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Most companies have taglines and slogans. At Contiki, we have a way of life. It’s called #NOREGRETS. We treat every day as a new adventure. We build friendships that last a lifetime. We live for the moment and embrace all that the world has to offer. #NOREGRETS isn’t just a travel philosophy. It’s at the heart of everything we do.

life is there to be lived. make sure you look back with #noregrets

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EUROPE summer 2014/5 #NOREGRETS Make every moment count Life’s an adventure Backstage Pass Our travel styles Do things with passion Blockbusters & back streets ME Time Taste Europe

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The original since ‘62 Europe made easy Join us online Value & savings Superior Trips Superior Trips - Multi-Country Tread lightly. People Superior Trips - In-Depth Regional Why we love Europe

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Tread lightly. Projects Budget Trips Winter Trips Festivals & more Stay longer Got a question? Contiki Cares Booking conditions How to book

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trip index 2014/5 SUPERIOR Trips Multi-Country

SUPERIOR Trips in-depth regionaL

Summerfrom US$175/day Winter from US$145/day

Summer from US$130/day Winter from US$131/day

European Magic

London & Paris

10 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.32

7/9 days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.50-51

Amsterdam to Barcelona

London, Paris & Amsterdam

11 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.34

European Discovery 13 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.36

Best of Europe 10/13 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.38

European Inspiration 20 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.39

European Encounter 17 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.40

European Impressions 19 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.41

European Vista 22 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.42

European Explorer plus cruising options

9 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.51

16 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.69

Spotlight on Greece plus cruising 8/12 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.69

Aegean Classic & Golden Fleece Cruises 6/9 days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.70-71

10 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.51

10 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.71

Ireland

Turkish Sailing

8 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.52

8 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.72

Scotland & Ireland

Croatian Island Hopper

13 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.52

8/9 days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.73

England & Scotland 9/10 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.53

Croatian Island Cruising

Scotland

9 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.74

6 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.53

Greek Island Hopping

Ultimate European plus Greek Island Hopping

FESTIVALS & DAY TRIPS

46 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.94

Ultimate European plus Egypt option

From US$70/day

46 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.94

European Adventurer 38 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.95

Greek Island Adventurer 9 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.95

Munich Oktoberfest 4-7 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.109

Pamplona – Running of the Bulls 4-7 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.110

Greek Sailing

Pamplona plus Bilbao BBK Live

8 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.96

6/8 days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.111

Great Britain & Ireland

13 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.76

17 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.54

Mykonos & Island Cruising

European Trail

Bilbao BBK Live

24 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.98

5 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.111

8 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.77

Eastern Rocker

London Explorer

9 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.99

3/5 days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.112

Eastern Trail

Easter in Amsterdam

9 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.99

4 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.112

Western Rocker

Edinburgh Festival & Military Tattoo

Mediterranean Trail 10 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.55

Mediterranean Trail plus Greek Island Hopping

18/14 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.44

21 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.55

Road to Athens plus Greek Island Hopping

Mediterranean Trail plus cruising

30 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.45

13 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.55

Road to Athens plus cruising

Mediterranean Highlights

22 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.45

13 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.56

European Panorama

Simply Italy

29 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.45

12 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.58

Italian Espresso 8 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.60

Spanish Spree 14 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.62

See p.105 for more.

Berlin to Budapest

Easypace trips.

11 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.64

Berlin, Prague & Vienna

fold me over & use me as a

9 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.65

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Vienna & Budapest

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Spotlight on Greece plus Greek Island Hopping

London, Paris & Rome

Road to Athens & Road to Rome

See p.12 for more.

4 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.69

Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey

34 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.43

These trips also operate in Winter.

Spotlight on Greece

Berlin & Prague 7 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.65

BUDGET Trips

Summer from US$139/day Winter from US$133/day

8 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.100

Trail to Rome

4 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.112

European Horizon

17 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.100

Royal Ascot

11 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.84

Trail to London

1 day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.112

European Highlights

16 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.101

Christmas in Paris

Best of Russia

4 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.113

8 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.101

Christmas in Amsterdam

Russia Plus

4 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.113

12/14 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.102

New Year in Paris

Scandinavia

4 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.113

10/13 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.103

New Year in Amsterdam

Scandinavia & Russia Plus

4 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.113

23 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.103

St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin

15 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.86

European Whirl 20 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.88

European Experience 21 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.89

European Escapade 26 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.90

European Spirit 22 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.91

European Contrasts plus Corfu & sailing options 30 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.91

London to Athens

4 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.114

WINTER Trips, SKI & snowboard

22 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.92

From US$91/day

Eastern Road

London to Athens plus Greek Island Adventurer

Winter Wanderer

13 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.66

30 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.93

25 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.106

Egypt & The Nile

London to Rome

Ski or Board Austria

8 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.68

17 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.93

1 or 2 weeks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.107

5 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.65

Hogmanay in Edinburgh 4/5 days ....................................p.114

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The world is an amazing place. Full of wonders to discover, adventures to inspire, and unforgettable memories just waiting to be made. No one knows this better than Contiki. For over 50 years we’ve connected countless young travelers with the time of their lives by following one simple rule: Make every moment count. It’s what drives us to provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences, with a commitment to unbeatable service and

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exceptional value. That’s what makes for the ultimate travel experience. So what can you expect from a Contiki trip? Everything and more. We’ve sourced uniquely spectacular accommodations all throughout Europe (like our very own 16th century French Château). We know what restaurants serve the best local cuisine (the squid ink pasta on the

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island of Capri is like nothing you’ve ever tasted!). And we give you exclusive Backstage Pass access to the can’t-miss attractions and events Europe has to offer. Our local know-how ensures an up-close and personal European experience you’ll never forget. Our team of extensively trained & traveled experts take care of all the details so you can focus on what matters most – making every moment count!

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“action expresses priorities ” - MAHATMA Gandhi Some truths are easily taught but much harder to live. After 52 years we’re proud to say we’ve lived a few of our own. They’re not just words we say, they’re words we live by: Make every moment count. You only get one shot at life, but if you do it right that’s all you’ll need. We’re about people, not things. It’s our individuality, diversity, and yes, even our own loveable quirks that make this crazy world go ‘round.

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Life’s an adventure. Push yourself - you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.

Do things with passion. Life isn’t just there to be lived; it’s there to be loved.

Be young... and stay that way no matter what your age.

Tread lightly. Respect our planet and all its inhabitants. Walk through the world, not over it.

Challenge everything. There’s no such thing as impossible, only what has yet to be achieved.

Be part of the story. Don’t sit on the sidelines - get involved and make your mark.

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SOME PEOPLE CALL EUROPE A RITE OF PASSAGE. AT CONTIKI, WE CALL IT AN ADVENTURE. THERE’S NO OTHER CONTINENT ON EARTH THAT COMBINES SUCH AN ECCLECTIC MIX OF CULTURE, HISTORY, CREATIVITY, AND SHEER AWESOMENESS. IN SHORT, EUROPE IS WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT: ADVENTURE. WHERE WILL YOURS TAKE YOU? WORDS WE LIVE BY: Adventure isn’t just something you do, it’s an attitude. It’s stepping outside your comfort zone, meeting

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new people, and embracing different cultures. It’s having the courage to go further. Life’s an adventure. Start yours today.

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Insider access included as standard. Traveling Europe is an experience you’ll never forget, and you want to see and discover as much as possible. Which is why Conitiki is proud to provide unparalleled service with exclusive access to all that Europe has to offer. We call it our Backstage Pass – and it’s what turns an ordinary vacation into an extraordinary adventure. Best of all, it’s free and comes included with every Contiki trip.

EXCL EX CLUS USIV VE inclusions After 52 years of traveling the continent, no other company gives you better access to Europe. The blockbuster attractions you’ve been dreaming about are included (we’ll even help you skip the lines!). We’ll also get you to the places in Europe that only a local “in-the-know” can – plus we get you there in style, with WiFi available on our coaches and most of the places we stay. See p.16-17.

EXCLUSIVE Options It’s your trip – and your time. That’s why Contiki gives you the freedom to explore at your leisure, discover on your own, or just kick back and soak it all in. It’s called ME Time, and it’s all about you. From our ME Time optional activities like bungee jumping in the Swiss Alps, to catching an authentic Mozart concert in Vienna, we offer a ton of exclusive optional extras that are guaranteed to make your time, ME Time. See p.18-19.

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More than just a place to unpack your bags and catch a quick nap, our accommodations are truly part of the Contiki experience. We either own or have exclusive arrangements with some of the most stunning properties in all of Europe – like our very own 16th century Chateau de Cruix in France, a breathtaking beachside resort in the Greek Islands, and an authentic Gasthof (or traditional German tavern) nestled amongst the hills of the Austrian Alps! See p.30-31, 48-49, & 82-83.

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EXCLUSIVE team We have over 400 European team members, all of them passionate travelers dedicated to making your trip everything you’d hoped it to be. They live and breathe “local Europe,” so if you want to get off the beaten path they can give you the inside track on what to do and where to go – all you have to do is ask! See p.14-15.

EXCL EX CLUSIVE FOOD From traditional goulash in Budapest, to mouthwatering pans of paella in Spain, our included dinners feature the best in regional cuisine served up by some of our favorite local European restaurants. See p.20-21.

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s canals & gable houses by night <Canal boat cruise & drinks

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Day 5: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;floating cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. Contiki Village (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles See the Bridge of Sighs, the Dogeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Palace & St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Square <Gondola ride along the canals

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STYLES Not all travelers are the same and we know that.

Some seek the creature comforts of home, while others just need the bare essentials. With our exclusive Backstage Pass, Contiki allows you to experience Europe exactly how you want to. Whether it’s stretching your budget to see as much of Europe as possible, or digging deep into one region and truly immersing yourself in the local culture, rest assured there’s a Contiki trip just for you.

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5 ways to go • Superior Multi-Country • Superior In-Depth Regional • Budget • Winter, Ski & Snowboard trips • Festivals & special events

easypace With minimum 2 & 3 night stays, later starts most mornings, & even more local meals, our easypace trips offer a more relaxed way to see Europe. Plus you’ll still get all of the Contiki exclusives included with our Backstage Pass to Europe. To find our easypace trips, look for the pink easypace tab on the Superior Multi-Country, Superior In-Depth Regional, Budget, and Winter trip pages.

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ACCOMMODATIONs • Discover tons of Europe with trips that visit many cities, regions & countries • Flotilla sailing in Greece • Regional trips to Russia, Scandinavia & Greece

• Discover tons of Europe with trips that visit multiple cities, regions & countries • Island cruising in Greece

• Explore Europe deeper with trips that visit specific regions, countries or cities • Many 2-3 night stops means more time to explore locally • Cruising & sailing options

• All hotels with ensuite bathrooms & the comforts of home • Feature Hotel experiences (p.31) • Free WiFi in most hotels

• All hotels complete with ensuites & all the comforts of home • Feature Hotel experiences (p.31) • Free WiFi in most hotels

• Hotels & Hostels • Contiki’s exclusive Special Stopovers like a French Château, Austrian Gasthof, Corfu Beach Resort, Swiss Chalet (p.82) • Contiki Village Cabins • Free WiFi at Contiki’s Château & Gasthof

• Twin-share hotel rooms • ‘A room to myself’ option • Triple-share room option

• Twin-share hotel rooms • ‘A room to myself’ option • Triple-share room option

• Maximum Quad-share • Many upgrades to Twin-share

How long & when?

• Trips from 10 to 34 days • Summer (16 trips) • Winter (6 trips)

• Trips from 5 to 21 days • Summer (36 trips) • Winter (15 trips)

• Trips from 8 to 46 days • Summer (28 trips) • Winter (6 trips)

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included meals

• Continental breakfast everyday • Lots of included meals • Many included dinners at local restaurants

• Continental breakfast everyday • More authentic local meals • ALL included dinners at local restaurants

• Continental or cooked breakfast everyday • Tons of home-cooked fresh local meals

• Tour Manager & Driver • Local Guides • Cruise Representative

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SKI & snowboard trips

Keep it cool with our ski & snowboarding packages in Hopfgarten, Austria. Ski Welt is Europe’s #1 ski area, combined with our very own Gasthof exclusive to Contiki travelers, makes this the perfect trip to experience unbelievable on-slope action and all-around wintry adventure! See p.107.

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From running with the bulls to raising a stein at Oktoberfest, we’ve got Europe’s legendary festival scene covered. Featuring Christmas & New Year’s trips to Paris & Amsterdam, day trips to Royal Ascot, Edinburgh’s annual Hogmanay celebration, and all the special events in between, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll never forget! See p.108-114.

SEE OUR AMAZING ACCOMMODATIONS: VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ACCOM OR DOWNLOAD THE FREE LAYaR APP & SCAN THIS PAGE.

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DO THINGS WITH meet the contiki team Imagine a travel buddy who knows Europe inside and out – where to eat, stay, shop, play, and above all, how to experience Europe in ways you’ve never thought possible. They’ll make the trip easy too. Dealing with day to day logistics like accommodations, border crossings, and hauling your luggage so you can focus on what matters most – making every moment count. Our Tour Managers & Drivers are your oracles of all things Europe. Want to hunt down the latest designer threads in Paris? No problem. Paraglide the Austrian Alps? Done. Your wish is their command. Just ask ‘em!

Our exclusive On-site Teams are set up throughout Europe to welcome you to your new home away from home. All 100 of them live locally and can’t wait to share their favorite hot spots and hidden gems. Our Local Guides are your destination experts. Showing you around their home cities is what they live for, and giving you that in-depth knowledge and passion that travelers crave. Our expert Guides give an insider’s account and personal perspective on just about everything you’ll see – and always with a smile. More than mere walking, talking guidebooks, each and every member of the Contiki team is a lifelong traveler whose sole passion is ensuring a European adventure you’ll never forget.

meet Cally & Adam On-site Team members, from Australia

Meet our incredible team. Visit contiki.com/team or download the free Layar app & scan this page.

Being a part of Contiki is awesome, the culture amongst our Team & travelers is what makes every day so amazing. We’re travelers at heart, but live on-site at the Contiki Gasthof in Hopfgarten. Being local, we’ll help you get even more out of your trip. We’ll sort your room before you arrive, cook you delicious meals – and we’re always around if you need anything, even if it’s just some good conversation. Without a doubt, it’s the most rewarding job we’ve ever had.

WORDS WE LIVE BY: For the Contiki team, the connections & friendships we’ve made around the world mean we work

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Local Guide, from Santorini, Greece I love where I live and sharing all the little secrets this beautiful island has hidden away. Enriching your trip is what makes my job so rewarding. I’ll show you the best places to eat, shop, and hang out… and I may even be able to get you some good deals along the way.

meet DAN

Tour Manager, from Australia For me, it’s all about knowing every location, offering in-depth knowledge of all the sites, and making sure you’re enjoying each and every moment of your trip. The experience and training I’ve received over the years is what allows you to relax and focus on having the time of your life.

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our team don’t expect tips, THEY’RE ALL ABOUT PASSIONATE SERVICE & EXCLUSIVE LOCAL KNOWLEDGE. Meet more of our team on p.48 & p.83.

Tour Driver, from New Zealand I traveled Contiki back in 2005 and loved it so much that I applied to become a Driver as soon as I got back home. After 8 years I love Europe more than ever. My sister even works with us now. I’ll get you where you need to be so you can arrive on time and get straight to exploring.

better together & have fun doing it. That’s why people are at the heart of everything we do – we’re about people.

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WE MAKE SURE YOU SEE THE VERY BEST - THE ICONIC SIGHTS & THE HIDDEN GEMS. ALL INCLUDED. From the Colosseum to the Berlin Wall, Europe is epic, brimming with spectacular sights you simply have to see to believe. And with Contiki in charge, you won’t miss a single one. We cover many of your entry fees too, and thanks to our exclusive access, we’ll even save you time by skipping the lines at many of Europe’s must-see attractions – like the Eiffel Tower and the Vatican! We’ll show you those parts of Europe you probably wouldn’t think to look for without a local friend in the know; the bustling corner bakeries, quaint cobblestone streets, and amazing architectural treasures carefully hidden in every city. It’s just more ways we make every moment count – and it’s all included as standard with your Backstage Pass to Europe.

Europe’s blockbusters, ALL included: – Berlin Wall – St Mark’s Square in Venice – Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona – Skip the line at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, plus the Vatican & Colosseum in Rome – A traditional beer hall in Munich – Bicycle tour of Amsterdam – The Leaning Tower of Pisa Plus tons more, see our trip pages

Discover the real Europe With included cycling tours, orientation talks at every stop, plus provincial wine tasting, and locally guided special access walking tours, you’ll see Europe through a local’s eyes.

Exclusive Experiences We unveil the real Europe even more on our exclusive sightseeing tours like “Special Access Rome” or “Paris by Night.” We also offer additional walking tours, mouthwatering meals, and other unique European adventures just waiting to be experienced.

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ME the last ingredient to that perfect trip begins with you. It’s finally here. The adventure of a lifetime. We know how long you’ve waited, and we’re committed to doing everything we can to make it everything you dreamed it would be. That means ensuring you have plenty of freedom to explore Europe on your own terms, at your own pace, in your own style. Whether it’s counting down to a bungee jump in Switzerland, indulging in a delicious wine tasting in the Rhine Valley, or the satisfaction of mastering that authentic Italian cooking class in Rome, or the adrenaline-pumping exhilaration of bobsledding your way to unprecedented bragging rights in Lillehammer. Our exclusive ME Time optionals offer a wide variety of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Best of all, we take care of everything – and because most ME Time optionals can be paid by a debit/credit card or local currency, it’s now easier than ever to turn your time into ME Time! See p.116 for more information.

WORDS WE LIVE BY: At Contiki, we are young. But being young isn’t just about age. It’s about treating each

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✓ OPTIONS ME TIME OPTIONALS

• Gondola ride, Venice • Cabaret Show, Paris • Whitewater rafting, Austria • River cruise & dinner, Budapest • Italian cooking class, Rome • Wine tasting, Rhine Valley • Flamenco show, Barcelona tour of the Vatican • Guided Museums, Rome • Bungee jumping, Swiss Alps • Schnaps museum visit & tasting, Vienna • Bobsledding, Lillehammer And many more!

Important: ME Time optional activities are not included in the price of your trip. They are run by 3rd party operators & on occasio ons, for some of the activities, travelers may be required to sign a waiver to participate. Before you leave, it’s important that you check your insurrance includes your participation in adventure activities & be aware that some of our optionals can be physically demanding & may involve some risk.

Look out for the “Don’t Miss” call outs on our trip pages for some great tips on how to spend your ME Time. ME Time optionals available per trip are highlighted by the M symbol in our itineraries and include:

and every day as a chance to let go, dream big, and live life out loud, utterly and completely with no regrets.

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TAS STE included picnic AT COntiki’s château de cruix

Meet the people behind the food. Visit contiki.com/FOOD or download the free Layar app & scan this page. There’s no better way to truly experience a new culture than through its food. And there’s no continent on Earth with a more appetizing array of deliciously diverse delicacies than Europe. Homemade baklava in Greece. Endless platters of succulent seafood plucked fresh from the Mediterranean. Even favorites like pizza will take on new meaning when they’re made the way the Italians intended. Here at Contiki, we’re all about authentic local cuisine. We tailor the food to your trip – and know all the best kitchens in Europe. Plus, with many of our ME Time optionals, there’s even more mouthwatering ways to tempt your taste buds. From an exquisite Italian banquet in the rolling hills of Tuscany, to a savory Spanish feast served with a side of flamenco dancing in Barcelona, the culinary possibilities are endless.

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While all breakfasts and many dinners are included, we leave your afternoons free to indulge your inner foodie and explore the multitude of local flavors just waiting to be discovered. Just ask our team about their favorite watering holes, or simply follow your nose wherever it may lead.

Superior In-Depth Regional Included dinners are enjoyed at our favorite restaurants, cafes, trattorias, and taverns – where regional specialties are served daily and local charm is always on the menu. See p.48 for more information.

Superior Multi-Country From a cozy bistro on the French Riviera, to authentic old-world trattorias in Rome & Florence, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to step off the beaten path and discover the true taste of Europe. See p.28 for more information.

Budget With loads of fresh produce always at their fingertips, our On-site Teams do a lot of home cooking. And quite frankly, they’re pretty darn good at it. From Swiss fondue in Switzerland, to Beaujolais red at our 16th century French Château, it’s all about capturing that incomparable European flavor. See p.80 for more information.

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A TASTE OF EUROPE FOR EVERY APPETITE Barcelona With the stars as your backdrop and open-air seating in an actual bullring, Cinco Jotas is THE place to sample tasty tapas, Barcelona style! Taste it on: Spanish Spree & Mediterranean Highlights trips Rome Learn to make pizza at Scoglio di Frisio with owner Eugenio, then taste the results at this rustic trattoria in the heart of the city. Taste it on: Best of Europe, Mediterranean Highlights, European Encounter & European Vista trips Prague Goulash anyone? Indulge Czech-style at Restaurant Plzenska. Taste it on: Best of Europe, Eastern Road & Berlin to Budapest trips Florence Experience Florentine cuisine at its finest at the renowned Gatto e la Volpe. Taste it on: Simply Italy trips Brussels Mussels, frites…chocolate mousse? It can only be Brussels. Get a bellyful at Chez Leon, then wash it all down with plenty of Belgian beer. Try it on: European Impressions trips Nice Discover why the French do it best with local favorites like onion tart, beef stew, cod & aioli sauce, panna cotta…the list goes on. Only at La Ferme Saleya. Try it on: Mediterranean Highlights trips Krakow From kielbasa to borscht, no one does authentic Polish cuisine better than the chefs at Ariel Restaurant. Taste it on: Eastern Road trips Budapest Hungry in Hungary? Eat your fill as the city floats by on our Danube river cruise. Taste it on: Berlin to Budapest trips York Taste a legendary British Roast at the Lowther Pub Taste it on: Great Britain & Ireland trips

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ORIGINAL APRIL 29, 1962. 1 BEAT UP MINI-VAN, 12 ADVENTURERS, 12 WEEKS, 1 CONTINENT, AND AN OVERWHELMING URGE TO EXPLORE LIKE NO ONE EVER HAD BEFORE. FROM THESE HUMBLE BEGINNINGS CONTIKI WAS BORN. AND WE’VE BEEN GROWING EVER SINCE... forever young Sure, the old vans are long gone, but that same spirit of adventure lives on in everything we do. It’s what drives us to connect young travelers with the time of their lives and deliver an unforgettable experience no matter where we go. 52 years ago, those 12 adventurers witnessed the birth of Contiki. Now it’s your turn to be part of the story.

EUROPE SINCE 1962

1977: india

1978: communist russia

1981: kia ora to NZ

1982: our château

1982: america 1991: canada

1984: down under

2009: asia

2011: latin america

WORDS WE LIVE BY: Every team member and traveler has written a chapter of the Contiki story. Now it’s your turn to be part of the story.

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CONTIKI EASY MADE

We ensure your trip is stress-free before you even leave home. From ideas on what trip to take, to what to pack or travel tips, we make it easy. FOR ALL THIS INFO & A WHOLE LOT MORE VISIT CONTIKI.COM/FIRSTTIMETRAVELER.

packing tips 101 Packing is easy if you’ve got the basics covered! Bring enough to cover you for a few days (who wants to be inside doing laundry when you could be checking out the sights?). It’s a good idea not to forget flip-flops & comfy shoes for when you’re out exploring too! You’ll need all your favorite creature comforts & bathroom essentials, sunglasses, plus adaptor plugs. (Note: On some Budget trips you’ll need a towel too)

first time traveler? We know your first big adventure can be stressful, so if you’ve got questions, let us know! Give us a call, drop us a line on Facebook, Tweet us or shoot us an email - our team of experts can help with anything & everything Contiki.

meetups MeetUps get you in touch with others on your trip before it even starts! It’s simple - book your trip, log on, share travel tips, like packing advice & countdown to your adventures with your new friends before you’ve even packed your bags. See contiki.com/meetups.

need a passport or visa?

Just remember that like most airlines, on our trips there’s a maximum of 44 lbs per person. We recommend leaving lots of space... for shopping of course!

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traveling solo?

Say hello to Shout! our hot new App smartphone users shouldn’t leave home without. From language translators, weather, currency converters & MeetUp functions, plus tips from Lonely Planet, it’s all about keeping in the know on the go. See p.24.

More than half our travelers go it solo, so on our trips you’re guaranteed to meet up with like-minded people from all over the world. And we make it easy to connect with other travelers on your trip through Contiki MeetUps before you leave home.

Getting a passport is easy, so don’t let it stop you from getting the journey started. Get ready for new stamps & new adventures wherever you want to go. Visit www.travel. state.gov & follow the links to the passport section, download & print the forms then apply (in person) & you’re done. Our tip: Passports can take some time to get back, so leave a good amount of time before taking your trip (just in case). Plus, most US citizens don’t need a visa to visit Europe. If you’re planning to visit Egypt or Turkey, then visa’s are easily purchased on arrival. And if you’re visiting Russia, visas can be purchased before you leave home at your local Russian embassy. Easy.

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ATM machines are readily available in Europe and our Team know the best places to access cash on the go. Take some cash & credit cards like Visa & for converting USD to European currencies, try our handy Shout! App when you’re on the go.

Summer in Europe can have soaring temperatures, so make sure to pack for the heat! Remember, even though it’s hot, it can get chilly at night, so bring something for any kinda weather. Jump online & check out the weather before you go.

WHEREVER YOU GO, YOU’RE ALWAYS CONNECTED Stay in the know. Stay in the now. With Contiki’s exclusive online trip tools, we’ll keep you connected to ensure you get the most out of your travel experience. Find out more at contiki.com

Download our App today - It’s Free. Shout! takes the photos, videos & updates of everyone on your tour to create one epic story of all your adventures. Save every moment & create your own real-time timeline to share with your friends and family back home. Find out more at contiki.com/app

meetups Connect with other travelers before your trip & chat on the go.

Travel tools Access your trip itinerary, maps & more. Plus view nearby hotspots provided by Lonely Planet. Looking for a restaurant? A museum? The population of Florence? Shout! has you covered. Includes content provided by

timeline Create a shared group timeline of your travel adventures.

social media Got a question? Our FB team would love to help out.”

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#CONTIKI on your tweets, we read everything.

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e-BrochUrEs Create a personalized Contiki e-brochure. Choose the trips you want to compare, then download or share on Facebook & Twitter. contiki.com/brochures

Check-in n Reviews Don’t take our word for it, check out trip reviews & see for yourself what our past travelers are saying about us. contiki.com/reviews

Looking for the lowdown on all things European? Look no further. From the latest fashions and hottest clubs, to the coolest bands and hippest hideaways, The Exchange is the only place to get tomorrow’s buzz on Europe today.

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With an exclusive inside track from those in the know – including bloggers, brands, special guest celebrities, and even our own travelers and team members – The Exchange will drop you smack dab in the here and now before you even touch down in Europe. contiki.com/exchange

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SAVINGS SAV You can’t do all that we do for less. See More. Do More. Get More.

Traveling independently can be expensive. Hidden costs & taxes, dodgy accommodations, unreliable transportation, and overpriced Locally Guided tours can end up costing more than you think. Don’t believe us? Compare a typical day on one of our Superior Hotel trips to the same day going it alone (see below). It’s a no brainer, right? And with Contiki, you get better accommodations, your On-road Team, more amazing food, and tons of exclusive inclusions you can’t get anywhere else. It’s all part of our Backstage Pass to Europe, always included as standard on every Contiki trip.

rome, italy

Breakfast including

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TRAVELING greece & italy with contiki

€12.00

€10.00

Included

€6.00

€3.00

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Day Metro pass (all zones)

Day Metro pass (all zones)

orange juice, fruit & coffee

Your daily travel

€19.50

€19.50

to your next destination

2nd class 25yrs or under based on the global pass valid in 22 countries for 1 month

2nd class 25yrs or under based on the global pass valid in 22 countries for 1 month

Guided historical city tour

€51.00

€36.00

Guided city walking tour through Rome & Rome bus tour

Athens city sightseeing & locally guided tour of the Acropolis

Three-course

€30.00

€31.00

local meal

A pizza making lesson & meal at Scoglio di Frisio, Rome

Greek delights at The Hani, Plaka

Accommodations

€71.20

€74.00

at a central city hotel

Regent Hotel, Rome

Hotel President, Athens

Hidden taxes

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Budget trips

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Transportation

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Traveling on your own can be stressful. Luckily, our passionate team of lifelong travelers is dedicated to delivering an unforgettable, hassle-free travel experience you’ll never forget. So what are you waiting for? Leave the stress to us and we’ll handle the rest.

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* Prices & exchange rates validated at July 31st, 2013 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s included in a Contiki trip price. Contiki pricing based on 22-Day European Vista (Winter) p.42, 9-Day Croatian Island Cruising p.74-75, & 24-Day European Trail (Winter) p.98.

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pay early & save more Book & pay early for the best deal on your trip & airfares. Don’t miss out as these discounts are subject to availability & may be withdrawn. Check contiki.com for latest availability.

#1 Save up to US$695 Pay in full on or before January 15th, 2014 & save up to 10%.

#2 Save up to US$520 Pay in full on or before March 31th, 2014 & save up to 7.5%. * Pay Early Savings of US$695 & US$520 based on 34-Day European Explorer + Mykonos Island option, see contiki.com/explorer-mykonos.

we have even more ways to save.

traveling again? If you’ve traveled with us or one of our sister companies before, we’d like to welcome you back with a 5% discount. See p.116 for more.

2 or more Book 2 Contiki trips of 7 days or longer at the same time & get US$50 off the cost of the second trip.

triple share Book triple-share & we’ll give you a 5% discount. (Available on many of our Superior hotel trips).

single traveler savings If traveling alone, share a room with another Contiki traveler of the same sex, twin room basis (non smoking). On our Superior trips, if you prefer your own room, we have cost-effective single supplements available. See each trip page for details. The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only. (This excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodations, any applicable food funds & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights to / from Europe that start or end your trip). You can combine loyalty discounts (‘Traveling Again’) group discounts (‘Book with Friends’), multi trip discounts (‘2 or more’) & early payment (‘Pay Early’) discounts on trips of 7 days or longer. Pay Early savings do not apply to bookings made within 45 days of trip departure & may not be combined with Last Minute Deals. Group discounts (‘Book with Friends’) are available on all trips.

book with friends We believe in the principle “the more the merrier.” So the more friends you can round up, the more you’ll save.

4 or more Everyone saves 5% 7 or more Everyone saves 7.5% 10 or more Everyone saves 10%, or invite an 11th for free!

CONTIKI LAYAWAY Let others help fund your trip! Got an upcoming birthday, graduation or special event? Once you’ve booked, register your trip online & share with your family & friends to help fund your adventure. You can also use Layaway to make payments yourself, allowing you to pay off your trip over time. contiki.com/layaway

US$20 Million Customer Protection The traveling public has always been concerned about the protection of their advanced bookings. As part of Contiki’s commitment to providing our customers with peace of mind in all dealings with Contiki, Travcorp Financial Services Limited has provided a letter of credit to Contiki for US$20 Million with respect to all customers traveling with Contiki.

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ALL ABOUT COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE, OUR SUPERIOR HOTEL TRIPS KEEP YOU CLOSE TO THE ACTION FOR THE ULTIMATE EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE.

2 ways to go multi-country

in-depth regional

• Spectacular Feature Hotels • See more in the time you have • Trips from 10 - 34 days • Options to start & end in London, Paris or Amsterdam • See p.30-31.

• Mostly 2 & 3 night stays, often later starts in the morning • Immerse yourself in a country or region • Trips from 5 - 21 days • Even more authentic, local meals • See p.48-49.

Exclusive Inclusions After 52 years of traveling the continent, no other company gives you better access to Europe. We’ll even help you skip the lines at all the can’t-miss attractions like the Eiffel Tower & the Vatican. Plus, we’ll get you around in style – with WiFi available on our coaches and most of the places we stay.

Exclusive TEAM More than just walking, talking guidebooks, our teams live and breathe local Europe so they can give you the inside track on where to go & what to do. Your wish is their command. Just ask ‘em!

Exclusive options

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price:

EXCLUSIVE food Superior trips include all breakfasts and most dinners. But we don’t include lunches so you’re free to maximize your ME Time and experience local flavors that suit your taste & budget. Our In-Depth Regional trips include even more local meals for delicious discoveries in the places you visit.

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WiFi

91% of our Superior properties have FREE WiFi! Staying connected is easy.

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Exclusive accomModations Twin-share hotels with all the comforts you’d expect, including in room TV, en suite, pool, gym, bar & free WiFi at most locations. It’s the perfect place to rest your head after a long day of exploring.

With ME Time, we make sure you get to see Europe just the way you want to. It’s about the freedom to explore the local market at your own pace, linger over that second cup of espresso at your favorite café, or treat yourself to a locally guided tour of Rome’s Imperial sites.

Location, location, location! We get you closer to the must-see attractions with easy access to public transportation so you won’t miss a moment. From the Moulin Rouge & Sacre Coeur in Paris, to Old Town in Prague & the Duomo in Florence, you’re always just a heartbeat away from the action.

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easypace eas sypace e With minimum 2 & 3 night stays, later starts most mornings, and additional local meals, our easypace trips offer a more relaxed way to see Europe. Plus youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll still get all of the Contiki exclusives included with our Backstage Pass to Europe. Look for the pink easypace tab on the Superior Multi-Country & Superior In-Depth Regional trip pages.

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MULTI-COUNTRY

SUPER RIOR HOTEL TRIP

• Always twin-share as standard • Spectacular Feature Hotels • ‘A room to myself’ option • Triple-share option • easypace options – take it easier • Options to start or end in Paris, London or Amsterdam

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We NEVER charge our passengers any extra money if they’re choosing to travel solo. We’ll match you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. And since more than half of our travelers go it alone, you’ll meet others just like you – all of them looking to have the time of their lives.

‘A room to myself’ option Of course, if you prefer a little more privacy, you can always pay a little extra for a room to yourself. Check out the trip price panels for details. Limited single rooms available.

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PACK EVEN MORE EUROPE INTO YOUR TRAVELS WITH OUR SUPERIOR MULTI-COUNTRY TRIPS. ALWAYS TWIN-SHARE WITH EXCELLENT AMENITIES - PLUS A FEW UNIQUELY STYLISH UPGRADES ALONG THE WAY.

feature hotels - relax in style Château de Fontager, Rhône region.

Mount Titlis, Swiss Alps.

Spend an unforgettable night in this exquisite French castle overlooking the River Rhone. Feast on French cuisine, take a dip in the pool, or just sit back and take in the magnificent French countryside.

With year-round snow and majestic mountain views for as far as the eye can see, it’s an Alpine adventure you’ll never forget. Spend the morning getting into the great outdoors, then climb aboard one of the world’s only revolving cable cars and head for the summit of Mount Titlis to explore beautiful Glacier Park.

Hotel Cabala, Rome. When in Rome, there’s no better place to stay than a Roman villa. With a lavish pool and stunning views of the Italian countryside, Hotel Cabala is a welcome retreat after a busy day exploring the bustling city.

Aphrodite Resort Hotel, Mykonos. Set on one of Mykonos’ most beautiful beaches, this incredible Greek resort has something for everyone. Swim, snorkel, or simply soak up the sun – and with some of the best nightlife around, you’ll never want to leave.

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Eventhotel Pyramide, Vienna. This one-of-a-kind hotel is an experience unto itself! The rooms are deluxe & the amenities ideal. Be sure to treat yourself to a bit of pampering at the wellness center – complete with sauna, pool, and a tranquil indoor aquatic world perfect to refresh and rejuvenate after a long day of sightseeing.

Himmelrich Hotel, Kriens, Lucerne. Nestled high in the hills of Switzerland’s picturesque Mount Pilatus, the Himmelrich

offers some of the city’s most spectacular views. With exceptional service and the Alps as your backdrop, it’s the only place to stay in Lucerne.

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MICHELLE @LEONGERR: I had the best time on my European Magic tour! Greatest time of my life! Shout out to my awesome tour manager Bri!.

Paris

10 Days 8 countries From US$1555pp* US$156 per day SAVE

pay early & save up to US$199. See p.27 for details

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Wales

Poland

GERMANY Ruhr Valley

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Calais

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Valley of the Somme

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Burgundy Region

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Alps

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Papeneilnad bar, Amsterdam. One of the oldest pubs in the city & on the corner of Brouwersgracht (the ‘Dam’s most photographed canal) - it’s the perfect spot for people watching.

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ot a hunger for a European fix but don’t have much time? No problemo. Fit it all in with our ‘big’ little trip, checking out Amsterdam’s canals, the Swiss Alps & Paris boutiques with a healthy dose of beer halls, boats & baguettes thrown in for added good times.

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10 days

Summer 2014 Code: BBHH Start London

Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers.

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Day 2: London to Amsterdam Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night M Evening canal boat cruise

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Day 3: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Stunning drive along the Rhine River M Wine tasting in an historic cellar

Day 4: Rhine Valley to Munich Head south to Munich, a charming festive 800-year-old city & home of the worldfamous Oktoberfest. (B) Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

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Day 5: Munich to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps & stop at Innsbruck, Austria before we arrive in enchanting Venice. (B,D)

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See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck M Bobsled ride (summer departures only)

Day 6: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. An optional gondola ride is a must! (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

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Day 7: Venice to Lucerne Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & then steer all the way into the heart of the Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

Scenic Alpine drive

Day 8: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards & wine regions of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 9: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris - shop the chic boutiques, overload on pastries, traditional baguettes & cheese or sit back with a café au lait & people watch. (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & three course dinner

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Winter 2014/15 Code: WWHH Oct Oct Oct Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

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9 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 13 meals: 8 continental breakfasts (B) 5 three-course dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team

Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBHH - Summer 2014 Single room supplement of US$495. WWHH - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US$415. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117. For details of winter trips between Oct 2013 Mar 2014, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

• Locally guided bike tour of Munich • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Guided city walking tour in Venice M Venetian dinner & regional wines M Private cruise on Lake Lucerne (summer departures only) See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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Day 10: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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Barcelona

11 Days 7 countries From US$2275pp* US$207 per day SAVE

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MONACO

VISIT Market lovers & bargain hunters listen up! The Albert Cuypmarkt, Dappermarkt & Waterlooplein markets are must-visits in the free-spirited city of Amsterdam. Grab a bike, or a tram & hit the streets then get ready to rummage.

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Slovenia

Serravalle (Designer outlet mall)

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he trip to leave you saying ‘ooh la la’! Bike ride in the Dam’, awe at the bright lights of Paris, try your luck in a casino & stroll down Las Ramblas. All in just 11 days, well done you!

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11 days

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AMSTERDAM TO BARCELONA

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$695 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

Day 2: Amsterdam Hop on a bike & peddle past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés, great shopping & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night M Evening boat cruise along the canals

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Day 3: Amsterdam to Paris Journey through Belgium, past Waterloo & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 4: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner

panoramic views, hit the shops for watches, chocolate & Swiss Army knives, or sit café side & relax overlooking the lake & famous Wooden Chapel Bridge. (B) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument M Private cruise on stunning Lake Lucerne

• •

Day 7: Lucerne to French Riviera En route to Italy feed your shopping urges today – pick up famous fashion labels at bargain prices at a designer outlet mall stop before reaching the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery

Day 8: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 15 meals: 10 continental breakfasts (B) 5 three-course dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam Check-in to your hotel & explore this free-wheeling, vibrant city. Later, meet up with your Contiki team. (D)

backstage pass

PARIS

Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• Guided tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

M Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco

• Locally guided bike tour past windmills, canals & dijks through cheese making Edam

Day 9: French Riviera to Barcelona Travel through France’s rustic Provence region, over the Pyrénées Mountains to Mediterranean Barcelona. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

• Italian fashion experience Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

Day 10: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing trip. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun everywhere from Gaudi’s amazing architecture to the buzz of La Rambla. Tonight, feel the passion at an unforgettable optional flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex M Flamenco dance show

• Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower

ME TIME optionals M Cable car ride up Mt. Pilatus (weather dependant) M Traditional Swiss lunch & show in Lucerne See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

AMSTERDAM

Day 11: Depart Barcelona Swap emails addressess & say farewell to your new-found friends as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

FRENCH RIVIERA

Day 5: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 6: Lucerne Wake up in lakeside Lucerne. You could head to the Alps for

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ROME

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ENGLAND

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The world renowned macaroon heaven at Ladurée. It’s THE place to try these iconic French treats (cute takeaway box packed with treats for later is essential).

