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How to book

Asia (available online only)

Australia & Europe New Zealand Winter

Call Contiki or visit your travel agent Contiki Holidays (Canada) Limited 33 Kern Road Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3B 1S9 Tel: (416) 932 9377 Web: contiki.com

• Your travel agent will confirm by phone with the local Contiki office that there’s space on the tour you’ve chosen. At the same time, your travel agent can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your tour, see page 130. • At the time of booking, you must pay to your travel agent a non-refundable deposit of C$200 per person per tour which must be sent to Contiki within 7 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent.

Call our Contiki experts at our Reservations Center 6 days a week. Reservations Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm (EST) and Sat 10am-4pm (EST) Tel: 1 800 268 1835 (416) 932 9449 Fax: (416) 932 1147 TICO Registration: Wholesale #2058256 Retail #2759979 • You must pay the balance of your holiday fare to Contiki through your travel agent not less than 45 days before the departure, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure. • We will then send to your travel agent your travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. Travel Agents can also book online at www.contiki.com.

• Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send your travel agent confirmation of the details of the booking.

IMPORTANT By paying the C$200 deposit per person per tour to your travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on page 131, which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

Special interest groups

If you’re looking for something completely different our Special Interest Groups Departments in Europe, America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand have been helping those with specific group travel requirements for years! School and university trips, choirs, wine tours, Grand Prix, ski tours - you name it we’ve done it!

From supplying competitive quotations to helping you plan the best itinerary right down to the last detail, our worldwide team of experts is able to arrange a custom designed holiday or incentive trip to suit your particular requirements. Call your travel agent or nearest Contiki office – you’ll be surprised at how we can make it happen.

Group bookings

If you’re planning to organise a group to Europe, America, Asia, Australia or New Zealand, why not take a close look at the wide variety of tours detailed in any of our Contiki brochures. It is more than likely that one (or more!) of the itineraries will fit in perfectly

with your requirements. As long as everyone on your group is 18 – 35, any date can be reserved exclusively for your group at special, reduced rates – perhaps even a free trip for yourself!!

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Contiki Holidays is a division of the familyowned The Leading Travel Companies, and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability.

Contiki is represented in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Bermuda. © Copyright 2009. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA. Please don’t throw this brochure away, we encourage you to either pass it on to a friend or place it in a paper recycling bin.

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“By the second day, you’re having such a good time that you forget you only met everyone the day before. ”


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See Europe. The French Riviera. St Peter’s Basilica.The Brandenburg Gate. And a market that only the locals know about (second right, in the square). Share Europe. Meet 18-35 year olds from all over the world. Make friends for a month, and know them forever. Love Europe. We’re a family-owned business and we’ve been travelling the world since 1962.We’ll never stop. It’s always different. It’s always fun. It’s always an adventure. That’s the Contiki spirit.

See more, explore more at contiki.com/contiki-experience


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What’s inside This brochure may be big, but we’ve made it nice and easy to navigate. 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12-13 14-15 16-17 18 19 20 21 22 23

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Intro to Contiki Ways to travel (that’s where you are right now) Why Contiki? Uniquely Contiki What’s included in your tour Explore More & optional activities On the road with the Contiki crew On the road accommodation Rate your dollar Real value. Cool deals. Our air partners Going green… London calling Festivals and Events

Superior tours

Choose from 2 types of tours, both provide comfortable hotels at a great price. Multi-country tours Visit many different destinations with different tour lengths to choose from. Tours cover over 20 countries, with most tours starting & finishing in London. See opposite for a full list or find out more on pages 24-27. Superior In-depth tours Explore 1, 2 or 3 countries in-depth, staying in some places for up to 3 nights. Great for when you’re short on time. Start & end cities for these tours vary across Europe. See opposite for a full list or find out more on pages 24-27.

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the next? Like to mix it up? Keep it simple one night & a little more spectacular , cabins from hing everyt in Budget tours give you a chance to stay hostels to hotels & even a 16th century French chateau. See opposite for a full list or find out more on pages 96-99.

Winter tours & Festivals / Events

We’ve got special event tours like Oktoberfest. your tour. Add a stop at one of many European music festivals before or after the snow. in e Europ see & s crowd Or book one of our winter tours to beat the pages on tours See opposite for a full list or find out more about our winter 92-95 & festivals/events on pages 124-127. Questions Answered… Want to stay longer? Booking Conditions


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IRELAND Page From Days 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1175 . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

EUROPEAN MAGIC Page From Days 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1399 . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-29

SCOTLAND Page From Days 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$879 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

A AMSTERDAM to BARCELON Page From Days 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$2059 . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-31

EUROPEAN VISTA Page From Days 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$2819 . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-45

EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS Page From Days 03 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1975 . . . . . . . . . .102-1

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EUROPEAN WHIRL Page From Days 05 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$2489 . . . . . . . . . .104-1

EASTERN ROAD Page From Days 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1855 . . . . . . . . . . .74-75

EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE Page From Days 07 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$2719 . . . . . . . . . .106-1

M LONDON, PARIS & AMSTERDA Page From Days 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1489 . . . . . . . . . . .57

SCANDINAVIA Page From Days 10 / 12 . . . . . . . . .C$1815 . . . . . . . . . . .76-77

EUROPEAN SPIRIT Page From Days 09 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$2969 . . . . . . . . . .108-1

LONDON, PARIS & ROME Page From Days 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1645 . . . . . . . . . . .57

SCANDINAVIA & RUSSIA Page From Days 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$4055 . . . . . . . . . . .78-79

EUROPEAN ESCAPADE Page From Days 11 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$3409 . . . . . . . . . .110-1

SIMPLY ITALY Page From Days 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1675 . . . . . . . . . . .58-59

RUSSIA Page From Days 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$2315 . . . . . . . . . . .80-81

EUROPEAN CONTRASTS Page From Days 13 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$4019 . . . . . . . . . .112-1

ITALIAN ESPRESSO Page From Days 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1165 . . . . . . . . . . .60-61

CROATIAN ISLAND CRUISING Page From Days 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$835 . . . . . . . . . . . . .82-83

EUROPEAN ADVENTURER Page From Days 16 39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$5269 . . . . . . . . . .114-1

MEDITERRANEAN TRAIL Page From Days 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1719 . . . . . . . . . . .62

GREEK ISLAND HOPPING Page From Days 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$2049 . . . . . . . . . . .84-85

LONDON to ATHENS Page From Days 18 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$3149 . . . . . . . . . .117-1

MEDITERRANEAN TRAIL plus GREEK ISLAND CRUISES Page From Days 14 / 18 . . . . . . . . .C$2049 . . . . . . . . . . .63

SPOTLIGHT ON GREECE & CRUISING Page From Days 5 / 9 / 13 . . . . . .C$795 . . . . . . . . . . . . .86-87

LONDON to ATHENS plus GREEK ISLAND HOPPING Page From Days 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$4389 . . . . . . . . . . . . .119

TS MEDITERRANEAN HIGHLIGH Page From Days 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1809 . . . . . . . . . . .64-65

AEGEAN CLASSIC & GOLDEN FLEECE CRUISES Page From Days 7 / 10 . . . . . . . . . . .C$685 . . . . . . . . . . . . .88-89

EUROPEAN PANORAMA Page From Days 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$4855 . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-47 EUROPEAN EXPLORER Page From Days 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$5955 . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-50

WINTER TOUR Page From Days 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$3325 . . . . . . . . . .94-95

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EUROPEAN INSPIRATION Page From Days 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$2559 . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-43

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EUROPEAN IMPRESSIONS Page From Days 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$3085 . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-41

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ROAD TO ATHENS plus CRUISE Page From Days 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$3409 . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

EUROPEAN HORIZON From Days 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1439

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ROME ROAD TO ATHENS / ROAD TO Page From Days 19 / 15 . . . . . . . . .C$2179 . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-39

VIENNA & BUDAPEST Page From Days 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$755 . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

SKI AUSTRIA Page From Days 7 / 14 . . . . . . . . . . .C$595 . . . . . . . . . . . .93

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EUROPEAN ENCOUNTER Page From Days 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$2229 . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-37

BERLIN & PRAGUE Page From Days 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$929 . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

SPANISH SPREE Page From Days 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1789 . . . . . . . . . . .66-67 EGYPT & THE NILE Page From Days 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1215 . . . . . . . . . . .68-69 TURKISH DELIGHT Page From Days 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1055 . . . . . . . . . . .70

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EASTERN MED. CRUISING Page From Days 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1299 . . . . . . . . . . .90 MYKONOS & ISLAND CRUISING Page From Days 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1379 . . . . . . . . . . .91

Page INTRODUCING WINTER TOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92

Page ABOUT BUDGET ACCOMMODATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .98-99

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BEST OF EUROPE Page From Days 11 / 14 . . . . . . . . .C$2169 . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-35

BERLIN TO BUDAPEST Page From Days 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1399 . . . . . . . . . . .72

Page INTRODUCING BUDGET TOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96-97

LONDON & PARIS Page From Days 8 / 10 . . . . . . . . . . .C$1009 . . . . . . . . . . .56-57

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EUROPEAN DISCOVERY Page From Days 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1765 . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-33

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND Page From Days 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$2359 . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-55

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BERLIN, PRAGUE & VIENNA Page From Days 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$1189 . . . . . . . . . . .71

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LONDON EXPLORER Page From Days 3 / 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$269 . . . . . . . . . . . .125 CORFU EXPLORER Page From Days 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$125 . . . . . . . . . . . .125 AMSTERDAM NEW YEAR Page From Days 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$480 . . . . . . . . . . . .126 PARIS NEW YEAR Page From Days 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$555 . . . . . . . . . . . .126 OO EDINBURGH MILITARY TATT Page From Days 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$455 EASTER IN AMSTERDAM Page From Days 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$369 . . . . . . . . . . . .127 MUNICH OKTOBERFEST Page From Days 5 / 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$445 . . . . . . . . . . . .127

LONDON to ROME Page From Days 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$2319 . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 ULTIMATE EUROPEAN plus GREEK ISLAND HOPPING Page From Days 23 47 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$6395 . . . . . . . . . .120-1 ULTIMATE EUROPEAN plus EGYPT Page From Days 47 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C$6855 . . . . . . . . . . . . .123

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Meet

Contiki Here’s why people come from all over the world to see Europe with us.

Lots of holiday. Less hassle. Lugging a heavy backpack in the rain? Getting lost? Hanging around, wasting time? Not with Contiki. We do the hard work for you. So you can get on with having a good time.

Only for 18-35s. No younger, no older. Meet people your age. Make friends from all over the world, who love travelling and want to have a good time.

The best bits. And more of them. The best time of day to see the Mona Lisa in Paris? We’ll tell you. The tastiest paella in Barcelona? We’ll show you. The most gorgeous beach in Corfu? We’ll take you there. Where to go. What to see. How to get there. Our crew don’t learn from a guidebook. They’re put through their paces on an intensive training trip of Europe. So they’ve studied hard, made the grade, and they’re ready to help.

To find out more go to contiki.com/contiki-experience

You can also use the Contiki Basement as your London HQ. Store luggage there. Meet people. And get useful info about London, like tips on the cheapest price for shows, how to get around on the Underground and the best place to exchange money.


7 Free time. Your time. All our tours have free time, every day. So you’ll get plenty of time to do your own thing. Explore the backstreets, find a great place for a bite, or just sit back and chill. It’s your free time, and it’s completely flexible.

More extras. For less. Your Contiki tour gets you lots of extras, for no extra cash.

There’s even more things you can do with our Explore More optional activities (pages 12-13). Whatever you’re into - art, adventure sports, music or food - we’ll sort it out, and we’ve negotiated great prices for you.

A private motorboat in Venice. A night tour of Paris with champagne. A guided tour of the Acropolis in Athens. All included (plus more).

Know. Then go.

You’ll know exactly what you get for your money, so you can plan your trip (and your budget) before you go. More on pages 10-11.

Check contiki.com to see our latest tours, and Definite Departure dates (our most popular tours that are guaranteed to go).

Then there are the extras you can’t buy. Like charging your phone and gadgets as you travel. There’s more unique Contiki extras on page 8.

There are different ways you can travel with us too – from cabins to hotels and a whole lot in between. More on pages 4-5.

Still exploring. 48 years on. In 1962 New Zealander John Anderson went to London. He had an idea. He hired a minibus. He filled it with young people who wanted to travel. They toured Europe together. And Contiki was born. 48 years later, the Contiki spirit is stronger than ever. We travel to even more places in Europe - and beyond. We have more fun. We meet more people. And we’re trusted by travellers all over the world.


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Uniquely Contiki. Here’s what makes us different... 18–35 is all we do. No younger. No older. Just everyone in between. Special places to stay. A 16th century chateau in France. A chalet in the Swiss Alps. A resort hotel in Corfu. We’ve got many more exclusive Contiki special stopovers. Contiki’s London Basement. Meet other travellers before & after your tour. Store your bags. Check your emails. Book London tours & shows. All in one place. Lunch your way. We don’t include every meal, especially lunches. So you get plenty of free time to explore, discover & taste what European food is about. We’re local. More included local guides so you get insider knowledge & lots of included meals in local restaurants. Get extra value. With our ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions. Like our Paris illuminations night tour where we treat you to French champagne, cheese & escargot. There’s lots more on each tour page.

Check out our ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions on the tour pages.

We know Europe inside-out. Our crew spend more time on the road learning about Europe – in Europe – than any of our competitors. Plus we have 90 resident staff based throughout Europe. Charge on the go. Charge your phone, mp3, camera or laptop as you travel on the coach. Lots of discounts. Combine our deals, to save even more. Most other companies won’t let you take more than one. We go all over the world. 42 countries across 5 continents. We travel to more places for 18-35s than anyone else. And remember, if you book two trips at the same time, we’ll give you a discount to say thanks.

Contiki’s French Château - a Budget Multi-country special stopover

Running for 48 years. We’ve seen what 18-35s like best & our trips include it! We also have the most departures, so it’s easy to find a trip to fit your schedule.

The Contiki Basement

Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot


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OUR TO P TO UR S Want help choosing a tour? s: Here are some of Contiki travellers’ favourite

European Discovery 14 Days 9 Countries

Superior Multi-country 1 AMSTERDAM 1

Ruhr Valley

London

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover Calais

(in transit)

England, Belgium , Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France Great for: A blend of the best European highlights for when you’re short on time. Accommodation: Comfort level - hotels. Solo traveller share options. More on pages 32-33

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

1 TYROL LUCERNE

1 Swiss Alps

Brenner Pass

Lake Como

1 VENICE Apennine Mountains

FLORENCE 1

Vatican City

2 ROME

Simply Italy 13 Days 2 Countries Superior In-depth

Lake Garda

Verona

MILAN 1

2 VENICE

Italy, Vatican City Great for: An immersion into the culture of Italy. Plenty of free time, with fantastic local food & Tuscan wine tasting. Accommodation: Comfort level – hotels. Single share options. More on pages 58-59

LA SPEZIA 1 Cinque Terre

2 FLORENCE Pisa Apennine Mountains

3 ROME Vatican City Pompeii

2 SORRENTO

Isle of Capri

Egypt & the Nile 9 Days 1 Country

Superior In-depth

2 CAIRO

Giza Sakkara

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Great for: Ancient history, fascinating cities & iconic sights including the Pyramids. Accommodation: Comfort level – hotels. Mix of overnight stops, cruising & train journeys. More on pages 68-69

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Lake Nassar

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Calais

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Valley of the Somme Dachau

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Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

Tyrol

Beaujolais Region

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Brenner Pass

1 VENICE Apennine Mountains Avignon

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

1 FLORENCE

Vatican City

2 ROME

Budget Multi-country

England, France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria (in transit), Germany, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit) Great for: A focus on the major cities of Europe with a dose of all things cultural like walking tours & French wine tasting. Accommodation: Comfort level – cabins/hostels. Special stopovers. More on pages 102-103

You can ‘charge on the go’

London to Athens 23 Days 7 Countries

Budget Multi-country 1 London Dover Calais

England, France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Greece Great for: Combining the energy of Europe’s major cities with a relaxing Greek island break. Accommodation: Cabins/hostels. Special stopovers. Lots of 2 & 3 night stops. More on pages 117-118

Valley of the Somme

Versailles

3 PARIS

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

CHATEAU 2 DE CRUIX

Verona

2 VENICE Apennine Mountains Pont du Gard

Arles

Pyrenees Mountains

2 BARCELONA

Pisa Monaco

2 FLORENCE

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Vatican City

2 ROME

Mt. Vesuvius Pompeii Brindisi

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3 CORFU Corinth Canal

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MUST-SEE SIGHTS.

When in Rome... Steps. at the Spanish

On every Contiki tour, every day, you’ll get lots of Included Highlights. They’re all included in the price of your tour. Included Highlights are the things you can’t wait to see, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris and The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Wherever you are, we’ll line up trips to famous monuments, walking and cycling tours with a local guide, organised nights out and some entrance fees. Every day. No more to pay.

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Cycle tour of Amsterdam.

Visiting the Acropolis in Athens.

Look for Included Highlights in the itinerary section on every tour page. They’re marked in a different colour, like this.

Walking in the Swiss Alps... breathtaking.

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At the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

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Wine tasting at . Contiki’s winery

Awesome views over Prague.

The Grand Canal in Venice.

Stunning Santorini.

The canals of Amsterdam.

St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow.

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Buying clogs in Amsterdam.

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OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES As well as all the Included Highlights on our tours, you get plenty of free time to do your own thing – every day. Spend more time at one of your new favourite sights, wander round the shops, or just relax. You can also make the most of your free time with our Explore More optional activities. They help turn a great trip into an unforgettable one. We’ve handpicked them because they’re the things our past Contiki travellers loved. Best of all, we’ve negotiated great prices and we can organise everything for you. Gondola ride, Venice

To find Explore More choices, look for the orange arrow

NB - remember, some of our optional extras can be physically demanding & involve some risk. It’s important to check your insurance covers you for adventure activities.

To find out more go to contiki.com/exploremore

Guided bike tour, Tyrol


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Moulin Rouge dinner, Paris

Islands cruise, Croatia

Traditional Greek dinner & dancing

Classical concert in Vienna

Rhine Valley wine tasting

Schnaps museum & tasting Cog-railway ride up a mountain Caique boat cruise in Corfu

Gondola ride in Venice Spanish flamenco show Guided tour of ancient Rome Parasailing & waterskiing Belly-dancing dinner in Turkey

Tandem paragliding in the Tyrol

Locally guided walking tour of Berlin including the Berlin Wall

Historical walking tour in Berlin Thermal pools bath in Pamukkale Tuscan feast & entertainment Guided tour of Pompeii

Beerhall dinner in Munich

Whitewater rafting, Austria

Parasailing, Corfu

Trip to the volcano on Santorini Ghost walk in York Guided bike tour in Prague Scottish haggis & bagpipe evening

on the bottom of every tour page Guinness brewery visit

Jeep hire on Corfu Day clubbing on Mykonos Cruise on Loch Ness

Boat trip on Geiranger Fjord Countryside mountain bike ride Turkish bath Croatian island cruise & swimming

Russian ballet

Greek dancing Nightclub, Florence

Amsterdam canal boat cruise


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YOUR CREW. WHO’S WHO? Your Contiki crew don’t just organise your trip, they’re part of it. They’re young, friendly and they’ve done their homework on where you’re going to help you find what you’re after. The result? You’ll have more time to enjoy each place.

Tour Manager Think of your Tour Manager as your walking, talking guidebook. They’re there to help you make the most of each day. That’s because they know their stuff – facts on where you’re going, the best things to see & ideas for your free time. “If you don’t want to go up to Jungfrau, the highest peak in the Swiss Alps, what can you do instead? That’s what I’m here for. Hire a bike, see the waterfalls... I’ll tell you, sort it all out and give you a map. It’s all about what you want to do – nothing’s set. There isn’t a typical day on a Contiki tour. Every day changes. Every day is different. And that’s the beauty of it.” Peter, Tour Manager, 26

Tour Driver Handling jam-packed city streets & fast-moving freeways, our drivers know their way around. Best of all, they’ll drop you at your door, so you won’t have to lug your bags around. Sit back until your next stop. “I work with the Tour Manager. We’re a complete team. We’re always discussing timings, how long it’s going to take to get into town, what time do we want to head back to the hotel and so on.We sort all that stuff out – so you don’t have to.We put so much energy into making sure you have a great holiday. And people are always amazed that I can get these coaches into a tiny street by their hotel. But I can.” Dan, Tour Driver, 30

Contiki Site Reps We’ve got 90 live-in site staff in Europe to make sure everything runs without a hitch. Our Site Reps look after you at Concept tour stopovers & villages. (They live there, so they’re great for local knowledge.) “I did a Contiki tour myself and I loved it. A year later, I applied to work here. The food is really varied, so you won’t eat chicken five days in a row. It’s fresh, we do lots of summer salads, and a big roast lamb meal with some veggies. People devour it. If you’re vegetarian or can’t have gluten, we’ll make special stuff for you. We make it easy to eat in Europe.” Lily, Head Cook. 22

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“Hi I’m Mark, your Tour Manager” “Not everyone’s cut out to join Contiki’s Crew. We need to make it through some pretty intensive training. We’re tested on the road, so we go where you go and see what you see – and know everything about it.”

“Always looking for ways to make your trip hassle-free.”

“I live, eat and breathe travel. It runs through my veins.”

“I look after every detail, so it all runs smoothly. You just enjoy your holiday.”

“Contiki’s training is the toughest in the industry.(If we don’t pass, we don’t travel)”

“I’m here to help you make the most of your trip. Want to know why the tower leans? Or how much the Metro costs? I’ve got the answers.”

“Kann ich die Rechnung bitte?” I’ll give you a few words and phrases to try out with the locals.”

“I’m about the same age as you, so I’ve got a pretty good idea of what you’re after. And I want everyone to have a great trip.”

“Tour Managers come from all over the globe, so you’ll meet a cool mix of people from many cultures.”

“I’m just one part of a bigger Contiki crew, all working together to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime.”

“Sure, we’ve got an itinerary, but I keep things flexible when I can. I’ll move stuff around to suit the group and the day.”


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FRESH FOOD. EVERYDAY. All our tours include breakfast every day and over half your evening meals. We don’t include every meal especially lunches, for a reason. We give you the flexibility to explore in your free time, meet some locals and try all kinds of European delicacies.

Exciting new food On Budget tours, our Site Reps buy fresh food from local markets every day. So you’ll get proper, tasty meals, often typical of the countries you’re visiting. Like chicken parmigiana in Rome & fondue in Switzerland.

Group nights out Experience more of Europe together on one of our Explore More optional nights out. There’s dinner & a show at the Moulin Rogue in Paris. Turkish cuisine & belly-dancing in Istanbul. Experience authentic Italy with our Tuscan feast. And eat in a beerhall in Munich. Other nights are equally tasty & fun where we’ll take you out for meals at typical local restaurants.

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TOP ACCOMMODATION. el. Cabin. Hostel. Hot your accommodation has Whatever tour you’re on, passed the Contiki test (we have high standards). About Superior tours—pages 24-27 About Budget tours—pages 96-99

Contiki Château dining room

Contiki campsite

Hotel Divani, Corfu

TRANSPORT— GETTING THERE. Modern coaches Chat, sit back with your iPod, or listen to your Tour Manager tell you about where you’re going, as your driver takes you there. Our air-con coaches are the best in Europe & we update our fleet regularly to make sure they’re environmentally friendly. Then there are the Contiki extras, like reclining seats & power points for ‘charging on the go’. Just don’t forget your adaptor. "Driving doesn't feel like a job to me, I love being in Europe & meeting great people at the same time". Patrice, Tour Driver, 23

Modern and environmentally friend ly coaches

Relax on the road


18 breakfast. Transport. Tickets to see the sights. Accommodation. Travelling on your own adds up - fast. We’ve compared a typical day on your own in a European city to a day on a Contiki tour. See (and save) the difference.

Compare Contiki

and see how far your money goes Venice, Italy

Breakfast

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Contiki’s unbeatable cost saving price

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Prices and exchange rates validated at 1st September, 2009 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 tour price. Contiki’s per day pricing based on 11 days European Magic Superior tour pages 28-29, 12 days European Horizon Budget tour pages 100-101.


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It gets even better Pay early. Save more.

Save up to C$329 on your tour if you book & pay 12 months before you leave or save up to C$309 on your tour if you book & pay 6 months before you leave. See the tour page to find out your pay early discount.

2 tours. Save more. Book 2 Contiki trips (of 10 days or longer) at the same time. Save C$100 on your booking. EUROPE+EUROPE save C$100 EUROPE+AMERICA save C$100 EUROPE+GREAT BRITAIN save C$100 EUROPE+ASIA save C$100

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Our guarantees Definite Departures We are always updating tours online to a guaranteed to go, Definite Departure status. So you can confidently book ahead & take advantage of airlines early booking deals & Contiki’s early payment discounts. Check contiki.com tour pages for the most up to date info on Definite Departures.

No sneaky surcharges Contiki has guaranteed no fuel or currency surcharges on all of our coach tours (apart from the government taxes already included in the tour price & cruising). Once you’ve paid your deposit the price of your tour won’t change.

Travel Protection Plan Contiki's Travel Protection Plan provides you with peace of mind while you travel & "Any Reason" cancellation flexibility. In addition to comprehensive coverage during your vacation, our plan allows you to cancel your tour for any reason before you leave home & receive a 2 year credit to travel with us at a later date. More on page 129.

To find out more go to contiki.com/deals


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One-stop for your airfare & tour

Want an unbeatable air deal? Contiki’s got you covered! Why book air with your Contiki tour? We’ve added a service to make your trip planning even easier! Contiki can make your flight arrangements from almost anywhere.*

Best prices We guarantee to offer you the best airfare available to Contiki on the day you book. We have great prices on scheduled flights on some of the world’s top airlines!

Lots of choice We work with a range of airline partners, ensuring we offer you the best available airfares & flight departure times to suit you.

Great service Our Contiki air-specialist will be there to make sure your tour & flights work together – too easy!

Even more benefits Our Contiki air-specialist will be there to make sure your tour & flights work together – too easy!

Complete flexibility Contiki has lenient amendment & refund policies as well as flexible payment conditions - reserve your flight now & pay later when you pay for your tour.

* All airfares are subject to availability Contiki proudly partners with these airlines

Check out our latest airfare deals at contiki.com/airdeals

Low cost airlines in Europe

Contiki & UNESCO’s World Heritage sites

Need flights to get you from the airport you arrive into, to the city your tour departs from? Or, you’re living in London & want to do one of our In-depth regional tours. There’s a cheap & easy way to get there & home. Go online & book with one of Europe’s many low-cost airlines. To get a good deal, it’s best to book early. Here’s some sites to start & you can find plenty more online.

Europe has more World Heritage sites than any other continent in the world. These are must-see’s & with Contiki you will. Most Contiki tours visit one or more World Heritage site. A wonderful way to be culturally immersed in Europe’s history. Look for the World Heritage symbol on the tour pages or search for the sites we visit at contiki.com/worldheritagelist.

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We feel good about adding World Heritage sites to our itineraries, not just so you can enjoy visiting & learning about them, but also because conservation counts. That’s is why we’ve chosen to help UNESCO with their efforts by contributing significant funding towards their restoration work in Venice, through our involvement with The Leading Travel Companies Conservation Foundation. Read more on the opposite page.


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Join in at contiki.com

Contiki community Bags packed & ready to go? Or just thinking about it? Join Contiki’s community online & connect with people who can help you with your trip questions. Get advice from Contiki travellers & read their comments. Check out Contiki tour photos. And meet people on your tour before you leave home. Our Tour Managers & past Contiki travellers update our very own wiki: Contikipedia. From the big questions (backpack or suitcase? How much money to take?) to the little ones (what’s the perfect holiday read? where’s good to buy a leather jacket in Florence?). The answers are on contiki.com. You’ll find detailed trip itineraries, competitions, videos there too. And more.

Our Foundation. We’re founding partners of the non-profit Leading Travel Companies Conservation Foundation.

Small footprint. Big commitment.

So far the Foundation has committed over US$2 million to help underprivileged communities & support sustainable tourism around the world. In 2008-09 the Foundation: • helped to protect 3 million hectares of Atlantic Forest in Brazil • supported indigenous sustainable tourism in Australia • funded wildlife research centres in Africa • funded major research works to preserve important monuments & archaeological sites in Europe (like the sinking city of Venice). • primary sponsor of Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Contiki operate modern, fuel efficient coaches!

Learn more at tltc.com/foundation.

Our coaches. We want you to see the world. But we also want to look after it.

Check out contiki.com /responsible travel

A Proud Member of

Compared to cars, planes and trains, coaches have the lowest carbon emissions. In Europe, coach is by far the most carbon efficient way to travel. Our modern, air-conditioned coaches are some of the best in Europe. We make sure our coaches are fuel efficient & exceed Europe’s strict fuel emission regulations. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint even more, you’ll find links on our website to offset. For the whole story see contiki.com/responsibletravel.

Carbon Emissions Grid METHOD OF TRAVEL

KILOGRAMS OF CO2 PER PASSENGER MILES

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Source: DEFRA Greenhouse Gas (GHG) conversion figures June 2009. www.defra.gov.uk/environment/business/reporting/conversion-factors.htm * Assumes national average of 1.56 people per car. ** Assumes average of 36 passengers. UK Statistics are used which accurately reflect our touring products the majority of which are operated in the UK and Europe.


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Contiki’s A-Z of It’s big, it’s busy and it can be tricky knowing where to start.That’s where Contiki can help. Especially with the Contiki Basement. Houses of Parliment & Big Ben

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Start at the Contiki Basement

Accommodation before Hotel prices or after your tour

Arriving in London can be daunting. The Contiki Basement centre is a place for you to get to know the city & meet other Contiki travellers. It’s right in the middle of London at the Royal National Hotel in Russell Square. Our staff will help you find out about what to see & do, book day trips & sightseeing & tell you the best place to get a ticket for a show (as well as how much it should cost). You can use the Basement for everything from storing your bags, to checking your emails, or just to find out how to get to the airport.

Lots of our tours start & finish in London. So if you need accommodation, we can help. We have great rates at 2 hotels (Royal National or Imperial hotels). Both are in central London right next to Soho’s theatres, bars & shops.

May to September − open from 9am-8pm October to April − open from 11am-7pm

Booking tips:

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London London City

St Paul’s Cathedral

New Year’s Eve, 2010. Where will you be? Check the date panels on each itinerary to figure out where you can enjoy New Year’s Eve.

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Festivals & events

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There’s always a festival or event happening somewhere in Europe. Plan your trip so that it works with a festival or special event − before or after your tour. Find more ideas at contiki.com/festivals-events. Or try one of Contiki’s special event tours:

We've put together a value-packed set of extras, activities & accommodation with our 2 or 4 night London Explorer packages. They're great to help you find your way around the city's sights & there's no Tour Manager, so you can explore at your own pace. Find out more on page 125.

Oktoberfest, Munich 7 Days C$569 16—22 Sep 5 Days C$445 23—27 Sep or 28 Sep—2 Oct See page 127 for more information.

Easter in Amsterdam 4 Days C$369 2—5 April See page 127 for more information.

Tower Bridge

Edinburgh Festival & Military Tattoo 4 Days C$455 27—30 August See page 127 for more information.

To find out more go to contiki.com/london-explorer

To find out more go to contiki.com/festivals-events


Remember, if you book early you save money!

Discover local foods

Where you stay Superior is all-hotel accommodation, with a choice of single, twin or tripleshare. Well located & comfortable with feature hotels & cruise options on many itineraries (See page 26-27).

Meals

Croatian island sailing

What’s new? • New feature hotel. Stay right on the slopes at Mount Titlis in the Swiss Alps with snow year-round.

• More opportunities to live like a local with even more meals at local restaurants on In-depth regional trips.

• ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions see tour pages for details

• New & improved itineraries including Road to Athens (+3 day Greek Island cruise), UK & Ireland, Spanish Spree, Scandinavia & Russia & the Eastern Mediterranean cruise.

Plenty of shopping

Superior tours include hearty breakfasts & lots of dinners, but there are some meals we don’t include, like lunches. We leave them free for you to go exploring & do your own thing. In-depth regional trips include even more local restaurants so you can literally see ‘what’s cooking’ locally.

Multi-country tours Want to get a taste of lots of places? Multi-country trips start & end in London, covering more than 20 countries. They have the flexibility to suit every timeline from 11-35 days long.

In-depth regional tours Prefer to get into the heart of a place, love a particular country or region, or just short of time? Explore a few destinations in-depth, staying in some locations for 3 nights. These tours are specifically designed to include more local restaurant dinners, so you’re able to get out & try different things. A key feature of In-depth tours are well-located hotels & start/end cities vary across Europe.

Guided walking tour

Crew, sightseeing free time & transport You’ll travel with a fun & professional Contiki Tour Manager & Driver (see pages 14-15). Most of the main sights are included in the cost of your tour (pages 10-11), plus there’s plenty of free time for you to do the things you like. Choose from our optional Explore More activities (pages 12-13) or just take time to chill out, relax & do whatever you like. As with every Contiki tour, you’ll travel on some of the newest coaches out there, all air-conditioned. Optional group dinner

Look out for the orange explore more optional activities arrow on every tour page

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All hotel accommodation Easy access to key sights Special feature hotels Great for single travellers Choice of tour styles Winter travel options

Multi country tours More on pages 28-50 In-Depth regional tours Britain, Scotland, Ireland & France – pages 51-57 Italy, Spain & combinations – pages 58-67 Turkey & Egypt – pages 68-70 Eastern Europe – pages 71-75 Russia & Scandinavia – pages 76-81 Island & cruising tours Croatia, Greece & Turkey pages 82-91 Winter & Ski tours More on pages 92-95


Hotel Cabala, Rome

Chateau Fontager, Lyon Spend a night in the beautiful French countryside when you stay in this charming, old French castle set in parklands alongside the River Rhone. There’s lots to impress, including antique-decorated rooms & an enormous swimming pool.

