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.
See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night
Free Time Add-Ons
Canal Cruise (1.5 hours)
After more time in the morning exploring Amsterdam, we'll make our way to Frankfurt, Germany's thriving city metropolis with a big city scene by day and a vibrant nightlife in the evenings.
Saying goodbye to Frankfurt, we'll head on to the German city of Munich. Here in the home of Oktoberfest we will be wowed by 800 years of history and a traditional Bavarian beer hall.
Say "Auf Wiedersehen" to Munich as you climb aboard the coach ready for a scenic roll through the Bavarian Alps en route to Italy.
Drive through Austria without getting out to say hello? Never! We'll pull into Innsbruck for lunch, a laid-back student city made famous by a medieval old town, an old Olympic Ski Jump & a Royal Palace.
Passionate lands abounding in fresh pasta, smooth locals & romantic architecture - we've arrived in Italy! Relax in Venice tonight knowing we have all day tomorrow to cruise canals & explore pretty streets.
Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles
See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck
Free Time Add-Ons: Nordkette Mountain (Seegrube) EUR 29.50
Wake-up sleeping beauties! Venice is yours for the entirety of this glorious Italian day. We'll be jumping aboard our own private boat and hitting the canals en route to the historical heart of the city. A guided walking tour and a gondola ride are up for grabs, or you can always choose to get lost on your own and see where the maze takes you.
Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square
See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas
Free Time Add-Ons:
-Uncover a hidden Venice with an in-depth walking tour followed by an aperitivo (EUR 17.00)
-Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional gondola (EUR 23.00)
-Feast on an authentic Venetian 3-course meal with specialities like antipasti & local seafood (EUR 34.50)
-Trip t-shirts (EUR 21.00 - 32.00)
-Make & paint your own Venetian mask and wear it while you enjoy a delicious aperitivo
We have a few days left - Switzerland, France, we have not forgotten 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. Take an optional cruise tonight giving yourself a better look at the stunning Swiss Alps reflected off the water. And chocolate. Don't forget to eat ALL the chocolate.
See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
Free Time Add-Ons
Lake Lucerne Cruise
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.
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.
See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
Take a dreamy nighttime tour of the 'city of lights', Paris
It's time to stroll the dreamy streets of Paris - and we'll start with a morning visit to Montmatre's cobbled street, village-esque cafes, street artists and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. Then there's plenty of time to lust 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 VIP seats and dinner at the iconic Moulin Rouge cabaret show. With your last night looming, make it one to remember in the city of lights.
Visit a French perfumery Visit the bohemian and oh-so-chic district of Montmartre, Paris
Free Time Add-Ons:
- Watch performers whirl by as you sip champagne in your VIP Moulin Rouge seats, followed by dinner
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!