Why visit Europe in summer with Contiki?

Steer through the crowds

Your Trip Manager will show you the best attractions and red hot reccos...(no tourist traps here!)

It’s what we’re known for

Hitting ALL the sizzling summer gems in one trip? It’s kinda our thing.

Breaks without the broke

Going with Contiki can be up to 23% cheaper than doing it alone too (like for like, ofc).


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Europe summer tour reviews

Best experience! European Whirl ticked off all the must sees and I made friends for life. Would 110% recommend!

- Trusted Customer, European Whirl

Amazing trip and Maddy was a very knowledgeable tour guide! Would recommend Maddy as a guide as she was very caring and helpful.

- Chantelle, Best of Spain and Portugal

This trip was truly an incredible experience! The itinerary and activities were great, but our trip manager Rhi and driver G took the trip to the next level. [...]

- Lauren Mcnamara, Simply Italy

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Which month is best for Europe summer?

So, you’ve finally decided to fulfil your dream of visiting Europe in the summer? Awesome! June and July are usually the best summer months to visit Europe. You’ll get wonderful long days for all that exploring, and beautiful cosy nights to spend chilling with your friends. It doesn’t get better… 

What are the best destinations to visit in Europe during summer?

You really aren’t gonna ask us to choose, are you? Summer is when Europe is basking in all its glory. So no matter where you go, you’re guaranteed to love it. But some of our favourite destinations would be Paris, Venice, Amsterdam, Italy and Greece. And guess what? We’ve got plenty of trips visiting all of these destinations, just if you wanna check them out?

Is it worth going to Europe in the summer?

100%. Long days. Sun-kissed beaches. Beautiful boutique restaurants. Calming canal cruises. And the perfect temperature for all the other side-quests. You know we love Europe in the summer.

Do I need a visa to travel to Europe?

Your visa requirements can change according to your citizenship (and also according to the length and purpose of your visit). We always recommend that you check out our visa guide for more information.

What should I pack for a Europe summer trip?

Your passport, of course! But some other essentials would be:
Comfortable shoes: There’s gonna be a lot of walking around
Breathable clothes: To keep you fresh through the long summery days. 
Crossbody bags: To carry all your stuff when you’re licking away that gelato
Swimsuit: Because you won’t be able to resist stepping into the cool blue sea. 

How many days should I spend in Europe?

All your days. (Just kidding.) This depends what you wanna do and how much of Europe you want to experience - it's a delightfully diverse continent after all. In most cases, 2-3 weeks will give you a good amount of time to experience Europe's key cities and natural areas too. Luckily for you, we’ve got big trips, small trips, and everything in between.

Is the tap water safe to drink in Europe?

Yep. You’ll be fine drinking tap water in most of Europe. But it’s always a good idea to double check with your Trip Manager if you’re doubtful.

What is ATM access like in Europe?

You won’t have to worry about getting enough cash when you’re in Europe. Because ATMs in Europe are accessible as gelatos in Rome. Just stay wary of those sneaky ATM fees…

Is tipping customary in Europe?

Generally, tipping isn’t mandatory in Europe. And a lot of the time, service charges are included in the bill. But if you really like the food (which you will, you’re in Europe, after all) or service, leaving 5-10% is always appreciated.

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