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25 nights accommodation
6 nights in Hotel, 6 nights in Contiki Special Stay, 5 nights in Hostel, 8 nights in Contiki Village
For 24 nights, you'll be treated to some of quirkiest and most elaborate sleeping arrangements in Europe. Spend 2 nights in Contiki's own French Château, another 2 in our Austrian Gasthof, 2 more in our Swiss Chalet, 6 in our cosy village cabins, 5 in groovy hostels and 7 in hotels!
38 included Meals
13 Dinner, 24 Breakfast, 1 Picnic Lunch
We'll be gourmandising all over Europe on this trip, sampling moreish local cuisine like fresh swirls of pasta, crunchy schnitzel and lashings of cheese. 24 continental breakfasts will be included, as will 1 picnic lunch and 13 dinners.
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Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides
A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.
Transport
All transport included during the trip
Included in your trip is transport across Europe on our fleet of comfy, state of the art coaches. They're kitted out with all the necessities: USB charge points, WiFi, Air Con and a rocking sound system. You bring the other essentials, like tunes, friendships and stories from the night before.
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Travel with other 18-35 year olds from around the world
Our trips are exclusively 18-35. This means you'll be travelling with people just like you, from all over the world- laughter and friendships always guaranteed.
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34 included, 21 optional that you can add
The coolest and most fascinating snippets of each city are included as standard. Soak up the scenery as we zoom through the Swiss Alps, see medieval castles in Germany and feast your eyes on Gaudi's dreamy architecture on the streets of Barcelona.
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Paris
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Fontainebleau
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Beaujolais
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DAY 1 - Arrive London
London
Check in to your hotel after 2:00pm and head out into the humming capital of Britain for a sneak peek at what’s to come. At 4:00pm meet up with your Trip Manager and get to know your fellow travellers.  
DAY 2 - London to Paris
London

Join forces in London & get to know the wolf pack you're about to take on Europe with. We'll hit the road this morning and make tracks for just over three weeks of adventure.

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See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
Sample Champagne & Escargot
Exclusive 'Paris by Night' sightseeing tour
See the White Cliffs of Dover
Dover

Shortly before we find our ferry for France, we'll be taking in the English coastline beauty of the White Cliffs of Dover. They owe their gorgeousness to their composition of chalk - you're learning and we haven't even left the UK!

Calais

Off the ferry we arrive in the port town of Calais - French soil! We will travel via World War I battlefields in the Valley of the Somme, before reaching .... Paris!

Paris

Pop the champagne, dial up the romance, & pass the escargot - we're in Paris, baby! Don't waste a second unpacking, we're going to hit the streets and see how this city comes alive by night. 

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Ibis La Villette Cite des Sciences Hotel Paris (or similar)
DAY 3 - Paris
Paris

Drool over haute couture, admire the Notre Dame Cathedral whilst juggling coffee and crêpes & get artsy at the many museums of the Louvre. Just don't wear yourself out, you will probably want to get involved with dinner and the Nouvelle Eve Champagne show. Smitten and it's only day two!

FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Parisian Dinner
EUR 36.00
Nouvelle Eve cabaret show
EUR 82.00
Stay
Ibis La Villette Cite des Sciences Hotel Paris (or similar)
DAY 4 - Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region via Fontainebleau
Paris

Farewell French capital! We're off in search of charming countryside & legit, straight from the source vino.

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See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards
Special stay: Contiki's XVI century Chateau
Wine tasting at Contiki's Château
See Chateau Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau

With its medieval stature and grand surrounding ponds, Château Fontainebleau will take your breath away. We'll amble around the gardens then recommence our scenic journey to Beaujolais.

Beaujolais

Tonight's the night we camp out at Contiki’s very own 16th century Château. We say "camp" - LOL. This might be the most royal experience of your life. Wine tasting at the Château’s working winery is just one of the ways we'll kill time while we're here.   

