers. Tonight, chow down on a tra-dish earth-oven feast. (B,D) DAY 5 WADI RUM TO AQABA. Aqaba was founded around 4000 BC and there’s little wonder why. It’s Jordan’s only coastal city and sits smack bang in the middle of everything that is the Red Sea. Take the option to (wet)suit up and see what all those ‘top dives in the world’ lists are on about. Or swim, snack on knafeh and get scrubbed down in a hammam. (B) DAY 6 AQABA TO AMMAN. Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad empires have all had their two cents when it comes to Amman, creating a melting pot of ancient historical sites. You’ll see the Roman amphitheatre, Citadel and more on this afternoon’s city tour. But first, a dip in the Dead Sea. (B) DAY 7 AMMAN TO JERUSALEM, ISRAEL VIA JERASH AND AJLOUN. Roman ruins in Jerash and a pit stop to see the Ajloun fortress before we cross the border. Israel’s next. (B)

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

Discover the 'Lost City of Petra' Float in the Dead Sea - lowest point on earth Guided tours of Amman & ancient Jerash Wadi Rum 4x4 Excursion & Desert Camp Relax on the Red Sea in Aqaba Wine tasting in Israel Guided tours of Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Tel Aviv Entrance fees to all sights in the itinerary

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 8 nights twin share in 3* hotels, 1 night twin share in a Bedouin desert camp ++ Arrival transfer from the airport to the hotel ++ Transport in an air-conditioned minibus or coach ++ Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader ARRIVE IN AMMAN AT ANY TIME ON DAY 1. WELCOME MEETING AT 7PM. FINISH DEPART AMMAN AT ANY TIME ON FINAL DAY. START

DAY 8 JERUSALEM. Christianity, Islam and Judaism all consider Jerusalem a holy place; it's kind of a big deal. You’ll go to: Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, King David’s Tomb, Wailing Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Golgotha (where Jesus was crucified), just to name a few. (B) DAY 9 JERUSALEM TO TEL AVIV VIA BETHLEHEM. Step into the real-life nativity scene of Bethlehem before swapping the religious sites for a winery visit and taking your pick of 16 beaches in Tel Aviv. Wander the chilled-out seaport of Old Jaffa then see why Lonely Planet ranked this place amongst the top ten party cities in the world. (B) DAY 10 TEL AVIV. The trip might be over after breakfast, but don’t leave until you track down Abu Hassan for hummus that will haunt your dreams (it’s that good). (B) For more awesome Topdeck Middle East trips, please visit our website.


4 DAY | K R U G E R S A F A R I JOHANNESBURG

JOHANNESBURG

1

7 DAY | K R U G E R , S W A Z I & B E A C H 8

COUNTRY VISITED

2

7

COUNTRIES VISITED

MEALS

TRIP CODE: ZOSSJR

FINISH 2017

DURBAN

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

TRIP CODE: ZOSAKJ S TA R T

JOHANNESBURG

MEALS

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1 STOP & STAY

117

AFRICA

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24

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8

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14

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28

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31

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28

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19

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28

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27

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11

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11

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25

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28

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29

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10

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Gods Window ++ Bourke’s Luck Pot Holes ++ 2 days Kruger National Park + game drives

START MEET AT 8AM IN JOHANNESBURG FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN JOHANNESBURG

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 3 nights in campsites ++ Fully equipped safari vehicle ++ 2-person dome tents or twinshare accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

++ God’s Window ++ Bourke’s Luck Pot Holes ++ Kruger National Park game drives ++ Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary ++ Ngwenya glass factory, Mbabane ++ Royal Enclosure/ Swaziland Village ++ St Lucia boat cruise ++ Hluhluwe Game Reserve + game drive

DAY 1 JOHANNESBURG TO GREATER KRUGER, SOUTH AFRICA. (D) DAY 2 GREATER KRUGER TO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. (B,L,D) DAY 3 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. (B,L,D) DAY 4 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK TO JOHANNESBURG. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Africa trips please visit our website. CAMPING TRIP PRICE OF $465 + $80 ADVENTURE PASS ACCOMMODATED TRIP PRICE OF $575 + $80 ADVENTURE PASS Price based on USD Per Person twin-share

4 DAYS FROM

545

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $137/DAY

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in campsites ++ Fully equipped safari vehicle ++ 2-person dome tents or twinshare accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

START MEET AT 7AM IN JOHANNESBURG FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN DURBAN

DAY 1 JOHANNESBURG TO GREATER KRUGER, SOUTH AFRICA. (D) DAY 2 GREATER KRUGER TO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. (B,L,D) DAY 3 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. (B,L,D) DAY 4 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK TO MLILWANE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, SWAZILAND. (B,L,D) DAY 5 MLILWANE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY. (B,L,D) DAY 6 MLILWANE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY TO ST LUCIA, SOUTH AFRICA.

(B,L,D)

DAY 7 ST LUCIA TO HLUHLUWE GAME RESERVE. (B,L) For more awesome Topdeck Africa trips please visit our website. CAMPING TRIP PRICE OF $505 + $100 ADVENTURE PASS ACCOMMODATED TRIP PRICE OF $705 + $100 ADVENTURE PASS Price based on USD Per Person twin-share

7 DAYS FROM

605

$

USD Per Person

STARTING FROM $87/DAY

AFRICA

AFRICA


118

AFRICA

AFRICA

7 DAY | A F R I C A N I N S I G H T

PHOTO: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA

JOHANNESBURG

3

COUNTRIES VISITED

15/16

MEALS

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Gorge swing ++ Helicopter over the Falls

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

TRIP CODE: ZOAIJL/ZOAILJ S TA R T FINISH EX. JOHANNESBURG ZOAIJL

S TA R T FINISH EX. LIVINGSTONE ZOAILJ

2017

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12

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18

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4

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10

26

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18

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24

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9

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26

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12

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24

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10

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16

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24

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30

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21

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7

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13

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29

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5

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21

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27

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13

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19

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5

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11

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27

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19

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25

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10

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16

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2

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8

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24

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30

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16

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22

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7

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13

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30

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5

21

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27

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13

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19

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5

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11

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19

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25

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11

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17

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8

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16

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22

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8

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28

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20

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STARTING FROM $ 167 / D AY

LIVINGSTONE

JAN

17

25

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31

8

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14

22

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28

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3

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9

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23

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31

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6

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14

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20

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8

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14

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28

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6

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22

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28

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14

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20

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28

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17

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23

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15

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23

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29

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DAYS 1-2 JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA VIA GREATER KRUGER. Our trip begins in Johannesburg, the City of Gold and one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the African continent. Starting early, we travel east through the Mpumalanga province to the Greater Kruger area. Kruger is South Africa’s premier national park and in connection with parks in adjoining Mozambique and Botswana, covers 24,000 square kilometres of land used in the protection of African wildlife! Over dinner we enjoy a Shangaan cultural evening including traditional dance. We enjoy a full day’s game viewing in the national park, seeking wildlife encounters with Africa’s Big 5–lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard–as well as giraffe, hippo, zebra, various antelope and a variety of amazing birdlife and reptiles. (D) (B,L,D) DAY 3-4 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK TO MATOBO NATIONAL PARK VIA TSHIPISE. Leaving Kruger we move north, spending the night near the Limpopo River close to the Beitbridge border. Completing formalities at the border we enter Zimbabwe and drive through stunning landscapes and the town of Gweru to Matobo National Park, home to a wide variety of animal species including black and white rhinoceros, zebra, wildebeest and giraffe. Try various activities including game drives, fishing, horse riding and many more. (B,L,Dx2) DAY 5-7 MATOBO NATIONAL PARK TO LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA. Awake to another day in this nature lover’s heaven. While away the hours with a spot of bird watching, or test your fitness levels with a good old fashioned hike. From Matobo National Park we cross into Zambia and drive to Livingstone, where our camp is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River. We have our last night at camp just downstream from Victoria Falls, one of Africa’s most spectacular sights and the perfect place to end our trip. (B,L,D) (BX2) For more awesome Topdeck Africa trips please visit our website.

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

Kruger National Park Matobo National Park Shangaan cultural evening Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) on ZOAIJL / 5 lunches (L) on ZOAILJ, 5 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in campsites ++ Fully equipped safari vehicle ++ 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver START MEET AT 7AM IN JOHANNESBURG OR 8AM IN LIVINGSTONE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10AM IN LIVINGSTONE OR 6PM IN JOHANNESBURG

CAMPING TRIP PRICE OF $1065 + $100 ADVENTURE PASS ACCOMMODATED TRIP PRICE OF $1505 + $100 ADVENTURE PASS

Price based on usd Per Person twin-share TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

7 DAYS FROM

$

1165

USD PER PERSON

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.


