London to Rome Wanderer (Start Paris, Winter 2024/25)

London to Rome Wanderer (Start Paris, Winter 2024/25)

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London to Rome Wanderer (Start Paris, Winter 2024/25)

13 Days Starting in Paris and ending in Rome

Visiting: London, Dover, Calais, Paris, Lucerne, Lyon, Barcelona, French Riviera, Monaco City, Pisa, Florence, Umbria, Rome, Vatican City

Tour operator:

Contiki

Tour code:

WWLRME19

Specialist Group:

18-30 Somethings

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

12 - 53

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-35

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
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Tour Overview

Paris, Barcelona, Nice and Rome – which European cities could be more extra? See famous sights and enjoy endless nights in all the cities you ever wanted to experience. Along the way, marvel at the mountains of Switzerland, then unwind by the pool at our very own luxury Chateau nestled amidst the vineyards of the Beaujolais region.

Highlights

  • Explore the iconic sights of Paris including the Montparnasse Tower and the Louvre

  • Marvel at the White Cliffs of Dover and the World War One battlefields in Calais

  • Discover the gastronomic delights of Lyon the culinary capital of France

  • Experience the vibrant culture and architecture of Barcelona including Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell

  • Bask in the glamour of the French Riviera and the glitz of Monaco

  • Experience the historic grandeur of Rome including the Trevi Fountain the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum

Itinerary

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Day 1 : London To Paris

Location: London, Dover, Calais, Paris

Accommodation: Ibis Paris Porte D'Orleans Hotel (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Ibis Paris Porte D'Orleans Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: Dinner

The time of your life starts now in London town. Say your goodbyes and grab any last minute snacks before we hit the road in search of Paris.
Wave farewell as we leave behind the famous White Cliffs of Dover. The chalk cliffs that edge the English coastline are the first of many natural beauties we’ll see on our trip.
We’ll soon arrive in Calais, where a historical talk will give us a poignant glimpse of the past, as we take in the World War One battlefields and pass the Valley of the Somme.
We know you've been dreaming of Parisian sights since way back when. It’s straight down to business as we kick things off with a night tour, marvelling at the city sparkling with lights and romance from the top of the Montparnasse Tower. City of love, city of light, city of bridges...Paris is known in many ways and loved the world over. Cheese, wine, macarons, iconic sights at every corner, museums, fashion, the list is endless and the good times are only just beginning.

Day 2 : Paris

Location: Paris

Accommodation: Ibis Paris Porte D'Orleans Hotel (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Ibis Paris Porte D'Orleans Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Paris is your oyster (or snail) today - an open book with pages begging to be turned. Stroll the cobbled streets and leafy boulevards. Break a baguette in one of the many beautiful parks, stroll the endless walkways of The Louvre, Montmartre, or Notre Dame. Snap a selfie from the top of La Tour Eiffel then explore the bars and boutiques of the hipster Left Bank or Le Marais.

Day 3 : Paris To Lucerne

Location: Paris, Lucerne

Accommodation: Ibis Budget Luzern City (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Ibis Budget Luzern City (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning we wind our way through the French countryside, past the scenic vineyards of the Burgundy region and across the border to Switzerland. Just when you think France is the most scenic place on Earth, we cross the border into Switzerland and the charming town of Lucerne. Cobbled streets, fairytale medieval architecture, snow-capped mountain backdrops and swans floating past on the sparkling lake make this a setting fit for fairytales. Tonight’s your chance to sample a traditional cheese fondue before we get ready for a busy day tomorrow in this scenic paradise.

Day 4 : Lucerne

Location: Lucerne

Accommodation: Ibis Budget Luzern City (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Ibis Budget Luzern City (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

The day is yours to enjoy the great outdoors. Take an optional trip up Mount Pilatus and cogwheel railway, where you can go hiking, ride Switzerland’s longest summer toboggan or simply take in the views. Speaking of views, there are plenty more of those if instead you choose to take a cruise on Lake Lucerne, sitting back and drinking in the meadows, forests and mountain peaks. Back in town, you’re free to pick up some souvenirs (a Swiss watch? A cowbell?), check out the wooden Chapel Bridge (dated 1333) and nibble on some delicious chunks of cheese (or chocolate) before dinner tonight.

Day 5 : Lucerne To Lyon

Location: Lucerne, Lyon

Accommodation: B&B Hotel Lyon Ouest Tassin (or similar)

Accommodation Name: B&B Hotel Lyon Ouest Tassin (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Though we left France in body, part of our spirit stayed behind. Today we leave Lucerne to go pick it up, venturing to the country's second biggest city for 1-night of play before Spain. 




After rolling past the charming French countryside we grew very fond of, we'll pull up at Lyon where a charming Old Town is calling our names. Lyon is the gastronomic capital of France, so we'll head off in search of a quaint 'bouchon'  to sample the local delicacies. Topped off with some beaujolais wine, but of course.

