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Europe Camping Vacations for 47 Days
For 18 - 35 Young Professionals, Singles and Students


Vacation Overview

Go everywhere, all at once, without spending your life savings! This tour heads south to Spain, East to Turkey and Bulgaria, winds along the Dalmatian Coast, up to Prague and Amsterdam. No stone is left unturned! Camping is all about getting in and helping out which is what makes it so much fun.

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Vacation Itinerary

Vacation Day 1 - Arrive London
Check-in to your hotel after 2pm and the remainder of the day is free to relax before meeting your fellow travellers at 6pm. After dinner take a short walk to explore nearby Covent Garden.

Vacation Day 2 - London to Paris (Twin Share Tent)
Your Tour Manager knows all the ins and outs of where you’re going and your tour’s own Cook will make sure you get big portions of tasty meals, made from fresh, local produce. Then we hit the road and take a ferry past the White Cliffs of Dover. We travel via World War 1 battle fields in the Valley of the Somme to Paris. (D)

Vacation Day 3 & 4 - Paris (Twin Share Tent)
Time in Paris includes a trip out to France’s most well-known chateau: Versailles, once home to the Sun King, Louis 14th and hot spot of the French Revolution. Check out the impressive exterior of this extravagant palace. Then there’s an opportunity to explore the former royal family’s luxurious living quarters. (B)(B,D)

Vacation Day 5 - Paris to Lyon (Twin Share Tent)
Southbound, roll on through Burgundy’s wine country to Beaujolais’ green hills and vineyards. (B,D)

Vacation Day 6 - Lyon to Barcelona (Twin Share Tent)
Today, it’s on to Pont du Gard in Southern France. It’s a stunning bridge with 2000 year old arches spanning across the river. This imposing Roman Aqueduct is an impressive feat of ancient engineering. We keep heading south through the rugged and dramatic scenery of the Pyrénées mountains, over the border, into Barcelona. (B,D)

Vacation Day 7 - Barcelona (Twin Share Tent)
First stop: Mont Juic. The hilltop has full-blown vistas of the city and it’s where we stop to check out the 1992 Olympic Games complex. (B)

Vacation Day 8 - Barcelona to French Riviera (Twin Share Tent)
Unwind on the coach and take in the rustic beauty of Provence, known for its pretty landscapes of lavender, sunflowers and wild herbs. (B,D)

Vacation Day 9 - French Riviera (Twin Share Tent)
Next stop on the Riviera and home to the French perfume industry is Fragonard Perfumery. Learn about how perfume is made and some of its more surprising ingredients. Tonight get a taste of the high life in Monaco, the glamorous principality packed into just 1.92km2 and home to the Formula 1. Get the inside story on the royal family and their place of residence from your Tour Manager. (B,D)

Vacation Day 10 - French Riviera to Venice (Twin Share Tent)
Onwards to Italy and Verona, another UNESCO World Heritage site. Get romantic and stand under one of the world’s most famous shrines to love, Juliet’s balcony from Romeo and Juliet. Check out the main shopping street and the Roman arena, before heading on to Venice. (B,D)

Vacation Day 11 - Venice (Twin Share Tent)
Known as the “floating city” Venice is packed with character, crammed with hidden lanes and linked by a network of canals. The group travels on our private boat through the waters of the lagoon to visit the city’s historical heart. The limestone Bridge of Sighs, the gothic arches of Doges’ Palace and the expanse of St Mark’s Square (pigeons and all!) show off Venice’s unique beauty and way of life. (B,D)

Vacation Day 12 - Venice to Florence (Twin Share Tent)
Wind through the Apennine Mountains and Tuscan countryside to the Renaissance city of Florence, with a stop at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. (B,D)

Vacation Day 13 - Florence (Twin Share Tent)
Jump start the day uncovering this open-air museum and its UNESCO World Heritage city centre. Our Local Guide gives you the inside track as the group learns about Florence’s cultural beginnings and explores streets crammed with artworks from masters like Michelangelo. (B)

Vacation Day 14 - Florence to Rome (Twin Share Tent)
Travel through Tuscany’s rustic hills, past the recognisable cypress tree landscapes of this olive-oil producing region, to vibrant Rome. (B)

