Drinking on Tour?


#1

We are looking at doing the Summer Fun and Sailing Tour next year and I was wondering if on the tour everyone goes out drinking every night? And does Topdeck have the reputation like that of Contiki?[br][br]I just am unsure if will be able to back up a hard night of drinking, then with only little sleep to sit on a bus the next day and go site seeing?[br][br]Are people excluded that do not want to go out every night drinking?[br][br]Thank you for your responses.[br]


#2

not at all - sure there are big drinkers on every trip (i’ve been on 2, booking a 3rd soon). but then you’ll have people that drink only on certain nights like me and even some that don’t touch a drop of alcohol in the whole trip.[br][br]none are excluded…even if you don’t drink at all - but i still would suggest at least joining the group on nights that you don’t drink - better then just going to bed.[br][br]my usual thing was - most places were 2 nights, so the first night i might of had a big drinking night, then the next night - not much, if at all cuz we drove the next day. it didn’t always work that way but never was excluded, etc when i didn’t drink at all :slight_smile: plus you just sleep on the bus anyway, never too much of a problem![br][br]don’t even worry - will be the best time you have ever had![br][br]Europe Unplugged 7/08 * Alps & Matadors 6/09 * Hopefully Athens to London and Egypt Express 7/10 :slight_smile:


#3

Noone is excluded. As Chris says, there are big drinkers, moderate drinkers and non-drinkers, as there always would be with groups of people this sort of age, and there is no pressure to do anything you don’t want to do.[br][br]I didn’t drink much on the tour I did, usually just made 1 drink last most of the night. Partly because I’m not much of a drinker and don’t really like it much, and also partly because it was expensive and I preferred to use my money for souvenirs and entrance fees. If you did want to have a heavy night then I’d probably recommend it was a night before a full day bus journey, because then you can sleep on the bus and won’t really miss anything. You might prefer to feel ok for your full free days in places.[br][br]I will also say as for the supposed reputation of Contiki, I also did a tour with them on the same trip and found absolutely no difference between them and Topdeck aside from the name on the side of the bus.


#4

the reputation of topdeck compared to contiki is that topdeck is just better :)[br][br]don’t forget it![br][br]Europe Unplugged 7/08 * Alps & Matadors 6/09 * Hopefully Athens to London and Egypt Express 7/10 :slight_smile:


#5

I second that Chris! Topdeck all the way ;D[br]With regards to drinking, exclusion everything like that, it depends entirely on the people you are travelling with. No 2 tours are the same. For the record I had the best group, had a few serious drinking sessions- if you go to Venice save yourself for the Toga party- made some life long friends and had the time of my life![br][br]Christine[br][br]European Getaway 16 May 2009[br]Oktoberfest 18 Sept 2009


#6

Hey,[br]my partner and i just finished the eupopean wonder trip and we dont drink at all…we still had an awesome time, hung out with the best crew of people and had loads of fun. 2 others didnt drink at all on our trip either and a few others that didnt drink to much. you will only be excluded if you choose to be. we still hung out with everybody most nights for a little bit but made sure we got to bed at a reasonable hour so we could do heaps of stuff the next day. eveybody did a lot of sleeping on the bus to catch up on sleep. even us. your going to have an amazing time. ENJOY![br][br]European Wonder 27th Aug 09