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Stien Swinnen Guide at Topdeck

Belgium, Antwerp

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Hello! I'm Stien, from Belgium. After leading groups around African and Asian countries for Belgian tour companies Joker and Kriskras, i am now travelling in Europe with Topdeck and Backroads groups. Travel is my passion and i love showing people around the beautiful places on my own continent...

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English, Dutch

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Unforgettable Tour Memory

Oktoberfest 2017! :) Celebrating my 2nd birthday in Prague after spending my real birthday stuck on the coach in a snow blizzard... Fight night in the beach bar of our hostel in Berlin. (there were no casualties...) Picnic under the Eiffel tower and watching the fireworks on Bastille Day. Skiing in Norway on New Year's Day 2019. Driving on the Trolls Pass in Norway and cruising in the Geiranger fjord.

Best Travel Tip

Enjoy every day to the fullest! Don't stress about small things that can go wrong. You're travelling, not everything will go as planned. Just make the most of every place! And if you didn't finish ticking off all the boxes on your must-do list, that gives you an excuse to come back one day. ;)

Tours Stien has led

Join this awesome trip through Russia and Scandinavia and take in the best these regions have to offer. Berlin, Copenhagen, S… Read more
Don't just take our word for it -come and see for yourself why Scandinavia is so awesome! After kicking off in buzzing Berlin… Read more
Come explore this awesome part of Europe on a tour of Russia and beyond - and get ready to discover some of the region's best… Read more
Just like Putin’s politics, this trip is a bit different. From I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E scenery that will have you fighting over… Read more
Is this trip for you? MESMERISING. LIFE-AFFIRMING. GENUINE. Uncover the REAL spirit of the glorious jumble of lands we call… Read more
Is this trip for you? Iconic. Whirlwind. Awesome. So your boss only gave you two weeks leave? Lucky for you this firecracker … Read more
Is this trip for you? SUN-SOAKED. LIVELY. TRENDING.Let's face it. You're heading to Europe for the SUN, the FUN and, well if … Read more
Discover what it means to be a #Topdecker on this unforgettable trip across Europe. From the bustling boulevards of Paris to … Read more
Experience some of the best that Northern and Central Europe have to offer as we make our way from London to the Italian capi… Read more
Food connoisseurs unite to share the love of French and Mediterranean food: fresh seafood, roasted vegetables, tapas and sang… Read more
Join us on this awesome Scandinavian adventure and get ready to tick off some of the most awesome sights this stunning regio… Read more
This epic tour of Europe in all its wintry glory uncovers the spirit of a continent that's famous for its seasonal splendour.… Read more
This trip may be shorter than some, but you can rest assured that it packs awe-inspiring experiences by the bucketload! On th… Read more
Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy? Pump up the travel tunes and get ready for our awesome Winter Rhapsody trip, … Read more
Check out Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic at their snowy best on this week-long trip through the best of Eastern Europ… Read more
Wanna dance? Make the most of the winter season as you waltz your way through some of Eastern Europe's most enticing cities. … Read more
What could be better than experiencing all this fabulous continent has to offer during the magic of winter? Nothing, that's w… Read more
Trace the steps of the great Roman Emperor, Hadrian, as you journey from Rome to London on this winter holiday in Europe. Cre… Read more
There's nothing like Europe in winter. The snow-covered rooftops, the yummy food and the chance to cloak yourself in winter w… Read more
From boulevards to beaches, this trip lets you experience three of Europe's best countries. You'll tick off bucket list exper… Read more
Join us as we travel through Russia in search of the very best this vast and varied nation has to offer. With plenty of time … Read more
17 incredible countries. Over five adventure-crammed weeks. Yeah, our European Pioneer isn't one for the faint-hearted. From … Read more
Eastern Europe has some of the hottest travel destinations on the continent - with rich cultures, cool architecture, epic his… Read more
The sun-drenched shores of the Med are a playground for the rich and glamorous. And now, it's your chance to check them out! … Read more
#Topdecker, meet Europe. Take in all the major highlights this fabulous continent has to offer (as well as some tucked-away g… Read more
Fancy a journey through cities steeped in history, dripping in romance and dotted with jaw-dropping sights? Yeah, we thought … Read more
With so much to see and do, one of the best things about travelling Europe in winter is the serious lack of crowds. Enjoy Eur… Read more
Channel your inner explorer as you discover ancient castles and ruined fortresses (sans the summer crowds) and experience Bri… Read more
Ready to uncover the best of Britain and Ireland on an awesome trip? Travel from ancient ruins to modern metropolises while e… Read more
Join us in the Balkans for historically charged capitals, sun-soaked Dalmatian coastlines and so much more in between. Bonus:… Read more
It's time for reindeer and Russia! Think: European capitals and stunning natural landscapes. Yep, this lineup is pretty speci… Read more
Welcome to Eastern Europe, where cool night clubs meet medieval castles. This 10-day journey will take you from Budapest to B… Read more
Make yourself the lead in a real-life fairy tale as you explore the magical landscapes of Europe in winter. Starting and endi… Read more
What's better than pizza, gelato and gondola rides? Nothing, that's what! This winter trip takes in some of Europe's most inc… Read more
Travel off the beaten track and let our friends in the north show you how winter is really done. Travelling by ferry, coach a… Read more
This tour of Eastern Europe begins at the very edge of the continent. Travel through the stunningly beautiful Balkan nations … Read more
Get in touch with your bohemian side on this short but sweet adventure. Peek at the Berlin Wall and flex your hipster beer ta… Read more
Warning: this magical trip is likely to convince you you're living in an eastern European fairy tale. But trust us - it's all… Read more
Join us on this Scandinavian adventure and take in some of the most amazing sights this stunning region has to offer. From tr… Read more
This trip will have you ticking off some of the greats that the Balkans has to offer. Starting in Budapest, you’ll travel t… Read more
What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland is now an international celebration of all things Irish. … Read more
What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland is now an international celebration of all things Irish. … Read more

