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Trail to London

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The one that gives you the bucket-list European highlights across 11 countries from Vienna to London

Travel Style

Iconic Essentials

Take your time and explore in-detail each destination on this trip. Find out more

  • Duration

    16 days

  • Countries

    10 Countries

  • Meals

    15 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Average 46 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

Vienna, Krakow, Budapest, Ljubljana, Venice, Rome, Florence, Swiss Alps, Paris, London, Czech Republic, Auschwitz, Banska Bystrica, Pisa, Calais, Dover

Top Experiences

14 included & 16 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion

    Included

    Budapest

  • See Ljubljana's castle & old town

    Included

    Ljubljana

  • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice

    Included

    Venice

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

    Included

    Paris

  • Learn how to make fresh pasta in Rome's most historic district followed by a pasta dinner

    EUR 50.00

    Rome

  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum

    EUR 41.00

    Rome

Trail to London

14 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Take a moment to reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • Sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill
  • Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion
  • See Ljubljana's castle & old town
  • 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 Colosseum, the Roman Forum, The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona
  • Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration
  • Visit the iconic Tower of Pisa and pose for the classic insta snap
  • 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
  • Visit a French perfumery
  • Drive through the WWI Battlefields on our way to London

16 Free Time Add-Ons

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

  • Pedals and Pierogis EUR 30.00
  • Pivo and Pinball EUR 20.00
  • Take in the beauty of Budapest as you cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast EUR 43.00
  • Szechenyi Baths and Walking Tour EUR 32.00
  • Head to local bars and enjoy authentic cuisine with the Bitemojo app, Ljubljana EUR 24.00
  • 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
  • Learn how to make fresh pasta in Rome's most historic district followed by a pasta dinner EUR 50.00
  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum EUR 41.00
  • Witness Renaissance masterpieces on a guided tour of the holy Vatican City, the smallest country in the world EUR 41.00
  • Welcome to Florence Walking Tour EUR 10.00
  • Get a taste of Tuscany with wine tasting in a 16th century winery, followed by dinner (paired with wines) EUR 45.00
  • Alpine Paragliding EUR 150.00
  • Jungfrau mountain visit EUR 150.00
  • Eat a Parisian feast in the oh-so-chic district of Montmartre EUR 38.00
  • Nouvelle Eve Cabaret Show EUR 82.00

Where I'll Stay?

Learn more about the accommodation available on this trip

  • 15 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    13 nights in Hostel, 2 nights in Hotel

    Snooze in a combination of funky hostels and hotels for 15 nights in same-sex quad-share accommodation.

About this trip

A castle and an old town in Ljubljana. Snails & champagne in Paris. A concentration camp in Krakow. & pizza by a World Heritage Site in Rome. The trail to London is all about balancing the things you've always dreamed of with the things you've not even fathomed. With 11 countries conquered in 16-days, you'll know exactly which places stole your heart & deserve a second visit.

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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. 1 1 night

    Vienna

  2. via via

    Czech Republic

  3. via via

    Auschwitz

  4. 2 2 nights

    Krakow

  5. via via

    Banska Bystrica

  6. 2 2 nights

    Budapest

  7. 1 1 night

    Ljubljana

  8. 1 1 night

    Venice

  9. 2 2 nights

    Rome

  10. 2 2 nights

    Florence

  11. via via

    Pisa

  12. 2 2 nights

    Swiss Alps

  13. 2 2 nights

    Paris

  14. via via

    Calais

  15. via via

    Dover

  16. London

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DAY 1 - Arrive Vienna

Vienna

We'll arrive in Vienna full of excitement and ready for coffee & sachertorte, otherwise known as the world's greatest chocolate cake. Get to know your new travel squad over dinner tonight, and maybe a few schnaps, since we're in Austria after all.

Stay

A&O Vienna Hauptbahnhof (or similar)

DAY 2 - Vienna to Krakow via Auschwitz

Vienna

Rise up travellers and start practicing your Polish pleasantries, we'll be in Krakow later today so they may come in handy. 

