Cultural Experiences

Europe’s pretty big on history, but there are so many cool things happening in the here and now. That’s why our trips take you from the timeless to the trendy in the blink of an eye, showcasing the best of a destination’s historical charm and hipster hangouts.

Take a gondola ride along the canals

Venice, Italy

Ah, Venice.  The floating city is regarded by many as the most romantic in the world, and for a good reason. The best way to experience its twisting canals, hidden passages and impressive piazzas is the classic way - gliding along on a traditional gondola, maybe while your skilled gondolier sings you a classic Italian song.

Visit the hip Kreuzberg district

Berlin, Germany

An intoxicating blend of urban grit and hipster cafes, Kreuzberg is a colourful microcosm of Berlin. Whether you’re enjoying a delicious Turkish feast, checking out the numerous art galleries and museums or trying some of the best coffee in the city, this vibrant district is an unmissable part of Berlin’s cultural make-up.

Walk in the footsteps of gladiators

Rome, Italy

Bypassing the long lines and exploring the incomparable Colosseum Arena via the Special Access ‘Gladiators Gate’, you’ll slip into a secretive side entrance that gives you a genuine view of what it would have been like to enter this amphitheatre thousands of years ago. You’ll hear your local guide bring the crumbled ruins to life, conjuring images of the arena’s bloody history.

Get exclusive access to the A’dam lookout swing

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Get a peerless perspective of Amsterdam’s spectacular historic centre on the new A’dam lookout swing, an enthralling sky deck swing that suspends you over the UNESCO world heritage canals and quirky neo-gothic architecture. The best bit? With Contiki you’ll get exclusive early access, just for you, allowing you to appreciate the views without the crowds.

Cultural Experiences travellers in Acropolis, Greece


Athens, Greece
See the awe-inspiring ancient citadel of the Acropolis.

Cultural Experiences a traveller in Louvre, Paris


Paris, France
See the Mona Lisa & more at the world’s largest art museum, The Louvre.

Cultural Experiences travellers in Aveiro, Portugal


Aveiro, Portugal
Take a traditional boat ride through Portugal’s ‘mini-venice’.

Cultural Experiences Valley of the Kings in Egypt


Valley of the Kings, Egypt
Get face-to-face with the pharaohs at the ancient Valley of the Kings.

Cultural Experiences a traveller in Barcelona, Spain


Barcelona, Spain
Get a walking tour through Barcelona’s stunning gothic quarter.

Cultural Experiences Church with Skulls, Prague


Prague, Czech Republic
Check out the creepy church of skulls in Prague.