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The Northern Trek

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The one that stretches your budget camping from Athens to London over 26 unforgettable days

  • Duration

    26 days

  • Countries

    19 Countries

  • Meals

    25 Breakfasts, 17 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

Athens, Kavala, Gallipoli, Istanbul, Sofia, Struga, Tirana, Dubrovnik, Seline, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Munich, Swiss Alps, Heidelberg, Amsterdam, London, Thermopylae, Canakkale, Troy, Skopje, Budva, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Split, Bratislava, Mauthausen, Dachau, Liechtenstein, Rhine Valley, Edam, Belgium, Calais, Dover

Top Experiences

25 included & 16 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion

    Included

    Budapest

  • See Hradčany Castle and the Cathedral of St. Vitus

    Included

    Prague

  • Learn how beer steins are crafted

    Included

    Rhine Valley

  • Dubrovnik City walking tour - take a stroll through Dubrovnik’s history, literally! With our expert Local Guide on hand to show you the sights on this walking tour – learn about this World Heritage Listed city & it’s old walls – which make Dubrovnik so distinctive. Full of history & s

    EUR 7.50

    Dubrovnik

  • Eat Schnitzels & take thrill rides at one of the world's oldest theme parks, Prater in Vienna

    EUR 34.00

    Vienna

  • Old Vienna Schnaps Museum

    EUR 7.00

    Vienna

The Northern Trek

25 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Scenic coastal drive past Mt. Olympus
  • See the Spartan Memorial at Thermopylae
  • Pay tribute to heroes at Gallipoli & ANZAC Cove
  • Visit ANZAC Cove
  • Visit Lone Pine Cemetery & Chunuk Bair
  • Journey along the Sea of Marmara
  • Visit Troy's Wooden Horse with a local guide
  • See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • See Lake Ohrid, one of Europe's oldest lakes & a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Scenic drive along the Adriatic coast
  • Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion
  • Orientation of Bratislava Old Town
  • See Bratislava's medieval castle
  • See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House
  • Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road
  • Reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Mauthausen Concentration Camp
  • See Hradčany Castle and the Cathedral of St. Vitus
  • Visit the Old Town Square and see the Astronomical Clock
  • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz
  • Scenic drive through the Alps
  • Visit the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz
  • See Heidelberg's medieval castle
  • Visit the riverside town St. Goar
  • Learn how beer steins are crafted
  • Visit a cheese farm and clog makers house

16 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • 'Kervansaray' Turkish evening EUR 35.00
  • Istanbul Walking Tour EUR 10.00
  • Admire the UNESCO listed city of Dubrovnik from the water with an Adriatic cruise and meal EUR 39.00
  • Dubrovnik City walking tour - take a stroll through Dubrovnik’s history, literally! With our expert Local Guide on hand to show you the sights on this walking tour – learn about this World Heritage Listed city & it’s old walls – which make Dubrovnik so distinctive. Full of history & s EUR 7.50
  • A photo of you and all your new friends is the perfect souvenir from your trip EUR 11.00
  • Take in the beauty of Budapest as you cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast EUR 43.00
  • Eat Schnitzels & take thrill rides at one of the world's oldest theme parks, Prater in Vienna EUR 34.00
  • Old Vienna Schnaps Museum EUR 7.00
  • Pivo and Pubs EUR 26.00
  • Explore the cobbled streets of Prague on two wheels with a city bike tour EUR 23.50
  • Take a funny and fascinating tour through Munich on two wheels with Mike's Bikes EUR 22.50
  • Swiss Mountain EUR 54.00
  • Journey to the 'top of the world' as you take a cog train up Jungfrau Mountain in the Swiss Alps EUR 142.00
  • Jungfrau Mountain and Ropes Course EUR 178.00
  • Sea Palace Dinner EUR 35.00
  • Edam Bike Ride EUR 6.00

Where I'll Stay?

Learn more about the accommodation available on this trip

  • 25 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    21 nights in Twin Share Tent, 4 nights in Hotel

    For 21 nights of campfire fun, you'll be snoozing two-to-a-tent on comfy air mattresses. Another 4 nights will be spent in hotel upgrades.

