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22 days - Best of Europe Tour

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A medieval city by the sea: Dubrovnik, Croatia.

See the highlights of Europe in just 22 days on our Europe coach tour. Starting out in the city of London, we head to Paris, a truly iconic European capital. From the Louvre to Notre-dame or the Champs Elysées, a trip to Paris is a must-do on anyone's list. After l'amour de Paris our Europe coach tour heads across the Swiss Alps to stay in a mountain village with fresh air aplenty to fill your lungs and whet your appetite for Swiss chocolate. 

Once you've indulged your sweet tooth our Europe tour transports you to Pisa and Florence where you can tuck into pasta, pizza and Tuscan wine to your heart's content as you see the famous Leaning Tower, the Duomo in Florence before heading to Rome for a step back in time. Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain or walk in the footsteps of gladiators at the Coliseum. Next it's Pompeii and an Adriatic cruise to Dubrovnik, the jewel of the Croatian Riviera with monasteries, churches and tiny side streets to explore at your leisure.

From Dubrovnik we head to Bosnia-Herzegovina to visit the famous town of Mostar with its Roman, Greek, Croatian and Ottoman history. Next stop on our 22 day European tour is Northern Croatia and the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park.  You are sure to enjoy Ljubljana, before we head back to Italy to the canals, pizzas and ice creams of Venice. Once you've seen the hustle and bustle of Venice, we head to Vienna, home to the world famous opera, Mozart, Beethoven and St Stephen's Cathedral, and then to Hungary's beautiful capital city, Budapest. 

The 22 day European tour then takes you to Bratislava and Prague before heading to Germany to see the wonderful city of Munich. The tour continues north to the vineyards of the Rhine Valley, where you are sure to enjoy the included cruise.  To cap off the tour, we head to the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam and then Bruges, Belgium before heading back to London.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Visit Paris

Welcome to your 22 day tour! You have chosen an itinerary which will see you celebrating the best of east, central and western Europe! Departing London, you will be escorted across the English Channel, until you meet the French countryside. In good...

time, you shall be exploring one of the most famous, cultural, iconic and cosmopolitan cities on the planet - Paris - 'The City of Lights and Love'. Expat Explore will introduce you to all the key Parisian sites on a relaxing coach tour of the city. Keep an eye out for such iconic landmarks as the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and Notre Dame - take a mental note of what you wish to explore more on your free day. The evening will be spent having a welcome dinner in the Montmarte area of Paris, so you can get to know your fellow explorers a bit more. The rest of the evening is yours to embrace however you wish.

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Day 2: A free day in Paris

Bonjour! A whole free day in Paris and so much to see and do. Whether you are into history, art, culture, fashion or simply soaking up the atmosphere, Paris is a city which brings it all together, and is one of the easiest cities to navigate. For...

art buffs, head to the the Louvre (home to the ‘Mona Lisa’) otherwise, Montmatre, the highest point in the city, offers a historical starting point for many famous and local artists, as well as classic French cafe culture and stunning views of the city. The Sacre Coeur also offers amazing vistas of the sprawling metropolis, and invites you in to rest your feet and soak up the peace and quiet, and stunning architecture. The Seine River is the backbone of the capital, and flows through the heart of the city. The banks are peppered with book sellers and market stalls - stroll with the locals if you wish. Why not experience a Seine River cruise, which offers an alternative perspective of the city, as well as educational commentary on the history of this amazing city. Of course there is the most iconic man-made structure in Europe - the Eiffel Tower, along with an example of stunning gothic architecture - the Notre Dame cathedral. For the ‘young at heart‘, Paris Disneyland is the perfect choice, and if your passion is fashion, the Champs Elysees won’t disappoint. Your Expat Explore tour leader is brimming with ideas and local knowledge, so that you can get the best out of your time here. Don’t forget to find out where you can sample such French delicacies as frogs legs and snails - not your typical garden variety...

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Day 3: Visit Switzerland

‘Au revoir’ France...You are heading for the hills! Any goose bumps you get today will only be partially due to the drop in temperature, as the scenery you will encounter today, is simply jaw dropping. Your Expat Explore coach will take you...

into the Swiss Alps, and every turn of these mountain roads will leave you in awe. Once in the heart of the famous Jungfrau Alpine Region, you will check into your mountain village accommodation, where you can enjoy the views. One of the most visited places in the Alps, it is also a World Heritage site, and there are plenty of reasons to charge your cameras in preparation for tomorrow. Enjoy your dinner together, and maybe take evening stroll through the mountain village.

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Day 4: A free day in the Swiss Alps

Are you excited!! It’s a guaranteed snow day!! For 365 days of the year, Jungfraujoch is the home to snow, and today you have the option to explore the ‘Top of Europe’ on one of our most popular excursions! Cameras at the ready, you will be...

shuttled to the highest railway station in Europe, passing beautiful Swiss mountain views as you climb. The train journey is a highlight in itself and the rewards for your journey will be greatly appreciated. This 4000m glacier is truly magnificent, and the combination of ice, snow, rock and epic views will stay with you for life. Once at the top, frolic as you will - snowball fights, snowmen, or snow angels! Alternatively, for those who wishing to spend their free day exploring the local sights, you can head to the village of Interlaken, and spend the day exploring the local cafes and shops, do a spot of sightseeing and souvenir shopping. Ask a local where to find the best fondue and of course the famous Swiss chocolate.

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Day 5: Visit Pisa and Tuscany

The gloves are off! Time to swap snow for gelato, as you continue your European tour, from your mountain adventure towards stunning Italian vistas. Make sure you prepare your camera for a photo opportunity of a lifetime when we stop at the Leaning...

Tower of Pisa! This world famous, 56m, 840 year old Bell tower, is immaculately presented, and it can be a test of your creativity to try to ‘push’ the Leaning Tower back up, in one of your cleverly crafted photos. A world heritage UNESCO site, The Leaning Tower is visited by millions of tourists every year, and is one of the most popular cultural European landmarks. Once back on the coach, you will head for the exquisite Tuscan region - famous for wine, food, art and architecture. After checking in to your hotel in Montecatini Terme, a spa town north-west of Florence, you are free to roam the local cafes and restaurants deciding where you will sample the wonderful Italian cuisine and maybe a local wine or two.

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Day 6: Visit Florence and Rome

There is more of Italy to see! Firstly, you will continue through the Tuscan region to the birthplace of Renaissance - the city of Florence, and then on to the capital of the nation - Rome! Once in Florence, a local guide will show you the sights...

on a walking tour of the city. History oozes out of every pore of this artistic and cultural centre - the city is home to Michaelangelo’s ‘David’. It is no wonder that so many past and present artists find their way here to be inspired. Once you have boarded the coach, you shall be whisked to one of the most awe-inspiring cities in the world - It’s off to Rome! This European metropolis buzzes with activity, tradition, passion, and an energy of its own. Our local Roman tour guide, will take you by the hand and proudly introduce you to the locations which make this city so beloved and famous. The Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Roman Forum and the Coliseum...just for starters! Whilst at the Trevi Fountain, toss a coin over your shoulder, and legend has it, that you will return to Rome again one day. (what a great investment!) On the way to your accommodation, you can start to plan what to do with your free day. Enjoy your meal - Bon Appetite! Tomorrow will be epic!

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Day 7: A free day in Rome

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but luckily you have a free one in which to explore the Italian capital to your hearts content. The city centre boasts ancient ruins, historical landmarks, religious buildings and a buzz like no other. Today is a...

perfect opportunity to take advantage of an optional excursion to visit the Vatican City - the smallest country in the world! Inside the walls, you can visit Michelangelo’s painting within the Sistine Chapel, as well as numerous other famous art pieces dotted around the buildings. We get there early ahead of the crowds so you will still have the afternoon and evening free to enjoy the city. The Colosseum is spectacular, and once accommodated 55,000 spectators. Those wishing to enter will not only be rewarded with fabulous views of the city, but also an unbelievable feeling of drifting backwards in time, to when gladiators, chariots and lions dominated the arena. Another feature of Rome is the constant aroma of Italian food and coffee spilling out from the cafes. One of the best areas for sampling authentic Roman food is in Trastevere where restaurants, favoured by the locals, serve original and classic dishes you may not find elsewhere. You will be made to feel very welcome here, and the authenticity of the cuisine is a reflection of the people who serve it to you. Whatever you do, take your time and don’t rush. Remember that coin you threw in to the Trevi Fountain last night?...it means you will be back again someday to catch up on what you may miss. Enjoy!

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Day 8: Visit Pompeii and board an Adriatic Cruise to Dubrovnik, Croatia

Today, your Italian adventure continues with a drive through stunning countryside, to one of the most famous archeological sites in Europe. Heading to Pompeii, you will be greeted by a local tour guide, who shall lead you through this perfectly...

preserved ancient city. It fell victim to the wrath of Mount Vesuvius, a volcano which erupted in 79AD with violent force, burying the city in pumics and ash. Pompeii is a UNESCO heritage site and welcomes over 260 million visitors every year. Ready for an overnight cruise to Croatia? After your tour, you will head to the coastal town of Bari, where you will board your ferry, and cruise across the Adriatic Sea, to the city of Dubrovnik.

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Day 9: Visit Dubrovnik

As you cruise into port, prepare for a Dubrovnik welcome! We have a local tour guide, waiting to show you the sights, and acquaint you with this stunning walled city, with a maritime history dating back to the Middle Ages. Famous Croatian poets,...

writers, playwrights, scientists and mathematicians hailed from Dubrovnik, and the city itself is a tapestry of spectacular architecture - including churches, monasteries, fountains and museums. The marble streets will guide you through the historical ‘old town’, and if you wish to wash your cares away with a swim in the Adriatic, your tour guide will let you know the best beaches to visit. You have plenty of time to explore, so don’t rush as you have a full free day tomorrow.

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Day 10: A free day in Dubrovnik; optional excursion to Montenegro.

A whole day to explore Dubrovnik? What bliss! With most of the main attractions located within the city walls in the ‘old town’, it is very easy to plan your day and navigate the streets. The City walls themselves are a highlight - offering...

wonderful views of the city and surrounding landscapes (best in the morning or late afternoon, if it is hot). There are a number of museums, including the Maritime Museum, which are extremely popular with history buffs and those with a love of architecture. Want the best views of the ‘old town’ and islands? Catch the cable car to the top of Mount Srdj and enjoy! It is highly recommended for a scenic sunset photo or two. For those who really want to explore further afield, you can choose our optional excursion to Montenegro! Take a full day to experience one of Europe’s lesser-visited gems. There is natural beauty and a rich history, waiting to be discovered as we drive through countryside to the UNESCO heritage listed town of Kotor. Once back in Dubrovnik, enjoy an evening relaxing in one of the many bars and restaurants, especially the ones with fantastic views of the sea or city walls.

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Day 11: Visit Mostar (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and Northern Croatia

Today you will toast Bosnia-Herzegovina and head to the Balkan town of Mostar, before heading back to the Croatian coast to complete your day. Mostar is an enchanting and historical place, which offers a splattering of numerous religious buildings...

and churches, and a vast collection of Roman, Greek, Croatian and Ottoman influences. A local guide will escort you on a walking tour of the town, explaining the most significant landmarks and history, whilst you take in the uniqueness and beauty surrounding you. After your Mostar tour we will take you to your hotel in Northern Croatia either in the Liga region or Paklenica National Park.

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Day 12: Visit Northern Croatia and Ljubljana.

Your European tour continues today with a mix of sublime scenery and a stunning Slovenian capital. Today you will be treated to some of the most picturesque natural landscapes in the whole of Europe. The Plitvice Lakes National Park is known...

internationally for its cascading lakes, waterfalls and dynamic landscape. We will take you into the reserve, so you can stroll along the boardwalks and marvel at the incredible natural scenery of Croatia’s largest national park. This is one of the most beautiful stops on the tour and is home to numerous rare animals, so make sure you have plenty of space in your cameras! After your brush with nature, it’s off to the pint-size city of Ljubljana in Slovenia. A local guide will escort you on a walking tour of this fairytale city, pointing out the numerous bridges and brilliantly preserved baroque, gothic and medieval architecture. The rest of the afternoon and evening is yours to spend as you wish. In your free time, you may wish to visit St Nicholas Church (built in the 13th century). After dinner, why not take a stroll or visit one or two of the many local bars.

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Day 13: Visit Venice

In the morning, you will say your goodbyes to Ljubljana, and head back into Italy, to visit one of the most unique cities in the world - Venice! Perched across 118 islands, and known for it’s canals, piazzas, art, traditional glass and lace...

making, and of course, gondolas, your tour leader will introduce you to the city with an orientation tour so you can use your free time to explore as you wish. St Marks Square, Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge are world famous sights, and great to explore in the daylight. When the sun sinks and the last rays of sun throw out that familiar Italian glow over the city, relax and watch the crowds in the piazzas, or indulge in a sunset harbour cruise in a water taxi. The evening is yours to enjoy authentic Italian delights, with hundreds of fantastic local restaurants and bars to choose from. After an espresso, explore Venice the traditional way - from the canals. An evening gondola ride is unique to this city and gives you a completely different perspective and appreciation for this amazing place.

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Day 14: Visit Vienna

Wave goodbye to Italy, and continue your European tour, across the border into Austria to visit two of its most prominent cities. Your first stop is Graz, Austria’s second-largest city, and you will have a chance to stretch your legs and take in...

the local sights. However, the highlight for the day is Vienna - boasting some of Europe’s most impressive architecture, and a cultural heritage steeped in glorious flamboyance and style. Home to Sigmund Freud, the Vienna boys choir, a clutch of the worlds most celebrated composers (...try Mozart, Beethoven & Brahms), the United Nations and OPEC, the city centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001. Take a glance at the famous Schonbrunn Palace as you approach Vienna, and once you have arrived, explore the centre on your guided walking tour of the city. Taking in the Golden Mile, Imperial Castle and St Stephen’s Cathedral, allow the history to wash over you and marvel at Vienna’s significance in modern and ancient history.

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Day 15: Visit Budapest

Feeling Hungary? Today you meet Budapest - cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and the magical Hungarian capital. Straddling the historic Danube River, Budapest is well preserved, and boasts numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites....

Its natural geo-thermal springs are a highlight and the city hosts millions of tourists every year, who wish to indulge in its mind-blowing architecture and picturesque surroundings. Enjoy your Expat Explore driving tour of the city, and then use your free afternoon to explore. Make sure you catch the sunset with an evening stroll along the Danube, grab a bite to eat on the banks of the river, and then find some local entertainment. Unforgettable...

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Day 16: Visit Bratislava and Prague

Continuing on your journey of Eastern Europe, today you will head north towards the Slovakian capital of Bratislava for a quick stop. Also located on the Danube River, the city is a melting pot of numerous nationalities and religions, and so...

explains the very relaxed and down to earth nature of its residents. Then, it is time to Czech out Prague! On the road to the Czech Republic, it is time to get excited about what lays ahead. Prague is an unforgettable city, which stays in your memory long after other locations have faded. The historic centre was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992, and your walking tour will introduce you to many locations, which you will want to explore in more depth on your free day tomorrow. For dinner experience authentic Czech cuisine at our local restaurant on your first night in Prague.

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Day 17: A free day in Prague

The day is yours to treat yourself to the fairytale magic of Prague - often aptly described as the "Jewel in the Crown" of central Europe. Prague has an essence which combines youthful inquisitiveness and old world wisdom. Highlights of the day...

might include the majestic Prague Castle, the famous Charles Bridge (you need to also see the views from the bridge at night - simply stunning...), the ‘Old Town’ and the Jewish Quarter. There is also a ‘Secret Garden’ which leads to a man-made grotto - see if you can find it! The Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square is a ‘must see’ - the intricate puppetry and show which is performed on the hour, draws hundreds of people throughout the day and night. Prague's dramatic history is reflected in the beauty of the architecture of churches, opera houses, concert halls and parks. There are numerous beer halls in which to sample a local brew, and for those who wish to put your stamp on the city, why not visit legendary Lennon wall - a tribute to John Lennon and words of peace, which is added to on a daily basis by the thousands of visitors to the city. Did we mention ‘fairytale’ city earlier? Go easy, and enjoy!

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Day 18: Visit Munich

Onwards and westwards, today you continue towards the border into Germany. However, before you leave the last of the Czech Republic, you will have the opportunity to sample a local Pilsner, on your tour of the Plzen Pilsner Brewery. Arriving in...

Munich, an orientation walking tour of the city centre will have you learning about what makes this city tick. With much of the centre having to be restored after WW2, the modern and ancient history of Munich is fascinating, and the appreciation of the effort to rebuild the German capital is gilded with respect. After your excursion, the evening takes a lighter, more sociable turn. Every year, Munich plays host to one of the most famous beer festivals in the world - Oktoberfest! To give you a taste, this evening you will dine in a traditional beer hall, and enjoy a local stein on us! Prost!

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Day 19: Visit Dachau and The Rhine Valley

Your Europe tour may have you on emotional highs and lows, today. Your departure from your hotel today will take you on a more serious turn with regard to modern history...an opportunity to visit the first ever concentration camp, which was...

operational during the Nazi occupation. Opened in 1933 by Heinrich Himmler, Dachau is located 16 km from Munich in a beautiful, medieval township, and was originally intended as a holding place for political prisoners and a prototype for further camps. There were many human atrocities which stain the grounds here, and the crunch of the stones beneath your feet as you wander the compound and replica buildings, act as a reminder of the fear which must have been felt by the thousands of people who were imprisoned here. The museum houses photos and documents of the camps’ history from 1933 until it was shut down in 1945, and all displays are represented in an educational, honest way, and provide a truly moving and emotional experience about this darker time in Germany’s modern history. Once back on the coach, you will continue to one of the most picturesque sections of the Rhine River. The Rhine Valley is nestled to the north of Munich and boasts the highest concentration of castles and vineyards in Europe. Just for you, we have organised a Rhine Valley river cruise, so that you can relax, take in the scenery and medieval townships, whilst filling your lungs with crisp, fresh country air. As you dock at a quaint gothic village, you will be checked into your hotel, and enjoy a lovely German dinner. Afterwards, why not take an evening stroll along the banks of the river, or explore the village? There is a world famous Cuckoo Clock waiting to be discovered, and a shop bearing the world’s largest beer stein!

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Day 20: Visit Amsterdam

This morning we leave Germany, and continue your Europe tour into the Netherlands, where you will be given an opportunity to indulge three of the most iconic Dutch products - cheese, clogs and windmills! A very entertaining cheese and clog making...

display, will keep you entertained and wanting to sample the cheesy flavours and ‘klompen’ (the Dutch word for ‘clogs’) A quick visit to the windmill for a photo and then where off to the hotel. After checking into, you will be escorted to the centre of Amsterdam for a twilight canal cruise. Complete with pizza and ice cream, you will explore the city, drifting past famous landmarks, underneath the low bridges, and learning about Amsterdam’s development. Afterwards, join your Expat tour leader on a walking tour of the infamous Red Light District, and then you are free to explore the city to your hearts content. The cafes, restaurants and bars will be buzzing with activity and atmosphere

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Day 21: A free day in Amsterdam

No rest for the wicked. There is much to see and do in Amsterdam! The city very picturesque but also bohemian in nature. The streets are full of museums, shopping, and unusual architecture. Take notice of the older, slender canal buildings which...

lean forward - this is so that furniture can be hoisted on a pulley up to the top window because the buildings are too narrow to get furniture up the stairs! The Anne Frank Museum and original house is a favorite amongst tourists, and other recommended sights include the Oude Kerk (Old Church - located in the Red Light District) and Waterlooplein, which is a permanent market renown for unusual second hand goods, jewellery and art. Alternatively, wander the canals and enjoy the local cafes. Just watch out for the bicycles - they rule the streets!

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Day 22: Visit Bruges and return to London

After your Amsterdam adventure, you have one more stop before you set off for the UK. The Belgian city of Bruges, is small but picturesque, with breathtaking architecture and a wonderful personality. Described as the ‘Venice of the North’, take...

some time to stretch your legs and indulge in a spot of sightseeing. After your visit, you will then be on your way back to London, crossing the English Channel on the way. This is the perfect time to exchange contact details with new friends and travel buddies as you prepare to disembark in the capital. Make sure you upload the highlights of your 22 day Best of Europe tour onto our Facebook page, and we look forward to having you on tour with us again soon.

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Tour Experiences


Details of the Experiences you'll enjoy on your 'Best of Europe' tour.

Paris

1 Included Experience, 3 Optional Experiences

Included: Driving Tour of Paris

Driving tour of this famous city where you may see L’Opéra Garnier, the Tuileries Gardens, Place de la Concorde, Hotel de Ville, The River Seine, l'Ile de la Cite, the Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Lovers Bridge, Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Pigalle (the Red Light District) and see the Moulin Rouge.

Optional Excursions: 

  • River Seine Cruise  
  • Cabaret Show
  • Montparnasse Tower

Other places of interest you could visit in your free time:

  • Disneyland Paris  
  • Notre Dame
  • Rodin Museum
  • Louvre
  • Sainte-Chapelle
  • Catacombs
  • Pantheon
  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • The Arab Institute
  • Orangerie Museum
  • Latin Quarter
  • Place de la Bastille
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Eiffel Tower
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Jungfrau, Switzerland

1 Included Experience, 4 Optional Experiences

Included: Scenic Mountain Drive 

Spectacular views as we drive through mountain passes and alongside lakes, breath-taking mountain vistas and scenic views of quaint Swiss towns.

Optional Excursions:

  • Train to Jungfrau ‘Top of Europe’
  • White-water River Rafting
  • Sky-diving
  • Paragliding

Other places of interest you could visit in your free time:

  • Interlaken – situated between two lakes in the heart of the Jungfrau mountain region.  Amazing views and a great place to enjoy a traditional Swiss fondue in one of the many restaurants.  Along with the restaurants and bars you can shop for some great souvenirs – of course including the famous Swiss chocolate, the choice of flavours and combinations is truly astounding.
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Pisa

1 Included Experience

Included: View the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Your chance to see the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, or even take some iconic pictures of you ‘holding up’ the tower.

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Florence

1 Included Experience

Included: Walking Tour of Florence

The capital city of the Tuscan region of Italy and considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance.   We will take you on a walking tour with a professional local guide where you will see Florence's Baptistery, Bell Tower, Gates of Paradise, Brunelleschi's Dome, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio.

Other places of interest you could visit in your free time:

  • Galleria degli Uffizi
  • Galleria dell' Academia
  • Santa Croce
  • Piazza della Republica
  • Piazza Santa Croce
  • Leather Market
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Rome

1 Included Experience, 1 Optional Experiences

Included: Walking tour of Rome. 

Rome has so much to see and do we can’t list everything here but your walking tour of Rome with a professional local guide will give you a great start for further exploration in your free time.   You will see the Coliseum, Roman Forum, Arch of Septimus Severus, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona (Fountain of the Quattro Fiumi) and the Spanish steps.

Optional Excursions:

  • Vatican City - Take a guided tour around the amazing art works in the Vatican Museums and bask in the beauty of Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Tour includes queue jumping privileges for both the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica.

 

Other places of interest you could visit in your free time:

  • Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Vatican Museums
  • Villa Borghese
  • Villa Borghese bike rental (in the park)
  • Catacombs
  • Saint Peter Basilica
  • Saint Peter Cupola (tower) Campidoglio / Cordonata / Palazzo Nuovo & Senatorio: Famous sights around Capitoline Hill
  • Castel St Angelo
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Trastevere
  • Capitoline Hill
  • Campo dei Fiori
  • Piazza Venezia - Vittoriano
  • Coliseum
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Pompeii

1 Included Experience

Included: Visit to Pompeii

Tour this amazing ancient World Heritage site with a professional local guide. See firsthand the immense destruction the eruption of Mount Vesuvius caused in AD 79.

