Optional rafting in the Tyrol Mountains
Are you trying to decide what to do this summer? If you are 18 – 35 years old, Contiki tours has the perfect solution for you. They specialize in tours for 18 – 35 year olds so you can travel with a group of your peers, and experience the history and beauty of Europe with people your own age.
This 22 day adventure begins in London. From there you will travel to Paris, the Beaujolais wine region, the French Riviera, Florence, Rome, Venice, the Austrian Tyrol, Munich, the Swiss Alps, the Rhine Valley, Amsterdam and back to London.
At the start of your adventure, you’ll see the white cliffs of Dover, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. While in the French wine country you’ll be treated to a wine tasting and picnic in the French countryside. You’ll see the beauty of the Chablis, Burgundy and Beaujolais vineyards. In the French Riviera you’ll drive along the Côte d’Azur, see the Royal Palace of Monaco, and walk among the rich and famous at a Monte Carlo casino. Then it is off to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, followed by Florence where you will the Ponte Vecchio, the Medici Palace, and the Statue of David as part of your guided tour of the city.
The Roman Colosseum
In Rome, you start with a sightseeing coach tour of the city where you will see the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. Then off to Venice and a private boat ride through the canals and islands of Venice.
From Venice you will travel through the Brenner Pass and see vineyards, orchards, and castles along the way to the Austrian Tyrol mountain region which is famous for adventure sports. Next is Dachau where you will see the remains of the concentration camp and its memorial. In Heidelberg you will see its medieval castle, and in the Rhine Valley you will learn how beer steins are crafted. Then its off to Amsterdam with its canals, and a countryside bike tour in Edam.
Take the cog train to the “Roof of Europe”
There are many, many optional side excursions available also – such as dressing up for a visit to a French cabaret show, an adrenalin-pumping ride down the rapids in the Tyrol mountains, soaring over the Tyrol valley in a tandem para-glide, taking the cog railway some 11,300 feet up in the Swiss Alps to the highest railway station in the world, and many, many more thrilling options.