Young Travelers Get a Backstage Pass to Europe with Contiki's In-Depth Regional Trips

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31 trips that give Contiki travelers VIP access to specific regions, countries and cities.

The Contiki In-Depth Regional trips are a perfect way for travelers to enjoy a Backstage Pass to Europe

Don’t count the days – make the days count! Contiki Vacations (, the original youth travel brand since ‘62, recently launched their incredible new 2013-2014 Europe brochure, offering up 95 itineraries that invite 18-35 year olds to live their lives to the fullest with no regrets. The new brochure offers something for every travel style boasting 6 different ways to travel. Try out the In-Depth Regional Tours which include 2-3 night stays, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the culture of specific regions, countries and cities. Contiki gives 18-35’ers a Backstage Pass to Europe with unrivaled value and incredible inclusions with exclusive access to the continent’s most iconic sights and local culture. Contiki also knows how important it is for young travelers to stay connected to family and friends back home, so they now offer Wi-Fi on the coaches and free Wi-Fi in majority of the hotels where guests will stay.

Contiki travelers can also save big with the Early Payment Discount, offering 10% off the cost of the trip if booked in full by December 27th, 2012!*

Simply Italy
An incredible 12 days spanning Italy from north to south, Contiki’s Simply Italy trip starts and ends in Rome, with overnight stops in Sorrento, Florence, La Spezia, Milan and Venice. The Backstage Pass inclusions on this trip are endless, from a cruise along the stunning coastal towns of the Cinque Terre to a guided tour of a 16th century Tuscan castle while enjoying local Chianti and antipasto. Fashionistas get their fix in Florence as they visit Barberino Designer Outlet, where they can “shop ‘til they drop” for Italian labels like Dolce & Gabbana, Diesel and Missoni. Contiki travelers enjoy VIP access to Italy’s most iconic sights, too, as they skip the lines with their Local Guide at the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the Statue of David in Florence. When it comes to ME Time, guests can choose to explore the destination on their own, sipping cappuccino at a café, hitting up the markets, or opt for one of Contiki’s awesome optionals (a gondola ride in Venice or a Tuscan hills feast, perhaps?) – the choice is theirs!

Great Britain & Ireland
On the epic 16-day Great Britain & Ireland trip, Contiki travelers get the full UK experience as they head to England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Starting and ending in London, guests stop at popular cities like Liverpool, York, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin and Galway. Only Contiki gives 18-35’ers a Backstage Pass to the region’s most incredible sights, like a trip to Stirling Castle, the William Wallace Monument in the Scottish West Highlands, and entrance to the Port Heritage Centre outside of Cork, the last port of call for the Titanic. The foodies aren’t left out of this trip either – included is a traditional roast dinner in a local pub and guests can opt for a ME Time optional of a Scottish dinner complete with haggis and bagpipes. Music lovers will jump at the included Magical Mystery Tour in Liverpool, where a local guide will take them around the city to follow in the footsteps of The Beatles. During their ME Time, travelers can go off on their own to grab a pint at a local pub or choose from exciting optionals like a high ropes course in the Lake District, a visit to the Guinness Brewery Storehouse in Dublin or an evening ‘Ghost Walk’ in York.

“The Contiki In-Depth Regional trips are a perfect way for travelers to enjoy a Backstage Pass to Europe,” says Greg Fischbein, President of Contiki Vacations. “With VIP access to local specialties, exclusive accommodations, authentic dining experiences, and a passionate team providing exceptional service, Contiki offers unrivaled value with inclusions and activities other companies feature only as paid optionals. Everyone deserves a Backstage Pass and we’re proud to deliver.”

For more information about Contiki and the new Europe brochure, please contact your local travel agent or please visit us at, follow us on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter with our #NOREGRETS hashtag.

About Contiki Vacations:
Contiki has inspired students and young professionals, 18 - 35 year olds to travel to the world’s most fantastic destinations for 50 years. The trips are hassle-free and include the perfect mix of sightseeing, culture and free time. Choose from over 200 itineraries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Mexico, Canada & the USA. For more information, visit

*TERMS & CONDITIONS: Book any Summer Europe Contiki trip 7 days or longer departing 3/17/13 through 10/27/13 and save up to 10%. Call 800.CONTIKI and mention "Early Payment Discount" to redeem. Must pay in full by 12/27/12 to receive Early Payment Discount. Applies to bookings starting 9/13/12 only. Discount based on availability and applies to the land portion of your tour price only (this excludes taxes, internal airfare, and food funds). Restrictions apply and discount may be withdrawn from certain departure dates. Early payment discount of $640.00 based on the 7/5/13 departure of the 33 Day European Explorer including Mykonos. Not combinable with other dollar or percentage off promotions. You can combine group discounts, past passenger discount, and multi-tour discounts with the Early Payment Discount. Offer not valid for Canadian residents. Contiki reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers at any time. Early Payment Discounts are applied at the time of booking, and payment due dates are stated on the invoice. Payments received after this date will result in the booking being re-priced and the Early Payment Discount either being re-evaluated to the next applicable discount level, or removed when no longer applicable.

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