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  1. Day 1
    Split to Pucisca
    Welcome to paradise that is Croatia...settle into your cabin, complete with your own ensuite bathroom, then let the good times begin! Get to know your group & Tour Rep as you get the trip started right with a tasty BBQ on board. As you get to know your group tonight & maybe chill over a few drinks, it’s not hard to see why Croatia is one of the world’s ultimate holiday destinations as the sun sets on the horizon. It’s the perfect way to start a week of relaxation.

    Day 2
    Pucisca to Makarska
    Get on deck & plug in your iPod as you watch the Adriatic go by en route to Makarska. The long sandy beach & promenade are just right for stretching your legs on land. For a bit of local action, head to the main square and check out the fruit and flower markets.

    Tonight, ask your Contiki Rep for tips on the town’s best places to eat. Trying some grilled fish or a mixed seafood platter with some of your travel buddies at cute, local restaurant is essential. This town is packed with fun clubs & bars including some themed ones that our travellers love. Your Tour Rep will give you some pointers on where to go for what you’re into before you hit the town.

    Day 3
    Makarska to Bol
    It’s onto a new vibe today, Bol on the south island of Brac. The island’s pebbly rocks & little bays are popular spots for catching some rays & the town iself is great for people watching. This little town is cute & quaint, so exploring is perfect. Hitting Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) beach is a must. It’s been said that it’s one of the best in Croatia, so finding out for yourself is a must when you’re here. Feel like exploring? Head into town, climb the King’s stairs or pay a visit to the Dominican Monastery if you’re feeling like a taste of the cultural past here. Later, there’s the option to take it up a notch & get into the good times at our Captain’s dinner & pirate party.

    Day 4
    Bol to Wild Bay
    Today we’re off to our exclusive overnight in a slice of paradise, Wild Bay. Croatia is the jewel of the Adriatic & its evident everywhere you look here. Swim in the still blue waters, relax on deck or grab a bit of shut eye – it’s relaxing in paradise at its best.

    Day 5
    Wild Bay to Hvar
    Munch on breakfast as we cruise the Adriatic to one of Croatia’s most popular islands, Hvar. This place sports the region’s hottest nightlife and a port packed with yachts from all over the world. You’ll soon understand why Hvar is a magnet for celebs!

    Check out the town’s stunning square and 16th century theatre, grab a drink & people watch. If you’re feeling like some new views, make tracks to the hilltop fortress for full-blown views over Hvar’s gorgeous harbour. This is picture perfect stuff. If you’d like to chill even more, the tiny bays are great for exploring. The island’s unique coastline, pine-covered slopes and vineyards are epic & the local wine here is some of Croatia’s best so getting into a taste of what the locals love is essential.

    If you’re keen to catch the rays on land, head to Hula Hula Beach Bar. This Hvar hotspot is just around the corner from the port & boasts sun loungers & a bar right by the water. Pumping beats, sunshine, new friends...what could be better? Keep the groove going tonight at the harbourside clubs & bars – Carpe Diem is probably the most popular club on the island, so heading there is the place to see & be seen!

    Day 6
    Hvar to Korčula
    After breakfast we’ll raise the anchor & hit the waves. The blue water & rocky Adriatic coastline is perfect for framing up great pics as you sail toward Korčula, once home to legendary explorer Marco Polo.

    After a late lunch on-board it’s time to explore your way. This walled fishing village is filled with pretty buildings and has fascinating Venetian architecture, designed to protect the Old Town from wind and sun. Head to the famous explorer’s birthplace in the Old Town - we love heading to the top of the tower for some great views. Back down on street level, the towns, it’s little streets lined with cobbles & cute shops is perfect for local souvenirs.

    If you love it local then keep your ears peeled for music, it could be the Moreška a local sword dance with costumes & music & find a spot to try some local wines. With your Korčula cultural fix fed, ask your Tour Rep for their local tips on where to head to discover Korčula by night – there are some cool little bars in the city walls that are the ideal spot for a blissful sunset.

    Day 7
    Korčula to Dubrovnik
    Today we head to Dubrovnik, known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. With Baroque buildings, museums and monasteries, this eye-catching UNESCO World Heritage site is great to explore on foot. Get lost in the walled city’s web of winding streets.

    For full scale views of the area, wander along the 2km of old town walls or hike up Mt Srj. Take a moment to remember Croatia’s recent history at an open-air exhibition and war memorial.

    Try out our optional kayak excursion around the old city walls, and get another look at this stunning city from the water. A perfect trip for exploring, head to a secluded bay for a swim.

    With a night off, pull up a table in the pedestrian district of the old town. Try out some fantastic seafood or spicy beef stew at one of the many local restaurants before a fun night out in this gorgeous town.

    Day 8
    Depart Dubrovnik
    The good times in Croatia end after breakfast this morning, when it’s time to swap Facebook & email addresses as your tour ends after breakfast.

