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9 nights accommodation
8 nights in Hotel, 1 night in Adriatic Ferry
From historical Rome to stunning Sorrento, you'll be resting your head in comfortable hotels in enviable city locations. Sleep twin or triple share for 8 nights on the road (or pay a tad extra to slumber in your own digs), and feel the lull of the sea for 1 night on a ferry.
12 included Meals
3 Regional Dinner, 9 Breakfast
Mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine, which is as rich as it is healthy, will be on the menu here. 9 continental breakfasts are included, as well as three scrumptious regional dinners in restaurants recommended to us by locals.
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.
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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.
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Explore the Vatican on a guided tour and check out the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain in Rome, followed by hopping on a boat trip to the Isle of Capri. Not to mention eye-balling the epic sights of ancient Athens.
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It's time to relax and take in the Mediterranean on this easy pace trip. Start in Rome with all the iconic sights before heading to the Amalfi Coast. It's hard not to take life down a notch surrounded by the stunning natural beauty. Your trip ends in Athens where you get to check out all the famous, ancient landmarks that the Greek capital possesses.
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Vatican City
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Sorrento
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Amalfi
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Capri
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Amalfi
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Pompeii
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Bari
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Patras
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Corinth Canal
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DAY 1 - Arrive Rome
Rome

Isn't it great to be alive? Particularly on days like today - kicking it in Rome & meeting a new pack of legends who you'll explore the Med with. Today, after you've settled into your hotel, we'll kick off the jaw-dropping experiences with a trip to some of Rome's most iconic spots. Hello Colosseum, hello Trevi...the sites will blow your mind literally at every corner. We'll refuel before we hit up the famous Trastevere district for a night out before catching some zzz's to make the most of tomorrow. 

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See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona
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Santa Constanza Hotel Rome (or similar)
DAY 2 - Rome
Rome
Open your eyes this morning and give yourself a few minutes to let the reality sink in … you may even need to pinch yourself a few times. Yes, you are actually in Rome! Opt to be guided around the Roman Forum and Colosseum first up, continuing to file info into the brain under "mind-blowing historical facts." The rest of the day is yours to chow pizza, sip coffee, watch the Vespas fly by, and just generally get in the swing of all things Italian. 
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Rome of the Emperors & Gladiators including the Colosseum
EUR 31.00
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Santa Constanza Hotel Rome (or similar)
DAY 3 - Rome
Rome

It's Day-3 and the bucket list has already had a few ticks - today, it's "visit the smallest country in the world." Also known as the Vatican City, it is a masterpiece of artwork and architecture. Ramp up your last night in Rome with an Italian feast (we're talking pastas, succulent meats and traditional Roman delights) and a evening on the town with your travel buddies. Bellissimo!

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See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City
Guided tour of the Vatican
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Dinner ‘La Dolce Vita’
EUR 40.50
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Santa Constanza Hotel Rome (or similar)
DAY 4 - Rome to Amalfi Coast via Sorrento
Rome

Get that camera on 110% battery, today is going to be scenic. Cast your eyes on Rome one last time before we hit the road on the hunt for the Amalfi Coast, yes global roamers, this next destination is yours and it's hot hot hot. 

Sorrento
Stop off on the way to the Amalfi Coast to enjoy some spectacular views over the Bay of Naples.
Amalfi

Sojourning to the south we find ourselves in Sorrento, the place you've seen on Instagram countless times, always being  stabbed by a pang of jealousy. It's finally your turn! Italian Riviera vibes will kick off pronto as we step into a glamorous afternoon of wine and mozzarella tasting to really get into the swing of things. You're living the high life now, aren't you!

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3-4 Star Standard Hotel
DAY 5 - Amalfi Coast
Amalfi

Sit you in front of that gorgeous coastline without throwing you into it? We wouldn't dare! Rise and shine and throw on your boating attire - a day at sea awaits us. 

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Day trip by boat to the Isle of Capri
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Cruise around the Island of Capri (weather permitting)
EUR 28.00
Capri
Enjoy and included boat ride through the Bay of Naples to the island of Capri, home of crystal clear waters and the famous blue and green grottos. Those feeling particularly taken by the island can opt in for a cruise around the beautiful waters.
Amalfi

After a day out, we'll head back to the mainland well and truly satisfied. What a day, this has definitely been one to remember. You can find a cosy spot for some dinner and exchange of stories of an epic day, and get ready for tomorrow's next adventure.

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3-4 Star Standard Hotel
DAY 6 - Amalfi Coast
Amalfi

The olive groves, lemon terraces & tumbling villages of this region are yours for another day. There's a local optional that you won't want to miss today, when we visit a local family to experience the famous symbol of the Amalfi, the lemon! Here you'll sample home made lemondade and lemoncello, as well as lemon cake made by Nonna herself. Delicious. Not one for citrus? Perhaps you want to see the colourful homes of Amalfi Town, maybe you're going to curl up with a good book and a tub of gelato. It's your holiday, it's your call. Tonight, a tastes of Amalfi dinner is up for grabs! Because there's nothing like the feeling of a little glam. 

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Amalfi Lemon Tour
EUR 18.00
"Tastes of Amalfi" Dinner
EUR 40.00
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3-4 Star Standard Hotel
DAY 7 - Amalfi Coast to Overnight Ferry via Pompeii and Bari
Amalfi

Arrivederci Amalfi coastline! You've been real. And the next few days have a lot to live up to. Luckily, with Greece on the horizon, we're in pretty safe hands. 

