Contiki stays cool in the hottest destinations

The arrival of winter in Europe may bring cooler climes but there is plenty to experience that’s sure to get temperatures rising.

From skiing in the Alps to bathing in hot springs in Iceland, Contiki’s new 2017-2018 Winter Europe brochure is jam packed with cool travelling experiences guaranteed to make winter the sexiest season.

Winter in Europe is not all about skiing and snowboarding in sub-zero temperatures, the season delivers a host of amazing experiences including the chance to visit some of the largest Christmas Markets in the world, eating your way through seasonal specialities including Bavarian Pretzels and the must try ‘Chimney’ cake found in the streets of Budapest.

Visting Europe in winter has major benefits; think the same amazing European sights with less people, lower prices and the comforting winter sun beating down.

New and improved for 2017-18, the European Encounter 16-day itinerary is the best way to see Europe with a small budget, small window of time and a big list of Must Dos. So what’s different? Due to the popularity of this trip’s summer departures, the itinerary will now follow the same route and include Berlin, Prague, Salzburg & Cinque Terre. After the success of its inaugural departures last year, the off-the-beaten-track Iceland itinerary is back! This trip lives up to all the hype exploring Iceland’s unique landscapes, with a visit to the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon and an excursion to see the famous Northern Lights.

The 2017-18 Europe Winter programme hits up some of the best Christmas markets, offering legendary winter experiences and foodie adventures. On Contiki’s Christmas in Paris  travellers will explore the famous glittering Champs Elysees markets, wander through cobbled streets to the tunes of local Parisian buskers and enjoy a Christmas gift from Contiki with a Cabaret show and Champagne at the famous Moulin Rouge. For those with time to spare and waistbands to stretch, the 20-day European Vista will have young travellers munching on ‘Kaiserschmarrn’ in Vienna – a shredded pancake, which literally translates to “Emperor’s Mess”, bringing together the two great passions of travel and food.

Travellers who book their 2017-18 winter adventure before 14 June 2017 and pay in full will be able to take advantage of a 7.5% discount with Contiki’s Early Payment Discount. There’s never been a better time to book and enjoy an epic European winter experience at the lowest possible price.

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