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Road to Croatia

(From April 2020)

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The one that’ll take you from Baroque to Bratwurst to beach in 2 culture-packed weeks

Duration
14 Days
Countries
10 Countries

Visiting London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Split, Dover, Calais, Belgium, Dresden, Bratislava

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

Discoverer

Group Size

Average 45 people

Transport Style

Coach

Highlights

  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night
  • Enjoy Amsterdam from the water on a canal cruise with an on-board bar
  • Included Dinner
  • Only $200 deposit to book
  • Part pay financing available with UpLift
  • No change fees
  • No booking fees

What's included?

13 nights accommodation

14 nights in Hotel

Spend 14 comfy nights in hotels. Stay twin share, save a bit of cash and go triple share, or splash out and snooze alone.

15 Meals

2 Dinner, 13 Breakfast

19 meals: Sample Dutch croquettes and Hungarian goulash as we meander through the culinary heaven that is Europe. All your breakfasts will be taken care of, as well as 6 dinners.

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

11 included, 11 optional that you can add

From the gothic architecture of Prague to the quaint countryside vistas of Edam, the best bits of everywhere we go will be included as standard. Picture yourself perusing the streets of Dubrovnik with a local guide, or posing for selfies as you unearth the medieval charm of Mortar.
The road to Croatia is paved with gold. It’s also paved with majestic monuments, edgy coffee shops and a whole lotta beautiful culture just waiting to be devoured. This 14 day adventure is the trip that packs a punch; where we’ll glide through the too cool for school cities of Berlin and Amsterdam, and unearth the mystic charm of the Balkans before living it up, Game of Thrones style, in sun-kissed Croatia.

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Top Experiences

Some are available to purchase while on the trip

See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night

Amsterdam

See Hradčany Castle and the Cathedral of St. Vitus

Prague

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

EUR 31.50

Amsterdam

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

EUR 31.50

Amsterdam

Discover Berlin's tumultuous past on a historical walking tour including the site of Hitler's bunker

EUR 10.00

Berlin

Take a sea kayaking trip around the UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik City Walls

EUR 34.00

Dubrovnik

Road to Croatia (From April 2020)

11 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night
  • Included Dinner
  • City orientation of Berlin seeing famous sites like the Brandenburg gate and the Berlin Wall
  • Historical Walking Tour
  • See Hradčany Castle and the Cathedral of St. Vitus
  • Visit the Old Town Square and see the Astronomical Clock
  • Visit German town of Dresden
  • Orientation tour of Prague
  • River Cruise with Dinner
  • Guided walking tour
  • Visit Mostar and see the historical bridge

11 Free Time Add-Ons

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

  • Enjoy Amsterdam from the water on a canal cruise with an on-board bar EUR 31.50
  • Enjoy Amsterdam from the water on a canal cruise with an on-board bar EUR 31.50
  • Take an alternative walking tour and uncover a different side to Berlin EUR 25.00
  • Discover Berlin's tumultuous past on a historical walking tour including the site of Hitler's bunker EUR 10.00
  • River cruise with buffet meal EUR 31.00
  • Nuclear Bunker Tour EUR 15.00
  • Take a step back into Budapest’s dark history with a guided tour of the WW2 sites (St Stephen's Basilica, shoes on promenade, House of Terror) EUR 22.00
  • Dine with the locals in their homes and hear their stories of wartime living in Sarajevo, Bosnia EUR 34.00
  • Journey through time at the inspirational Sarajevo War Tunnels museum, where civilians escaped to safety EURO 15.00
  • Take a sea kayaking trip around the UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik City Walls EUR 34.00
  • Enjoy a farm-to-table Croatian meal at a family-run restaurant with figs, olives, wine & more EUR 45.00

Itinerary

Nights spent per location
London
via
via
Dover
via
via
Calais
via
via
Belgium
2
2 nights
Amsterdam
2
2 nights
Berlin
via
via
Dresden
2
2 nights
Prague
via
via
Bratislava
2
2 nights
Budapest
2
2 nights
Sarajevo
2
2 nights
Dubrovnik
1
1 night
Split
+3 more
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are flights included in my trip?

International flights to/from the destination your trip starts and ends in are not included in the cost of the trip, and must be purchased separately. You can book these independently if you want to shop around for the best quote, or through your travel agent.

Any flights you take during your Contiki are included in the cost of your trip. On certain European trips we use planes to get you from A to B as quickly as possible, and all of this is included.

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, 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.

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