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European Pioneer - Topdeck
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JackScammell "Had an amazing time on another tour with Topdeck. Genuinely could not have asked for a better tour guide to take us around Europe ! Our group was amazing, but there is no way we all become as close as we did without a guide like Daisy. Daisy has this incredible ability to bring people together in a really enjoyable way. She is Super, super knowledgeable, and absolutely hilarious, I actually can’t ..."
Excellent
114 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+19
Ends
London
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Highlights

  • Picnic under the Eiffel Tower and savour Spanish tapas
  • Hike the Swiss Alps and marvel in breathtaking scenery
  • Cruise the Venetian canals and tour the majestic Rome
  • Visit the mystical Meteora and wander Dubrovnik's streets
  • See the famous Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Bungalow
Max Group Size
48
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ship
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, Coach / Bus
Operator
Topdeck
Start and end in London! With the discovery tour European Pioneer, you have a 37 day tour package taking you through London, England and 18 other destinations in Europe. European Pioneer includes accommodation in a hotel, hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: London, England to Paris, France
  2. Day 2: Paris
  3. Day 3: Paris
  4. Day 4: Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland
  5. Day 5: Swiss Alps
  6. Day 6: Swiss Alps to Avignon, France
  7. Day 7: Avignon to Barcelona, Spain
  8. Day 8: Barcelona
  9. Day 9: Barcelona to French Riviera, France
  10. Day 10: French Riviera
  11. Day 11: French Riviera to Venice, Italy
  12. Day 12: Venice
  13. Day 13: Venice to Florence
  14. Day 14: Florence to Rome
  15. Day 15: Rome
  16. Day 16: Rome to Athens, Greece
  17. Day 17: Athens
  18. Day 18: Athens to Mykonos
  19. Day 19: Mykonos
  20. Day 20: Mykonos
  21. Day 21: Mykonos to Athens
  22. Day 22: Athens to Meteora
  23. Day 23: Meteora to Tirana, Albania
  24. Day 24: Tirana to Dubrovnik, Croatia
  25. Day 25: Dubrovnik
  26. Day 26: Dubrovnik to Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  27. Day 27: Sarajevo Belgrade, Serbia
  28. Day 28: Belgrade to Budapest, Hungary
  29. Day 29: Budapest
  30. Day 30: Budapest to Vienna, Austria
  31. Day 31: Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic
  32. Day 32: Prague
  33. Day 33: Prague to Berlin, Germany
  34. Day 34: Berlin
  35. Day 35: Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands
  36. Day 36: Amsterdam
  37. Day 37: Amsterdam to London, England

Travel guide

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

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114 Reviews

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Good
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  • M
    Written on August 21, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Absolute legend of a tour guide! So approachable, full of knowledge and a fun time!

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  • K
    Written on August 21, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Daisy is an absolute legend, she made my tour better then I could have ever imagined ! She has such a vast knowledge about Europe and we all learnt so much from her. I can’t recommend taking a tour with daisy enough, she truly is the best !

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  • PB
    Written on August 21, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Daisy was such an amazing guide!! I had the best time on our tour but having her as a guide truely made the trip!! She is charismatic, inclusive, friendly and caring. Her passion for her job is obvious in the way she conducts her tours and treats the group.... Read more

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  • J
    Written on August 21, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Could not fault my tour with daisy or the topdeck crew what so ever! Daisy knows so much about everywhere we went and she made the entire trip worth while, fun & exciting!

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  • K
    Written on August 20, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour and group of people on this trip were amazing, but it would have been nothing without Daisy as our trip leader! She is so funny, kind, knowledgeable, patient and just the best damn time!!

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  • T
    Written on August 20, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Okay so I’ll spare you the details about Europe cos you can google how amazing that is (trust me it’s amazing, do it). What you can’t google is this: Doing a tour like this means you will make friends for life that become your international extended... Read more

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  • A
    Written on August 18, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Daisy was hands down the best trip leader you could ever ask for, made the whole trip so much better!

