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Eastern Exposure - Topdeck
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Chris "I don't normally write reviews...because quite frankly I'm a busy man with a hectic big city life, but when I saw there was an opportunity to be able to share with the world my Barry Gallagher experience, I cleared my schedule for 10 min, because this man is a living legend. Barry is probably the most knowledgeable, personable, funny, organized, all around great guides i have ever met in my many ..."
Excellent
7 reviews
Starts
Dubrovnik
Destinations
+11
Ends
London
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Highlights

  • Explore the Dalmatian Coast
  • Experience the Baroque vibe of Budapest
  • Venture the cobblestone streets of Prague
  • Cycle through Amsterdam
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Start in Dubrovnik and end in London! With the in-depth cultural tour Eastern Exposure, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Dubrovnik, Croatia and 12 other destinations in Europe. Eastern Exposure includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

7 Reviews

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  • KG
    Written on September 27, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Judes somehow managed to balance providing a fun tour alongside providing a life altering depth of understanding and context of the places and people we saw along the way. She was able to passionately and captivatingly articulate complex histories, cultures and relationships in a respectful, compassionate yet frank and challenging yet highly absorbable way. The success of a tour is so dependent on how good the individual tour guide is. Judes is honestly uniquely excellent at her job and I couldn't recommend her highly enough if you want a truly special experience.
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  • HG
    Written on September 16, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    My topdeck tour was awesome. Our tour leader Jude's made it particularly great. She was so knowledgable and passionate about the places we went. She was also compassionate and really cared if we were enjoying ourselves. Organisation was great - you always knew what was happening and you never felt stressed or lost on the other side of the world. There was a good mix of touristy activities and ones you wouldn't know about had it not been for Jude's.
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  • EF
    Written on December 6, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Ruta was our guide for the Eastern Exposure tour throughout August 2016. I can safely say that not only was she a main reason the tour was the best month of my life, but that she became a great friend as well! She made the trip run extremely smoothly even while moving through 8 countries in 16 days, and always knew the best spots to check out as well as several locals who provided us invaluable insights. However, what stood out about her the most was her positive attitude and energetic spirit. I would highly recommend her as guide of the year, thanks for everything Ruta!
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  • LK
    Written on December 5, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Ruta is Amazing. Not just welcoming and friendly but down to earth knowledgeable and helpful in all ways.. if I was to go on tour aging I would so we her again a my tour leader..she rocks!
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  • Eastern Exposure reviewer 5
    Written on December 5, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Ruta was a wonderful guide who went out of her way to make everyone feel included. She was very professional and had an impressive work ethic. Ruta made our tour better! :) xx
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  • EG
    Written on July 18, 2015
    4.0 - Good

    Had a fantastic time on this tour. Both the tour guide and bus driver were amazing and helpful. I picked this tour based on the different cities it stopped in, and was not disappointed. It gives you a great overview of Eastern Europe. Be aware that there is a lot of travel time in between destinations, so you will spend long periods of time on the bus. Would definitely recommend this tour.
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  • Eastern Exposure reviewer 7
    Written on December 6, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

    I don't normally write reviews...because quite frankly I'm a busy man with a hectic big city life, but when I saw there was an opportunity to be able to share with the world my Barry Gallagher experience, I cleared my schedule for 10 min, because this man is a living legend. Barry is probably the most knowledgeable, personable, funny, organized, all around great guides i have ever met in my many years of my life. Barry, or "Baz" as we all liked to call him, would always go above and beyond his call of duty to make sure we all felt included, felt safe, and above all made sure we were always having an amazing time. I'm pretty sure that if I needed a shirt, he'd give me the one off of his back, that's how great of a guy he is. His vast knowledge of European history, also added a bit of culture, and education which was a definite "value added" bonus of the tour. Bottom line is this...this was my first Top Deck experience, but thanks to Barry Gallagher, I will from now on, not only exclusively travel with Topdeck, but only travel if Barry is my tour guide!
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Day 2: Dubrovnik
  • Day 3: Dubrovnik to Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Day 4: Sarajevo Belgrade, Serbia
  • Day 5: Belgrade to Budapest, Hungary
  • Day 6: Budapest
  • Day 7: Budapest to Vienna, Austria
  • Day 8: Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic
  • Day 9: Prague
  • Day 10: Prague to Berlin, Germany
  • Day 11: Berlin
  • Day 12: Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Day 13: Amsterdam
  • Day 14: Amsterdam to London, England

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Questions & Answers

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

    • July 19, 2016

      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.

    • May 1, 2016

      Does this tour run the opposite way?

      No, this tour does not run in reverse.

    • April 23, 2015

      What does the food fund cover?

      Food fund for Eastern Exposure 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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    • Barry Gallagher
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    • Jody Judes Douglass
      "Hey there - my name is Judes and I am a Maltese Australian working as a European Trip Leader with Topdeck..."
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      Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands and BelgiumEngland

      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.
      Hepatitis B
      Recommended for Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Hungary and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      Tick-borne encephalitis
      Recommended for Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic and Germany. Ideally 6 months before travel.
      Hepatitis A
      Recommended for Bosnia, Serbia, Hungary and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Tuberculosis
      Recommended for Bosnia. Ideally 3 months before travel.

      Policies

      Location
      Dubrovnik is the starting point and London is the endpoint.
      Max group size
      48 is the maximum group size for Eastern Exposure.
      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 3 December 2017 the full payment of $1,456 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 $1456 for Eastern Exposure, 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 2,486 km.
      • Dubrovnik (Croatia)
      • 134 km
      • Sarajevo (Bosnia)
      • 90 km
      • Srebrenica (Bosnia)
      • 120 km
      • Belgrade (Serbia)
      • 317 km
      • Budapest (Hungary)
      • 214 km
      • Vienna (Austria)
      • 138 km
      • Mauthausen (Austria)
      • 205 km
      • Prague (Czech Republic)
      • 118 km
      • Dresden (Germany)
      • 165 km
      • Berlin (Germany)
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