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The one that combines Euro cool & gothic history in Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague & Vienna

Travel Style

Iconic Essentials

Take your time and explore in-detail each destination on this trip. Find out more

  • Duration

    8 days

  • Countries

    7 Countries

  • Meals

    7 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Dover, Calais, Belgium, Dresden, Kutna Hora

Top Experiences

11 included & 8 free time add-ons available to add later

  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night

    Included

    Amsterdam

  • See East Side Gallery

    Included

    Berlin

  • See Hradčany Castle and the Cathedral of St. Vitus

    Included

    Prague

  • Enjoy Amsterdam from the water on a canal cruise with an on-board bar

    EUR 30.00

    Amsterdam

  • Historical Walking Tour

    EUR 11.00

    Berlin

  • Enjoy an authentic Czech evening with traditional music, dancing & dinner

    EUR 32.00

    Prague

Eastern Rocker

11 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover
  • See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building
  • See East Side Gallery
  • See the site of Checkpoint Charlie
  • See Hradčany Castle and the Cathedral of St. Vitus
  • Visit the richly historical city of Dresden that was decimated in WW2 and then reborn
  • See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House and Frauenkirche
  • See Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock
  • Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road
  • See St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House

8 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Enjoy Amsterdam from the water on a canal cruise with an on-board bar EUR 30.00
  • 1ste Klas Dinner EUR 35.00
  • Historical Walking Tour EUR 11.00
  • Alternative Berlin (Summer Departures Only) EUR 26.00
  • Pivo and Pubs EUR 26.00
  • Explore the cobbled streets of Prague on two wheels with a city bike tour (Summer Departures Only) EUR 23.50
  • Enjoy an authentic Czech evening with traditional music, dancing & dinner EUR 32.00
  • Experience Austria’s cultural heritage with a Mozart & Strauss concert EUR 32.50

Where I'll Stay?

Learn more about the accommodation available on this trip

  • 7 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    7 nights in Hostel

    Snooze in funky hostels for 8 nights, complete with comfy beds & wifi, in same sex quad share acccomodation.

About this trip

The ultimate collision of history and modernity happen here in the arms of Eastern Europe. 8 days will jive you from London to Vienna, passing by windmill lands, gothic spires and some of the best partying cities on the European map.

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Map & Itinerary

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Nights spent per location

  1. London

  2. via via

    Dover

  3. via via

    Calais

  4. via via

    Belgium

  5. 2 2 nights

    Amsterdam

  6. 2 2 nights

    Berlin

  7. via via

    Dresden

  8. 2 2 nights

    Prague

  9. via via

    Kutna Hora

  10. 1 1 night

    Vienna

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DAY 1 - London to Amsterdam

London

8 days of heart pounding adventure kick off today. Meet up with your Contiki posse & share notes on London town before hitting the road to Amsterdam.

Dover

Shortly before we find our ferry for France, we'll be taking in the English coastline beauty of the White Cliffs of Dover. They owe their gorgeousness to their composition of chalk - you're learning and we haven't even left the UK!

Calais

Off the ferry we arrive in the port town of Calais - French soil! We travel north via Belgium before reaching ... Amsterdam!

Belgium

Cross off another country off your list as you cruise through Belgium on your way to Amsterdam.

Amsterdam

Tonight, the famed for fun Amsterdam is ours to explore. An undisguised Red Light District & plenty of bars are there for the curious. 

Stay

Via Amsterdam Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night

  • See the White Cliffs of Dover

DAY 2 - Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is cute as a button & sure to win your heart with its canals, obscure museums & a café culture like no other. This afternoon use your time to get local, bar hop, museum crawl, and see what other tastes take your fancy, this town is famous for pancakes, frites and so much more. 

Stay

Via Amsterdam Hostel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Enjoy Amsterdam from the water on a canal cruise with an on-board bar

    EUR 30.00

  • Feast on a traditional Dutch dinner inside a historic building

    EUR 35.00

DAY 3 - Amsterdam to Berlin

Amsterdam

Out of Amsterdam, onto the autobahn and on the fast-track to uber-cool Berlin. That's on today's agenda. 

Berlin

On the world map of cool party vibes, Berlin has a gold star. We've got two nights to explore every inch of this amazing city, and we'll kick it off with a bit of history into the city and its troubled and interesting past. Once we arrive your Trip Manager can point you in the right direction to go and see the sights.

Stay

Plus Berlin Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building

  • See East Side Gallery

DAY 4 - Berlin

Berlin

Get into the mood of exploration. Berlin has so much to offer the hungry traveller, from the obvious icons like Checkpoint Charlie to all the obscurities tucked away in the side streets. Spend the day lapping up history, scouting the Berlin Wall and dialing up your intellect at sites like the Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building. That way you can let loose a little in the evening without a hint of remorse. 

