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European Getaway

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European Getaway - Topdeck
European Getaway - Topdeck
BradleyBuchan "Stien was the most magnificent, informative, professional, personal and caring tour leader I have ever had the pleasure of being around. Stien and her tour driver Marek went out of the way to offer a tour service that went way above and beyond expectations of the services expected. I hope there is some way in which I can accomodate another tour with Stien in the near future, if we had a choice to ..."
Excellent
130 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+17
Ends
London
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Highlights

  • Enjoy local culinary delights
  • Embark on a Florence walking tour
  • Marvel at the Eiffel Tower
  • Visit a traditional French perfumery
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Bungalow, Guesthouse
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start and end in London! With the discovery tour European Getaway, you have a 20 day tour package taking you through London, England and 17 other destinations in Europe. European Getaway includes accommodation in a hotel, hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

130 Reviews

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  • European Getaway reviewer 1
    Written on June 15, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I am happy that I have chosen Topdeck for trip to Europe. It was very cost effective and I loved all itinerary.
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  • C
    Written on May 30, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was my first group tour trip and what an experience it was!!! I was very apprehensive about being on the bus for long periods of time and I struggle with that. But the bus was beyond comfortable and considering that it was basically our second home, it was a wonderful second home. Our bus driver was super talented and got us every in amazing time and with utmost safety. Our trip leader was simply spectacular. We could not have gotten a better trip leader. Stien is a very caring, generous, kind and funny person and that really translates into her work and her passion for her job. She made us all feel very comfortable from the very first day and took care of us as though we were her own family. The knowledge that Stien has for all the places we visited, plus some, was truly admirable! She has a passion for history and knows almost, if not more, than the tour guides we had in all the cities. The team of Stien and our driver Marek made a dream pair and we just loved every moment with them. All trips will have some small down sides (they are inevitable), but if you are lucky to have an incredible group then it makes the trip so memorable and fun. And if you are blessed enough to have the most incredible trip leader as we had in Stien, then you are in for a very special and happy trip with a lifetime of wonderful experiences and memories! Thank you for everything Stien, we honestly can’t thank you enough!
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  • L
    Written on May 24, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Millie was such an informative and exciting tour guide! Was blown away by her energetic attitude and jubile personality!
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  • A
    Written on May 21, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Millie was amazing! She was so energetic and fun to be around and kept everything running smoothly! No one had a bad word to say
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  • European Getaway reviewer 5
    Written on May 21, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had the best time ever on this tour the places were amazing but the tour leader Millie made the trip unforgettable
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  • G
    Written on May 21, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had the best group on this tour through Europe, Millie was amazing super friendly and made you feel so comfortable! She’s so knowledgeable and taught me so many cool interesting facts on our tour!
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  • L
    Written on May 21, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It would be impossible to limit this review to simply elaborating on just one experience. The entire trip was truly unparalleled. Before embarking on the topdeck tour, I left my home feeling anxious and uninspired. I did not expect to leave Europe feeling like my best, happiest, mentally healthiest version. And this could not have happened without the most amazing guide I could ask for- Millie. She organized the trip and planned our daily schedules in ways that made the trip both immensely enjoyable and insightful. I learned so much during those three weeks, as well as formed friendships I know will last a lifetime. I still experience major withdrawals and find myself missing everyone every single day. I wish I could go back in time and relive the same experience. Millie made our groggy mornings lively and exciting. Her energy and style made our long walks enjoyable. And she knew exactly what she was talking about, presented information in an invigorating manner, established authentic connections with every single one of us, and allowed us the freedom to explore as well. She did everything right. I wouldn’t change a thing, and I would choose Millie every single time. She is simply wonderful. Thank you for contributing to one of my most memorable experiences ever. I hope to see you soon, Millie! #TopDeckFam
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  • B
    Written on May 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Stien was the most magnificent, informative, professional, personal and caring tour leader I have ever had the pleasure of being around. Stien and her tour driver Marek went out of the way to offer a tour service that went way above and beyond expectations of the services expected. I hope there is some way in which I can accomodate another tour with Stien in the near future, if we had a choice to book specific tour leaders I would definately book Stein for my next trip!!
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  • P
    Written on May 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Loved it, highly recommended going with Stien Swinnen on one of her awesome adventures!!!
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  • T
    Written on May 13, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Loved the organisation and efficiency. We saw so much more than if we were to have done it on our own!
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: London, England to Paris, France
    Start point Wombats City Hostel London, 7 Dock Street London E1 8LL Telephone: +44 207 680 7600 06:00
  2. Day 2: Paris
  3. Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland
  4. Day 4: Swiss Alps
  5. Day 5: Swiss Alps to French Riviera, France
  6. Day 6: French Riviera including Monaco visit
  7. Day 7: French Riviera to Florence, Italy
  8. Day 8: Florence
  9. Day 9: Florence to Rome
  10. Day 10: Rome including Vatican City visit
  11. Day 11: Rome to Venice
  12. Day 12: Venice
  13. Day 13: Venice to Austrian Alps, Austria
  14. Day 14: Austrian Alps to Prague, Czech Republic
  15. Day 15: Prague
  16. Day 16: Prague to Berlin, Germany
  17. Day 17: Berlin
  18. Day 18: Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands
  19. Day 19: Amsterdam
  20. Day 20: Amsterdam to London, England
    End point Wombats City Hostel London, 7 Dock Street London E1 8LL Telephone: +44 207 680 7600 21:00

