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

5 days ago
Everything was better than expected, food, accommodation and tour. Our guide was so h...Read more
10th March 2017
The trip was amazing. It was my first contiki so I didn't know what to expect. But ou...Read more
9th March 2017
Had the best trip of my life. Susie was amazing but she knows his already ahaha xxRead more
8th March 2017
Thank you for an amazing trip! Super well organised and an amazing staff!Read more
17th December 2016
Eight country, thirteen day Balkan Kaleidoscope tour this October definitely exceeded...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

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
Greg Colgin(274 reviews)
Isobel Needham(258 reviews)
Kassie Jones(193 reviews)
Susie Ferkins(157 reviews)
Trys Eddy(125 reviews)
Nicole Cecil(123 reviews)
Courtney Dailey(119 reviews)
Megs Chandler(110 reviews)
Nihar Vasa(109 reviews)
Trent Plaine(108 reviews)
Az Gallagher(77 reviews)
James Jenkins(68 reviews)
Ebony Skye Anderson(66 reviews)
Lisa (64 reviews)
Rachel Calleja(61 reviews)
Sian Truasheim(59 reviews)
Grant Feddo(58 reviews)
Hailee Gypsy Atkins(56 reviews)
Matt Grieves(54 reviews)
Ellie Teasdale(48 reviews)
Tammy Coetzee(48 reviews)
Emma Chipperfield(47 reviews)
Anne-Elyse Gauthier(39 reviews)
Matt(37 reviews)
Emmy Nilsson(34 reviews)
Chloe Du Bois(32 reviews)
Lucy Powell(31 reviews)
Kyle Junkuhn(27 reviews)
Alanna Schulz(26 reviews)
Tarryn Liddell(24 reviews)
Brianna Dransfield(23 reviews)
Larissa Cowlrick(22 reviews)
Areti Fronis(20 reviews)
Danielle Shevlin(12 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 12 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 3047 reviews
4.0/5 from 15 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

 age group
18-35
No limit

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

582
travellers met through Contiki tours
28
travellers met through Penguin Travel tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

 average tour length
$121
 average tour length
$71

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%
80%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
2 days

Videos

n/a

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

253 reviews
13 days from $1902
100 reviews
18 days from $2088
106 reviews
14 days from $1660
85 reviews
10 days from $1237
61 reviews
12 days from $1214
53 reviews
8 days from $830
13 reviews
14 days from $922.65
2 reviews
8 days from $435.34
8 days from $372.58
8 days from $372.58
14 days from $1429.54

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 (94)
Rome (83)
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 7 May 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 22 May 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
Unlock your promo code to save up to $400 on your next adventure!
****** Unlock
!
booking tours made easy
Your cart is empty
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • N. America
  • L. America
Members pay
when booking this departure
X
Log In
Or