Mount Titlis, The Swiss Alps Picture this: an alpine lodge set 1,000m (3,300ft) up a mountain with breathtaking views across the Alps. The range of activities is unbelievable, from exploring a glacier 20m (66ft) under its surface, to a Glacier Park where there’s all kinds of snow toys like microscooters, balancers, boogieboards or snowtubes plus other crazier gadgets like snow bobs & ‘snake gliss’. For extra adrenaline, take a crazy scooter ride downhill at high-speed. Or go a little slower with hiking trails, horse-driven carriage rides or a ride to the 3048m (10,000ft) summit in one of the world’s only revolving cable cars.

Eventhotel Pyramide, Vienna This one-of-a-kind, recently renovated hotel is an attraction in itself with it’s quirky shape. The rooms are deluxe & there’s a wellness centre to chill out in after a big day’s sightseeing.

Hotel Cabala, Rome With a 360-degree hilltop view of Rome & the surrounding countryside, this villa is a welcome escape after the busy streets of Rome. Rooms are spacious, stylish & air-conditioned…not to mention the fantastic pool!

Aphrodite beach hotel, Mykonos

Easy access via public transport Many of our hotels have easy access to the action. Like the Hotel Regent, Rome – just 2 stops from the city centre or Blue Square Hotel, Amsterdam - a 10 minute tram ride to the city centre.

Central The Capitol Hotel, Florence, Ibis Wenceslas Square Prague, plus our hotels in Dubrovnik & Athens are some of the many hotels located right in the city. There’s also Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Nice & more. Central locations are a key feature of In-depth tours.

Close to key monuments Ibis Port de Clichy hotel in Paris, close to Montmartre (home of Sacre Coeur & the Moulin Rouge).

Agon Aldea hotel, Berlin


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Croatia cruising Cruise the beautiful Northern Adriatic on one of Croatia’s best boats. And it’s exclusive to Contiki travellers. All cabins are twin-share with private facilities. Explore unspoiled islands & coastal villages. Swim in remote coves & enjoy plenty of room on the deck. See pages 82-83. Louis Hellenic cruising Sit back & relax on a classic cruise liner with great features like pools, onboard shopping & live entertainment. You’ll be able to mix with a wide range of people onboard as you visit the jaw-dropping Greek Islands, Turkey, Israel & Egypt. See pages 88-89. Nile cruising Float back in history as you sail from Aswan to Luxor along the Nile. Take in ancient Egypt’s incredible scenery from the deck of our well-appointed cruise boat. See pages 68-69. Trubesee Alpine Lodge, Mt Titlis

Nicolas Hotel, Santorini, Greece

Château Fontager, France

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Louis Hellenic cruising

Eventhotel Pyramide, Vienna

For more go to contiki.com/superioraccommodation


11 Days European Magic

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Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Locally guided bike tour of Munich • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

Wales 1 London Dover Calais English Channel

Poland

Ruhr Valley

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FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

SWITZ 1 LUCERNE Swiss Alps

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ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

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CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

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AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the canals RHINE VALLEY: Sample Rhine Valley wines at a tasting in an historic cellar


29 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. 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 Day 4: 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 & try some of the local ‘drop’. (B,D) Stunning drive along the Rhine River Day 5: Rhine Valley to Munich Head south to Munich, a charming festive 800-year-old city & home of the worldfamous Oktoberfest. (B) See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beersteins are crafted See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 6: Munich to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps & stop at Innsbruck, Austria before we arrive in enchanting Venice. (B,D)

See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic ski jump in Innsbruck 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) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 8: 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 Scenic Alpine drive Day 9: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards & wine regions of Burgundy & Chablis to the glittering “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 10: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 11: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Superior Multi-country 11 Days European Magic 8 countries 9 nights hotels 8 breakfasts & 5 dinners Lake Como, Italy

What’s included

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When to go and how much Code: BBHH Summer 2010

Code: WWHH Winter 2010/11

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Start London

Finish Paris

2010 APR 16 APR 30 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 12 JUL 16 JUL 19 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 2 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 • SEP 24 • OCT 1 OCT 8

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

2010 OCT 14 OCT 28 NOV 11 NOV 25 DEC 2 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 18 DEC 20 DEC 25 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

16 30 13 27 4 11 18 20 22 27 29 1

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN

2011 JAN 1 JAN 3 JAN 6 JAN 13 JAN 27 FEB 10 FEB 24 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17

JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR

3 JAN 11 1479 5 JAN 13 1479 8 JAN 16 1479 15 JAN 23 1479 29 FEB 6 1399 12 FEB 20 1399 26 MAR 6 1399 5 MAR 13 1399 12 MAR 20 1425 19 MAR 27 1425

Finish Paris

18 APR 26 2 MAY 10 16 MAY 24 23 MAY 31 30 JUN 7 6 JUN 14 13 JUN 21 20 JUN 28 27 JUL 5 4 JUL 12 11 JUL 19 14 JUL 22 18 JUL 26 21 JUL 29 25 AUG 2 1 AUG 9 4 AUG 12 8 AUG 16 15 AUG 23 22 AUG 30 29 SEP 6 5 SEP 13 12 SEP 20 19 SEP 27 26 OCT 4 3 OCT 11 10 OCT 18

C$ pp

1689 1729 1769 1769 1769 1769 1769 1769 1769 1795 1795 1795 1795 1795 1795 1769 1769 1729 1729 1729 1769 1769 1769 1769 1769 1769 1689

All as per itinerary • 9 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

3

C$ pp

24 7 21 5 12 19 26 28 30 4 6 9

1469 1469 1439 1439 1439 1439 1479 1479 1479 1479 1479 1479

Save Money! Summer tour discounts If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$85. Winter tour discounts If you pay 12 months in advance you save C$149. Or pay 6 months in advance and save C$75. See page 19 for details.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHH - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$459. WWHH - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$375. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Gondola ride, Venice

Walking tour

VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour - Authentic Venetian dinner with a selection of specialities & regional wines PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & 3 course dinner LUCERNE: Private cruise on stunning Lake Lucerne LUCERNE: Travel to the top of Mt. Stanserhorn by funicular train & aerial cable car (summer departures only) Go to contiki.com/magic-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


12 Days Amsterdam to Barcelona

ys 9 a D 12 $205 C Day from / 2 7 1 C$ ly d on Lan

7 countries Netherlands, Belgium (in transit), France, Switzerland, Italy (in transit), Monaco, Spain

S.Ireland

Irish Sea Edam

England

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

Wales

Germany

BELGIUM English Channel

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Walking tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

Czech Rep Champagne Region

2 PARIS Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

Atlantic Ocean

Monaco

SPAIN Portugal

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Slovenia Croatia

1 CHAMONIX

Pyrenees Mountains

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Austria

SWITZ LUCERNE 1

BARCELONA 2

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the canals PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & three course dinner

ITALY

Adriatic Sea


31 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Amsterdam Check-in to your hotel & explore this freewheeling, vibrant city. Later, meet up with your Contiki Crew. (D) Day 3: 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) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 4: 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 5: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 6: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 7: Lucerne to Chamonix Wander the cobble streets of jaw-droppingly gorgeous Lucerne. Then cross over the

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Alps to Chamonix, the mountain resort town sitting in Mont Blanc’s shadow. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument See Mont Blanc (weather permitting)

12 Days Amsterdam to Barcelona 7 countries 10 nights hotels 10 breakfasts & 6 dinners

Day 8: Chamonix to French Riviera Motor through the Mont Blanc tunnel to Italy & on to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery Day 9: 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 & Monte Carlo! (B)

The Swiss Alps

What’s included All as per itinerary • 10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 10 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 10: French Riviera to Barcelona Travel past Cannes, through France’s rustic Provence region, over the Pyrénées Mountains to Mediterranean Barcelona. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d’Azur Day 11: 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)

Canals of Amsterdam

2

See Gaudi’s Art nouveau Cathedral & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Day 12: Depart Barcelona Make your final farewells to your newfound friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$109. See page 19 for details.

Flamenco show, Barcelona

When to go and how much Code: BBAB Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start Finish C$ Ams’dam Barcelona pp

Depart Canada

Start Finish C$ Ams’dam Barcelona pp

2010 MAY 6 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUN 10 JUN 24 JUL 8

MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL

2010 JUL 15 JUL 22 AUG 5 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 9

JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP

7 21 28 11 25 9

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL

17 31 7 21 5 19

2059 2145 2145 2145 2145 2195

16 23 6 27 3 10

JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

26 2 16 6 13 20

2195 2195 2145 2059 2145 2145

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Tripleshare reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of C$635. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. Fragonard perfumery, France

Gaudi architecture in Barcelona

LUCERNE: Private cruise on stunning Lake Lucerne CHAMONIX: Cable car ride to Aiguille du Midi FRENCH RIVIERA: Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show Go to contiki.com/amsterdam-barcelona-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


14 Days European Discovery

ys 5 a D 14 $176 C Day from / 7 2 1 C$ ly d on Lan

9 countries England, Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France

North Sea Irish Sea

NETHERLANDS 1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND Wales 1

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Locally guided bike tour of Munich • Gelato in Rome – our treat • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Slovakia

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Poland

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley

London

SWITZ 1 LUCERNE Swiss Alps

Atlantic Ocean

1 TYROL AUSTRIA

Hungary

Brenner Pass

Lake Como

Slovenia Croatia 1 VENICE

Apennine Mountains

FLORENCE 1

Bosnia ITALY

Serbia Adriatic Sea

Montenegro

Spain

contiki.com/discovery

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Mediterranean Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME

AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the canals RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in an historic cellar

Albania


33 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry the English Channel & head to the freewheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night Day 4: 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 See the Lorelei Rock Day 5: Rhine Valley to Munich Head south to Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. (B) Learn how beersteins are crafted See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 6: 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 Day 7: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, artfilled palazzos & interesting little shops. (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration

Day 8: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross 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 Day 9: 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) Day 10: 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 Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 11: Florence to Lucerne Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en-route to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument Day 12: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy & Chablis to the glittering “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 13: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 14: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Superior Multi-country 14 Days European Discovery 9 countries 12 nights hotels 11 breakfasts & 6 dinners

Tyrol

When to go and how much

What’s included

Code: BBHD Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Paris

2010 MAR 23 APR 6 APR 13 APR 20 APR 27 APR 29 MAY 4 MAY 6 MAY 11 MAY 13 MAY 18 MAY 20 MAY 25 MAY 27 JUN 1 JUN 3 JUN 8 JUN 10 JUN 15 JUN 17 JUN 20 JUN 22 JUN 24 JUN 27 JUN 29 JUL 1 JUL 6 JUL 8 JUL 11 JUL 13 JUL 15 JUL 18 JUL 20 JUL 22 JUL 25 JUL 27 JUL 29 AUG 3 AUG 5 AUG 10 AUG 12 AUG 17 AUG 19 AUG 24 AUG 26 AUG 31 SEP 2 SEP 7 SEP 9 SEP 12 SEP 14 • SEP 16 • SEP 19 • SEP 21 • SEP 23 •

MAR APR APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP

APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

25 8 15 22 29 1 6 8 13 15 20 22 27 29 3 5 10 12 17 19 22 24 26 29 1 3 8 10 13 15 17 20 22 24 27 29 31 5 7 12 14 19 21 26 28 2 4 9 11 14 16 18 21 23 25

C$ pp 5 19 26 3 10 12 17 19 24 26 31 2 7 9 14 16 21 23 28 30 3 5 7 10 12 14 19 21 24 26 28 31 2 4 7 9 11 16 18 23 25 30 1 6 8 13 15 20 22 25 27 29 2 4 6

2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2309 2309 2309 2309 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2369 2369 2309 2309 2309 2309 2309 2309 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Paris

2010 SEP 24 • SEP 26 • SEP 28 • SEP 30 • OCT 5 OCT 7 OCT 12

SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT

OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT

26 28 30 2 7 9 14

C$ pp 7 9 11 13 18 20 25

2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2255 2255

Code: WWHW Winter 2010/11 2010 OCT 17 OCT 24 OCT 31 NOV 7 NOV 14 NOV 21 NOV 23 NOV 26 NOV 30 DEC 3 DEC 5 DEC 10 DEC 12 DEC 16 DEC 18 DEC 20 DEC 22 DEC 24 DEC 26 DEC 28 DEC 30

OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

19 26 2 9 16 23 25 28 2 5 7 12 14 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 1

OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN

30 6 13 20 27 4 6 9 13 16 18 23 25 29 31 2 4 6 8 10 12

1855 1855 1815 1815 1815 1815 1815 1815 1815 1815 1815 1815 1815 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865

2011 JAN 1 JAN 3 JAN 5 JAN 7 JAN 9 JAN 14 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 25 JAN 28 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 25 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 11 MAR 13 MAR 18 MAR 20

JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR MAR MAR

3 5 7 9 11 16 18 25 27 30 1 8 15 22 27 1 8 13 15 20 22

JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR MAR MAR MAR APR

14 16 18 20 22 27 29 5 7 10 12 19 26 5 10 12 19 24 26 31 2

1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1799 1799 1799 1799

All as per itinerary • 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 11 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

6

Save Money! Summer tour discounts If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$115. Winter tour discounts If you pay 12 months in advance you save C$189. Or pay 6 months in advance and save C$95. See page 19 for details.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHD - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$609. WWHW - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$475. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 1 night in the Austrian Tyrol is replaced by 1 night in Innsbruck. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Eiffel Tower, Paris

Venice

TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure (summer departures only) VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum LUCERNE: Cruise on Lake Lucerne (summer departures only) FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner Go to contiki.com/discovery-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


14 Days Best of Europe Mixing Coach Train & Plane

ys 5 a D 14 $281 C Day from / 2 0 2 C$ ly d on Lan

Max your holiday time by mixing travel modes from train, to a coach to a plane.

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

England

7 countries France, Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Vatican City

Wales

GERMANY

2 BERLIN Poland Dresden

BELGIUM English Channel

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP 3 PARIS

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Travel at 300km/hour on a high-speed train • Locally guided bike tour of Prague • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour

FRANCE

Slovakia Austria Hungary

Switz Slovenia

Atlantic Ocean

Croatia ITALY Bosnia Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Spain Mediterranean Sea

Vatican City

3 ROME Albania

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Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops C

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise


35 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Paris Check-in to your hotel & explore the stylish, cosmopolitan city of Paris for the afternoon. Later meet up with your Contiki Crew & fellow travellers for dinner & evening sightseeing. (D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 3-4: 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 Day 5: Paris to Amsterdam Zip along in a high speed train headed for the Netherland's free-wheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. (B,D) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 6: 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 Day 7: Amsterdam to Berlin Motor down the Autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie'

Day 8: Berlin Savour 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) Day 9: 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,D) Visit the city destroyed in World War 2 & known as the 'Florence of the North' See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden Day 10: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 11: 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 12-13: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ for a couple of days in 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)(B) Day 14: Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it's time to say "arrivederci" to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

11 Days Start in Amsterdam Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter version of the 14 day Best of Europe tour, visiting 5 countries. Check it out below. Day 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Amsterdam Check-in to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. (D) Days 3-11: Amsterdam to Rome Refer to days 5-14 itinerary & included sightseeing above.

ays 11 D $2169 C Day from 98/ C$1 ly d on Lan

• Number of World Heritage sites visited

4

WORLD HERITAGE SITES VISITED

>> explore more >> See optional activities below, excluding Paris. Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$109. See page 19 for details.

Superior Multi-country 14 Days Best of Europe 7 countries 12 nights hotels 12 breakfasts & 5 dinners Charles Bridge, Prague

What’s included All as per itinerary • 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 12 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • High speed train journey between Paris & Amsterdam • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Flight from Prague to Rome • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Paris Metro

6

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$145.See page 19 for details.

Rijks Museum, Amsterdam

When to go and how much

Mix+Match

Code: BBTC Summer 2010

Code: BBTAM Summer 2010

Depart Canada

Start Paris

C$ pp

Depart Canada

Start Finish Ams’dam Rome

2010 MAY 22 JUN 5 JUN 19 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 31 AUG 14 AUG 28 SEP 11 SEP 25

MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

2815 2815 2815 2885 2885 2815 2749 2815 2815 2815

2010 MAY 25 JUN 8 JUN 22 JUL 6 JUL 20 AUG 3 AUG 17 AUG 31 SEP 14 SEP 28

MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

Finish Rome

23 JUN 4 6 JUN 18 20 JUL 2 4 JUL 16 18 JUL 30 1 AUG 13 15 AUG 27 29 SEP 10 12 SEP 24 26 OCT 8

26 9 23 7 21 4 18 1 15 29

JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT

C$ pp

4 18 2 16 30 13 27 10 24 8

2169 2169 2169 2225 2225 2169 2119 2169 2169 2169

Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save C$100 with our multi tour discount. See page 19. The ‘Best of Europe’ tour will easily Mix+Match with:

• Simply Italy (p.58-59) • Italian Espresso (p.60-61)

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Tripleshare reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBTC - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$835. BBTAM - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$645. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. The Colosseum, Rome

BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise with lunch ROME: Locally guided

tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum

Go to contiki.com/best-europe-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


18 Days European Encounter

ys 9 a D 18 $222 C Day from / 4 2 1 C$ ly d on Lan

11 countries England, Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, France, Monaco Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Special stopover: 16th C chateau • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

ENGLAND Wales London Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

Czech Rep Slovakia

2 PARIS AUSTRIA Burgundy Region

FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

SWITZ Liechtenstein 1 INNSBRUCK LUCERNE 2 Swiss Alps

CHATEAU DE FONTAGER 1

Slovenia Croatia 1 VENICE

Apennine Mountains Avignon

Hungary

Brenner Pass

ITALY

Bosnia

1 Pisa Monaco FLORENCE

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Valley of the Somme

Spain

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GERMANY

Ruhr Valley

1

Serbia Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Vatican City

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise LUCERNE: Cable car up Mt. Pilatus (subject to weather conditions)


37 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. 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 Day 4: 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) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 5: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Follow the river to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Scenic River Cruise (summer departures only) See the Lorelei Rock Day 6: Rhine Valley to Lucerne Following the Rhine River, weave through castle-dotted valleys & rolling vineyards on the way to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive Day 7: Lucerne Breathe in the alpine beauty of this lakeside town as you spend the day exploring. Wander the cobble streets of this gorgeous alpine setting & shop for goods that Switzerland is known for - watches, chocolate & Swiss army knives (B) Day 8: Lucerne to Innsbruck Twist & turn 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 Day 9: 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, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 10: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona 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 Vatican City Day 12: 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 Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 13: Florence to French Riviera Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder en-route to the glamorous French Riviera. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 14: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Day 15: French Riviera to Château de Fontager Travel north & take a lunch break in Provence’s graceful city, Avignon. Arrive at Château de Fontager & enjoy its large pool, lovely grounds & charming locale on the Rhone River. (B,D) Visit Avignon & see the Papal Palace Visit a French perfumery Special overnight stay at Château de Fontager Day 16: 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 the Chablis & Burgundy vineyards See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 17: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 18: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Superior Multi-country 18 Days European Encounter 11 countries 15 nights hotels 1 night Château 15 breakfasts & 8 dinners

Innsbruck, Austria

What’s included

Paris

When to go and how much Code: BBHX Summer 2010

Code: WWHZ Winter 2010/11

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Paris

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Paris

2010 MAR 31 APR 14 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 12 MAY 19 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 9 JUN 16 JUN 21 JUN 23 JUN 28 JUN 30 JUL 7 JUL 12 JUL 14 JUL 19 JUL 21 JUL 26 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 9 AUG 11 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 6 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 20 SEP 22 SEP 29 OCT 6 OCT 13

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OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

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OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN

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2345 2345 2345 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359

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2359 2359 2359 2229 2229 2229 2229 2229 2229 2275 2275 2275

2 16 30 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 23 25 30 2 9 14 16 21 23 28 30 6 11 13 20 27 3 8 10 17 22 24 1 8 15

C$ pp 17 1 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 8 10 15 17 24 29 31 5 7 12 14 21 26 28 4 11 18 23 25 2 7 9 16 23 30

2845 2845 2845 2915 2915 2985 2985 2985 2985 2985 2985 2985 2985 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 2985 2915 2915 2915 2915 2985 2985 2985 2985 2985 2985 2985 2985 2845

C$ pp

All as per itinerary • 16 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 15 nights in hotels & 1 night in Contiki’s Feature Hotel (more on pages 24-27) • 15 continental breakfasts (B) & 8 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

7

Save Money! Summer tour discounts If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$145. Winter tour discounts If you pay 12 months in advance you save C$229. Or pay 6 months in advance and save C$115. See page 19 for details.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHX - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$760. WWHZ - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$595. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. The Eiffel Tower, Paris

Château Fontager

TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure (summer departures only) VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum FLORENCE: Tuscan hills feast with singing & dancing PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner Go to contiki.com/encounter-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


38 Superior Multi-country 19 Days Road to Athens 9 countries 16 nights hotels 1 night ferry 16 breakfasts & 8 dinners

9 countries England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Greece

19 Days Road to Athens

All as per itinerary • 17 nights twin or triple share accommodation: 16 nights in hotels & 1 night onboard a ferry (more on pages 24-27) • 16 continental breakfasts (B) & 8 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

8

Only with Contiki • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Locally guided bike tour of Munich • Special access Rome sightseeing •

coach tour Contiki onsite Rep in Corfu

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$149. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save C$100 with our multi tour discount. See page 19. The ‘Road to Athens’ tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Greek Island Hopping (p.84-85)

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

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When to go and how much Code: BBAL Summer 2010

La

Calais English Channel

Belarus

Netherlands

ENGLAND 1 London Dover

What’s included

Venetian Fortress, Corfu

Belgium

GERMANY Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

MUNICH

Burgundy Region

SWITZ 1

FRANCE

Slovakia 1

Liechtenstein 2

LUCERNE

Ukraine

TYROL AUSTRIA

Hungary

Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Pisa

2 FLORENCE

Romania

Bosnia Serbia

ITALY

Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Spain Mediterranean Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME

Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 4: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 5: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Chablis & Burgundy vineyards See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive Day 6: Lucerne to Munich Leave the gorgeous lake town behind, stop in tiny Liechtenstein & later arrive in lively Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

Brindisi

Albania

1 2 GREECE CORFU Corinth

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Macedonia

Mt. Vesuvius

Pompeii

Bulgaria

Canal

Ionian Sea

1 ATHENS

Day 7: Munich to Austrian Tyrol Take in the stunning alpine scenery en-route to a cute Tyrolean village. (B,D) Day 8: Austrian Tyrol Choose from one of many high energy outdoor activities in the surrounding mountains. (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adrenalin sports Day 9: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps to fairytale Venice via Brenner Pass. (B,D) Enjoy a scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Day 10: Venice Meander alleyways & canals to find artfilled palazzi, quaint local shops, bars & markets. (B) Take a private motorboat to the historic island See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano Glass blowing demonstration Day 11: Venice to Florence Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa before journeying through the Tuscan hillsides to Renaissance Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 12: Florence Get inside info from your local guide on Florence’s Renaissance buildings & art before exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Athens

C$ pp

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Athens

C$ pp

2010 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 16 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 2 JUL 4 JUL 11

APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

2929 3005 3079 3079 3079 3079 3079 3079 3119 3119 3119

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JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

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27 4 18 1 8 15 22 29 4 6 13

13 20 3 17 24 1 8 15 20 22 29

18 20 27 3 10 17 24 31 7 12 14

3 5 12 19 26 2 9 16 23 28 30

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Tripleshare reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of C$785. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 12:00 noon. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

Learn about Florence’s leather craft with a demonstration Day 13: Florence to Rome Say farewell to Florence as we roll through Umbria’s hills & vineyards on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 14: Rome Tap into this living museum of history. Get a feel for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City Day 15: Rome to Corfu Pass through Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins before crossing southern Italy to board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) Days 16-17: Corfu Kick back, relax & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B) Day 18: Corfu to Athens Leave Corfu via the Corinth Canal en-route to mythological Athens. (B) Day 19: Depart Athens After morning sightseeing, 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

contiki.com/road-athens

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner LUCERNE: Cruise on Lake Lucerne LUCERNE: Cog-railway & cable car ride to the top of Mt Stanserhorn TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals


39

Road to Athens

When to go and how much

plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise

Code: RTACR3 Summer 2010

Superior Multi-country

Twin Cabin Twin Cabin Finish Out In Depart Start Finish Out In Depart Start Canada London Athens C$pp C$pp Canada London Athens C$pp C$pp Aegean Sea Corinth Canal 1

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TURKEY ATHENS Kusadasi Mykonos

Patmos

GREECE Santorini

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Crete

Mediterranean Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-18: Canada to Athens Refer to Road to Athens map, itinerary & included sightseeing opposite. Day 19: Athens Sightsee the ancient wonders of Athens & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium Day 20: Athens to Mykonos Cruise to Mykonos with its golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D,S) Day 21: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi Stop in the port town of Kusadasi. Later, dock at the unspoilt island of Patmos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos

Day 22: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands en-route to the beautiful iconic Santorini, world-famous for its simple blue & white buildings. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Visit the main town of Fira Day 23: Arrival into Athens After breakfast, transfer into central Athens where the tour ends upon arrival. (B)

Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter version of the 19 day Road to Athens tour, visiting 8 countries. Check it out below. Days 1-14: Canada to Rome Refer to Road to Athens map, itinerary & included sightseeing described opposite & above. Day 15: Rome Say your farewells & swap addresses as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

• Tour code: BBRL • For departure dates see price panel on the left page. For prices, deduct C$750 from price panel on the left page • Single room supplement: C$545

APR 27 MAY 4 MAY 18 JUN 1 JUN 8 JUN 22 JUL 6 JUL 13 JUL 20

MAY 17 MAY 24 JUN 7 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 12 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9

3539 3629 3719 3719 3719 3719 3775 3775 3775

3409 3495 3579 3579 3579 3579 3635 3635 3635

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore & do your own thing, or choose from the optional activities below. Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save up to C$179. See page 19 for details.

ays 15 D $2179 C Day from 46/ C$1

2010 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 12

JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 10 AUG 17 AUG 24 AUG 31 SEP 7 SEP 14

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3775 3719 3629 3629 3629 3719 3719 3719

3635 3579 3495 3495 3495 3579 3579 3579

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. Prices above are based on twin share in hotels & twin inside cabin on cruise ship. For triple share rate reduce twin price by 5%. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single inside cabin supplement add C$939. Single outside cabin supplement add C$975. Port taxes and gratuities add C$145. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accomm options see p.130. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa.

>> explore more >>

15 Days Road to Rome

2010 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 16 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 20 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 18

23 Days Road to Athens plus Greek Island Cruise 10 countries 17 nights hotels, 1 night ferry & 3 nights cruise 22 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 11 dinners & 3 suppers

10 countries England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Turkey

What’s included All as per itinerary • 21 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 17 nights in hotels, 1 night onboard a ferry & 3 nights onboard a cruise ship (more on pages 24-27) • 22 continental breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 11 three-course dinners (D) & 3 suppers (S) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Onboard representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise

Only with Contiki For Contiki’s special inclusions on this tour, refer to page 38.

The Parthenon, Athens

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>> explore more >> You’ll have plenty of free time to explore & do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. See Road to Athens optional activities below, excluding Corfu.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save C$100 with our multi tour discount. See page 19.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$115. See page 19 for details.

contiki.com/road-rome Little Venice, Mykonos

The ‘Road to Rome’ tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Simply Italy (p.58-59) • Italian Espresso (p.60-61)

FLORENCE: Tuscan Hills Feast with singing & dancing - Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence ROME: Guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum CORFU: Watersports including parasailing, waterskiing & tube riding Greek Island Cruise optional activities: KUSADASI: Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus PATMOS: Guided tour of the Monastry of St. John CRETE: Guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos Go to contiki.com/road-athens-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


20 Days European Impressions

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11 countries England, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, France, Monaco, Spain

Irish Sea

S.Ireland

NETHERLANDS 1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND Wales

Ruhr Valley

1

London Dover Calais English Channel

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Locally guided bike tour of Munich • Feature hotel: Swiss mountain lodge • Private boat to the islands of Venice

1 BRUSSELS BELGIUM

GERMANY

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS SWITZ

Loire Valley

FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

1 BORDEAUX

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Lucerne

2 SWISS ALPS

Liechtenstein

AUSTRIA Innsbruck

Hungary

Brenner Pass Lake Garda

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains Pisa Monaco

Carcassonne

SPAIN Portugal

contiki.com/impressions

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

BARCELONA 2

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise LUCERNE: Cruise on Lake Lucerne

2 FLORENCE ITALY

Adriatic Sea

Bosnia


41 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Brussels Meet up with your Contiki crew & 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 Mannekin-Pis, the Grand Place & the Palace of Justice Day 4: Brussels to Amsterdam Head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam & check out its myriad of museums, cool cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 5: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Follow the river to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Learn how beersteins are crafted Stunning drive along the Rhine River See the Lorelei Rock Day 6: Rhine Valley to Swiss Alps Stop in the lakeside town of Lucerne for chocolate before arriving in the beautiful Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive Day 7: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in this alpine paradise & enjoy the glaciers year round snow. Opt for one of the many activities on offer like snow tubing & hiking. (B,D) Day 8: Swiss Alps to Munich Leave this gorgeous area behind, 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 9: Munich to Venice Wind through the Alps & stop in Innsbruck, before travelling via the Brenner Pass to fairytale Venice. (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck Day 10: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 11: Venice to Florence Stop at lakeside Sirmione then it’s onto Pisa to check out its architectural wonder before reaching Renaissance Florence. (B,D) Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 12: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. 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 demonstration Day 13: Florence to French Riviera Head out along the Italian coastline & past the ancient maritime city of Genoa to the glamorous French Riviera. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 14: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Day 15: 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 Cote d’Azur Day 16: 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 Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 17: Barcelona to Bordeaux Feel the glory of medieval Carcassonne on the road to Bordeaux. (B) Visit one of Europe’s greatest fortress cities Day 18: 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 Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 19: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 20: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Superior Multi-country 20 Days European Impressions 11 countries 18 nights hotels 17 breakfasts & 9 dinners Shopping in Florence

What’s included All as per itinerary • 18 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 16 nights in hotels & 2 nights in Contiki’s feature hotel (more on pages 24-27) • 17 continental breakfasts (B) & 9 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

9

Marienplatz, Munich

When to go and how much Code: BBEM Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Paris

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C$ pp

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Paris

3085 3085 3159 3239 3239 3239 3239 3239 3299 3299 3299 3299 3299

2010 JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 10 AUG 24 AUG 31 SEP 7 SEP 14 • SEP 21 • SEP 25 • SEP 28 OCT 5

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C$ pp

8 15 22 29 12 19 26 3 10 14 17 24

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$159. See page 19 for details.

