Tour of Europe - European Horizon
Here’s a great way for you to enjoy the hot spots of Europe including Dover, Amsterdam, the Rhine Valley, Munich, Venice, Lucerne and Paris. View spectacular scenery as you head down to Venice, put on your walking shoes in order to take in the surroundings as you hike up the Swiss Alps, and fall in love with the romance in Paris. Break through your boundaries and head to the European Horizon!
Want to also relax by the beach at the French Riviera? Check out Contiki's European Highlights tour.
Day 1: London to Amsterdam: A warm welcome from your Contiki Crew as we head for the White Cliffs of Dover and the Channel crossing to France. We travel through Belgium and into The Netherlands. After dinner a chance to explore this unique city and its amazing nightlife. Youth Hotel (D)
Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley. This morning take the time to explore the delights of Amsterdam - visit a museum or do a spot of shopping. We travel into Germany for a chance to try some local wine and finish with a scenic drive along the Rhine Valley to our hotel. Hotel (B,D)
Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich: We travel south through Germany to Bavaria and its capital, Munich. Our orientation tour of Munich takes us to Marienplatz with its famous Glockenspiel. Tonight the Beerhalls beckon all thirsty travellers. Youth Hotel (B)
Day 4: Munich to Austrian Tyrol: Our orientation tour of Munich includes the Glockenspiel and Marienplatz. Take the opportunity to go white-water rafting in the heart of the Austrian Alps before a special welcome awaits at Contiki’s own Gasthof. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)
Day 5: Austrian Tyrol to Venice: Marvel at the spectacular mountain scenery as we head south to Italy. It’s a short boat ride to the historical centre of Venice to see St. Mark’s Square, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Why not treat yourself to a Gondola ride? Contiki Village (B)
Day 6: Venice to Swiss Alps: A magnificent Alpine drive takes us past Lake Como and climbs into Switzerland. Enjoy time to shop and sightsee in Lucerne before reaching our idyllic stop in the Swiss Alps. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)
Day 7: Swiss Alps at Leisure: A spectacular day where you can choose to hike the many trails or enjoy a trip up the snow-covered Jungfrau mountain on a cog railway that passes through the Eiger mountain! Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)
Day 8: Swiss Alps to Paris: Travel past vineyards and through the French countryside to the romantic city of Paris and your first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower. Contiki Village (B,D)
Day 9: Paris Sightseeing: Visit a French perfume house and then 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? Contiki Village (B)
Day 10: Paris to London: Departing Paris we visit the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge. On to Calais for our ferry crossing to England. (B)
9 nights accommodation - 3 nights in Contiki
Special Stopovers, 3 nights in Contiki Villages,
3 nights in Hotels. * Breakfasts (B) and 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 'Travellers
Guide' information book. * Ferry crossings.