European Adventurer was by FAR the best decision I made for myself. I had many other friends travel through contiki and they considered I try it for myself. I chose this trip as a grad school gift for myself and it was amazing!
Everything that is planned for the most part is fair timing - you receive a lot of info and free time to explore while also indulging in culture and making/ meeting new people. There are some countries I wish we had more time like one more day in Barcelona and Croatia was amazinggggg!!!! Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Austria - they’re all so amazing and some of my favorites!
There are lots and lots of carbs so you’re bound to gain weight but **** it, enjoy it! Lol
Izzy was our tour manager and she was literally an angel sent from heaven. Very upbeat, positive, silly, humble, supportive ; everything you basically need in a person and friend when one is so far away from home! She was AMAZING at her job and literally knew everything and could help with anything you needed.
Ryan was our bus driver and so sweet and awesome! Be mindful to respect these people as they are doing so much for us and respect your bus as well. You’ll be on it sometimes traveling for hours and it’s basically your own little getaway car without having to drive so be grateful and mindful.
Tips I would give is if you’re doing summer - bring slot of flowy dresses or rompers because it’s sooooo Hoyt. Comfy Sandals, sneakers and flip flops. Don’t overload on clothes cause sometimes if elevators break down , there’s stairs and you carry your own ****!
I luckily only got sick once but you are bound to get the CONTIKI COUGH and yes **** is real so load up on meds.
Have headphones/ books/ hands on games for long rides and random nights. Sun block and bug spray! And
Have fun, who cares if there’s no WiFi all the way time - indulge in the moment, look out for your group as they are your family in such a short time and live your best life!
Loved my team, my manager and my driver! So happy I did this!