3299 3299 3239 3159 3159 3239 3239 3239 3239 3239 3239 3239

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Tripleshare reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of C$819. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. Carcassonne fortress

Relaxing in Nice

VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals, a truly memorable experience - Guided city walking tour FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence - Tuscan hills feast with singing & dancing BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner Go to contiki.com/impressions-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


21 Days European Inspiration

ys 9 a D 21 $255 C Day from / 2 2 1 C$ ly d on Lan

10 countries England, Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France

North Sea

Irish Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Wales 1 London Dover Calais English Channel

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Tuscan wine tasting & antipasti • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

2 BERLIN

Edam

ENGLAND

Poland

GERMANY

Dresden

BELGIUM 2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP MUNICH 2

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Slovakia

Dachau

2 PARIS

Tyrol

SWITZ 2 LUCERNE Swiss Alps

AUSTRIA

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Lake Como Atlantic Ocean

Pisa

2 FLORENCE ITALY

Serbia Montenegro

Mediterranean Sea

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Vatican City

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Bosnia

Adriatic Sea

Spain

contiki.com/inspiration

Hungary

Brenner Pass

AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour

2 ROME Albania


43 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. 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 Day 4: 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) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 5: Amsterdam to Berlin Motor down the Autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. (B,D) Day 6: Berlin Savour 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 & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie' Day 7: 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,D) Day 8: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 9: Prague to Munich Stop at the sobering Dachau concentration camp memorial before reaching lively Munich, home to Oktoberfest - celebrating 200 years in 2010. (B) Visit the Dachau concentration camp Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Visit a traditional beer hall Day 10: Munich Don some ‘Lederhosen’ & have some fun in this cultural haven with its staggering array of museums, killer shopping & lively beer gardens. (B,D) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 11: Munich to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps via the Brenner Pass to fairytale Venice. (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Day 12: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B)

Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 13: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 14: 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,D) Day 15: Rome to Florence Stop in the Tuscan hillsides as we make our way to the Renaissance city of Florence. (B,D) Day 16: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. 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 demonstration Day 17: Florence to Lucerne Stop & check out Pisa’s architectural wonder then catch a glimpse of Lake Como before arriving in Lucerne, nestled in the Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge Day 18: Lucerne Your jaw will drop at the alpine beauty of this lakeside town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B) Day 19: 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 Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 20: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French perfumery Day 21: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Superior Multi-country 21 Days European Inspiration 10 countries 19 nights hotels 18 breakfasts & 9 dinners White water rafting, Tyrol

What’s included

Notre Dame, Paris

When to go and how much Code: BBAP Summer 2010

Code: WWAP Winter 2010/11

Depart Canada

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Paris

2010 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 13 DEC 16 DEC 18 DEC 20 DEC 23 DEC 25 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

18 25 1 8 15 22 29 6 13 15 18 20 22 25 27 29 1

NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN

5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 2 5 7 9 12 14 16 19

2685 2685 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2709 2709 2709 2709 2709 2709 2709 2709

2011 JAN 1 JAN 3 JAN 6 JAN 13 JAN 15 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 5 MAR 12

JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR

3 5 8 15 17 22 29 5 12 19 26 7 14

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR APR

21 23 26 2 4 9 16 23 2 9 16 25 1

2709 2709 2709 2709 2709 2559 2559 2559 2559 2559 2559 2559 2609

2010 APR 8 APR 22 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 20 JUN 3 JUN 10 JUN 17 JUN 24 JUL 1 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 17 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 • SEP 18 • SEP 23 • SEP 25 • SEP 30 OCT 7

Start London

APR APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

Finish Paris

10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 15 JUN 22 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 AUG 19 AUG 24 AUG 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 SEP 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 OCT 20 OCT 25 OCT 27 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT

C$ pp

28 12 26 2 9 23 30 7 14 21 28 4 6 11 18 25 1 15 22 29 6 8 13 15 20 27

3245 3245 3325 3409 3409 3409 3409 3409 3409 3475 3475 3475 3475 3475 3475 3409 3325 3325 3409 3409 3409 3409 3409 3409 3409 3245

C$ pp

All as per itinerary • 19 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 18 continental breakfasts (B) & 9 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD HERITAGE • Number of World SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

7

Save Money! Summer tour discounts If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$165. Winter tour discounts If you pay 12 months in advance you save C$269. Or pay 6 months in advance and save C$135. See page 19 for details.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBAP - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$865. WWAP - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$685. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Prague

Markets in Florence

PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise with lunch TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure (summer departures only) VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour FLORENCE: Tuscan hills feast with singing & dancing ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner Go to contiki.com/inspiration-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


23 Days European Vista

ys a D 23 $2819 C Day from / 3 2 1 C$ ly d on Lan

11 countries England, France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

Irish Sea

North Sea Edam

ENGLAND

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

Wales

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Feature hotel: Pyramid Hotel in Vienna • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam

BELGIUM

Valley of the Somme

1 RHINE VALLEY

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Dachau

2 PARIS

Slovakia

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

1 VIENNA 2 TYROL AUSTRIA

SWITZ 2

LUCERNE

Swiss Alps Atlantic Ocean

ITALY

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains

1 FLORENCE

Bosnia Serbia Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Vatican City

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Hungary

Brenner Pass

Bologna

Spain

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Poland

London Dover Calais English Channel

contiki.com/vista

GERMANY

1

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner FRENCH RIVIERA: Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco LUCERNE: Cruise on Lake Lucerne (summer departures only)

Albania


45 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 4: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French perfumery Day 5: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 6: Lucerne Your jaw will drop at the alpine beauty of this lake town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument Day 7: Lucerne to French Riviera Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en-route to the glamorous resort town of Nice. Tonight rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 8: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Day 9: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 10: 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. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome Day 11: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” and explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 12: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Appenine Mountains & stop at elegant Bologna, before reaching enchanting Venice. (B,D) See Bologna’s famous porticos & two towers

Day 13: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 14: 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 15: Austrian Tyrol Choose your own adventure in the mountains of Tyrol - exhilarating outdoor activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! (B,D) Day 16: Austrian Tyrol to Munich Stop at the sobering Dachau concentration camp memorial before reaching lively Munich, home to Oktoberfest - celebrating 200 years in 2010. (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Visit Dachau concentration camp Day 17: Munich to Vienna Leave festive Bavaria behind & head to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B) Day 18: Vienna to Prague Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour of Vienna. Then travel through Bohemia to Prague, “The City of a Thousand Spires.” (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 19: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 20: Prague to Rhine Valley Journey through Germany to the Rhine River valley full of castles & renowned vineyards. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock Scenic River Cruise (summer departures only) Day 21: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the canals, gable houses & the city by night Day 22: Amsterdam Hop on a bike & peddle past windmills out to the scenic village of Edam, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Then check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Day 23: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Superior Multi-country 23 Days European Vista 11 countries 21 nights hotels 20 breakfasts & 11 dinners Munich

What’s included

Feasting in Prague

When to go and how much Code: BBHV Summer 2010

Code: WWHT Winter 2010/11

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

2010 APR 8 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 10 JUN 17 JUN 24 JUL 1 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 17 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 9 • SEP 16 • SEP 18 • SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT

2010 OCT 14 OCT 21 NOV 4 NOV 11 NOV 18 NOV 25 DEC 2 DEC 9 DEC 11 DEC 16 DEC 18 DEC 20 DEC 25

OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

16 23 6 13 20 27 4 11 13 18 20 22 27

NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN

5 12 26 3 10 17 24 31 2 7 9 11 16

2955 2955 2899 2899 2899 2899 2899 2899 2899 2985 2985 2985 2985

2011 JAN 1 JAN 8 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17

JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR

3 10 22 29 12 19 26 5 12 19

JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR APR APR

23 30 11 18 4 11 18 25 1 8

2985 2985 2819 2819 2819 2819 2819 2819 2875 2875

10 24 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 19 24 31 7 14 28 4 11 18 20 25 2 9

30 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 6 8 13 20 27 3 17 24 1 8 10 15 22 29

3565 3565 3655 3655 3745 3745 3745 3745 3745 3745 3745 3835 3835 3835 3835 3835 3835 3745 3655 3655 3745 3745 3745 3745 3745 3745 3565

All as per itinerary • 21 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 20 continental breakfasts (B) & 11 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, airconditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

8

Save Money! Summer tour discounts If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$185. Winter tour discounts If you pay 12 months in advance you save C$289. Or pay 6 months in advance and save C$145. See page 19 for details.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHV - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$949. WWHT - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$749. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. The 2 nights in the Austrian Tyrol are replaced with a 2nd night in both Florence and Vienna. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Amsterdam

FLORENCE: Tuscan hills feast - Entry to one of the city’s largest nightclubs ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum TYROL: Tandem paragliding (summer departures only) - Mountain bike tour & BBQ lunch (summer departures only) VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss classical music concert & dinner RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in an historic cellar AMSTERDAM : Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/vista-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


30 Days European Panorama

ys 5 a D 30 $485 C Day from / 2 6 1 C$ ly d on Lan

13 countries England, France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

contiki.com/panorama

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Wales Calais English Channel

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley

1 London Dover BELGIUM

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

1 BORDEAUX

2 SWISS ALPS

Liechtenstein Dolomite Lucerne Mountains Verona

Pisa Monaco

SPAIN

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Mauthausen

2

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Mediterranean Sea

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

FLORENCE ITALY

Romania

Bosnia Serbia

Adriatic Sea

2 ROME

BARCELONA 2

2 VIENNA

1 TYROL AUSTRIA

SWITZ

Atlantic Ocean

Carcassonne

Slovakia

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS Chateau Loire Valley Chambord FRANCE

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Montenegro Macedonia

1

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Feature hotels: Swiss mountain lodge & a Roman villa • Contiki onsite Rep in Corfu • Rhine River scenic cruise • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

ENGLAND

Vatican City Mt. Vesuvius Pompeii Brindisi

Albania 1

CORFU

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum

3

GREECE Corinth Canal


47 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & journey to the “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 4: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 5: Paris to Bordeaux Cut through the Loire Valley & pass rolling vineyards en-route to Bordeaux. (B) Scenic drive to see Château de Chambord Day 6: Bordeaux to Barcelona Feel the glory of medieval Carcassonne on the road to Barcelona. (B,D) Visit the greatest fortress city of Europe Day 7: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Art nouveau Cathedral & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel through Provence to the glamorous resort town of Nice on the French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Day 9: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop & worship the sun on the beach. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 10: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Florence. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 11: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. Later, 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 Day 12: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Two night stay at Hotel Cabala Day 13: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Then get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) Day 14: Rome to Corfu Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius

& opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Cross Italy & board the ferry to Greece. (B) Days 15-17: Corfu Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B)(B,D) Day 18: Corfu to Italy Cruise across the Adriatic Sea to the enchanting port of Venice. (B) Day 19: Arrive Venice Head out to Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona & then it’s back to Venice. (B,D) See Juliet's Balcony & the Roman Arena Day 20: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 21: Venice to Vienna Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Austria’s capital, Vienna. (B) Day 22: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & its wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture &, of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 23: Vienna to Munich Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial en-route to Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B) Entry into Mauthausen memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 24: Munich to Austrian Tyrol Be ‘wowed’ by stunning alpine scenery en-route to a cool Tyrolean village. (B,D) See this idyllic region famous for adventure sports Day 25: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before spending 2 days in the magical Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive Day 26: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking alps & enjoy one of the many outdoor activities this popular region has to choose from. (B,D) Day 27: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley Follow the Rhine River to a valley full of castles & vineyards. (B,D) Learn how beersteins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock Day 28: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the canals, gable houses & the city by night Day 29: Amsterdam Hop on a bike & peddle past windmills out to Edam. Afterwards, check out the myriad of museums, cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Day 30: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Superior Multi-country 30 Days European Panorama 13 countries 26 nights hotels 2 nights ferries 27 breakfasts & 14 dinners

What’s included All as per itinerary • 28 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 20 nights in hotels, 6 nights in Contiki’s feature hotels & 2 nights on board ferries (more on pages 24-27) • 27 continental breakfasts (B) & 14 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Corfu

13

Snow Trotti, Mount Titlis

When to go and how much

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$249. See page 19 for details.

Code: BBHM Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

2010 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG

2010 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 28 • SEP 4 • SEP 11 •

JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

19 3 17 24 31 14 21 28 5

16 30 13 20 27 11 18 25 1

4855 4979 5099 5099 5099 5099 5099 5099 5199

12 19 26 2 9 16 30 6 13

8 15 22 29 5 12 26 3 10

5199 5199 5199 5099 4979 4979 5099 5099 5099

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Tripleshare reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of C$1289. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. Guided audio tour, Pompeii

BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city CORFU: Cruise around the island on a traditional sailing boat VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour VIENNA: Schnaps museum visit & tasting TYROL: Tandem paragliding RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in a historic cellar AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the city’s canals Go to contiki.com/panorama-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


35 Days European Explorer plus Mykonos Island or Greek Island Cruising options

ys 5 a D 35 $595 C Day from / 1 7 1 C$ & xes rt ta o p lus ly p 09 2 d on Lan ities C$ u t Irish a r g Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM 2

ENGLAND

S.Ireland

Belarus

Edam

Wales

Ruhr Valley

1

London Dover Calais English Channel

GERMANY

BELGIUM

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS

Atlantic Ocean

Chateau de Cruix

SWITZ LUCERNE 2

Verona

FRANCE Pont du Gard

Portugal

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA BARCELONA 2

Mediterranean Sea

Slovakia

Mauthausen

2 VIENNA AUSTRIA

Liechtenstein

Swiss Alps

1 LYON

SPAIN

Ukraine

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Hungary

SLOVENIA 2 VENICE CROATIA

1 FLORENCE

Vatican City

BOSNIA 1 ZADAR

Split Adriatic Sea

ITALY

Romania

Serbia 2 DUBROVNIK MONTENEGRO

2 ROME Pompeii

Isle of Capri

Bulgaria Black Sea

Macedonia 1 TIRANA

Bari

1 SORRENTO

ALBANIA GREECE 1 PREVEZA Corinth Canal

1 Ionian Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Costa Blanca

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Patras

Turkey

1 ATHENS

MYKONOS 4

PARIS: Cabaret show & dinner MONACO: Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals


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49 Superior Multi-country 35 Days European Explorer 18 countries, 33 nights accomm, 32 breakfasts, 4 lunches (Cruising option), 17 dinners (Mykonos option), 19 dinners (Cruising option), & 4 suppers (Cruising option) The Duomo, Florence

Dubrovnik, Croatia

18 countries visited (see map for details) Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris by night cruiseRome on River Seine • Wine tasting at Contiki’s Chateau • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Day trip by boat to Capri • Entry & local guide to the Acropolis • Locally guided walking tour in Dubrovnik • Feature hotels: Mykonos beach resort or Greek Island cruise • Rhine River scenic cruise • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam

contiki.com/explorer

Beach resort, Mykonos

Itinerary and included sightseeing MYKONOS ISLAND OPTION Including days 18-21 staying on Mykonos Island Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Crew & ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 4: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance, & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 5: Paris to Lyon. We make our way Southbound through Burgundy via the beautiful 12th century chateau, Fontainebleau before arriving in Lyon. (B) Visit Chateau Fontainebleau Stop at Contiki’s 16th century Chateau Day 6: Lyon to Barcelona. Head to southern France, through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains, on to the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 7: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! (B)

See Gaudi’s Art nouveau Cathedral & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through Provence, one of France’s most stunning regions, past Cannes, to the glamorous resort town of Nice on the French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Day 9: 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 & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 10: French Riviera to Venice. Head to the Italian countryside, past the ancient maritime city of Genoa, stop in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona & on to fairytale Venice. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See Juliet’s balcony & the Roman Arena Day 11: Venice. Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 12: Venice to Florence. Wind through the Apennine Mountains & Tuscan hillsides to Florence, a Renaissance city full of striking buildings & sacred art. (B) Walking tour with a local guide See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Continues over page

What’s included All as per itinerary • 33 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki's feature hotel, 1 night onboard a ferry & Mykonos option: 30 nights in hotels or Cruising option: 4 nights on board cruise ship (your choice of quad or twin-share) & 26 nights in hotels (more on pages 24-27) • 32 continental breakfasts (B) & Mykonos option: 17 three-course dinners (D) or Cruising option: 4 lunches (L), 19 three-course dinners (D) & 4 suppers (S) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

17

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save up to C$309. See page 19 for details.

Shopping, Rome

FLORENCE: Tuscan hills feast with singing & dancing ROME: Guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum POMPEII: Guided tour of the ancient city ATHENS: Greek dinner & dancing night DUBROVNIK: Island cruise & swimming RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss concert & dinner SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Mt. Pilatus AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/explorer-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


50 Superior Multi-country 35 Days European Explorer 18 countries, 33 nights accomm, 32 breakfasts, 4 lunches (Cruising option), 17 dinners (Mykonos option), 19 dinners (Cruising option), & 4 suppers (Cruising option)

Itinerary and included sightseeing Continued from previous page Day 13: Florence to Rome. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder on the road to Rome. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 14: 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,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 15: Rome to Sorrento. From Naples, catch the boat to Capri & soak up its sweeping views & romantic atmosphere before setting sail for Sorrento. (B) Day 16: Sorrento to Greece. From postcard perfect Sorrento, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Then cross southern Italy & board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) Day 17: To Athens. From Patras, cross the impressive Corinth Canal en-route to the mythological city of Athens. (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Day 18: Athens to Mykonos. Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city before ferrying to Mykonos. (B,D) Days 19-21: Mykonos. Hang out for a few days in this Aegean paradise with its azure seas, golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. (B,D)(B)(B) Day 22: Mykonos to Preveza. Back to Greece’s mainland, we make our way through the mountains to Preveza. (B,D) Day 23: Preveza to Tirana. Travel into Albania & wind through the dramatic mountains & along the Adriatic Coast. (B,D) Day 24: Tirana to Dubrovnik. Continue along the sparkling coastline through tiny Montenegro toward the lovely, ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. (B,D)

Day 25: Dubrovnik. Find historic buildings, modern galleries, ancient sculptures & amazing seafood in this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site. (B,D) Day 26: Dubrovnik to Zadar. Move up the Dalmatian Coast, stopping in beautiful Split & travelling on to Zadar. (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split Day 27: Zadar to Vienna. Take off from the seaside city & cruise on through Slovenia to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B) Day 28: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & its wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture & of course, strudel! (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 29: Vienna to Munich. Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial en-route to Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B,D) Entry into Mauthausen memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 30: Munich to Lucerne. Leave the festive capital of Bavaria behind, cross through tiny Liechtenstein & arrive in the magical Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz Day 31: Lucerne. Your jaw will drop at the alpine beauty of this lake town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument Day 32: Lucerne to Rhine Valley. Follow the Rhine River, past the Black Forest to a valley full of castles & renowned vineyards. (B,D) Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock Day 33: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house

See the canals, gable houses & the city by night Day 34: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & peddle past windmills out to the scenic town of Edam, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Then check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Day 35: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

GREEK ISLAND CRUISING OPTION Includes 4 days Greek Island cruising Between days 18-22, there’s an option to cruise the Greek Islands hop onboard! More on page 88. Days 1-17: See main itinerary Day 18: Athens to Mykonos. Cruise to Mykonos with its golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D,S) Visit Mykonos town Day 19: Mykonos to Patmos via Kusadasi (Turkey). Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi. Later, enjoy friendly, unspoilt Patmos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos Day 20: Patmos to Rhodes. Explore pristine beaches, medieval towns & cool shops. (B,L,D,S) See the fortified town of Rhodes Day 21: Rhodes to Santorini via Heraklion (Crete). Drop by Crete en-route to Santorini & its famous blue & white buildings. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Visit the main town of Fira Day 22: Santorini to Preveza. Back to the mainland, we make our way through the mountains to Preveza. (B,D) Days 23-35: See main itinerary

When to go and how much Mykonos Island Option Code: BBHE Summer 2010

Greek Island Cruising Option Code: BHEC Summer 2010

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

2010 APR 30 MAY 14 MAY 21 JUN 4 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 30 AUG 13 AUG 27 • SEP 3 • SEP 10

MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

2010 APR 30 MAY 14 MAY 21 JUN 4 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 30 AUG 13 AUG 27 • SEP 3 • SEP 10

MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

2 16 23 6 20 27 4 11 18 1 15 29 5 12

3 17 24 8 22 29 5 12 19 2 16 30 7 14

6255 6409 6409 6409 6409 6409 6535 6535 6535 6409 6255 6409 6409 6409

2 16 23 6 20 27 4 11 18 1 15 29 5 12

3 17 24 8 22 29 5 12 19 2 16 30 7 14

5955 6099 6099 6099 6099 6099 6219 6219 6219 6099 5955 6099 6099 6099

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Tripleshare reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHE - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$1929. BHEC - Summer 2010 Single room/cabin supplement of C$1835. Port taxes and gratuities add C$209. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.


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11 Days England & Scotland

Isle of Skye

Superior In-depth

1 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Loch Ness

SCOTLAND WEST 1 HIGHLANDS

11 Days England & Scotland 2 countries 9 nights hotels 8 breakfasts & 4 dinners

St. Andrews

Stirling

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1

Northumberland National Park

Gretna Green

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

North Sea

2 countries

1 YORK

Irish Sea

England, Scotland

What’s included

Liverpool

ENGLAND

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Wales Bath

BRISTOL 1

1 London

Stonehenge

English Channel

L

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

When to go and how much

contiki.com/england-scotland

All as per itinerary • 9 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 4 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

7

Code: BBBR Summer 2010

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Bristol Meet up with your Contiki Crew & take a London sightseeing tour before travelling west to Bristol, via Bath. Tonight, enjoy traditional English fare at a 17th century English pub. (D) See the mystical boulders of Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town of Bath Day 4: Bristol to York Visit Liverpool as we make our way through the charming Peak District to York. (B,D) Guided walking tour of York See York Minster & Clifford's Tower Day 5: York to Lake District This morning we make our way to Cumbria’s gorgeous Lake District. There are plenty of optional activities to choose from like hiking & kayaking. (B) Visit Bowness & see Lake Windermere Day 6: 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 7: 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 8: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands Stop at the original home of golf St. Andrews, on the way to the Scottish

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Highlands & Loch Ness. (B,D) Visit a Whisky distillery 9: 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 Day 10: West Highlands to Glasgow Visit historic Stirling before arriving in lively Glasgow. (B) See Stirling Castle & William Wallace Monument See George Square & the Glasgow City Chambers Day 11: Depart Glasgow/Train to London The tour 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 to London where your tour ends upon arrival. (B)

Edinburgh

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Depart Canada 2010 MAR 24 APR 7 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 12 MAY 19 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 9 JUN 16 JUN 23 JUN 27 JUN 30 JUL 7 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 4 • AUG 11 •

Start London

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Start London

Finish C$ Glasgow pp or London

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AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

20 27 3 10 17 24 1

28 4 11 18 25 2 9

1565 1565 1565 1565 1565 1565 1565

Only with Contiki • Beatles music tour • Scottish whisky distillery visit & tasting

Code: WWBR Winter 2010/11 2010 OCT 14 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 26 DEC 30

OCT DEC DEC DEC JAN

2011 JAN 6 FEB 3 MAR 3

JAN 8 FEB 5 MAR 5

16 11 18 28 1

OCT DEC DEC JAN JAN

23 18 25 4 8

1225 1199 1229 1229 1229

JAN 15 1229 FEB 12 1165 MAR 12 1165

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. BBBR - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$409. WWBR - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$315. • These tours will be in Edinburgh during the Festival & Military Tattoo (tickets not included). Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 8:00am (end Glasgow) or 1:00pm (end London). For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 1 night in Bristol, York 1 night, Edinburgh 2 nights, Scottish Highlands 1 night, Glasgow 1 night, Liverpool 1 night. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

Save Money! Summer tour discounts If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$75. Winter tour discounts If you pay 12 months in advance you save C$119. Or pay 6 months in advance and save C$59. See page 19 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you can also experience Ireland with Contiki. Take a 18 day Great Britain & Ireland tour & combine the best of both regions. More on pages 54-55.

You choose! Want to finish in London? Add C$179 to take the train from Glasgow to London.

YORK: Evening ‘Ghost’ walk LAKE DISTRICT: Kayaking or Canoeing in a spectacular setting - High ropes course EDINBURGH: Traditional dinner with haggis & bagpipes SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS: Boat cruise on Loch Ness

Go to contiki.com/england-scotland-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


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9 Days

Superior In-depth 9 Days Ireland 1 country 7 nights hotels 7 breakfasts & 4 dinners

Ireland

Cliffs of Moher

1 country

Ireland Giant’s

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 7 continental breakfasts (B) & 4 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Only with Contiki • Local guide in Belfast • Irish whisky distillery visit & tasting

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$59. See page 19 for details.

LONDONDERRY 1 Causeway Belfast Atlantic Ocean

N.IRELAND Irish Sea

REP. OF IRELAND

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DUBLIN 2

GALWAY 2 Cliffs of Moher

1 KILKENNY 1 Blarney

CORK

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/ireland

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: BBIR Summer 2010

Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Dublin Check-in to your hotel and this evening meet up with your Tour Manager and fellow Contiki travellers. (D) Day 3: Dublin to Londonderry Discover the troubled history of Belfast then be amazed by natural rock formations of the spectacular Giant’s Causeway as we make our way to the walled city of Londonderry. (B) See the Giant’s Causeway Day 4: Londonderry to Galway Explore Londonderry & its fascinating historical sites, before travelling south through Connacht to Galway. (B) See the 17th century city walls of Londonderry Day 5: 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, 40 minutes boat ride away. (B,D) Day 6: Galway to Cork Spot the Cliffs of Moher then get the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone before arriving in Cork. (B,D) Visit Blarney, home of the Blarney Stone Day 7: Cork to Kilkenny See the brightly coloured buildings of the hill-side Cobh before reaching our next stop, the charming medieval Kilkenny. (B,D) Entrance to the Port Heritage Centre, last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic

Depart Canada

Start Dublin

Finish Dublin

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Depart Canada

Start Dublin

Finish Dublin

C$ pp

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1175 1175 1209 1209 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1269 1269 1269

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JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

1269 1269 1269 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235

3 17 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 7 10

10 24 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 14 17

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

24 31 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of C$299. Tour starts 4:30pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you can also experience Britain with Contiki. Take a 18 day Great Britain & Ireland tour & combine the best of both regions. More on pages 54-55.

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

ys 9 Da $1175 C Day from 31/ Can$d 1 only

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

See the Rock of Cashel See Kilkenny Castle & St. Canice's Cathedral Day 8: Kilkenny to Dublin Dublin has so much to do & see, so take time to explore it’s vibrant mix of thriving markets, museums, cafes & enjoy the easy-going local hospitality. (B) See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square & St. Stephen's Green Day 9: Depart Dublin The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Ireland

DUBLIN: Visit the Guinness Brewery Storehouse LONDONDERRY: Walking tour including Bogside Murals GALWAY: Boat ride to Aran Islands KILKENNY: Guided walking tour of the city Go to contiki.com/ireland-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


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7 Days

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Loch Ness 1

Isle of Skye

SCOTLAND WEST 1 HIGHLANDS

Scotland

Superior In-depth

St. Andrews

Stirling

7 Days Scotland 1 country 5 nights hotels 5 breakfasts & 2 dinners

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1

1 country N.Ireland

ys 7 Da $879 C Day from 26/ 1 $ Cand only

Irish

Places visited Sea 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/scotland

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Edinburgh Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet your Tour Manager & fellow travellers. Day 3: Edinburgh Spend the day exploring this city, perched on top of hills, shadowed by cliffs & overlooking the sea. (B,D) Day 4: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands Stop at the original home of golf St. Andrews, on the way to the Scottish Highlands & Loch Ness. (B,D) Visit a Whisky distillery Day 5: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands See the stunning Isle of Skye, with its

moors, mountains, lochs & sea cliffs. (B) See spectacular Eilean Donan Castle Visit seaside town Portree See Ben Nevis Day 6: West Highlands to Glasgow Visit historic Stirling before arriving in lively Glasgow. After an afternoon sightseeing, immerse yourself in the famous live music scene tonight. (B) See Stirling Castle & William Wallace Monument See George Square & the Glasgow City Chambers Day 7: Depart Glasgow The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 7 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

14 Days Scotland & Ireland Experience 2 countries with our longer Scotland & Ireland 14 day tour. Code: BBED Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Edinburgh Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. Days 3-13: Edinburgh - Dublin Refer to days 7-17 of Great Britain & Ireland map, itinerary & included sightseeing on pages 54 & 55.

ays 14 D $1985 C Day from 42/ C$1 ly d on Lan

Day 14: Depart Dublin The tour ends after breakfast & it's time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Save Money! Pay 6 months in advance & save C$105. See page 19 for details.

For full itinerary refer to contiki.com/scotland-ireland

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

What’s included

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Start Finish C$ Edinburgh Glasgow pp

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3 17 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 7 10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9

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29 12 26 3 10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 2 5 12 19 26 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4

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Scotland

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. BBSC - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$225. BBED - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$515. These tours join the Great Britain & Ireland tour on Day 6 in Edinburgh. • These tours will be in Edinburgh during the Festival & Military Tattoo (tickets not included). Tour starts 4:30pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

All as per itinerary • 5 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 5 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Only with Contiki • Scottish whisky distillery visit & tasting

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$45. See page 19 for details.

Aberdeen Angus

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you can also experience the rest of Great Britain & Ireland with Contiki. Take a 18 day Great Britain & Ireland tour & combine the best of both regions. More on pages 54-55.

EDINBURGH: Traditional dinner with haggis & bagpipe entertainment SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS: Boat cruise on Loch Ness Go to contiki.com/scotland-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


18 Days Great Britain & Ireland

ys 9 a D 18 $235 C Day from / 2 3 1 C$ ly d on Lan

4 countries England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Beatles music tour • Local guide in Belfast • Irish whisky distillery visit & tasting

Isle of Skye

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Loch Ness 1

SCOTLAND WEST 1 HIGHLANDS St. Andrews Stirling

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1 LONDONDERRY 1

Giant’s Causeway

Gretna Green

Belfast

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

N.IRELAND REP. OF IRELAND GALWAY 2

DUBLIN 2

Northumberland National Park

Irish Sea

1 YORK

North Sea

Holyhead Liverpool

Cliffs of Moher

1 KILKENNY 1 CORK

ENGLAND WALES

Blarney

BRISTOL 1

Bath

1 London

Stonehenge

contiki.com/britain-ireland

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

France English Channel

YORK: Evening ‘Ghost’ walk EDINBURGH: Traditional dinner with haggis & bagpipe entertainment


55 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Bristol Meet up with your Contiki Crew & take a London sightseeing tour before travelling west to Bristol, via Bath. Tonight, enjoy traditional English fare at a 17th century English pub. (D) See the mystical boulders of Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town of Bath Day 4: Bristol to York Visit Liverpool as we make our way through the charming Peak District to York. (B,D) Guided walking tour of York See York Minster & Clifford's Tower Day 5: York to Lake District This morning we make our way to Cumbria’s gorgeous Lake District. There are plenty of optional activities to choose from like hiking & kayaking. (B) Visit Bowness & see Lake Windermere Day 6: 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 7: 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 8: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands Stop at the original home of golf St. Andrews, on the way to the Scottish Highlands & Loch Ness. (B,D) Visit a Whisky distillery Day 9: 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 Day 10: West Highlands to Glasgow Visit historic Stirling before arriving in lively Glasgow. (B) See Stirling Castle & William Wallace Monument See George Square & the Glasgow City Chambers Day 11: Glasgow to Dublin Ferry to Northern Ireland, travelling through County Meath to Dublin. (B,D) Day 12: Dublin to Londonderry Discover the troubled history of the now redeveloped Belfast then be amazed by natural rock formations of the Giant’s Causeway. (B) See the Giant’s Causeway Day 13: Londonderry to Galway Explore Londonderry & its fascinating historical sites, before travelling south through Connacht to Galway. (B) See the 17th century city walls of Londonderry Day 14: Galway Discover the quintessential Irish town where Gaelic is still spoken on the streets. There’s also an option to visit the Aran Islands, 40 minutes boat ride away. (B,D) Day 15: Galway to Cork Spot the Cliffs of Moher then get the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone before arriving in Cork. (B,D) Visit Blarney, home of the Blarney Stone Day 16: Cork to Kilkenny See the brightly coloured 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 Day 17: 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 Day 18: Dublin to London We ferry across the Irish Sea to Wales & travel back to London where the tour ends upon arrival. (B)

Superior In-depth 18 Days Great Britain & Ireland 4 countries 16 nights hotels 15 breakfasts & 8 dinners Fish, chips & mushy peas

What’s included All as per itinerary • 16 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 15 continental breakfasts (B) & 8 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Canoeing, Lake District

When to go and how much

7

Code: BBUK Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start London

Finish London

C$ pp

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish London

2010 MAR 24 APR 7 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 12 MAY 19 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 9 JUN 16 JUN 23 JUN 27 JUN 30

MAR APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL

2359 2359 2359 2359 2419 2419 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2535

2010 JUL 7 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 4 • AUG 11 • AUG 18 • AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 22 SEP 29

JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

26 9 23 30 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 29 2

10 24 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 14 17

9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 1

24 31 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16

C$ pp

2535 2535 2535 2535 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$119. See page 19 for details.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of C$635. This tour is a combination tour where clients who have booked the England & Scotland section only return to London on Day 11 and those who have booked the Ireland only section join on Day 11. • These tours will be in Edinburgh during the Festival & Military Tattoo (tickets not included). Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 8:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Loch Ness, Scotland

LAKE DISTRICT: Kayaking or Canoeing in a spectacular setting - High ropes course SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS: Boat cruise on Loch Ness DUBLIN: Visit the Guinness Brewery Storehouse LONDONDERRY: Walking tour with local guide GALWAY: Boat ride to Aran Islands KILKENNY: Guided walking tour of the city Go to contiki.com/britain-ireland-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


56

8 Days

Superior In-depth 8 Days London & Paris 2 countries 6 nights hotels 6 breakfasts & 2 dinners

London & Paris

Bath, England North Sea

NETHERLANDS

2 countries

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

England, France

Bath

What’s included All as per itinerary • 6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 6 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

6

3

LONDON Dover

Calais English Channel Valley of the Somme

PARIS 3

+

ys 8 Da $1009 C Day from 27/ 1 $ Cand only

BELGIUM

Stonehenge

Germany 2

Versailles

1

FRANCE

L

SWITZ ITALY

Mediterranean Sea

ROME 2

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/london-paris

This map shows route & nightstops for all tours featured on pages 56-57

Only with Contiki

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

• Ticket to a West End musical • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Entry & tour of the Palace of Versailles

Code: BBGE Summer 2010

Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6pm, meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner & a stroll through Covent Garden. (D) Walking tour to see Soho, Covent Garden & Piccadilly Circus in London's West End Days 3-4: London Get set for a couple of action packed days in this cosmopolitan city - sightsee 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 up a storm, explore vibrant neighbourhoods, or catch a bird's eye view of it all from the London Eye. (B)(B) See the mystical boulders of Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town, Bath Experience a traditional English Pub Sightseeing tour of London See Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the House of Parliament, Big Ben & the Royal Palace 1 day Tube pass for the London Underground Day 5: London to Paris This morning, ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D)

More options This tour can be extended onward from Paris through to either Amsterdam or Rome. Check out the opposite page for more info.

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Paris

2010 APR 9 APR 23 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 13 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

APR APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

10 24 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 14 21 28 4 11 18

C$ pp

16 30 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 6 20 27 3 10 17 24

1229 1229 1265 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1265 1265 1265 1295 1295 1295

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Paris

C$ pp

2010 SEP 24 OCT 1

SEP 25 OCT 1 1295 OCT 2 OCT 8 1295

Code: WWGE Winter 10/11 2010 OCT 15 OCT 29 NOV 12 NOV 26 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 21 DEC 26 DEC 29

OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

16 30 13 27 11 18 22 27 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

22 5 19 3 17 24 28 2 5

1049 1049 1035 1035 1035 1065 1065 1065 1065

2011 JAN 14 JAN 28 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR

15 29 26 5 12 19

JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR

21 4 4 11 18 25

1065 1009 1009 1009 1025 1025

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. BBGE - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$319. WWGE - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$259. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. Galeries Lafayette, Paris

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 6-7: 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 Château Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. (B)(B) Visit a French perfumery Day 8: Depart Paris The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say "au-revoir" to your new friends. (B)

Trying escargot (snails)

BATH: Guided tour of the Roman Baths STONEHENGE: Audio guided tour of Stonehenge PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & 3 course dinner Go to contiki.com/london-paris-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


57

London & Paris

When to go and how much

plus Paris extension

Code: BBGP Summer 2010

10 Days from C$1215 C$122/Day

2010 APR 9 APR 23 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 13 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-7: Canada to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing on page 56. Days 8-9: Paris Check out this avant-garde city for a couple more days. Cruise from one side of the metropolis to the next 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 & savour delicious gourmet food. Or day trip out to a nearby attraction like Disneyland Paris, the Champagne Region, or the Monet gardens in Giverny. (B)(B) 2 day pass on Paris metro Day 10: Depart Paris The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say "au-revoir" to your new friends. (B) Please note: The Paris extension section of this tour is unescorted.

