Where you stay - Concept & Budget Tours

Last Updated: 14th Jun 2014

<p><strong><span class="caps">PLEASE</span> <span class="caps">NOTE</span>:</strong> These are just a sample of some of the accommodation Contiki uses throughout Europe. There is <strong>no guarantee</strong> that every tour will stay in the lodgings listed below. Check your <a href="/contikipedia/articles/contiki-travel-documents">Contiki Travel Documents</a> for confirmation of your accommodations.</p> <p>Where you stay is one of the main <a href="/contikipedia/articles/concept-budget-vs-time-out-superior">differences between tour styles</a> offered by Contiki in Europe.</p> <p>A <a href="/contikipedia/articles/concept-budget-tours">Concept or Budget Tour</a> is all about mixing it up, so get ready to stay in everything from hotels and cabins to hostels and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/contiki-special-stopover">special stopovers</a>!</p> <h2>What&#8217;s a Special Stopover?</h2> <p>It’s accommodation that’s exclusively for Contiki travellers and managed by our crew. We choose unique, traditional places in fantastic locations, like a 16th century French Chateau, a Swiss Chalet and an Austrian Gasthof. Sound like these unique accommodations could add some flair to your holiday? Read on for more details about each of Contiki’s Special Stopovers.</p> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/uk/landingpg/chateau1.jpg" class="rightwise" title="french chateau" alt="french chateau" /></p> <p><strong>French Chateau</strong></p> <p>It’s big. It’s grand. It’s ornate. And it’s oh so French. Our very own 16th century Chateau de Cruix overlooks the vineyards of the Beaujolais wine region, where you can picnic, chill out or cool off in the pool. With a bar, club and plasma TVs, the Chateau is the best of both old-world and new. It&#8217;s exclusive to Contiki travellers and the recent recipient of a makeover. Tres chic! <a href="/contikipedia/articles/the-chateau">More about the Chateau…</a></p> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/uk/landingpg/gastof1.jpg" class="rightwise" title="austrian gastof" alt="austrian gastof" /></p> <p><strong>Austrian Gasthof</strong></p> <p>The landscape is so beautiful here it’ll leave you pondering new names for shades of green. While you consider your contribution to the colours in the crayon box, you’ll stay at our traditional Gasthof (guesthouse), Haus Schoneck, in Hopfgarten, Austria. And if you’re thirsty at the end of a hard day’s mountain biking or paragliding, there’s a well-loved bar to come home to. <a href="/contikipedia/articles/gasthof-schoneck">More about Haus Schoneck…</a></p> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/uk/landingpg/chalet1.jpg" class="rightwise" title="swiss chalet" alt="swiss chalet" /></p> <p><strong>Swiss Chalet</strong></p> <p>Our Swiss Chalet, nestled in the cosy comfort of a glacial valley, is right in the heart of the Swiss Alps. At the foot of the 4159m high Jungfrau Mountain, the Chalet lets you appreciate the serenity of Switzerland with two feet firmly on the ground. And puts you within reach of the top of Europe by way of a cog railway ride up to the very top of the mountain. With an authentic bomb shelter bar under the Chalet, it doesn’t get more Swiss than this. <a href="/contikipedia/articles/swiss-chalet">More about the Swiss Chalet…</a></p> <h2>Hostels and Budget Hotels</h2> <p>In some cities Contiki also utilizes hostel or budget hotel accommodation such as:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.haus-international.de/"target="_blank">Haus International</a> (Munich, Germany)</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.wombats-hostels.com/vienna-hostel/index.php"target="_blank">Wombat Hostel</a> (Vienna, Austria)</li> </ul> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/europe/euro_stock/040.jpg" class="rightwise" title="paris campsite" alt="paris campsite" /></p> <h2>Contiki Villages and Campsites</h2> <p>European Campsites are generally very well equipped with shops, bars, restaurants on site. Most are usually within a short public transport ride from the centre of the cities and accommodations are in hard top cabins that are usually shared between 2 to 4 people.</p> <p>Facilities vary from campsite to campsite with most sites utilizing shared showers and bathroom facilities. Your own towel and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/sleeping-bag">sleeping bag</a> are a must on any Concept or Budget Tour.</p> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/contiki-village-barcelona-spain">Contiki Village &#8211; Barcelona</a> (Barcelona, Spain)</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sevenhillscamping.com"target="_blank">Seven Hills Camping</a> (Rome, Italy)</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.campingfusina.com"target="_blank">Camping Fusina</a> (Venice, Italy</li> </ul> <h2>Locations</h2> <p>Again, this is just a sample of some of the accommodation used and there is <strong>no guarantee</strong> that every tour will stay in the lodgings listed below. You should check your Contiki Travel Documents for confirmation of your accommodations.</p> <p>These accommodations are very commonly used on Concept/Budget tours though.