119

AFRICA

NAIROBI

2

COUNTRIES VISITED

22

MEALS

PHOTO: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA

DAR ES SALAAM

AFRICA

11 DAY | H I G H L I G H T S O F T A N Z A N I A

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

DAY 6 DAR ES SALAAM TO MARANGU. All aboard our overland truck as we travel inland from Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coast to the grassy plains of Northern Tanzania. It’s by the Pangani River, one of the most important rivers in the country, that we’ll set up camp for the night. (B,L,D) DAY 7 MARANGU TO ARUSHA. Continue on to Tanzania’s sprawling safari capital Arusha, passing by Africa’s highest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro. During our stay in Arusha, we can take a guided walk in the local Maasai village to learn about their traditional culture, and even visit the snake enclosure at the Meserani Snake Park! (B,L,D) DAYS 8-10 ARUSHA AND SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK/ NGORONGORO CRATER. Transferring to smaller 4WD vehicles, it’s time for a 2 night/3 day game viewing trip through the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. We pass into the park and drive around the Crater’s rim and down onto the Serengeti plains, where we hope to spot all of the Big 5 – as well as hyena, cheetah, wildebeest and antelope! (B,L,Dx3) DAY 11 ARUSHA TO NAIROBI, KENYA. After our last night at camp, we make our way across the Maasai Steppe to the Kenyan frontier. Completing formalities at Namanga border post, we drive the last stretch of road to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, where our tour sadly ends. (B,L) For more awesome Topdeck Africa trips please visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Zanzibar ++ Maasai village walk ++ Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion

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

TRIP CODE: ZOCKDN S TA R T

FINISH

SEP

5

OCT

JAN

12

JAN

9

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19

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16

JAN

26

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23

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2

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30

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9

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6

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16

NOV

13

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23

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20

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30

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27

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9

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4

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14

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13

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18

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27

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11

START MEET AT 7AM IN DAR ES SALA AM FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN NAIROBI

S TA R T 25

2

10 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) 6 nights in campsites & 4 nights hotels Zanzibar ferry Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

++ Zanzibar spice tour ++ Dhow snorkeling safari

FINISH 2017

2018

10

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20

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1

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11

24

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4

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15

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25

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8

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29

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8

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22

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22

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15

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26

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19

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29

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22

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CAMPING TRIP PRICE OF $1625 + $880 ADVENTURE PASS ACCOMMODATED TRIP PRICE OF $2075 + $880 ADVENTURE PASS

Price based on USD Per Person twin-share TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

11 DAYS FROM

$

2505

USD PER PERSON

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

STARTING FROM $ 228 / D AY

DAYS 1-5 DAR ES SALAAM AND ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA. Start your adventure by departing Tanzania’s main port city, Dar es Salaam by ferry for the relaxing paradise island of Zanzibar. Enjoy the capital Stone Town and visit the palm-fringed shores of the northern beaches, where you can try your hand at snorkelling and diving. Known as ‘Spice Island’, you’ll have the chance to explore the bazaars, mosques, palaces and alleyways of the old town, taking in the dazzling tastes and scents that linger in the air. Dragging our feet, we leave Zanzibar and ferry back to Dar es Salaam to continue our journey. (Bx3) (B,D)


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AFRICA

12 DAY | C O A S T , L E S O T H O & C A P E T O W N

PHOTO: ADDO ELEPHANT NP, SOUTH AFRICA

DURBAN

2

COUNTRIES VISITED

30

MEALS

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Hermanus whale watching cruise ++ Horse riding

DAY STOP

1 STOP & STAY

TRIP CODE: ZOSSRC S TA R T

FINISH 2017

S TA R T

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23

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4

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28

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8

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7

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18

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11

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22

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25

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15

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11

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22

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18

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29

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25

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13

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24

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6

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17

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27

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7

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20

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31

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10

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21

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14

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17

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28

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10

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26

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29

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9

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21

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2

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12

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23

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16

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26

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6

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19

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9

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20

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CAMPING TRIP PRICE OF $845 + $95 ADVENTURE PASS ACCOMMODATED TRIP PRICE OF $1045 + $95 ADVENTURE PASS

Price based on USD Per Person twin-share TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

12 DAYS FROM

$ STARTING FROM $ 79/ D AY

CAPE TOWN

940

USD PER PERSON All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 1 DURBAN TO UNDERBERG AREA. Divert your compass inland today, as we drive via Pietermaritzburg to our camp for the next two nights at Sani Lodge. (L,D) DAY 2 UNDERBERG AREA TO SANI PASS. Today we join a guided tour of Lesotho via the spectacular gateway of the Sani Pass. After lunch we meet the shepherds of the area who spend the summer months tending to their flocks, before taking a short walk to view Thabana Ntlenyana. (L,D) DAY 3 Underberg Area to Drakensberg, Lesotho via Battlefields Soak up some history at the Battlefields today, a site that speaks to the many lives lost at war. (B,L,D) DAY 4 DRAKENSBERG. Prep your day pack – we’re off to the Royal Natal National Park. Satisfied and with our muscles stretched for the day, we’ll enjoy a wholesome dinner. (B,L,D) DAY 5 DRAKENSBERG TO MALEALEA. This morning, we head to the northern section of Lesotho, reentering at the Maseru Bridge Gate. Heading over the mountain ranges, we’ll bunker down at Malealea Lodge, which offers many optional activities. (B,L,D) DAY 6 MALEALEA. Hurrah! Enjoy a free day to explore this beautiful mountainous country on the many optional activities on offer. (B,L,D) DAY 7 MALEALEA TO GRAAFF-REINET, SOUTH AFRICA. Leaving the highlands and crossing back into South Africa, we’ll venture through stunning diverse country to arrive at Graaff-Reinet. (B,L) DAY 8 GRAAFF-REINET TO ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK. Today, we drive to the Addo Elephant National Park for some serious animal spotting. (B,L,D) DAY 9 ADDO ELEPHANT TO KNYSNA / TSITSIKAMMA FOREST. On entry to Tsitsikamma Forest, choose from boat cruises and canoe trips to nature hikes and bird watching. Later on, we’ll travel towards Knysna, which is renowned for its buzzing cafe life and drool-worthy seafood. (B,L)

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

Sani pass excursion Battlefields, Talana Hill Royal National Park Drakensberg Mountains Addo Elephant National Park + game drives Cango Caves visit Cape Agulhas Wine tasting

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

11 breakfasts (B), 11 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D) 11 nights in campsites Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver START MEET AT 8AM IN DURBAN FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN CAPE TOWN

DAY 10 KNYSNA TO OUDTSHOORN. This afternoon, we’re off to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world. This region is also home to the spectacular Cango Caves, Africa's largest show cave system. (B,L,D) DAY 11 OUDTSHOORN TO HERMANUS. Relaxed and revitalized from the wonderful Oudtshoorn hospitality, we jump back in our vehicle and head south to the coastal town of Hermanus, famous for its whale and dolphin sightings. (B,L) DAY 12 HERMANUS TO CAPE TOWN. Swap emails as our trip draws to an end towards at the foot of Table Mountain in the popular mother city of South Africa, Cape Town. (B) For more awesome Topdeck Africa trips, please visit our website.


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PHOTO: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA

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DAY 4 NAIROBI TO ARUSHA, TANZANIA. After crossing the border into Tanzania, we arrive at our destination, Arusha. Situated mid-way between Cape Town and Cairo, this is very much Tanzania’s ‘safari capital’ – a bustling city with colourful markets, shops, vehicles and people, all nestling in the shadow of the brooding Mt Meru. After exploring the curio markets, we head to our camp just outside Arusha on the open plains to the west of the city. (B,L,D) DAYS 5-8 ARUSHA TO BAGAMOYO VIA SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK AND NGORONGORO CRATER. We switch to smaller 4WD vehicles and drive west to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. We view game by day and camp out by night in the middle of the reserve, where wildlife may roam past. From the Serengeti plains we climb the steep sided Ngorongoro Crater and make camp on the rim. The Ngorongoro Crater is a spectacular World Heritage Site, offering unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities. Returning to Arusha and rejoining our truck, we travel past Mt Kilimanjaro and have a night to relax in the Bagamoyo area. (B,L,Dx4) DAYS 9-13 BAGAMOYO TO DAR ES SALAAM AND ZANZIBAR. Today we’re off to Dar es Salaam. After a night here we ferry over to gorgeous Zanzibar to relax, unwind and enjoy the bounty of treats this idyllic paradise has to offer. Try snorkelling and diving, indulge in some sumptuous seafood, or simply relax beneath a coconut palm with a cocktail and a good book. Once you’ve enjoyed all this island has to offer, we’ll return to the mainland where our trip (sadly) ends. (B,L,D) (Bx4) For more awesome Topdeck Africa trips please visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Maasai Mara National Reserve ++ Maasai village walk ++ Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion

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12 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) 9 nights in campsites & 3 nights in hotels Zanzibar ferry Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Zanzibar spice tour ++ Dhow snorkeling safari START MEET AT 8AM IN NAIROBI FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN DAR ES SALA AM

TRIP CODE: ZOKCND S TA R T

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CAMPING TRIP PRICE OF $1645 + $1365 ADVENTURE PASS ACCOMMODATED TRIP PRICE OF $2155 + $1365 ADVENTURE PASS

Price based on USD Per Person twin-share TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

13 DAYS FROM

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3010

USD PER PERSON

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

STARTING FROM $ 232 / D AY

DAYS 1-3 NAIROBI, KENYA, AND MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE. From Nairobi we travel to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s best known game park. The Mara’s rolling grasslands and broad horizons, not to mention the wildlife, bring to mind images of what many people think of as ‘classic’ Africa. (L,D) (B,L,DX2)


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PHOTO: GARIEP (ORANGE) RIVER, CAPE TOWN

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CAMPING TRIP PRICE OF $1925 + $430 ADVENTURE PASS ACCOMMODATED TRIP PRICE OF $3405 + $430 ADVENTURE PASS

Price based on USD Per Person twin-share TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

