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27-year-old Female living in Chicago, IL USA

i truly believe that everyone should own a ukulele. there is nothing better in the world than a ukulele.

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I can honestly say this trip changed my life.

European Highlights 8 countries \ 15 days

20 Aug 2012 - 04 Sep 2012 \ I always wondered if these reviews are from real people. But this one definitely is. Hi. I'm Jessica, and I live in Chicago. I was totally nervous about going solo on this tour...and, at first, it's intimidating. It's like going on 51 blind dates. But these people become your family. FAST. The Tour Managers (we had Amy, who is excellent) and your drivers (we had Ricky -- again, AMAZING) are in your age bracket and are wildly knowledgeable, AND are not afraid to knock some beers back and dance on tables with you. This trip is absolutely what you make of it. Commit to learning everyone's name. Stay out late. Let Venice take your breath away. See Paris from the Eiffel Tower at night. Save more money than you think you need and pack less clothes. Make room for souvenirs. I am absolutely happy to talk to anyone about this trip -- any excursion in any city. What to do, what to skip. Give you my packing list (of things I brought and things I wish I had.) Just message me with any questions -- no matter how weird you think they are. All you need to know now is that you totally made the right choice to do this tour. The rest will fall in place.

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Asian Adventure

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3 countries \ 14 days \ from US$1853 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.

Thai Island Hopper East

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1 country \ 9 days \ from US$835 per person

Sun, swimming & good times are what you’re into, then the Thai Islands are all yours. Jump your way from Koh Samui to Koh Tao, finishing it up with the legendary Koh Pha Ngan. With multiple nights on each island, you can sit back on island time. Take it up a notch if you want & swim & snorkel off white sand beaches, go hiking in emerald green forests, or choose to chill on the beach & sip cockt...

Thai Island Hopper West

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1 country \ 9 days \ from US$939 per person

Some of the world's best beaches in some of the ultimate places to chill make this Thai Island Hopper trip a must. From busy Phuket, head to paradise on legendary Koh Phi Phi, before Krabi & its amazing scenery. Treat yourself to a relaxing Thai massage, visit ‘The Beach’ and soak up the sun from the white sandy shoreline or sea canoe in the beautiful clear waters. It’s your choice to relax, in...

Big Indochina Adventure

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4 countries \ 25 days \ from US$3652 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.

Greek Island Hopping

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1 country \ 13 days \ from US$2099 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 capit...

Simply Italy

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2 countries \ 12 days \ from US$2069 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!

The Northern Trek

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15 countries \ 26 days \ from US$2919 per person

Head into the great unknown with this 26 day camping tour. Meet up in Athens and begin your adventure with stops in places like Turkey, Macedonia and Croatia before getting back on the mainstream track through Germany and Switzerland - these are just a few of the amazing countries you'll visit! The best bit though, has to be doing it the way Contiki started - a bunch of new friends, two perso...

Scandinavia (End Helsinki)

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5 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2385 per person

Scandinavia is full of stunning scenery, gorgeous fjords, long summer days, enchanting folk tales & mythical wild life. Explore it the easy way on this journey through the capital cities of Stockholm, Oslo & Copenhagen. 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!

Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey

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2 countries \ 10 days \ from US$1605 per person

Travel to the edge of Europe with this Turkish & Greecian adventure. Hang out in the cool city of Istanbul, see the sombre memorials at Gallipoli, visit the port towns of Canakkale & Kusadasi, & dip in the thermal pools of Pamukkale. Later it’s on to the islands for a taste of Greece. Check out the fortified town of Rhodes before topping it all off with a visit to paradise - Santorini. There's ...

Places I've Been (?)

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

Places I'd Like to Visit

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Liechtenstein
  • Macedonia
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Slovakia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • Vietnam

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