For those of you that don’t know, doing a Contiki tour in Europe is the norm/ a rite of passage/ something that everyone in Australia does in the years following high school. It’s a bus tour with 50 other people aged 18-35, which involves seeing all the major sights of Europe, doing sick activities such as white water rafting in Austria, and a whole lot of partying with all your new friends. Here are a whole bunch of thoughts that are likely to be experienced whilst on a Contiki tour. Disclaimer: Individual experiences may vary.
Omg what if I make no friends.
Ugh this is sooo awkward. I’m so nervous.
Should I sit at the front or back of the bus?
Obviously between the middle and back, that’s where the cool kids sit.
*Chats to fellow contiki-er* Omg your so nice. I love your accent.
Wait… the other 90% of the bus is Australian. Damn.
But yay! We can totes catch up alllll the time.
Woo, party time!
Shots, shots, shots, shots, shots!
I love everyone!!!
Omg. Where am I?
Ugh, my head.
What happened last night?
Whose bed am I in?
20 minutes til we board the bus?!
Ugh, I’ve never been more hungover in my life.
This day song rocks though.
*Vomits on bus*
I’m so embarrassed.
And I feel soooo sick.
Oooh an Auto Grill, I need food.
Why is everything so expensive?! Can we just go to Macca’s?
I guess I’ll get pringles. Why is there no salt and vinegar flavour?!
The front of the bus totally has the best view.
*Naps on bus*
Omg. I’m in fkn Parisssssss. This is so surreal.
The Eiffel tower looks so majestic.
Ugh why is this wait so long.
Go away gypsies.
Omg, its higher than it looks.
This view is amazingggg. Let’s get a selfie.
No way I can drink again tonight.
…andddd I’m drinking again. Uh oh.
Why is Julie pashing that French guy when she said she has a boyfriend?
The only guys I’ve met have been Australian. Ugh.
Those frogs legs look disgusting
Anddd I’m going to eat them.
Why are they so delicious!!
Not sure how I feel about those snails though.
Shut up Sophie, I can hear your voice from a mile away.
Ugh, everyones getting sick.
Hopefully I don’t, I’ve got vitamin C tablets.
Andddd Im sick.
The contiki cough is real!
When will it endddd?!
Ugh, why does everyone keep saving seats? You can’t just do that.
Let’s run for the front seats.
This day song is getting real annoying now.
Matt and Jane are totally a contiki couple. They’ve been together like 3 nights in a row.
This tour is going too fast.
No way am I doing paragliding.
Wait, everyone’s doing it?
Fuck it I’ll do it.
I have the worst FOMO.
Omg I’m on the edge of a cliff!
When do we run?
That was the coolest thing ever!
Jake really needs to stop trying to get with every girl on the tour.
Cough. Cough. Cough. Ugh.
I feel like this sex show is a real bonding experience.
I’m gonna miss my Contiki fam so much!
Can we please just do it all over?
Seriously. I’m not kidding.
Wait, I’m so broke right now.
I officially have post Contiki depression.