Tour of Europe - European Contrasts
plenty of beautiful country and
coastlines on this tour. You'll
get a taste of the local culture
and cuisine of each city... including
Paris, Fontainebleau, Monaco,
Rome, Vienna, Munich, Amsterdam
Day 1 - London
A warm welcome from your Contiki Crew
as we head for the White Cliffs of Dover
and the Channel crossing to Calais, France.
Past World War I battlefields to the splendour
of Paris. What better way to begin than
with an evening tour of the city illuminations.
Contiki Village Contiki Village (D)
Day 2 - Paris
On our included sightseeing tour we visit
Nôtre Dame, view the Champs Elysées,
the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and the
Eiffel Tower. There's time to shop, stroll
along the Seine or just relax at a sidewalk
café. Tonight, why not experience
a famous Parisian cabaret. Contiki Village
Day 3 - Paris
to Beaujolais Wine Region, Lyon.
We travel south and stop at Fontainebleau
to see the magnificent château.
Then to the Beaujolais vineyards near
Lyon and two nights in Contiki's exclusive
Château de Cruix. Contiki Special
Day 4 - Beaujolais
Drink in the atmosphere, enjoy our included
picnic lunch and explore the French countryside
&endash; the choice is yours. Contiki
Special Stopover (B, Picnic Lunch, D)
Day 5 - Lyon
to Antibes - French Riviera.
South today on the Autoroute de Soleil
to the fabulous Côte d' Azur visiting
on route the city of the Popes, Avignon.
Tonight we visit Monaco to view the Royal
Palace. Take the opportunity to try your
luck at one of the casinos at Monte Carlo.
Contiki Village (B,D)
Day 6 - Riviera
It's your choice today &endash; perhaps
mix with the rich and famous on the beach
at Cannes or take a trip into Nice to
shop for souvenirs and explore this "Queen
of the Riviera".Contiki Village (B,D)
Day 7 - Antibes
First we visit a French Perfumery before
continuing to Pisa home of the famous
Leaning Tower, before arriving in the
most spectacular of Renaissance cities,
Florence. Contiki Village (B,D)
Day 8 - Florence
Begin with our included walking tour to
see the Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo
and Santa Croce. Shop for leather, gold
and silver before taking the opportunity
to visit one of the many museums or galleries.
This evening, an opportunity to enjoy
the colourful Florentine nightlife. Contiki
Day 9 - Florence
All roads lead to Rome and our Contiki
Village. This afternoon why not discover
the ancient ruins of Rome with a local
guide. Later, a walking tour of this ancient
city will include the Trevi Fountain,
Piazza Venezia, Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
Contiki Village (B)
Day 10 - Rome
Today, take your chance to explore Rome.
Leisurely discover the secrets of the
Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel or
simply wander the streets and soak up
the atmosphere. Perhaps a bar-becue tonight
and a party in the local disco. Contiki
Day 11 - Rome
A chance to take a guided tour of the
ancient Roman city of Pompeii as we head
across Italy to Brindisi and our overnight
ferry. Adriatic Ferry (B)
Day 12-15 -
Corfu at Leisure.
Four sun-filled days on the beautiful
Greek island of Corfu staying at Contiki's
Frini Beach Stopover. Windsurf, waterski,
paraglide, swim or just soak up the sun.
Get off the beaten track in an open-top
4-wheel drive jeep or cruise along the
coast in a caique. At night, enjoy the
local cuisine and try your hand (or feet)
at Greek dancing. Contiki Special Stopover
Day 16 - Corfu
to Italy - Mini Cruise.
