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After 2 pm and the remainder of the day is free to relax before meeting your fellow travellers at 6 pm. After dinner takes a short walk to explore nearby Covent Garden.

Meet up with your Contiki Crew before we hit the road and take a ferry past the White Cliffs of Dover. Next stop: the buzzing, free-wheeling city of Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s eye-opening Red Light District, where the creative and wacky come together on narrow cobbled streets, 24/7. Try out Amsterdam’s multi-ethnic cuisine. This cultural melting pot dishes up loads of affordable food. With an optional evening canal cruise, you’ve got a chance to get to know the group, unwind with a few drinks and uncover Amsterdam at water level. Get some pointers on the city’s hot spots from your Tour Manager and head into town for a fun night out.

Cruise into the countryside and bike around like the laid back locals, past working windmills, to the world-famous cheese village of Edam. Brace yourself for paris tour packages In an intro into Dutch culture, see how clogs are made at a clog-maker’s house and try some of the famous Dutch Edam at a cheese farm. Free time this afternoon to experience Amsterdam’s coffee shops, museums, and quirky boutiques. Wander along the canals and past gabled houses or try out Amsterdam’s multi-ethnic cuisine. amsterdam tour package will not be missed as This cultural melting pot dishes up loads of affordable food. With an optional evening canal cruise, there’s a chance to toast your travels with the group, unwind with a few drinks and uncover another angle on Amsterdam at water level. Get some pointers on the city’s hot spots from your Paris Holiday Package Manager and head into town for a fun night out.

We’ll give you the background on Berlinâ troubled history in our morning city tour. Learn about the East/West split at the Berlin Wall and check out the controversial Reichstag (German Parliament) as well as Tiergarten (one the world’s biggest parks), while your Munich Tour Manager points out the little details and peels back the layers of history. Visit Checkpoint Charlie, where many East Berliners tried to escape to the West, and be reminded of Germany’s darker past at the Brandenburg Gate. With free time, get inspired by Berlin’s creative scene and check out its galleries and street art. As a world forerunner in contemporary art, Berlin’s walls are covered in cut-outs and graffiti. Shopping-wise, this town has it all and is right up there defining the style. Berlin is great for small boutiques, funky fashions and one-of-a-kind buy. Your Tour Manager knows Berlin’s ins and outs, so get some pointers before you splurge. Experience the world of espionage in an optional evening Eye Spy Berlin tour with our Local Guide, and enjoy a fascinating look into the Stasi (what was once the East German Secret Police). Do as the Berliners do and grab a curry wurst (a local favorite) and kick back at a Bierkeller (German beer house). Then top off your time in Berlin with some of your new friends and explore the city’s legendary nightlife. With cool cocktail bars and some of the best techno clubs in the world, there are heaps of fun choices.

Heading south, we roll on to the region of Dresden, often dubbed? Florence of the North’s? because of its beauty. This town completely rebuilt itself after being flattened in World War II. Your Europe Honeymoon Package Manager will show you Dresden’s signature buildings, like the Opera house, the domed Frauenkirche, the Royal Residence ‘“ once home to the Saxon Kings ‘“ and the Zwinger Fortress, a massive palace where royals went to party! Lunchtime! Go local and hang out in a river side beer garden, order some hearty German dishes with regional specialities like sour roast and potato soup. Then we head over the border and into the Czech Republic to Prague. Prague Tour Package has Prague which is a beautiful and atmospheric city. It’s also pretty compact, so it’s best explored on foot. Get straight into Prague’s historic heart with your Tour Manager. You’ll walk together over the landmark Charles Bridge, through Hradcany Castle, the home of the original Bohemian Kings and to the gothic St Vitus Cathedral, along the way. With a night off, spend some time in the picturesque Old Town Square, where historic buildings and churches surround cafes that spill out onto the pavement. With some world-famous Czech pilsner in hand, park yourself at a table, people-watch and try out some of the traditional local dumplings.

More free time means you can get deeper into Prague’s old town in your own time. The city itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a jumble of little lanes, alleys, and courtyards. Slow the pace down and give yourself a chance to uncover its hidden treasures. This is also the spot to pick up some famous Bohemian glass, beads or garnet and amber jewelry. Choose a lunch cruise on the Vltava River, which runs through the heart of Prague, and take in stunning views of the city from the water. The Czech capital has a really mixed past so look out for signs of the Roman Empire, the Bohemian Empire, the Nazis, and the Communists. By night, Prague is loaded with all types of music, from jazz bars and hip DJs to opera. There is something for everyone, so make the most of it with the group, and finish your travels off with a night to 

This morning, travel southwest to the home of the world-famous Oktoberfest, Munich - a city that blends traditional Bavarian culture and modern lifestyle. Explore the heart of Munich’s Old Town with the crew, and head to Marienplatz. It’s a central gathering spot famous for the Glockenspiel - a Gothic clock, complete with 32 dancing figures and 43 chiming bells. Then head off with some friends for a taste of tradition to a typical beer hall and park.