    Makarska to Bol
    Visit Zlatni Rat beach
    Wild Bay to Hvar
    See the Arsenal and the Venetian Fortress
    Hvar to Korčula
    Visit the fortified Old Town
  2.  
  3. Day 1
    Start Berlin/Copenhagen
    Meet your Contiki Team & travel buddies in Berlin this morning, then make your way from Berlin to Denmark's harbor-side capital, Copenhagen. Get to know the group over dinner and head out into Copenhagen’s diverse nightlife – with live jazz, pumping clubs and chilled-out bars, there’s heaps of choice.

    You can also choose to start this trip in Copenhagen instead of Berlin. In this case make your way to our hostel in Copenhagen and you’ll meet up with your Contiki Team and travel buddies in the afternoon.

    Day 2
    Copenhagen
    Full of history, Copenhagen is a compact city with a really festive feel. Jump start your travels with a look into Denmark’s culture on our city tour, as your Trip Manager tells you the story behind the Little Mermaid statue, the Gefion Fountain and the Royal Palace. Later, use your free time to explore the waterways and streets of Copenhagen, where the major sites are all within walking distance. Put your feet up, treat yourself and order some Danish pastries, cake and coffee. If you’re feeling up for something different, opt for a tour of the Carlsberg Brewery for a look in at how they make this famous brew. Later, maybe find a spot waterside & indulge in some typical Danish food or kick back with a beer & do a bit of people watching.

    Day 3
    Copenhagen to Oslo
    Say farewell to the stylish capital of Denmark as we make ourway to Oslo for a taste of how the Norwegians do it! Oslo is a cute little city with loads of character. From castles on the hill, to modern Opera Houses, great shopping & delicious seafood, there's something for everyone here. On arrival your Trip Manager will introduce you to one of Oslo’s most famous spaces, the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Frogner Park. Packed with over 200 sculptures and bronzes, this outdoor gallery serves up heaps of local art and gorgeous greenery.

    Day 4
    Oslo
    As Scandinavia’s oldest capital, Oslo is an easy-going city oozes culture and has some amazing museums to visit.

    This morning your Trip Manager will get you in the know on Oslo with an orientation tour of the city to get your bearings for a day of exploring.

    With free time, get inspired at Aker Brygge, Oslo’s cultural hub and central gathering spot for locals. Once an old ship yard, it’s now a popular shopping area with a sea-front promenade, galleries, cinemas and food stalls. Otherwise, find out about a fellow adventurer, Thor Heyerdahl at the Kon-Tiki Museum (no, it’s not ours! Kon-Tiki was the raft Heyerdahl used to cross the South Pacific) or explore the medieval dungeons, banquet halls and crypts of Akershus Castle.

    Tonight you could head out & meet some locals along the stunning new district around the Oslo Opera House.

    Day 5
    Oslo to Voss
    Cruise through Norway’s famous Telemark region and across the Hardangervidda, Europe’s largest mountain plateau. If you’re lucky, you might spot some wild animals.

    Then we journey onwards to the small town of Voss, Norway’s adventure capital.

    Day 6
    Voss to Geiranger Fjord
    Travel through the pristine Norwegian countryside passing waterfalls and crossing the 200km long Sognefjord. Get back to nature on our journey through Norway’s rugged wilderness and take in the spectacular Boyabreen glacier for lunch.

    Day 7
    Geiranger Fjord to Gjovik
    For awe-inspiring views, jump on board our included cruise and get out on the water of Geiranger Fjord. The picture perfect scenes keep coming, complete with dramatic waterfalls pouring down the sides of massive sheer rock walls.

    Cruise past old farms and unspoilt wilderness to the alpine ski resort of Lillehammer, home of the 1994 Olympics and the impressive 136 metre ski jump! If you’re up for a bit of Olympic action yourself, have a go at bob-sledding in an adrenalin-pumping optional activity.

    We pull into small-town Gjovik, which is set on Norway’s largest lake, for an overnight stop. Walk around the picturesque town and get a feel for traditional Norwegian village life.

    Day 8
    Gjovik to Stockholm
    Into Sweden today, we pass the massive Lake Vanern and cruise through woodlands, lakes and gorgeous natural surrounds. With down time on the coach, chat to your new friends and keep your camera handy for photo ops of bears, moose and wolves.

    Get ready for the dramatic scenery of Sweden’s cosmopolitan capital, Stockholm. Surrounded by forests, deep blue waters and 24,000 islands, this cutting-edge city is one of Europe’s hot, creative capitals.


    Enjoy a night out with the group and head to the modern and lively district of Norrmalm, for a more up-beat vibe.

    Day 9
    Stockholm
    This morning, there’s an option to visit to Stockholm’s stunning town hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize banquet is held. Learn about its unique architecture with our Local Guide. With its 8 million red bricks and 19 million gold mosaic tiles, this place will make your jaw drop.

