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What outings do you have to get a bit more 'dressed up' for?

31 Mar 2007 *nikki_adelaide* asked

hey,<BR>ive read people tend to get a bit more dressed up to go to the casino and on the last night of their tour...what do most people wear on these nights?<BR><BR><BR>are there any other particular otpionals/outings where people tend to dress up a bit more??<BR><BR>thanks.
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  • 31 Mar 2007 PinaI said


    The last night is 50-50 – some will definitely dress-up whilst others won’t (if your tour mates have seen you at your worst on tour why not be comfy and go all out on the last night, right)!?

    Monaco is definitely a dress-up night and sometimes, if you’re off to a nice restaurant people will make an effort for that too.

    What to wear…hmmmm…this can depend. Take black pants and a nice top and you can dress down the pants along the way on the rest of your tour. Nice skirt/top is small and light to pack. Dresses are good too and I guess, depending on the style, you could chuck a small cardi or jumper over the top and wear that along your tour too, in a more dressed down kind of way.

  • 31 Mar 2007 Lieblingx said


    In most casinos in Europe you need to be wearing a tie to get in (for the guys) and equally as dressed up (nice outfit consisting of skirt or pants and top).

    Nice restuarants, some live performances, more expensive clubs, etc. are other occasions for dressier looks.

    I tend to bring dresses since they’re easy (one item vs. two). I try to look for dresses which can be dressed both up and down. A simple skirt or pair of black pants and nicer top are a good choice as well.

  • 1 Apr 2007 *nikki_adelaide* said


    hey thanks all for your help!
    i was thinking about taking a more casual type dress, its just from jeans west. its not formal looking or anything though. what do you think?

    thanks janeo – can you get into all those places you listed in jeans? Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

  • 1 Apr 2007 kb1982 said


    When i went to the casino while i was on my contiki, i wore jeans, coloured shirt and dress shoes into the Royale casino.

    So good luck if you want to try. Just present yourself well and you have no problems.

    Make sure you don’t look cheap! There are millionaires walking into that place and you need to fit in.

  • 1 Apr 2007 Bree 24aus said


    just to clarify –
    nice, darker jeans are ok with a nice top and heels? Or are some places ‘no jeans’ (strictly)places.

    Would you bring nicer dresses (more cocktail party type dresses i guess), or would they be too much for contiki, and stick to more the day dresses?

  • 2 Apr 2007 sue123 said


    I am bringing a dress that depending on what I waer with, it can be dressier or not. On it’s own, with some nice jewelry, it can be a very nice dress. If I throw a denim jacket over it, or a small cardigan, it becomes more casual.

    The dress is a black dress with a larger white polka dot, made out of silk, and has an interesting cut at the bottom. And if I spin, it twirls too.

  • 5 Apr 2007 *nikki_adelaide* said


    thanks for clarifying all.
    will hope to get away with jeans for most outings but will also bring some dressier pants just in case! Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

  • 12 Apr 2007 TravelCanuck said


    This post is wonderful. for a Guy, I also have the similar questions

    the following is what I prepared for several formal occasions in my Ultimate European tour.

    I have a pair all white Cargo pants, a pair of jeans, a pair of all black khaki convertible pants (the one you zip off, it become the shorts). one polo shirt (short sleeve), and one pair of sneakers/Runners (adidas Bounce),all in one color,black.

    Do you think if I will be Ok to get in the Restaurant, Club/Bars, Shows or Casinos in Monaco. my dress shoe is heavy, at the same time, it practically useless outside formal outing. so I really want to know if I can get away with a pair of nice sneaker

    Please help, thanks alot.

  • 13 Apr 2007 daniel86 said


    i have similar questions, i am going on the camping tour for 46 days and while i dont mind the odd dress up outing, i have only one good shirt that creases very easily. What can i do to prevent this or will i have an opportunity to iron this before going out? i would rather not take more than one pair of black pants + a nice shirt as more comfy clothes are a priority for camping that long. i will already be taking probably 2 pairs of jeans, i don’t want to lug around dress shoes as well

  • 22 Oct 2007 nzFreedom Fighter said


    hello there ive done the 46days camping places you have to get dressed up for paris one night
    florence one night monanco one night casino
    munich beer hall but thats pretty casualy awatch out for clashing beer steins corfu one night one pair of black dress shoes should be ok but remember the clubs over there are dress code stirck and door charges so watch out for that there is a few more places but i cant remember that it so far enjoy your trip i loved mine dont get your hopes up to much is all im going to say

  • 14 May 2010 LUKE said


    I was freaking out because I didn’t bring anything overly formal for the casino night, turned out I didn’t need to. I just wore jeans and a buttoned shirt and that was fine (I think only 1 guy out of the whole tour had a suit). The girls all had very nice dresses on though.

    Otherwise I used to just wear Jeans and a nice shirt/ buttoned shirt for any clubs/restuarnts. We didn’t go to a huge amount of clubs on our tour, but I found them all a lot more relaxed dress code wise then Australia.

  • 15 May 2010 Vancitygirl said


    I went on a Contiki (European Escapade) tour back in 06, and this is what I found. Don’t worry too much about your clothes. Girls, your summer dresses will do fine. Bring a nice pair of shoes though….sandals in the Monaco casino don’t look good! Guys, a nice polo works fine, but a button up shirt would be even better….if you roll it when you pack, it won’t get wrinkled. Cargo pants are a bit too casual for these 2 places to be honest, if you have plain (no pockets on the legs) khaki or black coloured pants that would be better.
    The Mozart concert in Vienna and the casino in Monaco are the 2 places you should have nice clothes for.

    In the end though, its not a huge deal. The clubs/bars you’ll go to are dressy-casual (jeans and nice top works) as are most places.

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