Posted: 22 Feb 2018 Contiki offers the ultimate music inspired travel experience with new Product: Contiki Sounds

 Contiki caters to their travellers’ musical interests by launching two new Limited Edition, Contiki Sounds trips, both heading to Reading Festival and built exclusively around music experiences.

Travel brand Contiki launches new Contiki Sounds trips as part of their Limited Edition series. The product sees Contiki partner with one of the UK’s biggest summer parties, Reading Festival, offering Contiki travellers a VIP festival experience like no other. The two trips will also include additional musical experiences and the chance to see some of the UK’s top destinations. The combination of musical education, partying at one of the world’s biggest musical festivals and immersing into UK culture makes these two of Contiki’s most exclusive Limited Edition trips.

The product amplifies all the amazing opportunities travelling with Contiki has to offer. It’s a product which combines travel and unforgettable experiences and ticks what 18-35 year olds want - in this case music. Choosing Reading Festival with Contiki also eliminates the hassle and stress which can come with trying to purchase the hottest festival tickets around.

The trip gives Contiki festival goers the luxury of being dropped off at the festival gates in one of Contiki’s cool coaches. And once the travellers arrive at the festival they will be based in the best location, where they can find pre-erected premium tents complete with air mattresses and sleeping bags, plus a VIP pamper zone decked out with hair dryers, straighteners and mirrors, private showers and toilets, unlimited phone charging stations and breakfast included every morning.

The Contiki Reading Festival perks will ensure the smoothest and most enjoyable travel experience possible, with passengers already having had the chance to bond with their fellow travellers, enabling them to arrive at Reading with a full festival squad. In addition to the festival access and a VIP experience, Contiki travellers will also be treated to visiting some of the UK’s most loved destinations, where they can enjoy unique music inspired experiences. Both Contiki Sounds (7 Days), and Contiki Sounds (10 Days) will be departing in August 2018 and are now on sale.

Reading Festival, is the longest running festival in existence, having hosted some of the world’s most famous acts over the years, including Eminem, Green Day, Paramore, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters and Metallica. With multiple stages and a variety of rock, indie, R&B and hip-hop music, Reading Festival promises to offer something for every traveller’s musical interests. The 2018 line-up has just been announced and includes headliners like Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Fall Out Boy, Post Malone and Wolf Alice.

Contiki’s Marketing Manager, Kele Scheppers, comments on the Contiki Sounds offering – “We’re proud to be going to Reading Festival and showcasing England’s significant music history with a wealth of unforgettable travel experiences which cater to our traveller’s needs.”

Contiki Sounds (7 Days): Departing from London, this trip will head to Oxford, Bath and Bristol, before reaching the main Reading festival event. On route, travellers will have the chance to do some Banksy spotting in Bristol, stop off at Winsor Castle and explore the beautiful city of Oxford. Trip Dates 21/08/2018 – 27/08/2018.

Contiki Sounds (10 Days): Departing from London, the 10-day Contiki Sounds trip will visit UK destinations including York, Cambridge, Liverpool, Birmingham and Cardiff, before heading to the gates of Reading Festival. On-route experiences include a visit to the Cavern Club - home of the Beatles in Liverpool, an Oasis walking tour in Manchester and delving into Birmingham’s legendary rock music past. Trip Dates 18/08/2018 – 27/08/2018.

The new Contiki Sounds project is one of a number of successful projects to receive funding from the UK Government’s £40 million Discover England Fund. The Fund is administered by VisitEngland and involves a programme of activity to ensure that England stays competitive in the rapidly growing global tourism industry, by offering world-class English tourism products to the right customers at the right time. The Fund is a central government funded programme of activity, supported by match funding by partners in the public and private sectors.”

VisitEngland Chief Executive Sally Balcombe said:

“The Discover England Fund is all about offering innovative products and broadening England’s appeal and this project will drive visits from the important youth market, spreading the economic benefits of tourism across the country.”

For more information on Contiki’s trips throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Asia and Latin America check out contiki.com.

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