    Then, your Trip Manager gets you right to pretty Gamla Stan’s (the old town) core spots, as the group explores the quarter’s quaint medieval streets. You’ll see the Royal Palace and perhaps the changing of the guard – a tradition dating back to the 16th century.

    The old town is a great place to pull up a seat and try out classic Swedish food like salmon, herring or game as you take in the atmosphere.

    Free time means a chance to explore the many trendy boutiques, galleries, and cool vintage stores of the hip island of Södermalm or window-shop the big label and design stores of grand Drottningatan.

    Day 10
    Stockholm & sail to Helsinki
    Free time this morning in the city to grab your last dose of Swedish cool then live the high life this afternoon as we board our luxurious cruise to Helsinki. Kick back with a drink on the deck and watch the sun set over the Baltic Sea, check out the shops of the promenade deck or maybe try your luck at the casino tonight.

    Day 11
    Helsinki
    A blend of Finnish and Russian influences, Helsinki is a 21st century city with a lot of quirky aspects. Your Trip Manager will take you to check out Temppeliaukio, a church cut out of solid rock, and to see the famous Sibelius Monument, a gravity-defying sculpture made out of 600 steel pipes. Round off your Helsinki introduction with a drive past the Olympic Stadium and the historical heart of Senate Square.

    Helsinki is all about location, so with free time on your hands, head harbour side to soak up the great views and mingle with the locals at South Harbour Market. Rummage through stalls selling flowers and local foods, handicrafts, fresh fish and tasty baked goods. You could visit Suomenlinna, the fantastic and impressive sea fortress where Swedes and Russians once fought.

    Day 12
    Depart Helsinki
    The trip ends after breakfast so it's time to swap addresses & say farewell to your new friends.

    Copenhagen
    See the Little Mermaid, the Gefion Fountain and the Royal Palace.
    Copenhagen to Oslo
    Visit Frogner Park to see the Vigeland sculptures
    See Hamlet’s Kronberg Castle
    Oslo
    See the City Hall and Parliament
    Oslo to Voss
    Visit Europe's largest mountain plateau
    Voss to Geiranger Fjord
    See Sognefjord, the longest & most spectacular fjord in Norway
    See the incredible Boyabreen glacier near Skei
    See the impressive Tvindefossen Waterfall
    Geiranger Fjord to Gjovik
    Take in breathtaking views as you cruise the stunning Geiranger Fjord
    Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics
    See one of the few remaining original medieval stave churches in Norway
    Gjovik to Stockholm
    Scenic drive through unspoilt forests & lakes, known for bears, moose & wolves
    Stockholm
    See Gamla Stan (the old town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace
    Helsinki
    See the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium and Senate Square
    Visit the 'Church of the Rock'
  4.  
  5. Day 1
    Start Berlin/Copenhagen
    Meet your Contiki Team & travel buddies in Berlin this morning, then make your way from Berlin to Denmark's harbor-side capital, Copenhagen. Get to know the group over dinner and head out into Copenhagen’s diverse nightlife – with live jazz, pumping clubs and chilled-out bars, there’s heaps of choice.

    You can also choose to start this trip in Copenhagen instead of Berlin. In this case make your way to our hostel in Copenhagen and you’ll meet up with your Contiki Team and travel buddies in the afternoon.

    Day 2
    Copenhagen
    Full of history, Copenhagen is a compact city with a really festive feel. Jump start your travels with a look into Denmark’s culture on our city tour, as your Trip Manager tells you the story behind the Little Mermaid statue, the Gefion Fountain and the Royal Palace. Later, use your free time to explore the waterways and streets of Copenhagen, where the major sites are all within walking distance. Put your feet up, treat yourself and order some Danish pastries, cake and coffee. If you’re feeling up for something different, opt for a tour of the Carlsberg Brewery for a look in at how they make this famous brew. Later, maybe find a spot waterside & indulge in some typical Danish food or kick back with a beer & do a bit of people watching.

    Day 3
    Copenhagen to Oslo
    Say farewell to the stylish capital of Denmark as we make ourway to Oslo for a taste of how the Norwegians do it! Oslo is a cute little city with loads of character. From castles on the hill, to modern Opera Houses, great shopping & delicious seafood, there's something for everyone here. On arrival your Trip Manager will introduce you to one of Oslo’s most famous spaces, the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Frogner Park. Packed with over 200 sculptures and bronzes, this outdoor gallery serves up heaps of local art and gorgeous greenery.

    Day 4
    Oslo
    As Scandinavia’s oldest capital, Oslo is an easy-going city oozes culture and has some amazing museums to visit.

    This morning your Trip Manager will get you in the know on Oslo with an orientation tour of the city to get your bearings for a day of exploring.

    With free time, get inspired at Aker Brygge, Oslo’s cultural hub and central gathering spot for locals. Once an old ship yard, it’s now a popular shopping area with a sea-front promenade, galleries, cinemas and food stalls. Otherwise, find out about a fellow adventurer, Thor Heyerdahl at the Kon-Tiki Museum (no, it’s not ours! Kon-Tiki was the raft Heyerdahl used to cross the South Pacific) or explore the medieval dungeons, banquet halls and crypts of Akershus Castle.

