7 days fun-filled days, 6 beautiful countries, and endless memories to be made. All it needs is you, and voila! It's the perfect compact trip to make all your European fantasies come to life. Starting in Croatia, journeying through Venice, the Swiss Alps, Paris and ending in London, you'll be surprised how much you can get up to in a week...
8 meals: Sample French macarons and Swiss fondue as we meander through the culinary heaven that is Europe. All your breakfasts will be taken care of, as well as 2 dinners.
Split to Ljubljana
Welcome, travellers! After meeting some new found friends doing the second leg of the trip back to London, we’ll head from Croatia to Slovenia, where we’ll enjoy dinner in this beautiful jewel of the East.This gorgeous and seriously underrated city fringes the emerald Ljubljanka River, and is filled with hip cafes and leafy plazas. We'll waste no time getting stuck into the local cuisine while bonding with our Contiki fam with a tasty included dinner.
Ljubljana to Venice
Ever the advocates of a balanced holiday, today we’re trading in the obscure unknown for the globally adored hot spot of Venice. Whoop!Yes, it’s as cute as you imagined. Yes, you’ll feel like you’re part of an Italian fairytale. Yes, you are actually hanging out in the gondola filled floating city of Venice! A private boat ride, gothic architecture and a web of lanes to explore will keep you day filled quite nicely.
Venice to Lucerne
We have a few days left - Switzerland & France, we’re coming for both of 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. And chocolate. Don’t forget to eat ALL the chocolate.
There’s no reason why today can’t be wasted strolling these beautiful streets or sitting in a coffee shop pondering mountain life, and consuming more chocolate - that’s perfectly acceptable too. Those wanting to spice up their day can visit the top of a Swiss Mountain and take an optional cruise tonight, giving yourself a better look at the stunning Swiss Alps reflected off the water. Spoilt for choice much?
Lucerne to Paris
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, with a city tour of 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
Soak up your last dose of romance from Paris and feel the astonishment of how much you’ve seen during this awesome trip, not to mention how close you’ve grown to your Contiki fam. If you're not ready to leave behind the land of beauty, art and fresh croissants just yet, you can choose to end your trip here in Paris. Otherwise, continue on to our goodbye point: London.What a journey! On arrival in London say a final farewell to the group - the adventure has come to an end, and this is where we part ways.