Contiki vs Travel Talk - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.7
Guide — 4.7
Activities — 4.7
Lodging — 4.7
Transportation — 4.7
Meals — 4.7
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 4.9
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

Fantastic organisation, got to see the world with no stress and with awe

0.0 August 2019
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Sophie was amazing and did her best to give my group all the information she had and made sure everyone had options and ideas of what was happening throughout the whole trip. Making sure everyone felt included and safe. Would definitely recommend this trip for travellers who want a slow pace trip but still with all the contiki fun.
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EXCELLENT SERVICE

0.0 August 2019
A
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This trip is amazing if you want to get a taste for everything NZ has to offer! Perfect for adrenaline junkies. Even on days with poor weather our Tour Manager Bryce and Driver Louis made sure we still had amazing activities planned, our trip never skipped a beat thanks to these two!
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An awesome trip

0.0 August 2019
E
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Its an awesome trip with awe inspiring sights, amazing cities and crazy fun adventures all round. And The activities are well worth doing as they provide an experience you won’t ever forget.

Tour Contiki Company Reviews

Had the most incredible time exploring Egypt

0.0 September 2019
B
Recommends
Had the most incredible time exploring Egypt. Loved the cruise on the Nile- such a relaxing way to travel. Comfy bus, good hotels.
Guides were awesome. Friendly and very knowledgeable. Thanks Mostafa and Michael.
Would highly recommend the optional trip to Abu Simbel - stunning!!
Can’t wait to book my next trip with travel talk.
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Truly a great experience

0.0 August 2019
TS
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I had the most amazing time doing the Best of Balkans tour. Beautiful places and great experiences. The best part was without a doubt our tour guide Bojan. Because of him I will always remember the Balkans with a warm heart. Truly a great experience. Thank you!
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The Amazing Turkey by land tour was absolutely amazing

0.0 August 2019
M
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The Amazing Turkey by land tour was absolutely amazing. It was well planned and a great introduction to the major cities of Turkey as well as the different landscapes and seas, history, food, culture and traditional crafts. Our guide, Mustafa was very knowledgeable and added so much value to the experience whether it was an explanation of the evolution of Turkey, recommendations on the optional activities or restaurants or a good bad joke. My highlights included a traditional Turkish bath, Turkish pottery demonstration, exploring the Saklikent gorges, paragliding and the hot air balloons in Cappodocia.
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Tour Travel Talk Tours Company Reviews

Tours 658 Trips 0 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 215 $ 0
Operator Type Mixed Land & Cruise Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Styles
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Group Tours
Service Level Budget N/A
Regions
  • North America
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • 18 - 35
  • Adventure
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Sailing
Headquarters Anaheim, California, United States Istanbul, Turkey
Year Established 1962 2000
Solo Friendly Good for singles, No single supplement Good for singles
Tour Languages English N/A
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    About Contiki

    Since 1962, Contiki has been a leader in providing exceptional global experiences for 18-35 year olds.

    What Makes Contiki Stand Out?

    Contiki offers a huge amount of tour options tailor made for younger travelers. They pride themselves on creating lifelong memories among international groups of like-minded travelers. They offer a comprehensive selection of trips, over 300 of them, all over the world.

    Their product range spans three different styles based on the pace of the trip: Discovery Plus, In-Depth Explorer, and Easy Pace. Make sure to read the details of each trip and choose the right one for your travel style.  

    Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Contiki?

    Is Contiki only for 18-35?

    Yes, Contiki is specifically for travelers between the ages of 18-35.

    Sociable, spontaneous, and easy-going travelers who are between the ages of 18-35 will definitely love the Contiki travel experience. These are trips for those young people who travel for the sheer joy of meeting locals, experiencing the nightlife, relaxing in the sun, and pounding the pavement for the next unique local gem. 

    Having a good time, being active, and spending less time in museums is something to expect on a Contiki tour. If you’re the kind of young person who likes meeting a lot of new people, are excited to try new things Contiki could be a good choice.

