17 Day Tour of Europe - European Impressions

See the White Cliffs of Dover, Paris, the Loire Valley, Barcelona, the French Riviera, Monaco, Pisa, Florence, Venice, Innsbruck, Munich, Heidelberg and Brussels.

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London to Brussels. London to the White Cliffs of Dover. Cross the Channel to France. From there we drive to Belgium and its capital Brussels. See the Grand Place - a Medieval Square, the Palace of Justice and the statue of Mannekin-Pis. (D)

Brussels to Heidelberg. We exit Belgium transiting through the tiny Benelux country of Luxembourg and on into Germany. Then an orientation tour of Heidelberg, the student city situated on the banks of the Neckar River. (B)

Heidelberg to Lauterbrunnen. We head for Switzerland, stopping for an orientation tour of Lucerne with time to shop for that Swiss watch you've wanted or famous Swiss chocolate. Then continuing onto our hotel for two nights in Lauterbrunnen set in the heart of the Swiss Alps. (B,D)

Swiss Alps at Leisure. A spectacular region where you can choose to hike the many trails or why not enjoy a trip up the snow covered Jungfrau mountain on a cog railway that passes through the Eiger mountain? (B)

Lauterbrunnen, Swiss Alps to Munich. We head for Germany via the tiny principality of Liechtenstein. From there our route takes us to the Bavarian capital Munich. Our orientation tour takes in the Marienplatz, with its famous Glockenspiel. Tonight, why not join the locals in a typical Beer Hall? (B)

Munich to Innsbruck. South through the Fern Pass, into Austria and picturesque Innsbruck. See the Golden Roof and view the Olympic Ski jump. (B,D)

Innsbruck to Venice. South through the Alps and the Brenner Pass we cross to Italy and on to fairytale Venice. (B,D)

Venice Sightseeing. Our complimentary motor boat takes us to St. Marks Square. See the Doges Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Watch glass and lace making demonstrations, wander the fascinating canal side streets and why not treat yourself to a gondola ride? (B)

Venice to Florence. This morning we travel through the vineyards and olive groves of Tuscany as we reach Florence. This afternoon our local guide takes us on a walking tour to see the Duomo, Giottos Bell Tower, Basilica of Santa Croce and Piazza della Signoria. Time to shop for gold or silver and see a demonstration of Florentine leather craft. (B)

Florence to Nice - French Riviera. Our first stop this morning is at Pisa to see the Leaning Tower and Baptistry. Heading across the Italian French border for the Riviera playground and two nights at our hotel on the Cote d'Azur. (B,D)

Nice Sightseeing at Leisure. Rub shoulders with the jet-set and shop for souvenirs or French fashion. A chance to swim in the sea or relax on the promenades and watch the world go by. Tonight, we drive to Monaco to see the Royal Palace and visit a casino. (B)

Nice - French Riviera to Barcelona. From Nice we cross into Spain and head for fascinating Barcelona. Time to view Gaudi's amazing Art Nouveau Cathedral and see the 1992 Olympic Games complex before dinner at our hotel. (B,D)

Barcelona Sightseeing. This morning, our walking tour takes us to the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas. The try "tapas", go shopping for Lladro porcelain and Majorica pearls, or perhaps take in a Flamenco show. (B)

Barcelona to Bordeaux. We travel north back into France to the famous wine producing town of Bordeaux. (B,D)

Bordeaux to Paris. Continuing North through the Loire Valley, home of over 3000 Chateau to France's capital Paris. Tonight we enjoy a magical evening tour of this beautiful city. (B,D)

Paris Sightseeing. This morning visit Notre Dame Cathedral on our city tour. See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, shop on the Champs Elysees, stroll by the Seine or watch the world go by at a sidewalk cafe. Tonight join us for dinner and famous Parisian cabaret. (B)

Paris to London. Going north we first visit the Canadian War Memorial situated near the Valley of the Somme. From here to Calais and our cross channel ferry to Dover to arrive in London early evening. (B)

What's Included

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS • 16 nights in superior tourist class hotels. • Accommodation based on your choice of twin or triple-share with private facilities. • Continental breakfasts (B) and three-course dinners (D) as per itinerary. • Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges.

CONTIKI SPECIALS • Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver. • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. • Free Contiki 'Travellers Checks' information book. • Free Contiki backpack. • Ferry transport as per itinerary.

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