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European Panorama

4.6
65 reviews
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1596eurs2019
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The one that gives you Europe’s best coasts, cities and culture over 28 awesome days

Duration
29 Days
Countries
13 Countries

Visiting London, Paris, Bordeaux, Barcelona, French Riviera, Florence, Rome, Sorrento, Overnight Adriatic Ferry, Corfu, Venice, Vienna, Munich, Austrian Tyrol, Swiss Alps, Rhine Valley, Amsterdam, Dover, Calais, Chateau Chambord, Carcassonne, Monaco, Pisa, Vatican City, Pompeii, Bari, Mauthausen, Liechtenstein, Lucerne, Edam, Belgium

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

Discoverer

Group Size

Average 45 people

Transport Style

Coach

Highlights

  • Take a dreamy nighttime tour of the 'city of lights', Paris
  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover
  • Only $200 deposit to secure your spot today
  • Full payment not required until 45 days before travel.
  • Change your travel dates or even your trips for free
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What's included?

28 nights accommodation

25 nights in Hotel, 2 nights in Adriatic Ferry, 1 night in Feature Hotel

For 27 nights, sleep two, or splash out and upgrade to single-share accommodation. When we're cruising the Adriatic and Ioanian seas, you'll spend 1 night snoozing on board a ferry.

40 Meals

13 Dinner, 27 Breakfast

Wake up each day to a breakfast feast, and enjoy 13 tasty dinners on us. Think fresh catches of seafood, saucy mountains of pasta and aromatic French stews with plenty of time for you foodie travellers to experience more local eats in your time and budget.

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.

Experiences

32 included, 24 optional that you can add

TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

- Fall in love with all things Paris in a night at a Parisian cabaret with dinner & champagne*
- See Gaudi's colourful Sagrada Familia & walk La Rambla in Barcelona
- Step into Vatican City & admire Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel masterpiece with a local guide*
 Hit up Rome's most iconic spots in one go, including the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain & Pantheon
- Roll the dice in style at the iconic Monte Carlo casino, Monaco

*This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in trip costs
The European Panorama Contiki is the full smorgasbord - one of everything with all the cherries on top. 3-nights on the Greek Island of Corfu with a ferry trip along the Adriatic Sea, a traditional beer hall in Germany, & a visit to a cheese farm & clog maker's house in The Netherlands - these are the sorts of experiences waiting for you on this 28-day delve into Europe.

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European Panorama

32 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Take a dreamy nighttime tour of the 'city of lights', Paris
  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover
  • Visit the town famous for its wine
  • Visit one of Europe's greatest fortress cities
  • See Gaudi's Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex
  • Explore Barcelona's Gothic beauty on a walking tour including Las Ramblas
  • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur
  • See the Royal Palace in Monaco and the Monte Carlo casino
  • Visit the iconic Tower of Pisa and pose for the classic insta snap
  • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona
  • See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City
  • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice
  • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square
  • See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas
  • See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House
  • Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road
  • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz
  • Visit a traditional beer hall
  • Reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Mauthausen Concentration Camp
  • See this mountain region famous for adventure sports
  • Feature Hotel: Swiss Mountain Hotel
  • Visit the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz
  • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
  • Scenic River Cruise
  • Learn how beer steins are crafted
  • See the famous Lorelei Rock, where sirens are said to sing their beguiling songs
  • Visit the riverside town St. Goar
  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night
  • See canals and a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam
  • Visit a cheese farm and clog makers house
  • See canals and a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam

24 Free Time Add-Ons

The things that worth to be done on this trip

  • Watch a succession of performers whirl by as you sip champagne at a Parisian Cabaret Show EUR 107.00
  • Experience the passion of a flamenco show then top off the evening with some tapas EUR 64.00
  • Indulge in a French four-course spread in glamorous Monaco EUR 36.00
  • Share a family-style dinner with an aperitivo overlooking the Tuscan Hills EUR 41.00
  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum EUR 32.00
  • Vatican Tour EUR 35.00
  • Grab yourself a gelato & dip your toes in the azure waters of Positano (public ferry and free afternoon) EUR 30.00
  • Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii EUR 24.50
  • Take a Captain's Cruise across the glittering med with lunch, swim stops and watersports, Corfu EUR 40.00
  • Explore Corfu by night and taste its delicacies with a foodie walking tour EUR 35.00
  • Water sports Corfu EUR 15.00 - 45.00
  • Take a Captain's Cruise across the glittering med with lunch, swim stops and watersports, Corfu EUR 40.00
  • Explore Corfu by night and taste its delicacies with a foodie walking tour EUR 35.00
  • Water sports EUR 15.00 - 45.00
  • Uncover a hidden Venice with an in-depth walking tour followed by an aperitivo EUR 17.00
  • Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional gondola EUR 23.00
  • Feast on an authentic Venetian 3-course meal with specialities like antipasti & local seafood EUR 34.50
  • Experience Austria’s cultural heritage with a Mozart & Strauss concert EUR 32.00
  • Take a funny and fascinating tour through Munich on two wheels with Mike's Bikes EUR 22.50
  • Soar over the spectacular Austrian Alps on a exhilarating paragliding experience (Summer Only) EUR 130.00
  • Mt Titlis Rotair EUR 52.00
  • German Wine Tasting in the picturesque village of St.Goar, the Rhine Valley EUR 9.00
  • Feast on a seafood or steak dinner in the Dutch fishing village of Volendam EUR 38.00
  • Enjoy Amsterdam from the water on a canal cruise with an on-board bar EUR 24.00

Itinerary

Nights spent per location
1
1 night
London
via
via
Dover
via
via
Calais
2
2 nights
Paris
via
via
Chateau Chambord
1
1 night
Bordeaux
via
via
Carcassonne
2
2 nights
Barcelona
2
2 nights
French Riviera
via
via
Monaco
via
via
Pisa
1
1 night
Florence
2
2 nights
Rome
via
via
Vatican City
1
1 night
Sorrento
via
via
Pompeii
via
via
Bari
1
1 night
Overnight Adriatic Ferry
3
3 nights
Corfu
1
1 night
Overnight Adriatic Ferry
2
2 nights
Venice
2
2 nights
Vienna
via
via
Mauthausen
1
1 night
Munich
1
1 night
Austrian Tyrol
via
via
Liechtenstein
via
via
Lucerne
2
2 nights
Swiss Alps
1
1 night
Rhine Valley
via
via
Edam
2
2 nights
Amsterdam
via
via
Belgium
via
via
Calais
via
via
Dover
London
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are flights included in my trip?

International flights to/from the destination your trip starts and ends in are not included in the cost of the trip, and must be purchased separately. You can book these independently if you want to shop around for the best quote, or through your travel agent.

Any flights you take during your Contiki are included in the cost of your trip. On certain European trips we use planes to get you from A to B as quickly as possible, and all of this is included.

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, 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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