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About Contiki

For over 50 years, Contiki has been giving 18-35 year olds the chance to travel together and experience the world sustainably.

They provide life-changing trips that offer more fun, less hassle and the freedom to do your own thing. By taking care of all the details for you, Contiki lets you focus on making memories instead. Plus, with their unrivalled value, Contiki has proven that exploring the world is best when done sustainably and with like-minded people around you.

Why Contiki

You’ll see it all
With destination highlights on every trip, you know you’ll see the must-see spots whether it’s a famous
monument, an exclusive view from a rooftop or anything else, it’s already included in the cost.

Your free time is yours
Every single Contiki trip offers free time every day, meaning you’ll be able to do those things you want.

Sustainability is at the forefront
Everything Contiki does, sustainability is intertwined. As of January 1, 2022 Contiki is carbon neutral and
they have a specific 11 goal plan that focuses on wildlife, people and the planet.

Less hassle, more making memories
When you book with Contiki, you don’t need to worry because the big details are sorted for you from
transportation to accommodation and more.

The Contiki Crew’s Got You
Their incredible, trained guides and trip crew are there taking you on your adventure. They’re young,
friendly and have done all the homework for you. That means you can sit back and relax on that sunny
beach, mountain top, patio or anywhere else you’re dreaming of.

Youth travel is what they do
Looking for life-long friends around your age while you explore the world? Contiki sounds like your pick
since they run trips specifically for 18-35 year olds.

50+ years of experience
With trips in more than 40 countries and running for over 50 years, they know a thing or two about
travel and how to see the world in the best way.

Real Experiences
With Contiki, you get authentic experiences that create life-long memories. You’ll see the main travel
icons, but also have different experiences from the rest.

The Best Accommodation
The properties that Contiki has partnered with are unique and cater to all your needs. Plus, Contiki even
owns a few epic properties to give you an even more unique experience.

Food is everything
Contiki focuses on local food and takes you to a variety of spots like family-owned restaurants, unique
dining experiences, and much more to feed that inner foodie of yours.

Make Travel Matter
Focusing on people, wildlife and the planet, Contiki has made a commitment in their 11 goals for
sustainability. As of January 1, 2022 Contiki is carbon neutral and their MAKE TRAVEL MATTER ®
experiences are weaved into their trips so you can give back while seeing the world.

Contiki is for everyone
Though Contiki is exclusively for 18-35 year olds, it’s for everyone. So, whether you’re travelling solo,
with a couple of friends or as a couple you’ll still have the time of your life.


#1 youth tour company
Exclusively for 18-35 year olds
350+ trips in 75+ countries across 6 continents
Small group adventures available

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!

Hygiene Measures

Vaccination Policy:
While highly recommended, COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are no longer required for guests traveling with us from January 1, 2023, onward. It is your client’s responsibly to comply with specific vaccine and/or booster requirements imposed by airlines and/or authorities in the destinations visited, as well as requirements for accessing restaurants and venues, which may be more restrictive than the above. No refunds will be given if they are unable to undertake some or all of their vacation due to failure to comply with these requirements. 
Future Travel Credit:
If your client has a Future Travel Credit (FTC) with one of our brands, they are able to redeem against any 2022, 2023 or 2024 tour package. Discounts of up to 15% from their original reservation will only be carried forward if a new trip is booked before December 31, 2022. The FTC is the total amount that they paid to us for their tour that was suspended due to COVID-19. That sum can be applied to any itinerary or departure of their choosing (current discounts and promotions are not combinable with the carry-forward discounts and are subject to availability on the new trip). If they choose a trip or departure that is more expensive than their FTC credit, your client is responsible for the difference in price; if the trip or departure is less expensive than the FTC credit, a new FTC will be issued for the difference.
We encourage you to check our Frequently Asked Questions for more pre-departure information and tips, including our destination guide.
If you’d like to speak to one of our Travel Specialists, give us a call or submit a CONTACT US form and we’ll be happy to rebook your client’s vacation or help answer any questions you may have.
Travel Flexibility Policy:
Our temporary change and cancellation policies have ended, and our standard policy as outlined in our Booking Conditions now applies for all reservations (including Future Travel Credit redemptions) departing January 1, 2023, onward. A penalty is applied for changes or cancellations made after the final payment has been received. Normal penalties apply for full cancellation without rebooking. Please note, airlines may impose different change policies, and if your client declines travel insurance, they are responsible for any airline cancellation penalties. Other conditions apply.

