23 day European Inspiration tour with Emirates flights

23 day European Inspiration tour with Contiki, including return international Emirates flights, breakfast daily, accommodation, escorted tour guide throughout, dedicated, air-conditioned transportation, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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  • 23 day European Inspiration tour with Emirates flights
  • 23 day European Inspiration tour with Emirates flights
  • 23 day European Inspiration tour with Emirates flights
  • 23 day European Inspiration tour with Emirates flights
  • 23 day European Inspiration tour with Emirates flights
  • 23 day European Inspiration tour with Emirates flights
  • 23 day European Inspiration tour with Emirates flights
  • 23 day European Inspiration tour with Emirates flights
  • 23 day European Inspiration tour with Emirates flights
  • 23 day European Inspiration tour with Emirates flights
  • 23 day European Inspiration tour with Emirates flights
  • 23 day European Inspiration tour with Emirates flights
  • 23 day European Inspiration tour with Emirates flights
  • 23 day European Inspiration tour with Emirates flights
  • 23 day European Inspiration tour with Emirates flights
  • 23 day European Inspiration tour with Emirates flights
 

Highlights

 

France, Italy, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Need I say more? Get ready for the European adventure of a lifetime with a jam-packed 23 day European Inspiration tour. 

Wave hi to Queen Lizzy as you take a tour around her home town of London, before hopping aboard your Contiki bus bound for Amsterdam. Bar crawl your way along the famous Red Light District and visit a local clog and cheese making house. It’s time to say Guten Tag as you explore the uber-cool German city of Berlin. Check out Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall and more, before heading on to the beautiful city of Prague.

Venture back to Germany where you will take a sobering visit to the Dachau concentration camp memorial. It’s time to lighten the mood with a festive visit to stunning Munich. Take a trip to a traditional beer hall and dive deep into the culture and urban life of this gorgeous city. Next stop is Venice, the gorgeous floating city that is lined with canals and cobble stoned streets. 

Roamin’ in Rome is next up on the agenda, with the opportunity to stuff yourself full of pizza, pasta and gelato, too good to resist. Wine and dine your way through antipasto boards and vino in the beautiful Chianti Region, before starting your Tuscan love affair in Florence. Get that #AwkwardLean photo at the Leaning Tower in Pisa and say hello to more cheese as you arrive in the Swiss town of Lucerne. Finish your incredible trip in the city of looveeeee, Paris, before saying Au Revoir and heading for home. 

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – London

Depart Australia today to begin your incredible holiday!

Day 2: London 

Welcome to England! Arrive at Heathrow International Airport and make your way to the hotel. An easy trip with your included London Underground pass! With so much going on in London, why not check it out for yourself? Hop on a typical open top bus and explore the city’s many attractions at your leisure. In the evening, use your theatre voucher for a world-famous performance on the West End! A truly memorable start into your journey.

Day 3: London (B)

Feel free to make use of the services provided by Contiki’s resident staff and use the Basement as your London launch pad to kickstart your holiday of a lifetime. The Basement is also full of awesome travel resources and help for people staying in London, including iPads and Free WiFi to keep in touch with friends and family, luggage storage while you explore the city and a mail pickup point. It’s also the departure point for all our trips that start in London.

Day 4: London – Dover – Calais – Amsterdam (B,D)

Yourheart-pounding adventure kicks off today. Meet up with your Contiki posse & share notes on London town before hitting the road to Amsterdam. Shortly before we find our ferry for Europe, 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 travel north via Belgium before reaching … Amsterdam! Cross off another country off your list as you cruise through Belgium on your way to Amsterdam. 

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

Day 5: Amsterdam (B)

Amsterdam is cute as a button & sure to win your heart with its canals, obscure museums & a café culture like no other. You know the cheese, and now you’re going to know the place that pioneered it. This morning we’ll head into the beautiful countryside for a taste of tradition, as we visit a local clog and cheese makers house. 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.

Free time add-on (at own expense): Volendam Dinner (summer only)

Free time add-on (at own expense): canal cruise – 1.5 hours (summer only)

Day 6: Amsterdam – Berlin (B,D)

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

Day 7: Berlin (B)

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.

Free time add-on (at own expense): Berlin Historical Walking Tour 

Free time add-on (at own expense): Alternative Berlin (summer only)

Free time add-on (at own expense): Tastes of Berlin (winter only)

Day 8: Berlin – Dresden – Prague (B,D)

“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. 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. 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. The night is yours to amble around the Old Town Square and find a few haunts to let the hours slip away in.

