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The one that gives you 17 European countries, 37 days, and countless bucket list firsts

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  • Duration

    37 days

  • Countries

    17 Countries

  • Meals

    36 Breakfasts, 1 Picnic Lunch, 13 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach + Ferry

  • Group Size

    Average 37 people

  • Team

    Experienced Trip Manager & Driver Team and Local Guides

London, Paris, Swiss Alps, Beaujolais, Barcelona, French Riviera, Venice, Florence, Rome, Overnight Adriatic Ferry, Athens, Mykonos, Meteora, Tirana, Dubrovnik, Sarajevo, Plitvice, Ljubljana, Austrian Tyrol, Munich, Rhine Valley, Amsterdam, Dover, Calais, Arles, Monaco, Verona, Vatican City, Pompeii, Patras, Corinth Canal, Budva, Lake Bled, Dachau, Edam, Belgium

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About this trip

Just how much of Europe can be conquered in just under 6 weeks? Pretty much all of it according to the European Adventurer. This trapeze through 17 countries will see you cross borders by ferry, picnic in French vineyards, visit crumbling heritage towns in Croatia & party in Amsterdam. Not a precious second will be wasted. 

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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. 2 2 nights

    Paris

  5. 2 2 nights

    Swiss Alps

  6. 2 2 nights

    Beaujolais

  7. 2 2 nights

    Barcelona

  8. via via

    Arles

  9. 2 2 nights

    French Riviera

  10. via via

    Monaco

  11. via via

    Verona

  12. 2 2 nights

    Venice

  13. 1 1 night

    Florence

  14. 2 2 nights

    Rome

  15. via via

    Vatican City

  16. via via

    Pompeii

  17. 1 1 night

    Overnight Adriatic Ferry

  18. via via

    Patras

  19. via via

    Corinth Canal

  20. 1 1 night

    Athens

  21. 3 3 nights

    Mykonos

  22. 1 1 night

    Athens

  23. 1 1 night

    Meteora

  24. 1 1 night

    Tirana

  25. via via

    Budva

  26. 2 2 nights

    Dubrovnik

  27. 2 2 nights

    Sarajevo

  28. 1 1 night

    Plitvice

  29. 2 2 nights

    Ljubljana

  30. via via

    Lake Bled

  31. 2 2 nights

    Austrian Tyrol

  32. 1 1 night

    Munich

  33. via via

    Dachau

  34. 1 1 night

    Rhine Valley

  35. via via

    Edam

  36. 2 2 nights

    Amsterdam

  37. via via

    Belgium

  38. via via

    Calais

  39. via via

    Dover

  40. London

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DAY 1 - London to Paris

London

Welcome to the first day of the best trip of your life - we're calling it early! After a few pleasantries in London we'll get the show on the road with Paris in our sights. 

Dover

A few hours in and your jaws are on the floor already. These chalk cliffs that edge the English coastline are known as the White Cliffs of Dover, the first of many natural beauties we'll see on our trip.

Calais

After we ferry across the English Channel for France we'll arrive in Calais, where we will take in the history of World War I battlefields in the Valley of the Somme. 

Paris

We'll kick off our trip as we arrive in the glittering city of love, Paris. It's straight down to business with a tour of the city lit up by those famous lights. Then, we'll bond with our Contiki fam with a delicious included dinner. The French are proud of their culinary culture for a reason.

Stay

Ibis Budget Porte de Bagnolet (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral

  • Take a dreamy nighttime tour of the 'city of lights', Paris

  • See the White Cliffs of Dover

DAY 2 - Paris

Paris

Today's the day to stroll the beautiful streets of Paris, with plenty of time to lust over designer haute couture or French vintage stores, admire the Notre Dame Cathedral, order coffee and crêpes, or get artsy at the many museums of the Louvre. Tonight, foodies will have the chance to eat a Parisian feast in Montmartre, surrounded by cobbled lanes, village-esque cafes, street artists and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. Otherwise, this is your night to sign up for an iconic Parisian cabaret show. Either option will give you the perfect way to make it one to remember!

