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European Pioneer

A 37 day tour across 15 countries!

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Group Size: Max 48, Avg 35

Trip code: EEEDLL

Duration: 37 days

Group tour of 15 countries
Multi-share hotel and hostel accommodation
Explore Europe from London to Greece!

Take up an unforgettable travel challenge as you take the ultimate European 37-day multi-country tour through 15 awesome countries!  Enjoy diverse European destinations, from France to Greece, Eastern Europe to the Baltic States, Italy to Germany, Spain to the Swiss Alps. If you’ve always want to explore all the highlights of amazing Europe then take off on the tour of a lifetime and see it all, from magical medieval cities such as Prague and Budapest to major cultural cities such as Rome and Paris. Enjoy the buzz of Berlin or Barcelona, laze on gorgeous Greek Islands, have alpine adventures, cool off in Croatia, be amazed by Athens, Amsterdam or Albania, have fun in fabulous Florence or the fashionable French Riviera, or be inspired by Vienna or Venice on this discovery tour all around Europe. You’ll be spoilt for choice as your discover your pioneer spirit in Europe!

Trip highlights

  • This unbeatable tour is the ultimate challenge for any pioneering European traveller: See it all in 37 unforgettable days – with 15 countries to discover!
  • Have fun in France, from chic Paris to the fashionable French Riviera, see majestic mountains in the stunning Swiss Alps and sample the Spanish flavours of beautiful Barcelona
  • Explore fantastic Florence, romantic Rome and amazing Venice in Italy and then have your own Greek odyssey in Athens and the gorgeous Greek Islands
  • Enjoy exciting adventures in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia, see the best of Eastern Europe in perfect Prague and beautiful Budapest and go off the beaten track in Albania
  • See other awesome European cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam, & Vienna
What's included
  • 36 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 17 dinners
  • 36 nights accommodation
  • English Channel ferry crossings
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with wi-fi and USB ports
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities
  • Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of  ‘On Site Chefs’ in the Swiss Alps,
  • Rome & Venice
  • Paris ‘City Lights’ tour
  • Paris Gourmet Picnic beside the Eiffel Tower
  • Perfumery tour in French Riviera
  • Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice
  • Party island of Mykonos
  • Visit Srebrenica memorial, Bosnia
  • Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration
  • Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen
  • Visit the Pont du Gard
  • Local guides in Florence, Dubrovnik & Tirana
  • 24 hour support
What's not included
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Optional extra activities
  • Pre and Post Tour Accommodation *

 

* Due to the early start and late finish, we recommend booking pre and post tour accommodation. Please contact us for details if you are interested.

Further trip information

Get the ultimate European experience with this 37 day travel extravaganza!

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.  Cross the English Channel to the chic city of Paris. A gourmet picnic by Eiffel Tower is included and then enjoy ‘City Lights’ evening tour included. 

Day 2: Paris.  Explore Paris at your leisure on a free day. Optional evening activities: River Seine cruise or cabaret show.

Day 3: Paris. Another day in magical Paris. Optional city cycle tour or food tour.

Day 4: Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland.  Travel to the Swiss Alps and the village of Lauterbrunnen, near the Jungfrau Mountain. 

Day 5: Swiss Alps.  Enjoy incredible views on an optional visit to the summit of Jungfrau Mountain.  

Day 6: Swiss Alps to Avignon, France.  Travel to the wine-growing Rhone Valley and visit the ancient walled city of Avignon.

Day 7: Avignon to Barcelona, Spain.  Visit the Roman Aqueduct of Pont du Gard.  Bus into Barcelona for afternoon city tour.

Day 8: Barcelona.  A free day to explore beautiful Barcelona.

Day 9: Barcelona to French Riviera, France.  Visit a perfumery for a fragrant experience, then on to the stylish French Riviera, home to the rich and famous.

Day 10: French Riviera.  Free day to explore Nice and enjoy the beaches and shopping. Evening visit to a casino in Monte Carlo, Monaco. 

Day 11: French Riviera to Venice, Italy.  Enjoy the Romeo & Juliet romance of Verona en route to Venice.
 
