Valene

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31-year-old Female

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9 countries

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Tour Review (European Discovery - Winter)

European Discovery (Winter) 9 countries \ 13 days

31 Dec 2011 - 13 Jan 2012 \ Probably the best decision I've made in a long time. This tour is VERY fast paced. You WILL NOT be sleeping in but you also won't miss a thing. Lots of options for personal time or to spend all of your time with the group. Quite a few couples and single travelers on the tour. If you're an older traveler (like me -27), the tour had a nice mix of young and mature travelers. Good balance. The hotels we're probably equivalent to Holiday Inns, Howard Johnson, and Embassy Suites (if you're familiar with American Hotels). Our tour manager and driver were outstanding at managing personalities and keeping it lively. Lots of photo ops. Great food. Excellent shopping. Late nights and early mornings. Amazing new friends. Nothing quite like partying Contiki style...

Probably the best decision I've made in a long time. This tour is VERY fast paced. You WILL NOT be sleeping in but you also won't m... read more

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Tour Review

London Explorer - 5 Day 1 country \ 5 days

29 Dec 2010 - 02 Jan 2011 \ This trip was short, sweet, and to the point. I met a lot of great people traveling with Contiki and also some really interesting locals. Great bang for your buck. NYE was an awesome time to travel. Loads of fun! Would definitely travel with Contiki again!

This trip was short, sweet, and to the point. I met a lot of great people traveling with Contiki and also some really interesting locals... read more

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Favorite Tours

Egypt & The Nile

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1 country \ 8 days \ from US$1329 per person

Travel back in time to the days of the Pharoahs with this action packed trek around Egypt. You'll be guided through the craziness of Cairo with an expert Egyptian Tour Manager, who'll be at your side for the entire tour. See the Great Pyramids & Sphinx in Giza & Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Sail on a traditional Felucca & enjoy shopping in the bazaar! No sitting on a coach for 8 days either ...

Italian Espresso

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2 countries \ 8 days \ from US$1439 per person

Like a well-made espresso, this trip is a short, strong hit of all things Italian! Walk in the footsteps of Roman Emperors & throw your 3 coins in the Trevi fountain. Enjoy traditional Tuscan hospitality, art & architecture in Renaissance Florence. Then finish up by wandering the tiny streets of Venice.

London & Paris

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3 countries \ 7 days \ from US$1179 per person

Spend your time discovering London & Paris with this action-packed tour. No need to negotiate maps, guidebooks, or public transport - leave that to us! Your 3 days in London include a city tour of the major sites, London Tube passes, a ‘Jack the Ripper’ Walking Tour, tickets to a West End musical & plenty of free time. And then its onto Paris for a tour of the city by night, a visit to a French...

London & Paris plus Paris extension

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3 countries \ 9 days \ from US$1425 per person

Spend your time discovering London & Paris with this action-packed tour. No need to negotiate maps, guidebooks, or public transport - leave that to us! Your 3 days in London include a city tour of the major sites, London Tube passes, a ‘Jack the Ripper’ Walking Tour, tickets to a West End musical & plenty of free time. And then its onto Paris for a tour of the city by night, a visit to a French...

Spanish Spree (Winter)

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2 countries \ 14 days \ from US$1655 per person

There's nothing quite like immersing yourself in the culture, language and way of life of a country but sometimes it's difficult to know where to begin. The Spanish Spree is the perfect blend of culture and party, both of which Spain has in abundance. See the Royal Palace in Madrid, the Alhambra in Granada and the Rock of Gibraltar, enjoy traditional Flamenco dancing in Seville and live la vi...

Simply Italy (Winter)

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2 countries \ 12 days \ from US$1559 per person

Discover the big cities and some of the less famous destinations in this fabulous country. This is the only Contiki tour to stay in La Spezia in the Cinque Terre region and Milan, Italy's fashion capital! You'll also visit the picturesque village of Sirmione at Lake Garda, and re-enact the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet in fair Verona where the story was set. Simply Italy, simply perfect!

Mediterranean Highlights (Winter - Start Madrid)

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5 countries \ 13 days \ from US$1659 per person

Beginning in Madrid, your amazing 2 week Mediterranean adventure takes you to all the hotspots along the Mediterranean coast & makes sure you experience the best of each city. Flamenco dance in Barcelona, rub shoulders with the rich & famous on the French Riviera, enjoy the delights of Tuscany & walk in the footsteps of Roman Emperors in Rome. Don't forget your stay in the City of Popes, Avig...

Mediterranean Highlights (Winter - Start Rome)

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5 countries \ 13 days \ from US$1659 per person

Beginning in the Italian capital of Rome, your amazing 2 week Mediterranean adventure takes you to all the hotspots along the Mediterranean coast & makes sure you experience the best of each city. Flamenco dance in Barcelona, rub shoulders with the rich & famous on the French Riviera, enjoy the delights of Tuscany, walk in the footsteps of Roman Emperors & soak up the Spanish flavour of Madrid...

China Adventure

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2 countries \ 12 days \ from US$2875 per person

Ancient history & fascinating culture make China a must-visit. Stroll the Great Wall & be dwarfed by the high-rises of Hong Kong & Shanghai. Get up close to the mystic limestone karsts of Yangshuo before being amazed by Xi’an’s famous & incredible Terracotta Army. When you’re not walking in the footsteps of emperors, see this amazing country from a different angle, like on the back of a ricksha...

Inca Panorama

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1 country \ 11 days \ from US$2135 per person

Walk in the footsteps of the Incas & live it up on this 11 day adventure. Experience the Colca Canyon, see the King of the Andes at Condor Cross & get up close to the locals & their unique way of life on Lake Titicaca’s floating islands. Pump up the volume in Cusco where action & adventure await, then wrap up the experience at Machu Picchu. Wash it all down with some Pisco Sours & good times in...

Places I've Been (?)

  • Austria
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Places I'd Like to Visit

  • China
  • Egypt
  • England
  • France
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy
  • Monaco
  • Peru
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom

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