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  • alexus111 Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 3 Countries

Hi Contiki,
trip LA to the bay was the best I´ve ever done. I highly recommend this to everyone

My Contiki was: LA to the bay

Absolutely amazing, incredible, breath taking!! Words cannot describe how much I have enjoyed this trip. Not only due to the experiences, and places that I have seen, but also the incredible people that I met and new things that I learned. Alex and Steve were magnificent and everyone else that helped organise this trip. The highlight would definitely have to be Whistler and Calgary Stampede!!!
TAKE THIS TRIP!!!! Trust me you wont regret it!!!

Let me start by saying that even though many friends will tell you all about contiki. You will never be fully prepared for what you are getting yourself into. And it's wonderful. Now you may hear people telling you that Contiki goes through places too quickly.. well they didn't read the itinerary - that bad boy will let you know how long you'll stay in each place. HONESTLY, I knew I was having only 1 -2 days in some places & I was fine with it as you see & do so much within that time that it feels like longer! Think of it as a taste tester. The perfect and budget friendly way to find out where you'd go back and where your happy to say you've seen.

Your team are not just your guides but your mates. Both our Team Manager & Bus driver went above & beyond for us all, they joined in with us & we all did became the best of mates ( yes it's true & cheesy).

I saw the highlights of Europe & so many little towns & scenes I would never have thought to have seen on my own ( or known to have seen ).

I was shown around, taught about each stop, shown the best places to shop, eat & drink. I had walking tours & tours but I also had free time to do what I wanted ( & hints on where to go & what to do ).

I partied hard & explored & laughed & only cried when it was all over.

I've also travelled solo & though it was amazing, I didn't do as much nor did I fully see everything because I would sleep in or just wonder around ( which is amazing but you can also miss out on a lot). & it was stressful at times trying to figure out transport ( when you have bad wifi ) or finding out that your hostel doesn't actually do breakfast like it said online & all the little things that you wouldn't think off ! Even getting sick & unable to find a doctor. - When I was on tour I had to worry about nothing but what flavour gelato I was going to eat that day ( which is harder then you would believe once you get to Italy )

I climbed the Eiffel tower in a thunderstorm, Parasailed over Nice, Saw the Grand Pre track in Monaco, had a snow ball fight with the best 45 people on top of Europe in the Swiss Alps, slept in many awkward positions on the bus, took some terrible photos with the Pissa, ate a lot of gelato & copied David, drank cocktails on the beach in Barcelona, had a gondola ride in Venice, dressed up for many many themed nights, white water rafting in the Austrian Alps & many many more... AND I did it with 45 of the best people. You can't do that on your own. Sometimes it's the people you met as well as the places you go. Sometimes you need to be with people to share these experiences ( I mean imagine seeing the Eiffel tower on your own... you'll want to be with people, Trust. ) AND sometimes you need 45 people to make you do things like paragliding or eating snails ( You can't always talk yourself into these things you know) or jumping onto a river because you lost 'what are the odds'. You can't always make these types of memories or friendships alone. The things you'll do & see together will bond you all for life.

Contiki offers you that hand in hand. Stress free. ( I promise they do ). Sorry not sorry but seriously #noregrets.

My Contiki was: Inside Jokes, Best food & Company, Family

Let me start by saying that even though many friends will tell you all about contiki. You will never be fully prepared for what you are getting yourself into. And it's wonderful. Now you may hear people telling you that Contiki goes through places too quickly.. well they didn't read the itinerary - that bad boy will let you know how long you'll stay in each place. HONESTLY, I knew I was having only 1 -2 days in some places & I was fine with it as you see & do so much within that time that it feels like longer! Think of it as a taste tester. The perfect and budget friendly way to find out where you'd go back and where your happy to say you've seen.

Your team are not just your guides but your mates. Both our Team Manager & Bus driver went above & beyond for us all, they joined in with us & we all did became the best of mates ( yes it's true & cheesy).

I saw the highlights of Europe & so many little towns & scenes I would never have thought to have seen on my own ( or known to have seen ).

I was shown around, taught about each stop, shown the best places to shop, eat & drink. I had walking tours & tours but I also had free time to do what I wanted ( & hints on where to go & what to do ).

