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European Horizons 2018 (19 Days, Rome to London)

The Mediterranean means 'the middle of the Earth' and this European tour begins at its very heart. You'll spend three days sailing and swimming in Greece, and also get a taste for the new in places like Albania and Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. As we venture north we'll then be introduced to classic capitals Prague, Berlin and Amsterdam. This European tour won't just broaden your horizons it'll blow them away!

Inclusions

Driving tour of Berlin
3 nights sailing in Greece
Visit former concentration camp Dachau
Local guides in Tirana & Dubrovnik
Walking tour of Zadar
Farewell canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam
Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice
18 Breakfasts
18 Lunches
18 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
19
Price From
AUD $3,374
Start Location
Rome, Italy
End Location
Rome, Italy
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: Rome
Today is the day you’ve been waiting for. Meet and shake hands with your group today - get excited, the adventure has arrived. 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. If you arrive before the group, take a wander and shop ‘til you drop on Via Condotti, head to Capitoline Hill for awesome views of the Roman Forum or just kick back in Piazza Navona. Included today: -Walking tour of Rome Meals: -Dinner
Day 2: Rome to Sailing in Greece via Overnight Ferry
Play connect-the-dots with the stars or let the swell rock you to sleep as we ferry from bella Italia to Greece. Restaurants, bars, and cosy cabin rooms will keep you comfortable. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 3: Sailing in Greece
A short drive along the Greek coastline, then onto our flotilla of yachts for three days of sun, sand and sailing on the Ionian Sea. By night, flaunt those European tan lines as we drop anchor and hop between authentic Greek tavernas for feasting, table dancing and a splash of ouzo. You know the saying ‘too much of a good thing’? Neither do we. Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch -Dinner
Day 4: Sailing in Greece
A free day to sail, swim, eat, sleep, repeat. Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch
Day 5: Sailing in Greece
More turquoise water. More swimming. More diving off boats. More epic Instagram shots. You could probably get used to this. Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch
Day 6: Sailing in Greece to Tirana, Albania
What happens when you paint a former communist capital in vivid colours? According to Tirana's artist-turned-mayor-turned-TED speaker Edi Rama, people start paying taxes and crime rates plummet. True story. Kick off with a driving tour and a group dinner before we let you loose in the night. Included today: -Driving tour of Tirana with local guide Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 7: Tirana to Dubrovnik, Croatia via Budva, Montenegro
Gawk at all the stunning views that race past the coach window as we head up the gorgeous coast of Montenegro and make for the most famous walled city in Europe. Wander Dubrovnik's tiny cobblestoned streets and explore hidden cafés and shops before grabbing some dinner and checking out the glitzy nightlife. Included today: -Visit to Budva -Walking tour of Dubrovnik with local guide Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 8: Dubrovnik
Make the most of your free day in Dubrovnik. Check out the residential homes further up in the old town for awesome views and a local perspective, and then relish a cold beer on the wall as the sun sets over the Adriatic. Alternatively, catch the views from the turquoise water with a spot of optional sea kayaking. This is the good life. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Sea kayaking around the Dubrovnik walls -Game of Thrones tour
Day 9: Dubrovnik to Zadar
Hear the sounds of the sea? The Sea Organ is a quirky art installation that sits amongst Zadar's eclectic mix of Roman ruins and public art - and it plays music by way of sea waves and tubes located underneath a set of large marble steps. This, and more cool sights await you on a guided city tour. Included today: -Walking tour of Zadar Meals: -Breakfast
Day 17: Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cheese lovers, rejoice. Your next stop is a local Dutch farm to see how cheddar cheeses (and clogs) get made. Next: Amsterdam, mayo-dipped fries and red lights. Get your bearings on a walking tour of the vibrant capital and see the Dam Square, Royal Palace and National Monument. Then: explore all that this notoriously liberal city has to offer. Included today: -Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration -Walking tour of Amsterdam Meals: -Breakfast
Day 16: Berlin
Shake off last night with a wander around the German capital. Optional: Third Reich walking tour and 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 #picniconthetarmac. Tonight: hit the hotspots on an optional alternative and nightlife tour of Berlin. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Third Reich walking tour -Berlin Alternative Tour & Nightlife Tour
Day 15: Prague to Berlin, Germany
Get acquainted with 800 year-old Dresden – a city virtually destroyed in WWII and then rebuilt – and ogle the Frauenkirche before making your beard all the more ironic in Berlin. Prep yourself for currywurst 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 before making your food baby sing with a hearty German meal. Included today: -Walking tour of the restored city of Dresden -Driving tour of Berlin Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 14: 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 drink beer. Really. Good. Beer. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 10: Zadar to Venice, Italy via Postjana Caves, Slovenia
First up for those that dare are the surreal Postojna Caves – cast your eye out for stalagmites. Then say ciao to Venice from across the lagoon as we check into our accommodation, have an Eat Pray Love-worthy relationship with an irresistible Italian (meal) and get pumped for living out your own version of The Italian Job tomorrow. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Entry to the world-famous Postojna Caves -Get yourself a trip T-shirt/hoodie
Day 12: Venice to Munich, Germany
It's time to get to know the city where beer is officially considered a food. Your Trip Leader will clue you up on the Bavarian capital on a walking tour. Slide on your lederhosen, then have a royal Happy Hour experience at the 429-year-old Hofbräuhaus – the recipes here were passed down from Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria. "Oans, zwoa, g'suffa" (one, two, down the hatch)! Included today: -Walking tour of Munich Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch
Day 11: Venice
You know it as the floating city, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). Check out St. Mark's Square, Accademia Bridge and a who's who of Venice's usual suspects on a guided walking tour then jump on a vaporetto and explore the Grand Canal. Also on the schedule: an optional gondola ride through the maze of marble bridges and gelato shops. 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 discover the perfect gelato. Included today: -Walking tour of Venice -Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Gondola ride on the Grand Canal
Day 18: Amsterdam
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 for an interactive visit and tasting at the brewery. Top it off with a dinner cruise on the canal. Included today: -Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Bike tour of Amsterdam
Day 13: Munich to Prague, Czech Republic
Give one last prost to Munich before we press on to Prague. First up, a visit to Dachau concentration camp for a lesson in the resilience of humanity. Then, channel your inner bohemian and seek out the John Lennon wall to start your free day. 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 Dachau -Walking tour of Prague Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 19: Amsterdam to London, England
After all the Amster-damage has been done, it’s time to hit the road and make tracks 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