European Odyssey 2021

European Odyssey| Topdeck Travel
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Is this trip for you? CLASSIC. LEISURELY. DIVERSE.
Got three weeks and want a mixed bag of must-see cities, famous icons and fresh AF landscapes? We got you. With two nights in every destination (well, nearly), you've got more time to check out the sights and discover the lesser-known gems worth bragging about. Towers, tandem paragliding and tasting - of the beer, pizza, schnitzel and stroopwafels kind, this Topdeck odyssey seriously delivers.

Highlights
  • Driving tour of Paris
  • Visit Pisa and see the famous Leaning Tower
  • Walking tour of Venice
  • Walking tour of Rome
  • Orientation tour of the restored city of Dresden
  • Visit Orvieto
  • Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen
  • Driving tour of Berlin
  • Gondola ride down the Grand Canal in Venice
  • Walking tour of Florence with a local guide
  • Walking tour of Prague
Destinations
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Vatican City
Tour Types
  • Traditional Coach
  • UK Coach Departures
  • 18-30 somethings
  • Youth
  • Sightseeing
  • Cultural
  • Photography
  • Ruins-Archaeology

Location: London

London calling...meet the crew and grab some supplies - we're hitting the road early to jump across the English channel. Or meet us in Paris tonight. It's up to you. The home of Coco Chanel, the Mona Lisa and world's craziest roundabout - Paris deserves its rep as the European capital for all things culture, haute couture and drool-worthy food. Get to know the City of Lights better with a driving tour before our first dinner with the fam.

Meals: Dinner

Location: Paris

Yep, you're finally here - so, this is your day to do whatever YOU want. Create a solid dent in your bucket list with a visit to the Louvre (book your tickets in advance!) and the Musée d'Orsay. Snap a pic of the Arc de Triomphe. Wander the Champs Elysées. Or discover the hidden gems down romantic back-streets on your own. Walking not your thing? Stretch out those legs on an optional bike tour. Later, jump aboard an optional river cruise down the Seine or dress to impress for an optional cabaret show.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Swiss Alps

From cityscapes to landscapes, today we're off to the Swiss Alps! Warm up those vocal cords, we'll be busting out some bangers on the ride into the mountains. Cue the fairytale villages of your imagination - the oh-so-quaint Engelberg is where we'll be spending the night. Tonight, we'll get stuck into a group dinner before heading to the hotel bar or relaxing in the fresh Alpine air.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Swiss Alps

Another free day to do some serious exploring. Hiking. Biking. Thrill-seeking. Cheese-eating (unless you're lactose intolerant). You could take the revolving gondola to the top of Mt Titlis for all the epic views (without the effort), then head back down in search of the world's best hot chocolate. Or sit back and enjoy a cold beer back at the hotel. How you spend today, is 110% up to you.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Florence

Buy that mini-fondue set for mum. Down your coffee. And wave goodbye to Switzerland - we're off to the land of the long boot. Get your creative juices flowing for THAT photo at Pisa, then make your food baby sing as we roll into the birthplace of gelato: Florence. Tonight, is your chance to tuck into some of that hearty Tuscan cuisine you've been dreaming about - plus a scoop (or two) of the good stuff. Challenge: decide on your favourite flavour in two days. We bet you can't.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Florence

Florence has more stories than Bilbo Baggins, more culture than a London hipster, AND it gave the world David (the statue, not your 9th grade boyfriend). 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! We've also got a wine tasting and al fresco dinner on the cards tonight - so go easy on gelato. Or don't.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Rome

Southward and downward with a pit stop at the hilltop town of Orvieto - to see the grand cathedral and dig into a wild boar panini. Trust us, it's good. Then: la bella Roma awaits! Dump your stuff at the hotel and prepare for a walking tour to end all walking tours. We'll pass by the Pantheon, throw our two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and check out the mighty Colosseum - getting the scoop on allllllll the ancient history as we go. Tonight, you're in Disneyland for foodies. Go get it.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Rome

Time to live out your Lizzie McGuire Movie fantasies - today is all about Vespas, espresso, two-cheeked kisses and pizza (the way it's supposed to taste). There's an optional guided tour of Vatican City on the cards, if that's your thing. Or head up to Capitoline Hill for awesome views of the Roman Forum and Colosseum. Feeling something a bit more relaxed? Do as the locals do and indulge in a little dolce far niente (delicious idleness) at a local cafe or piazza. Tonight, shake out those fat pants for round two. Thought you'd tried all the gelato flavours? Head to Fatamorgana - and think again.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Venice

