Kirsty1044

Kirsty1044

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24-year-old Female living in Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Level 4 Traveler

4 tours

13 countries

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Trips I've Done

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Grand Southern (Start New York City)

1 country \ 26 days \ from US$3844 per person

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The Big Tiki (Christchurch to Auckland)

1 country \ 21 days \ from US$3604 per person

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European Magic

8 countries \ 10 days \ from US$1364 per person

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Great Britain & Ireland June 2011

Great Britain & Ireland 5 countries \ 17 days

10 Jun 2011 - 25 Jun 2011 \ I can honestly say that I had the best time of my life on this tour. It wasn't just the amazing sights I saw, it wasn't the experiences that I will never forget. It was mostly about being in another part of the world and experiencing these unforgettable moments with people that appreciated them as much as I did. I was a first time solo traveller and extremely excited about jet setting off on my first overseas experience. The first day on tour I met up with two girls that had befriended on the Contiki website. I was nervous about meeting the rest of the group, expecting the other travellers to all know each other. To my surprise, about 90% were travelling solo. I could see that most of the other travellers were as nervous as I was, so after the initial meeting we all hit The London Pub to get to know each other before the tour started, by the way, great location for the Pub. Throughout the entire trip our tour manager and bus driver, in this instance Patrick and Dan, were just amazing. They would come out with us when they could and were always there just for a chat. Being an Aussie myself and having two Aussie blokes around to just talk about home or kick a footy around was great (an AFL footy, in case your wondering). The amount we saw on this trip even astounded me. For what I paid and the time that we were on tour, the amount that we saw almost defied the laws of physics. From walking around Stonehenge to kissing the Blarney Stone, eating haggis (which is actually quite nice) and cursing around the Aran Islands, everything that I saw and experiences was seared into my mind. Though it was fast paced, it made it possible to fit so much in. The accommodation was above what I expected for a budget tour, I was very impressed with the rooms and even more so because they were in Hotels. The food was also above what I expected, the breakfasts were always hot and filling, a great way cure any hangover. The dinners provided were all very good. The extra dinners and activities were definitely worth the money. I was lucky enough to do every optional activity and I would recommend it to everyone. The experiences are worth so much more then a tacky souvenir. I cant actually say that I had a favourite moment, I would feel like I was cheating on all my other moments if I chose one. Their was nothing I didn't love about my time on tour. I would recommend Contiki to anyone who wants to experience the world and have an amazing time doing it. If you do choose Contiki you will never ever regret it. You will take away moments that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

I can honestly say that I had the best time of my life on this tour.

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Favorite Tours

China Adventure

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2 countries \ 12 days \ from US$2775 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...

Big Indochina Adventure

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4 countries \ 25 days \ from US$3973 per person

The Big Indochina Adventure is just that...big on adventures, incredible sights, experiences & good times. From the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, to the serenity of Thailand's north, to the amazing colours & culture of Vietnam & the rugged terrain and archaeological treasures of Laos, it’s all here. Finish it up with the rich but tragic past of Cambodia & more as 25 days unfold Indochina’s best.

Vietnam Experience

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1 country \ 12 days \ from US$1556 per person

With golden temples, jade green waters, yellow rice paddy fields & coloured silks, Vietnam is an explosion of colour. See coconut palms, sugar plantations & the locals in their conical hats in the Mekong. Cruise the river delta, visit floating markets, get on 2 wheels as you cycle through Hoi An, soak up some rays on the beach in Nha Trang & cruise Halong Bay on a traditional junk boat. This is...

Peru Uncovered

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$3098 per person

Experience the best of Peru on this adventure into the country’s ultimate hotspots. From ancient Inca culture, the Andes & Amazon jungle to awesome locals, Peru has it all. See the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the cultural-hub of Cusco, the Colca Canyon & our highlight, Machu Picchu. When you’re done, sit back & re-live the memories over a perfect Pisco Sour. You can choose to either trek...

Asian Adventure

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3 countries \ 14 days \ from US$2034 per person

Get into the best of Thailand, Laos & Cambodia in 14 incredible days. Be part of the buzz & bright lights of Bangkok before a change of scene in the Mekong with its rice paddy & sugar fields & coconut palms. The low key vibes of Laos, with its small villages, saffron robed monks & French colonial past are up next, before Angkor Wat & Ta Prohm in Cambodia's jungle & a slice of Phnom Penh.

The Big Tiki (Auckland to Christchurch - Until October 2014)

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1 country \ 21 days \ from US$3694 per person

Get ready for stunning natural surroundings, chilled out Kiwi culture & an adrenaline rush! In Paihia, try 'sand duning' & blackwater rafting in Waitomo’s caves. In Rotorua 'Zorb' or luge & end your day relaxing in a thermal pool! Taste a hāngi, cruise Lake Taupo & head to the land of the Lord of the Rings, Wellington, before it's on to Queenstown. Ever tried bungy jumping, sky diving, 4-wheel ...

Grand Northern

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2 countries \ 26 days \ from US$3807 per person

With 20 states & 2 Canadian provinces, get ready to go local. Start in the Big Apple before it’s all about Canada, America’s Great Lakes & Chicago en route to the American West. Chill at 4 National Parks before LAS Vegas.

Grand Southern (Start Los Angeles)

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1 country \ 26 days \ from US$3844 per person

Southern delicacies include chicken and ribs, biscuits and gravy, and more curiously, Elvis' favorite Graceland snack, a peanut butter and banana concoction. But here's food for thought: Our equally eclectic travel menu of mouth-watering southern destinations, nicely sandwiched between prime left- and right-coast stop-overs. Get a taste of Texas, full servings of Memphis and New Orleans, and a ...

Grand Southern (Start New York City)

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1 country \ 26 days \ from US$3844 per person

Southern delicacies include chicken and ribs, biscuits and gravy, and more curiously, Elvis' favorite Graceland snack, a peanut butter and banana concoction. But here's food for thought: Our equally eclectic travel menu of mouth-watering southern destinations, nicely sandwiched between prime left- and right-coast stop-overs. Get a taste of Texas, full servings of Memphis and New Orleans, and a ...

Wild Western (Winter)

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2022 per person

Get to know the best of the West on this 2 week winter tour of California, Nevada & Arizona. Celeb spot in LA & go beach-side in San Diego. Marvel at the Grand Canyon, cruise down Route 66 & go wild in Vegas. Then lap up the mountain scene in Lake Tahoe and either hit the slopes or find some other mountainside activities to keep you entertained. Finish up your trip with a trolley ride in San Fr...

Places I've Been (?)

  • Austria
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Places I'd Like to Visit

  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • New Zealand
  • Peru
  • Thailand
  • United States
  • Vietnam

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