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European Explorer plus Greek Island Cruising - Contiki
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Richard "Kassie is a wonderful helpful tour manager nothing was to much trouble. It was like she enjoyed answering everyone's questions like "what's the wifi password" and "how much longer till we stop" "what time is breakfast" she always had a smile on her face was full of knowledge about everywhere we went. She even told stories about places we wasn't even visiting on our trip. She would always go above..."
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48 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+24
Ends
Amsterdam
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Highlights

  • See Barcelona's unique architecture
  • Discover Venice's hidden treasures
  • Visit Europe's oldest city, Athens
  • View Santorini's iconic landscapes
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ship, Ferry
Physical Rating
Easy
Start in London and end in Amsterdam! With the in-depth cultural tour European Explorer plus Greek Island Cruising, you have a 33 day tour package taking you from London to Amsterdam and through London, England and 25 other destinations in Europe. European Explorer plus Greek Island Cruising includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • AS
    Written on April 6, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 made learning history fun and relatable to our way of living now! Our group was one of the closest she has ever had we became a family by day 2 and saying goodbye at the end was like saying goodbye to family, very hard but we knew it wasn't forever. Megs made you want to get up each day and explore the beautiful things this world has to offer. She is by far an asset for Contiki and because of her I would book again!
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  • G
    Written on April 4, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 burst of bubbles and sunshine, who's personality and morning tour rituals go with you for a lifetime. Your Red Bull guys!
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  • European Explorer plus Greek Island Cruising reviewer 3
    Written on December 17, 2016
    3.0 - Average

    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 my only negative feedback! Contiki is very fast paced but jam packed with so many cities - I recommend it as a way to meet people and fit a lot of cities in in a small time frame!
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  • L
    Written on December 5, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 travelling around Europe, I couldn't fault it. This tour had a bit of everything, history lessons, down time for yourself and great fun group activities. Although the long bus rides can make you very tired, Kassie was able to make the time go fast. Either we would play games or watch movies which were related to our next destination. Kassie would always have time to answer any questions that I had. I will always remember and she will probably remember this aswell lol. We were in Venice and I am a collector of Venetian masks. I asked Kassie, wheres the best place to buy a authentic Venetian mask. She was kind enough to wait for me and some others after we had finished our walking tour to walk us to a mask shop. The manager of this shop even gave us a demonstration on how he makes the masks. I spent about one hour in this shop, trying to find the perfect mask, I purchased three and spent a few euros, but well worth it. After this trip, I have memories that I will cherish for a lifetime. In the future I will hopefully go on another contiki tour, however, the expectations are high after having Kassie as a tour guide. Thanks heaps Kassie and contiki!
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  • CB
    Written on December 4, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    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.
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  • RP
    Written on December 3, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Kassie is a wonderful helpful tour manager nothing was to much trouble. It was like she enjoyed answering everyone's questions like "what's the wifi password" and "how much longer till we stop" "what time is breakfast" she always had a smile on her face was full of knowledge about everywhere we went. She even told stories about places we wasn't even visiting on our trip. She would always go above and beyond to help anybody and make our trip as awesome as it could be. My only criticism is that she needs to bring a step to stand on when she talks on the coach as if you are sat anywhere other than the first 3 rows you can't see her because she is so small.
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  • JT
    Written on December 3, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Cassie was an incredible tour guide, an absolute wealth of knowledge with every city, town and country we were in, took the time to cater to everyone's individual preferences and treated us like we were family. Thanks for making my European holiday a dream come true!
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  • EL
    Written on December 3, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    She was an amazing tour guide, very knowledgeable of all the places we visited and always was happy and vibrant!!! Would love to travel with her again!!!
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  • J
    Written on May 24, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    My contiki was one of the best times of my life. Grant really made the trip him and tim as our bus driver really was the best combination, everything just ran so smoothly. I feel that contiki with grant as trip manager couldnt be tooped thanks too him.
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  • S
    Written on May 16, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Trip was 100 times better than I imagined. Ricardo and Trent were legends if you get either of these two GC's your lucky! Would and have recommended this trip to so many people. Thanks heaps Trent and Ricardo
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: London to Paris
  • Day 2: Paris
  • Day 3: Paris to Lyon
  • Day 4: Lyon to Barcelona
  • Day 5: Barcelona
  • Day 6: Barcelona to The Riviera
  • Day 7: The Riviera
  • Day 8: The Riviera to Venice
  • Day 9: Venice
  • Day 10: Venice to Florence
  • Day 11: Florence to Rome
  • Day 12: Rome
  • Day 13: Rome to Sorrento
  • Day 14: Sorrento to Greece
  • Day 15: To Athens
  • Day 16: Athens to Mykonos
  • Day 17: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi
  • Day 18: Cruising to Rhodes
  • Day 19: Cruising to Santorini via Crete
  • Day 20: Santorini to Preveza
  • Day 21: Preveza to Tirana
  • Day 22: Tirana to Dubrovnik
  • Day 23: Dubrovnik
  • Day 24: Dubrovnik to Zadar
  • Day 25: Zadar to Vienna
  • Day 26: Vienna
  • Day 27: Vienna to Munich
  • Day 28: Munich to Lucerne
  • Day 29: Lucerne
  • Day 30: Lucerne to Rhine Valley
  • Day 31: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam
  • Day 32: Amsterdam
  • Day 33: Depart Amsterdam

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

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

    • July 18, 2016

      Are tours still operating in Turkey?

      It depends which tour as each tour operator needs to decide how they are going to approach the situation.

    • June 20, 2016

      Can I do this tour if I'm over 35 years old?

      Sorry, Contiki is a budget tour operator offering tours for 18-35 year olds only, with no exceptions able to be made. Please have a look on the Tourradar website to see similar Europe itineraries for all ages.

    • April 1, 2016

      Can I bring a laundry powder?

      If you wanted to bring laundry powder with you that's fine or else many of the hotels are located near supermarkets and you will have opportunities to buy it on the road.

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    Vaccinations

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    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Spain, Greece, Turkey, Albania and Croatia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Greece, Turkey and Albania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Turkey and Albania. Ideally 2 weeks 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, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Ideally 6 months before travel.

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    Location
    London is the starting point and Amsterdam is the endpoint.
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    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 1 December 2017 the full payment of $6,617 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 $6617 for European Explorer plus Greek Island Cruising, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 7,660 km.
    • London (England)
    • 343 km
    • Paris (France)
    • 392 km
    • Lyon (France)
    • 532 km
    • Barcelona (Spain)
    • 465 km
    • Cannes (France)
    • 26 km
    • Nice (France)
    • 13 km
    • Monaco (Monaco)
    • 341 km
    • Verona (Italy)
    • 103 km
    • Venice (Italy)
    • 203 km
    • Florence (Italy)
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