European Magic Contiki Tour
Per Person Sharing
25 November 2023 - 10 March 2024
Travel outside of these dates may be subject to supplements and increases
8 Nights 8 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners Visit 7 countries in this trip!
This one gives you a taste of Europe’s highlights for those tight on time. Think 7 countries, 9 days and a handful of the top hotspots – this is how you tick off Europe’s essential travel destinations without hanging around. Visit the cute gable-houses of Amsterdam, indulge in some sausages and steins at a Bavarian beer hall, Glide through the canals of Venice, explore the glory of the Swiss Alps, and see the Eiffel Tower & Arc de Triomphe lit up by night – all in just over a week. Now that’s magic.
- 8 Nights’ twin-share hotel accommodation
- 8 Breakfasts
- 2 Dinners
- Dedicated Contiki Crew
- Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power points for charging
- Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges
- Ferry costs if leaving from London
- Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations
- Contiki Tours are designed for travellers between the ages of 18 and 35
- Travel insurance (Highly recommended!)
- Flights and related taxes (Ask us - we can arrange this!)
- Contiki Tour only Gold Seal Protection Insurance
- All items of a personal nature
- Anything not mentioned
London to Amsterdam
Your 8-country, 9-day adventure begins here! You'll meet up with your Contiki crew in London and we'll all board our coach here, ready to set off for European soil.
Shortly before we find our ferry for Europe, we'll be taking in the English coastline beauty of the White Cliffs of Dover. They owe their gorgeousness to their composition of chalk - you're learning and we haven't even left the UK!
Off the ferry we arrive in the port town of Calais - French soil! Next we journey to Amsterdam!
And here we are at our final stop for this evening: Amsterdam! We'll start our exploration of this city with a peek of canals, bicycles & 17th century gable houses lit up by night. Next on the agenda tonight, we have an optional evening cruise along the canals - the perfect way for our travel crew to get to know each other. Afterwards, there's plenty of nightlife to keep you going until the early hours.
Amsterdam to Frankfurt
This morning is your chance to explore Amsterdam. Take a wander down a cobbled canal-lined street, step into a local 'Poffertjes' cafe for Dutch mini pancakes, or check out some of the cute bookshops lining the canal. Then say 'Vaarwel!' because this afternoon we're setting off for our next country, Germany.
Wilkommen to Frankfurt, Germany's thriving city metropolis with a big city scene by day and a vibrant nightlife in the evenings. We'll start off with an orientation tour here in Frankfurt, then tonight you're free to find yourself some dinner and discover the city by night.
Frankfurt to Munich
Saying goodbye to Frankfurt, we'll head on to the German city of Munich - where lederhosen, dirndls, steins of beer and gingerbread-style buildings await.
"Prost!”. Here in the home of Oktoberfest we'll take a quick tour of the city, and amuse ourselves watching the antics of mechanical figurines in the city's famous Glockenspiel. Making the most of our time in Munich this evening, we'll get introduced to 800 years of history at a traditional Bavarian beer hall.
Munich to Venice via Innsbruck
'Auf Wiedersehen' Munich, we're off to tick more countries off our list. This morning we'll climb aboard our coach ready for a scenic roll through the Bavarian Alps, past fairytale castles and rambling vineyards, en route to Austria.
Drive through Austria without getting out to say hello? Never! We'll pull into Innsbruck for lunch, a laid-back student city made famous by a medieval old town, an old Olympic Ski Jump & a Royal Palace.
Ah, Venice! Fresh pasta, lilting accents & romantic architecture - we've arrived in one of Italy's most famous cities. Tonight we'll relax here, knowing we have all day tomorrow to cruise canals & explore picturesque cobbled streets.
Buongiorno! Venice is ours for a full and glorious Italian day. We'll start exploring The Floating City by jumping aboard our own private motoscaffo boat and cruising the canals en route to the historical heart of the city. Here we'll take selfies at the Bridge of Sighs, see the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square. Next, you have the chance to discover hidden Venice with a guided walking tour, take a traditional gondola ride, or just explore these cobbled streets on your own. Tonight, you can choose to sign up for an authentic Venetian 3-course feast.
Venice to Lucerne
With a few days left, it's time to say 'ciao' to our time in Venice. We'll never forget you, city of canals and beauty, but Switzerland is calling us. Back on our coach we'll pass Lake Como as we cruise out of Italy and head onwards and upwards toward the Swiss Alps.
With magical views unfolding outside our windows we'll find ourselves in Switzerland, pulling up in the fairytale town of Lucerne, famous for its wooden bridges, cobbled lanes and beautiful setting against the lake it's named after. Here we'll visit the wooden chapel bridge and lion monument. Our other recommendation for tonight? Swiss chocolate.
Lucerne to Paris
It's been sweet, but our time in Lucerne is up this morning. We're Paris-bound! Out with the altitude, in with the inner-city Parisian bliss. We'll jump back onto our coach to cross the border out of Switzerland and (back) into France.
After coasting through the pretty wine producing region of Burgundy, we'll arrive in the City of Lights. Lamp-lit bridges, a sparkling Eiffel Tower, & evening coffee haunts, this evening we'll fall in love with everything Paris on a dreamy night-time tour. Is it just us, or is love in the air? Once we've seen the most famous landmarks, we'll celebrate our first night in the city by heading up the Montparnasse Tower for the best panoramic views of the city.
There's plenty of time to lust over designer haute couture or French vintage stores, admire the Notre Dame Cathedral, order coffee and crêpes, or get artsy at the many museums of the Louvre. Just don't wear yourself out, because tonight's your chance to get involved with VIP seats and dinner at the iconic Moulin Rouge cabaret show. With your last night looming, this is the perfect way to make it one to remember. Get ready to go out with a bang!
Paris to London
Rise, shine, and soak up your last dose of Paris this morning over a coffee and croissant together, as we marvel at how much we've seen on this magical journey. It may be over for now, but these friendships and memories will last a lifetime. Our last coach ride together will be a complimentary transfer to CDG airport this morning, or you can stay onboard for the full ride back to London. Plenty of time to start planning the next reunion...
What an adventure! Say a fond farewell to the group as you wrap up the trip on arrival in London.
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European Magic Contiki Tour takes the favourite destinations of travellers through Europe and packs them into 9 awesome days! A fantastic tour geared at the 18 - 35 year old market.
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