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European Magic (9 Days) - Contiki
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Kathleen "I recently went on the European Magic tour with Megs and it was unforgettable. Within the first day Megs pushed you outside your comfort zone in the best way possible to make new friends that became family over the next 8 days. She was so knowledgeable about every aspect of the trip. I felt like I had the best history teacher that made things fun and interesting, but at the same time was the life ..."
Excellent
79 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+9
Ends
London
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Highlights

  • Explore Amsterdam's Red Light District
  • Float into Venice by boat
  • Taste test specialty Swiss chocolates
  • Tour the Fragonard perfumery of Paris
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ferry
Physical Rating
Active
Start and end in London! With the discovery tour European Magic (9 Days), you have a 9 day tour package taking you through London, England and 8 other destinations in Europe. European Magic (9 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • European Magic (9 Days) reviewer 1
    Written on December 4, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour is amazing as we have covered so many countries in so little time. I even had the chance to visit the Louvre and had a selfie with Mona Lisa! Also, very fortunately, we have a very entertaining , high-energy tour guide Ms Cerrie who came out with games and activities to keep us occupied. Her knowledge of European history is excellent and we were all mesmerised by her ability to share the history in a story-telling way ! Not only that, Cerrie is an experienced tour manager and she put in a lot of efforts to ensure things running smoothly. For eg the moment we arrived at the restaurants, meals were ready. And a lot of tips of where to eat, shop and party. It’s worth mentioning the bus ride, although it can be fairly Long but the bus captain Mr OJ made it a smooth one. All the goods aside, I only have a pet peeve which is there is too much drinking because I am not so much of a drinker. But overall I can tell the group (huge group of 52 people) all enjoyed the tour very much.
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  • MT
    Written on July 31, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    My European magic tour was awesome!! Ellie was our guide and she was so knowledgeable and helpful about where we were going and stuff to do. Our driver Pedro was phenomenal and always brought smiles to our faces! This tour is VERY fast paced. Please don't consider this tour if you want a lot of time in each city and you don't want early mornings. It takes time to drive to each place, so you are on the bus for a decent amount of time and you only get a few hours in some of the places! If you want to get a taste of each city than this is the tour for you! It will allow you to see which cities you like and which ones you would like to come back too! The me time optionals are obviously optional but most of the group chooses to do them so if you don't do them you will have to find something to do on your own. The moulin rouge show is expensive but it was AMAZING and you def should check it out. If you want to save money skip out on the Venitian dinner, wasn't that great!
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  • J
    Written on June 4, 2017
    2.5 - Average

    The good, the bad and the ugly.
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  • T
    Written on May 9, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Couldn't imagine doing a tour with any other manager
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  • JT
    Written on April 22, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I was fortunate enough to have megs as our tour guide! She made the experience of travelling Europe go above and beyond my expectations. The recommendations on some of the simplest things made such a difference and of course the food was just incredible! I would go back to megs in a heart beat!
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  • T
    Written on April 22, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Oh man, where do I start?? My husband and I got back this week from the European Magic tour with Megs. I was completely blown away by her knowledge, enthusiasm, and organization. Our trip was so amazing and stress free, and Megs definitely exceeded our expectations. I have a gluten allergy, so Megs even made a special map for me of gluten free restaurants in Italy. You can definitely tell how passionate she is not only about travel, but about creating the best experience and vacation possible individually, and as a "contiki family". I have traveled on my own quite a bit, but we are already planning our next trip with Megs. Thanks for the trip of a lifetime.
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  • KR
    Written on April 22, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I recently went on the European Magic tour with Megs and it was unforgettable. Within the first day Megs pushed you outside your comfort zone in the best way possible to make new friends that became family over the next 8 days. She was so knowledgeable about every aspect of the trip. I felt like I had the best history teacher that made things fun and interesting, but at the same time was the life of the party. I could tell she really enjoyed her role as tour manager and saw to it that everyone had the time of their lives. You can tell she puts countless hours and effort into what she loves doing from the artwork and info on the day sheets that prepared you for the day, the choreographed playlists and games to keep you awake and ready to carry on, and the exciting history lessons/fun facts of the next country we were going to see. I would highly recommmend booking a trip with Megs. She made it unforgettable.
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  • D
    Written on April 20, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was even more than expected wanna thank meggs soo much for being yhe best tour manager and an awesome guide, really cant imagine the trip without her and mikki too
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  • T
    Written on April 20, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was even mOre than I expected! Megs was the best guide you could ask for-so funny, super organised and knowledgeable and always giving us good tips. She goes the extra mile in each country like teaching us about the language, culture, clothing and food. Megs becomes your friend♡ The coach was comfortable and safe and the accommodation was clean and neat.
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  • MB
    Written on April 20, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Megs is incredible! She totally made the experience perfect. The trip and the places were fantastic, but Megs really personalised the tour, took great care of us, and was so much fun!
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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: London to Amsterdam
  2. Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley
  3. Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich
  4. Day 4: Munich to Venice
  5. Day 5: Venice
  6. Day 6: Venice to Lucerne
  7. Day 7: Lucerne to Paris
  8. Day 8: Paris
  9. Day 9: Depart Paris

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • May 1, 2017

      What are the highlights of this tour?

      This is an amazing tour of England with some amazing highlights such as:
      -Get lost in Amsterdam's always
      - Cruise the canals of Venice
      - View the towering Swiss Alps

    • April 1, 2017

      Can you please provide more information on this type of tour?

      This is an amazing tour visiting some of the most beautiful and exciting cities that Europe has to offer.

    • July 18, 2016

      Is the leaning tower included in this tour?

      This is an awesome trip! While it does not include a trip to the leaning tower of Pisa in the itinerary, it does have a ton of other amazing destinations!

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      Tick-borne encephalitis
      Recommended for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Ideally 6 months before travel.

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      Location
      Start and end in London.
      Hold my space
      TourRadar can request Contiki to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
      Deposit
      TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 4 March 2018 the full payment of $1,311 is necessary.
      Cancellation policy
      No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1311 for European Magic (9 Days), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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      Destinations

      Covering a total distance of approx 2,594 km.
      • London (England)
      • 109 km
      • Dover (England)
      • 283 km
      • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
      • 315 km
      • St Goar (Germany)
      • 360 km
      • Munich (Germany)
      • 97 km
      • Innsbruck (Austria)
      • 215 km
      • Venice (Italy)
      • 356 km
      • Lucerne (Switzerland)
      • 488 km
      • Paris (France)
      • 263 km
      • Dover (England)
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