Stay

Ibis Budget Porte de Bagnolet (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Eat a Parisian feast in the oh-so-chic district of Montmartre

    EUR 38.00

  • Watch a succession of performers whirl by as you sip champagne at a Parisian Cabaret Show

    EUR 82.00

DAY 3 - Paris to Swiss Alps

Paris

Out with the city life, in with the fresh mountain air. On leaving Paris we’ll coast through the pretty wine producing region of Burgundy before crossing the border to Switzerland.

Swiss Alps

With magical views unfolding outside our windows we'll find ourselves in Switzerland, ready for two nights at our accommodation in the heart of this traditional resort town. This place comes to life as the sun sets, so tonight we'll have a chance to check out the local nightlife and foodie scene, as well as load up on Swiss chocolate.

Stay

Schützenbach (Or similar)

DAY 4 - Swiss Alps

Swiss Alps

Open the window of your room and drink in the incredible view. Today you’re free to explore this classic European adventure town. Feeling extra adventurous? Those who are brave enough can sign up for a high ropes course in the treetops, or take a canyon swing for breath-taking views.

Stay

Schützenbach (Or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Swing through the treetops on an adventure high ropes course in the Swiss Alps

    EUR 37.00

  • Journey to the 'top of the world' as you take a cog train up Jungfrau Mountain in the Swiss Alps

    EUR 150.00

DAY 5 - Swiss Alps to Beaujolais

Swiss Alps

Out with the altitude, into France for a brand new day and a brand new country.

Beaujolais

Rolling into the Beaujolais region of France amidst vineyards, we'll arrive at Contiki’s very own 16th century Château. This might just be our most decadent accommodation yet, complete with newly-renovated bedrooms & bathrooms, an on-site nightclub, artwork in every room, a games room, and a powder room for makeup and hair. And we haven't even shown you the pool or the gardens yet! Tonight we'll start off with an included dinner and wine tasting here at the Château, because, when in France...

Stay

Contiki Chateau

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Special stay: Contiki's XVI century Chateau

  • Wine tasting at Contiki's Château

  • Enjoy an included dinner using fresh local produce prepared by Contiki Chefs

DAY 6 - Beaujolais Wine Region

Beaujolais

Pinch yourself, this is another day at the Château & another chance to live your best French countryside life with a full day here in Beaujolais. Rise & shine with optional sunrise yoga on the sprawling lawn of the Château's gardens, relax in the courtyard with a coffee & croissant, or loll about poolside in our castle-like setting. Our highlight today is a picnic in the picturesque gardens. Cue panoramic views & red wine.

Stay

Contiki Chateau

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Enjoy a French picnic in the beautiful countryside of the Beaujolais wine region

  • Find your morning zen with some morning yoga on the lawns of our exclusive 16th century Chateau

DAY 7 - Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona

Beaujolais

Bye-bye Beaujolais! And hello Barcelona. The Pyrénées mountains will keep our eyes satisfied today as we roll across the border for Spain's most lively city. Each day as sweet as the last.

Barcelona

Well would you look at that for timing, we've pulled into Barcelona just on sangria o'clock. Fate, you've done it again! Tapas and a night exploring the city should have us in the Spanish mood before we know it.

Stay

Urbany Hostels - Meridiana or GO (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Gaudi's Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex

  • Explore Barcelona's Gothic beauty on a walking tour including Las Ramblas

DAY 8 - Barcelona

Barcelona

Cobbled lanes of the Gothic Quarter, Montjuic hilltop vistas, & wild Spanish architecture will season our day to perfection. There's plenty of free time to roam free or take a dip in the Mediterranean sea, just don't tire yourself out - chances are you'll want to partake in the evening of Flamenco fun.

