Why Contiki's the bomb!

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    More bang for your buck
    With our inclusive tours, you can see more sights, do more activities and never have to track your budget.

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    You have total freedom
    Offering the perfect amount of free time while on tour, Contiki gives you the freedom to travel the way you want.

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    Your personalised on-road guidebook
    A Contiki tour manager is your walking, talking, engergetic guidebook that will make your trip an epic journey.

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    You'll experience things exclusively
    With experiences you can't get anywhere else, enjoy the benefits of our only Contiki inclusions or create your own adventure.

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    It's all about you
    From hostels to hotels, castles to cruising and over 200* itineries - we have a trip with your name on it!

Contiki Tours for 18-35's

The greatest journey starts with a single step & end up as legendary stories. Start yours with us.

We’re the original travel company for 18-35’s and have been travelling the world with people like you since ’62.

Seeing the world with Contiki is more than just travelling. We understand that travelling isn’t just about uploading photos and status updates. With Contiki you’ll get amongst the art, music, food, and fashion scene in every destination. It’s your journey, a journey you’ll sharewith people who have the same youthful and cultured curiosity as you. People from all around the world who are determined to get the most out of every minute.

No matter which way you like to travel or the kind of adventure you’re seeking, our philosophy is simple - you’ll enjoy unbeatable trips that show you the best.

Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or a first timer, going with a group or flying solo, one thing’s for certain, you’ll experience so much more with Contiki.

Contiki has over 200 itineraries across Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, New Zealand & Australia. See the world with Contiki, realise the benefits and experience those unforgettable moments which will all come together to create your unique story. One that will live with you forever.

Your journey starts here…

Trip Styles

Timeout
Sleep easy & stay in comfortable, well located hotels with excellent facilities. Plus there’s two ways to travel - Multi-Country or In-Depth Regional tours -So you get to experience Europe the way you want with itineraries from 4 days to 33 days.

Camping
Sleep under the stars & stretch your holiday budget, the way Contiki first started. Camping Contiki-style is all about getting back to basics and getting a whole lot more for your money.

Concept
Our concept trips are all about mixing it up. Stay in everything from hotels & hostels to our own Contiki Village cabins & our exclusive Special Stopovers like a 16th Century chateau or a Swiss Chalet. Choose from over 19 different itineraries ranging from 10 to 45 days.

Small group tours
Enjoy your Contiki trip in South America & Asia with a perfect group size of around 30 people. It’s an intimate experience that’s still large enough to be a blast!

Cool ways to Cruise
Explore unspoilt islands & coastal villages of Croatia, cruise the Aegean & Mediterranean on a classic liner. Contiki gives you more choice and helps you experience these beautiful destinations all around the world with a variety of itineraries to choose from.

Festivals & Events
From St Patties in Ireland to full moon parties in Phuket, experience festivals with Contiki all around the world. We’re festival fanatics like you wouldn’t believe!

  • So many runs, so little time. Ski Welt was recently voted 'Top Resort' out of 70 resorts in 8 countries It's an ideal place for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. And with English speaking instructors and the latest models of skis available for hire, Contiki helps you hit the slopes with ease.

    Ski Austria, 9 Days

    from $905*

    • 9 day tour departing London.
    • 7 nights accommodation a at Gasthof Schoneck, a Contiki-exclusive chalet.
    • 1 night accommodation on an overnight coach.
    • 7 breakfasts.
    • Contiki travellers guide book.
    • Ferry crossings.
    • Sightseeing and inclusions as per itinerary.
    • Services of an experienced onsite Contiki team.
    • Return transfers from London in a modern, air conditioned coach with power points for charging.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Hopfgarten

    Day 1 London to Hopfgarten
    Depart London and travel to Hopfgarten on an overnight coach.

    Day 2-8 Ski Austria-Hopfgarten
    Hit the slopes in winter with Contiki for an unforgettable experience. You'll stay in the heart of the Austrian Alps in the Tyrolean village of Hopfgarten, surrounded by the perfect mountain backdrop to ensure an incredible adventure. A great place for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, you'll be with 18-35 year olds from all over the globe What's more, there'll be plenty of included activities to keep the party going day and night.

    Day 9 Hopfgarten to London
    An early departure from Hopfgarten will see you arriving back to London around 10pm tonight.

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  • Cover two of the most popular eastern European cities in more depth with this tour.

    Berlin & Prague, 7 Days

    from $1,169*

    • 7 day tour departing Berlin.
    • 6 nights twin-share 3 star hotel accommodation.
    • 6 continental breakfasts and 2 three-course dinners.
    • Visit 2 World Heritage Sites.
    • Sightseeing and inclusions as per itinerary.
    • Services of an experienced Contiki Tour Manager & Driver Team.
    • Transport in a modern, air conditioned coach with power points for charging.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Berlin - Prague

    Day 1: Arrive Berlin
    Check-in to your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 5:00pm, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner.

    Days 2-3: Berlin
    Savour the mix of old & new in this changing city. Find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments.

    Day 4: Berlin to Prague
    Bite into some local German fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of Eastern European revival.

