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Rome to London Wanderer

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The one that takes you from Italian landscapes to laidback Amsterdam via lively Eastern Europe

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  • Duration

    12 days

  • Countries

    8 Countries

  • Meals

    11 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners, 2 Regional Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Maximum 53 people

  • Team

    Experienced Trip Manager and Driver Team and Local Guides

Rome, Venice, Austrian Tyrol, Munich, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Padua, Dachau, Dresden, Belgium, Calais, Dover

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About this trip

Whatever the time of year, these are twelve days that will feel like Christmas because every destination on this trip is a gift. Drift from dreamy Italian squares to Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof where you can choose to unwind or indulge in high- adrenaline adventures. Raise a glass in the beer halls of Munich, admire the Gothic beauty of Prague, party in Berlin and cruise the canals and cafes of Amsterdam. A little bit of everything and a whole lot of fun and memories.

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DAY 1 - Rome to Venice via Padua

Rome

Buono giorno! Meet and greet your new friends and Trip Manager, full of anticipation for the adventures ahead. After a quick gelato, we leave Rome behind and head north to Venice, city of gondolas and good times.


Padua

We’ll stop off along the way for free time and lunch in Padua, a city with history and hipster all rolled into one. Padua university was one of the first in the world and was home to Galileo, but it’s still going strong, giving the city a vibey student feel. It's also worth checking out Giotto’s famous frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel, a kind of amazing medieval comic depicting the life of Christ.

Venice

Who can fail to fall in love with the watery wonderland that is Venice? With no roads, Venice is built on over 100 small islands, with 400 bridges crossing 150 canals including the main Grand Canal, lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. Tonight you could make time for a scenic evening stroll to watch the lights sparkle on the water, with time for plenty more exploring tomorrow.

DAY 2 - Venice

Venice

Buongiorno! Venice is ours for a full and glorious Italian day. We'll start exploring The Floating City by jumping aboard our own private motoscafo boat and cruising the canals en route to the historical heart of the city. Here we'll take selfies at the Bridge of Sighs, see the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square. Next, you have the option to discover hidden Venice with a guided walking tour or a traditional gondola ride, or take a guided cruise out to the UNESCO heritage site of Burano. At this picture-perfect fisherman’s island decorated with gorgeous technicolour houses, you’ll visit a local family restaurant and indulge in the best seafood feast you’ve ever experienced.

DAY 3 - Venice to Austrian Tyrol

Venice

Farewell gentle canals and hello wild Alpine waters.

Austrian Tyrol

As we arrive in the Austrian Tyrol, an optional white-water rafting adventure should get the adrenaline pumping. Once you catch your breath, we'll be resting up in a Contiki Special Stay, a local Austrian Gasthof (guest house) that's waiting for us with open arms. This is the perfect retreat for relaxing and swapping stories, while feasting on authentic Austrian food and local beer prepared fresh on site.

DAY 4 - Austrian Tyrol

Austrian Tyrol

Wake up, peel open your curtains, and take in the magnificence of your view. If you're feeling lively you can jump onto a bike tour through green mountains and waterfalls. If you're feeling really lively you can go tandem paragliding. Not so lively? Stroll around and take in the incredible setting; drink endless hot chocolate, go up a mountain in a gondola or relax at our Gasthof.

DAY 5 - Austrian Tyrol to Munich via Dachau

Austrian Tyrol

Polish off your stay in Austria, with the excitement of our impending visit to Germany.

Dachau

From the Alpine heights we journey to the medieval town of Dachau near the German border, where we'll take a sobering but eye-opening visit to Dachau Concentration Camp memorial. Once the original working 'camp', this memorial houses the stories of a generation never to be forgotten.

Munich

A city renowned for its annual beer festival is a city we need to know about. And luckily, Munich doesn't just turn it on during Oktoberfest, with Bavarian culture – and beer - flowing all summer long. Grab a snap of the famous Glockenspiel clock, explore peaceful gardens or join a bike tour to explore the side streets. Later we’ll raise a stein to the best of times with a visit to a beer hall.

DAY 6 - Munich to Prague

Munich

We'll say farewell to Munich and continue our journey in Munich. The capital of the Czech Republic is fast becoming one of the hottest spots on the European map, and today you find out why...

Prague

We start with a walking tour of the ancient streets, covering the famous Charles Bridge, astronomical clock and St Vitus Cathedral. Later you could choose to Czech out (sorry) some of the local mini breweries on a craft beer tour and dine alfresco in the Old Town Square.

DAY 7 - Prague

Prague

Wake up and explore a UNESCO World Heritage city that’s begging you to come out to play. Roam pretty lanes and romantic courtyards, admiring the colourful baroque buildings and Gothic churches. Or shop for traditional bohemian treasures. Tonight join us for an authentic Czech evening complete with dumplings, goulash and plenty of local beer!


 

DAY 8 - Prague to Berlin via Dresden

Prague

Pack your bags and say your sincere thanks to the Czech Republic for being such a lovely host. As promised, we're heading back to Germany for a bout in Berlin. 