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Dubrovnik

1 Included Experience, 1 Optional Experience

Included: Walking tour of Dubrovnik

On arrival in the coastal city of Dubrovnik we’ll take a guided walking tour of the old town, stolling the marble streets and getting a feel for this amazingly scenic city.

Optional Excursions:

  • Montenegro – take a full-day excursion to one of Europe’s lesser-known gems, discovering the natural beauty and rich history of the city of Kotor. 

Other places of interest you could visit in your free time:

  • The Cable Car – Reopened after 19 years, the cable car takes you up to Mt Srđ from just north of the city walls. Get a great view of the Old Town and the Adriatic horizon.
  • The Adriatic Sea – Banje Beach: This is the closest beach to the Old Town, right outside Ploče Gate.
  • Dubrovnik City Walls
  • Old Town open-air cinema – open in July and August. Schedule available from Sloboda Cinema
  • Dubrovnik String Quartet – Concerts given throughout Autumn on Monday nights at St Saviour church.
  • Lazareti – a cultural centre hosting gigs, club nights, cinema nights and other interesting events.

 

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Mostar

1 Included Experience

Included: Guided walking tour of Mostar

Take in the scenery in this charming medieval Balkan town.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

1 Included Experience

Included: Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park

A breathtaking region of natural beauty, the lushly Plitvice National Park boasts some of Croatia’s best scenery. An incredible network of lakes and waterfalls, this is one of the tour’s highlights.

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Venice

1 Included Experience

Included: Orientation tour of Venice.

Your tour leader will take you into the heart of this unique floating city for an orientation to help you explore and see St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, St. Mark’s Museum, Campanile (Elevator to the top), Doge’s Palace , Rialto Market and Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

Other places of interest you could visit in your free time:

  • Grand Canal Tour
  • Glass-Blowing / Murano Island
  • St. Mary of the Friars
  • Santi Giovanni e Paolo
  • San Giorgio Maggiore
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection
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Ljubljana

1 Included Experience

Included: Walking tour of Ljubljana.

Your local guide will take you on a walking tour of this city, the capital of Slovenia where you will see the medieval old town, Preseren Square, City Centre, the Riverfront, Dragon Bridge and Cobblers Bridge. In your free time you may wish to see St. Nicholas Church built in the 13th century to honour St. Nicholas, patron of fishermen and boatmen and the present structure dates from 1701 and is a fine example of Baroque architecture.

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Vienna

1 Included Experience

Included: Walking tour of Vienna

On the drive into Vienna, Austria’s capital city, you will see the Schonbrunn Palace before reaching the Inner City and one of the best vistas from Belvedere Hill. Vienna is known as the 'City of Music’ due to its classical heritage and the prodigies that worked there including Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms to name a few as your local guide on your walking tour will tell you. The tour starts at the Golden Mile on the Ring Strasse (Parliament, City Hall, Burgtheater).Then discover the courtyards and passages around the Hofburg (Imperial Castle) and St. Stephen’s Cathedral which is Vienna’s geographic and historic centre.

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Budapest

1 Included Experience

Included: Driving tour of Budapest

We meet the local guide who takes you on a driving tour of this fabulous city pointing out places of interest and imparting their local knowledge and history. You will experience amazing views from Gellert Hill and the Citadel, drive through the city to include a stop at Heroes Square, see Budapest Parliament, St Stephen Basilica, the State opera, Castle District and then drive along Andrassy Avenue crossing the river to stop at Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion area.

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Bratislava

1 Included Experience

Included: Orientation tour

On your approach you will see Bratislava Castle. Bratislava is the capital city of Slovakia and your Expat Explore tour leader will take you on a orientation tour of the city where you will see the Old Town, Primatial Palace, Michael’s Gate, the Main Square, Old Town Hall, Slovak National Theatre and Reduta.

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Prague

2 Included Experiences

Included: Local walking tour of Prague

Local guided walking tour of the capital city of the Czech Republic. See the Old Town Square & Astronomical Clock, Wenceslas Square, St. Vitus Cathedral, Petrin Tower (Mini Eiffel Tower), Charles Bridge, Church of Our Lady before Týn, and a view of Prague Castle.

Included: Prague dinner

Experience authentic Czech cuisine at our local restaurant on your first night in Prague, the history of this restaurant dates back hundreds of years and it is a favourite place for locals as well as our Expat Explore groups. You will also have the option to try the famous Czech Beer, Budweiser anyone?

Other places of interest you could visit in your free time:

  • Prague Castle
  • Municipal House
  • Old Jewish Cemetery, Jerusalem Synagogue, Jewish Museum
  • The Dancing Building Photos
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Plzeň

1 Included Experience

Included: Pilsner Brewery

Take a tour of the famous Pilsner Brewery and have a chance to sample the local brew.

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Munich

3 Included Experiences

Included: Orientation tour of Munich, visit a traditional beer hall, visit to Dachau.

Your tour leader will take you on an orientation tour of Munich, the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria. You will see Karlsplats and Marienplatz, New Town Hall, Church of our Lady, and if you visit in the winter the traditional German Christmas markets.

We take you to visit a traditional beer hall and sample some German food and drink, including famous German sausages (vegetarian options available) and steins of beer.

Visit to Dachau. Opened in 1933 by Heinrich Himmler,  Dachau was the first of the Nazi concentration camps in Germany and was originally intended to hold political prisoners.  Situated near the medieval town of Dachau , about 16 km from Munich, this is a fascinating insight into the conditions and brutal treatment and imprisonment of Jews, ordinary German and Austrian criminals, and eventually foreign nationals from countries which Germany occupied or invaded. It was finally liberated in 1945. 

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Rhine Valley

1 Included Experience

Included: Rhine River Cruise

Cruise down the Rhine and see the beautiful scenery and the largest concentration of gothic castles (Sterrenberg, Liebestein, Katz and Fortess Rheinfels).

Opportunity to visit a cuckoo clock and beer stein-making shop.

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Amsterdam

4 Included Experiences

Included: Visit to a windmill, cheese and clogs demonstration, Amsterdam canal cruise & Amsterdam walking tour

Photo stop at a windmill.

Cheese and clogs demonstration – see how these famous shoes are traditionally made by hand and taste some fantastic cheeses. Of course the chance to shop and get those unique souvenirs.

Amsterdam  Canal Cruise -  Sail along Amsterdam's stunning canals at twilight and enjoy a delicious pizza as you cruise.  A perfect  introduction to Amsterdam you will cruise along Amsterdam's atmospheric canals.  Choose from six types of pizza, Ben and Jerry's ice cream,  and you can also upgrade to include unlimited soft drinks, beer and wine. 

Amsterdam orientation walking tour where your tour leader will show you Central Station, the infamous Red light district, Dam Square, Damrak, Royal Palace, National Monument, Old and New Church and of course the canals that weave through the city.  

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Bruges

1 Included Experience

Included: Visit to Bruges

A stop in this beautiful medieval town with some free time so you could try the signature national dish of frites and moules, see or even climb the Belfry Tower, have a Belgian beer or buy some amazing Belgian chocolate.

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Tour Accommodation


Expat Explore have searched and invested in excellent budget accommodation either located in cities or well placed with good public transport connections. We use a mostly 3 star hotels for our different tours. During this tour you will stay in twin share rooms and if you are a single traveller, you will be roomed with a fellow traveller of the same gender or you have the option to book a single room at an additional price. Below is a selection of the accommodations that we use on our Europe Multi-Country Tour, these may be subject to change but are an indication of standards and types of properties you will stay in during your tour. A full list of accommodation names and addresses will be given to you on the first day of your tour

PARIS

Ibis la Defence

B&B Porte de Lilas

Ibis Budget La Villette
IBIS Paris La Villette Cite des Sciences

PARIS
PARIS

JUNGFRAU, SWITZERLAND

Alpenrose Hotel

Hotel Schönbühl

Swiss Youth Hostel

Hotel Baren, Ringgenberg

Hotel Oberland
Ibis Budget Lucerne

JUNGFRAU, SWITZERLAND
JUNGFRAU, SWITZERLAND

TUSCANY

Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio

Hotel Autopark

Hotel Raffaello

 

 

TUSCANY
TUSCANY

ROME

Club House Roma

Christophoro Colombo

Hotel American Palace

Park Hotel Ginevra

ROME
ROME

DUBROVNIK

Hotel Adriatic

DUBROVNIK
DUBROVNIK

VENICE

Hotel Centrale 

Residence Elite

NH Venezia Congress Center

Hotel San Guiliano
Hotel Venezia

VENICE
VENICE

VIENNA

Ibis Wien Messe

Ibis Budget Wien

Renator Hotel

Senator Hotel

Ibis Budget Wien St Marx

VIENNA
VIENNA

BUDAPEST

Hotel Ibis Budapest City

BUDAPEST
BUDAPEST

PRAGUE

Ibis Mala Strana

Charles Central Hotel

Hotel Adeba

Hotel Duo
Hotel Krystal

PRAGUE
PRAGUE

Bavarian Region

Hotel Dolomit München

Ibis Meunchen City

Ibis Budget Augsburg Gersthofen

Ibis Augsburg Hauptbahnhof

Leonardo Hotel Nürnberg

Ramada Nuernberg Park hotel

Leonardo Hotel Munich Arabellapark

Tryp Munich North

Azimut City Ost

B&B Munich City West

Winters Hotel

Leonardo Hotel Munich City Olympiapark

Avis Hotel Regensburg

A&O Nurnberg

A&O Munich Laim

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Bavarian Region
Bavarian Region

THE RHINE VALLEY

Rheinlust Hotel Boppard

Hotel Weiland

Hotel Gorres
Ibis Bonn
InterCity Bonn

THE RHINE VALLEY
THE RHINE VALLEY

AMSTERDAM

Hilton by Hampton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam Schiphol

Lakelands Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Arena Tower

AMSTERDAM
AMSTERDAM

Northern Croatia

Hotel Vicko

Hotel Dujam

Northern Croatia
Northern Croatia

LJUBLJANA

Hotel Park

M Hotel

City Hotel

LJUBLJANA
LJUBLJANA

Ekomi Reviews for Expat Explore

Newest reviews of this tour

2014-07-29
I have asked my friends to consider going on trips with Expat.

2014-07-29
It was a great experience for me as a solo traveller , I don't I would get any better than this. All the credit is to the guide we had in the trip and expat explore is quite an organised, no hassles at all to me.

2014-07-29
Great tour and tour guide.

2014-07-29
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Will choose again expat explore
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To my relatives, friends and colleagues
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Excellent but needs improvement

2014-07-29
This tour was amazing - we saw so many different things and got to experience so many different cultures - I would recommend it to anyone who is full of fun and adventure and young at heart

2014-07-29
this is excellent as well as a great way to see Europe as well as a tease for the longer tours...

2014-07-29
*** *** was a masterly your guide and made me feel that he knew everything and had it under control. I saw on *** that he has since left the company which I am a bit sad about but he is just stellar

2014-07-29
I will recommend expat explorer to friends and family

2014-07-29
Very organised tour
Knowledgeable and helpful tour guide
Safe driver

2014-07-29
top notch!

2014-07-29
This is a very good tour. We had an amazing time although we were exhausted at day 12. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to catch a glimpse of Europe's popular cities. If you want to spend more time in each place I recommend a longer tour with more free days. Overall this tour is good value for the money spent and well organized. Thank you to expat for making our holiday awesome !

2014-07-29
I would definitely recommend the European Blitz tour to anyone considering a trip to Europe. It was a great experience I had a great time, have made some great memories and friends.

Our tour leader seemed very knowledgeable and was incredibly helpful throughout the trip.

2014-07-29
I wanted to continue my trip and lost my significant amount for this booking.

2014-07-29
I would tell my friends who would like to travel to Europe, that this company is one of the best that I have ever come across.

2014-07-29
Except for a stay in one hotel, the rest of the hotel accomodation were as expected and reasonably good.

2014-07-29
Great tour and price even when the price went down after I paid! was compensated with a single gondola ride worth halve that so not that happy. Would prefer if guides knew more about local money saving passes or tickets to museums and sights. Savings or discounts on food and souvenirs at places visited would help as cash ran out too quick! Enjoyable trip -lots of photos and paintings!

2014-07-29
Very helpful and knowledgable staff.
Good value for money

2014-07-29
Good - variety of places was great and guide + driver team
Not as good - early starts! but necessary.

2014-07-29
I had a lovely time and the tour leader was really helpful.

2014-07-29
It was worth every penny. A true experience of a lifetime. Will love to travel with Expat again

2014-07-29
was fantastic to see so much in such a short time:)

2014-07-29
You see lot of beautiful places , there was die kind if discrimination , when a white person gets late, it's ok , but a non wire person gets late , it was a big deal , especially to ***, the driver, he felt uncomfortable around non whites ,

2014-07-29
Did 2 tours with Expatexplore.
Recommend it to anyone

2014-07-29
I booked this holiday as a 'preview' to all of these countries and this holiday did exactly that! ***, our guide, was knowledgable, approachable and fun and so was ***, our coach driver. We never felt out of place and awkward despite travelling with many people with different backgrounds and personalities. The tour covered for these different interests.

We loved all the countries visited, and a special mention to an external guide in Florence (***) as she was fantastic! The gondola ride is a must, although the other optional excursions were a tat expensive for my budget.

Some of the hotels were wonderful (Forest Hill in Paris) but some have school trip feels to it, ie bunk beds, shared bathrooms (in Switzerland and Munich). However, this is understandable as this is a budget tour and these destinations are expensive. Anyway, you won't be spending too much time in the accomodations as you finish late and have early starts. I personally like this because we get to see more but if you're looking for relaxation, then this is not for you.

As a group, we did get some evening gatherings to wind down and get to know everyone more, but this may not be for everyone especially for those who want early nights. We were lucky that we had the chance to watch the semifinals and final of World cup together.

Overall, I loved my trip and can't wait to go for another holiday with Expat Explore soon! Thank you for such a memorable time!

2014-07-29
if some one ask me about and explain what to ispect but it is valiue for the money

2014-07-29
Its acceptable.

2014-07-29
It helped a lot in organizing your day. I would thank the tour guide for his great job.

2014-07-29
***

2014-07-29
thank you it was great!!! loved IT!!!

2014-07-29
Recommend to family & friends

2014-07-29
I have even before I left to go on the tour recommended Expat to two different sets of friends, mainly based on the great and quick feedback received on any queries.

2014-07-29
I had a great time and would definitely recommend others to tour with expat explore.

2014-07-29
Great tour, meet some lovely people and saw some amazing places. Had a great tour guide, *** and driver ***, lovely weather and would highly recommend

2014-07-29
The europe jewel is an excellent arrangement, we got to see the best of eastern europe from its architecture, food and culture definite worth the money spend. I highly recommend it to my friends and relatives.

2014-07-29
Good Job everyone

2014-07-29
The Europe Escape is a great way to see a lot of Europe in a short amount of time. The tour guides are knowledgable and friendly, accommodations are comfortable and conveniently located, and you make great lifelong friends. You'll be exhausted afterwards, but that only means you've had a great time!

2014-07-29
Thanks

2014-07-29
The idea is good but implementation by the tour leader is very poor or was so for my trip.

2014-07-29
Ek en my dogter het Oos-Europa baie geniet en was heeltemal tevrede met die hotelle.
Die toerprys was baie bekostigbaar.
Baie dankie!
*** ***
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2014-07-29
*** is very nice and friendly leader. She helps us a lot.It's a very great group and we had a wonderful time together. I miss everyone.

2014-07-29
if you still have legs to walk,then do it.

2014-07-29
I automatically recommended to friends as it already show how great time I got from the trip in my ***.

2014-07-29
Whirlwind tour of five countries, great for your first trip to Europe. Then, you'll know what countries you want to come back to spend more time in. :-)

2014-07-29
Because the company was disorganised and did not book the ferry we had to leave friday night instead of Saturday morning but actually this worked well in terms of time in each place and I would recommend they change the trip permanently to be like this. I enjoyed each of the places we visited.

2014-07-29
Recommend to family and friends

2014-07-29
I went on the 3 countries Euro weekend. Real value for the money! Some great sights, with lovely company on the coach, superb customer service from begining to end.

2014-07-29
This tour is perfect for people who want to see a lot of Italy in a short amount of time. We got to see all the major sights as well as a few minor ones.

It is a budget tour so please don't expect luxurious accommodation. I would recommend only bringing a backpack as it will make your trip a lot easier.

2014-07-29
Santa Fortunata was unacceptable. The room was infested with ants, the bathroom reeked of urine, and the room was overall filthy.

2014-07-29
All was just perfect

2014-07-29
Quick trip over the weekend for good values

2014-07-29
Although we've been to the British Isles many times, we've never been to Ireland. We wanted to see as much as we could in seven days and your tour offered all the tourist destinations that we wanted to see. Other Companies did not include Northern Ireland and yours, not only took us there but took the time to explain the 'Troubles' with an excellent guide. We really feel that we had a thorough trip, given the shortness of the Ireland tour. Excellent job! Would recommend it to anyone!

2014-07-29
The trip was absolutely amazing! Many thanks for organising this tour.

2014-07-29
It was a wonderful introduction to the complex and layered history of ancient Turkey. We had a well-informed local guide, the accommodation was very good throughout and we saw important historical highlights on the tour.

2014-07-29
I would recommend this tour to someone who does not want to waste time figuring out what needs to be done/seen. Sit back and let Expat do the work!

2014-07-29
Overall tour good. However very tiring with long driving days and arriving late in the afternoon to a country.This leaves very little time to explore and visit optional tours as so limited for time (eg Amsterdam, Munich) perhaps you might have to re-work itinerary.

2014-07-29
The tour was perfect. All the places I visited were exactly what I want and the activities were what it was need it to make this the best experience

2014-07-29
Excellent

2014-07-29
I will definitely recommend this tour to friends and family, because no other tour operator can offer what we experienced in such a short time.

2014-07-29
Not bad but abit hectic.

2014-07-29
We had a great time!!! the time in Vienna was much to short

2014-07-29
We loved our guide, ***. He kept us entertained, made us feel safe, took good care of us and was patient, kind and friendly. We felt very safe with *** as our bus driver. We liked our fellow tour group members and were happy with the accommodation at all the destinations. We would highly recommend Expat Explore.

2014-07-29
Terrific trip. Great for ages 21 and up. Nice mix of people that attend and while the tour is jam packed with activities it is a blast and well worth it.

2014-07-29
I would recommend the tour to friends. It was well organized and fun.

2014-07-29
I gave you my reason not for a older person. To be left alone to find your way on tubes etc and the bags issue.

2014-07-29
Would do it all over again in the morning, Just need to win the lottery first!

2014-07-29
Excellent tour and everything included in the package ! Would recommend it to family and friends !

2014-07-29
Already did on previous page as well as a week ago.

2014-07-29
I only give this 1 "star" to the company's inability to be flexible on cancellations most especially if it is out of the client's hands. Though to the driver, *** and hotels where we stayed at, I give 5 stars.

2014-07-29
Great tour

2014-07-29
I will book my another holiday soon again with expat explore and i will recommend it to everyone. I wish all the people that work in Expat Explore are as good as ***. by the way make sure that your drivers smells good, clean and tidy.

2014-07-29
To find a tour of Europe

To other friends want to tour

2014-07-29
It was amazing how much we got to see in a short time. We were constantly moving but the pace was manageable. We wouldn't have seen even 1/3 of the places if we tried to do it ourselves.

2014-07-29
I would definitely recommend it with friends, relatives& families.

2014-07-29
Great!

2014-07-29
*** WAS EXCELLENT - MADE THE TRIP ENJOYABLE

2014-07-29
The tour was great fun, we packed in a lot of sightseeing and activities into a short time. Everything was well organised. The tour leader gave us lots of tips on places to go, things to do, etc. Recommended some great pubs with local music, lots of fun.

2014-07-29
Value for money!!

2014-07-29
Hotels were very good except for the shower arrangements. I find stepping in a bath not the easiest and more hand holds are necessary

2014-07-29
Well planned and good value for money. Shortest & sweetest way of knowing United Kingdom.

2014-07-29
a quick tour but great for seeing all the major attractions

2014-07-29
Fantastic way of seeing Europe in the shortest possible time. Excellent local commentaries provided by Tour Leader. Great enhancement to the whole trip.

2014-07-29
Great trip with Expat Explore. The days were well organised and we got to see lots. Even had some free time for our own sightseeing and shopping. And the tulip farm was amazing. Would travel with Expat Explore any time.

2014-07-29
i will recommend it after warning them what really to expect

2014-07-30
good value for money and get to see a lot in a very little time.

2014-07-30
Probably would not do Expat again. Maybe if I was younger just too fast and furious and host did not know much.

2014-07-30
Best time ever had so much and so well organized would recommend it to anyone

2014-07-30
I would definitely recommend this tour

2014-07-30
Would definitely recommend to friends whom wish to visit Europe for the first time.

2014-07-30
great tour

2014-07-30
I would reccomend this tour to singles, couples, or families with tweens, teens or adult children. It is a bit fast paced for older folks, but if you're in great shape you should give it a try

2014-07-30
*** was an amazing tour leader. This was a budget tour so we stayed at campsites a few times but they were nice and made the experience more memorable!

2014-07-30
It is pretty good.

2014-07-30
I will recommend the itenery of the product & the local foods. Excellent....

2014-07-30
good

2014-07-30
would recommend

2014-07-30
Ideal.

2014-07-30
Amazing trip made unforgettable by tour leader

2014-07-30
Very much enjoyed our trip and would definitely recommend it :)

2014-07-30
bonus was mostly 3 days in most places

2014-07-30
Some meals should be improved.

2014-07-30
I was very happy with the overall product and customer service. i have recommended this product to family and friends

2014-07-30
Good like I commented earlier. It will improve the hightlights even more.
I'll recpmmend to friends.

2014-07-30
Enjoyed the Europe Escape 12 day tour. Only thing I would have liked was an extra night in Venice - might have to make it a 13 day tour.
Accommodation mostly good. Meals provided as part of tour were enjoyable. Value for money. Tour Leader (***) and Bus Driver (***) were fun and very knowledgeable about destinations.

2014-07-30
Comfort tour = was very comfortable

2014-07-30
We used the Tour as a way to strengthen family bonding as we have travelled as one big family. Surely, we will recommend Expat Explore to our friends and acquaintances. Value for money, it was one of the best way to enjoy Europe.

2014-07-30
Well worth the effort if you want to see a fair bit of Western Europe. Great set up up and tour leaders, Drivers.
Plus the price is a plus too..

We had a great time..

Do yourself a favour and book a tour..

2014-07-30
The tour programme is really good and well-prepared. The tour's guide and driver work well, however less-smile and less service mind as they should be.

2014-07-30
Value for money and covering most of Europe

2014-07-30
This is not an EXPAT tour per se, *** provided the product and as such some problems were encountered due to a lack of communication between the two companies. Overall the sites and tour program was most enjoyable.

2014-07-30
Would recommend to my friends.

2014-07-30
The trip is fast paced and senior citizens need to be in good physical condition. If you are, the trip will exceed your expectations.

2014-07-30
For this tour I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to experience a more historical look at England. Though the tour is full on you defiantly get the most out of the 7 days and it gives you a taste of places you could possibly go back and visit properly at a later date.

2014-07-30
I would recumbent this product to young people not the elderly because we have a limit time to explore the place which sometimes we need to run in order to be on time. This is also a tiring trip which the passenger need to have a fit health. This trip is so good for one who has a limit time for travel and want to explore many countries. It is a very good experience for the one who want to learn the new experience of the new world.