I partied hard & explored & laughed & only cried when it was all over.

I've also travelled solo & though it was amazing, I didn't do as much nor did I fully see everything because I would sleep in or just wonder around ( which is amazing but you can also miss out on a lot). & it was stressful at times trying to figure out transport ( when you have bad wifi ) or finding out that your hostel doesn't actually do breakfast like it said online & all the little things that you wouldn't think off ! Even getting sick & unable to find a doctor. - When I was on tour I had to worry about nothing but what flavour gelato I was going to eat that day ( which is harder then you would believe once you get to Italy )

I climbed the Eiffel tower in a thunderstorm, Parasailed over Nice, Saw the Grand Pre track in Monaco, had a snow ball fight with the best 45 people on top of Europe in the Swiss Alps, slept in many awkward positions on the bus, took some terrible photos with the Pissa, ate a lot of gelato & copied David, drank cocktails on the beach in Barcelona, had a gondola ride in Venice, dressed up for many many themed nights, white water rafting in the Austrian Alps & many many more... AND I did it with 45 of the best people. You can't do that on your own. Sometimes it's the people you met as well as the places you go. Sometimes you need to be with people to share these experiences ( I mean imagine seeing the Eiffel tower on your own... you'll want to be with people, Trust. ) AND sometimes you need 45 people to make you do things like paragliding or eating snails ( You can't always talk yourself into these things you know) or jumping onto a river because you lost 'what are the odds'. You can't always make these types of memories or friendships alone. The things you'll do & see together will bond you all for life.

Contiki offers you that hand in hand. Stress free. ( I promise they do ). Sorry not sorry but seriously #noregrets.

My Contiki was: Inside Jokes, Best food & Company, Family

What can I say? This trip was beyond anything I had even hoped for my life goal of traveling to Egypt. Sherif does an amazing job of keeping everyone happy and excited. The group we were in was small but we all meshed so well. Floating on the felucca sunning ourselves is the warm Egyptian sun, all of us couldn't help but amaze that this was real life. The sites leave your breathless in the sense of wonder about history. Go to Egypt, you won't be disappointed!

My Contiki was: Adventure, History, Culture

What can I say? This trip was beyond anything I had even hoped for my life goal of traveling to Egypt. Sherif does an amazing job of keeping everyone happy and excited. The group we were in was small but we all meshed so well. Floating on the felucca sunning ourselves is the warm Egyptian sun, all of us couldn't help but amaze that this was real life. The sites leave your breathless in the sense of wonder about history. Go to Egypt, you won't be disappointed!

My Contiki was: Adventure, History, Culture

  • mishSA Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 3 Countries

Firstly the trip started in London and we got to see a few sights (I'd recommend that you do atleast 2 days in London alone before contiki) We then headed off to Liverpool, York, Gretna Green, Edinburgh, lake districts (lake Windermere) where we did a high ropes course which was a must!! and my highlight: LOCHNESS! We then headed to Scottish Highlands, aisle of Skye, Oban and lastly to Glasgow! (Here you can join onto the Ireland leg too)
Accommodation: everything was 3Star and had wifi, great bathrooms and very comfortable
Food: Hotel breakfasts are amazing!! Take full advantage of these... We stopped pretty often for bathroom breaks and food. Basically go where the trip manager advises
Crew: Ed and Derek were amazing!! Make the most of the knowledge the crew give you
Your mates: the absolute best! I honestly wasn't too sure if a single traveller would fit in or make friends, but everyone honestly becomes very close and you also get a roommate which helps, but put yourself out there! It's the best way to be noticed and make friends, especially on the bus, take an interest in what people do and their lives
I loved all the moments and cannot pick my favourite, apart from making friends that I'll stay in contact with for life