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
    1. Rome Camping Village Roma

      Address: Via Aurelia, 831, 00165 Roma RM, Italy

    2. Venice Camping Village Jolly

      Address: via 30175, Via Giuseppe de Marchi, 7, Venezia VE, Italy

    3. Berlin Wombats City Hostel Berlin

      Address: Alte Schönhauser Str. 2, 10119 Berlin, Germany

    4. Paris St Christophers Inn Paris - Gare du Nord

      Address: 5 Rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris, France

    5. Swiss Alps Mountain Hostel

      Address: Nidrimatten, Chilchstatt, 3826 Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

    6. French Riviera Hotel Busby FD

      Address: 38 Rue du Maréchal Joffre, 06000 Nice, France

    7. Florence Camping Norcenni Girasole Club

      Address: via Di Norcenni, 7, 50063 Figline Valdarno FI, Italy

    8. Austrian Alps Pension Marliesenhof

      Address: Kaiserstraße 25, 6382 Kirchdorf in Tirol, Austria

    9. Prague Plus Prague Hostel

      Address: Přívozní 1562/1, 170 00 Praha, Czechia

    10. Amsterdam Generator Hostel Amsterdam

      Address: Mauritskade 57, 1092 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands

    *Please note exact accommodation and details are re-confirmed at time of booking and subject to change up to 6 weeks prior to departure

  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Flights

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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.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      As the European Getaway is a hostel trip, there is no single supplement available.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not available on this tour, which means that you will have to make your own way to and from the airport.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      The tour ends at approximately 9 pm in London at the Generator Hostel.

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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..."
    • Millie Stewart
      "I am originally from London, UK and have had the pleasure of travelling for the last 5 years. I have..."
    • 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..."
    • Jody Judes Douglass
      "Hey there - my name is Judes and I am a Maltese Australian working as a European Trip Leader with Topdeck..."
    • Hugh Fitzpatrick
      "Hey guys, I am Hugh, a trip leader/tour guide with Topdeck. If you have done a tour with me it would..."
    • Piotr Liskiewicz
      "Hey guys! My name is Piotr and I have been working as a tour manager (trip leader) since 2013. It is..."
    • Stien Swinnen
      "Hello! I'm Stien, from Belgium. After leading groups around African and Asian countries for Belgian tour..."
    • Vincenzo Sapia
      "CIAO BELLI! Here's Vincenzo (Vinnie for most of my Travellers), Italian through and through, after graduating..."
    • John McCarten (Johnny)
      ""Not all those who wander are lost" From an early age I was always the "wanderer",..."
    • Ruta Arminaite
    • Sally Brealey
    • Megan Aston
    • Jemma Greenhalgh
    • Jacinthe Mercier-Paquin
    • Anthony Di Donato

    What are people saying about TourRadar?

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    England
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    France , Monaco , Italy , Austria , Germany , Netherlands and Belgium
    CHF
    Franc
    Switzerland
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    Visa

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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, Austria, Czech Republic and Germany. Ideally 6 months before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Czech Republic. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Czech Republic. Ideally 2 months before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Start and end in London.
    Max group size
    48 is the maximum group size for European Getaway.
    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 1 October 2018 the full payment of $2,249 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 $2249 for European Getaway, 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 4,174 km.
    • London (England)
    • 109 km
    • Dover (England)
    • 43 km
    • Calais (France)
    • 235 km
    • Paris (France)
    • 486 km
    • Lauterbrunnen (Switzerland)
    • 321 km
    • Monaco (Monaco)
    • 240 km
    • Pisa (Italy)
    • 69 km
    • Florence (Italy)
    • 232 km
    • Rome (Italy)
    • 412 km
    • Verona (Italy)
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