European Dream (London to London Summer 2023)
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You’ve dreamt of this moment. You’ve fantasised about the lamp-lit bridges of Paris, the sun-kissed shorelines of Croatia and the eclectic street art of Berlin. This is the trip to make your dreams a reality, hitting up Europe’s major cities without scrimping on its spectacular scenery. Over 19 glorious nights, you’ll unearth the very best of Europe on this life-changing journey.
Bosnia , Croatia , Czech Republic , England , France , Germany , Hungary , Italy , Netherlands , Slovakia , Slovenia , Switzerland
London to AmsterdamThe 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 their gorgeousness to their composition of chalk - you’re learning and we haven’t even left the UK! Off the ferry we arrive in the port town of Calais - French soil! We travel north via Belgium before reaching Amsterdam. Tonight, famous for fun Amsterdam is ours to explore. The infamous Red Light District & plenty of bars are there for the curious.Accommodation: Ibis Budget Amsterdam City South (or similar)
AmsterdamAmsterdam 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, frites and so much more, and that's all before we enjoy a delicious included dinner with the rest of our Contiki fam.Accommodation: Ibis Budget Amsterdam City South (or similar)
Amsterdam to BerlinToday's agenda? Out of Amsterdam, onto the autobahn and on the fast-track to uber-cool Berlin. Willkommen to Berlin! The city full of cool culture, edgy fashion, and irresistible street food. Once we arrive, your Trip Manager can point you in the right direction to go and see the sights, including the Berlin Wall and the Brandenburg Gate.Accommodation: Ibis Berlin Messe (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
BerlinAfter 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, or an Alternative Berlin tour. Otherwise, you're free to explore all the obscurities tucked away off the main street of Unter Den Linden, see the Brandenburg gate, discover nature at the Lustgarten, or catch the U-bahn to one of Berlin's quirky neighbourhoods. And if you're looking for a night out, now is the perfect time to scope out one of those underground raves or cocktail-lounge-in-the-basement scenarios that Berlin is famous for.Accommodation: Ibis Berlin Messe (or similar)
Berlin to PragueStill not done with the city vibes, we'll head out of Berlin and onto Prague. A drive from Berlin to Prague would not be complete without stopping in Dresden. Destroyed by World War II, the rebuilt town is now a symbol of resilience, soaked in the rebirth beauty of an Opera house, Frauenkirche, & the Royal Residence. On arrival in the compact & lovable city of Prague, we’ll get orientated with a walking tour, being blown away by beautiful bridges, rivers and gothic architecture. The night is yours to amble around the Old Town Square and find a few haunts to let the hours slip away in.Accommodation: A&O Prague Rhea (or similar)
PragueToday is the day we get to know the real Prague, stopping off for chimney cakes to keep energy levels high. The evening will see us immerse ourselves in Czech culture with an optional Traditional Czech evening, featuring a folklore show and dinner.Accommodation: A&O Prague Rhea (or similar)
Prague to BudapestPrague, you’ve been nothing short of an Eastern fairytale setting but today we’ll scoot off to Hungary, heading for Budapest. A quick lunch stop in Bratislava, this is your chance to culture up your Instagram feed with shots of this beautiful capital, sitting on the border of 3 different countries, and tick another country off your list! Arriving in Budapest, we’ll barely be able to contain our excitement. Tonight, we’ll be hitting the streets to uncover the city’s famous ‘ruin bars’ as we discover Budapest after dark.Accommodation: Ibis Budapest City South Hotel (or similar)
BudapestThose 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 soaked up yesterday at the church of St Matthias, the Royal Palace and the Chain Bridge, you’ll probably be feeling like a day soaking in the city's famous outdoor thermal pools, set amongst Art Nouveau architecture while getting a bargain-priced massage. As the evening draws in, why not take an optional River Cruise and dinner? Gliding across the shimmering night-lit river of Danube, you’ll get to experience the beautiful sights of Budapest while enjoying a delicious al-la-carte Hungarian feast.Accommodation: Ibis Budapest City South Hotel (or similar)
Budapest to SarajevoBye bye Budapest, your soothing spas and unique charm will remain in our hearts forever. We’ll journey south through Hungary, passing through Croatia to Bosnia. Touchdown in Sarjevo, Bosnia’s eclectic capital city. With a full day of discovering this Eastern gem on the cards tomorrow, we’ll turn in for an early night after our included hotel dinner.Accommodation: Hotel Hollywood Sarajevo (or similar)
SarajevoThe only way to uncover the town of Sarajevo is with the wisdom shared on a guided walking tour. We'll help you tap into history & understand the magnitude of our destination before having a chance for a tantalising cultural immersion as you enjoy a quintessential Sarajevo dinner in the home of some local chefs and hosts. Afterwards, enjoy an evening of bars and nightlife, should you so choose.Accommodation: Hotel Hollywood Sarajevo (or similar)
