European Magic (Winter)

Tour Length
10 days
From
US$1308
Overview Reviews

  • rpower
  • rpower
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 8 Countries
European Magic (Winter)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Fantastic return to Europe!

28 Dec 2013 - 07 Jan 2014

Having been to Europe a few times already, I had read the reviews before I signed up for this trip and knew what I was getting myself into. When you sign up for a tour that goes to so many places in such a short time frame, you have to understand that you're going to be spending a lot of time on the bus. This wasn't typically a problem, however, as we mainly used that time to catch up on some sleep we had been missing from being out the night before.

The food was mostly okay, the sites were fantastic, and the optionals were great, but what really made the trip exceptional was the people. I was a little nervous to travel alone, however I met so many people even on the first night and following days that it didn't make a difference at all.

Kristin, our tour guide, was incredibly knowledgeable about everywhere we went, and was always around to help you out if you needed her or had any questions. I ended up getting sick on our last stop and she personally took me to the pharmacy in paris and got the medicine I needed - so thank you Kristin :) (on that note, if you do get sick easily, it might be wise to pack some cold and flu pills in your bag before you go).

I would definitely recommend doing the optional Moulin rouge in paris and the sex show in Amsterdam - though it does seem kind of costly, particularly the Moulin Rouge show, pretty much our entire group went to both and it was well worth it.

I'd definitely recommend this trip to anyone who wants to have a taste of Europe, its great for deciding which places you want to come back to and explore in depth!

Review written Jul 2014

My Contiki was: fast-paced, exciting, party

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  • rpower
  • rpower
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 8 Countries
European Magic (Winter)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Fantastic return to Europe!

28 Dec 2013 - 07 Jan 2014

Having been to Europe a few times already, I had read the reviews before I signed up for this trip and knew what I was getting myself into. When you sign up for a tour that goes to so many places in such a short time frame, you have to understand that you're going to be spending a lot of time on the bus. This wasn't typically a problem, however, as we mainly used that time to catch up on some sleep we had been missing from being out the night before.

The food was mostly okay, the sites were fantastic, and the optionals were great, but what really made the trip exceptional was the people. I was a little nervous to travel alone, however I met so many people even on the first night and following days that it didn't make a difference at all.

Kristin, our tour guide, was incredibly knowledgeable about everywhere we went, and was always around to help you out if you needed her or had any questions. I ended up getting sick on our last stop and she personally took me to the pharmacy in paris and got the medicine I needed - so thank you Kristin :) (on that note, if you do get sick easily, it might be wise to pack some cold and flu pills in your bag before you go).

I would definitely recommend doing the optional Moulin rouge in paris and the sex show in Amsterdam - though it does seem kind of costly, particularly the Moulin Rouge show, pretty much our entire group went to both and it was well worth it.

I'd definitely recommend this trip to anyone who wants to have a taste of Europe, its great for deciding which places you want to come back to and explore in depth!

Review written Jul 2014

My Contiki was: fast-paced, exciting, party

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  • Tyler
  • Tyler
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 8 Countries
European Magic (Winter)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Great for first timers

29 Dec 2012 - 08 Jan 2013

I had a great time on this contiki. I was a bit leery, being my first contiki but it ended up being a life changing expirence. I was really shy and never really socialized much before this trip, and after the first day I had already made great friends and the other people on the trip made it so easy to come out and have an amazing time. Best birthday present I have ever bought myself, so I always encourage people to try Contiki. I did, and I'm glad I made that choice.

Take the step, book a trip. you wont regret it! Trust me

Review written Sep 2013

My Contiki was: fun, exciting, social

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  • Tyler
  • Tyler
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 8 Countries
European Magic (Winter)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Great for first timers

29 Dec 2012 - 08 Jan 2013

I had a great time on this contiki. I was a bit leery, being my first contiki but it ended up being a life changing expirence. I was really shy and never really socialized much before this trip, and after the first day I had already made great friends and the other people on the trip made it so easy to come out and have an amazing time. Best birthday present I have ever bought myself, so I always encourage people to try Contiki. I did, and I'm glad I made that choice.

Take the step, book a trip. you wont regret it! Trust me

Review written Sep 2013

My Contiki was: fun, exciting, social

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  • Dsince1984
  • Dsince1984
  • Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 11 Countries
European Magic (Winter)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Great people, great staff, great places but short days!

24 Nov 2011 - 04 Dec 2011

I had an amazing time on this trip. Our group was amazing, our tour manager was amazing, our driver was amazing, Europe is amazing! My only complaint is that in the winter you get less daylight and since you're trying to see so many countries in such a short time, you spend most day hours on the bus and have to explore the cities by night. Some cities are meant to be explored by night (Amsterdam, Paris etc) but some are not (like Munich). Having said that, it is cheaper and the lines to attractions are shorter and it is a special season to visit. Each city has Christmas markets and is decorated in lights. Its worth experiencing.

