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Europe Express for 18 to 39: London to London

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,427

Experience a wonderful cross section of countries and cites including vibrant Paris, a Swiss mountain resort, Venice and its canals, Munich with its colourful architecture, the romantic Rhine River, cosmopolitan Amsterdam and beautiful Bruges. This balanced itinerary shows the interesting contrasts of this exceptional continent.


This is a FUN experience designed for 18 - 35 year-olds. It is high energy and fast paced. It has a great balance of free time and inclusions. It is fantastic value with many inclusions.

Join your tour starting point in London and hop across the English Channel to your first destination, Paris, known as the City of Lights with its undeniable charm and fascination. Your first night of 2 here includes a night tour to really enjoy this illuminated French capital. The next day is totally free. Consider visits to iconic galleries such as the Louvre or the Musee d’Orsay. Perhaps take in the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees. Or you can take one of the free bikes and cycle around Paris. Included today is a gourmet picnic under the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. In the evening, consider a cruise on the Seine for a different experience.

Next it’s off to Switzerland and the typical Swiss resort of Lauterbrunnen near Interlaken for the next 2 nights. Here you should strongly consider taking the Jungfrau Railway to the highest train station in Europe. You will have amazing views of three mountains, the Eiger, the Monch and the Jungfrau.

Venice is next, one of Italy's most beautiful and romantic cities with small, traffic-free streets mingled with the winding canals, magnificent churches and palaces, lively squares, and interesting shops. It is made up of 118 small islands connected by more than 400 bridges over its 150 canals. The Grand Canal is like a main street cutting through the centre of the city. The best way to get to know Venice is on a walking tour including visits to St. Mark’s Square, the Accademia Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs. A must is of course a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal. Maybe take in a gondola ride on your own while here.

Travelling north, arrive in Munich, the third largest city in Germany after Berlin and Hamburg. It is located in the south of Bavaria and is famous for its beautiful architecture, culture and its annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. Enjoy a walking tour of the city which will include the city centre with its four grand avenues, the Cathedral, the beautiful English Garden, larger than Central Park, the famous Hofbrauhaus, the Viktualienmarkt, a farmers market in the centre of the city and Olympic Park built for the Olympics in 1972.

Leave Munich and head to the wonderful Rhine River with its medieval castles and vineyards. You will experience the Dachau concentration Camp before your overnight stay in a true Rhine River castle.

Next up is the charming city of Amsterdam sometimes known as the “Venice of the North” because of its many beautiful canals that criss-cross the city, its impressive architecture and its more than 1,500 bridges. En route, stop at a Dutch cheese farm for a demonstration of how cheese is made. This will be followed by a walking tour of Amsterdam which will include the Royal Palace and Dam Square. The next day is special as you will start with a bike tour (what better way to join in with the locals). In the evening, enjoy a canal cruise including dinner for a different way of viewing the city.

Your final day brings you to the lovely city of Bruges with its immense character and a network of attractive canals. Have a walking tour here taking in the cobblestone streets and quaint bridges. Then it’s back on the ferry to your starting point, London where your tour of Europe comes to an end. .


 

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,427

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Day 1

London to Paris

Meet the crew, grab some supplies and hit the road early this morning as we jump across the English Channel to Paris via the white cliffs of Dover. Pinch yourself and instagram your first selfie over dinner before we kick off the trip with a guided night tour of the City of Lights with your Trip Leader. Home to Coco Chanel, the Eiffel Tower and the Mona Lisa, Paris has more than deserved its reputation as the European capital for all things culture, fashion and food. And you're about to find out why. Did you know that the Statue of Liberty was a gift to the US from France?!

Included today: City lights tour of Paris.

Meal Plan Dinner
Day 2

Paris

This morning you have free time to enjoy the city. From the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay to the l'Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees, you'll be sure to make a solid dent in your bucket list. Hop on an optional bike tour of Paris or roam the streets on your own before our gourmet picnic at the Eiffel Tower. End your day with an optional Seine River cruise or a bohemian cabaret show.

Included today: Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower.

Optional activities:
Paris bike tour
Seine River cruise

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 3

Paris to Swiss Alps

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 obviously where we're spending the night. Urban charm ain't got nothing on Swiss scenery. Upon arrival, chow down on Swiss cuisine at a local restaurant and hit the bar for a nightcap.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Swiss Alps

Scenic hikes and jaw-dropping views are 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. Fairytale villages en route, sky-diving out of a helicopter upon arrival (if heights don't scare you). Another local feast awaits your return, regardless of how you make your way back down.