</p> <h2>Amsterdam</h2> <p><strong>Hotel Nieuw Slotania</strong><br /> Slotermeerlaan 133<br /> 1063 Jn <br /> <a href="/contikipedia/articles/amsterdam">Amsterdam</a></p> <p>The Nieuw Slotania is about 20 &euro; in a taxi form the city center but is also very well serviced by public transport and buses and trams make reaching the city center very easy.</p> <p>Pick up and drop offs into the city are offered on your tour coach by your Contiki Road Crew.</p> <h2>Antibes/French Riviera</h2> <p><strong>Hotellerie de Plein Air &#8220;Le Mistral&#8221;</strong><br /> 1780 Route de la Mer<br /> 06410 <br /> Biot</p> <p>Le Misteral campsite is roughly 10-15 minutes walk from the beach at Biot and the Biot train station. Trains take roughly ten minutes to reach <a href="/contikipedia/articles/cannes">Cannes</a> and 40 minutes (sometimes less) to reach <a href="/contikipedia/articles/nice">Nice</a>.</p> <p>If you have 2 nights in the Rivieria, you free day is up to you to do as you wish &#8211; no drop offs or pick ups are offered. An included excursion to <a href="/contikipedia/articles/monaco">Monaco</a> is however offered on one of your evenings for all tours staying in the French Riviera.</p> <h2>Barcelona</h2> <p><strong>Camping &#8220;3 Star&#8221; Estrellas</strong><br /> Autovia Castelldefels<br /> Km 13200<br /> 08850 Gava<br /> <a href="/contikipedia/articles/barcelona">Barcelona</a></p> <p>The campsite is roughly 20 &amp;euro taxi ride from the city center but is better accessed by public bus which runs very close to the campsite.</p> <p>Pick up and drop offs into the city are offered on your tour coach by your Contiki Road Crew.</p> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/europe/euro_stock/chateau-01.jpg" class="rightwise" title="the chateau, beaujolais wine region, france" alt="the chateau, beaujolais wine region, france" /></p> <h2>Beaujolais Wine Region</h2> <p><strong>Chateau de Cruix</strong><br /> Le Bois D&#8217;oingt<br /> Theize, 69620, France</p> <p>Located literally amongst the vineyards on the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/beaujolais-wine-region">Beaujolais wine region</a> in the south of France, Contiki&#8217;s very own <a href="/contikipedia/articles/the-chateau">Chateau de Cruix</a> (simply known as &#8216;The Chateau&#8217;) is one of Contiki&#8217;s <a href="/contikipedia/articles/contiki-special-stopover">special stopovers</a>. The closest village is that of Theize while the closet big cities are Villefranche and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/lyon">Lyon</a>. Visiting the Chateau is a true and unique taste of the French countryside and this famous wine producing region.</p> <p>You literally stay in the middle of the vineyards of this beautiful region and are there is no need for drop offs and pick ups.</p> <h2>Berlin</h2> <p><strong>Wombat&#8217;s Hostel Berlin</strong><br /> Alte Schonhause str 2 D<br /> 10119, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/berlin">Berlin</a>, Germany</p> <p>Wombat&#8217;s hostel is a favourite on the Contiki circuit. Well-located and well-staffed, the hostel is a 10 minute walk to East Berlin&#8217;s hub, Alexanderplatz, and a 2 minute walk to Rosa-Luxemburg Platz U-Bahn station.</p> <p>A young, hip, funky hostel with a well-loved rooftop bar and lounge with 6 computers and wi-fi, Wombat&#8217;s is the perfect place to rest your head in Berlin. Located in the trendy former East Berlin suburb of Mitte, which is famous for its bars and young urban designer shopping, Wombat&#8217;s is situated amongst the action &#8211; and Berlin is one place that you definitely wouldn&#8217;t want to be far from it!</p> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/europe/euro_stock/eu_accom_012.jpg" class="rightwise" title="hotel frini, corfu" alt="hotel frini, corfu" /></p> <h2>Corfu</h2> <p><strong><font style="color:#FA0301;"><span class="caps">NEW</span>!</font> Corfu Village Hotel</strong><br /> Agios Ioannis Peristeron<br /> 49 084 Corfu, Greece</p> <p>Located right opposite the beach on the east coast of the island, the Corfu Village Hotel boasts a private beach area with umbrellas and sun-beds.</p> <p>Rooms have large balconies and sea views, and access to a great freshwater pool and outdoor area. Not to mention access to lots of watersports, as well as scuba diving (on request), beach volleyball and table tennis.</p> <p>Exclusive to Contiki travellers, it also contains all the other hotel &amp; room facilities you’d expect like a nightclub, bars, a terrace with music, and more!</p> <h2>Florence</h2> <p><strong>Camping Internazionale Firenze</strong><br /> Via San Cristofano N.2<br /> 50029 <br /> Bottai Impruneta, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/florence">Firenze</a></p> <p>Camping Internazionale is roughly a ten minute walk form the closest public bus stop where you can take public buses to and from the city center. A taxi from the city to the campsite is roughly 20 &euro;.</p> <p>Pick up and drop offs into the city are offered on your tour coach by your Contiki Road Crew.