No more bed bugs! The accommodation in Amsterdam ruined the trip for me and the way contiki handled it made it even worse. If contiki invested more money in the accommodation and seeking quality, safe locations I would have been more satisfied with my trip. On top of this, it seemed like during most of the trip I paid extra for things that should have been included in the original price. For example, some walking tours, wine tastings and sightseeing activities were counted as FTAs, which you pay for on the bus during the trip (not prepaid and included in the original contiki price). They didn't seem worth the price especially given the amount I paid for at the beginning of the trip. The price didn't make sense to me. Given that the food was subpar and accommodation was not impressive (compared to the way the contiki advertised it) you would think that they could have at least included some of these things. I also found that a lot of things were advertised falsely to me resulting in me paying extra for FTAs and being very disappointed when I got to the activity. Either make the prices of the FTAs more reasonable or advertise them appropriately. For example, the Jung Frau mountain in Switzerland was very expensive and when we got there we couldn't see the view because of the weather. Directly after that, our trip manager had said we would go to an adventure park on the mountain and the view would be great. We then left the mountain and waited a while till we were taken to the adventure park, which was secluded and was not an adventure park but rather just high ropes. There was no view and I am afraid of heights so was not even able to enjoy the activity. This, to me, validated the fact that contiki's main priority is to make money rather than providing a good service and hoping that people enjoy their trips. In addition, we were taken to many secluded areas to go to contiki affiliated shops and were given talks (eg. watch shop in Lucern and perfumery on the way to Monaco). We were forced to waste our time there. Why were these scheduled events and not FTAs as well? People should have had the option of going to these.
Apart from the trip, I did meet a lot of amazing people who I still speak to. The places we visited and the people I met were the best part of the trip.