Journey through the Tyrol and Sound of Music country to a cute Austrian village in a region famous for adventure sports. With 1 night in Contiki’s very own AustrianGasthof (guest inn), our resident crew will give you pointers on the best stuff to do in the region and make sure you get everything out of your time here. We always put on different theme parties for our groups at the Gasthof bar so get dressed up for a fun night in. Your Munich Tour Manager will tell you all about it. Fill your lungs with clean mountain air, jump on a bike and get into the region’s outdoor lifestyle with a fully guided optional tour through the Tyrol’s picture-perfect scenery, complete with waterfalls and mountain fields. Work up an appetite a BBQ lunch is waiting for you at the end! With time to do your own thing, laze about or get out for a walk in the surrounding hills. Catch up on some emails or postcards at the inn or take a gondola up the mountainside for more spectacular views of the area. For something different, pop into the local trout farm.

Kick start the day and plunge into some white-water rafting in an adrenalin-pumping optional activity on the river. Then we roll on to Italy and Verona, another UNESCO World Heritage site. Italy tour Package begins Get romantic and stand under one of the world’s most famous shrines to love, Juliet’s balcony from Romeo and Juliet. Check out the main shopping street and the Roman arena, before heading on to Venice.

Venice is packed with character, crammed with hidden lanes and linked by a network of canals. The group travels on our private boat through the waters of the lagoon to visit the city’s historical heart. The limestone Bridge of Sighs, the gothic arches of Doges’ Palace and the expanse of StMark’s Square Cap off the day with an optional gondola ride with your friends. Take a bottle of prosecco (Italian champagne) and toast this unforgettable experience as you are punted through the waterways.

Criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. Stylish Rome oozes energy and overflows with relics from another age. Our special access coach tour gets you right into the thriving atmosphere of this living timeline as your Italy Holiday package Tour Manager shows you the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia. Continue on foot to check out the Pantheon and Piazza Navona

This morning, make the most of our Local Guide’s inside knowledge and uncover the remains of an ancient empire with a fantastic optional tour of the Roman Forum and Colosseum. Then check-out the smallest country in the world and home to the Pope, the Vatican City

Next up: Umbria’s rustic hills and many vineyards. Travel past the iconic cypress trees of this olive-oil producing region, to the Renaissance city of Florence. The scene-stealing Duomo cathedral rises above the city. Get the inside track on Florence’s cultural beginnings from our local guide as the group explores streets crammed with artworks from masters like Michelangelo. Then, take a look into a skilful demonstration of where you’ll get to try regional dishes in the heart of Florence. Afterwards, head with the group to a local bar, order yourself a glass of Chianti wine and kick back Tuscan style.

Catch a glimpse of Lake Como as we move on to Switzerland Tour package and travel through the St Gotthard Tunnel ‘“ the second longest in Europe. Next stop: the jaw-droppingly beautiful alpinetown of Lucerne With covered wooden bridges, cobbled lanes and quaint buildings, Lucerne’s center is perfect to explore on foot. Also to stock up on lots of genuine Swiss chocolate! Your Tour Manager can give you pointers on where to pick up the best-priced watches Switzerland is so famous for. Tonight, we head to the alpine heights of Lauterbrunnen and stay at Contiki’s very own Swiss chalet. While you’re here, you’ll get to eat a traditional Swiss fondue with the group.

It’s a change of pace amongst Switzerland’s massive Alps. Take in the amazing views from your chalet window. Opt to visit Jungfrau mountain, head up the sheer slopes of this UNESCO World Heritage listed the site on a cog rail to Europe’s highest railway station, and step out onto the ‘?roof’? of Europe for spine-tingling views. Back at the chalet, make the most of the genuine underground bomb shelter and party it up with friends at the bar there.

