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EUROPE

2011

SHARE THE EXPERIENCE Prices valid until April 2012


At Topdeck we hit the streets of Europe every year (tough gig we know!) to design gob smacking routes over the continent to suit even the most seasoned travellers. We appreciate that sometimes you might want to ‘mix n’ match’ some of our trips to create that ultimate personal holiday itinerary… and we’ll even give you a discount to do so!

your friends, how about combining the best of eastern Europe on the Eastern Escape (page 108), 8 sun filled days of sailing in Croatia (page 112), capped off with one of Europe’s most epic festivals, Oktoberfest! Check out below for some more fabulous examples and getting planning your ultimate trip combination!

You might like to do our Roman Chariot trip (page 65) and then spend a week catching up with your long lost cousin Francesca in Rome at the end before flying over to Athens to join one of our Greek Island Hopping trips (page 116). How about our Iberian Voyager (page 82) checking out all things Spanish, Portuguese and Moroccan before continuing on our 15 day trip across the Mediterranean on our Gaudi & Glitz itinerary (page 66). Or for bragging rights for many years to come amongst

Topdeck is U.K. based and unique in that all its owners are Australian. We are not part of a giant international corporation but

a group of people who know and understand what young Australians expect out of a holiday of a lifetime and the experience and expertise to deliver on those expectations. We are proud to be Europe’s fastest growing youth tour operator and prouder still to know that our growth has been based on personal recommendation.

Trip NAme EuroHotel Europe Express Essential Europe European Odyssey Europe Uncovered Discover Europe Roman Pathway Caesars Footsteps Soho to Boho Czech Mate Roman Road Venetian Trail Tapas Trail Democracy Road European Emperor Road To Prague Gondolas Go North Paparazzi Parade EuroClub European Wonder European Pathway European Getaway Spirit of Europe Summer Fun + Sailing Grand European European Pioneer Mega European Alps & Matadors European Venturer Western Spirit Eastern Wanderer European Escape East Meets West Roman Chariot Eastern Express Gaudi & Glitz Classic Europe Eastern Spirit The Great Eastern Trail to Berlin Adriatic Adventure European Horizons Olympic Link Timeless Trail Eastern Explore Road to Athens Eastern Adventure Bosphorus Adventure Imperial Trail Iberian Voyager Iberian Coast Trail of Columbus Red Star Special Northern Exposure Russia Scandi Vodka + Caviar Russian Revelations Scandi Express Scenic Scandi EuroCamping Europe Unplugged European Adventure Southern Nomad Northern Nomad Western Crossing Eastern Pathways Adriatic Express Eastern Highlights Budapest to Big Ben Explorer Bravo Italia Pronto Italia Espresso Italia Eastern Escape Best of the East Eastern Encounter Britain & Ireland The British Isle Celtic Trail Croatia Sailing Split to Split Croatia Sailing Split to Dubrovnik Croatia Sailing Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Greek Island Hopper Discover France Best of the Med Mediterranean Encounter Aegean Waves Turkey Explored Iceland Uncovered Winter Winter Spirit Winter Getaway Winter Wonder

Trip Code

Duration DEPARTS

HTND HTWE HTEV HTPA HTDE HTWER HTWEL HTEVP HTEVL HTPAR HTPAL HTDEB HTDBL HTDLR HTDRP HTDEL HTDER

10 Days 12 Days 18 Days 22 Days 28 Days 8 Days 7 Days 14 Days 7 Days 9 Days 14 Days 7 Days 10 Days 13 Days 12 Days 16 Days 9 Days

Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. ROM Ex. LON Ex. PRA Ex. LON Ex. ROM Ex. LON Ex. BUD Ex. LON Ex. ROM Ex. ROM Ex. BAR

HTEW HTSD HTFD HTCE HTSS HTGE HTED HTME HTEDB HTSSR HTCER HTGEB HTSSL HTCEL HTGER HTGEL HTEBA HTLR HTCRL HTEAP HTFDB HTSLV HTSRL HTEAL HTEDA HTIL HTLA HTAL HTLI HTRL HTSPM HTSBL HTSLM HTRS HTSL HTFS HTSM HTRF HTSH HTSC

14 Days 17 Days 20 Days 24 Days 26 Days 28 Days 36 Days 49 Days 7 Days 8 Days 9 Days 14 Days 10 Days 11 Days 13 Days 16 Days 15 Days 15 Days 16 Days 17 Days 18 Days 19 Days 19 Days 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days 24 Days 30 Days 29 Days 35 Days 21 Days 14 Days 10 Days 37 Days 22 Days 23 Days 8 Days 17 Days 10 Days 15 Days

Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. ROM Ex. VEN Ex. BUD Ex. LON Ex. ROM Ex. BAR Ex. LON Ex. ROM Ex. ATH Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. ROM Ex. ATH Ex. LON Ex. IST Ex. LON Ex. ATH Ex. LON Ex. ROM Ex. BAR Ex. BAR Ex. LIS Ex. BER Ex. BER Ex. BER Ex. ST.P Ex. TAL Ex. BER Ex. OSL

HTEF HTPT HTEFV HTEFL HTPTR HTPTL HTPTB HTPDB HTPBL

22 Days 34 Days 10 Days 13 Days 14 Days 21 Days 13 Days 7 Days 11 Days

Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. ROM Ex. LON Ex. ROM Ex. ROM Ex. DUB Ex. BUD

13 Days 8 Days 8 Days 13 Days 9 Days 7 Days 14 Days 6 Days 8 Days HTXMG/HTXMG3 8 Days HTXMG1 8 Days HTXMG2 8 Days HTG1 10 Days HTDF 14 Days HTBO 21 Days HTBOR 15 Days HTBOA 13 Days HTTU 12 Days HTICE 8 Days

Ex. ROM Ex. FLO Ex. ROM Ex. BER Ex. BER Ex. BUD Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. BEL Ex. SPL Ex. SPL Ex. DUB Ex. ATH Ex. PAR Ex. MAD Ex. MAD Ex. VEN Ex. IST Ex. REY

HTWCE HTWFD HTWW

Ex. LON Ex. LON Ex. LON

HTBI HTBIP HTBIE HTBM HTBB HTPM HTUK HTUKA HTUKB

24 Days 18 Days 14 Days

Pg 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 38 39 39 40 40 41 41 42 42 43 43 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 62 63 63 64 64 65 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 80 82 84 85 86 88 89 90 90 91 91 92 94 96 98 99 100 101 102 103 103 104 106 107 107 108 109 109 110 111 111 112 114 115 116 118 120 122 123 124 126 130 130 132 133


You have 4 great sections to choose from:

S ND RLAND ENGLA NETHE London 1 Amsterdam Brugge

ANY GERM M Rhine Valley IU G L E B 1

EuroHotel »

Paris 2

2* and 3* hotel trips (twin or triple share)

S ND RLAND ENGLA NETHE London 1 Amsterdam ANY GERM 1 Rhine Valley Paris 2

Munich 1

E FRANC

RLAND WITZE Lucerne 1 S

1 Munich E AND Tyrol 1 FRANC SWITZERL IA 1 Lucerne AUSTR

Venice 2

EuroCLUB »

Venice 1

ITALY

ITALY

Florence 1

1

Florence

Hostels, cabins, castles (multi-share)

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

2 Rome

DAY STOP

EuroCAMPING » Dome tents, air mattresses (twin share)

EUROPE EXPRESS (HTND) Pgs 28-29 10 Days

ESSENTIAL EUROPE (HTWE) Pgs 30-31 12 Days ROMAN PATHWAY (HTWER) Pg 38, 8Days: London to Rome

EXPLORER »

CAESAR’S FOOTSTEPS (HTWEL) Pg 38, 7 Days: Rome to London

Smaller groups, shorter duration (twin, triple and multi-share)

ND ENGLA London

S RLAND NETHE Amsterdam 2 2 Berlin Brugge

DS ND ETHERLAN N ENGLA Amsterdam London 2 2 Berlin Brugge

Dresden

M BELGIU

ECH Prague 2 CZ UBLIC Paris 2 REP Y N A GERM Mauthausen E D 1 Tyrol FRANC ERLAN IA SWITZ 2 Swiss Alps AUSTR Venice 2 Verona Pisa 2 Florence

ITALY

Paris 2

Mauthausen

Salzburg 1 E IA FRANC D AUSTR ERLAN SWITZ 2 Postojna caves Lake Bled NIA Swiss Alps SLOVE 1 Ljubljana Verona 2 Pisa MONACO 1 2 Florence

Venice

French Riviera

Orvieto

2 Rome

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

Dresden

M BELGIU CZECH IC ANY Prague 2 REPUBL GERM

2 Pag Island CROATIA

ITALY 2 Rome

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

S ND RLAND ENGLA NETHE London 2 2 Berlin Amsterdam Brugge Dresden M CZECH BELGIU Y Prague 2 REPUBLIC N A M Paris 2 GER Mauthausen Vienna Loire E ARY 1 FRANC HUNG D Valley STRIA ERLAN AU 2 Budapest SWITZ Ljubljana Swiss Alps 2 IA 1 SLOVEN TIA Venice 2 1 Bordeaux CROA Pisa 2 Krk Island Carcassonne MONACO 1 Postojna 1 2 Florence Caves French ANDORRA 2 Riviera 2 Rome SPAINBarcelona ITALY NO. OF NIGHTS STAY DAY STOP

DAY STOP

DAY STOP

EUROPEAN ODYSSEY (HTEV) Pgs 32-33 18 Days

EUROPE UNCOVERED (HTPA) Pgs 34-35 22 Days

DISCOVER EUROPE (HTDE) Pgs 36-37 28 Days

SOHO TO BOHO (HTEVP) Pg 39, 14 Days: London to Prague

ROMAN ROAD (HTPAR) Pg 40, 9 Days: London to Rome

TAPAS TRAIL (HTDEB) Pg 41, 7 Days: London to Barcelona

CZECH MATE (HTEVL) Pg 39, 7 Days: Prague to London

VENETIAN TRAIL (HTPAL) Pg 40, 14 Days: Rome to London

EUROPEAN EMPEROR (HTDLR) Pg 42, 13 Days: London to Rome

S ND RLAND ENGLA NETHE London 2 Amsterdam ANY GERM Brugge Rhine Valley M 1 BELGIU Paris 2 Dachau D Tyrol 1

E FRANC

ERLAN SWITZ Swiss Alps 2

IA AUSTR

S ND RLAND ENGLA NETHE Amsterdam London 2 2 Berlin Dresden

ANY GERM

Paris 2

E FRANC

Prague Munich 1

D ERLAN SWITZ

Swiss Alps 2

2 Venice

ITALY

2 Venice

ITALY

Pisa

1

DAY STOP

Pisa 1

2 Rome

EUROPEAN WONDER (HTEW) Pgs 46-47 14 Days

PAPARAZZI PARADE (HTDER) Pg 43, 9 Days: Barcelona to Rome

GONDOLAS GO NORTH (HTDEL) Pg 43, 16 Days: Rome to London

Brugge

M Dresden BELGIU ANY GERM

Paris 2

Prague

D ERLAN SWITZ Swiss Alps 2 Verona

ITALY Pisa 2 CO 2 MONA

Florence

French Riviera

2 Rome

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

DAY STOP

ZECH LIC 2 C REPUB

Mauthausen

E FRANC

Florence NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

Innsbruck

ROAD TO PRAGUE (HTDRP) Pg 42, 12 Days: Rome to Prague

S ND RLAND ENGLA NETHE Amsterdam London 2 2 Berlin

ZECH LIC 2 C REPUB

IA AUSTR

DEMOCRACY ROAD (HTDBL) Pg 41, 10 Days: Budapest to London

Orvieto

1 Tyrol IA AUSTR 2 Venice Florence

2 Rome

DAY STOP

EUROPEAN PATHWAY (HTSD) Pgs 48-49 17 Days

EUROPEAN GETAWAY (HTFD) Pgs 50-51 20 Days TRAIL TO BERLIN (HTFDB) Pg 70, 18 Days: London to Berlin


London

2

Amsterdam

2 Berlin

Brugge

M BELGIU 1

D POLAN

Brugge

M Dresden BELGIU

Auschwitz

2 Krakow Prague 2 CZECH ANY LIC LOVAKIA GERM S REPUB Vienna 2 Bratislava D ERLAN IA 2 Budapest SWITZ AUSTR Swiss Alps 2 ARY HUNG Verona 2 Venice Pisa CO MONA 1 Florence 2 French ITALY Riviera

Paris 2

S ND RLAND ENGLA NETHE Amsterdam London 2 2 Berlin

ND S ENGLA ETHERLAND N Amsterdam 2 London

S ND RLAND ENGLA NETHE

E FRANC

Brugge

Rhine Valley

2 Paris

G

Paris 2

1 Munich

D ERLAN SWITZ Swiss Alps 2

Tyrol 1

Venice 2

E FRANC

Postojna caves

IA

ITALY

EAST MEETS WEST (HTCEL) Pg 64, 11 Days: Budapest to London

2

Sailing

EASTERN WANDERER (HTGEB) Pg 63, 14 Days: Rome to Berlin

EUROPEAN VENTURER (HTSSR) Pg 62, 8 Days: London to Rome

Mostar 1 Dubrovnik 2 SERBIA

Pisa

French Riviera

Rome

Barcelona

2

IA ALBAN

2 ITALY

1

Tirana

E GREEC

EUROPEAN HORIZONS (HTSRL) Pg 72, 19 Days: Rome to London

1

overnight ferry

2 E FRANC

Prague

Paris

2

2

2

2 GAL PORTU

Krakow

KIA SLOVA

Vienna ANY GERM D 2 ERLAN IA SWITZ AUSTR

Bratislava

Sintra

ARY 2 HUNG

Swiss Alps 2 Budapest Venice INA EGOV Verona Avignon 2 CROATIASNIA & HERZ Pont du Plitvice 2 BO 1 MONACO Belgrade 1 Gard 2 Lakes 1 Sarajevo Pisa Sofia 2 Florence Zadar Mostar 1 Istanbul Dubrovnik 2 French Orvieto SPAIN SERBIA 2 Riviera RIA A 3 LG U 2 B Rome Barcelona 1 Kavalla 1 Gallipoli 1 E overnight ferry

3

Sailing

ITALY

3

GREEC

1

Y TURKE

Meteora

2

Athens

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

Mykonos

2

Mykonos

MEGA EUROPEAN (HTME) Pgs 60-61 49 Days

ALPS AND MATADORS (HTEDB) Pg 62, 7 Days: London to Barcelona

ROAD TO ATHENS (HTLA) Pg 76, 24 Days: London to Athens

BOSPHORUS ADVENTURE (HTLI) Pg 78-79, 29 Days: London to Istanbul

CLASSIC EUROPE (HTLR) Pg 67, 15 Days: London to Rome

EASTERN ADVENTURE (HTAL) Pg 77, 30 Days: Athens to London

THE EASTERN EXPLORE (HTIL) Pg 75, 21 Days: Istanbul to London

IMPERIAL TRAIL (HTRL) Pg 80-81 35 Days: Rome to London

TIMELESS TRAIL (HTEDA) Pg 74, 21 Days: London to Athens

OLYMPIC LINK (HTEAL) Pg 73, 21 Days: Athens to London

GAUDI AND GLITZ (HTEBA) Pg 66, 15 Days: Barcelona to Athens

1

London

1 Tysfjord 1

Svartisen Glacier

1 Steinkjer Trondheim/Hell

Paris 2

1 Jyvaskyla

RUSSIA

3 Stockholm 2

Tallinn ESTONIA

LATVIA 2 Riga ANIA LITHU Vilnius 1

ARK DENM 2

D POLAN

ANY GERM 2 1 Berlin start/finish

S RLAND NETHE 2 Berlin

2

Madrid

2 Lisbon Seville 2

2 Valencia

2 Granada NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

Tangier 1

DAY STOP

Volubilis

3 Fes Meknes CCO O MOR

IBERIAN COAST (HTSBL) Pg 84, 14 Days: Barcelona to Lisbon

TRAIL OF COLUMBUS (HTSLM) Pg 85, 10 Days: Lisbon to Barcelona

2

ND DS ENGLA NETHERLAN Amsterdam

Amsterdam

1

1 Novgorod Moscow

E FRANC

ECH IC ANY L GERM Prague 2 CZ REPUB Munich 1

Swiss Alps 2

D ERLAN SWITZ Verona

1 Helsinki 3 St Petersburg

Avignon 1

Velikiye Luki

Copenhagen

start/finish

1 1 Barcelona

IBERIAN VOYAGER (HTSPM) Pgs 82-83 21 Days

Dresden

Lillehammer

2 AY NORW EN SWED

2

1 Rovaniemi

ND FINLA

2 Andalsnes Geiranger Fjord Oslo

Zaragoza

2 Olderfjord

ND ENGLA

Korgen

2

DAY STOP

EUROPEAN PIONEER (HTED) Pgs 58-59 36 Days

Skibotn

EASTERN EXPRESS (HTGEL) Pg 65, 16 Days: Rome to London

Sergovia Porto Salamanca

CZECH LIC Auschwitz REPUB

Dresden

Athens

DAY STOP

THE GREAT EASTERN (HTEAP) Pg 69, 17 Days: Athens to Prague

ROMAN CHARIOT (HTGER) Pg 65, 13 Days: London to Rome

SPAIN

D POLAN

Meteora

1

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

Amsterdam 2 Berlin

Brugge

Dresden

ZECH Prague 2 C PUBLIC Paris 2 RE ANY Y GERM D Vienna HUNGAR E ERLAN RIA 1 FRANC SWITZ 2 Budapest AUST Swiss Alps 2 Venice VINA RZEGO Avignon Verona 2 CROABTOIASNIA & HE 1 Srebrenica Belgrade 1 O C A Pont du Gard MON 1 Florence Sarajevo

2

DAY STOP

ADRIATIC ADVENTURE (HTSLV) Pg 71, 19 Days: London to Venice

London

Berlin

M BELGIU

2

ITALY

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

GRAND EUROPEAN (HTGE) Pgs 56-57 28 Days

ND DS ENGLA NETHERLAN

Brugge

SPAIN

Barcelona

3

San Sebastian

DS ND ERLAN ENGLA NETH Amsterdam

2

CROATIA

Orvieto Rome 2

SUMMER FUN + SAILING (HTSS) Pgs 54-55 26 Days

EUROPEAN ESCAPE (HTSSL) Pg 64, 10 Days: Venice to London

London

French Riviera

E GREEC

WESTERN SPIRIT (HTCER) Pg 63, 9 Days: London to Rome

Ljubljana Pisa Venice 3 Pag Island 2 Florence

1 Avignon

SPAIN 2

1 Tirana

DAY STOP

SPIRIT OF EUROPE (HTCE) Pgs 52-53 24 Days

Mauthausen

1

overnight ferry

DAY STOP

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

EASTERN SPIRIT (HTCRL) Pg 68, 16 Days: Rome to London

E ANY FRANC GERM

2 MONACO

2 Dubrovnik IA ALBAN

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

2 Rome

Pont du Gard

2 Florence

Orvieto Rome 2

CZECH IC

Prague 2 REPUBL

Tyrol 2 D IA ERLAN AUSTR SWITZ Postojna Lake Bled Swiss Alps 2 NIA caves SLOVE 1 2

IA AUSTR NIA SLOVE

Zadar 1 CROAT

Pisa

Dresden

M BELGIU

H

Prague 2 CZEC BLIC NY REPU ERMA

3

1 2 MONACO Pisa

French Riviera

2 Venice Florence

Rome 2

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

DAY STOP

DAY STOP

2 Vienna

2

RUSSIA SCANDI (HTFS) Pg 89, 23 Days: Berlin to Berlin

SCANDI EXPRESS (HTSH) Pg 91, 10 Days: Berlin to Oslo

CZECH IC 2 REPUBL LOVAKIA S Y Mauthausen AN GERM Bratislava D N Vienna A L 2 ER ARY IA SWITZ 2 HUNG AUSTR

E FRANC

Swiss Alps 2 Budapest Venice Verona Avignon 2 CROATIA Pont du Plitvice 2 1 MONACO Gard 1 Lakes Zadar Pisa 2 Florence 2 Dubrovnik French SPAIN IA 2 Riviera ALBAN Rome 2 Barcelona 1 Tirana 1

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY DAY STOP

RED STAR SPECIAL (HTRS) Pgs 86-87 37 Days VODKA + CAVIAR (HTSM) Pg 90, 8 Days: St Petersburg to Moscow

Berlin

Prague

Paris

Warsaw

NORTHERN EXPOSURE (HTSL) Pg 88, 22 Days: Berlin to Tallinn

2

Dresden

Mauthausen

IA AUSTR

ITALY

2

London

RUSSIAN REVELATIONS (HTRF) Pg 90, 17 Days: Tallinn to Berlin SCENIC SCANDI (HTSC) Pg 91, 15 Days: Oslo to Tallinn

overnight ferry

ITALY

EUROPE UNPLUGGED (HTEF) Pgs 94-95 22 Days

EUROPEAN ADVENTURE (HTPT) Pgs 96-97 34 Days

SOUTHERN NOMAD (HTEFV) Pg 98, 10 Days: London to Rome

WESTERN CROSSING (HTPTR) Pg 100, 14 Days: London to Rome

ADRIATIC EXPRESS (HTPTB) Pg 102, 13 Days: Rome to Budapest

EASTERN PATHWAYS (HTPTL) Pg 101, 21 Days: Rome to London

EASTERN HIGHLIGHTS (HTPDB) Pg 103, 7 Days: Dubrovnik to Budapest

NORTHERN NOMAD (HTEFL) Pg 99, 13 Days: Rome to London

3

Sailing

E GREEC

BUDAPEST TO BIG BEN (HTPBL) Pg 103, 11 Days: Budapest to London

1


Venice

Lake Garda

Verona ITALY Cinque Terre 2

Loch Ness

AND SCOTL

2

Pisa

D POLAN

start/finish

Berlin

Lucca

Orvieto 2/1 Rome

Dresden IC Auschwitz EPUBL2 Prague R 2 Krakow H C CZE KIA Kutna Hora SLOVA Vienna

Pompeii 2 Sorento

start/finish

Capri

2

ANY GERM

1 Assisi

Sienna

Warsaw

2

2 Florence

IA 2 AUSTRBratislava

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY DAY STOP

Glasgow 3 Edinburgh Belfast 1

Giant’s Causeway Derry/Londonderry

Galway 2

1 HERN NORT ND IRELA

Hadrians Wall

1 York

ND 2 Dublin IRELA

Cliffs of Moher Killarney 1

Blarney Castle

Llangollen 1

Stratford-

S upon-Avon WALE Cardiff 1 Bath Oxford

2 Budapest ARY HUNG

London

Stonehenge

ND ENGLA

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

DAY STOP

DAY STOP

BRAVO ITALIA (HTBI) Pg 106 13 Days

EASTERN ESCAPE (HTBM) Pg 108 13 Days

BRITAIN & IRELAND (HTUK) Pg 110 14 Days

PRONTO ITALIA (HTBIP) Pg 107, 8 Days: Florence to Rome

BEST OF THE EAST (HTBB) Pg 109, 9 Days: Berlin to Budapest

THE BRITISH ISLE (HTUKA) Pg 111, 6 Days: London to Glasgow

ESPRESSO ITALIA (HTBIE) Pg 107, 8 Days: Rome to Florence

start/finish

Split

1

1 Hvar 1 Makarska

Viz

Loire Valley 1

1 2 E C GREE

CROATIA

2 Mykonos 2

1

Korcula

2 Paros

Chambord

E FRANCLyon

Congac

Bordeaux 2 St Emilion

2 Annecy

1

Avignon

Pont du Gard

Carcassonne 1

Santorini

1

1

CELTIC TRAIL (HTUKB) Pg 111, 9 Days: Belfast to London

Arromanches Bayeux Camembert 1 Mont St Michel start/finish 3 Paris

Athens

start/finish

Milna 1

EASTERN ENCOUNTER (HTPM) Pg 109, 7 Days: Budapest to Berlin

2

Monaco

French Riviera

Dubrovnik

Mljet

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY DAY STOP

CROATIA SAILING Pgs 112-115 8 Days SPLIT TO SPLIT (HTXMG/HTXMG3) Pg 112/113, 8 Days: Split to Split

GREEK ISLAND HOPPER (HTG1) Pgs 116-117 10 Days

SPLIT TO DUBROVNIK (HTXMG1) Pg 114, 8 Days: Split to Dubrovnik and reverse

DISCOVER FRANCE (HTDF) Pgs 118-119 14 Days

DUBROVNIK TO DUBROVNIK (HTXMG2) Pg 115, 8 Days: Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik

start/end

Istanbul

1 1

Gallipoli

1 1 Canakkale

Varmahlid

1

Ankara

overnight train

Troy

TURKEY

Venice Verona Genoa

SPAIN Madrid

Barcelona

2

2

Valencia

Pisa

1

2

2

Kusadasi 2

ITALY

overnight ferry

2

Rome

2 overnight 1

Mallorca

1

overnight ferry

ferry

DAY STOP

Athens

1

3

Mykonos

Reykjavík start/finish

1 1

2 Fethiye

ND ICELA

1 Laugarvatn

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

Dyrhólaey

1 Vik

DAY STOP TRAVEL ROUTE – JUN TRAVEL ROUTE – JUL/AUG

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY DAY STOP

BEST OF THE MED (HTBO) Pgs 120-121 21 Days MEDITERRANEAN ENCOUNTER (HTBOR) Pg 122, 15 Days: Madrid to Rome

AEGEAN WAVES (HTBOA) Pg 123, 13 Days: Venice to Athens

TURKEY EXPLORED (HTTU) Pgs 124-125 12 Days

1 Höfn Jökulsarlon

Blue Lagoon

Pamukkale

4 Aphrodisias

E GREEC

2

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

Cappadocia 2 Konya

Ephesus

Florence

Akureyri Borgarnes 1

Pergamon

Lake Mývatn

1 1 Goðafoss

ICELAND UNCOVERED (HTICE) Pgs 126-127 8 Days


Way back when mullets, flares and ABBA were ‘hip’, Topdeck was born. With just a few converted London Double Decker buses that finished up travelling anywhere between Paris and Kathmandu, we became renowned for our trips that were... well, unique. Let’s face it how many travel companies have grown out of a London Double Decker Bus? Eventually, over 90 of these buses would take to the road, giving our passengers a trip of a lifetime and a different view of Europe and beyond. It was this individuality mixed with our passion for travel and sense of fun that would forever shape Topdeck as an innovator in the youth adventure travel market.

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With the advent of power-steering, air-conditioning and the odd European regulation, these buses have long since retired but we’ve retained what makes our trips unique, our culture. Now with some of Europe’s most modern coaches, incredible routes and amazing crew, we continue to offer that pioneering spirit that has always set us apart.


We think it’s important before you make a decision to travel with us that you know what makes us tick. At Topdeck, everything we do, everyone we employ and everywhere we go is a result of our fierce passion for travel. We’ve been to the places and listened to the locals in order to give you the experience of a lifetime. Travel is what we love, and as long as there are places to go, we’re going to keep on doing what we do best. Incidentally we refer to all our travel experiences as “trips” not “tours”. This is not just a play on words but an essential part of our culture. Sure, we’ll show you Europe in comfort and without the hassles, but at all times we realise it is your holiday and everyone has different travel expectations. We go out of our way to ensure that you never feel you are over organised.

However, our superbly trained Road Crew are also there for you 24/7 should you need them. By the way, we don’t refer to them as Tour Managers but rather Trip Leaders simply because we don’t believe you need ‘managing’ on your holiday. They are more like very knowledgeable friends - and being friends they don’t necessarily expect tips at the end of your holiday either!

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Passionate Staff

Free Time

Fellow Travellers

The travel bug is tough to kick and at Topdeck we know this better than anyone! Our staff are all great travellers. Their priority is to ensure that you have the holiday of a lifetime. A rigorous, world renowned seven week training trip ensures that the team is knowledgeable and professional. The course is tough and intensive but results in a group of highly motivated individuals who can’t wait to share their passion with you.

You love visiting castles but your friend can’t understand the attraction? Each individual traveller is different and at Topdeck we believe in the importance of giving you free time to discover highlights at your own pace. You might want to re-trace the steps of an Emperor’s journey to the Colosseum, try some celebrity spotting in Nice or practice your Italian with the locals - we all want different things. So, we give you as much free time as possible.

All our passengers are aged between 18 and 39. Sharing your travel experiences with like minded people will be one of the best parts of your journey. Whether it is watching a famous sun set in Greece or cycling the streets of Paris, most things are better with mates around! Travelling alone? No worries, more than 50% of our passengers do. In no time you will have new friends and better still it costs no more to travel alone.

Culture

Hassle Free Travelling

We treasure our culture but what does this really mean for you? Basically, we’re not in the industry of managed tours. We believe that our trips should cater to all expectations. Yes, we’ll give you the hassle free comforts that you expect, but we’ll also give you the free time to enjoy each place in your own way. Trips not tours! But most importantly we will show you Europe in a fun, friendly and relaxed manner by dedicated staff who get no greater satisfaction than to share your enjoyment.

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Lugging a heavy back-pack to the station, worrying about whether it will still be in the luggage rack at journeys end and then carrying it in 35 degree heat whilst you try and find your hostel is a little overrated in our opinion. At Topdeck we do the work, you enjoy the sights!


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Leticia hails from Palencia a small town in northern Spain. Being Spanish, naturally she is sports mad and dreams of taking Raphal Nadal around Europe on a Topdeck Trip. We don’t think this has happened yet which is Raphal’s loss because our feed-back on Leticias’ trips has been amazing! Being a sun worshipper, Leticia’s favourite countries in Europe are those that lie by the sea... her favourites being Spain (naturally), Italy, Greece and Croatia. Leticia’s tip... “When in Northern Italy try an Aperitivo Bar. They normally open at 7.00 pm til 10.00pm and once you buy your cocktail, the food... usually small plates of sandwiches, pasta, prosciutto are free and plentiful.”

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Topdeck legend is pretty much how we view this lass from the Aussie Tropics. She may not be gifted in the height department but her vocal chords are legendary and nobody at Topdeck has taken more passengers around Europe than our Katie. Let’s just say her endless enthusiasm, energy and never ending smile is infectious on passengers and colleagues alike!! We are not sure how, but in between her numerous trips she has somehow found time to run some of our biggest Festivals

Carl was born in Shrewsbury which is very close to the Welsh border in England. He is a passionate Manchester United supporter so that clears up any confusion surrounding his heritage. After completing University, Carl studied Economics and Geography and then briefly flirted with Finance before the travel bug took hold and after extensive personal travelling joined the team at Topdeck.

Carl’s tip... “Give languages a go ...a few words will break down many barriers.

Carl love’s one city above all others ...Berlin. Its young vibe, incredible sights, epic nightlife and a fascinating history has Carl hooked.

So if you travel with Carl you will give him no end of pleasure if you order a Bloody Mary in Slovenian!

as well, always with her trademark cheeky grin. Katie’s favourite city is Istanbul, the only city in the world that sits on two continents. Katie’s tip... “Like most people at Topdeck I can’t get enough of Europe’s food but to eat freshly caught grilled fish under the Galata Bridge in Istanbul overlooking the Bosphorous... well that’s pretty close to paradise”

Also when in Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, there is a bar hidden down a little alleyway aptly named “Skeleton Bar”. Here, enjoy a cocktail, (believe it or not they have 200 to choose from) surrounded by crazy decor featuring skeletons of all shapes and sizes.”

Most people at Topdeck don’t know Paul’s real name. To one and all he is just Pete Murray. A closer look at his photo may reveal why!! Like the real Pete Murray, Paul hails from Australia, Melbourne to be specific. And, like most Melbournians he has a passion for the local game of Aussie Rules Football. In fact Paul carries an Aussie Rules football on the bus to ease his tensions after a day’s drive. Paul plays a lot of football in Paris and Italy!!

Paul’s tip... “The best place to have a drink in Europe is a cliff side bar in Dubrovnik where the terraces are literally carved into the cliff face. Here a refreshing drink watching the sun set over the Adriatic is the best experience. Mind you enjoying a juicy Florentine steak comes a close second.”

