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Ultimate European August 18 2009 departure

12 Oct 2008 shane'o said

Hey all,<BR><BR>just got back from the travel agent... i'm all booked in (going solo) for the UE leaving London on the 18th of August... thought i'd start a this topic to see who else would be joining this tour...<BR><BR>look forward to hearing from you guys...
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  • 15 Oct 2008 Em said


    You have already done it!!

    I was just about to make a discussion board for this tour…you beat me to it.

    Well you know I’ll be going on this tour Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

    I am so over excited its not funny.

    Wooooooo hoooooooooo

    P.S I think I owe you a pint too. :P

    P.S.S I can’t wait to see who else is on this tour!!!

  • 15 Oct 2008 PhillyChris said


    Where did you get the tour date from? I’ve put down money but was told dates and prices wouldn’t be available until early November…

  • 16 Oct 2008 Em said


    Dates and prices are out already.

    Check out the website!! There all posted!!!

  • 16 Oct 2008 shane'o said


    i think the usa and canada haven’t had the dates released yet but the aussie wbsite has the dates up… you should be able to ring contiki directly to book if you can’t find dates…

    or you can look at last years dates, figure out what day the tours start and work it out… like last year this tour was tues the 19th of aug, this year it is tues the 18th of august… hope that helps….

    p.s. em i am going to hold you to that pint too!… hahaha

  • 17 Oct 2008 PhillyChris said


    Shane’o is correct, the dates haven’t been posted in the US yet. I even called, but they won’t be releasing the dates or prices to us for another 3 weeks or so. I could understand them adjusting the prices, but its quite strange not to be able to provide the dates considering those are universal. Anyone mind posting the dates or a link the Australian site? Thanks!

  • 18 Oct 2008 Em said


    Mar. 28, 2009 to May. 11, 2009
    Apr. 10, 2009 to May. 24, 2009
    Apr. 15, 2009 to May. 29, 2009
    Apr. 19, 2009 to Jun. 02, 2009
    May. 03, 2009 to Jun. 16, 2009
    May. 10, 2009 to Jun. 23, 2009
    May. 17, 2009 to Jun. 30, 2009
    May. 20, 2009 to Jul. 03, 2009
    May. 31, 2009 to Jul. 14, 2009
    Jun. 14, 2009 to Jul. 28, 2009
    Jun. 28, 2009 to Aug. 11, 2009
    Jul. 05, 2009 to Aug. 18, 2009
    Jul. 12, 2009 to Aug. 25, 2009
    Jul. 26, 2009 to Sep. 08, 2009
    Aug. 06, 2009 to Sep. 19, 2009
    Aug. 09, 2009 to Sep. 22, 2009
    Aug. 14, 2009 to Sep. 27, 2009
    Aug. 18, 2009 to Oct. 01, 2009
    Aug. 23, 2009 to Oct. 06, 2009
    Aug. 26, 2009 to Oct. 09, 2009
    Aug. 30, 2009 to Oct. 13, 2009

    Its a bit silly they haven’t released the dates for the US. The dates are going to be the same Nationally.

    Hope these help.

  • 18 Oct 2008 PhillyChris said


    Thanks Em!

  • 19 Oct 2008 PhillyChris said


    April 10th it is! Who’s with me?

  • 29 Oct 2008 cah0902 said


    It says August 16th on the USA site, but the dates have always been different for USA people. They give us an extra day to avoid having to worry about pre and post accommodation. They should do it for everyone, but whatever. I’m hoping to go on this one. crosses fingers However I wish I had more money then I do at the moment. Stupid bills.

  • 9 Nov 2008 Annie said


    Hey guys
    I have just booked for the August 18th departure.Yay im so excited,this tours all iv been thinking about lately!!
    Anyways my names Annie im 21 from New Zealand and im gonna be doing the Greek Island option.
    What option are you guys doing?

  • 10 Nov 2008 shane'o said


    hey annie,
    welcome aboard… i’m doing the greek islands option too… and i’m the same with constantly raving on about the tour to mates and stuff… lol.. they are gettin sick of it already and it is still 9 months away…

    jump onto the contiki ultimate european facebook group too if you’ve got facebook… there are a few ppl starting to line up dates on there now…

    anyways feel free to add me to facebook or msn… have fun…


  • 10 Nov 2008 Annie said


    Hey Shane
    Thanks for your reply ,thats so cool your doing the Greek Island option too!
    I know we have ages to wait but have you got all your dates and flights sussed yet? At the moment im getting into London on the 10th and will be staying at the royal national on the 16th and 17th of August and im leaving for home on the 14th of October, i so cant wait!!!

    Sweet il have to get Face book now so i can have a nosey at the UE Facebook group then!

  • 11 Nov 2008 shane'o said


    hey annie,

    i’m looking at flying out of brisbane on the 8th of august and arrivin back home about the 17th october… so i get a bit of time b4 and after… i’m waiting to hear back from the travel agent about my flights and then i gotta look at where i will stay in london before the tour…

    i can’t wait…

  • 14 Nov 2008 travel_first said


    Hi everyone ive just turned 18 this year and i really want to save up during 08,09 so i can do both the ultimate European tour and one of the Northen American ones in 2010. was just wondering if some one could give me an idea of how musch spending money they are looking at taking for this tour and if there are any kiwis going what price are you looking at to go including flights and tour?
    cheers heaps and have an awsome trip everyone Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->
    jessica 18 nz.

  • 15 Nov 2008 Kate said


    Hey all,

    Well as you know I’m doing this tour too, but I’m doing the egypt option. Sooo excited Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

  • 18 Nov 2008 NickBroz said


    Hi all,

    I’ve just booked for this trip also – I’m another NZer and I’m doing the Eygpt option.

    Look forward to seeing you all!


  • 20 Nov 2008 Trevor said


    hi all
    Im thinking ill be doing this trip date as well and looking forward to the egypt option and i cant wate

  • 26 Nov 2008 Hannah said


    Hi guys
    I’ve just been to the travel agent today and booked this trip. I am also a NZer diong the Egypt and really looking forward to it.

  • 16 Dec 2008 kiwigirl said


    Hi everyone,

    I’m Shelley and I’m 29 (agh!) from NZ – Christchurch. My husband and I have been trying to get ourselves organised to go on this for the last couple of years. We have finally paid the deposits and booked the flights – yay!! We are doing the Aug 18, 2009 departure with Greek option. So excited – can’t wait!
    Really looking forward to meeting you all!

  • 17 Dec 2008 shane'o said


    hello to anyone new who i hven’t said hi to yet, welcome aboard…

    if you haven’t already check out the facebook group ultimate european 2009

    can’t wait for next august!… only 8 months to go as of tomorrow!

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