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    Smile Contiki or similar tour for 30-something!

    I'm starting a holiday fund to go on a trip to New Zealand - at this rate, it will take me 3 years to save enough money!!

    Has anybody done a Contiki tour? I'm nearly 35 so I'm a bit concerned that I'd be the old lady on the tour, surrounded by 18 year olds. Of course I want to have fun but I don't want to feel out of place. Has anybody done one of these tours? Is there a mix of ages?

    Is there a similar company for 30 somethings?
    Me (35) DD (2 - a big girl now!)

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    Hi,

    There's AAT Kings, they do organize tours for the "older" generations and then there's also Infinity travel (or something like that), Globus and Trafalgar.

    Contiki offers Tours for the 18-35 year olds, maybe just ask, when you considering to book, if there are others in your age group?

    What I strongly recommend, go to a travel agency and ask for brochures about tours to NZ. They can give you the best advice.

    Good luck!
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    I did a Europe contiki... being 26 i was the second oldest on teh bus... the oldest was 29.
    As much as it is still a tour, its more so a drinking/partying and shagging bus.
    Contiki is renowned for it.... I was quite surprised to say the least.
    I was a champion drinker, so i didnt mind in the least... but as for civilised older mentality.. with contiki its generally out the window!

    I'd probably see if there is a busabout (generally quite good) or go for a AAT tour... although i think AAT tour is mostly older people and couples...

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    Hmmm... I'm not an old prude and I like to drink and have fun, but I think I'm a bit past the drinking/shagging bus tour phase!!

    The travel agent suggested Intrepid - it's an adventure tour company so the people on the bus are also active (not 80 years old!! ) but perhaps it's not as much of a party bus...

    It's a lot more expensive though - so I'll have to see how the finances go.
    Me (35) DD (2 - a big girl now!)

    Life may not always be the party we hoped for but since we are here, we might as well dance.

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    We stayed in a Contiki resort in Mykonos on our last few days touring Europe, I would not recommend touring with them, staying in their resort was bad enough. Lucky we toured Europe with Trafalgar for 6 weeks and we thought the Contiki resort in Mykonos would be a nice and relaxing and fun end to our tour but it wasn't, it was full of young and loud tourists.
    I've had nothing but good experience with Trafalgar and I know a few people who have toured with them were also very happy with their professionalism and service.
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    Hmmm that's what I was worried about.

    I'm looking for a tourgroup that is out to have a good time, have a few drinks etc. without going overboard. They really need to start a tour for 30-somethings!! Thanks for the tip on Trafalgar - I'll have a look at that one too.
    Me (35) DD (2 - a big girl now!)

    Life may not always be the party we hoped for but since we are here, we might as well dance.


 

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