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European Discovery

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Don your knitwear and whet your appetite for Winter in Europe on the European Discovery. From a traditional German beer hall to a breathtaking Austrian mountain range and a gelateria in Rome, you will get a taste for all the best bits, ticking off 9 countries in 12-days. By the time you get back to London you'll be completely smitten by all things Europe. 
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England, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, The Vatican, Switzerland England, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, The Vatican, Switzerland , and 5 more
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Florence
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Lucerne
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Jaylynn Mathis
I cannot stress enough how much you should not waste your money on this trip. Or this company. I was on the trip from September 19- October 3rd. Those were the worst 2 weeks of my life. So many things were wrong with this trip but I will just name the main ones. 1. You don't get to do anything or enjoy the places you actually get to see. You spend 6-8 hours in a bus and when you finally get to your destination you get 2 hours tops to do really anything. Which in the end is nothing. That is no time to go anywhere. I ended up just walking around hoping to get something out of the places we went. - you will almost always have to find your own way back to the hotel at the end of the night if you don't want to go back super early. So plan for a lot of taxi/uber expenses. Which can add up as we usually stayed at least half an hour away from wherever we were for the evening. 2. The included meals were pretty garbage. Not worth it and I barely ate as there were never any real options. You will mainly live off of rest stop food. 3. Do not go on this trip if you are not a drinker. I do not drink and no one respected that on my trip. They would constantly push me to try stuff and would not take no for an answer. 4. The biggest problem I had for this trip were the "hotels". I paid for a hotel trip, they said 80% of the trip cost went to our "hotels". I do not believe it. They said all our hotels were 3 star. Lies. I think maybe 2 out of all of them were decent. The rest.... let me just say this one thing so you can get an idea of what they're really like. BED BUGS. There were bed bugs in our hotel in Germany, St. Goal. That hotel was so decrepit and creepy. We had to pack an overnight bag as we had to walk up the winding metal staircase, there were barely any light in the hallways. You'd have to navigate your way around with the light from your phone, the room numbers made no sense. The "lobby" was actually just the bar. The owner would lock up and leave at night so your SOL if you have an issue. But let's get back to the bed bugs. I had just taken a shower and gotten into bed. As there are no tvs in the room I am on my phone watching a movie when I look up and see a spider. (I have an extremely bad phobia of bugs, which i have seen a therapist over. I will go into full on panic attacks and its hard to breath) I get out of bed and look over at the other bed that had my bags on it (I was in a twin share room) and see little bugs crawling around. I take pictures and tried to find my trip manager to tell her what I had found. I had to go down 3 flights of stairs to find the paper that said where everyone was and I finally found her. I had to knock on her door for 5 minutes until she answered. ( I should mention this was probably 2 in the morning) she answers the door and I tell what I found she says the owner has left for the night so there is nothing she can do. She says to go back to my room until the morning. She comes and knocks on my door 10 minutes later and says the owner is coming back to give me another room. You'd think this would be awesome right? Wrong. This time I checked the 3 beds the new room had and all of them had bed bugs as well. I sat in the bathroom all night long as I was to afraid to sleep. Which led to a very very long day. Yes I understand that maybe things happen and I just had the bad luck of getting those 2 rooms. But I had done research of the hotels and knew they had a history of bed bugs with past contikis. I thought that I could trust them to knowingly not put us in horrible hotels. But I was wrong, all of the hotels but 2 were dark, dirty, unkempt. Cobwebs on the ceiling. Just gross. Also, the "inclusions " listed on the trip itinerary are lies. Things listed like "visit the Louvre ". What they really mean is you get to drive past it on the bus. I ended up spending way more money than I expected to because things I thought were included actually were not Pay the extra to have a room to yourself if you want to feel safe. My first night on the trip, in london, I was in bed trying to sleep and my "roommate" brought 2 strange men into our room from the bar she was at. I did not feel safe. The day we spent in Amsterdam, everything was closed. There was nothing to do and then I felt pressured to go to a sex show in the red light district otherwise I would have been stranded and left to find a ride to the hotel. At Oktoberfest, I was assaulted by a stranger when I left my group to find a way home. I do not recommend going on this trip alone. For how much I ended up spending on this trip, I am so utterly disappointed. This was my first time traveling, I thought I would put my trust in a company that boasted on how well they plan and take care of their travelers. This was my first time traveling and because of this trip, most likely my last. This has ruined my want to travel. It was all about the money for this company. They lie and carefully word everything on their website to get you to waste your money on their trips. Contiki, if you take anything away from what I've said. Let it be this, stop misleading your travelers. It's not right. It's not all about money. Your motto is #noregrets. This entire trip was nothing but regret. Thank you for reading this.
Traveled Nov 2018

