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Gap Year Trips & Tours

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Our Gap Year Trip Style: Do Europe with Topdeck


Gap years were made for adventuring. And what better way to get out there and explore this amazing ol’ planet than by heading out with some of the best people you’ll ever meet on a city-hopping, bucket list-smashing Topdeck Gap Year trip through Europe?

We’ll stay in hostels. We’ll stay in Austrian Gasthofs. On the European Explorer trip, we’ll even stay on a yacht in Greece for a few nights. Sound like your kind of gap year? Then leave your comfort zone behind, pack your sense of adventure and come join us. It’s time to see the world – Topdeck style. 

Gap Year Trips with Topdeck


Travel with people aged 17-20

Wanna do Europe with people your own age? We get it. Our Gap Year trips are for people aged 17-20 only – so whether you choose a long or short trip, you know you’ll be in awesome company. It’s actually kind of like uni. But on wheels.




Stay in Hostel Plus accommodation

We’re not usually ones to brag, but our multi-share Hostel Plus accommodation is pretty awesome. It's also easy on the wallet – so you’ll have plenty of cash left to spend on the fun stuff. Optional activity, anyone?




Get social with your trip mates

Shotgun your favourite bunk and prepare to do some serious bonding. Not only will you eat, sightsee and indulge in the odd activity or two with your fellow Topdeckers, you’ll also share comfy lads/ladies-only dorms.



Featured Gap Year Trips

Bucket List Highlights

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    Tuck into a picnic by the Eiffel Tower

    Fulfil those foodie dreams (and make the other tourists jealous) with a scrumptious picnic under the iconic Eiffel Tower. This Gap Year trip ‘wow’ moment isn’t just one for the loved-up couples and romantics, trust us.

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    Go skydiving in the Austrian Alps

    Wanna get your adrenalin pumping? Then take a giant leap for Topdecker-kind and check out the snow-capped peaks and rolling green landscapes of the Austrian Alps on an optional Gap Year trip skydive. Up, up and away!

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    Go sailing in Greece

    Spin the compass and experience paradise, the Topdecker way. Learn the ropes, navigate through the azure waters of the Med, then laze on board like the god or goddess that you are. This one’s a Gap Year favourite!

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    Head out on a dinner cruise in Amsterdam

    What’s better than navigating Amsterdam’s maze of streets on foot? Cruising through it on a Gap Year boat trip, of course! Get up close and personal with the ‘Dam over dinner and drinks on the canals. #Fancy

Gap Year 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. 


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.  

Got it? Great!

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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