With downtime on the coach, plug in your MP3, chill out to some music and chat with friends while traveling through the scenic wine producing a region of Burgundy. Tonight, the group kick-starts Paris Holiday Package with the Tour Lamp-lit bridges and cool little cafes give us a real taste of Paris’ romance. Your Tour Manager will fill you in on the world’s most recognized monuments, like the Arc dbe Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. If you’re adventurous, get right into French culture when you arrive at the camp-site. Your Contiki Rep will prepare authentic escargots (snails) for the group. It’s a perfect opportunity to try out this national delicacy. You’ll also get to toast your time in Paris together in style with our special ‘Taste of France’ welcome. Your Crew will serve champagne and local cheeses.

Fragonard! This perfumery has an elegant interior and is a unique setting for a look into the history of perfume. It’s also a chance to pick up some French perfume at great prices. This town is loaded with possibilities. Discover its many bistros, museums, tree-lined avenues and diverse quartiers (neighborhoods). Get a feel for French flair by window shopping on the Left Bank. Step into the Notre Dame or explore the endless galleries of the Louvre, where you can get up close to the famous Mona Lisa. In your free time, try indulging in some delicious pastries and relax in one of Paris’ many city parks in Europe tour packages for family. Tonight is the last night with your friends, so make it special. Treat yourself to the full Parisian night out, starting with an optional dinner in an atmospheric restaurant. Then sign up for an authentic cabaret experience, complete with can-can girls, dinner and champagne. But don’t stop there ‘“ afterward hit the clubs and finish up your travels with a big Parisian night out.

there will be a transfer for you to Charles de Gaulle Airport OR choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London with your Tour Manager and Driver and extend your stay. Switzerland Tour Package Ends.

Itinerary

  • Day 1

     Jet off to the trip of a lifetime awaiting you in Europe.

  • Day 2

    Check-in to your hotel after 2 pm and the remainder of the day is free to relax before meeting your fellow travelers at 6 pm. After dinner takes a short walk to explore nearby Covent Garden.

  • Day 3

    Meet up with your Contiki Crew before we hit the road and take a ferry past the White Cliffs of Dover. Next stop: the buzzing, free-wheeling city of Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam Tour eye-opening Red Light District, where the creative and wacky come together on narrow cobbled streets, 24/7. Try out Amsterdam’s multi-ethnic cuisine. This cultural melting pot dishes up loads of affordable food. With an optional evening canal cruise, you’ve got a chance to get to know the group, unwind with a few drinks and uncover Amsterdam Trip at water level. Get some pointers on the city’s hot spots from your Tour Manager and head into town for a fun night out.

  • Day 4

    Cruise into the countryside and bike around like the laid back locals, past working windmills, to the world-famous cheese village of Edam. In an intro into Dutch culture, see how clogs are made at a clog maker's house and try some of the famous Dutch Edam at a cheese farm. Free time this afternoon to experience Amsterdam’s coffee shops, museums, and quirky boutiques. Wander along the canals and past gabled houses or try out Amsterdam’s multi-ethnic cuisine. Get some pointers on the city’s hot spots from your Tour Manager and head into town for a fun night out.

  • Day 5

    Motor down the autobahn and get ready for a dose of Berlin. With 2 nights in this historical hot spot, you've got time to find out what makes Germany’s capital one of the most cutting-edge cities in the world. It’s hard to believe that this funky town has had such a troubled past.

  • Day 6

    We’ll give you the background on   history in our morning city tour. Learn about the East/West split at the Berlin Wall and check out the controversial Reichstag (German Parliament) as well as Tiergarten (one the world’s biggest parks), while you Tour Manager points out the little details and peels back the layers of history. Visit Checkpoint Charlie, where many East Berliners tried to escape to the West, and be reminded of Germany’s darker past at the Brandenburg Gate.Experience the world of espionage in an optional evening Eye Spy Berlin tour with our Local Guide, and enjoy a fascinating look into the Stasi (what was once the East German Secret Police). Do as the Berliners do and grab a currywurst (a local favorite) and kick back at a Bierkeller (German beer house). Then top off your time in Berlin with some of your new friends and explore the city’s legendary nightlife. With cool cocktail bars and some of the best techno clubs in the world, there are heaps of fun choices.

  • Day 7

    Heading south, we roll on to the region of Dresden, often dubbed?Florence of the North? because of its beauty. This town completely rebuilt itself after being flattened in World War II. Your Tour Manager will show you Dresden’s signature buildings, like the Opera house, the domed Frauenkirche, the Royal Residence once home to the Saxon Kings and the Zwinger Fortress, a massive palace where royals went to party! Lunchtime! Go local and hang out in a riverside beer garden, order some hearty German dishes with regional specialities like sour roast and potato soup. Then we head over the border and into the Czech Republic to Prague. You’ll walk together over the landmark Charles Bridge, through Hradcany Castle, the home of the original Bohemian Kings and to the gothic St Vitus Cathedral, along the way. With a night off, spend some time in the picturesque Old Town Square, where historic buildings and churches surround cafes that spill out onto the pavement. With some world-famous Czech pilsner in hand, park yourself at a table, people-watch and try out some of the traditional local dumplings.

