Busabout vs Contiki

Compare the travel styles, pricing, destinations and popularity of Busabout and Contiki.

The Low Down

 
New to Global Journeys in 2019! Busabout offers coach tours, small group adventures, sailing and island hopping, winter trips and trips to the world’s great festivals. Covering Europe, Asia, Africa, USA, Scotland and Ireland, Busabout trips are open to anyone over the age of 18. While most of their travellers might be younger, older travellers are equally welcomed.

Itineraries are planned so you see the highlights and have time to explore on your own as well. A tour guide & driver travel with you, leading the way and providing insider tips. With Busabout all trips are guaranteed to go, departures are not limited to numbers, once you have booked you are going!
 
Over 35? Then Contiki is not for you. With tours and adventures designed for the 18-35's through Asia, Africa, North and South America and Europe, you'll need lots of energy for the good times ahead. Traditionally Contiki trips have been known for their late nights, lots of sleeping on the coach, and some sightseeing on the side. Contiki's philosophy of #NOREGRETS is about changing your perspective on the world, walking in others shoes, witnessing different cultures, religions, and ways of living. But most of all, it’s about living life out loud, unashamedly and completely, loving every single second of being young!

Reviews

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4.4 out of 5
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Value For Money
4.3
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4.3
Accommodation
3.9
Tour Pace
4.1
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4.1
Optional Excursions
4.3

Operator Details

 
No. of Trips
59
 
Departures
721
 
Avg. Length
10
 
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Guided Tours
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Guided Tours
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Sailing Trips
Festivals & Events
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Festivals & Events
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Budget
Affordable
Accommodation
Accommodation
2.5 - 3 Star

Regions Explored:

 
No. of Trips
367
 
Departures
8,686
 
Avg. Length
12
 
Avg.
$240
 
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Sailing Trips
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Sailing Trips
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Affordable
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2.5 - 3.5 Star
Age Requirements
Age Requirements
18-35 Only

In Their Own Words

We asked the travel companies themselves why you should travel with them.

 

Tom O’Hara, General Manager - Busabout

At Busabout, choice, independence, reliability and value are the cornerstone of every trip we create. With 21 years of expertise and knowledge for our crew of guides to rely on, Busabout is here to support you in crafting a unique travel experience.

With a focus on quality destinations, both off the beaten track and city highlights, combined with opportunities to give back to the communities we travel in, Busabout trips are designed to give you an authentic trip, without the expensive price tag. Busabout is open to all travellers 18 years and above, with everyone welcome to join one of our award winning trips in Europe, North America and Asia and I can’t wait to see you join us “on the road!”. Should you have any questions, or wish to book, the wonderful team at Global Journeys will be able to help every step of the way.
 

Katrina Barry, MD, Australia - Contiki

Contiki are the world leaders in travel experiences for 18-35’s. We exist to connect young travellers to the time of their lives. We believe in real experiences and we care about making sure these experiences contribute positively to the people and places we visit. We are focused on discovery, once-in-a-lifetime moments, human connections, and making every second of being young count.

For over 55 years we’ve been perfecting the secret formula to the perfect trip - we know you’re after unique experiences, local insight and accommodation that’s more than a place to sleep. We run over 350 trips across 6 continents, each one designed to get to the beating heart of a destination, understanding the local way of life, unearthing unforgettable experiences and creating lifelong memories. Real experiences, unique accommodation, local food, the best team and awesome people all deliver Contiki’s no regrets experience.

Recent Reviews

 
 
Great Britain & Ireland
5 Star Review from Olivia.

Amazing trip which allowed individuals to meet like-minded people whilst travelling and exploring the historical areas of Great Britain and Ireland. The Contiki road crew were amazing and very knowledgeable of the locations and highlights explored. The accommodation, included extras and add-ons were all excellent and great value for money. I would definitely book another Contiki trip and use Global Journeys in doing so.
Rhythm & Alps
2 Star Review from Mona.

I won’t travel with Contiki ever again. Very immature tour leader. The event bookings were mainly with those companies that benefit them not really caring about the customer. Zero customer service. However, this review is not related to Global Journeys, Global Journeys was amazing and quick in booking and very informative and accurate, I’ll book through them again.
Trail to London
5 Star Review from Peter & Cathryn.

A massive shout out to Jemma on her awesome effort in putting this tour together at short notice. Nothing was too much trouble and she was only happy to accommodate which lead to a smooth well organised holiday. The tour was exactly as expected with no issues. We have used Jemma in the past and would highly recommend her to everyone for their future travel needs.
Kiwiana Panorama
5 Star Review from Kate.

My tour operator was very helpful. I would book through Global Journeys again and would recommend Global Journeys to friends.
European Trail
5 Star Review from Olivia.

As a first time traveller through Europe, this was a great way to explore all the big sights and get a feel for the local cultures and languages. Contiki have put together such a great trip with included experiences as well as fantastic add-ons. The Contiki road crew were so knowledgeable and supportive. I would 100% book another Contiki and use Global Journeys to do so.

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