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Stien's Reviews from travellers

St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
1st December 2019
I had a wonderful time on the European Wonder tour in September 2019. Stien was a fantastic guide and she played a major part...
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28th November 2019
This was my first time to Europe, and On Top Deck. Not only is Stien extremely passionate and knowlegeable about her job, but...
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28th November 2019
[Original Text] El trato fue excelente, respetuosa y muy amable, lo cual me permitió vivir una experiencia increíble e inolvi...
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28th November 2019
Stien was amazing. She was very accommodating in all aspects of the tour from providing knowledge, best practice around custo...
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28th November 2019
It was an unforgettable experience. A massive thank you to our tour guide Stien. She was so knowledgeable about each countr...
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28th November 2019
Best tour guide! Stien was always helpful and made the tour unforgettable!
St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
28th November 2019
Stein was a fantastic guide! Her knowledge was amazing and she definitely made the tour fun!
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2nd September 2019
amazing tour guide stien, she knew so much about every place we went. She wasn’t just our tour guide but also an amazing frie...
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St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
10th February 2019
Best tour guide ever!
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10th February 2019
I had an incredible time, some accommodation choices and their locations would've been better somewhere else particularly in ...
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10th February 2019
Stien was AMAZING! She was so organised, professional and such a lovely person. Her knowledge was profound, and her passion c...
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Winter Expedition 2019-20 (Ceský Krumlov) review
8th February 2019
Stien made the whole experience amazing! She was very knowledgeable and engaging with her information about every place we vi...
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8th February 2019
Fantastic! I had really great times on this trip. Stien is a great leader and get together everybody as a group. Thanks
St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
8th February 2019
Fantastic. I had really good times and Stien is a great leader that get together everybody as a group. Thanks
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8th February 2019
Fantastic! I had really happy time Stien is an excellent guide that get together everybody on the group. I liked a lot. Than...
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8th February 2019
First time to Europe, and Stien did not disappoint. Not only is she extremely passionate and knowlegeable about her job, but ...
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8th February 2019
Such a lovely trip! Stien was always ready to answer questions, give tips and smiles! Highly recommend =}
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8th February 2019
Stien was an amazing tour leader who made sure not only that we got to our destinations but that everyone was included and ma...
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8th February 2019
Stein is a brilliant tour guide. She has the perfect combination of knowledge, passion, humour and enthusiasm. I firmly belie...
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7th February 2019
Stein is a brilliant tour guide. She has the perfect combination of enthusiam, humour, passion and knowledge. I firmly believ...
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7th February 2019
I am very happy with Stien’s job. And how she approaches every one. It was a really good trip!! Thank you
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7th February 2019
Stien was awesome! She knew so much about every place we went to, gave us tips to avoid the overpriced tourist traps and made...
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7th February 2019
Stein was absolutly amazing. There are no bad words. She was always kind and always bubbly and positive even when she was sic...
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7th February 2019
Amazing! Very friendly, easy to get along with! Had lots of facts and knew the history about each city. Nothing to complain a...
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25th June 2018
Can’t fault the tour or Stien, very professional and she certainly knows her history! Stien delivers everything with such pas...
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7th June 2018
Stien was an amazing tour guide! She was able to connect with everyone on the tour and help them create their own unique trip...
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7th June 2018
The whole experience was incredible would highly recommend this tour to anyone who was going to the Balkan region in Europe.
