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!

  • Try one of our day festivals for a great day out in London With Royal Ascot

    Royal Ascot 1 Day Tour

    from $145*

    • Entry into the Silver Ring.
    • Welcome drink and snacks on arrival.
    HIGHLIGHTS:London

    Try one of our day festivals for a great day out in London With Royal Ascot - get your glam gear on & rub shoulders with the rich & famous at this ultimate British day out. Keep an eye on contiki.com for more day festivals & events. Day 1. Day trip to Royal Ascot
    Meet at the Contiki Basement, just underneath the Royal National Hotel, in convenient central London, near Russell Square Underground station. On arrival you'll meet up with our Contiki team & board our comfy Contiki coach bound for Ascot, to start your day at the races. Get to know your fellow travellers as you make your way to the event. You'll start to get excited as you feel the buzz of race day on arrival at Ascot. With people dressed in their best & ready to sip bubbly & watch the racing action, the atmosphere here is buzzing.

    On arrival, we'll get you started right (and line those tummies) with a delicious included buffet lunch of cold meats & chicken, salads, cheeses, breads & of course, bubbly Then its time to mingle with the rich & famous. Ascot is known for its glamour & in 2013, you're a part of it. It's time to head in to the Silver Ring to enjoy people watching & checking out the girls in heels & dresses and guys in their tails & hats.

    Keep your eyes peeled for the guests of honour as you see the Royal family arrive by horse and coach. Catch them up close as they travel down the New Mile, then it's time to watch all the racing action & be amongst the awesome atmosphere.

    The first race kicks off at 2.30pm & the last is around 5.30pm, so there's plenty of time to place some bets, sip on champagne & mix with the crowds. Maybe pack a picnic rug if you're keen & park up with your new friends for one of the UK's most memorable events.

    After the last race, make your way back to the coach & jump back onboard as we head to London, where you can keep the party moving.

    Note: At Ascot, the Silver Ring has a policy of no re-entry into the ring. If you exit the ring, you won't be able to go back in.

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  • Why come all the way to Europe and not spend some quality time in the English capital

    London Explorer, 3 Days

    from $355*

    • 3 day tour departing London.
    • 2 nights accommodation in twin share hotels.
    • Continental breakfast daily.
    • Return tube Heathrow airport transfer.
    • Open top bus sightseeing tour.
    • London theatre show tickets (stalls or dress circle).
    • Welcome to London info booklet.
    • Contiki Basement staff assistance.
    HIGHLIGHTS: London

    Why come all the way to Europe and not spend some quality time in the English capital? Add this package onto your other Contiki holidays and use the time to discover museums, shop on Oxford Street, eat curry on Brick Lane, see a West End show or listen to some of the hottest music coming out of England's famous nightlife. How about venturing out to Stonehenge and Bath? Well its included also Our Contiki Representatives in central London are on hand to help you out with sightseeing info and tips on getting around so you never have to stress.

    DAY 1-3 LONDON
    Want to do London at your own pace? Take time to explore London before or after your Contiki tour. With this 3 day package at the Royal National or Imperial hotels, grab a great value collection of extras, activities & accommodation. The London Explorer package is a bit different from our other tours, as it does not include a Tour Manager. Instead, we give you all the info you need to squeeze the max out of the city & to do it on your terms.

    With your included London info booklet, hit the streets & dive into the buzz - there are so many things to see, do & experience in London. From the iconic Big Ben to the Houses of Parliament & Buckingham Palace, there are photo opportunities at every corner. An included bus sightseeing ticket is a great way to experience the city from a different angle as you ride past the sights. With an open top, it's the best way to get some great views. It's also a hop on hop off tour, so you can enjoy the sites at your own pace. Stop off in between, maybe visit a museum, take a walking tour or just take in the vibes.

    London is famous for it's shopping, with the streets of the central city providing a haven for shopaholics. Head to Knightsbridge for a look into the most famous department store in the world, Harrods. Check out the array of delicious food on offer in their enticing foodhalls & amazing displays, then maybe head to Oxford Street for some high street shopping & big name brands. While you're in the area, drop by the quirky Carnaby Street where you might see some street performers or grab a coffee & take in the atmosphere.

    For a historical fix, jump on the Tube & maybe make your way to the Tower of London. Take a guided tour with one of the Yeoman Warders around one of the most famous fortified buildings in the world. You could also try the British Museum, National Gallery, the Tate or jump on the London Eye for amazing city views.

    Seeing a famous West End musical whilst you're here is a must-do & with an included ticket to a show, you will. From the dancing sensation 'Billy Elliot' to rocking it out to Queen's 'We Will Rock You' there is something for everyone.

    There's always something going on here, so make sure that you ask at the Contiki Basement for some other tips on must see sights & things to do.

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  • Explore London

    London Explorer, 3 Days

    from $369*

    • 3 day tour departing London.
    • 2 nights accommodation in twin share hotels.
    • Continental breakfast daily.
    • Open top bus sightseeing tour.
    • London theatre show tickets (stalls or dress circle).
    • Welcome to London info booklet.
    • Service of a Contiki Basement staff assistance.
    • Return tube Heathrow airport transfer.
    HIGHLIGHTS: London

    Why come all the way to Europe and not spend some quality time in the English capital? Add this package onto your other Contiki holidays and use the time to discover museums, shop on Oxford Street, eat curry on Brick Lane, see a West End show or listen to some of the hottest music coming out of England's famous nightlife. How about venturing out to Stonehenge and Bath? Well its included also Our Contiki Representatives in central London are on hand to help you out with sightseeing info and tips on getting around so you never have to stress.

