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Western Rocker

Want to hit all the main sights in a short amount of time? The Western Rocker does just that - experience the amazing food & culture of Italy the breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps & the elegance of the 'City of Lights', Paris, in a little over a week. With loads to two night stops & awesome inclusions, this trip ticks all the boxes!

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: CCRT/160839
  • Starts: Rome, Italy
  • Finishes: Paris, United Kingdom
You will Visit
  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Swiss Alps
  • Paris
  • London

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Rome

Meet up with your Contiki team & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner.

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Day 2: Rome to Florence

Today we'll be passing Umbria’s rustic hills and many vineyards. Travel past the iconic cypress trees of this olive oil producing region, to the Renaissance city of Florence.

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Day 3: Florence

Jump start the day uncovering this open-air museum and its UNESCO World Heritage city centre. Our Local Guide gives you the inside track as the group learns about Florence’s cultural beginnings and explores streets crammed with artworks from masters like Michelangelo. Then take a look into a skillful demonstration of Florentine leather making and understand this region’s traditional art. With bargains and bustle, the city’s markets are a great place to hang out. Grab a gelato and enjoy this gorgeous city. Tonight, there’s a choice of a group dinner – an authentic Tuscan feast. Try regional dishes in the heart of Florence. Then keep it moving with a night out and get your groove on at Florence’s biggest club.

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Day 4: Florence to Swiss Alps

En route north, catch a glimpse of stunning Lake Como as we make our way into the massive Swiss Alps and head to the jaw-droppingly beautiful Alpine town of Lucerne. With covered wooden bridges, cobbled lanes and quaint buildings, Lucerne’s centre is perfect to explore on foot. Also to stock up on lots of genuine Swiss chocolate! Your Trip Manager can give you pointers on where to pick up the best-priced watches that Switzerland is so famous for. After the stop in Lucerne we’ll make our way to Lauterbrunnen- our stop for the next two nights.

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Day 5: Swiss Alps

It’s a change of pace amongst Switzerland’s massive Alps. Take in the amazing views from your chalet window. Opt to visit Jungfrau Mountain, head up the sheer slopes of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site on a cog rail to Europe’s highest railway station, and step out onto the “roof” of Europe for spine-tingling views. Back at the chalet, make the most of the genuine underground ‘Bomb Shelter’ and party it up with friends at the bar there.

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Day 6: Swiss Alps to Paris

With down-time on the coach, plug in your MP3, chill out to some music and chat with friends while travelling through the scenic wine producing region of Burgundy. Tonight, the group kick starts Paris with the “Paris by Night”, which shows off the French capital’s transformation into the 'City of Lights'. Lamp-lit bridges and cool little cafes give us a real taste of Paris’ romance. Your Trip Manager will fill you in on the world’s most recognised monuments, like the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower.

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Day 7: Paris

Next up: Fragonard! This perfumery has an elegant interior and is a unique setting for a look into the history of perfume. It’s also a chance to pick up some French perfume at great prices. This town is loaded with possibilities. Discover its many bistros, museums, tree-lined avenues and diverse quartiers (neighbourhoods). Get a feel for French flair by window shopping on the Left Bank. Step into the Notre Dame or explore the endless galleries of the Louvre, where you can get up close to the famous Mona Lisa. In your free time, try indulging in some delicious pastries and relax in one of Paris’ many city parks. Tonight is the last night with your friends, so make it special. Treat yourself to the full Parisian night out, starting with an optional dinner in an atmospheric restaurant. Then sign up for an authentic cabaret experience, complete with can-can girls, dinner and Champagne. But don’t stop there – afterwards hit the clubs and finish up your travels with a big Parisian night out.

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Day 8: Depart Paris

This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (estimated arrival 10:00am) where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay.

Inclusions:
      Accommodation
    • 7 nights accommodation: 4 nights in hostels, 3 nights in hotel upgrade
    • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging
    • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges
      Staff
    • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
    • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations
      Food
    • 12 meals included in Food Fund:
    • 7 breakfasts
    • 5 dinners
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Tour Highlights:
  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Exclusive 'Paris by Night' sightseeing tour
  • Visit a French perfumery
  • Snails and Champagne (Summer Only)