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10 Day Eastern Quest (Winter)

Contiki Winter Tour starting in Rome and finishing in Amsterdam or London

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Contiki's 10 Day Eastern Quest (Winter). Tick off four of Europe's biggest & best capital cities in just 10 days on this winter trip! Get amongst Amsterdam's legendary nightlife, the gritty street art & history of Berlin, spectacular...read more


Operator: Contiki
Type: Winter Tour (Affordable)
Style: Winter & Ski
Max Group Size: 50
Duration: 10 Days
From: Rome to Amsterdam or London
Tour Code: WWQE
Visits: Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Holland
Our Price From:
$ 1,265
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 174
Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day


Rome To Venice

Meet your Contiki crew and get to know your fellow travellers as we're off over the Appenine Mountains, stopping in Romeo and Juliet's home of Verona en route to Venice.


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 of the lagoon to visit the city's historical heart. The limestone Bridge of Sighs, the Gothic arches of the Doge's Palace and the expanse of St. Mark's Square (pigeons and all!) show off 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, piazzi 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!

Venice To Salzburg

Travel through the stunning Austrian countryside to the picture perfect Salzburg. Home to Mozart and The Sound of Music

Salzburg To Prague

Head north to Prague, the 'City of a Thousand Spires'. Then we head over the border and into the Czech Republic to Prague. Prague is a beautiful and atmospheric city. It's also pretty compact, so it's best explored on foot. Get straight into Prague's historic heart with your Trip Manager. You'll walk together over the landmark Charles Bridge, through Hradčany Castle, the home of the original Bohemian Kings and to the gothic St. Vitus Cathedral along the way.


More free time means you can get deeper into Prague's Old Town in your own time. The city itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a jumble of little lanes, alleys and courtyards. Slow the pace down and give yourself a chance to uncover its hidden treasures. This is also the spot to pick up some famous Bohemian glass, beads or garnet and amber jewellery. Choose a river cruise on the Vltava, which runs through the heart of Prague, and take in stunning views of the city from the water. The Czech capital has a really mixed past so look out for signs of the Holy Roman Empire, the Bohemian Empire, the Nazis and the Communists. By night, Prague is loaded with all types of music, from jazz bars and hip DJs to opera. There is something for everyone, so make the most of it with the group.

Prague To Berlin

Heading north, we head over the border and into Germany to the region of Dresden, often dubbed 'Florence of the North' because of its beauty. Then we'll roll in to historical & hipster Berlin.


This morning, why not join a local guide for a tour? Learn about the East/West split at the Berlin Wall and check out the controversial Reichstag (German Parliament) as well as Tiergarten (one the world's biggest parks). You'll also visit Checkpoint Charlie, where many East Berliners tried to escape to the West, and be reminded of Germany's darker past at the Brandenburg Gate. With free time, get inspired by Berlin's creative scene and check out its galleries and street art. As a world forerunner in contemporary art, Berlin's walls are covered in cutouts and graffiti. Shopping-wise, this town has it all and is right up there defining style. Berlin is great for small boutiques, funky fashions and one-of-a-kind buys. Your Trip Manager knows Berlin's ins and outs, so get some pointers before you splurge. Do as the Berliners do and grab a currywurst (a local favourite) and kick back at a Bierkeller (German beer house). Top off your time in Berlin with some of your new friends and explore the city's legendary nightlife. With cool cocktail bars and some of the best techno clubs in the world, there are heaps of fun choices.

Berlin To Amsterdam

Motor down the autobahn and get ready for a dose of Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam's eye-opening Red Light District, where the creative and wacky come together on narrow cobbled streets, 24/7.


Cruise out into the countryside to see how clogs are made and try some famous Dutch Edam at a cheese farm, before it's back to the city to explore the canals, parks & cool vibes that the 'Dam' is known for.

Depart Amsterdam

This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Schiphol Airport (estimated arrival 10:00am) where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay.

Trip 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
  • See the Hohensalzburg Fortress
  • See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square
  • Visit the Old Town Square and see the Astronomical Clock
  • See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building
  • Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall
  • Visit Dresden the city destroyed in World War II and known as the 'Florence of the North'
  • See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House and Frauenkirche
  • See the site of Checkpoint Charlie
  • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night
  • Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house

Contiki Accommodation & Transport

  • 9 nights in quad-share hotel/hostel accommodation
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging
  • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Included Contiki Meals

  • 9 continental breakfasts
  • 4 dinners

The Contiki Team

  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included

Operator Details

Contiki Reviews: (24)
Tours on Sale: 270
Accommodation: 3 Star
Average Age: 18-35 years only
Types: Coach Tours
Max Group Size(s): 50
Budget: Low Cost
Destinations: Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA

Reviews (1)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Eastern Quest (Winter) with Contiki.
NSW, Australia
Jan 2016
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Winter Holiday ”
Booking With Global Journeys
The countries we visited and the scenery on the way (so travelling between countries) was amazing!! Experiencing Europe during winter is something I would highly recommend - thats if you can handle the cold!! Overall it was a pretty good tour, with the only down side being that I because this particular was apart of a much bigger one, it was hard to get to know some of the people and it seemed like they didn't want to make the effort as well. Also the hotels/hostel were good, sometimes we were lucky enough to be upgrade at the hotels - nothing beats a decent shower and a comfy bed!! Global Journeys were awesome in helping me book the tour, especially since I booked very late and was travelling at the time - Yvonne, you a champion and I really appreciate all your help! Between all the countries, scenery, food, beer and the excursions ( included and optional extras) I would recommend this tour ( hopefully with some nicer people!!)
2017-18 SEASON
Dec 2017 - Apr 2018

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