Food & culture
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Are you a Foodie?
Exploring new cultures through food is one of the highlights of traveling. There’s no place on Earth that delivers more diverse & delicious experiences than Europe.
Take a culinary journey from the homemade baklava in Greece to the steaming pans of paella in Spain, pork knuckles & steins of Germany, and endless platters of fresh seafood plucked straight from the Mediterranean. Even old classics like pizza take on a new look when they’re made the way the Italians intended.
Traveling the Contiki way is about authentic, local cuisine that you won’t find anywhere else.
Authentic Local Cuisine
Each region we visit has its own special delicacies & traditional dishes. Contiki tailors the food to your trip & takes you to some of the best authentic restaurants.
On our Superior In-Depth Regional trips all included dinners are at one of our favorite local restaurants, cafés, trattorias or tavernas. Contiki ensures you meet the local characters while indulging in specialties authentic to the region.
On our Budget tours you get a chance to go local – indulge your taste buds at the neighborhood bistro on the French Riviera or the Italian trattorias in Rome & Florence.
On our Budget & Camping trips, we do a lot of home cooking.
It's all about authenticity.
Europe’s hottest street art
From the vibrant color & raw passion that cover remnants of the Berlin Wall at the East Side Gallery, to the gritty cool of East London - street art in Europe is an explosive part of contemporary culture. In almost every city you’ll find the work of local & international artists alike, like the occasional piece from French artist Invader popping up on street corners from Paris to Prague.
A night out will never be the same
Europeans certainly know how to party, but there’s more to an unforgettable night out than music & lights. In Europe the fight to be the coolest place in town is fierce as more & more venues offer quirky additions to your standard night out.