European Whirl

Tour Length
19 days
From
US$2665
Overview Reviews

  • Jacob
  • Jacob
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 10 Countries
European Whirl

Live it up!

18 Aug 2014 - 04 Sep 2014

First of all there is no perfect amount of time for a contiki tour I come to realise. A lot of people told me not to do a long one as it tends to drag on. I can tell you now it solely depends on the people in your group and I/we could have done this trip for the rest of our lives! 18 days was so fast and everybody grew so close to each other in such a short space. It will be an experience I'll never forget. Also Jake our tour manager with his laid back but knowledgeable personality made quite the difference. They probably say it to everyone but I truly felt this was the best group his ever had, it certainly felt that way anyway to the point where the whole bus was crying saying goodbye to one another at the end. Tiago our bus driver also made this your great, his bus tunes and funny quirky personality just added to it all. The wake up song and the arrival song I really enjoyed, to the point where I've made it my ringtone just because I never want to forget this amazing experience. Pay for the extras, you won't be disappointed! Money shouldn't be an issue, live it up! That's what you're there for! Only thing I could recommend is bring a neck pillow. Came very much in handy! Will be booking another contiki in the near future! Thanks jake and tiago, thanks contiki and thanks all my new friends :)

Review written Sep 2014

My Contiki was: Jake, Love, Amazing

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  • Jacob
  • Jacob
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 10 Countries
European Whirl

Live it up!

18 Aug 2014 - 04 Sep 2014

First of all there is no perfect amount of time for a contiki tour I come to realise. A lot of people told me not to do a long one as it tends to drag on. I can tell you now it solely depends on the people in your group and I/we could have done this trip for the rest of our lives! 18 days was so fast and everybody grew so close to each other in such a short space. It will be an experience I'll never forget. Also Jake our tour manager with his laid back but knowledgeable personality made quite the difference. They probably say it to everyone but I truly felt this was the best group his ever had, it certainly felt that way anyway to the point where the whole bus was crying saying goodbye to one another at the end. Tiago our bus driver also made this your great, his bus tunes and funny quirky personality just added to it all. The wake up song and the arrival song I really enjoyed, to the point where I've made it my ringtone just because I never want to forget this amazing experience. Pay for the extras, you won't be disappointed! Money shouldn't be an issue, live it up! That's what you're there for! Only thing I could recommend is bring a neck pillow. Came very much in handy! Will be booking another contiki in the near future! Thanks jake and tiago, thanks contiki and thanks all my new friends :)

Review written Sep 2014

My Contiki was: Jake, Love, Amazing

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European Whirl
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

European Whirl

30 Jul 2014 - 16 Aug 2014

This tour was more than I could have ever expected! When you read these reviews before going on a Contiki you try to imagine yourself on it, but there is no way you can be ready for what is about to come your way. From the moment we stepped onto the bus as strangers and used "speed dating" to get to know each other, after two days everyone felt like family, including our manager and bus driver. We were so lucky that our group bonded so well and were so friendly.
The whole trip was a whirlwind you were constantly on the move but it was great as there was no time to be bored! A highlight would have to be staying in Hopftgarten with all the conitiki staff and dancing the night away covered in fluro paint. Also Paragliding off the Austrian Alps with bright blue skies, green grass and breathtaking views there was no way to pass this up as an optional.
If you are going on this tour GET A FLU SHOT OR TAKE MEDICINE, you will get sick. We could have easily made a song of coughs due to everyone having the Contiki Plague, but that didn't stop us from partying every night and still getting up at 7 am to go for a day filled of sightseeing. Huge thank you to Peps (tour manager) and Erno (bus driver) for putting up with our crazy group and joining in on our nights out. If you only have a short time to travel do not go past this tour there is no way you can be disappointed.
The memories and friends made on this tour will never be forgotten!!!

