Contiki is a favorite tour company with the young adult crowd. They are well known and well established with more than 270 tours around the world to choose from. The company is one of the first tour companies that was specifically designed for young adults and they offer tours for travelers who are between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, with the average age being 26 years old. Contiki has years of experience offering fun and energetic tours that focus on the aspects of travel that may appeal to the young adult crowd.
Travelers who choose Contiki include both solo travelers (about 55%) and travelers with companions (about 45%). Contiki tour managers put a lot of energy into making sure the experience is fun and lively. This is a great tour for anyone who wants to make some new friends while they're experiencing new places. Travelers come from around the world with more than 50 countries represented.
Contiki offers tours that go exclusively to Spain as well as Grand Europe tours that make several stops in Spain and some that begin or end in Barcelona. There are also tours of the Mediterranean that include Spain, France, and/or Italy or trips that combine Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. The trips can last anywhere from about a week to close to a month or more and prices are reasonable.
Major destinations in the exclusively Spain tours include Madrid, Bilbao, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Barcelona, Ibiza, Granada, Seville, and Cordoba.
Contiki is a fun and budget friendly way to explore Spain. The accommodation is basic and the food is mediocre, but the price is reasonable and the experience is fun. For the more adventurous and budget minded there are camping trips available as well.
In general, Contiki tours pack a lot into a short amount of time so you should expect early mornings, late nights, and long days with long bus rides. There are slower paced tours available as well if you'd like to spend more time in a few cities.
Tours are roughly 20 to 50 in size and are staffed with a "tour manager" and driver. Tour manager organize all of the activities and accommodation so you don't have to worry. They help ensure everyone is having fun and staying safe during their travelers. The driver is well trained and works hard to make sure you make it safely from point A to point B.
This overview of Spain can't be beat, as you'll venture from the north to the south visiting the Basque, Barcelona, Madrid, and the coastal beach areas in the south. There's even a stopover in Ibiza! And with Contiki's reputation for providing a great time to younger travelers, you can be sure that you'll see the local nightlife as well.
This adventure through Spain, Portugal, and Morocco will show you the local food, history, and culture of the area. For hundreds of year, Morocco imposed its cultural and religous influence onto the Iberian peninsula, and now you get to benefit from that culture clash by visiting the the amazing museums, terrific restaurants, and fun nightlife of cities that date back millennia.