• Play & Pause: Central & Southern Europe Highlights

Play & Pause: Central & Southern Europe Highlights

Trip Overview

(Previously called: European Emperor) TRIP VIBE = the perfect mix of group activities and all-important YOU time. Highlights. Best bits. Bucket listers. Whichever word you use, this trip’s full of ‘em. Think: Paris, Barcelona, Venice and Rome. Add: the French Riviera and the Swiss Alps. Plus: free time to experience it all YOUR way. Tick off the greats, uncover the hidden gems and indulge in all the carb-laden, sauce-swimming, cream-filled delicacies only Europe’s A-Team can deliver. It’s time to press play on the best 17 days of your life.

Tales From Topdeckers

Trip itinerary

  1. London, England


    London’s calling... don’t leave it hanging! We’re kicking things off in iconic style – welcome to the home of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and baked beans. First up: meet the small bunch of trip mates who’ll be sharing the Euro adventure. Then: settle in for our first group dinner. Hot topic: Marmite or Vegemite? Discuss.

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  2. London, England to Paris, France

  3. Paris

  4. Paris to Bordeaux, via Loire Valley

  5. Bordeaux to Carcassonne

  6. Carcassonne to Barcelona, Spain, via Andorra

  7. Barcelona

  8. Barcelona to French Riviera, France

  9. French Riviera, including Monaco

  10. French Riviera to Swiss Alps, Switzerland

  11. Swiss Alps

  12. Swiss Alps to Venice, Italy

  13. Venice

  14. Venice to Florence, via Pisa

  15. Florence to Rome

  16. Rome

  17. Rome


What's included

Included experiences

  • - Paris highlights drive
  • - Visit the Loire Valley
  • - Orientation walk of Carcassonne with Trip Leader
  • - Barcelona highlights drive
  • - Visit Andorra
  • - Walking tour of Monaco with Trip Leader
  • - Walking tour of Venice with Trip Leader
  • - Visit Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower
  • - Walking tour of Florence with local guide
  • - Walking tour of Rome with Trip Leader


- 16 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double)


- Air-conditioned coach

Optional activities

- FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change – prices are here to give you a rough idea.

- Bike tour of Paris: from €30

- Seine River cruise in Paris: from €10

- Traditional cabaret show in Paris: from €65

- Visit Château de Chambord: from €15

- Bordeaux winery experience: prices available locally

- Flamenco show in Barcelona: from €15

- Scenic excursion to Mt Titlis (summer only): from 92 CHF

- Get a personalised trip T-shirt or hoodie: from €21

- Gondola ride in Venice: prices available locally

- Guided tour of Vatican City: from €45

Views & Reviews

Latest Reviews

Average rating based on 23 reviews
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  • PATRICIO GO October 2022

    Excelente tour muy recomendable!

  • Benjamin Se September 2022

    Best bus driver and best tour guide ever!
    Mike and sis made the the whole experience super fun and adventurous.
    We were all kept well informed and were happy to answer any questions we had

  • John O January 2019

    I had alot for fun on this tour. I would put in future booklets that the hotels has ore couples instead of single people. That was my main disappointment.

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