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37 Day Tour of Europe - The European Adventurer

Get ready this is the big one ... tons of energy, excitement, and awesome sights on this tour! Highlights include Paris, Barcelona, the French Riviera, Florence, Athens and Amsterdam

Day 1 - London to Paris.
Meet your Contiki Crew as we head for the White Cliffs of Dover and our cross-Channel ferry to France. A perfect introduction to Paris as we take an evening tour to view the splendid illuminations. Contiki Village (D)

Day 2-3 - Paris sightseeing.
Our included sightseeing tour takes in the many sights and sounds. Gaze at the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. Visit Nôtre Dame, stroll along the Champs Elysées. A trip out to the Palace of Versailles is included or in your own time visit Euro Disney. At night, a chance to see a Parisian cabaret. Contiki Village (B)(B,D)

Day 4 - Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region, Lyon.
'Au revoir' Paris as we head south to the Beaujolais vineyards near Lyon. We spend the next two nights at Contiki's exclusive Château de Cruix. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)

Day 5 - Beaujolais Wine Region.
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 6 - Lyon to Barcelona.
Continuing south we stop at the aqueduct of Pont du Gard then head to the Spanish border and Barcelona. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 7 - Barcelona Sightseeing.
Our tour of the city sights takes in Gaudi's Art Nouveau Cathedral, and the 1992 Olympic Games complex. Stroll along the Ramblas, shop for Lladró porcelain and Majorica pearls, eat tapas and check-out a Flamenco evening. Contiki Village (B)

Day 8 - Barcelona to Antibes - French Riviera.
Back into France via the Camargue and Aigues Mortes. A chance to explore the area before continuing to Antibes and the French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 9 - Riviera at Leisure.
It's your choice today &endash; perhaps mix with the rich and famous on the beach at Cannes or take a trip into Nice for some souvenir shopping and explore this "Queen of the Riviera". At night, we go to Monte Carlo to see the Royal Palace and visit a casino. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 10 - Antibes to Florence.
We first visit a French perfumery before entering Italy. We see the Leaning Tower of Pisa before we reach this most spectacular of Renaissance cities, Florence. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 11 - Florence Sightseeing.
Begin with a walking tour to see the Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Santa Croce. Shop for leather and take in fabulous views from Piazzale Michelangelo. This evening, an opportunity to enjoy the colourful Florentine nightlife. Contiki Village (B)

Day 12 - Florence to Rome.
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 13 - Rome Sightseeing.
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 barbecue tonight and a party in the local disco. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 14 - Rome to Corfu.
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 15-17 - Corfu at Leisure.
Three sun-filled days on the beautiful Greek island of Corfu staying at Contiki's Frini Beach Stopover. Whether you're looking for energetic watersports or just want to enjoy the beach, Corfu caters for all tastes. Time to explore on a caique cruise or try parasailing. At night, there's Greek dancing, the chance to sample local specialities and make the most of the nightlife in nearby Corfu town. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)(B)(B,D)

Day 18 - Corfu to Athens.
Today, we travel through the Pelo-ponnese and across the Corinth Canal to Athens. Hotel (B,D)

Day 19 - Athens to Mykonos.
Ferry across to Mykonos and look forward to a terrific 3-day break on one of the most picturesque Greek islands. Pensions/Hotels (B)

Day 20-21 - Mykonos at Leisure.
White-washed houses, cobbled streets, windmills, exquisite boutiques, sun-soaked beaches (some are even perfect for an all-over tan), Mykonos has got the lot! At night choose from typical tavernas to sophisticated restaurants, from bars playing classical music to hard rock, from Greek dancing to outrageous floor shows &endash; there's no place like Mykonos! Pensions/Hotels (B)(B)

Day 22 - Mykonos to Athens.
We catch the midday ferry back to Athens. Perhaps check-out the great nightlife of Glyfada. Hotel (B,D)

Day 23-24 - Athens to Italy - Mini Cruise.
Take a guided tour of the Acropolis and Parthenon and see the Temple of Zeus. Then time for some last minute shopping before we head to Patras to board our cruise boat for the 2 nights and full day across the Adriatic to Italy. Adriatic Ferry (B)(B)

Day 25 - Arrival Venice.
Our spectacular morning arrival into the Port of Venice is one of Europe's most impressive sights. After docking we head for 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 (B,D)

Day 26 - Venice Sightseeing.
Our complimentary motor boat takes you back into Venice for you to explore this unique island city at your leisure. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 27 - Venice to Vienna.
A spectacular drive before we waltz into Vienna, the home of Strauss. Hotel (B)

Day 28 - Vienna Sightseeing.
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 29 - Vienna to Munich.
On to lively Munich where we experience Bavarian hospitality as we visit a favourite beer hall. Hotel (B)

Day 30 - Munich to Hopfgarten - Austrian Tyrol.
First an orientation tour of Munich including the Glockenspiel and Marienplatz. Perhaps, an opportunity to go white water rafting after lunch then head for Contiki's own Gasthof in the beautiful Austrian Tyrol. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)

Day 31 - Austrian Tyrol at Leisure.
Hopfgarten is an excellent base to enjoy outdoor activities like walking, cycling or parapenting. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)

Day 32 - Hopfgarten to Lauterbrunnen - Swiss Alps.
First to Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. Next an orientation tour of Lucerne and time to shop. Tonight stay at the base of the Jungfrau in the beautiful Swiss Alps. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)

Day 33 - Swiss Alps at Leisure.
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 (B,D)

Day 34 - Lauterbrunnen to Rhine Valley .
Heading north we enter Germany en route to Heidelberg for an orientation tour. Then onto the picturesque town of St Goar in the Rhine Valley before reaching our hotel. Hotel (B,D)

Day 35 - Rhine Valley to Amsterdam.
We cross the Dutch border for Amsterdam. Visit a cheese farm and see how clogs are made on our afternoon sightseeing tour. Cycle through the countryside and explore the fishing village of Edam. Contiki's centrally located hotel is our home for the last two nights. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)

Day 36 - Amsterdam at Leisure.
After a diamond exhibition, why not take a canal bike ride to explore Amsterdam further, perhaps visiting Anne Frank's house. Contiki Special Stopover (B)

Day 37 - Amsterdam to London.
South through the Dutch and Belgian Countryside into France for our cross channel ferry arriving London early evening. (B)

What's Included

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS - 36 nights accommodation &endash; 14 nights in Contiki Special Stopovers including 3 nights in Corfu and 3 nights in Mykonos, 13 nights in Contiki Villages, 6 nights in hotels, 3 nights on Adriatic Ferry . * Breakfast (B) & Dinners (D) included in Food Fund - as per itinerary

CONTIKI SPECIALS - Experienced, professional tour manager & driver. * Resident Contiki manager & team at special stopovers. * Contiki Village representatives. * Modern air-onditioned coach. * Free Contiki document wallet. * Free Contiki Travelers Guide. * Ferry crossings - please note a sleeping bag is needed on this tour

The food 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 requirements

Departures - March to Mid-September 2004. Please enquire for available dates.

How much?
From £1475 to £1549 GBP (+ Food Fund of £245 GBP) BOOK NOW.

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