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Backpack Europe This Summer

Summer is officially on the way (and we can't wait!). In just a couple of months Europe will come alive with bright, warm evenings where the possibilities are endless.

We’ve got so much love for Europe, and rightly so, it has everything from buzzing cities and incredible food to picture perfect coast lines with rolling hills (did we mention the night life?!). Europe is often overlooked for its backpacking potential and it's SUCH a shame as its bang on many of our doorsteps! 

What are you planning this summer? Whether you want a quick break away to check out some new destinations, or want to discover all the best Europe has on offer, we’ve got it sorted. With trips covering over 13 European countries, you can fill your summer will all kinds of fun and adventure!

Need some recommendations? Check out this selection of European adventures for making summer 2016 unforgettable!


Grand European

13 countries in 28 days? Err, yes please! On this epic adventure you’ll travel across France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and loads more. Explore bustling European cities, embrace new cultures and test out your relationship with an authentic Italian (meal that is!). Highlight? We can’t pick between lunch beside the Eiffel Tower or the incredible nightlife of Berlin.


Eastern Highlights

This 12 day eastern focused trip will take you through some of the most up-and-coming destinations in Europe, including Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands and even more. Discover Dubrovnik, travel up the Adriatic Coast reaching the Plitvice Lakes on route to Budapest, go from Vienna to Prague, onwards to Berlin and finish things off on a high in Amsterdam!


Gaudi and Glitz

Sun, sea and six amazing countries! In 15 days you’ll travel across Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City and Greece with a group of like-minded travellers. Explore Barcelona on foot, cruise down Venice’s Grand Canal, take a selfie at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, watch picture perfect sunsets on Mykonos Island and let's not forget... shake it off at some epic beach parties.

Essential Europe

12 days hitting up 7 different countries. This trip has all the biggies; gondola rides in Venice, city tours around Amsterdam, Munich, Rome, Paris and even wine tasting in the Rhine Valley. You'll be travelling the Netherlands, France, Germany, Australia, Italy, Vatican City and Switzerland as you take in the best of Europe with buzzing cities and tranquil landscapes.

Croatian Riviera

Words can’t describe the beautiful blue waters of Croatia. On this 8 day trip you’ll be sailing around the picture perfect coastline, swimming in crystal clear waters and exploring the awesome islands. Sit back and relax as you cruise your way between Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik and Makarska. Just don’t forget the sun cream!


Greek Island Hopper

If you want to experience Greece in style, then 10 days of island hopping is for you! Starting in Athens you’ll embrace some Greek history and culture (including a night out with the group!), before heading to the stunning islands of Mykonos, Paros and Santorini. Think blue skies and chalky white buildings, combined with delicious food and sandy beaches. 


Tempted? (yeah we thought so!) Grab that passport, dust of your backpack and count up those Euros! We've got loads of European adventures for you HERE.

After some advice or have a few questions? No probs – speak with one of our travel advisors by calling: +44 (0)1273 674220, alternatively you can Live Chat with us online. 

Team Real Gap Experience

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