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11 Day Tour of Europe - Amsterdam to Barcelona

Can you say "Keizersgracht" 10 times fast? You probably can in Amsterdam (or at least learn how)! You'll have the time of your life on this adventurous voyage from beautiful Amsterdam to the vibrant Mediterranean city of Barcelona. It may not be “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”, but this Contiki tour is your link to luxury with stops on the French Riviera and Monte Carlo, where you’ll see the Royal Palace and visit a posh casino.

Day 1 - Arrive Amsterdam
After checking into your hotel, the rest of the day is yours to explore this energetic city. This evening meet your Contiki Tour Manager and fellow travellers. (D)

Day 2 - Amsterdam Sightseeing
Today’s agenda includes a guided bike ride through the quaint village of Edam and a visit to a cheese farm where you can also see clogs being made. Discover why diamonds are a girl’s best friend at an exhibition before time to explore one of Europe’s most intriguing cities. Use your free time to visit Anne Frank’s House or the Van Gogh Musem and later why not join us for dinner and a guided cruise through the canals of Amsterdam. (B)

Day 3 - Amsterdam to Paris
Our focus today is the journey to Paris, the "City of Lights". What better introduction than with our sightseeing tour and your first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower? (B,D)

Day 4 - Paris Sightseeing
Today's sightseeing includes some of the most celebrated icons of Europe. Perhaps take the opportunity to visit the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe or the Champs Elysées. Tonight, why not complete your Parisian experience with a French meal and a famous Parisian cabaret? (B)

Day 5 - Paris to Lucerne
Our path takes us toward the towering Alps and the vast serene lakes of Switzerland. Be charmed by medieval Lucerne with its Chapel Bridge, Lion monument and plentiful shopping opportunities. Maybe a cruise on Lake Lucerne to enhance your ultimate Swiss encounter? (B,D)

Day 6 - Lucerne to Chamonix
This morning an opportunity to shop for famous Swiss chocolate and watches before we make our way to Chamonix, located at the foot of Mont Blanc. This afternoon there’s a chance for you to travel the cable-car to the Aiguille du Midi for a breathtaking view of this king of mountains! (B,D)

Day 7 - Chamonix to French Riviera
Today we take the tunnel through the heart of Mont Blanc, dip into Italy and back into France to arrive on the elegant French Riviera where we stop at a perfumery and visit Monaco. After viewing the Royal Palace, take this opportunity to try your luck at one of Monte Carlo’s casinos! (B)

Day 8 - French Riviera at Leisure
Discover the allure of this region with a day to lay on the beach at Cannes, lunch at an exclusive restaurant in Nice, or both! (B,D)

Day 9 - French Riviera to Barcelona
We journey south to Spain and the vibrant city of Barcelona home of the 1992 Olympic Games. Tonight enjoy the nightlife of this atmospheric city. (B,D)

Day 10 - Barcelona Sightseeing
Gaudi’s unconventional cathedral, Sagrada Familia, and the Olympic games complex feature on our sightseeing tour today. Afterwards, shop for Lladro porcelain and Majorca pearls and leather. Our walking tour through the myriad of tiny streets in the Gothic quarter precedes our farewell dinner and traditional flamenco show, so why not join us. olé! (B)

Day 11 - Depart Barcelona
This morning a final farewell to your fellow travellers as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Whats Included?

10 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 per itinerary * Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges * Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver * Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats

From Mid-May to Mid-September 2007. Pease enquire for available dates.

From £809 - £849 GBP per person
Single Supplement - £255 GBP

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