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46 days too long?

4 Nov 2009 Gezzykuh asked

When I started looking at trips to take I was thinking the more bang for my buck which meant the longer tours. Odds are that I won't get to do another trip like this in a long time if ever and so I might as well see what I can see for as long as I can afford. Well now my parents (I'm paying for the trip but their opinion still matters to me) are saying they think 46 days is a really really long time to be doing anything and that I will get sick of it and want to come home 30 days into it. What is some advice on the longer trips, does it start to drag in the middle? Do people get overly exhausted by the end and not enjoy the sights as much? I don't want to take anything for granted so I would rather not be worn out from traveling and miss out on how special the last sights I am visiting are. Any thoughts would be great. Thanks!
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  • 8 Nov 2009 Kirijane123 said


    i did 37 days and wished it was longer….we all got sick at some point in the tour but thats what happens when you are travelling non-stop! I don’t think I would handle camping for 46 days…but I would definately do the concept tour that is that long…

  • 9 Nov 2009 Cherie said


    I did 46 days and it was awesome!!! what you also may want to look at doing is the greek island cruise to break up the 46 days of camping too – something i wish i had done Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

  • 14 Nov 2009 December said


    I did three Contiki yours back to back in 2006 and was there for eight weeks. I figured it took a lot of time and money to get there, so I might as well take advantage of it.
    I loved it! Having said that, I always came back to London between tours and did a Greek Island cruise as part of a tour. I also made sure that I did the things I wanted to do – even if that meant doing them myself, made some time for myself and got plenty of rest.

    Have fun!

  • 15 Nov 2009 cdm115 said


    I did a 33 day tour in 2006. It was a good group, not a great group. I was sick for 30 of those days (and 2 weeks after). After 3 weeks I had a day where I was having a bit of a melt down, tired of being on tour, on a bus and of being around 2 really annoying people, one of those people got a piece of my mind. After that day though I was back to having a great time and didn’t want the tour to end.

    46 days can be long, but a lot of people do and have a great time. You have to remember to pace yourself though. You can’t go out every night and get drunk and expect to enjoy the locations you’re at for 46 days. But the longer tours are designed to be a little slower paced so that you don’t get quite as run down.

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