Vacation Day 15 - Rome (Twin Share Tent)
This morning, make the most of our Local Guide’s inside knowledge and uncover the remains of an ancient empire with a fantastic optional tour of the Roman Forum and Colosseum. Then check-out the smallest country in the world and home to the Pope, the Vatican City. You’ve got time to take a closer look at St Peter’s Basilica or Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel(B,D)(B)

Vacation Day 16 - Rome to Sorrento (Twin Share Tent)
From Naples, it’s a boat ride to the main marina of the island of Capri. (B)

Vacation Day 17 - Sorrento to Corfu (Overnight Cruise)
Plunge into Pompeii’s well-preserved past in an interesting optional excursion and retrace ancient history with our expert Local Guide.(B)

Vacation Day 18 to 20 - Corfu (Twin Share Tent)
Corfu is all that’s great about Greek island living and with our fantastic campsite location, you only have to walk down a short pathway to get to the beach. Jump on board George’s boat optional with a bunch friends for a fun day out on the water. It will give you another angle on idyllic Corfu. Corfu also gives you the chance to dive into action with a selection of water sports, like parasailing, banana-boating and waterskiing. Otherwise hire a car for a deeper look into Corfu. (B,D)(B,D)(B)

Vacation Day 21 - Corfu to Athens (Twin Share Tent)
From Corfu, head to the mainland and travel to the impressive, man-made Corinth Canal. Athens is next, a city crammed with myth and ancient wonders, and busy with modern, urban soul.(B,D)

Vacation Day 22 Athens - Twin Share Tent
Step back in time in Europe’s oldest city to the birthplace of democracy. Get the run down on the Parthenon and the Acropolis from our Local Guide, as you wander around the marble columns perched above the city sprawl. Then we check out the first modern Olympic stadium from the 1896 games.(B)

Vacation Day 23 - Athens to Kavala (Twin Share Tent)
Northbound, we travel past mythical Mt Olympus, Greece’s highest peak, and stop off for a crash course in ancient heroism at Thermopylae, where just 300 Spartan soldiers held off the invading Persian army’s masses of 1000s. (B,D)

Vacation Day 24 - Kavala to Eceabat (Twin Share Tent)
Make a pilgrimage to the site of a major bloody battle, Gallipoli. Visit stunning Anzac Cove where World War I troops landed, Lone Pine Cemetery, where Australian troops are buried and check out the memorial for New Zealand soldiers. Later, we head into easy-going Eceabat. Take a walk along the waterfront, complete with stunning views over Asia, or write some postcards back at the campsite.(B,D)

Vacation Day 25 - Eceabat to Istanbul (Hotel)
Ferry across the Dardanelles, crossing from Europe into to Asia, to Troy. We get inside the legend of one the world’s most famous battles and explore the excavation site of mythical Troy. Learn how heroes and gods fought in a ten year war, as our Local Guide unravels the layers of history. Back on the coach and into Europe, we continue on to Istanbul – the last stop on the Silk Road and the only city in the world to span two continents. (B)

Vacation Day 26 Istanbul - Hotel
Our Local Guide shows you one of the city’s major draw cards, the stunning Blue Mosque. It’s an amazing building with a series of domes and minarets dominating the skyline, complete with a breathtaking interior of tens of thousands of blue tiles. After that, we head right into the heart of the city. (B,D)

Vacation Day 27 - Istanbul to Sofia (Hotel)
This morning, it’s on to Sofia, Bulgaria’s largest city. Once behind the iron curtain and today an emerging capital, Sofia brings together traditional Tsarist architecture and a modern feel. It’s the perfect place to explore on foot. Your Tour Manager will lead a walking tour through this compact town. (B,D)

Vacation Day 28 - Sofia to Ohrid (Twin Share Tent)
Next up it’s Ohrid, packed with historic churches and tucked in between mountains and one of Europe’s most gorgeous, oldest lakes. Our campsite is located right beside the water, so you can take a dip whenever you feel like it. After dinner, position yourself at a lakeside terrace with a local beer and take in the peaceful surroundings. (B,D)

