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The one that takes you from historic Eastern Europe to French vineyards, plus the Swiss Alps & Italy's highlights

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  • Duration

    19 days

  • Countries

    10 Countries

  • Meals

    18 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners, 1 Regional Dinner

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Maximum 53 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Austrian Tyrol, Hopfgarten, Ljubljana, Venice, Rome, Sorrento, Florence, Milan, Lucerne, Beaujolais, Paris, London, Auschwitz, Banska Bystrica, Vatican City, Pompeii, Calais, Dover

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About this trip

On this trip we’ll cross Europe from East to West, checking off plenty of bucket list sights along the way. Take in the cultural hotspots of Eastern Europe, peak your adrenaline with watersports in the Austrian Alps, discover five of the most dreamy Italian destinations, raise a glass of Beaujolais at Contiki’s very own Chateau and soak up the Parisian sights before crossing the Channel to London with a backpack bursting with memories.


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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
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Nights spent per location

  1. Warsaw

  2. via via

    Auschwitz

  3. 2 2 nights

    Krakow

  4. via via

    Banska Bystrica

  5. 2 2 nights

    Budapest

  6. 2 2 nights

    Austrian Tyrol

  7. 1 1 night

    Ljubljana

  8. 1 1 night

    Venice

  9. 2 2 nights

    Rome

  10. via via

    Vatican City

  11. via via

    Pompeii

  12. 2 2 nights

    Sorrento

  13. 1 1 night

    Florence

  14. 1 1 night

    Milan

  15. 1 1 night

    Lucerne

  16. 1 1 night

    Beaujolais

  17. 2 2 nights

    Paris

  18. via via

    Calais

  19. via via

    Dover

  20. London

+10 more

DAY 1 - Warsaw to Krakow via Auschwitz

Warsaw

Welcome aboard! Wave ‘pa!’ to Warsaw, we have our sights set on Krakow this morning.


Auschwitz

En route, we’ll stop off at the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp for a sobering reminder of Poland’s dark past.

Krakow

Once the capital of Poland, Krakow is now known for its rich history, tasty pretzels, excellent vintage markets (you heard it from us) and salt mining heritage. Tonight you’ll have time to explore the local restaurants for a traditional dinner, then you can rest up knowing we have all day tomorrow to get our Krakow on. 


 

Stay

Vienna House Easy Cracow (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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

DAY 2 - Krakow

Krakow

Good morning Poland! Today is all about getting up close and personal with Krakow life. We’ll cover the basics on our included sightseeing tour in the morning, and you have a free afternoon to stroll the charming streets of Krakow. Check out Kazimierz, the UNESCO-listed Old Town & historic Jewish Quarter with its jumble of street art, vintage markets, crumbling cafes & 14th century synagogue.  An optional Pierogi making class will keep us entertained into the evening.

Stay

Vienna House Easy Cracow (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Guided sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Learn how to make traditional Pierogi (Polish dumplings) followed by dinner, Krakow

    EUR 32.00

DAY 3 - Krakow to Budapest via Banska Bystrica

Krakow

Waving ‘pa!’ to Warsaw, we have our sights set on Krakow this morning.


 

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. Take you're time exploring this evening, stop for a drink in a ruin bar tucked away in the Jewish Quarter and keep our eyes peeled for a delicious Langos. 

Stay

Ibis Budapest City South (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Locally guided sightseeing & walking tour of Budapest including the Royal Palace, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

DAY 4 - Budapest

Budapest

Those still keen to explore can jump on the Budapest Past and Present Tour and continue learning about this incredible city. The House of Terror, the Parliament Building and more, we will take you on a journey of old and new. After all the beauty and knowledge you soaked up yesterday at the church of St Matthias, the Royal Palace and the Chain Bridge, you’ll probably be feeling like a day soaking in the city's famous outdoor thermal pools, set amongst Art Nouveau architecture while getting a bargain-priced massage. As the evening draws in, why not take an optional River Cruise and dinner? Gliding across the shimmering night-lit river of Danube, you’ll get to experience the beautiful sights of Budapest while enjoying a delicious al-la-carte Hungarian feast.

Stay

Ibis Budapest City South (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Locally guided sightseeing & walking tour of Budapest including the Royal Palace, 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 to Austrian Tyrol

Budapest

Bye bye Budapest, your unique charm will remain in our hearts forever. Hitting the road, we’ll journey west and cross-country through Hungary and into Austria.


