Too much time on a coach driving. Not enough time in cities, and most hotels where awful, only 2 were decent out of the 10 we stayed in. Included activities where mediocre. Even some of the paid ones were lack lustre.
Our trip leader was incredible, you could tell she was genuinely passionate about travel and she provided us with so much history while we were touring each city, we never felt like we missed out. We had excellent banter with the coach drivers (and it's a coach, not a bus, before you get that wrong one too many times!) and always felt safe and looked after. We had insider knowledge of the best places to each and drink in each city and I loved having all our optional activities lined up for us as soon as we arrived, maximising the time we had. Nothing was too much trouble, they put up with our endless questions, chit chat and even let us guest DJ on the coach! It was quite a quick trip, we definitely got incredible value for our time, but when we go back next year, we'll be looking at a longer trip so we get a few more days in each city.
Prior to going on this trip, I was under the impression that I would get to 'thoroughly' see/explore each country. This wasn't properly specified before purchasing so there was a huge FOMO factor during my trip. For instance, we would literally only spend 1/2 a day in one country!
A really wonderful experience for those who thrive in a fast-paced environment, however, if you would much prefer to get engrossed in culture/history, maybe look into a longer trip.
I felt the tour was very fast paced and there wasn’t a lot of time to see or do many things nor was the guide forthcoming with information or enabling us to make the most of our time in places
Certain hotels were very bad and uncomfortable to live in. They made me sick staying there due to poor ventilation, there was one window in the room which didn't even open fully. No air-conditioning or fan.
Amazing way to see the essentials! We started in Amsterdam, and ended in Paris, and saw amazing cities and sights along the way!! Highly recommend this tour!
A little too much driving but comes with the shortness of the trip
I think it's good for people who dont want to plan stuff as its planned for you.
I dont think accommodation was great! We also had to pay for transportation home to hotel on none optional activities but transportation in to the activity was covered......
Also told us we would have a ride on the bus after picnic back to hotel but then left us (group of girls ) in Paris at night on our own.
Jerry was not always great and at times lazy,rude,and negative.
Other then that it was a great trip. Would advice people to take extra for food as the only options are at service stations most days and its expensive
Not enough time in each location. Too many bus stops.
Hubo dos sitios que se vitaron de forma muy breve, ya que el arribo fue por la noche, deberían de iniciar los viajes más temprano, a fin de aprovechar más tiempo estos destinos.
Everyone was so supportive and cheerful
Solid value - cheapest way to see so many countries in such a short time frame
Tour guide Kaitlyn was awesome! Places we went to and activities we're good. Travel times between each destination we're very long and I think this should be mentioned before people book this trip.
The same reason as above.
The locations were amazing, however, the tour seemed very rushed. When booking i was told it was going to be 3 or 4 star hotels, all hotels were two star hotels and were a bit far away from the city centre.
The trip went to all the major cities you would want to see in Europe and had a mix of historical and cultural activities and destinations. We so much for the time we were in each place and it was great to be able to do everything we did such as the walking/driving tours
Essential Europe was a great taste of Europe. It left you wanting more but was a good way to start exploring Europe.
An enjoyable tour but too much time on the bus, too little time in each place, accommodation was not very nice. I was happy I did the tour because I was not confident to travel by myself but I wouldn't do it again.
tour guide let the entire trip down. Bus was poorly serviced and not maintained - broke down several times - clearly a hired bus and was a terrible purchase from TopDecks perspective. Despite this I enjoyed the trip however would not use TopDeck again and would have enjoyed another tour guide/bus company etc more than the situation that we had.
Very busy and tiring but still worth it
Una gran experiencia , divertido y ameno en todo momento
Quick flying visit to all main places
Saw all the essential sights of Europe and jam packed with great activities.
Mmm in paper it sounded exciting that we will be doing so much in a short amount of time... in reality we spent more time traveling on a bus
It was excellent and affordable
Mainly on this tour the hotels we stayed in were a little poorly than expected. Did not like the hotel in Switzerland at all at the old jail. Never would stay there again!
Very affordable pricing and covered almost everything required for the trip. I hard spent any extra during the trip.
Gave a glimpse of so many great Europe locations!
Must try Paragliding in Austria!!!
it was a great tour to great a taste of the best parts of europe.
It was a worth it purchase. Very reasonable and decent accommodations.
It was good, but any chance it could be cheaper?
Different country/city everyday. I found my favourites so i can go bck and spend more time there.
It was an excellent tour and we saw everything we wanted.
Hotel rooms could have been better.
I really loved but I think next time I would do one with 2 nights in each country. But a good trip iverall
Quick covered most tour basics. Great locations for accommodation. Easy access to public transport.
The trip was too quick and often seemed poorly organised, with the majority of time spent on a bus with no time to explore, shop, or do laundry etc. The included dinners were mostly terrible and the optional extras were usually not worth the money. The tour was average due to time constraints, organisation, and sub-par accommodation. On the plus side, we got to see lots of amazing sights and a lot of the local tour guides were really great. The Topdeck tour guide and driver were fantastic, and did the best with what they were given, no complaints with them.