You will visit: Italy, Greece, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)
If you like fun in the sun, this tour is for you! Start off in the 'Eternal City' of Rome before heading over to Greece for 4 amazing days on the island of Corfu. Cruise up the Adriatic for a taste of Italy in Venice, then roll through the Alps in Austria, Germany and Switzerland before finishing with a bang in Amsterdam. What better way to see the world than the original Contiki way - just you, a bunch of new friends, a tent and a taste for adventure!
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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.
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.
Meet up with your Contiki team & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner.
From Naples, it’s a boat ride to the main marina of the Isle of Capri. Soak up the views and head off with some friends into the cute, white-washed villages where you could try out the region’s sweet lemon liqueur, limoncello.
Set on sheer slopes, Sorrento doles up sweeping views over the Bay of Naples. There’s free time tonight to explore Sorrento’s web of narrow streets. Find a little local restaurant where you can eat Italian-style, right in the heart of this knock-out location.
- Day trip by boat to the Isle of Capri
- Scenic drive along the coast
Then there’s time to chill out on the coach, crossing through the rugged landscapes of southern Italy, before boarding the overnight ferry to Greece. Check out the amazing 360 degree views from the deck!
- Scenic drive along the coast
- Pompeii Guided Walking Tour Euro 22.00
Corfu is all that’s great about Greek island living and with our fantastic campsite location, you only have to walk down a short pathway to get to the beach. You’ll immediately find yourself on “local time”, browsing the markets of the UNESCO World Heritage listed old town and bargaining with the laid-back locals.
Jump on board the Captains Cruise optional with a bunch friends for a fun day out on the water. It will give you another angle on idyllic Corfu. Work up an appetite swimming in the secluded spots and then feast on a lunch of olives, salad, cheeses, fresh bread and dips.
Corfu also gives you the chance to dive into action with a selection of water sports, like parasailing, banana-boating and waterskiing. Otherwise hire a car for a deeper look into Corfu and venture across the island to explore some beautiful, remote beaches.
- See the Venetian fortress in Corfu's old town
- Captains Cruise of Corfu Euro 36.00
- Ionian Dinner Experience Euro 33.00
- Water sports Corfu From Euro 18.00 - 50.00
- Car Hire Euro 65 - 200
- Tour t-shirts From Euro 20.00 - 30.00
Soak up the last rays in Corfu today, take a dip, or follow your
nose to a local spot and try some of the islands traditional dishes like Bourou-Bourou (vegetable and pasta soup), Sofrido (fried beef in white wine sauce) or for those with a sweet tooth, some sikomaitha - dig into some fried fig cakes! For historical buffs you could take to the streets, explore the Old Fort or hit shops found here before boarding the boat and cruising the Adriatic Sea to Venice overnight.
Relax and enjoy the boat today - sit with a book, hang with your mates and relax, before heading on to one of Europe's most iconic cities, packed with canals, gondolas and good times, it's got to be Venice!
Venice is packed with character - crammed with hidden lanes and linked by a network of canals.
The group travels on our private boat through the waters of the lagoon to visit the city’s historical heart. The limestone Bridge of Sighs, the Gothic arches of the Doge's Palace and the expanse of St. Mark’s Square (pigeons and all!) show off Venice’s unique beauty and way of life.
Take some time to explore the floating city and lose yourself in the backstreets. There’s an optional walking tour where you can discover the labyrinth of interweaving lanes, waterways, palaces, piazzi and markets with our Local Guide. You’ll see historic monuments, hidden treasures and the Rialto market - a local favourite for food shopping.
Maybe grab a table on St. Mark’s Square and eat some delicious Italian food al fresco.
Cap off the day with an optional gondola ride & share this amazing experience with your friends - seeing Venice from on the water is unforgettable!
- Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice
- See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square
- See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas
- Venice walking tour Euro 11.00
- Gondola ride Euro 22.00
Chill out on the coach as we make our way through the mighty Dolomites and cruise pass typical Austrian villages, complete with wooden chalets and green mountain fields.
