Christie

Christie

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27-year-old Female living in Swanscombe, Kent United Kingdom

Has had the most amazing Contiki-filled year and it just keeps on going. Mexico, Europe, Edinburgh Festival and now Asia! Loving meeting the people, seeing the draw-dropping sights and having many, many YOLO moments!

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4 tours

11 countries

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Trips I've Done

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Life-changing SE Asia

Asian Adventure 3 countries \ 14 days

10 Nov 2013 - 23 Nov 2013 \ Wow. I've been back from my trip for a few months now and I'm still in awe of all that I've seen and experienced. This trip is non-stop with each city showing a change in culture and different experiences. So many amazing things happened on this trip! To name a few: elephant ride, Thai cooking class, Thai boxing, blessing by a Buddhist monk, visits to countless and unique temples (including sunrise at Angkor Wat!), river boat rides, city bike ride, visits to the hill tribes and floating villages and jumping into a waterfall! This trip really shows you how happy people can be with so little and after suffering so much in past wars (the people of Laos especially being the happiest people I've ever met!) I feel so blessed to have met the people I did (both locals and my tour mates!) and have come back with a new outlook on life! I felt safe everywhere we went and with our amazing guide James, everything was taken care of. An incredible way to see everything you could possible want to in these 3 countries, with no hassle. Would highly recommend. This trip definitely makes you richer :)

Wow. I've been back from my trip for a few months now and I'm still in awe of all that I've seen and experienced. This trip is non-stop with e... read more

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Edinburgh: I love you!

Edinburgh Festival & Military Tattoo 1 country \ 4 days

24 Aug 2012 - 27 Aug 2012 \ Just got back yesterday from the most amazing 4 days. Edinburgh at this time of year is fantastic. It's like a cultural Mecca, with the proud Scottish bagpipers (as a fellow Brit, felt very proud!) the hilarious comedy acts at the fringe, amazing cabaret acts and Edinburgh's epic history to sink your teeth into, you won't stop smiling. In the two full days we had (2 travel days) I managed to see Edinburgh Castle (worth it), The Scottish Whisky experience (amazing), The Mary Kings Close (the underground city they built on top of! Scary stuff) and see how Tarten is made in the Tartan Mill. Yet again had a fantastic tour manager (Jason) and driver (Tony) who managed to plan the epic drive so that we saw the Scottish border on the way up and the infamous Gretna Green on the way down. We stayed at Edinburgh University, so each had our own room, shared showers and a huge breakfast each morning (definitely needed it with all the exploring!) The tattoo itself is an epic experience and we had the best seats in the whole place! I can't wait to go back and see the rest of Scotland now, already planning it. Easily the best way to see these two amazing cultural events, huge value for money, and I learnt and loved so much!

Just got back yesterday from the most amazing 4 days. Edinburgh at this time of year is fantastic. It's like a cultural Mecca, wit... read more

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The best of México in 6 days...head still spinning from the awesomeness!

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26 May 2012 - 31 May 2012 \ Wow what an amazing trip this was, you really see everything you would want to see in México! From the mind-blowingly amazing Mayan temples- Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan, the breathtakingly beautiful natural sinkhole called Cenotes, the out-of-this-world clubbing in Cancun and brightly coloured town of Mérida (home of the artist Frida Carlo) this trip has everything you could possibly want to see and experience. I still keep trying to pinch myself that this actually happened, it was so well planned that you never really came off the natural high. We saw how Tequila is made (tasted a lot of it), got a day at the beautiful beach resort town of Playa del Carmen, had out of this world food in the included dinners, and as I chose a special optional in Cancun, got to swim with the majestic Whale Sharks. Cannot praise this trip, and México as a whole, enough. Do this trip and really see the best and brightest parts of México. You won't regret it!

Wow what an amazing trip this was, you really see everything you would want to see in México! From the mind-blowingly amazing Mayan t... read more

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Whirlwind Europe!

European Horizon 8 countries \ 11 days

12 Jun 2012 - 21 Jun 2012 \ Wow, think my head's still spinning from this EPIC trip. If you want to see the best of Europe in the shortest time but still feel like you've experienced it- this is the tour for you. 7 countries in 10 days! Each day a new city, with amazing scenery, culture and night life. We had an amazing tour manger (Jac) and driver (Jamie)- these guys we're gold and knew their stuff, felt very safe in their hands! Some of the highlights have to be, paragliding in Austria, dressing up in Dirndl (authetic german dress) and hitting the beer hall, the gondola ride in Venice and the cabart in Paris. I went on my own and made 49 friends for life. As it's such a whirlwind tour we all got so close and still talk daily! EPIC trip, EPIC people and EPIC places.