A full day and night cruise, across the
Adriatic back to Italy. Time to enjoy
the boat's facilities. Adriatic Ferry
Day 17 - Arrival
Our spectacular morning arrival into the
Port of Venice is one of Europe's most
impressive sights. After docking, we head
to St. Mark's Square, the Doges' Palace
and Bridge of Sighs. See glass and lace
making demonstrations, and why not treat
yourself to a gondola ride? Contiki Village
Day 18 - Venice
Our complimentary motor boat takes you
back into Venice for you to explore this
unique island city at your leisure. Contiki
Day 19 - Venice
An enchanting drive as we waltz into the
home of Strauss to see the splendours
of the once mighty Austrian Empire. Hotel
Day 20 - Vienna
A whole day to take it all in. Our sightseeing
tour shows you the fabulous Palace of
the Hapsburg's, the State Opera House
and fashionable Kartnerstrasse with a
chance to try authentic apple strudel
and Viennese coffee. Hotel (B)
Day 21 - Vienna
On to lively Munich where we experience
Bavarian hospitality as we visit a favourite
beer hall. Hotel (B)
Day 22- Munich
to Hopfgarten - Austrian Tyrol.
Our orientation tour includes the Glockenspiel
and Marienplatz. Perhaps the pportunity
to go white-water rafting (subject to
weather conditions) before a special welcome
awaits at Contiki's own Gasthof. Contiki
Special Stopover (B,D)
Day 23 - Austrian
Tyrol at Leisure.
The picture-postcard village of Hopfgarten
is an excellent base to make the most
of the beautiful countryside and experience
a vast range of outdoor activities: walking,
cycling, parapenting or perhaps trout
fishing. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)
Day 24 - Hopfgarten
to Lauterbrunnen - Swiss Alps.
First to Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein.
Next an orientation tour of Lucerne before
our stop in the Swiss Alps. Contiki Special
Day 25 - Swiss
Alps at Leisure.
A spectacular day where you can choose
to hike the many trails or enjoy a trip
up the snow-covered Jungfrau mountain
on a cog railway that passes through the
Eiger mountain! Contiki Special Stopover
Day 26 - Lauterbrunnen
to Rhine Valley.
Heading north we leave Switzerland
and enter Germany en route to Heidelberg
for an orientation tour of this university
city on the banks of the Neckar River.
Then onto the picturesque town of St.
Goar in the Rhine Valley before reaching
our Hotel. Hotel (B,D)
Day 27 - Rhine
Valley to Amsterdam.
We cross the Dutch border making our way
to Amsterdam. Visit a cheese farm and
see how clogs are made. Cycle through
the countryside and explore the fishing
village of Edam. Contiki's centrally located
hotel is home for our last two nights.
Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)
Day 28 - Amsterdam
After a diamond exhibition, why not take
a canal bike ride to explore Amsterdam
further, perhaps visiting Anne Frank's
house. It's a day to remember and tonight,
we celebrate our last evening together.
Contiki Special Stopover (B)
Day 29 - Amsterdam
South through the Dutch and Belgian Countryside
into France for our cross channel ferry
arriving London early evening. (B)
NB: the tour price does not include a
night in London at the end of your tour.
MEALS - 28 nights accommodation &endash;
12 nights in Contiki Special Stopovers
including 4 nights in Corfu, 10 nights
in Contiki Villages, 4 nights in hotels,
2 nights on Adriatic Ferry * Breakfast
(B) & Dinners (D) included in Food
Fund - as per itinerary.
- Experienced, professional tour manager
& driver. * Resident Contiki manager
& team at special stopovers. * Contiki
Village representatives. Modern
air-conditioned coach. * Free Contiki
document wallet. * Free Contiki Travelers
Guide. * Ferry crossings
is often prepared especially
for you by the Contiki staff.
You'll occasionally help with
serving and washing up -- it's
all part of the experience! For
breakfast, there's cereal, muesli,
yogurt, bread rolls and fresh
fruit as well as a hot dish.
At lunch you're free to do your
own thing. About half your dinners
are included in the cost of your
tour (see tour itinerary for
specific meal details) On other
nights we take you out to sample
the local restaurants. Veggie
lover? If notified at the time
of booking, Contiki will do their
best to meet any special dietary