Contiki

SunnyGill“Fi is the best tour manager I have ever had! She is kind, attentive and inclusive. She always did her best to ensure we were all having a good time and everything ran smoothly. This was one of the best trips I have ever gone on and Fi played a big role in ...“

Contiki

Contiki

4.7/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in St Peter Port, Guernsey
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TOURS
557
AGE RANGE
18-35
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
0-1h
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Awards & Recognitions

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  • #1 tour company for young travellers
  • 18-35s only
  • Over 350 trips in 75+ countries across 6 continents
  • Small group adventures available

Contiki has been running tours for over 50 years, all exclusively for travellers aged 18-35 years old. Their mission is to bring young travellers together to see the world, focusing on unforgettable experiences and lifelong memories. Contiki believes in real travel e...

Contiki has been running tours for over 50 years, all exclusively for travellers aged 18-35 years old. Their mission is to bring young travellers together to see the world, focusing on unforgettable experiences and lifelong memories. Contiki believes in real travel experiences, and they care about making sure these experiences contribute positively to the people and places they visit. Every Contiki trip makes travel easier and more social by organizing accommodation, food, experiences and transport, so you can relax and focus on exploring the world with young travellers just like you.

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5,154 Contiki Reviews

Excellent
86%
Good
13%
Average
1%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
0%
Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
5 / 5
Meals
4.5 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
5 / 5
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  • PZ
    Thai Island Hopper West
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 13, 2020
    Was a fantastic trip all up! Got to see some beautiful islands with a fun group of people. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday that will create lifelong m…
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    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Peter, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki trip. We are glad to know you had a relaxing and memorable trip. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
  • RH
    European Encounter (End London, 2020, Winter, 17 Days)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 12, 2020
    I cannot think of a better way to visit so many places all at once. Our tour guide knew how to get us into the best places, some of them free of charge like in …
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  • JI
    European Magic (End London, Winter2020, 10 Days)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 6, 2020
    Incredible tour! Well organized, professional, everything I could’ve dreamed of and more!
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey June, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki trip. We are so pleased to know you had an incredible trip. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
  • D
    Greek Island Hopping
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 4, 2020
    Dimos is an absolute legend of a tour guide. One of the best contiki trips I’ve been on. He is so knowledgeable, friendly and has a great vibe.
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Demi, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki trip. Happy to see that Dimos made such an impact on your trip, and that this was one of your best Contiki trips. We look forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
  •  reviewer 5
    Quest To Rome (17 Days)
    2.0 - Rather poor
    Written on March 4, 2020
    The tour guides were nice. I felt we had such little time at places. The group became very divided on the trip and felt very uncomfortable. It felt like high sc…
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    Contiki commented on this review
    Our Team appreciates hearing your thoughts on your recent trip with Contiki as this really helps us to get an insight into where we're going right and where potential improvements might be made. As such, while it's great to read that you enjoyed travelling in the company of your Trip Manager, we regret to read that some of the meals and Free Time Add-Ons may not have lived up to what you had been hoping for. We always aim to provide our travellers with experiences that will give them a taste of what the locals eat and enjoy, and so please be assured that your comments have been shared with our Operations Department for their consideration going forward, and, moreover, to ensure that we're continuing to offer our travelllers the Contiki experience they expect. Having said this, we hope you'll give us the chance to host you again some time so that we can restore your initial impression of our company.
  •  reviewer 6
    Greek Island Hopping
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 18, 2020
    Greece was an amazing experience and I have to hand it to Dimos for making sure everyone was accommodated and having the best time possible. Can't ask for a bet…
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    Contiki commented on this review
    Hi Hakop, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your Contiki trip. That is awesome news that Dimos had such an amazing impact on your trip. And you are right if anyone else has the pleasure of being shown around by Dimos they are lucky. We would love to see you possibly travel on a Contiki again soon.
  • S
    Pure Sri Lanka
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 12, 2020
    Fi is the best tour manager I have ever had! She is kind, attentive and inclusive. She always did her best to ensure we were all having a good time and everythi…
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    Contiki commented on this review
    Hi Sunny, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki experience. I am so glad that Fi made your trip so memorable and made it one of your best trips ever! Looking forward to seeing you on another Contiki soon.
  • R
    Pure Sri Lanka
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 10, 2020
    Fiona was a wonderful trip manager. She’s quick to solve problems while maintaining a positive attitude. Fiona is approachable and easy to get along with, and s…
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    Contiki commented on this review
    Hi Rebecca, Thanks for taking the time to review your Contiki. I am so happy to hear that Fiona was able to solve your problems and went that extra mile. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
  • J
    Pure Sri Lanka
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 10, 2020
    Fi made the trip 10x better. Loved her energy, enthusiasm and would go on another trip led by Fi in a heartbeat.
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hi Jake, Thanks for taking the time to review your Contiki. I am so happy to hear that Fi mad the trip 10X better with her energy and enthusiasm! Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
  • S
    Pure Sri Lanka
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 10, 2020
    Fi had the most amazing attitude the entire time. She was able to keep a group of 20 so organized. The tour was jam packed and we did so much. I 100% would reco…
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    Contiki commented on this review
    Hi Sarah, Thanks for taking the time to review your Contiki. I am so happy to hear that Fi did a great job keeping things moving with your jam-packed schedule! Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.

