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Gaudi and Glitz 2018 (French Riviera including Monaco visit, Rome including Vatican City visit)

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Gaudi and Glitz 2018 (French Riviera including Monaco visit, Rome including Vatican City visit) - Topdeck
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Anna "My experience was fabulous! Saw so many cities and learned so much throughout my time in Europe. However, I feel like I did not get to see every city as much as I had wanted to. It is a good tour to get a sample of all the cities and then decide which ones you want to come back to. My tour guide was phenomenal. So smart and knew so much history about every place we went! She also was very fun and ..."
Excellent
14 reviews
Starts
Barcelona
Destinations
+7
Ends
Athens
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Highlights

  • Walk the vibrant streets of Barcelona
  • Live luxuriously on the French Riviera
  • Enjoy gondola rides in Venice
  • Explore the Ancient city of Athens
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Bungalow
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ship
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start in Barcelona and end in Athens! With the discovery tour Gaudi and Glitz 2018 (French Riviera including Monaco visit, Rome including Vatican City visit), you have a 16 day tour package taking you from Barcelona to Athens and through Barcelona, Spain and 7 other destinations in Europe. Gaudi and Glitz 2018 (French Riviera including Monaco visit, Rome including Vatican City visit) includes accommodation in a hotel, hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

14 Reviews

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  • J
    Written on July 10, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    This trip was really disappointing. We lost a day in Athens because we missed the ferry (even though we all arrived on time). The majority of the accommodation was shocking as we stayed in camping villages which was located on the outskirts of the city centre. The camping village in Mykonos had bed bugs. We didn't really have much time in the places that we visited. I would say this trip is to get a glimpse of each place visited and then you will have to re-visit the places you like in order to get a more in depth experience. Mitch was a great tour guide, knowledgeable and very informative. Dario was a fantastic driver. It's unfortunate that the itinerary and accommodation let this tour down. I would not do this tour again.
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  • B
    Written on June 14, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Ruta was such a great guide!! Always so nice and knew what she was talking about. Also our bus driver Sabi was great!!!!! A few of the places were a bit dirty and/or outside of city center too much. And while the dinners were always amazing, I did get a little bored of eating bread on bread for breakfast for days in a row.
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  • SD
    Written on May 9, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    This is an introduction tour, so only 1-2 days in each city. Wake ups were from 5 am- 8 am on travel days. Hostels and included meals were not that great. Topdeck scheduled a ferry during a Greek national holiday, so we had to come back to Athens early and lost a day in Mykonos, which is inexcusable on their part. Enjoyed meeting new people, and the Topdeck chef meals were incredible.
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  • A
    Written on May 4, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    I felt the itinerary was too hectic to enjoy the cities. Only one day in Rome and a few hours in Florence! And the "overnight ferry" to Greece was actually 24 hours so the total travel time was basically two whole days. There was also a scheduled holiday in Greece on May 1st that Topdeck did not plan for so we had to leave Mykonos one day early and this was just unacceptable planning on Topdeck's part. Overall, it was ok. I enjoyed meeting everyone on the tour and the chef prepared dinners were absolutely amazing.
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  • KH
    Written on September 17, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I have been on a number of different tours over the past few years and this one was definitely one of my favourites. The people and tour guide make all the difference. Jude's was THE BEST tour guide I have ever had. She was professional but super fun at the same time. Jude's was very passionate about the History and was able to deliver lots of information and facts in a very fun way. Our group was also filled with fantastic people and I'm so glad I got the oppourtunity to travel with them all. This was my first Topdeck tour and it was such a great trip. I highly recommend travelling with Topdeck and if you get Jude's as a guide that would be a complete bonus!!
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  • T
    Written on September 17, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Going on a group tour was an experience that I was anxious for, but the 16 days I spent travelling with Judes and the group were absolutely amazing. This tour is a great taster for some of the most beautiful sights Western Europe has to offer, however it was made exponentially more wonderful by the amazing tips, dad-jokes and guidance our tour leader Judes had to offer. For those lucky enough to go on a tour with Judes, you will be quick to learn what an AMAZING, multi-talented, strong individual she is, and her hard work in ensuring her group has the best possible experience does not go unnoticed.
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  • H
    Written on September 17, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Judes was the best tour guide anyone could ever hope for. I was only with her for a short two weeks, but in that two weeks she became a big sister/mum to me. Judes has a wealth of knowledge she would always amaze me with how much she knew about each different country and city we would go to. She was never boring to listen to she had the whole bus's attention. She made my experience very memorable, there is no one I'd rather have as my tour guide.
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  • AC
    Written on December 12, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    My experience was fabulous! Saw so many cities and learned so much throughout my time in Europe. However, I feel like I did not get to see every city as much as I had wanted to. It is a good tour to get a sample of all the cities and then decide which ones you want to come back to. My tour guide was phenomenal. So smart and knew so much history about every place we went! She also was very fun and knew how to make things interesting.
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  • MC
    Written on December 12, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    The trip was a lot of fun! The places we went to were spectacular but the accommodations were not so much unfortunately. I would definitely suggest this tour to someone who has never been to Europe before.
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  • J
    Written on August 28, 2015
    4.0 - Good

    Monika, had great knowledge of all our locations! She was super easy to get along with and hard loads of energy to pump into our group.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
  2. Day 2: Barcelona
  3. Day 3: Barcelona to French Riviera, France
  4. Day 4: French Riviera including Monaco visit
  5. Day 5: French Riviera to Venice, Italy
  6. Day 6: Venice
  7. Day 7: Venice to Florence
  8. Day 8: Florence to Rome
  9. Day 9: Rome including Vatican City visit
  10. Day 10: Rome to Athens, Greece via Overnight Ferry
  11. Day 11: Athens
  12. Day 12: Athens to Mykonos
  13. Day 13: Mykonos
  14. Day 14: Mykonos
  15. Day 15: Mykonos to Athens
  16. Day 16: Athens

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

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    • When and where does this tour end?

      The tour ends in Athens on Day 16. After breakfast you're free to depart at any time.

    • When and where does this tour start?

      The adventure starts in Barcelona at 6 pm, when you will meet your tour group and guide at the joining point accommodation. Your specific accommodation details will be listed in your final tour documents.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not available on this tour, which means that you will have to make your own way to and from the airport.

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    Spain , France , Italy and Greece

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    Visa

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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 and Greece. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Greece. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Barcelona is the starting point and Athens is the endpoint.
    Max group size
    48 is the maximum group size for Gaudi and Glitz 2018 (French Riviera including Monaco visit, Rome including Vatican City visit).
    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 8 November 2018 the full payment of $0 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 $0 for Gaudi and Glitz 2018 (French Riviera including Monaco visit, Rome including Vatican City visit), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    The following cards are accepted for Topdeck tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,837 km.
    • Barcelona (Spain)
    • 490 km
    • Nice (France)
    • 445 km
    • Venice (Italy)
    • 244 km
    • Pisa (Italy)
    • 69 km
    • Florence (Italy)
    • 232 km
    • Rome (Italy)
    • 1,051 km
    • Athens (Greece)
    • 153 km
    • Mykonos (Greece)
    • 153 km
    • Athens (Greece)

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