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  • The tour guide we had, Kelly, was amazing
  • I definitely recommend Contki if it is your first trip to Europe

    • by C Mac

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      We did a Contiki tour a few years ago. It was an 8-day trip to London and Paris. Contiki is the tour group for the younger crowd. They take people ages 18-35 on trips around the world.

      The packages are all inclusive, and they offer a variety to choose from. You can get cheaper packages where you stay in less-fancy accomodations. You can also choose the way in which you tour.

      Some tours offered by Contiki allow much more tour guide involvement than others. We did not want our entire trip planned for us, so we chose a package that allowed us to have half the trip to ourselves, and about half with the group. This worked out great! We did

      things like tour Stonehenge and take a tour of London and Paris with our group on our comfortable bus, but we also had many hours to stroll around the cities on our own.

      The tour guide we had, Kelly, was amazing! She was always there to answer questions and she knew a lot about the cities we were in. She and the bus driver took us on a tour of each city, and they will forever stick out in my mind. She knew not only the locations of landmarks, but also the history behind them.

      Our bus driver deserves high praise as well. He was amazing at making his way, with our giant bus, through crowded cities. He was always pleasant ...

      • and friendly, and always on time.

        There were about 25 people in our group. On our trip to Bath we took turns standing at the front of the bus and introducing ourselves. This was quite fun and allowed us to get to know each other.

        Our hotel in London was in a great location. Near Covent Garden and subways and the British Museum. It was in a great area! We were not worried about walking this area at night.

        The hotel in Paris, however, left much to be desired. It was horrible and dirty and in a bad part of town. The Paris hotel was much further away from the city center than we had been in London.

        You would

        think that for the price you pay, they would be able to get us better accommodations!

        Contiki was there from the beginning. We were able to call the Contiki offices and ask questions that we may not have been able to find the answers to on their website or in their booklet. They answered them all! This was great! It was our first trip to Europe, and we had a lot of questions.

        I definitely recommend Contki if it is your first trip to Europe. Now that we have done a tour like ths, we know that we can do it alone next time, and we can do it cheaper, but it was worth the price to have a tour guide and bus the first time!

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