2014-07-30
Expat explore, with a magnificent tour leader is a successful adventure

2014-07-30
This tour was excellent, will introduce to those who likes travel but doen't have enough time.

2014-07-30
Loved the tour

2014-07-30
I enjoyed the tour very much, and would definitely recommend it to others.

2014-07-30
The 18 day Europe Explorer tour was amazing. So many sights and a great experience. I would recommend it for energetic people loving people who are really into seeing and doing a lot during their travel experience. This is a fast paced, high energy, lot of walking and moving type of a tour. It isn't for those who want leisure time or don't like hanging out by themselves or who are looking for a luxury experience, but Expat Explore gives you a lot for a reasonable cost. Because of the free days, the trip can be crafted to get an overall view or a more in depth look at some of the cities, which is nice if you are really needing a day "off" or just don't have a great interest in a particular city. I would highly recommend ExPat! Enjoy!

2014-07-30
Great tour if you are looking for and on the go and taste of everything!!

2014-07-30
Great tour, saw everything I wanted to cover in Egypt. Recommended for all ages, comfortable and well paced tour.

2014-07-30
We would have liked more time in Brussels. By the time we got to Brussels it was 9.15pm. We had spent lot of time where coach dropped us far off, and we had to walk a lot, which eventually wasted lot of our time.

2014-07-30
Accomodations where not always good

2014-07-30
Recommend this trip to all singles of all ages. Lots of fun stuff and good atmosphere. Terrific staff, personable & professional. Not to be missed--have the trip of your life!

2014-07-30
Service is poor.

2014-07-30
I would recommend this tour to anyone of any age. It caters for everyone and you have much more free time compared to a lot of other tours

2014-07-31
One of the Lifetime tour we did, cannot be forgotten.
Free days was fantastic. Hotel in Switzerland, Holland, Rome was fantastic. Walking tour with tour leader was good.


Venice hotel was not very good.
Need more time in Belgium.
Found too many days in Rome/Barcelona but not enough in Austria.

2014-07-31
I recommend to my family and friends.

2014-07-31
Would recommend to friends.

2014-07-31
Suitable for all ages

2014-07-31
It quite a pack tour, I suggest we rather join for a visit to 2 or 3 country is more than enough

2014-07-31
I enjoyed this tour.

2014-07-31
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2014-07-31
Overall a great trip!!!!!!

2014-07-31
15 days felt like a year! I definitely feel I got the full experience. I learned so much and had freedom within the structured trip. Great mixed group as well!

2014-07-31
The Ultimate Europe Tour was the trip of a lifetime! I wouldn't chance a single second of it. I had so much fun traveling around the world with my tour group. My tour guide *** was supremely knowledgable and taught us all about the cultures we were visiting. The food and accommodations were all fantastic as well. I highly recommend Expat and I look forward to taking another tour with Expat soon!

2014-08-01
I would recommend the tour to basically any age group, we took our 12 year old son and there was a wide variety of ages and nationalities. We all had a great time. If you are looking for an affordable, jam-packed tour with free days to do your own thing, this is it! Great tour leader (***) who had everyone involved and the coach driver (***)showed his expertise in driving and parking up! The office staff were a pleasure to deal with answering all my questions before I had even booked the tour, this was either on the phone from Australia to the UK or by email. Expat Explore, congratulations to you all!

2014-08-01
this is one of the comfort tour so I don't expect to have to carry my bag gages and work 4 floors without lift, after a long day of travel.

2014-08-01
the tour was beautiful. The bus travel was long and tiring, but overall it was beautiful and so enriching both spiritually and culturally.

2014-08-01
I would recommend the tour to young people or to older people who are adaptable.

2014-08-01
This trip is for reasonably fit young or old,

2014-08-02
Could not fault any of the tour. All hotel stays were different and very good. Whole experience of the countries visited was brilliant.

2014-08-02
a very enjoyable experience. just a little rushed

2014-08-02
The itinerary was reasonable with a good combination of destinations.

The hotels and included meals were good value for money.

The tour leader and driver were truly first class. Please also refer to the feedback I gave to the previous question.

I would recommend Expat to people who are looking for multiple destination tours.

2014-08-03
well organized tour

2014-08-03
Well planned tour - tour leader and coach driver very friendly and knowledgeable.

2014-08-03
I submitted comments on previous page

2014-08-04
Good trip. Visited all the main sights in Western Europe. Was very tiring (long coach time and early starts) but its the only way to pack so much in on a tight budget.


2014-08-05
I would recommend it to people younger than 50, who like to sight see and do not mind long bus trips

2014-08-05
Well presented and organised product.

2014-08-05
I am planning to promote Expat Explore's Ultimate Europe tour to all my friends & relatives. The experience was fantastic and a credit to our Team Leader!

2014-08-06
I would recomend it to all my family and friends

2014-08-08
Excellent service throuout

2014-08-08
Great opportunity to see a lot in a short period. We are already planning our next trip!

2014-08-08
I would recommend this tour for people who would like to see as much as possible in the shortest time plausible. Takes a bit from quality time at each location but you go everywhere!


2014-08-08
The tour was great and our tour leader and coach driver were the best!

2014-08-08
The quality and value for money is great. I would recommend it to travelers who do not mind sleeping on a bus and/or ferry.

2014-08-08
I have enjoyed very much the tour, the election of the places were excellent and beautiful and the hotels comfortable to me. The information was good enough and effective.

2014-08-08
I have already recommended you to many of my friends as there was no other way we could have seen or done so much of Europe for so little money.

2014-08-09
an eye-opener for beginner

2014-08-09
Coach accommodation was sufficient, tour guide (we actually got to tour with one of the owners) was knowledgeable and very helpful; hotel was clean and more than adequate with helpful staff (except one grumpy guy, but can't hold that against them).

2014-08-09
Great tour saw lots the cities and great people

2014-08-09
The whole tour was excellent, the hotels were great and well located, the cost was indeed well worthwhile, and I enjoyed the tour immensely.

2014-08-09
I enjoyed very much the tour and will do another one in the future

2014-08-09
overall tour guide was helpful n humorous. not enough time given for Paris stay as did not hv time to shop, also because freeday was on sunday.

2014-08-09
We use it for vacation and exploring other countries and culture, its a great experience, we will definitely recommend it to our friends and relatives because of the price of the tour.

2014-08-09
Great!

2014-08-09
it was such a perfect tour package!
however tour guides should advise on where to buy cheaper things more particularly. i had to find it myself in some of the cities :)

2014-08-09
The tour was excellent with much appreciation to our superb tour leader *** and coach driver *** for making it a special and memorable experience.

2014-08-09
It was a great experience, the tour guide *** was also very informative and helpful

2014-08-10
The tour was excellent with an amazing tour leader and driver.

2014-08-10
This tour is affordable and it takes you to most must see places in Europe

2014-08-10
Right from the guide, Tim, especially, Tim who was such a help and participated in so many activities with everyone, he went over and beyond I do believe in making it such a great experience. first bus tour I have ever been on, took my grand daughter, who loved every minute ,cities chosen beautiful

2014-08-10
Excellent

2014-08-10
i my personal opinion i would say i wouldnt did with out expat its economy and safe

2014-08-11
This tour is amazing, you get to see all the major sights and a lot of ones you would not have thought of. The hotels were better then I expected and the mix of ages was great,everyone joined in and we were one big happy family. Thank you *** for guiding me to the time of my life. Just Wonderful.

2014-08-11
Excellent trip, very informative guides and a great range of places to visit

2014-08-11
Reviews given via tour leader & previous page.

2014-08-11
The whole trip was just amazing I had he best time and met the most amazing people.

2014-08-11
I'm happy with the service of Expat Explorer. I'm happy to recommend it to my friends.

2014-08-12
it was an amazing tour! recommend it to anyone . keep up the good work

2014-08-12
Informative tour guide.
Nice hotels
Good value for money.

2014-08-14
see earlier comment

2014-08-14
I would recommend to everyone even if your thinking of going solo - you won't regret it

2014-08-14
Europe Escape - 12 Days
date travel 19/7/14
Nice scenery.
guides not very knowledgeable on the countries. slip shot history on countries.
not very suitable for those with special diet

2014-08-16
Amazing experience to see all.. The comprehensive knowledge of the tour leader and expertise of the tour driver, especially in Switzerland and France, actually he did an awesome job. We didn't get our tour group photos promised to be emailed to us by the tour leader ***. Was looking forward to receiving them.

2014-08-16
Hotel in Germany is a little shabby/ cold & dirty. It has no hot water. The Amsterdam one is too far from city. Paris & Switzerland hotel ok. Most lunch/toilet break too rush. All dinner shd b included. Some sight seeing/walk too short. Some optional tours hv hidden cost I.e. night sledging we hv to pay extra for snow shoes & pants. Ideally some special rates shd be arranged to certain places of interest or special travel passes for the free day. Cabaret shows shd include snacks or light dinner. Shd go together/take us there rather than individually finding our way there.

2014-08-16
Tour was very rushing at certain places.

2014-08-17
Trip was good but i think it was more for singles not fir family.

2014-08-17
The perfect amount of time, not too long and not too short.

2014-08-17
Excellent

2014-08-17
Could have added 1 more day in Paris.

2014-08-17
It was an excellent tour and I have recommended Expat explore to my friends and family and I would happily use the company again.

2014-08-17
Used the tour to see as much of Ireland as possible in short time.

Would recommend to anyone, young or old (we 3 were aged 69-74).


2014-08-17
I would recommend this tour to all my friends & family members. Tour is little hectic as we need were covering several places within an stipulated time frame. It is not recommended for the couples having small kids.

2014-08-17
Product is recommendable for couples and families

2014-08-17
I enjoyed myself. Venice and Switzerland were beautiful. Only thing I wish was different was that we visited Berlin and Rome. And not have communal baths/toilets which was the case at one hostel. But mostly was good fun

2014-08-17
as per my first statement

2014-08-18
Best trip of my life!

2014-08-18
I have already recommended the tour to family and friends

2014-08-18
The tour & accommodation was excellent the only problem I had was with communication prior to the tour

2014-08-18
The tour was well organised and very good value. The tour coordinator *** and driver *** were professional well informed and attentive.I do believe some of the places we stopped for breaks were not suitable for the time allowed. One stop had two coaches pull in. I counted 34 women watching for 4 toilets that was after having to put money in a machine get a ticket and get change.The advice at these stops should be to buy something to eat on the coach.This is my only area I can suggest a review ,the tour was GREAT

2014-08-18
Expat Explore was the most convenient affordable way for me to see Europe. I still cant believe that I saw the most important features in 6 countries in 12 days.

Information is always readily available, the tour guide and bus driver were freakin awesome.

I believe that food makes a holiday and the food was pretty outstanding. All in all I would recommend this to first time visitors so that you can get a view of all countries and then go back to the one you enjoyed most. Viva Italy.....

2014-08-18
Good product as it was exactly as advertised, a good and quick way to see a number of highlights around Europe

2014-08-18
The tour was good and very educational


2014-08-18
was refered to your company. I would refer to my friends and family

2014-08-18
I would recommend this to anyone! We had a range of ages on our tour and everyone had a great time in their own way

2014-08-18
It was an excellent trip for us. Our driver *** and tour guide *** was one of a kind. They were a good team and feed us with all the help we need during our journey and both od them were equally knowledgeable of all the places we travelled. I am looking forward to travel again with Expat in future.

2014-08-19
Amazing tour- one of the best I have been on. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided good orientation to each of the areas and sites we visited. The facilities and services were of a high quality and overall I felt very safe and secure on the whole tour. Would definitely do the whole thing again!

2014-08-19
Excellent value for money

2014-08-19
Tour leader very informative, not quite so knowledgeable. Pre tour and actual tour information differed. Excellent driver and good coach.

2014-08-20
Ideal for energetic fun filled people who want to see lots in a short time.

2014-08-20
Good cost. Cover a lot of ground of Europe.

2014-08-22
Excellent tour, great leader and driver, good information and advice.

2014-08-22
good and absolutely fantastic holiday and accommodation.

2014-08-22
See my comments before

2014-08-23
The tour was suitable for ages varying from late teens to seventies (reasonable level of fitness required so as not to miss out on some historic attractions.) We really enjoyed the trip & places we visited - met our expectations. Thank you!

2014-08-24
Loved the tour.

2014-08-24
For introductory tour of a country, this has been useful to all who are 'fit' enough to go around. I will surely introduce the tour to family members and friends.

2014-08-24
excellent and professional customer service

2014-08-24
The Europe Escape was perfect for us! We had never travelled previous to this so wanted a trip that enabled us to see as much as we could in a short space of time and for good value of money! And I can honestly say this trip ticked every one of the boxes!! It was definitely the trip of a lifetime and 100% suitable for any age who is looking to explore Europe and make memories! We met a great bunch of people on the trip which i can honestly say made our trip even better! We had great fun and the hours spent travelling on the coach flew because of this! The your leader *** was great at keeping us entertained on the journeys and provided great history information on each of the destinations. *** the driver was super! He was so willing to do whatever he could to ensure we got the most out of every single day and interacted great with the group! We loved the entire trip with Switzerland and Venice being our favourite destinations! Another night in Venice would have been amazing but *** made sure we got loads done in the day we did have there! It was a busy day but so happy that we got to do so much! I would highly recommend this trip! Yes there is lots of walking and early mornings but it will be the best 12 days of your life and it's worth the early mornings and walking! The included meals were great and got everyone in the group mixing together :) the only thing I would suggest is perhaps not visiting the Rhine valley and getting an extra night elsewhere instead simply as we didn't see as much here as the other destinations. But it was still nice to do the river Rhine cruise. 5 star trip and one we'll remember forever :)

2014-08-24
It was a very good package.
Tour Guide was excellent.
Driver was very friendly.
Real Value for money.
We will recomment our friends.

2014-08-24
As previously stated I highly recommend Expat Explore. Thank you once again.

2014-08-24
If you have time constraints, but want to see as much as you can, then you must do this tour. Wonderful sites, beautiful scenery and fantastic and organised guide. Tiring, but so worth it. Made some great friends too.
SA girls!

2014-08-24
I'd recommend it to anyone who would like to see more of Britain in a few days.

2014-08-24
I'd recommend to other expats.

2014-08-24
It is really nice experience recommended to any person to have idea about Europe.... Excellent tour ...budget

2014-08-24
good value for money.

2014-08-24
Great trip. Enjoyed it to the max. I recommend people to travel light. Moving the luggage up and down the stairs each night was difficult.

2014-08-24
Recommended to all my friends

2014-08-25
This tour is great value! We saw many wonderful sights in just 7 days. Our guide, ***, made the tour fun & interesting.

2014-08-25
I will definitely recommend this tour

2014-08-25
Excellent tour - safe, well informed and pleasant.

2014-08-25
Good but needed a little more time in certain places.

2014-08-25
Wrong info regarding Take w/ you Items.
Last 2 stops were out of keeping w/ the the rest of the tour stops.

2014-08-25
Fast and sometimes frantic but great fun. would definitely recommend to others

2014-08-25
The 12 day Europe Escape was perfect for us. We wanted to see as much of Europe as possible but had a limited amount of time to do it. This trip was fast paced but allowed us to see all the historic landmarks and make a lifetime of memories.

2014-08-25
I'm happy.

2014-08-26
I will definitely recommend this tour to all my relatives and friends!

2014-08-26
to everybody

2014-08-26
My wife and I went on the Europe Escape tour to see a bit of Europe and have an adventure. Thanks to Expat Explore, we got both wishes! :)

I would definitely recommend this tour to friends and family.

2014-08-26
Great service and value.

2014-08-27
this was a great deal for money

2014-08-29
Good for the price.

2014-09-01
Value for money, best way to explore Europe in limited time.

2014-09-01
Great trip! No regrets! Especially recommended to persons afraid to travel alone

2014-09-02
This is a great tour for an overview of Europe. It is very tiring and there is a lot of time driving between sites. combined with early starts this is not a tour for the faint hearted.

2014-09-02
I would recommend this trip for all ages. We had a good mix of people from all over the world, ranging from teens to grandparents. You need to enjoy walking, but you don't need to be fast. There were plenty of free days in all the great places. The included walking tours with local guides were excellent.

2014-09-02
***

2014-09-02
I enjoyed meeting different people from all over the world. Great for all ages to travel as coach was comfortable.

2014-09-02
I would recommend it to all age groups,who do not want to think to much just get up and enjoy ,no planning

2014-09-02
Great value for money. Perfect amount of time spent in Paris, comfortable bus trip and accommodation.

2014-09-02
Shut up I don't want to do this review

2014-09-02
The tour was great for 20-39 age group. The pacing can be a bit of a challenge for some seniors. Although there are some in the tour who liked the youthful energy by joining a younger group. Just remind them of the pacing so that they will not be surprised on the actual travel period.

2014-09-02
An amazing tour that is seriously life changing. Thanks Expat

2014-09-02
It does exactly what is suggests: gives a taste of Italy led by an enthusiastic and well-organised guide,with a calm and experienced driver, staying in comfortable and well-located accommodation.You couldn't do this organise this trip by yourself. Would recommend to fit friends ( and warn you may need a holiday afterwards!)

2014-09-02
I'm a solo traveler from Saudi Arabia.
I recommend this tour to every one single or cable
This great.

2014-09-02
too short on locations that have long drive days, Sundays when most places are closed should be considered for a two day stay

2014-09-02
While I understand the need to keep pricing down every attempt should be made to keep hotel accommodations as close to city central as possible. The hotel in Prague was a bit out of the way

2014-09-03
It's a great and efficient way to spend the holidays however I found some of the many rules (like scheduled meal time, etc.) to be quite annoying sometimes.

2014-09-03
This was a wonderful tour. In 11 days we covered so much ground and saw so many wonderful sights. I normally make a photo DVD of my travels and each one contains about 200 pictures. The DVD for this trip contains almost 600 photos (after weeding out duplicates, etc.) !!!!!

2014-09-03
I would recommend this to anyone interested in getting a sampler of Eastern Europe. I had never even thought of visiting some of the cities that we visited, but now that I've seen them I'd like to go back at some point.

2014-09-04
Many attractions seen

2014-09-06
Quality is poor, unorganised and unprofessional service. Guide was unflexible to group requests and would stick to program regardless. Guide often took us to highly expensive food places and would not inform us of other options even if there were some. We felt this was because herself and bus driver ate for free

2014-09-06
I had an amazing time on the trip. I met heaps of wonderful people from all over the world as was able to explore Europe with them thanks to Expat.

2014-09-07
Expat Explore is a fantastic tour company all round offering incredible travel experiences.

2014-09-08
Very hectic but your kiwi guide was good.

2014-09-09
Tour was a disappointment as a result of the tour guides.

2014-09-11
I had an amazing time and it was a great way to see a lot of Europe in a very short time. It may be nicer if we had started the tour in Amsterdam instead of spending most of the day traveling to Amsterdam from London

2014-09-12
Great trip! Well worth it to those that want to get their monies worth with visiting various places at a great price!

2014-09-12
Awesome Trip! Ireland was grand! The sights were breathtaking! Well worth the price!

2014-09-14
This tour is very suitable for anyone visiting Great Britain for the first time. It gives a quick oversight of the wonderful places to visit and really does show the variety of attractions available.

Given the distances covered, this tour does not allow for in depth exploration of any of the places visited and should be seen as an introduction to the countries visited.

2014-09-14
I intend sending my son on the budget tour in the near future. All my friends are being informed of the value for money deals and the various packages currently available including the Web address if they want to browse.

I was on the 14 day European Jewel tour.

2014-09-14
It was the best that one can have to see the best of Europe! I am highly recommending this to my friends.

2014-09-14
Guide was amazing

2014-09-14
New places, new people, great parties! What more do you want!

2014-09-14
Some places may be skipped such as Mostar.

2014-09-14
Brilliant value for money
*** is a fountain of knowledge so was *** a exceptional driver

2014-09-14
I WOULD RECCOMEND THIS TOUR TO ALL MY FRIENDS

2014-09-14
I enjoyed to much ! Greece and turkey are beautiful ,history ,food ,hotel ....


2014-09-14
I have recommended to all friends and reletives

2014-09-14
None
other than the cruise

2014-09-14
Very enjoyable tour.

2014-09-14
Had an amazing time! All the places are wonderful! Time passed by too quickly.

2014-09-15
Fantastic tour! Lots of places covered, many sites visited, much knowledge gained! Highly recommended.

2014-09-15
Product is ok if you literally want to just drive around Europe and not see much

2014-09-15
We def saw the highlights of Europe which was awesome. Our tour leader *** knew what she was doing and kept us all on time, hats off to her for that! We knew what we where doing, what we where going to do, we never had to wait in anticipation to see what is happening next. *** who was the bus driver, amazed me more and more each day with his driving ability, not once did we fear for our lives, not even in the hussle and bussle of Paris.

2014-09-15
Background to people who are craving knowledge even those over 65 who are still fit

2014-09-15
Nothing to improve on the tour, satisfied with all. EXCELLENT value for money

WELL DONE!!!!

2014-09-15
I would recommend this package

2014-09-15
Very nice...great people and tours..

2014-09-15
tour leader is excellent and the driver

2014-09-15
I would recommend this to my friends...

2014-09-16
Would recommend to friend and family

2014-09-16
Online
I would recommend to my friends

2014-09-17
After touring Croatia and other several Eastern countries, I now know which countries I would go back for a second visit and linger longer. This was my main purpose for choosing this tour. I had a great time.

2014-09-17
Had excellent time.
Got a lot more than what i paid for.

2014-09-17
Places where nice except for the perfumery in Nice. Something that could have been replaced with another activity.

2014-09-17
The hotels were good and some included dinners nice. The tour guide and driver were helpful.

2014-09-18
pretty basic to rushed and when we were told by our tour leader he had arranged special outings just for us as he new the people and they were just showing us i found quite funny as i had a family member doing contiki tour at the same time going to the same glass blowing etc
i felt they were more organised as a deal between themselves and expat in the hope our money was spent with that identity than the others selling and making the same products
i also thought it wrong that we were given a envelope telling us the suggested amount we should tip then told how generous everyone was well you basically told everyone it should be 25 euro pretty rude
the one thing Expat does have down to a fine art is putting pressure on people and talking to fellow travellers i was not the only one who felt this way

2014-09-18
Would recommend this to people a little younger than us

2014-09-19
I thought it gave a great overview of Europe.

2014-09-20
This was the best way for me to be on Europe for the first time. It saves tons of time and don't doubt it saves you money as well. After the trip l feel satisfied with the countries I got to know and I know better which one I will go back in my own!

2014-09-20
quality service

2014-09-20
The trip was very enlightening and very well put to-gether
The tour leader was very good and handled the trip exceptionally well
We were very satisfied with our experience

2014-09-20
we will and have recomended this tour an your company

2014-09-21
Everything was good

2014-09-21
Covered a wide area with plenty places of interest. Good accommodations.

2014-09-22
*** made my European vacation a very memorable one--eventhou it was not their job they helped who ever needed assistance

2014-09-23
Trip was excellent & I experienced lots of places I previously dreamnt about.
This trip was beyond my wildest expectations.
Thanks Expat Explore.

2014-09-23
I can recommend this to anyone. The product is the best package allowing ample time in each main cities visited. The driving days are not as boring and tiring as I expect it to be due to comfort stops and lunch stops in between. The accommodations are great except for Rome which is very far to walk after a very tiring hot day in the city. The information provided by the tour leader are very helpful as we explore the city on our own. Overall, 5 star experience!