Review written Aug 2014

My Contiki was: Crazy , Unforgettable , Life Changing

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European Whirl
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

European Whirl

30 Jul 2014 - 16 Aug 2014

This tour was more than I could have ever expected! When you read these reviews before going on a Contiki you try to imagine yourself on it, but there is no way you can be ready for what is about to come your way. From the moment we stepped onto the bus as strangers and used "speed dating" to get to know each other, after two days everyone felt like family, including our manager and bus driver. We were so lucky that our group bonded so well and were so friendly.
The whole trip was a whirlwind you were constantly on the move but it was great as there was no time to be bored! A highlight would have to be staying in Hopftgarten with all the conitiki staff and dancing the night away covered in fluro paint. Also Paragliding off the Austrian Alps with bright blue skies, green grass and breathtaking views there was no way to pass this up as an optional.
If you are going on this tour GET A FLU SHOT OR TAKE MEDICINE, you will get sick. We could have easily made a song of coughs due to everyone having the Contiki Plague, but that didn't stop us from partying every night and still getting up at 7 am to go for a day filled of sightseeing. Huge thank you to Peps (tour manager) and Erno (bus driver) for putting up with our crazy group and joining in on our nights out. If you only have a short time to travel do not go past this tour there is no way you can be disappointed.
The memories and friends made on this tour will never be forgotten!!!

Review written Aug 2014

My Contiki was: Crazy , Unforgettable , Life Changing

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  • Alanna
  • Alanna
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 10 Countries
European Whirl
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Trip of a Lifetime!

09 Jul 2014 - 27 Jul 2014

My best friend and I booked this trip and I couldn't have been happier!

The trip is fast paced, many late nights and early mornings, but after a few days you get into the swing of things. While we had 53 people on our tour, nearly everyone was friendly and easy to get along with and I definitely made some friends for life. The downside with travelling with a big group is you will get sick, and everyone did. (Make sure to bring medicine!)

I didn't expect to do all the optional MeTimes but in the end it was definitely worth it. The only ones I opted out of were the Mountain Bike tour in Austria and visiting the top of Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland (and I'm OK with that!) Our tour manager was so organized and made the trip a total breeze. She also knew tons of history about each place we visited and could point out lesser-known attractions we could do.

The best thing with a budget tour like this is to have no expectations. That way, you aren't disappointed if the included food isn't that great, or if the accommodations aren't what you thought. Overall, I thought everything was great for the price - You get to see countless cities and countries in such a short time and hopefully have the time of your life!

Review written Aug 2014

My Contiki was: adventure, exciting, fast-paced

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  • Alanna
  • Alanna
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 10 Countries
European Whirl
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Trip of a Lifetime!

09 Jul 2014 - 27 Jul 2014

My best friend and I booked this trip and I couldn't have been happier!

The trip is fast paced, many late nights and early mornings, but after a few days you get into the swing of things. While we had 53 people on our tour, nearly everyone was friendly and easy to get along with and I definitely made some friends for life. The downside with travelling with a big group is you will get sick, and everyone did. (Make sure to bring medicine!)

I didn't expect to do all the optional MeTimes but in the end it was definitely worth it. The only ones I opted out of were the Mountain Bike tour in Austria and visiting the top of Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland (and I'm OK with that!) Our tour manager was so organized and made the trip a total breeze. She also knew tons of history about each place we visited and could point out lesser-known attractions we could do.

The best thing with a budget tour like this is to have no expectations. That way, you aren't disappointed if the included food isn't that great, or if the accommodations aren't what you thought. Overall, I thought everything was great for the price - You get to see countless cities and countries in such a short time and hopefully have the time of your life!

