It’s time to make up for lost time — nearly two lost years, to be a little more specific — when it comes to living out your wildest international travel dreams!
The idea of exploring the world again is extremely exciting… and also quite daunting. If you’re feeling nervous about the prospect of venturing out of your comfort zone and travelling to new places, you’re not alone. Luckily, you don’t have to do it all by yourself.
Group trips, like those offered by Contiki, provide travellers with opportunities to experience new destinations together. The whole point of group travel is to share your experiences with other like-minded adventurous people, making it perfect for solo travellers. In fact, 70% of Contiki travellers show up solo — and leave with a bunch of new friends!
And you don’t have to worry about trip planning, because Contiki already has that all covered with itineraries that have everything you need from accommodation, land transportation, meals, and more!
Contiki travels to destinations on every continent, including Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa. Their trips even accommodate any type of adventure you’re looking for — from city immersion, to active travel to in-depth regional exploration and more.
Now that we’ve got you thinking about the possibilities of international travel with a group, here’s some of the most popular trips with Contiki to really spark your travel imagination.
LIVE LA DOLCE VITA IN ITALY
Through the Simply Italy trip, you will encounter the very best of the soul-stirring country across its diverse regions.
Within 15 days of pure Italian bliss, the trip will cover Italy’s top highlights as you explore Rome’s ancient ruins, wander through the walking museum of Michelangelo's Florence, soak up the rays on the Amalfi Coast, and take in all of the beauty, romance, and pasta you can fit in.
Island Hopping in Greece. Photo: Contiki Holidays.
GO GREEK ISLAND HOPPING
Next summer, set sail for the Mediterranean sun-soaked beaches of Greece’s most popular islands.
During 11 days of Island Hopping in Greece, you and the group will be living your best island life in Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, and Ios. There will be plenty of time to explore charming villages and local shops, witness volcanoes, coves, and iconic sunsets, go sunbathing, swimming, and sea-cruising, and experience the Greek nightlife.
Japan in a Week. Photo: Contiki Holidays.
JET OFF TO JAPAN
To really experience Japanese history and culture, join the Japan in a Week trip. Across 8 days, you will have the opportunity to experience the rich heritage and modern curiosities that makes this country so unique.
First, you’ll tour ancient palaces, dip into a traditional Onsen hot spring, and visit a Robot cabaret in the capital city of Tokyo. Next, you’ll walk through zen gardens, explore mystical temples, and spot Geisha in the cultural hub of Kyoto. Then, the group trip will end with a stop in Osaka for tours of Universal Studios and the local street food stalls.
Thai Island Hopper. Photo: Contiki Holidays
GET INTO THE ISLAND VIBES IN THAILAND
With limestone beaches and mouth-watering Thai food, you’ll find yourself in an island paradise like nowhere else on earth on the Thai Island Hopper trip.
The 8-day group trip will float between the islands of Phuket, Koh Phi-Phi, and Krabi, where you can stroll postcard beaches beside playful monkeys, rock climb along beachside cliffs, snorkel through stunning seascapes, and experience the nightlife of Bangla Road.
SAY HOLA TO COSTA RICA
The awe-inspiring Costa Rica ranks high among Central America’s most popular travel destinations.
For 9 days, this adventurous group trip will have you rafting, surfing, diving, and ziplining your way through the lush landscapes that characterize this country — including the beach town of Playa Tamarindo, the rainforests and hot springs of Arenal, the wildlife of Monteverde, and the coastline of Jaco.
Don’t wait around! Take the leap and start making plans now for your epic travel comeback tour in 2022 with Contiki!