Fan Photo of the Week: Munich, Germany

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Mennella

Contiki traveler Stephanie Mennella, hailing from Schererville, Indiana, sent in this photo of her and four friends that she met while on Contiki’s European Discovery tour!  Here’s her description of the photo:

“This picture was taken by the beer garden in Munich, Germany. We were on a bike tour, “Mike’s Bike Tours”, which was included in our Contiki package. We had such a good time! We hung out for about an hour at the beer garden before eventually heading over to the Hofbräuhaus. It was tough to choose a picture because the entire trip was AMAZING!”

Thanks for the great photo Stephanie!

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 Contiki Invites Travelers to Save Hundreds on 2011 Trips by Planning Ahead

ANAHEIM, Calif. – September 20, 2010 Contiki Vacations, the leader in fun travel packages for 18-35 year olds, is pleased to announce the 2011 Preview Sale. By putting down a deposit for a summer Europe trip before November 15th, travelers have the unique opportunity to lock in 2010 rates. Contiki is also offering $225 in savings for select tours eight days or longer.

“We will match the deposit and provide an excursion voucher to use towards optional activities while on vacation,” says Michelle Murray, Director of Marketing and Key Accounts at Contiki. “Travelers who plan their Europe Contiki trip early will receive exceptional value.” The offer is combinable with Contiki’s early payment deal for trips booked six to 12 months in advance.

Contiki’s most popular trips are eligible for the Preview sale, including Greek Island Hopping, European Discovery, and Egypt and the Nile. For details, restrictions, and most importantly to reserve your spot, visit or call 1-866-CONTIKI.

About Contiki: Contiki has helped students and young professionals travel to the world’s most fantastic destinations for over 45 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, Mexico, Canada & the USA. For more information, visit

Press Release: Contiki Kicks Off New Auction Site With 99 Cent Sale


Website Launches on December 8, 2009 With $0.99 Starting Price on a 14-Day European Travel Package

ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 03, 2009 – Contiki Holidays, the industry leader in designed vacations for 18-35 year olds, is pleased to announce the launch of its first-ever auction website, which permits travelers to bid on various international and domestic vacation travel packages.  Going live on Dec. 8, 2009, at Contiki will open the bidding at $0.99 on its most popular vacation itinerary, the 14-day European Discovery.   This package ordinarily sells at a retail price of approximately $2,220 per person.

After the introductory $0.99 minimum, hopeful bidders have one week until the deadline on Dec. 15, 2009 at which point the highest bidder receives the action-packed trip of a lifetime.  There is no minimum reserve requirement and the winning bid reflects the final price for that vacation.

“Realizing our travelers are dollar-wise, technologically savvy and always looking for fun places to go, Contiki Holidays proudly offers the new online auction service,” Contiki’s President, Greg “Fish” Fischbein.  “In the spirit of the Holidays, we bring the gift of European travel for less than a cup of egg nog!”

The European Discovery is a two-week trip taking travelers through London, Amsterdam, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Paris.  The trip includes an expert tour guide, transportation, accommodations, daily meals, local sightseeing, and optional activities.