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Planning a Trip to China Without Using a Travel Agency

by Sam Weiss @ Soar Legs

As the headline suggests, this article is meant for people looking to see China and are not interested in using a travel agency to book a group tour. You may decide after reading this that you are looking for a tour group and not the ‘solo’ trip. That’s okay! Regardless of your actual travel plans, […]

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Trip Report Top 8 Things to See, Eat, & Do in Hanoi

by knycx_journeying @ Fodor's Forum

Vietnam retained a unique mix of Chinese and French and these characters were reflected in their food, lifestyle, and architecture. So, here I...

Top 5 Thai Attractions

by Nicole Poupard @ iGO Travel Holidays

Top 5 Thai Attractions   Top 5 things no traveller should miss on a trip to this vibrant South-East Asian nation.   1. The Grand Palace   This beautiful gold-tipped series of buildings is over 200 years old, and perhaps...

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Trip Report Top 8 Things to See, Eat, & Do in Hanoi

by knycx_journeying @ Fodor's Forum

Vietnam retained a unique mix of Chinese and French and these characters were reflected in their food, lifestyle, and architecture. So, here I...

Older, wiser, still fun: has Contiki grown up?

Older, wiser, still fun: has Contiki grown up?


Traveller

Putting preconceptions aside, The Backpacker joins a Contiki tour through South-East Asia to see what the youth travel company is offering these days.

Contiki - Vietnam Highlights

Contiki - Vietnam Highlights


Contiki

Vietnam Highlights is the perfect way for a taste of Vietnam’s best in a short amount of time. Experience the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi, relax and soak up the rays on a beach in Nha Trang, hit Hoi An by bike & chill out in the amazing scenery of Hue. Later, sit back & discover the amazing limestone formations of Halong Bay aboard a traditional junk boat as you indulge in Vietnam’s coolest spots.

Best Vietnam Tour Companies 2018 [Full Updated List]

Best Vietnam Tour Companies 2018 [Full Updated List]


Stride Travel

Compare the best rated Vietnam tour operators. 61,183 traveler reviews plus expert recommendations on 552 companies. Find the right Vietnam tour operator for your style and budget.

#8 – Contiki Tours

#8 – Contiki Tours


Things Bogans Like

In the 21st century, the bogan is no longer only interested in his town, the nearest beach, and the occasional trip to Queensland. While they remain suspicious of other cultures, they want to see t…

Seychelles Island Hopping holiday

by Nicole Poupard @ iGO Travel Holidays

Seychelles Island Hopping holiday My fiancé, Rob and I recently travelled to Seychelles, evidenced by our tans and rejuvenated spirits. Our trip started with a flight on Air Seychelles to Mahe, Seychelles.  On our flight we were met with warm...

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1st trip to Italy

by myrrha @ Fodor's Forum

I am planning a 2 week trip to Italy in early June with my husband and 2 girls ages 12 and 16, this will be our 1st time to Italy. I want to visit...

Trip Report Choquequirao Trek an amazing tour

by juangonzalesss1234 @ Fodor's Forum

Hi all, a week ago I did choquequirao trek and was fantastic, see the animals on the road and the plants around the mountains was incredible. All...

Scotland / 2 weeks / Fodors guidebook itinerary / with 6 y.o. child

by RaymondLuxuryYacht @ Fodor's Forum

We're looking at a two-week trip to Scotland (last week of May+first week of June), flying in/out of GLA. We are using the "Great Itineraries"...

TOP DECK vs CONTIKI

by @hannahnz HannahNZ @ TOP DECK vs CONTIKI

@hannahnz wrote:

I did a camping trip last year and had the time of my life. I wouldn’t travel with anyone but Topdeck now. Contiki has a similar trip to the one that I did with Topdeck and from what I read on the Contiki site the trip was shorter, more expensive, and went to a couple less countries than the one I did with Topdeck.

There was a big age range on my tour from 19 to about 36, but everyone got on really well. I would say the majority were early-mid 20s

The accommodation for Topdeck and Contiki is pretty much the same, we shared many campsites with contiki tours, not sure about hostels and hotels though. Food provided by the wonderful topdeck chefs was great - no complaints!

The one thing that put me off Contiki was their reputation for partying every night and spending every day hungover and the trip leaders hitting on everyone. I wanted to spend my money on seeing the sights and enjoying the cities and not it being a drunken/hungover haze.

Anyway, I am sure you two will decide which tour company would be best suited to you and will enjoy it no matter which one you pick. I am biased though because I think topdeck is the best!

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Would You Contiki?

Would You Contiki?


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

A look at tour groups, particularly Contiki, and weather or not they make financial sense or if doing it by yourself is a better option.

Contiki Vietnam Experience Review

Contiki Vietnam Experience Review


BBM Live Travel Music Jobs

 Amanda Kerr lives in Brisbane, and chose to travel with Contiki for her first trip to ...

