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European Explorer (Greek Islands, End Amsterdam, 33 Days) - Contiki
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33 days

European Explorer (Greek Islands, End Amsterdam, 33 Days)

From London to Amsterdam
Tour Operator:
Contiki
Max group size:
50
Physical rating:
Easy
Age range:
18 to 35
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
4541
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Highlights

  • Enjoy traditional cheese fondue over a Swiss Folk Show
  • Experience the passion of a flamenco show with tapas
  • Soak up the sun on the Isle of Capri
  • Uncover a hidden Venice with an in-depth walking tour
  • Bungee jump off a crane whilst in Amsterdam

Itinerary

Start in London and end in Amsterdam! With the Discovery tour European Explorer (Greek Islands, End Amsterdam, 33 Days), you have a 33 days tour package taking you through London, England and 36 other destinations in Europe. European Explorer (Greek Islands, End Amsterdam, 33 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
  3. Day 3: Paris to Lyon via Fontainebleau
  4. Day 4: Lyon to Barcelona
  5. Day 5: Barcelona
  6. Day 6: Barcelona to French Riviera
  7. Day 7: French Riviera including Monaco
  8. Day 8: French Riviera to Venice via Verona
  9. Day 9: Venice
  10. Day 10: Venice to Florence
  11. Day 11: Florence to Rome via Pisa
  12. Day 12: Rome
  13. Day 13: Rome to Sorrento via Capri
  14. Day 14: Sorrento to Overnight Adriatic Ferry
  15. Day 15: Overnight Adriatic Ferry to Athens via Corinth Canal
  16. Day 16: Athens to Mykonos
  17. Day 17: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi
  18. Day 18: Patmos to Rhodes
  19. Day 19: Cruising to Santorini via Crete
  20. Day 20: Santorini to Preveza via Athens
  21. Day 21: Preveza to Tirana
  22. Day 22: Tirana to Dubrovnik via Budva
  23. Day 23: Dubrovnik
  24. Day 24: Dubrovnik to Zadar
  25. Day 25: Zadar to Vienna
  26. Day 26: Vienna
  27. Day 27: Vienna to Munich via Mauthausen
  28. Day 28: Munich to Lucerne via Lichtenstein
  29. Day 29: Lucerne
  30. Day 30: Lucerne to Rhine Valley
  31. Day 31: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam via Edam
  32. Day 32: Amsterdam
  33. Day 33: Depart Amsterdam
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.4
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  • J
    · October 13th, 2019
    The tour was breath taking. Waking up in Greece - breath taking, exactly like the pictures you see. Dimos was an amazing travel guide. Listening to him switch between Greek and English was fascinating. Definitely a trip to experience and remember.
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki. We are so glad to know you had a good time with us and had a memorable trip. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
    Trip date: July 2018
  • H
    · October 26th, 2018
    Best tour manager, very knowledgeable and fun!!
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Holly, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki. We are so pleased to know you had the best tour manager who made your trip knowledgable and fun. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
    Trip date: July 2018
  • BJ
    · January 9th, 2018
    It was my first time heading to Europe and travelling overseas by myself. It was a great primer to discovering my travel bug and we went to so many cities and ticked off a lot of bucket list items. It encouraged me to start a travel blog. As the... Show more
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Bryn, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki. We are so glad to know the trip encouraged and motivated you. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
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    Trip date: June 2014
  • EC
    · August 18th, 2017
    I couldn't have dreamed of a better tour guide. Made our trip exciting and a truly life changing experience. Ebony is a European expert and goes above and beyond to make sure you get the best experience with her knowledge and energy she brings to each... Show more
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Ezra, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki trip. We are so pleased to know you had an exciting trip. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
    Trip date: July 2017
  • AS
    · April 6th, 2017
    My first Contiki tour was with Megs. I had 2 more that followed straight after and I can say hands down Megs was the best tour manager ever!!! She made everyday so exciting and looking forward to what fun amazing adventures she would take us on! She... Show more
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Ashleigh, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki. We are so glad to know you had a good time on the trip. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
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    Trip date: August 2016
  • G
    · April 4th, 2017
    Meg is literally the best thing that can happen to you. Seriously. Me and the group spent almost a month together with her and it's really weird when someone's just a crazy persons level of happy every everyday, and doesn't have to act like it. She's a... Show more
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Georg, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki. We are so glad to know you had a good time. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
    Trip date: July 2016
  • European Explorer (Greek Islands, End Amsterdam, 33 Days) reviewer 7
    · December 17th, 2016
    I was travelling on my own and thought Contiki would be a great way to do it - I loved the tour I was on from all the cities we went to - to the company I was with. Some of the hotels weren't as nice to stay in and a little bit scary but thats honestly... Show more
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Jamila, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
    Trip date: June 2014
  • MD
    · December 9th, 2016
    I had Kassie as my tour manager for 2 contiki tours and she was fantastic. On the first tour she was always so happy to help, she went out of her way to make my trip amazing. When I found out she was going to be my tour manager for my second trip I was... Show more
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Marina, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki trip. We are so pleased to know you had an amazing trip. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
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    Trip date: June 2014
  • L
    · December 5th, 2016
    Hi So I travelled with contiki two years ago and did the European explorer plus Greek island cruising tour. Our tour guide Kassie was amazing. She just had a wealth of knowledge about all the places that we visited. Being it was my first time... Show more
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Leah, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki. We are so glad to know you had a good time with us. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
    Trip date: June 2014
  • CB
    · December 4th, 2016
    Kassie was an amazing tour guide she was full if information and shared it a very entertaing way. She frequently went out of her way to so something extra to enhance the experience.
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Claire, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
    Trip date: June 2014

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33 days
European Explorer (Greek Islands, End Amsterdam, 33 Days)
From London to Amsterdam
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    • Can I do this tour if I'm over 35 years old?

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