Winter Getaway 2021-22

Winter Getaway | Topdeck Travel
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Is this trip for you? INDULGENT. DISTINCTIVE. CAPTIVATING.
Q: how do I see the best bits of Europe in under a month - minus the crazy crowds? A: this, right here. Discover the foodie capitals of Berlin and Florence. Ooo and ahhhh your way around the show-pleasers: Paris, Rome and Amsterdam. Throw in the mind-blowing Alps and some awesome AF people to share the ride with - and you've got yourself a snow-capped trip to remember. Plus, there's plenty of time to get under the skin of each culture-filled, carb-laden and life-affirming destination AND all the inclusions you actually want. Ready?

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

Location: London

Ready to discover the unknown, find your people and experience the new and exotic? We thought so. Meet the crew in LDN (or later in Paris) – we’re hitting the road early for our drive across the Channel. The home of Louis Vuitton, ol’ Mona and world’s BEST desserts – Paris has earnt its rep as the European capital for all things fashion, culture and food. Tick off all the showstoppers on a driving tour before tonight’s dinner together. This is gonna’ be good.

Meals: Dinner

Location: Paris

There’s more here than over-priced handbags and unoriginal poses under the Eiffel Tower. Trust us. Spend your free day ticking off those bucket list items AND exploring the backstreets. Hunt down the best patisseries in town (ask your Trip Leader for recommendations). Get lost amongst the shelves of history at Shakespeare and Co. Bookshop. Or inject some feel-good vibes at the I Love You Wall. Not a walker? Beat the winter chill and work the calves on an optional bike tour. Or get an alternate view of the City of Lights with a river cruise. Tonight, go all-out with an evening at the cabaret. Think: sparkling lights, glittering costumes and death-defying acrobats!

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Swiss Alps

No lies, this is a long drive. BUT you’ve got banging tunes and scenic views to keep you occupied – not to mention your sick AF trip mates. Home to the ‘Top of Europe’, rushing waterfalls and one of the largest nature conservations in Switzerland – tonight we're bunking down in the fairytale valley of Lauterbrunnen. After dinner, wrap up and sit back in the fresh (freezing) Alpine air with a steaming cup of glühwein. Yep, this is what you came for.

Meals: Breakfast ,Dinner

Location: Swiss Alps

If the Swiss Alps had a Tinder bio it would read: fun-filled outdoor enthusiast – looking for a fellow adrenalin-lovin'-snow-bunny to share adventures with. Swiping right? Snow-hiking. Skiing. Snowboarding. Skydiving. Helicopter-ing. This place has it all. More of a thrill-dodger? Jump aboard the Jungfraubahn railway and get all the white-washed summit views (minus the effort). Then put those elastic waistbands to the test. We’re talking creamy Swiss hot chocolate, gooey cheese fondue, carb-filled potato rösti and älplermagronen (think: mac ‘n’ cheese, but better).

Meals: Breakfast ,Dinner

Location: Florence

Start practising your Italian coffee order – we’re heading to the land of the long boot. First stop: Pisa. If you’re gonna’ take THAT photo, think of something unique. Please. Then, make your food baby sing as we roll into the capital of Tuscan cuisine and birthplace of gelato. Fact: you can still sample a scoop or two of the good stuff in winter (judgement-free). After dinner tonight, head to the karaoke bar to ballad-battle your trip mates or find a roaring fireplace to cuddle up to. This is livin’.

Meals: Breakfast ,Dinner

Location: Florence

Florence has more stories than you can poke a stick at, more culture than a Melbourne hipster, AND it gave the world David (putting dad bods to shame since 1504). 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, rug up and head to Piazzale Michelangelo – even in winter, the sunset is redic. Then, indulge in a centuries-old tradition at Babae restaurant: the only place in Florence with a functioning ‘wine window’. We’re sold.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Rome

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 vegetarian, soz). Then: la bella Roma awaits. Strap in for one EPIC walking tour. 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, (don’t) sit on the Spanish Steps, check out the mighty Colosseum and throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain. Then, you're in Disneyland for foodies so our dinner tonight is gonna’ be good.

