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European Highlights Tour

14 days from only
R23 070
per person sharing
ID # 2537
Valid: 03 Apr 20 to 16 Apr 20
Duration: 14 Days
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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights in Hotel, 1 night in Contiki Special Stay, 4 nights in Contiki Village, 3 nights in Hostel (All quad share)
  • 5 Dinners, 13 Breakfasts
  • Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides
  • All transport included during the trip
  • 28 included experiences

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person quad 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: Paris

Pop the champagne, dial up the romance, & pass the escargot - we're in Paris, baby! Don't waste a second unpacking, we're going to hit the streets and see how this city comes alive by night.
 
Inclusions
See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
Sample Champagne & Escargot
Exclusive Paris by Night sightseeing tour

DAY 2: Paris

Drool over haute couture, 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 dinner and the Nouvelle Eve Champagne show. Smitten and it's only day two!
 
Free Time Add-Ons
Parisian Dinner
EUR 38.00
Nouvelle Eve cabaret show
EUR 82.00

DAY 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region via Fontainebleau

Paris
Farewell French capital! We're off in search of charming countryside & legit, straight from the source vino.
 
Fontainebleau
With its medieval stature and grand surrounding ponds, Château Fontainebleau will take your breath away. We'll amble around the gardens then recommence our scenic journey to Beaujolais.
 
Inclusions
See Chateau Fontainebleau

Beaujolais
Tonight's the night we camp out at Contiki’s very own 16th century Château. We say "camp" - LOL. This might be the most royal experience of your life. Wine tasting at the Château’s working winery is just one of the ways we'll kill time while we're here.  
 
Inclusions
See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards
Special stay: Contiki's XVI century Chateau
Wine tasting at Contiki's Château

DAY 4: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera

Beaujolais
Yes, yes, you could stay here forever, but unfortunately the show must go on. And there is more French fabulousness just around the corner, we promise.
 
French Riviera
Fragonard Perfumery in the French Riviera, 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. Then it's back on the road along the stunning Côte d'Azur.
 
Inclusions
Visit a French perfumery

DAY 5: French Riviera including Monaco

French Riviera
Missing an opportunity to see this part of the world up close and personal would be criminal. Speaking of things you shouldn't miss, this region is famous for lavender honey, aioli & rosé wine; all 3 in one meal should be your mission.
 
Inclusions
Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur

Monaco
A night in glamorous Monaco should complete your day slash life. Don a fancy necklace and pop a plum in your mouth - we're about to embark on the lifestyle of the rich and the famous.
 
Inclusions
See the Royal Palace in Monaco and the Monte Carlo casino

French Riviera
After a night on the blackjack table it's back to the coast and to bed, the next part of the adventure starts tomorrow.

DAY 6: French Riviera to Florence via Pisa

French Riviera
After almost a week in France you'll be full to the brim with all things French and ready for new ground. Italy, perhaps?
 
Pisa
No trip around Europe is complete without seeing the world's most famous #AwkwardLean, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Once you've got that perfect snap of you holding the thing up like you're Arnold Schwarzenegger, we'll be on the fast-track to Florence.
 
Inclusions
See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Florence
The dome of Duomo Cathedral sits above the city making certain we know we have arrived in Florence. Tonight you can choose to begin your Tuscan love affair at a Free Time Add-On dinner - think olives, pastas, focaccia, meats & wine.
 
Free Time Add-Ons
Tuscan Dinner
EUR 41.00

DAY 7: Florence to Rome

Florence
Why flee Florence when we still have some discoveries to make? We'll become history buffs on a guided walking tour before we learn the art of leather and eventually hit the road for Rome.
 
Inclusions
Leather craft demonstration
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

Rome
And you thought your morning was interesting! 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 - perfecto!
 
Inclusions
Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour
See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

DAY 8: Rome

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. Espressos and people watching should be high priority.
 
Free Time Add-Ons
Vatican Tour
EUR 37.00
Rome of the Emperors and Gladiators including the Colosseum
EUR 32.00

Rome
In Italy any time is Aperol Spritz time, but there’s definitely no better time than on our last evening in Rome. Tonight we'll learn how to mix, shake & pour our way to the perfect blend of bitter and bubbly magic in an included Italian Cocktail making class. All the ingredients we need will be supplied to master Italian’s unofficial national drink along with a selection of other Italian classics. One more for the road?

Inclusions
Aperol Spritz making at our Italian Cocktails Class

DAY 9: Rome to Venice

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...
 
Venice
Boats, bridges, gondolas; your heart is going to pound.
 
Inclusions
Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice
See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square

Free Time Add-Ons
Gondola ride
EUR 23.00
Hidden Venice walking tour and Aperitivo
EUR 17.00

DAY 10: Venice to Munich via Austrian Tyrol

Venice
Confident we have ticked off all the Italian essentials, we can now leg it to Germany. After all the sophistication and glamour of France and Italy, a few beers and the chance to wear suspenders will be precisely what we feel like. 
 
Austrian Tyrol
Wind through the Austrian Alps to lively Munich.

Inclusions
Scenic Drive Past Vineyards Orchards and Castles

Munich
Bavarian culture, a famous Glockenspiel and charm aplenty; Munich doesn't just turn it on during Oktoberfest! Explore peaceful gardens and legendary beer halls or join in the bike tour and explore the side streets you wouldn't usually see.
 
Inclusions
See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

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

DAY 11: Munich to Rhine Valley via Dachau

Munich
In case we weren't already aware how devilishly lucky we are, this morning we're reminded with a sobering step back in time to one of the darkest moments in history.
 
Dachau
They say that the more you learn about the past, the better prepared you are for the future. And today the past will unfold itself at the Dachau concentration camp memorial.
 
Inclusions
Visit the Dachau concentration camp memorial

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
Scenic drive along the Rhine River
Learn how beer steins are crafted

Free Time Add-Ons
Wine Tasting
EUR 9.00

DAY 12: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam via Edam

Rhine Valley
This morning we'll drag you all away from Germany kicking and screaming that you want to stay forever. Only to see you equally infatuated with another dot on the European map hours later...
 
Edam
You know the cheese, and now you're going to know the place that pioneered it. We'll cycle into the countryside squealing at windmills & going hysterical over tulip fields on our way to an actual cheese farm & clog maker's house.
 
Inclusions
See canals and a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam
Visit a cheese farm and clog makers house

Amsterdam
Pretty canals lined with quaint crooked houses and cafes bursting with life. Amsterdam is all that and way more than what you could ever imagine.
 
Inclusions
See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night

DAY 13: Amsterdam

Amsterdam
It's our last full day on trip & our last night to party up a storm with the squad. Use the day to explore quirky museums & sample the endless array of cuisines this city has on offer.
 
Free Time Add-Ons
Canal cruise (1 hour)
EUR 24.00
1ste Klas Dinner
EUR 35.00
Tower Swing
EUR 15.00
 

DAY 14: Amsterdam

Down your breakfast and wipe away your tears - this is always the worst day of the trip. We'll escort you to Schiphol Airport by about 10am for those leaving us in the canal lined city.