Review written Aug 2014

My Contiki was: adventure, exciting, fast-paced

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  • Simone
  • Simone
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 10 Countries
European Whirl
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Unforgettable Experience Of A Life Time

27 Jun 2014 - 14 Jul 2014

I went on the European Whirl June 27th- July 14th. i met my group in Amsterdam and the minute i met all 52 of them i instantly liked them. I got to know them all really well and made amazing friends. We started in Amsterdam and it was mad fun drinking and going out to these cool clubs, then we went to Berlin were we got to watch Berlin play in the world cup and that was the best thing to do :) then off to Prague and enjoyed the history and culture there, then we did a one day stop in Munich and i did the ME TIME activity Mikes Bike Tour and YOU HAVE TO DO IT this bike tour is the funniest and best bike ride i have ever been on you see so much of Munich in so little time with this great bike tour and you laugh the whole way. Then we went for another 1 night stop in the Austrian Tyrol and that was just BEAUTIFUL we also had our Tight, White & Bright Party at the place we were staying and that was a fun party with my contiki group and other contiki groups as well :) then we went to the beautiful country ITALY we stayed in campsites through out the whole time in Italy and they were alright (you will need your sleeping bag there and in Venice buy mozzie spray as they will bite you bad) Venice is a beautiful city i could live there, Rome didn't interest me that much but thats my personal opinion you may think different of Rome. We only had 1 day in Florence and from what i saw it is a beautiful city. We had our group photo and dinner in Florence which is a ME TIME OPTIONAL and i suggest you do it as its amazing and after dinner we went to a karaoke bar and drank and sang the night away ( hahahaha- Oh and eat lots of GELATI in Italy i did its so AMAZINGLY GOOD) we then headed up to Switzerland and it was cold but OMG such beautiful views and such a beautiful place we stayed in. another ME TIME OPTIONAL in Switzerland is going up to the top of Europe in the snow called JUNGFRAUJOCH and i enjoyed that heaps (but pack warm clothing as you will need it and Switzerland is expensive so if you are thinking you want to eat at the snow buy food at the place your staying and take it up there as its very expensive up the top of the mountain) then after that we headed to our last stop PARIS and just like the talk it is a BEAUTIFUL CITY we went as a group in free time on the first night we all bought wine and champagne and went to the Eiffel Tower at midnight and watched it light up it was so beautiful. Then the last night we had out goodbye dinner and cabaret show and those are both ME TIME OPTIONALS and you have to do them as its a fantastic night out with everyone for pretty much the last time :) then on the morning everyone left i was staying in Paris 1 extra night and i didn't think it would be that hard but saying goodbye to 52 people you have been with on and off a bus with and shared rooms with and toured around Europe with for the last 18days is so hard and sad to say goodbye to them i cried but i know i will have a friendship with them for life and will catch up with them soon :) This was my first ever CONTIKI TOUR and i LOVED IT i now have the travel bug and i will be booking to go on another Contiki December 2015 but on an American Tour - if you are hesitating about doing a contiki tour or hesitating about doing this tour - DONT HESITATE just do it as you will not regret it and you will have the best time ever and also don't be nervous going by yourself as i went by myself and i made the most amazing friends and had the most amazing time ever :)

Review written Jul 2014

My Contiki was: european whirl, best trip ever, no regrets

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  • Simone
  • Simone
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 10 Countries
European Whirl
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Unforgettable Experience Of A Life Time

