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19 Day Tour of Europe - European Inspiration

Get inspired by the European Inspiration tour! Who else but Contiki can show you this many countries in this many days for this price?

Europe LandscapeDay 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. (D)

Day 2 - Amsterdam Sightseeing
Visit the cheese village of Edam on a bicycle tour of the Dutch countryside. Uncover another facet of Dutch culture with a visit to a diamond exhibition and spend your free time wandering along the canals, shopping or visiting famous museums such as the Van Gogh Musuem and Anne Frank’s House. (B)

Day 3 - Amsterdam to Berlin
This morning we head east and continue to Berlin, the cultural capital city of Germany. You'll have your first glimpse the Berlin Wall and maybe sample the great nightlife of this vibrant city. (B,D)

Day 4 - Berlin Sightseeing
A full day's sight-seeing including the remains of the Berlin Wall, the Russian War Memorial and the Brandenburg Gate. An opportunity to visit the "Checkpoint Charlie" museum. Tonight, why not head for town, mix with the locals and try some traditional fare. (B)

Day 5 - Berlin to Prague
Driving south through Germany we head into the Czech Republic for two nights in Prague, the golden city built on Seven Hills across the River Vltava. (B,D)

Day 6 - Prague Sightseeing
This morning’s sightseeing tour includes Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St Vitus and Wenceslas Square. Then time to explore the Jewish Quarter. (B)

Day 7 - Prague to Munich
We skip back to Germany and Bavaria’s lively capital Munich ; home to the Oktoberfest. Enjoy some of the sights and sounds of the city and perhaps experience the atmosphere of a local beerhall. (B,D)

Day 8 - Munich Sightseeing
See the sights on our city tour, including the town hall with its famous Glockenspiel. Explore the shops on Marienplatz or perhaps visit one of the city's many museums. (B)

Day 9 - Munich to Venice
Today we travel south through Austria and the astonishing beauty of the Brenner Pass to cross the border into Italy. Tonight we stay on the mainland of Venice. (B,D)

Day 10 - Venice Sightseeing
A short boat ride takes us into the historical centre of Venice to see St Mark’s Square, the Bridge of Sighs and the Doges’ Palace. Ample time to wander the bustling streets, see the skill required to create local crafts such as Venetian glass and fine lace and visit one of the many amazing musuems. Why not treat yourself to a gondola ride and evening meal with your fellow travellers as a perfect end to your Venetian experience? (B)

Day 11 - Venice to Rome
Past medieval hillside villages and through the Appennine Mountains, we travel south to the fabled Seven Hills of Rome. Do as the Romans do and stroll past the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Later be delighted by your first glimpse of the Colosseum on our sightseeing tour. (B)

Day 12 - Rome Sightseeing
Ancient and modern Rome awaits your discovery. Why not start your day with a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel? In your free time explore the Forum of Imperial Rome, search for Gladiators at the Colosseum, snap up Italian fashions or just watch the world go by with a gelato (or two). (B)

Day 13 - Rome to Florence
Our morning drive leads us to Florence, the Renaissance city in the beautiful mountain folds of Tuscany. Learn about the Duomo, Giotto’s Bell-Tower, Piazza della Signoria and Santa Croce as our expert local guide walks us through the city. (B,D)

Day 14 - Florence Sightseeing
Your day includes a walking tour seeing the Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Santa Croce and a chance to shop for leather, gold and silver. In your free time maybe visit one of the city’s many museums or galleries and this evening enjoy the colourful Florentine nightlife. (B)

Day 15 - Florence 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. (B,D)

Day 16 - Lucerne Sightseeing
Spend the day exploring this beautiful lakeside town. See the Lion Monument, walk across the Chapel Bridge and wander the cobbled streets shopping for watches, chocolate and Swiss Army knives. The best way to appreciate the spectacular scenery is on a lake cruise ; why not join us on one this afternoon? (B)

Day 17 - Lucerne 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 18 - 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 19 - Paris to London
We visit the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge on the way to our cross-channel ferry back to England. Time to swap addresses and say goodbye as we arrive early evening in London. (B)

Whats Included?

18 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 * Ferry transport as itinerary

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