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Mardi "Jess was an exceptional tour guide who always went out of her way to ensure we had an unforgettable experience. I was quite hesitant to go on this kind of tour, but from day one Jess managed to alleviate all my concerns. She had the perfect line between friend and guide. She was able to teach us comprehensive knowledge about each place - whether it be trivia, history or the basic language, we alwa..."
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117 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+18
Ends
London
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Highlights

  • Experience a cabaret show in Paris
  • Marvel at the Swiss countryside vistas
  • Shop till you drop on Rome’s Via Condotti
  • Soak in the beauty of Vienna’s palaces
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Bungalow
Max Group Size
48
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Start and end in London! With the discovery tour Winter Spirit, you have a 24 day tour package taking you through London, England and 18 other destinations in Europe. Winter Spirit includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • A
    Written on July 31, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    If you are considering embarking on the Winter Spirit tour, I would whole heartedly recommend jumping on and booking! My trip leader Casey was amazing, totally passionate about her job by going above and beyond to organize extra dinners or extra nights out for the group (including our family Christmas dinner) and forever offering her wealth of knowledge, I know I learned so much from her throughout the trip. Lloyd our bus driver was a great guy with hilarious banter who made everyone feel safe while travelling and was always up for a laugh and would join us for all our activities and dinners if possible. The vibe on the trip in general was great, and everyone on the bus really felt like a family. Celebrating Christmas Eve in Salzburg, Christmas Day in Vienna and NYE in Prague were undoubtably some of the most memorable experiences, as well as seeing so many of Europe's most famous spots turned into a wintery wonderland. One of my favourite memories of the trip was stopping randomly roadside in Slovakia to have a snowball fight in freshly fallen snow, something you could never plan for but it was totally perfect. It definitely gets pretty cold in places especially the further East you go.. but don't let the thought of winter put you off, we had gorgeous sunny skies on probably 80% of our days, even if it was on the chilly side! With the gorgeous sights made even more special with snow, and minimal queues at the big attractions there is no reason not to experience Europe in winter, especially with Topdeck. 100% recommend.
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  • G
    Written on March 11, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    I did WInter Spirit 2016 with the lovely Sarah as our guide. She was a fantastic burst of energy, who made sure we all enjoyed every second of our trip . She kept us entertained on all those long bus rides and made sure everyone had a good time and made a point to get to know each one of us. Our trip wouldnt have been the best experience ever without SARAHHH!!!!
    Topdeck commented on this review
    Hi Geetika, We are sorry to hear that some of the accommodation options on this trip did not meet your expectations. We would love to hear from you and identify the accommodation properties you were not happy with. Feel free to contact our team at feedback@topdecktravel.co.uk who will be able to assist you further. Many Thanks Team Topdeck
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  • J
    Written on March 7, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Sarah is the freakin best tourguide ever!! She will always lift the spirit on bus and makes you feel welcome from the first second. A trip with Shezah is a trip you will definitely enjoy!!!
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  • CJ
    Written on March 7, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great trip and Sarah was great as trip leader! Sarah takes the time to learn everyone's name and knows them by day two as well as checking in with everyone throughout the trip. She lets you know what the best experiences (optional activities) are , and gives you a non bias honest opinion. All in all great trip.
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  • G
    Written on March 7, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    My experience during my topdeck adventure was nothing short of amazing. I couldnt recommend this company enough. To top off seeing amazing sites and eating delicious food, we had the amazing Sarah as our tour guide. She has a wealth of knowledge and while always staying professional, was also very inviting and friendly. I believe she made my trip the best it could have been and any passenger on topdeck would be lucky to have her as their guide.
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  • SG
    Written on March 7, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had an amazing experience with Sarah one of the best tours I have been on and will definitely remain in the top 3 for those which are yet to come. Not only very informative but also a great sense of spirit, adventure, and laughs throughout the tour. Would absolutely tour with Sarah again and topdeck
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  • Winter Spirit reviewer 7
    Written on March 7, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sarah was so awesome and bubbly, made me feel super welcome and comfortable on the trip. You can really tell she enjoys what she does and that made the overall experience even better!
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  • M
    Written on February 15, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I booked this trip at the very last minuet and was extremely nervous and didn’t know what to expect. The tour ended up being the best thing I have ever done, our fam was so lucky to have jess as a tour guide, her warm and friendly personality instantly made everyone feel at ease from day 1. Jess shared her knowledge of the different countries and cultures and was also willing to help us plan our free days making sure we made the most of our time in each place. Jess was more then a tour guide to our group she was our friend always coming out with us and ensuring we were all having the absolute best time. My enjoyment of this trip is in huge part thanks to Jess she was an amazing tour guide and friend.
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  • M
    Written on February 11, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Jess was an exceptional tour guide who always went out of her way to ensure we had an unforgettable experience. I was quite hesitant to go on this kind of tour, but from day one Jess managed to alleviate all my concerns. She had the perfect line between friend and guide. She was able to teach us comprehensive knowledge about each place - whether it be trivia, history or the basic language, we always felt prepared for the next destination! But she was also able to be a friend. She got to know each of us personally and ensure we were always comfortable. A stand out for me, was that she went above and beyond to meet my dietary requirements for each meal. As a vegan in Europe this meant so much, and showed she really cared! Whether it be running games on the coach, planning surprises for people's birthdays, telling us the best hidden spots in each country, or helping us plan an itinerary on our free day - Jess went above and beyond to make sure we made the most of our experience. My topdeck was one of the best experiences I've ever had, and Jess was a huge part of why it was so special.
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  • MH
    Written on February 6, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Awesome tour! Less crowds in winter, visited SO many different countries, heaps of snow, pretty good accommodation overall, breakfast daily and dinner every second night, good included and extra activities, great friendships made.
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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 Florence, Italy
  • Day 6: Florence
  • Day 7: Florence to Rome
  • Day 8: Rome including Vatican City visit
  • Day 9: Rome to Venice
  • Day 10: Venice
  • Day 11: Venice to Salzburg, Austria
  • Day 12: Salzburg
  • Day 13: Salzburg to Vienna
  • Day 14: Vienna to Budapest, Hungary
  • Day 15: Budapest
  • Day 16: Budapest to Krakow, Poland
  • Day 17: Krakow
  • Day 18: Krakow to Prague, Czech Republic
  • Day 19: Prague
  • Day 20: Prague to Berlin, Germany
  • Day 21: Berlin
  • Day 22: Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Day 23: Amsterdam
  • Day 24: Amsterdam to London, England

