Topdeck Travel provides long and short trips for intrepid travelers. Whether you’re looking for festivals, skiing trips, sailing trips, sight-seeing or a safari, Topdeck offers an extensive choice of trips across Europe, the Middle East, the USA and Africa.

Purchasing any of our 1st Contact packages will get you access to fantastic deals and discounts from Topdeck Travel. Simply email a.soni@topdecktravel.co.uk and quote 1st Contact to find out more.

TravelTalk is one of the top tour operators for 18- to 35-year-olds, specialising in adventure and discovery tours to Egypt, Greece, Croatia, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Jordan, Syria and Morocco. Travel Talk is the leading Mediterranean and ANZAC tour operator and is dedicated to providing amazing deals for their customers.

You can look forward to a 5% discount on any advertised offer when you mention that you’re a 1st Contact client.

Contiki Holidays

Contiki Holidays is the worldwide leader in unforgettable travel experiences for 18- to 35-year-olds. For over 40 years, Contiki Holidays has been taking travelers to incredible destinations around the world, including Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

This hop-on hop-off travel network is designed exclusively for the independent and budget-conscious traveler. The Busabout coach network covers 34 destinations in nine countries, including Europe’s most exciting capital cities.

Busabout's adventures and festivals offer great value trips and are a fantastic way to travel. Whether you’re interested in the highlights of Italy and Spain, sailing along the Croatian or Turkish coast, exploring Eastern Europe and North Africa or partying at Europe’s most famous festivals, Busabout can help get you there.

Haggis Adventures has been running legendary trips for backpackers and independent travelers since 1993. Getting explorers off the beaten track in Scotland, England and Wales, their reputation has been built on trustworthy “word of mouth” recommendations.

Striving to make each trip the best one yet, excursions range from day tours to 10-day adventures. Offering specials for Easter, Christmas and Hogmanay, each trip is hosted by proud, local guides, inviting travelers to love each country as much as they do.

Stoke Travel

Stoke Travel is the favourite travel company of open-minded international travellers. Based in Barcelona, the team is known for their surf, festival and party tour packages that are perfectly priced for the backpacker budget.

Take a road trip, a surfari or visit the mountains for a snowboarding session - there are dozens of events every year at multiple European destinations. The Stoke Travel Passport gives travellers the option to visit more than 20 destinations with flexible itineraries.

Go Sail Turkey is the best way to see Turkey! Sleep under the stars, swim with sea turtles, get an en-suite cabin as standard, share cold beers with your shipmates, tuck into three amazing meals every day and dive into secluded bays.

With both 4-day one-way and 7-day Turkey sails, you’ll be sure to find the right route at the best price that fits into your travel plans. Ask us their special group offers and add-on land tours to Gallipoli, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Istanbul and ANZAC Day specials.

Get 5% off by using the discount code EXPAT5 when submitting an enquiry form.

Backpax specialises in budget travel around the UK and Europe. Backpax is your one stop shop for route planners, travel tips, jobs, hostels, tour reviews, Q&As and much more.

Every year they produce an illustrative map with UK sights, hostel listings, tours and jobs which can be downloaded here.

Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with the latest budget travel deals.  

Beats Travel creates an alternative travel concept , integrating culture, nightlife and music festivals to provide an experience for young travellers. The company revolves whole-heartedly around music, festivals and working with artists and DJs from around the world.

Beats Travel is not your average travel company - think secret locations, cult nightclubs and underground music events - whilst providing an insider snapshot of the individuality and uniqueness of each country visited.

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Italy on a Budget

Italy's number one travel company, based in Florence, offering epic trips around Italy for young adventurers aged 18 -39. Day tours and multi-day tours around major Italian destinations including Florence, Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Venice and lots more.

  • Great value for money
  • Local and passionate crew
  • Authentic experiences
  • Meet other travellers of the same age
  • English only
  • Fun, fun, fun!

Use the code 1STCONTACT and receive a 15% discount on any of our tours online.

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