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Road to Paris

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The one that brings you Venetian Charm, Swiss Vistas and a Parisian Fling in 7 whirlwind days

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  • Duration

    7 days

  • Countries

    6 Countries

  • Meals

    6 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Average 28 people

  • Team

    Experienced Trip Manager and Driver Team and Local Guides

Split, Ljubljana, Venice, Lucerne, Paris, London, Calais, Dover

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About this trip

7 days fun-filled days, 6 beautiful countries, and endless memories to be made. All it needs is you, and voila! It’s the perfect compact trip to make all your European fantasies come to life. Starting in Croatia, journeying through Venice, the Swiss Alps, Paris and ending in London, you’ll be surprised how much you can get up to in a week…

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Map & Itinerary

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  • River route
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Nights spent per location

  1. Split

  2. 1 1 night

    Ljubljana

  3. 1 1 night

    Venice

  4. 2 2 nights

    Lucerne

  5. 2 2 nights

    Paris

  6. via via

    Calais

  7. via via

    Dover

  8. London

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DAY 1 - Split to Ljubljana

Split

Welcome, travellers! After meeting some new found friends doing the second leg of the trip back to London, we’ll head from Croatia to Slovenia, where we’ll enjoy dinner in this beautiful jewel of the East.

Ljubljana

This gorgeous and seriously underrated city fringes the emerald Ljubljanka River, and is filled with hip cafes and leafy plazas. We'll waste no time getting stuck into the local cuisine while bonding with our Contiki fam with a tasty included dinner.

Stay

Holiday Inn Express Ljubljana (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Explore the colourful city of Ljubljana on a walking tour

  • Included dinner at Slovenia's oldest restaurant, Ljubljana

DAY 2 - 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 imagined. Yes, you’ll feel like you’re part of an Italian fairytale. Yes, you are actually hanging out in the gondola filled floating city of Venice! A private boat ride, gothic architecture and a web of lanes to explore will keep you day filled quite nicely.

Stay

3-4 Star Standard Hotel

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take a traditional Motoscafo across the iconic lagoon to the island of Venice

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 3 - Venice to Lucerne

Venice

We have a few days left - Switzerland & France, we’re coming for both of you.

Lucerne

Passing Lake Como, we cruise out of Italy and find ourselves in Switzerland, pulling up in the fairytale town of Lucerne, famous for its wooden bridges, cobbled lanes and beautiful setting against Lake Lucerne. And chocolate. Don’t forget to eat ALL the chocolate.

Stay

Barabas Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge & Lion Monument in Lucerne

DAY 4 - Lucerne

Lucerne

There’s no reason why today can’t be wasted strolling these beautiful streets or sitting in a coffee shop pondering mountain life, and consuming more chocolate - that’s perfectly acceptable too. Those wanting to spice up their day can visit the top of a Swiss Mountain and take an optional cruise tonight, giving yourself a better look at the stunning Swiss Alps reflected off the water.  Spoilt for choice much?

Stay

Barabas Hotel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Breathe in fresh alpine air as you ascend Mt. Pilatus for spectacular views of the Swiss Alps

    EUR 54.00

  • Take a cruise along the glittering Lake Lucerne, framed by the Swiss Alps

    EUR 25.00

DAY 5 - Lucerne to Paris

Lucerne

Out with the altitude, in with the inner-city Parisian bliss. Once we’ve crossed the border out of Switzerland we will be coasting through the pretty wine producing region of Burgundy before our arrival in Paris.

Paris

Lamp-lit bridges, a sparkling Eiffel Tower, & evening coffee haunts; tonight we fall in love with everything Paris. Our Trip Manager fills us in on the city’s secrets, with a city tour of Paris. 

Stay

3-4 Star Standard Hotel

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral

  • Take a dreamy nighttime tour of the 'city of lights', Paris

  • Get a panoramic view of Paris from the Montparnasse Tower

DAY 6 - Paris

Paris

Today's the day to stroll the beautiful streets of Paris - and we'll start with a visit to an authentic French perfumery to learn all the secrets of the trade. Then there's plenty of time to lust over designer haute couture or French vintage stores, admire the Notre Dame Cathedral, order coffee and crêpes, or get artsy at the many museums of the Louvre. Just don't wear yourself out, because tonight's your chance to get involved with VIP seats, dinner & French champagne at an iconic Parisian cabaret show. With your last night looming, this is the perfect way to make it one to remember. Get ready to go out with a bang!

Stay

3-4 Star Standard Hotel

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit a French Perfumery in Paris to learn about the secrets of the perfume trade through an olfactory journey

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Watch performers whirl by as you sip champagne and eat traditional French food

    EUR 124.00

DAY 7 - Paris to London

Paris

Soak up your last dose of romance from Paris and feel the astonishment of how much you’ve seen during this awesome trip, not to mention how close you’ve grown to your Contiki fam. If you're not ready to leave behind the land of beauty, art and fresh croissants just yet, you can choose to end your trip here in Paris. Otherwise, continue on to our goodbye point: London.

Calais

Dover

London

What a journey! On arrival in London say a final farewell to the group - the adventure has come to an end, and this is where we part ways.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Drive through the WWI Battlefields on our way to London

Travel your way

This trip can be booked in smaller or bigger sections, so you can pick your dream adventure, tailored for you

Top Experiences

9 included & 5 free time add-ons available to add later

  • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

    Included

    Lucerne

  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral

    Included

    Paris

  • Take a dreamy nighttime tour of the 'city of lights', Paris

    Included

    Paris

Road to Paris

9 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Explore the colourful city of Ljubljana on a walking tour
  • Included dinner at Slovenia's oldest restaurant, Ljubljana
  • Take a traditional Motoscafo across the iconic lagoon to the island of Venice
  • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Take a dreamy nighttime tour of the 'city of lights', Paris
  • Get a panoramic view of Paris from the Montparnasse Tower
  • Visit a French perfumery
  • Drive through the WWI Battlefields on our way to London

5 Free Time Add-Ons

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

  • 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
  • Swiss Mountain EUR 54.00
  • Take a cruise along the glittering Lake Lucerne, framed by the Swiss Alps EUR 25.00
  • Nouvelle Eve Dinner and Show EUR 124.00

Where You'll Stay

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  • 6 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    6 nights in Hotel

    Spend 6 comfy nights in hotels. Stay twin share, save a bit of cash and go triple share, or splash out and snooze alone.

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