Contiki Holidays

Contiki Holidays for 18-35s


Contiki Holidays is the worldwide leader in vacations for 18-35 year-olds. For over 49 years, Contiki Holidays has been taking travelers around the world and offering them an unforgettable travel experience. Contiki tours have been individually created to include a mix of sightseeing, free time, culture, socializing and adventure. Regardless of your destination or traveling style, Contiki is committed to providing you with an amazing trip at an affordable price.

“We�re all travellers who are as passionate about seeing the world as you are.”

49 years on, the Contiki spirit is stronger than ever. Contiki travel to over 40 countries on 5 continents. They have more fun. They meet more people. And they’re trusted by travellers all over the world. 

18-35 is all Contiki do 

No one older. No one younger. Travel with us & you’ll meet people your age, make friends from all over the world & share some incredible times together. 

The Crew 

Your Contiki crew doesn’t just organise your trip, they’re part of it. They’re young, friendly & have done their homework on where you’re going to help you find what you’re after; meaning you’ll enjoy the places you visit even more. 

Lots of holiday. Less hassle. 

Lugging a heavy backpack in the rain? Getting lost? Hanging around wasting time? Not with Contiki! They do the hard work for you, so you can get on with having a good time. 

Free time. Your Time. 

All our tours are flexible and give you free time every day. So you’ll have plenty of time to do your own thing. We also give you plenty of great ideas (and prices) with our Explore More optional activities. 

Must See sights. All included. 

Every tour has Included Highlights included in the price of your tour. Wherever you are, we’ll line up trips to famous monuments, guided walking tours, organised nights out & more. At no extra cost. 

Travelling Solo

For a small supplement, you can book your own room. Or you can pair up with another traveller (same sex), for no extra cash. 

Local know how 

Get off the beaten track with our expert local guides, who’ll share their knowledge, so you can discover even more. 

Charge on the go 

Charge your phone, mp3 or laptop as you travel on the coach. 

Quality Accommodation 

The hotels are always comfortable & often have great facilities like pools & WiFi. They’re also central - so you’ll have more time exploring & less time getting around. Rooms are for 2, so there’s plenty of space & if you’re a couple, you’ll never share with anyone else. If you’re travelling solo, we can match you with a room-mate for no extra cost. Or, if you’re after a little more privacy, you can book a ‘room to myself option’ for just a little extra. 

Local guides 

More included local guides so you get insider knowledge and lots of included meals in local restaurants. 

Get extra value 

"Only with Contiki" special inclusions. Like the Paris illuminations night tour where you are treated to French Champagne, cheese and escargot. 

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Share with 3

Save 5% on the twin share price when you book a triple room. Available on many Time Out hotel Tours

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Pay Early Discount

If you book and pay in full 6 Months prior to departure you’ll save up to 5% off the LAND-only portion of your tour.

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Pay Early Discount

If you book and pay in full 12 Months prior to departure you’ll save up to 10% off the LAND-only portion of your tour.

“Fresh food. Every day. All Contiki tours include breakfast every day & many dinners.”

On every tour you’ll get breakfast every day & about half your evening meals, but we don’t include every meal (especially lunches) for a reason. Here’s why - we keep meal times flexible to give you more independence & a chance to go local, while having the freedom & flexibility to suit your budget too.

On our Camping & Concept tours, our expert Cooks & on-site teams buy tasty, fresh food from local markets each day. You’ll get delicious, quality food that’s often unique to the places you’re visiting, like fondue in Switzerland & chicken parmigiana in Rome.  

On our Time Out In-Depth Regional tours, we’ve included some extra special meals at local restaurants in the tour price, so you’ll really get a taste for the places you visit. Think moussaka & halva in a Greek taverna, bruschetta & penne arrabiata in Florence & tasty tapas in Barcelona, to name a few.

On many of our Explore More optional nights out you’ll also get a chance to live like a local – feasting in the Tuscan hills whilst sipping Chianti, indulging in meze in Istanbul or trying traditional bratwurst in a German beer hall, feasting on delicious Chinese specialities like Peking Duck or hot & spicy beef. They’re just a few authentic local options to enjoy.You could even take a cooking class in Hoi An or Yangshuo & indulge in the results! No matter what your tastes (or even your dietary requirement - just tell your Tour Manager at the start of your tour), you’ll love what we have to serve up. 

“Travelling on our Contiki coaches is more than just a way to get around - it�s a social event.”

When you’re travelling with Contiki it’s not just about travelling on a coach - you’ll see Europe from all angles. We mix it up with included flights, ferries, trains & cruise boats too. Travelling on our Contiki coaches is more than just a way to get around - it’s a social event. You’re never short of mates to hang out with - it’s a great place to check out the views, listen to music or curl up in your comfy reclining seat & chill. We’re always stopping at great spots on the trip, many of which you’d miss if you travelled any other way. 

Chat, sit back with your ipod, or listen to your Tour Manager tell you about where you're going, as your driver takes you there. Our air-con coaches are the best in Europe, and we update our fleet regularly to make sure they're environmentally friendly. Then there are the Contiki extras, like reclining seats and power points for 'charging on the go'. Just don't forget your adaptor.

Compared to cars, planes and trains, coaches have the lowest carbon emissions. In Europe, coach is by far the most carbon efficient way to travel. Contiki's modern air-conditioned coaches are some of the best in Europe. They are fuel efficient and exceed Europe's strict fuel emissions regulations.  

“Hassle-free vacations with an unbeatable mix of sightseeing, culture, people your own age & free time”

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16 day(s)
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