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rab a camera, your Instagram account & let’s go! Breeze through the Rhine Valley & romantic Italy before saying ‘bonjour!’ to the beauties of Paris. Time to get snap happy!

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13 days

Summer 2014 Code: BBHD Start London

Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

2014

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Day 2: London to Amsterdam Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night M Evening boat cruise along the canals

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Day 3: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Stunning drive along the Rhine River

Day 4: Rhine Valley to Munich Head south to Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. (B) Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

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Day 5: Munich to Austrian Tyrol Be ‘wowed’ by stunning Alpine scenery en route to a cool Tyrolean village. (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports

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Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals Day 7: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & crisscross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

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Day 8: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a trip of the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) M Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums Day 9: Rome to Florence Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell

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Day 6: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. (B)

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Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence

Day 10: Florence to Lucerne Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en route to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne View the Lion Monument

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Day 11: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 12: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & dinner

Day 13: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 16 meals: 11 continental breakfasts (B) 5 three-course dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • Locally guided bike tour of Munich • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Gelato in Rome – on us

17 22 31 7 14 21 28 7 14 21 28 4

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBHD - Summer 2014 Single room supplement of US$659. WWHW - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US$535. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 1 night in the Austrian Tyrol is replaced by 1 night in Innsbruck. For details of winter trips between Oct 2013 Mar 2014, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

• Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Bike ride in the Austrian Tyrol (summer departures only) M Whitewater rafting (summer departures only) M Tuscan hills feast in Florence See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

PARIS

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Edam

NETHERLANDS

BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

2

Ruhr Valley Dresden

BELGIUM

GERMANY

2 PRAGUE

easypace

CZECH REP

13 Days 7 countries

3 PARIS

Austria

FRANCE

Switz Slovenia

From US$2869pp* US$221 per day SAVE

Spain

PRAGUE

How much & when Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 17 meals: 12 continental breakfasts (B) 5 three-course dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • 186 mph trip on a high speed train (start Paris option) • Explore windmills, canals & djks by bike • Bike ride through Prague • Special access Rome sightseeing tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals

World Heritage sites visited 1

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Summer 2014 Code: BBTC Start Paris

Finish Rome

US$ pp*

May Jun Jun Jul Jul

2945 2945 2945 2945 3045

2014 May Jun Jun Jun Jul

18 1 15 29 6

Start Paris

Finish Rome

US$ pp*

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3045 3045 2869 2945 2945

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25 8 22 12 26

Summer 2014 Code: BBTAM Start Ams’dam

Finish Rome

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2275 2275 2145 2205 2205

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The above prices are accurate as of Oct 2nd, 2013 & include internal airfares. For up to date pricing please go to contiki.com/best-europe. Included flights: Prices above include the land tour & internal flights as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the tour start & end cities. Please see ‘Included flights’ on p.116 for important info. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBTC - Single room supplement of US$869. Trip starts 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. BBTAM - Single room supplement of US$645. Trip starts 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

M Parisian Cabaret show M Guided Vatican tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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ADRIATIC SEA

7

pay early & save up to US$280. See p.27 for details

backstage pass

Croatia

ITALY

more on this tour For all inclusions, ME Time optionals & the full itinerary see contiki.com

3 ROME Vatican City

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Paris Check-in to your hotel & explore the stylish, cosmopolitan city of Paris for the afternoon. Later meet up with your Contiki team & fellow travelers for dinner & evening sightseeing. (D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Days 2-3: Paris Indulge in this sophisticated city for a couple of days & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the illustrious Château Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. (B)(B) See Château Versailles (entrance not included) Visit a French perfumery

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Day 4: Paris to Amsterdam Zip along in a high speed train headed for the Netherlands’ free-wheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. (B,D) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night

Day 5: Amsterdam Hop on a bike & peddle past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Bicycle tour of the Dutch countryside Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Evening canal boat cruise

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Day 6: Amsterdam to Berlin Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cuttingedge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building

Day 7: Berlin Savor the mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided historical walking tour

Day 8: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an evermodernizing hub of Eastern European revival. (B,D) Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

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Day 9: Prague Snake through this medieval

city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture & bargain-priced beer. (B) M Scenic river cruise with lunch Day 10: Prague to Rome Catch a short flight to Rome this morning & by the afternoon be walking in history’s footsteps around this amazing city. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Days 11-12: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B)(B) M Italian cooking class & dinner Day 13: Depart Rome The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B)

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Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

BEST OF EUROPE start amsterdam - 10 days From US$2145pp* US$215 per day STUCK FOR TIME? Start your trip in Amsterdam & visit 5 countries in 10 days.

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Pay early & save up to US$205. See p.27 for details.

Trip code: BBTAM See price panel opposite for departure dates & prices.

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superior EUROPEAN INSPIRATION NORTH SEA

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Dresden

Dover

easypace

20 days

Ruhr Valley

LONDON 1

20 Days 10 countries

Calais

BELGIUM

GERMANY

PRAGUE 2

ENGLISH CHANNEL

CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

PARIS 2

FRANCE

MUNICH 2

AUSTRIA Tyrol

SWITZ

From US$2899pp* US$145 per day

Brenner Pass

Slovenia

2 VENICE

Lake Como

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SWISS ALPS

1

Day 1: Arrive London Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Day 2: London to Amsterdam Ferry across the English Channel to Amsterdam. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

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Day 3: Amsterdam Hop on a bike in the scenic village of Edam. Afterwards, explore the museums, trendy cafés & nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Evening canal boat cruise

Day 4: Amsterdam to Berlin Get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy the city’s arts, bar & club scene. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building

Day 5: Berlin Savor the city’s mix of old & new. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided historical walking tour

Day 6: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague. (B,D) Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall Visit the city destroyed in World War II & known as the ‘Florence of the North’ See the rebuilt Baroque architecture in Dresden

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Day 7: Prague Discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B)

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See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

Day 8: Prague to Munich Stop at the Dachau concentration camp memorial before reaching Munich, home to Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Dachau concentration camp memorial Visit a traditional beer hall

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Day 9: Munich Indulge in museums, shopping & lively beer gardens. (B,D) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

Day 10: Munich to Venice Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Venice. (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles M Whitewater rafting (summer departures only)

Day 11: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ alleyways & canals. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

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Day 12: Venice to Rome Say farewell to Venice, before reaching ancient Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, Pantheon, Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain & Piazza Navona See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

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Day 13: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to tour the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel. (B) Day 14: Rome to Florence Enjoy local Chianti wine tasting & cheeses in the Tuscan hillside

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before reaching the Renaissance city of Florence. (B,D) Day 15: Florence A local guide shows you the city. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demo M Tuscan hills feast

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Day 16: Florence to Lucerne Check out Pisa’s architectural wonder then catch a glimpse of Lake Como before arriving in Lucerne, nestled in the Swiss Alps.  Feature Hotel (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See Lucerne’s Wooden Chapel Bridge

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Day 17: Lucerne Enjoy the Alpine beauty of this lakeside town as you wander through the cobbled streets.  Feature Hotel (B) Day 18: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 19: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris & find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s icons. (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & dinner

Day 20: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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2 FLORENCE

Pisa

ITALY

Chianti Region

MEDITERRANEAN Places visited SEA Nightstops Optional end city Featured Hotel night

Itinerary & Sightseeing

 Feature Hotel: 2 nights in the Swiss Alps & 17 nights in hotels

World Heritage sites visited 1

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 19 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation:

2 LUCERNE Swiss Alps

10

SAVE

backstage pass

Dachau

Burgundy Region

pay early & save up to US$375. See p.27 for details

easypace

N

2 ROME Vatican City

27 meals: 18 continental breakfasts (B) 9 three-course dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging

How much & when

Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

Summer 2014 Code: BBAP

Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Start London

Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

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3499 3499 3589 3589 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3785 3785

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3045 3045 3045 2985 2985 2985 2985 2985 2985 3069 3069 3069 3069 3069 3069

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3069 3069

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21 23 25 30 6 13 27 20 27 3 10

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Exclusive inclusions • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Wine tasting in Tuscany • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Guided walking tour in Venice M Mt Pilatus experience M River cruise & lunch in Prague See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBAP - Summer 2014 Single room supplement of US$925. WWAP - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US$765. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For details of winter trips between Oct 2013 Mar 2014, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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NETHERLANDS Edam

ENGLAND Wales

LONDON 1

Ruhr Valley Dover

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

Calais

17 Days 11 countries

GERMANY

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Czech Rep Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS AUSTRIA Burgundy Region

From US$2525pp* US$149 per day

FRANCE

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AMSTERDAM

1

How much & when 16 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation:  Feature Hotel: 1 night in a French Château & 15 nights in hotels 23 meals: 15 continental breakfasts (B), 1 Regional Dinner: Italian trattoria feast (RD), 7 three-course dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • Explore windmills, canals & djks by bike (summer only) • Rhine River Cruise (summer departures only) • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Explore Florence on foot • ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

more on this tour See contiki.com

Summer 2014 Code: BBHX Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

2014 Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

10 1 8 22 29 5 12 19 24 26 1

Start London

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3 10 17 24 7 14 28 4 18 2

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19 26 2 9 23 30 13 20 4 18

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Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr

2669 2525 2525 2525 2525 2575

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBHX - Summer 2014 Single room supplement of US$819. WWHZ - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US$665. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117. For details of winter trips between Oct 2013 Mar 2014, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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Slovenia

VENICE 1 Pisa

Avignon

1 FLORENCE

Monaco

World Heritage sites visited 1

Start London

1 INNSBRUCK

ITALY

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backstage pass

Liechtenstein

LUCERNE 2

CHATEAU DE FONTAGER 1

10

SAVE

SWITZ

Places visited Nightstops Optional end cities Featured Hotel night

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Vatican City

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Day 2: London to Amsterdam Ferry across the English Channel to Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

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Day 3: Amsterdam Hop on a bike in Edam, famous for its cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s museums, cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Evening canal boat cruise

Day 4: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Follow the river to the Rhine Valley with its old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Scenic Rhine River cruise (summer departures only)

Day 5: Rhine Valley to Lucerne Weave through castle-dotted valleys & rolling vineyards on the way to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock Scenic Alpine drive See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne M Cable car up Mt. Pilatus (weather dependent)

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Day 6: Lucerne Wander the cobbled streets of this gorgeous mountain setting & shop for watches, chocolate & Swiss Army knives (B) Day 7: Lucerne to Innsbruck Head through scenic Alpine vistas to Innsbruck. Soak up the sights & discover Tyrolean specialty shops in its medieval old town. (B,D) Visit the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck

• •

M Whitewater rafting (summer departures only) Day 8: Innsbruck to Venice Wind through the Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

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Day 9: Venice to Rome Say farewell to the canals & gondolas of Venice, before reaching the jaw-dropping sights of ancient Rome. (B,RD) See the Colosseum, Pantheon, Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain & Piazza Navona See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

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Day 10: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) M Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums Day 11: Rome to Florence Pass through Umbria’s rolling hills & vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Tuscan hills feast

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in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

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Day 13: French Riviera Stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Day 14: French Riviera to Château de Fontager Stop for lunch in Avignon, then arrive at Château de Fontager & enjoy its pool & charming locale on the Rhone River.  Feature Hotel (B,D) Visit a French perfumery Visit Avignon & see the Papal Palace

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Day 15: Château de Fontager to Paris Leave the authentic medieval castle behind & pass through wine country on the road to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See Chablis & Burgundy vineyards See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

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Day 16: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 17: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Day 12: Florence to French Riviera Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder en route to the French Riviera. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous

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superior EUROPEAN IMPRESSIONS NETHERLANDS Wales

NORTH SEA

ENGLAND

1 AMSTERDAM

GERMANY

19 days

Ruhr Valley

LONDON 1

Dover

ENGLISH CHANNEL

19 Days 11 countries

1 BRUSSELS

Calais

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

From US$3355pp* US$177 per day

2 FLORENCE 2 FRENCH RIVIERA

World Heritage sites visited SPAIN

LUCERNE

1

Day 3: Brussels to Amsterdam Head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam & check out its museums, cool cafés & fun nightclubs. (B) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night M Evening canal boat cruise

Day 4: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Follow the river to the Rhine Valley with its wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Stunning drive along the Rhine River Learn how beer steins are crafted

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Day 5: Rhine Valley to Swiss Alps Stop in lakeside Lucerne before arriving in the beautiful Swiss Alps.  Feature Hotel (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic Alpine drive

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Day 6: Swiss Alps Enjoy stunning views in this Alpine paradise. Chill for the day & opt in for one of the many outdoor activities on offer.  Feature Hotel (B,D) Day 7: Swiss Alps to Munich We cross through tiny Liechtenstein & arrive in lively Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B)

Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

Day 8: Munich to Venice Wind through the Alps & stop in Innsbruck, before traveling via the Brenner Pass to Venice. (B,D) See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda

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Day 9: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ alleyways & canals. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

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Day 10: Venice to Florence Check out Pisa’s architectural wonder before reaching Renaissance Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 11: Florence Discover the city on a walking tour with a local guide. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demo M Nightclub entry

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Day 12: Florence to French Riviera Head out along the Italian coastline & past Genoa to the glamorous French Riviera. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! (B) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

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Day 13: French Riviera Do as the locals do today - take a stroll through outdoor markets,

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Monaco Pisa

ITALY

2 BARCELONA Places visited Nightstops MEDITERRANEAN SEA Optional end city Feature Hotel night

Itinerary & Sightseeing

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2 VENICE Apennine Mountains

1

Day 2: London to Brussels Ferry across the English Channel. Dash through France to Brussels, famous for its chocolate, waffles & beer. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Statue of the Manneken Pis, the Grand Place & the Palace of Justice

Innsbruck

Brenner Pass

SWISS ALPS Lake Garda

1 BORDEAUX

pay early & save up to US$360. See p.27 for details

• • •

Liechtenstein

Lucerne

2

Carcassonne

Day 1: Arrive London Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers.

SWITZ

FRANCE

12

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backstage pass

MUNICH 1 AUSTRIA

Loire Valley

SAVE

BELGIUM

1 RHINE VALLEY

How much & when shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Day 14: French Riviera to Barcelona Travel past Cannes, through France’s charmingly rustic Provence region, over the Pyrénées Mountains to Mediterranean Barcelona. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Day 15: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an unforgettable optional flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district M Flamenco dance show

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Day 16: Barcelona to Bordeaux Feel the glory of medieval Carcassonne on the road to Bordeaux. (B) Visit one of Europe’s greatest fortress cities

Day 17: Bordeaux to Paris Cut through the Loire Valley & pass rolling vineyards en route to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Summer 2014 Code: BBEM Start London

Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

2014 Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

9 23 7 21 28 11 15 18 22 25 2

Start London

Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

2014 Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

27 11 25 8 15 29 3 6 10 13 20

3355 3355 3439 3525 3525 3525 3525 3525 3525 3525 3625

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

9 Jul 27 13 Jul 31 16 Aug 3 30 Aug 17 6 Aug 24 20 Sep 7 27 Sep 14 3 Sep 21 ● Oct 5 17 24 ● Oct 12

3625 3625 3625 3625 3525 3439 3439 3525 3525 3525

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$885 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

more on this tour

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 18 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation:  Feature Hotel: 2 nights in the Swiss Alps & 16 nights in hotels 26 meals: 17 continental breakfasts (B) 9 three-course dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • Locally guided bike tour of Munich • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Guided tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Tuscan hills feast M Bungee jumping in the Swiss Alps M Wine tasting See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

For all inclusions, ME Time optionals & the full itinerary see contiki.com

Day 18: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 19: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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2 AMSTERDAM

Wales

Poland

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley

LONDON 1 Dover

22 Days 11 countries

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

Valley of the Somme

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Dachau

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

1 VIENNA

Burgundy Region

From US$3175pp* US$145 per day pay early & save up to US$415. See p.27 for details

1

Visit contiki.com/vista

FLORENCE

1

How much & when

backstage pass 21 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation:  Feature Hotels: 2 nights in Swiss Alps, 1 night in Vienna & 18 nights in hotels 31 meals: 20 continental breakfasts (B), 1 Regional Dinner: Italian trattoria feast (RD), 10 three-course dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Explore Florence on foot • Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Rhine River cruise (summer departures only) • Locally guided bike tour past windmills, dijks & canals (summer only) Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

more on this tour See contiki.com

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Finish Ams’dam or London

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4 18 2 16 23 30 6 13 15 20 22 27 29 4

Finish Ams’dam or London

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25 9 23 6 13 20 27 4 6 11 13 18 20 25

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11 13 18 25 8 22 29 5 9 12 16 19 26

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2014 Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

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Start London

Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan

7 14 21 12 19 26 2 4 6 11

3325 3325 3265 3265 3265 3265 3265 3355 3355 3355

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3355 3355

2015 Jan 4 Jan 16 Jan 23 Feb 20 Mar 13 Mar 20

Jan Feb Feb Mar Apr Apr

3355 3355 3175 3175 3235 3235

25 6 13 13 3 10

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBHV - Summer 2014 Single room supplement of US$1009. WWHT - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US$835. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. The 2 nights in the Austrian Tyrol are replaced with a 2nd night in both Florence & Vienna. For details of winter trips between Oct 2013 Mar 2014, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

VENICE 2 ITALY

FRENCH RIVIERA

Hungary

Brenner Pass Slovenia

Swiss Alps

World Heritage sites visited

AUSTRIA

2 LUCERNE

FRANCE

12

SAVE

2 TYROL

SWITZ

Pisa Monaco

Croatia

Apennine Mountains

1 FLORENCE

2

Places visited Nightstops MEDITERRANEAN SEA Optional end cities Featured Hotel night

Bosnia

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME Vatican City

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Day 2: London to Paris Ferry across the English Channel to the “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

••

Day 3: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris & it’s legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 4: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the Swiss Alps.  Feature Hotel (B,D) Day 5: Lucerne Your jaw will drop at the Alpine beauty of this lake town.  Feature Hotel (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument

••

Day 6: Lucerne to French Riviera Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en route to the glamorous resort town of Nice. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit a French perfumery

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Day 7: French Riviera Stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sunbathe on the beach. (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino M Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco

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Day 8: French Riviera to Florence Check out Pisa’s famous tower before arriving in Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa M Nightclub entry

Day 9: Florence to Rome A local guide gives you the inside

track on the city before we head to Rome. (B,RD) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demo See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

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Day 10: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’. Later, there’s a chance to tour of the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) M Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums Day 11: Rome to Venice Cross the Appenine Mountains before reaching Venice. (B,D) Day 12: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ alleyways & canals. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See iconic canals & gondolas

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Day 13: Venice to Austrian Tyrol Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to a quaint Tyrolean village. (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles

Day 14: Austrian Tyrol Choose your own adventure in the mountains of Tyrol! (B,D) M Tandem paragliding Day 15: Austrian Tyrol to Munich Stop at the Dachau concentration camp memorial before reaching Munich, home to Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Dachau concentration camp memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

• •

Visit a traditional beer hall

Day 16: Munich to Vienna Leave Bavaria behind & head to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna.  Feature Hotel (B) M Mozart & Strauss classical concert & dinner Day 17: Vienna to Prague Morning tour of Vienna, then travel through Bohemia to Prague. (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road

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Day 18: Prague Discover Gothic architecture & bargain-priced beer. (B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

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Day 19: Prague to Rhine Valley Journey through Germany to the Rhine Valley, full of castles & renowned vineyards. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock Scenic Rhine River cruise (summer departures only)

••

Day 20: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s the Netherlands & the vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the the city by night

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Day 21: Amsterdam Hop on a bike in Edam, famous for its cheese. Then check out Amsterdam’s museums, cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) M Evening canal boat cruise Day 22: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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R RER

+ GREEK IS SLAND CRU UIS ISE S Wales

NORTH SEA Edam

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Ruhr Valley

LONDON 1

Dover Calais BELGIUM

MUNICH Mauthausen Slovakia 1 2 VIENNA AUSTRIA

SWITZ

LUCERNE 2 CHâTEAU DE FONTAGER 1

Swiss Alps

SAVE

2 VENICE

2 Monaco ITALY FRENCH RIVIERA ROME 2

Pyrenees Mountains

SPAIN

2 BARCELONA

MONTENEGRO

ADRIATIC SEA Pompeii Bari

Bulgaria

Macedonia

Isle Of Capri

20 1

SANTORINI

BOSNIA

1 TIRANA 1 ALBANIA SORRENTO GREECE TURKEY 1 PREVEZA Corinth Canal 1 1 ATHENSKusadasi Places visited Patras Patmos Nightstops Mykonos Santorini Optional end cities Rhodes Featured Hotel night

Vatican City

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Romania

1 ZADAR Serbia 1 FLORENCE DUBROVNIK Split 2

Pisa

pay early & save up to US$660. See p.27 for details

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SLOVENIA CROATIA

Verona

backstage pass

Hungary

Liechtenstein

FRANCE

From US$6375pp* US$188 per day

Czech Rep

GERMANY

2 PARIS Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

34 days

1 RHINE VALLEY

Valley of the Somme

34 Days 19 countries

EUROPEAN EXPLORER + GREEK ISLAND CRUISE

World Heritage sites visited

1

Crete

How much & when

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London. Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Day 2: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel to the “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

••

Day 3: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 4: Paris to Château de Fontager. We head through Burgundy via the 12th century Château Fontainebleau before arriving at our Feature Hotel.  Contiki Feature Hotel (B,D) See Château Fontainebleau

Day 5: Château de Fontager to Barcelona. Head through the Pyrénées Mountains to Barcelona. (B,D) Day 6: Barcelona. Experience this sexy city. (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district M Flamenco dance show

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Day 7: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through Provence to the French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Day 8: French Riviera. Stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sunbathe on the beach. (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino M Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco

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Day 9: French Riviera to Venice. We head to the canals & gondolas of floating Venice. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery

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Day 10: Venice. Meander through the ‘floating city’. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

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Day 19: Cruising to Rhodes. Explore pristine beaches, medieval towns & cool little shops. (B,L,D,S) See the fortified town of Rhodes

2014

See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos M Guided tour of Monastery of St. John

Day 11: Venice to Florence. Wind through the Apennine Mountains to Florence. (B) Walking tour of Florence with a local guide See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demo M Tuscan hills feast

Day 20: Cruising to Santorini via Crete. Drop by Crete en route to Santorini. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Visit Santorini’s town of Fira M Guided tour of the Minoan Palace

Day 12: Florence to Rome. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous tower before arriving in Rome. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Colosseum, Pantheon, Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain & Piazza Navona See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

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Day 13: Rome. Explore the “Eternal City”. (B) M Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums Day 14: Rome to Sorrento. From Naples, catch the boat to Capri before sailing to Sorrento. (B) Day 15: Sorrento to Greece. Catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt to tour Pompeii before the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) Day 16: To Athens. Cross the Corinth Canal to Athens. (B) M Greek dinner & dancing night Day 17: Athens to Mykonos. Cruise to Mykonos, famous for its beaches & party culture. (B,L,D,S) Day 18: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi. Stop by Kusadasi before relaxing on the unspoilt island of Patmos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar

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Day 21: Santorini to Preveza. After sightseeing, it’s back to Preveza. (B,D) See the first modern Olympic Stadium in Athens Day 22: Preveza to Tirana. Wind through the mountains & along the Adriatic Coast to Albania. (B,D) Day 23: Tirana to Dubrovnik. Continue through Montenegro toward the city of Dubrovnik. (B,D) Day 24: Dubrovnik. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site. (B,D) M Island cruise & swimming Day 25: Dubrovnik to Zadar. Stop in beautiful Split before traveling on to Zadar. (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split

Day 26: Zadar to Vienna. Travel through Slovenia to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna.  Contiki Feature Hotel (B) Day 27: Vienna. Morning tour of Vienna’s sights.  Contiki Feature Hotel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road M Mozart & Strauss concert & dinner

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Start London

Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun

26 10 17 31 14 21 28

Finish Ams’dam or London

Total US$ pp*

May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

6375 6535 6685 6685 6685 6685 6685

Start London

Finish Ams’dam or London

Total US$ pp*

2014 29 12 19 3 17 24 31

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

5 Aug 12 Aug 26 Aug 9 Sep 23 Sep 30 ● Oct 6 ● Oct

7 14 28 11 25 2 9

6875 6875 6875 6535 6535 6685 6685

The above prices are accurate as of Oct 2nd, 2013 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up to date pricing please go to contiki.com/explorer-cruise. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$1925 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Day 28: Vienna to Munich. Head to Munich, home of the famous Oktoberfest. (B) Entry into the Mauthausen memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

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Day 29: Munich to Lucerne. Cross through Liechtenstein & arrive in the Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz M Mt. Pilatusog railway ride

Day 30: Lucerne. Be amazed by the Alpine beauty of this lake town. (B) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument

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Day 31: Lucerne to Rhine Valley. Head past the Black

Forest to a valley full of castles & vineyards. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beer steins are crafted

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Day 32: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next up, vibrant Amsterdam. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city by night

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Day 33: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s museums, cafés & clubs. (B) M Evening canal cruise Day 34: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 32 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation + 1 night on board a ferry:  Feature Hotels: 1 night in a French Château, 2 nights in Vienna & 25 nights in hotels 4 nights on board a cruise ship 58 meals: 32 continental breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 18 three-course dinners (D), 4 suppers (S) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Explore Barcelona’s backstreets & Gothic Quarter • Explore Florence on foot • Rome sightseeing tour • Day trip to the island of Capri • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Locally Guided tour of Athens • Guided tour of Dubrovnik’s old town • Rhine River cruise • Locally guided bike tour past windmills, dijks & canals Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M M M M

Amsterdam Canal cruise Mt Pilatus experience Gondola ride Guided tour of ancient Ephesus

See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

more on this tour For all inclusions, ME Time optionals & the full itinerary see contiki.com

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ENGLAND

LONDON 1

Poland

Netherlands Dover

Belgium

GERMANY

Calais ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

Czech Rep

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS

18 Days 9 countries

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Slovakia

2 TYROL 1 Liechtenstein AUSTRIA Brenner Pass LUCERNE Slovenia

SWITZ Swiss Alps

2 VENICE

Croatia

2 FLORENCE

Pisa

From US$3195pp* US$178 per day

Hungary

Bosnia Serbia

ITALY

ADRIATIC SEA

Montenegro

2 ROME MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Vatican City

Macedonia

Mt. Vesuvius

Albania

Pompeii Brindisi

SAVE

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GREECE

1

2 ATHENS CORFU 1

10

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PARIS

1

VENICE

backstage pass

Day 2: London to Paris Ferry across the English Channel to Paris. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

16 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation + 1 night on board a ferry

••

24 meals: 16 continental breakfasts (B) 8 three-course dinners (D)

Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • Guided bike tour of Munich • Private boat through the canals of Venice • ‘Paris by Night’ tour & head to the top of the Eiffel Tower • Locally guided tours of Florence & Athens Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Summer 2014 Code: BBAL Start London

Finish Athens

US$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

3195 3275 3355 3355 3355 3355 3355 3355 3355 3355

2014

Ferry crossings

M Caique cruise in Corfu M Imperial Rome tour

How much & when

Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun

21 12 26 31 2 9 16 21 23 28

Start London

Finish Athens

US$ pp*

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

3435 3435 3435 3435 3435 3355 3275 3355 3355

2014 8 29 12 17 19 26 3 8 10 15

Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

30 5 7 14 28 4 18 1 8

17 22 24 31 14 21 4 18 25

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$845 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Athens. Note: on some departures, when the Greek ferry crossing is on a Sunday, the route changes to Florence to Rome via Pompeii. For travel insurance see p.117.

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Corinth Canal

World Heritage sites visited

IONIAN SEA

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers.

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price:

An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team

Places visited Nightstops

Day 3: Paris Indulge in the magic, history & romance of legendary Paris. (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & dinner

Day 4: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to Alpine Lucerne. Hotel (B) See Chablis & Burgundy vineyards See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive

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Day 5: Lucerne to Munich Leave the gorgeous lake town behind, stop in tiny Liechtenstein & later arrive in Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall M Mt. Stanserhorn cog rail & cable car ride

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Day 6: Munich to Austrian Tyrol Take in Alpine scenery en route to a cute Tyrolean village. (B,D) Day 7: Austrian Tyrol Get an adrenaline rush - there’s loads on offer today. (B,D) Explore this region, famous for its adrenaline sports

Day 8: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Wind through the Austrian Alps to Venice via the Brenner Pass. (B,D) Enjoy a scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles M Whitewater rafting adventure

Day 9: Venice Meander along alleyways & canals to art-filled palazzi, quaint local shops, bars & markets. (B) Take a private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals M Gondola ride along the canals

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Day 10: Venice to Florence Head through Tuscany via Pisa before arriving in Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 11: Florence Get inside info from your local guide on Florence’s Renaissance buildings & art before exploring your way. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Leather craft demonstration M Tuscan hills feast

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Day 12: Florence to Rome Farewell to Florence as we roll through Umbria’s hills & vineyards to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon &

Piazza Navona See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City

Day 13: Rome Tap into this living museum & later you could delve into history with a tour of the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) M Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums Day 14: Rome to Greece Pass by Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii before our overnight ferry to Greece. (B) Days 15-16: Corfu Kick back & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B) M Water sports including parasailing, waterskiing & tube riding Day 17: Corfu to Athens Leave Corfu via the Corinth Canal en route to mythological Athens. (B) Day 18: Depart Athens After morning sightseeing, swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends. (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium

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ROAD TO ATHENS + GREEK ISLAND HOPPING

+ 3 DAY GREEK EEK ISLAND SLAND CRUISE C CR SE

30 Days 9 countries

22 Days 10 countries

From US$5475pp* US$183 per day

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GREECE

IOS 3

Greek Island Hopping option:

SANTORINI 3 Crete

1

30/22 days

Santorini

IONIAN SEA

1

ROAD TO ATHENS + GREEK ISLANDS

Places visited Nightstops Feature Hotel night

10

1

World Heritage sites visited

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Places visited Nightstops

11 World Heritage sites visited

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Itinerary & Sightseeing

Itinerary & Sightseeing

28 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation + 1 night on board a ferry:  Feature Hotel: 3 nights at Contiki’s Mykonos Beach Resort & 25 nights in hotels 39 meals: 28 continental breakfasts (B), 11 three-course dinners (D)

3 day Cruise option: Days 1-17: London to Athens See Road to Athens on opposite page. Days 18-19: Athens Explore more of Athens. (B)(B) Day 20: Athens to Mykonos Ferry to Mykonos for sun & good times at our beach resort.  Contiki Feature Hotel (B,D) Days 21-22: Mykonos Kick back on island time.

 Contiki Feature Hotel

Days 27-28: Ios Relax & enjoy the beaches. (B)(B)

(B)(B)

Day 23: Mykonos to Santorini Ferry to the Greek island, Santorini. (B,D)

Days 1-17: London to Athens See Road to Athens on opposite page.

Day 29: Ios to Athens Set sail back to the mythological city of Athens. (B)

Days 24-25: Santorini Indulge in Santorini’s famous blue & white buildings, beaches & sunsets. (B)(B)

Day 18: Athens Explore more of Athens where you’ll find ancient sites, cafés & shops full of history & character. (B)

Day 30: Depart Athens The trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Day 26: Santorini to Ios Cruise to another Greek gem, the beautiful island of Ios. (B,D)

Day 20: Kusadasi Wake up in the port town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colourful bazaar Before it’s off to Patmos. Tonight, we’ll set sail to Crete. (B,L,D,S)

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Day 22: Arrival into Athens Your trip ends after breakfast & a transfer into central Athens. (B)

Day 21: Crete to Santorini Wake up to Greece’s biggest island, Crete, with its soft white sand, little coves & rocky coast. This afternoon we’re off to Santorini, world-famous for its simple blue & white

Day 19: Athens to Kusadasi via Mykonos Cruise to the island paradise of Mykonos, then later, we’ll set sail to Turkey. (B,L,D,S)

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buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. (B,L,D,S)

Please note: some departures also visit Patmos. See ● in price panel.

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Start London

29 Days 13 countries

Ruhr V Valley

BELGIIIUM

Czech Rep Slovakia

2 PARIS

From US$5099pp* US$176 per day

Loire Valley

FRANCE

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Hungary

1

Bosnia

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London Day 2: London to Paris (D) Day 3: Paris (B) Day 4: Paris to Bordeaux (B) Day 5: Bordeaux to Barcelona (B,D) Day 6: Barcelona (B) Day 7: Barcelona to French Riviera (B,D) Day 8: French Riviera (B) Day 9: French Riviera to Florence (B,D) Day 10: Florence (B) Day 11: Florence to Rome  Feature Hotel (B)

Day 12: Rome  Feature Hotel (B,D) Day 13: Rome to Corfu (B) Days 14-16: Corfu  Feature Hotel (B,D)(B)(B,D) Day 17: Corfu to Italy (B) Day 18: Arrive Venice (B,D) Day 19: Venice (B) Day 20: Venice to Vienna (B,D) Day 21: Vienna (B) Day 22: Vienna to Munich (B) Day 23: Munich to Austrian Tyrol (B,D) Day 24: Austrian Tyrol to

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Croatia

ADRIATIC SEA A EA A

Pyrenees yrenees SPAIN Mountains

US$ pp*

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Finish Ams’dam or London

Poland

GERMANY

superior

Summer 2014 Code: BBHM

NETH TH H ERLANDS

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For all other inclusions & pay early savings see p.44

See contiki.com

How much & when

EURO OPEAN A PANORAM AN ORA AM MA MA

20 nights twin or triple-share accommodation + 1 night on board a ferry: 17 nights in hotels 3 nights on board a cruise ship 37 meals: 20 continental/buffet breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 11 dinners (D), 3 suppers (S) An experienced & professional Local Guide & on-board cruise rep Nightly entertainment Greek info pack

Swiss Alps  Feature Hotel (B,D) Day 25: Swiss Alps  Feature Hotel (B,D) Day 26: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley (B,D) Day 27: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam (B,D) Day 28: Amsterdam (B) Day 29: Depart Amsterdam (B)

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$1345 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

SAVE

pay early & save up to US$550. See p.27 for details

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18 World Heritage sites visited

For all inclusions, ME Time optionals & the full itinerary see contiki.com

backstage pass 26 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation + 2 nights on board ferries:  Feature Hotels: 2 nights in the Swiss Alps, 2 nights in a Roman Villa, 3 nights at a Corfu Beach Resort & 19 nights in hotels 41 meals: 27 continental breakfasts (B) 14 three-course dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

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With a passion for travel and the power to make a difference, we at Contiki understand the need to respect and protect the world around us, and we love sharing this with our travelers. It won’t always be easy, but by supporting responsible, sustainable travel, we’ll be able to ensure that the people and places we visit will be around for countless other generations of young travelers to enjoy, explore, and discover. see p.79 for info on our projects.

#CONTIKICARES We’re creating a community of passionate young people who not only live to travel, but live to make a difference.

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WORDS WE LIVE BY: It’s a big planet we share. And an even bigger responsibility to see that it’s taken care of. We’re all in

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A chat with CÉline Hear from Céline on her recent trip to the Galapagos Islands with team Contiki galapago go os 20 2013 13 13

From renowned environmental explorers, to the passionate young travelers right in our own backyard, the dedicated individuals of Contiki Cares constantly inspire us with their tireless commitment to preserving our world and all its inhabitants.

CÉLINE COUSTEAU Environmental activist, explorer & documentary filmmaker. The granddaughter of legendary oceanographer, Jacques Cousteau, and an accomplished environmentalist in her right, Contiki is proud to have partnered with Céline for the last 3 years. As a documentary filmmaker and gifted storyteller, she has the unique ability to connect with people from diverse cultures. It’s through these real life stories that she educates and encourages us, our travelers, and everyone around her to better understand our natural environments. From explorations into the Peruvian Amazon, to swimming with sharks with our own Contiki travelers on our Earth Month expedition in the Galapagos Islands, we’re honored and humbled to call Céline a partner, colleague, and friend.

R:EVOLVE Contiki’s own eco-warriors. Contiki offices across the globe have encouraged localized environmental initiatives under the guide of R:evolve leaders – individuals who’ve proven their commitment to sustainability. These leaders received hands-on training through the conservation projects of the MAR (Mesoamerican Reef) Leadership Program and spent a week with Céline Cousteau in Mexico. Current R:evolve projects include staff volunteer programs, Oxfam chocolate campaigns, and staff car-pooling incentives – the New Zealand team even purchased hybrid cars for their sales teams! It’s one of the many ways we’re empowering our staff to make changes from the ground up.

Contiki: You recently traveled to the Galapagos Islands as part of Contiki’s Earth Month expedition. What was the most meaningful part of the experience for you? Céline: Visiting the Galapagos is itself a huge privilege. However, seeing the travelers get involved with a conservation initiative while enjoying a once in a lifetime journey was the reward for me. Witnessing them give back to the place they were visiting & have fun doing it added a deeper meaning to the journey itself. I imagine it will be something they take home with them as something really special. Contiki: You spent time with our travelers on their Ecuador & Galapagos Island Hopper trip while you were there. After interviewing the travelers, what do you think they took away from the experience? Céline: I loved hearing how many of them never thought they would swim with sharks. They were thrilled they had the experience because it made them realize it’s not what you see on TV; it’s exciting of course & yet, serene. I think they took home a better understanding of these animals & their underwater realm. Plus it was just an amazing place! Contiki: How did you feel about swimming with the sharks, and what are your thoughts on the new SharkSavers project launched in the Galapagos? Céline: Though I have had many experiences with sharks while diving, at Kicker Rock we were literally swimming amongst them because they are in a relatively confined passage between two rocks. It was magical. SharkSavers are getting the everyday person involved with research which is undeniably valuable as it makes people feel it’s something that they can contribute to. This helps demystify science, making it real & accessible. More important, it makes the subject (in this case sharks) relevant. Contiki: This is your 3rd year partnering with Contiki – what about the partnership continues to excite you? Céline: The people I work with at Contiki are excited about how we can get the company, staff & travelers involved. My partnership with them is continuously evolving as we explore new ideas, push our boundaries, and challenge how much we can do. All this is done with meaningful attention to realistic steps & goals while keeping a long view of the future. These factors make this relationship a thoughtful journey & a real pleasure. And let’s not deny it, it’s fun to work with great people in amazing places for good causes!

YOU Over the past 52 years, we’ve been awed time and time again by the selfless ways so many of you choose to spend your time abroad. From supporting local charities in downtown LA, to cleaning up & planting trees in the Grand Canyon, it’s this conscientious attitude that continually challenges us to be the best company we can be. If you have an idea for us, want to get involved, or just feel like saying hi, drop an email to contikicares@contiki.com. We’d love to hear from you.

this together, so tread lightly, treat it well, and it just may continue to surprise and reward us in ways we can only imagine.

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SU UPERI R

EXPLORE in-depth

DESIGNED TO DELIVER A MORE AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE, OUR SUPERIOR IN-DEPTH REGIONAL TRIPS ALLOW YOU TO DIVE HEAD FIRST INTO EUROPE AND TRULY IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE LOCAL CULTURE.

• Twin-share as standard • ALL included dinners at local restaurants • Mostly 2 & 3 night stays • Often later morning starts • ‘A room to myself’ option • Triple-share option • easypace options take it even easier • Cruising & sailing options • 36 trips from 5 - 21 days

MADRID

more authentic local meals There’s no better way to truly experience a new culture than through its food. Which is why on our In-Depth Regional trips we go out of our way to introduce your stomach to a mouthwatering array of amazing meals – with each delicious dish carefully prepared by locals at some of our favorite restaurants in the region. • Learn to make pizza like the locals in Rome • Tempt your taste buds in Budapest while cruising the Danube River • Sample Greek delicacies at our favorite Athens taverna

We NEVER charge our passengers any extra money if they’re choosing to travel solo. We’ll match you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. And since more than half of our travelers go it alone, you’ll meet others just like you – all of them looking to have the time of their lives.