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After many years of travelling Europe, we have learnt that unique experiences are what really make a trip. Whether it’s cycling through the cobbled streets of Amsterdam, or looking out over the Rhine whilst relaxing in our castle, unique experiences are what you’ll carry with you for a lifetime. Here are just a few...

Tuscan Hills Resort

Greek Flotilla Sailing

Paris Gourmet Picnic

Rhine Castle Stay

By day, Girasole Resort is the perfect place to relax. Sunbathe under the Tuscan sun or take a swim in one of the pools whilst enjoying the scenery of the surrounding hills. Then, after a dinner of locally made fresh pasta washed down by chianti from the resort’s vineyard, carve up the dance floor at the resorts nightclub.

Crewing your own yacht (under the watchful eye of Topdeck’s head skipper) is a pretty rare experience no matter where you are, let alone when you’re in the Greek Islands. Swim in the crystal waters or just stay on deck and work on that tan! Then, in the evening, enjoy a few drinks and a chuckle in the tavernas with the locals.

There aren’t too many words to summarise the sensation of sitting beside the Eiffel Tower and devouring the best local cuisine. And when the local cuisine consists of French cheese, seafood, a selection of cold meats, quiches, terrines and salads and finished off with a selection of French pastries, there are literally no words. You’ll just have to come and try it!

Not many people can boast of spending a night in a 12th century castle, but travel with Topdeck and you’ll be one of those few. Stahleck Castle, nestled just above the Rhine River, is surrounded by Moselle vineyards, and with a medieval courtyard that you can convert into your own beer garden, you’ll be able to enjoy a stein whilst taking in the pretty incredible views.

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We call Pag Island in Croatia our own hideaway. Mind you, it’s not some deserted island in the middle of the Adriatic. We call it a hideaway because the masses have yet to discover a special place where you can relax by day and party by night. During the ‘off-season’ Pag is a chilled out island where you can forget your everyday worries and recharge your batteries. In the height of summer though, Pag roars to life as International DJ’s head to this amazing island and instantly it is a worthy competitor to such party hotspots as Ibiza and Cancun.

The Hotel Loža is the perfect base to explore Pag. Located in the centre of town and just meters from the waterfront, the beach bars of Pag are on your doorstep. If you don’t feel like clubbing the night away on nearby Zrce Beach, sit back, relax and enjoy the jaw dropping sunsets from the hotel’s outdoor bar.

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Until recently the Europeans have been fighting amongst themselves for centuries. It is only natural therefore that when it comes to food they do it differently! This variety makes Europe a gourmet’s paradise and although different the food maybe, all Europeans take eating very seriously. The French naturally believe they do it better but Italian food is enjoyed the world over, nobody uses fresh ingredients better than the Spanish and if you are a lover of the humble sausage, Germany is your place. The biggest beneficiary however is the visitor because the variety and passion of eating in Europe is ours to enjoy.

Meet Michelle Elia, the envy of all at Topdeck. Michelle has the amazing job of ensuring that whatever Topdeck Trip you choose your taste buds will be tempted as never before. We can’t guarantee you will improve your waistline on your holiday but we can guarantee we’ll give you a new outlook on the humble meal. “When I was training as a chef I constantly tasted new flavours mostly imported from Europe. I forget now how lucky I am to have the world’s finest produce at my fingertips and the culinary expertise of thousands of years to draw from. Whether it’s an afternoon of

tapas in a Spanish piazza, tasting the world’s original Margherita pizza from Naples or a simple wedge of Brie and a crusty baguette in France - the flavours of Europe continue to influence me and my approach to food. Nowhere else in the world allows such versatility and it just makes my job easier! I am constantly drawing on these influences to incorporate them into all the food we offer at Topdeck. Regardless whether that be a camping trip where we have our “On Road Chefs” preparing the meals or a EuroHotel trip where I have personally selected the restaurants. I can’t wait to share my flavours of Europe with you. Bon Appetit!!”

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EuroHotel

EuroClub

EuroCamping

Explorer

The Topdeck Product Team have scoured Europe and beyond searching for the best hotels. No bland multi-national chain hotels for us. We have tried to select smaller hotels that reflect the character of the country we visit. We choose hotels that are close to public transport (so if you want to do your own thing you can), and are as centrally located as possible. This does not mean we can always get you right in the heart of the cities but rest assured no-one else will get you closer. Most of our hotels are 3 star rated and are priced on twin/double share accommodation so are ideal for couples or those wanting that added touch of comfort. Three people travelling together? No problem you can even share in a 5% triple share saving.

Our EuroClub range of trips utilise accommodation that is as varied as the places we visit. In some cities we use the latest hostels, some of which are truly stunning. In Italy we tend to stay in bungalows at campsites... well campsites is really doing them an injustice, let’s say mini resorts complete with their own exciting nightlife. In Paris and other selected special stopovers we use hotel up-grades so you are in the heart of the action and then there are such Topdeck exclusives as our own flotilla sailing fleet in Greece or our 12th century castle on the banks of the Rhine River in Germany. Now how is that for variety? These trips are based on single sex, multi-share accommodation, normally 4 to a room.

These fun trips are perfect if you are working to a tighter budget We can pretty much guarantee the campsites in Europe will not be like your campsites at home as the Europeans love their camping and make sure they do it in style!! Our easy to erect, 2 person, dome style tents are super roomy inside and we also supply comfortable air mattresses so when it’s time to rest the head a good night’s sleep is assured. All you need to bring is a sleeping bag and a sense of fun and adventure!

Our latest range of holidays are designed for the Traveller who wants to visit one country or a region, (I.e. Eastern Europe) rather than participate on one of our multi-destination trips. Group sizes are smaller and tend to average 16 to 20 (We limit them to 30 participants), and on our Greece and Turkey programs contract local guides to escort these trips. Our preferred accommodation style is hotel (twin share), however our Croatia Sailing boats, being traditional coastal cruisers, do not all have en-suite facilities. So if you want to discover the heart and soul of Europe these trips have been designed with you in mind!

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EarlyBird Discounts

Early Payment Option

Past Passenger Discount

7.5% off your trip price if booked and paid in full by 15 December 2010.

5% off your trip price if booked and paid in full 6 months prior to trip departure date.

5% off your trip price if you have travelled previously with Topdeck or Connections Adventures.

Friends and Discounts

Multi Trip Discount

Triple Share Discount

• 4 friends who book and travel together each save 5% off the trip price

Book 2 trips at the same time and save 5% on the cheapest trip or book 3 trips at the same time and save 5% off the second trip and 10% off the third trip.

If you are travelling with two friends on one of our EuroHotel programs and you book a triple room together you each save 5% off our twin share trip price.

This means a saving of up *$406 off your Trip Price *Based on 28 Day Discover Europe trip high season pricing

• 7 friends or more all save 7.5% • 10 friends or more all save 10%

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Conditions: Discounts apply to the basic trip price only and do not apply to the Food Fund or Local Payments. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers. Trip must be booked and paid in full by deadline listed for discount to apply. For “Friends and Discount” promotion and “Triple Share Discount” promotion all passengers must be booked on the same trip and at the same time. For “Multi Trip” promotion all trips must be booked at the same time. Discounts are subject to availability. Earlybird Discount does not apply to ANZAC, Christmas, New Year, Festivals or Croatia Sailing.


When travelling, we all want to take the pressure off our wallets. At Topdeck we know how much it can cost to travel Europe. Once you do the sums, we know it just isn’t possible to travel in Europe staying in a similar standard of accommodation or enjoying quality meals at anywhere near the price of our trips. And, creating the environment to have fun with your mates, both old and new, is what we do best.

There is one other big advantage travelling with Topdeck ... it’s hassle free. Lugging heavy back-packs in crowded streets trying to find your hostel is not our idea of fun, nor is having to spend un-planned days in a city because your “hop-on, hop off” bus tour has no more seats left when you want to move on. Our trips help you minimise your hassles, while maximising your experience. Topdeck... what a holiday should be!

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Start planning your perfect trip here. Our all new website is bursting with information so your questions big and small are sure to be answered. You can also sign up to our online Newsletters and get all the latest Topdeck deals and special offers straight to your inbox.

Topdeck is also plugged into Facebook, letting you ‘like’ whatever takes your fancy, and getting you and your mates thinking about your trip of a lifetime. Not only can you get tips and advice from past travellers, you can also make contact with your future travelling companions before you head off.

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Whether you need a place to stay the night before you depart on your trip or whether you fancy sticking around a bit longer and getting to know this incredible city a bit better, we’ve got something right up your street.

umi Hotel Located in a quiet garden square in the trendy Notting Hill and Bayswater area, this funky London hotel may have an odd name but it’s packed with amenities at a price that won’t break the bank. The hotel exudes a cool vibe, and is the departure point for ex London EuroHotel trips. Summer 2011 Single $165 Twin/Dbl** $102pp

Clink 78 Hostel Discover London from a 19th century courthouse! Clink London combines 200 years of history with a cool, functional interior and contemporary design. Built on the grounds of one of London’s first police courts, Clink London is ideally located to discover London’s key attractions. Its facilities include 24hr reception, an internet café in the old courtroom, free bed linen (excluding towels) and a cool bar! Summer 2011 Multi-share $52pp Twin/Dbl** $73pp Winter 2011/12 Multi-share $46pp Twin/Dbl** $65pp En Suite Supplement per night $11pp

Winter 2011/12 Single $138 Twin/Dbl** $89pp

 ondon L Break Package The London Break Package includes:

London Break - Clink 78 Hostel Summer 2011 Multi-share $250pp Twin/Dbl** $312pp Winter 2011/12 Multi-share $235pp Twin/Dbl** $289pp

• Three nights accommodation and continental breakfast at the Clink 78 Hostel or umi Hotel – see prices on the right

En Suite Supplement per night £33pp

• 3 day London Underground & Bus Pass (Zones 1 & 2)

Summer 2011 Single $577 Twin/Dbl** $394pp

• Hop-on, hop-off London sightseeing tour visiting London’s top attractions

Winter 2011/12 Single $499 Twin/Dbl** $359pp

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travelling together.


With your entire city sightseeing included in your trip price, you may not feel the need to try any of the many optional activities that are available in Europe. However if you do and Topdeck’s “Free Time” policy certainly gives you the time to experience these activities, we have assembled a fascinating range from which to choose. Topdeck does not operate these optional excursions and your contract will be with the individual optional provider, all of whom we have selected based on past passenger recommendation. Here is a sample of some of our most popular:

• Fat Tire Bike Tour Paris... the most entertaining way to see Paris on a bike or any other way for that matter!! • Third Reich Walking Tour Berlin... this fascinating walking tour takes you right to the Nazi nerve centre before and during World War 2 • Polar Plunge Norway... an icy plunge into Arctic Waters followed by a traditional wood fired sauna is sort of a Norwegian thing!!Try it!!

• Jungfrau Mountain Excursion... get a “birds eye” view of the Swiss Alps from the top of Europe. • Venice Gondola Cruise... explore the maze of fascinating canals of Venice from your own private gondola.

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This famous festival, known as San Fermin by the locals, celebrates the patron saint of Pamplona every year with a huge street party and daily bull runs through this tiny town! Whether or not you actually run, there is something for everyone to enjoy during Spain’s largest festival.

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Think big, and then times it by 100 and you’d be getting close to the enormity that is Oktoberfest in Munich! Pair your stein of German beer with a delicious Bavarian pork knuckle, while singing along with the oompah bands in one of the many tents at the world’s largest beer festival!


No one throws a party quite like the Irish – and there is no better time to experience this than for the celebration of their patron saint on St Patrick’s Day! The streets of Dublin are filled with music, street theatre, comedy and more – will you be there?

The people of Valencia celebrate their patron saint’s day and the passing of winter with a fiery party of ferocious proportions in this huge festival. Over 400 spectacular Fallas effigies are constructed for one reason only – to be burnt to a cinder to welcome in the new Spring.

Be enchanted by the mystery of Venice, as the locals don elaborate masks to hide their true identities while celebrating the festivities of Carnival. The famous canals of Venice are made even more spectacular with street parties, costumes and celebrations during this unique festival.

Visit Scotland’s historic capital during the world’s largest arts festival, and take in Scotland’s world famous outdoor military spectacular! With kilts and bagpipes galore, how much more Scottish could this long weekend break possibly get?

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Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). We depart from London today and cross the English Channel on our way to Paris. From the port of Calais we travel through the French countryside to our Parisian hotel and this evening have the chance to sit back and enjoy a city lights tour of the awe-inspiring French capital. Day 2 Paris. Today is a free day to explore Paris with its many cultural treats. Enjoy a croissant in a local café, check out the artists’ work along the river, visit the Notre Dame and Musee D’Orsay, or wander down the Champs-Élysées; the choices are endless. Later, sample our delicious Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower and to complete a great day an optional River Seine cruise or cabaret show is on offer. (B,D) Day 3 Paris to Lucerne, Switzerland. Magnificent Swiss scenery is on display as we travel to Lucerne. On arrival our walking tour includes the famous Chapel Bridge and the banks of stunning Lake Lucerne - it’s like looking at a picture postcard with incredible mountain

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views - the photo opportunities are endless! (B,D) Day 4 Lucerne to Florence, Italy. From one visual feast to another as we make our way to Florence. Here is our chance to walk through the history books or partake in the fabulous Tuscan cuisine (pizza, pasta and a Florentine steak). Shop at the affordable gold and silver markets, or the Italian leather goods are out of this world. Michelangelo’s statue of “David” resides here as did many Renaissance greats including Leonardo Da Vinci and Sandro Botticelli - the city is now known as an outdoor museum. (B) Day 5 Florence to Venice. Our Italian experience continues north to Venice, home of the gondola and an engineering masterpiece - the city is actually made up of 117 small islands all linked together by a series of bridges with many narrow alleyways and residences that literally hang over the canals. Be prepared for the breathtaking beauty of this amazing place - one that will not be forgotten! (B,D)


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the evening. Tonight why not taste some of the local wine..delicious! (B,D)

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11 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 11 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis English Channel ferry crossings Modern air-conditioned coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local guide in Florence Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

Day 1 London to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Today we cross the English Channel to France by ferry. Upon arrival in Calais we meet our Topdeck Driver and head to Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a city of contrasts – bicycles, clogs, tulips and the infamous red light district live side by side in harmony! Day 2 Amsterdam to Rhine Valley, Germany. We depart Amsterdam this morning for the delights of Germany. We discover medieval castles, vineyards and the mighty Rhine River in the Rhine Valley, our base for the evening. Dinner is included tonight. (B,D) Day 3 Rhine Valley to Munich. Uncover the pretzels and roasted pork knuckles of Munich on our walking tour. Don’t leave Bavaria without a visit to the beer halls to sample a German beer or two whilst being entertained by the traditional Oompah band. (B)

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Day 4 Munich to Tyrol, Austria. Breathtaking scenery and loads of options for adrenaline junkies in the stunning Tyrol. (B,D) Day 5 Tyrol to Venice, Italy. More great alpine scenery to enjoy as we travel to the extraordinary city of Venice – a maze of canals and incredible artworks. Our included vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal is the perfect way to see the city. (B) Day 6 Venice to Rome. On to Italy’s capital – the eternal city of Rome. Our walking tour takes in the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Church of the Capuchin Monks, the ancient Roman Forum, the Colosseum and more. (B,D) day 7 Rome. Today is our chance to visit the fascinating Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. There is plenty of free time to explore the Palantine Hill area (the ancient commercial and political heart of Rome) or shop in some of the fashionable boutiques. (B)


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Day 11 Paris. Today there is plenty of free time to explore the sights of Paris at our own pace – Notre Dame Cathedral, the Georges Pompidou Centre, the Louvre or the impressive Musée d’Orsay. One way to get another perspective of the city is on a bicycle tour. Tonight, we enjoy a Paris Gourmet Picnic dinner near the Eiffel Tower. Then perhaps an optional Seine River Cruise or see one of the oldest cabaret shows in Paris at the famous Paradis Latin. (B,D)

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17 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) 17 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis English Channel ferry crossings Modern air-conditioned coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local guide in Florence Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). From London to the chic French capital. Upon arrival we enjoy a city lights tour of Paris. Day 2 Paris. Free day to explore the shops, cafés and museums and don’t forget our Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. (B,D) Day 3 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Gaze out the window as we pass through the many fairy-tale villages and towns on our way to the Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 4 Swiss Alps. Hike the trails past quaint wooden chalets and snow capped mountains or sit back, relax and admire the spectacular views. (B,D)

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to discover this beautiful city. We then take time out in Tuscany to visit a Chianti winery and enjoy an al fresco dinner of local delights. (B,D) Day 7 Florence to Rome. Today it’s on to the buzzing city of Rome where the ancient and modern sit side by side. Our walking tour includes the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, the ancient Roman Forum, the massive Victor Emmanuel Monument and the Colosseum. (B) Day 8 Rome. A chance to visit the Vatican this morning where we have the opportunity to see some of the finest works of art in the world – the paintings in the Sistine Chapel. The rest of the day is free to explore Rome. (B)

Day 5 Swiss Alps to Florence, Italy. Grab a snap at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before we head through the Tuscan countryside to Florence. (B)

Day 9 Rome to Venice. We stop at Verona, setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, before arriving in the city of canals and gondolas, Venice. (B,D)

Day 6 Florence. We start our day with a walking tour with a local guide

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Day 13 Prague. This city is amazing, from the trams rumbling along the streets and the artists around Charles Bridge, to the old traditional inns and hand-made puppets. Prague has it all! There is plenty of free time today to wander around the historic city centre and have lunch. (B)

Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower Tuscan winery tour and dinner Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice Bicycle tour of Amsterdam Farewell dinner in Amsterdam

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Day 15 Berlin. The sights and museums help to give us an understanding of the history of the city. Included on our city tour are the famous Victory Monument, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Ku’Dam and Checkpoint Charlie. (B)

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Day 11 Venice to Tyrol, Austria. Breathtaking scenery and loads of activities for adrenaline junkies in the stunning Tyrol. Relaxing options are also available! (B,D)

Day 14 Prague to Berlin, Germany. First up today we stop in 800 year old Dresden before continuing on to Berlin, the vibrant capital city of Germany. (B,D)

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21 breakfasts (B), 11 dinners (D) 21 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis English Channel ferry crossings Modern air-conditioned coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local guide in Florence Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). From London to the cool French capital. On arrival we enjoy a city lights tour.

Day 7 French Riviera to Florence, Italy. After taking ‘that photo’ in Pisa, it’s on to the home of Renaissance art, Florence. (B,D)

Day 2 Paris. A free day to explore the shops, cafés and museums and don’t forget our Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. (B,D)

Day 8 Florence to Rome. Spend this morning in Florence then on to Rome. The Colosseum, the Pantheon, coffee and ice cream shops, hip bars and nightclubs – they’re all here in one of Europe’s greatest cities. (B)

Day 3 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Gaze out the window as we pass through the many fairy-tale villages and towns on our way to the Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 4 Swiss Alps. Hike the trails past quaint wooden chalets and snow capped mountains or sit back, relax and admire the spectacular views. (B,D)

Day 9 Rome. Free day to explore the Eternal City and the Vatican City. The Sistine Chapel is definitely worth a visit. (B) Day 10 Rome to Venice. We travel to the grand canals and artworks of Venice, via Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet. (B,D)

Day 5 Swiss Alps to the French Riviera, France. Today we arrive on the chic French Riviera. There’ll be fragrances galore at a tour of a local perfumery. (B,D)

Day 11 Venice. Our walking tour takes in all the major sights. Our vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal is fascinating and an optional gondola ride is a must do! (B)

Day 6 French Riviera. Laze on the beach today or stroll the promenades. Tonight we head to the glamorous principality of Monaco – good luck at the casinos! (B)

Day 12 Venice to Pag Island, Croatia, via Slovenia. Via the stunning caves of Postojna, we travel along spectacular coastline to our resort on the beautiful island of Pag. (B,D)

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LO N D O N STA RT Day 16 Salzburg to Prague, Czech Republic. We pay our respects at the former concentration camp, Mauthausen, and then it’s on to beautiful Prague where we take an evening walking tour. (B,D)

Day 21 Amsterdam. See the city on our included bicycle tour and then explore, chill-out or party – choices, choices! (B,D)

Day 17 Prague. This city will amaze and captivate, from the artists around Charles Bridge to the old traditional inns. We have plenty of free time today to wander around the historic city centre and enjoy the excellent (and cheap) local beer. (B)

Day 22 Amsterdam to London. We return to London, stopping for some chocolate and beer tasting in Brugge, arriving back in London in the evening. (B)

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Day 15 Ljubljana to Salzburg, Austria. After exploring the dramatic scenery around Lake Bled in Slovenia we carry on to the home of the Sound of Music, Salzburg. (B,D)

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DayS 18-19 Prague to Berlin, Germany. First stop historic Dresden. Then it’s time to get acquainted with the buzzing nightlife and historic monuments of Berlin. Included on our city tour are the famous Victory Monument, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and Ku’Dam. We see the Checkpoint Charlie Museum and travel down the Unter Den Linden in former East Berlin. (B,D) (B)

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27 breakfasts (B), 14 dinners (D) 27 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local guide in Florence English Channel ferry crossings Modern air-conditioned coach Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). From London to Paris where we embark on a city lights tour. Day 2 Paris. A free day to explore Paris, before enjoying our delicious Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. An optional River Seine cruise or cabaret show finishes the day. (B,D) Day 3 Paris to Bordeaux. We stop off in the heart of the Loire Valley before heading to Bordeaux and its vineyards! (B,D) Day 4 Bordeaux to Carcassonne. Sample some famous Bordeaux wine before travelling to the historic walled city of Carcassonne. (B,D) Day 5 Carcassonne to Barcelona, Spain. Through the majestic Pyrenees mountains today, stopping in Andorra before arriving in funky Barcelona. (B,D) Day 6 Barcelona. Free day to explore this great city - why not check out a Flamenco show? (B) Day 7 Barcelona to the French Riviera, France. Get ready for

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Trevi Fountain, Rome

celebrity spotting on the boulevards of the French Riviera! (B,D) Day 8 French Riviera. The day is free to explore the always chic French Riviera. This evening it’s off to Monaco to try our luck in the casinos. (B) DayS 9-10 French Riviera to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Gaze out the window as we pass through the many fairy-tale villages and towns on our way to the Swiss Alps. (B,D) (B,D) Day 11 Swiss Alps to Florence, Italy. First stop the Leaning Tower of Pisa before we reach Florence and then it’s time to sample the delicious Tuscan cuisine. (B,D) Day 12 Florence to Rome. See the art treasures of Florence today, then to Rome and a fascinating evening walking tour. (B) Day 13 Rome. The day is free to explore Rome. (B) Day 14 Rome to Venice. A morning visit to the Vatican City and the chance to see the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums before we continue our journey to Venice. (B,D)


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LO N D O N STA RT Day 17 Krk. Spend today relaxing on one of the only sandy beaches in Croatia, perhaps take a boat trip, or spend time chilling in the resort. Tonight visit the old town of Krk for dinner. (B) Day 18 Krk to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Today we carry on to Ljubljana where ancient sites and modern bars create a lively atmosphere. (B) Day 19 Ljubljana to Budapest, Hungary. Next stop, Hungary! The twin cities of Buda and Pest have great architecture and fascinating histories. (B,D) Day 20 Budapest. A free day – why not check out the naturally heated thermal baths in the middle of City Park – very good for the skin! (B)

Day 22 Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic. We pay our respects at the former concentration camp, Mauthausen and then its on to charming Prague where we’ll find great shopping, cool cultural shows and historic architecture. (B,D) Day 23 Prague. A free day to see more of the city. (B)

Day 26 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. On to the red lights, coffee shops, canals and bicycles that make Amsterdam unique! (B)

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Roman Pathway

Day 1 London to Amsterdam, Netherlands. From London to the avant-garde city of Amsterdam – bicycles, clogs and an infamous red light district! Day 2 Amsterdam to Rhine Valley, Germany. Medieval castles, vineyards and the mighty River Rhine are on view today. (B,D) Day 3 Rhine Valley to Munich. Uncover the beer halls and roasted pork knuckles on our walking tour in Munich. (B)

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Days 1-2 Rome, Italy. Starting in the Eternal City, this afternoon we have a walking tour and then there’s free time to explore. Visit the Vatican City where the Sistine Chapel is definitely worth checking out. (D) (B)

beside the Eiffel Tower, and then there is an optional River Seine cruise or cabaret show to enjoy. (B) (B,D) Day 7 Paris to London. Our trip finishes this evening back in London. (B)

Day 3 Rome to Florence. To the home of Renaissance art, gold and silver markets, great shopping and even better food! (B)

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Days 3-4 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Stunning views mark our Alpine experience. (B,D) (B,D)

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Day 11 Venice to Tyrol, Austria. Breathtaking scenery and loads of activities for adrenaline junkies. (B,D)

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Day 2 Prague. Free day to explore one of Europe’s most popular cities. (B)

Day 7 Amsterdam to London. After stopping in Brugge our trip finishes this evening back in London, via France. (B)

DayS 3-4 Prague to Berlin, Germany. First historic Dresden, then the buzzing capital of Germany awaits. Our city tour takes us to the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate. Berlin is full of amazing sights and the nightlife is fantastic too! (B,D) (B)

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Roman Road

9 Day

Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). From London to the super-stylish French capital. On arrival enjoy a city lights tour of the city. Day 2 Paris. Free day to explore the shops, cafés and museums, and then our legendary Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. (B,D)

Day 7 French Riviera to Florence, Italy. After taking ‘that photo’ in Pisa it’s on to beautiful Florence. (B,D) Day 8 Florence to Rome. The Colosseum, the Pantheon, hip bars and clubs – they’re all here in one of Europe’s greatest cities - Rome! (B) Day 9 Rome. Our trip ends in the eternal city. (B)

DayS 3-4 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Gaze out the window as we pass through the many fairy-tale villages and towns on our way to the Swiss Alps. (B,D) (B,D)

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What’s Included »» P  aris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower »» 8 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) »» 8 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Florence »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

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Days 2-3 Rome to Venice. To the grand canals of Venice. (B,D) (B) Days 4-5 Venice to Pag Island, Croatia. Via the stunning caves of Postojna and on to our hotel on the beautiful island of Pag. (B,D) (B) Day 6 Pag Island to Ljubljana, Slovenia. An eclectic mix of old and new makes for a great stop. (B)

DayS 10-11 Prague to Berlin, Germany. First historic Dresden, then the buzzing nightlife of Berlin. (B,D) (B) Days 12-13 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Red lights and canals gives Amsterdam a unique atmosphere! (B) (B,D) Day 14 Amsterdam to London. To London via Belgium and France. (B) ANDS THERL ND NE Amsterdam ENGLA 2 2 Berlin London Brugge

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What’s Included »» V  aporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice »» Croatian Island Hideaway of Pag »» Bicycle tour of Amsterdam »» Farewell dinner in Amsterdam »» 13 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) »» 13 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver For a detailed itinerary see days 9-22 of the Europe Uncovered trip or visit our website.

Trip Code: HTPAL

Total Trip Price $2245 Total Trip Price $2465 Total Trip Price $2545 Prices based on per person twin share. 5% reduction for triple share.

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Day 6 Barcelona. Free day to explore this great city. Up for a Flamenco show this evening? (B)

»» P  aris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower

Day 7 Barcelona. Our trip finishes this morning after breakfast. (B)

Day 3 Paris to Bordeaux. We stop off in the heart of Chateaux country before heading to Bordeaux and its vineyards. (B,D)

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Loire Valley

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For a detailed itinerary see days 1-7 of the Discover Europe trip or visit our website.

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»» 6 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) »» 6 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

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Day 5 Carcassonne to Barcelona, Spain. Through the majestic Pyrenees

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Tapas Trail

Day 2 Paris. A free day to explore Paris, before enjoying our delicious Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. Options tonight of a River Seine cruise or cabaret show. (B,D)

Mountains today, stopping for some duty free shopping in Andorra before arriving in funky Barcelona. (B,D)

7 Day

Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). From London to Paris where we embark on a city lights tour.

Trip Code: HTDEB

Total Trip Price $1280 Total Trip Price $1370 Total Trip Price $1425

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Day 3 Budapest to Vienna, Austria. Vienna is next with its famous opera and delicious apple strudel. (B) Day 4 Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic. We pay our respects at the concentration camp, Mauthausen and then its on to charming Prague. (B,D) Day 5 Prague. A free day to see more of the city. (B)

Day 8 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. On to the red lights, canals and bicycles that make Amsterdam unique! Today we take a walking tour of this amazing city. (B) Day 9 Amsterdam. A bicycle tour in the morning and then the rest of the day is yours to enjoy. (B,D) Day 10 Amsterdam to London. Back to London today via Brugge. (B)

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»» 9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) »» 9 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

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»» Bicycle tour of Amsterdam »» Farewell dinner in Amsterdam

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10 Day

Days 1-2 Budapest, Hungary. This evening we commence in the twin cities of Buda and Pest both of which have fascinating histories. (D) (B)

Democracy Road

Prices based on per person twin share. 5% reduction for triple share.

Trip Code: HTDBL

Total Trip Price $1740 Total Trip Price $1835 Total Trip Price $1895 Prices based on per person twin share. 5% reduction for triple share.

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EUROHOTEL » Days 1-2 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). To Paris where we embark on a city lights tour. Our Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower is amazing. (B,D) Day 3 Paris to Bordeaux. We stop off in the heart of the Loire Valley before heading to Bordeaux. (B,D) Day 4 Bordeaux to Carcassonne. Wine tasting before travelling to the historic city of Carcassonne. (B,D)

way to the Swiss Alps. (B,D) (B,D) DayS 11-12 Swiss Alps to Rome via Florence, Italy. First stop, the Leaning Tower of Pisa before we reach Florence. Then to Rome and an evening walking tour of the Eternal City. (B,D) (B) Day 13 Rome. Our trip finishes after breakfast. (B)

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Days 5-6 Carcassonne to Barcelona, Spain via Andorra. Through the Pyrenees to Barcelona. (B,D) (B) Days 7-8 Barcelona to the French Riviera, France. To glamorous Nice and Monaco. (B,D) (B) DayS 9-10 French Riviera to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Gaze out the window as we pass through the many fairy-tale villages and towns on our

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»» P  aris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower »» 12 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) »» 12 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Florence »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

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Road to Prague

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Day 1 Rome, Italy. This afternoon we meet our fellow travellers and Trip Leader.

DayS 7-8 Ljubljana to Budapest, Hungary. Next stop Budapest with its fascinating history. (B,D)

Day 2 Rome to Venice. Visit the Vatican this morning. Then on to the canals of Venice. (B,D)

Day 9 Vienna, Austria. North to Vienna with its famous opera and delicious apple strudel. (B)

Day 3 Venice. Our walking tour and vaporetto ride are the perfect way to see the city. (B)

DayS 10-11 Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic. Cool culture and history are alive in Prague. (B,D) (B)

Day 4 Venice to Krk, Croatia via Slovenia. After visiting the caves at Postojna, we continue to Croatia and the Island of Krk. (B,D)

Day 12 Prague. Time to say farewell to our travelling companions. (B)

Day 6 Krk to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Carry on to Ljubljana where ancient sites and modern bars create a lively atmosphere. (B)

Postojna Caves

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»» 11 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) »» 11 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

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Day 5 Krk. Spend today relaxing on the beach or time chilling in the resort.(B)

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For a detailed itinerary see days 13-24 of the Discover Europe trip or visit our website.

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DayS 2-3 Rome to Venice. See the Vatican City before we head to Venice where we take a walking tour and vaporetto ride. (B,D) (B) DayS 4-5 Venice to Krk, Croatia. Travel to the Island of Krk via the Postojna Caves. (B,D) (B) Day 6 Krk to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Today we carry on to Ljubljana. (B) DayS 7-8 Ljubljana to Budapest, Hungary. Next stop, Hungary and beautiful Budapest (B,D) (B) Day 9 Budapest to Vienna, Austria. Stylish Vienna is next with its famous opera, coffee and apple strudel. (B) DayS 10-11 Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic. We pay our respects at the concentration camp Mauthausen and

then on to charming Prague. (B,D) (B) Days 12-13 Prague to Berlin, Germany. First up today we stop in Dresden before arriving at one of our favourite cities, Berlin. (B,D) (B) DayS 14-15 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Unique Amsterdam is our last stop. (B) (B,D) Day 16 Amsterdam to London. Back to London via Brugge (B)

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What’s Included »» Vaporetto ride in Venice »» Bicycle tour and farewell dinner in Amsterdam »» 15 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) »» 15 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

For a detailed itinerary see days 13-28 of the Discover Europe trip or visit our website.