    Contiki trips are very much about being young and having fun - so you might miss a particular cultural attraction in favor of a group decision to instead explore a local market or neighborhood not in the guidebooks. Contiki tends to attract partiers more than bookworms.

    The guides and groups are generally warm and welcoming.

    Top Destinations

    Contiki offers 300+ trips in over 50 countries. They are especially popular for young travelers looking to explore Europe and Asia. Other top regions include Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand.

    Contiki Travel Style

    Contiki trips keep budget very much in mind when designing their trips. Expect a mix of 2 to 3-star hotels, guesthouses, and hostels on most trips. Contiki uses a mix of private coaches and public transportation to get around.

    The Contiki travel style is designed to allow for spontaneity - appreciate and get to know the culture through immersive activities, outdoors adventures, and local gems, off the tourist path.

    Contiki trips can be found in 6 broad themes:

    1. Discoverer - For the widest mix of sites and activities. These trips are multi-country and city, jam packed with attractions and hidden gems.

    2. High Energy - For those travelers who are all for maximizing their fun day and night.

    3. In Depth Explorer - If cultural travel is what you gravitate to, these trips are going to suit you the best.

    4. Independent Insider - For if you value a lot of free time to explore, setting your own schedule and curating the experience for your interests.

    5. Camping - Truly budget travel, sleeping under the stars, camping trips with Contiki are currently available in Europe.

    6. Winter & Ski - Hitting the slopes and Christmas markets in Europe, enjoying some off-season perks like fewer crowds and lower prices.

    7. Sailing, Cruise, Beach - If being out on the water is your bread and butter, and suntanning on the beach calls your name every time you travel, these trips are for you.

    8. Festivals & Short Stays - Festival travel has grown in popularity, especially among younger crowds. Contiki will help organize these often confusing and crowded events.

    Why Choose a Tour With Contiki?

    Contiki is a great choice for younger travelers looking to socialize with others during their trip. All of their travelers are between the ages of 18-35, and having a good time is one of their primary reasons for traveling with Contiki.

    Groups are a mix of people from the US, Canada, Australia, and the U.K.

    They have lots of experience leading cultural tours in different parts of the world and have a wide range of options to choose from.

    About Travel Talk

    British company, Travel Talk, strives to provide top notch travel experiences at reasonable prices.

    What Makes Travel Talk Stand Out?

    Travel Talk was born out of the desire to make extraordinary experiences accessible to ordinary people.

    They have many niche tours such that finding a tour suited to your interests is easy, and you’re guaranteed to meet like minded friends along the way! All tours are led by local experts who are there to make your experience unforgettable.

    Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Travel Talk?

    In their own words, travelers on their tours “have a desire to get off the beaten track, experience the culture and tradition all while having a little fun.” Single travelers are more than welcome, and provided you don’t mind sharing a room, no single supplement is required (with the occasional exception on sailing tours).

    However, unlike their commonly compared counterparts, Contiki and Topdeck, Travel Talk presents itself as less of a constant ongoing party and more of a cultural experiences tour. Not to say there is not the occasional night out on the town - only that the more introverted may enjoy Travel Talk more than Contiki or Topdeck.

    Top Destinations

    Travel Talk’s most popular tour destinations include Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Greece. Travel Talk also offer a range of tours to The Balkans, Africa, Ski Bansko, Croatia, Asia and plenty more.

    Travel Talk Style

    Travel Talks travel style is all about cultural discovery and having a good time. Accommodations are chosen within a variety of comfort levels, and Travel Talk strives to choose where you stay and how as it’s own experience - not just as an afterthought.

    Travel Talk tours are budget conscious, but depending on the destination, you may experience anything from a 5 star resort to riding aboard a traditional felucca on the Nile.  

    Why Choose a Tour with Travel Talk?

    They are committed to providing a real, adventurous, cultural, and above all local experience. Yet they are careful to not force the comfort zone too far. You will receive outstanding service, accommodation, transportation, and attention from your tour guides. Itineraries cover the must see tourist spots as well as hidden gems. It’s the perfect travel experience that won’t break the bank.

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