East meets West

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ends on 25 Jul 2018
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East meets West - Topdeck
East meets West - Topdeck
Courtney "You know when you meet somebody new and you can't believe you didn't know them before? That's Elise. She is so warm and engaging, she makes you feel like a friend within a minute of meeting her. I usually hate guided tours at attractions...I find them boring and because of my background, usually already know a lot of the history. However, Elise makes the history come alive and you will be laughi..."
18 reviews


  • Enjoy the stunning architecture of Budapest
  • Taste delicious traditional Czech Trdelník pastries in Prague
  • Soak up the history of Berlin
  • Explore the city of Amsterdam like a local on a bike tour
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start in Budapest and end in London! With the discovery tour East meets West, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from Budapest to London and through Budapest, Hungary and 10 other destinations in Europe. East meets West includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • S
    Written on October 24, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    PIOTR WAS THE BEST TOUR LEADER I HAD ON MY EUROPEAN SUMMER TRIP! Piotr was so knowledgeable and passionate when we went to a new town or country and gave us all something to really appreciate other than getting drunk! He was incredibly funny and caring for each of us as individuals - a tour leader turned friend! Piotr deserves all the recognition a tour leader could receive.
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  • MS
    Written on December 16, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Johnny went above and beyond for his travellers. He forms genuine bonds with people and creates an environment that you can truely relax and enjoy a trip of a life in. Our driver BoBo was first class and genuinely great person, and awesome driver as well. These two were an amazing team. We count ourselves lucky to have joined the tour with Johnny and Bobo!
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  • EO
    Written on December 10, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Anthony (Ant) was the best tour guide I girl could ask for. He always offered up great ideas for things to do and places to eat in every city. All the add-ons he organised were very fun and ran smoothly. He was always willing to have a good time with us. I feel like I've gained a friend for life, thanks Ant! Emily
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  • B
    Written on August 21, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Amazing trip, highly recommend! Went through some amazing places, inclusions were fantastic, recommendations were great and a very knowledgeable tour leader. Would definitely travel through topdeck again.
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  • JH
    Written on July 8, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    My top deck tour was called east meets west. It was the best tour I have ever been on! Had such a great time and all the activities we did in each place were perfect and exactly what I was wanting to see and do. Our tour guide Anthony was AMAZING!! I could not of asked for a better tour guide and he really made my trip for me! I highly recommend top deck and hopefully you are as lucky as me to get Anthony as your tour guide!
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  • East meets West reviewer 6
    Written on September 18, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    Piotr lisikiewicz is easily the best your guide I've ever had.
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  • R
    Written on September 18, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    Piotr was an amazing tour guide and made the experience so much better! He had awesome knowledge about all the places we went to and was heaps of fun!
    Topdeck commented on this review
    Thanks for the feedback. Topdeck :)
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  • East meets West reviewer 8
    Written on August 20, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was amazing, I had previously done a Grand European in 2014 and joined this tour after doing a Adriatic Sunsets, and although every trip was extremely enjoyable, Monika was the most knowledgeable leader I have come across, and although this trip had much more difficulties arise than my other ones, Monika was amazing at dealing with issues that arose and was always able to make sure everyone was on time and having fun. It is true that without a tour leader that is well organized and able to encourage unity amongst the group, the trip wouldn't be as enjoyable. Monika was able to turn the bus into a family and helped friendships that I hope will remain to flourish.
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  • SD
    Written on August 18, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    Such an amazing tour! We got to see so much in a short space of time, and the experience was only made more amazing by our incredible tour guide Monika. She went above and beyond what her job requires of her... Organising extra activities for the group, booking dinners and having incredible knowledge of every place we visited. Thanks Topdeck and Monika.
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  • East meets West reviewer 10
    Written on June 5, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    You know when you meet somebody new and you can't believe you didn't know them before? That's Elise. She is so warm and engaging, she makes you feel like a friend within a minute of meeting her. I usually hate guided tours at attractions...I find them boring and because of my background, usually already know a lot of the history. However, Elise makes the history come alive and you will be laughing so much, you can't be bored. Her storytelling skills are AMAZING! You will have heaps of good times with Elise!
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  1. Day 1: Budapest, Hungary
  2. Day 2: Budapest
  3. Day 3: Budapest to Vienna, Austria via Bratislava, Slovakia
  4. Day 4: Vienna to Krakow, Poland
  5. Day 5: Krakow
  6. Day 6: Krakow to Prague, Czech Republic
  7. Day 7: Prague
  8. Day 8: Prague to Berlin, Germany
  9. Day 9: Berlin
  10. Day 10: Berlin to Copenhagen, Denmark
  11. Day 11: Copenhagen
  12. Day 12: Copenhagen to Hamburg, Germany
  13. Day 13: Hamburg to Amsterdam, Netherlands
  14. Day 14: Amsterdam
  15. Day 15: Amsterdam to London, England

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Questions & Answers

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

    • What sort of accommodation will I stay in during this trip?

      You will stay in same sex multi share accommodation. A combination of modern hostels situated close to the action, cabins at European campsites and bungalows.

    • Where and when does the tour group meet?

      Usually this trip starts in:

      Wombats Budapest (BB) Pre/Post
      Király U.20

      Pick Up: Budapest - 6pm

    • What does the food fund cover?

      Food fund for East Meets West covers all included group meals while you are on the trip. This tour includes all breakfasts and some fresh lunches lunches while travelling - which means you can save on expensive lunches from motorway service stations and enjoy higher quality food. Meals at local restaurants are also included giving you the opportunity to try local cuisines. The food fund needs to be paid upfront before the departure.

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    • Carlos4th June 2018
      Was very pleased with the ease that I was able to understand, and navigate your website. Have actually been looking at several other tour companies, some have played phone tag with me. Others have not bothered to return calls. Their websites have been difficult, to work and understand. Am super excited to be working with you. Am now working on finding affordable airfare. Thanks again. Looking forward to a wonderful adventure. Have already been giving several friends your info.



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    About the countries

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    Slovakia , Austria , Germany , Netherlands and Belgium
    Czech Republic
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    Plugs & Adapters

    Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands and BelgiumEngland


    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.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic and Germany. Ideally 6 months before travel.


    Budapest is the starting point and London is the endpoint.
    Max group size
    48 is the maximum group size for East meets West.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Topdeck to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    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 September 2018 the full payment of $1,631 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 $1631 for East meets West, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Topdeck tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


    Covering a total distance of approx 2,210 km.
    • Budapest (Hungary)
    • 161 km
    • Bratislava (Slovakia)
    • 55 km
    • Vienna (Austria)
    • 332 km
    • Krakow (Poland)
    • 53 km
    • Auschwitz (Poland)
    • 342 km
    • Prague (Czech Republic)
    • 118 km
    • Dresden (Germany)
    • 165 km
    • Berlin (Germany)
    • 577 km
    • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    • 173 km
    • Brugge (Belgium)
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