Uniquely iconic. Infamously cool. Some say Europe is a rite of passage; we say it’s a life defining adventure.
Jump head first into new cultures & eclectic experiences you won’t find anywhere else - take a historical tour in Rome, or delve into the markets of Marrakech. Sail the Croatian Islands or hit the slopes in the Alps. Let’s make one thing clear; a holiday in Europe with Contiki will send you home with absolutely #NOREGRETS.
Our trips are as unique as you are. That’s why we’ve curated 8 different travel styles, guaranteeing your European adventure meets your mind-set.
By choosing Contiki you’re choosing to travel with the company who includes more. Swiss fondue sound like you? Or is a boat ride in Venice more your jam? Photo by the leaning tower on your hit list? Whatever the European moment you’re hunting, we’re bound to have it.
Let’s not beat around the bush: no one gives you more free time than us. You’re an explorer, so we give you heaps of free time to do just that. We like to call it ME Time, ’cos it’s all about you. When you travel with us, the only fixed thing is your destination; the rest is up to you. Explore, tick off those bucket list items or get lost in the backstreets; the choice is totally up to you.
If you’re looking to take your trip to the next level, we’ve got the hook-ups. Pick from one of our hand-selected ME Time optionals, and you’ll get the best of the best; we organise them all, get you there and get you the best deal out there through our well connected network of local friends.
We’re not here to toot our own horn, but we have heard the word “guru” thrown around about our team, maybe even the odd “oracle” or “downright legend”.
Okay fine, we admit it. We are pretty impressed with the family of Contiki folk we’ve sewn together. They work hard, know how to have a good time, and know the backstreets of Europe like the back of their hands. They live to travel and are extensively trained to deal with any pickle you get yourself in and any weird questions you throw their way. And that’s just the beginning.
Food. It makes a destination just as much as the jaw-dropping sights themselves. All of our Trips are an authentic and local pilgrimage through food. The Contiki Difference:
Not all travellers are the same and we know that, which is why we offer 8 tailor-made travel styles guaranteed to give you the ultimate European adventure.
We have more inclusions on our itineraries than anyone in the biz. We know it’s important to see the blockbusters when you hit Europe so they’re are all included, we will cover most of your entry fees too and we will save you time, like queue skipping at the Eiffel Tower, Colosseum and the Vatican thanks to our sweet connections around Europe.
The only thing fixed on your Contiki itinerary is the places you visit. Once you are there you can make the choice to chill out and explore on your own time or take part in our ME Time optionals which will give you an even more epic travel experience. Ask your Trip Manager for some tips on where to explore in the European destinations you’ll visit.
Our community of explorers on the road and at our sites are your European experts. Our crew get put through their paces on a 66 day training trip and know the A to Z of Europe, literally, so they’ll fast track you with the knowledge you need. Most importantly, they take the stress out of travel so our travellers can focus on making every moment count.
Eat well, travel often.
Indulging in delicious eats is one of the best things about travel. And unlike some others, for us, it’s about getting an authentic taste of regional flavours and local cuisines. From steaming paella, delicious tapas, plates piled high with pasta or plate-sized pizzas; we indulge the foodie within. Best of all, we leave lots of ME Time free for you to head out and uncover local tastes of Europe your own way.