14 Day Tour of Europe - European Highlights
Get a taste of more than 8 countries when you escape to Europe on this tour! Enjoy the wonders and beauty of Dover, Paris, Fontainebleu, the French Riviera, Monaco, Florence, Rome, Vatican City, Venice, Munich, the 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 Contiki Village (D)London to Paris. Meet your Contiki Crew as we head for the White Cliffs of Dover. A perfect introduction to the romantic city of Paris on our included evening tour. Contiki Village (D)
Day 2 - Paris Sightseeing.
On our included sightseeing tour see the mighty Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. Visit Nôtre Dame Cathedral, stroll along the Champs Elysées. Contiki Village (B)
Day 3 - Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region, Lyon.
See the Château at Fontainebleau. Next the Beaujolais vineyards near Lyon and Contiki's exclusive Château de Cruix. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)
Day 4 - Lyon to Antibes - French Riviera.
South today along the Autoroute du Soleil to the Côte d'Azur. En route visiting the city of the Popes, Avignon seeing the Papal Palace. Tonight we visit Monaco to view the Royal Palace. Contiki Village (B,D)
Day 5 - Riviera at Leisure.
It's your choice today - relax on the beach, or take a trip into Nice or Cannes to souvenir shop and explore this "Queen of the Riviera". Contiki Village (B,D)
Day 6 - Antibes to Florence.
First we visit a French Perfumery before continuing to Pisa, home of the famous Leaning Tower. This evening an opportunity to enjoy the most fabulous of Renaissance cities, Florence. Contiki Village (B)
Day 7 - Florence to Rome.
Today our local expert guide takes us on a walking tour of Renaissance Florence which includes the Duomo and the Piazza Della Signoria. Shop for gold and leather then drive to the Eternal City of Rome. Tonight, a walking tour of this ancient city will include the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Venezia, Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Contiki Village (B)
Day 8 - 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. Contiki Village (B,D)
Day 9 - Rome to Venice.
Now onto the magic of Venice. Travel by motor boat to see St. Mark's Square, Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Perhaps treat yourself to a gondola ride. Contiki Village (B)
Day 10 - Venice to Munich.
Travelling over the spectacular Brenner Pass we drive through Austria before arriving in the lively capital of Bavaria. We visit the town centre with its historic Glockenspiel before tonight visiting a local beer hall. Hotel (B)
Day 11 - Munich to Rhine Valley.
Today, we continue to the Rhine Valley. See how beersteins are crafted in St Goar before arriving at our hotel. Hotel (B,D)
Day 12 - Rhine Valley to Amsterdam.
We cross the Dutch border to Amsterdam for our last 2 nights in this vibrant city. Visit a cheese farm, see how clogs are made, cycle through the Dutch countryside and explore the fishing and cheese village of Edam. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)
Day 13 - Amsterdam at Leisure.
After a diamond exhibition, why not explore Amsterdam on a canal bike ride, perhaps visiting Anne Frank's house. Contiki Special Stopover (B)
Day 14 - Amsterdam to London.
Travelling south through the Belgian Countryside to Calais, we catch the ferry back to Dover, reaching London early evening. (B)
13 nights accommodation - 3 nights in Contiki Special Stopovers, 7 nights in Contiki Villages, 3 nights in hotels * Breakfast (B) & Dinners (D) as per itinerary * 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