Europe Tour



The ultimate European adventure every June and July travelling safely and comfortably between cities via train so you have the maximum time exploring. Don’t miss out on the experience of a lifetime and friends for life!

London Paris Barcelona Cote d’Azur Florence Rome Venice Vienna Prague Berlin Amsterdam

Europe Tour - Gap year program

Highlights

  • Gapforce Escape Days
  • Exclusive Bars and Beaches
  • Join our mixed group of similar aged students.
  • No motorway sleepovers in cramped buses. International Trains including the super fast French TGV
  • Adventure of your life time, and friends for life!
London – Paris – Barcelona
Cheers! Enjoy a welcome dinner in London with your group. Followed by a full day to explore by visiting great historical landmarks – Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Pauls Cathedral. Next in Paris take a stroll down the Champs-Élysées, climb up the Eiffel Tower or visit the Musée du Louvre, home to the infamous Mona Lisa! Next stop Barcelona – the extraordinary church of Sagrada Família, the winding alleys beautiful Gothic Quarter, and the world-famous Ramblas.

 
Monaco – Florence – Rome
Next we head to Cote d’Azur following the coastline of the stunning French Riviera. Check out luxury yachts in the Marina, or spend the day at Port Hercules. From there, Florence has plenty to keep you busy with Renaissance piazzas and not far from the city of Pisa. Rome is your next stop - an ancient place to explore with the Colosseum, and the Forum and Palatine Hill.

 
Venice – Vienna – Prague
In Venice you'll find many magnificent churches and palaces and the Grand Canal full of gondolas will leave you in awe. From there we cross the border into Austria and visit Vienna full of imperial history with exciting contemporary museums, lively eating and nightlife scenes, and many quiet corners to explore. Your next stop is Prague, located aside the Vltava (Moldau) River, explore the city centre cobbled streets, countless old churches and courtyards.

 
Berlin – Amsterdam - London
Berlin is a must see destination after successfully uniting its own East and West with reminders of the events of the 20th century. From there we continue into Amsterdam. This compact city is the perfect place for a farewell group dinner and night out with friends! We then make our way back via Brussels to London when your European adventure comes to an end.

 
Gapforce Escape days
 Time to take it easy and relax with either a beach day, a visit to the mountains, or enjoy the serene countryside.

What's Included

  • Full Pre-departure briefing
  • Pre-departure Facebook group link up
  • Own dedicated Gapforce Student Travel Advisor
  • UK Expedition Trained Leader
  • Start and end in London – all international train and sea travel
  • 24 breakfasts and 12 dinners
  • Accommodation (hostels with twin beds)
  • Local taxes
  • Border crossing costs and fees
  • Gapforce Exclusive Escape Days
  • 24/7 Support and safety updates throughout your program
  • Gapforce Europe Tour “T”


Why I Chose GapForce Europe Tour

“Thanks for an epic road trip! My brother did a European trip by bus, so I chose you guys for something newer, more up to date.

I wanted to see the cities but like the fact you guys are out there, living it.

Going faster by train in more comfort gave us sleep time and more time to do the cities, and in some style. You didn’t disappoint! Shame I can only tell some of the stories to my bro now I am back home!!

Alex – Melbourne, Australia

Incredible Intro to Europe

As a sort of introduction to Europe, this trip was fantastic. I had tons of fun and learned a bunch everywhere we went and got to know myself a whole lot better.Being able to have all the travel and lodging planned already was a blessing. It meant that I had the time to figure out exactly what I wanted to do with the freedom we all had in each city. I loved exploring with the group, but some days I just needed to take advantage of the opportunity to go off by myself and do whatever I wanted to do and have some time alone.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this trip to someone looking to step out of their comfort zone and discover Europe.

Ben
August

My Experience

The past 25 days have been a life changing experience. I got to see so many cities and countries and I got to meet so many new incredible people. As a recap, I started off in London where I met Terry, Ben, Zoe, Hannah, Josh (aka Joey), Shannon, Lung-Hou and Megan. We travelled to Paris, Barcelona, Monaco & Nice, Florence, Rome, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam and back to London. We shared so many adventures and new interesting experiences together. The real truth is that there was a little tension towards the middle/end of the trip because when you spend 24 hours every day for 25 days with the same 8 people, you see them for who they really are-you see them at their best and at their worst-rather than for who they wish you to see. But looking back now, here at home, I already miss them all because I was with these 8 people, and only these 8 people for 25 days across the ocean, far away from the comforts of home and my family, sharing these mazing experiences with them. From getting lost in Paris with Zoe; the train ride from Paris to Barcelona with Terry, Ben and Josh; being on the brink of heat stroke in Nice and Ben running to get me water; spending the stressful day in Rome with Hannah; wandering the alleys of Venice with Hannah and Lung-Hou; the long late night chat at the hostel in Berlin with Terry on his birthday; the evening I planned my day in Amsterdam with Megan; exploring London with Zoe and Lung-Hou; and finally saying goodbye to everyone at the hostel where we started. Along the journey I have also made many friends not on the trip. The first was Peter who I played cards with and talked to in Barcelona, who we met in Rome, Vienna and Prague again as he was there the same time we were; Lou in Venice at the hostel who tagged along and watched fireworks with the rest of us; Nicole and Monica who I met at the hostel in Prague and then spent the next day with exploring Prague; Matt, Danielle, Jeff and Ronan who I played cards and talked with at the hostel in Berlin; Keaton and Jackson who I met while waiting in line for 2 hours at the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam and who walked through it with me. Thank you to Lauren for organizing this whole trip-it was an amazing experience and I hope to actually meet you in person someday! Thank you to everyone on the trip and to all the people I met along the way for making this an amazing experience that I'll never forget. A special thanks to Terry for everything he's done on the trip-gotten us to trains and hostels, stopped me from getting heat stroke and overall made the trip the best I could have hoped for! I enjoyed travelling, spending time with and getting to know you Terry over the past 25 days, I already miss you and our deep conversations very much and hope to see you again very soon! I am happy to be home now, but I miss everyone very much and hope to meet you all again someday soon. I love all of you very much and wish you all the best! Until next time.

Hannah
November

Florence, Italy

One of my many favourite memories of the trip was being in Florence. To begin with we stayed in a wonderful old house just outside the main square. I shared an apartment with the girls which included a balcony with a lovely view of old stone houses and cathedrals. I spent the day wandering around the city, walking across the Ponte Vecchio bridge, finding little shops ran by locals and accidentally ending up at the Boboli Gardens where we wrote in our journals or relaxed. After having dinner in the evening we decided to climb a hill where we watched the sunset over the beautiful city.

Zoe
November

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  • Duration: 2 to 4 weeks
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  • Departures: July

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