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2016 Europe Super Sale

Deals on Tours, Hotels & more

We've got exclusive deals on flights, tours, accommodation and more to kick off your Europe 2016 adventure...

Oh Europe. Don't we all just want to be there. Right NOW! Witness jaw-dropping historical sights, stumble happily from gigantic beer halls, fall madly in love with the world’s most romantic cities, or yodel yourself hoarse on green pastured mountain peaks... Europe is a must for any travel bucket list.

Fly to London

with Etihad Airways

From $795one way
  • Boasting economy class smart seat providing passengers with even more comfort in economy on selected flights.
  • Etihad have been voted “World’s leading Airline" five times
  • Operating the latest A380 & Boeing 787 aircrafts for the ultimate travel experience
  • Over 750 hours of on demand entertainment on board, with accompanying noise cancelling headsets

Win back your trip*

Book any Contiki, G Adventures or Busabout Tour to Europe that departs in 2016, upload a photo of yourself in your STA Travel store to Twitter and tag with the hashtag #thetimeisnow, which tour company you are travelling with and your destination and go into the draw to win back the cost of your tour up to the value of $2500!

BOOK NOW PAY LATER - Save up to $805!

Secure your Contiki Europe Summer 2016 tour for $100! No fees & no early payment deadlines - pay the balance 10 weeks before departure.

  • European Highlights  - WAS: $2,205, NOW $1824
  • Greek Island Hopping - WAS: $2699, NOW: $2159
  • European Whirl - WAS: $2,805, NOW $2,322
  • Croatian Island Escape - WAS: $1,745, NOW: $1,424
  • European Discovery - WAS: $2,665, NOW: $2,132
  • Greek Island Adventurer  –WAS: $1665 NOW: $1332
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Save up to $559 on small group tours

  • Best of Spain & Portugal - WAS: $2799, NOW $2239
  • Best of Iceland - WAS: $2499, NOW $1999
  • Berlin to London on a Shoestring - WAS: $1249, NOW $999
  • London to Rome Adventure - WAS: $1299, NOW $1,039
  • Turkey On A Budget - WAS: $1249, NOW $999
  • Highlights of Ireland - WAS: $1799, NOW $1439
  • Venice to Budpest Express - WAS: $1699, NOW $1359
  • Rome to Budapest on a Shoestring - WAS $1599, NOW $1279

    For travel by 31/12/16
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Europe Accommodation Deals

Call one of our travel experts to get up to 25% off your Europe accommodation. From backpacker hostels in the heart of the action to luxury hotels - we have a great range of accommodation to suit all needs and budgets. Give us a ring for access to all the hottest Europe hotel and hostel deals.

Book by 17th August 2016 for travel by 27 Feb 2017.
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travel Insurance deal*

Enjoy increased peace of mind while you're away with our Comprehensive Travel Insurance plan - our highest level of cover. No matter where in the world you go, from a relaxing beach in Thailand to the Rio carnival, we got your back! Call us today to get 20% off comprehensive travel insurance.
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Terms & Conditions

10% off bus passes:
Lock in Busabout 2016 Hop on Hop off passes at 10% off 2015 brochure prices. This deal is available on all Busabout 2016 Hop on Hop off passes. A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person, per trip is due 7 days from booking creation. Final payment is due October 31st 2015. This offer applies to new bookings for 2016 only, booked between August 13th and August 17th 2015 through STA. Trip itinerary and inclusions may change in accordance to the new Busabout 2016 brochure. Promocode THETIMEISNOW16 must be quoted at time of booking. Bookings can only be made through our reservations team on 1300 287 226. This offer is not combinable with any other offer. Prices are in Australian Dollars. See Busabout, Haggis & Shamrocker 2015 brochure for full Terms and Conditions

20% off travel insurance:
Discount applies to STA Travels "Comprehensive" Policy only and offer ends 17th of August.

25% off accommodation:
Valid for bookings until 17th August 2016 for travel until – 27 Feb 17. Subject to availability.

20% off G Adventures tours:
Promo Code: 16PA020EUR01
Promo name: 2015 STA Aus 20% off Europe
Sales dates:13-17 August 2015
Travel Dates: by 31 December 2016
Destination: Europe (excluding Middle East /North Africa, and selected Greek Sailing - GVAM, GVMA, GVMS, GVSM, GVSS)

20% off Contiki:
Europe Summer Preview 2016 applies to new bookings only, made between 13th August 2015 and 17th August 2015. Offer can be withdrawn at any time. Itineraries and content are based on trips featured in the 2015 Europe Summer brochure, however, items such as, (but not limited to), departure dates, hotels, meals, sightseeing inclusions, destinations, transfers and transportation, are subject to change. Europe Summer Preview 2016 is not applicable on the following: Outdoor Escape, Southern Escape, Northern Escape, Winter itineraries, London Explorer packages, Festivals & Short Stays. A non-refundable deposit of A$200 per person, per trip is required within 7 days of booking. By paying your deposit, you are agreeing to accept the finalised version of your trip itinerary upon the release of the 2016 Europe Summer brochure. In return, Contiki will honour the Guaranteed Price, even if the final trip price increases. In the event that your finalised trip price is lower, Contiki will refund you the difference. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges and does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or its agencies. Europe Summer Preview 2016 offer is combinable with brochure discounts but cannot be combined with any other promotional offer. The 10% Early Payment (‘Pay Early’) discount is only valid on trips 7 days or more, it is subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time. Discount applies to the land portion of the trip only. To qualify for the Pay Early saving, final payment is due by 17th December 2015 or 45 days prior to departure from Australia whichever comes first.

