Laundry Facilities - Europe

Last Updated: 14th Oct 2013

More Tour and Travel Advice for Europe

Laundry facilities on Contiki’s European Tours vary depending on the style of tour and length of the stays that you have in the cities.

Time Out/Superior/Hotel Tours

As a general rule, on Time Out/Superior/Hotel Tours, it is difficult to wash clothes on one night stops as your itinerary is full and finding the time to wash may be difficult.

Some hotels have coin operated laundry facilities while others offer service washing facilities that are only practical on two night stops, again due to the time take to wash and return your clothes. Service washes are also often expensive.

Occasionally your hotel will be close to a local laundry where you can wash your own clothes but it is imposable to generalize about where you may be able to do this as Contiki contracts a myriad of different hotels throughout Europe.

It is advisable to take a small measure of washing detergent with you should the need arise to do some washing yourself.

Camping and Concept/Budget Tours

On Camping and Concept/Budget tours, washing is generally widely available at most of the major campsites. Washing machine tokens or coins are the usual and washing powers are generally available from the campsites. Local coin operated laundries can also be found while on tour.

Time to wash on one night stops is often limited while two night stops allow much more time and availability.

Occasionally a service wash may be available from the campsite or accommodation where you stay.

It is advisable to take a small measure of washing detergent with you should the need arise to do some washing yourself.

“I did the budget tour and you actually have quite a few opportunities to do your laundry.”

- Alison23, Canada, Posted 28 Jul 2005