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The one that gives you canals, historic monuments & authentic local food in Europe's most culture-rich cities

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  • Duration

    19 days

  • Countries

    12 Countries

  • Meals

    18 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners, 3 Regional Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Maximum 53 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

London, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Austrian Tyrol, Ljubljana, Venice, Rome, Salzburg, Dover, Calais, Belgium, Odense, Auschwitz, Banska Bystrica

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About this trip

Explore some of Europe’s cultural highlights and coolest cities from London to Rome. Take in cosmopolitan Copenhagen via the party capital of Berlin before exploring the melting-pot of old and new that is Eastern Europe, marvel at the mountain vistas of Austria, cruise the canals of Venice & soak up the history of Rome all on one magic adventure.

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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
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  • River route
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Nights spent per location

  1. London

  2. via via

    Dover

  3. via via

    Calais

  4. via via

    Belgium

  5. 2 2 nights

    Amsterdam

  6. 1 1 night

    Hamburg

  7. via via

    Odense

  8. 2 2 nights

    Copenhagen

  9. 2 2 nights

    Berlin

  10. 2 2 nights

    Warsaw

  11. via via

    Auschwitz

  12. 2 2 nights

    Krakow

  13. via via

    Banska Bystrica

  14. 2 2 nights

    Budapest

  15. 2 2 nights

    Austrian Tyrol

  16. 1 1 night

    Salzburg

  17. 1 1 night

    Venice

  18. 1 1 night

    Rome

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DAY 1 - London to Amsterdam

London

The adventure of a lifetime kicks off today. Meet up with your new Contiki family in London town before hitting the road to Amsterdam.

Dover

Shortly before we find our ferry for Europe, 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 another country off your list as you cruise through Belgium on route..

Amsterdam

And here we are at our final stop for this evening: Amsterdam! You can start your exploration of this city with an optional trip up to the A’DAM tower and swing (with drink in hand) for panoramic views over the city. Afterwards, there's plenty of nightlife to keep you going until the early hours.

Stay

Ibis Budget City South (Or similar)

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 2 - 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. After exploring, you'll want to join your new Contiki family for an optional dinner at a local fishing village and maybe a few drinks aboard a cruise down the river. Could today get any better? 

Stay

Ibis Budget City South (Or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Feast on a seafood or steak dinner in the Dutch fishing village of Volendam

    EUR 39.00

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

    EUR 30.00

DAY 3 - Amsterdam to Hamburg

Amsterdam

Out of Amsterdam, onto the autobahn and on the fast-track to Hamburg – that's today's agenda.

Hamburg

Crossing over to Germany, we find ourselves in another charming city cross-crossed with canals and cafes, along with a central city lake and plenty of parks. We’ll acquaint ourselves with Hamburg by starting with an orientation of the city, before free time to find some dinner tonight.

Stay

A&O Hamburgh Reeperbahn (Or similar)

DAY 4 - Hamburg to Copenhagen via Odense

Hamburg

Hamburg, it’s been sweet, but we have our sights set on another famous port city. And first...

Odense

On our way to wonderful Copenhagen today, we’ll also pass via Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson. With cobbled streets and colourful houses in a historic district full of character, it’s easy to see where his inspiration came from.

Copenhagen

Constantly named amongst the most livable cities in the world (along with one of the happiest), Copenhagen greets us with craft beer breweries, a Renaissance-era castle, hip bars and cafes, a walkable city centre and - you guessed it - more canals. We’ll start with a walking tour of the top sites, followed by free time to find dinner in one of the local spots.

Stay

Moxy Sydhavnen (Or similar)

DAY 5 - Copenhagen

Copenhagen

Copenhagen is an artwork of locals on bicycles, Danish pastries in cute café windows, and Renaissance architecture. Being a bustling university town and home to the hippie hood of Freetown Christiana, nightlife, and unique culture can be found at every turn. 

Stay

Moxy Sydhavnen (Or similar)

DAY 6 - Copenhagen to Berlin

Copenhagen

Before you go bursting out of your travel clothes thanks to your new-found Danish pastry dependency, we're saying ‘farvel’ to Denmark. Next stop: the ferry, then Berlin!

Berlin

On the world map of party vibes, Berlin has a gold star. We've got two nights to explore every inch of this iconic city, and we'll kick it off with a bit of a tour of the city and its troubled but fascinating past. Once we've gotten acquainted with the key sites, we'll enjoy an included dinner together.

Stay

Ibis Ostbahnhof (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Jumping on a ferry at Gedster, we’ll cruise over the Baltic Sea to Rostock.

