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2020-21

EUROPE

Prices and itineraries valid from 03 September 2019 until 31 March 2021

Featuring brand-new destinations, small group experiences, festivals and sailing trips

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WE ARE TOPDECK

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

PAROS, GREECE


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WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? @LEXHENDRY - SWISS ALPS

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TRAVELLING WITH US PAGE

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LET’S GET SOCIAL PAGE

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UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

@BROOKEMOREHEAD - PARIS, FRANCE

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@ANDY_MCNEWENDS_ - ROME, ITALY

We know what works. And we’re

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not afraid to shout about it. We refuse to sacrifice quality, independence and freedom,

@LACHLANSPENCER - SANTORINI, GREECE

and believe solo adventures should go hand in hand with

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We are lively, curious, knowledgeable and dedicated; driven by the desire to laugh and have fun. We build the trips.

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EXPLORER PAGE

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LIMITED EDITION

You build the memories.

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ARE YOU READY TO DISCOVER WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A #TOPDECKER?

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LET’S GO.

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HOTEL

We offer variety, comfort and

authentic local experiences.

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PICK YOUR STYLE

like-minded travellers.

hassle-free holiday loaded with

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FAQS PAGE

unforgettable moments with

value for money, and promise a

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WINTER

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STOPOVERS PAGE

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS 



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CONTENTS

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WHERE YOU CAN GO

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161 Eu rope

AWESOME TRIPS IN  OLDERFJORD

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Scandinavia

From the fjords of Norway to the wonders of Lapland, our Scandi trips are the ones to beat. Interested? Check out the Red Star Special and its sectors…

NEW TRIP

Bonjour France

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

TYSFJORD

BJERKA

ROVANIEMI

FINLAND

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++ Experience pure French grandeur at the Palace of Versailles ++ Take a step back in time in medieval Carcassonne ++ Visit the quaint island of Mont SaintMichel

SWEDEN

TRONDHEIM/HELL ÅNDALSNES

JYVÄSKYLÄ

GEIRANGERFJORD

ICELAND

LILLEHAMMER HELSINKI

REYKJAVÍK OSLO

NORWAY

STOCKHOLM

TALLINN

NEW TRIP

ESTONIA

Sicily & Malta Explored

RIGA EDINBURGH

GLASGOW

NORTHERN IRELAND

HADRIAN’S WALL

BELFAST

VILNIUS YORK

IRELAND GALWAY

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

KILLARNEY

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HAMBURG

NORTH WALES

DUBLIN

CLIFFS OF MOHER

ENGLAND

NETHERLANDS

BERLIN

AMSTERDAM

WALES

BLARNEY CASTLE

OXFORD LONDON STONEHENGE

CARDIFF BATH

++ Discover amazing ancient relics in the Valley of the Temples ++ Swim, snorkel and frolic in Comino’s shimmering aquamarine waters ++ Soak up the rich history and scenic landscape of Gozo

HEIDELBERG

PARIS

LJUBLJANA VERONA

SOAK UP

MARSEILLE

MONACO

VENICE

PULA PLITVICE LAKES

PORTO SALAMANCA

PORTUGAL

SEGOVIA

PISA

ITALY

FRENCH RIVIERA

CROATIA BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA SARAJEVO SPLIT HVAR

VATICAN CITY

ASILAH CHEFCHAOUEN FES MEKNES VOLUBILIS MARRAKECH

BUCHAREST

SERBIA BULGARIA

SUN

SOFIA

MONTENEGRO TIRANA MACEDONIA ALBANIA

GALLIPOLI ÇANAKKALE TROY

METEORA VALENCIA

SEVILLE

BRASOV BUCHAREST BELGRADE

DUBROVNIK BUDVA

ROME

BARCELONA

ROMANIA

MOSTAR

MADRID

ERICEIRA SINTRA LISBON

LAGOS

SPAIN

BUDAPEST

HUNGARY

ZADAR

FLORENCE

ORVIETO ZARAGOZA

BRATISLAVA

AUSTRIA SLOVENIA

SWISS ALPS

AVIGNON SAN SEBASTIÁN

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA SALZBURG AUSTRIAN ALPS

SWITZERLAND

LOIRE VALLEY

KRAKÓW AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

CZECH REPUBLIC

MUNICH

PONT DU GARD

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WARSAW

PRAGUE

BORDEAUX

Wanna add an Iberian twist to your European summer? Good news. That’s what our Spain and Portugal trips are here for! Visit our website for more info.

POLAND

DRESDEN

GERMANY

FRANCE

Spain and Portugal

LITHUANIA

COPENHAGEN

DENMARK

SCOTLAND

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY DERRY

LATVIA

GRANADA

MOROCCO

EXPERIENCE

Morocco

Check out our small group Morocco trips online.

VIEW ONLINE

NYDRI

GREECE

PERGA ATHENS

SICILY

PAROS SANTORINI

MALTA

MYKONOS IOS

EPHE

KUŞA




GREEK ISLAND HOPPER

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DERFJORD

++ Sit back and soak up the rays in relaxed Paros ++ Party like there’s no tomorrow on Paradise Beach in Mykonos ++ Take in the awe-inspiring Parthenon and Acropolis in Athens

@DAN.JAMES.BELL - SANTORINI, GREECE

27 DAY

SUMMER FUN & SAILING



TRIP HIGHLIGHTS ++ Spend three days sailing in sun-soaked Greece ++ Picnic like a true Parisian under the Eiffel Tower ++ Experience the unique culture of the Czech Republic

EMI

FINLAND

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@MORGANGEORG_ - SAILING IN GREECE

24 DAY  JYVÄSKYLÄ

SPIRIT OF EUROPE

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

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NIA

NOVGOROD

++ Discover the lesser-known treasures of Eastern Europe ++ Spend days gorging on gelato, pizza and pasta in Italy ++ Feed your adventurous side in the Swiss Alps

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

NOVGOROD

34 DAY

ATVIA RUSSIA

RUSSIA

VELIKIYE LUKI

DISCOVER EUROPE VELIKIYE LUKI

MOSCOW



TRIP HIGHLIGHTS ++ Spend three days in culturally-rich Corfu ++ Enjoy sun, sea and stunning views along the Dalmatian Coast ++ Stroll around medieval chateâux and fortresses in France

MOSCOW

EXPLORE THE

@CHASING_PERFECTIONXX - DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

Balkans



Wave bye to the crowds and head off on oneIRKUTSK of our IRKUTSK trips through the unforgettable MONGOLIA MONGOLIA Balkans. Take a bow, BigGORKHI TERELJ GORKHI TERELJ NATIONAL PARK NATIONAL PARK ULAANBAATAR ULAANBAATAR Balkan and Balkan Explorer! PAGE 46 AND 52 CHINA

RASOV UCHAREST

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BEIJING

8 DAY

CROATIAN RIVIERA

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

BEIJING

CHINA

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++ Party from dusk till dawn in sunny Hvar ++ Give your Instagram feed a face-lift sailing the Adriatic ++ Sea kayak around the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik

@TAYLA.BRENNAND - HVAR, CROATIA

BUCHAREST

A

NNY BEACH

SUNNY BEACH

37 DAY

ISTANBUL

ISTANBUL

GALLIPOLI ESKIŞEHIR ÇANAKKALE TROY

ESKIŞEHIR TURKEY

TURKEY

CAPPADOCIA PERGAMON

CAPPADOCIA

AMON

ESUS EPHESUS MYKONOS ADASI KUŞADASI ANTALYA ANTALYA IOS FETHIYE FETHIYE SAKLIKENT GORGESAKLIKENT GORGE

EUROPEAN PIONEER



TRIP HIGHLIGHTS ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera

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@ITSJANEO - BARCELONA, SPAIN

WHERE YOU CAN GO

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WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

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WHAT’S IN IT

for you?



Unique

Freedom

EXPERIENCES

TO EXPLORE

From laid-back gondola rides in Venice to goosebump-inducing journeys to the top of the Swiss Alps, our included and optional activities will give your Euro trip allll of the once-in-a-lifetime feels.

No one wants to feel like a sheep. That’s why our Europe trips offer loads of free time to uncover hidden gems, channel your inner explorer and create your own travel story.

@RACCCCHHHHH - CROATIA SAILING

Passion

AND EXPERTISE

With over 45 years in the travel industry, a team of passionate crew and a collection of award-winning trips under our belt, you can be sure we know Europe inside out.

@BECSOUTHGATE - SWISS ALPS

Lasting

@RENEESUNDGREN - SANTORINI, GREECE

FRIENDSHIPS

Memories fade but friends are forever. On our trips you’ll hang out with amazing people from all around the world. Ready to make friendships that last a lifetime? @RACHAELJARMAN PONT DU GARD, FRANCE

Delicious

Value

FOOD



FOR MONEY

You know how it is – ain’t nobody does delicioso quite like Europe. From pizza to paella to pastries, this place packs tasty treats for days. Rest assured, your tummy will be as full as your passport

@_SAMANTHAGILBERTSON1 - FLORENCE, ITALY

@WELSHYEATS - HOFBRÄUHAUS, GERMANY

With no hidden costs, free WI-FI on most of our coaches and our No Tipping policy, we’ve got all the important stuff covered – meaning you score a great value Europe trip, completely hassle free.


MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

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HOW YOU’LL GET

For your buck! @J_AADE - BERLIN, GERMANY

@CONNERBENTLEY - VATICAN CITY, ITALY

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@BROOKEDMOREHEAD - SWISS ALPS

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LOGISTICS: SORTED

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UNLOCK THE HIGHLIGHTS

NO HIDDEN COSTS

Forget the faff. We’ll get you from A to B in style and organise your accommodation. Sorted!

Travel safe in the knowledge that we’ve arranged your entry fees for landmarks, museums, food tours and more.

Our Topdeck No Tipping policy means no hidden payments (excluding Sailing trips). The result? More money for fun stuff.

@MORGANHAILS - ROME, ITALY

@KATEMATHWIN - SWISS ALPS

@DAISY_WR - METEORA, GREECE

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5 EXPERT GUIDES ON HAND

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

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SAVE UP TO

PAST PASSENGER

MORE WAYS TO SAVE

Want all the insider info? You’re in good hands. Our Trip Leaders and local guides are the best in the business.

OR

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SAVE UP TO

FRIENDS DISCOUNT



INCLUDED MEALS

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OR

Snag an awesome holiday and save yourself some cash with our exclusive discounts. Happy wallet = happy travels.

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SAVE UP TO

MULTI-TRIP DISCOUNT

FREE CHANGES

ROLLING DEPOSIT

BOOK NOW PAY LATER

PAY IN INSTALMENTS

Make changes to your booking at no extra cost

Enjoy a flexible rolling deposit, should you change your mind

Secure your booking with a low $200 deposit

Pay the balance via instalments that best suit you

For terms and conditions visit www.topdeck.travel or see page 186


TRAVELLING WITH US

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TRAVELLING

With Us



ON OUR TRIPS, THE JOURNEY IS AS MUCH A PART OF THE ADVENTURE AS THE DESTINATION.

COACH THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL FROM ONE CITY TO THE NEXT? On a Topdeck coach, of course! Not only are our coaches the most social way to travel with your trip mates, but they’re easy on the environment too.

@JASONBROWN92 - PARIS, FRANCE

WHAT HAPPENS ON TOUR…

‘HEY, WHAT’S THE WI-FI PASSWORD?’

WHAT TO TAKE ON BOARD

DOING OUR BIT FOR THE PLANET

There’s more to drive days than napping (although sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do!).

We got you. Our coaches come kitted out with Wi-Fi and USB chargers for all your Instagramming needs. Want more? There are also TV screens and speakers to keep you occupied on the journey.

Wanna live your best coach life? Download a few movies and playlists to your phone or tablet for those drive days. Oh! And remember you can’t take your suitcase up top with you – these need to be stored underneath the coach.

Our Topdeck coaches are up there with the most fuelefficient ways to get around. An added bonus? Our engines contain Adblue solution to convert harmful emissions into water and nitrogen (the good stuff).

The coach is where you’ll really get to know your trip mates. That means: sharing stories (and food), listening to awesome playlists, playing endless rounds of ‘Would You Rather’ and bonding over a mutual love/hatred of the ‘wake up song’. You’ll soon see.

@KATY_FORBES - LONDON, ENGLAND

METRO TICKETS Metro tickets are the most flexible and efficient way to get to the heart of cities like Barcelona and Rome – and they’re on us. Where to first?

FLIGHTS We’ll arrange your flights from A to B on trips that cover a lot of ground – and we’ll take care of your airport transfers to make life that little bit easier. You’re welcome.


@KIRSTYLANETRAVEL - PARIS, FRANCE

@EZZIBUNN - PLITVIČE, CROATIA

@HOLLYENBOM - SINTRA, PORTUGAL

@RACHAELJARMAN - VENICE, ITALY

@EMMAGOLLANN - LAKE BLED, SLOVENIA

@RENEESUNDGREN - MYKONOS, GREECE

/TOPDECKTRAVEL

OUR

@BROOKEMOREHEAD - PAROS, GREECE

@BECSOUTHGATE - ROME, ITALY

TOPDECKTRAVEL

@MATTGENCEVSKI - SWISS ALPS

/TOPDECKTRAVEL

TOPDECKTRAVEL

Sustainability PROMISE

WILDLIFE

ENVIRONMENT

ECONOMIC

SOCIAL

We will take steps to understand and prevent animal cruelty from being a part of tourism that we are involved in.

We will support tourism activities that promote environmental awareness, conserve and protect the environment and respect wildlife.

We will make a positive contribution to the economies of the destinations where we work, live and travel.

We will build a brighter future in the communities where we work, live and travel, always promoting respect among people and cultures.

LET’S GET SOCIAL | SUSTAINABILIT Y PROMISE



 SHARE YOUR TRAVEL MOMENTS WITH US!



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UNFORGETTABLE

Experiences



WITH LOADS OF AWESOME OPTIONAL AND INCLUDED ACTIVITIES PACKED INTO OUR EUROPE TRIPS, AMAZING MEMORIES ARE YOURS FOR THE TAKING.

Explore



- INCLUDED -

THE STREETS OF LONDON ON A FOODIE WALKING TOUR You’re in London, baby! And what better way to get to know this legendary city than by weaving your way around the icons on a walking tour? Wait, it gets better. This is one sightseeing expedish that comes complete with plenty of tasty pit stops. How simply spiffing! Grab your ‘china plates’ (mates) and go... @MISS_YASMINTAMARA - LONDON, ENGLAND @ASIA_G - LONDON, ENGLAND

- INCLUDED/OPTIONAL -

Take

See





UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

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AMSTERDAM ON A BIKE TOUR

A GONDOLA RIDE ALONG THE GRAND CANAL

Wanna blend in while you’re visiting Amsterdam? Then make like a local and take in the city on two wheels! Those canals, cute narrow houses (and a certain famous Museum District) won’t explore themselves, you know. Bonus: this place has a distinct lack of hills, so it’s easy on the thighs as well as the eyes. Sweet!

The best way to see Venice’s maze of bridges and landmarks? From a gondola on the Grand Canal, duh! Hop aboard and let your expert gondolier put in the oar-work as you float peacefully through the city. This one’s an included experience on all of our Hotel trips and an optional extra on our Hostel Plus trips – so everyone’s a winner!

- OPTIONAL @JAKEEMILE - VENICE, ITALY





- INCLUDED -

Enjoy

@LAUZTRAVERS - AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

A GOURMET PICNIC BY THE EIFFEL TOWER

@JELISHA_PATEL - PARIS, FRANCE

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


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- INCLUDED -

See

A SURF LESSON IN ERICEIRA

THE BREATHTAKING FJORDS IN NORWAY

Where better to learn how to carve like a pro than the coast of Portugal, amirite? With a ton of surf spots to choose from, there’s a gnarly break for every experience level – and with the help of your surfing instructor, you’ll be hanging ten in no time! Better start practising your best shaka.



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

- OPTIONAL -

TROLLSTIGEN, NORWAY

Ericeira, Portugal



- OPTIONAL -

Go

SEA KAYAKING IN DUBROVNIK

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

- OPTIONAL -

@GRACECOONEY - DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

@EZZIBUNN - DUBROVNIK, CROATIA



Go

SKYDIVING IN THE SWISS ALPS

@PJ_WANDERS - SWISS ALPS @EZZIBUNN - SWISS ALPS

Get to the chopper! The ultimate adrenaline rush (with an epic view) is waiting for you in the Swiss Alps. Fly along steep valley walls, epic waterfalls and glinting glaciers in a helicopter. Then: it’s the moment of truth! Keep your eyes open as you freefall from 12,000 feet – the scenery is seriously incred!


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#TOPDECKEATS  SHARE YOUR FAVE FOODIE MOMENTS WITH US!



LÁNGOS Budapest, Hungary

@LARA_LUCKY_SHOTS - SWISS ALPS

SCHWEINSHAXE EUROPE’S ANSWER TO CANADA’S ‘BEAVER TAIL’, THIS HUNGARIAN STREET FOOD SUPERSTAR IS ONE BIG, CALORIE-FILLED FRISBEE OF DELICIOUSNESS.

Berlin, Germany

@WELSHYEATS - ANTIPASTO, ITALY

Lángos is essentially deep-fried dough – delightfully crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside – topped with garlic butter, sour cream and shredded cheese. *drools* @WELSHYEATS

HAVE YOU REALLY BEEN TO GERMANY IF YOU HAVEN’T HAD A WHOLE JOINT OF ROAST PORK TO YOURSELF? @ALYSA.LEE - PARIS PICNIC, FRANCE

GRANITA CON LA BRIOCHE Sicily, Italy

A quintessential German dish, schweinshaxe is pork knuckle that’s usually served with mashed potato and a whole lot of crackling! Polish off the whole thing with a stein and we’ll be impressed. Challenge accepted!

@DAN.JAMES.BELL - PAROS, GREECE

WHO SAID YOU CAN’T HAVE DESSERT FOR BREAKFAST?

@TARA_PEIRCE - TUSCANY, ITALY

Certainly not the Sicilians! A traditional breakfast choice in summer, granita con la brioche combines two of our favourite things: warm, buttery bread rolls with cool, sweet sorbet or ice cream. Think: heavenly dessert-like sandwich.

@_SAMANTHAGILBERTSON - FLORENCE, ITALY


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PØLSE Oslo, Norway

@EZZIBUNN - AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

THERE ARE FEW UNHEALTHY ADDICTIONS WE CAN GET AROUND BUT THE NORWEGIANS’ OBSESSION WITH PØLSE (SAUSAGE) IS ONE WE FULLY SUPPORT! Traditionally wrapped in a thin flatbread topped with ketchup and mustard or crispy onions, this staple food is a go-to for breakfast, lunch and dinner – and it’s cheap!

@DAN.JAMES.BELL - PAROS, GREECE

VONGOLE Amalfi Coast, Italy

@WELSHYEATS

THIS TRADITIONAL NAPOLESE PASTA DISH IS LA DOLCE VITA ON A PLATE. Hand-made spaghetti tossed with garlic, chilli and fresh clams – add a spritz of lemon, a glass of vino and a deckchair on the Amalfi Coast and you have yourself one tantalising dish. Bliss.

@WELSHYEATS - LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND

TRDELNÍK

@WELSHYEATS - LONDON, ENGLAND

Prague, Czech Republic

@WELSHYEATS - NICE, FRANCE @CHRYSTKEADVENTURES

IMAGINE THIS: An ice-cream cone made from warm, fire-roasted pastry coated in caramelised cinnamon sugar, lined with berry compote or gooey chocolate sauce and filled with the icy, vanilla-y good stuff… this is seriously the stuff of dessert dreams!

@REDBEKAHHH - MUNICH, GERMANY

CHECK OUT #TOPDECKEATS FOR MORE AWESOME MEALS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE @LACHLANSPENCER - SANTORINI, GREECE


Crew



ENTHUSIASM IS INFECTIOUS – AND OUR ON-ROAD CREW HAVE IT BY THE BUCKETLOAD. PASSIONATE, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND BRIMMING WITH INSIDER TIPS, OUR TRIP LEADERS, CHEFS AND DRIVERS MAKE THE BEST TRAVEL PALS EVER. @LEXHENDRY - SARAJEVO, BOSNIA



OUR CREW

OUR



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Trip Leader ALEX

One of my favourite trips was the 37 day European Pioneer trip I ran last summer. We kicked off this absolute banger of a trip in Paris watching France win the World Cup. The city exploded with red, white and blue fireworks, flares and banners – and everywhere you looked, people were crying and hugging each other, surfing on cars and climbing lamp posts. @LEXHENDRY - PARIS, FRANCE

 MEGAN

I FELT WELCOMED AS SOON AS I JOINED THE TOUR, AND I GOT TO SEE AND DO THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN ON MY BUCKET LIST FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER.

@TOPDECKJANE - FJORDS, NORWAY


OUR CREW

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Trip Leader





KAITLYN

With passengers I have gone canyoning, whitewater rafting, swimming, cycling, skydiving, hiking, dancing, eating, walking, walking, more walking – and met some of the most incredible people in the world.

@KAITLYNLAWRENCE1 - SWISS ALPS

Working as a Trip Leader, you build a passion and enthusiasm for travel that you pass on to your passengers. I have seen people grow and develop in the short time they have been on a trip, and I always think how exciting it is to be in a role where you can inspire and change a person’s life simply by taking them travelling.

 EMMA

AN EPIC TRIP WITH AMAZING PEOPLE. OUR TRIP LEADER ALWAYS MADE SURE WE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON AND GAVE US JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF FREEDOM TO EXPERIENCE THINGS FOR OURSELVES.

@BECSOUTHGATE - SWISS ALPS

@STEVEMARKSMUSIC - PISA, ITALY

@ADVENTURING_ANDY - SEVILLE, SPAIN

Trip Leader ANTHONY





Every passenger travels for different reasons – whether it be food, art, sights or nightlife. I make sure I take into consideration each person’s interests and bucket list items when helping them plan their days.

@ANTSESCAPADES - IONIAN ISLANDS, GREECE @ANTSESCAPADES - ROME, ITALY

Nothing makes me happier on the road than seeing the happy faces of my passengers and the memories they’ve made. It gives me so much joy knowing that I’ve inspired travellers with amazing travel experiences!


FAQS

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FAQS



HOW DO SECTOR TRIPS WORK?

How much LUGGAGE CAN I BRING? 

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



Each person is allowed one item of standard size luggage, plus a day pack.

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

The maximum weight of your main bag must not exceed 44lb/20kg – and the size for all bags must not exceed 70cm x 45cm x 25cm. Due to weight regulations, passengers with overweight luggage may be asked to offload the excess on the morning the trip departs (eek).

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

Please note that small, hard suitcases can’t be taken on board the coach – both for safety and comfort!

Look out for these SECTOR

This is a sector of the XX Day TRIP NAME trip. See p.xx or visit our website.

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

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

WHAT SHOULD I PACK?

BASED ON OUR EXPERIENCE, THESE ITEMS ARE KEY. EVERYONE’S DIFFERENT THOUGH ... ☐ ☐ 1 1 pair pair of of comfortable comfortable walking walking shoes shoes

@JASONBROWN92 - PARIS, FRANCE

HOW DO I GET TO THE STARTING LOCATION? You can find your starting location in your My Topdeck account on the website, or on the Topdeck app. Google Maps and public transport are your best friends! If you have an included transfer. they’ll meet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation.

I AM TRAVELLING WITH MY PARTNER AND WANT TO DO A HOSTEL PLUS TRIP. IS IT POSSIBLE TO UPGRADE TO A PRIVATE ROOM?

☐ ☐ 1 1 pair pair of of smart smart casual casual shoes shoes

Sorry, but it’s not possible to upgrade to a private room with this trip style. On Hostel Plus trips, we have male and female multi-share dorms. If you want to share a private room, we recommend having a look into our Hotel or Explorer trips – then you can have a double or twin-share room.

☐ 1 rainproof jacket

☐ 1 pair of thongs/jandals/flip-flops ☐ 2 pairs of jeans/trousers ☐ 2 pairs of shorts/skirts ☐ 4 shirts/T-shirts ☐ 2 sweaters/jumpers ☐ Smart casual evening wear ☐ 1 warm jacket ☐ Underwear and socks ☐ Swimwear ☐ Snow gear ☐ Towel ☐ Toiletries ☐ Hat and sunscreen ☐ Basic medical kit (including plasters, aspirin etc) ☐ Conversion plug


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

How much money SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?

I CAN’T CHOOSE! CAN I DO MULTIPLE TRIPS? You sure can. And get this – by booking more than one trip, you’ll qualify for our multi-trip discount. Yesss!

It varies! Obvs, there are loads of great souvenirs to be bought and an awesome social scene to get involved in (if that’s your thing). Heaps of your meals are also included, so this really just leaves a few meals and your personal spending to budget for.

Not only that, but lots of our trips are designed so that their departure and finish dates link together – so it’s super easy to keep the good times rolling.

Throughout the trip, your Trip Leader will also let you know about optional activities that you can do, such as gondola rides in Venice or excursions up the Jungfrau Mountain in Switzerland – so keep this in mind when budgeting too!

WHAT’S MY TOPDECK? GOOD QUESTION! It’s an online hub for your trip admin including personalised trip notes, itineraries and payments.

What Visas DO I NEED? The best place to find visa information is www.projectvisa.com. Or, you can contact your local embassy.

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

How much Wi-Fi DO I GET ON THE COACH?

Plenty! You’ll get 650 megabytes. The majority of our accommodation has Wi-Fi too. If you’re super keen to be online the whole time, here’s a tip for you – get a European SIM card and put some money on it. Job done!

@EZZIBUNN - ISTANBUL, TURKEY

HOW MANY PAIRS OF UNDIES DO I NEED TO BRING? ARE FLIGHTS TO/ FROM THE STARTING LOCATION INCLUDED? CAN YOU BOOK AIRPORT TRANSFERS?

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

Soz, but our prices don’t include flights (unless otherwise stated in the itinerary) – and we’re unable to book airport transfers.



Is there a way

TO MEET THE GROUP BEFORE THE TRIP STARTS? There sure is! Simply download the Topdeck app and check out the group chat feature. With this baby, you can connect with your fellow travel pals before you depart and begin your magical friendship in the flash of a winking face emoji. Bonus: you can also use the app to view your itinerary, trip maps, budget tracker and more. Handy, huh?

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READY TO TRAVEL EUROPE LIKE A PRO? OF COURSE YOU ARE! OUR TRIP STYLES CATER TO PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE, SO ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CHOOSE THE STYLE THAT BEST SUITS YOU.

HOSTEL PLUS Our Hostel Plus trip style is a classic. Why, you ask? Well, with Hostel Plus you can get the most from your trip without breaking the bank – and socialise with other Topdeckers in modern hostels, cosy bungalows and cute cabins while you’re at it!

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

St. Christopher’s - Paris, Gare du Nord

ROOM T YPES TWIN/DOUBLE/ MULTI-SHARE DORMS

SAILING Bright blue waters, stunning beaches and more hidden gems than you can shake a snorkel at. Yep, our Sailing trips are pretty much what dreams are made of! The only question is, which of our awesome destinations will you choose – Croatia or Turkey?

ACCOMMODATION MOTORISED SHIPS/GULETS

SHORT BREAKS Sometimes you just need a bit of space to breathe and reboot before or after a longer trip. We totally get it. Which is why these short breaks offer the perfect amount of time to experience some of the world’s most iconic destinations.

CROATIA SAILING - PETRINA BOAT

ACCOMMODATION HOSTELS/HOTELS TRIP LENGTH 4 DAYS

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Generator - London, United Kingdom

TRIP LENGTH 8 DAYS

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Wanna travel as a couple or a duo? Or do you just like your creature comforts? Say no more. With private en-suite double or twin-share rooms, our Hotel trips are just the ticket for those who want a little extra space to kick back and relax.

PICK YOUR ST YLE

HOTEL Ibis Gare de l’Est - Paris, France

ACCOMMODATION 3+ STAR HOTELS TRIP LENGTH 7-34 DAYS

ROOM T YPES SINGLE/TWIN/ DOUBLE

EXPLORER Want plenty of time to get to the heart of each awesome destination we visit – and a small, close-knit group of like-minded travel buddies to do it with? Then allow us to introduce you to our Explorer trips. We think you two will get on just great!

Moxy Hotel - Glasgow, Scotland

ACCOMMODATION 3+ STAR HOTELS TRIP LENGTH 4-18 DAYS

ROOM T YPES SINGLE/TWIN/ DOUBLE

LIMITED EDITION Europe is full of iconic cultural events and experiences. Why not tick some off that bucket list with one of our Limited Edition trips? From music festivals to super yacht sailing, historical trips and street parties, these once-in-a-lifetime experiences are like nothing else.

ACCOMMODATION 3+ STAR HOTELS/MOTORISED SHIPS/HOSTELS TRIP LENGTH 4-17 DAYS

ROOM T YPES TWIN/DOUBLE/ MULTI-SHARE

Oktoberfest, Germany

WHAT DOES MULTI-SHARE MEAN?

WANT TO TRAVEL MORE INDEPENDENTLY?

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

Combine a few of our Short Break packages together for a bespoke city-hopping adventure.


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HOTEL WANNA TRAVEL AS A COUPLE OR A DUO? OR DO YOU JUST LIKE YOUR CREATURE COMFORTS? Say no more. With private en-suite double or twin-share rooms, our Hotel trips are just the ticket for those who want a little extra space to kick back and relax.

ACCOMMODATION 3+ STAR HOTELS

TRIP LENGTH 7-34 DAYS

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What are Sectors?

Sector trips offer you a great way to choose the 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.

Look out for these SECTOR

This is a sector of the XX Day TRIP NAME trip. See p.xx or visit our website.

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THE DISCOVER EUROPE TRIP WAS PERFECT AND EXACTLY WHAT WE DREAMT IT WOULD BE.

Filled to the brim with history, culture, cuisine, landscapes and nightlife, this is one trip that has it all! What will you discover as you make your way through Europe’s finest cities?

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DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Paris is always a good idea. We’ll kick things off on a driving tour before tucking into a picnic by the Eiffel Tower. You’re finally here! (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Yes! A free day in Paris! Browse through bookshops in Le Marais, sip on espresso in a chic café, or just do you. (B)

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DAY 12 VENICE. Check out St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the nearby Bridge of Sighs. Then: jump on a gondola and do the canals in style. (B) DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Today we roll on to Florence – but not before nabbing THAT shot of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. (B,D) DAY 14 FLORENCE TO ROME. First: discover why Florence is often called an open air museum. Rome is next! A walking tour will make a solid dent in that bucket list of yours. (B)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO CARCASSONNE. Learn all about the winemaking process in the red wine centre of the world. Next: the historic walled city of Carcassonne. (B)

DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Today: did someone say beach? There’ll be more glitz tonight as we hit Monaco and the Monte Carlo casinos. (B)

DAY 5 CARCASSONNE TO BARCELONA. Today it’s up and onwards through the majestic Pyrenees mountains, with a stop in Andorra along the way. Later, we’ll make tracks to Barça. (B,D)

DAYS 9-10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS. Next stop: Engelberg. You’ll want full battery to capture the amazing scenery while you’re here! (B,D) (B)

DAY 15 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. After an optional morning visit to the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel, you’ll be free to explore as you please. (B)

DAY 11 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE. Channel Romeo and Juliet and leave your message of lurrrve on the wall at Verona before we hit The Floating City. (B,D)

DAYS 16-19 ROME TO CORFU VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Get excited for Greece! Pinch yourself – you’ve got three nights to count shades of blue... (B) (B,D) (B) (B)


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

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

@thetravelduo - Barcelona, Spain

DAY 20 CORFU TO TIRANA. Today we’ll head over to Tirana, Albania’s lively capital (and arguably Europe’s quirkiest city). (B,D) DAY 21 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK VIA BUDVA. Get hypnotised by the stunning views that race past the coach window as we make our way to the most famous walled city in Europe. (B,D) DAY 22 DUBROVNIK. Drink a cold beer at Buza Bar as the sun sets over the Adriatic, or catch the views from the turquoise water with a spot of optional sea kayaking. (B) DAY 23 DUBROVNIK TO ZADAR. Time to check out oh-so romantic Zadar, where you can chill out, kick back and enjoy the essence of Croatia. Plus, the quirky Sea Organ installation here is seriously cool. (B) DAY 24 ZADAR TO LJUBLJANA. Think: castles, endless sunflower fields and green, rolling hills. Slovenia’s capital is a modern fairytale with a funky twist. (B) DAY 25 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST. Bring on the home of goulash, ruin bars and the Rubik’s cube! (B,D)

DAY 28 VIENNA TO PRAGUE. Today it’s out of Vienna and on to the cobblestone streets of Prague. But first: a sobering visit to former concentration camp Mauthausen. (B,D) DAY 29 PRAGUE. Soak up Prague’s magic as you take on the castle, Charles Bridge and the city’s hip café scene. Want more? Try the street food. (B) DAY 30 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. Today we’ll make a pit stop in historic Dresden on our way to Berlin. (B,D) DAY 31 BERLIN. Over to you! Cross off the main sights or head east to uncover the meaning of Ostalgie. Whatever you do, don’t miss the German take on the doner kebab. (B) DAY 32 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Amsterdam is a bit like a liberal Venice with bicycles. Ready to get out there and soak up those nighttime vibes? (B) DAY 33 AMSTERDAM. Check out Anne Frank’s House (make sure you book in advance!), then toast the end of your adventure on a farewell dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 34 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Today we head back to London for hugs and sad goodbyes. (B)

DAY 26 BUDAPEST. You’ve got a free day to make your mark on the twin cities of Buda and Pest. And… GO! (B) DAY 27 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA. Today: get pumped for opera and apple strudel as we roll into Vienna, the hometown of Freud. (B)

++ 33 breakfasts (B), 14 dinners (D) ++ 32 nights in hotels, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Dinner cruise on the Danube river in Budapest ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Local beer tasting in Prague ++ Nightlife tour of Berlin

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We’re talking Paris. We’re talking Corfu. We’re talking Dubrovnik, Venice and more. Yep, this trip is filled with all the European delights you could ever dream of – and they’re 100% the real deal! DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Time to say bonjour, Paris! We’ll start with a driving tour around the City of Love. Then: get to know your soon-to-be-besties with a gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. You’re finally here! (D)

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DAY 2 PARIS. Today is yours to spend exploring. If you’re in the mood for an optional cabaret show, bike tour or river cruise, let us know – we’ll sort it. (B)

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON. Prepare to turn back time today as we roll into medieval Avignon. Check out the Palace of the Popes, snap a pic of Pont St-Bénézet (Avignon’s famous bridge) or hit up one of the many bakeries for some yummy treats! (B) DAY 6 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA. Sun, Gaudí and sangria. We’re off to the buzzing city of Barcelona! Tonight, there’s an optional flamenco show on the cards. Shall we dance? (B,D)

TOPDECKER

DAY 7 BARCELONA. Awww yeah – a free day! Check out the funky architecture, go shopping along Las Ramblas, head to the beach or just indulge in as many pintxos as you can fit in. (B) DAY 8 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA. France, we meet again. Time for some celebrity spotting and a Mediterranean chillout session. But first: we’ll stop at a perfumery in Grasse for a crash course. Noses at the ready! (B,D) DAY 9 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. This morning: hit the beach and soak up some rays. Ready to rub shoulders with the rich and famous? There’ll be more glitz tonight when we roll into Monaco and the Monte Carlo casinos. (B)

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DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. From iconic landmarks to iconic landscapes: today we’re headed for the stunning Swiss Alps. Kick back and embrace that laidback village living. (B,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Rise and shine – you’ve got some serious exploring to do! Test those pano skills on the revolving gondola to the top of Mt Titlis. Feeling adventurous? Lace up those Nikes and hit the trails – the views are #instagoals. (B)

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DAY 10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE. Florence has more stories than Marvel comics, more culture than a Melbourne hipster, over 1,800 restaurants, AND it gave the world gelato! Tonight, dinner is on us. (B,D) DAY 11 FLORENCE TO ROME. On today’s agenda: not one, but two epic walking tours! After strolling around Florence with a local guide, we’ll move on to Rome – where we’ll swing by the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the mighty Colosseum. (B,D) DAY 12 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Today it’s your day, your way. Count your blessings on an optional tour of Vatican City or sit back in a local café (espresso in hand) and enjoy the #vibes of this historic capital. (B)

DAY 13 ROME TO CORFU VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. After breakfast, it’s all aboard the ferry. Get some shut eye, then wake up in sunny Greece! Gyros, anyone? (B) DAYS 14-16 CORFU. Home to a UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, a fortress, a castle and more beaches than you can shake a snorkel at, Corfu is our base camp for the next few days. Due to its former occupation, this unique island has a distinct and independent culture from mainland Greece. Get out there and start exploring! (B) (B) (B) DAY 17 CORFU TO TIRANA. Get to know the social science behind Tirana’s famed rainbow coloured buildings on a driving tour before we let you loose into the night. (B,D)


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ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@HEYBAILS4 - DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

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INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

@ALI_IN_TRANSIT - CORFU, GREECE

DAY 18 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK VIA BUDVA. Press your nose to the window and soak up all the stunning views as we make our way to the most famous walled city in Europe. We’ll grab dinner and take a wander around Dubrovnik’s tiny cobblestone streets before checking out the awesome nightlife. (B) DAY 19 DUBROVNIK. Yay! A free day in Dubrovnik! Spend some time strolling through the Old Town, then enjoy a cold beer as the sun sets over the Adriatic. Alternatively, take to the water for a spot of optional sea kayaking. There’s also a Game of Thrones tour to get stuck into, if that’s your jam... (B) DAY 20 DUBROVNIK TO ZADAR. Today we’ll listen to the ocean play an instrument in Zadar. Yep, you read that right! More cool facts await you on an orientation tour with your brainy Trip Leader. (B,D) DAY 21 ZADAR TO LJUBLJANA. Today we’re off to Ljubljana (lyoob-lya-nah), aka the capital of Slovenia. See the city come alive on an optional food tour or visit the mesmerising Postojna Cave, then hit the town for a tea or vino with a side of live music. (B,D) DAY 22 LJUBLJANA TO VENICE. Another day, another country. But first: we’ll swing by the ahmazingly beautiful Lake Bled. Ready to fill up your camera roll with epic photos? You’ve come to the right place to do it! (B) DAY 23 VENICE. Gondola ride: essential. Head into St Mark’s Square, go for a walk over the Rialto Bridge in search of the best pizza Venice has to offer or go

local with prosecco and peach purée – the Bellini was born here. (B,L)

DAY 24 VENICE TO MUNICH. Onwards to Munich, the city where beer is officially considered a food. Slide on your lederhosen and get ready for a royal Happy Hour experience at the 429-year-old Hofbräuhaus. Pork knuckle, anyone? (B,D) DAY 25 MUNICH TO HEIDELBERG. First up: a visit to Dachau concentration camp for a lesson in the resilience of humanity. Heidelberg is next. Think: hilltop castle ruins, cobblestone quarters and a storybook 18th-century bridge. ‘Charming’ doesn’t even cover it. (B) DAY 26 HEIDELBERG TO AMSTERDAM. Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe! Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then go check out Dam Square, the Royal Palace and the National Monument. Cheese lovers unite! We’ll stop in at a local cheese shop along the way for some tasty samples. (B) DAY 27 AMSTERDAM. It’s your day, your way. Visit the Anne Frank house (be sure to book in advance), take a picnic to the lush Vondelpark or do as the locals do on an optional bike tour. Tonight, there’s a farewell canal dinner cruise to get on board with. (B,D) DAY 28 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Hang up your clogs – we’re off to London today. You’ve got one more coach ride with the crew before we vamoose, so swap those numbers! (B)

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27 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 11 dinners (D) 27 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

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Traditional cabaret show in Paris Seine river cruise in Paris Scenic excursion to Mt Titlis Flamenco show in Barcelona Guided tour of Vatican City Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik Bike tour of Amsterdam Food tour of Ljubljana

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WALKING TOURMONACO OF

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Visit Pisa and see the famous Leaning Tower ++ Spend three days in Corfu ++ Walking tour of Monaco ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Visit Budva ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Visit former concentration camp Dachau ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

28 DAYS FROM

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AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

@LEXHENDRY - AVIGNON, FRANCE

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

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Starting in Paris, this round trip has it all: awesome cities, picturesque villages and as many carb-loaded foods as your body has room for! Throw in a bunch of epic inclusions (think: a picnic in Paris, a gondola ride in Venice, and a dinner cruise in Amsterdam) and you’ve got one pretty amazing trip. Ready for it? DAYS 1-2 PARIS. Bonjour, Paris! Meet your awesome Trip Leader and get ready to kick things off with a driving tour of this beautiful city. Did someone say gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower? Oh yeah! Make sure you get a selfie with your soon-to-be-besties #makingmemories. It’s up to you how you spend your time on your second day in the City of Love – browse through bookshops in Le Marais, sip on espresso in a chic café, or hit the Champs-Élysées for some shopping. If you’re in the mood for an optional cabaret show, bike tour or river cruise, let us know – we’ll sort it. (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO LYON. Time to say hey to the foodie capital of France! Take a wander around the medieval Old Town on a walking tour with a local guide, then hit up a traditional bouchon (that’s ‘tavern’ to you and me) to see what all the fuss is about. Day four is yours to explore. Pick up some gourmet delights at Lyon’s famed indoor food market or test out your pano skills from Notre-Dame de Fourvière. The clubs here are ridic, so don’t miss the chance to check out the nightlife after. (B) (B)

TOPDECKER

DAYS 5-6 LYON TO LA SPEZIA VIA CINQUE TERRE. The five cliffside villages of Cinque Terre didn’t end up on the World Heritage list for nothing, you know. Each mini-town has a vibe of its own. Completely void of corporate development and full of old town quirks, this is a place where la dolce vita comes served up with a world-class glass of red. We’ll cheers to that! Spend some time walking between the totally insta-worthy villages or lay beach-side and relax – it’s up to you! (B,D) (B) DAYS 7-8 LA SPEZIA TO FLORENCE. Time to snap THAT pic with the infamous Leaning Tower. Then: onwards to the foodie capital of Italy! Florence has more storylines than Marvel comics, more culture than a Shoreditch hipster, over 1,800 restaurants, AND it gave the world gelato. Get schooled on the Medici family and stroll the Ponte Vecchio (the only bridge not bombed in WWII) on an in-depth tour

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- INCLUDED -

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

1

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

GERMANY

Hamburg

2

2

Dresden

2

Prague

1

2 Paris

CZECH REPUBLIC

FRANCE

Kraków

POLAND

AuschwitzBirkenau

Český Krumlov

START/FINISH

2

2 Budapest

HUNGARY

Lyon

2

Venice

Verona La Spezia ITALY

Cinque Terre

2

Pisa

2 Lucca

Florence Rome

DAYS 9-11 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Prepare for the walking tour to end all walking tours! Pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit the mighty Colosseum, where gladiators once risked life and limb. Want more? How about an optional tour of the Vatican? Or, you could always lace up your walking shoes and hit the cobblestones in search of the best pizza Rome has to offer. There’s an optional visit to historic Pompeii on the cards too if that’s your jam. (B,D) (B) (B)

SLOVENIA

2

Orvieto

with a local guide. Later on, the city is yours to roam as you please. Make sure you say ciao to cheeky David and check out some unforgettable views from Palazzo Vecchio on day eight. (B,D) (B)

1 Ljubljana

3

VATICAN CITY

DAYS 12-13 ROME TO VENICE. Write a letter to Juliet in the fair city of Verona before we head to the floating (or slowly sinking) city of Venice. Check out a who’s who of Venice’s usual suspects (including St Mark’s Square and Accademia Bridge) on a guided walking tour, then jump on a gondola and explore the Grand Canal. Day thirteen is yours to take it easy. (B,D) (B) DAY 14 VENICE TO LJUBLJANA. Welcome to the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana (lyoob-lya-nah). Think: castles, endless sunflower fields and green, rolling hills. This city is a modern fairytale with a funky twist. Foodies rejoice! There’s an optional food tour to get amongst here. Later, play ‘eenie-meenie-miney-mo’ with the city’s incredible bar scene. (B)


HOTEL

27

TRIP CODE: EHERPP

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

KRAKÓW, POLAND

@ALYSA.LEE - ROME, ITALY

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

GONDOLA

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

RIDE IN VENICE @LEXHENDRY- AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

DAYS 15-16 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST. You’ve got two days to make your mark on twin cities Buda and Pest. Where to begin? Well, you should probably swing by one of the city’s famous spas while you’re here. If all else fails, fill up on goulash, head to a hip ruin bar and soak up the awesome nighttime vibes. You could get used to it here… (B,D) (B) DAYS 17-18 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW. Next stop, Kraków – Poland’s former royal capital. On the must-do list: spend some time soaking up the local history in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, check out the Jewish Quarter and castle, then hunt down some traditional Polish pierogi (delicious dumpling-y goodness). Yum! (B) (B) DAY 19 KRAKÓW TO ČESKÝ KRUMLOV. First up: a visit to Auschwitz concentration camp for a lesson in the resilience of humanity. Then: on to one of Europe’s most picturesque towns! Complete with an imposing castle, winding cobblestone streets and beautiful gardens, Český Krumlov is like something straight out of a fairytale. Pro tip: head up the castle tower for incredible views over the red roofedbuildings and surrounding countryside. (B,D) DAYS 20-21 ČESKÝ KRUMLOV TO PRAGUE. On to Prague! Soak up some Czech history at the National or Communist Museum or get a taste of the quirky local culture at a marionette puppet opera (you gotta see it to believe it). Oh – and don’t forget to try some roast pork from one of the street vendors lining Old Town Square. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 22-23 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. We’ll make a pit stop at 800-year-old Dresden before we move on to Berlin. Prep yourself for currywurst and more hipsters per capita than anywhere else! We’ll drive you around to see (what’s left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building. Tomorrow’s optional extras: a Third Reich walking tour and the chance to check out the city’s alternative side. (B,D) (B) DAY 24 BERLIN TO HAMBURG. Hamburg is next! Packing more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined, plus the first zoo with no enclosures, Hamburg is one of the hippest cities in Europe. And if that weren’t enough, Hamburg is also home to 3 km of funfair AND Europe’s biggest Japanese garden. We know you won’t be bored. (B) DAYS 25-26 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM. Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe! Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then go check out Dam Square, the Royal Palace and the National Monument. Cheese lovers unite! We’ll have a cheeky tasting before you’re free to explore all that this city has to offer. Optional bike tour, anyone? On our last day in the ‘Dam, there’s a farewell canal dinner cruise to get emosh over, too. (B) (B,D)

26 breakfasts (B), 10 dinners (D) 26 nights in hotels (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ ++ ++ ++

Traditional cabaret show in Paris Local beer tasting in Prague Bike tour of Amsterdam Food tour of Ljubljana

229

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 2PM IN PARIS FINISH APPROX 7PM IN PARIS S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 28

APR

24

MAY

2

JUN

28

JUN

G

FINISH

7

JUL

2

AUG

4

AUG

30

AUG

1

SEP

27

SEP

G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

DAY 27 AMSTERDAM TO PARIS. Hang up your clogs – it’s back to Paris today. You’ve got one more coach ride with the crew before we vamoose, so swap those numbers! Anyone for round two? (B)

TOPDECKER



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

27 DAYS FROM

6159

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

PISA, ITALY

@SAUL_SPACE - PARIS, FRANCE

$2199

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


23 D A Y | E U R O P E U N C O V E R E D

HOTEL

28

LONDON

32

11

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

 AMY:

OUR EUROPE UNCOVERED TRIP WAS INCREDIBLE. OUR TRIP LEADER AND DRIVER WERE OUTSTANDING AND INCREDIBLY KNOWLEDGEABLE.

Get ready to uncover the best that Europe has to offer – from the boulevards of Paris to the beaches of Croatia, the mountains of Switzerland and the buzzing nightclubs of Berlin. Awesome! DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Love is in the air as we kick off our trip in the city of romance. Get your kicks on a driving tour before we indulge in a #gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. Don’t forget to take a selfie – you’re going to want to remember this moment forever! (D)

TOPDECKER

LONDON

DAY 2 PARIS. Shop your way down the ChampsÉlysées, or sip cafés au lait with the locals in Le Marais and watch life go by. Want more? Trade walking for a set of wheels on an optional bike tour. Tonight a traditional cabaret show or Seine river cruise is on the cards. (B)

SWISS ALPS

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP Amsterdam

START/FINISH

NETHERLANDS

2 Berlin

2

London

ENGLAND

GERMANY

Dresden

2 Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen Paris

Salzburg

FRANCE

AUSTRIA

Swiss Alps

2

SWITZERLAND

Verona

1 Lake Bled

Postojna Cave

2

SLOVENIA

Venice MONACO

2

French Riviera

Pisa

1 Ljubljana 2

Pula

CROATIA

1 Florence ITALY

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS. Rise and shine – you’ve got some serious exploring to do! Why not hop on the revolving gondola to the top of Mt Titlis and test those pano photo skills? (B)

DAY 9 FLORENCE TO ROME. Join our local guide for a walking tour of Florence’s artsy side. Then: get ready to become an amateur historian – Rome is up next. (B)

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

DAY 10 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Swing by the likes of the Spanish Steps, the Roman Forum and the epic Colosseum. Want more? An optional tour of Vatican City is waiting for you. Tonight: go in search of the best pizza Rome has to offer. (B)

DAY 3 PARIS. You’ve got an extra day in the city, so get those walking shoes on! Why not head to the Champs-Élysées or say hey to the Sacré-Cœur? Anyone for another pain au chocolat? (B)

DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Go window shopping at some haute couture boutiques, or just hang out on the beach. Tonight: get ready to channel your inner paparazzo as we go celebrity spotting in Monaco. Don’t forget to strike a pose at the casino! (B)

DAY 4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. Prepare for views like you’ve never seen before! Today we roll into the stunning Swiss Alps. Kick back and embrace that laidback village living. (B,D)

DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE. First stop: the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa for THAT shot. Later, we’ll show you the A to Z of Florence. Who’s ready for gelato? (B,D)

DAY 11 ROME TO VENICE. We’ll stop off in fair Verona to check out Juliet’s balcony before we arrive in Venice. You know it as The Floating City, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). (B,D) DAY 12 VENICE. Today we’ll check out a who’s who of the city’s usual suspects on a walking tour. Then: jump on a gondola ride for the full Venice experience. Unashamed selfie-taking is encouraged. (B)


HOTEL

29

TRIP CODE: EHPALL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@STARATKINSON - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

@CAROLYN.TRAVELS

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

- INCLUDED -

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



VISIT PISA

AND SEE THE FAMOUS LEANING TOWER

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

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

OPTIONAL EXTRAS Lake Bled, Slovenia

DAY 13 VENICE TO PULA. Say ciao to Italy as we roll into Pula. With an ancient Roman amphitheatre that doubles as a concert venue, this place is pretty awesome. Get stuck into an included dinner with the crew tonight. (B,D) DAY 14 PULA. You’ve got a free day in Pula. Explore to your heart’s content and soak up this one-of-akind paradise. Did you know? This place has been hailed as the new Tuscany for foodies. Make sure you give Ćevapi or some local seafood a try! (B) DAY 15 PULA TO LJUBLJANA VIA POSTOJNA CAVE. An eclectic mix of ancient and new gives Ljubljana a bohemian fairytale vibe. Heads up: the café and bar scene is legendary! (B) DAY 16 LJUBLJANA TO SALZBURG. Today we’ve got enough time for a quick stop at beautiful Lake Bled (just in case your Insta feed needs updating). Then: we’ll roll into the home of The Sound of Music. Are you ready for a sing-along? (B,D) DAY 17 SALZBURG TO PRAGUE. We’ll take some time to reflect at former concentration camp Mauthausen this morning. Next, we’ll take on Prague. Get your bearings on a walking tour, then tonight it’s dinner with the fam. (B,D)

DAY 19 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. Say hello to Germany! We’ll make a pit stop in historic Dresden before moving on to ultra-cool Berlin. (B,D) DAY 20 BERLIN. Check out the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial or explore the local galleries out east. Tonight, why not grab a slice of Berlin’s nightlife? It’s famous for a reason. (B) DAY 21 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. DAM it’s going to be a good day – especially with some cheese tasting on the cards! After, get your bearings on an orientation tour of the most liberal city in Europe. Tonight? Join the locals for a beverage or two canalside. (B) DAY 22 AMSTERDAM. Opt to hit the streets like a local (on two wheels) or or check out Anne Frank’s house (make sure to book this one in advance!). Later it’s time to toast the end of your adventure with a farewell dinner cruise. *sad face emoji* (B,D) DAY 23 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Today we head back to London for hugs and goodbyes. Who’s up for round two? (B)

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Scenic excursion to Mt Titlis Local beer tasting in Prague Nightlife tour of Berlin Traditional cabaret show in Paris Bike tour of Amsterdam

227

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 12

APR

4

MAY

FINISH

5

JUL

27

JUL

G

12

JUL

3

AUG

19

JUL

10

AUG

G

26

JUL

17

AUG

10

MAY

1

JUN

24

MAY

15

JUN

31

MAY

22

JUN

2

AUG

24

AUG

7

JUN

29

JUN

9

AUG

31

AUG

14

JUN

6

JUL

G

16

AUG

7

SEP

21

JUN

13

JUL

G

23

AUG

14

SEP

28

JUN

20

JUL

6

SEP

28

SEP

G G G G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

TOPDECKER

DAY 18 PRAGUE. Soak up some Czech history at the National or Communist Museum or get a taste of the quirky local culture at a marionette puppet opera (you gotta see it to believe it). (B)

23 DAYS FROM

5199

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA

@ANIAPALCZAK - BERLIN, GERMANY

$1499

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


21 D A Y | C O B B L E S T O N E S & C A N A L S

HOTEL

30

ROME

LONDON

27

MEALS

11

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EHDERL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Spend three days in Corfu ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

TIRANA,ALBANIA

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 20 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) ++ 19 nights in hotels (twin or double), 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA Amsterdam

FINISH

London

ENGLAND

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

1 STOP & STAY

NETHERLANDS

2 Berlin

2 Dresden

GERMANY

++ Guided tour of Vatican City ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Third Reich walking tour of Berlin ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam

AUSTRIA

231

1

FINISH

JUL

City

AUG

APR

6

MAY

G

30

JUL

19

AUG

MAY

3

JUN

G

6

AUG

26

AUG

21

MAY

10

JUN

13

AUG

2

SEP

4

JUN

24

JUN

20

AUG

9

SEP

11

JUN

1

JUL

27

AUG

16

SEP

18

JUN

8

JUL

10

SEP

30

SEP

25

JUN

15

JUL

2

JUL

22

JUL

9

JUL

29

JUL

G

16

JUL

5

AUG

G

17

SEP

7

OCT

24

SEP

14

OCT

15

OCT

4

NOV

TOPDECKER

1

overnight ferry

G G

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double

$1649

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

Igoumenitsa

G

Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime! Get your vitamin sea in Corfu, hop along cobblestone streets in Croatia, then swing by Budapest, Prague, Amsterdam and more. Excited? So are we!

DAYS 8-9 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK VIA BUDVA. Next stop: Dubrovnik. Why not catch the views from the turquoise water with a spot of optional sea kayaking? There’s also a Game of Thrones tour to get on board with if you’re interested! (B,D) (B)

4849

ALBANIA

Corfu

DAY 7 CORFU TO TIRANA. Today we’ll head over to Tirana, Albania’s lively capital (and arguably Europe’s quirkiest city). (B,D)

$

1 Tirana

GREECE

G

DAYS 3-6 ROME TO CORFU VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Jump on the ferry in Italy, wake up in Greece. Hunt down some gyros, then spend three days counting shades of blue. This is the life! (B) (B,D) (B) (B)

21 DAYS FROM

Budva

MONTENEGRO

G

DAYS 1-2 ROME VIA VATICAN CITY. First things first: meet the group and get your bearings. On day two, why not spend some time checking out the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum? You can even opt in to pay a visit to the Vatican. Sistine Chapel = 100% bucket list material. (B)

G= Guaranteed Departure

single supplement from an extra

2

FINISH 12

16

G

2

ITALY Vatican

14

G

CROATIA

Dubrovnik Rome

S TA R T 23

HUNGARY

1 Zadar

START

2020

2 Budapest

SLOVENIA

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM)

1

Ljubljana

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

S TA R T

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen Vienna

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

Prague

2

DAY 10 DUBROVNIK TO ZADAR. Time to check out oh-so romantic Zadar, where you can chill out, kick back and enjoy the essence of Croatia. (B) DAY 11 ZADAR TO LJUBLJANA. Think: castles, endless sunflower fields and green, rolling hills. Slovenia’s capital is a modern fairytale with a funky twist. (B)

DAYS 12-13 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST. Budapest is up next! You’ve got two nights to make your mark on the home of goulash, ruin bars and the Rubik’s cube. And… GO! (B,D) (B) DAY 14 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA. Today: get pumped for opera and apple strudel as we roll into Vienna, the hometown of Freud. (B) DAYS 15-16 VIENNA TO PRAGUE. First: a sobering visit to former concentration camp Mauthausen. Then: soak up Prague’s magic as you take on the castle, Charles Bridge and the city’s hip café scene. (B,D) (B) DAYS 17-18 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. Onwards to Berlin (via a stop in historic Dresden). Cross off the main sights or head east to uncover the meaning of Ostalgie. (B,D) (B) DAYS 19-20 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Opt in to hit Amsterdam’s streets like a local (on two wheels), then toast the end of your adventure on a farewell dinner cruise. (B) (B,D) DAY 21 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Today we head back to London for hugs and sad goodbyes. (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 34 Day Discover Europe trip. See p.22 or visit our website.


19 D A Y | R E N A I S S A N C E R O A D 25

PARIS

8

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

HOTEL

ROME

31

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EHERRP

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz– Birkenau ++ Orientation tour of the restored city of Dresden ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

@ J_AADE - BERLIN, GERMANY

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

1

Berlin

Hamburg

GERMANY

2

2

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Dresden

2

Prague

AuschwitzBirkenau

2 Kraków

POLAND

1 Český Krumlov

FINISH

@_MICKI_P_ - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Paris

CZECH REPUBLIC

FRANCE

2 Budapest

HUNGARY

Venice Verona

2

18 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) 18 nights in hotels (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

1 Ljubljana

SLOVENIA

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Bike tour of Amsterdam Guided tour of Vatican City Food tour of Ljubljana Local beer tasting in Prague Third Reich walking tour of Berlin

227

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

3

VATICAN CITY

START

Rome

START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 7PM IN PARIS

ITALY

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

@TAYLAREM - ROME, ITALY

Get ready for an adventure as we travel from historic Rome all the way to the City of Light – ticking off the likes of Budapest, Prague and Amsterdam along the way. Sound good? We thought so!

DAYS 4-5 ROME TO VENICE. Check out a who’s who of Venice’s usual suspects on a guided walking tour, then jump on a gondola and explore the Grand Canal. (B,D) (B) DAY 6 VENICE TO LJUBLJANA. An eclectic mix of ancient and new makes for a fairytale experience in Ljubljana (lyoob-lya-nah). (B) DAY 7-8 LJUBJANA TO BUDAPEST. You’ve got two days to make your mark on twin cities Buda and Pest. We recommend swinging by one of the city’s famous spas while you’re here. (B,D) (B) DAYS 9-10 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW. Next stop, Kraków. On the must-do list: Soak up history in Old Town, check out the Jewish Quarter and castle, then hunt down some traditional Polish pierogi. (B) (B) DAY 11 KRAKÓW TO ČESKÝ KRUMLOV. First up: a visit to former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau. Then: off we go to Český Krumlov. (B)

MAY

24

MAY

10

JUN

28

JUN

G

JUL

2

AUG

12

AUG

30

AUG

9

SEP

27

SEP

G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

DAYS 12-13 ČESKÝ KRUMLOV TO PRAGUE. On to Prague! Soak up some Czech history at the National or Communist Museum or get a taste of the quirky local culture at a marionette puppet opera (you gotta see it to believe it). (B,D) (B) DAYS 14-15 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. We’ll make a pit stop in 800-year-old Dresden before we move on to Berlin. Prep yourself for currywurst and more hipsters per capita than anywhere else! (B,D) (B) DAY 16 BERLIN TO HAMBURG. Hamburg is next! Packing more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined, plus the first zoo with no enclosures, Hamburg is one of the hippest cities in Europe. (B) DAYS 17-18 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM. Get your bearings on an orientation tour of Amsterdam, then go check out Dam Square, the Royal Palace and the National Monument. On our last day in the ‘Dam, there’s a farewell canal dinner cruise to get emosh over, too. (B) (B,D) DAY 19 AMSTERDAM TO PARIS. Hang up your clogs – it’s back to Paris today. (B)

19 DAYS FROM

4299

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 27 Day European Promenade trip. See p.26 or visit our website.

TOPDECKER

DAYS 1-3 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Ready to roam Rome? We’ll kick things off with the walking tour to end all walking tours. Want more? How about an optional tour of the Vatican? (D) (B) (B)

6

FINISH

15

$1599

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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

HOTEL

32

LONDON

25

LONDON

MEALS

8

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EHEVLL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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

@TAYLAREM - PARIS, FRANCE

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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

@DEANNNAKEMP - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Berlin

Amsterdam

GERMANY

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

2

2

London

ENGLAND

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Dresden

Traditional cabaret show in Paris Seine river cruise in Paris Guided tour of Vatican City Tandem paragliding in the Austrian Alps Third Reich walking tour of Berlin Bike tour of Amsterdam

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

Mauthausen

Paris

FRANCE

1 Austrian Swiss Alps

245

SWITZERLAND

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@TAYLAREM - FLORENCE, ITALY

Alps

2

AUSTRIA

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

2

2 Venice Florence ITALY

Pisa

2

Orvieto Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 3PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 8

APR

25

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G G

6

MAY

23

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20

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22

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16

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3

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24

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TOPDECKER

G= Guaranteed Departure

18 DAYS FROM

4399

G

Climb the Eiffel Tower, explore Rome, visit the Berlin Wall and breathe in the crisp, cool air of the Alps. Ready to make memories and friends that will last a lifetime? Yeah, you are! DAYS 1-2 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Ready to see the City of Love in style on a driving tour? We’ll finish with a picnic beside the legendary Eiffel Tower (bon appétit). On day two, you’re free to explore. Cabaret show or Seine cruise, anyone? (D) (B)

DAY 11 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS. So much more than schnitzel, strudel and The Sound of Music, the thrill-seekers’ paradise of the Austrian Alps should have been sponsored by GoPro. There are plenty of optional extras to keep you occupied here! (B,D)

DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. Trade in Parisian streets for snowy peaks. The gorgeous Alpine wonderland of Engelberg is next! While you’re here, why not take the option to hop on the revolving gondola to the top of Mt Titlis? (B,D) (B)

DAYS 12-13 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE. First: a visit to former concentration camp Mauthausen. Then: Prague! Snap a selfie on Charles Bridge, visit a miniatures museum and eat roast pork from one of the street vendors lining Old Town Square. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 5-6 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE. We’ll head down the mountain and stop for THAT photo at Pisa. Then: make your food baby sing as we roll into Florence, the land of hearty Tuscan cuisine and birthplace of gelato. (B) (B,D)

DAYS 14-15 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. We’ll swing by Dresden on our way to Berlin – where we’ll drive you around to see the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building. On day fifteen, there’s an optional Third Reich tour for the history buffs. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 7-8 FLORENCE TO ROME. Get excited, ‘cos Rome is next! Must-sees include: the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum. And as for the must-eats? Think: allllllll of the carbs. (B) (B)

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

G

@SUNSHINETA27 - ROME, ITALY

$1499

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAYS 9-10 ROME TO VENICE INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Count your blessings on an optional tour of the Vatican before we scoot off to Venice. After checking out the sights on a walking tour, we’ll clamber aboard a gondola for the full Grand Canal experience. Look at you, exploring in style! (B,D) (B)

DAYS 16-17 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Welcome to Amsterdam! This place needs no introduction. Go for the treble at the Anne Frank Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum (make sure you book in advance), then round things off with a farewell dinner cruise. (B) (B,D) DAY 18 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Grab a pack of stroopwafels and get ready for your last coach ride with the crew. London is calling us back… (B)


NEW TRIP

17 D A Y | S C E N I C S U M M E R 1 STOP & STAY

MEALS

9

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU: 2 FINISH

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

ENGLAND

Heidelberg

1

Dachau

1 Munich

GERMANY

Spend three days in Corfu Visit Budva Gondola ride in Venice Visit former concentration camp Dachau Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

S TA R T

Ljubljana 1 SLOVENIA

Venice

1

2

Dubrovnik CROATIA

Budva

MONTENEGRO

1 START

Rome

1 Tirana

overnight ferry

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Corfu

ITALY

GREECE

Igoumenitsa

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16 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 dinners (D) 16 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

This is a sector of the 28 Day European Delights trip. See p.24 or visit our website.

