Summer Fun and Sailing
Embark on a voyage of cultural discovery!
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Group Size: Max 44, Avg 35
Trip code: EESSLL
Duration: 27 days
Have a European adventure tour with a difference as you not only enjoy all the top sights and sensations of Europe but also experience an amazing three-day boat trip around the idyllic Greek coastline. Exploring 13 countries over 27 days, you’ll get a chance to have fun in France, be inspired by Italy, explore Albania, check out Croatia, visit Germany, and see stunning cities such as Prague, Amsterdam and Paris on this marvellous multi-country tour! Not forgetting the 3-day ocean-bound adventure in the middle of your trip, sailing on a flotilla of yachts around the Greek coast: Lie back and relax for three days of sailing, sunbathing and swimming in the Ionian Sea! This unique European discovery tour offers an unbeatable blend of sun, cities, sailing and culture on this summer fun experience!
- Explore 13 countries in 27 days on this European experience!
- See it all, from the top cultural sights and sensational cities to an unforgettable boat tour around gorgeous Greece
- Have a fabulous French adventure in Paris and the French Riviera, see the stunning Swiss Alps and discover incredible Italy in Florence, Pisa, Venice and Rome
- Enjoy 3 days of sailing, sunbathing and swimming in the idyllic Ionian Sea around Greece
- Take in amazing Albania, be charmed by Croatia, enjoy the buzz of Berlin, have adventures in exciting Amsterdam and see the magical medieval city of Prague
Follow the sun 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. 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 French Riviera, France. Make your way to the stylish French Riviera.
DAY 6: French Riviera. Enjoy beach time or explore at your leisure. Evening trip to glamorous Monaco.
DAY 7: French Riviera to Florence, Italy. Stop off to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa before heading through Tuscan countryside to Florence.
DAY 8: Florence to Rome. Guided walking tour of Florence. Travel to Rome for a walking tour of the ‘Eternal City’, seeing the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, the ancient Roman Forum, the massive Victor Emmanuel Monument and the Colosseum.
DAY 9: Rome. Optional visit to Vatican City, Sistine Chapel and St Peters. Free time to explore Rome.
DAYS 10-13: Flotilla Sailing in Greece. Overnight ferry from Italy to Greece. Set sail on a flotilla of yachts for a 3-day sailing adventure.
DAY 14: Tirana, Albania. Go off the beaten track in unspoilt Albania for a taste of old Europe. Stay in the capital city, Tirana. Walking tour included.
DAY 15: Tirana to Dubrovnik, Croatia via Montenegro. Travel the coastline of Montenegro’s Kotor Bay before ending up in the stunning Croatian city of Dubrovnik. Walking tour included.
DAY 16: Dubrovnik. Spend a free day discovering the delights of Dubrovnik, a beautiful walled city set alongside the Adriatic.
DAY 17: Dubrovnik to Zadar. See spectacular Croatian views as you travel up the Dalmatian Coast to the charming city of Zadar. Walking tour included.
DAY 18: Zadar to Venice, Italy via Slovenia. Stop off for some underground exploration at Slovenia’s stunning Postojna Cave complex. End the day in the incredible Italian city of Venice.
DAY 19: Venice. Walking tour of main city sights and a vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal. An optional gondola ride is not to be missed!
DAY 20: Venice to Munich, Germany. Visit Germany’s “Toy Town” and enjoy the atmosphere in the local beer halls.
DAY 21: Munich to Prague, Czech Republic. A sombre start to the day in the former concentration camp of Dachau, before crossing into the Czech Republic and the gorgeous Gothic city of Prague, where you’ll take a city walking tour.
DAY 22: Prague. Enjoy a free day exploring this amazing Gothic city.
DAY 23: Prague to Berlin, Germany. Travel to Berlin, via Dresden, and into Germany’s vibrant capital city.
DAY 24: Berlin. Take a Third Reich tour or enjoy the famous Berlin nightlife!
DAY 25: Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Free evening to explore Amsterdam, including the notorious Red Light District.
DAY 26: Amsterdam. Free time.
DAY 27: Amsterdam to London. The tour ends in the evening today, back where you began in London.
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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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 6am 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 approximately 9pm, at the same hostel you departed from.
Your trip will include staying at a variety of multishare accommodations, which includes 1 night in a hotel, 15 nights in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows, and 1 night on board an overnight ferry.
You will be staying in same sex, multi-share accommodation (4-6 per room) in the hostels and in twin-or double-share rooms in the hotel and bungalow accommodation. While sailing you will be staying on six-berth yachts.
26 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 9 dinners are included. Some of these meals will be prepared by our On Site Chefs, and some by local restaurants and accommodation places.
While on the sailing leg of your trip, two of the three dinners are included. You are also provided with a 'sailing pack' per boat, which includes food for breakfasts and lunches that you make yourselves on the boats.
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.
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.
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.
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.