Contiki Holidays Takes the Chill out of Winter in Europe!

Guests can beat the crowds while taking advantage of fantastic savings

September 1st, 2011, Toronto – With autumn fast approaching, Contiki Holidays ( is pleased to release their ever-popular Winter Europe brochure offering a great selection of tours for 18-35 year olds.

Whether guests prefer an extensive multi-country tour, a concise holiday break or are seeking a little extra on their European holiday; Contiki offers more sights, more activities, more free time, more definite departures, more amazing accommodation and of course, more exclusive Contiki experiences.

Brad Ford, President of Contiki Canada explains, “Europe is always popular with Canadians, but many of our travelers recognize that winter is the perfect time to avoid the crowds and take advantage of lower prices.”

Contiki’s 4-day festival tours allow passengers to take in the culture with truly authentic local experiences.  Their popularity has prompted the operator to expand the options this year with the addition of three new Festival and Event trips.  Contiki’s new Paris Christmas, Amsterdam Christmas and Edinburgh Hogmanay getaways are the perfect choice for travellers looking for a unique way to spend their holiday.

As always, Contiki offers a wide range of tours across Europe, including favourites such as the superior style 14-day European Discovery. Encompassing England, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, and France, this tour covers Europe’s must-see locations and includes memorable extras like the chance to visit Florence’s famous Statue of David, a private boat tour in Venice and a visit to a traditional beer hall in Munich.

Guests seeking a more in-depth exploration of a country might find Contiki’s 13-day Simply Italy tour a perfect fit. This superior style tour includes some of Italy’s most unforgettable attractions: the relaxed resort town of Sorrento, elegant Milan, enchanting Venice and historical Rome.

A popular tour for travellers with a flair for flamenco is the 15-day Spanish Spree. This superior style tour includes the country’s highlights: Madrid, Bilbao, Pamplona, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Seville, and Cordoba.  Contiki includes some fantastic extras here too: the chance to sample tapas at a traditional restaurant, a guided tour of the famous Alhambra Palace and the legendary Rock of Gibraltar.

With the release of the new brochure, Contiki has several exciting Early Booking Bonus offers. Passengers who book between August 23 and September 9, 2011 will save $175 off 13+ day tours or $150 off 9+ day tours when quoting promo codes WINTER 2 and WINTER1 (Travel Oct 14, 2011 – Mar 30, 2012). Some conditions apply.

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About Contiki Holidays:

Contiki Holidays has inspired students and young professionals, 18 - 35 year olds to travel to the world's most fantastic destinations for 49 years. The trips are hassle-free and include the perfect mix of sightseeing, culture and free time. Choose from over 190 itineraries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Mexico, Canada & the USA. For more information, visit

Media Contact:
Marie Anne MacRae
Director of Public Relations
Contiki Holidays Canada
Direct: (416) 915-7016


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