    Tonight you could head out & meet some locals along the stunning new district around the Oslo Opera House.

    Day 5
    Oslo to Voss
    Cruise through Norway’s famous Telemark region and across the Hardangervidda, Europe’s largest mountain plateau. If you’re lucky, you might spot some wild animals.

    Then we journey onwards to the small town of Voss, Norway’s adventure capital.

    Day 6
    Voss to Geiranger Fjord
    Travel through the pristine Norwegian countryside passing waterfalls and crossing the 200km long Sognefjord. Get back to nature on our journey through Norway’s rugged wilderness and take in the spectacular Boyabreen glacier for lunch.

    Day 7
    Geiranger Fjord to Gjovik
    For awe-inspiring views, jump on board our included cruise and get out on the water of Geiranger Fjord. The picture perfect scenes keep coming, complete with dramatic waterfalls pouring down the sides of massive sheer rock walls.

    Cruise past old farms and unspoilt wilderness to the alpine ski resort of Lillehammer, home of the 1994 Olympics and the impressive 136 metre ski jump! If you’re up for a bit of Olympic action yourself, have a go at bob-sledding in an adrenalin-pumping optional activity.

    We pull into small-town Gjovik, which is set on Norway’s largest lake, for an overnight stop. Walk around the picturesque town and get a feel for traditional Norwegian village life.

    Day 8
    Gjovik to Stockholm
    Into Sweden today, we pass the massive Lake Vanern and cruise through woodlands, lakes and gorgeous natural surrounds. With down time on the coach, chat to your new friends and keep your camera handy for photo ops of bears, moose and wolves.

    Get ready for the dramatic scenery of Sweden’s cosmopolitan capital, Stockholm. Surrounded by forests, deep blue waters and 24,000 islands, this cutting-edge city is one of Europe’s hot, creative capitals.


    Enjoy a night out with the group and head to the modern and lively district of Norrmalm, for a more up-beat vibe.

    Day 9
    Stockholm
    This morning, there’s an option to visit to Stockholm’s stunning town hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize banquet is held. Learn about its unique architecture with our Local Guide. With its 8 million red bricks and 19 million gold mosaic tiles, this place will make your jaw drop.

    Then, your Trip Manager gets you right to pretty Gamla Stan’s (the old town) core spots, as the group explores the quarter’s quaint medieval streets. You’ll see the Royal Palace and perhaps the changing of the guard – a tradition dating back to the 16th century.

    The old town is a great place to pull up a seat and try out classic Swedish food like salmon, herring or game as you take in the atmosphere.

    Free time means a chance to explore the many trendy boutiques, galleries, and cool vintage stores of the hip island of Södermalm or window-shop the big label and design stores of grand Drottningatan.

    Day 10
    Stockholm & sail to Helsinki
    Free time this morning in the city to grab your last dose of Swedish cool then live the high life this afternoon as we board our luxurious cruise to Helsinki. Kick back with a drink on the deck and watch the sun set over the Baltic Sea, check out the shops of the promenade deck or maybe try your luck at the casino tonight.

    Day 11
    Helsinki
    A blend of Finnish and Russian influences, Helsinki is a 21st century city with a lot of quirky aspects. Your Trip Manager will take you to check out Temppeliaukio, a church cut out of solid rock, and to see the famous Sibelius Monument, a gravity-defying sculpture made out of 600 steel pipes. Round off your Helsinki introduction with a drive past the Olympic Stadium and the historical heart of Senate Square.

    Helsinki is all about location, so with free time on your hands, head harbour side to soak up the great views and mingle with the locals at South Harbour Market. Rummage through stalls selling flowers and local foods, handicrafts, fresh fish and tasty baked goods. You could visit Suomenlinna, the fantastic and impressive sea fortress where Swedes and Russians once fought.

    Day 12
    Depart Helsinki
    The trip ends after breakfast so it's time to swap addresses & say farewell to your new friends.

    Copenhagen
    See the Little Mermaid, the Gefion Fountain and the Royal Palace.
    Copenhagen to Oslo
    Visit Frogner Park to see the Vigeland sculptures
    See Hamlet’s Kronberg Castle
    Oslo
    See the City Hall and Parliament
    Oslo to Voss
    Visit Europe's largest mountain plateau
    Voss to Geiranger Fjord
    See Sognefjord, the longest & most spectacular fjord in Norway
    See the incredible Boyabreen glacier near Skei
    See the impressive Tvindefossen Waterfall
    Geiranger Fjord to Gjovik
    Take in breathtaking views as you cruise the stunning Geiranger Fjord
    Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics
    See one of the few remaining original medieval stave churches in Norway
    Gjovik to Stockholm
    Scenic drive through unspoilt forests & lakes, known for bears, moose & wolves
    Stockholm
    See Gamla Stan (the old town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace
    Helsinki
    See the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium and Senate Square
    Visit the 'Church of the Rock'
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  7. Day 1
    London to Paris
    Meet up with your Contiki team before we hit the road and take a ferry past the White Cliffs of Dover. We travel via World War I battlefields in the Valley of the Somme, to Paris.