Review written May 2013

My Contiki was: Amazing, Not long enough, Unforgettable

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  • Dsince1984
  • Dsince1984
  • Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 11 Countries
European Magic (Winter)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Great people, great staff, great places but short days!

24 Nov 2011 - 04 Dec 2011

I had an amazing time on this trip. Our group was amazing, our tour manager was amazing, our driver was amazing, Europe is amazing! My only complaint is that in the winter you get less daylight and since you're trying to see so many countries in such a short time, you spend most day hours on the bus and have to explore the cities by night. Some cities are meant to be explored by night (Amsterdam, Paris etc) but some are not (like Munich). Having said that, it is cheaper and the lines to attractions are shorter and it is a special season to visit. Each city has Christmas markets and is decorated in lights. Its worth experiencing.

Review written May 2013

My Contiki was: Amazing, Not long enough, Unforgettable

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  • Gemma
  • Gemma
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 0 Countries
European Magic (Winter)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Euro magic

16 Mar 2013 - 24 Mar 2013

Great trip very fast but suited me, got to see so much and heaps of free time to explore. Made great friends contiki team was fantastic

Review written Apr 2013

My Contiki was: Fast, Exhilarating , Magical

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  • Gemma
  • Gemma
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 0 Countries
European Magic (Winter)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Euro magic

16 Mar 2013 - 24 Mar 2013

Great trip very fast but suited me, got to see so much and heaps of free time to explore. Made great friends contiki team was fantastic

Review written Apr 2013

My Contiki was: Fast, Exhilarating , Magical

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  • ashleigh
  • ashleigh
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 8 Countries
European Magic (Winter)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

European Winter Magic

26 Jan 2013 - 03 Feb 2013

This was the fastest, most amazing 9 days of my life. We had a great group of people and an awesome tour leader, Lisa. Words can't describe the fun we had, and all the fantastic memories we made, do this tour, you won't regret it.

Review written Feb 2013

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  • ashleigh
  • ashleigh
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 8 Countries
European Magic (Winter)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

European Winter Magic

26 Jan 2013 - 03 Feb 2013

This was the fastest, most amazing 9 days of my life. We had a great group of people and an awesome tour leader, Lisa. Words can't describe the fun we had, and all the fantastic memories we made, do this tour, you won't regret it.

Review written Feb 2013

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  • Alyssa
  • Alyssa
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 10 Countries
European Magic (Winter)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Fantastic.

29 Dec 2012 - 08 Jan 2013

This trip was absolutely phenomenal. This was my first trip outside of the United States and I was pretty apprehensive and nervous. I went with my boyfriend and best friend and none of us really knew what to expect. I loved that all the tedious details were taken care of for us, it was cool to just show up and enjoy it. Our flight was great and I really enjoyed the hotel accommodations. I wasn't really looking forward to spending so much time on a bus but I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it ended up being. The bus actually added something extra to the trip and I definitely looked forward to the long warm drives after exploring the cities in the cold all day. All the food and activities were amazing, and the other people in the tour group were as well. The best part of this trip was having all the security and care of the tour group, which was essentially a family and also having a huge amount of time to go on your own and experiance these places without a giant "tourist" sign over your head. Finally, our tour manager Jon and bus driver Szabi really made the trip worth while. They were incredibly cool, informative, and seriously dedicated to making our trip the best imaginable. I loved every minute of it, sad as hell it's over, and already planning the next one. Thanks Contiki!

Review written Jan 2013

My Contiki was: Thorough, Eye opening, Awesome

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  • Alyssa
  • Alyssa
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 10 Countries
European Magic (Winter)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Fantastic.

29 Dec 2012 - 08 Jan 2013

This trip was absolutely phenomenal. This was my first trip outside of the United States and I was pretty apprehensive and nervous. I went with my boyfriend and best friend and none of us really knew what to expect. I loved that all the tedious details were taken care of for us, it was cool to just show up and enjoy it. Our flight was great and I really enjoyed the hotel accommodations. I wasn't really looking forward to spending so much time on a bus but I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it ended up being. The bus actually added something extra to the trip and I definitely looked forward to the long warm drives after exploring the cities in the cold all day. All the food and activities were amazing, and the other people in the tour group were as well. The best part of this trip was having all the security and care of the tour group, which was essentially a family and also having a huge amount of time to go on your own and experiance these places without a giant "tourist" sign over your head. Finally, our tour manager Jon and bus driver Szabi really made the trip worth while. They were incredibly cool, informative, and seriously dedicated to making our trip the best imaginable. I loved every minute of it, sad as hell it's over, and already planning the next one. Thanks Contiki!