Vacation Day 29 - Ohrid to Durres (Hotel)
Today we say farewell Macedonia and head over the border and into Albania. Albania serves up mind-blowing scenery scattered with the remains of old war-bunkers – a sad reminder of its recent past. Your Tour Manager will give you this country’s story on the coach as we follow the coast to our overnight stop. (B,D)

Vacation Day 30 - Durres to Dubrovnik (Twin Share Tent)
Sticking to the shoreline, continue through tiny Montenegro to the spectacular fortress town of Dubrovnik, well known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”.Sticking to the shoreline, continue through tiny Montenegro to the spectacular fortress town of Dubrovnik, well known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”.Sticking to the shoreline, continue through tiny Montenegro to the spectacular fortress town of Dubrovnik, well known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”.(B,D)

Vacation Day 31 & 32 - Dubrovnik (Twin Share Tent)
With baroque buildings, museums and monasteries, this eye-catching UNESCO World Heritage Site is great to explore. Get lost in the walled city’s web of winding streets.(B)(B,D)

Vacation Day 33 - Dubrocnik to Zadar
Weaving up the Dalmation Coast towards Split, we pass crystal clear waters scattered with green islands. Meet with Roman heritage when you wander through the domain of Dicoletian's Palace in the city centre, complete with 220 buildings and an imposing cathedral. We stop in Zadar overnight and camps in Paklencia National Park, right beside the water. (B,D)

Vacation Day 34 - Zadar to Budapest (Twin Share Tent)
Cruise through s6tunning Paklencia National Park and pass Europe's largest lake, Lake Balaton, often dubbed the 'Hungarian Sea', before continuing on to the 'Paris of the East', Budapest. With two cities rolled into one, this town has a bit of everything. Buda and Pest sit on different sides of the riber, but bring togeth the stunning buildings and atmosphere that makes Budapest so romantic. (B,D)

Vacation Day 35 - Budapest (Twin Share Tent)
Our Local Guide knows all about Budapest’s bumpy history and will tell you more with a visit to the Liberation Monument.(B)

Vacation Day 36 - Budapest to Vienna (Twin Share Tent)
We head into the compact old town and check out its medieval castle. Our next stop is the cultural hub of Vienna. Tonight, we’ll head to the city’s famous amusement park,Prater Park, for a fun night of Ferris wheels, ghost trains and over 200 attractions. (B)

Vacation Day 37 - Vienna (Twin Share Tent)
Your Tour Manager starts the day by introducing the group to the city’s historical heritage. There’s the imperial grandeur of Schönbrunn Palace, the elegantly ornate State Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral – a gothic masterpiece. (B,D)

Vacation Day 38 - Vienna to Prague (Twin Share Tent)
Roll through Bohemia to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Český Krumlov. The town is all about old-world charm, cute shops, cosy cafes and winding cobblestone lanes. (B,D)

Vacation Day - 39 Prague (Twin Share Tent)
Prague is a beautiful and atmospheric city. It’s also pretty compact, so it’s best explored on foot. Get straight into Prague’s historic heart with your Tour Manager. You’ll walk together over the landmark Charles Bridge, through Hradcany Castle, the home of the original Bohemian Kings and to the gothic St Vitus Cathedral, along the way. (B)

Vacation Day 40 - Prague to Munich
This morning, travel southwest to the home of the world-famous Oktoberfest, Munich - a city that blends traditional Bavarian culture and modern lifestyle. Explore the heart of Munich’s Old Town with the crew, and head to Marienplatz. It’s a central gathering spot famous for the Glockenspiel - a gothic clock, complete with 32 dancing figures and 43 chiming bells. (B)

Vacation Day 41 - Munich (Twin Share Tent)
Give an optional bike tour a go and get off the beaten track and onto Munich’s side streets with our Local Guide. Remember one of history’s darkest moments with a sobering stop at Dachau concentration camp. Learn more as you walk around the site. (B,D)

Vacation Day 42 - Munich to Swiss Alps
Next stop: the jaw-droppingly beautiful alpine town of Lucerne. With covered wooden bridges, cobbled lanes and quaint buildings, Lucerne’s centre is perfect to explore on foot. (B,D)

