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Western Compass - Topdeck
Western Compass - Topdeck
Shanna "Jess was my trip leader for the 23-day tour and it was the trip of a lifetime! Jess is super knowledgeable of the history of every place that we went to. She also gave great suggestions of places to visit and foods to try. Even those sometimes long driving days were made memorable with Jess' wild and funny stories. I'm super glad that I went on this trip and would love to go on another one with Je..."
Excellent
5 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+13
Ends
London
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Highlights

Start and end in London! With the discovery tour Western Compass, you have a 24 day tour package taking you through London, England and 13 other destinations in Europe. Western Compass includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Bungalow
Max Group Size
48
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ferry

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  • J
    Written on March 21, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I went on the 24 day Western Compass beginning December 2017 and ending in January 2018. A time of year where you would miss your family over christmas and new years but nonetheless I had a great time :) Jess as a tour leader made the trip all that better too. Always fun, smiley, chirpy and bubbly and she also had the BEST playlist tunes playing on the topdeck bus. Jess was easy to speak with, ask questions anytime and she was also very knowledgable and passionate about the places we visited on the tour. Passionate being the key word which relayed into how she spoke about sights, cities and countries we visited making learning about the history of these places memorable rather than something you hear then automatically forget. Jess was also really great about my dietary requirements , being vegan I knew it would be a little more difficult when it came to shared meals with the topdeck team but she always made sure that I was able to eat (She even brought me a bag of goodies to keep me going throughout the trip since one day I couldn't have anything for breakfast).
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  • Western Compass reviewer 2
    Written on March 20, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The entire experience was extremely enjoyable and our tour guide, Jess, was exceptional.
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  • S
    Written on March 20, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Western Compass tour was no doubt an amazing experience!! As it was my first time travelling, Our guide Jess was an enourmous aid in determining all the good places to visit. Jess was always enthusiastic and lifting the groups spirits whenever we where tired/ crabby. My favourite part was the opportunity we had to immerse ourself of all the different cultures, Jess being a wealth of knowledge, we where never left with questions unanswered. I also enjoyed the opportunity to participate in activities I had never imagined I would, my favourite being Night Sledding, karaoke dinner and celebrating Christmas/New Years With our group in a different country. It was a unforgettable experience that I wish I could repeat. The memories made and friendships gained on the trip will always be treasured for many years to come. I can only hope my next trip will be equal to or even better.
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  • R
    Written on March 20, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had the time of my life on this top deck tour. Jess was the best tour guide we could have asked for. She is full of knowledge, respectful, and brought so much joy to our trip. I would definitely travel with top deck again :)
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  • S
    Written on March 20, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Jess was my trip leader for the 23-day tour and it was the trip of a lifetime! Jess is super knowledgeable of the history of every place that we went to. She also gave great suggestions of places to visit and foods to try. Even those sometimes long driving days were made memorable with Jess' wild and funny stories. I'm super glad that I went on this trip and would love to go on another one with Jess.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: London, England to Paris, France (or join in Paris)
  2. Day 2: Paris
  3. Day 3: Paris to Bordeaux
  4. Day 4: Bordeaux
  5. Day 5: Bordeaux to Bilbao, Spain
  6. Day 6: Bilbao to Madrid
  7. Day 7: Madrid
  8. Day 8: Madrid to Valencia
  9. Day 9: Valencia to Barcelona
  10. Day 10: Barcelona
  11. Day 11: Barcelona to Marseille, France
  12. Day 12: Marseille
  13. Day 13: Marseille to Florence, Italy
  14. Day 14: Florence
  15. Day 15: Florence to Rome
  16. Day 16: Rome including Vatican City visit
  17. Day 17: Rome to Venice
  18. Day 18: Venice
  19. Day 19: Venice to Swiss Alps, Switzerland
  20. Day 20: Swiss Alps
  21. Day 21: Swiss Alps to Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  22. Day 22: Luxembourg City to Amsterdam, Netherlands
  23. Day 23: Amsterdam
  24. Day 24: Amsterdam to London, England

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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Guides who have led this tour

  • Jessica Thompson
    "I am half Australian and half Swiss (grew up in Aus). I have been living in Europe for over five years..."

What are people saying about TourRadar?

  • Elvio18th May 2018
    When our chosen tour date was full other dates were suggested. The staff was patient in guiding us with regards to our many questions related to dietary needs and other information related to the trip. The staff was friendly and respectful on every phone call.

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About the countries

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Currencies

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England
Euro
France , Spain , Italy , Luxembourg and Netherlands
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Switzerland

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EnglandFrance, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg and NetherlandsItalySwitzerland

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Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Spain. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for Switzerland. Ideally 6 months before travel.

Policies

Location
Start and end in London.
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 12 July 2018 the full payment of $2,899 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 $2899 for Western Compass, 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 4,870 km.
  • London (England)
  • 343 km
  • Paris (France)
  • 500 km
  • Bordeaux (France)
  • 257 km
  • Bilbao (Spain)
  • 322 km
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • 302 km
  • Valencia (Spain)
  • 304 km
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • 338 km
  • Marseille (France)
  • 477 km
  • Florence (Italy)
  • 232 km
  • Rome (Italy)
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