SECTOR

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

17 DAYS FROM

++ Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik ++ Food tour of Ljubljana ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik

3939

$

AUD PER PERSON

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@THEHODGE66 - VENICE, ITALY

FINISH

22

G= Guaranteed Departure

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

Zadar

CROATIA

FINISH 2020

Lake Bled

2

232

$

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 12PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

London

SECTOR

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EHTERL

DAY STOP

HOTEL

22

#TOPDECKER

YOUR ROUTE

LONDON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$1799

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

17 D A Y | R O A D T O P R A G U E ROME

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen Vienna

AUSTRIA

2 Budapest

HUNGARY

SLOVENIA

1

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EHDERP

START

Dubrovnik

2

Budva

MONTENEGRO

1

overnight ferry

++ Driving tours of Budapest and Vienna ++ Spend three nights in Corfu ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

CROATIA

1 Zadar

VATICAN CITY

9

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

1

Ljubljana

2

MEALS

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

FINISH

ITALY

21

Prague

2

Rome

PRAGUE

1 Tirana

ALBANIA

Igoumenitsa Corfu

GREECE

++ 16 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) ++ 15 nights in hotels, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

SECTOR

218

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 9AM IN PRAGUE S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

FINISH

23

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3

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24

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10

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15

OCT

31

OCT

G= Guaranteed Departure

++ Guided tour of Vatican City SECTOR

This is a sector of the 34 Day Discover Europe trip. See p.22 or visit our website.

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

@EBONYMENAI - CORFU, GREECE

G G G G G

TOPDECKER

ROME

33

17 DAYS FROM

3699

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$1299

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


IMPROVED ITINERARY

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

TOPDECKER

#TOPDECKER

HOTEL

34

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

ROME

22

MEALS

7

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

START

249

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EHDELR

DAY STOP

SECTOR

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

London

ENGLAND

++ Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Bordeaux winery experience ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Local guide in Florence

2 Paris

FRANCE

Loire Valley

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 12PM IN ROME

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

S TA R T

2

MONACO

French Riviera

ANDORRA

Barcelona SPAIN

Pisa

ITALY

1 Florence

2

1

Carcassonne

2 Venice

Verona

1 Bordeaux

FINISH

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

2

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

15 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) 15 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

FINISH

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19

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2

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17

OCT

G G G G G

G= Guaranteed Departure This is a sector of the 34 Day Discover Europe trip. See p.22 or visit our website.

SECTOR

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ ++ ++ ++

S TA R T

FINISH 2020

Traditional cabaret show in Paris Visit Château de Chambord Flamenco show in Barcelona Scenic excursion to Mt Titlis

16 DAYS FROM

$

3979

AUD PER PERSON All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@RACHAELJARMAN - VENICE, ITALY

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$1229

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

14 D A Y | S O H O T O B O H O LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

PRAGUE

19

MEALS

6

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EHEVLP

DAY STOP

ORGANISED FOR YOU: START

London

ENGLAND

FINISH

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

2 2

Mauthausen

Paris

FRANCE

1 Austrian Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Alps

2

AUSTRIA

2 Venice Pisa

ITALY

Florence

2

Orvieto Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++

Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower Wine tasting and al fresco dinner in Tuscany Gondola ride in Venice Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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

This is a sector of the 18 Day European Odyssey trip. See p.32 or visit our website.

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

SECTOR

253

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9AM IN PRAGUE S TA R T

FINISH

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14

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7

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20

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8

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21

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G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

14 DAYS FROM

$

3539

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$1099

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

@RENEE.TRAVEL - PARIS, FRANCE


14 D A Y | V E N E T I A N T R A I L MEALS

8

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EHPARL

 COURTNEY:

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

AMAZING TRIP! GREAT SIGHTS, GOOD PLANNING, GOOD TIMES!

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

@ALEX_HARTIGAN - VENICE, ITALY

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

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

@PAULOAJSILVA - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

FINISH

London

ENGLAND

NETHERLANDS

2 Berlin

2 Dresden

@RENEE.TRAVEL - VENICE, ITALY

GERMANY

2 Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen Salzburg

AUSTRIA

Verona

Postojna Cave

1 Ljubljana

SLOVENIA

2

Pula

START

ITALY

1

From the canals of Venice to the spires of Prague and the history of Berlin (and not forgetting the beaches of Croatia and the beauty of Slovenia), this is one fortnight you won’t want to end! DAY 1 ROME. Welcome to Rome – hands down one of the most incredible cities in the world. Meet the group, then get out there and explore!

DAY 8 SALZBURG TO PRAGUE. We’ll take some time to reflect at former concentration camp Mauthausen this morning. Next, we’ll take on Prague. (B,D)

DAY 2 ROME TO VENICE. We’ll stop off in Verona to check out Juliet’s balcony before we arrive in The Floating (or slowly sinking) City. (B,D)

DAY 9 PRAGUE. Soak up some Czech history at the National or Communist Museum or get a taste of the quirky local culture at a marionette puppet opera. (B)

DAY 3 VENICE. Today we’ll check out a who’s who of Venice’s usual suspects on a walking tour. Then: jump on a gondola ride for the full Grand Canal experience. (B)

DAY 10 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. We’ll make a pit stop in historic Dresden before moving on to Berlin. (B,D)

DAY 4 VENICE TO PULA. Welcome to Pula! With an ancient Roman amphitheatre that doubles as a concert venue, this place is pretty awesome. (B,D) DAY 5 PULA. You’ve got a free day in Pula. Explore to your heart’s content and soak up this one-of-a-kind paradise. (B) DAY 6 PULA TO LJUBLJANA. First: Postojna Cave. Then: on to Ljubljana! An eclectic mix of ancient and new gives this city a bohemian vibe. Heads up: the café and bar scene is legendary! (B) DAY 7 LJUBLJANA TO SALZBURG. There’s enough time for a quick stop at beautiful Lake Bled before we roll on to the home of The Sound of Music. (B,D)

Bike tour of Amsterdam Food tour of Ljubljana Local beer tasting in Prague Third Reich walking tour of Berlin

229

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

Lake Bled

CROATIA

Rome

++ ++ ++ ++

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

1

Venice 2

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

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

START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 21

APR

4

MAY

19 2

MAY

1

JUN

JUN

15

JUN

G G

FINISH

14

JUL

27

JUL

21

JUL

3

AUG

28

JUL

10

AUG

4

AUG

17

AUG

9

JUN

22

JUN

11

AUG

24

AUG

16

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29

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18

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31

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6

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30

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13

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20

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15

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28

SEP

DAY 13 AMSTERDAM. Opt in to hit the streets like a local (on two wheels), then toast the end of your adventure with a farewell dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 14 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Today we head back to London for hugs and sad goodbyes. (B) SECTOR

G G G

14 DAYS FROM

3199

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

This is a sector of the 23 Day Europe Uncovered trip. See p.28 or visit our website.

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

DAY 11 BERLIN. Check out the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial or explore the local galleries out east. Tonight, why not grab a slice of Berlin’s famous nightlife? (B) DAY 12 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. DAM it’s going to be a good day! Get your bearings on an orientation tour of the vibrant capital, then you’re free to explore. (B)

G

TOPDECKER

19

LONDON

HOTEL

ROME

35

$989

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


NEW TRIP

13 D A Y | C U LT U R E & C O U T U R E

HOTEL

36

LONDON

18

ROME

6

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EHTELR

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Visit Pisa and see the famous Leaning Tower ++ Walking tour of Rome

@ELEAWARREN - PISA, ITALY

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

@RACHAELJARMAN - SWISS ALPS

12 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) 12 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

START

London

ENGLAND

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Paris

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2

@SHARKIE_X - ROME, ITALY

Avignon

246

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

2

FRANCE

Traditional cabaret show in Paris Seine river cruise in Paris Scenic excursion to Mt Titlis Flamenco show in Barcelona Guided tour of Vatican City

Pont du Gard

2 French Riviera

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

MONACO

1

Pisa 1 Florence ITALY

2 Barcelona SPAIN

2

VATICAN CITY

FINISH

Rome

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR MEET AT 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 12PM IN ROME S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 16

MAY

28

MAY

6

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11

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23

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1

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13

AUG

5

SEP

17

SEP

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G= Guaranteed Departure

@RACHAELJARMAN - PONT DU GARD, FRANCE G

From effortlessly chic Paris to the glam French Riviera, the casinos of Monaco and the mighty Rome, this trip packs enough culture and couture to knock your (designer) socks off. DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Bonjour, Paris! First: a driving tour around the City of Love. Then: a gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. You’re finally here! (D)

DAY 8 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA. Time for some celebrity spotting and a Mediterranean chillout session. But first: we’ll stop at a perfumery in Grasse for a crash course. (B,D)

DAY 2 PARIS. Today is yours to explore. If you’re in the mood for an optional cabaret show, bike tour or river cruise, let us know – we’ll sort it. (B)

DAY 9 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Ready to rub shoulders with the rich and famous? There’ll be more glitz tonight when we roll into Monaco. (B)

TOPDECKER

DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. From iconic landmarks to iconic landscapes. Today we’re headed for the stunning Swiss Alps. (B,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Rise and shine – you’ve got some serious exploring to do! Take the option to hop on the revolving gondola to the top of Mt Titlis and test those pano skills. (B)

13 DAYS FROM

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON. Prepare to turn back time today as we roll into medieval Avignon. (B)

3189

$

DAY 6 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA. Sun, Gaudí and sangria. We’re off to the buzzing city of Barcelona! Tonight, there’s an optional flamenco show on the cards. Shall we dance? (B,D)

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$1199

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAY 7 BARCELONA. Awww yeah – a free day! Check out the funky architecture, go shopping, or just indulge in as many pintxos as you can fit in. (B)

DAY 10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE. Take THAT shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before rolling on to Florence. A local guide will show us around before we tuck into a yummy meal. (B,D) DAY 11 FLORENCE TO ROME. All roads lead to Rome. When we get there, we’ll round off the day in true Roman style: with a delicious dinner. (B,D) DAY 12 ROME. Time to shorten that bucket list! Pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit the mighty Colosseum. (B) DAY 13 ROME. It’s time to swap numbers and say ciao to your new BFFs – our trip ends after breakfast. (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 28 European Delights trip. See p.24 or visit our website.


IMPROVED ITINERARY

12 D A Y | PA PA R A Z Z I PA R A D E

ROME

16

MEALS

6

COUNTRIES

WI-FI



HOTEL

BARCELONA

37

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EHDEBR

TAYLOR:

LOVED IT! DEFINITELY RECOMMEND AND WILL BOOK AGAIN. THE TOUR WAS GREAT AND THE PLACES WERE GREAT.

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Visit a traditional perfumery in the French Riviera ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Gondola ride in Venice

@KATEMATHWIN - PISA, ITALY

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

11 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 11 nights in hotels (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Scenic excursion to Mt Titlis ++ Guided tour of Vatican City ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona

BARCELONA,SPAIN

1 STOP & STAY

@ABBILENE.TYPE - VENICE, ITALY

2

Venice ITALY

START

Barcelona SPAIN

French Riviera

FRANCE

2

Pisa

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

2

Verona

2

1 Florence

FINISH

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

@MARTA_SANTO - MONACO

Paparazzi posse, assemble! Get your cameras at the ready for the spectacular architecture of Barcelona, the mountain resorts of Switzerland and the Renaissance statues of Florence. DAY 1 BARCELONA. Meet your awesome Trip Leader and kick things off in the home of tapas, siestas and a super passionate football team. It’s time to fiesta in Barça, baby! (D)

DAY 7 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE. Channel Romeo and Juliet and leave your message of lurrrve on the wall at Verona before we hit The Floating (or slowly sinking) City. (B,D)

DAY 2 BARCELONA. Sun, Gaudí and sangria. Check out the architecture at Park Güell, go shopping along Las Ramblas or say ‘olé’ at an optional flamenco show. How many patatas bravas can you fit in before we leave? (B)

DAY 8 VENICE. Check out St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the nearby Bridge of Sighs. Then: jump on a gondola and do the canals in style. Selfies are encouraged here. (B)

DAY 3 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA. Next stop: the French Riviera. Time for celebrity spotting and a Mediterranean chillout session! (B,D) DAY 4 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Today: did someone say beach? Get ready to channel your inner paparazzo – we’ll be hitting Monaco and the Monte Carlo casinos tonight. (B) DAYS 5-6 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS. Swap the sea for scenery ‘cos Engelberg is up next. You’ll want full battery to capture the amazing landscapes while you’re here! (B,D) (B)

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

MONACO

250

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

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S TA R T

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17

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DAYS 11-12 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Before we say goodbye, why not pay an optional morning visit to Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel? It’s the perfect way to round off the trip! (B) (B)

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G= Guaranteed Departure

DAY 9 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Today we roll on to Florence – but not before nabbing THAT shot of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Gelato anyone? (B,D) DAY 10 FLORENCE TO ROME. First: discover why Florence is often called an open air museum. Then: onwards to Rome. A walking tour will make a solid dent in that bucket list of yours. (B)

G

TOPDECKER

YOUR ROUTE

12 DAYS FROM

2999

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 34 Day Discover Europe trip. See p.22 or visit our website.

$899

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


IMPROVED ITINERARY

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

HOTEL

38

LONDON

15

LONDON

MEALS

6

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EHWELL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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

@TAYLAREM - FLORENCE, ITALY

YOUR ROUTE

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

1 STOP & STAY

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

@LACHLANSPENCER - LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND

2

START/FINISH

London

Traditional cabaret show in Paris Guided tour of Vatican City Bike tour of Amsterdam Seine river cruise in Paris Bike tour of Paris

Heidelberg

1

GERMANY

2 1 Munich

Paris

FRANCE

249

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

Lucerne

SWITZERLAND

@HAHTHER - VENICE, ITALY

1 1 Venice

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 1

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1

2

VATICAN CITY

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15 G

ITALY

Rome

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN AMSTERDAM) FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN PARIS) S TA R T

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

DAY STOP

G= Guaranteed Departure

G

@THE_JACKIEB - ROME, ITALY

G G G G

Think: a collection of fascinating cultures, plus some of the finest landscapes and most fabulous cities on the continent. Our Essential Europe trip truly is the best of the best! DAY 1 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM (OR JOIN IN AMSTERDAM). Your Euro trip starts here. Ready to meet your fellow Topdeckers and take on Amsterdam? Yeah, you are!

TOPDECKER

DAY 2 AMSTERDAM. It’s your day, your way. Visit the Anne Frank House (make sure you book this one in advance), tuck into hot chips topped with mayo, or do as the locals do on an optional bike tour. Tonight, there’s a canal dinner cruise to get on board with. (B,D) DAY 3 AMSTERDAM TO HEIDELBERG. Heidelberg is next. Think: hilltop castle ruins, cobblestone quarters and a fairytale 18th-century bridge. ‘Charming’ doesn’t even begin to cover it! (B,D) DAY 4 HEIDELBERG TO MUNICH. Welcome to the home of Oktoberfest and BMW. Make like a local: grab a stein and seal the deal with a traditional pork knuckle at one of the city’s’s famous beer halls. Prost! (B)

12 DAYS FROM

2979

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$1139

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

After covering all of the city’s best bits on a walking tour, tonight’s carbs will be guilt-free. (B)

DAY 7 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. You won’t want to miss today’s optional visit to the Vatican. The amazing Sistine Chapel ceiling must be seen to be believed! (B) DAY 8 ROME TO FLORENCE. Hello, Florence! Shop, eat, explore – then eat again. (B,D) DAY 9 FLORENCE TO LUCERNE. Prepare for more #epicviews as we head to the lakeside town of Lucerne – where we’ll check out the famous Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, Glacier Gardens and Hofkirche on a guided tour. (B) DAY 10 LUCERNE TO PARIS. Mon dieu! Paris is our next stop. Ease yourself in on our city driving tour, then tick off all of those OMG-must-go-there spots. (B)

DAY 5 MUNICH TO VENICE. Venice is calling! Get lost in a maze of bridges, canals and gelato (DW, we’ll hook you up with a gondola). Later on, why not get yourself a glass of prosecco and peach purée? The Bellini was born here! (B)

DAY 11 PARIS. Hang out with the local creatives along the river, check out the Louvre, then finish off with a gourmet picnic under the Eiffel Tower. Later on, why not hop on an optional trip to a cabaret show on the Champs-Élysées? Ooh là là! (B,D)

DAY 6 VENICE TO ROME. Today will make a solid dent in your bucket list. Think: the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum and the Colosseum.

DAY 12 PARIS TO LONDON. Pack some macarons for the trip back home – or just, you know, keep travelling forever. (B)


11 D A Y | J ’ A D O R E I TA L I A YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

ROME

14

MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

START

Paris

FRANCE

++ ++ ++ ++

2

Lyon

2 La Spezia ITALY

Cinque Terre

2

Pisa

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

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS Lucca

2 Florence Orvieto

VATICAN CITY

Rome

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

SECTOR

249

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EHERPR

DAY STOP

HOTEL

PARIS

39

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 2PM IN PARIS FINISH APPROX 12PM IN ROME S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 28

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8

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2

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12

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7

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17

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G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

10 breakfasts, 4 dinners 10 nights in hotels (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

This is a sector of the 27 Day European Promenade trip. See p.26 or visit our website.

SECTOR

FINISH

#TOPDECKER

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

11 DAYS FROM

2729

$

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

AUD PER PERSON

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$899

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

@RONAKISRANI - PARIS, FRANCE

10 D A Y | R O M A N R O A D YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

ROME

13

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EHPALR

ORGANISED FOR YOU: START

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

London

ENGLAND

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

Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

2

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

SWITZERLAND

MONACO

2

French Riviera

Pisa

1 Florence ITALY

VATICAN CITY

1

FINISH

Rome

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

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

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Scenic excursion to Mt Titlis ++ Seine river cruise in Paris ++ Guided tour of Vatican City All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

SECTOR

240

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 12PM IN ROME S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 12

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21

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15

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@MEGAN.BURROWS - ROME, ITALY

G G G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 23 Day Europe Uncovered trip. See p.28 or visit our website.

10 DAYS FROM

2399

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

G

TOPDECKER

LONDON

$799

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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

HOTEL

40

ATHENS

ATHENS

11

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EHGIAA

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ See the famous Greek Islands ++ Visit Mykonos ++ Walking tours of Mykonos, Paros and Santorini

@RENEESUNDGREN - MYKONOS, GREECE

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++

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

@RENEESUNDGREN - MYKONOS, GREECE

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Half-day trip to Delos Island ++ See the sunset at Oia in Santorini ++ Day trip to Ekatontapiliani, Naousa and Kolymbithres ++ Full-day excursion to the Santorini volcano and caldera

239

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 5PM IN ATHENS FINISH APPROX 9AM IN ATHENS S TA R T

TOPDECKER

Athens

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18

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27

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28

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22

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25

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G= Guaranteed Departure

10 DAYS FROM

2389

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

1 STOP & STAY

ATHENS, GREECE

DAY STOP

START/FINISH

S TA R T

16

YOUR ROUTE

GREECE

FINISH 2020

@DAN.JAMES.BELL - SANTORINI, GREECE

$899

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

G G G

G

1 2 Mykonos 2 Paros 2

2 Santorini

LOCAL PRAWN SALAD

When you think of a Greek island holiday, you automatically picture gorgeous beaches, glittering water and endless sunshine. Good news: the real thing offers this, and more! Starting with the ancient wonders of Athens, join us as we island-hop between Santorini, Paros and Mykonos. This is the life! DAY 1 ATHENS, GREECE. Helloooo, Athens! Cue ancient monuments, epic adventures and more gyros than your tummy has room for. Round up your 300 Spartans – we’re hitting the town tonight. DAY 2 ATHENS. Tick off your ancient must-do list today with a tour of the Plaka area, the Acropolis, the Parthenon and Syntagma Square. Then: brace yourself for some traditional Greek dancing and the best souvlaki outside Olympus. (B,D)

DAY 6 PAROS. Yes! You’ve got a free day to chill out on the beach, top up your tan and explore the island. Check out the village of Naousa, Kolymbithres beach and the church of Ekatontapiliani, or jump on the bus to Lefkes for some #views. (B) DAY 7 PAROS TO SANTORINI. Today it’s back on the ferry and on to Santorini. Punch ‘sunset over Oia’ into the Google search bar – a picture says more than a thousand words. (B)

DAY 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 8 SANTORINI. Get your fill of blue-domed churches, rustic windmills and whitewashed houses, or take an optional boat trip out to the volcanic crater. We’ll round things off with a yummy included dinner. Best. Day. Ever. (B,D)

DAY 4 MYKONOS. Venture to Delos Island to check out the birthplace of the sun god Apollo, or worship the sun on your own time. Bonus round: learn the legend behind Petros the Pelican. (B)

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

DAY 5 MYKONOS TO PAROS. On the horizon: more white and blue, plus some long sandy beaches. Start off with a quick orientation tour of Paros before cutting loose to explore. (B)


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

1 STOP & STAY 1 STOP & STAY

13

LONDON

5

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Dinner at Hofbräuhaus in Berlin ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS FINISH

London

ENGLAND

S TA R T

2

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

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen Vienna

AUSTRIA

1 2 START

Budapest

HUNGARY

S TA R T

FINISH 2020

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

Dresden

GERMANY

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM)

2 Berlin

2

229

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EHDEHL

DAY STOP DAY STOP

HOTEL

BUDAPEST

41

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

FINISH

3

AUG

12

AUG

27

APR

6

MAY

G

10

AUG

19

AUG

25

MAY

3

JUN

G

17

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26

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31

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9

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15

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24

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16

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21

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30

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15

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28

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29

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4

NOV

27

JUL

5

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G

G

G

This is a sector of 34 Day Discover Europe trip. See p. 22 or visit our website.

SECTOR

++ Dinner cruise on the Danube river in Budapest ++ Tickets to the Sound of Vienna Orchestra ++ Third Reich walking tour of Berlin

#TOPDECKER

G= Guaranteed Departure

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

10 DAYS FROM

2289

$

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

AUD PER PERSON

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$799

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

@KATELP16 - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

8 D A Y | R O M A N PAT H WAY LONDON

1 STOP & STAY

START

London

2

9

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EHWELR

DAY STOP

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Heidelberg GERMANY

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

1

SECTOR

249

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN AMSTERDAM) FINISH APPROX 9AM IN ROME S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 Munich

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

1

Venice

1

ITALY

VATICAN CITY

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

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

1

APR

8

APR

29

APR

6

MAY

13

MAY

20

MAY

27

MAY

3

JUN

3

JUN

10

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10

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17

JUN

24

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1

JUL

1

JUL

8

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8

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15

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15

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22

22

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29

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29

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5

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5

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12

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19

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26

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9

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9

SEP

16

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23

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30

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G G G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

2

FINISH

Rome

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam ++ Guided tour of Vatican City All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 12 Day Essential Europe trip. See p.38 or visit our website.

8 DAYS FROM

1989

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

HEIDELBERG, GERMANY

G

TOPDECKER

YOUR ROUTE

ROME

$749

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


7 DAY | CAESAR’S FOOTSTEPS

HOTEL

42

ROME

LONDON

8

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EHWERL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Driving tour of Paris ++ Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower

@LUNAR_LEO_ - ROME, ITALY

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

#TOPDECKER

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

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

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

@BONKA.BEE - FLORENCE, ITALY FINISH

London

ENGLAND

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Guided tour of Vatican City ++ Bike tour of Paris ++ Seine river cruise in Paris

2

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

Paris

FRANCE

Lucerne

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

SWITZERLAND

246

1

@SHAN_BAKER__ - PARIS, FRANCE

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

Florence

1

START

Rome ITALY

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 6

APR

12

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@ROISINROBINSON - LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND G G G G G

From Rome, we’ll take in the splendour of Florence, cross the stunning Swiss Alps and marvel at the majesty of Paris as we make our way to London like a Roman emperor. Looking for a Euro trip that ticks all the bucket list boxes in just one week? This is the trip for you! DAY 1 ROME. Yesssss – you’re finally here! Meet your group and get your bearings. We’ll kick things off with a walking tour of the likes of the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum. Talk about bucket list vibes!

TOPDECKER

DAY 2 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Create the ultimate Roman Holiday in one day with a whirlwind of Vespas, espresso, two-cheek kisses and pizza the way it’s supposed to taste. Optional: count your blessings on an optional tour of Vatican City. (B) DAY 3 ROME TO FLORENCE. Make your food baby sing as we roll into the land of hearty Tuscan cuisine and birthplace of gelato: Florence. Whip around Santa Maria del Fiore, then tuck into amore on a plate. (B,D)

7 DAYS FROM

1719

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

2

VATICAN CITY

START MEET AT 3PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON

$579

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAY 4 FLORENCE TO LUCERNE. Prepare for more #epicviews as we make the scenic journey to the lakeside town of Lucerne. After we’ve checked out the famous Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, Glacier Gardens and Hofkirche on a guided tour, the rest of the evening will be yours. (B) DAY 5 LUCERNE TO PARIS. Next stop: Paris! That’s right, you’ve made it. The home of Coco Chanel, the

Pompidou Centre and the Mona Lisa, Paris more than deserves its reputation as the European capital for all things culture, fashion and food-related. Are you ready for this? (B)

DAY 6 PARIS. First up: a driving tour and a gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. Then: free time en Français. From the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées, you’ll be sure to make a solid dent in your bucket list. (B,D) DAY 7 PARIS TO LONDON. Pack some macarons and hit the road – or just, you know, keep travelling forever! (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 12 Day Essential Europe trip. See p.38 or visit our website.


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

1 STOP & STAY

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9

MEALS

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WI-FI

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Berlin

GERMANY

NETHERLANDS FINISH

London

ENGLAND

2

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START

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

++ Dinner at Hofbräuhaus in Berlin ++ Walking tour of Prague ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

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2

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246

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AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

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INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Amsterdam

SECTOR

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EHEVPL

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his is a sector of the 18 Day European Odyssey trip. See p.32 or visit our website.

SECTOR

++ Third Reich walking tour of Berlin ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam ++ Local beer tasting in Prague

#TOPDECKER

G= Guaranteed Departure

7 DAYS FROM

1719

$

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

single supplement from an extra

$569

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

@SUNSHINETAT27 - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

7 DAY | TRAIL TO BARCELONA YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

BARCELONA

9

MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EHDELB

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

START

London

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

ENGLAND

2 Paris

FRANCE

Loire Valley

1 Bordeaux

Carcassonne

1

ANDORRA FINISH

Barcelona SPAIN

++ Driving tour of Paris ++ Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Bordeaux winery experience

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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

269

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

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2

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Traditional cabaret show in Paris ++ Visit Château de Chambord ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

BARCELONA, SPAIN

SECTOR

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 34 Day Discover Europe trip. See p.22 or visit our website.

TOPDECKER

LONDON

7 DAYS FROM

1879

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$659

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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EXPLORER MORE TIME. EPIC DESTINATIONS. READY TO CHANNEL YOUR INNER EXPLORER? Want plenty of time to get to the heart of each awesome destination we visit – and a small, closeknit group of like-minded travel buddies to do it with? Then allow us to introduce you to our Explorer trips. We think you two will get on just great!

ACCOMMODATION 3+ STAR HOTELS

TRIP LENGTH 6-18 DAYS

ROOM T YPES SINGLE/TWIN/DOUBLE

OLYMPIA HOTEL, SANTORINI


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What are Sectors?

Sector trips offer you a great way to choose the 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.

Look out for these SECTOR

IBIS STYLES - SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

TE STELA - TIRANA, ALBANIA

MOXY HOTEL - GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

This is a sector of the XX Day TRIP NAME trip. See p.xx or visit our website.

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PAGE

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| BRITAIN & IREL AND

1 5 DAY

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| TURKEY EXPLORED

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NEW!

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IMPROVED ITINERARY

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EXPLORER

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DUBROVNIK

With a line-up including epic Dubrovnik, chock-full Sunny Beach, buzzing Bucharest and beautiful Belgrade, this Balkan adventure is BIG. Get excited! DAY 1 DUBROVNIK. What a place to start our Balkan adventure! Say hi to the walled city of Dubrovnik, meet your group and kick things off with a walking tour. Travelling solo? You won’t be for much longer! Exciting times ahead... (D) DAY 2 DUBROVNIK. It’s time to explore! Spend some time checking out the residential homes in the Old Town for some #instagrammable views. Alternatively, take to the turquoise water with a spot of optional sea kayaking around the city walls. This is the good life! There’s also a Game of Thrones tour to get stuck into if that’s your jam. (B) DAY 3 DUBROVNIK TO TIRANA VIA KOTOR. Say goodbye to Croatia because we’re off to Albania – but not before a quick stop at Kotor. Get your cameras ready, ‘cos the view is amaze! Tonight, tuck into dinner with the group. Three countries in one day – you’ve earned it! (B,D) DAY 4 TIRANA TO OHRID. Today we’re off to Ohrid. Think: medieval churches, monasteries, ruins and a beautiful lake. After a walking tour we’ll take some time to relax after a hectic few days of travel. (B,D)

TOPDECKER

DAY 5 OHRID. Yay! We’ve got a free day today. Check out historic monuments one minute, then lie on a deck chair with your toes in the water the next... bliss! This afternoon we’ve got a visit to the Monastery of St Naum lined up. From here, the views over Lake Ohrid are incredible. (B) DAY 6 OHRID TO SKOPJE. Back on the coach for a drive to Macedonia’s capital, Skopje (pronounced SKOPE-yey.) Before we hit the big city, we’ll stop for a dose of the great outdoors at Valley Canyon – 5,000 hectares of forest with a bunch of monasteries and cool rocks. (B) DAY 7 SKOPJE TO PLOVDIV. Thank you, next... destination! Say hello to Plovdiv. Get caught up in the history and architecture and be amazed at the Rila Monastery. Dinner’s up to you tonight so be sure to seek out somewhere awesome to round off your day. (B,L)

DUBROVNIK

25

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LAKE OHRID, MACEDONIA

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

Srebrenica Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA START/FINISH

Dubrovnik CROATIA

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Mostar

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Matka Valley

Bucharest ROMANIA

Ruse

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MACEDONIA

DAY 8 PLOVDIV TO SUNNY BEACH. Having beach withdrawals? Don’t panic! We’re off to Sunny Beach for a large serving of sand, salt and sun. Don’t forget the sunscreen because tonight, we hit the town! With more beachside bars then you can count, it’s going to be a night to remember. (B) DAY 9 SUNNY BEACH. Today’s agenda is totally up to you. Flick your towel out and settle into a day beach-side, or lace up those walking shoes and get exploring. There’s even a theme park, if whiteknuckle rides are your thing! (B) DAY 10 SUNNY BEACH TO BUCHAREST. Another day, another country. We’re off to Bucharest – but first, a pit stop at Ruse. This Vienna-inspired UNESCO town is sure to set your Insta feed on fiyah. Spend a few hours here, then wave bye to Bulgaria as we cruise into Romania. (B,D)

SUNNY BEACH, BULGARIA

2 Sunny Beach BULGARIA


EXPLORER

47

TRIP CODE: EXBBDD

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@GARETHLLOYDAUST - SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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

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

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

@TAYLAREM

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

- INCLUDED -



VISIT

RILA MONASTERY IN BULGARIA

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

OPTIONAL EXTRAS Dubrovnik, Croatia

DAY 11 BUCHAREST. Despite what its name suggests, today there’s no resting allowed in Bucharest! You have a mission: hunting cheap beers and vampires. For those wanting to wander, the Palace of Parliament and the Cişmigiu Gardens are highly recommended. Psst: ten points if you find the Mini Arc De Triomphe. 10,000 steps? Too easy. (B) DAY 12 BUCHAREST TO SOFIA. The very charming and historic Sofia is up next on our Balkan bucket list. But to break the day up, we’ll stop off at one of Bulgaria’s oldest towns, Veliko Tarnovo, for some pics. (B,D)

DAY 16 BELGRADE TO SARAJEVO. First today: a sobering visit to the Srebrenica Memorial. Then: a guided tour of Bosnia’s capital. Follow your local guide and learn all about this fascinating city’s wartorn past. Tonight, discuss everything you’ve learned over dinner – it’s on us! (B,D) DAY 17 SARAJEVO TO DUBROVNIK. It’s back to Croatia we go. On the way, we’ll stop in at medieval Mostar, where you can jump out and explore. Walking over the iconic Stari Most (Old Bridge), a reconstructed medieval arched bridge sitting above the Neretva River, is a must. (B) DAY 18 DUBROVNIK. All good things must come to an end! Today we say goodbye. (B)

++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik ++ Matka Canyon boat ride

232

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 4PM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROX 10AM IN DUBROVNIK S TA R T

FINISH

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DAY 13 SOFIA. You’ve got a free day to explore this gem of a capital city. But first, get a lay of the land on a walking tour with a local guide. Later on, why not pay a visit to the Alexander Nevski Cathedral? You can thank us later. (B) DAY 14 SOFIA TO BELGRADE. Serbia, here we come! In Belgrade, a guide will be waiting to show us how to explore this happening city like a local. After dinner on us, why not hit the town? We’ve got a free day tomorrow, so it’d be rude not to. (B,D)

SOFIA, BULGARIA

TOPDECKER

DAY 15 BELGRADE. Sleep in or get up early – today it’s all on you. Stuck for ideas? See your Trip Leader for tips on how to make the most of this up-andcoming, culturally chaotic city. (B)

18 DAYS FROM

4159

$

AUD PER PERSON price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

@ZAMIRSUMRI - MATKA VALLEY, MACEDONIA

@TAYLAREM - OLD BAZAAR, SKOPJE

$1299

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


IMPROVED ITINERARY

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LONDON

LONDON

20

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

 NATASHA:

SUCH A GREAT EXPERIENCE! I GOT TO SEE AND DO SO MANY THINGS I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

Packed with 2,000 years of history and a whole bunch of distinct cultures (all squeezed into five fantastic nations), this is one Great British road trip you won’t be forgetting in a hurry. Tea, anyone? DAY 1 LONDON TO LIVERPOOL VIA OXFORD. Meet the group in London and get pumped for our first stop: Oxford, a city that’s famous for its awesome university (it’s basically a real-life Hogwarts). Then: off to Liverpool we go! Tonight we’ll get to know each other over a welcome dinner and pint (or two). (D) DAY 2 LIVERPOOL TO YORK. From Liverpool to the medieval walled city of York. This quaint city has history to discover at every turn – from a stunning Gothic cathedral to narrow streets and plenty of wooden-beamed houses. Engage explorer mode, then lose (and find!) yourself along the Shambles and Snickelways. (B)

TOPDECKER

5

MEALS

DAY 3 YORK TO EDINBURGH. Spread your wings and take a selfie under the Angel of the North before we hit up Hadrian’s Wall. There’s plenty of time to get our daily dose of Gothic architecture at Alnwick Castle before we reach Edinburgh – where a local pub feast awaits (think: haggis, real ale and endless malts). End your day by finding your bearings on an optional pub crawl. When in Rome (or Edinburgh, for that matter)... (B,D)

DAY STOP Scottish Highlands

Loch Ness

2 Glasgow

Derry/ Londonderry Galway

IRELAND

Cliffs of Moher

2

Edinburgh

1

Giant’s Causeway

SCOTLAND

Hadrian’s Wall

1 Belfast

1 York

NORTHERN IRELAND

2

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Alnwick Castle

1 Liverpool 1

North Wales Oxford Cardiff

WALES

DAY 4 EDINBURGH. Wake up early to tick off the greats on a morning walking tour of the Scottish capital. Cue medieval vibes at Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and the Royal Mile! Then: prepare yourself for some spooky tales we dive into a haunting tour of Edinburgh’s Underground City. Later on, kick up your heels Scottish-style at an optional ‘Spirit of Scotland’ show. (B) DAY 5 EDINBURGH. You’ve got another full day to spend however you like in the Scottish capital. You can’t say we don’t spoil you! Why not check out the city vaults under South Bridge? Or, you could always just go for a stroll through the Old Town for a dose of UNESCO World Heritage amazingness. Today it’s all on you. (B) DAY 6 EDINBURGH TO SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS. Wild, breathtaking landscapes, mysterious legends and

1

START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

Bath Stonehenge

heaps of long-standing traditions – yep, we must be in the Scottish Highlands! Embrace the scenery, breathe the fresh air and take it all in. This place is like nowhere else in the world. Also today: try to spot Nessie on a visit to Loch Ness. (B,D)

DAY 7 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS. Another day filled with more glens, mountains and lochs than you can shake a sporran at! Make the most of the great Scottish outdoors while you still can – we’re off to Glasgow tomorrow. (B) DAY 8 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS TO GLASGOW. You can’t do Scotland without whisky. Fact! There’s an optional whisky distillery tasting tour today if you’re up for trying the good stuff. We’ll also show you around the city to help you get your bearings. Tonight, Glasgow’s bar scene beckons. (B)


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TRIP CODE: EXUKLL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@WELSHYEATS - SCONES, BATH

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

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

Visit Hadrian’s Wall Tour the Guinness Storehouse Visit Scottish Highlands Visit the Cliffs of Moher Visit the Giant’s Causeway Visit Stonehenge Visit Loch Ness Visit Bath

@NIVEKIOUS

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

- INCLUDED -

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

VISIT



STONEHENGE

Scottish Highlands

DAY 9 GLASGOW TO BELFAST. Ready to ferry it over to the land of four leafed clovers and mythical pots of gold? Yeah, you are! When in Belfast, be sure to check out the street art, murals and cool venues the locals don’t want you to know about. Then: hit up the Titanic Museum or hop on an optional Black Cab tour for local tales and insider tips. And tonight? Tuck into some local fare with the group before knocking back some pints. You’ll fit right in. (B,D) DAY 10 BELFAST TO GALWAY. Anyone for a giant game of hopscotch? Today we’ll spend some time skipping and jumping over the hexagonal stones of the famous Giant’s Causeway before moving onto Derry. Next up: Galway. Expect vibrant culture and bohemian vibes… (B) DAY 11 GALWAY. Today, the choice is yours. Wanna sail out on an optional trip to the Aran Islands? Go for it! Or, you could always stick around town and roam free. If you do, make sure you check out Wolfe Tone Bridge, the Spanish Arch and the main street – where shops and buzzing cafés come alive. (B) DAY 12 GALWAY TO DUBLIN VIA THE CLIFFS OF MOHER. Next: the cobblestone streets and classic pubs of Dublin. Ready for a night of living like a local? Let’s do this! (B)

DAY 13 DUBLIN. Get your bearings for this afternoon’s free time on a walking tour of Dublin. Later, take in the view of the city from the Guinness Skybar after touring the famous distillery. Keep the buzz going – the rest of the day is yours for the taking. (B) DAY 14 DUBLIN TO NORTH WALES. Land ahoy! After ferrying over to Wales, we’ll make a pit stop for a selfie at the place with the longest name in Europe. Work on your pronunciation for a bit, then feel free to explore the myth-steeped countryside. The afternoon is all yours! (B) DAY 15 NORTH WALES TO CARDIFF. Today we’ll find out why so many English students flock to study in Cardiff. Psst – it’s got something to do with all the awesome bands and musicians that pass through here. Tonight: get emotional. It’s farewell dinner time. #sadface (B,D) DAY 16 CARDIFF TO LONDON. En route to London we’ll stop by beautiful Bath and atmospheric Stonehenge. Pretty epic for a last day, right? Quick! Get everyone on Facebook before the trip ends. (B)

15 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 15 nights in hotels (twin or double) Irish Sea ferry crossings Smaller group size Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Visit Alnwick Castle Take a day trip to the Aran Islands Visit Glengoyne Whisky Distillery Take a historic Black Cab Tour in Belfast See traditional shows in Edinburgh and Dublin

232

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 7.30AM IN LONDON FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON S TA R T

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G= Guaranteed Departure

16 DAYS FROM

3699

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

@DANISCHEEER - GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, NORTHERN IRELAND

@EZZIBUNN - CLIFFS OF MOHER, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

$1299

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


NEW TRIP

15 D A Y | B O N J O U R F R A N C E

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Mesdames et messieurs, allow us to introduce our all-new trip: Bonjour France! Grab a macaron (or five), practise your finest French accent and prepare to give this legendary country the attention it deserves. On this awesome adventure from Paris to Bordeaux to Biarritz and back again, you can expect the following: good food, good wine, good friends and good times. Très bon! DAY 1 PARIS. Bonjour, Paris! Welcome to the home of croissants, crêpes and haute couture. We’ll hit the ground running with a driving tour of the city – start ticking off that bucket list! This evening there’s a gourmet picnic by the one and only Eiffel Tower in store. Take a selfie, this is just the start of an epic trip! (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Get ready to channel your inner royal – there’s an optional trip to the Palace of Versailles for a serving of pure French decadence. With over 2,300 grandly decorated rooms and the largest back garden you’ve ever seen, there’s plenty to keep you occupied! Tonight, an optional cabaret show is on the table. Ooh là là! (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BAYEUX. Wave goodbye to the City of Love as we head for the coast. On our way, we’ll pay a sobering visit to the D-Day beach where allied forces landed in WWII. Tonight you’re free to soak up the medieval charm of Bayeux. Think: cobbled streets, 13th-century architecture and a huge cathedral – this town just oozes history. (B)

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DAY 4 BAYEUX TO NANTES. Today we’re off to the vibrant city of Nantes – but first, we’ll pay a visit to the enchanting island village of Mont Saint-Michel. Stock up on souvenirs, grab a selfie and take in the fairytale vibes before jumping back on the coach. (B) DAY 5 NANTES TO BORDEAUX. Wine connoisseurs, rejoice! Home to over 9,000 wine producers, Bordeaux knows the A to Z of a fine drop. After an included walking tour, it’s time to enjoy a glass (or two) with your trip mates – dinner is on us tonight. (B,D) DAY 6 BORDEAUX INCLUDING SAINT-ÉMILION VISIT. UNESCO World Heritage site alert! Today we’ll venture out to the historic town of Saint-Émilion.

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@PAIGEASHLEIGH97 - PARIS, FRANCE Take the option to sample some of France’s finest wines, nibble on macarons, and don’t forget to try a canelé (that’s a delicious pastry to you and me). Want more? There’s an optional wine and bike tour on offer if you’re down. (B)

DAY 7 BORDEAUX TO BIARRITZ. Sun, sand and seafood. Today we roll on to glitzy Biarritz. The birthplace of surf in Europe, this city attracts saltyhaired travellers from all over the world – and with plenty of beaches to choose from, it’s easy to see why! Tonight, take a stroll along the boardwalk at sunset or simply kick back with a vino and soak up those relaxed vibes. Bliss! (B) DAY 8 BIARRITZ. Rise and shine – there’s a totally gnarly optional surfing lesson on the cards today *insert shaka*. Surfing not your thing? Don’t worry, there are plenty of pintxos bars, cafés

and restaurants where you can sample the local specialties. Tonight, we’ll kick back and swap stories over an included dinner. (B,D)

DAY 9 BIARRITZ TO CARCASSONNE. Grab your swords and pitchforks, we’re off to the medieval city of Carcassonne. Perched up on a rocky hillside and complete with spiky turrets and sturdy walls, this place looks like something out of a storybook. After a day spent channelling your inner knight, get stuck in to an included dinner – you’ve got to give cassoulet a try while you’re here! (B,D) DAY 10 CARCASSONNE TO MARSEILLE. Onwards to Marseille, the edgy port city with enough character to keep you entertained for days. Get your bearings on an included walking tour, then take a stroll around the Vieux Port (Old Port), go shopping or check out the views at Notre-Dame de la Garde. If seafood is


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OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Chamonix, France

your thing, don’t forget to try Marseille’s specialty dish – bouillabaisse (a fish stew with a bang!). (B)

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Traditional cabaret show in Paris Visit the Palace of Versailles Day trip to Saint-Émilion Surfing lesson in Biarritz Day trip to Calanques National Park Skydiving in the French Alps

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DAY 11 MARSEILLE. Today, an optional trip to Calanques National Park is on the table for those feeling slightly adventurous. Think: aquamarine water, limestone cliffs and a 16th-century fortress made famous by The Count of Monte Cristo. This place is #instagoals. (B,D)

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

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DAY 12 MARSEILLE TO CHAMONIX. Prepare for some epic views and awesome activities as we make our way to the French Alps. (B)

START MEET AT 3PM IN PARIS FINISH APPROX 5PM IN PARIS S TA R T

DAY 13 CHAMONIX. Leave the lie-ins for another day – you’ve got exploring to do! From hiking to mountain biking, kayaking to skydiving, there’s an adventure activity for absolutely everyone. Adrenalin not your thing? Take the cable car to the top of Mt Blanc and put those pano skills to the test! (B)

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DAY 14 CHAMONIX TO LYON. Today we slow down the pace and say hey to the foodie capital of France – Lyon. Take a wander around medieval Old Town on a walking tour, then hit up a traditional bouchon (‘tavern’) to see what all the fuss is about. (B,D) DAY 15 LYON TO PARIS. Get one last group selfie – it’s back to Paris today. You’ve got one more coach ride with the crew before we vamoose, so swap those socials! Where to next? (B)

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BIARRITZ, FRANCE

@LASTYLESS - BORDEAUX, FRANCE

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TRIP OF A LIFETIME WITH AWESOME PEOPLE. LOOK FORWARD TO DOING ANOTHER TOUR IN THE FUTURE.

Are you ready for historically charged capitals, sun-soaked Dalmatian coastlines and an injection of seriously awesome culture? The Balkans are waiting... DAY 1 BUDAPEST. Meet your Trip Leader and prepare for two days of getting down and Danube (that being the river) with twin cities Buda and Pest! We’ll check out Heroes’ Square, Parliament House, the National Palace, Fisherman’s Bastion and the swanky Andrássy Avenue before tucking into an included dinner. Welcome to the trip! (D) DAY 2 BUDAPEST. A free day to take on a city with enough baroque, neoclassical and art nouveau architecture to keep you entertained for hours. Tonight, hang with the hipsters at one of the original ruin bars. Wanna go one step further? An optional dinner cruise on the Danube has your name on it. (B)

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BUDAPEST

DAY 3 BUDAPEST TO BELGRADE. Next up: Belgrade. Prepare for another slice of Eastern Europe’s unique mix of glasnost and capitalism! Serbia’s religious and political past has cultivated a diverse cultural landscape throughout the city. After you’ve soaked up the sights on a walking tour, make like a local and sip some traditional plum brandy. You’ll fit right in. (B) DAY 4 BELGRADE. Today it’s your day, your way! Check out the wartime tunnels or head over to the

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Nikola Tesla Museum for your daily fact fix. Whatever you do, make the most of Belgrade while you can – tomorrow we’ll be hitting the road again. (B)

DAY 5 BELGRADE TO SARAJEVO. Beat the crowds in up-and-coming Sarajevo – a city that’s shaking off its tragic past (Sarajevo was torn apart by war in the 90s). But first: honour the victims of the 1995 genocide at the haunting Srebrenica Genocide Memorial, a sobering reminder of the greatest atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. (B,D) DAY 6 SARAJEVO. You’ve got a free day to explore one of Europe’s most underrated cities. Spend some time playing ‘I spy’ with Sarajevo’s mosques, synagogues and churches – or, if you fancy, there’s also an optional guided tour of the Sarajevo Tunnel on the cards. (B)

MOSTAR, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA DAY 7 SARAJEVO TO DUBROVNIK VIA MOSTAR. Make the most of Mostar before heading for the most famous walled city in Europe: Dubrovnik. Wander the city’s tiny cobblestoned streets and explore hidden cafés and shops before grabbing some dinner and checking out the glitzy nightlife. (B,D) DAY 8 DUBROVNIK. Free day in Dubrovnik for the win! Check out the residential homes further up in the Old Town and take in some epic views. Later, head down to Buza Bar for a beer or two as the sun sets over the Adriatic. This is the good life. (B) DAY 9 DUBROVNIK TO BUDVA. Hands up who needs more beach in their life? Well, you’re on the right trip! Today we’re hitting the road to Budva – the ‘Miami of Montenegro’. Whether you choose to laze on the sand all day, stroll the romantic laneways or hit the clubs and party till dawn, you can’t lose! (B,D)


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TRIP CODE: EXBEHH

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HUNGARIAN LÁNGOS

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

ENTRY TO



Entry to Plitviče Lakes National Park Local guide in Dubrovnik Welcome dinner in Budapest Visit the Srebrenica Memorial Wine tasting in Nadin

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

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@st.christmas - Dubrovnik, Croatia

NATIONAL PARK

DAY 10 BUDVA. Part beach paradise, part walled medieval wonder-city, Budva’s got plenty to keep you occupied. After breakfast, the city is your oyster. And… go! (B) DAY 11 BUDVA TO ZADAR. Today we’ll listen to the ocean play an instrument in Zadar. Yep, you read that right. The Sea Organ is a quirky art installation that sits amongst the city’s eclectic mix of Roman ruins and public art. More cool facts await you on an orientation tour with your brainy Trip Leader. (B) DAY 12 ZADAR TO PLITVIČE LAKES. Next, we’re headed to a little slice of paradise (and more waterfalls then you can poke a selfie stick at). Say hello to Plitviče Lakes National Park! Made up of 16 lakes, connected by streams and waterfalls, and surrounded by 300 square kilometres of national park, Plitviče Lakes didn’t make it onto the UNESCO World Heritage list for nothing. Hike up to see the tallest waterfall in Croatia or glide across the crystal blue lakes in a rowboat. Mindfulness just got a whole new meaning. (B,D)

DAY 14 LJUBLJANA. Today this fairytale city is yours to explore! Keen to find out why social media can’t get enough of Lake Bled? It’s only a stone’s throw away. Or put your token ‘stretchy pants’ to the test on an optional food tour. Trust us – you won’t be bored (or hungry) here. (B) DAY 15 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST. Our final destination is Budapest, where this trip wraps up. Go hunt down some tasty goulash, quirky bars and a fiendish Rubik’s cube before heading home. See you next time! (B)

++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Dinner cruise on the Danube River in Budapest ++ Sarajevo Tunnel tour in Bosnia ++ Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik ++ Pub crawl in Ljubljana ++ Food tour of Ljubljana

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DAY 13 PLITVIČE LAKES TO LJUBLJANA. Shoot one last longing look at Plitviče Lakes before arriving in Ljubljana (lyoob-lya-nah), the capital of Slovenia. Ljubljana Castle and Old Town have been waiting for you since Celtic times, so it’d be rude not to check them out. Tonight, hit up the strip for a tea or vino with a side of live music. (B)

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@MEAGS_HARRISON - BUDVA, MONTENEGRO

@SUNSHINETAT27 -BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

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Local guides in Assisi, Siena, Florence and Lucca Wine tasting and al fresco dinner in Tuscany Visit Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower Visit the picturesque villages of the Cinque Terre Lake Garda ferry Walking tour of Verona Gondola ride in Venice

@KELLBRIGGS - CINQUE TERRE, ITALY

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@LACHLANSPENCER - AMALFI COAST, ITALY

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

Lake Garda Cinque Terre

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@TAYLAREM - ANTIPASTO BOARD

Artistic treasures, historic cities, amazing landscapes, delicious food, buzzing nightlife… Italy has it all! Ready to create memories that are sure to last longer than the pasta on your plate? DAY 1 ROME. Meet your Trip Leader and step back to 753 BC in one of the world’s oldest open-air museums on the ultimate walking tour. (D) DAY 2 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Prepare for a whirlwind of Vespas, espresso, twocheek kisses and pizza the way it’s supposed to taste. This morning, you can even opt in for an optional tour of the Vatican. (B)

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DAY 3 ROME TO AMALFI COAST. Kick off your day with a pit stop at the ancient city of Pompeii, which was buried by a volcanic eruption in 79AD. After an optional guided tour and a chance to grab a bite to eat, we’ll head to the Amalfi Coast. (B,D)

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DAY 7 FLORENCE. Florence has more stories than Marvel comics, more culture than a Melbourne hipster, over 1,800 restaurants AND it gave the world gelato. Next up: a local Chianti wine tasting and an al fresco dinner in the Tuscan countryside. (B,D) DAY 8: FLORENCE TO LA SPEZIA. Start off the day with a tour of the walled-in town of Lucca. Then: it’s on to Pisa to get a shot with that famous tower. Final destination: La Spezia (the gateway to the stunning Cinque Terre). (B,D) DAY 9 LA SPEZIA. Today we get to explore the five cliff-side villages of Cinque Terre – and each has a vibe of its own. (B)

DAY 4 AMALFI COAST. The day is all yours. Why not head to the Isle of Capri to see the famous Blue Grotto or set off on your own down the Amalfi Coast to Positano by local bus? (B)

DAY 10 LA SPEZIA TO VENICE. Cruise Lake Garda, the largest in Italy, before rolling on to Verona. An included walking tour will help us get our bearings before we make tracks to Venice. (B,D)

DAY 5 AMALFI COAST TO ASSISI. Finish off that biscotti, we’re off to Assisi! We’ll see the frescoes at the St Francis Basilica with a local guide before splitting off to explore the 14th-century streets on our own. (B,D)

DAY 11 VENICE. Today we’ll check out a who’s who of Venice’s usual suspects on a guided walking tour before jumping on a gondola ride. (B)

DAY 6 ASSISI TO FLORENCE. A local guide will show you around Siena’s Renaissance sights before leaving you free to explore. (B)

DAY 12 VENICE TO ROME. First today: a pit stop at the hilltop town of Orvieto. Next: all roads lead to Rome. (B,D) DAY 13 ROME. Time’s up! You’re on your own from here... (B)


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CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY

@EZZIBUNN - EPHESUS, TURKEY

Walking tour of Istanbul Visit Gordion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Visit Saklikent Gorge Visit the ruins at Hierapolis-Pamukkale Visit the ancient Greek city of Ephesus Visit Troy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Visit Pergamon Visit ANZAC Cove in Gallipoli Entry to Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern

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@LASH_MASH - FETHIYE, TURKEY

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@TAYLAREM - PAMUKKALE, TURKEY

1 Antalya Saklikent Gorge

Welcome to Turkey! Get lost in the historical grandeur of Istanbul, be swept away by the otherworldly Cappadocia and soak up the coastal villages of the Mediterranean. Sounds good, huh? DAY 1 ISTANBUL, TURKEY. Get to know your trip mates today, then kick things off this evening with an included dinner. Why not try baklava for a local treat? Let’s do this! (D) DAY 2 ISTANBUL TO ESKIŞEHIR. Eskişehir locals are open-minded and the nightlife here is super fun. So, dive in and discover this buzzing place for yourself! (B) DAY 3 ESKIŞEHIR TO CAPPADOCIA. Work up an appetite today before we tuck into a traditional dinner in Cappadocia. (B,D) DAY 4 CAPPADOCIA. Yay! You’ve got a full day to spend exploring the fairy chimneys of Devrent Valley. (B) DAY 5 CAPPADOCIA TO ANTALYA. To the Mediterranean Coast we go! We’ll pass Caravansary in Sultanhani, the deep blue lake in Obruk, and the university city of Konya. Tonight, Antalya is our home. (B) DAY 6 ANTALYA TO FETHIYE. Locals call this place paradise – and when you see the beaches, you’ll know why. Hot tip: keep your camera charged for Saklikent Gorge, Turkey’s longest and deepest canyon. (B,D) DAY 7 FETHIYE. Like most rivieras, this place doesn’t lack ways to worship the sun. Cruise around the

Islands of Fethiye boat tour Visit Saratli Underground City Traditional Turkish dance show Visit Uchisar Castle Visit Saklikent Gorge Visit the ancient Greek city of Ephesus

islands or check out Ölüdeniz beach. This is the good life! (B)

DAY 8 FETHIYE TO KUŞADASI. Off to Pamukkale for a dip in the best natural hot tubs in Turkey. Later, a tour of the ancient Roman city of Hierapolis is on the cards before we roll into Kuşadasi. (B,D)

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DAY 9 KUŞADASI. Embrace your inner Indiana Jones today as we check out the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus. The incredible front façade of the Library of Celsus takes centre stage – as can you in the old amphitheatre! (B) DAY 10 KUŞADASI TO ÇANAKKALE. Keep your eyes peeled for Brad Pitt today as we hustle our way into Troy. Before that: the amazing ruins of the Pergamon Acropolis. (B) DAY 11 ÇANAKKALE TO ISTANBUL. On to the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli for a guided tour of this significant memorial site. Pay your respects at the Australian Memorial at Lone Pine, the New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair, ANZAC Cove and the Turkish Memorial. (B,D) DAY 12 ISTANBUL. You can never have enough baklava. Eat as much as you can, ‘cos we’re out of here after breakfast. (B)

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@TAYLAREM - FETHIYE, TURKEY

YOUR ROUTE

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

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All-new destination alert! Go off the traditional tourist trail and give Sicily and Malta the Topdeck treatment on this culture-packed trip through Catania, Syracuse, Gozo and more. Are you ready? DAY 1 CATANIA. Sicily, let’s do this! Touch down in Catania, drop your bags and get excited: you’re on day one of an awesome Mediterranean adventure. What better way to get to know your new Topdecker BFFs than by hitting the streets together on a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed city centre? You’ll be all over each other’s Instagram stories by dinner time! (D) DAY 2 CATANIA TO TAORMINA. Wake up, rub those eyes and prepare for some of the prettiest panoramas you ever did see! First up: we’ve got a date with a slumbering giant: the one and only Mt Etna. There’s even an optional 4x4 excursion around the smouldering craters to get on board with, if you’re interested! then: prepare to flex your pizza making skills at a cookery class. The best part? We’ll get to eat our carb-y creations afterwards. You’ll be dreaming of mozzarella and pepperoni after hitting the hay in Taormina tonight… (B,L) DAY 3 TAORMINA TO PALERMO VIA CEFALÙ. Ready for our next sizzling stop? Good. It’s time to tear yourself away from the ancient theatre ruins and beautiful public gardens of Taormina – Cefalù is calling. You’ll have plenty of time to kick back and enjoy the beachy vibes before we hit the road to Palermo. (B)

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DAY 4 PALERMO. Byzantine mosaics, baroque churches, Arabic domes… in Palermo, Eastern and Western masterpieces stand side by side. Not sure where to begin? No worries – today we’ll hand you over to a super knowledgeable local guide for a fact-filled walking tour. If you have a thing for the unusual and slightly terrifying, don’t miss a visit to the Catacombs of the Capuchins (trust us, it’s an experience). Built up an appetite? Why not swing by the legendary Capo market for an optional street food experience? Think: allllll the delicious fried goodness. (B) DAY 5 PALERMO TO RAGUSA. Engage explorer mode: today we’re off to the Valley of the Temples, a breathtaking archaeological site filled with wellpreserved relics. As we explore the seven temples, a local guide will give us the lowdown on their

MALTA

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5 FINISH

Qawra

MALTA

fascinating history. Fact: the site’s oldest temple dates back a whopping 2,000 years. Take a moment to let that sink in before we hop back on the coach for the journey to Ragusa! (B,D)

DAY 6 RAGUSA TO SYRACUSE. With so many awesome stops on today’s itinerary, there’s no time to lose – so polish off that croissant and prepare for action! On our travels, we’ll call in at maze-like Modica and the quaint jumble of palazzi and stone houses that is Scicli. Tonight it’s Syracuse’s time to shine – so get pumped for ancient ruins, amazing architecture and sparkly sea views. To round off the day in style, why not head over to Piazza del Duomo for some people watching and a cool beer or two? (B) DAY 7 SYRACUSE TO MALTA. Another day, another incredible archaeological site. You could get used to this! Syracuse Archaeological Park is home to a

@ASIA_G - SEAFOOD LUNCH, SICILY ridiculous amount of treasures – including a huge amphitheatre dating back to the 5th century BC. After learning some must-know facts from our guide, we’ll make a move to our last Sicilian stop: Pozzallo. Don’t shed a tear, though – tonight, we’ll be boarding the ferry to Malta for the next leg of our epic journey! (B)

DAY 8 MALTA. Awesome news: you’ve got a full day to spend exploring all that mainland Malta has to offer! Take a deep breath and prepare to tackle a packed agenda including Marsaxlokk Open Market, the temple complex of Ħaġar Qim, the awe-inspiring Dingli cliffs and the fortified city of Birgu. And that’s not all! This afternoon we’ll take a traditional dgħajsa water taxi over to the island’s capital city, Valletta – where we’ll check out the amazing views from the lift to the Upper Barrakka Gardens. After a few pastizzi (pastry snacks) and a drop of Cisk (lager), we’ll finish


EXPLORER

57

TRIP CODE: EXSMCQ

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

COMINO, MALTA

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME @TAYLAREM

- INCLUDED -

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS



@jrowden - Valletta, Malta

11 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 3 dinners (D) 11 nights in hotels (twin or double) Smaller group size Modern air-conditioned coach Awesome Trip Leader and local guides

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

up with a city walking tour. Still wanting more? An optional cooking class has got your name on it. (B,L)

++ Half-day Mt Etna 4x4 experience ++ Street food experience in Palemo ++ Cooking class in Valletta

DAY 9 MALTA. Awww, yeah – today is a free day. Get out there and do Malta your way. (B) DAY 10 MALTA. Did someone say boat trip? Yep, you heard that right! Grab your bathers, ‘cos today we’re heading to Comino for a slice of island paradise. And with shimmering waters, white sands and plenty of caves to explore, we mean PARADISE. Take a peek at the sea critters beneath the surface with a spot of snorkelling, then dig into an included lunch. Back in Malta, we’ll gear up for a walking tour of Mdina after dark. Oooh, atmospheric! (B,L,D) DAY 11 MALTA. Gozo, we’re coming for you! Get your binoculars at the ready (or maybe just prep your contact lenses) – today we’re hitting the safari trail. Jump in the 4x4 and we’ll whisk you around the island to see the likes of Xaghra, Victoria and Marsalforn – stopping off at beautiful Dwerja Bay along the way. Also today: a photo stop at Popeye Village. We hope you’ve been eating your spinach... (B)

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

317

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 4PM IN CATANIA FINISH APPROX 9AM IN MALTA S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

GOZO, MALTA

17

MAY

28

MAY

28

JUN

9

JUL

G

FINISH

19

JUL

30

JUL

16

AUG

27

AUG

G= Guaranteed Departure price based on per person twin-share/double

DAY 12 MALTA. Nooooooo! After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye. Quick, stock up on souvenirs! (B)

single supplement from an extra

$1199

TOPDECKER

PIZZA MAKING CLASS IN TAORMINA

++ Walking tour of Catania ++ Pizza making class and lunch ++ Orientation tours of Taormina, Modica, Ragusa and Ortygia ++ Tickets for the Taormina cable car ++ Walking tour of Palermo ++ Visit the Valley of the Temples and Syracuse Archaeological Park with a local guide ++ Full-day Malta mainland tour with a local guide ++ Boat trip to Comino with included snorkelling experience ++ Night tour of Mdina with a local guide ++ Full-day Gozo 4x4 safari

12 DAYS FROM

3799

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

SICILY, ITALY

MARSAXLOKK, MALTA

$1199

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


12 D A Y | B A L K A N C O A S T S

EXPLORER

58

DUBROVNIK

BUCHAREST

16

6

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EXBBDB

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++

Local guide in Dubrovnik Visit Kotor Visit Matka Valley Visit Ruse

RILA MONASTERY, BULGARIA

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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

@GUNNZ_17 - OHRID, MACEDONIA

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Boat cruise in Matka Canyon

239

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@LEXHENDRY - SOFIA, BULGARIA

@BROOKEMOREHEAD - DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP FINISH

2

START MEET AT 4PM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH 10AM IN BUCHAREST S TA R T

S TA R T

24

MAY

4

JUN

G

14

JUN

25

JUN

G

ROMANIA

Ruse

FINISH 2020

Bucharest

FINISH

12

JUL

23

JUL

2

AUG

13

AUG

Plovdiv

START

BULGARIA

Dubrovnik 2 CROATIA

Skopje

Kotor

MONTENEGRO

Tirana

1

ALBANIA

G= Guaranteed Departure

1 2 Ohrid

Matka Valley

2 Sunny beach

1 Rila Monastery

MACEDONIA

KOTOR, MONTENEGRO

TOPDECKER

Head from dreamy Dubrovnik to beautiful Bucharest on this bulked out trip through the Balkans. Picture this: beaches, beers, beautiful scenery and loads more. Ready to roll? Let’s go! DAY 7 SKOPJE TO PLOVDIV. Thank you, next... destination! Say hello to Plovdiv. Get caught up in the history and architecture and be amazed at the Rila Monastery. (B,L)

DAY 2 DUBROVNIK. It’s time to explore! Check out the Old Town or take to the water for optional sea kayaking around the city walls. This is the good life. (B)

DAY 8 PLOVDIV TO SUNNY BEACH. Today we’re off to Sunny Beach for a dose of sand, salt and sun. Time to hit the town with your new besties. #makingmemories (B)

DAY 3 DUBROVNIK TO TIRANA VIA KOTOR. Say goodbye to Croatia, ‘cos we’re off to Albania – via a pit stop in Montenegro. Three countries in one day! (B,D)

DAY 9 SUNNY BEACH. Today you have two options: live the beach life or get exploring. (B)

DAY 4 TIRANA TO OHRID. Get excited – medieval churches, monasteries, ruins and a seriously beautiful lake are in store as we set off for Ohrid. (B,D)

12 DAYS FROM

2859

$

DAY 5 OHRID. A free day to skip through historic monuments one minute and lie on a deck chair the next. Bliss! (B)

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK. What a place to start our Balkan adventure! Say hi to the walled city of Dubrovnik, meet your group and kick things off with a walking tour. (D)

$869

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAY 6 OHRID TO SKOPJE. Macedonia’s capital awaits! But before we hit the big city, we’ll stop off at Matka Valley. (B)

DAY 10 SUNNY BEACH TO BUCHAREST. Another day, another country. We’re off to Bucharest – but first, a pit stop in Ruse. This Vienna-inspired UNESCO town is sure to set your Insta feed on fiyah. (B,D) DAY 11 BUCHAREST. Despite what its name suggests, there’s no resting allowed in Bucharest today! You have a mission: hunting cheap beers and vampires. (B) DAY 12 BUCHAREST. Swap contact deets because we say goodbye after breakfast. Where to next? (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 18 Day Big Balkan trip. See p.46 or visit our website.


