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European Explorer Plus Greek Island Cruising (33 Days)

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European Explorer Plus Greek Island Cruising (33 Days) - 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..."
Excellent
60 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 (33 Days), 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 (33 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • BJ
    Written on January 9, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 tour is so massive i had to write a 3 part review for it on my blog. Check it out at Wanderlust Hacker. Contiki European Explorer Tour Part 1 (France, Spain & Italy) https://www.wanderlusthacker.com/contiki-european-explorer-tour-review-part-1/ Contiki European Explorer Tour Part 2 (Greece, Greek Islands, Albania & Croatia) https://www.wanderlusthacker.com/contiki-european-explorer-tour-part-2/ Contiki European Explorer Tour Part 3 (Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands & Conclusion) https://www.wanderlusthacker.com/contiki-european-explorer-tour-review-part-3/
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  • EC
    Written on August 18, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 day of the tour. You truly get more than your moneys worth with this one. Thanks for the most special and memorable month of my life on the European explorer xo
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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 (33 Days) reviewer 5
    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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  • MD
    Written on December 9, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 absolutely stoked. She remembered me from the tour 2 years prior and was just as helpful, fun and informative on all the countries we visited. Words cannot describe how awesome she is and I would be thrilled to do another tour with her
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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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  • A
    Written on December 3, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Did the European Explorer + Mykonos Island Contiki tour back in 2014 with Kassie being the trip manager. Kassie was such an awesome tour guide. Great knowledge, always smiling, and above all knows how to make the trip fun and memorable. Have completed two other Contiki tours in the Americas region since then, but none have been as great as Kassie's!
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  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 incl 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 with Vatican City
  13. Day 13: Rome to Sorrento via Capri
  14. Day 14: Sorrento to Overnight Adriatic Ferry via Pompeii and Bari
  15. Day 15: Overnight Adriatic Ferry to Athens
  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 via Split
  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: Amsterdam to London

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

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    • 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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    • Saturday
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      Jun 9, 2018
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    • Saturday
      Jun 23, 2018
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      Jul 26, 2018
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      USD $7,143
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    • Saturday
      Jun 23, 2018
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      Jul 26, 2018
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    • Saturday
      Jun 23, 2018
      from London
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      Thursday
      Jul 26, 2018
      to London
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      $185
      USD $7,405

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    • Saturday
      Jun 23, 2018
      from London
      34 Days
      Thursday
      Jul 26, 2018
      to Amsterdam
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      $185
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    • Saturday
      Jun 30, 2018
      from London
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      Thursday
      Aug 2, 2018
      to London
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      USD $7,143
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    • Saturday
      Jun 30, 2018
      from London
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      Aug 2, 2018
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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, 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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    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 11 July 2018 the full payment of $6,146 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 $6146 for European Explorer Plus Greek Island Cruising (33 Days), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 7,689 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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