LOW cost airlines to europe Lots of our In-Depth trips start in Europe. So if you need flights to your start city, ask your travel agent or go online & book with one of Europe’s great low-cost airlines.

meet DANIELLE

• Work your way through a banquet of traditional tapas in Barcelona

really go local More time in different locations means there’s even more to explore, discover, and truly experience. And our team help to make sure you don’t miss a single moment.

‘A room to myself’ option Of course, if you prefer a little more privacy, you can always pay a little extra for a room to yourself. Check out the trip price panels for details. Limited single rooms available.

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Tour Manager, from Calgary I’m a massive foodie & I love to share my obsession with European food with our travelers. I’m always testing my taste buds & exploring new places to eat. I’m also a firm believer in gelato being appropriate at any time of day.

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GIONAL

HOTEL TRIPS & CRUISES

CRUISING WITH CONTIKI Croatia Sailing

Nile Cruising

On our Croatian Island Cruising trips, you’ll hop aboard a local boat to explore the unspoiled islands & coastal villages of the beautiful Dalmation Coast. (One of Croatia’s best!). See p.73-75.

Take in ancient Egypt’s incredible sights and scenery while sailing along the world’s most famous river. Go local too – soak up the sun on a traditional felucca as you watch the sky roll by without a care in the world. See p.68.

The Med & Aegean Sit back & relax as you visit the Greek Islands & Turkey on a classic cruise liner. With great onboard facilities like pools, shopping & live entertainment, there are countless ways to enjoy your trip. See p.70-71.

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Turkish Sailing Do it like the Turkish do on a traditional gullet. Relax on the deck, enjoy the views & live it up in paradise for an unforgettable week of utter bliss. See p.72.

BERLIN

easypace With minimum 2 & 3 night stays, later starts most mornings, and additional local meals, our easypace trips offer a more relaxed way to see Europe. Plus you’ll still get all of the Contiki exclusives included with our Backstage Pass to Europe. Look for the pink easypace tab on the Superior Multi-Country & Superior In-Depth Regional trip pages.

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NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS ENGLAND Wales

2 AMSTERDAM

LONDON 3 Dover

Bath

Calais BELGIUM

easypace

Stonehenge

7 Days 2 countries

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Germany

Valley of the Somme

PARIS 3

+

2

Versailles

From US$1249pp* US$179 per day

FRANCE

SWITZ

ITALY

6

SAVE

pay early & save up to US$155. See p.27 for details

World Heritage sites visited 1

Visit contiki.com/london-paris

LoNDON

How much & when

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 8 meals: 6 continental breakfasts (B) 2 three-course dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging

Summer 2014 Code: BBGE Start London

Finish Paris

US$ pp*

Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

1449 1485 1485 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1575

2014 Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

5 3 10 17 24 7 14 21 28 5

Start London

Finish Paris

US$ pp*

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

1575 1575 1575 1485 1485 1485 1525 1525 1525 1525

2014 11 9 16 23 30 13 20 27 4 11

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

12 19 26 9 16 23 6 13 20 27

18 25 1 15 22 29 12 19 26 3

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Winter 2014/15 Code: WWGE

Sightseeing tours in London & Paris

2014

Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec

Ferry crossing

Exclusive inclusions • Experience a famous West End musical in London • Discover Stonehenge & Bath on our day trip

18 25 8 22 6 20 27 30

2015 Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan Jan

24 31 14 28 12 26 2 5

1305 1305 1285 1285 1285 1325 1325 1325

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar

10 24 21 28 21

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

16 30 27 6 27

1325 1249 1249 1249 1275

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re

• ‘Paris by Night’ tour & head to the top of the Eiffel Tower • Guided tour of King Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles • 186mph high speed train trip (Amsterdam extension only) Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals

traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge.

ROME 3

Places visited Nightstops Optional end cities

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London Check-in to your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6:00pm, meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travelers for dinner & a stroll through Covent Garden. (D) Walking tour to see Soho, Covent Garden & some of London’s West End

Days 2-3: London Get set for a couple of action packed days - see the city’s traditional icons, take a day trip to architecturally beautiful Bath & mysterious Stonehenge & catch a West End musical. There’s free time to shop, explore vibrant neighborhoods, or perhaps choose to catch a bird’s eye view of it all from the London Eye. (B)(B) Sightseeing tour of London See Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben & Buckingham Palace See the mystical boulders of Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town of Bath Experience a traditional English pub

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1 day pass on the London Underground M Visit to the Roman Baths & audio guided tour Day 4: London to Paris Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

••

Days 5-6: Paris Indulge in this sophisticated city

for two whole days & find magic, romance & history in everything from the breezy boulevards & impressive monuments, to the great works of art & magic lights. Take a trip to the illustrious Palace of Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. (B)(B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & three-course dinner

Day 7: Depart Paris The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to swap email addresses & say “au revoir” to your new friends. (B)

BBGE - Summer 2014 Single room supplement of US$369. WWGE - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US319.

PARIS

Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Paris. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p117. For details of winter trips between Oct 2013 - Mar 2014, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

M Guided tour of Stonehenge See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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LONDON N & PARIS

Summer 2014 Code: BBGP

9 Days 2 countries From US$1515pp* US$169 per day Visit contiki.com/london-paris-plus

Itinerary & Sightseeing Days 1-6: London to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.50. Days 7-8: Paris Check out this avant-garde city for a couple more days. Using your included Metro pass, shop in stylish boutiques for the

hottest Parisian fashions, peruse world-renowned museums like the Louvre or the Pompidou Centre & savor delicious gourmet food. Or day trip to a nearby attraction like Disneyland Paris, the Champagne region, or the Monet gardens in Giverny. (B)(B)

2-day pass on the Paris Metro

Day 9: Depart Paris The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “au revoir” to your new friends. (B) Please note: The Paris extension section of this trip is unescorted.

Start London

Finish Paris

US$ pp*

Start London

Finish Paris

US$ pp*

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Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

1765 1805 1805 1855 1855 1855 1855 1855 1855 1915

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2015 Jan 10 Jan 24 Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 21

Jan Feb Mar Mar Mar

18 1 1 8 29

1615 1515 1515 1515 1545

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. BBGP - Summer 2014 Single room supplement of US$455. WWGP - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US$389.

Summer 2014 Code: BBGA

LO ONDON & PARIS easypace

+ AM AMST STER ST ERDA ER RDA DAM M

9 Days 4 countries From US$1725pp* US$192 per day Itinerary & Sightseeing

Days 7-8: Paris to Amsterdam Hop on the train & head to the Netherlands’ free-wheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam.

Finish Ams’dam

US$ pp*

Start London

Finish Ams’dam

US$ pp*

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Check out the museums, cool cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Grab a bike & hit the streets to explore like the locals. (B)(B) Transfer to station & train to Amsterdam Transfer to Amsterdam hotel 2-day public transport pass

• ••

Day 9: Depart Amsterdam The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: You’ll travel independently by train & will be met by a Contiki Representative in Amsterdam & transferred to your hotel. Your stay in Amsterdam is unescorted.

2014 Oct 18 Oct 25 Nov 8 Nov 22 Dec 6 Dec 20 Dec 27 Dec 30

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. BBGA - Summer 2014 Single room supplement of US$475. WWGA - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US$445.

LON NDON & PARIS

2014 Apr 5 May 3 May 10 May 17 May 24 Jun 7 Jun 14 Jun 21 Jun 28 Jul 5

easypace

+ ROME

10 Days 3 countries From US$1855pp* US$186 per day Itinerary & Sightseeing

Day 7: Paris to Rome Transfer to the airport for your flight to Rome. Check-in to the hotel, then head out & explore. (B) Transfer to airport & flight to Rome

Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

14 12 19 26 2 16 23 30 7 14

US$ pp*

Start London

Finish Rome

US$ pp*

1999 2055 2055 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2175

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Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

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21 28 4 18 25 1 15 22 29 6

Winter 2014/15 Code: WWGR Visit contiki.com/london-paris-rome

Days 1-6: London to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.50.

Finish Rome

••

Transfer to Rome hotel 3-day pass on the Rome Metro

Days 8-9: Rome Use your Metro pass to get out & see the ancient sights of the “Eternal City”, from the Vatican to the Colosseum. Hit the shops for some sophisticated Italian fashion & gorge on delicious gelato. (B)(B)

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Day 10: Depart Rome The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to swap email addresses & say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: You’ll travel independently by plane & will be met by a Contiki Representative in Rome & transferred to your hotel. Your stay in Rome is unescorted.

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Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan

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9/10 days

backstage pass Paris extension: 8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation Amsterdam extension: 8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation Train journey & transfer to hotel Rome extension: 9 nights twin-share hotel accommodation Flight to Rome & transfer to hotel

Jan Feb Mar Mar Mar

10 meals: (Paris extension) 8 continental breakfasts (B) 2 three-course dinners (D) 10 meals: (Amsterdam) 8 continental breakfasts (B) 2 three-course dinners (D) 11 meals: (Rome) 9 continental breakfasts (B) 2 three-course dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team (days 1-7) Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging (days 1-7) Sightseeing tours in London & Paris Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossing

Exclusive inclusions

Summer 2014 Code: BBGR Start London

LONDON & PARIS + PARIS + AMSTERDAM + ROME

All other inclusions: 20 27 3 17 24 31 14 21 28 5

Winter 2014/15 Code: WWGA Visit contiki.com/london-amsterdam

Days 1-6: London to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.50.

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6 World Heritage sites visited SAVE

Pay early & save up to US$200. See p.27 for details

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The above prices are accurate as of Oct 2nd, 2013 & include internal airfares. For up to date pricing please go to contiki.com/london-paris-rome. Included flights: Prices above include the land tour & internal flights as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the tour start & end cities. Please see ‘Included flights’ on p.116 for important info. * All prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. BBGR - Summer 2014 Single room supplement of US$515. WWGR - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US$479. Trips start 6:00pm & end approx. 8:00am.

LONDON

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LONDONDERRY 1 Belfast ATLANTIC OCEAN

N.IRELAND

8 Days 1 countrY

REP. OF IRELAND

GALWAY 2

From US$1319pp* US$165 per day SAVE

DUBLIN 2

Cliffs of Moher

Blarney

IRISH SEA

1 KILKENNY CORK 1

pay early & save up to US$140. See p.27 for details 1

Visit contiki.com/ireland

GIANT’S CAuSEWAY

1

dublin

backstage pass

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Dublin Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travelers. (D)

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 7 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

Day 2: Dublin to Londonderry Discover the troubled history of Belfast then we make our way to the walled city of Londonderry. (B)

11 meals: 7 hot breakfasts (B) 4 three-course dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team

How much & when

Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

Start Dublin

Finish Dublin

US$ pp*

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• Entry to the magical Cliffs of Moher

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Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

Exclusive inclusions • Learn about the troubled history of Belfast on a locally guided tour • Visit Blarney Castle & kiss the famous Blarney Stone

ME TIME optionals

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Start Dublin

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Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

* Prices above are based on twin-share.

If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost.

M Boat ride to the Aran Islands M Visit the Guinness Brewery

Single room supplement of US$335.

See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Trip starts 4:30pm in Dublin & ends approx. 8:00am in Dublin.

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Day 3: Londonderry to Galway Explore Londonderry & its fascinating historical sites, before traveling south through Connacht to Galway. (B) See the 17th century city walls of Londonderry M Walking tour including Bogside Murals

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World Heritage sites visited

Places visited Nightstops

Blarney Stone before arriving in Cork. (B,D) Visit Blarney, home of the Blarney Stone

Day 6: Cork to Kilkenny See the brightly colored buildings of hill-side Cobh before reaching the medieval Kilkenny. (B,D) Entrance to the Port Heritage Centre, last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic See the Rock of Cashel See Kilkenny Castle & St. Canice’s Cathedral M Guided walking tour of Kilkenny

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Day 7: Kilkenny to Dublin Dublin has so much to see & do, so take time to explore its vibrant mix of thriving markets, museums, cafés & enjoy the easy-going local hospitality. (B) See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square & St. Stephen’s Green

Day 8: Depart Dublin The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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Day 4: Galway Discover this quintessential Irish town where Gaelic is still spoken on the streets. Opt in for the chance to visit the stunning Aran Islands, a 40 minute boat ride away. (B,D) M Boat ride to the Aran Islands Day 5: Galway to Cork Spot the Cliffs of Moher then get the chance to kiss the famous

SCOTLAND & IRELAND 13 days From US$2265pp* US$175 per day HIGHLAND FLING? Add 5 days to your trip & get a slice of Scotland too. Day 1: Arrive Edinburgh Days 2-5: See Days 6-9 England & Scotland map, itinerary & sightseeing on p.53.

Day 6: Glasgow to Dublin Ferry to Northern Ireland. (B,D) Days 7-13: See Days 2-8 Ireland map, itinerary & sightseeing above. For full details, dates & prices see our website. Trip code: BBED Single supplement of US$585.

Visit contiki.com/scotland-ireland

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Pay early & save up to US$245. See p.27 for details.

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Gretna Green

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LAKE 1 DISTRICT

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9 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

ENGLAND

Wales

LONDON 1

pay early & save up to US$180. See p.27 for details

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Day 2: London to Liverpool Take a London sightseeing tour before traveling to Liverpool, home of The Beatles. Tonight, get to know your group over dinner & maybe hit the town for a night out. (D) Beatles tour in Liverpool

Day 3: Liverpool to York Catch the endless rolling country views through the cute Peak District to one of England’s most historic cities, York. (B,RD) Guided walking tour of York See York Minster & Clifford’s Tower M Evening ‘Ghost Walk’

Day 8: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands See the stunning Isle of Skye, with its moors, mountains, lochs & sea cliffs. (B) See the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle Visit seaside town Portree See Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis

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Day 9: West Highlands to Glasgow Visit historic Stirling before arriving in lively Glasgow, with its happening pubs & music scene. (B)

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See Stirling Castle & the William Wallace Monument See George Square & the Glasgow City Chambers

Day 10: Depart Glasgow/ Train to London The trip ends after breakfast in Glasgow & it’s time to say farewell to your new found friends. Or if you’ve chosen to end in London, catch the train back down south where your trip ends upon arrival. (B)

Day 4: York to Lake District This morning we make our way to Cumbria’s gorgeous Lake District. (B) Visit Bowness & see Lake Windermere

Day 6: Edinburgh Spend a day exploring the city. Combining medieval & modern, its buildings are perched on top of hills, shadowed by cliffs & overlooking the sea. (B,D) Day 7: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands Stop at the original home of golf - St. Andrews - on the way to the Scottish Highlands & Loch Ness. (B,D)

SCOTLAND 6 days From US$1085pp* US$181 per day JUST WANT SCOTLAND? Try everything Scottish on our 6 day trip. For full details, dates & prices see our website. Trip code: BBSC. Single supplement of US$275.

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Start London

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Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

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An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team

How much & when

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Day 5: Lake District to Edinburgh Stop at Hadrian’s Wall & cross the border town of Gretna Green en route to Edinburgh. (B) Entrance to Gretna Green Museum Driving city tour to see Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace & the Royal Mile M Dinner with haggis & bagpipes

Places visited Nightstops Optional end cities

Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles on our locally guided Magical Mystery Tour • Spot ‘Nessie’ on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals

2015 Oct Dec Dec Jan

25 13 27 4

1469 1435 1475 1475

Jan 2 Feb 5 Mar 6

Jan 10 Feb 13 Mar 14

1475 1395 1395

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. BBBR - Summer 2014 - 10 days Single room supplement of US$445. WWBR - Winter 2014/15 - 9 days Single room supplement of US$369. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Glasgow or 2:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Edinburgh during the Festival & Military Tattoo (tickets not included). ■ Itinerary switched to Lake District on Day 3 & York on Day 4. Winter departures are 9 days long & feature a slightly modified itinerary. 1 night in London,1 night in Liverpool, York 1 night, Edinburgh 2 nights, Scottish Highlands 1 night, Glasgow 1 night, Lake District 1 night. For details of winter trips between Oct 2013 Mar 2014, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

M High ropes course in the Lake District See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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12 meals: 8 hot breakfasts (B) 1 Regional Dinner: traditional English roast dinner in a local pub (RD) 3 three-course dinners (D)

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Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price:

day trips

From US$1665pp* US$167 per day

10 days

2 EDINBURGH

1 GLASGOW

london

Isle of Skye

Want to finish in London? Add US$175 to take the train from Glasgow to London.

Take advantage of our great deals on day trips & visit Stonehenge, Bath or beautiful Windsor Castle. It’s easy: book on arrival at Contiki’s Basement. Visit contiki.com/ day-trips

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1 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Loch Ness

Isle of Skye

SCOTLAND

WEST 1 HIGHLANDS

ATLANTIC OCEAN

St. Andrews Stirling

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1

17 Days 5 countries

Gretna Green

LONDONDERRY 1

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

Belfast

N.IRELAND REP. OF IRELAND

From US$2655pp* US$157 per day SAVE

Northumberland National Park

GALWAY 2

pay early & save up to US$285. See p.27 for details

Blarney

Holyhead

DUBLIN 2 Cliffs Of Moher

1 YORK

IRISH SEA

1 Liverpool

1 KILKENNY

1 CORK

ENGLAND WALES

LONDON

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EDINBURGH CASTLE

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How much & when

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 16 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 23 meals: 15 hot breakfasts (B), 1 Regional Dinner: traditional English roast (RD), 7 threecourse dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles on our locally guided Magical Mystery Tour • Spot ‘Nessie’ on a boat cruise of Loch Ness • Locally guided tour of Belfast • Visit Blarney Castle & kiss the famous Blarney Stone • Entry to the Cliffs of Moher Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals

Summer 2014 Code: BBUK Start London

Finish London

US$ pp*

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Start London

Finish London

US$ pp*

2014

27 Apr 3 Apr 17 May 24 May 1 May 8 May 15 May 22 Jun 26 Jun 29 Jun 5 Jun 9 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jul 23 Jul 26 Jul 3 ■ Jul 7 Jul 10 Jul

12 19 3 10 17 24 31 7 11 14 21 25 28 5 9 12 19 23 26

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17 21 24 31 ● 4 ● 7 ● 14 ● 18 ● 21 ● 28 1 4 11 15 18 25 2 9

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2 6 9 16 20 23 30 3 6 13 17 20 27 1 4 11 18 25

2879 2879 2879 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$705. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00pm in London. This trip is a combination trip where clients who have booked the England & Scotland only section return to London on Day 10 & those who have booked the Ireland only section join on Day 10. ● These trips will be in Edinburgh during the Festival & Military Tattoo (tickets not included). ■ Itinerary switched to Lake District on Day 3 & York on Day 4. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

M Traditional dinner with haggis & bagpipes M Explore Hadrian’s Wall See itinerary & visit contiki.com

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more on this tour For all inclusions, ME Time optionals & the full itinerary see contiki.com

Places visited Nightstops

1

World Heritage sites visited

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Day 2: London to Liverpool Take a London sightseeing tour before traveling to the home of The Beatles, Liverpool. Tonight, get to know your group over dinner & maybe hit the town for a night out. (D) Beatles tour in Liverpool

Day 3: Liverpool to York Catch the endless rolling country views through the cute Peak District to one of England’s most historic cities, York. (B,RD) Guided walking tour of York See York Minster & Clifford’s Tower M Evening ‘Ghost Walk’

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Day 4: York to Lake District This morning we make our way to Cumbria’s Lake District. (B) Visit Bowness & see Lake Windermere

Day 5: Lake District to Edinburgh Stop at Hadrian’s Wall & cross through the border town of Gretna Green en route to Edinburgh. (B) Entrance to Gretna Green Museum Driving city tour to see Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace & the Royal Mile

• •

Day 6: Edinburgh Spend a day exploring the city. Combining medieval & modern, its buildings are perched on top of hills, shadowed by cliffs & overlooking the sea. (B,D)

with its moors, mountains, lochs & sea cliffs. (B) See the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle Visit seaside town Portree See Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis

• ••

Day 9: West Highlands to Glasgow Visit historic Stirling before arriving in lively Glasgow. (B) See Stirling Castle & the William Wallace Monument See George Square & the Glasgow City Chambers

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Day 10: Glasgow to Dublin Ferry to Northern Ireland, traveling through County Meath to Dublin. (B,D) Day 11: Dublin to Londonderry Discover the troubled history of Belfast then we make our way to the walled city of Londonderry. (B)

40 minute boat ride away. (B,D) M Boat ride to the Aran Islands Day 14: Galway to Cork Spot the Cliffs of Moher then get the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone before arriving in Cork. (B,D) Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher Visit Blarney, home of the Blarney Stone

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Day 15: Cork to Kilkenny See the brightly colored buildings of portside Cobh before reaching charming Kilkenny. (B,D) Entrance to the Port Heritage Centre, the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic See the Rock of Cashel See Kilkenny Castle & St. Canice’s Cathedral M Guided walking tour of Kilkenny

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Day 12: Londonderry to Galway Explore Londonderry & its fascinating historical sites, before traveling south through Connacht to Galway. (B) See the 17th century city walls of Londonderry M Locally guided walking tour including Bogside Murals

Day 16: Kilkenny to Dublin Return to Dublin where you can explore its thriving markets, museums, cafes & enjoy the easy-going local hospitality. (B) See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square & St. Stephen’s Green M Guinness Brewery Storehouse visit

Day 13: Galway Discover the quintessential Irish town where Gaelic is still spoken on the streets. There’s also an option to visit the Aran Islands, a

Day 17: Dublin to London We ferry across the Irish Sea to Wales & travel back to London where the trip ends upon arrival. (B)

aran islands

Day 7: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands Stop at the original home of golf - St. Andrews - on the way to the Scottish Highlands & Loch Ness. (B,D) Day 8: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands See the stunning Isle of Skye,

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Isle of Capri

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World Heritage sites visited

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Itinerary & Sightseeing

• •

Day 3: Rome to Sorrento Travel south past Naples to the

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resort town of Sorrento. (B) See the Bay of Naples & Mt. Vesuvius

Day 4: Capri day trip Chill out, Capri-style. (B,RD) Day 5: Sorrento to Corfu Opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins then board the overnight ferry to Greece! (B,D) Scenic drive along the coast

Days 6-7: Corfu Get into some water sports, shop or simply soak up the sun! (B,D)(B) See the Venetian fortress in Corfu’s old town

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US$ pp*

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$495 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Athens. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

SORRENTO

Day 2: Rome Get a taste for Imperial Rome on an optional tour of the ancient Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B) See Piazza Venezia, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City M Roman Imperial tour

US$ pp*

2014

From US$2025pp* US$203 per day

Day 1: Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & tonight meet your Contiki Team & fellow travelers for an Italian feast. (RD)

Finish Athens

M Caique cruise in Corfu Day 8: Corfu to Athens Cross the Corinth Canal to the mythological city of Athens. (B,RD) Day 9: Athens Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Day 10: Depart Athens Swap details with your group, the trip ends after breakfast. (B)

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pay early & save up to US$205. See p.27 for details

more on this tour

10 days

backstage pass 8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation + 1 night on board a ferry 13 meals: 9 continental breakfasts (B), 3 Regional Dinners: pizza making experience & local trattoria dining (RD), 1 three-course dinner (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossing

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For all inclusions, ME Time optionals & the full itinerary see contiki.com

Please note: Days 1 & 10 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

MEDITERRANEAN TRAIL

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Summer 2014 Code: BBGG

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Day 10: Athens Explore more of ancient, mythological Athens. (B) Day 11: Athens to Mykonos Ferry to the island paradise of Mykonos for sun & good times at our beach resort.  Feature Hotel (B,D)

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From US$2595pp* US$200 per day

Kusadasi Mykonos

GREECE

Greek Island Hopping option:

Santorini

19 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation + 1 night on board a ferry:  Feature Hotel: 3 nights at Contiki’s Mykonos Beach Resort & 16 nights in hotels 27 meals: 20 continental breakfasts (B), 3 Regional Dinners (RD), 4 three-course dinner (D)

Day 20: Ios to Athens Set sail back to Athens. (B)

Days 15-16: Santorini Indulge in Santorini, famous for its breathtaking scenery & sunsets. (B)(B)

Day 21: Depart Athens The trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Day 17: Santorini to Ios Cruise to Ios. (B,D)

6 World Heritage sites visited

Itinerary & Sightseeing

Day 14: Mykonos to Santorini Ferry to the Greek island, Santorini. (B,D)

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21/13 days

Patmos

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Days 18-19: Ios Relax & enjoy the beaches. (B)(B)

MEDITERRANEAN TRAIL + GREEK ISLANDS

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World Heritage sites visited

Days 12-13: Mykonos Kick back on island time.  Feature Hotel (B)(B)

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13 Days 4 countries

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21 Days 3 countries From US$3899pp* US$186 per day

MEDITER RR RA ANEAN TRAIL + 3 DA AY GR REE EEK K IS ISLAND LAND ND CRU CRUISE

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MEDIITERRANEAN EAN TR TRAIL

Days 1-9: Rome to Athens Refer to Mediterranean Trail map, itinerary & sightseeing above. Day 10: Athens to Kusadasi via Mykonos Cruise to the Aegean island paradise of Mykonos, then later, we’ll set sail to Turkey. (B,L,D,S) Day 11: Kusadasi Wake up in the port town of Kusadasi & shop

in the town’s colorful bazaar Before it’s off to Patmos. Tonight, we’ll set sail to Crete. (B,L,D,S) Day 12: Crete to Santorini Wake up to Greece’s biggest island, Crete famous for its soft white sand, little coves & rocky coast. This afternoon we’re off to Santorini, world-famous for its simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets &

3 day Cruise option:

breathtaking natural scenery. Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or catch a cable car up to a cliff-top town, like Fira. (B,L,D,S) Day 13: Arrival into Athens Your trip ends after breakfast & a transfer into central Athens. (B) more on this tour

12 nights twin or triple-share accommodation + 1 night on board a ferry: 8 nights in hotels 3 nights on board a cruise ship 25 meals: 12 continental/buffet breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D), 3 Regional Dinners (RD), 3 suppers (S) An experienced & professional Local Guide & on-board cruise rep Nightly entertainment Greek info pack For all other inclusions & pay early savings see above

See contiki.com

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CINQUE TERRE

13 Days 5 countrIES From US$1925pp* US$149 per day SAVE

pay early & save up to US$270. See p.27 for details

SPAIN / France Monaco / Italy Vatican City

ZARAGOZA Austria Switz

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ATLANTIC OCEAN

Ristorante Belvedere in Monterosso in the Cinque Terre is a must for seafood lovers. Polish off a hearty feast with a panacotta & a glass of wine... heaven!

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San Gimignano

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ow do you like the sound of azure blue waters, Riviera boutiques & a spot of flamenco dancing? Into it? We thought so. Throw in a few iconic landmarks, some super yachts & a casino or two & voilà, Mediterranean Highlights!

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Itinerary & Sightseeing (Start Madrid) Day 1: Arrive Madrid Check-in to your hotel & then the afternoon is yours to explore. Later meet your Tour Manager & fellow travelers for dinner. (RD) Day 2: Madrid Get hooked on the Spanish capital’s spontaneous lifestyle that blends traditional culture with new vitality. (B) Day 3: Madrid to Barcelona Stop in Baroque Zaragoza for lunch before heading towards Barcelona. (B,RD) See Zaragoza’s monumental cathedral

Day 4: Barcelona This sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour - it’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun! (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district M Flamenco dance show

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Day 5: Barcelona to Avignon Travel through the charming Provence region to graceful Avignon. (B) See the Papal Palace

Day 6: Avignon to French Riviera Stop in Aix-en-Provence, then it’s on to the glamorous French

Riviera. Tonight Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit a French perfumery Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino M Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco

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Day 7: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,RD) Day 8: French Riviera to Pisa Enter the Cinque Terre region & explore the colorful cliff-side villages, before reaching Pisa. (B) Visit the towns of Monterosso & Portovenere

Day 9: Pisa to Florence Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa & roll through Tuscany to Renaissance Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 10: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica

Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Nightclub entry & one drink

Day 11: Florence to Rome Enjoy a break in medieval San Gimignano. Then pass through rural Umbria on the road to Rome. (B,RD) Day 12: Rome Visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel, then tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’ & explore this living museum of history, from the Vatican to the Colosseum. (B) See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

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Day 13: Depart Rome The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Itinerary & Sightseeing (Start Rome) Day 1: Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & then the afternoon is yours to explore. Later, meet your Tour Manager & travel buddies. (RD) See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

Day 2: Rome Visit the Sistine Chapel & tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

Day 3: Rome to Florence Discover medieval San Gimignano, then head to Renaissance Florence. (B)

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Visit the towns of Monterosso & Portovenere See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 6: Italian Riviera to French Riviera Explore colorful cliff-side villages before heading to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,RD) Day 7: French Riviera Stroll through outdoor markets, shop upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later, it’s Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino M Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco

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Day 4: Florence Get the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Nightclub entry & one drink

Day 8: French Riviera to Avignon Through charming Provence, stop for lunch in Aix-en-Provence, then continue on to Avignon. (B) Visit a French perfumery Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur See the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence See Avignon’s Papal Palace

Day 5: Florence to Italian Riviera Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then enter the unspoiled Cinque Terre region. (B)

Day 9: Avignon to Barcelona Wind along the Mediterranean coast through the Pyrénées Mountains to vibrant Barcelona. (B,RD)

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Day 10: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It’s a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district M Flamenco dance show

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Day 11: Barcelona to Madrid See Baroque Zaragoza with a lunch stop as we head to buzzing Madrid. (B,RD) See Zaragoza’s monumental cathedral

Day 12: Madrid Get hooked on the Spanish capital’s spontaneous lifestyle that blends traditional culture with new vitality. (B) Day 13: Depart Madrid It’s time to say farewell, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBMD - Summer 2014 Single room supplement of US$855. WWMD - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US$735. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117. For details of winter trips between Oct 2013 Mar 2014, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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Exclusive inclusions • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Cruise along the stunning, colourful coastal towns of the Cinque Terre (summer departures only) • Locally guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica & the art of the Vatican Museums • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBDM - Summer 2014 Single room supplement of US$855. WWDM - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US$735. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117. For details of winter trips between Oct 2013 Mar 2014, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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iao Italia! Foodies, culture lovers & romantics, this one’s for you. Call out ‘Romeo, Romeo’ in Verona or shop like a pro in Florence. Explore the wonders of the Colosseum, the Vatican & Lake Garda. And pizza, guaranteed.

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & this afternoon meet your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travelers. (RD) Day 2: Rome to Sorrento Travel south towards the home of pizza, Naples. Later, we’ll reach Sorrento, where you’ll enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the stunning bay. (B,RD) See Mt. Vesuvius Scenic coastal drive to Sorrento

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Day 3: Capri Excursion Chill out on the Isle of Capri. Be amazed at the natural beauty, stroll through the hillside town of Anacapri or sip on a café al fresco with the locals. (B) M Boat cruise around the beautiful Isle of Capri (summer departures only) Day 4: Sorrento to Florence From postcard perfect Sorrento, pass through rural Umbria & Tuscany’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. (B,RD) Local wine tasting in the Chianti region

Day 5: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, explore at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Tuscan hills feast

Day 7: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. An optional gondola ride is a must! (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Guided walking tour

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Day 8: Venice to Milan via Lake Garda Leave the floating city behind before it’s all about the capital of fashion, Milan. (B) Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda

Day 9: Milan to Italian Riviera Take in the beauty of the region & indulge in tasty local food & wine in the seaside setting of the Cinque Terre. (B) Visit Monterosso & Portovenere along the Cinque Terre Cruise (weather permitting) & train along the scenic coast

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Day 10: Italian Riviera to Rome Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder then cross the Appenine Mountains on the road to Rome (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

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Day 11: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City M Guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

Day 12: Depart Rome The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to swap email addresses & say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBSY - Summer 2014 Single room supplement of US$639. WWSY - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US$655. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117. For details of winter trips between Oct 2013 Mar 2014, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 15 meals: 11 continental breakfasts (B) 4 Regional Dinners: pizza making experience & local trattoria dining (RD) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Guided tour of a Tuscan Winery with Chianti & antipasto • Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums • Cruise along the coastal towns of the Cinque Terre (summer departures only) • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Enjoy a glass of Prosecco overlooking the Bay of Naples • Experience local Venetian artisans at work Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

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Day 6: Florence to Venice Say ‘arriverderci’ to Florence, before professing your love in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona. Next up: the canals & gondolas of Venice. (B,RD) See Juliet’s Balcony & the Roman Arena in Verona

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See more & save more! Use low cost airlines to fly to Greece. This trip will Mix & Match with Spotlight on Greece p.69, or Greek Island Hopping p.76 trip. Or head to Berlin & connect with the Eastern Road trip p.66-67. You’ll save US$50 with our Multi-trip discount. See p.27

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ust like an espresso. Short, intense & packed with flavor. Uncover the best of Italy in just 8 days – art, shopping, history & maybe a gondola ride or two, you can do it all & more.

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8 days

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & this afternoon meet your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travelers. Then it’s time to hit the streets for some sightseeing of Italy’s ancient capital city. (RD) See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

Day 2: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B) M Guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum Day 3: Rome to Florence Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B,RD) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City

M Delicious Tuscan feast with Chianti wine Day 5: Florence Enjoy a day trip out to the hills of the rustic Chianti region for wine tasting & a stop in medieval San Gimignano - the quintessential Tuscan town. (B) Day 6: Florence to Venice Pick up some designer threads at bargain prices this morning – there’s your chance to shop ‘til you drop at a designer outlet mall in Barberino. Later, profess your love in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona before arriving in fairytale Venice. (B,RD) Day 7: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways, grand squares, art-filled palazzos, boutiques, bars & markets.

See the art of Venetian glass blowing, then an optional gondola ride is a must while you’re here! (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride

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Day 8: Depart Venice/Rome The trip ends after breakfast in Venice & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. Or if you prefer, catch a free transfer back to Rome where your trip ends upon arrival. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 (ending in Venice) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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* Prices above are based on twin-share.

If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

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7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 10 meals: 7 continental breakfasts (B) 3 Regional Dinners: pizza making experience & local trattoria dining (RD)

Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Guided tour of a Tuscan Winery with Chianti & antipasto

WWHI - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US$495. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price.

• Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums

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• Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice

Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Venice or approx 6:00pm in Rome.

• Experience local Venetian artisans at work

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ME TIME optionals M Roman dinner in Rome M Nightclub entry & drink in Florence M Venetian dinner with regional wines in Venice See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Day 4: Florence Uncover the amazing masterpieces of Michelangelo’s home, Florence. Shop along the Ponte Vecchio or wrap your lips around some fine Tuscan cuisine before hitting up the Florentine nightlife. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration

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hat’s the perfect blend of sun soaked beaches, awesome architecture & ridiculously tasty food? We’re talking the golden sands of Ibiza, Gaudi’s creations & tapas, tapas, tapas. Obviously it’s the Spanish Spree!

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Madrid Check-in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital, full of diverse neighborhoods & lively plazas. Later, meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travellers. (RD) Day 2: Madrid It’s easy to get hooked on this city that blends traditional culture with new vitality in everything from shopping & food to arts & culture. (B) Tour the Royal Palace with a local guide (Royal Palace tour may be substituted with a tour of the Prado)

Day 3: Madrid to Bilbao Head north to Segovia with its Roman Aqueduct & Alcazar fortress before continuing to Bilbao, home of the Guggenheim Art Museum. (B,RD) Day 4: Bilbao to Pamplona Swim & shop in the beach resort of San Sebastian before heading to Pamplona, home of the Running of the Bulls. (B) Day 5: Pamplona to Barcelona Soak up the Baroque city of Zaragoza before we make our way to the buzzing city of Barcelona. (B,RD) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

Day 7: Barcelona to Ibiza It’s time to party! Board your flight to the world-famous island of sun, sand & sounds. (B) Day 8: Ibiza Relax on Ibiza’s beaches & soak up the sunshine or get into some watersports before heading out into the island’s unbeatable nightlife. (B) Visit Ibiza’s town & beaches

Day 9: Ibiza to Granada This morning it’s a fast ferry to the mainland, before reaching Granada. (B,D) Day 10: Granada Take a trip back in time in this city, full of atmosphere & soaked in history. Explore the fabled palace, feel the lively culture on the streets & sample some tapas & real sangria. (B) M Guided tour of the Moorish Quarter of Albaicin, Capilla Real & La Cartuja plus a visit to La Cartuja Monastery Day 11: Granada to Seville Wind along the Costa del Sol & see the Sierra Nevada mountains. Stop in Gibraltar before arriving in Seville. (B)

Scenic drive past Marbella & Malaga M Visit the Rock of Gibraltar

Day 12: Seville to Cordoba Take your time in laid-back Seville before we reach lively Cordoba, soaked in history & serving up old-world atmosphere, time-worn lanes & famously beautiful streets.(B) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza de Espana in Seville

Day 13: Cordoba to Madrid Hit the road & travel to the hill-top town of Toledo. With its mix of mosques, churches & medieval buildings, this gorgeous town is known by the locals as the “Imperial City”. After, we return to Madrid. (B) See the Alcazar fortress & Gothic cathedral in Toledo M Castillian dinner with local wines

Day 14: Depart Madrid Your trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 17 meals: 13 continental breakfasts (B) 3 Regional Dinners: local tapas feast in Barcelona & regional feasts in our favourite local spots (RD) 1 three-course dinner (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossing

Exclusive inclusions • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour • Catch a flight to Ibiza & check out its famous clubs & beaches • Locally guided tour of Granada’s Alhambra Palace • Learn about the history of Spanish culture & architecture at the Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Locally guided tour of Seville’s famous sights M Explore Barcelona on a locally guided bike tour M Visit the Valley of the Fallen in Madrid See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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Day 6: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It’s a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) M Barcelona Flamenco dance show & dinner

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backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 14 meals: 10 continental breakfasts (B), 4 Regional Dinners: traditional German dinner in West Berlin, dine at our favorite taverna in Prague, a Viennese experience in Vienna & a Hungarian feast on a Danube River cruise (RD) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • Bike ride of Bohemian Prague with our local expert (summer departures only) • See Prague’s Charles Bridge, St Vitus’ Cathedral & more on a locally guided walking tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Schnaps museum & tasting M Eye Spy Berlin tour M Budapest Parliament tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

3 17 14 8 22

Jan Jan Feb Mar Apr

13 27 24 18 1

1639 1639 1545 1545 1579

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBIT - Summer 2014 Single room supplement of US$505. WWIT - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US$399. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117. For details of winter trips between Oct 2013 Mar 2014, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

Places visited Nightstops

World Heritage sites visited

Croatia

Bosnia

Serbia

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Berlin Check-in to your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 5:00pm, meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travelers for dinner. (RD) Days 2-3: Berlin Savor the mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You can shop the cool markets & trendy shops or take a break at a cafe for some people watching. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B)(B) Visit the moving Sachsenhausen concentration camp memorial See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War memorial, Bradenburg Gate & historic Reichstag Take in the commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided historical walking tour of the city

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Day 4: Berlin to Prague Bite into some tasty local fare, like bratwurst, & wash it down with a stein of German beer in Dresden. Then we head to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of Eastern European revival. (B,RD) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden

Day 7: Prague to Vienna Explore the World Heritage listed town of Kutná Hora before heading south to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B,RD) See the Habsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road in Vienna

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Day 8: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you as you wander through this picture book city. Spend the day experiencing its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! You can opt for a taste of the city’s legendary music scene at a Mozart & Strauss concert. (B) M Mozart & Strauss classical music concert Day 9: Vienna to Budapest Hit up three capital cities today! From Vienna to Bratislava, Slovakia & then onto the lively arts, café & music scene of the “Paris of the East.” (B)

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Visit Bratislava’s historic old town See St. Martin’s Cathedral, & Michael’s Gate with its Baroque tower

Day 10: Budapest All your senses are surrounded today by the history of this fascinating centuries-old city, split in two by the Danube River into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. Later, enjoy an amazing dinner of local specialities & a scenic river cruise tonight. (B,RD) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion M Guided tour of the Parliament Building

Day 11: Depart Budapest It’s time to say goodbye to your new-found friends this morning as your trip ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 11 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Days 5-6: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B)(B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock M Nuclear bunker tour

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How much & when

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1815 1815 1745 1745 1745 1745

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8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 11 meals: 8 continental breakfasts (B) 3 Regional Dinners (RD) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging For all other inclusions see p.64

Start Berlin

Finish Vienna

US$ pp*

Apr May Jun Jun Jul Jul

1659 1705 1745 1745 1745 1815

Start Berlin

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2014

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9 Days 3 countries

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Places visited Nightstops

Visit contiki.com/berlin-vienna

Day 1: Arrive Berlin Check-in to your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore Germanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ăźber-cool capital city. At 5:00pm meet up with your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travelers over dinner. (RD)

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Please note: Days 1 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Day 9: Depart Vienna Time to swap email addresses & say goodbye to your new Contiki buddies as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. . * Prices above are based on twin-share. BBBV - Summer 2014 Single room supplement of US$425. WWBV - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US$345. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Vienna.