Vacation Day 43 - Swiss Alps (Twin Share Tent)
It's a change of pace among Switzerland's massive alps. Take in the amazing views from the campsite. Opt to visit Jungfrau mountain, head up the sheer slopes of this UNESCO World Heritage listed site on a cog rail to Europe's highest railway station, and step out onto the "roof" of Europe for spine-tingling views. (B,D)

Vacation Day 44 - Swiss Alps to Heidelberg
Over the border and into Germany, we head to the university town of Heidelberg. Wander around, grab a late lunch and check out its famous baroque church. With free time this afternoon, you could relax at one of Heidelberg's pubs with some friends or climb the gothic church's spire for great views over this pretty town. Tonight, get out and about and experience a bit of the local studen lifestyle. (B)

Vacation Day 45 - Heidelberg to Amsterdam (Twin Share Tent)
The coach follows the Rhine River, weaving through valleys dotted with castles and vineyards. Next stop - the pretty, old-world village of St Goar, complete with fairy-tale castle and even a free-standing cuckoo clock! Learn about local know-how and get savvy on the craft of beer steins. (B,D)

Vacation Day 46 - Amsterdam (Twin Share Tent)
For your last night on tour, treat yourself to a feast at a rice table dinner with the group in a popular restaurant. With this fun way to eat, you’ll be served loads of dishes from colonial times. (B)

Vacation Day 47 - Amsterdam to London
All good things must come to an end and today is the end of your wonderful vacation. After breakfast, there will be a transfer for you to Schipol Airport (estimated arrival at 10:00 am) OR choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London with your Tour Manager and Driver and extend your stay. (B)

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All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Accommodation

  • 44 nights accommodation: 40 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses), 4 nights in hotel upgrade twin/triple share, +1 night on board a ferry
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging
  • Ferry crossings

Team

  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager, Driver & Cook team
  • Exclusive on-site teams at Villages
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

Food

  • 74 meals included in Food Fund:
  • 45 breakfasts
  • 29 dinners

Inclusions

    • 27 World Heritage Sites visited
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover
  • Exclusive 'Paris by Night' sightseeing tour
  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
  • See Château Versailles (entrance not included)
  • See Gaudi's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex
  • Walking tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
  • Visit the historic city of Arles
  • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur
  • Visit a French perfumery
  • See the Royal Palace in Monaco
  • Rub shoulders with the rich & famous with a visit to a Monte Carlo casino
  • See Juliet's Balcony and the Roman Arena
  • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice
  • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square
  • See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas
  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Discover the Secrets of Michelangelo's Florence – see where his David was gifted to the Florentines, Ponte Vecchio, the Medici Palace & much more on our locally guided walking tour of Florence
  • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria
  • Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration
  • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour
  • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona
  • See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City
  • Day trip by boat to the Isle of Capri
  • Scenic drive along the coast
  • Scenic drive along the coast
  • See the Venetian fortress in Corfu's old town
  • See the Corinth Canal
  • See the first modern Olympic Stadium
  • See the Acropolis
  • Fashion experience at Athens Designer Outlet Mall
  • Scenic coastal drive past Mt. Olympus
  • See the Spartan Memorial at Thermopylae
  • Pay tribute to heroes at Gallipoli & ANZAC Cove
  • Journey along the Sea of Marmara
  • Visit ANZAC Cove
  • Visit Lone Pine Cemetery
  • Visit Troy's Wooden Horse with a local guide
  • See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • See Lake Ohrid, one of Europe's oldest lakes & a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Scenic drive along the Croatian coastline
  • See the fortified city & the Old Port
  • See Diocletian's Palace in Split
  • Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge and Fisherman's Bastion
  • See Bratislava's medieval castle
  • Visit Vienna's Prater fun park
  • See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House
  • Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road
  • Visit the medieval town of Český Krumlov
  • See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square
  • Visit the Old Town Square and see the Astronomical Clock
  • Visit the Dachau concentration camp memorial
  • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz
  • Visit the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz
  • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
  • Scenic Alpine drive
  • See Heidelberg's medieval castle
  • Visit the riverside town St. Goar
  • Learn how beer steins are crafted
  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night
  • Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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