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17 Day Tour from London to Athens

Get ready and have a blast on this excellent journey from London to Athens! On this exciting tour, you'll visit tons of cities including Dover, Paris, Lucerne, Liechtenstein, Munich, Venice, Verona, Pisa, Florence, Rome, Vatican City, Corinth, and Athens.

Day 1 - London to Paris.
A friendly welcome from your Contiki crew on our way to the White Cliffs of Dover. Cross the Channel to France then past World War I battlefields to Paris. Tonight, an evening tour of this beautiful city.(D)

Day 2 - Paris Sightseeing.
This morning, on our city tour, see the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre. Shop on the Champs Elysées or stroll by the Seine. A chance to eat out tonight, then how about a Parisian cabaret? (B)

Day 3 - Paris to Lucerne.
Today we leave France, cross into Switzerland heading on to beautiful Lakeside Lucerne. (B,D)

Day 4 - Lucerne to Munich.
Enjoy an orientation tour including the wooden Chapel Bridge. Time to wander the narrow, cobbled streets shopping for swiss watches and chocolate. This morning we leave Switzerland, pausing at Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein before arriving in Munich. Tonight why not join the locals in a typical beerhall. (B)

Day 5 - Munich to Austrian Tyrol.
Our orientation tour takes in the Marienplatz, with its famous Glockenspiel then through the Bavarian Alps to Austria and the typical village of Hopfgarten. En route there is the opportunity to try white water rafting (conditions permitting). (B,D)

Day 6 - Austrian Tyrol at Leisure.
Be as active or inactive as you like. Take the chairlift (conditions permitting) for fabulous views, hike through beautiful countryside with cuckoo-clock houses, nestled beneath magnificent mountains. (B,D)

Day 7 - Austrian Tyrol to Venice.
Spectacular scenery as we head southa to Venice. First we stop at Verona, home to Romeo and Juliet's balcony, before continuing to Venice and our hotel for dinner. (B,D)

Day 8 - Venice Sightseeing.
Our complimentary motorboat takes us to see St Mark’s Square, the Bridge of Sighs and the Doges’ Palace. See demonstrations of glass blowing and lace making. A chance to treat yourself to a gondola ride for the best view of Venice from the water. (B)

Day 9 - Venice to Florence.
We first visit Pisa to see its famous leaning tower. From here we continue southwards to Renaissance Florence. (B,D)

Day 10 - Florence Sightseeing.
Today our local guide takes us on a walking tour of the Duomo, Giotto’s Belltower, Basilica of Santa Croce and Piazza della Signoria. Shop for leather, silver and gold or visit some of the many museums and art galleries. (B)

Day 11 - Florence to Rome.
Southwards through the center of Italy and on to the fabled Seven Hills of the Eternal City, Rome. Tonight a walking tour of this ancient city includes the Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Venezia. (B)

Day 12 - Rome Sightseeing.
Today why not discover the ancient ruins of Rome with a local guide and in your free time discover the secrets of the Vatican City and the Sistene Chapel. (B,D)

Day 13 - Rome to Corfu.
An opportunity to visit the ancient city of Pompeii before we cross Italy to Brindisi for our overnight ferry to the idyllic Greek island of Corfu. Adriatic Ferry. (B)

Day 14-15 - Corfu at Leisure.
Two full days on this fabulous Greek Island. Relax and work on your tan or take to the water with a chance to enjoy some watersports. At night, visit a local taverna, try some Greek specialities and maybe dance to the sound of Zorba. (B,D)(B)

Day 16 - Corfu to Athens.
We travel through the Peloponnese and across the Corinth Canal to Athens. Tonight explore the bustling Plaka area. (B)

Day 17 - Depart Athens.
This morning a city tour includes the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Acropolis and Parthenon. Your tour ends in the afternoon. (B)

What's Included

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS - 15 nights in superior tourist class hotels, 1 night Adriatic ferry - 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 & driver. * Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats * Free Contiki Travellers Guide information book * Free Contiki document wallet * Ferry transport as per itinerary

April to September 2005. Please enquire for available dates.

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