European Discovery with Contiki

12 days
09 May 24 to 26 Oct 25
Book by 30 May 24
Whether you're indulging in the atmosphere of a classic German beer hall, gazing at the awe-inspiring Austrian mountain landscapes, or delighting in a delectable treat at a Roman gelateria, this journey offers a tantalizing glimpse of Europe's finest attractions. Over the course of 12 days, you'll explore 8 diverse countries.


  • 12 Day Contiki Guided Holiday
  • 10 nights in Hotels
  • 11 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • Transport by coach
  • Experienced Trip Manager and Local Guides
  • Optional free time add on experiences (additional costs apply)
  • Included Experiences
  • Get to Know Innsbruck: Snow-capped peaks. Pristine air. Chocolate-box buildings. Innsbruck is the answer to all of your Alpine travel wishes.
  • See Cultural Gems in Lucerne: Check out the Wooden Chapel Bridge and the giant sandstone Lion Monument.
  • Take a Tour of 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.


  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature


  • You have to be between the age of 18 and 35 years old to travel with Contiki
  • Additional costs apply for optional free time add on experiences
  • Secure your spot today with a deposit from as low as R1000* and pay the rest 60 days before departure


  • 11 nights in Hotels
  • 11 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • Included experiences and sightseeing


Day 1: Amsterdam

Tonight, after an included dinner and an optional evening canal cruise, the fun-famed Amsterdam is yours to explore in all its red-lit glory. Accommodation: Ibis Budget Amsterdam City South (or similar) Included Meals: Dinner

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. Sankt Goar 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. Accommodation: Hotel Montag Sankt Goar (or similar) Twin Rooms Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich

Sankt Goar 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. 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 foot and afterwards why not choose to explore one of the city's many beer halls, where you can try a stein of beer or even a pork knuckle! Accommodation: Bento Inn Munich Messe (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Munich to 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! Accommodation: Hotel Dollinger (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Austrian Tyrol to Venice

Hopfgarten im Brixental 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 & the 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. Accommodation: Hotel Riviera dei Dogi (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

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 its glory by night. Gelato, pizza and ancient monuments - perfetto! Accommodation: A conveniently located hotel Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Rome

Rome Rome wasn't built in a day - so get up and get going early to make the most of this ancient city. Vatican When in Rome...take an optional guided tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel. Religious or not, the Vatican's Italian Renaissance church will send shivers down your spine. Rome Then hit the streets for your own discoveries. Snap pink Azaleas by the Colosseum as you learn a thing or two, throw coins in fountains and sip espresso in a pretty street watching Italian life float by. Accommodation: A conveniently located hotel Included Meals: Breakfast

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. Accommodation: Hotel Mirage (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

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! Accommodation: Ibis Budget Luzern City (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

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. Accommodation: Ibis Paris Porte D'Italie (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Paris

It's time to stroll the dreamy streets of Paris, moan over haute couture you can't afford, admire the Notre Dame Cathedral whilst juggling coffee and crêpes, & get artsy at the many museums of the Louvre. Just don't wear yourself out, you will probably want to get involved with a ticket to an iconic cabaret show and dinner. With your last night looming, make it one to remember in the city of lights. Accommodation: Ibis Paris Porte D'Italie (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: End Paris

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 new Contiki pals. Sob! Hop back on the coach for a complimentary transfer to CDG airport this morning, or stay onboard for the ride back to London. Plenty of time to start planning the next reunion...

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Prices are per person twin share/multi share as per itinerary, 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. Offer can be removed at any time. Pricing varies pending departure date. Trips valid for travellers aged 18-35 years. Excludes flights. Only R1000 deposit per person is required to confirm your trip booking. Deposit is due within 3 days of booking; airlines may impose different penalties and cancellation fees. Payment due in full 120 days before departure. All savings / discounts mentioned has already been included in advertised price. Pentravel and Tour Operator reserves the right to withdraw or amend promotional offers at any time.Book by 30 May 2024. Advertised price is based on 13 July 2024 departure. At time of loading this may not be a definite departure. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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