Today, we'll say ciao to Rome and ciao to Venice. Italians - confusing, right? After checking in at the hotel, it's time to see what all the fuss is about. Acquaint yourself with the who's who of Venice's usual suspects on a walking tour - ticking off the likes of St Mark's Square, Doges Palace and Accademia Bridge. And then - this beautiful floating (sinking) city is yours for the taking. Our suggestion? Enjoy a spritz overlooking one of Venice's fuchsia-pink sunsets. This is your moment.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Venice

Centuries old architecture. Inventive cuisine. And a bucket-load of culture. Venice is just begging to be explored. After an included gondola ride along the Grand Canal, you've got the whole day to do just that. Need suggestions? Insider tip: spend some time seeking out the epic Libreria Acqua Alta bookshop or head off the tourist trail with a trip to Guidecca Island. Go wandering. Chat to the locals. Get lost in the maze of canals and piazzas. That's what makes the memories.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Austrian Alps / Haus Kienreich

Order one last coffee in poor Italian (hey, you tried!) and prepare yourself for some I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E scenery as we make our way to the Austrian Alps. So much more than schnitzel, strudel and The Sound of Music, this thrill-seekers' paradise should have been sponsored by GoPro. Then: take your pick from canyoning, tandem paragliding, skydiving and mountain biking optional activities. Or just kick back and enjoy serenity. Swap stories of today's thrills (and spills) over an included dinner with the group.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Prague

Ready to tick off our 6th country in two weeks? But first: a sobering visit to former concentration camp Mauthausen. Learn all about the atrocities that occurred here during WWII before we make tracks to the Republic of Czech (think: check). Our Trip Leader will help us get acquainted with this picture-perfect city - complete with a quirky clock tower - and point out all the must-dos for our free day tomorrow. Tonight? Tuck into a delish dinner with the gang before we hit the town to sample some of the local beer. It'd be rude not to.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Prague

That's right folks - it's your day, your way! Seek out the John Lennon wall. Soak up some history at the Communist Museum. Take the funicular up Petrin Hill for allll the views. Or grab a delish roast pork roll at one of the street vendors lining Old Town Square. Fancy yourself as a bit of a hops connoisseur? Don't miss the beer tasting optional this afternoon. 11 different Czech beers + tapas = good times all around.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Berlin

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 Memorial and Alexanderplatz. Then: a group dinner at Berlin's version of the Hofbräuhaus. Prost!

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Berlin

A city exploding with culture, history and bloody good food - you've got 24hrs to make the most of it. Our advice? Opt in for a historic walking tour that's, you know - not boring. 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. Or put that elastic waistband to the test on the ultimate Berlin food tour. We're talking kebabs, pastries, more currywurst, pierogi and local Pilsner. Tonight, it's time to see if this city's nightlife really lives up to the hype.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Amsterdam

Onwards! We've got our GPS set for Amsterdam today. Once we arrive, it's time to hit the cobblestones and explore. Check out the likes of the Dam Square, the Royal Palace and the National Monument. This place is a foodie's wet dream - so you'll have no trouble finding somewhere to settle in for dinner. Then there's an option to experience a show in the Red Light district. Or for a more local vibe - head to a canal-side wine bar or brewery.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Amsterdam

This is our last full day. So, don't hang about - get on your bike! Check out Amsterdam's iconic canals, bridges and parks on an optional bike tour. Or for the culture fiends - delve a bit deeper with a visit to the Anne Frank House (make sure you book in advance!) or the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum. Whatever you get up to, make sure you're back in time to toast the final night of our Euro trip at tonight's included dinner.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: London

Today we say goodbye. But who said all good things must come to an end? There's plenty of time to plan the next adventure on the coach back to ol' Blighty.

Meals: Breakfast

Included
  • Guide
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
    -Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi, including powerpoints for charging electronics
  • Fully Guided
5* European Odyssey 2021
Excellent
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Date: 07-Oct-2016

5* European Odyssey 2021
This route gives you a taste of many of the major destinations in Europe (London isn't included in terms of the tour - it begins in London). I joined the tour in Paris (having already spent a few days there prior). You really hit the ground running - trying to befriend 40 odd people and explore Paris simultaneously really set the tone for the coming weeks for me. In each city, you're introduced via a walking tour (or driving tour) and then you're allowed to do as you please until you need to be back on the bus en route to the next destination. Take advantage of the optional activities on this Tour - they really enhance your experience in certain destinations. The Vatican Tour is worth it, for example. The Adventure Optionals (e.g. Paragliding etc.) in Austria are totally worth it. The accommodation was fairly decent - I recall the hotels in Florence and Amsterdam to be a little underwhelming however all have Wifi, private bathrooms and clean bedding. The cities you visit are so diverse - it's impossible to choose highlights. Switzerland was amazing; the town the tour visits is so picturesque and unique - the views were incredible. Venice & Amsterdam are absolute gems as well. It's a really satisfying route - it was very fulfilling to do!
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Date: 07-Feb-2018