Optional activities:

Visit the highest station on the European continent on top of Jungfrau Mountain via the Jungfraubahn railway. Also known as 'the roof of Europe' and the spot that guarantees snow, year round.
Helicopter ride.
Skydiving.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Swiss Alps to Venice

Hand back the skis and yodel your way down the mountains and into the land of the long boot to say ciao to Venice from across the lagoon. Check out 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. Did you know that Venice is sinking at the rate of 1-2 millimeters a year, five times faster than originally estimated?!

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Venice

You know it as the floating city, but the city is actually slowly sinking. 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. Try a lesson in traditional lace-making and an optional gondola ride through the maze of marble bridges and gelato shops we call Venice. 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, a lace school demonstration, and a Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal.

Optional activities:
Gondola ride on the Grand Canal

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 7

Venice to Munich

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 and have a royal Happy Hour experience (none of that craft beer nonsense here) at the 426-yearold Hofbrauhaus - the recipes here were passed down from Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria.

Included today: Walking tour of Munich.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 8

Munich to Rhine Valley

Medieval castles, vineyards and the mighty Rhine River are all up next today. Breathe in as we weave our way through narrow cobblestone streets and tunnels to and give Queen B a run for her money with your own 12th-century castle quarters. You will also have the opportunity to see an old concentration camp. Later enjoy fairy tale views over the Rhine.

Included today: Rhine Valley castle stay, and a visit to former concentration camp Dachau.

Optional activities:
Rhine Valley River Cruise.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 9

Rhine Valley to Amsterdam

Start dreaming of cheese, clogs and cheeky cafe stops as we roll through tulip and windmill dotted fields to Amsterdam. Learn how cheddar and the chunky wooden shoes are made then get your bearings on a walking tour of the vibrant capital and see the Dam Square, Royal Palace and National Monument. End the night with a cone of hot chips with mayo!

Included today: Steins and Cuckoos demonstration, and a Dutch cheese and clogs demonstration.

Optional activities:
Sex show

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 10

Amsterdam

Join the 881,000 bicycles and get local on a city bike tour of Amsterdam's iconic canals, bridges and parks. Culture fiends, delve deeper with a visit to Anne Frank House, 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, and an Amsterdam bike tour.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 11

Amsterdam to London via Bruges

With chocolate, waffles and beer at top of the national list of pride in Bruges it makes for a damn fine walking tour stop. Stock up on the sweet stuff, climb the 366-step belfry and nip the post-holiday blues in the bud before London calls with a serving of the local specialty - chips by the cone fried in beef and horse fat. Mmm! Then it's back on the ferry to ol' Blighty to start planning your next adventure. You will return to London later this evening.

Included today: Bruges walking tour

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

DEPARTURES

2017: Apr 14; May 5, 19; Jun 2, 16, 30; Jul 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11, 18; Sep 1, 15, 22; Oct 6

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 8 nights' in hostels
  • 2 nights' in bungalows at European campsites
  • Meals as specified
  • Modern air-conditioned coach
  • Trip Leader + Driver
  • Activities as mentioned
  • Topdeck on-site chefs
  • English Channel ferry crossings

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfares and airfare taxes
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities
  • Beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Optional gratuities for your guide

OTHER INFORMATION:

Group Size: Average 35, maximum 48

Optional Activities: On all trips we have arranged extra activities that we think will enhance your travel experience, but you have a choice as to whether or not you will participate. These are not included in the cost of your trip. They are usually organised on a group participation basis and should be taken into consideration when budgeting your spending money. None of the Optional Activities on your trip are operated by the supplier, nor do they form part of the contract for your trip. The supplier arranges the activity as an agent of the local supplier. Should you participate in any Optional Activities your contract will be with the local supplier and their conditions will apply.

Accommodation: Club trips host our most eclectic types of accommodation. While hostels make up the majority of your overnighters you could also stay in hotels or bungalows. The number of people to a room on Club trips will vary. For hostels (remember, the most common) you will have multi-share rooms and share with between 3 and 5 others while in hotels there will be twin or triple-shares (and the odd quad-room). Bungalows can be up to 4 people to a room. Please note: When staying on a Club trip, multi-share accommodation is single-sex and therefore couples should not expect to share a room.

Food Fund: On this trip there is a compulsory Food Fund, which is shown separately on each trip page. This is paid at the time of booking. Unlike other companies, in addition to the listed breakfasts and dinners, many lunches on travelling days are included during your trip.

Included Meals: Breakfasts are included every day (except on the first morning). Included meals will be a combination of those prepared by On-Site Chefs, local restaurants and places in which we stay. If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent or Trip Consultant when you book.Please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Eastern Europe. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.

No Tip Necessary: Guides will never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that's not what friends do! Tipping can cost a lot. So go ahead, spoil yourself with the money you will save.

Ages: These tours are designed exlusively for passengers 18 to 39 years of age.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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