My Contiki was: Fantastic , No regrets , Life experience

  • mishSA Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 3 Countries

Firstly the trip started in London and we got to see a few sights (I'd recommend that you do atleast 2 days in London alone before contiki) We then headed off to Liverpool, York, Gretna Green, Edinburgh, lake districts (lake Windermere) where we did a high ropes course which was a must!! and my highlight: LOCHNESS! We then headed to Scottish Highlands, aisle of Skye, Oban and lastly to Glasgow! (Here you can join onto the Ireland leg too)
Accommodation: everything was 3Star and had wifi, great bathrooms and very comfortable
Food: Hotel breakfasts are amazing!! Take full advantage of these... We stopped pretty often for bathroom breaks and food. Basically go where the trip manager advises
Crew: Ed and Derek were amazing!! Make the most of the knowledge the crew give you
Your mates: the absolute best! I honestly wasn't too sure if a single traveller would fit in or make friends, but everyone honestly becomes very close and you also get a roommate which helps, but put yourself out there! It's the best way to be noticed and make friends, especially on the bus, take an interest in what people do and their lives
I loved all the moments and cannot pick my favourite, apart from making friends that I'll stay in contact with for life

My Contiki was: Fantastic , No regrets , Life experience

The trip might sound amazing. All the places and sights you are able to see in a short amout of time. A very short amout of time. So short that you have no time what so ever to really experience it - you mostly just have the time to take some quick snapshots and then leave for the bus. It mostly left me wishing that I could stay longer at many of the locations.

During this Contiki trip you basically live on the bus. Lunch is almost always at a gasol station, so do not expect to enjoy the local cuisine. What is funny is that our tour manager always made it sound like these stops at the stations really was a way to get an insight in the culture. E.g. "Did you enjoy the beautiful German food?". "No, because the only food available is Burger King and sandwiches".

The optional activites were pushed onto us too much by our tour manager, but still barely half of us participated in them. Optional activities should be optional, and not forced. The most fun I had during the trip was actually at our spare time. Anyhow, most optional activities were worth the money besides the dinners. The food was never more than "okay", and when I went of to find dinner with friends we fould better food for about the same price or cheaper (depending on amout of courses and alcohol).

When it comes to the bus time, I had been expecting more information and facts about our destinations from our tour manager while we sat in the bus. As it was now it was mostly superficial facts, if any, and sometimes the facts were wrong.

Even though Contiki is aimed at 18-35 years old, I would recommend it to 18-20 years old who first and foremost wish to get away from their parents to drink and party. Even if the party animals at our trip were a minority, it felt like the focus was on drinking, as our tour manager often suggested drinking and bars as a free time activity.

Some positive words; you make new friends.

Lastly, if you are looking for relaxing on your holiday, Contiki really is not for you. Early mornings, long hours sitting in a bus and a forced schedule. If you want to enjoy other cultures there are absolutely better ways to do it.

My Contiki was: okay, alcohol, toolittlesleep

The trip might sound amazing. All the places and sights you are able to see in a short amout of time. A very short amout of time. So short that you have no time what so ever to really experience it - you mostly just have the time to take some quick snapshots and then leave for the bus. It mostly left me wishing that I could stay longer at many of the locations.

During this Contiki trip you basically live on the bus. Lunch is almost always at a gasol station, so do not expect to enjoy the local cuisine. What is funny is that our tour manager always made it sound like these stops at the stations really was a way to get an insight in the culture. E.g. "Did you enjoy the beautiful German food?". "No, because the only food available is Burger King and sandwiches".

The optional activites were pushed onto us too much by our tour manager, but still barely half of us participated in them. Optional activities should be optional, and not forced. The most fun I had during the trip was actually at our spare time. Anyhow, most optional activities were worth the money besides the dinners. The food was never more than "okay", and when I went of to find dinner with friends we fould better food for about the same price or cheaper (depending on amout of courses and alcohol).

When it comes to the bus time, I had been expecting more information and facts about our destinations from our tour manager while we sat in the bus. As it was now it was mostly superficial facts, if any, and sometimes the facts were wrong.

Even though Contiki is aimed at 18-35 years old, I would recommend it to 18-20 years old who first and foremost wish to get away from their parents to drink and party. Even if the party animals at our trip were a minority, it felt like the focus was on drinking, as our tour manager often suggested drinking and bars as a free time activity.

Some positive words; you make new friends.

Lastly, if you are looking for relaxing on your holiday, Contiki really is not for you. Early mornings, long hours sitting in a bus and a forced schedule. If you want to enjoy other cultures there are absolutely better ways to do it.