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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.

    • April 1, 2017

      Is there an option to upgrade to private rooms?

      There is no option to upgrade to a private room on this tour. Please note you will spend 4 nights in a hotel, and 4 nights in a bungalow, so there will be some opportunity to have a private room, although during the nights spent in hostels, this won't be possible. If you would prefer a tour in which the accommodation is entirely spent in hotels, please let us know and we can help you find an alternative.

    • April 1, 2017

      What are the optional activities?

      The optional activities available on this tour include:


      Austria - Salzburg
      Beginner Ski PackageAdvanced Ski Package (Includes Ski Pass and Equipment. Clothing extra)

      Austria - Vienna
      Vienna Orchestra From
      date dependent
      Orchestra with dinner

      France - Paris
      Paris cabaret
      Seine River cruise
      Paris bike tour

      Germany - Berlin
      Third Reich walking tour
      Berlin Alternative Tour and
      Nightlife tour
      Italy - Rome
      Vatican tour

    • October 1, 2016

      At the hostel is it split accommodation between boys and girls ?

      Yes the nights where you stay at hostels the rooms will be split between guys and girls.

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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..."
    • 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..."
    • 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 a tour guide since 2013. So far I've worked four summer seasons..."
    • Jacob Krayenhoff van de Leur
      "A few years ago I was finishing my bachelors degree dreaming of adventure. So the day after I graduated..."
    • Anthony Di Donato
    • Kriszti Imre
    • Megan Aston

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    Euro
    France , Italy , Austria , Slovakia , Germany , Netherlands and Belgium
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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, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Germany. Ideally 6 months before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 months before travel.

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    Location
    Start and end in London.
    Max group size
    48 is the maximum group size for Winter Spirit.
    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 4 December 2017 the full payment of $2,202 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 $2202 for Winter Spirit, 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 4,633 km.
    • London (England)
    • 109 km
    • Dover (England)
    • 43 km
    • Calais (France)
    • 235 km
    • Paris (France)
    • 486 km
    • Lauterbrunnen (Switzerland)
    • 375 km
    • Pisa (Italy)
    • 69 km
    • Florence (Italy)
    • 232 km
    • Rome (Italy)
    • 394 km
    • Venice (Italy)
    • 269 km
    • Salzburg (Austria)
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