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European Whirl Tour

18 days from only
R28 415
per person sharing
ID # 2540
Valid: 05 Apr 20 to 22 Apr 20
Duration: 18 Days
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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 4 nights in Hotel, 5 nights in Hostel, 3 nights in Contiki Special Stay, 5 nights in Contiki Village (All quad village)
  • 8 Dinners, 17 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: Amsterdam

Tonight, the famed for fun Amsterdam is ours to explore an undisguised Red Light District & plenty of bars are there for the curious.

Inclusions
See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night

DAY 2: Amsterdam including Edam

Edam
You know the cheese, and now you're going to know the place that pioneered it. We'll cycle into the countryside to see windmills & picturesque Dutch houses 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
Amsterdam is cute as a button & sure to win your heart with its canals, obscure museums & a café culture like no other. This afternoon use your time to get local, bar hop, museum crawl, and see what other tastes take your fancy, this town is famous for pancakes, frites and so much more.
 
Free Time Add-Ons
Canal cruise (1 hour)
EUR 24.00
Volendam Dinner
EUR 38.00

DAY 3: Amsterdam to Berlin

Amsterdam
Out of Amsterdam, onto the autobahn and on the fast-track to uber-cool Berlin. That's on today's agenda.
 
Berlin
On the world map of cool party vibes, Berlin has a gold star. We've got two nights to explore every inch of this amazing city, and we'll kick it off with a bit of history into the city and its troubled and interesting past. Once we arrive your Trip Manager can point you in the right direction to go and see the sights.
 
Inclusions
See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building
See East Side Gallery

DAY 4: Berlin

Get into the mood of exploration. Berlin has so much to offer the hungry traveller, from the obvious icons like Checkpoint Charlie to all the obscurities tucked away in the side streets. Spend the day lapping up history, scouting the Berlin Wall and dialing up your intellect at sites like the Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building. That way you can let loose a little in the evening without a hint of remorse.
 
Inclusions
See the site of Checkpoint Charlie

Free Time Add-Ons
Berlin historical walking tour
EUR 10.00
Alternative Berlin (Summer only)
EUR 25.00

DAY 5: Berlin to Prague via Dresden

Berlin
"More city hangs" you'll all scream in unison as we motor out of Berlin, high on life & still wanting more. Since you asked so nicely, let us present you with Prague, the darling of Europe.
 
Dresden
A drive from Berlin to Prague would not be complete without stopping in Dresden. Destroyed by World War II, the rebuilt town is now a symbol of resilience, soaked in the rebirthed beauty of an Opera house, the domed Frauenkirche, & the Royal Residence.
 
Inclusions
Visit Dresden the city destroyed in World War II
See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House and Frauenkirche

Prague
On arrival in the compact & lovable city of Prague, we'll get out and go exploring, seeing castles and cathedrals and learning of Bohemia Kings and gothic history.
 
Inclusions
See Hradčany Castle and the Cathedral of St. Vitus
 

DAY 6: Prague

With a full day to loiter, expect an entire photo album of Gothic architecture, market antiques & you cheers-ing local beer; not to mention life! We'll explore the city one of our favourite ways today, by bike, with our Local Guide to show us all the sights and sounds of this epic spot including the Charles Bridge, St Vitus Cathedral and city spots that have put this Eastern city on the map. Tonight, you could see yourself spending the evening indulging in traditional Czech cuisine while admiring the local folklore dancers as the sun goes down on the 'City of a Thousand Spires'.

Free Time Add-Ons
Czech Folklore Show and Dinner
EUR 32.00

DAY 7: Prague to Munich

Prague
Pack your bags and say your goodbyes to the city of Prague. Germany is just next door and we've been invited in for a spot of fun. Whoop!

Munich
This place isn't just an Oktoberfest affair, Munich is lovable round the year. And thankfully, it gets into the spirit of Bavarian beer culture round the year, too. A town square with a famous clock is high priority on today's agenda.

Inclusions
See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

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

DAY 8: 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.

Austrian Tyrol
Next up, Contiki’s very own Austrian Gasthof (guest house) is waiting for us with open arms. Before we swing into action with a themed party, get outside and explore the dreamy setting we've descended upon, or opt for a tandem paraglide for those thrillseekers amongst us or take to the hills like Heidi on a bike ride.

Inclusions
See this mountain region famous for adventure sports

Free Time Add-Ons
Tandem paragliding
EUR 130.00
Bike Ride & BBQ Lunch
EUR 33.00

DAY 9: Austrian Tyrol to Venice

Austrian Tyrol
It's goodbye Gasthof this morning, and soon auf wiedersehen Austrian mountains, but not before the chance to try white water rafting for those feeling adventurous. As we roll out of the beautiful Tyrol landscape and our views slowly change to vineyards, orchards & castles, it's obvious a big change of scenery (and country) is on the cards...

Inclusions
Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles

Free Time Add-Ons
White Water Rafting
EUR 50.00

Venice
Kudos to the cats of decades gone by who constructed this lagoon fairytale. The 118 islands of Venice are yours to explore. Boats, bridges, gondolas; your heart is going to pound.
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DAY 10: Venice

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.

Inclusions
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
Gondola ride
EUR 23.00
Hidden Venice walking tour and Aperitivo
EUR 17.00

DAY 11: 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.
 
Inclusions
Special Access Rome Sightseeing

Rome
The evening 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
See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

DAY 12: Rome

Rome wasn't built in a day - so get up and get going early to make the most of this ancient city.

Vatican City
You can also choose to uncover the home of the Pope at the Vatican Museums, including Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica; with a Local Guide on your side, no question will go unanswered.
 
Free Time Add-Ons
Vatican Tour
EUR 35.00

Rome
Then hit the streets for your own discoveries. Snap pink azaleas by the Colosseum, throw coins in fountains and sip espresso in a pretty street watching Italian life float by.

Free Time Add-Ons
Pasta Cooking Class
EUR 50.00

DAY 13: 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.
 
Inclusions
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
Leather craft demonstration

Free Time Add-Ons
Tuscan Dinner
EUR 41.00

DAY 14: Florence to Swiss Alps via Lucerne

Florence
That's it for our feasting on all things Florence. With the Swiss Alps in our sights, the devastation of leaving this place should be well and truly numbed.

Lucerne
Look at you! Looking good with your cute Wooden Chapel Bridge, oodles of Swiss chocolate and watch shops all set on a glistening lake. Bliss.

Inclusions
See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
View the Lion Monument

Swiss Alps
Bunkering down in Contiki's very own chalet is just the cherry on top of this glorious day.

DAY 15: Swiss Alps

Open the window of your Swiss chalet & drink in the incredible view - if you can find words or photos that do it justice, we applaud you! If you're feeling audacious, catch a cog rail to Europe’s highest railway station on Jungfrau Mountain, keeping your balance on what's known as the 'Top of Europe'.
 
Free Time Add-Ons
Jungfrau mountain visit
EUR 142.00
Jungfrau Mountain and Ropes Course
EUR 178.00

DAY 16: Swiss Alps to Paris

Swiss Alps
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 pop the champagne & experiment with escargot.
 
Inclusions
See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
Exclusive Paris by Night sightseeing tour
Sample Champagne & Escargot

DAY 17: 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 quartiers, explore Notre Dame Cathedral, or get arty in the galleries of the Louvre. It's our last night together - make it count with can-can girls & Champagne over dinner and then Nouvelle Eve cabaret show.

Inclusions
Visit a French perfumery

Free Time Add-Ons
Paris Dinner
EUR 38.00
Nouvelle Eve cabaret show
EUR 82.00

DAY 18: 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.