My Contiki was: okay, alcohol, toolittlesleep

  • Nicole Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 12 Countries

I had an amazing time on this tour! I loved our group, it was so hard to leave everyone when it ended. Our Tour manager Nic and driver Gabi were awesome! Best tour manager and driver ever! I went as a solo traveller, but after this trip I have made so many friends. I would recommend this tour to everyone, it was a great way to see lots of Europe! It is very fast paced so prepare yourself for lack of sleep and lots of partying, but mostly lack of sleep. Sometimes it sucked having to leave a place so soon but it is too be expected with this tour. The accommodations are never very close to the city center. It would've been nice to be closer to the action. I didn't mind The accommodations, there were places that were better than others. You will stay in a couple of "camping" areas in mini cabins. You aren't paying for top notch hotels or hostels so don't expect the best. Going on this trip was the best decision I have ever made. I had so much fun, made so many friends and have no regrets! I had the time of my life! Corfu was probably my favourite part and was the most relaxing part of the trip. Also, I would suggest to not do paragliding in Austria and arrange to do it in Switzerland! It's a bit more expensive but very worth it. It's longer, higher and you glide through the Swiss alps. It's very close to the camp ground contiki stays at, five minute walk. A couple of us did not get to do paragliding in Austria due to weather so we did it in Switzerland and it was waaaaay better! Overall amazing time, do this trip!!

Favorite places : Corfu, Prague, Amsterdam, and Switzerland

My Contiki was: Amazing , Party, Awesome

  • Nicole Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 12 Countries

I had an amazing time on this tour! I loved our group, it was so hard to leave everyone when it ended. Our Tour manager Nic and driver Gabi were awesome! Best tour manager and driver ever! I went as a solo traveller, but after this trip I have made so many friends. I would recommend this tour to everyone, it was a great way to see lots of Europe! It is very fast paced so prepare yourself for lack of sleep and lots of partying, but mostly lack of sleep. Sometimes it sucked having to leave a place so soon but it is too be expected with this tour. The accommodations are never very close to the city center. It would've been nice to be closer to the action. I didn't mind The accommodations, there were places that were better than others. You will stay in a couple of "camping" areas in mini cabins. You aren't paying for top notch hotels or hostels so don't expect the best. Going on this trip was the best decision I have ever made. I had so much fun, made so many friends and have no regrets! I had the time of my life! Corfu was probably my favourite part and was the most relaxing part of the trip. Also, I would suggest to not do paragliding in Austria and arrange to do it in Switzerland! It's a bit more expensive but very worth it. It's longer, higher and you glide through the Swiss alps. It's very close to the camp ground contiki stays at, five minute walk. A couple of us did not get to do paragliding in Austria due to weather so we did it in Switzerland and it was waaaaay better! Overall amazing time, do this trip!!

Favorite places : Corfu, Prague, Amsterdam, and Switzerland

My Contiki was: Amazing , Party, Awesome

  • Louann92 Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 3 Countries

This was my first Contiki and from what I've heard it is not a typical Contiki as a cruise pace means more time individually and disappointingly for me most of my group were couples which was unexpected as a solo traveller. That being said our tour manager Caroline was great and even though it was her billionth cruise I never felt like it was and she was enthusiastic every step of the way answering our questions before we even knew what to ask. If you are travelling alone like me it's imperative you attend the first couple of excursions and get to know your group before you all start splitting off a bit.

Overall I had the best time and cannot wait to book more Contiki !!!! Even though there were more couples I never felt alone or bored and my group really made the trip so invest in friendships early on.

Accommodation
The first night at the President Hotel was AMAZING. Rooftop pool and stunning cocktail bar . It's worth getting here early to make most of your stay and I'd wished of booked post night accommodation. The room was basic.

Cruise
The windowless cabin was tiny and poor making me feel a bit sick so definitely go for twin or quad share as this helps you bond fast making friends for life so you'll always know what's going on with at least someone! We never spent much time here.

Food
Buy the drinks package on the ship as it's so worth it - drinks are a bit watered down but wine and sparkling are included to!

Pack Suncream as there is no shade!! The ship is basic 3 star but thr bars are plentiful and more than adequate for drinks every night with your fellow group but don't book am exercusions everyday or you'll regret getting up at 6 am daily!!

I packed too much - you only need a handful of little tops and shorts over your swimmers as we took these everywhere for beach swimming.