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Contiki Chateau
DAY 5 - Beaujolais Wine Region
Beaujolais
Pinch yourself, this is another day at the Château & another chance to live your best French countryside life with a full day here in Beaujolais. Rise & shine with optional sunrise yoga on the sprawling lawn of the Château's gardens, relax in the courtyard with a coffee & croissant, or loll about poolside in our castle-like setting. Our highlight today is a picnic in the picturesque gardens. Cue panoramic views & red wine.
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Picnic in the French countryside
Unwind on the lawn with Yoga and a glass of wine!
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Contiki Chateau
DAY 6 - Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona
Beaujolais
Bye-bye Beaujolais! And hello Barcelona. The Pyrénées mountains will keep our eyes satisfied today as we roll across the border for Spain's most lively city. Each day as sweet as the last.
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See Gaudi's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex
Walking tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
Barcelona
Well would you look at that for timing, we've pulled into Barcelona just on sangria o'clock. Fate, you've done it again! Tapas and a night exploring the city should have us in the Spanish mood before we know it.
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Urbany Go Hostel (or similar)
DAY 7 - Barcelona
Barcelona
Cobbled lanes of the Gothic Quarter, Montjuic hilltop vistas, & wild Spanish architecture will season our day to perfection. There's plenty of free time to roam free or take a dip in the Mediterranean sea, just don't tire yourself out - chances are you'll want to partake in the evening of Flamenco fun.
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Flamenco show with Tapas & Drinks
EUR 50.00
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Urbany Go Hostel (or similar)
DAY 8 - Barcelona to The Riviera via Arles
Barcelona
As smitten as we are by Barcelona, we have more of Europe to conquer. Much, much more...
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Visit the historic city of Arles
Arles
After a dreamy drive across the border into France through landscapes of lavender, sunflowers and wild herbs, we'll arrive at our lunch break town of Arles. Here we will get a peek at an ancient Roman Arena and at a typical provincial French town.
French Riviera
You're not a real celebrity until you've frolicked on the French Riviera, and who are we to keep you off the A-List? Sapphire waters & endless glamour as we roll through this glitzy coastline.
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Premiere Classe Hotel Seyne Sur Mer (or similar)
DAY 9 - French Riviera including Moncao
French Riviera
This morning we'll take a guided visit to Fragonard Perfumery, part museum experience & part discount perfume shopping extravaganza, where you'll have the chance to dabble in the olfactory arts. Then it's back to glamorous beach resorts, coastal villages, superyachts & members of the Jet Set - a scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur shows us everything we want to know about the French Riviera, as we make our way to the heart of it all, Monaco.
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Visit a French perfumery
Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur
See the Royal Palace in Monaco and the Monte Carlo casino
Monaco
It wouldn't be a true visit to Monaco without seeing the Royal Palace and the Monte Carlo casino, and that's exactly what we'll look for first. Then, what better place to spend your last night in France? You have a free evening to don your glad rags, spritz on some of your new perfume & rub shoulders with the high rollers, before it's back along the coast tonight.
French Riviera
Monaco, you've been a real winner today. Winding our way back along the Côte d'Azur, we'll say goodbye to the flash pack and set our sights for bed.
 
