European Whirl

Tour Length
19 days

European Whirl » Review by Michael

  • 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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