Get Social: Mega European 2024

Get Social: Mega European 2024

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Get Social: Mega European 2024

49 Days Starting and ending in London

Visiting: London, Paris, Bordeaux, Donostia-San Sebastian, Barcelona, French Riviera, Monaco, Swiss Alps, Pisa, Florence, Orvieto, Rome, Venice, Athens, Mykonos, Meteora, Tirana, Budva, Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, Plitvica, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Budapest, Kraków, Prague, Dresden, Berlin, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Vatican City

Tour operator:

Topdeck

Tour code:

TMELL4

Specialist Group:

18-30 Somethings

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

10 - 48

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-39

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

Active

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

From: $8339 $8076 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$263

NB: Prices correct on 16-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

TRIP VIBE = fast-paced fun with tons of socialising, bucket-list sights and good times all round. Mega. European. Says it all really doesn’t it? Seriously though, this trip is really f**king big. We mean, like, 49 days big. 18 countries big. If you don’t do things by halves, this is the one for you. From the old capitals of the west to the re-emerging Balkans and beyond, believe us when we say that the Mega European is FULL. Full of culture, full of food, full of weird, full of wonderful. And when it’s done? You will be: wiser. free-er. complete-er. And you won’t ever look at the world the same.

Highlights

  • Paris highlights drive

  • Orientation walk of Bordeaux with Trip Leader

  • Orientation walk of San Sebastián with Trip Leader

  • Barcelona highlights drive

  • Orientation walk of Nice with Trip Leader

  • Walking tour of Monaco with Trip Leader

  • Visit Pisa and see the famous Leaning Tower

  • Orientation walk of Orvieto with Trip Leader

  • Walking tour of Florence with local guide

  • Walking tour of Rome with Trip Leader

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Day 1: London (England) – Paris (France)

Location: London, Paris

Accommodation: Hotel

Get ready to leave the everyday behind and uncover extraordinary. Meet the gang in LDN-town, stock up on Pringles and pull out the AUX cord – we're hitting the road early for the City of Lights. The home of Coco Chanel, the Mona Lisa and the world’s best pastries – Paris has earnt its rep as the European capital for all things fashion, culture and drool-worthy food. Tick off all the showstoppers on a driving tour before getting OUT there. Wanna know how we’d start? By soaking up Parisian vibes from the water while cruising the River Seine on an evening cruise. Get ready for the magic.

Day 2: Paris

Location: Paris

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

This is your day, your way. So, make every second count. Create a solid dent in your bucket list with a visit to the Louvre (book your tickets in advance!) and the Musée d'Orsay. Flash some plastic along the Champs Elysées. Discover the hidden gems down Paris’s backstreets and alleyways. Walking not your thing? Give those calves a workout on an optional bike tour. Tonight, commit those faces to memory at our welcome meal. Then: dress to impress for an optional cabaret show. Think sparking lights, death-defining acrobatics, OTT costumes and the can-can (of course).

Day 3: Paris – Bordeaux

Location: Paris, Bordeaux

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Don’t drink your vino out of a cask? You’re gonna love the next stop on our mega roadie. Bordeaux: where half the city is UNESCO World Heritage-listed and vineyards reign supreme. We’ll get our bearings around this 1200-year-old city with our expert Trip Leader. Then enjoy free time to explore. Dinner tonight is up to you, but you’re in France – anywhere is going to be delicious.

Day 4: Bordeaux

Location: Bordeaux

Accommodation: Hotel

Less hectic than its touristy big brother and way cooler (in our opinion) – today is your day to explore Bordeaux, your way. Need some suggestions? Explore la Cité du Vin: a wine-themed museum, ‘nough said. Arrange a day trip to St Emilion. Hunt down a local patisserie for all your cream-filled, carb-loaded desires. Or buy some local cheese, a bottle of the good stuff from L’Intendant, and picnic like a true Frenchman. Just make sure you leave room for desert – you’re going to want to try a canelé (can-eh-lay). Trust us.

Day 5: Bordeaux – San Sebastián (Spain)

Location: Bordeaux, Donostia-San Sebastian

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Peer out the window as we roll through the vineyard-covered French Basque country into Spain. Unload the coach and get your bearings on an orientation tour. DW our in-the-know Trip Leader will point out the best pintxos places along the way. Then the rest is up to you. Join the crowds of beachgoers at La Concha. Jump on a ride at one the oldest theme parks in the world. Or take a cold beer up Urgull Hill for incredible views over the bay. Later, choose your pants wisely – if you’re embarking on a pintxos-bar-crawl through Old Town tonight, you’re gonna need a LOT of room.

