Get Social: Europe Express (Winter) 2022-23

Get Social: Europe Express (Winter) 2022-23

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11 Days
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$1563

Get Social: Europe Express (Winter) 2022-23

11 Days Starting and ending in London

Visiting:

France

,

Germany

,

Italy

,

Switzerland

Tour operator:

Topdeck

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TWNLL2

Group size:

24 - 48

Age range:

18-39

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$1819

$1563 (USD)

Operator discount: $182

tourhub discount: $74

-182

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  • Free Date Changes
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Tour Overview

(Most similar to this previous trip: Winter Express) TRIP VIBE = fast-paced fun with tons of socialising, bucket-list sights and good times all round. This 11-day Euro trip is THE ONE for those big on ambition but short on time. And doing it in winter = allllll the hot-chocolate-sipping, fireplace-sitting, snow-angel-making, beanie-wearing vibes. Combine the bucket listers: Paris, Venice and Amsterdam. Mix in the show-stopping Swiss Alps. Sprinkle a touch of German magic with Munich and Heidelberg. And the cherry on the (fruit)cake? The BEST bunch of trip mates to share it all with. It’s a foolproof recipe for winter fun.

Highlights

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    Paris highlights drive

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    Walking tour of Venice with Trip Leader

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    Walking tour of Munich with Trip Leader

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1: London, England to Paris, France

Meals Included:

  Dinner


Meet the crew in London, stock up on snacks and whip out the AUX cord. Best to work out who the T-Swift fans are early. First stop: the City of Love. Tick off all the showstoppers with a driving tour – we’re talking: the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées, Place de la Concorde and THAT pointy tower. Tonight, get to know the who’s who of the group at dinner. Cheers to some awesome AF adventures with this mixed bunch!

icon Day 2: Paris

There’s more here than over-priced handbags and unoriginal poses under the Eiffel Tower. And to prove it, we’ve given you a full 24 hrs to discover the REAL Paris. Our suggestion? Spend your free day ticking off the bucket listers (and keeping those calves warm) on an optional bike tour. Then: explore the backstreets with the gang. Hunt down the best patisseries in town. Or uncover the city’s secret underworld at Catacombes de Paris. Want an alternate angle? Grab a takeaway chocolat chaud and settle in for an optional river cruise down the Seine. Or head up Montparnasse Tower for allll the views. Tonight, there’s an optional cabaret show on the cards – just to really round things off. You’re in the home of the can-can after all.

icon Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Disclaimer: today is a bit of a drive day. But you already guessed that, right? Strap in. Get to know your trip mates better. And bust out some bangers as the most jaw-dropping, snow-capped scenery wizzes past the window. They don’t have views like this back home. Proud owner of the ‘Top of Europe’, rushing waterfalls and one of the largest nature conservations in Switzerland – tonight we're bunking down in the jaw-dropping Swiss Alps. Sit back in the fresh (read: freezing) alpine air with a steaming cup of glühwein and crack open that new pack of playing cards. Dealing in mittens? Best of luck.

icon Day 4: Swiss Alps

This place is Disneyland for outdoor enthusiasts. And you’ve got a full free day to experience every second to the fullest. Snow-hiking. Skiing. Snowboarding. Skydiving. Helicopter-ing. It’s all here. But if you identify as a thrill-dodger, there’s plenty to get excited about too. Jump aboard the Jungfraubahn railway and get all the white-washed summit views (minus the effort). Or engage explorer mode and go chasing waterfalls. Fact: TLC were wrong. And when the sun goes down, there’s an optional night sledding experience to get on board with. Tonight, if you haven’t had cheese fondue yet, do it NOW!

icon Day 5: Swiss Alps to Venice, Italy

Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Take one last peek at the peaks – we’re rolling into Italy later today. Welcome to Venice, Topdeckers! You know it as The Floating City, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). So, don’t waste a second. Check out the usual suspects on a walking tour with our Trip Leader – ticking off the likes of St Mark's Square, Doge’s Palace and Accademia Bridge. Then: the rest is up to you. What delicious carb-laden Italian meal have you been dreaming about? Order two.

icon Day 6: Venice

You wanted the freedom to do your own spontaneous-this-is-what-I-came-here-for thing. So here’s a free day we prepared earlier. Need some suggestions? Float past the famous Rialto Bridge on an optional gondola ride. Spend your time seeking out the epic Libreria Acqua Alta bookshop. Or forget all the above and hunt down the perfect gelato (who says you can't have brain freeze in winter too?). Get lost. Find yourself. Then grab a macchiato overlooking the canal and watch the gondoliers guide their vessels through the fog. This place is magic. Later, rally the troops and score a cheap meal at Osteria Al Portego, or fill up on alllll the drool-worthy Italian pastries (no judgement here).

icon Day 7: Venice to Munich, Germany

Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Order one last espresso in poor Italian (hey, you tried!). Next up? A country where beer is officially considered an essential food group (right next to sausage and sauerkraut). Kick things off with a walking tour, then: it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: an appropriate occasion to wear lederhosen. Head to the 428-year-old Hofbräuhaus for a royal Happy Hour experience or find a toasty local pub for a stein-sesh with your trip mates. Prost!

icon Day 8: Munich to Heidelberg

Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Dust off those crumbs from this morning’s group brekkie – today we’re making tracks to fairytale Heidelberg. This place is all about hilltop ruins, cobblestone old quarters and super-smart Nobel Prize winners (must be something in the water here *downs glass*). Plan for this arvo? It’s totally up to you. Take the cable car up to the Palace for some unbeliEVABLE views. Or find a local haunt to chow down on a head-sized pork knuckle – this is Germany after all.