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Pompeii Guided Walking Tour
EUR 24.50
Pompeii

Before we farewell Italy, there's a chance to peel back the layers of history at ancient Pompeii. It's here where a volcanic erruption destroyed an entire city, which after re-discovery gives explorers a peek into ancient Roman life. Utterly fascinating and a must-see when you're in this part of the world.

Bari

After taking in the rugged beauty of the boot's south, we board our overnight ferry to Greece. Don't be ashamed if you need to wipe away a tear or two as we plough through the Ionian Sea watching Italy get smaller.

Overnight Adriatic Ferry
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Overnight Ferry
DAY 8 - Overnight Ferry to Athens via Patras and Corinth Canal
Overnight Adriatic Ferry
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 manmade passageway squeezes boats through it's path, sandwiched by two steep cliffs and sitting over gloriously blue ocean.
 
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See the Corinth Canal
Patras

 

Corinth Canal
Athens

A collage of ancient wonders and modern magnificence, the allure of Athens is hard to dismiss. Relax tonight with the knowledge that we have plenty of time to soak up the city all day tomorrow.

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President Hotel Athens (or similar)
DAY 9 - Athens
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. Climb around the massive Theatre of Dionysus or peruse the National Archaeological Museum. Finishing the exploring by finding a hole in the wall souvlaki haunt, saving room for an optional Traditional Athens Affair tonight with the gang.

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Learn about the birthplace of modern society on a guided tour of Athens and visit to the Acropolis
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
A Traditional Athens Affair
EUR 46.00
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President Hotel Athens (or similar)
DAY 10 - End Athens
Athens
The moment we'd all been dreading - the goodbyes. As sad as they are, at least you have the memories. And another 300 Contiki trip's to jump aboard! Make the most of your last free breakfast before you kick on to your next port of call. 
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Zaimarie De Guzman
Traveled Sep 2018
Bang for my buck, 100%. I can't imagine being able to plan such a trip at such an affordable price.
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Matthew Kull
Traveled Sep 2018
While we loved the tour and all the places we got to see, we felt Rome could have been done in 2 days rather than 3 which could have left more time to enjoy Capri/Amalfi/Sorrento!
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Agostino Leone
Traveled Sep 2018
Great value for your purchase.
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Zanth Jarvis
Traveled Sep 2018
Bucket list trip. Great locations.
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Lyshai Brombara
Traveled Sep 2018
Great Value for money! Good mix of activities and free time. A few of the hotels were questionable as they were too far out to do anything also I would skip some of the group dinners as they are way overpriced for what you get. Overall amazing trip with amazing people! The Amalfi Coast was just Beautiful
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Anonymous
Traveled Sep 2018
The trip was wonderful- from the group of people to the tour guide to the sights. My only critique is that the hotels and included meals need to be better. The hotels were out of the way and the one we stayed in Salerno was in a sketchy area. The rooms were tiny and one hotel didn’t even have WiFi. The only hotel that was nice was the one we stayed in Athens. I was not impressed by any of the ones in Italy. Also included meals need to have more than one food option for people who don’t like that choice. Other than those two areas, the trip was a blast. Romeo was an amazing tour guide and was full of information for us.
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Josee Ethier
Traveled Sep 2018
Every part was beautiful!
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Anthony Carranza
Traveled Aug 2018
For what we received in terms of transportation and tour manager (Gennaro and Fabrizio Romeo) we had an excellent experience. The hotels were good except for the one hotel in Salerno, Italy that was not a great place to stay at because they were limiting us in letting us use the pool, the breakfast was not great and we could not even go to the rooftop bar and we did not expect to be staying at that hotel. We were told we would be staying in the town of Maiori. The price to tour and see what we saw is what will allow us to look into future Contiki trips.
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Abby Visel
Traveled Aug 2018
Great price for everything that was included.
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Anonymous
Traveled Aug 2018
I think we could get more for the amount of money we spent.
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Stephanie Aricci
Traveled Aug 2018
Amazing trip with lots of fun and new memories and friendships made
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Elizabeth Anne Capuzzi
Traveled Jul 2018
Excellent tour manager and an unforgettable trip
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Samuel Thesinger
Traveled Jul 2018
Was amazing great trip was very well looked after by Martina our tour guide
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Anonymous
Traveled Jul 2018
Both italy and greece were amazing. Both must see bucketlist places to see.
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Anonymous
Traveled Jul 2018
Amazing places, inclusions, add ins and accommodation. The pace was absolutely perfect - I would never do a faster paced trip after experiencing this!
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Anonymous
Traveled Jul 2018
The included activities and meals were subpar, only the extra add ons were anything special. But the places were spectacular and the free time to planned activities ratio was perfect.
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Anonymous
Traveled Jun 2018
amazing place, beautiful sites, nice accommodations
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Heather Lipps
Traveled Jun 2018
The price was great for people with a medium budget, I would calculate the total cost of excursions budget for those! They were well worth the money and time!
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Julita Antoinette Morris
Traveled Jun 2018
Well planned & executed. I would advise Contiki to reconsider Mira mare as a hotel and included restaurant, as well as the add-on restaurant experience in Rome by the Colosseum. Otherwise, I enjoyed my trip :)
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Scott Boone
Traveled Jun 2018
Amazing sights and even better tour guide
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