27 Jun 2014 - 14 Jul 2014

I went on the European Whirl June 27th- July 14th. i met my group in Amsterdam and the minute i met all 52 of them i instantly liked them. I got to know them all really well and made amazing friends. We started in Amsterdam and it was mad fun drinking and going out to these cool clubs, then we went to Berlin were we got to watch Berlin play in the world cup and that was the best thing to do :) then off to Prague and enjoyed the history and culture there, then we did a one day stop in Munich and i did the ME TIME activity Mikes Bike Tour and YOU HAVE TO DO IT this bike tour is the funniest and best bike ride i have ever been on you see so much of Munich in so little time with this great bike tour and you laugh the whole way. Then we went for another 1 night stop in the Austrian Tyrol and that was just BEAUTIFUL we also had our Tight, White & Bright Party at the place we were staying and that was a fun party with my contiki group and other contiki groups as well :) then we went to the beautiful country ITALY we stayed in campsites through out the whole time in Italy and they were alright (you will need your sleeping bag there and in Venice buy mozzie spray as they will bite you bad) Venice is a beautiful city i could live there, Rome didn't interest me that much but thats my personal opinion you may think different of Rome. We only had 1 day in Florence and from what i saw it is a beautiful city. We had our group photo and dinner in Florence which is a ME TIME OPTIONAL and i suggest you do it as its amazing and after dinner we went to a karaoke bar and drank and sang the night away ( hahahaha- Oh and eat lots of GELATI in Italy i did its so AMAZINGLY GOOD) we then headed up to Switzerland and it was cold but OMG such beautiful views and such a beautiful place we stayed in. another ME TIME OPTIONAL in Switzerland is going up to the top of Europe in the snow called JUNGFRAUJOCH and i enjoyed that heaps (but pack warm clothing as you will need it and Switzerland is expensive so if you are thinking you want to eat at the snow buy food at the place your staying and take it up there as its very expensive up the top of the mountain) then after that we headed to our last stop PARIS and just like the talk it is a BEAUTIFUL CITY we went as a group in free time on the first night we all bought wine and champagne and went to the Eiffel Tower at midnight and watched it light up it was so beautiful. Then the last night we had out goodbye dinner and cabaret show and those are both ME TIME OPTIONALS and you have to do them as its a fantastic night out with everyone for pretty much the last time :) then on the morning everyone left i was staying in Paris 1 extra night and i didn't think it would be that hard but saying goodbye to 52 people you have been with on and off a bus with and shared rooms with and toured around Europe with for the last 18days is so hard and sad to say goodbye to them i cried but i know i will have a friendship with them for life and will catch up with them soon :) This was my first ever CONTIKI TOUR and i LOVED IT i now have the travel bug and i will be booking to go on another Contiki December 2015 but on an American Tour - if you are hesitating about doing a contiki tour or hesitating about doing this tour - DONT HESITATE just do it as you will not regret it and you will have the best time ever and also don't be nervous going by yourself as i went by myself and i made the most amazing friends and had the most amazing time ever :)

Review written Jul 2014

My Contiki was: european whirl, best trip ever, no regrets

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European Whirl
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Best 18 days of my life #noregrets

01 Jul 2013 - 18 Jul 2013

There's nothing more amazing than flying half way around the world and jumping on a coach with 50 like-minded strangers and travelling to some of the most beautiful, historic and unique places on earth.
I had the most amazing group of people; however we were all very different personality wise. Despite this, by day 4 we were all pretty much family!
All the places we visited were simply amazing, however the only criticisim I have of the trip is that the optionals were often a rip off (e.g. average food for crazy prices).
The Contiki staff and stop-over sites were awesome, definitely added to the trip a lot. I partiularly enjoyed the stop-overs where Contiki hosted themed parties and we got the chance to mix and mingle with other Contiki groups.
Loved my Contiki experience, will be back doing another trip as son as my bank account allows for it!
Thanks Contiki, keep up the good work!

Review written Sep 2013

My Contiki was: Amazing, Crazy, NoRegrets

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European Whirl
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Best 18 days of my life #noregrets

01 Jul 2013 - 18 Jul 2013

There's nothing more amazing than flying half way around the world and jumping on a coach with 50 like-minded strangers and travelling to some of the most beautiful, historic and unique places on earth.
I had the most amazing group of people; however we were all very different personality wise. Despite this, by day 4 we were all pretty much family!
All the places we visited were simply amazing, however the only criticisim I have of the trip is that the optionals were often a rip off (e.g. average food for crazy prices).
The Contiki staff and stop-over sites were awesome, definitely added to the trip a lot. I partiularly enjoyed the stop-overs where Contiki hosted themed parties and we got the chance to mix and mingle with other Contiki groups.
Loved my Contiki experience, will be back doing another trip as son as my bank account allows for it!
Thanks Contiki, keep up the good work!

Review written Sep 2013

My Contiki was: Amazing, Crazy, NoRegrets

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  • Dan
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 10 Countries
European Whirl
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A Whirl-Wind Adventure

18 Jul 2013 - 04 Aug 2013

For those of you that may be interested, this is a quick run down of what we did on the first day.