Meals: Breakfast ,Dinner

Location: Rome

You’ve watched (or been made to watch) Eat. Pray. Love. Now, it’s time to make like Julia and put this city to the test. You have 48 hours of freedom to explore. Count your blessings on an optional tour of Vatican City, then play ‘I-spy’ with two-and-a-half millennia worth of history. Head up Capitoline Hill for awesome views. Grab a bite at Lost Food Factory (arguably one of the best sandwich spots in town). Or do as the locals do and indulge in a little dolce far niente (delicious idleness) with a piping hot macchiato at a local cafe. Tonight, shake out those fat pants for round two. Cue: allllll the cream-filled, sauce-topped carbs!

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Venice

The drive to Venice is your 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 in the birthplace of Vivaldi later this afternoon. Throw on your beanie and 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, Doge’s Palace and Accademia Bridge. Then, stop and take in the romantic winter vibes with a Venetian hot chocolate overlooking the canal. Yep, you’re finally here.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Venice

You know it as The Floating City, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). So, make like Dora and get exploring! 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. Get lost amongst the misty alleyways and shimmering piazzas. Then find yourself next to a roaring fire with a mug of hot vin brulé. This is your day, your way. Later, score a cheap meal at Osteria Al Portego or fill up on alllll the drool-worthy Italian pastries (no judgement here).

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Salzburg

Today: we’re setting a course for Salzburg. So much more than strudel and The Sound of Music – this place has got elegance written on every grand Baroque building. We’ll tick off the likes of the Mirabell Gardens, Mozart’s birthplace, Fortress Hohensalzburg and the Cathedral on a walking tour with our expert Trip Leader. What you get up to tonight is 100% on you. Getting hangry? Pull up a pew at a local restaurant and dig into a weiner schnitzel, washed down with a pint of Ottakringer for good measure.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Prague

Onwards to the spire-filled skyline and mysterious streets of Prague! 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 (say: check). 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. Tonight? Tuck into dinner with the gang before we hit the best cocktail bar in the city. Hint: if you want the full experience, we recommend 'choose your fate' off the menu – see you in the morning.

Meals: Breakfast ,Dinner

Location: Prague

That’s right folks – it’s your day, your way. So get out there and do your own spontaneous this-is-what-I-came-for thing. Check 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. Czech beers + tapas = good times guaranteed. Tonight, dinner is up to you – just leave room for a trdelnik (or two). It’s all your inner fat-kid desires rolled into one cream-filled, sugar-covered, carb-laden dessert. *wipes drool from chin*

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Berlin

Next up? A country where beer is officially considered an essential food group (right next to sausage and sauerkraut). Helloooo Germany! We’ll get acquainted with 800 year-old Dresden on the way. Then: 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, the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie and Brandenburg Gate. After dinner, it’s time to see whether this city’s nightlife really lives up to the hype. Prost!

Meals: Breakfast ,Dinner

Location: Berlin

You’ve got 24hrs of free time here – don’t muck around. Opt in for a local walking tour that’s, you know – not boring. You’ll get a local insight into what the city was like under Nazi rule and tick off all the must-sees. 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 Pilsner beer. Rather explore solo? 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. Tonight, see if Mustafa’s döner kebabs meet expectations.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Amsterdam

Ok, nobody panic – we’ve only got two days left. But the adventure sure as hell isn’t over yet! We’ve got our eye on Amsterdam next. Once we arrive, chuck on the layers and hit the cobblestones. 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. Tonight, there’s an option to experience a show in the Red Light district. Or for a more local vibe – head to Proeflokaal Arendsnest for a selection of over 100 Dutch beers and cosy atmosphere. Insider tip: end the night with a cone of hot chips and mayo (practical and bloody delicious). Dig in.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Amsterdam

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. Hunt down Winkel 43 for the best appeltaart in the city. Or just get lost amongst backstreets of the different districts – each one’s got a unique vibe and plenty to explore. Just make sure you’re back in time to toast the final night of our winter getaway at tonight’s included dinner. We’ll be giving this incredible frosty adventure the send-off it deserves!

Meals: Breakfast ,Dinner

Location: London

Seriously? It’s over? After breakfast, we’ll hit the road. Blast the Trip Song one last time, swap those Insta handles and get planning next year’s reunion trip. We hear Europe in summer is pretty sick...

