Day 6 – Barcelona

Wednesday 14th  September

Today was a big driving day as we were saying goodbye to San Sebastian and driving to Barcelona. First, we had a 3 hour drive to our first stop, which was Zaragoza. Zaragoza was our lunch stop and we had about an hour here.

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Day 5 – San Sebsatian

Tuesday 13th September

Today we got to have a bit of a sleep in as we weren’t leaving for the city until 9.45am. Breakfast was from 9am and it was really crap – sausages and pieces of baguette. Lots of people didn’t make it for the 9.45am departure as they were too hungover from the night before.  Continue reading

Day 4 – San Sebastian

Monday 12th September

Today we had a bit of a later start which was nice – breakfast at 8am and then departure at 9am. Today we would be leaving France and entering Spain! The third country of the trip. We drove for about an hour and a half until our first stop at Dune du Pilat – the largest sand dune in Europe.

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EU Quest – Day 1

Friday 9th September

Today my alarm went off at 4.30am – so early! I was a bit nervous about starting the tour, but I dragged myself out of bed to get dressed and finish packing before heading downstairs to check out of the hotel and meet up with our Contiki Crew and the rest of our group. There were 3 Contiki tours all departing London this morning so there were a lot of people around the courtyard. A Contiki crew member advised that our bags would be weighed first, and then we would be split up into our tour groups to wait for the coaches to arrive. Bags had to be under 20kg – some people were frantically pulling stuff out of their bags to meet the limit! Luckily, I came in at about 18kg.

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Day 5 in London

Thursday 8th September

First priority today was to get my laundry done – the hotel offers a same-day service for 15 pounds. It was a bit pricey but it was to easy and convenient to pass up – I didn’t want to waste time on my last day in London at a laundromat. I dropped my laundry off at housekeeping then went to breakfast. After breakfast, I went to buy a carry-on suitcase to hold all my shopping from the day before, because there was no way I could take it with me on my Contiki, especially with their 20kg luggage limit. I planned to leave the suitcase at the hotel and pick it up when I arrived back in London after my tour.

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Day 4 in London

Wednesday 7th September

Today I woke up finally over the jetlag! I managed to sleep in for a bit then had a late breakfast. I had no set plans for the day so I decided to catch the bus over to Oxford Street to do some shopping. As I’d already caught the bus to Oxford street a few days ago, I already knew exactly which bus to get on and the buses in London come so frequently, I didn’t have to wait long.

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Day 3 in London – Harry Potter Studio

Tuesday 6th September

I was awake at 6am again – hopefully the jet lag was nearly over! I quickly got ready and ate breakfast before catching the tube to Victoria. I used the Citymapper app to navigate the tube – it made it so much easier to figure out which line to get on, where to change and which direction to go in – I highly recommend downloading it (it’s available on Android and Apple).

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