My hubby and I (before we married) went to Europe on a TopDeck Tour (same as Contiki). They do a lot of drinking!!!! Its a party every night!! Keep a clear head. Its good and fun to have some drinks but keep grounded! They will enjoy their time more if they do not get roped into the ‘party’ scene of it. The time spent in each location is not long and the travel is exhausting, so drinking heaps wont help. Always keep extra change on them as you usually have to pay for the (public) toilets in Europe.
Depending of places visiting, your guides should warn you of the local dangers…example, in Paris don’t except bracelets from men on streets, hide your hands in pockets! They will grab you and tie on a bracelet, then charge you for it! You will have no way out!
In Venice, do not buy anything from people selling handbags in the alleys. They are fake and the police take it seriously.
Overall, it all comes down to common sense. Respect the local cultures, don’t feel pressured into doing something that you do not want to do.
Europe is amazing – have fun!!

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Published 17th October 2019

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