About this trip

With 26-days up your sleeve, this is more than just a holiday. Roam the romantic Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Bulgaria, learn the art of a beer stein in Germany, & visit the iconic Prater fun park in Vienna. These 19 countries woven between Athens & London will leave you utterly love drunk. 

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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. 1 1 night

    Athens

  2. via via

    Thermopylae

  3. 1 1 night

    Kavala

  4. 1 1 night

    Gallipoli

  5. via via

    Canakkale

  6. via via

    Troy

  7. 2 2 nights

    Istanbul

  8. 1 1 night

    Sofia

  9. via via

    Skopje

  10. 1 1 night

    Struga

  11. 1 1 night

    Tirana

  12. via via

    Budva

  13. 3 3 nights

    Dubrovnik

  14. via via

    Bosnia & Herzegovina

  15. via via

    Split

  16. 1 1 night

    Seline

  17. 2 2 nights

    Budapest

  18. via via

    Bratislava

  19. 2 2 nights

    Vienna

  20. via via

    Mauthausen

  21. 2 2 nights

    Prague

  22. via via

    Dachau

  23. 2 2 nights

    Munich

  24. via via

    Liechtenstein

  25. 2 2 nights

    Swiss Alps

  26. 1 1 night

    Heidelberg

  27. via via

    Rhine Valley

  28. 2 2 nights

    Amsterdam

  29. via via

    Edam

  30. via via

    Belgium

  31. via via

    Calais

  32. via via

    Dover

  33. London

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DAY 1 - Arrive Athens

Athens

This evening meet up with your Trip Manager and Squad, and start to get to know each other and get excited for the next 26 days ahead!

Stay

Athens Camping (or similar)

DAY 2 - Athens to Kavala via Thermopylae

Athens

By now you should be well and truly acquainted with all things Athens and ready to embark on our next venture.

Thermopylae

Before arrival in our final destination in this fine country we'll see Greece’s highest peak, Mt Olympus, and the grounds of Thermopylae, where an ancient battle of 300 vs. thousands proved size really doesn't count.

Kavala

The coastal town of Kavala is our nest for the evening. Down your last Greek salad, cheers the country over a glass of ouzo and sleep well in preparation for our next few days in Turkey.

 

Stay

Alexandros Camping Hotel Kavala (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Scenic coastal drive past Mt. Olympus

  • See the Spartan Memorial at Thermopylae

DAY 3 - Kavala to Gallipoli

Kavala

Ah, the traveller's life. Today we leave Greece to embark on our first day of Turkish adventures.

Gallipoli

Though a few days of fun times and city frolics are ahead of us, we will start our Turkish explorations on a sobering note by visiting the battlegrounds of Gallipoli. 

Stay

Hotel Kum (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Pay tribute to heroes at Gallipoli & ANZAC Cove

  • Visit ANZAC Cove

  • Visit Lone Pine Cemetery & Chunuk Bair

DAY 4 - Gallipoli to Istanbul via Canakkale and Troy

Gallipoli

Canakkale

Continent crossed - squeal!! There aren't likely to be many times in your life that you'll be in a country that spans two continents.

Troy

This afternoon we discover that "Troy" means more than just a Hollywood blockbuster. Our Local Guide will unravel the historical layers of a ten year war & what is now a mythical excavation site.

Istanbul

Unlike anywhere else on earth Istanbul is set to capture your heart and imagination. Rest up tonight and the city is yours from sunrise. 

Stay

Kafkas Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Journey along the Sea of Marmara

  • Visit Troy's Wooden Horse with a local guide

DAY 5 - Istanbul

Istanbul

The Blue Mosque with its interior of 20,000 handmade tiles; lively spice markets; bazaars bursting at the sides with silver & jewels. Istanbul is one place we'll really have to drag you away from. You can opt in for a walking tour, where your local guide will show you the hotspots, and you're always free to get lost and uncover some secrets of your own. Just be sure to find your way back if you're keen for the traditional Turkish evening with dinner and a show.

Stay

Kafkas Hotel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Turkish Evening Dinner and Show

    EUR 35.00

  • Istanbul Walking Tour

    EUR 10.00

DAY 6 - Istanbul to Sofia

Istanbul

With Istanbul firmly imprinted in our hearts and minds, we can leave Turkey in search of Bulgaria's capital to see what all the fuss is about.