Day 6: San Sebastián – Barcelona

Location: Donostia-San Sebastian, Barcelona

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Onwards to the capital of Catalonia. Bienvenidos to the city of art nouveau, sexy accents and (most importantly) tapas. Get a feel for Barça on a driving tour – ticking of the likes of Olympic Park, Plaza Espanya, the National Museum and Montjuïc Hill. Then: time to track down some bombas – tennis ball-shaped croquettes of dreams. They’re the bomb, hence the name.

Day 7: Barcelona

Location: Barcelona

Accommodation: Hotel

Time to do your own spontaneous-this-is-what-I-came-for thing, amigos. But if you need some suggestions, we’ve got your back. Park Güell and Sagrada Familia are straight-up must-sees. BUT don’t think you can just stroll up in there – you’re gonna need to book tix online first. Then: explore the crazy that is Las Ramblas, head into the National Museum for an education in over a thousand years of art, or get lost amongst the maze of winding alleys in the Gothic Quarter. Lose yourself, find yourself, then grab a beer at Els Quatre Gats. Later, there’s an optional show on the cards at the oldest flamenco tablaos in Barcelona.

Day 8: Barcelona

Location: Barcelona

Accommodation: Hotel

There’s no way you’d be able to fit everything in with just 24 hrs – so, here’s another day to do whatever YOU want. Thank us later. Organise a stadium tour of Camp Nou (home to one of the greatest teams in soccer history, just sayin’). Arm yourself with snacks, then head up el Turó de la Rovira for next level views over the city. Or take some time out from the adventuring and sangria-drinking with a swim at Barceloneta Beach. This is your last chance to work out what Ed Sheeran was on about, so hit the d-floor later with your trip mates – we’re out of here in the morning.

Day 9: Barcelona – French Riviera (France)

Location: Barcelona, French Riviera

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Start practising your bonjours and s’il vous plaît’s as we follow the Mediterranean coast to the glamorous French Riviera. After dumping your stuff and getting the run about town with our Trip Leader, the rest of the afternoon is up to you! Indulge in a bit of celeb spotting. Head to the beach for a dip. Or find a local haunt for some seriously good seafood. Tonight, it’s happy hour with the gang (happiness guaranteed, discounted cocktails are not).

Day 10: French Riviera, Including Monaco

Location: French Riviera, Monaco

Accommodation: Hotel

This morning, you do you. Sleep in. Laze on the beach. Go wild in the designer boutiques in Nice's Old Town. Try all the decorative pastries your elastic waistband can handle – then work them off with a walk up Castle Hill for alll the views. Later: roll with the jet set on a walking tour of Monaco 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).

Day 11: French Riviera – Swiss Alps (Switzerland)

Location: French Riviera, Swiss Alps

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Rise and shine. Down your coffee. And wave au revoir to France – we’ll be trading ritz and glitz for snowy peaks as we head to the mountains. Home to the ‘Top of Europe’, 72 waterfalls and one of the largest nature conservations in Switzerland – tonight we're bunking down in the mind-blowing Swiss Alps. This eve: sit back in the fresh alpine air with an ice-cold bevvie and crack open that pack of UNO. Cue: suspicion that all the Wild Cards went to one person, and it’s not you.

Day 12: Swiss Alps

Location: Swiss Alps

Accommodation: Hotel

Wake to the sounds of rushing waterfalls and Swiss birds chirping (they’re like normal birds – but better). You’re finally here. So, don’t waste a second. Hiking. Biking. Skydiving. Helicopter-ing. This place has it all. Prefer to stay grounded? Slip on the Birks and walk the valley floor. Or hop aboard the Jungfraubahn railway for an optional visit to the Jungfrau Mountain summit. Trust us, whatever you choose - you’ll have views for days.

Day 13: Swiss Alps – Pisa (Italy) – Florence

Location: Swiss Alps, Pisa, Florence

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Buy that fondue set for mum and take one last wistful glance at the Alps – we’re hitting the frog and toad after breakfast. First stop: Pisa. Think of a creative pose for THAT photo (please). Then, make your food baby sing as we roll into the capital of Tuscan cuisine. You’ve got free time to stroll along the Arno River and watch the sunset, before hunting down a local restaurant for dinner. Did someone say karaoke? If you’re feeling it, join the gang in a battle of the classics at the bar later.

