What size "Groups" do you service?
We offer discounts and services to two kinds of "Groups". We use the term "Small Groups" to refer to groups of four, seven and ten, and "Custom Groups" to refer to groups of 20 or more. In both instances all 'group' members must be traveling together on a specific itinerary and booking at the same time.
What kind of discount can my Small Group get?
Funky Four - For groups of four we offer a Funky Four discount which allows for a 5% savings when 4-6 people travel on the same tour at the same time. These tours are not customized and you must speak with a Reservations Agent to get the discount applied to the price of your tour. Super Seven - For groups of seven we offer 7.5% savings for each person traveling when a group of 7 people book the same tour at the same time. Perfect Ten - For groups of ten we offer a 10% savings to each person traveling, or the 11th person can travel for FREE!
For the Super Seven or Perfect Ten discounts, please contact the Custom Groups Department by phone at 1-866-475-7023
What is a Custom Group?
A Custom Group is a minimum of 20 people who are all traveling together on a specific itinerary and booking at the same time. All Custom Groups have exclusive use of a Contiki Tour Manager, Coach and Driver. All of our Custom Group prices are quoted on a NET, non-commissionable, per person price.
Where can my group go?
Contiki suggests you review and select one of our 70+ itineraries offered. We can then modify these itineraries to fit your group's specific needs. Remember Contiki only operates group tours in regions of our expertise. Contiki has touring expertise in Custom Group travel in the following regions: Europe, United States including Hawaii and Alaska, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt & Morocco
Do the passengers in a Custom Group all have to be between 18 - 35 years old?
We have operated many educational itineraries for groups containing both students and young people under the age of 18, as well as chaperones and professors over the age of 35. As a custom departure your group will have exclusive use of coach, Driver and Tour Manager. Contiki Tour Managers tend to be in their late 20's / early 30's.
We strive to provide the fun and excitement all ages enjoy and look for in any travel experience. In addition, we have experienced much success with older groups who still lead an active lifestyle and travelstyle. Contiki's Custom Group policy for student groups requires at least 1 adult chaperone for every 10 passengers under the age of 18. These chaperones are required to stay with the group at all times. Please remember that the Tour Manager and Driver are in charge of the group's operations and travel, not the group's participants.
Who are some of your past/present Custom Group clients?
Universities, high schools, religious youth groups, band and performance groups and clubs
Does the group leader travel for free?
Free spaces are subject to the group size. To reduce the cost per person you may want to divide the "free seat(s)" amongst the group applying the savings to each passenger's cost. Contiki is flexible, the choice is yours.
What about air?
Contiki will be happy to include flights for your group. Or, we can quote on a "land only" package and let you organize your group's flights.
Please note: Group air prices are different than those listed in our brochures and on our Web site.
Call by phone at 1-866-475-7023