Europe Explorer - 18 Days

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Europe Explorer - 18 Days - Expat Explore Travel
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Douglas "The overall trip was amazing. The people we met on the tour really enhanced our experience and made each day enjoyable. Rose, our guide, was incredible. She was entertaining, fun, knowledgeable, caring and knew exactly when we needed quite time and when we were ready for some fun on the coach. The hotels we stayed in were fine. We weren't expecting 4 star accommodations. The daily breakfasts wer..."
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  • 18 days of stunning scenery, art, history and culture
  • Rewarding group tour experience
  • Stroll the vibrant avenue Las Ramblas
  • Experienced tour guides
Age range
10 to 90 year olds
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus
Start and end in London! With the coach/bus tour Europe Explorer - 18 Days, you have a 18 day tour package taking you through London, England and 15 other destinations in Europe. Europe Explorer - 18 Days includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • K
    Written on January 4, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    We did the 18 day tour back end of July to Aug and all i can say that it was fantastic. Expat take you to places and towns you wouldnt normally go to if you did it by yourself. Our group was a great group of all different ages and nationalitys that all got on well. Most of the hotels we stayed in were all ok -comfortable , clean and did the job- nothing flash - but for the money you pay for the trip we didnt expect 5 star. Our Tour leader Rose Brown was one of the best ive come accross , she was friendly, helpful- she knew her stuff and was a wealth of knowledge on just about any country we went to. Gary our driver did a great job also getting us around Europe safely , he was a friendly guy who also knew his stuff. Would totally recommend going on a tour with Rose & Gary as they are a great team .Over all i had the best time and would definately do another Tour with Expat Tours. Do yourself a favour and book with Expat and hope you get Rose & Gary as you wont be dissapointed. Kim Kim
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  • AJ
    Written on January 3, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    This was a really fun trip and we all really owed it to one person, our tour guide Rose! She was simply outstanding. She really made the experience fun and personal on what would have been a very touristy experience. If you decide to do this tour make sure that you pack some good walking shoes, a personal fan, a bottle for water, and mindset for adventure. Ask for Rose Brown to be your tour guide! You won't be disappointed! (And Gary the bus driver was a hoot, as well.)
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  • JQ
    Written on October 27, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I enjoyed the tour with expat explore.
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  • GK
    Written on September 30, 2017
    1.5 - Rather poor

    This trip was 50%nightmare !Our guide was so rude !She actually tried to trow my spouse and I off the coach in the middle of nowhere in The Netherlands ! We're in our late sixties !I ask her to stop yelling at me and stop picking on us !She was so rude and she spent hours lecturing on her Openion of the second world war !Who wants to hear this in your vacation ?They let the toilets go uncleaned and not emptied for days and the Coach smelled so bad !!She gets angry if you stop to rest you basically have to Sprint through the sites you should be enjoying !N the beginning she wasn't so rude but half way through she just seemed to hate her job !She removed time and a scheduled dinner in Florence and that was so upsetting to me !Instead we went to a small village where it was a distance away to get dinner and we would have had to be out there looking late at night with no help !She ask the hotel worker to give her a ride to the Pizzeria yet didn't give any one else the Same consideration !We just went to bed hungry ! Worst travel experience of my life !Some of the accommodations were nice others horrible !!We had to drag our luggage for several blocks in Nice France !The traffic was heavy there !I would never have dreamed this would be so bad !Nice people on Coach tour made it more pleasant but a lot were saying never again !
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  • Europe Explorer - 18 Days reviewer 5
    Written on September 28, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip of a lifetime for our daughter and myself! We visited 8 countries in 3 weeks. We checked MANY items off our bucket list, experienced incredible culture, ate delicious foods, saw architecture and history I never thought I would see and made friends for a lifetime. We can't say enough about our driver Minty and our tour leader Shabby. Prior to arrival in each city Shabby would educate us all on history, safety, public transportation, local attractions, a quick language lesson and let's not forget FOOD. They both were fun, cool and made our coach rides very entertaining. Shabby and Minty represented Expat very well. I would highly recommend and wouldn't hesitate to book again! Loved our tour!
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  • Europe Explorer - 18 Days reviewer 6
    Written on September 18, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The 18 day tour was pretty full on but amazing. Got to see so many places in just a short time. Hotels were basic but clean and our tour leader Emma was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble for her. Dan the driver got us around safely.
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  • Europe Explorer - 18 Days reviewer 7
    Written on September 12, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Our trip was excellent. Loved all the places we went. Some places would have been nice to have more time in but there is so much to see in just 18 days. Our tour guide Shabby was "da bomb" and Minty our driver "the best", the trip wouldn't have been without them. I would recommend Expat to anyone, they are a really professional company.
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  • Europe Explorer - 18 Days reviewer 8
    Written on September 12, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Whatever i write here cannot give justice to how truly magnificent this was.A massive thank you to our tour leader Shabby and driver Minty for all they did and the directions and guidance they gave
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  • Europe Explorer - 18 Days reviewer 9
    Written on August 31, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    18 days , was great experience, Emma tour lady was very good
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  • DC
    Written on August 14, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The overall trip was amazing. The people we met on the tour really enhanced our experience and made each day enjoyable. Rose, our guide, was incredible. She was entertaining, fun, knowledgeable, caring and knew exactly when we needed quite time and when we were ready for some fun on the coach. The hotels we stayed in were fine. We weren't expecting 4 star accommodations. The daily breakfasts were lacking and disappointing in most places but Abba Gardens blew everyone else away. Also the pool at this hotel was a welcome relief. Gary our driver was superb! Man that guy can drive and keep you safe. He is also very fun outside of work. He is not shy and will be the first in the lake in Switzerland! The included excursions can be missed. The perfumery, Harry's Watch store and cheese/clog demonstrations add nothing to the trip but time to allow Gary a respite from driving. These stops felt as if we got stuck in an infomercial or time share presentation.
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  1. Day 1: Visit Paris.
    Start point Outside Hotel Novotel at Greenwich station, 173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA 06:30
  2. Day 2: A free day in Paris.
  3. Day 3: Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Avignon.
  4. Day 4: Visit Barcelona.
  5. Day 5: A free day in Barcelona.
  6. Day 6: Visit Arles and the French Riviera.
  7. Day 7: A free day on the French Riviera.
  8. Day 8: Visit Pisa and Florence.
  9. Day 9: Visit Rome.
  10. Day 10: A free day in Rome.
  11. Day 11: Visit Siena and Venice.
  12. Day 12: A free day in Venice.
  13. Day 13: Visit Switzerland.
  14. Day 14: A free day in the Swiss Alps.
  15. Day 15: Visit the Rhine Valley.
  16. Day 16: Visit Amsterdam.
  17. Day 17: A free day in Amsterdam.
  18. Day 18: Visit Bruges and return to London.
    End point Greenwich train station, 173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA 18:30 – 21:30