>> explore more >> See optional activities on page 56.

contiki.com/london-paris-plus

London & Paris

plus Amsterdam 10 Days from C$1489 C$149/Day Itinerary and included sightseeing

Transfer to station & train to Amsterdam

Days 1-7: Canada to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 56.

Day 10: Depart Amsterdam The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Days 8-9: Paris to Amsterdam Hop on the train & head to the Netherland's free-wheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. Check out its myriad of museums, cool cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B)(B)

Transfer to Amsterdam hotel 2 day city tram pass

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.

>> explore more >> See optional activities on page 56.

Depart Canada

Start London

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

10 24 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 14 21 28 4 11 18 25

Finish Paris

C$ pp

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

2010 1499 OCT 1 OCT 2 OCT 10 1575 1499 1539 Code: WWGP Winter 10/11 1575 1575 2010 1575 OCT 15 OCT 16 OCT 24 1269 1575 OCT 29 OCT 30 NOV 7 1269 1575 NOV 12 NOV 13 NOV 21 1249 1575 NOV 26 NOV 27 DEC 5 1249 1575 DEC 10 DEC 11 DEC 19 1249 1615 DEC 17 DEC 18 DEC 26 1285 1615 DEC 21 DEC 22 DEC 30 1285 1615 DEC 26 DEC 27 JAN 4 1285 1615 DEC 29 DEC 30 JAN 7 1285 1615 1539 2011 1539 JAN 14 JAN 15 JAN 23 1285 1539 JAN 28 JAN 29 FEB 6 1215 1575 FEB 25 FEB 26 MAR 6 1215 1575 MAR 04 MAR 05 MAR 13 1215 1575 MAR 11 MAR 12 MAR 20 1239 1575 MAR 18 MAR 19 MAR 27 1239

18 2 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 8 22 29 5 12 19 26 3

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Paris

C$ pp

BBGP - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$385 WWGP - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$315

Code: BBGA Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

2010 APR 9 APR 23 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 13 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

10 24 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 14 21 28 4 11 18 25

18 2 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 8 22 29 5 12 19 26 3

1625 1625 1665 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1665 1665 1665 1709 1709 1709 1709

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

2010 OCT 1

OCT 2

OCT 10 1709

Code: WWGA Winter 10/11 2010 OCT 15 OCT 29 NOV 12 NOV 26 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 21 DEC 26 DEC 29

OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

16 30 13 27 11 18 22 27 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

24 7 21 5 19 26 30 4 7

1555 1555 1535 1535 1535 1579 1579 1579 1579

2011 JAN 14 JAN 28 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR

15 29 26 5 12 19

JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR

23 6 6 13 20 27

1579 1489 1489 1489 1519 1519

BBGA - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$419 WWGA - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$389

contiki.com/london-amsterdam

London & Paris

plus Rome 11 Days from C$1645 C$150/Day Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-7: Canada to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 56. Day 8: Paris to Rome Squeeze in some last minute sightseeing or shopping around Paris before hopping on the overnight train to Rome. (B) Transfer to station & overnight train to Rome

Days 9-10: Rome Check-in to your hotel & use your metro pass to get out & see the ancient sights of the “Eternal City.” Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ & explore this living museum, give sophisticated Italian fashions a go & gorge on delicious gelato. (B) Day 11: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say "arrivederci" to your new friends. (B) Please note: You’ll travel independently by train & will be met by a Contiki Representative in Rome & transferred to your hotel. Your stay in Rome is unescorted.

Transfer to Rome hotel

>> explore more >>

2 day pass on Rome metro

See optional activities on page 56.

contiki.com/london-rome

Code: BBGR Summer 2010 Depart Canada 2010 APR 9 APR 23 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 13 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24

Start London APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

10 24 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 14 21 28 4 11 18 25

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Rome

C$ pp

Finish Rome

C$ pp

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

2010 1895 OCT 1 OCT 2 OCT 11 1995 1895 1945 Code: WWGR Winter 10/11 1995 1995 2010 1995 OCT 15 OCT 16 OCT 25 1719 1995 OCT 29 OCT 30 NOV 8 1719 1995 NOV 12 NOV 13 NOV 22 1695 1995 NOV 26 NOV 27 DEC 6 1695 1995 DEC 10 DEC 11 DEC 20 1695 2045 DEC 17 DEC 18 DEC 27 1745 2045 DEC 21 DEC 22 DEC 31 1745 2045 DEC 26 DEC 27 JAN 5 1745 2045 DEC 29 DEC 30 JAN 8 1745 2045 1945 2011 1945 JAN 14 JAN 15 JAN 24 1745 1945 JAN 28 JAN 29 FEB 7 1645 1995 FEB 25 FEB 26 MAR 7 1645 1995 MAR 4 MAR 5 MAR 14 1645 1995 MAR 11 MAR 12 MAR 21 1679 1995 MAR 18 MAR 19 MAR 28 1679

19 3 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 5 12 19 26 2 9 23 30 6 13 20 27 4

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. BBGR - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$495 WWGR - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$429 Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accomm options see page 130.

Superior In-depth 10 or 11 Days London & Paris plus Paris, Amsterdam or Rome extensions

London & Paris plus Paris extension 2 countries England, France 8 nights hotels plus Amsterdam 4 countries England, France Belgium (in transit) Netherlands 8 nights hotels Train journey (+ transfer) plus Rome 4 countries England, France Switzerland (in transit), Italy 8 nights hotels 1 night train (+ transfer)

What’s included All as per itinerary • 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver on days 2-8 • Transport in a modern, airconditioned coach with powerpoints for charging on days 2-8 • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours in London & Paris • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Only with Contiki • Tickets to a West End musical • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Entry & tour of the Palace of Versailles

Eiffel tower, Paris


13 Days Simply Italy

ys 5 a D 13 $167 C Day from / 9 2 1 C$ ly d on Lan

Switz

2 countries Italy, Vatican City

Slovenia Lake Garda

MILAN 1

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Welcome glass of prosecco overlooking the Bay of Naples • Day trip by boat to the Isle of Capri • Tuscan wine tasting & antipasti • Coastal cruise of the Cinqueterre • Entry & tour of The Sistine Chapel

France

Verona

2 VENICE

Croatia

LA SPEZIA 1 Cinque Terre

2 FLORENCE

Bosnia

Pisa Apennine Mountains

Adriatic Sea

Montenegro

ITALY Mediterranean Sea

3 ROME Vatican City Pompeii Isle of Capri

contiki.com/simply-italy

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

2 SORRENTO

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum LAKE GARDA: Cruise on the lake

Ionian Sea


59 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. (D) Day 3: Rome to Sorrento Travel south past Naples, the home of pizza, to the beautiful resort town of Sorrento. Tonight, enjoy a drink overlooking the stunning Bay of Naples. (B) See Mt. Vesuvius Scenic coastal drive to Sorrento Day 4: 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,D) Day 5: Sorrento to Florence From postcard perfect Sorrento, pass through rural Umbria & Tuscany’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. (B,D) Local wine tasting in the Chianti region Day 6: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. 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 demonstration Day 7: Florence to La Spezia Stop & check out Pisa's famous architectural wonder & then watch locals fishing along the shores. Indulge in tasty local food & wine & pick up some rare souvenirs in the seaside setting of the Cinque Terre. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Visit Monterosso, Portovenere along the Cinque Terre Cruise (weather permitting) & train along the scenic coast

Sorrento

Day 8: La Spezia to Milan Leave the beauty of the Cinque Terre region behind & head to the capital of fashion, Milan! (B,D) See the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II & La Scala Opera House in Milan Day 9: Milan to Venice Follow the route of the Romans to the lakeside resort of Sirmione. Later, profess your love in Romeo & Juliet's home of Verona before arriving in fairytale Venice. (B) Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda See Juliet's Balcony & the Roman Arena in Verona Day 10: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 11: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum Day 12: 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 Day 13: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Superior In-depth 13 Days Simply Italy 2 countries 11 nights hotels 11 breakfasts & 6 dinners Included guided tour of The Sistine Chapel

What’s included All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 11 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Italian Vespa scooter

8

When to go and how much Code: BBSY Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start Rome

2010 APR 3 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 11 MAY 15 MAY 18 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 13 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 28 SEP 4

APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP

Finish Rome

4 18 25 2 9 12 16 19 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 14 18 25 1 8 15 29 5

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

C$ pp

15 29 6 13 20 23 27 30 3 10 17 24 1 8 15 22 25 29 5 12 19 26 9 16

1965 1965 1965 2019 2019 2019 2069 2069 2069 2069 2069 2069 2069 2069 2099 2099 2099 2099 2099 2069 2019 2019 2069 2069

Depart Canada

Start Rome

2010 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2

SEP SEP SEP OCT

Finish Rome

12 19 26 3

SEP SEP OCT OCT

C$ pp

23 30 7 14

2069 2069 2069 1965

Code: WWSY Winter 2010/11 2010 OCT 17 NOV 7 NOV 21 DEC 5 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 28 2011 JAN 2 JAN 16 FEB 6 MAR 6 MAR 20

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR

18 8 22 6 20 24 29

3 17 7 7 21

OCT NOV DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

JAN JAN FEB MAR APR

29 19 3 17 31 4 9

14 28 18 18 1

1755 1729 1729 1729 1779 1779 1779

1779 1779 1675 1675 1709

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBSY - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$615. WWSY - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$615. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

Save Money! Summer tour discounts If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$99. Winter tour discounts If you pay 12 months in advance you save C$169. Or pay 6 months in advance and save C$85. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save C$100 with our multi tour discount. See page 19. Fly to Athens and connect with the Greek Island Hopping tour detailed on pages 84-85. Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

Venice

POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city SORRENTO: Boat Cruise around the beautiful Isle of Capri FLORENCE: Tuscan hills feast with singing and dancing VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour Go to contiki.com/simply-italy-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


9 Days Italian Espresso

ys 65 a D 9 11 y $ C a from D / 0 3 C$1 ly d on Lan

Switz

2 countries Italy, Vatican City

Hungary Slovenia VENICE

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Entry & tour of The Sistine Chapel • Tuscan wine tasting & antipasti • Private boat to the islands of Venice

Croatia

2

France 3 FLORENCE Pisa

Chianti Region

Bosnia

Apennine Mountains

Adriatic Sea

San Gimignano

ITALY 2 ROME Vatican City

Mediterranean Sea

A

contiki.com/espresso

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Ionian Sea

ROME: Locally guided tour & entry to The Colosseum & Roman Forum & learn about the glory of Imperial Rome - Roman dinner & local entertainment


61 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. Then it’s time to hit the streets for some sightseeing of Italy’s ancient capital city. (D) See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum Day 3: 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) Day 4: 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,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Day 5: Florence Uncover the amazing masterpieces of Michelangelo’s home, Florence. Also, shop

along the Ponte Vecchio or wrap your lips around some fine Tuscan cuisine before hitting up the Florentine nightlife. (B) Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 6: Florence Enjoy a day trip out to the hills of the rustic Chianti region for a wine tasting & a stop in medieval San Gimignano the quintessential Tuscan town. (B) Day 7: Florence to Venice Roll through the Tuscan hillside, stopping in Pisa to check out its architectural wonder, the Leaning Tower. Snake through the Apennine Mountains to fairytale Venice. (B,D) Day 8: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. A gondola ride optional is a must! (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 9: Depart Venice/Rome The tour 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 tour ends upon arrival. (B)

Superior In-depth 9 Days Italian Espresso 2 countries 7 nights hotels 7 breakfasts & 3 dinners Ponte Vecchio, Florence

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 7 continental breakfasts (B) & 3 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Please note: Day 2 & Day 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

5

Remains of the Colossus of Nero, Rome

When to go and how much Code: BBHI Summer 2010

Code: WWHI Winter 2010/11

Depart Canada

Start Rome

Depart Canada

Start Rome

2010 APR 9 APR 30 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

2010 OCT 22 NOV 12 NOV 26 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 21 DEC 26

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

23 13 27 11 18 22 27

OCT NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

30 20 4 18 25 29 3

1219 1199 1199 1199 1239 1239 1239

2011 JAN 7 JAN 21 FEB 11 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 18

JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR

8 22 12 26 5 19

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR

15 29 19 5 12 26

1239 1165 1165 1165 1165 1189

Finish C$ Venice pp or Rome 10 1 15 22 29 5 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 7 21 4 11 18 25 2

APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

17 8 22 29 5 12 26 3 10 17 24 31 7 14 28 11 18 25 2 9

1335 1369 1405 1405 1405 1405 1405 1405 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425 1405 1369 1405 1405 1405 1405 1335

Finish C$ Venice pp or Rome

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHI - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$415 WWHI - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$379 Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am in Venice or 6:00pm in Rome. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Local meals like Italian antipasti

Save Money! Summer tour discounts If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$69. Winter tour discounts If you pay 12 months in advance you save C$119. Or pay 6 months in advance and save C$59. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! Fly to Athens and connect with the Greek Island Hopping tour detailed on pages 84-85 or connect with the Spotlight on Greece tour detailed on pages 86-87. Alternatively, fly to Berlin and connect with the Eastern Road tour detailed on pages 74-75. Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

You choose! You can end your tour in either Venice or Rome.

FLORENCE: Entry to one of the city's largest nightclubs including one drink - Delicious Tuscan countryside feast with local Chianti wine & entertainment VENICE: Gondola ride through the city’s canals, a truly Venetian experience - Authentic Venetian dinner with a selection of specialities & regional wines Go to contiki.com/espresso-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


62 Superior In-depth 11 Days Mediterranean Trail 3 countries 8 nights hotels 1 night ferry 9 breakfasts & 5 dinners

3 countries

11 Days Mediterranean Trail

Italy, Vatican City, Greece

ays 11 D $1719 C Day from 57/ C$nd1only

What’s included All as per itinerary • 9 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 8 nights in hotels, 1 night onboard a ferry (more on pages 24-27) • 9 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

ITALY

Adriatic Sea

• Entry & tour of The Sistine Chapel • Day trip by boat to the Isle of Capri • Contiki onsite Rep in Corfu • Entry to the Acropolis & local guide

La

2 ROME Vatican City Pompeii Isle of Capri

2

Brindisi

1

CORFU 2

Ionian Sea

GREECE

Corinth Canal

2 ATHENS

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. (D) Day 3: 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 Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City Day 4: Rome to Sorrento Travel south past Naples, the home of pizza, to the beautiful resort town of Sorrento. Tonight, a chance for dinner on a terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples with a view of Mt. Vesuvius. (B) See the Bay of Naples & Mt. Vesuvius

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$85. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save C$100 with our multi tour discount. See page 19. Add the Greek Island Hopping tour detailed on pages 84-85 or connect with the Spotlight on Greece tour detailed on pages 86-87. Alternatively, fly to Cairo and connect with the Egypt tour detailed on page 68-69.

When to go and how much Code: BBGGA Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start Rome

2010 MAY 11 MAY 25 JUN 8 JUN 29 JUL 13

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL

12 26 9 30 14

Finish Athens

C$ pp

Depart Canada

Start Rome

MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL

1719 1759 1759 1759 1789

2010 JUL 20 AUG 3 AUG 17 AUG 31 SEP 14

JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP

21 4 18 9 23

21 4 18 1 15

Finish Athens

C$ pp

JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP

1789 1759 1719 1759 1759

30 13 27 10 24

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of C$435 Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

Day 5: 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,D) Day 6: Sorrento to Corfu Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Then cross Italy & board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B,D) Scenic drive along the coast Days 7-8: Corfu Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B) See the Venetian fortress in Corfu's old town Day 9: Corfu to Athens Leave the island & travel across the impressive Corinth Canal en-route to the mythological city of Athens. (B,D) Day 10: Athens Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Day 11: Depart Athens The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 11 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Albania

SORRENTO

5

Only with Contiki

Sample the local seafood

contiki.com/trail

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city CORFU: Watersports including parasailing, waterskiing & tube riding ATHENS: Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka


63

Mediterranean Trail

When to go and how much

plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise

Code: RAICT3 Summer 2010

14 Days from C$2049 C$147/Day

Depart Start Canada Rome

Twin Cabin Finish Out In Depart Start Athens C$pp C$pp Canada Rome

2010 MAY 11 MAY 25 JUN 8 JUN 29 JUL 13

MAY 24 JUN 7 JUN 21 JUL 12 JUL 26

Land only plus port taxes & gratuities C$145

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-10: Canada to Athens See Mediterranean Trail itinerary on p.62. Day 11: Athens to Mykonos Cruise to Mykonos with its golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D,S) Visit Mykonos town Day 12: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi. Later, enjoy friendly, unspoilt Patmos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See Monastery of St. John on Patmos Day 13: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete, en-route to Santorini & its famous blue & white buildings. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands Visit the main town of Fira

Aegean Sea

TURKEY

Corinth Canal

ATHENS

GREECE

MAY 12 MAY 26 JUN 9 JUN 30 JUL 14

2159 2215 2215 2215 2269

2049 2099 2099 2099 2155

2010 JUL 20 AUG 03 AUG 17 AUG 31 SEP 14

Superior In-depth

JUL 21 AUG 4 AUG 18 SEP 1 SEP 15

Twin Cabin Finish Out In Athens C$pp C$pp

AUG 2 AUG 16 AUG 30 SEP 13 SEP 27

2269 2215 2159 2215 2215

2155 2099 2049 2099 2099

Kusadasi Mykonos

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All cruise prices above are based on twin-share. For triple share rate reduce twin price by 5%. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single inside cabin supplement add C$519. Single outside cabin supplement add C$549. Port taxes and gratuities add C$145. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa. Please note: Days 2 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Patmos

Santorini

Mediterranean Sea Crete

Places visited Day 14: Arrival into Athens Disembark after breakfast & transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. (B)

>> explore more >> See below for optional activities.

Mediterranean Trail

Days 1-10: Canada to Athens See Mediterranean Trail itinerary on p.62. Day 11: Cruise to Istanbul Board the ship & cruise to the Turkey’s vibrant capital. (B,L,D,S) Day 12: Istanbul The world’s only city to span 2 continents, get a feel for this cultural melting pot. Try tasty, local food & beautiful sightseeing spots before cruising back to the Greek Islands. (B,L,D,S) Day 13: Cruise to Mykonos Hang out on one of Greece’s best islands, famous for golden beaches & fun party scene. Wander tiny streets & whitewashed houses in this picturepostcard paradise. (B,L,D,S) Visit Mykonos town & see the traditional Cycladic-style houses See the famous windmills Day 14: Cruising to Israel Position yourself poolside & make the most of the sea views or enjoy one of the ships many activities as we cruise all day. (B,L,D,S) Day 15: Arrive Ashdod for Jerusalem Learn about the history of Jerusalem, with its unique mix of cultures & beliefs. Bustling markets & tight alleyways give this city a distinct & enjoyable atmosphere. (B,L,D,S) Visit the Old City & the New City See the Mount of Olives, Via Dolorosa, Dome of the Rock, Church of the Holy Sepulchre & the Wailing Wall Lunch at a Kibbutz

GREECE

Istanbul

Places visited

When to go and how much Code: METCR7 Summer 2010

TURKEY

ATHENS Mykonos

Crete

Cyprus

Mediterranean Sea Ashdod Jerusalem

Alexandria Port Said

EGYPT

Giza

ISRAEL

Cairo

Visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem Day 16: Arrive Port Said for Cairo From King Tut’s treasures to the bustling city - leap from one age to another in this intense jumble of the ancient & the new. (B,L,D,S) Visit the Egyptian Museum & Bazaar Guided tour of the Great Pyramids & the Sphinx Day 17: Cruise to Crete Capture the sun on Greece’s largest island, Crete where there’s the option to visit the 4000 year old Palace of Knossos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete Day 18: Arrival into Athens After breakfast, transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. Or opt for a guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon. (B)

Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Turkey

What’s included All as per itinerary • 12 nights twin or triple-share accomm: 8 nights in hotels, 1 night onboard a ferry & 3 nights onboard a cruise ship (more on pages 24-27) • 12 continental breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 8 three-course dinners (D) & 3 suppers (S) • Onboard representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise • Refer to “What’s Included” on page 62 for all other inclusions WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$85. See page 19 for details.

18 Days from C$2815 C$157/DayDay Itinerary and included sightseeing

4 countries

6

plus 7 day Eastern Med Cruise Land only plus port taxes & gratuities C$419

14 Days Mediterranean Trail plus 3 day Island Cruise

Depart Start Canada Rome

Twin Cabin Depart Start Finish Out In Athens C$pp C$pp Canada Rome

2010 MAY 11 MAY 25 JUN 08 JUL 20

MAY 28 JUN 11 JUN 25 AUG 6

MAY 12 MAY 26 JUN 9 JUL 21

3035 3115 3115 3189

2815 2885 2885 2955

2010 AUG 03 AUG 17 AUG 31 SEP 14

AUG 4 AUG 18 SEP 1 SEP 15

Twin Cabin Finish Out In Athens C$pp C$pp

AUG 20 SEP 3 SEP 17 OCT 1

3115 3035 3115 3115

2885 2815 2885 2885

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (twin-share). Single inside cabin supplement add C$715. Single outside cabin supplement add C$769. Port taxes and gratuities add C$419. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa. Please note: Days 2 & 18 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

18 Days Mediterranean Trail plus 7 day Eastern Mediterranean Cruise

6 countries Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt

What’s included All as per itinerary • 16 nights twin-share accomm: 8 nights in hotels, 1 night onboard a ferry & 7 nights onboard a cruise ship (more on pages 24-27) • 16 continental breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 12 three-course dinners (D) & 7 suppers (S) • Onboard representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise • Refer to “What’s Included” above & on page 62 for all other inclusions WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

7

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$85. See page 19 for details.

>> explore more >> See below for optional activities.

Greek Island Cruise optional activities: KUSADASI: Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus PATMOS: Guided tour of the Monastry of St. John CRETE: Guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos Eastern Med Cruise optional activities: ISTANBUL: Entry to nightclub with belly dancers, musicians & performers - Boat cruise

along the Bosphorus

Go to contiki.com/trail-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


14 Days Mediterranean Highlights

ys 9 a D 14 $180 C Day from / 0 3 1 C$ ly d on Lan

5 countries Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City

Czech Rep Germany Austria

Switz

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Entry & tour of The Sistine Chapel • Coastal cruise of the Cinque Terre • Guided tour of Royal Palace Madrid

Slovenia

Atlantic Ocean

FRANCE Cinque Terre

1 AVIGNON Pyrenees Mountains Zaragoza

Portugal

Hungary

Aix-enProvence

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Mediterranean Sea

2 MADRID

Croatia ITALY PISA/ITALIAN RIVIERA Bosnia 1 2 FLORENCE

2 BARCELONA

San Adriatic Sea Gimignano

Vatican City

2 ROME

SPAIN

Costa Blanca Costa del Sol

contiki.com/mediterranean-highlights

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

MADRID: Guided tour of the Valley of the Fallen BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show

Ionian Sea


65 Start Madrid option Itinerary Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Madrid Check-in to your hotel & later meet your Contiki Crew & fellow travellers. (D) Day 3: Madrid Get hooked on the Spanish capital’s spontaneous lifestyle that blends traditional culture with new vitality. (B) Day 4: Madrid to Barcelona Stop in the baroque Zaragoza for lunch before heading towards Barcelona. (B,D) Day 5: Barcelona This sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour - it's food, fiesta, fashion & fun! (B) Day 6: Barcelona to Avignon Travel through the charming Provence region to graceful Avignon. (B,D) Day 7: Avignon to French Riviera Stop in Aix-en-Provence, then it’s on to the glamorous French Riviera. Tonight Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) Day 8: French Riviera Stroll through outdoor markets, shop upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D)

Day 9: French Riviera to Pisa Enter the Cinque Terre region & explore the colourful cliff-side villages, before reaching Pisa. (B,D) Day 10: Pisa to Florence Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa & roll through Tuscany to Renaissance Florence. (B,D) Day 11: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) Day 12: Florence to Rome Enjoy a break in medieval San Gimignano. Then pass through rural Umbria on the road to Rome. (B) Day 13: Rome Visit the Sistine Chapel & tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City”. (B) Day 14: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

included sightseeing for both Madrid & Rome options Zaragoza See Zaragoza’s monumental cathedral Barcelona See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Avignon See the Papal Palace French Riviera See the Cours Mirabelle in Aix-enProvence Visit a French perfumery Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino

Cinque Terre Visit the towns of Monterosso, Portovenere & La Spezia Pisa See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Rome See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City

Start Rome option Itinerary Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & later meet your Tour Manager & fellow travellers. Day 3: Rome Visit the Sistine Chapel & tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City”. (B) Day 4: Rome to Florence Enjoy a break in medieval San Gimignano. Then get back on the road to Renaissance Florence. (B,D) Day 5: Florence Get the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) Day 6: Florence to Italian Riviera Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then enter the unspoiled Cinque Terre region. (B,D) Day 7: Italian Riviera to French Riviera Explore colourful cliff-side villages before heading to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Day 8: French Riviera Stroll through outdoor markets, shop upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later it’s Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B)

Day 9: French Riviera to Avignon Through charming Provence, break for lunch in Aix-en-Provence, then continue on to graceful Avignon. (B,D) Day 10: Avignon to Barcelona Wind along the Mediterranean coast past the Pyrénées Mountains to vibrant Barcelona. (B,D) Day 11: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It's a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) Day 12: Barcelona to Madrid See the baroque Zaragoza with a lunch stop as we head to buzzing Madrid. (B,D) Day 13: Madrid Get hooked on the Spanish capital’s spontaneous lifestyle that blends traditional culture with new vitality. (B) Day 14: Depart Madrid The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

When to go and how much

Superior In-depth

Code: BBMD Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start Madrid

Finish Rome

2010 MAY 21 JUN 4 JUN 18 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 27 SEP 10

MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP

JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

22 5 19 3 10 17 24 31 7 14 28 11

C$ pp

3 17 1 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 9 23

2319 2319 2319 2379 2379 2379 2379 2379 2319 2169 2169 2319

Depart Canada

Start Madrid

Finish Rome

C$ pp

2010 SEP 24

SEP 25 OCT 7 2319

Code: WWMD Winter 2010/11 2010 OCT 29 DEC 3

OCT 30 NOV 11 1889 DEC 4 DEC 16 1859

2011 JAN 7 MAR 4

JAN 8 MAR 5

JAN 20 1915 MAR 17 1809

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBMD - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$765. WWMD - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$705. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

When to go and how much Code: BBDM Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start Rome

2010 MAY 09 MAY 23 JUN 06 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 04 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 01 AUG 15

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG

10 24 07 21 28 05 12 19 26 02 16

Finish Madrid

C$ pp

MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG

2149 2205 2205 2205 2205 2259 2259 2259 2259 2205 2149

22 05 19 03 10 17 24 31 07 14 28

Depart Canada

Start Rome

Finish Madrid

C$ pp

2010 AUG 29 SEP 12

AUG 30 SEP 11 2205 SEP 13 SEP 25 2205

14 Days Mediterranean Highlights 5 countries 12 nights hotels 12 breakfasts & 6 dinners

What’s included All as per itinerary • 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 12 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

6

Save Money! Summer tour discounts If you pay 6 months in advance you save up to C$115. Winter tour discounts If you pay 12 months in advance you save C$189. Or pay 6 months in advance and save C$95. See page 19 for details.

Code: WWDM Winter 2010/11 2010 OCT 17 NOV 21 DEC 26

OCT 18 OCT 30 1889 NOV 22 DEC 4 1859 DEC 27 JAN 8 1915

2011 FEB 20

FEB 21 MAR 5 1809

You choose! Travel from Madrid to Rome or Rome to Madrid. This tour operates in both directions.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBDM - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$765. WWDM - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$705. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

Please note: Days 2 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Park Guell, Barcelona

FRENCH RIVIERA: Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum Go to contiki.com/mediterranean-highlights-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


15 Days Spanish Spree

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2 countries Spain, Gibraltar Atlantic Ocean

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Entry & guided tour of Madrid’s Royal Palace • Flight to the famous island of Ibiza • Stay on the island of Ibiza • Alahambra entry & guided tour • Entry into Mosque of Caliphs in Cordoba

BILBAO 1

France

San Sebastian Pyrenees Mountains

1 PAMPLONA

Portugal

MADRID

3

2 BARCELONA

Zaragoza

Segovia

SPAIN

Mediterranean Sea

Toledo

2 IBIZA CORDOBA 1 1 SEVILLE

Denia

2 GRANADA Costa Blanca Gibraltar Costa del Sol

contiki.com/spain

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

MADRID: Castillian dinner accompanied by local wines - Locally guided tour of the Valley of the Fallen & learn about it’s importance in the Spanish Civil War


67 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Madrid Check-in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital, full of diverse neighbourhoods & lively plazas. Later meet up with your Contiki Crew & fellow travellers. (D) Day 3: 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 4: Madrid to Bilbao Head north to Segovia with its Roman Aqueduct & Alcazar (castle) before continuing to Bilbao, home of the Guggenheim Art museum. (B,D) Day 5: Bilbao to Pamplona Swim & shop in the beach resort of San Sebastian before heading to Pamplona, home of the Running of the Bulls Festival. (B) Day 6: Pamplona to Barcelona Soak up the baroque city of Zaragoza before we make our way to the buzzing city of Barcelona. (B,D) Day 7: 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 Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 8: Barcelona to Ibiza Ibiza means it’s time to party! Board your flight to the world-famous island of sun, sand & sounds. (B)

Day 9: 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 town & the beaches Day 10: Ibiza to Granada This morning it’s a fast ferry to the mainland, before reaching Granada. (B,D) Day 11: 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) Day 12: Granada to Seville Wind along the Costa del Sol coastline & see the Sierra Nevada mountains. Stop in Gibraltar before arriving in Seville. (B,D) Visit the Rock of Gibraltar Scenic drive past Marbella & Malaga Day 13: 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 14: 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 as the “Imperial City”, before returning to Madrid. (B,D) See the Alcazar Fortress & Gothic Cathedral in Toledo Day 15: Depart Madrid Your tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 15 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Superior In-depth 15 Days Spanish Spree 2 countries 13 nights hotels 13 breakfasts & 6 dinners Clubbing on Ibiza

What’s included All as per itinerary • 13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 13 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Flight from Barcelona to Ibiza WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

6

Taste paella

When to go and how much Code: BBEH Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start Madrid

2010 APR 25 MAY 9 MAY 23 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 13 JUL 18 JUL 20 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 22 AUG 29

APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG

Finish Madrid

C$ pp

Depart Canada

Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

C$ pp

2010 SEP 6 SEP 19 2475 26 MAY 9 2349 SEP 5 10 MAY 23 2409 SEP 12 SEP 13 SEP 26 2475 24 JUN 6 2475 SEP 19 SEP 20 OCT 3 2475 7 JUN 20 2475 SEP 26 SEP 27 OCT 10 2475 OCT 4 OCT 17 2349 14 JUN 27 2475 OCT 3 21 JUL 4 2475 28 JUL 11 2475 Code: WWEH Winter 10/11 5 JUL 18 2509 12 JUL 25 2509 2010 14 JUL 27 2509 OCT 24 OCT 25 NOV 7 1869 19 AUG 1 2509 NOV 28 NOV 29 DEC 12 1845 21 AUG 3 2509 DEC 19 DEC 20 JAN 2 1899 26 AUG 8 2509 DEC 26 DEC 27 JAN 9 1899 2 AUG 15 2475 9 AUG 22 2409 2011 JAN 10 JAN 23 1899 16 AUG 29 2409 JAN 9 23 SEP 5 2409 FEB 13 FEB 14 FEB 27 1789 30 SEP 12 2475 MAR 13 MAR 14 MAR 27 1825

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBEH - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$859. WWEH - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$659. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 2 nights in Madrid, Bilbao 1 night, Pamplona 1 night, Barcelona 2 nights, Valencia 1 night, Granada 2 nights, Seville 2 nights, Cordoba 1 night, Madrid 1 night . For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Mosque of the Caliphs, Cordoba

Save Money! Summer tour discounts If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$119. Winter tour discounts If you pay 12 months in advance you save C$189. Or pay 6 months in advance and save C$95. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save C$100 with our multi tour discount. See page 19. Fly to Rome & connect with the Simply Italy tour. See pages 58-59. Alternatively, fly to Athens and connect with the Greek Island Hopping tour. See pages 84-85. Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show & dinner GRANADA: Locally guided tour of the historic Moorish Quarter of Albaicin & La Cartuja including a visit to La Cartuja Monastery Go to contiki.com/spain-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


9 Days Egypt & The Nile

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Mediterranean Sea

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Guided tour of the Pyramids • Tour of The Valley of the Kings with an Egyptian expert • 3 night cruise along the Nile River • Sail on a felucca - a traditional Egyptian boat

Israel

Giza Sakkara

2 CAIRO

1

The Nile

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EGYPT

1 LUXOR Red Sea Esna

1 EDFU Kom Ombo

ASWAN

1 Lake Nassar

contiki.com/egypt

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ASWAN: Visit Abu Simbel’s Temple of Ramses II GIZA: Light & sound show at the Pyramids LUXOR: Visit a traditional Egyptian village Go to contiki.com/egypt-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


69 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Cairo Check-in to the hotel & explore Egypt’s buzzing capital city for the afternoon. At 7pm, meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travellers. Day 3: 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 Day 4: Nile Cruise - Aswan Unwind in the beautiful riverside setting of Egypt’s sunniest city. Enjoy its laid back pace of life & distinctive African atmosphere. After being treated to sightseeing & 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) View the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam See Aswan’s Botanical Gardens Day 5: Nile Cruise - Aswan to Edfu Today consider taking an excursion 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) View Kom Ombo, the Temple of Two Gods Day 6: Nile Cruise - Edfu to Luxor Wind through the commercial & religious centre of Edfu to its most famous attraction, the Temple of Horus the Avenger. Cast off in the afternoon & watch Upper Egypt slip away as we meander up the Nile River to Luxor. (B,L,D) Visit the Temple of Horus Day 7: Luxor to Cairo Be amazed by the sheer volume of monuments around Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings. Then board the overnight train back to bustling Cairo. (B,D) Guided visit of the Temple of Karnak See the the Colossos of Memnon Day 8: Cairo Squeeze in more sightseeing, including a trip out to Sakkara to see the world’s oldest pyramid, the Step Pyramid. Spend the rest of the day shopping & flexing your bargaining skills in the colourful bazaars in Cairo. (B,D) Shopping at the Khan El Khalili bazaar Visit the Citadel, Alabaster Mosque & Sultan Husan Mosque Day 9: Depart Cairo The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Superior In-depth 9 Days Egypt & The Nile 1 country, 2 nights hotels, 3 nights cruise, 2 nights trains, 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 6 dinners Nile Cruise

1 country

Egypt

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin-share accommodation: 2 nights in hotels, 2 nights twinberth sleep couchette on train (Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo) & 3 nights Nile cruise (more on pages 24-27) • 7 continental breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Egyptian Tour Manager • Coach transfers • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges • Transfer from airport to hotel upon arrival WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Please note: Days 2 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

3

Abu Simbel

The Nile Cruise

• Cruise the Nile on a superb ship

When to go and how much

featuring luxury cabins, all with private shower, WC, TV & airconditioning Cruise Amenities

Code: BBEG Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start Cairo

2010 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10

APR APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

Finish Cairo

3 10 17 24 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 4 11

APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

C$ pp

10 17 24 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 4 11 18

1215 1215 1215 1215 1245 1245 1275 1275 1275 1275 1275 1275 1275 1309 1309 1309 1309 1309 1275 1245 1245 1245 1275 1275

Depart Canada

Start Cairo

Finish Cairo

C$ pp

2010 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1

SEP 18 SEP 25 1275 SEP 25 OCT 2 1275 OCT 2 OCT 9 1275

• Swimming pool • Sun deck • Restaurant • Lounge • Bars • Gift shop • Disco

Code: WTEG Winter 2010/11 OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

15 22 29 12 26 10 17 24 31

OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC JAN

16 23 30 13 27 11 18 25 1

OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

23 30 6 20 4 18 25 1 8

1285 1285 1285 1265 1265 1265 1299 1299 1299

2011 JAN 7 JAN 14 JAN 21 FEB 4 FEB 18 MAR 4 MAR 18

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR

8 15 22 5 19 5 19

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR

15 22 29 12 26 12 26

1299 1299 1229 1229 1229 1229 1255

Save Money! Summer tour discounts If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$65. Winter tour discounts If you pay 12 months in advance you save C$129. Or pay 6 months in advance and save C$65. See page 19 for details.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. BBEG - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$369. WTEG - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$375. Note: Single room supplement does not apply to nights 3 & 7. Overnight train cabins are twin-share only. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Temple of Karnak, Luxor

Traditional felucca experience


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9 Days

Superior In-depth 9 Days Turkish Delight 1 country 7 nights hotels 7 breakfasts & 4 dinners

Turkish Delight

Calcium terraces, Pamukkale

1 country

Bulgaria

Black Sea

Turkey

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 7 continental breakfasts (B) & 4 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Turkish Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

3

Only with Contiki • Entry to see Troy’s wooden horse • Ephesus guided tour & entrance

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$55. See page 19 for details.

