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Gaudi and Glitz - Topdeck
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Alfredo "This was a fantastic and memorable tour for me. I had done other tours with Topdeck and other companies and this one due to the group of people in particular and our bus driver and tour guide who participated and were part of the group in everything we were interested in doing made it a memorable in many ways on top of the fantastic locations we visited. Barry Gallagher our guide was always approa..."
Excellent
11 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
Start in Barcelona and end in Athens! With the discovery tour Gaudi and Glitz, you have a 16 day tour package taking you through Barcelona, Spain and 7 other destinations in Europe. Gaudi and Glitz includes accommodation in a hotel, hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

11 Reviews

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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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  • 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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  • Gaudi and Glitz reviewer 8
    Written on August 22, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    The best experience of my life .. Monica was so professional but at the same time the funnest person on my Topdeck .. The whole trip ran on time because of Monica and everybody on the tour loved her . What a great guide
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  • Gaudi and Glitz reviewer 9
    Written on December 30, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    An amazing tour! Baz and Ross kept the bus in good spirits the whole time. Awesome group of people!! Would love to do it again!
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  • A
    Written on December 15, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was a fantastic and memorable tour for me. I had done other tours with Topdeck and other companies and this one due to the group of people in particular and our bus driver and tour guide who participated and were part of the group in everything we were interested in doing made it a memorable in many ways on top of the fantastic locations we visited. Barry Gallagher our guide was always approachable, friendly and with good vibes, good attitude toward everyone and also able to keep everything organized for us, always on time and providing answers and suggestions for more things to do on top of the included locations that were already included on the tour. The variety and diversity of locations on this tour was just as great as the one I took last year and the year before. I look forward to next year for another tour as well balanced and fun as this one. Although certainly the group of people and our tour guide on the tour does make a difference and this particular group was the most fun to hang out and explore Europe :) I certainly didn't wanted to return back home... it was that good. Thanks Cheers Alfredo.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Avignon to 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 to Meteora

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

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

    • May 22, 2018

      When and where does the tour end?

      On the last day, the tour will end in Athens after breakfast at approximately 9am. (The ending hotel will be advised once you have a confirmed booking.)

    • May 22, 2018

      When and where does the tour start?

      The tour starts in Barcelona at 6pm on day 1, where you will meet your fellow passengers and trip leader before enjoying an included dinner. (The starting hotel will be advised once you have a confirmed booking.)

    • March 26, 2018

      What clothing should I pack to take with me?

      The maximum weight limit of your bag should be no more than 20kgs so do try to pack as light as possible. The following is a suggested clothing list only, based on Topdeck's experience:
      1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
      1 pair of smart casual shoes
      1 pair thongs/jandals/flip-flops
      2 pairs jeans/trousers
      2 pairs shorts/skirts
      4 shirts/t-shirts
      2 sweaters/jumpers
      Smart casual evening wear
      1 rainproof jacket
      1 warm jacket
      Underwear and socks!

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

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    Spain , France , Italy and Greece

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    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 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.
    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 11 July 2018 the full payment of $2,319 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 $2319 for Gaudi and Glitz, 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 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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