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Explore 5 European countries in 11 unforgettable days!

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Group Size: Avg 35, Max 48

Trip code: EENDLL

Duration: 11 days

Group tour of 5 countries
Multi-share accommodation
Travel from London to Italy and back!

Discover 5 European countries in 11 days on a whirlwind summer tour! Begin and end your tour in the lively city of London, explore the romantic capital city of France, Paris and soak up sensational scenery in the Swiss Alps. Hop on a gondola in Italy’s canal city, Venice, and then travel on to Munich in Germany, before being awed by Amsterdam as you make new mates on this wonderful multi-country European adventure!

Trip highlights

  • Explore all the summery highlights of Europe in one amazing 11-day summer trip
  • Have a chic city adventure in perfect Paris and see snow-scattered scenery and have adrenaline fun in the spectacular Swiss Alps
  • Cruise along the beautiful canals of Venice and be inspired in Italy, make the most of Munich with a city tour and a visit to the famous beer halls
  • Explore the beer halls of Munich!
  • Have fun in Amsterdam and explore this exciting European city by bike
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What's included
  • 10 nights’ accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Paris Driving Tour
  • Farewell dinner in Amsterdam
  • Vaporetto ride on Grand Canal, Venice
  • Visit former concentration camp Dachau
  • English Channel ferry crossings
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free wi-fi and USB ports
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities
  • Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Any optional extra activities
  • Pre-Tour Accommodation (Due to the early start, we recommend booking pre-tour accommodation. Please contact us for details if you are interested)
Further trip information

Take in 5 awesome countries on this summer loop of Europe - beginning and ending in London!

Roadtrip through Europe in style, on board a comfortable coach with like-minded explorers. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, individual USB ports, a TV, toilet, aircon/heating, and reclining seats – everything you need to relax as the European landscape sweeps by!

Joining you on your coach is a top-notch driver and guide dedicated to delivering a fantastic experience. With unique local knowledge and a keen sense of direction (especially when it comes to tasty food and nightlife!) your crew will ensure you have the trip of a lifetime!

Let the adventure begin!

DAY 1: London to Paris, France. Travel from London to Paris via a ferry across the English Channel. Guided driving tour of Paris.
 
DAY 2: Paris. Free time in Paris. Optional bike tour. Optional Seine River cruise or visit to a cabaret show.  

DAY 3: Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Stay in the Alps at the foot of the Jungfrau Mountain. 
 
DAY 4: Swiss Alps.  Hike or rail to the summit of Jungfrau Mountain; home of Europe’s highest rail station. 

DAY 5: Swiss Alps to Venice, Italy. Drive into Italy to your resort, across the lagoon from Venice. 

DAY 6: Venice. Take a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal. Optional gondola ride – a must-do! 

DAY 7: Venice to Munich, Germany. Visit Germany’s “Toy Town”, Munich for a guided tour and time in the beer halls.

DAY 8: Heiodelberg. Visit the picturesque West German town of Heidelberg filled with fairytale 18th century architecture and cobblestone streets.

DAY 9: Heidelberg to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Visit a Dutch farm en route to Amsterdam, where you can enjoy free time around the city and the infamous red light district! 

DAY 10: Amsterdam. Free time. Farewell dinner river cruise. 

DAY 11: Amsterdam to London. The tour ends in the evening today, back where you began in London.

Please note: Activities and inclusions may change depending on weather conditions.Free on-coach Wi-Fi is available but speed and connection relies on local 3G / 4G networks, and signal can be intermittent in some of the more remote areas. 

For the Winter version of this trip please see here.

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Arrival information

This trip starts in London. You will need to make your own way to London and be at the joining hostel by 6am, ready to check in, in time for a 7am departure. Due to the early start, you may wish to pre-book a night at the hostel for the night before. We can help you make this arrangement.

The trip ends in London, at the same hostel you departed from on the evening of your final day.

Accommodation & meals

10 nights’ accommodation is included as part of this European tour. 8 nights will be spent in hostels and 2 nights will be in campsite bungalows. You will be staying in same sex, multi-share accommodation (4-6 per room) in the hostels, with bungalows being on a twin-share basis.

10 breakfasts and 3 dinners are included on this trip. If you have special dietary requirements e.g. vegetarian or wheat intolerance, we will make every endeavour to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise us when you book. Please be aware that in some countries it is more difficult to cater for dietary requirements, but we will always try our best to arrange it. However, we cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.

Please note: Meal inclusions are subject to change.

Minimum age & eligibility

The age requirements for this trip is 18 - 39 years. 

Please make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after the last day of your trip. Some countries will refuse entry if there is not at least 6 months validity on your passport after your departure date from their country. Depending on your nationality, you may require a visa to enter certain countries. It is your responsibility to obtain these prior to the departure of the trip.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Healthcare
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.

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