5* European Odyssey 2021
Having the option to participate in life changing activities was affordable, convenient and accessible.
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Date: 31-Oct-2017

5* European Odyssey 2021
Excellent
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Date: 25-Oct-2017

5* European Odyssey 2021
Best trip ever! Best group! Best tour guide! Best bus driver! Cant beat thatu!
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Date: 01-Nov-2018

4* European Odyssey 2021
Would have loved if the trip included Munich as well, didn't feel like I got the complete German experience
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Date: 02-Feb-2018

5* European Odyssey 2021
Excellent
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Date: 02-Nov-2017

3* European Odyssey 2021
We had a fantastic driver!!! Tour guide seemed to have a crush on one of the guys so always was distracted in group activities.
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Date: 26-Jul-2018

4* European Odyssey 2021
Loved each place we visited, the only thing that could do with improving is a few hotels which I considered to be less than 3 stars. Breakfast in some of the hotels were also poor. Apart from that our tour leader was fun, caring and taught us a lot about each place we visited.
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Date: 20-Aug-2019

5* European Odyssey 2021
This tour is the perfect length. We had just enough time in each place without missing out on any important areas. Great inclusions along the way with meals and almost all of the hotels were above our expectation.
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Date: 21-Oct-2016

5* European Odyssey 2021
Absolutely loved my time away!
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Date: 26-Oct-2017

5* European Odyssey 2021
Great way to see alot on a time constraint.
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Date: 24-Jan-2018

5* European Odyssey 2021
I thought the tour was a great insight into our bucket list in Europe. It went to all the main places and even the off the beaten track local places which were sometimes better than the big cities
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Date: 01-Nov-2017

5* European Odyssey 2021
The sites Europe has to offer were amazing. Being able to see everything and not having to organise it myself was amazing. and the hotels were pretty good too. I highly recommend Topdeck tours!!!!!!
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Date: 09-Nov-2018

5* European Odyssey 2021
Loved 2 night stays & the places we went!
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Date: 28-Aug-2019

5* European Odyssey 2021
The guide, the driver - the entire process was just spectacular. As a first time traveler, I never had worry about a thing. I'll attempt to do as many of your trips as possible before I turn 40!
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Date: 06-Oct-2016

4* European Odyssey 2021
Good
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Date: 01-Nov-2017

5* European Odyssey 2021
Everything was organised so well and I had the trip of a lifetime - thank you!
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Date: 19-Nov-2017

4* European Odyssey 2021
For the amount of places we visited it was a decent price. Although there were some hotels that were not very nice and I wish we could have stayed somewhere else.
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Date: 07-Oct-2016

3* European Odyssey 2021
Average
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Date: 31-Jan-2018

4* European Odyssey 2021
Needed better infection control. Everyone got sick on the tour bus. Needed cleaning and hand sanitiser
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Date: 07-Oct-2016

5* European Odyssey 2021
The tour was good value, inclusions were great and the places we stopped at were amazing.
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Date: 01-Nov-2017

3* European Odyssey 2021
Too expensive. Could have easily done something similar for cheaper price
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Date: 14-Oct-2016

5* European Odyssey 2021
Excellent
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Date: 14-Oct-2016

4* European Odyssey 2021
The trip was great and they did a good job to help you experience the places like taking you to restaurants with local cuisine, but still giving you time to explore on your own. I wish the hotels might have been 1 or 2 stars nicer however. I was exhausted at the end of the day but found the beds uncomfortable in most the hotels so struggled to sleep. Others slept on the bus to make up for it but I couldn’t do that either.
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Date: 31-Jan-2018

5* European Odyssey 2021
Ticked so many things off my bucket it. It was just the right length and we went to some amazibg places!
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Date: 08-Oct-2016

5* European Odyssey 2021
Excellent
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Date: 02-Aug-2018

4* European Odyssey 2021
I only did the Vatican tour, I would have liked the guide to include the church as well.
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Date: 01-Nov-2017