    Days 5-6: Prague
    Discover Gothic architecture & enjoy the beer in this medieval city.

    Day 7: Depart Prague
    Time to say goodbye to your new-found friends as your trip ends after breakfast.

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  • Tick off four of Europe's biggest & best capital cities in 8 days Get amongst Amsterdam's legendary nightlife, the gritty street art & history of Berlin, spectacular Gothic spires in Prague and sumptuous elegance of Vienna. Each of these cities is unique, which make this the perfect tour for experiencing loads of cultures in a short amount of time.

    Eastern Rocker, 8 Days

    from $1,175*

    • 8 day tour departing London.
    • 2 nights accommodation in hotel upgrades.
    • 5 nights accommodation in hostels.
    • 7 breakfasts and 3 dinners.
    • Visit 5 World Heritage Sites.
    • Ferry crossing .
    • Sightseeing and inclusions as per itinerary.
    HIGHLIGHTS: London - Amsterdam - Berlin - Prague - Vienna

    Day 1 London to Amsterdam
    Meet up with your Contiki team before we hit the road and take a ferry past the White Cliffs of Dover. Next stop: the buzzing, free-wheeling city of Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam's eye-opening Red Light District, where the creative and wacky come together on narrow cobbled streets, 24/7. Get some pointers on the city's hot spots from your Tour Manager and head into town for a fun night out.

    Day 2 Amsterdam
    Cruise out into the countryside and bike around like the laid back locals, past working windmills, in the world-famous cheese village of Edam (summer months only). In an intro into Dutch culture, see how clogs are made and try some of the famous Dutch Edam at a cheese farm. There's free time this afternoon to experience Amsterdam's coffee shops, museums and quirky, cool boutiques. Wander along the canals and past gabled houses or experience Amsterdam's multi-ethnic cuisine. This cultural melting pot dishes up loads of affordable food. With an optional evening canal cruise, there's a chance to get to know the group, unwind with a few drinks and uncover Amsterdam at water level as you drift past the city lights.

    Day 3 Amsterdam to Berlin
    Motor down the autobahn and get ready for a dose of uber-cool Berlin. With two nights in this historical hot spot, you've got time to find out what makes Germany's capital one of the most cutting-edge cities in the world. It's hard to believe that this funky town has had such a troubled past. On arrival your Tour Manager will peel back the layers of history and point out the lesser-known details of Berlin's troubled past on an orientation tour of the city.

    Day 4 Berlin
    Today why not join a local guide for a tour? Learn about the East/West split at the Berlin Wall and check out the controversial Reichstag (German Parliament) as well as Tiergarten (one the world's biggest parks). You'll also visit Checkpoint Charlie, where many East Berliners tried to escape to the West, and be reminded of Germany's darker past at the Brandenburg Gate. With free time, get inspired by Berlin's creative scene and check out its galleries and street art. As a world forerunner in contemporary art, Berlin's walls are covered in cutouts and graffiti. Shopping-wise, this town has it all and is right up there defining style. Berlin is great for small boutiques, funky fashions and one-of-a-kind buys. Your Tour Manager knows Berlin's ins and outs, so get some pointers before you splurge. Do as the Berliners do and grab a currywurst (a local favourite) and kick back at a Bierkeller (German beer house). Experience the world of espionage in an optional evening Eye Spy Berlin tour with our Local Guide, and enjoy a fascinating look into the Stasi (what was once the East German Secret Police). Then top off your time in Berlin with some of your new friends and explore the city's legendary nightlife. With cool cocktail bars and some of the best techno clubs in the world, there are heaps of fun choices.

    Day 5 Berlin to Prague
    Heading south, we roll on to the region of Dresden, often dubbed 'Florence of the North' because of its beauty. This town completely rebuilt itself after being flattened in World War II. Your Tour Manager will show you Dresden's signature buildings, like the Opera house, the domed Frauenkirche, the Royal Residence - once home to the Saxon Kings - and the massive Zwinger Palace, where the royals went to party. Lunchtime Go local and hang out in a river side beer garden, order some hearty German dishes with regional specialities like sour roast and potato soup. Then we head over the border and into the Czech Republic to Prague. Prague is a beautiful and atmospheric city. It's also pretty compact, so it's best explored on foot. Get straight into Prague's historic heart with your Tour Manager. You'll walk together over the landmark Charles Bridge, through Hradcany Castle, the home of the original Bohemian Kings and to the gothic St. Vitus Cathedral along the way. With a night off, spend some time in the picturesque Old Town Square, where historic buildings and churches surround cafes that spill out onto the pavement. With some world-famous Czech pilsner in hand, park yourself at a table, people-watch and try out some of the traditional local dumplings.

    Day 6 Prague
    More free time means you can get deeper into Prague's Old Town in your own time. The city itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a jumble of little lanes, alleys and courtyards. Slow the pace down and give yourself a chance to uncover its hidden treasures. This is also the spot to pick up some famous Bohemian glass, beads or garnet and amber jewellery. Choose a river cruise on the Vltava, which runs through the heart of Prague, and take in stunning views of the city from the water. The Czech capital has a really mixed past so look out for signs of the Holy Roman Empire, the Bohemian Empire, the Nazis and the Communists. By night, Prague is loaded with all types of music, from jazz bars and hip DJs to opera. There is something for everyone, so make the most of it with the group.

