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Jessica "Coming onto the tour I was excited to be traveling and experiencing Europe. With Sarah as the trip leader, my gosh did she make the trip exceptional. She did what was required and more. Giving us opportunities to sight see beyond what was on the agenda. She was more than our trip leader, she was also our friend and with any situation (good/bad) she would be there to help figure it out alongside yo..."
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94 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+5
Ends
London
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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
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel
Max Group Size
48
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Physical Rating
Active
Start and end in London! With the discovery tour Winter Express, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through London, England and 5 other destinations in Europe. Winter Express includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

94 Reviews

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  • Winter Express reviewer 1
    Written on April 22, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I went on my first topdeck trip on 9th March 2017 and I must say it was the best decision I made. It was also my first time going solo and it was great, met so many people from day 1 and had a blast throughout the whole trip. I enjoyed every place I went to, just wish i could stay longer in each destination for example in Venice, it would have been great to stay one more night as I wanted to see much more. I have recommended this trip to my friends, especially those who are afraid of going alone. All the meals were ok, breakfast was a bit plain and basic, which could be improved but I did the majority of the extra activities and don't regret doing any of them. Would I go on another Topdeck trip? Yes of course! I am now looking forward to meeting my friends from the Topdeck tour next year in a new destination :) Also, i have to say that Melisa Harvey was the best tour leader I could ever ask for. She did an amazing job and I so happy she was on my tour. She's a star!!! And of course, our coach driver Csaba Csabesz was funny, entertaining and also a very safe and thoughtful driver. His another great addition to the Topdeck team. Thank you Topdeck for the amazing trip! Please add some South America trips also Cuba would be an amazing one! #noregrets #topdeck #winterexpress2017 ❤️❤️❤️
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  • J
    Written on March 23, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was even better then expected! The itinerary, planning, fun and smooth sailing of the trip made it so easy for us to just relax and enjoy the whole experience. Would highly recommend :)
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  • C
    Written on March 22, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Topdeck is firstly such a great way to see Europe. Tour is planned so that you see everything you need to see, with enough free time that you can create your own fun. It's worth every penny. A tour though, I think, is only as great as its leader and Jess was as fantastic as they come. As we crossed the border into each new country she was already teaching us something new about its history, and with such enthusiasm and in such a relatable way that it made it easy to listen to and take it all in. It added an extra dimension to every city, being able to walk around a foreign place and recognise historic landmarks and meanings behind them whilst you're there is something special. Seeing the passion in Jess' eyes and hearing it in her voice about what she was doing, made tour every bit more exciting. You could tell she wanted everyone to feel comfortable and really make their most of their time on tour, she would often buy everyone on the bus a little keepsake from each city which was unbelievably generous. She was patient, she was kind, and she was HILARIOUS and I believe the experience was what it was due to Jess as well as Jani. Everyone on our Winter Express tour really lucked out having them on board, and I can't thank them enough for all the wisdom, fun, and laughs they shared - as well as not kicking us off the bus!!!
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  • G
    Written on March 21, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Jess was absolutely fantastic. She was a sweetheart in every aspect and I especially treasured the trinkets she would get for us to remember each stop. We would always wake up from our drives to Sia & Sean Paul's "Rockabye Baby" song and it quickly became a great way to united us all. She helped turn the tour group from strangers to family and I will always appreciate that.
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  • MH
    Written on March 20, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was literally the greatest time of my life. Not even exaggerating a little bit. I am also so happy we decided to do a tour instead of travelling on our own! I had no idea how much fun it would be or how many friendships we would make! We also had the bestest greatest tour guide ever!! I don't care how many tours you've done in Europe, our tour guide was the best! Jess, you made trip so special and memorable and I seriously can't thank you enough for the amazing trip! She went out of her way to make the trip so special for us and it was so clear she wanted everyone to have the greatest time possible. She also played really lit tunes on the bus and even though she made me spill pasta sauce on my favourite jacket, I wouldn't have traded her for anyone! From getting lost in the louvre trying to find the Mona Lisa, to hiking in the Swiss alps, to wearing matching sailor hats Venice, to watching people surf in a river in Munich, to being able to visit the Dachau concentration camp, to naming every capital city I know in a bar in Amsterdam, we did so many amazing things on this trip and I will cherish these memories for the rest of my life!
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  • EC
    Written on March 20, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Jess was an amazing guide! She was fun and was able to answer all questions everyone had with enthusiasm :) This was the first time I had been overseas and she made me feel so comfortable and not worried make me literally have the best time of my life!
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  • E
    Written on March 16, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Genuinely one of the most warm hearted, full of knowledge, genuine and wonderful people I know! Not only was Sarah probably the BEST damn tour guide in the business but she was flames of fire and just genueily delightful to be around! Her company was always enjoyed and her knowledge of everything was honestly breathtaking! WE LOVE SARAH!! ❤❤
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  • YG
    Written on March 12, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Such a life changing experience! All thanks to Sarah of course. Sarah is generally one of those people you'd refer to as the "life of the party", whether there's a party or not! Her amazing sense of humor, positivity, vibrancy and kindness is what kept the tour fun and interesting. Must take an incredible soul to unite 48 people from all over the world in just 11 days right? Sarah made us all feel like family within a day. It's been one of the best vacations, all thanks to her. This trip definitely exceeded my expectations. Special shoutout to Sarah for being so clued up and knowledgeable about literally every place we've been to and for always giving us a language lesson each time we were in a new place. Keep up the good work Sarah!
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  • JS
    Written on March 10, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Coming onto the tour I was excited to be traveling and experiencing Europe. With Sarah as the trip leader, my gosh did she make the trip exceptional. She did what was required and more. Giving us opportunities to sight see beyond what was on the agenda. She was more than our trip leader, she was also our friend and with any situation (good/bad) she would be there to help figure it out alongside you. With her wicked sense of humor and constant entertainment, Sarah by far was one of the key elements to the best European experience.
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  • HN
    Written on March 7, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    What was meant to be a quick quite trip for me, Sarah made it memorable fun inclusive and a reason to do more trips with topdeck. She is truly the best such a sweet soul.
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: London, England to Paris, France
  • Day 2: Paris
  • Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland
  • Day 4: Swiss Alps
  • Day 5: Swiss Alps to Venice, Italy
  • Day 6: Venice
  • Day 7: Venice to Munich, Germany
  • Day 8: Munich to Rhine Valley
  • Day 9: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Day 10: Amsterdam
  • Day 11: Amsterdam to London, England