Day 12: Venice.  Explore the unique city of Venice on a walking tour and enjoy a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola ride.  

Day 13: Venice to Florence.  Photo opportunities at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before arriving in Florence.  Afternoon city tour including leatherworks.
 
Day 14: Florence to Rome.  Free morning in Florence.  Travel to the ‘Eternal City’, Italy’s capital, Rome. Explore Italy’s ancient capital on a walking tour. 

Day 15: Rome.  A free day to explore the incredible Italian sights of Rome, such as the Collosseum and Roman Forums.

Days 16-17: Rome to Athens, Greece.  Overnight ferry from Italy to Greece. On to the ancient city of Athens.
 
Days 18-20: Athens to Mykonos.  3 nights on the amazing Greek Island of Mykonos.

Day 21: Mykonos to Athens. Return ferry journey from Mykonos to Athens. 
 
Day 22: Athens to Meteora.  Visit to unusual 14th Century cliff top monasteries at Meteora.
 
Day 23: Meteora to Tirana, Albania. Head off the beaten track into unspoilt Albania.  Luxury hotel stay in capital city, Tirana.
 
Days 24-25: Tirana to Dubrovnik, Croatia via Montenegro.  Travel to Croatia via Budva in Montenegro. Destination: the amazing walled Croatian city of Dubrovnik and a walking tour. 
 
Day 26: Dubrovnik to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Visit Mostar and then on to the fascinating city of Sarajevo for a guided tour. 
 
Day 27: Sarajevo to Belgrade, Serbia.  A sombre visit to Srebrenica, site of the 1995 Bosnian massacre. Visit Serbia’s beautiful capital, Belgrade for an orientation tour. 
 
Day 28: Belgrade to Budapest, Hungary.  Visit two cities in one: Budapest in Hungary, divided by the mighty Danube River into Buda and Pest.  Orientation tour. 
 
Day 29: Budapest. Free time to enjoy thermal baths or buzzing bars.
 
Day 30: Budapest to Vienna, Austria. Visit the home of classical music, Vienna.  Optional evening classical music concert.
 
Day 31: Vienna to Prague, Czech Republic via Mauthausen.  Visit to former concentration camp at Mauthausen.  Next pitstop: Prague, for a walking tour of this gothic city. 
 
Day 32: Prague.  A free day today to discover the delights of this vibrant Eastern European city. 

Day 33: Prague to Berlin, Germany.  Travel to Berlin, via Dresden, and into Germany’s vibrant capital city. 

Day 34: Berlin.  Take a Third Reich tour or see the Berlin Wall, then enjoy the famous Berlin nightlife on an optional nightlife tour! 
 
Day 35: Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Stop off at a farm to learn about cheese and clogs, two iconic products of the Netherlands, before taking a tour of Amsterdam, which ends in the notorious Red Light District. 

Day 36: Amsterdam.  Enjoy an optional bicycle tour and explore Amsterdam. A farewell canal cruise with dinner is included.

Day 37: Amsterdam to London. Take the ferry back from Calais to England then end your European Pioneer tour back in the city of London, where you’ll say farewell to your group. 

Please note: 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.

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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.

If you do wish to book a night in the hostel the following costs will apply:
Twinshare: £35 per person, per night
Shared Dorm (4-6 people): £26 per person, per night
Shared Dorm w/ En Suite (4-6 people): £31 per person, per night

The trip ends in London, at approximately 8-8.30pm, at the same hostel you departed from.

Accommodation & meals

Accommodation

Your trip will include staying at a variety of multishare accommodations, including 7 nights in hotels, 19 nights in hostels, 6 nights in campsite bungalows, 3 nights in canvas cabins, and 1 night on board an overnight ferry.

You will be staying in same sex, multi-share accommodation (4-6 per room) in hostels & cabins, while in the hotels and bungalows you will be in twin or double-share accommodation.

Meals

36 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 17 dinners are included. Some of these meals will be prepared by our On Site Chefs, and some by local restaurants and accommodation places.

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, particularly in Eastern Europe, 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.

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. Please note if you are a British passport holder you do not need any visas to visit Europe.

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