We started our tour in London and quickly made our way via ferry to Amsterdam. Amsterdam is an amazing city. Full of bikes and quirky buildings. We explored the city on foot. We checked out the local shopping district and we had a Bratwurst (German Style sausage) for lunch. We saw the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam and chilled out in front of the iconic 'I Amsterdam' sign. For those doing the optional extras of the Sea Palace Lunch- I'd highly recommend it. It was tasty Indonesian cuisine and plenty of free drinks. The other optional was a river cruise, which turned out to be a party boat with beer, wine and champange! We then hit the town and toured the red light district checking out the prostitutes of Amsterdam (looking of course..). Some of the guys went to the local coffee shops for some 'grass'. Others stayed and saw a live sex show, which was a mixture of sexy and hilariousness. That was our first night in Amsterdam. Others went out and hit the town afterwards, while some of us crashed in our hostel.

I could describe the other 18 days but you'll have to experience it for yourself. The accommodation in general was quite good. There were a few hotel upgrades and all hostels and cabins had the essentials and more. Our tour guide and bus driver, Kate and Phillipe, were great. They were incredibly organised and work hard to make the trip memorable as possible. The ME time extras do cost more. I spent about 350 euro extra on ME extras but they were well worth it. Things such as paragliding, whitewater rafting, gondolas in Venice, pub crawls, river cruises all added to the experience. The experience was incredibly intense. Be prepared to be exhausted after the end of the trip. One of the best aspects of the trip was how we managed to get so much done (in terms of sightseeing, partying, making friends, and other experiences) in such as short period of time. Our group bonded really well together and everyone was incredibly friendly.

If you are after a intense and wild time and want to see Europe quickly at an incredibly good price, I'd definitely recommend this trip. Only downside is that there was limited time in each city. So if you are looking to spend a while (more than two days) in each city maybe look somewhere else. Otherwise- 5 STARS

Review written Aug 2013

My Contiki was: Intense, Wild, Memorable

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  • Dan
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 10 Countries
European Whirl
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A Whirl-Wind Adventure

18 Jul 2013 - 04 Aug 2013

For those of you that may be interested, this is a quick run down of what we did on the first day.

We started our tour in London and quickly made our way via ferry to Amsterdam. Amsterdam is an amazing city. Full of bikes and quirky buildings. We explored the city on foot. We checked out the local shopping district and we had a Bratwurst (German Style sausage) for lunch. We saw the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam and chilled out in front of the iconic 'I Amsterdam' sign. For those doing the optional extras of the Sea Palace Lunch- I'd highly recommend it. It was tasty Indonesian cuisine and plenty of free drinks. The other optional was a river cruise, which turned out to be a party boat with beer, wine and champange! We then hit the town and toured the red light district checking out the prostitutes of Amsterdam (looking of course..). Some of the guys went to the local coffee shops for some 'grass'. Others stayed and saw a live sex show, which was a mixture of sexy and hilariousness. That was our first night in Amsterdam. Others went out and hit the town afterwards, while some of us crashed in our hostel.

I could describe the other 18 days but you'll have to experience it for yourself. The accommodation in general was quite good. There were a few hotel upgrades and all hostels and cabins had the essentials and more. Our tour guide and bus driver, Kate and Phillipe, were great. They were incredibly organised and work hard to make the trip memorable as possible. The ME time extras do cost more. I spent about 350 euro extra on ME extras but they were well worth it. Things such as paragliding, whitewater rafting, gondolas in Venice, pub crawls, river cruises all added to the experience. The experience was incredibly intense. Be prepared to be exhausted after the end of the trip. One of the best aspects of the trip was how we managed to get so much done (in terms of sightseeing, partying, making friends, and other experiences) in such as short period of time. Our group bonded really well together and everyone was incredibly friendly.

