European Vistas (Winter)

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For memorable sights to unforgettable nights, this is the trip to open your eyes to all aspects of Europe. Sip hot chocolate in front of alpine views and glow from head to toe with a warming Gluhwein in historic German cities. From laidback Dutch café culture via the vibes of Eastern Europe to the timeless beauty of Italy, plus food, fun & new friends alo...

Overview

Trip type
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Lodging level
Basic - 2 star

Highlights

    • Get a panoramic view of Paris from the Montparnasse Tower
    • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral

What's this trip about?

    For memorable sights to unforgettable nights, this is the trip to open your eyes to all aspects of Europe. Sip hot chocolate in front of alpine views and glow from head to toe with a warming Gluhwein in historic German cities. From laidback Dutch café culture via the vibes of Eastern Europe to the timeless beauty of Italy, plus food, fun & new friends along the way, this is 28 days of experiences to last a lifetime.

Details

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Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityLondon
End CityLondon

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Denmark
  • United Kingdom
  • England
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Italy
  • Slovenia

Attractions

  • Amsterdam
  • Berlin
  • Budapest
  • Copenhagen
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Florence
  • Hamburg
  • Krakow
  • Ljubljana
  • London
  • Lucerne
  • Lyon
  • Milan
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Salzburg
  • Sorrento
  • Venice
  • Warsaw

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Itinerary

Day 1: London to Amsterdam

The adventure of a lifetime kicks off today. Meet up with your new Contiki family in London town before hitting the road to Amsterdam.Shortly before we find our ferry for Europe, we’ll be taking in the English coastline beauty of the White Cliffs of Dover. They owe th...

Day 2: Amsterdam

Amsterdam is cute as a button & sure to win your heart with its canals, obscure museums & a café culture like no other. Today use your time to get local, bar hop, museum crawl, and see what other tastes take your fancy, this place is famous for pancakes, frite...

Day 3: Amsterdam to Hamburg

Out of Amsterdam, onto the autobahn and on the fast-track to Hamburg – that's today's agenda.Crossing over to Germany, we find ourselves in another charming city dotted with canals and cafes, along with a central city lake and plenty of parks. We’ll acquaint ourselves with Hamburg by starting with an orientation of the city, before free time to find some dinner tonight.

Day 4: Hamburg to Copenhagen via Odense

Hamburg, it’s been sweet, but we have our sights set on another famous port city. And first...On our way to wonderful Copenhagen today, we’ll also pass via Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson. With cobbled streets and colourful houses in a historic distr...

Day 5: Copenhagen

Copenhagen is an artwork of locals on bicycles, Danish pastries in cute café windows, and Renaissance architecture. Being a bustling university town and home to the hippie hood of Freetown Christiana, nightlife, and unique culture can be found at every turn.

Day 6: Copenhagen to Berlin

Before you go bursting out of your travel clothes thanks to your new-found Danish pastry dependency, we're saying ‘farvel’ to Denmark. Next stop: the ferry, then Berlin!On the world map of party vibes, Berlin has a gold star. We've got two nights to explore every inch...

Day 7: Berlin

After our taster of Berlin's history yesterday, you'll have the chance to delve deeper today. Opt to take a historical walking tour, including a visit to the site of Hitler's bunker. Otherwise, you're free to explore all the obscurities tucked away off the main street...

Day 8: Berlin to Warsaw

This morning we'll motor out of Berlin, ready for our next city. Berlin is one tough act to follow, but we think Poland will deliver. The capital of Poland has a vibrant urban scene and we’re staying right in the centre of it, in the hip & artistic district of Pra...

Day 9: Warsaw

Ready to discover Warsaw? Tragic bombings after the war have seen this city experience a re-birth, and it's packed with museums, a buzzing street art scene, and cool vibes dotted with a dose of random to keep us on our toes. Your local guide will give you the insider ...

Day 10: Warsaw to Krakow via Auschwitz

Waving ‘pa!’ to Warsaw, we have our sights set on Krakow this morning. En route, we’ll stop off at the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp for a sobering reminder of Poland’s dark past. Once the capital of Poland, Krakow is now known for its rich history, tasty p...

Day 11: Krakow

Good morning Poland! Today is all about getting up close and personal with Krakow life. We’ll cover the basics on our included sightseeing tour in the morning, and you have a free afternoon to stroll the charming streets of Krakow. Check out Kazimierz, the UNESCO-list...

Day 12: Krakow to Budapest via Banska Bystrica

We say a fond farewell to Krakow and head for the bright lights of Budapest this morning. Pastel painted and manicured to perfection, Banska Bystrica is a lunch break that will charm you to no end. Being in Slovakia, it's also your chance to brag 3 countries in one ...