What's included

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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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.

    • March 1, 2017

      Does the tour price include accommodation?

      Yes, this Winter Express package does include accommodation.

    • January 1, 2017

      Please check if the tour can be joined in Paris and departed in Amsterdam missing the London leg.

      Yes, you can join the tour in Paris and depart in Amsterdam as suits your travel schedule and plans. Please just be aware the price of the tour won't vary. We can advise Topdeck that you will join in Paris at time of booking, and for leaving early in Amsterdam just let your trip leader know while on the tour so they can ensure you have all the information you need.

    • December 1, 2016

      Is this tour suitable for travellers over 50 years old?

      Thank you for your question. Topdeck creates trip itineraries designed exclusively for younger travellers. 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.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • SARAH JASMINE LABIB
      "MY NAME IS SARAH, PICK UP STICKS ENTHUSIAST, AND LOVER OF THE CAPSLOCK! I worked as a clinical pharmacist..."
    • Jessica Thompson
      "I am half Australian and half Swiss (grew up in Aus). I have been living in Europe for over five years..."
    • Elise Tait
      "Hi! I'm Elise and I've been working for Topdeck for a few years now. I'm absolutely addicted to Europe..."
    • Barry Gallagher
      "Hi I am a trip leader at Topdeck. I decided to get into trip leading due to the perfect mix of travel..."
    • John McCarten (Johnny)
      ""Not all those who wander are lost" From an early age I was always the "wanderer",..."
    • Anthony Di Donato
    • Ruta Arminaite

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      About the countries

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      France , Italy , Germany and Netherlands
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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 Switzerland and Germany. Ideally 6 months before travel.

      Policies

      Location
      Start and end in London.
      Max group size
      48 is the maximum group size for Winter Express.
      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 $1,137 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 $1137 for Winter Express, 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 2,525 km.
      • London (England)
      • 343 km
      • Paris (France)
      • 494 km
      • Jungfraujoch (Switzerland)
      • 357 km
      • Venice (Italy)
      • 305 km
      • Munich (Germany)
      • 669 km
      • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
      • 358 km
      • London (England)

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