AussieExplorer2012

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Female living in Sydney, NSW Australia

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Trips I've Done

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Grand Northern

2 countries \ 26 days \ from US$4115 per person

NEW ZEALAND AMAZING - Contiki average

Grand Explorer (Auckland to Christchurch) 0 countries \ 0 days

30 Jun 2012 - 14 Jul 2012 \ I came into this tour excited and ready. Turns out this tour was more about booze and getting drunk than seeing NZ. I was on a tour with majority of young 20 year olds. I thought id make friends..turns out i only made one or two friends. Optional activities were amazing...best ever. I would never have done Skydiving anywhere else. I think contiki should have coupon vouchers or something so when we're o our own we can have discounts not only on the tour. an idea. Nights out were fun until....the booze came out. One thing i wish the tour manager and bus driver would have done on the tour...control us. They didnt control us - they let us run wild like "wild ones" our day song. Too much encouraging of drinking on the whole tour - the Taupo Dinner/ Party Cruise - seriously dont offer cheap drinks on it. Offer water and soft drinks. Better to have sober people and go to the pub AFTER the cruise to get drunk than have crazy mess of a party on the waters. I enjoyed the tour most in Queenstown for freedom sake. I was able to explore the place more.Need more days in Queenstown. I wasnt able to go bungy cause i was too scared..i wish i went on the Kawara bungy. i wimped out when people were registering while we were there. More time in Wellington and Auckland.We never saw the saw the SkyCity Tower in City Centre. I would go with contiki again when i go to USA...but on one condition - LESS swearing, LESS booze and well MORE control over how people are drinking.More control of the contiki tour manager and bus driver. I wish that my tour manager and bus driver weren't drinking...role models anyone? It was a fun tour but i would change many things on the tour. Also being hugely embarassed by my tour manager...not fun when it was a joke the whole time and nobody could tell. Contiki is okay...NZ is better! one thing i am annoyed about: people were allowed to bring alcoholo on the bus to take to the next stop..seriously wait until the pub when its night time and the party life. Contiki seriously get your act together! No glass bottles on the bus..but you allow alcohol under the bus?

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Favorite Tours

European Discovery

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9 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2495 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 Highlights

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8 countries \ 15 days \ from US$2135 per person

Got two weeks to spare and want to see as much of Europe as possible? Then this is the tour for you! Two night stops in the big cities - Paris, French Riviera, Rome and Amsterdam - included sightseeing, walking tours, scenic drives...you'll wish your holiday would never end.

European Escapade

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11 countries \ 26 days \ from US$3655 per person

To Barcelona and beyond! The European Escapade takes you through the best of Western Europe, allowing time to really experience what each city has to offer. Highlights include strolling La Rambla in Barcelona, re-discovering the might of the Roman Emperors in Rome and gazing up at the Swiss Alps from your bedroom window in Switzerland. What better way to spend a month in Europe?

European Escapade

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11 countries \ 26 days \ from US$3655 per person

To Barcelona and beyond! The European Escapade takes you through the best of Western Europe, allowing time to really experience what each city has to offer. Highlights include strolling La Rambla in Barcelona, re-discovering the might of the Roman Emperors in Rome and gazing up at the Swiss Alps from your bedroom window in Switzerland. What better way to spend a month in Europe?

European Experience

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10 countries \ 21 days \ from US$2899 per person

Experience Europe, Contiki style! A great trip itinerary for those wanting quality time in Italy without skipping anything important on the way there. The second half of the trip is all about beautiful scenery with stops in the Austrian Tyrol as well as the Swiss Alps. Of course, with the beautiful scenery comes some amazing opportunities to raft, ride and climb your way to must have memories.

European Experience

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10 countries \ 21 days \ from US$2899 per person

Experience Europe, Contiki style! A great trip itinerary for those wanting quality time in Italy without skipping anything important on the way there. The second half of the trip is all about beautiful scenery with stops in the Austrian Tyrol as well as the Swiss Alps. Of course, with the beautiful scenery comes some amazing opportunities to raft, ride and climb your way to must have memories.

European Whirl

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10 countries \ 19 days \ from US$2665 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!

European Whirl

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10 countries \ 19 days \ from US$2665 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!

European Contrasts plus Corfu

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12 countries \ 30 days \ from US$4385 per person

The perfect trip for those wanting to savour the best parts of Western Europe at a less than hectic pace. Travel days interspersed with free days in cities as well as a 3 day mini-break on a Greek island, this is definitely the best of both worlds when it comes to culture versus relaxation.

European Contrasts plus Corfu

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12 countries \ 30 days \ from US$4385 per person

The perfect trip for those wanting to savour the best parts of Western Europe at a less than hectic pace. Travel days interspersed with free days in cities as well as a 3 day mini-break on a Greek island, this is definitely the best of both worlds when it comes to culture versus relaxation.

Greek Island Hopping

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1 country \ 13 days \ from US$2165 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...

Greek Island Hopping

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1 country \ 13 days \ from US$2165 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...

London Explorer (2 nights)

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1 country \ 3 days \ from US$299 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...

London Explorer (2 nights)

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1 country \ 3 days \ from US$299 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...

London Explorer (4 nights)

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1 country \ 5 days \ from US$635 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. Also included is a day trip up to Bath and Stonehenge! Our C...

London Explorer (4 nights)

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1 country \ 5 days \ from US$635 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. Also included is a day trip up to Bath and Stonehenge! Our C...

Simply Italy

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2 countries \ 12 days \ from US$2099 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!

Simply Italy

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2 countries \ 12 days \ from US$2099 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!

