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Sep 22nd to Oct 11th 2008
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I can’t give you much advice about the trip as I haven’t been on a flight that long either. Just wondering when you are going and from which city? I am departing Adelaide on 16th September for this same tour as we are travelling to Spain first.
Travel advice like that might be best off in a different forum as people here are just trying to meet the people that will be on their tour.
thank heaps….i posted in this bit to hopefully meet some people going on the same trip as well as get some advice as i have never ever done anything like this…im would watch ya call i homebody.
i will be leaving from melbourne so yeah cant wait but also scary thinkin bout it too haha
cheerio thanks for posting back
hey nikki, i havent yet booked my tour, but i will probably this week so im pretty nervous, as im going alone, and havent really travelled before. im im 20 …turnig 21 from brisbane, where are you from? renee. if you have msn at me firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey guys maybe we should choose one of the posts and stick to it to make it easier. I started one earlier that Nikki must’ve missed.
hey sorry jess no i didnt see the one you have started
renee im 21 and fron victoria bout 3 hours from melbourne…i have never travelled before like at all lolmy first trip too qld was like only last year haha
any who i have booked my trip and paid for lol wow im nervous as well….so there are my dates for sure now!!! yay
Eh… no worries! <!--graemlin::)-->
I’ve been wanting to do a trip like this for about 3 years now so I’m not scared at all yet, just excited. The only thing scaring me is the cost of everything I have to get before I go!! <!--graemlin::D-->
Like I was saying in the other post, I’m from Adelaide… well actually about an hour out of Adelaide in the country. If you’re about 3 hours NW of Vic we might actually live quite close hehe.
When are you flying over there?
sorry it has taken me so long to reply the past dew days has been busy as all hell but keep checkin cause i will reply i always come to the website when i get a chance lol
I live in east gippy place called bairnsdale not to sure if you have heard of it but i bet you have heard of lake entrance so im like around that area lol
Im still freakin out cause doin something like this on my own and im sooooo scared i can just picture my self sittin in corner all quiet already haha
Im flyin out from melbourne on the 20th sep plane leave bout 11 that night and i get to spend a night in london before our tour starts so thats pretty cool this way if i get lost at the airport when i get there i will have heaps of time to find the hotel haha…look out for me i will be the blonde girl lookin like im bout to puke from nerves haha
and yes the cost of it all wow although i only just planned to do this in jan…and i cannot back out at all now as its all booked and paid but yes it is exciting and im actually doin something exciting in my life i just have a lot of self doubt in myself so i figure if i pay for it i wont back down..
anywho nough talkin bout me i shall let you do some now
take care mate
Cool, I’ll keep checking!
I looked up the place where you live on google maps (as I had no idea)… it’s the opposite direction to me.
Are you staying at the Royal National? I haven’t booked yet but that’s where I (we) plan to stay on the Sunday night. I think we’ll only get in from Spain mid arvo but we could meet up then, or just when we have the meeting that night.
I plan to mingle with everyone at some stage of the tour – at least for the first we I don’t want to get cliquey with a particular group. I think that’ll probably be the best way to meet the most people and have the most varied experience (if that makes sense!!). The way I would think about it if I were you (going on my own) – you can be whoever you want on tour because no-one knows you – you could go there and be extroverted and outgoing and no-one would be any the wiser, or make you feel silly. You’re creating that perception while you are there so you can feel free to act however you like. <!--graemlin::)-->
I’ve made a facebook group for anyone who is interested in joining.
Contiki European Experience September 2008
Hmmm… gonna be a small tour if it’s just us 4 that’s going to be on tour!!! <!--graemlin::p-->
haha whats the chances of it just being us 4 lol…highly unlikely im thinking there…
any who jess found the thingy n face book and joined…and yeah i understand bout the minglyin and stuff…thats what its all bout as well hey…
yeah have book for a night at the royal national…do we have a meeting that night do we…haha
i just wish this thing would come faster i need a holiday already
Yeah chances are pretty slim, guess people just haven’t found the discussion forums.