2014-09-23
couldn't get it better then this trip

2014-09-27
The extent of places covered in 12 days was great.
Arrangements for stay/ hotels & selection of places was very good and the best thing about the tour was Ms ***, our tour leader and the driver of coach Mr *** who made the tour really amazing.
Ms *** always ensured that everyone of us is comfortable and well informed and Mr *** made the journey very safe and we could enjoy nice music from his selection.
Both these Guys deserve full appreciation.

2014-09-30
I would recommend the is tour to anyone who wants a good taste of Ireland!

2014-09-30
Would recommend to most.

2014-09-30
Worse tour group ever

2014-09-30
has recommended to others, hope that some hotels can be a better ones.

2014-09-30
I bought Europe Escape and travel with my husband. Both of us extremely satisfied with Expat Explore. Not only the hotels are comfortable and clean but the tour guide is so resourceful and entertaining. I will definitely enroll again and recommend this to anyone else that wanna go Europe.

2014-09-30
Excellent value for money. Great tour leader and bus driver, clean coach and 90% of hotels were nice and clean.

2014-09-30
I personally think that it was a good experience and the driver as well as the tour guide was excellent. The driver is an excellent driver.

I met some lovely people on board the coach as well. Encourage the folks to sing or do stuff while on long drives.

2014-09-30
Would definitely recommend to others. Great value. Really like being able to see so many places in so little time. Free days allowed us to explore on our own while included walking/driving tours gave us a feel for the cities we visited. All breakfasts and more that half of dinners were included which was helpful. Would recommend additional free day/optional concert in Vienna and wifi on bus, headsets for tours.

2014-09-30
Quality is very good.
For tourists who do not mind walking a lot and wish to have the freedom to explore the places on their own.

2014-09-30
To all travellers especially those who want to travel on their own . Only tour company I could find that took single reservations.

2014-09-30
Italy was an outstanding destination - such a rich history and many amazing places and locations to see. Expat provided an excellent "taste"of these and we'll definitely consider going back for a more in-depth visit.

2014-09-30
Thank you EXPAT EXPLORE!!! Had a great experience and wonderful memories!!!

2014-09-30
Overall had a good time

2014-09-30
personal review is excellant

2014-09-30
Good for all adults. A tiring tour but full of interest

2014-09-30
Tour was very well organized, the accommodation-superb

2014-09-30
Good

2014-09-30
Excellent

2014-09-30
Brilliantly organized. Fez travel was great. Punctual. Helpful , friendly. *** the tour guide was excellent. *** the driver was great. Felt safe. Went out of their way to assist us.

2014-09-30
I would recommend this tour for people who aren't ready to travel on their own or who don't have travel partners. It was just the right length of time. You can always add on before or after the tour if you wish to see other tings in Europe.

2014-09-30
Excellent

2014-10-01
The tour was great, not exhausting as some people said.
The locations we visited were great, and well planned.
The food was just okay when it was included and limited for vegetarians.

2014-10-02
The bus in which they transported us was really poor and in really bad conditions. We slept two night in that bus and this one didn't have at list a toilet. The drivers really unsafe as well, driving in the nigth with out lights on and exposed us in dangerous situations.

Alike, any of the entrante fees are included and all the monuments request payment so the money that you expend in entrance fees is almost equal to the cost of the tour. You should advice more properly that situation.

2014-10-02
I would recommend expat tours to anyone considering a tour, the price was great value.

2014-10-03
I know this tour from a friend and I will definitely recommend this to my other friends.

2014-10-03
Absolutely amazing!
I want to do another trip with this company again!

2014-10-04
The tour was a great value, and we ranged in age from 15 to 76. We came from 11 different countries and by the end we felt like family. I would reccommend this tour to anyone open to having fun and seeing beautiful places.

2014-10-05
I would recommend Expat for the price as our exchange rate is poor, but I would warn people that the accommodation was not always good.

2014-10-06
loved the tour! Would definitely recommend this to friends and was good value for money.

2014-10-06
Great week, amazing bunch of traveller and the best crew

2014-10-06
You can do much more to better your service. Without increasing your operation cost. You just have to care about your clients. I already wrote my thoughts in the other box.

2014-10-06
This was a fabulous tour. The hotels were great, good beds and hot water and the food was excellent.

The only hotel that wasn't up to par was the Stone Concept in Turkey. It was noisy and the food wasn't up to the other hotels standard.

We had a small bus which was a bit bumpy at the back and the air conditioner needed tweaking but with a bigger bus this may not be a problem.

Staying two nights in most places was fabulous as it gave you down time to relax.

I thoroughly enjoyed the itinerary on this tour and would recommend it without hesitation.

2014-10-06
The tour was good overall. Do not use Budget Ibis again and when you tell people there will be laundry availability please tell them when and where.

2014-10-06
The tour was planned well and executed to the expectation

2014-10-06
The tour is very good. I would recommend to others

2014-10-07
not for lazy people

2014-10-07
Value for money and excellent package. Tour guide *** was awesome.

2014-10-07
We made all bookings online, the service is excellent. I would recommend similar yours to friends and family

2014-10-07
Hotels like the "2" rated Cavour and Cake Continental Breakfast keep this trip from being a "5". Options for upgrades may be something to consider for the future business.

2014-10-07
Fantastic tour. A bit fast paced, but a great way to get a feel for all of these amazing cities!

2014-10-08
I found the actual tour very value for money. Although I would've have liked to experience more of certain countries and stay longer than others. And it was very disappointing dropping/ticking countries off for only lunch break stop.
Also, I found the tour guide had excellent communication skills and approachable. Handled conflicts and crisis scenarios well. However, I didn't find him informative with certain basic information and actually knew the countries we went. Considering he seem and said he has been there numerous times. Another disappointing moment was we went Dachau concentration camp at 0700hrs in the morning. I only realized that his tour style lacked and disappointing because I ended going back to Germany again with another tour and went back again when it was opened. And let me tell you- I found the concentration camp absolutely -fantastic.

But overall, I really enjoyed the tour because I met such wonderful people and the places I went was truly unreal.

2014-10-08
the most displeasure tour I have ever had

2014-10-08
I would recommend to anyone planning to take a trip through Europe, who wants to enjoy the trip, and not have to worry about anything as it is all organised for you. Most relaxing thing ever.

2014-10-08
The trip was nice except the service from their customer service team prior the trip

2014-10-09
Great

2014-10-09
The quality is ok. I would recommended it to young and fit people.

2014-10-12
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2014-10-12
I would recommend this tour to those looking for the best value for their money, who love adventure and are open to new experiences and cultures

2014-10-12
Excellent tour
Highly recommend to young & booming adventurous :)!
Very well plan tour and great tour guide ( ***) and amazing driver ( *** ) wow! He can maneuver the coach ... Very impressive .
Thank you for the opportunity to experience traveling with expat explorer group:)...

2014-10-12
Would recommend it to my friends.
Excellent value for money.

2014-10-12
Great trip!

2014-10-12
I would recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore as many places in Europe in a short amount of time. The age ranges varied from 20's to 60's, so it had a very diverse crowd.

2014-10-12
In overall the trip was nice

2014-10-12
Excellent tour for people wanting a blend of group time and free time.

2014-10-12
Two of the hotels were not up to standard

2014-10-13
I had a great time. I picked the Europe Taster since this was my first trip to Europe. The accommodations were great, the food delicious and ***, the tour director, was pleasant and knowledgable. I would highly recommend this trip to friends and family whom have never been to Europe!!

2014-10-13
Recommend it to anyone with a short time and the ambition to see a lot of Europe.

2014-10-13
I will definitely recommend expat and I am pretty sure I will use them for anther tour in the future.

2014-10-13
still need to improve

2014-10-15
Excellent quality. Definitely a product that I will recommend to friends/family and clients.

2014-10-16
no comment

2014-10-17
I would highly recommend the product to all my colleagues & friends who wish to visit Europe. In a span of 12 days you'll be able to see most of the European cities.

2014-10-18
great trip.

2014-10-19
Places visited were awesome and I have
recommended this tour to friends and
family

2014-10-20
Our tour guide and now new friend *** was amazing and took us through a delightful tour of Italy. Definitely a sample tour of the Italian delights, but who wouldn't want to go back to such a beautiful country?!

2014-10-21
The tour was good. I would have liked more time in Cardiff and to be able to go inside Caerphilly Castle.

2014-10-22
Have already recommended to friends based on value for price.

2014-10-23
To explore the islands, this is the best way

2014-10-25
I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting a taste of Europe with the idea of revisiting favourite places again sometime.
I'm not sure if it can be done but a little earlier arrival in some of the cities would be beneficial so we could look around before being taken to dinner.
I love the idea of showing how the different rail systems work before having a free day.

2014-10-26
The accommodations were awesome and the tour guide provided a lot of good insight for the areas we visited. That was nice.

2014-10-26
Beyond expectations! Amazing

2014-10-26
The Eastern highlights package is good and I loved all the cities we visited!!!!

2014-10-26
The highest point is the price. It's cheap, but you get what you paid for.
 
They should not try to squeeze 5 countries in 7 days, it is too rushed. We spent too much time on the road, with little time to sightseeing. We spent 12 hours in the express way between Paris and Switzerland, we got there it was dark, we could not see anything. Maybe skip 1 country and giving an extra day in Amsterdam.
 
Some of the hotels did not have a sheet, only a thick  comforter. We woke up in the middle of the night sweating, taking the comforter out, them we would get cold.
The hotel in Paris was nice, excellent location, close to the subway.
The bed and breakfast in Switzerland was old, no sheet, uncomfortable bed, we had to walk with luggage up to a hill and 2 flights of stairs to get to the small elevator. The food was good, but not generous. The owner very rude. I definitely would not go back to that hotel.
In Germany the bed and breakfast was in an old monastery. Nice ambience, and the owners are very nice. Good food, but you had to pay even for water. No elevator and the stairs were very narrow. Very difficult to bring all the luggage up, which were heavy because we were in the middle of a month long trip. No sheet to cover and the one covering the mattress was dirty.
In Amsterdam they put you in as very good hotel, so you get a good last impression to give a better review.
 
The meals included were decent, but not generous. The dinner on the boat in Amsterdam was delivery pizza and American ice cream, not what you want to experiment in Europe. Two of the bus stops for lunch were at ***, believe it or not.
 
The worst part was the guide, ***. She was the worst guide we ever had. Apparently she did not have much experience or knowledge of the places we visited. She would only reason as googled information out of a binder, no curiosities or interesting facts. She would never give us a straight answer to our questions. We felt like we were in military school. In the first day she reprimanded public one guest because he was chatting while she was reading her boring info. Because we had so little time in it place, she would rush all the walking tours, it was more like running tours, which no explanations about the places we were seeing. In Germany she took us to a coocoo clock place for a presentation, which I wasn't too  interest in, so I tried to go to the next door shops and she didn't let me. She was pushing us to make our shopping there like she could get her commission or something. In 2 of the hotels she put us in rooms with single beds, and we were celebrating our 25th anniversary! We were afraid of requesting to change rooms because of the attitude she gave every time we asked a question. She was drinking during the tours, which I don't think it is very professional.
And to finish even worst, 6 of us left the tour in Bruges. When I emailed Expat before the trip asking how we would transfer to the train, they said that the guide would help us with that. Well, that was not the case. We were under pouring rain and we all asked if she could drop us off at the train station, literally 1 min by bus from the place we were parked. She and the driver said they couldn't, because it was only a 10 min walk (which with the luggage and the rain was more like 20 min). We asked if she could at least get a taxi for us and she said she didn't know the place and that we should ask the toilet lady for the phone number of the taxi. We did not have phone with us. They dropped us with our luggage in the rain and left. Two  min after they came back and we thought that she realized what she had done to us, but it was because she had left behind another passenger. We were all soaking wet, our luggage all wet, and as a result both of us got a cold and were not able to enjoy the remainder of our trip as much.
 
If you travel with Expat explore, know what you are going to face before hand, pack some sheets, don't bring heavy luggage, and make sure *** is not the guide.

2014-10-26
Would love to go again on other tours from expat

2014-10-26
We had a great time.

2014-10-26
Would promote to family and friends

2014-10-26
I used it to see a lot of places in a quick time and to help select which places I'd like to go for longer

2014-10-26
Not bad value, but certain areas definitely need attention

2014-10-26
14 day trip was busy but exciting and fun. Would recommend this tour. It was a lifetime experience.

2014-10-26
good

2014-10-26
My wife and I enjoyed the tour very much. Thank you EXPAT EXPLORE!

Thank you WILL and DOM

2014-10-26
So many things in 18 days. Lots of free days to explore the cities, wear good shoes because there's a lot of walking involved. Accommodation is hotel rooms, they were all pretty comfortable & clean, had no complaints there. Hotels are outside of the main areas so public transport and/or walking will happen. It's not so bad, you get used to it & most locals are great about helping you out. Take a watch & be on time to the coach unless you like singing. Definitely recommend this tour, was so much fun & we saw so many great things

2014-10-26
GREAT ORGANAIZE- GOOD LEADER -

2014-10-26
Great value for money, lots to see in a short time so it's fast paced and if you are a daydreamer better stay home cause you will annoy everyone else by slowing them down!

2014-10-26
Great tour

2014-10-26
Excellent. I would definitely recommend to others.

2014-10-27
Visited the cities I have always dreamed of.

2014-10-27
Adequate

2014-10-27
Overall the trip was good...

2014-10-27
I would recommend it

2014-10-27
Good coverage of European countries in the time.

2014-10-27
Considering the tour program is "Eastern Highlights" and we have visited many countries and places of interest, its value for money tour.

2014-10-28
The tour was awesome 10 days, 10 European countries. All the lodgings were great except for the one in Venice, Italy. City of Art hotel. *** were great fun, the people make the tour. My group was very diverse, people from different countries and ages, from all walks of life. One thing I would like is that we should have at least some extra days for places like Munich, Amsterdam and Brussels for exploring. It was a little tiring but still great fun.

2014-10-28
Great tour! This is not a tour for elders!

2014-10-28
We went to a lot, a lot, really a lot of places, in 7 days that seemed like 15 days.

2014-10-29
The tour is great, the tourist guide is helpful and funny.
All hotels are good enough and are supported with wifi. I will recommend expat explore to my family and friends.
I think this is the cheapest I got but is one of the best.....

2014-10-29
Recommend to anyone who is looking for a fast and extensive overview of Europe and comfortable with a fast paced trip.

2014-10-29
I didn't like Belgium but the rest of the tour I thought was fine. Our group seemed a bit younger and they were the party group so Amsterdam was the stop they were looking for.

2014-10-29
Would recommend it older friends

2014-10-30
This tour is an absolute MUST if you want a good experience in so many countries, without having too much time. The drives (long as they are) are not brutal. I expected worse. What they don't tell you on the site is what WONDERFUL walking tours are included!! The walking tour guides are exceptional!! I can't say enough good things about this tour.

2014-10-31
we have good time with expat tour in low budget. i will recommend this tour who wants to visit Europe is lowest cost

2014-10-31
The tour is organized well. The description of the tour is detailled and very helpful, and is suitable for people who want to explore Europe in short time period and are willing to walk.

2014-11-01
The best tour ever! Quite hectic but worth it!

2014-11-01
will strongly recommend to my friends and family.
Quality - awesome!!

2014-11-02
it was great.

2014-11-04
User Friendly

2014-11-08
It's a good product and i'll tell all of my friend about it

2014-11-08
Substandard quality

2014-11-09
Will recommend this to family and friends. Tour was very worth the price. Guided tours and free time were balanced. No tourist traps visited. Utilized a lot of public transport to go to places, the tour leader provided tickets for us always. Great feel of what the locals do. The coach was used for longer drives, transfer to another town or city. Most hotels are Better than what I expected for 2-3 stars, dinners in the hotels were awful though. Loved when our tour leader took us out on the first day for dinner, delicious!

2014-11-09
My friend and I enjoyed every minute of the tour although the rain was pouring on our way to the Scottish Highland and we were not able to go around the place, we still enjoyed visiting all the other places included in the tour.

2014-11-09
The tour covered a large area of Great Britrain which meant we were able to see a lot of the country. The driver knew the country inside out so there were no problems getting to the venues and the tour leader was very efficient.

2014-11-09
Superb experience!!!

2014-11-09
Will definitely recommend this product to friends and family members

2014-11-09
Excellent tour showing the best of the places visited. Would definitely recommend it to friends.

2014-11-09
Single Travellers

2014-11-09
It was good trip

2014-11-09
-we spent too much time in un-important
places..
-we stay in hotel faraway from down town.

2014-11-09
Tour was far beyond my expectations. hotels, meals, and quality of travel were second to none, very comfortable indeed. Id recommend Expat Explore and their Turkish partners, Fez to anyone looking for a top Turkey Travel experience.

2014-11-09
My friends in the US, Canada and the Philippines were asking information about the tour company when i shared all the pictures of my tour in facebook. I got very good pictures of the places i visited and i gave them the website of expatexplore. Personally i am very satisfied with the tour mainly because Tim Saw is a very good tour manager, he is very friendly and trustworthy. The price of the tour is very competitive and we had visited so many palces in 14 days.

2014-11-09
Good balance of historic, cultural, and natural heritage viewings in the short time. If going in the warmer months, consider a longer stay to take in Bodrum.

2014-11-09
Out tour guide was not really organized nor properly prepared for the tour. I wish all Bus or Train info will be all printed and handed out to us instead of just being verbally announced because it's not easy to remember those foreign words...

2014-11-09
It was an amazing experience!

2014-11-09
Great

2014-11-09
GOOD EXPERIENCE

2014-11-09
Fantastic value for money for anyone looking to explore the beautiful Adriatic coast.
Well organised, professionally managed and fourteen days of fun facts and fabulous food.

2014-11-09
The best value for your money. Great and well informed Guide. This kind of a tour is great for people who are 60 years old or under.

2014-11-09
I would recommend to friends and families.

2014-11-09
We would recommend it to anyone...friends and family. Excellent from beginning to end.

2014-11-10
Would recommend to those new to Europe..This product is basic...touch and go but still adequate to enjoy and learn a few things..

2014-11-10
I really enjoy this trip, everything was excellent, the personal, the bus, activities everything.

Thank you

2014-11-11
excellent tour!

2014-11-11
You have a very good product and we already recommend it to friends and will definitely be interested to use it in future again!

2014-11-11
This trip was the perfect length for how much we still got to experience.

2014-11-11
I would definitely recommend this company as a travel agent to many of my friends.

2014-11-12
details already submitted

2014-11-14
Will recommend to my friends.

2014-11-21
Value for money

2014-11-21
All my comments were in the previous field

2014-11-21
Excellent
I would recommend it to anyone who could afford it.

2014-11-21
Would have been 5 stars if our tour leader had a bit more control of the group - luggage was a problem because it was not handled at the start of the trip.

2014-11-21
Excellent

2014-11-22
The assistance is great and very helpful

2014-11-23
Would recommend for a younger person who wants a taster of europe

2014-11-23
Recommended as a BUDGET tour. All rooms are shared. Either trip or quad share.
Good for everybody and a cheap tour to cover most of Europe.

2014-11-25
I would recommend this trip to anyone who has a limited time to see Italy as we did. It was great to cover a distance in such a short time.

2014-11-25
Fantastic tour. The tour leader and driver were amazing!! I shared this with my Fiancé who loved it. The accommodation used was really nice, it had everything you needed and the walking tours were definitely a highlight. The time spent on the coach was great, it gave you the opportunity to meet everyone else on the tour. The coach was very comfortable so you could sleep during the drive if you wanted to. This is the longest tour that Expat offer so you see a lot of Europe, the number of free days is great! It gave us time to explore the cities on our own, or have a relaxing day if we were feeling a bit run down or tired. I definitely recommend this tour!!

2014-12-01
I wouldn't recommend the 15 day. 10 days would've been enough to see the sights and have a few days relaxing at the end in Hurghada.

2014-12-01
It was a really bad experience...we spend most of the tour in bus...with a tour guide who knows nothing about tourism , entertainment or even English language to help us.

2014-12-01
I used this as a holiday break it was my third in a year. I sometimes get the feeling that the tour leader and driver are tired. I must be hard dealing with people 24, 7 and to start again the morning after.

2014-12-01
Excellent and very informative tours that fits in an amazing amount of history and location to sleep over. Definitely would recommend to anyone who want to see a lot in a small amount of time. :)

2014-12-01
Good Experience. Tour guide, Laura & our bus driver was very kind & helped us all the time. Strongly recommend Expat.

2014-12-02
Needs a lot of improving as per review report

2014-12-04
Everything about the tour was fantastic. Neatly organised tour and was conducted in a very professional manner.

2014-12-08
Good Value For Money Would Travel With You Again

2014-12-08
Perfect amount of holiday, would skip nice or Avignon in the winter and so an extra day in Barcelona!

Otherwise Perfect!

2014-12-08
Exceptional value for money, great itinerary and this tour is for any age above 16 yrs. our tour had a mix from 16 yrs to 50 yrs and everyone got on well together. This was an amazing holiday. I had the 26 day Ultimate Europe tour booked, but unfortunately it got cancelled. It would have been great to do the longer tour.

2014-12-08
I used Expat for their 7 day Ireland tour. I would recommend it to anyone interested in visiting the island.

2014-12-08
I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone. We covered so much of Ireland, learnt a great deal of the history and saw some breath taking views. Laura our tour leader was fantastic and driver Gary had a great sense of humour. All accommodation was very comfortable; breakfast and dinners were large but nice.

2014-12-08
I had Laura has my Tour guide. She was absolutely brilliant. Very knowledgable and very helpful with everything. The tour was exceptional due to her guidance through everything.

2014-12-09
Has room to be improved especially during Winter tour.

2014-12-09
Quality was good. It fit my style of travel very well.

2014-12-09
A perfect name as per the product.

2014-12-09
Excellent round island tour of Ireland especially with pre and post tour accomodation provided in Dublin.

2014-12-09
great short quick tour, enough time in paris and switzerland but its down to planning, plan ahead or speak to tour leader to understand options and you'll have great trip.

2014-12-09
good v good

2014-12-11
I would recommend it to my friends and family.

2014-12-22
Expat explore makes it possible for everyone to experience Great Britain at a budget price.

2014-12-22
Fantastic quick taster of Europe

2014-12-22
Great tour! *** were very good!

2014-12-22
Would recommend to my family & friends

2014-12-22
Very cool. Loved staying at the Premiere Inn hotels!!

2014-12-23
Friends and family

2014-12-25
Perfect tour with Expat Explore!

2014-12-25
The tour was very good and worth the money. A bit quick but ideal when you don't have a lot of time.

2014-12-28
Very good!

2014-12-29
Excellent tour. I would highly recommend the tour to others.

2014-12-31
Good deal!

2014-12-31
The content of the tour was excellent. I do, however, think that the amount of free time given should be reduced, or least alternatives provided, so that people who want to make the most of a historical tour such as this don't have to while away time at the hotel or on the cruise (which isn't terrible, mind, just that there could be more, as people don't go on these tours every day).

2015-01-05
Excellent tour! The tour leader and driver were a great team and really enhanced the experience, they took care of everything so you could sit back and relax. Great hotels, fast paced tour but meant we could see a lot of Europe in a week and a half. Recommended!

2015-01-10
Excellent way to spend the holidays for someone who has not been to Paris/Alps/Amsterdam. But keep in mind it is the holiday season and everything will be crowded with locals and tourists. But Paris Christmas Markets and Amsterdam New Years Eve with Alps skiing and Rhine River, a perfect holiday itinerary!

2015-01-10
Would recommend to my family n frens

2015-01-10
The quality of the product met & exceeded my expectations. I would recommend the tour to anyone who enjoys travel but "planning" isn't their strong suit. Everything was planned perfectly. Throughout the tour I felt safe and important to my group.

