5 things to expect from a Contiki camping trip

Girl in dubrovnik

This article was created for The Travel Project by Ellen Wilson, a 24 year old pre school teacher from the New South Wales coast of Australia.

I'd never been camping in my life, and well - I jumped on board the largest tour there is in Europe, The Original: 46 days of camping around 22 countries! Here's what to expect...

Barcelona will entice you

Ed Sheeran’s song ‘Barcelona’ will be on repeat. The sangria is insane and you’ll no doubt meet beautiful people and fall in love with everything you lay your eyes on.

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Girls in sunflower field

You'll eat your body weight in insane food

On this tour you have an on road cook (if you have Evie you’ll be in for a treat). Ask your cook where to go for the best local food and if you’re a true foodie, you certainly won’t be disappointed in the breakfasts and dinners that are provided! You will eventually reach Corfu in Greece and eat your body weight in Gyros. if you don’t, try the Freddo coffees instead because OMG…

You may have to pay for showers

Always carry spare coins – €1 for 5 minutes! Eventually you get use to it and you might end up sharing with a friend because, well… saving water is saving money.

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You'll fall in love with Dubrovnik

I was one of the only people on my tour that didn’t watch Game of Thrones prior to the trip, but I’m pretty sure I got up to date within a few weeks of getting to Dubrovnik all thanks to my group. Make sure you get yourself to a Buzabar and jump of a cliff into the crystal clear water. Soak in the amazing views this incredible place has to offer!

It will be life changing

I have now travelled with contiki four times. Each time is a brand new experience where I learned different things about myself and met some pretty amazing people. I knew that choosing this tour would be a fun, but I didn’t expect it to be life changing.

Are you laid back? Carefree? Adventurous? Are you an outdoors person? Do you want to meet people with the same interests as you? Then book this tour!

 

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