Departures between April 2017 and March 2018
24 nights- Snooze in a combination of funky hostels & Luxury in our selection of quality European hotels for 24 nights
You’ll be safe in the hands of your professional trip Manager, who know the street of
European better than you know the hairs on your toes. When it comes to transport,
an experienced and legendary driver team will be taking the reins;trust us, they’re
always a hoot.
34 MEALS: Feast on cuisine from every corner of Europe, with 24 breakfast & 10 dinners on us. Think rich & flavoursome Spanish paella, eromatic French cheese & the strange combination of curry & sausage that is German currywurst
Lose your self (& find your self ) in the Canals of Venice in a private boat ride, sightsee the stunning Cinque Terre with an included train ride, get a solid dose of hipster in the street of Berlin & head off for a day trip in the Isle of Capri. This is just the sample of all the best bites of each city we’ve got in store for you.
Spice up your trip even more by adding a ME TIME activities to your itinerary . Tour a nuclear bunker in Prague, dine like royalty near the Royal Palace in Monaco and see the can-can at a traditional French cabaret show.
You and you’re besties will be zooming trough European in an air-conditioned luxury coach, complete with WiFi and charging points. Occasionally, we’ll jump on a ferry to cross English Channel.
DAY 1: LONDON TO PARIS
Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel & onward travel past the World War I battlefield in Paris.
* See the White Cliffs of Dover
* See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral
DAY 2: PARIS
Indulge in sophisticated Paris will you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons.
M Parisian dinner
DAY 3: PARIS TO BORDEAUX
Cut through the Lorie Valley, & pass rolling vineyards en rout to Bordeaux, home to the world famous wine region.
* Visit the town famous for its wine.
DAY 4: BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIAN
We head sought to the stunning Basque city of San Sebastian, stopping off at the beach along the way.
DAY 5: SAN SEBASTIAN
Time to explore! Enjoy one of the best inner-city beaches in Europe where you can learn to surf, swim, or sit back & relax in one of the famous pintxo bars or get a piece of the action in the lively town centere.
* See the Parte Vieja, Playa de la Concha & Centro Romantico
DAY 6: SAN SEBASTIAN TO BARCELONA
Today we’ll be leaving the Bay of Biscay behind & make our lunch stop in Zaragoza, which traces its history back to the time of the Ancient Romans,before heading to the vibrant city of Barcelona.
* See the Church of the Holy Pillar in Zaragoza
DAY 7: BARCELONA
It’s time for food , fiesta fashion & fun! Admire the Gothic architecture, see some of the world’s most beautiful art, or take in all of Barcelona’s buzzing street life.
* Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district
DAY 8: BARCELONA TO NICE
Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to the glamorous French Riviera.
* Scenic drive along the Cote d’Azur
DAY 9: NICE
Do as the locals do-stroll through outdoor market’s, shop the upscale boutiques & sunbathe on the famous pebble beach. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco!
* Visit the French Perfumery
* See the Royal Place in Monaco & visit a Monte Carlo casino
M Monaco dinner
DAY 10: NICE TO CINQUE TERRE
Along the coast to take in the seaside setting of the colorful Cinque Terre, indulge in some tasty local foods & wine , dive into the crystal clear water or explore the Region on a hike.
* Visit Monterosso & enjoy a trip along the Cinque Terre
DAY 11: CENQUE TERRE TO FLORENCE
To Pisa’s famous architectural wonder & then on to Renaissance Florence where a Local Guide gives you the inside truck on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities.
* See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
* See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria
* Florentine leather craft demonstration
DAY 12: FLORENCE TO SORRENTO
Travel South trough Umbria & Lazio via the picturesque Bay of Naples to Sorrento.
M Bay of Naples feast
DAY 13: SORRENTO
Chill out on the Isle of Capri. Be amazed at the natural beauty, stroll through the piazzas & Roman ruins or enjoy a cafe al fresco with the locals.
DAY 14: SORRENTO TO ROME
From picture perfect Sorrento, via Pompeii to Rome .
* Scenic drive along the coast
* See Mt. Vesuvius
DAY 15: ROME
Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’ & explore this leaving museum. There’s the chance to delve into history, visit the Colosseum this afternoon or spend the day shopping & eating.
* See the Colosseum, to Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia , Trevi Fountain Pantheon & Piazza Navona
M Guided tour of Vatican
M Cooking class & dinner
DAY 16: ROME TO VENICE
We take you to fair Verona-home of Romeo & Juliet where you’ll have the chance to visit Juliet’s Balcony.
* See the Roman Arena in the city made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet
DAY 17: VENICE
Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares. art filled palazzos interesting little shops, bars & market’s
* See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square
M Gondola ride
DAY 18: VENICE TO SALZBURG
Travel through the stunning Austrian countryside to the picture-perfect Salzburg, home to Mozart & the Sound of music
* See the Hohensalzburg fortress
DAY 19: SALBURG TO PRAGUE
Head north to Prague, the City of the Thousand Spires
* See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus , Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square
* Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock
DAY 20: PRAGUE
Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads.
M Bunker tour
DAY 21: PRAGUE TO PERLIN
Head over the Boarder & into Germany’s Dresden, often dubbed’ Florence of the North’ because of it’s beauty. Then we’ll roll into Berlin
* See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building
* Take in the commemorative art work & the remains of the Berlin wall
DAY 22: BERLIN
Find out what makes Germany’s capital one of the most cutting-edge cities in the world with lots of free time to explore. It’s hard to believe that this funky town had has such a troubled past , so savour the mix of old & new in this ever-changing city.
* See the site of Checkpoint charlie
M Historical walking tour
DAY 23: BERLIN TO AMSTERDAM
Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of Amsterdam’s eyes opening Red Light District, where the creative & wacky come together on narrow cobbled streets.
* See Amsterdam’s canal & gable houses by night
DAY 24: AMSTERDAM
Into the countryside to bike around like the laid-back locals, past working windmills, to the world famous cheese village of Edam, Before it’s back to the city to explore the canals, park & cool vibes that the Dam is the known for
* See how clogs are made & try some famous Dutch Edam at a cheese farm
M Canal cruise
DAY 25: AMSTERDAM TO LONDON
This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Schiphol Airport (estimated of arrival 10:00am) where you trip ends. Or choose take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay.
RATE PER PERSON
ALL DATES FOR EUROPEAN QUEST
April 28 – May 22
May 12 – June 5
May 26 – June 19
June 2 – June 26
June 16 – July 10
June 21 – July 15
June 28 – July 22
June 30 – July 24
July 5 – July 29