    Day 7 Prague to Vienna
    Southbound, we head across the boarder into Austria. Next stop is the cultural hub of Vienna. Tonight, there's a chance to experience Vienna's musical legacy with a Mozart and Strauss concert in one of the city's imperial palaces. Tonight is your last night together - so take it up a notch & make it one to remember

    Day 8 Depart Vienna
    Explore the city sights this morning before it's time to say goodbye to your Contiki buddies as your tour ends early afternoon

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  • Want to hit all the main sights in a short amount of time? The Western Rocker does just that - experience the amazing food & culture of Italy the breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps & the elegance of the 'City of Lights', Paris, in a little over a week. With loads to two night stops & awesome inclusions, this trip ticks all the boxes

    Western Rocker, 8 Days

    from $1,285*

    • 8 day tour departing Rome.
    • 5 nights accommodation in hostels.
    • 2 nights accommodation in hotel upgrades.
    • 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners.
    • Visit 6 World Heritage Sites.
    • Ferry crossing .
    • Sightseeing and inclusions as per itinerary.
    • Services of an experienced Contiki Tour Manager, Driver & resident Contiki special stopover & village staff.
    • Transport in a modern, air conditioned coach with power points for charging.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Rome - Florence - Swiss Alps - Paris

    Day 1 Arrive Rome
    Meet up with your Contiki team & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner.

    Day 2 Rome to Florence
    Get your last insider look at Rome with an optional tour of the famous Vatican & it's museums this morning. You'll love your Local Guide's inside knowledge of this place including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica & of course home to the Pope, it's a great way to get that last historical fix. Next up: Umbria's rustic hills and many vineyards. Travel past the iconic cypress trees of this olive oil producing region, to the Renaissance city of Florence.

    Day 3 Florence
    Jump start the day uncovering this open-air museum and its UNESCO World Heritage city centre. Our Local Guide gives you the inside track as the group learns about Florence's cultural beginnings and explores streets crammed with artworks from masters like Michelangelo. Then take a look into a skillful demonstration of Florentine leather making and understand this region's traditional art. With bargains and bustle, the city's markets are a great place to hang out. Grab a gelato and enjoy this gorgeous city. Tonight, there's a choice of a group dinner - an authentic Tuscan feast. Try regional dishes in the heart of Florence. Then keep it moving with a night out and get your groove on at Florence's biggest club.

    Day 4 Florence to Swiss Alps
    En route north, stop by Pisa and get up close to the famous Leaning Tower. Later, catch a glimpse of stunning Lake Como as we make our way into the massive Swiss Alps and head to the jaw-droppingly beautiful Alpine town of Lucerne. With covered wooden bridges, cobbled lanes and quaint buildings, Lucerne's centre is perfect to explore on foot. Also to stock up on lots of genuine Swiss chocolate Your Tour Manager can give you pointers on where to pick up the best-priced watches that Switzerland is so famous for.

    Day 5 Swiss Alps
    It's a change of pace amongst Switzerland's massive picture perfect Alps. Opt to visit up one of the areas famous mountains while you're here, considered a must-do when you're in the area, it's the place to head up to for some seriously spine-tingling views.

    Day 6 Swiss Alps to Paris
    With down-time on the coach, plug in your MP3, chill out to some music and chat with friends while travelling through the scenic wine producing region of Burgundy. Tonight, the group kick starts Paris with the "Paris by Night", which shows off the French capital's transformation into the 'City of Lights'. Lamp-lit bridges and cool little cafes give us a real taste of Paris' romance. Your Tour Manager will fill you in on the world's most recognised monuments, like the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. If you're adventurous, get right into French culture when you arrive at a Parisian cafe with the opportunity to try out France's national delicacy - escargot You'll also get to toast the end of your tour with French Champagne.

    Day 7 Paris
    Next up: Fragonard This perfumery has an elegant interior and is a unique setting for a look into the history of perfume. It's also a chance to pick up some French perfume at great prices. This town is loaded with possibilities. Discover its many bistros, museums, tree-lined avenues and diverse quartiers (neighbourhoods). Get a feel for French flair by window shopping on the Left Bank. Step into the Notre Dame or explore the endless galleries of the Louvre, where you can get up close to the famous Mona Lisa. In your free time, try indulging in some delicious pastries and relax in one of Paris' many cafes Tonight is the last night with your friends, so make it special. Treat yourself to the full Parisian night out, starting with an optional dinner in an atmospheric restaurant. Then sign up for an authentic cabaret experience, complete with can-can girls, dinner and Champagne. But don't stop there - afterwards hit the clubs and finish up your travels with a big Parisian night out.

    Day 8 Depart Paris
    This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (estimated arrival 10:00am) where your tour ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay.

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