Gallipoli Troy

1 CANAKKALE

TURKEY

L

Pergamum

Aegean Sea

Izmir

2 KUSADASI

Ephesus

1 PAMUKKALE Hieropolis

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/turkey

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: BBSL Summer 2010

Day 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Istanbul Check-in to your hotel & meet up with your Contiki Crew & fellow Contiki travellers this evening in Turkey’s capital, a burgeoning metropolis where East literally meets West. Day 3: Istanbul to Canakkale Make a pilgrimage to the historic Gallipoli Battlefields & pay your respects, then ferry across the Dardanelles to the quaint port city of Canakkale. (B,D) Journey along the Sea of Marmara Visit Lone Pine Cemetery See ANZAC Cove Day 4: Canakkale to Kusadasi Tread among the legendary ruins of Troy, setting to Homer's "Iliad" & “Odyssey.” Journey along Turkey’s beautiful coastline & see the ancient cities of Pergamum & Izmir before arriving in seaside Kusadasi. (B,D) Scenic mountain drive to Pergamum, ancient capital of Asia Minor Visit Homer’s birthplace, Izmir Day 5: Kusadasi Get a feel for ancient Roman life in the classical city of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient cities on the beautiful Mediterranean. Later, explore the port-town of Kusadasi. (B,D) Visit a Turkish carpet factory See Kusadasi’s shopping bazaar & promenade Day 6: Kusadasi to Pamukkale A chance to see the ancient spa town of Hieropolis & opt for a relaxing soak in

Depart Canada

Start Istanbul

Finish Istanbul

C$ pp

2010 MAY 7 JUN 4 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 30

MAY JUN JUL JUL JUL

MAY JUN JUL JUL AUG

1055 1079 1109 1109 1109

8 5 3 17 31

15 12 10 24 7

Depart Canada

Start Istanbul

Finish C$ Istanbul pp

2010 AUG 13 AUG 27 SEP 10 SEP 24

AUG AUG SEP SEP

AUG SEP SEP OCT

14 28 11 25

21 4 18 2

1055 1055 1079 1079

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of C$315. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

The Spice Bazaar, Istanbul

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

ys 9 Da $1055 C Day from 18/ 1 $ Cand only

3 ISTANBUL

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

the famous hot, bubbly pools of Pamukkale. (B,D) Day 7: Pamukkale to Istanbul Travel through Turkey’s scenic countryside to the cultural melting pot of Istanbul. (B) Day 8: Istanbul See an incredible mosaic of sights in this diverse city. Cap the day off if you choose by taking a traditional Turkish bath or sitting down for an optional belly-dancing Turkish dinner. (B) Visit the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar & the Spice Market with a local guide See the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace & Suleymaniye Mosque Day 9: Depart Istanbul This morning the tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Horse of Troy

ISTANBUL: Authentic Turkish bath experience - Dinner & belly dancing TROY: Guided tour of the centuries-old ruins PERGAMUM: Visit the ancient remains of this once powerful city PAMUKKALE: Bathe in the thermal pools & hot springs Go to contiki.com/turkey-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


71 Superior In-depth

10 Days

10 Days Berlin & Prague Plus Vienna 3 countries 8 nights hotels 8 breakfasts & 3 dinners

Berlin & Prague Plus Vienna

Local delicacies, Prague

3 countries Germany, Czech Republic, Austria BERLIN 3 s

ays 10 D $1189 C Day from 19/ 1 $ Cand only

What’s included

Poland

All as per itinerary • 8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 3 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Dresden

GERMANY

3 PRAGUE Kutna Hora

CZECH REP

L

Slovakia

VIENNA 2 AUSTRIA

Hungary

Switz

Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Berlin Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the afternoon is yours to explore Germany’s über-cool capital city. At 6pm meet up with your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. (D) Days 3-4: Berlin Take a couple of days to savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this everchanging city. 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, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie' Day 5: Berlin to Prague Bite into some tasty local fare, like bratwurst & wash it down with a stein of good German beer in Dresden. Then it’s off south to Prague, an evermodernizing hub of eastern European revival. (B,D) Visit the city destroyed in World War 2 & known as the 'Florence of the North' See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden Days 6-7: Prague The next two days are yours to snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer &

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Slovenia

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/berlin-vienna

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Italy

bohemian crystal beads. (B)(B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 8: Prague to Vienna Explore the World Heritage Listed town of Kutna Hora before heading south to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B,D) Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Day 9: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you in the city once home to Mozart. You’ll enjoy wandering through this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, lively cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, delicious strudel! (B) Day 10: Depart Vienna Time to say goodbye to your new Contiki buddies as your tour ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 10 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Vienna

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Croatia

6

Bosnia

When to go and how much

Only with Contiki • Locally guided bike tour of Prague

Code: BBBV Summer 2010

Code: WWBV Winter 2010/11

Depart Canada

Start Berlin

Depart Canada

Start Berlin

2010 APR 9 APR 23 MAY 7 MAY 21 JUN 4 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1

APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

2010 OCT 15 OCT 29 NOV 12 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 20 DEC 23 DEC 26 DEC 29

OCT OCT NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

2011 JAN 7 JAN 21 FEB 11 MAR 4 MAR 18

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR

10 24 8 22 5 26 3 10 17 24 31 7 28 4 11 18 25 2

Finish Vienna

C$ pp

APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

1385 1385 1425 1459 1459 1459 1495 1495 1495 1495 1495 1459 1425 1459 1459 1459 1459 1459

18 2 16 30 13 4 11 18 25 1 8 15 5 12 19 26 3 10

Finish Vienna

C$ pp

16 30 13 4 11 18 21 24 27 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN

24 7 21 12 19 26 29 1 4 7

1245 1245 1225 1225 1225 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259

8 22 12 5 19

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR

16 30 20 13 27

1259 1189 1189 1189 1215

More options This tour can be extended onward from Vienna through to Budapest. Check out page 72 for more info.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBBV - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$359. WWBV - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$309. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

The Berlin Wall

BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour of the city PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise along the Vltava with lunch VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss classical music concert & dinner Go to contiki.com/berlin-vienna-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


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12 Days

Superior In-depth 12 Days Berlin to Budapest 5 countries 10 nights hotels 10 breakfasts & 5 dinners

Berlin to Budapest

Budapest

5 countries

GERMANY

Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary

3 BERLIN Poland

What’s included Dresden

All as per itinerary • 10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 10 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

7

Only with Contiki • Locally guided bike tour of Prague • Hungarian dinner cruise in Budapest

ays 99 D 2 1 $13 ay C m fro 17/D 1 $ Cand only

3 PRAGUE Kutna Hora

CZECH REP SLOVAKIA VIENNA 2

Bratislava

L

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

AUSTRIA Italy

Slovenia

Romania Croatia

Places visited Bosnia 1 1 or more nightstops

Serbia

contiki.com/berlin-budapest

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: BBIT Summer 2010

Code: WWIT Winter 2010/11

Depart Canada

Start Berlin

Depart Canada

Start Berlin

2010 APR 9 APR 23 MAY 7 MAY 21 JUN 4 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1

APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

2010 OCT 15 OCT 29 NOV 12 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 20 DEC 23 DEC 26 DEC 29

OCT OCT NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

16 30 13 4 11 18 21 24 27 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN

26 9 23 14 21 28 31 3 6 9

1465 1465 1445 1445 1445 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489

2011 JAN 7 JAN 21 FEB 11 MAR 4 MAR 18

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR

8 22 12 5 19

JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR

18 1 22 15 29

1489 1399 1399 1399 1435

Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Berlin Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6pm, meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner. (D) Days 3-4: Berlin Savour the mix of old & new in this everchanging city. 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’ Day 5: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local German fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of eastern European revival. (B,D) See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden Days 6-7: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B)(B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square

Finish C$ Budapest pp

10 24 8 22 5 26 3 10 17 24 31 7 28 4 11 18 25 2

APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

20 4 18 1 15 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 7 14 21 28 5 12

1669 1669 1715 1755 1755 1755 1799 1799 1799 1799 1799 1755 1715 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755

Finish C$ Budapest pp

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBIT - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$435. WWIT - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$365. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

Prague

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 8: Prague to Vienna Explore the World Heritage listed town of Kutna Hora before heading south to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B,D) Scenic drive along historic Ring Road See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Day 9: 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! (B) Day 10: 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,D) Visit Bratislava’s historic old town See St. Martin’s Cathedral, Michael Gate & Baroque Tower Day 11: Budapest All your senses are surrounded by the history of this fascinating centuries-old city, split in two by the Danube River into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. Before enjoying a dinner & river cruise tonight. (B,D) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion Day 12: Depart Budapest Time to say goodbye to your new-found friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour of the city PRAGUE: River cruise with lunch VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss classial music concert

Go to contiki.com/berlin-budapest-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


73 When to go and how much

Berlin & Prague

Code: BBBP Summer 2010

Code: WWBP Winter 2010/11

Depart Canada

Start Berlin

Depart Canada

Start Berlin

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Check out page 72 for more info.

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JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR

Traditional German beers in Berlin

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBBP - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$279. WWBP - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$239. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

BERLIN 3 GERMANY

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More options This tour can be extended onward from Prague through to Budapest.

Days 1-7: Canada to Prague Refer to Berlin to Budapest itinerary & included sightseeing listed on the opposite page. Day 8: Depart Prague Time to say goodbye to your newfound friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

>> explore more >> You’ll have plenty of free time to explore & do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. See below for what you could get up to.

Finish Prague

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Finish Prague

C$ pp

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Poland

Dresden

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Superior In-depth

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1095 1095 1125 1149 1149 1149 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1149 1125 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149

Germany, Czech Republic

All as per itinerary • 6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 6 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD HERITAGE • Number of World SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

4

Only with Contiki • Locally guided bike tour of Prague

Vienna & Budapest Poland

Czech Rep

SLOVAKIA VIENNA 2 AUSTRIA Italy

Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

Slovenia Croatia

Romania

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

d Lan

More options

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Vienna Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6pm meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner before exploring the nightlife. (D) Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House

2 countries What’s included

contiki.com/berlin-prague

ys 6 Da $755 C Day from 26/ C$1 only

8 Days Berlin & Prague 2 countries 6 nights hotels 6 breakfasts & 2 dinners

While you’re in this part of the world, you can also visit Berlin & Prague. Check out page 72 for more info. Days 3-6: Vienna to Budapest Refer to days 9-12 Berlin to Budapest itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 72.

>> explore more >> You’ll have plenty of free time to explore & do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. See below for what you could get up to.

When to go and how much Code: BBVB Summer 2010

Code: WWVB Winter 2010/11

Depart Canada

Start Vienna

Depart Canada

Start Vienna

Finish C$ Budapest pp

2010 APR 15 APR 29 MAY 13 MAY 27 JUN 10 JUL 1 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 12 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7

APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

2010 OCT 21 NOV 4 NOV 18 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 23 DEC 26 DEC 29

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

22 5 19 10 17 24 27 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

26 9 23 14 21 28 31 3

789 779 779 779 799 799 799 799

2011 JAN 1 JAN 4 JAN 13 JAN 27 FEB 17 MAR 10 MAR 24

JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR

2 5 14 28 18 11 25

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR

6 9 18 1 22 15 29

799 799 799 755 755 769 769

Finish C$ Budapest pp

6 Days Vienna & Budapest 3 countries 4 nights hotels 4 breakfasts & 3 dinners

U 16 APR 20 30 MAY 4 14 MAY 18 28 JUN 1 11 JUN 15 2 JUL 6 9 JUL 13 16 JUL 20 23 JUL 27 30 AUG 3 6 AUG 10 13 AUG 17 3 SEP 7 10 SEP 14 17 SEP 21 24 SEP 28 1 OCT 5 8 OCT 12

889 889 915 939 939 959 959 959 959 959 939 915 939 939 939 939 939 939

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBVB - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$229. WWVB - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of C$195. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accom options see p.130.

3 countries Austria, Slovakia, Hungary

What’s included All as per itinerary • 4 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 4 continental breakfasts (B) & 3 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD HERITAGE • Number of World SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

3

Only with Contiki • Hungarian dinner cruise in Budapest

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ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Optionals for Berlin & Prague: BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise & lunch Optionals for Vienna & Budapest: VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss classical music concert

Go to contiki.com/berlin-prague-explore-more or vienna-budapest-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


13 Days Eastern Road

ys 5 a D 13 $185 C Day from / 3 4 1 C$ ly d on Lan

6 countries Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland

Latvia

Sweden Denmark

Baltic Sea

Lithuania North Sea

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Locally guided bike tour of Prague • Farewell dinner in Warsaw’s Old Town

Belarus BERLIN 2 Netherlands

2 WARSAW

POLAND GERMANY

Dresden

Czestochowa Auschwitz

Belgium

2 KRAKOW

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Ukraine SLOVAKIA

France

Banska Bystrica

VIENNA 1

2 BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA Switz

HUNGARY Romania

Slovenia Italy

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ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Croatia Bosnia Serbia Adriatic Sea

BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour PRAGUE: Traditional Czech evening meal & entertainment

Bulgaria


75 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Berlin Check-in to your hotel & then the afternoon is yours to explore. This evening meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner. (D) Day 3: Berlin Savour 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, and historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie' Day 4: 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,D) Visit the city destroyed in World War 2 & known as the 'Florence of the North' See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, Opera House & Frauenkirche Day 5: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 6: Prague to Vienna Head south through the Czech countryside to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B) Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House

Day 7: Vienna to Budapest Morning sightseeing in Vienna. 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 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,D) Day 9: Budapest to Krakow Go north through Slovakia & stop for lunch in picturesque Banska Bystrica before arriving in Krakow. (B,D) Visit the town square & see the black obelisk in Banska Bystrica 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 Day 11: Krakow to Warsaw Take a sobering guided tour of Auschwitz & view the famous “Black Madonna” in Częstochowa en-route to Warsaw. (B,D) Entrance & guided tour of Auschwitz Concentration Camp See the monastery at Jasna Gora Day 12: Warsaw Immerse yourself in the impressive cultural scene, thriving nightlife & intriguing attractions of Poland’s revitalized capital. (B,D) Guided sightseeing of the Old Town, St. John's Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Chopin's park & the Warsaw Ghetto Day 13: Depart Warsaw/Berlin The tour ends after breakfast in Warsaw & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. Or catch a free transfer back to Berlin where your tour ends upon arrival. (B)

Superior In-depth 13 Days Eastern Road 6 countries 11 nights hotels 11 breakfasts & 6 dinners Prague city bike tour

What’s included All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 11 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Berliner Dom, Berlin

6

Please note: Day 2 & Day 13 (ending in Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

When to go and how much Code: BBRH Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start Berlin

2010 APR 30 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16

MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL

Finish C$ Warsaw pp or Berlin 1 15 22 29 12 26 3 10 17

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12 26 2 9 23 7 14 21 28

1855 1899 1899 1899 1899 1899 1949 1949 1949

Depart Canada

Start Berlin

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JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

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AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

4 11 18 1 8 15 22 29 6

1949 1949 1899 1855 1855 1899 1899 1899 1899

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of C$469. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw or approx. 7:00pm Berlin. For departure points & stay longer accomm options see p.130. The Berlin Wall

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$95. See page 19 for details.

You choose! You can end your tour in either Warsaw or Berlin.

Getting to & from Berlin & Warsaw It’s easy. There are either direct international flights or budget airlines like easyjet.com that fly to/from London. skyscanner.net is the place to go for the best deals & see page 20 for more airlines.

VIENNA: Classical music concert & dinner BUDAPEST: Evening river cruise & dinner KRAKOW: See the amazing sculptures of the salt mines on a Guided tour WARSAW: Chopin piano recital Go to contiki.com/eastern-road-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


12 Days Scandinavia

ys 9 a D 12 $216 C Day from / 1 8 1 C$ ly d on Lan

4 countries Denmark Sweden Norway Finland

1 GEIRANGER Lom Skei

FINLAND

Lillehammer

Sognefjord

1 GJOVIK

2 VOSS

Gulf of Bothnia

Hardangervidda

NORWAY

HELSINKI 1

1 OSLO 1

1 STOCKHOLM

Estonia

SWEDEN

Russia

GOTHENBURG 1 Latvia North Sea

DENMARK

Baltic Sea

1

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ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

COPENHAGEN

Lithuania

Belarus

VOSS: Whitewater rafting adventure on the Raundal & Stranda rivers GEIRANGER: Cruise the picturesque Geiranger Fjord (seasonal)


77 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Copenhagen Check-in to your hotel & meet your Tour Manager for some city sightseeing before dinner in a little, local restaurant. (D) See the Little Mermaid, the Resistance Museum & the Royal Palace Day 3: Copenhagen to Gothenburg Wander through Denmark’s cosmopolitan capital this morning before heading to the cool, student vibe city of Gothenburg. (B) Day 4: Gothenburg to Oslo We journey through Norway to Oslo. Walk along the boardwalk by the port to get a feel for the relaxed capital’s lifestyle. (B) Visit Frogner Park to see the Vigeland sculptures See the City Hall & Parliament Day 5: Oslo to Voss See beautiful rugged landscapes as we journey toward the adventure hub of Norway, Voss. (B,D) Scenic drive through the Telemark ski region Visit Europe’s largest mountain plateau Day 6: Voss Chill & explore the region or try some adrenalin sports like white water rafting. Or use your free day & take a short train ride to picturesque Bergen. (B) Explore the area famous for its extreme sports & amazing natural surroundings Day 7: Voss to Geiranger See amazing mountains, fjords & glaciers as we head toward Geiranger. (B,D) See the incredible Boyabreen glacier in Skei See Sognefjord, the longest & most spectacular fjord in Norway Drive through the Laerdal Tunnel – the world’s longest road tunnel See the stunning Geiranger Fjord Day 8: Geiranger to Gjøvik Today it’s on to Lom, followed by a lunch stop in the Olympic lakeside

town of Lillehammer. (B,D) See one of the few remaining original medieval stave churches in Norway Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics Day 9: Gjøvik to Stockholm Today we head into Sweden via a stop at it’s largest lake, Lake Vanern. (B) Scenic drive through unspoilt forests & lakes, known for bears, moose & wolves Day 10: Stockholm to Helsinki We’ll do a city sightseeing tour & then time is yours to hang out in this uber-cool city, before boarding the luxury boat for our overnight cruise to Helsinki. (B) Visit Gamla Stan (the old town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace Day 11: Helsinki Helsinki is the quirky Finnish capital – so spend the day exploring the sights, museums or shopping in this vibrant coastal city. (B,D) See the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium & Senate Square Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’ Day 12: Depart Helsinki The tour ends after breakfast so it’s time to swap addresses & say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Sibelius Monument, Finland

What’s included All as per itinerary • 10 nights twin or triple-share accomm: 9 nights in hotels & 1 night cruise (more on pages 24-27) • 10 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Overnight cruise (end Helsinki) • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Whitewater rafting, Voss

1

A Norwegian fjord

When to go and how much

Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

Finish in Stockholm Days 1-9: Canada to Copenhagen Refer to Scandinavia map, itinerary & included sightseeing described opposite & above. Day 10: Stockholm Tap into this lively maritime city with a sightseeing tour then swap addresses & say farewell to your new friends as your tour ends at Central Station at approximately 11:30am. (B)

12 Days Scandinavia 4 countries 10 nights hotels 10 breakfasts & 5 dinners

Please note: Days 2 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

10 Days Stuck for time? Take a shorter version of the 12 day Scandinavia tour & finish in Sweden.

Superior In-depth

ays 10 D $1815 C Day from 82/ C$1 ly d on Lan

>> explore more >> You’ll have plenty of free time to explore & do your own thing, or choose from the optional activities below.

contiki.com/scandi-stockholm

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$99. See page 19 for details.

Code: BBSH Summer 2010

Code: BBSS Summer 2010

Depart Canada

Start Finish Cop’hgen Helsinki

C$ pp

Depart Canada

Start Finish Cop’hgen S’holm

C$ pp

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23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBSH - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$579. BBSS - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of C$475. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$119. See page 19 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you can also experience Russia with Contiki. Take a 22 day Scandinavia & Russia tour & combine the best of both regions. More on pages 78-79.

Getting there There are low cost airlines who fly from/to London like ryanair.com www.ryanair.com (for Stockholm & Copenhagen) & easyjet.com (for Copenhagen & Helsinki) or flysas.com. Book early & get yourself a cheap deal. Or even easier, schedule your international flights to Copenhagen & out of Helsinki or Stockholm.

LILLEHAMMER: Bobsled ride along the Olympic bobsled track STOCKHOLM: Take a guided tour of the city’s Town Hall, featuring the famous Nobel Prize Banquet Room Go to contiki.com/scandi-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


22 Days Scandinavia & Russia

ys 5 a D 22 $405 C Day from / 5 8 1 C$ ly d on Lan

8 countries Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany (ending Berlin)

1 GEIRANGER Lom Skei

FINLAND

Lillehammer

Sognefjord

1 GJOVIK

2 VOSS

Gulf of Bothnia

Hardangervidda

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Entry & tour of The Hermitage Museum • Entrance to Peterhof Gardens • Local guides in St. Petersburg, Novgorod, Moscow & Minsk • Guided tour inside the Kremlin Walls • Tickets to the Moscow Circus

NORWAY

HELSINKI 1

1 OSLO

Petrodvorets

1 STOCKHOLM

Estonia

RUSSIA

GOTHENBURG 1 North Sea

Latvia DENMARK

Baltic Sea Klin

1

Lithuania

COPENHAGEN

Borodino

BELARUS 1 MINSK Brest

GERMANY

POLAND

2 WARSAW Ukraine

Czech Rep

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

1 NOVGOROD

SWEDEN

Berlin

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3 ST PETERSBURG

1

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Slovakia

VOSS: Whitewater rafting on the Raundal & Stranda rivers GEIRANGER: Cruise the Geiranger Fjord (seasonal)

3 MOSCOW


79 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Copenhagen Check-in to your hotel & meet your Tour Manager for some city sightseeing before dinner in a little, local restaurant. (D) See the Little Mermaid, the Resistance Museum & the Royal Palace Day 3: Copenhagen to Gothenburg Wander through Denmark’s cosmopolitan capital this morning before heading to the cool, student vibe city of Gothenburg. (B) Day 4: Gothenburg to Oslo We journey through Norway to Oslo. Walk along the boardwalk by the port to get a feel for the relaxed capital’s lifestyle. (B) Visit Frogner Park to see the Vigeland sculptures See the City Hall & Parliament Day 5: Oslo to Voss See beautiful rugged landscapes as we journey toward the adventure hub of Norway, Voss. (B,D) Scenic drive through the Telemark ski region Visit Europe’s largest mountain plateau Day 6: Voss Chill & explore the region or try some adrenalin sports like white water rafting. Or use your free day & take a short train ride to picturesque Bergen. (B) Explore the area famous for its extreme sports & amazing natural surroundings Day 7: Voss to Geiranger See amazing mountains, fjords & glaciers as we head toward Geiranger. (B,D) See the incredible Boyabreen glacier in Skei See Sognefjord, the longest & most spectacular fjord in Norway Drive through the Laerdal Tunnel – the world’s longest road tunnel See the stunning Geiranger Fjord Day 8: Geiranger to Gjøvik Today it’s on to Lom, followed by a lunch stop in the Olympic lakeside town of Lillehammer. (B,D) See one of the few remaining original medieval stave churches in Norway Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics Day 9: Gjøvik to Stockholm Today we head into Sweden via a stop at it’s largest lake, Lake Vanern. (B) Scenic drive through unspoilt forests & lakes, known for bears, moose & wolves Day 10: Stockholm to Helsinki We’ll do a city sightseeing tour & then time is yours to hang out in this uber-cool city, before boarding the luxury boat for our overnight cruise to Helsinki. (B) Visit Gamla Stan (the old town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace Day 11: Helsinki Helsinki is the quirky Finnish capital – so spend the day exploring the sights, museums or shopping in this vibrant coastal city. (B,D) See the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium & Senate Square Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’

Day 12: Helsinki to St Petersburg Pass through Finland’s pine forests & wilderness, before crossing over the border into the canal & bridge lined St. Petersburg. (B,D) Days 13-14: St. Petersburg Two full days to explore this “Venice of the North” & discover the riches & palace-lined waterways of this impressive city. (B)(B) See the St. Peter & St. Paul Fortress See the church of the Spilt Blood & the Admiralty Day 15: St Petersburg to Novgorod Discover the ancient fort town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. (B,D) Guided tour of Novgorod’s old town & the Millennium Bell Day 16: Novgorod to Moscow Stop into the township of Klin on the way to Russia’s spiritual, political & economic hub, Moscow. (B,D) See the famous composer Tchaikovsky’s house in Klin Days 17-18: Moscow Moscow’s a richly layered city, with history & cultural at every turn. Witness the mix of ‘New’ & ‘Old’ Russia & there’s an unmissable optional locally guided tour of the famous Moscow Metro. (B)(B,D) Visit Red Square & see Lenin’s Mausoleum & St. Basil’s Cathedral Day 19: Moscow to Minsk Pass by the site of Napoleon’s great defeat in Borodino & then leave Russia for Belarus. (B,D) Locally guided city tour of Minsk Day 20: Minsk to Warsaw Cross the border into Poland & arrive in Warsaw. (B,D) Visit Brest Fortress Day 21: Warsaw Warsaw’s past is amazing. See parts of the city that were reconstructed after being ruined in the war as well its colourful palaces, churches & mansions. (B) Day 22: Depart Warsaw/Berlin The tour ends after breakfast in Warsaw, or catch a free transfer to Berlin where your tour ends upon arrival. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 22 (ending Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Superior In-depth 22 Days Scandinavia & Russia 8 countries 20 nights hotels 20 breakfasts & 11 dinners Matryoshka dolls, Russia

What’s included All as per itinerary • 20 nights twin or triple-share accomm: 19 nights in hotels & 1 night cruise (more on pages 24-27) • 20 continental breakfasts (B) & 11 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Overnight cruise • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Guided walk inside the Kremlin

4

Church of The Spilt Blood

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$225. See page 19 for details.

When to go and how much

You choose!

Code: BBSR Summer 2010 Depart Canada 2010 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 9

Start Finish C$ Cop’hgen Warsaw pp or Berlin MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL

15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10

JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30

4265 4265 4265 4265 4265 4265 4265 4479 4479

Depart Canada 2010 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10

Start Finish C$ Cop’hgen Warsaw pp or Berlin JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

17 24 31 7 14 21 28 4 11

AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 1

You can end your tour in either Warsaw or Berlin.

4479 4479 4479 4265 4055 4055 4055 4265 4265

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of C$1065. Copy of passport required at time of booking Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am (end Warsaw) or 6:00pm (end Berlin). For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. Bob-sledding in Lillehammer

Ice Bar, Stockholm

LILLEHAMMER: Bobsled ride along the Olympic bobsled track STOCKHOLM: Guided tour of the Town Hall, featuring the Nobel Prize Banquet Room ST. PETERSBURG: Evening at the Russian Ballet MOSCOW: Guided tour of the Military & Missile Museum Go to contiki.com/scandi-russia-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


13 Days Russia

ys 5 a D 13 $231 C Day from / 9 7 1 C$ ly d on Lan

5 countries Finland, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany (ending Berlin)

FINLAND Gulf of Bothnia

HELSINKI 1 Petrodvorets

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Entry & tour of The Hermitage Museum • Entrance to Peterhof Gardens k • Local guides in St. Petersburg, Novgorod, Moscow & Minsk • Guided tour inside the Kremlin Walls • Tickets to the Moscow Circus

Estonia

3 ST PETERSBURG 1 NOVGOROD

Sweden RUSSIA Latvia Baltic Sea Klin

Lithuania

Borodino

BELARUS

3 MOSCOW

1 MINSK

POLAND Brest Berlin

GERMANY

2 WARSAW

Czech Rep

contiki.com/russia

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Ukraine

Places visited Slovakia 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ST. PETERSBURG: Evening at the Russian Ballet - Weave through canals of the Neva River on an evening cruise


81 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Helsinki Check-in to your hotel & meet your Tour Manager before spending the afternoon exploring Helsinki & meeting your fellow travellers over dinner. (D) Day 3: Helsinki to St. Petersburg Pass through Finland’s pine forests & wilderness, before crossing over the border into the canal & bridge lined St. Petersburg. (B,D) Days 4-5: St. Petersburg Two full days to explore this “Venice of the North” & discover the riches & palace-lined waterways of this impressive city. (B)(B) See the St. Peter & St. Paul Fortress See the church of the Spilt Blood & the Admiralty Day 6: St Petersburg to Novgorod Discover the ancient fort town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. (B,D) Guided tour of Novgorod’s old town & the Millennium Bell Day 7: Novgorod to Moscow Stop into the township of Klin on the way to Russia’s spiritual, political & economic hub, Moscow. (B,D) See the famous composer Tchaikovsky’s house in Klin

Days 8-9: Moscow Moscow’s a richly layered city, with history & cultural at every turn. Witness the mix of ‘New’ & ‘Old’ Russia & there’s an unmissable optional locally guided tour of the famous Moscow Metro. (B)(B,D) Visit Red Square & see Lenin’s Mausoleum & St. Basil’s Cathedral Day 10: Moscow to Minsk Pass by the site of Napoleon’s great defeat in Borodino & then leave Russia for Belarus. (B,D) Locally guided city tour of Minsk Day 11: Minsk to Warsaw Cross the border into Poland & arrive in Warsaw. (B,D) Visit Brest Fortress Day 12: Warsaw Warsaw’s past is amazing. See parts of the city that were reconstructed after being ruined in the war as well its colourful palaces, churches & mansions. (B) Guided sightseeing of the Old Town, St. John’s Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Chopin’s park & the Warsaw Ghetto Day 13: Depart Warsaw/Berlin The tour ends after breakfast in Warsaw, or catch a free transfer to Berlin where your tour ends upon arrival. (B)

Superior In-depth 13 Days Russia 5 countries 11 nights hotels 11 breakfasts & 7 dinners The Hermitage Museum

What’s included All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 11 continental breakfasts (B) & 7 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Central Square, Minsk

Please note: Days 2 & 13 (ending Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

3

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$125. See page 19 for details.

