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Essential Europe

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Essential Europe - Topdeck
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Laura "Absolutely the trip of a lifetime!! The essential europe tour has to be one of the best ways to take in the hotspots of europe and an appropriate duration as well which allows you to continue on exploring europe or return to the parts of the trip you loved the most. Top deck does an amazing job in creating an inclusive environment where you are left feeling like the group is your family! The tour ..."
Excellent
33 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+10
Ends
London
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Highlights

  • Explore the streets of Rhine Valley
  • Sample brews in Munich
  • See the beauty of the Alps
  • Walk the winding canals of Venice
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start and end in London! With the discovery tour Essential Europe, you have a 12 day tour package taking you through London, England and 9 other destinations in Europe. Essential Europe includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

33 Reviews

Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Average
3%
Rather Poor
3%
Bad
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  • AK
    Written on April 18, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    The full days - Rome and Paris particularly. Lucerne was also beautiful

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  • N
    Written on October 28, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Top Deck was such an amazing experience. It was my first time in Europe and loved every second of it! Jacinthe our group leader was the greatest!! She was so fun and made everything seem so natural - love love loved it!

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  • K
    Written on October 25, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    It was my first overseas experience. The trip leader was so awesome and made all of us feel like family. I left the tour not only richer by knowing more places but richer by making connections with people around the world. I now have friends in Canada,... Read more

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  • L
    Written on October 25, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Absolutely the trip of a lifetime!! The essential europe tour has to be one of the best ways to take in the hotspots of europe and an appropriate duration as well which allows you to continue on exploring europe or return to the parts of the trip you loved... Read more

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  • J
    Written on October 24, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was an amazing experience touring beautiful places. Our guide, Jacinthe, was extremely nice and bubbly, and was always keen to talk to the group. I thought that enhanced the Topdeck experience because it made the group feel like a family. The... Read more

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  • B
    Written on October 24, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had such an amazing time! Jacinthe (jass) was very knowledgeable and very kind. She made everyone feel very welcome and comfortable. The European trip was just unbelievable so many amazing activities and it's so hard to put into words how much I loved it.... Read more

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  • E
    Written on October 23, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Whole experience was awesome

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  • J
    Written on October 23, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Had a great time on the Essential Europe trip, accommodations were good and all the experiences were great. My tour leader Jass was such a lovely person and made the trip amazing, wouldn't have been the same without her!

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  • TO
    Written on October 23, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    My experience was the Essential Europe tour with Topdeck and I had a great time. My tour driver was Filipe Ferreira and my tour manager was Jacinthe Mercier-Paquin. The tour exceeded expectations and both Filipe and Jacinthe were awesome

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  • AD
    Written on August 9, 2017
    2.0 - Rather poor

    The trip was not what I expected. A lot of delays on the bus and therefore lost a lot of time in the cities. The AC went out on the 1st day and we were stranded at a gas station for almost 5 hours. I wanted to experience different cuisine, but I ended up... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: London, England to Amsterdam, Netherlands
  2. Day 2: Amsterdam
  3. Day 3: Amsterdam to Heidelberg, Germany
  4. Day 4: Heidelberg to Munich
  5. Day 5: Munich to Venice, Italy
  6. Day 6: Venice to Rome
  7. Day 7: Rome including Vatican City visit
  8. Day 8: Rome to Florence
  9. Day 9: Florence to Lucerne, Switzerland
  10. Day 10: Lucerne to Paris, France
  11. Day 11: Paris
  12. Day 12: Paris to London, England

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

Videos

  • Europe: Experience the Magic of Europe
  • Western Europe Travel Guide
Europe: Experience the Magic of Europe

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Does this include accommodation?

      Yes, this tour includes accommodation.

    • Can I start the tour in Paris? Would it be any cheaper if I did that?

      Yes, you can join this tour in Paris. Unfortunately, it does not affect the tour price.

    • What is the age range of this tour?

      This tour is operated by Topdeck and they operate tours for travellers between ages 18 to 39. They are geared towards active, budget-minded young travellers who want to meet other people from all over the world, and tend to be very popular with students and backpackers.

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    • William14th November 2018
      This is my first trip using a tour company and I must say that the professionalism and customer service provided was exemplary. Too many individuals to name, but the whole team deserves hearty congratulations. Very pleased with the pricing, hotels and itinerary.

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

    £
    Pound sterling
    England
    Euro
    France , Netherlands , Germany and Italy
    CHF
    Franc
    Switzerland

    Plugs & Adapters

    EnglandFrance, Netherlands, Germany and ItalyItalySwitzerland

    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Germany and Switzerland. Ideally 6 months before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Start and end in London.
    Max group size
    48 is the maximum group size for Essential Europe.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Topdeck to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Topdeck booking. The remaining balance is then payable 47 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 1 February 2019 the full payment of $2,159 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 47 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2159 for Essential Europe, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Topdeck tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 3,318 km.
    • London (England)
    • 109 km
    • Dover (England)
    • 43 km
    • Calais (France)
    • 262 km
    • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    • 669 km
    • Munich (Germany)
    • 305 km
    • Venice (Italy)
    • 394 km
    • Rome (Italy)
    • 232 km
    • Florence (Italy)
    • 431 km
    • Lucerne (Switzerland)
    • 488 km
    • Paris (France)
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