Sofia

Once a sleepy spot on the European map, Sofia is experiencing its own mini renaissance. The pretty streets, quirky galleries and hip locals are almost enough to distract you from the astounding Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

Stay

Montecito Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

DAY 7 - Sofia to Struga

Sofia

Sofia you were short and sweet, sometimes we gotta roll that way if we're going to see the rest! 

Skopje

Cut across Macedonia and stop off for lunch in Skopje, known for its thriving outdoor cafés. Try some Macedonian specialities like burek (delicious local pastry) with white cheese or a local pizza.

Struga

Next up it’s Struga, tucked in between mountains and one of Europe’s oldest lakes. Our campsite is located right beside the water, so you can take a dip whenever you feel like it. After dinner, position yourself at a lakeside terrace with a local beer and take in the peaceful surroundings.

Stay

Camping AS Struga (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Lake Ohrid, one of Europe's oldest lakes & a UNESCO World Heritage site

DAY 8 - Struga to Tirana

Struga

Today we say farewell Macedonia and head over the border and into Albania.

Tirana

Albania serves up mind-blowing scenery scattered with the remains of old war-bunkers – a sad reminder of its recent past. Your Trip Manager will give you this country’s story on the coach as we follow the coast to our overnight stop.

Stay

Camping Solitudo (or similar)

DAY 9 - Tirana to Dubrovnik via Kotor

Tirana

Obscure off the beaten track capitals one day, trusted favourite cities the next. Such is the beauty of a see it all trip!

Budva

We're making a stop in this coastal heaven before Dubrovnik. A 2,500 year old town famous for its beautiful beaches and its cobbled stone roads. A coffee maybe before we make our way to Dubrovnik?

Dubrovnik

...we make our way to Croatia. The spectacular seaside fortress town of Dubrovnik, also known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, is yours to explore for the evening - not forgetting it has an enviable party scene.

Stay

Camping Solitudov(or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Scenic drive along the Adriatic coast

DAY 10 - Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

The city of Dubrovnik is so much more than just a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Game of Thrones location - not that either of those claims to fame are even mildly mediocre. After you've been guided around the city with intricate detail you'll be armed with the knowledge to pick out a waterside rock bar where you can swim and indulge 'til your heart's content.

Stay

Camping Solitudov(or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Admire the UNESCO listed city of Dubrovnik from the water with an Adriatic cruise and meal

    EUR 39.00

  • Dubrovnik City Walking tour

    EUR 7.50

DAY 11 - Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Another day in this glorious city to set off and explore, perhaps go for a walk along the city walls, or relax and enjoy the glorious Croatian weather by soaking up the sun, or finding one of its famous buza bars.

Stay

Camping Solitudov(or similar)

DAY 12 - Dubrovnik to Seline via Split

Dubrovnik

Weaving up the Dalmatian Coast towards Split, we pass crystal clear waters scattered with green islands.

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Split

...we make our way to Split. Meet with Roman heritage when you wander through the domain of Diocletian’s Palace in the city centre, complete with 220 buildings and an imposing cathedral.

Seline

Stay

Camping Paklenica (or similar)

DAY 13 - Seline to Budapest

Seline

Cruise through the stunning Paklencia National Park as we make our way out of Croatia. Before we reach Budapest, we'll pass by Central Europe’s largest lake, Lake Balaton, often dubbed the ‘Hungarian Sea’.

Budapest

With two cities rolled into one, this exotic town has a bit of everything. Buda and Pest sit on different sides of the river, but together they make the stunning city Budapest

Stay

Camping Romai (or similar)

DAY 14 - Budapest

Budapest

Throw yourself into the sightseeing this morning with the church of St. Matthias, the Royal Palace and the Chain Bridge. That way you'll really earn an afternoon soaking in the city's famous outdoor thermal pools set amongst Art Nouveau architecture. Blissed out in Budapest - there's an insta caption for you. 

Stay

Camping Romai (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • A photo of you and all your new friends is the perfect souvenir from your trip

    EUR 11.00

  • Take in the beauty of Budapest as you cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast

    EUR 43.00

DAY 15 - Budapest to Vienna via Bratislava

Budapest

Under normal circumstances we'd all be devastated to be leaving Budapest. But with Austria on the horizon, it's smiles all round. Giddy up!

