Get a FREE activity voucher to spend in Sydney >

Europe Express 2025

The best of Europe on one whirlwind tour

Book now for £49

Was £1,845

£1,384

1384
23 people have been looking at this trip recently
Travellers sat on railing near amsterdam canals

Group Size: Avg 47

Trip code: CTEE25

Duration: 10 days

7 countries
Coach transport
Mostly hostel accommodation

Adventures don’t have to be long to be amazing! This European tour is the perfect trip for the time-strapped traveller who doesn’t want to compromise on experience. Our whistle-stop tour takes you through Europe’s most amazing sights with a gang of like-minded travel mates. Check out Venice’s timeless canals, go large in Munich’s beer halls, see Paris’ twinkling lights on a twilight tour, and breathe in the fresh mountain air in Austria and the Swiss Alps. With all on-trip transport and accommodation included, and a ready-made group of mates, all you’ve got to do is show up and have a great time. 

If you are looking to travel in 2024, please see our Europe Express 2024 itinerary

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the magic of Paris at night with a twilight tour
  • Take a private Motoscafo ride on Venice’s iconic lagoon
  • Discover mountain views and chocolate box architecture in the Swiss Alps
  • Taste eiswein and explore fairy-tale castles in the Rhine Valley
  • Explore Amsterdam’s pretty canals, vintage boutiques, and lively nightlife
Gap 360 Trip Notes

Want to read it later?

Download more trip information and detailed itinerary

100% Financially Secure
We have provided financial bonds which guarantee that your money is totally safe with Gap 360 Ltd.
What's included
  • 9 nights’ accommodation
  • 9 breakfasts & 4 dinners
  • Coach transport
  • Tour leader
  • Driver team
  • Local guides
  • White cliffs of Dover
  • River Rhine
  • Lorelei Rock
  • Innsbruck visit
  • Private motoscafo ride
  • Paris twilight tour
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Some meals
  • Optional activities
Further trip information

Day 1: London to Amsterdam (Netherlands). Hop on the coach in London and hit the highway to Dover where we’ll cross the Channel to France. Travel through Belgium before arriving in iconic Amsterdam. Take an optional ‘flight’ on Europe’s highest swing before exploring the infamous Red Light District, or checking out the microbreweries.

Day 2: Amsterdam. Get to know Amsterdam better at your own pace today. Drift down the city’s waterways on an optional canal cruise, or go full Dutch with an optional clogs, Edam, and dinner experience. This evening, go large or go home – it’s your last chance to enjoy the city’s nightlife.

Day 3: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley (Germany). We’re back on the coach today, en route to Germany’s Rhine Valley. Explore the surrounding area’s riverside towns and fairy-tale castles, before heading underground for an optional wine tasting in a candle-lit cellar.

Day 4: Rhine Valley to Munich. Shake off last night’s wine tasting with a visit to Lorelei Rock, where legend has it that a mermaid once lured fishermen to their deaths. Then travel to Germany’s capital in time for an optional bike tour before sampling some Bavarian brews in a traditional beer garden.

Day 5: Munich to Venice (Italy), via Innsbruck (Austria). We’ll take the scenic route to Italy with a stop in the mellow city of Innsbruck, Austria where we’ll check out the chocolate box buildings before arriving in Venice in time for an evening of pasta, palazzos, and prosecco.

Day 6: Venice. Buongiorno Venice! Board our private motoscafo boat and cruise the canals past marble palazzos and picturesque bridges. Then take a romantic gondola ride, or explore the city’s hidden secrets with a local guide, before rounding off your day with an optional Venetian dinner.

Day 7: Venice to Interlaken (Switzerland). We’re back on the road again today. We’ll pass Lake Como as we leave Italy, and the views just keep on coming as we roll. Spend tonight in the charming town of Interlaken where we’ll explore its chocolate boutiques, and well-preserved Old Town.

Day 8: Interlaken to Paris (France). Cross into France today and roll through Burgundy on the way to the iconic capital. We’ll take a magical night-time tour of the city when we arrive, from the Eiffel Tower to the Champs Élysées.

Day 9: Paris. Enjoy the wonders of Paris today from its leafy boulevards and world-class art galleries to its famed perfumeries. It’s our last night together so why not go out with an optional gastronomic experience at a typical French bistro followed by some cabaret?

Day 10: Paris to London (England). Enjoy a last bit of Parisian fun with your new mates before boarding the coach for one last time and heading back over the Channel to the UK. We’ll leave you in London where you can say your goodbyes before heading home to plan next year’s trip!

If you are looking to travel in 2024, please see our Europe Express 2024 itinerary

Real customer reviews
Facebook Group Discussion

Hey, just wondering is anyone doing the Incredible Iceland on the 20th of November? 💙

Has anyone done the Ultimate Croatia trip before? Trying to plan when is best to go! ⛵️☀️

Hey, I've just booked the European Getaway for October 12th! Is anyone else booked on? It's my first time solo travelling so would be nice to make a group chat with some others 😊

Booking options

The prices will load here automatically, if this does not happen for you: Click here to view Prices

If you are looking to travel in 2024, please see our Europe Express 2024 itinerary

Online booking is unavailable for this trip

Online booking isn't currently available but if you'd like to enquire please use the form below. Alternatively if you'd like to discuss alternate trips or if you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
Call us on: 01892 527392
Email us at: [email protected]
Arrival information

Meet your group in central London at around 4.45am on day 1 before hopping on the coach to travel to France. As the tour will start very early in the morning so you should arrive in London the day before the tour starts.

Your trip ends on day 10 and we’ll deliver you back to London on the coach. As the times of the ferry can vary, but we aim to get the group back by 6:30pm. However we strongly recommend you stay an extra night in London after your tour ends. Please contact a travel advisor for info on how to book extra nights.

Accommodation & meals

Accommodation

9 nights’ accommodation are included on this trip. You’ll spend 7 nights in hostels (in dorm-style, single-sex rooms with between 4 to 6 people) and 2 nights in hotels (twin rooms).

Meals

9 breakfasts and 4 dinners are included on this trip. You’ll need to buy any other meals, snacks and drinks yourself. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements. 

Minimum age & eligibility

This trip is designed for travellers aged 18-35.

British citizens can travel to countries in the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. This applies if you travel as a tourist, to visit family or friends, to attend business meetings, cultural or sports events, or for short-term studies or training.

Your passport must be issued less than 10 years before the date you enter the country (check the ‘date of issue’) and be valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’).

Please note: Visa rules are subject to change. Please check for the most up to date information before you travel.

Trips making a positive impact Learn more