Show Filters
Back

Travel agent? Log in here

Thank you for registering, please check your email to activate your account.

Please let us know your email address so we can respond to you
Manage my booking

By clicking 'Find my booking' I agree to the privacy policy

Find my booking

CALL US 1-866-266-8454

Closed right now

Monday to Friday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
New Zealand

...or speak with your favorite travel agent

STARTING POINTS AND KICK-START MEETINGS

WHERE DOES MY CONTIKI START?

Information on your trip start and end points can all be found at My Contiki, or in the documents sent to you 21 days prior to departure. If you are unsure or want clarification on this, please give your travel agent or our reservations team a call, or chat to us on Facebook.

WHAT IS A KICK-START MEETING?

Every trip has a kick-start meeting, hosted by the Trip Manager, which happens either the night before the trip is due to start (if starting early the next day), or in the evening of the first day of the trip (if the trip starts later in the day). The kick-start meeting is where you will meet your whole group for the first time, as well as your Trip Manager. In this meeting, your Trip Manager will give you an overview of how things work on Contiki, a health and safety briefing, as well as take all necessary information/documentation they may need from you.

I’M ARRIVING LATE, DOES IT MATTER IF I MISS THE KICK-START?

It’s not essential to be at the kick-start meeting, and we get that sometimes your flight might be arriving late, or you want to spend the day exploring a new city. If you are not able to make it, just let the Contiki reservations team know in advance and make sure you know all the necessary departure details for the following morning. Your Trip Manager will post these in the hotel/hostel lobby, so just look out for them (and take a picture if you’re the type to forget).

WHAT’S THE CONTIKI BASEMENT?

The Contiki Basement is our super cool, home from home London launchpad, located in the basement of the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London. This is also the London base for Contiki trips in Europe, and the meeting point for Contiki trips starting in London. Find out more about the basement.

WILL I HAVE TO SHARE A ROOM ON MY TRIP?

Shared accommodation is the norm on Contiki, and is all part of the experience. How many people you’ll be sharing with depends on the region, travel style and type of accommodation, but twin or quad same-sex sharing is the norm. Festival accommodation is the only instance where up to 8 people could be sharing, and this may be mixed gender. On most trips there is also the option to upgrade to a private room for an additional cost, if you’re after a little more privacy.

STILL HAVE A QUESTION?

CONTACT US

facebook-icon  Ask us on Facebook      Tweet us @contikinz

 

 

Contact Newsletter Brochure Share Download Brochure