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Europe Express - Topdeck
Europe Express - Topdeck
Excellent
78 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+10
Ends
London
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Highlights

  • Affordable and hassle free tours for 18-30 something travellers
  • Comfortable budget accommodation
  • Great tour guides with local knowledge
  • Fair amount of included activities and free time
  • Steins and Cuckoos demostration
  • Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Bungalow
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Physical Rating
Active
Start and end in London! With the discovery tour Europe Express, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through London, England and 8 other destinations in Europe. Europe Express includes accommodation in a hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

78 Reviews

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  • N
    Written on January 7, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was my first tour and it was an absolute amazing experience. Even though it was our tour guide’s first tour as well, he made sure we knew exactly what was going on and where we needed to be. He pointed out great places and took lots of care to make the tour special for us. Vincenzo is a great guide and any group will be lucky to have him as their tour guide. Thanks Topdeck and Vincenzo!
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  • JK
    Written on December 17, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Vinny is the BEST! Not only will he ensure that you become knowledable about all the areas, but will go the extra mile to make sure you have a blast wherever you are - biking the swiss alps, shuffleing the the allys of Venice, bar hoping in Amsterdamn, or crusing on the TD bus. He is more than your guide - his is the go to person on what will become a huge group of friends.
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  • EB
    Written on December 10, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    My wife and I went on the Europe express trip with a friend. This was. My first trip abroad and I was obviously quite nervous and excited. From the morning we arrived at the wombats hostel in London we were welcomed by the then unknown to us tour guide with the name of Vincenzo! He organized the group and got us sorted within a couple of minutes and everyone was visibly relaxed and excited. When we got on the bus after the much important safety and itenirary briefing for the day he won our hearts instantly with the buss's WiFi password!! Every stop was structured but still ensuring freedom that you don't feel like you are on a school tour. All the hostels and hotels were top notch and extremely fun! Our tour was full of fun trips and walking tours and the best advice from our excellent tour Master! We made great friends on the tour and made even more memories. We were under the impression that Vincenzo only had English training before our tour... But on our final day he revealed he actually had tour training and we were his first tour! All of us were stunned as the way the tour was done by Vincenzo was as if he had been doing it for years. Vincenzo is a pro and a great person who is always helpful and gives great advice on attractions!
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  • S
    Written on December 10, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Best experience of my life.
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  • G
    Written on November 5, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    This was my first experience using TopDeck and it will be my last. On the second day I had the misfortune of having my possessions (camera, phone, money, passport and bank cards) stolen on the metro. As a first-time solo traveller this was scary. The tour guide suggested options, but they were very inappropriate or worse for someone in my situation. She suggested that I asked my fellow companions, that I had only known for two days, if I could borrow some money from them. The group were due to leave the next morning (Sunday). My tour guide said to me that I could only return to the group once I had my emergency passport, but this could not be collected until Monday. My biggest fear was being left on my own. There was no policy to assist. I felt I had no option but to ask my parents (who were amazed I was to be left behind) to come to Paris and collect me. The tour guide wanted me to travel onto Switzerland on my own once I had my passport. I had only 100 euros- no idea of how to get to Switzerland, not enough money for the ticket and no way of communicating with anyone on the journey, not something I ever thought I would have to do. The next day the rest of the group and my tour guide departed, leaving me alone. On the Monday, I had a meeting with the embassy that my tour guide had booked. We made our way to the embassy which was the wrong place, thanks tour guide! Luckily using my parents laptop I found where to go to collect my emergency passport. They deal with this issue as many as 10 a day which shocked myself and my parents. What I cannot understand is they were not prepared to help me catch up with the group. I did this trip for only two days out of the 11 and Topdeck are not willing to give me any level of refund You are probably wondering ,why I didn’t send a review sooner, my answer is that I was too upset and wondering if I would ever to recover from such a horrible experience and that I wouldn’t want it to happen to someone. My piece of advice would be DON’T TRAVEL WITH TOP DECK. YOU COULD END UP BEING LEFT IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY ON YOUR OWN.THEY DON’T HELP YOU AS MUCH AS THEY COULD. I WAS LUCKY IT WAS ONLY IN PARIS AND MY PARENTS COULD HELP.
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  • R
    Written on October 20, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Topdeck was amazing. Our tour guide Mitch Adams had so much knowledge of the history of every place we went to and made our lives so much easier by answering any questions that we had and helping us in anyway possible.
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  • Y
    Written on October 20, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Mitch was amazing!!!. I would do the same trip with him . The hostel were ok. The food was very delicious.
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  • BE
    Written on October 20, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was amazing, Mitch was an awesome travel leader and gave us so much information about everywhere we visited, he was so friendly, and just an all around top guy
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  • CR
    Written on October 20, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Mitch Adams was an awesome tour guide. He prepared us wuite nicely before arriving at each country. Real informative guide and a great person overall. Great experience.
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  • C
    Written on October 20, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I loved every second with our tour guide. He was not only passionate and extremely clued up on all the amazing places we visited, he was also quirky and had amazing playlists for bus rides! I will be sure to book another trip with him.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: London, England to Paris, France
    Start point Wombats City Hostel London, 7 Dock Street London E1 8LL Telephone: +44 207 680 7600 06:00
  2. Day 2: Paris
  3. Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland
  4. Day 4: Swiss Alps
  5. Day 5: Swiss Alps to Venice, Italy
  6. Day 6: Venice
  7. Day 7: Venice to Munich, Germany
  8. Day 8: Munich to Rhine Valley
  9. Day 9: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam, Netherlands
  10. Day 10: Amsterdam
  11. Day 11: Amsterdam to London, England
    End point Wombats City Hostel London, 7 Dock Street London E1 8LL Telephone: +44 207 680 7600 21:00

