“I went on the Southern Adventure tour and absolutely loved it! I’ve done 5 Contiki tours so far and this one was my favorite. You get to visit the notorious Las Vegas Strip, the amazing Grand Canyon, the historic JFK memorial, the home of Elvis Presley, and end with New Orleans’ famous Bourbon Street. I loved the optional activities on the tour too. We took a jeep tour in Colorado, a hot air balloon ride in Amarillo, and an airboat swamp ride in New Orleans. The highlight of my trip was the rodeo in Dallas, when everyone dressed up as cowboys and cowgirls, and also the people I met and the experiences we made together. I was the only American on a tour full of Aussies, Kiwis, and Europeans. Originally, I thought nothing would compare to the Coliseum in Rome or the Eiffel Tower in Paris, but we have so many treasures of our own in the US. I’ve recommended this trip to all my friends. They think they can road trip around the US on their own, but not like Contiki does it!”
Alexandra is a member of the Contiki Reservations Service Desk. She’s traveled to England, Scotland, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Mexico, and Canada. What other Contiki trips has she taken? Waikiki Explorer, European Horizon, San Francisco New Year, England and Scotland, and in December she’s going on Kiwiana Panorama in New Zealand!
“I was so impressed with the quality of hotel accommodations, choice of restaurants for our included meals, the amazing optional excursions, and not to mention the awesome included sightseeing tours that were offered on the trip. The cities alone are an experience in a half but my tourmates truly made the experience that much better. Chicago officially became one of my favorite cities on earth, Boston’s nightlife was excellent, and the European inspired Quebec City offered a very different side of North America with its gorgeous European architecture, art, and culture. Our included “Maid of the Mist” tour of Niagara Falls was unbelievable. The drives from city to city were absolutely breathtaking since it was Autumn, the natural setting was just incredible.”
Brooke is a Sales and Marketing Intern. She’s traveled to Mexico, Eastern Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Jordan, and Israel. What other Contiki trips has she taken? European Encounter, Greek Island Hopping, Spanish Spree, and she’ll be taking the Ireland tour in September!
“I loved the varied landscapes – from the desert cactus in Arizona to the tree lined cobblestone streets in New Orleans. The Southern cooking was amazing, so was cuddling with a baby alligator! The highlight of my trip was the live blues music on Beale St in Memphis where you can grab a drink and walk the street as you pass live music that streams from the bars and restaurants around you.”
Tara is an Operations Supervisor for Latin America. She’s traveled to the Caribbean Islands, South America, Mexico, Canada, and Europe (Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary). What Contiki trips has she taken? Peru Uncovered, Italian Espresso, and Berlin to Budapest. Where is she going next? “I would love to see more of South America on our new Galapagos & Ecuador tour. Another amazing trip would be to Asia for Thai Island Hopping.”
“My favorite memory from this trip was ringing in the new year at Palms nightclub with all our new Contiki friends – complete with VIP entrance and free cocktails! Getting special treatment in Vegas is quite the luxury, Contiki gets totally spoiled when it comes to Vegas! The helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon was also a favorite, especially since it was my first time there. The helicopter landed in the canyon and we had a champagne picnic, so impressive and absolutely beautiful.”
Ashley has lived and worked abroad in Australia and New Zealand, spent 6 months traveling in Europe, and 3 months traveling in Asia. (We’re jealous!) She’s also been on Contiki’s Scotland and Simply Italy tours.
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