Mediterranean Trail plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise

Tour Length
13 days

Mediterranean Trail plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise » Review by lou_85

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Mediterranean Trail plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise

Fun in the Sun! (and rain!)

08 May 2012 - 21 May 2012

I have just finished this tour a couple of days ago and I had the best time. It started in Rome - most people were there a few days early so we didn't really need the free day other than to nurse our hangovers - it would of been great to have an extra day in Sorrento or Corfu. Everything in Rome was fabulous, how could you not like the history, culture and especially the food!. From Rome we headed south to Sorrento via Pompeii - its a must see! It was amazing - take a hat and water though, it was bloody hot!. Then we were in Sorrento - absolutely gorgeous and then the Isle of Capri was fantastic but one thing I wasn't overly stoked about was the optional of the Blue Grotto, it was about 12.50 euros and it was not worth it - you see similar blue water in different areas, don't waste your money. Then off to Corfu and the Contiki village and George's Boat! Its a must do optional - George is hilarious and its a great day - I don't want to give any info away but I wish I could go again, the day I was there it was cold and raining but we still had so much fun. After Corfu was Athens - the Acropolis made the trip, we were also lucky enough to be there to see the Olympic flame too. From Athens most of the tour group went on the 3 day cruise (some didn't and some went on the 7 day option) to Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos and Santorini. I would of liked more time in Mykonos, Kusadasi (shopping heaven) and just not stopped at Patmos at all (it had a lot of religious aspects and I'm not religious) but Santorini was my favourite - we spent the whole day there and I rid a donkey up the hill, it was hilarious, if you're not sure whether you should do it just go for it, it takes about 15 minutes, depending if you have a stubborn donkey or not but I loved it.
In regards to tour mates I went on my own and had a great roomie - that really made the trip, the rest of the tour were great too and our tour manages were awesome - one for the land portion and one for the 3 day cruise.
My overall highlights were The Vatican, Sorrento, Pompeii, George's Boat, The Acropolis and Santorini. Also the food and drinks on the cruise are awesome - its all you can eat and with drinks it was just under 70 euros for all you could drink for the 3 days (alcoholic, non-alcoholic, tea, coffee, juice, water etc) and also try a Gyros - or 10 in Greece - yum!.

Review written May 2012

My Contiki was: Great Food, History, Party

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