London to Athens » Review by iclyne
This trip is an amazing way to see Western Europe. FInishing in Greece is absolutely amazing!! Love how you have 2-3 nights in 99% of locations. There is no rushed pace to this at all.
Would have loved for it to keep going as the worst part about the trip was saying goodbye to all of my Contiki family. Truely is a great way to meet people. Lifelong friends on this trip!
My suggestions are if you are a real foody to maybe skip SOME (but definitely not all) optional dinners and find your own spots. Contiki's optional dinners are more about the company your with than the food. So you have to choose between good food and a more expensive night or awesome company and OK food for a very reasonable price.
All of the other optional's I think are epic. If you are going to do your own thing there is one optional you must do. I really think its compulsory. Go on George's Boat. The most amazing day sailing around the Mediterannean!
Hopefully your Tour Manager will be as amazing as ours and tell you how to make sure you skip the ques (got into the collosseum in about 30 seconds and the louvre in maybe 10 seconds).
I found most people on our tour also stuck around to do their own time around the greek islands so if you can leave time at the end for some more nights to spend on Ios or Santorini.
Would do the trip again in a heartbeat!
Review written Jun 2012event 0.3