Tour Talk: Contiki launches first-ever vegan-only trip to Europe

Contiki Vegan Tour

Stalwart tour operator Contiki have announced their first-ever vegan-friendly European itinerary, conceived in response to the growing health movement which has seen an estimated 500,000 Aussies turns towards a vegan lifestyle.

Travellers wanting to head out on guided tours around Europe without having to worry about the lack of animal-free alternatives can rest easy knowing this one-off trip, titled the Vegan Food Europe Explorer, has been put together with a “vegan food odyssey” in mind.

An eight-day itinerary, starting in Berlin 16th August and ending in Budapest 23rd August, will visit cities renowned for leaning towards meat-centric local cuisines, challenging perception and uncovering some local secrets along the way.

The trip will be guided by London based @thelittlelondonvegan and Dusselford based @laurafruitfairy, chosen for their expertise on all things plant-based.

Throughout the journey, food-centric experiences will include a vegan cooking class in Budapest (run by @laurafruitfairy), a private plant-based EatWith dining experience with locals in Berlin, a dreamy dinner cruise along the Danube river, and a chance to sample a wide range of vegan delicacies on an interactive food tour in Berlin.

These will sit alongside essential cultural experiences like a locally guided bike tour of Prague, a classic music concert in Vienna, and several wellness excursions such as soaking in the famous Széchenyi traditional thermal baths in Budapest.

As far as accommodation goes, expect some comfortable and well-regarded budget hotels like Moxy in Berlin, and a&o in Budapest. All stays will include bespoke vegan breakfasts served exclusively for the hotel’s Contiki guests.

Interested? Go ahead and book into the Vegan Food Europe Explorer (16th-23rd August 2020) here. Prices start from $2,264 as part of Contiki’s up to 20% off global sale. Standard pricing starts from $2,829, so get in quick.

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

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