Day 14: Florence

Location: Florence

Accommodation: Hotel

Florence has more stories than you can poke a stick at, more culture than a Fitzroy hipster AND it gave the world gelato – praise be. We’ll get the lay of the land on an in-depth walking tour with a local guide. Then: take your new-found knowledge and hit the streets solo. Uffizi Gallery. Ponte Vecchio. Piazza della Signoria. The Duomo. You can’t see it all, but you sure as hell can try! Tonight, catch the epic sunset from Piazzale Michelangelo. Trust us, this is what you came for.

Day 15: Florence – Orvieto – Rome

Location: Florence, Orvieto, Rome

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Onwards! First: a pit stop at the hilltop town of Orvieto to see the grand cathedral and dig into a wild boar panini (unless you’re a vegetarian, sorry). Then: bella Roma awaits. Strap on your Nikes, fill up your water bottle and pack your anti-chafing cream – today’s walking tour is one for the books. We’re talking a solid few hours of non-stop sights, off-the-tourist-trail hidden gems and a run-down of almost 3000 years of history. Pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, (don’t) sit on the Spanish Steps and wind things up under the shadow of the mighty Colosseum. Epic doesn’t even cut it. Tonight: go show that pizza who’s boss.

Day 16: Rome

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Hotel

You’ve got 24 hours to live out all your Lizzie McGuire Movie fantasies. Get out there and do your own, spontaneous, this-is-what-you-came-for thing. But if you need some ideas, we’ve got your back. Hit allll the highlights with the Rome in a Day tour – WORTH. IT. Don’t have a full day spare? No drama. Opt to see the glory that is the Vatican City on a guided tour. If the Catholic Church isn’t your vibe, choose a tour that hits classic Rome. We’re talking the Colosseum, Palatine Hill AND Roman Forum. Or simply do as the locals do and indulge in a little dolce far niente (delicious idleness) at a local cafe. Tonight, shake out those fat pants for round two.

Day 17: Rome – Venice

Location: Rome, Venice

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

No lies – we have a long drive. Now is the chance to share snaps with your new mates, catch up on some zzzzs and text the 'rents (trust us, you'll be too busy later). We'll park up later in Venice – home to over 400 bridges and birthplace of Vivaldi. Tonight, this beautifully romantic city is yours for the taking.

Day 18: Venice

Location: Venice

Accommodation: Hotel

You know it as the Floating City, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). Acquaint yourself with the usual suspects on a walking tour – ticking off the likes of St Mark's Square, Doge’s Palace and Accademia Bridge. Then make like Dora and get exploring! Need some suggestions? Float past the famous Rialto Bridge on a gondola ride. Spend your time seeking out the epic Libreria Acqua Alta bookshop. Or forget all the above and hunt down the perfect gelato. It’s your trip after all. Later, score a cheap meal at Osteria Al Portego or enjoy a spritz overlooking one of Venice’s fuchsia-pink sunsets.

Day 19: Venice – Overnight Ferry To Athens (Greece)

Location: Venice, Athens

Accommodation: Overnight Ferry

Meals Included: Breakfast

Truth bomb alert: you’ve got a bit of a drive from Venice to Ancona today (where we’ll swap the coach for a ferry). BUT once we’re on board you’re gonna have a quad room with an en suite for the ride. Plus you’ve got your awesome AF trip mates to keep you entertained. And when you wake up? You’re in Greece – heck, yes!

Day 20: Athens

Location: Athens

Accommodation: Hotel

Spartans, assemble. We’ll dock at Patras and roll on to the ancient capital of Athens. Tick off your ancient (and not-so-ancient) must-sees today on a driving tour. The Museum of the City of Athens. Hotel Grand Bretagne. National Garden. Hadrian’s Arch. Temple of Olympian Zeus. Panathinaiko Stadium. The Unknown Soldier’s Tomb. The Acropolis. We’ll see it all. Tonight, hunt down the best souvlaki outside Olympus.

Day 21: Athens – Mykonos (Cyclades)

Location: Athens, Mykonos

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning’s an early one – but it’s going to be oh-so-worth it! If Athens invented democracy, Mykonos pioneered the beach party that followed. Take a wander to the windmills, check out the white-washed shopfronts of Old Town, and make a mental note of all the beachfront cocktail bars to check out later. Then: tonight’s plans are up to you! Ever heard of Paradise Beach? It’s where Europe goes to party. ‘Nough said.

