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Contiki in the Fall Months? And Gimmie All Your Wisdom!

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I'm a fairly shy nerdy 23 year old looking to branch out of my comfort zone and use my savings and gift money from my recent college graduation to take a solo tour of Europe! Specifically I'm looking at a 20-30 day tour throughout many cities and countries so I can get a comprehensive feel for the area without being too rushed.

Since I'm a bit reserved around new people and have never been outside of the US, I'm certain that a guided tour would suit me more than independent travel and I want to be around individuals more my age, so I think that Contiki tours seem like a great fit- However, I'm not a party animal.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy an occasional night of binge drinking, but for the purposes of this trip I'm looking more for culture and adventure and exploring all these areas throughout Europe that I've been studying for the last few years with my Art History minor. I know that not everyone on the tour is going to be partying every night, but I get worried when I watch personal travel vlogs on YouTube of folks on contiki tours that feature more beer than sightseeing.
My idea however is to take the tour in the fall when college kids looking for that crazy European summer vacation are back in school and more mid to late 20 somethings might be there

Is that a fair assumption to make? Am I worrying too much about something that isn't even an issue? Any other pieces of advice you want to bestow? I've done my fair share of research regarding pros and cons to contiki tours, but I'm always willing to hear more when it pertains to my situation! :D

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