Eastern Road

Tour Length
13 days

Eastern Road » Review by Ricky S.

  • Ricky S.
  • Ricky S.
  • Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 11 Countries
Eastern Road
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Willkommen! Kocham!

29 Jun 2014 - 11 Jul 2014

I had a fantastic time on this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone! I had a great group and the most amazing tour manager, Tasha, who knew exactly how to serve everyone (culture vultures, foodies, partiers, shoppers - Tasha had all the answers to make every traveller happy). Pete the driver was courteous & transported us everywhere safely, helping with translation in every city.

5/6 hotels you'll stay in are great - the only "mediocre" one is the one in Berlin (no AC, bad Wifi, not particularly easy to access from public transport). As this was my first impression I was worried that the rest of the accommodations would be similar to that of Berlin but fortunately it only went uphill from there. The hotel in Vienna was my personal favourite (even if the Wifi wasn't good) and the breakfast I enjoyed there was the best breakfast I've ever eaten.

My group was incredible - I called ourselves "sophisticated by day, wild by night" and each member of the group seemed to embrace the diverse range of interests and backgrounds of those on tour.

All 6 cities are magnificent - everything in Prague is spellbinding, Prater in Vienna was a welcome surprise, Budapest was beautiful (if not very warm - bring summer attire!), everywhere was stupendous.

Bring an umbrella as it will rain but it never rained for longer than 15 or so minutes at a time.

One of the most important aspects of the trip is the pilgrimage to Auschwitz. This alone was worth the entire trip.

You'll eat lots of meat, sausage... some of the meals are better than others, but you'll never go hungry as there are McDonalds, KFC, and kebab stands everywhere.

DO THIS TRIP, you'll be happy you did! :)

Review written Jul 2014

My Contiki was: eye-opening, incredible, perfect

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