Wow, think my head's still spinning from this EPIC trip. If you want to see the best of Europe in the shortest time but still feel like you... read more

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Favorite Tours

Canada & the Rockies plus Calgary Stampede

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2 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2195 per person

Experience the Canadian Rockies, have some fun, chill out & challenge yourself in Canada's dynamic duo of provinces: Alberta & British Columbia. Their diverse physical beauty - from Whistler to Banff to Vancouver & everywhere between - feature the greatest of the great outdoors. Take a hike or ride a bike along the many scenic, wildlife-laced trails. Better yet, we'll put you on a gondola, hors...

Western Highlights

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1 country \ 8 days \ from US$1235 per person

Everybody's guilty of some sweet, innocent California dreaming, which makes a two-day, San Diego sun-n-surf stop, a great western start. Continue on to the Grand Canyon, a desert phenomenon in Arizona. And later in Nevada, with party people and poker champs, we'll show our hand.....your final destination is Sin City itself, Las Vegas.

Alice and Kakadu (Start Alice Springs)

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1 country \ 7 days \ from US$1057 per person

Time for Vegemite & kangaroos mate! Australia's Northern Territory offers spectacular scenery, wildlife, fabulous flights over waterfalls & a bit of culture with a visit to the N.T. Museum in the historic city of Darwin. From Aboriginal art to a Territorial feast & a visit to the areas oldest watering holes, we'll see it all & call it a day with a stop off at Devil's Marbles.

Dive to Adventure

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1 country \ 3 days \ from US$615 per person

Go Down Under at the world's premiere underwater playground, the Great Barrier Reef. See the flora & fauna that call this natural wonder home for the next 3 days. Live aboard a ship & dive or snorkel your way around magnificent coral formations, you can participate in up to 11 dives at 16 exclusive dive sites. The value is unmatched!

Learn to Dive

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1 country \ 5 days \ from US$940 per person

The 5 day PADI ‘Open Water’ dive course is by far the most popular way to learn to dive. The adventure of learning to dive combined with staying out on the reef for 2 nights onboard a boat is really unique. The course takes you to 9 of the Great Barrier Reef’s best dive sites & features two days of classroom & in-pool training, then it’s onto the live aboard boat for the actual reef diving. The...

Berlin & Prague

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2 countries \ 7 days \ from US$925 per person

Experience 2 of the most popular eastern European cities in depth with this tour. Three nights in both Berlin & Prague gives you the opportunity for day trips out of the city, as well as lots of city sightseeing. In Berlin, visit the Berlin Wall, walk through the Brandenburg Gate or shop in the Alexanderplatz. In Prague, everywhere you turn is a picture perfect moment. Stunning architecture, r...

Berlin & Prague plus Vienna

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3 countries \ 9 days \ from US$1149 per person

Cover three of the most popular eastern European cities in more depth with this tour. Three nights each in Berlin and Prague affords you the opportunity for day trips out of the city centre as well as the obligatory 'tick the box' sightseeing. Why not extend your experience and travel to Budapest as well on our Berlin to Budapest tour?

Berlin to Budapest

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5 countries \ 11 days \ from US$1335 per person

This tour encompasses the big 4 of eastern Europe - Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Having two or three nights in each city will mean you have a chance to really discover the cities in depth. You'll also pop in to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, for lunch!

Eastern Road

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5 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2069 per person

This is Eastern Europe at its best! From Berlin to Warsaw, the history and beauty of each country will captivate the imagination. Additional stops in Dresden, a city devastated by fire bombing in World War II, Banska Bystrica in Slovakia and an unforgettable visit to the Auschwitz memorial all combine to make this a holiday with a distinct difference. Want to end your trip in Berlin? Feel fre...

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 ...

European Discovery

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9 countries \ 13 days \ from US$1961 per person

If trips were like courses at a dinner party, the European Discovery would be the appetiser. 8 countries in one shot gives you a taste of all the big cities plus some hidden treasures, so you know where to go next time! From Amsterdam to Rome to Paris, you won't want to miss a thing. In fact, sleep will probably be the last thing on your mind!