icon Day 9: Heidelberg to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Quick maths – we’ve only got two days left. But the adventure sure as hell isn’t over yet! Plug ‘The Dam’ into the GPS – we’re making tracks to the Venice of the North. Once we arrive, it’s time to don your beanie and hit the cobblestones to scope out the city. Check out the likes of the Dam Square, the Royal Palace and the National Monument. This place is a foodie’s dream – so you’ll have no trouble finding somewhere to settle in for dinner. Tonight, round up the fam and head to Proeflokaal Arendsnest for a selection of over 100 Dutch beers (and all the cosy vibes).

icon Day 10: Amsterdam

Meals Included:

  Dinner


This is our last full day. FFS don’t hang about – join the locals and get on your bike! Check out Amsterdam's iconic canals, bridges and parks on an optional bike tour. History buffs should pay a visit to the Anne Frank House (don’t forget to book in advance!). And for the culture fiends – the Van Gogh Musuem and Rijksmuseum. Fight off that winter chill with a cone of hot chips and mayo (practical and delicious). Get lost amongst backstreets of the different districts – each one’s got a unique vibe and plenty to explore. Or strap on your skates and hit the ice rinks. Just make sure you’re back in time to toast the final night of our express-adventure at tonight’s included dinner.

icon Day 11: Amsterdam to London, England

Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Amster-DAMN that was good. But now it’s time to head back across the Channel to London Town. Blast the Trip Song one last time. And get planning – that reunion trip won’t book itself! Where to next?

What's Included

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    Accommodation

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Fully Guided

What's Not Included

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    Country Entry Visas

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    International Travel

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

Check out our Q&As

Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

This will be provided on all documentation

Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

We will have our Tour Leader with you every day

What is the tipping policy?

Tipping is not required

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

All guides are English Speaking

What currencies are required for this tour?

Pound and Euro

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes from all over the world

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    No they aren't

    What is the maximum group size?

    48

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No they aren't

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes we can

    Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Single pricing is available on all tours

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No they aren't

    Are flights included in this tour?

    No they aren't

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes it is

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Curious? Open-minded? Same. Topdeckers are a mixed bunch, but that’s what makes us special. They come from all over the globe and are aged between 18 and 39. Like you, they’re looking to feel real. To experience more. To embrace the unknown. To grow and connect – without judgement.

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    40 years

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    https://www.topdeck.travel/resources/booking-flexibility

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    We operate Single Share across across all touring styles and will match you with someone of the same gender

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    E-Documentation will be sent

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes, we work dilligenltly with our partners to acheive this

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes you can on European Tours

Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Thursday

Dec 08, 2022

Sunday

Dec 18, 2022
  • tourhub discount: $83 (USD)

$1849
$1766 (USD)
$1849
$1766 (USD)

tourhub discount: $83

Instant Booking Available

Thursday

Dec 29, 2022

Sunday

Jan 08, 2023
  • Operator discount: $185 (USD)

  • tourhub discount: $75 (USD)

$1849
$1589 (USD)
$1849
$1589 (USD)

Operator discount: $185

tourhub discount: $75

Instant Booking Available

Thursday

Jan 12, 2023

Sunday

Jan 22, 2023
  • Operator discount: $182 (USD)

  • tourhub discount: $74 (USD)

$1819
$1563 (USD)
$1819
$1563 (USD)

Operator discount: $182

tourhub discount: $74

Instant Booking Available

Thursday

Feb 09, 2023

Sunday

Feb 19, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $80 (USD)

$1779
$1699 (USD)
$1779
$1699 (USD)

tourhub discount: $80

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    Free Date Changes

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    Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Topdeck allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform topdeck, 60 days before departure.

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    Low Deposit

    Topdeck requires a minimum deposit of 60 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

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    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, tourhub doesn't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of topdeck charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 29 days before tour starts: 50% of tour cost.

    At 7 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost.

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    What’s your vax status?

    I’m fully vaccinated (or soon will be): if you’ll be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before your trip begins, you’re good to go! You’ll just need to show proof of this to your Trip Leader on the day your trip departs. Please bring an electronic and/or printed copy of your vaccination status showing your full name (the one on your passport, obvs) and the date your last required dose of the vaccine was given – which must be at least 14 days before departure.
    I’m medically exempt: if you’re unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical reasons, you’ll need to provide us with a few things before your trip begins. This will include a copy of an official government exemption, or a letter from your doctor, emailed to us at least 14 days before your trip departs. You’ll also need to take a PCR test three days before your trip and email us the result. If we do not receive these within the given time – or your PCR test result is positive – you will not be able to travel with us. Please also bring electronic and/or printed copies of your medical exemption and negative PCR test result with you on your trip.
    I’ve not been vaccinated: if you’ve not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and you’re not exempt from having the vaccine for medical reasons, unfortunately you won’t be able to travel with us. We’re super serious about the safety of our Topdeckers and the communities we visit. For that reason, you must be fully vaccinated to join us – unless you are medically exempt.

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Get Social: Europe Express (Winter) 2022-23

11 Days Starting and ending in London

Visiting:

France

,

Germany

,

Italy

,

Switzerland

Tour operator:

Topdeck

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TWNLL2

Group size:

24 - 48

Age range:

18-39

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$1819

$1563 (USD)

Operator discount: $182

tourhub discount: $74

-182

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  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
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  • Balance due 60 days before departure
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