DAY 1 - Arrive Berlin
Welcome to Berlin! The party capital of Europe is the perfect place to kick things off. After meeting and greeting today we'll receive our Berlin 3 day pass, which gives us unlimited public transport through the city. You can't say we don't treat you. We'll take a Metro to the City Centre to enjoy an included feast - washed down with some local beer maybe.. Prost! Then we'll receive our pride party pack and head to the world famous Dyke March, a joyous celebration of lesbian culture. After that, the night is ours to explore all of that iconic nightlife...
DAY 2 - Berlin Pride
It's time for the parade! Taking place in front of Victory Column, this epic party will get us in the mood, as we enjoy all of the weird and wonderful costumes (some very alternate lederhosen) and the pumping music. Well into the swing of things, once the parade is over we've hooked you up with tickets to the official afterparty. Lucky us.
DAY 3 - Berlin
After a free morning (for some much needed R&R) we'll get to enjoy an exclusive Contiki Cares experience with a social enterprise called Refugee Voices, learning from young refugees on a fascinating walking tour that draws parallels between the city's turbulent past and the situation in modern Syria. The rest of the day is yours - why not spend the afternoon eating your way through Berlin's hipster Kreuzberg district?
DAY 4 - Berlin to Frankfurt
Ready for the next adventure? We're headed out of Berlin today..
...to Frankfurt, Germany's thriving city metropolis with a big city scene by day and a vibrant nightlife in the evenings. We'll take an orientation tour and check out the vibrant foodie scene, guided by our expert TM.
DAY 5 - Frankfurt to Reims
Tschüss Frankfurt! We're heading onto France..
Elegant Reims is the centerpoint of the Champagne wine-growing region, and is famous for its Cathédrale Notre-Dame, where French royalty were crowned for hundreds of years. We'll take an orientation tour, with an optional champagne tasting experience. We then have a free night to try all of the local food.
DAY 6 - Reims to Bruges
We've got more history to enjoy today...
We'll feel like we've walked into a fairytale as we head to Bruges, one of Europe's most beautiful, best preserved medieval cities. We'll admire the towering spires, gorgeous churches and postcard pretty markets on a walking tour.
DAY 7 - Bruges to Amsterdam
Bruges, you stole our hearts, but we think it's time to change the history vibes back into party vibes. We're going to Amsterdam baby!
Arriving in Amsterdam we'll enjoy another orientation tour, before an included dinner at 1st klasse, a unique restaurant set within the historic station. Optionals today include skipping the queue at the A'Dam tower and swing, to get the best views of the sprawling canals below.
DAY 8 - Amsterdam
Rise and shine! Today is all about exploration - from Anne Frank's museum to the Heineken Factory. You'll also have the option to captain your own boat down the canals or visit the famous Foodhallen. As well as its gorgeous gable houses and eclectic nightlife, Amsterdam is also famous for something else: it's sex tourism. There are plenty of misconceptions about this industry, so we've prepared a Q+A with a sex worker so we can learn what it's like to work in this trade. Then, the night is our to explore this vibrant city and experience its legendary nightlife.
DAY 9 - Amsterdam Pride
It's time for another pride parade! We've got another Contiki reserved space so there will always be room to boogie. Amsterdam gives Berlin a run for its money when it comes to let loose - and it also has an ace up its sleeve. The parade here takes place on the waterways, making it one of the most unique pride celebrations in the world. Not done yet? Don't worry - we've sorted more tickets to the official afterparty. Let's end on a high!
DAY 10 - End Amsterdam
We may be feeling slightly delicate this morning, which is why we've got an included breakfast for refuel before our trip ends. What an adventure it's been - make sure to swap social deets and start planning next year's festivities!