Jen

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27-year-old

I met my fiance on my 1st contiki :) I LOVE contiki!

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2 tours

5 countries

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Tours I've Done

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Amazing Race

Simply Italy 2 countries \ 12 days

24 Sep 2011 - 06 Oct 2011 \ The hotels in Milan, Florence & Venice were the best (with the best breakfasts as well) the concierge in Sorrento and in Rome hotels were very rude, in Rome they wouldn't even give extra towels until 7am (when had a 7:30 departure) so make sure you are getting any extras in the evenings! Optional dinners are not recommended, the included dinners are okay but are prepared ahead of time so are cold when you get them, which is why I do not recommend the optional dinners either, while they are pricier, you can still get better food in the same locations by going in smaller groups to other locations. Be prepared for long days on the bus! Recommend a travel pillow for sleep ease on the bus as you spend a lot of time sleeping on it! For the most part our group slept more on the bus than we did in the hotels. Be prepared to party like a rock star in Florence because it is by far the most epic place you will go! Space was awesome as was the red garter karaoke place. We went to Danielles Karaoke place in Sorrento as well and it was a great time (has a pole in the middle of the dance floor, one of the guys that works there is quite the pole dancer!) Pisa is great but we only had an hour to take pictures, if your group is as camera happy as ours definitely eat before you take pictures because our group ended up either not eating or not using the bathrooms because we spent so much time taking photos! Overall it was great though! Such a fun place to take pictures for a photo competition! if you get the impression from this tour that there is only one day on the beach, be prepared because there is absolutely 3-4 days where you will be on a boat and on a beach, bring a swimsuit because half of our tour did not & spent days where we could have been on the beach sitting in the shade resting our feet instead of in the water! Definitely more water days than is let on in the itinerary! There are at least 2 days (verona and La Spezia) that are stop over days, you have a few hours in different cities leading up to where you are sleeping! The recommended restaurant by our tour manager at the place we stayed in Venice was good food but terrible service because we were "contiki" even though we did not come as a group they treated us poorly and our food took 3 hours to come even though others were seated, served and left before we ever received our food. Worst experience of the trip! Overall our guide was great, she had a lot of knowledge about the area, but none of us really learned much because she talked through our naps! :) make sure you learn everyones names early on, we didn't do a "get to know you" until half way through our trip! it makes the trip so much more fun when you know peoples names! You will see a lot of things on this trip, most of them you won't remember until you look through your photos, it is basically the amazing race of italy!

The hotels in Milan, Florence & Venice were the best (with the best breakfasts as well) the concierge in Sorrento and in Rome hotels were very r... read more

rushed party epic

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Tour Review

London & Paris 3 countries \ 7 days

26 Dec 2010 - 02 Jan 2011 \ Amazing experience. Met great people from around the world! We had the most amazing tour manager and coach driver. If you book with contiki you will not regret it. We spent NYE here and it was the most amazing experience ever. Best bang for your buck, won't find another tour company that will compare :)

Amazing experience. Met great people from around the world! We had the most amazing tour manager and coach driver. If you book with contiki you ... read more

friends lifetime experience

Favorite Tours

Golden Fleece (incl. 7 days cruising)

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2 countries \ 9 days \ from US$1929 per person

The Golden Fleece, operated by Louis Hellenic Cruises, offers relaxation, sightseeing and fabulous Greek food not only for the young, but also the young at heart. Beginning and ending in Athens, you'll cruise for 7 days to the Cycladic islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes and Patmos as well stops in Turkey at Kusadasi and bustling Istanbul. There's nothing quite like watching the sun s...

Croatian Island Cruising

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1 country \ 9 days \ from US$1245 per person

Cruise the Croatian Islands in style on this week long exercise in relaxation. With visits to Hvar, Korcula and Sipan to name a few, there's also ample time to discover the delights of mainland Dubrovnik and chill out in Split. Your photos of the stunning Dalmatian Coastline sunsets won't do justice to the experience of actually being there.

Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey

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2 countries \ 10 days \ from US$1865 per person

Travel to the edge of Europe with this Turkish & Greecian adventure. Hang out in the cool city of Istanbul, see the sombre memorials at Gallipoli, visit the port towns of Canakkale & Kusadasi, & dip in the thermal pools of Pamukkale. Later it’s on to the islands for a taste of Greece. Check out the fortified town of Rhodes before topping it all off with a visit to paradise - Santorini. There's ...

