European Magic (London, Summer)

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This one gives you a taste of Europe's highlights for those tight on time. Think 7 countries, 9 days and a handful of the top hotspots - this is how you tick off Europe's essential travel destinations without hanging around. Visit the cute gable-houses of Amsterdam, indulge in some sausages and steins at a Bavarian beer hall, Glide through the canals of Venic...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Wheelchair Accessible
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    This one gives you a taste of Europe's highlights for those tight on time. Think 7 countries, 9 days and a handful of the top hotspots - this is how you tick off Europe's essential travel destinations without hanging around. Visit the cute gable-houses of Amsterdam, indulge in some sausages and steins at a Bavarian beer hall, Glide through the canals of Venice, explore the glory of the Swiss Alps, and see the Eiffel Tower & Arc de Triomphe lit up by night - all in just over a week. Now that's magic.

Details

Itinerary focusOff the Beaten Path
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range18 to 35 years
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityLondon
End CityLondon

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • England
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Italy

Activities

  • Culture

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: London to Amsterdam

Your 7-country, 9-day adventure begins here! You'll meet up with your Contiki crew in London and we'll all board our coach here, ready to set off for European soil. Shortly before we find our ferry for Europe, we'll be taking in the English coastline beauty of the Whi...

Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley

This morning is your chance to explore Amsterdam. Take a wander down a cobbled canal-lined street, step into a local 'Poffertjes' cafe for Dutch mini pancakes, or check out some of the cute bookshops lining the canal. Then say 'Vaarwel!' because this afternoon we're s...

Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich via Dinkelsbühl

Saying goodbye to the Rhine Valley, we'll head on to Munich – where lederhosen, dirndls, steins of beer and gingerbread-style buildings await. But not before we explore a Bavarian hidden gem! Quintessential German experiences don't get much better than visiting this c...

Day 4: Munich to Venice via Innsbruck

'Auf Wiedersehen' Munich, we're off to tick more countries off our list. This morning we'll climb aboard our coach ready for a scenic roll through the Bavarian Alps, past fairytale castles and rambling vineyards, en route to Austria. Drive through Austria without gett...

Day 5: Venice

Buongiorno! Venice is ours for a full and glorious Italian day. We'll start exploring The Floating City by jumping aboard our own private motoscaffo boat and cruising the canals en route to the historical heart of the city. Next, you have the chance to discover hidden...

Day 6: Venice to Lucerne

With a few days left, it's time to say 'ciao' to our time in Venice. We'll never forget you, city of canals and beauty, but Switzerland is calling us. Back on our coach we'll pass Lake Como as we cruise out of Italy and head onwards and upwards toward the Swiss Alps. ...

Day 7: Lucerne to Paris

It's been sweet, but our time in Lucerne is up this morning. We're Paris-bound! Out with the altitude, in with the inner-city Parisian bliss. We'll jump back onto our coach to cross the border out of Switzerland and (back) into France. Ah, we've finally arrived in the...

Day 8: Paris

There's plenty of time to lust over designer haute couture or French vintage stores, admire the Notre Dame Cathedral, order coffee and crêpes, or get artsy at the many museums of the Louvre. Just don't wear yourself out, because tonight's your chance to get involved w...

Day 9: Paris to London

Rise, shine, and soak up your last dose of Paris this morning over a coffee and croissant together, as we marvel at how much we've seen on this magical journey. It may be over for now, but these friendships and memories will last a lifetime. Our last coach ride togeth...

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Dates & Availability

Price From $1,636
Price per day$182
Last Updated: 7/22/2024
Departure Date
Finish Date
Double Room (Shared)
Single Room
Availability
04 Aug 2024
12 Aug 2024
$2,478
$2,975
01 Sep 2024
09 Sep 2024
$2,624
$3,150
15 Sep 2024
23 Sep 2024
$2,991
$3,606
12 Oct 2024
20 Oct 2024
$2,012
$2,565
26 Oct 2024
03 Nov 2024
$1,788
$2,280
23 Nov 2024
01 Dec 2024
$1,636
$2,128
07 Dec 2024
15 Dec 2024
$1,738
$2,261
14 Dec 2024
22 Dec 2024
$1,738
$2,261
29 Dec 2024
06 Jan 2025
$1,861
$2,383
12 Jan 2025
20 Jan 2025
$1,738
$2,261

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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Contiki Reviews & Ratings

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Megan Gouws

Jul 2024

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European Magic

Honestly there was something magical about every place we visited. I had so much fun on our Bike City Tour in Munich, I loved the food (pizzas, pastas and gelato) in...

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Trusted Customer

Jun 2024

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European Magic

Being to enjoy each other’s company in the bus and beautiful cities

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Trusted Customer

Jun 2024

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European Magic

Bonding with the group. Fantastic people were met on this trip and now I have life long friends

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Trusted Customer

Jun 2024

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European Magic

Meeting people from all over the world, becoming suc...

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Tour Operator

Contiki

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We’re firm believers that life’s greatest experiences are made better by the people you share them with. That’s why Contiki invented group travel for young people in 1962 and we’ve spent the past 53 years perfecting it. You’ll explore amazing destinations with a group of 18-35 year olds from around the world who share your passion for adventure, good times and creating memories that define what it is to be young, wild and free.

No two travellers are the same and we know that, which is why we offer eight unique ways to explore the world. We have a number of options to choose from to create a vacation that’s perfect for you, from budget to accommodation style.

We're all about exploring the world with like-minded people, which is why we only run trips for 18-35 year olds, to celebrate being young, spirited and curious. You can expect to join a group of 18-53 awesome people from around the world on our Europe, Australia, North America and New Zealand trips, and in Asia and Latin America it's all about small group adventures with up to 25 travellers. Don't worry if you're not traveling as a couple or with a friend from home – though there are plenty of pairs, 50% of our travellers set off solo, meaning you'll have a ton of opportunities to make new friends.

With over 270 trips around the world and plenty of departure dates to work into your schedule, you'll never be short of options on where to go for your next great adventure.

About the company:
Contiki are the world leaders in social youth travel. We’ve been providing amazing travel experiences for young travellers, from 18-35 years old, since 1962. Imagine how good you would be at something if you had been doing it for more than 60 years?

Everything about Contiki is deeply rooted in our core values ‘Make Every Moment Count’ and ‘We’re about people’. We don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk and live by our brand philosophy of ‘Travel.Together.’ which means to travel with one another, the destinations we visit, the cultures we enjoy and the environment, too.

Why we love this operator
Their trips create life-long memories for young people setting off to discover the world.
What they’re known for
Social travel for 18-35 year olds around the world.

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Accommodation

Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam North Riverside (or similar) Hotel Montag Sankt Goar (or similar) Holiday Inn Express Munich City West (or similar) Hotel Ambra Quarto Daltino (or similar) Hotel Sursee (or similar) Ibis Paris Porte D'Orleans Hotel (or similar),
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Meals Included
  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • 8 Breakfast (B)
Age Requirements
18 to 35 years
Additional Information
Trip ID
contiki-BBHHA19

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