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The one that does a 25 day loop combining Europe’s icons & Mediterranean cool featuring Capri & San Sebastian

Travel Style

Iconic Essentials

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

  • Duration

    25 days

  • Countries

    11 Countries

  • Meals

    24 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Average 45 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

London, Paris, Bordeaux, San Sebastian, Barcelona, Nice, Cinque Terre, Florence, Sorrento, Rome, Venice, Salzburg, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Dover, Calais, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Zaragoza, French Riviera, Monaco, Pisa, Capri, Pompeii, Vatican City, Verona, Dresden, Belgium

Top Experiences

30 included & 26 free time add-ons available to add later

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

    Included

    Paris

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

    Included

    Paris

  • 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

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

    EUR 25.00

    Nice

  • Tuscan Evening

    EUR 46.00

    Florence

European Quest

30 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
  • See the Parte Vieja, Playa de la Concha and Centro Romántico
  • 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
  • Catch a train along the Cinque Terre
  • Visit the town of Monterosso
  • Leather craft demonstration
  • Visit the iconic Tower of Pisa and pose for the classic insta snap
  • Scenic Amalfi Drive & Visit Positano (Winter Only)
  • Visit the famous Isle of Capri and soak up the sun, sea and sand
  • Soak up spectacular views along the Amalfi Coast on a scenic drive
  • See Mount Vesuvius
  • Visit romantic Verona and see Casa Giulietta (Juliet's Balcony)
  • 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 the Hohensalzburg Fortress
  • See Hradčany Castle and the Cathedral of St. Vitus
  • See the Astronomical Clock
  • See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building
  • Take in commemorative artwork and the remains of the Berlin Wall
  • See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House and Frauenkirche
  • Visit the richly historical city of Dresden that was decimated in WW2 and then reborn
  • See the site of Checkpoint Charlie
  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night

26 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
  • Eat pinxtos in local bars & learn about San Sebastian and with every food tour purchase a meal is donated to a person in need (Contiki Cares) EUR 45.00
  • Experience the passion of a flamenco show then top off the evening with some tapas EUR 50.00
  • Ride bikes through the old town of Nice and soak up the history EUR 25.00
  • Indulge in a French four-course spread in glamorous Monaco EUR 41.00
  • Tuscan Evening EUR 46.00
  • Mozzarella Farm EUR 28.00
  • Cruise around the shimmering waters of the Isle of Capri (Summer Only) EUR 28.00
  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum EUR 41.00
  • Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii EUR 24.50
  • Locally guided tour of the Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica and the art of the Vatican Museums EUR 41.00
  • Vatican Tour EUR 41.00
  • Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional gondola EUR 23.00
  • Eat cicchetti in local bars and learn about the culinary traditions of Venice EUR 37.00
  • See all the iconic sites of melodic Salzburg including many from the Sound of Music EUR 12.00
  • Visit a working Austrian farm in the foothills of the Alps and enjoy a farm-to-table meal followed by homemade Schnaps EUR 37.00
  • Visit Hitler's infamous Eagle's Nest, Salzburg (Summer only) EUR 33.00
  • 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 (winter only)
  • Historical Walking Tour EUR 11.00
  • Alternative Berlin (Summer Departures Only) EUR 26.00
  • Get a unique perspective of Amsterdam on the enthralling A’DAM Lookout Tower & Swing with a drink EUR 22.00
  • Glide along the canals of Amsterdam with an evening sightseeing cruise and on-board bar EUR 23.00
  • 1ste Klas Dinner EUR 35.00
  • Bungy Jump (Summer departures only) EUR 85.00

Where I'll Stay?

Learn more about the accommodation available on this trip

  • 24 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    4 nights in Hotel, 20 nights in Hostel

    Snooze in a combination of funky hostels and hotels for 25 nights in same-sex quad-share accommodation.

About this trip

Coast to coast, city to city, the European Quest is el perfecto! Balancing everything we love about being in Europe. Stunning days spent on the coast of San Sebastian, cultured nights bar hopping in Prague, and enough time in Italy to leave you up to your eyebrows in pizza.

