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Has anyone been on a Contiki tour?

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1. Posted by HeatherHa (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

Has anyone been on a Contiki tour in Europe? Any information about them would be helpfull...

2. Posted by dbgomes (Respected Member 72 posts) 11y

Hi there, i am planning on doing a contiki tour in feb/march 06 (european vista to be exact) and i have been searching around getting as much info as possible. i came accross this wonderful travelog that a person by the name of Zak has done of his contiki tour. It goes for several pages for each day of his trip so there is a lot of reading to do. However he tells of what times he had to wake up, when meals were served, what the bus rides were like, what he did in each city on his free time and so on.... all the questions that i had initially!!!!

and besides that it is a really good read to get you in the mood if planning on doing contiki or just going to europe in general!!!!

here is the link to his own website!

http://www.travelscribe.org/travelogues/travelogues.html

regards
Daniel

3. Posted by mtlgal (Full Member 1179 posts) 11y

I've done a Contiki tour to Europe. It was a good way to see A LOT of Europe in a relatively short amount of time, but I wouldn't do it again for the following reasons:

1) There were 2 very loud (and I mean VERY LOUD) and immature (and I mean IMMATURE) girls on the bus that annoyed the hell out of the rest of us.
2) The pace of the tour was way too rushed. I would have loved to stay longer in some places.
3) The early mornings were killers, especially if you partied 'til late the previous night.
4) The Contiki cough - yes, it's real!
5) Bad Europop... oh wait, I suppose that had nothing to do with Contiki...

However, I did have a fun time and made some great friends that I still keep in touch with. On the other hand, I'm sure I would have had a good time and met great people without Contiki... My advice is: go with Contiki if you're short on time and would like to have a general overview of Europe. Otherwise go with something more flexible, such as Busabout, where you wouldn't have to worry about the transportation or the lodging, and you'd have the added flexibility of hopping off the bus if you'd like to stay somewhere longer (or if there's somebody really annoying on the bus). Hope this helps.

4. Posted by HeatherHa (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

Hi,

I am looking forward to reading the travel log. Thank you for all the info.

xoxo,
heather