STARTING FROM $ 124 / D AY

19 DAYS FROM

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2355

USD PER PERSON

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAYS 1-2 LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA TO CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA. Our adventure starts in Livingstone at our campsite located on the banks of the great Zambezi River. This is a great base to explore the buzzing Victoria Falls region so make sure you arrive a few days before the trip starts. On day two we make our way to Botswana and Chobe National Park, where we take a game viewing boat cruise in the afternoon. Sit back, relax and watch elephants, buffaloes and hippos in the river shallows. Chobe is also known for its prolific birdlife, especially the beautiful fish eagle. (B,L,D) DAY 3 CHOBE NATIONAL PARK TO NATA. We start the day with an early morning game drive before continuing on to our next overnight campsite in Nata. (B,L,D) DAYS 4-5 NATA TO OKAVANGO DELTA VIA MAUN. Our next stop is Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. Explore the myriad waterways and swaying grasses of this wetland habitat on foot and dugout canoe (mokoro), hopefully spotting hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and elephants. Tonight, fall asleep with nothing but the tranquil nocturnal sounds of the African bush in the background. (B,L,Dx2) DAY 6 OKAVANGO DELTA TO MAUN. In Western Botswana we join the local Bushmen for a guided walk to see how people live in the Kalahari. (B,L,D) DAYS 7-9 MAUN TO ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, NAMIBIA, VIA WINDHOEK. Today we cross into Namibia and stop in the small but charming capital, Windhoek. It’s then north to the arid terrain of Etosha National Park for more excellent game viewing. (B,L) (B,L,Dx2) DAYS 10-11 ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK TO SPITZKOPPE. Next up we camp at the eerie and spectacular Spitzkoppe, a group of bald granite rocks that are more than 120 million years old. (B,L,Dx2) DAYS 12-13 SPITZKOPPE TO SWAKOPMUND. Relax for two nights in Swakopmund with plenty of time to enjoy the optional adventure activities on offer. Try skydiving, quad biking or just soak up the atmosphere in one of Swakopmund’s many cafés. (Bx2) DAYS 14-15 SWAKOPMUND TO SESRIEM VIA SOLITAIRE. It’s on to the desert landscapes of Namib Naukluft Park, home to the highest sand dunes on the planet. Grab the

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

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls Etosha National Park Kalahari Bushman walk Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings Chobe National Park Okavango Delta excursion - Mokoro/walking safari ++ Sossusvlei & Dune 45

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18 breakfasts (B), 15 lunches (L), 14 dinners (D) 16 nights in campsites & 2 nights hostels Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sandboarding in Swakopmund ++ Orange River canoeing START MEET AT 8AM IN LIVINGSTONE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN CAPE TOWN

chance to climb the giant red dunes in the world’s oldest desert for a view to write home about. (B,L,Dx2) DAYS 16-19 SESRIEM TO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, VIA FISH RIVER CANYON AND GARIEP (ORANGE) RIVER. Check out the magnificent Fish River Canyon before continuing on to South Africa. After a night by the Gariep (Orange) River and another in the fertile Western Cape, our epic journey ends in beautiful Cape Town. (B,L,DX3) (B) For more awesome Topdeck Africa trips please visit our website.


22 DAY | Z A N Z I B A R , V I C F A L L S A N D K R U G E R JOHANNESBURG

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PHOTO: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA

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DAYS 5-10 DAR ES SALAAM TO LAKE MALAWI, MALAWI. Today we head towards Malawi, stopping en route in Mikumi National Park and Iringa. Happily spend a few days camping along the shore of Lake Malawi, and enjoy the option of snorkelling, horseback riding, or taking a guided village walk to see how the locals live. (B,L,Dx6) DAYS 11-12 LAKE MALAWI TO LUSAKA, ZAMBIA. Crossing the border near Chipata into Zambia, we make our way to the capital and one of the fastest growing cities in southern Africa, Lusaka. (B,L,Dx2) DAYS 13-16 LUSAKA TO LIVINGSTONE. Our base for the next few days is Livingstone, close to the awesome Victoria Falls. This is Africa’s adventure capital so make the most of it with optional white water rafting, gorge-swinging, canoeing and even bungy jumping. Check out the Falls from Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and live it up with the many activities on offer. (Bx4) DAYS 17-20 LIVINGSTONE TO GREATER KRUGER, SOUTH AFRICA VIA MATOPOS NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE. From Livingstone, we cross into Zimbabwe, stopping for two nights at Matobo National Park, famous for its large population of black and white rhinos. Enjoy a game drive and various activities at the park, before entering South Africa via the Limpopo Province to the Kruger National Park. (B,L,Dx4) DAYS 21-22 GREATER KRUGER TO JOHANNESBURG. It’s here at Kruger National Park that you have a final opportunity to game-drive in South Africa’s largest and best known wildlife area. Tonight we have a cultural show of Shangaan dancing, before making tracks the following day via the Mpumalanga province to Johannesburg where the trip ends. (B,L,D) (B) For more awesome Topdeck Africa trips please visit our website.

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

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls Kruger National Park Shangaan cultural evening Matobo National Park

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

21 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L), 14 dinners (D) 18 nights in campsites & 3 nights hotels Zanzibar ferry Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Zanzibar spice tour ++ Dhow snorkeling safari

START 8.30AM HOTEL NAME FINISH MEET 8.30AM START AT HOTEL 7AM INNAME DAR ES SALA AM FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN JOHANNESBURG

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CAMPING TRIP PRICE OF $2495 + $100 ADVENTURE PASS ACCOMMODATED TRIP PRICE OF $3485 + $100 ADVENTURE PASS

Price based on USD Per Person twin-share TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

22 DAYS FROM

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2595

USD PER PERSON

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

STARTING FROM $ 118 / D AY

DAYS 1-4 DAR ES SALAAM AND ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA. After catching our ferry to Zanzibar we’ve got three days of leisure on the dazzling spice Island. Explore Stone Town’s alleyways, architecture and markets, and then hit up the white sand beaches, leaning palms and warm tropical waters. (Bx3) (B,L,D)


& A US nada Ca It’s all sparkle and icons in the home to stars and stripes and that big ‘ol maple leaf. You’ve seen the movies, now see the sights in real life. Roll between borders and cruise legendary highways, take an ‘I HEART NYC’ moment to yourself or ski through fresh powder in Whistler, Canada. With something for everyone, North America is where it’s at.

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, SAN FRANCISCO


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Hotel Fit for couples and singles who love creature comforts, our Hotel trips offer private ensuite twin-share/double rooms with all the amenities. A mix of hotels, motels and lodges which are centrally-located or close to transport links, you can expect a little more ‘me time’ and space to spread out.

ACCOMMODATION +3 STAR HOTELS ROOM T YPES TWIN-SHARE/DOUBLE

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Hostel Plus Enjoy modern, multi-share hostel rooms with likeminded explorers, with plenty of hotel upgrades to boot! Our most social trip style, Hostel Plus is perfect for fun-seeking travellers who are looking for a taste of adventure.

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City Escapes Whether you’re en route to your next fabulous destination, looking to explore a city more in depth or simply have some time to kill pre or post adventure, our city escapes are where it’s at.

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ New York One World Tower ++ Manhattan walking tour with local guide

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Washington DC illumination tour ++ Cleveland Rock N Roll Hall of Fame ++ 360 Chicago Tower

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Philadelphia One Liberty Tower Observation Deck ++ Chicago Wrigley Field baseball tour ++ Chicago jet boat tour

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 5 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/ mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

START MEET AT 8 AM IN NEW YORK. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN CHICAGO.

DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY TO WASHINGTON, DC. (D) DAY 2 WASHINGTON, DC. (B) DAY 3 WASHINGTON, DC. (B) DAY 4 WASHINGTON TO CLEVELAND, OHIO. (B) DAY 5 CLEVELAND TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, VIA AMISH COUNTRY, INDIANA.

(D)

DAY 6 CHICAGO. (B) DAY 7 CHICAGO. (B) This is a section of the 26 Day Presidents & Parks trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $790

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START MEET AT 7PM IN NEW YORK. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW YORK.

This is a section of the 13 Day Stars & Stripes trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

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3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) 3 nights accommodation in a hotel 7 day NYC Metro Pass Awesome Trip Leader

Learn the meaning of “I Heart NYC” after four #totesamaze days in the Big Apple. This concrete jungle where dreams are made (according to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys) is all that and a bag of pretzels. From technicoloured Times Square and Liberty Island (that's the one with the tall lady on it) to Central Park, Chelsea and the uber-cool lower east side, you’re guaranteed to find a nook in this glorious city that floats your Manhattan cocktail.

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ New York helicopter tour ++ Central Park bike tour ++ Brooklyn pizza tour

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PHOTO: GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA

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DAY 2 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. G-rated Vegas sounds like an oxymoron, but there's plenty of family-friendly options from indoor skydiving to roller coasters atop needle-pin buildings. Have a go at carting, feel like Godzilla in a helicopter flight above the strip, or recline in your seat as you watch the world go by from the Observation Wheel. DAY 3 LAS VEGAS (DAY TRIP TO GRAND CANYON). Stay by the pool or live large—your choice, but a day trip to the Grand Canyon is included. The OMG view around the canyon rim or from the (optional) chopper is well worth the journey along Route 66. DAY 4 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION, CALIFORNIA. Lost track of time last night? Swap stories of your Vegas antics as we drive from the desert to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and our gateway to Yosemite National Park. (D) DAY 5 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. There aren't enough flowery adjectives to describe the beauty of Yosemite Valley. It doesn't have honey badgers, but it does have bears, coyotes and golden eagles that are badass in their own right. Hike to Vernal Falls, ride or take the free shuttle to explore the real-world equivalent of Narnia. There’s always the Ansel Adams Gallery if you need photography pointers. (B) DAY 6 YOSEMITE TO NAPA VALLEY. The home of Californian wine is well worth the ride—says 3.3 million people coming here every year. Luckily you’ve got an included wine tasting. The only question is Pinot or Sav Blanc? Your call. (B,D) DAY 7 NAPA VALLEY TO SAN FRANCISCO. Just like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, the reward of walking on the Golden Gate bridge awaits us as we

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

Grand Canyon Yosemite National Park Party bus in Las Vegas Wine tasting in the Napa Valley

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Las Vegas nightclub crawl ++ Las Vegas High Roller Observation Wheel ++ Grand Canyon helicopter tour START MEET AT 7:45AM IN LOS ANGELES. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN SAN FRANCISCO.

arrive in free-loving San Francisco. Stop in Sausalito en-route to SF before our city tour of heavyweights: Golden Gate Bridge, Haight-Ashbury, Painted Ladies, Chinatown, North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf. (B)

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7 DAYS FROM

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1180

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

For more awesome Topdeck USA & Canada trips please visit our website.

