If you have not know, Contiki is a semi guided & escorted tour brand that is exclusively for youths age 18 – 35. We are not just talking about the travellers on a Contiki trip, but even your Trip Manager & Driver Guide will be within the age group. The reason of it is because Contiki wants to build a connection for everyone. When it comes to a group of people with similar age, they just click automatically as their topic are much more relatable to each other.
Besides just meeting awesome people in your trip, Contiki tends to focus on the real experiences as well. All of the icons, the things you can only do with Contiki and a few unexpected surprises along the way. Contiki experiences are designed around you. You can do as many or as little as you like. That’s because with Contiki, you will have lots of free time and you can choose whether or not to join the optional add-ons that are selected just for you.
One of Contiki’s specialty is when it comes to unique accommodations. They own their own properties in Europe, and they have partnered with some of the coolest hostel brands on the continent. All of their own properties are so unique that you would not be able to enjoy such accommodations with the amount of money you are paying to Contiki. Imagine yourself living in a 16th-century French Château or a snuggly and newly renovated Austrian Gasthof or a traditional Swiss chalet. What an experience to have!
With Contiki, you will not have any doubts on the food or the history of the places that you will be visiting. Contiki has the best team bursting with equal amounts of local insight and infectious enthusiasm, these guys are at the top of their game and they know how to deliver the goods.
For solo travellers, Contiki is definitely a choice for you as there is 65% of Contiki’s guest that are solo travellers. You don’t have to worry about who your roommate will be, Contiki gives you the freedom to choose your own roommate of the same gender during your trip. And if you are afraid of getting stuck to one person for the whole trip, don’t worry! Your Trip Manager usually hands down a rooming list before every hotels/hostels you arrive, then you can choose a different roommate.
Last but not least, Contiki offers 7 different travel styles that are all about giving you choice. The travel styles are differentiated by how many places you want to visit and how much you want included in the price, it means you know exactly what you’re getting when you travel with us. Here are the travel styles and their differences:
Discoverer (See it all, do it all) – See more of your destination on our most popular travel style, with a wide range of experiences included in the cost of your trip.
Iconic Essentials (Stretch your budget) – Explore with only the essentials included, to keep costs down. Customise your trip with Free Time Add-Ons and sleep in accommodation that’s simple, unique and super fun.
In-Depth Explorer (Go local) – Culturally rich, food centric and geared towards getting under the skin of a particular country or region.
Sailing & Cruise (Sun, sea & sand) – If the ocean is your calling and days spent exploring Grecian, Turkish or Croatian islands and port towns sounds like your idea of fun, this travel style is for you. Sunkissed skin, salty hair, fresh seafood and new friends – is there anything better in life?
Camping (Sleep under the stars) – Sleep under the stars in some of Europe’s best campsites, bunk down in roomy 2 man tents with inflatable mattresses and make every penny of your budget stretch even further.
Ski & Snowboard (Keep it cosy) – Hit the powder by day and snuggle down in our uber trendy Austrian Gasthof by night. Whether seasoned pro or a total beginner, this is the way to experience Europe’s legendary slope action.
Short Trips & Festivals (For life’s moments) – Celebrate life’s best events or maximise the time you have in some of Europe’s hottest cities, with our Short Trip & Festivals. Whether you’ve got 4 days to kill in London or have always dreamed of seeing in the New Year Berlin style, we’ll help you make every second count.
If you are interested to go on a trip with Contiki, feel free to contact us. We, Leisure Holidays will sort you out on your trip and we guarantee that you will have no regrets!