23 Jun 2014 - 30 Jun 2014
Working full time I needed a way to see the highlights of Greece and this contiki tour delivered. The land component of the tour was great with high quality hotels, knowledgeable local guides and a clean, safe and air-conditioned bus to get you around. Alex was Greek and put up with our silly questions and looked out for us as we explored athens and local towns. After four days the group split for those doing the 3-day or 7-day cruise. I chose the three day and thought I would get a lot out of it, 5 towns in 3 days. Unfortuntely you are left wanting more as you feel rushed through Mykonos and Santorini especially. There are no over night stays in any of the ports. The cruise ship was old but had everything you needed to enjoy the adventure. I would recommend spending a bit more for twin share as triple share on the ship was overkill. The only negative was the first night optional meal that everyone felt obligated to attend was way overpriced, low quality and boring. Thank fully everything improved from there. We had a great group of tour mates and everyone made an effort. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who is time poor and wants to see the sites but have fun along the way.
Review written Jul 2014event 0.3
26 May 2014 - 02 Jun 2014
The tour starts off with four days in Athens, Dephi and Olympia which I felt was sufficient to see the land portion of Greece and the historical things you want to see. The hotels provide oh-my-god amazing views, especially in Delphi. The tour takes you to all the tiny mom and pop restaurants which is nice and you get a real taste of Greece. Nightlife is amazing and the tour manager was able to point us in the right direction each time.
The reason I put four stars instead of five was that I felt I didn't get enough time to see the islands. I could give up Patmos and Kusadasi for more time in Santorini and Mykonos. If you're looking at this tour may I suggest the longer cruise or the island hopper that leaves you more time in the islands, you WILL NOT regret it. If you can get the time off work DO IT!!! That is my only complaint which is not really Contiki but the cruise and tour itself.
This was my first over seas trip and it opened my eyes to traveling and it truly was a life changing experience.
Review written Jun 2014event 0.3
15 May 2011 - 23 May 2011
Absolutely everything to do with the trip was amazing. I never expected the trip to be as awesome as it was. Everything was very organized which made the stay very enjoyable and relaxing! Couldn't have asked for better.
Review written Oct 2011event 0.3
15 May 2011 - 23 May 2011
Had a great time. Hotels were clean. Would have appreciated if contiki advised on visa and gave a little more free time.
Review written Sep 2011event 0.3
27 Sep 2010 - 04 Oct 2010
NZ is an awesome place to vist. The kiwi accents r funny and the people r so friendly. The best part of the trip would be bungee jumping, gorgeous scenery and lots of things to do. Plus its only a 3hr flight from syd which is added bonus. The only thing that sucked was that it rained practically the whole time in Jan when it was sposed 2 b summer!!! 2 weeks is def long enough to see all of what NZ has 2 offer.
Review written Mar 2011event 0.3