FAQs: Custom groups
Can the departure date or itinerary be changed for my group?
Yes, if there is a departure date of a trip that you like, we can see if we can make this a private departure just for your group. If that is not possible we may be able to run a second trip with just your group.
How long can Contiki hold a custom group space?
A custom group is valid for two weeks. A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve space and lock in your quoted price. Do you need more than 2 weeks to decide on a quote? No problem we will just requote the trip for you when you are ready and it will be valid for 2 weeks.
Are there age restrictions?
Contiki custom groups can take travellers from 13 years and up. Any travellers under the age of 18 does require a guardian* travelling with the group.
* Guardian is any person over the age of 18 years old at time of travel and take responsibility for those under the age of 18. Contiki's ratio of underage travellers is 1 guardian for 10 travellers under the age of 18.
Can we choose the number of meals that are included in the itinerary?
Of course. Just let us know how many breakfasts, lunches, or dinners you would like or if you would like to include all meals.Are the quotes based on single or twin-share accommodations?
Quotes are based on twin-share accommodations unless otherwise requested. Please let us know if you require single, triple, or multi-share accommodations.Is travel insurance mandatory?
Out of country Medical Travel insurance is strongly recommended for all Contiki trips. You can purchase travel insurance through a third-party insurance provider. Manulife in partnership with Contiki offers a comprehensive travel insurance plan. Details can be found by clicking here.
How long can Contiki block or hold a group space on a brochure scheduled departure?
With a contract, we can hold space for a group of 10+ from 60-90 days prior to the departure date (depending on the region). A $200 per person land deposit is required to confirm each reserved space. Contiki reserves the right to request release of spaces if required by availability.