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European Encounter


Small budget, small window of time, big list of Must Dos? The European Encounter should do the trick. Make your way through 8 countries, catching some rays on the Italian Riviera, downing pizza in Rome & exploring castles in Prague. If you know a better w...

16 Days
Next Departure
Starting at
USD 2,979.00
Price per day
USD 186.00
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European Encounter
Age Group
18 - 35 Years
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Small budget, small window of time, big list of Must Dos? The European Encounter should do the trick. Make your way through 8 countries, catching some rays on the Italian Riviera, downing pizza in Rome & exploring castles in Prague. If you know a better way to spend just under two and a half weeks, we need to hear about it!

Map: European Encounter (Contiki)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
London To Amsterdam
Day 2
Day 3
Amsterdam To Berlin
Day 4
Day 5
Berlin To Prague
Day 6
Day 7
Prague To Salzburg
Day 8
Salzburg To Venice
Day 9
Venice To Rome
Day 10
Day 11
Rome To Florence
Day 12
Florence To Parma Via Pisa And Cinque Terre
Day 13
Parma To Lucerne
Day 14
Lucerne To Paris
Day 15
Day 16
Paris To London

Travel Countries (8): Austria, Czechia, England, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland

Travel Cities (16): Amsterdam, Berlin, Calais, Cinque Terre, Dresden, Florence, London, Lucerne, Nice, Paris, Parma, Pisa, Prague, Rome, Salzburg, Venice


Dining Summary

  • 4 Dinner (D)
  • 15 Breakfast (B)


  • London: For this trip, we recommend that you carry the British Pound, Euro, Czech Koruna, Swiss Franc. (It’s a coin collector's dream!)
  • London: This trip includes plenty of interesting Free Time Add-Ons in Amsterdam. So if you’re planning to do any other activity, and looking to book in advance - it’s best to book your tickets between 12-3PM. Of course, you can always book any other time (we’re all about freedom to explore!). But make sure you don’t miss the other activities, or a coach transfer to the accommodation!

Included Experience

  • Dover: See the iconic chalk-white coastline. So special that it’s had songs dedicated to it.
  • Berlin: Get your culture on. It’s time to see Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, the Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate and the historic Reichstag building.
  • Berlin: Heads up culture vultures. Here’s your chance to check out the longest open-air gallery in the world.
  • Dresden: See the Baroque architecture that was rebuilt after the WWII bombings. Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House and Frauenkirche.
  • Prague: Walk through the winding cobbled streets and head up into the fairytale-like Castle District for panoramic city views.
  • Prague: See the bright lights and church spires from a totally new perspective. Ships ahoy!
  • Salzburg: Marvel at one of Europe's largest medieval castles, perched high on the hill over Salzburg. Like something out of the Sound of Music.
  • Venice: Speed across the lagoon to the aqueous island of Venice.
  • Venice: Life’s all about the waterways here; there’s not an Uber in sight! Get some classic pics of the famous gondola boats.
  • Pisa: Your ultimate chance to ‘hold the tower up’ as you pose for that classic Insta snap.
  • Cinque Terre National Park: We’ll take care of your rail pass, so you can just zip around the iconic clifftop villages and focus on the Insta stories.
  • Lucerne: Check out the Wooden Chapel Bridge and the giant sandstone Lion Monument.
  • Paris: Take a dreamy jaunt around the city of romance. Fall in love with landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Champs-Élysées and Notre-Dame Cathedral.
  • Paris: Climb to the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower for an unbeatable vista of the ‘City of Light’.
  • Paris: Your chance to learn the art of fragrance at a Parisian perfume house. You know it makes scents! (soz).
  • Rome: Stroll around the Italian capital, ticking off some sights on your bucket list!

Make Travel Matter®

  • Rome:  Kick back with your Contiki crew and feast on some yummy Italian cuisine - served at a local restaurant working to train and provide jobs for members of the community with disabilities.

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