World Heritage sites visited SAVE

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Day 1: Arrive Berlin Check-in to your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 5:00pm, meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travelers for dinner. (RD) Days 2-8: Berlin to Prague Refer to Berlin to Budapest itinerary & sightseeing on p.64.

Finish Prague

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1149 1149 1085 1085 1105

6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 8 meals: 6 continental breakfasts (B) 2 Regional Dinners (RD) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

2

PRAGUE Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on twin-share. BBBP - Summer 2014 Single room supplement of US$325. WWBP - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US$275. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Prague.

more on this tour

World Heritage sites visited SAVE

Pay early & save up to US$139. See p.27 for details

See contiki.com

How much & when

easypace

VIENNA & BUDAPEST PE E

Start Vienna

5 Days 3 countries SLOVAKIA

VIENNA 2 AUSTRIA 1

Places visited Nightstops

Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

Visit contiki.com/vienna-budapest

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Vienna. Checkin to your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6:00pm, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travelers for dinner. (RD)

Finish Budapest

US$ pp*

Day 5: Depart Budapest Time to swap email addresses & say goodbye to your new Contiki buddies as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Days 2: Vienna to Budapest Refer to Berlin to Budapest itinerary & sightseeing on p.64.

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US$ pp*

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1145 1145 1085 1109 1109 1109

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From US$875pp* US$175 per day

backstage pass

Summer 2014 Code: BBVB

Apr May Jun Jul Jul Jul

22 20 10 1 8 15

1055 1109 1109 1109 1145 1145

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18 25 8 5 12 26

22 29 12 9 16 30

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6 9 13 27 24 18 1

925 925 925 875 875 895 895

4 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 6 meals: 4 continental breakfasts (B) 2 Regional Dinners (RD) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

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VIENNA Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on twin-share. BBVB - Summer 2014 Single room supplement of US$265. WWVB - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US$219. Trip starts 6:00pm in Vienna & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest.

World Heritage sites visited SAVE

For more ways to save. See p.27 for details

See contiki.com

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DemiAnn: I would definitely recommend this tour because it is the perfect way to discover Eastern Europe. I wouldn’t change a thing!

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13 Days 6 countries From US$2155pp* US$166 per day SAVE

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Germany / Czech Republic Austria / HUNGARY SLOVakia / POLAND

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don’t miss  A cocktail at Hotel U Prince in Prague. With 360 degree views over the city of spires, it’s the perfect place to spend an evening.

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2 PRAGUE Getting to & from the start & end destinations is easy. There are international flights that fly directly to these destinations, or budget airlines to & from London. Visit skyscanner.net for the best deals & options.

Kutna Hora

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Banska Bystrica

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CZECH REP

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ho isn’t talking about Eastern Europe right now? And with its pumping nightlife, intriguing culture & incredible food, it’s no surprise. Join the conversation as you visit Berlin, Prague, Budapest & Krakow… you’ll soon get the hype.

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EASTERN ROAD BERLIN

How much & when

PRAGUE

13 days

Summer 2014 Code: BBRH Start Berlin

Finish Warsaw or Berlin

US$ pp*

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Start Berlin

Finish Warsaw or Berlin

US$ pp*

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

* Prices above are based on twin-share.

If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Berlin Check-in to your hotel & then the afternoon is yours to explore. Later, meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travelers for dinner. (RD) Day 2: Berlin Savor the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & the historic Reichstag building See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided historical walking tour

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Day 3: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of Eastern European revival. (B,RD) Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

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Day 4: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) M Nuclear bunker tour Day 5: Prague to Vienna Head south through the Czech countryside via small town Kutná Hora to Austria’s

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cultured capital, Vienna, home to Mozart’s music & of course, strudel! (B) See the Habsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road in Vienna

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Day 6: Vienna Spend some time exploring the city today. Head to the Tiergarten Schönbrunn (zoo), the Belvedere Palace, or one of the city’s many fantastic art galleries. If relaxing is more your vibe, then this beautiful city is perfect for strolling – stopping for some delicious pastries & coffee along the way. (B) M Classical music concert & dinner Day 7: Vienna to Budapest Cross into Hungary & enjoy the café scene of the “Paris of the East.” (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion M Evening river cruise & dinner

Day 8: Budapest All your senses are surrounded by the history of this fascinating city split by the Danube River into hilltop Buda & the bustling Pest. (B) Day 9: Budapest to Krakow Go north through Slovakia & stop for lunch in picturesque Banska Bystrica before arriving in Krakow. (B,RD) Visit the town square & see the black obelisk in Banska Bystrica

M Guided tour of the amazing salt mines Day 11: Krakow to Warsaw Take a sobering guided tour of Auschwitz & view the famous “Black Madonna” in Częstochowa en route to Warsaw. (B) Entrance & guided tour of Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps See the monastery at Jasna Góra

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Single room supplement of US$539 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27.

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 16 meals: 12 continental breakfasts (B) 4 Regional Dinners: a traditional German dinner in West Berlin, dine at our favorite taverna in Prague, a delicious local meal in Krakow & a Polish feast in Warsaw (RD) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging

Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw or approx 7:00pm in Berlin.

Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115.

Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

For travel insurance see p.117.

Exclusive inclusions PRAGUE

• Bike ride of Bohemian Prague with our local expert

Day 12: Warsaw Immerse yourself in the impressive cultural scene, thriving nightlife & intriguing attractions of Poland’s revitalized capital. (B,RD) Guided sightseeing of the Old Town, St. John’s Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Chopin’s park & the Warsaw Ghetto

• Locally guided tour of the old Jewish Ghetto & the medieval center of Warsaw • A moving experience - locally guided tours of Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps

Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

Day 13: Depart Warsaw/ Berlin The trip ends after breakfast in Warsaw & it’s time to swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends. Or catch a free transfer back to Berlin where your trip ends upon arrival. (B)

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Schnaps museum visit & tasting Eye Spy Berlin tour Budapest Parliament tour Traditional Czech dinner & entertainment See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Please note: Days 1 & 13 (ending in Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

BUDAPEST

backstage pass

2014

BERLIN

Day 10: Krakow Wander through the lively market stalls & pavement cafés of this city’s unspoiled medieval Old Town. (B) Guided sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill

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Kom Ombo

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3 World Heritage sites visited

THE NILE

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 7 nights twin-share accommodation: 3 nights in hotels, 1 night twin-berth sleep couchette train (Cairo to Aswan) 3 night Nile Cruise 15 meals: 7 continental breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 three-course dinners (D) An experienced & professional Egyptian Tour Manager Coach transfers Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Local taxes & service charges Transfer from airport to hotel on arrival

Exclusive inclusions • Tours of the Egyptian Museum & Pyramids of Giza • Tour the Valley of the Kings with a local Egyptian expert • Drift down the Nile on a traditional felucca sailing boat • See ancient sites & scenery on a three-night Nile cruise Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

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10 24 21 7 21

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. BBEG - Summer 2014 Single room supplement of US$415. WTEG - Winter 2014/15 Single room supplement of US$359. Note: Single room supplement does not apply to night 2. Overnight train cabins are twin-share only. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117. For details of winter trips between Oct 2013 Mar 2014, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

M Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Cairo Check-in to the hotel & explore Egypt’s buzzing capital city for the afternoon. At 7:00pm, meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Day 2: Cairo to Aswan Step into this intense, 24/7 city where ancient meets modern all in one shot. A local guide will take you back to ancient Egypt & the time of the Pharaohs. Stare in awe at the Sphinx & the monumental Pyramids of Giza before boarding the overnight train to Aswan. (B,D) Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo M Light & sound show at the Pyramids

Day 3: Nile Cruise - Aswan Unwind in the beautiful riverside setting of Egypt’s sunniest city. Enjoy its laid back take on life & distinctive African atmosphere. Opt to take a tour of Aswan to see the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam. After being treated to a ride on a traditional felucca sailboat, kick back & listen to Nubian music, eat some freshly caught fish, or explore the souk, full of spices, perfumes, scarves & baskets. (B,L,D) M Visit the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam in Aswan

CAIRO

Day 4: Nile Cruise - Aswan to Edfu Today consider taking an optional visit to the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel – the most complete example of ancient Egyptian architecture. Then cruise on down the Nile River with a stop at the unique temple in Kom Ombo en route to the friendly city of Edfu. (B,L,D) M View Kom Ombo, the Temple of Two Gods M Visit Abu Simbel’s Temple of Ramses II Day 5: Nile Cruise - Edfu to Luxor Wind through the commercial & religious center of Edfu to its most famous attraction, the Temple of Horus the Avenger. Later, we set sail & meander up the Nile to Luxor, where we’ll literally walk like an Egyptian on a stroll up the ancient Avenue of the Sphinxes. (B,L,D)

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How much & when

1

LAKE NASSER

Places visited Nightstops

the nile

Visit contiki.com/egypt

Day 6: Luxor to Hurghada Be amazed by the sheer volume of famous monuments around Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings before we hit beachside Hurghada. Maybe do some shopping, chill at the beach & get into the city’s many bars, restaurants & cool nightlife. (B) See the the Colossos of Memnon M Guided visit of the Temple of Karnak

Day 7: Hurghada to Cairo Today it’s back to Cairo for some last minute shopping. Tonight, enjoy our farewell dinner & a final night on the town. (B,D) Day 8: Depart Cairo The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Cruise the Nile in style! With luxury cabins, with private showers, restrooms, TVs & air conditioning. The ship features a pool, sun deck, loungers, bars & party areas.

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SPOTLIGHT ON GREE EECE EECE E E

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Summer 2014 Code: BBBS Start Athens

4 Days 1 countrY

Finish Athens

US$ pp*

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AEGEAN SEA GREECE

DELPHI

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Mycenae

DELPHI

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839 875 895 895 895 925 925

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895 875 895 895 895 895

7 21 4 18 2 16

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$255 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 5:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 6:00pm in Athens.

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OLYMPIA

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Apr May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

US$ pp*

2014

2014

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek of mythological Athens. This evening meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travelers. Visit the famous Plaka area

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Day 2: Athens to Olympia Sightsee ancient Athens & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city before crisscrossing the beautiful, historic Peloponnese region en route to Olympia. (B,D) Guided tour of Athens including the Acropolis & Parthenon

Day 3: Olympia to Delphi A local guide shows off the site of the first Olympic Games. This afternoon, cross the Corinthian Gulf & arrive in Delphi, the center of the universe in Ancient Greek times. (B,D) Guided tour of Olympia including the Olympic Stadium & Temples of Hera & Zeus

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See the impressive Corinth Canal Guided tour of Mycenae, including the Palace of Agamemnon See the Acronafplion citadel at Nafplion

Day 4: Delphi to Athens Be swept away by Delphi’s history, spectacular ruins & museum, as well as its beautiful location on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Return to Athens where it’s time to swap Facebook & email addresses & say farewell to your new friends, as the trip ends in the afternoon. (B) Guided tour of Delphi including the Temple of Apollo

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for more ways to save. See p.27 for details

SPOTLIGHT ON GREECE

4 days

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 3 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 5 meals: 3 continental breakfasts (B) 2 three-course dinners (D) An experienced & professional Local Guide Modern, air-conditioned coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Greek info pack Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

4

Please note: Day 1 has been designed to allow you to start the trip without needing an extra night of accommodation.

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Santorini

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Crete

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Days 1-4: Athens to Athens Refer to Spotlight on Greece above. Day 5: Athens Explore more of Athens. (B) Day 6: Athens to Mykonos Ferry to Mykonos for sun & good timest.  Contiki Feature Hotel (B,D) Days 7-8: Mykonos Kick back on island time.  Contiki Feature Hotel (B)(B)

Day 9: Mykonos to Santorini Ferry to Santorini. (B,D) Days 10-11: Santorini Indulge in breathtaking scenery. (B)(B) Day 12: Santorini to Ios Cruise to Ios. (B,D) Days 13-14: Ios Relax & enjoy the beaches. (B)(B) Day 15: Ios to Athens Sail back to Athens. (B) Day 16: Depart Athens The trip ends after breakfast. (B)

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Days 1-4: Athens to Athens Refer to Spotlight on Greece above. Day 5: Athens to Kusadasi via Mykonos Cruise to Mykonos, with it’s young, vibrant party culture. Later we set sail to Turkey. (B,L,D,S) Day 6: Kusadasi Shop in the bazaar or take an optional tour of Ephesus. Tonight, we’ll set sail to Crete. (B,L,D,S) Day 7: Crete to Santorini

Spend some time on Greece’s biggest island, Crete & this afternoon we’re off to Santorini, famous for its simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking scenery. (B,L,D,S) Day 8: Arrival into Athens Your trip ends after breakfast & a transfer into central Athens. (B) Please note: some departures also visit Patmos. See ● in price panel.

Itinerary & Sightseeing Days 1-4: Athens to Athens Refer to Spotlight on Greece above. Day 5: Athens to Istanbul Cruise to Istanbul. (B,L,D,S) Day 6: Istanbul See an incredible mix of sights. (B,L,D,S) Day 7: Kusadasi via Patmos Dock at Patmos then set sail to Kusadasi. (B,L,D,S) Day 8: Santorini Indulge in Santorini & its breathtaking scenery. (B,L,D,S)

Greek Island Hopping option: 15 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 20 meals An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Local Guide Ferry crossings (tourist class) & coach transfers

Crete

Visit contiki.com/greece7 MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Itinerary & Sightseeing

SPOTLIGHT ON GREECE + GREEK ISLANDS

Day 9: Crete We drop anchor on the largest of the Greek islands, Crete. (B,L,D,S) Day 10: Simi via Rhodes Island-hop your way to heaven. (B,L,D,S) Day 11: Mykonos via Chios Spend the evening on the party island of Mykonos. (B,L,D,S) Day 12: Arrival into Athens Your trip ends after breakfast & a transfer into central Athens. (B)

3 day Cruise option: 7 nights twin or triple-share accommodation 18 meals An experienced & professional Local Guide & on-board cruise rep Nightly entertainment Greek info pack

7 day Cruise option: 11 nights twin or triple-share accommodation 30 meals An experienced & professional Local Guide & on-board cruise rep Nightly entertainment Greek info pack For all other inclusions & pay early savings see above

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CHOOSE to cruise

Hit the Greek isles for some R&R, with our Contiki cruise partners, Louis Hellenic. These cruises aren’t exclusive to Contiki, so you can mix with loads of other travelers, while exploring iconic spots like Santorini & Mykonos. On board you’re looked after - our Contiki Rep is your local guide on what to do on-board & on-shore. With pools, bars, nightclubs, live entertainment plus a casino & a spa, there’s lots going on. Included meals mean fresh, tasty eats – there’s something for all tastes. All rooms have private facilities & the way you stay is up to you. Try a Standard Outside Cabin with porthole or a Standard Inside Cabin without. Check the price panel for more information or contiki.com/cruising

mykonos

How much & when Summer 2014 Code: 6CGS Start Athens

TURKEY

1 ATHENS

6 Days (4 days cruising) 2 countries From US$1035pp* US$173 per day

Mykonos

Kusadasi Patmos

3 World Heritage sites visited athens

1

Santorini Rhodes

Places visited Nightstops

Visit contiki.com/aegean

Crete

Itinerary & Sightseeing

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 5 nights accommodation: 1 night in a hotel 4 nights on board a cruise ship (quad or twin-share) 17 meals: 5 buffet breakfasts (B) 4 lunches (L) 4 buffet/three-course dinners (D) 4 suppers (S) An experienced on-board cruise representative Nightly entertainment Greek info pack with even more details about the places your heading & cool things to do

ME TIME optionals M Guided tour of the Acropolis See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon exploring Athens. Twist & turn through the Plaka’s maze of narrow medieval streets & find ancient sites, cafés & shops full of history & character. This evening meet up with your Cruise Representative & fellow travelers. Visit the famous Plaka area M Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka

Day 2: Athens to Mykonos Board your ship & cruise to the Aegean paradise of Mykonos. Hang out on this island, famous for its young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D,S) Day 3: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colorful bazaar. Later on, dock at the friendly, unspoiled island of Patmos & relax on the beach or in a local taverna, while watching the locals fish for the catch of the day. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos M Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus

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Day 4: Cruising to Rhodes Arrive at the sunniest island in the Aegean & spend the day exploring the pristine beaches, medieval towns & cool little shops. (B,L,D,S) See the fortified town of Rhodes

Day 5: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete, the largest of the islands, en route to Santorini, world-famous for its blue & white buildings, spectacular sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or catch a cable car up to a cliff-top town, like Fira. Or take a boat ride

Total Quad Out US$ pp*

Total Quad In US$ pp*

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Total Twin In US$ pp*

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1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1059 1059 1059 1059 1059 1059 1059 1085 1085 1085 1085 1059 1035 1035 1035 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049

1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1505 1505 1505 1505 1465 1425 1425 1425 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449

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GREECE

Finish Athens

out to the volcanic island, Nea Kameni. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the volcanic islands surrounding Santorini & its main town of Fira

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Day 6: Arrival into Athens Return to Athens & enjoy breakfast then transfer into central Athens where the trip ends. Or take the opportunity for a guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon. (B)

M Guided tour of the famous Acropolis Please note: Days 1 & 6 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Mar Apr Apr Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

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4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10

The above prices are accurate as of Oct 2nd, 2013 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up to date pricing please go to contiki.com/aegean. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. Substantial savings for quad-share rooms are available – save a minimum of US$204. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or quad-share). Or take a single supplement option: add US$145 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or US$155 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus port taxes for total price). For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 5:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. Note: the order of ports of call may be reversed on some days & the itinerary is subject to change. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip, it must be a multi-entry visa. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

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Istanbul

How much & when

superior

Summer 2014 Code: 9GFS

9 Days (7 DAYS CRUISING) 2 countries

Start Athens

TURKEY Chios

From US$1625pp* US$181 per day

1 ATHENS Kusadasi

GREECE Mykonos

Symi

Santorini

Rhodes

SANTORINI

Visit contiki.com/golden-fleece

1

Places visited Nightstops

Crete

Itinerary & Sightseeing

Day 2: Athens to Istanbul Board the ship & cruise to Turkey’s largest city. (B,L,D,S) Day 3: Istanbul See an incredible mix of sights in this diverse city. (B,L,D,S)

M Guided city sightseeing tour Day 4: Kusadasi via Patmos Relax in Patmos then we set sail to Kusadasi. (B,L,D,S)

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Total Quad Out US$ pp*

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1625 1625 1625 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645 1635

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Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & later meet your Cruise Representative & fellow Contiki travelers. Visit the famous Plaka area M Guided tour of the Acropolis

Finish Athens

Day 7: Simi via Rhodes Get set to island-hop your way to heaven, with a visit to Rhodes then on to the picturesque Island called Simi or Ano Symi. (B,L,D,S)

See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar

Day 5: Santorini Today we cruise to the beautiful Greek island of Santorini. (B,L,D,S) See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini & it’s main town of Fira

Day 8: Cruising to Mykonos via Chios We stop off at the relaxed Chios, then we set sail to the island party paradise of Mykonos. (B,L,D,S) See the traditional Cycladic style houses See the famous windmills

Day 6: Crete We drop the anchor on the shores of Crete, the largest of the islands. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town, M Guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos

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Day 9: Arrival into Athens Your trip ends after breakfast & a transfer into central Athens. (B)

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24 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 4 11 18 25 2 9

May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

2 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 12 19 26 3 10 17

The above prices are accurate as of Oct 2nd, 2013 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up to date pricing please go to contiki.com/golden-fleece. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. Substantial savings for quad-share rooms are available – save a minimum of US$304. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or quad-share). Or take a single supplement option: add US$245 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or US$275 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus port taxes for total price). Trip starts 5:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip, it must be a multi-entry visa.

How much & when

TURKEY & GRE GR EE EK IS SLA LAND ND OD DYS YSSEY EY

1 CANAKKALE

Total Total Twin Twin Out In US$ pp* US$ pp*

Start Finish Istanbul Athens

Total Total Twin Twin Out In US$ pp* US$ pp*

Troy

2014

TURKEY

10 Days 2 countries

AEGEAN SEA

CORINTH CANAL

From US$1865pp* US$187 per day

Athens

Pergamum

IZMIR 1 PAMUKKALE KUSADASI 1 Ephesus 1

GREECE

Patmos

Hieropolis

Santorini Rhodes

PAMUKKALE

Visit contiki.com/odyssey

1

Places visited Nightstops

Crete

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Istanbul Check-in to your hotel & meet up with your Contiki team & fellow travelers this evening. (D) Day 2: Istanbul See an incredible mix of sights in this diverse city. (B) Visit the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar & the Spice Market See the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace & Suleymaniye Mosque M Dinner & belly dancing Day 3: Istanbul to Canakkale Visit Gallipoli battlefields. (B,D) Journey along the Sea of Marmara

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Visit Lone Pine Cemetery See ANZAC Cove Day 4: Canakkale to Izmir See the ruins of Troy & the ancient city of Pergamum. (B,D) Scenic drive to Pergamum Day 5: Izmir to Pamukkale Maybe take a relaxing soak in the famous pools of Pamukkale. (B,D) Day 6: Pamukkale to Kusadasi Explore the classical city of Ephesus & the port town of Kusadasi. (B) Visit a Turkish carpet factory See Kusadasi’s bazaar Day 7: Kusadasi to Rhodes Sail to Rhodes via Patmos. (B,D,S)

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Day 8: Rhodes Explore medieval towns or relax on the stunning beaches. (B,L,D,S) See the fortified town of Rhodes Day 9: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete en route to worldfamous Santorini. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See Santorini’s volcanic islands Visit Santorini’s town of Fira M Guided trip of the Minoan Palace of Knossos Day 10: Arrival into Athens Your trip ends after breakfast & a transfer into central Athens. (B)

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backstage pass 8 nights accommodation: 1 night in a hotel 7 nights on board a cruise ship (quad or twin-share) 29 meals: 8 buffet breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 7 buffet/threecourse dinners (D), 7 suppers (S) An experienced on-board cruise representative Nightly entertainment Greek info pack

4 World Heritage sites visited

more on this tour For all inclusions, ME Time optionals & the full itinerary see contiki.com

Summer 2014 Code: BBSL Start Finish Istanbul Athens

Gallipoli

9 days

superior

Maced Macedonia

ISTANBUL 2

GOLDEN FLEECE

May 14 Jun 18 Jul 2 Jul 16

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The above prices are accurate as of Oct 2nd, 2013 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up to date pricing please go to contiki.com/odyssey. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Or take a single supplement option: Add US$479 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or US$535 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (add port taxes for total price). For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 7:00pm in Istanbul & ends approx. 8:00am in Athens. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

SAVE

pay early & save up to US$185. See p.27 for details

more on this tour For all inclusions, ME Time optionals & the full itinerary see contiki.com

TURKEY & GREEK ISLAND ODYSSEY

10 days

backstage pass 9 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 6 nights hotels, 3 nights on board cruise ship 21 meals: 9 continental/buffet breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 7 threecourse dinners (D), 3 suppers (S) An experienced & professional Turkish Tour Manager, Driver & on-board cruise representative Modern air-conditioned coach Nightly entertainment on cruise Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossing

6 World Heritage sites visited

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easypace

8 Days 1 countrY From US$539pp* US$68 per day

TURKEY

bodrum 2 pabucburnu 1 1

SAVE

cokertme

pay early & save up to US$85. See p.27 for details

Karacasogut 1 1 English BALLISU 1 Kisebuku Harbour

GULF OF GOKOVA

Visit contiki.com/turkish-sailing

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How much & when

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 7 nights twin-share berth accommodation on board a traditional Turkish Gulet boat 20 meals: 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) An experienced captain & crew Port & visitors taxes

EXPERIENCE SAILING IN TURKEY • Stay & play on a traditional Turkish Gulet • Comfortable & modern Gulet with large decks & outdoor areas for relaxing • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner each day • Two-person berths with private ensuites • Use of flippers, snorkels & fishing equipment Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals

Summer 2014 Code: BBTS Start Bodrum

Finish Bodrum

Total US$ pp*

May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

539 539 539 585 675 719 735 755 775 835 925 925

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26 3 10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 5 12

Start Bodrum

Finish Bodrum

Total US$ pp*

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925 955 955 955 955 955 955 925 775 735 719

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Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

19 26 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27

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The above prices are accurate as of Oct 2nd, 2013 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up to date pricing please go to contiki.com/ turkish-sailing. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on two person berths. If you’re traveling solo we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single cabin supplement add US$515. For more ways to save see p.27. Note: many cabins have double beds & most people choose to sleep under the stars up on deck. All cabins have private ensuite bathrooms. We use a selection of ‘standard’ boats Trip starts 3:30pm in Bodrum & ends approx. 10:30am in Bodrum.

M Marmaris city tour at night See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Places visited Nightstops

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Start Bodrum On arrival at Bodrum, make your way to the port & board our traditional Turkish Gulet & let the good times begin. With the harbor as your backdrop get to know your group over a dinner as you relax & watch the sunset. Bodrum’s nightlife goes off, so if you’re up for some group bonding then head out & explore the city by night. (D) Day 2: Bodrum to Cokertme via Orak Island All aboard! Set sail for quiet Orak Island for a swim in the crystalblue waters, complete with a tasty lunch on-board. It’s all about taking in the incredible coast as we sail to Cokertme. This little fishing town is perfect for exploring or meeting some locals before dinner overlooking the bay. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Karacasogut to Ballisu via Cleopatra Island Next up: Cleopatra Island. This slice of paradise with its small beach, white sand, legendary stories & clear water is like an open-air museum. Afterwards it’s more fun in the sun at Ballisu – do some swimming or a stroll through the pine forests before a relaxing dinner & another incredible sunset. (B,L,D) See the sights of Longoz Bay

Day 6: Ballisu to Pabucburnu via Kisebuku & Kargili Another relaxing morning! Catch the rays on deck before we reach Kargili Bay for morning swimming. Later, it’s time to get a culture fix as you explore & learn about the ancient Byzantine ruins of Kisebuku. Tonight take a

well-deserved swim, sunbake & chill times. (B,L,D) Explore the Byzantine ruins of Kisebuku

Day 7: Pabucburnu to Bodrum via Yaliciftlik Discover Pabucburnu & Yaliciftlik Bay, or head on land & experience the vibrant local life in the village on an optional guided tour. This afternoon capture the last of the Turkish coastline views as we cruise back to Bodrum for our last night out with the group. (B,L,D)

M Local village tour Day 8: Depart Bodrum The trip ends after breakfast when it’s time to swap email addresses & say goodbye to your travel buddies. (B)

marmaris

Day 3: Cokertime to English Harbour via Seven Islands Check out the sunrise en route to Seven Islands, famous for its dotted island landscape. After breakfast, stop for swims at Kufre Bay & Uzun Liman (Long Port), head on land for a stroll through the forest, play some boardgames on deck with your fellow sailors or sit back in the sun! Later we cruise to English Harbour for the night. (B,L,D) Day 4: English Harbour to Karacasogut Explorers could opt to visit Turtle Beach on Dalyan for a day trip to experience one of the famous mud-baths, try & spot some turtles, or just relax in paradise. After a swimming or snorkeling fix it’s onto Karacasogut, where you could head to the beach town of Marmaris & take in this cool village vibe by night. (B,L,D)

M Dalyan mud bath experience & day trip

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CROATIAN ISLAND HOPPER

8/9 days

easypace

8/9 Days 1 countrY

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price:

From US$1489pp* US$187 per day SAVE

BOL 1 wild bay 1 1 1 HVAR

pay early & save up to US$160. See p.27 for details

DUBROVNIK

1

MAKARSKA

14 meals: 7 continental breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 2 dinners (D)

KORCULA 1

2

1 DUBROVNIK

World Heritage sites visited

Visit contiki.com/croatian-hopper

7 nights twin-share accommodation on a traditional sailing cruise boat +1 night in a hotel (start Split only)

CROATIA

SPLIT 1

An experienced captain, crew & onboard Contiki representative

ADRIATIC SEA

Orientations of all destinations

Nightstops

Port & visitors taxes

Itinerary & Sightseeing

Day 1: Arrive Dubrovnik Welcome to Croatia! On arrival in Dubrovnik head to the ship & meet your group & Contiki Rep for a tasty BBQ on board. It’s the perfect way to start a week of relaxation in paradise. (L,D)

Day 5: Wild Bay to Bol It’s on to Bol, on the south of the island of Brac. This quaint little town is perfect for exploring. Hit the Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) beach & head to one of the harbours little restaurants to grab some delicious local seafood. (B) Visit Zlatni Rat beach M Captains Dinner

Day 2: Dubrovnik to Korčula Today set sail for Korčula, home of Marco Polo. The Old Town’s cobbled streets are perfect for exploring & its hidden bars in old turrets are the ideal spot for a blissful sunset. (B,L) Visit the fortified Old Town

Day 6: Bol to Makarska Today we head to Makarska with its long sandy beach, promenade & chilled vibe. For a bit of local action, head to the main square markets. Makarska goes off when the sun goes down, so exploring by night is a must. (B)

Day 3: Korčula to Hvar Next up, Hvar! Its port is packed with yachts from all over the world, its Old Town Square & hilltop views are awesome. Getting into the nighlife here is a must. (B,L) See the Arsenal Fort

Day 7: Marsaka to Split Today we cruise on to the Dalmatian capital, Split. Get up close to real Roman heritage when you wander through the domain of Diocletian’s Palace. Tonight, hit the promenade then the old town bars for your last night out. (B,L) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split

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Day 4: Hvar to Wild Bay Today we’re off to our exclusive overnight in a slice of paradise, Wild Bay. Croatia is the jewel of the Adriatic; swim in the still blue waters & soak up the sun out on deck - relax in paradise at its best. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Depart Split The good times in Croatia end after breakfast this morning, when it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends. (B)

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How much & when SOUTH This trip is 9 days long & spends an additional night in Split at the start. It follows the same itinerary as the North trip with the exception of day 7 where you spend the night in Split. Day 1: Arrive Split. Welcome to Split! If you’ve got time on arrival you could take a stroll by the harbour & soak up the vibes here. Hotel Day 2: Split to Pucisca. Meet your Tour Rep & group & get out on the water for the start of a week in paradise. (L,D) Day 3: Pucisca to Makarska. (B) Day 4: Makarska to Bol. (B) M Captains Dinner Day 5: Bol to Wild Bay. (B,L,D) Day 6: Wild Bay to Hvar. (B,L) Day 7: Hvar to Korčula. (B,L) Day 8: Korčula to Dubrovnik. (B,L) M Sea kayaking trip Day 9: Depart Dubrovnik. (B)

EXPERIENCE SAILING IN CROATIA

Summer 2014 Code: BBDI Start Finish On or Below Dub’nik Split above deck deck US$ pp* US$ pp*

Start Finish On or Below Dub’nik Split above deck deck US$ pp* US$ pp*

• Stay on our ‘A’ Class boat - exclusive to Contiki

2014

2014

• Comfortable boat with decking for sunbathing

Jun Jul Jul Aug

21 5 19 2

Jun Jul Jul Aug

28 12 26 9

1579 1579 1655 1655

1489 1489 1565 1565

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Aug 23 Sep 6 Sep 20

1655 1655 1579

1565 1565 1489

Summer 2014 Code: BBSI Start Split

Finish On or Below Dub’nik above deck deck US$ pp* US$ pp*

2014 Jun Jun Jul Jul

13 27 11 25

Start Split

Finish On or Below Dub’nik above deck deck US$ pp* US$ pp*

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21 5 19 2

1685 1685 1755 1755

1595 1595 1669 1669

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1755 1755 1685

1669 1669 1595

The above prices are accurate as of Oct 2nd, 2013 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up to date pricing please go to contiki.com/ croatian-hopper. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Or take a single supplement option: BBDI: Single on or above deck cabin supplement add US$1075. Single below deck cabin supplement add US$1015. BBSI: Single on or above deck cabin supplement add US$1125. Single below deck cabin supplement add US$1065. Note: ‘On or Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof port hole & door that opens to the inside. We use a selection of exclusive ‘A’ class boats. Northbound - Trip starts 12:00 noon in Dubrovnik & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. Southbound - Boat departs Day 2 at 12:00 noon in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Dubrovnik. For more ways to save see p.27. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

• Breakfast every day • 5 lunches • Dinner on 2 nights, giving you flexibility to explore your way the ports on other nights • 2 bed rooms with private facilities Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals Look for the M symbol in the itinerary & visit contiki.com

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easypace

9 Days 1 countrY From US$1165pp* US$130 per day SAVE

pay early & save up to US$165. See p.27 for details

CROATIA

HVAR

Andrea Pavez @drepavez: back from an amazing trip with the best group! #croatia #contiki

don’t miss

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Sun seekers listen up…it’s all about Hula Hula Beach Bar, Hvar. This waterside spot goes off, so grab a towel, hit the sun loungers with a book & laze the day away.

CROATIA

1 MAKARSKA

there

getting

1 HVAR If you’re not flying direct to Croatia, many low cost airlines fly direct to Split from London.

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The above prices are accurate as of Oct 2nd, 2013 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up to date pricing please go to contiki.com/ croatian-cruising. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Split Welcome to Split! If you’ve got time on arrival you could take a stroll by the harbor & soak up the vibes here. Hotel

* Prices above are based on twin-share.

If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost.

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Day 2: Split to Hvar All aboard! Jump on board our exclusive boat, meet your Contiki Rep, captain & crew & settle into your cabin as we cruise to Hvar. Check out the town’s stunning square,16th century theatre & hill-top fortress for amazing views over the gorgeous harbor. Tonight, get to know your fellow travelers over dinner before hitting the town. (L,D) See the Arsenal Fort Day 3: Hvar to Korčula Start the day with a swimming stop before lunch on deck as we head to Korčula, home of the famous adventurer, Marco Polo. Get a feel for its buildings, architecture & stone streets. Tonight, try some locally produced white wines & discover the town’s nightlife. (B,L) Visit the fortified Old Town

Day 4: Korčula to Dubrovnik Today we’ll head to stunning Dubrovnik, known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Tonight, hit the pedestrian district of the Old Town & spend your evening exploring the town’s hot spots. (B) See the fortified city & the Old Port M Dubrovnik Walking Tour

Day 5: Dubrovnik Dubrovnik has so much to see & do, so head back to the city or sun worship on amazing beaches. Opt for a kayaking

Day 6: Dubrovnik to Trstenik Today we’ll sail past the Elaphite Islands, known for palms, olive trees, citrus plantations & colorful reefs. Tonight, we’ll dock in the unspoiled village of Trstenik, with its views across the Adriatic Sea. (B,L) M Captain’s dinner Day 7: Trstenik to Makarska A day’s sailing means time to relax & work on your tan. We’ll dock at Makarska with its long sandy beach & promenade. For a bit of local action, head to the main square & check out the fruit & flower markets. Tonight

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14 meals: 7 continental breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 2 dinners (D) An experienced captain & crew with an onboard Contiki representative Orientations of all destinations Port & visitors taxes

EXPERIENCE SAILING IN CROATIA • Stay on our ‘A’ Class boat - exclusive to Contiki

Single below deck cabin supplement add US$1050.

• Breakfast every day

For more ways to save see p.27.

• 5 lunches

Note: ‘On or Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof port hole & door that opens to the inside.

• Dinner on 2 nights, giving you flexibility to explore your way the ports on other nights

We use a selection of exclusive ‘A’ class boats.

• 2 bed rooms with private facilities

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent. is yours, so head to a local restaurant & try some grilled fish or a mixed seafood platter. (B,L)

7 nights twin-share accommodation on a traditional sailing cruise boat +1 night in a hotel

• Comfortable boat with decking for sunbathing

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

excursion around the old city walls for a different view of the city or work on your tan in the sun. You could venture further afield on the cable car above Dubrovnik for breathtaking views. (B,D) M Sea kayaking trip

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price:

Single on or above deck cabin supplement add US$1129.

Boat departs Day 2 at 12:00 noon in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Split.

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ME TIME optionals M Discover the walled city of Dubrovnik, on a locally guided walking tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Day 8: Makarska to Split After drifting past the windsurfer’s paradise of Brač, we’ll cruise to Split. Wander through the domain of Diocletian’s Palace for a piece of Roman heritage, complete with 220 buildings & a huge cathedral. For your last night, soak up Split’s Mediterranean vibes & make your way to one of the fantastic waterfront bars. Later, head back into the maze of streets within the palace walls & discover cool cafes & pumping clubs. (B,L) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split

Day 9: Depart Split The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

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ME TIME optionals M Guided tour of the Acropolis M Boat trip to the volcano’s core in Santorini See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$985 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 5:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 8:00am in Athens. Note: for operational reasons, this trip may run in reverse For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

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Itinerary & Sightseeing it’s famous for its warm water, clear seas, golden beaches & young party culture. Go shopping, maybe rent a car to explore more of the island or take it up a level & head to stunning Paradise Beach for some water sports & a taste of the area’s buzzing nightlife!  Feature Hotel (B)(B) Visit Mykonos town

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Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at mythological Athens. Later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travelers before starting the trip right - indulging in a delicious local Greek dinner. (RD) Day 2: Athens Feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. Twist & turn through the Plaka’s maze of narrow medieval streets & find ancient sites, cafés & shops full of history & character. Why not take a guided tour of the famous Acropolis? (B) Visit the famous Plaka area M Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka area

Day 6: Mykonos to Santorini Enjoy the breathtaking views as we ferry into the caldera of the quintessential Greek island, Santorini. Soak it all in, from its famous blue & white buildings to its spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking scenery. (B,RD) Days 7-8: Santorini With two days here, indulge in amazing views, scenery & black stone beaches, & get into the activities on offer. Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or take a cable car up to the cliff-top town of Fira. From here, catch unbeatable panoramic views of the island’s submerged volcano & sip on delicious cocktails as the sun goes down. There’s also a chance for a boat ride out to the active volcanic island, if you’re

feeling like something different. (B)(B) Visit the main town of Fira M Visit Oia at sunset

Day 9: Santorini to Ios Cruise to another Greek gem, the beautiful island of Ios. (B,D) Days 10-11: Ios Take a couple of days to relax & enjoy the sun, meet some locals & chill out poolside or on soft, sandy beaches. While you’re here don’t miss out on a taste of the nightlife in this ultimate party island. (B)(B) Visit Ios town M Island cruise on a traditional sailing boat

Day 12: Ios to Athens Set sail back to mainland Greece & the mythological city of Athens. Chill with your buddies on your last full day. (B) Day 13: Depart Athens The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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Day 3: Athens to Mykonos Hop aboard a ferry in the morning & journey to the popular Aegean paradise of Mykonos for some sun & good times at our beach resort. Located on one of the islands best beaches, it’s all about sun & fun. Later, get a taste of some Greek specialities with dinner at the resort.  Feature Hotel (B,D) Days 4-5: Mykonos There’s two free days to kick back on island time, Mykonos-style -

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Day 2: Athens to Mykonos Ferry to Mykonos & get set to island-hop your way to heaven, starting with a few days on the Aegean island paradise of Mykonos.  Contiki Feature Hotel (B,D)

Visit Mykonos town See the traditional Cycladic style houses See the famous windmills

Day 5: Mykonos to Kusadasi Soak up some more sun on the pristine beaches, wind through the labyrinth of roads shopping for souvenirs, or lunch with the locals & international jet setters for another day. When you’re finished soaking up the atmosphere onshore, we’ll set sail on our overnight cruise to Kusadasi. (B,D,S) Day 6: Kusadasi to Patmos Wake up in the port town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colorful bazaar before it’s off to Patmos. Tonight, we’ll set sail to Crete. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar M Tour the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus with a local guide

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island, Crete famous for its soft white sand, little coves & rocky coast. This afternoon we’re off to Santorini, world-famous for its simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or catch a cable car up to a cliff-top town, like Fira. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town in Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Visit Santorini’s main town of Fira

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Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price:

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens. Twist & turn through the Plaka’s maze of narrow medieval streets & find ancient sites, cafés & shops full of history & character. This evening, meet up with your Cruise Representative & fellow travelers. Visit the famous Plaka area

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The above prices are accurate as of Oct 2nd, 2013 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up to date pricing please go to contiki.com/ mykonos-cruising Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Or take a single supplement option: add US$435 to twin-share price for a single room/ inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price). Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.27. Trip starts 5:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip, it must be a multi-entry visa. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

ME TIME optionals M Guided tour of the famous Acropolis See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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Day 8: Arrival in Athens Set sail back to mainland Greece & the mythological city of Athens. Disembark after breakfast & transfer into central Athens where the trip ends once you arrive. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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Europe has so many amazing things to see & experience that it’s difficult to get it down to a shortlist of best bits. The Exchange is our online bible, giving the lowdown on all the latest trends in music, fashion, food, nightlife & more from around the globe. We’ve picked out these European highlights to give you an insight into why we love Europe so much, but you can find loads more at contiki.com/exchange. Plus don’t forget to download our Shout! app before your trip - it’s free for iPhone & Android and is packed with even more top tips for your travels.