Day 6 : Lyon To Barcelona

Location: Lyon, Barcelona

Accommodation: Hotel Catalonia Park Putxet Barcelona (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Hotel Catalonia Park Putxet Barcelona (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

It's Spain day today, and we are ready. Out of Lyon & through the Pyrénées mountains in search of Barcelona - that's today's plan of attack. 




Year-round and Monday to Sunday, Barcelona is a hive of festive activities. The Catalonian capital's energy will capture your heart in an instant. Sunshine year round, great food and even better locals, here's just a start of the never-ending list of greatness. Channel Gaudi at Sagrada Familia, and Parc Guell, being sure to devour enough sangria and tapas to see your heart content.

Day 7 : Barcelona

Location: Barcelona

Accommodation: Hotel Catalonia Park Putxet Barcelona (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Hotel Catalonia Park Putxet Barcelona (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today you have plenty of free time to discover Barcelona’s best sites. Hit up the beach, search for souvenirs on La Rambla or browse designer shops on Passeig de Gracia. Don’t miss the Sagrada Familia and Gaudi’s other architectural wonders. Foodies will love La Boqueria market and sports fans won’t want to miss a visit to Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona. Just save some energy for tonight, with a chance to get tickets for a fiery traditional Flamenco show on the cards.

Day 8 : Barcelona To French Riviera

Location: Barcelona, French Riviera

Accommodation: Hotel du Pin Nice Port (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Appart City Nice Acropolis (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

As smitten as we are by Barcelona, we have more of Europe to explore. Much, much more... 
You're not a real celebrity until you've frolicked on the French Riviera, and who are we to keep you off the A-List? Discover sapphire waters & endless glamour as we roll along this glitzy coastline.

Day 9 : Nice Including French Riviera And Monaco

Location: French Riviera, Monaco City, French Riviera

Accommodation: Hotel du Pin Nice Port (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Appart City Nice Acropolis (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Nowhere says ‘French chic’ like Nice, and today is your chance to browse the tempting stalls of the market, climb to the castle (or take the lift) for breathtaking views over the Cote d’Azur or make like the locals, sipping a pastis and watching the world go by. 
Missing an opportunity to see this glorious part of the world up close and personal would be criminal. Speaking of things you shouldn't miss, this region is famous for lavender honey, aioli & rosé wine; all 3 in one meal should be your mission.
You're going to want a few spare coins tonight so you can play fancy in Monte Carlo. Here you’ll have time for dinner before we get ready for an evening of glamour at the Monte Carlo Casino, forever immortalized on screen as James Bond’s nightspot of choice.
After a night on the blackjack table it's back to the coast and to bed, the next part of the adventure starts tomorrow.

Day 10 : French Riviera To Florence

Location: French Riviera, Pisa, Florence

Accommodation: Hotel Mirage (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Hotel Mirage (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we say our farewells to the French Riviera and take our first jaunt into Italy. Pizza, pasta, & charming locals are about to warm us from the inside out.




As if we were going to head straight to Florence without a sneaky side trip to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Depriving you of the chance to perfect the holding-up-the-tower shot would be down right criminal.
And welcome to Florence. Home to red roofs, Renaissance architecture and rustic cuisine - which we'll have the chance to experience first hand on a traditional Tuscan evening. Make sure you're hungry!

Day 11 : Florence To Rome

Location: Florence, Umbria, Rome

Accommodation: A conveniently located hotel

Accommodation Name: Quality Hotel Nova Domus (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today will be split nicely between two of Italy's best cities, with Rome on our afternoon to-do list. First up is frolicking around Florence this morning, with our local guide taking us behind the scenes & revealing the city's cultural beginnings followed by a leather craft demonstration, part of Florence's artisan history.
We'll stop for lunch at a traditional Olive Oil mill (where the traditional hospitality is sure to knock your socks off!)
After a journey of romantic views past cypress trees and olive groves, we'll arrive in the Eternal City of Rome. Wasting no time uncovering the city, we'll take a tour of some of the biggest Italian icons, with famous sights and photo stops include the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on those other timeless classics – pizza, pasta and Italian gelato.

Day 12 : Rome

Location: Rome, Vatican City, Rome

Accommodation: A conveniently located hotel

Accommodation Name: Quality Hotel Nova Domus (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

You could explore one of the world's greatest icons this morning, and walk in the footsteps of gladiators, it's hard to believe these sights still exist, and when in Rome of course! If an unveiling of the Colosseum isn't your jam, make the day your own and do all the quintessential Italian things, like sipping endless espressos while the world rides by on Vespa. We recommend heading to the Trastevere for the ultimate people watching, over a steaming bowl of carbonara in its true home, flanked by a caprese salad of fresh tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and basil.
Opt to take an optional guided tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel. Religious or not, the Vatican's Italian Renaissance church will send shivers down your spine.
This is also the day to learn a thing or two about the Colosseum & do a bit of your own exploring. Espressos and people watching should be high priority.

