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This one does Rome to Paris in a week hitting up the Swiss Alps on the way

Travel Style

Iconic Essentials

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

  • Duration

    8 days

  • Places

    8 places

  • Meals

    7 Breakfast, 2 Dinner

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Average 45 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

  • International Flights

    Included

Rome, Florence, Swiss Alps, Paris, London, Pisa, Calais, Dover

Top Experiences

10 included & 7 free time add-ons available to add later

  • 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

  • Sample Champagne & Escargot

    Included

    Paris

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10 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Leather craft demonstration
  • Visit the iconic Tower of Pisa and pose for the classic insta snap
  • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne (Winter Only)
  • View the Lion Museum (Winter Only)
  • Visit a Watch Shop and Chocolate Shop (Winter Only)
  • 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
  • Sample Champagne & Escargot
  • Visit a French perfumery
  • Drive through the WWI Battlefields on our way to London

7 Free Time Add-Ons

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

  • 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?

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  • 7 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    7 nights in Hotel or Hostel

    Snooze in a combination of funky hostels and hotels for 7 nights in same-sex quad-share accommodation.

About this trip

Limited budget to rock Europe but don't want to compromise? This trip hits up London, Rome & Paris plus ancient ruins & alpine views in 8 days. Starting in Rome for pizza & history, we'll parade through the breath-taking Alpine views of Switzerland and fall in love with romantic Paris, before arriving in the one-and-only city of London. On the way we'll take time to snap pictures of the Vatican, Tuscany, Florence, Swiss villages & Lake Como, laze around the Leaning Tower of Pisa, as well as attempting to devour snails & wash them down with French champagne. Europe, it's been real.

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    Reserve your space now with a deposit, pay the rest 45 days before departure

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Map & Itinerary

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

Nights spent per location

  1. 1 1 night

    Rome

  2. 2 2 nights

    Florence

  3. via via

    Pisa

  4. 2 2 nights

    Swiss Alps

  5. 2 2 nights

    Paris

  6. via via

    Calais

  7. via via

    Dover

  8. London

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DAY 1 - Arrive Rome

Rome

Buon giorno! Welcome to the Eternal City. Head out and explore some of the sights before tonight when you'll get a chance to meet your travel squad over dinner and plan your next epic week together!

Stay

The Yellow Hostel (or similar)

DAY 2 - 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

Autopark Hotel (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 3 - 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

Autopark Hotel (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 4 - 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 5 - 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)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne (Winter Only)

  • View the Lion Museum (Winter Only)

  • Visit a Watch Shop and Chocolate Shop (Winter Only)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Alpine Paragliding

    EUR 150.00

  • Jungfrau Mountain (Summer Only)

    EUR 150.00

DAY 6 - 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

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, then to celebrate our first night in the city, we'll pop the champagne & experiment with escargot.

Stay

Ibis La Villette Cite des Sciences Hotel Paris (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

  • Sample Champagne & Escargot

DAY 7 - 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

Ibis La Villette Cite des Sciences Hotel Paris (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 8 - Paris to London

Paris

Soak up your last dose of Paris and feel the astonishment of how much you've seen in 8 days. 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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Frequently Asked Questions

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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 in all places except Greece, 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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Our great deals and offers are only in market for a limited time are subject to pay in full deadlines. If you cannot pay in full by the specified date shown alongside the offer/deal you can still  lock in the trip date of your choice at our Standard Price where normal payment terms of pay in full 45 days prior to your trip departing apply.  Visit the deals page for the full terms & conditions. Discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip).