Sleeping Bag

Last Updated: 11th Jun 2014

<h2>On what tours do you need a sleeping bag?</h2> <p>Sleeping bags are required only when traveling on Contiki <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tours-europe-concept-budget">Concept/Budget</a> and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tours-europe-camping">Camping</a> style tours in <a href="/contikipedia/articles/europe">Europe</a>.</p> <h2>Why do you need a sleeping bag?</h2> <p>While <a href="/contikipedia/articles/where-you-stay-concept-budget-tours">many of the places you stay</a> on Concept/Budget tours include full bedding, some others (<a href="/contikipedia/articles/contiki-village">Contiki Villages</a> , for example) do not. Sheets, pillows and pillow cases are always provided but you will need a sleeping bag to sleep under in the evenings.</p> <p>Likewise on Camping tours, the tents and air mattresses are supplied by Contiki but you will need a sleeping bag to sleep under.</p> <p>You don&#8217;t need to bring a pillow as pillows are provided and are also part of the air mattresses however it&#8217;s a good idea to perhaps bring a <a href="/contikipedia/articles/neck-pillows">travel pillow</a> or other small pillow for a little extra comfort and for sleeping on the coach.</p> <h2>Is your sleeping bag included in your luggage limit?</h2> <p>No. Your sleeping bag is separate from your tour <a href="/contikipedia/articles/weight-limits-and-size-europe">luggage limit</a>. Your sleeping bag is not weighed and does not count towards your luggage size restrictions.</p> <h2>Do I have to bring a sleeping bag from home?</h2> <p>No, you don&#8217;t have to, but you can if you like. You can also choose purchase a sleeping bag before your tour from the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/contiki-basement">Contiki Basement</a> in <a href="/contikipedia/articles/london">London</a>. If you have time you can also go shopping in London and pick up a sleeping bag. You&#8217;re more than welcome (and encouraged) to bring your own sleeping bag though.</p> <p><strong>Please Note:</strong> If you book your tour from the <span class="caps">USA</span> or Canada, your sleeping bag is included in your tour cost. A voucher for your included sleeping bag is included in your <a href="/contikipedia/articles/contiki-travel-documents">Contiki Travel Documents</a> and you can collect your sleeping bag from the Contiki Basement in London. If you do not have a voucher, you cannot claim your sleeping bag.</p> <h2>What grade of sleeping bag is recommended?</h2> <p>As Concept/Budget and Camping tours only operate during the European summer, it is rare for there to be evenings where you encounter freezing temperatures. A light weight sleeping bag that is suitable for conditions down to about 0&deg; to 10&deg; Celsius (32&deg; to 50&deg; Fahrenheit) is recommended.</p>