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The one that will make you fall in love with a traditional European winter, fairy lights and all

Travel Style

Discoverer

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

  • Duration

    24 days

  • Countries

    12 Countries

  • Meals

    23 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Average 45 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

London, Paris, Lucerne, Lyon, Barcelona, French Riviera, Florence, Rome, Venice, Vienna, Munich, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Dover, Calais, Monaco, Pisa, Vatican City, Mauthausen, Dresden, Belgium

Top Experiences

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

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

    Included

    Paris

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

    Included

    Paris

  • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

    Included

    Lucerne

  • Watch performers whirl by as you sip champagne in your VIP Moulin Rouge seats, accompanied by dinner

    EUR 160.00

    Paris

  • Tuscan Evening

    EUR 46.00

    Florence

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

    EUR 41.00

    Rome

Winter Wanderer

33 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • 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
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover
  • See Chablis & Burgundy vineyards
  • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
  • View the Lion Monument
  • See Gaudi's Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex
  • Explore Barcelona's Gothic beauty on a walking tour including Las Ramblas
  • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur
  • See the Royal Palace in Monaco and the Monte Carlo casino
  • Visit the iconic Tower of Pisa and pose for the classic insta snap
  • Discover Renaissance Florence on foot including the statue of David, Ponte Vecchio & the Medici Palace
  • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria
  • Leather craft demonstration
  • Special access Rome sightseeing tour
  • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona
  • See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City
  • 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 Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House
  • Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road
  • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz
  • Visit a traditional beer hall
  • Reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Mauthausen Concentration Camp
  • See Hradčany Castle and the Cathedral of St. Vitus
  • Visit the Old Town Square and see the Astronomical Clock
  • See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House and Frauenkirche
  • Visit the richly historical city of Dresden that was decimated in WW2 and then reborn
  • See the site of Checkpoint Charlie
  • See East Side Gallery
  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night

18 Free Time Add-Ons

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

  • Watch performers whirl by as you sip champagne in your VIP Moulin Rouge seats, accompanied by dinner EUR 160.00
  • Swiss Mountain EUR 54.00
  • Swiss Fondue Lunch EUR 38.00
  • Take a cruise along the glittering Lake Lucerne, framed by the Swiss Alps EUR 25.00
  • Flamenco Show with Dinner EUR 64.00
  • Nice Bike Ride EUR 25.00
  • Indulge in a French four-course spread in glamorous Monaco EUR 41.00
  • Tuscan Evening EUR 46.00
  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum EUR 41.00
  • Vatican Tour EUR 41.00
  • Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional gondola EUR 23.00
  • Uncover a hidden Venice with an in-depth walking tour followed by an aperitivo EUR 17.00
  • Cruise to the UNESCO-listed island of Burano followed by sumptuous seafood lunch EUR 57.00
  • Experience Austria’s cultural heritage with a Mozart & Strauss concert EUR 32.50
  • Enjoy an authentic Czech evening with traditional music, dancing & dinner EUR 32.00
  • Historical Walking Tour EUR 11.00
  • 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

Where I'll Stay?

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  • 23 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    23 nights in Hotel

    You and your new besties will be snuggling up into twin or triple-share hotel rooms - some quirky, some grandiose and some homely. For a little bit extra, you can also opt to upgrade your own accommodation to your own room.

About this trip

Christmas markets, hot mulled wine, open fires & overcoats - unlike many places, Europe comes alive & fills with magic during the months of Winter. Sip coffee in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral, warm up over Ravioli in Rome, & visit a traditional beer hall in Germany. With 24-days to explore, you'll be feeling à la maison in no time. 

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Map & Itinerary

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

Nights spent per location

  1. London

  2. via via

    Dover

  3. via via

    Calais

  4. 2 2 nights

    Paris

  5. 2 2 nights

    Lucerne

  6. 1 1 night

    Lyon

  7. 2 2 nights

    Barcelona

  8. 2 2 nights

    French Riviera

  9. via via

    Monaco

  10. via via

    Pisa

  11. 1 1 night

    Florence

  12. 2 2 nights

    Rome

  13. via via

    Vatican City

  14. 2 2 nights

    Venice

  15. 2 2 nights

    Vienna

  16. via via

    Mauthausen

  17. 1 1 night

    Munich

  18. 2 2 nights

    Prague

  19. via via

    Dresden

  20. 2 2 nights

    Berlin

  21. 2 2 nights

    Amsterdam

  22. via via

    Belgium

  23. via via

    Calais

  24. via via

    Dover

  25. London

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DAY 1 - London to Paris

London

Wandering around Europe winter style commences right now in London town. A few pleasantries and last minute snack grabs will take place before we hit the road in search of Paris. 

