Compare Contiki vs. Penguin Travel

ContikiMember since 02/08/2010See Contiki Tours

Reviews

Overall average rating

Overall average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Most popular reviews

Most popular reviews

1 hour ago
Kassie is a wonderful helpful tour manager nothing was to much trouble. It was like s...Read more
1 hour ago
Could not have asked for more of an enthusiastic and knowledge tour guide to have gon...Read more
2 hours ago
An amazing experience! With diverse individual with great attitudes. Made the trip th...Read more
2 hours ago
The Berlin & Prague tour was awesome but what made it more enjoyable were the little ...Read more
4th November 2016
I have not long finished the Balkan Kaleidoscope tour with penguin tours. I had a gre...Read more
3rd November 2016
It's been less than a week since I returned from my tour of the Balkans with Penguin ...Read more
30th October 2016
Fantastic experience touring the Balkans. Our group of 15 were so much fun (20s - 70s...Read more
27th October 2016
Unfortunately I must agree with the below comments. Tour bus was in very bad conditio...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
Isobel Needham(258 reviews)
Greg Colgin(175 reviews)
Trys Eddy(125 reviews)
Nicole Cecil(122 reviews)
Courtney Dailey(119 reviews)
Megs Chandler(110 reviews)
Trent Plaine(108 reviews)
Susie Ferkins(95 reviews)
Kassie Jones(92 reviews)
Nihar Vasa(75 reviews)
Ebony Skye Anderson(66 reviews)
James Jenkins(64 reviews)
Rachel Calleja(61 reviews)
Sian Truasheim(59 reviews)
Grant Feddo(58 reviews)
Hailee Gypsy Atkins(54 reviews)
Lisa (52 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)
4.0 out of 5 stars

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Meals average rating

Meals average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Value for money average rating

Value for money average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

About the operator

Number of Tours

Number of Tours

through 61 different countries
through 8 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 2647 reviews
4.0/5 from 14 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

 age group
18-35
No limit

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

497
travellers met through Contiki tours
28
travellers met through Penguin Travel tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

 average tour length
$116
 average tour length
$32

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

 average tour length
13
days
 average tour length
10
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
96%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
1 day

Videos

n/a

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

252 reviews
13 days from $1941
61 reviews
24 days from $3272
100 reviews
18 days from $2131
80 reviews
20 days from $2278
105 reviews
14 days from $1694
85 reviews
10 days from $1263
12 reviews
14 days from $925.33
2 reviews
8 days from $437
8 days from $509.67

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

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 Penguin Travel.

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 17 January 2017 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm a Penguin Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 1 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 Penguin Travel:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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