Don’t really know why I needed a group on facebook… guess I just wanted a reason to create one!!!
I’ve booked the Royal Nation now so all set. We do have a meeting, if you search for pre-departure meeting on the site it should tell you when (or just wait til you get your documents), it’s around 7pm I reckon at basement or in the hotel coffee shop.
Yeah I can’t wait to go…but still have heaps to do before we do… like get a passport!!!
What are you most looking forward to on tour?
what am i looking forward to most….haha getting on the plane and leaving the country haha..
i have heard so uch stuff bout these tours but i just cant wait till the day comes to fly out i guess…
still scared bout meeting a group of people but hey its all the fun though…
paris though always said i wanted to go to paris and im doin it never thought i would go through with this but i am yay…
what bout you what are you looking forward to the most
Definitely looking forward to Paris the most!!! I’ve always wanted to go there as well, I hope it’s as romantic as it’s supposed to be!
Yeah I have my days-counter on and it’s just not ticking past quickly enough!!! I just want to leave today hehe <!--graemlin::)-->
I’ve had several friends go on Contiki tours so I’ve been looking forward to this for eth last… 3 years! Glad it’s finally happening though.
I’m thinking that if we keep this post going, maybe people from our tour will look closer to the date.
haha im sure we can keep this thing going…sure we can find lots to talk about
but yes paris…im single so romance seems to be out the window for me atm haha
it is ticking away fast cause im thinking ive only got so much time to save money and then on the other hand im like i wish this thing would come sooner i need some excitment in my boring life
i have heard the contiki tours are great fun and ya can meet some really great life long friends and stuff…i guess the most im looking forward too is just doin it and being there because i have never done anything at all like this before…this is like wow out there for me haha
You just never know who you might meet on the tour… or throughout Europe even!! <!--graemlin:;)-->
So who are you flying with? I’m with Malaysian airlines… hope their good! I think they should be okay because they’re one of the bigger carriers.
Have you done any research on the places we’re going to visit so you have some ideas of what to do and where to go when we have our free days?? I can’t actually figure out how many free days we have, it’s not very clear on the itinerary, but my friends say you get lots of time.
Oh, and I’m going to book a tour of the Vatican to avoid the queues. I’ll look into more details like prices next week, but if you’re interested Nikki (and anyone else on this trip!) let me know!
Hi, my name is KC and Im now booked in for the European Experience (of a lifetime) <!--graemlin::D-->
I haven’t posted anything before so excuse my ignorance…
Um…. Im 26 y/o and going solo & bulk excited!!!
Hi KC! It’s awesome to hear from you, so far we’ve only found 3 of us on this tour – not that I’m worried, because I’m sure it’ll be packed. So where are you from?? What are your travel plans?
hey lol sorry it tak me a while to get back here and reply..
hey KC hows is going…
lol jess explain tour of the vation like im a newbie here haha you have to wxpalin these jiggers to me i have noooo clue haha
im flying wth qantas and no i havent done much research just yet but i plan to strt in the next week or so just got alot on my plate with work atm
as for the free time im sure we will get heaps and and make the most of it lol i need to get myself a good camera lol that on my bloody long to do list at the moment…
but hey just did my passport at the start of this week so at least that bit is all filled out and paid for so i dont have o worry bout that
anyways guyz i better get to sleep
talks to yous soon =-)
Well I’m not 100% myself… I’ve just been reading these forums heaps to get a bit informed. I’m quite naive too… don’t worry!!!
Apparently the Vatican (Museum I think, and things like the Sistene Chapel are all together) in Vatican City gets huge queues. You can skip the queues by booking a tour in advance. The Vatican run tours themselves, and one of the moderators on here also recommended Angel Tours. I’ll look into the prices more and get back to you on here about them. I’m thinking it’ll be roughly 35-50 euros each.
I have to get myself a camera as well… mine always break when I go to QLD (???!!!!) and I went last December.
I’m actually filling out my passport forms now so hopefully that’ll be organised soon too.
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