1 Rome

16 Day

Day 1 Rome, Italy. Meet our Trip Leader and fellow travellers today.

Gondolas Go North

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Day 2 Barcelona. Enjoy a free day to explore this great city. In the evening, why not see a Flamenco show? (B) Day 3 Barcelona to the French Riviera, France. Get ready for some serious celebrity spotting on the boulevards of French Riviera! (B,D) Day 4 French Riviera. Today is yours to explore the forever-chic French Riviera. This evening it’s off to Monaco to try our luck in the casinos. (B) DayS 3-4 French Riviera to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Gaze out the window as we pass through the many fairy-tale villages and towns on our way to the Swiss Alps. (B,D) (B,D)

before we reach Florence and then it’s time to sample that delicious Tuscan cuisine. (B,D) Day 8 Florence to Rome. Today, see the art treasures of Florence and check out the awesome shopping. Then it’s on to Rome where we are treated to a fascinating evening walking tour. (B) Day 9 Rome. The trip ends after breakfast. (B)

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What’s Included »» 8 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) »» 8 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Florence »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

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Paparazzi Parade

Prices based on per person twin share. 5% reduction for triple share.

Trip Code: HTDER

Total Trip Price $1270 Total Trip Price $1390 Total Trip Price $1475 Prices based on per person twin share. 5% reduction for triple share.

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“ANYONE WHOEUROCLUB KEEPS THE ABILITY TO SEE BEAUTY NEVER GROWS OLD”

Accommodation as varied as the locations we visit: from hotels to hostels, to bungalows, castles and yachts.

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What’s Included »» 1 3 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 11 dinners (D) »» 2 nights hotel upgrade, 6 nights bungalow accommodation at European campsites, 3 nights hostel accommodation, 1 night in an Austrian Gasthof, 1 night in a 12th century German castle or fortress »» English Channel ferry crossings »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Florence »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of Topdeck ‘On Site Chefs’ in Lauterbrunnen, Rome and Venice

Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). We cross the English Channel to France by ferry and then pass by the battlefields of World War I on our way to Paris. Tonight a city lights tour. (D) Day 2 Paris. Time to explore Paris. The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, ChampsÉlysées and Notre Dame Cathedral are ours to visit. Maybe a ‘Fat Tire’ bicycle tour around the highlights? Our Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower is delicious before an optional Seine River cruise or perhaps a visit to a cabaret show. (B,D) Day 3 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Superb scenery as we head to the Swiss Alps and stay in our picturesque alpine valley at the foot of the Jungfrau Mountain. (B,L,D) Day 4 Swiss Alps. An optional excursion to the summit of Jungfrau mountain, home of Europe’s highest rail station anyone? (B,L,D)

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Day 5 Swiss Alps to Florence, Italy. To Pisa, with its famous Leaning Tower and then on to Florence. Tonight enjoy delicious Tuscan cuisine. (B,L,D) Day 6 Florence to Rome. A guided tour of Florence with a local guide is a great introduction to the priceless treasures of this city. This evening we head to Rome. (B,D) Day 7 Rome. Today we explore on our next walking tour. The rest of the day is free to enjoy Rome. (B) Day 8 Rome to Venice. First a visit to the Vatican City where we can see the Sistine Chapel and its beautiful frescoes before we head for enchanting Venice. (B,L,D) Day 9 Venice. Take a fascinating walking tour which includes St Mark’s Square, the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge. Then hop on a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, the perfect way to get around Venice. An


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Day 13 Amsterdam. Our bicycle tour is a great introduction to Amsterdam as is our walking tour which takes in all the sights. Tonight there’s a farewell dinner followed by an optional canal cruise. (B,D) Day 14 Amsterdam to London. Roll on Belgium and the city of Brugge, home to over 300 different beers and the finest Belgian chocolates! Then it’s back to London where it all started. (B)

»» P  aris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower »» Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal Venice »» Stay in a 12th century castle overlooking the Rhine River »» Bicycle tour of Amsterdam »» Farewell dinner in Amsterdam

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Gondola ride, Venice

What’s Included »» 16 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) »» 2 nights hotel upgrade, 8 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites »» English Channel ferry crossings »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Florence »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of Topdeck ‘On Site Chefs’ in Lauterbrunnen, Rome and Venice

Day 1 London to Amsterdam, Netherlands (option to join in Amsterdam). An English Channel crossing to France by ferry begins our journey. In Calais we meet our Topdeck Driver and head north to Amsterdam, a city of amazing contrasts – bicycles, clogs, tulips and the infamous red light district live side by side in harmony! (D) Day 2 Amsterdam. Our bicycle tour is a great way to see Amsterdam… shoulder to shoulder with the locals! Enjoy the rest of the day to experience the many diverse activities and highlights that Amsterdam has to offer. (B) Day 3 Amsterdam to Berlin, Germany. On to funky and modern Berlin, one of our favourite cities... brilliant food, people, history, nightlife, it has everything to do and never enough time to do it all! (B,D) Day 4 Berlin. A city tour that takes in the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Reichstag building starts the day. Explore at your own pace until the evening when it is time to discover the Berlin nightlife – legendary! (B)

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Day 5 Berlin to Prague, Czech Republic. From Berlin there is time to visit the 800 year old city of Dresden on the way to Prague where cobblestone streets, impressive architecture and captivating history at every turn are features of our walking tour. (B,L,D) Day 6 Prague. Free time today to explore Prague’s nooks and crannies. This evening there are loads of restaurants to choose from. Prague also lays claim to some of the world’s finest beers and their cellars are novel! (B) Day 7 Prague to Munich, Germany. From the beer cellars of Prague to beer halls and pork knuckles of cosmopolitan Munich! The capital of Bavaria is a charming night stop. (B,L) Day 8 Munich to Venice, Italy via Innsbruck, Austria. Once a post winter Olympic city, Innsbruck in Austria, is our stopover point on the way south. Our final destination today is poles apart – Venice, the “City of Canals”, awaits to show off its extraordinary riches. (B,D)


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Day 17 Paris to London. Today, we depart from Paris this morning and make our way back to Calais for our ferry. Our trip finishes this evening back in London. (B)

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Day 15 Swiss Alps to Paris, France. The view out the window today is stunning. This evening we get our first taste of French cuisine in iconic Paris and enjoy a city lights tour ready for tomorrow – our chance to explore this beautiful city. (B,L,D)

»» B  icycle tour of Amsterdam »» Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice »» Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower

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Day 14 Swiss Alps. An optional ride to the top of the spectacular snow-capped Jungfrau Mountain is amazing! On a clear day you can see into France and Germany! (B,L,D)

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Day 10 Venice to Rome. The eternal city of Rome is next on our travels. Our walking tour includes the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Church of the Capuchin Monks, the ancient Roman Forum, the Colosseum and more. (B,L)

Day 13 Florence to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. A short drive to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then scenic Switzerland. We stay in the tiny village of Lauterbrunnen nestled at the foot of the Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D)

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Swiss Alps

What’s Included »» 1 9 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D) »» 4 nights hotel upgrade, 6 nights in hostels, 8 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 1 night in an Austrian Gasthof »» English Channel ferry crossings »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Florence »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of Topdeck ‘On Site Chefs’ in Lauterbrunnen, Rome and Venice

Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). To Paris where our city lights tour provides a spectacular start to our trip. (D) Day 2 Paris. Time to explore Paris! Visit the Louvre or Sacre Coeur, check out the trendy bars in the Latin Quarter or perhaps jump on a bike for a fascinating ‘Fat Tire’ bike tour of Paris. Our Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower is simply delicious followed by an optional Seine River cruise or cabaret show. (B,D) Day 3 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Across the Swiss border to the tiny village of Lauterbrunnen nestled at the foot of the Jungfrau Mountain. (B,L,D) Day 4 Swiss Alps. An optional ride to the top of the snow-capped Jungfrau Mountain gives unbelievable views. (B,L,D)

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Day 5 Swiss Alps to the French Riviera, France. To the chic French Riviera. (B,L,D) Day 6 French Riviera. Time for some serious celebrity spotting and a swim in the warm waters of the Mediterranean and tonight Monaco and a Monte Carlo casino. (B) Day 7 French Riviera to Florence, Italy. The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa is our first stop. Then to Florence, and our first taste of Tuscany’s delicious cuisine. (B,D) Day 8 Florence. With so many artistic treasures Florence is known as an outdoor museum and also has some of Europe’s finest shopping. (B) Day 9 Florence to Rome. Southwards to the hilltop city of Orvieto before we reach Rome and our walking tour which show us the amazing sights. (B)


European Getaway

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LO N D O N STA RT Day 17 Berlin. After a city tour that takes in the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Reichstag building, Berlin is ours to explore. The nightlife is fantastic! (B)

Day 12 Venice. A vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal is a great experience as is our walking tour. An optional gondola ride is a must! (B,D) Day 13 Venice to the Tyrol, Austria. To the famous Tyrol region where adventure activities abound. (B,L,D) Day 14 Tyrol to Prague, Czech Republic. We visit Mauthausen, the former concentration camp, then on to Prague. We start with a walking tour to see the sights. Tonight we stay in one of Europe’s most modern hostels. (B,L,D) Day 15 Prague. Free time to discover beautiful Prague. (B)

Day 18 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. A liberal culture and a welcoming population make Amsterdam one of our favourite cities. (B,L) Day 19 Amsterdam. Our bike tour is a great introduction to Amsterdam as is our walking tour. An optional canal cruise and a visit to the red light district are also a must. (B,D)

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Day 20 Amsterdam to London. Chocolate and beer tasting Belgian style in Brugge, before heading back to London to say goodbye to our new found friends. (B)

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»» P  aris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower »» Stay at our resort in the heart of Tuscany »» Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice »» Bicycle tour of Amsterdam »» Farewell dinner in Amsterdam

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Day 11 Rome to Venice. Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet is our first stop before Venice. (B,L,D)

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What’s Included »» 2  3 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L), 15 dinners (D) »» 6 nights hotel upgrade, 10 nights in hostels, 7 nights in bungalows at European campsites »» English Channel ferry crossings »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Florence »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of Topdeck ‘On Site Chefs’ in Lauterbrunnen, Rome and Venice

Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). From London to Paris where we set out on a city lights tour. (D) Day 2 Paris. A free day to explore Paris, before enjoying our very special Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. An optional Seine River cruise or cabaret show finishes the day. (B,D) Day 3 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Today we have some breathtaking scenery on our way to the village of Lauterbrunnen, which is situated in the heart of the stunning Swiss Alps. (B,L,D) Day 4 Swiss Alps. An optional adventure to the top of Jungfrau, Europe’s highest rail station for some amazing views. (B,L,D) Day 5 Swiss Alps to French Riviera, France. Following Napoleon’s footsteps we make tracks to the French Riviera. (B,L,D) Day 6 French Riviera. Time to spot the celebrities as we stroll the promenades! Tonight we mingle with the stars at the casinos of Monaco. (B) Day 7 French Riviera to Florence, Italy. First stop the Leaning Tower of Pisa before we reach Florence and sample the delicious Tuscan cuisine. (B,D) Day 8 Florence to Rome. The city of Florence unveils its artistic treasures today before we head to Rome and our fascinating walking tour. (B)

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Day 9 Rome. A visit to the Vatican including the option of exploring the Sistine Chapel. Then the day is free to checkout Rome. (B,D)

Day 10 Rome to Venice. The fair city of Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet breaks our journey to Venice. (B,L,D) Day 11 Venice. Our walking tour allows us to see such sights as St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Our vaporetto ride is the perfect way to see the Grand Canal and of course there is the chance for an optional gondola ride. (B,D) Day 12 Venice to Vienna, Austria. On to stylish Vienna. Famous for its opera, coffee and apple strudel. (B,L,D) Day 13 Vienna. The day is ours to discover Vienna – the Opera House, St Stephen’s Cathedral, and the Hofburg Palace are just some of the attractions available today. (B) Day 14 Vienna to Budapest, Hungary via Bratislava. To Bratislava and our walking tour, before heading to the twin cities of Buda and Pest. (B,D) Day 15 Budapest. What an amazing city Budapest is! Where else can you watch chess played in an outdoor bath or explore an underground labyrinth which even has its own fountain producing wine? (B) Day 16 Budapest to Krakow, Poland via Slovakia. We travel through Slovakia before arriving at Krakow. (B,L,D) Day 17 Krakow. This city inspires all. Our visit includes the Jewish Quarter and the Palace of the Polish Kings. (B) Day 18 Krakow to Prague, Czech Republic. First, a sobering visit to the former concentration camps of


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LO N D O N STA RT Day 23 Amsterdam. Our bicycle tour is a great introduction to Amsterdam followed by our walking tour. Tonight a farewell dinner and optional canal cruise. (B,D)

Day 20 Prague to Berlin, Germany. The city of Dresden’s history dates back 800 years and hence makes a fascinating break on our journey to Berlin. (B,D) Day 21 Berlin. Once divided, this city is now regarded as one of the most modern and happening places in Europe. The nightlife? Awesome! (B)

Day 24 Amsterdam to London. The Belgian city of Brugge is a great place to sample some of the 300 different varieties of beer, and of course who can resist the chocolate? We arrive back in London this evening. (B)

»» P  aris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower »» Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice »» Bicycle tour of Amsterdam »» Farewell dinner in Amsterdam

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What’s Included »» 25 breakfasts (B), 11 lunches (L), 16 dinners (D) »» 3 nights hotel upgrades, 3 nights on our exclusive yachts in Greece, 1 night in a 12th century German castle, 1 night in an Austrian Gasthof, 1 night in cabins on overnight ferry from Italy to Greece, 10 nights in bungalows in European campsites, 6 nights hostel accommodation »» English Channel ferry crossings »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Florence and Tirana »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of Topdeck ‘On Site Chefs’ in Lauterbrunnen, Rome and Venice

Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). Cross the English Channel and continue to Paris for our spectacular city lights tour. (D)

Day 6 Florence. A walking tour of Florence with a local Italian guide is full of interest. The shopping is brilliant and the restaurants legendary. Enjoy! (B)

Day 2 Paris. Explore Paris by day and then enjoy our delicious Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. An optional Seine River cruise tonight or maybe a cabaret show? (B,D)

Day 7 Florence to Rome. The town of Orvieto provides a fascinating stop on our way to Rome. Our walking tour of Rome includes such highlights as the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum. (B)

Day 3 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. To the Swiss Alps and the village of Lauterbrunnen nestled beneath the mighty Jungfrau Mountain. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Rome. The Vatican City is first up with an optional visit to the Sistine Chapel. Then the day is free to explore the Eternal City. (B,D)

Day 4 Swiss Alps. An optional adventure to the top of the Jungfrau provides unbelievable views. (B,L,D) Day 5 Swiss Alps to Florence, Italy. First stop, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa before continuing to Florence. Tonight our first taste of mouth watering Tuscan cuisine. (B,L,D)

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Flotilla Sailing, Greece

Days 9 – 12 Flotilla Sailing in Greece. An overnight ferry crossing to Greece. Now set sail under the watchful eye of our flotilla skipper. (B,L) (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L,D) Day 13 Plataria to Tirana, Albania. To Albania, once cut off from the western world. Our luxurious hotel in Tirana is sure to impress. (B,L,D)


Summer Fun + Sailing

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LO N D O N STA RT Day 17 Zadar to Venice, Italy via Slovenia. Next stop Slovenia and the Postojna Caves, the largest underground cave system in Europe. Then to the amazing city of Venice! (B,D) Day 18 Venice. A fascinating walking tour, a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, an optional gondola ride, followed by a Venetian Pizza. Perfecto! (B,D)

DayS 21-22 Munich to Prague, Czech Republic. A visit to Dachau provides a reflective start to our day. Then to the cobblestone streets of Prague and our walking tour. (B,D) (B) Day 23 Prague to the Rhine Valley, Germany. In the Rhine Valley, tonight we stay in our own castle. (B,L,D) Day 24 Rhine Valley to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Time now to visit Amsterdam with its liberal lifestyle. (B) Day 25 Amsterdam. Our bicycle tour is a great introduction to Amsterdam followed by a walking tour. Tonight our farewell dinner followed by an optional canal cruise. (B,D)

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»» P  aris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower »» Stay in our Tuscan resort »» Stay in our 12th century German castle or fortress »» 3 nights flotilla sailing in Greece »» Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice »» Bicycle tour of Amsterdam »» Farewell dinner in Amsterdam

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Day 20 Tyrol to Munich, Germany. On to the beer halls of Munich! (B,L)

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Day 15 Dubrovnik. A free day to explore Dubrovnik, surely one of the world’s most beautiful cities! (B)

Day 19 Venice to Tyrol, Austria. The picture-postcard scenery of the Tyrol awaits, with optional activities galore. (B,L,D)

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Day 14 Tirana to Dubrovnik, Croatia via Montenegro. On to Montenegro and the stunning coastal scenery of Kotor Bay before reaching gorgeous Dubrovnik. (B,D)

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Colosseum, Rome

What’s Included »» 2  7 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L), 16 dinners (D) »» 7 nights hotel upgrade, 9 nights in hostels, 9 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 2 nights in an Austrian Gasthof »» English Channel ferry crossings »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Florence »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of Topdeck ‘On Site Chefs’ in Lauterbrunnen, Rome and Venice

Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). Across the English Channel en route to Paris. Tonight a city lights tour. (D)

Day 10 French Riviera to Florence, Italy. First stop is the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Tonight, our first taste of delicious Tuscan cuisine. (B,D)

Day 2 Paris. Explore the sights of this stunning city. Perhaps a bicycle tour before our delicious Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. Tonight an optional cruise on the Seine River or a cabaret show. (B,D)

Day 11 Florence. With its artistic treasures it is known as an outdoor museum. After our guided tour with a local guide enjoy the sights – and the shopping is brilliant! (B)

Day 3 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. To Lauterbrunnen, a gem of a village amidst the Swiss Alps and at the foot of the Jungfrau Mountain. (B,L,D) Day 4 Swiss Alps. An optional adventure to the summit of the Jungfrau gives amazing views. (B,L,D) Day 5 Swiss Alps to Avignon, France. Through the wine region of the Rhone Valley to the walled city of Avignon. (B,L) Day 6 Avignon to Barcelona, Spain. First stop a visit to the famous Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard before arriving in Barcelona, Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. Our afternoon city tour shows us the sights. (B,D) Day 7 Barcelona. Our centrally located accommodation is a great base to explore Barcelona. (B) Day 8 Barcelona to the French Riviera, France. To the home of the rich and famous with a visit to a local perfumery en route. (B,D)

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Pag Island, Croatia

Day 9 French Riviera. Time for some celebrity spotting, or a swim in the Mediterranean before trying our luck at a Monte Carlo casino in Monaco. (B)

Day 12 Florence to Rome. First stop is the interesting hilltop city Orvieto. Then to Rome and a fascinating walking tour. (B) Day 13 Rome. The sights of Rome are ours to explore today (B,D). Day 14 Rome to Venice. A morning visit to the Vatican City and the chance to see the amazing Sistine Chapel. Then it’s on to Venice. (B,L,D). Day 15 Venice. A walking tour takes in all the major sights including St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Our vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal is fascinating and an optional gondola ride is a must. (B,D) Day 16 Venice to Pag Island, Croatia via Slovenia. First stop is Slovenia, where we visit the Postojna Caves, Europe’s largest cave system. Then to the island of Pag. (B,L,D) Days 17-18 Pag Island. Two days to relax. The swimming is great, the BBQ lamb and seafood are delicious and the night life is awesome. (B,D) (B) Day 19 Pag Island to Ljubljana, Slovenia. An eclectic mix of ancient and new makes for one of our most popular stops. (B,L)


Day 23 Prague. A free day to explore one of Europe’s most popular cities.(B)

Day 28 Amsterdam to London. Belgium is particularly famous for its array of beers and fine chocolates. Both can be sampled at our next stop, the city of Brugge. Then it’s back to London for farewells. (B)

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Day 24 Prague to Berlin, Germany. The 800 year old city of Dresden is our first stop today before continuing on to Berlin, the vibrant capital of Germany. (B,D)

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»» P  aris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower »» Stay at our resort in the heart of Tuscany »» Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice »» 3 nights on the island of Pag, our Croatian island hideaway »» Bicycle tour of Amsterdam »» Farewell dinner in Amsterdam

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28 Day Day 22 Tyrol to Prague, Czech Republic. Time to reflect as we visit Mauthausen, the former concentration camp. Then to Prague where we get acquainted with the sights on our walking tour. (B,L,D)

Day 27 Amsterdam. A bicycle tour is a great introduction to Amsterdam which is followed by a walking tour. Tonight a farewell dinner followed by an optional canal cruise. (B,D)

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What’s Included »» 3  4 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 20 dinners (D) »» 9 nights hotel upgrade, 14 nights in hostels, 11 nights in bungalows, 1 night in cabins on an overnight ferry from Italy to Greece »» English Channel ferry crossings »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guides in Florence and Tirana »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of Topdeck ‘On Site Chefs’ in Lauterbrunnen, Rome and Venice

Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). Across the English Channel to Paris where we embark on our city lights tour. (D)

Day 10 French Riviera to Venice, Italy. Stop off in Verona to view Juliet’s balcony before arriving in the city of canals, Venice. (B,D)

Day 2 Paris. Free time before we sample our delicious Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. An optional Seine River cruise or cabaret is a great finish to the day. (B,D)

Day 11 Venice. A vaporetto ride on the fascinating Grand Canal and a walking tour which unveils such treasures as St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge are in store today (B,D)

Day 3 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Gorgeous scenery presents itself today as we head to the Swiss Alps and the scenic village of Lauterbrunnen. (B,L,D)

Day 12 Venice to Florence. It’s time for Florence, home of Tuscan cuisine, amazing art treasures and great shopping. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Swiss Alps. An optional excursion to the summit of the Jungfrau Mountain – the views are stunning! (B,L,D) Day 5 Swiss Alps to Avignon, France. The medieval and walled city of Avignon is our next stop. Here our walking tour includes the Palace of the Popes. (B,L)

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Day 6 Avignon to Barcelona, Spain. First stop a visit to the famous Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard before arriving in Barcelona, Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. Our afternoon city tour shows us the sights. (B,D) Day 7 Barcelona. Our centrally located accommodation is a great base to explore Barcelona. (B) Day 8 Barcelona to the French Riviera, France. To the home of the rich and famous with a visit to a local perfumery en route. (B,D) Day 9 French Riviera. Time for some celebrity spotting on the promenades. Tonight visit the casinos of Monaco. (B)

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Day 13 Florence to Rome. To the Eternal City! We enjoy a walking tour upon arrival. (B) Day 14 Rome. The day is ours to take in such attractions as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Trevi Fountain as well as the Vatican City. (B,D) Days 15-16 Rome to Athens, Greece. Our overnight ferry brings us to the Greek port of Patras and then to Athens where our orientation tour familiarises us with famous attractions both modern and ancient. (B,L) (D) Days 17-19 Athens to Mykonos. Be prepared for 3 nights to explore one of the world’s most famous islands. Stunning scenery, great beaches, hundreds of tavernas and legendary nightlife. (B) (B,D) (B) Day 20 Mykonos to Athens. Return ferry transfer to Athens. (B) Day 21 Athens to Meteora. Heading north to Meteora, we visit the complex of cliff top monasteries dating back to the 14th century. (B,D)


European Pioneer

36 Day Days 23-24 Tirana to Dubrovnik, Croatia via Montenegro. On to Montenegro and the stunning coastal scenery surrounding the Bay of Kotor. Then across the border to Croatia and on to gorgeous Dubrovnik. (B,D) (B)

Day 29 Budapest to Vienna, Austria. On to stylish Vienna, home to opera, apple strudel and possibly Europe’s finest coffee. (B)

Day 25 Dubrovnik to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Via Mostar to Sarajevo a fascinating city heroically re-building itself from its recent tragic past. (B,D) Day 26 Sarajevo to Belgrade, Serbia. Via Srebrenica, location of the Bosnian massacre of 1995. Then on to Belgrade the capital of Serbia. An orientation tour gets us acquainted and at night the many cool bars and clubs in the old town are worth a visit. (B) Day 27 Belgrade to Budapest, Hungary. Budapest is located on the mighty Danube and it is here that we spend the next two nights. (B,D)

Day 30 Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic. Our next city Prague is one of our favourites. Our walking tour amongst the cobblestone streets is a great introduction to this charming city. (B,D)

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is ours to explore. The nightlife here is amazing. (B)

Day 31 Prague. A free day to explore Prague and this evening maybe try one of the many delicious Czech restaurants. (B)

Day 34 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. To Amsterdam famous for its canals and liberal lifestyle! (B,L)

Day 32 Prague to Berlin, Germany. We stop at historic Dresden en route to Berlin, one of Europe’s most happening cities. (B,D)

Day 35 Amsterdam. Our bicycle tour is a great way to discover Amsterdam followed by our walking tour. Tonight a farewell dinner and an optional canal cruise. (B,D)

Day 33 Berlin. Our city tour includes Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall and Brandenburg Gate. Then the city

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What’s Included »» 4  8 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L), 27 dinners (D) »» 15 nights hotel upgrade, 3 nights on our exclusive yachts in Greece, 14 nights in hostels, 15 nights in bungalows, 1 night in cabins on an overnight ferry from Italy to Greece »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» English Channel ferry crossings »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Florence, Gallipoli, Istanbul and Sofia »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of Topdeck ‘On Site Chefs’ in Lauterbrunnen, Rome and Venice

Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). We begin our journey crossing the English Channel to Paris where we set out on our city lights tour. (D)

Days 8-9 Barcelona to the French Riviera, France. Time for a spot of celebrity spotting, followed by a swim in the Mediterranean and a visit to Monaco. (B,D) (B)

Day 2 Paris. Today, enjoy free time to explore Paris, before our Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. An optional Seine River cruise or cabaret is a great way finish to the day. (B,D)

Day 10 French Riviera to Venice, Italy. Stop off in Verona to view Juliet’s balcony before arriving in the incredible city of canals, Venice. (B,D)

Days 3-4 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Gorgeous scenery today as we head to the Swiss Alps and the village of Lauterbrunnen. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Day 5 Swiss Alps to Avignon, France. Avignon, the walled city and former papal home is our next stop. (B,L) Days 6-7 Avignon to Barcelona, Spain. On to fabulous Barcelona via Pont du Gard where fashion, art and culture all mix together in this funky city. (B,D) (B) 60

Day 11 Venice. A vaporetto ride on the fascinating Grand Canal and a walking tour unveils such treasures as St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. (B,D) Day 12 Venice to Florence. A stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa is first up, before arriving in Florence. (B,L,D) Day 13 Florence. A local Italian guide reveals the sights of Florence to us. (B) Day 14 Florence to Rome. Next, it’s on to Rome via Orvieto and our walking tour, packed with all the history you’ll want. (B)

Day 15 Rome. The day is ours to take in such attractions as the Spanish Steps, Colosseum, Roman Forum and Trevi Fountain as well as the Vatican City and it’s definitely worth checking out the breathtaking Sistine Chapel. (B,D) Day 16 Rome to Greece (overnight ferry). Today, we head through the Italian countryside to meet our overnight ferry to Greece! (B,L)

Day 27 Gallipoli to Istanbul. A short drive takes us to Istanbul, a bustling city straddling two continents. (B,D) DayS 28 –29 Istanbul. Our local guide shows us the city attractions, with free time to haggle in the Grand Bazaar or check out the stunning Blue Mosque. (B) (B) Day 30 Istanbul to Sofia, Bulgaria. Once we arrive in Sofia, our local guide shows us all the sights. (B,L)

Days 17-19 Flotilla Sailing in Greece. Enjoy three great days sailing on the Ionian Sea, where swimming, eating and sunbathing will take up your time. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L,D)

Day 31 Sofia to Belgrade, Serbia. Taking in the incredible old town, our orientation tour acquaints us with the Serbian capital. (B)

Day 20 Plataria to Athens. Off the boats and on to Athens, the Greek capital to see the ancient ruins and the modern architecture. (B,D)

Day 32 Belgrade to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. To Sarajevo today and a city that is now heroically rebuilding itself. (B,D)

Days 21-22 Athens to Mykonos. Get prepared for 2 nights to explore one of the world’s most famous islands. Stunning scenery, great beaches, and legendary nightlife. (B,D) (B)

Day 33 Sarajevo to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Today we’ head to Dubrovnik via the city of Mostar. (B,D)

Day 23 Mykonos to Athens. We catch the ferry back to Athens for one more night. (B)

Day 34 Dubrovnik. Enjoy a free day to explore beautiful Dubrovnik. The old fortified city has remained largely unchanged for centuries. (B)

Day 24 Athens to Meteora. Heading north to Meteora, we visit the network of cliff top monasteries dating back to the 14th century. (B,D)

Day 35 Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes. Heading north along the stunning Dalmatian Coast, we stop at the old walled city of Zadar en-route to Plitvice Lakes. (B,D)

Day 25 Meteora to Kavalla. Today we travel to the northern Greek coastal town of Kavalla. (B,L,D)

Day 36 Plitvice Lakes. The day is ours to spend in the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site. (B,L)

Day 26 Kavalla to Gallipoli, Turkey. We journey across to the Gallipoli Peninsula. A beautiful location with a deeply tragic history. (B,D)

Day 37 Plitvice Lakes to Budapest, Hungary. Buda and Pest are located on each side of the mighty Danube, our home for two nights. (B,D)


Mega European

49 Day Day 39 Budapest to Vienna, Austria via Bratislava, Slovakia. On to charming Vienna, home to opera, apple strudel and Mozart. (B,D)

Day 45 Prague to Berlin, Germany. Historic Dresden breaks our journey as we head to Berlin, one of Europe’s most happening cities. (B,D)

Day 40 Vienna. Time to explore Vienna. The impressive Hofburg Palace, the Opera House and the Schonbrunn Palace all await. (B)

Day 46 Berlin. After our city tour including Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall and Brandenburg Gate, the city is ours to explore. (B)

Day 41 Vienna to Krakow, Poland. Today, we make a sobering visit to the former concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Then to Krakow, once the capital city of Poland. (B,L,D)

Day 47 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. To Amsterdam today, famous for its canals, bicycles and liberal lifestyle. (B,L)

Day 42 Krakow. Today is ours to choose from tours of the Jewish Quarter to visiting salt mines used since the 13th century. (B)

Day 48 Amsterdam. Our bicycle tour is a great way to discover Amsterdam. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner followed by an optional canal cruise. (B,D) Day 49 Amsterdam to London. Back to London via Brugge. (B)

Exclusive CK TO TOPDE »» G  ourmet Paris Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower »» Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice »» 3 nights flotilla sailing in Greece »» Bicycle tour of Amsterdam »» Farewell dinner in Amsterdam

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EUROCLUB » Days 1-2 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). A city lights tour is a great introduction to beautiful Paris. A free day further to explore followed by our Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. (D) (B,D)

What’s Included

Barcelona’s most fashionable street. An afternoon city tour is full of interesting sights. (B,D) Day 7 Barcelona. This trip finishes after breakfast. (B)

»» Paris Gourmet Picnic

For a detailed itinerary see days 1-7 of the European Pioneer trip or visit our website.

Days 3-4 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. To the gorgeous Swiss Alps and the scenic village of Lauterbrunnen. Try an optional excursion to the summit of the Jungfrau Mountain. (B,L,D) (B,L,D,)

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8 Day

European Venturer

Prices based on multi-share: usually 2-4 per room.

Days 1-2 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). Arrive in Paris for our spectacular city lights tour. The next day we enjoy our delicious Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. (D) (B,D) Days 3-4 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. To the village of Lauterbrunnen nestled beneath the Jungfrau Mountain. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Days 5-6 Swiss Alps to Florence, Italy. Stop at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa then to Florence. A walking tour of the city with a local Italian guide then perhaps hit the shops! (B,L,D) (B)

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»» Paris Gourmet Picnic »» Stay at our Tuscan resort »» 7  breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) »» 2 nights hotel upgrade, 5 night’s staying in bungalows in Europe »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Florence »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of a Topdeck ‘On Site Chef’ in Lauterbrunnen and Rome

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For a detailed itinerary see days 1-9 of the Spirit of Europe trip or visit our website.

