Age Restrictions - North America

Last Updated: 7th Jun 2012

<p><img src="" class="rightwise" title="new orleans bars" alt="new orleans bars" /></p> <p>We’re the original travel company for 18-35s – it’s what we know best and no one does travel like we do. For us, travelling is all about discovering amazing places with a bunch of like-minded people and having a great time doing it. Our aim is to make your trip a life changing adventure so we’ve dedicated ourselves to specialising in the art of travel for 18-35s. Because we’ve been on the road since ’62 we have perfected it, just for you.</p> <p>It is possible to travel With Contiki on <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tours-australia">North American Tours</a> if you are 17 years old <strong>only</strong> if you are traveling with a legal guardian who is 18-35. A waiver must however be signed by both the legal guardian on tour as well as the legal guardian/parent/s of the underage participant. This waiver can be obtained through your travel agent or by contacting Contiki.</p> <h2>Age and Alcohol</h2> <p>by &#8211; <a href="/people/angie">Angie</a>, Tour Manager, North America</p> <p>All states in the <span class="caps">USA</span> strictly prohibit anyone under the age of 21 years from drinking and often even entering a licensed premises. In Canada the legal drinking age varies from province to province. In British Colombia and Ontario the legal drinking age is 19; in Alberta and Quebec, it is 18.</p> <p>Age matters a bit in the United States. It is important to remember that the drinking and gambling age in the US are 21, and many places won’t allow 18-20 year olds in in fear of losing their liquor license.</p>