Scotland / 2 weeks / Fodors guidebook itinerary / with 6 y.o. child

by RaymondLuxuryYacht @ Fodor's Forum

We're looking at a two-week trip to Scotland (last week of May+first week of June), flying in/out of GLA. We are using the "Great Itineraries"...

TOP DECK vs CONTIKI

by @travelchick123 TravelChick123 @ TOP DECK vs CONTIKI

@travelchick123 wrote:

My partner and I did a contiki tour around central europe last year (we are both 23)… we had an awesome time… the group ranged in age and the tour guide was freaking awesome (and not sleazy)…we went out and partied, but also took it easy most nights (im not really much of a party animal)

This year we are doing europe again (just different parts) and we are doing it through top deck, because contiki didnt offer the exact places we wanted and the UK tour started and finished in seperate locations instead of starting and finishing in london (this makes it cheaper when you travel onto your next destination - depending where your going of course)…

So really its about personal preferences, keep in mind you get out of it as much as you put into it… so enjoy where ever you go!!!

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The best tour companies for solo travel

The best tour companies for solo travel


Business Insider

Give yourself a little me time.

Travel to London on a Budget

by Sam Weiss @ Soar Legs

London incorporates old-city charm with the style and flamboyance of a modern metropolis. Visitors of all ages will delight in attractions ranging from historical museums and landmarks to bustling venues flashing with excitement. However, a trip to London can quickly become quite expensive. Choosing a hotel with cheap prices and a good location keeps money […]

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TOP DECK vs CONTIKI

by @kiwimel kiwimel @ TOP DECK vs CONTIKI

@kiwimel wrote:

I did two tours with Contiki last year and they were great! It was through USA though so the age group was a little higher since the drinking age is 21, but our group ranged from early 20s to 30ish and everyone got on great! And there was a range of people who liked to party and others who preferred to have a quiet night in. In saying that I am booked on a Topdeck tour this year through Europe, I found that Topdeck had a tour that went to all the places I wanted to go to and was a little cheaper than Contiki. So I really guess in the end it depends on who goes where you want to go and how much you want to spend, you’ll have a great time with either!

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Backpacking Vietnam - Everything You Need To Know | Soar Legs

Backpacking Vietnam - Everything You Need To Know | Soar Legs


Soar Legs

Vietnam has a great deal to offer you. In fact, it is often said that if you backpack one Asian country, it should be backpacking Vietnam.

TOP DECK vs CONTIKI

by @brookedonohue BrookeD @ TOP DECK vs CONTIKI

@brookedonohue wrote:

I did the topdeck tour “discover europe” last july and it was great. There was a wide age range of people but we all got along well.
The tour I did was a hotel tour so we had some group meals all together (sometimes at the hotel resturant or at a local place) and a lot of the time broke off into smaller groups to go out for dinner.
There were designated days we could go off on our own, usually a full day in whatever place we had stopped for two nights.
I would definately recommend topdeck

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Your ULTIMATE GUIDE to Contiki

Your ULTIMATE GUIDE to Contiki


Hey Nadine

Everything you need to know about Contiki; for those looking to take their first Contiki trip abroad!!

Tips for Traveling to Las Vegas for People with Allergies

by Sam Weiss @ Soar Legs

If you are taking a trip to Las Vegas, and have allergies, there are certain warnings that you need to keep in mind. I have severe allergies and have traveled to Las Vegas many times. Make sure that you do not make the same mistakes that I have. Some of them could prove to be […]

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TOP DECK vs CONTIKI

by @Mon_112 Monica Martinez @ TOP DECK vs CONTIKI

@Mon_112 wrote:

Hi guys,

I’m 23 and looking to a tour of Europe next year… So I’ll be 24 by the time June/July comes in 2018. Jus wondering for my age group and as a first timer! which company would be the best??

Thanks for the help!

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Driving Around Orlando: Travel Tips

by Sam Weiss @ Soar Legs

A Tourist’s Guide to Traveling Orlando One thing you have to keep in mind when traversing the highways and by-ways of Orlando is this: Thousands of people from all over the world flock to Orlando every week. With that said, please pay attention and be courteous. Don’t be afraid to make use of public transit. […]

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Choosing the Perfect Tour for You

by Daniel Nikulin @ Flight Centre Canada Travel Blog – Travel Advice & Inspiration

Let’s be honest, booking an escorted adventure tour is a commitment. It’s a financial commitment, of course, but booking an organized holiday, arranged by somebody else, is daunting to many, and rightfully so. Committing to a tour company you’ve never travelled with, a tour leader you don’t know and a group of strangers you will [&hellip

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Trip Report Choquequirao Trek an amazing tour

by juangonzalesss1234 @ Fodor's Forum

Hi all, a week ago I did choquequirao trek and was fantastic, see the animals on the road and the plants around the mountains was incredible. All...

Three days in Mexico City

by sharich @ Fodor's Forum

Hola, We have three and 1/2 days in Mexico City in May. We have a Museum and City tour day one, Teotihuacan Pyramids & Guadalupe Shrine day two....