Mykonos; the tour guides are reluctant to take you to Paradise Beach but YOU HAVE TO GO. A small group of us branched off and it was a few euros on a 15min shuttle and it is the party beach . Best bit if the week!!!!

Santorini is the best exercusion but there's not much time here so I wish I had some days here after.

Turkey doesn't like lira so don't change and just use euros.

Rhodes was beautiful and we saw it all for a short city bus ride and skipped the excursion. Save it for the beach in the afternoon. It's stoney but there's a bar renting loungers under umbrellas with fantastic cocktails and wifi!

Tell friends and fsmily you have no wifi as we only got it once or twice entire week.

This Contiki was a great taster for anyone not sure if they like Contiki as there is something for everyone and it's a little bit tame in comparison to others. My best advise is make the most of every moment as it's over too soon but is a good taster of the islands as I saw a little of each and now know where I'd go back.

We all wished we'd taken a deck of cards with us for group games.

The exercusions are expensive because they are cruise ship not contiki hence my 4 star rating not 5.

I'd 100% go on a Contiki again and was the most liberating experience!!

My Contiki was: Taster, Fab group , Amazing views

  • Louann92 Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 3 Countries

This was my first Contiki and from what I've heard it is not a typical Contiki as a cruise pace means more time individually and disappointingly for me most of my group were couples which was unexpected as a solo traveller. That being said our tour manager Caroline was great and even though it was her billionth cruise I never felt like it was and she was enthusiastic every step of the way answering our questions before we even knew what to ask. If you are travelling alone like me it's imperative you attend the first couple of excursions and get to know your group before you all start splitting off a bit.

Overall I had the best time and cannot wait to book more Contiki !!!! Even though there were more couples I never felt alone or bored and my group really made the trip so invest in friendships early on.

Accommodation
The first night at the President Hotel was AMAZING. Rooftop pool and stunning cocktail bar . It's worth getting here early to make most of your stay and I'd wished of booked post night accommodation. The room was basic.

Cruise
The windowless cabin was tiny and poor making me feel a bit sick so definitely go for twin or quad share as this helps you bond fast making friends for life so you'll always know what's going on with at least someone! We never spent much time here.

Food
Buy the drinks package on the ship as it's so worth it - drinks are a bit watered down but wine and sparkling are included to!

Pack Suncream as there is no shade!! The ship is basic 3 star but thr bars are plentiful and more than adequate for drinks every night with your fellow group but don't book am exercusions everyday or you'll regret getting up at 6 am daily!!

I packed too much - you only need a handful of little tops and shorts over your swimmers as we took these everywhere for beach swimming.

Mykonos; the tour guides are reluctant to take you to Paradise Beach but YOU HAVE TO GO. A small group of us branched off and it was a few euros on a 15min shuttle and it is the party beach . Best bit if the week!!!!

Santorini is the best exercusion but there's not much time here so I wish I had some days here after.

Turkey doesn't like lira so don't change and just use euros.

Rhodes was beautiful and we saw it all for a short city bus ride and skipped the excursion. Save it for the beach in the afternoon. It's stoney but there's a bar renting loungers under umbrellas with fantastic cocktails and wifi!

Tell friends and fsmily you have no wifi as we only got it once or twice entire week.

This Contiki was a great taster for anyone not sure if they like Contiki as there is something for everyone and it's a little bit tame in comparison to others. My best advise is make the most of every moment as it's over too soon but is a good taster of the islands as I saw a little of each and now know where I'd go back.

We all wished we'd taken a deck of cards with us for group games.

The exercusions are expensive because they are cruise ship not contiki hence my 4 star rating not 5.

I'd 100% go on a Contiki again and was the most liberating experience!!