The Russian ballet

When to go and how much

You choose! You can end your tour in either Warsaw or Berlin.

Code: BBRR Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start Helsinki

Finish C$ Warsaw pp or Berlin

2010 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 18

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL

JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

24 31 7 14 21 28 5 12 19

4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30

2435 2435 2435 2435 2435 2435 2495 2495 2495

Depart Canada

Start Helsinki

Finish C$ Warsaw pp or Berlin

2010 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 19

JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

26 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 20

6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 1

2495 2435 2315 2315 2315 2435 2435 2435 2435

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of C$605. Copy of passport required at time of booking Tour starts 2:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am (end Warsaw) or 6:00pm (end Berlin). For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg

Peterhof Palace, St. Petersburg

MOSCOW: Guided tour of the Military & Missile Museum - Guided tour of the famous Moscow Metro, Stalin's "Palaces for the Workers" Go to contiki.com/russia-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


10 Days Croatian Island Cruising

ys a D 10 $835 C y a from D / 4 C$8

& xes rt ta o p lus ly p 5 9 d on Lan ities C$ u t a r g

Why cruise Croatia with Contiki? • The boat is exclusive to Contiki • Comfortable & modern boat with large decks • Breakfast every day • 5 lunches • Dinner on two nights, giving you flexibility to explore the ports on other nights • Spacious twin-rooms with private facilities

CROATIA

Bosnia

SPLIT 1 1 MAKARSKA

HVAR 1 1 KORCULA

Adriatic Sea

contiki.com/croatian-cruising

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

TRSTENIK 1 2 DUBROVNIK

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

DUBROVNIK: Day trip to the tiny country of Montenegro & experience its stunning scenery, fjords & the coastal town of Budva - City wall kayaking

Go to contiki.com/croatian-cruising-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


83 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Split Make your way to the hotel and enjoy the afternoon in Split, wander though Roman ruins and sample the fantastic seaside café culture. Day 3: Split to Hvar All aboard! Jump on board our exclusive boat, meet your Contiki Rep & 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 harbour. Tonight, discover portside restaurants & order yourself some fantastic seafood. (L) See the Arsenal Fort Day 4: Hvar to Korcula Start the day with a swimming stop before a long lunch on deck as we head to Korcula, home of the famous adventurer, Marco Polo. Get a feel for its buildings, fascinating architecture & stone streets. Tonight, try some locally produced white wines & discover the town’s nightlife. (B,L) Visit the fortified Old Town Day 5: Korcula to Dubrovnik Today we’ll head to stunning Dubrovnik, known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. Opt for a kayaking excursion around the old city walls for a different view of the city, you can jump out & stop for swims when you like. 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

Day 6: Dubrovnik Dubrovnik has so much to do & see, so head back to the city or sun worship on amazing beaches. Or there’s an optional day trip to tiny Montenegro with its spectacular Fjords, where you’ll spend time in Budva & Kotor. (B,D) Day 7: Dubrovnik to Trstenik Today we’ll sail past the Elaphite islands, known for palms, olive trees, citrus plantations & colourful reefs. Tonight, we’ll dock in the unspoilt village of Trstenik, with its views across the Adriatic Sea. (B,L,D) Day 8: 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. Or, for a bit of local action, head to the main square & check out the fruit & flower markets. Tonight is yours, so head to a local restaurant & try some grilled fish or a mixed seafood platter. (B,L) Day 9: Makarska to Split After drifting past the wind-surfer’s paradise of Brac, 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 10: Split The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Superior In-depth 10 Days Croatian Island Cruising 1 country 7 nights cruise, 1 night Hotel 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 2 dinners

Relaxing on deck

1 country Croatia What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights on a sailing cruise boat (twin-share) & 1 night in a hotel (more on pages 24-27) • 7 continental breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated captain & crew with an experienced & professional Contiki representative • Port & Visitors taxes WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

2

Beautiful beaches

Spend your nights in port

When to go and how much

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save up to C$49. See page 19 for details.

Code: BBCI Summer 2010

Depart Start Canada Split

Our boat

2010 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 17 JUL 1 JUL 8 JUL 22

MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 19 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 24

Finish Split

JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL

Above Below Deck Deck Depart Start C$pp C$pp Canada Split

2010 5 935 835 JUL 29 12 935 835 AUG 12 26 1055 950 10 1150 1075 AUG 19 17 1150 1075 SEP 2 31 1215 1145 SEP 9

JUL 31 AUG 14 AUG 21 SEP 4 SEP 11

Finish Split

AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 11 SEP 18

Above Below Deck Deck C$pp C$pp

1215 1215 1215 1150 1055

1145 1145 1145 1075 950

Getting there There are low-cost airlines who fly to Split like easyjet.com (more on page 20). Flights can get tight, so book early to get yourself a cheap deal. Or even easier, schedule your international flights right through to Split.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (twin-share). Single above deck cabin supplement add C$849. Single below deck cabin supplement add C$805. Note: ‘Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof port hole and door that opens to the inside. Port taxes and gratuities add C$95. Tour starts 12:00 noon & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

Day trip to Montenegro

Dubrovnik Old Town


14 Days Greek Island Hopping

ys 9 a D 14 $204 C Day from / 7 4 1 C$ ly d on Lan

Albania

3 islands: Mykonos Santorini Ios

GREECE Aegean Sea Corinth Canal Piraeus

Ionian Sea

contiki.com/island-hopping

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Turkey 3 ATHENS MYKONOS 3 IOS 3 SANTORINI 3

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ATHENS: Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka area - Guided tour of the famous Acropolis


85 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens. This evening meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. (D) Day 3: Athens Sightsee the ancient wonders & 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. (B) Visit the famous Plaka area Day 4: Athens to Mykonos Hop aboard a ferry in the morning & journey to the popular Aegean paradise of Mykonos. (B,D) Days 5-6: Mykonos Hang out on this island famous for its azure seas, golden beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere & young, vibrant party culture. Wander through the tiny streets & whitewashed cube houses the picturesque Cycladic capital is renowned for. (B)(B) Visit Mykonos town Day 7: Mykonos to Santorini Sail to the quintessential Greek island,

Santorini, world-famous for simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. (B,D) Days 8-9: Santorini Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or take a cable car up to the cliff-top town of Fira. From here, catch a staggering panoramic view of the island’s submerged volcano & sip on cocktails as the sun goes down. There’s also a chance for a boat ride out to the active volcanic island, Nea Kameni. (B)(B) Visit the main town of Fira Day 10: Santorini to Ios Cruise to another Greek Island gem, the beautiful Island of Ios. (B,D) Days 11-12: Ios Chill out poolside or on soft, sandy beaches for the day. Then get caught up in the nightlife of this ultimate party island. (B)(B) Visit Ios town Day 13: Ios to Athens Set sail back to mainland Greece & the mythological city of Athens. (B) Day 14: Depart Athens The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Superior In-depth 14 Days Greek Island Hopping 3 islands 12 nights hotels 12 breakfasts & 4 dinners Theatre of Dionysos, Athens

What’s included All as per itinerary • 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 12 continental breakfasts (B) & 4 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager • Ferry crossings (tourist class on all journeys) & coach transfers • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Please note: Days 2 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Santorini

When to go and how much Code: BBGI Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start Athens

Finish Athens

C$ pp

Depart Canada

Start Athens

Finish Athens

C$ pp

2010 APR 29 MAY 2 MAY 5 MAY 8 MAY 11 MAY 14 MAY 17 MAY 20 MAY 23 MAY 26 MAY 29 JUN 1 JUN 4 JUN 7 JUN 10 JUN 13 JUN 16 JUN 19 JUN 22 JUN 25 JUN 28 JUL 1 JUL 4 JUL 7 JUL 10 JUL 13

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

2049 2139 2139 2139 2139 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2249 2249 2249 2249 2249

2010 JUL 16 JUL 19 JUL 22 JUL 25 JUL 28 JUL 31 AUG 3 AUG 6 AUG 9 AUG 12 AUG 15 AUG 18 AUG 21 AUG 24 AUG 27 AUG 30 SEP 2 SEP 5 SEP 8 SEP 11 SEP 14 SEP 17 SEP 20 SEP 23 SEP 26 SEP 29

JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP

JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT

2249 2249 2249 2249 2249 2195 2195 2195 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195

30 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 2 5 8 11 14 17 20 23 26 29 2 5 8 11 14

12 15 18 21 24 27 30 2 5 8 11 14 17 20 23 26 29 2 5 8 11 14 17 20 23 26

17 20 23 26 29 1 4 7 10 13 16 19 22 25 28 31 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30

29 1 4 7 10 13 16 19 22 25 28 31 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 3 6 9 12

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$109. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save C$100 with our multi tour discount. See page 19. Fly to Italy and connect with the Simply Italy tour detailed on pages 58-59 (selected departures). Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of C$969. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. Ios, Greece

Island Cruise, Ios

SANTORINI: Visit Oia at sunset - Boat trip to the Volcano’s core IOS: Island cruise on a traditional sailing boat Go to contiki.com/island-hopping-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


86

5 Days

Superior In-depth 5 Days Spotlight on Greece 1 country 3 nights hotels 3 breakfasts & 2 dinners

Spotlight on Greece

Palace of Agamemnon, Mycenae

1 country

Greece

What’s included

Albania

All as per itinerary • 3 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 24-27) • 3 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • Experienced & professional local guide • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • “Welcome to Greece” information pack • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

GREECE Aegean Sea DELPHI 1 Corinth Canal

Corinth

1 ATHENS Mycenae

OLYMPIA 1

L

Ionian Sea

3

Mediterranean Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$45. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! Add the Greek Island Hopping tour detailed on pages 84-85. Alternatively, fly to Rome and connect with the Italian Espresso tour detailed on pages 60-61, or fly to Cairo and connect with the Egypt tour detailed on pages 68-69. Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

ys 5 Da $795 C Day from 59/ Can$d 1 only

contiki.com/greece

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: BBBS Summer 2010

Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens. This evening meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers.

Depart Canada

Start Athens

Finish Athens

C$ pp

Depart Canada

Start Athens

Finish Athens

C$ pp

2010 APR 25 MAY 9 MAY 23 JUN 6 JUN 20 JUL 4 JUL 18 JUL 25

APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL

APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL

795 829 849 849 849 875 875 875

2010 AUG 1 AUG 15 AUG 29 SEP 12 SEP 26 OCT 10 OCT 24

AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT

AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

849 829 849 849 849 849 849

26 10 24 7 21 5 19 26

29 13 27 10 24 8 22 29

2 16 30 13 27 11 25

5 19 2 16 30 14 28

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of C$245. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 6:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

Day 3: Athens to Olympia Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city before criss-crossing the beautiful, historic Peloponnese region en-route to Olympia. (B,D)

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Guided tour of Delphi including the Temple of Apollo Please note: Day 2 has been designed to allow you to start the tour without needing an extra night of accommodation.

Guided tour of Athens including the Acropolis & Parthenon See the impressive Corinth Canal Guided tour of Mycenae, including the Palace of Agamemnon See the Acronafplion citadel at Nafplion Day 4: Olympia to Delphi On your mark, get set, go! A local guide shows off the site of the first Olympic Games. This afternoon, cross the Corinthian Gulf & arrive in Delphi, the centre of the universe in Ancient Greek times. (B,D) Guided tour of Olympia including the Olympic Stadium & Temples of Hera & Zeus

The Acropolis, Athens

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Visit the famous Plaka area

Day 5: Delphi to Athens Be swept away by Delphi’s history, spectacular ruins & museum as well as its heartbreakingly beautiful location on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Return to the mythological city of Athens where the tour ends in the afternoon. (B)

Greek Evzoni soldier

ATHENS: Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka


87

Spotlight on Greece

When to go and how much

plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise

Code: SPICR3 Summer 2010

Aegean Sea Corinth Canal 1

TURKEY Kusadasi

ys 9 Da $1375 C Day s & from 53/ rt taxe C$1nly plus4p5o $1 do Lan uities C grat

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-5: Canada to Athens Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary & included sightseeing opposite. Day 6: Athens to Mykonos Cruise to Mykonos with its golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D,S) Day 7: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi. Later, enjoy friendly, unspoilt Patmos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See Monastery of St. John on Patmos Day 8: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete en-route to Santorini and its famous blue & white buildings. (B,L,D,S)

Mykonos

Twin Cabin Twin Cabin Depart Start Finish Out In Depart Start Finish Out In Canada Athens Athens C$pp C$pp Canada Athens Athens C$pp C$pp 2010 APR 25 MAY 9 MAY 23 JUN 6 JUN 20 JUL 4 JUL 18 JUL 25

ATHENS Patmos

GREECE Santorini

Superior In-depth

APR 26 MAY 10 MAY 24 JUN 7 JUN 21 JUL 5 JUL 19 JUL 26

MAY 3 MAY 17 MAY 31 JUN 14 JUN 28 JUL 12 JUL 26 AUG 2

1479 1549 1585 1585 1585 1625 1625 1625

1375 1435 1469 1469 1469 1509 1509 1509

2010 AUG 1 AUG 15 AUG 29 SEP 12 SEP 26 OCT 10 OCT 24

AUG 2 AUG 16 AUG 30 SEP 13 SEP 27 OCT 11 OCT 25

AUG 9 AUG 23 SEP 6 SEP 20 OCT 4 OCT 18 NOV 1

1585 1549 1585 1585 1585 1585 1565

1469 1435 1469 1469 1469 1469 1449

Crete

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Mediterranean Sea

Visit Heraklion town on Crete Visit the main town of Fira on Santorini See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Day 9: Arrival into Athens Disembark after breakfast & transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. For triple share rate reduce twin price by 5%. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Or take a single supplement option: add C$425 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or C$455 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price). Port taxes and gratuities add C$145. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa.

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9 Days Spotlight on Greece plus Greek Island Cruise 2 countries, 4 nights hotels & 3 nights cruise 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners & 3 suppers

2 countries Greece, Turkey

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 4 nights in hotels & 3 nights onboard a cruise ship (more on pages 24-27) • 3 continental breakfasts (B), 4 buffet breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) & 3 suppers (S) • Onboard representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise • Refer to “What’s Included” on page 86 for all other inclusions WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

5

See below for optional activities.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$45. See page 19 for details.

contiki.com/greece3

Spotlight on Greece

When to go and how much

plus 7 day Greek Island Cruise

Code: SPICR7 Summer 2010

Istanbul

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

ays 13 D $1865 C Day s & from 4p4lu/s port taxe 1 $ Cand onlys C$385 L uitie grat

Aegean Sea

TURKEY

1 ATHENS Patmos Mykonos

Santorini

Crete

Days 1-5: Canada to Athens Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary and included sightseeing opposite. Days 6-13: Athens to Athens Refer to Golden Fleece cruise (days 3-10) itinerary and included sightseeing on p.89.

2010 APR 25 MAY 9 MAY 23 JUN 6 JUN 20 JUL 4 JUL 18

APR 26 MAY 10 MAY 24 JUN 7 JUN 21 JUL 5 JUL 19

MAY 7 MAY 21 JUN 4 JUN 18 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 30

2119 2215 2269 2269 2269 2325 2325

1865 1949 1999 1999 1999 2049 2049

2010 AUG 1 AUG 15 AUG 29 SEP 12 SEP 26 OCT 10

AUG 2 AUG 16 AUG 30 SEP 13 SEP 27 OCT 11

AUG 13 AUG 27 SEP 10 SEP 24 OCT 8 OCT 22

2269 2215 2269 2269 2269 2269

1999 1949 1999 1999 1999 1999

2 countries Greece, Turkey

What’s included

Kusadasi

Rhodes

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Twin Cabin Twin Cabin Depart Start Finish Out In Depart Start Finish Out In Canada Athens Athens C$pp C$pp Canada Athens Athens C$pp C$pp

13 Days Spotlight on Greece plus Greek Island Cruise 2 countries, 4 nights hotels & 7 nights cruise 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners & 7 suppers

Mediterranean Sea

Please note: Days 2 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

>> explore more >> See below for optional activities. Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$45. See page 19 for details.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Or take a single supplement option: add C$575 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or C$655 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price). Port taxes and gratuities add C$385. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa.

All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 4 nights in hotels & 7 nights onboard a cruise ship (more on pages 24-27) • 3 continental breakfasts (B), 8 buffet breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) & 7 suppers (S) • Refer to “What’s Included” above & on page 86 for all other inclusions WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

contiki.com/greece7

PLUS these optional activities for the 3 & 7 day Spotlight on Greece plus Greek Island Cruise options: KUSADASI: Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus PATMOS: Guided tour of the Monastry of St. John CRETE: Guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos Go to contiki.com/greece-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).

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Louis Hellenic Cruises

7 Days Aegean Classic 2 countries, 4 nights cruise & 1 night hotel 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners & 4 suppers

Aegean Classic

When to go and how much Code: 6CGS Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start Athens

Finish Athens

2010 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 6

MAR MAR MAR APR APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT NOV

MAR MAR APR APR APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV

Quad Out Quad In Twin Out Twin In C$pp C$pp C$pp C$pp

7 days incl 4 days cruising CE Aegean Sea

2 countries Greece, Turkey

What’s included All as per itinerary • 5 nights accommodation: 4 nights onboard a cruise ship (your choice of quad or twin-share) & 1 night in a hotel (more on pages 24-27) • 5 buffet breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 4 three-course dinners (D) & 4 suppers (S) • On-board representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

2

14 21 28 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 17 24 31 7

19 26 2 9 16 23 30 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 1 8 15 22 29 5 12

839 839 839 839 839 839 839 839 839 875 875 875 875 875 875 875 895 895 895 895 875 845 845 845 865 865 865 865 865 865 855 855 855 855 855

685 685 685 685 685 685 685 685 685 709 709 709 709 709 709 709 729 729 729 729 709 685 685 685 699 699 699 699 699 699 695 695 695 695 695

1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1099 1099 1099 1099 1075 1035 1035 1035 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049

889 889 889 889 889 889 889 889 889 925 925 925 925 925 925 925 945 945 945 945 925 889 889 889 909 909 909 909 909 909 899 899 899 899 899

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or quad-share). Single inside cabin supplement add C$105. Single outside cabin supplement add C$119. Port taxes and gratuities add C$209. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accomm options see p.130. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multientry visa.

TURKEY 1 ATHENS Kusadasi

ys 7 Da $685 C artytaxes & from D / 8 p 9 Can$d onlys pCl$u2s09o L uitie grat

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens. This evening meet your Cruise Representative & fellow Contiki travellers. Visit the famous Plaka area Day 3: Athens to Mykonos Board your ship & cruise to the Aegean paradise of Mykonos. Tonight, hang out on this island, famous for its golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D,S) Day 4: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colourful bazaar. Later on, relax on the beach or in a local taverna on the friendly, unspoilt island of Patmos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See Monastery of St. John on Patmos

Mykonos

Patmos

Santorini Rhodes

Crete

Mediterranean Sea Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Day 5: Cruising to Rhodes Arrive at the sunniest island in the Aegean & spend the day exploring pristine beaches, medieval towns & cool little shops. (B,L,D,S) See the fortified town of Rhodes Day 6: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete en-route to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini, world-famous for its famous blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Visit the main town of Fira Day 7: Arrival into Athens Returnto Athens & enjoy breakfast then transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. Or take the opportunity for a guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 7 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

contiki.com/aegean

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

KUSADASI: Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus ATHENS: Guided tour of the famous Acropolis


89 Superior In-depth

About our cruises Louis Hellenic Cruises are our trusted cruise operating partner, running Contiki trips on classic cruise ships through the sun-kissed Greek Isles. Onboard, there is a daily program of changing activities to choose from, the opportunity to mix with a wide range of people (these cruises are not exclusive to Contiki travellers), & get the low-down from our onboard dedicated Contiki Cruise Rep. Our Rep is a great guide to the best things to do & see both onboard & onshore. Each vessel has excellent facilities like a pool, bar, nightclub, live evening entertainment, casino & a spa. Freshly prepared meals are a highlight & choose from either a casual buffet or more special full-service restaurant. Comfortable rooms all have private facilities, with a choice of either a Standard Outside Cabin with porthole or a Standard Inside Cabin without porthole. Single accommodation in either of these cabin types is available on request. Check the ‘When to go & how much’ panel for more or contiki.com/cruising. The order of ports of call may be reversed on some days & the itinerary is subject to change.

Golden Fleece

When to go and how much

10 days incl 7 days cruising

10 Days Golden Fleece 2 countries, 7 nights cruise & 1 night hotel 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners & 7 suppers

Code: 9GFS Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start Athens

Finish Athens

2010 MAR 31 APR 14 APR 28 MAY 12 MAY 26 JUN 9 JUN 23 JUL 7 JUL 21 AUG 4 AUG 18 SEP 1 SEP 15 SEP 29 OCT 13

APR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT

APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT

Quad Out Quad In Twin Out Twin In C$pp C$pp C$pp C$pp

Istanbul

ays 9 D 0 1 $96 y C m o art taxes & fr 7p/luD 9 s po $ Cand onlys C$419 L uitie grat

e Aegean Sea

Patmos

Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & meet your Cruise Representative & fellow travellers. Visit the famous Plaka area Day 3: Athens & sail to Istanbul Board the ship & enjoy the facilities as we cruise to Turkey’s vibrant capital. (B,D,S) Day 4: Cruising to Istanbul Enjoy the ship's great amenities. Anchor in diverse Istanbul. (B,L,D,S) Day 5: Istanbul & the Bosphorus Savour this cultural city’s incredible mosaic of sights. (B,L,D,S) Day 6: Cruising to Mykonos Hang out on golden beaches & in the island’s young, party culture. (B,L,D,S) Day 7: Cruising to Kusadasi via Patmos Stop by friendly Patmos. Later, enjoy the resort town of Kusadasi. (B,L,D,S)

Kusadasi

Mykonos

Santorini Rhodes

Crete

Itinerary and included sightseeing

TURKEY

1 ATHENS

Mediterranean Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar Day 8: Cruising to Rhodes Explore pristine beaches, medieval towns & cool shops. (B,L,D,S) Day 9: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete en-route to Santorini & its famous blue & white buildings. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Visit the main town of Fira Day 10: Arrival into Athens After breakfast, transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. Or you could join an optional locally guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon. (B)

1 15 29 13 27 10 24 8 22 5 19 2 16 30 14

9 23 7 21 4 18 2 16 30 13 27 10 24 8 22

1249 1249 1249 1249 1299 1299 1299 1329 1329 1299 1249 1279 1279 1279 1265

969 969 969 969 1009 1009 1009 1035 1035 1009 969 995 995 995 985

1585 1585 1585 1585 1645 1645 1645 1685 1685 1645 1585 1625 1625 1625 1605

1325 1325 1325 1325 1375 1375 1375 1409 1409 1375 1325 1355 1355 1355 1339

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or quad-share). Single inside cabin supplement add C$185. Single outside cabin supplement add C$199. Port taxes and gratuities add C$419. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accomm options see p.130. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multientry visa.

2 countries Greece, Turkey

What’s included All as per itinerary • 8 nights accommodation: 7 nights onboard a cruise ship (your choice of quad or twin-share) & 1 night in a hotel (more on pages 24-27) • 8 buffet breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 three-course dinners (D) & 7 suppers (S) • On-board representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of the cruise WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Please note: Days 2 & 10 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

contiki.com/golden-fleece

RHODES: Tour of the traditional fishing village of Lindos & the medieval city of Rhodes PATMOS: Guided tour of the Monastery of St. John ATHENS: Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka PLUS these Optionals for Golden Fleece 9 days: ISTANBUL: Guided city sightseeing tour CRETE: Guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos Go to contiki.com/aegean-explore-more or golden-fleece-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).

2


90 Superior In-depth 10 Days Eastern Mediterranean Cruising 4 countries 1 night hotel & 7 nights cruise 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners & 7 suppers

10 Days

4 countries

Black Sea

Bulgaria

Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt

What’s included All as per itinerary • 8 nights accommodation: 7 nights onboard a cruise ship (your choice of quad or twin-share) & 1 night in a hotel (more on pages 24-27) • 8 buffet breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 7 three-course dinners (D) & 7 suppers (S) • Onboard representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of the cruise • Local guides in Cairo & Jerusalem WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Eastern Mediterranean Cruising

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Istanbul

GREECE ATHENS 1

TURKEY Mykonos

Cyprus

Crete

Mediterranean Sea Ashdod Jerusalem

Alexandria Port Said

2

Giza

ISRAEL

ays 10 D $1299 C Day s & from 3p0lu/s port taxe 1 $ Cand onlys C$419 L uitie grat

Cairo

EGYPT

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$69. See page 19 for details.

contiki.com/eastern-med-cruising

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: 9TCC Summer 2010

Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon exploring some of Athens, Europe’s oldest city. This evening meet your Cruise Representative & fellow Contiki travellers & opt for a dinner in the rustic Plaka district. Day 3: Cruise to Istanbul Board the ship & enjoy the facilities as we cruise to Turkey’s vibrant capital. (B,L,D,S) Day 4: Istanbul Istanbul is the world’s only city to span 2 continents. Get a feel for the exotic & see how the locals live their daily lives in this cultural melting pot. Try tasty, local food specialities & the beautiful sightseeing spots before cruising back to the Greek Islands. (B,L,D,S) Day 5: Cruise to Mykonos Hang out on one of Greece’s best islands, famous for golden beaches & it’s fun party scene. Wander through tiny streets & whitewashed houses in this picture-postcard paradise. (B,L,D,S) Visit Mykonos town & see the traditional Cycladic-style houses See the famous windmills Day 6: Cruising to Israel Position yourself poolside & make the most of the sea views from the deck or enjoy one of the ships many activities as we cruise all day. (B,L,D,S)

Depart Canada

Start Athens

Finish Athens

2010 APR 7 APR 21 MAY 5 MAY 19 JUN 2 JUN 16 JUN 30 JUL 14 JUL 28 AUG 11 AUG 25 SEP 8 SEP 22 OCT 6 OCT 20

APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT

APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

8 22 6 20 3 17 1 15 29 12 26 9 23 7 21

16 30 14 28 11 25 9 23 6 20 3 17 1 15 29

Quad Out Quad In Twin Out Twin In C$pp C$pp C$pp C$pp

1609 1609 1609 1649 1649 1649 1689 1689 1689 1609 1609 1649 1649 1649 1649

1299 1299 1299 1335 1335 1335 1369 1369 1369 1299 1299 1335 1335 1335 1335

1825 1825 1825 1869 1869 1869 1919 1919 1919 1825 1825 1869 1869 1869 1869

1549 1549 1549 1589 1589 1589 1625 1625 1625 1549 1549 1589 1589 1589 1589

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or quad-share). Single inside cabin supplement add C$225. Single outside cabin supplement add C$245. Port taxes and gratuities add C$419. Note: Standard outside cabins are with a porthole & standard inside cabins are without a porthole. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa. The Sphinx, Egypt

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Day 7: Arrive Ashdod for Jerusalem Learn about the history of Jerusalem this morning, with its unique mix of cultures & beliefs. Experience the local lifestyle with lunch at a kibbutz, then hit the bustling markets & tight alleyways that give this city a distinct & enjoyable atmosphere. (B,L,D,S) Visit the Old City & the New City See the Mount of Olives, Via Dolorosa, Dome of the Rock, Church of the Holy Sepulchre & the Wailing Wall Lunch at a Kibbutz Visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem Day 8: Arrive Port Said for Cairo Cairo has so much to do & see! From King Tut’s treasures to the bustling city - leap from one age to another in this intense jumble of the ancient & the new. (B,L,D,S) Visit the Egyptian Museum & Bazaar Guided tour of the Great Pyramids & the Sphinx Day 9: Cruise to Crete Capture the sun on Greece’s largest island, Crete, where there’s the option to visit the 4000 year old Palace of Knossos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete Day 10: Arrival into Athens After breakfast, you’ll transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. Or you could join an optional locally guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 10 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

ISTANBUL: Entry to nightclub with belly dancers, musicians & performers Boat cruise along the spectacular Bosphorus CRETE: Taste of Crete guided sightseeing tour with traditional Greek raki & meze

Go to contiki.com/eastern-med-cruising-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


91 Superior In-depth

9 Days Mykonos & Island Cruising

9 Days Mykonos & Island Cruising 2 countries, 4 nights hotels & 3 nights cruise 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners & 3 suppers

Patmos, Greece

2 countries Greece, Turkey

GREECE Aegean Sea

TURKEY

Corinth Canal 1 ATHENS

ys 9 Da $1379 C Day s & from 5p4lu/s port taxe 1 $ Cand onlys C$145

Kusadasi

3 MYKONOS

Patmos

Santorini

L uitie grat

Crete

Mediterranean Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/mykonos-cruising

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/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 Tour Representative & fellow travellers. Visit the famous Plaka area Day 3: Athens to Mykonos Ferry to Mykonos then board the cruise ship & get set to island-hop your way to heaven, starting with a few days on the Aegean island paradise of Mykonos. (B,D) Days 4-5: Mykonos Hang out on this island famous for its azure seas, golden beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere & young, vibrant party culture. Wander through the tiny streets & whitewashed cube houses found in the picture-perfect Cycladic capital. (B)(B) Visit Mykonos town See the traditional Cycladic style houses See the famous windmills Day 6: Mykonos to Turkey Soak up some more sun on the pristine beaches, wind through the labyrinthine 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, head offshore & sail away into the sunset toward Turkey & the Dodecanese Islands. (B,D,S)

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Day 7: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi Stop in the port-town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colourful bazaar or get a feel for ancient Roman life on an optional tour to the classical city of Ephesus. Later on, dock at the friendly, unspoilt 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 Day 8: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete, the largest of the islands, en-route to the quintessential Greek island, 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. Or take a boat ride out to the volcanic island, Nea Kameni. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Visit the main town of Fira Day 9: Arrival into Athens Set sail back to mainland Greece & the mythological city of Athens. Disembark after breakfast & transfer into central Athens where the tour ends once you arrive. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 4 nights in hotels & 3 nights on board a cruise ship (more on pages 24-27) • 7 continental breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 4 three-course dinners (D) & 3 suppers (S) • Experienced, professional local guide in Athens & representative onboard cruise ship • Coach transfers • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

When to go and how much Code: BBGM Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start Athens

Finish Athens

C$ pp

Depart Canada

Start Athens

Finish Athens

2010 MAY 9 MAY 16 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 18

MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL

MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL

1379 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1465 1465 1465

2010 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 3

JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 5 12 19

17 24 31 7 14 21 28 5 12 19 26

26 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4

C$ pp

2 1465 9 1429 16 1379 23 1379 30 1379 6 1429 13 1429 20 1429 27 1429 4 1429 11 1429

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$69. See page 19 for details.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All cruise & tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple share reduction of 5% available based on the twinshare tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room/inside cabin supplement add C$415. Port taxes and gratuities add C$145. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

Santorini

ATHENS: Guided tour of the famous Acropolis KUSADASI: Tour the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus with Local Guide PATMOS: Guided tour of the Monastery of St. John CRETE: Locally guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos

Go to contiki.com/mykonos-cruising-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


Pack your winter jacket & discover a snow-covered Europe on our great-value winter itineraries. 3 ways to go There’s 3 ways to travel Contiki in the Winter. Multi-country, In-depth regional & Ski/boarding trips. We cover a range of countries & cities from 4-26 days. All our winter tours are Superior Hotel standard. There’s more on pages 24-27.

Skiing in Austria

Fun in the snow

1 & 2 week ski & snowboarding packages in the Tyrol Mountains, Austria. Stay at our traditional Gasthof (guesthouse) – exclusively for Contiki travellers. More on opposite page.

More London anyone?

Why winter? #1 Airfares are up to 50% cheaper. Spend less getting there. Have more for yourself. #2 See more - it’s less crowded than in the summer. #3 Ski, snowboard & enjoy the snow. There’s fantastic nightlife with après-ski European-style. #4 Stop dreaming of a white Christmas. Experience one. #5 Cultural events come alive in the winter. Christmas markets, festivals, carnivals & more. #6 Do something different this winter. Mom will understand.

Christmas Markets

For tours that start & end in London, hang out a little longer with our London Explorer 2 & 4 night packages. More on page 125.

Celebrate New Year’s! Check the date chart on each tour page to see where you could be celebrating New Year’s Eve. We also offer New Year’s Eve packages in Paris & Amsterdam. More on page 126.

Paris

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Colosseum


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7/14 Days Ski Austria from C$595

When to go and how much Option one: INCLUDING overnight coach transfers, accommodation† and breakfast. 8 nights (6 days ski)

15 nights (13 days ski)

Code: C7SWBIT Start Finish London London

Code: C14SWBIT Start Finish London London

C$ pp

C$ pp

2010 2010 DEC 10 DEC 18 729 DEC 10 DEC 25 1249 DEC 17 DEC 25 729 DEC 17 JAN 1 1249 DEC 24 JAN 1 729 DEC 24 JAN 8 1249 DEC 31 JAN 8 729 DEC 31 JAN 15 1249 2011 2011 JAN 7 JAN 15 665 JAN 7 JAN 22 1135 JAN 14 JAN 22 665 JAN 14 JAN 29 1135 JAN 21 JAN 29 665 JAN 21 FEB 5 1135 JAN 28 FEB 5 665 JAN 28 FEB 12 1135 FEB 4 FEB 12 665 FEB 4 FEB 19 1135 FEB 11 FEB 19 665 FEB 11 FEB 26 1135 FEB 18 FEB 26 665 FEB 25 MAR 5 665 FEB 18 MAR 5 1135 Please note: Ski Austria including transfer tours depart London on Fridays & arrive in Hopfgarten on Saturdays. Refer to important notes below regarding room & meal options.

