Homeward Bound (Netherlands, Belgium, France, England)

Group Bus Photo

24 July 2010 Everyone managed to get back on the coach and leave Amsterdam despite many probably preferring not to. We docked at Dover around 5.30pm and headed to London. The plan was to have one last night together in the pub to wrap up a successful 37 days around Europe; and that is exactly […]

Barcelona to French Riviera (Nice & Monaco)

Girls Posing with a Ferrari

25 – 26 June 2010 Official Contiki Itinerary Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to Arles. Then it’s on to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) • Scenic drive along the Cote d’Azur • Visit the historic city of Arles Day 9: French Riviera Stroll through […]

Beaujolais to Barcelona (Spain)

Chateau Beaujolais in France

23 – 24 June 2010 In total is was about a ten hour coach trip from Beaujolais to Barcelona. To date I have coped fine on these coach trips, in fact I quite enjoy them because it is downtime where I get a chance to read/type or sleep or simply sit and watch the world […]

Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region

Outside the Contiki Coach

21 – 22 June 2010 We were on the bus at 9.45am for departure to the Beaujolais region of France, known for their red wines (apparently?). Our accommodation for the two nights was the impressive Chateau Beaujolais (occasionally pronounced ‘Chat-Oh’), set amid picture perfect vineyards. Our stop in the Beaujolais wine region was designed as […]

London to Paris

Big Ben-2

17 – 19 June 2010 17 June was a Thursday and I was still in Lincolnshire with Jilly, Howy, Annabel and Ella who I had had a fantastic time with. It was with nervous excitement that I bordered the train to London so that I could get to the Contiki registration later that night in […]