What documents do I need to travel?
Dependent on where you’re travelling and your nationality, you’ll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter into certain countries – please check this well in advance of your trip departure date. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.
What’s the difference between Contiki trips?
Once you’ve decided where you want to travel with Contiki, then you need to decide how you want to travel, and that’s where our travel styles come in.
Keen to get to know a particular region (like Scandinavia, for example) or country (Peru, for example), in detail? Go In-Depth Explorer.
Want to explore all day, party all night, see everything in between and even spend the night in Contiki’s legendary Chateau? It has to be High Energy.
Do you want to see and do everything, ticking off that big old bucketlist you’ve been adding to for as long as you can remember? Then it’s all aboutDiscoverer.
Are you all about going slow, brunching till noon, exploring at your own pace and putting your own unique stamp on your trip? Sounds like you’re an Independent Insider.
Have you’ve got your heart set on sailing Australia’s Whitsunday Islands, cruising around Croatia’s Isles, or living it up nautical style on islands like Mykonos and Santorini? Go Sailing, Cruise & Beach.
Do you have some sweet skills on the slopes (or just think you’d ace skiing/snowboarding), or want to see Europe dusted with a sprinkling of snow? You’re all about Winter & Ski.
Are you all about celebrating life’s moments, dancing till dawn at festivals or seeing in New Year some place seriously special? Go check out Short Stays & Festivals.
Or, are you all about going back to basics, and seeing Europe the good old fashioned way? Sounds like you’re Camping through and through.
Knowing how you want to travel is mighty important, as it means you’ll be travelling with people who want to do all the same stuff as you, and you won’t be disappointed with your travel experience.
Do I have to pay in full when I book?
If you are booking your trip well in advance of the departure date, you only need to pay the deposit upon first booking, and then just ensure you have paid off the entire amount 45 days prior to departure. If you are booking 45 days or less before the trip departure date, you will need to pay the full amount of the trip up front.