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Premiere Classe Hotel Nice (or similar)
DAY 10 - French Riviera to Florence via Pisa
French Riviera
After almost a week in France you'll be full to the brim with all things French and ready for new ground. Italy, perhaps?
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See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Pisa
No trip around Europe is complete without seeing the world's most famous #AwkwardLean, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Once you've got that perfect snap of you holding the thing up like you're Arnold Schwarzenegger, we'll be on the fast-track to Florence.
Florence
The dome of Duomo Cathedral sits above the city making certain we know we have arrived in Florence. Tonight, begin your Italian adventure with a night out with your group with dancing a plenty.
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Camping Internazionale (or similar)
DAY 11 - Florence
Florence
Today is a perfect balance of guided wisdom and free time to roam. We'll uncover the beautiful art of traditional leather & explore streets bursting with heritage. Take to the local markets, down some gelato & make yourself known for the evening of optional festivities.
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Discover the Secrets of Michelangelo's Florence – see Ponte Vecchio, the Medici Palace & much more on our locally guided walking tour of Florence
See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria
Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Tuscan Dinner
EUR 35.00
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Camping Internazionale (or similar)
DAY 12 - Florence to Rome
Florence
Farewell Florence - today we have the epicenter of Italy on our horizons. Pizza, piazzas...we're coming in hot.
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Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour
See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona
See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Vatican Tour
EUR 35.00
Vatican City
When in Rome...take an optional guided tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Religious or not, the Vatican's Italian Renaissance church will send shivers down your spine.
Rome
After our drift through the rustic Tuscan hillsides of cypress trees and glowing fields, we'll be back city side in the Italian capital of Rome. The Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona are just some of the icons we'll be casting our eyes upon before the sun sets.
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Seven Hills Campsite (or similar)
DAY 13 - Rome
Rome
Open your eyes this morning and give yourself a few minutes to let the reality sink in … you may even need to pinch yourself a few times. Yes, you are actually in Rome! Opt to be guided around the Roman Forum and Colosseum first up, continuing to file info into the brain under "mind-blowing historical facts." The rest of the day is yours to chow pizza, sip coffee, watch the Vespas fly by, and just generally get in the swing of all things Italian. 
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Rome of the Emperors & Gladiators including the Colosseum
EUR 31.00
Stay
Seven Hills Campsite (or similar)
DAY 14 - Rome to Venice
Rome
We may be hitting the road again, but we're not done with Italy just yet. We have one more city to lust over...
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
An evening passeggiata & aperitivo
EUR 28.00
Venice
Kudos to the cats of decades gone who constructed this lagoon fairytale. Boats, bridges, gondolas; your heart is going to pound. Start off this evening with an optional walking tour that not only shows you the sights but also finishes with traditional Venetian cicchetti, washed down with an aperitivo.
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Camping Fusina (or similar)
DAY 15 - Venice
Venice
Wake-up sleeping beauties! Venice is yours for the entirety of this glorious Italian day. We'll be jumping aboard our own private boat and hitting the canals en route to the historical heart of the city. You have the chance to become truly Venetian with a gondola ride up for grabs, or you can always choose to get lost on your own and see where the maze takes you.
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Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice
See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square
See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Gondola ride
EUR 23.00
Trip t-shirts
EUR 21.00 - 32.00
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Camping Fusina (or similar)
DAY 16 - Venice to Vienna
Venice
Arrivederci, Venice! You've been splendid. We're back on the road through the Dolomite Mountains en route to Vienna, the home of delicious cakes, Mozart and more.
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
A Classic Night Out
EUR 32.00
Vienna
Bursting with excitement for what's up next, we arrive in Vienna ready for coffee, sachertorte - also known as what might be the world's greatest chocolate cake - and a serious culture fix. For the culture vultures among us, there's an option to celebrate our first Austrian evening with an optional Classical Mozart & Strauss concert & night out.
Stay
A&O Hostel Vienna Hauptbahnhof (or similar)
DAY 17 - Vienna
Vienna

A whole day lies ahead to uncover the ethereal Austrian capital. Our Trip Manager will uncover the historical heritage of Schönbrunn Palace, the State Opera House and the gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. And once you've seen all that, you'll have a bit of free time to check out art galleries and local coffee houses, maybe even try a slice of homemade apple strudel.