St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
1st June 2018
Stein is so passionate about her caree and loves to share that passion with her customers. Excellent tour guide!
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European Getaway 2019 review
30th May 2018
This was my first group tour trip and what an experience it was!!! I was very apprehensive about being on the bus for long pe...
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28th May 2018
Stein is a fantastic tour guide who is very passionate and dedicated. Anyone who gets her as their guide is in for one great ...
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28th May 2018
Stein has been an amazing Trip Leader. From the beginning till the end she made our trip amazing. Passionate in her job she a...
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I liked how we had just enough time to explore the country/city we were in, you wouldn't want any less or more days, it was j...
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The tour with Stein has made me think tours are the way to go if you want the best travel experience over a number of weeks, ...
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15th May 2018
Loved every minute of the trip. Big thanks to Stien the guide for all the tips on each destination. Would love to do it all a...
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European Getaway 2019 review
14th May 2018
Stien was the most magnificent, informative, professional, personal and caring tour leader I have ever had the pleasure of be...
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European Getaway 2019 review
14th May 2018
Loved it, highly recommended going with Stien Swinnen on one of her awesome adventures!!!
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European Getaway 2019 review
13th May 2018
Loved the organisation and efficiency. We saw so much more than if we were to have done it on our own!
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St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
13th May 2018
Having Stien as our tour guide was amazing, she made everything easier and funnier, she’s really cool and easy going and help...
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St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
Thanks You Stien and Maric for an amazing trip!! Europe Uncovered was an amazing trip.
St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
13th May 2018
Thanks to Stien and Maric for a wonderful tour!! It was really memorable
St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
Amazing trip leader! Knows so much about Europe and would definitely tour again with Stein!
St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
The tour was made having Stien as our guide. She made everything so easy and extra enjoyable for us. Providing us with great ...
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The highlight of our trip was having Stien as our tour guide. She made everything easy, provided us with extra information ab...
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13th May 2018
My Husband and I went on this trip for our honeymoon and we absolutely loved it. Stien went above and beyond to make sure we ...
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13th May 2018
Fantastic tour, thoroughly enjoyed the tour, definitely left me with a craving to go back. Stein was an excellent tour guide,...
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25th March 2018
I only did part of the Spirit of Europe tour, joining everyone in Rome. Joining it from this point it was called Eastern Spir...
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25th March 2018
Our guide was the absolute best. My partner and i had a bad experience on a south east Asia tour prior to this tour but we th...
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Winter Britain & Ireland 2019-20 review
24th March 2018
Stien was awesome. Very knowledgeable about all the places we were going and super organised so even if there was an issue (...
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24th March 2018
Stien is incredible - so incredibly knowledgeable and parties like a rockstar! She makes everything run seamlessly and is alw...
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24th March 2018
Such an awesome trip, with a fantastic group of people! I loved meeting new people and being able to share such exciting and ...
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24th March 2018
The overall trip was AMAZING! My favourite part was spending it with so many different, beautiful people.
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24th March 2018
Stien was a very good tour guide. She was professional, fun and very knowledgeable of all the tour destinations. A wealth of ...
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24th March 2018
Stien felt more like a friend than a tour guide. easy to get along with and it helped as she was always smiling. gave me good...
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24th March 2018
Seeing so many different sights, and eating so many different foods! The fact that everything was organized for us but we als...
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24th March 2018