Insurance Deal
Travel insurance is issued and managed by AGA Assistance Australia Pty Ltd ABN 52 097 227 177, AFSL 245631 trading as Allianz Global Assistance for the insurer Allianz Australia Insurance Limited ABN 15 000 122 850, AFSL 234708. STA Travel arranges this insurance as agent for Allianz Global Assistance. Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. Before making a decision you should consider the Product Disclosure Statement available from your local STA Travel store or online at See in store for full terms and conditions. ATAS Accreditation A10872

Win Back Your Trip

1. Information on how to enter and prizes forms part of these Conditions of Entry. Entry into this promotion is deemed acceptance of these Conditions of Entry.
2. Entry is reliant on the purchase of a European Contiki, G Adventures or Busabout Tour departing in 2016, and open to Australian residents only, aged 18 years or older. Employees and immediate families of the Promoter and suppliers, providers and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter.  3. The promotion commences Thursday 13th August 2015 at 9am (AEST, Australian Eastern Standard Time) and closes Monday 17th August 2015 at 11.59pm (AEST, Australian Eastern Standard Time).4. To be eligible to win, entrants must complete the purchase of a European tour departing in 2016 at any STA Travel retail store during the dates of the promotion. Entrants must upload a photo of themselves in store to social media with the #thetimeisnow, the supplier and the destination they will be travelling to. 5. The winner will be drawn by a panel of STA Travel representatives at 10am on the 5th September 2015 at STA Travel Level 3, 6 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Victoria, 3006. The winner will be notified by email (within 24 hours). Their name and entry will be published on and via our social networks. In the event that the prize notification email is returned as undeliverable, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected from all remaining (non-winning) eligible entries. Names of the winners (first name, last initial and city/state of residence) will be announced in the STA Travel e-newsletter.6. The Promoter, STA Travel, reserves the right to request proof of residency at the stated address and identification for verification (to the Promoter's satisfaction in its discretion) before issuing the prize. Incomplete or incomprehensible entries will be deemed invalid. Entries containing and/or depicting illegal, sexually explicit or morally or racially offensive content will be ineligible to win. The Promoter's decision to disqualify an entry is final and no correspondence will be entered into. No responsibility will be taken for lost, late or misdirected entries.7. The Promoter may award the prize to another entry if the prize remains unclaimed within a 3 month period after the prize notification email is sent. In the event of any winner in the unclaimed prize judging, the winner will be notified by email and the winner's name and locality will be published on  A re-draw will occur on December 4th 2015 at 10am, drawn by a panel of STA Travel representatives at STA Travel Level 3, 6 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Victoria, 3006. The winner will be notified by email (within 24 hours). Refer to section 5 for publication of winners.
8. There will be up to 3 (three) winner(s) of this promotion valued at up to $2,500 per person.
9. The winning eligible entry will win the cost of their tour back up to the value of $2,500. Prize is valid for tour departures in 2016 and all travel must be completed no later than 30SEP16. The Contiki, G Adventures or Busabout tour is to be booked through STA Travel. Reservations must be made during the dates specified in part 3 and any alterations to the tour made by the customer will be at their own cost. Prize is to the total value of AUD$2,500 per person, and is non-refundable, non-transferable or redeemable for cash. Any costs incurred over the $2,500 prize limit must be paid by winners.  Conditions apply, see in-store for details. 10. Flights, spending money, accommodation, meals, travel insurance, passports, visas, transport to and from departure point and all other ancillary costs that are outside the cost of the tour (including Contiki port charges and food funds), as well as obtaining any of these, are the responsibility of the winner. Any cancellation fees or changes to the itinerary will remain the cost of the passenger.11. Prize cannot be taken as cash. 12. In the event of war, terrorism, state of emergency, disaster or any other circumstance beyond the control of the Promoter, the Promoter reserves the right to either provide an alternative travel destination to the same value as the original prize or, subject to any applicable laws or written directions made under applicable legislation, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion.13. The Promoter will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the prize except for any liability, which cannot be excluded by law. The Promoter will not be responsible for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information communicated in the course of or in connection with this promotion if the deficiency is occasioned by any cause outside the reasonable control of the Promoter including without limitation technical malfunctions or failures. Tax implications may arise from the receipt or use of a prize. Independent financial advice should be sought. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner may be required to sign a legal release in a form determined by the Promoter in its absolute discretion. 14. If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned because of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion subject to any written directions under applicable legislation. The Promoter also reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who the Promoter has reason to believe has breached any of these conditions, or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the promotion. The Promoter's legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender are reserved. 15. The Promoter is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participants or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in or down-loading any materials in this promotion. 16. All entries and any copyright subsisting in the entries become and remain the property of the Promoter. The Promoter collects contact information about entrants in order to contact them about the promotion and where appropriate award prizes and may also use the information to assist the Promoter in improving goods and services and to contact entrants in the future with special offers via any medium including mail and commercial electronic messages. If you do not provide the information, you cannot participate. 17. The laws of Australia apply to this promotion to the exclusion of any other law. Entrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Australia. 18. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Eligible persons understand that they are providing their information to the Promoter and not to Facebook. The information an Eligible Person provides will only be used for the purposes outlined in these Conditions. Any questions, comments or complaints about this Competition must be directed to the Promoter and not to Facebook 19. The Promoter is STA Travel Pty Ltd of Level 3, 6 Riverside Quay, Southbank, VIC, 3006 Australia.
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