Austrian Tyrol

Late this afternoon we arrive in Hopfgarten and will be welcomed with open arms to Contiki's very own Austrian Gasthof (guesthouse). Before we settle in, we'll get outside and explore the dreamy setting we'll call home for the next two nights. This is also your chance to sign up for some wild water sports - whitewater rafting in the breath-taking Austrian Tyrol. Tonight is a welcome evening which means a traditional Austrian meal lovingly prepared for us by our on-site Contiki chefs, and tomorrow we'll get into the swing of things with more of the adventure activities this town is famous for.


Stay

Contiki Haus Schöneck (Special Stay)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

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

    EUR 50.00

DAY 6 - 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.


Stay

Contiki Haus Schöneck (Special Stay)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • 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

DAY 7 - Austrian Tyrol to Ljubljana

Hopfgarten

Farewell life in the blissful Austrian Alps, but the enchanting allure of Slovenia lies ahead as we make our way to the capital city of Ljubljana.


Ljubljana

Although you might find nods to neighbouring countries, a distinct identity within Slovenian culture has evolved from the melody of influences surrounding it. After our guided walking tour, you’ll have the chance to explore the bohemian art district of Metelkova Mesto, sit by one of Ljubljana’s atmospheric watercourses or sign up for a BiteMojo food tour of the city. 


Stay

B&B Hotel Ljubljana Park (Or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

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

    EUR 24.00

DAY 8 - 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. 

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • 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

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 9 - Venice to Rome

Venice

Farewell floating city, but Italy, we're not done with you yet, our next destination the Eternal City of Rome 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 - perfetto!

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Peel back the layers of Rome's history on a city walking tour including the Trevi Fountain

DAY 10 - Rome

Rome

Rise and shine, Rome awaits us! Today will be a whirlwind of Roman architecture and bucket list sights as we uncover all of Rome’s key features, from the Colosseum to St Peters Basilica, and even the Vatican City. Not enough? There’s also the option to head back in time and discover Rome of the Emperors and Gladiators.
 

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • 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

DAY 11 - Rome to Sorrento via Pompeii

Rome

Full of gelato and memories, we’ll bid ‘ciao’ to Bella Roma and head south for Sorrento, with a special stop on the way.

Pompeii

Driving down the coast today, we have the option to check out the ruins of Pompeii, the fascinating Roman town that was destroyed by Vesuvius and then perfectly preserved in volcanic ash. 


Sorrento

Soak up the sweeping views on route to gorgeous Sorrento, where sun-bleached pastel houses perch along cliffs, tumbling down to the Mediterranean sea. Here you’ll have the chance to treat yourself with a visit to La Sorgente, a nearby locally-owned family mozzarella farm, for an authentic Italian meal complete with fresh homemade mozzarella, rich olive oil and sunshine-coloured limoncello.


FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Learn the art of Pizza Making and Wine Production at a sustainable family owned farm

  • Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii

    EUR 24.50

DAY 12 - Sorrento

Sorrento

Today you’ll have the chance to wander the cobbled streets of Sorrento or visit the glamorous Isle of Capri. With its gorgeous cragged coastline and opulent cafes, it's easy to see why this is such a playground for the rich and famous. An optional Capri cruise will let you check out the iconic blue grotto, as well as take plenty of swim stops for a dip in the clear blue waters. Tonight we’ll enjoy a tasty real Napolitano-style dinner with ‘the best pizza in Sorrento’ at Pizzeria Trianon.


FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Capri Cruise

DAY 13 - Sorrento to Florence

Sorrento

See you, Sorrento! Thanks for making our Instagram feeds look like shoots for Italian Vogue! 
 

Florence

The famous dome of Duomo Cathedral sits above the city, making certain we know we have arrived in Florence. Tonight you can continue your Tuscan love affair with a stroll along River Arno & ponder the prettiness of Florence over another vino or two. 

Stay

Autopark (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria on a locally guided walking tour of Florence

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Certosan Monastery and Tuscan Evening

    EUR 50.00

DAY 14 - Florence to Milan

Florence

Florence, you’ve been a dream, but today will see us moving onwards and upwards to Milan.


Milan

Arriving in super-chic Milan, where Italy’s fashionistas and divas alike gather in their droves, you can find bucket list sights like the famous Milan Duomo, Galleria and La Scala. Here you’ll have the option to sign up for an EatWith Milan foodie experience, dining in the home of a local who'll teach you how he makes pasta like a pro, before feeding you a delicious meal of local specialties.

Stay

BB Hotel Sesto Milano (Or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Dine on Italian family recipes in the homes of locals with EatWith, Milan

    EUR 35.00

DAY 15 - Milan to Lucerne

Milan

Leaving Milan this morning we’ll be saying a final ‘ciao’ to Italy, but the dreamy destinations don’t stop coming as we cross the border over the Swiss Alps.


