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Save on Europe Vacations With Contiki

Tour Operator | Contiki | Janeen Christoff | June 24, 2015

Save on Europe Vacations With Contiki

It’s always a good time to visit Europe and Contiki thinks that you should be able to get the best value when you go there. Currently, they are offering discounts on Europe trips, regardless of the season. They are enticing travelers to “Discover the Magic of All Europe’s Seasons with 10 percent off on trips that are 10 days or more. Book by July 8 with promo code EuropeMagic.

Looking for some inspiration? Here are six ways to experience the magic of Europe all year round.


There is still time to head out on a European journey this summer and Greek Island Hopping or the Mediterranean Highlights are the way to do it, with perfect weather, iconic sights and like-minded travelers.

The 13-day Greek Island Hopping itinerary combines Mykonos, Santorini and Ios as well as Athens. The trip includes a professional trip manager, 12 nights accommodations, tourist class ferry crossings, hotel gratuities and taxes, 12 breakfasts, two Greek feasts in some of the best tavernas, two three-course dinners, a visit to the Plaka in Athens, tours and more. Rates start at $1,804.

Mediterranean Highlights begins in either Rome or Madrid and visits Spain, France, Monaco, Italy and Vatican City. Discover Flamenco dancing, the French Riviera, the beauty of Tuscany, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the splendors of Rome and more.

Prices start at $2,016.


Europe in the fall is just slightly cooler than in the summer months but definitely less busy. So take advantage and travel to some of summer’s hot spots during this shoulder season. One way to do that is on the Spanish Spree, visiting Spain and Gibraltar, including Madrid, Bilbao, Pamplona, Barcelona, Ibiza, Granada, Seville and Cordoba. The 14-day journey includes a perfect blend of partying and sightseeing for the Millennial traveler with visits to iconic sites such as the Royal Palace in Madrid, the Alhambra in Granada, the Rock of Gibraltar and the beaches of Ibiza. Prices start at $2,505.


Welcome the colder months with a trip abroad. The Winter Wanderer visits some of Europe’s top destinations in France, Switzerland, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands and Belgium. The 25-day journey includes highlights such as driving along the French Riviera, exploring the Eternal City (Rome) where it is never too cold for gelato, sampling traditional Spanish Tapas in Barcelona, learning about the Cold War and WWII in Berlin and Prague and more.

History lessons aside, Europe is good for some other things in the winter – namely skiing. Austria Ski Plus is a two-week journey that begins in London. Travel by coach to Austria to ski in Tyrol’s Ski Welt region, one of the top resorts in Europe. Enjoy access to a ski guide, a trip to Salzburg, a Contiki Slam Race, a stopover at Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, themed party nights and more as well as accommodations and daily breakfast. Prices start at $1,345.


Get to Europe before the masses and spend spring break exploring the Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Vatican City Switzerland and France on a European Inspiration itinerary. The trip is 20 days and rates start at $3,585. You will visit 10 World Heritage sites, see the White Cliffs of Dover, explore Amsterdam at night, bike by windmills in Edam, enjoy an art walk of the Berlin Wall, See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square, visit the Dachau concentration camp memorial, discover the secrets of Michelangelo in Florence and more on a seemingly endless list of must-see European attractions.

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