Czech Republic

Auschwitz

Today we will change pace once we cross the border, as we drop to an unfamiliar and sobering level by visiting the concentration camp memorials of Auschwitz & Birkenau. Learning and growing is what we travellers do.

Krakow

Then afterwards its onto the city of Krakow, which is now known for its silver mining heritage and tales of mythical dragons. Relax tonight as we have all day tomorrow to explore. 

Stay

Ibis Budget Hotel Krakow Stare Miasto (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take a moment to reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Auschwitz Concentration Camp

DAY 3 - Krakow

Krakow

A Jewish Quarter, a jaw-dropping castle & museums aplenty are just some of the relics found in the relatively untouched Krakow. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed centre should occupy your free time, but conserve some energy for the option to get involved with a Pivo & Pinball evening.

Stay

Ibis Budget Hotel Krakow Stare Miasto (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Pedals and Pierogis

    EUR 30.00

  • Pivo and Pinball

    EUR 20.00

DAY 4 - Krakow to Budapest via Banska Bystrica

Krakow

Alpine scenery and traditional villages will make our departure from Krakow more manageable. Particularly with the knowledge that we have Budapest coming up in the eve.

Banska Bystrica

Pastel painted and manicured to perfection, Banska Bystrica is a lunch break that will charm you to no end. Being in Slovakia, it's also your chance to brag 3 countries in one day - you crazy globetrotter you.

Budapest

Welcome to Hungary! Coming in at number 3 on our list of countries ticked off through the day. From the moment we arrive in the river split city, you'll understand why we needed a couple of nights here. Waste no time getting involved with Budapest by joining the optional river cruise and dinner. 

Stay

Wombats Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take in the beauty of Budapest as you cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast

    EUR 43.00

DAY 5 - Budapest

Budapest

The day is yours to tackle Budapest however you see fit. After all the travelling we've done, you've probably earned yourself an afternoon soaking in the cities famous outdoor thermal pools set amongst Art Nouveau architecture. Blissed out in Budapest - there's an insta caption for you. If gardens, fountains, pools and ruins are the call of your day, put St Margaret Island top and centre of your to do list. 

Stay

Wombats Hostel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Szechenyi Baths and Walking Tour

    EUR 32.00

DAY 6 - Budapest to Ljubljana

Budapest

This morning we say goodbye to the city of Budapest and head south to Slovenia! Though the name Ljubljana might not be as well known as Budapest, that doesn't diminish its delight as a European city. In fact, its undiscovered charm is all part of the fascination...

Ljubljana

Aesthetically wonderful and filled with youthful moods, Ljubljana is one to love for its off the tourist trail vibes and casual attitude. Without a list of monuments to tick off, you're free to get cozy in a cafe and lap up the endless local feels.

Stay

Ljubljana Resort (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Ljubljana's castle & old town

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Head to local bars and enjoy authentic cuisine with the Bitemojo app, Ljubljana

    EUR 24.00

DAY 7 - 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 imagine. Yes, you'll feel like you're part of an Italian fairytale. Yes, you are actually hanging out in the gondola clad floating city of Venice! A private boat ride, gothic architecture and a web of lanes to explore will keep your day filled quite nicely. 

Stay

A&O Venice Mestre Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • 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

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • 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

DAY 8 - Venice to Rome

Venice

Farewell floating city, but Italy, we're not done with you yet, our next destination the Eternal City is just around the corner.

Rome

The afternoon will really take it up a notch as we uncover Italian icons in the country's capital of Rome as you get a glimpse of it's glory by night. Gelato, pizza and ancient monuments - perfecto!

Stay

Yellow Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Learn how to make fresh pasta in Rome's most historic district followed by a pasta dinner

    EUR 50.00

DAY 9 - Rome

Rome

Rome wasn't built in a day but we sure can try and see it all in one day!

