08 Jun 2014 - 06 Jul 2014
I went on this trip solo and was so scared! However the first night I met people and I instantly knew we would be lifelong friends. I chose this trip because I wanted to see most of the attractions and countries all at once. The two places I was most excited for, Paris and Rome ended up be my least favourite places at the end! Don't get me wrong they are wonderful but contiki shows you how to have a good time and appreciate the culture in every country. I never thought I would fall in love with Austria and Amsterdam like I did. My tour manager was amazing! She made my trip amazing. Every country we visited she told us the history from the beginning until now. She told us everything you could possible know about all the countries we visited (12 in total). Absolutely amazing. She provided us with maps that she highlighted herself about interesting places to visit in that city including museums, historical monuments, cultural food and desserts. I feel like I got the full experience. The only downfall of the trip was the long bus rides every second day. I never knew that I would be spending so many hours on a bus, it wasn't bad it was just unexpected. Most of the hotels were great only a few were a bit sketchy but way better than staying in hostels. I chose this trip for the destinations and also no hostels. The me time optionals were fantastic. I did 95% of them and only was disappointed once. Another thing that surprised me was the amount of money I was spending everyday. Food, souvenirs, entrance fees into museums and churches, night clubs, alcohol, shopping and paying for wifi because it's not free at every hotel all adds up. I spent double what I planned on spending, so save more money because you don't want to miss out on something because you don't have the cash! Make it count! No regrets.
Review written Jul 2014event 0.3
20 May 2013 - 16 Jun 2013
Such an amazing 28 days! Met so many people and had a great Tour manager (Bri) and Bus driver (Atilla)! This trip lets you see so much of each country as we mostly had two nights in each location allowing us to have a whole day of our own adventure. Optionals were awesome as well... Some included bike riding in Netherlands, tour around Pompeii and a Mozart concert (which wasn't boring!). We were definitely 'on the go' all the time which kept it exciting. If you want a great, awesome holiday where you see heaps then I highly recommend it to you.
Review written Jul 2013event 0.3
28 May 2012 - 24 Jun 2012
LOVED IT met some great people all over the world and saw many things I have now ticked off the list. Highlight was Paris, Greece, Austria and Switzerland. Staying half was up a mountain is amazing. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone
Review written Feb 2013event 0.3
30 Jul 2012 - 26 Aug 2012
Amazing tour!!!!!!! Got to go right to the top of the eiffel tower-absolute highlight. had the best tour manager and bus driver, they were full of heaps of useful advice and were just generally awesome, tour mates were awesome! made some friends for life :) got to try frogs legs, escargot! , gelato! it was amazing.accom. is very good too. definitely recommend this tour :)
Review written Jan 2013event 0.3
03 Sep 2011 - 02 Oct 2011
Booking this tour was the absolute BEST decision I have ever made!! Our tour manager and bus driver were awesome and made our experience one of the best. Less than a week into the tour, me fellow travellers became family and at the end it was just so hard to leave! I made life long friends, who I made everlasting memories with and got to see so much of Europe in short period of time. Sleepless nights, tons of partying, awesome people, seeing europe....there is just so much to travelling with contiki that you couldnt possibly understand until you have experienced it. TRUST ME, everyone needs to do this.period. So get on it people :) Miss you contiki chickens! lol long story. Oh and some of the hotels may be sketchy but some of them are over the top gorgeous, the shitty ones makes you appreciate the amazing ones that much better and are just another one of those experiences you'll have shared with the rest of the contiki crew. So take it with a grain of salt...and ignore those bad reviewers out there. Everyone has a good time on Contiki unless you are just miserable and choose not to.
Review written Oct 2011event 0.3
14 Jun 2010 - 11 Jul 2010
Was definitely the best time of my life!!!! We had an amazing group, everybody got along and our group leaders Lara and Levi (driver) were awesome! Visited so many monuments and crossed them off the bucket list! If you only had a small amount of time to spend oversea's .. You would see everything with this tour! Its pretty full on though and definitely expect some seedy days on the bus :) Worth every minute of pain though!!!!
Review written Jan 2011event 0.3