Bratislava

There's nothing like stopping for lunch in an entirely new country before moving onto another, this is Europe after all. We'll stretch our legs in the Slovakian capital with a stroll in the Old Town and come across its famous statues. They all have a story behind them, and you'll learn about them all. 

Vienna

Many can't shake the Austrian association of singing on sprawling mountains and conservative blue dresses, which makes the sophisticated city of Vienna a very pleasant surprise. A palace, a cathedral, an opera house and a ... SCHNAPS MUSEUM!! Will all welcome us into the arms of Austria. Tonight we will head to Prater, the famous amusement park in the city for a fun filled night!

Stay

Campingplatz Neue Donau (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Orientation of Bratislava Old Town

  • See Bratislava's medieval castle

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Eat Schnitzels & take thrill rides at one of the world's oldest theme parks, Prater in Vienna

    EUR 34.00

DAY 16 - Vienna

Vienna

A whole day lies ahead to uncover the ethereal Austrian capital. Our Trip Manager will uncover the historical heritage of Schönbrunn Palace, the State Opera House and the gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. And once you've seen all that, you'll have a bit of free time to check out art galleries and local coffee houses, maybe even try a slice of the famous Sacher Torte.

Stay

Campingplatz Neue Donau (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House

  • Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Old Vienna Schnaps Museum

    EUR 7.00

DAY 17 - Vienna to Prague

Vienna

Today we travel out of Austria to its northern neighbour, Czech Republic. But don't despair, we will be in the fine country of Germany in just a few days for you to keep practising your German!

Mauthausen

Before we arrive in Prague, we make a sobering stop at Mauthausen Concentration Camp memorial to remember Germany's turbulent past. 

Prague

Now positively inspired by our newest crush, the Czech Republic, we head north out to its capital city of Prague. Fast becoming a European hotspot, Prague will woo you with its cathedrals & pretty bridges.

Stay

Camping Sokol (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take a moment to reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Mauthausen Concentration Camp Austria

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Pivo and Pubs

    EUR 26.00

DAY 18 - Prague

Prague

With a full day to loiter, expect an entire photo album of Gothic architecture, old buildings and quirky street art before you Czech-out the traditional cuisine and cheap beer. 

Stay

Camping Sokol (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Hradčany Castle and the Cathedral of St. Vitus

  • Visit the Old Town Square and see the Astronomical Clock

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Explore the cobbled streets of Prague on two wheels with a city bike tour

    EUR 23.50

DAY 19 - Prague to Munich

Prague

We warned you about falling head over heels for Prague! Sorry kids, you can not live here forever. Unless....?

Dachau

After departing Prague and journeying into Germany, we'll stop in the medieval town of Dachau near the border, for a visit back into Europe's history. We'll spend some time here in Dachau with a sobering but eye-opening guided tour of Dachau concentration camp memorial. Once the original working 'camp', this memorial house the stories of a generation never to be forgotten.

Munich

Onwards, upwards & seeing the world with more grateful eyes than ever before, we'll settle back on the road and soon arrive in the culture-steeped town of Munich.  It may be known for its Oktoberfest activites, but this delightful Bavarian hub is a charmer all year round. Tonight we'll get into the heart of it all by seeing the famous Marienplatz and commemorating with our first proper beer stein.

Stay

Camping Thalkirchen (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

DAY 20 - Munich

Munich

Today is the day to dive deep into Munich's culture and urban life. Take an optional guided bike ride through the Englischer gardens, where if you are lucky you may just spot some of Munich's more intriguing locals. Then, spend the afternoon finding out more about what put Munich on the map; beer and BMWs.

Stay

Camping Thalkirchen (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take a funny and fascinating tour through Munich on two wheels with Mike's Bikes

    EUR 22.50

DAY 21 - Munich to Swiss Alps via Liechtenstein

Munich

Goodbye Munich, hello mountains.

Liechtenstein

We'll make a well earned pit stop in the capital of the tiny country of the Principality of Liechtenstein - famous for being landlocked by not one but two countries, now there's a fact we bet you never thought you would learn.

