18Day Tour of Europe - European Whirl
Have more free time? Hop on this exciting tour of 8 countries…here’s your chance to explore Europe, including Amsterdam, the Rhine Valley, Munich, Vienna, Rome, Vatican City, Florence, and Paris. See the white cliffs of Dover, kick back during the scenic drive along the River Rhine, step back in time as you walk through Renaissance Florence
Day 1 - London to Amsterdam.
A warm welcome from your Contiki Crew as we head for Dover to cross the Channel to France. We travel through Belgium and into Holland. First an orientation tour before arriving at our hotel.After dinner a chance to explore this unique city and its amazing nightlife.Youth Hostel (D)
Day 2 - Amsterdam
A full free day to explore this fascinating city. Perhaps visit famous sights such as Anne Frank's House or the Van Gogh Museum. Tonight a chance to try some local cuisine. Youth Hotel (B)
Day 3 -Amsterdam to Berlin.
Today we pass Hannover and cross the River Elbe as we make our way to Germany's capital Berlin. Youth Hotel (B,D)
Day 4 - Berlin
Time to explore this lively city where East and West once met. A chance for an Historical Walking tour, a visit to the "Checkpoint Charlie" museum or to check out the great shops, cafés and nightlife. Youth Hotel (B)
Day 5 - Berlin to Prague.
This morning we make a stop in Dresden before crossing the border in to the Czech Republic. Tonight we discover the golden city of Prague. Hotel (B)
Day 6 - Prague
Free time to further discover the labyrinth of streets in the old town, the medieval castle district and Karlov Most, the most photographed bridge in Prague. Tonight's dinner is your choice and afterwards enjoy the local nightlife. Hotel (B
)Day 7 - Prague to Munich.
On to Bavaria's lively capital Munich, home to the Oktoberfest. This afternoon an orientation tour including the Glockenspiel and Marienplatz. Maybe join us this evening at one of this city's traditional Beer Halls. Youth Hotel (B)
Day 8 - Munich to Austrian Tyrol.
A lovely drive this morning as we head into the heart of the Austrian Alps for a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery on a bike ride or at the trout farm. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)
Day 9 - Austrian Tyrol to Venice.
This morning the Austrian Alps form the backdrop for you to try white water rafting before we travel into Italy. We stop at Verona, home to Romeo and Juliet before continuing to mainland Venice in the Veneto region. Contiki Village (B,D)
Day 10 - Venice
A short boat ride takes us into the historical centre of Venice to see St. Mark's Square, the Doges' Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. See glass and lace making demonstrations and why not treat yourself to a gondola ride? Contiki Village (B,D)
Day 11 - Venice to Rome
All roads lead to Rome where our included sightseeing tour is the perfect introduction to the Eternal City. Tonight, a walking tour of this ancient city will include the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Contiki Village (B)
Day 12 - Rome
Once at the centre of the powerful Roman Empire this city, steeped in centuries of ancient history, awaits your discovery. The Colosseum, Imperial Forum and the treasures of the Vatican City make for a day of serious sightseeing. Contiki Village (B,D)
Day 13 - Rome to Florence.
A morning drive to Florence where our included walking tour takes us to the Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower, Piazza della Signoria and the Basilica of Sante Croce. Shop for leather, gold and silver and tonight a chance to be treated to "La Dolce Vita" at a local Italian restaurant and sample the local nightlife. Contiki Village (B)
Day 14 - Florence to Swiss Alps.
We continue north past Lake Como and through beautiful mountain scenery into Switzerland. Our idyllic stop in the Swiss Alps is nestled at the base of the Jungfrau mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)
Day 15 - Swiss Alps.
A spectacular day where you can choose to hike the many trails or maybe 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 16 - 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 17 - Paris
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? Contiki Village (B)
Day 17 - Paris to London
Departing Paris we visit the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge. On to Calais for our ferry crossing to England. (B)
NB: the tour price does not include a night in London at the end of your tour.
17 nights accommodation - 3 nights in Contiki Special Stopovers, 7 nights in Contiki Villages, 7 nights in hotels * Breakfast (B) & Dinners (D) included in Food Fund - as per itinerary * Experienced, professional tour manager & driver. * Resident Conitki manager and team at special stopovers * Contiki Village representatives * Modern air-conditioned coach * Free Contiki document wallet * Free Contiki Travellers Guide * Ferry crossings