Dover

A few hours in and your jaws are already on the floor. These chalk cliffs that edge the English coastline are known as the White Cliffs of Dover, the first of many natural beauties we'll see on tour. 

Calais

On arrival in France we'll be in Calais, where we will take in the history of World War I battlefields as we pass the Valley of the Somme and Vimy Ridge. This sobering reminder of the war, and a historical talk will help us remind ourselves of the days gone by.

Paris

Kicking off night one, we arrive in none other than the lust-worthy Paris! We know you've been dreaming of the sights of the city since way back when, so it's straight down to business as we start out right with a night tour to kick things off, marvelling at the city lit up by night and sparkling with romance from the top of the Montparnasse Tower (our treat, of course). City of love, city of light, city of bridges, Paris is known in many ways, and loved the world over. Cheese, wine, blockbuster sights at every corner, museums, shopping, the list is endless and the good times are only just beginning. 

Stay

Ibis Porte d'Orleans Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • 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

  • See the White Cliffs of Dover

DAY 2 - Paris

Paris

Rug up - complete with French beret - and hit the streets for croissants and coffee. Paris is your oyster (or snail) today - an open book with pages begging to be turned. Walk the endless galleries of the Louvre, admire high-end garb on the Left Bank, stopping for a bottle of wine and some cheese - essential fuel for exploring the city. For those itching for spending, take in the vintage shops of the Marais or St Germain and it's cute cobbled streets where people watching is essential. Tonight treat yourself with an optional dinner and show to top it all off - the Moulin Rouge, might we add. Music, dancing, and an obligatory photo in front of the famous windmill. Life = complete. Because when in Paris...

Stay

Ibis Porte d'Orleans Hotel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Watch performers whirl by as you sip champagne in your VIP Moulin Rouge seats, accompanied by dinner

    EUR 160.00

DAY 3 - Paris to Lucerne

Paris

Enjoying the cozy vibes of a legitimate winter, we take things up a notch this morning and head to the Swiss Alps. The journey there will be a poem of scenic vineyards of the Burgandy region, and French countryside. 

Lucerne

Just when you think France is the most scenic place on Earth, we make a border cross into Switzerland; comparing the two would be completely inequitable. Let us paint a picture, Lucerne can only be described as gorgeous. Cobbled streets, mountain backdrops, swans floating past on a glassy lake, and the lure of fondue on the horizon, this is one spot you won't be forgetting fast. Rest well tonight knowing the winter wonderland of Lucerne is ours all day tomorrow. 

Stay

Ibis Budget Hotel Luzern City (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Chablis & Burgundy vineyards

DAY 4 - Lucerne

Lucerne

When it's cold at home you just want to curl up in bed. But when it's cold in Europe, you just want to bounce out with endless vigor and explore those Swiss mountain chills. Start the day by opting to head up one of the famous mountain's of the region, for some of the greatest views in Europe, maybe even spotting some traditional horn players if the day is right.  Back in town later, there's no shortage of things to do. Cross the Wooden Chapel Bridge, dating back to 1333 and the oldest covered bridge in Europe. Hungry? Opt for a deliciously creamy cheese fondue lunch to keep hunger pangs at bay before seeing more of the city, tempting yourself with chocolate, or treat yourself to a watch along the way, another famous Swiss export. Dream day! 

Stay

Ibis Budget Hotel Luzern City (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

  • View the Lion Monument

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Swiss Mountain

    EUR 54.00

  • Indulge in traditional Swiss cheese fondue with a side of rosti

    EUR 38.00

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

    EUR 25.00

DAY 5 - Lucerne to Lyon

Lucerne

Though we left France in body, part of our spirit stayed behind. Today we leave Lucerne to go pick it up, venturing to the country's second biggest city for 1-night of play before Spain. 

