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16 Day Tour of Europe - London to Rome

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

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 France. We drive past World War I battlefields to the splendour of Paris. What better way to begin than with an evening tour of the “City Of Lights”? Contiki Village (D)

Day 2 - 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? Contiki Village (B)

Day 3 - Paris Sightseeing
Today we visit the majestic Château Versailles (entry not included) followed by more free time to uncover the romance of Paris. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 4 - Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region
Today's journey leads us to Contiki’s exclusive Château de Cruix nestled in the Beaujolais vineyards near Lyon. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)

Day 5 - Beaujolais Wine Region
This morning explore the French countryside and enjoy your included picnic lunch. In the afternoon relax and soak in the idyllic atmosphere of rural France. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)

Day 6 - Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona
Our journey south today takes us to the impressive Roman aqueduct at Pont du Gard. As we skim past the Pyrenées we catch our first glimpse of the world-famous Mediterranean and arrive in vibrant Barcelona. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 7 - Barcelona Sightseeing
Our included sightseeing tour is a great introduction to this celebrated city. See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Cathedral, the 1992 Olympic Complex and the Gothic district. A chance to experience Barcelona’s famed shopping street La Ramblas and discover some of Spain’s specialties such as Lladró porcelain and Majorca pearls. Tonight why not experience the passion of Flamenco dancing? Contiki Village (B)

Day 8 - Barcelona to French Riviera
We return to France today and travel through the beautiful Camargue region to the walled city of Aigues Mortes. A chance to wander through the streets of this historic wonder before continuing to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 9 -French Riviera at Leisure
It’s your choice today – perhaps mix with the rich and famous on the beach at Cannes or take a trip into Nice for a spot of shopping. Tonight we visit Monaco! View the Royal Palace and take the opportunity to try your luck at the casinos of Monte Carlo. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 10 - French Riviera to Venice
We visit a French perfumery before entering Italy and making our way to Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet. A warm welcome awaits tonight at Contiki’s Venice village. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 11 - Venice Sightseeing
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 12 - Venice to Florence
We travel to Pisa, home of the famous leaning tower. From here it’s a short journey to the most spectacular of Renaissance cities, Florence. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 13 - 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. Contiki Village (B)

Day 14 - Florence to Rome
All roads lead to Rome where our included sightseeing tour is the perfect introduction to the Eternal City. This afternoon why not discover this city of Gladiators with a local guide? Then, do as the Romans do and stroll past the Trevi Fountain, the amazing Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. Contiki Village (B)

Day 15 - Rome Sightseeing
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 16 - Rome
Say your farewells and swap addresses as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Whats Included?

15 nights accommodation - 2 nights in Contiki Special Stopovers, 13 nights in Contiki Villages * 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 * Ferry crossings * Free Contiki Travellers Guide * Free Contiki document wallet

Rates

£739 GBP

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