Ready to discover the unknown, find your people and experience the new and exotic? We thought so. Meet the crew in LDN (or later in Paris) – we’re hitting the road early for our drive across the Channel. The home of Louis Vuitton, ol’ Mona and world’s BEST desserts – Paris has earnt its rep as the European capital for all things fashion, culture and food. Tick off all the showstoppers on a driving tour before tonight’s dinner together. This is gonna’ be good.
There’s more here than over-priced handbags and unoriginal poses under the Eiffel Tower. Trust us. Spend your free day ticking off those bucket list items AND exploring the backstreets. Hunt down the best patisseries in town (ask your Trip Leader for recommendations). Get lost amongst the shelves of history at Shakespeare and Co. Bookshop. Or inject some feel-good vibes at the I Love You Wall. Not a walker? Work the calves on an optional bike tour. Or get an alternate view of the City of Lights with a river cruise. Tonight, go all-out with an evening at the cabaret. Think: sparkling lights, glittering costumes and death-defying acrobats!
No lies, this is a long drive. BUT you’ve got banging tunes and scenic views to keep you occupied – not to mention your sick AF trip mates. Home to the ‘Top of Europe’, rushing waterfalls and one of the largest nature conservations in Switzerland – tonight we're bunking down in the lush valley of Lauterbrunnen. After dinner, sit back in the fresh Alpine air with a cold beverage. Yep, this is what we came for.
If the Swiss Alps had a Tinder bio it would read: fun-filled outdoor enthusiast – looking for a fellow adrenaline junkie to share adventures with. Swiping right? Hell yes. Hiking. Mountain biking. Skydiving. Helicopter-ing. This place has it all. More of a thrill-dodger? Slip on the Birks and go chasing waterfalls (TLC were wrong). Or hop aboard the Jungfraubahn railway for an optional visit to the Jungfrau Mountain summit. Whatever you choose – you’ll have jaw-dropping views for days.
Start practising your bonjours and s’il vous plaît’s: the sun-soaked coast of the French Riveria is seductively calling our name. The oh-so-stylish “Coast of Blue” is the adult playground for the rich and famous. After getting the run about town with our Trip Leader, you've got the afternoon off to do whatever you want. Indulge in a bit of celeb spotting. Head to the beach for a dip. Or find a local haunt for some seriously good seafood. Tonight, it’s happy hour with the gang (happiness guaranteed, discounted cocktails are not).
Free day = your chance to do exactly what you want. Laze on a sun lounger at Blue Beach. Go wild in the designer boutiques in Nice's Old Town. Or trek up Castle Hill for allll the views. The choice is yours. Later: we’ll turn it up a notch with a visit to Monaco. Home of the Grand Prix and the Monte Carlo Casino, we’ll see how the 1% live on a walking tour (hint: it involves Ferraris and bathing in caviar). Then, ogle at the superyachts and their perfectly manicured owners along the waterfront. Or hit the tables and make it rain (or not).
Bolt to the beach for one last swim – we’ll wave au revoir to France after breakfast. First stop: Pisa. If you’re gonna’ take THAT photo, think of something unique. Please. Then, make your food baby sing as we roll into the capital of Tuscan cuisine and birthplace of gelato. After dinner tonight, take a stroll along the Arno River and watch the sunset. Did someone say karaoke? If you’re up for it, join the gang in a battle of the classics at the bar later. Or hunt down a gelateria for a scoop (or two) of the good stuff – what’ll it be? Salted caramel? Lavender? White chocolate? Cinnamon? Must. Try. Them. ALL.
Florence has more stories than you can poke a stick at, more culture than a Melbourne hipster, AND it gave the world David (putting dad bods to shame since 1504). We’ll get the lay of the land on an in-depth walking tour with a local guide. Then: take your new-found knowledge and hit the streets solo. Uffizi Gallery. Ponte Vecchio. Piazza della Signoria. The Duomo. You can’t see it all, but you sure as hell can try! Tonight, take a picnic up to Piazzale Michelangelo – the sunset is redic. Then, indulge in a centuries-old tradition at Babae restaurant: the only place in Florence with a functioning ‘wine window’. We’re sold.
Onwards! First: a pit stop at the hilltop town of Orvieto – to see the grand cathedral and dig into a wild boar panini (unless you’re vegan, soz). Then: la bella Roma awaits. Strap in for one EPIC walking tour. We’re talking a solid few hours of non-stop sights, off-the-tourist-trail hidden gems and a run-down of almost 3000 years of history. Pass by the Pantheon, (don’t) sit on the Spanish Steps, check out the mighty Colosseum and throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain. Then, you're in carb-loaded Disneyland for foodies so our dinner tonight is gonna’ be good.
You’ve watched (or been made to watch) Eat. Pray. Love. Now, it’s time to make like Julia and put this city to the test. You have 48 hours of freedom to explore. Count your blessings on an optional tour of Vatican City, then play ‘I-spy’ with two-and-a-half millennia worth of history. Head up Capitoline Hill for awesome views. Grab a bite at Lost Food Factory (arguably one of the best sandwich spots in town). Or do as the locals do and indulge in a little dolce far niente (delicious idleness) at a local cafe or piazza. Tonight, shake out those fat pants for round two.
