European Discovery » Review by Ceci
This was the first contiki trip that I ever signed up with. Travelled with my friend and we both had a great experience. The tour guide "urban" was really nice, thoughtful, friendly and our bus driver "Gt" was a smooth driver, good manners, very helpful and dedicated to his job.
Two weeks went by super fast, but each of us treated each other like family and were always in the look out for one another. Other than the long bus rides to each country and short amount of time to visit each place we enjoyed most of trip. Many of us believed that the "sex show" in amsterdam was not worth it at all. Some people said the artists didn't put enough feelings into it and other said that they do it for the show/ entertainment and not with passion. Also, the venetian dinner wasn't worth it either (29 euro for food that didn't taste good at all). It would be a good idea to take the group to a different place or something, because the food served was lacking taste, spices and the rosiotto looked like a blob of rice soaked with gravy. The rest of the optional excursions were great.
It was nice of "urban" suggested this on the bus before heading to the night club in florence italy. He told the guys in the bus to protect the girls. If they see strangers trying to approach our girls on the dance flooor and it seems like they are not comfortable, make way to break the chain. this may seem unclear, but from urbans former experience, the italian guys once gave some of the contiki girls some bad experience.
Review written Sep 2011event 0.3