Stay

Urbany Hostels - Meridiana or GO (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Experience the passion of a flamenco show then top off the evening with some tapas

    EUR 50.00

DAY 9 - Barcelona to The Riviera via Arles

Barcelona

As smitten as we are by Barcelona, we have more of Europe to conquer. Much, much more...

Arles

After a dreamy drive across the border into France through landscapes of lavender, sunflowers and wild herbs, we'll arrive at our lunch break town of Arles. Here we will get a peek at an ancient Roman Arena and at a typical provincial French town.

French Riviera

You're not a real celebrity until you've frolicked on the French Riviera, and who are we to keep you off the A-List? Sapphire waters & endless glamour as we roll through this glitzy coastline.

Stay

Beach Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit the historic city of Arles, famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh

DAY 10 - French Riviera including Moncao

French Riviera

Missing an opportunity to see this part of the world up close and personal would be criminal. Speaking of things you shouldn't miss, this region is famous for lavender honey, aioli & rosé wine; all 3 in one meal should be your mission.

Monaco

A night in glamorous Monaco should complete your day slash life. Don a fancy necklace and pop a plum in your mouth - we're about to embark on the lifestyle of the rich and the famous. 

French Riviera

After a night on the blackjack table it's back to the coast and to bed, the next part of the adventure starts tomorrow. 

Stay

Beach Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur

  • See the Royal Palace in Monaco and the Monte Carlo casino

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Ride bikes through the old town of Nice and soak up the history

    EUR 25.00

DAY 11 - French Riviera to Venice via Verona

French Riviera

Today we say our farewells to the French Riviera and take our first jaunt into Italy. Pizza, pasta, & charming locals are about to warm us from the inside out.

Verona

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, a posse of travellers, all alike in excitement, check out the place that inspired Romeo & Juliet. We'll also check out the Roman Arena where other love stories were told.

Venice

The floating city of gondolas, canals and pretty bridges - what a splendid way to commence our Italian love affair. Rest up tonight, you'll want to be alert for tomorrow's magical agenda. 

Stay

A&O Mestre (or similar)

DAY 12 - Venice

Venice

Wake-up sleeping beauties! Venice is yours for the entirety of this glorious Italian day. We'll be jumping aboard our own private boat and hitting the canals en route to the historical heart of the city. A guided walking tour and a gondola ride are up for grabs, or you can always choose to get lost on your own and see where the maze takes you.

Stay

A&O Mestre (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take a traditional Motoscafo across the iconic lagoon to the island of Venice

  • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square

  • See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional Gondola

    EUR 23.00

  • Cruise to the UNESCO-listed island of Burano followed by a sumptuous dinner

    EUR 44.00

DAY 13 - Venice to Florence

Venice

Farewell floating city, but Italy, we're not done with you yet, our next destination Florence is just around the corner.  

Florence

Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is more proof that Italy has so many great places packed into one small region. Here you’ll be free to drift along the River Arno, get into the Tuscan vibes with a drop of Chianti wine, visit the markets and taste the local gelato, and admire the beauty of the city and its magnificent Duomo Cathedral. Take it all in! Tonight you’ll have the chance to sign up for a delicious Tuscan dinner, visit the historic Red Garter bar or enjoy a free evening.

Stay

7 Santi Hostel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Share a family-style dinner with an aperitivo and enjoy live local music as you sip local Chianti wine in the Tuscan Hill

    EUR 46.00

DAY 14 - Florence to Rome

Florence

This morning is the perfect balance of guided local wisdom and free time to roam. First we'll uncover the beautiful art of traditional leatherwork, then you’re free to make the most of your final hours in Florence. Finally with a heartfelt ‘ciao’ to Florence, we’re bound for the epicentre of Italy: the Eternal City of Rome.

Rome

After we drift through the rustic Tuscan hillsides of cypress trees and glowing fields, we'll be back city side in the Italian capital of Rome. Starting with a city walking tour, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona are just some of the icons we'll be casting our eyes upon before the sun sets.

