Flight Centre travel expert Kate Arnold from our Flight Centre Queenstown Store shares with us her experience on a TopDeck tour of Europe. From Frankfurt to London, find out how exciting a TopDeck tour is and what you can expect when travelling though Europe.
Our Topdeck experience started with an early morning departure from Frankfurt. We were taken through an overview of what to expect over the next few days, and introduced to our travel companions onboard the Topdeck coach.
First stop on the tour, the Drakau Concentration camp in Munich. This was a sobering reminder of the brutal history that had helped form this part of the world. In Munich’s City Centre, we walked the streets headed for the famous Hofbrauhaus Beer Hall, singing German beer songs and ate a giant pork knuckle & strudel.
Enroute to Switzerland, we passed through Austria and stopped for lunch in Lichtenstein, a beautiful tiny country. It uses the Swiss Franc for currency and you could be forgiven for thinking you were in Switzerland. You can even pay 2 Euros (about $4.00) and get a Lichtenstein stamp in your passports. And Lauterbrunnen, in the heart of Switzerland, where we were surrounded by towering peaks and stunning alpine scenery in this amazing little picture perfect town.
Next stop, Paris!!!
We were treated to a city lights tour of this stunning city that shines so brightly at night time. The highlight here was watching the Eiffel Tower light up on the hour and the coach tour around the Arc De triumph. There are so many gorgeous buildings, monuments and bridges.
Our final coach day was from Paris to London. We drove to Calais, across on the ferry to Dover and finally up to London. Here we gathered for drinks at a London pub and bid farewell to many of our travelling companions. The next day we squeezed in a short sightseeing tour of London before our flight home.
Topdeck tours are awesome... The included activities, suggestions, hints and tips were invaluable. I would suggest taking part in the optional activities as you will get some amazing value for money. Topdeck have no tipping, more included meals and friendly and helpful staff! Nothing was too much trouble, and everything was fun!
Looking for more information on Europe Tour deals or cheap flights to Europe? Contact Flight Centre travel expert Kate Arnold at our Flight Centre Rotorua store or one of our 135 stores nationwide. Ph 0800 38 44 38.