European Magic with Contiki

9 days from only
R23 200
per person sharing
ID # 2767
Valid: 26 Nov 22 to 04 Dec 22
Duration: 9 Days
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Includes R2,539 pp savings! 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 8 Nights hotel accommodation 
  • 2 Dinners, 8 Breakfasts
  • Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides
  • All transport included during the trip
  • 16 included & 8 free time add-ons available to add later
  • Included experiences:
    -Authentic Dutch dinner at canal side Delirium Restaurant
    -Orientation tour of Frankfurt, known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe
    -Take a dreamy nighttime tour of the 'city of lights', Paris
    and much more!
  • You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person multi 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. Offer can be removed at any time. Pricing varies pending departure date. Trips valid for travelers aged 18-35 years. Excludes flights. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

Covid-19 Requirements: The wellbeing of our travelers is our top priority. That’s why we’re updating our vaccination policy to require all travelers on Contiki trips to be fully vaccinated to travel with us until the end of 2022.As well as keeping our travelers safe, a core principle of how we operate is protecting the communities we visit. It’s vital that we make sure those communities also feel safe, and that we all minimise, as much as possible, anyone’s chances of travelling with, picking up or passing on COVID-19. This is part of operating responsibly - especially in countries with more vulnerable populations or low access to vaccines.Additionally, many venues around the world are now requiring proof of vaccination for indoor activities such as dining in restaurants or visiting museums. We want everyone who travels with Contiki to have the best experience possible, so when faced with having to exclude travelers from activities, we feel that requiring all travelers to be vaccinated is the most responsible choice.Your final vaccine dose must have been administered a minimum of 15 days prior to the start of the trip. We will continue to monitor the local requirements and update the policy accordingly.Travelers will also need to comply with specific requirements imposed by airlines and/or governments which may differ from the above.

COACH ITINERARY

DAY 1: Amsterdam

We'll start our exploration of this city with a peek of canals, bicycles & 17th century gable houses lit up by night. Next on the agenda tonight, we have an authentic canal-side Dutch dinner on the cards, followed by an optional evening cruise along the canals - the perfect way for our travel crew to get to know each other. Afterwards, there's plenty of nightlife to keep you going until the early hours.

Stay: A&O Hotel Amsterdam (or similar)

DAY 2: Amsterdam to Frankfurt

Amsterdam: This morning is your chance to explore Amsterdam. Take a wander down a cobbled canal-lined street, step into a local 'Poffertjes' cafe for Dutch mini pancakes, or check out some of the cute bookshops lining the canal. Then say 'Vaarwel!' because this afternoon we're setting off for our next country, Germany.
Frankfurt: Wilkommen to Frankfurt, Germany's thriving city metropolis with a big city scene by day and a vibrant nightlife in the evenings. We'll start off with an orientation tour here in Frankfurt, then tonight you're free to find yourself some dinner and discover the city by night.
Stay: A&O Hotel Frankfurt (or similar)

DAY 3: Frankfurt to Munich

Frankfurt: Saying goodbye to Frankfurt, we'll head on to the German city of Munich - where lederhosen, dirndls, steins of beer and gingerbread-style buildings await.
Munich: "Prost!”. Here in the home of Oktoberfest we'll take a quick tour of the city, and amuse ourselves watching the antics of mechanical figurines in the city's famous Glockenspiel. Making the most of our time in Munich this evening, we'll get introduced to 800 years of history at a traditional Bavarian beer hall.
Stay: Holiday Inn Express Munich City West (or similar)

DAY 4: Munich to Venice via Innsbruck

Munich: 'Auf Wiedersehen' Munich, we're off to tick more countries off our list. This morning we'll climb aboard our coach ready for a scenic roll through the Bavarian Alps, past fairytale castles and rambling vineyards, en route to Austria.
Innsbruck: 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. 
Venice: Ah, Venice! Fresh pasta, lilting accents & romantic architecture - we've arrived in one of Italy's most famous cities. Tonight we'll relax here, knowing we have all day tomorrow to cruise canals & explore picturesque cobbled streets.

Stay: Hotel Ambra Quarto Daltino (or similar)

DAY 5: Venice

Venice: 
Buongiorno! Venice is ours for a full and glorious Italian day. We'll start exploring The Floating City by jumping aboard our own private motoscaffo boat and cruising the canals en route to the historical heart of the city. Here we'll take selfies at the Bridge of Sighs, see the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square. Next, you have the chance to discover hidden Venice with a guided walking tour, take a traditional gondola ride, or just explore these cobbled streets on your own. Tonight, you can choose to sign up for an authentic Venetian 3-course feast, or take a Venetian mask-making workshop. Not only will you get to paint your very own Venetian mask, you'll be supporting local crafts and traditions too.

Stay: Hotel Ambra Quarto Daltino (or similar)

DAY 6: Venice to Lucerne

Venice: With a few days left, it's time to say 'ciao' to our time in Venice. We'll never forget you, city of canals and beauty, but Switzerland is calling us. Back on our coach we'll pass Lake Como as we cruise out of Italy and head onwards and upwards toward the Swiss Alps. 

Lucerne: With magical views unfolding outside our windows we'll find ourselves in Switzerland, pulling up in the fairytale town of Lucerne, famous for its wooden bridges, cobbled lanes and beautiful setting against the lake it's named after. Here we'll visit the wooden chapel bridge and lion monument, then you'll have the chance to take an optional lake cruise tonight, giving yourself a better look at the epic Swiss Alps reflected off the water. Our other recommendation for tonight? Swiss chocolate.

Stay: Ibis Budget Hotel Luzern City (or similar)

DAY 7: Lucerne to Paris

Lucerne: It's been sweet, but our time in Lucerne is up this morning. We're Paris-bound! Out with the altitude, in with the inner-city Parisian bliss. We'll jump back onto our coach to cross the border out of Switzerland and (back) into France.

Paris: After coasting through the pretty wine producing region of Burgundy, we'll arrive in the City of Lights. Lamp-lit bridges, a sparkling Eiffel Tower, & evening coffee haunts, this evening we'll fall in love with everything Paris on a dreamy night-time tour. Is it just us, or is love in the air? Once we've seen the most famous landmarks, we'll celebrate our first night in the city by heading up the Montparnasse Tower for the best panoramic views of the city.

Stay: Ibis Hotel Porte d'Orleans (or similar)

DAY 8: Paris

Paris: Today's the day to stroll the beautiful streets of Paris - and we'll start with a morning visit to Montmatre's cobbled lanes, village-esque cafes, street artists and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. Then there's plenty of time to lust over designer haute couture or French vintage stores, admire the Notre Dame Cathedral, order coffee and crêpes, or get artsy at the many museums of the Louvre. Just don't wear yourself out, because tonight's your chance to get involved with VIP seats and dinner at the iconic Moulin Rouge cabaret show. With your last night looming, this is the perfect way to make it one to remember. Get ready to go out with a bang!
Stay: Ibis Hotel Porte d'Orleans (or similar)

DAY 9: Depart Paris

Paris: Rise, shine, and soak up your last dose of Paris this morning over a coffee and croissant together, as we marvel at how much we've seen on this magical journey. It may be over for now, but these friendships and memories will last a lifetime. Our last coach ride together will be a complimentary transfer to CDG airport this morning, or you can stay onboard for the full ride back to London. Plenty of time to start planning the next reunion...