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James Wilkins
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Diana Delgado
Best travel experience I’ve ever had! Don’t think about it just do it! Our guide Adam was amazing, took us to the best spots recommended amazing food places from gelato in Venice to snails in Paris and everything was always great! I went solo and ended up with 50 new friends??, I loved the pace, the fun times, and the memories created on this trip! I would do it all over again! Honestly Bart (our driver) and Adam made everyone feel comfortable and safe traveling around Europe (the dynamic duo lol) .hope they keep them together...the most humorous rides of my life. Loved my European Discovery experience ?? Can’t wait for my next Contiki Experience!
Traveled Nov 2018

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Anonymous
Perfect for a taste of Europe in short period of time.
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Katisse Davis
Happy with the pricing and cost of the trip, although the extras (which we wanted to do) did add-up on top of our allocated spending money (trying to save on bank costs etc.)... Maybe a pre-pay for extras option could be a good idea???
Traveled Nov 2018

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Sofia
Very affordable and a great price for what you get!
Booked from Texas
Traveled Nov 2018

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Kylie Dodds
Definitely worth every cent. That was my 4th Contiki and I plan to continue travelling with Contiki, the pricing is very fair for where you go and what you get out of it.
Traveled Oct 2018

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Laura Clark
It was reasonably priced for what you get for 12 days and while it wasnt big star hotels, it didnt matter so long as the hotel was a complete wreck.
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Benjamin Stevenson
Added Oktoberfest to our trip which was an amazing experience
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Anonymous
The name of the trip says it all, and it was exactly what I was looking for. Yes, it was very fast-paced and I wish we had more time in some places but it gave me a small taste of a lot of countries in a short period of time, and now I know where I want to go back on my own to spend more time in! Our trip manager made sure that we saw everything we could in the amount of time given and always gave us good recommendations of good sights to hit in our free time. One thing I think I was most nervous about was the "party culture" of Contiki, and yes, while the opportunity to stay out every night is there, I was relieved to see there was always an option to go back to the hotel if you weren't feeling up to having a big night out, and there were usually a few others who I went back early with after a few drinks. The hotels were good quality and in good locations for the price, and it was always easy to get back via public transport or uber/cab. Majority of the free time add-ons (FTA) were really good, my favourites were the white water rafting in Austria, Mike's Bike Tour in Munich and going up the Stanserhorn mountain in Switzerland. Although I wasn't the biggest fan of the "demonstrations" in some of the cities and wish I had given them a miss and instead used that time to explore by myself. I'm so glad I booked this trip, I've made some amazing friendships and had the time of my life.
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Anonymous
Deberían de indicar las actividades y cómo será la dinámica
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Elyce Reid
great value for money in general. a few extra meals would have been great. accomodation all above board
Booked from Wagin
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Anonymous
Amazing and fast paced but our tour manager Tai made sure we made the most of every opportunity and sea as much as we could in 12days!
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Deanna Plascencia
Good price for the trip and all the places you see
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Catie Crawford
Contiki takes the research and hard work of planning a trip out! The optional activities are well worth the money. I enjoyed them all
Booked from California
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Emily Rose
Great trip to have a taste of lots of different countries
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Victoria Putter
It is an amazing way to see most of Europe quickly! And a great way to see where you’d like to go in the future! Basically an entire to the counties of Europe
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Jeremy Hardiman
Great value, great locations & organised well
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Matthew Garland
Everything was clean and nothing was too much trouble for the contiki team.
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Jordan Patten
Overall the trip was fantastic for the price. The hotels were adequate for budget hotels they couldn’t of picked better ones at this price. The accommodations were all clean, they all had private bathrooms, and comfortable beds. Certainly wouldn’t of been able to do this trip on my own for the same price. Not to mention all the extensive planning that had to be done for this trip. The trip was so good I ended up getting engaged on a mountaintop in Switzerland. Definitely no regrets about this trip.
Booked from Parry Sound, Canada
Traveled Oct 2018

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