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21 Day Tour From London to Athens

Here's a great Mediterranean adventure, including Dover, Paris, Versailles, the Beauolais Wine region, Barcelona, the French Riviera, Monaco, Venice, Florence, Rome, Vatican City, Corinth and Athens.

Day 1- London to Paris.
Meet your Contiki Crew as we head for the White Cliffs of Dover and our cross-Channel ferry to France. Tonight, a perfect introduction to romantic Paris as we view the splendid illuminations. Contiki Village (D)

Day 2-3 - Paris Sightseeing at Leisure.
Our sightseeing tour takes in the many sights and sounds. Gaze at the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe, visit Nôtre Dame and stroll along the Champs Elysées. A trip to the Palace of Versailles is included or in your own time perhaps visit Euro Disney. At night, a chance to see a famous cabaret. Contiki Village (B)(B,D)

Day 4 - Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region, Lyon.
We head south to the Beaujolais vineyards near Lyon and spend the next two nights at Contiki’s exclusive Château de Cruix. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)

Day 5 - Beaujolais Wine Region.
Drink in the atmosphere, enjoy our included picnic lunch and explore the French country- side – the choice is yours. Contiki Special Stopover (B, Picnic Lunch, D)

Day 6 - Lyon to Barcelona.
Continuing south via the aqueduct of Pont du Gard we cross the Spanish border to Barcelona. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 7 - Barcelona Sightseeing.
Our tour of the city sights takes in Gaudi’s Art Nouveau Cathedral and the 1992 Olympic Games complex. Stroll along the Ramblas, shop for Lladró and Majorica pearls, eat tapas and check-out a Flamenco show. Contiki Village (B)

Day 8 - Barcelona to Antibes-French Riviera.
Back into France via the beautiful Camargue with a lunch stop at the walled city of Aigues Mortes. Explore the area before continuing to Antibes. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 9 - Riviera Sightseeing.
Its your choice today – perhaps mix with the rich and famous on the beach at Cannes or take a trip into Nice to souvenir shop and explore this “Queen of the Riviera”. At night, we go to Monte Carlo to see the Royal Palace and visit a casino. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 10 - Antibes to Venice.
We visit a French perfumery before entering Italy. Our first stop is Verona, the town of Romeo and Juliet, before heading for the magnificent city built on water, Venice. Contiki Village. (B,D)

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

Day 12 - Venice to Florence.
Travelling south we visit Pisa to see its famous leaning tower. From here we travel on to Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 13 - Florence Sightseeing.
Begin with our included walking tour to see the Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Santa Croce. Shop for leather, gold and silver and tonight, join the locals at a restaurant or club. Contiki Village (B)

Day 14 - Florence to Rome.
All roads lead to Rome and our Contiki Village. Tonight, a walking tour of this ancient city will include the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Venezia, Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Contiki Village (B)

Day 15 - 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 Sistine Chapel. Tonight, perhaps a barbecue and a party. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 16 - Rome to Corfu.
A chance to take a guided tour of Pompeii as we cross Italy to Brindisi to board our overnight ferry. Adriatic Ferry (B)

Day 17-19 -Corfu at Leisure.
Three sun-filled days on the Greek island of Corfu staying at Contiki’s Frini Beach Stopover. Watersports, beaches, caique cruises, Corfu offers it all. At night, there’s Greek dancing, bars and restaurants to guarantee excellent nightlife. Contiki Special Stopover(B,D),(B),(B,D)

Day 20 - Corfu to Athens.
Journey to mainland Greece and then travel through the Peloponnese and across the Corinth Canal to Athens, the Greek capital. Hotel (B)

Day 21 - 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 - 20 nights accommodation - 5 nights in Contiki Special Stopovers, 13 nights in Contiki Villages, 1 night ina hotel, 1 night on Adriatic ferry * Breakfasts (B) and dinners (D) as per itinerary

CONTIKI SPECIALS - Experienced, professional tour manager & driver. * Sightseeing tours as specified in itinerary * Resident Contiki manager and team at Special Stopovers * Contiki Village representatives * Modern air-conditioned coaches * Free Contiki document wallet * Free Contiki Travellers Guide * Ferry Crossings

March to Mid-September 2005. Please enquire for available dates.

How much?
From £1475 to £1549 GBP (+ Food Fund of £245 GBP) BOOK NOW.


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