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Packing guidelines for a Contiki Winter tour!

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Packing guidelines for a Contiki Winter tour!






Going for a Contiki European tour in the winter?

Not sure what to take with you?

Well worry no more as below there is an extensive list of the ideal items to take!



Winter packing:


  • The following is a suggested packing list for a Contiki winter tour to Europe. People are individuals though and often have personal preferences and opinions as to what to bring. The following then is not a definitive list, but should give you a good guide as to what you should pack for your European winter tour.


  • Clothes

  • 1 rainproof jacket/small umbrella

  • 1 or 2 shorts/skirts

  • 1 thick sweater

  • 1 swimwear (some hotels may have pools)

  • 2 or 3 pairs of jeans

  • 2 or 3 T-shirts

  • Underwear (lots)

  • Socks (lots)

  • 2 or 3 casual shirts

  • Trousers

  • Dresses

  • 1 set of smart clothes (eg tie, blazer, jacket or suit for evenings out while on tour)

  • 1 thick, warm jacket

  • scarf, gloves and warm winter hat


  • Shoes

  • Comfortable walking shoes – waterproof if possible – snow is cold and wet

  • Thongs/flipflops/sandals

  • ‘Going out’ shoes


  • Toiletries

  • Toiletry bag

  • Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Deodorant

  • Make up, moisturizers and hair products

  • Suntan lotion – just because it’s cold doesn’t mean there is no sun

  • Handkerchiefs/tissues

  • Insect repellent

  • Lip balm


  • Miscellaneous

  • Travel Clock

  • Sunglasses

  • Plastic bags

  • Washing powder

  • Sewing kit

  • Aspirins/medications

  • Pens and writing materials

  • Rechargeable phone card

  • Power adapters

  • Day bag

  • Overnight bag

  • (An overnight bag is simply a small backpack-sized bad that you bring yourself and you pack with clothes, toiletries and anything you think you may need for the next day. This can often make your travel experience easier as it is more practical than carrying a large bag or suitcase up small hotel stairs where there is no elevator, onto a ferry or onto a cable car up a mountain).

    Overnight bags are a good idea on some one night stops or for other overnight stops on tour where it is more practical to have a small bag rather than a large piece of luggage.

  • Label your suitcase inside and out with your name and your home address and perhaps attach a sticker, ribbon, patch or other unique identifier to your luggage to make it easier to spot.

  • Carry a copy of your passport, visas, travel and other important documents as well as your travellers cheque numbers (if you use them) with you in your luggage. You should also leave a copy of all this information at home with someone trusted and contactable while you are away.

  • Don’t pack your travel documents and passport in your luggage, rather take it with you in your carry luggage.

  • Remember to bring more than enough of any medication you might need along with you and carry prescriptions for any medications that you carry with you.


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