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See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House
Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Old Vienna Schnaps Museum
EUR 7.00
Schnitzel and Screams
EUR 34.00
Stay
A&O Hostel Vienna Hauptbahnhof (or similar)
DAY 18 - Vienna to Munich
Vienna
Don't give up on your Sound of Music image just yet. We'll leave Vienna this morning in search of lands that prove the setting still exists.
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See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz
Visit a traditional beer hall
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Mike's Bike Tour
EUR 21.00
Munich
Bavarian culture, a famous Glockenspiel and charm aplenty. Munich doesn't just turn it on during Oktoberfest! Explore peaceful gardens and legendary beer halls or join in the bike tour and explore the side streets you wouldn't usually see, starting out with a city tour and a visit to a beer hall.
Stay
Haus Intenational (or similar)
DAY 19 - Munich to Austrian Tyrol
Munich
Goodbye Munich, hello mountains. This morning we'll feel worlds away as we journey to the medieval town of Dachau near the German border, for a visit back into Europe's history.
NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports
Special Stay Contiki's Austrian Gasthof
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
White Water Rafting (Summer Departures only)
EUR 45.50
Dachau
Before reaching Austria, we'll spend some time here in Dachau with a sobering but eye-opening guided tour of Dachau concentration camp memorial. Once the original working 'camp', this memorial house the stories of a generation never to be forgotten.
Austrian Tyrol
Onwards, upwards & seeing the world with more grateful eyes than ever before, we'll settle back on the road and soon arrive in the breathtaking Austrian Tyrol. We'll be welcomed with open arms to Contiki's very own Austrian Gasthof (guesthouse), but bxefore we settle in, we'll get outside and explore the dreamy setting we'll call home for the next two nights. Tonight is a welcome evening & tomorrow we'll get into the swing of things with some of the adventure activites this town is famous for.
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Haus Schoneck (or similar)
DAY 20 - Austrian Tyrol
Austrian Tyrol
Wake up, peel open your curtains, and take in the magnificence of your view...and your life in general. If you're feeling lively you can jump onto a bike tour through green mountains and waterfalls. If you're feeling really lively you can go tandem paragliding. Not so lively? Stroll around and take in the incredible setting; drink endless hot chocolate, go up a mountain in a gondola, carry on sighing with happiness.
NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Tandem Paragliding
EUR 129.00
Bike Ride & BBQ Lunch
EUR 33.00
Stay
Haus Schoneck (or similar)
DAY 21 - Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps via Liechtenstein and Lucerne
Austrian Tyrol
Farewell life in the blissful Austrian Alps, but fear not, the alpine air will fill your lungs later today at our next amazing destination, but not before a few stops to explore even more along the way.
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Scenic drive through the Alps
Special Stay: Contiki's Swiss Chalet
Visit the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz
See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
Liechtenstein
We'll make a well earned pit stop in the capital of the tiny country of the Principality of Liechtenstein - famous for being double landlocked - surrounded by the two already landlocked countries of Switzerland and Austria, now there's a fact we bet you never thought you would learn.
Lucerne
Swans float under wooden bridges, snowcapped mountains stand regally behind us, & chocolate tastes like heaven on earth. You're in the Swiss Alps & you cannot wipe the smile off your face. Eeek!!!
Swiss Alps
Arrive in this picture perfect setting ready for two nights at our very own Swiss Chalet, starting off with a traditional and oh so cheesy fondue and a night in the infamous 'bomb shelter' bar.
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Camping Jungfrau
DAY 22 - Swiss Alps
Swiss Alps
Open the window of your Swiss chalet & drink in the incredible view - if you can find words or photos that do it justice, we applaud you! If you're feeling audacious, catch a cog rail to Europe’s highest railway station on Jungfrau Mountain, keeping your balance on what's known as the 'Top of Europe'.
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Jungfrau Mountain
EUR 142.00
Jungfrau Mountain and Ropes Course
EUR 177.00
Stay
Camping Jungfrau
DAY 23 - Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley via Heidelberg
Swiss Alps
Out with the altitude, into Germany for a brand new day and a brand new country. Once we've crossed the border out of Switzerland we will be coasting into beer and wine territory in the castle dotted landscapes of the Rhine Valley.
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Learn how beer steins are crafted
Scenic drive along the Rhine River
See the Lorelei Rock
See Heidelberg's medieval castle
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Wine Tasting
EUR 9.00
Heidelberg
We keep the suspense with a stop off in Heidelberg and its medieval vibes which are matched only by its student vibes before we're back on the road and the alpine air.
Rhine Valley
After the scenic journey of fairytale castles, vineyards and valleys, you'll be charmed before we even arrive in Germany's famous Rhine Valley. This back-in-time town is our wine tasting host for the evening. Squeal!!!
Stay
Hotel Montag (or similar)
DAY 24 - Rhine Valley to Amsterdam via Edam
Rhine Valley
This morning we'll drag you all away from Germany kicking and screaming that you want to stay forever. Only to see you equally infatuated with another dot on the European map hours later...
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See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night
Visit a cheese farm and clog makers house
See canals and a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam
Edam
You know the cheese, and now you're going to know the place that pioneered it. We'll cycle into the countryside to see windmills & picturesque Dutch houses on our way to an actual cheese farm & clog maker's house. 
 
