Play & Pause: Intro to Europe

Play & Pause: Intro to Europe

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  • Teal An October 2023

    Very fast paced but a great way to see a lot of Europe!

  • Anonymous October 2023

    There was one hotel and it was probably the worst hotel I've ever been to. Some of the music on the bus was wildly inappropiate. Other than that, everything was perfect.

  • Jaime Al September 2023

    Such an excellent way to see Europe, gives you a great idea of what to see and where you want to go back. It was very fast paced trip so having Alex as our trip leader was great as he was giving us information about the locations before we arrived. Our driver Sergiu was incredible navigating through the cities and also had an incredible amount of information to give us as well! Definitely recommend.

  • Jennifer Wi September 2023

    Loved this tour!! So many incredible places to explore. Had the best trip leader and driver and made many new memories and friends…loved exploring the cities through the walking tours but would have loved to spend a bit more time in some of the places

  • Rebecca Th September 2023
  • Jessica Si September 2023

    Fast paced introduction to Europe, provides a great highlight and taster of each place which you can go back to later. All places visited were so beautiful

  • Lucas Pu September 2023

    Great trip and good itinerary

  • Chelsea Ru September 2023
  • Haylee M August 2023

    This tour was an amazing experience & I would recommend it to anyone. It was short but sweet. Next time I will book a longer one purely because it was so much fun and I didn’t want it to end. Kat our trip leader was a huge part in what made the trip so great & memorable - she is the most fun, energetic & kind person, plus very informative & professional. She honestly felt like a friend which was awesome. Don our bus driver was also fantastic & added to the great experience. He was professional, prompt, kind, and you always felt safe with him driving. Kat & Don were such a great team together, honestly the dream team! You’ll be lucky if you get either one of them on your trip, especially both!! I had such an incredible experience & I can’t wait to go on another Topdeck tour next year!

  • Vic August 2023
  • Melissa Ro August 2023

    Kat D was our tour guide and she was great, she had never been on this tour before but had been to some of the locations so she knew a fair bit. Very friendly, very organised, got everything sorted for us, found restaurants and transport options, she was amazing.

    Don was our driver and he did his best with the amount of traffic jams and car accidents we endured and also our aircon broke on the bus and we had to wait a day to fix it, but he got it sorted. He was always open for a chat and has a lot of knowledge about other countries also, was super friendly and a great driver and could park the bus in the smallest of parking bays.

    The tour was a good way to explore a little bit of each county but visit a lot of countries in a short amount of time. If we had arrived in each country on time it would have been better but we lost a lot of exploring time in traffic.
    We stayed at hotels and most were good with just enough room for two people but some were very small and average.
    Overall the tour was good, a lot of time on the bus, a lot of countries visited and a quick sightseeing intro to them. It’s a good way to find out which countries are your favourites and so you know which ones to visit again.

  • Anonymous July 2023

    Not great value considering the cost of the trip.

    Coach should be in better condition (AC did not work for 2 very hot days, USB charging ports did not work at multiple seats on the coach considering long travel times of up to 8 hours on some days), hotels could be closer to town and better quality (some hotels were lacking basic facilities such as AC, fridge and kettle in room), bus should be driven to activities rather than have to navigate the public transport systems in each city ourselves, guides could be more helpful with suggestions of things to do that are close to town and can be realistically done in the limited time we had in each city (instead of just giving us a big dump of items to sort through ourselves only to find some of the places are too far from town, not open etc), have more included dinners, include London as an actual destination on the tour with time to explore it (instead of just having it as a start/end point), should allow booking of optional activities at point of purchase (considering that some of them sell out well in advance), include going up the Eiffel tower as an optional activity, timing of activities should consider local events (visited France on Bastille Day but could not attend the festivities as the booking of Moulin Rouge cabaret clashed with it), multiple changes to schedule at short notice made it difficult to plan activities to do on free days, final day of tour should still have included accommodation (it is a travel day returning to London in the late afternoon, but too late to have enough time to go to the airport and fly home on the same day), should be split into separate groups for people in their 20s and 30s (the tour was a monoculture of people in their early 20s who were mostly just into partying rather than showing a deeper interest in the countries visited and their cultures).

    In all it was a very fast paced tour with basic facilities, and suited for people where sightseeing/culture/history is secondary to drinking/partying - I was after more of a cultural experience, and something that allows me to see multiple countries in a short time given that I don't have a lot of leave from work, but given the fast pace combined with late nights and early starts, it feels like I need a holiday to recover from my holiday.

  • Anonymous July 2023

    We absolutely loved the trip! Although it was very fast pace we really enjoyed the itinerary and the countries involved.

  • Anonymous July 2023

    The trip is fantastic. We knew it was going to be fast and leave us with unfinished business in most places. This did not take away from the trip at all! it was a fantastic introduction to Europe.

    Between Munich and Venice our bus driver said he would take us the scenic route, which our tour guide had never done before. This lead to one of my highlights, having lunch at a lake surrounded by the Dolomites. Ioannis is a great driver, he knows the exact dimensions of the bus and has the perfect temperament for all the varied driving he has to do across Europe.

    Stephanie is a fantastic guide, she looks after everyone and makes sure we are having a great time. as well as providing excellent tours and knowledge of the places we saw.

    The hotel we stayed at in Rome left a bit to be desired, the Hot water stopped working one night (I suspect they were doing repairs) and the receptionist said that's impossible. It magically seemed to work after that.

