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European Escapade - Contiki
European Escapade - Contiki
Lily "I got to experience the European Escapade tour this summer, and it was hands down the best thing I have ever done. I had the most amazing experience of my life and met some people who I know will be my lifelong friends. The places we got to explore were nothing short of incredible - that "am I actually looking at this right now?!" feeling is unbeatable. Our tour guide, Anne-Elyse was the coolest c..."
Excellent
88 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+12
Ends
London
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Highlights

  • Stroll through La Rambla in Barcelona
  • Feel the might of the Roman Empire
  • Bike and hike the Tyrol mountains
  • Enjoy the glamour of Monaco
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ferry
Start and end in London! With the discovery tour European Escapade, you have a 25 day tour package taking you through London, England and 12 other destinations in Europe. European Escapade includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • DR
    Written on September 29, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    It was incredible, amazing group, leader, buss driver, and location. Exhausting but so much fun from the first day to the last.
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  • SB
    Written on May 10, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Trip of a lifetime!! Tammy was amazing, super informative, heaps of fun, highly recommend her
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  • GS
    Written on October 15, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    European escapade! Was my most amazing experience yet! Sian the TM was amazing!!! so much local knowledge and history of every town we stopped!
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  • European Escapade reviewer 4
    Written on October 15, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing experience! Had a blast the whole time, day and night. Sian was amazingly knowledgable, kind, and kept us on schedule. Transportation was always easy, clean, and relaxing. Accommodations were also what to be expected and clean.
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  • M
    Written on October 15, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sian is an awesome tour guide who is extremely informative! She's is a lot of fun and goes above and beyond.
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  • S
    Written on August 29, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    In terms of a tour guide, Anne-Elyse was everything I could've asked for and more. She was always organised, thorough and full of knowledge and words of wisdom. Wouldn't want anyone else to have to deal with my crazy shenanigans for a month, she made it the best trip ever!
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  • BG
    Written on August 29, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Anne-Elyse was the greatest tour guide ever! She had so much information and was always willing to answer any questions! She was a lot of fun to be around and helped everyone in any way she could! So so amazing and a genuinely lovely person!
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  • PM
    Written on August 27, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    With Contiki I had the time of my life. When I booked the trip I had never gone overseas and I was incredibly nervous. European Escapade was the best time of my life. I saw so many beautiful sights and had so many incredible experiences that I went home having no regrets. Having Anne-Elyse as a tour guide was one of the reasons that I loved my trip as much as I did. She brought everyone together and made us all feel like one big family. She looked after us and ensured that we were having fun and did so much work to take care of everything behind the scenes. She had so many stories to share and knew so much information about the places we went. In Barcelona and Amsterdam she took us to these little bars, she knew where the best food was and especially in France and Paris she made us feel like we were locals. Met so many amazing people on my trip and would definitely recommend a contiki, especially with Anne-Elyse!
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  • LS
    Written on August 27, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I got to experience the European Escapade tour this summer, and it was hands down the best thing I have ever done. I had the most amazing experience of my life and met some people who I know will be my lifelong friends. The places we got to explore were nothing short of incredible - that "am I actually looking at this right now?!" feeling is unbeatable. Our tour guide, Anne-Elyse was the coolest chick ever! (Seriously though). She had hundreds of stories to tell with a passion for travel so obvious that it practically oozed from her every time she opened her mouth. Anne-Elyse knew about every cool little bar that you would never have known to visit, where you should go for the yummiest food in town and the historical aspects of every country we visited. There was never a dull moment when she was around, whether it be listening to her stories on the bus or having a dance with her! I will never forget the memories I made on this tour and I have absolutely no regrets. For anyone trying to decide whether to pick Contiki for their holiday - what are you waiting for?! Lily, Newcastle AUS.
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  • EB
    Written on August 27, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    The European escapade was an amazing experience, our tour guide Anne-elyse was really good and I learnt a lot of things about the places we went that I never would have learnt by myself.
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: London to Paris
  • Day 2: Paris
  • Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region
  • Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region
  • Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona
  • Day 6: Barcelona
  • Day 7: Barcelona to The Riviera
  • Day 8: The Riviera
  • Day 9: The Riviera to Florence
  • Day 10: Florence
  • Day 11: Florence to Rome
  • Day 12: Rome
  • Day 13: Rome to Venice
  • Day 14: Venice
  • Day 15: Venice to Vienna
  • Day 16: Vienna
  • Day 17: Vienna to Munich
  • Day 18: Munich to Austrian Tyrol
  • Day 19: Austrian Tyrol
  • Day 20: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps
  • Day 21: Swiss Alps
  • Day 22: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley
  • Day 23: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam
  • Day 24: Amsterdam
  • Day 25: Depart Amsterdam

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

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

    • July 18, 2016

      How many people travel on this tour?

      Contiki coaches carry up to 53 passengers.

    • June 20, 2016

      What time does the tour depart from London?

      This tour has an early morning departure out of London on Day 1. We recommend arriving into London the night before so you can make your kickstart meeting with Contiki which is optional to attend, however gives you an opportunity to meet your fellow travellers before the tour starts!

    • April 23, 2015

      What does the food fund cover?

      The food fund covers the included meals listed in the what's included section. On these tours you will have food prepared by on-site chefs or your onboard cook. Some meals may also be at local restaurants.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Nihar Vasa
      "Indian born, Filipino raised, Kiwi influenced, Aussie experienced, European roamer...World bound! :D"
    • Rachel Calleja
      "Hippy poet turned European tour guide. 24/7 bubble of energy guaranteed!!"
    • Trent Plaine
      "Hi guys and girls! 4 years ago I lifted the anchor and set sail to Europe with a 1 way ticket, a big..."
    • Lucy Powell
      "Hey everyone, I have been working for Contiki for 7 years as a tour manager and also briefly as a driver...."
    • Chris 'Koda' Tabone
      "From what started out as a short 2 month trip back in 2010, has now turned into a lifestyle for me. Before..."
    • Sian Truasheim
      "Australian working as a tour guide around Europe for the love of the people, food, music and art it shows..."
    • Alanna Schulz
    • Emmy Nilsson
    • Tammy Coetzee
    • Anne-Elyse Gauthier

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      About the countries

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      France , Spain , Italy , Austria , Germany and Netherlands

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      EnglandFrance, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany and NetherlandsItaly

      Visa

      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.

      Vaccinations

      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      Hepatitis B
      Recommended for Spain. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      Tick-borne encephalitis
      Recommended for Austria and Germany. Ideally 6 months before travel.

      Policies

      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 1 December 2017 the full payment of $3,375 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 $3375 for European Escapade, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
      Credit Cards
      The following cards are accepted for Contiki tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

      Destinations

      Covering a total distance of approx 4,719 km.
      • London (England)
      • 343 km
      • Paris (France)
      • 349 km
      • Beaujolais (France)
      • 562 km
      • Barcelona (Spain)
      • 722 km
      • Pisa (Italy)
      • 69 km
      • Florence (Italy)
      • 232 km
      • Rome (Italy)
      • 394 km
      • Venice (Italy)
      • 436 km
      • Vienna (Austria)
      • 355 km
      • Munich (Germany)
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