5* European Odyssey 2021
Great tour to see the main sights throughout Europe. Gives you the opportunity to spend at one full day in almost every location, and was especially suitable for me as it managed to squeeze eight countries into the small amount of holiday time I had. Will definitely be returning to visit my favorite places in the future.
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Date: 02-Aug-2018

5* European Odyssey 2021
It was really good, very on the go. Some hotels could be better.
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Date: 08-Nov-2018

5* European Odyssey 2021
Great range of activities in each country. Stayed just enough time in each place. Some places I did want to stay longer but it made me realise what places I would like to come back to and what places I think I've seen enough of.
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Date: 15-Nov-2017

5* European Odyssey 2021
Excellent
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Date: 07-Nov-2017

4* European Odyssey 2021
Europe was exciting when it came to shopping.
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Date: 02-Nov-2017

5* European Odyssey 2021
Excellent
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Date: 01-Feb-2018

5* European Odyssey 2021
Great guide and trip, very well organised
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Date: 20-Apr-2017

4* European Odyssey 2021
I feel as though we could have spent a bit more time in some cities so it was a little rushed and very on the go but I guess that's what the sacrifice is for having so many countries in 18 days
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Date: 26-Jul-2018

5* European Odyssey 2021
Awesome places. Good timing and activity options.
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Date: 26-Jul-2018

5* European Odyssey 2021
Loved pretty much every where we went. although time was short but then again it was only a taster of Europe will definitely be coming for more.
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Date: 24-Jan-2018

5* European Odyssey 2021
Excellent
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Date: 01-Nov-2018

2* European Odyssey 2021
Too much time on the coach. The included Meals by top deck were always at the cheapest places, one of the meals I had was plain pasta without meat or vegetables!!. Me and my partner had to eat out mostly! One of the hotels room me and my partner had to sleep separately because there was single beds. Other hotels were so tight and ugly showers. Time we spent in Paris was the least, for such a beautiful city we expected to be there for a little longer! :(( The tour costed us double what it supposed to be :(((.
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Date: 28-Apr-2017

5* European Odyssey 2021
Everything you want to see you get an excellent taste of each place in Europe that you have been dying to visit. The time you spend in each place encourages you to do anything and everything in the time you have really appreciating your days.
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Date: 02-Aug-2018

5* European Odyssey 2021
Saw some great countries on this trip & made some good friends. Veronica was very helpful & informed
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Date: 31-Oct-2017

5* European Odyssey 2021
Great stops in each country
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Date: 27-Jul-2018

4* European Odyssey 2021
Great Scenery and Stops. Bus trips felt a bit long in some places. Overall worth it for getting to see multiple countries without the hassle of organizing everything yourself. Though at times feeling a bit rushed through places so missing out on somethings. But again worth it for your first time in Europe for a taste of how it all works without the added stress. Would recommend for first time European travelers.
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Date: 29-Apr-2017

5* European Odyssey 2021
A good mix of countries on one trip without feeling rushed.
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Date: 07-Oct-2016

5* European Odyssey 2021
Got to see a lot of Europe’s famous landmarks and beautiful ones too in a short amount of time. Bit like a taste tester.
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Date: 02-Nov-2018

5* European Odyssey 2021
A great taster trip to see the best bits of a few places - definitely gave me a good idea of where to go back to next time! ?
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Date: 24-May-2017

4* European Odyssey 2021
Good
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Date: 06-Oct-2016

5* European Odyssey 2021
Excellent
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Date: 31-Oct-2017

5* European Odyssey 2021
Excellent
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Date: 26-Oct-2017

5* European Odyssey 2021
Great trip and hotels/food inclusions
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Date: 20-Jul-2019

5* European Odyssey 2021
Awesome trip - well worth it
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Date: 03-Jun-2019

5* European Odyssey 2021
Amazing. It goes through some incredible parts of Europe - it's a great introduction to Europe, and covers a lot of ground quickly.
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Date: 06-Nov-2017

4* European Odyssey 2021
some of the hotels were not good value
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Date: 11-Nov-2018

5* European Odyssey 2021
The trip fitted its purpose - it was a taste of a range of different cultures and countries. It was incredible how much we could experience in such a short period of time
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Date: 31-Jan-2018

5* European Odyssey 2021
Excellent
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Date: 01-Nov-2017

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07-Sep-2021
17 Nights
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28-Sep-2021
17 Nights
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Start:London
Finish:London, UK
Group size:10 - 39
Suitable for: 18-39
Accommodation:-17 nights in hotels (twin or double)
Physical rating:Low
Meals:17 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 7 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Topdeck with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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