Spotlight on Greece plus 7 day Greek Island Cruise

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2 countries \ 12 days \ from US$2495 per person

Discover Athens, Olympia, Delphi & the Greek isles in depth when you combine the Spotlight on Greece tour with Greek Island Cruising! Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens, the first Olympic stadium in Olympia & the Temples of Hera and Zeus in Delphi, all with a local Greek Guide. Then it's time to soak up the rays as you float your way around the Aegean Sea. From Turkey to the islands of G...

Spotlight on Greece plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise

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2 countries \ 8 days \ from US$1665 per person

Discover Athens, Olympia, Delphi & the Greek isles in depth when you add the Spotlight on Greece & Greek Island Cruising together! Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens, the first Olympic stadium in Olympia & the Temples of Hera and Zeus in Delphi, all with your Local Greek Guide. Then, board your cruise ship & sail between the islands of Mykonos, Crete & Santorini, with a day in Kusadasi...

The Easy Rider

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12 countries \ 33 days \ from US$3659 per person

The 32 day Easy Rider tour covers everywhere you absolutely HAVE to go in Western Europe and more! One of the only tours to stay in Pamplona, stop in Sorrento on the picturesque Amalfi Coast AND spend four nights on the Greek island of Corfu. Pitching your tent and helping out with meals in such scenic locations will make your weekend camping trips seem almost second rate in comparison.

European Contrasts plus Corfu Resort

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12 countries \ 30 days \ from US$4489 per person

The perfect tour for those wanting to savour the best parts of Western Europe at a less than hectic pace. Travel days interspersed with free days in cities as well as a 3 day mini-break on a Greek island, this is definitely the best of both worlds when it comes to culture versus relaxation.

Mediterranean Trail

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3 countries \ 10 days \ from US$1975 per person

Travel from one great city to another on our Mediterranean Trail tour. Retrace the path of the Roman Empire, then travel to the seaside town of Sorrento on the Amalfi coast where the spectacular scenery is matched only by the food. A day trip out to the Isle of Capri & a visit to the Ancient City of Pompeii are perfect ways to farewell Italy before sailing to Greece. Then it's off to Athens ...

European Spirit

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9 countries \ 22 days \ from US$3235 per person

The European Spirit is THE sightseeing tour. Start in Paris, finish in Rome and in between.....let your imagination run wild! Cruise the canals in Amsterdam, wander the cobbled streets of Prague and watch the sun set from a cliffside bar in Dubrovnik.

Road to Athens

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10 countries \ 18 days \ from US$3275 per person

Anyone can fly direct to Athens but why fly over Europe when you can take your time & explore the cities at leisure? That's exactly what the Road to Athens tour offers. Paris, Austrian Tyrol, Venice, Florence & Rome with a little bit of Switzerland & Germany thrown in for good measure. Relax on the island of Corfu in Greece before reaching your final destination & the birthplace of democracy, A...

The Northern Trek

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15 countries \ 26 days \ from n/a per person

Head into the great unknown with this 26 day camping tour. Meet up in Athens and begin your adventure with stops in places like Turkey, Macedonia and Croatia before getting back on the mainstream track through Germany and Switzerland - these are just a few of the amazing countries you'll visit! The best bit though, has to be doing it the way Contiki started - a bunch of new friends, two perso...

The Southern Trail

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7 countries \ 22 days \ from US$1907 per person

Always wanted to see the hotspots of Western Europe but thought you couldn't afford it? Think again because this 21 day camping tour shows you everything you've been reading about in those travel guides and more. From Paris to Barcelona, Rome to Athens. And really, what better way to see the world than the original Contiki way. Just you, a bunch of new friends, a tent and a taste for adventure.

Great Britain & Ireland (Reverse)

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5 countries \ 18 days \ from n/a per person

This tour is a whirlwind of sightseeing, history & culture as you hit the highlights of England, Scotland & Ireland. Practice your Liverpudlian accent in the home of rock & roll's original Fab Four - The Beatles! Stroll Edinburgh's Royal Mile, then grab some binoculars to search for the Loch Ness monster. Add in drinking Guinness, kissing the Blarney Stone, castles, cathedrals & you've got an o...

Places I've Been (?)

  • England
  • France
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom

Places I'd Like to Visit

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Macedonia
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom

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