Contiki Tours

Contiki Tours
4.4 out of 5
29 Reviews

Choose from 249 Contiki tours and read 29 in-depth Contiki tour 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!

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Affordable
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2.5 - 3.5 Star
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18-35 Only

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Contiki Tour Reviews (29)

29 Contiki Tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Smoothly run sightseeing”
- New Zealand Jul 2018

This trip was highly organised, I never had to worry about any of the logistics that you have when organising your own travels. I was able to simply just lay back and relax, and enjoy the amazing sights! Global journeys were a hassle free company to book this trip through. I had no problems with them and they were always prompt to reply.

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“Simply Italy”
- QLD, Australia Apr 2018 1 Helpful Vote

Our Contiki trip through Italy was everything we thought it would be and much more. Booking through Global Journeys was hassle free and we would book again in the future.

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“A wonderful way to see Europe ”
- NSW, Australia Mar 2018 1 Helpful Vote

I booked this trip for the kids as a Christmas gift they were so excited, Yvonne was extremely helpful with everything, the kids had a ball so many memories and friends were made. Thank you Yvonne and thank you Global Journeys!

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“Boot Scooted through the South ”
- NSW, Australia Jan 2018 2 Helpful Votes

This was my third trip with Contiki across America and, again, it didn't disappoint. The Boot Scoot N Blues tour was fast paced and lively (and often tiring because it's on;y 12 days so you don't want to miss one night out!), but full of awesome sights, amazing food and optional extras which we wouldn't have ever experienced if we'd travelled alone. The accommodation was excellent and we stayed right in the middle of the cities we visited.

I wouldn't consider booking any trips with any other agent now - Hannah is super helpful and friendly, and even when I sent her numerous emails she deals with every issue and question I have in a professional manner, AND very quickly. I have booked with Global Journeys for several years now and they have had the best prices, great discounts for past travellers, and the best service I have found. 100% recommend them.

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“Holiday of a lifetime”
- QLD, Australia Dec 2017

I really enjoyed every aspect of this holiday and would definitely travel with Contiki again. It was a good time of year to go, just be prepared for the cold. The tour itself was amazing and had so many inclusions.

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“Great trip through Eastern Europe”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2017 1 Helpful Vote

We had a great group of people from 19-35 years old who were all there for a good time. The bus was crowded with 53 people (esp the 8 hour driving day) but we all just got on with it. It was tiring travelling every second day but we got to see more places so I guess that's the trade-off. Everyone was on time and respectful of the holiday everyone else wanted to have. The hotels were not central to the city and we heavily relied on public transport, ubers and taxis. Some people in our group were ripped off by a taxi so be careful. Overall good trip.

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“Grand Adventure in Northern America ”
- NSW, Australia Jul 2017 1 Helpful Vote

Contiki's Grand Northern was one of the best trips I have ever taken. The sights we saw along the way were so vast - from bright lights of the big cities to the one-road towns of the wild west. I got to see so much of the American culture and landscape and have fallen in love with parts of the country I didn't think I would ever like.

The tour was excellently organised and our Trip Manager was professional, insightful and friendly. Booking through Global Journeys was extremely easy and definitely the cheapest price I found. I have booked through them before and I have already booked my next trip through them. I would highly recommend both Contiki's Grand Northern, and Global Journeys.

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“Execellent”
- VIC, Australia Apr 2017
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Good trip. Loved the group and the tour management team. The weather wasn't very friendly. However, that didn't become a big issue. Would do it again.

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Tell me about Contiki Tours

Why you should choose to travel with Contiki on your next adventure

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

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

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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Your guide to travelling with Contiki Tours

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..

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..

09 October, 2018
Contiki’s Europe Summer 2019/20 On Sale Now!

Contiki’s Europe Summer 2019/20 trips are live and there is a lot to be excited about! Early Payment Discount Get your 2019 holiday plans underway with Contiki’s Earlybird Savings on Europe Summer tours. Book now and pay by 31 January 2019 to receive a 10% discount on selected tours departing..

Contiki Tour FAQ's

Frequently asked questions for clients considering travelling with Contiki

Before I book
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.

Before I depart
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.

On the road
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.

Arrival & departure details

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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