Hiya Anon! thanks so much for stopping by!
I felt that the tour was not long enough!! we went to so many countries and places but the time in each city was not nearly enough time needed to actually see everything you want to and embrace the european culture. So i would advise you to maybe do a tour first to see what places you like and make of list of those you want to visit again if you are short on time/money but if you have plenty of those two things defs do the tour and then add on extra days in places after the tour! I was low on time and had no one to go around with after the european explorer so i couldn’t spend more time in countries i loved but now I’m saving my money for other trips and plan on going back to many of those cities.
My fave places were Paris (although my time there was super rushed and hectic), Spain, Greece (especially santorini, rhodes and mykonos), Croatia, Italy (want to go back to the countryside) and of course the UK!
i didn’t get sick of the tour but i did get SICK! i got the dreaded contiki cough so i’d advise you to stock up on vitamins and when you feel like you are getting sick on tour go to the pharmacy immediately. even if it is just a little sniffle or tickle in your throat because it will turn into a giant pain in the butt!
Hope this helps you out! and hope you and your friend have an amazing time! xx