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Explorer Trips & Tours

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Want plenty of time to get to the heart of each awesome destination we visit – and a small, close-knit group of like-minded travel buddies to do it with? Then allow us to introduce you to our Explorer trips. We think you two will get on just great!

With stays in cosy twin or double-share hotel or private hostel rooms and itineraries designed to let you discover each region in depth, Explorer trips are perfect for those looking for more from their Europe, Middle East, Australia or New Zealand adventure. Ready to channel your inner Indiana Jones? Let’s do this!

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Spend more time in each region

Our Explorer trips give you plenty of time to explore each destination at your own pace. The result? You’ll have lots of chances to head off the tourist trail and uncover a bunch of lesser-known gems. Nice!


Stay in 3+ star hotels

Kick back and relax. On our Explorer trips, you’ll stay in twin or double-share rooms in 3+ star hotels, so you can expect to wake up feeling rested and raring to go. Every explorer needs their creature comforts sometimes, right?


See more than just capital cities

With stays in some amazing off-the-beaten-track places that you may never even have considered before, Explorer trips go beyond the typical tourist trail – so you can be sure you’ll come home extra cultured (and extra smug).

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Travel for a shorter duration

With trip lengths ranging from six days to just under three weeks, our Explorer trips allow you to spend just the right amount of time in your chosen destination. You know what they say – good things come in small packages!

Featured Explorer Trips

7 days / 2 countries
  • Start city: London
  • End city: Glasgow
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7 days / 1 country
  • Start city: Istanbul
  • End city: Fethiye
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Bucket List Highlights

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    Go island-hopping in Greece

    Discover the magic of the lesser explored Greek Islands as you ferry it across the sea on our legendary Greek Island Hopper trip. Packed with Santorini sunsets, cute villages and plenty of tanning time, this Explorer trip is one of our best-sellers!

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    See ancient wonders in Egypt

    From the souks and temples of Aswan to the world-famous Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Giza, our Explorer trips through Egypt tick off heaps of bucket list-busting ancient wonders. Prepare to get goosebumpy!

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    Sail the Whitsunday Islands in Australia

    You’ll take to the seas and set out to explore the stunning Whitsunday Islands on a handful of our Explorer trips in Australia. Expect swim stops, reef snorkelling and free time at Whitehaven Beach. Best lather up that sunscreen!

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    Cruise Milford Sound in New Zealand

    Ready to enter Lord of the Rings territory? While cruising Milford Sound, you’ll see towering cliffs and powerful waterfalls – and maybe even a Fiordland Crested Penguin or two (if you’re lucky). This classic Explorer experience is like something out of a movie.

Explorer Tour Destinations

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Live out your epic Euro trip! Eat eclairs by the Louvre and gelati on a gondola in Venice. A Topdeck Europe trip will tick all your bucket list dreams. 

From the souks of Marrakech to the ancient city of Petra, it's colour,spice and everything nice on a  Topdeck trip to the middle east and north Africa

Experience indigenous culture in the Red Centre or try snorkelign the reefs of the Whitsundays. Experience all Australia hasto offer with Topdeck.

Whether you're chasing adrenalin adventures, a second breakfast in Hobbiton or to learn the Haka, a Topdeck tour of New Zealand has it all.


How much luggage can I bring?

Each person is allowed one item of standard size luggage (backpacks and sleeping bags only on Camping trips), plus a day pack. 

The maximum weight of your main bag must not exceed 44lb/20kg – and the size for all bags must not exceed 70cm x 45cm x 25cm. Due to weight regulations for coaches in Europe, passengers with overweight luggage may be asked to offload the excess on the morning the trip departs (eek). 

Please also note that small, hard suitcases can’t be taken on board – both for safety and comfort!

Can I start late or finish the trip early?

No worries. We don’t offer any compensation for hours/days missed, though. And bear in mind that you might miss out on some awesome activities!

How does a sector trip work?

An example is the Essential Europe trip, which starts and finishes in London. This trip is split into two sectors: Roman Pathway (London to Rome) and Caesar’s Footsteps (Rome to London).  

If you book onto the Roman Pathway trip, you’ll start in London with passengers who have booked the whole Essential Europe trip – and finish when the trip gets to Rome. 

If you book onto the Caesar’s Footsteps trip, you’ll start in Rome and finish in London along with everyone on the Essential Europe trip.  

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How much money should I bring with me?

It varies! Obvs, there are loads of great souvenirs to be bought and an awesome social scene to get involved in (if that’s your thing). Heaps of your meals are also included, so this really just leaves a few meals and your personal spending to budget for.  

Throughout the trip, your Trip Leader will also let you know about optional activities that you can do, such as gondola rides in Venice or excursions up the Jungfrau Mountain in Switzerland – so keep this in mind when budgeting too!

What visas do I need?

The best place to find visa information is www.projectvisa.com. Or, you can contact your local embassy.

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