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European Escapade (25 Days)

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European Escapade (25 Days) - Contiki
European Escapade (25 Days) - 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..."
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89 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, Berth / Cabin, Guesthouse, Chalet
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ferry
Start and end in London! With the discovery tour European Escapade (25 Days), you have a 25 day tour package taking you through London, England and 12 other destinations in Europe. European Escapade (25 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • S
    Written on December 19, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was the absolute BEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE!!! Anne-Elyse was the greatest tour guide!! The banter was unreal, her knowledge of each place we went was virtually limitless, AND she was the greatest to party with!! Could not recommend this trip or our tour guide more, it's worth every penny! (and to people who are complaining about 'hidden costs,' they're clearly stated before you even book your trip so inform yourself and then try and save the extra money because every optional activity makes the trip 10x better, you're only in Europe once and you want to leave with #noregrets remember!!!
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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 (25 Days) reviewer 5
    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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Itinerary

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

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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  • Optional Extras
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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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    • Departs 31st May 20181 comment
      "I hope to chat with some people who will be joining my best friend and I in Europe this June! This is our first contiki and we are from sydney "

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      Mar 27, 2018
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      Apr 21, 2018
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      May 20, 2018
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    • Tuesday
      May 1, 2018
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      May 26, 2018
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    • Tuesday
      May 1, 2018
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      May 26, 2018
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    • Tuesday
      May 15, 2018
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      Jun 9, 2018
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    • Tuesday
      May 15, 2018
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      Jun 9, 2018
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    • Wednesday
      May 23, 2018
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      Sunday
      Jun 17, 2018
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      $104
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    • Wednesday
      May 23, 2018
      from London
      26 Days
      Sunday
      Jun 17, 2018
      to Amsterdam
      7 seats left
      $104
      USD $4,179

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    About the countries

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    France , Spain , Italy , Austria , Germany and Netherlands

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    Visa

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    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 12 April 2018 the full payment of $3,356 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 $3356 for European Escapade (25 Days), 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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