Western Rocker (Winter)

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You will visit: Italy, Switzerland, France

Want to hit all the main sights in a short amount of time? The Western Rocker does just that - experience the amazing food & culture of Italy the breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps & the elegance of the 'City of Lights', Paris, in a little over a week. With loads to two night stops & awesome inclusions, this trip ticks all the boxes!

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Itinerary + Inclusions & ME Time Optionals

ME Time Optionals

ME Time optionals will take your trip to a whole new level with unforgettable experiences unique to the places you visit. See more, do more, live more & go home completely regret-free. Costs for these aren’t included in your tour cost & are payable to your Trip Manager in local currency.

Inclusions

On our trips we don't just take you to the destinations, we make sure you get under the skin of every place you visit. From amazing food & accommodation, to exclusive access to incredible experiences, with Contiki you'll get unbeatable value & a completely unique travel experience.

1 Arrive Rome

Meet up with your Contiki team & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner.

Day 1: Hotel Dinner

2 Rome to Florence

Today we'll be passing Umbria’s rustic hills and many vineyards. Travel past the iconic cypress trees of this olive oil producing region, to the Renaissance city of Florence.

Day 2: Hostel Breakfast, Dinner

  • Vatican Tour
    Euro 34.00
3 Florence

Jump start the day uncovering this open-air museum and its UNESCO World Heritage city centre.

Our Local Guide gives you the inside track as the group learns about Florence’s cultural beginnings and explores streets crammed with artworks from masters like Michelangelo. Then take a look into a skillful demonstration of Florentine leather making and understand this region’s traditional art.

With bargains and bustle, the city’s markets are a great place to hang out. Grab a gelato and enjoy this gorgeous city.

Tonight, there’s a choice of a group dinner - an authentic Tuscan feast. Try regional dishes in the heart of Florence. Then keep it moving with a night out and get your groove on at Florence’s biggest club.

Day 3: Hostel Breakfast

  • Discover the Secrets of Michelangelo's Florence – see where his David was gifted to the Florentines, Ponte Vecchio, the Medici Palace & much more on our locally guided walking tour of Florence
  • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria
  • Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration
  • Souvenir group photo
    Euro 11.00
  • Space Disco
    Euro 16.00
  • Tuscan Dinner
    Euro 33.00
4 Florence to Swiss Alps

En route north, stop by Pisa and get up close to the famous Leaning Tower. Later, catch a glimpse of stunning Lake Como as we make our way into the massive Swiss Alps and head to the jaw-droppingly beautiful Alpine town of Lucerne.

With covered wooden bridges, cobbled lanes and quaint buildings, Lucerne’s centre is perfect to explore on foot. Also to stock up on lots of genuine Swiss chocolate! Your Trip Manager can give you pointers on where to pick up the best-priced watches that Switzerland is so famous for.

Day 4: Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
5 Swiss Alps

It’s a change of pace amongst Switzerland’s massive picture perfect Alps.

Opt to visit up one of the areas famous mountains while you’re here, considered a must-do when you’re in the area, it’s the place to head up to for some seriously spine-tingling views.

Day 5: Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

  • Swiss Mountain
    Euro 50.00
  • Swiss Fondue Lunch
    Euro 38.00
6 Swiss Alps to Paris

With down-time on the coach, plug in your MP3, chill out to some music and chat with friends while travelling through the scenic wine producing region of Burgundy.

Tonight, the group kick starts Paris with the “Paris by Night”, which shows off the French capital’s transformation into the ‘City of Lights’. Lamp-lit bridges and cool little cafes give us a real taste of Paris’ romance. Your Trip Manager will fill you in on the world’s most recognised monuments, like the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower.

Day 6: Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Exclusive 'Paris by Night' sightseeing tour
7 Paris

Next up: Fragonard! This perfumery has an elegant interior and is a unique setting for a look into the history of perfume. It’s also a chance to pick up some French perfume at great prices.

This town is loaded with possibilities. Discover its many bistros, museums, tree-lined avenues and diverse quartiers (neighbourhoods). Get a feel for French flair by window shopping on the Left Bank. Step into the Notre Dame or explore the endless galleries of the Louvre, where you can get up close to the famous Mona Lisa. In your free time, try indulging in some delicious pastries and relax in one of Paris’ many cafes

Tonight is the last night with your friends, so make it special. Treat yourself to the full Parisian night out, starting with an optional dinner in an atmospheric restaurant. Then sign up for an authentic cabaret experience, complete with can-can girls, dinner and Champagne. But don’t stop there – afterwards hit the clubs and finish up your travels with a big Parisian night out.

Day 7: Hotel Breakfast

  • Visit a French perfumery
  • Moulin Rouge Caberet & Champagne Show
    Euro 91.00
  • Paris Farewell Dinner
    Euro 36.00
8 Depart Paris

This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (estimated arrival 10:00am) where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay.

Day 8: Breakfast

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Accommodation

  • 7 nights accommodation: 5 nights in hostels, 2 nights in hotel upgrade
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with electrical outlets for charging
  • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Team

  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

Food

  • 12 meals included in Food Fund:
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners

Inclusions

  • 6 World Heritage Sites visited
  • Discover the Secrets of Michelangelo's Florence – see where his David was gifted to the Florentines, Ponte Vecchio, the Medici Palace & much more on our locally guided walking tour of Florence
  • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria
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Me Time

  • Vatican Tour
  • Souvenir group photo
  • Space Disco
  • Tuscan Dinner
  • Swiss Mountain
  • Swiss Fondue Lunch
  • Moulin Rouge Caberet & Champagne Show
  • Paris Farewell Dinner
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$143
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay

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