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Choose from 287 Contiki tours and read 71 verified Contiki reviews from past clients of Global Journeys. When you book your Contiki tour with us you'll enjoy exclusive online savings, a dedicated travel consultant to look after your booking and the best price guaranteed!
TOTAL TRIPS: 287
AGE RANGE: 18-35 Years
BUDGET: Affordable
71 Reviews (4.6/5)
TRIP STYLES:
Coach Tours 18-to-30's Sailing Trips Festivals & Events Short Breaks Winter & Ski Trips
GUIDING STYLES:
Fully Guided Locally Guided

Popular Destinations View all Explore the following regions on one of 287 tours with Contiki

Contiki Africa Tours
Africa

17 Tours

Contiki Asia Tours
Asia

23 Tours

Contiki Australia Tours
Australia

22 Tours

Contiki Egypt & Middle East Tours
Egypt & Middle East

8 Tours

Contiki Europe Tours
Europe

122 Tours

Contiki New Zealand Tours
New Zealand

21 Tours

Contiki South & Central America Tours
South & Central America

19 Tours

Contiki UK Tours
UK & Ireland

16 Tours

Contiki USA Tours
USA

23 Tours

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8 Days Sydney to Brisbane

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7 Days Bangkok to Krabi

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9 Days London to London

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4 Days Athens to Athens

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Contiki Reviews (71) View all 71 Contiki reviews from past clients of Global Journeys

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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.
Paris For Christmas   0 , United States, Jan 2022
Elise was amazing . As was Paolo our bus driver. Elise did a fabulous job navigating a great time for us during difficult circumstances (COVID)
Amazing service   0 , Edinburgh, Scotland, Jan 2022
Amazing trip. So much adventure. Great people and great tour guide, Esteban. He gave us all the details we needed and always answered our questions and helped us in anyway he could!
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The Contiki Experience Choose to travel with Contiki on your next adventure!

Travel with no Regrets
Travel with no Regrets

Contiki are firm believers that life's greatest experiences are made better by the people you share them with. That's why Contiki invented group travel for young people in 1962 and we've spent the past 53 years perfecting it.

you'll explore amazing destinations with a group of 18-35 year olds from around the world who share your passion for adventure, good times and creating memories that define what it is to be young, wild and free.

Who you'll Travel With
Who you'll Travel With

Contiki are all about exploring the world with like-minded people, which is why we only run trips for 18-35 year olds, to celebrate being young, spirited and curious. You can expect to join a group of 18-53 awesome people from around the world on our Europe, Australia, North America and New Zealand trips, and in Asia and Latin America it's all about small group adventures with up to 25 travellers.

Don't worry if you're not traveling as a couple or with a friend from home – though there are plenty of pairs, 50% of our travellers set off solo, meaning you'll have a ton of opportunities to make new friends.

What Contiki Include
What Contiki Include

The best damn trips on the planet, that's what! But seriously, Contiki trips include everything you need to have the best travel experience of your life. Contiki take care of all the boring logistics like booking hotels, finding the best spots for dinner in small towns where no one speaks English and getting you from place to place.

You can toss out that map and guide book too, because we have an awesome team of Trip Managers, Drivers and Local Guides that know as much about the destinations you visit as the locals themselves.

And the sights? you'll get VIP access to the world's icons, so try not to look too smug as you skip to the front of the mile-long line at the Eiffel Tower and Colosseum. One thing's for sure - it's amazing value you won't find anywhere else .

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New Contiki Aussie Adventures

15 July, 2020

New Contiki Aussie Adventures

You’ve seen the postcards, heard the stories, and put a bunch of iconic Aussie experiences on your ‘to do’ list. Now it’s your turn. Round up your mates for some (socially distanced!) fun and road test these new Aussie Adventures that  take in the highlights of your backyard, brought to you by...

Contiki’s Commitment to Your Wellbeing

29 June, 2020

Contiki’s Commitment to Your Wellbeing

We have all adapted to this new world, where it is imperative for us to take additional measures to stay healthy. That’s why when you travel with Contiki you can be reassured that they have put numerous new measures in place to elevate their hygiene standards and protocols. The...

Save 10% on Asia Trips with Contiki's March Sale

06 March, 2019

Save 10% on Asia Trips with Contiki's March Sale

Save 10% when you book select trips from Contiki's Asia 2019 collection. Book one of the following trips, departing between 3 March and 31 December 2019 to get your holiday sorted! If you are making the most of the way the public holidays are falling over Easter one of these trips could be...

Ski Austria with Contiki, No Regrets!

23 October, 2018

Ski Austria with Contiki, No Regrets!

Contiki offer a collection of ski trips in Austria suitable for beginners through to pros. With a base in the traditional village of Hopfgarten, travellers will get prime access to the 279 km (174 miles) of runs in the vast Ski Welt region as well as a collection of free-time add ons to try...

Contiki FAQ's Frequently asked questions for those considering travelling with Contiki

Is Contiki only for 18 to 35 year olds?

Contiki are the original travel company for 18–35s. For Contiki, travelling is all about discovering amazing places with a bunch of like-minded people and having a great time doing it. To cater to this market and provide a product which not only meets, but exceeds your expectations, Contiki tours are only available to those between 18 and 35. In some circumstances, a passenger aged 17 will be accepted onto Contiki tours under the supervision of another passenger over 18 and with the consent of their parent or guardian.