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Days 5-6 Swiss Alps to the French Riviera, France. Today we head to the French Riviera. Stroll the promenades and spot the celebrities! Tonight we visit the casinos of chic Monaco. (B,L,D) (B)

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»» 8  breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) »» 4 nights hotel upgrade, 4 nights in bungalows »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Florence »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of Topdeck ‘On Site Chefs’ in Lauterbrunnen and Rome

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Days 1-2 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). From London to Paris and a city lights tour. A free day to explore Paris and enjoy our delicious Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. (D) (B,D)

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$1235

Days 2-3 Venice. Visit the Vatican City before we head on to Venice. Take a walking tour and vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal. (B,L,D) (B,D) Days 4-6 Venice to Pag Island, Croatia. Visit the Postojna Caves in Slovenia before our next stop – the island of Pag. (B,L,D) (B,D) (B)

Days 12-13 Prague to Berlin, Germany. Dresden is our first stop today. Later, in Berlin, we see the sights and enjoy the legendary nightlife. (B,D) (B) Day 14 Berlin. Say farewell to our new friends as the trip finishes today. (B) 2 Berlin Dresden

Day 7 Pag Island to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Onto Ljubljana where we spend the night. (B,L)

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Trip Price of $1650 + $450 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $2100 Trip Price of $1760 + $450 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $2210 Trip Price of $1890 + $450 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $2340 Prices based on multi-share: usually 2-4 per room.

»» Vaporetto ride in Venice »» Pag Island stay, Croatia »» 1 3 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D) »» 3 nights hotel upgrade, 4 nights in hostels, 4 nights in bungalows, 2 nights in an Austrian Gasthof »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of a Topdeck ‘On Site Chef’ in Venice & Rome

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Eastern Wanderer

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For a detailed itinerary see days 13-26 of the Grand European trip or visit our website.

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10 Day

European Escape

EUROCLUB » Days 1-2 Venice, Italy. Start our trip in the amazing city of Venice! A fascinating walking tour, a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal and an Italian meal make for a perfect day. (D) (B,D) Day 3 Venice to the Tyrol, Austria. The stunning scenery of the Tyrol awaits. (B,L,D) Day 4 Tyrol to Munich, Germany. Next to the famous beer halls! (B,L) Days 5-6 Munich to Prague, Czech Republic. Visit the former concentration camp of Dachau then to Prague for our walking tour. (B,D) (B)

What’s Included

Amsterdam with its liberal lifestyle and great night life. Tonight is our farewell dinner. (B) (B,D) Day 10 Amsterdam to London. Explore the Belgian city of Brugge en route to London, via France. (B) For a detailed itinerary see days 17-26 of the Summer Fun + Sailing trip or visit our website.

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»» 9  breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) »» 1 night in a castle, 1 night in a Gasthof, 2 nights in bungalows, 5 nights hostel accommodation »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of a Topdeck ‘On Site Chef’ in Venice

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11 Day

East Meets West

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Days 1-2 Budapest, Hungary. Our trip starts in the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Explore an underground labyrinth with a fountain producing wine! (D) (B)

Days 9-10 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. To Amsterdam and its eye-opening red light district. We then enjoy a farewell dinner on our last night. (B,L) (B,D)

Days 3-4 Budapest to Krakow, Poland. We drive through Slovakia to Krakow. Visit the Jewish Quarter and the salt mines. (B,L,D) (B)

Day 11 Amsterdam to London. Try beer and chocolate in Brugge before heading back to London via France. (B)

Days 5-6 Krakow to Prague, Czech Republic. Visit the former concentration camps of Birkenau and Auschwitz. Next stop Prague, with a walking tour amongst the cobblestone streets. (B,L,D) (B)

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»» 1 0 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) »» 2 nights hotel upgrade, 8 nights in hostels »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver For a detailed itinerary see days 14-24 of the Spirit of Europe trip or visit our website.

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Day 5 Swiss Alps to Avignon, France. Through the wine region of the Rhone Valley to the walled, former Papal city of Avignon. (B,L)

Day 12 Florence to Rome. First is Orvieto, before we reach Rome for our walking tour. (B)

»» Paris Gourmet Picnic »» Tuscan resort stay

Day 13 Rome. Today we say goodbye after the trip finishes this morning. (B)

London

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»» 1 2 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) »» 4 nights hotel upgrade, 3 nights in hostels, 5 nights in bungalows at campsites »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Florence »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of a Topdeck ‘On Site Chef’ in Lauterbrunnen & Rome For a detailed itinerary see days 1-13 of the Grand European trip or visit our website.

13 DAYS FROM

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Roman Chariot

Days 3-4 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Lauterbrunnen is set amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

What’s Included

Days 10-11 French Riviera to Florence, Italy. Get ‘that shot’ at Pisa’s Leaning Tower before arriving in beautiful Florence. (B,D) (B)

13 Day

Days 1-2 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). Tonight we enjoy a city lights tour. Our Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower is legendary. (D) (B,D)

$1845

Days 2-3 Venice. Visit the Vatican before Venice. Our walking tour and vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal are a great way to see the city. (B,L,D) (B,D) Days 4-6 Venice to Pag Island, Croatia. Visit the Postojna Caves in Slovenia before heading to the island of Pag. (B,L,D) (B,D) (B) Day 7 Pag Island to Ljubljana, Slovenia. There is something for all tastes in Ljubljana. (B,L)

Republic. Visit the deeply moving Mauthausen, the former concentration camp, then on to Prague. (B,L,D) (B) Days 12-13 Prague to Berlin, Germany. To Berlin, we see the sights & enjoy the legendary nightlife. (B,D) (B) Days 14-16 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Amsterdam, famous for its bicycles, canals, and nightlife. Finally to London (B,L) (B,D) (B) DS ND ERLAN ENGLA 2 NETH 2 Berlin

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Days 8-9 Ljubljana to Tyrol, Austria. Via Lake Bled we visit Austrian Tyrol. Skydiving, paragliding, canyoning or mountain biking? (B,D) (B,L)

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»» 1 5 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) »» 3 nights hotel upgrade, 6 nights in hostels, 4 nights in bungalows, 2 nights Austrian Gasthof »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of a Topdeck ‘On Site Chef’ in Rome and Venice

1 Rome

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3 Pag Island CROATIA

What’s Included

Eastern Express

Day 1 Rome, Italy. Join our fellow travellers and Trip Leader in Rome. (D)

16 Day

Prices based on multi-share: usually 2-4 per room.

For a detailed itinerary see days 13-28 of the Grand European trip or visit our website.

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Day 1 Barcelona, Spain. We join our travelling companions in Spain’s most cosmopolitan city Barcelona. Our central city accommodation has us in the heart of the action. Days 2-3 Barcelona to the French Riviera, France. To the home of the rich and famous so celebrity spotting is a given! If not at the promenades of Nice then surely at the casinos of Monte Carlo! (B,D) (B) Days 4-5 French Riviera to Venice, Italy. Next stop Verona of Romeo and Juliet fame before we arrive in Venice. Our next day incorporates a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, a fascinating walking tour and an optional gondola ride is hard to resist. (B,D) (B,D)

Colosseum, Roman Forum and Trevi Fountain as well as the Vatican City. (B) (B,D) Days 9-10 Rome to Athens, Greece. Our overnight ferry brings us to Greece and then it’s on to Athens where we explore attractions both modern and ancient. (B,L) (D) Days 11-13 Athens to Mykonos. 3 nights on Greece’s most famous island. (B) (B,D) (B) Day 14 Mykonos to Athens. Return ferry transfer back to Athens. (B) Day 15 Athens. We farewell our travelling companions after breakfast. (B)

Day 6 Venice to Florence. After Pisa it’s time for Florence, home of ‘David’, Tuscan cuisine, amazing art treasures and great shopping. (B,L,D) Days 7-8 Florence to Rome. On arrival in Rome we enjoy a walking tour. The next day is ours to take in such attractions as the Spanish Steps,

THIS TRIP VISITS 6 COUNTRIES

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Trip Price of $2040 + $380 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $2420 Trip Price of $2175 + $380 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $2555 Trip Price of $2295 + $380 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $2675 Prices based on multi-share: usually 2-4 per room.

What’s Included »» V  aporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice »» 13 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) »» 4 nights hotel upgrade, 2 nights in hostels, 7 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 1 night in cabins on an overnight ferry from Italy to Greece »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Florence »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of a Topdeck ‘On Site Chef’ in Venice and Rome

For a detailed itinerary see days 7-21 of the European Pioneer trip or visit our website.

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Eiffel Tower, Paris

Days 3-4 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Gorgeous scenery today as we head to the Swiss Alps and the village of Lauterbrunnen. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Day 5 Swiss Alps to Avignon, France. The medieval and walled city of Avignon is our next stop. (B,L) Days 6-7 Avignon to Barcelona, Spain. On to fabulous Barcelona where fashion, art and culture make for a funky city. Stay in the heart of town at our brilliant hostel. (B,D) (B)

Day 10 French Riviera to Venice, Italy. Stop off in Verona to view Juliet’s balcony before arriving in the city of canals, Venice. (B,D) Day 11 Venice. A vaporetto ride on the fascinating Grand Canal and a walking tour unveils such treasures as St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. (B,D) Day 12 Venice to Florence. A ‘must do’ stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before arriving in Florence. (B,L,D) Day 13 Florence. A local Italian guide reveals the sights of Florence. Eat your heart out or try the great shopping. (B) Day 14 Florence to Rome. On to Rome and our walking tour. (B) Day 15 Rome. Our trip ends after breakfast. (B)

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»» 1 4 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D) »» 4 nights hotel upgrade, 3 nights in hostels, 7 nights in bungalows at European campsites »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Local guide in Florence »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader, Driver plus the services of a Topdeck ‘On Site Chef’ in Lauterbrunnen, Venice and Rome

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Trip Price of $1595 + $390 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $1985 Trip Price of $1720 + $390 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $2110 Trip Price of $1820 + $390 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $2210

Prices based on multi-share: usually 2-4 per room.

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Day 2 Paris. Free time to explore, before our Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. An optional Seine River cruise or a cabaret show, is a great finish to the day. (B,D)

in the Mediterranean. (B,D) (B)

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Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). Across the English Channel to Paris where we set out on our city lights tour. (D)

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Day 1 Rome, Italy. We meet our fellow travellers in the afternoon. (D)

Dresden on our way to Berlin, one of our favourite cities. (B,D) (B)

Days 2-3 Rome to Venice. To Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet then to Venice. An optional ride on a gondola is a must! (B,L,D) (B,D)

Days 14-15 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Tonight visit the Red Light district. Tomorrow, cycle around the city! (B,L) (B,D)

Days 4-5 Venice to Vienna, Austria. Explore Vienna, famous for Strauss, opera and apple strudel. (B,L,D) (B)

Day 16 Amsterdam to London. Belgian beer and chocolate in Brugge then back to London via France. (B)

Days 6-7 Vienna to Budapest, Hungary via Slovakia. Via Bratislava to the twin cities of Buda and Pest. (B,D) (B) Days 8-9 Budapest to Krakow, Poland. We drive through Slovakia on our way to Krakow. (B,L,D) (B) Days 10-11 Krakow to Prague, Czech Republic. Visit the former concentration camps of Birkenau and Auschwitz then to Prague – our walking tour is captivating. (B,L,D) (B)

THIS T RIP 9 COUN VISITS TRIES

What’s Included »» V  aporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice »» Bicycle tour of Amsterdam »» Farewell dinner in Amsterdam »» 1 5 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) »» 2 nights hotel upgrade, 10 nights in hostels, 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of Topdeck ‘On Site Chefs’ in Rome and Venice

Days 12-13 Prague to Berlin, Germany. We stop at historic

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Trip Price of $1595 + $400 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $1995 Trip Price of $1695 + $400 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $2095 Trip Price of $1795 + $400 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $2195 Prices based on multi-share: usually 2-4 per room.

For a detailed itinerary see days 9-24 of the Spirit of Europe trip or visit our website

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17 Day

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a fascinating city heroically re-building itself from its recent tragic past. (B,D) Day 11 Sarajevo to Belgrade, Serbia. Travel via Srebrenica, location of the Bosnian massacre of 1995. Then on to Belgrade, capital of Serbia. An orientation tour gets us acquainted with this historic city. (B) Days 12-13 Belgrade to Budapest, Hungary. We spend the next two nights near the mighty Danube in fascinating Budapest. (B,D) (B) Day 14 Budapest to Vienna, Austria. On to charming Vienna, home of Strauss, great coffee and apple strudel. (B) Days 15-16 Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic. Our walking tour is a great introduction to this charming city and we have plenty of free time also to explore ourselves. (B,D) (B)

What’s Included »» 16 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 8 dinners (D) »» 5 nights hotel upgrade, 6 nights in hostels, 5 nights in bungalows at European campsites »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Tirana »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

THIS TRIP VISITS 9 COUNTRIES

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Trip Price of $1895 + $430 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $2325 Trip Price of $1980 + $430 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $2410 Trip Price of $2040 + $430 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $2470

Prices based on multi-share: usually 2-4 per room.

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For a detailed itinerary see days 16-32 of the European Pioneer trip or visit our website

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Gondola ride, Venice

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Days 11-12 Rome to Venice. Verona is next and then to Venice. A vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal is awesome as is our walking tour. (B,L,D) (B,D)

Days 3-4 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. On to the village of Lauterbrunnen. Optional ride to the top of the snow capped Jungfrau mountain. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

Day 13 Venice to Tyrol, Austria. Here adventure activities abound. Skydiving, anyone? (B,L,D)

Days 5-6 Swiss Alps to the French Riviera, France. Time for some celebrity spotting followed by a visit to the casinos of Monaco. (B,L,D) (B) Days 7-8 French Riviera to Florence, Italy. First, the Leaning Tower of Pisa then to beautiful Florence. (B,D) (B) Days 9-10 Florence to Rome. To the hilltop city of Orvieto before a walking tour of Rome. The next day visit the Vatican City. (B) (B,D)

Days 16-17 Prague to Berlin, Germany. To Dresden before continuing on to funky Berlin. (B,D) (B) Day 18 Berlin. The trip finishes after breakfast. (B)

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»» Paris Gourmet Picnic »» Stay at our resort in the heart of Tuscany »» Vaporetto ride in Venice

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»» 17 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 12 dinners (D) »» 4 nights hotel upgrade, 4 nights in hostels, 8 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 1 night in an Austrian Gasthof »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Local guide in Florence »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of Topdeck ‘On Site Chefs’ in Lauterbrunnen, Rome and Venice

For a detailed itinerary see days 1-18 of the European Getaway trip or visit our website

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Day 13 Plataria to Tirana, Albania. To Albania, once cut from the western world. (B,L,D)

DayS 3-4 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. To the Swiss Alps and the village of Lauterbrunnen nestled beneath the mighty Jungfrau Mountain. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

DayS 14-15 Tirana to Dubrovnik, Croatia via Montenegro. Today we reach gorgeous Dubrovnik. (B,D) (B) Day 16 Dubrovnik to Zadar. Make our way up the Dalmatian Coast to the walled city of Zadar. (B)

DayS 5-6 Swiss Alps to Florence, Italy. First stop, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa before continuing to Florence. (B,L,D) (B)

Day 17 Zadar to Venice, Italy. Next stop the Postojna Caves. Then to the amazing city of Venice! (B,D)

DayS 7-8 Florence to Rome. A stop in Orvieto on our way to Rome. Our walking tour of Rome includes such highlights as the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum. (B) (B,D)

Day 18 Venice. A fascinating walking tour, a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, an optional gondola ride, followed by a Venetian Pizza. Perfecto! (B,D)

Days 9 – 12 Flotilla Sailing in Greece. An overnight ferry crossing

Day 19 Venice. The trip finishes after breakfast this morning. (B)

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Paris Gourmet Picnic Stay in our Tuscan resort 3 nights flotilla sailing in Greece Vaporetto ride in Venice

»» 1 8 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L), 12 dinners (D) »» 3 nights hotel, 3 nights on yachts in Greece, 1 night in cabins on overnight ferry, 10 nights in bungalows, 1 night hostel »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours in major cities »» Local guide in Florence and Tirana »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of Topdeck ‘On Site Chefs’ in Lauterbrunnen, Rome and Venice

For a detailed itinerary see days 1-19 of the Summer Fun + Sailing trip or visit our website

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to Greece. Now set sail in our 6 berth yachts on the Ionian Sea under the watchful eye of our flotilla skipper. (B,L) (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L,D)

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Day 1 Rome, Italy. We meet our fellow travellers in Rome. Tonight enjoy a Roman dinner. (D)

Day 12 Venice to Tyrol, Austria. On to the awesome scenery of Austria’s Tyrol region. (B,L,D)

Days 2-5 Flotilla Sailing in Greece. Overnight ferry (cabin) to Greece. Set sail in our 6 berth yachts. (B,L) (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L,D)

Day 13 Tyrol to Munich, Germany. The beer halls and pork knuckles of Munich await! (B,L)

Day 6 Plataria to Tirana, Albania. To Albania and our hotel in Tirana. (B,L,D) Day 7 Tirana to Dubrovnik, Croatia via Montenegro. Enjoy the stunning coastal scenery surrounding Kotor Bay on our way to beautiful Dubrovnik. (B,D) Day 8 Dubrovnik. A free day in Dubrovnik. (B) Day 9 Dubrovnik to Zadar. Up the Dalmatian Coast to the walled city of Zadar. (B) Days 10-11 Zadar to Venice, Italy. To Slovenia where we stop at the Postojna Caves. Then to amazing Venice! A walking tour and a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal are included. (B,D) (B,D)

Days 14-15 Munich to Prague, Czech Republic. Stop at the former concentration camp of Dachau, then to Prague. Explore Prague the next day before a night on the town. (B,D) (B) Day 16 Prague to the Rhine Valley, Germany. Tonight we get to stay in a castle on the Rhine dating back to the 12th century. (B,L,D) Days 17-18 Rhine Valley to Amsterdam, Netherlands. On to the amazing nightlife of Amsterdam. The next morning a bicycle tour of the city. Tonight our farewell dinner. (B) (B,D) Day 19 Amsterdam to London. Explore the Belgian city of Brugge then return to London via France. (B)

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Trip Price of $2030 + $740 Food & Sailing Fund = Total Trip Price $2770 Trip Price of $2190 + $740 Food & Sailing Fund = Total Trip Price $2930 Trip Price of $2340 + $740 Food & Sailing Fund = Total Trip Price $3080

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What’s Included »» »» »» »»

3 nights flotilla sailing in Greece Vaporetto ride in Venice Bicycle tour of Amsterdam Farewell dinner in Amsterdam

»» 1 8 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L), 11 dinners (D) »» 1 night hotel, 3 nights on exclusive yachts, 1 night in a 12th century German castle, 1 night in a Gasthof, 1 night cabin accommodation on an overnight ferry, 5 nights in bungalows, 6 nights in hostels »» Sightseeing tours of major cities »» Local guide in Tirana »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of a Topdeck ‘On Site Chef’ in Rome and Venice

For a detailed itinerary see days 8-26 of the Summer Fun + Sailing trip or visit our website

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Day 11 Sarajevo to Belgrade, Serbia. Travel via Srebrenica, location of the Bosnian massacre of 1995. Then on to Belgrade capital of Serbia. (B) Days 12-13 Belgrade to Budapest, Hungary. Budapest on the mighty Danube is where we spend the next two nights. (B,D) (B) Day 14 Budapest to Vienna, Austria. On to charming Vienna, home to opera and apple strudel. (B) Days 15-16 Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic. Our walking tour is a great introduction to this charming city. (B,D) (B) Days 17-18 Prague to Berlin, Germany. Historic Dresden is first before we head to Berlin. (B,D) (B)

What’s Included »» Bicycle tour of Amsterdam »» Farewell dinner in Amsterdam

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»» 2  0 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) »» 5 nights hotel upgrade, 10 nights in hostels, 5 nights in bungalows »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Tirana »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

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DayS 19-20 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. To Amsterdam, famous for its canals. A final farewell dinner tonight. (B,L) (B,D)

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Olympic Link

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Days 1-2 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). A city lights tour is a great introduction to beautiful Paris. A free day then our Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. (D) (B,D) Days 3-4 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. To the gorgeous Swiss Alps and the scenic village of Lauterbrunnen. The views are stunning! (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Day 5 Swiss Alps to Avignon, France. The medieval and walled city of Avignon is our next stop. (B,L) Day 6 Avignon to Barcelona, Spain. To Barcelona, Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. An afternoon city tour is full of interesting sights. (B,D) Day 7 Barcelona. A free day to explore. (B) Days 8-9 Barcelona to the French Riviera, France. To the home of the rich and famous so celebrity spotting is a given! If not at the promenades of Nice then surely at the casinos of Monte Carlo! (B,D) (B)

Days 10-11 French Riviera to Venice, Italy. Next stop Verona before we arrive at Venice. A vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal and a fascinating walking tour. (B,D) (B,D) Day 12 Venice to Florence. It’s time for Florence, home of ‘David’, Tuscan cuisine, amazing art treasures and great shopping. (B,L,D) Days 13-14 Florence to Rome. On to Rome for a walking tour. The next day is ours to take in the Eternal City as well as the Vatican City. (B) (B,D) Days 15-16 Rome to Athens, Greece. Our overnight ferry brings us to Athens. (B,L) (D) Days 17-19 Athens to Mykonos. 3 nights on Greece’s most famous island. (B) (B,D) (B) Day 20 Mykonos to Athens. Return ferry back to Athens. (B) Day 21 Athens. We bid farewell our travelling companions after breakfast. (B)

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Trip Price of $2650 + $525 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $3175 Trip Price of $2795 + $525 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $3320 Trip Price of $2920 + $525 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $3445 Prices based on multi-share: usually 2-4 per room.

What’s Included »» P  aris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower »» Vaporetto ride in Venice »» 1 9 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 12 dinners (D) »» 6 nights hotel upgrade, 4 nights in hostels, 9 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 1 night in cabins on an overnight ferry from Italy to Greece »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Florence »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of Topdeck ‘On Site Chefs’ in Lauterbrunnen, Venice and Rome

For a detailed itinerary see days 1-21 of the European Pioneer trip or visit our website

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Day 1 Join your trip in Istanbul. Day 2 Istanbul to Sofia, Bulgaria. A local guide shows us Sofia. (B,L) Day 3 Sofia to Belgrade, Serbia. A tour of Belgrade includes the old town. (B) Day 4 Belgrade to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo today – a city that is now rebuilding itself. (B,D)

Day 11 Budapest to Vienna, Austria. Travel via Bratislava to cultural Vienna. (B,D) Day 12 Vienna. Free day. (B) Day 13 Vienna to Krakow, Poland. Visit Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps before Krakow. (B,L,D) Day 14 Krakow. Free day. (B)

Day 5 Sarajevo to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Dubrovnik via the city of Mostar. (B,D)

Day 15 Krakow to Prague, Czech Republic. In Prague enjoy an informative walking tour. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Dubrovnik. Free day. (B)

Day 16 Prague. Free day. (B)

Day 7 Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes. North along the stunning Dalmatian coast to Zadar en route to Plitvice Lakes. (B,D)

Day 17 Prague to Berlin, Germany. Dresden is first as we head to Berlin. (B,D)

Day 8 Plitvice Lakes. Spend all day in the National Park. (B,L) Day 9 Plitvice Lakes to Budapest, Hungary. On to Budapest. (B,D) Day 10 Budapest. An insight into the history of Budapest today. (B)

Day 18 Berlin. See the main sights before a free afternoon. (B) DayS 19-20 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Amsterdam – famous for its canals, bicycles and liberal lifestyle. A bicycle tour and a farewell dinner are included. (B,L) (B,D)

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»» Bicycle tour of Amsterdam »» Farewell dinner in Amsterdam »» 2  0 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) »» 5 nights hotel upgrade, 11 nights in hostels, 4 nights in bungalows at European campsites »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Sofia »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver Day 21 Amsterdam to London. To London via medieval Brugge. (B)

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For a detailed itinerary see days 29-49 of the Mega European trip or visit our website

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Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). Begin our journey across the English Channel to Paris where we set out on our city lights tour. (D) Day 2 Paris. Enjoy free time to explore before our Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. Maybe an optional Seine River cruise in the evening? (B,D) Days 3-4 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Gorgeous scenery today as we head to the Swiss Alps. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Day 5 Swiss Alps to Avignon, France. Avignon, the walled city and former Papal home is next. (B,L) Days 6-7 Avignon to Barcelona, Spain. On to funky Barcelona where fashion, art and culture all mix. Stay in the heart of the city.(B,D) (B) Days 8-9 Barcelona to the French Riviera, France. Time for some celebrity spotting and a visit to Monaco. (B,D) (B) Days 10 – 11 French Riviera to Venice, Italy. Off to Verona to view Juliet’s balcony. In Venice a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal and a walking tour unveils its treasures. (B,D) (B,D)

Days 12 – 13 Venice to Florence. A stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before Florence. A local Italian guide reveals the historical sites.(B,L,D) (B) Days 14 – 15 Florence to Rome, via Orvieto. On to Rome and our walking tour packed with historical riches. A free day to visit the Vatican city and explore! (B) (B,D) Day 16 Rome to Greece (overnight ferry). Through the Italian countryside to our overnight ferry to Greece! (B,L) Days 17-19 Flotilla Sailing in Greece. Enjoy three great days sailing on the Ionian Sea. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L,D) Day 20 Plataria to Athens. Off the boats and on to Athens, the Greek capital. (B,D) Days 21-22 Athens to Mykonos. Get prepared for 2 nights to explore one of the world’s most famous islands. (B,D) (B) Day 23 Mykonos to Athens. We catch the ferry back to Athens for our final night. (B) Day 24 Athens. Our trip ends after breakfast. (B)

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What’s Included »» P  aris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower »» Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice »» 3 nights flotilla sailing in Greece »» 2  3 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L), 14 dinners (D) »» 6 nights hotel upgrade, 3 nights in hostels, 10 nights in bungalows in European campsites, 3 nights on our exclusive yachts in Greece, 1 night cabin accommodation on an overnight ferry from Italy to Greece »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Florence »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader, Driver plus the services of a Topdeck ‘On Site Chef’ in Lauterbrunnen, Venice and Rome

For a detailed itinerary see days 1-24 of the Mega European trip or visit our website

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Day 1 Athens, Greece. Arrive today in Athens. (D) Days 2-3 Athens to Mykonos. Two nights to explore exciting Mykonos. (B,D) (B) Day 4 Mykonos to Athens. A ferry back to Athens today. (B) Day 5 Athens to Meteora. Heading to Meteora, we visit the cliff top monasteries. (B,D) Day 6 Meteora to Kavalla. Off to the northern Greek seaport town of Kavalla. (B,L,D) Day 7 Kavalla to Gallipoli, Turkey. We journey to Gallipoli with its deeply tragic history. (B,D) Day 8 Gallipoli to Istanbul. A short drive takes us to Istanbul. (B,D) Days 9 –10 Istanbul. Our local guide shows us the city attractions. (B) (B) Day 11 Istanbul to Sofia, Bulgaria. Our local guide shows us Sofia. (B,L) Day 12 Sofia to Belgrade, Serbia. The orientation tour acquaints us with the Serbian capital. (B)

Day 13 Belgrade to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo is a city that is heroically rebuilding itself. (B,D) Days 14–15 Sarajevo to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Next Dubrovnik via the city of Mostar. Enjoy a free day to explore. (B,D) (B) Days 16-17 Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes. North along the Dalmatian Coast to Zadar en-route to the stunning Plitvice Lakes. (B,D) (B,L) Days 18-19 Plitvice Lakes to Budapest, Hungary. Buda and Pest, located on each side of the mighty Danube, our home for two nights. (B,D) (B) Days 20-21 Budapest to Vienna, Austria via Bratislava, Slovakia. On to charming Vienna. (B,D) (B) Days 22-23 Vienna to Krakow, Poland. A sobering visit to the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Then to Krakow and its many stories. (B,L,D) (B) Days 24-25 Krakow to Prague, Czech Republic. Prague is next and our walking tour introduces this charming city. (B,L,D) (B)

What’s Included »» Bicycle tour of Amsterdam »» Farewell dinner in Amsterdam »» 2  9 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 15 dinners (D) »» 11 nights hotel upgrade, 11 nights in hostels, 7 nights in bungalows in European campsites »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Local guides in Gallipoli, Istanbul and Sofia »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver Days 26-27 Prague to Berlin, Germany. Historic Dresden breaks our journey to Berlin. (B,D) (B) Days 28-29 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Amsterdam with its canals, bicycles and liberal lifestyle. (B,L) (B,D)

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For a detailed itinerary see days 20-49 of the Mega European trip or visit our website

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What’s Included »» 2  8 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L), 18 dinners (D), »» 10 nights hotel upgrade, 3 nights in hostels, 11 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 3 nights on our exclusive yachts in Greece, 1 night cabin accommodation on an overnight ferry from Italy to Greece »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guides in Florence, Gallipoli and Istanbul »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of a Topdeck ‘On Site Chef’ in Lauterbrunnen, Venice and Rome

Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). Across the English Channel to Paris where we set out on our city lights tour. (D)

Day 10 French Riviera to Venice, Italy. Stop off in Verona to view Juliet’s balcony before arriving in the city of canals, Venice. (B,D)

Day 2 Paris. Free time to explore before our Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. An optional Seine River cruise or cabaret show is a great finish to the day. (B,D)

Day 11 Venice. A vaporetto ride on the fascinating Grand Canal and a walking tour unveils such treasures as St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. (B,D)

Days 3-4 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Gorgeous scenery today as we head to the Swiss Alps and the village of Lauterbrunnen. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

Day 12 Venice to Florence. A ‘must do’ stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before arriving in Florence. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Swiss Alps to Avignon, France. The medieval and walled city of Avignon is our next stop. (B,L) Days 6-7 Avignon to Barcelona, Spain. On to fabulous Barcelona where fashion, art and culture make for a funky city. Stay in the heart of town at our brilliant hostel. (B,D) (B) Days 8-9 Barcelona to the French Riviera, France. Time for some celebrity spotting, followed by a swim in the Mediterranean. (B,D) (B)

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Day 13 Florence. A local Italian guide reveals the sights of Florence. Eat your heart out or try the great shopping. (B) Day 14 Florence to Rome. First to Orvieto, then on to Rome and our walking tour. (B) Day 15 Rome. The day is ours to take in such attractions as the Spanish Steps, Colosseum, Roman Forum and Trevi Fountain as well as the Vatican City and it’s definitely worth checking out the breathtaking Sistine Chapel. (B,D)


Bosphorus Adventure

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Day 27 Gallipoli to Istanbul. A short drive takes us to Istanbul, a bustling city straddling two continents. (B,D)

Day 20 Plataria to Athens. Off the boats and on to Athens. There is so much to see here from the ancient to the modern. (B,D) Days 21-22 Athens to Mykonos. Get prepared for 2 nights to explore one of the world’s most famous islands. Stunning scenery, great beaches, and legendary nightlife. (B,D) (B)

Day 28 Istanbul. Our local guide shows us the city attractions, with plenty of free time to master haggling in the Grand Bazaar. (B)

»» P  aris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower »» Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice »» Stay at our resort in the heart of Tuscany »» 3 nights flotilla sailing in Greece

Day 29 Istanbul. Our trip ends after breakfast. (B)

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Day 23 Mykonos to Athens. Return ferry takes us back to this historic city. (B)

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Day 24 Athens to Meteora. Heading north to Meteora, we visit the complex of cliff top monasteries dating back to the 14th century. (B,D)

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Day 25 Meteora to Kavalla. Today we travel to the northern Greek coastal town of Kavalla. (B,L,D)

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Days 17-19 Flotilla Sailing in Greece. Enjoy three great days on the Ionian Sea, swimming, sailing and sunbathing. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L,D)

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Day 26 Kavalla to Gallipoli, Turkey. Across to the Gallipoli Peninsula. A beautiful location with a tragic history. (B,D)

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Alexander Nevsky Church, Sofia