Day 9: Prague (B)

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

Free time add-on (at own expense): Nuclear Bunker tour 

Free time add-on (at own expense): Traditional Czech evening 

Day 10: Prague – Dachau – Munich (B) 

We warned you about falling head over heels for Prague! Sorry team, you cannot live here forever. Unless….? After departing Prague and journeying out of the Czech Republic, we traipse into Germany and have a change of mood with a sobering visit to the Dachau concentration camp memorial. Vibes will be lifted a little later when we arrive in the city of Munich. It would seem we were born in need of some delightful Bavarian culture, we just didn’t know it until now. Munich may be famed for its Oktoberfest festivities, but the spirit of things kicks on year round. A trip to a traditional beer hall will get you very well acquainted with things, just after you’ve swooned at a Gothic clock complete with 32 dancing figures and 43 chiming bells.

Day 11:  Munich (B,D)

Today is the day to dive deep into Munich’s cute culture and urban life. Take an optional guided bike ride to really get off the beaten track, or just roam the old town and the buzzing streets and cafes of the university district.

Free time add-on (at own expense): Mikes Bike tour (summer only)

Day 12: Munich – Austrian Tyrol – Venice (B,D)

Goodbye Munich, hello mountains. We’re hitting the road in search of lands so sweet they made The Sound of Music. This part of the world is famous for adventure sports, so best put your name next to the optional White Water Rafting and get in the spirit of things. Passionate lands abounding in fresh pasta, smooth locals & romantic architecture – we’ve arrived in Italy! Relax in Venice tonight knowing we have all day tomorrow to cruise canals & explore pretty streets.

Free time add-on (at own expense): White water rafting (summer only)

Day 13: Venice (B)

Wake-up sleeping beauties! Venice is yours for the entirety of this glorious Italian day. We’ll be jumping aboard our own private boat and hitting the canals en route to the historical heart of the city. A guided walking tour and a gondola ride are up for grabs, or you can always choose to get lost on your own and see where the maze takes you.

Free time add-on (at own expense): Secrets of Venice walking tour 

Free time add-on (at own expense): Gondola ride

Free time add-on (at own expense): Burano Island Cruise and Dinner 

Day 14: Venice – Rome  (B,D)

Farewell floating city, but Italy, we’re not done with you yet, our next destination the Eternal City of Rome is just around the corner. The evening 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!

Day 15: Rome with Vatican City  (B)

Rome wasn’t built in a day – so get up and get going early to make the most of this ancient city. 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. Then hit the streets for your own discoveries. Snap pink azaleas by the Colosseum, throw coins in fountains and sip espresso in a pretty street watching Italian life float by.

Free time add-on (at own expense): Vatican Tour

Free time add-on (at own expense): Rome of the Emperors and Gladiators including the Colosseum 

Day 16: Rome – Chianti Region – Florence (B,D)

Cast your eyes on Rome one last time before we hit the road on the hunt for Tuscany. Which, if we’re completely honest, means going on hunt for antipasto and unimaginably good vino. Saying goodbye to Rome doesn’t feel to bad now, does it? A working winery in a 16th Century villa – ladies and gentlemen we presume we have your attention! Here in our ever so elegant stop off we will learn about the region’s wines and check out the old cellar and vats of the winery. And we guess you should try a bit of Chianti & eat some antipasti…since we’re in the neighbourhood. Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is more proof that Italy has so many great places packed into one small region. Potter along the River Arno, be totally Tuscan with another drop of Chianti wine, and take in the beauty of the city and its protruding Duomo Cathedral. We have all day tomorrow to let the explorations continue.

Day 17: Florence (B)

Today is a perfect balance of guided wisdom and free time to roam. We’ll uncover the beautiful art of traditional leather & explore streets bursting with heritage. Take to the local markets, down some gelato & make yourself known for the evening of optional festivities.

Free time add-on (at own expense): Group photo

Free time add-on (at own expense): Space Electronic Disco 

Free time add-on (at own expense): Tuscan Evening

Day 18: Florence – Pisa – Lucerne (B)

Say a fond farewell to Italy, and hello to the land of creamy chocolate, cheese and not to mention watches. Hello Switzerland! As if we were going to leg it from Florence to Switzerland 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. Swans float under wooden bridges, snowcapped mountains stand regally behind us & chocolate tastes like heaven on earth. You’re in the Swiss Alps & you cannot wipe the smile off your face. Eeek!!!

Day 19: Lucerne (B)

There’s no reason why today can’t be wasted strolling these beautiful streets or sitting in a coffee shop pondering mountain life, and consuming more chocolate – that’s perfectly acceptable too. However! Those wanting to spice up their day can visit the top of a Swiss Mountain and enjoy a fondue lunch & show. Spoilt for choice much?

Free time add-on (at own expense): Swiss Mountain

Free time add-on (at own expense): Swiss Fondue Lunch & Show

Free time add-on (at own expense): Lake Cruise 

Day 20: Lucerne – Paris (B,D)

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. Lamp-lit bridges, a sparkling Eiffel Tower, & evening coffee haunts, tonight we fall in love with everything Paris. Our Trip Manager fills us in on the city’s secrets, then to celebrate our first night in the city, we’ll head up to the viewing platform on Montparnasse tower.