About Contiki

Contiki has been running tours for over 50 years, all exclusively for travellers aged 18-35 years old. Their mission is to bring young travellers together to see the world, focusing on unforgettable experiences and lifelong memories. Contiki believes in real travel experiences, and they care about making sure these experiences contribute positively to the people and places they visit. Every Contiki trip makes travel easier and more social by organizing accommodation, food, experiences and transport, so you can relax and focus on exploring the world with young travellers just like you.

Contiki videos

  • 48 Hours on Contiki TM Vlog: Outback Adventure
  • 48 Hours on Contiki TM Vlog: Holi Festival, India
  • 48 Hours on Contiki TM Vlog: Iceland
  • 48 Hours on Contiki TM Vlog: Thai Island Hopper West
  • Contiki USA: Better Together Best With Us
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  • Japan Unrivalled in 30secs
  • Eternal India in 30secs
  • Southern Spice: Let Southern India Surprise You
  • Hawaii Unplugged
  • European Escapade
  • Sailing & Cruise
  • In-Depth Explorer
  • European Whirl
  • Iconic Essentials
  • Discoverer
  • Iconic Essentials
  • European Adventurer
  • Croatia Island Escape
  • Croatian Island Hopper South
  • Croatian Island Hopper North
  • European Quest
  • Italian Espresso
  • Road to Athens
  • Greek Island Hopping
  • Europe Summer Hero
  • Great Britain and Ireland
  • Mediterranean Quest
  • Ireland
  • Spain Morocco and Portugal
  • Spanish Spree
  • Ibiza & Beyond
  • European Magic
  • European Discovery
  • Eastern Quest
  • European Horizon
  • European Experience
  • Simply Italy
  • European Highlights
  • Western Rocker
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Travel Isn't About Where You Go...
  • Contiki Experiences
  • Contiki Munch
  • Europe Summer Team
  • Contiki Accomodation
  • European Adventurer
  • Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape
  • European Whirl
  • European Impressions
  • Road to Athens
  • European Discovery
  • European Magic
  • European Explorer plus Mykonos
  • European Encounter
  • Simply Italy
  • Italian Espresso
  • Adriatic Spirit
  • Adriatic Unearthed
  • Great Britain & Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • England & Scotland
  • European Explorer inc GIC
  • European Inspirations
  • European Vistas
  • Adriatic Horizons
  • European Contrasts
  • Ultimate European plus Greek Island Hopping
  • Eastern Trail
  • European Quest
  • Croatia Island Escape
  • European Horizon
  • European Highlights
  • European Escapades
  • Mediterranean Quest
  • Greek Island hopping
  • European Panorama
  • Trail to Rome
  • European Trail
  • Eastern Rocker
  • Trail to London
  • Western Rocker
  • Ultimate European
  • London to Athens
  • European Experience
  • Croatia Island Escape
  • London to Rome
  • Western Quest
  • Quest to Rome
  • Quest to London
  • Eastern Quest
  • Spanish Spree
  • Spain Portugal and Morocco
  • Ibiza & Beyond
  • Travel Style : Camping
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Sailing & Cruise
  • Europe Summer Hero
  • Contiki USA: Better Together Best With Us
  • TourRadar presents The Sorrento Peninsula
  • TourRadar presents Ella to Kandy by Train
  • TourRadar presents Chiang Mai
  • TourRadar presents Island Hopping in Thailand
48 Hours on Contiki TM Vlog: Outback Adventure

Why Contiki

The included "must see" sights

There will be Included highlights in each tour - no matter where your tour goes. This might be walking tours, visiting famous monuments or special nights out - and the best part, it’s already included.

You choose your time

All Contiki tours offer free time every day. This means you’ll have time to do the things you want to do - and if you’re not sure what what that is, you can check with your guide or do the optional activities.

Kick back and enjoy

Problems understanding different currencies? Not sure how to get somewhere? Worried about lugging your luggage from the station to the hotel? Luckily Contiki looks after all of this! They sort out the details to make sure you get to enjoy your holiday!

Contiki guides and crew

The Contiki crew are some of the best trained guides and tour crew in the industry. As well as organising the tour, they’ll be young, friendly, and have done their homework so you can make the most of your trip.