IMPROVED ITINERARY

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

1 STOP & STAY

BARCELONA/MADRID

14

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Welcome dinner in Madrid ++ Walking tours of Seville, Granada and Valencia ++ Visit Toledo

FINISH

Barcelona START/FINISH

2

Madrid SPAIN

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

2 Toledo

++ ++ ++ ++

2

Valencia Seville

2

1

WI-FI

259

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EXBOMM

DAY STOP

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

EXPLORER

MADRID

59

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 2PM IN MADRID FINISH APPROX 10AM IN BARCELONA (OR 5PM IN MADRID) S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

FINISH

28

JUN

7

JUL

4

AUG

5

MAY

G

26

JUL

MAY

19

MAY

G

30

AUG

8

SEP

JUN

23

JUN

13

SEP

22

SEP

26

APR

10 14

G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

Granada

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

10 DAYS FROM

2589

$

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double

PLEASE NOTE THAT TICKETS TO THE ALHAMBRA IN GRANADA SHOULD BE BOUGHT IN ADVANCE

single supplement from an extra

$899

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

IMPROVED ITINERARY

9 DAY | THE BRITISH ISLE LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

GLASGOW

11

MEALS

2

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EXUKLG

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES Scottish Highlands

Loch Ness

2

Edinburgh

FINISH

Glasgow

1

SCOTLAND

Alnwick Castle

Hadrian’s Wall

1 York 1 Liverpool

Oxford

++ ++ ++ ++

Visit Hadrian’s Wall Visit the Scottish Highlands Underground city tour of Edinburgh Visit Loch Ness

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

8 breakfasts, 3 dinners 8 nights in hotels (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Walking tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

START

London

ENGLAND

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Visit Alnwick Castle ++ Nighlife tour of Edinburgh ++ Experience a traditional ‘Spirit of Scotland’ show SECTOR

This is a sector of the 16 Day Britain & Ireland trip. See p.48 or visit our website.

SECTOR

256

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 7.30AM IN LONDON FINISH APPROX 9AM IN GLASGOW S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH JUL

G

8

APR

16

APR

G

15

JUL

23

JUL

G

19

APR

27

APR

G

22

JUL

30

JUL

G

26

APR

4

MAY

G

26

JUL

3

AUG

G

3

MAY

11

MAY

G

2

AUG

10

AUG

12

AUG

20

AUG

G

19

AUG

27

AUG

23

AUG

31

AUG

2

SEP

10

SEP

2020

13

MAY

21

MAY

20

MAY

28

MAY

31

MAY

8

JUN

3

JUN

11

JUN

G

5

JUL

13

17

JUN

25

JUN

G

9

SEP

17

SEP

24

JUN

2

JUL

G

13

SEP

21

SEP

28

JUN

6

JUL

20

SEP

28

SEP

G= Guaranteed Departure

G G G

TOPDECKER

@TONIE.PIE - BARCELONA, SPAIN

#TOPDECKER

++ Flamenco show in Seville ++ Night out in Valencia ++ Bike tour of Barcelona

9 DAYS FROM

2299

$

AUD PER PERSON All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@JASONBROWN92 - EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$759

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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

TOPDECKER

#TOPDECKER

EXPLORER

60 ROME

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

FLORENCE

11

MEALS

2

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Welcome dinner in Rome ++ Wine tasting and al fresco dinner in Tuscany ++ Local guides in Assisi, Siena and Florence

FINISH

Florence

2 1 Assisi

Siena

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

ITALY START

Rome

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

2

VATICAN CITY

Pompeii

2

Amalfi Coast

249

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EXBIRF

DAY STOP

SECTOR

7 breakfasts, 4 dinners 7 nights in hotels (twin or double) Smaller group size Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 3PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 9AM IN FLORENCE S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 31

MAR

7

APR

21

APR

28

APR

G

JUL

23

JUL

G

21

JUL

28

JUL

G

28

JUL

4

AUG

5

MAY

12

MAY

G

4

AUG

11

AUG

19

MAY

26

MAY

G

11

AUG

18

AUG

26

MAY

2

JUN

18

AUG

25

AUG

2

JUN

9

JUN

G

25

AUG

1

SEP

1

SEP

8

SEP

8

SEP

15

SEP

9

JUN

16

JUN

16

JUN

23

JUN

23

JUN

30

JUN

15

SEP

22

SEP

30

JUN

7

JUL

29

SEP

6

OCT

7

JUL

14

JUL

6

OCT

13

OCT

14

JUL

21

JUL

G

G

G G G

8 DAYS FROM

1989

$

This is a sector of the 13 Day Bravo Italia trip. See p.54 or visit our website.

AUD PER PERSON

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

@LACHLANSPENCER - FLORENCE, ITALY

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

++ Guided tour of Vatican City ++ Guided tour of historic Pompeii SECTOR

FINISH

16

$719

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

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

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

ROME

11

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EXBIFR

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Lake Garda

Verona

2 Venice

La Spezia Cinque Lucca 2 Terre Pisa

++ ++ ++ ++

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

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

2

START

Florence ITALY

Orvieto

1 FINISH

Rome

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

7 breakfasts, 4 dinners 7 nights in hotels (twin or double) Smaller group size Guided tours of all major cities Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Awesome Trip Leader and Driver SECTOR

This is a sector of the 13 Day Bravo Italia trip. See p.54 or visit our website.

SECTOR

269

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 5PM IN FLORENCE FINISH APPROX 9AM IN ROME S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 5

APR

12

APR

26

APR

3

MAY

G

FINISH

21

JUL

28

JUL

G

26

JUL

2

AUG

G

2

AUG

9

AUG

10

MAY

17

MAY

G

9

AUG

16

AUG

24

MAY

31

MAY

G

16

AUG

23

AUG

31

MAY

7

JUN

7

JUN

14

JUN

23

AUG

30

AUG

G

30

AUG

6

SEP

6

SEP

13

SEP

G

13

SEP

20

SEP

14

JUN

21

JUN

21

JUN

28

JUN

28

JUN

5

JUL

20

SEP

27

SEP

5

JUL

12

JUL

4

OCT

11

OCT

12

JUL

19

JUL

11

OCT

18

OCT

19

JUL

26

JUL

G

G G G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

8 DAYS FROM

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

2149

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

@EZZIBUNN - CINQUE TERRE, ITALY

$729

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


8 DAY | BALKAN TRAIL DAY STOP

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

++ Welcome dinner in Budapest ++ Local guides in Dubrovnik, Belgrade and Sarajevo ++ Farewell dinner in Dubrovnik ++ Visit Mostar ++ Visit the Srebrenica Memorial

2

Belgrade

SERBIA BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 2

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

FINISH

2

AUG

9

AUG

10

MAY

17

MAY

G

16

AUG

23

AUG

21

JUN

28

JUN

G

13

SEP

20

SEP

5

JUL

12

JUL

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

Sarajevo

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

2 Srebrenica

Mostar

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

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

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Budapest

HUNGARY

238

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EXBEHD

ORGANISED FOR YOU: START

SECTOR

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

1 FINISH

Dubrovnik CROATIA

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

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 15 Day Balkan Explorer trip. See p.52 or visit our website.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

8 DAYS FROM

1899

$

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

AUD PER PERSON

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

MOSTAR, CROATIA

#TOPDECKER

1 STOP & STAY

10

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$679

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

8 DAY | BALKAN BLITZ DUBROVNIK

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

BUDAPEST

9

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EXBEDH

ORGANISED FOR YOU: FINISH

Budapest

HUNGARY

Ljubljana

SLOVENIA

2

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Entry to Plitviče Lakes National Park ++ Wine tasting in Nadin ++ Local guide in Dubrovnik

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

Plitviče Lakes 1 Zadar 1

Dubrovnik 1 START

2

CROATIA

Kotor

Budva

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

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

SECTOR

232

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 2PM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROX 4PM IN BUDAPEST S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

FINISH

2

AUG

9

AUG

10

MAY

17

MAY

G

16

AUG

23

AUG

21

JUN

28

JUN

G

13

SEP

20

SEP

5

JUL

12

JUL

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 15 Day Balkan Explorer trip. See p.52 or visit our website.

MONTENEGRO

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik ++ Food tour of Ljubljana ++ Pub crawl in Ljubljana All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

8 DAYS FROM

1849

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

@TAYLAREM - KOTOR, MONTENEGRO

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

G

TOPDECKER

YOUR ROUTE

DUBROVNIK

EXPLORER

BUDAPEST

61

$619

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


8 DAY | EASTERN DISCOVERY

TOPDECKER

#TOPDECKER

EXPLORER

62

BUCHAREST

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

10

DUBROVNIK

5

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

Bucharest

Belgrade

ROMANIA

SERBIA

1 Mostar

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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

2

FINISH

Sofia

Dubrovnik

BULGARIA

CROATIA

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

Sarajevo

1

++ Visit Veliko Tarnovo ++ Visit the Srebrenica Memorial ++ Visit Mostar

1

Veliko Tarnovo

2

Srebrenica

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

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

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES START

213

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EXBBBD

DAY STOP

SECTOR

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

3

JUN

10

JUN

G

24

JUN

1

JUL

G

FINISH

22

JUL

29

JUL

12

AUG

19

AUG

G= Guaranteed Departure

This is a sector of the 18 Day Big Balkan trip. See p.46 or visit our website

SECTOR

8 DAYS FROM

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

1699

$

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$529

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

@TAYLAREM - BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

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

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

LONDON

9

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EXUKBL

DAY STOP

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Giant’s Causeway Derry/Londonderry Galway

IRELAND

2 Cliffs of Moher

1

START

Belfast

NORTHERN IRELAND

2

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

North Wales

Dublin

1

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS FINISH

London

Cardiff

WALES

ENGLAND

1 Bath Stonehenge

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

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

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Visit the Aran Islands ++ Traditional Irish show in Dublin

SECTOR

268

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This is a sector of the 16 Day Britain & Ireland trip. See p.48 or visit our website.

8 DAYS FROM

2139

$

AUD PER PERSON All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@MACKENZIE_ERIN_ - CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$649

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


7 D A Y | S U LTA N ’ S T R A I L YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

FETHIYE

9

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

SECTOR

162

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

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DAY STOP

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

EXPLORER

ISTANBUL

63

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START

START MEET AT 7PM IN ISTANBUL FINISH APPROX 9AM IN FETHIYE

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Welcome dinner in Istanbul ++ Entry to Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern ++ See Salt Lake ++ Visit Saklikent Gorge ++ Visit Love Valley

Eskişehir 1

Cappadocia 2

TURKEY

S TA R T

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FINISH

Fethiye

1 Antalya

1 Saklikent Gorge

FINISH

S TA R T

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

This is a sector of the 12 Day Turkey Explored trip. See p.55 or visit our website.

SECTOR

7 DAYS FROM

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

1129

$

++ Visit Saratli Underground City

AUD PER PERSON

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

@TEACHINGBETWEENTHELINES - FETHIYE, TURKEY

FINISH

26

#TOPDECKER

1

$399

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

6 DAY | THE ROAD TO TROY FETHIYE

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

ISTANBUL

7

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EXTUFI

ORGANISED FOR YOU: FINISH

Istanbul

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

1

Gallipoli 1 Çanakkale Troy Pergamon

TURKEY

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Visit Pergamon Acropolis Visit ANZAC Cove in Gallipoli Visit the ancient Greek city of Ephesus Farewell dinner in Istanbul Visit Troy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS Ephesus

Pamukkale

2 Kuşadası START

Fethiye

1

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

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

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Guided tour of Ephesus ++ Islands of Fethiye boat tour SECTOR

This is a sector of the 12 Day Turkey Explored trip. See p.55 or visit our website.

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@RENEE.TRAVEL - FETHIYE, TURKEY

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

SECTOR

164

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 9.30AM IN FETHIYE FINISH APPROX 9AM IN ISTANBUL S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

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TOPDECKER

Istanbul

6 DAYS FROM

979

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$319

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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HOSTEL PLUS OUR HOSTEL PLUS TRIP STYLE IS A CLASSIC. Our Hostel Plus trip style is a classic. Why, you ask? Well, with Hostel Plus you can get the most from your trip without breaking the bank – and socialise with other Topdeckers in modern hostels, cosy bungalows and cute cabins while you’re at it!

ACCOMMODATION HOSTELS/HOTELS/BUNGALOWS/ CANVAS CABINS/SHIPS

TRIP LENGTH 7-49 DAYS

ROOM T YPES TWIN/DOUBLE/ MULTI-SHARE DORMS GENERATOR, MADRID


6565 HOSTELHOTEL PLUS

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.

Look out for these SECTOR

DAYS | TRIP NAME

GENERATOR, BARCELONA

DAYS | TRIP NAME 4 9 DAY

WOMBAT'S HOSTEL, MUNICH

ST CHRISTOPHER'S GARE DU NORD - PARIS

This is a sector of the XX Day TRIP NAME trip. See p.xx or visit our website.

| MEGA EUROPEAN - GREECE

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LONDON

LONDON

76

20

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

 COURTNEY:

ONE OF THE GREATEST EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE.

@RENEESUNDGREN - SANTORINI, GREECE

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

2 Copenhagen

DAY STOP

DENMARK

Hamburg

1

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

2 Berlin

2

London

GERMANY

ENGLAND

Dresden

Introducing the heavyweight champion of Europe trips! Uncover this unbelievable continent in all its glory as you spend seven fabulous weeks soaking up all the culture, cuisine, history and nightlife that you can handle. From west to east, this trip is MEGA.

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

2 Paris

AUSTRIA

1 Bordeaux San Sebastián

ITALY

1

2

Verona MONACO

SPAIN

2

1

Pisa

French Riviera

2 Barcelona

1

Florence Dubrovnik

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

CROATIA

1 overnight ferry

1 Belgrade SERBIA

Srebrenica Budva

MONTENEGRO

1 Tirana

ALBANIA

1 Meteora Sailing

GREECE

1

2 Athens 2

Mykonos

Santorini

DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Shimmy past the Leaning Tower of Pisa on the way to Florence. (B,L,D)

TOPDECKER

Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN. Roll out of France and onwards to the top of Spain – where the beaches are flawless and the food is to die for. (B)

DAYS 9-10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS. Next stop: nature’s masterpiece, the Swiss Alps. (B,D) (B,L,D)

SLOVAKIA

Venice

DAYS 11-12 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE. Seek out Juliet’s balcony in Verona en route to canal-lined Venice, where a vaporetto ride awaits. (B,L,D) (B,D)

DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Live life in the fast lane as we cruise through dazzling Monaco (ticking off another country in the process). (B)

1

HUNGARY

2

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

DAY 7 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA. Bye bye, Barcelona. Hello, lush stylings of the French Riviera! (B)

Bratislava

2 Budapest Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

DAY 2 PARIS. First: some free time to explore. Don't feel like walking? We can hook you up with a bike tour instead. Then: wrap up your day with an optional Seine river cruise or cabaret show. (B)

DAYS 5-6 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO BARCELONA. Channel your inner Spaniard at an optional flamenco show. Olé! (B,D) (B)

2 Kraków

POLAND

Vienna

FRANCE

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). You’re here! Ease yourself into Paris with a tour of the city and a gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D)

Auschwitz -Birkenau

2

DAYS 14-15 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. All roads lead to Rome. Ready for a walking tour of epic proportions? Yeah you are!

DAY 20 SAILING IN GREECE TO ATHENS. Off the boats, and on to Athens. (B,D) DAYS 21-23 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Awww, yeah – you’ve got three nights to kick back on Greek Island time! Ready to party? Paradise Beach has got you covered. (B,D) (B) (B)

(B,D) (B)

DAYS 24-25 MYKONOS TO SANTORINI. Try to contain your excitement as we arrive in Santorini – the home of the world’s best sunset. (B,D) (B)

DAY 16 ROME TO GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Catch some shut-eye on the overnight ferry. Greece, we’re coming for you! (B)

DAYS 26-27 SANTORINI TO ATHENS. It’s back to Athens for a final dose of ancient architecture and tragic myths. (B) (B,D)

DAYS 17-19 SAILING IN GREECE. Bring on three unbelievable days of sun and sailing. (B,L) (B,L) (B,L,D)

DAY 28 ATHENS TO METEORA. Next: Meteora, a city perched on the nail-biting cliffs of Thessaly. (B,D)


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TRIP CODE: EEMELL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@LEAHHORN_ - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME @AMANDA_STEEL

- OPTIONAL -

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS



@MORGANGEORG - SWISS ALPS

DAY 29 METEORA TO TIRANA. Tirana ticks all the rainbow-coloured boxes. Keep an eye out for the capital’s pastel buildings! (B,D) DAYS 30-32 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK VIA BUDVA. Check out the stunning coastal scenery of Budva before we get to Dubrovnik. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 33 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO. To Sarajevo today – a remarkable city that’s heroically rebuilding itself after war. (B,D) DAY 34 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE. Belgrade serves up charisma and charm by the bucketload. Ready to get amongst it? (B)

DAYS 44-45 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN. The home of Nordic cool, Copenhagen is sure to impress. (B) (B) DAY 46 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG. On to Hamburg, aka the ‘Gateway to the World’. (B) DAYS 47-48 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM. Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe! (B) (B,D) DAY 49 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning – we’ve got a date with a ferry to London. (B)

DAYS 35-36 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST. Hello, twin cities Buda and Pest! Mental note: goulash = amazing. (B,D) (B)

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Skydiving in the the Swiss Alps ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Third Reich walking tour of Berlin ++ Tickets to the Sound of Vienna Orchestra

182

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

DAY 37 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA VIA BRATISLAVA. On to charming Vienna (the home of strudel). (B)

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

DAYS 38-39 VIENNA TO KRAKÓW. Crack into Kraków. Expect a castle, a Jewish Quarter, pierogi and more… (B) (B)

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

DAYS 40-41 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE. Welcome to a land of cheap beer and fairytale architecture. We have a feeling you’ll like it here. (B,D) (B) DAYS 42-43 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. We’ll make a pitstop in historic Dresden on our way to Berlin. (B,D) (B)

++ 48 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 21 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in hotel upgrades, 25 nights in hostels, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 5 nights in canvas cabins, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ All ferry crossings ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

@ALEXA.JFORD_ - SANTORINI, GREECE

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23

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G G G G G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

TOPDECKER

SEA KAYAKING IN DUBROVNIK

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guides in Florence and Dubrovnik ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ Visit a traditional perfumery on the French Riviera ++ Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau

49 DAYS FROM

8899

$

AUD PER PERSON

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

@LEXHENDRY - COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

@YESHHH.C - VENICE, ITALY

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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LONDON

LONDON

74

21

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

 EMMA:

TRIP OF A LIFETIME. WE SAW SO MANY PLACES AND HAD LOTS OF FUN EVERYWHERE WE WENT.

NICE, FRENCH RIVIERA

YOUR ROUTE

Picture this: the grand old capitals of Western Europe, the artistic allure and passion of the Mediterranean, the beauty of the Balkans and the ancient wonders of Egypt. Yep, this one’s the trip of a lifetime, all right – and you’ll never want it to end. Fact!

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

DENMARK

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

2 Copenhagen

Hamburg

1 2 Berlin

2

London

ENGLAND

Dresden

GERMANY

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

AUSTRIA

FRANCE

Bratislava

1

SLOVAKIA

2 Budapest Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

HUNGARY

2

1 Bordeaux

Venice ITALY

2

Verona MONACO

SPAIN

2 Kraków

POLAND

Vienna

Paris

San Sebastián

Auschwitz -Birkenau

2

1

2 French Riviera

2 Barcelona

Pisa

Sarajevo 1 Florence BOSNIA AND1 HERZEGOVINA

Dubrovnik Rome

2

CROATIA

VATICAN CITY

1 overnight ferry

1 Belgrade SERBIA Srebrenica Budva

MONTENEGRO

1 Tirana

ALBANIA

1 Meteora Sailing

GREECE

overnight coach

TOPDECKER

DAYS 5-6 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO BARCELONA. Say hey to the city of art nouveau, alluring accents and tapas. Olé! (B,D) (B) DAY 7 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA. Bye bye, Barcelona. Hello, lush stylings of the French Riviera! (B)

1

Luxor

DAY 2 PARIS. Today: free time en Francais. Then: wrap up your day with an optional Seine river cruise or cabaret show. (B)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN. Wake up and before you know it we'll be eating alllll of the pintxos in San Sebastián. Yum. (B)

Cairo

EGYPT

1

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Bonjour Paris! What better way to start the trip than with a driving tour and delicious picnic next to the Eiffel Tower? (D)

DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Today we'll roll into Bordeaux, where vineyards reign supreme. Ready to raise a glass or two? (B,L)

1 1 Athens

1

overnight coach

1 2

Aswan

Abu Simbel

DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Get ready to roll with the jet set on a guided tour and see how the 1% live. (B) DAYS 9-10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS. Make sure your cameras are charged! We're headed to nature’s masterpiece: the Swiss Alps. (B,D) (B,L,D) DAYS 11-12 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE. Snap a selfie at Juliet's balcony. Then: say ciao to Venice, where a vaporetto ride awaits. (B,L,D) (B,D) DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Stop for THAT photo, then make your food baby sing as we roll into Florence. (B,L,D)

DAYS 14-15 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Give that bucket list a work out on a walking tour of epic proportions. And... go! (B,D) (B)

DAY 16 ROME TO GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Catch some shut-eye on the overnight ferry. Greece, we’re coming for you! (B) DAYS 17-19 SAILING IN GREECE. Bring on three unbelievable days of sun and sailing. (B,L) (B,L) (B,L,D) DAY 20 SAILING IN GREECE TO ATHENS. Off the boats, and on to Athens. (B,D)


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TRIP CODE: EEEMLL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@CLOTOWER -ABU SIMBEL, EGYPT

- INCLUDED @ALEXS_ADVENTURES7

THREE DAYS IN GREECE

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

@taylapiubello - Cairo, Egypt

DAY 21 ATHENS TO CAIRO AND OVERNIGHT COACH TO ASWAN. Get excited. It’s time to walk like an Egyptian into Cairo! (B) DAYS 22-23 ASWAN. Feel small and insignificant (in the best way) in the presence of four colossal statues at Abu Simbel. (B) (B,D) DAY 24 ASWAN TO LUXOR. Luxor was once the capital of Egypt. Now, it’s a history-strewn landscape of souks and temples. Go explore! (B) DAY 25 LUXOR TO CAIRO VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. Today: visit the Valley of the Kings. Then: an overnighter to Cairo. (B) DAY 26 CAIRO. It’s all about the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum today. (B) DAY 27 CAIRO TO ATHENS. Today we return to the scene of the crime in Athens. (B,D) DAY 28 ATHENS TO METEORA. Next: Meteora, a city perched on the nail-biting cliffs of Thessaly. (B,D) DAY 29 METEORA TO TIRANA. Tirana ticks all the rainbow-coloured boxes. Keep an eye out for the capital’s pastel buildings! (B,D) DAYS 30-32 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK VIA BUDVA. Press your nose to the window as we make our way to Dubrovnik. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 33 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO. To Sarajevo today – a city that's still shaking off its tragic past. (B,D)

DAY 34 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE. Gritty but charming Belgrade is next. Ready to get amongst it? (B) DAYS 35-36 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST. Hello, twin cities Buda and Pest! Mental note: goulash = amazing. (B,D) (B) DAY 37 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA VIA BRATISLAVA. On to charming Vienna (the home of strudel). (B) DAYS 38-39 VIENNA TO KRAKÓW. Crack onto Poland's beating heart. Did someone say optional pub crawl? (B) (B) DAYS 40-41 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE. Welcome to a land of cheap beer and fairytale architecture. (B,D) (B) DAYS 42-43 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. Prep yourself for currywurst and hipsters as we make tracks to Berlin. (B,D) (B) DAYS 44-45 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN. The home of Nordic cool, Copenhagen is sure to impress. (B) (B) DAY 46 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG. On to Hamburg, aka the ‘Gateway to the World’. (B) DAYS 47-48 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM. Get ready for cheese, canals and cheeky cafés! (B) (B,D) DAY 49 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning – we’ve got a date with a ferry to London. (B)

++ 48 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 19 dinners (D) ++ 11 nights in hotel upgrades, 25 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 2 nights aboard an overnight coach, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi (transportation varies in Egypt) ++ All ferry crossings ++ Return flights to and from Cairo with airport transfers ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Skydiving in the Swiss Alps ++ Felucca ride on the Nile

198

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

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SAILING

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guides in Florence and Dubrovnik ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ Visit a traditional perfumery on the French Riviera ++ Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau ++ See the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau (entrance fees not included) ++ Visit the historic Valley of the Kings (entrance fees not included)

49 DAYS FROM

9699

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

@TONIE.PIE - BARCELONA, SPAIN

@ITSKANEO - PISA, ITALY

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


37 D A Y | E U R O P E A N P I O N E E R

HOSTEL PLUS

70

LONDON

57

17

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

 CHELSEA:

I HAVE MADE FRIENDS FOR LIFE AND FEEL SO GRATEFUL THAT I WAS ABLE TO EXPERIENCE SUCH CULTURE AND DIVINE FOOD.

Get ready to take Europe by storm on this unforgettable five-week super-trip. With a whopping 17 countries to visit (including Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Germany and the Balkans), your bucket list won’t know what’s hit it! DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Over the English Channel to the City of Love! Get involved with a city driving tour and an #epic gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Roam free and do Paris your way. Then: an optional river cruise or cabaret show. (B)

TOPDECKER

LONDON

DAY 3 PARIS. Another free day in Paris to soak up all those Frenchy vibes. Oui oui! (B) DAY 4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. #jawdropping scenery ahead! Next stop: the Swiss Alps. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS. Summit of Jungfrau mountain = Instagram heaven. Seriously. (B,L,D) DAY 6 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON. Go medieval in Avignon and check out the Palace of the Popes today. (B,L) DAY 7 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA. First stop: the famous Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard. And then? Onwards to sangria town! (B,D)

BARCELONA, SPAIN

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

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Amsterdam

Berlin

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2

START/FINISH

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2

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Dresden

GERMANY

2 Prague CZECH

REPUBLIC

Mauthausen

Paris

1

FRANCE

Vienna

2 Budapest

AUSTRIA

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Avignon Pont du Gard

1

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2 Venice ITALY

MONACO

1

Pisa

Rome

SPAIN

1 Belgrade SERBIA

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Florence

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2 Barcelona

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2

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1

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Dubrovnik 2

Mostar Budva

1

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overnight ferry

MONTENEGRO

Tirana

ALBANIA

1 Meteora Athens

1

1

Mykonos GREECE

DAY 8 BARCELONA. Roll out of bed and get on the tapas trail today. (B)

DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. First up, Pisa. Then: on to Florence for alllll of the gelato. (B,L,D)

DAY 9 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA. After a crash course in perfume, it’s on to the red carpets and Rolexes of the Riviera. (B)

DAY 14 FLORENCE TO ROME. Awww, yeah – it’s Rome time. Wanna find out what the Romans really did? (B,D)

DAY 10 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. There’s plenty of time for celebrity spotting before we head off to Monaco and put it all on red. (B)

DAY 15 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Take in the Colosseum, Roman Forum or check out the Vatican today. Also: pizza. (B)

DAY 11 FRENCH RIVIERA TO VENICE. Stop off in Verona to check out Juliet’s balcony before we move on to the city of canals. (B,D)

DAYS 16-17 ROME TO ATHENS VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Hop on the overnight ferry to the Greek port of Patras. Then, it’s on to Athens. (B) (B,D)

DAY 12 VENICE. Vaporetto ride + walking tour past St Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace = perfect day. (B,D)

DAYS 18-20 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Prepare for three nights of sun-worshipping in the Greek Islands. Eat, sleep, rave, repeat! (B,D) (B) (B)


HOSTEL PLUS

71

TRIP CODE: EEEDLL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

SPANISH PAELLA

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

- OPTIONAL @NICHOLAS_CORBETT

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Visit a traditional perfumery on the French Riviera ++ Local guides in Florence and Dubrovnik ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Party in Mykonos ++ Visit the Pont du Gard ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

OF PARIS @eliaraeofficial - Pont Du Gard, France

DAY 21 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. Back on the ferry to Athens for a second dose of ancient vibes. (B) DAY 22 ATHENS TO METEORA. Next up: Meteora, a city perched on the cliffs of Thessaly. (B,D) DAY 23 METEORA TO TIRANA. Onwards to Albania for a glimpse of life in a former hardline communist state. (B,D) DAYS 24-25 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK VIA BUDVA. Check out the stunning coastal scenery of Budva before we get to Dubrovnik. (B,D) (B) DAY 26 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO VIA MOSTAR. To Sarajevo today – a remarkable city that’s heroically rebuilding itself after war. (B,D) DAY 27 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE. We’ll help you get your bearings before we let you loose among the cool bars in Belgrade’s Old Town. (B) DAY 28 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST. Hey, Budapest! Prepare for Art Nouveau, hot springs and ruin bars by the bucketload. (B) DAY 29 BUDAPEST. It’s a free day today, so you call the shots! Culture vulture? Food fanatic? Anything in between? You’ll be loving it. (B)

DAY 31 VIENNA TO PRAGUE. Next: the cobblestone streets of Prague. But first, a sobering visit to a former concentration camp. (B,D) DAY 32 PRAGUE. You’ve got a full day to sample street food, quirky museums and the most beautiful Old Town in Europe. (B) DAY 33 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. We’ll make a pitstop at historic Dresden en route to Berlin – one of Europe’s most happening cities. (B,D) DAY 34 BERLIN. See Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial with a local guide, or just take the city by storm. Today is all you. PS: The nightlife here is definitely worth a look. (B) DAY 35 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. To Amsterdam, a city famous for Van Gogh, liberal attitudes and vintage shopping. 32 markets and 6,159 shops should keep you busy for a while. (B) DAY 36 AMSTERDAM. Opt to discover the Dutch capital on two wheels before tonight’s farewell dinner cruise along the canals. (B,D) DAY 37 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning – we’re London-bound. (B)

DAY 30 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA. On to Vienna for some opera, apple strudel and (possibly) the best coffee in Europe. (B)

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Skydiving in the Swiss Alps ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona ++ Gondola ride in Venice

175

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

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BIKE TOUR

++ 36 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 17 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in hotel upgrades, 18 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows, 3 nights in canvas cabins, 1 night on an overnight ferry ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

37 DAYS FROM

6449

$

AUD PER PERSON

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

@EZZIBUNN - DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

@JUDESONTOUR - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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72

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74

MEALS

10

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

 ADAM:

LIFE CHANGING TRIP TO BREATHTAKING LOCATIONS WITH AN AWESOME GROUP OF PEOPLE.

Welcome aboard the Red Star Special, where classic European cities meet stunning natural landscapes. From Berlin to Copenhagen, the Arctic Circle (aka the Land of the Midnight Sun), Moscow, St Petersburg and the Baltics, this trip ticks off loads of amazing scenery and unique cultures. A once-in-a-lifetime trip that will give you bragging rights for years, this is the one to beat. Are you ready for this? DAYS 1-2 BERLIN. Despite spending the better part of a century in the crosshairs of history, Berlin is now one of Europe’s biggest creative hubs. With more museums than rainy days and some of the best DJs on the continent, the only thing you’ll miss here is sleep. But there’s time for that later! (D) (B)

TOPDECKER

BERLIN

DAYS 3-4 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN. On to Copenhagen to find out why this city keeps popping up among the top five most liveable cities in the world. Trivia: The Little Mermaid was born here. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 5-7 COPENHAGEN TO STOCKHOLM. You know it for the $1 IKEA hotdogs, meatballs and ridiculously good-looking people, but Sweden’s capital also punches way above its weight in design, fashion, and multicultural vibes you wouldn’t expect this close to the Arctic Circle. (B,L,D) (B) (B)

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

2 Olderfjord

DAY STOP 1 Skibotn 1 Tysfjord Svartisen Glacier

1 Rovaniemi

1 Bjerka

FINLAND

1 Steinkjer Trondheim/Hell

2 Åndalsnes

1

Jyväskylä

Geirangerfjord

St Petersburg

Lillehammer

Helsinki

2

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Oslo

Stockholm

NORWAY

SWEDEN

Tallinn

1 Novgorod

ESTONIA

Riga

LATVIA

2 Copenhagen

2

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DENMARK

1 Vilnius

Moscow

LITHUANIA

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GERMANY

Warsaw

POLAND

DAYS 8-9 STOCKHOLM TO OSLO. From the cosmopolitan city vibes of Stockholm to a more laidback experience in Oslo. (B,L,D) (B,L)

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

DAYS 10-11 OSLO TO ÅNDALSNES. On to Lillehammer, home of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Do an optional run down the bobsled track before we move on to Åndalsnes for a full day on the Geirangerfjord. To call the scenery epic would be an understatement (if you don’t believe us, check out Google Images). (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

DAY 15 TYSFJORD TO SKIBOTN. Today we cross the Arctic Circle. Did you know polar ice baths and woodfired saunas build character? True story. (B,L,D)

DAY 12 ÅNDALSNES TO STEINKJER. Chase the sun to Trondheim, the religious capital of Norway. Repent your sins – our next stop is Hell. Yes, really (only this one is usually frozen over). Temperatures can dip down to -25°C! After snapping up some photographic proof, we’re off to Steinkjer for the night. (B,L,D) DAY 13 STEINKJER TO BJERKA. Another day, more Snapchat-worthy scenery. Next up: Bjerka. (B,L,D)

DAYS 16-17 SKIBOTN TO OLDERFJORD. Reindeer and moose ahead – plus, the chance to take a peek at the midnight sun (seasonal). If that’s not enough, you can also opt in to see the top of the world in Nordkapp. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 18 OLDERFJORD TO ROVANIEMI. Sing ‘Jingle Bells’ as we make our way to Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus. (B,L,D) DAY 19 ROVANIEMI TO JYVÄSKYLÄ. Next up: Jyväskylä. Come find out why they call it the Athens of Finland. (B,L,D)


HOSTEL PLUS

73

TRIP CODE: EERSGG

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

RIGA, LATVIA

- INCLUDED @NATECOLES94

Cruise the majestic Geirangerfjord Visit the Arctic Circle Do a ‘polar plunge’ in an Arctic river Visit a wood-fired sauna in Skibotn Local Russian guide while in Russia Visit the State Hermitage Museum Guided tour of the Moscow Metro Guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin Welcome and farewell dinners in Berlin Visit the Santa Claus Village

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

CRUISE



St Petersburg, Russia

DAY 20 JYVÄSKYLÄ TO HELSINKI. Today: a short trip south to the Finnish capital, Helsinki. Kick back and let us show you round this funky city. (B,L)

IMAGE APPROVAL NEEDED

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

DAYS 21-22 HELSINKI TO TALLINN. Prepare for more fairytale magic as we hop across to Tallinn. A walking tour will show you the highlights before we hand you over to the city. (B,D) (B)

++ Tickets to a Russian ballet ++ Visit Svartisen, Norway’s second largest glacier

DAYS 27-29 NOVGOROD TO MOSCOW. We’ll roll past some former communist farmland as we make our way to the Kremlin, where we’ll rendezvous with our guide. Get all the intel before we let you loose to explore. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 30 MOSCOW TO VELIKIYE LUKI. Today we’ll stay over in Velikiye Luki, also known as ‘Small Stalingrad’. (B,D)

DAYS 31-32 VELIKIYE LUKI TO RIGA. It’s over the border into Latvia and onwards to Riga, another Baltic addition to the World Heritage List. (B,D) (B) DAY 33 RIGA TO VILNIUS. To the capital of Lithuania to check out the Old Town. (B)

199

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

DAYS 23-25 TALLINN TO ST PETERSBURG. Cross the border to Russia for a tour with a local guide. The Hermitage contains enough artistic treasures to rival any museum in the world. (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAY 26 ST PETERSBURG TO NOVGOROD. Through the Russian countryside to the World Heritagelisted city of Novgorod. Try: Medovukha, the Russian version of mead. (B,D)

++ 36 breakfasts (B), 16 lunches (L), 22 dinners (D) ++ 13 nights in hotel upgrades, 16 nights in hostels, 7 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@BEKKYLEIGHH - COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

START MEET AT 5PM IN BERLIN FINISH APPROX 9AM IN BERLIN S TA R T

DAYS 34-35 VILNIUS TO WARSAW. Modern day Warsaw is a far cry from its war-torn past. Think: street art, picturesque lakes and epic street food. Start in the Old Jewish Ghetto and Pawiak Prison before cutting loose to explore. (B,D) (B) DAY 36 WARSAW TO BERLIN. Swap contact details with your Topdeck comrades over dinner tonight.

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DAY 37 BERLIN. Time for a few sad farewells: we say bye after breakfast. (B)

TOPDECKER

THE MAJESTIC GEIRANGERFJORD

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

37 DAYS FROM

7359

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

@MERCIEJANE - ROAD LUNCHES

ÅNDALSNES, NORWAY

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


35 D A Y | I M P E R I A L T R A I L

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74

ROME

LONDON

50

15

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EEMERL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++

Local guide in Dubrovnik 3 nights sailing in Greece Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau

@LAURATHEEXPLORERR - SANTORINI, GREECE

YOUR ROUTE

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 34 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hotel upgrades, 17 nights in hostels, 1 night in a bungalow at a European campsite, 5 nights in canvas cabins, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

1 STOP & STAY

 GEORGIA:

I LEARNT MORE ABOUT EUROPE, LIFE AND MYSELF IN A SHORT 35 DAYS THAN I HAVE THROUGHOUT MY WHOLE LIFE.

DAY STOP 2 Copenhagen DENMARK

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS FINISH

London

Hamburg

1 2 Berlin

2

ENGLAND

Dresden

GERMANY

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Auschwitz -Birkenau

2

POLAND

Vienna

++ Tickets to the Sound of Vienna Orchestra ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam

2 Kraków

AUSTRIA

Bratislava

1

SLOVAKIA

2 Budapest

HUNGARY

188

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

Dubrovnik

1 START

Rome

START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AN AMSTERDAM)

ITALY

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1 overnight ferry

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1 Meteora Athens

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35 DAYS FROM

6569

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

Sailing

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This may not be the fastest route from Rome to London, but it is quite possibly the most exciting! Sail in Greece, wander medieval ramparts in the Balkans, roam the cobblestone streets of Budapest and Prague and cycle the wide boulevards of Berlin – and in between all that, treat yourself to all the scenery, culture and cuisine this awesome trip has to offer. Sweet! DAY 1 ROME.

DAY 23 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA VIA BRATISLAVA. (B)

DAY 2 ROME TO GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. (B)

DAYS 24-25 VIENNA TO KRAKÓW. (B) (B)

DAYS 3-5 SAILING IN GREECE. (B,L) (B,L) (B,L,D)

DAYS 26-27 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE. (B,D) (B)

DAY 6 SAILING IN GREECE TO ATHENS. (B,D)

DAYS 28-29 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 7-9 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. (B,D) (B) (B)

DAYS 30-31 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN. (B) (B)

DAYS 10-11 MYKONOS TO SANTORINI. (B,D) (B)

DAY 32 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG. (B)

DAYS 12-13 SANTORINI TO ATHENS. (B) (B,D)

DAYS 33-34 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM. (B) (B,D)

DAY 14 ATHENS TO METEORA. (B,D)

DAY 35 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. (B)

DAY 15 METEORA TO TIRANA. (B,D) DAYS 16-18 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK VIA BUDVA.

(B,D) (B) (B)

DAY 19 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO. (B,D) DAY 20 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE. (B) DAYS 21-22 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST. (B,D) (B)

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 49 Day Mega European - Greece trip. See p.66 or visit our website.


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MEALS

10

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

HOSTEL PLUS

LONDON

75

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EEMELD

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Visit a traditional perfumery on the French Riviera ++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ Party in Mykonos

@HEYBAILS4 - DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

@MERCIEJANE - ROAD LUNCHES

START

London

++ 32 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 16 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hotel upgrades, 11 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 5 nights in canvas cabins, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ English Channel crossing ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

ENGLAND

2 Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2

Venice ITALY

1 Bordeaux MONACO

1

2

San Sebastián

2 Barcelona

++ Guided tour of Vatican City ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik

1 Florence

Pisa

French Riviera

SPAIN

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

2

Verona

FINISH

Dubrovnik Rome

CROATIA

2

VATICAN CITY

1 overnight ferry

Budva

MONTENEGRO

199

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

1 Tirana

ALBANIA

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

1 Meteora All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

Athens Sailing

2 1

GREECE

2

Mykonos

Santorini

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9AM IN DUBROVNIK S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

Discover everything that’s great about the European summertime on this trip from France to Italy to Greece to Croatia – and get your dose of culture, history and amazing cities along the way. Highlights? Tucking into a de-lish picnic by the Eiffel Tower, rubbing shoulders with the celebs on the French Riviera, coming face-to-face with the Colosseum in Rome and spending three days sailing in Greece. Talk about the trip of a lifetime! (D) (B)

DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. (B,L) DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN. (B) DAYS 5-6 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO BARCELONA. (B,D) (B) DAYS 7-8 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. (B) (B) DAYS 9-10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS. (B,D)

DAY 16 ROME TO GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. (B) DAYS 17-19 SAILING IN GREECE. (B,L) (B,L) (B,L,D)

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G

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14

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15

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5

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6

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G

21

JUL

22

AUG

12

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13

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G

28

JUL

29

AUG

26

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27

JUN

4

AUG

5

SEP

2

JUN

4

JUL

G

11

AUG

12

SEP

9

JUN

11

JUL

18

AUG

19

SEP

16

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18

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G

25

AUG

26

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G

1

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3

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8

SEP

10

OCT

19

JUN

21

JUL

23

JUN

25

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7

JUL

8

AUG

G G G G G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

DAYS 21-23 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. (B,D) (B) (B) DAYS 24-25 MYKONOS TO SANTORINI. (B,D) (B) DAYS 26-27 SANTORINI TO ATHENS. (B) (B,D) DAY 28 ATHENS TO METEORA. (B,D) DAY 29 METEORA TO TIRANA. (B,D)

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

DAYS 30-33 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK VIA BUDVA.

DAYS 14-15 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. (B,D) (B)

16

11

DAY 20 SAILING IN GREECE TO ATHENS. (B,D)

(B,L,D)

DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. (B,L,D)

APR

JUL

(B,D) (B) (B) (B)

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 49 Day Mega European - Greece trip. See p.66 or visit our website.

TOPDECKER

DAYS 1-2 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS).

14

FINISH

10

33 DAYS FROM

6549

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


30 D A Y | E A S T E R N A D V E N T U R E

HOSTEL PLUS

76

ATHENS

41

LONDON

MEALS

14

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EEMEAL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Party in Mykonos ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Visit the cliffside monasteries of Meteora

MYKONOS, GREECE

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 29 breakfasts (B), 12 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hotel upgrades, 17 nights in hostels, 5 nights in canvas cabins ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

@ELIARAEOFFICIAL - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

2 Copenhagen DENMARK

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Tickets to the Sound of Vienna Orchestra ++ Third Reich walking tour in Berlin

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS FINISH

London

1 2 Berlin Dresden

GERMANY

167

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

Hamburg

2

ENGLAND

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

Auschwitz -Birkenau

2

POLAND

Vienna

AUSTRIA

1

SLOVAKIA

2 Budapest

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

HUNGARY

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

Dubrovnik CROATIA

29

JUL

27

AUG

MAY

1

JUN

G

2

AUG

31

AUG

24

MAY

22

JUN

G

9

AUG

7

SEP

31

MAY

29

JUN

G

16

AUG

14

SEP

14

JUN

13

JUL

JUN

20

JUL

23

AUG

21

SEP

G

30

AUG

28

SEP

28

JUN

27

JUL

5

JUL

3

6

SEP

5

OCT

AUG

G

13

SEP

12

OCT

G

20

SEP

19

OCT

27

SEP

26

OCT

8

JUL

6

AUG

12

JUL

10

AUG

26

JUL

24

AUG

G

TOPDECKER

G= Guaranteed Departure

SERBIA

Srebrenica Budva

MONTENEGRO ALBANIA

G

Meteora

START 1 Athens

GREECE

2 1

G

Mykonos

G

Santorini

4999

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

2

G G

@BORDERLINEBRITT_ - BERLIN, GERMANY

Your Eastern Adventure begins in Athens and meanders its way through the Mediterranean, up through Eastern Europe and on to London. On this holiday you’ll experience the full range: from classic capitals Amsterdam and Prague to buzzing Mykonos and laid-back Dubrovnik. See more, do more and experience more on this awesome trip! DAY 1 ATHENS. (D)

DAYS 19-20 VIENNA TO KRAKÓW. (B) (B)

DAYS 2-4 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. (B,D) (B) (B)

DAYS 21-22 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 5-6 MYKONOS TO SANTORINI. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 23-24 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 7-8 SANTORINI TO ATHENS. (B) (B,D)

DAYS 25-26 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN. (B) (B)

DAY 9 ATHENS TO METEORA. (B,D)

DAY 27 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG. (B)

DAY 10 METEORA TO TIRANA. (B,D)

DAYS 28-29 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM. (B) (B,D)

DAYS 11-13 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK VIA BUDVA.

DAY 30 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. (B)

(B,D) (B) (B)

30 DAYS FROM

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Belgrade

1 Tirana

FINISH

3

21

1

Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND 1 HERZEGOVINA

START MEET AT 6PM IN ATHENS FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

2 Kraków

Bratislava

DAY 14 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO. (B,D) DAY 15 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE. (B) DAYS 16-17 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST. (B,D) (B) DAY 18 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA VIA BRATISLAVA. (B)

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 49 Day Mega European - Greece trip. See p.66 or visit our website.


29 D A Y | P H A R A O H ’ S E S C A P E 38

LONDON

MEALS

14

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

HOSTEL PLUS

CAIRO

77

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EEEMCL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Local guide in Dubrovnik ++ Visit the Srebrenica Memorial ++ See the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau (entrance fees not included) ++ Visit the historic Valley of the Kings (entrance fees not included)

BERLIN, GERMANY

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 29 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hotel upgrades, 17 nights in hostels, 2 nights aboard an overnight coach ++ Cairo arrival and departure transfers ++ One-way flight from Cairo to Athens ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi (transportation varies in Egypt) ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

@DDOUBLEMS - CAIRO, EGYPT

2 Copenhagen DENMARK

Hamburg

1 2 Berlin

2

ENGLAND

Dresden

GERMANY

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Auschwitz -Birkenau

2

Vienna

AUSTRIA

START

Cairo

2 Kraków

POLAND

1

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

EGYPT

1

++ Third Reich walking tour of Berlin ++ Visit the Philae Temple

Bratislava

SLOVAKIA

2 Budapest

HUNGARY

Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

1

Dubrovnik CROATIA

overnight coach

1

Luxor

1 Belgrade SERBIA

1

overnight coach

1

Srebrenica

2

Budva

Aswan

MONTENEGRO

1 Tirana

1 Meteora 1 Athens

GREECE

See Egypt’s ancient wonders (Pyramids and Sphinx, we’re looking at you), channel your inner Game of Thrones superfan in Dubrovnik (aka King’s Landing), hang with the hipsters in Budapest (the home of awesome ruin bars), then hit up Berlin (amazing nightlife, anyone?). From Cairo to London, this is one Euro escape to write home about! DAY 1 CAIRO TO ASWAN VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. (B)

DAYS 18-19 VIENNA TO KRAKÓW. (B) (B)

DAYS 2-3 ASWAN. (B) (B,D)

DAYS 20-21 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE. (B,D) (B)

DAY 4 ASWAN TO LUXOR. (B)

DAYS 22-23 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. (B,D) (B)

DAY 5 LUXOR TO CAIRO VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. (B)

DAYS 24-25 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN. (B) (B)

DAY 6 CAIRO. (B)

DAY 26 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG. (B)

DAY 7 CAIRO TO ATHENS. (B,D)

DAYS 27-28 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM. (B) (B,D)

DAY 8 ATHENS TO METEORA. (B,D)

DAY 29 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. (B)

DAY 9 METEORA TO TIRANA. (B,D) (B,D) (B) (B)

DAY 13 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO. (B,D) DAY 14 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE. (B) DAYS 15-16 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST. (B,D) (B) DAY 17 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA VIA BRATISLAVA. (B)

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

Abu Simbel

ALBANIA

DAYS 10-12 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK VIA BUDVA.

199

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 49 Day Mega European - Egypt trip. See p.68 or visit our website.

START MEET AT 2PM IN CAIRO FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

FINISH

13

JUL

10

AUG

4

MAY

1

JUN

G

27

JUL

24

AUG

G

25

MAY

22

JUN

G

10

AUG

7

SEP

G

1

JUN

29

JUN

G

24

AUG

21

SEP

G

15

JUN

13

JUL

7

SEP

5

OCT

G

22

JUN

20

JUL

21

SEP

19

OCT

G

29

JUN

27

JUL

28

SEP

26

OCT

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

TOPDECKER

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS FINISH

London

29 DAYS FROM

5769

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


28 D A Y | G R A N D E U R O P E A N

HOSTEL PLUS

78

LONDON

LONDON

43

12

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

 MICHAELA:

BEST TIME OF MY LIFE. I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY. WHAT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

From west to east, north to south, get ready to encounter Europe’s greatest cities, the grandeur of the Alps and the stunning scenery and diversity of the Mediterranean. Aww, yeah! DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Bonjour, Paris! Kick back and relax as we ease you in with a driving tour and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Check out some iconic sights, get lost in the locals’ hidden spots and gorge on as many pastries as possible. Tonight: an optional cruise on the River Seine or cabaret show is on the cards. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. Glue your face to the coach windows as we roll into magical Switzerland.

BERLIN, GERMANY

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

2

2

START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

Dresden

GERMANY

2 Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

Mauthausen

Paris

FRANCE

Austrian Alps AUSTRIA

Swiss Alps

2

Postojna Cave

SWITZERLAND

Venice Avignon Pont du Gard

1

2

Florence ITALY

MONACO

2 French Riviera

2 Barcelona

2

Pisa

SLOVENIA

Pag Island CROATIA

2

Orvieto Rome

Lake Bled

1 Ljubljana

2

VATICAN CITY

SPAIN

(B,L,D)

TOPDECKER

DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Warning: your photos from the highest train station in Europe at the summit of Jungfrau will make all your friends jealous. (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON. Onwards through the vineyards of the Rhône Valley to Avignon. (B) DAY 6 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA. Barcelona, we’re coming for you! But first, we’ll pay a visit to the famous Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard. (B,D) DAY 7 BARCELONA. Think: tapas, sangria and one of the best football teams in the world. Not enough for you? Then how about Gaudí, gothic architecture and awesome nightlife? (B)

DAY 8 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA. Fact: the little hinterland town of Grasse makes a quarter of the world’s perfumes. We’ll stop off at one of them today for a crash course. (B) DAY 9 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Prepare for a round of celebrity spotting on the French Riviera. Then: ready to take on the casinos of Monaco? (B) DAY 10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE. First stop: the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Tonight’s equation: Tuscany + feast = #thegoodlife. (B,D)

DAY 11 FLORENCE. Renaissance art and retail therapy are on the schedule today as we get to know Florence a little better. (B) DAY 12 FLORENCE TO ROME. Onwards to Rome. The Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum… they’re all here. Now you are too! (B,D) DAY 13 ROME. Rome is yours for the day! Hunt down pasta and pizza or take in the views from Capitoline Hill. You can do no wrong. (B) DAY 14 ROME TO VENICE INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. There’s an optional morning visit to Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel before we take this show back on the road. (B,D)


HOSTEL PLUS

79

TRIP CODE: EEGELL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

FRENCH CHEESE

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

- INCLUDED @KATEMATHWIN

HISTORICAL WALKING

TOUR OF ROME

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Visit a traditional perfumery on the French Riviera ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Pag Island getaway ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen ++ Visit the Pont du Gard

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

@anthonypirillo94, Barcelona, Spain

++ 27 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 12 dinners (D) ++ 19 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 2 nights in an Austrian Gasthof ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

 DAY 15 VENICE. Tick a vaporetto ride off your bucket list and join us for a tour of this sinking beauty. (B,D)

DAY 24 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. After a quick stop in Dresden, it’s on to the awesomeness of Berlin. (B,D)

DAY 16 VENICE TO PAG ISLAND. Take the option to explore Postojna Cave before we set our watches to island time. (B,L,D)

DAY 25 BERLIN. See the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie before trying Berlin’s nightlife out for size. (B)

DAY 19 PAG ISLAND TO LJUBLJANA. Ljubljana is an eclectic mix of ancient and new. Don’t just sit there – get exploring! (B)

DAY 26 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Set your sights on canals, bicycles and the notorious Red Light District – Amsterdam is next! (B) DAY 27 AMSTERDAM. Prepare to get emosh on tonight’s farewell canal dinner cruise. (B,D) DAY 28 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning – London’s calling! (B)

DAY 20 LJUBLJANA TO AUSTRIAN ALPS. Lake Bled is one of those names that keeps popping up on Buzzfeed lists of amazing places. Today you’ll find out why... (B,D)

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

DAY 21 AUSTRIAN ALPS. Yes! You’ve got a free day to do the Austrian Alps your way. Take in the mountain air by foot or bike – it’s up to you. (B,L) DAY 22 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE. There’s time for some reflection at Mauthausen (a former concentration camp) before we take on the cobblestone streets of Prague. (B,L,D) DAY 23 PRAGUE. What do you want to do today? Our suggestions: stroll around the Old Town, take selfies on Charles Bridge and check out the epic views from Prague Castle. (B)

179

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

FINISH

14

JUL

10

AUG

JUL

17

AUG

19

MAY

15

JUN

G

21

2

JUN

29

JUN

G

28

JUL

24

AUG

9

JUN

6

JUL

4

AUG

31

AUG

16

JUN

13

JUL

G

11

AUG

7

SEP

23

JUN

20

JUL

18

AUG

14

SEP

30

JUN

27

JUL

G

25

AUG

21

SEP

7

JUL

3

AUG

G

G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

@LACHLANSPENCER - NICE, FRENCH RIVIERA

TOPDECKER

DAYS 17-18 PAG ISLAND. You’ve got two days to get horizontal and chill out in the sun. The water is warm, the food is awesome – and this island sure knows how to party. (B) (B)

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Tandem paragliding in the Austrian Alps ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona ++ Local beer tasting in Prague

28 DAYS FROM

4999

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

@KATEMATHWIN - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

PAG ISLAND, CROATIA

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


28 D A Y | R O A D T O AT H E N S

HOSTEL PLUS

80

LONDON

ATHENS

47

MEALS

7

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

 EMILY:

OUR TRIP LEADER AND DRIVER MADE THE TRIP THE BEST TIME EVER. WE WERE A FAMILY.

@DAN.JAMES.BELL - SAILING IN GREECE

YOUR ROUTE

From Paris, the French Riviera and Barcelona to the Swiss Alps, Rome and Venice, this tour of Europe is one to beat. And did we mention you’ll sail in the Greek islands and party in Mykonos? It just gets better and better! Pack your bags, join us on the Road to Athens and prepare to make memories that’ll last a lifetime.

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

START

London

ENGLAND

2 Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2

1 Bordeaux

Venice ITALY

MONACO

San Sebastián SPAIN

1

2 French Riviera

2 Barcelona

1 Florence

Pisa

Rome

DAYS 1-2 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Next stop: Paris. Get your kicks on a driving tour before we indulge at a #gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) (B)

TOPDECKER

DAYS 5-6 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO BARCELONA. Get your bearings with a driving tour of Barça, then channel your inner Spaniard at an optional flamenco show. Olé! (B,D) (B) DAYS 7-8 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Bye bye, Barça. Hello, turquoise waters and lush stylings of the French Riviera! Plus: live life in the fast lane as we cruise through dazzling Monaco. (B) (B)

2

VATICAN CITY

1 overnight ferry FINISH

Athens Sailing

2 1

GREECE

2

DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Roll into the wine capital of Europe and soak up all the Frenchy feels with a glass of the region’s finest. (B,L) DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN. It’s out of France and onwards to the top of Spain – where the beaches are flawless and the food is to die for. (B)

2

Verona

Mykonos

Santorini

DAYS 9-10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS. Treat your senses to a perfume factory visit before we head over to nature’s masterpiece: the Swiss Alps. While you’re here, be sure to catch the epic views from the top of Jungfrau mountain. (B,D) (B,L,D) DAYS 11-12 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE. Seek out Juliet’s balcony in Verona before we push through to the canal-lined maze of Venice and take to the water on a vaporetto ride. Cheesy photos encouraged. (B,L,D) (B,D)

DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Get THAT photo at the Leaning Tower of Pisa today. You know the one. Then, we’ll steam on through to the home of the best gelato: Florence. (B,L,D) DAYS 14-15 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Become an amateur historian in no time on our guided walking tour of Rome. Then: you’ve got a free day to check out the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain or the Vatican. (B,D) (B) DAY 16 ROME TO SAILING IN GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Today we hop on an overnight ferry to Greece. Excited? Us too! (B)


HOSTEL PLUS

81

TRIP CODE: EEMELA

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@YESHHH.C - BARCELONA, SPAIN

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ Party in Mykonos ++ Visit a traditional perfumery on the French Riviera ++ Local guide in Florence

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

- OPTIONAL -

++ 27 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights in hotel upgrades, 8 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 5 nights in canvas cabins, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ English channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

@DAISY_WR



HELICOPTER

RIDE IN THE SWISS ALPS @reneesundgren - Mykonos, Greece

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ ++ ++ ++

Traditional cabaret show in Paris Helicopter ride in the Swiss Alps Guided tour of Vatican City Gondola ride in Venice

203

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9AM IN ATHENS S TA R T

(B,L,D)

DAY 20 SAILING IN GREECE TO ATHENS. Anchors up and off the boats to explore the Greek capital, Athens. Gyros, anyone? (B,D) DAYS 21-23 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. It’s back on the ferry and over to Mykonos for two nights of beachy bliss. You could totally get used to this. (B,D) (B) (B)

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DAYS 24-25 MYKONOS TO SANTORINI. Get ready for romcom-worthy landscapes and views to write home about – Santorini is up next! Pro tip: make space in your camera roll. (B,D) (B) DAYS 26-28 SANTORINI TO ATHENS. Time to go! We’ll drop you off back in Athens. You’re on your own from here on out… (B) (B,D) (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 49 Day Mega European - Greece trip. See p.66 or visit our website.

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VENICE, ITALY DAYS 17-19 SAILING IN GREECE. Bring on three unbelievable days of sailing on the Ionian Sea. Find your sea legs, don your best sailor stripes and immerse yourself in all things #boatlife. (B,L) (B,L)

FINISH 2020

28 DAYS FROM

5679

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

@BECSOUTHGATE - SAILING IN GREECE

@CONORGRIMES_ - PARIS, FRANCE

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


27 D A Y | S U M M E R F U N & S A I L I N G

HOSTEL PLUS

82

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46

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 REBECCA:

WOULD DO IT AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT. I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!

@DAN.JAMES.BELL - SAILING IN GREECE

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

Not only will you have the chance to sail the Med on this trip, but you’ll also crisscross mountains, explore great capitals and discover some of the hottest destinations in the Balkans. Just… wow! DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Bonjour! We’ll kick things off by taking in the city on a driving tour and chowing down on an #epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower. You’re finally here! (D) DAY 2 PARIS. The city is yours today. Stuff yourself with buttery pastry goodness, then maybe go for an optional river cruise or hit up an optional cabaret show. Ooh là là! (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. Today we roll into the Swiss Alps and our secluded alpine village at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. Cameras at the ready! (B,L,D)

TOPDECKER

DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. There’s a railway station with unbelievable views at the summit of Jungfrau. Mission accepted. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA. Follow in Napoleon’s footsteps down to the glamorous French Riviera. Time to soak up those rays. (B,L)

DAY 8 FLORENCE TO ROME. There’s enough time for a cappuccino and a selfie before we head down to Rome for a walking tour. (B,D)

DAY 14 SAILING IN GREECE TO TIRANA. Shake the salt from your hair as we head north to Albania. Tirana ticks all the rainbow coloured boxes. (B,D)

DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Assemble the paparazzi crew as we go celebrity spotting. More mingling tonight at the casinos of Monaco. (B)

DAY 9 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. There’s an optional visit to the Vatican City and Sistine Chapel this morning. After that, the city is yours to explore. Gelato anyone? (B)

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

DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE. First stop, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then: Florence (Italian for ‘food coma’). Keep your eyes peeled for artsy stuff from Raphael, Michelangelo and Da Vinci. (B,D)

DAYS 10–13 ROME TO SAILING IN GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Hop on an overnight ferry to Greece before we take on the Mediterranean in style. This is livin’, Barry. (B) (B,L) (B,L) (B,L,D)

DAY 16 DUBROVNIK. A free day to discover Dubrovnik. Trust us, it’s a lot nicer than King’s Landing. (B)


HOSTEL PLUS

83

TRIP CODE: EESSLL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

AMSTERDRAM, NETHERLANDS

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

- INCLUDED -

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

@_WANDERING_HUNTER

GOURMET

@veronicacriniti - Pisa, Italy

DAY 17 DUBROVNIK TO ZADAR. Expect more breathtaking views as we make our way up the Dalmatian Coast to the walled city of Zadar. (B)

DAY 25 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Expect Van Goghs and plenty of liberal thoughts as we hit Amsterdam today. (B)

DAY 18 ZADAR TO VENICE. Today: a chance to go underground at Postojna Cave (the largest underground cave system in Europe) en route to the floating city of Venice. (B,D)

DAY 26 AMSTERDAM. The world’s tallest nation also knows a thing or two about cheese and clog making. Let the Facebook friend requests flow at the farewell canal dinner cruise tonight – it’s been epic. (B,D)

DAY 19 VENICE. Gondolas, vaporettos and a guided tour through a maze of bridges, canals, and quirky spaces. (B,D)

DAY 27 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we take the ferry back to London. (B)

DAY 20 VENICE TO MUNICH. You’re here for the beer and the pork knuckle. Prost! (B,L)

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Traditional cabaret show in Paris ++ Scenic excursion to Jungfrau (‘The Top of Europe’) ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Gondola ride in Venice

199

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

DAY 21 MUNICH TO PRAGUE. Start off with a few hours of reflection at Dachau. Then, it’s on to the cobblestoned fairytale city of Prague. (B,D)

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

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)

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

DAY 23 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. Let Dresden show off some of its 800-year-old history before we hit the German capital to find out what it means to be ein Berliner. (B,D) DAY 24 BERLIN. This funky city boasts history and culture by the bucketload. Check out the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate before we party it up, Berlin style. (B)

++ 26 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D) ++ 3 nights in hotel upgrades, 13 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 and Driver

@LAUREN_ASHLEE_AUSTIN - SWISS ALPS

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PICNIC

BY THE EIFFEL TOWER

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ Visit a traditional perfumery on the French Riviera ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Local guides in Florence, Tirana and Dubrovnik ++ Visit former concentration camp Dachau

27 DAYS FROM

5349

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

@_SAMANTHAGILBERTSON - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

@DAN.JAMES.BELL - SAILING IN GREECE

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


TOPDECKER

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27 D A Y | C L E O PAT R A’ S J E W E L LONDON

Looking for the epic European adventure of a lifetime? This absolute gem of a trip could be the one for you! Kick off your journey in the legendary capitals of Western Europe (hello, Paris, Barcelona and Rome), dabble in a spot of sailing in Greece, then hop on a plane to Cairo and get set to discover all the ancient wonders Egypt has to offer. Cleopatra herself would be proud!