Sarajevo to DubrovnikAfter a hearty breakfast, we’ll depart Sarajevo and head to the famous town of Mostar for a spot of lunch. Mostar is home to the world's cutest bridge. According to us. But still - we've seen a lot of bridges. You'll have plenty of time to oohh and aahh before we kick on to our 2-night site of Dubrovnik. After being wowed and enthralled by Mostar’s medieval charm, we’ll make our way to Croatia and roll up to Dubrovnik, where we’ll be greeted by limestone walls, an Old Town filled with Hollywood sights, and a mountain meets sea situation. Tonight, after dinner with the crew, we’ll paint the town red.Accommodation: Hotel Petka Dubrovnik (or similar)
DubrovnikThe city of Dubrovnik is so much more than just a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Game of Thrones location - not that either of those claims to fame are even mildly mediocre. After you’ve been guided around the city with intricate detail with our local guide, you’ll be armed with the knowledge to pick out a waterside rock bar where you can swim and play to your heart's content. Tonight, why not opt for a dinner cruise with the crew?Accommodation: Hotel Petka Dubrovnik (or similar)
Dubrovnik to SplitWe’ll set off from sunny Dubrovnik today and head north, bound for the sensational seaside delights of Split. Upon arrival into majestic Split, you can choose to head up into the Hills optional “Let’s Split” dinner, in which local artisans are on site preparing oils & handicrafts to purchase, with all proceeds going back into the local community. Full and content, it's time to spend a few hours on the dance floor. The nightlife here goes off, and your Trip Manager knows all the best places to head. We’ll also say a fond farewell to those only doing the first part of the trip.Accommodation: Hotel Split Inn (or similar)
Split to LjubljanaOur Croatian love affair is drawing to a close, but the enchanting allure of Slovenia lies ahead as we make our way to the capital city of Ljubljana. Although you might find nods to neighbouring countries within Slovenian culture, a distinct identity has evolved from this melody of influences. After our guided walking tour, explore the bohemian art district of Metelkova Mesto, sit by one of the cities atmospheric watercourses & join us for a delicious regional meal.Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Ljubljana (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
Ljubljana to VeniceEver 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 imagined. Yes, you’ll feel like you’re part of an Italian fairytale. Yes, you are actually hanging out in the gondola filled floating city of Venice! A private boat ride, gothic architecture and a web of lanes to explore will keep your day filled quite nicely.Accommodation: LH Hotel Sirio Venice (or similar)
Venice to LucerneWe have a few days left - Switzerland & France, we’re coming for both of you. Passing Lake Como, we cruise out of Italy and find ourselves in Switzerland, pulling up in the fairytale town of Lucerne, famous for its wooden bridges, cobbled lanes and beautiful setting against Lake Lucerne. And chocolate. Don’t forget to eat ALL the chocolate.Accommodation: Barabas Hotel Luzern (or similar)
LucerneThere’s no reason why today can’t be wasted strolling these beautiful streets or sitting in a coffee shop pondering mountain life, and consuming more chocolate - that’s perfectly acceptable too. Those wanting to spice up their day can visit the top of a Swiss Mountain and enjoy a lake cruise, giving yourself a better look at the stunning Swiss Alps reflected off the water. Spoilt for choice much?Accommodation: Barabas Hotel Luzern (or similar)
Lucerne to ParisOut with the altitude, in with the inner-city Parisian bliss. Once we’ve crossed the border out of Switzerland we will be coasting through the pretty wine producing region of Burgundy before our arrival in Paris. Lamp-lit bridges, a sparkling Eiffel Tower, & evening coffee haunts; tonight we fall in love with everything Paris. Our Trip Manager fills us in on the city’s secrets, then to celebrate our first night in the city, we’ll head up to the viewing platform on Montparnasse tower before enjoying a delicious French feast.Accommodation: Ibis Paris 17 Clichy-Batignolles (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
ParisToday's the day to stroll the beautiful streets of Paris - and we'll start with a visit to an authentic French perfumery to learn all the secrets of the trade. Then there's plenty of time to lust over designer haute couture or French vintage stores, admire the Notre Dame Cathedral, order coffee and crepes, or get artsy at the many museums of the Louvre. Just don't wear yourself out, because tonight's your chance to get involved with VIP seats, dinner & French champagne at an iconic Parisian cabaret show. With your last night looming, this is the perfect way to make it one to remember. Get ready to go out with a bang!Accommodation: Ibis Paris 17 Clichy-Batignolles (or similar)
Paris to LondonSoak 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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- Dover: See the iconic chalk-white coastline. So special that it’s had songs dedicated to it.
