European Horizon with Contiki

11 days
07 Aug 24 to 26 Sep 24
Book by 31 Jul 24
Short on time but eager to experience Europe's most iconic destinations? Expand your horizons without sacrificing sightseeing opportunities. Over 11 days, we'll traverse 8 countries and pack in an array of favorites, such as Germany, Amsterdam, France, and the Swiss Alps. Explore the charming canals and gable houses of Amsterdam, witness the Eiffel Tower's dazzling illumination in Paris by night, glide along the picturesque canal pathways of Venice in a private boat, and relish exceptional stays at an Austrian Gasthof and a French Chateau.


  • 11 Day Contiki Guided Holiday
  • 7 nights in Hostels, 2 nights in Special Stays, 1 night in Hotel
  • 10 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
  • Transport by coach
  • Experienced Trip Manager and Local Guides
  • Optional free time add on experiences (additional costs apply)
  • Included Experiences
  • Cruise on a Motoscafo to Venice: Speed across the lagoon to the aqueous island of Venice
  • Taste Wine at the Château: Be a VIP at the epic Contiki Château and fill up on a banquet of classic French dishes and wines. Ooh la la!
  • Take a Guided Yoga Session on the château Lawns: Clear out the cobwebs and get in touch with you zen side with a guided yoga session on the sweeping lawns of the château and much more!


  • 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


  • 10 Nights accommodation
  • 16 Meals
  • Sightseeing


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. Accommodation: Via Hostel Amsterdam (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 fairy tale 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!!! 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 Glockenspiel, a charming old town & a traditional Bavarian culture. But first, take up the option to explore the side streets and English Gardens by bicycle. Accommodation: Wombat's Hostel (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Munich to Austrian Tyrol

Munich Goodbye Munich, hello mountains. We're hitting the road in search of lands so sweet they made The Sound of Music. Hopfgarten im Brixental 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. Next up, Contiki’s very own Austrian Gasthof (guest house) is waiting for us with open arms. Get outside and explore the dreamy setting we've descended upon, or opt for tandem paragliding for those thrill seekers among us. Accommodation: Contiki Haus Schoneck (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 & 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: Anda Venice Hostel (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Venice to Swiss Alps

Venice Arrivederci, Venice! You've been splendid. And now we're off to the Swiss Alps - the splendor just doesn't stop. Swiss Alps Arrive in a picture perfect setting ready for two nights at our accommodation in the heart of this traditional resort town. This place comes to life as the sun sets, so tonight we'll have a chance to check out the local nightlife and foodie scene. Accommodation: Youth Hostel Interlaken (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Swiss Alps

Open the window of your room & drink in the incredible view - if you can find words or photos that do it justice, we applaud you! Feel free to explore this classic European adventure town. Accommodation: Youth Hostel Interlaken (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfas

Day 8: Swiss Alps to Beaujolais Wine Region

Swiss Alps Out with the altitude, into France for a brand new day and a brand new country. Beaujolais Wine Region Rolling into the Beaujolais region of France amidst vineyards, we'll arrive at Contiki’s very own 16th century Château. This might just be our most decadent accommodation yet, complete with newly-renovated bedrooms & bathrooms, an on-site nightclub, artwork in every room, a games room, and a powder room for makeup and hair. And we haven't even shown you the pool or the gardens yet! Tonight we'll start off with an included dinner and wine tasting here at the Château, because, when in France... Please note: Due to so many people wanting to party with us, certain departures will be moved from Contiki's Chateau de Cruix to the French Gastronomic Capital of Lyon (a title which ain't given lightly, believe us!) We'll get the party started with an included meal at a local restaurant, accompanied by local wine. We'll also uncover all the city's magic on a guided tour. Accommodation: Chateau de Cruix (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Beaujolais Wine Region to Paris

Beaujolais Wine Region Wake yourself up with some morning yoga on the Chateau's lawn, survey the garden and give those limbs a good stretch before we pack up for Paris today. Paris Lamp-lit bridges, a sparkling Eiffel Tower, & evening coffee haunts, tonight we fall in love with everything Paris. After an included dinner at the hotel, our Trip Manager will fill us in on the city's secrets with a dreamy night-time tour of the 'city of lights', passing the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Accommodation: Jo&Joe (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Paris

Pastries, paintings, perfume - Paris is yours! We'll take you to the glamorous Fragonard perfumery, then the time is yours to roam tree-lined quarters, see Notre Dame Cathedral, or get arty in the galleries of the Louvre. It's our last night together - make it count with an optional Parisian Dinner followed by a cabaret show! Accommodation: Jo&Joe (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: End Paris

Soak up your last dose of Paris and feel the astonishment of how much you've seen. And how close you've grown to your loved-up Contiki collective.

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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. Advertised price is based on 5 August 2024 departure. Book by 31 July 2024. At time of loading this may not be a definite departure. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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