Day 21: Paris (B)

Today you can drool over haute couture, 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 Moulin Rouge cabaret show. With your last night looming, make it one to remember in the city of lights.

Free time add-on (at own expense): Moulin Rouge Dinner & Show 

Day 22: Paris –airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Soak up your last dose of Paris and feel the astonishment of how much you’ve seen during this awesome trip. And how close you’ve grown to your Contiki pals. What a journey!? Say a fond farewell to the group as you make your way to Paris International Airport for your homeward flight.

 Day 23: Australia 

Arrive home today. 

 

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international economy airfares with Emirates, including 30kg checked baggage
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Early Bird discount included in price if booked before 17 January 2019
  • Daily breakfast and 8 scrumptious dinners 
  • 20 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • London Explorer package, including Open top bus tour and theatre show tickets (stalls or dress circle)
  • Get from A to B in style and comfort
  • An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Air-conditioned coach with charging points and WiFi
  • Return Heathrow airport transfers on the London Underground
  • Contiki Basement Team
  • “Welcome to London” info booklet
  • No Regrets Inclusions – the greatest bits of everywhere we dock are included as standard 
  • Visit Dachau Concentration Camp
  • Wine tasting in Tuscany
  • Soak up the panoramic views of Paris from the Montparnasse Observation Deck
  • Free Time add-ons to DIY your adventure 
  • 18-35 year olds
  • Operated by Contiki

Highlights:

  • See the white cliffs of Dover
  • Visit a cheese farm and clog makers house 
  • See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building
  • See the site of Checkpoint Charlie  
  • Visit Dresden the city destroyed in World War 2 and known as the “Florence of the North”
  • Visit the Dachau concentration camp memorial 
  • Visit a traditional beer hall 
  • Private boat through the canals & gondolas 
  • See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican city 
  • Guided tour of the 16th century Tuscan winery while enjoying local Chianti & antipasto 
  • Exclusive “Paris by Night” sightseeing tour 
  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Lourve, the Champs Elysees, and Notre Dame Cathedral

 

 

Fine Print

 

How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $699 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. 
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due on 31 January 2019 in order to take advantage of the Early Bird discount.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Excludes: Travel insurance, Visas, Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.

Single Supplement: $1,349 per person in addition to 1 x twin share vouche

You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here 

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes: 35 – 52 travellers max

Accommodation: 

Our European collection of hotels will be your accommodation of choice for 13 fabulous nights. 

Free Time Add Ons: 

Volendam Dinner (summer cruise) – €32 per person
Canal Cruise 1.5 hours (summer only) – €31.50 per person
Berlin Historical Walking tour – €9.50 per person 
Alternative Berlin (summer only) – €25 per person 
Tastes Berlin (winter only) – €38 per person 
Nuclear Bunker Tour – €15 per person
Traditional Czech evening – €32 per person
Mike’s Bike tour – €21 per person
White Water Rafting (summer only) – €45.50 per person 
Secrets of Venice walking tour – €11.50 per person 
Gondola Ride – €23 per person 
Burano Island Cruise & Dinner €50 per person 
Vatican tour – €35 per person 
Rome of the Emperors & Gladiators – €30 per person 
Group Photo – €12 per person
Tuscan evening – €42 per person
Space Electronic Disco – €16 per person
Lucerne Lake Cruise – €24 per person 
Swiss Mountain – €50 per person 
Swiss Fondue lunch & show – €42 per person 
Moulin Rouge dinner and show – €157 per person 

Please note that optional excursions can only be purchased while on-tour.

Land Only: Not available

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates: 

11 April 2019
2 May 2019
30 May 2019
15 June 2019
22 June 2019
29 June 2019
4 July 2019
18 July 2019
1 August 2019
5 September 2019
21 September 2019
18 October 2019
25 October 2019
8 November 2019
15 November 2019
22 November 2019

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares with Emirates from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
  • Including 30kg checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to change according to airline policy).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked.
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your flight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference.
  • Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By arriving early and/or extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfers (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to and/or from the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares with Emirates, including 30kg checked baggage
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Early Bird discount included in price if booked before 17 January 2019
  • Daily breakfast and 8 scrumptious dinners 
  • 20 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • London Explorer package, including Open top bus tour and theatre show tickets (stalls or dress circle)
  • An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Air-conditioned coach with charging points and WiFi
  • Visit Dachau Concentration Camp
  • Wine tasting in Tuscany
  • Soak up the panoramic views of Paris from the Montparnasse Observation Deck
  • 18-35 year olds
  • Operated by Contiki
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