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In 2010 I had to draw the line and get out there to explore. I had been working almost non-stop for 10 years and I hadn't been to europe yet. I quit and went on 4 contiki tours back to back the summer of 2010. I started with Great Britain and Ireland, then European Experience, Eastern Road, and finished with Golden Fleece... It was the time of my life and my intro to contiki. I then w... More In 2010 I had to draw the line and get out there to explore. I had been working almost non-stop for 10 years and I hadn't been to europe yet. I quit and went on 4 contiki tours back to back the summer of 2010. I started with Great Britain and Ireland, then European Experience, Eastern Road, and finished with Golden Fleece... It was the time of my life and my intro to contiki. I then went on a 3 month road trip driving all around North America... americans never really explore their backyard and I have to say America is the most beautiful country I've been to. The Summer of 2012 allowed me to explore again because I was in between jobs. I figure if the mayan calendar theories proved true I might as well see the pyramids and great wall before it happens. I went on 3 contiki tours back to back and starting with a 10 day visit to Family in Taiwan then China Adventure, Egypt and the Nile, and finished with Spanish Spree... I truly have no regrets and would do it all again in a heart beat. Traveling extensively makes you realize how what really makes you happy - and it isn't material things. Still on my check list is: SE Asia, Egypt, Spain, Croatia, Australia, and Russia.
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1 country \ 13 days \ from US$2175 per person
If you were going to make a Greek island your holiday destination, you'd be faced with the tough decision of which one to choose, so we've put together a holiday that combines three of the best! Mykonos, Santorini and Ios are at your disposal and with three nights on each, you have plenty of time to shop, dine, relax or party. There's also time for wining, dining and sightseeing in the capital, Athens, at the beginning and end of your island stay. The perfect combination of culture, relaxation and partying, Greek style!
1 country \ 8 days \ from US$1319 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 - admire the scenery from the deck of your luxury cruise ship as you sail along the Nile. Step back in time & enjoy!
3 countries \ 14 days \ from US$2115 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.
1 country \ 12 days \ from US$1655 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 truly a country where East meets West & this tour is the ultimate way to experience it.
6 countries \ 14 days \ from US$2439 per person
The name might just be Russia, but with 6 countries on the cards, there’s much more to this tour. Starting in Stockholm, we make our way to the Finnish capital, Helsinki, then head to colourful cities in the former Soviet Union. From ‘Venice of the North’ to the economic hub, Moscow, there’s loads to discover. Do as the Romans (or Russians) do & sample vodka, see the famous Moscow Circus & tour the Kremlin. Also explore the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Brest Fortress in Belarus & the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw all along the way.
1 country \ 9 days \ from US$1105 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.
2 countries \ 14 days \ from US$2419 per person
Immerse yourself & dive into the culture of unforgettable Spain. The Spanish Spree trip is the perfect blend of culture & partying. See the Royal Palace in Madrid, the Alhambra in Granada & the Rock of Gibraltar, then cap off a fantastic holiday by watching the sun set over the Mediterranean on the beaches of Ibiza.
8 countries \ 23 days \ from US$3735 per person
From the Vodka bars of Russia to the surreal landscapes of the Norwegian Fjords, venture into some seriously impressive & historical places while on tour. Sit lakeside in Lillehammer, tour the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, visit Brest Fortress in Belarus & tour the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw (& that’s just the start!). There’s so much happening here & with 8 fascinating countries to visit in 22 days, get ready for sights & experiences like no other!
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