If you are after a intense and wild time and want to see Europe quickly at an incredibly good price, I'd definitely recommend this trip. Only downside is that there was limited time in each city. So if you are looking to spend a while (more than two days) in each city maybe look somewhere else. Otherwise- 5 STARS

Review written Aug 2013

My Contiki was: Intense, Wild, Memorable

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  • Michael
  • Michael
  • Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 14 Countries
European Whirl
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

One of the most memorable trips of my life

04 Jun 2010 - 23 Jun 2010

Three years later I'm still talking with many of my fellow travelers regularly on facebook. This was my first European trip and it was a great introduction to a lot of major European cities as well as some beautiful mountainsides in the Alps. The optional activities were all fun however the optional meals were AWFUL. The Indonesian meal in Amsterdam, Italian meal in Florence, and meal in Paris were all terrible and they weren't cheap so I would suggest avoiding them. The quality of the food made it clear that these restaurants did not care about our satisfaction. It was nice to at least to spend more quality time with my tour mates but if I did it again I would have gotten a group of friends together and dined somewhere else.
My only other complaint was the hotel in Amsterdam was pretty dumpy and in a dodgy area. Ironically, all of the other accommodations, which were campsites and hostels, were absolutely superb. Overall it was an excellent trip.

Review written May 2013

My Contiki was: lifetime, friends, amazing

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  • Michael
  • Michael
  • Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 14 Countries
European Whirl
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

One of the most memorable trips of my life

04 Jun 2010 - 23 Jun 2010

Three years later I'm still talking with many of my fellow travelers regularly on facebook. This was my first European trip and it was a great introduction to a lot of major European cities as well as some beautiful mountainsides in the Alps. The optional activities were all fun however the optional meals were AWFUL. The Indonesian meal in Amsterdam, Italian meal in Florence, and meal in Paris were all terrible and they weren't cheap so I would suggest avoiding them. The quality of the food made it clear that these restaurants did not care about our satisfaction. It was nice to at least to spend more quality time with my tour mates but if I did it again I would have gotten a group of friends together and dined somewhere else.
My only other complaint was the hotel in Amsterdam was pretty dumpy and in a dodgy area. Ironically, all of the other accommodations, which were campsites and hostels, were absolutely superb. Overall it was an excellent trip.

Review written May 2013

My Contiki was: lifetime, friends, amazing

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  • Dannielle
  • Dannielle
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 12 Countries
European Whirl
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A trip of a life time!

22 May 2012 - 08 Jun 2012

Nearly a year ago now I experienced one of the most amazing adventures of my life, the contiki European whirl! Contiki is the best way to see just about everything in any country you've selected. The European whirl has most definitely given me the travel bug! The 18 day tour was one unforgettable experience, you make tones of friends, see all different places and experience loads of new foods/activities. The accomodation was good and the bus driver and tour manager were a blast.

Must do!

Review written Feb 2013

My Contiki was: Unforgettable!, Amazing!, Loved it!

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  • Dannielle
  • Dannielle
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 12 Countries
European Whirl
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A trip of a life time!

22 May 2012 - 08 Jun 2012

Nearly a year ago now I experienced one of the most amazing adventures of my life, the contiki European whirl! Contiki is the best way to see just about everything in any country you've selected. The European whirl has most definitely given me the travel bug! The 18 day tour was one unforgettable experience, you make tones of friends, see all different places and experience loads of new foods/activities. The accomodation was good and the bus driver and tour manager were a blast.

Must do!

Review written Feb 2013

My Contiki was: Unforgettable!, Amazing!, Loved it!

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European Whirl
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

GREAT EXPERIENCE ,BEST TIME OF MY LIFE !!!!!!

14 Jul 2009 - 31 Jul 2009

I HAD HEARD A LOT ABOUT CONTIKI TOURS BUT WAS NOT PREPARED FOR SUCH AN AWESOME TRAVEL EXPERIENCE!

FROM THE TIME I LEFT SOUTH AFRICA AND JOINED THE TOUR IN LONDON I HAD NO IDEA WHAT AN AMAZING 18 DAYS LAY AHEAD OF ME! 