What’s Included »» 34 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L), 18 dinners (D), »» 11 nights hotel upgrade, 11 nights in hostels, 8 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 3 nights on our exclusive yachts in Greece, 1 night cabin accommodation on an overnight ferry from Italy to Greece »» English Channel ferry crossing »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guides in Gallipoli, Istanbul and Sofia »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of a Topdeck ‘On Site Chef’ in Rome

Day 1 Rome, Italy. Today arrive in Rome to meet our fellow travellers and Trip Leader. (D)

Day 11 Meteora to Kavala. Today we travel to the northern Greek coastal town of Kavala. (B,L,D)

Day 2 Rome to Greece (overnight ferry). Through the Italian countryside today to meet our overnight ferry to Greece! (B,L)

Day 12 Kavala to Gallipoli, Turkey. Head off across to the Gallipoli Peninsula today. A beautiful location with a deeply tragic history. (B,D)

Days 3-5 Flotilla Sailing in Greece. Enjoy three great days of sailing on the Ionian Sea, where swimming, sunbathing and eating become our life. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L,D)

Day 13 Gallipoli to Istanbul. A short drive takes us to Istanbul, a bustling city straddling two continents. (B,D)

Day 6 Plataria to Athens. Off the boats today and on to Athens. There is so much to see here from ancient ruins to modern architecture. (B,D) Days 7-8 Athens to Mykonos. Get prepared for 2 nights to explore one of the world’s most famous islands. Stunning scenery, great beaches, and legendary nightlife. (B,D) (B) Day 9 Mykonos to Athens. Today we hop on a ferry back to Athens for the night. (B) Day 10 Athens to Meteora. Heading north to Meteora, we visit a network of cliff top monasteries dating back to the 14th century. (B,D)

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Days 14–15 Istanbul. Our local guide shows us the city attractions, giving us plenty of free time to master haggling in the Grand Bazaar and marvel at the Blue Mosque. (B) (B) Day 16 Istanbul to Sofia, Bulgaria. Once we arrive in Sofia, our local guide takes us to see all the famous sights. (B,L) Day 17 Sofia to Belgrade, Serbia. Taking in the incredible old town, our orientation tour acquaints us with the Serbian capital. (B) Day 18 Belgrade to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. To Sarajevo today, the capital city of Bosnia & Herzegovina and a city that is now heroically rebuilding itself. (B,D)


Imperial Trail

35 Day Day 20 Dubrovnik. Enjoy a free day to explore the beautiful Dubrovnik. The old fortified city has remained largely unchanged for centuries. (B) Day 21 Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes. Heading along the stunning Dalmatian Coast, with its crystal clear blue waters, we stop at the old walled city of Zadar en route to Plitvice Lakes. (B,D) Day 22 Plitvice Lakes. The day is ours to spend in the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site of woods, beautiful turquoise lakes and waterfalls. (B,L) Day 23 Plitvice Lakes to Budapest, Hungary. Buda and Pest are located on each side of the mighty Danube, our home for two nights. (B,D) Day 24 Budapest. Today we have an orientation tour which gives us an insight into the history and charm of Budapest. (B)

Day 25 Budapest to Vienna, Austria via Bratislava, Slovakia. On to the charming Vienna, home to opera, apple strudel and Strauss. (B,D) Day 26 Vienna. Time to explore Vienna. The impressive Hofburg Palace, the Opera House and the Schonbrunn Palace all await. (B)

Exclusive To topdeck »» 3 nights flotilla sailing in Greece »» Bicycle tour of Amsterdam »» Farewell dinner in Amsterdam

Day 27 Vienna to Krakow, Poland. Today, we make a sobering visit to the former concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Then to Krakow, once the capital city. (B,L,D) Day 28 Krakow. Today is ours to choose from tours of the Jewish Quarter to visiting salt mines used since the 13th century. (B) Day 29 Krakow to Prague, Czech Republic. Our next city, Prague, is one of our favourites. Our walking tour amongst the cobblestone streets is informative (B,L,D) Day 30 Prague. Explore Prague during the day before trying one of the many delicious restaurants in the evening. Prague also lays claim to some of the world’s finest beers! (B)

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Day 32 Berlin. After orientating ourselves with Berlin including Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall and Brandenburg Gate, the city is ours to explore. (B)

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Day 33 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. To Amsterdam famous for its canals, bicycles and liberal lifestyle. (B,L) Day 34 Amsterdam. Our bicycle tour is a great way to discover Amsterdam. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner followed by an optional canal cruise. (B,D) Day 35 Amsterdam to London. Back to London via Belgium. (B)

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Day 19 Sarajevo to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Today we head to Dubrovnik via the city of Mostar. (B,D)

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Moorish Castle, Sintra

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20 breakfasts (B), 12 dinners (D) 4 nights hotel upgrade, 16 nights hostel accommodation Strait of Gibraltar ferry crossings Modern air-conditioned coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local guide in Fes and Volubilis Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

Day 1 Barcelona, Spain. Welcome to Spain! This afternoon we meet our Trip Leader for a tour of this funky city. We see the Columbus Monument, Sagrada Familia, Montjuic, Pueblo Español and Las Ramblas before our welcome dinner. (D) Day 2 Barcelona to Valencia. This morning spend some free time to explore Barcelona before we head to Valencia. (B,D) Day 3 Valencia. Start the day with a walking tour of the Old Quarter of Valencia, taking in such highlights as the Plaza Ayuntamento, Silk Exchange, Central Market, Plaza Redona, Plaza de la Reina, the Cathedral of Valencia and the Basilica of Our Lady of the Forsaken. The afternoon is ours to explore the rest of the city or head to the beach. (B) Days 4-5 Valencia to Granada. We head to Granada, the last Moorish city in Spain to fall to the Christians. Visit the Alhambra, once a fortress, with palaces, gardens and a small city all in one. (B,D) (B)

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Day 6 Granada to Tangier, Morocco. Today we head to the southern tip of Spain across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. We spend this afternoon exploring Tangier, a very ancient port town that used to guard the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. (B,D) Day 7 Tangier to Fes. Today to Fes, the oldest and largest medieval city in the world. (B,D) Day 8 Fes. Begin the day with a tour of this fascinating city with a local guide and spend the afternoon exploring at our own pace. (B) Day 9 Day trip to Meknes and Volubilis, Fes. We take a day trip out to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. This ancient site, dates back to 40AD and was once the ruling centre of the Roman province of Mauritania. We also visit the city of Meknes, once the capital of Morocco. (B,D) Day 10 Fes to Seville, Spain. We bid farewell to Northern Africa and return to Europe. (B,D)


Day 13 Lisbon. A free day to check out the many attractions that Lisbon has to offer. (B) Day 14 Lisbon to Porto. En route to Porto we stop at the nearby town of Sintra to visit the Palacio Nacional da Pena, one of the best examples of 19th century Romantic Architecture in Portugal. We also stop at Vila Nova de Gaia, just across the river from Porto and the port capital of the world! Here we enjoy a tour and tasting at one of the many port cellars. (B,D)

Day 20 San Sebastian to Barcelona. First stop today is Zaragoza then it’s on to Barcelona where our adventure began. (B,D)

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Day 16 Porto to Madrid, Spain. To the capital of Spain, magical Madrid. En route we stop at Salamanca, one of the most spectacular renaissance cities in Europe and home to the oldest university in Spain. (B) Day 17 Madrid. On our city tour we see the Royal Palace, home to one of Europe’s oldest monarchies, and the Plaza Mayor. There is plenty of free time to visit the Prado or relax in the peaceful botanical gardens. (B,D) Day 18 Madrid to San Sebastian. First stop Segovia then it’s on to San Sebastian in the Basque Country. (B,D) Day 19 San Sebastian. Try surfing or just chill on the beach. Later today check out the city’s many pintxos (tapas) bars in the old town. (B)

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21 Day Day 12 Seville to Lisbon, Portugal. On to the next country on our journey – Portugal. On arrival in Lisbon we see the sights including Jeronimos Monastery and the Belem Tower, a World Heritage Site. Tonight we check out Bairro Alto, one of the oldest districts in Lisbon and the heart of Lisbon’s nightlife. (B,D)

Day 15 Porto. Today explore Porto. Check out the Ribeira district, the famous medieval old town of Porto. We see many azulejos, the handpainted tiles that characterize many of Portugal’s buildings. The ones on Sao Bento Station depict the country’s history. (B)

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Day 11 Seville. On our tour of Seville we see the beautiful Plaza de Sappan, the Cathedral of Seville, the Real Alcazar, and the Barrio De Santa Cruz, the old Jewish quarter and a Flamenco show. The tapas bars are definitely worth a visit! (B)

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Christo Rei, Lisbon

Day 1 Barcelona, Spain. This afternoon we meet our Trip Leader for a tour of this funky city before our welcome dinner. (D) Day 2 Barcelona to Valencia. This morning spend some free time to explore Barcelona before we head to Valencia via Cava Caves. (B,D) Day 3 Valencia. Start the day with a walking tour of the Old Quarter of Valencia. This afternoon is ours to explore the rest of the city or head to the beach. (B) Days 4-5 Valencia to Granada. We head to Granada, the last Moorish city in Spain to fall to the Christians. Visit the Alhambra, once a fortress, with palaces, gardens and a small city all in one. (B,D) (B) Day 6 Granada to Tangier, Morocco. Today we head to the southern tip of Spain across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. (B,D)

exploring at our own pace. (B) Day 9 Day trip to Meknes and Volubilis, Fes. We take a day trip out to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. We also visit the city of Meknes. (B,D) Day 10 Fes to Seville, Spain. We bid farewell to Africa and return to Europe. (B,D) Day 11 Seville. On our tour of Seville we see the beautiful Plaza de Sappan, the Cathedral of Seville, the Real Alcazar. The tapas bars and a Flamenco show are definitely worth a visit! (B)

Day 13 Lisbon. We have a free day to check out Lisbon or maybe take a train out to the nearby town of Sintra. (B) Day 14 Lisbon. We say farewell after breakfast. (B)

Day 8 Fes. Begin the day with a tour of this fascinating city with a local guide and spend the afternoon

For a detailed itinerary see days 1-14 of the Iberian Voyager trip or see our website

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Day 12 Seville to Lisbon, Portugal. Next to Portugal. On arrival in Lisbon we see the sights. Tonight we check out Bairro Alto, one of the oldest districts in Lisbon. (B,D)

Day 7 Tangier to Fes. Today we travel to Fes, the oldest and largest Medieval city in the world. (B,D)

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1 Day 1 Lisbon, Portugal. Welcome to Lisbon! We meet our Trip Leader and fellow travellers. Tonight we check out Bairro Alto, one of the oldest districts in Lisbon and the heart of Lisbon’s nightlife. (D) Day 2 Lisbon. Today we have a free day to check out the many attractions Lisbon has to offer. (B) Day 3 Lisbon to Porto. En route to Porto we stop at the nearby town of Sintra to visit the Palacio Nacional da Pena, one of the best examples of 19th century Romantic Architecture in Portugal. We also stop at Vila Nova de Gaia, just across the river from Porto and the port capital of the world! Here we enjoy a tour and tasting at one of the many port cellars. (B,D) Day 4 Porto. Today explore Porto. Check out the Ribeira district, the famous medieval old town of Porto. We see many azulejos, the handpainted tiles that characterize many of Portugal’s buildings. The ones on Sao Bento Station depict the country’s history. (B) Day 5 Porto to Madrid, Spain. To the capital of Spain, magical Madrid.

Day 6 Madrid. On our city tour we see the Royal Palace, home to one of Europe’s oldest monarchies, and the Plaza Mayor. There is plenty of free time to visit the Prado or relax in the peaceful botanical gardens. (B,D) Day 7 Madrid to San Sebastian. First stop Segovia then it’s on to San Sebastian in the Basque Country. (B,D)

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9 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 9 nights hostel accommodation Modern air-conditioned coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities Port tour and tasting Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

Day 8 San Sebastian. Try your hand at surfing or just chill on the beach. Later today check out the city’s many pintxos (tapas) bars in the old town. (B)

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THIS TR IP VISITS 2 COUNT RIES

Day 10 Barcelona. Our trip ends today after breakfast. (B) For a detailed itinerary see days 12-21 of the Iberian Voyager trip or visit our website

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Warsaw

What’s Included »» 3  6 breakfasts (B), 23 lunches (L), 25 dinners (D) »» 15 nights hotel upgrade, 4 nights in hostels, 17 nights in bungalows in campsites »» All ferry crossings »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities and local city guides in St Petersburg, Novgorod and Moscow »» Entrance to the Hermitage Museum and Russian folklore show in St Petersburg; Metro and Kremlin tours in Moscow »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of a Topdeck ‘On Road Chef’ from Berlin to Tallinn

Days 1-2 Berlin, Germany. Today we meet our Trip Leader and fellow travellers. A city tour of popular Berlin takes us on a journey back through history. Then in the evening, check out the awesome night life. (D) (B) Days 3-4 Berlin to Copenhagen, Denmark. We move on to wonderful Copenhagen, home of the Little Mermaid. A magical place with a royal touch! (B,L,D) (B) Days 5-7 Copenhagen to Stockholm, Sweden. Past Hamlet’s Castle and on to the ferry heading for Stockholm. Design and culture make this city a vibrant place to visit and we have plenty of free time to explore! (B,L,D) (B,L,D) (B) Days 8-9 Stockholm to Oslo, Norway. Our drive into Norway is past stunning Lake Vattern. Oslo is a naturally beautiful city with plenty to keep us busy. (B,L,D) (B,L) Days 10-11 Oslo to Andalsnes. From Oslo we visit Lillehammer, home of the 1994 Winter Olympics, before heading to Andalsnes, situated in one of the most scenic regions of Norway. A full

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day excursion to the breathtaking Geiranger Fjord is included. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Days 12-13 Andalsnes to Steinkjer/ Korgen. Trondheim and Hell are on the way to Steinkjer where we stay overnight. Then up the coast to Korgen, an inland village surrounded by mountains. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Days 14-15 Korgen to Tysfjord/ Skibotn. Today we have an option to hike to the Svartisen Glacier, the second largest in Norway, and then cross the Arctic Circle. After experiencing a Polar Plunge (swimming above the Arctic Circle), you will want to try a traditional wood fired sauna! (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Days 16-17 Skibotn to Olderfjord. To the north! Here we find hunters and trappers, the Midnight sun, reindeer and moose. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Days 18-19 Olderfjord to Rovaniemi/Jyvaskyla, Finland. On to Rovaniemi, the home of ‘Santa Claus’. Later we head to the lakeside town of Jyvaskyla. Enjoy the combination of its natural beauty and lively urban centre. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)


Day 26 St Petersburg to Novgorod. Travel through the Russian countryside to Novgorod. See beautiful old churches and try traditional Russian “Medovukha” in a local restaurant. (B,L,D) Days 27-29 Novgorod to Moscow. A drive through the former communised farmlands to Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow. A local Russian guide gives us an insight in to the city and the Kremlin before we

Days 31-32 Velikie Luki to Riga, Latvia. We cross the border into Latvia and travel to Riga, a Baltic gem on the World Heritage List. (B,L,D) (B)

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Day 33 Riga to Vilnius, Lithuania. To the capital of Lithuania today. The old town here is remarkable. (B,L)

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Days 34-35 Vilnius to Warsaw, Poland. South to Warsaw. Re-born after the horrors of World War II into a city of cultural significance and lively night life. Visit the Old Jewish Ghetto and Pawiak Prison with time for discovery at our leisure. (B,D) (B) Day 36 Warsaw to Berlin, Germany. Tonight we toast a great journey at our farewell dinner in Berlin. (B,L,D)

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Trip Price of $4295 + $1130 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $5425 Trip Price of $4495 + $1130 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $5625

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Red Star Special

37 Day Days 23-25 Tallinn to St Petersburg, Russia. Our first stop in Russia is beautiful St Petersburg. A city tour and a visit to the Hermitage with a local guide gives an in-depth insight. (B,L,D) (B,D) (B)

Day 30 Moscow to Velikie Luki. An overnight stay in the town of Velikie Luki, scene of a major WWII battle. (B,L,D)

Exclusive To topdeck

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Days 21-22 Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia. A ferry across the Baltic Sea to Tallinn with its old city walls and medieval buildings. After our walking tour there is plenty of free time to explore. (B,D) (B)

can go on our own tour of discovery. (B,L,D) (B,D) (B)

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22 Day

Northern Exposure

EUROCLUB »

Hell, Norway Olderfjord Skibotn 1

Svartisen Glacier

1 Rovaniemi

1 Steinkjer ND Trondheim/Hell FINLA 2 Andalsnes 1 Jyvaskyla Geiranger Lillehammer Fjord Stockholm Oslo 2

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Witness the Midnight Sun, Nordkapp

Days 1-2 Berlin, Germany. Meet our Trip Leader and fellow travellers then a city tour of Berlin. The nightlife should not be missed! (D) (B) Days 3-4 Berlin to Copenhagen, Denmark. We move on to wonderful Copenhagen, a magical place with a royal touch! (B,L,D) (B) Days 5-7 Copenhagen to Stockholm, Sweden. Past Hamlet’s Castle and on to the ferry for Stockholm. We have plenty of time to explore and check out all the sights. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) (B) Days 8-9 Stockholm to Oslo, Norway. Our drive into Norway is past stunning Lake Vattern. Oslo is a naturally beautiful city with plenty to keep us busy. (B,L,D) (B,L) Days 10-11 Oslo to Andalsnes. From Oslo we visit Lillehammer before heading to Andalsnes. A full day excursion to the Geiranger Fjord is breathtaking. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Days 12-13 Andalsnes to Steinkjer/ Korgen. Trondheim and Hell are on the way to Steinkjer. Then up the coast to Korgen, a village surrounded by mountains. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

Days 18-19 Oldersfjord to Rovaniemi/Jyvaskyla, Finland. Southwards to the home of Santa Claus. Later we head to the lakeside town of Jyvaskyla with a lively urban centre. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Day 20 Jyvaskyla to Helsinki. To the Finnish capital of Helsinki. See what it has to offer on our highlights tour! (B,L) Day 21 Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia. A ferry across the Baltic Sea to Tallinn. After our walking tour there is plenty of free time to explore. (B,D) Day 22 Tallinn. Our trip finishes this morning after breakfast. (B)

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DAY STOP

»» Geiranger Fjord cruise »» Polar Plunge & wood fired sauna

Days 16-17 Skibotn to Olderfjord. To the north! Here we find hunters and trappers, the midnight sun, reindeer and moose. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

Dates & Prices AU$

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What’s Included

Days 14-15 Korgen to Tysfjord/ Skibotn. Today we hike to the Svartisen Glacier. Then we cross the Arctic Circle. After experiencing a Polar Plunge swimming above the Arctic Circle, it’s time to try a wood fired sauna! (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

»» 21 breakfasts (B), 16 lunches (L), 16 dinners (D) »» 1 night hotel upgrade, 3 nights in hostels, 17 nights in bungalows in campsites »» All ferry crossings »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of a Topdeck ‘On Road Chef’

THIS TRIP VISITS 6 COUNTRIES

For a detailed itinerary see days 1-22 of the Red Star Special trip.

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Russia Scandi

D POLAN 2 Warsaw

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Stockholm

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Days 1-2 Berlin, Germany. Arrive at the hostel to meet our Trip Leader and fellow travellers, followed by a tour of ever-popular Berlin. (D) (B) Days 3-4 Berlin to Copenhagen, Denmark. We move on to charming Copenhagen and home of the Little Mermaid. (B,L,D) (B) Days 5-6 Copenhagen to Stockholm, Sweden. Past Hamlet’s Castle and on to Stockholm. Here design and culture make this city a vibrant and interesting place and we have plenty of free time to explore! (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Days 7-8 Stockholm to Tallinn, Estonia. An overnight ferry across the Baltic has us disembarking in Tallinn. The old city walls and medieval buildings give it a storybook feel. (B) Days 9-11 Tallinn to St Petersburg, Russia. Our first stop in Russia is magnificent St Petersburg. A city tour and Hermitage visit with a local guide gives great insights. (B,L,D) (B,D) (B) Day 12 St Petersburg to Novgorod. Travel south to Novgorod. See beautiful old churches and try the Russian drink “Medovukha.” (B,L,D)

Day 16 Moscow to Velikie Luki. From Moscow for an overnight stay in the town of Velikie Luki. (B,L,D) Days 17-18 Velikie Luki to Riga, Latvia. Today we cross the border into Latvia and travel to Riga, on the Baltic Sea coast. (B,L,D) (B) Day 19 Riga to Vilnius, Lithuania. Our next drive takes us to the multicultural city of Vilnius. A walk around the old town this evening will whet the appetite. (B,L) Days 20-21 Vilnius to Warsaw, Poland. South to Warsaw. Visit the Old Jewish Quarter and Pawiak Prison during our free time. (B,D) (B) Day 22 Warsaw to Berlin, Germany. Complete the full circle today on arrival in Berlin. Tonight a farewell dinner with our group. (B,L,D)

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»» 2  1 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D) »» 14 nights hotel upgrade, 3 nights in hostels, 4 nights in bungalows in campsites, 1 night on ferry in cabins »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local Russian city guides in St Petersburg, Novgorod, & Moscow »» Entrance to the Hermitage Museum and folklore show in St Petersburg; Metro and Kremlin Tours in Moscow »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of a Topdeck ‘On Road Chef’ from Berlin to Tallinn

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Day 23 Berlin. Our trip finishes after breakfast. (B)

Dates & Prices AU$ May 11 Jun 11 Jun 11 Jun 11

What’s Included

Days 13-15 Novgorod to Moscow. An interesting drive through the former communised farmlands to Moscow. Get acquainted with all the famous sights by way of our local Russian guide. (B,L,D) (B,D) (B)

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8 Day

Vodka & Caviar

Day 1 St Petersburg, Russia. Our trip starts today in St Petersburg where we meet our Trip Leader and fellow travellers for dinner and maybe some Russian vodka! (D) Day 2 St Petersburg. The day begins with a sightseeing tour led by a local guide including a visit to the Hermitage Museum. A Russian folklore show gives a true touch of local culture. (B,D)

What’s Included

Days 6-7 Moscow. A city tour of Moscow with our local guide. See Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral and visit the Kremlin. (B,D) (B) Day 8 Moscow. Our trip finishes after breakfast. (B)

»» R  ussian Guide with the group for the entire 8 days

For a detailed itinerary see days 22-30 of the Red Star Special trip on our website

Day 3 St Petersburg. A free day to soak up this amazing city. (B) Day 4 St Petersburg to Novgorod. Travel through the Russian countryside to Novgorod. See beautiful old churches and try traditional “Medovukha.” (B,L,D)

RUSSIA 3 St Petersburg 1 Novgorod Moscow 3 NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

Day 5 Novgorod to Moscow. Drive through the former communised farmlands through to Moscow. (B,L,D)

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Russian Revelations

17 Day

Days 3-5 Tallinn to St Petersburg, Russia. A city tour with a local guide and a Russian folklore show are included. (B,L,D) (B,D) (B) Day 6 St Petersburg to Novgorod. In Novgorod see magnificent old churches. (B,L,D) Days 7-9 Novgorod to Moscow. Our local guide shows us Red Square and the Kremlin. (B,L,D) (B,D) (B)

Day 13 Riga to Vilnius, Lithuania. To the multicultural city of Vilnius. (B,L) Days 14-15 Vilnius to Warsaw, Poland. Visit the Old Jewish Quarter and Pawiak Prison. (B,D) (B) DayS 16-17 Warsaw to Berlin, Germany. Tonight we toast a great journey at our farewell dinner. (B,L,D) (B) For a detailed itinerary see days 21-37 of the Red Star Special trip on our website

Day 10 Moscow to Velikie Luki. An overnight stay in Velikie Luki. (B,L,D)

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What’s Included »» R  ussian Guide with the trip for the 8 days in Russia »» 1 6 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) »» 15 nights hotel upgrade, 1 night in a hostel »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local Russian city guides in St Petersburg, Novgorod & Moscow »» Entrance to the Hermitage Museum and folklore show in St Petersburg; Metro and Kremlin Tours in Moscow »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

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Trip Price of $2160 + $530 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $2690 Trip Price of $2245 + $530 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $2775

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Days 11-12 Velikie Luki to Riga, Latvia. From Velikie Luki we cross the border into Latvia. (B,L,D) (B)

8 DAYS FROM

$1805

Prices based on multi-share: usually 2-4 per room.

Days 1-2 Tallinn, Estonia. Meet our Trip Leader and then enjoy a walking tour. (D) (B)

»» 7  breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) »» 7 nights hotel upgrade »» Airport transfers »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local Russian city guides in St Petersburg, Novgorod & Moscow »» Entrance to the Hermitage Museum and folklore show in St Petersburg; Metro and Kremlin Tours in Moscow »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

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$2690


« EUROCLUB

For a detailed itinerary see days 1-10 of the Red Star Special trip on our website

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$1275

Prices based on multi-share: usually 2-4 per room.

Days 1-2 Oslo, Norway. Our trip starts in beautiful Oslo. (D) (B,L)

Santa Claus. Then the lakeside town of Jyvaskyla (B,L,D) (B,L,D).

Days 3-4 Oslo to Andalsnes. From Oslo we visit Lillehammer, before heading to Andalsnes and the Geiranger Fjord. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

Day 13 Jyvaskyla to Helsinki. A short trip to Helsinki (B,L).

Days 5-6 Andalsnes to Steinjker/ Korgen. Trondheim and Hell are on the way to Steinjker. Then up the coast to Korgen. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

»» Geiranger Fjord Cruise »» Polar Plunge and wood fired sauna

Day 15 Tallinn. Our trip concludes after breakfast this morning. (B)

»» 1 4 breakfasts (B), 12 lunches (L), 12 dinners (D) »» 1 night hotel upgrade, 1 night in a hostel, 12 nights in bungalows in campsites »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours all major cities »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of a Topdeck ‘On Road Chef’

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2 Oslo

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For a detailed itinerary see days 8-22 of the Red Star Special trip on our website

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Lillehammer

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2 Olderfjord

Svartisen Glacier Korgen

1 Steinkjer

Days 9-10 Skibotn to Olderfjord. Here we will find hunters and trappers, reindeer and moose. (B,L,D) (B,L,D).

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What’s Included

Day 14 Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia. A ferry across the Baltic Sea to Tallinn. (B,D)

Days 7-8 Korgen to Tysfjord/ Skibotn. Today we hike to the Svartisen Glacier then we cross the Arctic Circle. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

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Prices based on multi-share: usually 2-4 per room. M = Midnight sun, S = Svartisen Glacier closed.

Scenic Scandi

Oslo 2 AY NORW EN SWED

Days 5-7 Copenhagen to Stockholm, Sweden. Past Hamlet’s Castle and on to the ferry heading for Stockholm. In Stockholm, design and culture come together to create a city that is vibrant and always interesting to visit. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) (B)

Dates & Prices AU$

»» 9  breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) »» 2 nights in hostels, 7 nights in bungalows in campsites »» Ferry crossings »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of a Topdeck ‘On Road Chef’

Scandi Express

Day 10 Oslo. Our trip concludes this morning after breakfast. (B)

What’s Included

10 Day

Days 3-4 Berlin to Copenhagen, Denmark. We move on to Copenhagen. Home of the Little Mermaid, Copenhagen is a magical place with a royal touch. Copenhagen was recently crowned “the most livable city in the world” by a leading magazine – find out why! (B,L,D) (B)

Days 8-9 Stockholm to Oslo, Norway. Oslo, situated in an amphitheatre-like setting, is a naturally beautiful city. (B,L,D) (B,L)

15 Day

Days 1-2 Berlin, Germany. Arrive at the hostel to meet our Trip Leader and fellow travellers. A city tour of Berlin takes us on a journey back through history. Then at night check out the funky bars and clubs that make Berlin one of our favourite cities. (D) (B)

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Dresden

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Avignon 1

ITALY

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French Riviera

Mauthausen

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Trevi Fountain, Rome

2 Venice Florence

Rome 2 NO. OF NIGHTS STAY DAY STOP

Arc de Triomphe

What’s Included »» 21 breakfasts (B), 12 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D) »» 19 nights in some of Europe’s best campsites on a twin share basis in spacious dome style tents complete with air mattresses, 2 nights hostel upgrade »» English Channel ferry crossings »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Florence »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader, Driver and ‘On Road Chef’

Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). Across the English Channel to Paris where we embark on our city lights tour. (D) Day 2 Paris. Free time to explore Paris, before we join our travelling buddies to sample our delicious Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. An optional River Seine cruise is a great finish to the day. (B,D) Day 3 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Gorgeous scenery today as we head to the Swiss Alps and the village of Lauterbrunnen. (B,L,D) Day 4 Swiss Alps. An optional excursion to the summit of the Jungfrau Mountain – the views are stunning! (B,L,D)

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Day 7 French Riviera. Time for some serious celebrity spotting on the promenades followed by a cool off swim in the Mediterranean. Tonight try our luck at the casinos of Monaco. (B,D) Day 8 French Riviera to Florence, Italy. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is our first attraction to explore in Italy. Then to Florence – so full of Renaissance treasures it’s known as an outdoor museum. (B,L) Day 9 Florence to Rome. Our walking tour of Florence with a local guide tells the fascinating stories of this city. Then it’s south to Rome, another great city waiting for us to explore. (B)

Day 5 Swiss Alps to Avignon, France. The medieval and walled city of Avignon is our next stop. Here our walking tour includes the Palace of the Popes. (B,L)

Day 10 Rome. The day is ours to take in such attractions as the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Trevi Fountain. There is also time to visit the Vatican City and its amazing museums. (B,D)

Day 6 Avignon to the French Riviera. Onwards to the home of the rich and famous on the French Riviera. (B,L,D)

Day 11 Rome to Venice. We make tracks for Verona on our way to Venice, one of the highlights of our European trip. (B,L,D)


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LO N D O N Day 15 Vienna to Munich, Germany. A reflective start to our day as we visit the former concentration camp, Mauthausen. Then to Munich and a walking tour of the old city before a night out at a local beer hall. (B,L) Day 16 Munich to Prague, Czech Republic. Our next city, Prague, is one of our favourites. Our walking tour amongst the cobblestone streets is a great introduction. (B,L,D)

Day 19 Berlin. After orientating ourselves with Berlin including Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall and Brandenburg Gate, the city is ours to explore. The nightlife here is amazing. (B) Day 20 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. To Amsterdam; famous for its canals and liberal lifestyle where we take a fascinating walking tour. (B,L) Day 21 Amsterdam. Our bicycle tour this morning is a great introduction to Amsterdam. Tonight a farewell dinner and optional canal cruise. (B,D) Day 22 Amsterdam to London. Back to London where it all started. (B)

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What’s Included »» 33 breakfasts (B), 20 lunches (L), 21 dinners (D) »» 1 night hotel upgrade, 4 nights hostel upgrade, 24 nights in some of Europe’s best campsites on a twin share basis in spacious dome style tents complete with air mattresses, 3 nights Flotilla Sailing in Greece and 1 night in cabins on overnight ferry from Italy to Greece »» English Channel ferry crossings »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Sightseeing tours of all major cities »» Local guides in Florence and Albania »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader, Driver and ‘On Road Chef’

Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). Crossing the English Channel begins our journey. In the evening we set out on our spectacular city lights tour. (D)

Day 10 French Riviera to Venice, Italy. Across the French Italian border today before we stop off in Verona to see Juliet’s balcony... then to Venice (B,L,D)

Day 2 Paris. There is time to explore the sights before our Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. Then a choice between an optional River Seine cruise or Parisian cabaret. (B,D)

Day 11 Venice. View the traffic on the Grand Canal of Venice from the decks of a vaporetto after our walking tour. (B,D)

Day 3 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Spectacular views as we travel to the Swiss Alps and the village of Lauterbrunnen. (B,L,D) Day 4 Swiss Alps. Don’t miss an optional adventure to the top of the Jungfrau Mountain which provides unbelievable views and an authentic alpine atmosphere. (B,L,D) Day 5 Swiss Alps to Avignon, France. Step back in time in the medieval walled city of Avignon which is our next stop. (B,L) Day 6 Avignon to Barcelona, Spain. The famous Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard is our stop en-route to Spain. Then to Barcelona, a cosmopolitan city with buzzing nightlife. (B,L,D) Day 7 Barcelona. Exploring Barcelona is exciting and varied and the city thrives on culture and people. (B)