DAY 7 - Berlin

Berlin

After our taster of Berlin's history yesterday, you'll have the chance to delve deeper today. Opt to take a historical walking tour, including a visit to the site of Hitler's bunker, or an Alternative Berlin tour. Otherwise, you're free to explore all the obscurities tucked away off the main street of Unter Den Linden, see the Brandenburg gate, discover nature at the Lustgarten, or catch the U-bahn to one of Berlin's quirky neighbourhoods. And if you're looking for a night out, now is the perfect time to scope out one of those underground raves or cocktail-lounge-in-the-basement scenarios that Berlin is famous for.

Stay

Ibis Ostbahnhof (Or similar)

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 8 - Berlin to Warsaw

Berlin

This morning we'll motor out of Berlin, ready for our next city. Berlin is one tough act to follow, but we think Poland will deliver.

Warsaw

The capital of Poland has a vibrant urban scene and we’re staying right in the centre of it, in the hip & artistic district of Praga. We’ll get treated to an authentic Polish feast tonight to begin our introduction to this lively European city, with all day tomorrow to explore.


Stay

Ibis Budget Warsaw Centre (Or similar)

DAY 9 - Warsaw

Warsaw

Ready to discover Warsaw? Tragic bombings after the war have seen this city experience a re-birth, and it's packed with museums, a buzzing street art scene, and cool vibes dotted with a dose of random to keep us on our toes. Your local guide will give you the insider track as we take it all in on foot. A renowned musical city, keep your ears open day long and see what sound pleasures you also stumble upon. Tonight you’ll have free time for dinner, so Perogi (Polish dumplings) and a glass of compote somewhere within Warsaw's lively cafe scene should be on your agenda - just ask your Trip Manager for the best local hangs. 


Stay

Ibis Budget Warsaw Centre (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take a locally guided tour of the richly historical city of Warsaw, Poland

DAY 10 - Warsaw to Krakow via Auschwitz

Warsaw

Waving ‘pa!’ to Warsaw, we have our sights set on Krakow this morning.


Auschwitz

En route, we’ll stop off at the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp for a sobering reminder of Poland’s dark past.

Krakow

Once the capital of Poland, Krakow is now known for its rich history, tasty pretzels, excellent vintage markets (you heard it from us) and salt mining heritage. Tonight you’ll have time to explore the local restaurants for a traditional dinner, then you can rest up knowing we have all day tomorrow to get our Krakow on. 


 

Stay

Vienna House Easy Cracow (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take a moment to reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Auschwitz Concentration Camp

DAY 11 - Krakow

Krakow

Good morning Poland! Today is all about getting up close and personal with Krakow life. We’ll cover the basics on our included sightseeing tour in the morning, and you have a free afternoon to stroll the charming streets of Krakow. Check out Kazimierz, the UNESCO-listed Old Town & historic Jewish Quarter with its jumble of street art, vintage markets, crumbling cafes & 14th century synagogue.  An optional Pierogi making class will keep us entertained into the evening.

Stay

Vienna House Easy Cracow (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Guided sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Learn how to make traditional Pierogi (Polish dumplings) followed by dinner, Krakow

    EUR 32.00

DAY 12 - Krakow to Budapest via Banska Bystrica

Krakow

Waving ‘pa!’ to Warsaw, we have our sights set on Krakow this morning.


 

Banska Bystrica

Pastel painted and manicured to perfection, Banska Bystrica is a lunch break that will charm you to no end. Being in Slovakia, it's also your chance to brag 3 countries in one day - you crazy globetrotter you.

Budapest

Welcome to Hungary! Coming in at number 3 on our list of countries ticked off through the day. From the moment we arrive in the river split city, you'll understand why we needed a couple of nights here. Take you're time exploring this evening, stop for a drink in a ruin bar tucked away in the Jewish Quarter and keep our eyes peeled for a delicious Langos. 

Stay

Ibis Budapest City South (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Locally guided sightseeing & walking tour of Budapest including the Royal Palace, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

DAY 13 - Budapest

Budapest

Those still keen to explore can jump on the Budapest Past and Present Tour and continue learning about this incredible city. The House of Terror, the Parliament Building and more, we will take you on a journey of old and new. After all the beauty and knowledge you soaked up yesterday at the church of St Matthias, the Royal Palace and the Chain Bridge, you’ll probably be feeling like a day soaking in the city's famous outdoor thermal pools, set amongst Art Nouveau architecture while getting a bargain-priced massage. As the evening draws in, why not take an optional River Cruise and dinner? Gliding across the shimmering night-lit river of Danube, you’ll get to experience the beautiful sights of Budapest while enjoying a delicious al-la-carte Hungarian feast.

