Get them to check out the Contiki website and Facebook page before they go – there are also lots of forums/pages with great tips from previous Contiki travellers. The tour guides are great and know all the ins and outs of and what to do (and not to do!) in each country. Make sure they get all the necessary visas for the countries they are going to, get any vaccinations necessary for the countries they are visiting, and possibly even a flu vaccination before going (if the new one isn’t available, even the previous years can be of benefit). Talk to your doctor for the best advice for where they are going, and the time of year. Make sure they have reverse charges phone numbers to call home if caught without a phone, and most importantly, tell them to have the time of their lives! I met my husband – a Kiwi – on Contiki 20 years ago, and made some brilliant friends.

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Published 24th October 2019

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