Overview

THE ONE THAT COMBINES EURO COOL & GOTHIC HISTORY IN AMSTERDAM, BERLIN, PRAGUE & VIENNA.

The ultimate collision of history and modernity happen here in the arms of Eastern Europe. 8 days will jive you from London to Vienna, passing by windmill lands, gothic spires and some of the best partying cities on the European map.

7 Nights 8 Days 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 03 Aug, and more London, England
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • 7 Nights Accommodation in Hostels
  • 10 Meals (3 Dinners, 7 Breakfasts)
  • Expert Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides
  • Transport
  • Experiences (8 Included, 8 Optional)
  • Visa Assistance

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Anything not mentioned in 'inclusions'
  • Visa Fees
  • Airfare
  • Taxes
  • Insurance
Highlights
  • Change your travel dates or trip for free
  • Flex Deposit (Save your deposit for another trip)
  • Flexible Payment Options
  • EMI Available
Itinerary

DAY 1 - LONDON TO AMSTERDAM

London

8 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.

Dover

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!

Calais

Off the ferry we arrive in the port town of Calais - French soil! We travel north via Belgium before reaching ... Amsterdam!

Belgium

Cross off another country off your list as you cruise through Belgium on your way to Amsterdam.

Amsterdam

Tonight, the famed for fun Amsterdam is ours to explore. An undisguised Red Light District & plenty of bars are there for the curious. 

Stay

Via Amsterdam Hostel (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night

See the White Cliffs of Dover

 

DAY 2 - AMSTERDAM INCLUDING EDAM

Amsterdam

Edam

You know the cheese, and now you're going to know the place that pioneered it. We'll cycle into the countryside to see windmills & picturesque Dutch houses on our way to an actual cheese farm & clog maker's house. 

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is cute as a button & sure to win your heart with its canals, obscure museums & a café culture like no other. This afternoon use your time to get local, bar hop, museum crawl, and see what other tastes take your fancy, this town is famous for pancakes, frites and so much more. 

Stay

Via Amsterdam Hostel (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

Visit a cheese farm and clog makers house

See canals and a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam (Summer only)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Canal Cruise (1 hour)

EUR 24.00

1ste Klas Dinner

EUR 35.00

 

DAY 3 - AMSTERDAM TO BERLIN

Amsterdam

Out of Amsterdam, onto the autobahn and on the fast-track to uber-cool Berlin. That's on today's agenda. 

Berlin

On the world map of cool party vibes, Berlin has a gold star. We've got two nights to explore every inch of this amazing city, and we'll kick it off with a bit of history into the city and its troubled and interesting past. Once we arrive your Trip Manager can point you in the right direction to go and see the sights.

Stay

Plus Berlin Hostel (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building

See East Side Gallery

 

DAY 4 - BERLIN

Berlin

Get into the mood of exploration. Berlin has so much to offer the hungry traveller, from the obvious icons like Checkpoint Charlie to all the obscurities tucked away in the side streets. Spend the day lapping up history, scouting the Berlin Wall and dialing up your intellect at sites like the Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building. That way you can let loose a little in the evening without a hint of remorse. 

Stay

Plus Berlin Hostel (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

See the site of Checkpoint Charlie

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Berlin Historical Walking Tour

EUR 10.00

Alternative Berlin (Summer only)

EUR 25.00

 

DAY 5 - BERLIN TO PRAGUE VIA DRESDEN

Berlin

"More city hangs" you'll all scream in unison as we motor out of Berlin, high on life & still wanting more. Since you asked so nicely, let us present you with Prague, the darling of Europe. 

Dresden

A drive from Berlin to Prague would not be complete without stopping in Dresden. Destroyed by World War II, the rebuilt town is now a symbol of resilience, soaked in the rebirthed beauty of an Opera house, the domed Frauenkirche, & the Royal Residence.

Prague

On arrival in the compact & lovable city of Prague, we'll get out and go exploring, seeing castles and cathedrals and learning of Bohemia Kings and gothic history.

Stay

Plus Berlin Hostel (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

See Hradčany Castle and the Cathedral of St. Vitus

Visit Dresden the city destroyed in World War II

See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House and Frauenkirche

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Pivo and Pubs

EUR 25.00

 

DAY 6 - PRAGUE

Prague

With a full day to loiter, expect an entire photo album of Gothic architecture, market antics & you cheers-ing cheap beer; not to mention life! 

Prague

Tonight, you could see yourself spending the evening indulging in traditional Czech cuisine while admiring the local folklore dancers as the sun goes down on the 'City of a Thousand Spires'.

Stay

Plus Prague Hostel (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

See Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Prague bike tour (Summer Only)

EUR 22.00

Traditional Czech evening

EUR 32.00

 

DAY 7 - PRAGUE TO VIENNA VIA KUTNA HORA

Prague

Today we exchange the Czech Republic for Austria, waving goodbye to pretty Prague knowing that cultured Vienna is coming right up. 

Kutna Hora

Before Vienna we'll be stopping in the Bohemian city of Kutna Hora, remembering that Bohemia is the name of the place and not a nod to the fashion sense of the people that live there. Make the local Sedlec Ossuary chapel a high priority, it's decked out and furnished in the bones of over 40,000 ... humans. Eeep!

Vienna

Austria, we have arrived! And we're ready to get straight into your musical legacy. Put your name next to the optional classical night out in one of the city’s imperial palaces, you will not regret it.

Stay

A&O Vienna Hauptbahnhof (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

A Classic Night Out

EUR 32.00

 

DAY 8 - DEPART VIENNA

Vienna

Let's delay the inevitable goodbyes as long as we can. Enjoying a leisurely breakfast and taking some time to continue exploring Vienna should do the trick. Then at about lunch time things will start wrapping up - we'll talk shock about how much we've done in just over a week, and wish to the travel gods we could do it all again - 8 times over.  

Pickup point
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