Stay

Hostel Trustever/ Hello Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration

  • Peel back the layers of Rome's history on a city walking tour including the Trevi Fountain

DAY 15 - Rome

Rome

Rome wasn't built in a day but we sure can try and see it all in one day!

Vatican City

When in Rome...take an optional guided tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Religious or not, the Vatican's Italian Renaissance church will send shivers down your spine.

Rome

Snap pink azaleas by the Colosseum, throw coins in fountains and sip espresso in a pretty street watching Italian life float by.

Stay

Hostel Trustever/ Hello Hostel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum

    EUR 41.00

  • Locally guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica and the art of the Vatican Museums

    EUR 41.00

DAY 16 - Rome to Overnight Adriatic Ferry via Pompeii

Rome

As completely satisfied as we already are with our Italian odyssey, we have one more stop before we're a walking talking guidebook on this beautiful boot. Goodbye Rome, hello Pompeii.

Pompeii

Once a totally vibing hang-out of the Romans, Pompeii is now an archaeological site showing remains of what was destroyed in the year...wait for it...79AD. The saying "stepping back in time" is about to take on a whole new meaning.

Overnight Adriatic Ferry

Although we don't arrive in Athens tonight, it's in our sight! Drift off to sleep to the sway of our boat knowing tomorrow you'll wake in a brand new country.

Stay

Overnight ferry

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Mount Vesuvius

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii

    EUR 24.50

DAY 17 - Overnight Adriatic Ferry to Athens via Patras and Corinth Canal

Overnight Adriatic Ferry

Full steam ahead this morning, our course is set for Athens via the Corinth Canal.

Patras

Oh hello there...we're pulling up in Greece! The awe of this country's mainland will begin shortly after our arrival as we catch a glimpse of Corinth Canal. This man-made passageway squeezes boats through it's path, sandwiched by two steep cliffs and sitting over gloriously blue ocean.

Corinth Canal

The awe of Greece's mainland will begin shortly as we catch a glimpse of Corinth Canal. This man-made passageway squeezes boats through it's path, sandwiched by two steep cliffs and sitting over glorious blue ocean. Docking here, we’ll make tracks overland for Athens.

Athens

A collage of ancient wonders & modern magnificence, the allure of Athens is hard to resist. We'll jump straight in with a sightseeing tour of Athens. Our Local Guide will escort us through the history of the city visiting the Parthenon & Acropolis, followed by a visit to the first & original 'modern' (read: 1896) Olympic stadium.

Stay

Dorian Inn (or similar)

DAY 18 - Athens to Mykonos

Athens

A time capsule of life before us, Athens will leave you stunned from sun up 'til sun down. We will drive around the city to see old temples, the first modern Olympic Stadium and of course the gem in Athens crown, the Acropolis. With more than 3000 years of history, this place is #throwback central and the best place for learning about the birthplace of democracy. See, just like we told you. Our time in Athens was amazing and well worth delaying our island time for. But delay it further? We shall not...

Mykonos

Let's do this! 3 nights on the island of Mykonos, how did we get so lucky? Even the boat ride across the Aegean will have you awe struck and in love.

Stay

Paradise Beach Resort (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Locally guided tour of the awe-inspiring Ancient Greek monuments including entry to the Acropolis and Parthenon

  • See the first modern Olympic Stadium

DAY 19 - Mykonos

Mykonos

Windmills; cafes overflowing with olives, feta and tzatziki; storybook streets - and that's before you've even taken a dip in the ocean! Explore with the crew, take up a few optionals, or simply waste the day away as you please. 