Stay

Plus Berlin Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the site of Checkpoint Charlie

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Discover Berlin's tumultuous past on a historical walking tour including the site of Hitler's bunker

    EUR 11.00

  • Take an alternative walking tour and uncover a different side to Berlin (Summer Departures Only)

    EUR 26.00

DAY 5 - Berlin to Prague via Dresden

Berlin

"More city hangs" you'll all scream in unison as we motor out of Berlin, high on life & still wanting more. Since you asked so nicely, let us present you with Prague, the darling of Europe. 

Dresden

A drive from Berlin to Prague would not be complete without stopping in Dresden. Destroyed by World War II, the rebuilt town is now a symbol of resilience, soaked in the rebirthed beauty of an Opera house, the domed Frauenkirche, & the Royal Residence.

Prague

On arrival in the compact & lovable city of Prague, we'll get out and go exploring, seeing castles and cathedrals and learning of Bohemia Kings and gothic history.

Stay

Plus Prague Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Hradčany Castle and the Cathedral of St. Vitus

  • Visit the richly historical city of Dresden that was decimated in WW2 and then reborn

  • See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House and Frauenkirche

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Pivo and Pubs

    EUR 26.00

DAY 6 - Prague

Prague

With a full day to loiter, expect an entire photo album of Gothic architecture, market antics & you cheers-ing cheap beer; not to mention life! 

Prague

Tonight, you could see yourself spending the evening indulging in traditional Czech cuisine while admiring the local folklore dancers as the sun goes down on the 'City of a Thousand Spires'.

Stay

Plus Prague Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Explore the cobbled streets of Prague on two wheels with a city bike tour (Summer Only)

    EUR 23.50

  • Enjoy an authentic Czech evening with traditional music, dancing & dinner

    EUR 32.00

DAY 7 - Prague to Vienna via Kutna Hora

Prague

Today we exchange the Czech Republic for Austria, waving goodbye to pretty Prague knowing that cultured Vienna is coming right up. 

Kutna Hora

Before Vienna we'll be stopping in the Bohemian city of Kutna Hora, remembering that Bohemia is the name of the place and not a nod to the fashion sense of the people that live there. Make the local Sedlec Ossuary chapel a high priority, it's decked out and furnished in the bones of over 40,000 ... humans. Eeep!

Vienna

Austria, we have arrived! And we're ready to get straight into your musical legacy. Put your name next to the optional classical night out in one of the city’s imperial palaces, you will not regret it.

Stay

A&O Vienna Hauptbahnhof (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Experience Austria’s cultural heritage with a Mozart & Strauss concert

    EUR 32.50

DAY 8 - Depart Vienna

Vienna

Let's delay the inevitable goodbyes as long as we can. Enjoying a leisurely breakfast and taking some time to continue exploring Vienna should do the trick. Then at about lunch time things will start wrapping up - we'll talk shock about how much we've done in just over a week, and wish to the travel gods we could do it all again - 8 times over.  

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road

  • See St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What documents do I need to travel?

Dependent on where you’re travelling and your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter into certain countries - please check this well in advance of your trip departure date. The majority of our Europe trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries - e.g. Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada - can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. For non-Schengen countries, you may be able to obtain a visa upon arrival, depending on your nationality. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

IMPORTANT
1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged.
2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part or all of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience.
3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent or local consular services before you leave home.
4. Contiki will provide you with visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our European trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) to be stored in the hold & one small day bag to take on board. Your day bag should be a backpack, duffel bag or satchel only (no small luggage cases or suitcases with wheels on board the coach).

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in Europe. They know their way around better than google maps & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen European destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot


In all areas of the service industry in Europe, from restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis, it is common practice to tip if you feel that the service received has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around 2 Euros per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is completely up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

Yes! Our fleet of modern, sleek coaches are kitted out with WiFi in all places except Greece, as are most hotels & hostels across the continent, so you’ll always be able to effortlessly get online and update everyone back home about your incredible adventure.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From street tours that support local residents, refugees and the vulnerably housed, to dining experiences that support local farmers, our consciouc travel experiences let you see things from a different perspective. Find out more at https://www.contiki.com/uk/en/about/contiki-cares.

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Our great deals and offers are only in market for a limited time are subject to pay in full deadlines. If you cannot pay in full by the specified date shown alongside the offer/deal you can still  lock in the trip date of your choice at our Standard Price where normal payment terms of pay in full 45 days prior to your trip departing apply.  Visit the deals page for the full terms & conditions. Discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip).