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European Horizon

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10 nights accomodation
5 nights in Hotel, 1 night in Hostel, 3 nights in Contiki Special Stay, 1 night in Contiki Village
Spend a night in Contiki's very own Austrian Gasthof, two in our Swiss Chalet, another in our Venetian Cabin Village, 2 in hostels and 3 nights in hotels will be thrown in for good measure.
15 included Meals
6 Dinner, 9 Breakfast
Tantalise your tongue with a European taste sensation as we embark on a journey through Swiss, Dutch, Austrian and German cuisines (read: cheese, cheese and cheese sausages). 9 continental breakfasts will be included, as well as 6 tasty dinners.
Team
Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides
A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.
Transport
All transport included during the trip
Included in your trip is transport across Europe on our fleet of comfy, state of the art coaches. They're kitted out with all the necessities: USB charge points, WiFi, Air Con and a rocking sound system. You bring the other essentials, like tunes, friendships and stories from the night before.
Your group
Travel with other 18-35 year olds from around the world
Our trips are exclusively 18-35. This means you'll be travelling with people just like you, from all over the world- laughter and friendships always guaranteed.
Experiences
16 included, 12 optional that you can add
All the best bits of each city are included as standard. Picture yourself munching macarons under the Eiffel Tower, navigating the snaking canals of Venice by private boat and partying in uber-cool clubs on our legendary party nights.
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Start the clock: you have 8 countries to see in one trip. It can be done! And with 6 World Heritage Sites, snails & champagne in Paris, a chalet in the Swiss Alps & a private boat through the canals of Venice, the European Horizon is proof it can be done very, very well indeed.
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DAY 1 - Arrive London
London
Check in to your hotel after 2:00pm and head out into the humming capital of Britain for a sneak peek at what’s to come. At 4:00pm meet up with your Trip Manager and get to know your fellow travellers.  
DAY 2 - London to Amsterdam
London

10-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.

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See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night
See the White Cliffs of Dover
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Canal Cruise (1.5 hours)
EUR 31.50
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 following an optional evening canal cruise. An undisguised Red Light District & plenty of bars are there for the curious. 

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Via Amsterdam Hostel (or similar)
DAY 3 - Amsterdam to Rhine Valley
Amsterdam

Now it's time to pour some sunlight on the agenda & take in the beauty of canals, crooked buildings, obscure museums & a café culture like no other. 

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Scenic drive along the Rhine River
Learn how beer steins are crafted
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Wine Tasting
EUR 9.00
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. This back-in-time town is our wine tasting host for the evening. Squeal!!! 

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Hotel Montag (or similar)
DAY 4 - Rhine Valley to Munich
Rhine Valley

Too much grape juice last night? Not to worry, the prospect of Munich should lift your spirits as we travel south & swap wine culture for beer.

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See the Lorelei Rock
See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Mike's Bike Tour
EUR 21.00
Munich

Today our eyes will be treated to a famous Glockenspiel, a charming old town & a traditional Bavarian culture. But first, take up the option to explore the side streets and English Gardens by bicycle.

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Haus International (or similar)
DAY 5 - Munich to Austrian Tyrol
Munich

Goodbye Munich, hello mountains. We're hitting the road in search of lands so sweet they made The Sound of Music.

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Special Stay Contiki's Austrian Gasthof
See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Tandem Paragliding
EUR 129.00
White Water Rafting (Summer Departures only)
EUR 45.50
Austrian Tyrol

This part of the world is famous for adventure sports, so best put your name next to the optional White Water Rafting and get in the spirit of things. Next up, Contiki’s very own Austrian Gasthof (guest house) is waiting for us with open arms. Before we swing into action with a themed party, get outside and explore the dreamy setting we've descended upon, or opt for a tandem paraglide for those thrillseekers amongst us.

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Haus Sconeck (or similar)
DAY 6 - Austrian Tyrol to Venice
Austrian Tyrol

Wake up roamers, we have a bountiful breakfast and a floating city in Italy to tend to. Life's tough! 

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Scenic drive past vineyards orchards and castles
Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice
See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square
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Secrets of Venice walking tour
EUR 11.50
Gondola ride
EUR 23.00
Venice Group Photo
EUR 11.00
Venice

You'll think you've seen enough beauty for one day after taking in the Central Austrian Alps & Brenner Pass en route to Italy. And then we'll arrive in Venice & your jaw will hit the floor over hidden lanes, story book bridges & a private canal boat ride. 

