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Contiki

Contiki

Headquarters in St Peter Port, Guernsey

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Number of tours
396
Age Range
18-35
Number of reviews
5,229
Rating
4.7/5
Response rate
100%
Response time
less than 1 hour

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  • SN
    not even exaggerating when I say this. my time spent in sweet as south was literally the best time of my life. never in my life have I been happier. its been a …
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  • M
    Written on May 26th, 2020
    Rhi is a fun, caring, knowledgeable host. She is an excellent guide who is able to give advice, supper and recommendations according to each person on her tou…
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  • J
    Written on May 25th, 2020
    Rhi was amazing! She made sure everyone felt safe, had a good time and was included! We had a small tour and Rhi made the time to connect with everyone, while m…
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  • Bangkok to Singapore Adventure (14 Days) reviewer 4
    Written on May 25th, 2020
    This two week Contiki tour through Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore was a brilliant way to tick off some epic destinations across three countries. As a solo tra…
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  • E
    Written on May 25th, 2020
    Rhi was amazing! Full of helpful information and an overall joy to be around. She made this trip one that I will always cherish! I can’t recommend her enough.
  • M

    Eternal India (from Delhi to Goa)

    5.0Excellent
    Written on May 24th, 2020
    Rhi is a fantastic tour manager who made my time in India a truly wonderful experience. Her knowledge and enthusiasm is a breath of fresh air and I would highly…
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  • European Horizon (End London, 10 Days) reviewer 7
    Written on May 18th, 2020
    Excellent Guide Recommend everyone
  • S
    Written on April 23rd, 2020
    What a man! Was a great trip. Such a knowledgeable fella. Treated everyone equally and had time for everyone. Highly recommend this great man as your guide.
  • Greek Island Hopping (13 Days) reviewer 9
    Written on April 21st, 2020
    It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. The people i got to meet along the tour were awesome. So may great memories and connections made. Thanks …
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  • European Whirl (18 Days) reviewer 10

    European Whirl (18 Days)

    4.0Good
    Written on April 5th, 2020
    It is a great trip to do if you want to see a lot of Europe but don't have much time. I loved how respectful our guide was of European history and how he encour…
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    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.

    Story

    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!

    Highlights

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

    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!

    Our Commitment to Your Wellbeing

    The Contiki wellbeing commitment

    At Contiki we’re looking forward to welcoming back our travellers as soon as you’re ready to hit the road again. That’s why we’ve rigorously evaluated our experiences, training and protocols to make sure we not only meet our travellers wellbeing expectations, but exceed them in every single way. We sought guidance from the World Health Organisation and government agencies, and, as members of the World Travel and Tourism Council, we’ve been involved in defining global protocols.


    Due to our diligent work during this time, we’ve been awarded the WWTC safe travels stamp - meaning we’re a business which has adopted global, standardised health and hygiene protocols. Read on to learn a little more about how we’re prioritising your wellbeing when you travel with us.


    These are precautionary measures that will constantly be adapted in accordance with guidelines. We will always take necessary steps to ensure our travellers’ wellbeing, but rest assured that none of this will affect the incredible cultural experiences you’ll immerse yourself in, the unique accommodation you’ll visit or the friendships you’ll make on the road. This is still Contiki - lifelong memories always guaranteed.



    Arrival and Welcome

    We’ve adapted trip arrival times to ease congestion between groups so your Trip Manager can conduct a welcome meeting, covering what can be expected on your trip and all the necessary wellbeing precautions.



    Your Trip Manager

    Trip Managers will submit a Self-Health Declaration prior to the trip as well as post trip. Our industry leading training has been adapted and enhanced to include a dedicated module on dealing with Covid-19. (find out more in our FAQs below). They, and our Traveller Support team are available 24/7 throughout the trip should any situation arise.



    Physical Distancing and Group Size

    We’ll be adapting group sizes to comply with regional distancing requirements and for the peace of mind of all of our travellers.



    Coaches

    Our coaches are thoroughly sanitized prior to the start of your trip. Our drivers are trained on the latest hygiene protocols and will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seating areas and overhead rails on a daily basis.



    PPE

    It is important that travellers bring their own face masks to comply with regional guidelines. It is also a good idea to have your own hand sanitiser, though there will be some available on the coach at all times.

    Boarding and disembarkation protocols will be adapted to ensure physical distancing is maintained and our Trip Managers & Drivers will be available for guidance should you require it.



    Hotels & Restaurants

    We will only work with trusted partners that are like-minded and care about the well-being of our travellers and are fully compliant with locally mandated standards. Find out more in our FAQs below.



    Sightseeing & Local Guides

    Each supplier must be fully compliant with locally mandated standards. We’ll arrange priority entrance whenever possible and ensure physical distancing throughout. All our Local Guides will have been trained on hygiene protocols and provided with the same checklists and standards your Trip Manager will adhere to.



    Self-Screening

    We’ll ask all travellers to monitor their health throughout their trip, with protocols in place in the event someone becomes ill or displays symptoms of COVID-19.



    If a traveller exhibits symptoms of COVID-19

    Our Trip Managers will have been trained and have detailed protocols to follow in this event. Read more about these protocols in the FAQs below.

    Wellbeing FAQ

    What happens if someone on my trip exhibits symptoms of Covid-19?

    Steps include but are not limited to:


    • Quickly acting to place distance between the unwell traveller and others

    • Depending on location this may be through physical distance or use of Personal Protective Equipment such as a face covering and disposable gloves.

    • Seeking medical advice and facilitating testing

    • Liaising with local authorities and following their directives



    What protocols do your accommodation and restaurant partners follow?

    All our accommodation and restaurant partners will:


    • Adhere to our standards and follow minimum guidelines with hygiene protocols, cleaning sanitization

    • Ensure all staff are trained in new protocols

    • No longer offer shared finger food and where possible avoid self-serve buffets

    • Ensure appropriate physical distancing of tables and in lobby and other public areas

    • Offer hand sanitizer in key locations

    • Thoroughly sanitize rooms between travellers

    • Frequently clean and monitor high traffic areas



    What is involved in the Trip Managers’ Covid-19 training?

    The following is covered in our team’s training:


    • How does COVID-19 spread

    • Symptoms of COVID-19 and identifying potentially unwell travellers

    • Effective personal hygiene and sanitization techniques for infection prevention

    • Effective use of PPE (personal protection equipment)

    • Appropriate physical distancing protocols

    • Preventative measures to ensure your well-being

    • Protocols in the event of a suspected COVID-19 case

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    Questions & Answers

    • 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.
    • How do I make changes to my Contiki reservation?

      Amendment and Cancellation Fees may apply from the operator. If you book your Contiki tour with us then we can assist you with the changes.
    • I have found the Contiki tour I want, how do I book it?

      You can book your Contiki tour directly through TourRadar! Just press the "Book Now" button on the tours page, or else contact us and we can help you.

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    Our team of experienced tour specialists have travelled to hundreds of countries around the globe and have decades of first-hand travel experience to share. Contact us now to have all of your tour-related questions answered!