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Day 8 Barcelona to the French Riviera, France. Follow the Mediterranean coast to the home of the rich and famous – the Cote d’Azur. (B,L,D) Day 9 French Riviera. Time today to discover this seaside resort area. Tonight visit the casinos of Monaco. (B,D)

Day 12 Venice to Florence. Traversing Italy, we have a ‘must do’ stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before arriving in stunning Florence. (B,L) Day 13 Florence to Rome. Onwards to Rome, home of the gladiator and the Roman Empire. Our walking tour includes many highlights. (B) Day 14 Rome. The Vatican City is first up today with time for an optional visit to the Sistine Chapel. The rest of the day is free. (B,D) Day 15 Rome to Greece (overnight ferry). Our journey takes a turn through the Italian countryside to meet our overnight ferry to Greece. (B,L) Days 16-18 Flotilla Sailing in Greece. It’s time to set sail in our 6 berth yachts for an idyllic few days on the Ionian Sea. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L,D) Day 19 Plataria to Tirana, Albania. To Albania, once cut from the western world, it is still relatively untouched by tourism. (B,L,D) Day 20 Tirana to Dubrovnik, Croatia via Montenegro. North of Albania is Montenegro and the stunning coastal scenery surrounding Kotor Bay but our ultimate goal is


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LO N D O N STA RT Day 21 Dubrovnik. Today is a free day to explore and enjoy beautiful Dubrovnik. (B)

Day 27 Vienna. It’s time to explore Vienna. Then try the Viennese coffee! (B)

Day 22 Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes. The stunning Dalmatian Coast leads us north to the old walled city of Zadar and then to the World Heritage Plitvice Lakes. (B,L,D)

Day 28 Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic. A sobering visit to the former concentration camp Mauthausen, then on to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Our walking tour is a great introduction to this popular city. (B,L,D)

Day 23 Plitvice Lakes. Spend the day enjoying the Plitvice Lakes National Park – take a walk or hike on one of the numerous trails to appreciate its outstanding natural beauty. (B,L,D)

Day 29 Prague. Free time to explore all Prague’s nooks and crannies. Then tonight there is a choice of great restaurants and fine Czech beers. (B)

Day 24 Plitvice Lakes to Budapest, Hungary. We travel north again to Hungary’s capital Budapest, made up of Buda and Pest, located on each side of the mighty Danube. (B,L,D) Day 25 Budapest. Budapest is full of surprises and our orientation tour gives an insight into its history and charm. (B) Day 26 Budapest to Vienna, Austria via Bratislava, Slovakia. We follow the Danube to Bratislava and then

Day 30 Prague to Berlin, Germany. Historic Dresden breaks our journey then to funky and modern Berlin. Brilliant food, people, history, nightlife, it has everything to do and never enough time to do it all in! (B,L,D) Day 31 Berlin. This morning our city tour takes in the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Reichstag building before a free afternoon at leisure. This evening it’s time to discover the Berlin nightlife – the most progressive in Europe! (B)

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Days 1-2 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). First to Paris where we set out on our city lights tour. The next day is free to explore the museums and shopping of Paris. Then we’re off to Topdeck’s exclusive and delicious Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. (D) (B,D) Days 3-4 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Gorgeous scenery presents itself today as we head to the charming Swiss village of Lauterbrunnen. Try an optional excursion to the summit of the Jungfrau mountain or adrenaline activities. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

Day 8 French Riviera to Florence, Italy. First, we take ‘that picture’ at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then onwards to Florence, known as an outdoor museum and famous for its food and shopping. (B,L) Day 9 Florence to Rome. Our walking tour of Florence with a local Italian guide explains the treasures of this city, then it’s south to Rome. The choices here are amazing! (B) Day 10 Rome. Visit the Vatican this morning before we say goodbye to our new friends. (B)

Day 5 Swiss Alps to Avignon, France. The medieval and walled city of Avignon is our next stop. Avignon is known for its Palace of the Popes, where several popes lived in the 14th and 15th centuries. (B,L) Days 6-7 Avignon to French Riviera. Onwards to the home of the rich and famous on the French Riviera. Sun, sea and celebrities await! A night at the casinos of Monaco is the perfect way to spend an evening. (B,L,D) (B,D)

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amongst the cobblestone streets is a great introduction to this charming city. (B,L,D) (B) Days 9-10 Prague to Berlin, Germany. The 800 year old city of Dresden breaks our journey as we head to Berlin, one of Europe’s most happening cities with great nightlife. (B,L,D) (B) Days 11-12 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. To Amsterdam where our bicycle tour shows the contrasts and character of this liberal city. On the last night, a farewell dinner and optional canal cruise. (B,L) (B,D) Day 13 Amsterdam to London. Back to London via the countryside of Belgium and France. (B)

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Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). Travel to France and in the evening we embark on our spectacular city lights tour of Paris. (D)

Day 7 Barcelona. Exploring Barcelona is exciting and varied. The city thrives on culture and people. Check out the beach or the shops on the Ramblas – so many choices! (B)

Day 2 Paris. There is time to explore the sights before our Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower. An optional River Seine cruise or Parisian cabaret is a difficult choice. (B,D)

Day 8 Barcelona to the French Riviera, France. Follow the Mediterranean coast to the home of the rich and famous – the Cote d’Azur. (B,L,D)

Day 3 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Spectacular views are plentiful as we travel to the Swiss Alps and the village of Lauterbrunnen. (B,L,D)

Day 9 French Riviera. Time today to discover this seaside resort area – try celebrity spotting or find a space to sit on the beach to check out the sights! Tonight visit the casinos of Monaco. (B,D)

Day 4 Swiss Alps. Don’t miss an optional adventure to the top of the Jungfrau Mountain which provides unbelievable views. (B,L,D) Day 5 Swiss Alps to Avignon, France. Step back in time in the medieval and walled city of Avignon which is our next stop. (B,L) Day 6 Avignon to Barcelona, Spain. The famous Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard is our stop en-route. Then to Barcelona, a cosmopolitan city with buzzing nightlife and its showcase of Gaudi architecture. (B,L,D)

Day 10 French Riviera to Venice, Italy. We cross the French Italian border today, stopping off in Verona before arriving in Venice. (B,L,D) Day 11 Venice. View the traffic on the Grand Canal of Venice from the decks of a vaporetto after our walking tour unveils the superb Venetian treasures. (B,D) Day 12 Venice to Florence. Traversing Italy, we stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before arriving in Florence. Enjoy the taste of Tuscany. (B,L)

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Day 1 Rome, Italy. Meet our Trip Leader and group this afternoon. (D) Day 2 Rome to Greece (overnight ferry). Travel through the Italian countryside to meet our overnight ferry to Greece. (B,L)

Day 13 Budapest to Vienna, Austria via Bratislava, Slovakia. We follow the Danube to Bratislava and then further west is charming Vienna. (B,L,D) Day 14 Vienna. Explore Vienna including Schonbrunn Palace. (B) Day 15 Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic. A sombre visit to Mauthausen, then on to Prague. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Plataria to Tirana, Albania. Back to reality and unique Albania. (B,L,D)

Day 16 Prague. A free day in historic Prague. (B)

DayS 7-8 Tirana to Dubrovnik, Croatia via Montenegro. North through Montenegro before arriving in Dubrovnik. (B,L,D) (B)

Day 17 Prague to Berlin, Germany. A stop in Dresden and then to funky Berlin...brilliant food, people, history and nightlife. (B,L,D)

DayS 9-10 Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes. The Dalmatian Coast leads us north to Zadar and then to the World Heritage Plitvice Lakes. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)

Day 18 Berlin. A city tour of Berlin and then this evening discover the Berlin nightlife. (B)

Day 12 Budapest. Budapest is full of surprises and our orientation tour gives an insight into its history. (B)

Day 19 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. To Amsterdam, famous for its canals, liberal lifestyle and a city of amazing contrasts. (B,L) Day 20 Amsterdam. Our bicycle tour is a great way to see Amsterdam. Tonight a farewell dinner and optional canal cruise. (B,D)

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Day 1 Rome, Italy. Meet up with our Trip Leader and fellow travellers this afternoon before we enjoy our first group dinner. (D) Day 2 Rome to Greece (overnight ferry). Our journey takes a turn through the Italian countryside to Bari, where we meet our overnight ferry to Greece. (B,L) Days 3-5 Flotilla Sailing in Greece. It’s time to set sail in our 6 berth yachts for an idyllic few days on the Ionian Sea. Under the watchful eye of our flotilla skipper we enjoy three great days swimming, sailing and sunbathing. Once tied up in the evening, enjoy the Greek hospitality in the local tavernas. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B,L,D) Day 6 Plataria to Tirana, Albania. Back to reality and unique Albania. Once cut off from the western world, it is still relatively untouched by tourism. (B,L,D) Day 7 Tirana to Dubrovnik, Croatia via Montenegro. North of Albania is Montenegro and the stunning coastal scenery surrounding Kotor Bay but our ultimate goal is Dubrovnik which hugs the coast in the south of Croatia. (B,L,D)

Day 10 Plitvice Lakes. Spend the day enjoying the Plitvice Lakes National Park – take a walk or hike on one of the numerous trails to appreciate its outstanding natural beauty. (B,L,D) Day 11 Plitvice Lakes to Budapest, Hungary. North again to Hungary’s capital, Budapest made up of Buda and Pest, which are located on each side of the mighty Danube; our base for two nights. (B,L,D) Day 12 Budapest. Budapest is full of surprises and our orientation tour gives an insight into its history and charm. Make time to check out the Castle District – the views down across the city are fabulous. The evening

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Day 9 Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes. The stunning Dalmatian Coast with its crystal clear blue waters, leads us north to the old walled city of Zadar and then to the World Heritage Plitvice Lakes all interconnected by a series of waterfalls. (B,L,D)

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Day 8 Dubrovnik. Today is free day to explore and enjoy beautiful Dubrovnik. The old fortified city has remained largely unchanged for centuries and invites self exploration and discovery. (B)

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should include a sampling of the local goulash enjoyed with a glass of Hungarian wine. (B) Day 13 Budapest. Our trip ends this morning after breakfast. (B) For a detailed itinerary see days 13-25 of the European Adventure trip or visit our website

Trip Code: HTPTB

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Day 3 Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes. The stunning Dalmatian Coast with its crystal clear blue waters, leads us north to the old walled city of Zadar and then to the World Heritage Plitvice Lakes all interconnected by a series of waterfalls. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Budapest. An orientation tour of Budapest gives an insight into its history and charm. Make time to check out the Castle District. The evening should include a sampling of the local goulash enjoyed with a glass of Hungarian wine. (B) Day 7 Budapest. Our trip ends this morning after breakfast. (B)

Day 4 Plitvice Lakes. Spend the day enjoying the Plitvice Lakes National Park – take a walk or hike on one of the numerous trails to appreciate its outstanding natural beauty. (B,L,D)

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Eastern Highlights

Day 2 Dubrovnik. Today is a free day to explore and enjoy beautiful Dubrovnik. The old fortified city has remained largely unchanged for centuries and invites self exploration and discovery. (B)

What’s Included

Day 5 Plitvice Lakes to Budapest, Hungary. We travel north again to Hungary’s capital, Budapest made up of Buda and Pest, which are located on each side of the mighty Danube; our base for two nights. (B,L,D)

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Day 1 Dubrovnik, Croatia. Join our Trip Leader and fellow travellers for dinner in Dubrovnik this evening. (D)

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Day 2 Budapest. Today is free to explore this vibrant city. (B) DayS 3-4 Budapest to Vienna, Austria via Bratislava, Slovakia. Via Bratislava we move west to charming Vienna, home to opera, apple strudel and Mozart. (B,L,D) (B) DayS 5-6 Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic. First stop is the former concentration camp Mauthausen, then on to Prague where we take a walking tour of this historic city. (B,L,D) (B)

Day 9 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. To Amsterdam where bicycles, clogs, tulips and the infamous Red Light district live side by side in harmony! (B,L) Day 10 Amsterdam. Our bicycle tour is a great way to see Amsterdam. Tonight a farewell dinner and optional canal cruise. (B,D) Day 11 Amsterdam to London. Our trip turns south today and ends this evening back in London. (B) ND DS ENGLA NETHERLAN Amsterdam London

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DayS 7-8 Prague to Berlin, Germany. Then to funky Berlin via Dresden... brilliant food, people, history, nightlife, it has everything to do and never enough time to do it all in! (B,L,D) (B)

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Day 1 Budapest, Hungary. Join our Trip Leader and fellow travellers for dinner in Budapest this evening. (D)

Budapest to Big Ben

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These are our smaller groups that get off the beaten track and discover the heart and soul of the locations they visit.

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Cinque Terre

Days 1-2 Rome, Italy. We meet our Trip Leader in the afternoon for our walking tour, taking in the major sights including the magnificent Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum. The next day the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are definitely worth a visit. (D) (B) Days 3-4 Sorrento. Today we head to stunning Sorrento, via the ancient buried city of Pompeii. The next day why not take the local bus along the scenic Amalfi coast to Positano. Alternatively take an optional full day excursion to the Isle of Capri to see the famous Blue Grotto. (B,D) (B) Day 5 Assisi. Traveling through dramatic mountain scenery, we arrive in Assisi. With our local Italian guide we visit the Basilica of St Francis with its magnificent frescoes, many dating back to the 14th century. (B,D) Days 6-7 Florence. Driving through the Tuscan Hills we visit the medieval city of Siena. Afterwards we visit a Chianti winery where we enjoy a tour before tasting the local ‘Classico’ wines, with a light al fresco dinner before making our way to Florence. Our walking tour with our local Italian guide takes in the Ponte Vecchio,

Duomo Cathedral and the Uffizi Gallery. (B,D) (B) Days 8-9 Cinque Terre. First we visit Lucca, a spectacular walled town where we enjoy a guided visit with a local guide. We stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa on our way to La Spezia, gateway to the stunning Cinque Terre. We have a full day here to make the most of the spectacular views of this unspoilt coastline. (B,D) (B) Days 10-11 Venice. Our first stop is Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, with time to take a cruise on the pristine waters. Then a stop in Verona before reaching Venice. Our walking tour passes the famous Rialto Bridge, St Mark’s Basilica, Doges Palace and the Bridge of Sighs and our vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal is the perfect way to see the city. (B,D) (B)

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Day 7 Rome. Today we travel south, stopping to visit the hilltop city of Orvieto famous for its food and wine, before arriving in Rome for a farewell dinner. (B,D) Day 8 Rome. This morning take a walking tour before our trip ends. (B)

Lake Garda Venice

ITALY Verona

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Lucca Cinque Terre 2 Pisa 2 Florence

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Days 3-4 Cinque Terre. First we visit Lucca, a spectacular walled town where we enjoy a guided visit with a local guide. Then we stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa on our way to La Spezia, gateway to the stunning Cinque Terre. We have a full day here to make the most of the picturesque views of this unspoilt coastline. (B,D) (B)

is the perfect way to see the city. (B,D) (B)

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Days 1-2 Florence, Italy. Arrive today and meet with our Trip Leader. Our walking tour with our local Italian guide takes in the Ponte Vecchio, Duomo Cathedral and the Uffizi Gallery. (B)

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Days 3-4 Sorrento. Today we head to stunning Sorrento, via the ancient buried city of Pompeii. The next day why not take an optional full day excursion to the Island of Capri. (B,D) (B)

Day 8 Florence. Our trip finishes this morning after breakfast. (B)

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Day 5 Assisi. We travel through dramatic mountain scenery to Assisi, the birthplace of the Franciscan order of monks. (B,D)

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Days 1-2 Rome, Italy. We meet our Trip Leader this afternoon for a welcome meeting and walking tour which takes in the major sights. Discover some of the world’s finest artworks at the Vatican museum. (D) (B)

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Days 1-2 Berlin, Germany. Arrive at the hotel today and meet our fellow travellers and Trip Leader for a night out in funky Berlin. The next day starts with a city tour taking in all the fascinating sights of this historic city, now a trendy place re-energised since the fall of the Berlin Wall. (D) (B) Days 3-4 Berlin to Warsaw, Poland. Re-born after the horrors of World War II into a city of cultural significance and lively night life. Visit the Old Jewish Ghetto and Pawiak Prison with time for exploring at our leisure. (B,D) (B) Day 5 Warsaw to Krakow. Today a visit to the former concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Then on to Krakow, the former capital of Poland and one of it’s most charming cities. (B,D) Day 6 Krakow. Today we have a free day to explore. We can choose from tours of the Jewish Quarter to visiting salt mines used since the 13th century. (B) Days 7-8 Krakow to Budapest, Hungary via Slovakia. Today we head to the twin cities of Buda and Pest situated on the banks of the mighty Danube river. Perhaps a visit

to Statue Park to get a glimpse of life behind the Iron Curtain. The next day is free to check out the sites such as the underground labyrinth which even has a fountain producing wine! (B,D) (B) Days 9-10 Budapest to Vienna, Austria via Slovakia. We stop off in Bratislava before heading on to Vienna. We leave our iPods behind as Vienna is a musical gold mine – from the Vienna Boys’ Choir to Viennese concerts in spectacular palaces – this city proves that classical can be cool! (B,D) (B) Days 11-12 Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic. We visit Kutna Hora before arriving in amazing Prague. A walking tour shows us all the sights such as the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge. Prague is justly famous for its nightlife – from traditional beer halls to the largest club in Eastern Europe, Prague has it all! (B) (B,D) Day 13 Prague to Berlin, Germany. Historic Dresden breaks our journey as we head to Berlin, where our trip comes to an end early evening. (B)

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12 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) 12 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis Modern air-conditioned coach Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

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Day 9 Budapest. The trip finishes this morning after breakfast. (B)

Day 5 Warsaw to Krakow. Today a sobering visit to the former concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Then on to Krakow, the former capital of Poland. (B,D)

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Days 7-8 Krakow to Budapest, Hungary via Slovakia. Today we head to the twin cities of Buda and Pest situated on the banks of the mighty Danube river. Perhaps a visit to Statue Park to get a glimpse of life behind the Iron Curtain. The next day is free to check out the sights. (B,D) (B)

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Day 2 Budapest. Today is free to check out the twin cities of Buda and Pest situated on the banks of the mighty Danube river. Perhaps a visit to Statue Park to get a glimpse of life behind the Iron Curtain. (B) Days 3-4 Budapest to Vienna, Austria via Slovakia. We stop off in Bratislava before heading on to Vienna. On our city tour we see the impressive Hofburg Palace, home of the Vienna Boys Choir and the Spanish Riding School, the Opera House and the Schonbrunn Palace. (B,D) (B)

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Day 1 Budapest, Hungary. Arrive today and meet your group this evening. (D)

Eastern Encounter

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Loch Ness

AND SCOTL Giant’s Causeway Derry/Londonderry

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Hadrians Wall

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Day 1 London to York, England. We leave London for the university town of Oxford. Then to Stratford-uponAvon, famous for being the home of Shakespeare. We finish the day with an evening Ghost walk in York. (D)

DayS 7-8 Belfast to Galway, Republic of Ireland. This morning we head off to the impressive Giant’s Causeway. Then on to Londonderry, a city constantly reinventing itself. From here we continue to Galway. (B) (B)

Days 2-4 York to Edinburgh, Scotland. First up is Hadrian’s Wall, the northernmost outpost of Roman Britain. Then it’s off to beautiful Scotland and its capital, Edinburgh. Our walking tour takes in Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and Charlotte Square. Then we have a free day to explore Edinburgh’s cobbled streets or take an optional trip to see the scenic Scottish Highlands. (B,D) (B) (B)

Day 9 Galway to Killarney. Today we drive through the Burren to see the dramatic Cliffs of Moher before arriving in Killarney, a lakeside Irish village in lush County Kerry. (B)

Day 5 Edinburgh to Glasgow. En route to Glasgow we make a stop at a whiskey distillery for an optional tour and tasting. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening in Glasgow. (B) Day 6 Glasgow to Belfast, Northern Ireland. A drive through the beautiful Scottish countryside takes us to Stranraer where we catch our ferry to Belfast. Here we see the ever changing face of this friendly, vibrant city. (B)

Days 10-11 Killarney to Dublin. Our drive today takes us to Blarney Castle before reaching Dublin. We begin our stay with a walking tour of the city’s historic sights. Then we’re off for an afternoon at the Guinness Storehouse. (B,D) (B)

Day 13 Llangollen to Cardiff. Europe’s youngest capital city. Cardiff is a fantastic mix of old and new, and its nightlife is legendary. (B,D).

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09 Jul 11 16 Jul 11 G 23 Jul 11 30 Jul 11 13 Aug11 20 Aug11 G,E

14 Aug11 21 Aug11 28 Aug11 04 Sep 11 11 Sep 11 25 Sep 11

27 Aug11 G,E 03 Sep 11 E 10 Sep 11 G 17 Sep 11 24 Sep 11 08 Oct 11 G

G

»» 13 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) »» 13 nights in hotel and B&B accommodation »» Irish Sea ferry crossings »» Modern air-conditioned vehicle »» Walking tours of all major cities »» Local guide in Dublin »» Services of fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

THIS TRIP VISITS 5 COUNTRIES

Day 14 Cardiff to London. First stop Bath, site of Roman Britain, then on to Stonehenge before returning to London by early evening. (B)

G = Guaranteed Departure

G

»» Evening Ghost Walk in York »» Visit to the world famous Guinness Storehouse

Day 12 Dublin to Llangollen. A morning ferry across the Irish Sea to stunning North Wales. (B)

Dates & Prices AU$ G

What’s Included

Trip Code: HTUK

Total Trip Price $2440 Total Trip Price $2540 Total Trip Price $2640 Prices based on per person twin share. E = In Edinburgh for Fringe Festival.

14 DAYS FROM

$2440


« EXPLORER

»» »» »» »» »»

Loch Ness

AND SCOTL 1 3 Edinburgh Glasgow

Hadrians Wall

1 York

Day 5 Edinburgh to Glasgow. En route to Glasgow we make a stop at a whiskey distillery for an optional tour and tasting. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening in Glasgow. (B)

Stratford-upon-Avon

S WALE

Oxford

ND ENGLA

London

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

For a detailed itinerary see days 1-6 of the Britain & Ireland trip or visit our website

DAY STOP

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08 May11 22 May11 29 May11 05 Jun 11 12 Jun 11 19 Jun 11

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26 Jun 11 03 Jul 11 10 Jul 11 17 Jul 11 31 Jul 11 07 Aug11

01 Jul 11 08 Jul 11 G 15 Jul 11 22 Jul 11 05 Aug11 12 Aug11 G,E

14 Aug11 21 Aug11 28 Aug11 04 Sep 11 11 Sep 11 25 Sep 11

19 Aug11 G,E 26 Aug11 E 02 Sep 11 G 09 Sep 11 16 Sep 11 30 Sep 11 G

G G

5 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 5 nights in hotel accommodation Modern air-conditioned coach Walking tour of all major cities Services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

Trip Code: HTUKA

The British Isle

»» Evening Ghost Walk in York

Days 2-4 York to Edinburgh, Scotland. First up is Hadrian’s Wall, the northernmost outpost of Roman Britain. Then it’s off to beautiful Scotland and its capital, Edinburgh. Our walking tour takes in Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and Charlotte Square. Then we have a free day to explore Edinburgh’s cobbled streets or take an optional trip to see the scenic Scottish Highlands. (B,D) (B) (B)

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What’s Included

Day 6 Glasgow. Our trip ends today after breakfast. (B)

6 Day

Day 1 London to York, England. We leave London for the university town of Oxford. Then to Stratford-uponAvon, famous for being the home of Shakespeare. We finish the day with an evening Ghost walk in York. (D)

6 DAYS FROM

$950

Total Trip Price $950 Total Trip Price $995 Total Trip Price $1120 Prices based on per person twin share. E = In Edinburgh for Fringe Festival .

Day 8 Llangollen to Cardiff. Cardiff is a mix of old and new. (B, D). Day 9 Cardiff to London. We visit Bath and Stonehenge before arriving in London early evening. (B)

Day 4 Galway to Killarney. We drive through the Burren to see the dramatic Cliffs of Moher before arriving into Killarney, a lakeside Irish village in lush County Kerry. (B) Days 5-6 Killarney to Dublin. A drive south takes us to Blarney Castle before reaching Dublin. A walking tour with a local guide introduces us to all the local sights. This afternoon we visit the Guinness Storehouse. (B,D) (B)

Giant’s Causeway Derry/Londonderry

Belfast

1 HERN NORT ND IRELA

Galway 2

ND 2 Dublin IRELA

Cliffs of Moher Killarney 1

Blarney Castle

Llangollen 1

S WALE

Cardiff 1

Bath London

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

For a detailed itinerary see days 6-14 of the Britain & Ireland trip or visit our website

DAY STOP

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21 May11 04 Jun 11 11 Jun 11 18 Jun 11 25 Jun 11 02 Jul 11

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09 Jul 11 16 Jul 11 23 Jul 11 30 Jul 11 13 Aug11 20 Aug11

19 Aug11 26 Aug11 02 Sep 11 09 Sep 11 16 Sep 11 30 Sep 11

27 Aug11 03 Sep 11 10 Sep 11 17 Sep 11 24 Sep 11 08 Oct 11

G

Total Trip Price $1520 Total Trip Price $1630 Total Trip Price $1690 Prices based on per person twin share.

8 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 8 nights hotel accommodation Modern air-conditioned coach Walking tour of all major cities Local guide in Dublin Services of a fully-trained Trip Leader and Driver

Stonehenge

G = Guaranteed Departure

G

»» »» »» »» »» »»

ND ENGLA

Dates & Prices AU$ G

»» Visit to Guinness Storehouse

G

Celtic Trail

Days 2-3 Belfast to Galway, Republic of Ireland. This morning we head to the impressive Giant’s Causeway. Then on to Londonderry before continuing to Galway. (B) (B)

What’s Included

Day 7 Dublin to Llangollen. A morning ferry takes us across the Irish Sea to breathtaking North Wales. (B)

9 Day

Day 1 Belfast, Northern Ireland. Today we meet our Trip Leader and travelling companions in Belfast. Discover the ever changing face of this friendly, vibrant city.

Trip Code: HTUKB G G

G

9 DAYS FROM

$1520

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start/finish

Split

CROATIA

1 Milna 1

1 Hvar 1 Makarska 1

Korcula

1

1

Dubrovnik

Mljet

What’s Included »» 7 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) »» 7 nights twin share cabin accommodation on motor cruising boats »» Local Captain and Crew »» Topdeck Representative

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ENSUITE BOAT

STANDARD BOAT

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BELOW DECK

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$1140 $1290 $1290 $1290 $1480 $1480 $1595 $1595 $1680 $1680

$1075 $1140 $1140 $1140 $1360 $1360 $1480 $1480 $1555 $1555

$980 $1120 $1120 $1120 $1195 $1195 $1295 $1295 $1365 $1365

$930 $1025 $1025 $1025 $1075 $1075 $1170 $1170 $1245 $1245

21 28 04 11 18 25 02 09 16 23

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

FINISH

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28 04 11 18 25 02 09 16 23 30

May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

G G G G G G G G G G

Ensuite Boats – Twin Share Cabins with Shower & Toilet.


ST A RT

SP LI T

Split to Split

8 Day

« EXPLORER

Day 3 Hvar – Korcula. This morning we depart for Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Another sailing day with swim stops on the way. Once at Korcula why not visit Marco Polo’s house before a sunset cocktail at Massimos cocktail bar, built in the turret of a 15th century tower, where

Day 5 Dubrovnik – Mljet. An early morning departure for Mljet. Late afternoon is ours to explore the salt lakes in the National Park by foot, bicycle or scooter. Enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island. Tonight there may be an option to enjoy dinner or a BBQ on board our ship and chill after the night out in Dubrovnik last night! (B,L).

Day 8 Split. Our trip finishes today in Split and after an early breakfast it is time to say goodbye to the crew and farewell to our travelling companions (B).

1 1 1 1 1 1

D KO H VA U RC BR R O U LA V N IK

Day 7 Makarska – Split. Today we journey back to Split, via Omis. There is an option to go white water rafting. Split is a UNESCO World Heritage city, and has an abundance of Roman architecture including Diocletian’s Palace. Tonight is our last night together that we can spend out in Split or on our boat. (B,L)

1

M M A LJ KA ET RS KA

Day 4 Korcula-Dubrovnik. After breakfast we depart for Dubrovnik. Enjoy the beautiful sights on the way to the city that George Bernard Shaw called ‘heaven on earth’. Once in Dubrovnik take a walk through Stradun – a promenade and square inside the city walls or for those with a bit more energy, walk along the top of the 1,940m long city walls! (B,L).

Riviera. Tonight we stay in the port of Makarska, one of the most attractive resorts on the Croatian coast. (B,L)

SP LI T SP LI T

Day 2 Milna-Hvar. Early in the morning we continue our cruise towards Hvar, stopping to swim in the stunning water along the way. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic and is one of Croatia’s hotspots. The city offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. We could walk up to visit the Spanish Fortress or head straight to Hula Hula Beach for water sports and chill out time. Party into the early morning if we want! (B,L)

we climb a ladder to get in and our drinks come up by pulley! (B,L).

EN D

Day 1 Split– Milna. We embark on our Croatia sailing experience from Split harbour around lunch time and sail to our first overnight stop, Milna. There may be an option to enjoy dinner or a barbecue on board our ship or head to one of the local restaurants. (L)

M IL N A

Novi Dan

*Please note itinerary subject to change due to weather conditions and mooring conditions.

Day 6 Mljet – Makarska. From Mljet we sail across the Makarska Riviera located on the coast of mainland Croatia. Spend the afternoon swimming at one of the many beautiful beaches on the

Trip Code: HTXMG (Standard Boat), HTXMG3 (Ensuite Boat) G = Guaranteed Departure

ENSUITE BOAT

STANDARD BOAT

START

On Deck

Below Deck

ON Deck

Below Deck

$1680 $1680 $1680 $1680 $1595 $1595 $1480 $1290 $1140

$1555 $1555 $1555 $1555 $1480 $1480 $1360 $1140 $1075

$1365 $1365 $1365 $1365 $1295 $1295 $1195 $1120 $980

$1245 $1245 $1245 $1245 $1170 $1170 $1075 $1025 $930

30 06 13 20 27 03 10 17 24

Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

FINISH

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

06 13 20 27 03 10 17 24 01

Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

G G G G G G G G G

Standard Boats – Twin Share Cabins with Shared Facilities.

8 DAYS FROM

$930

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8 Day

Split to Dubrovnik

EXPLORER »

Split

CROATIA

Hvar

1

1 1 Jelsa/Starigrad Vela Luka

Vis

1

1

Korcula

Dubrovnik

1

1

1 1 1 1

KO V V EL IS RC A U L U LA KA

1

D M U LJ BR ET D O U V BR N I O K V N IK

1

EN D

1

H VA R

JE ST A LS RT A /S SP TA LI RI T G RA D

Mljet This trip operates in both directions. Reverse the itinerary for Dubrovnik to Split.