Next stop is the cultural hub of Vienna. Tonight, we’ll head to the city’s famous amusement park, Prater, for a fun night of Ferris wheels, ghost trains and over 200 attractions.
- Visit Vienna's Prater fun park
Your Tour Manager starts the day by introducing the group to the city’s historical heritage. There’s the imperial grandeur of Schönbrunn Palace, the elegantly ornate State Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral – a Gothic masterpiece. Cruise down Kärntner Strasse, Vienna’s main shopping spot and buy some traditional ceramics and materials for gifts back home.
There’s free time to check out the magnificent squares and majestic palaces or the city’s art galleries. Take a break in a coffee house like the locals do, chill out in Vienna’s manicured gardens or wander along the Danube River.
Get schnaps savvy with a behind-the-scenes look into this local liqueuer’s production in an optional excursion to the Old Vienna Schnaps Museum. Later, there’s a chance to experience Vienna’s musical legacy with a Mozart and Strauss concert in one of the city’s imperial palaces.
- See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House
- Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road
- Old Vienna Schnaps Museum Euro 7.00
- Mozart & Strauss concert Euro 30.00
Today it's off to the home of the world-famous Oktoberfest, Munich - a city that blends traditional Bavarian culture and a modern lifestyle.
Later why not give an optional bike tour a go and get off the beaten track and onto Munich’s side streets with our Local Guide.
- See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz
- Mike's Bikes Tour Euro 20.00
Today, travel past the stony cliffs of Liechtenstein, into the capital, Vaduz, where you can grab some lunch and in enjoy it in the shadow of the Royal Family’s 12th century castle.
Next stop: 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 Tour Manager can give you pointers on where to pick up the best-priced watches Switzerland is so famous for.
Tonight, we head to the Alpine heights of Lauterbrunnen and stay in a typically Swiss region, complete with chalets.
- Visit the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz
- See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
- Scenic Alpine drive
It’s a change of pace among Switzerland’s massive Alps. Take in the amazing views from the campsite.
Opt to visit Jungfrau Mountain, head up the sheer slopes of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site on a cog rail to Europe’s highest railway station, and step out onto the “roof” of Europe for spine-tingling views.
- Jungfrau Mountain visit Euro 136.00
Over the border and into Germany, we head to the university town of Heidelberg. Wander around, grab a late lunch and check out its famous Baroque church. With free time this afternoon, you could relax at one of Heidelberg’s pubs with some friends or climb the Gothic church’s spire for great views over this pretty town.
Tonight, get out and about and experience a bit of the local student lifestyle.
- See Heidelberg's medieval castle
The coach follows the Rhine River, weaving through valleys dotted with castles and vineyards.
Next stop - the pretty, old-world village of St. Goar, complete with fairy tale castle and even a free-hanging cuckoo clock! Learn about local know-how and get savvy on the craft of beer steins.
Head into the buzzing capital of Amsterdam and check out the eye-opening Red Light District, where the creative and the wacky come together on narrow cobbled streets, 24/7.
- Visit the riverside town St. Goar
- Learn how beer steins are crafted
- See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night
Kick start the morning with an optional bike ride and cruise into the countryside, where you can bike around like the laid back locals, past working windmills, in the world-famous cheese village of Edam. In an intro into Dutch culture, see how clogs are made and try some of the famous Dutch Edam at a cheese farm.
There’s free time this afternoon to experience Amsterdam’s coffee shops, museums and quirky, cool boutiques. Wander along the canals and past gabled houses.
Tonight, say farewell to your newly formed family of friends with a final dinner in Amsterdam. Enjoy a laugh, a glass of wine and reminisce together.
Afterwards make your way into town to enjoy the wonderful night life of this unique city.
- Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house
- Bike ride Euro 5.00
- Sea Palace Dinner Euro 31.50
This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Schiphol Airport (estimated arrival 10:00am) where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay.
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