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12 Day European Tour - European Discovery

Let Contiki do the navigating while you explore Western Europe in all its glory, from the serene canals in Amsterdam to the dazzling Eiffel Tower in Paris. This tour breezes through 8 fantastic countries. Experience local traditions and customs in every country like a gondola ride in Venice or stroll along the Champs Eylsees.

Venice GondolaDay 1 - London to Amsterdam.
We head for the White Cliffs of Dover and our ferry crossing to France. We continue through Belgium to Holland and its capital, Amsterdam for the evening. (D)

Day 2 - Amsterdam to the Rhine Valley.
An orientation tour and a visit to a diamond cutting exhibition. Then to St Goar on the banks of the Rhine. (B, D)

Day 3 - Rhine Valley to Munich.
We follow the Rhine on our way to Bavaria and its capital, Munich. Our orientation tour includes the Marienplatz, with the famous Glockenspiel. Tonight, experience a typical Bavarian beer hall. (B)

Day 4 - Munich to Austrian Tyrol.
A scenic drive through the Bavarian Alps takes us into the heart of the Tyrol. A chance to relax in this picture postcard paradise. (B,D)

Day 5 - Austrian Tyrol to Venice.
Spectacular scenery as we head south to Venice. Enjoy a complimentary motor boat trip to see St Mark's Square, the Doges' Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and treat yourself to a gondola ride. (B)

Day 6 - Venice to Rome.
Southwards as we climb through the Appennine Mountains passing medieval hillside villages and travel to the Eternal City, Rome. Tonight a walking tour of this ancient city will include the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and Piazza Venezia. (B)

Day 7 - Rome Sightseeing.
Today why not discover the ancient ruins of Rome with a local guide and in your free time leisurely discover the secrets of the Vatican City and the Sistene Chapel. (B,D)

Day 8 - Rome to Florence.
We drive to Florence where our local expert guide takes us on a walking tour of the Duomo, Giotto's Belltower, Piazza della Signoria and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Enjoy a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. Tonight join the locals at a restaurant or club. (B)

Day 9 - Florence to Lucerne.
A spectacular Alpine drive as we pass Lake Como and head for Switzerland. Lucerne awaits with its cobbled streets, and our orientation tour takes in the beautiful wooden Chapel Bridge. (B,D)

Day 10 - Lucerne to Paris.
Through the French countryside to the romance of Paris. Enjoy a first view of the sights on our evening tour of the illuminations. (B,D)

Day 11 - Paris Sightseeing.
Visit Nôtre Dame Cathedral on our city tour. See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre, shop on the Champs Elysées and stroll by the Seine. Tonight, why not experience a Parisian cabaret? (B)

Day 12 - 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

11 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 itinerary.* Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges * 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 itinerary.

Departures
Year round departures 2007. Please enquire for available dates

How much?
From £709 - £899 GBP per person
Single Supplement - £225 GBP
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