Dresden

A drive from Prague to Berlin wouldn’t be complete without stopping in Dresden. Destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt town is now a symbol of resilience, boasting the born-again beauty of the Opera house, the domed Frauenkirche, & the Royal Residence.

Berlin

On the world map of party vibes, Berlin has a gold star. We've got two nights to explore every inch of this iconic city and we'll kick it off with a tour to learn about its troubled but fascinating past. Once we've gotten acquainted with the key sites, we’ll enjoy an included dinner together, ready for more exploring tomorrow.

DAY 9 - Berlin

Berlin

Today you'll have the chance to really uncover Berlin. You can opt to take a historical walking tour, including a visit to the site of Hitler's bunker. Otherwise, you're free to explore all the obscurities tucked away off the main street of Unter Den Linden, see the Brandenburg gate, discover nature at the Lustgarten, or catch the U-bahn to one of Berlin's quirky neighbourhoods. Or, if you skipped the historical walking tour this morning, there'll be the chance to join an alternative walking tour of the city, showing you a side of Berlin not often seen by tourists. And if you're looking for a night out, now is the perfect time to scope out one of those underground raves or cocktail-lounge-in-the-basement scenarios that Berlin is famous for.

DAY 10 - Berlin to Amsterdam

Berlin

We’ll journey out of Germany today and travel through the gloriously flat Netherlands with Amsterdam in our sights.

Amsterdam

You can start your exploration of this city with an optional trip up the A’DAM tower where (if you’re brave enough to keep your eyes open) you’ll be treated to unparalleled views aboard ‘Over the Edge’, Europe’s highest swing. Later, enjoy an included dinner, knowing that afterwards there’s plenty of nightlife to keep you going until the early hours.

DAY 11 - Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Opportunities in Amsterdam are infinite and the day is yours to explore one of the world’s most unique cities. The final night on our trip together means a chance to join a farewell dinner at the beautiful fishing village of Volendam and an opportunity to cruise the famous canals and revel under the city lights.

Amsterdam

 

DAY 12 - Depart Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Get your tissues ready, it's time to say goodbye to your new Contiki family. We'll escort you to Schiphol Airport by about 10am.

Belgium

For those not leaving us until London, we'll travel south through Belgium - cross another country off your list.

Calais

Dover

London

This afternoon we cross from France to England and then back to London-town, where you'll be left to start dreaming up your next big adventure.

Top Experiences

15 included & 14 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Cruise to the UNESCO-listed island of Burano followed by a sumptuous seafood dinner

    EUR 57.00

    Venice

  • Visit a traditional beer hall

    Included

    Munich

  • Take a funny and fascinating tour through Munich on two wheels with Mike's Bikes

    EUR 22.50

    Munich

  • Feel the unique thrill of White Water Rafting in the stunning Austrian Alps (Summer Only)

    EUR 50.00

    Austrian Tyrol

  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night

    Included

    Amsterdam

  • Pivo and Pubs

    EUR 26.00

    Prague

Rome to London Wanderer

15 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Visit Padua
  • Take a traditional Motoscafo across the iconic lagoon to the island of Venice
  • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square
  • See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas
  • Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles
  • Dinner of traditional Austrian food prepared by Contiki Chefs
  • See this mountain region famous for adventure sports
  • Dinner of traditional Austrian food prepared by Contiki Chefs
  • See the Glockenspiel and Marienplatz
  • Visit a traditional beer hall
  • Reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Dachau Concentration Camp
  • Take a guided walking tour through the winding cobbled streets of Prague
  • See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building
  • See the colourful East side Gallery and the iconic Berlin Wall
  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night

14 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
  • Cruise to the UNESCO-listed island of Burano followed by a sumptuous seafood dinner EUR 57.00
  • Uncover a hidden Venice with an in-depth walking tour followed by an aperitivo EUR 17.00
  • Feel the unique thrill of White Water Rafting in the stunning Austrian Alps (Summer Only) EUR 50.00
  • Soar over the spectacular Austrian Alps on a exhilarating paragliding experience (Summer Only) EUR 132.00
  • Bike along the vibrant green trails of the Austrian Alps followed by a BBQ at our Gasthof (Summer Only) EUR 33.00
  • Take a funny and fascinating tour through Munich on two wheels with Mike's Bikes EUR 22.50
  • Pivo and Pubs EUR 26.00
  • Enjoy an authentic Czech evening with traditional music, dancing & dinner EUR 32.00
  • Historical Walking Tour EUR 11.00
  • Alternative Berlin (Summer Departures Only) EUR 26.00
  • Get a unique perspective of Amsterdam on the enthralling A’DAM Lookout Tower & Swing with a drink EUR 22.00
  • Feast on a seafood or steak dinner in the Dutch fishing village of Volendam EUR 39.00
  • Enjoy Amsterdam from the water on a canal cruise with an on-board bar EUR 30.00

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