Contiki Vs. Top Deck Tours

I’ve been wanting to write a blog post about these two tour companies for ages! When I was in the stages of planning my trip around the world, I knew I wanted to do a tour across the states but I was having a hard time deciding what one. I’d heard so many different views…

Day 55 – Belgium – London

5th October 2015 Today was our last day together on our Top Deck tour! We left Amsterdam early in the morning and said goodbye to some of the people on the tour who were staying in Amsterdam. It was a bit of a drive to Belgium but we got there with a just over an…

Day 54 – Amsterdam 2

I am sooo behind on my blogs. I blame it on being sick. 😥😩 I keep sleeping in for ages in the morning and then being too busy all day to actually sit down and write anything. So our second day in Amsterdam! We had to get up a little early as there was an…

Day 53 – The Netherlands, Amsterdam #1

Oh heeey Amsterdam! The country where you can smoke all the weed you like, choose to legally end your own life and get married to the same sex. I love this country! They are so laid back and practical about life that I can understand why everyone is so happy and chilled out there. I…

Day 52 – Rhine Valley

We weren’t lucky enough to have a sleep in on this crisp Friday Morning in Munich. It was bags on the bus by 8am! We did however have quite a yummy breakfast at the hostel. They had fresh bread in the forms of rolls and all these slices of ham and salami laid out with…

Day 51 – Munich

As our whole Top Deck tour wanted to go to Oktoberfest we left Venice at 5.30am to make the 7 hour drive to Munich, Germany. We had a stop off in Austria which was actually really nice with all their mountains and stuff. We stopped off at a gas station/bakery and they had the nicest…

Day 50 – Venice, Italy

On Wednesday we had a full free day in Venice. To get a ride into the city (where all the water is) we had to be on the bus by 9am. We got dropped off by a different driver than our usual Top Deck one and took the train into Venice where our tour manager…

Day 49 – Venice, Italy

We were off to Venice on Tuesday 🍕🍝 The Floating City in Italy! It’s famous for it’s art and architecture as well as the many canals separating the 118 small islands on which it was built in the fifth century. There are no cars or roadways so I was very excited to how everyone gets…

Day 48 – Switzerland

Monday: Today our tour company Top Deck had an optional activity for a train ride up to Jungfrau which is one of the main summits of the Bernese Alps. It’s 3,466 meters above sea level on the boundary between the cantons of Bern and Valais, halfway between Interlaken (where we were staying) and Fiesch. Even after I’ve explained all that,…

Day 47 – Switzerland

This won’t be a very long blog because I didn’t do much but sit on a bus. When I woke up on my last day in Paris, Kara, Kelly and I took  our bags down stairs for the bus and then went out for a breakfast at a cafe for our last morning. We have…

Day 46 – Paris

Bonjour from Paris!! Today was my second day in the city of love on my Top Deck Tour. Our driver from our tour was taking everyone into the city so we had to be on the bus by 9.15am – which isn’t that early. However I woke up still feeling sick from my flu so considered…

Day 45 – Paris

For those of you who’ve come here to read about my Top Deck Experience, it all starts here! Refer back to my previous posts under ‘United Kingdom’ about my few days in London before the Top Deck started 🙂 I stayed at The Wombats Hostel in London which is where the Top Deck started from…