  • Day 8

    More free time in this Prague Tour Package means you can get deeper into Prague’s old town in your own time. The city itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a jumble of little lanes, alleys, and courtyards. Slow the pace down and give yourself a chance to uncover its hidden treasures. This is also the spot to pick up some famous Bohemian glass, beads or garnet and amber jewellery. Choose a lunch cruise on the Vltava River, which runs through the heart of Prague, and take in stunning views of the city from the water. The Czech capital has a really mixed past so look out for signs of the Roman Empire, the Bohemian Empire, the Nazis, and the Communists. By night, Prague is loaded with all types of music, from jazz bars and hip DJs to opera. There is something for everyone, so make the most of it with the group, and finish your travels off with a night to remember.

  • Day 9

    This morning, travel southwest to the home of the world-famous Oktoberfest, Munich Tour- a city that blends traditional Bavarian culture and modern lifestyle. Explore the heart of Munich’s Old Town with the crew, and head to Marienplatz. It’s a central gathering spot famous for the Glockenspiel - a Gothic clock, complete with 32 dancing figures and 43 chiming bells. Then head off with some friends for a taste of tradition to a typical beer hall and park yourselves at a long wooden table.

  • Day 10

    Journey through the Tyrol and Sound of Music country to a cute Austrian village in a region famous for adventure sports. With 1 night in Contiki’s very own Austrian Gasthof (guest inn), our resident crew will give you pointers on the best stuff to do in the region and make sure you get everything out of your time here. We always put on different theme parties for our groups at the Gasthof bar so get dressed up for a fun night in. Your Tour Manager will tell you all about it. Fill your lungs with clean mountain air, jump on a bike and get into the region’s outdoor lifestyle with a fully guided optional tour through the Tyrol’s picture-perfect scenery, complete with waterfalls and mountain fields. Work up an appetite a BBQ lunch is waiting for you at the end! With time to do your own thing, laze about or get out for a walk in the surrounding hills. Catch up on some emails or postcards at the inn or take a gondola up the mountainside for more spectacular views of the area. For something different, pop into the local trout farm.

  • Day 11

    Kick start the day and plunge into some white-water rafting in an adrenalin-pumping optional activity on the river. Then we roll on to Italy Tour Package and Verona, another UNESCO World Heritage site. Get romantic and stand under one of the world’s most famous shrines to love, Juliet’s balcony from Romeo and Juliet. Check out the main shopping street and the Roman arena, before heading on to Venice.

  • Day 12

    Known as the floating city? Venice is packed with character, crammed with hidden lanes and linked by a network of canals. The group travels on our private boat through the waters of the lagoon to visit the city’s historical heart. The limestone Bridge of Sighs, the gothic arches of Doges Palace and the expanse of St Mark’s Square (pigeons and all!) show off Venice’s unique beauty and way of life. Learn about local artistry with a traditional glass blowing demonstration a craft the city has been famous for since the 13th century. In your free time, explore the floating city and lose yourself in the backstreets. Step into the labyrinth of interweaving lanes, waterways, palaces, piazzas, and markets. Maybe grab a table on St Mark’s Square and eat some delicious Italian food al fresco. Cap off the day with an optional gondola ride with your friends. Take a bottle of prosecco (Italian champagne) and toast this unforgettable experience as you are punted through the waterways.

  • Day 13

    Criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. Stylish Rome oozes energy and overflows with relics from another age. Our special access coach tour gets you right into the thriving atmosphere of this living timeline as your Tour Manager shows you the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia. Continue on foot to check out the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Honor tradition at the Trevi Fountain and throw a coin in the fountain’s waters (it’s meant to improve your chances of returning to Rome!) or maybe hang out with your new friends at the Spanish Steps, sit back with a few slices of pizza and people watch.