</p> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/europe/euro_stock/eu_accom_023.jpg" class="rightwise" title="gasthof sconeck, hopfgarten, austria" alt="gasthof sconeck, hopfgarten, austria" /></p> <h2>Hopfgarten (Austrian Tyrol)</h2> <p><strong>Gasthof Schoneck</strong><br /> 6361 <a href="/contikipedia/articles/hopfgarten">Hopfgarten</a><br /> Nord Tyrol</p> <p>The Gasthof Schoneck is one of Contiki&#8217;s <a href="/contikipedia/articles/contiki-special-stopover">special stopovers</a> and is on the edge of the town of Hofpgarten.</p> <p>There is no need for drop offs and pick ups with your tour coach.</p> <h2>Lauterbrunnen (Swiss Alps)</h2> <p><strong>Camping Jungfrau</strong><br /> Ch-3822, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/lauterbrunnen">Lauterbrunnen</a><br /> <a href="/contikipedia/articles/switzerland">Switzerland</a></p> <p>Camping Jungfrau has excellent facilities and is home to Contiki&#8217;s exclusive <a href="/contikipedia/articles/swiss-chalet">Swiss Chalet</a>. The campsite and Chalet are roughly 10 minutes walk from the heart of the village of Lauterbrunnen. The Swiss Chalet is another of Contiki&#8217;s <a href="/contikipedia/articles/contiki-special-stopover">special stopovers</a>.</p> <p>There is no need for drop offs and pick ups with your tour coach.</p> <h2>Munich</h2> <p><strong>Haus International</strong><br /> Elisabethstrasse 87<br /> 80797<br /> <a href="/contikipedia/articles/munich">Munich</a></p> <p>Haus International is well serviced by bus and tram routes that can take you to and from the city center while a taxi is roughly 10 to 15 &euro;.</p> <p>Pick up and drop offs into the city are offered on your tour coach by your Contiki Road Crew.</p> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/europe/euro_stock/001.jpg" class="rightwise" title="contiki village, paris" alt="contiki village, paris" /></p> <h2>Paris</h2> <p><strong><span class="caps">ETAP</span> Hotel Paris Porte de Montmartre</strong><br /> 45, Rue du Docteur Babinski<br /> <a href="/contikipedia/articles/paris">Paris</a> 75018</p> <p><span class="caps">ETAP</span> Paris Porte de Montmartre is our fantastically located hotel in downtown Paris.</p> <p>Getting to and from the tourist center of Paris is very easy. It takes just 7 minutes to walk to the closest Metro &#8211; Porte St Ouen Line 13. From there it’s a short ride into all the tourist attractions, shops and amenities.</p> <p>The cost of a taxi to the hotel will depend on where you are in the city, what the traffic is like, and what time of day it is. Parisian taxi drivers do not have the best reputation in Europe and it’s always best to check that they know where they are going before you get in.</p> <p>Pick up and drop offs into the city are offered on your tour coach by your Contiki Road Crew.</p> <h2>Prague</h2> <p><strong>Plus Prague Hostel</strong><br /> Privozni 1<br /> <a href="/contikipedia/articles/prague">Prague</a> 7, 17000<br /> Czech Republic</p> <p>Contiki stays at the award-winning Plus Prague Hostel for good reason. A modern facility with private bathrooms, indoor pool, bar and nightclub, theme parties, flat screen TVs and several internet terminals, it&#8217;s an absolute smash with Contiki travellers. There&#8217;s plenty of chances to mingle as well, as loads of international independent backpackers also choose to make it their home in Prague.</p> <p>Plus Prague also has convenient transportation into town, only a 20 minute tram ride and you&#8217;ll find yourself in Wenceslas Square.</p> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/europe/euro_stock/92.jpg" class="rightwise" title="contiki village, rome" alt="contiki village, rome" /></p> <h2>Rome</h2> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sevenhillscamping.com"target="_blank">Seven Hills Camping</a></strong><br /> Via Cassia 1216<br /> 00191, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/rome">Rome</a></p> <p>Seven Hills camping is a very well equipped campsite with a huge pool, shops, restaurants and bars. The closest train station is called &#8216;La Gustiniana&#8217; on the FM3 line and is roughly 20 to 30 minutes walk. The campsite however runs a shuttle bus to the station. The train ride is 20 minutes into the city center where you can change to the Rome Metro for even better access to the city.</p> <p>A taxi from the city center back to the Village is roughly 20 to 30 &euro; depending on the time of day, traffic and when you get picked up in the city.</p> <p>Pick up and drop offs into the city are offered on your tour coach by your Contiki Road Crew. If you Contiki Driver has a scheduled day of rest, alternative transport will be included.</p> <h2>Rhine Valley</h2> <p>A variety of small, traditional Germanic guest houses are used in towns between <a href="/contikipedia/articles/st-goar">St Goar</a> and Koblenz along the banks of the Rhine River.</p> <p>There is no need for drop offs and pick ups with your tour coach.</p> <h2>Venice</h2> <p><strong>Camping Fusina</strong> <br /> Via Moranzani 79<br /> 30030, Fusina</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/venice">Venice</a> is a small island with only one bridge connecting it to the main land. The best and easiest way to reach or return from the island that is Venice is to take a motor boat. The trip takes roughly 25-30 minutes and there is a dedicated motorboat stop at the campsite.</p> <p>The return motor boat to and from the Village is included as part of your tour.</p>