European Discovery | Start London | Classic | | Season 2024

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European Discovery | Start London | Classic | | Season 2024



Tour Description:

Ready for the beginning of your sweet love affair with Europe? This trip uncovers Europe’s finest in 12 days, complete with Bavarian beer & a private boat through the Venetian canals. We'll discover Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Munich, Venice & Florence, flirting with many more destinations along the way, from a traditional German beer hall to the breathtaking Austrian Tyrol mountain range and a visit to our fave Roman gelateria (on us). You’ll get a taste for all the best bits of the continent and travel through 8 countries in one trip. By the time you get back to London you'll be completely smitten.

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Dates & Pricing

Saturday 22 Jun 24 — Wednesday 03 Jul 24Starting at $3,723Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Saturday 29 Jun 24 — Wednesday 10 Jul 24Starting at $3,723Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 04 Jul 24 — Monday 15 Jul 24Starting at $3,919Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Saturday 06 Jul 24 — Wednesday 17 Jul 24Starting at $3,135Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Tuesday 09 Jul 24 — Saturday 20 Jul 24Starting at $3,723Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Saturday 13 Jul 24 — Wednesday 24 Jul 24Starting at $2,743Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 18 Jul 24 — Monday 29 Jul 24Starting at $3,723Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Saturday 03 Aug 24 — Wednesday 14 Aug 24Starting at $3,734Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Saturday 24 Aug 24 — Wednesday 04 Sep 24Starting at $3,378Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 05 Sep 24 — Monday 16 Sep 24Starting at $3,023Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Tuesday 17 Sep 24 — Saturday 28 Sep 24Starting at $2,845Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 26 Sep 24 — Monday 07 Oct 24Starting at $3,226Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Check Mark Icon Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.


Destination & Sightseeing

Dining Summary
4 Dinner (D)
11 Breakfast (B)

FAQs
London: For this trip, you’ll need just three currencies - the British Pound, Swiss Franc and Euro.
London: If you're travelling before March 2025, this trip spends 1 night in Amsterdam. You will have free time in the morning of day 2 until 12pm, during which time you can book activities. After this time, we will head off to the Rhine Valley.From March 2025, this trip will spend 2 nights in Amsterdam and you will have free time in the afternoon of day 2 from 12pm - 3pm, during which time you can book activities. Of course, you can book other times during this day, but it might mean you miss out on other included activities or a coach transfer to the accommodation!

Included Experience
Amsterdam: Best way to break the ice? By breaking bread of course. You and your new besties can bond over dinner before heading out to explore.
Sankt Goar: Take in the breath-taking scenery of the River Rhine.
Lorelei: It’s the stuff of legends. Literally. A singing mermaid named Lorelei is said to sit on the rock, enchanting fishermen before luring them to their demise. Eek!
Dinkelsbuhl: Seatbelts on! Today we're driving along 'Romantische Straße' AKA Germany's most scenic route, winding through picturesque medieval towns, fairy-tale castles, and breathtaking landscapes.
Munich: This guided walking tour will take you around all the highlights of this Bavarian city, including Marienplatz and Rathaus Glockenspiel.
Venice: Speed across the lagoon to the aqueous island of Venice.
Venice: Get an ‘insider’s tour’ of the famous city of canals from a local expert. See all the landmarks and learn a few pearls of wisdom along the way.
Rome: We’ll take you to our fave gelateria and treat you to the creamy Italian dessert. You’re so welcome!
Rome: Stroll around the Italian capital, ticking off some sights on your bucket list!
Florence: See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria on a locally guided walking tour of Florence.
Lucerne: Check out the Wooden Chapel Bridge and the giant sandstone Lion Monument.
Paris: Take a dreamy stroll across the charming streets and famous spots in Paris. Bet this is what your insta-profile was craving!
Paris: Climb to the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower for an unbeatable vista of the ‘City of Light’.
Paris: Your chance to learn the art of fragrance at a Parisian perfume house. You know it makes scents! (soz).

ITINERARY

London to Amsterdam
Your heart-pounding adventure kicks off today. Meet up with your Contiki posse & share notes on London town before hitting the road to Amsterdam. Shortly before we find our ferry for Europe, we'll be taking in the English coastline beauty of the White Cliffs of Dover. They owe their gorgeousness to their composition of chalk - you're learning and we haven't even left the UK! Off the ferry, we arrive in the port town of Calais - French soil! We travel north via Belgium before reaching... Amsterdam! Tonight, after an included dinner and an optional evening canal cruise, the fun-famed Amsterdam is yours to explore in all its glory

Amsterdam to Rhine Valley
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.  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.

Rhine Valley to Munich via Dinkelsbühl
Too much grape juice last night? Not to worry, the prospect of this Bavarian hidden gem should lift your spirits as we travel south & swap wine culture for beer. Quintessential German experiences don't get much better than visiting this charming medieval town. We'll stroll the cobblestoned streets, checking out vibrant market squares and picturesque half-timbered houses along the way. Today our eyes will be treated to a famous Gothic clock, a charming old town & traditional Bavarian culture. You'll have the option to explore the side streets by foot and afterwards why not choose to explore one of the city's many beer halls, where you can try a stein of beer or even a pork knuckle!

Munich to Innsbruck
Today we'll head out of Munich & on to Austria spending the night in scenic Innsbruck. Tonight is all about mega chills in this scenic mountain village.

Innsbruck to Venice
Wake up with the gorgeous snow capped Alps as your backdrop roamers, we have a bountiful breakfast and a floating city in Italy to tend to. Life's tough! You'll think you've seen enough beauty for one day after taking in the Central Austrian Alps & the 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.

Venice to Rome
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. 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 it's glory by night. Gelato, pizza and ancient monuments - perfetto!

Rome
Rome wasn't built in a day - so get up and get going early to make the most of this ancient city. Hit the streets for your own discoveries. Learn a thing or two as you pass the Colosseum, throw coins in fountains and sip espresso in a pretty street watching Italian life float by.

Rome to Florence
We may be hitting the road again, but we're not done with Italy just yet. We have one more city to lust over… 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.

Florence to Lucerne
Say a fond farewell to Italy, and hello to the land of creamy chocolate, cheese and not to mention watches. Hello Switzerland! Swans float under wooden bridges, snowcapped mountains stand regally behind us & chocolate tastes like heaven on earth. You're in the Swiss Alps & you cannot wipe the smile off your face. Eeek!!!

Lucerne to Paris
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. Ah, we've finally arrived in the city of love! So, of course, we're starting with a gorgeous French dinner. Afterwards, you're free to do what you please. Enjoy a glass of fine wine, explore trendy fashion, or even soak in iconic sights! Finally, we'll end the night with jaw-dropping city views from the Montparnasse Tower.*Heads up, our Paris plans might shift during the Summer Olympics due to city restrictions, impacting our Illuminations Tour of the city along with other possible disruptions. We're on it, crafting alternative experiences for your safety and enjoyment. Your understanding means the world to us!

Paris
It's time to stroll the dreamy streets of Paris, moan 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 a ticket to an iconic cabaret show and dinner. With your last night looming, make it one to remember in the city of lights.

Paris to London
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.

Check Mark Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.