NOTE: IF YOU WANT A GET INTO JAIL PASS TO VISIT ALCATRAZ IN SAN FRANCISCO, DO THE CRIME (OF BOOKING) BEFORE YOU COME ON TOUR.

STARTING FROM $1 69/ D AY

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Assemble the wolf pack as we drive across the Mojave desert: first stop Vegas. Postcards home write of buffets, blackjack and the Bellagio, but few mention the ridiculous antics you can only get up to in Sin City. Fancy(er) than normal pools, 5am burgers in your hotel and party buses...we did say this was Vegas. Hit the Strip aboard our party bus and let Vegas show you its colours.


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PHOTO: BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

VANCOUVER

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CALGARY FEATURE

The 7th July & 9th July 2017 departures follow a special 12-day itinerary including two nights in Calgary during the Calgary Stampede. Visit www.topdeck.travel for details.

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11/12 DAYS FROM

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STARTING FROM $ 160 / D AY

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

DAY 1 VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA TO KELOWNA. Kelowna is known for two things - golf and grapes. Take in the views as we drive through Fraser Valley, over the Coquihalla Pass and into the Okanagan Valley. Get to know the crew over dinner tonight. (D) DAY 2 KELOWNA TO GOLDEN. Glacier National Park has the quintessential mountain peaks and lush valleys of Maria's Alps, and we haven't even reached the Rockies yet. Stop at Rogers Pass en route to learn about Canadian history and the Park’s wildlife. (B,D) DAY 3-4 GOLDEN TO BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA. It's Louise vs Moraine in today's episode of Lake's Got Talent – you be the judge as we cross through Kicking Horse Pass and the Continental Divide into Banff, Alberta. Raise your pulse with optional white-water rafting on Kicking Horse River, mountain biking or horse riding. (B) DAY 5-6 BANFF TO JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Ice, ice baby! First, the world’s most scenic highway – the Icefields Parkway. Second, the Columbia Icefield – the largest ice cap south of the Arctic Circle. Third, a ‘Sno Coach’ tour of the Athabasca Glacier. Take it to the skies with the optional heli-flight, and then defrost in Jasper. With museums, horseback riding, canoeing, rock climbing and fishing, Jasper’s options are endless. (B) (B) DAY 7 JASPER TO KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA. At over 12,000 feet Mount Robson is the Rockies' highest peak. You'll have just enough time to selfie with a mountain goat statue and spot the moose near Moose Lake before we have a date with Kamloops. (B,D) DAY 8 KAMLOOPS TO WHISTLER. Pass through the small towns and indigenous communities of British Columbia en route to Whistler. It's the holy grail of ski resorts, but you'll be surprised at how much more there is to do when the snow melts. (D) DAY 9-10 WHISTLER. Whistler is all about mountain biking, ziplining, or working on your tan at the beach (seriously) with the other off-season ski bunnies. Keep your eyes peeled for bears as you ride a gondola UP

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Sno-coach adventure at the Athabasca Glacier ++ Banff & Jasper National Parks ++ Entry to Banff Upper Hot Springs

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 5 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) (7 breakfasts & 4 dinners on Calgary itinerary) ++ 10 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges (11 nights on Calgary itinerary) ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Whitewater rafting near Banff ++ Heli-flight over Columbia Icefield ++ Ziplining in Whistler START MEET AT 8AM IN VANCOUVER. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN VANCOUVER.

the mountains, canoe/kayak your way around or see the past Olympic sights. DAY 11 WHISTLER TO VANCOUVER. Passing Brandywine and Shannon Falls, we'll wrap up our trip along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Vancity. Cue sad faces and goodbyes or head straight to one of the 40-plus brew houses in this craft-beer capital. For more awesome Topdeck USA & Canada trips please visit our website.


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12 DAY | S C H O O L O F R O C K STATES

PHOTO: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, USA

START IN NEW YORK OR NEW ORLEANS

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ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Washington DC illumination tour ++ Elvis Experience at Graceland

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 11 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

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DAY 11 MEMPHIS TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, VIA JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI. Swap one musical city for another today, via Jackson, ‘the city of soul’. (B)

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DAY 8 NASHVILLE. You could keep the country music ringing in your ears with a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Maybe bar hop the music spots. Or do both. (B)

DAY 12 NEW ORLEANS. After breakfast, say goodbye to your coach mates. But if you want to stay on in the bayou, there are plenty of po-boys to sustain you and more live music than you can shake a tailfeather to. (B)

USD PER PERSON

DAY 9 NASHVILLE TO MEMPHIS. We stop at Casey Jones Village (great ice cream) before dinner in Memphis. Head for Beale Street to hunt down some live music. (B,D)

This is a section of the 26 Day Coast to Coast trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

DAY 10 MEMPHIS. You’ve just got to grace Graceland with your presence. The rest of the afternoon is yours to play with. Hint: Sun Studios is a good place to start. (B)

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TRIP PRICE OF $2095

MEET AT 8AM IN NEW YORK (UHSTNO) OR 6PM IN NEW ORLEANS (UHSTON). APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW ORLEANS (UHSTNO) OR 5PM IN NEW YORK (UHSTON).

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STARTING FROM $ 175 / D AY

DAY 1: NEW YORK CITY TO WASHINGTON, DC, VIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. Pose with Rocky Balboa (well, his statue) on a driving tour of Philadelphia. Tonight see Washington all lit up on an illumination tour. (D)

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PHOTO: MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, USA

START IN NYC OR NEW ORLEANS

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13 DAYS FROM

STARTING FROM $ 174 / D AY

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DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY TO WASHINGTON, DC, VIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. Pose with Rocky Balboa (well, his statue) on a driving tour of Philadelphia. Tonight see Washington all lit up on an illumination tour. (D) DAY 2 WASHINGTON, DC. Speed demons could see the city by segway or bike, or take your time with a hop on/off bus tour. (B) DAY 3 WASHINGTON, DC TO WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA. Swap the capital for pretty beaches. We’ll see the historic side of Downtown Wilmington too. (B,D) DAY 4 WILMINGTON TO SAVANNAH, GEORGIA VIA CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. Sample the charm of Charleston, then ready yourself for tonight’s optional ghost tour (if you dare). (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Washington DC illumination tour ++ Cuban dinner ++ Everglades airboat experience

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 10 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) ++ 12 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS

DAY 5 SAVANNAH. You’re free to recreate that ‘life is like a box of chocolates’ scene on Forrest Gump’s bench, or really slow the pace with a Slow Ride bike crawl. (B)

++ Philadelphia One Liberty Tower Observation Deck ++ Orlando Disney World & Universal Studios ++ Kennedy Space Center

DAY 6 SAVANNAH TO ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Roll into Orlando today, where there’s year-round sunshine and a certain friendly mouse reigns supreme. (B)

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DAY 7 ORLANDO. Spend the day rollercoastering your way around the theme park capital of the world or hit the Kennedy Space Center (optional). (B) DAY 8 ORLANDO TO MIAMI, FLORIDA. B’bye Magic Kingdom and mouse ears, we’re off for an Everglades airboat tour on the way to Miami. (B)

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DAY 9 MIAMI. Choose to start with a hop on/off bus tour or people watching. Finish the day with an authentic Cuban dinner, and if you’ve got the energy, sign up for the club crawl. (D)

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 10 MIAMI TO FLORIDA GULF COAST. Ease into things in Florida’s Gulf Coast with an optional sunset cruise. (D) DAY 11 FLORIDA GULF COAST TO PANAMA CITY BEACH. Turquoise waters and sandy beaches. Perfect for exploring and/or sunbathing. (B,D)

DAY 12 PANAMA CITY BEACH TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. Roll into New Orleans in time to bounce down Bourbon Street and get a taste of the nightlife. (B) DAY 13 NEW ORLEANS. After breakfast, say goodbye to your coach mates. But if you want to stay on in the bayou, there are plenty of po-boys to sustain you and more live music than you can shake a tailfeather to. (B) This is a section of 27 Day Road Trip USA. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.