2015-01-10
Peter was a great tour guide - very friendly & knowledgeable.

I am glad that we did the Giza pyramids first as everything else we saw after that was truly amazing.

This Egypt tour was an incredible experience.

2015-01-10
on time, relax and explore...

2015-01-10
The variety in this tour and the excellent tour guide, ***, made this holiday special.
The standard of accommodation varied considerably and I would rather have paid a little extra to have avoided the hotel in Wilderswil with its tiny twin bed room and the very steep, snowy road which the bus could not negotiate.
The highlight for me was the chateau excursion from Paris, but I would suggest leaving out the shopping trip afterwards in lieu of returning to Paris for more sightseeing.
Thank youi for a most enjoyable holiday.

2015-01-10
Great trip suitable for family or single travelers. Awesome value for money.

2015-01-10
*** and *** were fantastic!!! Thy made the tour what it was, which was BRILLIANT!!! Was an awesome holiday!!

2015-01-10
*** I would not recommend this tour to others.

2015-01-10
It was enjoyable and value for money.

2015-01-10
My previous comment can be referred to for details.

Overall fantastic value for money and lots of chances for independent exploration which is really good.

2015-01-11
It was a different view of Europe in a positive way

2015-01-12
The tour was awesome

2015-01-12
I really enjoyed this tour, it was the perfect length and having multi night stays in both Paris and Switzerland allowed me to see a lot of places. The tour leader and driver really added to the experience and told us all the must see places as well as those off the beaten track. The highlight of the tour was skiing and night sledding in Switzerland and also having Xmas day in Paris! I recommend this tour to everyone!

2015-01-13
This tour was great!!! excellent value for money! Wonderful tour guides and bus drivers.

2015-01-16
We enjoyed very much

2015-01-17
I found the Taster to be exactly what I wanted.

2015-01-17
Good Trip

2015-01-27
Fantastic

2015-01-27
Great tour ; very impressive

2015-01-28
We had a fantastic time. The Boat Felicity was fantastic, the crew friendly and efficient. The food was a standout(plentiful & yummy)I'm not a big fish lover but there was a buffet for all meals with plenty of variety. The itinerary was perfect in giving us a broad & varied cross section of the Maldives. The perfect amount of rest & adventure(although you could just stay on the boat and relax - there was no pressure to participate)The standout was the Ships Captain -***. A local who knows the sea and The Maldives and guided us to the best snorkeling & diving spots.Knew were to go for a manta ray experience, was a reliable and knowledgeable dive instructor & guide and a talented musician as well. The only thing that was a little disappointing was although the cabins were bigger than I expected ours was right next to the generator which ran 24hrs and made our cabin quite noisy. Also make sure you do your sums as if scuba diving the charge per dive is not cheap.

2015-02-06
Overall the services are good. The tour leader and the driver really have done very good job during the tour.
Thnks very much.

2015-02-07
I got to see alot in a short time, it was awesome

2015-02-08
Had a blast! Was able to see and do a ton and lucked out with the coolest guide and group of fellow travelers. Night sledding in Switzerland was a favorite, Paris was amazing, and I can't wait to spend more time in Germany! Definitely looking forward to doing another Expat tour!

2015-02-17
The tour was great! Our tour guide was excellent and the drivers navigated the crazy
Egypt roads with ease!

2015-02-24
Great!

2015-02-24
Loved it!

2015-02-24
The europe Escape tour was awesome. It's also the perfect length, not so long as to get exhausted being on a bus all day. Bug long enough to capture so many beautiful countries.

2015-02-24
Expat offers a very nice deals for a European Tour. I will definitely be back.

2015-02-25
Totally awesome and will recommend to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2015-03-02
This tour offers many wonderful, memorable experiences that capture the true essence of Egypt. This country is an amazing place, filled with many treasures to explore. The local people were friendly and had a great sense of humour. Our guide, *** was fantastic. His passion and knowledge for his country rubbed off on us as we all fell in love with this beautiful place. Egypt has much to offer and this tour certainly captures the true spirit of Egypt.

2015-03-04
Quality was high. I would recommend to anyone between 25 to 50 yrs

2015-03-08
good in general for value of money

2015-03-09
Excellent tour

2015-03-14
excellent service.

2015-03-16
Would recommend it to people from anywhere in the world that would like to see Europe

2015-03-17
Great tour

2015-03-20
My family and friends

2015-03-20
I have done 12days and it is really good

2015-03-20
Great deal for such a low price! There's many great experiences included in this trip and definitely gives you a taste for more of every country.

2015-03-20
Excellent

2015-03-20
Awesome,2 thumbs up!!!

2015-03-20
Excellent Tour Package!

2015-03-20
Had the chance to explore all over Europe in just 12 days to the fullest. Thank you for making this trip so memorable.

I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a very good deal for their piggy bank!

2015-03-20
This is a wonderful "taste" of Europe for someone like myself who has never been there. I did feel like we could have used another half day in Germany and half day in Amsterdam, so if you would consider Sunday to Sunday that would be perfect!

2015-03-22
***

2015-03-22
It is exactly what it says "Europe Taster"

Great for those who have never been before.

2015-03-23
The tour was excellent. Expat's staff were all friendly and efficient. I would recommend the tour to anyone looking for a well-rounded tour in the UK or Europe.

2015-03-24
Tour seemed like very comprehensive look at Great Britain. Might want to include sightseeing in London.

2015-03-26
Despite the "not clean bus", the tour was great. Thanks ***!

2015-03-26
Not for the elderly, fast paced and you get to see alot and many countries in short amt of time. Great for me because I only had 2 weeks off.

2015-03-29
The package was an excellent one and i can recommend it to all of my friends.

2015-03-29
It is great!

2015-03-29
Tour guide was knowledgeable and she was able to answer our questions when we asked her.

2015-03-29
Fantastic tour. Hotels were reasonable to main locations. Would recommend to anyone who will listen.

2015-03-29
Anyone who wants to see Great Britain, would enjoy this trip.

2015-03-30
It was amazing!

2015-03-30
No wasted time, i would highly recomend your company.

2015-04-01
the tour prices are reasonable and our crew - team *** and *** are excellent assets to expat explore. they make the drive all over Europe a lot of fun.

2015-04-02
I will definitely suggest this tour to my friends and colleagues! :)

2015-04-05
Tiring and hectic programme

2015-04-05
Amazing 2 weeks

2015-04-05
Value for money and the most you can experience of Europe in 14 days. A must try if you're on a limited time and want to sample the top cities in Europe.

2015-04-06
Good

2015-04-07
This trip has given us a taste of Europe. The itineraries are amazing!

2015-04-07
The package given at the beginning with the neck pillow was fantastic and brilliantly practical

2015-04-07
OK can be improved

2015-04-08
Good value for money, but better thought needs to go into the tour.

2015-04-08
Value for money, all inclusive bed breakfast, tour guide and legendary experience.

2015-04-09
I received excellent service!

2015-04-09
Outstanding. I work with many teachers who are expats in the UAE. Highly recommend

2015-04-10
I would recommend this tour to whoever is looking for a quick getaway and wants to see some beautiful places in Europe and doesn't mind early mornings.

2015-04-11
*****

2015-04-12
****

2015-04-12
Loved the Europe Jewel Tour and the Tour was exactly that "A jewel of cities and places in Europe"

2015-04-14
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip from beginning to end. The driver *** was fantastic and our guide *** was very knowledgeable. Accommodation and food was great. Definitely would recommend this trip.

2015-04-17
Would suggest to everyone!! All age groups.

Good value for money.

Would loved spend another day in Cappadocia.

some places just allow more time for photos.

Overall had an amazing experience.

2015-04-17
Great fun; lots to explore and good for a first trip to Europe.

2015-04-17
The tour was excellently organised with the best expertise around Egypt. The guides were very knowledgeable, all planned activities were done perfectly.

I would suggest the following issues/improvements to be considered for the future tours:

1. When spending the day with the guides, they usually take the group to a pre-determined restaurant for Lunch where they serve a set menu at a more than the standard price. I believe that this is because the guide receives some commission from the restaurant. This practice should be removed. For example, if someone went it an instead said he wanted vegetarian in this kind of a place, you will get a very unimpressive main dish and end up paying the same inflated price.

2. The guides have a habit to take us to places such as perfumeries, papyrus shops and art&craft shops to entice the group to buy things. This again I believe earns him commission. This practice should be removed. Instead of taking all of the group to the shop and wasting up to 1.5 hours there, he can just point out the shops. After all, the tour is jam packed and any breathing space is heavenly.

3. For a place like Egypt, where WIfi is not freely available and roaming is super expensive, it would be good if there is a choice to buy a local sim from the guide at a cost. This would greatly improve the experience and communication during the tour among group of friends.

4. As there are many optional activities that could be done at an extra cost, it would be really helpful if we receive a guideline on what optional activities can be done on which days BEFORE the tour so the budget can be planned. Lot of us realised most of the optional activities are possible after landing in Egypt (since the exact tour times are only given in Egypt) but were unable to do these due to not having sufficient financial plans which was a shame. At least if you could provide approximate timings for each day and the approximate timings of the optional tours, then this can be planned before visiting the country.

Happy to discuss any of the above points in detail with you if required.

Overall, this has been one heck of an experience. I now firmly believe in the expat way of touring!!!! Keep up the great work.

2015-04-17
Great foe people who want to the most of Europe within a limited time and budget. You need to get ready for long drives but is worth it when you get to see the amazing sites. Great for singles, couples and families

2015-04-17
I would recommend this tour. It is suitable for friends going away together, families with children, couples, young people and older people.

2015-04-17
Very good trip and a lot to see in less days, full value for money!

2015-04-18
Fantastic experience at a very affordable price. The tour personnel were very knowledgeable and did everything they could to insure everyone had a great time. If you want to see a lot of Europe in a limited amount of time I highly recommend this tour.

2015-04-19
tour leaders doesn't help at all, only want tips and tips, and want more payment, we have to pay 65 euro more how ***

2015-04-19
Brilliant. Although it does really only give you a taster of all the destinations, I now know where I will need to return to in order to explore it more

2015-04-25
Super trip, very satisfied

2015-04-25
The tour is good. We will recommend to our friends.

2015-04-25
Perfectly planned tour. Budget friendly and Roma the tour guide is so awesome!

2015-04-25
I would recommend this tour for individuals interested in traveling and who can keep up with the fast pace.

2015-04-25
It was good

2015-04-25
I love this tout so much

2015-04-26
An enjoyable tour, very busy, early starts, a couple of changes suggested earlier.

2015-04-26
You would not find this kind of service for this price anywhere else.

2015-04-27
We enjoy every minute of the tour with the exception of the rush to get to new places. There will be nice to have an option of Great Britain - 10 days for the same tour.

2015-05-01
Good value but better suited to a younger age group, e.g. under 65.

2015-05-01
It was a really fun vacation.I highly recommend it.

2015-05-01
I would recommend the tour to my family and friends.

2015-05-01
Yes

2015-05-01
Loved the trip recommend it to all. Love that there are different packages so that depending on time and your budget you can go different places. even with my tiny budget my husband and i were able to explore some amazing countries.

2015-05-01
This is a great tour, good value. I think it could be even better with an extra day in Amsterdam. The event I liked the least was the canal cruise and pizza meal in Amsterdam. Paris was totally awesome and Switzerland the highlight for me. Thank you!

2015-05-01
You get to see a lot and all the essential attraction in this tour. 22 days is just right. Will definitely recommend to all my friends, who want to see the most of Europe in a short time, without the hassle of planning.

2015-05-01
Excellent.

2015-05-01
Nice tour

2015-05-01
Great locations!

2015-05-01
keep it up! definitely will recommend to my co workers and my family. i trully did already at my work place @ hospital:)

2015-05-02
We saw everything we had hoped to see. Our driver was very capable. From the bus tour of Paris to the Tuscan feast to the top of the world train ride, this tour delivers tremendous value. It was a trip of a lifetime. Thank you , ***.

2015-05-02
Tour was great...got to see a lot in a limited time. Hope there were more "active " activities though.

2015-05-02
We joined in Paris and end in Amsterdam. The whole experience was fantastic! I'll recommend to my friends who'd like to see Europe.

2015-05-02
Good for a taster tour

2015-05-03
the tour schedule was pretty hectic so i would only recommend to someone that is patient and has a pair of strong knees.

2015-05-03
It would be a great tour if it's not soured by the Tour Leader.
She is not fit to be a Tour Leader and should be sacked if you want your passengers to enjoy your tour.

2015-05-05
I would recommend this tour to active people of all ages. It is quite hectic and some tours require a good level of mobility. The tour takes in many countries and is an excellent opportunity to plan future travels

2015-05-05
Excellent quality
Economical
Full of cheeky surprises.
Awesome tour leader.
All in all a must do thing for all those who want adventures in their lives

2015-05-05
to friends

2015-05-05
it was nice to receive an email in regards to how the tour was.

2015-05-06
EJ is good for everyone who would like to explore Europe with ease and with some freedom. This tour fit me well and give me enough experiences of the key cities of Europe.

If you want to spend a day at each museum, this tour is not for you.

2015-05-06
Overall very good.
Andrew our guide very knowledgeable and fun.
Bus driver T*** was great as well.
Ibis Hotels too small with luggage in there very hard to move around.

2015-05-06
Always advise others to travel with Expat if they want great tours with expert guides and drivers and value for money.Looking forward for my next tour that's already booked.

2015-05-06
Great tour. I wish we could have had a day in Vienna, though.

2015-05-06
This Tour provided us with an excellent overview of part of Western Europe. The historical background provided by our tour guide for all the countries and cities we visited was excellent. It helped us to better understand the people who live there now and the in the past. We are recommending this tour to our friends.

2015-05-07
The customer service along with our tour guide, *** we received an exceptional and outstanding services.

2015-05-07
It was a great opportunity to see so much in a short time...

2015-05-07
It's awesome!

2015-05-08
I would recommend to singles *** about traveling alone

2015-05-08
It is a good trip to get variety of European experiences and I would recommend it to a person with limited time.

2015-05-09
pleased with all aspects of trip

2015-05-10
It was really great. Good accomodation and transportation and sights. Please consider some other main cities in Germany instead of Rhine Valley. If u can make your coaches wifi enabled it will be great. You can charge around 10 pounds who wants this facility and give access for only one device.As it is tightly packed and we have long hours journey it will be great if you can make wifi available and it will also be an advantage over your competitors.

2015-05-10
I will recommend product toy family members.

2015-05-10
Yes for sure

2015-05-10
As I said, optional map for those not wanting to visit *** in Amsterdam. Also, local food instead of pizza in Amsterdam cruise would enhance the experience.

2015-05-11
This is for healthy people without mobility issues, lots of stairs and walking. This is also a midrange tour so the accommodations are clean and comfortable but generally not fancy.

2015-05-11
This tour is very busy and with all the additional partying (very late nights and early mornings) I wouldn't recommend it to the older generations - unless they young at heart ;) The overall product was great - good clean hotels, wonderful food and awesome photo's.

2015-05-11
Very good

2015-05-11
I had an excellent time on the tour. The Tour Leader and Coach Driver were excellent. I had a fantastic time. However, the optional airport transfer service was horrible and I would not recommend it to any travelers.

2015-05-12
Needs impriovement

2015-05-12
This was a good tour for getting an overview of Great Briton at a reasonable budget. Including all breakfasts and four suppers increased value.

2015-05-12
I would rate bit 4 stars

2015-05-13
I would recommend

2015-05-14
Overall, I am very happy with the services provided by Expat Explore and may do more tours with them in the future.

2015-05-15
The tour was amazing considering that 48 people from different countries were on board the coach. Ms. H***, our tour leader did a great job!

2015-05-15
Hotels closer to the sites would be great.

2015-05-16
Great tour leader, pleasant journey

2015-05-17
Great tour overall. Got to see a lot in a short amount of time.

2015-05-17
Families and also those who travel alone.

2015-05-17
My 10 day-Egypt tour is fantastic. There were only two persons on the tour but Expat still tried to organize for us.
Hotels (***) and cruise are very nice. Our tour guide *** is knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I will definitely recommend the tour to my friends!

2015-05-17
this tour was by far the best experience of my life. got to see and experience so much and make friends from all around the world. I would recommend this tour to everyone

2015-05-17
I want to have an easy and quick tour to know how it takes to travel thru Europe.

I would recommend it to my friends

2015-05-18
****

2015-05-18
Accomodation was generally poor.
Coach seating uncomfortable.
Forward thinking of the tour leader was poor when sick passengers were seated in the front rows of the coach.
Pick up and drop of location in London requires to be carefully reviwed for easy accessibility of the passengers.

No doubt some of these may increase the overall cost of the package. We for one would not mind paying a little more for once in a life time experince to get these comforts and there were a number of others in our group who had the same feeling.

Until these issues are sorted, regretfully I have to give give a low ranking to the tour.

2015-05-18
Very convenient & comfortable program. I will suggest to anyone.

2015-05-18
For the price I paid the tour meets my expectations. My concern was the carrying of luggages from and to the bus. Hotels are far from the city and you ride yhe public transport by yourself. I recommend you travel with a friend ot a family member as you will be on your own most of the time..

2015-05-18
I love the whole tour,just the accommaction could be improved in some places

2015-05-24
I would highly recommend this to people wanting to see a lot in a short amount of time. All the hotels were amazing. The tour Guide was just incredible! We had the time of our lives. Good work Expat!

2015-05-24
I would recommend this to my friends and family.

2015-05-24
The amount of places visited is ridiculous great

2015-05-24
We are not drinkers so could have done without the vineyard visit.
More time in Florence would have been nice as well as more time in Assisi and San Marco. Maybe drop Siena, which was beautiful but more of the same.

2015-05-24
Excellent package

2015-05-24
Really needs some finishing touches.....maybe someone in management travel with tour and experience everything with paying customers .

2015-05-24
I would recommend to everyone as this was a great tour group that many will enjoy sightseeing and of course eating in Italy.

2015-05-25
The service is quite good

2015-05-25
Excellent and well managed..!!!!

2015-05-26
Will definitely like to go on other tours organised by expat...will recommend to others...areas to improve are quality of hoteĺs and meals provided.

2015-05-26
This is a great tour!!!!! Our tour leader R***, was absolutely wonderful. Not only was R*** great at her job, she is an absolute gem of a person. Her enthusiasm is infectious. I know she made a friend with all the members of our tour.

The tour not only provides guided tours of locations, but your are provided plenty of time to explore areas on your own. This method of touring provides a great way to make new friends with other tour participants from around the world.

Expat has captured the formula to providing a great and fun tour. Expat should bottle their formula for fun and sell it to all the other tour companies !!!!

***, Canada

2015-05-26
Excellent vacation, for exceptional price

2015-05-26
the stay at *** need to improved.. the hotel a bit old, smelly, and cleanliness is not good..

2015-05-27
Brilliant trip, loved every minute of it. Would suggest a hotel nearer Munich City Centre for again.

2015-05-27
i would definitely recommend expat to anyone.

2015-05-29
My tour code is ***.
My tour manager was ***.
We visited some very famous Eastern Europe cities, such as: Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg. But there are some little-known cities that I am very delighted to have visited too, such as: Krakow, Bratislava, Ljubljana. And we were given a treat to visit a paradise: Lake Bled and its island Blejski otok!

2015-05-29
Very well organized tour

2015-05-30
See my last statement...

2015-06-01
This is a rush tour but awesome. The tour leader and coach driver are very warm. Hope if I join other tour could be with them

2015-06-01
Great

2015-06-01
For the price i paid it was excellent

2015-06-01
The product is excellant eg guide, driver information from the guide, the country's that we're visited..

2015-06-01
your standards have gone down see my feed back sheet i will never use Expat Explore again and the tour leader *** was arrogant and mental she is not fit for the job

2015-06-01
good

2015-06-01
Roma made up and more for the minor things that came up. Fantastic person.

2015-06-01
I would look at Expat for other types of bus tours in the future. I would recommend it to most people but not people with mobility issues as there is a fair amount of walking involved. Overall great value!!

2015-06-01
Friends

2015-06-01
Excellent

2015-06-01
Online booking and the places of visit are of local attraction, but too short of time.
Food provided are reasonable.
Friendly and careful team leader and bus driver.

2015-06-02
This is a truly excellent product.

2015-06-02
Overall is good, but please do not use IBIS Budget as the shower has no privacy, and they use double decker bed that makes difficult for old folks to climb up.

2015-06-02
I would recommend the trip to more people who like their own independence and free time which I did. I don't think its suited to people who want a tour leader guiding them all the way

2015-06-02
Very good short getaway!

2015-06-02
I have already recommended this tour to many of my friends.

2015-06-02
I was impressed with the quality of the hotels, food and couch for the price paid.

2015-06-03
Very pleased with this introduction to beautiful Great Britain!

2015-06-03
Overall good value

2015-06-04
I would recommend to family and friends who enjoy a full day with quite a bit of walking. If you like sleeping in and lingering over meals this is not for you. I liked that the tour leader gave us an overview but left us to experience each visited area as we wished.

2015-06-05
Product was excellent value for the price. Hotels were clean and adequate size for sleeping.

2015-06-06
It was just as promised. It was a whirlwind tour through many countries. I saw and experienced more than I thought.

2015-06-08
enjoyed the trip

2015-06-13
It was my first Europe trip and I'm so glad I did it with expat explore. They had everything ready for us with regards to information maps they were friendly to answer all our questions how many ever we had they never said no. Our tour leader *** was amazing very helpful kind friendly extremely knowledgeable we could not ask for more and not to forget *** our bus driver amazing person amazing driver we did not have to worry about the road because he was driving and we knew he is the best and will take care of us all these 10days. I will strongly recommend this trip who wants best of Europe in 10days.

2015-06-13
Perfect

2015-06-13
Expat Explore was a fantastic company to take a tour with. It was my first experience outside of my home country (USA) and I could not be happier with the way it turned out. As someone traveling alone it was a huge comfort to be with a kind, patient and knowledgable tour guide (***) and a trustworthy coach driver (***). I would highly recommend traveling with Expat to anyone, but especially to those who are new to traveling abroad, or who may be going alone. The group dynamic completely took away any minor anxieties I had before the trip and I wound up meeting some really great people... as well as seeing smaller parts of the countries along the way which I probably wouldn't have seen otherwise!

2015-06-13
I would refer people under 50 years old as it was full on and loads of physical activity...walking

Next time I eould do the 12day tour as it is a bit more relaxed

2015-06-13
Expat Explore made our dreams comes true, we brought home lifetime memories.

Team leader *** was highly organized and very friendly.

2015-06-13
Excellent

2015-06-13
I have been referring Expat to all my family and friends.

2015-06-13
Great value for the money and a perfect way to see many different countries and cultures in a short amount of time.

2015-06-13
Excellent

2015-06-13
I will definitely recommended to my friends who are interested to explore Europe.

2015-06-13
The tour is fine, however our return airport transfer is late for 45 minutes. We called up the company and at last they arrange a taxi to take us to the airport and we were so worried about this.

2015-06-14
I would recommend it to anyone that wanted to see Europe.

2015-06-14
I enjoyed this trip and would recommend it to all my friends. I would have loved to stay in Krakow and other countries longer. A great experience!

2015-06-14
Tour leader J*** and The bus driver C*** were great !!!

2015-06-14
good tour.

2015-06-14
I will recommend to my friends and relatives. Also I intend to plan for another tour. Special thanks for our tour leader R*** who did an excellent job.

