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Contiki vs Costsaver

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

The Low Down

Contiki 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!
Costsaver CostSaver is Trafalgar's affordable range of coach tours. Comparable to Cosmos in price and quality, their focus has always been on Europe and the UK, but have more recently launched a range of new itineraries in the US, Canada and South America. If you are looking for an affordable touring option, then CostSaver is a great option, and if you've travelled with any of its sister brands like AAT Kings, Trafalgar or Insight Vacations further savings are available.

The price for that affordability - while all the must-see sights are included, there are lot of optional excursions which can add up quickly if you choose to do them all. If that's likely, perhaps a more inclusive Operator like Trafalgar or Insight is best. However if you like the freedom to explore on your own, and are after a relaxing and hassle-free holiday, then Costsaver is a great option.

Stats

No. of Trips
429
No. of Departures
9,602
Avg. Trip Length
12 Days
Avg. Price Per Day
$273
Accommodation
Mixed
Budget
Affordable
Trip Styles Coach Tours18-to-30'sSailing TripsFestivals & EventsShort Breaks
No. of Trips
115
No. of Departures
2,887
Avg. Trip Length
12 Days
Avg. Price Per Day
$241
Accommodation
3 - 4 Star
Budget
Affordable
Trip Styles Coach Tours

In Their Own Words We asked the travel companies themselves why you should travel with them

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.
Costsaver
We know lasting travel memories don’t have to cost the earth. Our value tours cover all the essentials, while providing you the building blocks to tailor your dream holiday. We plan and include all the essentials – your quality transport, accommodation, sightseeing, many meals and the very best Travel Directors, leaving you the time to tailor your trip your way.

As an active founder and supporter of the TreadRight Foundation, you’ll travel confidently knowing we support the protection and conservation of the places we visit. We tread far, but always tread lightly. Having won the 5 star gold award for highest travel satisfaction, from the independent review provider FEEFO, you can be assured you’ll get an unbeatable holiday at an unbeatable price. Value is in our blood, and thanks to our Ready To Go Rate, you’ll be confident that when you book, the price you see is the best it’ll be. Travel the world without a hassle in the world.

Recent Reviews

Beautiful Balkans   0 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2022
This was a great trip visiting some beautiful natural wonders. Contiki again did a great job and the Tour Leader was friendly and able to give useful local knowledge. Croatia was such a great country to finish this tour in!
Lovely London   0 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2022
This was the perfect base for exploring London at your own pace. Outside of the organised activities, it gave us plenty of time to ramble through this amazing city .... London!
Fantastic Snapshot of Europe   0 , NSW, Australia, Jun 2022
This European Discovery Tour was just the perfect length for visiting Europe for the first time. Contiki were a great, organised company and our Tour Leader, Dan was organised and friendly. Global Journeys experienced staff allowed for a carefree and wonderful trip. Many thanks Hannah!
Can’t wait for the next Contiki. Only have one more year.   0 , Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada, Feb 2022
Everything about this Contiki was amazing. The guide was amazing and we will continue to be friends long after! The people were amazing, the extras and most importantly Ecuador blew me away with its beauty! I loved everything about this trip. Can’t wait for the next Contiki!
Would do it again any time   1 , United States, Jan 2022
It was just great, I liked everything, the hotel, food, people, the activities. We had great weather too (lots of snow). The only downside was that there were no parties due to COVID restrictions in Austria.
Great trip!!   0 , London, United Kingdom, Jan 2022
Each day was jam packed with activities and I was happy we saw a lot of the main attractions in Iceland.
Whirlwind wonders!     0 , BC, Canada, Oct 2022
What a fun and exciting getaway to some fabulous cities in a short amount of time. If you want to see a lot in a limited timeframe, this trip is for you! The guide was extremely knowledgeable and there was just the right amount of interaction with travellers. I enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. The accommodation was much better than expected ...read more and the breakfasts were super. I would recommend travelling at this time of year (mid October) as the weather was still fantastic and you didn't see the crazy crowds of summer and holidays.
Wonderful USA National Parks with Costsaver.     0 , NSW, Australia, Oct 2022
During this trip I visited too many National Parks : Grand Canyon, Zion, Bruce, Teton, Yellow Stone and Badland National Parks & more. All were very beautiful. The scenery along this trip was awesome in Autumn. It was more spectacular than I expected. Most of hotels were excellent. No any complaint for this budget tour. The tour Director Stephen and ...read more the driver Ariane were fantastic. I really enjoyed 2 weeks time with them and other guests in this trip. I also would like to thank Global Journeys and especially Jemma who organised my wonderful trip.
Worry Free - Germany / Czech / Hungary / Austria- Imperial Highlights Tour   0 , VIC, Australia, Sep 2022
The trip of the imperial highlights tour was truly amazing - Munich, Regensburg, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg - all different cities with long histories, beautiful landmarks and sights to see. CostSaver organised a really great itinerary to ensure each location was truly captured with local guides organised to take us through each ...read more location and all were extremely knowledgeable. The extra optional tours were all great as well and highly recommended. CostSaver placed all the tourists safety and welfare at the forefront at all times and the communication for all requirements - start times, finishing times, and knowledge of locations was of the highest order. Well done CostSaver for a most memorable time in Europe.
Essence of Eastern Canada with cruise   0 , NSW , Australia, Aug 2022
We were disappointed on the tour as a whole . It was very unusual not to include breakfast & even the farewell dinner which should have been included in the price. Unfortunately the cruise meals were repetitive.
8 Day Britain and Ireland delights   0 , WA, Australia, Jul 2022
The tour leader Steen Harris was very organised and extremely knowledgeable on the history of all the places we visited. My only complaint was he didn't provide us with a phone number and although I sent him 4 emails during the duration of the tour he didn't reply to any. I missed a tour because I got the meeting place wrong and couldn't get hold of ...read more him to obtain the correct information. We covered a lot of ground in the eight days visiting many interesting places. However you have to be prepared for long days! The hotels ranged from fairly sub standard - Jury's inn Bradford to 5 star luxury - Johnston Spa resort in Enfield.
Spectacular parks and canyons   0 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2022
This was indeed a spectacular trip, which definitely exceeded my expectations. Had initially thought that it was a pity we were doing the Grand Canyon first as I had thought that would be the highlight, but every day had astonishing places that we visited. The tour director was fabulous, very well informed, accomodating and very organised. The driver ...read more was great as well. I would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone who wants some breathtaking insight into the landscapes of southwestern USA.

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