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Europe Inspired 2019 (26 Days, London to London)

Introducing the Europe all-rounder a comprehensive exploration of some of the continent's most popular and sought-after destinations. Have a casual picnic by a 'certain tower' in Paris, go Dutch with cheese, clogs and an optional bicycle tour, and sit back and enjoy a vaporetto ride across the Grand Canal in Venice. Combining east and west (with a whole ton of bucket list must-dos along the way), this epic European getaway will make all your holiday dreams come true.

Inclusions

Walking tour of Amsterdam
Driving tour of Berlin
Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
Walking tour of Venice
Driving tour of Copenhagen
Walking tour of Rome
Walking tour of Verona
Walking tour of the restored city of Dresden
Walking tour of Prague
Walking tour of Florence with local guide
Walking tour of Krak w
Driving tour of Budapest
Vaporetto ride in Venice
Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower
Visit Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower
25 Breakfasts
25 Lunches
25 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
26
Price From
AUD $3,519
Start Location
London, England
End Location
London, England
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
10 May 201904 Jun 201928AUD $3,519
07 Jun 201902 Jul 201943AUD $3,759
21 Jun 201916 Jul 201942AUD $3,999
28 Jun 201923 Jul 201942AUD $3,999
05 Jul 201930 Jul 201943AUD $3,999
12 Jul 201906 Aug 201944AUD $3,999
19 Jul 201913 Aug 201945AUD $3,999
02 Aug 201927 Aug 201943AUD $3,999
09 Aug 201903 Sep 201943AUD $3,759
23 Aug 201917 Sep 201944AUD $3,759
06 Sep 201901 Oct 201943AUD $3,759
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: London, England to Paris, France (or join in Paris)
All good things start with Paris. Meet the crew, grab some supplies and hit the road early in the morning as we jump across the English Channel. Pinch yourself and Instagram your first selfie before we kick off the trip with a driving tour and picnic next to the Eiffel Tower. Home to Coco Chanel, the Pompidou Centre and the Mona Lisa, Paris more than deserves its reputation as the European capital for all things culture, fashion and food. Now’s your chance to find out why. Included today: -Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower Meals: -Dinner
Day 2: Paris
This morning: free time en Français. From the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées, you'll be sure to make a solid dent in your bucket list. Later on, you can stretch those legs on an optional bike tour of Paris, or simply roam the streets on your own. End your day with an optional Seine River cruise or a #throwback bohemian cabaret show. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Traditional cabaret show -Seine river cruise -Bike tour of Paris
Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland
Trade in Parisian streets for snowy peaks. Home to the highest point in Europe, 72 waterfalls and one of the largest nature conservations in Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen is where we'll be spending the night. Upon arrival, chow down on fondue and hit the bar for a nightcap. Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch -Dinner
Day 4: Swiss Alps
Scenic hikes and jaw-dropping views are high on today's agenda. Go low key with a mountain walk or hop on board the Jungfraubahn railway for an optional visit to the Jungfrau Mountain summit. Expect fairytale villages en route and skydiving out of a helicopter upon arrival (if heights don't scare you). Another feast awaits your return, regardless of how you make your way back down. Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch -Dinner Optional activities: -Scenic excursion to Jungfrau ('The Top of Europe') -Skydiving -Scenic helicopter ride -Tickets for the Schilthorn cable car -Visit a Swiss watch shop -White Water Rafting on River Lütschine
Day 5: Swiss Alps to Florence, Italy
Hand back the skis and yodel your way down the mountains into the land of the long boot. Stop for THAT photo at Pisa, then make your food baby sing as we roll into the land of hearty Tuscan cuisine and birthplace of gelato: Florence. Whip around Santa Maria del Fiore before tucking into amore on a plate. The evening is yours to stroll along the the Arno River and watch the sunset. #Bliss Included today: -Visit Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch -Dinner
Day 6: Florence to Rome
After a walking tour of Florence with a super knowledgeable local guide, it’s up and onwards to Rome. Time to give that bucket list a workout! Make like Caesar (the emperor, not the salad) and work up a ‘colossus’ hunger as you pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit ancient history's version of the Hunger Games set at the Colosseum. Tonight, you're in Disneyland for foodies. Have fun. Included today: -Walking tour of Florence with a local guide -Walking tour of Rome Meals: -Breakfast