Stay

Paradise Beach Resort (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the traditional Cycladic buildings of Mykonos town

  • See the famous windmills

  • Visit Paradise Beach

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Explore the cobbled streets of Mykonos town by night with a locally guided walking tour

    EUR 30.00

  • Take a private cruise along the southern coast of Mykonos with swim stops and a picnic

    EUR 50.00

DAY 20 - Mykonos

Mykonos

Remember when you first looked at our itinerary and wondered if 3-nights in Mykonos would be too much? LOL! What a joke those feels are now. It's our final full day here and we all wish it would last for 3-months. Do any daredevil things you've been putting off or give yourself a day to relax if you've been giving it a nudge since we first arrived.

Stay

Paradise Beach Resort (or similar)

DAY 21 - Mykonos to Athens

Mykonos

Wave goodbye to the picture perfect Mykonos, it's time to cruise across the Aegean to Athens and continue our adventure across the best spots in Europe. 

Athens

Loaded up on sunshine, we'll rejoin the rest of the crew on the mainland as we cruise back into Athens today. We'll reconnect over a free evening tonight and swap stories of our Greek Island escapades.

Stay

Dorian Inn (or similar)

DAY 22 - Athens to Meteora

Athens

Back on the coach and bound for the border, we have one more stop to complete before we say goodbye to Greece.

Meteora

Here in Meteora, we'll be greeted by the spectacular site of six clifftop monasteries built on gigantic natural stone pillars. You'll have the chance to take an optional guided tour of thid UNESCO World Heritage site, or use the time to explore your own way before we settle in for an included dinner and our stay here for the night.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Guided Tour of Monasteries

DAY 23 - Meteora to Tirana

Meteora

Rolling across the border to Albania, we'll stop for sweeping views across Lake Ohrid before cruising into Tirana, the capital city.

Tirana

Soviet-era buildings meet modern culture, with rainbow-coloured concrete buildings, lush woodland parks, and 'Peace Bell' built with old cartridge shells. We'll begin with an orientation of Tirana and a free evening to explore the city's nightlife and hip bars.

Stay

Te Stela Hotel (Or similar)

DAY 24 - Tirana to Dubrovnik via Kotor

Tirana

Obscure off the beaten track capitals one day, trusted favourite cities the next. Such is the beauty of a see it all trip!

Budva

We're making a stop in this coastal heaven before Dubrovnik. A 2,500 year old town famous for its beautiful beaches and its cobbled stone roads. A coffee maybe before we make our way to Dubrovnik?

Dubrovnik

...we make our way to Croatia. The spectacular seaside fortress town of Dubrovnik, also known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, is yours to explore for the evening - not forgetting it has an enviable party scene.

Stay

YH Hostel (or similar)

DAY 25 - Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

The city of Dubrovnik is so much more than just a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Game of Thrones location - not that either of those claims to fame are even mildly mediocre. After you've been guided around the city with intricate detail you'll be armed with the knowledge to pick out a waterside rock bar where you can swim and indulge 'til your heart's content.

Stay

YH Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take a locally walking tour through Dubrovnik's UNESCO-listed old town and spot GoT filming locations

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • See UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik from the water and spend the afternoon island hopping with swim stops

    EUR 25.00

DAY 26 - Dubrovnik to Sarajevo

Dubrovnik

Before rolling into Sarajevo, we’ll stop en route at the Olympic Bobsled & Luge track built for the 1984 Winter Olympics. Now covered in graffiti, the track is still worth a visit before we journey on to Bosnia’s eclectic capital city. With a full day of discovering this Eastern gem on the cards tomorrow, we’ll make the most of a free evening here tonight.

Sarajevo

Stay

Holiday Hotel Sarajevo (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit the historic Sarajevo bobsled track, a war torn relic overtaken by graffiti and nature, built for the 1984 Winter Olympics.

DAY 27 - Sarajevo

Sarajevo

The only way to uncover the town of Sarajevo is with the wisdom shared on a guided walking tour, tapping into 500 years of history, before free time this afternoon. This evening you’ll have the chance to sign up for an optional dinner in the homes of local hosts, who will lovingly prepare a traditional Bosnian meal and share their stories of wartime living. Or, make the most of your evening by exploring the local bars and nightlife.

