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1. Posted by lkdv (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

has anyone ever traveled with a group tour such as contiki? i'm actually looking into a trip with top deck. anyone has any experience with that? i'd love to hear the good the bad and the ugly. thanks!

2. Posted by rowdy1 (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

hi lkdv
i have done a couple with a different tour company as well as independant, i found that as long as the price of any extras are known and up front before you start they are as good as you make them, a combination of a group tour with private time at the start and finish normally works well for me. the groups have always been good because people seem to go with the attitude of we are all strangers and are all there to meet others and have a great time, and say goodbye at the end or travel on a bit together. always had a great time

3. Posted by hels82 (Full Member 96 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

18 months on and im still saying the contiki I did was the best thing i'v ever done!! It gave me the confidence to go on to travel alone and I also made some great friends!!! Was a really fun trip!


4. Posted by lkdv (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

thanks for your replies guys. i still haven't made up my mind, though i think i'm leaning towards independent travel, just cause i like having the freedom of be spontaneous, and this way i can be more specific about the places i want to go see, and i'll probably have a friend to travel with. maybe sometime in the future though...