Day 7: Rome including Vatican City visit
Create the ultimate Roman Holiday in one day with a whirlwind of Vespas, espresso, two-cheek kisses and pizza the way it's supposed to taste. Count your blessings on an optional tour of the Vatican City, then play ‘I-spy’ with two-and-a-half millennia worth of history. Want more? Then you could always shop till you drop on Via Condotti, head to Capitoline Hill for awesome views of the Roman Forum and Colosseum or just kick back in Piazza Navona for some dolce far niente (delicious idleness). Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Guided tour of the Vatican City
Day 8: Rome to Venice
Maketh haste to fair Verona, the place where Romeo and Juliet found love. Snap a selfie at Juliet’s balcony and join throngs of lovers leaving notes on the wall (or avoid the crowds and just marvel at the ancient arena). Then: say ciao to Venice from across the lagoon as we check into our campsite, have an Eat Pray Love-worthy relationship with an irresistible Italian (meal) and get pumped for living out our own version of The Italian Job tomorrow. Included today: -Walking tour of Verona Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch -Dinner
Day 21: Berlin to Copenhagen, Denmark
On to Copenhagen to find out why this city keeps popping up among the top five most liveable cities in the world. Get your bearings on a guided driving tour and discover why Copenhagen is home to half of the nation's population. Included today: -Driving tour of Copenhagen Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch -Dinner
Day 22: Copenhagen
Today you have the chance to explore the city in true local fashion: on a bike. Romantic streak? Check out The Little Mermaid, a tribute to the fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen's pre-Disney masterpiece. Spoiler alert: the original version has the lovestruck mermaid become foam on the sea after she fails to win the prince's affections. Even back then, it seems, #thestrugglewasreal. Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch
Day 23: Copenhagen to Hamburg, Germany
With more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined, no skyscrapers (read: views for days) and the first zoo with no enclosures, Hamburg is one of the hippest cities in Europe. It’s also got 3 km of funfair shenanigans and Europe’s biggest Japanese garden. What are you waiting for? Get exploring! Later, check out the nightlife at the Port. Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch
Day 24: Hamburg to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Start dreaming of cheese, clogs and cheeky café stops as we roll through tulip and windmill dotted fields to Amsterdam. DAM it's going to be a good day! Learn how cheddar and clogs are made, then get your bearings on a walking tour of the vibrant capital. We’re talking the Dam Square, the Royal Palace and the National Monument, so get your cameras at the ready. For the perfect end to the perfect day, give in to temptation and grab a cone of hot chips with mayo. Mmm. Included today: -Dutch cheese and clogs demonstration -Walking tour of Amsterdam Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch
Day 9: Venice
You know it as The Floating City, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). Today we’ll check out a who's who of Venice's usual suspects on a guided walking tour (ticking off the likes of St Mark's Square and Accademia Bridge), then jump on a vaporetto to explore the Grand Canal. If that’s not enough, you can also hop on an optional gondola ride. Throw away your map in the afternoon and try to find the world's most epic little bookshop, Libreria Acqua Alta, or just go on a mission to find the perfect gelato. Included today: -Walking tour of Venice -Vaporetto ride Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Gondola ride
Day 11: Pula
Ready to get that five-star tan on? Good. You’ve got two whole days to relax and chill out in the sun. The water is warm, the food is awesome and this historic city is just waiting to be explored. This evening, prepare to party like a local with a taste of the Pula nightlife. Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch
Day 10: Venice to Pula, Croatia via Postojna Cave, Slovenia
First up today: a round of stalagmite spotting at the beautiful (not to mention huge) Postojna Cave. This all-natural maze of tunnels and caverns was hollowed out by the Pivka River two million years ago. True story. Later, we roll on to Pula – one of Croatia’s coolest cities. Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch -Dinner Optional activities: -Entry to Postojna Cave
