Whether you’re one of the over 91 million vegans living in the U.S., or simply curious about switching up your vacation diet, group travel expert for 18-35 year-olds Contiki has unveiled a new vegan-friendly tour of Europe in 2021, in response to growing demand from travelers seeking animal-free alternatives.
Guided by experts on all things plant-based, the eight-day trip, Vegan Food Europe Explorer hosted by @thelittlelondonvegan and @laurafruitfairy , will take travelers on a vegan food odyssey around some of Europe’s coolest cities. Rising to fame as world-renowned vegan hotspots, the trip covers Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest, with extra stops along the way.
Starting in Berlin on August 28, 2021 and ending in Budapest on September 4, 2021, an authentic discovery of vegan cuisine with like-minded travelers is guaranteed. Top foodie experiences 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 the chance to sample a wide range of vegan delicacies on an interactive food tour in Berlin. The trip also coincides with one of the world’s largest vegan festivals – The Vegan Summer Festival – in Berlin, so travelers can immerse themselves in even more plant-based delights.
Immersive cultural experiences such as a locally guided bike tour of Prague and a classical music concert in Vienna, the home of Beethoven, are also included. Plus, wellness excursions from a morning yoga class in Prague, to a soak in the famous Széchenyi traditional thermal baths in Budapest are featured in the itinerary.
Accommodations include the Moxy in Berlin and A&O in Budapest, with bespoke vegan breakfasts served exclusively for Contiki guests.
“Food and travel go hand in hand and it can be a challenge for those practicing veganism, or moving towards a more plant-based diet, to have the chance to experience local delicacies in certain parts of the world,” says Donna Jeavons, director of sales and marketing, Contiki, in a statement. “A dedicated vegan trip has been a dream itinerary for us, one we had hoped to do in 2020, but we had to put these plans on hold due to the pandemic. We are now really looking forward to welcoming travelers on to this culinary adventure in 2021.”
Prices for the Vegan Food Europe Explorer trip hosted by @thelittlelondonvegan and @laurafruitfairy start from $2,839 per person, inclusive of seven nights’ accommodation, seven vegan breakfasts, one vegan lunch, five vegan dinners, the expertise of vegan influencers, a dedicated vegan Contiki Trip Manager and driver, all transport on the trip and a number of included experiences.