Life is for living! Don't let your lack of finances, noncommittal friends, or fear of the unknown hold you back from accomplishing your dreams of world travel. It's not as hard as you think and way more rewarding than you could imagine. After all, travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.
Simply follow Contiki's 10 tips and you'll be packing your bags and collecting lifelong memories in no time.
Looking to travel around Europe but have limited funds? Contiki offers a plethora of Europe Budget Tours that are just as exciting and action-filled as our Superior Europe Tours with two small differences. Instead of all hotel stays, mix it up with hotels, hostels, cabins, and Contiki Special Properties – think 16th Century French Chateau! Also, instead of sharing a room with one travel companion, you'll enjoy multi-share arrangements with your newfound Contiki friends (shout out to freshman year in college!).
Want that authentic backpacking-through-Europe experience while saving some cash? Contiki's camping tours are the most adventurous and affordable way to go! Choose from awesome festival adventures such as Oktoberfest, an epic 48-day Big Chill through 24 countries, or a shorter 12-day Little Hopper through 5 countries, plus lots more. Travel in style with a Contiki Tour Manager and Driver while enjoying a true camping experience with newfound friends.
Are your noncommittal friends putting a damper on your travel dreams? Don't defriend them just yet. A Contiki trip is the perfect choice for solo travelers. Not only will we match you up with a same-sex roommate (so you won't have to pay extra for your own room), you'll come home with a bunch of new friends from all over the world who are totally down to travel!
Bottom line, we want you to get out and experience the world. That's why we have awesome deals to help your dollar go further. Check out our Top Offers or sign up for the Contiki newsletter to get hooked up with great deals.
Have limited funds for your travel aspirations? No worries, Contiki has some very affordable options to exotic locations such as Thailand, Turkey, and Italy to name a few. Check out our top four trips under $1,200:
9 days in Turkey
Based on 5/24/13 departure
London & Paris
8 days in England & France
Based on 10/18/13 departure
Thai Island Hopper
9 days in Thailand
Based on Thai Island Hopper East 2013 departures
6 days in Mexico
Based on 6/15/13 departure
Don't let the cost of airfare hold you back from traveling. If you're limited on funds but still have eyes for travel, why not opt for a trip that starts in your own backyard! You'll still get the satisfaction of traveling to new places while saving cash. After all, the great affair is to move.
Starts & ends in Los Angeles
14 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Yosemite...
Starts & ends in New York City
13 days in NYC, DC, Niagara Falls, Montreal, Boston...
Starts in Chicago, ends in LA
14 days in Chicago, Jackson Hole, Grand Canyon, Vegas...
Start New Orleans, end NYC
14 days in New Orleans, Panama City Beach, Miami, Savannah, DC...
You don't have to pay for your trip all on your own. It's easy for friends and family to contribute to your trip online using Contiki's Layaway Program. Simply register your tour with a small deposit and share the link. A twenty from your brother, a Benjamin from Grandma – it adds up fast!
Have vacation time accumulated and want to get away now? Save some serious cash by taking advantage of our last minute offers. Sometimes it pays to be spontaneous.
We've made jetsetting easy with a variety of tried-and-true savings tips for achieving your travel goals – from skipping that Triple Venti Non-Fat Light Whatchamacallit to selling your old clothes at your local consignment shop. Check out the tips the pros use to make their travel dreams affordable and a reality.