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UK travel discounts

Ready to get more out of your life in the UK? We’ve partnered with a network of travel business and lifestyle partners to give you exclusive discounts to help start your UK adventure.





Topdeck do epic Eurotrips, Big Game safaris, American road trips, sailing voyages, pyramid expeditions, outback explorations and Asian adventures for travellers between 18-39.  They realise that everyone’s different – which is why Topdeck trips offer loads of free time to play, discover and channel your inner explorer. 

Purchasing any of our Kickstart packages will get you access to fantastic deals with a minimum 10% off Topdeck trips. Simply email and quote "1st Contact” to find out more.

Check out more deals on the
Topdeck website.


TravelTalk Tours

TravelTalk is one of the top tour operators for 18-35 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.

If you become a Kickstarter, you can look forward to a 5% discount on any advertised offer when you mention "1st Contact".

Click here for more info on Travel Talk Tours


Contiki Holidays

Contiki Holidays is the worldwide leader in unforgettable travel experiences for 18-35 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.

Ts and Cs: 10% off all departures. All discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip). Combinable with loyalty discounts (‘Travelling Again’). Not combinable with any other discounts. Discounts are subject to availability & may be withdrawn at any point without notice.

You can visit their website here.

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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.

You can visit their website here


Haggis Adventures

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.

You can visit their website here.



Sail in Greece Adventures

Want to spend a week island hopping through Greece on an enormous party boat? Sail in Greece Adventures offers fun-filled holiday packages for 18 to 35-year-olds looking to experience exclusive parties surrounded by breath-taking scenery.

The local crew and owners are passionate about providing an unforgettable experience for travellers who want to smash reality and live the unreal.  Sail in Greece Adventures have offices in London and Athens, and are open 24/7 to assist you. If you purchase a Kickstart package, you can look forward to a 25% discount on any Sail in Greece Adventures cruise. 

You can visit their website here.

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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.

Visit the Stoke Travel website


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Go Sail Turkey

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.

Visit Go Sail Turkey's website



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.  

Visit the Backpax website


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Beats Travel

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.

Visit the Beats Travel website

Italy on a Budget

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.

Visit the Italy on a Budget website




Run by travellers, for travellers, Intrepid lead the way in terms of sustainable, experience-rich worldwide travel.

Go sailing in Croatia, walking in Spain or eat your way through Italy… and that’s just the start! Age, pillow preference, budget, travelling solo or together as a family? We’ve got you covered. All that matters is where you’d like to go. Our mission is to deliver the best travel experiences to anyone who’s up for them. A soft landing or a wild take-off? Intrepid has what you need.

Purchasing a Kickstart package will unlock a 5% discount per person off any Intrepid trip worldwide. Simply quote “promo 53016” when booking.

Visit the Intrepid website



Back-Roads Touring

At Back-Roads Touring, we’ve spent over 25 years crafting small group holidays that delve a little bit deeper. Tours that don’t simply drop by the top sights and major cities, but invite you to see a destination through the eyes of the people who know it best: The locals who call it home. Where journeys are made for absorbing never-to-be-forgotten views and each day ends in a cherry-picked boutique retreat loaded with local charm.

In 2015 and 2016, Back-Roads Touring won “Best Small Coach Holiday Company” at the British Travel Awards. We’re especially proud of these awards because they are voted for by our loyal customers.

Visit the Back-Roads website

We have some exciting news
for all our Kickstart clients...

Kickstart is rebranding to 1st Contact Sable International! For the last 18 months we've been slowly merging with our big brother, Sable International. Over the next few months we're going to complete that merger.

This will in no way affect your relationship with us. We're not going anywhere, as the entire Kickstart team will be in the same roles at Sable International. You'll still get that great Kickstart service, just under a new name.

We'll be keeping you in the loop as we prepare for the next exciting phase in this rebranding.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

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