CAIRO

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SECTOR

@CLOTOWER -ABU SIMBEL, EGYPT-

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

START

London

ENGLAND

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Pinch yourself. You’ve made it to Paris! Get to know the city on a driving tour then top it off with an awesome picnic by the Eiffel Tower. Let’s do this, Topdeckers! (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Explore Paris on your free day here. Stuck for ideas? Why not check out the Louvre Museum, the Sacré-Cœur or the Arc de Triomphe? Then: round off the day with an optional Seine river cruise or cabaret show. (B)

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FRANCE

Swiss Alps

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Venice ITALY

MONACO

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Verona

2 French Riviera

2 Barcelona

Pisa

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Rome

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VATICAN CITY

1 overnight ferry

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

Athens Sailing

GREECE

FINISH

Cairo

EGYPT

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DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN. Out of France and on to Spain. Next stop: flawless beaches and incredible food. Don’t say we don’t spoil you! (B)

overnight coach

DAY 5 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO BARCELONA. Get your bearings with a driving tour of Barcelona, then channel your inner diva at tonight’s optional flamenco show. Olé! (B,D)

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turquoise waters of the French Riviera. Keep your eyes peeled for celebrities! (B)

DAY 12 VENICE. Tick off Venice’s greats on a walking tour before taking to the water on an optional DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. gondola ride. Cheesy photos encouraged! (B,D) Live life in the fast lane as we cruise through dazzling DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Get THAT photo at Monaco (ticking off another country in the process). the Leaning Tower of Pisa before we roll into the Glitzy and glam? You bet your fur coat it is! (B) home of the world’s best gelato: Florence. One scoop DAYS 9-10 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS. We’ll or two? As if that’s even a question. (B,L,D) DAY 14 FLORENCE TO ROME. Learn all about Rome’s history on a guided city walking tour. Colosseum anyone? (B,D)

overnight coach

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DAY 6 BARCELONA. Barcelona has it all, from cool architecture to yummy tapas. Don’t miss the Sagrada Família for a dose of ‘wow’ – and make sure you hit DAY 11 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE. Seek out Juliet’s up the nightlife later. It’s famous for a reason. (B) balcony in Verona before we head over to beautiful, canal-lined Venice. (B,L,D) DAY 7 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA. Hello

drop by a perfume factory before heading into a place where nature likes to put on a show: the Swiss Alps. (B,D) (B,L,D)

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Aswan

Abu Simbel

DAY 15 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. The day is yours to go exploring. Pay a visit to the Trevi Fountain or why not check out the Vatican City on an optional tour? You just can’t get bored here. Fact! (B) DAY 16 ROME TO SAILING IN GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. First today: an Italian road trip. Then: an overnight ferry journey to Greece. This is going to be one epic adventure. Hold on to your hats! (B) DAYS 17-19 SAILING IN GREECE. Bring on three unforgettable days sailing the waters of Greece! Swim. Sleep. Sunbake. Party. Repeat. It’s a tough life... (B,L) (B,L) (B,L,D)


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TRIP CODE: EEEMLC

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@DAN.JAMES.BELL - SAILING IN GREECE

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

- INCLUDED @ADELEJAYDE

ALONG THE NILE

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

@trimpiece_ - Nice, French Riviera

DAY 20 SAILING IN GREECE TO ATHENS. Off the boat and on to the Greek capital for all the gyros you can handle. FYI, the ancient ruins here are a mustvisit. (B,D) DAY 21 ATHENS TO ASWAN VIA CAIRO. Time to walk like an Egyptian into Cairo before an overnight coach journey to Aswan. (B)

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

DAYS 22-23 ASWAN. On the cards in Aswan: a felucca ride, a Nubian village and four colossal statues at Abu Simbel. This place is unreal! (B) (B,D)

++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Guided tour of Vatican City ++ Skydiving in the Swiss Alps

DAY 24 ASWAN TO LUXOR. Once the capital of ancient Egypt, Luxor’s now a history-strewn landscape of souks and temples. On today’s agenda? The temples of Karnak and Luxor. Your Instagram never looked so good! (B)

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DAY 25 LUXOR TO CAIRO VIA OVERNIGHT COACH. Up next: the Valley of the Kings. You’ve never seen anything like this. Take it all in before we pull an overnighter back to Cairo. (B)

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

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

DAY 26 CAIRO. It’s all about the Pyramids of Giza today. Well – that, and the Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum. What a day! (B)

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DAY 27 CAIRO. Say goodbye to the crew – we’re outta here after breakfast. We won’t blame you if you wanna stick around, though... (B) This is a sector of the 49 Day Mega European SECTOR - Egypt trip. See p.68 or visit our website.

++ 26 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 11 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hotel upgrades, 8 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 2 nights aboard an overnight coach, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi (transport varies in Egypt) ++ English Channel crossing ++ One-way flight from Athens to Cairo and airport arrival transfer ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

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@TRAVELDIARIESOFADAISY - SWISS ALPS

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FELUCCA RIDE

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Visit a traditional perfumery on the French Riviera ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ Felucca ride on the Nile ++ See the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau (entrance fees not included) ++ Visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak (entrance fees not included) ++ Visit the historic Valley of the Kings (entrance fees not included)

27 DAYS FROM

5999

$

AUD PER PERSON

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

@KN1CK1- BARCELONA,SPAIN

@KAITLYNCASSO - ROME, ITALY

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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

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86

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WI-FI

GIANNA:

EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE WAS INCREDIBLE.

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Welcome to Paris! To kick things off, we’ll show you the sights on a driving tour. Then: watch the city sparkle as we tuck into a picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D)

DAY 2 PARIS. Spend the day hunting down macarons, or hop on an optional bike tour. Tonight: any takers for cabaret? If you’re keen, we’ll get it locked in for you. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Next stop: Bordeaux, where vineyards stretch for miles and cheese is king. (B,L)

TOPDECKER

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Spin the compass and let us take you along the vibrant path from London to some of the most popular regions in Europe. We’re talking culture, history and food (and lots of it) as we wander through France, Spain, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Lucky you! It’s going to be an incredible adventure. Jump on and get excited…

DAY 4 BORDEAUX. Another day, another delicious drop. Fact: Bordeaux is home to over 9,000 wine producers. How many grapes can your squeeze into one day? (B) DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN. Ready to learn the A to Z of vino? Good, ‘cos there’s an included tasting on the cards today! Then: off to San Sebastián for more tapas than you can handle. (B,D) DAY 6 SAN SEBASTIÁN. Did someone say beach day? Hit up the old town before you catch some rays. (B)

LONDON

SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

2

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

1

Luxembourg City LUXEMBOURG

2 Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

Loire Valley

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San Sebastián

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Verona

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Florence ITALY

SPAIN

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Zaragoza

2 Barcelona

Rome

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2 Madrid 1 Valencia DAY 7 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO MADRID. Amazing art? Check! Mouth-watering food? Check! Awesome nightlife? You bet that’s a check. Get stuck into Madrid today. (B,D) DAY 8 MADRID. Pro tip: don’t miss a visit to the Chocolatería San Ginés. They’ve been serving yummy chocolate churros here since 1894. (B) DAY 9 MADRID TO VALENCIA. Some argue Valencia is THE home of paella – but let’s leave that one for the Spaniards to battle out, shall we? (B) DAY 10 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Say hey to Barcelona! Time to embrace it all – from flamenco and food markets to quirky bars. (B,D) DAY 11 BARCELONA. You’ve got a free day today, so get out there and tick off some of the best Barcelona has to offer. Park Güell, the Sagrada Família, Montjuïc... they’re all here! (B)

DAY 12 BARCELONA TO MARSEILLE. France, we meet again! This time we’re shining the spotlight on Marseille. (B) DAY 13 MARSEILLE. If you like your sailing, head down to the Vieux Port – there’s yachts for days here! Then: grab your BFFs and watch the sunset. (B) DAY 14 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE. Time to roll on to Florence, aka the home of the world’s best gelato. (B,D) DAY 15 FLORENCE. Today’s must-dos? Say ciao to cheeky David, check out the Duomo and walk along the Ponte Vecchio. (B) DAY 16 FLORENCE TO ROME. You’ve made it to Rome! Get pumped for the ultimate walking tour. (B,D)


HOSTEL PLUS

87

TRIP CODE: EESCLL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

MADRID, SPAIN

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Bordeaux winery experience

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 24 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights in hotel upgrades, 18 nights in hostels, 2 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

- INCLUDED -



BORDEAUX

WINERY EXPERIENCE

OPTIONAL EXTRAS Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

++ ++ ++ ++

Food tour of Madrid Flamenco show in Barcelona Gondola ride in Venice Scenic excursion to Jungfrau (‘The Top of Europe’)

178

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

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

@PAIGEASHLEIGH97 - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

DAY 18 ROME TO VENICE. Venice, you beautiful thing. Yep, it really is as gorgeous as it looks on Instagram! (B,D) DAY 19 VENICE. Wander through St Mark’s Square and cross the Rialto Bridge in search of the best pizza Venice has to offer. Also today: a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal. (B,D) DAY 20 VENICE TO SWISS ALPS. Expect plenty of fresh air and jaw-dropping scenery today as we roll into the Swiss Alps. (B,L,D)

DAY 21 SWISS ALPS. Don’t miss today’s optional ride along the Jungfraubahn railway. Incredible panoramic views await! (B,L) DAY 22 SWISS ALPS TO LUXEMBOURG CITY. Luxembourg, we’re coming for you! The UNESCOlisted Old Town is well worth a look... (B)

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DAY 23 LUXEMBOURG CITY TO AMSTERDAM. Hey, Amsterdam! Grab some fries and mayo and hit the streets like a local.(B) DAY 24 AMSTERDAM. Quick, tick off everything you didn’t get to do yesterday! Tonight, there’s a farewell dinner cruise to look forward to. (B,D) DAY 25 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Today we love you and leave you. Too soon for the next adventure? (B)

TOPDECKER

DAY 17 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. This morning: hop on an optional tour of the Vatican and crane your neck at the Sistine Chapel’s famous ceiling. (B)

FINISH

2

25 DAYS FROM

4429

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

ITALIAN PIZZA

@LEXHENDRY - SWISS ALPS

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


24 D A Y | S P I R I T O F E U R O P E

HOSTEL PLUS

88

LONDON

LONDON

37

MEALS

12

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

 BENJAMIN:

BEST TRIP LEADER. COULD NOT FAULT ANYTHING. 10/10.

PARIS, FRANCE

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

From the canals of Venice and the coastlines of the French Riviera to the bars of Budapest and the cobblestones of Prague, your holiday dreams will be well and truly made on this trip of a lifetime. DAYS 1-2 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Fuel up at a picnic by the Eiffel Tower as we kick off our trip in none other than Paris. Tomorrow, the city is yours. What’s it gonna be – optional bike tour, optional river cruise or optional cabaret show? Decisions, decisions! (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. Next stop: the Swiss Alps! Jump on Europe’s most awesome train ride to the top of Jungfrau mountain and get ready to say ‘wow’, like 100 times. Did we mention this place is the home of fondue? Get your forks at the ready and prepare to dunk! (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA. Say hello to the French Riviera – aka the swankiest stretch of coastal gorgeousness you ever did see! Keep an eye out for celebrities while you’re here... (B,L)

TOPDECKER

DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. The casinos of Monaco are calling! Time to dress to impress, cross those fingers and toes, and put it all on black. Or red. Or maybe just watch! (B) DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE. Practise your finest poses – we’ll be stopping off to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa on our way to Florence. Then: prepare for a slap-up meal that’ll make you feel things. Amazing things. Florence, we love you and your carb-loading ways. (B,D) DAYS 8-9 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Rome’s next! Get ready to take on the likes of the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum and the

Trevi Fountain on an all-encompassing walking tour. Oh! And don’t miss the chance to visit the Vatican. Sistine Chapel = 100% bucket list material. (B) (B,D)

DAYS 10-11 ROME TO VENICE. First up: a quick stop in Verona, where Romeo met Juliet. After checking out the famous balcony, we’ll make tracks to dreamy Venice. Hop on a vaporetto and take on the canals before we show you around St Mark’s Square, the Rialto Bridge and the Doge’s Palace. (B,D) (B,D)

DAYS 12-13 VENICE TO VIENNA. Oh hey there, Vienna! The Opera House, St Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Palace are waiting, so get out there and explore. Did we mention that the strudel was born here? (B,L) (B) DAYS 14-15 VIENNA TO BUDAPEST VIA BRATISLAVA. There’s just enough time for a wander through Bratislava before we move on to Budapest. Think: hot springs, ruin bars and hipsters. Lots of hipsters. Grab a local beer and blend in! (B) (B)


HOSTEL PLUS

89

TRIP CODE: EECELL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@MARYLYNDV - ROME, ITALY

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

- INCLUDED -

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

@CZERINA_A

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

CRUISE IN AMSTERDAM @alexs_adventures7 - Berlin, Germany

175

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

DAYS 16-17 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW. Did you know that Kraków is home to Europe’s largest Old Town square? You do now! Spend some time soaking up the city’s history at Wawel Castle and the Cloth Hall, then make like a dumpling and tuck into alllll the pierogi. (B) (B)

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

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

DAYS 18-19 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE. First: a sobering visit to former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau. Then, it’s all about Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and the Old Town. Want more? Head to the John Lennon wall and add a splash of colour to your Insta story. (B,D) (B)

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

DAYS 20-21 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. We’ll make a quick pit stop in Dresden before getting a wriggle on to Berlin. We’ll introduce you to the likes of Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate before leaving you to your own devices. Pssst – the nightlife here is famous for a reason. (B,D) (B) DAYS 22-23 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Awww yeah – Amsterdam is next on the list! Hop on an optional bike tour, eat all of the stroopwafels, then go exploring. Whatever you do, make sure you squeeze everything in before the grand finale: a dinner cruise along the canal. (B) (B,D) DAY 24 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Bye, Amsterdam! That’s all for now... (B)

++ Tickets to the Sound of Vienna Orchestra (dinner included) ++ Third Reich walking tour of Berlin

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25

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9

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@LAURA.BATTLE - MONACO

TOPDECKER



CANAL DINNER

24 DAYS FROM

4199

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

PRETZEL, GERMANY

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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HOSTEL PLUS

90

BERLIN

BERLIN

35

MEALS

8

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EERSFS

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Visit the State Hermitage Museum Guided tour of the Moscow Metro Guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin Local Russian guide while in Russia Visit the Hill of Crosses

TALLINN, ESTONIA

 EMILIE:

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE TOUR! SO MANY INTERESTING PLACES, SO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS TO SEE.

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 22 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 12 nights in hotel upgrades, 9 nights in hostels, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Tickets to a famous Russian ballet ++ Guided tour of the Kremlin Armoury

196

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@CLEARLYTASH - WARSAW, POLAND

YOUR ROUTE

@JOSHUA_V_E - TOPDECK GROUP, AMSTERDAM

1 STOP & STAY

FINISH

LATVIA

12

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3

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8

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22

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14

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DENMARK

1 Novgorod

ESTONIA

Riga

Copenhagen

RUSSIA

Tallinn

SWEDEN

FINISH

St Petersburg

1

Stockholm

S TA R T

2020

1

2

START MEET AT 5PM IN BERLIN FINISH APPROX 9AM IN BERLIN S TA R T

overnight ferry

DAY STOP

2

1

2 1

Velikiye Luki Vilnius

Moscow

LITHUANIA

2 1

2

START/FINISH

Berlin

GERMANY

Warsaw

POLAND

G= Guaranteed Departure

TOPDECKER

Copenhagen, Stockholm, St Petersburg, Moscow… we’re coming for you! Do Europe differently on this trip through Scandinavia and Russia, with loads of experiences packed in for good measure. DAYS 1-2 BERLIN. Meet the gang and explore the history and amazing nightlife of Berlin before we head north. (D) (B)

DAY 16 MOSCOW TO VELIKIYE LUKI. Leave Moscow for an overnight stay in the town of Velikiye Luki. (B,D)

DAYS 3-4 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN. Snack on pastries as we move on to super cool Copenhagen. (B,L,D) (B)

DAYS 17-18 VELIKIYE LUKI TO RIGA. Cross the border into Latvia and head to Riga. There’s lots of art and culture to get involved with here! (B,D) (B)

DAYS 5-6 COPENHAGEN TO STOCKHOLM. Castles and cobblestone streets meet swanky nightlife and incredibly fashionable people. (B,L,D) (B)

DAY 19 RIGA TO VILNIUS. On to Vilnius to check out the world’s only statue of Frank Zappa. (B)

DAYS 7-8 STOCKHOLM TO TALLINN VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Hop on the overnight ferry and land in one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world.

DAYS 20-21 VILNIUS TO WARSAW. South to Warsaw. Plenty of free time to explore the Old Jewish Quarter, Pawiak Prison and those well-kept secrets you saw on Buzzfeed. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 9-11 TALLINN TO ST PETERSBURG. On to Russia’s old capital to check out the ancient art treasures at the Hermitage Museum. (B,L,D) (B) (B)

DAY 22 WARSAW TO BERLIN. Go full circle today as we head back to Berlin. Practise your German over dinner tonight and add everyone on Facebook. Quick! (B,D)

(B) (B)

23 DAYS FROM

4569

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAY 12 ST PETERSBURG TO NOVGOROD. Spend the night in World Heritage-listed Novgorod. Dinner’s on us this evening! (B,D) DAYS 13-15 NOVGOROD TO MOSCOW. Our local guide in Moscow will show you what this place is all about today. (B,D) (B) (B)

DAY 23 BERLIN. Keep travelling or stick around for some currywurst. It’s your call. (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.72 or visit our website.


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MOSCOW

4

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

HOSTEL PLUS

OSLO

91

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EERSOM

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@MARIANNELAMPON - TROLLS' PATH CROSSING, NORWAY

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

@CLEARLYTASH - MOSCOW, RUSSIA

++ 22 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L), 15 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hotel upgrades, 6 nights in hostels, 7 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef ++ All ferry crossings

1 Skibotn 1 Tysfjord Svartisen Glacier

Cruise the majestic Geirangerfjord Visit the Arctic Circle Do a ‘polar plunge’ in an Arctic river Visit a wood-fired sauna in Skibotn Local Russian guide while in Russia Visit the State Hermitage Museum Guided tour of the Moscow Metro Guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

2 Olderfjord

1 Rovaniemi

1 Bjerka

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

FINLAND

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

1 Steinkjer

++ Bobsled in Åndalsnes ++ Visit Svartisen, Norway’s second largest glacier

Trondheim/Hell

2 Åndalsnes Geirangerfjord

1

Jyväskylä

2 START

Oslo

NORWAY

Helsinki

1

RUSSIA

2

Tallinn

ESTONIA

1

206

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

St Petersburg

Lillehammer

Novgorod

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 6PM IN OSLO FINISH APPROX 9AM IN MOSCOW FINISH

Moscow

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

Enter a world where classic European capitals meet stunning natural landscapes. From the Arctic Circle to Moscow, St Petersburg and more, this lineup is pretty special if we do say so ourselves. DAYS 1-2 OSLO. We’ll kick things off with a group dinner in Oslo. Tomorrow: hit up not one, not two, but THREE museums. (D) (B,L)

DAY 11 OLDERFJORD TO ROVANIEMI. Sing ‘Jingle Bells’ as we make our way to the home of Santa Claus. (B,L,D)

DAYS 3-4 OSLO TO ÅNDALSNES. First: a stop at Lillehammer. Then: Åndalsnes and the majestic Geirangerfjord. Grab yourself a window seat as we wind our way around some of Europe’s most scenic roads en route to the famous Trolls’ Path Crossing. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

DAY 12 ROVANIEMI TO JYVÄSKYLÄ. Next up: Jyväskylä, a city set in the heart of the Finnish Lakeland. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 ÅNDALSNES TO STEINKJER. Chase the sun to Trondheim, the religious capital of Norway. After that, we’re off to Steinkjer for the night. (B,L,D)

DAYS 14-15 HELSINKI TO TALLINN. More fairytale magic as we hop across to Tallinn. (B,D) (B)

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DAY 7 BJERKA TO TYSFJORD. Today there’s a chance to check out the Svartisen glacier (weather dependent). (B,L,D) DAY 8 TYSFJORD TO SKIBOTN. We’re off to Skibotn, where the Polar Plunge awaits! (B,L,D) DAYS 9-10 SKIBOTN TO OLDERFJORD. Onwards to Olderfjord! On our first night here there’s the option to witness the Midnight Sun. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

12

JUL

3

G= Guaranteed Departure

DAY 13 JYVÄSKYLÄ TO HELSINKI. A short trip south to the quirky Finnish capital, Helsinki. (B,L)

DAYS 16-18 TALLINN TO ST PETERSBURG. Next: St Petersburg. A local guide will give us the lowdown on Russia’s former capital. (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAY 19 ST PETERSBURG TO NOVGOROD. Off to the World Heritage-listed city of Novgorod. (B,D) DAYS 20-23 NOVGOROD TO MOSCOW. Our final stop is Moscow, where we’ve got guided tours of the Kremlin and the super fancy Metro all lined up. (B,D) (B) (B) (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.72 or visit our website.

TOPDECKER

DAY 6 STEINKJER TO BJERKA. Today we drive to Bjerka. Look forward to more greenery than you can poke a pine tree at. (B,L,D)

FINISH

10

2020

23 DAYS FROM

4719

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


22 D A Y | T I M E L E S S T R A I L

HOSTEL PLUS

92

LONDON

ATHENS

35

MEALS

7

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EEEDLA

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Party in Mykonos ++ Visit the Pont du Gard

SPANISH PAELLA

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 21 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotel upgrades, 9 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 3 nights in canvas cabins, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

START

@CAITLIN.BROOK - PARIS, FRANCE

London

ENGLAND

Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Skydiving in the Swiss Alps ++ Gondola ride in Venice

Avignon Pont du Gard

1

194

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

2 Barcelona SPAIN

2 Venice ITALY

French Riviera

$

Verona

MONACO

2

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

2

Pisa

1 Florence

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

1 overnight ferry FINISH

Athens

GREECE

1 1

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

Mykonos S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

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6

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29

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20

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G

13

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3

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20

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10

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27

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24

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14

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17

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8

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24

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15

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JUL

22

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5

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26

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8

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29

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5

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22

JUL

12

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26

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2

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9

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26

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16

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2

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23

SEP

9

SEP

30

SEP

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

G G G G G G

From revolutionary Paris to the Renaissance beauty of Florence and the ‘Eternal City’ of Rome, over 2,000 years of history will burst to life as we Topdeck our way across Europe on the Timeless Trail. Ready? DAYS 1-3 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Kick things off with a driving tour of Paris and a picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) (B) (B) DAY 4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. Up next: the Swiss Alps and the fairytale village of Lauterbrunnen. The views? OMG. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS. Why not try an optional skydive or helicopter ride over the mountains? (B,L,D)

TOPDECKER

DAY 6 SWISS ALPS TO AVIGNON. On to the medieval walled city of Avignon. (B,L) DAY 7 AVIGNON TO BARCELONA. First stop: the famous Roman aqueduct, Pont du Gard. Then: the one and only Barcelona awaits! (B,D)

22 DAYS FROM

4249

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAY 8 BARCELONA. Visit Park Güell to see some Gaudí architecture, head over to the Nou Camp and try to spot Messi, or just eat as much tapas as you can. (B) DAYS 9-10 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Explore the Riviera, kick back at the beach and go celebrity spotting before we hit the casinos of Monte Carlo. (B) (B) DAYS 11-12 FRENCH RIVIERA TO VENICE. We’ll make a quick stop in Verona before we cruise down

to Venice. Prepare to see the city in style: aboard a vaporetto on the Grand Canal. (B,D) (B,D)

DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Get THAT shot in Pisa before we eat our way through Florence. Think: carbs, carbs and more carbs. (B,L,D) DAYS 14-15 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. On to Rome! We’ll step out on an epic walking tour before we set you free to do your own thing. (B,D) (B) DAYS 16-17 ROME TO ATHENS VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Onwards to Athens, the birthplace of gyros and democracy. (B) (B,D) DAYS 18-20 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Spend three nights on what could be Greece’s most famous island. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 21 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. Back to Athens today. Mykonos, we’ll miss you! (B) DAY 22 ATHENS. Our trip ends after breakfast. (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. See p.70 or visit our website.


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

TALLINN 51

6

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI



HOSTEL PLUS

BERLIN

93

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EERSGT

ANNA:

UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY. EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING.

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@NICK93TRAVELS_ - ARCTIC CIRCLE, NORWAY

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

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

Welcome dinner in Berlin Cruise the majestic Geirangerfjord Visit the Arctic Circle Do a ‘polar plunge’ in an Arctic river Visit a wood-fired sauna in Skibotn Visit the Santa Claus Village

DAY STOP

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS 2

Olderfjord

1 Skibotn 1 Tysfjord Svartisen Glacier

1 Bjerka

1

Rovaniemi

Trondheim/Hell

Jyväskylä

1

GEIRANGERFJORD, NORWAY

Helsinki

FINLAND

Lillehammer

1

2

1

Oslo

Stockholm

NORWAY

SWEDEN

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Bobsled in Åndalsnes ++ Visit Svartisen, Norway’s second largest glacier

1 Steinkjer 2 Åndalsnes

++ 21 breakfasts (B), 15 lunches (L), 15 dinners (D) ++ 1 night in a hotel upgrade, 13 nights in hostels, 7 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ All ferry crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

FINISH

Tallinn

DENMARK

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 5PM IN BERLIN FINISH APPROX 9AM IN TALLINN S TA R T

START

Berlin

GERMANY

After meeting in Berlin, we’ll take you north through the jaw-dropping landscapes of fjords, glaciers, forests, lakes and mountains of Scandinavia. Come see for yourself why this place is so awesome!

DAYS 5-7 COPENHAGEN TO STOCKHOLM. Past Hamlet’s Castle and on to Sweden’s stylish capital. (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAYS 8-9 STOCKHOLM TO OSLO. On to Norway, the only country in the world to award a knighthood to a penguin. (B,L,D) (B,L) DAYS 10-11 OSLO TO ÅNDALSNES. We’ll make a quick stop in Lillehammer before heading to Åndalsnes and the epic Geirangerfjord. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 12 ÅNDALSNES TO STEINKJER. Repent your sins – our next stop is Hell. Yes, really! Then: off to Steinkjer. (B,L,D) DAY 13 STEINKJER TO BJERKA. Another day, another set of Snapchat-worthy scenery. Next up: Bjerka. (B,L,D)

S TA R T

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3

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24

MAY

G

12

JUL

2

AUG

G

17

MAY

7

JUN

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19

JUL

9

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31

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26

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9

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30

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28

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19

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13

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26

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DAY 14 BJERKA TO TYSFJORD. We’re heading to Tysfjord for the night. (B,L,D) DAY 15 TYSFJORD TO SKIBOTN. Today we cross into the Arctic Circle. Polar ice baths and wood-fired saunas build character! (B,L,D) DAYS 16-17 SKIBOTN TO OLDERFJORD. Reindeer, moose and an optional viewing of the midnight sun ahead! (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 18 OLDERFJORD TO ROVANIEMI. Sing ‘Jingle Bells’ as we make our way to the home of Santa Claus. (B,L,D) DAY 19 ROVANIEMI TO JYVÄSKYLÄ. Next up: Jyväskylä. Come find out why they call it the Athens of Finland. (B,L,D) DAY 20 JYVÄSKYLÄ TO HELSINKI. Check out the highlights of Finland’s capital. (B,L) DAY 21 HELSINKI TO TALLINN. Today we’ll hop on a ferry to the fairytale capital of Estonia. (B,D) DAY 22 TALLINN. Our trip finishes after breakfast.

(B)

TOPDECKER

DAYS 3-4 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN. On to the home of anarchy, doughy goodness and The Little Mermaid. (B,L,D) (B)

FINISH 2020

2

DAYS 1-2 BERLIN. Start off your journey in the city that pioneered the doner kebab. Also: the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall and an insight into Berlin’s wartime history. (D) (B)

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

ESTONIA

2 Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

202

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

22 DAYS FROM

4439

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.72 or visit our website.

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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HOSTEL PLUS

94

LONDON

On this laid-back adventure, you’ll have plenty of time to soak up the sights – from bustling London to romantic Paris, the Swiss Alps, Rome, Munich and more. Let’s go! DAYS 1-2 LONDON. You’re in London, baby! Practise your finest cockney accent and say hello to your new ‘china plates’ (that’s ‘mates’ to you and me). We’ll kick things off with a walking tour of the capital’s mustsees – stopping off at some jolly marvellous eateries along the way. On day two, there’s a hop-on-hop-off sightseeing expedish to look forward to. How simply spiffing! (D) (B)

LONDON

34

MEALS

7

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

DAYS 3-5 LONDON TO PARIS. Bonjour, Paris! Who’s up for a driving tour AND a gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower? On your two free days in the City of Love, you can please yourself – browse through bookshops in Le Marais, sip on espresso in a chic café, or hit the Champs-Élysées. If you’re in the mood for an optional cabaret show, bike tour or river cruise, let us know – we’ll sort it. (B,D) (B) (B)

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Swiss Alps

TOPDECKER

DAYS 8-10 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE. Florence has more storylines than Marvel, more culture than a Melbourne barista, and it gave the world gelato. Get schooled on the Medici family and stroll the Ponte Vecchio (the only bridge not bombed in WWII) on an in-depth tour with a local guide. Then, the city is yours to roam as you please. Also: an optional wine tasting on day nine. Saluti! (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAYS 11-13 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Prepare for the walking tour to end all walking tours! Pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit the mighty Colosseum, where gladiators once risked life and limb. Want more? How about an optional tour of the Vatican? Sistine Chapel = 100% bucket list material. (B,D) (B) (B)

2

SWITZERLAND

2 Venice

DAYS 6-7 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. Out of the land of brie and on to the land of fondue! Brace yourselves, because the Swiss Alps pack enough amazing scenery to leave you permanently slack-jawed. On day two, we’ve got optionals to knock your socks off – choose from skydiving, a helicopter ride or a jaunt to the top of the Jungfrau mountain. Just wow. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

Cologne

Florence ITALY

Rome VATICAN CITY

DAYS 14-15 ROME TO VENICE. You know it as the floating city, but Venice is actually sinking (slowly). Check out a who’s who of Venice’s usual suspects (including St Mark’s Square and Accademia Bridge) on a guided walking tour, then jump on a vaporetto and explore the Grand Canal. (B,D) (B,D) DAYS 16-17 VENICE TO MUNICH. Onwards to Munich, the city where beer is officially considered a food. Slide on your lederhosen and get ready for a royal Happy Hour experience at the 429-year-old Hofbräuhaus (the recipes here were passed down from Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria). Anyone for an optional segway tour on day two? That’ll be a yes. (B,L) (B)

DAY 18 MUNICH TO COLOGNE. Ready to go Gothic? Cologne’s got the goods. Take a look around on a

walking tour, then climb the 509 spiralling stone steps for 360-degree views at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kölner Dom. There are also over 30 museums to check out – and one of them is dedicated to chocolate. Just sayin’! (B)

DAYS 19-21 COLOGNE TO AMSTERDAM. Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe! Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then go check out Dam Square, the Royal Palace and the National Monument. Then: explore all that city has to offer. Optional bike tour, anyone? On our last day in the ‘Dam, there’s a farewell canal dinner cruise to get emosh over, too. (B) (B) (B,D) DAY 22 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Stock up on gouda – it’s back to London today. You’ve got one more coach ride with the crew before we vamoose, so swap those numbers! (B)


HOSTEL PLUS

95

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ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@BECSOUTHGATE - SWISS ALPS

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

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

Walking and food tour of London Hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour of London Driving tour of Paris Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower Local guide in Florence Vaporetto ride in Venice Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

- INCLUDED -

++ 21 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) ++ 11 nights in hostels, 10 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

@ASIA_G - LONDON, UK

WALKING AND



FOOD TOUR

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

OF LONDON

++ Helicopter ride in the Swiss Alps ++ Wine tasting in Florence ++ Gondola ride in Venice @carolyn.travels Rome, Italy

187

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 2PM IN LONDON FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

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@CZERINA_A - PARIS, FRANCE

22 DAYS FROM

4099

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

@RACHAELJARMAN - VENICE, ITALY

YESHHH.C - LONDON, ENGLAND

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BARCELONA

BARCELONA

30

MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EESPBB

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++

Guided tour of Fes and Volubilis Visit the Valley of the Fallen Walking tour of Lisbon Port tasting at a winery in Porto

@EM_ROSSER - FES, MOROCCO

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

20 breakfasts (B), 10 dinners (D) 4 nights in hotel upgrades, 16 nights in hostels Strait of Gibraltar ferry crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

@STARATKINSON - BARCELONA, SPAIN

San Sebastián

2

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Cava Caves tour ++ Flamenco show in Seville

167

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Get lost in buzzing cities, vibrant cultures, delicious food and epic landscapes on this trip with oh-so-much flavour. Come with us as we explore the best Spain, Morocco and Portugal have to offer! DAY 1 BARCELONA. Tick off your must-do items: the Columbus Monument, the Sagrada Família and Las Ramblas. (D) DAY 2 BARCELONA TO VALENCIA. After an optional stop at the Cava Caves, it’s on to Valencia. (B,D) DAY 3 VALENCIA. This place is famous for paella. Need we say more? (B) DAYS 4-5 VALENCIA TO GRANADA. Today we head to Granada – the last Moorish city in Spain to fall to the Christians. (B) (B)

TOPDECKER

START/FINISH

1 Barcelona

2 Lisbon Seville

START MEET AT 2PM IN BARCELONA FINISH APPROX 9AM IN BARCELONA

1

2

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

S TA R T

Zaragoza

Porto

DAY 6 GRANADA TO CHEFCHAOUEN. Next up: the ‘blue city’ of Chefchaouen. (B)

21 DAYS FROM

3499

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DAY 7 CHEFCHAOUEN TO FES. Spend the day checking out the ruins of Volubilis. (B,D) DAY 8 FES. A local guide will show you around before we let you loose to find the best markets and foodie stops. (B) DAY 9 FES TO ASILAH. Say hello to the whitewashed wonder that is the seaside town of Asilah. (B,D) DAY 10 ASILAH TO SEVILLE. Out of Africa and on to the capital of Andalusia. (B)

DAY 11 SEVILLE. Flamenco, tapas, good times... Seville’s got it all. (B,D) DAY 12 SEVILLE TO LISBON. Today: the Jeronimos Monastery and the Belem Tower. (B,D) DAY 13 LISBON. Don’t miss the elevator in Santa Justa! (B) DAY 14 LISBON TO PORTO. A quick stop in Sintra, then we hit the wine cellars of Porto. (B,D) DAY 15 PORTO. Think: medieval streets, quirky alleyways and a fairytale port. (B) DAY 16 PORTO TO MADRID. On to the old stomping ground of Picasso, Dalí and Miró. (B,D) DAY 17 MADRID. Check out the Royal Palace or just kick back and relax in the botanical gardens. (B) DAY 18 MADRID TO SAN SEBASTIÁN. First: a stop at Segovia. Then: on to San Sebastián. (B) DAY 19 SAN SEBASTIÁN. Try surfing or just chill on the beach. (B,D) DAY 20 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO BARCELONA. Today we return to Barcelona. (B,D) DAY 21 BARCELONA. Should you stay or should you go? Your call, but we’re outta here after breakfast. (B)


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11

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ATHENS

97

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TRIP CODE EEEDAL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++

@CMATHISON24 - VIENNA, AUSTRIA

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

DAY STOP

++ 20 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in hotel upgrades, 9 nights in hostels, 3 nights in canvas cabins ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

@DAISY_WR - DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

2

Berlin

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

London

2

Dresden

GERMANY

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

2 Prague

ENGLAND

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen

++ Local beer tasting in Prague ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik

1 Vienna

2 Budapest

AUSTRIA

HUNGARY

1 Belgrade SERBIA

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Sarajevo

Dubrovnik CROATIA

2

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1

START

Athens

GREECE

1 1

Mykonos

Join us as we travel from the ancient Olympic city of Athens to modern-day London – taking in buzzing cities, stunning scenery and incredible food along the way. This trip is gold-medal standard! DAYS 2-4 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. You’ve got three nights to explore one of Europe’s most happening islands: Mykonos. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 5 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. This show is back on the road! We’re headed to the ancient city of Athena. The ruins here are something else. (B) DAY 6 ATHENS TO METEORA. Today we head north to Meteora, where we’ll visit a complex of clifftop monasteries. (B,D) DAY 7 METEORA TO TIRANA. To Tirana – a vibrant rainbow city once cut off from the Western world. (B,D) DAYS 8-9 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK VIA BUDVA. It’s onwards to Montenegro, then across the border to Dubrovnik. Have your cameras ready! (B,D) (B) DAY 10 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO. Visit a city that’s heroically rebuilding itself following its recent tragic past. (B,D) DAY 11 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE. On to Belgrade, where the nightlife is totally underrated. (B)

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 6PM IN ATHENS FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM)

ALBANIA

Meteora

DAY 1 ATHENS. First things first: kick off your trip with an included big, fat Greek dinner. (D)

178

$

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DAY 14 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA. On to charming Vienna: the home of opera, great coffee and apple strudel. (B) DAYS 15-16 VIENNA TO PRAGUE. First: experience a sombre visit to Mauthausen. Then: arrive in Prague, where a tour of the neighbourhood awaits. (B,D) (B) DAYS 17-18 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. We’ll make a stop in Dresden before we head to uber-cool Berlin. (B,D) (B) DAYS 19-20 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Next up is Amsterdam, famous for its canals, bicycles and cheese. Get ready for a farewell dinner cruise. (B) (B,D) DAY 21 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Back to London today. Time to swap those numbers! (B)

TOPDECKER

FINISH

Local guide in Dubrovnik Party in Mykonos Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

21 DAYS FROM

3719

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AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. See p.70 or visit our website.

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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98

LONDON

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9

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

 ANDREW:

TOPDECK WERE AMAZING! SO GLAD THAT I DECIDED TO GO ON THIS EPIC ADVENTURE.

Glide through Venetian canals, whizz down the Swiss Alps, peek over the other side of the Berlin Wall and practice your Jungfrau mountain yodel so that France can hear you. Ready to go? Yeah, you are! DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Pinch yourself – you’re finally here! We’ll show you the bright lights of Paris before rounding off day one with an epic picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Check out the Louvre, the Sacré Coeur and the trendy bars in the Latin Quarter, or hop on an optional bike tour around town. Then: take your pick from an optional river cruise or cabaret show. Today it’s all about you! (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. Time to trade in Parisian streets for snowy peaks. Urban charm ain’t got nothing on Swiss scenery – trust us! When we get to the hostel, tuck into some local food and hit the bar for a drink. Tomorrow, adventure awaits! (B,L,D)

TOPDECKER

LONDON

DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. On the agenda for today: scenic hikes and jaw-dropping views. Wanna take an optional train ride to the Jungfrau Mountain summit? Be our guest! You could even skydive out of a helicopter, if that’s your vibe. What a day! (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA. Onwards to the glamorous French Riviera. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for celebs! (B,L) DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Spend the day at the beach, chill out under the Mediterranean sun or check out the lookout over

@SARAHJASMINELABIB - ROME, ITALY

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP Berlin

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

2

2

START/FINISH

London

Dresden

ENGLAND

GERMANY

2 Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

Mauthausen

Paris

FRANCE

1 Austrian

Swiss Alps

Alps

SWITZERLAND

AUSTRIA

2

2 Venice

Verona ITALY MONACO

Florence

Pisa

2 French Riviera

2

Orvieto Rome

VATICAN CITY

the town. More glitz is coming your way tonight: the Monte Carlo casinos are calling! (B)

pope, the Catholic Church and some incredible views of Rome. (B)

DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE. Take THAT shot of the Leaning Tower of Pisa before we arrive in Florence. Ready to eat, sleep, repeat in the foodie capital of the world? (B,D)

DAY 11 ROME. You’ve got one more day to spend tracking down Rome’s best pizza and pasta. And… GO! (B)

DAY 8 FLORENCE. Say ciao to the world’s most famous nude statue (Michelangelo’s David) then eat to your heart’s content. Did we mention the gelato here is ah-mazing? (B) DAY 9 FLORENCE TO ROME. Today: step back to 753 BC in one of the world’s oldest open-air museums on an in-depth walking tour. Along the way, we’ll tick off the likes of the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Talk about bucket list material! (B,D) DAY 10 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Opt in for a morning trip to the Vatican – the home of the

DAY 12 ROME TO VENICE. Next stop: Verona. Channel Romeo and Juliet at the world’s most famous balcony, then prepare to take on the dreamy canal-lined city of Venice. (B,D) DAY 13 VENICE. Gondolas, canals and 118 bridges... you know what to do! Venice really is that beautiful, and you’ve got all day to explore it your way. (B,D) DAY 14 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS. Grab your cameras – it’s action time! Watch out, Austrian Alps... (B,L,D)


HOSTEL PLUS

99

TRIP CODE: EEFDLL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 20 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 11 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotel upgrades, 13 nights in hostels, 4 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 1 night in an Austrian Gasthof ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

- OPTIONAL @__MADDI23



GONDOLA RIDE IN VENICE

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Guided tour of Vatican City ++ Seine river cruise in Paris

DAY 16 PRAGUE. Hit up Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square on your free day here. Later on, try a local beer, load up on trdelník and soak up some awesome views of the city from the Petřín Lookout Tower. (B)

189

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST: @LAURAA_ANDERSONN - BERLIN, GERMANY

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

IMAGE APPROVAL NEEDED

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

DAY 17 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. We’ll hit up 800-yearold Dresden before heading to hip Berlin for a driving tour. Take notes so that you’ve got a list of awesome things to do on your free day here tomorrow! (B,D)

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DAY 20 AMSTERDAM. Explore the city on an optional bike ride, then prepare to finish off the trip in style: on a farewell dinner cruise. Selfie time! (B,D) DAY 21 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Fill your bags with Tony’s Chocolonely – it’s time to go home. (B)

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@50SHADESKIM - PARIS, FRANCE

TOPDECKER

DAY 15 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE. First up: a sobering visit to former concentration camp Mauthausen. Then: on to Prague we go! Ready to find out why this is one of Europe’s most exciting cities? (B,L,D)

21 DAYS FROM

3949

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

@LARA_LUCKY_SHOTS - DESSERTS, SWITZERLAND

@ALEXANDRA.BLOOMER - FLORENCE, ITALY

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100

LONDON

VENICE

35

MEALS

10

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EESSLV

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Visit a traditional perfumery on the French Riviera ++ 3 nights sailing in Greece ++ Local guides in Florence and Dubrovnik

@GUTHRIE.SHELBY - ZADAR, CROATIA

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 19 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 3 nights in hotel upgrades, 6 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

@THE-JACKIEB - PARIS, FRANCE START

London

ENGLAND

2 Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2

FINISH

Venice

2

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

SLOVENIA

Florence

++ Scenic excursion to Jungfrau (‘The Top of Europe’) ++ Guided tour of Vatican City ++ Gondola ride in Venice

MONACO

2

Pisa

French Riviera

216

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

Postojna Cave

ITALY

Zadar

1

1 CROATIA

Dubrovnik Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

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2

1

Budva

MONTENEGRO

1

overnight ferry

Tirana

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GREECE

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How does the idea of epic mountain ranges, picturesque islands, artistic splendour and the rugged Balkan coastline sound? Amazing? We agree – so come join us and explore the beautiful Adriatic. DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Kick things off with a driving tour and picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. You’ve got a free day to shop and indulge before we experience the razzle dazzle of an optional cabaret show. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. We’re heading into the Swiss Alps. Expect snowy peaks and alllllllll the fondue! (B,L,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Jump on an optional ride to the top of Jungfrau mountain for some incredible views. (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FRENCH RIVIERA. Time to rub shoulders with the rich and famous! (B,L)

$

DAY 6 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Dodge the paparazzi on the promenade before we hit the casinos. (B)

AUD PER PERSON

DAY 7 FRENCH RIVIERA TO FLORENCE. Snap THAT photo at Pisa. Then: Florence. Wave hello to Michelangelo’s David and gorge yourself on gelato. (B,D)

Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAY 8 FLORENCE TO ROME. Tick off all the big guns, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and experience la dolce vita. (B,D)

DAY 9 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Why not visit the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel? (B) DAYS 10–13 ROME TO SAILING IN GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Get ready for endless sunbathing, feasting and swimming. (B) (B,L) (B,L) (B,L,D) DAY 14 SAILING IN GREECE TO TIRANA. Onwards to the rainbow-coloured buildings of Albania. (B,D) DAY 15 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK VIA BUDVA. Today we reach Dubrovnik, the home of underrated wine and epic sunsets. (B,D) DAY 16 DUBROVNIK. Walk along the City Walls, then grab a front row seat for the sunset. (B) DAY 17 DUBROVNIK TO ZADAR. Bye Dubrovnik – we’re moving on to Zadar. (B) DAY 18 ZADAR TO VENICE VIA POSTOJNA CAVE. First: an optional visit to Postojna Cave. Then: on to Venice. (B,D) DAY 19 VENICE. A vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal will make your day magnifico. (B,D) DAY 20 VENICE. After breakfast, it’s goodbye. (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 27 Day Summer Fun & Sailing trip. See p.82 or visit our website.


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LONDON

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11

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WI-FI

DALE:

I HAD AN AMAZING TRIP WITH TOPDECK. I LOVED THE EXPERIENCES I HAD.

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau ++ Driving tours of Vienna and Berlin ++ Visit the Srebrenica Memorial

@EZZIBUNN - DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

DAY STOP

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

2 Copenhagen DENMARK

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

London

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EEMEDL



FINISH

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101

Hamburg

1

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

2 Berlin

2

++ Local beer tasting in Prague ++ Third Reich walking tour of Berlin ++ Dinner cruise on the Danube river in Budapest

ENGLAND

Dresden

GERMANY

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Auschwitz -Birkenau

2

2 Kraków

POLAND

Vienna

AUSTRIA

19 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) 2 nights in hotel upgrades, 17 nights in hostels All ferry crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

1

Bratislava

186

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

SLOVAKIA

2 Budapest

HUNGARY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 6PM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM)

Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

1

1 Belgrade SERBIA Srebrenica

START

Dubrovnik CROATIA

Travel from Dubrovnik to London through the stunning Balkan nations and uncover awesome capitals, spectacular scenery, buzzing nightlife and deliciously varied dishes. Ready to go exploring?

DAY 4 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO. Today it’s out of Dubrovnik and onwards to Sarajevo for a walking tour. (B,D) DAY 5 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE. Dig into Belgrade: the capital of modern-day Serbia. Today we’ll visit the Srebrenica Memorial to pay our respects. (B) DAYS 6-7 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST. Say hello to twin cities Buda and Pest! Don’t miss out on the optional dinner cruise on the river on day seven. (B,D) (B) DAY 8 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA VIA BRATISLAVA. Today we move on to Vienna – but first, we’ll make a pit stop in Bratislava. (B) DAYS 9-10 VIENNA TO KRAKÓW. On to gothic Kraków to devour allllllll of the pierogi. Miraculously untouched by the effects of war, this city boasts some serious Middle Ages swag and a quaint Old Town neighbourhood. (B) (B) DAYS 11-12 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE. Learn more about the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Next: crack on to Prague. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 13-14 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. After a stop in Dresden, we’ll drive you around to see (what’s left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate. Don’t forget to try the currywurst! (B,D) (B)

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DAYS 15-16 BERLIN TO COPENHAGEN. Home to more Nordic cool than you can poke a hipster’s beard at, Copenhagen is sure to impress. (B) (B) DAY 17 COPENHAGEN TO HAMBURG. Next stop: Hamburg, aka the ‘Gateway to the World’. Did you know? This cool city has more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined. (B) DAYS 18-19 HAMBURG TO AMSTERDAM. Welcome to the ‘Dam. Get your clogs on for an orientation tour, then delve deeper with a visit to the Anne Frank House (make sure you book this one in advance). Tonight: finish on a high with a farewell dinner cruise. (B) (B,D) DAY 20 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. One more breakfast, then we’re outta here. (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 49 Day Mega European - Greece trip. See p.66 or visit our website.

TOPDECKER

DAYS 1-3 DUBROVNIK. Meet the group, get acquainted with Dubrovnik’s tiny cobblestoned streets and prepare yourself for the journey ahead. (D) (B) (B)

S TA R T

20 DAYS FROM

3719

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


19 D A Y | E U R O P E A N H O R I Z O N S

HOSTEL PLUS

102

ROME

LONDON

30

MEALS

10

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EESSRL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

3 nights sailing in Greece Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Vaporetto ride in Venice Local guide in Dubrovnik Visit former concentration camp Dachau

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

YOUR ROUTE

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 18 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D) ++ 3 nights in hotel upgrades, 8 nights in hostels, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ English Channel crossing ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

@THE_JACKIEB - VENICE, ITALY

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

2

2

FINISH

London

ENGLAND

Dresden

2 Dachau Munich

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

GERMANY

++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik

1

Venice

2

207

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

Postojna Cave SLOVENIA

@RICARDOPAULO89 - SAILING IN GREECE

Zadar

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

1 CROATIA

START

Rome ITALY

1

Dubrovnik

2

Budva

MONTENEGRO

1 overnight ferry

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@_SARAHLATHAM - BUDVA, MONTENEGRO

Spend your days sailing in sun-soaked Greece, exploring Croatia’s epic coast and falling in love with classic European capitals. This trip won’t just broaden your horizons – it’ll blow them away! DAY 1 ROME. All roads lead to Rome. Dig into a tasty Italian dinner and get to know your trip mates tonight. DAY 2 ROME TO SAILING IN GREECE VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. Today we’ll hop on board an overnight ferry to Greece. Don’t forget the sunscreen! (B) DAYS 3-5 SAILING IN GREECE. Turquoise water. Swimming. Diving off boats. Epic Instagram shots. You could probably get used to this. (B,L) (B,L) (B,L,D)

TOPDECKER

Tirana

ALBANIA

GREECE

25

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1

DAY 6 SAILING IN GREECE TO TIRANA. Stuff one last gyros into your backpack as we leave Greece and head north towards the bright lights of Albania, where a driving tour awaits. (B,D)

19 DAYS FROM

3919

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAYS 7-8 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK VIA BUDVA. We’ll make a quick stop in Montenegro before we cross the border into Dubrovnik. (B,D) (B) DAY 9 DUBROVNIK TO ZADAR. Zadar is next! The Sea Organ is a quirky art installation that sits among Zadar’s eclectic mix of Roman ruins and public art – and it plays music! (B) DAYS 10-11 ZADAR TO VENICE VIA POSTOJNA CAVE. First up: the surreal Postojna Cave. Then,

say ciao to Venice and get pumped for tomorrow’s vaporetto ride. (B,D) (B,D)

DAY 12 VENICE TO MUNICH. Munich is known for two things: beer and BMWs. Put your pedal to the metal at a beer hall tonight. (B,L) DAYS 13-14 MUNICH TO PRAGUE. We’ll stop at the former concentration camp Dachau for a lesson in the resilience of humanity on our way to Prague. (B,D) (B) DAYS 15-16 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. Hello, Berlin! Soak up the cool, artsy and historical vibes before an included dinner. Tomorrow, check out the likes of the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie. (B,D) (B) DAYS 17-18 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Next: Amsterdam, mayo-dipped fries and red lights. On our second day here, there’s a farewell dinner cruise to get emosh over. (B) (B,D) DAY 19 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON, ENGLAND. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning – it’s time to head back to London. (B)

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 27 Day Summer Fun & Sailing trip. See p.82 or visit our website.


17 D A Y | T H E C O A S TA L R O A M 23

ROME

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

HOSTEL PLUS

LONDON

103

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EESCLR

WOULD “ FUN! RECOMMEND  TAMARA:

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

AND DO IT AGAIN.

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Bordeaux winery experience

MADRID, SPAIN

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

DAY STOP

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

START

London

16 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 6 dinners (D) 4 nights in hotel upgrades, 12 nights in hostels English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

ENGLAND

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona ++ Guided tour of Vatican City

2 Paris

FRANCE

San Sebastián

2 Bordeaux

SPAIN

Florence Pisa

2

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 12PM IN ROME

Marseille

Zaragoza

FINISH

2 Barcelona

Rome

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

ITALY

2

2

182

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

Loire Valley

1

VATICAN CITY

2 Madrid 1 Valencia

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G= Guaranteed Departure

Journey from London to Rome and discover the heart of Europe for yourself – ticking off some epic masterpieces, awesome beaches and amazing cuisine along the way. Ready to roam? DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Spot French poodles on an epic driving tour then feast on a gourmet picnic under the Eiffel Tower. (D)

DAY 10 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Time to say hola to Barcelona! Tonight, there’s an optional flamenco show on the cards. (B,D)

DAY 2 PARIS. Optional extras? Hop on a bike tour, get cruise-y on the Seine or go all-out ooh là là with a cabaret show. (B)

DAY 11 BARCELONA. Rumble along Las Ramblas, sample some tapas, then hit the bars. (B)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX. How many grapes can you squeeze into your free day in Bordeaux? (B) DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN. First up: an included vino tasting session (fancy). Later, we’ll move on to San Sebastián. (B,D) DAY 6 SAN SEBASTIÁN. Yay – another free day! Soak up the beachy vibes and eat all the pintxos. (B) DAY 7 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO MADRID. Today we head inland to Spain’s capital – home to some big ol’ masterpieces AND Real Madrid FC. (B,D) DAY 8 MADRID. Madrid is all yours for the day. Tonight, get out there and discover the city’s famous nightlife. (B) DAY 9 MADRID TO VALENCIA. Today we roll on over to Valencia, where a walking tour awaits. (B)

DAY 12 BARCELONA TO MARSEILLE. France, we meet again. Today we shake hands with one of the most visited cities in the country. (B) DAY 13 MARSEILLE. Continue that foodie mission (and practise your French pronunciation) with a serving of bouillabaisse. (B) DAY 14 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE. Florence, here we come! Welcome to a land of pizza, pasta and gelato. (B,D) DAY 15 FLORENCE. Keep an eye out for the essentials on a walking tour. Then: take a peek at that naked dude, David. *Eyes emoji* (B) DAY 16 FLORENCE TO ROME. Check off the Leaning Tower of Pisa before we say hey to Rome. Ready for the walking tour to end all walking tours? (B,D) DAY 17 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Sip one last shot of espresso before we say goodbye. (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 25 Day Summer Compass trip. See p.86 or visit our website.

TOPDECKER

DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Next stop, Bordeaux! This place sure knows the A to Z of a fine drop. (B,L)

17 DAYS FROM

3089

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


17 D A Y | T H E G R E AT E A S T E R N

HOSTEL PLUS

104

ATHENS

PRAGUE

23

9

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EEEDAP

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Party in Mykonos Visit the cliffside monasteries of Meteora Local guide in Dubrovnik Visit the Srebrenica Memorial Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

YOUR ROUTE

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 16 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in hotel upgrades, 5 nights in hostels, 3 nights in canvas cabins ++ Modern air­-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

175

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

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Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

1

Srebrenica

Mostar Budva Dubrovnik 2 CROATIA

MYKONOS, GREECE

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1

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FINISH

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GREECE

1 29

@DAISY_WR - BUDVA, MONTENEGRO

FINISH

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DAY STOP

2 Prague

AUSTRIA

++ Tickets to the Viennese Chamber Orchestra ++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Dinner cruise on the Danube river in Budapest

2020

1 STOP & STAY

Vienna

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

S TA R T

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G G

@MI_KAELA - ATHENS, GREECE

G G G G

Follow the Olympic torch on this incredible journey through Europe’s greatest cities. From island paradise and rugged beauty to cobbled streets and spires, this is the gold-medal standard of Europe tours! DAY 1 ATHENS. Get to know the gang tonight over a big, fat Greek dinner. (D) DAYS 2-4 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. You’ve got three nights to explore one of Europe’s most happening islands. Party on the beach – can we get a heck, yes? (B,D) (B) (B)

TOPDECKER

DAY 5 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. Shake the sand from your hair, it’s back on the ferry to Athens today for another dose of gyros and ancient monuments. (B) DAY 6 ATHENS TO METEORA. Today we’ll head north to Meteora, where we’ll explore a complex of clifftop monasteries dating back to the 14th century. (B,D)

17 DAYS FROM

2959

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAY 7 METEORA TO TIRANA. Funky façades make for a fresh selfie backdrop in this low key Albanian city. (B,D) DAYS 8-9 TIRANA TO DUBROVNIK VIA BUDVA. Hum the Game of Thrones theme – we’re heading to Dubrovnik, the real life version of King’s Landing. Walk the city walls, go kayaking or sit back and watch an epic sunset. (B,D) (B) DAY 10 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO. First: Mostar. Then: it’s up and onwards to Sarajevo, where a walking tour of this melting pot of a city awaits. (B,D)

DAY 11 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE. Next stop: Belgrade, where the nightlife really does live up to expectations. (B) DAYS 12-13 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST. It’s off to Budapest for the next two nights. Don’t miss the hot springs or the chance to sip local fruit brandy at one of the original ruin bars! (B) (B) DAY 14 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA. On to charming Vienna – home of Strauss, coffee and apple strudel. *drools* (B) DAYS 15-16 VIENNA TO PRAGUE. Tick off Prague’s big sights on a walking tour. Then: the city’s street food, quirky museums and bars are yours for the taking. (B,D) (B) DAY 17 PRAGUE. Say your goodbyes – our trip ends after breakfast. (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. See p.70 or visit our website.


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

LONDON

25

8

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

TAMARA:

SO AMAZING THAT I’D DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN AND AGAIN!

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

PAG ISLAND, CROATIA

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Vaporetto ride in Venice Pag Island getaway Visit Lake Bled Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen Orientation tour of the restored city of Dresden

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

Amsterdam

London

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EEGERL



FINISH

HOSTEL PLUS

ROME

105

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

2

2

++ 15 breakfasts (B), 3 lunch (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 10 nights in hostels, 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 2 nights in an Austrian Gasthof ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

ENGLAND

Dresden

GERMANY

2 Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen Austrian Alps AUSTRIA

2

Postojna Cave Venice

2

Lake Bled

1 Ljubljana

SLOVENIA

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Visit Postojna Cave ++ Local beer tasting in Prague

182

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

Pag Island CROATIA

START

Rome ITALY

VATICAN CITY

1

From timeless classics to natural charms, gothic glories and funky cities, this is a trip you're unlikely to forget! Take the road less travelled as you explore Eastern Europe's hottest destinations.

DAYS 2-3 ROME TO VENICE INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. First up: optional Vatican tour, anyone? Then: say buongiorno to Venice from across the lagoon before we come face-to-face with an irresistible Italian (meal). (B,D) (B,D) DAYS 4-6 VENICE TO PAG ISLAND VIA POSTOJNA CAVE. Optional gondola ride? A must. Then: check out the stalagmites at Postojna Cave before we move on to one of Croatia’s coolest today. Don’t forget to set your watch to island time! This is livin’. (B,L,D) (B) (B)

DAY 7 PAG ISLAND TO LJUBLJANA. Shoot one last longing look at Pag – today we’re off to Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana (that’s lyoob-lya-nah, FYI). This place has fairytale written all over it. (B) DAYS 8-9 LJUBLJANA TO AUSTRIAN ALPS. Find out why social media can’t get enough of Lake Bled before we take on the Austrian Alps (aka heaven for adrenalin junkies). Keen for skydiving, paragliding, mountain biking or canyon jumping? You’re in the right place! (B,D) (B,L)

DAYS 10-11 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO PRAGUE. First: a sobering visit to former concentration camp Mauthausen. Then, it’s on to Prague for a walking tour through the cobblestone streets. Make sure to fuel up on some trdelník (pastry deliciousness) as you go! (B,L,D) (B)

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DAYS 12-13 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. Get acquainted with 800-year-old Dresden before we make tracks to Berlin. On the must-eat list today: currywurst. (B,D) (B) DAYS 14-15 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Get better acquainted with Germany’s capital on a optional Third Reich walking tour before we hit our next stop: Amsterdam! Think: bikes, clogs, canals and stroopwafels. Let’s do this! (B) (B,D) DAY 16 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning – London’s calling! Quick! Swap those socials. Who’s ready for the next adventure? (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 28 Day Grand European trip. See p.78 or visit our website.

TOPDECKER

DAY 1 ROME. Meet the crew, then step back to 753 BC in one of the world’s oldest open-air museums on a walking tour. Ready to give that bucket list a workout? Trevi Fountain, Colosseum and Pantheon, we’re looking at you!

START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM)

16 DAYS FROM

2899

$

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16 D A Y | G A U D Í & G L I T Z

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106

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ATHENS

23

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6

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WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EEEDBA

AN “ WAS AMAZING WAY TO 

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

SARAH:

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Visit a traditional perfumery on the French Riviera ++ Party in Mykonos

MAKE LOADS OF NEW FRIENDS.

@LAURENCASE91 - FLORENCE, ITALY

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 15 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotel upgrades, 5 nights in hostels, 4 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 3 nights in canvas cabins, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Guided tour of Vatican City

198

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

@LACHLANSEPNCER - MYKONOS, GREECE

BARCELONA, SPAIN

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

2

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French Riviera

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FRANCE

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3159

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

FINISH

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1 overnight ferry GREECE

Mykonos

The sun-drenched shores of the Med are a playground for the rich and glamorous. But now, it’s your chance to check out Europe’s hottest destinations – as well as some gorgeous hidden spots. DAYS 1-2 BARCELONA. Bienvenidos to the city of Art Nouveau, alluring accents, and, most importantly, tapas. We’re in Barça, baby! (D) (B)

DAY 4 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Roll out the red carpet and put on your best fake Rolex – it’s go time! Dodge the paparazzi on the promenade before we hit the casinos of Monaco tonight. (B)

$

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DAY 3 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA. Get that selfie stick out as we roll along the coast to rub shoulders with the rich and famous at the world’s most lavish waterfront property – the French Riviera. (B)

16 DAYS FROM

2 Venice ITALY

MONACO

START MEET AT 6PM IN BARCELONA FINISH APPROX 9AM IN ATHENS S TA R T

Verona

DAY STOP

DAY 5 FRENCH RIVIERA TO VENICE. Leave a love letter for bae at Juliet’s balcony in Verona before we move on to the floating city. Yep, we’re talking Venice! (B,D) DAY 6 VENICE. Get acquainted with Venice’s best on a walking tour, then take to the canals on an optional gondola ride. Corny smooching encouraged. (B,D) DAY 7 VENICE TO FLORENCE. Take THAT shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before trucking on to the Tuscan hills outside Florence to eat, sleep, repeat in the foodie capital of the world. (B,L,D)

DAYS 8-9 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Onwards to Rome. Time to shorten that bucket list! Swing by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and check out the mighty Colosseum. (B,D) (B) DAYS 10-11 ROME TO ATHENS VIA OVERNIGHT FERRY. After an overnight ferry trip, stretch your legs and explore on a guided tour (cue jaw drop at the Acropolis and Parthenon). Then: grab some gyros or hit the sack. (B) (B,D) DAYS 12-14 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Excitement level: 100/10. Today we’re hopping on a ferry to Mykonos for three nights of island bliss, epic beaches, sinfully good local restaurants and a bustling nightlife. What’s not to love? (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 15 MYKONOS TO ATHENS. After all that partying in Mykonos, we’ll be making our way back to Athens with a heavy heart (or a hearty headache). There’s a guided driving tour to get involved with before we check in. (B) DAY 16 ATHENS. Share a last kleftiko with your new BFF before our trip ends after breakfast. (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. See p.70 or visit our website.


16 D A Y | R U S S I A N R E V E L AT I O N S BERLIN

23

MEALS

6

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

“ ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. ALREADY

HOSTEL PLUS

TALLINN

107

SECTOR

TRIP CODE :EERSTG



ORGANISED FOR YOU:

CHARLOTTE:

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Local Russian guide while in Russia ++ Visit the State Hermitage Museum ++ Guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin

PLANNING MY NEXT TRIP.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

15 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 7 dinners (D) 12 nights in hotel upgrades, 3 nights in hostels Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Tickets to a famous Russian ballet ++ Guided tour of the Kremlin Armoury

199

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

@KARMASUITCASE - WARSAW, POLAND

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@ELLENWILLIAMS96 - BERLIN, GERMANY

START MEET AT 12PM IN TALLINN FINISH APPROX 9AM IN BERLIN

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

St Petersburg RUSSIA

1 START

Tallinn

ESTONIA

Riga

2 LATVIA

Warsaw

FINISH

1

Novgorod

1 1

Berlin

1

Velikiye Luki Vilnius

Moscow

LITHUANIA

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POLAND

GERMANY

2

From historic St Petersburg to super cool Berlin via some of the hottest Eastern European destinations, this trip will reveal some of the region’s best-kept travel secrets. Are you ready?