    Then we hit the road and take a ferry past the White Cliffs of Dover. We travel via World War I battlefields in the Valley of the Somme to Paris.

    After dinner we will depart for the 'Tour of Illuminations', where the French capital transforms into the "City of Lights". Lamp-lit bridges and cool little cafés 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. If you’re adventurous, get right into French culture and try out France’s national delicacy – escargot! You’ll also get to toast the start of your tour with French Champagne.

    Day 2
    Paris
    This town is loaded with possibilities. 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 Cathedral or explore the endless galleries of the Louvre and get up close to the famous Mona Lisa. Try indulging in some delicious pastries and relax in one of Paris’ many green spaces.

    Time in Paris includes a trip out to France’s most well-known château: Versailles, once home to ‘the Sun King’ Louis XIV, and hot spot of the French Revolution. Check out the impressive exterior of this extravagant palace. Then there’s an opportunity to explore the former royal family’s luxurious living quarters.

    Treat yourself to a real Parisian night out, starting with an optional dinner in an atmospheric restaruant, where you can get to know your group. Then sign up for an authentic cabaret experience, complete with can-can girls and Champagne.

    Day 4
    Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region
    Southbound, we stop off at the massive 12th century Château Fontainebleau. Walk around the imperial gardens and check out the château’s imposing, regal exterior.

    We continue on through Burgundy’s wine country to Beaujolais’ green hills and vineyards.

    Our team will make you feel right at home in Contiki’s very own 16th century Château. There’s a wine tasting within the Château’s working winery, where our resident expert will teach you about Beaujolais wine as you swirl and sip on wines made in the area for centuries.

    Day 5
    Beaujolais Wine Region
    There’s loads of time to catch up on some sleep, laze about the Château or position yourself poolside. Explore the French countryside with a walk through the vineyards and picnic in the hills above the Château. In the afternoon, get a feel for a real French country town and head into nearby Thiezé.

    Day 6
    Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona
    Today, we head south through the rugged and dramatic scenery of the Pyrénées mountains, over the border into Barcelona.

    A sizzling, festive capital any night of the week, Barcelona is all about action. In Spain fiesta time starts late, so settle in at one of Barcelona’s many outdoor squares to enjoy a glass of sangria and nibble on tapas (plate-sized snacks), before a fun night out exploring the city’s nightlife with your new friends.

    Day 7
    Barcelona
    First stop: Montjuic. The hilltop has full-blown vistas of the city and it’s where we stop to check out the 1992 Olympic Games complex. Afterwards, get a look into Spanish architect Gaudi’s wild imagination with his Art Nouveau masterpiece, the Sagrada Família church. Your Trip Manager walks you through the cobbled lanes of Barcelona’s oldest district, the Gothic Quarter.

    There’s free time to discover more of Barcelona’s creative core. Pick up some quirky buys in the side streets or hit the big label shops on Plaça de Catalunya. Take in all of Barcelona’s buzzing street life on the tree-lined La Rambla – a boulevard packed with street performers, artists, shops and stalls.

    Other ideas for your afternoon off include hanging out in the colourful gardens of Parc Güell or kicking back with the locals on the beach and taking a swim in the Mediterranean sea. For lunch, there’s plenty of delicious local seafood to try as well as Spain’s signature dish, paella.

    Wrap up your time in this hot city with an optional flamenco dance show for a closer look into Spanish culture. Get some tips on regional food from your Trip Manager and head to one of the excellent local restaurants to try out the flavours of Catalan cuisine, like crema catalana (caramalised custard), cargos a la llauna (cooked snails) and the fantastic Rioja wine! Afterward, hit the pumping clubs of Port Olympico, by the water.

    Day 8
    Barcelona to French Riviera
    Unwind on the coach and take in the rustic beauty of Provence, known for its pretty landscapes of lavender, sunflowers and wild herbs. A stop for lunch in Arles means a look at the ancient Roman Arena and at a typical provincial French town.

    It’s back on the road to the rugged coast line of the stunning Côte d’Azur. Follow the beautiful sapphire waters past the movie-star glamour of Cannes (famous for its annual film festival), to Antibes.

    Day 9
    French Riviera
    Next stop on the Riviera and home to the French perfume industry is Fragonard perfumery. Learn about how perfume is made and some of its more surprising ingredients. It’s also a chance to pick up a bottle or 2 at great prices.

    In your free time live a bit of the lifestyle with a visit to the local markets. Try out the region’s produce like lavender honey, aioli (garlic mayonnaise) and mouth-watering rosé wine.

    Window shop the chic boutiques or choose a beach and catch some sun among all the bronzed bodies!

