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European Whirl (18 Days) - Contiki
European Whirl (18 Days) - Contiki
Cameron "I spent 18 days with Anne-Elyse and they were unforgettable. She was incredibly knowledgeable of the cities we visited, she was funny, she was easy going, and most importantly she cared about every single person on the tour. She was constantly checking in with people to make sure they were enjoying their time and getting the best experience possible. She was incredibly knowledgeable of the cities ..."
Excellent
108 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+12
Ends
London
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Highlights

  • 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
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 Whirl (18 Days), you have a 18 day tour package taking you through London, England and 11 other destinations in Europe. European Whirl (18 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

108 Reviews

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  • C
    Written on November 9, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    Warning: 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!
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  • M
    Written on July 26, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Iv 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 franny
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  • JB
    Written on July 26, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Awesome 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!
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  • NC
    Written on July 26, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The 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.
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  • .
    Written on July 26, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    Whilst 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.
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  • N
    Written on July 26, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Anne-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 xx
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  • H
    Written on July 25, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    I 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.
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  • CP
    Written on July 25, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I spent 18 days with Anne-Elyse and they were unforgettable. She was incredibly knowledgeable of the cities we visited, she was funny, she was easy going, and most importantly she cared about every single person on the tour. She was constantly checking in with people to make sure they were enjoying their time and getting the best experience possible. She was incredibly knowledgeable of the cities we visited, logistically and historically. Anne-Elyse is a fantastic tour leader and will make sure you and the group you're traveling with have an incredible time.
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  • N
    Written on October 20, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Trip was amazing and sian contributed to this all the way. She was always friendly and very approachable. Tim kept the bus clean and was also great to have as our bus driver
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  • P
    Written on October 19, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    One of the best tour guides, full of energy
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: London to Amsterdam
  2. Day 2: Amsterdam
  3. Day 3: Amsterdam to Berlin
  4. Day 4: Berlin
  5. Day 5: Berlin to Prague
  6. Day 6: Prague
  7. Day 7: Prague to Munich
  8. Day 8: Munich to Austrian Tyrol
  9. Day 9: Austrian Tyrol to Venice
  10. Day 10: Venice
  11. Day 11: Venice to Rome
  12. Day 12: Rome
  13. Day 13: Rome to Florence
  14. Day 14: Florence to Swiss Alps
  15. Day 15: Swiss Alps
  16. Day 16: Swiss Alps to Paris
  17. Day 17: Paris
  18. Day 18: Depart Paris

What's included

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Videos

  • Hight Energy: culture packed days & party filled nights with Contiki
  • Western Europe Travel Guide
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Questions & Answers

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

    • November 1, 2016

      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.

    • September 19, 2016

      Hi, in the European Whirl, we need to pay USD 2,066 plus 380 for food fund? Or 380 is included in the price?

      It's $2175 plus the $380 for the food fund - this will cover your included meals and some delicious restaurant meals while on the trip.

      Would you like to secure a seat on this amazing tour around Europe? Just click the 'Book Now' button and complete your details and we can take care of the rest!

    • July 18, 2016

      How many people travel on this tour?

      Contiki coaches can carry up to 53 passengers

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Ebony Skye Anderson
      "So when I moved to Switzerland to study in 2006 - little did I know it would end up changing every plan..."
    • Susie Ferkins
      "My spontaneous decision to work for Contiki was the best choice I ever made. I still pinch myself to..."
    • 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..."
    • Chloe Du Bois
      "Hi I am Chloe. I packed my suitcase two years ago to lead a life on the road and two years later here..."
    • Judith Lee
      "Hi Guys, thanks for taking the time to help me in my quest to become the Tour Guide of the year! woohoo!!..."
    • Megs Chandler
      "Growing up in the most isolated city in the world, it was like a right of passage to travel half way..."
    • 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..."
    • Ellie Teasdale
    • Tammy Coetzee
    • Anne-Elyse Gauthier

    What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Lynne5th September 2017
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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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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.
    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.

    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 8 April 2018 the full payment of $2,523 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 $2523 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

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 3,771 km.
    • 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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