Friday,  August 12, 2022  1:42 am

Contiki adds new rail journeys & Europe trips for 2020

Contiki adds new rail journeys & Europe trips for 2020

Contiki has added six brand new Europe trips including three new train trips, new boutique accommodation and new conscious, wellness and active experiences, representing the biggest product release of the year for Europe 2020.

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Contiki understands social travel has changed and what young travellers want is constantly evolving – which is why we’re constantly evolving our product. Though we already use a variety of transport styles around the world, introducing train trips is a first for Contiki in Europe,” said Sheralyn Berry, president of Contiki Canada. “We still love our coaches and we’ve released a new fleet with Euro6 engines – the cleanest on the market – but the key driver for our latest release is to provide travellers with a variety of options. I’m extremely proud of the new product our team has pulled together for 2020 and we can’t wait for travellers to join us on our newest trips.”

Even more choice

Contiki’s 2020-21 Europe program provides more choice than ever before, featuring brand new accommodation in partnership with leading youth brands like Jo&Joe, Selina and Moxy. It’s also introducing new ‘Special Stays’ including Noah Surf House in Santa Cruz, Portugal and a traditional Moroccan Riad with an indoor pool and cooking classes in Marrakech, alongside the newly renovated Contiki-owned Gasthof Schoneck.

It also includes new smaller group sizes of 24 on train trips, optional start and end locations and a range of new cultural, local, food, wellness/active and conscious experiences designed especially for travellers aged 18-35.

Contiki’s new and improved Europe product for 2020 has cut out 23 trips to improve quality and efficiency of itineraries. An additional 33 trips have been dramatically updated.

All new trips launched in Europe are seven to 12 days in response to a global trend for shorter trips, with an average trip length of 11.8 days predicted for 2021. There is also more opportunity for travellers to start and end in different locations, like Split or Dubrovnik on the new Croatia Islands & National Parks trip.


The six new trips join the ranks of more than 100 existing trips offered by Contiki in Europe. Full itineraries for Contiki’s Europe trips are available at

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