Meals: Breakfast

Included
  • Fully Guided
  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Transport
    -Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi, including powerpoints for charging electronics

Not Included
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
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  • Country Entry Visas
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  • International Travel
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5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Amazing places, even in the wintering conditions. If anything, the cold and the snow made it even more spectacular.
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Date: 07-Oct-2016

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Going on the tour made exploring easy. Having someone tell us the best things to do was awesome! Definitely worth it for the first big trip overseas.
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Date: 03-Jun-2019

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Excellent
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Date: 24-Jan-2018

4* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Should stay longer in certain places where more activities could be done
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Date: 04-Jun-2019

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
It was well organized and the leader was fun!
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Date: 27-Apr-2017

4* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Pretty good value for money but some hostels were dodgy especially Amsterdam- and tip if you're going on this trip: skip/sort out your own breakfast from one of the (or all of the) amazing bakeries in Europe because you will get tired of the continental breakfast pretty soon
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Date: 22-Mar-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Great length of toir and time of year to travel- off peak but also so beautiful! The topdeck team were so great.
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Date: 10-Jun-2019

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
It was amazing! Best thing ever!
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Date: 15-Mar-2018

4* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Good trip! Hostels were good, bus always impeccably clean! Included meals were sometimes questionable quality or choice was very limited. For example - I’m not a vegetarian but don’t eat pork. This was problematic in Germany when the provided meal was a pork knuckle and I didn’t get an opportunity to change this. The only included meal that I throughly enjoyed was Switzerland!
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Date: 03-Jun-2019

4* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Good length of trip, amazing cities chosen and great group of people.
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Date: 07-Oct-2016

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
This trip was the most amazing thing that I have ever been involved in. As a solo traveller, I was pleasantly surprised at how well these tours are set up for travellers like myself. It was a great way of meeting fellow solo travellers from around the world, making you feel like you never arrived by yourself at all.
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Date: 15-Mar-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
So worth while value and money wise
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Date: 24-Jan-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Had the most amazing time! Went to the best places in Europe! Totally worth it!
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Date: 04-Apr-2017

4* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Went to lots of amazing places but would have preferred to stay in some places longer. The accommodation was pretty average along with the included food.
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Date: 24-Feb-2019

4* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Like I said, I did most of the optional activities and I thought they were well worth the money. Jungfrau was really pricey but it turned out to be the best part - the views were absolutely spectacular since it was a clear day.
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Date: 24-Jan-2018

3* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Might be good if you’ve never been to Europe before but you don’t have enough time in each location to do anything and you’ll be travelling with a chaotic mess of 18 year olds binge drinking their way through Europe whilst generally being disrespectful and ignorant of the people and places they’re visiting...kind of embarrassing to be associated with and a waste of your time and money if you’re not into that.
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Date: 22-Mar-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Great bang for your buck!
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Date: 24-Apr-2017

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Excellent
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Date: 15-Mar-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
The package was great value for money. All the cities we visited were worthwhile and the food was good too.
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Date: 07-Oct-2016

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
This trip was life changing. I saw the world for the first time (apart from Australia) and made three life long friends. Steve our tour guide was incredible and it wouldn’t not have been the same without him
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Date: 24-Jan-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Long enough to see everything and went to all the places we wanted to see
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Date: 15-Feb-2019

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Great value for money. Visited many countries in a busy itinerary. Included meals were all of high standard, hostels were all good quality.
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Date: 14-Oct-2016

4* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Good
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Date: 22-Mar-2018

4* Winter Getaway 2021-22
just wish I had longer in places otherwise it was amazing and the travelling days weren't too bad with the breaks and movies and games
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Date: 20-Apr-2017

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Excellent
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Date: 07-Oct-2016

4* Winter Getaway 2021-22
It was really good, all of us basically turned into a family. Got to experience so much of Europe!! Our leader, Carolyn, was super helpful and was great to have with us.
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Date: 15-Mar-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
The trip, although short, was able to touch great cities and enabled us to experience part of their culture.
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Date: 27-Apr-2017

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Excellent
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Date: 31-Jan-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
The tour guide was friendly, funny and very knowledgable. Saw plenty of things on my bucket list
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Date: 14-Oct-2016

4* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Estuvo bien el Tour me agradó los lugares que visite , el único problema eran las largas horas de viaje entre algunos destinos pero en general estuvo muy bien
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Date: 24-May-2017

