Trail of Columbus

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Emma "This tour is basically the second half of the Iberian Voyager tour. This meant that when I joined the tour in Lisbon 15 people left and 15 of us got on. This is one thing about the tour which I don't think anyone was made aware of when booking. However this didn't bother me, there were enough of us joining that you didn't feel like you were awkwardly joining a group of friends. Our tour guide and ..."
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Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure, Coach / Bus
Start in Lisbon and end in Barcelona! With the in-depth cultural tour Trail of Columbus, you have a 10 day tour package taking you from Lisbon to Barcelona and through Lisbon, Portugal and 7 other destinations in Europe. Trail of Columbus includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Trail of Columbus reviewer 1
    Written on June 15, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    After doing a similar style travel with Contiki, I had a good base to compare. Overall, the itinerary was good, but somewhat misleading on what's included. Top Deck needs to be clearer on what tours are included if there's a smaller group joining a larger... Read more

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  • Trail of Columbus reviewer 2
    Written on May 29, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Vincenzo was the best tour guide! He definitely made the experience much more fun and enjoyable! I loved every city we visited. Truly an unforgettable experience.

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  • A
    Written on May 24, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Loved eveything and how it was organized.

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  • M
    Written on May 21, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Had a great time on this tour. Vincenzo made us all feel welcome and taken care of, and he was such a fun trip leader. Thanks for the laughs, we all love you!

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  • EC
    Written on August 21, 2017
    2.5 - Average

    Poor. A waste of money.

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  • Trail of Columbus reviewer 6
    Written on September 13, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Most of it was cool - wish the buses had a better Air Con. system; If possible - it might best to now have people join the tour half way in because it becomes cliquey.

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  • Trail of Columbus reviewer 7
    Written on August 17, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

    This tour is basically the second half of the Iberian Voyager tour. This meant that when I joined the tour in Lisbon 15 people left and 15 of us got on. This is one thing about the tour which I don't think anyone was made aware of when booking. However this... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Seville to Lisbon, Portugal
  2. Day 2: Lisbon
  3. Day 3: Lisbon to Porto
  4. Day 4: Porto
  5. Day 5: Porto to Madrid, Spain
  6. Day 6: Madrid
  7. Day 7: Madrid to San Sebastián
  8. Day 8: San Sebastián
  9. Day 9: San Sebastián to Barcelona
  10. Day 10: Barcelona

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Questions & Answers

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

    • How much spending money will I need?

      Naturally everybody's spending varies. There are many souvenirs to be bought and a great social scene should you wish to join in! Many of your meals are included, so this really just leaves a few meals and your personal spending to budget for.

      Throughout the trip, your Trip Leader will also inform you of optional activities which you can participate in so you have time to budget before you arrive at the next city. Most people budget approximately €70 per day including optional activities and some souvenirs.

    • Are you able to arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not available on this tour, which means that you will have to make your own way to the starting hotel and back to the airport at the end of the tour.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until shortly before the departure date, therefore the tour operator cannot confirm a set hotel list. We can advise that you will be staying in same-sex multi-share accommodation. Topdeck usually use a combination of modern hostels situated close to the action, cabins at European campsites and bungalows.

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    • Mair26th September 2018
      Great, informative website that gives a really comprehensive overview of tour itinerary and inclusions. Prompt replies to my queries was appreciated



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    Portugal and Spain

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    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.


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    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Portugal and Spain. Ideally 2 months before travel.


    Lisbon is the starting point and Barcelona is the endpoint.
    Max group size
    48 is the maximum group size for Trail of Columbus.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Topdeck to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Topdeck booking. The remaining balance is then payable 47 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 5 June 2019 the full payment of $1,189 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 $1189 for Trail of Columbus, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
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    The following cards are accepted for Topdeck tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


    Covering a total distance of approx 1,563 km.
    • Lisbon (Portugal)
    • 23 km
    • Sintra (Portugal)
    • 271 km
    • Porto city (Portugal)
    • 421 km
    • Madrid (Spain)
    • 69 km
    • Segovia (Spain)
    • 317 km
    • San Sebastian (Spain)
    • 206 km
    • Zaragoza (Spain)
    • 256 km
    • Barcelona (Spain)

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