Shaina

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Scandinavia (End Stockholm)

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Shaina

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25-year-old Female living in South Africa

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Eastern Europe in a nutshell

Eastern Road 5 countries \ 13 days

08 Jun 2014 - 20 Jun 2014 \ This tour is the first European Contiki I have done, so having said that it definitely was on par with the tour I did in the US and Canada. You get to see a lot of cities a little more in-depth with this tour than with other Contikis since it is two nights per destination. For the optional extras I did all of them except for the concert in Vienna, which according to everyone in our group who went was well worth it. The only optional extra I would not have done looking back is the nuclear bunker tour, you can rather spend that extra time exploring Prague. I spent two extra nights in Berlin and got to go to The Carnival of Cultures which was extremely fun, the hotel in Berlin that we stayed at wasn't great, no air-conditioning and the hotel faces East which means you either get a lot of sun first thing in the morning or in the afternoon which literally bakes the room so it was not ideal for mid-summer. Other than that the rest of the hotels on the tour have air-conditioning, the best hotel we stayed in was in Vienna which had spacious rooms. But all the hotels are worth the money you will be paying. My favourite parts of this tour were definitely having lunch in Bratislava, such a cool city actually, and then I absolutely loved Budapest and Krakow. I would say for shopping your best options are Prague and Budapest, I got some really nice items for good prices. A note for vegetarians, the pierogie dinner in Krakow did not make a very good vegetarian meal so maybe check with your Tour Manager before booking that one. Otherwise this tour will pretty much consist of a ton of amazing sites and activities, and is definitely one for the foodies. Our Tour Manager, Dani was fantastic and so was our bus driver Pete who took us to Prater Park and even went on the rides with us. Contiki always provides the best service and gets the most out of the time you have to see your destinations, this tour definitely upheld those standards and it was money and time well spent.

This tour is the first European Contiki I have done, so having said that it definitely was on par with the tour I did in the US and Canada. Yo... read more

History Food Sight-seeing

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Best holiday ever

Eastern Escapade 2 countries \ 13 days

14 Sep 2012 - 26 Sep 2012 \ I absolutely loved this tour, mixing history, culture and parties perfectly. It provided just the right balance and there was never a dull moment. Our tour guide Andy was fantastic and so was our bus driver Ed. They really went out of their way to make it a tour we would never forget including organising other stuff for us to do including seeing the Pittsburgh Pirates play and Cirque du Soleil tickets. The optionals were fantastic especially the jet boating in Montreal. The hotels we stayed in were beyond what I imagined and were quite fancy. I'd definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to do the North-East of the US and Canada. You don't get to see much of NYC on your first day so if you want to see it you should definitely book a few extra days there at the beginning or end of your tour.

I absolutely loved this tour, mixing history, culture and parties perfectly. It provided just the right balance and there was never a d... read more

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Favorite Tours

Scandinavia (End Stockholm)

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4 countries \ 10 days \ from US$1805 per person

Scandinavia is full of stunning scenery, gorgeous fjords, long summer days, enchanting folk tales & mythical wildlife. Explore it the easy way on this journey through the capital cities. Then get a taste for real Scandinavia in some lesser known spots off the beaten track. See spectacular fjords & glaciers...and don't forget to pack your camera!

'Sweet as' South (End Wellington)

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1 country \ 12 days \ from US$1975 per person

Experience the best of Southern New Zealand. From Lake Ohau to Queenstown to Christchurch - it's an adventure you won't want to end. Start off on an amazing scenic flight over Mt. Cook then get ready to hit Queenstown! You could choose to cruise past stunning waterfalls in Milford Sound, or back on land the action is endless (& the nightlife is not to be legendary!) Hike a glacier & swim in a h...

Places I've Been (?)

  • Austria
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • United States

Places I'd Like to Visit

  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Sweden

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