lactose intolerance, and gluten intolerance will be
catered for in most instances. There are, however
some meals and activities that are fixed in advance
and therefore cannot be modified to suit dietary
Please notify your reservations agent (my Contiki)
of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
For those suffering from particular food allergies,
your trip manager will endeavour to disclose to their
fullest knowledge the main ingredients in the dishes
being consumed. It is, however, your personal
responsibility to ensure that you do not ingest any
foods to which you are allergic
Drinking contaminated water is an easy way to get
sick whilst travelling, so naturally many travellers
are cautious. However, instead of creating a hard
and fast rule that you are best to avoid tap water in
Europe, know that in many countries, including all
Western European countries, the water is perfectly
safe to drink. So, save on buying and using plastic
bottles and bring along a reusable water bottle
on your trip instead. You can fill this up at the start
of each day and feel good that you are saving on
plastic and pennies.
Despite most of Europe offering safe drinking water,
there are some destinations where you should
exercise caution. This is not so much due to water
being contaminated, but rather that you have not
develop immunity to the water in the same way as
the locals have. The destinations to avoid drinking
tap water in Europe are the following:
Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary,
The Greek Islands, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia,
Morocco, Egypt, and Jordan.
Summer (approximately June to August) can be very
hot everywhere we travel, which means that it can be
quite uncomfortable for those not used to the heat.
Not all our Contiki Special Stays, hostels, hotels, or
boats have air-conditioning or fans.
A COUPLE OF RULES
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips.
Possessing or smoking drugs not only contravenes
the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of
the group at risk. Smoking marijuana is part of
local culture in some parts of the world but is not
acceptable for Contiki travellers.
Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure on
their trip. We don’t tolerate any form of violence
(verbal or physical) or sexual harassment at Contiki,
either between passengers or involving our Contiki
crew. As noted in the booking conditions (6.5.1)
Contiki has the right to remove you from trip for
breaching the above conditions.
Contiki has a firm commitment to providing a
secure & safe environment for all our travellers.
This is regardless of but not limited to gender,
sexuality, ethnicity or religious beliefs. We have a
zero-tolerance policy on bullying or harassment
being directed at any of our travellers and/or our
team members. Harassment & bullying can take
a variety of different forms & if you are made to
feel uncomfortable or intimidated by another’s
behaviour during your trip we would ask that you
talk to your Trip Manager. Alternatively, if you witness
any behaviour that you feel is unacceptable then we
would also encourage you to raise this with your Trip
Manager. If your Trip Manager has been unable to
resolve a situation to your satisfaction & you would
like to escalate to a higher level, or if you don’t feel
comfortable discussing the matter with them, you
can contact us via email specialist.support@contiki.
com or call +44- 203-368-8501 for assistance.
We recommend that you check your government’s
advice for their latest travel information before
your departure and that you ensure that your travel
insurance covers you for all areas in your itinerary.
FOOD & DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
Your Trip Manager will endeavour to cater for specific
dietary requirements where possible. Vegetarianism,