FROM R 17 140
*** Set departure dates between 18 JAN 2020 - 14 MAR 2020. Book by 13 SEP 2019 & pay a R1000 per person deposit within 7 days of confirmation. Full payment due 45 days prior to departure.This is a packaged tour for 18 - 35 years old ***Pricing valid until
13 September 2019
8 Days land only
18 January 2020
14 March 2020
The beauty of this trip is seeing so much in a short space of time & knowing that each day is guaranteed to bring something completely different from the day before!
- 8 nights twin share hotel accommodation
- Breakfast daily & selected dinners
- Assistance of a Trip Manager & Driver team
- Touring by coach
- Ferry crossing
- Sightseeing tours as per itinerary including 5 World Heritage sites
- See the White Cliffs of Dover, Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night, the Lorelei Rock, the Glockenspiel, Marienplatz & much much more
- Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges
- BONUS: add on a mini ski Austria trip for FREE ( set departure dates 16 & 30 DEC 2019; 06, 13, 20 & 27 JAN 2020; 03,10,17 & 24 FEB 2020 AND 02 & 09 MAR 2020) which includes:
- 3 nights accommodation at Contiki's Gasthof ( multishre with private ensuite)
- Breakfast daily
- Free shuttle from Worgl Station
- Exclusive themed party nights
Day 1 London to Amsterdam
Your heart-pounding adventure kicks off today. Meet up with your Contiki posse & share notes on London town before hitting the road to Amsterdam.
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!
See the White Cliffs of Dover
Off the ferry we arrive in the port town of Calais - French soil! We travel north via Belgium before reaching ... Amsterdam!
Cross off another country off your list as you cruise through Belgium on your way to Amsterdam.
Tonight, the famed for fun Amsterdam is ours to explore following an optional evening canal cruise. An undisguised Red Light District & plenty of bars are there for the curious.
See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night
Day 2 Amsterdam to Rhine Valley
Now it's time to pour some sunlight on the agenda & take in the beauty of canals, crooked buildings, obscure museums & a café culture like no other.
After the scenic journey of fairytale castles, vineyards and valleys, you'll be charmed before we even arrive in Germany's famous Rhine Valley. This back-in-time town is our wine tasting host for the evening. Squeal!!!
Learn how beer steins are crafted
Scenic drive along the Rhine River
Day 3 Rhine Valley to Munich
Too much grape juice last night? Not to worry, the prospect of Munich should lift your spirits as we travel south & swap wine culture for beer.
See the Lorelei Rock
Today our eyes will be treated to a famous gothic clock, a charming old town & traditional Bavarian culture. This afternoon you'll explore the side streets by bicycle and afterwards why not choose to explore one of the cities many beer halls, where can try a stein of beer or even a pork knuckle!
See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz
Locally guided bike tour of Munich's famous landmarks (Summer only)
Locally guided walking tour of the city (Winter only)
Day 4 Munich to Venice via Innsbruck
Say "Auf Wiedersehen" to Munich as you climb aboard the coach ready for a scenic roll through the Bavarian Alps en route to Italy.
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.
See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck
Passionate lands abounding in fresh pasta, smooth locals & romantic architecture - we've arrived in Italy! Relax in Venice tonight knowing we have all day tomorrow to cruise canals & explore pretty streets.
Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles
Day 5 Venice
Wake-up sleeping beauties! Venice is yours for the entirety of this glorious Italian day. We'll be jumping aboard our own private boat and hitting the canals en route to the historical heart of the city. A guided walking tour and a gondola ride are up for grabs, or you can always choose to get lost on your own and see where the maze takes you.
Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice
See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square
See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas
Day 6 Venice to Lucerne
We have a few days left - Switzerland, France, we have not forgotten you!
Passing Lake Como we cruise out of Italy and find ourselves in Switzerland, pulling up in the fairytale town of Lucerne, famous for its wooden bridges, cobbled lanes and beautiful setting against Lake Lucerne. Take an optional cruise tonight giving yourself a better look at the stunning Swiss Alps reflected off the water. And chocolate. Don't forget to eat ALL the chocolate.
Scenic Alpine drive
See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
Day 7 Lucerne to Paris
Out with the altitude, in with the inner-city Parisian bliss. Once we've crossed the border out of Switzerland we will be coasting through the pretty wine producing region of Burgundy before our arrival in Paris.
Lamp-lit bridges, a sparkling Eiffel Tower, & evening coffee haunts, tonight we fall in love with everything Paris. Our Trip Manager fills us in on the city's secrets, then to celebrate our first night in the city, we'll head up the Eiffel Tower.
See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
Exclusive 'Paris by Night' sightseeing tour
Get a view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower
Day 8 Paris
Fragonard Perfumery now there's a place to check out, and stock up on perfume, obviously! Especially given the greatly discounted prices and authenticity of buying in France. Later you can moan over haute couture you can't afford, admire the Notre Dame Cathedral whilst juggling coffee and crêpes, & get artsy at the many museums of the Louvre. Just don't wear yourself out, you will probably want to get involved with dinner and the Moulin Rouge cabaret show. With your last night looming, make it one to remember in the city of lights.
Visit a French perfumery
Day 9 Paris to London
Soak up your last dose of Paris and feel the astonishment of how much you've seen during this awesome trip. And how close you've grown to your Contiki pals.
What a journey!? On arrival in London say a fond farewell to the group as you wrap up the journey on arrival.