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Play & Pause: Intro to Europe

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Trip Overview

(Previously called: Essential Europe) TRIP VIBE = the perfect mix of group activities and all-important YOU time. Essential. Vital. The must-dos. The unmissables. Whatever you call those bits of Europe that you just HAVE to explore, you can rely on this fast-paced trip to properly school you in them. We’re talking Rome, Amsterdam, Venice, Paris... the big guns. But that isn’t all – this trip also swings by the likes of quaint little Heidelberg and lakeside stunner Lucerne. And adds in plenty of free time to do your thing. What a mix, right? Quick maths: take two weeks, turn them into something special.

Tales From Topdeckers

Trip Itinerary

  1. London, England


    You. Us. The Big Smoke. Name a more iconic trio, we’ll wait. Welcome to the home of red buses, red telephone boxes and red undies (optional). First up: time to get to know the who’s who of the group at tonight’s included dinner. Cheers to 13 days of adventures with this mixed bunch. Let’s do this!

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  2. London to Amsterdam, Netherlands

  3. Amsterdam

  4. Amsterdam to Heidelberg, Germany

  5. Heidelberg to Munich

  6. Munich to Venice, Italy

  7. Venice to Rome

  8. Rome

  9. Rome to Florence

  10. Florence to Lucerne, Switzerland

  11. Lucerne to Paris, France

  12. Paris

  13. Paris to London, England


What's included

Included Experiences

  • - Orientation walk of Heidelberg with Trip Leader
  • - Walking tour of Munich with Trip Leader
  • - Walking tour of Venice with Trip Leader
  • - Gondola ride in Venice
  • - Walking tour of Rome with Trip Leader
  • - Walking tour of Florence with local guide
  • - Walking tour of Lucerne with Trip Leader
  • - Paris highlights drive


- 12 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double)


- Air-conditioned coach

Optional activities

- FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change – prices are here to give you a rough idea.

- Bike tour of Amsterdam: from €14

- Guided tour of Vatican City: from €45

- Get a personalised trip T-shirt or hoodie: from €21

- Parisian cabaret show: from €80

- Seine River cruise in Paris: from €10

- Bike tour of Paris: from €30

Views & Reviews

Latest Reviews

Average rating based on 45 reviews
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  • Anonymous November 2018

    Too much time on a coach driving. Not enough time in cities, and most hotels where awful, only 2 were decent out of the 10 we stayed in. Included activities where mediocre. Even some of the paid ones were lack lustre.

  • Anonymous November 2018


  • Becky K September 2018

    Our trip leader was incredible, you could tell she was genuinely passionate about travel and she provided us with so much history while we were touring each city, we never felt like we missed out. We had excellent banter with the coach drivers (and it's a coach, not a bus, before you get that wrong one too many times!) and always felt safe and looked after. We had insider knowledge of the best places to each and drink in each city and I loved having all our optional activities lined up for us as soon as we arrived, maximising the time we had. Nothing was too much trouble, they put up with our endless questions, chit chat and even let us guest DJ on the coach! It was quite a quick trip, we definitely got incredible value for our time, but when we go back next year, we'll be looking at a longer trip so we get a few more days in each city.

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