Day 13: Budapest

Those still keen to explore can jump on the Budapest Past and Present Tour and continue learning about this incredible city. The House of Terror, the Parliament Building and more, we will take you on a journey of old and new. After all the beauty and knowledge you soa...

Day 14: Budapest to Salzburg

Bye Budapest! Normally we’d be devastated to be leaving, but with Austria on the horizon we have strudel and music to look forward to.Onwards and upwards we go, into the mountain ranges that made the Sound of Music famous. Also home to Mozart, you can be pretty certai...

Day 15: Salzburg

Today is ours to enjoy all of Salzburg’s delights. The options are endless; take a guided tour of the city with a local expert to uncover its wonders, or perhaps jump in the car for a drive through spectacular scenery. We'll also have the chance to visit a local farm and enjoy an authentic Austrian Dinner prepared by our hosts, followed by some schnaps.

Day 16: Salzburg to Ljubljana

Morning Salzburg! Today we say goodbye to Austria and continue east in our discoveries, bound for Hungary. Although you might find nods to neighbouring countries, a distinct identity within Slovenian culture has evolved from the melody of influences surrounding it....

Day 17: Ljubljana to Venice

Ever the advocates of a balanced holiday, today we're trading in the obscure unknown for the globally adored hot spot of Venice. Whoop!Yes, it's as cute as you imagine. Yes, you'll feel like you're part of an Italian fairytale. Yes, you are actually hanging out in the...

Day 18: Venice to Rome via Orvieto

Farewell floating city, but Italy, we're not done with you yet. Our next destination, the Eternal City of Rome, is just around the corner, after a special lunch stop. Here in Orvieto we’ll take time for a visit to Casa Segreta for lunch. This family-owned farm off...

Day 19: Rome

Rise and shine, Rome awaits us! Today will be a whirlwind of Roman architecture and bucket list sights as we uncover all of Rome’s key features, from the Colosseum to St Peters Basilica, and even the Vatican City. Not enough? There’s also the option to head back in time and discover Rome of the Emperors and Gladiators.

Day 20: Rome to Sorrento via Pompeii

Full of gelato and memories, we’ll bid ‘ciao’ to Bella Roma and head south for Sorrento, with a special stop on the way. Driving down the coast today, we have the option to check out the ruins of Pompeii, the fascinating Roman town that was destroyed by Vesuvius and t...

Day 21: Sorrento

Today you’ll have the chance to wander the cobbled streets of Sorrento or visit a local family-run lemon farm high in the hills of Amalfi. Here you’ll get to learn how these huge, sunshine coloured fruits are harvested and turned into limoncello, as well as homemade l...

Day 22: Sorrento to Florence

See you, Sorrento! Thanks for making our Instagram feeds look like shoots for Italian Vogue! Woah, what’s that big thing in the sky?! It’s not a hot cross bun, is it… Oh wait, it's just the Duomo Cathedral! You know, the one with the famous red dome that sits above Fl...

Day 23: Florence to Milan

Florence, you’ve been a dream, but today will see us moving onwards and upwards to Milan. Arriving in super-chic Milan, get ready to feel your diva self. Strut your stuff downtown to see the famous Milan Duomo, Galleria and La Scala.

Day 24: Milan to Lucerne

Leaving Milan this morning we’ll be saying a final ‘ciao’ to Italy, but the dreamy destinations don’t stop coming as we cross the border over the Swiss Alps. With magical views unfolding outside our windows we'll find ourselves in Switzerland, pulling up in the fai...

Day 25: Lucerne to Lyon

Though we left France in body, part of our spirit stayed behind. Today we leave Lucerne to go pick it up, venturing to the country's second biggest city for 1-night of play before Spain.After rolling past the charming French countryside we grew very fond of, we'll pul...

Day 26: Lyon to Paris

Rolling out of Lyon this morning we’re Paris-bound, swapping countryside for inner-city bliss. Lamp-lit bridges, a sparkling Eiffel Tower, & evening coffee haunts, tonight we fall in love with everything Paris, made all the more romantic in winter months. After ...

Day 27: Paris

Pastries, paintings, perfume - Paris is ours! First we’ll visit the glamorous Fragonard perfumery for a lesson in the olfactory arts, then the time is yours to explore cosy cafes, visit Notre Dame Cathedral, hunt for vintage treasures in Le Marais, or get arty in the ...

Day 28: Paris to London

Soak up your last dose of Paris and feel the astonishment of how much you’ve seen during this awesome trip, not to mention how close you’ve grown to your Contiki pals.What a journey! On arrival in London say a fond farewell to the group - the adventure has come to an end.

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Last Updated: 7/19/2023

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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.

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Meals Included
  • 31 meals: Sample Dutch croquettes and tasty Italian pizza as we meander through the culinary heaven that is Europe. All your breakfasts will be taken care of, as well as 9 dinners.
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