Amsterdam
Flashing red lights, pretty canals, crooked buildings, cafes bursting with pizza + chocolate + French fries. Amsterdam is all that and way too many bags of chips.
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Via Amsterdam Hostel (or similar)
DAY 25 - Amsterdam
Amsterdam
It's our last full day on tour & our last night to party up a storm with the squad. Use the day to explore quirky museums & sample the endless array of cuisines this city has on offer.
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Canal Bike
EUR 11.00
Canal Cruise (1 hour)
EUR 24.00
Sea Palace Dinner
EUR 32.00
Stay
Via Amsterdam Hostel (or similar)
DAY 26 - Depart Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Get your tissues ready, it's time to say goodbye to your new Contiki family. We'll escort you to Schiphol Airport by about 10am.
Belgium
For those not leaving us until London, we'll travel south through Belgium - cross another country off your list.
Calais
Dover
London
This afternoon we cross from France to England and then back to London-town, where you'll be left to start dreaming up your next big adventure.
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Darren Peters
Traveled Oct 2018
Had an amazing time with the whole contiki squad. You meet lots of cool like minded people who wanna have a good time and see the awesome sights europe has to offer!
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Michael Noicos
Traveled Oct 2018
Best thing I have ever done. Tough to put into words. Great service, amazing coach driver, amazing tour guide. Got very involved with the group, made all 45 of us feel like one big family. Very organised. We spent the perfect amount of time in almost every city, travelling to 12 countries in 25 days, and with all the included and additional activities. Perfect experienced. 6/5 stars if possible! European Escapade gives 7 amazing days in France, 2 in spain, 6 in italy and the rest around the german/austrian area... including 2 crazy days in Amsterdam.
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Ariana Winiana
Traveled Oct 2018
More then amazing so much to see
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Sophie Clarke
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Some of the accommodations was a bit of a let down but besides that it was an amazing way to see Europe.
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David Serra
Traveled Oct 2018
This trip is incredible, you see so many amazing things, surrounded by amazing people and led by incredibles guides and drivers
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Anonymous
Traveled Oct 2018
For the amount of time you spend in each city there is so much information, knowledge, history, culture. This trip should be a write of passage for everyone.
Traveled Oct 2018

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Roisin Finnegan
Traveled Oct 2018
my trip was absolutely amazing! i have had so many wonderful experiences.
Traveled Oct 2018

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Anonymous
Traveled Oct 2018
By far the best trip I’ve been on. The inclusions were amazing. And I feel like you got well worth your money out of it.
Traveled Oct 2018

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Alexandre Leprou
Traveled Oct 2018
Went everywhere saw everything couldn’t have dont a better first contiki with amazing people
Traveled Oct 2018

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Scott Mccormick
Traveled Oct 2018
Awesome! The best time of my life!
Traveled Oct 2018

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Blake Hunter
Traveled Oct 2018
The people running the trip and everyone was amazing
Traveled Oct 2018

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Miranda Pidal
Traveled Oct 2018
The whole trip was amazing. The trip driver and manger were perfect
Traveled Oct 2018

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Anonymous
Traveled Oct 2018
Good value for experience
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Anonymous
Traveled Sep 2018
A lot of the add ons were cheaper if i did them myself. The accommodation wasnt the best and was to far from the cities
Traveled Sep 2018

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Anonymous
Traveled Sep 2018
Contiki on a whole tried to squeeze every penny possible out of travellers, with the price you pay only covering some food, bus transportation, and crappy accommodation.The rest of the trip they were pushing for you to pay for all of the additional extras and spend your money at the gimmicky shopping stops - all in an effort to make a commission.
Traveled Sep 2018

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Anonymous
Traveled Sep 2018
Worth every cent! For the amount of activities jam packed into 25 days of madness! It’s the perfect way to get a taster for all things Europe!
Traveled Sep 2018

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Anonymous
Traveled Sep 2018
Quick and easy way to travel
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Anonymous
Traveled Sep 2018
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.
Traveled Sep 2018

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Samuel Petersen
Traveled Sep 2018
Our trip manager Jason beck did an amazing job with history and allowing us to have fun, coach driver Divid Miguel was outstanding. They were both professional, whilst also having fun with us, our contiki group was awesome, gonna catch up with everyone.
Traveled Sep 2018

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Shana Kinsley
Traveled Sep 2018
Every day was something fun and new. Even the bus rides were entertaining with games and good bus banter.
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