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European Horizon (High Energy)

From AED 4,200

9 nights

10 days

Seven countries in ten days...sounds like a tour for people who know what they want and don't have time to wait around for it! This is a great introduction to Europe for first timers, giving you a taste for more. Wear clogs in Amsterdam, visit a beerhall in Munich and cruise the canals of Venice on a gondola, you won't want to miss a moment! This trip is also one of the best for scenery lovers with drives over the famous Brenner Pass and past Lake Como.

DAY
1
London to Amsterdam

Meet up with your Contiki team 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. 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 Trip Manager and head into town for a fun night out. Hotel Dinner - See the White Cliffs of Dover - See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night - Canal Cruise (1.5 hours) Euro 31.50

DAY
2
Amsterdam to Rhine Valley

Experience Amsterdam’s coffee shops, museums and cool, quirky boutiques. In your free time, wander along shady canals and pass gabled houses or hop on two wheels like the laid-back locals and bike through the centre of town. Chill out while the coach follows the Rhine River, weaving through valleys dotted with castles and vineyards. Next stop - the pretty, old-world village of St. Goar, complete with fairy tale castle and the world's largest free-hanging cuckoo clock! Kick back with a glass of local wine and choose to find out more with the optional wine tasting in a candlelit underground cellar.

Hotel Breakfast and Dinner

  • Scenic drive along the Rhine River
  • Wine tasting Euro 9.00

DAY
3
Rhine Valley to Munich

Travelling south, pull into the home of the world-famous Oktoberfest, Munich - a city that blends traditional Bavarian culture with a 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. Later why not give an optional bike tour a go and get off the beaten track and onto Munich’s side streets with our Local Guide.

Hostel Breakfast

  • Learn how beer steins are crafted
  • See the Lorelei Rock
  • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz
  • Mike's Bikes Tour (Summer only) Euro 21.00

DAY
4
Munich to Austrian Tyrol

Journey through the Tyrol and “The 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 Trip Manager will tell you all about it. Fill your lungs with clean air, jump on a bike and get into the region’s outdoor lifestyle by cruising through Tyrol’s picture perfect scenery. 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.

Contiki Special Stopover Dinner and Breakfast

  • See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports
  • Tandem paragliding Euro 128.00

DAY
5
Venice to Swiss Alps

Next stop: the jaw-droppingly beautiful alpine town of Lucerne. With covered wooden bridges, cobbled lanes and quaint buildings, Lucerne’s centre is perfect to explore on foot. Also to stock up on lots of genuine Swiss chocolate! Your Trip 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.

Special Stopover Dinner and Breakfast

    • Special Stopover: Contiki's Swiss Chalet
    • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
    • Scenic drive through the Alps

DAY
6
Austrian Tyrol to Venice

Wind through the Central Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy, the land of passion! 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 through the waters of the lagoon to visit the city’s historical heart. The limestone Bridge of Sighs, the Gothic arches of Doge's Palace and the expanse of St Mark's Square (pigeons and all!) show Venice’s unique beauty and way of life. Take some time to explore the floating city and lose yourself in the backstreets. There’s an optional walking tour where you can discover the labyrinth of interweaving lanes, waterways, palaces, piazze and markets with our Local Guide. You'll see historic monuments, hidden treasures and the Rialto market - a local favourite for food shopping. 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 & share this amazing experience with your friends - seeing Venice from on the water is unforgettable!

Contiki Village Breakfast

  • Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles
  • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice
  • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square
  • Secrets of Venice Walking Tour Euro 11.00
  • Gondola ride Euro 22.00
  • Venice Group Photo

DAY
7
Swiss Alps

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 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.

Contiki Special Stopover Dinner and Breakfast

  • Special Stopover: Contiki's Swiss Chalet
  • Jungfrau Mountain visit EUR 149.00

DAY
8
Swiss Alps to Paris

With down-time on the coach, plug in your MP3, chill out to some music and chat with friends while travelling through the scenic wine producing region of Burgundy. Tonight, the group kick starts Paris with the “Paris by Night”, 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 Trip Manager will fill you in on the world’s most recognised monuments, like the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower.

Hotel Dinner and Breakfast

  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Exclusive 'Paris by Night' sightseeing tour with Champagne & escargot

DAY
9
Paris

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. In your free time, discover its many bistros, museums, tree-lined avenues and diverse quartiers (neighbourhoods). 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. 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 and Champagne. But don’t stop there – afterwards hit the clubs and finish up your travels with a big Parisian night out.

Hotel Breakfast

  • Visit a French perfumery
  • Snails & Champagne
  • Souvenir group photo at the Eiffel Tower Euro 11.00
  • Paris Dinner Euro 36.00
  • Parisian Cabaret Show Euro 80.00

DAY
10
Depart from Paris

This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (estimated arrival 10:00am) where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay.

Breakfast

Cities covered: Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Accommodation:
  • 9 nights accommodation: 1 night in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet, 1 night in a Contiki Village cabin, 4 nights in hotel upgrade, 1 night in a hostel
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging
  • Ferry crossings
Team:
  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Contiki’s exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations
Food:
  • 15 meals included in Food Fund:
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 6 dinners
Inclusions:
  • 6 World heritage sites visited
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover
  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night
  • Scenic drive along the Rhine River
  • Learn how beer steins are crafted
  • See the Lorelei Rock
  • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz
  • See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports
  • Special Stopover: Contiki's Swiss Chalet
  • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
  • Scenic drive through the Alps
  • Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles
  • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice
  • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square
  • Special Stopover: Contiki's Swiss Chalet
  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Exclusive 'Paris by Night' sightseeing tour with Champagne & escargot
  • Visit a French perfumery
  • Snails & Champagne
ME TIME:
  • Canal Cruise (1.5 hours)
  • Wine tasting
  • Mike's Bikes Tour (Summer only)
  • Tandem paragliding
  • Secrets of Venice Walking Tour
  • Gondola ride
  • Venice Group Photo
  • Jungfrau Mountain visit
  • Souvenir group photo at the Eiffel Tower
  • Paris Dinner
  • Parisian Cabaret Show

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Recent Reviews

11th May 2017
Great package deal. All the arrangements were well done and properly handled. The resort is outstanding. Our room was huge and clean. The views were incredible to say the least. Although I traveled with my wife, I was glad to see that there is an amusement area for kids at the resort, so next time I will bring them along. The food was not bad, but the service was not great. In general, we had a great experience.