- 11 Day Camping Tour of Europe - Split to London
Europe doesn’t get much cooler than this! Beginning in wonderful Croatia, this tour hops between some of the most energetic, vibrant and trendy capitals on the continent. There’s history, architecture, culture and food to die for, but at the end of it all it’s the people and the vibe that you will remember longest.
Day 1: Split
We begin our tour on the Dalmatian coastline in the
Croatian city of Split. Day 1 is simply a joining day so you can arrive at any time. Later this evening you will meet your tour leader and he/she will give you a briefing about the tour, outline the plan for the next few days, answer any questions you may have and collect your ‘Local Fund’ payment in full in EUR€ cash.
Bursting with history and culture, Split was born after the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian was built some 1700 years ago. The palace, situated in what was once a small fishing village between the mountains and the crystal waters of the Adriatic, became the centre of one of Croatia’s most beautiful cities. The palace remains the focal point of Split and more than 3000 people still live between its walls. There are many museums and theatres to explore but if you need some fresh air you can’t go past a walk in the charming Marjan Forest Park (with excellent views of the old and new parts of the city) or some sun soaking on sandy Bacvice beach, located in the very heart of town. (D)
Day 2: Zagreb
We spend a night in the Croatian capital, Zagreb. Located at the crossroads of important routes between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe, Zagreb is now an intriguing blend of East and West Europe throbbing with energy and culture. The city’s Austro-Hungarian architecture is now home to numerous boutiques offering the designer labels from France and Italy. We have a walking tour including St Mark’s Church, the Baroque St Catherine’s Church, the neo-Gothic
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the famous cemetery of Mirogoj, one of the most beautiful in Europe with gorgeous mausoleums and English-style landscaping. (B,L,D)
Days 3-4: Budapest
Next is Hungary where we spend two nights in the
beautiful, romantic city of Budapest. The city is actually
split into the two districts of Buda and Pest which sit either side of the Danube River. We have a driving tour of the city taking in the highlights of both areas including Castle Hill, Matthius Church and Fisherman’s Bastion in the old city of Buda and the Liberation Monument, the much photographed parliament building and the fabulous St Stephens Basilica in the new commercial area of Pest. With its amazing variety of architectural styles, cruises on the river, Turkish baths and fabulous restaurants and bars on offer you won’t have any trouble filling your time here.
(Day 3 – B,L,D, Day 4 – B,L)
Days 5-6: Prague
Crossing into the Czech Republic, we travel through
Bohemia to reach Prague, the charming city of spires.
Sometimes a place that has been so talked up can prove disappointing but Prague really does deliver – just imagine everything you've heard and then double it! This city is simply beautiful from every angle and you can’t help but fall in love with it. We have a walking tour from the lofty heights of Hradcany Castle and St Vitus Cathedral (where you can get magical views over the city) to the bustling old town Square, enchanting Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square. There is no shortage of things to do in your free time whether you just want to sit in a café watching Prague go by, take a cruise on the beautiful Vltava River or visit the Jewish cemetery and synagogues in Josefov. By night there are many great bars and restaurants and plenty of pounding night clubs if you fancy a big night out.
(Day 5 – B,L, Day 6 – B,L,D)
Days 7-8: Berlin
Into Germany and to the capital, Berlin. Once famous as a divided city, the oppressive Berlin Wall fell more than 15 years ago however there’s still a distinct difference between the glamour of the west and the ragged east. Regardless Berlin is the true heart of Germany and has grand public buildings, glorious museums and theatres, stylish restaurants and a bustling nightlife. Our driving tour will introduce you to the Brandenburg Gate, Kaiser Wilhelm Church, Potsdamerplatz, the Victory Monument and Reichstag.
You’ll then have plenty of free time to visit the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, sample some sauerkraut and bratwurst and down a few steins of beer!
(Day 7 – B,L,D, Day 8 – B,L)
Days 9-10: Amsterdam
Our final destination is the Netherlands and vibrant
Amsterdam. Crammed with bicycles, museums, canals
and cafés and infamous for its liberal attitude, Amsterdam has lots to offer. We have a walking tour taking in all the highlights including historic Dam Square, the National Monument and Anne Frank’s house. There are also many fantastic art museums to explore including Van Gogh and the Rijks Museum. Known the world over for clogs and cheese, it wouldn’t be right to visit the Netherlands and not learn a bit more about their skills for making both so we
include cheese tasting and a visit to a factory to see how clogs are made!
(Days 9&10 – B,L,D)
Day 11: Calais – London
We depart Amsterdam after an early breakfast and drive through Belgium to Calais for our ferry back to England. Arriving in Dover we drive back to London (usually arriving early evening) where the tour ends – but the party doesn’t have to stop here and there’s bound to be an opportunity for one or two farewell drinks! (B)
Camping: 100% tents * Cabin upgrade (optional): 40% cabins; 60% tents– supplement: EUR 45 * 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners (shown as B, L, D in itinerary) * Transport: private fully equipped a/c coach * Crew: tour leader, driver & cook * Group size: average 20-30, max 45 (age 18-35) * Bonus sightseeing: Taste cheese and watch
clogs being made in Amsterdam * Driving Tours: Split, Zagreb, Budapest & Berlin * Walking Tours: Prague & Amsterdam]
From June to October - please enquire for available dates
£350 GBP per person (plus local fund 250 Euros) - BOOK NOW