2015-06-14
Super great. Good hotels, good bus, excellent guide, good itinerary. Hotels were much better than expected, considering the price of the tour. loved the "guided" meals on arrival at the 5 cities. Location of the hotels was well within commuting or walking distance. the composition of the group was wonderful. All ages, all nationalities. Everyone got along well and were extremely friendly. we loved the trip and would not hesitate to go with Expat again. Thanks ever so much.

2015-06-14
Get a better system for feedback

The tour was great, the driver and tour leader worked hard and often went above and beyond in order to serve the customer

Fantastic value for the money spent

2015-06-15
Wonderful tour so much in such a short time frame!! It is go go go! A knowledgeable guide and great driver will make all the difference in this fast paced tour.If you are lucky enough to get guide S*** and driver K*** you have struck gold!

2015-06-15
we will book with expat again

2015-06-15
This tour is not for anyone who cannot walk long distances, but we did fine and it was great, after having ridden on the bus for many hours, most days. The price and the quality were very good.

2015-06-15
For the money, this was a great tour. It is a very active tour and you will be climbing many steps with luggage. Pack light!!!

2015-06-15

The tour was a culture eye opener and a vehicle for me to experience and view places and things with a lot of h.istorical and artistic values. The group grew to be a family, taking care of one another as the tour progressed led by example of the tour guide and drivee.I would recommend this to my friends in school and church.

2015-06-15
*****

2015-06-16
****

2015-06-16
This trip was an excellent mix of relaxation and keeping busy. There were a lot of walking tours included within this tour which I loved. Its a good way to see things. I like to be out and about. There were some long driving days, but I personally enjoyed this, as I get to see things along the way.

2015-06-16
Our tour guide, ***, was awesome. He mingled and welcomed everyone. Our Driver ***, made us feel very confident in our safety.

2015-06-17
Could not have asked for more passionate people to travel with.

2015-06-17
Good value for money. Hotels located near tourist sites. Better than more upmarket tours we did with other tour operators.

2015-06-17
Great tour would not change a thing except for no ibis budget hotels.

2015-06-18
I would recommend your product to friends.

2015-06-18
A great tour that delivered far more than expected. Extremely well organised and run.

2015-06-19
It was very good to have two nights in a place because these days seemed less rushed. I appreciate that it is just a taster and that a tour tries to fit in as much time in a place, but maybe the combination of when the two nights stays may occur because in our trip they started the very beginning and towards the end of the trip they were all single nights.

The Cheese & Clog factory in Holland was excellent and the gift selection were reasonable prices. And same for the chocolate factory.

2015-06-19
This tour was excellent value for money. Is suitable for all age of travellers, as long as you ware able to do a bit of walking

2015-06-20
Tour Leader J*** S*** was amazing. I could not have asked for more.

2015-06-20
Great tour

2015-06-21
Great tour but more time needed in the cities. Perhaps leaving cities later in the day would work better. Some of the excursions were taken off the tour after booking, eg. burgundy wine tasting which we specifically wanted to see. All the same, enjoyed the trip. Awesome customer service and best tour leaders S*** and K***!

2015-06-21
We needed a trip that covered our dates and offered an overall coverage of France - this was great. We would recommend this to our friends

2015-06-21
service was good. long hours of traveling.

2015-06-21
Fantastic tour, comfortable bus, good driver, well informed and entertaining tour guide,good lodging. I would recommend this tour.

2015-06-22
I would use your product again .I would tell my friends and family.
I already have plans to use the product in 2017.

2015-06-23
A very good way to see the best of France. Interesting stops, travel at a comfortable pace, and a few free days, a helpful tour leader to explain how to get around on your own, make this tour a wonderful experience. We recommend it highly.

2015-06-23
Would recommend it as a good orientation to Ireland

2015-06-23
Had a excellent tour a great tour guide and made some new friends. Who could ask for more. A big thank You to all at expat explore.

2015-06-23
I have already recommended Expat Rxplore to friends and family because of the excellent service friendly and informative staff

2015-06-23
Your 12-day Europe Escape product is a great way for travelers to get to see Europe. Although there was a need to rush in some of the cities that we visited because of the allotted time frame, I believe, overall, our personal expectations were satisfactorily met. I would definitely recommend this tour to people who would like to see Europe for the first time.

2015-06-23
Overall good needs less one day stops. To provide better experiences in some truly amazing locations. Better hotels would be nice.

2015-06-23
Tour good. Would recommend to others.

2015-06-23
MY WIFE AND FELT GOOD THE WHOLE TRIP

2015-06-23
Had the time of my life. Thanks

2015-06-23
Fast paced tour with great customer service, transportation, and guides. Hotels were comfortable, with a couple being extremely nice.

2015-06-23
100% as advertised!

2015-06-24
Good tour leader, good driver, very comfortable bus, if can provide bus with wifi.

2015-06-24
The is the best bang for your buck by far!! You get all the major countries. You learn all the transits systems in the cities. Fast pace, great food, great tour!!

2015-06-24
Amazing

2015-06-24
Will recommend it to others and most definte will take another tour with Expat Explore

2015-06-25
To whom it may concern

Both *** and I ( ***) *** -
Wish to congratulate, C*** B*** , for the excellent tour and leadership skills.
We have only praise for him and all below mentioned attributes:-******
Attentive to individual needs ( us being need to get to our sons's wedding , in Germany, at end if tour) - both C*** and B***, very helpful in that regard
Always very fair but firm with instuctions
Able to control group effectively - all on time/ early - therefore able to pack so much into one day
Informative about costs and ideas ,to enjoy eating out and where to shop
Very organised
Very effecient
Great knowledge / brief, on each tour day of each city
Good instruction ,to basic language for each country ( I got to help with German one , as am half German).
Humourous
Ability to draw group together
Ability to make one feel special
Going the extra mile with extra rewards
Working from dawn til dusk
Energetic
Enthusiastic
Great repoire with bus driver B*** from the Netherlands- who also must be commended, for his ability to drive gently and carefully
What a dynamic duo C*** and B*** were together . Such energy and enthusiasm .
We therefore hope to do another tour with C*** B*** in the future and would be very happy to have B*** as our driver too.
Thankyou Expat, for employing such wonderful people.
So many happy memories.
We therefore highly recommend C*** B*** ------
as The best tour guide ever!!!!!!!
And wish him great things ,as he continues in his role, as tour leader.

Sincerely
***

2015-06-25
Recomend to friends of same age .

2015-06-25
This was the 1st time I had used your company and I was very pleased with the service I received both before and during the trip Hotels and meals provided were all of a high standard. Our Polish driver was excellent . Our tour guide Kerry was very helpful and had excellent knowledge of Ireland .I could not fault this trip and am looking forward to my next trip in Europe later this year . Well done .

2015-06-26
Helpful

2015-06-27
Great tour to see the highlights of Europe, meet new friends and takes the hassel out of having to organise a trip like this yourself.
Would recommend to friends and come back for sure!

2015-06-27
Great selection of cities with free days in beautiful cities like Paris, Dubrovnik Croatia, and Switzerland. More time could be allocated to Florence.

2015-06-27
The 10 day European Highlights tour was a great way to see as much of Europe as possible in a limited amount of time. As someone who has limited experience in Europe, seeing all of these places definitely makes me want to come back to explore more! The tour guide and driver make traveling stress free and provide excellent information on the history of cities as well as how to travel independently within the cities. This tour was great and I would recommend it to anyone!

2015-06-27
A great tour for anyone wishing to travel to Italy. We were able to see so much of the country and unique little towns that we would have never seen if we were to drive ourselves. This is a great way to see a lot of Italy and gain detail knowledge on the regions your visiting

2015-06-27
Great tour and guide Roma excellent.

2015-06-28
Good Good Good

2015-06-28
It was an excellent tour and have highly recommended it to others. You do need to be walking fit!!!

2015-06-29
Great tours. Highly recommend.

2015-06-29
fantastic value for the product.

2015-06-30
Would recommend your company to all my friends and acquaintances.

2015-06-30
This tour was a great sample of all the different countries and has given me ideas for future trips.

2015-06-30
Loved every thing but need or time in Rome.

2015-06-30
Our friends, 2 couple are planning to book for their holiday nxt year.

2015-06-30
Excellent over all. Could not have asked for a better expirence.

2015-06-30
I would recommend to everyone. A bit too much walking for us, as we are in our 60"s *** is an amazing tour guide and a wonderful asset to your company. We had an absolutely awesome time. Met some wonderful people young & old who will remain friends for a long time.The sights & smells of Italy were spectacular. Thank you for a wonderful trip regards ***

2015-06-30
I would recommend this tour for healthy people that can keep up with the fast pace. There were a few older couples on the tour that were having trouble keeping up.

2015-06-30
An amazing tour and experiance. Got to see the part of the world people dont think about seeing, and they are missing out!!
From the big cities in Hungary and Germany, you get to visit the hidden gems of Montenagro and Serbia.
all accommodations were very good snd clean. Tour guides were all great and fun with facts and tips for us.
if this sounds like something you want to do. Just click book now, you wont regret it!!!

2015-06-30
I would highly Expat to anyone considering a European tour and wanting to get the "most bang for their buck"

2015-06-30
It was fantastic!

2015-07-01
I will recommend this tour to anyone who loves to explore the Classic part of Europe with the most beautiful place and nature .

2015-07-01
Excellent tour in such a short time frame. It exceeded my expectations. we got more than what we paid for. Im impressed with the quality of hotels, food and experiences included and most especially the tour leaders *** and *** were amazing! will definitely book again and recommend it to my friends

2015-07-01
The quality of the product was great. Could have had more time in Saltzburg and less in Ljubijana.

2015-07-01
We paid for what we received.

2015-07-01
Great way to explore Europe.Had an awesome time.

2015-07-01
Good Tour !!!!!! . Much history was given

2015-07-02
Other than a few hotels at a 1 star rating and some of the hotel dinners not up to par the staff and tour excellent.

2015-07-02
will recommend to relatives and friends

2015-07-02
I would and have already recommend it to all my family.

2015-07-02
I would recommend this your to young people being that older people might have a problem with the lack of proper use of a toilet.

2015-07-02
This was a holiday that was full of adventure... long days allowed for us to see more of the country.

2015-07-03
Acceptable,with inpruving bedding
to sleep facility and meals in North Europe.

2015-07-03
This tour is fast paced but a wonderful way to experience Italy! We would love to do it again!

2015-07-04
Good overview of Ireland
Didn5 like the Traveldoge hotel

2015-07-04
For those willing to forego excess luxury in terms of hotels while still getting to all the places this is an excellent tour that covers all areas of UK and Ireland that you would expect and gives plenty of time for photos along the way

2015-07-04
a really good, budget priced tour with excellent guide, accommodation and electives.We would recommend it to anyone interested in a tour of Ireland.

2015-07-04
Excellent way to travel thru various countries inexpensively. Very good value for your money. I will definitely recommend the company to family and friends.

2015-07-04
European Vistas Tour (8 days) is great. Value for money, I will recommend this tour to my relatives and friends.

2015-07-04
great !

2015-07-04
Amazing trip!!! Croatia and Budapest were definitely highlights, but everywhere we went was fantastic. The trip was pretty fast paced with early mornings and long day, but that was to be expected for visiting so many countries. The accommodations were all comfortable and convenient and our guide was great and very helpful. Definitely recommend this tour for anyone looking to see as much of Europe as possible!

2015-07-05
The idea of product was good but the guide named *** ruined the trip.

2015-07-05
Fantastic trip everything we expected value for money

2015-07-05
I really enjoyed the tour and thought it was well planned out. It was early mornings and fast paced but I expected that.

2015-07-05
This tour was excellent value for money. I would recommend this tour for anyone wanting a taste and glimpse of what Europe has to offer. It was well organised, we were given substantial and relevant information, and were dealt with professionally and courteously from start to finish.

2015-07-05
Yes, we would recommend Expat tours to any of our friends who are considering a European Bus Tour.
Many thanks

2015-07-06
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great cheap look around Europe. The accommodation was much better than expected for the price, we were presently surprised, the organisation was good, supplied meals were very basic but to be expected for the cost. Thank you for making an affordable holiday for us. We had a fantastic time.

2015-07-06
This particular trip was acceptable for what we wanted to get out of it. I think its perfect for the younger crowd.

2015-07-06
I can only recommend the tour for first time Travelers or people who absolutely hate planning trips themselves. I am neither, so I felt a bit let down. Still, I was able to see some nice places and meet good people on the tour.

2015-07-06
Good

2015-07-06
I think it is a good tour except I think that a couple of things should be changed-the day to Florence via Pisa was ridiculous. We only got 20 minutes in Pisa and we were in Florence so briefly we hardly got to do more than take pictures. Also either pick Munich or Rhine Valley…again to much driving for a dinner in Munich (that was at a terrible restaurant) and then then a half day in Rhine Valley- I would have rather just had Munich. The last 3 days were on the bus way to much.

2015-07-08
was-excellent

2015-07-08
'Does exactly what it says on the tin'
A varied and interesting visit to five countries, giving first time visitors a feel for the country and culture

2015-07-08
I would recommend it to friends and family as I was very impressed. The tour guide was knowledgeable, well informed and very helpful.Our accommodation was better than I expected.In general the tour exceeded my expectations.

2015-07-09
The guide & driver were great!
and overall we had a great time,
and enjoyed the people on the tour
with us... Keep up the great job!

2015-07-09
I would recommend this holiday to my friends, and every thing was great.I would also like to say Gayle Taylor was an excellent tour guide she was so professional at what she did.

2015-07-12
Any travellers on a limited budget and time frame.

2015-07-12
A bit hectic but great value of money.

2015-07-12
Would have been better if there are more free time in between cities to explore the cities and better hotels in some of the cities.

2015-07-12
Excellent! Good and affordable tour of Eastern Europe. Guided tours are great , esp their local tour guides.

2015-07-12
I have already stated my thoughts on these matters.

2015-07-12
Really enjoyed the tour as it was my first Europe tour.The price was very reasonable and I would recommend it to couples and families.

2015-07-12
Me and my wife did the 26 days ultimate Europe tour. We think its an excellent tour due to following reasons.

1) Excellent customer service: We got immediate and effective response when we contacted expat on several occasions before the trip. We joined the tour in Amsterdam and the hotel where we were supposed to meet got changed in last minute. We arrived at the wrong hotel but there was another expat tour leader helped us to get to the correct hotel and expat refunded us the taxi fair of 65 Euros.

2. Very well organized: Most of the cities we visited had one or two free days to explore on our own time. Usually we used to arrive in the afternoon of the day before. We have almost always been given an orientation tour of that city in the that evening and had been provided with maps, details of important attractions etc.

3. Stay: Its a tour on budget, every hotel rooms had been clean and enough for a nights sleep. Typical example is Ibis Budget. Most of the places had air conditioning, lifts and wi-fi in the rooms. Only in Berlin and Munich we had problem where there were no air conditioning and we had to open windows as it was hot. In Berlin there was a nightclub next door so it was very noisy and in Munich it was raining. Some places like in Switzerland we really enjoyed being in a Chalet.

4. Tour guide: Our tour guide was very organized, well disciplined, had very good information of the history and cultural information of the places visited. Unfortunately me and many others in the tour found her being not so nice, very dominating. She was also not very co-operative with our bus driver.

5. Food: We liked all of it. Most of the dinners have been in authentic local restaurants with local popular menu. The quality of the food, ambience and service was beyond my expectation. Breakfast in most of the places had standard european menu and in my opinion was just fine.

6. Driver: Very very helpful and awesome guy.

To conclude we really enjoyed the tour, only thing is you need to walk a lot and should be physically fit.


2015-07-12
I have a best time of my life, *** and *** are the asset of EXPAT, they did excellent job to make our holidays very purposeful, I love to travel again in future.

2015-07-12
Good to get a feel for quite a few countries in a short space with free days in big cities. Definitely better for younger persons or families with older children out of school.

2015-07-12
Good

2015-07-12
No comments.

2015-07-12
Though the tour was probably designed with adult customers in mind, our kids (12 and 14) loved the tour. I believe that kids 10 and up can easily fit into the tour, especially if they are interested in history and geography (and most of them are).
I have given already more details in my previous comment box.

2015-07-12
Easy to use

2015-07-12
Already provided by detailed review.

2015-07-13
*** was fantastic! All but the Wales component were above expectations

2015-07-13
Excellent value holiday, supported by superb Expat staff.

2015-07-13
It was a very busy trip and thought that if I choose something with free days this would help to slow the pace a bit. Maybe in order to enjoy each city a bit more it can be considered to lengthen the stays in the cities, which obviously will increase the cost, but perhaps more people will consider a trip like this. This having been my second bus trip, I would however do it again exactly the same, I enjoyed the trip immensely and would recommend it to all my family, friends and colleagues. It gives you a good idea of Eastern Europe and where if one every got the opportunity one would like to go back to.

2015-07-13
All good

2015-07-13
Feedback already provided in the previous screen.

2015-07-14
UPDATE YOUR WEBSITE.

ADVISE PEOPLE WHEN THE TOUR CHANGES

2015-07-14
Good

2015-07-14
This is a great way to make friends from all over the world! The tours & area guides were informative and funny, the tour guides were excellent - good flow, and the signup and support were great :)

2015-07-14
The tour is amazing, very well planned and organized. Ideal for people that want to visit the most places in a short period of time. Excellent value for money

2015-07-14
See previous review

2015-07-14
Was the best tour group that I have traveled with. There was a great balance between free time and group time.

2015-07-14
I have already started recommending expat to family and friends.

2015-07-14
Amazing journey! I had the trip of a lifetime :D

2015-07-15
Great Tour and would definately recommend this tour to all my friends and all those I know !!

2015-07-15
Already introduced the tour to friends.

2015-07-16
This tour was fantastic and took us to more places than what I anticipated. The tour leader *** was just brilliant and obviously loves her job. Her knowledge of all of the areas was brilliant. She was very patient and outgoing with the whole group.
Once again I felt this group was too large - 48 people. There were conflicts with the seating arrangements on the bus.
The accommodation and food provided on this tour was great. The orientation and free time at each port was also great.
Thanks Expat - I would recommend this tour as well.

2015-07-16
It was as described generally.

2015-07-16
Generally, the quality of the tour was good and I would recommend it to my friends.

2015-07-16
Thus is a budget product, a bit rush, not enough time to explore some areas. But great experience for first trip to Europe.

2015-07-16
Great and lots of fun - no way I would have been able to do all without a guide

2015-07-16
I will recommend you to my friends and relatives.

2015-07-20
Coming from Australia, I was delighted to cover both the UK and Ireland in the one trip. Maybe some extra time in Cardiff would have been good. I recommend this tour for those who want the ease of an organised tour but one that allows individual time to do their own thing as well. A quality product for the price.

2015-07-20
Overall it was quite a fun trip . We appreciate it for the wonderful stay in Switzerland . I would recommend it for friends and look forward for improvement in future trip .

2015-07-20
Amazing

2015-07-20
Good value for money and well planned tour

2015-07-20
Client was unable to attend due to non-responsive visa application. No response from embassy after 3 months of applying. Expat would not refund.

2015-07-20
Perfect & easy, just the way I like things to flow when travelling

2015-07-20
It was amazing!

2015-07-20
*** was a fantastic tour leader & *** was an amazing, friendly, interactive coach driver.

I highly recommend this, & any Expat Explore, tour

I would have liked to see Dublin included on the tour though. Maybe another day & night there. I only got to see the city on my own time.

2015-07-20
See submitted review

2015-07-21
This tour is fast paced, but we had a lot to see in 12 days so it was expected! Awesome, awesome tour!!!

2015-07-21
Great! Definitely will recommend to friends!

2015-07-21
Young at heart travelers who want to get the most experience in a short time on a limited budget should enjoy this tour.

2015-07-22
recommend to friends

2015-07-22
Fantastic 10 days that we will never forget!

2015-07-22
The ten days was so exciting. I will recommend this to anyone. The cities we visited was fabulous. We liked Venice and Interlaken especially. I will recommend this tour to anyone as long as you are fit.

2015-07-23
Outstanding in every way. Tour guide excellent, driver excellent, accommodation excellent, small group of 9 which consisted of Kiwi's and Aussie's was great. The places we visited really interested me and makes me want to come back for more. Turkey by far and away exceeded all expectations. I just love the country and the amazing friendly people. Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to *** (our guide) & ***(our driver) for what was a truly memorable and inspirational tour

2015-07-23
Good

2015-07-23
Good products

2015-07-24
Affordable

2015-07-26
Everyone should experience this tour! amazing trip to get a taste of europe, especially first timers to europe!

2015-07-28
The tour guide, *** was excellent. As well as the trainees. The walking tours and free days made me feel like a local and not a tourist. I loved every minute of it. Thank you

2015-08-01
I had a great time

2015-08-01
Overall I was very happy with the experience. I think there was quite a bit packed into the time frame and liked very much the succession of cities and sites in the order of which they followed one another. Would have liked an extra hour or two at the comfort stops just to take in more, and not feel so hurried especially while trying to find food, restroom services, etc.

2015-08-01
Fab value for money

2015-08-01
Pretty good as per my previous comments.

2015-08-01
Don't use again.
Great accomodation but making you share a bed with a stranger was unexpected and rude.
Very in organised and poor time management.
Was told dietary needs are catered for on first night, but had to look for my own food.

2015-08-01
Not good

2015-08-01
Product is good , will recommend to families and friends

2015-08-01
Will definitely recommend to friends & relative

2015-08-01
Excellent how they fit everything in such a short period of time. We had long drive days but good there are comfort stops. And good summer has longer days so we can roam around more. The hotels and meals were superb. Our guide and driver were awesome. Keep it up ExpatExplore! ^_^

2015-08-01
Great

2015-08-01
Awesome tour, 9 days is enough

2015-08-01
I would recommend Expat Explore to younger customers who have lots of energy and who are independent travellers and who do not need early nights. The tour offers great value for money. As a 74-year-old traveller, I managed quite well,but I am relatively fit. Older people who are more reliant on lots of assistance and who are not used to a lot of walking would be better to pay more.

2015-08-01
Everything was perfect
Will recommend to relatives and friend.

2015-08-01
good

2015-08-01
A fantastic Taster tour. Saw all the key sites and helped me decide where I want to return to on future travels. Tour participants need to be prepared for a lot of walking if they are to make the most of each stop. Tour leaders knowledge of history was impressive and her energy and enthusiasm was catchy!

2015-08-01
It was well worth the trip. I have already recommended it to many of my colleagues.

2015-08-01
Excellent!

2015-08-01
This should be a tour on its own rather than a part of a bigger tour.

2015-08-01
*** was awesome

2015-08-01
This was a very good value in the fact that tours, lodging, and food were included. The schedule was more rigorous than I thought and it was grueling in the heat of the summer. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in seeing and doing a lot in a short period of time.

2015-08-01
Excellent tour for those who want to experience Baltic Culture!

2015-08-01
Great information leaflet.

2015-08-01
What a wonderful tour!

2015-08-01
This tour was excellent with a good overview of the area and good value for money. *** our guide made the experience wonderful with his organisational skills, helpfullness and sunny disposition. I have already recommended this tour to other travelling friends.

2015-08-01
A fantastic tour that took in four very different areas. The Scandenavian, St Petersburg, Baltic States and then post communist Warsaw and Berlin.
It was very well managed and organised. The hotels were fabulous.

2015-08-01
Had a great time

2015-08-01
I would recommend it with my friends and family, definitely.

2015-08-01
Great first up crack at this trip by Expat. Recommend for all ages although people need to be aware of the long bus sectors given the vast distance covered in 18 days.

2015-08-02
read previous review.

2015-08-02
The tour was excellent and organized one. Everything in the itineraries were followed and the tour director is really cool.

2015-08-02
Every thing is well organized.