TOP DECK vs CONTIKI

TOP DECK vs CONTIKI


Topdeck Travel

Hi everyone, My boyfriend & I are a young couple (26 & 23) looking to travel Europe & Greek Islands from August 2011. What we really want to know is what would be best for our situation. We are still young enough to party(!) and have a great time, but understand that there is a certain ‘opinion’ of some tours. What we know about Contiki is that it is cheap, provides good accommodation and gets you to lots of places in a short amount of time. What we also have heard is that it has a bit of a ‘...

Top 5 Views of Sydney City

by BBMLIVE @ BBM Live Travel Music Jobs

Sydney is one of the most famous cities in the world; it has been attracting tourists for countless of years and has likely never failed to impress a single person. At the top of the very vast list of what makes this city so amazing is the stunning views. So weather you are passing through ...

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1st trip to Italy

by myrrha @ Fodor's Forum

I am planning a 2 week trip to Italy in early June with my husband and 2 girls ages 12 and 16, this will be our 1st time to Italy. I want to visit...

Contiki - Vietnam Experience

Contiki - Vietnam Experience


Contiki

Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay - for a geographically compact country, Vietnam sure has some hot spots. The Vietnam Experience is for those who want a bit more time than the average traveller. Picture yourself relishing the rice region of Mekong Delta by taking a traditional boat through floating markets & local fruit farms.

Contiki Promo Codes: Save up to 30% on Europe and Asia | finder.com.au

Contiki Promo Codes: Save up to 30% on Europe and Asia | finder.com.au


finder.com.au

Save on Europe, South America, North America and Asia tours with these Contiki promo codes and early bird specials. Yes, you can afford that holiday.

TOP DECK vs CONTIKI

by @snowy snowy @ TOP DECK vs CONTIKI

@snowy wrote:

i did a contiki when i was 22 and single and had the best three weeks of my life. that said i drank enough to sink a ship and there was way too much bed hopping going on. there was definitely a back of the bus and front of the bus thing going on so i’m sure the quieter couply people had a good time too but i would definitely recommend contiki for those that want to party. that’s why i’m doing topdeck this year. way too old for all those shenigans…

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TOP DECK vs CONTIKI

by @snoopy800 woodstock @ TOP DECK vs CONTIKI

@snoopy800 wrote:

I am kind of thankful in just over a years time December 20 2012 to be exact The Day I turn 35 is when I no longer qualify for any Contiki Tours.I first did a Contiki at the age of 21 around New Zealand and again at the age of 32 to Vietnam and had a great time on both.I am doing my final one to New Zealand again in July 2012 then switch over to Top Deck.I did Insight around the UK in June and that was magnificent in it’s own way but at the present time I would much prefer to be in a younger under 40’s group

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Contiki Holidays | Book a Contiki tour with Flight Centre

Contiki Holidays | Book a Contiki tour with Flight Centre


Flight Centre NZ

Contiki Holidays is one of the world's leading tour providers for the 18 to 35 year old market. Book a Contiki tour with Flight Centre today.

Playing Well With Others: Traveling with Contiki • Alex in Wanderland

Playing Well With Others: Traveling with Contiki • Alex in Wanderland


Alex In Wanderland

I’m a yes girl. I’ve always prided myself on that. Travel has been a natural extension to that facet of my personality – I love how it continually pushes me out of my comfort zone and forces or invites me to try things I’m not sure how I feel about. In some cases, I’m lucky enough …

Let’s Send Another Set of Students Abroad (Exciting Updates from FLYTE)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Two years ago I started FLYTE, a charity designed to help students from underserved communities see the world. Since then, we have raised over $100,000 and sent three classes on trips around the world. Here are updates on the organization.

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Contiki Tours Reviews: The Good and Bad of Traveling Europe With Contiki

Contiki Tours Reviews: The Good and Bad of Traveling Europe With Contiki


Guide To Backpacking Through Europe | The Savvy Backpacker

Review of Contiki Tours: An honest look at the good and bad aspects of an European Contiki Tour

Wild Adventures on the Whitsunday Island

by BBMLIVE @ BBM Live Travel Music Jobs

Ocean Rafting tours give you the chance to visit top Queensland destinations whilst having the ride of your life.   Each Ocean Rafting day includes an exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Park walks, all in one day!   The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super ...

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Three days in Mexico City

by sharich @ Fodor's Forum

Hola, We have three and 1/2 days in Mexico City in May. We have a Museum and City tour day one, Teotihuacan Pyramids & Guadalupe Shrine day two....

Discover Cuba with Scenic Eclipse & The 50+ Travel Club

by Sara @ 50+ Travel Club

Due to increasing demand, we have a new departure for Scenic Eclipse’s 14 Day Cuba in Depth cruise, departing on 5 October 2018. Discover the vibrant and unexpected treasures of this Caribbean gem. Book now to take advantage of our Earlybird pricing and save $1,000* per couple. With the limited hotel facilities and lack of tourist […]

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