Over the years we’ve seen plenty of romantic proposals during Contiki trips, and couples who are looking to share unforgettable experiences and lifelong memories return to us for their next adventures. Kele Scheppers, Marketing Manager for The Travel Corporation, tells readers why choosing Contiki to fulfil your honeymoon dreams is the way to go.
“Contiki’s range of holidays is geared for the 18 to 35 market and they offer such a wide range of choice,” says Kele. Add in the perfect balance of free time and included sightseeing, twin share rooming and of course all the logistics planned it makes perfect sense for young couples to take a Contiki-moon.
Kele looks at six different travelling couples and matches them with the perfect honeymoon that will tick all their personal boxes.
Let’s take our time
Contiki’s Greek Island Hopping is perfect for honeymooners wanting to take their time as they get to spend three nights each in Mykonos, Santorini, Ios and Athens. “Loved up couples have all the time in the world to let Greece get under their skin,” says Kele. “Think charming fishing villages, shops, volcanoes, spotless beaches, olives an ouzo!” Contiki has included stays in top-quality, air-conditioned hotels with breakfast daily and four extra dinners. There’s also a guided tour of Athens, seeing the Windmills of Mykonos, an optional Mykonos by Night tour and more. This trip starts and ends in Athens and is perfect for history buffs and lovers of Greek Mythology
Lovers of all things Italian
The Italian Espresso is the one trip that gives honeymooners a full week of la dolce vita and a healthy dose of all things Italian. This 8 day trip visits Venice, Florence, Rome and the smaller cities of Chianti, Pisa, Verona and San Gimignano. Couples can ooh and aah over antipasto & Chianti in a 16th century Tuscan winery, dine on regional specialties in local trattorias, boat through the canals and islands of Venice (now that’s totally romantic), and explore the architecturally magnificent city of Florence. Expect comfy hotels and plenty of world-famous espresso and pizza on the way.
Cuddle up on a Ski Adventure
What could be more perfect for a newly-wed couple than the wintry landscapes of Austria, complete with cosy fires and lots of Après Ski. Outdoorsy and adventurous honeymooners will love Austria Ski where the slopes are the limit and discounted equipment hire, ski passes and ski and snowboard lessons are on offer. Stay in Contiki’s private and newly renovated Gasthof in Hopfgarten enjoying breakfast daily. Outings include a day trip to the home of the ‘Sound of Music’ is Salzburg, taking in the village vibe and sampling fantastic Austrian fare such as rosti pork knuckles.
Paris, the City of Love
Who doesn’t want to eat baguettes and sip French wine in the gardens near the Eiffel Tower? It doesn’t get more insta-worthy. Contiki will hook young married couples up with their Road to Paris trip – the one that brings Venetian charm, Swiss vistas and a fabulous Parisian fling in seven whirlwind days.
This trip starts in Split (Croatia) and then moves up through Europe over seven days taking in Venice, Lucerne and Ljubljana (Slovenia) and ends in Paris. Included is a gorgeous Paris by Night Tour where you’ll get to see that famous Eiffel Tower all lit up plus the beautiful Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and a water taxi experience through the canals in Venice.
Sail away on a Croatian Cruise
Take to the high seas! This Croatian Island Escape is perfect for water babies who want to spend their honeymoon sailing the seven seas. Ok, maybe not all seven seas but the Dalmatian Coast is certainly a good one to start with!
“Sparkling seas, white sands, historical hotspots, Croatia is the Mediterranean jewel that has it all,” adds Kele, “and there’s no better way to experience this paradise than by island hopping your way from beach to beautiful bay.” From the ancient hamlets of Hvar Island and the Venetian architecture of Korcula to Dubrovnik’s iconic Old Town, you and your significant other will cruise along the Adriatic on Contiki’s very own traditional sail boat, soaking up all those rays while we drift lazily under the cloudless skies. Sheer bliss.
This sailing trip is particularly good value with seven nights’ on board accommodation (with breakfast daily, two dinners and five lunches) plus included experiences such as the Diocletian’s Palace in Split.
“Many of these trips are currently available on Contiki’s Preview Special Offer. You get to travel in 2020 at 2019’s pricing and take a further 10% off,” concludes Kele.