Day 20: Berlin
Today, why not step out on an optional Third Reich walking tour for a local insight into what the city was like under Nazi rule during World War II? Kreuzberg is a hit for lunch. Afternoon suggestion? Have a picnic at the historic Tempelhof airport-turned-public park. Tonight: explore the city after dark on an optional alternative street art and nightlife tour. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Third Reich walking tour -Street art and nightlife tour
Day 12: Pula
Another day, another beach and another round of cocktails to sip as you watch the sun go down. The only downside? You may never want to leave. #Topdeckerproblems Meals: -Breakfast
Day 19: Prague to Berlin, Germany
Get acquainted with 800 year-old Dresden – a city virtually destroyed in WWII and then rebuilt – and check out the Frauenkirche before we make tracks to Berlin. Prep yourself for currywurst, absinthe and more hipsters per capita than anywhere else. We'll drive you around to see (what's left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building. Included today: -Walking tour of the restored city of Dresden -Driving tour of Berlin Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 13: Pula to Budapest, Hungary
Hungary for more? Budapest is up next! A driving tour will get you down and Danube (that being the river) with twin cities Buda and Pest. Check out Hero's Square, Parliament House, the National Palace, Fisherman's Bastion and the swanky Andrássy Avenue. Then it's time to meet the major food groups: goulash, cabbage rolls and dumplings. Included today: -Driving tour of Budapest Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch
Day 17: Krak w to Prague, Czech Republic
First, a visit to former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau for a lesson in the resilience of humanity. Then, on to Prague. Get Insta-happy and seek out the John Lennon Wall, soak up some Czech history at the National or Communist Museum or get a taste of the quirky local culture at a marionette puppet opera (you gotta see it to believe it). Included today: -Visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau -Walking tour of Prague Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch -Dinner
Day 16: Krak w
After breakfast it’s your day, your choice. Our recommendations? Well, you could discover Kraków's inner hipster in the Jewish district or shop for amber in the UNESCO-listed Cloth Hall. If all else fails, there’s always pierogi and potato pancakes to keep you busy. Meals: .-Breakfast
Day 15: Budapest to Krak w, Poland
Legend has it a dragon had to be defeated in order for Kraków to be built – bit tougher than the usual council approvals, no? Get acquainted with Poland's beating heart (and the largest medieval town square in Europe) with a walking tour. Buff up on history at Wawel Castle, feed the ducks from the banks of the Wisla and slay a few glasses of mead after dinner. Did someone say optional pub crawl? Included today: -Walking tour of Kraków Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch Optional activities: -Kraków pub crawl
Day 14: Budapest
A free day to take on a city with enough baroque, neoclassical and art nouveau architecture to keep you entertained for hours. Tonight, hang with the hipsters and drink local fruit brandy at one of the original ruin bars. Wanna go one step further? An optional dinner cruise on the Danube has your name on it. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Dinner cruise on the Danube River
Day 25: Amsterdam
Join 881,000 bikes and get your cycle on with an optional bike tour of Amsterdam's iconic canals, bridges and parks. Culture fiends, delve deeper with a visit to the Anne Frank House or the Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum. Still thirsty for more? Check out the Heineken Experience and indulge in a spot of beer tasting. What better way to toast the final night of your Europe Inspired adventure than with an optional drinks cruise on the canal? Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Bike tour of Amsterdam -Canal drinks cruise
Day 18: Prague
Another free day for the win. Snap a selfie at Prague's own Eiffel Tower, visit a miniatures museum, eat roast pork from one of the street vendors lining Old Town Square and wash it all down with a beer. As in, a really good beer. Prague, we love you. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 26: Amsterdam to London, England
After all the Amster-damage has been done, it’s time to hit the road back to ol’ Blighty. Soak up all the happy group vibes you can possibly handle – this is your last coach ride with the gang. #sadface. Meals: -Breakfast