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European Explorer

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European Explorer - Topdeck
European Explorer - Topdeck
Lucy "Sarah was the most amazing leader anyone could ever ask for!! She was always enthusiastic, made everyone come together as a group and celebrate all day and night! She was there for hard times and always made sure everyone was ok. She was knowledgeable and delivered her facts about cities in a way that engaged everyone and leaving us wanting to know more. She is definitely part of the reason I had ..."
Excellent
46 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+13
Ends
London
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Highlights

Start and end in London! With the in-depth cultural tour European Explorer, you have a 27 day tour package taking you through London, England and 13 other destinations in Europe. European Explorer includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Bungalow, Guesthouse
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ship
Physical Rating
Active

46 Reviews

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80%
Good
17%
Average
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  • KM
    Written on December 10, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    My tour was more than i could habe ever expected! So many amazing memories with so many amazing people, i chose the hostels and they all looked great and felt verh safe, out tour guide had so much info that really helped us get the most out of our trip! I will be back in a heart beat!
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  • CS
    Written on November 8, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was the best experience of my life - made awesome by the people and our tour leader Sarah
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  • B
    Written on November 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sarah was absolutely fantastic, she made the TopDeck group feel more like a family! Sarah has absolutely no flaws and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the history of European countries and cities... Sarah goes above and beyond when it comes to pleasing those who are on her trip. The one thing that about Sarah that I absolutely adore is her energy and positivity. Sarah made my TopDeck unforgettable.
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  • L
    Written on November 6, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Trip was good. Trip leader, sarah made it amazing
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  • AM
    Written on November 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Topdeck included some of my favourite memories of 2017. The people that I met. The things that I saw. What I learnt. And all of the amazing opportunities that topdeck provides. Everything was just so easy from pick ups and drop offs. daily itinerary’s that allow you the freedom to do what you want to do whilst giving you information on the location, tips and tricks, safety info, and ideas for what to do. Our topdeck leader sarah became one of us. She bonded with our group so well looked after us, listened to us, understood us, and helped us with problems big or small. Honestly, the trip wouldn’t have been the same without her. whenever I talk to my friends about topdeck there is nothing I can say that would fully encompass what we all shared on those magical 27 days other than- “you have to experience it for yourself”. as an added bonus the people I met on topdeck and I all still talk and have continued to travel with each other!
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  • LM
    Written on November 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sarah was an awesome trip leader and she made the trip so much fun for everybody evolved. She made sure that everything ran smoothly and most importantly that everyone enjoyed their time on the trip
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  • LL
    Written on November 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sarah was the most amazing leader anyone could ever ask for!! She was always enthusiastic, made everyone come together as a group and celebrate all day and night! She was there for hard times and always made sure everyone was ok. She was knowledgeable and delivered her facts about cities in a way that engaged everyone and leaving us wanting to know more. She is definitely part of the reason I had such an amazing topdeck experience and I’ve missed her bubbly output on life everyday since the tour finished. She made us a family and I never wanted our tour to end!
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  • IH
    Written on November 6, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Sarah made the 27 day European explorer the best experience of my life. Her extensive knowledge of every where we went was amazing. Her personality and ability to ensure everyone had a great time was incredible
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  • ES
    Written on November 6, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was amazing and Sarah is the best tour leader in your employment and she made everything so easy for us and so enjoyable and was the best
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  • H
    Written on November 6, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Best topdeck leader! Made the effort all the time to make everything awesome
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: London, England to Paris, France
  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 Sailing in Greece via Overnight Ferry
  12. Day 12: Sailing in Greece
  13. Day 13: Sailing in Greece
  14. Day 14: Sailing in Greece
  15. Day 15: Sailing in Greece to Venice, Italy via Overnight Ferry
  16. Day 16: Greece to Venice, Italy
  17. Day 17: Venice
  18. Day 18: Venice to Austrian Alps, Austria
  19. Day 19: Austrian Alps
  20. Day 20: Austrian Alps to Munich, Germany
  21. Day 21: Munich to Prague, Czech Republic
  22. Day 22: Prague
  23. Day 23: Prague to Berlin, Germany
  24. Day 24: Berlin
  25. Day 25: Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands
  26. Day 26: Amsterdam
  27. Day 27: Amsterdam to London, England

What's included

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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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.

    • September 16, 2016

      Looking at doing a Contiki in Europe next year with a friend. We haven't traveled overseas before and just wanting to know what sort of budget we would need. Quite like the look of the European explorer!

      Spending money is such a personal thing so it's quite difficult to say how much you'd need exactly- It really depends on which optional excursions you'd like to participate in, how much drinking and how much shopping you plan on doing.
      A good place to start would be to have a look at the trip notes I've attached here, and think about which optional excursions you'd like to participate in.
      To get your travel budgeting started on the right foot, we'd also like to offer you 5% off the total price of the tour when making your booking. You can enter this code into the payment section ( RES-bwrCR )
      Please note, discount codes are not combinable. If you have any other questions about this amazing tour, please don't hesitate to ask- we're here to help :)

    • September 1, 2016

      We havent travelled overseas before and just wanted to know how much of a budget will we need?

      Due to different peoples spending habits and budgets we can not really advise on how much.

      A good place to start would be to have a look at the trip notes or get in contact with us and our customer support team for the amount of any additional charges and for other information.

    • 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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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Amanda Bunn
      "The greatest adventure yet! Guiding with Topdeck is a dream come true for me! I LOVE travel, lets be..."
    • SARAH JASMINE LABIB
      "MY NAME IS SARAH, PICK UP STICKS ENTHUSIAST, AND LOVER OF THE CAPSLOCK! I worked as a clinical pharmacist..."
    • 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..."
    • Vincenzo Sapia
      "CIAO BELLI! Here's Vincenzo (Vinnie for most of my Travellers), Italian through and through, after graduating..."
    • Jacob Krayenhoff van de Leur
      "A few years ago I was finishing my bachelors degree dreaming of adventure. So the day after I graduated..."
    • John McCarten (Johnny)
      ""Not all those who wander are lost" From an early age I was always the "wanderer",..."
    • Anthony Di Donato
    • Ruta Arminaite
    • Jemma Greenhalgh

    What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Daniel6th February 2018
      many options, public reviews, easily searchable. I like looking through all of the options and figuring out which works best for me - I went with the tour that had the most reviews.

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    Euro
    France , Italy , Greece , Austria , Germany and Netherlands
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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, Germany and Czech Republic. Ideally 6 months before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Greece and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Greece and 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 Explorer.
    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 8 June 2018 the full payment of $4,027 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 $4027 for European Explorer, 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 5,171 km.
    • London (England)
    • 343 km
    • Paris (France)
    • 486 km
    • Lauterbrunnen (Switzerland)
    • 326 km
    • Nice (France)
    • 321 km
    • Florence (Italy)
    • 232 km
    • Rome (Italy)
    • 669 km
    • Corfu (Greece)
    • 41 km
    • Plataria (Greece)
    • 932 km
    • Venice (Italy)
    • 209 km
    • Tyrol (Austria)
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