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
    1. Paris - Ibis la Defense

      Address: 4 Boulevard de Neuilly, 92400 Courbevoie, France

    2. Swiss Alps - Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens

      Address: Kirchgasse 72B, 3812 Wilderswil, Switzerland

    3. Tuscany - Hotel Massimo d'Azeglio

      Address: Corso Matteotti 42, 51016 Montecatini Terme PT, Italy

    4. Rome - Hotel Cristoforo Colombo

      Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo, 710, 00144 Roma RM, Italy

    5. Venice - Elite Residence Hotel

      Address: Via Forte Marghera, 119, 30173 Venezia VE, Italy

    6. Rhine Valley - Rheinlust

      Address: Rheinallee 27-30, 56154 Boppard, Germany

    7. Amsterdam - Hampton by Hilton Schipol Airport

      Address: Neptunusstraat 1, 2132 JA Hoofddorp, Netherlands

    8. Barcelona - Ibis Meridiana

      Address: Heron City, Passeig d'Andreu Nin, 9, 08016 Barcelona, Spain

    9. Avignon - Ibis Budget Avignon

      Address: 8 Boulevard Saint-Dominique, 84000 Avignon, France

    10. French Riviera - ibis Styles Nice Aéroport Arenas

      Address: 127 Boulevard René Cassin, 06300 Nice, France

    *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 Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

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

    • April 1, 2017

      What hotels will we be staying at?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details 4-6 weeks before departure. Under the "What’s Included" tab on each tour page, you can find general info about the accommodations used on the tour before you book.

    • November 1, 2016

      Will there be any price reduction for minors?

      Expat Explore is already an 'economical' tour option. They do not offer price reductions for kids.

    • September 8, 2016

      Is the triple share option is available? Thank you.

      Thanks for your enquiry!
      It cannot be confirmed in advance, however should you not be able to get a triple room we will arrange a joining room in that case or the 3rd person will be roomed with another passenger of the same gender .
      The other option here is to pay a single supplement which will guarantee that the third traveller has a private room for the duration of the tour.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Steve Martin
      "Worked in the industry for over 10 years now in various countries around Europe. Worked with Santa in..."
    • Rose Brown
      "Once upon a time, in a sleepy little village near Bristol, there lived a chubby, curly-haired girl called..."
    • Gayle Taylor
      "I love to travel, so this job is perfect. I get to meet passengers of all ages and from all over the..."
    • Holly Terrorhawk Clarke
    • Cameron Benson

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    • Departs 24th April 20185 comments
      "Cannot wait for this trip! My mom and I will be going. Coming from Arizona!"
    • Departs 26th April 20183 comments
      "Trip booked! The countdown begins! "
    • Departs 8th May 20181 comment
      "Hi ! I’m Pam and I’m traveling with my Mom , the tour that would start May 8 in London. Just wondering.... since we’re going to have a free day in Spain. I have my brother in law there waiting for us and willing to show us different places that wasn’t in our package . He would provide transportation and food (optional for dinner) after the tour. Whoever wants to join us, pls send me an email so I could forward the details and amount that we need to pay. For sure it would be less expensive than if you’ll do it on your own. It’s going to be more fun and convenient for us, even just at Barcelona Spain, since we don’t know the place yet. If anyone is willing to join us, pls send me a message at pam_ bitancor Limited spots only because it’s hard to provide for the whole tour group. Small group would be fun and exciting, thanks and looking forward in meeting all of you at our 18 days upcoming tour. Have a Blessed Day!"
    • Departs 15th May 20181 comment
      "Hi I am Michelle Traveling with my 2 sisters Diane and Trudy "
    • Departs 26th June 20181 comment
      "Hi everyone, my husband and I are very excited for this trip and cannot wait to meet you all Sue :)"

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    France , Spain , Monaco , Italy , Netherlands and Belgium

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    EnglandFrance, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Netherlands and BelgiumMonacoItalySwitzerland


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    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Spain. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Switzerland. Ideally 6 months before travel.


    Start and end in London.
    Hold my space
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 10% to confirm this Expat Explore Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 28 May 2018 the full payment of $2,350 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2350 for Europe Explorer - 18 Days, but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 4,291 km.
    • London (England)
    • 343 km
    • Paris (France)
    • 276 km
    • Beaune (France)
    • 342 km
    • Avignon (France)
    • 357 km
    • Barcelona (Spain)
    • 325 km
    • Arles (France)
    • 212 km
    • Nice (France)
    • 13 km
    • Monaco (Monaco)
    • 240 km
    • Pisa (Italy)
    • 69 km
    • Florence (Italy)
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