Day 1 Split – Jelsa/Starigrad. We embark on our Croatia sailing experience from Split harbour at lunch time and sail to our first overnight stop, Jelsa or Starigrad on the northern side of the island of Hvar. (L) Day 2 Jelsa/Starigrad - Hvar. This morning we stop at Bol on the island of Brac where we have some free time to visit Croatia’s most famous and most photographed beach, Zlani Rat, or spend time in Bol. Then it’s off to Hvar Town, one of Croatia’s hotspots. Hvar offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. We could walk up to visit the Spanish Fortress or head straight to Hula Hula Beach for water sports and chill out time. Party into the early morning if we want! (B,L) Day 3 Hvar – Vis. Vis is one of the outer-lying islands on the Dalmatian coast and because of this it is not as frequently visited by tourists or as developed. Weather permitting we visit the Blue Caves, a cave system which has a beautiful natural phenomenon owing to the colour of the water and the light, the Green Cave, and overnight in Vis. (B,L)

Dates & Prices AU$ START

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21 May 11 28 May 11 04 Jun 11* 11 Jun 11 18 Jun 11* 25 Jun 11 02 Jul 11* 09 Jul 11 16 Jul 11* 23 Jul 11

28 May 11 04 Jun 11 11 Jun 11 18 Jun 11 25 Jun 11 02 Jul 11 09 Jul 11 16 Jul 11 23 Jul 11 30 Jul 11

G G G G G G G G G G

Day 5 Vela Luka – Korcula. Our next stop is Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Once at Korcula why not visit Marco Polo’s house before a sunset cocktail at Massimos cocktail bar, built in the turret of a 15th century tower, where we climb a ladder to get in and our drinks come up by pulley! (B,L) Day 6 Korcula – Mljet. An early morning departure for Mljet. Late afternoon is ours to explore the salt lakes in the National Park by foot, bicycle or scooter. Enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island. Tonight there may be an option to enjoy dinner or a BBQ on board our ship. (B,L)

$980 $1120 $1120 $1120 $1195 $1195 $1295 $1295 $1365 $1365

$930 $1025 $1025 $1025 $1075 $1075 $1170 $1170 $1245 $1245

What’s Included »» 7 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) »» 7 nights twin share cabin accommodation on motor cruising boats »» Local Captain and Crew »» Topdeck Representative Enjoy the beautiful sights on the way to the city that George Bernard Shaw called ‘heaven on earth’. Once in Dubrovnik take a walk through Stradun – a promenade and square inside the city walls or for those with a bit more energy, walk along the top of the 1,940m long city walls! Enjoy a drink in the cafe on the face of the city walls watching the cliff divers before our final night. (B,L) Day 8 Dubrovnik. Our trip finishes today in Dubrovnik and after an early breakfast it is time to say goodbye to the crew and farewell to our travelling companions. (B) *Please note itinerary subject to change due to weather conditions and mooring conditions.

Day 7 Mljet – Dubrovnik. After breakfast we depart for Dubrovnik.

G = Guaranteed Departure ON BELOW DECK DECK

FINISH

Day 4 Vis – Vela Luka. Onwards to our first stop on the island of Korcula, Vela Luka. Vela Luka is set in a wide bay surrounded by many coves and slopes covered with vineyards, olive trees, fig trees and pine. It is also well known for it’s history of klape singing, an acappella style of singing that we may hear playing in the restaurants this evening. (B,L)

START

30 Jul 11* 06 Aug11 13 Aug11* 20 Aug11 27 Aug11* 03 Sep 11 10 Sep 11* 17 Sep 11 24 Sep 11*

Trip Code: HTXMG1 ON BELOW DECK DECK

FINISH

06 Aug11 13 Aug11 20 Aug11 27 Aug11 03 Sep 11 10 Sep 11 17 Sep 11 24 Sep 11 01 Oct 11

G G G G G G G G G

$1365 $1365 $1365 $1365 $1295 $1295 $1195 $1120 $980

*Reverse Departure. Prices based on Twin Share Cabins with Shared facilities.

$1245 $1245 $1245 $1245 $1170 $1170 $1075 $1025 $930

8 DAYS FROM

$930


1 Hvar Trstenik Korcula 1

1

1

2

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Dubrovnik

Day 3 Korcula - Hvar. We continue north to Hvar, one of Croatia’s hotspots. Hvar offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. We could walk up to visit the Spanish Fortress or head straight to Hula Hula Beach for water sports and chill out time. Party into the early morning if we want! (B,L) Day 4 Hvar - Trstenik. We leave Hvar and continue to Trstenik, a village and harbour on the southern coast of Peljesac penninsula. We have the afternoon to relax and swim here. Trstenik’s famous for it’s Dingac wine, make sure to sample some while here! (B,L)

Dates & Prices AU$ START

21 28 04 11 18 25 02 09 16 23

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

ON DECK

28 04 11 18 25 02 09 16 23 30

May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

G G G G G G G G G G

$975 $1120 $1120 $1120 $1270 $1270 $1380 $1380 $1450 $1450

»» 7 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) »» 7 nights twin share cabin accommodation on motor cruising boats »» Local Captain and Crew »» Topdeck Representative

1 1 1 1 1 2

*Please note itinerary subject to change due to weather conditions and mooring conditions. There is also an optional excursion offered on to Montenegro by minibus.

Day 7 Dubrovnik. Today we have another day to explore the ‘Jewel of the Adriatic’. Find the cafe set in the face of the city walls and enjoy a drink while watching the cliff divers. (B) Day 8 Dubrovnik. Our trip finishes today in Dubrovnik and after an early breakfast it is time to say goodbye to the crew and farewell to our travelling companions. (B)

G = Guaranteed Departure

FINISH

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

Day 6 Mljet - Dubrovnik. Today we return to Dubrovnik where we spend the last two nights of our journey. Enjoy the beautiful sights in the city that George Bernard Shaw called ‘heaven on earth’. Once in Dubrovnik take a walk through Stradun – a promenade and square inside the city walls or for those with a bit more energy, walk along the top of the 1,940m long city walls! (B,L)

What’s Included

TR H VA ST R EN IK

Day 2 Sipan - Korcula. Our next stop is Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Once at Korcula why not visit Marco Polo’s house before a sunset cocktail at Massimos cocktail bar, built in the turret of a 15th century tower, where we climb a ladder to get in and our drinks come up by pulley! (B,L)

Day 5 Trstenik - Mljet. We continue our journey after breakfast to Mljet. Late afternoon is ours to explore the salt lakes in the National Park by foot, bicycle or scooter. Enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island. Tonight there may be an option to enjoy dinner or a BBQ on board our ship. (B,L)

D M U LJ BR ET D O U V BR N IK O V N IK

Day 1 Dubrovnik - Sipan. We embark on our Croatia sailing experience from Dubrovnik harbour at lunch time and sail to our first overnight stop, Sipan, the biggest island of the Elafiti islands. (L)

EN D

Stoncica

KO SI PA RC N U LA

ST A RT

Mljet

Sipan

1

8 Day

CROATIA

D U BR O V N IK

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik

« EXPLORER

START

30 06 13 20 27 03 10 17 24

Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

Prices based on Twin Share Cabins with Shower & Toilet.

Trip Code: HTXMG2 ON DECK

FINISH

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

06 13 20 27 03 10 17 24 01

Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

G G G G G G G G G

$1450 $1450 $1450 $1450 $1380 $1380 $1270 $1120 $975

8 DAYS FROM

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Athens

start/finish

1 2 E GREEC

2 Mykonos 2

2 Paros

Athens

Santorini NO. OF NIGHTS STAY

Santorini

What’s Included »» »» »» »» »»

9 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) 9 nights hotel accommodation in twin or triple rooms Transfers to and from ports and hotels Transportation by ferries between the islands Services of an experienced English speaking Trip Leader/guide »» Excursions as per the itinerary (entrance fees not included) »» Sightseeing walking tours in Athens, Paros, Mykonos and Santorini »» Athens welcome dinner with Greek music and dancing

Day 1 Athens. Welcome to Athens, one of the most breathtaking cities in the world. Our hotel is located close to all the sights and sounds of Athens. In the evening we meet up with our fellow passengers and Trip Leader. Following our trip briefing it’s time to head out and sample some of the nightlife. Day 2 Athens. After breakfast, we explore Athens with a walking tour. Our Trip Leader shows us the major sights in town, including the vibrant Plaka area and its markets, the world famous Acropolis and Syntagma Square. We also see the changing of the guards. Free time this afternoon before we join the locals for traditional Greek dancing and local cuisine. (B,D) Day 3 Athens to Paros. It’s an early start today as we take a private transfer to the port of Piraeus to catch the ferry to the first of the beautiful islands. We pass many idyllic islands

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– it is no wonder this part of Greece is so popular. Our hotel in Paros is a short walk from the beach. A walking tour around the harbour and through the narrow streets of the town gets us orientated. The afternoon is free to explore the island on our own. (B) Day 4 Paros. One of the lesser known islands of the Cyclades, Paros exudes a laid-back charm that is hard to beat. Relax on the beach and top up the tan, visit the church of Ekatontapiliani, or visit Naousa, Kolimbithres and the important sights on the island – choices, choices! Or a short bus ride to the village of Lefkes for the views and the photos. (B) Day 5 Paros to Mykonos. A short ferry ride to stunning Mykonos, the most cosmopolitan of the Greek Cycladic Islands. The afternoon is free to discover the island at our leisure. There is plenty to do on Mykonos – shop, eat, relax – something to suit


Greek Island Hopper

10 Day Dates & Prices AU$

G = Guaranteed Departure

FINISH

START

FINISH

16 Apr 11 23 Apr 11 30 Apr 11 07 May11 14 May11 21 May11 28 May11 02 Jun 11 04 Jun 11 09 Jun 11 11 Jun 11 16 Jun 11 18 Jun 11 23 Jun 11

25 Apr 11 02 May11 09 May11 16 May11 23 May11 30 May11 06 Jun 11 11 Jun 11 13 Jun 11 18 Jun 11 20 Jun 11 25 Jun 11 27 Jun 11 02 Jul 11

25 Jun 11 30 Jun 11 02 Jul 11 07 Jul 11 09 Jul 11 14 Jul 11 16 Jul 11 21 Jul 11 23 Jul 11 28 Jul 11 30 Jul 11 04 Aug11 06 Aug11

04 Jul 11 09 Jul 11 11 Jul 11 16 Jul 11 18 Jul 11 23 Jul 11 25 Jul 11 30 Jul 11 01 Aug11 06 Aug11 08 Aug11 13 Aug11 15 Aug11

G G

9

Day 10 Athens. Our journey ends after breakfast as we bid farewell to Greece and new found friends. (B)

START

G

7

Day 9 Santorini to Athens. In the afternoon we depart Santorini for Athens, arriving late evening. Transfer to the hotel in downtown Athens. (B)

Day 7 Mykonos to Santorini. Today we catch the ferry past many small islands and arrive at the island of Santorini, with its remarkable volcanic caldera. Our hotel has amazing views over the plain to the sea. In the afternoon we have a tour visiting some of the interesting and important sights of the island. The sunset at Oia

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5

Day 8 Santorini. A free day on the island. We can discover Thira – the capital, Kamenes, Ancient Thira, or take a boat trip to the volcanic crater and swim in the warm sea. Alternatively relax by the pool and await the next sunset – life doesn’t get much better than this! (B)

Day 6 Mykonos. A free day on the island. Why not kick back and relax on one of the many superb beaches or check out the sights such as Kastro, the complex of churches. There is an optional half day excursion to the nearby island of Delos, the traditional birthplace of the sun god Apollo. (B)

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3

ATH SA M PA ST YK A RO N RT EN TO O ATH S N S ATH RI O EN N S I EN S S

makes for some memorable photos with the sun reflecting off the white houses like snow against the dark volcanic stone cliffs. (B)

every taste or mood. In the evening we watch the famous sunset over the windmills in the area of Mykonos town known as ‘little Venice.’ The legendary nightlife, for which Mykonos is justly famous for, is ours to enjoy! (B)

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1

Total Trip Price $1680 Total Trip Price $1825 Total Trip Price $1965 Prices based on per person twin or triple share.

G G G G G G G

Trip Code: HTG1 START

FINISH

11 Aug11 13 Aug11 18 Aug11 20 Aug11 25 Aug11 27 Aug11 03 Sep 11 10 Sep 11 17 Sep 11 24 Sep 11 01 Oct 11 08 Oct 11 15 Oct 11

20 Aug11 22 Aug11 27 Aug11 29 Aug11 03 Sep 11 05 Sep 11 12 Sep 11 19 Sep 11 26 Sep 11 03 Oct 11 10 Oct 11 17 Oct 11 24 Oct 11

G G G G G G

10 DAYS FROM

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EXPLORER »

Arromanches Bayeux Camembert 1 Mont St Michel start/finish 3 Paris Loire Valley 1 Congac

Chambord

E FRANCLyon

Bordeaux 2 St Emilion

1

Carcassonne Castle

2 Annecy Avignon

Pont du Gard

Carcassonne 1

2

Monaco

French Riviera

NO. OF NIGHTS STAY DAY STOP

Escargot (Snails)

What’s Included »» 13 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) »» 12 nights hotel accommodation in twin share and 1 night in a Chateau »» Modern air-conditioned coach »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver

Day 1 Paris. Our experience starts today, in perhaps the most beautiful city in the world. After meeting our fellow travellers, enjoy seeing Paris by night on the city lights tour! (D) Day 2 Paris. Enjoy a free day to explore the incredible French capital. We’ll quickly learn why this city is so popular. We can also take this opportunity to travel out to the incomparable Versailles. Finish the day with Topdeck’s unique Paris Gourmet Picnic under the Eiffel Tower, and, if we are feeling up to it, an optional cruise down the Seine River. (B,D) Day 3 Paris. Another full day to enjoy Paris. Explore the winding streets of Le Marais or wander up the ChampsÉlysées. During the evening, enjoy the rare chance of seeing an authentic French Cabaret. (B) Day 4 Paris to Bayeux, Normandy. Before we hit the beaches of Normandy today we visit Camembert, where of course we get to taste their delicious cheese! In the afternoon, learn loads more about the D-Day landings during a visit to the 360 degree cinema at Arromanches Les

Chateau de Chambord

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Monaco

Bains. Tonight we stay in the charming town of Bayeux. (B,D) Day 5 Bayeux to Loire Valley. Today we visit Mont St-Michel, one of France’s most incredible attractions. After the walk up to the abbey, we head off to the Loire Valley, otherwise known as “chateaux valley”. Tonight we have the chance to stay in a chateau! (B,D) Day 6 Loire Valley to Bordeaux. This morning we can visit the famous Château de Chambord or marvel at its beauty from a boat ride around its base. We then make a stopover in the Cognac region before travelling to Bordeaux for the night. (B,D) Day 7 Bordeaux, day trip to Saint Emilion. Today we see why Bordeaux and the surrounding region is so famous. There is nothing like French wine, and there is no French wine like a good Bordeaux! Visit the hilltop town of Saint Emilion and sample some of the delicious vintages during a visit to a local winery. (B) Day 8 Bordeaux to Carcassonne. On to Carcassonne today, an excellent example of a fortified city. Enjoy a


Discover France

14 Day arrival, learn a bit about the interesting history of the town during our city tour. (B)

Day 9 Carcassonne to French Riviera. First up is the unbelievable Pont du Gard aqueduct, then we arrive in the celeb hotspot of Cote d’Azur. Keep the camera ready! (B,D)

Day 13 Annecy, French Alps. Today is a free day in the Alps. Enjoy the view of Mont Blanc from one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes, or just revel in the atmosphere from the shore! Tonight we have our farewell dinner. (B,D)

»» »» »» »»

Paris Gourmet Picnic Camembert Museum and tasting Arromanches 360 degree cinema Wine tasting in Bordeaux

5

Day 14 Annecy to Paris. Today it’s back to Paris where we say goodbye to new friends. The bright side? We’re back in Paris! (B)

6

Day 11 French Riviera to Lyon. Today we leave the Cote d’Azur and head to the city of Avignon, once home to the papacy. Then to Lyon, France’s third largest city, and perhaps its culinary capital. Although they can be, well, daunting, we have to give one of the local dishes a try! (B)

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Day 12 Lyon to Annecy, French Alps. Time this morning to spend exploring the city of Lyon. Take in the breathtaking scenery as we head to Annecy in the French Alps. On

G = Guaranteed Departure

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FINISH

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03 Jun 17 Jun 01 Jul 15 Jul

16 Jul 11 30 Jul 11 13 Aug11

29 Jul 11 12 Aug11 26 Aug11

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Trip Code: HTDF START

FINISH

27 Aug11 10 Sep 11 24 Sep 11

09 Sep 11 23 Sep 11 07 Oct 11

Total Trip Price $2855 Total Trip Price $2995

Prices based on per person twin share. 5% reduction for triple share.

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14 DAYS FROM

$2855

11

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12

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Day 10 French Riviera evening trip to Monaco. We have a day free today to either hit the famous beaches of the French Riviera, or wear those soles down by doing some hardcore shopping. Tonight we go to Monaco where we can try our luck at one of the many casinos. (B)

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What’s Included »» 18 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) »» 17 nights hotel accommodation in twin rooms and 3 nights multi-share cabin accommodation on overnight ferries »» Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver »» All ferry crossings

Day 1 Madrid, Spain. Welcome to Espana! This afternoon our Trip Leader takes us on an enlightening tour of Spain’s capital city, Madrid. Landmarks such as the Royal Palace, the home to one of Europe’s oldest monarchies, and the Plaza de Espana, the main square of Madrid are highlights. Our welcome dinner follows this evening. (D) Day 2 Madrid. There is free time today to taste the various cultural and artistic aspects of this cosmopolitan city! Visit the Prado Museum with its fine collection of European art, watch the passing parade in the Plaza Mayor, relax in the peaceful botanical gardens, or visit the home of Real Madrid if a football fan! (B) Day 3 Madrid to Mallorca. Today we cross to the coast and spend the afternoon in Valencia, situated in the centre of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline, before our overnight ferry to the beautiful island of Mallorca. (B) Days 4 – 5 Mallorca. Two days to explore this Mediterranean paradise and largest of the Balearic Islands. There is something for everyone here – from cathedrals, palaces, castles and

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ruins to shopping, beaches, beach clubs, and energetic nightlife. The coastline offers diving, snorkelling, kayaking and cave trips or venture into the interior for cycling and hiking! (B,D) (B) Day 6 Mallorca to Barcelona. Back to the mainland today and dynamic Barcelona where surreal architecture, a thriving port, and modern lifestyle offers a cultural cocktail! The night entertainment could include a traditional Spanish flamenco show. (B,D) Day 7 Barcelona. Discover what makes Barcelona tick today. Gaze at Gaudi’s bizarre works such as La Sagrada Familia or Parc Guell, check out the Gothic historic centre or wander Las Ramblas, crowded with flower sellers and street performers, in search of a plate of tapas and a memento of Spain. (B) Days 8 - 9 Barcelona to Venice, Italy. Throw down a Spanish tostada and strong coffee before departing Barcelona for our overnight Mediterranean ferry crossing to Italy. Disembark in Genoa, located on the Ligurian Sea at the north end of the


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21 Day Day 11 Venice to Florence. Our journey south today takes in the Leaning Tower of Pisa, with time to stop for a photo, before arriving in Florence, the capital city of the Tuscan region..think delicious cuisine, chianti and cultural heritage! (B,D) Day 12 Florence. There are many art treasures in Florence, so put on some walking shoes and maximize the time to check out this “outdoor museum”. As the jewel of Renaissance Italy as well as the home of the famous “David”, there is much to see!

Day 13 Florence to Rome. From one great Italian city to another; next is the “Eternal City” of Roma! This afternoon, visit the Vatican, home of the Catholic Church and seat of the papacy to see St Peter’s Basilica and the famous Sistine Chapel with its wonderful Renaissance frescoes. (B) Day 14 Rome. Our Rome walking tour is legendary and includes the magnificent Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. The afternoon is left free to indulge in personal pursuits however an espresso coffee standing in one of the many coffee houses is a must-do! (B,D) Days 15-16 Rome to Athens, Greece. From Rome we travel to the Adriatic coast where our overnight ferry departs. Disembarkation is at the Greek port of Patras before our journey continues to Athens. There is time on arrival for an orientation tour to familiarise us with this spectacular city – a true mix of ancient and modern. High up on the acropolis, overlooking the city, stands the

exclusive ck to topde »» V  aporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice »» Farewell dinner in Athens Parthenon – awesome! (B) (D) Days 17-19 Athens to Mykonos. Get set for 3 nights to explore one of the world’s most popular resort islands. Mykonos, with a guest list that rivals the French Riviera, is the most cosmopolitan of the Greek Cycladic Islands. Comprising of stunning scenery, great beaches, tavernas galore and celebrated nightlife it is one place that will not be forgotten. (B,D) (B) (B) Day 20 Mykonos to Athens. Unfortunately it is time to leave this island paradise and return to Athens by ferry. Our final night and farewell dinner in Athens brings closure to a great experience. (B,D) Day 21 Athens. Farewell new friends this morning after breakfast. (B)

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Day 1 Madrid, Spain. Welcome to Espana! This afternoon our Trip Leader takes us on a tour of Spain’s capital city, Madrid. Our welcome dinner follows this evening. (D) Day 2 Madrid. There is free time today to taste the various cultural and artistic aspects of this cosmopolitan city! (B) Day 3 Madrid to Mallorca. Today we cross to Valencia, situated in the centre of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline, before our overnight ferry to the beautiful island of Mallorca. (B) Days 4 – 5 Mallorca. Two days to explore this Mediterranean paradise and largest of the Balearic Islands. (B,D)(B) Day 6 Mallorca to Barcelona. Back to the mainland today and dynamic Barcelona where surreal architecture, a thriving port, and modern lifestyle offers a cultural cocktail! (B,D) Day 7 Barcelona. Discover what makes Barcelona tick today. (B) Days 8 – 9 Barcelona to Venice, Italy. Depart Barcelona for our ferry crossing to Italy. Disembark in Genoa followed by a stop in Verona

to view Juliet’s balcony and then to incomparable Venice.(B)(D) Day 10 Venice. There are only two ways to see the real Venice - our walking tour and a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal for an alternate view. (B) Day 11 Venice to Florence. Our journey south today takes in the Leaning Tower of Pisa, before arriving in Florence, the capital city of the Tuscan region. (B,D) Day 12 Florence. There are many art treasures in Florence, so put on some walking shoes and maximize the time to check out this “outdoor museum”. (B)

Day 14 Rome. Our Rome walking tour is legendary and includes the magnificent Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. The afternoon is left free. (B,D) Day 15 Rome. Our trip finishes this morning after breakfast. (B)

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Day 1 Venice, Italy. Arrive in Venice today and meet our group and Trip Leader this evening for a welcome dinner. (D) Day 2 Venice. There are only two ways to see the real Venice - our walking tour passes the famous Rialto Bridge, St Mark’s Basilica, Doges Palace and the Bridge of Sighs and a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal for an alternate view. A gondola ride is a must-do or wander the twisting alleyways across canal bridges! (B) Day 3 Venice to Florence. Our journey south today takes in the Leaning Tower of Pisa, with time to stop for a photo, before arriving in Florence. (B,D) Day 4 Florence. There are many art treasures in Florence, so put on some walking shoes and maximize the time to check out this “outdoor museum”. Alternatively the food and shopping are out of this world! (B)

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Day 6 Rome. Our Rome walking tour is legendary and includes the magnificent Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. The afternoon is left free. (B,D) Days 7-8 Rome to Athens, Greece. From Rome we travel to Bari on the Adriatic coast where our overnight ferry departs for Patras. Then Athens and an orientation tour of this city – a true mix of ancient and modern. (B) (D) Days 9-11 Athens to Mykonos. Get set for 3 nights to explore one of the world’s most popular resort islands. Stunning scenery, great beaches, tavernas galore and celebrated nightlife it is one place that will not be forgotten. (B,D) (B) (B)

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Day 12 Mykonos to Athens. Return ferry transfer back to Athens for our final night and farewell dinner. (B,D)

Day 5 Florence to Rome. From one great Italian city to another and next is the “Eternal City” of Roma! This afternoon, visit the Vatican to see St Peter’s Basilica and the famous Sistine Chapel. (B)

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EXPLORER » ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli

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11 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 10 nights 3* and 4* hotel accommodation 1 night overnight train in multi-share cabins Escorted services of an experienced English speaking guide Air-conditioned vehicle Sightseeing tours of all major cities and sights.

Day 1 Istanbul, Turkey. We arrive in magical Istanbul and make our own way to the hotel for a meeting with our Trip Leader, followed by a welcome meal to meet our fellow travellers. (D) Day 2 Istanbul to Ankara. Our city tour this morning takes in all of Istanbul’s main sights including Aya Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Underground Cistern, and the Hippodrome. We then have free time to explore and perhaps shop! Tonight we board our overnight train bound for Ankara, Turkey’s capital city. (B) Day 3 Ankara to Cappadocia. On arrival into Ankara we visit Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Kemel Ataturk the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey. From here it’s a coach trip to Goreme and our base for the Cappadocia region. Tonight we have a traditional dinner in a local family’s home. (B,D) Day 4 Cappadocia. We explore the the distinctive features of the region including the Devrent Valley with its unique fairy-chimneys. (B)

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Day 5 Cappadocia to Konya. First up today we venture to the underground city of Derinkuyu, where the early Christians hid to avoid persecution from the Romans. Then the ancient trade stop of the Sultanhani Caravanserai before arriving in religiously conservative Konya, Turkey’s spiritual centre. An opportunity here to visit the Mevlana Whirling Dervish Museum. (B) Day 6 Konya to Fethiye. Today our destination is Fethiye, known for its tombs carved into the rock cliffs dating back to the 4th century BC and referred to by the Turks as “a paradise God granted to the earth”. We stop en route at the breathtaking Saklikent Gorge, Turkey’s longest and deepest canyon. (B,D) Day 7 Fethiye. Belonging to the stunning Turkish Riviera, Fethiye provides plenty of options for a day out. Relax on a cruise to the 12 Islands of Fethiye or spend the time chilling out on the beach. Apart from its climate and natural beauty it is hospitable and reasonably priced. The Museum is rich with artefacts and interesting displays for those


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12 Day Day 9 Kusadasi. A full day to visit the Roman city of Ephesus. It is said that Ephesus is one of the most beautiful ancient cities in the world. It was also a cult centre attracting thousands of pilgrims for traditional worship of the female, first Cybele, then Artemis and finally the Virgin Mary in the Christian period. In the afternoon we continue our trip by visiting the House of Virgin Mary. This place was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1896 and since then has become a popular place of pilgrimage. (B)

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Day 8 Fethiye to Kusadasi via Pamukkale. From Fethiye we travel to the white calcium terraces of Pamukkale or Cotton Castle. Bathe in the hot spring waters – the thermal waters have been used for therapeutic treatments since the Roman period. We also take a tour of the ancient Roman city of Hierapolis which was founded as a spa and became a healing centre. We reach Kusadasi in the early evening. (B,D)

Day 10 Kusadasi to Canakkale. We head to Bergama in the province of Izmir which is known for its gold, cotton and carpets. We stop at Pergamon, a former ancient Greek city containing a wealth of ancient ruins where we have the opportunity to go on a guided tour of the mighty Acropolis dating back to the 3rd Century B.C. Finally we visit historic Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and beautiful Helen. (B)

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Day 1 Reykjavík, Iceland. Arrive today and make our way to our accommodation in Reykjavík. We meet our Trip Leader and group for a meeting to learn more about our adventure! Day 2 Reykjavík to Borgarnes/ Laugarvatn. Today we drive to the famous Golden Circle of South Iceland. Our first stop is Gullfoss, one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland. We then visit the geothermic region, home to many hot springs, mud pools and geysers. Here we see Strokkur, the world’s most active geyser. It is likely to erupt several times during our visit to heights of 100 feet. We continue our trip to Þingvellir National Park, the great lava area in a rift valley, where the Icelandic Parliament met for centuries from 930 AD onwards. Our overnight stay is in area Borgarnes. (B) *In July and August the overnight stay will be in the area of Laugarvatn and we will drive to the Skafafjördur area over the Kjölur. The Kjölur is one of the two main routes across the Icelandic highlands. In this event we will not visit the waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafossar on day 3.

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Day 3 Borgarnes/Laugarvatn to Akureyri. The first stop today is at Hraunfossar, a series of lava-falls, before we continue our tour to visit Barnafossar waterfall. Its name, ‘the waterfall of the children’, is based on an Icelandic folk tale. We pass the Skagafjörður, a fjord in northern Iceland and visit the Varmahlid area, famous for its outdoor activities. It is here that we can enjoy an optional rafting or horse riding excursion. Our overnight stay is in Akureyri, Iceland’s main town in the north and only 100km away from the Arctic circle! (B) Day 4 Akureyri to Lake Mývatn. Today we drive eastwards to Lake Mývatn. On the way we stop at the Goðafoss waterfall, where legend says the ancient Nordic gods Óðinn and Þór still watch over the country’s well being. The area of Lake Mývatn is a beautiful landscape with many interesting geological and volcanic features. The lake is known for the huge number of ducks that call it home. We visit pseudo-craters, solfataras with boiling sulphuric mud pools and a lava-labyrinth. An optional whale watching cruise is also available today. (B,D)


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Dyrhólaey cliff where we may get to see thousands of puffins. Our next stop is at the Skógarfoss waterfall and then Seljalandsfoss waterfall, before we continue the trip through the farmlands of the south. A stop at the Blue Lagoon for a refreshing bath or swim in the pleasantly warm mineral-rich water, reputed for its healing properties. We arrive back in Reykjavík in the late afternoon. (B)

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Day 5 Lake Mývatn to Höfn. From Mývatn we continue eastwards and pass the stunning Eastfjords. The Eastfjords of Iceland are a landscape with high steep mountains, rolling hills and beautiful lakes. Fjords and valleys are aplenty and the views are magnificent – don’t forget a camera! We overnight in the area of Höfn, an Icelandic fishing community. (B,D)

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We know that for many of you, the ANZAC dawn service is a once in a lifetime trip, and at Topdeck we are dedicated to making it truly memorable. We cut no corners with our ANZAC trips, whether they are staying in Turkey for ANZAC Day at Gallipoli, or visiting the Western Front for the ANZAC service at VillersBretonneux.

At Topdeck we believe in combining the highest quality with outstanding value to ensure your ANZAC experience is unforgettable. And with a history of over 30 years of operating ANZAC trips, we know a thing or two about delivering a professional and all encompassing ANZAC experience. We are passionate about giving you the most thorough insight into the plight of the ANZACs, along with the amazing sights and experiences that both Turkey and the Western Front of France have to offer. We provide all of our passengers with professional Trip Leaders to ensure that you get the most authentic and well rounded experience. Our European trained crew are there to make sure that your ANZAC experience is an unforgettable one, and as every passenger gets a commemorative Topdeck ANZAC hoodie, you’ll have the memories to share forever.

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TURKEY

FRANCE

Gallipoli

Western Front

The location of one of the most well known landings in WW1, the Gallipoli Peninsula today is a serene and beautiful landscape. Topdeck’s ANZAC programme gives you the chance to not only take in the amazing landscape where the ANZACs landed in 1915, but also see some of what Turkey has to offer. All our ANZAC trips stay in superior 3* hotels, and in Istanbul you can be guaranteed that you’ll be within walking distance of all the local attractions including the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia and Grand Bazaar. Our fully guided walking tours of the major sights means that you are able to make the most out of your time in each city.

The Western Front in France, although not as well known as Gallipoli, was scene to some of the most horrific battles experienced by the ANZACs during WW1. It was here that the greatest number of casualties suffered by troops from all over Commonwealth took place.

In addition, Topdeck is the only company to offer you not one but two professional Trip Leaders on each trip, so that you get the most out of your ANZAC experience. We combine the services of a fully qualified, English speaking local guide who has prior experience at ANZAC with the skills from an Australian or New Zealand European trained Topdeck Trip Leader to ensure that all bases are covered.

Topdeck’s Western Front ANZAC trip visits places of historical significance not only for the Australians and New Zealanders on board (including the recently opened Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery), but also places where other Commonwealth troops fought alongside the ANZACs. Our fully guided tours of each of these significant sights give all Topdeck passengers a greater understanding of the trials faced by all Commonwealth troops during WW1.

Inclued in all Gallipoli trips... • Hotel accommodation on a twin or triple share basis • Overnight “camp out” under the stars at ANZAC Cove, with attendance at the ANZAC Dawn Ceremony, plus the opportunity to attend the Australian and New Zealand Memorial Services • Fully guided tour of the Gallipoli battle site • Fully guided walking tour of “Old” Istanbul including the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, the Underground Cistern and Hippodrome • Fully guided driving tour of “Modern” Istanbul including Taksim Square, Istiklal Avenue and Camlica Hill • Services of an experienced and fully licensed Turkish Guide

Included in the Western Front trip... • Hotel accommodation on a twin or triple share basis • Fully guided tour of significant ANZAC sites and battlefields • Attendance at the Dawn Ceremony at Villers Bretonneux • Services of an expert battlefields guide • Services of a European trained Topdeck Driver • Service English channel ferry transfers • Modern, air-conditioned coach • Commemorative Topdeck hoodie

• Services of a European Trained Topdeck Trip Leader • Modern air conditioned coach • Commemorative Topdeck hoodie

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6 Day Patrol

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10 Day Sortie

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15 Day Expedition

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Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). We cross the English Channel and head for magical Paris, where this evening we take in all the splendour on a “City Lights” tour. (D)

The temperature may have dropped but the charm and romance of Europe keeps rising through the winter. Relax by authentic cracking fires, be invigorated by the crisp winter air and stroll through uncrowded markets with prices at a fraction of the summer cost. Sightseeing and shopping is a pleasure without the hustle and bustle of the summer crowds. 130

Even spending money is easier in winter with Topdeck! We have taken advantage of Europe’s winter pricing to help you save your hard earned holiday savings. Our winter trip prices are up to 25% below their summer equivalents.