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 Magic

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8 countries \ 10 days \ from US$1885 per person

European Magic takes the tried & tested favourite destinations of travellers through Europe & packs them into 1 awesome itinerary - 7 countries in just over a week. The beauty of this trip is seeing so much in a short space of time & knowing that each day is guaranteed to bring something completely different from the day before!

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.

Italian Espresso

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2 countries \ 8 days \ from US$1439 per person

Like a well-made espresso, this trip is a short, strong hit of all things Italian! Walk in the footsteps of Roman Emperors & throw your 3 coins in the Trevi fountain. Enjoy traditional Tuscan hospitality, art & architecture in Renaissance Florence. Then finish up by wandering the tiny streets of Venice.

Italian Espresso

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2 countries \ 8 days \ from US$1439 per person

Like a well-made espresso, this trip is a short, strong hit of all things Italian! Walk in the footsteps of Roman Emperors & throw your 3 coins in the Trevi fountain. Enjoy traditional Tuscan hospitality, art & architecture in Renaissance Florence. Then finish up by wandering the tiny streets of Venice.

London & Paris

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3 countries \ 7 days \ from US$964 per person

Spend your time discovering London & Paris with this action packed tour. No need to negotiate maps, guidebooks, public transport & languages though, leave that to us! Your 3 days in London include a city tour to take in the major city sites, day trip to Bath, tickets to a West End musical & plenty of free time. Onto Paris via the English Channel. Along with an Illuminations city tour, a visi...

London & Paris

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3 countries \ 7 days \ from US$964 per person

Spend your time discovering London & Paris with this action packed tour. No need to negotiate maps, guidebooks, public transport & languages though, leave that to us! Your 3 days in London include a city tour to take in the major city sites, day trip to Bath, tickets to a West End musical & plenty of free time. Onto Paris via the English Channel. Along with an Illuminations city tour, a visi...

London & Paris plus Paris extension

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3 countries \ 9 days \ from US$1515 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, a day trip to Bath & Stonehenge, tickets to a West End musical & plenty of free time. And then its onto Paris for an tour of the city by night, a visit to a French perfumery & a day t...

London & Paris plus Paris extension

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3 countries \ 9 days \ from US$1515 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, a day trip to Bath & Stonehenge, tickets to a West End musical & plenty of free time. And then its onto Paris for an tour of the city by night, a visit to a French perfumery & a day t...

Grand Southern (Start Los Angeles)

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1 country \ 26 days \ from US$4155 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 ...

LA to the Bay (Winter)

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1 country \ 12 days \ from US$1825 per person

Showing you the best of California along with a generous dollop of snow action, get ready for good times! First party with high rollers in Vegas for a truly unique experience. Then hit the slopes or hit up loads of other winter activities in the premier alpine area of Lake Tahoe. Leave the snow-covered mountains behind & check out cosmopolitan San Fran & the lush valleys of the American Riviera...

LA to the Bay

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1 country \ 11 days \ from US$1799 per person

From L.A. to the Bay, we've got you covered. Starting in L.A., the city known for it's temperate climate and awesome beaches you'll have a chance to admire the Grand Canyon, gallivant around the Las Vegas strip, delight in the natural beauty of Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park and finishing in 'the city by the bay', San Francisco.

LA to the Bay

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1 country \ 11 days \ from US$1799 per person

From L.A. to the Bay, we've got you covered. Starting in L.A., the city known for it's temperate climate and awesome beaches you'll have a chance to admire the Grand Canyon, gallivant around the Las Vegas strip, delight in the natural beauty of Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park and finishing in 'the city by the bay', San Francisco.

New York Uncovered

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1 country \ 4 days \ from US$889 per person

New York, New York...the city so nice they named it twice! Explore one of America's most exciting cities. See 5th Avenue, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden & lots more! To make the most of this buzzing city & to experience it the way locals do, your Trip Manager will show you around the city on foot & by subway (subway pass included). You'll get the perfect mix of s...

New York Uncovered

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1 country \ 4 days \ from US$889 per person

New York, New York...the city so nice they named it twice! Explore one of America's most exciting cities. See 5th Avenue, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden & lots more! To make the most of this buzzing city & to experience it the way locals do, your Trip Manager will show you around the city on foot & by subway (subway pass included). You'll get the perfect mix of s...

Wild Western

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2299 per person

Thoughts of an awesome threesome - California, Arizona and Nevada - have possibly entered your mind at least once. Start this boys and girls gone 'wild western' phase, beach-bound in beautiful San Diego. Back stateside, you're doing the desert - multi-cultural musings in Arizona, and multi-millions (you hope) along the Las Vegas Strip. Then you're going back to Cali to finish with Hollywood gli...

Wild Western

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2299 per person

Thoughts of an awesome threesome - California, Arizona and Nevada - have possibly entered your mind at least once. Start this boys and girls gone 'wild western' phase, beach-bound in beautiful San Diego. Back stateside, you're doing the desert - multi-cultural musings in Arizona, and multi-millions (you hope) along the Las Vegas Strip. Then you're going back to Cali to finish with Hollywood gli...

Wild Western (Winter)

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2185 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...

Wild Western (Winter)

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2185 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...

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.

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.

LA Explorer (2 nights)

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1 country \ 3 days \ from US$299 per person

Go local & explore LA on your own time with this 2 night package. Hit Hollywood Boulevard, visit Universal Studios or shop Rodeo Drive as you live it up in the City of Angels. Get into the heart of downtown LA, when you stay at the chic DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly Kyoto Grand Hotel & Gardens). With delicious restaurants & a rooftop garden that overlooks the stunning city skyline, it’s got ea...

Places I've Been (?)

  • Canada
  • United States

Places I'd Like to Visit

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

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