Lyon

After rolling past the charming French countryside we grew very fond of, we'll pull up at Lyon where a charming Old Town is calling our names. Lyon is the gastronomic capital of France, so we'll head off in search of a quaint 'bouchon'  to sample the local delicacies. Topped off with some beaujolais wine, but of course. 

Stay

B&B Hotel Lyon Ouest Tassin (or similar)

DAY 6 - Lyon to Barcelona

Lyon

It's Spain day today, and we are ready. Out of Lyon & through the Pyrénées mountains in search of Barcelona - that's today's plan of attack. 

Barcelona

Year-round and Monday to Sunday, Barcelona is a hive of festive activities. The Catalonian capital's energy will capture your heart in an instant. Sunshine year round, great food and even better locals, here's just a start of the never-ending list of greatness. Channel Gaudi at Sagrada Familia, and Parc Guell,being sure to devour enough sangria and tapas to see your heart content. We'll start with panoramic views from the Mont Juic, and the 1992 Olympic Stadium before its back to the city to let the good times roll. 

Stay

Park Puxtet (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Gaudi's Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex

DAY 7 - Barcelona

Barcelona

Cobbled lanes of the Gothic Quarter, strolling the famous La Rambla, dotted with wild Spanish architecture will season our day to perfection on our walking tour this morning as your guide uncovers the in's and out's of the city. There's plenty of free time to roam free and take in all this city has to offer. Head to the beach, get your Gaudi fix - essential for those in search of some incredible and to see to be believed architecture. Just don't tire yourself out - chances are you'll want to partake in the evening of Flamenco fun, sure to warm up the body and the soul! 

Stay

Park Puxtet (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Explore Barcelona's Gothic beauty on a walking tour including Las Ramblas

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Flamenco Show with Dinner

    EUR 64.00

DAY 8 - Barcelona to French Riviera

Barcelona

As smitten as we are by Barcelona, we have more of Europe to conquer. Much, much more... 

French Riviera

You're not a real celebrity until you've frolicked on the French Riviera. And who are we to keep you off the A-List? Sapphire waters & endless glamour and colourful buildings of the town will be on show as we roll past this glitzy coastline. Tonight, we get local on the cobbled lanes of Old Town Nice, the Vielle Ville where we'll indulge on a much anticipated dinner of local delights. If you're not too full, we'll head to a local bar to see Nice by night, and celebrate just how life good is. 

Stay

Hotel Busby Nice (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur

DAY 9 - French Riviera including Monaco

French Riviera

Fragonard Perfumery in the French Riviera, now there's a place to check out! And stock up on perfume, obviously. Especially given the greatly discounted prices and authenticity of buying in France. What else? Grab roller blades or a bike and jet down the promenade, or the more keen can head up to the Chateau at the top of the hill for some of the city's best views. 

Monaco

Please tell us you didn't throw away all of your pennies on perfume today? Because you're going to want a few spare coins tonight so you can play fancy. We're seeing the Monte Carlo Casino & the Royal Palace in Monaco where glitz, glamour and fast cars are seen on every corner. Ladies and gents dressed to the nines, and as they say, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em! Opt for dinner and refuel before the high rolling, there's a three-course meal guaranteed to set the mouth watering, complete with some wine to set the scene. The night is young!

French Riviera

After a night on the blackjack table it's back to the coast and to bed, the next part of the adventure starts tomorrow. 

Stay

Hotel Busby Nice (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Royal Palace in Monaco and the Monte Carlo casino

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Nice Bike Ride

    EUR 25.00

  • Indulge in a French four-course spread in glamorous Monaco

    EUR 41.00

DAY 10 - French Riviera to Florence via Pisa

French Riviera

Today we say our farewells to the French Riviera and take our first jaunt into Italy. Pizza, pasta, & charming locals are about to warm us from the inside out. 

Pisa

As if we were going to head straight to Florence without a sneaky side trip to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Depriving you of the chance to perfect the holding-up-the-tower shot would be down right criminal. 

Florence

We are now nesting in Tuscany within the breathtaking city of Florence, and tomorrow will see you uncover it all.  Tonight you can choose to begin your Tuscan love affair at a dinner nestled in the hillsides flanked by cyprus trees and terracotta villas - think olives, cured meats, crostini & wine with live music to complete the scene. Conserve some energy back in town for some disco dancing on offer in one of the city's coolest clubs. 

