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Words cannot begin to describe how good this trip was. Awesome people made it worth while, that's what made it for me. The Road to Athens was amazing, a little busy but loved every second of it. Lots of big nights out in beautiful locations and plenty things to do during the day, including free time where you just go get lost in the city and do your own thing which I loved.

The Greek Island Hopping WOW WEE. I think I had only one night that I didn't go out, the rest of the time was PARTY PARTY PARTY. Got to sleep in most mornings which came in handy, and the every island was like paradise just incredible. And you could do whatever you liked most days. Which mainly involved recovering from a hangover.

Accommodation was good, you can't expect 5-star luxury ,but it was plenty good enough. My advice is don't be fussy. Remember you are on a contiki tour.

Like I said the people on the tours were what made it in the end, I was extremely fortunate to be able to travel with the people I did and those people will always be lifetime friends. Highly recommend this tour, have a look at it for sure.

My Contiki was: Best people, Amazing places, I want to relive it all!!

European Encounter

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Incredible
  • Danielle Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 11 Countries

Contiki is incredible, I definitely recommend doing a tour, you see so much that you wouldn't even think of doing on your own. The days are busy, long, and tiring but so worth it. I had the best time of my life on this tour, and it probably wouldn't have been as amazing without our tour manager roxy and driver jelly! They were amazing and always went above and beyond for us. It's great getting to meet and travel with so many people too, makes the trip so much better!

My Contiki was: Incredible, Exhausting, Memorable

European Encounter

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Incredible
  • Danielle Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 11 Countries

Contiki is incredible, I definitely recommend doing a tour, you see so much that you wouldn't even think of doing on your own. The days are busy, long, and tiring but so worth it. I had the best time of my life on this tour, and it probably wouldn't have been as amazing without our tour manager roxy and driver jelly! They were amazing and always went above and beyond for us. It's great getting to meet and travel with so many people too, makes the trip so much better!

My Contiki was: Incredible, Exhausting, Memorable

European Adventurer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Unbeatable!

I did the European Adventurer last June (dep 21 June 2014). On the first day of Contiki I had the worst hangover I had ever experienced! Little did I know, this was going to be my life for the next five weeks! However it was the best weeks of my life spent with awesome humans who are all now my friends! By day we took in the mind blowing sites Europe had to offer and by sunset we were blowing our minds in other ways ;) This special trip would definately not be the same without our absolutely awesome Tour manager Scotty and bus driver Wjotec! They were both so knowledgable and always willing to go out of there way to help us! Can't wait for my next contiki yewww

I would recommend doing a hostel contiki because you get to meet up with other groups so it's twice the party :)

My Contiki was: Sleepless, Spectacular, Sexy

European Adventurer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Unbeatable!

I did the European Adventurer last June (dep 21 June 2014). On the first day of Contiki I had the worst hangover I had ever experienced! Little did I know, this was going to be my life for the next five weeks! However it was the best weeks of my life spent with awesome humans who are all now my friends! By day we took in the mind blowing sites Europe had to offer and by sunset we were blowing our minds in other ways ;) This special trip would definately not be the same without our absolutely awesome Tour manager Scotty and bus driver Wjotec! They were both so knowledgable and always willing to go out of there way to help us! Can't wait for my next contiki yewww

I would recommend doing a hostel contiki because you get to meet up with other groups so it's twice the party :)

My Contiki was: Sleepless, Spectacular, Sexy

  • Sophi Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 3 Countries

Was a good trip, got to see the different ski mountains.

My Contiki was: Amazing, Beautiful, Great Experence

  • Christy Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 11 Countries

This was my first Contiki tour, and the first thing I did when it was over was book another (honestly). I have a lot of friends who recommended Contiki but refused to tell me anything about it, saying you just have to experience it and then you would know. They were on point. I recommend doing most/all the optional activities as they are definitely value for money; the Budapest dinner cruise was beyond epic. My friends and parents paid in excess of 70 euro for their Gondola rides whilst Contiki provided for less than 30. Megs was my tour guide, if you get her; I envy you. She made the experience what it was with her infectious smile, organisation skills and extensive knowledge of all the places visited. My fellow travelers were amazing and ready to experience the world. I loved the Eastern European culture, cuisine and nightlife. I cannot recommend Contiki enough, and this tour. Get out there and do it, #noregrets!

My Contiki was: exquisite, profound, invigorating

  • Christy Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 11 Countries

This was my first Contiki tour, and the first thing I did when it was over was book another (honestly). I have a lot of friends who recommended Contiki but refused to tell me anything about it, saying you just have to experience it and then you would know. They were on point. I recommend doing most/all the optional activities as they are definitely value for money; the Budapest dinner cruise was beyond epic. My friends and parents paid in excess of 70 euro for their Gondola rides whilst Contiki provided for less than 30. Megs was my tour guide, if you get her; I envy you. She made the experience what it was with her infectious smile, organisation skills and extensive knowledge of all the places visited. My fellow travelers were amazing and ready to experience the world. I loved the Eastern European culture, cuisine and nightlife. I cannot recommend Contiki enough, and this tour. Get out there and do it, #noregrets!

