Map of our 5 weeks in Europe

European Adventure – 5 Weeks Traveling with My Love…

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Ultimate 5 Week European Adventure

9415 Kilometres, 34 Days, 27 Cities, 17 Countries, 2 People, 1 Tent.
We chose Topdeck to fuel our European dream and were extremely happy with the decision.
Neither Curtis or I, had ever been to Europe, so we chose this particular trip for a few reasons. We wanted a snapshot of everything, everything organised for us, do it all in the shortest time possible and the cheapest way possible. The 34 day European Adventure ticked all the boxes!

5 Week European Adventure With Topdeck

Topdeck tour bus in Europe
Building a human pyramid in front of the Pont Du Gard, France.

We went with the camping option compared with the hotel equivalent, the European Pioneer, for the simple fact it saved us around $2000! We ended up getting upgraded a few times anyway and only spent less than a third of the time actually camping.

We went to 17 countries including France, Spain, Italy, Greece and Germany.
We went to some lesser known cities such as Antibes, Budva and Dresden.
And also ticked off the major 'bucket list' cities of Paris, Amsterdam, Venice and Barcelona.

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Big Ben Clock Tower, London, England. Part of our 5 week European Adventure.

The Topdeck crew were incredibly knowledgable, friendly, fun and professional (when their skills weren't needed for the beer pong table...)
From Beth's (our chef) exquisite cooking, to Tom's (our leader) awesome dad jokes, to Ash's (our driver) exceptional driving! I wish I could have brought them home to guide me through my everyday life! I'd definitely be a more established adult.

Leaning tower and Cathedral of Pisa, Italy. Part of our 5 week European Adventure
Parliament building in Budapest

The best part was getting a little of a lot. We tasted so many new foods (and ate way too many baguettes and gelato), tried out new languages and saw so many incredible cities and landscapes.
One drawback is that we did, along with every person on our bus, get very sick. It's unfortunately just something you cannot avoid on such a massive adventure of beer, no sleep and pizza.

Escargot salad in a restaurant in Paris, France
Creme Brûlée, Paris, France

The big question...
Are we still in love? Yes!
Not only did we survive 5 weeks of non-stop adventure, illness, laughter, beer and setting up a tent together, but we are now closer than ever!
I could not be happier and I'm so glad I invited him on a whim, before we were even dating (risky I know!)

Overlooking Florence in Italy

Although the 'wake up' song will haunt me forever, I can't wait to travel with Topdeck again! I cannot recommend this tour company higher! The trip ticked off absolutely everything we wanted in a quick, jam-packed adventure!

sitting in front of a waterfall in the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. Part of our European Adventure.
Sitting on the Amsterdam sign, The Netherlands. Part of our 5 week European Adventure.

For more tips and inspiration on all the destinations we visited throughout Europe, check out my full list of guides!

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