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Spires in the Snow

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Spires in the Snow - Topdeck
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Elizabeth "Really good tour covering lots of sights and experiences I had hoped for. Great, knowledgeable tour guide Vin. Great accomodation in Budapest and Prague, however not the best in Krakow. The only thing I didn't realise was that my 7 day tour was apart of a much larger 24 day tour. I have never experienced this when on tour so this was a little different. A really enjoyable tour overall and would re..."
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18 reviews
Starts
Budapest
Destinations
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Ends
Prague
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Highlights

Start in Budapest and end in Prague! With the discovery tour Spires in the Snow, you have a 7 day tour package taking you from Budapest to Prague and through Budapest, Hungary and 2 other destinations in Europe. Spires in the Snow includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus

18 Reviews

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  • LR
    Written on April 16, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had an amazing time. Emily and Gary were fantastic the entire time and with this trip being my first solo travel, they have definitely made it one to remember and one I hope to repeat again in the future. Thank you!
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  • J
    Written on March 24, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Loved having stein as a guide so much! She was so amazing and helpful! I had such a great, fun time with her
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  • Spires in the Snow reviewer 3
    Written on March 23, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Staff was really able to roll with the punches and adapt when faced with bad weather and traffic.
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  • A
    Written on March 23, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Staff was really able to roll with the punches and adapt whenever we faced bad weather and impossible traffic.
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  • C
    Written on January 19, 2018
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Topdeck is a programme to make solo travels to a group one, but it isn't worth your money. First of all, though it is quite pricey, it doesn't offer that much. We did around 6 days of traveling and it cost around 700 pounds. We had our 6- room dormitory room, every hostel morning meal, 20 minutes of the walking tour in 3 cities, and two dinners. Other were all optionary tours, which cost more euros. Whilst creating the illusion of a cool international trip, it was actually more domestic than international, 95 % of travelers being Australians. Lastly, our tour leader, Babara, she didn't take care of the travelers. She even ignored the responsibility of making it sure that every traveler is on the bus, and had new travelers left behind. In a nutshell, this programme is not a recommendable program. Please find another tour if you're a not Austrailian.
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  • MW
    Written on December 29, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Trip was great, mostly had great accomodation and both the guide and bus driver were excellent!
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  • ES
    Written on November 29, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Really good tour covering lots of sights and experiences I had hoped for. Great, knowledgeable tour guide Vin. Great accomodation in Budapest and Prague, however not the best in Krakow. The only thing I didn't realise was that my 7 day tour was apart of a much larger 24 day tour. I have never experienced this when on tour so this was a little different. A really enjoyable tour overall and would recommend.
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  • K
    Written on September 27, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Topdeck was our first ever tour and our tour guide Jody made it the highlight of our European adventure. Jody's knowledge, charisma and fluency made for an excellent learning and fun experience. We would definitely embark on another tour with Jody.
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  • E
    Written on March 11, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Travelling around Europe with Sarah was an experience I will remember forever. She was so much fun and made everyone feel like they belonged from the minute we walked into the hostel. youre very lucky if get to go on a trip with her.
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  • S
    Written on March 7, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    Spires in the Snow was made amazing by Sarah, she really made everyone feel so involved and was such a happy guide! I think the trip was definitely made better by Sarah and wouldn't have been the same without her
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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Budapest, Hungary
  2. Day 2: Budapest
  3. Day 3: Budapest to Krakow, Poland
  4. Day 4: Krakow
  5. Day 5: Krakow to Prague, Czech Republic
  6. Day 6: Prague
  7. Day 7: Prague

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Questions & Answers

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

    • Whan can I have the documents to process my visa?

      In order to get your finalized travel documents you need to have a confirmed booking with Topdeck and then the hotel list/finalised travel documents will be emailed to you 4-6 weeks prior to the tour departing.

    • Is accommodation and transport provided for all the days on tour?

      Accommodation is included throughout the whole trip .

    • What time does the tour depart from Budapest?

      The tour departs around 6am from Wombats Budapest and arrives around 9am into Plus Prague.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Katina Vangopoulos
      "Two summer seasons completed for Topdeck Europe and loving the continent's vibes more than ever! I'm..."
    • SARAH JASMINE LABIB
      "MY NAME IS SARAH, PICK UP STICKS ENTHUSIAST, AND LOVER OF THE CAPSLOCK! I worked as a clinical pharmacist..."
    • Jody Judes Douglass
      "Hey there - my name is Judes and I am a Maltese Australian working as a European Trip Leader with Topdeck..."
    • Stien Swinnen
      "Hello! I'm Stien, from Belgium. After leading groups around African and Asian countries for Belgian tour..."
    • John McCarten (Johnny)
      ""Not all those who wander are lost" From an early age I was always the "wanderer",..."
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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    Hungary
    Zloty
    Poland
    Kč
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    Czech Republic

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    Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic

    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic. Ideally 6 months before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Budapest is the starting point and Prague is the endpoint.
    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 3 October 2018 the full payment of $661 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 $661 for Spires in the Snow, 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 687 km.
    • Budapest (Hungary)
    • 293 km
    • Krakow (Poland)
    • 394 km
    • Prague (Czech Republic)

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