Specialists in the 18-35 age range

Travelling with Contiki means you will make life long friends with people of a similar age, from all over the world, by sharing amazing experiences together.

50+ years of experience

Contiki runs tours to over 40 countries across 5 continents. They’ve been doing it for more than 50 years, and have helped 1000s of travellers see the world.

Contiki Benefits

“Only with Contiki” experience and benefits

By travelling with Contiki, you will get benefits and inclusions not available anywhere else - these include accommodations such as a French Chateau or Swiss Chalet, riding in a limo through Las Vegas, or a private 2 day boat cruise along the Mekong river.

Your interactive guide book

Contiki Tour Managers go through some of the most rigorous training of any tour company in the industry - they will help turn your holiday into endlessly epic travel stories!

Travel your way

With different travel and accommodation styles, there's a tour to suit all budgets and interests- find the one that best suits you!

Value for money

These tours include all the big costs - transportation, accommodation, and many of your meals - some meals aren’t included so you can explore the local area!

Local knowledge from local guides

Our Tour Managers organize the tour and have expert knowledge on destinations - we understand that sometimes a local will know best, and that's why we often use local guides too!

For couples, groups and solo travellers

You’ll meet lots of people on your tour, and sometimes you'll share a room with another traveller of the same gender from your group. Want your own room? For a small supplement charge, that can be arranged!

Contiki Guides

  • Guide Rhi Zaa
    "• 2 years experience with Contiki starting in March 2018 • Trained in 7 countries; Thailand, Laos,…"
  • Guide Tarryn Liddell
    "With so many places in the world to explore it was always hard to stay in one place. Travelling is the…"
  • Guide Matt Grieves
    "Went on a Contiki European Whirl in 2013...had such a blast I joined the company. Best decision of my…"

Exclusive benefits with

What makes us unique

The Contiki Story and History

In 1962, a kiwi by the name of John Anderson set off from London in a minibus across Europe to lead the first ever Contiki tour. Initially this was a way to stretch the 25 pounds he had in his pocket - and see Europe at the same time. Being a New Zealander, the company name is derived from the native New Zealand Maori good luck charm, “Tiki”, and the “Con” from continent - for continental Europe. As the story goes, when John was trying to get back home to New Zealand he tried selling his minibus - only to find out that no one wanted to buy it. The next year, he decided to travel Europe again… and Contiki Holidays was born. To date, over 2 million young people have travelled with Contiki to more than 40 countries on 5 continents. Contiki has become a household name, synonymous with travel, adventure and exploring. Many travellers will go on a Contiki, the same way their parents did - with many of the same parents meeting on a Contiki while travelling! These days, Contiki has come a long way since that first trip around Europe in the minibus with just John Anderson. They run tours right across the world, and the company now has over 700 staff worldwide, a fleet of coaches, multiple resorts and villas, an Austrian Gasthof (guest inn), and even a 16th century French Chateau!

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • What name should I use when booking, my maiden name or married name?

    The passport information submitted in the application should be the same as the passport you will use to travel.

  • What are the Inca Trail Booking Requirements?

    These are the essential requirements for booking this trip:
    1. Your full name (as appears on passport), your nationality, date of birth & gender
    2. Your passport number, nationality, place of issue, date of issue and date of expiry.

  • What's included in the price of a Contiki trip?

    Accommodation, sightseeing, admission fees, transport and meals are included as per the itinerary for each trip. The 'Me Time Optionals' can be booked on tour for an additional cost.

  • What's the Early Payment Discount?

    Contiki offers Early Payment discounts for trips when the full cost is paid by a specific date, and we can apply those for you. Discounts can be up to 10% depending on trips and departures. Ask us for more details.

  • Do the group travel discounts offered by Contiki apply when booking with TourRadar?

    Yes, Contiki offers group travel discounts which we can apply for you, and there are also other options/discounts if you book your Contiki travel through TourRadar.

  • Are prices based on twin share?

    Most prices are based on triple share, unless otherwise specified. Twin share and single occupancy rooms can be arranged for an additional cost, subject to availability.

  • Is there a cost to any changes in the air itinerary?

    It depends on the terms of the air reservation and where you purchased your flight, so it is best to contact your airline who you booked with.

  • Are flights included in the price of the tour?

    Flights specified on the trip itineraries are included as part of the price but flights to and from the Start/End destinations are not included.

  • Are there any cancellation fees?

    The operators Cancellations Fees apply and this depends on the period of notice given for the cancellation. TourRadar does not change any additional cancellation or processing fees- please contact us for more details.

  • What is the process for booking cancellation?

    For trip cancellations, please get in touch with us and we can assist you further.

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