I have been to Europe before on a Contiki tour and absolutely loved it. Since I got back I have been suffering withdrawl symptoms big time, so I have planned another trip together. I don't have any exact timing set but I do not want to do aother tour. I have worked out exactly how many days I want to spend in each city, how to travel from place to place, costs, and times (trains, planes, buses, car hire etc). I have put alot of planning into it - I really wanted to take my mum but she can't leave my younger sister. I am pretty much following the same route as the Contiki tour but will have greater flexibility. I have an excel attachment if anyone is interested in joining me. As I said, I am very flexible with dates, but would prefer to go when it is warm - can't imagine going to Europe during winter. Sept/Oct was perfect last time I went.