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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights accommodation in hostels & 2 nights hotel upgrade ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/ mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

++ Ghost tour of Quebec City

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sam Adams brewery tour ++ Montreal jet boating ++ Fenway Park (baseball stadium) tour

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This is a section of the 12 Day USA & Canada Adventure trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $1255

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DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY TO BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. (D) DAY 2 BOSTON. (B) DAY 3 BOSTON TO QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC. (B,D) DAY 4 QUEBEC CITY TO MONTREAL. (B) DAY 5 MONTREAL. (B) DAY 6 MONTREAL TO TORONTO, ONTARIO. (B,D) DAY 7 TORONTO. (B) DAY 8 TORONTO. (B)

This is a section of the 12 Day USA & Canada Adventure trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

TRIP PRICE OF $1125

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HOSTEL PLUS - USA & CANADA

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13

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PHOTO: BANFF, ALBERTA, CANADA

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10 DAYS FROM

$

1395

USD PER PERSON

STARTING FROM $ 140 / D AY

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

DAY 1 VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA TO WHISTLER. Press nose to window in the ever-sopretty Stanley Park, before taking the beautiful drive along the Sea to Sky Highway with a picture-perfect view of the mountains and Howe Sound. The Whistler nightlife will be waiting for you post-dinner. (D) DAYS 2-3 WHISTLER. Welcome to the holy grail of ski resorts. Pro-planker (skier) or complete beginner, you’ve got two days to show the slopes who’s boss. Then there’s the après-ski to wind down (or up) with. (B) (B) DAY 4 WHISTLER TO KELOWNA. From white, we go green with a scenic route through Fraser Valley, before climbing the Coquihalla Pass and dropping into British Columbia’s biggest wine region, Kelowna. Meaning “grizzly bear” in Salish, Kelowna is the largest city in BC’s Okanagan Valley and is often considered one of the most livable cities in Canada. (B,D) DAYS 5-6 KELOWNA/BIG WHITE. Big White is a big deal. There are snowmobile tours, tubing and ice skating, not to mention the skiing and snowboarding. And if the Kelowna Rockets ice hockey team are playing, there’s the chance to see them take to their skates. (B) (B) DAY 7 KELOWNA TO BANFF, ALBERTA. Straddle the Continental Divide as you saddle up for Kicking Horse Pass, before a pitstop at Lake Louise. Think soaring, glacier-clad peaks and stunning ice statues. (B,D) DAY 8 BANFF. New to the powder? Take a lesson to learn the slopes. Ready to ride? Three world-class ski resorts are yours to pick from. Then again, you could get some canine friends to do the hard work and see Banff by dogsled. (B) DAY 9 BANFF. Go at your own pace today before resting those muscles at tonight’s included trip to the hot springs. #bliss. (B,D) DAY 10 BANFF. After breakfast, take your last look at the Rocky Mountain-dominated skyline and put away your thermals, the time has come to bid farewell to your crew. Heading to Calgary airport? There’s an optional shuttle bus on hand. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Sea to Sky Highway ++ Entry to Banff Upper Hot Springs ++ Banff National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights accommodation in hostels & 3 nights hotel upgrade ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Skiing/snowboarding at Whistler, Big White and Banff ++ Big White snowmobile tour ++ Banff dogsledding START MEET AT 9AM IN VANCOUVER. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BANFF.

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PHOTO: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA

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HOSTEL PLUS - USA & CANADA

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DAY 2 LOS ANGELES. Whether you spend your day getting up close with the characters you loved as a kid at Disneyland, seeking thrills at Universal Studios, or spying on celebrity mega-mansions on a movie star homes tour, LA will leave you starry-eyed. (B) DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Dodge the cacti as you cross the Mojave desert, bound for the glitz of Las Vegas. Arrive to a cruise of the Strip, then when sun sets, board the bus and do what Vegas does best — parties. (B) DAY 4 LAS VEGAS. Go high with a heli-tour over the Strip or a ride on a big wheel. If you feel the need for speed, get your go-karting on. Just save some energy for the optional nightclub crawl. DAY 5 LAS VEGAS. Take a daytrip to the Grand Canyon to soak in a few billion years of rock history. Get a 360° view of the grandest of canyons with an optional helicopter tour or stay grounded by hiking the rim. DAY 6 LAS VEGAS TO LAKE TAHOE. From open desert to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, to North America’s largest alpine lake, all before dinner. (D) DAY 7 LAKE TAHOE TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Wake up to a morning at the lake. Swim in the summer, skate in the winter, or pick from a long list of activities available before we head off to San Francisco. (B,D) DAY 8 SAN FRANCISCO. Stroll the Golden Gate Bridge, spot ‘The Rock’ and hit up North Beach and Chinatown on a morning tour of SF. (B) DAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO. Today you’re free to roam. Trolley rides or pitting yourself against the incline of Lombard Street? At sunset we cruise on a catamaran. (B)

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

Party bus in Las Vegas Sunset sailing in San Francisco Bay Grand Canyon Lake Tahoe

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 5 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 5 nights accommodation in hostels & 4 nights hotel/suite upgrade ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TRIP CODE: UESBLS START S TA R T

START MEET AT 9:15AM IN LOS ANGELES. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN SAN FRANCISCO.

DAY 10 SAN FRANCISCO. All good things must come to an end, just like this trip. Time to leave the Painted Ladies and pier-side chowder behind and say goodbye to your coach mates.

START S TA R T

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29

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8

OCT

27

OCT

5

NOV

1

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10

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21

DEC

30

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12

MAY

21

MAY

9

JUN

18

JUN

30

JUN

9

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G

21

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30

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G

11

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20

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1

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10

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2018 19

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28

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23

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4

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TRIP PRICE OF $1765 TRIP PRICE OF $1855 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD per person multi-share & twin-share/double TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Universal Studios or Disneyland ++ Grand Canyon helicopter tour ++ Las Vegas High Roller Observation Wheel

FINISH FINISH

10 DAYS FROM

$

1765

USD PER PERSON

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

This is a section of the 14 Day Star Spangled Banner trip. For a detailed itinerary please visit our website.

NOTE: IF YOU WANT A GET INTO JAIL PASS TO VISIT ALCATRAZ IN SAN FRANCISCO, DO THE CRIME (OF BOOKING) BEFORE YOU COME ON TOUR.

STARTING FROM $ 177 / D AY

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. The bling of Beverly Hills, bright colours of Santa Monica, plus the best darned people watching in Hollywood and Venice Beach - see the lot on a daylong sightseeing tour. (D)

DAY STOP


CITY ESCAPES - USA & CANADA

134

SHORT BREAKS Sometimes you just need a bit of space to breathe and reboot. We totally get it. Which is why these nifty little breaks offer the independent traveller the perfect amount of time to experience some of the world’s most iconic destinations. Be warned! The included excursions are not exclusive to Topdeck and you could be sitting next to an #oldie! #omg.

4 DAY N E W YOR K SH OR T BR E A K

4 DAY S AN FRAN CIS CO S HO RT BREAK

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY

TRIP CODE: USCBNY

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY

TRIP CODE: USCBSF

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INCLUSIONS

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3 breakfasts 3 nights accommodation in a hotel 7 day NYC Metro Pass 24 hour hop on, hop off sightseeing bus pass

Tick off all the big ticket landmarks, feed your foodie side in Williamsburg and DUMBO, and bounce from East Village to West to fill your camera roll. T WIN FROM

185

$

USD per person

SINGLE FROM

$

250

USD per person

3 breakfasts 3 nights accommodation in a hotel 3 day MUNI Visitor Pass 24 hour hop on, hop off sightseeing bus pass

Golden Gate Bridge and ‘The Rock’ (book ahead) are a must see. Don’t miss – chowder on Jefferson St, drinks in Mission and the view from Dolores Park – they’re the spots San Franciscans love. T WIN FROM

$

185

4 DAY L O S A N GE LE S SH OR T BR E AK

USD per person

TRIP CODE: USSTHL

INCLUSIONS

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3 breakfasts 3 nights accommodation in a hotel 7 day LA Metro Pass 24 hour hop on, hop off sightseeing bus pass

Venice Beach is the place for people-spotting. Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the Walk of Fame will leave you starry-eyed. This beautifully bonkers city is yours to explore. T WIN FROM

240

USD per person

USD per person

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY

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$

255

4 DAY HO NO LULU LEI-O VER

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY

TRIP CODE: USCBLA

SINGLE FROM

$

SINGLE FROM

$

360

USD per person

3 breakfasts + 3 nights accommodation in a hotel Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona and Honolulu city tour Flower lei ceremony on arrival in Honolulu Return airport transfers

Let your flower lei-strewn self relax in beautiful Honolulu. Postcard-perfect doesn’t even do this place justice. See for yourself. T WIN FROM

$

465

USD per person

SINGLE FROM

815

$

USD per person


TERMS & CONDITIONS

Topdeck Trip featured in this brochure:

It is our intention to set out clearly and simply the responsibilities which we at Top Deck Tours Ltd, Level One, 107 Power Road, London, W4 5PY England, a company registered in the UK, company number 04905253 (“Topdeck, us or we”) have to You and any member of your party (“You”) and which You, in turn, have to us when a contract is made between us. You should therefore read and understand the contents.

Up to 42 days before trip departure: Included in trip deposit loss

The trips contained in this brochure are a collection of those from several different Top Deck brochures produced for various regions of the world and as a consequence are operated by different Tour Operators as listed in those brochures. These terms and conditions should be read in conjunction with the relevant brochure.

Should we book any flights on your behalf, which are not included as part of the trip package, they will be subject to the conditions of the respective airline - this includes but is not limited to deposit/full payment and amendment/cancellation conditions. Topdeck will charge a $60 per person administration fee for any amendments, cancellations or reissue of tickets in addition to any airline fees.