My Contiki was: exquisite, profound, invigorating

  • Calumn Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 14 Countries

Absolutely amazing! Shout outs to Mohrenberger and Volpini for been the best crew! #wherestheplacetobe :D

My Contiki was: AMAZING, FRIENDSHIPS, BEER

  • Calumn Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 14 Countries

Absolutely amazing! Shout outs to Mohrenberger and Volpini for been the best crew! #wherestheplacetobe :D

My Contiki was: AMAZING, FRIENDSHIPS, BEER

Winter Wanderer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Oh What A Time <3
  • Goana Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 13 Countries

Well this is it. I don't know if it was because we had the greatest team or not, but hey. A definate trip of a life time. Something I will never forget and have never regreted ;)

Don't be fooled, depending on when you go you will be amazed by the weather. We had sunshine and warm days in the begining of the trip. As soon as we entered Germany-Austria it was snow from then on out.

Contiki is what you make it. I didn't go out much as I wanted to be aware of what I was seeing and be able to take in what was around me. Thank god I did, because I would have missed out on so many stories and walking trips with the tour guide. For example, I saw Prauge at night, when others decided to head out and drink. Also went to an amusement park in Austria (not planned)

On average I spent about $1,500 extra on my trip (this was for the times that we didn't have lunch or dinner planned)

If you are going on your own, have no fear, everyone is there for you, you'll find your niche of friends. It happens, trust me!

Also DO ALL THE ADD ON EXTRAS!!! boy am I a little annoyed I didn't do that.
Don't get the group photo. But do get the T-shirt/Hoodie (in the picture)

My Contiki was: Mesmerizing, Snowy, Fantastic

Winter Wanderer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Oh What A Time <3
  • Goana Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 13 Countries

Well this is it. I don't know if it was because we had the greatest team or not, but hey. A definate trip of a life time. Something I will never forget and have never regreted ;)

Don't be fooled, depending on when you go you will be amazed by the weather. We had sunshine and warm days in the begining of the trip. As soon as we entered Germany-Austria it was snow from then on out.

Contiki is what you make it. I didn't go out much as I wanted to be aware of what I was seeing and be able to take in what was around me. Thank god I did, because I would have missed out on so many stories and walking trips with the tour guide. For example, I saw Prauge at night, when others decided to head out and drink. Also went to an amusement park in Austria (not planned)

On average I spent about $1,500 extra on my trip (this was for the times that we didn't have lunch or dinner planned)

If you are going on your own, have no fear, everyone is there for you, you'll find your niche of friends. It happens, trust me!

Also DO ALL THE ADD ON EXTRAS!!! boy am I a little annoyed I didn't do that.
Don't get the group photo. But do get the T-shirt/Hoodie (in the picture)

My Contiki was: Mesmerizing, Snowy, Fantastic

  • Tim Level 7 Traveler
  • 7 Contikis
  • 5 Countries

Saw some of the most amazing things, and met fantastic people. What reservations i did have quickly dissipated after the first day.

As dorky as it sounds, you will do and see so much on these trips, its worth making a travel diary, or at least taking a lot of random pics on your mobile - just to remember where and what you did as it does become a bit of a blur (for me anyhow).

So when your looking back on one of the trips of your life, you want those memories =)

My Contiki was: fun, rememberable, eye opening

  • Tim Level 7 Traveler
  • 7 Contikis
  • 5 Countries

Saw some of the most amazing things, and met fantastic people. What reservations i did have quickly dissipated after the first day.

As dorky as it sounds, you will do and see so much on these trips, its worth making a travel diary, or at least taking a lot of random pics on your mobile - just to remember where and what you did as it does become a bit of a blur (for me anyhow).

So when your looking back on one of the trips of your life, you want those memories =)

My Contiki was: fun, rememberable, eye opening

  • Nicole Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 3 Countries

I recently went on this tour and I have to say it was better than expected!
the Tour Manager, Nicole, was always very helpful and knowledgeable.
I did most of the optional extras, bear in mine these will cost you an extra €220 (approx) and I would also highly recommend the drinks package, which is €80.00 extra.

The wake up calls were very early, 6am, but totally worth it! Every stop was breathtaking, and there was a lot to do and see.

This tour will be a little harder to get to know people as you are on a cruise ship and you wont be forced to hang around each other as much as other Contiki tours, but its just an opportunity to make an effort, and I certainly met some awesome people on this trip! :)

My favourite places i would say were Mykonos and Santorini, I wish I had more time there, just another reason to go back! :)

The cruise ship was very nice, cabins were small but that wasn't really a big deal, good entertainment on board and we even had a toga party which was really fun!
The food, was AMAZING, I couldn't stop eating, it was so much better than expected, you wont go hungry!