DAYS 2-4 TALLINN TO ST PETERSBURG. We’ve got an early start on day two as we make tracks to the land of 11 time zones. Luckily, we have a local guide to start us off on the right foot. Don’t miss the Hermitage – it contains enough artistic treasures to rival any museum in the world. So cultured! (B,L,D) (B) (B) DAY 5 ST PETERSBURG TO NOVGOROD. Next up: World Heritage-listed city Novgorod. Get your bearings on a walking tour, then round things off with a glass of Medovukha – the Russian version of mead. (B,D) DAYS 6-8 NOVGOROD TO MOSCOW. Time to roll into Moscow, where the city is alive in rain, hail or shine. As you explore the city, you’ll be able to spot tangible reminders of Russia’s involvement in modern history. Swing by the greats on a driving tour – including Moscow University, Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 9 MOSCOW TO VELIKIYE LUKI. Bid farewell to Moscow and say hello to our next stop: Velikiye Luki. Known as ‘Small Stalingrad’, this place has a heroic history worth learning about. (B,D)

DAYS 10-11 VELIKIYE LUKI TO RIGA. Goodbye Russia, and hello Latvia. Riga’s up next – another World Heritage star in an already studded Baltic lineup. Late medieval sights and lots of art nouveau await us on a guided walking tour. (B,D) (B) DAY 12 RIGA TO VILNIUS. Today we’ll set our sights on Vilnius: the capital of Lithuania. This city is home to Europe’s largest baroque Old Town and the world’s only statue of Frank Zappa (we know – the connection escapes us, too). (B) DAYS 13-14 VILNIUS TO WARSAW. You’ll find that modern day Warsaw is a far cry from its war-torn past. Once home to Frederic Chopin and Marie Curie, the city has loads to offer when it comes to history and culture – and its nightlife doesn’t disappoint, either! (B,D) (B) DAYS 15-16 WARSAW TO BERLIN. Our final leg brings us to Berlin, where we’ll exchange teary goodbyes over an included dinner. Auf wiedersehen is hard enough to say in English, so book another trip so you can don your lederhosen once again. (B,D) (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.72 or visit our website.

TOPDECKER

DAY 1 TALLINN. Meet your new Topdeck fam in Tallinn and get excited! Who's ready for an epic adventure?

16 DAYS FROM

3179

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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

HOSTEL PLUS

108

ROME

LONDON

22

MEALS

8

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EECERL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-­ Birkenau ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

KRAKÓW, POLAND

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

YOUR ROUTE

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

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

VENICE, ITALY

Amsterdam

FINISH

London

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

2

2

ENGLAND

Dresden

++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Tickets to the Sound of Vienna Orchestra (dinner included)

GERMANY CZECH REPUBLIC

156

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

S TA R T

2 Budapest

HUNGARY

Verona

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START

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Eastern Europe has some of the hottest travel destinations on the continent – with rich cultures, cool architecture, epic histories and exciting futures. Are you ready to get stuck in? DAY 1 ROME. What’s up, Rome! Meet your new travel mates and get pumped for an awesome Eastern adventure. (D)

DAYS 4-5 VENICE TO VIENNA. Next up, Vienna – home of famous musicians, grand coffee houses, and (of course), apple strudel. Yum. (B,L) (B) DAYS 6-7 VIENNA TO BUDAPEST VIA BRATISLAVA. We’ll stop in Bratislava on our way to the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Ruin bars, here we come! (B) (B)

16 DAYS FROM

2489

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

1

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DAYS 2-3 ROME TO VENICE. Off to Venice via Verona (the home of Romeo and Juliet). Tick off the sights, then head out to explore the canals on a vaporetto ride. (B,D) (B,D)

TOPDECKER

2

2 Venice

15

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POLAND

Bratislava

AUSTRIA

START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) FINISH

2 Kraków SLOVAKIA

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

2020

2

Vienna

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

S TA R T

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Prague

DAYS 8-9 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW. Our next stop is Kraków to devour all the pierogi! Krakow boasts some serious Middle Ages swag and a quaint Old Town neighbourhood. Ready to explore? (B) (B) DAYS 10-11 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE. First: a sobering visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Then: we'll crack on to Prague. With its cobblestone streets and medieval spires, this city is like something out of a fairytale. Enjoy! (B,D) (B)

DAYS 12-13 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. There’s enough time for a stop in historic Dresden before we make tracks to cooler-than-cool Berlin. Anyone fancy a slice of the nightlife? (B,D) (B) DAYS 14-15 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Amsterdam is a bit like a liberal Venice with bikes and a worldfamous Red Light District. Check out the Anne Frank House (book in advance), then hit the water on a dinner cruise. It’s been epic! (B) (B,D) DAY 16 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. One more breakfast, then it’s back to London. Here’s to the next adventure! (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 24 Day Spirit of Europe trip. See p.88 or visit our website.


15 D A Y | S C E N I C S C A N D I MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

WI-FI



SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EERSOT

MADELEINE:

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! GOT TO GO TO PLACES I NEVER WOULD HAVE SEEN ON MY OWN.

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@ADVENTURESOFANAUSSIEGIRL - HELSINKI, FINLAND

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

2

1 Skibotn 1 Tysfjord Svartisen Glacier

1

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Rovaniemi FINLAND

1 Steinkjer 1

Jyväskylä

Geirangerfjord Lillehammer

2

Helsinki

1

START

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Tallinn

Oslo

++ 14 breakfasts (B), 12 lunches (L), 12 dinners (D) ++ 1 night in a hotel upgrade, 6 nights in hostels, 7 nights in cabins at campsites ++ Ferry crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Bobsled in Åndalsnes ++ Visit Svartisen, Norway’s second largest glacier

Trondheim/Hell

2 Åndalsnes

Cruise the majestic Geirangerfjord Do a ‘polar plunge’ in an Arctic river Sauna in Skibotn Visit the Arctic Circle Visit the Santa Claus Village

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS Olderfjord

TALLINN, ESTONIA

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

FINISH

ESTONIA

207

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 6PM IN OSLO FINISH APPROX 9AM IN TALLINN S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

@ROYSIE37 - OSLO, NORWAY

A trip to literally take your breath away. Beginning in Norway, we’ll journey north all the way to the Arctic Circle, taking in the stunning fjords and glaciers, lakes and mountains, rivers and forests along the way. DAYS 1-2 OSLO. You’ve made it to Norway! YES! Meet the crew for dinner on your first night. Then on day two, you’re free to explore Oslo. (D) (B,L) DAYS 3-4 OSLO TO ÅNDALSNES. Today we’re off to Lillehammer, where you can have a go at bobsledding (if you’re brave enough). Next: we travel to the cute town of Åndalsnes. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 5 ÅNDALSNES TO STEINKJER. We’ll make a stop at the amusingly named Hell today. Yes, really. Temps can dip down to -25°C here so be sure to wrap up warm! After snapping up some photographic proof, we’re off to Steinkjer for the night. (B,L,D)

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included dinner to get around. (B,L,D)

DAYS 9-10 SKIBOTN TO OLDERFJORD. Midnight sun (seasonal), reindeer and moose. Yup, we’re pretty much as far north as it gets. Be sure to do the optional activity and head to the top of the world in Nordkapp. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 11 OLDERFJORD TO ROVANIEMI. Sing ‘Jingle Bells’ as we make our way to Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus. (B,L,D) DAY 12 ROVANIEMI TO JYVÄSKYLÄ. Next up, we’re off to the lakeside town of Jyväskylä to find out why they call it the ‘Athens of Finland’. (B,L,D)

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

DAY 13 JYVÄSKYLÄ TO HELSINKI. A short trip south to the Finnish capital, Helsinki. Kick back and let us show you the highlights of this trendy town. (B,L)

DAY 7 BJERKA TO TYSFJORD. More gorgeous lake and mountain scenery on our journey today. There’s a chance to check out the Svartisen glacier (seasonal) before we cross the Arctic Circle. Pretty cool, huh? Then, Tysfjord will be our home for the night. (B,L,D)

DAY 14 HELSINKI TO TALLINN. More fairytale magic as we hop across to Tallinn with its old city walls and medieval buildings. (B,D)

DAY 8 TYSFJORD TO SKIBOTN. Today, polar ice baths and wood fired saunas are on the itinerary. Ready to take the plunge? Later, we've got an

FINISH

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2020

DAY 15 TALLINN. Say goodbye after breakfast today. Round two, anyone? (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.72 or visit our website.

TOPDECKER

38

TALLINN

HOSTEL PLUS

OSLO

109

15 DAYS FROM

3099

$

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

HOSTEL PLUS

110

LONDON

ROME

26

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EEMELR

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Visit a traditional perfumery on the French Riviera ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Local guide in Florence

BARCELONA, SPAIN

YOUR ROUTE

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 14 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D) ++ 1 night in hotel upgrade, 8 nights in a hostel, 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 and Driver

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

@HANNAH.COLLING - PARIS, FRANCE START

London

ENGLAND

2

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Paris

++ Skydiving in the Swiss Alps ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

206

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

2

1 Bordeaux

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

Venice ITALY

MONACO All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

S TA R T

FINISH

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Delve into the history of timeless cities like Rome and Paris, be seduced by rural Italy and France, bask in the sun in Barcelona and be awed by the majestic Swiss Alps. This trip? It’s a classic. DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). They call it Paris. We call it love at first sight! First up: a driving tour and fancy picnic by the Eiffel Tower. (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Shop until you drop along the ChampsÉlysées, then finish off with an optional cabaret show for a #perfectday. (B)

TOPDECKER

1 Florence

Pisa

2 2 Barcelona

S TA R T

2020

1 SPAIN

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 12PM IN ROME

2

Verona

15 DAYS FROM

3089

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAY 9 FRENCH RIVIERA TO SWISS ALPS. Roll up and out of the Riviera and onwards to the Alps. Have you heard? Lauterbrunnen is AMAZINGLY beautiful. (B,D) DAY 10 SWISS ALPS. Scenic hikes and jaw-dropping views are on today’s agenda. (B,L,D)

DAY 3 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Grab a few wheels of fromage before we bid au revoir to Paris and make tracks to beautiful Bordeaux. (B,L)

DAY 11 SWISS ALPS TO VENICE. Stop off in Verona to see Juliet’s balcony before we move on to the city of canals. Venice, we’re coming for you! (B,L,D)

DAY 4 BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIÁN. We’re off to San Sebastián! After checking out the sand and waves, hit up the Old Town. (B)

DAY 12 VENICE. After a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, we’ll hit the streets on a walking tour. (B,D)

DAY 5 SAN SEBASTIÁN TO BARCELONA. First up: a driving tour of Barcelona. Later: uncover the food market gems scattered across the city. (B,D)

DAY 13 VENICE TO FLORENCE. First things first: a must-do stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then: Florence. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 BARCELONA. Aww yeah – a free day! Tick off Park Güell and the Sagrada Família, then rumble with Las Ramblas. (B)

DAY 14 FLORENCE TO ROME. Head out on a walking tour courtesy of yours truly. And after that? Brace yourself for a whirlwind of Vespas, espresso and pizza. (B,D)

DAY 7 BARCELONA TO FRENCH RIVIERA. Hello, turquoise waters and lush stylings of the French Riviera! (B)

DAY 15 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY. Last chance to find the best pasta before we head off. And… GO! (B)

DAY 8 FRENCH RIVIERA INCLUDING MONACO VISIT. Live life in the fast lane as we cruise through dazzling Monaco. (B)

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 49 Day Mega European - Greece trip. See p.66 or visit our website.


15 D A Y | E A S T M E E T S W E S T YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

2

FINISH

Hamburg

8

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

2 Berlin

GERMANY

S TA R T

CZECH REPUBLIC

Auschwitz -Birkenau

2

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

2 Kraków

POLAND

Vienna

AUSTRIA

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

Bratislava

1

SLOVAKIA

2 START

Budapest

HUNGARY

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

Dresden Prague

187

$

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM)

++ Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

1

ENGLAND

SECTOR

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

2

London

MEALS

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

DENMARK

Amsterdam

18

TRIP CODE: EEMEHL

DAY STOP

Copenhagen

NETHERLANDS

LONDON

HOSTEL PLUS

BUDAPEST

111

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

FINISH

13

AUG

27

AUG

31

AUG

18

MAY

1

JUN

G

17

AUG

8

JUN

22

JUN

G

24

AUG

7

SEP

15

JUN

29

JUN

G

31

AUG

14

SEP

29

JUN

13

JUL

7

SEP

21

SEP

6

JUL

20

JUL

G

14

SEP

28

SEP

21

SEP

5

OCT

28

SEP

12

OCT

5

OCT

19

OCT

12

OCT

26

OCT

13

JUL

27

JUL

20

JUL

3

AUG

G

23

JUL

6

AUG

G

27

JUL

10

AUG

10

AUG

24

AUG

G G G G G

G

SECTOR

#TOPDECKER

G= Guaranteed Departure This is a sector of the 49 Day Mega European - Greece trip. See p.66 or visit our website.

15 DAYS FROM

2799

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

$

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

@JAKEEMILE -AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

14 D A Y | I B E R I A N C O A S T YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

LISBON

19

MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EESPBX

ORGANISED FOR YOU: 1 START

Barcelona

FINISH

SPAIN

Lisbon

2 Valencia

PORTUGAL

2

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Guided tours of Fes and Volubilis ++ Walking tour of Lisbon

SECTOR

169

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 2PM IN BARCELONA FINISH APPROX 9AM IN LISBON S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 Seville

2

Asilah Volubilis

1

2 Granada

1 Chefchaouen MOROCCO 2

Fes

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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

FINISH

7

JUL

20

APR

11

MAY

G

14

JUL

27

JUL

19

MAY

1

JUN

G

21

JUL

3

AUG

2

JUN

15

JUN

4

AUG

17

AUG

G

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

G

9

JUN

22

JUN

11

AUG

24

AUG

G

16

JUN

29

JUN

24

AUG

6

SEP

G

23

JUN

6

JUL

1

SEP

14

SEP

30

JUN

13

JUL

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

This is a sector of the 21 Day Iberian Voyager trip. See p. 96 or visit our website.

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

JUL

28

TOPDECKER

BARCELONA

14 DAYS FROM

2359

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

@SO_WHERENEXT - SINTRA, PORTUGAL

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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

HOSTEL PLUS

112

DUBROVNIK

LONDON

18

MEALS

8

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EEEDDL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++

Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Local guides in Dubrovnik and Sarajevo Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen Walking tour of Dresden

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

YOUR ROUTE

13 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 4 nights in hotel upgrades, 9 nights in hostels English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

@ANNAWADDI - BERLIN, GERMANY

169

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

@AMRIT.INSTA - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

Amsterdam

FINISH

London

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

2

2

ENGLAND

Dresden

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

GERMANY

2 Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

START MEET AT 6PM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM)

Mauthausen S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

24

JUL

6

AUG

8

MAY

21

MAY

G

28

JUL

10

AUG

22

MAY

4

JUN

G

31

JUL

13

AUG

7

AUG

20

AUG

G

14

AUG

27

AUG

28

AUG

10

SEP

5

JUN

18

JUN

12

JUN

25

JUN

19

JUN

2

JUL

26

JUN

9

JUL

3

JUL

16

JUL

7

JUL

20

JUL

10

JUL

23

JUL

17

JUL

30

JUL

21

JUL

3

AUG

G

1

FINISH

4

SEP

17

SEP

11

SEP

24

SEP

G

18

SEP

1

OCT

G

25

SEP

8

OCT

2

OCT

15

OCT

Vienna

G

2 Budapest

AUSTRIA

HUNGARY

G G

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

G

Sarajevo

G START

Dubrovnik

G

CROATIA

G

2

1

1 Belgrade SERBIA Srebrenica Mostar

G= Guaranteed Departure

Come tour Eastern Europe with us and discover for yourself what the fuss is about. From the Balkans to Berlin, gorgeous scenery, dynamic cities and buzzing nightlife await. Aaaaand, go! DAYS 1-2 DUBROVNIK. Say hello to Dubrovnik! Take some time to wander the city’s tiny cobblestoned streets and explore hidden cafés and shops before grabbing some dinner and checking out the glitzy nightlife. (D) (B)

TOPDECKER

DAY 3 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO. Roll out of Dubrovnik and into Sarajevo, a city that’s still shaking off its tragic past. Along the way, we’ll make the most of historic Mostar with a scenic pit stop. (B,D)

14 DAYS FROM

2359

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAY 4 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE. Gritty but charming Belgrade is up next. But first, honour the victims of the 1995 genocide at the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial, a sobering reminder of the greatest atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. (B) DAYS 5-6 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST. Rock around Budapest with an included driving tour, checking out Heroes’ Square, Parliament House, the National Palace, Fisherman’s Bastion and swanky Andrássy Avenue along the way. (B) (B) DAY 7 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA. On to Vienna for some opera, apple strudel and possibly the best coffee in Europe. FYI, roughly seven square kilometres of vineyards surround Vienna. Vienna fo’ sure knows how to bottle those grapes! (B)

DAYS 8-9 VIENNA TO PRAGUE. On to the cobblestone streets of Prague. But first, a visit to the former concentration camp, Mauthausen. Tomorrow, you have a full day to enjoy the Czech capital’s street food and quirky charms and the most beautiful Old Town in Europe. (B,D) (B) DAYS 10-11 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. First: a stop at 800-year-old Dresden. Then: Berlin. This place is fun, rebellious, fashionable and the very definition of cool. We’ll drive you around to see (what’s left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building. (B,D) (B) DAYS 12-13 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then go check out Dam Square, the Royal Palace and the National Monument. On our second night in the ‘Dam, we’ll finish our adventure on a high with a farewell dinner cruise. (B) (B,D) DAY 14 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we hop on the ferry back to London. (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. See p.70 or visit our website.


14 D A Y | E U R O P E A N W O N D E R 23

LONDON

MEALS

6

COUNTRIES

HOSTEL PLUS

LONDON

113

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EEEWLL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@EZZIBUNN - SWISS ALPS

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

@MISS_EM11Y - ROME, ITALY

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

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

Amsterdam

Berlin

2

2

NETHERLANDS

START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Munich

2

GERMANY

Paris

1

FRANCE

++ Traditional cabaret show in Paris ++ Scenic excursion to Jungfrau (‘The Top of Europe’) ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam

2 Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND ITALY

1 Venice

Florence Pisa

1

Rome

2

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

VATICAN CITY

193

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

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

DAYS 1-2 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). We’re off to Paris! Pinch yourself and Instagram your first selfie before we kick off the trip with a guided tour and gourmet picnic next to the Eiffel Tower. On day two, the city is yours to explore. (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. Next stop: the Swiss Alps. After dinner, why not hit the bar for a nightcap? Scenic hikes and jaw-dropping views are on the agenda for day two. Go for a mountain walk or hop on board the Jungfraubahn railway for an optional visit to the Jungfrau Mountain summit. Sweet! (B,L,D) (B,L,D) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE. Take a pic of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then prepare to make your food baby sing as we roll into the land of hearty Tuscan cuisine (and birthplace of gelato): Florence. (B,L,D) DAYS 6-7 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Onwards to Rome! Ready to shorten that bucket list of yours? Good. Prepare to tick off the likes of the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and, of course, the Colosseum. On day two, there’s an optional tour of the Vatican to get involved with. (B) (B,D)

DAY 8 ROME TO VENICE. Say buongiorno to Venice from across the lagoon. You know it as the floating city, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). (B) DAY 9 VENICE TO MUNICH. Oh hey there, Munich! Your Trip Leader will clue you up on the Bavarian capital on a walking tour before we set you free to seek out a stein or two. (B,L) DAYS 10-11 MUNICH TO BERLIN. Today we’ll hit uber-cool Berlin and set off on a driving tour. Press your nose to the window and check out (what’s left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Reichstag building. On day two, go exploring! (B) (B) DAYS 12-13 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Start dreaming of cheese, clogs and café stops as we roll through tulip and windmill-dotted fields to Amsterdam. Tomorrow, go explore some of the city’s awesome museums. (B) (B,D) DAY 14 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. After all the Amster-damage is done, it’s back to ol’ Blighty to start planning the next adventure. (B)

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 26

MAR

8

APR

16

APR

29

APR

7

MAY

20

MAY

14

MAY

27

MAY

28

MAY

10

JUN

4

JUN

17

JUN

11

JUN

24

JUN

18

JUN

1

JUL

25

JUN

8

JUL

2

JUL

15

JUL

G G

FINISH

9

JUL

22

16

JUL

29

JUL JUL

23

JUL

5

AUG

G G

6

AUG

19

AUG

13

AUG

26

AUG

G

20

AUG

2

SEP

G

3

SEP

16

SEP

17

SEP

30

SEP

G

G

24

SEP

7

OCT

G

1

OCT

14

OCT

15

OCT

28

OCT

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

TOPDECKER

Experience all that Europe has to offer – from climbing the Eiffel Tower to visiting the Colosseum and staring up at the awe-inspiring Swiss Alps. What better way to spend two weeks?

14 DAYS FROM

2699

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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

HOSTEL PLUS

114

AMSTERDAM

22

AMSTERDAM

MEALS

6

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EEETAA

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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

@HLLRY_MTHSN - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

@FROMSYDNEYWITHLOVE__ - ROME, ITALY START/FINISH

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

1 1

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

Heidelberg

1

GERMANY

2 1 Munich

Paris

FRANCE

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Guided tour of Vatican City ++ Scenic excursion to Jungfrau (‘The Top of Europe’) ++ Bike tour of Paris

Swiss Alps

2

@EZZIBUNN - SWISS ALPS

Venice ITALY

SWITZERLAND

2 Florence

195

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

Dachau

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

Pisa

1

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

START MEET AT 4PM IN AMSTERDAM FINISH APPROX 10AM IN AMSTERDAM S TA R T

FINISH

@THESWINGOFTHINGS - PARIS, FRANCE S TA R T

2020

FINISH

12

JUL

25

JUL

19

APR

2

MAY

G

26

JUL

8

AUG

G

10

MAY

23

MAY

G

16

AUG

29

AUG

G

7

JUN

20

JUN

6

SEP

19

SEP

21

JUN

4

JUL

G

TOPDECKER

G= Guaranteed Departure

Don’t delay the adventure any longer – take in all the highlights on this classic bucket list itinerary, taking you from Amsterdam to Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France and back again. Let’s do it! DAY 1 AMSTERDAM. Welcome to Amsterdam, where you’ll meet the Topdeck squad and jump on an orientation tour. Then: see the city in style on a canal cruise (complete with dinner and drinks). What a start to the trip! (D)

DAY 8 ROME TO FLORENCE. Today we’re off to Florence via Pisa – where we’ll point our cameras at the Leaning Tower. Have you practised your pose? Waiting for us in Florence: a walking tour with a local guide. (B,D)

DAY 2 AMSTERDAM TO HEIDELBERG. Wave bye to awesome Amsterdam – Germany awaits! Hear that? It’s a bratwurst and Weissbier calling your name… (B)

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

DAY 3 HEIDELBERG TO MUNICH. Today we’re off to Munich for a guided tour. Lose yourself in the city as you listen to the stories behind landmarks such as the Frauenkirche and (of course) the city’s famous beer halls. (B)

14 DAYS FROM

2719

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAYS 4-5 MUNICH TO VENICE. Today we’re off to Venice – but first, we’ll pay a sobering visit to Dachau, one of Germany’s former WWII concentration camps. In Venice, we’ll head out on a walking tour AND an included vaporetto ride. (B,D) (B,D) DAYS 6-7 VENICE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Rome, we’re coming for you! Spot the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, then claim Insta fame at the Colosseum. Don’t forget to say hi to the Pantheon, endless Roman ruins, the Vatican and more! (B,L) (B)

DAYS 11-12 SWISS ALPS TO PARIS. Sacré bleu! Today we’re off to Paris, the city of love, croissants and the Eiffel Tower. Ready to take on the Louvre, the Sacré Coeur and the Arc de Triomphe? Yeah, you are! (B) (B,D) DAYS 13-14 PARIS TO AMSTERDAM. Catch a ride on the coach back to Amsterdam – it’s your last day with the Topdeck crew. We’d tell you to go hard or go home, but we know you’ll do that anyway… (B,L) (B)


IMPROVED ITINERARY

14 D A Y | T H E F R E N C H C O N N E C T I O N YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

START

London

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

ENGLAND

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Monaco walking tour ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice

2 Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2

ITALY

2

Pisa

French Riviera

++ 13 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotel upgrades, 7 nights in hostels, 4 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

Florence

MONACO

2

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

FINISH

2 Venice

Verona

Orvieto VATICAN CITY

Rome

SECTOR

SECTOR

208

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EEFDLV

DAY STOP

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9AM IN VENICE S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 4

APR

17

APR

18

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1

MAY

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9

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22

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23

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5

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30

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26

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11

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24

18

JUL

31

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22

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4

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25

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7

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1

AUG

14

AUG

8

AUG

21

AUG

22

AUG

4

SEP SEP

5

SEP

18

12

SEP

25

SEP

19

SEP

2

OCT

3

OCT

16

OCT

17

OCT

30

OCT

G G G

G

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

14 DAYS FROM

This is a sector of the 21 Day European Getaway trip. See p.98 or visit our website.

2699

$

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

AUD PER PERSON

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

@PH0EBE - PISA, ITALY

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

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

ROME

18

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EEGELR

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

HOSTEL PLUS

23

VENICE

#TOPDECKER

LONDON

115

SECTOR

193

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START

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

2 Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

2

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

SWITZERLAND

Avignon Pont du Gard

1

Florence

2 French Riviera

2 Barcelona SPAIN

ITALY

MONACO

Pisa

2

Orvieto

1 FINISH

Rome

++ 12 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hostels, 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver SECTOR

This is a sector of the 28 Day Grand European trip. See p.78 or visit our website.

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

@NICHOLAS_CORBETT - ANTIPASTO BOARD, MONTE CARLO

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9AM IN ROME S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

FINISH

14

JUL

26

JUL

JUL

2

AUG

31

MAY

G

21

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14

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G

28

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9

AUG

JUN

21

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4

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16

AUG

16

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28

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11

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23

AUG

23

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5

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18

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30

AUG

30

JUN

12

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25

AUG

6

SEP

7

JUL

19

JUL

19

MAY

2 9

G

G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

TOPDECKER

London

ENGLAND

13 DAYS FROM

2499

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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

TOPDECKER

#TOPDECKER

HOSTEL PLUS

116

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

ROME

21

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU: START

London

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

ENGLAND

2

++ Walking and food tour of London ++ Hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour of London ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Walking tour of Rome

Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

2

189

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EEEZLR

DAY STOP

SECTOR

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 2PM IN LONDON FINISH APPROX 9AM IN ROME S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 18

APR

30

APR

9

MAY

21

MAY

G

FINISH

6

JUN

18

JUN

18

JUL

30

JUL

15

AUG

27

AUG

G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

SWITZERLAND

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS Florence ITALY

FINISH

2 Rome VATICAN CITY

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

13 DAYS FROM

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

$

All items listed in the ‘Topdeck Experiences’ and ‘Organised For You’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

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

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

FLORENCE, ITALY

2449

AUD PER PERSON

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

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

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

LONDON

16

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EEEZRL

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

FINISH

London

ENGLAND

1

++ Walking tours of Rome, Munich and Cologne ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

Cologne

2 Munich

GERMANY

Venice ITALY

2

START

Rome

VATICAN CITY

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 11 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hostels, 5 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

SECTOR

179

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 4PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 28

APR

9

MAY

19

MAY

30

MAY

G

FINISH

16

JUN

27

JUN

28

JUL

8

AUG

25

AUG

5

SEP

G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Guided tour of Vatican City ++ Segway tour of Munich SECTOR

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

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@PH0EBE - VENICE, ITALY

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

12 DAYS FROM

$

2139

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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

14

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

HOSTEL PLUS

MADRID

117

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EESCMR

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Driving tour of Barcelona ++ Walking tour of Valencia

@ITSJANEO - BARCELONA, SPAIN

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 10 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotel upgrades and 8 nights in hostels ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

@RICEKINQ - MARSEILLE, FRANCE

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Madrid food tour ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona ++ Guided tour of Vatican City

205

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST: MADRID, SPAIN

YOUR ROUTE

@PH0EBE - ROME, ITALY

1 STOP & STAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

DAY STOP

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

Florence ITALY

2

2

Pisa

S TA R T

2 Barcelona

FINISH

Rome

1

VATICAN CITY

START

2 Madrid SPAIN

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

Marseille FRANCE

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

1 Valencia

FINISH

8

JUL

18

JUL

29

APR

9

MAY

G

29

JUL

8

AUG

20

MAY

30

MAY

G

19

AUG

29

AUG

17

JUN

27

JUN

2

SEP

12

SEP

1

JUL

11

JUL

G

16

SEP

26

SEP

G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

Join us as we dash across the best parts of the Mediterranean, taking in red hot cities and damn fine scenery along the way. Cue jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring moments from Spain to Italy.

DAY 2 MADRID. Don’t miss a visit to the Chocolatería San Ginés – they’ve been serving some amazing chocolate churros here since 1894. Keen to chill instead? Kick back and relax in Malasaña or Chueca. (B)

DAY 7 MARSEILLE. On your to do list for today: check out the yachts in the Vieux Port, dig into some classic French food, then watch the sun set over the sea. Bliss! (B) DAY 8 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE. Time to roll on to Florence, aka the home of the world’s best gelato. End your day in true Italian fashion: in a carb-induced coma back at the hostel. (B,D)

DAY 3 MADRID TO VALENCIA. Next stop, Valencia! Ready for more amazing food? Some say Valencia is THE home of paella, but we’ll leave you to decide who does it best. (B)

DAY 9 FLORENCE. Florence is your oyster! Need some suggestions? No problem. Say ciao to cheeky David, stroll along the Ponte Vecchio and crane your neck at the Duomo. (B)

DAY 4 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Get the lowdown on Barcelona on a driving tour before we set you free into the city. Tonight: shall we dance? There’s an optional flamenco show on the cards. (B,D)

DAY 10 FLORENCE TO ROME. First today: Pisa. Then: time to bring out the big guns – Rome is next! Cross off ruins, obelisks and big ticket sights on a day you’ll remember forever (it’s THAT amazing). (B,D)

DAY 5 BARCELONA. You’ve got a free day to tick off Park Güell and the Sagrada Família. Then: anyone for a slice of the Barcelona nightlife? That’ll be a yes! (B)

DAY 11 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Have you really been to Rome if you haven’t visited the pope? Head to the Vatican on an optional trip, then swap numbers. That’s all, folks! (B)

DAY 6 BARCELONA TO MARSEILLE. Today we hop over the French border to Marseille. Head out on an included walking tour and uncover what this port city has to offer. (B)

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 25 Day Summer Compass trip. See p.86 or visit our website.

TOPDECKER

DAY 1 MADRID. Rise and shine – it’s Madrid time! Meet the group and prepare for the awesome trip ahead. This is gonna be one for the books! (D)

11 DAYS FROM

2249

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


IMPROVED ITINERARY

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

TOPDECKER

#TOPDECKER

HOSTEL PLUS

118

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

LONDON

19

5

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

2

START/FINISH

London

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

ENGLAND

1 Heidelberg 2

Dachau

Paris

1 Munich

FRANCE

GERMANY

Swiss Alps

2

SWITZERLAND

2

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Walking tour of Venice ++ Walking tour of Munich ++ Visit former concentration camp Dachau ++ Orientation tour of Amsterdam ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

Venice ITALY

199

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EENDLL

DAY STOP

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

FINISH

24

JUL

3

AUG

10

APR

20

APR

G

7

AUG

17

AUG

8

MAY

18

MAY

G

21

AUG

31

AUG

22

MAY

1

JUN

4

SEP

14

SEP

5

JUN

15

JUN

G

18

SEP

28

SEP

19

JUN

29

JUN

G

2

OCT

12

OCT

10

JUL

20

JUL

9

OCT

19

OCT

17

JUL

27

JUL

G

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

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

11 DAYS FROM

$

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

2189

AUD PER PERSON

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

@EBZ.TALAY - PARIS, FRANCE

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

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

BARCELONA

14

MEALS

2

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EESPXB

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

San Sebastián

2 Zaragoza

Porto

2

Segovia

2 Madrid

Sintra START

SPAIN

2 Lisbon

PORTUGAL

FINISH

1 Barcelona

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

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

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Boat cruise on the Douro river ++ Madrid food tour SECTOR

This is a sector of the 21 Day Iberian Voyager trip. See p. 96 or visit our website.

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@EAURELI - LISBON, PORTUGAL

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

SECTOR

172

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 5PM IN LISBON FINISH APPROX 9AM IN BARCELONA S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 18

MAY

G

MAY

8

JUN

G

JUN

22

JUN

20

JUN

29

JUN

27

JUN

6

JUL

4

JUL

13

JUL

11

JUL

20

JUL

9

MAY

30 13

G

FINISH

18

JUL

27

JUL

25

JUL

3

AUG G

1

AUG

10

AUG

15

AUG

24

AUG

22

AUG

31

AUG

G

4

SEP

13

SEP

G

12

SEP

21

SEP

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

10 DAYS FROM

$

1719

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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

1 STOP & STAY

15

4

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU: Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

2

2

FINISH

London

ENGLAND

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Dresden

2 Prague

Dachau Munich

GERMANY

1

CZECH REPUBLIC

++ ++ ++ ++

Vaporetto ride in Venice Visit former concentration camp Dachau Walking tour of Prague Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

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

START

Venice ITALY

2

SECTOR

SECTOR

178

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EESSVL

DAY STOP

HOTEL

LONDON

This is a sector of the 27 Day Summer Fun & Sailing trip. See p.82 or visit our website.

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6PM IN VENICE FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

FINISH

13

JUL

22

JUL

4

MAY

13

MAY

G

17

JUL

26

JUL

G

11

MAY

20

MAY

G

20

JUL

29

JUL

G

18

MAY

27

MAY

G

24

JUL

2

AUG

25

MAY

3

JUN

G

27

JUL

5

AUG

1

JUN

10

JUN

3

AUG

12

AUG

8

JUN

17

JUN

7

AUG

16

AUG

G

15

JUN

24

JUN

10

AUG

19

AUG

22

JUN

1

JUL

G

17

AUG

26

AUG

G G

26

JUN

5

JUL

G

24

AUG

2

SEP

29

JUN

8

JUL

G

31

AUG

9

SEP

G

3

JUL

12

JUL

G

7

SEP

16

SEP

6

JUL

15

JUL

G

21

SEP

30

SEP

G

10

JUL

19

JUL

28

SEP

7

OCT

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

#TOPDECKER

VENICE

119

10 DAYS FROM

1779

$

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

AUD PER PERSON

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

@THEJEZONEILL -BERLIN, GERMANY

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

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

OSLO

17

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EERSGO

ORGANISED FOR YOU: 2

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

FINISH

Oslo

Stockholm

NORWAY

SWEDEN

2 Copenhagen DENMARK

2 START

Berlin

GERMANY

++ ++ ++ ++

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

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

9 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) 9 nights in hostels Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

SECTOR

199

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 5PM IN BERLIN FINISH APPROX 9AM IN OSLO S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH JUL

G

3

MAY

12

MAY

G

12

JUL

21

JUL

G

17

MAY

26

MAY

G

19

JUL

28

JUL

G

31

MAY

9

JUN

G

26

JUL

4

AUG

G

14

JUN

23

JUN

G

9

AUG

18

AUG

G

28

JUN

7

JUL

G

23

AUG

1

SEP

G

2020

5

JUL

14

G= Guaranteed Departure

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Guided tour of Stockholm City Hall ++ Visit the Viking Ship Museum SECTOR

This is a sector of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.72 or visit our website.

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@ROBINDERKATZ - COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

TOPDECKER

BERLIN

10 DAYS FROM

1989

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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

HOSTEL PLUS

120

LISBON

LISBON

12

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EEPSXX

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Walking tour of Lisbon ++ Walking tour of Lagos ++ Port tasting at a winery in Porto

@THESWINGOFTHINGS - PORTO, PORTUGAL

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

@OCTOBERSKIES_ - ERICEIRA, PORTUGAL

2 Porto

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Boat cruise on the Douro river ++ Surfing lessons in Ericeira

199

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

Nazaré

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@LACHLANSPENCER - PASTÉIS DE NATA

START MEET AT 2PM IN LISBON FINISH APPROX 1PM IN LISBON S TA R T

FINISH 2020

23

MAY

1

JUN

13

JUN

22

JUN

S TA R T

1 1

FINISH

8

AUG

17

AUG

29

AUG

7

SEP

Ericeira

START/FINISH

Lisbon

PORTUGAL

G= Guaranteed Departure

2 Lagos @RICARDOPAULO89 - LISBON, PORTUGAL

Experience the best Portugal has to offer on this all-encompassing Portugal Summer trip. Must-see cities? Check. Awesome beaches? Check. All the custard tarts you can eat? Of course! DAY 1 LISBON. Treat yourself to a Portuguese tart and get to know your soon-to-be mates! Today you’ll discover why Lisbon is basically the San Francisco of Europe on a walking tour. Get excited, it’s going to be an incredible ten days! (D)

TOPDECKER

DAY 2 LISBON TO PORTO. First: a pit stop in Nazaré, then it’s on to Porto. If you think this place has something to do with port wine, you’re right! While you’re here, take the time to check out some of the city’s wine cellars and enjoy a drop or two. (B)

10 DAYS FROM

1989

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAY 3 PORTO. It’s your day, your way! Don’t miss Ribeira, Porto’s famous old town. Here, medieval streets, quirky alleyways and hand-painted azulejos culminate in a stunning port complete with traditional fishing boats. UNESCO rates it, and so should you! (B,D) DAYS 4-6 PORTO TO ERICEIRA. Time to check into Ericeira, the home of the only surfing reserve in Europe. Wanna learn how to carve like a pro? No worries. After a couple of optional surfing lessons, you’ll have the lingo and skills down. (B) (B) (B,D) DAY 7 ERICEIRA TO LAGOS. Today it’s onwards to Lagos. Think: beaches galore! But first, we’ll tackle the cobbled back streets on a walking tour. Top tip:

look out for a handful of all-you-can-eat sushi places hiding around the city. We love local cuisine, but allyou-can-eat? It’s a no-brainer. (B)

DAY 8 LAGOS. Ready for a slice of beach and chill? Your wish is our command! See how many of the area’s 100+ beaches you can tick off before sunset (epic views included). (B) DAY 9 LAGOS TO LISBON. It’s back to Lisbon today. Why not steal a minute to yourself (or grab some company) and wind down in the beautiful Botanical Gardens? Sprawl out, have a picnic and get in touch with nature. (B) DAY 10 LISBON. Reminisce about the trip (and brag about your new found surfer #skills) over breakfast, then it’s time to say goodbye. Start planning the next adventure! (B)


9 D A Y | T O W E R T O TA PA S 1 STOP & STAY

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

START

London

ENGLAND

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Bordeaux winery experience

2 Paris

FRANCE

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

Loire Valley

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

2 Bordeaux

San Sebastián SPAIN

2 Zaragoza FINISH

2 Madrid

SECTOR

189

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EESCLM

DAY STOP

8 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 3 dinners (D) 2 nights in hotel upgrades, 6 nights in hostels English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9AM IN MADRID S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

FINISH

2

JUL

10

JUL

23

APR

1

MAY

G

23

JUL

31

JUL

14

MAY

22

MAY

G

13

AUG

21

AUG

11

JUN

19

JUN

27

AUG

4

SEP

25

JUN

3

JUL

10

SEP

18

SEP

G

G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Traditional cabaret show in Paris ++ Madrid food tour SECTOR

9 DAYS FROM

1699

$

This is a sector of the 25 Day Summer Compass trip. See p.86 or visit our website.

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

BORDEAUX, FRANCE

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

9 DAY | NORTHERN SPRINT ROME

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

LONDON

14

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EESCRL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: FINISH

London

ENGLAND

2

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Amsterdam

++ ++ ++ ++

NETHERLANDS

Luxembourg City

1

LUXEMBOURG

Walking tour of Verona Vaporetto ride in Venice Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Orientation tour of Amsterdam

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2 Verona

START

Rome ITALY

2 Venice

1

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

SECTOR

185

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 2PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

FINISH

18

JUL

26

JUL

9

MAY

17

MAY

G

8

AUG

16

AUG

30

MAY

7

JUN

G

29

AUG

6

SEP

27

JUN

5

JUL

12

SEP

20

SEP

11

JUL

19

JUL

G

26

SEP

4

OCT

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 25 Day Summer Compass trip. See p.86 or visit our website.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Scenic excursion to Jungfrau (‘The Top of Europe’)

HOSTEL PLUS

2

MEALS

#TOPDECKER

YOUR ROUTE

12

MADRID

TOPDECKER

LONDON

121

9 DAYS FROM

1659

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

@K177Y_KAT - ANTIPASTI, ITALY

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


9 DAY | WESTERN SPIRIT

TOPDECKER

#TOPDECKER

HOTEL

122

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

ROME

16

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

ENGLAND

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Visit Pisa and see the famous Leaning Tower ++ Local guide in Florence

2 Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

2 Florence ITALY

MONACO

1

Pisa

2 French Riviera

1 FINISH

Rome

VATICAN CITY

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

215

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EESSLR

ORGANISED FOR YOU: START

London

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 27 Day Summer Fun & Sailing trip. See p.82 or visit our website.

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 12PM IN ROME S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

FINISH

26

JUN

4

JUL

17

APR

25

APR

G

30

JUN

8

JUL

G

24

APR

2

MAY

G

3

JUL

11

JUL

G

1

MAY

9

MAY

G

7

JUL

15

JUL

G

10

JUL

18

JUL

17

JUL

25

JUL

21

JUL

29

JUL

24

JUL

1

AUG

31

JUL

8

AUG

8

MAY

16

MAY

15

MAY

23

MAY

22

MAY

30

MAY

29

MAY

6

JUN

5

JUN

13

JUN

G

G

G G

9

JUN

17

JUN

G

7

AUG

15

AUG

12

JUN

20

JUN

G

14

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22

AUG

G

16

JUN

24

JUN

G

21

AUG

29

AUG

19

JUN

27

JUN

G

4

SEP

12

SEP

G

23

JUN

1

JUL

11

SEP

19

SEP

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

9 DAYS FROM

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

$

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

1929

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

@NICHOLAS_CORBETT - PARIS, FRANCE

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

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

BARCELONA

15

MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EEEDLB

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

SECTOR

191

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START

London

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

ENGLAND

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Driving tour of Barcelona

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9AM IN BARCELONA S TA R T 15

Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Avignon Pont du Gard

1

FINISH

2

APR

G G

APR

7

MAY

13

MAY

21

MAY

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

20

MAY

28

MAY

27

MAY

4

JUN

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

S TA R T

23

29

++ Bike tour of Paris ++ Scenic excursion to Jungfrau (‘The Top of Europe’) This is a sector of the 37 Day European SECTOR ++ Flamenco show trip. in Barcelona Pioneer See p.70 or visit our website..

@MAXXPOUREAU - SWISS ALPS

APR

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

2 Barcelona SPAIN

FINISH 2020

3

JUN

11

JUN

10

JUN

18

JUN

14

JUN

22

JUN

17

JUN

25

JUN

24

JUN

2

JUL

28

JUN

6

JUL

G G

FINISH

1

JUL

9

JUL

5

JUL

13

JUL

8

JUL

16

JUL

15

JUL

23

JUL

22

JUL

30

JUL

5

AUG

13

AUG

12

AUG

20

AUG

19

AUG

27

AUG

G

26

AUG

3

SEP

G

2

SEP

10

SEP

9

SEP

17

SEP

G G G G G G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 37 Day European Pioneer trip. See p.70 or visit our website.

9 DAYS FROM

$

1719

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


9 DAY | ROAD TO THE ‘DAM YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

13

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

ORGANISED FOR YOU: FINISH

Amsterdam

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

NETHERLANDS

1

++ Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower ++ Walking tour of Rome ++ Visit Pisa and see the famous Leaning Tower ++ Local guide in Florence

2 Paris

Swiss Alps

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

2

S TA R T

1 Florence START

Rome ITALY

2

VATICAN CITY

SECTOR

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

FINISH

17

JUL

25

JUL

24

APR

2

MAY

G

31

JUL

8

AUG

G

15

MAY

23

MAY

G

21

AUG

29

AUG

G

12

JUN

20

JUN

11

SEP

19

SEP

26

JUN

4

JUL

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

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

Pisa

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 4PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 10AM IN AMSTERDAM

FRANCE

SWITZERLAND

199

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EEETRA

DAY STOP

HOSTEL PLUS

AMSTERDAM

#TOPDECKER

ROME

123

This is a sector of the 14 Day The Euro Trip. See p.114 or visit our website.

9 DAYS FROM

1789

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

$

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

@ABCROTHERS - SWISS ALPS

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

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

MOSCOW

10

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EERSSM

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++

START

St Petersburg RUSSIA

1 Novgorod

FINISH

Moscow

Local Russian guide throughout Guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin and Metro Visit the State Hermitage Museum Visit the Hill of Crosses

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

This is a sector of the 37 Day Red Star Special trip. See p.72 or visit our website.

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

SECTOR

249

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 5PM IN ST PETERSBURG FINISH APPROX 9AM IN MOSCOW S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH AUG

G

25

MAY

1

JUN

G

3

AUG

10

AUG

G

8

JUN

15

JUN

G

10

AUG

17

AUG

G

22

JUN

29

JUN

G

17

AUG

24

AUG

G

6

JUL

13

JUL

G

31

AUG

7

SEP

G

20

JUL

27

JUL

G

14

SEP

21

SEP

G

2020

27

JUL

3

G= Guaranteed Departure

TOPDECKER

ST PETERSBURG

8 DAYS FROM

1989

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


8 DAY | EURO HOPPER

TOPDECKER

#TOPDECKER

HOSTEL PLUS

124 AMSTERDAM

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

ROME

11

4

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

198

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EEETAR

DAY STOP

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START

Amsterdam

START MEET AT 4PM IN AMSTERDAM FINISH APPROX 10AM IN ROME

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

NETHERLANDS

1

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Heidelberg

1

GERMANY

1 Munich

Dachau

Venice

2

FINISH

2

S TA R T

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

VATICAN CITY

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

ITALY

Rome

Orientation tour of Amsterdam Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Walking tour of Munich Visit former concentration camp Dachau Walking tours of Venice and Rome

FINISH

12

JUL

19

JUL

19

APR

26

APR

G

26

JUL

2

AUG

G

10

MAY

17

MAY

G

16

AUG

23

AUG

G

7

JUN

14

JUN

6

SEP

13

SEP

21

JUN

28

JUN

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

This is a sector of the 14 Day The Euro Trip. See p.114 or visit our website.

SECTOR

8 DAYS FROM

$

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

1579

AUD PER PERSON

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

HEIDELBERG, GERMANY

7 DAY | BOHEMIAN TRAIL PRAGUE

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

LONDON

9

MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EEFDPL

DAY STOP

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Amsterdam

FINISH

London

ENGLAND

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

2

2

++ Orientation tour of the restored city of Dresden ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

Dresden

GERMANY START

2 Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

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

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

This is a sector of the 21 Day European Getaway trip. See p.98 or visit our website.

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

SECTOR

189

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 5PM IN PRAGUE FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 18

APR

24

APR

2

MAY

8

MAY

23

MAY

29

MAY

6

JUN

12

JUN

G G G

13

JUN

19

JUN

20

JUN

26

JUN

27

JUN

3

JUL

1

JUL

7

JUL

4

JUL

10

JUL

G G

11

JUL

17

JUL

15

JUL

21

JUL

18

JUL

24

JUL

G

FINISH

25

JUL

31

JUL

1

AUG

7

AUG

5

AUG

11

AUG

8

AUG

14

AUG

15

AUG

21

AUG

22

AUG

28

AUG

5

SEP

11

SEP

19

SEP

25

SEP

26

SEP

2

OCT

3

OCT

9

OCT

17

OCT

23

OCT

31

OCT

6

NOV

G G G

G

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

7 DAYS FROM

$

1319

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

@INDIA-OLD - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


7 DAY | GREECE LIGHTNING ATHENS

8

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

HOSTEL PLUS

ATHENS

125

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EEGXAA

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Orientation tours of Mykonos and Ios ++ Hike to Paradise Beach ++ Experience the famous Ios nightlife

@DAN.JAMES.BELL - GYROS

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights in hotels upgrades, 2 nights in canvas cabins ++ Transfers from ferry ports and accommodation ++ Local Trip Leader

@LACHLANSPENCER - MYKONOS, GREECE

219

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

All items listed in 'Included Experiences' and 'Included Essentials' are included in the price of your trip. 'Optional Extras' may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@DAN.JAMES.BELL - MYKONOS, GREECE

NOTE: TO EDIT ALL THE STYLES EDIT IN CHART ABOVE

YOUR ROUTE

@JOSH_RAINE_ - IOS, GREECE

1

1 STOP & STAY

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

DAY STOP

S TA R T

START/FINISH

1

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

Athens

GREECE

Mykonos

@WANDERLUST.EXPLORE - ATHENS, GREECE

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

2

26

MAY

1

JUN

9

JUN

15

JUN

23

JUN

29

JUN

30

JUN

6

JUL

FINISH

14

JUL

20

JUL

G

28

JUL

3

AUG

11

AUG

17

AUG

G

25

AUG

31

AUG

G G

G= Guaranteed Departure

Ios

2

Looking for a sun-soaked, sea salted, party-packed adventure? Never fear – Greece Lightning is here! We’re talking seven days exploring the islands of Mykonos and Ios!

DAY 2 ATHENS TO MYKONOS. Get excited: we’re off to the one and only Mykonos. When we get there, you’ll have plenty of time to check out the charming Old Town, some picturesque churches and a photogenic windmill or two on an orientation tour. Then? The island’s yours for the taking! (B) DAY 3 MYKONOS. Ready to take a hike? Good. Today we’ll soak up the rays on a walk to Paradise Beach – and trust us, this place ain’t called ‘paradise’ for nothing. We’re talking sandy beaches, clear water, and an awesome music-filled atmosphere. (B) DAY 4 MYKONOS TO IOS. Today we’re hitting the water and moving on to the legendary island of Ios, where an orientation tour will help us get our bearings. Later, head down to the beach and bask in the gold, glowing sunset. Ummm, Santorini who? Then: dress to impress – all those bars won’t visit themselves, you know. (B)

DAY 5 IOS. Feeling a little fragile after last night? No worries. Ios has plenty of sunloungers to rest up on – and gyros can cure just about anything. If you’re feeling chipper, go for a dip, check out the local restaurants or go exploring. When you’ve had your fill of rest and relaxation, wander up the road into town and climb back aboard the bar-hopping bandwagon. (B) DAY 6 IOS TO ATHENS. Bye bye, Greek Islands – it’s all aboard the ferry and back to Athens today. But don’t shed a tear! With ancient ruins, beautiful beaches and views that you’ll swoon over, this awesome city has plenty of bucket list material to keep you occupied. Tonight, we’ll step out as a squad one last time and get teary over a farewell dinner. (B,D) DAY 7 ATHENS. Just like that, this Greece Lightning trip is over in a flash. Fill up on one last breakfast with the crew, then hug it out and hit the road. (B)

TOPDECKER

DAY 1 ATHENS. This trip is Cycladic. It’s charismatic. It’s all-round fantastic. Why, it’s Greece Lightning! Touch down in Athens and prepare for the Greekest week of your life. This is gonna be EPIC. Meet the group, tuck into your first dinner as a bonafide #Topdecker, and let the fun begin! (D)

7 DAYS FROM

1529

$

AUD PER PERSON Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


SAILING

126

SAILING BRIGHT BLUE WATERS, STUNNING BEACHES AND MORE HIDDEN GEMS THAN YOU CAN SHAKE A SNORKEL AT. Yep, our Sailing trips are pretty much what dreams are made of! The only question is, which of our awesome destinations will you choose – Croatia or Turkey?

ACCOMMODATION MOTORISED SHIPS/ TURKISH GULETS

TRIP LENGTH 8 DAYS

ROOM T YPES TWIN/DOUBLE @RACCCCHHHHH - SAILING IN CROATIA


CROATIA SAILING - MERIDIJAN SHIP

@ RACCCCHHHHH - CROATIA SAILING

TURKEY SAILING - ALATURKA BOAT

PAGE

8 DAY

| TURKISH SUMMER SAILING

128

8 DAY

| BODRUM SAILING

129

8 DAY

| CROATIAN RIVIERA

132

8 DAY

| DUBROVNIK DREAMS

134

8 DAY

| ADRIATIC SUNSETS

136

NEW!

127 127 SAILING HOTEL

DAYS | TRIP NAME


8 DAY | TURKISH SUMMER SAILING

SAILING

128

FETHIYE

FETHIYE

20

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: ESTGFF

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++

Sail the scenic Turkish coastline Swim and snorkel in the Aegean Sea Watch the sunset on St Nicholas Island Visit the sunken city of Kekova

TURKISH GULET

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches, (L) 7 dinners (D) ++ Afternoon tea (coffee, tea and snacks) ++ 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin or double) on a motorised cruising gulet ++ Snorkelling equipment available to use ++ Harbour and marina fees ++ Local qualified captain and crew ++ Topdeck Representative

FIRNAZ BAY, TURKEY

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

SIMENA, TURKEY

Paragliding in Ölüdeniz Sunset yoga aboard the boat Visit Butterfly Valley Introduction to scuba diving in Kaş Visit the ghost town of Kayakoy

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

TURKEY SAILING

START/FINISH

180

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

1 STOP & STAY

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

Fethiye

1 1 Tarzan Bay 1 St Nicholas

TURKEY

Island

Gokkaya Bay

Firnaz Bay

Aperlai Bay

1

START MEET AT 3PM IN FETHIYE FINISH APPROX 9AM IN FETHIYE

1

1

1

Kaş S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

FINISH

18

JUL

25

JUL

30

MAY

6

JUN

G

25

JUL

1

AUG

6

JUN

13

JUN

G

1

AUG

8

AUG

15

AUG

22

AUG

G

22

AUG

29

AUG

13

JUN

20

JUN

20

JUN

27

JUN

27

JUN

4

JUL

29

AUG

5

SEP

4

JUL

11

JUL

5

SEP

12

SEP

11

JUL

18

JUL

G= Guaranteed Departure

TOPDECKER

PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRIP WAS PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS ‘BLUE LAGOONS’.

8 DAYS FROM

1439

$

AUD PER PERSON

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

@TEACHINGBETWEENTHELINES - FETHIYE, TURKEY

G

G

Put the wind back in your sails with eight sun-soaked days in Turkey – complete with endless blue skies, translucent waters and so much rest time you’ll forget what it’s like to be vertical. DAY 1 FETHIYE TO TARZAN BAY. Today is officially speak-like-a-pirate day. No swabbing the deck today me hearties, just lots of planking (read: sunbathing). Kick back and soak up the rays of the Mediterranean on the way to our first anchorage: Tarzan Bay. (D) DAY 2 TARZAN BAY TO ST NICHOLAS ISLAND. There’s no such thing as too much of a good thing! Next up: the Blue Lagoon. It’s officially the most photographed beach in Europe, so charge your camera and get ready for some serious #travelenvy shots. Another cheeky sunset snap at St Nicholas Island and you’ll have no Facebook friends left. (B,L,D) DAY 3 ST NICHOLAS ISLAND TO KAŞ. First stop: Aquarium Bay (expectations set). Then, it’s on to Kaş to check out the local markets. Time to stock up on mouthwatering Turkish delight, textiles and as much silver jewellery as your body has room for! Once your wallet is officially empty, jump back aboard for a dinner extravaganza. This is the life! (B,L,D) DAY 4 KAŞ TO APERLAI BAY. Bring on next level relaxation. Today we’ll crank up some island-hopping tunes and check out the waters around Limanagzi and Üçağız. This evening, there’s a chill session at Aperlai Bay to look forward to. Shisha, anyone? (B,L,D)

DAY 5 APERLAI BAY TO GOKKAYA BAY. Today we float past the sunken city of Kekova (keep your eyes peeled for the adorable turtles that call this place home). Next up: sink your teeth into some optional castle vibes at Simena before we round off the day in Gokkaya Bay. (B,L,D) DAY 6 GOKKAYA BAY TO FIRNAZ BAY. We’ll set sail for Hidayet Bay this morning – where we’ll be rewarded with hidden treasure (in the form of crystal-clear water and a well-deserved swim). Today’s final destination? Firnaz Bay. Let’s make this one a night to remember! (B,L,D) DAY 7 FIRNAZ BAY TO FETHIYE. Rub shoulders with the jet-setters at Gemiler Beach or step back in time with an optional trip to the ancient ghost town of Kayaköy. Jump on dry land for some fresh gözleme, then hop back on board to get ready for one last night of partying. (B,L,D) DAY 8 FETHIYE. Your Turkish Summer Sailing adventure may end today, but there’s no reason why you can’t find another ship to stow away on and do it all over again. Life’s a beach, right? (B) THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS


NEW TRIP

8 DAY | BODRUM SAILING BODRUM

20

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

SAILING

BODRUM

129

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: ESTXBB

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Sail the scenic Turkish coastline ++ Swim and snorkel in the Aegean Sea ++ Visit the Byzantine ruins at Kisebükü

TURKEY SAILING

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin or double) on a motorised cruising gulet ++ Snorkelling equipment available to use ++ Harbour and marina fees ++ Local qualified captain and crew ++ Topdeck Representative

BODRUM, TURKEY

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Dalyan Delta tour ++ Etrim village tour ++ Visit Turtle Beach

TURKISH LAMB KEBAB

YOUR ROUTE

TURKEY SNORKELLING

1 STOP & STAY

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

DAY STOP

START MEET AT 3.30PM IN BODRUM MARINA FINISH APPROX 9AM IN BODRUM MARINA

START/FINISH

Bodrum

TURKEY

Kissebükü

1 1 Pabucburnu Orak Island

194

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

1

Kufre Bay

1

Okluk Bay

1

Çökertme

English 1 Harbour Ayinda

Sedir Island

1

Ballı Su

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 13

JUN

20

JUN

27

JUN

4

JUL

11

JUL

18

JUL

G

FINISH

25

JUL

1

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8

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Ready to take on the Turkish coastline in all its scenic glory? Then slap on the sunscreen and join us as we hit up some of the most beautiful bays you ever did see (heart eyes emoji).

DAY 2 BODRUM TO KÜFRE BAY. Today we’ll wave bye-bye to Bodrum and move on our next scenic pitstop: Orak Island. It’s a tough life, huh? Later on, we’ll drop anchor in pine-scented Küfre Bay, where you can take a wander through the forest (whose trees are used to produce myrrh, FYI). Who knew? (B,L,D) DAY 3 KÜFRE BAY TO BALLI SU. Today, we’ve got two stops to make: the quaint fishing village of Tuzla Bay, and the pristine turquoise waters of Longoz Bay. Never want the nautical fun to end? Worry not. You’ll have plenty more opportunities to get your vitamin sea (LOL) in Ballı Su tonight. (B,L,D) DAY 4 BALLI SU TO OKLUK BAY. Hoist the sails! Sedir Island is calling. According to local legend, the imaginatively named ‘Cleopatra Beach’ is the romantic spot where Cleopatra met Marc Antony. If that’s not enough to get you swooning, just wait until we arrive in Okluk Bay. With natural beauty like this, the chances of finding love at first sight are high! (B,L,D)

DAY 5 OKLUK BAY TO AYINDA. First today: we’ll drop anchor in beautiful English Harbour (where British naval vessels secretly sheltered during WWII). Then: off to Ayinda we go! (B,L,D) DAY 6 AYINDA TO KISEBÜKÜ. Next stop, Çökertme! Did you know that this place is the subject of a Turkish folk song that dates wayyyyy back to the Ottoman times? You do now! Later on, we’ll shine the spotlight on Kisebükü – an idyllic cove that’s famous for its Byzantine monasteries. Good news – we’ll be checking out the ruins this afternoon, so get ready to make your camera roll pop! (B,L,D) DAY 7 KISEBÜKÜ TO BODRUM. First things first: practise pronouncing ‘Pabucburnu’, ‘cos we’ll be checking it out on our way back to Bodrum. Struggling? No worries. You might be able to enlist the help of a local on today’s optional tour of Etrim village! Tonight, there’s one last dinner with the crew to look forward to. No, you’re crying. (B,L,D) DAY 8 BODRUM. Oh, Turkey – what a time we’ve had! One more breakfast, then it’s time to go it alone. Same time next year? (B) THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS

TOPDECKER

DAY 1 BODRUM. Are. You. Ready? The land of baklava, Turkish delight and doner kebabs awaits! Meet your new Topdeck fam and kick off your bayhopping adventure in Bodrum – where we’ve got an orientation tour all lined up for you. It’s another sun-soaked day on the Turkish Coast! (D)

8 DAYS FROM

$

1549

AUD PER PERSON

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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Croatia Sailing Croatia + sailing = what dreams are made of. Tick off the big names of Dubrovnik and Hvar and get ready for stunning sunsets, plenty of swim stops and heaps of time to explore. You're not gonna want to miss this.




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CLASS | PREMIUM ROOM T YPES » »TWIN/DOUBLE CABIN WITH EN-SUITE ROUTES » »DUBROVNIK TO DUBROVNIK » »DUBROVNIK TO SPLIT » »SPLIT TO DUBROVNIK » »SPLIT TO SPLIT MAX LOAD » »36 PASSENGERS

INCLUSIONS » » Air-conditioned cabins » » Hot and cold buffet breakfasts » » Daily three-course lunches » » Loads of deck space for lounging » » Unlimited drinking water » » Daily fresh fruit basket » » Change of linen and towels during the week » » Local port tax

CL ASS | TRADITIONAL EN-SUITE PLUS ROOM T YPES » »TWIN/DOUBLE CABIN WITH EN-SUITE ROUTES » »SPLIT TO SPLIT

INCLUSIONS » » Air-conditioned cabins » » Daily buffet breakfasts » » Daily three-course lunches » » Unlimited drinking water » » Local port tax

MAX LOAD » »24 PASSENGERS

CLASS | TRADITIONAL EN-SUITE

ROUTES » »SPLIT TO SPLIT » »DUBROVNIK TO SPLIT » »SPLIT TO DUBROVNIK » »DUBROVNIK TO DUBROVNIK MAX LOAD » »30 PASSENGERS

INCLUSIONS » » Daily buffet breakfasts » » Daily three-course lunches » » Unlimited drinking water » » Local port tax

TOPDECKER

ROOM T YPES » »TWIN/DOUBLE CABIN WITH EN-SUITE


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 ASHLEE

LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF MY TRIP! CREW WERE AWESOME, GREAT FOOD, PARTIES AND PEOPLE.

Go where the calm seas gently lap at the shores of picturesque islands and delicious food is as abundant as the sunshine: the Dalmatian Coast. The only problem? You’ll never want to leave! DAY 1 SPLIT TO MILNA. Swap some cash for kuna, put your bags on your bunk and hit the big blue. After setting sail from Split, we’ll dock at the sleepy fishing village of Milna – where we’ll dig into an optional dinner with the gang. You’ll all be shipmates in no time! (L) DAY 2 MILNA TO HVAR. Anchors up and motor on this morning, with a few swim stops en route. First stop: Hvar, the self-proclaimed ‘sunniest spot in Europe’ with a supposed 2,715 hours of sunlight in an average year. Lather up the sunscreen – ain’t nobody got time to burn when we have a night on the town to look forward to! (B,L)

TOPDECKER

SPLIT

DAY 3 HVAR TO KORČULA. Vineyard and olive grovedotted Korčula is up next! Ready for some supremely chilled vibes? You’ve come to the right place! Get your bearings of the fish shaped street plan, then brave the steep ladder at the 15th-century towerturned-cocktail bar for drinks with a view. (B,L) DAY 4 KORČULA TO DUBROVNIK. Today: Dubrovnik. Beyoncé and Jay-Z fell crazy in love with it – and if you’re into Game of Thrones you’re sure to find your

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

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START/FINISH

Split

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1 1 Mljet

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inner fanboy/girl. Soak it all up with a stroll along the top of the 1,940 metre-long city walls, then grab a beer and watch the sun go down. (B,L)

DAY 5 DUBROVNIK TO MLJET. If you had 99 problems, Dubrovnik probably took care of a few. Today it’s on to Mljet – which, despite its lack of vowels, is pretty spesh. While you’re here, why not head out to see the breathtaking National Park? With beautiful lakes, beaches and caves, this is one optional activity you won’t wanna miss. Then: the afternoon is on your watch, so feel free to spend it as you wish. (B,L) DAY 6 MLJET TO MAKARSKA. Time to trim the sails again! Today we’ll set a course for the Makarska Riviera, one of the best unsung holiday spots in Europe. Check out the town, then brace yourself for tonight’s party at the infamous grotto club: Deep.

Caves have never been so cool! (B,L)

DAY 7 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. Opt in to go ziplining across the Cetina Gorge before we sail back to Split for another round of awesomeness. Yes, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage city – and yes, it has an abundance of Roman architecture. Pro tip: round off your day behind the 1700-year-old walls of Diocletian’s Palace (if it’s good enough for an emperor, odds are you’ll rate it too). (B,L) DAY 8 SPLIT. Anchors down for a final breakfast. Swap contact details with your new #Topdeckfam and start planning your next adventure! (B) THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS THIS TRIP WILL DOCK IN EITHER HVAR OR STARI GRAD DEPENDING ON LOCAL CONDITIONS


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TRIP CODE: ESCZSS/ESCNSS/ESCDSS/ESCMSS

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@ALISSASMITH - KORČULA, CROATIA

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME @EZZIBUNN

Sail the scenic Croatian coastline Visit Hvar Fortress (entrance not included) Walking tour of Korčula Old Town Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Dubrovnik and Split

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) ++ Unlimited drinking water ++ 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin or double) on a motorised boat ++ Local qualified captain and crew ++ Local port tax ++ Topdeck Representative

- OPTIONAL -



SEA KAYAKING

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IN DUBROVNIK

OPTIONAL EXTRAS @kizfitnessandhealth - Milna, Croatia

++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Ziplining in Split ++ Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik ++ Captain’s Dinner on board the boat

194

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

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TOPDECKER

S TA R T

@WANDERS_OF_G - SPLIT, CROATIA

8 DAYS FROM

$

1549

AUD PER PERSON @BRYDANTONER - HVAR, CROATIA

@LEXHENDRY - MLJET, CROATIA

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


8 DAY | DUBROVNIK DREAMS

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WI-FI

 TARRYN:

A GREAT TRIP, WHERE NEW FRIENDS BECAME LIKE FAMILY.

