Top 4 Highlights of the Tapas Trail with Topdeck Travel

by Emma Hackwood

Our Travel Consultant Swanny Davis recently had the opportunity to join Topdeck Travel’s Tapas Trail which included stops in London, France, Andorra and Spain in 7 days.  She shares the highlights of her trip with us:

topdeck bus in Paris

Topdeck is an amazing tour company that is focused on passengers aged 18 – 39. Our tour guide and bus driver were not only knowledgeable, but they also made sure to keep us entertained when we had to travel between cities. The optional excursions with Topdeck were the highlights of my trip; there were so many amazing things to see, do, drink and eat.. but I rounded it down to my top four:

Bike Tour in Paris

topdeck travel, riding biked in Paris, France

While we were in Paris I had the chance to do this optional excursion and participated in the Fat Bike Tour.  It was a great way to get some exercise on , see Paris and learn about the history of this amazing city. Our tour guide was a funny french guy with an Australian accent, he was very knowledgeable and passionate about the culture of the city.  The tour was fun and the 3 hours went by so fast! I definitely recommend it, take in the city and burn the calories of all those baguettes and cheeses you will have in France.

Walking on the cobbled streets of Carcassonne

Carcassonne is a Medieval City  that is set high up on a hill in the south of France. With it’s fairytale collection of drawbridges, towers and cobbled streets Carcassonne makes you feel like you are in a Disney movie. Carcassonne is actually divided in two cities. The Old town (La Cite) where you can see The Basilica of Saint-Nazaire and tour the ramparts. The New town is a short distance away and it is full of nice shops, cafés and restaurants.  I loved trying their specialty food, Cassoulet, made with duck and pork. Trust me this small city will take your breath away .

macaroons and coffee

Lunch on La Ramblas in Barcelona

After a night out in Barcelona there is nothing better then take in all the movement of the city while having some great food. I choose to have Tapas & Paella with friends on one of the busiest streets in town. It was a great way to enjoy local food, and people watch. From there it was easy enough to walk around for some sightseening like Gaudi buildings and The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc.

The Flamenco Show

You can’t go to Spain and not immerse yourself  on this amazing demostration of their culture. Topdeck offers this great optional where you can enjoy an evening with Spanish music, drinking sangria and witnessing a wonderful Flamenco Show.

My Topdeck tour was a fantastic way to enjoy the cities that we visited. I made great friends, had lots of free time to do what I wanted to do and plenty of optional add on’s when I couldn’t make a decision of where to go next.  I can’t wait for my next tour with Topdeck!

Looking for more information on travelling with Topdeck Travel? Swanny Davis is a Travel Consultant at our Lougheed Town Centre location in Burnaby, BC and can be reached online or calling 1-866-295-4216