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Gaudi & Glitz - Topdeck
16 days

Gaudi & Glitz

From Barcelona to Athens
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  • Stroll the streets of Barcelona and savour authentic tapas
  • Cruise the Grand Canal and explore the ancient Rome
  • Take a selfie with the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Visit the Acropolis and try your luck in Monte Carlo Casino
  • Swim in Aegean Sea and enjoy the nightlife of Mykonos


Start in Barcelona and end in Athens! With the Discovery tour Gaudi & Glitz, you have a 16 days tour package taking you through Barcelona, Spain and 7 other destinations in Europe. Gaudi & Glitz includes accommodationin a hotel, hosteland campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
  2. Day 2: Barcelona
  3. Day 3: Barcelona to French Riviera, France
  4. Day 4: French Riviera
  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
  10. Day 10: Rome to Athens, Greece
  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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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Optional Extras
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

5 nights
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3 nights
Berth / Cabin
1 night
4 nights

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  • A
    · November 15th, 2019
    Do it! It is an amazing experience with great people who you make amazing friendships with
    Trip date: May 2019
  • JS
    · July 8th, 2019
    Had an amazing time, meet some wonderful people and visited all the cities and sites I've always wanted to see.
    Trip date: June 2019
  • O
    · October 30th, 2018
    The trip was amazing but I honestly think Ant was the highlight! He was the best!
    Trip date: July 2018
  • N
    · October 30th, 2018
    Absolutely loved this trip! I can't wait to do it again!
    Trip date: July 2018
  • J
    · July 10th, 2018
    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... Show more
    Trip date: June 2018
  • B
    · June 14th, 2018
    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... Show more
    Trip date: May 2018
  • SD
    · May 9th, 2018
    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... Show more
    Trip date: April 2018
  • A
    · May 4th, 2018
    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... Show more
    Trip date: April 2018
  • KH
    · September 17th, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: June 2017
  • T
    · September 17th, 2017
    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... Show more
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    Trip date: July 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • What is the age range?

      Topdeck runs tours exclusively for travellers between ages 18-39. They are designed and marketed towards budget-minded young travellers wanting to meet other people their age from all over the world. These tours tend to be very popular with students and backpackers.

      If you're looking for a tour better suited to your age range or travel style then please contact our Travel Experts to be paired with your perfect adventure!

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      Hotel lists for this trip are not confirmed until your final trip documents are released, which will be 2 to 3 weeks prior to departure. This trip is hosted by Hostel Plus, who are renown for their eclectic and fun accommodation styles! During the tour you will be spending 2 nights in hotels, 5 nights in hostels, 4 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 3 nights in canvas cabins & 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry.

    • Are the flights included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner -

    • 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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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      France, Greece, Italy and Spain
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, D, M, L. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, L.

      Type C
      France, Greece, Italy and Spain
      Type E
      France, Greece, Italy and Spain
      Type F
      France, Greece, Italy and Spain
      Type D
      Type M
      Type L
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Greece. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Greece and Spain. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before October 4th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after October 4th, 2021, 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 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Topdeck will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    • Cancellation Policy
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      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.


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