8 or 15 Day packages including transfers also available*

Option two: Accommodation† and breakfast EXCLUDING overnight coach transfers.

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7 nights (6 days ski)

14 nights (13 days ski)

Code: C7SWB Start Finish Austria Austria

Code: C14SWB Start Finish Austria Austria

2010 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25 2011 JAN 1 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26

Great value packages with Contiki

C$ pp

DEC 18 DEC 25 JAN 1

659 659 659

JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5

595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595

2010 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25 2011 JAN 1 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19

C$ pp

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Save Money! Tour + 2 week ski tour combination discounts apply when you book a Winter Europe tour at the same time as a ski tour. Save up to C$100 off the cost of the ski tour. See page 19 for details.

for 20 years.

• Hopfgarten is part of the Ski Welt (Ski World) region. With 250km (155 miles) of runs & lifts, you’ll get around the mountain fast by gondola & a modern chair system. • One of the biggest artificial snowmaking machinery systems in Europe, means great conditions, guaranteed. • Try aprés ski European-style, with outdoor schnaps stalls, lively bars & clubs, plus the Gasthof bar - just for Contiki travellers. • Beginners, intermediates & advanced - there’s terrain for everyone. • You need a decent meal to get you started, so we include a hot buffet breakfast daily. • Pre-book & pay a small supplement & we can include five 3-course dinners (1 week tour) or ten meals (for 2 week tour).

Contiki has negotiated great deals on lots of ski extras like lessons (private or group) with English speaking instructors & the latest ski gear & equipment hire. All you need to bring is yourself – we’ll do the rest. Book in advance with your travel agent or book & pay when you get there.

Ski pass Equipment hire (skis, boots & poles or board & boots) Ski lessons (5 days for 4hrs/day) Ski lessons (3 days for 4hrs/day) Snowboard lessons (5 days for 2hrs/day) Snowboard lessons (3 days for 2hrs/day) Ski & Snowboard lessons (3 days ski for 4hrs per day & 3 days snowboard for 2hrs per day)

See the full list of explore more optional activities available in Hopfgarten (at an additional cost) at contiki.com/ski-explore-more.

• We’re experts - we’ve been doing it

Important notes: Prices are per person, quad share & don’t include airfares. Twin share available on request. Twin share supplement 1 week add: C$80. 2 weeks add: C$150. Half board supplement 5 nights add: C$79. 10 nights add: C$159. For Travel Insurance see page 121. † Accommodation in Hopfgarten village may be used subject to guest numbers.

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Why ski Contiki?

Lessons & extras

Ski extras

Choose a 1 or 2 week ski package, staying at Contiki’s very own Gasthof, set in the pretty Tyrolean mountain village of Hopfgarten. The area is perfect for skiers & boarders of all levels, from beginners to advanced. Don’t want to ski the whole time? No problem. There’s optional activities like tandem paragliding, sleigh rides, ice-skating, plus 3 famous Austrian towns nearby to check out including Salzburg, Innsbruck or Kitzbuhel. Travel there on your own, or via return Contiki coach transfers to/from London.

7 or 14 Days Ski Austria 1 country 7/14 nights accommodation 7/14 breakfasts

Please note: Ski Austria only tours start in Hopfgarten on Saturdays.

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Take the ski hotspot of the Hohe Salve mountains, combine it with snow, a bunch of 18-35’s, plus a range of activities & nightlife & we’ll guarantee you outrageous fun.

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Where you stay The Gasthof Schöneck is Contiki's very own traditional chalet, exclusively for Contiki travelers. It comes complete with it’s own dedicated, on-site crew. All our prices are based on quad-share (with a number of twin rooms including private facilities available for a small supplement). If you’re travelling alone, we’ll organise for you to share a room (same sex) for no extra cost.

Please note: Credit cards are not accepted in the ski village.

Ski Facts Gampen 6417ft Choralpe 5971ft

Kitzbuehler Horn St Johann in Tyrol

Astberg 4157ft

Hartkaiser

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Going Ellmau 2690ft

Eiberg 5489ft

Brandstadt 5413ft Neualm

Zinsberg 5492ft Kandleralm Hohe Salve

Rigi 5026ft

Scheffau 2467ft

Hochbrixen

Alpenrose 5095ft

Talkaser 5774ft Mittelstation 4331ft

Brixen i Thale Westendorf 2624ft

Salvenmoos Ski Runs Easy Medium Difficult Ski Lifts Gondola

Fleiding 6207ft

Söll 2297ft

Talstation 2589ft Kelchsau

HOPFGARTEN Itter 2297ft

Penningberg

• Mountain Restaurants: 63 • Lifts: Gondola 8 Chair 36 Drag 44 Beginners 12 • Ski Welt Pass: Shown in map • Ski Welt: Beginners runs 63 (blue). Total 107km Intermediate runs (51 (red). Total 120km Advanced runs 7 (black). Total 23km • Total length of pistes: 250km


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Irish Sea

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Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Private boat to the islands of Venice

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Dresden

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Valley of the Somme

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FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

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AUSTRIA Hungary

Dolomite Mountains

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains Pont du Gard

Pisa Monaco

SPAIN

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA

contiki.com/wanderer

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

2 FRENCH RIVIERA 2

Mediterranean Sea

1 FLORENCE

Bosnia Serbia Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Vatican City

2 ROME

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PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne LUCERNE: Fondue lunch in a traditional Swiss restaurant

Macedonia Albania


95 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Days 3: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 4: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 5: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Chablis & Burgundy vineyards Day 6: Lucerne Soak up the alpine beauty of this lake town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument Day 7: Lucerne to Lyon Travel on to the gourmet’s paradise of Lyon. (B) Visit Lyon’s old town Day 8: Lyon to Barcelona Head through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains, on to the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 9: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 10: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel through Provence, past Cannes, to the glamorous resort town of Nice on the French Riviera. (B,D) Day 11: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through markets, check out the many museums & shop the upscale boutiques. Later rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monte Carlo! (B) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Day 12: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 13: Florence to Rome A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome

Day 14: Rome Tap into this living museum of history or get a feeling for its imperial glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 15: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Apennine Mountains past the city of Bologna & on to enchanting Venice. (B,D) Day 16: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 17: Venice to Vienna Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B) Day 18: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to explore the cities wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture &, of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 19: Vienna to Munich Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial en-route to Munich, home of Oktoberfest - celebrating 200 years in 2010. (B,D) Entry into Mauthausen memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 20: Munich to Prague Wind through the German countryside & Bohemia to golden Prague. (B,D) Day 21: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 22: Prague to Berlin Bite into some local fare at your stop in Dresden en-route to über-cool Berlin. (B,D) Day 23: Berlin Savour the mix of old & new where you’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie' Day 24: Berlin to Amsterdam Motor down the Autobahn, past Hanover, to free-wheeling Amsterdam. (B,D) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 25: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house Day 26: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Superior Multi-country 26 Days Winter Wanderer 12 countries 24 nights hotels 23 breakfasts & 12 dinners Christmas Markets, Berlin

What’s included All as per itinerary • 24 nights twin or triple share accommodation: 22 nights in hotels & 2 nights in Contiki’s feature hotel (more on pages 24-27) • 23 continental breakfasts (B) & 12 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

The Roman Forum

When to go and how much

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Start London

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Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save C$329. Or pay 6 months in advance and save C$165. See page 19 for details.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of C$885. • 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 Venice. * Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. ** Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. *** Spend New Year’s Eve in Nice. †* Spend New Year’s Eve in Barcelona. †** Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ††* Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130. Charles Bridge, Prague

BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs including one drink ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals VIENNA: Schnaps museum visit & tasting PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise with lunch BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/wanderer-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


Remember, if you book early you save money!

Theme party nights

Meals Your tour price includes a buffet breakfast on most days & lots of 2-course dinners that highlight local dishes like snails, frogs legs & fondue. Use your free nights to get out on the town & try some local restaurants. At lunchtime, we keep it flexible & let you make your own choices. That way you can try what you like, when you like, without being forced to head back to a meeting spot right in the middle of the day.

Your Contiki Crew Site reps

Château breakfast

What’s new? • Our Swiss Chalet has just had a makeover & looks amazing • We’ve done even more work on our French Chateau with a new bar, new beds & more. • ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions like a Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot (on every itinerary that includes Paris). See tour pages for lots more ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions. • Brand new twin share cabins, all with private bathrooms. Stopovers & Villages now have even • better facilities like big screen plasma TV’s & extra web access. • Our Contiki Villages have been upgraded.

Where you stay Budget trips are all about mixing it up, so you’ll stay in everything from hotels & cabins, to hostels & special stopovers. Accommodation is twin-share (with a maximum quad-share), almost all with private bathroom facilities.

What’s a Special Stopover? It’s accommodation exclusively for Contiki travellers, managed by our dedicated, onsite crew. We choose unique & traditional places in fantastic locations. Like a 16th century Chateau in France, a Swiss Chalet at the foot of the breathtaking Alps, an Austrian Gasthof & a beach resort hotel in Corfu (more on pages 98-99). Some have recently been upgraded, plus they have great facilities like big screen plasma TVs, pools, bars, nightclubs & plenty of internet access.

You’ll travel with 2 Contiki crew: your Tour Manager & Driver, while our resident Site Reps look after you at Budget Special Stopovers & Contiki Villages. More on this super-skilled team on pages 14-15.

Sightseeing, free time & transport Most of the main sights are included in the cost of your tour (pages 10-11), plus there’s plenty of free time for you to do the things you like. Choose from our optional Explore More activities (pages 12-13) or just take time to chill out, relax & do whatever you like. As with every Contiki tour, you’ll travel on the comfiest coaches out there, all of which are air-conditioned.

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Budget tours Stay in a variety of places Always comfortable Unique & very European Twin-share (max quad-share) Mostly private facilities

Multi-country tours More on pages 100-123

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The château bar

Special stopovers Our Special Stopovers are manned by our dedicated on-site crew. Swiss Chalet Stay in Contiki’s cosy wooden Chalet, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Set in a spectacular glacial valley at the foot of the Jungfrau Mountain (4158m/13,641ft), it’s exclusive to Contiki travellers. Upgraded in 2009 with new lounge, dining room, outdoor area & big flat screen TVs. There’s also the ‘Bomb shelter’ bar with famous theme parties. Austrian Gasthof The scenery’s so beautiful in the Tyrol region, it’ll leave you lost for words. Stay at our traditional Gasthof (guesthouse) in the picturesque township of Hopfgarten. If you’re thirsty after a hard days mountain biking, there’s a well-loved bar to come home to. Exclusive to Contiki travellers. French Chateau It’s big. It’s grand. It’s beautiful. And it’s ‘oh so French’. Our very own 16th century Château de Cruix overlooks the vineyards of the Beaujolais region. It’s the perfect place to picnic, chill out by the pool, try local wines at Contiki’s cuvage & party in our nightclub. Exclusive to Contiki travellers & upgraded even further in 2009. Corfu Resort The Corfu Village Hotel is located just 65ft from door to the beach & watersports. Every room has it’s own private balcony with great sunset & sea views. Lounge poolside at the pool bar, try tasty Greek food at one of many local restaurant nearby & have fun at the renowned toga party. Our Contiki Reps are onsite to shortcut you to the best action on the island.

Corfu Village hotel, Corfu

Contiki Villages Our cabins are located in Contiki’s Villages, each with their own Contiki-designated area within great quality campsites. Many cabins are brand new, twin-share & have private facilities inside, including hot showers.

Hostels We’ve chosen some of the newest youth hostels available, with hotel-like facilities like Plus Prague Hostel & Wombats Hostel, Berlin.

Hotels Pay a budget price. Then get top value with an upgrade to hotel standard accommodation on some nights.

Contiki Village cabins, Rome


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Chalet Jungfrau, Switzerland

Our team of 90 dedicated, resident Contiki special stopover and village staff are on hand and ready to help in: Antibes Paris Lyon (our Chateau) Florence Rome Venice Amsterdam Corfu Tyrol (our Gasthof) Lauterbrunnen (our Chalet)

Cabin interior

Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof

Contiki’s Château de Cruix, France

For more go to contiki.com/budgetaccommodation


12 Days European Horizon

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8 countries England, Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Special stopovers: Austrian Gasthof & Swiss Chalet • Theme party nights • Contiki onsite Reps

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Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

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FRANCE

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SWITZ Lucerne

2 SWISS ALPS

Atlantic Ocean

Poland

Hungary

Brenner Pass Lake Como

Slovenia Croatia 1 VENICE Bosnia ITALY

contiki.com/horizon

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Serbia Adriatic Sea

Mediterranean Sea

AMSTERDAM: Canal boat & drinks cruise past many famous sights TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure


101 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Royal National Hotel, then free time to explore London. Hotel Day 3: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. 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 Day 4: 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 Day 5: Rhine Valley to Munich Head south to Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beersteins are crafted See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 6: 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 Day 7: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Wind through the Bavarian 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 Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 8: 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 Scenic drive through the Alps Day 9: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world when you opt in for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 10: Swiss Alps to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights”. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 11: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 12: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG airport (est arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay.

Budget Multi-country 12 Days European Horizon 8 countries 10 nights accomm 9 breakfasts & 6 dinners View to Montmartre, Paris

What’s included All as per itinerary • 10 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 1 night in Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof, 3 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 3 nights in hotels & 1 night in a hostel (more on pages 96-99) • 9 breakfasts (B) & 6 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Whitewater rafting, Austria

When to go and how much

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Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$75. See page 19 for details.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

St. Mark’s Square, Venice

On the coach

RHINE VALLEY: Sample Rhine Valley wines at a tasting in an historic cellar MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at a traditional Bavarian beerhall VENICE: Gondola ride along the world-famous canals SWISS ALPS: Travel up Jungfrau Mountain on the world’s highest Cog-railway for amazing views PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne Go to contiki.com/horizon-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


16 Days European Highlights

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9 countries England, France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City,Austria (in transit), Germany, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit) Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Private boat to the islands of Venice • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special stopover: Contiki’s Chateau & wine tasting • Contiki onsite Reps contiki.com/highlights

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

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Edam

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AUSTRIA Hungary

Switz

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Atlantic Ocean

Poland

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Brenner Pass

FRANCE

ITALY

Slovenia Croatia 1 VENICE

Apennine Mountains Avignon

Spain

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

1 FLORENCE

Bosnia Serbia Adriatic Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME

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CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum


103 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Royal National Hotel, then free time to explore London. Hotel Day 3: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 4: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Day 5: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Travel through Burgundy’s wine country & the Beaujolais vineyards to Contiki’s very own 16th century Chateau. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See Château Fontainebleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera Stop in Provence’s graceful city, Avignon, before arriving in the glamorous French Riviera. Later rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) See the Papal Palace in Avignon Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 7: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 8: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 9: 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

Guided bike tour, Amsterdam

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 craft demonstration See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome Day 10: 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. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 11: 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 Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 12: Venice to Munich Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to lively Munich, home of the Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 13: 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 the Dachau concentration camp See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beersteins are crafted Day 14: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, 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 15: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 16: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Budget Multi-country 16 Days European Highlights 9 countries 14 nights accomm 13 breakfasts & 7 dinners

What’s included Beer hall, Munich

When to go and how much Code: CCPE Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

2010 APR 1 APR 5 APR 12 APR 19 APR 24 APR 26 APR 30 MAY 3 MAY 6 MAY 10 MAY 12 MAY 17 MAY 20 MAY 24 MAY 27 MAY 29 MAY 31 JUN 3 JUN 7 JUN 10 JUN 14 JUN 17 JUN 21 JUN 24 JUN 28 JUL 1

APR APR APR APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL

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2010 JUL 5 JUL 9 JUL 12 JUL 14 JUL 19 JUL 24 JUL 26 JUL 30 JUL 31 AUG 2 AUG 5 AUG 9 AUG 11 AUG 17 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 3 SEP 6 SEP 11 • SEP 12 • SEP 13 • SEP 15 • SEP 17 • SEP 20 • SEP 22 •

JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP

JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

3 7 14 21 26 28 2 5 8 12 14 19 22 26 29 31 2 5 9 12 16 19 23 26 30 3

16 20 27 4 9 11 15 18 21 25 27 1 4 8 11 13 15 18 22 25 29 2 6 9 13 16

1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2135

7 11 14 16 21 26 28 1 2 4 7 11 13 19 25 1 5 8 13 14 15 17 19 22 24

20 24 27 29 3 8 10 14 15 17 20 24 26 1 7 14 18 21 26 27 28 30 2 5 7

2135 2135 2135 2135 2135 2135 2135 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

All as per itinerary • 14 nights accommodation: 1 night in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 8 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 4 nights in hotels & 1 night in a hostel (more on pages 96-99) • 13 breakfasts (B) & 7 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

8

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$99. See page 19 for details.

Piazza Navona, Rome

VENICE: Gondola ride along the world-famous canals MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian beerhalls RHINE VALLEY: Sample Rhine Valley wines at a tasting in an historic cellar AMSTERDAM: Paddle bike ride along the canals Go to contiki.com/highlights-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


20 Days European Whirl

ys 9 a D 20 $248 C Day from / 5 2 1 C$ ly d on Lan

10 countries England, Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Wales

Ruhr Valley

1 London Dover

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Special stopovers: Austrian Gasthof & Swiss Chalet • Contiki onsite Reps contiki.com/whirl

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

2 BERLIN

Edam

ENGLAND

Calais English Channel

Poland Dresden

Rhine Valley

BELGIUM

GERMANY

2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP Slovakia

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

2 SWISS ALPS

Atlantic Ocean

1 TYROL AUSTRIA

SWITZ

Hungary

Brenner Pass Lake Como

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains

1 FLORENCE ITALY

Bosnia Serbia Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Spain Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Mediterranean Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME

AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the canals BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour


105 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Royal National Hotel, then free time to explore London. Hotel Day 3: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry the English Channel & head to the freewheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night Day 4: 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. Hotel (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 5: Amsterdam to Berlin Motor down the Autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. Hostel (B,D) Day 6: Berlin Savour 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. Hostel (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie' Day 7: 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. Hostel (B) Visit Dresden, destroyed in World War 2 & known as the 'Florence of the North' See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square in Prague Day 8: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. Hostel (B) Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 9: Prague to Munich Back to Germany & into Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 10: 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 Day 11: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Plunge in for an exhilarating optional

whitewater rafting adventure. Then wind through the Bavarian Alps via the Brenner Pass to fairytale Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Day 12: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 13: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting 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 Day 14: 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. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 15: 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. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 16: 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 Day 17: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world when you opt in for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 18: Swiss Alps to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights.” Contiki Village (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 19: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 20: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG airport (est arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay.

Budget Multi-country 20 Days European Whirl 10 countries 18 nights accomm 17 breakfasts & 9 dinners Canal cruise, Amsterdam

What’s included

Piazza Navona, Rome

When to go and how much Code: CCEW Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Paris

2010 APR 3 APR 6 APR 16 APR 22 APR 30 MAY 5 MAY 9 MAY 15 MAY 19 MAY 21 MAY 23 MAY 28 JUN 1 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 14 JUN 18 JUN 20 JUN 22 JUN 25

APR 5 APR 8 APR 18 APR 24 MAY 2 MAY 7 MAY 11 MAY 17 MAY 21 MAY 23 MAY 25 MAY 30 JUN 3 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUN 16 JUN 20 JUN 22 JUN 24 JUN 27

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22 25 5 11 19 24 28 3 7 9 11 16 20 23 30 3 7 9 11 14

C$ pp

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Paris

2489 2489 2489 2489 2539 2539 2539 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595

2010 JUL 3 JUL 9 JUL 11 JUL 13 JUL 16 JUL 20 JUL 22 JUL 26 JUL 30 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 16 AUG 21 AUG 24 AUG 27 AUG 31 SEP 3 SEP 7 SEP 11 • SEP 18 •

JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP

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5 11 13 15 18 22 24 28 1 9 16 18 23 26 29 2 5 9 13 20

C$ pp

22 28 30 1 4 8 10 14 18 26 2 4 9 12 15 19 22 26 30 7

2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645

All as per itinerary • 18 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 1 night in Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof, 7 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 3 nights in a hotel & 5 nights in hostels (more on pages 96-99) • 17 breakfasts (B) & 9 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

9

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$125. See page 19 for details.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian beerhalls TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided walking tour ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne Go to contiki.com/whirl-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


22 Days European Experience

ys 9 a D 22 $271 C Day from 24/ 1 $ C ly d on Lan

11 countries England, France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit) Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Picnic in the French countryside • Private boat to the islands of Venice • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special stopovers: Contiki’s Chateau & wine tasting, Austrian Gasthof & Swiss Chalet • Contiki onsite Reps contiki.com/experience

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM GERMANY

Edam

ENGLAND Wales

Ruhr Valley

1

London Dover Calais English Channel

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

St Goar

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Heidelberg Dachau

2 PARIS FRANCE

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region Beaujolais Region

Atlantic Ocean

CHATEAU DE CRUIX

2

1 MUNICH 2 TYROL

SWITZ 2 SWISS ALPS

Slovakia

Liechtenstein AUSTRIA Lucerne Brenner Pass Bologna

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains

2 Pisa Monaco FLORENCE

Spain

1 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

Bosnia Adriatic Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME ITALY

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence


107 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Royal National Hotel, then free time to explore London. Hotel Day 3: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 4: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Day 5: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Travel through Burgundy’s wine country & the Beaujolais vineyards to Contiki’s very own 16th century Chateau. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See Château Fontainebleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region Relax at the Contiki Château & immerse yourself in the rural French countryside on a scenic walk & picnic. Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) Day 7: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera Travel through France's charmingly rustic Provence region to the glamorous French Riviera. Tonight, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B) Scenic Drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 8: French Riviera to Florence Stop & 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 Day 9: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. 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 Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 10: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s pretty 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 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. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 12: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Appenine Mountains & stop at elegant Bologna before reaching

enchanting Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit the historic city of Bologna Day 13: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 14: Venice to Austrian Tyrol Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to a quaint Tyrolean village. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Day 15: Austrian Tyrol Choose your own adventure in the mountains of Tyrol - exhilarating outdoor activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports Day 16: Austrian Tyrol to Munich Stop at the sobering Dachau concentration camp before reaching lively Munich, home to Oktoberfest - celebrating 200 years in 2010. Hostel (B) Visit the Dachau concentration camp See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 17: Munich to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne for Swiss chocolate before reaching the incredible Contiki stopover in the Swiss Alps. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic drive through the Alps Day 18: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world when you opt in for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 19: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley Move on through Heidelberg, known for its great old town & lively student ambience, to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock Day 20: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, 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 21: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 22: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Budget Multi-country 22 Days European Experience 11 countries 20 nights accomm 19 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 13 dinners

What’s included Locally guided tour of the Roman Forum

When to go and how much Code: CCMX Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

2010 MAR 29 APR 1 APR 7 APR 17 APR 24 APR 27 MAY 1 MAY 5 MAY 8 MAY 11 MAY 15 MAY 19 MAY 22 MAY 25 MAY 29 MAY 31 JUN 2 JUN 8 JUN 10 JUN 12 JUN 14 JUN 16 JUN 19 JUN 22 JUN 26 JUN 28

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2010 JUN 30 JUL 3 JUL 5 JUL 7 JUL 10 JUL 14 JUL 17 JUL 20 JUL 23 JUL 28 JUL 31 AUG 3 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 17 AUG 21 AUG 25 AUG 28 SEP 1 SEP 4 • SEP 9 • SEP 11 • SEP 15 • SEP 18 • SEP 20

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31 3 9 19 26 29 3 7 10 13 17 21 24 27 31 2 4 10 12 14 16 18 21 24 28 30

19 22 28 8 15 18 22 26 29 1 5 9 12 15 19 21 23 29 1 3 5 7 10 13 17 19

2719 2719 2719 2719 2719 2719 2779 2779 2779 2779 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835

2 5 7 9 12 16 19 22 25 30 2 5 9 16 19 23 27 30 3 6 11 13 17 20 22

21 24 26 28 31 4 7 10 13 18 21 24 28 4 7 11 15 18 22 25 30 2 6 9 11

2945 2945 2945 2945 2945 2945 2945 2945 2945 2945 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2889 2889 2889 2889 2889 2889 2889 2889

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

All as per itinerary • 20 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof, 9 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 4 nights in hotels & 1 night in a hostel (more on pages 96-99) • 19 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 13 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

8

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$135. See page 19 for details.

Amsterdam

ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided walking tour TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian beerhalls SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in an historic cellar AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/experience-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


23 Days European Spirit

ys 9 a D 23 $296 C Day from / 0 3 1 C$ ly d on Lan

11 countries France, Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia (in transit), Italy, Vatican City Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Locally guided walking tour in Dubrovnik • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Contiki onsite Reps

North Sea Irish Sea Edam

England

NETHERLANDS

Wales

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Poland Dresden

GERMANY

BELGIUM English Channel

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP Slovakia

2 PARIS

2 VIENNA FRANCE

AUSTRIA Hungary SLOVENIA 1 LJUBLJANA VENICE 1 ZAGREB 2 ITALY CROATIA Serbia ZADAR 1 1 BOSNIA Pisa FLORENCE Split 3 DUBROVNIK Adriatic Sea Montenegro

Switz

Atlantic Ocean

Spain Mediterranean Sea

contiki.com/europeanspirit

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

Vatican City

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour


109 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive Paris Check-in at the Contiki Village & meet up with your Contiki Crew & get to know your fellow travellers over dinner. Contiki Village (D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 3: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Day 4: Paris to Amsterdam Pass through 3 countries in one day as you head to the Netherlands's free-wheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. Hotel (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. Hotel (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 6: Amsterdam to Berlin Motor down the Autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. Hostel (B,D) Day 7: Berlin Savour 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. Hostel (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie' Day 8: 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. Hostel (B,D) Day 9: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. Hostel (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 10: Prague to Vienna Head south through the Czech countryside to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. Hostel (B) Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 11: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you

wander this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture &, of course, strudel! Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Day 12: Vienna to Zagreb Cross through Slovenia en-route to the newly buzzing Balkan gem of Zagreb. Hotel (B) Day 13: Zagreb to Dubrovnik Set out for Croatia’s sparkling coastline & continue on to the picturesque, ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. Hostel (B,D) Days 14-15: Dubrovnik Find historic buildings, modern galleries, ancient sculptures & amazing seafood in this stunning World Heritage site. Hostel (B)(B,D) See the fortified city & the old port Day 16: Dubrovnik to Zadar Move up the Dalmatian Coast, stopping in beautiful Split, before we reach Zadar. Hostel (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split Day 17: Zadar to Ljubljana Say farewell to the seaside city as we head to Slovenia’s capital with its young, vibrant student culture. Hotel (B) See Ljubljana’s castle & old town Day 18: Ljubljana to Venice Soak up the scenery & adventure activities before heading to Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 19: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 20: Venice to Florence Wind through the Apennine Mountains & Tuscan hillsides to Florence, a Renaissance city full of striking buildings & sacred art. Contiki Village (B) Walking tour with a local guide See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 21: Florence to Rome Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 22: 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. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 23: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say "arrivederci" to your new friends. (B)

Budget Multi-country 23 Days European Spirit 11 countries 21 nights accomm 21 breakfasts & 10 dinners Amsterdam

What’s included All as per itinerary • 21 nights accommodation: 7 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 4 nights in hotels & 10 nights in hostels (more on pages 96-99) • 21 breakfasts (B) & 10 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Dubrovnik

12

Leaning Tower of Pisa Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$149. See page 19 for details.

When to go and how much Code: CCSP Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start Paris

2010 APR 27 MAY 6 MAY 11 MAY 24 JUN 5 JUN 15 JUN 23 JUN 29

APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN

Finish Rome

C$ pp

Depart Canada

2010 28 MAY 19 2969 JUL 6 7 MAY 28 3029 JUL 20 12 JUN 2 3029 JUL 27 25 JUN 15 3095 AUG 10 6 JUN 27 3095 16 JUL 7 3095 AUG 17 24 JUL 15 3095 AUG 28 30 JUL 21 3095 SEP 8

Start Paris

JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP

Finish Rome

7 21 28 11 18 29 9

JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

28 11 18 1 8 19 30

C$ pp

3219 3219 3219 3095 3095 3155 3155

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

Trevi Fountain, Rome

AMSTERDAM: Evening canal cruise VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss concert - Schnaps museum visit & tasting - Traditional Viennese dinner PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise with lunch DUBROVNIK: Island cruise & swimming ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided walking tour FLORENCE: Tuscan dinner - Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence Go to contiki.com/europeanspirit-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


27 Days European Escapade

ys 9 a D 27 $340 C Day from / 7 2 1 C$ ly d on Lan

12 countries England, France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit) Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Picnic in the French countryside • Private boat to the islands of Venice • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special stopovers: Contiki’s Chateau & wine tasting, Austrian Gasthof & Swiss Chalet • Contiki onsite Reps contiki.com/escapade

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

ENGLAND Wales London Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

St Goar

Heidelberg

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Mauthausen

Slovakia 2 VIENNA

2 TYROL

SWITZ 2 SWISS ALPS

CHATEAU 2 DE CRUIX

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Atlantic Ocean

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley

1

Liechtenstein AUSTRIA Lucerne Dolomite Mountains

ITALY Bologna

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains Pont du Gard

SPAIN

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA 2

Arles

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

2 FLORENCE

Bosnia Adriatic Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence


111 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Royal National Hotel, then free time to explore London. Hotel Day 3: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the Channel to Paris. Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 4: Paris Soak up sophisticated Paris where you’ll indulge in this magical city & its legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Day 5: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Travel through wine country to Contiki’s very own 16th century Chateau. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See Château Fontainebleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region Relax at our Château & enjoy a scenic walk & picnic. Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) Day 7: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona Head through the Pyrénées to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 8: Barcelona Sightsee this sexy city then tonight feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! Hostel (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 9: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel via Provence to Arles en-route to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit the historic city of Arles Day 10: French Riviera Explore markets, shop upscale boutiques & sun seek on the beach. Rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 11: French Riviera to Florence Check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 12: Florence Discover the inside info on striking buildings & sacred art 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 demonstration Day 13: 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

Day 14: Rome Discover this living museum of history or get a feeling for its historical glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 15: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Appenine Mountains & stop at elegant Bologna before reaching enchanting Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) See Bologna’s famous porticos & two towers Day 16: Venice Meander through alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 17: Venice to Vienna Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna. Hostel (B) Day 18: Vienna Experience Viennese culture on a morning tour then wander the city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture &, of course, strudel! Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 19: Vienna to Munich Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial before reaching Munich. Hostel (B) Entry into Mauthausen memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 20: Munich to Austrian Tyrol See stunning alpine scenery before arriving at a quaint Tyrolean village. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 21: Austrian Tyrol Choose your adventure - exhilarating activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 22: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the incredible Contiki stopover in the Swiss Alps. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic drive through the Alps Day 23: Swiss Alps Chill in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 24: 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 Day 25: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s on to free-wheeling Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the city's canals & gable houses by night Day 26: Amsterdam Explore the myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 27: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Budget Multi-country 27 Days European Escapade 12 countries 25 nights accomm 24 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 16 dinners

The Colosseum, Rome

What’s included

Theme party night, Contiki Gasthof

When to go and how much Code: CCBE Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

2010 MAR 26 APR 4 APR 10 APR 20 APR 22 APR 28 MAY 4 MAY 10 MAY 16 MAY 18 MAY 22 MAY 24 MAY 28 JUN 1 JUN 3 JUN 9 JUN 11 JUN 15 JUN 19 JUN 21 JUN 27 JUN 29

MAR APR APR APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

2010 JUL 1 JUL 3 JUL 5 JUL 9 JUL 12 JUL 15 JUL 17 JUL 21 JUL 27 JUL 29 AUG 2 AUG 8 AUG 14 AUG 20 AUG 26 AUG 28 SEP 1 • SEP 7 • SEP 10 • SEP 13 • SEP 16

JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP

JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT

28 6 12 22 24 30 6 12 18 20 24 26 30 3 5 11 13 17 21 23 29 1

21 30 6 16 18 24 30 5 11 13 17 19 23 27 29 5 7 11 15 17 23 25

3409 3409 3409 3409 3409 3409 3479 3479 3549 3549 3549 3549 3549 3549 3549 3549 3549 3549 3549 3549 3549 3689

3 5 7 11 14 17 19 23 29 31 4 10 16 22 28 30 3 9 12 15 18

27 29 31 4 7 10 12 16 22 24 28 3 9 15 21 23 27 3 6 9 12

3689 3689 3689 3689 3689 3689 3689 3689 3689 3689 3549 3549 3549 3549 3549 3619 3619 3619 3619 3619 3619

All as per itinerary • 25 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof, 10 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 4 nights in hotels & 5 nights in hostels (more on pages 96-99) • 24 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 16 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

13

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$169. See page 19 for details.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

Tandem paragliding, The Tyrol

VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals VIENNA: Schnaps museum visit & tasting MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at a traditional Bavarian Beerhall TYROL: Tandem Paragliding SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in an historic cellar AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/escapade-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


31 Days European Contrasts

ys 9 a D 31 $401 C Day from 30/ 1 $ C ly d on Lan

13 countries England, France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

ENGLAND London Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

St Goar

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

2 MUNICH SWITZ

Liechtenstein AUSTRIA Dolomite Mountains

2 Lucerne SWISS ALPS

Pisa Monaco

Spain

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

Slovakia

2 VIENNA Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

2 FLORENCE ITALY

Romania

Bosnia Serbia

Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Vatican City

2 ROME

Macedonia

1

contiki.com/contrasts

Beaujolais Region Atlantic Ocean

Cesky Krumlov

Dachau

FRANCE

CHATEAU 2 DE CRUIX

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Heidelberg

2 PARIS Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Valley of the Somme

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Party in a toga on Corfu • Private boat to the islands of Venice • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special stopovers: Contiki’s Chateau & wine tasting, Corfu beach resort, Austrian Gasthof & Swiss Chalet • Contiki onsite Reps

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley

1

Mt. Vesuvius Pompeii

Albania

Brindisi

1

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Ionian Sea

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum

GREECE 3 CORFU Corinth Canal


113 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Royal National Hotel, then free time to explore London. Hotel Day 3: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & on to France. Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 4: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Day 5: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Travel through wine country to Contiki’s very own 16th century Chateau. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See Château Fontainebleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region Relax at the Chateau & enjoy a scenic walk & picnic. Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) French Picnic lunch Day 7: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera Travel through Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. Rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic Drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 8: French Riviera Today, sun worship on the beach & practice celebrity-spotting. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 9: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 10: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s favourite cities. Later, enjoy exploring at your own pace. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 11: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 12: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 13: Rome to Corfu Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Adriatic Ferry (B) Days 14-16: Corfu Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B,D) Day 17: Corfu to Italy Cruise to the enchanting port of Venice. Adriatic Ferry (B) Day 18: Arrival Venice Visit Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona.

