European Whirl (18 Days)
- Our saving
- US $ 2,212
- Cobble stone streets and red light district of Amsterdam
- Experience the old charm of Prague
- Drink a stein of Beer in Munich
- City of Lights and Love, Paris
- Age range
- 18 to 35 year olds
- Hostel, Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Guesthouse, Chalet
- Max Group Size
- Coach / Bus, Plane, Ferry
- Travel style
- Discovery, Coach / Bus
- Rather Poor
- CCWritten on November 9, 20173.0 - AverageWarning: there's a a lot of hidden cost for this tour. If you want to do anything fun and not be left behind - you will have to pay another $1000. This tour is very rushed and you barely have time for yourself to take a look at these fabulous cities. My tour manager was Anne-Elyse Gauthier and she was below average. She was very pushy and disrespectful. She was sometimes late for the morning pick up times because she had a hang over. Anne-Elyse was very crazy about the review surveys; she will tell you to put 5 star for her and if you put 3 or 4 stars that's not good enough. The survey suppose to be private; however, she will look at your survey in front of you. She was a bully when it came to the survey time. I couldn't write honest feedbacks because she will check and confront you. She is the worst tour manager on the planet!Show detailed ratings
- DDhananjayWritten on July 27, 20173.0 - AverageWe went on the european whirl, it was a great experience. The tour leader annalyes was professional and help us sort out everything out, also she was highly knowledgeable about the sights and things to do etc. However I did I find her a bit too pushy as tried to sell the optional activities really hard probably they get a Commission out of it.Show detailed ratings
- MMitchWritten on July 26, 20174.5 - ExcellentIv taken time to read some of the reviews .. Gotta say if I was a tour guide of 50 people aged 18-25 I'd wana cry as well Especially if there was a kid on the tour like my self frannyShow detailed ratings
- JBJamesWritten on July 26, 20175.0 - ExcellentAwesome trip! Had a blast, TM was a legend! Always willing to go the extra mile for everyone on the coach! Full of interesting facts and info on all the places we visited. Accommodation was great the onsite teams looked after us well and food was great!Show detailed ratings
- NCNathanWritten on July 26, 20175.0 - ExcellentThe trip was everything l expected and more, \ being a small town kid from Australia as well as my two mates Europe was a huge eye opener, in the 18 days we were on tour its unbelivable the things we done and seen, however l would have to give all the credit to our guide, Analise. the knowledge, enthusiam, energy, fun and compassion she gave on the tour truly did make the trip, from caring to us when were hungover or showing us the best downtown pizza in Rome is, the crazy underground bar in Prague to taking us paragliding in Austria she made the trip what it was, without her l can't imagine what we would of missed out on the trip. And once the trip was finished she continued to share her knowledge and advice on where to go, travel and best ways and what to see in other parts of Europe, which again we would of been a deer in the headlights without her.Show detailed ratings
- ..Written on July 26, 20173.0 - AverageWhilst I loved the tour overall, especially the transportation and cities and sights, I did have some issues. Firstly I found the accomodation bellow par, but that was to be expected for a cheap hostel tour and thus wasn't a huge problem. But several people on our tour did get bedbugs from multiple places, so the cleanliness at the least needs to be improved. As for Anne-elyse, I found her to be fairly well organised, well informed and enthusiastic enough. However, I did find her to be very pushy and this was highly unappealing and made me uncomfortable at times. She was very pushy trying to get everyone to do every single optional acitivity - something that not everyone wants to or can afford to do! And made people feel bad for not doing so. She was also very very pushy about review. When we gave our reviews at the end of the trip she essentially bullied people to leave 5 star glowing reviews or to not write anything at all. She tried to intimidate people into not leaving honest or thoughtful reviews about what they actually thought - which might have included constructive criticism or some real negative feedback that would be useful for contiki to use to improve their company. Even this review that I am writing now - she pressured everyone to only say absolutely super positive things otherwise to not leave one at all. This isn't honest and she made people feel bad for having potentially negative opinions that they maybe wanted to share. This isn't to be a personal attack on her. I do think she does a good job and can run a tour effective. However I think it needs to be said that people should be encouraged to leave honest feedback - not pressured to just fake 5 stars so a tour guide can get a promotion. However, I wish to note that overall I did have a great experience with contiki.Show detailed ratings
- NNikkiWritten on July 26, 20174.5 - ExcellentAnne-Elyse was the best tour manager I could've dreamed off for my first contiki and European trip. She helped relieve my anxiety and made me feel safe. She holds so much information and is organized. I really recommend her as a TM... you'll make memories to last a lifetime! Good chat xxShow detailed ratings
- JJJWritten on July 26, 20175.0 - ExcellentThe tour was amazing and Anne Elyse left nothing to chance with her preparation and expert knowledge. 10/10!Show detailed ratings
- AAleksWritten on July 26, 20174.5 - ExcellentGreat personality and very friendly.Show detailed ratings
- HHannahWritten on July 25, 20174.0 - GoodI had a great trip, however I don't think our tour manager is ready for my complex trips. She got quite stressed out and cried at times.Show detailed ratings
ItineraryDownload PDF Brochure
- Day 1: London to Amsterdam
- Day 2: Amsterdam incl Edam
- Day 3: Amsterdam to Berlin
- Day 4: Berlin
- Day 5: Berlin to Prague via Dresden
- Day 6: Prague
- Day 7: Prague to Munich
- Day 8: Munich to Austrian Tyrol
- Day 9: Austrian Tyrol to Venice
- Day 10: Venice
- Day 11: Venice to Rome
- Day 12: Rome with Vatican City
- Day 13: Rome to Florence
- Day 14: Florence to Swiss Alps via Lucerne
- Day 15: Swiss Alps
- Day 16: Swiss Alps to Paris
- Day 17: Paris
- Day 18: Paris to London
AccommodationRated Excellent by past passengers
GuideRated Excellent by past passengers
MealsRated Excellent by past passengers
TransportRated Excellent by past passengers
- Optional Extras
- High Energy: culture packed days & party filled nights with Contiki
- Western Europe Travel Guide
- Contiki Discoverer Trips
- Contiki High Energy Trips
Questions & Answers
Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
Are the final travel documents sent by email or are they sent in the mail?
