ChelseaLauraa, you’re gonna have a great time doing the tour in May! It’s not the touristic peak yet and it’s not so warm outside! Perfect timing!
As for packing, I used a 50L backpack. Easier to carry around when you’re travelling on your own (I went by myself after the tour). But if I only travelled in the Topdeck bus, I would have brought a suitcase. It is easier to pack and to find things in it. Since you are packing and unpacking every 1 or 2 days, it is more handy! I think the girls on tour brought way too much stuff in their suitcases! My backpack kept me from bringing my hair dryer, 3 pair of shoes and 15 different outfits. Yes, I had less clothing options than the girls, but I could deal with it. Don’t forget that the more you bring, the less you can buy! And you always have a roommate to lend you a hair dryer or a cute belt to match your outfit! Though, I wish I brought at least two “classy” outfits, because I only had one cute dress and the rest was all casual wear. For a reason I still don’t understand, the girls liked to get dressed up for dinner… I was feeling a bit underdressed in my jeans and tshirt, but no one snobbed me!! Hahah!
For the price, I know it is quite expensive, but it’s really worth it! Don’t forget that all your hotels and almost all your meals are included! And you don’t have the stress to book a hotel, to book a train, to cross the borders on your own, because everything is taking cared of by Topdeck! You just sit on the bus and enjoy the ride with your friends!
Zara and Tammy, unfortunately you are not going to be on the same tour. The one Zara will join is the Mega European starting June 4 or 11. The Mega picks up new people in different cities like Rome, Athens, Istanbul and Budapest.
If you have any questions, just ask me! I’ll be pleased to answer!