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Grand European 2019 (28 Days, London to London)

Spend a month travelling the fabulous European continent with Topdeck. From west to east, north to south, you'll encounter Europe's greatest cities, witness the grandeur of the Alps and discover the stunning scenery and diversity of the Mediterranean. This is one tour of Europe that is certain to treat you to a grand old time!

Inclusions

Walking tour of Amsterdam
Driving tour of Berlin
Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen
Pag Island getaway
Walking tour of Venice
Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam
Walking tour of Rome
Walking tour of the restored city of Dresden
Driving tour of Barcelona
Walking tour of Prague
Visit the town of Orvieto
Visit a traditional French perfumery
Vaporetto ride in Venice
Walking tour of Monaco
Visit Pont du Gard
Visit Lake Bled
Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower
Visit Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower
Walking tour of Florence with a local guide
27 Breakfasts
27 Lunches
27 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
28
Price From
AUD $4,779
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
21 May 201917 Jun 201921AUD $4,779
28 May 201924 Jun 201945AUD $5,119
04 Jun 201901 Jul 201925AUD $5,119
11 Jun 201908 Jul 201942AUD $5,119
18 Jun 201915 Jul 201941AUD $5,439
25 Jun 201922 Jul 201940AUD $5,439
29 Jun 201926 Jul 201944AUD $5,439
02 Jul 201929 Jul 201937AUD $5,439
06 Jul 201902 Aug 201945AUD $5,439
09 Jul 201905 Aug 201938AUD $5,439
16 Jul 201912 Aug 201941AUD $5,439
23 Jul 201919 Aug 201948AUD $5,439
30 Jul 201926 Aug 201939AUD $5,439
06 Aug 201902 Sep 201946AUD $5,439
13 Aug 201909 Sep 201948AUD $5,119
20 Aug 201916 Sep 201940AUD $5,119
27 Aug 201923 Sep 201938AUD $5,119
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
Ready for a breath of fresh air? Good! We’re off to the Swiss Alps. Get ready for OMG views. 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). Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Scenic excursion to Jungfrau ('The Top of Europe') -Skydiving -Scenic helicopter ride -Visit a Swiss watch shop -Tickets for the Schilthorn cable car
Day 5: Swiss Alps to Avignon, France
This afternoon we crack on to Avignon, home of the magnificent Palais des Papes (aka one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe). Tonight: hit up a local bistro or gather with your Topdecker brethren for a makeshift picnic. Either way, be sure to pair your meal with some local Rhône Valley wine, one of France's finest reds. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 6: Avignon to Barcelona, Spain
On our way to Barcelona, we’ll check out the Pont du Gard – a 2000-year-old Roman engineered aqueduct. When we get to the Catalonian capital, we’ll take you on a driving tour to see the likes of Montjuïc (where the 1992 Olympics were held) and Gaudi's yet to be finished Sagrada Família. Later: let loose at an optional flamenco show. Included today: -Visit Pont du Gard -Driving tour of Barcelona Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Flamenco show
Day 7: Barcelona
Who needs the snooze button when you’ve got a whole day in a city packed to the rafters with art nouveau, alluring accents and (most importantly) tapas? Hit the side streets and alleyways of Las Ramblas, go boho in the Gracia neighborhood, go Gaudí at Parc Güell or give in to your inner football fanatic and kneel to the sporting gods at the Nou Camp. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Tapas tour
Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera, France
Get that selfie stick out! We’re rolling north along the coast to rub shoulders with the rich and famous at the world's most lavish waterfront property: the French Riviera. Oh, and by the way – we’ll be making a pit stop at a traditional French perfumery en route. Later, swap your patatas bravas for hearty French cooking and get ready for tomorrow's adventures. Included today: -Visit a traditional French perfumery Meals: -Breakfast
Day 9: French Riviera including Monaco visit
Hit the beach with the paparazzi posse, or go wild in the designer boutiques in Nice's Old Town. Later: roll with the jet set on a guided tour and see how the 1% live (hint: it involves Ferraris and bathing in caviar). Feeling lucky? Hit the tables at the Monte Carlo Casino and make it rain (or not). Included today: -Walking tour of Monaco Meals: -Breakfast
Day 23: 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 Optional activities: -Local beer tasting
Day 24: 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 25: 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 26: Berlin 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 10: French Riviera to Florence, Italy
Today it’s up and onwards to the renaissance romance of Florence. Take THAT shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before trucking on to the Tuscan hills. Ready to eat, sleep, repeat in the foodie capital of the world? Included today: -Visit Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 12: Florence to Rome
Today we’re making tracks southward and downward, with a pit stop at the hilltop town of Orvieto. Then, it’s time to give that bucket list a workout – we’re off to Rome! 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: -Visit Orvieto -Walking tour of Rome Meals: -Breakfast
Day 11: Florence
Florence has more stories than Bilbo Baggins, more culture than a Shoreditch hipster, over 1,800 restaurants AND it gave the world gelato. Get schooled on the Medici family, stroll the Ponte Vecchio (the only bridge not bombed in WWII) and get an in-depth tour of the city with a local guide. Included today: -Walking tour of Florence with a local guide Meals: -Breakfast
Day 22: Austrian Alps to Prague, Czech Republic
First, a visit to former concentration camp Mauthausen 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 Mauthausen -Walking tour of Prague Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch -Dinner
Day 13: Rome
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. 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
Day 21: Austrian Alps
The snow-capped hills (Alps, really) are alive with the sound of carving. The mountains have shaped virtually all aspects of life here. Our optionals? We’re glad you asked. There’s skydiving, tandem paragliding, canyoning, mountain biking and even a mountainside dinner to keep you occupied. Or, you could just sit and stare at the storybook landscape like a lovesick puppy. Kirchdorf ds that to people. You haven't really been there without a few sneaky selfies, right? Say edelweiss! Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch Optional activities: -Canyoning -Tandem paragliding -Skydiving -Mountain biking -Mountainside dinner
Day 14: Rome to Venice including Vatican City visit
This morning, there’s an optional Vatican City visit on the cards. 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 our own version of The Italian Job tomorrow. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Guided tour of the Vatican City -Get a personalised trip T-shirt or hoodie
Day 19: Pag Island to Ljubljana, Slovenia
Shoot one last longing look at Pag before arriving in Ljubljana (lyoob-lya-nah), the capital of Slovenia. Tonight, band together with your fellow #Topdeckers and see the city come alive on an optional pub crawl. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities -Ljubljana pub crawl
Day 18: Pag Island
Eat, sleep, party, repeat. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 17: Pag Island
You’ve got two whole days to relax and chill out in the sun. The water is warm, the food is awesome… and this island sure knows how to party. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 16: Venice to Pag Island, Croatia via Postojna Cave, Slovenia
First up: an optional 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 today, your Pag Island getaway awaits. Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch -Dinner Optional activities: -Visit Postojna Cave
Day 15: 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 -Dinner Optional activities: -Gondola ride
Day 27: 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 a cruise on the canal? Included today: -Canal dinner cruise Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Bike tour of Amsterdam
Day 20: Ljubljana to Austrian Alps, Austria
Lake Bled is one of those names that keeps popping up in all those lists of amazing places. Find out why as we climb the Austrian Alps to the Sound of Music. Included today: -Visit Lake Bled Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 28: 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