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Go everywhere, all at once, without spending your life savings! This is where it all began for Contiki, a bunch of friends, travelling to amazing places and having a great time while getting there. This trip heads south to Spain, East to Turkey and Bulgaria, winds along the Dalmatian Coast, up to Prague and Amsterdam. No stone is left unturned! Camping is all about getting in and helping out which is what makes it so much fun.
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England, France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, The Vatican, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Belgium England, France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, The Vatican, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Belgium , and 5 more
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London
1 day
Dover
Calais
Paris
2 days
Versailles
Paris
1 day
Beaujolais
1 day
Barcelona
2 days
Arles
French Riviera
2 days
Monaco
Verona
Venice
2 days
Pisa
Florence
2 days
Rome
2 days
Vatican City
Capri
Sorrento
1 day
Pompeii
Bari
Overnight Adriatic Ferry
1 day
Corfu
3 days
Corinth Canal
Athens
2 days
Thermopylae
Kavala
1 day
Gallipoli
1 day
Canakkale
Troy
Istanbul
2 days
Sofia
1 day
Skopje
Struga
1 day
Tirana
1 day
Budva
Dubrovnik
3 days
Split
Seline
1 day
Budapest
2 days
Bratislava
Vienna
2 days
Český Krumlov
Prague
2 days
Dachau
Munich
2 days
Liechtenstein
Lucerne
Swiss Alps
2 days
Heidelberg
1 day
Rhine Valley
Amsterdam
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Edam
Belgium
Calais
Dover
London
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Anonymous
It was a great trip and a good price.
Traveled Sep 2018

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Zoe- Asha Williams
An incredible trip to remember for a life time. Camping with Contiki was really well planned out, and once you got used to the set up, it soon became a normal way to travel.
Traveled Sep 2018

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Sophie Tarrant-Foder
Trip was incredible and worth every penny
Traveled Sep 2018

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Anonymous
Okay so this is a camping trip. It’s not glamorous. However, the blow up air mattresses were poor, short enough that most of our feet hung off the end and the tents were tiny. The campgrounds were fairly average however the Eastern European countries had incredibly poor campgrounds, some bordering on unsafe. Specifically, the campground in Macedonia which is at a world heritage site. They tell you to not touch the dogs because they are diseased, the showers are disgusting (dirty, toilets have ****** pads), men walking around at all times of the night and hanging around the toilets. Another stipulation they make is that you have to have your tents and air mattresses packed down before you have breakfast. The ‘Add on’ dinners were very poor for the amount of money you pay. If you’re going to buy them I would suggest the Parisian dinner and the dinner in Florence. Another thing to be aware of is that the a lot of the nightlife places they suggest you go to are ****, your tour manager will hype them up because they are contiki affiliated and they will gets free drinks. I suggest you do your research on the best clubs and take a few friends there. Another thing is the food, you pay $800 but you definitely don’t get $800 worth of food. Breakfast are normally pretty basic and so are dinners. If you have a special diet (gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, lactose-free) your meals will be very average. On my trip a lot of the people on a special diet bought there own food because they were so hungry.
Traveled Aug 2018

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Lorena Martinez
Good price for so many things, and food..
Traveled Aug 2018

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Heather Burrell
Amazing trip and great value for everything that's included! I would do it again!
Traveled Aug 2018

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Jessica Thomas
The Original Contiki was amazing. It's super busy and there's always something to do. I loved travelling with a large group of people as I was never alone and made heaps of friends- always felt safe. Didn't do 5/5 stars as I personally wasn't a huge fan of tenting (although it wasn't as bad as I had expected) and some days on the bus were soooo long and boring. My TM was excellent and had such amazing knowledge of every place we went to. Would definitely recommend this trip for first time travellers to Europe.
Booked from Auckland, NZ
Traveled Jul 2018

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Anonymous
They are the most incredible company and provide the best experience for every traveller
Traveled Jul 2018

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Matthew Brian Burns
Awesome experience and a lot of fun
Traveled Jul 2018

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Anonymous
The locations themselves wee amazing, however an extra day in some spots would have made this trip excellent as there were many times where 1.5hrs in Dachau Concentration Camp and other significant stops was just not enough, especially when the brochure clearly states leave a minimum of 3 hours.
Traveled Jun 2018

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Andrea Mccann
Fun, fast paced, but equipment (tents etc) were pretty sub par at best.
Traveled Jun 2018

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Josephine Burns
Contiki was the most amazing experience of my life. From day one I felt so welcomed by all of our travellers and our road crew, and as time went on we only got closer. It was such a different experience to traveling by myself - knowing I had a supportive group of people around me, that everything was organised and ready to go and all I had to do was sit back and enjoy the ride? Amazing! And boy did things run smoothly. We always arrived on time, had the most amazing meals cooked for us by Nate - that was the biggest surprise for me, the incredible food he could cook in such short amounts of time and with such basic equipment, I was not expecting the food to be SO good! Our TM Keifer (aka Keiferpedia), was so knowledgeable about everything around Europe and so gueninely passionate about his job, plus he always had great suggestions when we didn’t know what to do. Our coach driver, João, was always cheerful and smiling and managed to get us in and out of so many sticky situations, god knows how. 110% this wouldn’t have been half as amazing as it was without the insane hard work and attitude from these three! The trip itself was incredible, covered so many places and gave us just enough time to pick our favourite hotspots before we were whisked off to the next place. All of the optionals were superb, even the few I didn’t expect to enjoy, and the fact that I can go home and say I traveled 24 countries with 35 amazing people is something not many people can say. I can honestly come away from the last 46 days saying I have #noregrets!
Booked from Melbourne
Traveled Oct 2017

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Felicity Searle
Same thing I wrote in customer experiences so glad I booked this trip!!
Traveled Oct 2017

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Stephen Gibbons
Excellent value for money! Definitely the way to explore Europe! The tour manager makes everything so simple; from advice on getting around the different cities to things to do. The original is absolutely amazing because its so full on it fits everything in and no two days are the same
Traveled Oct 2017

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Kaneesha Mccartney
The best choice I made was choosing the original
Traveled Oct 2017

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Anonymous
I did the camping contiki trip and it was fantastic value for money! There was some absolutely beautiful campsites we stayed at and sitting under the starts eating Evie's ( our chef) cooking was 1000 times better than any meal at a restaurant.
Traveled Oct 2017

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Anonymous
This was the single greatest experience of my life. I met of the greatest people from all over the world that I can now call family. We got to see more in 47 days than most people do in their entire lives.
Traveled Aug 2017

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Anonymous
A country sampler trip - See glimpses of lots of countries! Highly recommended. 46 Day trip and everything was sorted! lovely staff and amazing experience. Tenting was the best - beautiful weather, only rained 3 times and that made it all the more fun! Everyone bonded so fast and after the full trip we were a family - hard to say goodbye.
Traveled Aug 2017

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Anonymous
Great trip, get to experience a lot of Europe!
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Dee
The best trip ever! Would definitely recommend this trip to everyone. What a great way to make friends and see lots of Europe too!
Booked from Orange NSW
Traveled Aug 2017

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