The Original (46 Days)

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The Original (46 Days) - Contiki
The Original (46 Days) - Contiki
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  • Snack on crêpes and enjoy a cabaret in Paris
  • Fill up on tapas and toast to Gaudi's beautiful Barcelona
  • Tick off your bucket list with a gondola ride in Venice
  • Walk in the footsteps of mighty gladiators in Rome
  • Spend your day exploring fairytale castles in Prague
  • Grab a stein and drink with the locals in Munich
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Hotel, Camping, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Ferry
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start and end in London! With the discovery 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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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: London to Paris
  2. Day 2: Paris and Versailles
  3. Day 3: Paris
  4. Day 4: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region
  5. Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona
  6. Day 6: Barcelona
  7. Day 7: Barcelona to The Riviera via Arles
  8. Day 8: French Riviera including Moncao
  9. Day 9: French Riviera to Venice via Verona
  10. Day 10: Venice
  11. Day 11: Venice to Florence via Pisa
  12. Day 12: Florence
  13. Day 13: Florence to Rome
  14. Day 14: Rome
  15. Day 15: Rome to Sorrento via Capri
  16. Day 16: Sorrento to Overnight Adriatic Ferry
  17. Day 17: Overnight Adriatic Ferry to Corfu
  18. Day 18: Corfu
  19. Day 19: Corfu
  20. Day 20: Corfu to Athens via Corinth Canal
  21. Day 21: Athens
  22. Day 22: Athens to Kavala via Thermopylae
  23. Day 23: Kavala to Gallipoli
  24. Day 24: Gallipoli to Istanbul via Canakkale and Troy
  25. Day 25: Istanbul
  26. Day 26: Istanbul to Sofia
  27. Day 27: Sofia to Struga
  28. Day 28: Struga to Tirana
  29. Day 29: Tirana to Dubrovnik via Kotor
  30. Day 30: Dubrovnik
  31. Day 31: Dubrovnik
  32. Day 32: Dubrovnik to Seline via Split
  33. Day 33: Seline to Budapest
  34. Day 34: Budapest
  35. Day 35: Budapest to Vienna via Bratislava
  36. Day 36: Vienna
  37. Day 37: Vienna to Prague via Cesky Krumlov
  38. Day 38: Prague
  39. Day 39: Prague to Munich
  40. Day 40: Munich
  41. Day 41: Munich to Swiss Alps via Liechtenstein and Lucerne
  42. Day 42: Swiss Alps
  43. Day 43: Swiss Alps to Heidelberg
  44. Day 44: Heidelberg to Amsterdam via Rhine Valley
  45. Day 45: Amsterdam including Edam
  46. Day 46: Depart Amsterdam

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

4 Reviews

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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... Read more

Questions & Answers

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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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    The Original (46 Days)

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    • August 2019
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    • Saturday
      Aug 17, 2019
      from London
      47 Days
      Oct 2, 2019
      to London
      10+ seats left
      USD $4,695
      + $860 Food Fund The Original

      47 Days version

    • Saturday
      Aug 17, 2019
      from London
      47 Days
      Oct 2, 2019
      to London
      10+ seats left
      USD $4,695
      + $860 Food Fund The Original

      End Amsterdam, 47 Days version

    • Thursday
      Aug 22, 2019
      from London
      47 Days
      Oct 7, 2019
      to London
      8 seats left
      USD $4,605
      + $860 Food Fund The Original

      47 Days version

    • Thursday
      Aug 22, 2019
      from London
      47 Days
      Oct 7, 2019
      to London
      8 seats left
      USD $4,605
      + $860 Food Fund The Original

      End Amsterdam, 47 Days version

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    About the countries

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    Pound sterling
    France , Spain , Italy , Greece , Austria , Germany and Netherlands
    Czech Republic

    Plugs & Adapters

    EnglandFrance, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and NetherlandsItalyGreeceSwitzerland


    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.


    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.
    Recommended for Turkey and Albania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    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.


    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.
    For any tour departing before 24 September 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 24 September 2019, a minimum payment of $99 is required to confirm your booking with Contiki. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    Cancellation policy
    TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Contiki. Please familiarise yourself with the Contiki payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
    Payment methods
    The following cards are accepted for Contiki tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.


    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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