2015-08-02
Fully recommended. Great customer Service, and great destinations.

2015-08-03
Excellent

2015-08-03
I would recommend this tour to friends and family.

2015-08-03
This was a wonderful tour and we got to see many areas in a short period of time. I was prepared for the early mornings and fast pace as I did a previous tour with Expat.

2015-08-03
Would recommend to anyone looking to see a bit of Europe without big costs.

2015-08-03
Overall a good tour. Less places would allow more time at each place which I would've preferred. We seemed to spend more time on the coach rather than the sights and destinations.

2015-08-03
this is a trip for two things,

1- Going alone a meet people I like did.
2- Going with friends.

2015-08-04
Fair price, good coverage of destinations and local interests.

2015-08-04
Very well put together.

2015-08-04
Excellent

2014-06-02 I would recommend to my friends

Highly appreciating for the very responsible and experienced safety driver ( Best of Europe 22 days Driver : Deno. from 26th April to 6th May, 2014 ) and also, Thanks for the well organized tour leader Camerom,s hard work.We were felt very safety with tour leader Cameron and Driver Deno.Thanks.

By: Danny - from: Vancouver, BC, Canada

2014-05-31 Another trip? Why not......

A well organised tour with cool, handsome and always cheerful tour leader (Mark) and humorous and experienced coach driver (Dean). A big and heartful thanks to both of them. Comfortable and always clean coach, you can even take nice photos from inside the coach. Nice weather throughout the trip (so go to Europe in April:) No complaints on the accomodation and food, except for maybe 1 or 2 breakfast provided (2 out of 22, still pretty good).I'd recommend this trip to those who has limited time and wants to see a lot.

By: Lester - from: Singapore

2013-10-30 Spet 10th - Oct 1st

This certainly was the Best of Europe. A great mix of Western and Eastern European countries and cities. There is so much to see everywhere, a great tour to see a little more than the average whirlwind tour and see exactly where you want to revisit in the future.So well organised, great mix of activities and time to explore on your own when wanted. Awesome people - make the trip so much more memorable.Excellent tour leader (Tim) and Driver (Dean) - Thanks!Highlights would be beautiful Greek Island of Corfu (So fun and relaxing) and Oktoberfest (a surprise as I didn't book specifically around this and had much more fun than I expected)

By: Jess - from: Melbourne, Australia

2013-10-16 Time of my life: Europe Blitz

This tour, which took place from September 30th to October 10th, was the best trip I have ever taken. I met excellent people and visited incredible locations. I was pleased to see the careful organization and happy demeanor my tour guide put into the trip. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in travelling to Europe.

By: Courtney - from: London

2013-10-14 Had a blast

This was a great tour for getting a feel for as many places as possible in as short a time as possible. It is a fairly demanding schedule, but it's only for 10 days, so you can rest when you're done...Our guide Aga was fantastic - knowledgeable, well organised, fun and patient. Really made it a great trip for everyone.

By: Ryan - from: NZ

2013-10-02 I would definitely recommend this tour!

I had the pleasure of going on this tour about 2 weeks ago from 16.9.2013-25.9.2013, and I had an amazing time! Our tour leader, Cam, was very helpful, informative, and fun! We were provided with lots of entertaining activities, and he always had hidden surprises planned according to how much time we had. Our driver, Marco, was very friendly and engaging as he participated in many of the activities. I had the chance to meet amazing new people as our group was very lively and diverse! I loved the optional excursions that were given to us-primarily the river cruise in Venice, Italy and canyon swinging in Switzerland! The guided walking tours are also very educational and interesting, although I felt that they were a bit too rushed. This tour provides a great opportunity to visit many places on a reasonable budget. The only downside was that we didn't get to spend much time in some places such as Pisa, Italy,and sometimes we arrived later than planned in some destinations due to traffic. I felt that the accommodations were generally good, but they could be better in places such as Munich and Amsterdam. All in all, it was a great experience. I would definitely recommend this tour! :)

By: Huda Yaacoubi - from: Jerusalem

2013-09-30 Best experience to travel in Europe

long time spending on coach, time limited in attraction spot. i would recommend for the longer period for the whole trip

By: Man in Black - from: Austria

2013-09-26 I would highly recommend this tour

Me and my daughter went on this tour. We were very concerned about the low price ...but what a big surprise. We had a fantastic holiday, great tourleader, Paula and excellent coachdriver, Dean. We made great friends (Bob & Fon-above), had a fantastic tour. Food and accommodations are moderate but fine. Only in Prague we experierenced ( to us) bad accommodation. The coach is luxurious and we felt like one big family.I understand that 2014's tours will not be divided in legs, which is an exellent idea. On our tour, newcomers joined us halfway, which felt strange...I will highly recommend this tour to everyone, as I have already spoken to my local travel agencies to promote these tours.This is absolutely value for money, i am 50 years of age and much elder people were part of this tour, without any problems. We enjoyed it as all the young ones, although it was tiring at some times... it was worth every step and penny...Corfu was a highlight as we could rest and enjoy the sun and sea...and quad bikes, what a thrilling experience...Well done on an excellent organised tour... I am planning on going again in 2014 !!!!

By: Daleen & Dane Venter - from: South Africa

2013-09-02 Best tour ever. I love Expat Explore

Tour date 19/08/2013The tour was amazing. It says budget tour, but it doesn't feel like one. Really nice food and the accommodation was really nice too. Our tour leader was amazing. She was really helpful. I would love to go to tour with u guys. I love it. Thanks for everything. I've recommended expact explorer to all my friends.

By: Abin Jacob - from: London

2013-09-02 next year I'm coming back to you guys ag

Nice experience with expat, got to see some exotic places in a short time

By: ranjan - from: india

2013-09-01 August 19, 2013

It was great to discover new things about the places we visited and having experienced and knowledgeable guides helped so much. I had been to Italy on my own before and didn't see half as much as we did on our few days there. This is real value for money if you want to visit Europe but have no set destination in mind. It was a good way to get a feel of the city and keep activities and places in mind for your next, longer visit. I was expecting it to be more hectic than it was and the accommodations and food would be a write off but I was pleasantly surprised that both were better than could be expected. I would have appreciated arriving at the cities earlier though so we could have entered museums and exhibits. But all in all a great experience.

By: Lee - from: Dubai, UAE

2013-08-30 Great short tour. Recommended !

I had such a great time on this tour. Met some very fun people and we had great memories together.Our tour leader Luke was great. He has deep travel knowledge and made sure everyone was looked after and having a good time. Our coach driver Michel was so much fun as well. He involved himself with the group and was one of us. The activities on the tour are great, although they were quite rushy and exhausting; but that was expected for a short tour. Accommodations were clean, which was good. It would be better if they are close by public transports, especially for cities that we have free days, so that it would be easier for us to get back to hotels ourselves.

By: Maggie - from: Melbourne

2013-08-26 05/08/13 to 14/08/13

This trip was fantastic! There was many items/activities that happened within the various places which made the country you were in come alive and more real. On your free days do try to plan something rather than go with the flow as time flies.The walking tours were brilliant and very informative. Accommodation was varied and some were better than others so go with an open mind.The people I met on tour were fantastic and we all mixed which made the trip more special. It is tiring and and this is hard to cope with but it will be worth it. The only thing that was missing was an activity in London. Absolutely loved this trip, my best holiday ever and I hope Expat continue to expand and i go on another one soon.

By: Bonny beans - from: Hull

2013-08-22 Tour duration: 02-23 July 2013.

My friend and I have enjoyed the tour. We shall go on another one if an opportunity presents itself.Messrs Tye and Dean have shown lots of professionalism.The local guides are well versed.

By: Ishwar - from: Mauritius

2013-08-19 5-14 August 2013

Was a great experience!

By: Chrissie - from: South Africa

2013-08-13 The ABSOLUTE time of my life!!

It's hard to put into words an indescribable experience, which is what I had during this 3 week tour (I was on the Best of Europe tour from 5/21/13 to 6/11/13). This was my first experience with Europe and I could not have imagined a more fantastic vacation. This tour literally covers every hot spot or "must see" place in every country you visit, leaving you with the feeling that you've really "done it all" by the time you leave. I was lucky enough to have 2 fantastic bus drivers, Adam and Stu, as well as an absolutely exceptional tour guide named Ty. They were a HUGE part in making my trip what it was, as they were incredibly knowledgable about Europe, extremely helpful in making this a once in a lifetime trip for me, and were just plain and simply fun. I laughed the whole trip, formed life long bonds with new friends from other countries, and made memories that will last a life time. I can't really think of too many cons to this trip - everything was extremely well organized and it was the perfect balance of group activities and personal free days to explore on your own. The only word of advice I have for anyone interested in this trip is be prepared for a jam-packed vacation! There is a lot of traveling involved and it can get tiring at some points, but it is totally, completely, and utterly worth it. Best way to see Europe! Thank you Expat Explore for giving me the tour of a lifetime!

By: Cory B - from: USA

2013-08-06 Great experience

I would definatley recemend this tour to everyone who is looking for less budget and great experience. Its definatly worth it. Staff were friendly and we had our best 10days of our life.

By: Shravas - from: London

2013-08-05 A whole lot of fun!

I had an amazing 10days! The tour was well organised and is a great way to get a taster of Europe. You do spend a lot of time on a coach and the accommodation isn't brilliant. However for the money I paid, I am more than happy! I would highly recommend this tour!

By: Saz - from: England

2013-07-16 Expat Rocks

I was not too sure about the whole thing until we were on Our way. It just kept getting better and better. Tour was fun. A little too tiring at times but no one complained.Only thing to improve is may be activities in bus.All in all totally recommended.

By: Hash - from: Leicestershire

2013-07-08 Europe Blitz! One of the best :)

This tour was a great experience. I saw many places in less time and most of all met great people and now I have the memory to cherish for lifetime.

By: Syed - from: Chester, UK

2013-07-04 May 21-June 11

This was a great experience and I would recommend it to everyone I know. This trip was fast paced and always on a time schedule. Which I appreciated. The sites were fantastic and the tour was awesome!! I would have liked more time in Budapest and Rimini, as they were definitely better than Prague. I only had one complaint about the accomodations, the hotel in Prague was horrible. All the rest of the accomodations were great!The food was often good just too much bread and heavy food for 22 days straight. I personally would prefer lighter meals like salads and more healthier choices. I realize often when you travel there is no choice in the matter. This is just my opinion.Also, anyone looking at this tour should book a private room on ferry between Italy and Greece, unless you are partial to sharing with other people.As stated previously I would definitely recommend Expat to my friends, it was terrific all around!!:)

By: Metalmaiden - from: Canada

2013-07-02 Brilliant, Fun,Enjoyably Exhausting.

How do you describe this type of experience ? For once words fail us. The designers of the trip must be crossed between philanthropist and sadist. There is no attempt to sell unwanted add ons or to profit from naive travellers, only an obsession to provide the best possible value for money and to squeeze in as much experience, fun, and insomnia as the time allows. There seemed to be 30 hours in every day,and as much as 6 hours of sleep at night ! For those up to it, you will have a holiday of a lifetime, for those looking for relaxation,and recuperation, go elsewhere. The driver (Dean) and courier (Paula), were phenomenal, they ran the trip perfectly. They were professional, well organised, fun, but strict, (it couldn't work any other way.) They worked so hard, they truly deserved medals. Credit must also be given to the 40 or so other folk, who played a massive part in contributing to the group enjoyment, they were almost all courteous, fun, positive, and on time, and polite to each other, despite the fact that they came from all corners of the world, they all seemed to be experienced, and seasoned travellers.Expat Explore, your owners and managers should be proud of your product, your staff, and the challenging spirit inspired by your tours. Such attention to quality and value, is so rare in these days of group speak, flim flam and corporate greed. Thank you soooooo much. From Uncle Bob and Fon.

By: Uncle Bob and Fon. - from: UK, Thailand, and Who Knows where next ?

2013-06-29 Hop on, Hop off in 14 countries

Expat Explore took away all the pain of organizing a comprehensive tour of more than a dozen countries in northern and Central Europe, and they did it at a great price. The tour is especially good for people traveling alone as no single supplements are charged and there is plenty of good company. I will definitely use the company again and am considering the trip to Egypt.A lot of time is spent on the coach and whilst many used the opportunity to catch up on sleep I enjoyed following the route and appreciating the scenery. I would have valued more insights into the agriculture, economy, geology and culture of the areas as we passed through and perhaps the most practical way of doing this would be to hand out an annotated diagram of the planned route on travelling days.The local guides used are excellent and there are many surprise inclusions.

By: Jan - from: South Africa

2013-06-26 expat 10/6/13 - 19/6/13 the best tour!

Better than I could of every imagined, Our tour guide Tim went above and beyond the call of duty and provided us with an amazing, fun, educational, emotional, and unforgettable experience! Our driver Michel drove so safely with total entertainment value, they were both much loved by the whole crew. Every place visited was well organised and the surprises were extra special. Life long friends made and over all the most amazing 10days.

By: Jennie - from: New Zealand

2013-06-25 Europe Blitz 10-19 June 2013

Probably the best tour ever, although it was my first time overseas, I travelled like an experienced traveller thanks to the tour leader who kept me informed through out the day. Each day we were given a day planner exaplaining what we'd be doing for the day. From seeing all the sights to being surprized with some extra activities. Every day was an awesome experience, the group became my family and I would recommend this to everyone who wants to travel but don't have the huge budget to do it

By: T - from: South Africa

2013-06-24 I LOVEEEE EXPATT!!!! June 10-19 2013

This was my first time going on a european tour and I just wanted to say that I had the BESTTTTT time of my life. I chose the european blitz since it worked well with my budget. I just travelled between june 10-19 and let me say I have met the best people in my life. Our tour leader TIM was the besttttt tour leader ever. He was very helpful and pleasant to talk to and was loads of fun. Our driver Michel was simply just entertaining and one of the best drivers ever. I felt very safe while on board and he kept us super entertained on the bus since we had some days with long hours on the bus. What I liked about expat is that they took us to the areas that people would enjoy the most in each country. The only downside I had were some of the accomodations. Most of them were fairly good for a hostel and some were just not up to my level but it was managable. This is a very fast pace trip so be prepared to be on your feet for a lot of the tour. It is totally worth it and I would do this tour again in a heartbeat. I miss everyone on the tour and I just cant get over the fact what an amazing experience I had on this trip. Please do check out expat's european blitz as it is totally worthhhh it for your money!!!!...LOVE YOU EXPAT TEAM

By: shubz - from: Canada

2013-06-18 Should be renamed "best tour ever"

One word to describe this tour would be amazing. The places were amazing, the tour leader Ty was amazing, the driver stu: amazing. There was no shortage of things to do, and there was time to relax if needed. Our tour leader and driver constantly had extra "surprises" planned for us, including a trip to Dachau on our way to Munich. This trip gives you the opportunity to meet amazing new people, while traveling to the most beautiful places, and having fun, new experiences!

By: Nyss - from: Chicago

2013-06-12 07/05/2013 - 2205/2013

This was a very go-go-go tour! Which you should be able to see from the itinerary. Whilst it was very tiring a lot was crammed in so you have the best possible bragging rights about what you've seen in a short amount of time. There is always something to do or you can just relax. There are a couple of long coach days but our tour leader Carly always did her best to ensure that we were entertained with quizzes, movies and general banter. Also don't worry about the overnight ferries, they were the best nights sleep I had the whole trip, but don't worry the hotel beds are very comfy too. The main con I'd say was the breakfast, it was the EXACT same everyday with the exception of about three days which had more variety, so that does get pretty boring, the lunches and dinners provided were great however. There are a lot of extra optional excursions you can join including skydiving, so there can be much variety in this trip.

By: rebecca - from: derby

2013-06-12 Holiday of a lifetime 07 MAY- 28 MAY 13

Despite being a solo traveller still had the time of my life!! Made loads of new friends, visited the most AMAZING, unforgettable places and had the BEST driver and tour guide Dean and Carly. All in all was money well spent and would do it all again if I had the chance :)Thanks Expat for providing tours like this where SO much can be seen and done in such a short time frame. Have memories to be cherished forever :)

By: Rabia - from: Durban, South Africa

2013-06-02 Trip of a Lifetime 7th - 28th May 2013

We had not heard of Expat before this trip but it was the best decision we could have made to go with them. Our tour leader Carly and coach driver Dean were professional,knowledgeble and above all fun. They went above and beyond to ensure that we all had an amazing and unforgettable time. The tour took us to amazing places where we were able to enjoy the cities in our free time but were also given a lot of cultural information from Carly and the local tour guides. This trip definitely exceeded our expectations and we would have no hesitation using Expat again or recommending Expat to anyone.

By: Natasha and Christian - from: Sydney, Australia

2013-06-01 22 amazing days 7-28 May 2013

This was the most amazing trip ever. The guide was very knowledgeable! The driver AMAZING. The accommodations were ok. All but one was clean. The beds varied from amazing to terrible. It would be nice to be dropped off closer to the hotel all the time but some hotels did not seem to accommodate the coach. The hotel in Florence was AWFUL!! Metal bunk beds. The first meal in Paris was really bad. They didn't cook the chicken enough and they burned the steak and they didn't have enough staff to help. Pretty sad. All others were good. Fast paced tour! Very little rest! Plan an extra day off work when the tour is over to recoup!!!!

By: Spud - from: USA

2013-05-29 Amazing holiday

I had some reservations about doing this tour (retired older lady) but I decided to take my adult daughter with me as she had not been to Europe. The tour group was made up of all ages and nationalities, so we fitted in very well. Our guide Carly and driver Stuart were the best ever, and went the extra mile to ensure everyone had a great time. The journey was full of culture, gorgeous scenery and architecture. Although it was a very full itinerary and tiring at the time, we had to keep going as we had so much to see and do. We very quickly caught up on missed sleep and have wonderful memories forever of our fabulous 22 day tour of Europe, with a great group of like minded fellow travellers. My daughter loved every minute of her exciting trip and is looking forward to another one not too far down the track. I have no hesitation in recommending Expat Explore to friends and family who have the energy to do such a tour and especially if looking for excellent value for money. Well done Expat, Carly & Stu.

By: Mum and daughter - from: Melbourne, Australia

2013-05-27 Great Trip

I had a great time on my trip, I met new people and made great friends. I really enjoyed visiting all the countries and learning about different cultures. We had a great tour guide Holly and Marco our coach driver who were very knowledgeable about the different countries and their culture.

By: Globtrotter - from: England

2013-05-20 29th of April to 8th of May 2013

the place that we went are the best among all the attractions in all the countries.. but the travel time really long and have to wait in the bus for a long time to reach the next destination.. the accomodation sometimes was out of expectation as 6 sharing or bathroom not attached to the rooms. however, generally this trip really worth it and is cheap for backpackers..

By: Ah Yam - from: Malaysia

2013-05-18 Sampler Plate of Europe

April 28-May08, 2013In this case, I'd say that you judge the book by its cover. The European Blitz really is a blitz. Visiting 5 countries in the span of 10 days, most of which is spent on the road, you will definitely not be able to see everything that you want to see. However, this tour isn't meant for that. If you wanted to see the mona lisa, the cabaret, climb the eiffel tower and still get to go to Euro Disneyland, I suggest you take a more city specific tour.The European Blitz is meant for you to sample a bit of the flavors of each city, have an idea of which ones you loved and come back to them some time in the future.The trip is definitely exhausting and is not meant for the weak-spirited. But if you have high energy and are always rearing for adventure then this is the tour for you!

By: Mandarin Matt - from: Manila

2013-05-16 Awesome Europe Taster

It was definately a blitz tour, however it was the blitz tour I have done. From the start of the tour a whole bus clicked and was a hoot from the start. We had our 'backseat bandits' down the back and awesome crowd up the front. Our tour guide Quartz was really knowledgable on everywhere we went, she had little surprises up her sleeve and no matter what tried to please everyone and trying to keep things on task, pointing out all the cool sights, places to eat, there was 39 of us. Marco our driver was a gem, no matter what with traffic issues or not he got us everywhere on time and sometimes earlier he and quartz were the dream team, if you get them your trip will be amazing! Jungfrau in Switzerland would have been my highlight, being on the top of the highest mountain in Europe was the best. We were lucky to have blue skies, strongley recommend this excursion. Italy was filled with beautiful scenerey along the way, florence you had plenty of time to do the markets as well as some of the sights. To go up the Catherdral we found that between 12:30 and 1:30 was good time to line up as we waited 20mins but after 2 it was queues as lunch finshed. Wasnt a fan of the food in some spots, like Munich but everyone is different on their tastes. Amsterdam is brillant place, however being a blitz tour you need to keep in mind you wont see everything. This tour is about getting a taster of what cities you like and go back to when you have time. I found the time in most places good as I got to see what I wanted and know where I will go back to. Vience is amazing recommend the gondola even in the rain, it was still lovely, but make sure you have 6 of you in the boat as it will work out cheaper for you. when you get to Paris is if you get the chance due to staying little longer or go back I recommend the Chateau de Versailles, it is a beautiful spot.Every tour has its pros and cons, its what you make it and how you deal with the people your with. I would recommend this trip to anyone, i went as a solo traveller and came back with a bunch of new friends from around the world. If you get the chance to do this DO IT!! you wont regret it. This is my second tour with Expact and going in my third in July. My first was to Egypt - Nile Adventure and that was amazing. So they must be good right!Enjoy your travels!

By: Penelope - from: New Zealand

2013-05-16 It was a Blitz tour but worth every cent

This whole trip was what i expected plus more, yes it was a blitz so you didn't have alot of time in most places but the time we did have I felt I got to see most things and know whether or not its a place to go back to. Jungfrau was the best experience to go to the top and do the zip line was a lot of fun. We were lucky to have blue skies and every minute was enjoyable. Italy is absoutely amazing. Expact Explorer is one of the best tours I have been on, as it is my second tour with them strongly recommend. the downside is how you make it. Its a quick trip you see what you can and do what you can. The guides were awesome and tried there best to please us also little surprises thrown in which were cool. DO IT!!

By: Pen the traveller - from: Ipswich UK

2013-05-13 Perfect

It was a good experience for me. Good accommodation, I recommended for this tour As a budget one.

By: Shan - from: London

2013-05-08 29th of april until 8th of june

This tour was amazing i met so many great people the tour guide was professional i loved every second. the only thing i didn't like was the accommodation in Munich 6 people to one shower and an early start was tough. the coach driver was professional and sociable with everyone i would definitely recommend this to anyone who is wanting to experience Europe and it is very reasonably priced.

By: Mikey - from: Lincoln

2013-05-05 Best trip I've ever been on... no joke!

This tour was fun from the very first day, my tour guide Carly and bus driver Stuey are by far the best combination in order to have a fun journey, even on the bus! As there is a lot of bus time and early departures, Carly was always chipper and ready to welcome you with a smile, but also was very considerate of nap times! Because this is a longer tour, you get to become close with people from all over the place, and share memories that nobody else has experienced. I highly recommend this tour, you won't regret it at all!!

By: Mollie - from: North Carolina, USA

2013-05-05 Couldn't speak higher of Expat Explore

Well first off I was blessed to have the best tour guide and bus driver ever and that really made all the difference. Carly was very informative, organized and fun. She would get involved with the group and also get the group involved with each other. As a single traveller that made making friends a lot easier. During this trip I developed friendships that I'm sure will last a lifetime. The itinerary was perfect as well. I really appreciated the free days so everyone could do what they wanted, be it sleep in, get up early and explore or even participate in a extra activity such as skydiving in Czech Republic. The food was amazing , the local tour guides were well chosen the city's visited were beyond beautiful... Overall I would say that this was an amazing tour for an amazing price.