Wellbeing FAQ

Have more questions about how Contiki tackles wellbeing and your comfort? We’ve got a few answers.

What happens if someone on my trip exhibits symptoms of Covid-19?
Some steps that Contiki takes if this happens include (but aren’t 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 in the location
  • Liaising with local authorities and following their directives

What protocols do your accommodation and restaurant partners follow?

  • Contiki accommodation and restaurant partners:
  • Adhere to Contiki’s standards around hygiene protocols, cleaning and sanitization
  • Have their staff trained in all new protocols
  • Finger food is no longer available, and where possible they avoid self-serve buffets
  • Ensure physical distancing of tables and in lobby and other public areas is happening
  • Offer hand sanitizer in key locations on site
  • Rooms are sanitized between travellers
  • Frequently clean and monitor high traffic areas

What kind of COVID-19 training does the Trip Manager get?
The following is covered in our team’s training:

  • How COVID-19 spreads
  • COVID-19 symptoms and identifying those who could potentially be unwell
  • All effective personal hygiene and sanitization techniques for prevention
  • PPE (personal protection equipment) use that’s effective
  • All the details on appropriate social distancing protocols
  • Preventative measures to ensure your well-being
  • Protocols in the event of a suspected COVID-19 case

Sustainability Initiatives

Sustainability is one of Contiki’s number one priorities, and we realize that’s a loaded statement so let’s
get into some more detail about what they do to give back:

These experiences are available on Contiki trips across the globe. The way they’re chosen is by
measuring the positive social or environmental impact they have on the communities and the planet.
That way, when you’re a part of one of Contiki’s MTM experiences, you know you’re giving back.

Carbon Neutral from January 1, 2022:
Being carbon neutral as of January 1, 2022 Contiki also has carbon offsetting solutions to all travellers.

Local community support
Contiki hires local guides and brings all travellers with them to local businesses and restaurants to
support the community.

Reducing Waste
While on a trip with Contiki, you’ll notice that they don’t have any single-use plastic on trip and they
have an incredible recycling program too!

Animal Welfare
Contiki focuses heavily on animal welfare as it’s part of their 11 sustainability goals. You won’t find any
elephant riding, or any experiences that use animals for entertainment in their itineraries. Plus, they
avoid all places that sell or eat endangered animals while on the trip.

When it comes to transportation, it’s always local with Contiki. The best part? They use energy efficient
options while on tour and their coaches are some of the best in this regard.

If you’re on a Contiki trip, that means you’re staying in hotels and hostels that are all run by locals. Many
of these accommodations also have great sustainability programs in place! Also, quick fun fact, the two
properties that Contiki owns will be running off 100% renewable energy as of January 1, 2022.

As a Company
Contiki invests a percentage of their revenue back into specific, carefully selected, community and
sustainability projects while educating travellers while on trip. On top of that, at home, they also host
sustainable projects for staff to take part in.

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Questions & Answers

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What’s Contiki’s Story?

    In 1962, John Anderson, a Kiwi, led the first Contiki trip in Europe on a minibus. He was stretching the 25£ he had to see Europe & turned Contiki into what it is now. When he tried to get home to New Zealand, no one wanted his minibus & after returning to Europe the next year, Contiki Holidays was officially born. Since then, 2M+ travellers have seen the world with Contiki in 40+ countries. Contiki is now a household name synonymous with travel, adventure and exploring. 

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