  • Day 14

    This morning, make the most of our Local Guide’s inside knowledge and uncover the remains of an ancient empire with a fantastic optional tour of the Roman Forum and Colosseum. Then check-out the smallest country in the world and home to the Pope, the Vatican City. You’ve got plenty of time to take a closer look at St Peter’s Basilica or Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. Take off into the city and absorb the atmosphere, as Vespas flash past timeworn monuments that are surrounded by fountains, pizzerias, cafes, and bars. Before you hit the shops, let your Tour Manager point you in the right direction with some tips on the best buys. In your free time, live the local lifestyle by indulging in a long lunch on a paved piazza or knock back a shot of espresso at the bar, as the Romans do.

  • Day 15

    Next up: Umbria’s rustic hills and many vineyards. Travel past the iconic cypress trees of this olive-oil producing region, to the Renaissance city of Florence. The scene-stealing Duomo cathedral rises above the city. Get the inside track on Florence’s cultural beginnings from our local guide as the group explores streets crammed with artworks from masters like Michelangelo. Then, take a look into a skilful demonstration of Florentine leather making and understand this region’s traditional art. The city’s markets are a great place to hang out and bargain. Grab a gelato in your free time and enjoy the feel of this gorgeous city. Tonight there’s a choice of a group dinner - an authentic Tuscan feast, where you’ll get to try regional dishes in the heart of Florence. Afterwards, head with the group to a local bar, order yourself a glass of Chianti wine and kick back Tuscan style.

  • Day 16

    Catch a glimpse of Lake Como as we move on to Switzerland Tour Package and travel through the St Gotthard Tunnel the second longest in Europe. Next stop: the jaw-droppingly beautiful alpine town of Lucerne With covered wooden bridges, cobbled lanes and quaint buildings, Lucerne’s center is perfect to explore on foot. Also to stock up on lots of genuine Swiss chocolate! Your Tour Manager can give you pointers on where to pick up the best-priced watches Switzerland is so famous for. Tonight, we head to the alpine heights of Lauterbrunnen and stay at Contiki’s very own Swiss chalet. While you’re here, you’ll get to eat a traditional Swiss fondue with the group.

  • Day 17

    It’s a change of pace among Switzerland’s massive Alps. Take in the amazing views from your chalet window. Opt to visit Jungfrau mountain, head up the sheer slopes of this UNESCO World Heritage listed the site on a cog rail to Europe’s highest railway station, and step out onto the roof of Europe for spine-tingling views. Back at the chalet, make the most of the genuine underground bomb shelter and party it up with friends at the bar there.

  • Day 18

    With downtime on the coach, plug in your MP3, chill out to some music and chat with friends while traveling through the scenic wine producing a region of Burgundy. Tonight, the group kick-starts Paris Holiday Package with the Tour of Illuminations, which shows off the French capital’s transformation into the City of Lights. Lamp-lit bridges and cool little cafes give us a real taste of Paris’ romance. Your Tour Manager will fill you in on the world’s most recognized monuments, like the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. If you’re adventurous, get right into French culture when you arrive at the camp-site. Your Contiki Rep will prepare authentic escargots (snails) for the group. It’s a perfect opportunity to try out this national delicacy. You’ll also get to toast your time in Paris together in style with our special Taste of France welcome. Your Crew will serve champagne and local cheeses.

  • Day 19

    Next up: Fragonard! This perfumery has an elegant interior and is a unique setting for a look into the history of perfume. It’s also a chance to pick up some French perfume at great prices. This town is loaded with possibilities. Discover its many bistros, museums, tree-lined avenues and diverse quartiers (neighborhoods). Get a feel for French flair by window shopping on the Left Bank. Step into the Notre Dame or explore the endless galleries of the Louvre, where you can get up close to the famous Mona Lisa. In your free time, try indulging in some delicious pastries and relax in one of Paris’ many city parks. Tonight is the last night with your friends, so make it special. Treat yourself to the full Parisian night out, starting with an optional dinner in an atmospheric restaurant. Then sign up for an authentic cabaret experience, complete with can-can girls, dinner and champagne. But don’t stop there afterward hit the clubs and finish up your travels with a big Parisian night out.

  • Day 20

    After breakfast, there will be a transfer for you to Charles de Gaulle Airport (estimated arrival at 10:00 am) OR choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London with your Munich Tour Manager and Driver and extend your stay.

What's included

  • Airport Transfers
  • Breakfast
  • English Speaking Guide
  • AC Cars with Driver

What's excluded

  • Airfare
  • Visa Fee
  • Porter Fee
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Entry Fee to Clubs

Highlights

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de triomphe
  • Berlin city
  • Lake Como
  • St gotthard Tunnel
  • Michelangeio
  • Roman Forum

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