  • morgan sm July 2023
  • Kate Fo May 2023

    BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!! Tim is an incredible tour guide - natural talent. He is so much fun, knowledgeable and caring towards everyone! I was very impressed with his organisation of everything! Aliter (apologies for wrong spelling) excellent driver - I felt so safe the whole time! Please pass on the biggest thank you to them both for making it a trip of a lifetime - would 14/10 recommend!!! Kate

  • Anonymous May 2023
  • Mitchell Hi May 2023

    Great trip. Well organized, I liked how they gave us optional things to do so we are able to do our own thing as well.

  • Anonymous May 2023

    I got to experience so much in a short amount of time. Trip well worth it.

  • Anonymous October 2022

    See my above comment under customer experience about trusting hotels to review themselves properly

  • Andrew Ca August 2022

    Sicily and mike were unreal

  • Anonymous November 2018

    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.

  • Anonymous November 2018
  • Becky K September 2018

    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.

  • Anonymous August 2018

    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.

  • Gerbrandt v July 2018
  • Anonymous July 2018

    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

  • Corinne W July 2018
  • Anonymous July 2018

    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.

  • Hannah July 2018

    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!

  • Madison M July 2018

    A little too much driving but comes with the shortness of the trip

  • Anonymous July 2018

    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

  • Anonymous February 2018

    Not enough time in each location. Too many bus stops.

  • Anonymous January 2018
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  • Anonymous January 2018

    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.

  • Mohd An January 2018

    Everyone was so supportive and cheerful

  • Anonymous January 2018

    Solid value - cheapest way to see so many countries in such a short time frame

  • Anonymous January 2018

    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.

  • Tania S January 2018

    The same reason as above.

  • Anonymous November 2017

    2.5 stars.
    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.

  • Anonymous November 2017
  • Calum A November 2017

    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

  • Zoe B November 2017

    Essential Europe was a great taste of Europe. It left you wanting more but was a good way to start exploring Europe.

  • Bernardo V October 2017
  • Lana F October 2017

    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.

  • Jenna A October 2017

    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.

  • Roberto D October 2017

    Very busy and tiring but still worth it

  • Maricruz P May 2017

    Una gran experiencia , divertido y ameno en todo momento

  • Ashley S May 2017

    Quick flying visit to all main places

  • Victoria S May 2017

    Saw all the essential sights of Europe and jam packed with great activities.

  • Anonymous April 2017

    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

  • Darshika N April 2017

    It was excellent and affordable

  • Emma C April 2017

    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!

  • Vee L April 2017

    Very affordable pricing and covered almost everything required for the trip. I hard spent any extra during the trip.

  • Anonymous April 2017

    Gave a glimpse of so many great Europe locations!

  • Lisa Ta October 2016

    Must try Paragliding in Austria!!!

  • Sam An October 2016

    it was a great tour to great a taste of the best parts of europe.

  • Anonymous October 2016
  • Anonymous October 2016

    It was a worth it purchase. Very reasonable and decent accommodations.

  • Stuart October 2016
  • Lauren Lo October 2016

    It was good, but any chance it could be cheaper?

  • Eva-Lynn Pa October 2016

    Different country/city everyday. I found my favourites so i can go bck and spend more time there.

  • Mathew Ry October 2016

    It was an excellent tour and we saw everything we wanted.

  • Sophie Mc October 2016
  • Meloshnie Re October 2016
  • Anonymous September 2016

    It was great everywhere except for Paris. I wish we were told that the dates we had booked for were during a public holiday when EVERYTHING was shut and we couldn't experience the real Paris. We couldn't even go up the Eiffel Tower since it was the ONLY thing open and it was so busy the lines where packed for hours. It's was really upsetting that our one day in Paris we couldn't even do the One thing you are suppose to do there. Not even the shops were open :(

  • Bec Ba September 2016

    Same as above.. Love the sites but I wanted a toured guide not given a map and do your own thing...

  • Camilla Ha September 2016

    Great taste of Europe and I just enjoy my time from places we went to accommodation

  • Anonymous September 2016

    The TopDeck Essential Europe was amazing and our guide Casey was awesome! 1.5 years later the TopDeck friends I made are still my best mates and we regularly organize interstate trips to see each other. I would, and have, recommend TopDeck to everyone

  • Gary September 2016

    We loved the trip, all the activities and the entire experience. The trip Leader was amazing and made the trip that much better. I don't think there is anything that could have made the experience better, it was perfect.

  • Briana September 2016

    Experience so much in the small time there literally a trip of a life time!

  • Anonymous September 2016

    Loved this trip. I traveled with my partner and it gave us a great insight into many places. Some we would visit again others not so much but now we can say we have been there done that! Our tour guide was very informative and helped us when ever we needed! We had only a small number on our trip which made it even better!

  • Anonymous September 2016

    Absolutely would do again!

  • Blake September 2016

    before we even left we were delayed because decide the bus outside wasn't our bus. then it was then it wasn't then it was.
    on the first day Guide After everyone was exploring deiced to change meeting points without telling anyone and lost about half the people.
    Not one day in the entire trip did we leave on time
    constantly delayed
    tour guide was drunk and unable to get up in the morning
    delays meant we didn't get to spend time exploring destinations.
    biggest joke of a tour I have ever experienced, avoid it like its Ebola

  • Gemma September 2016
  • Danielle September 2016
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