    Day 1 to 3 London
    Want to do London at your own pace? Take time to explore London before or after your Contiki tour. With this 3 day package at the Royal National or Imperial hotels, grab a great value collection of extras, activities & accommodation. The London Explorer package is a bit different from our other tours, as it does not include a Tour Manager. Instead, we give you all the info you need to squeeze the max out of the city & to do it on your terms.

    With your included London info booklet, hit the streets & dive into the buzz - there are so many things to see, do & experience in London. From the iconic Big Ben to the Houses of Parliament & Buckingham Palace, there are photo opportunities at every corner. An included bus sightseeing ticket is a great way to experience the city from a different angle as you ride past the sights. With an open top, it's the best way to get some great views. It's also a hop on hop off tour, so you can enjoy the sites at your own pace. Stop off in between, maybe visit a museum, take a walking tour or just take in the vibes.

    London is famous for it's shopping, with the streets of the central city providing a haven for shopaholics. Head to Knightsbridge for a look into the most famous department store in the world, Harrods. Check out the array of delicious food on offer in their enticing food halls & amazing displays, then maybe head to Oxford Street for some high street shopping & big name brands. While you're in the area, drop by the quirky Carnaby Street where you might see some street performers or grab a coffee & take in the atmosphere.

    For a historical fix, jump on the Tube & maybe make your way to the Tower of London. Take a guided tour with one of the Yeoman Warders around one of the most famous fortified buildings in the world. You could also try the British Museum, National Gallery, the Tate or jump on the London Eye for amazing city views.

    Seeing a famous West End musical whilst you're here is a must-do & with an included ticket to a show, you will. From the dancing sensation 'Billy Elliot' to rocking it out to Queen's 'We Will Rock You' there is something for everyone.

    There's always something going on here, so make sure that you ask at the Contiki Basement for some other tips on must see sights & things to do.

    Ask about our great airfares
  • Take part in Irelands biggest annual party

    St Patrick's Day (Hostel), 4 Days

    from $449*

    • 4 day tour departing London.
    • 3 nights multi share hostel accommodation.
    • 3 continental breakfast.
    • Walking tour of Dublin and a visit to the Guinness Storehouse.
    • Join in the epic street party as you take part in Irelands biggest annual party.
    • Transport in a modern, airconditioned coach with powerpoints for charging.
    • The service of an experienced and professional tour manager and driver.
    HIGHLIGHTS: London - Dublin

    Take part in Irelands biggest annual party, where locals and travellers take to the streets to celebrate like only the Irish can. With packed streets, singing, dancing and good times all day and all night, live it just like the locals. While you're in Dublin you will also check out the famous Guinness Storehouse.

    DAY 1 LONDON TO DUBLIN (OR MEET IN DUBLIN)
    Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning & get ready to go Irish at the biggest St Patrick's day party on the planet. We'll jump on the coach & jet across England & Wales before crossing the Irish Sea to Dublin to let the good times roll. On arrival we'll head to our hostel where you'll be based for the next 3 nights. Later, it's time to get the party started with a night out on the town, so grab your new travel buddies & head out & hit the streets. Or, if you've chosen to meet us in Dublin, on arrival make your way to the hostel to meet the rest of the tour group who have opted to travel on the coach from London.

    DAY 2 DUBLIN
    We'll start the day off right with an included walking tour of the city, so you can really get your bearings. Check out the city sights including Trinity College, the 'Tart with the Cart', the Monument of Light, Parnell Square, St. Stephen's Green, plus the unmissable Temple Bar district, where you'll no doubt be spending some time over the next few days. We'll top off the tour with our highlight, a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Dublin is the home of this famous black drop, so what better place to learn all about it than where it comes from. Get your Guinness facts & figures on a walking tour, topped off with a pint at the SkyBar at the top. Tasting the real deal with Dublin's best views as your backgrop is a totally memorable experience. This afternoon is free go Irish & get local, so head back to somewhere you might have liked the look of, or find a place to park up with your travel buddies & get amongst the buzzing city vibe. The city is perfect for getting around on foot, so cross over Penny Bridge & explore the shops, find a pub for a tasty lunch or just to hang out & people watch the cool crowd & street performers. The Irish are great, so making friends with the locals is a must Ask your Tour Manager where the best places to head is, and get involved.

    DAY 3 ST. PATRICK'S day IN DUBLIN
    Happy St Patrick's day Spending it in Ireland is the best place to be in the world & today is going to be epic as you are part of Ireland's biggest annual party Locals & travellers take to the streets to celebrate, so make sure you're up & ready to go early to get the best possible spot. Donning green, white & even a bit of orange is an absolute essential, so make sure you brought the right gear & costumes with you before you leave home. Get into it like the locals as you spend the day dancing, singing & having all round good times.

    DAY 4 DUBLIN TO LONDON (OR END DUBLIN)
    Chill or catch up on some much needed sleep on the coach today, as we make our way back to London. Don't forget to swap email addresses with your new travel buddies, as your tour ends on arrival in London. If you've opted to start & end in Dublin, your tour ends after breakfast this morning.

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