Day 22: Mykonos

Location: Mykonos

Accommodation: Hotel

Sore head this morning? DW we’ve got the cure – a free day lazing on Mykonos’ sun-soaked beaches. If you’re up for it, why not arrange a trip to Delos Island to check out the birthplace of the sun god Apollo. Or head to Giora’s Wood Medieval Bakery for pastries that legit melt in your mouth. You’ve got 48 hours on paradise – make the most of it!

Day 23: Mykonos

Location: Mykonos

Accommodation: Hotel

Swim. Souvlaki. Siesta. Swim again. Today is 100% up to you. Have you checked out Paradise Beach by day? Take the short hike from Platis Gialos along the south coast of the island. The views are worth the sweaty back. Trust us. Then cool down with a dip or hire a paddleboard. This is your last night here, so gather the gang for gyros and bíras on the beachfront.

Day 24: Mykonos – Athens (Greece)

Location: Mykonos, Athens

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Whip out your camera and snap one last pic – we’ll be back in Athens before you know it! You’ve got free time this afternoon to do your own thing. Our suggestion? Check out the Byzantine churches in Plaka or hit up the flea markets in Monastiraki. After stuffing your face with yet another souvlaki for dinner, head to Lukumades for a second fill of Greek doughnuts. Mmm.

Day 25: Athens – Meteora

Location: Athens, Meteora

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suffer from acrophobia? Better keep your eyes closed for this one. Today we’re leaving Athens behind to visit the monasteries of Meteora – perched high atop the nail-biting cliffs of Thessaly. If you’re interested, pay the entrance for the Grand or Varlaam Monasteries and explore a little deeper (pssst wear a long skirt, ladies). Or just stop and enjoy the moment. The view from up here is pretty epic. Tonight, enjoy a bit of ‘me-time’ after a hectic first half of the trip. Or gear up for another game of UNO – this time, it’s personal.

Day 26: Meteora – Tirana (Albania)

Location: Meteora, Tirana

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

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. Say hello to our local guide when we tick off the main sights on a driving tour. Then: make sure you check out the crazy number of old bunkers here. Tonight, your mission – should you choose to accept it – get out there and find the city’s best fried kaçkavall cheese.

Day 27: Tirana – Budva (Montenegro) – Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Location: Tirana, Budva, Dubrovnik

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Press your nose to the window and soak up all the stunning views racing past the coach window as we make our way to the most famous walled city in Europe. But first: a quick stop in Budva – the ‘Miami of Montenegro’. Three countries in one day? Only with us. This afternoon, we’ll take a wander around Dubrovnik's tiny cobblestone streets with a local guide. Then: round up the group and go sample some aporki makaruli, aka ‘dirty macaroni’.

Day 28: Dubrovnik

Location: Dubrovnik

Accommodation: Hotel

Don’t be fooled. Dubrovnik is so much more than snapping a selfie on some steps. Although, you can totally get your fill of GOT with a Cersei-themed tour if that’s your thing. Rather take to the water? Sign up to a sea kayaking excursion – swim stops at the island of Lokrum included. Get your fix of awesome views with a stroll along the ancient city walls or take the cable car up Mt Srd. Then tonight: hit the d-floor at Revelin nightclub. Did we mention it’s in a 16th-century fortress?

Day 29: Dubrovnik

Location: Dubrovnik

Accommodation: Hotel

Shake the confetti from your hair – you’ve got another full day of exploring to do. Didn’t get round to ticking everything off your bucket list? Now’s your chance. If you’re feeling up to it, make the climb to Lovrijenac for the best views over Dubrovnik Old Town. Or take your towel, SPF and shake off that hangover at Banje Beach. Later, you can head to Buža Bar for relaxed cliffside bevvies at sunset. Or find a local wine bar to sample Croatia’s delicious grape-juice. Have you tried peka yet? Go. Now.

Day 30: Dubrovnik – Mostar (Bosnia And Herzegovina) – Sarajevo

Location: Dubrovnik, Mostar

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Shake off the crowds of Dubrovnik in up-and-coming Sarajevo – a city that’s leaving its tragic past behind. But first: a quick stop in Mostar to see THAT bridge (and the Red Bull-style-bridge-jumpers). Then: we’ll roll into Sarajevo, where you’ve got some free time to explore. Our suggestion? Head to Bascarsija – an Ottoman-influenced 15th-century bazaar and cultural heart of the city.

