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Arrive Rome

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

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-

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-

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-

Swiss Alps

It’s a change of pace amongst Switzerland’s massive picture perfect Alps- Opt to visit up one of the areas famous mountains while you're here, considered a must-do when you're in the area, it's the place to head up to for some seriously spine-tingling views-

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-

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-

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-

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