European Discovery (Winter)

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9 countries \ 13 days \ from US$1799 per person

If trips were like courses at a dinner party, the European Discovery would be the appetiser. 8 countries in one shot gives you a taste of all the big cities plus some hidden treasures, so you know where to go next time! From Amsterdam to Rome to Paris, you won't want to miss a thing. In fact, sleep will probably be the last thing on your mind!

European Explorer plus Greek Island Cruising

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16 countries \ 34 days \ from US$6285 per person

The European Explorer is the ultimate holiday for those wanting to travel to all the major destinations and do it with a little luxury! Make your way through 17 countries in a little over a month with all the big names being accounted for - Paris, Barcelona, Florence, Rome and Amsterdam - as well as some of the lesser known through Albania, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia. And if you think tha...

European Inspiration

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10 countries \ 20 days \ from US$3499 per person

European Inspiration features a great combination of destinations - Berlin, Prague, Munich, Rome & Paris to name a few - plus a couple of nights in each place, giving you time to really explore each city. With a stopover in the Swiss Alps & plenty of awesome extras - this trip is one you won't want to miss.

European Panorama

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13 countries \ 29 days \ from US$5125 per person

For a widescreen view of Western Europe, try the European Panorama trip, which takes you through 12 countries. Drinking wine in Bordeaux, eating traditional tapas in Barcelona, beach bumming on the Greek Island of Corfu, bike riding in the Dutch countryside. These are just a few of the activities you have available to you while touring panorama style. Whether you're into art, adventure or just ...

European Vista

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11 countries \ 22 days \ from US$3019 per person

Looking for mix of adventure & relaxation? This trip fits the bill. Destinations like Vienna, Prague, Paris, Rome & Amsterdam mean all your bases are covered. Free time options include a Tuscan feast & wine tasting or maybe mountain biking, paragliding & white water rafting. Your toughest decision is whether to go leisurely or adventurous...or both!

European Vista (Winter)

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11 countries \ 22 days \ from US$2815 per person

If you're looking for a leisurely yet adventurous holiday around Europe then the European Vista fits the bill. 10 countries in 21 days means time to really get acquainted with each city while fantastic destinations like Lucerne and Vienna as well as the essential Paris, Rome and Amsterdam stops mean all your sightseeing bases are covered. Options for your free time include a Tuscan dinner, Moza...

European Whirl

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10 countries \ 19 days \ from US$2227 per person

If you've been dreaming of going to Europe but don't know exactly where to start, the European Whirl is your best option. Taking in the usual destinations of Paris, Rome and Amsterdam, it also ventures out east to Prague and Berlin. Both of which are currently on Europe's 'must see' list. The perfect combination of culture, relaxation and of course, good times!

England & Scotland

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3 countries \ 10 days \ from US$1312 per person

Hit the highlights of England & Scotland for a full dose of sightseeing, history & culture. Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles, stroll Edinburgh's Royal Mile & look for 'Nessie' on a boat cruise across Loch Ness.

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...

London & Paris plus Amsterdam

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4 countries \ 9 days \ from US$1569 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...

Aegean Classic (incl. 4 days cruising)

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3 countries \ 6 days \ from US$1085 per person

The Aegean Classic, 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 4 days to the Cycladic islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes and Patmos, as well as a short stop in Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. There's nothing quite like watching the sun ...

Mediterranean Highlights (Start Madrid)

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5 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2047 per person

Kicking off in Madrid, this 2 week trip takes you to all the coastal Med hotspots. Flamenco dance in Barcelona, experience the glamorous French Riviera, enjoy the delights of Tuscany & walk in the footsteps of Emperors. Don't miss your picture at the Leaning Tower of Pisa!

Mediterranean Highlights (Start Rome)

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5 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2375 per person

Beginning in Rome, your 2 week adventure takes you to all the hotspots along the Mediterranean coast. 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. Plus heaps more in between!

Road to Athens

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10 countries \ 18 days \ from US$2748 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...

Simply Italy

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2 countries \ 12 days \ from US$1764 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!

Spotlight on Greece

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2 countries \ 4 days \ from US$835 per person

Discover Athens, Olympia and Delphi in more depth with this 4 day Spotlight on Greece tour. Visit the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens, the first Olympic stadium in Olympia and the Temples of Hera and Zeus in Delphi, all with your local Greek guide. A great add-on to the beginning or end of your Contiki adventure.