Day 31: Sarajevo

Location: Sarajevo

Accommodation: Hotel

You wanted freedom to discover the unknown. So, this is your chance to explore one of Europe’s most underrated cities. First: we'll walk around the Sarajevo Museum, Gazi Husrev-Beg's Bezistan, the Latin Bridge and Sebilj Fountain with our local guide. Then: it’s your turn to hit the streets. Check out the Sarajevo Roses – resin-filled memorials to the Siege of Sarajevo. Marvel at Vijecnica’s amazing stained-glass ceiling. Head to Sevdah Art House and tuck into Bosnian coffee and pastries as you learn about the history of traditional Sevdah music (it’s folky). Or hike up to Yellow Bastion Hill for the best views over the city. Later, find a local restaurant and fill up on cevapi, washed down with a glass of bambus (wine + coke – don't knock it until you try it).

Day 32: Sarajevo – Plitvice (Croatia)

Location: Sarajevo, Plitvica

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Say sayonara to Sarajevo after breakfast – we’re headed to the little slice of paradise known as Plitvice. Unless you’ve been living under an Instagram-less rock, you’ll recognise this place for its #wanderlust National Park, which is on the cards tomorrow. And tonight? Kick back at your digs and chill with your legendary trip mates. Who’s up for the Forehead Game?

Day 33: Plitvice – Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Location: Plitvica, Ljubljana

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Made up of 16 lakes connected by streams and waterfalls, and surrounded by 300 square kilometres of national park, Plitvice Lakes didn’t make it onto the UNESCO World Heritage list for nothing. You've got the whole morning to explore this maze of natural serenity. Then: onwards to Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. Try pronouncing it, go on we dare you. After a quick stroll around the Old Town, you’re free to explore the underground art installations and live music scene with the fam.

Day 34: Ljubljana, Including Lake Bled

Location: Ljubljana, Lake Bled

Accommodation: Hotel

Ljubljana Castle has been waiting for you since Celtic times – so don’t keep it waiting any longer. Later, we’ll jump aboard the coach for a family outing to Lake Bled. You’ve heard of this one, surely. Take a stroll around the glistening blue lake. Go for a refreshing dip. Or hire a boat across to the island and ring the wishing bell. You wished for more wishes, didn’t you? Back in L-Town, gear up for round two of hip bars and restaurants. Add in an optional mouth-watering food tour and your stomach will thank us, pinky swear.

Day 35: Ljubljana – Budapest (Hungary)

Location: Budapest

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Our Ljubljana love affair was short but oh-so-sweet. Up next? The twin cities of Buda and Pest. We’ll be chauffeured past the Chain Bridge, Castle District, Gellert Hotel, Heroes’ Square and House of Terror on a driving tour of the city. Afterwards: free time to do your own sweet thing. Our rec? Swing by a few of the city’s rooftop bars for sophisticated vibes and UN-real views.

Day 36: Budapest

Location: Budapest

Accommodation: Hotel

A free day to experience everything this firecracker of a city has to offer. Check out the Central Market Hall. Explore the Jewish Quarter. Play pinball at the Flippermúzeum. Hunt down the Anonymous Statue. Soak in the therapeutic waters of the Széchenyi Thermal Baths. Tonight, opt for a dinner cruise down the Danube (Buda Castle and House of Parliament look extra spesh lit up like Christmas). Or hang with the hipsters and drink local fruit brandy at one of the original ruin bars. Maybe even sample a pickled carrot or two (random? Yep, but they’re a thing).

Day 37: Budapest – Kraków (Poland)

Location: Budapest, Kraków

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Legend has it a dragon had to be defeated in order for Kraków to be built. Game of Thrones, eat your heart out. Get acquainted with this gem of a city on a walking tour – complete with an introduction to its resident dragon. Then? Take Fleetwood's advice and go your own way. Top up your history knowledge at Wawel Castle, explore the hip cafes and boutiques in the Jewish Quarter, head to Schindler's Museum (prepare to queue) or find a local haunt and tuck into a piled-high plate of pierogi.