    Tonight get a taste of the high life in Monaco, the glamorous principality packed into just 1.92km2 and home to the Formula 1. Get the inside story on the royal family and their place of residence from your Trip Manager. Try your luck at a casino later on!

    Day 10
    French Riviera to Venice
    This morning, it’s your chance to splash some cash, with our stop at Serravale Designer Outlet mall for our exclusive Italian food & fashion experience. You can use this opportunity to get some gear to show off to your friends at home… This outlet mall is amazing, with your chance to pick up some designer fashion at incredible prices. With between 30%-70% off regular retail, the savings are epic, and because you’re with Contiki you’ll get up to an additional 10% off! From labels like Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana & Roberto Cavalli (to name a few) – there’s going to be plenty to tempt today. We take it up a level too, with some extra special Italian experiences with our local expert, like sampling regional produce for those authentic local flavours.

    With no doubt lots of bags in hand, we’ll hit the road to the "floating city" of Venice.

    Day 11
    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!

    Day 12
    Venice to Florence
    Wind through the Apennine Mountains and Tuscan countryside to the Renaissance city of Florence, with a stop at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.

    The scene-stealing Duomo Cathedral rises above Florence, which serves up frescoes, markets and priceless art. After dinner, walk along the River Arno with your Tour Manager, take in the atmosphere and head into the heart of Florence, where you can sit back and relax Tuscan style with a glass of Chianti wine.

    Day 13
    Florence
    Jump start the day uncovering this open-air museum and its UNESCO World Heritage city centre.

    Our Local Guide gives you the inside track as the group learns about Florence’s cultural beginnings and explores streets crammed with artworks from masters like Michelangelo. Then take a look into a skillful demonstration of Florentine leather making and understand this region’s traditional art.

    With bargains and bustle, the city’s markets are a great place to hang out. Grab a gelato and enjoy this gorgeous city.

    Tonight, there’s a choice of a group dinner - an authentic Tuscan feast. Try regional dishes in the heart of Florence. Then keep it moving with a night out and get your groove on at Florence’s biggest club.

    Day 14
    Florence to Rome
    Travel through Tuscany’s rustic hills, past the recognisable cypress tree landscapes of this olive oil producing region, to vibrant Rome.

    Stylish Rome oozes energy and overflows with relics from another age. Our special access coach tour gets you right into the thriving atmosphere of this living timeline as your Trip Manager shows you the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia. Continue on foot to check out the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Honour tradition at the Trevi Fountain and throw a coin in the fountain’s waters (it’s meant to improve your chances of returning to Rome!) or maybe hang out with your new friends at the Spanish Steps, sit back with a few slices of pizza and people watch.

    Day 15
    Rome
    This morning, make the most of our Local Guide’s inside knowledge with an optional guided tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Then check out Rome’s imperial glory by visiting the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

    Take off into the city and absorb the atmosphere, as Vespas flash past timeworn monuments that are surrounded by fountains, pizzerias, cafés and bars. Before you hit the shops, let your Trip Manager point you in the right direction with some tips on the best buys.

    In your free time, live the local lifestyle by indulging in a long lunch on a paved piazza or knock back a shot of espresso at the bar, like the Romans do.

    Day 16
    Rome to Corfu
    Pass gritty Naples, see Mt Vesuvius and plunge into Pompeii’s well-preserved past in an interesting optional excursion and retrace ancient history with our expert Local Guide.

    Then there’s time to chill out on the coach, crossing through the rugged landscapes of southern Italy, before boarding the overnight ferry to Greece in Brindisi. Check out the amazing 360 degree views from the deck!

    Day 17
    Corfu
    Corfu is all that’s great about Greek island living. You’ll immediately find yourself on "local time", browsing the markets of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town and bargaining with the laid-back locals.

    Jump on board Captains cruise of Corfu optional with a bunch friends for a fun day out on the water. It will give you another angle on idyllic Corfu. Work up an appetite swimming in the secluded spots and then feast on a lunch of olives, salad, cheeses, fresh bread and dips – prepared with ingredients from the Captain's back yard.

    Corfu also gives you the chance to dive into action with a selection of water sports, like parasailing, banana-boating and waterskiing. Otherwise hire a car for a deeper look into Corfu and venture across the island to explore some beautiful, remote beaches.

    While you’re here, there’s a fun toga theme party – don’t worry, we’ll supply the outfit!

    Day 20
    Corfu to Athens
    From Corfu, head to the mainland and travel to the impressive, man-made Corinth Canal.

    Athens is next, a city crammed with myth and ancient historical sites, and busy with modern, urban soul. Wrap up the day by heading to the traditional quarter of Plaka, set on the shady slopes beneath the Acropolis, where tavernas spill out onto the pavements. Or else, check out Athens’ up-and-coming district of Psiri, buzzing with trendy bars and clubs.

