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European Discovery Tour

12 days from only
R24 775
per person sharing
ID # 2539
Valid: 26 Mar 20 to 06 Apr 20
Duration: 12 Days
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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 11 nights in Hotels (All twin share)
  • 5 Dinners, 11 Breakfasts
  • Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides
  • All transport included during the trip
  • 24 included experiences

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Trips valid for travellers aged 18-35 years. Offer can be removed at any time. Pricing vary pending departure date. Offer applies to new bookings only, made between 4 June 2019 and 24 September 2019.  Offer is only valid on selected trips 7 days or more. Discount applies to the land portion of trip only. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

COACH ITINERARY

DAY 1: Amsterdam

Tonight, the famed for fun Amsterdam is ours to explore following an optional evening canal cruise. An undisguised Red Light District & plenty of bars are there for the curious.
 
Inclusions
See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night

Free Time Add-Ons
Canal Cruise (1.5 hours)
EUR 31.50

DAY 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley

Amsterdam
Now it's time to pour some sunlight on the agenda & take in the beauty of canals, crooked buildings, obscure museums & a café culture like no other.
 
Rhine Valley
After the scenic journey of fairytale castles, vineyards and valleys, you'll be charmed before we even arrive in Germany's famous Rhine Valley. This back-in-time town is our wine tasting host for the evening. Squeal!!!
 
Inclusions
Learn how beer steins are crafted
Scenic drive along the Rhine River

Free Time Add-Ons
Wine Tasting
EUR 9.00

DAY 3: Rhine Valley to Munich

Rhine Valley
Too much grape juice last night? Not to worry, the prospect of Munich should lift your spirits as we travel south & swap wine culture for beer.
 
Inclusions
See the Lorelei Rock

Munich
Today our eyes will be treated to a famous gothic clock, a charming old town & traditional Bavarian culture. You'll have the option to explore the side streets by bicycle and afterwards why not choose to explore one of the cities many beer halls, where you can try a stein of beer or even a pork knuckle!
 
Inclusions
See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

Free Time Add-Ons
Mike's Bike Tour
EUR 22.50

DAY 4: Munich to Austrian Tyrol via Innsbruck

Munich
Goodbye Munich, hello mountains. We're hitting the road in search of lands so sweet they made The Sound of Music.
 
Innsbruck
This part of the world is famous for adventure sports, so best put your name next to the optional White Water Rafting and get in the spirit of things.
 
After some adventure time, its time to head to this famous Olympic town and your jaw will drop at the sight of the famous ski jump, and you'll have a chance to soak up the medieval old town atmosphere before it's back on the road to our Gasthof for the night!  
 
Inclusions
See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck

Free Time Add-Ons
White Water Rafting
EUR 50.00

Austrian Tyrol
Tonight you'll rest up in a local Austrian Gasthof (guest house) that is waiting for us with open arms. With so much fresh air to breathe in outside, explore the dreamy setting we've descended upon.
 
Inclusions
See this mountain region famous for adventure sports

DAY 5: Austrian Tyrol to Venice

Austrian Tyrol
Wake up roamers, we have a bountiful breakfast and a floating city in Italy to tend to. Life's tough!
 
Venice
You'll think you've seen enough beauty for one day after taking in the Central Austrian Alps & Brenner Pass en route to Italy. And then we'll arrive in Venice & your jaw will hit the floor over hidden lanes, story book bridges & a private canal boat ride.
 
Inclusions
Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles
Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice
See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square
Locally guided walking tour of Venice

Free Time Add-Ons
Gondola ride
EUR 23.00
Venetian Dinner
EUR 34.50

DAY 6: Venice to Rome

Venice
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.
 
Rome
The afternoon will really take it up a notch as we uncover Italian icons in the country's capital of Rome as you get a glimpse of it's glory by night. Gelato, pizza and ancient monuments - perfecto!
 
Inclusions
Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour
See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona
Gelato on us

DAY 7: Rome

Rome wasn't built in a day - so get up and get going early to make the most of this ancient city.

Vatican City
When in Rome...take an optional guided tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Religious or not, the Vatican's Italian Renaissance church will send shivers down your spine. This is also the day to learn a thing or two about the Colosseum & do a bit of your own exploring.

Inclusions
See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City

Free Time Add-Ons
Vatican Tour
EUR 35.00

Rome
Then hit the streets for your own discoveries. Snap pink azaleas by the Colosseum, throw coins in fountains and sip espresso in a pretty street watching Italian life float by.

Free Time Add-Ons
Rome of the Emperors and Gladiators including the Colosseum
EUR 32.00

DAY 8: Rome to Florence

Rome
We may be hitting the road again, but we're not done with Italy just yet. We have one more city to lust over…
 
Florence
The dome of Duomo Cathedral sits above the city making certain we know we have arrived in Florence. Take a moment to take in the unique beauty of this beautiful city where culture and la dolce vita is evident in every direction you look at. We'll become history buffs on a guided walking tour before we learn the art of leather. Tonight you can choose to begin your Tuscan love affair at an optional dinner - think olives, cured meats, crostini & wine.
 
Inclusions
Discover the Secrets of Michelangelo's Florence – see Ponte Vecchio, the Medici Palace & much more on our locally guided walking tour of Florence
See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria
Leather craft demonstration

Free Time Add-Ons
Tuscan evening
EUR 46.00

DAY 9: Florence to Lucerne

Florence
Say a fond farewell to Italy, and hello to the land of creamy chocolate, cheese and not to mention watches. Hello Switzerland!
 
Lucerne
Swans float under wooden bridges, snowcapped mountains stand regally behind us & chocolate tastes like heaven on earth. You're in the Swiss Alps & you cannot wipe the smile off your face. Eeek!!!
 
Inclusions
See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

Free Time Add-Ons
Lake Lucerne Cruise
EUR 24.00
Swiss Mountain
EUR 52.00
 

DAY 10: Lucerne to Paris

Lucerne
Out 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.
 
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 the Montparnasse Tower.
 
Inclusions
See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
Exclusive Paris by Night sightseeing tour
Get a view of Paris from the Montparnasse Tower

DAY 11: Paris

Fragonard Perfumery now there's a place to check out, and stock up on perfume, obviously! Especially given the greatly discounted prices and authenticity of buying in France. Later you can drool over haute couture, admire the Notre Dame Cathedral whilst juggling coffee and crêpes, & get artsy at the many exhibitions of the Louvre. Just don't wear yourself out, you will probably want to get involved with dinner and the Nouvelle Eve cabaret show. With your last night looming, make it one to remember in the city of lights.
 
Inclusions
Visit a French perfumery

Free Time Add-Ons
Nouvelle Eve Dinner and Show
EUR 124.00

DAY 12: Paris

Soak up your last dose of Paris this morning over a coffee and croissant and marvel at how much you've seen. And how close you've grown to your Contiki pals. Sob! Hop back on the coach for a complimentary transfer to CDG airport this morning.