Tag Archives: Europe

12 reasons why bite-sized is best: Top tapas in Spain

By Contiki Holidays There’s just something about a bunch of tiny portions that brings us so much culinary joy. Small, edible bundles of delight that make our mouths oh so happy. What are we talking about? Tapas of course, our absolute favourite part of Spanish cuisine (sorry paella, but you just can’t beat those ham … Continue reading 12 reasons why bite-sized is best: Top tapas in Spain

The best of the wurst : Germany’s top eats

By Contiki Holidays People travel to Germany for all kinds of reasons. Some go to experience the world famous Oktoberfest in Munich, some go for a taste of Berlin’s nightlife and some simply want to eat a bloody Bratwurst. If you don’t have a clue what German food is, we’ve got you covered as we … Continue reading The best of the wurst : Germany’s top eats

2016’s Travel Bucket List

With so many countries to visit, narrowing down your list can be a chore. That’s why we’re here to help you figure out your 2016 Travel Bucket List! Europe Where you’re going to go: Belgium/Netherlands/Germany/Austria/Italy/Switzerland/France How you’re going to get there: Contiki’s European Magic Trip Where else would you get to experience 7 countries in … Continue reading 2016’s Travel Bucket List

Halloween in Transylvania

Transylvania: it’s a real place and it’s wonderful. We briefly touched on the destination in a previous blog post, but with the announcement of Busabout’s new Transylvanian Halloween Trek, we thought it was worth taking a second look. Fast Facts Not a city, but a region in Central Romania Population: ~7 million Most well-known for … Continue reading Halloween in Transylvania

5 Reasons You NEED to See Dublin

1. Guinness Storehouse & Jameson Distillery Some of the most famous names in alcohol got their start in Ireland. You’ve surely heard of Guinness, the thick dark stout practically synonymous with Irish pubs. Whether you love the stuff or hate it, it’s difficult to deny that a trip to the Guinness Storehouse is a must-do … Continue reading 5 Reasons You NEED to See Dublin

An Itinerary of Central-Eastern Europe

Whether you choose to take on Eastern Europe on your own, or go with a group (like Contiki’s Eastern Road), you’ll probably find yourself wondering how to make the most of your time there. Here are our picks for the top sights to see (and the things you can safely skip). 1. Slovakia Like most … Continue reading An Itinerary of Central-Eastern Europe

5 Events You’ve Gotta Put on Your Europe Bucket List

By Contiki Holidays Here are a few events to add to your bucket list… 1. Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany Girls – grab your dirndl & guys – don some lederhosen and head to Munich. Get involved in an important part of Bavarian culture and the world’s biggest beer festival. Enjoy steins, pretzels, bratwurst and sauerkraut … Continue reading 5 Events You’ve Gotta Put on Your Europe Bucket List

5 things you never thought of doing in Europe…

1. Go WWOFFing. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but thanks to WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) there is such a thing as a free stay while you help grow other people’s lunch. WWOOF is an international organization that puts you in touch with organic farms and smallholdings looking for a … Continue reading 5 things you never thought of doing in Europe…