I booked my Contiki tour only a week before I left Canada. I made a last minute decision to go to Europe and Contiki made the process so easy. They arranged my stay at a hotel in London before and after my tour and all of the transportation and accommodation arrangements throughout the tour were taken care of. All I had to do was book a flight to London and choose which European cities I wanted to visit!
I travelled solo and wouldn't have wished it any other way. Contiki had a forum for me to meet others on my tour even before leaving Canada and by the time I arrived in London, I already had plans to meet some of my tour mates at a pub before we left. Throughout my tour, I made many life-long friends and since then, have met up with a few of these friends elsewhere in the world!
Instead of detailing the actual adventure that Coniki was, I will leave you with a link to the blog that I updated every day on that trip.