THE THOUGHT OF VISITING 10 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE IN 18 DAYS WAS VERY EXCITING.  TRAVELLING SOLO WAS QUITE DAUNTING BUT I NEEDN’T HAVE WORRIED AS EVERYONE WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND WE INSTANTLY CONNECTED AND BECAME GREAT MATES!  THE ORGANISATION AND STAFF FROM THE VERY BEGINING WERE OUTSTANDING AND NOTHING SEEMED TO BE TOO MUCH TROUBLE FOR THEM.

 ALTHOUGH THE DISTANCES TRAVELLED ON THE BUS WERE LONG AND EXHAUSTING, THE COMFORT AND GREAT MUSIC HELPED TO GET EVERYONE INTO A PARTY MOOD AND SHORTENED THE TRIP CONSIDERABLY.  THE SCENERY THAT WE PASSED THROUGH IN EUROPE WAS TRULY SPECACTACULAR AND OUR TOUR LEADER MADE SURE WE DID NOT MISS A THING WHEN WE REACHED THE COUNTRY OF OUR DESTINATION.

THE ACCOMMODATION WAS GENERALLY GOOD BUT THERE WERE A FEW PLACES THAT YOU HAD TO COME OUT OF YOUR OWN CUSHY COMFORT ZONE TO ADAPT TO - BUT, HEY, IT WAS ONLY A PLACE TO SLEEP AFTER ALL!
 IT WAS GREAT TO TASTE THE TRADITIONAL DISHES OF EACH COUNTRY AND TO ENJOY GREAT RESTAURANTS WITH WONDERUL ATMOSPHERES.  EVERY EVENING WAS A PARTY!

THE OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED ON THIS TOUR WERE EXCEPTIONAL AND VERY WELL RESEARCHED.  I PARTICULARLY ENJOYED THE  WHITE WATER RAFTING & MOUNTAIN BIKING IN THE AUSTRIAN TYROL AND WOULD RECOMMEND TAKING THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO AS MANY OF THE ACITIVIES OFFERED AS POSSIBLE – WELL WORTH THE EXTRA EXPENSE.

MY CONTIKI TOUR WAS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF MY LIFE AND ALTHOUGH IT WAS NOT A CHEAP HOLIDAY IT WAS WELL WORTH SPENDING MY HARD EARNED SAVINGS ON!  IT WAS GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY AND A CHANCE TO MEET AND MAKE WONDERFUL FRIENDS FROM MANY DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD AND TO SHARE GREAT TIMES TOGETHER.

I WOULD RECOMMEND A CONTIKI TOUR TO ANYBODY WANTING TO EXPERIENCE A LIFE CHANGING HOLIDAY – I AM ALREADY SAVING FOR MY NEXT ONE!
GO CONTIKI I!!!

Review written Nov 2012

My Contiki was: ADDICTIVE, UNFORGETTABLE, AWESOME

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European Whirl
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

GREAT EXPERIENCE ,BEST TIME OF MY LIFE !!!!!!

14 Jul 2009 - 31 Jul 2009

I HAD HEARD A LOT ABOUT CONTIKI TOURS BUT WAS NOT PREPARED FOR SUCH AN AWESOME TRAVEL EXPERIENCE!

FROM THE TIME I LEFT SOUTH AFRICA AND JOINED THE TOUR IN LONDON I HAD NO IDEA WHAT AN AMAZING 18 DAYS LAY AHEAD OF ME! 

THE THOUGHT OF VISITING 10 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE IN 18 DAYS WAS VERY EXCITING.  TRAVELLING SOLO WAS QUITE DAUNTING BUT I NEEDN’T HAVE WORRIED AS EVERYONE WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND WE INSTANTLY CONNECTED AND BECAME GREAT MATES!  THE ORGANISATION AND STAFF FROM THE VERY BEGINING WERE OUTSTANDING AND NOTHING SEEMED TO BE TOO MUCH TROUBLE FOR THEM.