Stay

Holiday Hotel Sarajevo (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Locally guided sightseeing tour of Sarajevo covering 500 years of history from the Ottomans to the present

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Journey through time at the inspirational Sarajevo War Tunnels museum, where civilians escaped to safety

    EUR 15.00

  • Dine with the locals in their homes and hear their stories of wartime living in Sarajevo, Bosnia

    EUR 34.00

DAY 28 - Sarajevo to Plitvice

Sarajevo

See you later Sarajevo, we’re crossing the border to Croatia.

Plitvice

Arriving in Plitviče this evening, we'll enjoy an included dinner at our accommodation on the edge of the National Park, ready to explore tomorrow.

Stay

Hotel Big House Plitvika Jezera (Or similar)

DAY 29 - Plitvice to Ljubljana

Plitvice

Feeling zen after all those waterfalls, we'll make our way over the border with a scenic drive from Croatia to Slovenia.

Ljubljana

Ljubljana awaits us with a curving river, outdoor cafe culture and green spaces that make it one of Europe's most liveable capitals. We'll explore with a city orientation, then this evening foodies will have the chance to opt in for a Bitemojo experience to taste the best of the city's culinary hotspots.

Stay

Hostel Celica (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Explore the colourful city of Ljubljana on a walking tour

DAY 30 - Ljubljana

Ljubljana

Today you’ll have a full free day to explore Ljubljana your way, then this evening foodies will have the chance to opt in for a Bitemojo experience to taste the best of the city's culinary hotspots.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Head to local bars and enjoy authentic cuisine with the Bitemojo app, Ljubljana

    EUR 24.00

DAY 31 - Ljubljana to Austrian Tyrol via Lake Bled

Ljubljana

Saying so long to Ljubljana, we'll stop to admire Lake Bled – a picture-perfect spot and European must-see to complete our visit to Slovenia. 

Lake Bled

Surrounded by thick forest and ringed by snow capped mountains, beautiful Lake Bled is like something straight out of a fairy tale. Take a leisurely cruise on its sparkling emerald waters, visit picturesque Bled Island and take a hike to Bled Castle, an ancient fortification whose precipitous cliffside location offers stunning views over the lake and the surrounding countryside.

Austrian Tyrol

Here in the Austrian Tyrol we'll rest up in a Contiki Special Stay, a local Austrian Gasthof (guest house) that's waiting for us with open arms. With so much fresh air to breathe in outside, explore the dreamy setting we've descended upon. This is the perfect cosy retreat to swap stories with your crew while tucking into authentic Austrian food and local beer prepared on site and served by our Contiki chefs and bar staff.

Stay

Contiki Haus Schöneck (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit picture perfect Lake Bled and take a walk around the scenic lake, framed by the Julian Alps

DAY 32 - Austrian Tyrol

Austrian Tyrol

Wake up, peel open your curtains, and take in the magnificence of your view...and your life in general. If you're feeling lively you can jump onto a bike tour through green mountains and waterfalls. If you're feeling really lively you can go tandem paragliding. Not so lively? Stroll around and take in the incredible setting; drink endless hot chocolate, go up a mountain in a gondola, carry on sighing with happiness.

Stay

Contiki Haus Schoneck (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Soar over the spectacular Austrian Alps on a exhilarating paragliding experience (Summer Only)

    EUR 132.00

  • Bike along the vibrant green trails of the Austrian Alps followed by a BBQ at our Gasthof (Summer Only)

    EUR 33.00

DAY 33 - Austrian Tyrol to Munich

Austrian Tyrol

Polish off your stay in Austria with an optional whitewater rafting adventure - that should get the adrenaline pumping and excitement high for our impending visit to Germany.