Day 2 Paris. A free day in Paris! Round off a memorable day with a delicious included dinner, perhaps followed by an optional cabaret show or cruise on the River Seine. (B,D) Day 3 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. We depart Paris and head to stunning Switzerland and the gorgeous village of Lauterbrunnen. (B,D) Day 4 Swiss Alps. Today, take an optional train ride to the summit of Jungfrau and enjoy the spectacular views. (B,D) Day 5 Swiss Alps to Florence, Italy. Onwards to Italy! First stop Pisa and the iconic Leaning Tower before heading to artistic Florence. (B,D)

Day 6 Florence. Explore gorgeous Florence with a local guide before indulging in the artistic wonder and excellent shopping. (B) Day 7 Florence to Rome, Italy. We stop at Orvieto en-route to the ‘Eternal City’. Rome boasts many great sites and famous monuments many of which we see in on our walking tour! (B,D) Day 8 Rome. Today we have the chance to visit Vatican City, the day is then free to sightsee, shop, wine and dine in this most fashionable city. (B) Day 9 Rome to Venice, Italy. North through Tuscany, stopping on the way to visit Juliet’s balcony at Verona before arriving in enchanting Venice. (B,D) Day 10 Venice. Venice is a truly unique place. See St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Rialto Bridge, and maybe take a gondola ride on the famous waters of the Grand Canal! (B)


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Day 14 Vienna to Budapest, Hungary. We head east in to one of Europe’s most romantic capitals, Budapest! A driving tour takes in the highlights. (B,D)

Day 19 Prague. Sights such as the Castle District, the Tyn Church and Charles Bridge make Prague arguably the finest Gothic city in the world. (B) Day 20 Prague to Berlin, Germany. First stop is the 800 year old city of Dresden, before the German capital of Berlin. (B,D)

Day 15 Budapest. A free day to explore. The cobbled streets of the Castle District are a great start. (B)

Day 21 Berlin. Today is free day to explore this historic city, stacked with amazing museums, fantastic shopping and great eateries. (B)

Day 16 Budapest to Krakow, Poland via Slovakia. We pass through Slovakia and head to Krakow in Poland, a medieval city which miraculously escaped major damage during World War II. (B,D)

Day 22 Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Our final destination is the famously liberal city of Amsterdam. This evening we see Dam Square, and even walk around the famous Red Light District! (B)

Day 17 Krakow. A free day to wander through the mysterious streets of the Old Town. (B)

Day 23 Amsterdam. This morning a Topdeck exclusive bicycle tour. Later on, we can see a different side of Amsterdam on an optional canal cruise following our farewell dinner. (B,D)

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Day 13 Salzburg to Vienna. On to charming Vienna, capital of Austria and home to classical music, opera and delicious strudel. (B)

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Day 1 London to Paris, France (option to join in Paris). We cross the English Channel and head for magical Paris, where this evening we take a “City Lights” tour. (D) Day 2 Paris. A free day to explore France’s grand capital! (B,D) Day 3 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. We depart Paris and head to the gorgeous village of Lauterbrunnen. (B,D)

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Day 9 Rome to Venice, Italy. North today stopping in Verona to see Juliet’s balcony. Then on to enchanting Venice. (B,D) Day 10 Venice. Wander the alleyways, sit in St Marks Square and enjoy an optional gondola ride on the Grand Canal! (B) Day 11 Venice to Salzburg, Austria. Into Austria and the beauty of charming Salzburg. (B,D)

Day 4 Swiss Alps. Take an optional train ride to the summit of Jungfrau for spectacular views. (B,D)

Day 12 Salzburg to Prague, Czech Republic. Today we visit the former concentration camp of Mauthausen, before arriving in Prague. (B,D)

Day 5 Swiss Alps to Florence, Italy. The Leaning Tower is first before we head to artistic Florence. (B,D)

Day 13 Prague. Today is free to explore Prague. (B)

Day 6 Florence. Explore Florence with a local guide this morning, then go shopping! (B)

Day 14 Prague to Berlin, Germany. First stop is the 800 year old city of Dresden then to Berlin. (B,D)

Day 7 Florence to Rome, Italy. We stop at Orvieto en-route to the ‘Eternal City’. Our walking tour includes many of Rome’s legendary sites! (B,D)

Day 15 Berlin. A free day to check out the amazing museums, fantastic shopping and great eateries. (B)

Day 8 Rome. Visit the Vatican City and then the day is free. (B)

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Day 1 London to Paris, France (option also to join in Paris). From London to the chic French capital. Upon arrival we enjoy a city lights tour of Paris.

Day 8 Rome to Venice. On to fair Verona, home to Romeo and Juliet. After checking out Juliet’s balcony, it’s off to enchanting Venice in time for dinner. (B,D)

Day 2 Paris. Free day to explore the shops, cafés and museums. (B,D)

Day 9 Venice. This morning we make our way to St Mark’s Square before enjoying a demonstration at a local Venetian lace school. There is also an optional gondola ride! (B)

DayS 3-4 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Take in the majestic Swiss Alps and the pristine waters of Lake Lucerne before enjoying an included group dinner. (B,D) (B,D) Day 5 Swiss Alps to Florence, Italy. Onwards to Italy! We make our way to the grand city of Florence, birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. (B,D)

Day 10 Venice to Salzburg, Austria. On to Austria and charming Salzburg. Famous for being the home of Mozart, our walking tour takes in some great architecture and give us a feel for this classy city. (B,D) Day 11 Salzburg to Heidelberg, Germany. We head to Heidelberg, a picturesque university city where the castle proudly sits over the Old Town. (B,D)

Day 6 Florence to Rome. First we enjoy a tour of Florence before heading to Rome were our walking tour visits the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and more. (B) Day 7 Rome. This morning we visit Vatican City. An optional guided tour takes in the Vatican Museums and the incredible Sistine Chapel. The rest of the day is free to explore Rome. (B)

Day 12 Heidelberg to Amsterdam, Netherlands. To cosmopolitan Amsterdam, famous for its bikes, canals and liberal lifestyle! (B) Day 13 Amsterdam. Our included, Topdeck exclusive bicycle tour is a great way to see Amsterdam as the

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got a question? WHAT DOES MY TRIP INCLUDE?

Coach transport, ferry crossings, accommodation, meals as specified, and activities & extras such as local city guides as specified depending on your trip. Services of a Trip Leader and Driver plus on our EuroClub the services of an ‘On Site Chef’ in Lauterbrunnen, Venice and Rome, and on our Russian, Scandinavian and EuroCamping trips an ‘On Road Chef’.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

Your spending money, visas, personal travel insurance, medical fees, cost of optional activities & excursions, entrance fees to the various museums and sights visited (unless specified in the What’s Included section), flights, departure taxes, port taxes for flotilla sailing.

HOW MANY OTHER PEOPLE WILL BE ON THE TRIP?

Group sizes vary. As a guideline, an average trip will have about 35 passengers on board. However, the coaches are often full especially in high season. Minimum numbers would not normally be below 20 passengers. On our Explorer Series, the average is 16 although there can be up to 30.

WHAT SORT OF PEOPLE WILL BE ON THE TRIP?

Our travellers come from all over the world and are aged between 18 and 39. Like you, they will be up for a great travel experience and for meeting like-minded travellers. Roughly half of our passengers travel on their own.

WHAT VISAS WILL I NEED?

Obtaining correct visas is your own responsibility. Not having correct visas could mean you missing out on part or all of your trip. Please refer to the visa

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section on our website (which should be used as a guide only) or ask your Travel Agent. Then, double check with the individual embassies before you depart, remembering that visa requirements can change at short notice. For most of the countries where visas are required, it is NOT possible to obtain the visa whilst on the trip and some visas take 3-4 weeks to obtain. Some trips require a multiple entry visa for some countries, so check your itinerary carefully. For trips going to Russia, Topdeck will provide an invitation letter that you MUST have to obtain your visa.

DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?

Yes. Travel insurance is compulsory on all our trips. Topdeck or your Travel Agent can arrange a policy for you at the time of booking. Your insurance policy must cover you for cancellation, liability, curtailment, loss of money, loss or damage to baggage or personal belongings and medical insurance including repatriation costs. You MUST bring your policy with you on your trip. If you do not have one at the start of the trip you will be required to purchase a policy.

HOW DO EUROHOTEL TRIPS WORK?

On our EuroHotel trips you will be staying in a range of 2*& 3* hotels, on a twin share basis with a 5% reduction for triple share. We have tried to select hotels that display the local character of the countries we visit and have avoided multi-national chain hotels. We have also tried to select hotels as centrally located as possible. Please bear in mind that European hotel rooms may be smaller than you may be used to for similar standard hotels in Australia, New Zealand, North America or Asia.

HOW DO EUROCLUB TRIPS WORK?

On our EuroClub trips you will be sleeping in multi-share accommodation with 2 to 4 persons of the same sex sharing. The Rhine Valley castle however has a variety of room sizes accommodating from 4 to 10. In certain hostels during peak season, some rooms may be larger depending on availability. The accommodation ranges from hostels and Gasthofs to bungalows in some of Europe’s best campsites. There are also some hotel upgrades on a number of trips.

HOW DO EUROCAMPING TRIPS WORK?

On our EuroCamping trips you will be sleeping in dome-style tents on a twin-share basis. In some parts of Europe you will receive a free hotel or hostel upgrade. Our tents are very roomy and easy to put up and your crew will demonstrate this at the start of your trip. Air mattresses are supplied but you will need to bring a sleeping bag. On all trips we carry our own spacious cook tent. All cutlery and eating utensils are supplied. Our ‘On Road Chefs’ will appreciate any assistance you may care to offer with meal preparation. ‘

HOW DO EXPLORER TRIPS WORK?

Our Explorer Trips concentrate on Regional Europe rather than ‘Round Europe Trips’ and are so designed to give you an in depth insight into the countries visited. The group size is smaller (average is 16), but group sizes will vary between 10 and 30. Transportation is via our own coaches plus we use local ferries in Greece and traditional motor/ sailors on our Croatian sailing program. Accommodation on other Explorer programs is on a twin and triple share basis primarily using 3* hotels.

WHAT WILL I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?

This depends on the type of trip you choose. Sleeping bags are a necessity on ALL EuroClub and EuroCamping trips. A common problem is people bringing too many things! Please refer to our suggested clothing list in the pre-departure information which you can download from our website. Oh, and don’t forget your camera, passport, visas and a positive attitude! If you suffer from any medical condition please bring extra supplies of medication as it could be difficult to find in Europe.

HOW MUCH LUGGAGE AM I ALLOWED?

Each person is allowed 1 item of standard size luggage (backpacks only on a EuroCamping trip) plus a day pack (and sleeping bag if on a EuroClub or EuroCamping trip). The maximum weight of your main bag must not exceed 44 lbs/20 kgs. Size must not exceed 70cm x 45cm x 25cm. Due to the strict weight regulations for coaches in Europe, passengers whose luggage exceeds 44 lbs/20 kgs will be asked to off load the excess on the departure morning.

WHAT ABOUT SPENDING MONEY?

Naturally everybody’s spending varies. There are many souvenirs to be bought and a great social scene should you wish to join in! Many of your meals (including many lunches on EuroClub & EuroCamping trips) are included, so this really just leaves the occasional meal and your personal spending to budget for. Throughout the trip, your Trip Leader will also inform you of optional activities which you can participate in, such as a gondola ride in Venice or an excursion up the Jungfrau Mountain in Switzerland. For a more detailed list and price guideline please refer to your personal itinerary. Most people budget on £60 per


WHERE WILL MY TRIP DEPART FROM? Check in for most trips departing from Londo n is at 6.30am and we usually return back to London betwe en 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Please check your itinerary carefu lly for exact details. For EuroHotel trips only Umi Hotel: 16 Leinster Square, Bayswater, London, W2 4PR (Closest London Underground stops : Bayswater or Queensway) For EuroClub & EuroCamping Clink 78 Hostel: 78 Kings Cross Road, Londo n, WC1X 9QG (Closest London Underground stop: King’s Cross St. Pancras)

day including optional activities and some souvenirs.

DO I NEED TO CHANGE MONEY BEFORE I LEAVE?

We recommend that you change approximately €100 in cash before departure and approximately €30 into Swiss Francs (if your trip goes through Switzerland). This will cover you for spending money until you have the chance to change more or find an ATM.

DO I NEED A SLEEPING BAG?

A sleeping bag is an essential item on all EuroClub and EuroCamping trips. Please refer to your pre-trip documentation.

WHAT IF I’M A SMOKER?

Trips that do not start in London Many trips start at various other European cities and some join trips already running. Please check your itinera ry carefully for the joining point and time you should arrive so you can book your flights accordingly. Join in Paris Option If it is more convenient, you can join your trip in Paris (if it is the first stop of your trip). You must inform us or your agent at the time of booking so we know when you will be joining the trip.

WHAT IF I’M ON A SPECIAL DIET?

If you have special dietary requirements e.g. vegetarian or vegan, we will make every endeavour to cater for your specific needs as long as you tell us or your agent when you book. Unfortunately in some places in Europe it is not possible to obtain certain special foods, and we cannot guarantee the variety of foods available when eating out. Our ‘On Road / Site Chefs’ will put every effort into catering for your specific needs. There are some diets we are unable to cater for such as religious diets, so if you are unsure please call us or ask your Travel Agent.

WILL I BE CONTACTABLE WHILST ON MY TRIP?

Smoking is not permitted on our coaches; however, we stop regularly while travelling from place to place. Smoking is not permitted in most accommodation, including our tents.

As well as having regular internet access throughout Europe, if someone needs to contact you in the case of an emergency, the Topdeck Head Office in London will be able to get in touch with your Trip Leader.

HOW DOES THE FOOD FUND WORK?

WHEN WILL I GET MORE INFO ABOUT MY TRIP?

On all EuroClub and EuroCamping trips a compulsory Food Fund is shown separately on each trip page. This is paid at the time of booking. Unlike other companies, in addition to the listed breakfasts and dinners, Topdeck also includes many lunches on travelling days whilst on your trip (EuroClub & EuroCamping trips only). This means you don’t have to buy lunch at expensive motorway service stations which gives you more money to spend on other things. Your Food Fund includes many meals at local restaurants giving you the opportunity to sample the local cuisine as you explore Europe. Water is fine to drink in central Europe; however, bottled water should be purchased in Greece and Turkey.

Topdeck issues e-docs which you will be sent to you when you have paid in full for your trip. These include your detailed day-to-day itinerary and any vouchers you need for pre and post trip accommodation. In addition to this, you MUST read the detailed pre-departure information relevant to your trip. This can be downloaded at any time from the trip page on our website. If you would like a copy posted to you, please contact your local Topdeck office or Travel Agent. The pre-departure document contains a number of important points that you should be aware of. Please take the time to download and read it.

HOW MUCH TIME WILL I SPEND ON THE COACH?

We try to spend as little time on the coach as possible so that you have more time to enjoy the places you visit. Please remember though that Europe is a large place and it takes time to get around! On driving days between cities you will be on the coach during the day, stopping off to visit places of interest where possible. Strict driving rules apply in Europe that limit the maximum number of hours your Driver can drive each day. They also limit the maximum number of days that can be driven before a day off must be taken. We have worked hard to make sure this does not affect your trip, but in some cities it means we will use public transport. The cost for this is included in your trip price and your Trip Leader will show you how to get around.

KEEP UP TO DATE

Please check the Topdeck website before you travel for the most up to date information.

HOW DO I CLAIM MY FREE GLOBAL SIM CARD?

To redeem your SIM card visit – www.topdeck.ekit.com/freesim <http://www.topdeck.ekit.com/ freesim> - and use your Topdeck “Booking Reference”. Please apply for your SIM card at least 10 days before you travel to ensure it arrives before you depart your home country. All SIM cards are posted to the address supplied when applying and you cannot collect these on the coach or from the Trip Leader. Please note some call credit and shipping fees apply.

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Can’t decide what trip you’d like for your group? No problem – Topdeck’s Custom Trip Team is here to help! Since 1973, we’ve put together trips of a lifetime for thousands of groups from around the world outside of the itineraries you’ll find in our brochure. All we ask is for a minimum of 12 people (although prices will get cheaper the more people you bring!), some ideas of what you’re after, a budget and we’ll do the rest. Share the Experience on a Topdeck Custom Trip.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

It is our intention to set out clearly and simply the responsibilities which we at Top Deck Tours Pty Ltd, ABN 30 107 934 (hereafter referred to as “Topdeck, us or we”) have to You, your heirs, executors and assigns and any member of your party and their heirs, executors and assigns (“You”) and which You, in turn, have to us when a contract is made between us. You should therefore read and understand the contents. All European coach trips are operated by Topdeck except the Turkey Explorer and ANZAC trips in Turkey, Greek Island Hopper trip in Greece, Croatia sailing trips, and the Iceland Uncovered, which are operated respectively by Indigo Travel, (Turkey), Bellair Travel, (Greece), Katarina Lines (Croatia) and Askja Reizen, (The Netherlands). Your contract will be with Top Deck as the operator, save for these excepted trips in which case your contract will be with those operators and will be subject to their respective booking conditions. Please read their booking conditions on our website www. topdecktravel.co.uk before You book, or ask for a copy. All Topdeck’s trips are sold subject to the following conditions (“these Conditions”). 1. (a) Please note that our trips are designed for young people between the ages of 18 to 39 years. We may in special circumstances approve persons outside this range. If You are 17 years of age and wish to book on one of our tours, please contact us before making a booking as we will require the written consent of your parent or guardian. We reserve the sole right to decline a booking request from You should we think our trips are not suited to You. (b) A contract between You and us will exist as soon as we issue an invoice in response to your request for a booking and the deposit has been paid to your travel agent or us. BOOKING YOUR TRIP 2. Bookings can be made either through your local travel agent or with us direct and must be secured with a deposit of $200 per person paid at the time of booking, (or $100 for festival trips featured on pages 24-25). This deposit is nonrefundable unless we cancel your trip. If You are making a booking within 42 days of departure, then full payment is required PROVIDED HOWEVER that if the trip comprises a special offer we may require full payment including any pre and post accommodation and sundry service charges to be paid at the time specified in the offer. Your booking is taken to be confirmed, and accepted when we issue an invoice. If your booking is made through a travel agent, we will address all correspondence to that travel agent. All monies paid by You to the travel agent will be held by them on behalf of Topdeck. If You arrange your trip direct with us, all correspondence and communications will be sent to your address in our booking file unless You specify otherwise. Balance of all payments is required at least 42 days prior to your trip departure date. If You do not pay within this period we may deem your booking cancelled and your deposit forfeited. 3. Alterations or cancellations by You after your booking has been accepted will be effected subject to the provisions of clauses 5, 6 and 7 of these Conditions. 4. Prices quoted in our brochures are calculated on costs and exchange rates at 01 September 2010. These prices may increase or decrease and we reserve the sole right to alter prices and other particulars contained in our brochures and on our website. Price changes in trips featured in subsequent brochure versions will supersede the prices in this brochure. (The version date is indicated on the back cover of this brochure). Before You make a booking we will provide You with details of the current price of your chosen trip This will also be displayed on the website. Once You have accepted this price and your booking has been confirmed in accordance with clause 2 that price will remain fixed and will not be subject to surcharges. 5. You must clearly state all your requirements at the time of booking. Please note that any dietary requirements will be a request only. We cannot guarantee special dietary requirements nor will we assume any responsibility or liability if your special requirements cannot be fulfilled. If You want to change any aspect of your booking including but not limited to a change to a trip of shorter duration or different departure date You must notify us as soon as possible in writing. We will do our best to accommodate your requested changes but You will be required to pay an amendment fee of $60 ($30 for pre- or post-accommodation within 42 days) per person per change. If a request is made less than 42 days before departure, normal cancellation fees will apply in accordance with clause 7 unless the transfer or change is to an earlier departure of the same trip. In the event of a request for a change to be made a new invoice will be issued by Topdeck and cancellation charges/amendment fees will be shown. All amendment fees are payable within 7 days of the issue of a new invoice or on the date of departure, whichever is the sooner. 6. If You are prevented from traveling as a result of illness, the death of an immediate family member, jury service, or other reason beyond your control which we consider significant, we will agree to your booking being transferred to another person who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the trip, subject to You and the other person accepting liability for full payment of the trip cost and any additional costs arising from the transfer PROVIDED THAT we must be given at least 21 days written notice of the proposed change.

CANCELLATION BY YOU 7. Cancellation of a booking by You must be made in writing. We will not regard a booking as cancelled unless and until written notice is received by us. On cancellation the following charges will apply: % of trip Pre/post accomm Days before Departure cost forfeited Over 42 days Deposit Nil 42-29 days 40% 40% 28-14 days 60% 60% 13-7 days 80% 100% 6-3 days 90% 100% 2-0 days 100% 100% CANCELLATION OR MODIFICATION BY US 8. Every effort will be made to operate all trips as advertised but it must be remembered that our trips are planned up to eighteen months in advance. We therefore reserve the sole right, at our discretion, to modify or cancel any trip, accommodation or arrangement at any time. We will notify You as soon as possible of any changes and they will form part of our contract with You. In the case of any material modification or cancellation, we will, if possible, provide You with three alternatives: (1) a trip of an equivalent or closely similar standard and price, if available; (2) a trip of a lower standard together with a refund of the difference in price; or (3) cancellation with a full refund of all monies paid. 9. A material modification is one which has a serious effect on your trip and includes a change of departure date, departure point or airport, or change of departure time of more than twelve hours, which would cause substantial inconvenience to You. We do not consider a change of accommodation, or transport style a material change. 10. We will endeavour not to materially modify or cancel the trip within 42 days of the date of the scheduled departure unless compelled to do so because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control . If a material modification or cancellation is made by us within six weeks of the scheduled departure date for reasons other than Force Majeure in accordance with clause 19 You will receive compensation as stated in the scale below. Period before scheduled departure date that we notify You or your travel agent together with the compensation offered. Over 42 days nil $50 42-29 days $75 28-14 days $100 13-7 days $200 6-0 days 11. Topdeck reserves to itself the sole right to require a minimum number of participants for certain trips and in the event that there are insufficient bookings recorded by not later than 42 days before the scheduled departure date we will be entitled to cancel the scheduled trip, whereupon all monies paid by You for your Topdeck trip shall be refunded but no further compensation will be paid and You and Topdeck hereby agree to mutually release each other from any further obligations which would have been enforceable had the trip not been cancelled. 12. We reserve the right to alter or substitute the type of vehicle or style of transport mentioned in the brochure, depending on the number of passengers carried, which can vary from trip to trip. Normally the maximum group size is 45 passengers. Please also note there are strict laws in Europe governing drivers hours and this may necessitate utilizing public transport in some cities. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU 13. Save where the provisions of Force Majeure apply, in the event that the trip does not reasonably comply with the description in the brochure, Topdeck may compensate You to a maximum value equal to twice the price of the trip but excluding insurance premiums and amendment fees AND Topdeck will only be liable to pay the maximum amount of compensation where there has been a total failure of consideration for your payment. Where the failure to provide such trip is not caused by any fault of Topdeck, its agents or suppliers or is caused by or contributed to by You, Topdeck will not be liable to pay any compensation. 14. If You are killed, injured or become ill during or as a result of, carriage by ship, train or coach forming part of the trip in circumstances where such death, injury or illness is not caused by or contributed to by You our liability to pay damages and/or the amount of compensation we will be liable to pay is limited in accordance with the liability of a carrier under any international Convention applicable to such events, including, but not limited to: • In respect of carriage by sea: the Athens Convention 1974; • In respect of carriage by rail, the Berne Convention 1961; and, * In respect of carriage by road, the Geneva Convention 1973. 15. The terms of these Conventions are incorporated into and form part of our contract with You. You should know that the carrier will rely upon its ‘conditions of carriage’ which may limit or remove the carrier’s liability to You and limit compensation under any international Conventions. 16. In the event that Topdeck (or its insurers) make any payment to You for death, personal injury or illness, You must give us or our insurers all and any rights You may have to take action against the party responsible for causing the death, personal injury or illness and You must co-operate fully with us in seeking recovery of any payment we may make from such party. 17. Your booking is accepted on the understanding that You appreciate the possible risks inherent in adventure travel and that You undertake the trips featured in this brochure of your own volition. Every effort will be made to operate all trips featured

in this brochure but because of the number of countries visited on trips there may be a necessity to vary the itinerary from that stated in the brochure, and delays may occur for a variety of reasons beyond our control. The need for a flexible attitude to this type of travel is stressed in our publication. The final decision on the itinerary and the content of the trip will be taken by the Trip Leader, as appointed by us in the interest of the group as a whole. Please note that due to Public holidays some sights or activities may not be available on a particular trip. 18. No refund will be made for services made available by Topdeck but which for whatever reason are not used by You once the trip has departed. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS 19. During Your trip You will be offered the chance to purchase various optional excursions and activities. Topdeck does not own, operate or control any of the companies or individuals which provide the optional activities or excursions. Some of the optional activities and excursions, such as canyoning are inherently risky. If You want to take part in such optional activities or excursions You must be fit enough to do so and must follow all reasonable instructions. The standards of health and safety which will be adopted by the company or the individual providing the optional activity or excursion will be those of the country where the optional activity or excursion takes place. Please note that these standards may not be the same as You would find in the UK, or in Your home country. If You wish to book any optional excursion or activity, You may do so subject to the operator’s terms and conditions. Your contract will be with the operator of the activity or excursion and will be governed by local law. Topdeck acts only as their agent. Topdeck’s Tour Leader will have further details and additional information can be found on our website. Topdeck accepts no liability for any act or omission of any operator, its employees, agents or sub-contractors. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY – FORCE MAJEURE 20. We do not accept liability for any loss, damage or expense resulting from war or terrorist activities threatened or actual, civil unrest, industrial action threatened or actual, weather conditions, fire, flood, drought, closures, unforeseen alterations to public transport schedules, rescheduling of aircraft or boats, epidemic or outbreaks of illness or any other event outside our control which either delays or extends or reduces the trip, or compels a change in the trip arrangements after departure. CONTRAVENTION OF LAW We will not be responsible for any loss or damage sustained by You as a result of a contravention of any law or regulation of any of the countries visited while on the trip. HEALTH AND MEDICAL CONDITIONS 21. If You have a medical condition or disability which may affect your trip, we ask that You inform us in writing at the time of booking the trip of any special arrangements required by You so that we are able to advise as to the suitability of those arrangements. If we reasonably feel we are unable to satisfactorily accommodate your particular needs, we reserve the right to decline the booking or ask for You to be accompanied by a person who is able to provide full assistance to You throughout your trip. YOUR LIABILITY TO US 22. You will not be permitted to embark or continue on the trip if your mental or physical condition is, in the reasonable opinion of any representative of Topdeck, such as to render You incapable of caring for yourself, or whereby You become objectionable to other passengers, or You become a hazard to yourself or other passengers. We will not be responsible for expenses resulting in You being precluded from completing the trip for any reason, nor will we refund You any part of your trip cost. In all cases we will notify You of the reasons why we have taken this action. We will have no obligation to arrange for your return to the point of the trip departure where your condition manifests itself after the trip departure. Further, if the trip involves travel by air, the captain of your aircraft can refuse to allow You to fly on the aircraft if he believes that You could be dangerous or disruptive to other passengers on the flight. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS 23. Please ensure You carefully read your invoice, tickets and all other documents we send to You as soon as You receive them, and contact your travel agent, or us immediately if any information appears to be incorrect. We will not accept any liability if You fail to notify us of any inaccuracy in any document within 14 days of us sending them to You or your agent. While we will do our best to rectify any changes made outside this time, it is your responsibility to meet any additional costs which may be involved, except in the case of an error made by Topdeck and where there is reasonable justification for You not contacting us within the specified time. You are responsible for ensuring that all necessary travel documents including, but not limited to, passports, visas and vaccination certificates are valid and subsisting. We strongly recommend that You verify current documentation requirements and all other relevant protocols and procedures associated with your trip with your travel agent or us. Please note requirements change and you must check with your Consulate for the most up to date information. Passports must have an expiry date of at least six months after completion of the trip.

INSURANCE 24. You must take out comprehensive travel insurance before You travel on your trip. Your insurance protection must include cover for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death and loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance. Evidence of such insurances must be produced to Topdeck on request. Insurance cover offered by credit card companies or reciprocal medical cover agreements are often not comprehensive. 25. You hereby indemnify us against all third-party actions taken against us for loss or damage caused by You or arising from your participation on the trip. 26. In the event of You making a claim against Topdeck arising out of the trip, You hereby assign to us, any rights to take action against any third party supplier or any other person or party that Topdeck reasonably considers to be a party to the action and to co-operate fully with Topdeck should Topdeck or its insurers wish to enforce those rights which have been assigned to Topdeck. 27. In the event that You make a claim against us which is covered by your insurance policy, You agree to pursue the claim through your insurer either in addition to, or in substitution for, your claim against us (if any). We agree to indemnify You in respect of reasonable expenses incurred in successfully pursuing such a claim and acknowledge that any settlement made by the insurer shall not prejudice your rights against us. 28. In the event of You not making a claim before 5 working days of the maximum length of time permitted by your policy, You must assign, by letter sent by courier delivery to Topdeck not less than 5 working days prior to the said specified time, the benefit of the policy and give immediate notice of such an assignment to your insurer. COMPLAINTS 29. In the event of any dissatisfaction with the accommodation or any other service provided by Topdeck, You must report it immediately to the Trip Leader so that action can be taken to remedy the problem. Failure to notify the Trip Leader of any problem immediately may prejudice Topdeck and may result in your ability to claim compensation from us being extinguished or reduced. Any complaint made to Topdeck following the conclusion of the trip should be made in writing within 28 days of completion of the trip. In the event that You do not notify us in writing within 28 days, Topdeck’s ability to investigate the complaint may be prejudiced and may extinguish your claim. DATA PROTECTION 30. Topdeck has measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by it. However, 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 making this booking, your consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons is deemed to be given unless You object and advise Topdeck of your objection at the time of booking. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as Customs or Immigration if required by them, or as required by law. This consent applies to any sensitive information that You give to us such as details of any disabilities or dietary/religious requirements. SMOKING 31. Topdeck operates a non-smoking policy on our coaches (although we make frequent stops for breaks), and in most of our accommodation, including all tented accommodation. LUGGAGE 32. There are strict weight limits for coaches when fully loaded. Therefore You are only entitled to have one piece of main luggage of standard size (see the pre-departure information or our website for size limits), and not weighing more than 20kg. In addition You may bring a sleeping bag (where required) and a daypack. GENERAL 33. You understand that future Topdeck advertising and publicity material may include statements made by passengers, or their photographs, and You consent to such use of your comments or photographic/video likeness. 34. No servant, agent, employee or representative of the Company has any right to alter, vary or waive any of these Conditions, nor undertake any activity likely to lead to increased liability whatsoever on behalf of Topdeck unless such be in writing and signed by a duly authorised person. 35. All contracts for bookings made with Topdeck, for trips in this brochure, are governed by Australian law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Australian Courts, should any dispute between us not be otherwise amicably agreed. 36. Interpretation • In these Conditions, any words importing the singular or plural numbers shall include the plural or singular number respectively or words importing a particular gender shall include all genders. • Notice required to be given in writing in these Conditions may be given by mail, facsimile transmission or email. Selected images used in this brochure are courtesy of Clay Fisher Photography.


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EUROPE IN WINTER 2010/11

VENICE CARNIVAL March 2011

Egypt 10/11

+ Jordan, Israel, Syria & Morocco

LAS FALLAS March 2011

Europe Gap Year 2011

ST PATRICK’S DAY March 2011

ANZAC 2011

PAMPLONA July 2011

OKTOBERFEST Sep/Oct 2011

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