Join forces in London & get to know the wolf pack you're about to take on Europe with. We'll hit the road this morning and make tracks for two weeks of adventure.
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!
Off the ferry we arrive in the port town of Calais - French soil! We will travel via World War I battlefields in the Valley of the Somme, before reaching .... Paris!
Pop the champagne, dial up the romance, & pass the escargot - we're in Paris, baby! Don't waste a second unpacking, we're going to hit the streets and see how this city comes alive by night.
Drool 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 the Nouvelle Eve Champagne show. Smitten and it's only day two!
DAY03巴黎－薄酒萊酒區抵達專屬於Contiki 的Special 駐地前，先前往位於巴黎郊區的楓丹白露宮，是法國最大的王宮之一。楓丹白露風景綺麗，森林茂盛，古蹟眾多，是著名的旅遊勝地。稍後抵達Contiki 的Special stopover，此駐紮地是一座16世紀的古堡，她座落在世界上最重要的葡萄酒產區之一－勃根地酒產區，這個產區有著無數的優質葡萄田，生產了無數的佳釀，是葡萄酒迷不可錯過的地方。( 宿Chateau/早、晚餐)
Farewell French capital! We're off in search of charming countryside & legit, straight from the source vino.
With its medieval stature and grand surrounding ponds, Château Fontainebleau will take your breath away. We'll amble around the gardens then recommence our scenic journey to Beaujolais.
Tonight's the night we camp out at Contiki’s very own 16th century Château. We say "camp" - LOL. This might be the most royal experience of your life. Wine tasting at the Château’s working winery is just one of the ways we'll kill time while we're here.
DAY04薄酒萊酒區－蔚藍海岸今天將往尉藍海岸前行，首站我們將造訪普羅旺斯最熱鬧的城市”亞維儂”，亞維儂是沃克呂茲省的省會，也是法國少見的保留了城牆的城市。城牆內有為教宗修築的教宗宮。此外著名古迹還有亞維儂聖母大教堂、聖貝內澤橋等。1995年以亞維儂歷史城區之名被列入世界文化遺產。此外蔚藍海岸爾後我們沿著尉藍海岸抵達今日的駐紮地。(Contiki Village 營區小木屋/早、晚餐)
Yes, yes, you could stay here forever, but unfortunately the show must go on. And there is more French fabulousness just around the corner, we promise.
Fragonard Perfumery in the French Riviera, now there's a place to check out! And stock up on perfume, obviously. Especially given the greatly discounted prices and authenticity of buying in France. Then it's back on the road along the stunning Côte d'Azur.
DAY05蔚藍海岸早上的時光是屬於自己的，您可以同當地人逛逛當地的市集或是購物或是在海邊漫步，之後再同大家到以蒙地卡羅Casino 聞名於世的摩納哥。(Contiki Village營區小木屋/早、晚餐)
Missing an opportunity to see this 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.
A night in glamorous Monaco should complete your day slash life. Don a fancy necklace and pop a plum in your mouth - we're about to embark on the lifestyle of the rich and the famous.
After a night on the blackjack table it's back to the coast and to bed, the next part of the adventure starts tomorrow.
DAY06蔚藍海岸－佛羅倫斯今天前往文藝復興誕生地”佛羅倫斯”，途中將先造訪世界著名建築奇觀，義大利的標誌之一”比薩斜塔”，比薩斜塔位於義大利托斯卡納省比薩城市北面奇蹟廣場建築群，而且它和相鄰的大教堂、洗禮堂、墓園均對11世紀至14世紀義大利建築藝術有巨大影響，故被聯合國教育科學文化組織評選為世界遺產。(Contiki Village 營區小木屋/早餐)
After almost a week in France you'll be full to the brim with all things French and ready for new ground. Italy, perhaps?
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 Florence.
The dome of Duomo Cathedral sits above the city making certain we know we have arrived in Florence. Tonight you can choose to begin your Tuscan love affair at a Free Time Add-On dinner - think olives, pastas, focaccia, meats & wine.
DAY07佛羅倫斯－羅馬今天跟著Tour Manager瀏覽這座藝術城市，其擁有建築、繪畫、雕塑、歷史與科學的寶貴遺產，如同一個環環相扣的博物館，您將有機會參觀佛羅倫斯大教堂、聖十字聖殿、喬托塔橋、洗禮堂與領主廣場等。隨後即前往永恆之都”羅馬”。 擁有伊特魯里亞時代至今不計其數的歷史遺迹，是伊特魯里亞時代王朝和羅馬早期至晚期的歷史見證，羅馬帝國同樣也給這座城市留下了無數珍貴的歷史財富。跟隨著領隊一探尼斯廣場、許願池、萬神殿、納佛那廣場、競技場等千百年的偉大建築古蹟。(Contiki Village 營區小木屋/早餐)
Why flee Florence when we still have some discoveries to make? We'll become history buffs on a guided walking tour before we learn the art of leather and eventually hit the road for Rome.
And you thought your morning was interesting! 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 its glory by night. Gelato, pizza and ancient monuments - perfecto!
When in Rome...take an optional guided tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. 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.
We may be hitting the road again, but we're not done with Italy just yet. We have one more city to lust over...
Boats, bridges, gondolas; your heart is going to pound.
Confident we have ticked off all the Italian essentials, we can now leg it to Germany. After all the sophistication and glamour of France and Italy, a few beers and the chance to wear suspenders will be precisely what we feel like.
Wind through the Austrian Alps to lively Munich.
Bavarian culture, a famous Glockenspiel and charm aplenty; Munich doesn't just turn it on during Oktoberfest! Explore peaceful gardens and legendary beer halls or join in the bike tour and explore the side streets you wouldn't usually see.
In case we weren't already aware how devilishly lucky we are, this morning we're reminded with a sobering step back in time to one of the darkest moments in history.
They say that the more you learn about the past, the better prepared you are for the future. And today the past will unfold itself at the Dachau concentration camp memorial.
After the scenic journey of fairytale castles, vineyards and valleys, you'll be charmed before we even arrive in Germany's famous Rhine Valley. This back-in-time town is our wine tasting host for the evening. Squeal!!!
This morning we'll drag you all away from Germany kicking and screaming that you want to stay forever. Only to see you equally infatuated with another dot on the European map hours later...
You know the cheese, and now you're going to know the place that pioneered it. We'll cycle into the countryside squealing at windmills & going hysterical over tulip fields on our way to an actual cheese farm & clog maker's house.
Pretty canals lined with quaint crooked houses and cafes bursting with life. Amsterdam is all that and way more than what you could ever imagine.
It's our last full day on tour & our last night to party up a storm with the squad. Use the day to explore quirky museums & sample the endless array of cuisines this city has on offer.
Down your breakfast and wipe away your tears - this is always the worst day of the trip. We'll escort you to Schiphol Airport by about 10am for those leaving us in the canal lined city.
For those not leaving us until London, we'll travel south through Belgium, then cross into France to Calais where we make our way back to London-town, where you'll be left to start dreaming up your next big adventure.