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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
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Nights spent per location

  1. London

  2. via via

    Dover

  3. via via

    Calais

  4. 2 2 nights

    Paris

  5. 1 1 night

    Bordeaux

  6. via via

    Saint-Jean-de-Luz

  7. 2 2 nights

    San Sebastian

  8. via via

    Zaragoza

  9. 2 2 nights

    Barcelona

  10. 2 2 nights

    Nice

  11. via via

    French Riviera

  12. via via

    Monaco

  13. 1 1 night

    Cinque Terre

  14. via via

    Pisa

  15. 1 1 night

    Florence

  16. 2 2 nights

    Sorrento

  17. via via

    Capri

  18. via via

    Pompeii

  19. 2 2 nights

    Rome

  20. via via

    Vatican City

  21. via via

    Verona

  22. 2 2 nights

    Venice

  23. 1 1 night

    Salzburg

  24. 2 2 nights

    Prague

  25. via via

    Dresden

  26. 2 2 nights

    Berlin

  27. 2 2 nights

    Amsterdam

  28. via via

    Belgium

  29. via via

    Calais

  30. via via

    Dover

  31. London

+21 more

DAY 1 - London to Paris

London

Welcome to the first day of the best holiday 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 this 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

Kicking off night one, we arrive in none other than the lust-worthy Paris! It's straight down to business with a tour of the city lit up by the lights of night. 

Stay

Ibis Budget Porte de Bagnolet (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • 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

DAY 2 - Paris

Paris

Drool over haute couture you can't afford, admire the Notre Dame Cathedral whilst juggling coffee and crêpes, & get artsy at the many museums of the Louvre. Just don't wear yourself out, you will probably want to get involved with dinner and a cabaret show. Smitten and it's only day two!

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 Bordeaux

Paris

Wipe away your tears sad travellers! Paris is not going anywhere, you can always come back and visit her again. You, on the other hand, are going somewhere, and it's somewhere pretty magnificent...

Bordeaux

Wise folk tell us that wine has been produced in Bordeaux since the 1st Century - that's a long time, which means they know what they're doing. And it's not just the vin that has dragged us here, it's a pretty place to boot featuring its famous Miroir d'eau (water mirror). 

Stay

Ibis Budget Bordeaux Centre Meriadeck (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit the town famous for its wine

DAY 4 - Bordeaux to San Sebastian via Saint Jean de-Luz

Bordeaux

Breathe in your last breath of Bordeaux before we hit the road in search of the Spanish border. In just a few short hours we'll be beach side and exploring San Sebastian.

Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Keep your swimmers out for our stop at a local fishing village for a dip and some people watching in this cute little town on the French and Spanish border. 

San Sebastian

With two nights in Spain's coastal town of San Sebastian, it will be hard to wipe the smiles off our faces. Flop on the beach or take a walk to the aquarium where you can get a closer look at Isla de Santa Clara. The night is yours. 

Stay

Koisi Hostel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Eat pinxtos in local bars & learn about San Sebastian and with every food tour purchase a meal is donated to a person in need (Contiki Cares)

    EUR 45.00

DAY 5 - San Sebastian

San Sebastian

We'll be dropping lots of delicious sounding words today as we explore Parte Vieja, Playa de la Concha and Centro Romántico. Say it again: Romántico! Follow the cobblestone roads & soak up San Sebastian's coastline. Here you can learn to surf, lounge on the beach, or bar hop until you're sinking in pintxos. 

Stay

Koisi Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Parte Vieja, Playa de la Concha and Centro Romántico

DAY 6 - San Sebastian to Barcelona via Zaragoza

San Sebastian

Having settled into life with afternoon siestas, today will only be a departure from San Sebastian, leaving Spain is not on the agenda. Sigh with relief.

Zaragoza

This town comes complete with a baroque Basilica, a perfect combination of Islamic and Gothic architecture and truly a sight to behold.

Barcelona

Hola Barcelona...The first dose of Mediterranean Sea! That's if you can drag yourself away from the intoxicating city & get to the beach. Unique gothic architecture, round the clock parties & plenty of street life will leave you spellbound by Barcelona. 

Stay

Generator Barcelona (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

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

    EUR 50.00

DAY 7 - Barcelona

Barcelona

They say this sexy city sizzles and we couldn't agree more. For a taste of what you can do, here's just a start of the never-ending list. Channel Gaudi at Sagrada Familia, his greatest masterpiece, started in 1882. This labour of love is still not compete, but is one for the Instagram upload for sure. Parc Guell could be next on the list, followed by a swim at the beach, and of course taking to the backstreets for some endless tapas and paella. Washed down with sangria of course. 

Stay

Generator Barcelona (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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

DAY 8 - Barcelona to Nice

Barcelona

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

Nice

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

Ozz Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur

DAY 9 - Nice including French Riviera and Monaco

Nice

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. 

French Riviera

Missing an opportunity to see this glorious 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

Please tell us you didn't throw away all of your pennies on perfume today? Because you're going to want a few spare coins tonight so you can play fancy. We're visiting the Monte Carlo Casino & the Royal Palace in Monaco.  