Swiss Alps

Arrive in this picture perfect setting ready for two nights of fresh mountain air and adventure. This place comes to life as the sun sets, so tonight we'll have a chance to check out the local nightlife and foodie scene.

Stay

Camping Jungfrau

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Scenic drive through the Alps

  • Visit the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Swiss Mountain

    EUR 54.00

DAY 22 - Swiss Alps

Swiss Alps

Wake up and drink in the incredible view - if you can find words or photos that do it justice, we applaud you! If you're feeling audacious, catch a cog rail to Europe’s highest railway station on Jungfrau Mountain, keeping your balance on what's known as the 'Top of Europe'.

Stay

Camping Jungfrau

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Journey to the 'top of the world' as you take a cog train up Jungfrau Mountain in the Swiss Alps

    EUR 142.00

  • Jungfrau Mountain and Ropes Course

    EUR 178.00

DAY 23 - Swiss Alps to Heidelberg

Swiss Alps

This is one morning drive that you will want to be awake for as we make our way from our valley filled with waterfalls and the sound of cowbells. Today we head back into Germany.

Heidelberg

This afternoon we stop off in Heidelberg, known for its medieval castle which sits above a vibing student city. As you wander the cobblestone streets you will discover the many little secrets hidden within. This is a city that is sure to surprise.

Stay

Camping Haide (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Heidelberg's medieval castle

DAY 24 - Heidelberg to Amsterdam via Rhine Valley

Heidelberg

The coach follows the Rhine River, weaving through valleys dotted with castles. 

Rhine Valley

Next stop - the pretty, old-world village of St. Goar, complete with fairy tale castle and even a free-hanging cuckoo clock! Learn about local know-how and get savvy on the craft of beer steins.

Amsterdam

Head into the buzzing capital of Amsterdam and check out the eye-opening Red Light District, where the creative and the wacky come together on narrow cobbled streets, 24/7.

Stay

Camping Vliegenbos (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit the riverside town St. Goar

  • Learn how beer steins are crafted

DAY 25 - Amsterdam including Edam

Amsterdam

Edam

You know the cheese, and now you're going to know the place that pioneered it. Why not opt in for a chance to cycle into the countryside squealing at windmills & going hysterical over tulip fields on our way to an actual cheese farm & clog maker's house. 

Amsterdam

It's our last full day on trip & our last night to party up a storm with the squad. Use the day to explore quirky museums & sample the endless array of cuisines this city has on offer. 

Stay

Camping Vliegenbos (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit a cheese farm and clog makers house

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Enjoy a reist tafel dinner at a popular floating restaurant smack in the middle of Amsterdam

    EUR 35.00

  • Edam Bike Ride

    EUR 6.00

DAY 26 - Depart Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Get your tissues ready, it's time to say goodbye to your new Contiki family. We'll escort you to Schiphol Airport by about 10am.

Belgium

For those not leaving us until London, we'll travel south through Belgium - cross another country off your list.

Calais

Dover

London

This afternoon we cross from France to England and then back to London-town, where you'll be left to start dreaming up your next big adventure.

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What documents do I need to travel?

Dependent on where you’re travelling and your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter into certain countries - please check this well in advance of your trip departure date. The majority of our Europe trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries - e.g. Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada - can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. For non-Schengen countries, you may be able to obtain a visa upon arrival, depending on your nationality. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged.
2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part or all of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience.
3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent or local consular services before you leave home.
4. Contiki will provide you with visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our European trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) to be stored in the hold & one small day bag to take on board. Your day bag should be a backpack, duffel bag or satchel only (no small luggage cases or suitcases with wheels on board the coach).

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in Europe. They know their way around better than google maps & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen European destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot


In all areas of the service industry in Europe, from restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis, it is common practice to tip if you feel that the service received has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around 2 Euros per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is completely up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

Yes! Our fleet of modern, sleek coaches are kitted out with WiFi in all places except Greece, as are most hotels & hostels across the continent, so you’ll always be able to effortlessly get online and update everyone back home about your incredible adventure.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From street tours that support local residents, refugees and the vulnerably housed, to dining experiences that support local farmers, our consciouc travel experiences let you see things from a different perspective. Find out more at https://www.contiki.com/uk/en/about/contiki-cares.

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