    Day 21
    Athens
    This morning take a step back in time in Europe’s oldest city to the birthplace of democracy. Get the run down on the Parthenon and the Acropolis from our Local Guide, as you wander around the marble columns perched above the city sprawl. Then we check out the first modern Olympic Stadium from the 1896 Games. Later today, bid a final farewell to your fellow travellers as your London to Athens tour ends with a transfer to your hotel to begin the Greek Island Adventurer leg of your tour.

    Day 22
    Athens to Paros
    Hop on board a ferry in the morning & head to the ultra chilled island of Paros, with its traditional Greek vibes, cool beaches & cute fishing villages. Hit the beach, shop or wander around Parikia & the old Venetian fortress. Later, hit up Parikia by night!

    Day 23
    Paros
    Spend the day relaxing on island time. There’s the option of a cruise on a typical Greek boat, a Caique, to some of the gorgeous nearby islands & beaches for a spot of swimming & relaxing away from the town.

    There are loads of other options here too, you could also go exploring on Antiparos island or simply chill on one of Paros’ three main beaches as you relax & soak up the rays.

    There’s also plenty of shops to keep the keenest of shoppers entertained, or pick up some cute souvenirs to take home.

    We give you the chance to head to Naoussa with your Trip Manager who’ll give you the run down on this cute town. This spot is one of the most charismatic villages in the Cyclades. Built like an amphitheatre around a tiny picturesque port where colourful fishing boats are moored, the town is located in close proximity to the remains of a Venetian castle, which you’ll learn about here. In the evening is the best time to explore, it’s perfect for capturing some snaps to take home.

    There’s plenty of places to eat, so head to a local restaurant for a tasty meal, or if you’re up for another night out ask your Trip Manager for some tips on where to head to experience how the people of Paros party by night.

    Day 24
    Paros to Ios
    Today we will cruise to another Greek gem, the beautiful island of Ios.

    Day 25
    Ios
    Relax on sandy beaches or lounge about poolside before a big night out, when Ios’ villages come alive. Head to the small streets of Hora, packed with clubs, bars and pubs and let loose to the pumping tunes. Otherwise, join the outdoor party in the squares and lanes. If you’re keen, you can keep it moving until dawn!

    Day 26
    Ios to Santorini
    Today: change islands and it’s a total change of scene.

    As stunning proof of a massive volcanic eruption, Santorini will make your jaw drop with its natural beauty. From the water, look up at the well-recognised sight of iconic blue-domed, whitewashed churches.

    Day 27
    Santorini
    Wake up to another day in iconic Santorini. Take advantage of our return transfers to the famous Perissa Beach. Considered a must-visit, this spot is famous for its unusual black sand, the result of the island’s volcanic landscape & sheltered environment. With its crystal blue water, it’s the perfect way to relax, swim & chill. The area is dotted with little tavernas & beach bars so taking a break from the beach here is a must.

    For those that love to explore you could hitch a ride on a donkey or take a cable car up to the cliff-top town of Fira, or visit Oia to see the island’s submerged volcano.

    Day 28
    Santorini to Athens
    Set sail back to mainland Greece & the mythological city of Athens. Why not toast the end of your tour by heading out for a final night with the group.

    Day 29
    Depart Athens
    The tour ends after check-out & it's time to say farewell to your new travel buddies.

    London to Paris
    See the White Cliffs of Dover
    xclusive 'Paris by Night' sightseeing tour with Champagne & escargot
    See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
    Paris
    See Château Versailles (entrance not included)
    Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region
    Special Stopover: Contiki's French Château
    Wine tasting at Contiki's Château
    See Château Fontainebleau
    See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards
    Beaujolais Wine Region
    Special Stopover: Contiki's French Château
    Picnic in the French countryside
    Barcelona
    See Gaudi's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex
    Walking tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
    Barcelona to French Riviera
    Visit the historic city of Arles
    Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur
    French Riviera
    Visit a French perfumery
    See the Royal Palace in Monaco
    Rub shoulders with the rich & famous with a visit to a Monte Carlo casino
    French Riviera to Venice
    Italian food & fashion experience at the Serravalle Designer outlet mall
    Venice
    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
    Venice to Florence
    See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
    Florence
    Discover the Secrets of Michelangelo's Florence – see where his David was gifted to the Florentines, 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 Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria
    Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration
    Florence to Rome
    Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour
    See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona
    See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City
    Rome to Corfu
    See Mt. Vesuvius
    Corfu
    See the Venetian fortress in Corfu's old town
    Corfu to Athens
    See the Corinth Canal
    Athens
    Learn about the birthplace of modern society on a guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis
    See the first modern Olympic Stadium
    Paros
    Evening trip to charming & charismatic Naoussa
    Ios
    Visit Ios town
    Santorini
    Soak up on the sun on day trip to Perissa, Santorini's largest black sand beach
    See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini
    Afternoon trip to Fira
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  9. Day 1
    Split to Pucisca
    Welcome to paradise that is Croatia...settle into your cabin, complete with your own ensuite bathroom, then let the good times begin! Get to know your group & Tour Rep as you get the trip started right with a tasty BBQ on board. As you get to know your group tonight & maybe chill over a few drinks, it’s not hard to see why Croatia is one of the world’s ultimate holiday destinations as the sun sets on the horizon. It’s the perfect way to start a week of relaxation.

