Where you stay - Concept & Budget Tours

Last Updated: 14th Jun 2014

PLEASE NOTE: These are just a sample of some of the accommodation Contiki uses throughout Europe. There is no guarantee that every tour will stay in the lodgings listed below. Check your Contiki Travel Documents for confirmation of your accommodations.

Where you stay is one of the main differences between tour styles offered by Contiki in Europe.

A Concept or Budget Tour is all about mixing it up, so get ready to stay in everything from hotels and cabins to hostels and special stopovers!

What’s a Special Stopover?

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.

french chateau

French Chateau

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’s exclusive to Contiki travellers and the recent recipient of a makeover. Tres chic! More about the Chateau…

austrian gastof

Austrian Gasthof

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. More about Haus Schoneck…

swiss chalet

Swiss Chalet

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. More about the Swiss Chalet…

Hostels and Budget Hotels

In some cities Contiki also utilizes hostel or budget hotel accommodation such as:

paris campsite

Contiki Villages and Campsites

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.

Facilities vary from campsite to campsite with most sites utilizing shared showers and bathroom facilities. Your own towel and sleeping bag are a must on any Concept or Budget Tour.

Locations

Again, this is just a sample of some of the accommodation used and there is no guarantee that every tour will stay in the lodgings listed below. You should check your Contiki Travel Documents for confirmation of your accommodations.

These accommodations are very commonly used on Concept/Budget tours though.

Amsterdam

Hotel Nieuw Slotania
Slotermeerlaan 133
1063 Jn
Amsterdam

The Nieuw Slotania is about 20 € 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.

Pick up and drop offs into the city are offered on your tour coach by your Contiki Road Crew.

Antibes/French Riviera

Hotellerie de Plein Air “Le Mistral”
1780 Route de la Mer
06410
Biot

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 Cannes and 40 minutes (sometimes less) to reach Nice.

If you have 2 nights in the Rivieria, you free day is up to you to do as you wish – no drop offs or pick ups are offered. An included excursion to Monaco is however offered on one of your evenings for all tours staying in the French Riviera.

Barcelona

Camping “3 Star” Estrellas
Autovia Castelldefels
Km 13200
08850 Gava
Barcelona

The campsite is roughly 20 &euro taxi ride from the city center but is better accessed by public bus which runs very close to the campsite.

Pick up and drop offs into the city are offered on your tour coach by your Contiki Road Crew.

the chateau, beaujolais wine region, france

Beaujolais Wine Region

Chateau de Cruix
Le Bois D’oingt
Theize, 69620, France

Located literally amongst the vineyards on the Beaujolais wine region in the south of France, Contiki’s very own Chateau de Cruix (simply known as ‘The Chateau’) is one of Contiki’s special stopovers. The closest village is that of Theize while the closet big cities are Villefranche and Lyon. Visiting the Chateau is a true and unique taste of the French countryside and this famous wine producing region.

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.

Berlin

Wombat’s Hostel Berlin
Alte Schonhause str 2 D
10119, Berlin, Germany

Wombat’s hostel is a favourite on the Contiki circuit. Well-located and well-staffed, the hostel is a 10 minute walk to East Berlin’s hub, Alexanderplatz, and a 2 minute walk to Rosa-Luxemburg Platz U-Bahn station.

A young, hip, funky hostel with a well-loved rooftop bar and lounge with 6 computers and wi-fi, Wombat’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’s is situated amongst the action – and Berlin is one place that you definitely wouldn’t want to be far from it!

hotel frini, corfu

Corfu

NEW! Corfu Village Hotel
Agios Ioannis Peristeron
49 084 Corfu, Greece

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.

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.

Exclusive to Contiki travellers, it also contains all the other hotel & room facilities you’d expect like a nightclub, bars, a terrace with music, and more!

Florence

Camping Internazionale Firenze
Via San Cristofano N.2
50029
Bottai Impruneta, Firenze

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 €.

Pick up and drop offs into the city are offered on your tour coach by your Contiki Road Crew.

gasthof sconeck, hopfgarten, austria

Hopfgarten (Austrian Tyrol)

Gasthof Schoneck
6361 Hopfgarten
Nord Tyrol

The Gasthof Schoneck is one of Contiki’s special stopovers and is on the edge of the town of Hofpgarten.

There is no need for drop offs and pick ups with your tour coach.

Lauterbrunnen (Swiss Alps)

Camping Jungfrau
Ch-3822, Lauterbrunnen
Switzerland

Camping Jungfrau has excellent facilities and is home to Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet. The campsite and Chalet are roughly 10 minutes walk from the heart of the village of Lauterbrunnen. The Swiss Chalet is another of Contiki’s special stopovers.

There is no need for drop offs and pick ups with your tour coach.

Munich

Haus International
Elisabethstrasse 87
80797
Munich

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 €.

Pick up and drop offs into the city are offered on your tour coach by your Contiki Road Crew.

contiki village, paris

Paris

ETAP Hotel Paris Porte de Montmartre
45, Rue du Docteur Babinski
Paris 75018

ETAP Paris Porte de Montmartre is our fantastically located hotel in downtown Paris.

Getting to and from the tourist center of Paris is very easy. It takes just 7 minutes to walk to the closest Metro – Porte St Ouen Line 13. From there it’s a short ride into all the tourist attractions, shops and amenities.

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.

Pick up and drop offs into the city are offered on your tour coach by your Contiki Road Crew.

Prague

Plus Prague Hostel
Privozni 1
Prague 7, 17000
Czech Republic

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’s an absolute smash with Contiki travellers. There’s plenty of chances to mingle as well, as loads of international independent backpackers also choose to make it their home in Prague.

Plus Prague also has convenient transportation into town, only a 20 minute tram ride and you’ll find yourself in Wenceslas Square.

contiki village, rome

Rome

Seven Hills Camping
Via Cassia 1216
00191, Rome

Seven Hills camping is a very well equipped campsite with a huge pool, shops, restaurants and bars. The closest train station is called ‘La Gustiniana’ 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.

A taxi from the city center back to the Village is roughly 20 to 30 € depending on the time of day, traffic and when you get picked up in the city.

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.

Rhine Valley

A variety of small, traditional Germanic guest houses are used in towns between St Goar and Koblenz along the banks of the Rhine River.

There is no need for drop offs and pick ups with your tour coach.

Venice

Camping Fusina
Via Moranzani 79
30030, Fusina

Venice 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.

The return motor boat to and from the Village is included as part of your tour.