DANCE DANCE DANCE: Europe’s Festival Circuit

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Dancing in a field with a bunch of your best friends, listening to your favorite band with a drink in hand – is there any better way to spend a summer weekend? If you’re after killer line-ups, unforgettable experiences and lifelong memories – Europe’s the place for you. Looking for the freshest underground DJs, pop divas and outspoken rappers? Head to Lovebox Festival in London. Maybe you’re up for incredible scenery, balmy summer weather and the best bands of the moment? Benicàssim Festival in Spain is for you. Or perhaps you love dressing up, are a fan of the performing arts but also want to catch some seriously cool music? Then it has to be Bestival Festival on the Isle of Wight.

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From Europe’s biggest beer drinkers comes the world’s biggest beer festival, Oktoberfest. Raise a stein and don’t forget your lederhosen and dirndls!

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Yes it’s an ex-public toilet, but don’t let that put you off! Burgermeister is a century old and serves up the best all-beef burgers and fries in Germany.

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Germany has over 40,000 miles of bike routes throughout the country – try the guided tour of Munich or the Berlin Wall trail.

Eat like a local, European style Want to treat your taste buds to an explosion of flavor and intensity? Head to Europe. Whether eating tapas in Spain, bratwurst in Germany or souvlaki in Greece, Europe is a foodie’s dream. I Due Fratellini in Florence is where you eat if you want incredible sandwiches, local wine and friendly locals all on a budget. Try the incredible soft goat’s cheese, Tuscan salami and fennel panini for just €2.50…delizioso! Craving some traditional Spanish fayre? Plan a trip to El Sobrino de Botín in Madrid, otherwise known as the world’s oldest restaurant. Try the Cochinillo (suckling pig) or the Cordero (lamb) – meat heaven!

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SPEND THE DAY AT GRUNEWALD

Up for an afternoon of peace and tranquillity? Grunewald in Berlin has 7400 acres of green space perfect for escaping the city heat.

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Learn about what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. Contiki channels a sizeable portion of its energy into supporting the world’s oceans. Protecting oceans has a domino effect on the entire eco-system of the planet, from the forests to the deserts and everything in between. It’s about taking care of all the unique & colorful places that continue to mesmerize generations of Contiki travelers. To find out more about any of these projects, check out contiki.com/contikicares

EARTH MONTH EXPEDITIONS & OUR RECENT TRIP TO THE GALAPAGOS ISLAND Last year, Contiki launched its inaugural Earth Month Expedition - a special trip offering travelers & members of the Contiki team the opportunity to travel with an exciting purpose: to celebrate Earth Month & get hands on with our projects. Last year’s trip explored the Meso American Reef system in Mexico, while this year’s trip ventured through the bio-diverse marine playground of the Galapagos Islands. Need more convincing? Check out the GalApagos’ Trip video on Contiki. com/contikicares Viewers be warned, you’re going to be excited about getting involved with these trips next year.

MAR LEADERS The individuals protecting the precious Mesoamerican Reef system. The Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) Leadership Program supports young, local environmentalists working hands on to protect the 621 mile-long South American reef. The basic idea is to build a network of individuals who exchange ideas, cooperate together & make long-term professional relationships to support conservation projects in the MAR region. Contiki has been supporting the MAR Leadership program since 2010, helping to provide the MAR leaders with not only financial support to get their initiatives to protect MAR off the ground, but also to help provide them with the skills they need to succeed professionally.

SharksCount ★ Contiki’s newest project The team pioneering education & awareness about one of the most feared creatures on the planet.

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Of all the millions of animals on the planet, sharks are among the most misunderstood. Sharks are over fished for their fins & hunted for their bad-guy status. SharksCount, a program by SharkSavers, has set out to create a globalized movement that will improve their protection & image, reduce demand for fins & end shark finning, and overall raise awareness about threats to sharks. In 2013 Contiki helped kick off SharksCount in the Galapagos Islands. The program empowers divers & snorkelers to identify, count & log the sharks they see in the water, with data contributing to making a real difference to the protection of sharks globally.

R:EVOLVE As well as our Ocean causes, we love to give back closer to home too, both on & off the road. Here’s just a few of the ways that we do. Tourism Cares In July 2013, 20 members of Team Contiki & our sister companies from The Travel Corporation headed to the rim of the mighty Grand Canyon for the 4th consecutive year to really get their hands dirty. In support of Tourism Cares, the team planted over 1000 plants then collecting Cliffroad seeds to grow & re-plant for future projects.

Thirst Project’s ‘Thirst For Change’ In early 2013, we partnered with the Thirst Project, the world’s leading youth water activism, non-profit org & sent celebrity Michael Welch (from the Twilight Saga no less!) and Thirst Project President, on our Asian Adventure trip. This raised a cool $40,000 USD for its ‘Thirst for change’ initiative.

Change for good We’re busy on the road too – with our travelers having the opportunity to donate spare change to ‘Change for good’. All donations go towards the Boys & Girls club of Anaheim’s Motel Kids program, where less-fortunate kids can attend to an after-school program they would not otherwise have access too, all for free, before returning them safely home.

WORDS WE LIVE BY: One of the most important things we’ve learned along our journey: do things with passion or not at all.

Our Budget trips are all about stretching your hard earned dollars further & overnights that give you a taste of all the ways to stay in Europe. When was the last time you stayed in a 16th century French Château, a chalet in Switzerland or even on a traditional sail boat? No night is ever the same. Combine this with local knowledge & a host of exceptional experiences & you’re in for a taste of how to live like a true adventurer.

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price:

Exclusive accomModations Whether you’re exploring the vines at our very own Château, gazing at the Swiss Alps from our Swiss chalet, in a hotel or a hostel it’s all about unique experiences. • Our Special Stopovers Our Special Stopovers are all about exceptional locations. Unique local experiences & an expert local team are just the start. Our facilities will impress & include all the amenities you’d expect such as WiFi, plasma TVs, pools, and local experiences that get you even closer to authentic Europe. • Contiki Villages Experience our very own cabin villages in some of Europe’s coolest campsites. Our modern cabins all have private facilities, hot showers & twin-share rooms (except Venice which is twin/triple share).

Exclusive TEAM You’ll hit the road with an expert team: your Tour Manager & Driver. On our Budget trips you also get exclusive access to our On-site Teams at our Special Stopovers & Villages. They live there, so they’re in the know on all the best local things to see, do & experience. And they look after you from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. Our housekeepers make sure your room is ready on arrival, while our On-site Cooks are busy in the kitchen cooking up delicious home-cooked meals.

Exclusive FOOD Start the day out right with breakfast each day & lots of two-course dinners. At our Special Stopovers & Villages our Onsite Cooks prepare delicious local meals that showcase some mouthwatering regional dishes, all sourced with the freshest ingredients around. And we don’t include lunches for a reason, so you can use your ME Time to explore.

Exclusive Inclusions See map opposite for where to find us. • Hotels & Hostels & more… For the rest of your trip we’ll be mixing it up with nights at hotels, hostels & even a Greek flotilla – giving you a real taste of all the ways you can stay in Europe.

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You’ll see the best of all the places that we travel - the blockbuster sites are included in the cost of your trip & lots of extra special experiences too. We’ll uncover the Europe that only a local friend in the know can show you.

Exclusive options We know discovery is an important part of traveling & with our Budget trips there’s no compromise on time to explore your own way. Use your ME Time to indulge in some local tastes, head to galleries, go shopping or do it local and take in the scene. Choose from our ME Time optionals like whitewater rafting, bobsledding or maybe a French cabaret show to really make the most of your time.

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Waking up to endless vistas & vineyards of the Beaujolais region will make your jaw drop. Take a dip in the pool, unwind with a book, tap into the free WiFi, discover the art of winemaking at our 400 year-old French cuvage or stand in awe at the rolling countryside views.

With majestic mountain views at your doorstep, stay in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Our chalet is at the foot of the massive Jungfrau Mountain (13,641ft / 4,158m).

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Austrian Gasthof Indulge in the great outdoors at our traditional Gasthof (guesthouse) in the picturesque town of Hopfgarten. Jump on the free WiFi to keep your friends updated on your trip before strolling through through the old town’s cute shops, cafés & restaurants or take to the incredible outdoors on a mountain bike.

even more special stopovers. Corfu Beach Resort Hotel Our Greek Island Beach Resort is a great place to unwind. Spend your days lazing on the beach or by the pool (your choice!) or getting into some watersports & delicious Greek food you have to taste to believe. Private balconies are perfect for watching the sunset & sea views, plus free WiFi in reception makes contact with home easy.

Contiki Paris Stay close to the sights, the Metro & with a perfect location near the Sacré Coeur. Start the day with unlimited breakfast & free WiFi in the newly renovated rooms for a perfect Parisian experience. CONTIKI VILLAGE, ROME

Hostels Prague. Munich. Vienna. Berlin. Barcelona & more. We’ve hand selected some of the newest & best hostels in great locations, with facilities & staff that are hard to beat. Get to know your new buddies, grab a snack or relax – your choice. Restaurants, swimming pools, jacuzzis, cafés, saunas & internet cafés are all ideal facilities you’ll love. All rooms have private amenities & are maximum quad-share.

Hotels Amsterdam. Cairo. Athens & more. Relax & enjoy a little extra luxury during your stay with our hotel overnights too.

Our exclusive contiki Villages Rome. Venice. Florence. The French Riviera. Experience our very own Contiki Villages. Our modern cabins all have private facilities & hot showers plus twin-share rooms (except Venice which is twin/triple share). Some even have pools, bars,

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pizzerias, nightclubs & food stores & our expert locally-based Contiki Team. No matter what your vacation pace is, our Contiki Villages are your perfect base.

PLUS HOSTEL, BERLIN

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MEET SOME OF OUR EXCLUSIVE ON-SITE TEAM Dom, Manager of our Swiss Chalet in Lauterbrunnen As a French speaker, I love living in Europe - using my language skills & mingling with the locals. I’ve worked for Contiki for a couple of years - like at our French Château as Head Cook last year. I’ve now headed Swiss-side to our Chalet in Lauterbrunnen for a change of scene & I love it! Looking out my window every morning to mountains & waterfalls, spending my day amongst some of Nature’s best scenes, as well as with our awesome team & travelers – it’s the best job in the world.

Budget Regional trips.

Ben, Manager of our Corfu Beach Resort

Scandi & Russia Explorers will love these trips to this part of the world, all hotels & hostels while indulging in stunning scenery, culture, monuments & communist relics. Epic!

After living in Lauterbrunnen, our Château & now in Corfu I’m totally at home amongst the sights & sounds of Europe – especially when I’m by the beach. For me, the term ‘the world is your oyster’ is so, so true. Get out there, and truly live in the moment – Europe is waiting!

Greek Islands Island hop around traditional faves like Mykonos, Santorini & Paros. Or try our brand new Greek Sailing trip to picturesque lesser known spots… swim stops & sunshine a plenty! CONTIKI’S SWISS CHALET, LAUTERBRUNNEN

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Christie: Wow, think my head’s still spinning from this EPIC trip. If you want to see the best of Europe in the shortest time but still feel like you’ve experienced it, this is the tour for you.

swiss alps

11 Days 8 countries From US$1565pp* US$143 per day SAVE

pay early & save up to US$145. See p.27 for details

ENGLAND BELGIUM (IN TRANSIT) NETHERLANDS / Germany AUSTRIA / ITALY SWITZERLAND / FRANCE

NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS

Wales

1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY Ruhr Valley

LONDON 1 Dover Calais

BELGIUM

St Goar

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

DON’T MISS

PARIS 2 Burgundy Region

1 TYROL

SWITZ FRANCE

1

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Slovakia

MUNICH 1

Keen for lunch on the cheap? Grab a bottle of bubbly, cheese & boulangerie delights then head to the steps by the Musee d’Orsay for some fun in the sun. With boats drifting past, the sun on your face & the Louvre to your right, it’s a perfect Parisian moment. 1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end cities Special Stopover night

6

AUSTRIA

Lucerne

2 SWISS ALPS

Hungary

Brenner Pass

Slovenia Lake Como

1 VENICE

Croatia

World Heritage sites visited ITALY

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magine waking up to gondolas & going to bed in the Alps. Passing Lake Como & eating Swiss chocolate en route. It can happen! The trip with a little bit of everything, & then some.

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How much & when

tyrol

11 days

Summer 2014 Code: CCEH Start London

Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

2014 Apr Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

Day 1: Arrive London Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel

Day 4: Rhine Valley to Munich Head south to Munich, home of the iconic Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

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Day 5: Munich to Austrian Tyrol Be ‘wowed’ by stunning Alpine scenery en route to a quaint Tyrolean village.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports M Whitewater rafting adventure

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US$ pp*

backstage pass

2014 Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

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1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1629 1629 1629 1629 1629 1659 1659 1659 1659 1659 1659

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 10 nights accommodation:

 Special Stopovers: 1 night in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet & 5 nights hotel upgrade 1 night in a Contiki Village Cabin 1 night in a hostel 15 meals: 9 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • Private boat ride through the islands of Venice

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Day 3: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) Stunning drive along the Rhine River

Finish Paris or London

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. A free, brand-new sleeping bag will be provided for your added comfort. You will need to bring your own towel. Trip starts 7:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.27. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

Itinerary & Sightseeing

Day 2: London to Amsterdam Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night M Canal boat cruise & drinks

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Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent. amsterdam

Day 6: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. Contiki Village (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

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Day 7: Venice to Swiss Alps Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & stop for Swiss chocolate in lakeside Lucerne before reaching our incredible stopover in the Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps

• •

Day 8: Swiss Alps Chill in the Swiss Alps & opt in

• Exclusive ‘Paris by night’ sightseeing tour with Champagne & escargot

for a cog railway ride up Jungfrau Mountain.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) M Cog railway ride up Jungfrau Mountain

• Our legendary party nights Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

Day 9: Swiss Alps to Paris Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to the “City of Lights”. Hotel (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

ME TIME optionals

Day 10: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & glass of champagne

• Indulge in a traditional Swiss Cheese fondue

M Guided Tyrol bike tour M Wine tasting in St Goar

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See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Day 11: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG airport (est arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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15 Days 9 countries From US$2145pp* US$143 per day SAVE

pay early & save up to US$199. See p.27 for details

ENGLAND / France Monaco / Italy Vatican City Austria (IN TRANSIT) Germany / NETHERLANDS BELGIUM (IN TRANSIT)

Ashlea Carter: Almost at Amsterdam, only 2 days left of contiki :( have had the most amazing time! NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM Wales

ENGLAND

LONDON 1

Poland

GERMANY Ruhr Valley Dover Calais

BELGIUM

St Goar

1 RHINE VALLEY

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme Dachau

2 PARIS

Slovakia

MUNICH 1

FRANCE

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

AUSTRIA

Tyrol Beaujolais Region

Brenner Pass

CHâTEAU 1 DE CRUIX

ROME

Hungary

Switz Slovenia ITALY

1 VENICE

Croatia

Apennine Mountains

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Melkweg for a night out in Amsterdam. This former milk factory was transformed into a venue for live music, theatre & cinema & is perfect for meeting locals.

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Monaco

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end cities Special Stopover night

Bosnia

1 FLORENCE ADRIATIC SEA

Spain

1

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Pisa

Avignon

DON’T MISS

2 ROME Vatican City

11 World Heritage sites visited

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ow do you become a European guru in just over two weeks? European Highlights. Check off a Parisian cabaret show, sleep in a Château, check out the Vatican & free-wheel your way around Amsterdam. Oh, & don’t forget your clogs!

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How much & when

amsterdam

15 days

Summer 2014 Code: CCPE Start London

Finish Ams’dam or London

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2014

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel Day 2: London to Paris Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the “City of Lights.” Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

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Day 3: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) M Cabaret show & glass of champagne Day 4: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Travel through Burgundy’s wine country & the Beaujolais vineyards to Contiki’s very own 16th century Château.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See Château Fontainebleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards

••

Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera Stop in Provence’s graceful city, Avignon, before arriving in the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Papal Palace in Avignon Visit a French perfumery Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

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Day 6: French Riviera Shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D)

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See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

Day 7: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 8: Florence to Rome A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities & then it’s on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather demo See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

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Day 9: Rome Tap into the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel. Contiki Village (B,D) M Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums Day 10: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Apennine Mountains past the city of Bologna & on to enchanting Venice. Contiki Village (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

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Day 11: Venice to Munich Today we wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to lively Munich, festive home of iconic Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

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Day 12: Munich to Rhine Valley Stop at the sobering Dachau concentration camp memorial before following the river through the vineyards of the Rhine Valley. Hotel (B,D) Visit Dachau concentration camp memorial See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beer steins are crafted M Wine tasting in an historic cellar

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Day 13: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam for endless good times, cool locals & fun. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night

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Day 14: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) M Paddle bike along the canals Day 15: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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Start London

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US$ pp*

backstage pass

2014 Apr Apr May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

16 29 6 10 16 20 27 30 3 6 8 10 13 15 17 20 24 26 27 28 1 4 8 11 12 15 16

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2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2235 2235 2235 2235 2235 2235 2235 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. A free, brand-new sleeping bag will be provided for your added comfort. You will need to bring your own towel. Trip starts 7:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.27. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 14 nights accommodation:

 Special Stopovers: 1 night in Contiki’s French Château & 6 nights hotel upgrade 6 nights in Contiki Village Cabins 1 night in a hostel 20 meals: 13 breakfasts (B) 7 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour with Champagne & escargot • Sample local wine at Contiki’s Château • Discover Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Visit a Monte Carlo casino

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• Pay tribute at Dachau • Our legendary party nights Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Indulge in local food & wine at a Tuscan feast M Amsterdam canal cruise See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS

2 BERLIN

Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND Wales

19 Days 10 countries

Poland

Ruhr Valley

LONDON 1

Dover Calais

Dresden BELGIUM

GERMANY

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

From US$2695pp* US$142 per day

MUNICH 1

1 TYROL

SWITZ FRANCE

SWISS 2 ALPS

Brenner Pass

1

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BERLIN

1

How much & when Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 18 nights accommodation:  Special Stopovers: 1 night in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet & 5 nights hotel upgrade 5 nights in Contiki Village Cabins 5 nights in hostels 26 meals: 17 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) Professional Tour Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike through Edam • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Rome sightseeing tour • Discover Florence on foot • ‘Paris by Night’ tour with Champagne & escargot Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

more on this tour See contiki.com

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Summer 2014 Code: CCEW Start London

Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

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Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

2014

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Start London

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Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

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2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2799 2799 2799 2799 2799 2799 2799 2799 2855 2855 2855 2855 2855 2855

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. A free, brand-new sleeping bag will be provided for your added comfort. You will need to bring your own towel. Trip starts 7:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

Croatia

Apennine Mountains

World Heritage sites visited

pay early & save up to US$249. See p.27 for details

backstage pass

Slovenia

VENICE 2

Lake Como

10

SAVE

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

Bosnia

FLORENCE 1

Places visited MEDITERRANEAN SEA Nightstops Optional end cities Special Stopover night

ITALY

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME Vatican City

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel Day 2: London to Amsterdam Head to the vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 3: Amsterdam Check out museums, trendy cafés & nightclubs. Hotel (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Evening canal boat cruise Day 4: Amsterdam to Berlin Get ready for über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy the city’s arts, bar & club scene. Hostel (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Day 5: Berlin You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. Hostel (B) Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided walking tour Day 6: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague. Hostel (B) Visit Dresden, destroyed in World War II & known as the ‘Florence of the North’ See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden See Hradčany Castle, Charles Bridge, Cathedral of St. Vitus & Wenceslas Square in Prague Day 7: Prague Discover this medieval city’s Gothic architecture &

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bargain-priced beer. Hostel (B) Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock Day 8: Prague to Munich Back to Germany & into Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 9: Munich to Austrian Tyrol Be ‘wowed’ by stunning Alpine scenery en route to a quaint Tyrolean village.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See this mountain region famous for adventure sports Day 10: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Plunge in for an exhilarating optional whitewater rafting adventure. Then wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to fairytale Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles M Whitewater rafting adventure Day 11: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ alleyways & canals. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals Day 12: Venice to Rome Leave Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 13: Rome Tap into this living museum & explore the “Eternal City”. Later, there’s a chance to tour the

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Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel. Contiki Village (B,D) M Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums Day 14: Rome to Florence Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills to Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 15: Florence to Swiss Alps Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & stop for Swiss chocolate in lakeside Lucerne before heading further into the Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Day 16: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps & opt for a cog railway ride up the Jungfrau Mountain.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 17: Swiss Alps to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights.” Hotel (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 18: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) Visit a French perfumery M Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne Day 19: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG airport (est arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay (B).

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NETHERLANDS

21 days

Edam

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ENGLAND Wales

Ruhr Valley

LONDON 1

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover

21 Days 11 countries

Calais

St Goar

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

From US$2915pp* US$139 per day SAVE

Day 2: London to Paris. This morning we head to Paris. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

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Day 3: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris. Hotel (B) M Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end cities Special Stopover night

Florentine leather craft demo M Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence Day 9: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums

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Day 4: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. Travel through Burgundy’s wine country to Contiki’s 16th century Château.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See Château Fontainebleau See Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards

Day 10: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Contiki Village (B,D)

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Day 11: Rome to Venice. Say ‘arriverderci’ to Rome, and take in the view en route to Venice. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region. Relax at the Contiki Château & enjoy a picnic.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D)

Day 12: Venice. Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ canals & alleyways. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Guided walking tour

Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera. Travel through the Provence region to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino

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Day 7: French Riviera to Florence. Check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Day 8: Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria

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Day 13: Venice to Austrian Tyrol. Wind through the Austrian Alps to a quaint Tyrolean village.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles M Whitewater rafting adventure

Day 14: Austrian Tyrol. Choose your own adventure, including tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking!  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports

Day 15: Austrian Tyrol to Munich. Stop at sobering Dachau concentration camp before reaching Munich, home

Slovenia

VENICE 2

2 FLORENCE

Pisa

FRENCH 1 RIVIERA

World Heritage sites visited

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London. Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel

SWITZ

CHâTEAU 2 DE CRUIX

1

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1 MUNICH 2 TYROL

FRANCE

Beaujolais Region

pay early & save up to US$265. See p.27 for details

Monaco

ADRIATIC SEA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2 ROME Vatican City

ITALY

How much & when to Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) Visit Dachau concentration camp memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

• •

Summer 2014 Code: CCMX

Day 16: Munich to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps

2014

• • •

Day 17: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) M Cog railway ride up Jungfrau Mountain Day 18: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley Move on to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beer steins are crafted M Wine tasting in an historic cellar

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Day 19: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s on to the vibrant city of Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night

• •

Day 20: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) M Evening canal boat cruise Day 21: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Start London

Mar Apr Apr Apr May May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun

backstage pass

Dachau

2 PARIS Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

Czech Rep

Heidelberg

30 13 20 27 1 7 11 18 21 27 29 4 8 10 12 15 18 22 24 26 29

Finish Ams’dam or London

US$ pp*

Apr May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

2915 2915 2915 2915 2969 2969 2969 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029

Start London

Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

1 3 6 10 13 16 19 24 27 30 3 10 13 17 24 31 5 7 11 14 16

20 nights accommodation:

 Special Stopovers: 2 night in Contiki’s French Château, 2 nights in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet

& 6 nights hotel upgrade 7 nights in Contiki Village Cabins 1 night in a hostel 33 meals: 19 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 13 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging

Finish Ams’dam or London

US$ pp*

Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

2014 19 3 10 17 21 27 31 7 10 16 18 24 28 30 2 5 8 12 14 16 19

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price:

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep ● Sep ● Oct ● Oct ● Oct

21 23 26 30 2 5 8 13 16 19 23 30 2 6 13 20 25 27 1 4 6

3169 3169 3169 3169 3169 3169 3169 3169 3169 3169 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3085 3085 3085 3085 3085 3085

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. A free, brand-new sleeping bag will be provided for your added comfort. You will need to bring your own towel. Trip starts 7:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For travel insurance see p.115.

Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour with Champagne & escargot • French countryside picnic • Sample local wine at Contiki’s Château • Discover Florence on foot with ou Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike • Indulge in Swiss fondue • Pay tribute at Dachau Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

more on this tour See contiki.com

amsterdam

ME TIME optionals M Gondola ride in Venice M Mountain bike adventure in the Tyrol M Paragliding See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS Edam

Wales

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

LONDON 1 Dover Calais

26 Days 12 countries

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Heidelberg

2 PARIS

Dachau

Fontainebleau

World Heritage sites visited 1

FLORENCE

1

How much & when

Exclusive inclusions • ‘Paris by Night’ tour with Champagne & escargot • Enjoy a French picnic • Rome sightseeing tour • Pay tribute at Dachau • Explore cheese making Edam by bike Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

Summer 2014 Code: CCBE Finish Ams’dam or London

US$ pp*

Start London

Finish Ams’dam or London

US$ pp*

2014

2014 27 7 16 24 30 6 12 18 20 28 30 5 7 9 11 15 17 23 25 27

Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

21 2 11 19 25 31 6 12 14 22 24 30 2 4 6 10 12 18 20 22

3675 3675 3675 3675 3745 3745 3745 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825

Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

29 1 5 8 11 13 17 23 25 29 4 10 16 22 28 3 6 9 12 14

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep ● Sep ● Oct ● Oct ● Oct ● Oct

24 26 30 2 5 7 11 17 19 23 29 4 10 16 22 28 1 4 7 9

3825 4015 4015 4015 4015 4015 4015 4015 4015 4015 3825 3825 3825 3825 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. A free, brand-new sleeping bag will be provided for your added comfort. You will need to bring your own towel. Trip starts 7:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.27.

pisa

more on this tour See contiki.com

090-091 Escapade_Spirit_Contrasts_USD.indd 2

Lucerne

Dolomite Mountains

AUSTRIA

Slovenia

2 VENICE Croatia

Visit contiki.com/escapade

Mar Apr Apr Apr Apr May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun

2 TYROL

ITALY

pay early & save up to US$330. See p.27 for details

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 25 nights accommodation:  Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 2 nights in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet & 6 nights hotel upgrade 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins 5 nights in hostels 41 meals: 24 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 16 dinners (D) Professional Tour Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

SWISS 2 ALPS

CHâTEAU DE CRUIX 2

15

Start London

MUNICH VIENNA 1 2

Liechtenstein

SWITZ

FRANCE

From US$3675pp* US$142 per day

backstage pass

1 RHINE VALLEY

St Goar

BELGIUM

Burgundy Region

SAVE

Poland

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley

Pisa

Arles

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

Places visited SPAIN Nightstops Optional end cities Special Stopover night

Monaco

2 FLORENCE ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME 2 BARCELONA

Vatican City

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London. Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel

Day 2: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel to the “City of Lights.” Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

••

Day 3: Paris. Indulge in this magical city. Hotel (B) Day 4: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. Travel through wine country to Contiki’s Château.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See Château Fontainebleau See Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards

••

Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region. Relax at our Château.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona. Head through the Pyrénées to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

Day 7: Barcelona. Sightsee the city. Hostel (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex M Flamenco dance show

Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel via Provence to Arles en route to the French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit the historic city of Arles Drive along the Côte d’Azur

••

Day 9: French Riviera. Shop upscale boutiques & sun seek on the beach. Tonight it’s Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

•• •

Day 10: French Riviera to Florence. Check out Pisa’s

tower. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 11: Florence. Discover the inside info on the city before some free time. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demo M Nightclub entry Day 12: Florence to Rome. Pass through Umbria’s rolling hills to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

• •

Day 13: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 14: Rome to Venice. Say ‘arriverderci’ to Rome, as we make our way to Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 15: Venice. Meander through the alleyways & canals of Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

• •

Day 16: Venice to Vienna. Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna. Hostel (B) Day 17: Vienna. Experience Viennese culture on a morning tour. Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road M Schnaps museum & tasting

• •

Day 18: Vienna to Munich. Today we’ll head to Munich, the home of Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

Day 19: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. Make a sobering stop at Dachau, before a change of scene in the Austrian Tyrol.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Visit the Dachau memorial M Bobsled ride

Day 20: Austrian Tyrol. Choose your adventure, including paragliding, hiking & biking!  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 21: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps

• • •

Day 22: Swiss Alps. Chill for the day in the Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) M Cog railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain Day 23: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. On to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beer steins are crafted

• ••

Day 24: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s on to vibrant Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city by night

• •

Day 25: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s museums, trendy cafés & nightclubs. Hotel (B) M Evening canal boat cruise Day 26: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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EURO OPEAN SPIRIT IT 22 Days 11 countries From US$3235pp* US$148 per day

Edam

2

How much & when Summer 2014 Code: CCSP

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM Ruhr Valley

Start Paris

Poland

Dresden

BELGIUM

CZECH REP Slovakia

2 PARIS FRANCE

AUSTRIA

Switz

Places visited Nightstops

Vatican City

DUBROVNIK 2 ROME ADRIATIC SEA

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Paris. Hotel (D) Day 2: Paris. Hotel (B) Day 3: Paris to Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Day 4: Amsterdam. Hotel (B) Day 5: Amsterdam to Berlin. Hostel (B,D) Day 6: Berlin. Hostel (B) Day 7: Berlin to Prague. Hostel (B,D) Day 8: Prague. Hostel (B) Day 9: Prague to Vienna. Hostel (B) Day 10: Vienna. Hostel (B) Day 11: Vienna to Zagreb.

May Jun Jun Jul

22 19 26 3

Start Paris

Finish Rome

US$ pp*

Aug Aug Sep Sep

3395 3235 3235 3299

2014 Jun Jul Jul Jul

12 10 17 24

3235 3235 3235 3395

Jul Aug Aug Sep

16 6 24 4

6 27 14 25

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. A free, brand-new sleeping bag will be provided for your added comfort. You will need to bring your own towel. Trip starts 5:00pm in Paris & ends 8:00am in Rome. For more ways to save see p.27. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

Hungary

ITALY

paris 1

US$ pp*

2 VIENNA LJUBLJANA SLOVENIA 1 1 ZAGREB VENICE 2 CROATIA Pisa ZADAR 1 BOSNIA 1 Split FLORENCE 3

Visit contiki.com/spirit

Finish Rome

2014

2 PRAGUE

GERMANY

SAVE

Hotel (B) Day 12: Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Hostel (B,D) Days 13-14: Dubrovnik. Hostel (B)(B,D) Day 15: Dubrovnik to Zadar. Hostel (B,D) Day 16: Zadar to Ljubljana. Hotel (B) Day 17: Ljubljana to Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 18: Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 19: Venice to Florence. Contiki Village (B) Day 20: Florence to Rome.

Contiki Village (B) Day 21: Rome. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 22: Depart Rome. (B)

pay early & save up to US$290. See p.27 for details

more on this tour See contiki.com

venice

EUROPEAN AN CONTRA T TRAS RASTS STS 30 Days 13 countries

ENGLAND

From US$4399pp* US$147 per day

2 PARIS MUNICH 1

GERMANY

2 SWISS ALPS

FRENCH RIVIERA 2

2 VENICE

ADRIATIC SEA

1

Vatican City Places visited Nightstops Optional end cities Special Stopover night

1

2 ROME 1

AU

2 FLORENCE ITALY

Mt. Vesuvius Brindisi

GREECE

1 3 CORFU

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London. Hotel Day 2: London to Paris. Hotel (D) Day 3: Paris. Hotel (B) Day 4: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 7: French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 8: French Riviera to Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 9: Florence. Contiki Village (B) Day 10: Florence to Rome.

Contiki Village (B) Day 11: Rome. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 12: Rome to Corfu. Adriatic Ferry (B) Days 13-15: Corfu.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) (B)(B,D) Day 16: Corfu to Italy. Adriatic Ferry (B) Day 17: Arrive Venice. Contiki Village (B) Day 18: Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 19: Venice to Vienna. Hostel (B) Day 20: Vienna. Hostel (B) Day 21: Vienna to Prague. Hostel (B,D)

090-091 Escapade_Spirit_Contrasts_USD.indd 3

Finish Ams’dam or London

US$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug

4399 4399 4489 4585 4585 4585 4585 4585 4585 4585 4585 4765 4765 4765 4765

backstage pass 21 nights accommodation: 6 nights hotel upgrade 5 nights in Contiki Village Cabins 10 nights in hostels 31 meals: 21 breakfasts (B), 10 dinners (D) Professional Tour Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

World Heritage sites visited

budget

Day 22: Prague. Hostel (B) Day 23: Prague to Munich. Hostel (B) Day 24: Munich to Austrian Tyrol.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 25: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 26: Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 27: Swiss Alps to the Rhine Valley. Hotel (B,D) Day 28: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Day 29: Amsterdam. Hotel (B) Day 30: Depart Amsterdam. (B)

Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

4 24 4 19 22 24 2 5 14 17 20 3 5 7 9

Start London

Finish Ams’dam or London

US$ pp*

EUROPEAN CONTRASTS

2014

2014

2 PRAGUE

2 VIENNA 1 TYROL

SWITZ

Pisa

Visit contiki.com/contrasts

Start London

Valley of the Somme

CHâTEAU 2 DE CRUIX

22 days

Summer 2014 Code: CCSER

NETHERLANDS

LONDON 2 AMSTERDAM 1 Dover 1 RHINE BELGIUM VALLEY Calais ENGLISH

FRANCE

EUROPEAN SPIRIT

13

How much & when + CO ORF RFU UR RE ESORT RT

budget

3 23 2 17 20 22 1 4 13 16 19 1 3 5 7

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

11 17 23 29 1 8 14 16 22 26 29 3 5 9

Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep ● Sep ● Oct ● Oct ● Oct

9 15 21 27 30 6 12 14 20 24 27 2 4 8

4765 4765 4765 4765 4585 4585 4585 4585 4585 4585 4675 4675 4675 4675

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. A free, brand-new sleeping bag will be provided for your added comfort. You will need to bring your own towel. Trip starts 7:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or approx. 6:30pm in London ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

SAVE

pay early & save up to US$400. See p.27 for details

more on this tour For all inclusions, ME Time optionals & the full itinerary see contiki.com

30 days

backstage pass 27 nights accommodation + 2 nights on board ferries 45 meals: 28 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 16 dinners (D) Professional Tour Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

17 World Heritage sites visited

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ENGLAND

LONDON 1 Dover

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Belgium

Germany

Valley of the Somme

3 PARIS

22 Days 7 countries

Versailles

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

Beaujolais Region FRANCE

CHâTEAU 2 DE CRUIX

From US$3465pp* US$158 per day

VENICE 2

Serravalle (Designer outlet mall)

Pisa

Arles

SPAIN

pay early & save up to US$320. See p.27 for details

VENICE

1

Places visited Nightstops Special Stopover night

How much & when 20 nights accommodation + 1 night on board a ferry:  Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 3 nights at Contiki’s Corfu Resort & 5 nights hotel upgrade 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins 2 nights in hostels 34 meals: 20 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 13 dinners (D) Professional Tour Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Wine tasting at Contiki’s Château • Visit a Monte Carlo casino • Italian fashion experience • Private boat through Venice • Discover Florence on foot • Toga party in Corfu • Tour of Athens & Acropolis Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

more on this tour See contiki.com

092-093 London to Athens_USD.indd 2

Summer 2014 Code: CCLG Finish Athens

US$ pp*

28 3 14 17 27 31 6 9 14 18 20 23 25 28 2

Start London

Finish Athens

US$ pp*

2014

2014 Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

19 24 4 7 17 21 27 30 5 9 11 14 16 19 23

3465 3539 3609 3609 3609 3609 3609 3609 3609 3609 3609 3609 3609 3609 3785

Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep

5 12 17 20 26 1 4 9 14 18 23 25 30 3

Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

26 2 7 10 16 22 25 30 4 8 13 15 20 24

3785 3785 3785 3785 3785 3609 3609 3609 3609 3609 3609 3609 3685 3685

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. A free, brand-new sleeping bag will be provided for your added comfort. You will need to bring your own towel. Trip starts 7:00pm London & ends approx. 12:30pm in Athens. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

athens

2 FLORENCE

Bosnia

ADRIATIC SEA Montenegro

2 ROME

Macedonia

Mt. Vesuvius Albania Vatican City Brindisi Pompeii

GREECE

1 1

Start London

Croatia

Apennine Mountains

ITALY

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Visit contiki.com/london-athens

backstage pass

Slovenia

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA 2

SAVE

Austria

Switz

3 CORFU

13 IONIAN SEA

World Heritage sites visited

Corinth Canal

1 ATHENS

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel Day 2: London to Paris Ferry across the English Channel to France & into the “City of Lights.” Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

••

Days 3-4: Paris Indulge in this sophisticated city & take a day trip to the illustrious Palace of Versailles. Hotel (B,D)(B) See the Palace of Versailles (entrance not included) M Cabaret show & glass of champagne

Day 5: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Stop at Fontainebleau before winding through Burgundy’s wine country to reach Contiki’s very own 16th century Château.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See 12th century Château Fontainbleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards

• •

Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region Relax at the Contiki Château & enjoy a scenic walk & picnic.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) French picnic lunch

Day 7: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona Head to southern France, through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains & on to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

& the 1992 Olympic Games complex

M Flamenco dance show

Day 9: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel through Provence to Arles, once home to Vincent van Gogh. Then on to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit the historic city of Arles Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

••

Day 10: French Riviera Stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sunbathe on the beach. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

•• •

Day 11: French Riviera to Venice There’s your chance to shop ‘til you drop for designer threads at an outlet mall in Serravalle en route to Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 12: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals M Gondola ride along the canals

• •

Day 13: Venice to Florence Travel through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa before rolling through the Tuscan hillsides to Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 8: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Hostel (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Família

Day 14: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Contiki Village (B)

• •

See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demo

Day 15: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. Later, there’s a chance to tour the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums

• •

Day 16: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 17: Rome to Corfu Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. We then board the overnight ferry to Greece. Adriatic Ferry (B) M Guided tour of Pompeii Days 18-20: Corfu Kick back, relax & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) (B)(B,D) M Water sports including parasailing & waterskiing Day 21: Corfu to Athens Leave the island & travel across the impressive Corinth Canal en route to Athens. Hotel (B) M Dinner in the famous Plaka area Day 22: End Athens It’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium

• •

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LONDO ON N TO ATH HE ENS

How much & when

+ GR GREE EEK K IS SLAN ND ADVENTURER ND R

Summer 2014 Code: LTAI Start London

30 Days 7 countries

AEGEAN SEA

2

ATHENS

GREECE

From US$4759pp* US$159 per day

MYKONOS 2 2 PAROS

SANTORINI 2 MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Visit contiki.com/london-athens-greek

2 Nightstops

Itinerary & Sightseeing Days 1-22: London to Athens Refer to London to Athens on p.92. In the afternoon of day 22, you will be transferred to meet your fellow travelers on our Greek Island Adventurer trip. Visit the famous Plaka area Day 23: Athens to Mykonos Hop on board a ferry in the morning & head to the popular Aegean paradise of Mykonos. Guesthouse (B) Day 24: Mykonos Hang out on this island famous for its golden beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere & party culture. Guesthouse

Visit Mykonos town

M Afternoon at Paradise Beach Day 25: Mykonos to Paros Cruise to the ultra chilled island of Paros. Guesthouse Day 26: Paros Spend the day relaxing on island time. Guesthouse Visit Naoussa Day 27: Paros to Santorini Sail to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini. Guesthouse Visit the main town, Fira Day 28: Santorini Enjoy a free day. Guesthouse Visit Perissa Beach

M Visit Oia at sunset Day 29: Santorini to Athens Set sail back to the mythological city of Athens. Hotel Day 30: End Athens The trip ends after check out. Please note: Day 30 has been designed to allow you to finish the trip without needing an extra nights accommodation.