The following trips in this Brochure are operated by Top Deck Tours Ltd UK: Europe trips: Pages 52-93 (with the exception of The Greek Island Hopper page 58, which is operated by Bellair Travel, Athens, Greece, and the Turkey Explored Page 59, which is operated by New Faces Tourism and Travel, Istanbul, Turkey Europe trips: Pages 101-109, and North America trips: Pages 126-134 The following trips in this Brochure are operated by Top Deck Tours Pty Ltd (Australia) and Topdeck Tours NZ Ltd: Australia and New Zealand trips: Pages 34-49 The following trips in this Brochure are operated by Buffalo Tours (Hong Kong) Ltd: Asia trips: Pages 18-31 The following trips in this Brochure are operated by Katarina Lines, Croatia: Croatia Sailing trips: Pages 98-99 The following trips in this Brochure are operated by Hermes Yachting, Piraeus, Greece: Sailing trips: Pages 94-95 The following trip in this Brochure is operated by AlaTurka Yachting and Travel, Fethiye, Turkey: Blue Lagoons trip: Page 100 The following trips in this Brochure are operated by Top Deck Egypt Ltd. Cairo, Egypt: Egypt trips: Pages 112-113 The following trips in this Brochure are operated by Mountain Safaris Tours Ltd Marrakech, Morocco: Morocco trips: Pages 114-115 The following trip in this Brochure is operated by Al-Thuraya Travel, Amman, Jordan: Jordan and Israel trip: Page 116 The following trips in this Brochure are operated by Acacia Africa Ltd: Africa trips: Pages 117-123 Your contract will be with Topdeck as the operator, or with those operators listed above 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 $200 per person paid at the time of booking, ($300 for Africa trips, pages 117-123). This deposit is non-refundable unless we cancel your trip. If You are making a booking within 42 days of departure (56 days for Africa), then full payment is required PROVIDED HOWEVER that if the trip comprises a special offer we may require full payment including any pre and post accommodation and sundry service charges to be paid at the time specified in the offer. All Discounts apply to the Trip price only and do not apply to any included flights, pre & post accommodation, transfers, adventures passes or any other service. Only two discounts can be combined to a maximum of 15%. For Friends and Discounts, all passengers must be booked on the same trip at the same time. For multi trip discounts all trips must be booked at the same time. All discounts are subject to availability. For full terms and conditions of all discounts please visit www.topdeck.travel. Open dated passes must be paid in full at the time of booking. Your booking is taken to be confirmed, and accepted when we issue an invoice. If your booking is made through a travel agent, we will address all correspondence to that travel agent. All monies paid by You to the travel agent will be held by them on behalf of Topdeck. If You arrange your trip direct with us, all correspondence and communications will be sent to your address in our booking file unless You specify otherwise. Balance of all payments is required at least 42 days prior to your trip departure date (56 days for Africa). 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 2016. These prices may increase or decrease and we reserve the sole right to alter prices and other particulars contained in our brochures and on our website. Price changes in trips featured in subsequent brochure versions will supersede the prices in this brochure. (The version date is indicated on the back cover of this brochure). Before You make a booking we will provide You with details of the current price of your chosen trip. This will also be displayed on the website. Once You have accepted this price and your booking has been confirmed in accordance with clause 2 that price will remain fixed and will not be subject to surcharges. 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 ($100 for African trips pages 117-123). 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%

Less than 42 days: $60 plus any airline charges, which could be up to the full value of the ticket. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

ROLLING DEPOSIT VOUCHER Any cancellation within 6 weeks which incurs more than deposit charge is not applicable to this offer. The Rolling Deposit Voucher (RDV) may only be used as a deposit on one future Topdeck trip 4 days of length or more. Only one Rolling Deposit may be applied per trip. The RDV has no expiry date, but the passenger must be aged between 18 to 39 years to travel as per these terms and conditions. The RDV will equate to the initial deposit amount paid. If redeeming against a trip with a lower deposit amount, the remainder of the voucher will be forfeited. If redeeming against a trip with a higher deposit amount the balance will be payable at time of booking. The RDV has no cash value and cannot be transferred to another customer. The RDV can only be combined with 1 other discount, either a standard Early Bird deal or standard brochure discount applicable at time of booking. Rolling deposit vouchers cannot be requested or redeemed against African Safari trips. CANCELLATION OR MODIFICATION BY US 8. Every effort will be made to operate all trips as advertised but it must be remembered that our trips are planned up to eighteen months in advance. We therefore reserve the sole right, at our discretion, to modify or cancel any trip, accommodation or arrangement at any time. We will notify You as soon as possible of any changes and they will form part of our contract with You. In the case of any material modification or cancellation, we will, if possible, provide You with three alternatives: (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 nil 42-29 days

$50

28-14 days

$75

13-7 days

$100

6-0 days

$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 ( 56 for African trips) 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 governing Driver’s driving hours and this may necessitate utilizing public transport in some cities. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU 13. Save where the provisions of Force Majeure apply, in the event that the trip does not reasonably comply with the description in the brochure, Topdeck may compensate You to a maximum value equal to twice the price of the trip but excluding insurance premiums and amendment fees AND Topdeck will only be liable to pay the maximum amount of compensation where there has been a total failure of consideration for your payment. Topdeck will not be liable where any failure in the performance or provision of Your trip is due to: (a) Your acts or omissions or the acts or omissions of another member in Your group (b) any third party not connected with the provision of Your trip and where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable (c) unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised or (d) an event which we or a travel service provider, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall (including but not limited to Force Majeure and unavoidable technical problems with transport and similar events). 14. If You are killed, injured or become ill during or as a result of, carriage by ship, train or coach forming part of the trip in circumstances where such death, injury or illness is not caused by or contributed to by You our liability to pay damages and/or the amount of compensation we will be liable to pay is limited in accordance with the liability of a carrier under any international Convention applicable to such events, including, but not limited to:

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”). CONTRAVENTION OF LAW 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 22. If You have a medical condition or disability which may affect your trip, we ask that You inform us in writing at the time of booking the trip of any special arrangements required by You so that we are able to advise as to the suitability of those arrangements. If we reasonably feel we are unable to satisfactorily accommodate your particular needs, we reserve the right to decline the booking or ask for You to be accompanied by a person who is able to provide full assistance to You throughout your trip. YOUR LIABILITY TO US 23. You will not be permitted to embark or continue on the trip if your mental or physical condition is, in the reasonable opinion of any representative of Topdeck, such as to render You incapable of caring for yourself, or whereby You become objectionable to other passengers, or You become a hazard to yourself or other passengers. We will not be responsible for expenses resulting in You being precluded from completing the trip for any reason, nor will we refund You any part of your trip cost. In all cases we will notify You of the reasons why we have taken this action. We will have no obligation to arrange for your return to the point of the trip departure where your condition manifests itself after the trip departure. Further, if the trip involves travel by air, the captain of your aircraft can refuse to allow You to fly on the aircraft if he believes that You could be dangerous or disruptive to other passengers on the flight. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS 24. Please ensure You carefully read your invoice, tickets and all other documents we send to You as soon as You receive them, and contact your travel agent, or us immediately if any information appears to be incorrect. We will not accept any liability if You fail to notify us of any inaccuracy in any document within 14 days of us sending them to You or your agent. While we will do our best to rectify any changes made outside this time, it is your responsibility to meet any additional costs which may be involved, except in the case of an error made by Topdeck and where there is reasonable justification for You not contacting us within the specified time. You are responsible for ensuring that all necessary travel documents including, but not limited to, passports, visas and vaccination certificates are valid and subsisting. We strongly recommend that You verify current documentation requirements and all other relevant protocols and procedures associated with your trip with your travel agent or us. Please note requirements change and you must check with your Consulate for the most up to date information, including but not limited to Visa requirements for the countries visited on your Trip. Passports must have an expiry date of at least six months after completion of the trip. INSURANCE 25. You must take out comprehensive travel insurance before You travel on your trip. Your insurance protection must include cover for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death and loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance. Evidence of such insurances must be produced to Topdeck on request and normally on day one of your trip. Insurance cover offered by credit card companies or reciprocal medical cover agreements are often not comprehensive. 26. You hereby indemnify us against all third-party actions taken against us for loss or damage caused by You or arising from your participation on the trip. 27. In the event of You making a claim against Topdeck arising out of the trip, You hereby assign to us, any rights to take action against any third party supplier or any other person or party that Topdeck reasonably considers to be a party to the action and to co-operate fully with Topdeck should Topdeck or its insurers wish to enforce those rights which have been assigned to Topdeck. 28. In the event that You make a claim against us which is covered by your insurance policy, You agree to pursue the claim through your insurer either in addition to, or in substitution for, your claim against us (if any). We agree to indemnify You in respect of reasonable expenses incurred in successfully pursuing such a claim and acknowledge that any settlement made by the insurer shall not prejudice your rights against us. 29. In the event of You not making a claim before 5 working days of the maximum length of time permitted by your policy, You must assign, by letter sent by courier delivery to Topdeck not less than 5 working days prior to the said specified time, the benefit of the policy and give immediate notice of such an assignment to your insurer. COMPLAINTS

• In respect of carriage by rail, the Berne Convention; and, * In respect of carriage by road, the Geneva Convention.

DATA PROTECTION

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.

31. We are committed to protecting your personal information and agree to process your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Notice, which is available online at www.topdeck.travel/privacy. In order to make your booking and ensure that your travel arrangements run smoothly, we need to use the information You provide and pass it on to other relevant suppliers who are responsible for parts of your travel arrangements. In many cases this will include transferring your data to overseas recipients (including to recipients outside of the European Union). In making this booking, your consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons is deemed to be given unless You object and advise Topdeck of your objection at the time of booking. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as Customs or Immigration if required by them, or as required by law. This consent applies to any sensitive information that You give to us such as details of any disabilities or dietary/ religious requirements.