Munich

A city famous the world over for its annual beer festival is a city we need to know about. And luckily enough, its Bavarian culture is a year round attraction. You can explore the side streets of Munich on an optional bike tour, or go it on your own and see what you stumble upon.

Stay

Wombat’s Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Glockenspiel and Marienplatz

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Feel the unique thrill of White Water Rafting in the stunning Austrian Alps (Summer Only)

    EUR 50.00

  • Take a funny and fascinating tour through Munich on two wheels with Mike's Bikes (Summer Only)

    EUR 22.50

DAY 34 - Munich to Rhine Valley via Dachau

Munich

Today it’s goodbye Munich, hello wine country. But first, we have an important stop to make.

Dachau

Journeying out of Munich, we'll make a stop at Dachau for a sobering visit to the Dachau concentration camp memorial. You'll be able to spend some time here to learn and reflect, before we head on to the Rhine Valley. 

 

Rhine Valley

After the scenic journey of fairytale castles, vineyards and valleys, you'll be charmed before we even arrive in Germany's famous Rhine Valley. We’ll enjoy an included dinner here, and you’ll have the chance to take up an offer of wine tasting for the evening. 

Stay

Hotel Montag (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Dachau Concentration Camp in Munich

  • Reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Dachau Concentration Camp

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • German Wine Tasting in the picturesque village of St.Goar, the Rhine Valley

    EUR 9.00

DAY 35 - Rhine Valley to Amsterdam via Edam

Rhine Valley

This morning we'll drag you all away from Germany kicking and screaming that you want to stay forever. Only to see you equally infatuated with another dot on the European map hours later...

Edam

You know the cheese, and now you're going to know the place that pioneered it. We'll cycle into the countryside to see windmills & picturesque Dutch houses on our way to an actual cheese farm & clog maker's house. 
 

Amsterdam

Flashing red lights, pretty canals, crooked buildings, cafes bursting with pizza + chocolate + French fries. Amsterdam is all that and way too many bags of chips.

Stay

Via Amsterdam Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night

  • Visit a cheese farm and clog makers house

  • See canals and a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam

DAY 36 - Amsterdam

Amsterdam

It's our last full day on tour & our last night to party up a storm with the squad. Use the day to explore quirky museums & sample the endless array of cuisines this city has on offer.

Stay

Via Amsterdam Hostel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Gain exclusive access to the A'DAM Lookout Tower & Swing and get an enthralling view of the city

    EUR 15.00

  • Dine in a famous floating restaurant and indulge in Indonesian specialties

    EUR 35.00

  • Glide along the canals of Amsterdam with an evening sightseeing cruise and on-board bar

    EUR 24.00

DAY 37 - Depart Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Get your tissues ready, it's time to say goodbye to your new Contiki family. We'll escort you to Schiphol Airport by about 10am.

Belgium

For those not leaving us until London, we'll travel south through Belgium - cross another country off your list.

Calais

Dover

London

This afternoon we cross from France to England and then back to London-town, where you'll be left to start dreaming up your next big adventure.

Top Experiences

36 included & 27 free time add-ons available to add later

  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral

    Included

    Paris

  • Explore Barcelona's Gothic beauty on a walking tour including Las Ramblas

    Included

    Barcelona

  • Take a dreamy nighttime tour of the 'city of lights', Paris

    Included

    Paris

  • Enjoy a French picnic in the beautiful countryside of the Beaujolais wine region

    Included

    Beaujolais

  • See Gaudi's Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex

    Included

    Barcelona

  • Experience the passion of a flamenco show then top off the evening with some tapas