Stay

3-4 Star Standard Hotel

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Tuscan Evening

    EUR 46.00

DAY 11 - Florence to Rome

Florence

Today will be split nicely between two of Italy's best cities, with Rome on our afternoon to-do list. Frolicking around Florence will mark our morning, with our local guide taking us behind the scenes & revealing the city's cultural beginnings. All the big sights will be complimented by a leather craft demonstration, part of Florence's artisan history. 

Rome

After a  journey of ohhs and ahhs past cypress trees and olive groves, we'll be kickin' it in Rome. Wasting no time uncovering the city, we'll see some of the biggest Italian icons including the  Colosseum & the Vatican City. Make gelato high priority in your free time - even in winter this box be must get ticked! 

Stay

3-4 Star Standard Hotel

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Discover Renaissance Florence on foot including the statue of David, Ponte Vecchio & the Medici Palace

  • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria

  • Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration

  • Special access Rome sightseeing tour

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

  • See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City

DAY 12 - Rome

Rome

You could explore one of the world's greatest icons this morning, and walk in the footsteps of gladiators, it's hard to believe these sights still exist, and when in Rome of couse! If an unveiling of the Colosseum isn't your jam, make the day your own and do all the quintessential Italian things, like sipping endless espressos while the world rides by on Vespa. We recommend heading to the Trastevere for the ultimate people watching, over a steaming bowl of carbonara in its true home, flanked by a caprese salad of fresh tomatoes, creamy mozarella and basil. 

Vatican City

When in Rome...take an optional guided tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Religious or not, the Vatican's Italian Renaissance church will send shivers down your spine. This is also the day to learn a thing or two about the Colosseum & do a bit of your own exploring. Espressos and people watching should be high priority.

Stay

3-4 Star Standard Hotel

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

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

    EUR 41.00

  • Vatican Tour

    EUR 41.00

DAY 13 - Rome to Venice

Rome

It's impossible to get enough of this country. Just when we think Pisa, Florence and Rome have quenched our Italian thirst, we leave the capital and find another extraordinary city waiting a little further north. 

Venice

After zigzagging our way through the Apennine mountains and past the terracotta city of Bologna, we are embraced by Venice. Known as the "floating city," you will be enchanted by this fairytale setting from the moment we arrive. 

Stay

3-4 Star Standard Hotel

DAY 14 - Venice

Venice

Wakey wakey wanderlusters! The less you sleep, the more time you have perusing the prettiness of Venice, and it's yours for the entirety of this glorious Italian day. We'll be jumping aboard our own private boat and hitting the canals en route to the historical heart of the city to get straight into the city sights. A guided walking tour and a gondola ride are up for grabs, or you can always choose to get lost on your own and see where the maze takes you. Being disappointed come sunset is completely implausible. 

Stay

3-4 Star Standard Hotel

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

  • Uncover a hidden Venice with an in-depth walking tour followed by an aperitivo

    EUR 17.00

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

    EUR 57.00

DAY 15 - Venice to Vienna

Venice

Satisfied with all the good vibes Venice has delivered, we will move on to Vienna, leaving Italy in exchange for the Austrian capital. 

Vienna

Wooden chalets and green mountains occupy our Sound of Music drive through the Dolomites. On arrival in Vienna we will be greeted by a cultural hub bursting with historical cuteness and the chance to see a Mozart and Strauss concert over a traditional Viennese dinner in one of the city's palaces...yes, a palace (just the way they roll here in Vienna). 

Stay

Novum Hotel Prinz Eugen (or similar)

DAY 16 - Vienna

Vienna

Let's make one thing very clear: if you want to make your whole day about full-bodied Viennese coffee & warm apple strudel with whipped cream, we're not going to judge. Those who can drag themselves away from this heavenly situation can take in the Schönbrunn Palace, then stroll the streets for a walking tour to see the St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House, and stopping by Swarvoski for some glittery gifts for friends back home. 

Stay

Bellevue Wien Hotel Vienna (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House

  • Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Experience Austria’s cultural heritage with a Mozart & Strauss concert

    EUR 32.50

DAY 17 - Vienna to Munich via Mauthausen

Vienna

Vielen dank, Vienna! We are officially in love with everything you are. We'd stay for another strudel but we've heard about the beer culture in Munich and we're a little bit intrigued... 

