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Quest to London

(Until March 2020)

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The one that gives you the perfect mix of seaside and cities, kicking off in Barcelona

Duration
18 Days
Countries
11 Countries

Visiting Barcelona, Nice, Cinque Terre, Florence, Sorrento, Rome, Venice, Salzburg, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, French Riviera, Monaco, Pisa, Capri, Pompeii, Vatican City, Verona, Dresden, Edam, Belgium, Calais, Dover

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

Iconic Essentials

Group Size

Average 45 people

Transport Style

Coach

Highlights

  • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur
  • Ride e-bikes through the old town of Nice and soak up the history
  • Visit a French perfumery
  • Only $200 deposit to book
  • Pay over time, interest free
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  • No booking fee, no change fees
  • Financing available with UpLift

What's included?

17 nights accommodation

16 nights in Hotel or Hostel, 1 night in Hotel

Snooze in a combination of funky hostels and hotels for 18 nights in same-sex quad-share accommodation.

24 Meals

7 Dinner, 17 Breakfast

Feast on cuisine from every corner of Europe, with 17 breakfasts and 7 dinners on us. Think exquisite Austrian cakes, mountains of delectable Italian pasta and plates piled high with currywurst.

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

26 included, 22 optional that you can add

TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

- Indulge in an glamorous afternoon of wine and mozzarella tasting in Sorrento, Amalfi coast
- Catch a train along the pastel-hued villages & dramatic cliffs of the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre
- Discover the secrets of Michelangelo's Florence in a locally guided walking tour
- Take in commemorative artwork & remains of the Berlin Wall on a historical walking tour*
- Cycle past Dutch windmills on a visit to a traditional Edam cheese farm and clog maker's house
- Learn about the lives of Emperors & Gladiators in a special access guided tour of the Colosseum in Rome*

*This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in trip costs
The perfect mix of sea-sides and cities, the Quest to London kicks off in Barcelona, skirting the Mediterranean Sea before heading up through the middle of Italy and on to Eastern Europe, winding up in London after a perfectly balanced adventure. 

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Top Experiences

Some are available to purchase while on the trip

Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur

Nice

See the Royal Palace in Monaco and the Monte Carlo casino

Monaco

Catch a train along the Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

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

EUR 25.00

Nice

Tuscan Evening

EUR 46.00

Florence

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

EUR 28.00

Capri

Quest to London (Until March 2020)

26 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur
  • Visit a French perfumery
  • See the Royal Palace in Monaco and the Monte Carlo casino
  • Catch a train along the Cinque Terre
  • Visit the town of Monterosso
  • Discover Renaissance Florence on foot including the statue of David, Ponte Vecchio & the Medici Palace
  • Leather craft demonstration
  • Visit the iconic Tower of Pisa and pose for the classic insta snap
  • 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
  • Visit a clog and cheesemakers house
  • Edam Bike Ride (Summer Only)

22 Free Time Add-Ons

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

  • Ride e-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
  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum 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
  • Salzburg Farmers Dinner EUR 37.00
  • Visit Hitler's infamous Eagle's Nest, Salzburg (Summer only) EUR 33.00
  • Pivo and Pubs EUR 26.00
  • Explore the cobbled streets of Prague on two wheels with a city bike tour (Summer Only) EUR 23.50
  • 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 EUR 26.00
  • ADAM Tower Evening and Drink EUR 22.00
  • Enjoy Amsterdam from the water on a canal cruise with an on-board bar EUR 30.00
  • Feast on a seafood or steak dinner in the Dutch fishing village of Volendam EUR 39.00

Itinerary

Nights spent per location

  1. Barcelona

  2. 2 2 nights

    Nice

  3. via via

    French Riviera

  4. via via

    Monaco

  5. 1 1 night

    Cinque Terre

  6. via via

    Pisa

  7. 1 1 night

    Florence

  8. 2 2 nights

    Sorrento

  9. via via

    Capri

  10. via via

    Pompeii

  11. 2 2 nights

    Rome

  12. via via

    Vatican City

  13. via via

    Verona

  14. 2 2 nights

    Venice

  15. 1 1 night

    Salzburg

  16. 2 2 nights

    Prague

  17. via via

    Dresden

  18. 2 2 nights

    Berlin

  19. 2 2 nights

    Amsterdam

  20. via via

    Edam

  21. via via

    Belgium

  22. via via

    Calais

  23. via via

    Dover

  24. London

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 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).

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