Nice

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

Ozz Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • 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

  • Indulge in a French four-course spread in glamorous Monaco

    EUR 41.00

DAY 10 - Nice to Cinque Terre

Nice

Having exhausted all our hilarious Nice puns, we'll head south in search of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Cinque Terre.

Cinque Terre

Welcome to Cinque Terre, the sexiest collection of fishing villages on the planet. Armed with your rail pass, spend the day absorbing the dramatic beauty of this place, but we suggest you get out for a hike, a food crawl, some vino or all of the above.

Stay

Ala Bianca Hotel Ameglia (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Catch a train along the Cinque Terre

  • Visit the town of Monterosso

DAY 11 - Cinque Terre to Florence via Pisa

Cinque Terre

Have an extra coffee before we make tracks this morning, the extra energy hit will serve you well as we're gallivanting around Italy swooping from one wow moment to another.

Pisa

As if we were going to leg it to Florence without a sneaky side trip to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Depriving you of the chance to perfect the holding-up-the-tower shot would be down right criminal. 

Florence

Explore the city's markets complete with gelato in hand; marvel at artworks from the likes of legends like Michelangelo; and be impressed by the skillful art of leather at an included demonstration. These are the sorts of activities likely to fill your Florence agenda. 

Stay

Wow Hostel/Sette Santi (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration

  • Visit the iconic Tower of Pisa and pose for the classic insta snap

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Tuscan Evening

    EUR 46.00

DAY 12 - Florence to Sorrento

Florence

After farewell-ing Florence this morning we will journey along the boot of Italy until we reach the globally adored town of Sorrento for some blissed out coast hangs. 

Sorrento

"So so so so in love with Sorrento" are about the only words you'll muster up tonight as you sit seaside watching the sunset in this town of beauty.

Stay

Sisters Hotel Piano di Sorrento (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Mozzarella Farm

    EUR 28.00

DAY 13 - Sorrento

Sorrento

It simply wouldn't be a trip to Sorrento without a side note to...

Capri

…the island of Capri! We'll sail over the Tyrrhenian Sea taking in the glorious waters and majestic beauty of coastal Italy. Once on Isle of Capri, you can roam the hillside town of Anacapri, sip too many cups of coffee, and marvel at how the cliffs meet the sea.

Stay

Sisters Hotel Piano di Sorrento (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Scenic Amalfi Drive & Visit Positano (Winter Only)

  • Visit the famous Isle of Capri and soak up the sun, sea and sand

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Cruise around the shimmering waters of the Isle of Capri (Summer Only)

    EUR 28.00

DAY 14 - Sorrento to Rome via Pompeii

Sorrento

Another glorious Italian day awaits us. Iconic sites and ancient history will keep our jaws at floor level until our heads hit our pillows.

Pompeii

After less than an hour gazing lovingly out of our windows at the Amalfi Coast, it will be time for a stop. Here in the ancient city of Pompeii you will have the chance to partake in a guided walking tour taking in Roman city remains.

Rome

Today's roadtrip beauty is never-ending as we take in the volcanic beauty of Mt. Vesuvius en route to Rome. On arrival in the open time capsule that is Italy's capital, your Trip Manager will get you straight into the sightseeing. The Roman Forum and Colosseum can both be ticked off your list should you be in the mood for a little history.  

Stay

The Yellow Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Soak up spectacular views along the Amalfi Coast on a scenic drive

  • See Mount Vesuvius

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

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

    EUR 41.00

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

    EUR 24.50

DAY 15 - Rome

Rome

Rome wasn't built in a day - so get up and get going early to make the most of this ancient city.

Vatican City

You can also choose to uncover the home of the Pope at the Vatican Museums, including Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica; with a Local Guide on your side, no question will go unanswered.
 

Rome

Then hit the streets for your own discoveries. Snap pink azaleas by the Colosseum, throw coins in fountains and sip espresso in a pretty street watching Italian life float by.

Stay

The Yellow Hostel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

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

    EUR 41.00

  • Vatican Tour

    EUR 41.00

DAY 16 - Rome to Venice via Verona

Rome

We have two more pins dropped on the Italian map before we start conquering new countries. And you'll be pleased to know they are both pretty special. 

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, yes, the very same balcony. One for the romantics of the group. We'll also check out the Roman Arena where other love stories were told. 

Venice

Kudos to the cats of decades gone by who constructed this lagoon fairytale. The 118 islands of Venice are yours to explore. Boats, bridges, gondolas; your heart is going to pound. Relax tonight knowing we have all day tomorrow to cruise canals & explore pretty streets. Just another day in the traveller's life.