Rome

Snap pink azaleas by the Colosseum, throw coins in fountains and sip espresso in a pretty street watching Italian life float by.

Stay

The Yellow Hostel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum

    EUR 41.00

DAY 10 - Rome to Florence

Rome

We may be hitting the road again, but we're not done with Rome just yet. Make the most of it this morning with our Local Guide's optional tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Then afterwards, we hit the road as we have one more city in Italy to lust over…

Florence

For those of you not familiar with the whole Florence deal, we have two words for you: it's heaven. Potter along the River Arno, be totally Tuscan with a drop of Chianti wine, and take in the beauty of the city and its protruding Duomo Cathedral.

Stay

Sette Santi (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Witness Renaissance masterpieces on a guided tour of the holy Vatican City, the smallest country in the world

    EUR 41.00

DAY 11 - Florence

Florence

Today is a perfect balance of guided wisdom, food and free time to roam. Take the opportunity to explore streets bursting with heritage and delicious flavours in an optional street food walking tour, or take yourself to the local markets and down some gelato. Tonight you can choose to end your Tuscan love affair at an optional dinner - think olive oil tasting, each meal matched with a locally produced wine and more.

Stay

Sette Santi (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Welcome to Florence Walking Tour

    EUR 10.00

  • Get a taste of Tuscany with wine tasting in a 16th century winery, followed by dinner (paired with wines)

    EUR 45.00

DAY 12 - Florence to Swiss Alps via Pisa

Florence

Hopefully by now you are head to toe in fresh leather, you've eaten your bodyweight in antipasto, and you're feeling fresh as a daisy and ready to farewell Florence. 

Pisa

No trip around Europe is complete without seeing the world's most famous #AwkwardLean, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Once you've got that perfect snap of you holding the thing up like you're Arnold Schwarzenegger, we'll be on the fast-track to the Swiss Alps. 

Swiss Alps

Bunking down amid fairytale snowcapped mountains tonight shows how far we've come since golden Florence this morning, and that right there is the magic of Europe. Tomorrow we'll set out to explore this magical land of cheese, chocolate and watches.

Stay

Adventure Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit the iconic Tower of Pisa and pose for the classic insta snap

DAY 13 - Swiss Alps

Swiss Alps

Open the window of your room & drink in the incredible view - if you can find words or photos that do it justice, we applaud you! If you're feeling audacious, opt to take a trip to a Swiss mountain with your travel crew, or feel free to explore this classic European adventure town.

Stay

Adventure Hostel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Alpine Paragliding

    EUR 150.00

  • Jungfrau Mountain

    EUR 150.00

DAY 14 - Swiss Alps to Paris

Swiss Alps

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

Passing through the gorgeous Burgundy region, we'll reach Paris and enjoy an included dinner before a chance to explore the glittering city of lights.

Stay

Jo & Joe (or similar)

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

DAY 15 - Paris

Paris

Fragonard Perfumery now there's a place to check in on Facebook! And stock up on perfume, obviously. Especially given the greatly discounted prices and authenticity of buying in France. Later you can moan over haute couture you can't afford, admire the Notre Dame Cathedral whilst juggling coffee and crêpes, & get artsy at the many museums of the Louvre. Just don't wear yourself out, you will probably want to get involved with dinner and a cabaret show. With your last night looming, make it one to remember in the city of lights.

Stay

Jo & Joe (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit a French perfumery

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Eat a Parisian feast in the oh-so-chic district of Montmartre

    EUR 38.00

  • Watch a succession of performers whirl by as you sip champagne at a Parisian Cabaret Show

    EUR 82.00

DAY 16 - Paris to London

Paris

Soak up your last dose of Paris and feel the astonishment of how much you've seen on this trip. And how close you've grown to your loved-up Contiki collective. 

Calais

Dover

London

What a journey, if you've chosen to end your trip on arrival in London say a fond farewell to the remainder of your group as you wrap up the journey on arrival. 

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Drive through the WWI Battlefields on our way to London

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

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