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.

SMOKING

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.

33. There are strict weight limits for coaches when fully loaded. Therefore You are only entitled to have one piece of main luggage of standard size (see the pre-departure information or our website for size limits), and not weighing more than 20kg. In addition You may bring a sleeping bag, as required on specific trips, and a daypack.

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.

35. No servant, agent, employee or representative of the Company has any right to alter, vary or waive any of these Conditions, nor undertake any activity likely to lead to increased liability whatsoever on behalf of Topdeck unless such be in writing and signed by a duly authorised person.

• In respect of carriage by sea, the Athens Convention; • In respect of the provision of accommodation, the Paris Convention;

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS

FLIGHTS Cancellation charges for the flight segment of any flight included as part of your

20. During Your trip You will be offered the chance to purchase various optional excur-

Cancellation of Open Dated Passes before booking a departure date incur a $400 cancellation charge. Once your chosen departure date is booked all booking conditions apply including cancellation charges as listed above.

EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY – FORCE MAJEURE

30. In the event of any dissatisfaction with the accommodation or any other service provided by Topdeck, You must report it immediately to the Trip Leader so that action can be taken to remedy the problem. Failure to notify the Trip Leader of any problem immediately may prejudice Topdeck and may result in your ability to claim compensation from us being extinguished or reduced. Any complaint made to Topdeck following the conclusion of the trip should be made in writing within 28 days of completion of the trip. In the event that You do not notify us in writing within 28 days, Topdeck’s ability to investigate the complaint may be prejudiced and may extinguish your claim.

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

Please see our African brochure Terms and conditions for charges for African trips

sions and activities. Topdeck does not own, operate or control any of the companies or individuals which provide the optional activities or excursions. Some of the optional activities and excursions, such as canyoning are inherently risky. If You want to take part in such optional activities or excursions You must be fit enough to do so and must follow all reasonable instructions. The standards of health and safety which will be adopted by the company or the individual providing the optional activity or excursion will be those of the country where the optional activity or excursion takes place. Please note that these standards may not be the same as You would find in Your home country. If You wish to book any optional excursion or activity, You may do so subject to the operator’s terms and conditions. Your contract will be with the operator of the activity or excursion and will be governed by local law. Topdeck acts only as their agent. Topdeck’s Trip Leader will have further details and additional information can be found on our website. Topdeck accepts no liability for any act or omission of any operator or operator’s employees, agents or sub-contractors.

32. Topdeck operates a non-smoking policy on our coaches (although we make frequent stops for breaks), and in most of our accommodation. LUGGAGE

GENERAL 34. You understand that future Topdeck advertising and publicity material may include statements made by passengers, or their photographs, and You consent to such use of your comments or photographic/video likeness.

36. Wi-Fi connectivity. Topdeck will endeavor to deliver Wi-Fi connection as stated on relevant trips to the best of our ability. This service is subject to availability and may not be available on some peak season departures or in the event of technical malfunction 37. All contracts for bookings made with Topdeck, for trips in this brochure, are governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in the UK, should any dispute between us not be otherwise amicably agreed.


MAPS WHAT ARE

SECTORS?

Sector trips offer you a great way to choose a departure city, set of experiences or journey length that best suits you. A Sector trip is part of a larger journey, meaning your new friends might continue on after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress.

