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Just how much of Europe can be achieved in 8-days? A whole damn lot when you look at the Western Rocker, starting in Rome and parading through Switzerland and France before arriving in London. Laze around the Leaning Tower of Pisa and attempt snails & devour champagne in Paris. Europe, you are such a dream.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: 166.378/220542
  • Starts: Rome, Italy
  • Finishes: London, United Kingdom
  • Age requirement: 18 - 35
You will Visit
  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Swiss Alps
  • Paris
  • London

Itinerary

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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 over dinner and plan your next epic week together!

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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.

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Day 3: Florence

Today is a perfect balance of guided wisdom and free time to roam. We'll uncover the beautiful art of traditional leather & explore streets bursting with heritage. Take to the local markets, down some gelato & tonight you can choose to end your Tuscan love affair at an optional dinner - think olives, cured meats, crostini & wine.

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Day 4: Florence to Swiss Alps via Pisa and Lucerne

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.
Bunkering down in Contiki's very own chalet are just the cherries on top of this glorious day.

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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, 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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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.
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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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.

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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.

Inclusions:
      Accommodation
    • Snooze in a combination of funky hostels and hotels for 7 nights in same-sex quad-share accommodation
      Food
    • 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 5 dinners: think hearty French, Swiss and Italian nosh, plus lashings of cheese
      Staff
    • Don't worry, your Trip Manager and Driver will show you the ropes, not to mention all your new travel mates. Whether providing local knowledge or lols, our team members are people you can trust
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Tour Highlights:
  • Florence: Discover the Secrets of Michelangelo's Florence – see Ponte Vecchio, the Medici Palace & much more on our locally guided walking tour of Florence,See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria,Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration
  • Swiss Alps: See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne (Winter Only),View the Lion Museum (Winter Only),Visit a Watch Shop and Chocolate Shop (Winter Only)
  • Paris: Visit a French perfumery
  • Depart Paris: Drive through the WWI Battlefields on our way to London