Mauthausen

Before we arrive in mighty Munich, we make a sobering stop at Mauthausen Concentration Camp memorial to remember Germany's turbulent past. 

Munich

Even when Oktoberfest isn't in full swing, Munich is a treasure trove of Bavarian cultural experiences. After exploring the Old Town and seeing the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz, throw your feet up in a traditional beer hall, downing roasted pork knuckle & a stein of one of Germany’s 5000 brews.

Stay

Holiday Inn Express West (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

  • Visit a traditional beer hall

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

DAY 18 - Munich to Prague

Munich

Although we're checking out of Munich today, this is not the last Germany has seen of us. We will reunite with this fine country after a gratifying stint in the city of Prague. 

Prague

The capital of the Czech Republic is fast becoming one of the hottest spots on the European map, and today you find out why. Cathedrals and pretty bridges should mark the start of your roamings in this spirited city, starting with a walking tour. Gothic vibes, the famous Charles Bridge, astronomical clock and St Vitus in the cobbled castle district will leave your jaw dropping at just how amazing and old this continent really is. Rest assured you've seen a lot, and we have all day tomorrow to carry the journey along. 

Stay

Ibis Old Town Prague (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Hradčany Castle and the Cathedral of St. Vitus

DAY 19 - Prague

Prague

Wake up and throw on your winter woolies asap - you're in the midst of a UNESCO World Heritage city and its begging you to come out and play. Stumble down pretty lanes and into romantic courtyards, or take to the shops for some traditional bohemian treasures. Tonight, go in search of dumplings, goulash and famous Czech beer.

Stay

Ibis Old Town Prague (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit the Old Town Square and see the Astronomical Clock

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Enjoy an authentic Czech evening with traditional music, dancing & dinner

    EUR 32.00

DAY 20 - 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 would not be complete without stopping in Dresden. Destroyed by World War II, the rebuilt town is now a symbol of resilience, soaked in the rebirthed beauty of an Opera house, the domed Frauenkirche, & the Royal Residence.

Berlin

Bursting with energy and good vibes round-the-clock, playing nocturnal for the two nights we have in Berlin is a way to explore this city known for exploring both day and night. 

Stay

Ibis Hotel Berlin Messe (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House and Frauenkirche

  • Visit the richly historical city of Dresden that was decimated in WW2 and then reborn

DAY 21 - Berlin

Berlin

Big night or not, you're going to need to drag that backside out of bed - Berlin deserves your attention. Check out the East Side Gallery with its graffiti art as you learn about the divide of the east and west of the city, stopping for some essential photos en route. You can sign up for the city's historical walking tour to discover even more ending up at Checkpoint Charlie. Currywurst, ampelmann symbols, this city rocks, and once again the night is yours to make the most of being in a world famous club spot. 

Stay

Ibis Hotel Berlin Messe (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the site of Checkpoint Charlie

  • See East Side Gallery

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Discover Berlin's tumultuous past on a historical walking tour including the site of Hitler's bunker

    EUR 11.00

DAY 22 - Berlin to Amsterdam

Berlin

It's time to hit the original fast-track of the autobahn and make our way out of Germany. We have one last city to tick off & it's a particularly special one...

Amsterdam

Weaving through Dutch countryside we find ourselves in the famously eclectic capital of Amsterdam. Waste no time sussing out its quirks, starting with the canals and gable houses before heading on to the Red Light District if you're feeling adventurous. 

Stay

GR8 Hotel Amsterdam Riverside (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night

DAY 23 - Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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

Amsterdam

 

Stay

GR8 Hotel Amsterdam Riverside (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • 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

DAY 24 - Amsterdam to London

Amsterdam

Down your breakfast and wipe away your tears - this is always the worst day of the trip. Just remember, we have hundreds of other trips across the globe to keep the wanderlust in working order. Hitch a ride with us back to London or we can drop you to Schiphol Airport by about 10am. What a 24-days it's been!

Belgium

Cross off another country off your list as you cruise through Belgium on your way to Amsterdam.

Calais

Dover

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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.

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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.

How do I redeem the % off deal?

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).