Only downside is that if you get sea sick you might not want to choose this tour, the last 2 nights were pretty rough and my friend travelling with me got quite sick from it.
Also, its a very exhausting tour, you wont get much downtime, but as I said its totally worth it anyway :)

Highly recommended!

My Contiki was: Fun, Amazing sights, Meeting new people!

  • Nicole Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 3 Countries

I recently went on this tour and I have to say it was better than expected!
the Tour Manager, Nicole, was always very helpful and knowledgeable.
I did most of the optional extras, bear in mine these will cost you an extra €220 (approx) and I would also highly recommend the drinks package, which is €80.00 extra.

The wake up calls were very early, 6am, but totally worth it! Every stop was breathtaking, and there was a lot to do and see.

This tour will be a little harder to get to know people as you are on a cruise ship and you wont be forced to hang around each other as much as other Contiki tours, but its just an opportunity to make an effort, and I certainly met some awesome people on this trip! :)

My favourite places i would say were Mykonos and Santorini, I wish I had more time there, just another reason to go back! :)

The cruise ship was very nice, cabins were small but that wasn't really a big deal, good entertainment on board and we even had a toga party which was really fun!
The food, was AMAZING, I couldn't stop eating, it was so much better than expected, you wont go hungry!

Only downside is that if you get sea sick you might not want to choose this tour, the last 2 nights were pretty rough and my friend travelling with me got quite sick from it.
Also, its a very exhausting tour, you wont get much downtime, but as I said its totally worth it anyway :)

Highly recommended!

My Contiki was: Fun, Amazing sights, Meeting new people!

  • Sara Level 5 Traveler
  • 5 Contikis
  • 9 Countries

I wish there was a higher rating that I could give this tour! It was awesome!! The hostel was right in Munich which made it really easy to get around, and the extra excursions were really great.

  • Sara Level 5 Traveler
  • 5 Contikis
  • 9 Countries

I wish there was a higher rating that I could give this tour! It was awesome!! The hostel was right in Munich which made it really easy to get around, and the extra excursions were really great.

  • cory.gee Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 9 Countries

This tour was great! As first-time travellers we didn't know what to expect, but there was an excellent amount of free time. The tour guide Ben was very friendly and knowledgeable and made sure that everyone in the group felt included.

London is a whirlwind of excitement, we got there a few days earlier to explore the Portobello Road market, London Dungeon and the Sherlock Holmes museum. The day trip to Bath & Stonehenge is a bit slow but worth it if you are interested in Roman history or are interested in Paganism.
A strange man was in the paddock near Stonehenge and kept shouting at the tour group. Don't look at him and he won't say anything.

I recommend you do the bike tour in Paris, it's scary but worth it! I felt that too much time spent in Paris was focussed on the Eiffel Tower, and once you've seen it there isn't much else to do. On the first day you'll drive around it, then the second day you'll go up it, then the third day you'll have it as the backdrop for the boat cruise. Oh, and take the underground entry to the Louvre - no line at all (we went in June).

Our tour friends took the Amsterdam extension, and my partner and I were the only ones going to Rome. Unfortunately, once you get to Rome the tour seems to end - you are left on your own with a met card to see the sights. I would have liked a tour guide to help us find the monuments - even a short bus tour would have helped orient us.

Overall this tour was a fantastic experience. I made some great friends and had a lot of laughs, made a lot of memories and I don't regret a thing.
(well, maybe drinking a little too much and causing friends to miss their train....)

  • cory.gee Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 9 Countries

This tour was great! As first-time travellers we didn't know what to expect, but there was an excellent amount of free time. The tour guide Ben was very friendly and knowledgeable and made sure that everyone in the group felt included.

London is a whirlwind of excitement, we got there a few days earlier to explore the Portobello Road market, London Dungeon and the Sherlock Holmes museum. The day trip to Bath & Stonehenge is a bit slow but worth it if you are interested in Roman history or are interested in Paganism.
A strange man was in the paddock near Stonehenge and kept shouting at the tour group. Don't look at him and he won't say anything.

I recommend you do the bike tour in Paris, it's scary but worth it! I felt that too much time spent in Paris was focussed on the Eiffel Tower, and once you've seen it there isn't much else to do. On the first day you'll drive around it, then the second day you'll go up it, then the third day you'll have it as the backdrop for the boat cruise. Oh, and take the underground entry to the Louvre - no line at all (we went in June).

Our tour friends took the Amsterdam extension, and my partner and I were the only ones going to Rome. Unfortunately, once you get to Rome the tour seems to end - you are left on your own with a met card to see the sights. I would have liked a tour guide to help us find the monuments - even a short bus tour would have helped orient us.

Overall this tour was a fantastic experience. I made some great friends and had a lot of laughs, made a lot of memories and I don't regret a thing.
(well, maybe drinking a little too much and causing friends to miss their train....)

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