Day 13 : End Rome

Location: Rome

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your trip ends after breakfast, so it's time to swap email addresses and say "Arrivederci" to your new friends.

What's Included

  • Accommodations

    12 nights in Hotels accommodation is include on this tour.

  • Meals

    12 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner is included.

  • Transportation

    Travel comfortably with provided transportation between cities and to various attractions.

  • Guided Tours

    Expert Trip Manager + Driver Team + Local Guides on this tour.

  • Cultural Experiences

    Immerse yourself in local cultures with experiences like a traditional cheese fondue in Switzerland, a visit to a traditional Olive Oil mill in Italy, and a chance to play at the Monte Carlo Casino.

What's Not Included

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is not included and is recommended for all travelers.

  • Personal Expenses

    Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, mini-bar, and room service are not included.

  • Optional Activities

    Costs for optional activities not included in the tour itinerary are not covered.

  • Tips and Gratuities

    Tips and gratuities for tour guides and drivers are not included.

  • Airport Transfers

    Airport transfers are not included but can be arranged at an additional cost.

Check out our Q&As

  • What cultural experiences will I have?

    Cultural experiences include immersing yourself in local cultures with experiences like a traditional cheese fondue in Switzerland, a visit to a traditional Olive Oil mill in Italy, and a chance to play at the Monte Carlo Casino.

  • What are some highlights of the tour?

    Some highlights of the tour include exploring iconic sights of Paris like the Montparnasse Tower and the Louvre, marveling at the White Cliffs of Dover, discovering the culinary delights of Lyon, experiencing the vibrant culture of Barcelona, basking in the glamour of the French Riviera, and exploring the historic grandeur of Rome including the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and the Colosseum.

  • What type of accommodations can I expect?

    You can expect to stay in a mix of hotels such as Ibis Paris Porte D'Orleans Hotel, Ibis Budget Luzern City, B&B Hotel Lyon Ouest Tassin, Hotel Catalonia Park Putxet Barcelona, Hotel du Pin Nice Port, Hotel Mirage, and other conveniently located hotels.

  • Will there be guided tours?

    Yes, the tour benefits from guided tours in major cities like Paris, Lucerne, Lyon, Barcelona, Florence, and Rome, including iconic sights such as the Montparnasse Tower, the Louvre, Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and the Colosseum.

  • Is travel insurance included?

    No, travel insurance is not included and is recommended for all travelers.

  • Are meals included in the tour?

    Yes, the tour includes daily breakfasts and select meals featuring traditional and local cuisines across various destinations.

  • What countries will I visit on the London to Rome Wanderer tour?

    On the London to Rome Wanderer tour, you will visit England, France, Switzerland, Spain, Monaco, and Italy.

  • Are airport transfers included?

    No, airport transfers are not included but can be arranged at an additional cost.

  • What are the exclusions?

    Exclusions include travel insurance, some meals, personal expenses such as laundry and mini-bar, costs for optional activities not included in the tour itinerary, tips and gratuities for tour guides and drivers, and airport transfers.

  • What kind of transportation will be provided?

    The tour provides comfortable transportation between cities and to various attractions.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    In 1961, a guy called John Anderson founded Contiki in New Zealand. Whilst later bought by The Travel Corporation, the tour company had already been using the name ‘Contiki’ since its inception.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Contiki trips are designed & operated exclusively for those aged 18-35 years. Your travelling companions will be like-minded adventurers within that age range. The age range is adhered to strictly.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® is our commitment to protect people, wildlife and the incredible planet we all share. Powered by The TreadRight Foundation, a non-profit organisation and Contiki’s guiding hand when it comes to making travel matter.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    All documentation will be sent via email around 21 days prior to your trip departure. You can also access information on your trip by signing up to My Contiki via the top right icon of the homepage.

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Exceptional customer service

14-Jan-2023

Contiki were exceptional in providing customer service. They provided me with lots of information and were quick in responding to all my questions. I found that they were super helpful.

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First time traveling with Contiki. Highly recommend! You’ll have a blast

17-Jan-2023

First time traveling internationally since Covid and glad I spent the trip with Contiki. The travel, lodging, meals, activities everything was planned effortlessly. Going to Greece in may with contiki. Highly recommend

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Amazing trip. Made great friends and memories. Can’t wait for my next trip

15-Jan-2023

I had 24 people on my contiki and I think it was the perfect number, we all got to know each other well and got along great. Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable, the hotels were nice and in great locations.

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13-Jan-2023

Sherif was an excellent tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about every single small detail at each site that we visited. In addition to his great service, he has a glowing spirit that made me feel like I had family with me the entire trip. Anything that I was concerned about, he always had an answer and was there to help. I truly enjoyed my experience and will purchase a tour with him in the future

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    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of contiki charges.

    Up to 61 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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