 ALTHOUGH THE DISTANCES TRAVELLED ON THE BUS WERE LONG AND EXHAUSTING, THE COMFORT AND GREAT MUSIC HELPED TO GET EVERYONE INTO A PARTY MOOD AND SHORTENED THE TRIP CONSIDERABLY.  THE SCENERY THAT WE PASSED THROUGH IN EUROPE WAS TRULY SPECACTACULAR AND OUR TOUR LEADER MADE SURE WE DID NOT MISS A THING WHEN WE REACHED THE COUNTRY OF OUR DESTINATION.

THE ACCOMMODATION WAS GENERALLY GOOD BUT THERE WERE A FEW PLACES THAT YOU HAD TO COME OUT OF YOUR OWN CUSHY COMFORT ZONE TO ADAPT TO - BUT, HEY, IT WAS ONLY A PLACE TO SLEEP AFTER ALL!
 IT WAS GREAT TO TASTE THE TRADITIONAL DISHES OF EACH COUNTRY AND TO ENJOY GREAT RESTAURANTS WITH WONDERUL ATMOSPHERES.  EVERY EVENING WAS A PARTY!

THE OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED ON THIS TOUR WERE EXCEPTIONAL AND VERY WELL RESEARCHED.  I PARTICULARLY ENJOYED THE  WHITE WATER RAFTING & MOUNTAIN BIKING IN THE AUSTRIAN TYROL AND WOULD RECOMMEND TAKING THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO AS MANY OF THE ACITIVIES OFFERED AS POSSIBLE – WELL WORTH THE EXTRA EXPENSE.

MY CONTIKI TOUR WAS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF MY LIFE AND ALTHOUGH IT WAS NOT A CHEAP HOLIDAY IT WAS WELL WORTH SPENDING MY HARD EARNED SAVINGS ON!  IT WAS GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY AND A CHANCE TO MEET AND MAKE WONDERFUL FRIENDS FROM MANY DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD AND TO SHARE GREAT TIMES TOGETHER.

I WOULD RECOMMEND A CONTIKI TOUR TO ANYBODY WANTING TO EXPERIENCE A LIFE CHANGING HOLIDAY – I AM ALREADY SAVING FOR MY NEXT ONE!
GO CONTIKI I!!!

Review written Nov 2012

My Contiki was: ADDICTIVE, UNFORGETTABLE, AWESOME

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  • Tidda
  • Tidda
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 10 Countries
European Whirl
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The whirl

30 Aug 2012 - 16 Sep 2012

Had such an amazing time meeting so many beautiful people and seeing so many amazing coutries..Contiki is defs the way to go if you want value for money.This was my second contiki and i was no dissapointed.Good work Contiki..Its hard to name your highlights when there were just so many but one ill never forget was paragliding in Austria,the view and moment was just perfect.Would defs recommend the Whirl for any peeps travelling to Europe.

Review written Oct 2012

My Contiki was: Amazing, breath taking, unforgetable

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  • Tidda
  • Tidda
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 10 Countries
European Whirl
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The whirl

30 Aug 2012 - 16 Sep 2012

Had such an amazing time meeting so many beautiful people and seeing so many amazing coutries..Contiki is defs the way to go if you want value for money.This was my second contiki and i was no dissapointed.Good work Contiki..Its hard to name your highlights when there were just so many but one ill never forget was paragliding in Austria,the view and moment was just perfect.Would defs recommend the Whirl for any peeps travelling to Europe.

Review written Oct 2012

My Contiki was: Amazing, breath taking, unforgetable

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Accommodation

  • 18 nights accommodation: 1 night in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet, 5 nights in Contiki Village cabins, 5 nights in hotel upgrade, 5 nights in hostels
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with electrical outlets for charging
  • Ferry crossings

Team

  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Contiki’s exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

Food

  • 26 meals included in Food Fund:
  • 17 breakfasts
  • 9 dinners

Inclusions

  • 10 World Heritage Sites visited
  • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam
  • Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house
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Me Time

  • Canal cruise (1 hour)
  • Sea Palace Restaurant
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$140
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay

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