Day 38: Kraków

Location: Kraków

Accommodation: Hotel

Here’s a free day we prepared earlier. Need some suggestions? Head to Hamsa in the heart of the Jewish Quarter for some 'Hummus and Happiness', shop for the ‘Gold of the Baltic’ in the UNESCO-listed Cloth Hall. Or do as the locals do and head to Okraglak for some drool-worthy street food – Zapiekanki is a must! Then: it's time to refine your vodka palette on an optional tasting tour. Learn the history behind Polish vodka and sample a few uniquely flavoured varieties as you go. Refuse to drink it without Red Bull? There are plenty of bars to pull into for a tasting of the local beer instead.

Day 39: Kraków – Prague (Czech Republic)

Location: Kraków, Prague

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Onwards to the spire-filled skyline and mysterious streets of Prague! Our Trip Leader will get us acquainted with this picture-perfect city – complete with quirky clock tower – and point out all the must-dos for our free day tomorrow. After hunting down some sma~ený sýr (fried cheese of dreams) for dinner, hit the town to try some local Czech beer or sample a cocktail at The Alchemist – an old-school venue with a 1950s’ vibe. Hint: if you want the full experience, ask for the 'choose your fate'. We'll see you in the morning.

Day 40: Prague

Location: Prague

Accommodation: Hotel

Another day done completely your way. Trust us, there’s plenty to Czech out (ha!). Seek out the John Lennon wall. Soak up some history at the Communist Museum. Take the funicular up Petrin Hill for all the views. Check out what the Dancing House is all about. Or grab a delish roast pork roll at one of the street vendors lining Old Town Square. Fancy yourself as a bit of a beer connoisseur? Don’t miss the beer tasting optional this afternoon. 11 different Czech beers + tapas = good times all around.

Day 41: Prague – Dresden (Germany) – Berlin

Location: Prague, Dresden, Berlin

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

From one beer capital to the next. Get acquainted with 800-year-old Dresden – a city virtually destroyed in WWII and then rebuilt – before we make tracks to Berlin. Prep yourself for currywurst and more hipsters per capita than anywhere else. We'll drive you around to see the main sights including (what's left of) the Berlin Wall, Museum Island, the Holocaust Museum and Alexanderplatz. Then: hunt down a pretzel the size of your face and some Berliner Pfannkuchen – the doughnut’s German cousin.

Day 42: Berlin

Location: Berlin

Accommodation: Hotel

You’ve got 48 hrs here. Make the most of it. Our advice? Opt in for a historic walking tour that’s actually interesting. You’ll get a local insight into what the city was like under Nazi rule and tick off the likes of the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie and Brandenburg Gate. Plus, all the insider tips on how to spend the rest of your free day. Or put those elastic waistbands to the ultimate test on a locally led food tour. We’re talking kebabs, pastries, more currywurst, pierogi and local beers (of course). Regroup with the gang later to see whether this city’s nightlife really lives up to the hype.

Day 43: Berlin

Location: Berlin

Accommodation: Hotel

Didn’t tick everything off? We’ve got your back – here’s another day of freedom. Head to the Mauerpark markets for stalls filled with stuff you didn’t know you needed. Explore Museum Island. Take a ride in a Trabi and see why it’s Germany’s best-loved car. Or turn off Google maps and simply get lost in the unknown – who knows what you might find? Tonight, seek out Burgermeister. This place used to be a public toilet (ew) but now serves up the best burgers in Berlin (yum). You know you wanna try it...

Day 44: Berlin – Copenhagen (Denmark)

Location: Berlin, Copenhagen

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Thinking of relocating? Today we’re going to find out why Copenhagen keeps popping up among the Top 5 Most Liveable Cities in the World. After a short ferry ride, we’ll tick off the likes of Tivoli Gardens, City Hall, Nyhavn and the National Musuem of Denmark on a driving tour. Take a stroll along the waterfront, hear the REAL story of the Little Mermaid (her statue is here) and hum Under the Sea while you hunt down a not-too-’spennie restaurant for dinner.

Day 45: Copenhagen

Location: Copenhagen

Accommodation: Hotel

When in doubt, do as the locals do – hire a bike and explore this chilled-out Scandi city on two wheels. Spend some time wandering the waterfront in Nyhavn. Tuck into a smorgasbord of Nordic cuisine. Take a dip in the clean canals (clothing optional). Discover the city’s thriving craft beer scene. Or swing by Tivoli Gardens – not only the second oldest theme park in the world, but also the most beautiful (according to us). Time it right, and you can take in the sunset from the top of the giant chair swing. Cue: goose bumps. For dinner tonight, head to Gasoline Grill – the definition of ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’.

