10 Day European Horizon

Contiki Tour starting in London or Amsterdam and finishing in Paris or London

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Contiki's 10 Day European Horizon. Start the clock: you have 7 countries to see in one trip. It can be done! And with 6 World Heritage Sites, snails & champagne in Paris, a chalet in the Swiss Alps & a private boat through the...read more
Overview
Operator: Contiki
Type: Tour (Affordable)
Style: Iconic Essentials
Max Group Size: 51
Duration: 10 Days
From: London or Amsterdam to Paris or London
Tour Code: CCEH
Visits: Engand, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France
Our Price From:
$ 1,561
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day
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1
London To Amsterdam
Meet up with your Contiki team before we hit the road and take a ferry past the White Cliffs of Dover. Next stop: the buzzing, free-wheeling city of Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam's eye-opening Red Light District, where the creative and wacky come together on narrow cobbled streets, 24/7. With an optional evening canal cruise, you've got a chance to get to know the group, unwind with a few drinks and uncover Amsterdam at water level. Get some pointers on the city's hot spots from your Trip Manager and head into town for a fun night out.
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Amsterdam To Rhine Valley
Experience Amsterdam's coffee shops, museums and cool, quirky boutiques. In your free time, wander along shady canals and pass gabled houses or hop on two wheels like the laid-back locals and bike through the centre of town. Chill out while the coach follows the Rhine River, weaving through valleys dotted with castles and vineyards. Next stop - the pretty, old-world village of St. Goar, complete with fairy tale castle and the world's largest free-hanging cuckoo clock! Kick back with a glass of local wine and choose to find out more with the optional wine tasting in a candlelit underground cellar.
3
Rhine Valley To Munich
Travelling south, pull into the home of the world-famous Oktoberfest, Munich - a city that blends traditional Bavarian culture with a modern lifestyle. Explore the heart of Munich's Old Town with the crew, and head to Marienplatz. It's a central gathering spot famous for the Glockenspiel - a Gothic clock, complete with 32 dancing figures and 43 chiming bells. Later why not give an optional bike tour a go and get off the beaten track and onto Munich's side streets with our Local Guide.
4
Munich To Austrian Tyrol
Journey through the Tyrol and "The Sound of Music" country to a cute Austrian village in a region famous for adventure sports. With 1 night in Contiki's very own Austrian Gasthof (guest inn), our resident crew will give you pointers on the best stuff to do in the region and make sure you get everything out of your time here. We always put on different theme parties for our groups at the Gasthof bar - so get dressed up for a fun night in. Your Trip Manager will tell you all about it. Fill your lungs with clean air, jump on a bike and get into the region's outdoor lifestyle by cruising through Tyrol's picture perfect scenery. With time to do your own thing, laze about or get out for a walk in the surrounding hills. Catch up on some emails or postcards at the inn or take a gondola up the mountainside for more spectacular views of the area. For something different, pop into the local trout farm.
5
Austrian Tyrol To Venice
Wind through the Central Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy, the land of passion! Known as the "floating city", Venice is packed with character, crammed with hidden lanes and linked by a network of canals. The group travels on our private boat through the waters through the waters of the lagoon to visit the city's historical heart. The limestone Bridge of Sighs, the Gothic arches of Doge's Palace and the expanse of St Mark's Square (pigeons and all!) show Venice's unique beauty and way of life. Take some time to explore the floating city and lose yourself in the backstreets. There's an optional walking tour where you can discover the labyrinth of interweaving lanes, waterways, palaces, piazze and markets with our Local Guide. You'll see historic monuments, hidden treasures and the Rialto market - a local favourite for food shopping. Maybe grab a table on St Mark's Square and eat some delicious Italian food al fresco. Cap off the day with an optional gondola ride & share this amazing experience with your friends - seeing Venice from on the water is unforgettable!
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Venice To Swiss Alps
Next stop: the jaw-droppingly beautiful alpine town of Lucerne. With covered wooden bridges, cobbled lanes and quaint buildings, Lucerne's centre is perfect to explore on foot. Also to stock up on lots of genuine Swiss chocolate! Your Trip Manager can give you pointers on where to pick up the best-priced watches Switzerland is so famous for. Tonight, we head to the alpine heights of Lauterbrunnen and stay at Contiki's very own Swiss Chalet.
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Swiss Alps
It's a change of pace amongst Switzerland's massive Alps. Take in the amazing views from your chalet window. Opt to visit Jungfrau Mountain, head up the sheer slopes of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site on a cog rail to Europe's highest railway station, and step out onto the "roof" of Europe for spine-tingling views. Back at the chalet, make the most of the genuine underground 'Bomb Shelter' and party it up with friends at the bar there.
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Swiss Alps To Paris
With down-time on the coach, plug in your MP3, chill out to some music and chat with friends while travelling through the scenic wine producing region of Burgundy. Tonight, the group kick starts Paris with the "Paris by Night", which shows off the French capital's transformation into the 'City of Lights'. Lamp-lit bridges and cool little cafes give us a real taste of Paris' romance. Your Trip Manager will fill you in on the world's most recognised monuments, like the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower.