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P.37

AUSTRALIA & NZ 20 DAY B E A C H A N D B U S H

14 DAY D O W N S O U T H & O U T B A C K AAMRMU/AAMRUM

P.38

21 DAY O U T B A C K A D V E N T U R E AAMRMD/AAMRDM

P.39

27 DAY G R A N D A U S S I E P.40

29 DAY U LT I M A T E A U S S I E A D V E N T U R E AAUAMS/AAUASM

AAGASU/US

AAGASD/AAGADS

P.42

18 DAY G R A N D K I W I P.44

ANGKBC/ANGKCB

DAYS TRIP NAME 7 SOUTHERN EXPLORER

P.48

CODE ANGKCO

P. 46

DAYS TRIP NAME 7 NORTHERN EXPLORER

CODE P. ANGKAW/ANGKWA 47

MAPS - AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND | 137


9 DAY C O A S T A L T R A I L

7 DAY T A PA S T R A I L EHDELB

P.53

EHCIDR

10 DAY D E M O C R A C Y R O A D P.53

EHDEHL

P.54

EUROPE HOTEL

EXPLORER

CAMPING

HOSTEL PLUS

SAILING

10 DAY R O M A N R O A D EHPALR

11 DAY PA PA R A Z Z I PA R A D E P.54

EHDELB

12 DAY E S S E N T I A L E U R O P E P.55

EHWELL

18 DAY E U R O P E A N O D Y S S E Y P.56

EHEVLL

DAYS TRIP NAME 7 CZECH MATE

10 DAY G R E E K I S L A N D H O P P E R EXGIAA

12 DAY T U R K E Y E X P L O R E D P.58

138 | MAPS - EUROPE

13 DAY B R A V O I T A L I A P.59

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

14 DAY B R I T A I N & I R E L A N D EXUKLL

EXTUII

P.62

EXBEHH

EXBIRR

EEPSXX

CODE EHEVPL

14 DAY S PA N I S H F I E S T A P.60

8 DAY P O R T U G A L S U R FA R I P.63

P.57

EXBOMM

P.61

8 DAY V O D K A & C A V I A R P.64

EERSSM

P.65

P. 52


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

9 DAY T O W E R T O T A PA S P.65

11 DAY T H E M E D R U N N E R EESCMR

P.69

EENDLL

P.73

EEEDBA

P.70

EEFDLL

10 DAY S C A N D I E X P R E S S EERSGO

P.67

EEGELR

P.74

EEGERL

EEEWLL

P.71

EESPBB

DAYS TRIP NAME 10 TRAIL OF COLUMBUS

P.72

17 DAY T H E C O A S T A L R O A M EESCLR

P.75

P.76

23 DAY R U S S I A S C A N D I

21 DAY I B E R I A N V O Y A G E R P.78

P.68

14 DAY E U R O P E A N W O N D E R

16 DAY E A S T E R N E X P R E S S

20 DAY E U R O P E A N G E T A W A Y P.77

EESCRL

13 DAY R O M A N C H A R I O T

16 DAY G A U D I & G L I T Z

17 DAY E U R O P E A N PA T H W A Y EESDLL

9 DAY N O R T H E R N S P R I N T P.67

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

15 DAY C L A S S I C E U R O P E EEMELR

EESCLM

EERSFS

P.80

CODE EESPXB

P.82

P. 68

MAPS - EUROPE | 139


24 DAY E A S T E R N E X P L O R E EEMEDL

24 DAY S P I R I T O F E U R O P E P.83

EECELL

DAYS TRIP NAME 9 WESTERN SPIRIT

28 DAY E U R O P E A N PA R A D I S O ECJNLL

P.90

ECPTLL

8 DAY A D R I A T I C S U N S E T S

EXCVSS, EXCNSS, EXCZSS, EXCZSSB

EXCOSD/EXCVSD EXCVDS/EXCSDS/EXCODS

P.98

20 DAY D I S C O V E R W I N T E R

140 | MAPS - EUROPE

CODE EECELR

34 DAY E U R O P E A N A D V E N T U R E

8 DAY C R O A T I A N R I V I E R A

EHWDLL

27 DAY S U M M E R F U N & S A I L I N G

EEWNLL

P. 66

DAYS TRIP NAME 9 WESTERN SPIRIT

26 DAY E U R O P E I N S P I R E D

P.92

EXGSAA

CODE EESSLR

EXTGFF

P.94

EEWPMM

P. 66

EXISCC

P.95

14 DAY W I N T E R W O N D E R P.100

15 DAY R O A D T O M A R R A K E C H P.105

P.88

7 DAY I S L A N D S U N C H A S E R

8 DAY B L U E L A G O O N S P.99

ECCLLL

P.86

7 DAY P O S E I D O N ' S PA T H W A Y

11 DAY I W I N T E R E X P R E S S P.103

EESSLL

P.84

EHWWLL

P.102

18 DAY W I N T E R G E T A W A Y P.106

EEWGLL

P.107


24 DAY W I N T E R S P I R I T

24 DAY W E S T E R N C O M PA S S

EEWSLL

P.108

8 DAY E S S E N T I A L E G Y P T

EEWMLL

P.109

MXETCC

P.112 Cairo

START/FINISH

EGYPT

1 1

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Overnight coach

1

1 Overnight coach 1

Luxor

2 Aswan

Abu Simbel

9 DAY E G Y P T E X P R E S S

10 DAY S A H A R A A D V E N T U R E

MXEECC

P.113

10 DAY J O R D A N & I S R A E L

10 DAY M O R O C C A N E X P L O R E R

MXMSMM

P.114

MXMEMM

P.115

MXJIAA

P.116

Cairo

START/FINISH

EGYPT

1 1

Fes

Volubilis Rabat

Marrakech

START/FINISH

Casablanca

MOROCCO Essaouira

Tel Aviv

Meknes

Ait Ben Haddou

Overnight coach

1 1

Overnight coach

Agadir

Taroudant

1

1

Midelt

1 Tamnougalt

Tamalakoute

Sahara 1 Desert Camp

1

Luxor Felucca Sailing

Marrakech

1

Todra

1

Jerusalem

2

JORDAN Amman START

Karak

Dead Sea

1

2 Petra

Merzouga

Ait Ben Haddou

1 1

Madaba Mt Nebo

Bethlehem

1 Errachidia

Dades Gorge

2 1

START/FINISH

MOROCCO

2

Kom Ombo

FINISH

Ifrane

1 2

2

Ajloun Castle Jerash

ISRAEL

2

1

Desert Camp

1 Aswan Aqaba

1 Wadi Rum

1

Abu Simbel

4 DAY K R U G E R S A FA R I

7 DAY A F R I C A N I N S I G H T

7 DAY K R U G E R , S W A Z I & B E A C H

ZOSAKJ

P.117

ZOSSJR

P.117

ZOAIJL/ZOAILJ

P.118

ZAMBIA

ZOCKDN

P.119

Victoria Falls

Livingstone

Kruger NP

11 DAY H I G H L I G H T S O F T A N Z A N I A

Nairobi KENYA

Matobo NP

Johannesburg

FINISH

Serengeti NP

ZIMBABWE Tshipise

START/FINISH

Ngorongoro Crater TANZANIA

Kruger NP

SOUTH AFRICA

Mt Kilimanjaro Arusha Zanzibar Dar es Salaam

Johannesburg

START

SOUTH AFRICA

12 DAY C O A S T, L E S O T H O & C A P E T O W N

13 DAY K E N Y A & T A N Z A N I A A D V E N T U R E

19 DAY S O U T H W E S T S A FA R I

ZOSSRC

ZOKCND

ZOKCLC

P.120

P.121

22 DAY Z A N Z I B A R , V I C FA L L S A N D K R U G E R P.122

ZOKIDJ

P.123

Zanzibar Dar es Salaam TANZANIA

START

Livingstone

KENYA

Etosha NP

Nairobi SOUTH AFRICA Drakensburg

LESOTHO

Durban START

TANZANIA

Malealea Graaff-Reinet

Cape Town FINISH

Hermanus

Oudtshoorn

Ngorongoro Crater

Underberg Area

Addo Elephant NP Knysna

Chobe NP Okavango Delta

Victoria Falls Lake Malawi MALAWI

NAMIBIA

START

Serengeti NP

START

ZAMBIA

Maasai Mara

Maun

Windhoek

Arusha

Livingstone ZAMBIA

Swakopmund

Zanzibar Dar es Salaam FINISH

Lusaka

BOTSWANA

Victoria Falls Matobo NP ZIMBABWE

Namib Naukluft NP Fish River Canyon

Tshipise Kruger NP

Gariep (Orange) River Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA FINISH

Cape Town

SOUTH AFRICA FINISH

MAPS - MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA | 141


7 DAY C A P O N E ' S T R A I L

7 DAY C A L I F O R N I A C A L L I N G

UHPPNC

P.126

UHCCLS

11/12 DAY C A N A D I A N R O C K I E S P.127

UHCRKK

P.128

USA & CANADA HOTEL

HOSTEL PLUS

12 DAY S C H O O L O F R O C K UHSTNO/ON

13 DAY S U N S H I N E S T A T E S P.129

7 DAY M A P L E S & M O N U M E N T S UEECTN

142 | MAPS - USA & CANADA

P.130

8 DAY M A P L E T R A I L P.131

10 DAY G R E A T W H I T E N O R T H UESKKY

UHRTNO/ON

UEECNT

P.131

10 DAY W E S T C O A S T T R I P P I N ' P.132

UESBLS

P.133


TRIPS TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR MORE A WESOME TOPDECK TRIPS, VISIT TOPDECK.TRAVEL.

As ia S T A R T I N G P. 1 6

Au stralia & NZ S T A R T I N G P. 3 2

DAYS | TRIP NAME

S T A R T I N G P. 5 0

Midd le East & Afr ica

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

18

7 DAY

| THAI ISLAND KO-CONUT HOPPER

23

12 DAY | JAPAN HIGHLIGHTS

29

7 DAY

| BALI ISLAND HOPPER

20

7 DAY

| THAI ISLAND SAMUI SUNSETS

24

8 DAY

30

7 DAY

| BALIE ACTIVE:SURF,CYCLE, YOGA

21

9 DAY

| MAJESTIC MYANMAR

25

12 DAY | BANGKOK TO BEACHES

3/4 DAY | BANGKOK STOPOVER

22

12 DAY | CHINA LIVE

26

3/4 DAY | SINGAPORE STOPOVER

22

7 DAY

28

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

| JAPAN SKI

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

5 DAY | SYDNEY DISCOVERY

34

12 DAY | ROCK 'N' TOP

36

5 DAY | TROPICAL DISCOVERY

34

14 DAY | ISLAND SUNTANNER

5 DAY | TOP END DISCOVERY

35

5 DAY | ULURU DICOVERY

35

5 DAY | ULTIMATE SURFARI

36

DAYS | TRIP NAME

Eu r op e

PAGE SECTOR

27 DAY | ASIAN FUSION

PAGE SECTOR

| VIETNAMESE VOYAGE

DAYS | TRIP NAME

31

PAGE SECTOR

27 DAY | GRAND AUSSIE

42

37

29 DAY | ULTIMATE AUSSIE ADVENTURE

44

14 DAY | DOWN SOUTH & OUTBACK

38

7 DAY | SOUTHERN EXPLORER

46

20 DAY | BEACH & BUSH

39

7 DAY | NORTHERN EXPLORER

47

21 DAY | OUTBACK ADVENTURE

40

18 DAY | GRAND KIWI

48

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

7 DAY | CZECH MATE

52

9 DAY | NORTHERN SPRINT

67

28 DAY | EUROPEAN PARADISO

90

7 DAY | TAPAS TRAIL

53

10 DAY | SCANDI EXPRESS

68

34 DAY | EUROPEAN ADVENTURE

92

9 DAY | COASTAL TRAIL

53

10 DAY | TRAIL OF COLUMBUS

68

7 DAY | POSEIDON'S PATHWAY

94

10 DAY | DEMOCRACY ROAD

54

11 DAY | THE MED RUNNER

69

7 DAY | ISLAND SUNCHASER

95

10 DAY | ROMAN ROAD

54

11 DAY | EUROPE EXPRESS

70

8 DAY | CROATIAN RIVIERA

98

11 DAY | PAPARAZZI PARADE

55

13 DAY | ROMAN CHARIOT

71

12 DAY | ESSENTIAL EUROPE

56

14 DAY | EUROPEAN WONDER

72

18 DAY | EUROPEAN ODYSSEY

57

15 DAY | CLASSIC EUROPE

73

10 DAY | GREEK ISLAND HOPPER

58

16 DAY | GAUDI & GLITZ

74

12 DAY | TURKEY EXPLORED

59

16 DAY | EASTERN EXPRESS

75

13 DAY | BRAVO ITALIA

60

17 DAY | THE COASTAL ROAM

76

14 DAY | SPANISH FIESTA

61

17 DAY | EUROPEAN PATHWAY

14 DAY | BRITAIN & IRELAND

62

15 DAY | BALKAN EXPLORER

8 DAY | ADRIATIC SUNSETS

99

8 DAY | BLUE LAGOONS

100

4 DAY | FESTMEISTER

101

4 DAY | BRAUMEISTER

101

14 DAY | WINTER WONDER

102

20 DAY | DISCOVER WINTER

103

77

8 DAY | SKI AUSTRIA

104

20 DAY | EUROPEAN GETAWAY

78

11 DAY | WINTER EXPRESS

105

63

21 DAY | IBERIAN VOYAGER

80

15 DAY | ROAD TO MARRAKECH

106

8 DAY | PORTUGAL SURFARI

64

23 DAY | RUSSIA SCANDI

82

18 DAY | WINTER GETAWAY

107

8 DAY | VODKA & CAVIER

65

24 DAY | EASTERN EXPLORE

83

24 DAY | WINTER SPIRIT

108

9 DAY | BOULEVARDS TO BEACHES

65

24 DAY | SPIRIT OF EUROPE

84

24 DAY | WESTERN COMPASS

109

9 DAY | WESTERN SPIRIT

66

27 DAY | SUMMER FUN & SAILING

86

9 DAY | TOWER TO TAPAS

67

26 DAY | EUROPE INSPIRED

88

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

8 DAY

| ESSENTIAL EGYPT

112

4 DAY

| KRUGER SAFARI

117

13 DAY | KENYA & TANZANIA ADVENTURE

121

9 DAY

| EGYPT EXPRESS

113

7 DAY

| KRUGER, SWAZI & BEACH

117

19 DAY | SOUTH WEST SAFARI

122

22 DAY | ZANZIBAR, VIC FALLS & KRUGER

123

10 DAY | SAHARA ADVENTURE

114

7 DAY

| AFRICAN INSIGHT

118

10 DAY | MOROCCAN EXPLORER

115

11 DAY | HIGHLIGHTS OF TANZANIA

119

10 DAY | JORDAN & ISRAEL

116

12 DAY | COAST, LESOTHO & CAPE TOWN

120

S T A R T I N G P. 1 1 0

USA & Canada S T A R T I N G P. 1 2 4

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

4 DAY

| I LOVE NYC

126

12 DAY | SCHOOL OF ROCK

129

10 DAY | GREAT WHITE NORTH

132

7 DAY

| CAPONE'S TRAIL

126

13 DAY | SUNSHINE STATES

130

10 DAY | WEST COAST TRIPPIN'

133

7 DAY

| CALIFORNIA CALLING

127

7 DAY

| MAPLES & MONUMENTS

131

4 DAY

134

128

8 DAY

| MAPLE TRAIL

131

11 DAY | CANADIAN ROCKIES

| CITY ESCAPES

TRIP INDEX | 143


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