Stay

Ibis Budapest City South (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Locally guided sightseeing & walking tour of Budapest including the Royal Palace, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take in the beauty of Budapest as you cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast

    EUR 43.00

DAY 14 - Budapest to Austrian Tyrol

Budapest

Bye bye Budapest, your unique charm will remain in our hearts forever. Hitting the road, we’ll journey west and cross-country through Hungary and into Austria.


Austrian Tyrol

Late this afternoon we arrive in Hopfgarten and will be welcomed with open arms to Contiki's very own Austrian Gasthof (guesthouse). Before we settle in, we'll get outside and explore the dreamy setting we'll call home for the next two nights. This is also your chance to sign up for some wild water sports - whitewater rafting in the breath-taking Austrian Tyrol. Tonight is a welcome evening which means a traditional Austrian meal lovingly prepared for us by our on-site Contiki chefs, and tomorrow we'll get into the swing of things with more of the adventure activities this town is famous for.


Stay

Contiki Haus Schöneck (Special Stay)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

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

    EUR 50.00

DAY 15 - Austrian Tyrol

Austrian Tyrol

Wake up, peel open your curtains, and take in the magnificence of your view. 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 or relax at our Gasthof.


Stay

Contiki Haus Schöneck (Special Stay)

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 16 - Budapest to Salzburg

Budapest

Bye Budapest! Normally we’d be devastated to be leaving, but with Austria on the horizon we have strudel and music to look forward to.

Salzburg

Onwards and upwards we go, into the mountain ranges that made the Sound of Music famous. Also home to Mozart, you can be pretty certain Salzburg knows a tune! This evening you’ll have the chance to venture off the beaten track and visit a working farm in the hills above Salzburg where the local family will invite us into their home to eat, drink and learn about their lives. This family have lived on the farm for many generations and now look to tourism to help support them and their local community, with food sourced from local farms and fruit for the schnaps from the village.

Stay

B&B Hotel Ljubljana Park (Or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Visit a working Austrian farm in the foothills of the Alps and enjoy a farm-to-table meal followed by homemade Schnaps (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)

    EUR 37.00

DAY 17 - Ljubljana to Venice

Ljubljana

Ever the advocates of a balanced holiday, today we're trading in the obscure unknown for the globally adored hot spot of Venice. Whoop!

Venice

Yes, it's as cute as you imagine. Yes, you'll feel like you're part of an Italian fairytale. Yes, you are actually hanging out in the gondola clad floating city of Venice! A private boat ride, gothic architecture and a web of lanes to explore will keep your day filled quite nicely. 

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 26.00

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

    EUR 44.00

DAY 18 - Venice to Rome

Venice

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

Rome

The afternoon will really take it up a notch as we uncover Italian icons in the country's capital of Rome as you get a glimpse of it's glory by night. Gelato, pizza and ancient monuments - perfetto!

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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

DAY 19 - End Rome

Rome

Full of gelato and memories, we’ll bid ‘ciao’ to Bella Roma but never goodbye to lasting friendships and future Contiki adventures.


Top Experiences

11 included & 13 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Historical Walking Tour

    EUR 11.00

    Berlin

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

    EUR 30.00

    Amsterdam

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

    EUR 50.00

    Austrian Tyrol

London to Rome Vistas

11 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Jumping on a ferry at Gedster, we’ll cruise over the Baltic Sea to Rostock.
  • Take a locally guided tour of the richly historical city of Warsaw, Poland
  • Take a moment to reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • Guided sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill
  • Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion
  • Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion
  • See this mountain region famous for adventure sports
  • 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
  • Peel back the layers of Rome's history on a city walking tour including the Trevi Fountain

13 Free Time Add-Ons

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

  • Get a unique perspective of Amsterdam on the enthralling A’DAM Lookout Tower & Swing with a drink EUR 22.00
  • Feast on a seafood or steak dinner in the Dutch fishing village of Volendam EUR 39.00
  • Enjoy Amsterdam from the water on a canal cruise with an on-board bar EUR 30.00
  • Historical Walking Tour EUR 11.00
  • Alternative Berlin (Summer Departures Only) EUR 26.00
  • Learn how to make traditional Pierogi (Polish dumplings) followed by dinner, Krakow EUR 32.00
  • Take in the beauty of Budapest as you cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast EUR 43.00
  • Feel the unique thrill of White Water Rafting in the stunning Austrian Alps (Summer Only) EUR 50.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional gondola EUR 26.00
  • Eat cicchetti in local bars and learn about the culinary traditions of Venice EUR 44.00

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