My Contiki was: Taster, Fab group , Amazing views

Where do I begin? Well first I would like to make it clear that I am an extremely positive person. My parents raised me with the highest of values and taught me to be rational with every conflict I come across. That being said, when I’m faced with an arduous situation, I like to think I’m always fair when addressing said situation. This trip was truly an experience never to be forgotten. I laid my eyes on sites that I never thought I’d be blessed with seeing at such a young age. Yes, the food could have been better and the hotels could have been closer to the city centers but it’s fair for the price you pay. The trip would have been perfect if it weren’t for the trip manager. The trip manager is a person I almost can’t explain in words due to the fact that I am still overwhelmed at how barbaric he acted and how unprofessionally he represented Contiki. To be fair, the trip manager put on a good show. The way he misled some of the more gullible members of the group was astonishing. However clever he was, it was unfair, oppressive really, the way he “managed” a group of people who had just spent a large sum of their money in order to visit one of the most artistically and historically beautiful places in the world. Less than two days into the trip, the trip manager started to have an affair with a fellow member from my group. They could have kept it private but instead she boasted her position to everyone and he had no interest in stopping her. I’m all for sexual freedom but this was not that. One’s intimate life is meant to be separate from one’s work life and I understand that the trip manager’s job doesn’t favor a serious relationship but if you’re that concupiscent that you need sexual attention from another person, don’t make the rest of the group feel uncomfortable with your lustful, and probably illegal in the workplace, arrangement. About a week later, the trip manager was fifteen minutes late to the bus departure. He made the reason clear when he arrived with a “one night stand” (a fellow Contiki employee) and brought her onto the bus, still in her clothes from the night before. The trip manager didn’t even have the decency to apologize for being late, which tells me that he either thought we were too mindless to note his inappropriate behavior or he just didn’t care about what we thought. Not only that but, on the first night in Paris, he left a young girl who has never left Australia before, alone at the Eiffel Tower to have to find her way back to the hotel and she ended up having to pay for a 70 euro taxi. But, when the girl that he was having an affair with was late for the bus, he didn’t hesitate to wait for her before we departed. Now how is that humane in any way? The events that I have discussed thus far caused me to feel uncomfortable and unsafe because it was clear that the trip manager's priorities consisted of himself and nothing else. “If there was an emergency, would he abandon us?” was a question I started to argue in my head yet, I am thankful to have returned home safely with only a bit of psychological scarring. If it weren’t for my best friend who came with me and a few other like-minded people I befriended, I would have gone home halfway through the trip, as everyday seemed to consist of at least one misbehavior or violation of the trip manager. That being said, it hurts me that I regret going on this trip as it was fantastic but unfortunately, the manners of my trip manager greatly deterred from my experiences and blemished my month overall.

My Contiki was: Unprofessional, Inappropriate , Scarring

Where do I begin? Well first I would like to make it clear that I am an extremely positive person. My parents raised me with the highest of values and taught me to be rational with every conflict I come across. That being said, when I’m faced with an arduous situation, I like to think I’m always fair when addressing said situation. This trip was truly an experience never to be forgotten. I laid my eyes on sites that I never thought I’d be blessed with seeing at such a young age. Yes, the food could have been better and the hotels could have been closer to the city centers but it’s fair for the price you pay. The trip would have been perfect if it weren’t for the trip manager. The trip manager is a person I almost can’t explain in words due to the fact that I am still overwhelmed at how barbaric he acted and how unprofessionally he represented Contiki. To be fair, the trip manager put on a good show. The way he misled some of the more gullible members of the group was astonishing. However clever he was, it was unfair, oppressive really, the way he “managed” a group of people who had just spent a large sum of their money in order to visit one of the most artistically and historically beautiful places in the world. Less than two days into the trip, the trip manager started to have an affair with a fellow member from my group. They could have kept it private but instead she boasted her position to everyone and he had no interest in stopping her. I’m all for sexual freedom but this was not that. One’s intimate life is meant to be separate from one’s work life and I understand that the trip manager’s job doesn’t favor a serious relationship but if you’re that concupiscent that you need sexual attention from another person, don’t make the rest of the group feel uncomfortable with your lustful, and probably illegal in the workplace, arrangement. About a week later, the trip manager was fifteen minutes late to the bus departure. He made the reason clear when he arrived with a “one night stand” (a fellow Contiki employee) and brought her onto the bus, still in her clothes from the night before. The trip manager didn’t even have the decency to apologize for being late, which tells me that he either thought we were too mindless to note his inappropriate behavior or he just didn’t care about what we thought. Not only that but, on the first night in Paris, he left a young girl who has never left Australia before, alone at the Eiffel Tower to have to find her way back to the hotel and she ended up having to pay for a 70 euro taxi. But, when the girl that he was having an affair with was late for the bus, he didn’t hesitate to wait for her before we departed. Now how is that humane in any way? The events that I have discussed thus far caused me to feel uncomfortable and unsafe because it was clear that the trip manager's priorities consisted of himself and nothing else. “If there was an emergency, would he abandon us?” was a question I started to argue in my head yet, I am thankful to have returned home safely with only a bit of psychological scarring. If it weren’t for my best friend who came with me and a few other like-minded people I befriended, I would have gone home halfway through the trip, as everyday seemed to consist of at least one misbehavior or violation of the trip manager. That being said, it hurts me that I regret going on this trip as it was fantastic but unfortunately, the manners of my trip manager greatly deterred from my experiences and blemished my month overall.

