Last Updated: 16th Feb 2011
You don’t have to travel on the coach. Contiki Tours use mostly large buses to travel from destination to destination. If you decide you want to stay longer in a city or simply skip a portion of the itinerary and catch up with the tour again later, you have the freedom to do this also. Importantly it will be up to you to arrange and pay for your own travel arrangements to destinations if you choose not to take the bus. This allows you total free time while on tour.
You don’t have to do the included sightseeing tours. You have total freedom to do whatever you like. If you want to take advantage of all the included sightseeing tours, activities and local demonstrations then in it entirely up to you. It is important to remember that the included activities are included though and as such factored into the cost and itinerary of the tour.
You don’t have to do the optional excursions. As well as included sightseeing and activities, most Contiki Tours also offer a whole host of optional excursion activities such as nights out, dinners, shows and adventure sports to name but a few.
These are usually offered to help you make the most of your time and to enhance your experience in the cities and places you visit. Optional excursions are usually the icing on the cake. Again, these excursions are optional and if you don’t want to participate you don’t have to, again, allowing for even more free time.