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Finish Athens

US$ pp*

2014 Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun

Start London

Finish Athens

US$ pp*

2014

28 May 27 3 Jun 1 17 Jun 15 27 C Jun 24 31 Jun 29 6 B Jul 6 9 Jul 8 14 Jul 13 20 B Jul 20 23 Jul 22 28 Jul 27

4759 4865 4969 4909 4969 5029 4969 4969 5029 4969 4969

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug

5 Aug 3 12 Aug 10 20 B Aug 19 26 Aug 24 1 B Aug 31 4 Sep 2 9 Sep 7 18 Sep 16 23 Sep 21 30 Sep 28

5225 5225 5285 5225 5029 4969 4969 4969 4969 5075

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. A free, brand-new sleeping bag will be provided for your added comfort. You will need to bring your own towel. Trip starts 7:00pm in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 8:00am in Athens. B - These departures stay one more night in Athens code: LTAIB C - These departures stay one less night in Athens code: LTAIC For more ways to save see p.27. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

pay early & save up to US$465. See p.27 for details

SAVE

How much & when

LO ONDON TO ROME

rome

Visit contiki.com/london-rome

Itinerary & Sightseeing STUCK FOR TIME? We’ve got a shorter version of the 22 day London to Athens trip, visiting 6 countries in 17 days. Days 1-16: London to Rome See p.92 London to Athens for map, itinerary, sightseeing & ME TIME optionals Day 17: End Rome Your trip ends after breakfast, so it’s time to swap email addresses say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B)

Start London

Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

From US$2679pp* US$158 per day

château de cruix

LONDON TO ATHENS + GREEK ISLAND ADVENTURER

30 days

backstage pass 28 nights accommodation + 1 night on-board a ferry:

 Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 3 nights at Contiki’s Corfu Resort & 7 nights hotel upgrade 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins 2 nights in hostels 6 nights in guesthouses 35 meals: 21 breakfasts (B) 1 picnic lunch (PL) 13 dinners (D) For all other inclusions see p.92

13 World Heritage sites visited

budget

Summer 2014 Code: CCLR Finish Rome

US$ pp*

2014

17 Days 6 countries

budget

28 3 14 17 27 31 6 9 14 18 20 23 25 28 2

Start London

Finish Rome

US$ pp*

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

2915 2915 2915 2915 2915 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2839 2839

2014 May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

14 19 30 2 12 16 22 25 30 4 6 9 11 14 18

2679 2735 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2915

Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep

5 12 17 20 26 1 4 9 14 18 23 25 30 3

21 28 2 5 11 17 20 25 30 3 8 10 15 19

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. A free, brand-new sleeping bag will be provided for your added comfort. You will need to bring your own towel. Trip starts 7:00pm in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 7:30am in Rome. For more ways to save see p.27. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

SAVE

LONDON TO ROME

17 days

backstage pass 16 nights accommodation:

 Special Stopover: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château & 4 nights hotel upgrade 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins 2 nights in hostels 27 meals: 15 breakfasts (B) 1 picnic lunch (PL) 11 dinners (D) For all other inclusions see p.92

10 World Heritage sites visited

pay early & save up to US$240. See p.27 for details

For full details, see contiki.com.

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NORTH SEA

Wales

NETHERLANDS

Edam

ENGLAND

2 AMSTERDAM

Dover

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM St Goar

Ukraine

Czech Rep Valley of the Somme

Heidelberg

MUNICH VIENNA 1 1 2 AUSTRIA Liechtenstein TYROL

3 PARIS

46 Days 17 countries

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley

London 1

Versailles

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

FRANCE

SWITZ

2 Lucerne SWISS ALPS

CHâTEAU 2 DE CRUIX

Slovakia

2 BUDAPEST

2 VENICE

Romania Croatia

Apennine Mountains

2

Pisa

From US$6999pp* US$153 per day

Pyrenees Mountains

SPAIN

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Arles

Bosnia

ADRIATIC SEA

SERBIA

Montenegro

2 ROME Vatican City

2 BARCELONA

1 BELGRADE

FLORENCE ITALY

Pompeii

Brindisi

CHâTEAU DE CRUIX

Places visited Nightstops Optional end cities Special Stopover night

1

How much & when

• ‘Paris by Night’ tour with Champagne & escargot • Discover Florence on foot • Tour Athens & the Acropolis • Toga party in Corfu • Explore the Wooden Horse of Troy with our Local Guide • Pay tribute at Gallipoli • Discover Istanbul with our expert Local Guide Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Guided walking tour in Venice M Tuscan dinner in Florence See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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Finish Ams’dam or London

US$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug

6999 6999 6999 7195 7345 7345 7345 7345

Mar Apr Apr May May Jun Jun Jun

27 12 26 10 24 7 21 28

Start London

Finish Ams’dam or London

US$ pp*

2014

2014 11 27 10 24 8 22 5 12

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug

5 Aug 19 19 Sep 2 30 Sep 13 7 Sep 21 ● 16 Sep 30 19 ● Oct 3 23 ● Oct 7

7699 7699 7699 7345 7345 7345 7345

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. A free, brand-new sleeping bag will be provided for your added comfort. You will need to bring your own towel. Trip starts 7:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

more on this tour For all inclusions, ME Time optionals & the full itinerary see contiki.com

day

Exclusive inclusions

Summer 2014 Code: CUEG

anzac

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 44 nights accommodation + 1 night on-board a ferry 69 meals Professional Tour Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

1 CANAKKALE AEGEAN SEA Troy

GREECE Thermopylae

2

Visit contiki.com/ultimate-greece

Start London

2 CORFU IONIAN SEA

1

backstage pass

Gallipoli

Albania

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

march 27th departure Pay tribute to the fallen at this once in a lifetime experience. We overnight at the Dawn Service site on the evening of April 24th-25th. Join the National Services at Lone Pine & Chunuk Bair.

BLACK SEA

ISTANBUL 3

KAVALA 1

ATHENS

Corinth Canal

3 IOS 3 SANTORINI

21 World Heritage sites visited

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London. Hotel Day 2: London to Paris. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, ChampsÉlysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 3-4: Paris. Hotel (B,D)(B) See the Palace of Versailles (entrance not included) Day 5: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See 12th century Château Fontainebleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) Day 7: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 8: Barcelona. Hostel (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Família & the Olympic Games complex Day 9: Barcelona to French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit the historic city of Arles Drive along the Côte d’Azur Day 10: French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 11: French Riviera to Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 12: Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals Day 13: Venice to Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 14: Florence. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demo

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Day 15: Florence to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, Pantheon, Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain & Piazza Navona See St. Peter’s Basilica Day 16: Rome. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 17: Rome to Corfu. Adriatic Ferry (B) Days 18-19: Corfu.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)(B) Day 20: Corfu to Athens. Hotel (B,D) Day 21: Athens to Ios. Hotel (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium Days 22-23: Ios. Hotel (B)(B) Visit Ios town M Island cruise Day 24: Ios to Santorini. Hotel (B) Days 25-26: Santorini. Hotel (B)(B) Visit the main town of Fira Day 27: Santorini to Athens. Hotel (B) Day 28: Athens to Kavala. Hotel (B,D) Drive past Spartan Thermopylae & Byzantine Thessaloniki Day 29: Kavala to Canakkale. Hotel (B,D) Visit Troy’s Wooden Horse Day 30: Canakkale to Istanbul. Hotel (B,D) Journey along the Sea of Marmara Visit Lone Pine Cemetery See ANZAC Cove Days 31-32: Istanbul. Hotel (B)(B) See the Blue Mosque & the Grand Bazaar with a local guide Day 33: Istanbul to Sofia. Hotel (B,D) See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Day 34: Sofia to Belgrade. Hotel (B,D) See Kalemegdan Fortress &

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the historic old town Day 35: Belgrade to Budapest. Hotel (B) Day 36: Budapest. Hotel (B) Sightseeing of Buda & Pest Day 37: Budapest to Vienna. Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Drive along the Ring Road Day 38: Vienna to Austrian Tyrol.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 39: Austrian Tyrol.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See this pretty mountain region Day 40: Austrian Tyrol to Munich. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz M Whitewater rafting adventure Day 41: Munich to Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps Day 42: Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 43: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s castle See the Lorelei Rock See how beer steins are crafted Day 44: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city by night Day 45: Amsterdam. Hotel (B) Day 46: Depart Amsterdam. (B)

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egypt

SAVE

SOFIA BULGARIA 1

Macedonia

Mt. Vesuvius

1

pay early & save up to US$655. See p.27 for details

Moldova

HUNGARY

Dolomite Slovenia Mountains

option

+ GREE EK ISLAND OPT TION

Days 21-27 We also have an Egypt option. See contiki.com/ ultimateegypt

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EUROPEAN ADVENTU URE RER RE ER NETHERLANDS ENGLAND

38 Days 18 countries

Start London

Valley of the Somme

MUNICH AUSTRIA 1 2 VIENNA 2 SWITZ FRANCE TYROL SLOVENIA 2 2 SWISS ITALY 1 LJUBLJANA ALPS VENICE 2 CROATIA CHâTEAU BOSNIA Pisa DE CRUIX 1 ZADAR 2 2 DUBROVNIK 2 FLORENCE Pyrenees MONTENEGRO Mountains FRENCH 2 ROME RIVIERA SPAIN Mt. Vesuvius 2 Vatican City 1 DURRES Bari BARCELONA ALBANIA GREECE PREVEZA 1 Places visited 1 ATHENS 1 Nightstops 1 Patras 3 Optional end cities MYKONOS Visit contiki.com/adventurer 1 Special Stopover night 3 PARIS

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London. Hotel Day 2: London to Paris. Hotel (D) Days 3-4: Paris. Hotel (B,D)(B) Day 5: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) Day 7: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Day 8: Barcelona. Hostel (B) Day 9: Barcelona to French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 10: French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 11: French Riviera to

 Contiki Special Stopover (B)(B) Day 22: Mykonos to Preveza. Hotel (B,D) Day 23: Preveza to Durres. Hotel (B,D) Day 24: Durres to Dubrovnik. Hostel (B,D) Day 25: Dubrovnik. Hostel (B) Day 26: Dubrovnik to Zadar. Hostel (B,D) Day 27: Zadar to Ljubljana. Hotel (B) Day 28: Ljubljana to Vienna. Hostel (B) Day 29: Vienna. Hostel (B) Day 30: Vienna to Austrian Tyrol.

Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 12: Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 13: Venice to Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 14: Florence. Contiki Village (B) Day 15: Florence to Rome. Contiki Village (B) Day 16: Rome. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 17: Rome to Athens. Adriatic Ferry (B) Day 18: To Athens. Hotel (B) Day 19: Athens to Mykonos.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Days 20-21: Mykonos.

Finish Ams’dam or London

US$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

5715 5715 5825 5945 5945 5945 5945 5945

2014 Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun

14 24 8 15 22 5 12 19

Start London

Finish Ams’dam or London

US$ pp*

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

5945 6185 6185 5945 5945 5945 6065 6065

GREEK ISLAND ND ADVENTURE ER

Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep

26 14 17 4 15 21 29 1

2 20 23 10 21 27 5 8

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. A free, brand-new sleeping bag will be provided for your added comfort. You will need to bring your own towel. Trip starts 7:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

pay early & save up to US$515. See p.27 for details

SAVE

 Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 31: Austrian Tyrol.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 32: Austrian Tyrol to Munich. Hostel (B) Day 33: Munich to Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 34: Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 35: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Hotel (B,D)

Day 36: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Day 37: Amsterdam. Hotel (B) Day 38: Depart Amsterdam. (B)

more on this tour

easypace

athens 2

AEGEAN SEA

GREECE

2 mykonos 2 paros santorini 2

Nightstops

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Start Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon exploring. Tonight meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travelers. Hotel Day 2: Athens to Mykonos Hop on board a ferry & head to the Aegean paradise of Mykonos. Guesthouse (B) M Local Greek feast Day 3: Mykonos Hang out on this island famous for its golden beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere & party culture. Guesthouse Visit Mykonos town

Day 4: Mykonos to Paros Cruise through the Cyclades Islands to Paros, with its traditional Greek vibes, cool beaches & cute fishing villages. Guesthouse Day 5: Paros Spend the day relaxing on island time. There’s the option of a Caique cruise of the nearby islands & beaches. Guesthouse Day 6: Paros to Santorini Sail to Santorini, famous for blue & white buildings & spectacular sunsets & scenery. Guesthouse Visit Naoussa Afternoon trip to Fira

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backstage pass 36 nights accommodation + 1 night on-board a ferry 59 meals Professional Tour Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

20 World Heritage sites visited

See contiki.com

budget

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

Day 7: Santorini Chill your way today. Guesthouse Visit Perissa Beach M Visit Oia at sunset Day 8: Santorini to Athens Set sail back to mainland Greece & the mythological city of Athens. Hotel Day 9: End Athens The trip ends after check out & it’s time to say farewell to your new travel buddies.

Please note: Days 1 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

19 24 31 7 16 21 23 28 30 5 12 14

May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

1435 1435 1435 1435 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1545 1545 1545

Start Athens

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

1545 1545 1495 1495 1495 1495 1495 1495 1469 1469 1469 1469

GREEK ISLAND ADVENTURER

2014 27 1 8 15 24 29 1 6 8 13 20 22

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

19 26 2 9 11 16 23 25 30 8 13 20

27 3 10 17 19 24 31 2 7 16 21 28

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided, but you will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 5:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 8:00am in Athens.

SAVE

pay early & save up to US$150. See p.27 for details

9 days

easypace

Start Athens

9 Days 3 ISLANDS

1

38 days

Summer 2014 Code: CCGD

2014

Visit contiki.com/greek-adventurer

EUROPEAN ADVENTURER

2014 21 31 14 21 28 12 19 26

How much & when

From US$1435pp* US$160 per day

budget

Summer 2014 Code: CCPB

GERMANY

LONDON 2 AMSTERDAM Ruhr Valley 1 Dover 1 RHINE Calais BELGIUM VALLEY

From US$5715pp* US$151 per day

How much & when

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 8 nights accommodation: 2 nights hotel upgrade 6 nights in quad-share guesthouses 1 meal: 1 continental breakfast An experienced & professional Tour Manager Ferry crossings & coach transfers Guesthouse & hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

1 World Heritage sites visited

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easypace

8 Days 1 country From US$1279pp* US$160 per day SAVE

pay early & save up to US$130. See p.27 for details

GREECE

Athens

temple of apollo

Aegina

don’t miss

Perdika

Bouboulina’s Museum, Spetses. Named after the ancient Greek heroine – it’s the perfect spot for an in-depth historical fix.

Nafplio

Poros

there

getting

GREECE

There are low cost airlines that fly to Athens from London.

Spetses

Flights can get busy, so book in advance for the best deals.

Hydra

Plaka

Or, book your international flights right through to Athens.

Visit contiki.com/greek-sailing

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M

eet the newest member of our sailing family, the Greek Sailing! Explorers seeking new territory will love this trip to the Saronic coast hotspots, visiting little known gems like Hydra, Nafplio & Aegina. Sun seekers will love life on board our boat, where swim stops & sunshine are endless. All aboard!

budget

Itinerary & Sightseeing

How much & when

hydra

Summer 2014 Code: CCGS Start Athens

Finish Athens

US$ pp*

2014 May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

Day 1: Athens to Perdika It all begins in Athens! First you’ll meet your Skipper & Contiki team, then board the yacht & set sail to the stunning Perdika. This little fishing village is a great way to start the trip & indulge in traditional Greek food as you get to know your sailing buddies. Day 2: Perdika to Hydra Next up: Hydra, an island renowned for its beauty & is bound to impress. En route we will pass some small islands & have some swim stops to cool off in the heat. On arrival, discover as much as you can on foot or donkey, as this little paradise is vehicle free. Wander the cathedrals & monasteries found here, eat some seafood by the water, take a dip in the ocean & get social! (B) Day 3 Hydra to Plaka, Leonidion Leave Hydra early in the morning and set sail to Cape Korakas (Crow) for a lunch/ swim stop off the Argolis coast. Then sail south towards the Peloponessus coast, where Plaka of Leonidion is found. A quiet little village with hospitable residents is our next stop. (B)

Day 5: Nafplio to Spetses Today, stop for a swim at Zogeria Bay. With a population of just over 4,000 people, this little island offers relaxation the way the Greeks do it best! Enjoy some chill-out time on the beach or indulge in an icy Frappuccino to cool off as you wander through the quiet streets, maybe by a horse-drawn carriage. With boutiques & loads to explore, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Next on the list, Spetes. (B) Day 6 Spetses to Poros Swim at Kounoupi islet and Dhokos to let the basking continue as you stop for a few swimming sessions before docking up in Poros - with its pine, lemon & olive trees dotting the landscape. Pick up some olive oil to take home, or just roll out your towel at Kanali beach & pop into a local tavern for

lunch, or head to Askeli for some beachside volleyball. Enjoy every second until the sunsets, then make the most of the night. (B)

easypace

GREEK SAILING

24 7 21 5 12 19

Start Athens

Finish Athens

US$ pp*

Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

1395 1385 1385 1325 1325

2014 May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

31 14 28 12 19 26

1279 1305 1305 1305 1385 1395

Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

26 23 30 6 13

2 30 6 13 20

The above prices are accurate as of Oct 2nd, 2013 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up to date pricing please go to contiki.com/greek-sailing. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$1279 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 2:30pm in Athens & ends approx. 9:00am in Athens. A free, brand-new sleeping bag will be provided for your added comfort. You will need to bring your own towel. Luggage is limited to a small backpack. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

8 days

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 7 nights two berth accommodation on a sailing yacht - exclusive to Contiki 7 meals: 7 breakfasts A dedicated on-board skipper Port & visitors taxes

EXPERIENCE SAILING IN greece • Stay on a modern sailing yacht - exclusive to Contiki • Breakfast daily • Two-person berths with bathrooms on-board • Use of on-board gear like snorkels & goggles

Day 7: Poros to Aegina Today we will be heading to another beauty…Aegina! Sail past the uninhabited Moni island on the way, its crystal light blue water & beautiful beaches are utter perfection! Once we’ve dropped anchor in Aegina, make the most of your last night out. (B) Day 8: Aegina to Athens We pull up the anchor one last time as we head back to Athens. This means it’s time to start saying farewell to the crew, swap contact details & reflect on the trip. (B) Please note: You will help in preparing breakfast, keeping the boat clean & assist in sailing.

Day 4: Plaka to Nafplio Get the cameras ready for photo ops in Nafplio, and try delicious local food on its beautiful cobbled streets. Find the local markets & sample some food or hit the shops. If historical fortresses or amazing views are your thing, check out the Palamidi Fortress citadel & Akronafplia fortress… worth the walk! (B)

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NETHERLANDS Edam

ENGLAND

LONDON 1

POLAND Dover

Calais

24 Days 14 countries

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM GERMANY

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Dresden

Kutna Hora

Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP SLOVAKIA

2 PARIS

AUSTRIA SWITZ

2 swiss alps

FRANCE

Dolomite Lake Bled Mountains

Apennine Mountains

18

Pisa

World Heritage sites visited 1

amsterdam

How much & when

Exclusive inclusions • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike (summer only) • Guided tour of Auschwitz • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Rome sightseeing tour • Discover Florence on foot • ‘Paris by Night’ tour with Champagne & escargot Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals Look for the M symbol in the itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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Summer 2014 Code: CCEL Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

Start London

Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

2014

2014

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18 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 15 20 22 27 29 4 6

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

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17 24 31 14 21 28 5 12 14 19 26 28 30

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11 18 20 25 1 8 15 22 29 31 5 7 12 19 3

Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

2015

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Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan

HUNGARY

9 16 23 7 14 21 28 4 6 11 18 20 22

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Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr

25 1 15 17 1 15 22 5 12

3345 3345 3189 3189 3189 3189 3189 3239 3239

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on quad-share. A free, brand-new sleeping bag will be provided for your added comfort. You will need to bring your own towel. Trip starts 7:00pm (6:00pm in Winter) in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. For more ways to save see p.27. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

more on this tour For all inclusions, ME Time optionals & the full itinerary see contiki.com

Croatia Bosnia

2 FLORENCE ITALY

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 23 nights accommodation: 11 nights hotel upgrade 12 nights in hostels 33 meals: 22 breakfasts (B), 11 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

SLOVENIA

VENICE 1

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Start London

2 BUDAPEST

1 LJUBLJANA

pay early & save up to US$320. See p.27 for details

backstage pass

Banska Bystrica

VIENNA 2

Burgundy Region

From US$3189pp* US$133 per day SAVE

KRAKOW 2

Auschwitz

PRAGUE 2

Places visited Nightstops Optional end cities

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME Vatican City

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London. Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel Day 2: London to Amsterdam. Ferry across the English Channel to Amsterdam. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

••

Day 3: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike in the scenic village of Edam. Afterwards, check out the museums, cafés & nightclubs. Hotel (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Evening canal boat cruise

Explore the World Heritage Listed town of Kutna Hora M Mozart & Strauss concert

Day 9: Vienna. Viennese culture is everywhere as you explore the city. Hostel (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road M Schnaps museum & tasting

Day 17: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ & explore this living museum of history. Hotel (B,D)

• •

Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Day 18: Rome to Florence. Head through rural Umbria to Renaissance Florence. Hostel (B,D) M Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums

Day 19: Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. Hostel (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demo M Tuscan feast

Day 12: Krakow to Budapest. Head south through Slovakia before crossing into Hungary & the “Paris of the East.” Hostel (B) M Evening river cruise & dinner

• •

Day 20: Florence to Swiss Alps Make a stop in Pisa, catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & stop for Swiss chocolate in the stunning Swiss Alps. Hostel (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 13: Budapest. Explore the city, split by the Danube River into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. Hostel (B,D)

Day 21: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Hostel (B,D)

Day 6: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some bratwurst in Dresden on your way to Prague. Hostel (B,D) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & more in Dresden See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

••

Day 4: Amsterdam to Berlin. Get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this city’s arts, bar & club scene. Hostel (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building

Day 5: Berlin. Savor the mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. Hostel (B) Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Eye Spy tour in Berlin

• • •

Day 7: Prague. Discover Gothic architecture & bargain-priced beer. Hostel (B) Day 8: Prague to Vienna. Head south through the Czech countryside to Vienna. Hostel (B)

Day 10: Vienna to Krakow. We stop at Auschwitz, then it’s on to the city of Krakow. Hotel (B,D) Day 11: Krakow. Explore the market stalls & cafés of the medieval Old Town. Hotel (B) Sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill M Guided tour of the salt mines

Day 14: Budapest to Ljubljana. Today we’re making our way to Slovenia’s capital. Hotel (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest & more See Ljubljana’s castle & old town Day 15: Ljubljana to Venice. Soak up the amazing scenery before heading to Venice. Explore the alleyways & canals to find grand squares & art-filled palazzos. Hotel (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See iconic canals & gondolas

• •

Day 16: Venice to Rome. Leave Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains to Rome. Hotel (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain,

• • •

Day 22: Swiss Alps to Paris Leave the Swiss Alp behind & head through the Burgundy region to the “City of Lights”. Hotel (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 23: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) Visit a French Perfumery M Cabaret show & Champagne

Day 24: End Paris or London Your trip ends in Paris this morning, or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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EASTERN ROCK KER

Start London

9 Days 7 countries From US$1225pp* US$137 per day

NORTH SEA

2

LONDON 1

BERLIN

NETHERLANDS

Edam

2

AMSTERDAM

GERMANY Dresden

Dover ENGLISH Calais BELGIUM CHANNEL

PRAGUE 2

Kutna Hora

CZECH REP FRANCE

VIENNA 1

prague

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1

AUSTRIA

Places visited Nightstops

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel Day 2: London to Amsterdam Ferry across the English Channel & head to Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Days 3-8: Amsterdam to Vienna See days 3-8 of European Trail (opposite) itinerary, sightseeing & ME TIME optionals

Day 9: End Vienna Explore the city sights before it’s time to say farewell. (B) See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & State Opera House

SAVE

Pay early & save up to US$120. See p.27 for details.

prague

POLAND

EASTERN TRAIIL

KRAKOW Auschwitz 2 CZECH REP

9 Days 7 countries

SLOVAKIA Banska Bystrica

VIENNA 1 AUSTRIA

From US$1229pp* US$137 per day

Dolomite Mountains

BUDAPEST 2 HUNGARY

Lake Bled

1 LJUBLJANA

SLOVENIA Croatia

VENICE 1 Apennine Mountains

Bosnia

ITALY ADRIATIC SEA

1 ROME

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1

Itinerary & Sightseeing venice

Days 2-8: Vienna to Rome See days 10-16 of European Trail (opposite) itinerary, sightseeing & ME TIME optionals

098-099 European Trail_USD.indd 3

Finish Vienna

US$ pp*

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

19 26 28 2 9 16 23 30 6 8 13 15 20 27 11

1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385

Winter 2014/15 Code: WWLV

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Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

1295 1325 1325 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1415 1415

17 24 31 14 21 28 5 12 14 19 26 28 30

SAVE

Pay early & save up to US$129. See p.27 for details.

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

11 18 20 25 1 8 15 22 29 31 5 7 12 19 3

2015

2014 Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

Start London

2014 26 10 17 24 31 7 14 21 23 28 30 5 7 12 14

Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan

25 1 8 22 29 6 13 20 22 27 3 5 7

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Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

2 9 23 25 6 20 27 13 20

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

10 17 31 2 14 28 7 21 28

1279 1279 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1245 1245

Summer 2014 Code: CCVR Start Vienna

Finish Rome

US$ pp*

Finish Rome

US$ pp*

May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

1339 1375 1405 1405 1405 1405 1405 1405 1405 1405 1405 1475 1475 1475 1475

Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

27 3 5 10 17 24 31 7 14 16 21 23 28 5 19

1475 1475 1475 1475 1475 1435 1435 1435 1435 1435 1435 1435 1435 1435 1435

Winter 2014/15 Code: WWVR

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2014 Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

26 10 17 24 31 7 14 21 23 28 30 5 7 12 14

Places visited Nightstops

Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

25 1 8 22 29 6 13 20 22 27

Start Vienna

2014 4 18 25 1 8 15 22 29 1 6 8 13 15 20 22

2014

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Day 9: End Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history before your trip ends & it’s time to say farewell to your travel mates. (B)

US$ pp*

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on quad-share. A free, brand-new sleeping bag will be provided for your added comfort. You will need to bring your own towel. Trip starts 7:00pm (6:00pm in Winter) in London & ends approx. 12:30pm in Vienna.

• •

Day 1: Start Vienna Explore the city your way before meeting up with your Tour Manager & travel buddies tonight. Hostel (D)

Finish Vienna

2014

ENGLAND

budget

Summer 2014 Code: CCLV

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

19 26 28 2 9 16 23 30 6 8 13 15 20 27 11

2015 Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan

2 9 16 30 7 14 21 28 30 4

1275 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1295 1295 1295

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

3 5 7 10 17 31 2 14 28 7 21 28

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

11 13 15 18 25 8 10 22 8 15 29 5

1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1229 1229 1229 1229 1229 1249 1249

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on quad-share. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided, but you will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in Vienna & ends approx. 12:30pm in Rome. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

EASTERN ROCKER

9 days

backstage pass 8 nights accommodation: 3 nights hotel upgrade 5 nights in hostels 10 meals: 7 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossing

6 World Heritage sites visited

budget EASTERN TRAIL

9 days

backstage pass 8 nights accommodation: 5 nights hotel upgrade 3 nights in hostels 11 meals: 8 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

6 World Heritage sites visited

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WESTERN N ROCKER

Summer 2014 Code: CCRT ENGLAND

Start Rome

Netherlands

London

Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

3 10 12 17 24 31 7 14 21 23 28 30 5 12 26

1379 1379 1379 1379 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339

Winter 2014/15 Code: WWRT

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Dover

8 Days 4 countries 7 nights accommodation: 3 nights hotel upgrade 4 nights in hostels 12 meals: 7 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossing

6 World Heritage sites visited

FLORENCE

Belgium

Calais

US$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

1285 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1379 1379 1379 1379 1379 1379 1379

2014

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Germany

May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

From US$1209pp* US$152 per day

Finish Paris or London

Burgundy Region

SWITZ

2 swiss alps

FRANCE

florence Pisa 2

4 18 25 1 8 15 22 29 1 6 8 13 15 20 22

Start Rome

2014 11 25 1 8 15 22 29 6 8 13 15 20 22 27 29

Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

27 3 5 10 17 24 31 7 14 16 21 23 28 5 19

ITALY

florence 1

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Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

ROME 1 Vatican City

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Start Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the Eternal City & explore this living museum of history. Tonight, meet up with your Tour Manager & travel buddies to let the good times begin. Hotel (D)

Pay early & save up to US$105.

SAVE

2014 Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

2 9 16 30 7 14 21 28 30

2015 Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan

9 16 23 7 14 21 28 4 6

1239 1239 1239 1239 1239 1239 1269 1269 1269

See p.27 for details.

Days 2-7: Rome to Paris See days 18-23 of European Trail (p.98) itinerary, sightseeing & ME TIME optionals Day 8: End Paris or London Your trip ends in Paris this morning, or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

swiss alps

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

4 11 13 15 18 25 8 10 22 8 15 29 5

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr

11 18 20 22 25 1 15 17 1 15 22 5 12

1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1229 1229 1229

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on quad-share. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided, but you will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or 6:30pm in London. For travel insurance see p.117.

Summer 2014 Code: CCTR

TRAIL TO O ROME

Start London Edam

ENGLAND

LONDON 1 Dover

17 Days 12 countries 16 nights accommodation: 8 nights hotel upgrade 8 nights in hostels 21 meals: 15 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossing

Finish Rome

US$ pp*

May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

2475 2529 2529 2589 2589 2589 2589 2589 2589 2589 2589 2589 2589 2715 2715

Start London

Finish Rome

US$ pp*

Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

27 3 5 10 17 24 31 7 14 16 21 23 28 5 19

2715 2715 2715 2715 2715 2715 2639 2639 2639 2639 2639 2639 2639 2639 2639

Winter 2014/15 Code: WWTR

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NETHERLANDS

Calais

2

2 BERLIN

AMSTERDAM

Dresden

KRAKOW Auschwitz 2

BELGIUM

PRAGUE 2 Kutna Hora

CZECH REP

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA 2 BUDAPEST 2

FRANCE

From US$2295pp* US$135 per day

2014 POLAND

GERMANY

Switzerland

Banska Bystrica

AUSTRIA HUNGARY Lake Bled

Dolomite Mountains

VENICE 1

1 LJUBLJANA SLOVENIA

Apennine Mountains

Croatia Bosnia

Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

18 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 15 20 22 27 29 4 6

2014 4 18 25 1 8 15 22 29 1 6 8 13 15 20 22

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

11 18 20 25 1 8 15 22 29 31 5 7 12 19 3

ITALY ADRIATIC SEA

1 ROME

2014

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

rome

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1

Places visited Nightstops

Itinerary & Sightseeing & head to Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Days 3-16: Amsterdam to Rome See days 3-16 of European Trail (p.98) itinerary, sightseeing & ME TIME optionals Day 17: End Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the Eternal City & explore this living museum, before your trip ends & it’s time to say farewell to your travel mates. (B)

prague

••

14 World Heritage sites visited venice Day 1: Arrive London Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel Day 2: London to Amsterdam Ferry across the English Channel

100-101 European Trail modules_USD.indd 2

SAVE

Pay early & save up to US$235. See p.27 for details.

Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

17 24 31 14 21 28 5 12 14 19 26 28 30

2015 Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan

2 9 16 30 7 14 21 28 30 4 11 13 15

2385 2385 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

2 9 23 25 6 20 27 13 20

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

18 25 8 10 22 8 15 29 5

2415 2415 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2345 2345

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on quad-share. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided, but you will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:00pm (6:00pm in Winter) in London & ends approx. 12:30pm in Rome. For more ways to save see p.27.

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TRAIL TO LONDON 16 Days 10 countries From US$2299pp* US$144 per day

Summer 2014 Code: CCVL Start Vienna

POLAND ENGLAND Netherlands London Dover Belgium Calais

Germany

KRAKOW 2

CZECH Auschwitz REP

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS SWITZ

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

AUSTRIA

1 BUDAPEST 2

Apennine Mountains

1

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Banska Bystrica

2 HUNGARY Dolomite Lake Bled swiss SLOVENIA Mountains 1 alps VENICE 1 LJUBLJANA Croatia

2 FLORENCE

Pisa

swiss alps

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

ITALY ADRIATIC SEA Vatican City

US$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

2395 2455 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2635 2635 2635 2635

Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

3 10 12 17 24 31 7 14 21 23 28 30 5 12 26

2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565

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2014 Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

Days 2-15: Vienna to Paris See days 10-23 of European Trail (p.98) itinerary, sightseeing & ME TIME optionals

SAVE

Finish Paris or London

26 10 17 24 31 7 14 21 23 28 30 5 7 12 14

Start Vienna

2014 11 25 1 8 15 22 29 6 8 13 15 20 22 27 29

2014

2 ROME

PISA

Day 16: End Paris or London Your trip ends in Paris this morning, or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

US$ pp*

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

19 26 28 2 9 16 23 30 6 8 13 15 20 27 11

Bosnia

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Start Vienna Viennese culture is everywhere! Wander through this picture book city & explore your way before meeting up with your Tour Manager & travel buddies tonight. Hostel (D)

Finish Paris or London

Pay early & save up to US$220. See p.27 for details.

25 1 8 22 29 6 13 20 22 27

2015 Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan

9 16 23 7 14 21 28 4 6 11

2389 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2419 2419 2419

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

3 5 7 10 17 31 2 14 28 7 21 28

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr

18 20 22 25 1 15 17 1 15 22 5 12

2419 2419 2419 2419 2419 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2345 2345

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on quad-share. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided, but you will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in Vienna & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. For travel insurance see p.117.

Summer 2014 Code: CCRP Start Finish St. Moscow Petersburg

2014

easypace

ALL AL L HO HOTE OT TE ELS S

May Jun Jul Jul Jul

8 Days 1 country From US$1635pp* US$205 per day

Petrodvorets

3 ST PETERSBURG 1 NOVGOROD RUSSIA

Klin

ST PETERSBURG

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1

3 Places visited MOSCOW

Nightstops

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Start St. Petersburg Today meet your fellow travelers & Tour Manager & get ready for a culture fix! Hotel. (D) Days 2-3: St. Petersburg St. Petersburg will astound & amaze over 2 full days. Maybe see a ballet, shop, or tuck into the local specialties. Hotel (B)(B) Locally guided tour Rour of the Hermitage, former home of the Russian Tsars Visit Peterhof Palace Gardens See the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood & St. Peter & St. Paul Fortress

•• ••

M Russian Ballet recital Day 4: St. Petersburg to Novgorod Discover Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. Hotel. (B,D) Guided tour of Novgorod’s old town & see the Millennium Bell

Day 5: Novgorod to Moscow Stop in Klin on the way to Moscow. This city mixes up extravagance from the time of Tsars, relics from the Cold War & is a haven for explorers. Hotel (B,D) See the famous composer Tchaikovsky’s house in Klin

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Days 6-7: Moscow Moscow is a richly layered city, with history & culture at every turn. Hotel (B)(B) Visit Red Square, the Kremlin & see Lenin’s Mausoleum & St. Basil’s Cathedral Locally guided coach sightseeing tour

• •

Day 8: End Moscow The trip ends after breakfast in Moscow. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

28 18 2 9 16

Start Finish St. Moscow Petersburg

US$ pp*

2014 Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

4 25 9 16 23

1635 1635 1739 1739 1739

Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

30 13 20 3 10

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

6 20 27 10 17

1739 1685 1685 1655 1655

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. No sleeping bag or towel is required, as linen is provided on this trip. Copy of passport required at the time of booking. Important Visa info: It is necessary to obtain a Russian Tourist Voucher & a Russian Visa for this trip. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. The fee for the Russian Visa will be at an additional charge. Airport transfers in St. Petersburg & Moscow are not included but can be arranged at an extra charge. Please contact Contiki or your travel agent for details on how to book these. Trip starts 6:00pm in St. Petersburg & ends approx. 8:00am in Moscow. For travel insurance see p.117.

