European Tour - European Discovery
Europe's greatest cities, including
London, Amsterdam, Munich,
Hopfgarten, Venice, Rome, Florence,
Lucerne, and Paris.
Day 1 - London
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
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
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
Day 7 - Rome
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.
Day 8 - Rome
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
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
Through the French countryside to the
romance of Paris. Enjoy a first view of
the sights on our evening tour of the
Day 11 - Paris
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
Day 12 - Paris
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)
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS - 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.
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