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The Original (46 Days) - Contiki
The Original (46 Days) - Contiki
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Starts
London
Destinations
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Ends
London
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Highlights

  • Experience camping through Europe
  • Take a selfie beside the Eiffel Tower
  • Enjoy the latin party vibes of Barcelona
  • Explore the wonders of Athens
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping, Berth / Cabin, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ferry
Start and end in London! With the in-depth cultural tour The Original (46 Days), you have a 46 day tour package taking you through London, England and 24 other destinations in Europe. The Original (46 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • A
    Written on August 13, 2016
    3.0 - Average

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  • DC
    Written on May 13, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    A very good trip
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  • PZ
    Written on May 11, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Ellie was very amazing. Polite and just fun all round. I got sick on my tour she even came to a little dr on the trip with me. She knew alot about all the places we went too and joined in on all activities.
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  • R
    Written on November 24, 2015
    4.0 - Good

    I had the best time!! Camping is definately the way to go. You meet friends for life!! And the experience is incredible
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  • A
    Written on February 28, 2008

    Camping Europe 45 Days! So I admit I had never even put up a tent before let alone camped and I was a bit nervous about the 45 days ahead of me. However,this trip ended up being one of the highlights of my travels to date. The staff were wonderful and helpful ( such as breaking into tents that a certain novice had managed to lock herself out of, lol). The food was amazing too. I can't believe that you would be able to have such a great feed in any hotel for the price we paid. The camping allowed everyone on the tour to get to know each other so much better and we had great fun thinking of ways and games to entertain ourselves. The destinations were great and I never felt too rushed, which is saying something when you cram 17 countries into 45 days. We were able to immerce ourselves into so many different cultures and the optional exra tours had someting to suit most tastes. I would reccommend this tour to most people, even if you do have the money to splash out on hotels. Sometimes you are going to have to pack up in the rain or go without blow drying your hair, but the friends that you make and the amazing things you get to experience are well worth it.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: London to Paris
  2. Day 2 - 4: Paris
  3. Day 4: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region
  4. Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona
  5. Day 6: Barcelona
  6. Day 7: Barcelona to The Riviera
  7. Day 8: The Riviera
  8. Day 9: The Riviera to Venice
  9. Day 10: Venice
  10. Day 11: Venice to Florence
  11. Day 12: Florence
  12. Day 13: Florence to Rome
  13. Day 14: Rome
  14. Day 15: Rome to Sorrento
  15. Day 16: Sorrento to Corfu
  16. Day 17 - 20: Corfu
  17. Day 20: Corfu to Athens
  18. Day 21: Athens
  19. Day 22: Athens to Kavala
  20. Day 23: Kavala to Gallipoli
  21. Day 24: Gallipoli to Istanbul
  22. Day 25: Istanbul
  23. Day 26: Istanbul to Sofia
  24. Day 27: Sofia to Struga
  25. Day 28: Struga to Tirana
  26. Day 29: Tirana to Dubrovnik
  27. Day 30 - 32: Dubrovnik
  28. Day 32: Dubrovnik to Seline
  29. Day 33: Seline to Budapest
  30. Day 34: Budapest
  31. Day 35: Budapest to Vienna
  32. Day 36: Vienna
  33. Day 37: Vienna to Prague
  34. Day 38: Prague
  35. Day 39: Prague to Munich
  36. Day 40: Munich
  37. Day 41: Munich to Swiss Alps
  38. Day 42: Swiss Alps
  39. Day 43: Swiss Alps to Heidelberg
  40. Day 44: Heidelberg to Amsterdam
  41. Day 45: Amsterdam
  42. Day 46: Depart Amsterdam

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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  • Additional Services

  • Flights

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Videos

  • Freestyle Camping: sleep under the stars with Contiki
  • Western Europe Travel Guide
  • Contiki In Depth
Freestyle Camping: sleep under the stars with Contiki

Questions & Answers

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

    • December 1, 2016

      Would I need to purchase the single supplement if i wanted my own tent for the camping portion but was happy to share for the hotel portions?

      Yes the single supplement upgrade for this trip is to have your own tent. Otherwise, if you don't mind sharing, you'd be automatically paired with another same sex, solo traveller.

    • June 20, 2016

      Will I be sleeping in tents on this trip?

      Yes you will be sleeping in tents on this trip with Contiki.

      You can either share with someone else on the trip of the same gender, unless you are in a relationship, or you can have a tent on your own.

      Please note that you will be responsible for setting up your own tent and helping with setting up the kitchen tent where all of your included breakfasts and some of your included dinners will be made.

    • 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

    • Ebony Skye Anderson
      "So when I moved to Switzerland to study in 2006 - little did I know it would end up changing every plan..."
    • Az Gallagher
      "Grew up on a banana farm in Tropical North QLD, Australia. Now I'm blessed at being a part of travellers..."
    • Ellie Teasdale

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    What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Martina25th April 2018
      The website is very complete and easy to navigate. All the information I could need was there and it made it easy for me to research and choose the tour that suited me the most. Moreover I got nice discounts. Will definitely keep using TourRadar

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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, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Hungary and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Hungary and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Turkey and Albania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Bulgaria. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Albania. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and Switzerland. 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 9 July 2018 the full payment of $3,794 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 $3794 for The Original (46 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 8,498 km.
    • London (England)
    • 343 km
    • Paris (France)
    • 392 km
    • Lyon (France)
    • 532 km
    • Barcelona (Spain)
    • 490 km
    • Nice (France)
    • 445 km
    • Venice (Italy)
    • 203 km
    • Florence (Italy)
    • 232 km
    • Rome (Italy)
    • 212 km
    • Sorrento (Italy)
    • 856 km
    • Athens (Greece)
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