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Compare Contiki to traveling on your own & you'll be surprised.

Independent travel can be intimidating, costly and stressful. Hidden costs & taxes, dodgy accommodations, over-inflated peak season prices, taxis & locally guided tours can all end up costing way more than you think. What's more, you have to sort it all yourself.

We’ve done the math & compared a typical day on a Contiki tour to a day doing the same on your own. You can’t get close to the same quality of accommodations, amazing food experiences & exclusive inclusions for the same price. What’s best, our awesome team is here to share their exclusive knowledge, make your trip hassle-free & show you a jaw-dropping, eye-popping good time. It’s all part of our exclusive Backstage Pass.


Europe

     
   

Rome, Italy

 

Athens, Greece

 

Traveling Greece & Italy with Contiki

Breakfast including
orange juice, fruit & coffee

€9.00

€8.00

Included

Your daily travel

€6.00
Day Metro pass (all zones)

€3.00
Day Metro pass (all zones)

Included

Transportation
to your next destination

€19.00
2nd class 25yrs or under based on the global pass valid in 22 countries for 1 month

€19.00
2nd class 25yrs or under based on the global pass valid in 22 countries for 1 month

Included

Guided historical
city tour

€51.00
Guided city walking tour through Rome & Rome bus tour

€36.00
Athens city sightseeing & locally guided tour of the Acropolis

Included

Three-course
local meal

€30.00
A pizza making lesson & meal at Scoglio di Frisio, Rome

€31.00
Greek delights at
The Hani, Plaka

Included

Accommodations
at a central city hotel

€60.00
Regent Hotel, Rome

€69.00
Hotel President, Athens

Included

Hidden Taxes

Eeek, who knows?!?

Eeek, who knows?!?

Included

Cost of traveling your own way

US$215/Day

US$204/Day

Superior Multi-Country
from US$125/Day


Superior In-Depth Regional
from US$111/Day

Compare other ways to travel with Contiki in a day
Budget from US$113/Day

* Prices & exchange rates validated at July 10th, 2012 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s included in a Contiki tour price. Contiki pricing based on 23-Day European Vista (Winter), 15-Day Spanish Spree (Winter), 25-Day European Trail (Winter). Food fund is included in the Budget tour comparison above.


USA & Canada

     
   

New York City,
USA

 

Las Vegas,
USA

 

Vancouver,
Canada

Breakfast

US$8.00
Arome Café (coffee & croissant breakfast sandwich)

US$23.00
MGM Grand Hotel & casino

C$5.00
Tim Hortons (small coffee & hot breakfast sandwich)

Day Travel Pass

US$10.00
Metro Card

$US12.00
One day Monorail Pass

C$9.00
Sky Train day pass

Sightseeing

US$106.00
Liberty Island cruise $34, visit 68th floor of Empire State $22 & Grayline city tour $50

US$62.00
Vegas city night tour

C$74.00
City sightseeing tour

Transportation
Per day price based on Dollar Rent a Car, 2-week trip returning car to same airport inc. insurance & tax, excl. fuel)

US$103.00

US$56.00

C$98.00

Dinner
(2 courses & a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)

US$45.00
Patsy’s Restaurant (house salad, cheese ravioli, soda & dessert)

US$33.00
Grand Lux Café Restaurant (dinner salad, chicken carbonara, soda & dessert)

C$46.00
Cactus Club Café (soup starter, salmon main, soda & dessert)

Accommodations
1 night (avg. price of budget hotel, twin-share room only)

US$278.00
Hotel Pennsylvania

US$165.00
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

C$185.00
Holiday Inn Downtown

Total cost
when traveling on your own (converted)

US$550/Day

US$351/Day

US$413/Day

Contiki’s USA & Canada from US$134/Day

* Prices & exchange rates validated at May 16th, 2012 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s included in a Contiki tour price. Contiki pricing based on 8-Day California Highlights.


Australia & New Zealand

     
   

Auckland,
New Zealand

 

Sydney,
Australia

 

Gold Coast,
Australia

Breakfast

NZ$21.00
Eggs Benedict at Mecca

A$17.20
Bacon, eggs, tomato, toast, coffee & juice at Tropicana Caffe

A$22.95
Fully cooked breakfast, coffee & juice at Pancakes in Paradise

Day Travel Pass

NZ$15.00
Discovery Day Pass (bus/train/ferry)

A$21.00
Mymulti Day Pass (bus/train/ferry)

A$10.00
Translink multi-zone day travel pass

Sightseeing

NZ$40.00
Explorer bus pass (not including entry to attractions)

A$69.00
AAT Kings Sydney afternoon city sights & Bondi tour

A$35.00
Super Duck Land & Water city sightseeing tour of canals

Transportation
Youth bus pass

NZ$45.80
Based on Flexipass bus pass (30 hr pass averaging 5 hrs/day on travel days)

A$19.45
Greyhound Pass Sydney – Cairns valid for 90 days, traveling 20 days

A$19.45
Greyhound Pass Sydney – Cairns valid for 90 days, traveling 20 days

Dinner
(2 courses & a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)

NZ$42.40
at Degree Gastrobar

A$24.00
Una’s Restaurant two-course meal

A$36.70
at Georges Paragon Seafood restaurant

Accommodations
1 night (avg. price of budget hotel)

NZ$110.00
Jucy Hotel

A$130.00
BASE Backpackers Sydney, double room

A$78.00
Sleeping Inn, twin-share with ensuite bathroom

Total cost
when traveling on your own (converted)

US$215/Day

US$289/Day

US$208/Day

Contiki’s Australia or New Zealand from US$67/Day

* Prices & exchange rates validated at January 4th, 2012 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s included in a Contiki tour price. Contiki pricing based on 7-Day Jaffas ‘n’ Jandals

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