Dreaming of spending your days switching from on-board sunbathing to on-shore exploring? Then join us on this incredible round trip from Dubrovnik and see where the swell takes you... DAY 1 DUBROVNIK TO MLJET. Meet your fellow Topdeckers in the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik and get ready for an epic eight days! Everyone’s a first mate today as we trim the sails and set a course for the island of Mljet. Your responsibilities include swimming, improving your tan and counting shades of blue. This evening, there’s the option to clink glasses with your new Topdeck brethren at a BBQ dinner aboard the boat. Here’s to a life on the ocean wave! (L)

@RACCCCHHHHH - DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

Split

1 CROATIA

1

Makarska

1 Hvar Korčula

1 1 Mljet

Šipan

1 START/FINISH

Dubrovnik

DAY 2 MLJET TO MAKARSKA. Welcome to the glitz and sunshine of the Croatian Riviera. Laze around on pebbled beaches, get a sea-side massage and channel your inner high-roller! You can go parasailing or jet skiing here too if that’s more your style. Later, we party pirate style – so dust off your finest eyepatch and striped shirt, and practise your best ‘arrrr’. Ever raved in a cave? Tonight is your night! (B,L)

DAY 4 SPLIT TO HVAR. From one slice of island paradise to another. Today we’ll head to Hvar Fortress for Instagrammable views then make our way to a beach front bar for a groovy afternoon (aka one big, sandy dancefloor). Dress to impress tonight: we’re hitting the town! Why not grab your Topdeck BFFs and seize the night (or early morning) at Carpe Diem. Two words: island nightclub. When in Croatia! (B,L)

DAY 3 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. First up: we’ve got an adrenalin-pumping optional activity for you: get some aerial thrills ziplining across the Cetina Gorge. Awww yeah! Next stop is Split, where Roman and Venetian architecture contrasts with communist blocks from Tito’s reign. Make like a local with a drink in the main square tonight or wrap your taste buds around a yummy seafood dish at a restaurant on the esplanade. (B,L)

DAY 5 HVAR TO KORČULA. Get out that compass and set a course for Korčula – the birthplace of Marco Polo (quick facts). Once we arrive, get your bearings on a walking tour then head up a 15thcentury tower for some epic views and #fresh cocktails. Trust us, the steep ladder climb is worth it! Dinner tonight is up to you. Our pick? Tuck into peka at a local restaurant (alll that slow roasted

TOPDECKER

1

goodness!). Later on, don’t miss the chance to see the locals showing off their cutting edge version of the two-step. (B,L)

DAY 6 KORČULA TO ŠIPAN. Today we hit the sleepy town of Šipan for all the chilled vibes. This afternoon is yours to swim, relax or explore the cute fishing village. After an optional Captain’s dinner aboard the boat, we recommend pulling up a picnic blanket, grabbing a glass of the town’s famous Dingac wine and watching the stars ignite the sky. This is the life. (B,L) DAY 7 ŠIPAN TO DUBROVNIK. Get excited – Dubrovnik is on the horizon! Beyoncé and Jay-Z fell crazy in love with it, and if you’re into Game of Thrones you’re sure to find your inner fanboy on an optional tour. Why not soak up Dubrovnik’s unique vibes with a stroll along the top of the 1,940 metre


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TRIP CODE: ESCLDD/ESCSDD

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@JESSICASTEPANKOVSKI - MAKARSKA,CROATIA

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) ++ Unlimited drinking water ++ 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin or double) on a motorised boat ++ Local qualified captain and crew ++ Local port tax ++ Topdeck Representative

- INCLUDED -

WALKING

TOUR OF KORČULA OLD TOWN

++ Sail the scenic Croatian coastline ++ Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed destinations Dubrovnik and Split ++ Visit Hvar Fortress (entrance not included) ++ Walking tour of Korčula Old Town

OPTIONAL EXTRAS @Racccchhhhh - Sailing, Croatia

++ Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik ++ Entrance to Mljet National Park

234

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ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

long city walls? Some optional sea kayaking around the city walls will put the cherry on the cake today. It’s your last night with the crew so make sure it counts! Quick, get one last group photo. (B,L)

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

DAY 8 DUBROVNIK. Swap contact details with your shipmates and plan your next adventure – we’re outta here after breakfast. Not ready to leave? We don’t blame you! Come talk to us about another eight days sailing the Croatian Islands. (B)

START MEET AT 11AM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROX 9AM IN DUBROVNIK

CLASS | TRADITIONAL EN-SUITE S TA R T

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THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS THIS TRIP WILL DOCK IN EITHER HVAR OR STARI GRAD DEPENDING ON LOCAL CONDITIONS

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@RACCCCHHHHH - CROATIA SAILING

TOPDECKER

@WANDER.LIV - MAKARSKA, CROATIA

8 DAYS FROM

1869

$ @DAN.JAMES.BELL - FISH AND CHIPS

@EZZIBUNN -KORČULA, CROATIA

AUD PER PERSON


8 D A Y | A D R I AT I C S U N S E T S

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14

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WI-FI

 STEPHANIE:

BEST TOUR GUIDE AND GROUP IN THE WORLD! I WOULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN IF I COULD!

Water so translucent you can see your toes. Days spent relaxing on the deck under the sun. Ancient towns with views fit for a desktop screen saver. Yep, Adriatic life is pretty sweet! DAY 1 SPLIT TO STARI GRAD. All aboard! Who’s ready for an epic eight days sailing the Adriatic? After meeting your fellow Topdeckers in Split, it’s off the mooring line and on to our first stop: Stari Grad. We’ll stop for a swim and frolic in the crystal blue waters along the way – floaties included. Tonight, why not clink glasses and get to know the gang over an optional welcome dinner aboard the boat? You’ll all be friends in no time! (L) DAY 2 STARI GRAD TO HVAR. This morning we’ll set a course for Hvar, one of Croatia’s glittering gems AND playground to the likes of Tom Cruise, Ellen DeGeneres and Prince Harry (just to name a few). Today we’ll check out Hvar’s famous fortress, cathedral and square before we go to town on an included night out. Our drink recommendation? Try a mist-mash (it involves red wine and Fanta. Best not ask). (B,L)

TOPDECKER

DUBROVNIK

DAY 3 HVAR TO BOL. Next up today: Bol. Need more beach in your life? You’ve come to the right place! If you’ve got itchy feet, you’re in luck, too. You’ve got a free day to do as you please, so dust off that camera and go for a wander. All of those

- INCLUDED -

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

START/FINISH

Split

1 1 Hvar

1

Bol

CROATIA

1

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Stari Grad

1

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Mljet

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Dubrovnik

pretty stone houses and brightly coloured flowers won’t take photos of themselves, now, will they? If you fancy it, you can even opt in for a wine tasting session. Raised pinkies at the ready! (B,L)

DAY 4 BOL TO MAKARSKA. Time to set a course for the Makarska Riviera, one of the best unsung holiday spots in Europe. The day’s all yours to stroll the pretty promenade, indulge in some adventurous activities (think: parasailing, hiking and jet skiing), or simply lounge about on the pebbly beach. Don’t forget to ask your Sailing Rep for some dinner recommendations – the seafood here is ridiculously good. Tonight, we’ll don our best swords and eye patches for a party pirate-style. Arrrr. (B,L) DAY 5 MAKARSKA TO KORČULA. Today we’ll set a course for Korčula, where we’ll hit the cobblestone alleys on a walking tour. Wander the old town

markets for some souvenirs, get a photo on the stairs of the city’s main gate or check out the Marco Polo museum. Later on, there’s plenty of time to climb your way to the top of an old-school cathedral tower to savour some views and a cocktail (or two). Tonight, fill your bellies with all the slow-roasted goodness of peka. Yum! (B,L)

DAY 6 KORČULA TO MLJET. Another day in paradise. Get a dose of serenity on an optional National Park visit to breathe in all that fresh, pinescented air. While you’re here why not boat it over to St Mary Island to visit the resident donkeys? You can hire a bike if you’re feeling a bit adventurous or just laze by the aquamarine lakes with a good book. Bliss. Tonight, we’ll round off the day with an optional Captain’s dinner with the gang. (B,L)


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TRIP CODE: ESCMSD/ESCMDS/ESCOSD/ ESCODS/ESCNSD/ESCNDS/ESCSSD/ESCSDS

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@COZIISME - HVAR, CROATIA

++ Sail the scenic Croatian coastline ++ Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed destinations Dubrovnik and Split ++ Visit Hvar Fortress (entrance not included) ++ Walking tour of Korčula Old Town

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) ++ Unlimited drinking water ++ 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin or double) on a motorised boat ++ Local qualified captain and crew ++ Local port tax ++ Topdeck Representative

@JAMESMHANCOCK - SAILING, CROATIA



ENTRY TO

MLJET

OPTIONAL EXTRAS Sailing, Croatia

NATIONAL PARK DAY 7 MLJET TO DUBROVNIK. Game of Thrones fans get excited – Dubrovnik is up next! Soak up the awesomeness of a Mljet sunrise, before we cram one last swim stop in for all the underwater selfies. Today’s optional extras will knock your socks off! Try sea kayaking around the city walls, or get amongst the Kings Landing vibes with a GOT tour. Tonight, we’ll be hitting the town for one last soirée with the gang so you’d better make it count! Party in the city walls, anyone? (B,L)

++ Welcome BBQ and Captain’s Dinner on board the boat ++ Wine tasting experience in Bol ++ Entrance to Mljet National Park ++ Sea Kayaking in Dubrovnik ++ Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik

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ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

DAY 8 DUBROVNIK. Pack your bags, me hearties! We’re out of here after breakfast. Quick! Grab one last #boatlife pic with your Topdeck BFF. Not ready to leave? Come talk to us about another awesome adventure – the Balkans are just around the corner, you know! (B)

START

11AM IN SPLIT (ESCNSD, ESCOSD, ESCSSD, ESCMSD) OR 11AM IN DUBROVNIK (ESCNDS, ESCODS, ESCSDS, ESCMDS)

FINISH

APPROX 9AM IN DUBROVNIK (ESCNSD, ESCOSD, ESCSSD, ESCMSD) OR 9AM IN SPLIT (ESCNDS, ESCODS, ESCSDS, ESCMDS)

CLASS | TRADITIONAL EN-SUITE S TA R T

FINISH

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THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND MOORING CONDITIONS HEADS UP! THIS TRIP ALSO GOES IN REVERSE (DUBROVNIK TO SPLIT). VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

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TOPDECKER

S TA R T

8 DAYS FROM

1699

$ MLJET NATIONAL PARK, CROATIA

@WANDER.LIV - DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

AUD PER PERSON


LIMITED EDITION

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EUROPE IS FULL OF ICONIC CULTURAL EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES.

Why not tick some off that bucket list with one of our Limited Edition trips? From music festivals to sailing, historical trips and street parties, these once-in-alifetime experiences are like nothing else.

ACCOMMODATION 3+ STAR HOTELS/MOTORISED SHIPS/HOSTELS

TRIP LENGTH 4-17 DAYS

ROOM T YPES TWIN/DOUBLE/ MULTI-SHARE @IMTWEST - OKTOBERFEST, GERMANY


@EZZIBUNN - SAILING, CROATIA

@CAROLYN.TRAVELS - GALLIPOLI, TURKEY

OKTOBERFEST, GERMANY

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What better way to round off a week of sailing and sun-worshipping in Croatia than by raising a stein to your adventures at the mighty Oktoberfest? This is one for the history books! DAY 1 SPLIT TO MILNA. Meet your fellow Oktoberfest enthusiasts in Split and prepare to hit the high seas! Are. You. Ready? Tonight, get to know your soon-to-be-bffs over an optional BBQ dinner on deck. Next stop, Milna. (L) DAY 2 MILNA TO HVAR. Anchors up and off we go with a few swim stops en route. Final stop: Hvar, the self-proclaimed ‘sunniest spot in Europe’ with a supposed 2,715 hours of sunlight in an average year. We’ve got a visit to the medieval Hvar Fortress on the agenda *cue seriously incred views*. Later, we’ll hit Hula Hula beach bar for a bevvie (or two). (B,L) DAY 3 HVAR TO KORČULA. Marco… Polo. A game of particular relevance in this mini Dubrovnik! Get your bearings of the fish shaped street plan, then brave the steep ladder at the 15th-century tower-turnedcocktail bar for drinks with a view. (B,L) DAY 4 KORČULA TO DUBROVNIK. Today: Dubrovnik. Beyoncé and Jay-Z fell crazy in love with it – and if Game of Thrones is your thing you’re sure to find your inner fanboy/girl. Soak it all up with a stroll along the top of the 1,940 metre-long city walls or take to the water with an optional sea kayaking experience. Tonight, grab a cold beer and snag a front row seat for the sunset. This is livin’, Barry! (B,L)

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DAY 5 DUBROVNIK TO MLJET. We’re cruising on to the lush island of Mljet today. With an optional visit to the National Park on the cards, this place is sure to impress! Spend the afternoon soaking up the serenity and sunshine or boat it over to St Mary Island to visit the resident donkeys. Later, rock up to an optional Captain’s dinner and tuck into a feast of epic proportions with the gang. (B,L) DAY 6 MLJET TO MAKARSKA. Makarska Riviera next, one of the best unsung holiday spots in Europe. You’ve got the day to take advantage of allllll the hiking, paragliding, windsurfing and mountain biking if that’s your jam. Or, sit back and relax beach-side – it’s your day, your way! Later, brace yourself for a party at the infamous grotto club, Deep. Caves never seemed so cool! (B,L)

MUNICH

25

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

@IMTWEST - OKTOBERFEST, GERMANY

FINISH

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

Munich

DAY STOP

GERMANY

1

Salzburg

AUSTRIA

Ljubljana SLOVENIA

2

2

Zagreb CROATIA

START

Split

1

1

Split

CROATIA

1

Milna

1

Zadar

Makarska

1

Hvar Korčula

1 1 Mljet

FINISH

1

Dubrovnik

DAY 7 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. Seize the chance to zipline across the Cetina Gorge before we sail back to Split for more awesomeness. Yes, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage city – and yes, it has an abundance of Roman architecture. Get the full run-down on an optional walking tour before you finish off your day behind the 1700-year-old walls of Diocletian’s Palace. If it’s good enough for an emperor, odds are you’ll rate it too. (B,L) DAY 8 SPLIT TO ZADAR. We’re swapping sails for wheels today as we make our way up the Dalmatian Coast to the walled city of Zadar. But first, a quick stop in Nadin for a cheeky wine tasting – cheers to that! Hear the sounds of the sea? The Sea Organ is a quirky art installation that sits among Zadar’s eclectic mix of Roman ruins and public art. After an orientation tour with your awesome Trip Leader, don’t forget to check it out! (B,D)

DAY 9 ZADAR TO ZAGREB. Say hello to Croatia’s capital: Zagreb. Partial to a bit of architecture, food, culture and music? Good news! Zagreb is, too. This city is made for strolling, so hit the cobblestones and see how many medieval reptile statues you can spot. Rumour has it that a cursed snake queen is buried in the mountain fortress. Medusa, dat you? (B) DAY 10 ZAGREB. Aww yeah – another free day to explore. Whether you’re a skeptic or a hopeless romantic, Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships is as quirky as it is unique! Later, why not head to Dolac market (affectionately named by the locals ‘The Belly of Zagreb’) for some local eats? (B) DAY 11 ZAGREB TO LJUBLJANA. Onwards to Ljubljana (lyoob-lya-nah). Ljubljana Castle and Old Town have been waiting for you to visit since Celtic times. After an orientation tour with your awesome


LIMITED EDITION

141

TRIP CODE: ELOCSU

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@BB_BARBORA - MUNICH, GERMANY

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

@EZZIBUNN

SAIL THE

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

OPTIONAL EXTRAS @imtwest - Oktoberfest, Germany

Ziplining in Split Captain’s dinner on board Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik Game of Thrones Tour in Dubrovnik

279

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

Trip Leader it’s time to check out the nightlife. Trust us, it’s pretty special. (B)

DAY 12 LJUBLJANA. Castles, endless sunflower fields and green rolling hills: Slovenia’s capital is yours to explore. Tonight: anyone up for vino with a side of live music and underground art installations? (B)

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 11AM IN SPLIT FINISH APPROX 10AM IN MUNICH

DAY 13 LJUBLJANA TO SALZBURG. Join your crew mates in a rendition of ‘The Sound of Music’ as we roll into Austria today. Go for Baroque (LOL) as you take a wander around the fairytale city where Mozart was born. After an included dinner, hit the pavement in search of the best apple strudel you can find. And... go! (B,D) DAYS 14-17 SALZBURG TO MUNICH. You’re finally here! Welcome to the city where beer is officially considered a food. Check off the sights on a walking tour, then slide on your lederhosen and get ready for three unforgettable nights at the jolliest festival around: Oktoberfest. You’ll be table dancing in no time. Prost! (B) (B) (B) (B)

++ ++ ++ ++

S TA R T

FINISH 2020

5

SEP

21

SEP

19

SEP

5

OCT

@LEXHENDRY - SPLIT, CROATIA

TOPDECKER



7 nights sailing in Croatia Walking tour of Munich and Salzburg Join the Oktoberfest celebrations Hvar Fortress Visit (entrance not included) Nights out in Hvar and Markaska

++ 16 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin) on a motorised boat, 9 nights in hotels (twin or double) ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Local qualified captain and crew ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

- INCLUDED -

SCENIC CROATIAN COASTLINE

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

17 DAYS FROM

4739

$

AUD PER PERSON @WELSHYEATS - PORK KNUCKLE, GERMANY

@WELSHYEATS - OKTOBERFEST, GERMANY

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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142

DUBROVNIK

BUDAPEST

24

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: ELZCDH

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

3-day ticket to Sziget Festival Hvar Fortress visit (entrance not included) Nights out in Hvar and Makarska Budapest driving tour Visit Mostar

@LIFEOFMIKS - SZIGET FESTIVAL, HUNGARY

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 15 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in an en-suite cabin (twin) on a motorised boat, 8 nights in hotels (twin or double) ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Local qualified captain and crew ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

266

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

@MAX_POUREAU - SZIGET FESTIVAL, HUNGARY

@CAITLIN.BROOK - SZIGET FESTIVAL, HUNGARY

@FERNANDOTOD23 - MOSTAR, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

Split

FINISH

1 START MEET AT 11AM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROX 9AM IN BUDAPEST

1 FINISH 9

Sziget

Makarska

1

2020 JUL

4

CROATIA

S TA R T 25

Budapest

HUNGARY

AUG

PLEASE NOTE THE DATES AND ITINERARY OF THIS TRIP ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL THE SZIGET FESTIVAL 2020 DATES HAVE BEEN RELEASED.

Hvar Korčula

2 Belgrade

1

SERBIA

Mostar 2 Sarajevo

1 Mljet

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

1

Šipan

1

Dubrovnik CROATIA

START

Dubrovnik

Say hello to the ultimate holiday mash-up! We’re talking eight sweet days of sailing in Croatia followed by a road trip to the legendary Sziget festival. It doesn’t get better than this! DAY 1 DUBROVNIK TO MLJET. Make your way to Dubrovnik and meet up with your fellow festivalgoers. Ready to set sail? Next stop: Mljet. If you’re a nature lover, why not opt in to pay a visit to Mljet National Park? (L)

TOPDECKER

DAY 2 MLJET TO MAKARSKA. Rise and shine – it’s another sun-drenched day in Croatia! Today we move on to the Makarska Riviera – one of the best unsung holiday spots in Europe. (B,L) DAY 3 MAKARSKA TO SPLIT. After a spot of optional ziplining, it’s time to make like a banana and Split. Yes, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage city, and yes, it has an abundance of Roman architecture. (B,L)

16 DAYS FROM

4249

$

AUD PER PERSON for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAY 4 SPLIT TO HVAR. See ya later, Split! Today we’re moving on to Hvar, the self-proclaimed ‘sunniest spot in Europe’ – with a supposed 2,715 hours of sunlight in an average year. Best whip out the sunscreen! (B,L) DAY 5 HVAR TO KORČULA. Our next stop is Korčula, the home of Massimo – an infamous cocktail bar built in the turret of a 15th-century tower. A steep ladder climb will reward you with epic views and delicious bevs! (B,L) DAY 6 KORČULA TO ŠIPAN. Today we’ll hit the sleepy town of Šipan, where we’ll have the afternoon to

swim and relax. Tonight, pull up a picnic blanket and grab a glass of the town’s famous Dingac wine. Živjeli! (B,L)

DAY 7 ŠIPAN TO DUBROVNIK. Back to Dubrovnik today. Work on your tan at the beach (or get involved in some optional kayaking), then grab a front row seat for the sunset. It’s our last night on the boat, so make the most of it! (B) DAYS 8-9 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO. Shaking off it’s tragic past, Sarajevo is now a flourishing European city. En route, we’ll make a stop at Mostar to visit the famous Stari Most bridge. And tomorrow? The day is yours! (B,D) (B) DAYS 10-11 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE. Just try and tear your eyes away from all the amazing views as we take the scenic route from Sarajevo to Belgrade. History your thing? Jump on a walking tour. (B,D) (B) DAYS 12-16 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST. We finally made it to Budapest! Time to show Sziget a thing or two. Prep your party pants – this is going to be a wild ride. Think: theatre, street food, folk dancing, beaches, sports and amusements. And when you find the chance, there’s always that whole music thing... (B,D) (B) (B) (B) (B)


14 D A Y | A N Z A C D AY E X P E D I T I O N ISTANBUL

16

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

LIMITED EDITION

ISTANBUL

143

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: ELAXII

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@BECFREEMAN23 - FETHIYE, TURKEY

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

++ Attend the Anzac Cove Dawn Service ++ Opportunity to attend the Australian and New Zealand memorial services ++ Walking tour of Istanbul ++ Cruise on the Bosphorus Strait ++ Visit the ruins at Hierapolis-Pamukkale ++ Visit Pergamon Acropolis

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

@TAYLAREM - GALLIPOLI, TURKEY

++ 12 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 12 nights in hotels (twin-share), 1 night under the stars at Anzac Cove ++ Modern air-conditioned coach ++ Commemorative hoodie ++ Awesome Trip Leader and local guide

START/FINISH

Istanbul

TURKEY

1 2

159

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

1 Gallipoli Eskişehir 1

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

Ayvalık 1 Cappadocia 2

START MEET AT 4PM IN ISTANBUL FINISH APPROX 10AM IN ISTANBUL S TA R T

Pamukkale

2 Kuşadası Fethiye 2

FINISH 2020

13

APR

26

G

APR

G= Guaranteed Departure

1 Antalya Saklikent Gorge

From checking out the Blue Mosque in Istanbul and soaking up the sun in Fethiye to joining the crowds paying their respects at ANZAC Cove, this trip through Turkey ticks all the boxes.

DAY 2 ISTANBUL. This morning, prep your peepers for the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Later on, kick back on a Bosphorus river cruise. (B) DAY 3 ISTANBUL TO ESKIŞEHIR. Today we’re trading Istanbul for Eskişehir. Think: all the local fare! (B) DAY 4 ESKIŞEHIR TO CAPPADOCIA. Next: Cappadocia, where cone-like rock formations spatter the landscape. ‘Otherworldly’ doesn’t even cover it! (B,D) DAY 5 CAPPADOCIA. Today calls for further exploration of Love Valley. Work up an appetite, ‘cos tonight there’s an optional dinner to get stuck into.(B) DAY 6 CAPPADOCIA TO ANTALYA. Today we’ll swing by the Sultanhani Caravansary and the university city of Konya before grabbing some shut-eye in Antalya. (B) DAYS 7-8 ANTALYA TO FETHIYE. Two days in Fethiye are yours! Take in the natural harbour, azure waters and numerous rock tombs before hitting the local restaurants for dinner. (B) (B) DAY 9 FETHIYE TO KUŞADASI. Another day, another impossibly blue ocean! We’ll make a pit stop at

Pamukkale and the ruins of Hierapolis before arriving in Kuşadası. (B,D)

DAY 10 KUŞADASI. Today: brush up on your history on an optional visit to the ruins of Ephesus. Quick fact: this city was a centre of travel and commerce in the ancient world. (B) DAY 11 KUŞADASI TO AYVALIK. We’ll stop off at Pergamon to check out the legendary Acropolis on our way to Ayvalık – where more sunshine and turquoise waters await! (B,D) DAY 12 AYVALIK TO GALLIPOLI. Why not start the morning with an optional visit to the archaeological site of Troy? Later, we’ll make our way to the battlefields of Gallipoli, where we’ll camp out under the stars. (B) DAY 13 GALLIPOLI TO ISTANBUL (ANZAC DAY). Today, thousands of Aussies and Kiwis will unite for the Anzac Day Dawn Service. Kiwis can participate in the New Zealand memorial service at Chunuk Bair, while Aussies can take part in the Australian memorial service at Lone Pine. When you’re done paying your respects, it’s back to Istanbul. DAY 14 ISTANBUL. One final breakfast before we bid adieu to the week that was. (B)

TOPDECKER

DAY 1 ISTANBUL. First things first: join your new friends at our welcome meeting and get clued up about the trip. (D)

14 DAYS FROM

2219

$

AUD PER PERSON

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DUBROVNIK

As if going to Sziget – one of Europe’s most exciting music festivals – wasn’t enough, on this epic trip we’ll also get the chance to explore the culturally-charged and scenic Balkans en route. From the famous walled city of Dubrovnik to cosmopolitan Sarajevo and the buzzing nightlife of Belgrade, we’ll cram in more history and spectacular sights than you can poke a selfie stick at! Then: gear up for the ultimate after-party in Budapest. It’s going to be #unforgettable. Are you ready? DAY 1 DUBROVNIK. What’s up, Croatia! Make your way to Dubrovnik and meet up with your fellow festival die-hards. Then: take the chance to explore this great city by foot. Beyonce and Jay-Z fell crazy in love with it – and if you’re into Game of Thrones you’re sure to find your inner fanboy/girl here. Tonight, we’ll tuck into a hearty group dinner and say živjeli (cheers) to the start of an epic trip. Later, you’ll have a chance to take on the famous nightlife inside the ancient city walls. Epic is an understatement. (D) DAY 2 DUBROVNIK TO SARAJEVO. Wave goodbye to the walled streets of Dubrovnik – we’re moving onto Sarajevo today. But first: a quick stop in Mostar to visit the famous Stari Most bridge and soak up all the #views. Ready for some history? Sarajevo may still be known for the tragic legacy of its 1990s war, but is also now a flourishing European city. We’ll have just enough time for a driving tour before dinner. (B,D)

TOPDECKER

DAY 3 SARAJEVO. A free day in Sarajevo – score! Why not wander through the beautiful old town or take an optional tour of the bunkers and war tunnel built underneath the airport’s runway? Make sure you make a stop at the plaque outside the Museum of Sarajevo – it marks the spot where Franz Ferdinand was shot (the event that triggered WWI). Tonight, why not give the local Sarajevsko beer a try at the brewery? (B) DAY 4 SARAJEVO TO BELGRADE. Just try and tear your eyes away from all the amazing views as we take the scenic route from Sarajevo to Belgrade. Today we’ll visit the Srebrenica Memorial to pay our respects – and for a sobering reminder of past events. Then: dig into Belgrade on a walking tour

BUDAPEST

13

4

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

@MAX_POUREAU - SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

FINISH

Budapest

HUNGARY

4

Srebenica

Sziget

2

Belgrade SERBIA

2 Sarajevo

Mostar

1

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

START

Dubrovnik CROATIA

@ DILEMMA_EMMA22 - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY with a local guide. Tonight, we’ll tuck into an included meal before checking out the nightlife. Trust us, it’s totally underrated. (B,D)

DAY 5 BELGRADE. The day’s yours, Topdecker! Down your coffee and start exploring. You could head up to Belgrade Fortress where some 115 battles have been fought over the years or learn all about the history of Yugoslavia at the museum. All about the chill vibes? Hit up Ada Ciganlija – an island on the River Sava (with a shore perfect for sun worshipping). Who’s ready for round two tonight? When in Rome... (B) DAY 6 BELGRADE TO BUDAPEST. Say hello to twin cities Buda and Pest! Today it’s your chance to find out why Budapest often tops the lists of European must-dos. We’ll tick off the main sights on a driving tour then get stuck into some local fare with an included group dinner. Goulash anyone? Later,

discover why ruin bars are so hot right now. (B,D)

DAY 7 BUDAPEST. Far from us to suggest that this is the start of the main event, but today is our first day at Sziget. With some of the biggest names in music hosted across 60 stages, the next three days are going to be #unforgettable. Excitement levels? 100/10! Prep your party pants – this is going to be a wild ride. (B) DAY 8 BUDAPEST. It’s not all about the main stage at Sziget, you know. Take a wander around and indulge your every musical whim with dance, house, pop, rock and everything in between. Worked up an appetite? There’s plenty of yummy options around – think: allllll the delicious carby goodness. (B)


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145

TRIP CODE: ELSZDH

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@TRAVELDIARIESOFADAISY - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

- INCLUDED @YESTHISISDARRYL

3-DAY TICKET TO

3-day ticket to Sziget Festival Visit Mostar Local guides in Dubrovnik and Belgrade Driving tour of Budapest

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 5 nights in hotels (twin or double), 4 nights in hostels ++ Tours of all major cities ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

229

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY



SZIGET FESTIVAL

++ ++ ++ ++

@bekyleigh - Dubrovnik, Croatia

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 2PM IN DUBROVNIK FINISH APPROX 10AM IN BUDAPEST

DAY 9 BUDAPEST. There’s one day of Sziget left – and there’s still plenty to do. We’re talking theatre, street food, folk dancing, beaches, sports and amusements. Have you been to the Skybar yet? And when you find the chance, there’s always that whole music thing… (B)

S TA R T

FINISH 2020

31

JUL

9

AUG

PLEASE NOTE THE DATES AND ITINERARY OF THIS TRIP ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL THE SZIGET FESTIVAL 2020 DATES HAVE BEEN RELEASED.

DAY 10 BUDAPEST. Wipe the glitter from your eyes and enjoy your final breakfast as the whirlwind of Sziget comes to a close. Quick! Grab one last selfie with your festival BFFs – who’s coming back next year? (B)

TOPDECKER

@GUNNZ_17 - BELGRADE, SERBIA

10 DAYS FROM

2289

$

AUD PER PERSON @ASHLEIGHMCTIGUE- SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

@LEXHENDRY - MOSTAR, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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146

ISTANBUL

ISTANBUL

2

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

163

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: ELARII

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Attend the Anzac Cove Dawn Service ++ Opportunity to attend the Australian and New Zealand memorial services ++ Walking tour of ‘Old’ Istanbul

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET BETWEEN 2-6PM IN ISTANBUL FINISH APPROX 10AM IN ISTANBUL S TA R T

FINISH 2020

23

APR

26

APR

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

#TOPDECKER

++ 2 breakfasts ++ 2 nights in hotels (twin or double), 1 night under the stars at Anzac Cove ++ Modern air-conditioned coach ++ Commemorative hoodie ++ Awesome Trip Leader and local guide

@CAITY_MANKS - GALLIPOLI DAWN SERVICE, TURKEY

PLAN YOUR ROUTE TO ISTANBUL, then get ready to discover all this intoxicating country has to offer on an ANZAC Day adventure. With an expert Trip Leader and local guide in tow, you’ll stay in well-located hotel accommodation in Istanbul and enjoy all the benefits of awesome added inclusions and one-off local experiences – and while you’re at it, you’ll commemorate fallen soldiers and form bonds for life with your fellow travellers.

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

4 DAYS FROM

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

649

$

AUD PER PERSON

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

4 D A Y | L A T O M AT I N A H O S T E L / H O T E L MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO VALENCIA

4

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

TRIP CODE: ELLTVV/ELTLVV

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Join La Tomatina, the world’s biggest food fight

WI-FI

149

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 2-4PM IN VALENCIA FINISH APPROX 10AM IN VALENCIA S TA R T

TOPDECKER

@SARAHJASMINLABIB - LA TOMATINA FESTIVAL, BUÑOL

@JROWDEN - LA TOMATINA FESTIVAL, BUÑOL

THINGS ARE BOUND TO GET MESSY ON THIS TRIP TO THE LEGENDARY LA TOMATINA FESTIVAL! This four-day make-your-own-way trip is based in Valencia – with stays in hostel, 3-star hotel or 4-star hotel accommodation, depending on your preference. What’s more, you’ll get included return transfers to Buñol for the tomato-throwing festival itself. Ready to experience the 'world's biggest food fight' with Topdeck?

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

FINISH 2020

24

AUG

27

AUG

++ 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner ++ 3 nights in hostels (multi-share) or 3 nights in hotels (twin or double) ++ Modern air-conditioned coach transfer to Buñol for La Tomatina festival ++ Guided tour of Valencia ++ Awesome Trip Leader All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

4 DAYS FROM

595

$

AUD PER PERSON

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


4 DAY | BRAUMEISTER 4

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

163

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: ELOBUU

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

LIMITED EDITION

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO MUNICH

147

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET BETWEEN 2-6PM IN MUNICH FINISH APPROX 10AM IN MUNICH

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

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner ++ 3 nights in a hostel (multi-share) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

FINISH SEP

G

18

SEP

21

SEP

G

28

SEP

1

OCT

G

21

SEP

24

SEP

G

1

OCT

4

OCT

G

2020

25

SEP

28

G= Guaranteed Departure

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

OFFICIALLY THE WORLD’S BIGGEST PARTY, Oktoberfest draws a crowd of seven million people every year to celebrate the three best things to come out of Germany: beer, bratwurst and pretzels. Make your own way to Munich for this legendary festival, then experience all that the city has to offer while staying at centrally located hostel accommodation with included breakfasts and a walking tour. Are you ready for this? Eins, zwei, drei, g’suffa (one, two, three, chug it down)!

#TOPDECKER

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

@IMTWEST - OKTOBERFEST, GERMANY

4 DAYS FROM

649

$

AUD PER PERSON

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

4 DAY | SCHICKMEISTER MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO MUNICH

4

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

TRIP CODE: ELOHUU

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Walking tour of Munich ++ Join the Oktoberfest celebrations

WI-FI

310

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET BETWEEN 2-6PM IN MUNICH FINISH APPROX 10AM IN MUNICH S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner ++ 3 nights in a hotel (twin or double) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

18

SEP

21

SEP

21

SEP

24

SEP

G

FINISH

25

SEP

28

SEP

28

SEP

1

OCT

1

OCT

4

OCT

G= Guaranteed Departure price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$310

@IMTWEST - OKTOBERFEST, GERMANY HEAR THAT? IT’S THE GERMAN TRIFECTA OF BEER, BRATWURST AND PRETZELS CALLING YOUR NAME! That’s something you just can’t ignore. So, don your finest lederhosen (or dirndl), grab the nearest person to you and prepare to sing and hug the night away at the world’s biggest party in Munich. Note: table dancing is encouraged. On our Schickmeister adventure, you’ll sleep it all off in cosy hotel accommodation. All together now: ahhhhh.

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

TOPDECKER

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

4 DAYS FROM

1239

$

AUD PER PERSON

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


WINTER

148

WINTER THE GINGERBREAD SEASON TURNS EUROPE INTO A MAGICAL LAND OF TWINKLING LIGHTS. Ready to go ice skating under the Eiffel Tower, explore the Christmas markets and drink all the Glühwein you can handle? Yeah, you are!

ACCOMMODATION 3+ STAR HOTELS/ HOSTELS/BUNGALOWS

TRIP LENGTH 4-28 DAYS

ROOM T YPES SINGLE/TWIN/DOUBLE/ MULTI-SHARE DORMS

PLITVIČE LAKES, CROATIA


149 WINTER

What are Sectors?

Sector trips offer you a great way to choose the 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.

Look out for these SECTOR

@SAMARENAS - PARIS, FRANCE

BLUE LAGOON, ICELAND

1 5 DAY

| CAESAR'S PATHWAY

155

HOTEL

1 4 DAY

| WINTER WONDER

156

HOTEL

1 4 DAY

| WINTER SPREE

157

HOTEL

1 1 DAY

| ROMAN TRAIL

157

HOTEL

1 0 DAY

| DEMOCRACY ROAD

158

HOTEL

1 0 DAY

| EASTERN JOURNEY

158

HOTEL

9 DAY

| HADRIAN'S PATH

159

HOTEL

8 DAY

| PARADES TO PIAZZAS

159

HOTEL

1 6 DAY

| WINTER BRITAIN & IREL AND

160

EXPLORER

1 4 DAY

| BALKAN WINTER

162

EXPLORER

1 0 DAY

| BIG RED TO RED STAR

163

EXPLORER

1 0 DAY

| BALKAN ADVENTURER

164

EXPLORER

9 DAY

| BRITISH WINTER WARMER

164

EXPLORER

8 DAY

| TRAIL TO THE BALKAN SLOPES

165

EXPLORER

8 DAY

| WINTER CELTIC TRAIL

165

EXPLORER

4 DAY

| THE L APL AND EXPRESS

166

EXPLORER

4 DAY

| ICEL AND EXPLORER

167

EXPLORER

2 4 DAY

| WINTER SPIRIT

168

HOSTEL PLUS

2 4 DAY

| WESTERN COMPASS

170

HOSTEL PLUS

1 8 DAY

| W IN T ER GE TAWAY

172

HOSTEL PLUS

1 8 DAY

| W IN T ER RH A P SODY

173

HOSTEL PLUS

1 6 DAY

| W ES T ERN CORNERS

174

HOSTEL PLUS

1 1 DAY

| V EN T URE TO V ENICE

175

HOSTEL PLUS

1 1 DAY

| W IN T ER E X PRES S

176

HOSTEL PLUS

1 0 DAY

| W IN T ER ESC A PE

176

HOSTEL PLUS

1 0 DAY

| W ES T ERN RUNNER

177

HOSTEL PLUS

9 DAY

| E A S T ERN L IGH T S

178

HOSTEL PLUS

9 DAY

| NORT HERN DIREC T IONS

179

HOSTEL PLUS

9 DAY

| M A RCH ON ROME

179

HOSTEL PLUS

8 DAY

| W IN T ER SC A NDI E X PRES S

180

HOSTEL PLUS

7 DAY

| SOU T HERN RUNNER

180

HOSTEL PLUS

7 DAY

| SPIRES IN T HE SNO W

181

HOSTEL PLUS

7 DAY

| W IN T ER WA LT Z

181

HOSTEL PLUS

PAGE

TYPE

4 DAY

| BRUGES CHRIS T M A S

182

LIMITED EDITION

2 8 DAY

| WINTER EXPEDITION

150

HOTEL

4 DAY

| HOGM A N AY

182

LIMITED EDITION

2 1 DAY

| WINTER PATHWAY

152

HOTEL

5 DAY

| HOGM A N AY

182

LIMITED EDITION

2 0 DAY

| DISCOVER WINTER

153

HOTEL

4 DAY

| A MS T ERD A M NE W Y E A R

183

LIMITED EDITION

1 6 DAY

| TRAIL TO THE ALPS

154

HOTEL

4 DAY

| S T PAT RICK'S D AY

183

LIMITED EDITION

DAYS | TRIP NAME

@NANDOS_PERRYPERRY - MOSCOW, RUSSIA

This is a sector of the XX Day TRIP NAME trip. See p.xx or visit our website.


28 D A Y | W I N T E R E X P E D I T I O N

WINTER - HOTEL

150

LONDON

38

13

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

 AMANDA:

THIS TRIP WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE OF OUR LIVES.

This once-in-a-lifetime trip takes in iconic sights across France, the Swiss Alps, Italy, Western Europe, Germany and the Netherlands – sans the summer crowds. Ain’t nothing better than crisp air, wood fires and mulled wine. Right? DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Say bonjour to Paris. Ease yourself in with a driving tour and a group dinner. You’re finally here! (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Opt in for a set of wheels and whizz by all the top sights, check out an optional cabaret show in the Latin Quarter or channel your inner Madeline and simply lose yourself in the City of Love. Today is yours to explore. (B) DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. Prepare for Instagram paradise as we head into the fairytale landscapes of the Swiss Alps. #winterwonderland (B,D)

TOPDECKER

LONDON

DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Today you can choose to head up Mt Titlis with your Topdeck crew for a pretty incredible photo op or sit back and indulge in fondue with a view. (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO MILAN VIA LIECHTENSTEIN. More fairytale vibes await in tiny Liechtenstein before we roll into the fashion capital of Italy. Strike a pose! (B) DAY 6 MILAN TO FLORENCE. After taking THAT shot in Pisa we’re off to Florence. Cosy up, grab a double espresso and hit the streets for some exploring. (B,D) DAY 7 FLORENCE. Your mission tonight: track down the best steak in Florence. But first, we’ll explore

@LEXHENDRY - LAKE BLED, SLOVENIA

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

START/FINISH

DAY STOP Berlin

2

2

London

ENGLAND

Amsterdam NETHERLANDS

Dresden

AuschwitzBirkenau

2 Prague Český Krumlov

2

Munich

Paris

FRANCE

GERMANY LIECHTENSTEIN

Swiss Alps

1

Milan

ITALY

Verona

Pisa

POLAND

2 Lake Bled

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

1

2 Kraków

1

Austrian Alps

2

CZECH REPUBLIC

1

2

Budapest

HUNGARY

Ljubljana

Venice

SLOVENIA

2

Florence Orvieto Rome

the city on foot with a local Italian guide and check out top sights like the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo Cathedral and the Uffizi Gallery. (B)

DAY 8 FLORENCE TO ROME. All roads lead to Rome! Prepare to tick the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain off your bucket list. (B) DAY 9 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Today: anyone up for an optional visit to the Vatican? Later, go pizza-hunting in Caesar’s backyard. (B) DAY 10 ROME TO VENICE. A labyrinth of canals, bridges and quaint cafés. That’s right– it’s Venice next! (B,D) DAY 11 VENICE. Burn off some of those calories by exploring the city on foot this morning. Then: cue singing men in water limos taking you down the Grand Canal. Viva Italia! (B)

2

VATICAN CITY

DAY 12 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS. Arrive at the home of strudel and adrenalin sports. Tonight, hit the slopes with optional tobogganing. 1,2,3... GO! (B,D) DAY 13 AUSTRIAN ALPS. Sing ‘Let It Go’, eat snow, ski down glistening white slopes or just cosy up with a mug of hot chocolate and enjoy the views. The options are endless. (B) DAY 14 AUSTRIAN ALPS. Take two. Have you built a snowman yet? Go on! (B) DAY 15 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO MUNICH. There’s an early start for extra snow time this morning before we head to Munich for a walking tour. Pork knuckle, anyone? (B) DAY 16 MUNICH TO LJUBLJANA. Kick things off in Ljubljana with a guided tour, then explore your way around this storybook city. (B)


WINTER - HOTEL

151

TRIP CODE: EHWXLL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

- INCLUDED -

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of Paris Gondola ride in Venice Local guide in Florence Stay in World Heritage-listed Český Krumlov Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau ++ Stay in the scenic Swiss and Austrian Alps ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

GONDOLA 

RIDE IN VENICE @reneesundgren - Budapest, Hungary

27 breakfasts (B), 11 dinners (D) 27 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Snowboarding/skiing in the Austrian Alps Bike tour of Amsterdam Traditional cabaret show in Paris Scenic excursion to Mt Titlis Guided tour of Vatican City

DAY 17 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST. Haven’t heard of ruin bars yet? You’ll get to know them soon enough. Feel free to hit the town tonight for some signature European nightlife with a hipster twist. (B,D)

DAY 23 PRAGUE. Check out Charles Bridge, Old Town Square or the Astronomical Clock on your free day. Want more? There’s an optional beer tasting experience on offer, if that’s your thing. (B)

DAY 18 BUDAPEST. Opt in to visit the Széchenyi thermal baths today. Relax, then get right back out there. We told you Budapest was a good time, right? (B,D)

DAY 24 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. A quick stop in Dresden. Then, we’ve got a driving tour of Berlin (aka the home of rave and currywurst). (B,D)

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

DAY 25 BERLIN. Start off your day with a history lesson at the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Reichstag building on an optional walking tour. (B)

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

DAY 19 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW. Two countries in one day? Easy. Take the scenic route through Slovakia to Kraków, then get your bearings on a walking tour. (B) DAY 20 KRAKÓW. Be sure to check out Kazimierz, the Old Jewish quarter. Labyrinthine streets, markets, bars and cafés – this is where the cool kids hang out. (B) DAY 21 KRAKÓW TO ČESKÝ KRUMLOV. Put things into perspective with a visit to former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Then: continue on with a night in World Heritage-listed Český Krumlov. (B,D) DAY 22 ČESKÝ KRUMLOV TO PRAGUE. Prague next. Explore the city on foot, then find out why this city is known for its nightlife. (B,D)

DAY 26 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Eat mayo-dipped fries, explore the city or wander the pretty canals. Amsterdam is yours for the taking today. (B) DAY 27 AMSTERDAM. Free days are the best days. Opt in to explore the city by bike or pay a visit to the Anne Frank House (just remember to book in advance). Later, there’s a canal dinner cruise to wrap up our adventure. (B,D) DAY 28 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Swap those numbers, it’s time for goodbyes. Who’s back for summer? (B)

208

$

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

2021

3

NOV

30

NOV

1

DEC

28

DEC

G

5

JAN

1

FEB

19

JAN

15

FEB

8

DEC

4

JAN

G

2

FEB

1

MAR

22

DEC

18

JAN

G

16

FEB

15

MAR

26

DEC

22

JAN

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

TOPDECKER

@SAMARENAS

28 DAYS FROM

5799

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

@L_AMERICANINA - MILAN, ITALY

@LACHLANSPENCER - ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC

$1899

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


21 D A Y | W I N T E R PAT H WAY

WINTER - HOTEL

152

ROME

LONDON

28

MEALS

10

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EHWXRL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++

Gondola ride in Venice Stay in World Heritage-listed Český Krumlov Stay in the scenic Austrian Alps Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

@JASONBROWN92 - LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

YOUR ROUTE

20 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) 20 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

DAISY_WR - VENICE, ITALY

Amsterdam

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

FINISH

London

ENGLAND

++ Guided tour of Vatican City ++ Skiing in the Austrian Alps

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

2

2 Dresden

208

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

2

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

1 Munich

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

CZECH REPUBLIC

1

Austrian Alps

2

AUSTRIA

START MEET AT 4PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM)

AuschwitzBirkenau Kraków Prague 2 POLAND Český Krumlov

GERMANY

Lake Bled

1

Verona

2

HUNGARY

Ljubljana

Venice

FINISH

Budapest

SLOVENIA

2021 G

10

NOV

30

NOV

8

DEC

28

DEC

15

DEC

4

JAN

G

29

DEC

18

JAN

G

2

JAN

22

JAN

G

12

JAN

1

FEB

G

26

JAN

15

FEB

9

FEB

1

MAR

23

FEB

15

MAR

START

Rome ITALY

2

VATICAN CITY

G= Guaranteed Departure

From Italy to Austria, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands, this winter trip takes in some of Europe’s most awesome highlights – so get those cameras at the ready! DAYS 1-2 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. You’re finally here! Fire up your Instagram for the must-sees, ‘cos Rome is as epic as you imagined. (B) DAYS 3-4 ROME TO VENICE. First up: visit Juliet’s balcony in Verona. And then? Venice awaits! (B,D) (B)

TOPDECKER

DAYS 5-7 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS. Austria is next! Sign yourself up for some optional skiing or snowboarding, or just take in the storybook landscape with a mug of hot chocolate to warm you up. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 8 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO MUNICH. There’s an early start for extra snow time this morning before we head to Munich for a walking tour. Ready to get to know the city where beer is king? (B)

21 DAYS FROM

DAY 9 MUNICH TO LJUBLJANA. Give one last prost to Munich before we move on to Ljubljana. (B)

4349

$

DAYS 10-11 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST. Get a feel for Budapest on a driving tour of some of the big names: Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’ Square and Fisherman’s Bastion. (B,D) (B,D)

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$1299

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAYS 12-13 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW. Check out the largest medieval town square in Europe and loads more on a walking tour of Kraków. (B) (B)

DAY 14 KRAKÓW TO ČESKÝ KRUMLOV. This morning we’ll put things into perspective with a visit to former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Then: onwards to World Heritage-listed Český Krumlov! (B,D) DAYS 15-16 ČESKÝ KRUMLOV TO PRAGUE. Next stop: the fairytale city of Prague. Check out the highlights, then find out why this place is known for its nightlife. (B,D) (B) DAYS 17-18 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. Off to Berlin we go! We’ll get you started with a driving tour. Then: what’s it gonna be – culture, food or history? (B,D) (B) DAYS 19-20 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Hello, Amsterdam! Welcome to Europe’s most notorious city. Check out the sights (and tone your legs) on an optional bike tour, then get ready for a farewell dinner cruise along the canals. It’s gonna be emotional! (B) (B,D) DAY 21 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. The trip’s over :( Too soon to lock in a reunion? Never! (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 28 Day Winter Expedition trip. See p.150 or visit our website.


20 D A Y | D I S C O V E R W I N T E R 28

LONDON

10

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WINTER - HOTEL

LONDON

153

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EHWDLL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

@LOUISENELSON__ - SWISS ALPS

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

Driving tour of Paris Local guide in Florence Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen Dinner at Hofbräuhaus in Berlin Gondola ride in Venice Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

DAY STOP

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

@EZZIBUNN - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

Berlin

Amsterdam

GERMANY

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

2

2

London

19 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) 19 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

ENGLAND

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Dresden Prague

2 2

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen

1

Paris

Vienna

Swiss Alps

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

Lake Bled

2 Verona

Florence ITALY

Budapest

HUNGARY

1 2 Venice

2

Ljubljana

SLOVENIA

1

215

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

S TA R T

FINISH

FINISH 2021

2020

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

Fancy a journey through cities steeped in history, dripping in romance and dotted with jaw-dropping sights? You got it. On this trip you’ll experience enough magic to brighten any dreary winter’s day! DAYS 1-2 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Ready to meet the crew, hop over the Channel and see Paris by night on a driving tour? Heck yes! On day two, why not bike it around the city or go all-out glitzy on a trip to the cabaret? (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. Amazing views, coming up! On day four, why not take the option to jump on the revolving gondola to the top of Mt Titlis? Then: hit the bar for a nightcap and go stargazing. (B,D) (B)

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE. Welcome to the birthplace of gelato and carb-loaded Tuscan cuisine! Tonight, dinner’s on us. (B,D) DAYS 6-7 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. With walking tours of arty Florence and mighty Rome on day six, you’ll learn enough about history to smash all future pub quizzes. Anyone for an optional Vatican City visit on day seven? (B) (B) DAYS 8-9 ROME TO VENICE. We’ll swing by Verona before we say ciao to Venice. On day nine, we’ll head out on a walking tour of the city’s greats before hopping on a gondola ride. (B,D) (B) DAY 10 VENICE TO LJUBLJANA. On our way to Ljubljana, we’ll stop off at 100% Insta-worthy Lake Bled. (B)

DAYS 11-12 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST. Budapest is next, so prep your peepers for next-level views from the Citadella. On day 12, hang with the hipsters at a local ruin bar. (B,D) (B,D)

G

30

OCT

18

NOV

13

NOV

2

DEC

27

NOV

16

DEC

15

2

DEC

21

DEC

5

4

DEC

23

DEC

5

MAR

G

11

DEC

30

DEC

G

16

DEC

4

JAN

G

20

DEC

8

JAN

G

1

JAN

20

JAN

8

JAN

27

JAN

JAN

3

FEB

FEB

24

FEB

24

MAR

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

DAY 13 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA. Vienna, we’re coming for you! This place is famous for its Baroque architecture, musical heritage and delicious apple strudel (YUM). (B) DAYS 14-15 VIENNA TO PRAGUE. First: a sobering visit to Mauthausen, a former concentration camp. Then: a walking tour through the fairytale city of Prague. (B,D) (B) DAYS 16-17 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. We’ll take a driving tour of Berlin before sitting down to an epic meal at the Hofbräuhaus. On day 17, go for grunge on an optional nightlife tour. (B,D) (B) DAYS 18-19 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Wah! We’ve reached our final stop! On day 19, we’ll clink glasses on a farewell dinner cruise along the canal. (B) (B,D) DAY 20 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Today it’s back on the ferry to London. It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later! (B)

TOPDECKER

FRANCE

++ Bike tour of Amsterdam ++ Scenic excursion to Mt Titlis

20 DAYS FROM

4289

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$1549

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


16 D A Y | T R A I L T O T H E A L P S

WINTER - HOTEL

154

LONDON

MUNICH

20

7

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EHWXLU

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Driving tour of Paris ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Gondola ride in Venice

AUSTRIAN ALPS

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

15 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 15 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

@JAKEMARTIN086 - SWISS ALPS START

London

ENGLAND

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Traditional cabaret show in Paris ++ Scenic excursion to Mt Titlis ++ Snowboarding/skiing in the Austrian Alps

FINISH

224

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

Munich

2

GERMANY

Paris

FRANCE

LIECHTENSTEIN

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

AUSTRIA

Milan

1

Pisa S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

FINISH

NOV

18

NOV

1

DEC

16

DEC

8

DEC

23

DEC

22

DEC

6

26

DEC

10

G

5

JAN

20

JAN

19

JAN

3

FEB

G

2

FEB

17

FEB

JAN

G

16

FEB

3

MAR

JAN

G

Verona

2 Venice

2

Florence

2021

3

Austrian Alps

2

ITALY

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

1

Orvieto Rome

G

2

VATICAN CITY

G= Guaranteed Departure

On this epic winter adventure you’ll travel through amazing cities like Paris, Milan, Florence, Rome, Venice and Munich before taking in the magic of the Swiss and Austrian Alps. Did someone say snow? DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Say bonjour to Paris. Ease yourself in with a driving tour and a group dinner. (D)

DAY 9 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Anyone for an optional visit visit to the Vatican? Later, go pizzahunting in Caesar’s backyard. (B)

DAY 2 PARIS. Visit all the top sights on an optional bike ride, check out an optional cabaret show in the Latin Quarter or simply lose yourself in the City of Love. (B)

DAY 10 ROME TO VENICE. A labyrinth of canals, bridges and quaint cafés. That’s right – it’s Venice next! (B,D)

TOPDECKER

DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. Prepare for Instagram paradise as we head into the fairytale landscapes of the Swiss Alps. (B,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Head up Mt Titlis with your Topdeck crew for a pretty incredible photo op, or sit back and indulge in fondue with a view. (B) DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO MILAN VIA LIECHTENSTEIN. More fairytale vibes await in tiny Liechtenstein before we roll into the fashion capital of Italy. (B)

16 DAYS FROM

3569

$

DAY 6 MILAN TO FLORENCE. After taking THAT shot in Pisa we’re off to Florence. (B,D)

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$1199

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAY 7 FLORENCE. Explore Florence on foot with a local Italian guide and check out top sights like the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery. (B) DAY 8 FLORENCE TO ROME. Prepare to tick the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain off your bucket list. (B)

DAY 11 VENICE. Cue singing men in water limos taking you down the Grand Canal. Viva Italia! (B) DAY 12 VENICE TO AUSTRIAN ALPS. Arrive at the home of carbs and adrenalin sports. Tonight, hit the slopes for some optional tobogganing. 1,2,3... GO! (B,D) DAY 13 AUSTRIAN ALPS. Sing ‘Let It Go’, eat snow, ski down glistening white slopes or just cosy up with a mug of hot chocolate and enjoy the views. (B) DAY 14 AUSTRIAN ALPS. Take two. Have you built a snowman yet? (B) DAY 15 AUSTRIAN ALPS TO MUNICH. There’s an early start for extra snow time this morning before we head to Munich for a walking tour. (B) DAY 16 MUNICH. European winters are long, so the trip doesn’t need to end after breakfast. Start planning your next adventure! (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 28 Day Winter Expedition trip. See p.150 or visit our website.


15 D A Y | C A E S A R ’ S PAT H WAY 20

LONDON

8

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

WINTER - HOTEL

ROME

155

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EHWDRL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Dinner at Hofbräuhaus in Berlin ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

@THE_JACKIEB - BERLIN, GERMANY

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

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

DAY STOP

@ APRILELSEWHERE - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Berlin

Amsterdam

FINISH

London

ENGLAND

14 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) 14 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

NETHERLANDS

GERMANY

2

2

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Tickets to the Sound of Vienna Orchestra ++ Street art and nightlife tour of Berlin

Dresden Prague

2 Mauthausen

205

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

CZECH REPUBLIC

1 Vienna AUSTRIA

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

2 1

Venice

2

Verona

START

Rome ITALY

Budapest

HUNGARY

Ljubljana

SLOVENIA

VATICAN CITY

2

What will you discover on Caesar’s Pathway? Think: amazing food, amazing culture, amazing cities and amazing landscapes! BYO winter woolies and sense of adventure. We’ll sort the rest! DAYS 1-2 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. The Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon… they’re all here. And now you are too! This is gonna be awesome. On tomorrow’s agenda: an optional tour of the Vatican. (B) (B)

DAYS 9-10 VIENNA TO PRAGUE. First on the agenda: a sobering visit to Mauthausen, a former WWII concentration camp complex. Then: get ready to take a walking tour through the fairytale city of Prague. On day nine, make sure you swing by the John Lennon wall for THAT photo. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 3-4 ROME TO VENICE. Go all soppy over Juliet’s balcony in Verona before we say ciao to Venice. On day three, we’ll head out on a walking tour of the city’s greats before cranking up the Venetian vibes with a gondola ride. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 11-12 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. Time to move on to Berlin, where a driving tour awaits. On day 11, go all-out grunge on an optional street art and nightlife tour. (B,D) (B)

DAY 5 VENICE TO LJUBLJANA. We’ll make a very beautiful pit stop at the 100% Insta-worthy Lake Bled on our way to Ljubljana today. Then: get ready to warp back to the Middle Ages on a walking tour of Ljubljana Castle and Old Town. (B) DAYS 6-7 LJUBLJANA TO BUDAPEST. On day five, we’ll roll into Budapest just in time for a wander to the Citadella, where the views are next level. On day six, you do you. (B,D) (B,D) DAY 8 BUDAPEST TO VIENNA. Next stop: Vienna. Famous for its Baroque architecture, musical heritage and the wonder that is apple strudel (YUM), it’s safe to say that there’s a lot to see here. (B)

DAYS 13-14 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Amsterdam, we’re ready for you! While you’re here, don’t forget to check out the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House (make sure to book these ones in advance). On day 13, we’ll round off our trip with a dinner cruise along the canal. (B) (B,D) DAY 15 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Today it’s back on the ferry to London. It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later! (B)

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 20 Day Discover Winter trip. See p.153 or visit our website.

START MEET AT 3PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

S TA R T

FINISH

FINISH 2021

2020 G

4

NOV

18

NOV

18

NOV

2

DEC

2

DEC

16

DEC

20

7

DEC

21

DEC

10

9

DEC

23

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10

MAR

G

16

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30

DEC

G

21

DEC

4

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G

25

DEC

8

JAN

G

6

JAN

20

JAN

13

JAN

27

JAN

JAN

3

FEB

FEB

24

FEB

24

MAR

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

TOPDECKER

Lake Bled

15 DAYS FROM

3069

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$999

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


14 D A Y | W I N T E R W O N D E R

WINTER - HOTEL

156

LONDON

LONDON

19

MEALS

7

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EHWWLL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of Paris Gondola ride in Venice Local guide in Florence Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

ROME, ITALY

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

YOUR ROUTE

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

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

@DAISY_WR - SWISS ALPS START/FINISH

2

London

ENGLAND

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Scenic excursion to Mt Titlis ++ Guided tour of Vatican City ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam

1 Heidelberg GERMANY

2 Paris

242

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

Swiss Alps

FINISH

S TA R T

2 Verona

Florence ITALY

1

NOV

14

NOV

NOV

5

DEC

29

NOV

12

DEC

G

FINISH

3

JAN

16

10

JAN

23

JAN

G

24

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6

FEB

14

FEB

27

FEB

28

FEB

13

MAR

6

DEC

19

DEC

13

DEC

26

DEC

G

27

DEC

9

JAN

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

2

1

Rome

2021

22

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA

Venice

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

2020

1

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

S TA R T

Salzburg

FRANCE

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

2

JAN

G

ITALIAN PIZZA.FLORENCE

From the Eiffel Tower and the Colosseum to the towering Swiss Alps and the canals of Amsterdam, the sights and sounds of Europe will stay with you long after the snow melts. Join us and see for yourself! DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Say au revoir to England and introduce yourself to French food and killer sights with a night driving tour and an included dinner. (D)

DAY 8 ROME TO VENICE. Ah, fair Verona. Channel Romeo and Juliet and re-enact the world’s most famous balcony scene. Then: get ready for island hopping, Venice-style. (B,D)

DAY 2 PARIS. Tick off the must-see museums, from the Louvre to the Centre Pompidou. Why not finish the day with an optional cabaret show or river cruise? (B)

DAY 9 VENICE. It’s all about the included gondola ride today. Scope out Venice’s top sights at St Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace and Rialto Bridge. (B)

DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. Gaze out of the window as we roll into the snow-capped Swiss Alps.

TOPDECKER

(B,D)

DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. Opt to head up to the top of Mt Titlis and test those pano skills. Then: head back down the mountain for snow angels and Swiss fondue. (B)

14 DAYS FROM

3379

$

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE. Onwards to beautiful Firenze: home of Tuscan cuisine and the real-life watercolour of the Arno River. (B,D)

AUD PER PERSON

DAY 6 FLORENCE TO ROME. Today we’re bound for Rome! We’ll tick off the likes of the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain off with a walking tour. Then: pizza (when in Rome...) (B)

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

VATICAN CITY

$1049

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAY 7 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Take an optional trip to the Vatican, then #livelikealocal. Think: tiny wine bars, thin pizza dough and stylish Romans dressed to perfection. (B)

DAY 10 VENICE TO SALZBURG. Welcome to Salzburg! Enjoy a walking tour of Mozart’s birthplace, then play ‘I spy’ with the castle. (B,D) DAY 11 SALZBURG TO HEIDELBERG. Dial up the Disney with cobblestone streets and a fairytale castle. Heidelberg is also famous for its chocolate shops and cosy bars. Bliss! (B) DAY 12 HEIDELBERG TO AMSTERDAM. Get your bearings on an orientation tour of this vibrant city before trying the local food. On the menu: fries with mayo, poffertjes and stroopwafels. (B) DAY 13 AMSTERDAM. Get your phone ready to capture everything at our farewell dinner cruise. Selfie time! (B,D) DAY 14 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Today it’s back on the ferry to London. Start planning the next adventure! Summer trip, anyone? (B)


14 D A Y | W I N T E R S P R E E COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES Amsterdam

Berlin

NETHERLANDS FINISH

London

ENGLAND

2

2 Dresden

AuschwitzBirkenau

2 Prague START

Munich

GERMANY

1 1

2

Český Krumlov

Kraków

CZECH REPUBLIC

POLAND

2 Lake Bled

Budapest

HUNGARY

1 Ljubljana SLOVENIA

++ Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Stay in World Heritage-listed Český Krumlov ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

SECTOR

199

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EHWXUL

DAY STOP

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

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 5PM IN MUNICH FINISH APPROX 9AM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

2021

17

NOV

30

NOV

15

DEC

28

DEC

22

DEC

4

JAN

G G

5

JAN

18

JAN

G

9

JAN

22

JAN

G

19

JAN

1

FEB

G

2

FEB

15

FEB

16

FEB

1

MAR

2

MAR

15

MAR

G= Guaranteed Departure This is a sector of the 28 Day Winter Expedition trip. See p.150 or visit our website.

SECTOR

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

14 DAYS FROM

++ Third Reich walking tour in Berlin ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam

2779

$

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

single supplement from an extra

$899

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

@LACHLANSPENCER - ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC

IMPROVED ITINERARY

11 D A Y | R O M A N T R A I L ROME

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

14

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EHWDRP

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

FINISH

Prague

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

CZECH REPUBLIC

2 Mauthausen

PRAGUE

1

Vienna

AUSTRIA

++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Visit Lake Bled ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen

2 Lake Bled

1

Venice Verona

2

Ljubljana

SLOVENIA

VATICAN CITY

Budapest

HUNGARY

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

10 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 10 nights in hotels (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

2 START

Rome ITALY

This is a sector of the 20 Day Discover Winter trip. See p.153 or visit our website.

