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European Contrast tour?

6 Aug 2009 Jared asked

Hey guys i was just wondering if anyone that has been on the european contrast tour recently could let me know how it was?<BR><BR>how was the accomodation?<BR><BR>how long were you on the bus for each day?<BR><BR>Any information would be very appreciated as im planning to take this tour 2010 <img src="" alt="Smiler" width="15" height="15"><!--graemlin::)-->
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  • 12 Nov 2009 nox11 said


    I did the tour starting 21st April 09…

    It was unbelievable. awesome to the power of sick!

    Seriously, you cant go wrong on this.

    Some days on the bus are long, but you get used to it and there was never a dull moment anyway.

    I suggest packing some party spirit and some crazy music and then all else will fall in place.

    Lodgings were cool, some little awkward, nothing worth worrying about!

  • 12 Nov 2009 Kielhenry said


    nox11, what did you use to keep your cards and passport in and did you take it when you went out… as im going on the 27th June tour and would like to know what everyone did and if it was inconveniant!

    thanks =)

  • 12 Nov 2009 JerryLangers said


    Hey I’m doing the European Contrasts tour but havent chosen a date to do it.. I guess im wondering which would be the best time to go?

    Booking in December so just ironing out the dates so would be nice to receive some information about it? Cheers

  • 15 Nov 2009 Ashley-Kate said


    hey jerry, im looking at doing the contrast tour at the end of august
    Im going to valencia spain on the 23rd of august for the tomato festival! then ibiza for a few days. Then back to london to do the tour Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->
    I wana leave round his time coz i also wanna to go to oktober fest, which this tour will go to Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->
    Thats the plan anyway, still gotta book it all, but will be doing it very soon

  • 15 Nov 2009 Kielhenry said


    Hi Ashley-Kate,

    I am also going to go to Oktoberfest, however i wont be on the contiki at this time!

    Do we have to pre-arrange bookings for the Tomato festival in Valencia?

  • 24 Nov 2009 cooper_03xo said


    Will be booking the European Contrasts tour tomorrow for June 25th, 2010 Smiler<!--graemlin::)--> Have never been on a Contiki tour and I am stoked! If you have any advice, please fill me in!

  • 26 Nov 2009 Kielhenry said


    Cooper_03 there isnt currently a tour that is leaving on the 25th June… the dates are 23rd or 27th =) If your on the 27th June let me know as this is the tour im doing =)

  • 13 Dec 2009 Road Tripper said

    Road Tripper

    Hi all, Im considering my first contiki trip, i think im either going to go on the 30th of april or 14th of may, anyone else going round these dates?

  • 17 Dec 2009 Explorer1161116 said


    Me & two of my friends are going on European Constrasts on May 14th. We’re three girls, 22, 24 & 25. Looking to sunbake, party & explore the sights! Anyone else heading out on these dates?

  • 12 Jan 2010 Explorer1164745 said


    Im on a gap year before university at the minute and i am definitely considering this one! Im thinking of leaving sometime in June, maybe the 23rd! Would love to hear from anyone thinking of going around then, you can email me on if you wish. I really cant wait, it’s just the booking and the money that i need to sort out now (yeah, the hard bits)

  • 15 Jan 2010 Explorer1165102 said


    Hi thinking about going on this tour around April 3rd, is anyone going to be going around then? first time doing one of these tours and pretty excited!!

  • 21 Jan 2010 Sharnie said


    I’m doing the Euro Contrasts tour on 10th May 2010. Anyone else going on this date???

  • 2 Feb 2010 Georga said


    hey guys, me and i friend (both 21) are all booked in for the european contrasts tour on the 23rd June. Sooooo Excited!!!!!! If anyone has any advice for us please please let us know as this is the first time on contiki for both of us. Hopefully meet some of ya soon xx

  • 6 Feb 2010 Brea02 said

    Contiki Trip Forums Europe Discussion Europe Trip Reviews European Contrast tour?

    Im also going on this tour on April 22nd, is anyone else planning on going on this tour? It would be great to hear from you. =]

  • 22 Feb 2010 Explorer1131336 said


    Booked in for may the 28th cant wait!!!!

  • 1 Mar 2010 Elle said


    Hey I’m doing the European contrasts tour starting July 15, 2010. I’m travelling solo so would love to chat to anyone else doing the same tour.

  • 2 Mar 2010 socalgal said


    Absolutely loved this tour! I went in the spring 2007 and had the best time. I even met my husband on tour (I’m from the states and he’s an aussie) Make sure you do the optionals. George’s boat is a must!

  • 8 Apr 2010 kiralee said


    Everyone who has been on this tour.. what is the absolute HIGHLIGHT.. the best experience??

  • 21 Apr 2010 DancingExplorer said


    Hey everyone!

    My sister and I are going on our first Contiki tour and European Contrasts is the one we decided on. We’re going on the Sept 9th one… any advice or experiences anyone would like to share? Or is anyone else leaving on this date?

  • 13 Jun 2010 LittleMissKate said


    Hi guys n gals,

    I went on this tour in June last year, and it was AMAZING!!
    You get a really good balance of free time and organised activities, and I felt like I got a good taste of everything I wanted to see and now know where I want to go back to in future Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->)

    We had a great tour manager and driver too, which helps. The food on our tour was pretty good, nothing I turned my nose up at at all, and the accomodation was equally good – the only place a little dodgy was Rome, but when we were there they were building new accomodation, so it should be fine by the time you get there. The bars at the accomodaiton are also great if you feel like a few drinks (or shots :P) with your tour mates, and the bus time and meal times/socialising at night really bring everyone together.

    I will attempt to post a travelogue soon… but if you have any other specific quesitons before then, feel free to ask :O)

    I am so jealous of you all – you will have the trip of a lifetime!!


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