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Paris
Next up: Fragonard! This perfumery has an elegant interior and is a unique setting for a look into the history of perfume. It's also a chance to pick up some French perfume at great prices. This town is loaded with possibilities. In your free time, discover its many bistros, museums, tree-lined avenues and diverse quartiers (neighbourhoods). Get a feel for French flair by window shopping on the Left Bank. Step into the Notre Dame or explore the endless galleries of the Louvre, where you can get up close to the famous Mona Lisa. Try indulging in some delicious pastries and relax in one of Paris' many city parks. Tonight is the last night with your friends, so make it special. Treat yourself to the full Parisian night out, starting with an optional dinner in an atmospheric restaurant. Then sign up for an authentic cabaret experience, complete with can-can girls and Champagne. But don't stop there - afterwards hit the clubs and finish up your travels with a big Parisian night out.
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Depart Paris
This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (estimated arrival 10:00am) where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay.
1
London To Amsterdam
10-days of heart pounding adventure kick 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 France, 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! Cross off another country off your list as you cruise through Belgium on your way to Amsterdam. Tonight, the famed for fun Amsterdam is ours to explore following an optional evening canal cruise. An undisguised Red Light District & plenty of bars are there for the curious.
2
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. Squeal!!!
3
Rhine Valley To Munich
Too much grape juice last night? Not to worry, the prospect of Munich should lift your spirits as we travel south & swap wine culture for beer. Today our eyes will be treated to a famous Glockenspiel, a charming old town & a traditional Bavarian culture. But first, take up the option to explore the side streets and English Gardens by bicycle.
4
Munich To Austrian Tyrol
Goodbye Munich, hello mountains. We're hitting the road in search of lands so sweet they made The Sound of Music. This part of the world is famous for adventure sports, so best put your name next to the optional White Water Rafting and get in the spirit of things. 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.
5
Austrian Tyrol To Venice
Wake up 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 & 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.
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Venice To Swiss Alps Via Lucerne
Arrivederci, Venice! You've been splendid. And now we're off to the Swiss Alps - the splendour just doesn't stop.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!!! Arrive in this picture perfect setting ready for two nights at our very own Swiss Chalet, starting off with a night in the infamous 'bombshelter' bar.
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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'.
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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. 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.
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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 a dinner & Nouvelle Eve cabaret show.
10
Paris To London
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. What a journey, on arrival in London say a fond farewell to the group as you wrap up the journey on arrival.
Contiki Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover
  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night
  • Scenic drive along the Rhine River
  • Learn how beer steins are crafted
  • See the Lorelei Rock
  • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz
  • See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports
  • Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles
  • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice
  • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square
  • Special Stopover: Contiki's Swiss Chalet
  • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
  • Scenic drive through the Alps
  • Special Stopover: Contiki's Swiss Chalet
  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Exclusive 'Paris by Night' sightseeing tour with Champagne & escargot
  • Visit a French perfumery
  • Snails & Champagne
Accommodation
  • 9 nights accommodation: 1 night in Contiki's Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki's Swiss Chalet, 1 night in a Contiki Village cabin, 4 nights in hotel upgrade, 1 night in a hostel
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging
  • Ferry crossings
Included Meals
  • 15 meals included in Food Fund:
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 6 dinners
Your Tour Guides
  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Contiki's exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
Sightseeing Highlights
  • See the Lorelei Rock
  • Special Stopover: Contiki's Swiss Chalet
  • Visit a French perfumery
  • Drive through the WWI Battlefields on our way to London
Accommodation
  • Spend a night in Contiki's very own Austrian Gasthof, two in our Swiss Chalet, another in our Venetian Cabin Village, 1 in a hostel and 4 nights in hotels will be thrown in for good measure.
Included Meals
  • Tantalise your tongue with a European taste sensation as we embark on a journey through Swiss, Dutch, Austrian and German cuisines (read: cheese, cheese and cheese sausages). 9 continental breakfasts will be included, as well as 6 tasty dinners.
Your Tour Guides
  • You'll be safe in the hands of your professional Trip Manager, who knows the streets of Europe better than you know the hairs on your toes. When it comes to transport, an experienced and legendary driver team will be taking the reins; trust us, they're always a hoot.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
Contiki
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Accommodation: 3 Star
Average Age: 18-35 years only
Types: Coach Tours
Max Group Size(s): 50
Budget: Low Cost
Destinations: Canada & Alaska, Europe & Egypt, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA, Asia, Africa, Australia & New Zealand
Reviews (1)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on European Horizon with Contiki.
Australia
Jul 2014
2 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Very fast paced tour, but loved it”
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I purchased this Contiki Tour at the last minute for my daughter, and I really have to thank Hannah at Global Journeys for helping with this very very efficiently and would not hesitate to make future bookings with Global Journeys. My daughter had such a fantastic time on the European Horizons Contiki Tour and has a lot of great memories and made a lot of new friends from all around the world. My daughter said it was a very fast paced tour, but as it was her first tour she loved it and now she is already planning another Contiki tour next year. Once again thank you Hannah!!
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