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
i will recommend topdeck to my friends and will travel with you again.
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Date: 24-May-2017

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
I had a white Christmas. Saw snow for the first time ever. I was completely myself too. I came back from this trip a changed man. More experienced and observant.
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Date: 25-Feb-2020

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Excellent
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Date: 14-Oct-2016

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Money well spent........................
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Date: 20-Apr-2017

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
This review site is asking for too much
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Date: 20-Apr-2017

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
I absolutely love the Winter Getaway tour. As a first time solo traveler to Europe it was a great way to see incredible Europe along with meeting some amazing people and in generally just having a great time. We got to see a Christmas market in almost every country and the snow was beautiful. I would highly recommend this trip to first time travelers and those who love winter!
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Date: 25-Jan-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
It was worth every dollar
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Date: 20-Apr-2017

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
The trip was great value, way cheaper than if I'd organised it all my own
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Date: 20-Apr-2017

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Excellent
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Date: 18-Mar-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Could not complain with value for money.
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Date: 24-Jan-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Excellent
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Date: 24-Jan-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
I had wonderful trip leader and Mel was really sweet and nice. It was one of the best thing that I've done last year and in my life. people that I've travelled with were wonderful. If I have chance to go on a trip I really want to go on a trip with another topdeck tour.
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Date: 17-Feb-2019

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Excellent
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Date: 24-Jan-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Good tour and saw some good attractions
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Date: 27-Apr-2017

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Winter getaway was honestly the best trip I’ve ever done. I travelled solo and was really nervous but from the first day I was connecting with like minded people and ticking things off the bucket list. I’ve met some of the best people and am so grateful for their friendship, I’m sure it’ll exist in years to come. I also just want to mention our trip leader, she was fantastic- so friendly, knowledgeable, adventurous and made everything exciting and the best that it could be.
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Date: 01-Feb-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Excellent
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Date: 04-Apr-2018

4* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Price was affordable for what I got out of the trip.
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Date: 07-Oct-2016

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
The trip leader was just awesome!! And the people on the trip were like minded and super cool! Couldn’t ask for any more!
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Date: 24-Jan-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Preço bom e qualidade boa
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Date: 24-Jan-2018

4* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Good
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Date: 08-Oct-2016

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Excellent
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Date: 15-Mar-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Excellent
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Date: 07-Oct-2016

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Loved it will do it again and more
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Date: 03-Apr-2018

4* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Winter was beautiful in Europe and didn't have to line up for anything!
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Date: 07-Oct-2016

2* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Poor
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Date: 15-Mar-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Excellent
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Date: 24-Feb-2020

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Excellent
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Date: 29-May-2017

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Cost vs Benefit 100% equal, i would have been happy with a bit more if i had to pay more.
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Date: 27-Apr-2017

3* Winter Getaway 2021-22
It was just okay........ Nothing really impressive
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Date: 20-Apr-2017

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
I loved the locations and I have made so many friends that I’ll keep forever. The memories made on this trip with my best friend was priceless. 100% I would love to do a trip with Topdeck again
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Date: 18-Feb-2019

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Excellent
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Date: 24-May-2017

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Once in a lifetime experience
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Date: 18-Feb-2020

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Great value for money and very happy with what we got from the package.
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Date: 24-May-2017

4* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Good price for what you get - most of the travel (once you get there), including most meals and accommodation. It all added to the experience.
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Date: 07-Oct-2016

4* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Was very good! Worth the money I paid.
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Date: 24-Jan-2018

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
All travel details were already planned for us and each hostel was very comfortable
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Date: 28-Apr-2017

4* Winter Getaway 2021-22
Would have also been nice to spend more time in some cities. I would have personally been willing to pay more money for accommodation closer to the city centres in Rome, Paris and Venice.
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Date: 21-Apr-2017

5* Winter Getaway 2021-22
everything was simple and straight forward...... Nothing was hidden.....
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Date: 19-Oct-2016

Dates Price Single Availability
01-Dec-2021
17 Nights
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Start:London
Finish:Amsterdam
Group size:10 - 39
Suitable for: 18-39
Accommodation:-15 nights in hostels, 2 nights in bungalows at European campsites
Physical rating:Low
Meals:17 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 8 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Topdeck with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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