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Old 06-11-2002, 05:25   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Who's been on a Contiki tour?

I am thinking of going on a Contiki trip to Europe and I wanted to know from other people's experiences what it is like. I havent travelled much and wouldnt know what to expect on something like this, so any information or advice is appreciated. :s5
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Old 06-11-2002, 05:28   #2 (permalink)
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For mine tours are the way to go for a first time traveller. You get to see much more than you normally would and the added benifits of not worrying about getting in to places & your luggage etc is heaven sent.
Can't reccommend them enough mate
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Amazing, i was about to post the same thing. I am going on a 17 day Contiki through Europe in August! then from there to one of the Greek Islands!

Can't damn wait! As this is the first time i'm travelling overseas, mate and I decided that the Contiki is definately the best way to see Europe without having to worry about transport, accomodation, food etc, as FM has said...

Heading of to London First, will have roughly a week before the tour starts.
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Heading of to London First, will have roughly a week before the tour starts.
Mate you'll love London. Is a bloody brilliant town. Take lots of cash though!
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Old 06-11-2002, 15:48   #5 (permalink)
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These sorts of tours are the best.. just do it.

In relation to having extra time... you may wish to see what you like on your trip first and then go back.

eg some like London, I didn't rate it..... depends on what you like
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then from there to one of the Greek Islands!
which island are you going to... i'm from lefkas, we went to most of them last time we went to greece.
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which island are you going to... i'm from lefkas, we went to most of them last time we went to greece.
We want to go to Ios, we here this is the party island and is pretty reasonable in terms of $$$$...

What do you think of Ios?
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For mine tours are the way to go for a first time traveller. You get to see much more than you normally would and the added benifits of not worrying about getting in to places & your luggage etc is heaven sent.
Can't reccommend them enough mate
I'd agree there for the first time traveller, if you want to have a quick whiz around the tourist spots then its the way to go, especially if your travelling alone.

If you want to see more, then the only way to do it is the way I did, by camper van - go were you want, stay as long as you like anywhere, accomodation werever u go, transportation around the cities and food purchased from supermarkets make it surprisingly cheap way to do it!!

Personally I find the arranged tours too restrictive, I like freedom when I travel :)

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I heard that IOS is nice... im from Crete and Kos.
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I heard that IOS is nice... im from Crete and Kos.
Yeah, i expect all the islands to be fantastic in their own way. Ios seems to be the place we will be going, have read good reports on this island.

My mum is from Cyprus, Dad's parents from Athens. Don't think i'll have time to spend allot of time at those places though, Cyprus, won't get to at all. Not this trip anyway.
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