30 Jun 2014 - 18 Jul 2014
Be aware that by booking this trip you will be starting a tour half way through another, meaning; most of the people you will be travelling with started their trip in London on The Easy Rider tour a few weeks earlier. I had a great time on The Easy Roller tour but when I got home every time someone asks me "Hey! how was your trip to Europe?" I would say "Great! but....". This is because by the time I arrived there everyone had already bonded, had stories that I wasn't a part of and had inside jokes/sayings/songs that I didn't know, so I had to learn them in order to keep up. Don't get me wrong, everyone was awesome, the mix of people was perfect, the tour manager was amazing and the experiences were great. I would use Contiki again but I don't recommend this tour as you my regret being "the newbee" in the group. I joined on the same day as 9 people who were in three friend groups, that left me..out of the entire tour I was the only one who knew no one...great. None of us 10 arrivals knew we would be joining a tour half way as it is either written no where or very well hidden on the website. I tried to go with it and just soak up the experience BUT when I look back I get a kind of disappointed feeling. I am a 20 yr old student, I used almost all of my savings from when I was 15, working through High School and Uni part time. New Zealand money doesn't get you very far. I loved my trip but for the amount of money I spent I regret the fact that I get the disappointed feeling to go with those memories. I would most definitely do things differently next time.
Review written Oct 2014event 0.3