Vespas. Espresso. Two-cheek kisses. Aggressive hand gestures. And pizza the way it's supposed to taste. Here’s another free day we prepared earlier. Head to the Knights of Matla Keyhole to see an alternative view of the city. Battle the lunchtime rush for a slice at Pizzarium Bonci. Shop till you drop on Via Condotti. Or stop and take it all in with a picnic at Villa Borghese Park. Thought you’d tried all the gelato flavours? Head to Fatamorgana – and think again.
The drive to Venice is your chance to share snaps with your new mates, catch up on some zzzzs and text the 'rents (trust us, you'll be too busy later). We'll park up in the birthplace of Vivaldi later this afternoon. Acquaint yourself with the who's who of Venice's usual suspects on a walking tour - ticking off the likes of St Mark's Square, Doge's Palace and Accademia Bridge. Then, this beautifully romantic city is yours for the taking.
You know it as The Floating City, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). So, make like Dora and get exploring! Need some suggestions? Float past the famous Rialto Bridge on an optional gondola ride. Spend your time seeking out the epic Libreria Acqua Alta bookshop. Or forget all the above and hunt down the perfect gelato. It’s your day after all. Later, score a cheap meal at Osteria Al Portego or enjoy a spritz overlooking one of Venice’s fuchsia-pink sunsets.
Order one last coffee in poor Italian (hey, you tried!) and prepare yourself for some I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E scenery as we make our way to the Austrian Alps. So much more than schnitzel, strudel and The Sound of Music, this thrill-seekers’ paradise should have been sponsored by GoPro. Then: take your pick from canyoning, tandem paragliding, skydiving and mountain biking optional activities. Or just kick back and enjoy serenity. Swap stories of today’s thrills (and spills) at dinner. Who wins pic of the day?
Onwards to the spire-filled skyline and mysterious streets of Prague! But first: a sobering visit to former concentration camp Mauthausen. Learn all about the atrocities that occurred here during WWII before we make tracks to the Republic of Czech (say: check). Our Trip Leader will get us acquainted with this picture-perfect city – complete with quirky clock tower – and point out all the must-dos for our free day tomorrow. Tonight? Tuck into dinner with the gang before we hit the best cocktail bar in the city. Hint: if you want the full experience, we recommend 'choose your fate' off the menu – see you in the morning.
That’s right folks – it’s your day, your way. So get out there and do your own spontaneous this-is-what-I-came-for thing. Check out the John Lennon wall. Soak up some history at the Communist Museum. Take the funicular up Petrin Hill for allll the views. Or grab a delish roast pork roll at one of the street vendors lining Old Town Square. Fancy yourself as a bit of a hops connoisseur? Don’t miss the beer tasting optional this afternoon. Czech beers + tapas = good times guaranteed.
Next up? A country where beer is officially considered an essential food group (right next to sausage and sauerkraut). Helloooo Germany! We’ll get acquainted with 800 year-old Dresden on the way. Then: Prep yourself for currywurst and more hipsters per capita than anywhere else. We'll drive you around to see the main sights including (what's left of) the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie and Brandenburg Gate. After dinner, it’s time to see whether this city’s nightlife really lives up to the hype. Prost!
You've got 24hrs of free time here - don't muck around. Our advice? Opt in for a local walking tour that's, you know - not boring. Or put that elastic waistband to the test on the ultimate Berlin food tour. Rather explore solo? Head to the Mauerpark markets for stalls filled with stuff you didn't know you needed. Explore Museum Island. Take a ride in a Trabi and see why it's Germany's best-loved car. Or turn off Google maps and simply get lost in the unknown. Tonight, seek out Burgermeister. This place used to be a public toilet (ew) but now serves up the best burgers in Berlin. You know you wanna' try it...
Ok, nobody panic – we’ve only got two days left. But the adventure sure as hell isn’t over yet! We’ve got our eye on Amsterdam next. Once we arrive, it’s time to hit the cobblestones and explore. Check out the likes of the Dam Square, the Royal Palace and the National Monument. This place is a foodie’s wet dream – so you’ll have no trouble finding somewhere to settle in for dinner. Then there’s an option to experience a show in the Red Light district. Or for a more local vibe – head to Proeflokaal Arendsnest for a selection of over 100 Dutch beers.
This is our last full day. FFS don’t hang about – join the locals and get on your bike! Check out Amsterdam's iconic canals, bridges and parks on an optional bike tour. History buffs should pay a visit to the Anne Frank House (don’t forget to book in advance!). And for the culture fiends – the Van Gogh Musuem and Rijksmuseum. Or just get lost amongst backstreets of the different districts – each one’s got a unique vibe and plenty to explore. Just make sure you’re back in time to toast the final night of our Euro getaway at tonight’s included dinner.
After all the Amster-damage has been done, it’s time to hit the road. Blast the Trip Song one last time and swap Insta handles – you’ll need them to organise next year’s reunion trip!