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
    1. Venice Camping Village Jolly

      Address: via 30175, Via Giuseppe de Marchi, 7, Venezia VE, Italy

    2. Amsterdam Generator Hostel Amsterdam

      Address: Mauritskade 57, 1092 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands

    3. Paris Generator Hostel Paris

      Address: 9-11 Place du Colonel Fabien, 75010 Paris, France

    4. Swiss Alps Balmers Herberge

      Address: Hauptstrasse 23, 3800 Matten bei Interlaken, Switzerland

    5. Munich A&O Munich Hackerbrucke

      Address: Arnulfstraße 102, 80636 München, Germany

    6. Rhine Valley Jugendherbergen 'Burg Stahleck' Castle

      Address: Burg Stahleck, 55422 Bacharach, Germany

    *Please note exact accommodation and details are re-confirmed at time of booking and subject to change up to 6 weeks prior to departure

  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Flights

  • Insurance

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Videos

  • Europe: Experience the Magic of Europe
  • Western Europe Travel Guide
Europe: Experience the Magic of Europe

Questions & Answers

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

    • May 18, 2018

      When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends at approximately 9 pm at Generator Hostel in London depending on traffic conditions, however, you also have the option to finish the tour at 8 am in Amsterdam, instead of taking the complimentary return transfer to London. Please be aware that the drop-off point is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • May 18, 2018

      When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of this tour generally starts from Generator Hostel in London at 6 am. Due to the early start, we recommend arriving at least one day prior to the tour, so you have time to settle in and make sure you do not miss the departure! You also have the option to meet up with your group at approximately 5 pm in Paris on the first day of the tour if you wish. Please be aware the starting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • May 18, 2018

      Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Unfortunately, airport transfers are not available for this tour and you will, therefore, have to make your own way from and to the airport.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Amanda Bunn
      "The greatest adventure yet! Guiding with Topdeck is a dream come true for me! I LOVE travel, lets be..."
    • SARAH JASMINE LABIB
      "MY NAME IS SARAH, PICK UP STICKS ENTHUSIAST, AND LOVER OF THE CAPSLOCK! I worked as a clinical pharmacist..."
    • Elise Tait
      "Hi! I'm Elise and I've been working for Topdeck for a few years now. I'm absolutely addicted to Europe..."
    • Barry Gallagher
      "Hi I am a trip leader at Topdeck. I decided to get into trip leading due to the perfect mix of travel..."
    • Piotr Liskiewicz
      "Hey guys! My name is Piotr and I have been working as a tour manager (trip leader) since 2013. It is..."
    • Stien Swinnen
      "Hello! I'm Stien, a tour guide from Belgium. After leading groups around African and Asian countries..."
    • Alan MacLeod
      "Day dreamer with a travel addiction"
    • Vincenzo Sapia
      "CIAO BELLI! Here's Vincenzo (Vinnie for most of my Travellers), Italian through and through, after graduating..."
    • John McCarten (Johnny)
      ""Not all those who wander are lost" From an early age I was always the "wanderer",..."
    • Carly
    • lana
    • Mitch Adams

    What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Sandra3rd May 2018
      I have travelled a lot over the last ten years and joined several organized tours. This is the absolute best, easiest and most efficient service I have ever come across. Its been so easy and well organized to achieve the booking and book the tour I want to be part of. I am very confident that this is going to be an amazing experience. Thank you TourRadar

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    £
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    England
    Euro
    France , Italy , Germany and Netherlands
    CHF
    Franc
    Switzerland

    Plugs & Adapters

    EnglandFrance, Italy, Germany and NetherlandsSwitzerlandItaly

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

    Policies

    Location
    Start and end in London.
    Max group size
    48 is the maximum group size for Europe Express.
    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 12 July 2018 the full payment of $1,449 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 $1449 for Europe Express, 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 2,659 km.
    • London (England)
    • 109 km
    • Dover (England)
    • 43 km
    • Calais (France)
    • 235 km
    • Paris (France)
    • 494 km
    • Jungfraujoch (Switzerland)
    • 357 km
    • Venice (Italy)
    • 321 km
    • Dachau (Germany)
    • 18 km
    • Munich (Germany)
    • 669 km
    • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    • 262 km
    • Calais (France)
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