Compare Contiki vs. Emerald Waterways

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

2 days ago
My third contiki, very dissapointed. Felt I didnt get my money worth, was advertised ...Read more
7th February 2019
This tour was awesome! I couldn’t have seen or experienced anywhere near as much on m...Read more
2nd February 2019
Megs Chandler is extremely unprofessional and passive aggressive. Being trapped on a ...Read more
29th January 2019
The Thai West tour with Contiki and Aaron Cooper was brilliant. Aaron was impressive ...Read more
30th October 2018
The river water level was low, so there really was no river cruise, except for about ...Read more
2nd August 2018
My wife and I enjoyed thoroughly throughout the journey. The itinerary was perfect wi...Read more
27th April 2018
There was so much included - guided walking tours thru the city center, museums, guid...
Highlights of the Netherlands & the B...

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
Stasi Nikos(433 reviews)
Isobel Needham(267 reviews)
Megs Chandler(261 reviews)
Susie Ferkins(168 reviews)
Nihar Vasa(158 reviews)
Trys Eddy(126 reviews)
Nicole Cecil(125 reviews)
Courtney Dailey(120 reviews)
Trent Plaine(111 reviews)
Jacqui Schuetz(95 reviews)
5.0 out of 5 stars

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
3.5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 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
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About the operator

Number of Tours

Number of Tours

through 72 different countries
through 25 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 4088 reviews
4.0/5 from 3 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

18-35
12-90

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

642
travellers met through Contiki tours
0
travellers met through Emerald Waterways tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$152
$277

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

15
days
12
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
Instantly

Videos

Videos

48 Hours on Contiki TM Vlog: Holi Festival, India48 Hours on Contiki TM Vlog: Iceland48 Hours on Contiki TM Vlog: Thai Island Hopper WestContiki USA: Better Together Best With UsJapan Unrivalled in 30secsEternal India in 30secsSouthern Spice: Let Southern India Surprise YouHawaii UnpluggedEuropean EscapadeSailing & CruiseIn-Depth ExplorerEuropean WhirlIconic EssentialsDiscovererIconic EssentialsEuropean AdventurerCroatia Island EscapeCroatian Island Hopper SouthCroatian Island Hopper NorthEuropean QuestItalian EspressoRoad to AthensGreek Island HoppingEurope Summer HeroGreat Britain and Ireland Mediterranean QuestIrelandSpain Morocco and PortugalSpanish SpreeIbiza & BeyondEuropean MagicEuropean DiscoveryEastern QuestEuropean HorizonEuropean Experience Simply ItalyEuropean HighlightsWestern RockerSki & SnowboardTravel Isn't About Where You Go...Contiki ExperiencesContiki MunchEurope Summer TeamContiki AccomodationEuropean Adventurer Mykonos & Santorini Island EscapeEuropean Whirl European Impressions Road to AthensEuropean Discovery European MagicEuropean Explorer plus Mykonos European EncounterSimply ItalyItalian Espresso Adriatic SpiritAdriatic UnearthedGreat Britain & Ireland IrelandScotlandEngland & ScotlandEuropean Explorer inc GICEuropean InspirationsEuropean VistasAdriatic HorizonsEuropean ContrastsUltimate European plus Greek Island HoppingEastern TrailEuropean QuestCroatia Island EscapeEuropean HorizonEuropean HighlightsEuropean EscapadesMediterranean Quest Greek Island hoppingEuropean PanoramaTrail to RomeEuropean TrailEastern RockerTrail to LondonWestern RockerUltimate EuropeanLondon to AthensEuropean ExperienceCroatia Island EscapeLondon to RomeWestern QuestQuest to RomeQuest to LondonEastern QuestSpanish SpreeSpain Portugal and MoroccoIbiza & BeyondTravel Style : CampingSki & SnowboardSailing & Cruise Europe Summer HeroContiki USA: Better Together Best With UsTourRadar presents The Sorrento PeninsulaTourRadar presents Ella to Kandy by TrainTourRadar presents Chiang MaiTourRadar presents Island Hopping in Thailand

Tours

Most popular tours

Most popular tours

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1 review
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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 (142)
Rome (121)
Venice (116)
Florence (112)
Paris (109)
Dover (108)
Vienna (78)
Koblenz (77)
Melk (73)
Passau (73)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Independent

Independent

Special Interest

Special Interest

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.
The average age for Emerald Waterways tours is between 12 and 90. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.

Hold my seat

Hold my seat

TourRadar can request Contiki to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.
TourRadar can request Emerald Waterways to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.

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 2 April 2019 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $500 to confirm a Emerald Waterways booking. The remaining balance is then payable 95 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 22 May 2019 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 95 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of $500 is non-refundable.

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

The following cards are accepted for Contiki:Visa- Master Card- American Express
The following cards are accepted for Emerald Waterways:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • N. America
  • L. America