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Tapas Trail - Topdeck
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Leonie "It was a FANTASTIC trip and I can only recommend it! Our tour guide Jenny gave us insider tips and told us what to do in which city, where to go for a fancy bar, where to queue up to enter the museum fast, how to experience the local culture etc. Not only her, also the driver was great - driving us around Paris, Barcelona. Both did a great job. The food and the hotels we stayed at were very nice. ..."
Excellent
9 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+5
Ends
Barcelona
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Highlights

  • Eat your way through Western Europe
  • Discover the renowned Vineyards of Bordeaux
  • Explore the medieval city of Carcassonne
  • Delight your tastebuds with Catalan cuisine
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
48
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Start in London and end in Barcelona! With the food & culinary tour Tapas Trail, you have a 7 day tour package taking you from London to Barcelona and through London, England and 6 other destinations in Europe. Tapas Trail includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

9 Reviews

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Good
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Average
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  • J
    Written on November 13, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Jess was a wonderful tour guide! I loved how she had suggestions for each city we stopped in. She was super laid back but professional at the same time. I was upset I was only on the tour for a week, I wish I could have stayed on longer.
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  • Tapas Trail reviewer 2
    Written on July 11, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The trip surpassed all my expectations. I was looking forward to seeing new places but nothing could have prepared me for such a wonderful, life changing experience. Vic and Robbie are great shepherds - caring, knowledgeable, approachable and reliable. The accommodations were OK, the bus rides were sometimes too long but who cares?? The places we saw...the food we ate...the sights...and the friendships we made, made the trip that more meaningful. I wish I would have been able to do the full tour with the group. Seeing the pictures/videos on Facebook make me miss them but it's been a great way to keep in touch too. I'd do this again in a heartbeat!
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  • Tapas Trail reviewer 3
    Written on October 3, 2016
    2.5 - Average

    The perfect word to describe our experience for this tour is disappointing. We feel this way for a couple reasons: 1. This tour, although advertised as one, is NOT a food tour. The food included in the package was often hotel food, and/or the cheapest option on the menu. For example, we were very excited for dinner on day 1. Our guide told us it would be traditional french fare - options being duck confit or beef bourguignon. We choose one of each. Red flag number one: the restaurant was a chinese restaurant. Red flag number two: the "French onion soup" tasted like water. The meals followed this disappointing trend throughout the next 7 days. We even received the SAME EXACT MEAL for dinner two nights in a row! 2. The amount of time in the bus was unacceptable. Of the 7 days, 4 were spent in the bus for 5 or more hours. While I very much enjoyed the destinations we explored, the amount of time it took to get to each far outweighed the amount of time we had to enjoy each destination. Overall, I would only recommend this tour to someone who has never travelled before and has low standards for food quality. It was a very fast, very rushed, and full of mediocre meals.
    Topdeck commented on this review
    Hi there, We're sorry to hear that the trip didn't live upto your expectations. If you have any further feedback or questions that you would like to send us regarding your trip, send us an email to feedback@topdecktravel.co.uk. Thanks, Team Topdeck
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  • RF
    Written on July 31, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    I completed the Tapas trail in May with Jacob and this was my second Topdeck tour. I had the most incredible trip and ao much of it was down to Jacob's time and energy he put in every day making sure we got the most out of every new place we discovered!
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  • K
    Written on June 5, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    7 days Tapas Trail- Geidre is an amazing tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable, incredibly organised and intergrated really well with the group.
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  • HA
    Written on October 22, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    Monika was the perfect leader, I was really impressed with the whole tour. She was so knowledgeable and bubbly, she went out of her way to make sure each of us were taken care of. Thanks for such a great time!!
    Topdeck commented on this review
    Great to hear you had an amazing Tapas Tail trip with Monika. Hope to see you again soon. Topdeck :)
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  • Tapas Trail reviewer 7
    Written on May 7, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was a FANTASTIC trip and I can only recommend it! Our tour guide Jenny gave us insider tips and told us what to do in which city, where to go for a fancy bar, where to queue up to enter the museum fast, how to experience the local culture etc. Not only her, also the driver was great - driving us around Paris, Barcelona. Both did a great job. The food and the hotels we stayed at were very nice. We ate a lot of country-specific food, stayed in nice hotels and enjoyed a few drinks in the eve. It´s definitely worth it!
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  • Tapas Trail reviewer 8
    Written on December 11, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was a great time. Everything about it surpassed my expectations.
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  • Tapas Trail reviewer 9
    Written on July 28, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was just plain INCREDIBLE! It was our first time going abroad so we took it easy and by our last night, we were trying everything we could to not leave. Everything was amazing! The tour guide, the driver, the cities, the WHOLE group... everything was perfect :)
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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: London, England to Paris, France
  2. Day 2: Paris
  3. Day 3: Paris to Bordeaux
  4. Day 4: Bordeaux to Carcassonne
  5. Day 5: Carcassonne to Barcelona, Spain via Andorra
  6. Day 6: Barcelona
  7. Day 7: Barcelona

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

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    • June 17, 2016

      Are flights included in the price?

      Flights are not included with this tour. 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.

    • June 1, 2016

      Are flights included in this tour price?

      We specialise 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.

    • June 11, 2015

      Can I join the tour in Paris?

      Yes it is possible to join this tour in Paris, you will simply meet the group in the late afternoon at the joining point hotel in Paris. The price of the tour will not change, but you will not miss out on any of the Paris activities by selecting to join there. Please indicate at time of booking if you wish to join in Paris or London.

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    About the countries

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    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Spain. Ideally 2 months before travel.

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    Location
    London is the starting point and Barcelona is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
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    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 13 April 2018 the full payment of $933 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 $933 for Tapas Trail, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,387 km.
    • London (England)
    • 109 km
    • Dover (England)
    • 43 km
    • Calais (France)
    • 235 km
    • Paris (France)
    • 500 km
    • Bordeaux (France)
    • 296 km
    • Carcassonne (France)
    • 204 km
    • Barcelona (Spain)

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