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European Whirl (18 Days)

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European Whirl (18 Days) - Contiki
European Whirl (18 Days) - Contiki
Nathan "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 w..."
Excellent
111 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+14
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
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Plane, Ferry
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
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 13 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.

111 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... Read more

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  • D
    Written on July 27, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    We 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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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  • J
    Written on July 26, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was amazing and Anne Elyse left nothing to chance with her preparation and expert knowledge. 10/10!

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  • A
    Written on July 26, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great personality and very friendly.

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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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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: London to Amsterdam
  2. Day 2: Amsterdam incl 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 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 with Vatican City
  13. Day 13: Rome to Florence
  14. Day 14: Florence to Swiss Alps via Lucerne
  15. Day 15: Swiss Alps
  16. Day 16: Swiss Alps to Paris
  17. Day 17: Paris
  18. Day 18: Paris to London

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

Not included

  • Flights

Videos

  • Western Europe Travel Guide
  • European Whirl
  • Iconic Essentials
Western Europe Travel Guide

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

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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

    Review.io logo What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Diana14th November 2018
      There are a lot of tours to choose from and I found the perfect tour - just what I wanted to visit. Customer support was very professional when I called for questions. I will definitely look here first before I book my next tour.

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    European Whirl (18 Days)

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    • Thursday
      Apr 4, 2019
      from London
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      Monday
      Apr 22, 2019
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      $99
      USD $2,485
      + $430 Food Fund European Whirl

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    • Thursday
      Apr 4, 2019
      from London
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      Monday
      Apr 22, 2019
      to Paris
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      $99
      USD $2,485
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    • Monday
      Apr 29, 2019
      from London
      19 Days
      Friday
      May 17, 2019
      to Paris
      10+ seats left
      $111
      USD $2,769
      + $430 Food Fund European Whirl

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    • Monday
      Apr 29, 2019
      from London
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      Friday
      May 17, 2019
      to London
      10+ seats left
      $111
      USD $2,769
      + $430 Food Fund European Whirl

      19 Days version

    • Monday
      May 13, 2019
      from London
      19 Days
      Friday
      May 31, 2019
      to Paris
      10+ seats left
      $111
      USD $2,769
      + $430 Food Fund European Whirl

      End Paris, 19 Days version

    • Monday
      May 13, 2019
      from London
      19 Days
      Friday
      May 31, 2019
      to London
      10+ seats left
      $111
      USD $2,769
      + $430 Food Fund European Whirl

      19 Days version

    • Saturday
      May 25, 2019
      from London
      19 Days
      Wednesday
      Jun 12, 2019
      to Paris
      9 seats left
      $114
      USD $2,845
      + $430 Food Fund European Whirl

      End Paris, 19 Days version

    • Saturday
      May 25, 2019
      from London
      19 Days
      Wednesday
      Jun 12, 2019
      to London
      9 seats left
      $114
      USD $2,845
      + $430 Food Fund European Whirl

      19 Days version

    • Tuesday
      Jun 4, 2019
      from London
      19 Days
      Saturday
      Jun 22, 2019
      to Paris
      8 seats left
      $114
      USD $2,845
      + $430 Food Fund European Whirl

      End Paris, 19 Days version

    • Tuesday
      Jun 4, 2019
      from London
      19 Days
      Saturday
      Jun 22, 2019
      to London
      8 seats left
      $114
      USD $2,845
      + $430 Food Fund European Whirl

      19 Days version

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    Euro
    Netherlands , Germany , Austria , Italy and France
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    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.
    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.

    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 30 January 2019 the full payment of $1,899 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 $1899 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 3,781 km.
    • London (England)
    • 109 km
    • Dover (England)
    • 283 km
    • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    • 19 km
    • Edam (Netherlands)
    • 565 km
    • Berlin (Germany)
    • 165 km
    • Dresden (Germany)
    • 118 km
    • Prague (Czech Republic)
    • 300 km
    • Munich (Germany)
    • 98 km
    • Tyrol (Austria)
    • 209 km
    • Venice (Italy)
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