Vienna to London Trail

Start: Vienna Finish: Paris

Visiting: Vienna, Krakow, Budapest, Ljubljana, Venice, Rome, Florence, Swiss Alps, Paris, London


Duration: 15 Nights

Tour Operator: Contiki


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Tour Overview

A castle and an old town in Ljubljana. Snails & champagne in Paris. A concentration camp in Krakow. & pizza by a World Heritage Site in Rome. The trail to London is all about balancing the things you've always dreamed of with the things you've not even fathomed. With 11 countries conquered in 16-days, you'll know exactly which places stole your heart & deserve a second visit.

Highlights

  • iconVisit a French Perfumery in Paris to learn about the secrets of the perfume trade through an olfactory journey
  • iconLearn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration
  • iconDrive through the WWI Battlefields on our way to London
  • iconSightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Arrive Vienna

Location: Vienna

Accommodation: A&O Vienna Hauptbahnhof (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

We'll arrive in Vienna full of excitement and ready for coffee & sachertorte, otherwise known as the world's greatest chocolate cake. Get to know your new travel squad over dinner tonight, and maybe a few schnaps, since we're in Austria after all.

icon Day 2: Vienna to Krakow via Auschwitz

Location: Vienna, Krakow

Accommodation: Ibis Budget Hotel Krakow Stare Miasto (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Rise up travellers and start practicing your Polish pleasantries, we'll be in Krakow later today so they may come in handy.Today we will change pace once we cross the border, as we drop to an unfamiliar and sobering level by visiting the concentration camp memorials of Auschwitz & Birkenau. Learning and growing is what we travellers do.Then afterwards its onto the city of Krakow, which is now known for its silver mining heritage and tales of mythical dragons. Relax tonight as we have all day tomorrow to explore.

icon Day 3: Krakow

Location: Krakow

Accommodation: Ibis Budget Hotel Krakow Stare Miasto (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

A Jewish Quarter, a jaw-dropping castle & museums aplenty are just some of the relics found in the relatively untouched Krakow. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed centre should occupy your free time, but conserve some energy for the option to get involved with a Pivo & Pinball evening.

icon Day 4: Krakow to Budapest via Banska Bystrica

Location: Krakow, Budapest

Accommodation: Wombats Hostel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Alpine scenery and traditional villages will make our departure from Krakow more manageable. Particularly with the knowledge that we have Budapest coming up in the eve.Pastel painted and manicured to perfection, Banska Bystrica is a lunch break that will charm you to no end. Being in Slovakia, it's also your chance to brag 3 countries in one day - you crazy globetrotter you.Welcome to Hungary! Coming in at number 3 on our list of countries ticked off through the day. From the moment we arrive in the river split city, you'll understand why we needed a couple of nights here. Waste no time getting involved with Budapest by joining the optional river cruise and dinner.

icon Day 5: Budapest

Location: Budapest

Accommodation: Wombats Hostel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

The day is yours to tackle Budapest however you see fit. After all the travelling we've done, you've probably earned yourself an afternoon soaking in the cities famous outdoor thermal pools set amongst Art Nouveau architecture. Blissed out in Budapest - there's an insta caption for you. If gardens, fountains, pools and ruins are the call of your day, put St Margaret Island top and centre of your to do list.

icon Day 6: Budapest to Ljubljana

Location: Budapest, Ljubljana

Accommodation: Ljubljana Resort (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

This morning we say goodbye to the city of Budapest and head south to Slovenia! Though the name Ljubljana might not be as well known as Budapest, that doesn't diminish its delight as a European city. In fact, its undiscovered charm is all part of the fascination...Aesthetically wonderful and filled with youthful moods, Ljubljana is one to love for its off the tourist trail vibes and casual attitude. Without a list of monuments to tick off, you're free to get cozy in a cafe and lap up the endless local feels.

icon Day 7: Ljubljana to Venice

Location: Ljubljana, Venice

Accommodation: A&O Venice Mestre Hostel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Ever the advocates of a balanced holiday, today we're trading in the obscure unknown for the globally adored hot spot of Venice. Whoop!Yes, it's as cute as you imagine. Yes, you'll feel like you're part of an Italian fairytale. Yes, you are actually hanging out in the gondola clad floating city of Venice! A private boat ride, gothic architecture and a web of lanes to explore will keep your day filled quite nicely.

icon Day 8: Venice to Rome

Location: Venice, Rome

Accommodation: Yellow Hostel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Farewell floating city, but Italy, we're not done with you yet, our next destination the Eternal City is just around the corner.The afternoon will really take it up a notch as we uncover Italian icons in the country's capital of Rome as you get a glimpse of it's glory by night. Gelato, pizza and ancient monuments - perfecto!

icon Day 9: Rome

Location: Rome

Accommodation: The Yellow Hostel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Rome wasn't built in a day but we sure can try and see it all in one day!Snap pink azaleas by the Colosseum, throw coins in fountains and sip espresso in a pretty street watching Italian life float by.

icon Day 10: Rome to Florence

Location: Rome, Florence

Accommodation: Sette Santi (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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.

icon Day 11: Florence

Location: Florence

Accommodation: Sette Santi (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Today is a perfect balance of guided wisdom, food and free time to roam. Take the opportunity to explore streets bursting with heritage and delicious flavours in an optional street food walking tour, or take yourself to the local markets and down some gelato. Tonight you can choose to end your Tuscan love affair at an optional dinner - think olive oil tasting, each meal matched with a locally produced wine and more.

icon Day 12: Florence to Swiss Alps via Pisa

Location: Florence, Swiss Alps

Accommodation: Adventure Hostel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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.Bunking down amid fairytale snowcapped mountains tonight shows how far we've come since golden Florence this morning, and that right there is the magic of Europe. Tomorrow we'll set out to explore this magical land of cheese, chocolate and watches.

icon Day 13: Swiss Alps

Location: Swiss Alps

Accommodation: Adventure Hostel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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, opt to take a trip to a Swiss mountain with your travel crew, or feel free to explore this classic European adventure town.

icon Day 14: Swiss Alps to Paris

Location: Swiss Alps, Paris

Accommodation: Jo & Joe (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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.Passing through the gorgeous Burgundy region, we'll reach Paris and enjoy an included dinner before a chance to explore the glittering city of lights.

icon Day 15: Paris

Location: Paris

Accommodation: Jo & Joe (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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.

icon Day 16: Paris to London

Location: Paris, London

Meals: Breakfast

Soak up your last dose of Paris and feel the astonishment of how much you've seen on this trip. 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.

What's Included

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    Snooze in a combination of funky hostels and hotels for 15 nights in same-sex quad-share accommodation.

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    A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

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    Take your taste buds on an indulgent fling as we eat our way across Europe. We'll take care of breakfast every day, and you'll also enjoy 8 dinners on us.

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