My Contiki was: Unprofessional, Inappropriate , Scarring

  • Britt Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 16 Countries

for everyone thinking this trip is to long, it isn't. I had the time of my life on this trip and made friends that I will have forever. Our tour guide told us we'd be like family at the end of the trip and all of us were like no we won't, but when it came to the last night I felt like I couldn't live without my contiki family.
Our contiki crew was awesome, shout out to Feddo and Timmy, they made the trip for all of us and all the insures were really inviting!
We seen so much in 45 days and it was incredible, it was so hard to choose my favorite place, I had so many!

but to wrap it all up, I definitely recommend this trip to anyone wanting so make friends forever and see the world! #fatbrokehappy

My Contiki was: Unforgettable , amazing, life changing

  • Britt Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 16 Countries

for everyone thinking this trip is to long, it isn't. I had the time of my life on this trip and made friends that I will have forever. Our tour guide told us we'd be like family at the end of the trip and all of us were like no we won't, but when it came to the last night I felt like I couldn't live without my contiki family.
Our contiki crew was awesome, shout out to Feddo and Timmy, they made the trip for all of us and all the insures were really inviting!
We seen so much in 45 days and it was incredible, it was so hard to choose my favorite place, I had so many!

but to wrap it all up, I definitely recommend this trip to anyone wanting so make friends forever and see the world! #fatbrokehappy

My Contiki was: Unforgettable , amazing, life changing

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I WANNA GO BACK!
  • Natasha Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 8 Countries

Doing this trip was one of the most memorable and best things I have ever done! It is no joke when they say it's high energy. You are constantly moving. Going out at night till 3-4am and waking up at 6am to do it all over again. Needless to say, it takes a toll, so this trip isn't for everyone. If you don't take care of yourself, it can definitely ruin some awesome nights for you.
With the tour being a High Energy, you move fast and spend a lot of the time on the bus. Here is where you get to know everyone and make awesome conversations. This tour is the perfect tour to do if its your first time in Europe and want to see as much as you can with an awesome price. Our tour guide (Scott) and bus driver (Joao) knew so much information! They new the perfect places to go for absolutely everything. The sights that you see on this tour are unreal.
The people I met on this tour, made it amazing. I have met the most sincere, wild, awesome people who I know I will definitely keep in touch with and will love to see in the near future. I even met my spirit twin! You're with these people literally 24/7 and in such a short amount of time, you become so close.
I will definitely do another Contiki tour!

European Horizon

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I WANNA GO BACK!
  • Natasha Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 8 Countries

Doing this trip was one of the most memorable and best things I have ever done! It is no joke when they say it's high energy. You are constantly moving. Going out at night till 3-4am and waking up at 6am to do it all over again. Needless to say, it takes a toll, so this trip isn't for everyone. If you don't take care of yourself, it can definitely ruin some awesome nights for you.
With the tour being a High Energy, you move fast and spend a lot of the time on the bus. Here is where you get to know everyone and make awesome conversations. This tour is the perfect tour to do if its your first time in Europe and want to see as much as you can with an awesome price. Our tour guide (Scott) and bus driver (Joao) knew so much information! They new the perfect places to go for absolutely everything. The sights that you see on this tour are unreal.
The people I met on this tour, made it amazing. I have met the most sincere, wild, awesome people who I know I will definitely keep in touch with and will love to see in the near future. I even met my spirit twin! You're with these people literally 24/7 and in such a short amount of time, you become so close.
I will definitely do another Contiki tour!

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