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Winter Express - Topdeck
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11 days

Winter Express

Start and end in London
Tour Operator:
Topdeck
Max group size:
48
Physical rating:
Active
Age range:
18 to 39
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
23231
From
US $1,796
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Highlights

  • Indulge in Parisian pastries
  • Get active in the Swiss countryside
  • Wander through magical, floating Venice
  • Visit Amsterdam’s Anne Frank House

Itinerary

Start and end in London! With the Discovery tour Winter Express, you have a 11 days tour package taking you through London, England and 6 other destinations in Europe. Winter Express includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: London, England to Paris, France (or join in Paris)
  2. Day 2: Paris
  3. Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland
  4. Day 4: Swiss Alps
  5. Day 5: Swiss Alps to Venice, Italy
  6. Day 6: Venice
  7. Day 7: Venice to Munich, Germany
  8. Day 8: Munich to Heidelberg
  9. Day 9: Heidelberg to Amsterdam, Netherlands
  10. Day 10: Amsterdam
  11. Day 11: Amsterdam to London, England
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
10 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.4
  • 4.6
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  • Winter Express reviewer 1
    · February 2nd, 2020
    I thoroughly enjoyed my Eurotrip with Top Deck! Celebrated my birthday with lovely people who came from all over the world. It is a wonderful appetizer trip to see multiple countries in a short period of time. FYI lots of hiking, learn the currency... Show more
    Topdeck commented on this review
    Wooo Happy Birthday Natasha! Wide smiles on this side of the screen reading this review. Ben and Yaka are going to be stoked with the kind words - as or the trip itself, you've explained it perfectly! Everyone reading this, take on board all of... Show more
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    Trip date: December 2019
  • Winter Express reviewer 2
    · January 31st, 2020
    I was super nervous at first but everyone was so nice, everyone in the group gets along with others and our trip leader matt was awesome and so helpful. anyone who wants to go but is hesitating, dont. its so much fun and so worth it
    Topdeck commented on this review
    This is amazing! So happy your leap of faith into solo group touring paid off! Matt will be happy to know the feedback ???? Everyone else, listen to Taleah she knows what she's talkin' about!
    Trip date: January 2020
  • E
    · November 28th, 2019
    This was my first time to Europe, and On Top Deck. Not only is Stien extremely passionate and knowlegeable about her job, but she is also makes sure everyone is getting the best out of their trip. I wouldn't know half the stuff I know now travelling... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • M
    · November 28th, 2019
    [Original Text] El trato fue excelente, respetuosa y muy amable, lo cual me permitió vivir una experiencia increíble e inolvidable.
    Trip date: November 2019
  • B
    · November 28th, 2019
    Stien was amazing. She was very accommodating in all aspects of the tour from providing knowledge, best practice around customs in certain areas, answering any questions or concerns we had and ensuring we all had a fun and memorable trip.
    Trip date: November 2019
  • L
    · November 28th, 2019
    It was an unforgettable experience. A massive thank you to our tour guide Stien. She was so knowledgeable about each country we went to and even helped us with planning our next trip back! Very fun and energetic person who I would highly recommend to... Show more
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    Trip date: November 2019
  • B
    · November 28th, 2019
    Stein was a fantastic guide! Her knowledge was amazing and she definitely made the tour fun!
    Trip date: November 2019
  • E
    · November 15th, 2019
    DO IT!! it is a great experience!!
    Trip date: February 2019
  • A
    · November 15th, 2019
    I did the Kenya & Tanzanian adventure it just didn’t come up in the list. It was outsourced by Acacia. It was a great trip just be prepared for very very basic food and long days of driving.
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    Trip date: October 2019
  • FA
    · November 15th, 2019
    Pretty good in terms of seeing the capitals of Scandinavia. Bus rides are long but comfy. You get freedom to do what you want as well.
    Trip date: January 2019

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11 days
Winter Express
From London to London
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Where and when does this tour start?

      You will be picked up from London at around 6 am, on Day 1 of the tour. Your specific joining point will be as follows:

      Generator London
      37 Tavistock Place,
      London, England,
      WC1H 9SE

      Please be aware that the joining point may be subject to change, and your specific accommodation details will be listed in your final tour documents, released 3 - 4 weeks prior to departure.

    • What is the age range?

      Topdeck creates trip itineraries designed exclusively for younger travellers 18 to 39 years of age and they have very restrictive age policy. 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 university students and backpackers. No worries, get in contact with us and our customer support team will work on pairing you with the perfect adventure.

    • Are airport transfers included?

      Airport transfers are not included in this tour, however, we can arrange this for you with Topdeck for an additional cost once you have a confirmed booking.

    • What type of accommodation is included on this tour?

      The accommodation is based on single gender multi-share, dormitory accommodation in hostels. When staying in hostels, you can expect to share a room with 3 to 5 other travellers of the same gender, as this is the case, couples should not expect to share a room.

    • What is the luggage allowance for this tour?

      Topdeck passengers are allowed one piece of luggage up to 20 kg and a carry on bag.

    • Where and when does the tour end?

      Providing there are no delays at all, due to weather or traffic, you can hope to be back in London by approximately 5pm. However it's recommended you don't book any onward travel until the next day as traffic across the Channel and into London can often cause delays.

    • Is the airfare included on this trip?

      TourRadar specializes in giving you the best tours from around the world, however the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking your flights to meet with the group at the starting city. We do not recommend booking airfare before confirming your tour. A good website to search for great prices would be kayak.com and/or skyscanner.com

    • Can you help us with our visas if needed?

      Unfortunately we are unable to give visa advice due to the vast number of nationalities which our customers represent. Some nationalities can travel freely over borders, where others require advance permission to enter. There are also changes in requirements from time to time. We recommend checking your local embassy or consulate's website for the latest up to date information.

    • What are the inclusions?

      Whats Included:
      *Paris 'City Lights' Tour
      *Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration
      *Bicycle tour of Amsterdam
      *Vaporetto ride on Grand Canal, Venice
      *Taste a traditional Swiss fondue
      *Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam
      *Stay in the Rhine Valley castle region
      *10 breakfasts, 7 dinners
      *English Channel ferry crossings
      *Modern air-conditioned

    • Can couples be roomed together?

      Rooming together is not a problem as the tour prices are based on a twin share basis. Please request this at the time of booking

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      Euro
      France, Germany, Italy and Netherlands
      £
      Pound Sterling
      England
      Fr.
      Swiss Franc
      Switzerland
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, L, J, G. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, L, J.

      Type C
      France, Germany, Italy and Netherlands
      Type E
      France, Germany, Italy and Netherlands
      Type F
      France, Germany, Italy and Netherlands
      Type L
      Italy
      Type J
      Switzerland
      Type G
      England
    • Vaccines
      • 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.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before August 17th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after August 17th, 2021, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Topdeck. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Topdeck will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Topdeck" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Cancellation Policy
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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