Day 46: Copenhagen – Hamburg (Germany)

Location: Copenhagen, Hamburg

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

With more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined, no skyscrapers (shook) and the first zoo with no enclosures, Hamburg is one of the hippest cities in Europe. Trust us. Get past the kinda grey first impression and you’ll uncover a city teeming with fascinating culture, a strong beer hall scene and more quirky cafes than you can order a matcha latte at. Take a stroll with your expert Trip Leader to tick off St Nikolai Church, the Rathaus, Chilehaus and Miniatur Wunderland. Then: head to Sternschanze for a night out with the gang. Seriously, The Beatles started here so it’s bound to be good.

Day 47: Hamburg – Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Location: Amsterdam

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Ok, nobody panic – the adventure is coming to a close. But we’re not done yet! Set course for Amsterdam and use your free time to check out the likes of Dam Square, the Royal Palace and the National Monument. This place is a foodie’s haven so you’ll have no issues finding somewhere to quench your munchies. Give into temptation and grab a cone of hot chips with mayo. Mmm. Later, make a beeline for a canalside wine bar or brewery to keep the good times rolling.

Day 48: Amsterdam

Location: Amsterdam

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

You can’t be serious – 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!). Didn’t manage to get those tix? Choose to take her last walk, complete with a VR experience. And for the culture fiends – the Van Gogh Musuem and Rijksmuseum. Feeling a more relaxed vibe? Head to Hannekes Boom for waterfront views, good food and all-round good energy. Or stop by Brouwerij’t IJ Microbrewery – a bar next to a windmill, serving up craft beers and cheese-laden tapas. Just make sure you’re back in time to toast the final night of our MEGA European adventure at tonight’s group dinner.

Day 49: Amsterdam – London (England)

Location: London

Meals Included: Breakfast

49 days. 18 countries. Countless thrills, spills and good times. One f*cking huge adventure. You embraced it all and shared the ride with a bunch of strangers who are now like family. But it’s time to hit the road back to ol’ Blighty. Reunion trip next year?

What's Included

  • Transport

    Air-conditioned coach

  • Accommodation

    32 nights in hostels, 8 nights in hotels, 7 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • Tipping and Gratuities

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • International Travel

  • Country Entry Visas

Check out our Q&As

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    We will have our Tour Leader with you every day

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No they aren't

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Single pricing is available on all tours

  • What is the tipping policy?

    Tipping is not required

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes we can

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    This will vary from your country of origin. Please seek advice locally

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    No they aren't

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes from all over the world

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No they aren't

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    All guides are English Speaking

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes the Coach is air-conditioned

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

    This will be provided on all documentation

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No they aren't

  • What is the maximum group size?

    48

  • 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.

  • Is there an age limit on Topdeck trips?

    Yes. Our trips are specifically designed for those aged 18-39 years of age.

  • 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

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Jessica  

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21-Sep-2016

I did a section of the mega European, classic Europe. It was a fantastic taster trip of Western Europe. Wish I had stayed on for the whole mega trip though because all the friends I had made looked like they had an amazing time. M group were wonderful, and my trip leader Amy was so enthusiastic. Can't wait to get back into a Topdeck bus.

Katrina C  

Get Social: Mega European 2024

26-Jul-2018

Best tour guide ever! Melisa Harvey was amazing! Couldn’t have gotten someone better! Her knowledge and passion for the history of our destinations was what really made it for me! Also great overall taste tester for so many countries in Europe!

Brody M  

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08-Nov-2018

Anonymous  

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03-Aug-2023

Loved all the activates and adventures on the trip worth my money

Anonymous  

Get Social: Mega European 2024

22-Sep-2016

I had a fantastic time on the Mega European in August 2015. Our tour guide Kendell was superb, and always very knowledgeable/helpful/friendly.

Simon Ga  

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17-Oct-2016

Anonymous  

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22-Sep-2016

Anonymous  

Get Social: Mega European 2024

09-Oct-2016

As above, great first taster and ticked some big sights off the bucket list but was quite rushed and jam packed

Anonymous  

Get Social: Mega European 2024

02-Nov-2018

not worth the money, was very stressed on the trip and trip leader was a joke

Alexandra  

Get Social: Mega European 2024

22-Sep-2016

You meet up with another tour that's 50 days long so you feel left out because friendships have already been made!

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