    EUR 50.00

    Barcelona

European Adventurer

36 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Take a dreamy nighttime tour of the 'city of lights', Paris
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover
  • Special stay: Contiki's XVI century Chateau
  • Wine Tasting at Contiki's Chateau
  • Enjoy an included dinner using fresh local produce prepared by Contiki Chefs
  • Enjoy a French picnic in the beautiful countryside of the Beaujolais wine region
  • Unwind on the lawn with Yoga
  • See Gaudi's Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex
  • Explore Barcelona's Gothic beauty on a walking tour including Las Ramblas
  • Visit the historic city of Arles
  • Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur
  • See the Royal Palace in Monaco and the Monte Carlo casino
  • Take a traditional Motoscafo across the iconic lagoon to the island of Venice
  • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square
  • See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas
  • Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration
  • Peel back the layers of Rome's history on a city walking tour including the Trevi Fountain
  • See Mount Vesuvius
  • Locally guided tour of the awe-inspiring Ancient Greek monuments including entry to the Acropolis and Parthenon
  • See the first modern Olympic Stadium
  • See the traditional Cycladic buildings of Mykonos town
  • See the famous windmills
  • Visit Paradise Beach
  • Take a locally walking tour through Dubrovnik's UNESCO-listed old town and spot GoT filming locations
  • Visit the historic Sarajevo bobsled track, a war torn relic overtaken by graffiti and nature, built for the 1984 Winter Olympics.
  • Guided Walking Tour
  • Explore the colourful city of Ljubljana on a walking tour
  • Visit picture perfect Lake Bled and take a walk around the scenic lake, framed by the Julian Alps
  • See this mountain region famous for adventure sports
  • See the Glockenspiel and Marienplatz
  • Trip to the moving Dachau concentration camp memorial
  • Reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Dachau Concentration Camp
  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night
  • Visit a cheese farm and clog makers house
  • See canals and a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam

27 Free Time Add-Ons

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

  • Eat a Parisian feast in the oh-so-chic district of Montmartre EUR 38.00
  • Nouvelle Eve Cabaret Show EUR 82.00
  • Adventure Park EUR 37.00
  • Journey to the 'top of the world' as you take a cog train up Jungfrau Mountain in the Swiss Alps EUR 150.00
  • Experience the passion of a flamenco show then top off the evening with some tapas EUR 50.00
  • Nice Bike Ride EUR 25.00
  • Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional gondola EUR 23.00
  • Burano Island Cruise and Cicchetti EUR 44.00
  • Share a family-style dinner with an aperitivo and enjoy live local music as you sip local Chianti wine in the Tuscan Hill EUR 46.00
  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum EUR 41.00
  • Vatican Tour EUR 41.00
  • Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii EUR 24.50
  • Explore the cobbled streets of Mykonos town by night with a locally guided walking tour EUR 30.00
  • Take a private cruise along the southern coast of Mykonos with swim stops and a picnic EUR 50.00
  • Guided Tour of Monasteries
  • See UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik from the water and spend the afternoon island hopping with swim stops EUR 25.00
  • Journey through time at the inspirational Sarajevo War Tunnels museum, where civilians escaped to safety EUR 15.00
  • Dine with the locals in their homes and hear their stories of wartime living in Sarajevo, Bosnia EUR 34.00
  • Head to local bars and enjoy authentic cuisine with the Bitemojo app, Ljubljana EUR 24.00
  • Soar over the spectacular Austrian Alps on a exhilarating paragliding experience (Summer Only) EUR 132.00
  • Bike along the vibrant green trails of the Austrian Alps followed by a BBQ at our Gasthof (Summer Only) EUR 33.00
  • Feel the unique thrill of White Water Rafting in the stunning Austrian Alps (Summer Only) EUR 50.00
  • Take a funny and fascinating tour through Munich on two wheels with Mike's Bikes EUR 22.50
  • German Wine Tasting in the picturesque village of St.Goar, the Rhine Valley EUR 9.00
  • Gain exclusive access to the A'DAM Lookout Tower & Swing and get an enthralling view of the city EUR 15.00
  • Sea Palace Dinner EUR 35.00
  • Glide along the canals of Amsterdam with an evening sightseeing cruise and on-board bar EUR 24.00

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