- Berlin: Heads up culture vultures. Here’s your chance to check out the longest open-air gallery in the world.
- Berlin: Get your culture on. It’s time to see Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, the Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate and the historic Reichstag building.
- Dresden: See the Baroque architecture that was rebuilt after the WWII bombings. Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House and Frauenkirche.
- Prague: Walk through the winding cobbled streets and head up into the fairytale-like Castle District for panoramic city views.
- Prague: Charles Bridge. Wenceslas Square. Old Town Square. The Astronomical Clock. See them all IRL in this whimsical city.
- Budapest: An expert walking tour that’ll take you past the Royal Palace, Chain Bridge and Fisherman’s Bastion.
- Sarajevo: See the sights of the Bosnian capital and get up to speed on 500 years of history, from the Ottomans to the present day.
- Mostar: See this epic piece of Ottoman architecture, which was destroyed by war in 1993 and then rebuilt.
- Split: Check out one of the best-preserved Roman buildings in the world. So beautiful, you’ll want to move in!
- Ljubljana: Don’t know Slovenian food? Well here’s your chance to try it! Get together with your Contiki fam for a feast.
- Venice: Speed across the lagoon to the aqueous island of Venice. Get total James Bond vibes.
- Lucerne: Check out the Wooden Chapel Bridge and the giant sandstone Lion Monument
- Paris: Take a dreamy jaunt around the city of romance. Fall in love with landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Champs Élysées and Notre-Dame Cathedral.
- Paris: Climb to the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower for an unbeatable vista of the ‘City of Light’.
- Paris: Your chance to learn the art of fragrance at a Parisian perfume house. You know it makes scents! (soz).
Health and Safety Protocols for Contiki Tours
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You can travel with Contiki and be assured that their team has put numerous new measures in place to elevate their hygiene standards and protocols. The well-being of guests and team has always been, and always will be, their primary concern.
In this new, fast changing Covid-19 era, Contiki is doing all they can to adapt to new requirements and expectations. Here are some important new steps and procedures that they have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you the peace of mind when you are traveling during these new times.Expertly Trained Travel Directors
Travel Director training equips them with enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures. During your trip, they will operate with a duty of care and monitor the hygiene etiquette of the guests, reacting and advising as needed, to ensure high standards are maintained. Before you travel, Contiki will also keep you well informed about new protocols required in these areas, and ask that you cooperate with and heed the advice and direction of Travel Directors while on your trip. The Travel Directors have preventative measures in place to try and ensure your well-being and in the event that any unexpected issues arise on trip, they will activate additional protocols.Stringent On-the-Road Protocols
The customized luxury coaches are sanitised before the start of your trip and have always been kept to very high standards. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Contiki have taken additional measures to elevate hygiene and sanitary practices in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and as required, applicable government regulations. The Driver training provides them with the latest hygiene protocols. They will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seats, air-conditioning filters and overhead lockers on a daily basis. All the guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organisation including the thorough and regular washing of hands and sanitising when required. Hand sanitiser is freely available on board for your use throughout the day. Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves with you, and additional hand sanitiser to make you feel comfortable, as these will be required to be worn in public in some countries. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays and wipes will be available for guest distribution on all trips.A Full Team of Support 24/7
It’s not just your Travel Director and Driver who will be taking care of you. Behind the scenes, the operations and guest support teams are in contact with them and on call 24/7, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.Physical Distancing
Adapting to the right size groups, based on government distancing requirements, you can rest assured that you will travel with the comfort of your own personal space. Have peace of mind that all of the experiences, hotels and restaurants you’ll enjoy on your trip have been vetted to ensure they adhere to physical distancing and hygiene guidelines.Trusted Partners, Exceptional Standards
Contiki is very selective in who they work with and choose to only use hotels, restaurants, ground handlers and venues that take the well-being of the guests as seriously as Contiki does and agrees to meet expected guidelines and specifications. Contiki only works with establishments that they are confident will consistently adhere to their high standards.Always in the Know
As part of The Travel Corporation (TTC) , Contiki is kept up to date with all government advisories and travel alerts on a daily basis and is continually in touch with all of the partners on the ground in each destination. Also, rest assured that during your trip, the teams work to ensure the supplier partners (hotels, restaurants, museums and other venues) are also applying the same standard to these new hygiene and distancing protocols, to the extent possible.
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We were lucky that the group of people with were good, but it was a large group tour and did have some of the downfalls of a trip of that nature, like frequent breaks for the bathroom, difficulty when eating out together, and getting things on and off the coach. The trip was still great and a good value for the money.
It was a good value and the experiences included were worth it. The only part that wasn't the best were the accommodations as it was hit and miss. Half of the hotels on the trip were okay, and the other half were really nice.
I had an amazing trip!
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