The travel documents will be sent to you via email approximately 3- 4 weeks prior to the tour departing, provided we have all the required details from you for Contiki to release them.
Are the listed prices per person?
Yes all prices are listed per person on a multi share basis for this tour. If you wanted to travel with someone but book separately please get in contact with us or our customer service so we can link your bookings together for you.
How many people travel on this tour?
Contiki coaches can carry up to 53 passengers
Guides who have led this tour
- "So when I moved to Switzerland to study in 2006 - little did I know it would end up changing every plan..."
- "My spontaneous decision to work for Contiki was the best choice I ever made. I still pinch myself to..."
- "Indian born, Filipino raised, Kiwi influenced, Aussie experienced, European roamer...World bound! :D"
- "Hippy poet turned European tour guide. 24/7 bubble of energy guaranteed!!"
- "Hi guys and girls! 4 years ago I lifted the anchor and set sail to Europe with a 1 way ticket, a big..."
- "Hi I am Chloe. I packed my suitcase two years ago to lead a life on the road and two years later here..."
- "Hi Guys, thanks for taking the time to help me in my quest to become the Tour Guide of the year! woohoo!!..."
- "Growing up in the most isolated city in the world, it was like a right of passage to travel half way..."
- "From what started out as a short 2 month trip back in 2010, has now turned into a lifestyle for me. Before..."
- "Australian working as a tour guide around Europe for the love of the people, food, music and art it shows..."
What are people saying about TourRadar?
- Sheila11th May 2018
European Whirl (18 Days)
- Upcoming departures
- August 2018
- September 2018
- April 2019
- May 2019
- June 2019
- July 2019
- August 2019
- September 2019
See dates of tour versions available to you below.
- MondayAug 27, 2018from London19 DaysFridaySep 14, 2018to London10+ seats left$70USD $2,815+ $400 Food Fund European Whirl
- MondayAug 27, 2018from London19 DaysFridaySep 14, 2018to Paris10+ seats left$70USD $2,815+ $400 Food Fund European Whirl
- MondaySep 10, 2018from London19 DaysFridaySep 28, 2018to LondonOnly 1 seat left$70USD $2,815+ $400 Food Fund European Whirl
- MondaySep 10, 2018from London19 DaysFridaySep 28, 2018to ParisOnly 1 seat left$70USD $2,815+ $400 Food Fund European Whirl
- MondaySep 17, 2018from London19 DaysFridayOct 5, 2018to London8 seats left$70USD $2,815+ $400 Food Fund European Whirl
- MondaySep 17, 2018from London19 DaysFridayOct 5, 2018to Paris8 seats left$70USD $2,815+ $400 Food Fund European Whirl
- FridaySep 21, 2018from London19 DaysTuesdayOct 9, 2018to London8 seats left$70USD $2,815+ $400 Food Fund European Whirl
- FridaySep 21, 2018from London19 DaysTuesdayOct 9, 2018to Paris8 seats left$70USD $2,815+ $400 Food Fund European Whirl
- ThursdayApr 4, 2019from London19 DaysMondayApr 22, 2019to London10+ seats left$67DealUSD $2,695+ $420 Food Funds
- ThursdayApr 4, 2019from London19 DaysMondayApr 22, 2019to Paris10+ seats left$67DealUSD $2,695+ $420 Food Funds
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About the countries
- Pound sterlingEngland
- EuroNetherlands , Germany , Italy and France
- KorunaCzech Republic
Plugs & Adapters
- Tick-borne encephalitis
- Recommended for Germany, Czech Republic 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.
- 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.
- 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 October 2018 the full payment of $2,212 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 $2212 for European Whirl (18 Days), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
- Credit Cards
- The following cards are accepted for Contiki tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express
- London (England)
- 109 km
- Dover (England)
- 283 km
- Amsterdam (Netherlands)
- 577 km
- Berlin (Germany)
- 165 km
- Dresden (Germany)
- 118 km
- Prague (Czech Republic)
- 300 km
- Munich (Germany)
- 305 km
- Venice (Italy)
- 394 km
- Rome (Italy)
- 232 km
- Florence (Italy)
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