I've done, two Contiki Europe trips with a suitcase and it was alright but would've rather used a travel backpack. Dragging a suitcase through all cobblestone roads in Europe isn't really the most ideal especially with a fast paced style of travel. There are times where the Contiki Bus can't drop you off in front of the hotel/hostel/campground because the streets are too narrow or there is traffic so the group will have to walk. Then there are places like hostels, where if they have elevators they are small, slow and packed. It's much easier to take the stairs if you don't have a suitcase. Then there are also campgrounds, transit stations, etc. I'm going on my 3rd Contiki trip in a month and I'm definitely bringing a backpack. Just make sure if you're going with a backpack to go with a Travel Backpack and not a Hiking/Trekking Backpack. In all, the difference isn't that much, I'd rather be dragging a suitcase after a night of partying, but having a backpack is definitely ideal when you want to get to point A to point B quick and efficiently.
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