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  • J
    Written on August 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    I was fairly nervous about my first Topdeck tour and Daisy was an incredible and knowledgeable trip leader! I would totally take another trip with her again! She made everything fun (even the hassle of border crossings).

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  • J
    Written on August 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had an amazing time on another tour with Topdeck. Genuinely could not have asked for a better tour guide to take us around Europe ! Our group was amazing, but there is no way we all become as close as we did without a guide like Daisy. Daisy has this... Read more

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  • S
    Written on August 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Best trip leader ever, wouldn’t have it any other way... seriously one of a kind and a beautiful human. She made my travels the best time of my life and deserves the best outcome from it.

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Questions & Answers

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

    • Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

      A trip note - which contains essential information about your trip will be given to you. Information such as the daily itinerary, where to meet on the first day, what time the trip starts, how to get to the joining point hotel, included activities, visa information, etc will be mentioned in there. Please contact us for this.

    • How many people travel on this trip ?

      Group sizes vary from trip to trip. As a guideline, an average Hotel, Club or Camping trip could have around 35 passengers on board, with a maximum group size of 48. Minimum numbers would not normally be below 20 passengers.

    • What is the luggage allowance for this tour?

      Topdeck passengers are allowed one piece of luggage up to 20 kg and a carry on bag.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Victoria
      "Work hard, play hard, be kind, travel, travel, travel some more.....oh and always try the local food..."
    • Jackie Bettridge
      "I discovered a passion for traveling in my late teens when I did a tour across Europe, I fell in love..."
    • Elise Tait
      "Hi! I'm Elise and I've been working for Topdeck for a few years now. I'm absolutely addicted to Europe..."
    • Barry Gallagher
      "Hi I am a trip leader at Topdeck. I decided to get into trip leading due to the perfect mix of travel..."
    • Piotr Liskiewicz
      "Hey guys! My name is Piotr and I have been working as a tour manager (trip leader) since 2013. It is..."
    • Jared Worsteling
      "Hey all, my name is Jared and I'm an Australian with Irish, Dutch and Italian roots, who fell in love..."
    • Peter Woodman
      "Hello, I've always loved to travel (I'm notching up country number 50 as I write in Guatemala) and I..."
    • Daisy Wright
      "Hello! My name is Daisy and I'm a kiwi currently doing my very best to curb my huge FOMO issues and see..."
    • Judes Douglass (Jody)
      "Growing up with a Maltese family in Australia, I was always aware there were other countries to discover...."
    • 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
    • Rebecca Kelly
    • MARTINA HOSTAR
    • Ruta Arminaite
    • Monika Rank

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    • Benjamin5th August 2019
      Enquiry was addressed within a couple of hours and the booking was so easy and straight forward.

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    EnglandFrance, Spain, Italy, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and NetherlandsItalyGreece

    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 B
    Recommended for Spain, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Hungary and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Greece, Albania, Bosnia, Serbia, Hungary and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Albania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Albania. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic and Germany. Ideally 6 months before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Bosnia. Ideally 3 months before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Start and end in London.
    Max group size
    48 is the maximum group size for European Pioneer.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Topdeck to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 30 November 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 30 November 2019, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Topdeck. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 47 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    Cancellation policy
    TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Topdeck. Please familiarise yourself with the Topdeck payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
    Payment methods
    The following cards are accepted for Topdeck tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 7,049 km.
    • London (England)
    • 343 km
    • Paris (France)
    • 578 km
    • Avignon (France)
    • 357 km
    • Barcelona (Spain)
    • 935 km
    • Venice (Italy)
    • 203 km
    • Florence (Italy)
    • 232 km
    • Rome (Italy)
    • 1,051 km
    • Athens (Greece)
    • 153 km
    • Mykonos (Greece)
    • 153 km
    • Athens (Greece)
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