As always, I am looking and dreaming of the next great adventure. With graduation around the corner, I have planned to reward myself with a trip! I have been looking into different companies for tours as I would like to see as much as I possibly can in the time I have and I am really liking what Contiki has to offer. I have heard endlessly wonderful reviews about their trips and it could be a fun way to get to know other travel lovers.
Here are the 8 trips currently saved in my favourites.
1. Western Rocker
On this tour, the stops visited are Rome, Florence, Swiss Alps and Paris over a 8 day period.
This trip is a mix of hotel and hostel stays with most meals included. There is also plenty of opportunity to visit the destinations that you want to see in each country. For example in Paris, you will visit a perfumery, then you are free to sight see the Notre Dame, Parisian neighbourhoods, the Louvre etc.
2. Croatian Island Escape
Croatia has been all the rage in 2014. I have had my social media blow up with articles, videos and photos of this up and coming travel haven. Of course, it makes me want to hop on board! On this trip, you spend 9 days in Croatia while sleeping on the cruise boat. The main sights seen are Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Trstenik and Makarska. There are endless opportunities for relaxation, photo taking and exploration to really get to know this country.
Six days of exploring and 5 nights of hotel accommodation is what is offered here. Although I love the thought of being able to venture to multiple countries in a week, I think it is also very beneficial to stay put and explore one country in depth which is what you will gain in this type of experience. Exploring a beautiful country like Scotland is a dream for some, but Contiki helps make it possible by having stops such as: Edinburgh,Scottish Highlands, West Highlands and Glasgow.
4. London and Paris + Paris Extension
This is a great trip idea because it mixes two of the most popular destinations of Europe together like a 2in1. There are also options similar to this trip where instead of a Paris extension, they offer an addition to Rome or Amsterdam. Again, there is ample opportunity to check out the sites which has been made simple with an included London underground pass.
The trip sounds as delightful as it’s beverage name. If you want a full look into the Italian life and culture, then look no further. Enjoy hotel accommodation as you venture through the beautiful country learning, living and breathing Italian. On this 8 day adventure, the main stops include: Rome, Vatican City, San Gimignano, Florence, Pisa and Venice. I feel like this is a very wonderful opportunity to see as much of the country as you can in just over a week, especially since Italy has so much to see with its very historic past.
This trip is calling my name! I have always wanted to visit Egypt, but I also have an over protective mother who is fearful. This way I think is a fantastic and safe way to have the Egyptian experience so that I can enjoy, but also my mom’s heart won’t give up on her before my arrival home. Also this trip has a huge amount of wonderful reviews to read through.
Have a chance to see a part of the 7 ancient wonders of the world! Also spending some time on the Nile? What a wonderful experience. There is just so much history one could learn from a trip like this!
So there you have it! The top 6 Contiki trips that I have sitting in my favourites on their site. Go check out their site and let me know where you would like to go on one of their many adventures!