    Day 2
    Pucisca to Makarska
    Get on deck & plug in your iPod as you watch the Adriatic go by en route to Makarska. The long sandy beach & promenade are just right for stretching your legs on land. For a bit of local action, head to the main square and check out the fruit and flower markets.

    Tonight, ask your Contiki Rep for tips on the town’s best places to eat. Trying some grilled fish or a mixed seafood platter with some of your travel buddies at cute, local restaurant is essential. This town is packed with fun clubs & bars including some themed ones that our travellers love. Your Tour Rep will give you some pointers on where to go for what you’re into before you hit the town.

    Day 3
    Makarska to Bol
    It’s onto a new vibe today, Bol on the south island of Brac. The island’s pebbly rocks & little bays are popular spots for catching some rays & the town iself is great for people watching. This little town is cute & quaint, so exploring is perfect. Hitting Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) beach is a must. It’s been said that it’s one of the best in Croatia, so finding out for yourself is a must when you’re here. Feel like exploring? Head into town, climb the King’s stairs or pay a visit to the Dominican Monastery if you’re feeling like a taste of the cultural past here. Later, there’s the option to take it up a notch & get into the good times at our Captain’s dinner & pirate party.

    Day 4
    Bol to Wild Bay
    Today we’re off to our exclusive overnight in a slice of paradise, Wild Bay. Croatia is the jewel of the Adriatic & its evident everywhere you look here. Swim in the still blue waters, relax on deck or grab a bit of shut eye – it’s relaxing in paradise at its best.

    Day 5
    Wild Bay to Hvar
    Munch on breakfast as we cruise the Adriatic to one of Croatia’s most popular islands, Hvar. This place sports the region’s hottest nightlife and a port packed with yachts from all over the world. You’ll soon understand why Hvar is a magnet for celebs!

    Check out the town’s stunning square and 16th century theatre, grab a drink & people watch. If you’re feeling like some new views, make tracks to the hilltop fortress for full-blown views over Hvar’s gorgeous harbour. This is picture perfect stuff. If you’d like to chill even more, the tiny bays are great for exploring. The island’s unique coastline, pine-covered slopes and vineyards are epic & the local wine here is some of Croatia’s best so getting into a taste of what the locals love is essential.

    If you’re keen to catch the rays on land, head to Hula Hula Beach Bar. This Hvar hotspot is just around the corner from the port & boasts sun loungers & a bar right by the water. Pumping beats, sunshine, new friends...what could be better? Keep the groove going tonight at the harbourside clubs & bars – Carpe Diem is probably the most popular club on the island, so heading there is the place to see & be seen!

    Day 6
    Hvar to Korčula
    After breakfast we’ll raise the anchor & hit the waves. The blue water & rocky Adriatic coastline is perfect for framing up great pics as you sail toward Korčula, once home to legendary explorer Marco Polo.

    After a late lunch on-board it’s time to explore your way. This walled fishing village is filled with pretty buildings and has fascinating Venetian architecture, designed to protect the Old Town from wind and sun. Head to the famous explorer’s birthplace in the Old Town - we love heading to the top of the tower for some great views. Back down on street level, the towns, it’s little streets lined with cobbles & cute shops is perfect for local souvenirs.

    If you love it local then keep your ears peeled for music, it could be the Moreška a local sword dance with costumes & music & find a spot to try some local wines. With your Korčula cultural fix fed, ask your Tour Rep for their local tips on where to head to discover Korčula by night – there are some cool little bars in the city walls that are the ideal spot for a blissful sunset.

    Day 7
    Korčula to Dubrovnik
    Today we head to Dubrovnik, known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. With Baroque buildings, museums and monasteries, this eye-catching UNESCO World Heritage site is great to explore on foot. Get lost in the walled city’s web of winding streets.

    For full scale views of the area, wander along the 2km of old town walls or hike up Mt Srj. Take a moment to remember Croatia’s recent history at an open-air exhibition and war memorial.

    Try out our optional kayak excursion around the old city walls, and get another look at this stunning city from the water. A perfect trip for exploring, head to a secluded bay for a swim.

    With a night off, pull up a table in the pedestrian district of the old town. Try out some fantastic seafood or spicy beef stew at one of the many local restaurants before a fun night out in this gorgeous town.

    Day 8
    Depart Dubrovnik
    The good times in Croatia end after breakfast this morning, when it’s time to swap Facebook & email addresses as your tour ends after breakfast.

    Makarska to Bol
    Visit Zlatni Rat beach
    Wild Bay to Hvar
    See the Arsenal and the Venetian Fortress
    Hvar to Korčula
    Visit the fortified Old Town
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