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European Encounter (21 destinations) - Contiki
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European Encounter (21 destinations)

Start and end in London
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  • Test out your yodelling at the top of the Swiss Alps.
  • Glide on a gondola through the canals of Venice.
  • Snack on crêpes and enjoy a cabaret in Paris.
  • Take your breath away at colourful Cinque Terre.

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Start and end in London! With the Discovery tour European Encounter (21 destinations), you have a 16 days tour package taking you through London, England and 16 other destinations in Europe. European Encounter (21 destinations) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: London to Amsterdam
  2. Day 2: Amsterdam including Edam
  3. Day 3: Amsterdam to Berlin
  4. Day 4: Berlin
  5. Day 5: Berlin to Prague via Dresden
  6. Day 6: Prague
  7. Day 7: Prague to Salzburg
  8. Day 8: Salzburg to Venice
  9. Day 9: Venice to Rome
  10. Day 10: Rome
  11. Day 11: Rome to Florence
  12. Day 12: Florence to Italian Riviera via Pisa
  13. Day 13: Italian Riviera to Lucerne
  14. Day 14: Lucerne to Paris
  15. Day 15: Paris
  16. Day 16: Paris to London
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Optional Extras
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

15 nights

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  • RH
    · March 12th, 2020
    I cannot think of a better way to visit so many places all at once. Our tour guide knew how to get us into the best places, some of them free of charge like in Venice. I would recommend Contiki for anyone 18-29. For those 30 and over (that is me),... Show more
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    Trip date: February 2020
  • FZ
    · August 17th, 2019
    Amazing experience! Definitely would do it again
    Trip date: August 2019
  • E
    · May 13th, 2019
    Being my first overseas trip I wanted a tour to ensure I got to see as much as I could in the small amount of time I was there. Through the well thought out plan's Remi organised our days with amazing activities and always had incredible recommendations... Show more
    Trip date: February 2019
  • S
    · May 12th, 2019
    Remi was an excellent tour manager, he made the trip all so awesome! Would definitely go again on an Asian Adventure hopefully soon!
    Trip date: February 2019
  • I
    · September 25th, 2018
    Had such an amazing time on my first overseas trip, thanks to Megs!
    Trip date: September 2017
  • C
    · September 25th, 2018
    Megs was an fantastic guide, so knowledgeable and down to earth. She made the experience so easy and so much better, I’m glad I got the opportunity to be on her tour.
    Trip date: January 2014
  • O
    · September 25th, 2018
    Travelled with my bestie September 2017, and it’ll be one I’ll never forget!! ☺️
    Trip date: September 2017
  • European Encounter (21 destinations) reviewer 8
    · January 18th, 2018
    This trip exceeded my expectations of a contiki tour! Everyone in the group were so lovely and friendly. Trip manager Cameron and driver Reuben have been more than great throughout the entire trip.
    Trip date: December 2017
  • JS
    · April 14th, 2017
    Where do I start!? Megs is hands down the best tour manager you will ever have. From her bubbly personality and warm smile, she makes you feel at ease straight away. Her level of knowledge is insane and blows you away. She is not only knowledgeable and... Show more
    Trip date: March 2017
  • WP
    · April 9th, 2017
    This tour was an incredible way to gain a snapshot of Europe and meet some amazing people along the way. In particular the tour manager Megs was fantastic. She has an uncanny ability to lift your spirits when the hectic pace of Contiki starts to get on... Show more
    Trip date: March 2017

Dates & Availability

16 days
European Encounter (21 destinations)
From London to London
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Does this trip stay in hostels or hotels?

      On this trip, the accommodation is based on staying in twin share hotels.

    • Do you ever feel rushed on this trip?

      This trip's itinerary and travel style tries to focus on helping you see as much as possible. This trip is the best way to get a taste of many different cities and countries in a short amount of time!

    • Is a triple share room possible for this trip?

      Yes, the pricing is based on a triple share so we can certainly request for the trhee of you to be roomed together on this amazing tour. Please contact us to arrange this.

    • What is the age range for this tour?

      This tour has a strict age restriction for 18-35 year olds only.

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    Good to Know

    • About the countries


      Pound Sterling
      France, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy and Vatican City (Holy See)
      Czech Koruna
      Czech Republic
      Swiss Franc

      Plugs & Adapters

      EnglandFrance, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italyand Vatican City (Holy See)ItalySwitzerland


      Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland. Ideally 6 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Czech Republic. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Czech Republic. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before December 14th, 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after December 14th, 2020, a minimum payment of $99 is required to confirm your booking with Contiki. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 45 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Contiki" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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