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ContikiMember since 02/08/2010See Contiki Tours

Reviews

Overall average rating

Overall average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Most popular reviews

Most popular reviews

2 hours ago
I am an avid traveller and have been to quite a few countries and trips. Contiki was ...Read more
2 hours ago
I only came on a short trip, and had no idea about what to do, what to see or where t...Read more
12 hours ago
My contiki was one of the best months of my life, Kassie was absolutely amazing in he...Read more
12 hours ago
Kassie was an amazing tour guide. She was my tour guide for my Spanish Spree tour wit...Read more
18 hours ago
I was lucky enough to join the 5 day MacBackpacker tour this June. And even luckier t...Read more
23 hours ago
This trip was life changing. Neil was an INCREDIBLE guide and gave really great insig...Read more
1 day ago
I never write reviews, but this tour changed my life, and you can quote me on that. I...Read more
1 day ago
I'd hugely recommend Macbackpackers! Richard (our guide) was hilarious, knowledgeable...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
Isobel Needham(258 reviews)
Greg Colgin(207 reviews)
Kassie Jones(183 reviews)
Trys Eddy(125 reviews)
Nicole Cecil(122 reviews)
Courtney Dailey(119 reviews)
Megs Chandler(110 reviews)
Trent Plaine(108 reviews)
Nihar Vasa(96 reviews)
Susie Ferkins(95 reviews)
Ebony Skye Anderson(66 reviews)
James Jenkins(65 reviews)
Rachel Calleja(61 reviews)
Sian Truasheim(59 reviews)
Grant Feddo(58 reviews)
Lisa (54 reviews)
Hailee Gypsy Atkins(54 reviews)
Tammy Coetzee(48 reviews)
Emma Chipperfield(47 reviews)
Ellie Teasdale(47 reviews)
Matt Grieves(41 reviews)
Matt(37 reviews)
Emmy Nilsson(34 reviews)
Anne-Elyse Gauthier(33 reviews)
Chloe Du Bois(32 reviews)
Lucy Powell(31 reviews)
Kyle Junkuhn(27 reviews)
Alanna Schulz(26 reviews)
Az Gallagher(24 reviews)
Tarryn Liddell(24 reviews)
Brianna Dransfield(23 reviews)
Larissa Cowlrick(21 reviews)
Areti Fronis(20 reviews)
Danielle Shevlin(11 reviews)
Courtney Hutchison(10 reviews)
Aaron rogers(7 reviews)
Judith Lee(5 reviews)
Stephen Galloni(4 reviews)
Patrick Davis(4 reviews)
Joe Patrick(3 reviews)
jhonatan fernandez(2 reviews)
Jason Magerkorth(2 reviews)
Maïté Morelli(2 reviews)
Mark Heap(1 review)
5.0 out of 5 stars
Richard Galloway(170 reviews)
Neil mclennan(43 reviews)
Mark Doggett(21 reviews)
Tim Blott(14 reviews)

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Meals average rating

Meals average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Value for money average rating

Value for money average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars

About the operator

Number of Tours

Number of Tours

through 61 different countries
through 1 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Cultural
Festival & Events
Nature & Adventure
Marine
Activities
Independent
Cultural
Nature & Adventure
Festival & Events

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 2792 reviews
4.5/5 from 585 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

 age group
18-35
No limit

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

508
travellers met through Contiki tours
163
travellers met through MacBackpackers tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

 average tour length
$111
 average tour length
$65

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

 average tour length
13
days
 average tour length
5
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
60%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
1 day

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Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

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100 reviews
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86 reviews
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105 reviews
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85 reviews
10 days from $1289
199 reviews
5 days from $280.94
237 reviews
3 days from $170.78
62 reviews
3 days from $177.32
8 reviews
5 days from $435.38
5 reviews
7 days from $451.98
20 reviews
7 days from $415.26

Destinations

Europe

Europe

Asia

Australia/Oceania

Australia/Oceania

Africa

Africa

North America

North America

Latin America

Latin America

Most visited destinations

Most visited destinations

London (95)
Rome (82)
Venice (72)
Paris (71)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Independent

Independent

Activities

Activities

Most Common Types

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

The average age for Contiki tours is between 18 and 35. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.
No group age specified

Hold my seat

Hold my seat

TourRadar can request Contiki to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.
Holds are not possible for MacBackpackers.

Deposit

Deposit

TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm a Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 24 January 2017 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm a MacBackpackers booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 8 February 2017 the full payment is necessary.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

The following cards are accepted for Contiki:Visa- Master Card- American Express
The following cards are accepted for MacBackpackers:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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