Europe is easily one of the most diverse regions of the world. With over 40 countries linked together on the second smallest continent in the world, the variety and range of cultures and experiences Europe provides is simply second to none. With over 60 itineraries as well as custom and charter tour, Contiki's Europe provides something for every traveller, adventurer, vacationer or holiday maker.

  • Country information
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      Capital

      Currency

      Language

      United Kingdom

      London

      British Pound (GBP)

      English

      Ireland

      Dublin

      Euro (EUR)

      English, Gaelic

      France

      Paris

      Euro (EUR)

      French

      Germany

      Berlin

      Euro (EUR)

      German

      Spain

      Madrid

      Euro (EUR)

      Spanish

      Italy

      Rome

      Euro (EUR)

      Italian

      Vatican City

      Vatican City

      Euro (EUR)

      Italian

      Netherlands

      Amsterdam

      Euro (EUR)

      Dutch

      Belgium

      Brussels

      Euro (EUR)

      Dutch, French

      Switzerland

      Bern

      Swiss Franc (CHF)

      French, German

      Austria

      Vienna

      Euro (EUR)

      German

      Greece

      Athens

      Euro (EUR)

      Greek

      Monaco

      Monte Carlo

      Euro (EUR)

      French

      Norway

      Oslo

      Euro (EUR)

      Norwegian

      Sweden

      Stockholm

      Swedish Krona (SEK)

      Swedish

      Denmark

      Copenhagen

      Danish Krone (DKK)

      Danish

      Finland

      Helsinki

      Euro (EUR)

      Finnish

      Poland

      Warsaw

      Polish Zloty (PLN)

      Polish

      Belarus

      Minsk

      Belarusian Ruble (BYR)

      Belarusian, Russian

      Czech Republic

      Prague

      Czech Koruna (CZK)

      Czech

      Russia

      Moscow

      Ruble (RUB)

      Russian

      Slovakia

      Bratislava

      Euro (EUR)

      Slovak

      Turkey

      Istanbul

      Turkish Lira (TRY)

      Turkish

      Egypt

      Cairo

      Egyptian Pound (EGP)

      Arabic

      Albania

      Tirana

      Lek (ALL)

      Albanian

      Macedonia

      Skopje

      Macedonian Denar (MKD)

      Macedonian

      Serbia

      Belgrade

      Serbian Dinar (RSD)

      Serbian

      Bulgaria

      Sofia

      Lev (BGN)

      Bulgarian

      Bosnia Herzagovina

      Sarajevo

      Convertible Mark (BAM)

      Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian

      Croatia

      Zagreb

      Kuna (HRK)

      Croatian

      Hungary

      Budapest

      Forint (HUF)

      Hungarian

      Montenegro

      Podgorica

      EURO (EUR)

      Montenegrin, Serbian

  • Sights and attractions
    • Europe has a phenomenal amount to see. Get your art fix at the Louvre in Paris, or the Academia in Rome, or get your adrenaline pumping with the outdoor activities available in the Austrian Tyrol. Step back in time in Ancient Rome and Greece, or lie on a beach along the stunning Mediterranean Coast. Check out a list of some of the most popular sights and attractions in Europe here.
    • Check out more information on Contiki's Food and Fashion Experience.
  • What to pack
      • Summer
        • Keep in mind this is not a definitive list – everyone has individual fashion tastes, preferences, opinions, and styles in terms of what they want to wear and bring along! This is meant to be a good guide to help you in packing for your European vacation.

          Clothes
          • 1 rainproof jacket/small umbrella
          • 2 or 3 shorts/skirts
          • 1 thick sweater
          • 1 or 2 Swimwear and beach towel
          • 1 or 2 pairs of jeans
          • 2 or 3 T-shirts
          • Underwear
          • Socks
          • 2 or 3 casual shirts
          • Trousers
          • Dresses
          • 1 set of nice clothes (eg going out dress, tie, blazer, jacket or suit for evenings out on tour)

          Shoes
          • Comfortable walking shoes
          • Thongs/flipflops/sandals
          • 'Going out' shoes

          Toiletries
          • Toiletry bag and contents
          • Aspirins/medications
          • Suntan lotion
          • Handkerchiefs/tissues
          • Insect repellent

          Miscellaneous
          • Travel Clock
          • Sunglasses
          • Plastic bags
          • Washing powder
          • Sewing kit
          • Pens and writing materials
          • Rechargeable phone card
          Power adapters
          Day bag
          Overnight bag

          Label your suitcase inside and out with your name and your home address and perhaps attach a sticker, ribbon, patch or other unique identifier to your luggage to make it easier to spot.

          Carry a copy of your passport, visas, travel and other important documents as well as your travellers cheque numbers (if you use them) with you in your luggage. You should also leave a copy of all this information at home with someone trusted and contactable while you are away.
          Don't pack your travel documents and passport in your luggage, rather take it with you in your carry luggage.

          Remember to bring more than enough of any medication you might need along with you and carry prescriptions for any medications that you carry with you.

          Camping and Concept/Budget Tours

          If you are traveling on a Camping or Concept/Budget Tour you should also pack:
          • Towel – perhaps a quick dry towel if you like to shower on the departure mornings so you won't have to pack a wet towel in your luggage
          Sleeping bag
          • Toilet tissue
          • Flashlight Laundry Facilities Information regarding Laundry Facilities as you travel through Europe.
      • Winter
        • The following is a suggested packing list for a Contiki winter tour to Europe. People are individuals though and often have personal preferences and opinions as to what to bring. The following then is not a definitive list, but should give you a good guide as to what you should pack for your European winter tour.

          Clothes
          • 1 rainproof jacket/small umbrella
          • 1 or 2 shorts/skirts
          • 1 thick sweater
          • 1 swimwear (some hotels may have pools)
          • 2 or 3 pairs of jeans
          • 2 or 3 T-shirts
          • Underwear (lots)
          • Socks (lots)
          • 2 or 3 casual shirts
          • Trousers
          • Dresses
          • 1 set of smart clothes (eg tie, blazer, jacket or suit for evenings out while on tour)
          • 1 thick, warm jacket
          • scarf, gloves and warm winter hat

          Shoes
          • Comfortable walking shoes – waterproof if possible – snow is cold and wet
          • Thongs/flipflops/sandals
          • 'Going out' shoes

          Toiletries
          • Toiletry bag
          • Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Deodorant
          • Make up, moisturizers and hair products
          • Suntan lotion – just because it's cold doesn't mean there is no sun
          • Handkerchiefs/tissues
          • Insect repellent
          • Lip balm

          Miscellaneous
          • Travel Clock
          • Sunglasses
          • Plastic bags
          • Washing powder
          • Sewing kit
          • Aspirins/medications
          • Pens and writing materials
          • Rechargeable phone card
          Power adapters
          Day bag
          Overnight bag

          Label your suitcase inside and out with your name and your home address and perhaps attach a sticker, ribbon, patch or other unique identifier to your luggage to make it easier to spot.

          Carry a copy of your passport, visas, travel and other important documents as well as your travellers cheque numbers (if you use them) with you in your luggage. You should also leave a copy of all this information at home with someone trusted and contactable while you are away.

          Don't pack your travel documents and passport in your luggage, rather take it with you in your carry luggage.

          Remember to bring more than enough of any medication you might need along with you and carry prescriptions for any medications that you carry with you.

          Laundry Facilities
          Information regarding Laundry Facilities as you travel through Europe.
  • Getting around
    • For information on getting from the airport to city centres and/or our hotels, check out our getting places article.

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