Review written Jan 2013

My Contiki was: Thorough, Eye opening, Awesome

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  • Anh
  • Anh
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 8 Countries
European Magic (Winter)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

A great start!

25 Dec 2012 - 04 Jan 2013

This tour is amazing! I saw many things in such short time. Our tour guide and driver are really nice!It's a fast paced trip but at the end, I have a good idea about which countries I would like to come back!I highly recommend this tour to people who want to know a little bit about Europe! Paris and Munich rock!

Review written Jan 2013

My Contiki was: Amazing, Fast-paced, Fun

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  • Anh
  • Anh
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 8 Countries
European Magic (Winter)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

A great start!

25 Dec 2012 - 04 Jan 2013

This tour is amazing! I saw many things in such short time. Our tour guide and driver are really nice!It's a fast paced trip but at the end, I have a good idea about which countries I would like to come back!I highly recommend this tour to people who want to know a little bit about Europe! Paris and Munich rock!

Review written Jan 2013

My Contiki was: Amazing, Fast-paced, Fun

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  • Yolanda
  • Yolanda
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 8 Countries
European Magic (Winter)

European Magic Tour

10 Dec 2011 - 18 Dec 2011

Even though i froze my ass off I had an amazing time, i got to meet people from all over the world and i had a blast with them. i still cant get over all the places I've been they were simply breathtaking. all this wouldn't have been special without our tour guide Emma and our bus driver Jodi :)

Review written Jan 2013

My Contiki was: ahhhh, maaaaaa, ziiiing

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  • Yolanda
  • Yolanda
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 8 Countries
European Magic (Winter)

European Magic Tour

10 Dec 2011 - 18 Dec 2011

Even though i froze my ass off I had an amazing time, i got to meet people from all over the world and i had a blast with them. i still cant get over all the places I've been they were simply breathtaking. all this wouldn't have been special without our tour guide Emma and our bus driver Jodi :)

Review written Jan 2013

My Contiki was: ahhhh, maaaaaa, ziiiing

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European Magic (Winter)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

european magic

27 Oct 2011 - 06 Nov 2011

i would recommend this to anyone that wants to have a good time. i have to warn you though, that it's a lot of time on the bus. that's the only way you can see so many places in so little time. other than the travel time on the bus, had the best time ever!

Review written Jun 2012

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European Magic (Winter)
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european magic

27 Oct 2011 - 06 Nov 2011

i would recommend this to anyone that wants to have a good time. i have to warn you though, that it's a lot of time on the bus. that's the only way you can see so many places in so little time. other than the travel time on the bus, had the best time ever!

Review written Jun 2012

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  • NicHanlon
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 0 Countries
European Magic (Winter)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A Great Taster Trip

11 Feb 2012 - 19 Feb 2012

This was a great trip, a lot of places in a short spell which meant lots of bus sleeps and I was really tired by the end but was well worth it. It gives you a great idea for places you might want to go see again!
We had an amazing pair of Tour manager and driver!! Michael Brabenec and Gustavo were such a great match and it really does matter who your tour manager is and how good they are willing to make your trip. He had great knowledge of every where we went and went out of his way to not only get to know people and party with us but also made sure that we got to see everything we wanted to while away!! WAS AWESOME!!

Review written Apr 2012

My Contiki was: Fun, Halarious, Diverse

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  • NicHanlon
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 0 Countries
European Magic (Winter)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A Great Taster Trip

11 Feb 2012 - 19 Feb 2012

This was a great trip, a lot of places in a short spell which meant lots of bus sleeps and I was really tired by the end but was well worth it. It gives you a great idea for places you might want to go see again!
We had an amazing pair of Tour manager and driver!! Michael Brabenec and Gustavo were such a great match and it really does matter who your tour manager is and how good they are willing to make your trip. He had great knowledge of every where we went and went out of his way to not only get to know people and party with us but also made sure that we got to see everything we wanted to while away!! WAS AWESOME!!

Review written Apr 2012

My Contiki was: Fun, Halarious, Diverse

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What's Included

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

Accommodation

  • 9 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with electrical outlets for charging
  • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges
  • Ferry crossings

Team

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

Food

  • 8 continental breakfasts
  • 5 three-course dinners

Inclusions

  • 5 World Heritage Sites visited
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover
  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night
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Me Time

  • Canal Cruise (1.5 hours)
  • Wine tasting
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$130
  • 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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