By: Jackie - from: Canada

2013-04-29 Good experienced, I would recommend

You have the opportunity to see the most popular areas in each country that you visited, the accommodation some are very good even if you share with other people from the tour, definitely worth the price that you pay for this trip. you have breakfast and dinner almost each day and trust me that really helps because food in Europe is expensive. It is a trip where you walk a lot and see the best of each city, you have the opportunity to meet people from other countries.

By: Trouble maker - from: San Diego CA

2013-04-25 What aamazing 10 days!

Just got back from this 10 day trip and would do it all over again! I must say this trip was extremely well organised and executed by the great tour leader we had! If you are looking for a trip which enables you too see all all the main spots in Europe and want to party and have a good time as well then this trip is definitely the one! The trip was absolutely perfect in terms of organisation and making sure that 99.9% of people are catered for. It ran smoothly and without any fault. The only downside to this trip is that as a 10 day trip its short and there are very long drive days so it almost is a taster of the European cities so that you come back and explore more in-depth at a later time!

By: Mr Chow - from: UK

2013-04-22 BEST HOLIDAY EVER 17 JULY-7 AUG 2012

HAD A WONDERFUL TIME. I WENT ALONE AND MADE FRIENS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. RONNIE IS A GOOD TOUR GUIDE AND DEAN IS THE BEST COACH DRIVER THERE IS. I CAN RECCOMEND EXPAT TOURS TO ANYONE.

By: ADELE - from: SOUTH AFRICA

2013-04-15 I am highly recommend this product

Its awesome. ....

By: bada - from: London

2013-04-15 I would recommend this trip

Time tables could be useful in the future

By: Daru Wibowo - from: London

2013-03-08 7-12-2012 to 18-12-2012

I loved the tour very much, cant wait to go on the next one. Met so many new people and made good friends. I missing everyone, was realy great 10 days :)

By: Marlene - from: South Africa

2013-01-25 I liked...

Well, I loved the trip ... but I found it very tiring and there was not time to know everything in detail.And the fact that I do not speak fluent English did not help much, because I did not understand everything about the places visited.I traveled alone and this was a wonderful experience because I met great people on the trip and not feel alone or moved any day.My roommate was really cool.The hotels and breakfasts were good (although the breakfast is too early).I was disappointed only with Greece, because I would have gone in Mykonos.And my phone was stolen in Paris ... the rest of the trip was great!I commend everyone for sure!

By: Paty Patrícia - from: São Paulo - Brasil

2012-12-16 November 28- Dec 7

Very good tour!met great people and the guide was real fun. The only issue that I had was, Venice trip should have been at day time. I would also may be switch Florence, Italy with Rome. Otherwise, absolutely fantastic tour!!

By: Arun - from: Sheffield

2012-11-13 Satisfactory

was good no complains..

By: Biju - from: London

2012-11-07 Unforgettable

i enjoyed the trip travelled with my sister, but it would have been fine if you travel aloneMet a unch of awesome people and the group mixed well.i loved that you have free time to do and see what you want to without restrictions. just dont miss the bus!Less time in the Rhine Valley, it was a useless stop.I enjoyed in my favourite order-Florence, Venice Amsterdam,Paris, Switzerland

By: KuKu - from: Johannesburg, South Africa

2012-10-29 Trip of a Lifetime (Sept/Oct 2012)

We hadnt heard of Expat before and are absolutely happy with our decision to give em a go!. They are a company on the rise and i have no doubt they will be as big as the other players in no time. There was not a single day on the trip that we didnt enjoy (even with a hangover or two). We cannot speak highly enough of Expat. The tour leader (Carly) and bus driver (Stuart) were professional, knowledgeable and above all else fun! They always had suggestions of things to do and see, little unique facts they have learnt on their travels and helpful hints with the language and culture of each destination. Having time to relax and catch some sun in Greece broke the trip up so it wasnt all "go, go, go". The accomodation was always clean. Breakfast was fair and dinners were delicious (and large). We saw some amazing things, we met amazing people and we have memories that we will never forget. The range of ages on the tour meant that if we wanted to have a drink and go out there were people to do that with and if we wanted to sit around and chat there were people for that aswell.This trip was great value for money and we didnt spend nearly as much as we were budgeting for. Highlights - Skiing and tubing in Switzerland, Scuba Diving in Greece, climbing Mt Vesuvius in Pompei, getting lost in Venice, eating my weight in cheese in Amsterdam. Was the trip everything we hoped for.... Yes and much more. Thank you Expat for giving us the holiday of a lifetime. We will be looking at booking our next adventure with you soon. One final thank you to Carly for ringing and explaining in advance to each restaurant that there was a vegetarian coming who only liked cow's milk. Mooo

By: Jados (27 years old) - from: Perth

2012-10-24 A Great fun way to travel to Europe

I feel each place should have been minimum of 2 nights stay, as it became very tiring with so many early departures. I feel the food kitty could be cancelled, as we would have liked to buy our own food, as the standard was very poor.

By: Grazzer - from: Queensland Australia

2012-10-16 Great Value For Money

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, saw a whole heap of sights and places that I would never have been able to squeeze in that time frame. Now that I am back home and back at work, all I keep thinking about lately is how much fun I had on the tour!Our tour leader and coach driver were very professional, organised and accommodating. It was quite exhausting by the end of the 22 days but well worth it. We had a fantastic group of people as well which was made up of all ages and nationalities. Friendships were formed and it was quite sad by the end of the tour saying bye to everyone.The only negatives I have was I found 1 or 2 of the accommodations below average. Majority were satisfactory, and 1 or 2 were surprisingly of a high standard. Having said that, hardly any time is spent in the hotel room. Also the included dinners were nothing special, but then again wasn't expecting much. Considering the cost of the tour is significantly less than other tour groups I looked at, I was expecting a lot less and overall these 2 negatives were only minor issues in the overall scheme of things. Great value for money, would consider a tour with expat again, and would recommend to friends that I think would enjoy something like this. If you are considering this tour and unsure if this is for, JUST DO IT!

By: Nick - from: Melbourne, Australia

2012-10-15 Awesome

I had so much fun, those tour guides were the best, very helpful, caring and considerate, as if were just bros and sis', the walking tours were informative, the only problem i have encountered was the accomodation in Italy and the dinner they have served particularly, but generally it was pretty descent food.

By: Red - from: British Virgin Islands

2012-09-30 Loving the trip to the max =D

The trip was splendid. I wasnt expecting much from the trip as i was travelling alone, but i got 1 heck of a memorable trip with crazy and funny travel mates !

By: Kenneth [@] - from: Once in Sheffield, now back in Malaysia

2012-09-24 It's amazing holiday to stay with Expate

Hv fun with Expate this Jul! Our group is awesome, so happy to know so many nice friends from worldwide! And we do enjoy every moment during the trip, only thing wanna carry out is WE WANNA STAY ONE MORE NIGHT AT FLORENCE PLEASE!! ^&^ Great experience @22 th July 2012 tour, miss ur guys! Cheers!

By: BoBo - from: Singapore

2012-09-04 Best way to travel europe

The best trour company with best prices.I thought travelling solo will be boring...but it ended up being one of the best trips of my life..thanks to all the the wonderful travel mates and a great travel guide and driver....u all rock :)

By: dinesh - from: Glasgow

2012-08-29 Well planned with great staff

A great way to see many countries in a short period of time but very exhausting. Staff very friendly and helpful. We had a great time!

By: Lish - from: Australia

2012-08-27 Just plain AWESOME!! [...]

What an amazing time we had on this trip. LOTS of walking, so bring good shoes. Just wished we had more time in Vienna and Ljubljana. Great mix of people on the bus, GREAT mix of countries visited. Beth and Stu were amazing! I will never forget this trip!

By: Yvette - from: From South Africa, living in Dubai

2012-08-25 Simply Awesome

It's really good.

By: Jeff - from: Philippines

2012-08-21 01/07/2012 00:00:00

I am recommending Ex-Pat tours to friends. It was great to travel with my friend and our 14 year old daughters. The four of us had a great time! I really appreciated how Stewart, our driver, and Beth our tour leader supported each other, obviously got along well and were both very helpful, knowledgeable and fun.

By: Alice - from: Oakland, California

2012-08-14 it's a budget tour but it's a bliss

we are given our own free time to explore some of the places with the guide from the tour guide. the tour is fun but it would have been better if we don't have to wait for late comers (which included the tour guide and coach driver sometimes) as time are really limited for this tour and especially when there are time limits for driver to drive on road. I understand that tour guide needs to organize things and it will take up some times. not that the tour guide was inorganized but i think sometimes tour guide needs to be a little bit harsh on latecomers because the other people did not pay to wait and wasting time. the accommodations could be both good and average but since it's a budget tour,i considered it overall a little bit beyond average. it's a best guideline for self to know which place to visit next time and which place could be skipped. the tour guide knows how to have fun but could be more knowledgeable about the background of the places we visited.[...] the great thing about this trip is the tour guide was good at making us all one big family and feel so close to each other.

By: theboo - from: united states

2012-07-31 Stupendous, terrific, unforgettable

My husband and I were very worried about the fact that we would be the oldest travellers on the trip. However, we coped well we think and loved being with younger travellers. Realized that without an iphone or laptop we really showed our age! Was exhausting with lots and lots of walking tours. Didn't miss out on any. Would like longer in Florence, Rome,Paris and Brugge. Realize that one wouldn't see as much if we were able to do this. Corfu was the very best!! Dom, our driver was exceptional and a wonderfully safe driver. Paula, our guide, too was really lovely and joined in with the group.

By: barbie - from: south africa

2012-07-30 3rd July to 24th July 2012

Wow, we had an amazing time on the tour, highlight would definitely be Corfu, Beth and Stewy were an awesome team that lead us around Europe in the utmost professional way possible and always ensured we all had an amzing time!

By: Christine - from: Ex london

2012-07-23 EPICNESS

Awesome tour... Perhaps consider a night in Belgium or an extra night in Munich instead of spending a night in Rhine Valley.

By: Casper - from: Cape Town, South Africa

2012-07-23 7th June

THe tour was great fun. We were able to get free time aftet walking tours which allowed us to do things we enjoyed or found interesting that were showed to us. I enjoyed the places we stayed at, a good variety with great places of interest. The tour is exhausting as there is a lot of driving involved, but I made it fun. I went out of my way to make friends and had the attitude of "sleep when Im dead" ... I took the time to explore and learn as much as I can and it was really a life chaning experience for me.

By: Mike - from: South Africa, Port Elizabeth

2012-07-17 BEST TRIP EVER!!!!!!!19/6/2012-10/7/2012

Action packed thrilling 22 days around Europe. Carly and Dean did ALL the work so you just follow! The people on the tour are the BEST EVER! Fellow South Africans and Donners, Australians, New Zealander, Canadian, Floridians, Trinidadians, Hong Kongers, Vietnamese, Malaysians, Mozambicans, Indians, Londoners, British, Colombians(Hola Martha!) I lost 15lbs at least from all the walking!!! LOTS OF walking!!! No Air conditioning in Austria and Germany! Rome was HOT (over 40ºC?)

By: Peter from South Africa Sudafrica! - from: Johannesburg,Capetown,Malmesbury

2012-07-16 Life time experience

Werner and I had a absolute awesome time on the Best of Europe tour. We really enjoyed Switserland, Corfu and Prague. But every place we visited had something special! Carli and Dean were fantasic and we enjoyed their company very much, they were always helpful and part of the group! Thanks for a fantastic time!

By: Wer and Sim - from: South Afica, Amsterdam

2012-07-16 Best of Europe (22 days)

As a Christian the sort of movies shown on the coach was embarrassing (pornography), blasphemy, uncalled for. If you want to show movies on the coach then at least give the person that do not want to sit and listen to rubbish to enjoy the scenery on the outside. It also mean that those that want to watch the movie must move to the front of coach with headphones in order for the rest to still have the curtains open to enjoy the views!I also want to recommend that no towels are needed to bring along as only one place did not supply towels and that was Rome Camping Villas - more space for presents to take home!Most of the accommodation was perfect but a few was shocking - the hotel at the Rhine river there was no pillow cases and no top sheet and looking at the pillow it is been use like that for a very long time.The camping Villa at Rome you could not sleep as the Contiki group had a party and making a noise until 03:30 in the morning even though the rules clearly states that after 11:00 no noise but they supplied booze until 02:00 in the morning - a bit contradicting I would say!Regarding the food we had some excellent food such as the Congress Hotel! But in some cases again at the Rhine Valley Hotel breakfast and supper was shocking. The restaurant at the Venice we had soup water (a cup full) and a tiny bits of pasta in the soup water for a starter. Then we had a piece of bread with 3 tiny blocks of meat with gravy over it for the main meal and ice cream for dessert. I challenge Expat on the amount that was asked [$] per head additional for food - the value that we got was not even [$] per head. My suggestion is to take away the food supplement completely so that everybody can decide where he or she want to eat or give everybody the option to upgrade for extra few Rands.In terms of the tour itself I would recommend to keep the amount of days but exclude some of the countries and make a part of another tour. I personally would like to stay in Venice for 2 days, Vienna for 2 days and Munich for 2 days. Ljubljana is also a place that need more. Time was wasted to visit the Pilsener brewery which we could have spent in Munich. Vienna we arrived 18:00 hours, had a quick walking tour and that was that. I personally think that you need to make your distances travel on certain days much shorter - it becomes very tiresome. I think the Corfu stay is a brilliant idea, just give enough time to unwind[@]the tour leader is fantastic in her knowledge of the history of the places. She only need to work on the fact that you do not have to laugh after every second word spoken - it becomes very irritating.Please give the coach driver something so that he can wash the front window at least once a week - was not washed for the whole tour.The Rhine Valley cruise was for me personally very disappointing as I had this picture in my head of the castles standing in the woods next to the Rhine. Your advertising is also misleading as you look at the map the dotted lines is much longer than a hours cruise - again I thought that this must be at least a 100 kilometers long. [...] I also got streetwise in terms of the transport systems, where to eat, etc.

By: Surprise - from: South Africa

2012-07-12 Simply amazing memorable experience

Amazing tour....

By: Raymond the adventurer - from: Philippines

2012-06-30 what you is what you get.

good way to explore Europe, but sometime can be very tiring....overall i really enjoy the tour with the friendship i'd gained, place i'd explore, thing i'd see and the wine i'd taste

By: Samantha Sim - from: Malaysia

2012-06-26 awesome! (june 7, 2012)

It was a great fun and there was certain spontaniety about the tour.

By: Me - from: Nepal

2012-06-26 Life changin experience!!!

Great for the price, our guide and friend [@]was an added bonus.

By: Brandon Aka crazy Americans - from: San Diego

2012-06-26 Whirlwind adventure

It was an amazing journey which leaves me nostalgic,I want more!!!

By: Fez - from: Durban South Africa

2011-12-20 Absolutely the trip of a lifetime!

This trip was definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. Expat combines great guides and brilliant coach drivers with an itinerary that allows for both fast paced travelling and chances to chill out and recharge the batteries. One of the things I liked most about travelling with Expat is the diverse range of nationalities and ages within the group of travellers. It makes for a really interesting experience and the chance for great friends you would never have expected. This tour itself was a great taster of Europe, giving you the chance to sample the highlights of Europe in a short amount of time. I would thoroughly recommend it to any traveller - regardless of age, nationality or experience. Do it!

By: Renita - from: London, previously Perth, Australia

2011-12-16 Good bang for the buck (or pound)

This tour is a very easy and convenient way to see the best cities of Europe. The trip was well organized with an experienced guide,[@] and an expert driver, [@]. You can just sit back and relax and enjoy the view. At every city we had a local guide who showed the main points of interest and its history. As well we were given a map of the city and were shown how to use the local transit system so that we can go on our own to see the major big cities ourselves on the free days. On the free days you can relax, sit on the sidewalk café, go to a museum, or a beer hall. It is up to you.It is a long tour over 6000 km in 22 days. It is a good value because you get to see and do a lot. Money was not wasted on fancy hotels or meals. I would recommend it to the young and the young at heart.

By: Peter the camera guy - from: Surrey, BC, Canada

2011-11-05 This tour was amazing!

These tours were the most amazing experience of my life! I did 22 days of Europe in September, and 9 days of Egypt in October. Everything was so well organised, excellent accomodation, met great people. If you want a taste of the world this is the trip for you! But get ready for most of the trip its on the go, but thats so you can see so many things! The few days off you get you cherish to relax, but then the excitment starts again! The only critisism I would have was wanting to spend longer in some places, but there's just so much to see! [...]

By: Anthea - from: Perth Australia

2011-10-31 Fun Christam Shopping Trip

Great day trip to a beautiful city. The perfect Christmas shopping experience.

By: Rio - from: London

2011-10-05 1st September 2011

This was our last trip before heading back to Australia after 2.5 years in London. So we wanted to make the most of it!The trip is awesome we had Ali as our tour guide and she was fantastic! She made sure that everyone on tour was enjoying themselves and was fantastic at getting us to all the places we needed to be on time.I can't decide where on the tour was my favourite as the entire trip itself was just so much fun. The bus trips could be long at times but then we would start playing Expat bingo and other games to keep us all entertained. Corfu was beautiful and I would highly recommend going on the optional boat trip. Dancing around a boat to music while sailing through the Greek Islands is something I will remember! Prague was great fun as well, a beautiful City and if you are lucky enough to get Ali ask her to take you to the 80's and 90's club its a great night out!I was worried about the money I would need before going on the trip and we didn't end up spending nearly as much as we thought we would. Ali always pointed out the different areas in which you could get a cheap bite to eat or even knew local shop owners which would give her a discount if you wanted to save your funds. In Venice we got a drink, a Gelato and the biggest slice of pizza you have seen all for [$].I would highly recommend Expat and if I ever get the chance to come over again I will definitely do another tour with them.Thank-you to Ali for a brilliant tour and I can't forget our Bus Driver Drewy Ga Ga the best driver/planker around!!All the best Shell and Shaun

By: Shell and Shaun - from: London

2011-08-16 Would highly recommend this tour...! :-)

This tour started with a group of strangers, who ended up becoming a group of friends. Our tour guide [@] was amazing - he really knew his stuff and was very funny. I was also impressed with the accommodation, particularly in Boppard - the food there was great. The highlights of the tour for me were Corfu and Prague - they were amazing!! Prague had some great shopping and nightlife (plus an excellent walking tour!) and Corfu was a great opportunity to hit the beaches, have some cocktails and indulge in some relaxation (I would definitely recommend the optional day cruise - this was a great day out! There are not many times you can say you listened to 'Cotton Eye Joe' whilst aboard a boat sailing through the Greek Islands :P). Overall, this was a great tour and I would highly recommend it to others.

By: Susan - from: Australia / Republic of Georgia

2011-08-02 Best of Europe: June 8th -30th

Great tour made more enjoyable by Ali, our friendly and enthusiastic tour leader. Some amazing sights and accommodating people. This is an experience everyone should have!

By: The Irishman - from: Liverpool

2011-04-13 The best trip ever!

This was the best trip indeed. Just carry more money on you. Whoever selected Corfu, is a legend! This place is heaven. All other places are well managed. Dean was the best driver & Ananda, the best tour guide. Just a bit more info. xxx

By: Prejal- The Bingo winner - from: Mumbai

2011-03-12 All and More!

Quad biking around Corfu with a group of our tour was memorable and hilarous. What a day! The next day was just as entertaining with a boat cruise, delicious food, company and a day full of swimming and sunbathing. Such a great combination of sights, history and fun. Regular parties at night, followed by some very early mornings :) but time to sleep on the coach. Saw so much and loved every moment of it!!

By: Sal - from: Yorkshire

2011-02-15 ALORAAAA!

I am proud to say that my friend and I were on the FIRST EVER "Best of Europe Tour". Wow it was truly amazing! The group was varied, and we all really became close. Our tour Guide ANANDA was perfect: Fun, Funny, Relaxed, yet organised, responsible, well clued up, and there for US. She knew soo much about all the places we were going, and if there was anything she didn't know, she knew of some local who did!Dean, our coach driver- What a talented man. He drove that Expat bus (a bus I speak of fondly) like the Chariot it was! No situation Dean can't drive through! Such a charming, witty man! Thanks Dean for getting us around Europe safely. And there was plenty of movies and to watch and games to play on the bus too. All destinations were cool, with Corfu, Florence and Venice being my personal favourite. I'm very happy with the experience I had with Expat, and would urge anyone to go! You won't regret. Even if you go alone (as some people did), everyone was open to each other!Oh and finally, the back seats are the best, so grab them if you can :).

By: Roxy - from: London

2011-02-13 Unforgettable experience: Don't miss out

I went on the 22 day Best of Europe Tour on 14th June 2010 till 5th July 2010 and it was the best experience of my life. It's very cost effective, lovely tour guides (Ananda Heyl and Dean Witt) and the most beautiful sites you'll ever see. The most upsetting thing about the experience was that it came to an end so quickly. Don't miss out on a life changing experience.

By: Egypt - from: London

2011-02-10 A great adventure with a fantastic group

I had a fantastic time on the 22 day tour. At the end of the 22 days I was left with seeing the amazing sights of Europe that I never would of had the chance to see in three weeks. Meet a great group of people that I now call friends and most of all, the memories that will last forever. The bus trips were long at times but we had a great group that made them fun. We had a fantastic tour guide (Grant) that made the tour exciting and definitely not boring! Would recommend the tour to anyone who would like to see the sights of Europe and have a great time along the way.

By: Kirst - from: London now Sydney

2011-01-31 Most awesome trip ever!

By far the greatest trip ever! Made loads of amazing friends! I loved every moment apart from Ananda the tour leader, jokes! if you lucky to get her on your trip it will be the most fun! She definitely made the experience memorable for all of us!

By: Sammy the seal - from: Cape Town

2011-01-28 Yebo yes its AWESOMENESS

This tour is perfect for people who wants to spend a little more time at each destination. It is almost like a tour and holiday combined. I could not have asked for more.Corfu was such a highlight as the whole group desided to go quad biking together.It was great.

By: Your mamma - from: South Africa

Included in Tour

What's Included:
  • 21 Nights accommodation in twin rooms. Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to insure a private room.
  • 21 Breakfasts, 9 dinners
  • 27 Experiences (including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours of cities plus other exciting experiences – please see Experiences tab for more information).
  • Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats, TV for showing DVDs, and toilet.
  • Free Wi-Fi in hotels
  • Services of your Expat tour leader who will be on hand with advice and tips and ensure that you get the most from your trip.  You can also book any of the optional excursions available during your tour with your tour leader – please see Essential Information tab for more details.
  • All taxes and fees
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
  • Free Expat Explore tour souvenir – a memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip. 

REMEMBER ALL TOURS ARE GUARANTEED DEPARTURES AND WILL OPERATE.   Many other companies that operate tours of Europe cancel tours if minimum numbers are not achieved or will only guarantee some departure dates.  All tours operated by Expat Explore are guaranteed departures and will operate.*

 * See terms and conditions for further details. 

Tour Essential Information

This is where you'll find all the extra information about your tour, from departure times and meeting points, to tips on what to pack and details of what time you'll arrive back in London. Click the links below for more information.

 

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Meeting Letter: Meeting point details, arrival in London, important passenger information and contact details.

Optional Excursions: Optional activities available on your Best of Europe tour.

Pre-departure information: Everything you need to know before you leave on your tour.

 

REMEMBER ALL TOURS ARE GUARANTEED DEPARTURES AND WILL OPERATE.   Many other companies that operate tours of Europe cancel tours if minimum numbers are not achieved or will only guarantee some departure dates.  All tours operated by Expat Explore are guaranteed departures and will operate.*

 * See terms and conditions for further details.