SAVE

pay early & save up to US$150. See p.27 for details

more on this tour For all inclusions, ME Time optionals & the full itinerary see contiki.com

TRAIL TO LONDON

16 days

backstage pass 15 nights accommodation: 8 nights hotel upgrade 7 nights in hostels 23 meals: 15 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossing

12 World Heritage sites visited

budget easypace

BEST OF RU USS SIA

US$ pp*

budget

BEST OF RUSSIA

8 days

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 7 nights in hotel upgrade 10 meals: 7 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

3 World Heritage sites visited

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ALL HOTELS & HOSTELS S GULF OF BOTHNIA

FINLAND

ST PETERSBURG 3

1 HELSINKI

14 Days 6 countries

Petrodvorets

1

1 STOCKHOLM

SWEDEN

Estonia

1 NOVGOROD

Latvia

From US$2715pp* US$194 per day

Klin

Lithuania

1 MINSK

POLAND Brest

pay early & save up to US$245. See p.27 for details

2 WARSAW

BERLIN

1

ST PETERSBURG

13 nights accommodation: 12 nights hotel upgrade 1 night quad-share Baltic cruise 20 meals: 13 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 1 Regional Dinner: Polish feast in Warsaw (RD), 5 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Overnight cruise (start Stockholm) Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • Locally guided tour of St. Petersburg & the Hermitage • Guided tour of Novgorod • Locally guided tour of Moscow & the Kremlin • Guided Metro tour in Moscow • Locally guided tour of Minsk • Locally guided tour of the old Jewish Ghetto & the medieval centre of Warsaw Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Neva River cruise M Russian dinner in Moscow M Tour of Peter & Paul Fortress See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

102-103 Russia_Scandi_USD.indd 2

Summer 2014 Code: CCRS Start Finish Stockholm Warsaw or Berlin

US$ pp*

2014 May Jun Jun Jul Jul

25 15 29 6 13

Start Finish Stockholm Warsaw or Berlin

US$ pp*

2014 Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

7 28 12 19 26

2715 2715 2715 2825 2825

Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

27 10 17 31 7

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

9 23 30 13 20

2825 2715 2715 2769 2769

Summer 2014 Code: CCRH Start Helsinki

Finish Warsaw or Berlin

US$ pp*

Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

2379 2379 2475 2475 2475

2014 May Jun Jul Jul Jul

27 17 1 8 15

Start Helsinki

Finish Warsaw or Berlin

US$ pp*

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

2475 2379 2379 2425 2425

2014 7 28 12 19 26

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9 23 30 13 20

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. No sleeping bag or towel is required, as linen is provided on this trip. Copy of passport required at the time of booking. Important Visa info: It is necessary to obtain a Russian Tourist Voucher & a Russian Visa for this trip. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. The fee for the Russian Visa will be at an additional charge. Important Visa info: A Belarus visa should be obtained prior to starting this CCRH trip. Contact Contiki for further details. Trip starts 6:00pm in Stockholm or 2:00pm in Helsinki & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw or 7:00pm in Berlin. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Stockholm. Check-in to your hotel & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6:00pm, meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travelers for dinner. Hotel (D) Day 2: Stockholm & sail to Helsinki. Relax or take in some last minute sightseeing before we board our luxury boat for our overnight cruise to Helsinki. Overnight Baltic Cruise (B) M Guided tour of the Town Hall & Nobel Prize Banquet Room Day 3: Helsinki. This morning we head to the quirky Finnish capital, Helsinki! See the city sights before your chance to explore. There are loads of museums, monuments & cool shops in this vibrant coastal city. Hotel. (B) See the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium & Senate Square Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’

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Day 4: Helsinki to St. Petersburg. Pass through Finland’s pine forests & wilderness, before crossing over the border into Russia & reaching the “Venice of the North” - St. Petersburg. Hotel. (B,D) Days 5-6: St. Petersburg. Check out the city sights & go local with two full days to explore - you’ll discover the riches & palace-lined waterways of this impressive city. Maybe see the Russian Ballet, shop in local markets for Matryoshka dolls or tuck into the local specialties - beef stroganoff & vodka! Hotel. (B)(B) See the St. Peter & St. Paul Fortress See the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood Visit the Hermitage – one of the world’s largest art & culture museums Visit Peterhof Palace Gardens M Russian Ballet recital

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Day 7: St. Petersburg to Novgorod. Discover the picturesque ancient fort town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. Hotel. (B,D) Locally guided tour of Novgorod’s old town & see the Millennium Bell

Day 8: Novgorod to Moscow. Stop into the township of Klin on the way to Russia’s spiritual, political & economic hub, Moscow. Hotel. (B,D) See the famous composer Tchaikovsky’s house in Klin

Days 9-10: Moscow. Witness the mix of ‘New’ & ‘Old’ Russia - architecture, culture & people. Hotel (B)(B) Visit Red Square, the Kremlin & see Lenin’s Mausoleum & St. Basil’s Cathedral Locally guided coach sightseeing tour of the city M Visit the Kremlin Armoury

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Day 11: Moscow to Minsk. Pass by the site of Napoleon’s great defeat in Borodino & then head for Belarus. Hotel (B,L,D) Locally guided city tour of Minsk

Day 12: Minsk to Warsaw. Cross the border into Poland & arrive in Warsaw. Hotel (B) Visit Brest Fortress – one of the most important Soviet World War II monuments

Day 13: Warsaw. See parts of the city that were totally reconstructed after being ruined in the war, as well its colourful palaces, churches & mansions. Hotel (B,RD) Visit the old town, the monument to Chopin & hear tales of the Warsaw uprisings

Day 14: Depart Warsaw/Berlin. The trip ends after breakfast in Warsaw, or catch a complimentary transfer to Berlin where your trip ends upon arrival. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 14 (ending Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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RUSSIA PLUS start helsinki - 12 days From US$2379pp* US$199 per day STUCK FOR TIME? Start your trip in Helsinki & visit 5 countries in 12 days. Trip code: CCRH See price panel opposite for departure dates & prices.

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ALL HOTELS & HOS AL STELS LS S

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13 Days 5 countries

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Keep it flexible! You can start your trip in either Berlin or Copenhagen.

SCANDINAVIA end stockholm - 10 days From US$1885pp* US$189 per day STUCK FOR TIME?

Pay early & save up to US$160.

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. Please note: If you’ve chosen to start your trip in Copenhagen, your trip will be 12 days. Deduct US$69 off the trip price above. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided, but you will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:30am in Berlin or 6:00pm in Copenhagen & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Stockholm or 8:00am in Helsinki. For travel insurance see p.117.

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Day 22: Warsaw. Hotel (B,RD) Day 23: Depart Warsaw/ Berlin. (B) Please note: Days 2 (starting Copenhagen) & 23 (ending Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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Day 11: Stockholm & sail to Helsinki. Overnight Baltic Cruise (B) Day 12: Helsinki. Hotel. (B) Day 13: Helsinki to St. Petersburg. Hotel. (B,D) Days 14-15: St. Petersburg. Hotel. (B)(B) Day 16: St. Petersburg to Novgorod. Hotel (B,D) Day 17: Novgorod to Moscow. Hotel (B,D) Days 18-19: Moscow. Hotel (B)(B) Day 20: Moscow to Minsk. Hotel (B,L,D) Day 21: Minsk to Warsaw. Hotel (B)

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Day 1: Arrive Berlin. Hostel Day 2: Berlin to Copenhagen. Hostel (D) Day 3: Copenhagen. Hostel. (B) Day 4: Copenhagen to Oslo. Hostel (B,D) Day 5: Oslo. Hostel (B) Day 6: Oslo to Voss. Hostel (B) Day 7: Voss to Geiranger fjord. Hostel (B,D) Day 8: Geiranger fjord to Gjovik. Hotel (B,D) Day 9: Gjovik to Stockholm. Hotel (B) Day 10: Stockholm. Hotel (B,D)

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12 nights accommodation 16 meals An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Overnight cruise (end Helsinki) Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Summer 2014 Code: CCSR

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Choose where you want to start – either Berlin or Copenhagen. End your trip in either Warsaw or Berlin. Too easy.

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. Please note: If you’ve chosen to start your trip in Copenhagen, your trip will be 22 days. Deduct US$69 off the trip price above. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided, but you will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Copy of passport required at the time of booking. Important Visa info: It is necessary to obtain a Russian Tourist Voucher & a Russian Visa for this trip. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. The fee for the Russian Visa will be at an additional charge. Trip starts 7:30am in Berlin or 6:00pm in Copenhagen & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw or 7:00pm in Berlin. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.115. For travel insurance see p.117.

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backstage pass 22 nights accommodation 32 meals An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Overnight cruise Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

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There’s a certain romance that comes out when the cities get cool & the action on the slopes is some of the best in the world. Lots of our trips operate year round. When you travel Contiki in winter you can choose from all hotel Superior trips, or our year-round Budget trips. Either way you’ll have somewhere warm & toasty with great amenities to come home to each night, plus there are so many other reasons to travel Europe in Autumn, Winter & Spring:

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markets make it an even richer cultural travel experience. Never had a white Christmas? Stop dreaming about it – experience one. No one does skiing & après ski like the Europeans.

Save even more On some of our Superior trips you can save even more money by booking triple-share. You’ll save an extra 5% - check out the price panel on the trip pages to see how much you can save. austria

Superior Multi-Country & Budget trips include breakfast each day & many dinners, including delicious regional cuisine at bistros, trattorias & tavernas.

5 ways to go: Superior Hotel, Multi-Country Want to see a lot in the time you have? Try our Multi-Country trips from 10 to 25 days. Superior Hotel, In-Depth Regional Spend more time soaking up regional cultures and going really local. Our In-Depth Regional trips focus on one country or region, and give you more time to really get in to Europe. Trips from 5-14 days. Budget trips Stretch your budget even further with 6 winter Budget trips. Take in some of the best Europe has to offer, staying in a mix of hotel & hostel accommodations. Trips from 8-24 days. Ski & snowboard trips Try our ski & boarding packages in the Austrian Tyrol. Discover the slopes at one of the world’s top resorts. Stay at our exclusive Contiki-only Gasthof complete with our On-site Team & enjoy all round wintery adventures! We include day trips, ski races & cool ME Time optionals to choose from so there’s plenty to do both on & off the slopes. 1 or 2 week options. Festivals & Events We’ve got Europe’s legendary festival & event scene covered, including New Year’s Eve trips like Hogmanay in Edinburgh, so you can ring in the New Year in style. See p.108-114 for more.

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EXCLUSIVE food

• Airfares are up to 50% cheaper, so spend • Smaller crowds mean shorter lines. • Some of the best events, festivals &

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Our Superior In-Depth Regional trips include even more local restaurant meals so you can taste the best local flavors around. But we don’t include your lunches so you’re free to maximize your ME Time & explore local flavors to suit your taste & budget. And for the real food lovers, our In-Depth Regional trips include even more local restaurant meals so you can really do as the locals do.

Exclusive Inclusions With over 50 years traveling Europe, no company can give you better access. And we even get you skipping the lines at some of the blockbuster sights like the Eiffel Tower, Colosseum & The Vatican. Plus, we’ll get you around in style, keeping you in touch with WiFi available on our coaches & at most of the places we stay.

Exclusive TEAM With your expert team including Tour Manager & Driver at hand, you’re ready to explore. They live & breathe “local Europe”, so if you want to get off the beaten track they can give you the inside word on what to do and where to go. Plus on our Ski trips you’ll have access to our exclusive On-site team at our Gasthof in Hopfgarten. We also mix it up with our expert Local Guides, who will fast-track you to the best local secrets.

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snow, skiing, christmas markets, less crowds & great deals make traveling in winter great. see how europe does autumn, winter & spring. Exclusive accommodations

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Our Superior trips are all twin-share hotel accommodations, every night. It’s all the comforts that you would expect, and the perfect place to head home to. Comfort to us means amenties you’ll love - like TVs in your room, en-suites, pools, gyms, bars & free WiFi at most. Bliss.

• Location, location, location! We get you closer to the action with more central hotels close to all the icons like the Moulin Rouge & Sacré Coeur in Paris, Old Town in Prague and the Duomo in Florence. All our hotel accommodations have easy access to public transport, be it the Metro, tube or tram, allowing you to get out there & make every moment of your trip count.

• ‘No Single Supplements’ Even if you’re planning on leaving your friends at home, don’t worry. We’ll match you with a same-sex roommate for no extra cost, so it’s all good. More than half our travelers are just like you – ready to head off on their own & experience Europe with young, fun & like-minded travel buddies.

• ‘A room to myself’ option Of course, if you prefer a little more privacy & comfort, you always have the option of a room all to yourself for a little extra. Check out the trip price panels for details. Limited single rooms available.

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Budget accommodations. With our 6 winter Budget trips, you get a great mix of hostel accommodations & bonus hotel upgrades, so you get a real taste of Europe’s diversity.

Exclusive options We ensure there’s plenty of time to customize your trip, your way. Choose from our ME Time optionals or use your free time to chill out, relax & do what you want. venice

Superior multi-country WINTER TripS

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European Magic 10 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.32

London & Paris 7/9 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.50-51

European Discovery 13 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.36

London, Paris & Amsterdam 9 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.51

European Inspiration 20 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.39

London, Paris & Rome 10 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.51

European Encounter 17 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.40

England & Scotland 9 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.53

European Vista 22 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.42 Winter Wanderer 25 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.106

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Mediterranean Highlights 13 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.56 Simply Italy 12 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.58 Italian Espresso 8 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.60 Spanish Spree 14 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.62

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Berlin to Budapest 11 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.64

European Trail 24 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.98

Berlin, Prague & Vienna 9 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.65

Eastern Rocker 9 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.99 Eastern Trail 9 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.99 Western Rocker 8 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.100

Berlin & Prague 7 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.65 Vienna & Budapest 5 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.65 Egypt & The Nile 8 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.68

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Trail to Rome 17 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.100

From US$91/day

Trail to London 16 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.101

Ski or Board Austria 1 or 2 weeks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.107

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backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 24 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation:  Feature Hotel: 1 night in a French Château & 23 nights in hotels 35 meals: 23 continental breakfasts (B) 12 three-course dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Explore Florence on foot • Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat through the canals of Venice • A moving experience at the Mauthausen memorial Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$995 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. ✦ Spend New Year’s Eve in Munich. ◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. ✱ Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. ✝ Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. ✚ Spend New Year’s Eve in the French Riviera. ▼ Spend New Year’s Eve in Barcelona. ★ Spend New Year’s Eve in Chateau de Fontager. ◗ Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ✤ Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. ✜ This trip will be in Venice during the Carnival.

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London. Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Day 2: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel to the glittering “City of Lights.”. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, ChampsÉlysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 3: Paris. Indulge in Paris’ & find magic, romance & history amongst legendary icons. (B) M Parisian cabaret show & meal Day 4: Paris to Lucerne. Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to Lucerne. (B,D) See Burgundy vineyards Day 5: Lucerne. Soak up the beauty of this lake town. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument M Swiss Fondue lunch Day 6: Lucerne to Château de Fontager. On to the beautiful Château de Fontager. (B,D)  Feature Hotel Day 7: Château de Fontager to Barcelona. Head through the Pyrénées Mountains & on to the city of Barcelona. (B,D) Day 8: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district M Flamenco dance show Day 9: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through Provence to the resort town of Nice. (B,D) Drive along the Côte d’Azur Day 10: French Riviera. Stroll through markets & shop the upscale boutiques. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! (B) Visit a French perfumery

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See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 11: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s architectural wonder before arriving in Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa M Nighclub entrance & one drink Day 12: Florence to Rome. A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art. (B,D) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demo See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & the Roman Forum in Rome See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 13: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. (B) M Tour of the Vatican Museums Day 14: Rome to Venice. Shop ‘til you drop at a designer outlet mall in Barberino en route to Venice. (B,D) Day 15: Venice. Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ alleyways & canals. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals Day 16: Venice to Vienna. Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna. (B) Day 17: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour, then the afternoon is yours to explore. (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road M Schnaps museum & tasting

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Day 18: Vienna to Munich. Stop at the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial en route to Munich. (B) Entry into the Mauthausen memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 19: Munich to Prague. Through the German countryside & Bohemia to Prague. (B,D) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock Day 20: Prague. Discover Gothic architecture & bargain-priced beer in this medieval city. (B) M Scenic river cruise with lunch Day 21: Prague to Berlin. Stop in Dresden en route to Berlin. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Day 22: Berlin. Savor the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. (B) Take in commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Guided historical walking tour Day 23: Berlin to Amsterdam Motor down the autobahn to free-wheeling Amsterdam. (B,D) See the city’s by night Day 24: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s museums, cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Evening canal boat cruise Day 25: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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WHY CHOOSE US

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START & END IN LONDON OR HOPFGAR RTEN Skiing or boarding in Europe is unbeatable! From picture perfect ski villages to lots of adventure activities & the true home of après ski, Hopfgarten in Austria is the perfect place for a generous dose of the European mountain lifestyle.

• Stay in Contiki’s own Gasthof (guesthouse) • Hot breakfast included daily • Exclusive Backstage Pass inclusions • Flexible 1 & 2 week options • Great rates for ski essentials like lessons & gear rental • Travel by coach from London or make your own way there

For full details of our Ski Austria packages,

more on Ski Welt including mountain maps, ski hire this tour & more visit contiki.com/ski

How much & when

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8 Nights (6 days ski) Start Finish London London

15 Nights (13 days ski) Start Finish London London

US$ pp*

From US$795pp* US$100 per day

Visit contiki.com/ski

US$ pp*

2014

2014

8/15 NIGHTS

SKI PLUS

Code: C7SWBIT

Dec 12 Dec 19 Dec 26

Dec 20 Dec 27 Jan 3

875 875 875

2015 Jan 2 Jan 9 Jan 16 Jan 23 Jan 30 Feb 6 Feb 13 Feb 20 Feb 27

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar

795 795 795 795 795 795 795 795 795

10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 7

Dec 12 Dec 19 Dec 26

Dec 27 Jan 3 Jan 10

1485 1485 1485

2015 Jan 2 Jan 9 Jan 16 Jan 23 Jan 30 Feb 6 Feb 13 Feb 20

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar

1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355

17 24 31 7 14 21 28 7

Note: Ski Plus trips include transfers from London. Trip starts 7:00pm in London on Fridays & ends approx 10:00pm in London on Saturdays. * Important: Prices are per person, quad share & don’t include airfares. Single supp: 1 week add: US$499. 2 weeks add: US$845. Twin-share supp: 1 week add: US$199. 2 weeks add: US$339. Half board supp: 5 nights add: US$75. 10 nights add: US$150.

How much & when

SKI ONLY MEET US THERE

7/14 NIGHTS From US$765pp* US$110 per day

Code: CP14SW

7 Nights (6 days ski) Start Finish US$ Hopfgarten Hopfgarten pp*

14 Nights (13 days ski) Start Finish US$ Hopfgarten Hopfgarten pp*

2014

2014 Dec 20 Dec 27 Jan 3

845 845 845

2015 Jan 3 Jan 10 Jan 17 Jan 24 Jan 31 Feb 7 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar

765 765 765 765 765 765 765 765 765

10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 7

Dec 13 Dec 20 Dec 27

Dec 27 Jan 3 Jan 10

1455 1455 1455

2015 Jan 3 Jan 10 Jan 17 Jan 24 Jan 31 Feb 7 Feb 14 Feb 21

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar

1325 1325 1325 1325 1325 1325 1325 1325

17 24 31 7 14 21 28 7

8/15 nights

backstage pass Contiki exclusives including: FREE ski guide, Salzburg day trip & Contiki ski slam race Included overnight coach travel from London 7 or 14 nights accommodation & breakfast daily Half board options available (for a small supplement) SAVE

Note: Ski Only trips start in Hopfgarten on Saturdays. You need to provide us with your flight & arrival details approx 21 days before departure to take the Innsbruck Airport transfer. Check-in starts 2:00pm & check-out is at 9:00am.

SKI OR BOARD AUSTRIA

7/14 nights

backstage pass Contiki exclusives including: FREE ski guide, Salzburg day trip & Contiki ski slam race FREE coach pickup from Innsbruck airport or Wörgl train station (easy access for Munich or Salzburg airports) 7 or 14 nights accommodation & breakfast daily Half board options available (for a small supplement)

* Important: Prices are per person, quad share & don’t

include airfares. Single supp: 1 week add: US$499. 2 weeks add: US$845. Twin-share supp: 1 week add: US$199. 2 weeks add: US$339. Half board supp: 5 nights add: US$75. 10 nights add: US$150. For more ways to save see p.27.

Visit contiki.com/ski

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For travel insurance see p.117.

Book a Winter Europe trip at the same time as a 2 week ski trip & save up to US$50. See p.27 for details.

SKI ONLY

Code: CPC7SW

Dec 13 Dec 20 Dec 27

SKI OR BOARD AUSTRIA

SAVE

Trip + 2 week ski trip combination discounts apply when you book a Winter Europe trip at the same time as a ski trip. Save up to US$50 off the cost of the ski trip. See p.27 for details.

04/10/2013 13:50

OUR FESTIVALS Oktoberfest ......................................................109 Pamplona .........................................................110 Pamplona & BBK Live...................................111 London Explorer .............................................112 Day Trips ...........................................................112 Christmas in Paris & Amsterdam .............113 New Years in Paris & Amsterdam ...........113 Hogmanay & St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day .................114

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start & end in london or munich three ways to go - camping, BUDGET & SUPERIOR Girls grab your dirndl, guys don some lederhosen & head to Munich. Be part of the world’s biggest beer festival - Oktoberfest!

Visit contiki.com/oktoberfest

The vibe will have you indulging in steins, while singing & dancing like only the Germans can. Try wurst, succulent half-chickens & pretzels & if you feel like taking a break from the beer halls, head to the amusement park or market stalls for some action. With free day trips, breakfast included daily, options on how you travel, plus our awesome team to complete the experience, Contiki is the only way to do Oktoberfest.

Stay your way... Choose to camp in pre-set up tents, stay in a hostel, or take it up a notch on our hotel trips. Choose to travel on the coach from London, or make your own way to Munich & join us there.

this event is a mustdo with contiki. all options include:

• Breakfast daily transfers from accommodations • Regular to festival site to the moving Dachau concentration • Visit camp memorial • Orientation tour of Munich & professional Contiki • Experienced Oktoberfest Team & Tour Drivers • Contiki Oktoberfest souvenir camping (tents)

BUDGET (hostel)

SUPERIOR (hotel)

start & end london

start & end london

start & end london

7 days US$615pp

7 days US$805pp

7 days from US$1075pp

Sept 18th-24th

Sept 18th-24th

Sept 18th-24th

5 days US$485pp

6 days US$705pp

6 days US$945pp

Sept 25th-29th & Sep 30th-4th

Sept 23th-28th, Sept 27th-Oct 2nd & Oct 1st-6th

Sept 23rd-28th, Sept 27th-Oct 2nd & Oct 1st-6th

Accommodations: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattresses (a sleeping bag & towel are required) Transportation: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings Trip starts: 2:00pm & ends approx. 9:00pm-Midnight

Accommodations: Multi-share hostel accommodations (a towel is required) Transportation: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings Trip starts: 7:00pm & ends approx. 9:00pm-Midnight

Accommodations: Twin or triple-share hotel accommodations. Singles available for a supplement Transportation: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings Trip starts: 7:00pm & ends approx. 9:00pm-Midnight

start & end munich

start & end munich

start & end munich

6 days US$415pp

6 days US$615pp

6 days from US$935pp

Sept 19th-24th

Sept 19th-24th

Sept 19th-24th

4 days US$289pp

5 days US$519pp

5 days from US$795pp

Sept 26th-29th & Oct 1st-4th

Sept 24th-28th, Sept 28th-Oct 2nd & Oct 2nd-6th

Sept 24th-28th, Sept 28th-Oct 2nd & Oct 2nd-6th

Accommodations: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattresses (sleeping bag & towel are required) Trip starts: 8:00am & ends approx. 8:00am

Accommodations: Multi-share hostel accommodations (a towel is required) Trip starts: 2:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am

Accommodations: Twin or triple-share hotel accommodations. Singles available for a supplement Trip starts: 2:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am

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PAMPLONA RUNNING OF THE BULLS three ways to go - all camping start & end in lond don or pamplona Run! Play your part in Spain’s legendary San Fermin FESTIVAL & the infamous bull run through Pamplona’s city streets. Feel the adrenaline rush as you don your red & white & literally run for cover - this festival is not to be missed. With our extra special inclusions like a welcome party, free transfers to & from the city, hot breakfasts daily, included funky festival t-shirts & pre-set up tents, it’s too easy. Plus there are 3 ways to go. Visit contiki.com/pamplona.

Contiki is the only way to do Pamplona! All options include: accommodations with access to • Campsite the pool, bar, restaurant & shop facilities twin-share tents & comfy air • Large mattresses - already set up for you • Continental & hot breakfasts daily • Welcome dinner & sangria party coach transfers to the bull run, • Morning plus regular free transfers to Pamplona’s city center throughout the day

tour of Pamplona - see Plaza de • Walking Castillo, the Baroque town hall, Estafeta Street & the famous bullring

& professional Contiki • Experienced Pamplona Team & Tour Drivers • Contiki Running of the Bulls t-shirt & pañuelo

opening week

middle week

closing week

start & end london

start & end london

start & end london

7 days US$635pp

6 days US$515pp

6 days US$515pp

Jul 3rd-9th

Jul 7th-12th

Jul 11th-16th

Accommodations: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattresses (a sleeping bag & towel are required) Transportation: Return coach transfers from London to Pamplona including ferry crossings Trip starts: 8:30pm & ends approx. 9:00am

Accommodations: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattresses (a sleeping bag & towel are required) Transportation: Return coach transfers from London to Pamplona including ferry crossings Trip starts: 8:30pm & ends approx. 9:00am

Accommodations: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattresses (a sleeping bag & towel are required) Transportation: Return coach transfers from London to Pamplona including ferry crossings Trip starts: 8:30pm & ends approx. 9:00am

start & end pamplona

start & end pamplona

start & end pamplona

5 days US$459pp

4 days US$345pp

4 days US$345pp

Jul 4th-8th

Jul 8th-11th

Jul 12th-15th

Accommodations: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattresses (a sleeping bag & towel are required) Trip starts: 5:00pm & ends approx. 12:00 noon

Accommodations: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattresses (a sleeping bag & towel are required) Trip starts: 5:00pm & ends approx. 12:00 noon

Accommodations: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattresses (a sleeping bag & towel are required) Trip starts: 5:00pm & ends approx. 12:00 noon

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PAMPLONA & BILBAO BBK LIVE two ways to go!

SUPERIOR (hotel)

cAMPING/BUDGET

Bilbao BBK Live, Spain’s #1 music festival & the legendary Pamplona Running of the Bulls are all yours on THESE combined trips.

START pamplona end bilbao

start & end london

6 days from US$1025pp

Jul 7th-14th

Jul 8th-13th Accommodations: Twin or triple-share hotel accommodations. Singles available for a supplement Trip starts: 4:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am

backstage pass inclusions

• • • • • • •

On-site Contiki Representative Welcome drinks & snacks Walking tours of Pamplona & Bilbao Running of the Bulls t-shirt & pañuelo 5 breakfasts Private coach transfer from Pamplona to Bilbao 3 day festival ticket to BBK Live

8 days US$805pp Accommodations: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattressess in Pamplona. Hostel upgrade in Bilbao (sleeping bag & towel required). Transportation: Return coach transfers from London to Pamplona including ferry crossings Trip starts: 8.30pm & ends approx. 9:00am

start pamplona end bilbao

6 days US$695pp Jul 8th-13th Accommodations: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattressess in Pamplona. Hostel upgrade in Bilbao (sleeping bag & towel required). Trip starts: 5:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am

Visit contiki.com/pamplona-bilbao

backstage pass inclusions inclusions as on p.110 in Pamplona • AllPrivate coach transfer from Pamplona to Bilbao • 3 day festival ticket to BBK Live • Upgrade to multi-share • accommodation in Bilbaohostel (a towel is required). daily • Breakfast • Orientation tour of Bilbao Visit contiki.com/pamplona-bilbao

BILBAO BBK LIVE With 3600 views over Bilbao in sunny Spain, BBK attracts the big names, but has an intimate festival feeling you’ll love. See acts spread across the 3 main stages, the 2013 line-up featured depeche mode, editors, kings of leon, alt-j, klaxons, green day, fatboy slim, the hives, two door cinema club & more. Keep updated oN 2014 at contiki.com/bilbao

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SUPERIOR (hotel) start & end bilbao

5 days from US$815pp Jul 9th-13th Accommodations: Twin or triple-share hotel accommodations. Singles available for a supplement Trip starts: 4.00pm & ends approx. 10.00am

backstage pass inclusions drinks & snacks • Welcome day festival ticket to BBK Live • 3Regular free shuttles to the festival grounds • On-site Contiki • 4 breakfasts Representative • City walking tour •

04/10/2013 11:58

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It’s easy to get to the Contiki Basement. It’s conveniently located at the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0DG. It’s a few minutes walk from Russell Square Underground Station, so it’s nice & central.

OR

Want to do London at your own pace? Grab a value-packed collection of extras, activities & great accommodations with our 2 & 4 night Explorer packages. You can take one before or after your trip. From US$275pp contiki.com/london-explorer

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 2 night package 2 nights accommodation (more on p.30-31) Continental breakfast daily Return Heathrow airport transfer on the London Underground Open top bus tour London theatre show tickets (stalls or dress circle) Contiki Basement team “Welcome to London” info booklet

london basement DF BE

3 OR 5 Days

backstage pass

Basement Opening Times May to Sept: 9:00am - 8:00pm Oct to April: 11:00am - 7:00pm

From London Gatwick Take the Gatwick Express train direct to London Victoria Station, then a taxi to the Royal National Hotel. From London Stansted Take the Stansted Express train direct to Liverpool Street Station, then a taxi to the Royal National Hotel. Or you can try to navigate the Underground. There are maps at every Underground station, or ask one of the station staff to point you in the right direction.

london stay longer With so much going on in London, why not check it out for yourself. Our great hotel rates make staying longer in London easy. Getting there (for both hotels): From Heathrow Airport catch the Piccadilly Underground Line to Russell Square station (approx. £8) – travel time approx. 1 hour. The hotel is a short walk from the station. From Gatwick or Stansted airports, catch a train into central London & then catch a taxi to the hotel.

Royal National Hotel: Bedford Way, WC1H 0DG, London. Tel: +44 207 637 2488 Accommodation is based on twin or triple-share. Summer stay longer rate: Twin US$79 Triple US$60 Winter stay longer rate: Twin US$70 Triple US$55 Imperial Hotel: Russell Square, WC1B 5BB, London. Tel: +44 207 837 3655 Accommodation is based on single or twin-share. Summer stay longer rate: Single US$145 Twin US$99 Winter stay longer rate: Single US$119 Twin US$85

edinburgh festival & military tattoo

royal ascot

easter in amsterdam

1 Day From US$125pp*

4 Days From US$405pp* US$102 02 p per er d day ay

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June 21st 2014

April 18th-21st 2014

Try one of our day festivals for a great day out in London! With Royal Ascot - get your glam gear on & rub shoulders with the rich & famous at this ultimate British day out. Keep an eye on contiki.com for more day festivals & events.

Be part of a 4 day Easter party with Contiki in the happening city of Amsterdam. Take a bike ride or canal cruise then explore the city’s many museums, like Van Gogh or even the home of Heineken! Or take time to relax & enjoy one of the city’s many cafés & restaurants.

Aug 22nd-25th 2014 Against the backdrop of the spectacular castle is Scotland’s famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Enjoy a locally guided city tour & an included ticket to the closing night of the tattoo. A number of our Great Britain & Scotland trips are also in Edinburgh during the event – so check out departure dates on p.53-54.

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CHRISTMAS IN PARIS

CHRISTMAS IN AMSTERDAM

start & end in London or paris

start & end in London or amsterdam

4 Days

4 Days

From US$575pp* US$144 per day

From US$460pp* US$115 per day

Visit contiki.com/paris-christmas

Visit contiki.com/amsterdam-christmas

Itinerary Day 1: London to Paris (or meet in Paris). Meet up with your Contiki team in London before heading for a taste of how the French do Christmas. Tonight we’ll tour the city icons like the Arc de Triomphe & Eiffel Tower. Day 2: Paris Today is yours! From people watching to the city’s museums & art, there’s so much to see. Maybe ask your Tour Manager where’s best to experience the cool pre-Christmas vibes. (B) Day 3: Paris Joyeux Noël! Get a truly unique Parisian experience on an

Itinerary included cruise down the River Seine, or maybe take in the epic views from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Later, indulge in a delicious French Christmas feast & wine as you celebrate with your new travel buddies. (B,L) Day 4: Paris to London (or end Paris). It’s time to say ‘au revoir’ to Paris this morning as we head back to London, where your tour ends upon arrival. Or if you’re staying on in Paris, your tour ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/ paris-christmas for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME TIME optionals

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes: 3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 4 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed

Code: WPXM Start London

Finish London

2014 Dec 23

Dec 26

Twin Single US$ pp US$ pp 575

755

If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 8:00am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Paris & end 8:00am in Paris or approx. 6:30pm in London.

NEW YEAR’S IN PARIS

Day 1: London to Amsterdam (or meet in Amsterdam). Meet up with your Contiki team as we make our way to Amsterdam to start your Christmas, Dutch-style. On arrival, we’ll show you the sights on a walking tour of the infamous Red Light District. (D) Day 2: Amsterdam Head out & explore in your own time today. Maybe rent a bike, go shopping, relax at a café or check out a gallery. Tonight, grab a bite at one of the many local restaurants & then get the Christmas spirit going by heading out to a local bar or nightclub. (B)

Day 3: Amsterdam Gelukkig Kerstfeest! Take it easy this morning before indulging in a delicious Christmas feast. Get into the Christmas spirit with your travel buddies & maybe take a canal cruise of the city. (B,L) Day 4: Amsterdam to London (or end Amsterdam). It’s time to say goodbye this morning as we head back to London, where your tour ends on arrival. Or if you’re staying on in Amsterdam, your tour ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/ amsterdam-christmas for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME TIME optionals

start & end in London or amsterdam

4 Days

4 Days

From US$575pp* US$144 per day

From US$510pp* US$128 per day

Visit contiki.com/paris

Your Backstage Pass includes: 3 nights twin or quad-share hotel accommodation 5 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed

Code: WAXM Start London

Finish London

2014 Dec 23

Dec 26

Twin Quad US$ pp US$ pp 519

460

If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 8:00am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Amsterdam & end 8:00am in Amsterdam or approx. 6:30pm in London.

Visit contiki.com/amsterdam

Itinerary

Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Paris The city is yours to explore. Walk down the ChampsÉlysées, visit one of the city’s many museums or take a seat in a typical Parisian café & people watch. Tonight, get ready to kick off your New Year celebrations. (B)

backstage pass

NEW YEAR’S IN AMSTERDAM

start & end in London or paris

Day 1: London to Paris (or meet in Paris). Meet up with your Contiki team in London before making your way across the Channel to the chic French capital. Soak up the stylish Parisian atmosphere on an evening “City of Lights” tour. You’ll see all the icons like the Arc de Triomphe & the unforgettable Eiffel Tower.

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Itinerary Day 3: New Year’s Day in Paris Happy New Year! This morning see a different side of the city with an included cruise along the River Seine, then indulge in dinner with the group, before the option to see a famous Parisian cabaret show. (B,D) Day 4: Paris to London (or end Paris). Say ‘au revoir’ before we journey to Calais to catch the ferry back to London where the tour ends on arrival. Or if you’re staying on in Paris, your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

See contiki.com/paris for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME TIME optionals

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backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes: 3 nights twin-share hotel accommodations 4 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed

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Finish London

2014 Dec 30

Jan 02

Twin Single US$ pp US$ pp 575

780

If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 8:00am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Paris & end 8:00am in Paris or approx. 6:30pm in London.

Day 1: London to Amsterdam (or meet in Amsterdam). Meet up with your Contiki team & travel to Amsterdam, one of Europe’s New Year party hot spots. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel before taking a walk through the Red Light District. (D) Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam This morning enjoy some sightseeing with free time to explore on your own. Shop on the Kalverstraat, get a culture fix at a gallery or head to the cafés & restaurants & get amongst the atmosphere. Tonight start the New Year celebrations at a local bar before experiencing the

awesome vibes that make the city go off! (B) Day 3: New Year’s Day in Amsterdam Welcome 2015! Explore even more of the city your way. Tonight, see Amsterdam’s canals & cable houses from another view on an optional canal cruise. (B) Day 4: Amsterdam to London (or end Amsterdam). This morning we make our way back to London where your tour ends on arrival. Or if you’re staying on in Amsterdam, your tour ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/ amsterdam for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME TIME optionals

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes: 3 nights twin or quad-share hotel accommodation 4 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed

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Finish London

2014 Dec 30

Jan 02

Twin Quad US$ pp US$ pp 565

510

If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 8:00am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Amsterdam & end 8:00am in Amsterdam or approx. 6:30pm in London.

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CHOOSE TO STAY IN A HOTEL OR HOSTEL

start & end in London or DUBLIN

4 Days From US$355pp US$89 per day

Itinerary & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: London to Dublin (or meet in Dublin). Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or join us later in Dublin). Dublin is the ultimate place to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. Tonight, get the party started with a night out on the town. Day 2: Dublin This morning we’ll show you the sights on our walking tour, topped off with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, where you can try the ultimate Irish drop at the SkyBar, with its 360 degree city views. With a free afternoon, go local & explore, or head to the popular Temple Bar district & get amongst the buzzing pub vibes. (B)

Day 3: Dublin Today is going to be epic - take part in Ireland’s biggest annual party, where locals & travelers take to the streets to celebrate like only the Irish can. With packed streets, singing, dancing & good times all day & all night, live it just like the locals! (B) Day 4: Dublin to London (or end Dublin). Chill or get some much needed sleep on the coach as your trip ends on arrival in London. Or if you’re staying on in Dublin, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/dublin for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME TIME optionals NB: you will need to bring your own towel

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes: 3 nights twin-share hotel accom OR 3 nights multi-share (up to 8 people) hostel accom (en suite or shared facilities) 3 breakfasts (B) Tour Manager Contiki St. Pat’s Souvenir Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed

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Finish London Mar 18

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844

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2015 Mar 15

Mar 18

615

925

Start in Dublin deduct US$50. Triple-share reduction of US$55.

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Finish London

2014 Mar 15

Mar 18

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465

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2015 Mar 15

Mar 18

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Pricing above includes coach from London. Tours start 6:45am in London or approx. 5:00pm in Dublin & end 10:00am in Dublin or approx. 8:00pm in London.

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Itinerary & SIGHTSEEING 5 day hogmanay start & end in London or edinburgh

4 or 5 Days From US$520pp* US$130 per day

Day 1: London to Edinburgh (or meet in Edinburgh). Meet up with your Contiki team in London before heading to Edinburgh. Or meet us there! The Scottish know how to party & Edinburgh pulls out all the stops. We’ll take a city walking tour, then head to a local pub to let the fun begin. Day 2: Edinburgh Sleep in, then explore! Stroll down Prince’s Street & the Royal Mile & maybe visit Edinburgh’s famous castle. Tonight, join the crowds for the Torchlight Procession – it opens Hogmanay with a pack of noisy, hairy Vikings from the highlands

pulling a Viking warship along a “river of fire” through the streets. Day 3: New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh. Maybe explore Holyrood House, visit Winter Wonderland or give haggis a go. Tonight, Hogmanay is all on! With bars & street parties pimped for amazing times, grab your friends & some drinks & get involved! (B) Day 4: Edinburgh Chill today, or check out Loony Dook where punters jump in the freezing waters of the Firth of Forth. Or, just get back out there with the locals & party til the ‘wee’ hours. (B)

4 day hogmanay Day 1: London to Edinburgh (or meet in Edinburgh). Meet up with your Contiki team in London before heading to Edinburgh. Or meet us there! The Scottish know how to party & Edinburgh pulls out all the stops. We’ll take a city walking tour, then head to a local pub to let the fun begin.

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Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh Enjoy a late start today. Stroll down Princes Street & the Royal Mile or tour Edinburgh’s famous Castle. You could have some fun on the Winter Wonderland rides, or give some haggis a try. Tonight get ready for the world’s

Day 5: Edinburgh to London (or end Edinburgh). Chill or get some much needed sleep on the coach as your trip ends on arrival in London. Or if staying on in Edinburgh, your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes: 3 or 4 nights multi-share (up to 8 people) en-suite hostel accommodation 3/4 cooked breakfasts (B) Tour Manager Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed

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biggest New Year’s party! (B)

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Day 4: Edinburgh to London (or end Edinburgh). Chill or get some much needed sleep on the coach as your trip ends on arrival in London. Or if staying on in Edinburgh, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/hogmanay for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME TIME optionals NB: start Edinburgh trips do not include ME Time optionals.

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Please note: Start Edinburgh option does not include any coach transfers. * Price above is multi-share & includes the coach from London. Start in Edinburgh deduct US$115. Start 6:45am in London or approx. 5:00pm in Edinburgh & end 8:00am in Edinburgh or approx. 9:00pm in London.

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STAY LONGER OPTIO OPTIONS Look up the start city of your trip below for departure point information about where your trip starts & how to get there. There are also details on how to extend your vacation & stay longer either before or after your trip (marked below as PRE & POST). Take advantage of our specially negotiated ‘Stay Longer’ hotel rates listed below, which can be arranged through Contiki or your travel agent when you book your trip. For the most up-to-date details go to contiki.com/staylonger & contiki.com/departurepoints.

AMSTERDAM SUPERIOR TRIPS PRE: Amsterdam to Barcelona POST: European Panorama (end Amsterdam) Ibis Schiphol Hotel, Schipholweg 181, 1171 PK, Badhoevedorp. Tel: +31 206 134568 Getting there: From Amsterdam airport, take the complimentary Ibis Schiphol/Accor shuttle bus from stop A9 directly to the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single US$120 Twin US$69 POST: European Explorer (end Amsterdam) Hotel Lake Land, Jachthaven 1, 1141 AV, Monnickendam. Tel: +31 299 653751 Getting there: Catch the train direct from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station (approx. m4), then take bus 110, 114 or 118 (approx. m6). Duration of trip is approx. 25min – get off at stop Lagedijk & the hotel is a 2min walk away. Alternatively, catch a taxi from Centraal Station for approx. m40. Stay Longer rate: Single US$80 Twin US$55 PRE: European Magic, European Discovery & European Inspiration (start Amsterdam) POST: European Vista (end Amsterdam) START HOTEL: Best of Europe (start Amsterdam) Best Western Blue Square Hotel, Slotermeerlaan 80, 1064 HD, Amsterdam. Tel: +31 205 063717 Getting there: Catch the train direct from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station (approx. m4) then take a taxi to the hotel (approx. m20). Alternatively, Tram #14 goes from Dam Square (approx. m3), direction Slotermeer. The stop for the hotel is Plein 40-45 & the hotel is a 2 minute walk. Stay Longer rate: Single US$120 Twin US$75 PRE: European Encounter (start Amsterdam) Please contact Contiki for details.

