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Essential Europe

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Essential Europe - Topdeck
Essential Europe - Topdeck
Excellent
30 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
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.

30 Reviews

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Good
17%
Average
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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, Austria, America and I surely have a friend who is galloping around the world aka my topdeck trip leader Jass
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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 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 guide and bus driver were amazing guides and were able to share their knowledge, hot tips and stories to make sure we got the most out of the trip. Our tour guide Jass was amazing. Her attention to detail was remarkable in terms of everything was organised with never any issues and the group was kept super well informed about all of the activities, options and recommendations. She did an amazing job at bringing the group together despite the variations in age groups and preferences. We always felt like we were part of a family! Jays is professional, kind and caring and absolutely genuine. She made such an effort to get to know everybody by name and their interests and a little bit about them and even shared a personal postcard with everyone relevant to them at the end of the trip - such a beautiful and heartfelt gesture. Jass is amazing!!
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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 transportation and accommodation were also spectacular.
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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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  • AH
    Written on June 27, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The trip was good. The tour guide was great and very helpful. The hotels were of varying quality from 2-4 stars. One thing that I didn't account for and I think people need to be aware of is travel time. Some days you don't get into the city until mid afternoon.
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  • D
    Written on March 18, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    Saw very little of lots of places. Too much bus time not enough to explore each location. Poor itinerary would recommend tour with at least 2 nights in each location.
    Topdeck commented on this review
    Hi Daniel, We are sorry to hear that some of the accommodation options and meals on this trip did not meet your expectations. We would love to hear from you and identify the accommodation properties you were not happy with along with the places the meals did not meet your expectations. Feel free to contact our team at feedback@topdecktravel.co.uk who will be able to assist you further. Many Thanks Team Topdeck
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  • CC
    Written on December 18, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    I did an 11 day trip in Europe! Visiting places I had never been to before, Jonny was the perfect tour leader! He had great knowledge but more important he was fun! He made the trip what it was and I will have lasting memories! Thank you!
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Itinerary

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

What's included

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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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.

    • May 1, 2017

      Does this include accommodation?

      Yes, this tour includes accommodation.

    • September 1, 2016

      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.

    • July 15, 2016

      Is this tour suitable for a couple in their 50s (who will be travelling with their adult children)?

      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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      About the countries

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      Currencies

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      England
      Euro
      France , Netherlands , Germany and Italy
      CHF
      Franc
      Switzerland

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      EnglandFrance, Netherlands, Germany and ItalyItalySwitzerland

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      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 6 January 2018 the full payment of $1,949 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 $1949 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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