Lucerne

With magical views unfolding outside our windows we'll find ourselves in Switzerland, pulling up in the fairytale town of Lucerne, famous for its wooden bridges, cobbled lanes and beautiful setting against the lake it's named after. Here you'll have the chance to ascend Mt Pilatus on the world’s steepest (and most charming) cogwheel railway, or take an optional lake cruise, giving yourself a better look at the epic Swiss Alps reflected off the water. Our other recommendation for tonight? Swiss chocolate.


 

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 (Summer Only)

    EUR 25.00

DAY 16 - Lucerne to Beaujolais Wine Region

Lucerne

It's been sweet, but our time in Lucerne is up this morning. Out with the altitude, in with the French countryside bliss. We'll jump back onto our coach to cross the border out of Switzerland and into France. 


Beaujolais

Rolling into the Beaujolais region of France amidst vineyards, we'll arrive at Contiki’s very own 16th century Château. This might just be our most decadent accommodation yet, complete with newly-renovated bedrooms & bathrooms, an on-site nightclub, artwork in every room, a games room, and a powder room for makeup and hair. And we haven't even shown you the pool or the gardens yet! Tonight we'll start off with an included dinner and wine tasting here at the Château, because, when in France...

Stay

Chateau De Cruix (Special Stay)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Enjoy an included dinner using fresh local produce prepared by Contiki Chefs

DAY 17 - Beaujolais to Paris

Beaujolais

Wake yourself up with some morning yoga on the Chateau's lawn, survey the garden and give those limbs a good stretch before we pack up for Paris today.


Paris

Lamp-lit bridges, a sparkling Eiffel Tower, & evening coffee haunts, tonight we fall in love with everything Paris. After an included dinner at the hotel, our Trip Manager will fill us in on the city's secrets with a dreamy night-time tour of the 'city of lights', passing the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral. We’ll also take a trip up the Montparnasse Tower for the best views of the Eiffel Tower you’ll find anywhere in Paris.

Stay

Ibis Paris Porte de Bagnolet (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Find your morning zen with some morning yoga on the lawns of our exclusive 16th century Chateau

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

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

  • Get a panoramic view of Paris from the Montparnasse Tower

DAY 18 - Paris

Paris

Pastries, paintings, perfume - Paris is ours! First we’ll visit the glamorous Fragonard perfumery for a lesson in the olfactory arts, then the time is yours to roam tree-lined quartiers, explore Notre Dame Cathedral, hunt for vintage treasures in Le Marais, or get arty in the galleries of the Louvre. Can you believe it’s our last night together? You’ll have the chance to make it count with can-can girls & champagne over dinner at an optional Nouvelle Eve cabaret show.


Stay

Ibis Paris Porte de Bagnolet (Or similar)

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 19 - Paris to London

Paris

Soak up your last dose of 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 pals.

Calais

Dover

London

What a journey! On arrival in London say a fond farewell to the group - the adventure has come to an end.

Top Experiences

16 included & 18 free time add-ons available to add later

  • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria on a locally guided walking tour of Florence

    Included

    Florence

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

    EUR 50.00

    Austrian Tyrol

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

    EUR 41.00

    Rome

  • Peel back the layers of Rome's history on a city walking tour including the Trevi Fountain

    Included

    Rome

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

    Included

    Paris

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

    Included

    Budapest

Warsaw to London Vistas

16 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Take a moment to reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • Guided 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
  • Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion
  • See this mountain region famous for adventure sports
  • 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
  • Peel back the layers of Rome's history on a city walking tour including the Trevi Fountain
  • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria on a locally guided walking tour of Florence
  • Enjoy an included dinner using fresh local produce prepared by Contiki Chefs
  • Unwind on the lawn with Yoga
  • Take a dreamy nighttime tour of the 'city of lights', Paris
  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Get a panoramic view of Paris from the Montparnasse Tower
  • Visit a French perfumery

18 Free Time Add-Ons

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

  • Learn how to make traditional Pierogi (Polish dumplings) followed by dinner, Krakow EUR 32.00
  • Take in the beauty of Budapest as you cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast EUR 43.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Learn the art of Pizza Making and Wine Production at a sustainable family owned farm
  • Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii EUR 24.50
  • Capri Cruise
  • Certosan Monastery and Tuscan Evening EUR 50.00
  • Dine on Italian family recipes in the homes of locals with EatWith, Milan EUR 35.00
  • Swiss Mountain EUR 54.00
  • Take a cruise along the glittering Lake Lucerne, framed by the Swiss Alps (Summer Only) EUR 25.00
  • Nouvelle Eve Dinner and Show EUR 124.00

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