The Big Chill » Review by ExplorerJeff
What can i say what an amazing, unforgettable and life changing experince. For those who want to see Europe and travel the world to experience what llfe has to offer then go no further, a Contiki tour through europe is a must and the camping tour especially as you'll get a once in a life time chance and experience to camp throughout a very large part of europe. Europe will give you a very good look at different cultures, history, food and local customs that you may have never seen before. From visiting the Eiffel tower in Paris, experiencing the floating city of Venice on a Gondola ride, seeing the history of the Colosseum in Rome, experincing the relaxing life style of the Greek island of Corfu, to experiencing a true Greek Meal, The opportunity to visit Gallipoli and stand on the shores of Anzac Cove, The cultural experience of Istanbul to the Eye opening experincing of Albana, experiencing the full on action of Oktoberfest in Munich, seeing the awa inspiring views of the Swiss Alps and the Crazy city of Amsterdam. Every day will be a totally different experience going from country to country whether its learning a new language, experincing new foods to experiencing new local customs.
In addition to your tour inclusions the optional activites are a good way of seeing and experiencing things not normal seen The camping accommodation is very comfortable with plenty of space and air mattress to keep you compfy while you sleep. The food provide was well above normal camping food and gives you an opportunity to experince local foods like frogs legs to pasta dishes.
Your Contiki crew will be on hand to help with anything from giving directions to the best places to visit and eat to how to get around each city you visit, your tour driver will get you to all the places you need to get to hassle free and your contiki on road cook will keep you feed with heaps of food. You'll travel in very comfortable air condition coaches with power point to charge your electronic devises, its a great place to just sit back chill, listen to music, sleep or chat amongest your mates. I was one happy camper with one of the best touring partys, everyone pretty much got along really well and alot of people made close bonds with new friends and im very sure life long friends too, i know i have.
My top three places visited would be 1. Travelling through Italy 2. Visiting Gallipoli and Anzac Cove 3. Swiss Alps but i would have to say in whole it was amazing and there are plenty more favourites and ones to surprise me were 1. Istanbul 2. Budapest and 3. Prague would definiately return to these places and visit in more detail.
In finishing i would totally recommend doing this particular contiki tour if not justing doing contiki tour as its a great experincing, new way of meeting new friends, life changing, full of fun and memories to last a life time.
If your planning on travelling europe indepentently and are not sure what to expect in certain places i would totally recommending doing a contiki tour first as in the end will save you money as you can get a taste of each place to see if its worth spending the time or extra time in the city or country.
Review written Jan 2012event 0.3