We added few Free Time Add- Ons, however the timings were really bad. As the accommodations were far from city, we had to catch taxi so many time just so that we could make it to the coach to join everyone for free time add ons.
Flamenco Show- there were heaps better shows in Barceloan than the one Contiki took us to. Plus the food was disgusting...again we got beef stew, was expecting spanish treat for that price!
Hence, we stopped adding FTA's coz they were not worth it for the time you are given in every city.
Contiki should have 2-3 pick up points from the city centre, lets be honest here. The cities are big, you dont know initially where you are and by the time you start exploring, its time to go back if you wanna catch the coach or pay easy 20-30 euros for the taxi/uber.
Coaches should have some facility to buy water/snacks as sometimes we were driving for 4 hours without any stop over due to traffic.
Rather than stopping at a service station for lunch when you driving between countries, how about Contiki chooses to stop at some restaurants or fast food chains. Service stations DO NOT have amazing food, plus they are so expensive. Did not make any sense to stop at a service station where you are not filling petrol, but just stopping for food, and the food was cold food and not hot every time.