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20 Day Tour Of Europe - European Experience

If you're ready for a memorable trip abroad, then this is the tour that will give you more memories and experiences to last a lifetime! Explore Europe, including Dover, Paris, Fontainebleau, Beaujolais, the French Riviera, Monaco, Pisa, Florence, Rome, Vatican City, Venice, Munich, Liechtenstein, Lucerne, Heidelberg, Rhine Valley and Amsterdam!

Day 1 - London to Paris.
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 (D)

Day 2 - Paris Sightseeing.
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 (B)

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 Stopover (B,D)

Day 4 - Beaujolais Wine Region.
Drink in the atmosphere, enjoy our included picnic lunch and explore the French countryside - the choice is yours. Contiki Special Stopover (B, Picnic Lunch, D)

Day 5 - Lyon to Antibes - French Riviera.
Our route today takes us south along the Autoroute du Soleil to the Côte d’Azur. Make the most of this splendid region, visit Cannes before trying your luck in a Monte Carlo casino. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 6 - Antibes to Florence.
First a French perfumery then into Italy to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa before arriving in the most fabulous of Renaissance cities, Florence. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 7 - Florence Sightseeing.
Begin with our included walking tour to see the Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Santa Croce. Time is yours to shop for leather, gold and silver, visit the many galleries or stroll along the River Arno. This evening, an opportunity to enjoy the colourful Florentine nightlife. Contiki Village (B)

Day 8 - 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 9 - 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 10 - Rome to Venice.
Travelling north we pass by medieval hillside villages. Then across the rugged Appennine mountains for the Byzantine city of Venice. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 11 - Venice Sightseeing.
Our complimentary motor boat takes you to St Mark’s Square, the Doges’ Palace and Bridge of Sighs. See glass and lace-making demonstrations, wander the fascinating canal side streets and why not treat yourself to a gondola ride. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 12 - Venice to Hopfgarten - Austrian Tyrol.
Today we travel over the spectacular Brenner Pass. Perhaps an opportunity to go white water rafting (subject to weather conditions) on our way to Contiki’s own Gasthof set amidst the magnificent Austrian mountains. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)

Day 13 - 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 or parapenting. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)

Day 14 - Hopfgarten to Munich.
On to Munich, the lively Bavarian capital. Our orientation tour includes the town centre with its historic Glockenspiel and excellent shops. Tonight, why not experience typical German fare in a Bavarian beer hall. Hotel (B)

Day 15 - Munich to Lauterbrunnen - Swiss Alps.
Leaving Germany, we stop in the tiny principality of Liechtenstein before travelling onto lakeside Lucerne. A chance to see the Lion Monument before shopping for local souvenirs. We spend a relaxing evening at our cosy Alpine chalet in Lauterbrunnen. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)

Day 16 - 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 (B,D)

Day 17 - Lauterbrunnen to Rhine Valley.
Heading north we leave Switzerland and enter Germany for Heidelberg and an orientation tour of this university city on the Neckar River. Then on to our hotel in the Rhine Valley. Hotel (B,D).

Day 18 - Rhine Valley to Amsterdam.
Today we cross the Dutch border making our way to Amsterdam. Visit a cheese farm and see how clogs are made on our afternoon orientation tour. Cycle through the countryside and explore the fishing and cheese village of Edam. Contiki’s centrally located hotel is home for our last two nights. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)

Day 19 - Amsterdam at Leisure.
After a diamond exhibition, why not take a canal bike ride to explore Amsterdam further, perhaps visiting Anne Frank’s house. Tonight, an opportunity to get together for our final night out. Contiki Special Stopover (B)

Day 20 - Amsterdam to London.
Travelling south through the Belgian Countryside to Calais we catch the ferry back to Dover reaching London early evening. (B)

Whats Included

19 nights accommodation * 8 nights in Contiki Special Stopovers, 9 nights in Contiki Villages, 2 nights hotel * Breakfast (B) Daily & Dinners (D) as per itinerary * Sightseeing tours as specified * 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.

IMPORTANT - A sleeping bag and towel is required for this tour.

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From £879 - £939 GBP per person (plus £155 GBP food fund) - BOOK NOW

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