Do many people travel on Contiki solo?

Yeah they do, and they have an amazing time! About 50% of Contiki travellers are on their own, but not for long! The experience of travel builds lasting relationships which you'll cherish for your lifetime. If you're concerned about travelling alone, don't be, you're making one of the best decisions of your life.

What happens if I'm traveling alone? Is there an extra charge?

If you're planning on traveling alone, (and nearly half of our clients do) and don't want to pay for a single room, we'll set you up with a roommate - same sex, of course! However, if you really want your very own room, and one is available, it will be offered for an additional surcharge, depending on which tour you are booking.

The tour I'm looking at doesn't have dates in the month I want to do it in, why not?

If departure dates are not showing up in the month you wish to travel, it's because the tour does not depart during that time due to operational or seasonal reasons.

How many people will be on the trip with me?

That depends on where you are going. For most of the trips, we operate luxury motor coaches and therefore carry between 25–50 people per trip. On some trips such as Asia and Outback of Australia we use smaller vehicles or mini coaches which carry 8–20 people.

Does the price shown include flights?

Contiki Holidays are inclusive of all transport once the tour begins. On tour, all coaches, trains, ferries, tuk tuks, bicycles, internal flights, whatever, are included in the cost of your tour. Everything you need to get around from the first to last day of tour. However, flights to and from your home city are NOT included. Global Journeys can also organise your flights if you wish, & we also recommend booking with your favourite airline online.

Are prices based on double occupancy?

Most prices are based on double occupancy, unless otherwise specified. For example, Most Concept tour prices are based on quad share with twin room bookings on a request basis incurring a surcharge. Some tours offer single occupancy for an additional cost, or triple– or quad–share for a reduced price.

What's the accommodation on Concept tours and why can I only book multi-share? Can a couple go on multi-share?

For Concept tours, the room share is based on not more than 4 persons per room of the same gender. Couples are encouraged to travel on concept tours and during the tour, whenever possible; our Tour Manager would allocate 2–person rooms/cabins for just the two of you or you may be paired with another couple.

When will I get my Contiki documents?

Global Journeys will forward on your E-Documentation approximately 21 days prior to your departure from Australia. If you wish to change from the default E-documentation setting to receive hard copy documents, you can do so within the Contiki 'Manage My Booking' portal. E-Documents will also be available for you to view in Contiki's 'Manage My Booking'.

How much luggage can I bring?

On Europe Concept and Time Out tours luggage is restricted to one reasonable sized, non–expanding suitcase size up to 29" x 20" x 10" (73cm x 50cm x 25cm) and a maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs), plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. No metal frame backpacks please, their bulky shape makes coach packing difficult and they are likely to damage other luggage. On Camping tours, the maximum dimensions are 28" x 18" x 9" (70cm x 45cm x 23cm) with a maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs). On European ski packages, you may bring one pair of skis & ski boots. Note: Baggage is carried at the owner's own risk and insurance is strongly recommended. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on tour.

What should I pack?

Like spending money, everyone's bound to be different depending on how many unique outfits you want to wear, what the weather is going to be like, how often you're willing to do washing - (most of the places Contiki stay at have the facility to do washing). A great tip is to pack a range of things that can mix, match and layer!

Do I need a passport and travel visas?

You will need a valid passport. Obtaining correct visas is your own responsibility. Not having correct visas could mean you missing out on part or all of your trip. Please refer to the visa section on our website - which should be used as a guide only. Then, double check with the individual Embassies before you depart, remembering that visa requirements can change at short notice. For most of the countries where visas are required, it is NOT possible to obtain the visa whilst on the trip and some visas take 3-4 weeks to obtain.

Can I book and pay for my Optional Activities now or on tour?

All Optional Activities are booked and paid for on tour with your Tour Manager. Usually on the first day you'll have a chance to discuss what's available and then, when it comes time to book, your Tour Manager will collect a cash payment for the activities.

How much free time will I have?

Contiki schedules plenty of free time during your trip so that you can also explore on your own. If you're concerned about having too much free time, Contiki offers fabulous optional activities. Also if at any time you feel like even more 'you' time, just have a chat with your tour manager about meeting up with everyone later. You can tailor your trip how you like; it's YOUR holiday!

What's the weather going to be like?

Weather is tricky as everywhere is different and it's always changing. Luckily, Global Journeys provide temperature, and rainfall averages on every itinerary page.

Why do I need a sleeping bag for my tour? I thought there was no camping?

You will not be camping, unless you have chosen a camping trip in Europe. On European concept trips, some of the cabins and hostels will have a pillow and top sheet only and so we advise you to bring a sleeping bag.

The majority of Contiki tours start at the Contiki hotel where you will spend your first night on tour. If you're starting in London, this will be located at the Contiki Basement, beneath the Royal National Hotel. The Contiki website has a page relating to each region where you can see each departure point and finishing point, as well as information on additional nights of pre and post tour accommodation.

Detailed departure information will be supplied with your E-Documentation, which Global Journeys will forward on to you approx 21 days prior to your departure. E-Documents will also be available for you to view in Contiki's 'Manage My Booking' portal.

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