Road to Athens

12/27/2018 through 08/16/2019
12/27/2018 through 09/05/2019
Contiki Vacations

Road To Athens
Forget the flat line flight – the journey from London to Athens needs to be absorbed on land, lapping up the scenery of French vineyards, Swiss Alps, Italian countryside and the energy of the cities in between. Cycle through the charming streets of Munich, see St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, & ramp things up with paragliding in Austria if you’re feeling game.


Paris

  • Visit a French perfumery

Paris to Lucerne

  • See Chablis & Burgundy vineyards

Munich to Austrian Tyrol

  • Locally guided bike tour of Munich’s famous landmarks

Austrian Tyrol

  • See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports

Austrian Tyrol to Venice

  • Scenic drive past vineyards orchards and castles

Venice

  • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice
  • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square
  • See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas

Florence

  • Discover the Secrets of Michelangelo’s Florence – see Ponte Vecchio, the Medici Palace & much more on our locally guided walking tour of Florence
  • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria
  • Learn about Florence’s leather craft with a demonstration

Depart Athens

  • Learn about the birthplace of modern society on a guided tour of Athens and visit to the Acropolis
  • See the first modern Olympic Stadium


Accommodation

  • 16 nights of the trip, you’ll be lounging around in some of the coolest hotels in western Europe in either single, twin or triple-share rooms. There’ll also be 1 night cosied up on ferry as we cross the sparkling Adriatic Sea.

Food

  • We’ll be munching on the tastiest cuisine each country has to offer. 16 continental breakfast are included and 8 dinners. Think fresh platters of seafood, rich pasta dishes and hearty alpine fare.

Staff

  • You’ll be safe in the hands of your professional Trip Manager, who knows the streets of Europe better than you know the hairs on your toes. When it comes to transport, an experienced and legendary driver team will be taking the reins; trust us, they’re always a hoot.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive London
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Day 2 London to Paris
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Day 3 Paris
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Day 4 Paris to Lucerne
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Day 5 Lucerne to Munich via Liechtenstein
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Day 6 Munich to Austrian Tyrol via Innsbruck
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Day 7 Austrian Tyrol
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Day 8 Austrian Tyrol to Venice
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Day 9 Venice
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Day 10 Venice to Florence via Pisa
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Day 11 Florence
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Day 12 Florence to Rome
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Day 13 Rome with Vatican City
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Day 14 Rome to Overnight Adriatic Ferry via Pompeii and Bari
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Day 15 Overnight Adriatic Ferry to Corfu
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Day 16 Corfu
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Day 17 Corfu to Athens via Corinth Canal
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Day 18 Depart Athens
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