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European Experience (20 Days)

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European Experience (20 Days) - Contiki
European Experience (20 Days) - Contiki
Excellent
88 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+18
Ends
London
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Highlights

  • Discover the iconic 'City of Lights & taste Beaujolais wine
  • Visit the ancient Rome & see the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Admire the wonderful Swiss Alps & the charming Lucerne
  • Indulge in mouth-watering Italian pizza and Bavarian beer
  • Explore the Dutch countryside and enjoy Dutch cheese
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Guesthouse, Chalet
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Train & Rail
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Operator
Contiki
Start and end in London! With the discovery tour European Experience (20 Days), you have a 20 day tour package taking you through London, England and 18 other destinations in Europe. European Experience (20 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: London to Paris
  2. Day 2: Paris
  3. Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region via Fontainebleau
  4. Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region
  5. Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera via Monaco
  6. Day 6: French Riviera to Florence via Pisa
  7. Day 7: Florence
  8. Day 8: Florence to Rome
  9. Day 9: Rome
  10. Day 10: Rome to Venice
  11. Day 11: Venice
  12. Day 12: Venice to Austrian Tyrol
  13. Day 13: Austrian Tyrol
  14. Day 14: Austrian Tyrol to Munich via Dachau
  15. Day 15: Munich to Swiss Alps via Liechtenstein and Lucerne
  16. Day 16: Swiss Alps
  17. Day 17: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley via Heidelberg
  18. Day 18: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam via Edam
  19. Day 19: Amsterdam
  20. Day 20: Depart Amsterdam

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

Not included

  • Flights

88 Reviews

Excellent
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Good
26%
Average
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  • European Experience (20 Days) reviewer 1
    Written on July 26, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    That was a very nice experience

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  • A
    Written on June 16, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    We were part of Kyle's first ever Contiki group!! We had an amazing time! He was awesome in every aspect! Whenever one of us would wonder off and get lost, he somehow managed to find us without any of the other group members realising. Very professional but... Read more

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  • HH
    Written on December 9, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Cassie was extremely thorough in every location we visited with the knowledge she had. She went out of her way to make every single moment of the time fun.

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  • R
    Written on December 9, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Kassie took my euopean experience tour. She was very patient and understanding of all age groups. Made an awesome time out of my experience, . When I fell ill, she took every measure to make sure I got to a dr and got the right medication. Love your work... Read more

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  • MG
    Written on December 9, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    My experience with Contiki and with Kassie was incredible. Kassie was knowledgeable, informed, always prepared and a heck of a lot of fun. I couldn't recommend a Contiki experience with Kassie more.

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  • JS
    Written on December 4, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I went to Europe experience.

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  • W
    Written on December 4, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    My trip was Kassie was more than what I expected. It really got me out of myself and was completely unforgettable. Even though it was 5 years ago I still remember it like it was yesterday. She encouraged everyone to just enjoy every moment, I couldn't thank... Read more

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  • DL
    Written on December 3, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Kassie niwas awesome very knowledgeable and very organized. Even helped me organise my wedding proposal. Would highly recommend her thanks kassie

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  • AW
    Written on December 3, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Kassie was my tour guide for my first overseas holiday and absolutely made my trip amazing. She was so knowledgeable and fun. She gave the best advice on where to go and what activities to do. There was not one moment I did not enjoy or one activity that... Read more

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  • E
    Written on December 3, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    My trip to Europe was amazing, what made it even better was getting the best tour guide ever. Kassie has a huge amount of knowledge around a variety of things that can cater for everyone's interests. She always went the extra mile and could help with... Read more

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Questions & Answers

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

    • Will be sleeping in tents at the campsite?

      You will be staying at some campgrounds on the tour but you will be staying in a cabin not a tent.

    • Are all of the meals on the tour included?

      Contiki includes breakfast for you daily and up to half of your dinners. They leave a little wiggle room for you to grab meals with your new friends at some of the local hot spots.

    • There is a special stay at "Contiki's Chateau" what does that mean?

      This is one of 4 Contiki owned and operated properties worldwide. Since Contiki own and operate the property, you have the ability to make your stay as unique as you want. If you want to go night swimming, go for it! Want to learn some authentic regional recipes? Pop in on the chef and ask for a lesson.

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    Videos

    • Western Europe Travel Guide
    • Iconic Essentials
    • European Experience
    • Travel Isn't About Where You Go...
    • Contiki Experiences
    • Contiki Munch
    • Europe Summer Team
    • Contiki Accomodation
    • European Experience
    Western Europe Travel Guide

    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..."
    • Kyle Junkuhn
      "Safari guide, ski guide and now tour guide, my passion is people and travel. "
    • 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!!"
    • Meagan Chandler
      "Growing up in the most isolated city in the world, it was like a right of passage to travel half way..."
    • Courtney Hutchison
      "Contiki Courtney, Hutchy or coxy here. Absolutely love my job with contiki, getting to travel, meet new..."
    • James Jenkins
      "Before joining the Tourism Industry i used to frequently travel across South East Asia and Australia..."
    • Aaron rogers
    • Emmy Nilsson
    • Anne-Elyse Gauthier
    • Kassie Jones

    Review.io logo What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • David17th July 2019
      Very easy to understand the website and even easier to make a booking.. The hardest part is which tour to choose!

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    European Experience (20 Days)

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    • Thursday
      Sep 12, 2019
      from London
      21 Days
      Wednesday
      Oct 2, 2019
      to London
      7 seats left
      $513
      $2,995
      -15%
      USD $2,546
      + $480 Food Fund European Experience

      21 Days version

    • Thursday
      Sep 12, 2019
      from London
      21 Days
      Wednesday
      Oct 2, 2019
      to Amsterdam
      7 seats left
      $513
      $2,995
      -15%
      USD $2,546
      + $480 Food Fund European Experience

      End Amsterdam, 21 Days version

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    £
    Pound sterling
    England
    Euro
    France , Monaco , Italy , Vatican City (Holy See) , Austria , Germany and Netherlands
    CHF
    Franc
    Switzerland

    Plugs & Adapters

    EnglandFrance, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City (Holy See), Austria, Germany and NetherlandsMonacoItalySwitzerland

    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 Austria, 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.
    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 28 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 28 October 2019, a minimum payment of $200 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.

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 3,700 km.
    • London (England)
    • 109 km
    • Dover (England)
    • 43 km
    • Calais (France)
    • 235 km
    • Paris (France)
    • 57 km
    • Fontainebleau (France)
    • 292 km
    • Beaujolais (France)
    • 345 km
    • Monaco (Monaco)
    • 240 km
    • Pisa (Italy)
    • 69 km
    • Florence (Italy)
    • 232 km
    • Rome (Italy)
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