Stay

A&O Venice Mestre (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit romantic Verona and see Casa Giulietta (Juliet's Balcony)

DAY 17 - 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 Venice Mestre (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • 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

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional Gondola

    EUR 23.00

  • Eat cicchetti in local bars and learn about the culinary traditions of Venice

    EUR 37.00

DAY 18 - Venice to Salzburg

Venice

That's it for our lengthy stint in Italy. Gelato, pizza, historical monuments, coastlines, gondolas; you have all been wonderful!

Salzburg

Onwards and geographically upwards - it's time for the mountain ranges that made the Sound of Music famous. Also home to Mozart, you can be pretty certain this place knows a beat. Today we'll also see the largest preserved fortress in Central Europe - Hohensalzburg - and have the chance to visit a local farm and enjoy an authentic Austrian Dinner prepared by our hosts.

Stay

A&O Salzburg (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Hohensalzburg Fortress

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • See all the iconic sites of melodic Salzburg including many from the Sound of Music

    EUR 12.00

  • Visit a working Austrian farm in the foothills of the Alps and enjoy a farm-to-table meal followed by homemade Schnaps

    EUR 37.00

DAY 19 - Salzburg to Prague

Salzburg

Austria, you are an overwhelming beauty. Although it would be nice to stay forever, it's time for us to cross the border into the Czech Republic. Here you can opt for a stop at Eagle's Nest for some WWII history and panoramic pics should you feel so inclined. With Prague on the horizon, things are looking mighty fine. 

Prague

Castles and bridges and gothic cathedrals make the city of Prague a surprise and delight. Compact and bursting with atmosphere, use your free time to trot around on foot and see what you stumble upon (hoping to heaven it's the traditional fruit dumpling of ovocné knedlíky).

Stay

Plus Prague (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Hradčany Castle and the Cathedral of St. Vitus

  • See the Astronomical Clock

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Visit Hitler's infamous Eagle's Nest, Salzburg (Summer only)

    EUR 33.00

DAY 20 - Prague

Prague

With a full day to loiter, expect an entire photo album of Gothic architecture, market antiques & you cheers-ing local beer; not to mention life! We'll explore the city one of our favourite ways today, by bike, with our Local Guide to show us all the sights and sounds of this epic spot including the Charles Bridge, St Vitus Cathedral and city spots that have put this Eastern city on the map (Summer Departures only). Tonight choose to get up close to Czech culture with a live music performance & traditional dancing over dinner and drinks. live music performance & traditional dancing (winter departures only). 

Stay

Plus Prague (or similar)

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 (winter only)

DAY 21 - Prague to Berlin via Dresden

Prague

Just remember, with every great city we leave behind, we get a little bit closer to somewhere new to explore. And today that somewhere new happens to be the cultural hub of Berlin. Thanks for everything, Czech!

Dresden

A roadtrip from Prague to Berlin 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.

Berlin

Come for a wall covered in art & history, stay for a culture of cool, a smorgasbord of partying & enough unique German flair to leave you desperate to see the rest of the country. Today we will shower you in iconic sites, none more interesting that the remains of the Berlin Wall.

Stay

Plus Berlin (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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

  • Take in commemorative artwork and the remains of the Berlin Wall

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

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

DAY 22 - 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.

Berlin

By night this city comes alive, so get into the groove and visit one of the cool backstreet bars or clubs and rub shoulders with the locals, cos that's what travelling is all about, right?
 

Stay

Plus Berlin (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 23 - Berlin to Amsterdam

Berlin

It's time to hit the original fast-track of the autobahn and make our way out of Germany. We have one last city to tick off & it's sure to see us go out with a bang.

Amsterdam

Whatever eclectic fantasies you have about Amsterdam, the real life version will impress you more. Fire yourself up for pretty canals, a bounty of unique museums & quirky cafes galore. 

Stay

Via Amsterdam Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Get a unique perspective of Amsterdam on the enthralling A’DAM Lookout Tower & Swing with a drink

    EUR 22.00

DAY 24 - Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is cute as a button & sure to win your heart with its canals, obscure museums & a café culture like no other. Today use your time to get local, bar hop, museum crawl, and see what other tastes take your fancy, this place is famous for pancakes, frites and so much more, and that's all before we enjoy a delicious included dinner with the rest of our Contiki fam.

Stay

Via Amsterdam Hostel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

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

    EUR 23.00

  • Feast on a traditional Dutch dinner inside a historic building

    EUR 35.00

  • See Amsterdam from a unique perspective as you bungy jump off a crane (Summer departures only)

    EUR 85.00

DAY 25 - 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.

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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.

How do I redeem the % off deal?

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).