Day 1 Arrive Rome
Buon giorno! Welcome to the Eternal City. Head out and explore some of the sights before tonight when you'll get a chance to meet your travel squad and plan your next epic week together!
Day 2 Rome to Florence
We may be hitting the road again, but we're not done with Rome just yet. Make the most of it this morning with our Local Guide's optional tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Then afterwards, we hit the road as we have one more city in Italy to lust over…For those of you not familiar with the whole Florence deal, we have two words for you: it's heaven. Potter along the River Arno, be totally Tuscan with a drop of Chianti wine, and take in the beauty of the city and its protruding Duomo Cathedral. (Breakfast)
Day 3 Florence
Today is a perfect balance of guided wisdom, food and free time to roam. Take the opportunity to explore streets bursting with heritage and delicious flavours in an optional street food walking tour, or take yourself to the local markets and down some gelato. Tonight you can choose to end your Tuscan love affair at an optional dinner - think olive oil tasting, each meal matched with a locally produced wine and more. (Breakfast)
Day 4 Florence to Swiss Alps via Pisa
Hopefully by now you are head to toe in fresh leather, you've eaten your bodyweight in antipasto, and you're feeling fresh as a daisy and ready to farewell Florence.No trip around Europe is complete without seeing the world's most famous #AwkwardLean, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Once you've got that perfect snap of you holding the thing up like you're Arnold Schwarzenegger, we'll be on the fast-track to the Swiss Alps.Bunking down amid fairytale snowcapped mountains tonight shows how far we've come since golden Florence this morning, and that right there is the magic of Europe. Tomorrow we'll set out to explore this magical land of cheese, chocolate and watches. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 5 Swiss Alps
Open the window of your room & drink in the incredible view - if you can find words or photos that do it justice, we applaud you! If you're feeling audacious, opt to take a trip to a Swiss mountain with your travel crew, or feel free to explore this classic European adventure town. (Breakfast)
Day 6 Swiss Alps 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.Passing through the gorgeous Burgundy region, we'll reach Paris and enjoy an included dinner before a chance to explore the glittering city of lights. (Breakfast)
Day 7 Paris
Fragonard Perfumery now there's a place to check in on Facebook! And stock up on perfume, obviously. Especially given the greatly discounted prices and authenticity of buying in France. Later you can 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 dinner and a cabaret show. With your last night looming, make it one to remember in the city of lights. (Breakfast)
Day 8 Paris to London
Soak up your last dose of Paris and feel the astonishment of how much you've seen in 8 days. And how close you've grown to your loved-up Contiki collective.What a journey, if you've chosen to end your trip on arrival in London say a fond farewell to the remainder of your group as you wrap up the journey on arrival. (Breakfast)
Limited budget to rock Europe but don't want to compromise? This trip hits up London, Rome & Paris plus ancient ruins & alpine views in 8 days. Starting in Rome for pizza & history, we'll parade through the breath-taking Alpine views of Switzerland and fall in love with romantic Paris, before arriving in the one-and-only city of London. On the way we'll take time to snap pictures of the Vatican, Tuscany, Florence, Swiss villages & Lake Como, laze around the Leaning Tower of Pisa, as well as attempting to devour snails & wash them down with French champagne. Europe, it's been real.
Snooze in a combination of funky hostels and hotels for 7 nights in same-sex multi-share accommodation.
This whirlwind tour will see you cruise through some of the food capitals of the world. Wake up to breakfast on us each day, and be treated to 2 dinners: think hearty French, Swiss and Italian nosh, plus lashings of cheese.
A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.
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