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Camping Fusina (or similar)
DAY 7 - Venice to Swiss Alps via Lucerne
Venice

Arrivederci, Venice! You've been splendid. And now we're off to the Swiss Alps - the splendour just doesn't stop.

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Special Stay: Contiki's Swiss Chalet
See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
Lucerne

Swans float under wooden bridges, snowcapped mountains stand regally behind us, & chocolate tastes like heaven on earth. You're in the Swiss Alps & you cannot wipe the smile off your face. Eeek!!!

Swiss Alps

Arrive in this picture perfect setting ready for two nights at our very own Swiss Chalet, starting off with a night in the infamous 'bombshelter' bar.

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Camping Jungfrau
DAY 8 - Swiss Alps
Swiss Alps

Open the window of your Swiss chalet & drink in the incredible view - if you can find words or photos that do it justice, we applaud you! If you're feeling audacious, catch a cog rail to Europe’s highest railway station on Jungfrau Mountain, keeping your balance on what's known as the 'Top of Europe'. 

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Jungfrau Mountain
EUR 142.00
Jungfrau Mountain and Ropes Course
EUR 177.00
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Camping Jungfrau
DAY 9 - Swiss Alps to Paris
Swiss Alps

Out with the altitude, in with the inner-city Parisian bliss. Once we've crossed the border out of Switzerland we will be coasting through the pretty wine producing region of Burgundy before our arrival in Paris.

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See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
Exclusive 'Paris by Night' sightseeing tour
Sample Champagne & Escargot
Paris

Lamp-lit bridges, a sparkling Eiffel Tower, & evening coffee haunts, tonight we fall in love with everything Paris. Our Trip Manager fills us in on the city's secrets, then to celebrate our first night in the city, we'll pop the champagne & experiment with escargot.

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Ibis Paris 17 Clichy Batignolles (or similar)
DAY 10 - Paris
Paris

Pastries, paintings, perfume - Paris is yours! We'll take you to the glamorous Fragonard perfumery, then the time is yours to roam tree-lined quartiers, explore Notre Dame Cathedral, or get arty in the galleries of the Louvre. It's our last night together - make it count with can-can girls & Champagne over dinner and then Nouvelle Eve cabaret show.

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Visit a French perfumery
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Paris Dinner
EUR 36.00
Nouvelle Eve cabaret show
EUR 82.00
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Ibis Paris 17 Clichy Batignolles (or similar)
DAY 11 - Paris to London
Paris

Soak up your last dose of Paris and feel the astonishment of how much you've seen. And how close you've grown to your loved-up Contiki collective. 

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Drive through the WWI Battlefields on our way to London
Calais
Dover
London

What a journey, on arrival in London say a fond farewell to the group as you wrap up the journey on arrival. 

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Amazing trip. Friendly staff and friends for life. Only thing, before book the trip be aware that you will have long bus rides and you might not see a lot from the cities you are in.
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Gabrielle Marcel
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Would have spent double that if I did it all on my own.
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Kari Niethammer
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Worth every penny! I feel I got a l got a lot of experience for the money I spent.
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Chadd Curran
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Great value for money, awesome sites and an amazing guide.
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More time in some of the places would have been better but was well organised for the time that we had available.
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Worth it all. Did so much, many meals included
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it was perfect, saw so much in a little amount of time!
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The trip with Contiki was great! #europeanhorizon
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Amazing trip saw so many beautiful places
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Britlee Bower
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It's a quick trip but it's done well and you meet so many amazing people from all over the world!
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Valerie Boos
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Too much time On the bus. Continue should advertise the time in each place.
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Caroline Susan Hickey
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It was amazing. Really enjoyed it and my trip manager plus bus driver made the trip so much fun and best holiday ever
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Sam Watkins
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Was a good trip to get a preview of Europe if you have never been before and leaves you wanting to come back again for more
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You can't beat the value for what you get the experience on this trip.
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Liaana Pokoina
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Great value for money, best decision I’ve ever made!
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I thought that the trip I received for the cost was a great value!
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Edwin Walker
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Unreal experience saw everything i wanted to see and much more
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