The Great Eastern

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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10 reviews


Start in Athens and end in Prague! With the discovery tour The Great Eastern, you have a 17 day tour package taking you through Athens, Greece and 12 other destinations in Europe. The Great Eastern includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Hostel, Hotel
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus

10 Reviews

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  • JT
    Written on June 26, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Loved everyday of it, wish I had joined from the start!

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  • MM
    Written on July 20, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip definitely surpassed all my expectations of the trip and it was simply from how our trip leader Judes facilitated the tour. Her amazing personality, genuine care for our satisfaction and passion/knlowedge of the history really made our trip a... Read more

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  • The Great Eastern reviewer 3
    Written on July 20, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The tour was amazing, filled with incredible places and things to do. The accomodation was okay, but the location and how close we were was more important which made using a free day much easier. Tour guide Judes made the trip enjoyable for everyone, with... Read more

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  • S
    Written on June 9, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    It was an awesome trip and Piotr was a massive part of that. A very fun guy to be away with and made the time a great one

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  • YT
    Written on December 10, 2015
    4.0 - Good

    Monika is an exceptional tour guide who is extremely well spoken for! With her wealth of knowledge and ability to remember the most minute detail, I wouldn't have wanted to have any one else leading our tour! Not only that but she knew exactly how to make... Read more

    Topdeck commented on this review
    Thanks Yodit for kind words. Hope to see you again soon. Topdeck :)
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  • The Great Eastern reviewer 6
    Written on December 10, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    The one thing that really stood out about Monika is how much she cares about every single person on her tour. She not only wants to make sure you are having the experience of a lifetime, but she also wants to make sure you are safe. Monika has a wealth of... Read more

    Topdeck commented on this review
    Thanks Daniela, Monika has been with Topdeck for couple years now and is very passionate about her job and passengers. Thanks Topdeck :)
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  • The Great Eastern reviewer 7
    Written on May 14, 2015
    4.0 - Good

    Accomodation: The places we stayed were quite nice. The exception being Mykonos which is a very basic cabin, think of a big sturdy tent with 4 beds, but you are never in the cabin and when you step out of your cabin you are hit with an amazing view so it's... Read more

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  • H
    Written on December 13, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had the most amazing time on my TopDeck tour. I was so sad for it to end, I would have gladly stayed on that bus for at least another month and continued exploring all that Europe has to offer. Our trip leader, Barry Gallagher, went above and beyond for... Read more

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  • The Great Eastern reviewer 9
    Written on June 20, 2014
    4.0 - Good

    The places you see are great, the accommodation and included meals are far better than I was expecting. Mykonos was fantastic and the hotel locations are all convenient and well located. It varies between 3 and 8 people in a room depending on where you stay... Read more

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  • The Great Eastern reviewer 10
    Written on November 6, 2012
    4.5 - Excellent

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Athens
  2. Day 2: Athens to Mykonos
  3. Day 3: Mykonos
  4. Day 4: Mykonos
  5. Day 5: Mykonos to Athens
  6. Day 6: Athens to Meteora
  7. Day 7: Meteora to Tirana, Albania
  8. Day 8: Tirana to Dubrovnik, Croatia
  9. Day 9: Dubrovnik
  10. Day 10: Dubrovnik to Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  11. Day 11: Sarajevo Belgrade, Serbia
  12. Day 12: Belgrade to Budapest, Hungary
  13. Day 13: Budapest
  14. Day 14: Budapest to Vienna, Austria
  15. Day 15: Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic
  16. Day 16: Prague
  17. Day 17: Prague

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance


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  • Western Europe Travel Guide
  • Sailing with Topdeck
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Questions & Answers

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

  • What does the food fund cover?

    Food fund for The Great Eastern covers all included group meals while you are on the trip. This tour includes all breakfasts and some fresh lunches lunches while travelling - which means you can save on expensive lunches from motorway service stations and enjoy higher quality food. Meals at local restaurants are also included giving you the opportunity to try local cuisines. The food fund needs to be paid upfront before the departure.

  • Does Topdeck accommodate special dietary needs?

    Topdeck can certainly accommodate dietary restrictions - simply write to us in the special requests section of your booking page and we'll pass on the message!

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Guides who have led this tour

  • Barry Gallagher
    "Hi I am a trip leader at Topdeck. I decided to get into trip leading due to the perfect mix of travel..."
  • Judes Douglass (Jody)
    "Hey there - my name is Judes and I am a Maltese Australian working as a European Trip Leader with Topdeck..."
  • Piotr Liskiewicz
    "Hey guys! My name is Piotr and I have been working as a tour manager (trip leader) since 2013. It is..."
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  • Gerry, 64 years old6th November 2018
    Communicating and processing my future trip with tour radar made the process as easy as possible. Quick feedback and very informative information . Would definitely use them again for future travel plans



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About the countries

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Greece , Montenegro and Austria
Czech Republic

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Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Hungary, Austria and Czech RepublicGreece


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.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Serbia, Hungary and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Hungary and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 months before travel.
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 and Czech Republic. Ideally 6 months before travel.
Recommended for Bosnia. Ideally 3 months before travel.


Athens is the starting point and Prague is the endpoint.
Max group size
48 is the maximum group size for The Great Eastern.
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 $200 to confirm this Topdeck booking. The remaining balance is then payable 47 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 5 January 2019 the full payment of $1,880 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 $1880 for The Great Eastern, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Topdeck tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


Covering a total distance of approx 2,414 km.
  • Athens (Greece)
  • 153 km
  • Mykonos (Greece)
  • 153 km
  • Athens (Greece)
  • 272 km
  • Meteora (Greece)
  • 228 km
  • Tirana (Albania)
  • 134 km
  • Budva (Montenegro)
  • 74 km
  • Dubrovnik (Croatia)
  • 134 km
  • Sarajevo (Bosnia)
  • 90 km
  • Srebrenica (Bosnia)
  • 120 km
  • Belgrade (Serbia)
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