Get amongst it Geckos adventures

If your idea of an awesome trip is a rickety bus ride on a wild stretch of coast, sitting next to an old lady with a cage full of guinea pigs, only to have one of them turn up roasted on your dinner plate that night – then look no further!

Geckos tours rock that fine line between highlights highway and the road less travelled. They blend the best bits of the best guidebooks with shiny local gems you'd be hard pressed to find without the help of their super savvy local guides.

Your guide, your ride, a comfy bed and all your entrance fees are also included in one cushy price. They'll even throw in a few set meals as well while also giving you plenty of opportunities to tuck into a local fare of your choosing along the way.

In case you're wondering, most peeps on Geckos tours are aged 18-35. But the oldest so far was a 79-year-old dude named Lars. By all reports he was kind of awesome, so go figure. Geckos tour groups aren't massive either with an average of 12 people and a max of 20 (22 on some Geckos Africa trips). And you're always free to do your own thing if you need a bit of breathing space.

When it comes to cruising on a Geckos tour, you'll find yourself on buses, bikes, boats, trains, canoes, rafts and the odd camel. On Geckos tours in Africa though you'll be kickin' it with the baby elephants in a special safari vehicle, custom built for maximum bumfort. Think about it.

And when it's time for snoozing you'll mostly crash in cosy, family-run places. The more remote the Geckos adventures, the more basic the digs (Bedouin tent anyone?) and when it gets really wild (yes you, Africa) you'll get to camp most nights. All the gear and food is provided so don't freak out if you've never camped before. You know what they say, 'the greatest hotel has 5 billion stars'.

One last thing kitty cats…
On Geckos Africa trips, a 'kitty payment' is required in cash (generally paid on Day 1) and covers most on-ground expenses.

Top Tours with Geckos

Europe

  •  Europe Tours: Italy by rail 8 Day Tour

    Europe Tours: Italy by rail 8 Day Tour

    from $1,375*

    • Accommodation: 3 nights Hotel, 5 nights Hostel.
    • Trip Leader: English Speaking Local Leader.
    • Meals: 4 breakfasts.
    • Transport: Train.
    • Activities & Attractions: Sunset Trip to Portovenere.
    • Additional travel dates: June to September 17 contact your travel consultant BONUS: Price includes discount of $340*pp.
    • Hurry offer ends 30 Apr 17.
    Please Note: Airfares are additional. Passengers must be aged between 18-29 years at time of travel.

    Your Italy by rail tour with Geckos departs from Venice.

    Check out the highlights of Italy, from Venice to the Cinque Terre, Florence and Rome. Meet someone who says Italy ain't all that and you've found yourself a liar. A gondola ride through Venice will soften the heart of even the most obstinately unromantic. Cinque Terre and Florence couldn't be any prettier if they tried. And Rome's like one massive cafe inside an art gallery inside a cathedral inside a pizzeria. In ancient Rome, phalluses were thought of as good luck. They were worn as jewellery or hung up as wind chimes. We'll stick to the four-leafed clover, thanks (walking around with phallic jewellery not recommended).

    Highlights: Venice (2 nights), La Spezia (1 night), Cinque Terre (1 night), Florence (2 nights), Rome (1 night).

    Book your Geckos tour deal today and experience Europe for yourself!
  •  Europe Tours: London to Berlin by rail 10 Day Tour

    Europe Tours: London to Berlin by rail 10 Day Tour

    from $2,315*

    • Accommodation: 9 nights Hotel.
    • Trip Leader: English Speaking Local Leader.
    • Meals: 5 breakfasts.
    • Transport: Train.
    • Additional travel dates: 10 Jun, 27 Jul 17 from $2408 per person.
    • BONUS: Price includes discount of $580*pp.
    • Hurry offer ends 30 Apr 17.
    Please Note: Airfares are additional. Passengers must be aged between 18-29 years at time of travel.

    Your London to Berlin by rail tour with Geckos departs from London.

    Hit the Road for an epic adventure through Paris, Bruges, Amsterdam and Berlin. Once upon a time, there was a magnificent adventure that took place through the most arty, edgy, stylin' and rambunctious cities in Europe. This is no fairy tale, mon cheri this is real life. From the tres romantic streets of Paris to the chilled-out canals of Amsterdam, chow down on chocolate in Bruges, guzzle a pint of pils in Berlin and get down with the true meaning of the word 'gezellig'.

    Highlights: London (1 night), Paris (2 nights), Bruges (2 nights), Amsterdam (2 nights), Berlin (2 night).

    Book your Geckos tour deal today and experience Europe for yourself!
  •  Europe Tours: London to Venice by rail 24 Day Tour

    Europe Tours: London to Venice by rail 24 Day Tour

    from $4,475*

    • Accommodation: 16 nights Hotel, 3 nights Hostel, 3 nights Guesthouse, 1 night Overnight Train.
    • Trip Leader: English Speaking Local Leader.
    • Meals: 10 breakfasts.
    • Transport: Train, Overnight sleeper train, Public bus.
    • Activities & Attractions: Mauerpark Fleamarket Visit, Obwarzanki snack Krakow, Vienna Orientation Walk, Venice Orientation Walk.
    • Additional travel dates: 10 June, 27 July 17 from $4660 per person.
    • BONUS: Price includes discount of $1120*pp.
    • Hurry offer ends 30 Apr 17.
    Please Note: Airfares are additional. Passengers must be aged between 18-29 years at time of travel.

    Your London to Venice by rail tour with Geckos departs from London.

    Check out the best of the best from London to Berlin to Krakow to Venice (plus a bunch of others). Lager in London, brew in Bruges, burgers in Berlin, vongole in Venice; chess in Budapest, art crawls in Prague, canoeing in Cesky Krumlov and huh? dragon-taming in Krakow?? From the Square Mile (aka London) to the Bride of the Sea (oooh Venice, you saucy minx), via heaps of other rad countries that have 'other' names, this ace adventure covers all things action, culture and FOOD!

    Highlights: London (1 night), Paris (2 nights), Bruges (2 nights), Amsterdam (2 nights), Berlin (2 night), Krakow (2 nights), Prague (2 nights), Cesky Krumlov (1 night), Vienna (2 nights), Budapest (2 nights), Bled (2 nights), Venice (1 night).

    Book your Geckos tour deal today and experience Europe for yourself!

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