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Play & Pause: Epic European

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 36 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-39 yrs
  • max group size 28
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-36716
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts London, England
  • Ends London, England
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Paris highlights drive
  • Visit to Loire Valley
  • Orientation walk of Bordeaux with Trip Leader
  • Wine tasting at Chateau du Taillan
  • Orientation walk of Carcassonne with Trip Leader
  • Visit Andorra
  • Barcelona highlights drive
  • Orientation walk of Nice with Trip Leader
  • Walking tour of Monaco with Trip Leader
  • Walking tour of Venice with Trip Leader
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Start and end in London, the trip "Play & Pause: Epic European" is a guided adventure trip that takes 36 days. You will visit Amsterdam, Mauthausen, Dubrovnik and 21 other destinations in 14 different countries. "Play & Pause: Epic European" is a group trip which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

The perfect mix of group activities and all-important YOU time. This? It’s basically the OG of Europe trips. 36 mind-blowing, jaw-dropping days of pure unadulterated Europe-ness. Take 17 countries, the sun-bleached coastlines of the Adriatic, the dizzying mountain peaks of the Swiss Alps and cities that have straight-up shaped the world’s history. And add in bags of free time to do whatever it is you came for. Discover Europe, discover yourself along the way. It’s a win-win.
  • Day 1 : London (England)
  • Day 2 : London – Paris (France)
  • Day 3 : Paris
  • Day 4 : Paris – Loire Valley – Bordeaux
  • Day 5 : Bordeaux – Carcassonne
  • Day 6 : Carcassonne – Andorra – Barcelona (Spain)
  • Day 7 : Barcelona
  • Day 8 : Barcelona – French Riviera (France)
  • Day 9 : French Riviera, including Monaco
  • Day 10 : French Riviera – Swiss Alps (Switzerland)
  • Day 11 : Swiss Alps
  • Day 12 : Swiss Alps – Venice (Italy)
  • Day 13 : Venice
  • Day 14 : Venice – Pisa – Florence
  • Day 15 : Florence – Rome
  • Day 16 : Rome
  • Day 17 : Rome
  • Day 18 : Rome – Overnight ferry to Corfu (Greece)
  • Day 19 : Corfu
  • Day 20 : Corfu
  • Day 21 : Corfu
  • Day 22 : Corfu – Tirana (Albania)
  • Day 23 : Tirana – Budva (Montenegro) – Dubrovnik (Croatia)
  • Day 24 : Dubrovnik
  • Day 25 : Dubrovnik – Zadar
  • Day 26 : Zadar – Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • Day 27 : Ljubljana – Budapest (Hungary)
  • Day 28 : Budapest
  • Day 29 : Budapest – Vienna (Austria)
  • Day 30 : Vienna – Mauthausen – Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Day 31 : Prague
  • Day 32 : Prague – Dresden (Germany) – Berlin
  • Day 33 : Berlin
  • Day 34 : Berlin – Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Day 35 : Amsterdam
  • Day 36 : Amsterdam – London (England)
  • 34 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double)
  • 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry
  • 35 Breakfasts
  • 11 Dinners
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Trip Leader throughout the tour
Optional Activities
  • FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change – prices are here to give you a rough idea.
  • Seine River cruise: from €10
  • Bike tour of Paris: from €30
  • Parisian cabaret show: from €75
  • Visit Château de Chambord: from €10
  • Flamenco show in Barcelona: from €15
  • Scenic excursion to Mt Titlis (summer only): from 92 CHF
  • Get a personalised trip T-shirt or hoodie: from €21
  • Guided tour of Vatican City: from €60
  • Sea kayaking around the ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik: from 230 HRK
  • Food tour of Ljubljana: from €46
  • Viennese orchestra experience: from €65
  • Viennese orchestra experience (dinner included): from €110
  • Local beer tasting in Prague: from 800 CZK
  • Third Reich walking tour: from €12
  • Berlin food tour: from €45
  • Bike tour of Amsterdam: from €25
  • Any international flights to/from London are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Play & Pause: Epic European tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Play & Pause: Epic European tour. You can cancel the tour up to 64 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 63 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 03 February 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 03 February 2023, a deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 63 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Play & Pause: Epic European tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Play & Pause: Epic European tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • The crew in this tours are trained in COVID-specific hygiene standards and equipped with the skills required to keep every traveller safe.
  • Coaches are immaculately cleaned before each trip starts and regularly throughout.
  • This trip requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 atleast 14 days before departure, unless you are medically exempt from having the vaccine.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to visit Italy?

    The best time to visit Italy is between the months of April and June as well as from September to October. The weather on the Italian Peninsula during these months is ideal for going out on sightseeing tours, hiking, and exploring treasures stretching from Palermo to the lagoons of Venice. Traveling to Italy during July and August is avoided by many because of the summer heat and crowds, while the period between November to March sees the fewest visitors in big cities. However, these months coincide with the prime skiing season in the Alps, while southern parts of Italy, such as Sicily, remain relatively warm during this time of year. Find more information here.

  • Will I need a visa to travel to Italy?

    Citizens of the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and Japan can visit Italy (along with the free-movement zone of Schengen in the EU) for 90 days as tourists without requiring a visa.

  • Is an Italian holiday expensive? How do the ATMs work in Italy? What is the currency of Italy?

    While it is true that Italy is not an expensive destination, it is not exactly a budget destination either. Your vacation funds will go much further in Italy than they would in Scandinavia or the UK, with daily budgets of around USD150 per person sufficient for mid-range travelers who do not want to miss out on any of the country’s most important sights. Most banks have ATM machines (called bancomat) with English language options. All you need to do is look for the US or the UK flag. Plus, most machines accept both Visa and Mastercard. Please keep in mind that you will withdraw your cash in euros, with EUR1 slightly more than its USD equivalent.

  • Is English spoken in Italy? Should I learn communication phrases in Italy?

    It was not too long ago that finding anyone who spoke English in Italy was an ordeal. This is not the case anymore. Most people in the cities have some understanding of the language, although numbers decrease as you move further into the countryside. Therefore, it is better to know a few basic phrases in Italian (per favore means please and grazi means thank you) if you are heading for the country. This will not only make your stay in the country easier but also ensure that you show respect to the people and their culture.

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