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Emily "It sounds cliched, but I can honestly say that this was the best 9 days of my life. Saying goodbye to the group after 9 days was really hard as we got on so well. Anthony was an incredible group leader - he gave us great information on each place and made the whole trip a laugh whilst letting us know about what to be aware of when walking around each place. I could not have asked for a better lead..."
Excellent
13 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+8
Ends
Rome
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Highlights

  • Explore the majesty of England
  • Enjoy the exciting and idyllic snowy peaks of Switzerland
  • Live the lavish life on the French Riviera
  • Admire the beautiful renaissance city of Florence before you head to Rome
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Bungalow
Max Group Size
48
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Start in London and end in Rome! With the discovery tour Western Spirit, you have a 9 day tour package taking you from London to Rome and through London, England and 9 other destinations in Europe. Western Spirit includes accommodation in a hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • M
    Written on November 7, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was my first time traveling alone and with a company, I was nervous at first but than meeting my tour group and tour guide made it so amazing. We stayed at some pretty nice places and did a lot of fun activities!
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  • LM
    Written on May 30, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was exactly as I envision/expected. The accommodations were OK (would've like more hostel set-ups as opposed to camping sites) and the locations were spot on. The option activities were average. For Lauterbrunnen specifically, I wish there were more options, especially since it rained during our stay. The optional activities were rather expensive for that leg of the trip, but we made it work. One thing I'd suggest is to clearly outline timing for everything prior to the trip. For example, it would've been helpful to know how long we'd need to travel in the coach (and which days), and how much time we'd have in each city. For example, I was a little disappointed by the amount of time the group had in Florence -- not even 24 hrs. I wish this was called out in the itinerary from the get-go, as I thought we'd have more time there. Overall, this was a great travel experience! Our tour guide, Sarah, and our drivers, Dario and Marcian, were TOP NOTCH. They made this trip truly one of a kind!!!!
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  • R
    Written on December 19, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Johnny created a fun and accepting atmosphere among the travelling group. He shared experiences and knowledge and made an effort to get to know everyone. I had the time of my life on this trip!
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  • Western Spirit reviewer 4
    Written on December 16, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Best tour guide I've ever had. So good, I did another tour in the hopes of getting him again.
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  • J
    Written on December 10, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Amazing tour guide! John really knows his stuff and is the most entertaining person. He really gives 100% and you're guaranteed to have a good time with him. So many laughs on this tour.
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  • C
    Written on November 24, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was amazing best money I've ever spent the tour guide Alex and bus driver zoli were awesome and full of information, the accomadation and extra activities were all planned and organized well, the whole thing was awesome I would do it all over again and again and again!! T is for Topdeck
    Topdeck commented on this review
    Hey there, thanks for the feedback for your Western Spirit trip it's great to hear Alex and Zoli were packed full of awesome ideas. See you again soon. Topdeck :)
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  • Western Spirit reviewer 7
    Written on December 5, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was an amazing tour! Barry was a great guide, he was informative without being dry and a total hoot to hang out with. Had so so much more fun than expected :-) Would definitely recommend.
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  • Western Spirit reviewer 8
    Written on November 14, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was an unforgettable trip . I made ​​great friends and met amazing places . Excellent food and rooms. Barry is a great guide . Ronnie is the better driver . Now I have my next trip in topdeck
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  • GT
    Written on August 17, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    Anthony was absolutely amazing. I could not imagine a better tour guide. He really did make my trip special. I was nervous to start my first ever tour but it was a breeze. He was fun, knowledgeable and so outgoing, he got everyone involved and talking. Our driver and him work as a perfect team.
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  • Western Spirit reviewer 10
    Written on August 12, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    It sounds cliched, but I can honestly say that this was the best 9 days of my life. Saying goodbye to the group after 9 days was really hard as we got on so well. Anthony was an incredible group leader - he gave us great information on each place and made the whole trip a laugh whilst letting us know about what to be aware of when walking around each place. I could not have asked for a better leader for this trip and I was so shocked when he told us that we were only his second tour (he was such a pro I had never guessed). He wasn't just a tour guide, he was a friend, joining us on our journey (he was just 'the organised one' who dealt with everything). G-Wok was an amazing driver. A space where I probably would have had trouble reversing into with a car, he manages to do with a coach with ease. He, like Anthony was just another member of the group (he was just the one who did all the driving). The tour was great value for money, in the big cities (i.e. Paris and Rome), we would have tours around the city on the first night that we would get there, so that on our free day, if you didn't get a chance to see all of the sights when walking around, it didn't matter because you saw everything the night before! It was well organised and I got to see everything that I wanted to. It was just the sort of trip that I was after as it was all done for you and you didn't have to worry about a thing because it was all done for you. I would go back in a heartbeat. I'm already trying to figure out what my next Topdeck tour will be (whilst trying to figure out how to also save to visit Australia and New Zealand to visit all of the friends that I've made on this trip!).
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: London, England to Paris, France
  • Day 2: Paris
  • Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland
  • Day 4: Swiss Alps
  • Day 5: Swiss Alps to French Riviera, France
  • Day 6: French Riviera including Monaco visit
  • Day 7: French Riviera to Florence, Italy
  • Day 8: Florence to Rome
  • Day 9: Rome including Vatican City visit

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Videos

  • Europe: Experience the Magic of Europe
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Questions & Answers

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

    • February 1, 2017

      What is the maximum capacity of the tour?

      We take a maximum of 22 students on board.

    • July 19, 2016

      What sort of accommodation will I stay in during this trip?

      You will stay in same sex multi share accommodation. A combination of modern hostels situated close to the action, cabins at European campsites and bungalows.

    • February 26, 2016

      Hi, Does this tour have age restrictions? Thanks,

      Yes, this particular tour only accepts passengers between the ages of 18-39 and this is set by the tour operator.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • SARAH JASMINE LABIB
      "MY NAME IS SARAH, PICK UP STICKS ENTHUSIAST, AND LOVER OF THE CAPSLOCK! I worked as a clinical pharmacist..."
    • Barry Gallagher
      "Hi I am a trip leader at Topdeck. I decided to get into trip leading due to the perfect mix of travel..."
    • John McCarten (Johnny)
      ""Not all those who wander are lost" From an early age I was always the "wanderer",..."
    • Anthony Di Donato

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      Vaccinations

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      Tick-borne encephalitis
      Recommended for Switzerland. Ideally 6 months before travel.

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      Location
      London is the starting point and Rome is the endpoint.
      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 January 2018 the full payment of $1,218 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 $1218 for Western Spirit, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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      Destinations

      Covering a total distance of approx 1,741 km.
      • London (England)
      • 109 km
      • Dover (England)
      • 263 km
      • Paris (France)
      • 486 km
      • Lauterbrunnen (Switzerland)
      • 8 km
      • Jungfraujoch (Switzerland)
      • 322 km
      • Nice (France)
      • 13 km
      • Monaco (Monaco)
      • 240 km
      • Pisa (Italy)
      • 69 km
      • Florence (Italy)
      • 232 km
      • Rome (Italy)

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