Loved having stein as a guide so much! She was so amazing and helpful! I had such a great, fun time with her
St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
24th March 2018
Stien was an amazing tour leader! She was very informative and had a tonne of information about each place we visited. Within...
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24th March 2018
Stien is a fantastic tour guide and creates a great atmosphere everywhere she goes. She provided a lot knowledge on each plac...
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24th March 2018
Stein is amazing, our whole tour group is sure that we want to book another tour with Stein because we couldn't imagine anyon...
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St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
24th March 2018
The thing I most loved about the trip was I was always around amazing people, learning about places from Stien and eating at ...
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24th March 2018
The tour was fantastic
St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
24th March 2018
Stien is a fantastic tour leader who makes travel fun! She knows the best places to go and can provide you with alternatives ...
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Winter Britain & Ireland 2019-20 review
24th March 2018
My first time on a topdeck tour and Stein's knowledge and attitude towards the whole thing was just amazing. Plenty of mini t...
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24th March 2018
Stien was the best guide ever she definitely made the trip the best it could be!
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24th March 2018
Stien was amazing she made the trip what it was. Her knowledge and enthusiasm made the trip spectacular. She was always ready...
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24th March 2018
Stien was the most amazing guide, the trip was made so much better thanks to her tips and recommendations! Stien also planned...
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St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
23rd March 2018
I love all the information and recommendations to all the good sites and places to eat. I love how no matter what there was a...
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St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
23rd March 2018
Awesome adventures. Loved the sights, food and friendships. Loads of memories made. Great tour leader and driver!
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23rd March 2018
Stien was a great guide!! Friendly and funny all the time. She had a lot of patience dispite my broken english :). I felt pro...
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Winter Britain & Ireland 2019-20 review
23rd March 2018
Stien is the most amazing guide! I was always having a great time listening to her pro tips and fun facts. She was organised ...
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23rd March 2018
I loved the sights, the food and adventures. Our Guide, Stien, was informative, entrertaining and amazing.
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St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
23rd March 2018
Stien was an amazing tour guide! So knowledgable and helpful. She was also so much fun! Absolutely no complaints from me :)
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23rd March 2018
Stein made the trip so much fun yet informative, with great music mixes for countries, fab tips on shops, bars and activities...
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St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
This trip was so much fun. My only regret is that I did not do the full 3 weeks and only did the 9 days. Stien is so knowledg...
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23rd March 2018
Stien was awesome!!!!
St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
The entire trip was amazing! Had so much fun, felt safe the entire time, good was excellent and it was well organized. I woul...
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23rd March 2018
Stien was great fun and awesome with her enthusiasm and clear explanation of all our places visited. Loved the trip and was g...
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23rd March 2018
One of the highlights of the Winter Getaway was Stein! She was incredibly knowledgeable and made every moment fun for our gro...
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St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
23rd March 2018
Stien was an amazing tour guide! So fun and knowledgeable! Would 100% recommend going on a tour with Stien!
St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
23rd March 2018
Staff was really able to roll with the punches and adapt when faced with bad weather and traffic.
St Patrick's Day reviewer 1
23rd March 2018
Staff was really able to roll with the punches and adapt whenever we faced bad weather and impossible traffic.
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Winter Britain & Ireland 2019-20 review
23rd March 2018
Our guide and driver were fantastic, knowledgeable, and great company. Great memories
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