Contiki Day 3 - Amsterdam to St Goar, Germany
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We drove to St Goar today, which is a small rural town located on the Rhine River in Germany. It is really cute and quiet. Located in the town is a beer stein shop, home of the world's largest beer stein. We were given a demonstration and then were free to wander the shop. The majority of the tour group bought a beer stein, I didn't because they were heavy and I thought it would be a waste of space in my luggage. I do regret my decision now, because my Dad would have loved one of them.
Bree, Liz, Julia and I then walked across to the Birkenstock shoe shop and we went a little crazy with trying on shoes and we all ended up buying a pair for 40 euro each. This was quite cheap because a girl on out tour bought a pair in London for almost 100 pound!
We were literally only in the town for 45 minutes before we hopped back on the bus and headed to our hotel.
We went down to the hall and had an included dinner again, can't remember what that was either, so it must have been pretty basic again! Then most of the group headed to our wine tasting optional. We tried about 5 wines. One red and the rest white. The last one we tried, ice wine, was REALLY sweet but REALLY nice. It is made with frozen grapes and tastes almost like syrup. I was going to buy a bottle but was scared it would break in my bag, plus it was quite expensive because of its rarity.
We walked back to the hotel and went to the pub for a few drinks. It was really good time, and some people got a bit crazy, but it was all good! Bree and I went to bed about 1am after we helped Julia escape from this guy from our tour that was hassling her.