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@JOSH_RAINE_ - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

SECTOR

196

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 3PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 9AM IN PRAGUE S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

2021

4

NOV

14

NOV

18

NOV

28

NOV

2

DEC

12

DEC

7

DEC

17

DEC

9

DEC

19

DEC

G G

16

DEC

26

DEC

G

21

DEC

31

DEC

G

25

DEC

4

JAN

G

6

JAN

16

JAN

13

JAN

23

JAN

20

JAN

30

JAN

10

FEB

20

FEB

10

MAR

20

MAR

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Tickets to the Sound of Vienna Orchestra ++ Guided Tour of Vatican City SECTOR

WINTER - HOTEL

1 STOP & STAY

6

MEALS

#TOPDECKER

YOUR ROUTE

19

LONDON

TOPDECKER

MUNICH

157

11 DAYS FROM

2149

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$799

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


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

TOPDECKER

#TOPDECKER

WINTER - HOTEL

158

BUDAPEST

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

LONDON

14

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Berlin

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

GERMANY

2

2

FINISH

London

ENGLAND

++ ++ ++ ++

Visit Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen Dinner at Hofbräuhaus in Berlin Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

Dresden Prague

2

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mauthausen

1 Vienna

2

AUSTRIA

START

Budapest

HUNGARY

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

199

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EHWDHL

DAY STOP

SECTOR

9 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 9 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

2021

9

NOV

18

NOV

23

NOV

2

DEC

G G

11

JAN

20

JAN

18

JAN

27

JAN FEB

7

DEC

16

DEC

25

JAN

3

12

DEC

21

DEC

15

FEB

24

FEB

14

DEC

23

DEC

15

MAR

24

MAR

21

DEC

30

DEC

G

26

DEC

4

JAN

G

30

DEC

8

JAN

G

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure This is a sector of the 20 Day Discover Winter trip. See p.153 or visit our website.

SECTOR

OPTIONAL EXTRAS 10 DAYS FROM

++ Third Reich walking tour of Berlin ++ Tickets to the Sound of Vienna Orchestra (dinner included) ++ Local beer tasting in Prague ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam

1989

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@RENEESUNDGREN - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

single supplement from an extra

$739

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

10 D A Y | E A S T E R N J O U R N E Y BUDAPEST

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

BERLIN

14

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EHWXHG

ORGANISED FOR YOU: FINISH

Berlin

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

GERMANY

++ Stay in World Heritage-listed Český Krumlov ++ Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau

2 Dresden

AuschwitzBirkenau

Prague

2 1

2 Kraków

POLAND

Český Krumlov

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

9 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 9 nights in hotels (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

SECTOR

HUNGARY

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROX 9AM IN BERLIN S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

2021

19

NOV

28

NOV

17

DEC

26

DEC

24

DEC

2

JAN

G G

7

JAN

16

JAN

G

11

JAN

20

JAN

G

21

JAN

30

JAN

G

4

FEB

13

FEB

18

FEB

27

FEB

4

MAR

13

MAR

G= Guaranteed Departure

START

Budapest

189

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 28 Day Winter Expedition trip. See p.150 or visit our website.

++ Third Reich walking tour of Berlin ++ Local beer tasting in Prague

10 DAYS FROM All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

1889

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

@ RENEESUNDGREN - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

$699

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


9 D A Y | H A D R I A N ’ S PAT H 1 STOP & STAY

11

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU: ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

S TA R T

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS Salzburg

1

AUSTRIA

START

Rome ITALY

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

Heidelberg 1 GERMANY

Verona

223

$

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 4PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

2 Amsterdam NETHERLANDS

FINISH

London

ENGLAND

SECTOR

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EHWWRL

DAY STOP

2 Venice

2

VATICAN CITY

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

8 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 8 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

2021

6

NOV

14

NOV

27

NOV

5

DEC

4

DEC

12

DEC

11

DEC

19

DEC

18

DEC

26

DEC

G G G

1

JAN

9

JAN

8

JAN

16

JAN

15

JAN

23

JAN

29

JAN

6

FEB

19

FEB

27

FEB

5

MAR

13

MAR

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

This is a sector of the 14 Day Winter Wonder trip. See p.156 or visit our website.

SECTOR

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Guided tour of Vatican City ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam

9 DAYS FROM

1999

$

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

AUD PER PERSON

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$679

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

@CAROLYN.TRAVELS - ROME, ITALY

IMPROVED ITINERARY

8 D A Y | PA R A D E S T O P I A Z Z A S LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

WINTER - HOTEL

YOUR ROUTE

LONDON

#TOPDECKER

ROME

159

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

ROME

10

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EHWDLR/EHWWLR

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

SECTOR

275

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Driving tour of Paris ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Stay in the scenic Swiss Alps

2 Paris

FRANCE

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS 2 Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Florence ITALY

1

2

VATICAN CITY

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

7 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 7 nights in hotels (twin or double) English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9AM IN ROME S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 30

OCT

6

NOV

G

1

NOV

8

NOV

G

FINISH

20

DEC

27

DEC

G

27

DEC

3

DEC

G G

2021

13

NOV

20

NOV

1

JAN

8

JAN

22

NOV

29

NOV

3

JAN

10

JAN

27

NOV

4

DEC

G

8

JAN

15

JAN

29

NOV

6

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G

10

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17

JAN

2

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9

DEC

15

JAN

22

JAN

4

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11

DEC

24

JAN

31

JAN

6

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13

DEC

5

FEB

12

FEB

G

11

DEC

18

DEC

G

14

FEB

21

FEB

G

13

DEC

20

DEC

G

28

FEB

7

MAR

16

DEC

23

DEC

G

5

MAR

12

MAR

FINISH

Rome

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Traditional cabaret show in Paris ++ Guided tour of Vatican City

G= Guaranteed Departure SECTOR

This is a sector of the 14 Day Winter Wonder trip. See p.156 or visit our website.

TOPDECKER

London

ENGLAND

8 DAYS FROM

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

@KAITLYNCASSO - SWISS ALPS

2199

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$759

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


IMPROVED ITINERARY

1 6 D A Y | W I N T E R B R I TA I N & I R E L A N D

WINTER - EXPLORER

160

LONDON

20

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

 TAYLOR:

MY TOUR GUIDE WAS AMAZING, OUR DRIVER WAS AMAZING, THE GROUP WAS SMALLER AND I HAD A BLAST!

Britain in winter? It’s the best! Think: traditional cosy pubs, top-notch restaurants, quaint markets and more. Oh – and if you’re lucky, you might even get to see snow. Pack your best beanie and get going! DAY 1 LONDON TO LIVERPOOL. Meet the crew and load your gear! We’ll begin with Harry Potter-esque Oxford, which is full of cobblestone streets and beautiful architecture. Spend some time taking in the medieval vibes before we head to Liverpool for a traditional roast dinner. It’s gonna be an amazing trip! (D)

TOPDECKER

LONDON

DAY 2 LIVERPOOL TO YORK. After arriving in York, we’ll check out the amazing York Minster cathedral (trust us, this place is huge). There’s also the ancient City Walls, York Castle Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre to go explore, so hop to it! (B) DAY 3 YORK TO EDINBURGH. First today: soak up Edinburgh’s old-world charm as we take you around on a walking tour of the top sights. Later on, we’ll treat you to a local pub feast. This is how it’s done in Edinburgh! Anyone for an optional nightlife tour afterwards? That’ll be a yes. (B,D) DAY 4 EDINBURGH. Get under Edinburgh’s skin today and you’ll find out why it’s so much more than

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

Scottish Highlands

Loch Ness

2

SCOTLAND

Glasgow Giant’s Causeway Derry/ Londonderry

Edinburgh

1

1 Belfast

NORTHERN IRELAND Liverpool

Galway

REPUBLIC 2 OF IRELAND

1 York

2 Dublin 1

Cliffs Newgrange of Moher Cardiff

WALES

its gothic architecture. Then: head underground on a spooky tour. Wait… did you just tap my shoulder? If you fancy it, you could opt in to check out a traditional Scottish folk show this evening. Och aye! (B)

Oxford START/FINISH

2 Bath

London

ENGLAND

Stonehenge

DAY 7 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS. Another day filled with more glens, mountains and lochs than you can shake a sporran at! Make the most of the great Scottish outdoors while you still can – we’re off to Glasgow tomorrow. (B)

DAY 5 EDINBURGH. You’ve got another full day to spend however you like in the Scottish capital. Don’t say we don’t spoil you! Why not check out the city vaults under South Bridge? Or, you could always just go for a stroll through the Old Town for a dose of UNESCO World Heritage amazingness. Today it’s all on you. (B)

DAY 8 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS TO GLASGOW. You can’t do Scotland without whisky. Fact! There’s an optional whisky distillery tasting tour today if you’re up for trying the good stuff. We’ll also show you around the city to help you get your bearings. Tonight, Glasgow’s bar scene beckons. (B)

DAY 6 EDINBURGH TO SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS. Wild, breathtaking landscapes, mysterious legends and heaps of long-standing traditions – yep, we must be in the Scottish Highlands! Embrace the scenery, breathe the fresh air and take it all in. This place is like nowhere else in the world. (B,D)

DAY 9 GLASGOW TO BELFAST. Today we’ll ferry it over to a city with a lot of history and a buzzing, cosmopolitan feel. Yep, you guessed it – we’re going to Belfast! Hit up the Titanic Museum, visit City Hall or hop on an optional Black Cab tour and learn a few local tales and insider tips. Tonight: tuck into dinner


WINTER - EXPLORER

161

TRIP CODE: EXWULL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

@ JASONBROWN92



GUINNESS STOREHOUSE

Traditional English Sunday roast in Liverpool Visit the Giant’s Causeway Guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse Visit Stonehenge Visit prehistoric Newgrange

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

- INCLUDED -

GUIDED TOUR OF

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

15 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 15 nights in hotels (twin or double) Irish Sea ferry crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Nightlife tour of Edinburgh ++ Visit the Cliffs of Moher @lexhendry - Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

with the group before knocking back a pint or two. You’ll fit right in! (B,D)

ideas for your free afternoon? How about checking out Dublin Castle or St Stephen’s Green? (B)

DAY 10 BELFAST TO GALWAY. Big question. How did 40,000 hexagonal rock columns end up in the same place? Doesn’t matter! The Giant’s Causeway rocks (pun intended). But in case you’re interested, this world-famous landmark is actually the result of a volcanic eruption. Pretty cool, huh? We’ll arrive in Galway tonight – the city that inspired Ed Sheeran’s ‘Galway Girl’. (B)

DAY 14 DUBLIN TO CARDIFF. Next stop: Cardiff. Let’s play a game – how many Welsh words can you learn in one night? (B)

DAY 11 GALWAY. Yay! You’ve got a free day to explore Galway! Grab yourself some fish and chips in a cosy pub (and don’t forget to team it with a beer). Then: go exploring and check out the street performers and buskers. If you fancy it, you can also pay an optional visit to the Cliffs of Moher. The definition of beautiful, rugged coastline, this place is like something out of a movie. (B) DAY 12 GALWAY TO DUBLIN. On the way to Dublin, we’ll stop off at ancient Newgrange – a site that’s older than both Stonehenge AND the Egyptian Pyramids. Wow! Tonight, sample a taste of tradition at an optional Irish folk performance after dinner, or chill out in the Temple Bar district and soak up the atmosphere. (B)

DAY 15 CARDIFF. It’s your day, your way. Check out Cardiff Castle, go for a wander in Cardiff Bay or simply hit up St David’s Shopping Centre. And did we mention the pubs? There are A LOT of them. Extra points if you visit one while the rugby is on! Tonight, we’ve got one last farewell dinner to look forward to. Time to get all the selfies in! (B,D) DAY 16 CARDIFF TO LONDON. All good things must come to an end. But not so fast – there are still two stops left! After heading to historic Bath for a walking tour, we’ll embrace the mystery surrounding those iconic stones at Stonehenge. Then: we’re off to London Town for teary goodbyes. Who wants to go again? (B)

229

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 7:30AM IN LONDON FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON S TA R T

S TA R T

FINISH

FINISH 2021

2020 G

25

OCT

9

NOV

8

NOV

23

NOV

15

NOV

30

NOV

25

NOV

10

DEC

6

DEC

22

DEC

G

G

13

DEC

28

DEC

G

22

DEC

6

JAN

G

28

DEC

12

JAN

G

3

JAN

18

10

JAN

25

JAN JAN

24

JAN

8

FEB

14

FEB

1

MAR

G= Guaranteed Departure

TOPDECKER

DAY 13 DUBLIN. First up: a walking tour of the city’s most famous and historic sights. Then: take in the views from the Guinness Skybar after touring the Guinness Storehouse (when in Dublin!). Want some

16 DAYS FROM

3649

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

@JOSH_RAINE_ - CLIFFS OF MOHER, IRELAND

@JASONBROWN92 - GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, IRELAND

$1179

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


IMPROVED ITINERARY

14 D A Y | B A L K A N W I N T E R

WINTER - EXPLORER

162

BUDAPEST

BUDAPEST

19

6

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EXBWHH

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Entry to Plitviče Lakes National Park ++ Visit the Srebrenica Memorial

@MOMENTS.BY.MISSY- BELGRADE, SERBIA

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

13 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) 13 nights in hotels (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

SOFIA, BULGARIA

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Skiing in Bulgaria ++ Visit Rila Monastery ++ Open-air lift ride and hike to the Seven Rila Lakes

1

Budapest

HUNGARY

207

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

Belgrade

1

SERBIA

Plitviče Lakes CROATIA

START MEET AT 4PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROX 9AM IN BUDAPEST S TA R T DEC

FINISH 1

2

2

Timisoara ROMANIA

2

Srebrenica Memorial

S TA R T

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

FINISH 2021

JAN

1

Bucharest

Sarajevo

2020 19

1

FINISH/START

G

3

JAN

16

JAN

17

JAN

30

JAN

31

JAN

13

FEB

Veliko Tarnovo Sofia

BULGARIA

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

Think you can handle all the awesomeness the Balkans have to offer? From Budapest to Bucharest, Sofia, Belgrade and Plitviče Lakes National Park, this is one star-studded lineup! DAY 1 BUDAPEST. Ready for a wintry Balkan adventure? Good news – you’ve come to the right place. Meet your Topdeck trip mates at dinner tonight and gear up for an awesome couple of weeks! (D)

TOPDECKER

DAY 2 BUDAPEST TO TIMISOARA. Next stop, Timisoara. Quick fact: some call it ‘Little Vienna’. Today we’ll get the lay of the land on a walking tour before hitting up the Old Town neighbourhood. (B) DAYS 3-4 TIMISOARA TO BUCHAREST. Oh hey there, Bucharest! We’ll introduce you to the Romanian capital with not one, but TWO tours on day three (one on foot, and one by coach). Day four is a free day. So. Much. To. See! (B,D) (B)

14 DAYS FROM

2889

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$899

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAYS 5-7 BUCHAREST TO SOFIA. Next up: Bulgaria’s gem of a capital, Sofia. After making friends with the city on a walking tour on day five, days six and seven will be yours to do as you please. Spend your time exploring, or try one of our ah-mazing optional extras. What’s it gonna be? Optional skiing at Borovets Ski Resort, an optional air lift ride and hike to the Seven Rila Lakes, or an optional visit to the beautiful Rila Monastery? (B,D) (B) (B) DAYS 8-9 SOFIA TO BELGRADE. Curl up on the coach as we cruise into Belgrade. When we arrive, we’ll show you how to explore the city like a pro. And

on day nine? Sleep in or get up early, it’s all on you. (B,D) (B)

DAY 10 BELGRADE TO SARAJEVO. This morning we’ll pay a sobering visit to the Srebrenica Memorial (which honours the victims of the 1995 genocide) before we move on to Sarajevo. Here, we’ll follow our local guide and learn all about the city’s war-torn past. (B,D) DAY 11 SARAJEVO. Today is completely yours to get to know this intriguing city. Check out the worldfamous Stari Most (that’s ‘Old Bridge’ to you and me), sip Bosnian coffee in an Ottoman-era courtyard or hit the pavement for some seriously incredible street food. (B) DAY 12 SARAJEVO TO PLITVIČE LAKES. Get excited – today we’re on our way to one of the most beautiful parts of Eastern Europe. Yep, we’re looking at you, Plitviče Lakes! In the right conditions, the park’s waterfalls freeze over and the trees get covered in a blanket of snow, turning it into a real-life winter wonderland. (B) DAYS 13-14 PLITVIČE LAKES TO BUDAPEST. Take one last longing look at Plitviče Lakes before we hit the road to Budapest, where we’ll wrap up the trip with a farewell dinner. When day 14 comes, it’s Splitsville. Quick, let’s be Facebook friends! (B,D) (B)


10 D A Y | B I G R E D T O R E D S TA R MOSCOW

14

3

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WINTER - EXPLORER

HELSINKI

163

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EXWBHM

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Visit the State Hermitage Museum ++ Guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in hotels (twin or double), 1 night on an overnight train ++ Baltic Sea ferry ticket ++ Overnight train ticket ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader

@MARIANNELAMPON - HELSINKI, FINLAND

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Visit Kadriorg Palace ++ Guided tour of the Moscow Metro

TALLINN, ESTONIA

YOUR ROUTE

@WANDER.LIV - TALLINN, ESTONIA

1 STOP & STAY

Helsinki

1

2

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START

FINLAND

249

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

DAY STOP

St Petersburg RUSSIA

START MEET AT 2PM IN HELSINKI FINISH APPROX 10AM IN MOSCOW

2 Tallinn

S TA R T

ESTONIA

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

1 overnight train

2021

5

DEC

14

DEC

23

DEC

1

JAN

9

JAN

18

JAN

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

FINISH

@SHANAHAN_92 - MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Moscow

Travel off the beaten track and let our friends in the north show you how winter is really done. Ready to dive into the unique traditions of Finland, Estonia and Russia? Good!

DAY 2 HELSINKI TO TALLINN. Today we’ll ferry it from Helsinki to the Silicon Valley on the Baltic Sea: Tallinn, where Skype was invented and kids start coding at six. True story! (B,D) DAY 3 TALLINN. Go all knight-in-shining-armour on a medieval tour of the city (horse not included), or pay an optional visit to the super impressive Kadriorg Palace (which houses the Kadriorg Art Museum). (B) DAY 4 TALLINN TO ST PETERSBURG. Fact: Russia is bigger than Pluto, so it’s understandable that today’s drive will be pretty epic! After saying zdravstvujtye (‘zdrah-stvooy-tee’) to St Petersburg, we’ll scope out the city’s best bits on a driving tour. (B,D) DAY 5 ST PETERSBURG. With three million items in the archives, a trip to the Hermitage Museum = your morning sorted. Did you know? The museum has the largest collection of paintings in the world – and guard cats that protect them from rodents. Yep, you read that right. Guard cats! (B)

DAY 6 ST PETERSBURG TO MOSCOW VIA OVERNIGHT TRAIN. Take on the city at your own pace today. Pro tip: dial up your inner hipster and pay a visit to the city’s Street Art Museum. Then: it’s all aboard the night train to Moscow. Get cosy! (B) DAY 7 MOSCOW. Rise and shine – it’s Moscow time! This place is home to the largest number of high-rollers in the world. Ready to roll with the billionaires? (B,D) DAY 8 MOSCOW. First today, we’ll pay a visit to a true Russian icon: Red Square. Then, it’s on to the Kremlin we go! Expect cathedrals, palaces, museums… and LOTS of gold domed roofs. (B)

TOPDECKER

DAY 1 HELSINKI. Oh hey, Helsinki! Why not start the day with some ice skating or food-stall hopping at Old Market Square before meeting your soon-to-be besties for a group dinner? This is gonna be fun! (D)

DAY 9 MOSCOW. St Basil’s Cathedral in winter blows all those Hans Christian Andersen fairytales out of the water. Gaze up at the onion domes, then go underground on an optional Metro tour. (B,D)

10 DAYS FROM

DAY 10 MOSCOW. After breakfast, it’s time to say bye. We won’t blame you if you wanna stick around, though! (B)

AUD PER PERSON

2489

$

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$759

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10 D A Y | B A L K A N A D V E N T U R E R

TOPDECKER

#TOPDECKER

WINTER - EXPLORER

164

SOFIA

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

BUDAPEST

13

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU: ++ Entry to Plitviče Lakes National Park ++ Visit the Srebrenica Memorial

FINISH

Budapest

HUNGARY SERBIA

Plitviče Lakes CROATIA

2

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

2

Belgrade

1

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 4PM IN SOFIA FINISH APPROX 9AM IN BUDAPEST

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

1

199

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EXBWSH

DAY STOP

SECTOR

23

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

Srebrenica Memorial

Sarajevo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

START

Sofia

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 9 nights in hotels (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

DEC

1

2021 G

JAN

7

JAN

16

JAN

21

JAN

30

JAN

4

FEB

13

FEB

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

BULGARIA

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Skiing in Bulgaria ++ Visit Rila Monastery ++ Open-air lift ride and hike to the Seven Rila Lakes SECTOR

10 DAYS FROM

1989

$

This is a sector of the 14 Day Balkan Winter trip. See p.162 or visit our website.

AUD PER PERSON

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

@EZZIBUNN - PLITVIČE NATIONAL PARK, CROATIA

$599

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IMPROVED ITINERARY

9 D A Y | B R I T I S H W I N T E R WA R M E R LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

GLASGOW

11

MEALS

2

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EXWULG

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES Scottish Highlands

++ Traditional English Sunday roast in Liverpool ++ Walking tour of Edinburgh ++ Visit Loch Ness

Loch Ness

2

SCOTLAND

Edinburgh

1

SCOTLAND

FINISH

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

Glasgow

1 York 1 Liverpool Oxford START

London

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

8 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 8 nights in hotels (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

ENGLAND

SECTOR

207

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 7:30AM IN LONDON FINISH APPROX 9AM IN GLASGOW S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

2021 G

25

OCT

2

NOV

8

NOV

16

NOV

15

NOV

23

NOV

25

NOV

3

DEC

6

DEC

14

DEC

G

G

13

DEC

21

DEC

G

22

DEC

30

DEC

G

28

DEC

5

JAN

G

3

JAN

11

10

JAN

18

JAN JAN

24

JAN

1

FEB

14

FEB

22

FEB

G= Guaranteed Departure

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Nightlife tour of Edinburgh ++ Whisky distillery tour in Glasgow SECTOR

This is a sector of the 16 Day Winter Britain & Ireland trip. See p.160 or visit our website.

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@TAYLAREM - SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

9 DAYS FROM

1859

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$699

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


8 DAY | TRAIL TO THE BALKAN SLOPES YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

SOFIA

10

MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU: ++ Driving and walking tours of Bucharest ++ Walking tour of Sofia

1 Budapest

190

$

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 4PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROX 9AM IN SOFIA

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES START

SECTOR

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EXBWHS

DAY STOP

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

HUNGARY

19

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

Timisoara

1

ROMANIA

2 Bucharest

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

WINTER - EXPLORER

BUDAPEST

165

7 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 7 nights in hotels (twin or double) Modern air-conditioned coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

DEC

26

2021 G

DEC

3

JAN

10

JAN

17

JAN

24

JAN

31

JAN

7

FEB

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

FINISH

Sofia

++ Skiing in Bulgaria ++ Visit Rila Monastery ++ Open-air lift ride and hike to the Seven Rila Lakes

8 DAYS FROM

1519

$

This is a sector of the 14 Day Balkan Winter trip. See p.162 or visit our website.

SECTOR

#TOPDECKER

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

BULGARIA

AUD PER PERSON All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

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

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

LONDON

9

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EXWUBL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES Giant’s Causeway

1

Londonderry/Derry

++ ++ ++ ++

START

Belfast

NORTHERN IRELAND

Visit the Giant’s Causeway Guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse Visit Stonehenge Visit prehistoric Newgrange

Newgrange

2 Galway

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

2 Dublin

FINISH

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

London

Cardiff

WALES

ENGLAND

2 Bath

Stonehenge

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

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

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Visit the Cliffs of Moher ++ Irish night in Dublin

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

GALWAY, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

SECTOR

245

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 3PM IN BELFAST FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

2021

2

NOV

9

NOV

16

NOV

23

NOV

23

NOV

30

NOV

3

DEC

10

DEC

G G

14

DEC

22

DEC

G

21

DEC

28

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30

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6

JAN

G

5

JAN

12

JAN

11

JAN

18

JAN

18

JAN

25

JAN

1

FEB

8

FEB

22

FEB

1

MAR

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 16 Day Winter Britain & Ireland trip. See p.160 or visit our website.

TOPDECKER

@BECKCAINS - BOROVETS, BULGARIA

$499

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

8 DAYS FROM

1959

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$719

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


IMPROVED ITINERARY

4 DAY | THE LAPLAND EXPRESS

WINTER - EXPLORER

166

ROVANIEMI

4

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EXLXRR

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Visit a Reindeer Farm and the Santa Claus Village ++ Visit a husky farm ++ Go husky sledding ++ Search for the Northern Lights

@TAYLAREM - ROVANIEMI, FINLAND

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights in hotels (twin or double) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

@ANTSESCAPADES - SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE, FINLAND

338

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

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START MEET BETWEEN 3-4PM IN ROVANIEMI FINISH APPROX 9AM IN ROVANIEMI S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

FINISH 2021

19

NOV

22

NOV

3

DEC

6

DEC

17

DEC

20

DEC

G G

14

JAN

17

28

JAN

31

JAN

11

FEB

14

FEB

@LACHLANSPENCER - ROVANEIEMI, FINLAND

@LACHLANSPENCER - SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE, FINLAND

JAN

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

G= Guaranteed Departure START/FINISH

Rovaniemi FINLAND

NORTHERN LIGHTS, FINLAND

Two words: bucket list! Not only will you tick off the amazing Arctic Circle on the Lapland Express, but you’ll also meet Santa and have the chance to see the Northern Lights (fingers crossed!).

TOPDECKER

DAY 1 ROVANIEMI. Welcome to Rovaniemi, the reallife snow globe in the heart of Finnish Lapland. This winter dreamland is famous around the world as the home of the one and only Santa Claus! Tonight, feast on a welcome dinner with your new Topdeck buds and get excited for the Arctic Circle awesomeness ahead of you. Try and contain your excitement, k? (D) DAY 2 ROVANIEMI. SNOW DAY! SNOW DAY! Hear the faint sound of jingling? Put on your cosiest Christmas jumper and prepare to get merry! Today, Rovaniemi is yours to explore. Spoiler alert: your childhood dreams are about to come true with a visit to a reindeer farm AND the Santa Claus Village. Crank the Xmas-ometer up to the max as you mess around in the snow, make friends with reindeer and pay a visit to the big man himself. Bring your wishlist with you and we’ll find out if you’ve been good this year! After, meet us for a snowball fight. It’s onnnn! (B)

4 DAYS FROM

1349

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$479

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAY 3 ROVANIEMI. Feel the hype – today’s gonna be big. Grab your snowshoes for a hike or zoom across the snow on the back of a husky sled. Talk about bucket list items! Tonight, top off your last day in Lapland with the best light show on earth. If conditions are right, you’ll catch the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) dancing among the stars. This natural phenomenon is so beautiful, you’ll probably cry. Enjoy! (B) DAY 4 ROVANIEMI. Sneak in a cheeky snow angel while you can because today we say heippa (goodbye) after breakfast. But this doesn’t have to be the end. We won’t blame you for sticking around a little longer because, well, this place is pretty epic! (B)


4 DAY | ICELAND EXPLORER REYKJAVÍK

4

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

WINTER - EXPLORER

REYKJAVÍK

167

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EXICJJ

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Visit the famous Blue Lagoon ++ Northern Lights tour

@TOMARCHERPHOTO - BLUE LAGOON, ICELAND

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights in hotels (twin or double) ++ Awesome Trip Leader

@LACHLANSPENCER - GLACIER, ICELAND

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Trip to the famous Golden Circle

348

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET BETWEEN 3-4PM IN REYKJAVÍK FINISH APPROX 10AM IN REYKJAVÍK

@BECCY_27 - REYKJAVíK, ICELAND

@LEXHENDRY - NORTHERN LIGHTS, ICELAND

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

Gullfoss Falls

(optional day trip)

2021

12

NOV

15

NOV

G

7

JAN

10

JAN

26

NOV

29

NOV

G

14

JAN

17

JAN

10

DEC

13

DEC

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21

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24

JAN

17

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20

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4

FEB

7

FEB

27

DEC

30

DEC

18

FEB

21

FEB

11

MAR

14

MAR

G

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

START/FINISH

Reykjavík ICELAND

Thingvellir National Park

Blue Lagoon

(optional day trip)

@DAN_TRAVELDIRECTOR - REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

DAY 1 REYKJAVÍK. Welcome to the land of fire and ice! Trust us – with landscapes like this, Iceland might as well be on the moon. You’ll have to tear your eyes away from the scenery for now though, ‘cos you’ve got a date with your Trip Leader and fellow Topdeckers to get to! Make your own way to the hotel, then get ready to schmooze. Tonight, a nightlife tour of Reykjavík and a beer tasting are on the cards. What better way to start the trip than with a bang? (D) DAY 2 REYKJAVÍK. OMG – we’re off to the legendary Blue Lagoon today! This place sounds like something from a Disney film and looks like something from outer space. The natural geothermal pools here are full of warm water – and today you’ll have the chance to swim around in them. In winter. Outside. Iceland, we love you! As if life couldn’t get any better, wait until tonight. What’s happening tonight, you ask? Only a mission to see the otherworldly Northern Lights! Visibility can’t be guaranteed, but if you manage to nail that shot you’ll pretty much win at photography forever. (B)

DAY 3 REYKJAVÍK. Today we’ll swap natural wonders for city life with a free day in über-cool Reykjavík. Check out the views from the Hallgrímskirkja church, then hit up the half-submerged City Hall and grab a coffee with half of your body underwater. Surreal, huh? If you’re a nature lover, don’t miss the optional Golden Circle tour – this baby packs 300 kilometres of awesome Icelandic landscapes. See also: the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Thingvellir National Park. Come nightfall, you can look forward to loads of foodie options. Anyone for smoked sheep head or rotten shark? No? Don’t worry – the world’s best hot dog stand is here for you if you’re not feeling adventurous. Oh, and one more thing: the best nightlife starts late. Like, midnight. Ready to bust some moves? (B) DAY 4 REYKJAVÍK. Nooooo! It’s over already? Time to say goodbye. But don’t get too upset – you did tick off some epic bucket list items, after all... (B)

TOPDECKER

Iceland’s collection of geysers, glaciers, waterfalls and fjords are like something out of a fairytale. Add to that some yummy seafood, and you’ve got yourself one extremely magical place!

4 DAYS FROM

1389

$

AUD PER PERSON

price based on per person twin-share/double single supplement from an extra

$399

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


24 D A Y | W I N T E R S P I R I T

WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

168

LONDON

32

11

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

 SEAMUS:

EVERYTHING WAS ARRANGED PERFECTLY. THE TRIP LEADER WAS FANTASTIC AND REALLY KNEW HER STUFF.

Grab your woolly scarf and prepare to be wrapped up in the spirit of a continent that’s famous for its seasonal splendour. Ready to make memories to last a lifetime? Those bucket list items are waiting... DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Kick off this evening with a city driving tour – and keep your eyes peeled for the Arc de Triomphe, the Palais Garnier and that really famous tower thing. Later, get to know your fellow Topdeckers over an included dinner. Cheers to an awesome trip! (D) DAY 2 PARIS. Explore the City of Love’s hidden gems on your free day. Feeling an optional bike tour, traditional cabaret show or night river cruise down the Seine? Let us know – we’ll hook you up. (B)

TOPDECKER

LONDON

DAY 3 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. Au revoir, Paris – it’s been a blast. Next up, Lauterbrunnen. If you haven’t seen this place in winter, you’re in for a real treat. #NoFilter needed. (B,D) DAY 4 SWISS ALPS. We’re all about choices today. Ride the rail up Jungfrau (aka the ‘Top of Europe’), take a scenic helicopter ride over the snow-capped mountains or take the ultimate plunge with a skydive. Whatever you choose, the mountains and crisp air here will make you feel alive. (B,D)

VENICE, ITALY

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP Berlin

Amsterdam

GERMANY

NETHERLANDS

START/FINISH

2

2

London

ENGLAND

Dresden Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Auschwitz-Birkenau

2

2 Kraków

POLAND

2 Paris

Salzburg 2

FRANCE

AUSTRIA

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

1 Vienna

Bratislava

SLOVAKIA

2 Budapest

2

HUNGARY

Verona

2 Venice Pisa

2

Florence

ITALY

Orvieto Rome 2 VATICAN CITY

DAY 5 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE. Get back to city life today in beautiful Florence – stopping in Pisa for THAT shot first, of course. (B,D) DAY 6 FLORENCE. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city’s greats this morning. Think: Ponte Vecchio, Florence Cathedral and that famous naked guy, David. (B) DAY 7 FLORENCE TO ROME. Get to know a city under a city as we visit Orvieto en route to Rome. Then: fire up Instagram for a walking tour of the must-sees. It’s as epic as you thought here. (B) DAY 8 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Rome is where the heart is. Visit the world’s smallest country (Vatican City), if that’s your thing. Or, hang with the locals and eat as much pizza and pasta as you can possible handle. (B)

DAY 9 ROME TO VENICE. Down your espresso, we’re off to fair Verona today (Romeo + Juliet 4EVA). After channeling your inner romantic, we’ll roll into Venice, where public transport by boat is totally the norm. (B,D) DAY 10 VENICE. Get your bearings on a walking tour, then set off to explore. Done with walking? Why not hop on an optional gondola ride for the full Venetian experience? Later, an included vaporetto ride awaits. (B) DAY 11 VENICE TO SALZBURG. Introducing old-world charm at its best. Salzburg looks like something straight out of a fairytale and should totally be up there on your Europe bucket list. Trust us. (B) DAY 12 SALZBURG. Spend the day in strudel heaven or go high energy with an opportunity to ski or snowboard. See you on the slopes. (B)


WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

169

TRIP CODE: EEWSLL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@LEXHENDERY - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

++ Driving tour of Paris ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ 23 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) ++ 19 nights in hostels, 4 nights in bungalows at European campsites ++ English Channel crossings ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

@ANTSESCAPADES - ROME, ITALY

- OPTIONAL -



CRUISE IN BUDAPEST

OPTIONAL EXTRAS @lachlanspencer

DAY 13 SALZBURG TO VIENNA. Welcome to Vienna – the home of Freud and free association. Go! (B) DAY 14 VIENNA TO BUDAPEST VIA BRATISLAVA. When we’re in Bratislava, do a bit of statue spotting as we check out the city on foot. Then, we’re off to Budapest. The nightlife here really is THAT good! (B,D) DAY 15 BUDAPEST. Make the most of your free day today. Why not hang with the hipsters in a ruin bar? Later, be sure to go for dinner on a river cruise (optional). (B) DAY 16 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW. The best winter food in Europe. Fact. Get your bearings on a walking tour then go back to check out your fave spots for yourself. (B) DAY 17 KRAKÓW. Free day alert! Why not learn about Krakow’s WWII history at the museum, check out St Mary’s or just people watch with a hot chocolate? (B)

DAY 20 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. See the phoenix-like city of Dresden – rising from war ashes and now a must-see. Then find out why everyone wants to be in Berlin, aka one of the coolest cities in Europe. (B,D) DAY 21 BERLIN. Almost too many choices on this free day. Do culture, do food, do history. It’s all here. Also: nightlife. (B) DAY 22 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. We’re rocking Amsterdam this evening with a visit to Dam Square and the Red Light District. (B) DAY 23 AMSTERDAM. Check out the sights and tone your legs this morning with an optional bike tour. Later, you could also stroll along the canal, visit the Rijksmuseum or eat as many mayo-dipped fries as possible. This evening, get ready for a farewell dinner cruise. It’s gonna be emotional. (B,D) DAY 24 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Take all the final selfies before the trip ends back in London. Who wants to go again? (B)

DAY 18 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE. Auschwitz-Birkenau puts things in perspective today before we arrive in Prague for a walking tour. (B,D)

++ Skiing near Salzburg ++ Tickets to the Sound of Vienna Orchestra

154

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

2021

29

OCT

21

NOV

G

2

JAN

25

12

NOV

5

DEC

G

7

JAN

30

JAN

19

NOV

12

DEC

14

JAN

6

FEB

21

NOV

14

DEC

21

JAN

13

FEB

26

NOV

19

DEC

28

JAN

20

FEB

1

DEC

24

DEC

11

FEB

6

MAR

7

DEC

30

DEC

11

MAR

3

APR

9

DEC

1

JAN

G

G

11

DEC

3

JAN

G

14

DEC

6

JAN

G

16

DEC

8

JAN

18

DEC

10

JAN

G

28

DEC

20

JAN

G

JAN G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

DAY 19 PRAGUE. It’s old school vs new school on this free day. Think: Charles Bridge vs the John Lennon wall! While you’re here, don’t miss the Castle District views and local beers. Trdelník is always a good idea, too. (B)

TOPDECKER

DINNER

24 DAYS FROM

3689

$

AUD PER PERSON

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

ITALIAN PIZZA, ROME

@DAISY_WR - SWISS ALPS

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


IMPROVED ITINERARY

24 D A Y | W E S T E R N C O M PA S S

WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

170

LONDON

LONDON

31

7

MEALS

COUNTRIES

 RAEVEN:

TOPDECK: SAFE, FUN, AND THE BEST EXPERIENCE OF YOUR LIFE.

- INCLUDED -

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

DAYS 1-2 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Topdeckers, meet Paris! What better way to kick things off than with a jam-packed city driving tour? On day two, there’s a free day to get stuck into. Try to stay calm as you hit the streets, either by foot or on an optional bike tour. Then: how about an optional Seine river cruise or cabaret show? Ooh là là! (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Next up: Bordeaux, where half the city is UNESCO World Heritage-listed and vineyards reign supreme. That’s right – we’re entering wine country! On day three, you’ve got a free day to check out the cathedral, Place de la Bourse or simply sit back with a glass of the region’s famous vino – when in Rome, right? (B) (B) DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO BILBAO. After a super Frenchy wine tasting at the Château du Taillan estate, we’ll cross the border into Spain and roll on to Bilbao – the home of the titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum. Fancy! (B) DAYS 6-7 BILBAO TO MADRID. Bye, Bilbao! Today we’re swapping you out for Madrid, a city that’s famed for its artistic pedigree, culinary treats and buzzing nightlife. Soak up the sights as we swing by El Retiro park, the Gran Vía and the Plaza de España on a driving tour. So. Much. To. See! (B) (B,D) DAY 8 MADRID TO VALENCIA. Today we’ll make a beeline for the coast on our way to Valencia, where

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

2 START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

Point your compass west on this unforgettable winter trip through some of Europe’s finest. Ready to discover some of the most Instagram-worthy countries on the map? Yeah, you are!

TOPDECKER

WI-FI

City 1 Luxembourg LUXEMBOURG

2 Paris

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2

2 Verona

2

Bordeaux

2

1

2 Madrid

ITALY

2

Marseille

Bilbao SPAIN

Florence

2 Venice

2 Barcelona

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

1 Valencia

an epic walking tour awaits. Our suggestion for tonight: hit up a traditional Spanish restaurant and try paella the way it’s supposed to taste. Delicioso! (B)

DAYS 9-10 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Oh hey, Barça! Trust us when we say that this place is BIG. Don’t worry, though – we’ll help you get your bearings on a driving tour before tonight’s optional flamenco show. On day ten, tick off the likes of the Sagrada Família, Gothic Quarter and Mt Tibidabo. Then: get your fill of patatas bravas on an optional tapas tour. Food baby alert! (B,D) (B) DAYS 11-12 BARCELONA TO MARSEILLE. France, we meet again! This time, we’ll shine the spotlight on Marseille – a city with a pretty boat-lined quayside, buckets of history and some damn fine architecture to boot. Top tip: try the bouillabaisse. (B) (B)

DAYS 13-14 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE. Italy, you’re up! Our next stop is Florence: a city with over 1,800 restaurants, more culture than you can shake a sculpture at and the world’s best gelato (hands down). On day 14, we’ll pace it around town on a walking tour of the city’s greats. (B,D) (B) DAYS 15-16 FLORENCE TO ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. OMG. Get excited for our legendary Rome walking tour! Highlights: gazing up at the historic Pantheon, throwing coins into the glittering Trevi Fountain and coming face to face with the almighty Colosseum. If you’re up for an early start on day 16, why not head out on an optional trip to the Vatican? (B) (B)


WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

171

TRIP CODE: EEWMLL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

@THE_JACKIEB - FLORENCE, ITALY

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

Driving tour of Paris Bordeaux winery experience Local guide in Florence Walking tour of Rome Try traditional Swiss fondue Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

@LACHLANSEPNCER - ROME

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

@JAKEEMILE - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

SCENIC EXCURSION 

23 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) 19 nights in hostels, 4 nights in hotel upgrades English Channel crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona ++ Gondola ride in Venice

TO JUNGFRAU (‘THE TOP OF EUROPE’)

167

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

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

DAYS 17-18 ROME TO VENICE. After channeling your inner romantic at Juliet’s love notes wall in Verona, we’re off to oh-so-pretty Venice. The best way to explore? Get lost. Get found. Repeat. Just make sure you do find St Mark’s Square, the Rialto Bridge and the Doge’s Palace. That, and get yourself on an optional gondola ride! (B,D) (B) DAYS 19-20 VENICE TO SWISS ALPS. Off to the Swiss Alps, where the air is clear, the views are like something out of a fairytale and the snow is as white as… well, snow. Craving more altitude? Head to the ‘Top of Europe’, Jungfrau, on an optional rail journey.

DAYS 22-23 LUXEMBOURG TO AMSTERDAM. Welcome to Europe’s most infamous city. First things first: get the obvious out of the way (Red Light District, anyone?), then dial up the emotion on a farewell dinner cruise on day 23. Cue alllllll of the hugs. (B) (B,D)

S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020 18

OCT

10

NOV

15

NOV

8

DEC

G

FINISH

16

DEC

8

JAN

22

DEC

14

JAN

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

DAY 24 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. One more breakfast, then it’s back to London we go (sob). Too early to book the next trip? (B)

(B,D) (B,D)

TOPDECKER

DAY 21 SWISS ALPS TO LUXEMBOURG CITY. What’s upppp, Luxembourg City? This place may be small, but it sure as heck packs a lot of restaurants, museums and galleries. We’ve only got one day to check them out, so hop to it! (B)

24 DAYS FROM

3999

$

AUD PER PERSON

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

FRENCH BREAKFAST, PARIS

@ANTSESCAPADES - PARIS, FRANCE

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


18 D A Y | W I N T E R G E TAWAY

WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

172

LONDON

LONDON

25

MEALS

8

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EEWGLL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of Paris Vaporetto ride in Venice Local guide in Florence Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

YOUR ROUTE

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

@LEXHENDRY - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

17 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) 15 nights in hostels, 2 nights in bungalows English Channel crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

1 STOP & STAY

@DAISY_WR - SWISS ALPS

Amsterdam

Berlin

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

2

2

London

ENGLAND

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

DAY STOP

Dresden

++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Third Reich walking tour of Berlin ++ Local beer tasting in Prague

GERMANY

2 Prague

161

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

Mauthausen

Paris

1

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

Verona

OCT

3

NOV

G G

7

NOV

24

NOV

21

NOV

8

DEC

28

NOV

15

DEC

2

DEC

19

DEC

4

DEC

21

DEC

G

15

DEC

1

JAN

G

20

DEC

6

JAN

G

30

DEC

16

JAN

G

FINISH

6

JAN

23

JAN

16

JAN

2

FEB

23

JAN

9

FEB

30

JAN

16

FEB

13

FEB

2

MAR

G= Guaranteed Departure

Pisa

TOPDECKER

18 DAYS FROM

2889

$

AUD PER PERSON

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

2

Florence Orvieto Rome

ITALY

2

VATICAN CITY

Explore the most iconic winter wonderlands of Europe (minus a throng of tourists) and give your friends a million reasons to hit ‘Like’ on your ‘grams. DAYS 1-2 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Brush up on your bonjours – you’ve made it to Paris! Get excited to taste delicious French food at our included dinner and see the City of Light at its best on a driving tour after dark. Optional caberet show or Seine river cruise anyone? (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. Onwards to the Swiss Alps, through more breathtaking valleys and picture-perfect villages than you can poke a fondue stick at. (B,D) (B,D)

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

2

Venice

2021

17

AUSTRIA

2

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

Salzburg

DAYS 5-6 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE. Say hello to the foodie capital of Italy: Florence. On day six, we’ll explore the city with a local guide – who’ll share Medici family secrets and show you the best places to take a selfie on the Ponte Vecchio. (B,D) (B) DAYS 7-8 FLORENCE TO ROME. Get ready to take on a walking tour of the city’s biggest players (we’re looking at you, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Colosseum). On day eight, why not jump on the chance to join an optional guided tour of the Vatican? (B) (B) DAYS 9-10 ROME TO VENICE. There’s A LOT to see in the floating city of Venice – so let us help you tick off some of the best bits! Later on, take to the water on an optional gondola ride for some incredible city views. (B,D) (B)

DAY 11 VENICE TO SALZBURG. Music lovers, this is the city for you! Get your bearings on a walking tour of Salzburg’s cobblestone streets, spotting Mozart’s birthplace and Sound of Music film locations along the way. (B) DAYS 12-13 SALZBURG TO PRAGUE. First up: a stop at former concentration camp Mauthausen. Then: Prague awaits! Get excited to see the gothic Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square and the largest ancient castle in the world. Did we mention the street food here is amazing? (B,D) (B) DAYS 14-15 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. What better way to get to know Berlin than by taking a driving tour of all the highlights? See the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie before checking out the nightlife. (B,D) (B) DAYS 16-17 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Amsterdam, here we come! On day 17, cycle along the canals on an optional bike tour before rounding things off with a farewell dinner cruise. (B) (B,D) DAY 18 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Today it’s back on the ferry to London, where we’ll say our goodbyes. Who’s keen for sorting another trip to Europe? (B)


18 D A Y | W I N T E R R H A P S O D Y 22

LONDON

9

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

ROME

173

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EEWSRL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

@LEXHENDRY - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

DAY STOP

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

@KATHASTROPHIC - KRAKOW, POLAND

Berlin

Amsterdam

London

ENGLAND

GERMANY

NETHERLANDS

2

2

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Dresden Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

Auschwitz-Birkenau

2

2

AUSTRIA

Gondola ride in Venice Tickets to the Sound of Vienna Orchestra Skiing near Salzburg Guided tour of Vatican City

Kraków

Vienna Salzburg

++ ++ ++ ++

POLAND

1

2

Bratislava

SLOVAKIA

2

Budapest

HUNGARY

Verona

2 Venice

153

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET AT 3PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

S TA R T

FINISH

FINISH 2020

2020 START

Rome ITALY

2

VATICAN CITY

See how the likes of Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, Kraków and Prague come to life in the snowy months and learn exactly why travelling Europe in winter is a must-do. DAYS 1-2 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Bella Roma! The Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, the Roman Forum and the Trevi Fountain. Yep, it’s as epic as you thought here. (B) DAYS 3-4 ROME TO VENICE. After a quick stop in fair Verona (Romeo + Juliet 4EVA), we’re off to Venice. We’ll get our bearings on a walking tour on day two. Later, an included vaporetto ride awaits. Let’s go! (B,D) (B) DAYS 5-6 VENICE TO SALZBURG. Introducing old-world charm at its best. Salzburg looks like something straight out of a fairytale and should totally be up there on your Europe bucket list. (B) (B) DAY 7 SALZBURG TO VIENNA. Welcome to Vienna – the home of opera, apple strudel and possibly the best coffee in Europe. Later, there’s an opportunity to be totally #cultured at the Viennese Orchestra. (B) DAYS 8-9 VIENNA TO BUDAPEST. When we’re in Bratislava, do a bit of statue spotting as we check out the city on foot. Then, we’re off to Budapest. The nightlife here really is THAT good! There’s an optional dinner cruise down the Danube if you want it. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 10-11 BUDAPEST TO KRAKÓW. The best winter food in Europe. Fact. Spend day two learning

about Kraków’s WWII history at the museum in Schindler’s Factory or just people watch with a hot chocolate. Either way, you’re winning at life. (B) (B)

DAYS 12-13 KRAKÓW TO PRAGUE. AuschwitzBirkenau puts things in perspective today before we arrive in Prague for a walking tour. While you’re here, don’t miss the Castle District views and try some local beers. Trdelník is always a good idea too. (B,D) (B)

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DAY 18 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON. Take all the final selfies before the trip ends back in London. Who wants to go again? (B)

SECTOR

This is a sector of the 24 Day Winter Spirit trip. See p.168 or visit our website.

G

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G= Guaranteed Departure

DAYS 14-15 PRAGUE TO BERLIN. See the phoenixlike city of Dresden – rising from war ashes and now a must-see. Then: find out why everyone wants to be in Berlin, aka one of the coolest cities in Europe. Also: nightlife is totes amaze. (B,D) (B) DAYS 16-17 BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM. Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe! We’ll start things off with an evening orientation tour (cheese tasting included of course). Then: you’ve got a free day to check out the sights. Sick of walking? Grab a set of wheels on an optional bike tour. (B) (B,D)

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TOPDECKER

FINISH

17 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 15 nights in hostels, 2 nights in bungalows English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

18 DAYS FROM

2739

$

AUD PER PERSON

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

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


IMPROVED ITINERARY

16 D A Y | W E S T E R N C O R N E R S

WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

174

LONDON

ROME

19

4

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EEWMLR

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of Paris Bordeaux winery experience Local guide in Florence Walking tour of Rome

@SUNSHINETAT27 - BARCELONA, SPAIN

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

15 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 11 nights in hostels, 4 nights in hotel upgrades English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

@SAMCREAN.CHIRO - PARIS, FRANCE START

London

ENGLAND

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Traditional cabaret show in Paris ++ Guided tour of Vatican City

Paris 2 FRANCE

167

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

2 Bordeaux

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Florence Marseille

FINISH

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2 Madrid

Rome

2 Barcelona

FINISH

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VATICAN CITY

1 Valencia

G= Guaranteed Departure

Practise your salsa in Spain? Sure thing. Shop the streets of France? No worries. Sample spaghetti in Italy? You got it. This epic trip gives you the very best of Western Europe, Topdeck style.

TOPDECKER

DAYS 1-2 LONDON TO PARIS. Topdeckers, meet Paris! What better way to kick things off than with a jam-packed city driving tour? Try to stay calm as you hit the streets, either by foot or on an optional bike tour. Then: how about an optional Seine river cruise or cabaret show? Ooh là là! (D) (B)

16 DAYS FROM

2659

$

AUD PER PERSON

Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAYS 9-10 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Oh hey, Barça! Trust us when we say that this place is BIG. Don’t worry, though – we’ll help you get your bearings on a driving tour before tonight’s optional flamenco show. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO BORDEAUX. Next up: Bordeaux, where half the city is UNESCO World Heritage-listed and vineyards reign supreme. That’s right – we’re entering wine country! (B) (B)

DAYS 11-12 BARCELONA TO MARSEILLE. France, we meet again! This time, we’ll shine the spotlight on Marseille – a city with a pretty boat-lined quayside, buckets of history and some damn fine architecture to boot. Top tip: try the bouillabaisse. (B) (B)

DAY 5 BORDEAUX TO BILBAO. After a super Frenchy wine tasting at the Château du Taillan estate, we’ll cross the border into Spain and roll on to Bilbao – the home of the titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum. Fancy! (B)

DAYS 13-14 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE. Italy, you’re up! Our next stop is Florence: a city with over 1,800 restaurants, more culture than you can shake a sculpture at and the world’s best gelato (hands down). (B,D) (B)

DAYS 6-7 BILBAO TO MADRID. Bye, Bilbao! Today we’re swapping you out for Madrid, a city that’s famed for its artistic pedigree, culinary treats and buzzing nightlife. So. Much. To. See! (B) (B,D)

DAY 15 FLORENCE TO ROME. OMG. Today is gonna be huge! Get excited, ‘cos our legendary Rome walking tour will very likely help you tick off a life highlight or two. Best. Day. Ever. (B)

DAY 8 MADRID TO VALENCIA. Today we’ll make a beeline for the coast on our way to Valencia. Our suggestion for tonight: hit up a traditional Spanish restaurant and try paella the way it’s supposed to taste. Delicioso! (B)

DAY 16 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. If you’re up for an early start, why not head out on an optional trip to the world’s smallest country (and home of the pope) this morning? After that, our trip will come to a close. Noooo! (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 24 Day Western Compass trip. See p.170 or visit our website.


11 D A Y | V E N T U R E T O V E N I C E VENICE

15

4

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

LONDON

175

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EEWGLV

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ ++ ++ ++

@LIFEOFBRYDIE - VENICE, ITALY

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

Driving tour of Paris Try traditional Swiss fondue Vaporetto ride in Venice Local guide in Florence

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

DAY STOP

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

@DAISY_WR - SWISS ALPS

START

London

10 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 8 nights in hostels, 2 nights in bungalows English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

ENGLAND

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Guided tour of the Vatican City

2 Paris

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2 Verona

Pisa

2

FINISH

2 Venice Florence

ITALY

Orvieto Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

@NAZZASAUROUS - SWISS ALPS

The road to Venice never looked so good! Check off the likes of Paris, the Swiss Alps, Florence and Rome as you make your merry winter way to the floating city. Excited? So are we! DAYS 1-2 LONDON TO PARIS (OR JOIN IN PARIS). Bonjour, France! Tonight we’ll tuck into some French cuisine at an included dinner after seeing the city’s most iconic sights on a driving tour. On day two don’t miss the chance to see an optional cabaret show, or hop on a Seine river cruise! (D) (B) DAYS 3-4 PARIS TO SWISS ALPS. With scenery like this, it’s all #nofilter today. You’ll be glued to the coach windows as mountains and picture-perfect villages roll on by on our way to the Swiss Alps. Opt in for a ride up to Europe’s highest railway station for ultimate bragging rights or get on board with a spot of skydiving over the mountains. Eeek! (B,D) (B,D) DAYS 5-6 SWISS ALPS TO FLORENCE. First up, we’ll stop in Pisa to snap THAT pic with The Leaning Tower. Then: onwards to Florence! FYI: the glittering Ponte Vecchio is a real-life work of art when the bridge is lit up at night… On your second day a local guide will take you through the city’s cobblestone streets, ticking off the Uffizi Gallery and cathedral along the way. (B,D) (B) DAYS 7-8 FLORENCE TO ROME. We’ll make a stop in picturesque Orvieto to take in views of the rolling Italian hills before trucking on to Rome today. On the to do list? A walking tour covering all the greats: the

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

START MEET 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9AM IN VENICE S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

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Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon… the list goes on. On day two count your blessings with an optional visit to the Vatican. Later, head over to Piazza Navona for a slice of pizza, and a glass of red wine. This is the good life! (B) (B)

DAYS 9-10 ROME TO VENICE. Ah, fair Verona. We’ll take some time to visit lovestruck Juliet’s balcony before rolling on to Venice today. Cameras at the ready – this is one photogenic city! A walking tour of the floating city will take you past the Rialto Bridge, St Mark’s Square and Bridge of Sighs. But, for the real experience (and the best photo angle), we recommend hopping on an optional gondola ride. You’ll never want to travel by car again! (B,D) (B) DAY 11 VENICE. We’ll say bye to the gang after breakfast today – but don’t let that stop you from continuing to explore! There’s so much to see here, from the Doge’s Palace to the pastel-coloured streets of Burano. (B)

TOPDECKER

@LEXHENDRY - PARIS, FRANCE

176

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

FRANCE

11 DAYS FROM

1929

$

AUD PER PERSON SECTOR

This is a sector of the 18 Day Winter Getaway trip. See p.172 or visit our website.

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

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


IMPROVED ITINERARY

11 D A Y | W I N T E R E X P R E S S

TOPDECKER

#TOPDECKER

WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

176

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

LONDON

16

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU: Amsterdam

START/FINISH

2

London

++ Driving tour of Paris ++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

ENGLAND

1 Heidelberg

FRANCE

1 Munich GERMANY

Swiss Alps

S TA R T

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

SWITZERLAND

2 2

Venice ITALY

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

2 Paris

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

NETHERLANDS

182

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EEWNLL

DAY STOP

10 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) 10 nights in hostels English Channel crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

2021

22

OCT

1

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12

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14

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G= Guaranteed Departure

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Traditional cabaret show in Paris ++ Skydiving in the Swiss Alps

11 DAYS FROM

1999

$

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

AUD PER PERSON

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

@KAITLYNCASSO - SWISS ALPS

10 D A Y | W I N T E R E S C A P E VENICE

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

LONDON

13

MEALS

5

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EEWGVL

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES Amsterdam

FINISH

London

ENGLAND

++ Vaporetto ride in Venice ++ Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

Berlin

NETHERLANDS

GERMANY

2

2 Dresden

2 Mauthausen Salzburg AUSTRIA

2 START

Venice

1

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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

SECTOR

152

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6PM IN VENICE FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

2021

25

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6

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G= Guaranteed Departure

ITALY

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Third Reich walking tour of Berlin SECTOR

This is a sector of the 18 Day Winter Getaway trip. See p.172 or visit our website.

10 DAYS FROM

1519

$

AUD PER PERSON All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


10 D A Y | W E S T E R N R U N N E R ROME

12

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

MADRID

177

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EEWMMR

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Local guide in Florence ++ Walking tour of Rome

VA;ENCIA, SPAIN

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

@SARAHWATSONNNN - FLORENCE, ITALY

9 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 7 nights in hostels, 2 nights in hotel upgrades Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Flamenco show in Barcelona ++ Guided tour of Vatican City

163

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@K8E24 - BARCELONA, SPAIN

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

@CAROLYN.TRAVELS - VATICAN CITY

DAY STOP

START MEET AT 2PM IN MADRID FINISH APPROX 12PM IN ROME S TA R T

Marseille FRANCE

2

2

Florence

ITALY

Vatican City Madrid SPAIN

Barcelona

1

2

S TA R T

24

OCT

2

NOV

21

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30

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DEC

31

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28

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G= Guaranteed Departure

Rome FINISH

START

1

FINISH 2020

1 Valencia

DAY 1 MADRID. Hola, Madrid! Make sure you check out the Royal Palace, the Prado Museum and the botanical gardens. And after the sun sets? Well, there’s plenty of time for a sangria or two in Malasaña or Chueca… (D)

DAY 6 MARSEILLE. Your second day in Marseille is yours to spend however you please. Our must-dos? Take a stroll along La Canebière, taste some of the local seafood and watch the sun set over the Vieux Port. Magnifique! (B)

DAY 2 MADRID TO VALENCIA. Today we’ll make a beeline for the coast on our way to Valencia, where an epic walking tour awaits. Our suggestion for tonight: hit up a traditional Spanish restaurant and try the delicious rice-y stuff the way it’s supposed to taste. Delicioso! (B)

DAY 7 MARSEILLE TO FLORENCE. Italy, you’re up! Today we’ll make tracks to Florence: a city with over 1,800 restaurants, more culture than you can shake a sculpture at and the world’s best gelato (hands down). (B,D)

DAY 3 VALENCIA TO BARCELONA. Oh hey, Barça! Trust us when we say that this place is BIG. Don’t worry, though – we’ll help you get your bearings on a driving tour before tonight’s optional flamenco show. Get your castanets ready. Olé! (B,D) DAY 4 BARCELONA. Ready to see what Barcelona has to offer? Yeah you are! Jump on an optional tapas tour or get exploring - there’s so much to see! Later, get pumped for the city’s epic nightlife. (B) DAY 5 BARCELONA TO MARSEILLE. Today we’ll shine the spotlight on Marseille, a city with a pretty boat-lined quayside, buckets of history and some damn fine architecture to boot. Top tip: try the bouillabaisse. (B)

DAY 8 FLORENCE. Today, we’ll pace it around town on a walking tour of Florence’s greats. Think: the Insta-worthy Ponte Vecchio, Florence Cathedral and that famous naked statue you may have heard about. Stop it David, you’re making us blush... (B) DAY 9 FLORENCE TO ROME. OMG. Today is gonna be huge! Get excited, ‘cos our legendary Rome walking tour will very likely help you tick off a life highlight or two. Best. Day. Ever. (B) DAY 10 ROME INCLUDING VATICAN CITY VISIT. Why not head out on an optional trip to the world’s smallest country this morning? After that, our trip will come to a close. Noooo! (B) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 24 Day Western Compass trip. See p.170 or visit our website.

TOPDECKER

From marvellous Madrid to buzzing Barça, magnificent Marseille and fabulous Florence, this trip is positively brimming with bucket list potential.

10 DAYS FROM

1629

$

AUD PER PERSON

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

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


9 DAY | EASTERN LIGHTS

WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

178

PRAGUE

BUDAPEST

12

5

MEALS

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EEELPB

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau ++ Entry to Széchenyi thermal baths

@DAISY_WR - KRAKÓW, POLAND

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

8 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 1 night in hotel, 7 nights in hostels Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

YOUR ROUTE

DAY STOP

@TRAVELDREAMFAIRY - VIENNA, AUSTRIA

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

START

Prague

++ Tickets to the Sound of Vienna Orchestra

154

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

1 STOP & STAY

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

2 Kraków POLAND

AuschwitzBirkenau

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

Vienna

START MEET AT 1PM IN PRAGUE FINISH APPROX 9AM IN BUDAPEST S TA R T

FINISH

AUSTRIA S TA R T

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Bratislava

SLOVAKIA FINISH

Budapest

HUNGARY

G= Guaranteed Departure

Warning: this magical trip is likely to convince you you’re living in an Eastern European fairy tale. From Prague to Kraków, Vienna and Budapest, your unforgettable festive escape starts NOW.

TOPDECKER

DAY 1 PRAGUE. Welcome to Prague! This is one pretty city with plenty to keep you occupied. From the Astronomical Clock to the Castle District and the awesome statue-lined wonder that is Charles Bridge, there’s almost TOO much to see. Get out there and explore! (D) DAY 2 PRAGUE. Oh hello, free day in Prague. Swing by the John Lennon Wall for a profile pic to remember, try trdelník (warm, sugary pastry goodness) or simply kick back and indulge in a local beer or two. Well, this the festive season, after all... (B,D)

9 DAYS FROM

1379

$

AUD PER PERSON

Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

DAY 3 PRAGUE TO KRAKÓW. A city with history like that needs to be explored! Don’t sweat it – we’ll take you through the Old Town and the largest medieval market square in Europe to get you started. (B) DAY 4 KRAKÓW. Look up! St Mary’s Basilica (near the main square) is beautiful. Want more from your free day here? Why not wander the hip Jewish quarter, visit Schindler’s Factory or dig in to a plate of pierogi? These dumpling-like balls of deliciousness will have you applying for your Polish passport, stat. (B,D) DAY 5 KRAKÓW TO BRATISLAVA. We’ll pay a visit to former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau

today. Take some time to reflect en route to Slovakia, where a guided tour of Bratislava awaits. Don’t miss the buzzing bar and café scene while you’re here! (B)

DAY 6 BRATISLAVA TO VIENNA. Mozart, Beethoven and Freud called Vienna home – and they left a HUGE impression on the world. Visit a wiener kaffeehaus (coffee house) before getting ‘Bach’ on track (LOL) with an optional Viennese chamber orchestra performance. (B) DAY 7 VIENNA TO BUDAPEST. Swap classical music for the chance to gorge on goulash and lángos. New Year’s resolutions haven’t started yet, so no diet excuses here! Get your bearings on a driving tour and settle in. You’re in Budapest, baby! (B) DAY 8 BUDAPEST. Széchenyi thermal baths in winter? Ahhh yeah! Relax and unwind, then grab your fellow Topdeckers, put on a woolly hat and hit the ruin bars. (B,D) DAY 9 BUDAPEST. Time to go home. Or not! Did we mention it’s ski season and the Alps are right around the corner? (B)


9 DAY | NORTHERN DIRECTIONS YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

LONDON

12

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

Amsterdam

++ Walking tour of Rome ++ Try traditional Swiss fondue ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

1

S TA R T

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

2 Verona

2 Venice

START

Rome

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

Luxembourg City LUXEMBOURG

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 3PM IN ROME FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

2

London

ENGLAND

184

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

NETHERLANDS

FINISH

SECTOR

TRIP CODE: EEWMRL

DAY STOP

WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

ROME

179

8 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 8 nights in hostels, English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

2021

2

NOV

10

NOV

30

NOV

8

DEC

31

DEC

8

JAN

G

6

JAN

14

JAN

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Gondola ride in Venice ++ Skydiving in the Swiss Alps SECTOR

9 DAYS FROM

1649

$

This is a sector of the 24 Day Western Compass trip. See p.170 or visit our website.