BUDGET TRIPS PRE: Eastern Rocker, Trail to Rome, European Horizon, European Trail, European Whirl (start Amsterdam) POST: European Highlights, European Experience, European Escapade, European Contrasts, European Adventurer & Ultimate European (end Amsterdam) Hotel Nieuw Slotania, Slotermeerlaan 133, 1063 JN, Amsterdam. Tel: +31 206 134568 Getting there: Catch the train direct from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station (approx. m4) then take a taxi to the hotel (approx. m20). Alternatively, Tram #14 goes from Dam Square (approx. m3), direction Slotermeer. The stop for the hotel is Plein 40-45, directly in front of the hotel entrance. Stay Longer rate: Single US$75 Twin US$49

ATHENS SUPERIOR TRIPS & CRUISES PRE & POST: Aegean Classic Cruise & Golden Fleece Cruise POST: Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey Hotel President, 43 Kifissias Avenue, 11523, Athens. Tel: +30 210 6989 000. Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch Metro Line 3 to Panormou (approx. m8) & then it’s a short walk or taxi ride to the hotel. Stay Longer rate: Single US$170 Twin US$95 PRE & POST: Greek Island Hopping Poseidon Hotel, 72 Possidonos Avenue, 17562, Paleo Faliro, Athens. Tel: +30 210 9872 000 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch the X96 bus from outside International Airport Arrivals (approx. m4). The stop for the hotel is Edem, directly in the front of the hotel entrance. Stay Longer rate: Single US$170 Twin US$95 PRE & POST: Spotlight on Greece Zafolia Hotel, 87-89 Alexandras Avenue, 114 74, Athens. Tel: +30 210 6449 002 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch the train to Doukissis Plakentias station, where you transfer to Metro Line 3 towards Aigaleo. Exit at Ambelokipi station & follow the signs to the Panormou exit & then it’s a 10 minute walk to the hotel. Stay Longer rate: Single US$200 Twin US$110 PRE & POST: Mykonos & Island Cruising Plaka Hotel, 7 Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos Street, 10556, Athens. Tel: +30 210 3222 096 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch Metro Line 3 to Monastiraki (approx. d8) in the city center & then it’s a 5 minute walk to the hotel. Stay Longer rate: Single US$170 Twin US$95 POST: Road to Athens Center Square Hotel, 15 Aristogotonos Street, 10552, Athens. Tel: +30 210 3211 770 Stay Longer rate: Single US$170 Twin US$95 POST: Mediterranean Trail Arion Hotel, 18 Ag. Dimitriou Street, 10554, Athens. Tel: +30 210 3240 415 Stay Longer rate: Single US$170 Twin US$95

BUDGET TRIPS PRE & POST: Greek Island Adventurer Dorian Inn Hotel, 15-17 Pireos Street, 10552, Athens. Tel: +30 210 5239 782 Getting there: From Athens Airport you can catch metro line 3 to Syntagma then change on to metro line 2 to Omonia station. Exit the station and the hotel is a 2 minute walk. Stay Longer rate: Single US$129 Twin US$75

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POST: London to Athens Dorian Inn Hotel, 15-17 Pireos Street, 10552, Athens. Tel: +30 210 5239 782 Stay Longer rate: Single US$129 Twin US$75 PRE & POST: Greek Sailing Poseidon Hotel, 72 Possidonos Avenue, 17562, Paleo Faliro, Athens. Tel: +30 210 9872 000 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch the X96 bus from outside International Airport Arrivals (approx. m4). The stop for the hotel is Edem, directly in the front of the hotel entrance. Stay Longer rate: Single US$170 Twin US$95

BARCELONA POST: Amsterdam to Barcelona Novotel Cornella de Llobregat, Avinguda del Maresme 78, Ronda de Dalt exit 15, 08940, Cornella de Llobregat, Barcelona. Tel: +34 93 4747000 Stay longer rate: Single US$129 Twin US$65

BERLIN SUPERIOR TRIPS

DUBrovnik PRE: Croatian Island Hopper North Departure Point: Cruise starts from the Gruz Port, Dubrovnik at 12.00pm - look for the Contiki or Katarina Lines Representative in the port. Your vessel will have a ‘Katarina Lines &/or Contiki’ sign displayed . POST: Croatian Island Hopper South Adriatic Hotel, Masavy put 9, Dubrovnik, 20000. Tel: +385 20 433609 Getting there: From the Dubrovnik Airport take a taxi will take approximately 30 minutes to reach the hotel. Alternatively you could get a bus to the city center, and then take a local bus or taxi to Lapad where there are signs to the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single US$130 Twin US$90

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BUDAPEST SUPERIOR TRIPS POST: Berlin to Budapest and Vienna & Budapest (POST) Mercure Budapest Duna Hotel, Soroksari Ut 12, Budapest,Budapest, Hungary,1095 Getting there: Take a taxi directly from the airport approximately €25. Alternatively, take the 200E bus to Kobanya-Kispest then take metro M3 to Corvin-Negyed. The hotel is a short walk from Metro station.

CAIRO PRE & POST: Egypt & The Nile Victoria Hotel, 66 El Gomhoria Street, Cairo. Tel: +202 589 2290 or +202 589 2294 Getting there: If you have provided Contiki with your flight arrival details at least 14 days in advance, our local representative will be in the arrivals hall holding a Contiki sign. Due to different flight arrival times, you may need to wait in the airport up to 1 hour for a transfer. Stay longer rate: Single US$55 Twin US$35

COPENHAGEN Scandinavia and Scandinavia & Russia Plus (start Copenhagen) will start at The Generator Hostel Copenhagen, Adelgade 5-7, Copenhagen 1304. Tel: +45 78 775 400 Getting there: From the airport take the metro line M2 to stop Kongens Nytorv. The journey takes 15 minutes and costs approx. DKK 36 one way. The hostel is a 5 minute walk from Kongens Nytorv – the largest square in the city.

DUBLIN St. Patrick’s Day Trip Please contact Contiki for departure details. PRE & POST: Ireland POST: Scotland & Ireland Jurys Inn Parnell Street, Moore Street Plaza, Parnell Street, Dublin. Tel: +353 1 8784900 Getting there: From Dublin airport you can catch a taxi for approx. m25-m35 or the ‘Aircoach’ (approx. m7) to the O’Connell Street stop – the hotel is just around the corner. Stay longer rate: Single US$130 Twin US$75

PRE: Mediterranean Trail, Mediterranean Highlights (start Rome) POST: Italian Espresso (end Rome), Mediterranean Highlights (Start Madrid) PRE & POST: Simply Italy Please contact Contiki for details. POST: Best of Europe Please contact Contiki for details.

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Turkish Sailing Departure Point: Cruise starts from the Bodrum Harbour, Bodrum 3.30pm – please refer to your Contiki travel documents for meeting point.

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Scotland and Scotland & Ireland trips will start at Holiday Inn City West, 107 Queensferry Rd, Edinburgh, EH4 3HL. Tel: + 44 871 942 9025 Getting there: From Edinburgh airport a taxi direct to the hotel will cost approx. £12-£15.

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PRE: Berlin to Budapest, Berlin & Prague and Berlin & Prague + Vienna Ibis Berlin Messe, Messedamm 10, Berlin 14057. Tel: +49 30 303930 Getting there: From the Berlin Brandenburg Airport take the S-Bahn towards the city center. The hotel is located right next to Berlin’s ICC congress center, which has its own metro station ‘Messe Nord/ ICC’. The journey will take approximately one hour and costs approximately m3. Stay longer rate: Single US$89 Twin US$55 PRE & POST: Eastern Road Grand City Hotel Globus Berlin, Ruschestrasse 45, 10367, Berlin. Tel: +49 30 555 070 Getting there: All airports in Berlin are serviced by bus or train. Take a bus or train to the city center & take a taxi to the hotel, or change on to the U-Bahn (Line U5 – approx. m3). The hotel is a short walk from Magdalenenstrasse station. Stay longer rate: Single US$105 Twin US$59 PRE & POST: Scandinavia & Russia Plus (end Berlin) POST: Russia Plus (end Berlin) PLUS Berlin Hostel, Warschauer Platz 6-8, 10245, Berlin. Tel: +49 30 2123 8501 Getting there: All airports in Berlin are serviced by bus or train. Take a bus or train to the city center & take a taxi to the hostel, or change on to the S-Bahn (Line S3, S5, S7, S9 or S75 – approx. m3). The hostel is a short walk from Warschauer Strasse station. Stay longer rate: Single US$105 Twin US$69 Quad US$50

Stay Longer rate: Single US$109 Twin US$59 European Spirit will start at Ibis Budget Hotel Paris Porte de Montmartre – details as above.

PRE: Russia Plus (start Helsinki) POST: Scandinavia (end Helsinki) Cumulus Airport Hotel, Robert Huberintie, 6 Vantaa, Helsinki 01510. Tel: +358 9415 75100 Getting there: There is a free shuttle from the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single US$115 Twin US$59

ISTANBUL Anzac Classic & Anzac Odyssey Please contact Contiki for departure details. PRE: Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey Green Anka Hotel, Molla Şeref Mh., Fındıkzade Sokak 4, 34270, Istanbul. Tel: +90 212 631 17 21 Getting there: A taxi from Istanbul Ataturk airport costs approx. 45TL (approx. m20) Stay longer rate: Single US$115 Twin US$65

All trips that start in London depart from the Royal National Hotel where you’ll also find the Contiki Basement. For further details, a map, plus stay longer options in London see p.112

MADRID PRE: Mediterranean Highlights (start Madrid) PRE & POST: Spanish Spree Tryp Charmartin Hotel, Calle Mauricio Ravel 10, 28046, Madrid, Spain. Tel: +34 91 7333400 Getting there: From Madrid airport take a taxi directly to the hotel for approx. m30. Alternatively, catch the Metro Line 8 from the airport into the city, change at Nuevos Ministerios onto Metro Line 10 & travel to Chamartin station (approx. m6). The hotel is across the road from the station. Stay longer rate: Single US$115 Twin US$60 POST: Mediterranean Highlights (start Rome) Novotel Puente de la Paz, Calle Albacete 1, 28027, Madrid, Spain. Tel: +34 917 24 76 00 Getting there: From Madrid airport take a taxi directly to the hotel for approx. m30. Alternatively, catch the Metro Line 8 from the airport into the city. Change on to metro line 4 at Mar de Cristal (direction Arguelles), then change again at Avenida de America onto metro line 7 (direction Hospital del Henares). Exit at Parque de las Avenidas station which is a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single US$119 Twin US$69

PARIS SUPERIOR TRIPS PRE: European Vista, European Panorama, European Explorer & Road to Athens (start Paris) POST: European Magic, European Discovery, European Encounter, European Impressions & European Inspiration (end Paris) Please contact Contiki for details. PRE: Best of Europe (start Paris) Courtyard Marriott Paris Arcueil, 6 Avenue President Salvadore Allende, 94110, Arcueil, Paris. Tel: +33 1 770 12121 Getting There: From Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) or Orly airports, catch the RER B train to Laplace station. From there the hotel is a short walk away. Stay longer rate: Single US$190 Twin US$99

BUDGET TRIPS PRE: European Highlights, European Experience, European Spirit, European Escapade, European Contrasts, European Adventurer, Ultimate European & London to Athens (start Paris) POST: European Horizon, European Whirl, European Trail, Trail to London & Western Rocker (end Paris) Ibis Budget Hotel Paris Porte de Montmartre, 45 Rue du Docteur Babinski, 75018, Paris. Tel: +33 8 926 83126 Getting there: From Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) or Orly airports, catch the RER B train to Gare du Nord station & then a taxi to the hotel (approx. m10). Alternatively make your way to the closest Metro stop of Porte de Saint-Ouen (Line 13, direction SaintDenis – Université) & the hotel is a short walk from there.

Western Rocker Please contact Contiki for departure details.

PRE & POST: Croatian Island Cruising PRE: Croatian Island Hopper South POST: Croatian Island Hopper North Hotel Bellevue, Bana Josipa Jelacica 2, 21000, Split. Tel: +385 21 345 644 Getting There: An airport bus service runs from Split airport to Obala Lazareta, on the edge of Split’s old town (cost approx. 30kn/m4). From there, the hotel is a short walk away. Alternatively, catch a taxi from the airport directly to the hotel (approx. 350kn/m45). Stay longer rate: Single US$159 Twin & Twin-share US$100 Departure point: Cruise departs from Split port at 12:00pm – look for the Contiki or Katarina Lines representative on the port. There are many small hotels & pensions located in Split & near to the port – search the web for options, or call Contiki for details of hotels we offer.

ST. petersburg Best of Russia Please contact Contiki for departure details.

STOCKHOLM Russia Plus (start Stockholm) & Scandinavia (end Stockholm) Scandic Upplands Vasby, Hotellvägen 1, 194 35, Upplands Väsby Stockholm. Tel: +46 8 517 355 00 Getting there: From Stockholm Arlanda Airport, taxis are available to take you directly to the hotel. The 10km journey normally takes around 10 minutes, & costs approximately 260SEK.

VENICE POST: Italian Espresso (end Venice) ends at Villa Pace Park Hotel Bolognese, Via Terraglio 175, Preganziol, Veneto, 31100. Tel: +39 0422 490390 Stay longer rate: Single US$85 Twin US$59

VIENNA Vienna & Budapest will start at Hotel Bellevue, Althanstrasse 5, 1091, Vienna. Tel: +43 1 313 480 Getting there: Take a taxi directly from the airport for approximately m30. Alternatively catch the City Airport Train (approx. m9) to station Wien-Mitte, then take the U-Bahn (Line U4 - approx. m2) to Friedensbrücke. From there the hotel is a short walk away. PRE: Eastern Trail & Trail to London POST: Eastern Rocker Wombats Hostel, Arangasse 6, Vienna A1150. Tel: +43 1 897 2336 Getting there: From the Vienna International Airport take the shuttle bus to Westbahnhof (m8, buy ticket from driver). Alternatively, take the S-Bahn to Wien Mitte and subway U3 to Westbahnhof from there (same ticket valid for both, m3.60). From Westbahnhof walk along Mariahilfer Straße until no. 152 (corner Rosinagasse), turn right into Rosinagasse. The hostel is located on Grangasse - the second street on the left. Stay longer rate: Single US$99 Twin US$55

WARSAW POST: Eastern Road Ibis Centrum, Al. Solidarnosci 165, Warsaw 00-876 Tel: +48 22520 3000 Stay longer rate: Single US$79 Twin US$45

Note: • Rates are per person per night including continental breakfast (except London) & have private facilities. • Rooms are available for a maximum of 2 consecutive nights in most hotels. • Full payment is required 45 days before arrival. Cancellation within 14 days of arrival date incurs 100% cancellation fee. Any amendments incur a charge of US$30. • Rates only apply to Contiki clients booking extra accommodation directly before &/or after their trip. • If two people want to share a room - booking must be made at the same time. Solo travelers must book a single room in all cities - except London, Split & Berlin where you can book a twin/triple/quad-share room & we can match you up to a same sex room-mate. • All hotels are subject to availability & where necessary, we may provide an alternative on your arrival.

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QUESTION? QUE Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know:

What’s included? • Coach, train, air transfers & ferry transport as specified. • Accommodations, breakfast, lunch & evening meals as detailed under ‘What’s Included’ on trip pages & the Backstage Pass includes section. • Sightseeing as detailed on p.16-17 & in the itineraries on the trip pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced team as detailed on p.14-15 & on trip pages. Some general definitions of words we use in our descriptions: • VISIT - Contiki will take you into the venue or site and entrance fees, if required, are included in the cost of your trip. • VIEW - Witness some of Europe’s most amazing locations and have an opportunity to take pictures during a brief stop. Entrance fees, if required, are not included. • SEE - Traveling from city to city, we will pass by some stunning scenery and historical sites. We don’t have time to stop at each one, but you will be able to say you’ve seen it!

What’s not included? • Personal expense money. • Visas, personal insurance, medical fees. • Sightseeing, visits & entrance fees other than those specified on trip pages. • Whitewater rafting, gondola rides, etc. • All other meals not specified under “What’s Included”. • Anything else not listed in the “What’s Included” section on itinerary pages .

included flights Flights as specified on individual tour itineraries are included as part of the price. As detailed within our Booking Conditions (p.119) under ‘General’ we rely on international conventions regarding air travel & other transportation as specified. Through enrolment & payment for your tour you acknowledge & accept such. Individual electronic tickets may not be issued to you prior to travel due to the group nature of the air/fl ight booking. In such circumstances you acknowledge that by receipt of any applicable boarding pass &/or by boarding the aircraft you have accepted the airlines terms & conditions of travel & the application of all relevant International Conventions & applicable national & international law governing air transportation.

Where will I stay? SUPERIOR TRIPS: Accommodations are in superior tourist class hotels, ships & trains. These are described on p.30-31 & on individual trip pages. On trains in Egypt, two people share a two-berth couchette & facilities are shared. Other train journeys are as detailed in individual itineraries. On overnight ferries, trips are provided with allocated seating on deck.

Depending on the numbers & configuration on your trip, availability of singles can sometimes be limited in some locations. On certain occasions, alternative hotels to those listed in this brochure may be used. Whilst it is our intention to use hotels of a similar standard & location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. Twin-share means 2 people sharing, either traveling together or as a twin-share same sex room match. Triple-share means 3 people sharing, either traveling together or as a triple-share same sex room match.

BUDGET TRIPS: Your accommodations are a combination of cabins in Contiki Villages, hostels, hotels, guest houses & Special Stopovers depending on the type of trip you select. Refer to p.80-83 & individual trip pages for details. On overnight ferries, trips are provided with allocated seating on deck. On certain occasions alternative accommodations to those listed in this brochure may be used. Whilst it is our intention to use accommodations of a similar standard & location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. • Special Stopover accommodations are a combination of twin & quad-share but never more than 4 people sharing. You must bring your own towel. Stopovers are NOT hotels & you will be asked to assist with serving meals & washing up. All stopovers have hot water, showers & a bar, some have clothes washing facilities. • Contiki Villages provide accommodations in cabins, in Europe’s best campsites each with private facilities. You must bring your own towel. You will be asked to assist with various tasks such as serving meals & washing up on a couple of occasions.

CRUISES: Refer to p.70-71 for details of accommodations on the Louis Hellenic Cruise ships, p.73-75 for details of accommodations on Croatian Island Cruising, p.72 for Turkish Sailing & p.96-97 for Greek Sailing trips. Cruise companies reserve the right to change itinerary & ports due to poor weather.

SKI & BOARD VACATIONS: Both our ski & board packages stay at our Contiki Special Stopover, our Austrian Gasthof. Refer to p.107 for details.

FESTIVALS: Some trips offer ‘multi-share’ accomodation. These rooms maybe for up to 8 people with shared facilities & at times may be mixed gender.

Will I get more information? Upon receipt of final payment, your tour documentation will be released 45 days prior to your departure. Make sure you visit contiki.com for our travelers guide. It’s packed full of essential info for your vacation. You’ll also receive a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including full details & costs of all optional activities available on your tour. Your free Contiki document wallet* & luggage tag will be sent to you with your travel documents. The wallet is a safe

place for your tickets & passport. * Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

How much money do I need? You should be able to use debit & credit cards for most items. You’ll need to allow enough money to cover meals where not included (breakfast, lunch & dinner), souvenirs, shopping, drinks, ME Time optional excursions & activities, entrance fees to attractions & evening entertainment. It is advisable to start your trip with some cash in local currencies such as Euro, Swiss Franc & Great British Pounds.

me time Optional Activities WHEN DO I CHOOSE? Optionals are arranged & paid for on tour. By leaving the final decisions until then you can choose at the same time as your new friends. You’ll get great value as we get you great rates & your Tour Manager can offer personal advice. Some activities are seasonal & weather dependent as well.

HOW DO I PAY? Payment for your ME Time optionals is made direct to your Tour Manager on your trip. You can choose to pay in cash (local currency) or by credit or debit card as long as they have a PIN attached. Using a credit or debit card is convenient, and can save you money on withdrawal fees & poor exchange rates! You can pay using most credit & debit cards like Visa, Mastercard & AMEX. It’s a good idea to let your bank know you’re traveling & check if there is a daily transaction limit, so you always have access to money when you need it. Note: In a few destinations we cannot accept credit card payment, like the UK, Croatia, Russia & Turkey. Ask your Tour Manager for details when you start your trip.

& is published in good faith (this includes contiki. com & our e-brochures). Sometimes, because of circumstances outside our control, we have to alter some activities due to seasonal closing or repairs to buildings, etc., especially early or late in the season. If this happens, alternatives will be arranged.

no MANDATORY tipping - reward only excellence! Every country in the world has different tipping policies & in Europe, within service industries, tipping is common practice. Tipping is totally optional & only given if you feel the service has exceeded your expectations. If you think your Contiki Team have done an exceptional job then you may wish to tip them. This is entirely discretionary – it’s completely up to you. No mandatory tipping - reward only excellence!

Booking Security Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962 & is a member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). USTOA includes all the major tour operators who are financially bonded for your security & who maintain the highest standards. Contiki is also a member of the National Tour Association (NTA) & the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). With the guarantees of these organizations, you know your vacation & money are secure with Contiki.

Online check-in It is strongly recommended that you check in to your trip prior to departure at contiki.com/checkin. Checking in will you save time on your first day of the trip, give you essential information & also ensure that Contiki can contact you in the unlikely event of any changes to your trip due to matters out of our control. For more information on how to get more before & after your trip see p.24.

Past traveler 5% discount

How much luggage can I bring?

Eligibility for this discount is based on clients having booked & traveled with Contiki (or one of our Travel Corporation sister brands, visit www.thetravelcorporation.com for details) within 5 years of their last trip. Clients must have completed a trip before they can redeem the discount on a subsequent trip booking. Only one discount can be redeemed per past traveler annually. A deposit must be received before the discount can be applied to the booking. It is not available on pre & post-trip accommodations rates & other selected products. The discount applies to brochured prices only & cannot be combined with any nonbrochured special market promotions.

On our trips, luggage is restricted to a maximum suitcase size of 29” x 20” x 10” (73cm x 50cm x 25cm) & maximum weight of 44lbs (20kg) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger & heavier suitcases on tour. On Budget trips, you’ll need a towel, unless otherwise indicated. On Ski vacations you may bring one pair of ski boots & skis or a snowboard. Any luggage over the restricted size or amount can be stored with Contiki in London at a small charge. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk & baggage insurance is strongly recommended.

Brochure authenticity We have put a great deal of effort into producing this brochure. The information given & literature produced by Contiki has been compiled with care

Do I need vaccinations? At the time this brochure went to press (October, 2013), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up-to-date information with your travel agent prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines, antibiotics.

Do I need visas? Please read carefully. Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries included in your trip. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Contiki are not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Consult your travel agent to determine which visas you require & how to obtain them.

SCHENGEN VISAS The majority of our trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries – eg. Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand – can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to

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obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. Schengen visas can be issued for single entry or multiple entries. If your trip travels outside of the Schengen area at any point you will require a multiple entry visa. The trips that require multiple entry Schengen visas are listed below: Road to Athens plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise, Spanish Spree, Mediterranean Trail plus 3 Day Greek Island Cruise, Mykonos & Island Cruising, Spotlight on Greece plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise, Spotlight on Greece plus 7 day Greek Island Cruise, Aegean Classic Cruise, Golden Fleece Cruise, European Spirit, European Trail, Eastern Rocker, Trail to Rome, Trail to London, Ultimate European, Scandinavia & Russia Plus, Scandinavia (end Stockholm), Scandinavia (end Helsinki), Russia Plus (start Stockholm) & Russia Plus (start Helsinki).

VISAS FOR NON-SCHENGEN COUNTRIES Some of our trips also visit countries that are not covered by the Schengen Agreement. You may require visas for countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Egypt, Russia, Belarus & Turkey. Depending on your nationality it may be possible to obtain visas for Egypt upon arrival – you should check before you depart for your trip.

IMPORTANT 1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged. 2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience. 3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent before you leave home. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details. 4. Contiki will provide you with visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

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Travel insurance

Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan

Cancellation, unexpected medical expenses, injuries, theft, lost luggage or money can significantly disrupt & ruin your vacation. Contiki very strongly recommends that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, evacuation & repatriation expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money & public liability before you travel. In some instances, you may not be accepted on a Contiki vacation unless you have arranged satisfactory insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages & remedies against us arising from your participation in your vacation. Contiki offers a comprehensive package that can be tailor made to your vacation. A brief description of this coverage is outlined to the right. For insurance details, please speak to your travel agent when you are booking your trip.

PROVIDING YOU WITH “ANY REASON” CANCELLATION FLEXIBILITY AND PEACE OF MIND WHILE YOU TRAVEL: Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan – designed exclusively with the following: Priced at: Trips up to $2,000: $129 per person. Trips $2,001 or greater: $169 per person. Trips of 35 days or longer are subject to different pricing. Consult your Contiki Specialist for more details 1-800-CONTIKI. Note: prices are subject to change without notice

Photography credits Photos courtesy of © Fly2 p.18 Paragliding. Photos courtesy of © CauseCentric Productions p.46-47. Photos courtesy of © CauseCentric Productions p.118 Céline Cousteau. Photos courtesy of © Titlis Roatair & Engleberg Titlis, Mount Titlis Hotel p.30 Hotel Exterior. Photos courtesy of © Himmelrich Hotel Kriens Lucerne p.31 Hotel Exterior. Photos courtesy of © Lucerne Tourist Board p.33 Lion Monument. Photos courtesy of © Lawrence Chan p.63 Tapas, Dancers, p.57 Soup, p.75 Greek flag, p.67 Strudel. Photos courtesy of © Louis Hellenic p.70 Cruise liner If you want to put yourself forward for one of our photoshoots in the future, just email contikiholidaysphotography@gmail.com with a bit of info about yourself, a few photos & who knows, next year it could be you!

SECTION I: TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION Provided by Contiki Vacations* Trip Cancellation: Up to Total Trip Cost. Reimburses the nonrefundable Contiki Vacations cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion, or an immediate family member. Other reasons for cancellation include Common Carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan description. The Contiki Vacations “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver**. With the Contiki Vacations “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, Contiki Vacations will provide you with 100% of the cancellation charges in the form of a future travel credit certificate, should you cancel your tour more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement under the Trip Cancellation section of the Travel Protection Plan. Cancellation charges are reimbursed in the form of Contiki Vacations Travel Certificates allowing you a two year credit to travel with us at a later date! Please note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, you must enroll and pay for the plan within two days of your initial trip deposit. The certificate is valid for two years, is non-transferable and non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not include airfare cancellation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Contiki Vacations. Trip Interruption: Up to Total Trip Cost Trip Delay: Up to $1,000 ($150/day) SECTION II: TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS Underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company*** Baggage Protection: Up to $2,500 Bag Delay: Up to $500 Medical & Dental Expenses: Up to $50,000 Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to $50,000

SECTION III: EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE SERVICES Provided by On Call International While the above is not a complete description – a full plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you – we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, BerkelyCare, at 1-866-580-4871. You may also view the plan at http://www.berkely.net/travcorp/ctp/faq.htm The Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan is provided in addition to other applicable indemnity or insurance programs, where permitted by law and shall apply only after benefits have been paid. * For NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection (Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio. ** For NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan. Contact 1-877-722-2195 for details. *** Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911064H0000A-U are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, CT, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OR, OH, VT, WA and WY Policy Forms TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. This plan was designed and is administered by BerkelyCareSM. IN CALIFORNIA: BerkelyCareSM is a service mark of Aon Direct Insurance Administrators, CA Insurance License # 0795465. IN ALL OTHER STATES: BerkelyCareSM is a division of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. in all states other than CA, except: AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. in MN and OK and AIS Affinity Insurance Agency in NY. 5864684A

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CONTIKI We travel to experience the wonders that our world has to offer. we’re committed to ensuring they remain for generations to come. There are a bunch of ways that you can help. Learn more at: contiki.Com/contikicares/you

CONTIKI

OCEANS

Oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface & they form the largest habitat on the planet supporting the greatest variety of life.

the TREADRIGHT FOUNDATION We’re founding partners of the TreadRight Foundation Contiki believes that we have a responsibility to create memorable travel experiences without putting tourism destinations at risk & there’s much more to that than just words on paper.

We support Marine conservation through our projects around the world, including the Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program (MAR) which provides seed funding to young environmentalists in their hands-on work protecting the world’s second largest barrier reef.

TreadRight guides Contiki on all things sustainable - from helping us choose which global projects to support, to working with our operators, to supporting our very engaged global team & educating travelers on sustainable practices. While Contiki continues to strive to increase our sustainability efforts, we know there is much more we can do, and that’s where TreadRight comes in. To learn more about TreadRight, their projects & where they’ve

CARES Meet CÉline Cousteau, our Sustainability Partner Find out more about Contiki’s Oceans projects on p.46-47 & p.79

donated more than 2million USD to date, plus for great tips on how to be a responsible traveler visit www.treadright.org.

RECYCLING Contiki, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled paper for the body of our brochures. Some of the positive impacts of this include saving more than 54,000* trees per year & reducing landfill waste that produces harmful greenhouse gases. In addition, the paper used is

OUR COACHES We want you to see the world. But we also want to look after it. Coach travel has been proven to reduce congestion & cause less pollution per passenger mile

rated “Excellent” by the World Wildlife Federation’s (WWF) environmental benchmarking tool. We are proud to commit to using one of the most environmentally friendly coated recycled papers on Planet Earth. *Calculations based on data from the Environmental Defense Network

than any other transportation option. Contiki’s coach fleet is among the most efficient in Europe & complies with EU emissions standards V & VI. The Travel Corporation participates in Smart Move, an initiative promoting the greater use of coaches worldwide & possible reductions of CO2 emissions by at least 50 million tonnes per year as a result.

CARBON EMISSIONS GRID Method of travel Car Air Rail Coach

Kg of CO2 per passenger mile 0.304295 kgs 0.30811 kgs 0.0785 kgs 0.0462 kgs

Source DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Greenhouse Gas (ghg) conversion factors 2013. ** Car assumes national UK average of 1.5 people per car. *** Assumes average of 36 passengers.

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BOOKING

CONDITIONS COND

Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below.

Our Responsibilities 1. YOUR VACATION RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected vacation. A contract is only made between you and us upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE a) Tour Prices: Are based on costs, tariffs, taxes, charges, levies and exchange rates as of July 31st, 2013. Should these change, the price of your vacation may increase. If the total price increases by more than 10%, you may cancel, without penalty, within 3 DAYS after we notify you of the increase. Except as explained below, we will not increase the price of your land vacation after we receive your full deposit for your land vacation. In exchange for this guarantee, no refund will be made if the cost factors described above are reduced. We reserve the right to recover from any increases in cruise line imposed fuel surcharges and in taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or its agencies. b) Airline Fuel Surcharges, Air-related Taxes, Fees & Restrictions, & Levies Imposed by any Government or its Agencies: As noted above, all quoted land and air prices include airline fuel surcharges and Air-Related Taxes and Fees, applicable as of July 31st, 2013. However, if the customer is notified of the potential for a price increase and we have received the customer’s written or verbal consent prior to accepting any payment, we reserve the right to recover from any increases in those surcharges. Any additional fees charged by the airlines, such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the passenger(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. See www.contiki.com/restrictions for details. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR VACATION 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 If a cancellation is made any time prior to the tour departure*, Contiki’s only liability will be to refund the passenger the amount it has received for the booking. Contiki will try and re-book the same or a similar tour and, where flights have been confirmed by Contiki, will attempt to confirm air seats for the new date selected, subject to availability. Contiki is not liable for any changes, amendment or cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements purchased separately. 3.3 If an alternative tour is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki vacation without payment of any transfer fee. *Please Note: The departure date constitutes the date indicated on Contiki’s invoice. If you do not join the tour on the day of departure then cancellation fees will be 100%. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure. 4. VACATION DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (October, 2013) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available, especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 With respect to Contiki’s touring program Contiki will do our best, at our discretion, to select accommodations, sightseeing tours and transportation to give you good value for your money. 4.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations. 4.4 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will assume any responsibility or liability if clients special meal requests are not fulfilled. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Contiki is responsible for properly arranging and conducting your vacation. 5.2 As a Tour Operator, Contiki makes arrangements with carriers, hoteliers and other independent suppliers to provide you with some or all of the travel services you purchase. These parties are independent suppliers over whom Contiki has no direct control. Unless caused by its own negligence, Contiki is not responsible for and accepts no liability in respect of any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of: a) personal injury, sickness, disease, accident or death, however caused, including without limitation, where same results from your conduct on vacation. b) loss or damage to or delay of baggage or other property unless resulting from Contiki’s negligence in which case Contiki’s liability shall be limited to the actual loss but in no event would exceed the total vacation cost; c) delays and loss as a result of government action, weather, mechanical breakdown, equipment failure, labor disputes, sickness, acts of war, insurrection, terrorism, Acts of God or any other causes beyond Contiki’s direct control. Contiki cannot be responsible for interruption of air carrier service due to airline default. d) acts or omissions, whether negligent or otherwise, of suppliers of services or their personnel (including, without limitation, transportation and accommodation services) or of any other person or body unless such a person or body is employed by us, or is an agent of ours, and is acting within the scope of his or her authority. In no event is Contiki liable for the acts or omissions of independent third party contractors or of its own employees or agents acting outside the scope of their duties. e) loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from any of the following: (i) any matter or topic described in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) inclusive above. (ii) your failure to obtain the necessary documentation to travel. (iii) your failure to arrive on time for initial departure or for connections within the tour or to stay within or join your tour at any time after initial departure. (iv) your leaving the tour prior to its completion. (v) the need for Contiki to change itineraries or substitute accommodations or services, provided that Contiki makes every effort to supply the most comparable services and accommodations available. (vi) cancellation of the vacation by Contiki provided that a full refund of all monies paid is made to you. (vii) Many of our activities are action and adventure orientated. Sports and similar activities inherently involve risks of injury greater than those that would be encountered if you were not participating in such, and therefore, by voluntarily taking part in any sports or other such activities, you thereby acknowledge and assume any of the risks inherent therein. In the absence of negligence on our part, or on the part of our agents and representatives, neither we nor they accept any responsibility for, and shall not be liable for, any injury, illness, damage, loss, accident, expense, delay or any other irregularity resulting from your participation in any of the activities made available to you. (viii) We take every reasonable precaution possible to assure your comfort, safety, and enjoyment while you are taking part in a Contiki vacation. Contiki vacations are generally for the young, and not for the frail or those not generally enjoying good health. A change of climate, food, time and varied cultural habits often affects travelers differently. We therefore recommend

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that you advise your doctor that you are taking one of our vacations and ask if he or she recommends anything for your trip, even for something as seemingly benign as an upset stomach. Since the brands of any medication to which you are accustomed may be unavailable in places to which you are traveling, we recommend you bring your own supply of any medication you will require and carry such medication in your hand luggage. Prescription drugs should be carried in the original labeled bottles. Should you fall ill during your Contiki vacation, we will make every reasonable effort to make prompt, sanitary, safe and proper medical care available to you. However, if at anytime or anywhere treatments of any sort are suggested to you that do not meet your needs or expectations, you should not hesitate to contact your own doctor. Also, please note that the same sorts of activities that can expose you to certain types of diseases at home can just as easily expose you to those same diseases abroad. This information is provided only for your convenience and we are not responsible or liable for any damages resulting from your failure to confirm or ascertain health information or medical precaution, if any, for the places which you will be visiting. (ix) Contiki is responsible for taking care to arrange and conduct your vacation properly. With you in mind, we have accepted applications from and interviewed numerous potential employees, and then we select only those people whom we believe in our best judgement would be responsible and congenial, Tour Managers, Representatives and Drivers. Although we firmly believe, based on personal interviews and certain disclosures made to us by our employees, that all of our employees enjoy excellent health, we, like other tour operators, are legally unable to confirm this in most, if not all, instances.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR VACATION 1.1 In order to reserve your vacation, a deposit of US$200, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that vacation. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the vacation price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. If paying by a third-party credit card your Contiki specialist will provide you a third-party authorization form that must be completely filled out and received by Contiki before payment can be received. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non-transferable, non-refundable deposit of US$200 per person for the first tour booked and then a deposit of US$200 for second and subsequent tours booked at the time of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 To reserve your airfare, a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of US$350 per person is required at time of booking. Once your airfare is confirmed and Contiki has received your air and land deposit, your airinclusive price is guaranteed. Contiki reserves the right to issue your ticket based upon receipt of your land and air deposit. Any subsequent changes and/or revisions to your airline reservation after receipt of your deposit is subject to revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancellation fees. These fees are a minimum of $350, and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the vacation price must be paid by no later than 45 days before your scheduled vacation departure date which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. 2.2 Air Payment: Payment in full for your airfare booked in conjunction with your Contiki vacation may be required at time of booking. The Department of Transportation now requires Contiki to inform you of the following conditions. The package price is subject to change until it has been paid in full. When this happens, it is usually the result of increases in fuel surcharges and or government taxes. You must consent to the possibility that, until you pay for your package in full, your price could go up. Once you have paid in full we would only pass along increases in government taxes if applicable at that time. You have 7 days from receipt of the first invoice to revoke your consent and request a refund, at which time we would cancel your booking. 2.3 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled and cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.4 Tickets and other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by Contiki. 2.5 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure, the full cost of the vacation will be payable immediately on booking. Documents can be emailed to the passenger at no additional charge or passenger can pay a $35.00 expedited shipping fee for physical documents. 2.6 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 2.7 Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to tour departure* (providing full payment has been received). However, if travel documents are required the next day or earlier than 21 days prior to departure* (providing full payment has been received), a fee of $35 per mailing will apply. Bookings made and/or payments received within 30 days of departure* incur a $35 per mailing document delivery fee. Any documents delivered outside the USA will incur a minimum fee of $50. The actual cost will be advised at time of booking. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 If notice of cancellation is received by Contiki 46 days or more prior to tour departure*, the non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection. 3.2 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Contiki. 3.3 The following scale of charges will apply when notice of cancellation is given after booking is confirmed: COACH TOURS (LAND ONLY) No. of days prior to Cancellation Fee tour departure* as a % of the total land price. No. of days prior to Cancellation Fee Tour departure* as % of the total land fee 46 days or more: .............................................. The non-refundable deposit 45-22 days: ........................................................................ 25% of tour fare 21-8 days: .......................................................................... 30% of tour fare 7-1 days: ............................................................................ 50% of tour fare Day of departure*/No show: .................................................................100% Extra night hotel accommodations that are cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur 100% cancellation fee, outside 14 days the following fees will be charged: 45-22 days .............................................................................................25% 21-15 days .............................................................................................30% AIR ARRANGEMENTS These cancellation charges apply for airline arrangements made by Contiki: Prior to final payment a service fee of - $50 per person After final payment a service fee of - $75 per person plus any airline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your tour or resort booking, such as pre- and post-accommodations and transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. 3.6 Please note that Contiki is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from the air and land included package. * Please note: the departure date constitutes the date indicated on Contiki’s confirmation

4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternative departure date or you wish to change to a different Contiki vacation, you may do so subject to availability and provided the new vacation date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of US$30 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Any alterations risk the loss of air space or increased airfares. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation of air and all normal air cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary within 45 days of tour departure will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value in which case a US$30 per person amendment fee will be charged. 5. VACATION DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodations, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Contiki’s vacations are specifically planned for those in the 18-35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities on a Contiki tour are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding the age groups, you should discuss this thoroughly with Contiki staff pers