Ultimate European plus Egypt

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17 countries \ 46 days \ from US$7225 per person

This tour is THE Ultimate European experience! Visit 17 countries, hit up all the major European destinations in the first half of the tour then travel to camel riding Egypt & see the pyramids. The second half is all about uncharted territory before exploring Germany, Switzerland & the Netherlands. After this, your hardest decision will be finding somewhere new to visit on your next trip!

Vienna & Budapest

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3 countries \ 5 days \ from US$775 per person

Take in the atmosphere of cosmopolitan Vienna and surprisingly beautiful Budapest on this tour with two nights in each city. City tours in both capitals as well as a plenty of info on the best museums, shopping and places to eat all come as part of the package. Why not extend your tour by starting in Berlin and spending a few nights in Prague as well by joining our Berlin to Budapest tour?

Winter Wanderer

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12 countries \ 25 days \ from US$3239 per person

The Winter Wanderer is like a leisurely stroll through Europe's top destinations. Some of the highlights of the tour include: driving along the French Riviera, exploring the Eternal City of Rome (it's never too cold for Gelato!) and sampling traditional Spanish tapas in Barcelona not to mention retracing the history of WW2 and the Cold War in Berlin and Prague. Winter in Europe is not only magi...

London Explorer (2 nights)

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1 country \ 3 days \ from US$325 per person

Why come all the way to Europe and not spend some quality time in the English capital? Add this self-guided package onto your other Contiki holidays and use the time to discover museums, shop on Oxford Street, eat curry on Brick Lane, see a West End show or listen to some of the hottest music coming out of England's famous nightlife. Our Contiki Representatives in central London are on hand to...

European Magic (Winter)

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8 countries \ 10 days \ from US$1419 per person

The European Magic tour takes the tried and tested favourite destinations of travellers throughout Europe and packs them into an awesome itinerary. 7 countries in 9 days may seem like an impossible task but if it couldn't be done, we wouldn't do it. In fact, two nights in Venice and Paris will almost feel like a holiday within a holiday! The beauty of this tour is seeing so much in a short s...

Mediterranean Trail

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3 countries \ 10 days \ from n/a 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 ...

California Highlights (Winter)

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1 country \ 8 days \ from US$1255 per person

Start your tour partying with high-rollers in Vegas prior to a serious change of scene at the spectacular lake & premier alpine resort area, Lake Tahoe. Tahoe offers amazing natural beauty plus the 24 hour bling of Vegas-style casinos & clubs. It's also your chance for 3 full days on the slopes. But if skiing or boarding isn't what you're after, there's loads of off-slope action too. Then head ...

Vietnam Highlights

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1 country \ 10 days \ from US$1365 per person

Vietnam Highlights is the perfect way for a taste of Vietnam’s best in a short amount of time. Experience the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi, relax and soak up the rays on a beach in Nha Trang, hit Hoi An by bike & chill out in the amazing scenery of Hue. Later, sit back & discover the amazing limestone formations of Halong Bay aboard a traditional junk boat as you indulge in Vie...

Asian Adventure

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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.

European Spirit

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9 countries \ 22 days \ from n/a 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.

Best of Europe (start Paris)

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6 countries \ 13 days \ from US$1911 per person

Short on time? Got lots to check off your 'things to see' list? The Best of Europe is the tour for you. Get straight into holiday mode with sightseeing in Paris then hop on a train to Amsterdam, before driving to Berlin & Prague, finishing in style with a flight to Rome. As the name says, we've taken all the best parts of Europe, the most convenient forms of travel & combined them all into one...

Best of Europe (start Amsterdam)

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5 countries \ 10 days \ from US$2285 per person

Short on time? Got lots to check off your 'things to see' list? The Best of Europe is the tour for you. Get straight into holiday mode with sightseeing in Amsterdam before driving to Berlin & Prague, finishing in style with a flight to Rome. As the name suggests, we've taken all the best parts of Europe, the most convenient forms of travel & combined them all into one action packed trip. Get yo...

Ireland

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2 countries \ 8 days \ from US$1289 per person

Ireland is famous for Guinness, the Blarney Stone, good music and craic! Take in many of the famous sights on this fantastic jaunt around the country. Enjoy cosmopolitan Dublin and its many bars, learn about the tragic history of "the troubles" in Belfast and Londonderry, before enjoying the scenery and good times in the South.

Places I've Been (?)

  • Austria
  • Cambodia
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom

Places I'd Like to Visit

  • Albania
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt
  • England
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Russian Federation
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

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