AUD PER PERSON

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

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

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

@LEAHHORN_ - SWISS ALPS

9 DAY | MARCH ON ROME LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

ROME

12

MEALS

4

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EEWSLR

ORGANISED FOR YOU: START

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

London

ENGLAND

++ Driving tour of Paris ++ Local guide in Florence

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

2 Paris

FRANCE

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

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2 Florence ITALY

Pisa

2

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

Orvieto FINISH

Rome

2

VATICAN CITY

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ ++ ++ ++

Traditional cabaret show in Paris Helicopter ride in the Swiss Alps Guided tour of Vatican City Scenic excursion to Jungfrau (‘The Top of Europe’) SECTOR

This is a sector of the 24 Day Winter Spirit trip. See p.168 or visit our website.

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@DAISY_WR - ROME, ITALY

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

SECTOR

180

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9AM IN ROME S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

2021

29

OCT

6

NOV

G

2

JAN

10

JAN

12

NOV

20

NOV

G

7

JAN

15

JAN

19

NOV

27

NOV

14

JAN

22

JAN

21

NOV

29

NOV

21

JAN

29

JAN

26

NOV

4

DEC

28

JAN

5

FEB

1

DEC

9

DEC

11

FEB

19

FEB

7

DEC

15

DEC

11

MAR

19

MAR

9

DEC

17

DEC

G

G

11

DEC

19

DEC

G

14

DEC

22

DEC

G

16

DEC

24

DEC

18

DEC

26

DEC

G

28

DEC

5

JAN

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

G

G

TOPDECKER

1

#TOPDECKER

ITALY

9 DAYS FROM

1619

$

AUD PER PERSON

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

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


8 DAY | WINTER SCANDI EXPRESS

TOPDECKER

#TOPDECKER

WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

180

COPENHAGEN

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

COPENHAGEN

11

MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

ORGANISED FOR YOU: ++ Walking tour of Oslo ++ Walking tour of Stockholm ++ Driving tour of Copenhagen

NORWAY

S TA R T

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

SWEDEN

START/FINISH

Copenhagen DENMARK

1

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

1

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

2 Stockholm

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 4PM IN COPENHAGEN FINISH APPROX 9AM IN COPENHAGEN

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES Oslo

169

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EEWJCC

DAY STOP

WI-FI

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

2021

28

NOV

5

DEC

G

9

JAN

16

12

DEC

19

DEC

G

23

JAN

30

JAN

27

DEC

3

JAN

G

6

FEB

13

FEB

JAN

G= Guaranteed Departure

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Visit The Viking Ship Museum ++ Skiing in Norway ++ Guided tour of Stockholm City Hall

8 DAYS FROM

$

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

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

@ALI_IN_TRANSIT - VIKING MUSEUM, DENMARK

1349

AUD PER PERSON

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

IMPROVED ITINERARY

7 DAY | SOUTHERN RUNNER LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

MADRID

7

MEALS

2

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EEWMLM

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Driving tour of Paris ++ Bordeaux winery experience

START

London

ENGLAND

2

2 Bordeaux 1 Bilbao

176

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON (OR 5PM IN PARIS) FINISH APPROX 9AM IN MADRID S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2020

Paris

FRANCE

SECTOR

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

6 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) 4 nights in hostels, 2 nights in hotel upgrades English Channel crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

18

OCT

24

OCT

15

NOV

21

NOV

G

FINISH

16

DEC

22

DEC

22

DEC

28

DEC

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

SPAIN

1 Madrid FINISH

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Seine river cruise in Paris ++ Traditional cabaret show in Paris SECTOR

This is a sector of the 24 Day Western Compass trip. See p.170 or visit our website.

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

@YESHHH.C - BORDEAUX, FRANCE

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

7 DAYS FROM

$

1229

AUD PER PERSON

Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


7 DAY | SPIRES IN THE SNOW MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES Auschwitz-Birkenau

2

Kraków

2

FINISH

POLAND

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

++ Visit former concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau ++ Walking tour of Prague

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

2 START

Budapest

HUNGARY

SECTOR

149

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: EEWSHP

DAY STOP

6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 6 nights in hostels Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Dinner cruise on the Danube river in Budapest

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6PM IN BUDAPEST FINISH APPROX 9AM IN PRAGUE S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

2021

11

NOV

17

NOV

G

10

JAN

16

JAN

25

NOV

1

DEC

G

15

JAN

21

JAN

2

DEC

8

DEC

20

JAN

26

JAN

4

DEC

10

DEC

27

JAN

2

FEB

9

DEC

15

DEC

3

FEB

9

FEB

G

14

DEC

20

DEC

10

FEB

16

FEB

20

DEC

26

DEC

24

FEB

2

MAR

22

DEC

28

DEC

G

24

MAR

30

MAR

24

DEC

30

DEC

G G

27

DEC

2

JAN

29

DEC

4

JAN

31

DEC

6

JAN

G

G

G

G

G= Guaranteed Departure

7 DAYS FROM

This is a sector of the 24 Day Winter Spirit trip. See p.168 or visit our website.

SECTOR

1039

$

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

AUD PER PERSON

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

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

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

TRADITIONAL ZAPIEKANKA - KRAKÓW, POLAND

7 D A Y | W I N T E R WA LT Z PRAGUE

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

LONDON

9

MEALS

3

COUNTRIES

WI-FI

TRIP CODE: EEWSPL

DAY STOP

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS FINISH

Berlin

GERMANY

2

2

London

ENGLAND

WINTER - HOSTEL PLUS

1 STOP & STAY

8

++ Driving tour of Berlin ++ Walking tour of the restored city of Dresden ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

Dresden START

Prague

2

CZECH REPUBLIC

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

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

SECTOR

167

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 5PM IN PRAGUE FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON (OR 9AM IN AMSTERDAM) S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH

2020

2021

15

NOV

21

NOV

G

2

JAN

8

JAN

29

NOV

5

DEC

G

4

JAN

10

JAN

G

6

DEC

12

DEC

14

JAN

20

JAN

G

8

DEC

14

DEC

19

JAN

25

JAN

G

13

DEC

19

DEC

24

JAN

30

JAN

18

DEC

24

DEC

31

JAN

6

FEB

24

DEC

30

DEC

7

FEB

13

FEB

26

DEC

1

JAN

G

14

FEB

20

FEB

28

DEC

3

JAN

G

28

FEB

6

MAR

31

DEC

6

JAN

G

28

MAR

3

APR

G= Guaranteed Departure

OPTIONAL EXTRAS ++ Third Reich walking tour of Berlin ++ Bike tour of Amsterdam SECTOR

This is a sector of the 24 Day Winter Spirit trip. See p.168 or visit our website.

G

G

TOPDECKER

YOUR ROUTE

PRAGUE

#TOPDECKER

BUDAPEST

181

7 DAYS FROM

1169

$

AUD PER PERSON All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

DRESDEN, GERMANY

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

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

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


4 DAY | BRUGES CHRISTMAS

TOPDECKER

#TOPDECKER

WINTER - LIMITED EDITION

182

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

4

LONDON

1

MEALS

COUNTRY

WI-FI

ORGANISED FOR YOU: London

Bruges

ENGLAND

++ Walking tour of Bruges ++ Walking tour of Brussels ++ Christmas lunch

BELGIUM

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

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

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

START/FINISH

165

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: ELCBLL

DAY STOP

S TA R T

FINISH 2020

24

DEC

27

DEC

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

Brussels

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

3 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) 3 nights in a hostel English Channel crossings Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

4 DAYS FROM

659

$

AUD PER PERSON

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

@RENEE.TRAVEL - BRUGES, BELGIUM

4 D A Y | H O G M A N AY MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO EDINBURGH

3

MEALS

1

5 D A Y | H O G M A N AY

COUNTRY

TRIP CODE: ELNHEE

YOUR ROUTE 1 STOP & STAY

INCLUDED START/FINISH

SCOTLAND

4

SCOTLAND

START/FINISH

133

London

S TA R T 30

DEC

2

G= Guaranteed Departure

JAN

529

$

FINISH 2020 G

ENGLAND

All items listed in are included in the price of your trip.

ALL THIS, FROM JUST: 4 DAYS FROM

START MEET AT 1PM IN EDINBURGH FINISH APPROX 10AM IN EDINBURGH

AUD PER PERSON

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

WI-FI

++ Hogmanay street party and torchlight procession ++ Walking tour of Edinburgh ++ Transport and ticket for the Loony Dook event ++ 4 breakfasts (B) ++ 4 nights in a hostel ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

4

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

$

COUNTRY

INCLUDED

Edinburgh

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

1

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

DAY STOP

All items listed are included in the price of your trip.

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

MEALS

TRIP CODE: ELNELL

1 STOP & STAY

++ Hogmanay street party and torchlight procession ++ Walking tour of Edinburgh ++ 3 breakfasts (B) ++ 3 nights in a hostel ++ Awesome Trip Leader

Edinburgh

LONDON

YOUR ROUTE

ORGANISED FOR YOU:

DAY STOP

LONDON

WI-FI

218

$

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 6AM IN LONDON FINISH APPROX 9PM IN LONDON S TA R T

5 DAYS FROM

DEC

2

JAN

1089

$

FINISH 2020

29

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

G

AUD PER PERSON G= Guaranteed Departure

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


4 DAY | AMSTERDAM NEW YEAR 1

MEALS

COUNTRY

WI-FI

165

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

TRIP CODE: ELNAAA

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Walking tour of Amsterdam ++ Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam ++ New Year’s Eve dinner and celebrations

WINTER - LIMITED EDITION

5

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO AMSTERDAM

183

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 3PM IN AMSTERDAM FINISH APPROX 10AM IN AMSTERDAM S TA R T

FINISH 2020

29

DEC

1

JAN

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

++ 3 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 3 nights in a hostel ++ Awesome Trip Leader

#TOPDECKER

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

4 DAYS FROM

659

$

AUD PER PERSON

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

4 D A Y | S T PAT R I C K ’ S D AY MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO DUBLIN

3

MEALS

1

COUNTRY

TRIP CODE: ELPDDD

ORGANISED FOR YOU: INCLUDED EXPERIENCES ++ Walking tour of Dublin ++ Guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse ++ St Patrick’s Day parade and celebrations

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

148

$

ALL THIS, FROM JUST:

AUD PER PERSON PER DAY

START MEET AT 2PM IN DUBLIN FINISH APPROX 10AM IN DUBLIN S TA R T

FINISH 2020

15

MAR

18

G

MAR

G= Guaranteed Departure

3 breakfasts (B) 3 nights in hostels Commemorative T-shirt Awesome Trip Leader

All items listed in ‘Included Experiences’ and ‘Included Essentials’ are included in the price of your trip. ‘Optional Extras’ may cost extra, but are too awesome to miss out!

WANT TO KNOW MORE? VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THIS TRIP’S ITINERARY.

TOPDECKER

@MIKESITCHYFEET - DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

++ ++ ++ ++

WI-FI

4 DAYS FROM

589

$

AUD PER PERSON @ SHADOWSPEED95 - DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

for up-to-date availability and pricing for each departure, please visit our website.


Stay

SHORT BREAKS

184

SHORT BREAKS

PRE & POST ACCOMMODATION. ARRIVE EARLY. STAY LATE. LONDON PRE & POST

4 DAY | LONDON TRIP CODE: EBLSLL/EBLHLL

Need somewhere to bed down before your trip – or fancy sticking around in

Learn your Leicester Square from your Piccadilly Circus as you surf the

London town when you’re back? No worries. We’ll hook you up! With hotel or

famous underground and experience #Londonlife on this short break.

hostel accommodation to match your budget, it’s your trip, your way.

Enjoy every moment, one cheesy bucket list item at a time.

INCLUSIONS

SUMMER 2020: 1 APRIL - 31 OCTOBER DORM FROM

95

$

AUD per person

T WIN/DOUBLE FROM

129

$

AUD per person

SINGLE FROM

$

209

AUD per person

82

$

AUD per person

T WIN/DOUBLE FROM

114

$

AUD per person

3 breakfasts 3 nights in hotel or hostel accommodation 2-day London Underground/bus pass (Zones 1 and 2) 24-hour Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass

4 D AY S H O RT B R E A K

W I N T E R 2 0 2 0 - 2 1 : 1 N O V E M B E R - 31 M A R C H DORM FROM

++ ++ ++ ++

SINGLE FROM

$

179

AUD per person

DORM FROM

429

$

AUD per person

T WIN/DOUBLE FROM

539

$

AUD per person

SINGLE FROM

769

$

AUD per person

F O R A L L S H O R T B R E A K S , H I G H E R R AT E S M AY A P P LY T H R O U G H O U T T H E Y E A R . P L E A S E C H E C K R AT E S B A S E D O N Y O U R A R R I VA L D AT E .




3 OR 4 DAY | DUBAI TRIP CODE: MBDSDD/ MBDZDD/MBDLDD/MBDADD

From man-made islands to underwater hotels and enormous shopping malls, Dubai is flashier than a mob of paparazzi.

3 D AY SH O R T B R E A K

4 D AY SH O R T B R E A K

INCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS

++ 2 breakfasts ++ 2 nights in hotel accommodation ++ Meet and greet service and return airport transfers ++ Dubai city tour

++ 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner ++ 3 nights in hotel accommodation ++ Meet and greet service and return airport transfers ++ BBQ dinner in the desert ++ 4x4 desert safari ++ Dubai city tour

3* HOTEL T WIN FROM

$

SINGLE FROM

$

3* HOTEL T WIN FROM

AUD per person

AUD per person

AUD per person

4* HOTEL T WIN FROM

$

SINGLE FROM

$

4* HOTEL T WIN FROM

AUD per person

AUD per person

AUD per person

329 399

469 559

$

$

559 619

SINGLE FROM

749

$

AUD per person

SINGLE FROM

829

$

AUD per person

3 OR 4 DAY | SINGAPORE

3 OR 4 DAY | BANGKOK

TRIP CODE: ABSSSS/ABSLSS

TRIP CODE: ABBSBB/ABBLBB

Have yourself a Singapore fling in the city where hawker food reigns

Steamy, chaotic and bursting at the seams with tasty street food and urban

supreme and green spaces mix with towering skyscrapers.

charm, Bangkok’s energy is nothing short of intoxicating.

3 D AY SH O R T B R E A K

4 D AY SH O R T B R E A K

3 D AY SH O R T B R E A K

4 D AY SH O R T B R E A K

INCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS

++ 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner ++ 2 nights in hotel accommodation ++ Return airport transfers ++ Taste of Chinatown street eats tour

++ 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner ++ 3 nights in hotel accommodation ++ Return airport transfers ++ Taste of Chinatown street eats tour ++ Half-day city highlights tour of Singapore

++ 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner ++ 2 nights in hotel accommodation ++ Return airport transfers ++ Bangkok street eats tour via tuk-tuk (except Mondays)

++ 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner ++ 3 nights in hotel accommodation ++ Return airport transfers ++ Bangkok street eats tour via tuk-tuk (except Mondays) ++ Full day city highlights tour of Bangkok

HOTEL T WIN FROM

HOTEL T WIN FROM

HOTEL T WIN FROM

HOTEL T WIN FROM

$

$

$

$

499

AUD per person

HOTEL SINGLE FROM

899

$

AUD per person

769

AUD per person

HOTEL SINGLE FROM

1379

$

AUD per person

269

AUD per person

HOTEL SINGLE FROM

489

$

AUD per person

559

AUD per person

HOTEL SINGLE FROM

$

869

AUD per person

SHORT BREAKS

185


BOOKING CONDITIONS

BOOKING CONDITIONS

186

Topdeck's Details

Top Deck Tours Pty Ltd, ABN 30 107 934, Level 5, 275 Grey Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

Locally Operated Trips

All trips are operated by Top Deck Tours with the exception of the following: Operated by Bellair; Greek Island Hopper, Greece Lightning, Aegean Sunseeker, Mega European, Road to Athens, Oceanic Empires, Cleopatra’s Jewel, Imperial Trail, Eastern Adventure, Pharaoh’s Escape Mega European Egypt, Summer Fun & Sailing, Adriatic Adventure, European Horizons, European Pioneer, Timeless Trail, Gaudi & Glitz, The Great Eastern, Eastern Link (Greece portions only). Operated by Katarina Line; Adriatic Sunsets, Dubrovnik Dreams, Croatian Riviera, Sail to Sziget and Sail to the Steins (sailing portions only), ; Operated by Alaturka; Turkish Summer Sailing. Operated by Barbaros Yachting; Bodrum Sailing. Operated by GJ Travel; Iceland Explorer. Operated by New Faces; Turkey Explored, Sultans Trail, Road to Troy, Anzac Day Raid, Anzac Day Expedition. Operated by Sicilvision and Alpine Malta; Sicily & Malta. Operated by Intourist; Red Star Special, Russia Scandi, Reindeers and Russians, Russian Revelations (Russia Portions only), Vodka & Caviar). Operated by Topdeck Egypt; Mega European Egypt, Cleopatra’s Jewel, Pharaoh’s Escape (Egypt portion only). Operated by Sicilvision & Alpine Malta; Sicily & Malta. Operated by Baltic Blues: Big Red to Red Star. Operated by Valencia Guias; La Tomatina Hotel, La Tomatina Hostel. Operated by Peak; Iberian Voyager (Morocco portion only).

Friends

4-6 together

5% off

7-9 together

7.5% off

10+ together

10% off

All passengers must be booked on the same trip/departure, prior to the departure date of the trip to qualify.

Multi-trip

2 trip multi

5% off cheapest trip

3 trip multi

7.5% off cheapest and 5% off second cheapest

4+ multi

10% off cheapest, 7.5% off second cheapest and 5% off third and additional trips

All passengers must be booked prior to the departure date of the first trip to qualify for discount. Discount applies to additional trips booked & is applied to the trip with the lowest trip value. Past passenger

5% off - we will need to be able to verify that you have previously been on one of our trips.

All discounts apply to the trip price only and do not apply to any flights, visitor taxes, short breaks, stopovers, gap year trips, pre & post accommodation or transfers. Only two applicable and valid discounts can be combined to a maximum discount of 15% off the trip price. Deposit

$100 per person payable at time of booking, for all Short Breaks Packages and Limited Edition Trips. $200 per person, payable at the time of booking, for all trips including Limited Edition’s Croatia Summer Sail and Sail to the Steins.

Rolling Deposit

If you cancel your trip more than six weeks before the departure date you may request in writing at the time of cancellation that we provide you with a rolling deposit voucher for use against a future trip. The value and currency of the rolling deposit will be the value and currency of the original deposit paid. The rolling deposit cannot be redeemed by re-booking the same trip for the same departure date originally booked. The voucher must be redeemed within two years from the date of first cancellation. The rolling deposit can be transferred to a friend but cannot be transferred a second time. The passenger must be between 18 to 39 years old to travel. Only one voucher per person per trip is permitted. If redeeming against a trip with a higher deposit the balance will be payable at the time of booking. Rolling deposits cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash.If you cancel your trip within six weeks or less of the departure date you will forfeit your deposit and you will need to pay our applicable cancellation fee. Rolling deposit vouchers are not available for cancellations within six weeks of the departure date. Days before departure Over 42

Change and Cancellation Fees

Change and Cancellation Fee (% of trip price) Nil (changes) Deposit (cancellations)

Pre/post accommodation

Pick ups/transfers

Nil

Nil

42-29

40%

40%

Nil

28-14

60%

60%

Nil

13-7

80%

100%

100%

6-3

90%

100%

100%

2-0

100%

100%

100%

Flight Change and Cancellation Fee

$60 + Any airline charges + fare & tax difference (which could be up to the full value of the ticket)

Governing law and jurisdiction

These booking conditions are governed by the laws of Queensland, Australia. Any dispute in relation to these booking conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Queensland.

Brochure Validity Date

Prices quoted in our brochures are calculated on costs and exchange rates at 1 June 2019

Your contract will be with us as tour operator, unless you have booked a Locally Operated Trip, in which case your contract for tour services will be with the relevant Local Operator specified in the reference table above and will be subject to that Local Operator’s terms and conditions, in addition to the booking conditions set out below. For any Locally Operated Trip, the Local Operator will also be identified on your itinerary or travel documents and their respective terms and conditions will be available directly on their websites or by contacting them. Should we book a flight on your behalf it will be subject to the conditions of the respective airline, including but not limited to deposit/full payment and cancellation terms. Please read all booking conditions carefully. You must not make any booking unless you understand and agree with these booking conditions and any additional terms and conditions as indicated above and/or at the time of booking. Our trips are designed strictly for young people between the ages of 18 to 39 years (with the exception of Gap Year trips, which are restricted to people between the ages of 17 to 20 years). Bookings can be made through your local travel agent or directly with us and must be secured with a deposit of the amount shown above. A contract between you and us (or between you and the relevant Local Operator) will exist as soon as: (i) we issue an invoice in response to your request for a booking; and (ii) your deposit is paid to us or your travel agent. If your booking is made through a travel agent, we will address all correspondence to that agent. PRICE & PAYMENT The deposit is non-refundable unless we cancel your trip. The balance of your trip must be paid no later than 42 days prior to your trip departure date. If you do not pay within this period we may cancel your booking and your deposit will be forfeited. Full payment is required if you make a booking within 42 days of the departure date. If your booking is a special offer we may require full payment (including any pre and post accommodation and sundry service charges) by such earlier time as specified in the offer Prices quoted in our brochures are calculated on costs and exchange rates as at the Brochure Validity Date. These prices may increase or decrease. We may alter prices and other particulars contained in our brochures and on our website at any time. Before you make a booking we will provide you with details of the current price of your chosen trip. Offered discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. All discounts apply to the trip price only and do not apply to any flights, visitor taxes, adventure passes, gorilla permit, short breaks, stopovers, day trips, ski trips, gap year trips, pre & post accommodation or transfers. Only two applicable and valid discounts can be combined to a maximum discount of 15% off the trip price (note: for Asia trips, only two applicable and valid discounts can be combined to a maximum discount of 10% off the trip price). After you have booked, changes to (i) the price of fuel; (ii) the level of taxes or fees imposed by third parties including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports; and (iii) exchange rates, mean that the price of your trip may change. There will be no change within 20 days of your departure. We will absorb any increase equivalent to 2% of the price of your trip. However, we may charge you for the amount over and above that. If this results in an increase equivalent to more than 8% of the price of your trip, you will have the option of accepting a change to another trip (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. Should the price of your trip go down due to the cost changes mentioned above, then any refund due will be paid to you. We will deduct from this refund our administrative expenses incurred. Please note that trips arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your trip due to contractual and other protection in place. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Please ensure you carefully read your invoice, tickets and all other documents we send to you as soon as you receive them and contact us or your travel agent immediately if any information appears to be incorrect. We will not accept any liability if you fail to notify us of any inaccuracy in any document within 14 days of us sending them to you or the travel agent. You are responsible for ensuring that you have the correct and valid travel documents including passports, visas and vaccination certificates. We strongly recommend that you verify current documentation requirements with your travel agent or us. Please note requirements change and you must check with your consulate for the most up to date information, including but not limited to visa requirements for the countries visited on your trip. Passports must have an expiry date of at least six months after completion of the trip. IF YOU CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR BOOKING If you want to change or cancel any aspect of your booking including but not limited to a change to a trip of shorter duration or different departure date you must notify us in writing. We will do our best to accommodate your requested change but it may not always be possible. We will not charge a fee for changes requested more than 42 days before departure except where we incur a cost from a supplier, in which case we will advise you of the relevant fee. All change/cancellation fees must be paid within seven days of the invoice date or on the date of departure, whichever is the sooner. You may make a request to transfer your booking to another person who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the trip. A transfer request must be made in writing not less than 7 days prior to departure and must include proof of acceptance of the transfer by the new traveller. Both you and the new traveller will remain jointly liable and responsible for the additional costs involved, as well as any other applicable travel service provider’s charges. Please note that some airlines may refuse such requests and treat the transfer as a cancellation and rebooking. CANCELLATION OR MODIFICATION BY US Every effort will be made to operate all trips as advertised but it must be remembered that our trips are planned up to eighteen months in advance. In the event of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances we may be required to cancel or materially modify your trip. In these booking conditions “unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances” means a situation beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken (including, but not limited to, war, threat of war, riot, civil disturbances, industrial dispute, terrorist activity and its consequences,

natural or other disaster (such as volcanic ash or hurricanes), nuclear incident, fire, adverse weather conditions (actual or threatened, including snow and fog), closed or congested airports or ports, unavoidable technical problems with transport, unforeseen alterations to public transport schedules, changes to immigration, labour and free-movement laws resulting from BREXIT, rescheduling of aircraft or boats and similar events). If this happens we will offer you a refund of all money paid or, if available, alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). A material modification is one that has a serious impact on your trip and includes a change of departure date, departure point or airport, or change of departure time of more than twelve hours, which would cause substantial inconvenience to you. A change of accommodation, or transport method/style is not a material modification. We may alter or substitute the type or size of vehicle, or method/style of transport mentioned in the brochure, depending on the number of passengers carried, which can vary from trip to trip. Normally the maximum group size is between 36 and 48 passengers. In certain countries there are strict laws governing drivers’ hours and this may necessitate utilising public transport in some cities. The minimum number of participants required for each trip is displayed on our website. In the event that insufficient bookings have been made as at 42 days prior to departure, we may cancel the scheduled trip, whereupon all money paid by you for your trip will be refunded and no further compensation will be paid. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR TOPDECK OPERATED TRIPS If the trip does not materially comply with the description in the brochure, we may compensate you to a maximum value equal to the price of the trip. We will only be liable to pay the maximum amount of compensation where there has been a total failure of consideration for your payment. We will not be liable where any failure in the performance or provision of your trip is due to: (i) your acts or omissions or the acts or omissions of another member in your group; (ii) any third party not connected with the provision of your travel arrangements ; or (iii) unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances. Our liability will in all cases be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to relevant international conventions, including the Carriage by Air Conventions (within the meaning given in section 1(5) of the Carriage by Air Act 1961), the Athens Convention of 1974 on the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea and the Convention of 1980 concerning International Carriage by Rail. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage sustained by you as a result of a contravention of any law or regulation of any of the countries visited while on the trip. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR LOCALLY OPERATED TRIPS If your trip is a Locally Operated Trip our obligation to you is to (and you expressly authorise us to) make trip bookings on your behalf with reasonable skill and care and to arrange a contract between you and the relevant Local Operator. We exercise care in the selection of reputable Local Operators but we have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by third parties. All bookings are made on your behalf subject to these and all other terms and conditions, including any conditions of carriage and limitations of liability imposed by the Local Operator. Your legal rights in connection with such trips are solely against the Local Operator and are not against us, except to the extent a problem is caused by fault on our part. SEATBELTS You must wear a seatbelt at all times whilst you are in any vehicle. Neither we nor any Local Operator will be liable for any injury, death or claim howsoever arising from any accident if you have failed to comply with this requirement. FLEXIBILITY DURING TRIP Your booking is accepted on the condition that you understand, and take responsibility for, the risks inherent in adventure travel. Every effort will be made to operate all trips featured in this brochure but there may be a necessity to vary the itinerary from that stated in the brochure, and delays may occur for a variety of reasons beyond our control. The need for a flexible attitude to this type of travel is important. All decisions relating to a trip itinerary will be taken by the Trip Leader, as appointed by us in the interest of the group as a whole. Please note that due to public holidays some sights or activities may not be available on a particular trip. No refund will be made for services which for whatever reason are not used by you once the trip has departed. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS Neither we nor our employees, agents and contractors make any representation or warranty in relation to implied or explicit suggestions or recommendations of services, activities and events not highlighted as included in a trip. You are responsible for all risks associated with the transportation to/from, and your participation in, or visitation to, any place, activity or excursion not listed as an inclusion.

arrangements that may affect your trip, we ask that you inform us in writing at the time of booking. We will ask you to complete a medical assessment form to assist us. If we cannot reasonably accommodate your particular needs we may (at our absolute discretion) decline the booking or ask for you to be accompanied by a person who is able to provide full assistance to you throughout your trip. YOUR LIABILITY TO US You will not be permitted to embark or continue on the trip if, in the reasonable opinion of our representative, your mental or physical condition renders you incapable of caring for yourself, you become objectionable to other passengers, or you become a hazard to yourself or other passengers. Immediate termination of your trip will occur if you possess or transport illegal substances (including drugs) or where you have engaged in any illegal activity during a trip. We will not be responsible for expenses resulting in you being precluded from completing the trip for any reason, nor will we refund you any part of your trip cost. In all cases we will notify you of the reasons why we have taken this action. We will have no obligation to arrange for your return to the point of the trip departure if your condition manifests itself after the trip departure. Further, if the trip involves travel by air, the captain of your aircraft can refuse to allow you to fly on the aircraft if he believes that you could be dangerous or disruptive to other passengers on the flight. You agree to indemnify us in full against all losses (direct and indirect and howsoever caused) arising from any third-party actions taken against us for loss or damage caused by you or arising from your participation on the trip. INSURANCE & CLAIMS You must take out comprehensive travel insurance before you travel on your trip. Your insurance protection must include cover for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death, and loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance. Evidence of such insurances must be produced to us on request and normally on day one of your trip. Insurance cover offered by credit card companies or reciprocal medical cover agreements are often not comprehensive. If you make a claim against us you agree to assign to us or our insurers any rights to take action against any third party supplier/tour operator or any other person or party that may have been wholly or partly responsible for the claim or who we reasonably consider should be a party to the action. You must co-operate fully with us should we or our insurers wish to enforce those rights which have been assigned to us. If you make a claim against us which is covered by your insurance policy, you agree to pursue the claim through your insurer either in addition to, or in substitution for, your claim against us (if any). We agree to indemnify you in respect of reasonable expenses incurred in successfully pursuing such a claim and acknowledge that any settlement made by the insurer shall not prejudice your rights against us. TRAVEL ADVICE We recommend that you visit your government’s travel advice website prior to the commencement of travel. In the UK, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office issues travel advice and warnings at fco.gov.uk. The Australian government provides an equivalent service at smartraveller.gov.au. COMPLAINTS In the event of any dissatisfaction with the accommodation or any other service provided by us, you must report it immediately to the Trip Leader so that action can be taken to remedy the problem. Failure to immediately notify the Trip Leader of any problem may result in your claim for compensation from us being denied or reduced. Any complaint made to us following the conclusion of the trip should be made in writing within 28 days of completion of the trip. In the event that you do not notify us in writing within 28 days, our ability to investigate the complaint may be prejudiced. In the UK, we can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www. abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. DATA PROTECTION We are committed to protecting your personal information and agree to process your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Notice, which is available online at www.topdeck.travel/privacy. In order to make your booking and ensure that your travel arrangements run smoothly, we need to use the information you provide and pass it on to other relevant suppliers who are responsible for parts of your travel arrangements. In many cases this will include transferring your data to overseas recipients (including to recipients outside of the European Union). Personal information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law.

During your trip you may be offered the chance to purchase various optional excursions and activities. We do not own, operate or control any of the companies or individuals which provide the optional activities or excursions. Some of the optional activities and excursions, such as canyoning, are inherently dangerous and risky. If you want to take part in such optional activities or excursions you must be fit enough to do so and must follow all reasonable instructions. The standards of health and safety which will be adopted by the company or the individual providing the optional activity or excursion will be those of the country where the optional activity or excursion takes place. Please note that these standards may not be the same as you would find in your home country. If you wish to book any optional excursion or activity, you may do so subject to the operator’s terms and conditions. Your contract will be with the operator of the activity or excursion and will be governed by local law. We act only as their agent. We accept no liability for any act or omission of any operator or operator’s employees, agents or sub-contractors or any losses (whether direct or indirect and howsoever caused) arising therefrom.

SMOKING

DIETARY, HEALTH AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

WI-FI

You must clearly state all your dietary requirements at the time of booking. We cannot guarantee that special dietary requirements can be met and we cannot take responsibility for any such requirements not being fulfilled.

We will endeavor to deliver Wi-Fi connection as stated on relevant trips to the best of our ability. This service is subject to availability and may not be available on some peak season departures or in the event of technical issues.

Walking is a fundamental part of our trips. Our trips are not suitable for people with reduced mobility. If you have a medical condition or require special

We enforce a non-smoking policy on our coaches (although we make frequent stops for breaks) and in most of our accommodation. LUGGAGE There are strict weight limits for coaches when fully loaded. You are only entitled to have one piece of main luggage of standard size (see the predeparture information or our website for size limits) and not weighing more than 20kg (or 15kg for Outback trips). In addition you may bring a sleeping bag, as required on specific trips, and a daypack. PUBLISHING CONSENT You acknowledge and agree that our future advertising and publicity material may include statements made by passengers, or their photographs, and you consent to such use of your comments or photographic/video likeness.


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EUROPE

Summer

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LONDON

27 DAY EUROPEAN PROMENADE PARIS

NETHERLANDS

2 SWITZERLAND

2 1 Florence

2

1

Rome

SPAIN

VATICAN CITY

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Ljubljana

2

Lake Bled

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2

overnight ferry

1

Avignon

MONACO

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Budva

MONTENEGRO

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2

Paris

ITALY

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Igoumenitsa

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1 Zadar CROATIA

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2

1

1

2

Prague

1

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1 Zadar

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EHERPP

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Amsterdam

2

ENGLAND

P.24

Dresden

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Loire Valley

EHTELL

LONDON 

Amsterdam

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ANDORRA

HOSTEL PLUS

28 DAY EUROPEAN DELIGHTS

London

2 Berlin

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London

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P.22

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HOTEL

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3

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P.28

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Dresden

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Alps

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VATICAN CITY

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London

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Dresden

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P. 30 33 34 37 41 43

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P.48

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P.50

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EXBEHH

BUDAPEST

P.52

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1

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1

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2

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Nantes

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1

Alnwick Castle

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2

Mont Saint-Michel

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1

Giant’s Causeway

Ruse

2 Ljubljana

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1

Glasgow

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Veliko Tarnovo

Mostar

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Bucharest

2

SERBIA

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D-Day Beach START/FINISH Paris Bayeux

Saint-Émilion

2

1 Liverpool

Chamonix

Bordeaux

Oxford WALES

Dubrovnik

London

2

Bath Stonehenge

Biarritz

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EXBIRR

ROME

P.54

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ISTANBUL

Marseille

1

EXTUII

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P.55

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EXSMCQ

QAWRA

2

Kotor

Budva

MONTENEGRO

2

Carcassonne

STARTS ENDS P. LONDON GLASGOW 59 BELFAST LONDON 62

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2

CROATIA

START/FINISH

ENGLAND

2

2 Srebrenica

Mostar

Lyon

1

SERBIA

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Zadar 1

2

1

1

North Wales

Cardiff

Belgrade Sarajevo

Plitvice Lakes 1

P.56

STARTS ENDS P. BUDAPEST DUBROVNIK 61 DUBROVNIK BUDAPEST 61

10 DAY SPANISH FIESTA MADRID

EXBOMM

BARCELONAP.59

Palermo

2

Lake Garda Cinque Terre

La Spezia 2 Pisa

Verona

START/FINISH

Istanbul

2 Venice

1

Gallipoli 1 Çanakkale Troy

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2 Florence 1 Assisi Siena Orvieto

1

START/FINISH

VATICAN CITY

START

Catania SICILY

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Cappadocia 2 Ephesus

2

2

Rome

Pompeii

2

Valley of the Temples

Pamukkale

1

1 Antalya

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Saklikent Gorge

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Modica

SPAIN

2 Toledo

2

Valencia Seville

2

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5 FINISH

Qawra

MALTA

2

Madrid

1

Scicli

Gozo

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FINISH

Barcelona

Syracuse Ragusa

Comino

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1 START/FINISH

Kuşadasi Fethiye 2

Amalfi Coast

1

Eskişehir 1

Pergamon

ITALY

Taormina

Cefalú

1

1

Granada


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EEMELL

LONDON 

P.66

37 DAY EUROPEAN PIONEER  LONDON

EEEDLL

LONDON 

P.70

2 Copenhagen DENMARK

Amsterdam

Berlin

NETHERLANDS

London

Hamburg

START/FINISH

Dresden

2 Berlin

2

London

2

ENGLAND

1

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

2

START/FINISH

GERMANY

GERMANY

ENGLAND

2 Prague CZECH

Dresden Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

2

Paris

2 Kraków

Paris

POLAND

SLOVAKIA

Swiss Alps

ITALY

1 Bordeaux

Verona

San Sebastián

MONACO

SPAIN

1

Verona

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

1

1 Florence

Pisa

2

Avignon

Sarajevo

Rome

2 Barcelona

2

1

Pisa

Rome

2 Barcelona

Sarajevo

2

Srebrenica

Mostar Budva

1

1

MONTENEGRO

CROATIA

Tirana

ALBANIA

overnight ferry

ALBANIA

overnight ferry

1

Dubrovnik 2 VATICAN CITY

SPAIN

1 Tirana

1 Belgrade SERBIA

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Florence

2

MONTENEGRO

1

ITALY

MONACO

French Riviera

Budva

CROATIA

VATICAN CITY

1 Belgrade SERBIA

Srebrenica

Dubrovnik

French Riviera

1

Pont du Gard

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2 Venice

Venice

2

2 Budapest

2

SWITZERLAND

HUNGARY

2

Vienna

AUSTRIA

2 Budapest Swiss Alps

1

FRANCE

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

Mauthausen

Bratislava

1

Vienna

FRANCE

REPUBLIC

Auschwitz -Birkenau

1 Meteora

1 Meteora Sailing

Athens

1

2 Athens

1

GREECE

1

Mykonos

2

Mykonos GREECE

Santorini

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TRIP NAME IMPERIAL TRAIL OCEANIC EMPIRES EASTERN ADVENTURE PHARAOH'S ESCAPE ROAD TO ATHENS

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37 DAY RED STAR SPECIAL BERLIN

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DAYS 27 20 15 15

EERSGG

BERLIN 

P.72 2

TRIP NAME CLEOPATRA'S JEWEL EASTERN EXPLORE CL ASSIC EUROPE EAST MEETS WEST

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28 DAY GRAND EUROPEAN LONDON

P. 84 101 110 111

EEGELL

LONDON 

P.78

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TRIP NAME TIMELESS TRAIL EASTERN LINK THE GREAT EASTERN

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ENDS ATHENS LONDON PRAGUE

27 DAY SUMMER FUN & SAILING LONDON

P. 92 97 104

EESSLL

LONDON

P.82

Amsterdam

LONDON

START/FINISH

2

ENGLAND

1

GERMANY

FINLAND

1 Steinkjer

2

Trondheim/Hell

AUSTRIA

St Petersburg Helsinki

2

Stockholm

1

SWEDEN

1 Vilnius

2 1 START/FINISH

Berlin

2 Barcelona

San Sebastián

SLOVENIA

ITALY

2

2 Marseille

Rome

2 Barcelona VATICAN CITY

2

VATICAN CITY

2 Madrid 1 Valencia

SPAIN

2

Florence Pisa

Zaragoza

2

2 Venice

Verona

2 Bordeaux

2

CROATIA

2

Orvieto Rome

1 Ljubljana

Warsaw

POLAND

TRIP NAME RUSSIA SCANDI REINDEER AND RUSSIANS NORTHERN EXPOSURE RUSSIAN REVELATIONS SCENIC SCANDI SCANDI EXPRESS VODK A & CAVIAR

STARTS ENDS BERLIN BERLIN OSLO MOSCOW BERLIN TALLIN TALLIN BERLIN OSLO TALLIN BERLIN OSLO ST PETERSBURG MOSCOW

P. 90 91 93 107 109 119 123

24 DAY SPIRIT OF EUROPE  LONDON

French Riviera

Moscow

Pisa

2 Lake Bled

Pag Island

ITALY

MONACO

SWITZERLAND

SPAIN

Florence

2

LITHUANIA

GERMANY

1

1 Velikiye Luki

DENMARK

Avignon Pont du Gard

2

2

Swiss Alps

Loire Valley

2

Postojna Cave

SWITZERLAND

1 Novgorod

ESTONIA

Riga

LATVIA

2

Venice

Tallinn

2 Copenhagen

Swiss Alps

RUSSIA

2

Oslo

NORWAY

DAYS 23 23 22 16 15 10 8

Austrian Alps

LUXEMBOURG

Paris

FRANCE

Mauthausen

Paris

FRANCE

1

Luxembourg City

2

CZECH REPUBLIC

Lillehammer

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

London

Dresden

1 Rovaniemi

Jyväskylä

EESCLL P.86

2

Berlin

2 Prague

2 Åndalsnes

P. 106 112 122

LONDON 

2

London

ENGLAND

Geirangerfjord

STARTS ENDS BARCELONA ATHENS DUBROVNIK LONDON LONDON BARCELONA

25 DAY SUMMER COMPASS

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

1 Tysfjord Svartisen Glacier

TRIP NAME GAUDI & GLITZ EASTERN EXPOSURE BOULEVARDS TO BEACHES

Olderfjord

1 Skibotn

1 Bjerka

DAYS 16 14 9

DAYS TRIP NAME 16 EASTERN EXPRESS 13 ROMAN CHARIOT

STARTS ROME LONDON

ENDS P. LONDON 105 ROME 115

EECELL

LONDON 

P.88

DAYS 20 19 10 9

TRIP NAME ADRIATIC ADVENTURE EUROPEAN HORIZONS EUROPEAN ESCAPE WESTERN SPIRIT

STARTS LONDON ROME VENICE LONDON

ENDS VENICE LONDON LONDON ROME

22 DAY EURO CITY TRAIL LONDON

P. 100 102 119 122

EEEZLL

LONDON 

P.94

DAYS 17 11 9 9

TRIP NAME THE COASTAL ROAM THE MED RUNNER TOWER TO TAPAS NORTHERN SPRINT

STARTS LONDON MADRID LONDON ROME

21 DAY IBERIAN VOYAGER  BARCELONA

ENGLAND

2

1

2

Cologne

Zaragoza

Porto

2 Paris

2 Munich

FRANCE

1

Segovia

START/FINISH

1 Barcelona SPAIN

2 Madrid

Sintra

GERMANY

Swiss Alps

P.96

San Sebastián

Amsterdam

London

P. 103 117 121 121

EESPBB

BARCELONA

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

ENDS ROME ROME MADRID LONDON

2 Valencia

2 Lisbon

2

PORTUGAL

SWITZERLAND

2

Seville

Venice

2

2 Granada

Florence ITALY

Asilah Rome

Volubilis

VATICAN CITY

1

1 Chefchaouen 2 Fes

MOROCCO

DAYS TRIP NAME 16 EASTERN SPIRIT 9 WESTERN SPIRIT

STARTS ROME LONDON

ENDS P. LONDON 108 ROME 122

DAYS TRIP NAME 13 EUROPEAN CHARM 12 EURO CITY WANDERER

STARTS LONDON ROME

ENDS P. ROME 116 LONDON 116

DAYS 14 10

TRIP NAME IBERIAN COAST TRAIL OF COLUMBUS

STARTS ENDS P. BARCELONA LISBON 111 LISBON BARCELONA 118


21 DAY EUROPEAN GETAWAY EEFDLL

14 DAY EUROPEAN WONDER 

LONDON

LONDON

LONDON P.98

EEEWLL

LONDON 

14 DAY THE EURO TRIP

P.113

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

2

2

1 1

START/FINISH

London

Dresden

ENGLAND

Amsterdam

Berlin

2

2

NETHERLANDS

START/FINISH

GERMANY

London

ENGLAND

2 Prague

Heidelberg

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

1 Austrian

Swiss Alps

Alps

SWITZERLAND

AUSTRIA

2

GERMANY

Paris

1

FRANCE

LONDON

SWITZERLAND ITALY

2

1

Florence

Venice

1

Pisa

Florence

1

Pisa

VATICAN CITY

Rome

Rome

2

10 DAY PORTUGAL SUMMER

P.118

LISBON

EEPSXX

LISBON

P.120

7 DAY GREECE LIGHTNING  ATHENS

VATICAN CITY

VATICAN CITY

DAYS TRIP NAME 9 ROAD TO THE 'DAM 8 EURO HOPPER

EENDLL

2

Rome

Orvieto

ENDS P. VENICE 115 LONDON 124

LONDON

ITALY

2

Swiss Alps

Florence

Pisa

French Riviera

11 DAY EUROPE EXPRESS

Venice

SWITZERLAND

MONACO

STARTS LONDON PRAGUE

Dachau

Swiss Alps 2

2

ITALY

DAYS TRIP NAME 14 THE FRENCH CONNECTION 7 BOHEMIAN TRAIL

1 Munich

Paris

FRANCE

Munich

2

2 Venice

Verona

2

GERMANY

1 2

Mauthausen

Paris

FRANCE

P.114

START/FINISH

Berlin Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

EEETAA

AMSTERDAM

EEGXAA

ATHENS

STARTS ENDS P. ROME AMSTERDAM 123 AMSTERDAM ROME 124

8 DAY TURKISH SUMMER SAILING FETHIYE

P.125

ESTGFF

FETHIYE 

P.128

2 Porto NOTE: TO EDIT ALL THE STYLES EDIT IN CHART ABOVE

1

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

START/FINISH

Athens

1

START/FINISH

Fethiye

GREECE

1 1 Tarzan Bay 1 St Nicholas

2

START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

Nazaré Mykonos

2

GERMANY

1

Aperlai Bay

1

1

1 1

1 Munich

FRANCE

Kaş

START/FINISH

Lisbon

2

PORTUGAL

SWITZERLAND

Ios

2

2

Venice ITALY

8 DAY BODRUM SAILING BODRUM

Gokkaya Bay

Firnaz Bay

1

Dachau

Swiss Alps

TURKEY

Island

Ericeira

1 Heidelberg Paris

2

2 Lagos

ESTXBB

BODRUM

8 DAY CROATIAN RIVIERA

P.129

SPLIT

8 DAY DUBROVNIK DREAMS

SPLIT

P.132

DUBROVNIK

8 DAY ADRIATIC SUNSETS

DUBROVNIK 

P.134

DUBROVNIK

SPLIT 

P.136

START/FINISH

Split

START/FINISH

Bodrum

TURKEY

1

Kissebükü 1 Pabucburnu 1

Okluk Bay

1

English 1 Harbour Ayinda

Orak Island

Çökertme

Kufre Bay

Split

1

Sedir Island

START/FINISH

1

Split

CROATIA

1

1

Milna

1

CROATIA

Makarska

1

1

1

1

Makarska

1

1

Hvar

Hvar

1

Bol

CROATIA

1

Makarska

Stari Grad

Hvar

Ballı Su

Korčula

Korčula

1

1

1

1 Mljet

1

1

Mljet

Korčula

Mljet

1

Dubrovnik

Šipan

1 1

1

START/FINISH

Dubrovnik

START/FINISH

Dubrovnik

17 DAY SAIL TO THE STEINS  SPLIT

ELOCSU

MUNICH

P. 140

16 DAY SAIL TO SZIGET  DUBROVNIK

ELZCDH

BUDAPEST

P.142

FINISH

Munich GERMANY

1

Salzburg

AUSTRIA

Ljubljana SLOVENIA

Split

FINISH

1

2

2

Budapest

HUNGARY

4

CROATIA

Zagreb CROATIA

1

Sziget

Makarska

START

Split

1

1 1

Milna

1

Zadar Split

CROATIA

1 Hvar Korčula

2 Belgrade

1

Makarska

SERBIA

Mostar 2 Sarajevo

1

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Hvar

1

Korčula

1

Mljet

1

Šipan

1 START

1 Mljet

Dubrovnik FINISH

1

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik CROATIA


14 DAY ANZAC DAY EXPEDITION ISTANBUL

ELAXII

ISTANBUL

P.143

10 DAY ROAD TO SZIGET DUBROVNIK

ELSZDH

BUDAPEST

4 DAY ANZAC DAY RAID

P.144

ISTANBUL

ELARII

ISTANBUL

P.146

START/FINISH

Istanbul

FINISH

TURKEY

Budapest

HUNGARY

1 2

4

1 Gallipoli

Sziget

Eskişehir 1

START/FINISH

Istanbul

Ayvalık 1

Srebenica

Cappadocia 2

1 START

CROATIA

Saklikent Gorge

EUROPEWinter 28 DAY WINTER EXPEDITION

EHWXLL

LONDON

P.150

14 DAY WINTER WONDER LONDON

Berlin London

EHWWLL

LONDON

P.156

START/FINISH

2

London

2

2

ENGLAND

ENGLAND

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam NETHERLANDS

Dresden

AuschwitzBirkenau

2 Prague Český Krumlov

2

Munich

Paris

LIECHTENSTEIN

Swiss Alps

Milan

ITALY

GERMANY

2

POLAND

Paris

Lake Bled

AUSTRIA

1

1

1 Heidelberg

2 Kraków

Verona

Budapest

2

SWITZERLAND

2

SLOVENIA

Florence

Florence

ITALY

Orvieto Rome

DAYS TRIP NAME 21 WINTER PATHWAY 16 TRAIL TO THE ALPS

STARTS ROME LONDON

ENDS P. LONDON 152 MUNICH 154

2

VATICAN CITY

DAYS TRIP NAME 14 WINTER SPREE 10 EASTERN JOURNEY

STARTS MUNICH BUDAPEST

ENDS P. LONDON 157 BERLIN 158

EHWDLL

LONDON

P.153

DAYS TRIP NAME 9 HADRIAN'S PATH

STARTS ROME

LONDON

STARTS LONDON

P. 160

2 Scottish Highlands

2 2

Mauthausen

HUNGARY

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

Lake Bled Verona

Florence ITALY

1 2 Venice

Derry/ Londonderry Galway

REPUBLIC 2 OF IRELAND

Ljubljana

1 Belfast

WALES

VATICAN CITY

DAYS TRIP NAME 10 DEMOCRACY ROAD 8 PARADES TO PIAZZAS

STARTS BUDAPEST LONDON

ENDS P. LONDON 158 ROME 159

1 York

2 Dublin 1

Cliffs Newgrange of Moher

SLOVENIA

Cardiff

2

Edinburgh

1

NORTHERN IRELAND Liverpool

2

1

Rome

ENDS P. LONDON 153 PRAGUE 157

Budapest

1 Vienna

Swiss Alps

2

Glasgow Giant’s Causeway

CZECH REPUBLIC

Paris

Loch Ness

2

SCOTLAND

Prague

ENDS P. ROME 159

EXWULL

LONDON

Dresden

STARTS ROME ROME

DAYS TRIP NAME 8 PARADES TO PIA ZZ AS

GERMANY

2

DAYS TRIP NAME 15 CAESAR'S PATHWAY 11 ROMAN TRAIL

ENDS P. LONDON 159

VATICAN CITY

16 DAY WINTER BRITAIN & IRELAND

ENGLAND

FRANCE

2

Berlin

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

London

1

Rome

20 DAY DISCOVER WINTER

START/FINISH

2

Venice

2

Pisa

Verona

Ljubljana

Venice

1

AUSTRIA

Swiss Alps

HUNGARY

1

Salzburg

FRANCE

2

Austrian Alps

2

SWITZERLAND

CZECH REPUBLIC

1

GERMANY

FRANCE

LONDON

1

Gallipoli 1

1 Antalya

Fethiye 2

START/FINISH

1

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Dubrovnik

Kuşadası

LONDON

SERBIA

2 Sarajevo

Mostar

Pamukkale

2

2

TURKEY

Belgrade

DAYS TRIP NAME STARTS ENDS P. 9 BRITISH WINTER WARMER LONDON GLASGOW 164 8 WINTER CELTIC TRAIL BELFAST LONDON 165

Oxford START/FINISH

2 Bath

London

ENGLAND

Stonehenge


14 DAY BALKAN WINTER BUDAPEST

EXBWHH

BUDAPEST

1

10 DAY BIG RED TO RED STAR

P.162

HELSINKI

EXWBHM

MOSCOW

P.163

4 DAY ICELAND EXPLORER

EXICJJ

REYKJAVÍK

4 DAY THE LAPLAND EXPRESS

P. 167

EXLXRR

FINLANDP.166

1

FINISH/START

Budapest

HUNGARY

Belgrade

1

SERBIA

Plitviče Lakes CROATIA

2

Timisoara

1

2

ROMANIA

Srebrenica Memorial

Sarajevo

START

Helsinki

2

FINLAND

Bucharest

1

Veliko Tarnovo

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

St Petersburg

2

RUSSIA

Gullfoss Falls START/FINISH

Reykjavík

Tallinn

Sofia

ESTONIA

BULGARIA

START/FINISH

Rovaniemi FINLAND

(optional day trip)

2

Thingvellir National Park

ICELAND

1

(optional day trip)

Blue Lagoon

overnight train

FINISH

Moscow

DAYS TRIP NAME STARTS ENDS P. 10 BALKAN ADVENTURER SOFIA BUDAPEST 164 8 TRAIL TO THE BALKAN SLOPES BUDAPEST SOFIA 165

24 DAY WINTER SPIRIT LONDON

EEWSLL

LONDON

P.168

EEWMLL

LONDON

P. 170 Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

GERMANY

2

2

2

London

ENGLAND

LONDON

Berlin

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

START/FINISH

24 DAY WESTERN COMPASS

START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND

Dresden

City 1 Luxembourg LUXEMBOURG

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Prague

2

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

2

Paris

Kraków

FRANCE

POLAND

2 Paris

Salzburg 2

FRANCE

Vienna

AUSTRIA

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Bratislava

1

2

SLOVAKIA

2

Verona

Budapest

2

HUNGARY

Verona

2

2 Bordeaux

2 Venice

Marseille

Bilbao SPAIN

2

Pisa

Florence

STARTS ROME LONDON

ENDS P. LONDON 173 ROME 179

2

DAYS TRIP NAME 7 WINTER WALTZ 7 SPIRES IN THE SNOW

STARTS PRAGUE BUDAPEST

ENDS P. LONDON 181 PRAGUE 181

EEWGLL

LONDON

P.172 Amsterdam

DAYS TRIP NAME 16 WESTERN CORNERS 10 WESTERN RUNNER

STARTS LONDON MADRID

LONDON

EEWNLL P.176

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

2

London

ENGLAND

2 Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

1 Heidelberg

Mauthausen

Paris

1

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

Salzburg AUSTRIA

2

2 Verona

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

SWITZERLAND

2

Pisa

Florence

2

ITALY

Orvieto Rome

1 Munich GERMANY

Paris

2

Venice

2

2

VATICAN CITY

Venice ITALY

ENDS P. VENICE 175 LONDON 176

9 DAY EASTERN LIGHTS PRAGUE

ENDS P. LONDON 179 MADRID 180

LONDON

Dresden

STARTS LONDON VENICE

DAYS TRIP NAME STARTS 9 NORTHERN DIRECTIONS ROME 7 SOUTHERN RUNNER LONDON

11 DAY WINTER EXPRESS

GERMANY

DAYS TRIP NAME 11 VENTURE TO VENICE 10 WINTER ESCAPE

ENDS P. ROME 174 ROME 177

2

2

London

VATICAN CITY

Berlin

NETHERLANDS START/FINISH

ENGLAND

2

1 Valencia

Madrid

18 DAY WINTER GETAWAY LONDON

Rome

2 Barcelona

ITALY

Orvieto Rome 2 VATICAN CITY

DAYS TRIP NAME 18 WINTER RHAPSODY 9 MARCH ON ROME

2

ITALY

2

1

2 Venice

Florence

EEELPB

BUDAPEST

P.178

8 DAY WINTER SCANDI EXPRESS COPENHAGEN

EEWJCC

COPENHAGEN

P. 180

4 DAY BRUGES CHRISTMAS LONDON

ELCBLL

LONDON

P.182

START

Prague

Oslo

CZECH REPUBLIC

2

2

AuschwitzBirkenau

Kraków

NORWAY

2

POLAND

Stockholm SWEDEN

Vienna

AUSTRIA

1

1

Bratislava

SLOVAKIA

2 FINISH

Budapest

HUNGARY

START/FINISH

London

ENGLAND START/FINISH

Copenhagen DENMARK

1

Bruges

BELGIUM

1 Brussels


HOTEL DAYS 34 DAY 28 DAY 27 DAY 23 DAY 21 DAY 19 DAY

| | | | | | |

TRIP NAME DISCOVER EUROPE EUROPEAN DELIGHTS EUROPEAN PROMENADE EUROPE UNCOVERED COBBLESTONES & CANALS RENAISSANCE ROAD

S T A R T I N G P. 2 2

PAGE SECTOR 22 24 26 28 30 • • 31

EXPLORER DAYS 18 DAY 16 DAY 15 DAY 15 DAY 13 DAY

| | | | | |

TRIP NAME BIG BALKAN

BRITAIN & IRELAND BONJOUR FRANCE BALKAN EXPLORER BRAVO ITALIA

DAYS 18 DAY 17 DAY 17 DAY 16 DAY 14 DAY 14 DAY

| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

TRIP NAME MEGA EUROPEAN - GREECE MEGA EUROPEAN - EGYPT EUROPEAN PIONEER RED STAR SPECIAL IMPERIAL TRAIL OCEANIC EMPIRES EASTERN ADVENTURE PHARAOH'S ESCAPE GRAND EUROPEAN ROAD TO ATHENS SUMMER FUN & SAILING CLEOPATRA'S JEWEL SUMMER COMPASS SPIRIT OF EUROPE RUSSIA SCANDI

PAGE SECTOR 46 48 50 52 54

PAGE SECTOR 66 68 70 72 74 • • 75 76 • • 77 78 80 • 82 84 • 86 88 90 •

SAILING DAYS | TRIP NAME 8 DAY | TURKISH SUMMER SAILING 8 DAY | BODRUM SAILING

TRIP NAME EUROPEAN ODYSSEY SCENIC SUMMER ROAD TO PRAGUE EUROPEAN EMPEROR SOHO TO BOHO VENETIAN TRAIL

DAYS 12 DAY 12 DAY 12 DAY 10 DAY 9 DAY

| | | | | |

TRIP NAME TURKEY EXPLORED SICILY & MALTA EXPLORED BALKAN COASTS SPANISH FIESTA THE BRITISH ISLE

DAYS 28 DAY 21 DAY 20 DAY 16 DAY 15 DAY 14 DAY 14 DAY 11 DAY 10 DAY 10 DAY 9 DAY

| | | | | | | | | | | |

TRIP NAME WINTER EXPEDITION WINTER PATHWAY DISCOVER WINTER TRAIL TO THE ALPS CAESAR'S PATHWAY WINTER WONDER WINTER SPREE ROMAN TRAIL DEMOCRACY ROAD EASTERN JOURNEY HADRIAN'S PATH

| | | | | | |

TRIP NAME CULTURE & COUTURE PAPARAZZI PARADE ESSENTIAL EUROPE J'ADORE ITALIA ROMAN ROAD GREEK ISLAND HOPPER

PAGE SECTOR 36 • • 37 38 • 39 • 39 40

DAYS 10 DAY 8 DAY 7 DAY 7 DAY 7 DAY

| | | | | |

TRIP NAME DEMOCRACY ROAD

ROMAN PATHWAY CEASAR'S FOOTSTEPS CZECH MATE TRAIL TO BARCELONA

PAGE SECTOR • 41 • 41 • 42 • 43 • 43

PAGE SECTOR 55 56 58 • 59 • 59

DAYS 8 DAY 8 DAY 8 DAY 8 DAY 8 DAY

| | | | | |

TRIP NAME ESPRESSO ITALIA PRONTO ITALIA BALKAN TRAIL BALKAN BLITZ EASTERN DISCOVERY

PAGE SECTOR 60 • 60 • • 61 • 61 62 •

DAYS 8 DAY 7 DAY 6 DAY

| | | |

TRIP NAME CELTIC TRAIL SULTAN'S TRAIL THE ROAD TO TROY

PAGE SECTOR 62 • • 63 63 •

DAYS 23 DAY 22 DAY 22 DAY 22 DAY 21 DAY 21 DAY 21 DAY 20 DAY 20 DAY 19 DAY 17 DAY 17 DAY 16 DAY 16 DAY 16 DAY

| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

TRIP NAME REINDEER AND RUSSIANS TIMELESS TRAIL NORTHERN EXPOSURE EURO CITY TRAIL IBERIAN VOYAGER EASTERN LINK EUROPEAN GETAWAY ADRIATIC ADVENTURE EASTERN EXPLORE EUROPEAN HORIZONS THE COASTAL ROAM THE GREAT EASTERN EASTERN EXPRESS GAUDÍ & GLITZ RUSSIAN REVELATIONS

PAGE SECTOR • 91 92 • • 93 94 96 • 97 98 100 • • 101 102 • • 103 104 • • 105 106 • • 107

DAYS 16 DAY 15 DAY 15 DAY 15 DAY 14 DAY 14 DAY 14 DAY 14 DAY 14 DAY 13 DAY 13 DAY 12 DAY 11 DAY 11 DAY 10 DAY

| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

TRIP NAME EASTERN SPIRIT SCENIC SCANDI CLASSIC EUROPE EAST MEETS WEST IBERIAN COAST EASTERN EXPOSURE EUROPEAN WONDER THE EURO TRIP THE FRENCH CONNECTION ROMAN CHARIOT EUROPEAN CHARM EURO CITY WANDERER THE MED RUNNER EUROPE EXPRESS TRAIL OF COLUMBUS

PAGE SECTOR 108 • • 109 110 • • 111 • 111 112 • 113 114 • 115 • 115 • 116 • 116 • 117 118 • 118

DAYS 10 DAY 10 DAY 10 DAY 9 DAY 9 DAY 9 DAY 9 DAY 9 DAY 8 DAY 8 DAY 7 DAY 7 DAY

| | | | | | | | | | | | |

TRIP NAME EUROPEAN ESCAPE SCANDI EXPRESS PORTUGAL SUMMER TOWER TO TAPAS NORTHERN SPRINT WESTERN SPIRIT BOULEVARDS TO BEACHES ROAD TO THE 'DAM VODKA & CAVIAR EURO HOPPER BOHEMIAN TRAIL GREECE LIGHTNING

PAGE SECTOR • 119 • 119 120 • 121 • 121 • 122 • 122 • 123 • 123 • 124 • 124 125

PAGE 132 134

DAYS | TRIP NAME 8 DAY | ADRIATIC SUNSETS

PAGE 143 144

DAYS | TRIP NAME PAGE 4 DAY | ANZAC DAY RAID 146 4 DAY | LA TOMATINA HOSTEL/HOTEL 146

S T A R T I N G P. 1 2 6

DAYS | TRIP NAME 8 DAY | CROATIAN RIVIERA 8 DAY | DUBROVNIK DREAMS

PAGE 128 129

PAGE 136

S T A R T I N G P. 1 3 8

DAYS | TRIP NAME 14 DAY | ANZAC DAY EXPEDITION 10 DAY | ROAD TO SZIGET

PAGE 140 142

WINTER

DAYS 13 DAY 12 DAY 12 DAY 11 DAY 10 DAY 10 DAY

S T A R T I N G P. 6 4

LIMITED EDITION DAYS | TRIP NAME 17 DAY | SAIL TO THE STEINS 16 DAY | SAIL TO SZIGET

PAGE SECTOR 32 • 33 • 33 34 • 34 • • 35

S T A R T I N G P. 3 8

HOSTEL PLUS DAYS 49 DAY 49 DAY 37 DAY 37 DAY 35 DAY 33 DAY 30 DAY 29 DAY 28 DAY 28 DAY 27 DAY 27 DAY 25 DAY 24 DAY 23 DAY

| | | | | | |

DAYS | TRIP NAME 4 DAY | BRAUMEISTER 4 DAY | SCHICKMEISTER

PAGE 147 147

S T A R T I N G P. 1 4 8

PAGE SECTOR 150 152 • 153 154 • • 155 156 • 157 • 157 158 • 158 • • 159

DAYS 8 DAY 16 DAY 14 DAY 10 DAY 10 DAY 9 DAY 8 DAY

| | | | | | | |

TRIP NAME PARADES TO PIAZZAS WINTER BRITAIN & IRELAND BALKAN WINTER

BIG RED TO RED STAR BALKAN ADVENTURER BRITISH WINTER WARMER TRAIL TO THE BALKAN SLOPES 8 DAY | WINTER CELTIC TRAIL 4 DAY | THE LAPLAND EXPRESS 4 DAY | ICELAND EXPLORER

PAGE SECTOR • 159 160 162

163 164 164 165 165 166 167

• • • •

DAYS | | | | | | | | | | | |

24 DAY 24 DAY 18 DAY 18 DAY 16 DAY 11 DAY 11 DAY 10 DAY 10 DAY 9 DAY 9 DAY

TRIP NAME

WINTER SPIRIT WINTER COMPASS WINTER GETAWAY WINTER RHAPSODY WESTERN CORNERS VENTURE TO VENICE WINTER EXPRESS WINTER ESCAPE WESTERN RUNNER EASTERN LIGHTS NORTHERN DIRECTIONS

PAGE SECTOR

168 170 172 173 174 175 176 176 177 178 179

• • • • • •

DAYS | | | | | | | | | |

9 DAY 8 DAY 7 DAY 7 DAY 7 DAY 4 DAY 4/5 DAY 4 DAY 4 DAY

TRIP NAME

MARCH ON ROME WINTER SCANDI EXPRESS SOUTHERN RUNNER SPIRES IN THE SNOW WINTER WALTZ BRUGES CHRISTMAS HOGMANAY AMSTERDAM NEW YEAR ST PATRICK'S DAY

PAGE SECTOR • 179

180 180 181 181 182 182 183 183

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