Contiki Village (B,D) See Juliet's Balcony & the Roman Arena Day 19: Venice Meander through the tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 20: Venice to Vienna Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna. Hostel (B) Day 21: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander the city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 22: Vienna to Prague Stop at the World Heritage Listed town, Cesky Krumlov as you travel through Bohemia to Prague, the “City of a Thousand Spires”. Hostel (B,D) Visit the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov Day 23: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, beer & Bohemian crystal beads. Hostel (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Day 24: Prague to Munich Head to Germany & into Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest, celebrating 200 years in 2010. Hostel (B) Visit Dachau concentration camp See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 25: Munich Explore the cultural side of Munich. There’s world-class museums, shopping & lots of traditional food & beer gardens. Hostel (B) Day 26: Munich to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the incredible Contiki stopover in the Swiss Alps. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic drive through the Alps Day 27: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up the Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 28: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley Move on through Heidelberg, to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock Day 29: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s on to free-wheeling Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the city's canals & gable houses by night Day 30: Amsterdam Check out the myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 31: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Budget Multi-country 31 Days European Contrasts 13 countries 29 nights accomm incl 2 nights ferries, 28 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 16 dinners

Group dinner, Paris

What’s included

Contiki’s Chalet, Lauterbrunnen

When to go and how much Code: CCSE Summer 2010 Depart Canada 2010 APR 3 APR 10 APR 20 APR 25 APR 28 MAY 4 MAY 8 MAY 12 MAY 16 MAY 22 MAY 26 MAY 28 JUN 5 JUN 9 JUN 18 JUN 21 JUN 25 JUL 7

Start London

APR APR APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL

5 12 22 27 30 6 10 14 18 24 28 30 7 11 20 23 27 9

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG

2010 JUL 9 JUL 11 JUL 13 JUL 15 JUL 21 JUL 27 AUG 2 AUG 6 AUG 12 AUG 18 AUG 20 AUG 24 AUG 26 • AUG 30 • SEP 1 • SEP 7 • SEP 9 • SEP 13 •

JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP

AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT

3 10 20 25 28 3 7 11 15 21 25 27 5 9 18 21 25 6

4019 4019 4019 4019 4019 4099 4099 4099 4185 4185 4185 4185 4185 4185 4185 4185 4185 4355

11 13 15 17 23 29 4 8 14 20 22 26 28 1 3 9 11 15

8 10 12 14 20 26 1 5 11 17 19 23 25 29 1 7 9 13

4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4185 4185 4185 4185 4185 4185 4185 4269 4269 4269 4269 4269

All as per itinerary • 29 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 3 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Corfu hotel, 10 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 4 nights in hotels, 6 nights in hostels & 2 nights on board ferries (more on pages 96-99) • 28 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 16 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

14

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$199. See page 19 for details.

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

Corfu Village Hotel, Greece

CORFU: Cruise around the islands on a traditional sailing boat VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss classical music concert MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian Beerhalls AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/contrasts-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


39 Days European Adventurer

ys 9 a D 39 $526 C Day from / 6 3 1 C$ ly d on Lan S.Ireland

North Sea

Irish Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Wales

Ruhr Valley

1

London Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

St Goar

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Slovakia

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

2 SWISS ALPS

AUSTRIA 2 VIENNA 2

SWITZ

CHATEAU 2 DE CRUIX

Liechtenstein Lucerne Verona

TYROL

Hungary SLOVENIA Lake Bled 1 LJUBLJANA 2 VENICE CROATIA

Apennine Mountains Pont du Gard

SPAIN Portugal

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA 2

Ukraine

Heidelberg

3 PARIS

FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

GERMANY

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Versailles

Belarus

Edam

ENGLAND

Arles

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

2 FLORENCE ITALY

Romania

BOSNIA 1 ZADAR

Split Adriatic Sea

Serbia 2 DUBROVNIK MONTENEGRO

Black Sea Vatican City

2 ROME Mt. Vesuvius

1 DURRES

Bari Pompeii

ALBANIA GREECE 1 PREVEZA 1 Ionian Sea

Costa Blanca

Bulgaria

Patras Corinth Canal

Turkey

1 ATHENS 3 MYKONOS

Costa del Sol

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Cy

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

BARCELONA: Flamenco dancing show FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence


115 Budget Multi-country 39 Days European Adventurer 18 countries 37 nights accomm incl 1 night ferry, 36 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 22 dinners

What’s included

Wine tasting, Beaujolais

Itinerary and included sightseeing

18 countries visited (see map for details) Only with Contiki (special inclusions) Rome tour • Paris illuminations night with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Picnic in the French countryside • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Entry pass to the Acropolis & a local guide • Locally guided walking tour in Dubrovnik • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special stopovers: Contiki’s Chateau & wine tasting, Austrian Gasthof & Swiss Chalet • Contiki onsite Reps contiki.com/adventurer Cy

Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Royal National Hotel, then free time to explore London. Hotel Day 3: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to Paris. Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 4-5: Paris Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to beautiful Château Versailles. Contiki Village (B,D)(B) See Château Versailles (entrance not included) Day 6: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Travel through Burgundy’s wine country to Contiki’s very own 16th century Château. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 7: Beaujolais Wine Region Relax at the Contiki Château & enjoy a scenic walk & picnic. Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) Day 8: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona Head through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 9: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! Hostel (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 10: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to Arles. Then it’s on to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D)

Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit the historic city of Arles Day 11: French Riviera Stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 12: French Riviera to Venice Head to the Italian countryside, past the ancient maritime city of Genoa, stop in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona before we head to Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) See Juliet’s balcony & the Roman Arena Day 13: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 14: Venice to Florence Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa & check out its architectural wonder before rolling through the Tuscan hillsides to Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 15: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s favourite cities. 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 Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 16: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 17: 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. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Continues over page

All as per itinerary • 37 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof, 11 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 11 nights in hotels, 8 nights in hostels & 1 night onboard a ferry (more on pages 96-99) • 36 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 22 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

18

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$265. See page 19 for details.

Lake Bled, Slovenia

ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum DUBROVNIK: Island cruise & swimming VIENNA: Viennese dinner featuring schnitzel MUNICH: Dinner at a traditional Bavarian beerhall TYROL: Mountain bike tour & BBQ lunch SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the canals Go to contiki.com/adventurer-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


116 Budget Multi-country 39 Days European Adventurer 18 countries 37 nights accomm incl 1 night ferry, 36 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 22 dinners

Corfu, Greece

Itinerary and included sightseeing Continued from previous page Day 18: Rome to Athens Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Then cross Italy & board the overnight ferry to Greece. Adriatic Ferry (B) Day 19: To Athens From Patras, cross the impressive Corinth Canal en-route to the mythological city of Athens. Hotel (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Day 20: Athens to Mykonos Hop aboard a ferry to the stunning Greek island paradise of Mykonos. Hotel (B,D) Days 21-22: Mykonos Hang out for a few days in this Aegean paradise with its azure seas, golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. Hotel (B)(B) Visit Mykonos town See traditional Cycladic style houses See the famous windmills Day 23: Mykonos to Preveza Back to Greece’s mainland, we make our way through the mountains to Preveza. Hotel (B,D) Day 24: Preveza to Durres Travel into Albania & wind through the dramatic mountains & along the Adriatic Coast. Hotel (B,D) Day 25: Durres to Dubrovnik Continue along the sparkling coastline through tiny Montenegro toward the picturesque, ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. Hostel (B,D) Scenic Drive along the Croatian coastline

Day 26: Dubrovnik Find historic buildings, modern galleries, ancient sculptures & amazing seafood in this stunning World Heritage site. Hostel (B) See the fortified city & old port Day 27: Dubrovnik to Zadar Move up the Dalmatian Coast, stopping in beautiful Split & then travel on to Zadar. Hostel (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split Day 28: Zadar to Ljubljana Take off from the seaside city & cruise on into Slovenia’s capital with its swinging alternative youth & student culture. Hotel (B) See the castle & old town Day 29: Ljubljana to Vienna Skirt past picture perfect Lake Bled on the road to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. Hostel (B) See picturesque Lake Bled Day 30: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 31: Vienna to Austrian Tyrol Be ‘wowed’ by the Austrian Alps stunning alpine scenery en-route to Contiki's own Tyrolean Gasthof. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 32: Austrian Tyrol Choose your adventure – action-packed outdoor activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports

Day 33: Austrian Tyrol to Munich Wind down out of the mountains to lively Munich, home of Oktoberfest, celebrating 200 years in 2010. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 34: Munich to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne for Swiss chocolate before reaching the Contiki stopover in 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 35: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up the Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 36: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley Move on through Heidelberg, to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock Day 37: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s on to free-wheeling Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the city's canals & gable houses by night Day 38: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 39: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

When to go and how much Code: CCPB Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

2010 APR 11 APR 18 APR 28 MAY 9 MAY 12 MAY 19 MAY 23 MAY 26 JUN 6 JUN 9 JUN 16

APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL

2010 JUN 23 JUN 30 JUL 18 JUL 21 AUG 8 AUG 11 AUG 19 • AUG 25 • SEP 2 SEP 5

JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

13 20 30 11 14 21 25 28 8 11 18

19 26 5 16 19 26 30 3 14 17 24

5269 5269 5269 5380 5380 5495 5495 5495 5495 5495 5495

25 2 20 23 10 13 21 27 4 7

31 7 25 28 15 18 26 2 10 13

5495 5715 5715 5715 5495 5495 5495 5495 5599 5599

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.


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23 Days

Budget Multi-country 23 Days London to Athens 7 countries 21 nights accomm incl 1 night ferry, 20 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 13 dinners

London to Athens

ys 9 a D 23 $314 C Day from / 7 3 1 C$ ly d on Lan

7 countries England, France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Greece

Dover Calais English Channel

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Party in a toga on Corfu • Entry pass to the Acropolis & a local guide • Special stopovers: Contiki’s Chateau & wine tasting & Corfu beach resort • Contiki onsite Reps

Netherlands Germany

Belgium

Ukraine

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Versailles

Slovakia

3 PARIS

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

Austria

Switz

CHATEAU 2 DE CRUIX

Hungary

Slovenia Verona Croatia 2 VENICE

Romania

Apennine Mountains Pont du Gard

Arles

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

SPAIN BARCELONA 2

Pisa Monaco

Mediterranean Sea

2 FLORENCE

Bosnia Serbia

ITALY

Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Vatican City

2 ROME

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Bulgaria

Macedonia

Mt. Vesuvius Pompeii Brindisi

1

Albania GREECE 3 CORFU 1 ATHENS

Ionian Sea

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Belarus

Poland

ENGLAND 1 London

Corinth Canal

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour FLORENCE: Tuscan regional dinner

Go to contiki.com/london-athens-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


118 Budget Multi-country

Itinerary and included sightseeing

23 Days London to Athens 7 countries 21 nights accomm incl 1 night ferry, 20 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 13 dinners Watersports on Corfu

What’s included All as per itinerary • 21 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 3 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Corfu hotel, 11 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 2 nights in hotels, 2 nights in a hostel & 1 night onboard a ferry (more on pages 96-99) • 20 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 13 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

12

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$159. See page 19 for details.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

When to go and how much Code: CCLG Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Athens

C$ pp

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Athens

C$ pp

2010 APR 2 APR 9 APR 23 APR 26 MAY 2 MAY 5 MAY 7 MAY 12 MAY 18 MAY 21 MAY 26 MAY 31 JUN 4 JUN 7 JUN 10 JUN 13 JUN 18 JUN 22

APR APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL

3149 3149 3149 3149 3215 3215 3215 3215 3279 3279 3279 3279 3279 3279 3279 3279 3279 3279

2010 JUN 24 JUN 27 JUN 29 JUL 2 JUL 6 JUL 12 JUL 16 JUL 21 JUL 24 JUL 26 JUL 30 AUG 5 AUG 8 AUG 13 AUG 18 AUG 22 SEP 3

JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP

JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

3279 3279 3415 3415 3415 3415 3415 3415 3415 3415 3279 3279 3279 3279 3279 3279 3345

4 11 25 28 4 7 9 14 20 23 28 2 6 9 12 15 20 24

24 1 15 18 24 27 29 3 9 12 17 22 26 29 2 5 10 14

26 29 1 4 8 14 18 23 26 28 1 7 10 15 20 24 5

16 19 21 24 28 3 7 12 15 17 21 27 30 4 9 13 25

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 12:00 noon. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Royal National Hotel, then free time to explore London. Hotel Day 3: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 4-5: Paris Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the illustrious Château Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. Contiki Village (B,D)(B) See Château Versailles (entrance not included) Day 6: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Stop at Fontainebleau before winding through Burgandy’s wine country to reach Contiki’s very own 16th century chateau nestled in the Beaujolais vineyards. Contiki Special Stopover. (B,D) See 12th century Chateau Fontainbleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 7: Beaujolais Wine Region Relax at the Contiki Château & immerse yourself in the French countryside on a scenic walk & picnic. Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) French Picnic lunch Day 8: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona Head to southern France, through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains, on to the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 9: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! Hostel (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 10: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to Arles, once the home of Vincent Van Gogh. Then onward to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit the historic city of Arles Day 11: 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 & Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 12: French Riviera to Venice Head to the Italian countryside, past the ancient maritime city of Genoa, stop in

Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona & on to fairytale Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) See Juliet’s balcony & the Roman Arena Day 13: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 14: Venice to Florence Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa & check out its architectural wonder before rolling through the Tuscan hillsides to Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 15: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. 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 Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 16: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s pretty 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 Day 17: 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. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 18: Rome to Corfu Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Then cross southern Italy & board the overnight ferry to Greece. Adriatic Ferry (B) Days 19-21: Corfu Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)(B)(B,D) Day 22: Corfu to Athens Leave the island and travel across the impressive Corinth Canal en-route to the mythological city of Athens. Hotel (B) Day 23: Athens After sightseeing the ancient wonders, it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium

Plaka, Athens

(continued from page 117:) PARIS: Cabaret show & glass of champagne ROME: Tour

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

of The Colosseum & Roman Forum with local guide CORFU: Watersports including parasailing POMPEII: Guided tour of the ancient city ATHENS: Dinner in Plaka area

Go to contiki.com/london-athens-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


119 When to go and how much

London to Athens

Code: CLGI Summer 2010

plus Greek Island Hopping

Depart Canada

ays 89 D 5 3 $43 ay C m fro 26/D 1 $ Cand only

GREECE Aegean Sea Corinth Canal Piraeus

L

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-23: Canada to Athens Refer to London to Athens map, itinerary and included sightseeing described on pages 117-118. In the afternoon of day 23, you will be transferred to meet your fellow travellers on the Greek Island Hopping tour.

3 ATHENS MYKONOS 3 IOS 3 SANTORINI 3

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

For a more detailed itinerary, included sightseeing and optional activities for days 24-35, see the Greek Island Hopping tour on pages 84-85.

2010 APR 9 B APR 23 APR 26 MAY 2 MAY 5 MAY 7 A MAY 12 B MAY 18 B MAY 21 B MAY 26 MAY 31 A JUN 4 JUN 7 JUN 10 JUN 13 JUN 18 A JUN 22

Start London

APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN

11 25 28 4 7 9 14 20 23 28 2 6 9 12 15 20 24

Finish Athens

MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

12 27 30 5 8 11 14 20 23 29 5 8 11 14 17 23 26

C$ pp

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Athens

C$ pp

4389 4439 4439 4539 4539 4609 4489 4585 4585 4635 4705 4635 4635 4635 4635 4705 4635

2010 JUN 24 A JUN 27 A JUN 29 B JUL 2 B JUL 6 A JUL 12 A JUL 16 JUL 21 A JUL 24 A JUL 26 B JUL 30 A AUG 5 A AUG 8 A AUG 13 B AUG 18 AUG 22 B SEP 3 B

JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP

JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

4705 4705 4785 4785 4905 4905 4835 4905 4905 4785 4705 4705 4705 4585 4635 4585 4685

26 29 1 4 8 14 18 23 26 28 1 7 10 15 20 24 5

29 1 1 4 10 16 19 25 28 28 3 9 12 15 21 24 6

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 8:00am. A - These departures stay one more night in Athens code: CLGA B - These departures stay one less night in Athens code: CLGB For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

Day 24: Athens. (B) Day 25: Athens to Mykonos. (B,D) Days 26-27: Mykonos. (B)(B) Day 28: Mykonos to Santorini. (B,D) Days 29-30: Santorini. (B)(B) Day 31: Santorini to Ios. (B,D)

>> explore more >> You’ll have plenty of free time to explore and do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. See pages 84-85 & 117-118 for what you could get up to.

Day 34: Ios to Athens. (B)

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$225. See page 19 for details.

Day 35: Depart Athens. Your tour ends after breakfast at the hotel. (B)

London to Rome ys 9 a D 18 $231 C Day from 29/ 1 $ Cand only L

Days 1-17: Canada to Rome Refer to London to Athens map, itinerary and included sightseeing described on pages 117-118. Day 18: Depart Rome Say your farewells and swap addresses as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

contiki.com/london-to-rome

7 countries England, France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Greece

What’s included All as per itinerary • 33 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 3 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Corfu hotel, 11 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 14 nights in hotels, 2 nights in a hostel & 1 night onboard a ferry (more on pages 96-99) • 32 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 16 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

When to go and how much Code: CCLR Summer 2010

contiki.com/london-athens-greek

Itinerary and included sightseeing

35 Days London to Athens plus Greek Island Hopping 7 countries 33 nights accomm incl 1 night ferry, 32 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 16 dinners

12

Days 32-33: Ios. (B)(B)

Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter version of the 23 day London to Athens tour. Check it out below.

Budget Multi-country

Rome

>> explore more >> See London to Athens optional activities on pages 117-118, excluding Pompeii, Corfu & Athens.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$115. See page 19 for details.

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Rome

2010 APR 2 APR 9 APR 23 APR 26 MAY 2 MAY 5 MAY 7 MAY 12 MAY 18 MAY 21 MAY 26 MAY 31 JUN 4 JUN 7 JUN 10 JUN 13 JUN 18 JUN 22

APR APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL

4 11 25 28 4 7 9 14 20 23 28 2 6 9 12 15 20 24

19 26 10 13 19 22 24 29 4 7 12 17 21 24 27 30 5 9

C$ pp

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish Rome

2319 2319 2319 2319 2365 2365 2365 2365 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415

2010 JUN 24 JUN 27 JUN 29 JUL 2 JUL 6 JUL 12 JUL 16 JUL 21 JUL 24 JUL 26 JUL 30 AUG 5 AUG 8 AUG 13 AUG 18 AUG 22 SEP 3

JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP

JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

26 29 1 4 8 14 18 23 26 28 1 7 10 15 20 24 5

11 14 16 19 23 29 2 7 10 12 16 22 25 30 4 8 20

C$ pp

2415 2415 2499 2499 2499 2499 2499 2499 2499 2499 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415 2455

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 7:30am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

18 Days London to Rome 6 countries 16 nights accomm 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 11 dinners

6 countries England, France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City

What’s included All as per itinerary • 16 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 11 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 1 night in a hotel & 2 nights in a hostel (more on pages 96-99) • 15 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 11 dinners (D) included in your food fund • Refer to “What’s Included” on page 118 for all other inclusions WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

11


47 Days Ultimate European plus Egypt or Greek Island options

ys 5 a D 47 $639 C Day from / 7 3 1 C$ ly d on Lan N.Ireland

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Wales

Ruhr Valley

1

London Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

St Goar

FRANCE

SWITZ

Liechtenstein

Lucerne

AUSTRIA 2 VIENNA 2 TYROL

Dolomite Mountains Slovenia Verona

2 VENICE

1 BUDAPEST HUNGARY Romania Croatia

Apennine Mountains Pont du Gard

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA 2

Arles

Ukraine Slovakia

MUNICH 1

2 SWISS ALPS

CHATEAU 2 DE CRUIX

Atlantic Ocean

1 RHINE VALLEY

Heidelberg

3 PARIS

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

Poland

GERMANY

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Versailles

Belarus

Edam

ENGLAND

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

2 FLORENCE

SERBIA

ITALY

Adriatic Sea

BULGARIA 1 Black Sea SOFIA Macedonia ISTANBUL KAVALA 1 3 Brindisi Gallipoli Albania Troy 1 CANAKKALE 1 2 GREECE TURKEY CORFU Thermopylae Montenegro

Vatican City

2 ROME Mt. Vesuvius

Pompeii

SPAIN

1 BELGRADE

Bosnia

Ionian Sea

Corinth Canal

2 ATHENS

Costa Blanca Costa del Sol EGYPT OPTION & map see p.123

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

GREEK ISLAND OPTION & map see p.123

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city

Cyprus


121 Budget Multi-country 47 Days Ultimate European 18 countries (Egypt option), 17 countries (Greek option), 45 nights accom incl 1 night ferry, 44 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 27 dinners (Egypt option), & 24 dinners (Greek option)

What’s included Contiki’s Château, France

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

18 countries visited (see map for details) Only with Contiki (special inclusions) Rome tour • Paris illuminations night with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Picnic in the French countryside • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Guide & entry into Egyptian museum, Temple of Karnak & Horse of Troy • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special stopovers: Contiki’s Château & wine tasting, Corfu beach resort, Austrian Gasthof & Swiss Chalet • Contiki onsite Reps contiki.com/ultimate

The Louvre, Paris

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart Canada/Arrive London Check-in to the Royal National Hotel, then free time to explore London. Hotel Day 3: London to Paris Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 4-5: Paris Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the illustrious Château Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. Contiki Village (B,D)(B) See Château Versailles (entrance not included) Day 6: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Stop at Fontainebleau before winding through Burgandy’s wine country to reach Contiki’s very own 16th century château nestled in the Beaujolais vineyards. Contiki Special Stopover. (B,D) See 12th century Château Fontainbleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 7: Beaujolais Wine Region Relax at the Contiki Château & immerse yourself in the French countryside on a scenic walk & picnic. Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D)

Day 8: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona Head to southern France, through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains, en-route to the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 9: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! Hostel (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 10: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to Arles, once the home of Vincent Van Gogh. Then it’s onward to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit the historic city of Arles Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Day 11: 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 & Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 12: French Riviera to Venice Head to the Italian countryside, stop in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona & on to fairytale Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) See Juliet’s balcony & the Roman Arena Continues over page

All as per itinerary • 45 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Château, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Corfu hotel, 11 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 14 nights in hotels, 5 nights in hostels, 1 night onboard a ferry & Egypt option: 5 nights in hotels & 1 overnight train (sleeper seat) or Greek Island option: 6 nights in hotels (more on pages 96-99) • 44 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & Egypt option: 27 dinners (D) or Greek Island option: 24 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Egypt option: return air transfer from Athens to Cairo • Greek Island option: local ferry transfers - Athens to Ios, Ios to Santorini, Santorini to Athens • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Number of World Heritage sites visited (Egypt option): 21 • Number of World Heritage sites visited (Greek Island option): 18

Amsterdam

VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided walking tour ISTANBUL: Fun belly-dancing evening & dinner VIENNA: Schnaps museum visit & tasting TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in an historic cellar plus for Egypt: ASWAN: Visit Abu Simbel’s Temple of Ramses II - Light & sound show at Philae Temple Go to contiki.com/ultimate-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


122 Budget Multi-country 47 Days Ultimate European 18 countries (Egypt option), 17 countries (Greek option), 45 nights accom incl 1 night ferry, 44 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 27 dinners (Egypt option), & 24 dinners (Greek option)

Local markets, Rome

Itinerary and included sightseeing Continued from previous page Day 13: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 14: Venice to Florence Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa & check out its architectural wonder before rolling through the Tuscan hillsides to Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 15: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. 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 Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 16: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s pretty 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 Day 17: 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. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City

Day 18: Rome to Corfu Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Then cross southern Italy & board the overnight ferry to Greece. Adriatic Ferry (B) Days 19-20: Corfu Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. Hotel (B,D)(B) Day 21: Corfu to Athens Leave the island & travel across the impressive Corinth Canal en-route to the mythological city of Athens. Hotel (B,D) Days 22-28: You choose! There’s either an Egypt or Greek Island option. Details on opposite page. Day 29: Athens to Kavala Journey along Greece’s coastline, past Mt. Olympus, to harbourside Kavala. Hotel (B,D) Drive past Spartan Thermopylae & Byzantine Thessaloniki Day 30: Kavala to Canakkale Ferry across the Dardanelles to the quaint port city of Canakkale. Hotel (B,D) Visit Troy’s Wooden Horse with a local guide Day 31: Canakkale to Istanbul Make a pilgrimage through the historic Gallipoli Battlefields en-route to the cultural melting pot of Istanbul. Hotel (B) Journey along the Sea of Marmara Visit Lone Pine Cemetery See ANZAC Cove Days 32-33: Istanbul Savour an incredible mosaic of sights in this diverse city where East literally meets West. Hotel (B,D)(B) See the Blue Mosque & the Grand Bazaar with a local guide Day 34: Istanbul to Sofia Traverse the plains of Bulgaria to Sofia, a city with a curious blend of Socialist

heritage & modern Euro living. Hotel (B,D) See Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Day 35: Sofia to Belgrade Uncover the surprising beauty of Serbia & the ragged charm of its capital, Belgrade. Hotel (B,D) See the Kalemegdan Fortress & the historic old town Day 36: Belgrade to Budapest Go north along the Danube River & find a lively arts, café & music scene in the “Paris of the East.” Hotel (B) Day 37: Budapest to Vienna See & feel the history of this fascinating city – split by the Danube River into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. Then it’s onto Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna. Hostel (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion Day 38: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture &, of course, strudel! Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 39: Vienna to Austrian Tyrol Be ‘wowed’ by the stunning Austrian Alps en-route to Contiki's own Tyrolean Gasthof. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 40: Austrian Tyrol Choose your own adventure in the mountains of the Tyrol - exhilarating outdoor activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports

Day 41: Austrian Tyrol to Munich Wind down out of the mountains to lively Munich, home of Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 42: Munich to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne for Swiss chocolate before reaching the Contiki Chalet in the Swiss Alps. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic drive through the Alps Day 43: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world when you opt in for a cog railway ride up to the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 44: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley Move on through Heidelberg, known for its baroque old town & lively student ambiance, to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock Day 45: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, 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 46: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 47: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)


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plus Egypt option Itinerary and included sightseeing

Mediterranean Sea

Israel

DAYS 22-28

Giza

EGYPT 1

The Sphinx, Egypt

2 CAIRO

The Nile

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Day 22: Athens to Cairo Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. Later, fly out to the exotic city of Cairo. Hotel (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide Day 23: Cairo Sightseeing - overnight train to Aswan Step into this intense, 24/7 city where ancient meets modern all in one shot. Stare in awe at the Sphinx & the monumental pyramids of Giza. Overnight train (B,D) Guided tour of the Great Pyramids & Sphinx Day 24: Aswan Unwind in Egypt’s sunniest & southernmost city. Enjoy its laid back pace of life & distinctive African atmosphere. There’s the chance to see the elegant Tomb of Aga Khan high up on the West Bank. Hotel (B) Sail on a felucca to the Botanical Gardens See the Aga Khan Mausoleum Day 25: Aswan to Luxor Opt for an excursion to the magnificent temple of Abu Simbel, then follow the Nile River to Luxor. Hotel (B,D) Day 26: Luxor to Red Sea Be amazed by the sheer volume of monuments & royal burial sites around

47 Days Ultimate European 18 countries (Egypt option), 17 countries (Greek option), 45 nights accom incl 1 night ferry, 44 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 27 dinners (Egypt option), & 24 dinners (Greek option)

1 RED SEA 1 LUXOR Karnak Red Sea Edfu

1 ASWAN Places visited Lake 1 1 or more nightstops Nassar

Luxor. Later, travel across the desert to the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Hotel (B,D) Day 27: Red Sea to Cairo Laze on the white sand beaches of the Red Sea or snorkel the amazing coral reefs, located in water which naturally changes colour (yes, sometimes it really is red). Later, it’s back to the bustling capital. Hotel (B) Day 28: Cairo to Athens Fly from Cairo back to Athens, where you will rejoin your fellow travellers. Hotel (B)

Anzac Day March 26 departure

When to go and how much Code: CCUE Summer 2010 Depart Canada

Start London

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Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

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11 23 28 1 15 22 29 2 13 27 10

6855 6855 6855 6855 7059 7059 7209 7209 7209 7209 7209

4 11 25 5 8 13 17 22 25 29

17 24 7 18 21 26 30 5 8 12

7509 7509 7509 7209 7209 7209 7209 7209 7209 7355

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

We overnight at the Dawn Service Site on the evening April 24/25. Join the National Services at Lone Pine & Chunuk Bair.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$345. See page 19 for details.

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Ultimate European

When to go and how much

plus Greek Island option

Code: CUEG Summer 2010

Itinerary and included sightseeing DAYS 22-28 Day 22: Athens to Ios Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. Then cruise to the Greek island gem of Ios. Hotel (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium Days 23-24: Ios Chill out poolside or on soft, sandy beaches for the day. Then get caught up in the nightlife of this ultimate party island. Hotel (B)(B) Visit Ios town Day 25: Ios to Santorini Sail to Santorini, world-famous for its simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. Hotel (B) Days 26-27: Santorini Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or catch a cable car up to a cliff-top town.

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GREECE Corinth Canal ATHENS Piraeus

Ionian Sea

Aegean Sea 3 IOS

Places visited 3 1 1 or more nightstops SANTORINI Or boat ride out to the volcanic island, Nea Kameni. Hotel (B)(B) Visit the main town of Fira Day 28: Santorini to Athens Set sail back to mainland Greece for your final night in the Greek capital. Hotel (B)

Anzac Day

Anzac Cove

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

Depart Canada

Start London

Finish C$ Ams’dam pp

2010 MAR 26 APR 7 APR 12 APR 16 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 17 MAY 28 JUN 11 JUN 25

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6959 6959 6959 6695 6695 6695 6695 6695 6695 6825

We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki reservations agent for a fly ‘n’ tour quote. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 130.

Santorini, Greece

March 26 departure We overnight at the Dawn Service Site on the evening April 24/25. Join the National Services at Lone Pine & Chunuk Bair.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save C$319. See page 19 for details.


More ways to travel Contiki. Contiki doesn’t just do tours. We can help you explore a city in your own time, go to special events like Oktoberfest or spend your New Year’s Eve somewhere amazing.

Explorer trips We have short breaks that don’t include a Tour Manager, so you can set your agenda & explore at your own pace. There are 2 destinations to choose from – London or Corfu. Book one before or after your tour to spend more time in these destinations. Or take one on its own without a tour. More on page 125.

Special events & festivals Plan your tour to co-ordinate with a unique special event tour like Oktoberfest. See page 127 for more.

New Year’s Eve Say ‘Bonne Annee’ in Paris or ‘Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar’ in Amsterdam. Our NYE tours give you a few days in these cool cities, so you can ring in the new year Contiki-style. New for 2010. Read more on page 126.

Oktoberfest, Munich

Stay longer And if you want to make your holiday last even longer, we’ve got special rates for accommodation you can use before or after your tour. Ask your travel agent or Contiki when you book your tour. Prices & destinations on page 130.

Chill out on Corfu island

New Year’s in Paris


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More ways to travel

London Explorer Want to do London at your own pace? Grab a value-packed collection of extras, activities & great accommodation with our 2 & 4 night explorer packages. You can take one before or after your tour. From C$269 When to go and how much Summer (21/3/10-31/10/10) Royal National 2 nights M3LPR Triple share C$285 Twin share

C$319

C$679

2 nights M3LPI

4 nights M5LPI

Twin share

C$359

C$749

Single with facilities

C$439

C$899

Imperial Hotel

What’s included 2 night package • 2 nights accommodation • Continental breakfast daily • Return tube Heathrow airport transfer • Open top bus sightseeing tour • London theatre show tickets (stalls or dress circle) • Contiki Basement staff assistance • Welcome to London info booklet

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4 night package • All 2 night inclusions above • 4 nights accommodation • 3 day tube & bus pass • Day trip & entry fee to Stonehenge • Guided tour of the Roman Baths, Bath

4 Days

4 nights M5LPR C$605

Winter (1/11/10-31/3/11) Royal National 2 nights M3LPR Triple share C$269 Twin share

4 nights M5LPR C$575

C$289

C$619

2 nights M3LPI

4 nights M5LPI

Twin share

C$339

C$705

Single with facilities

C$395

C$819

Imperial Hotel

There is no Contiki Tour Manager included in this package. All rooms have private bathroom. You can choose the dates to take day trips & theatre show on.

Highlights • Stunning beaches, secluded coves, lush lagoons

Corfu Explorer

• Poolside toga party & nightlife* • Plenty of watersports like parasailing

Go Greek with our explorer package. Chill out on Corfu before or after your tour or take this island beach break on its own. You can extend your stay as long as you like. From C$125

• Fun island-explorer boat cruise* • Car hire to explore the island* • Traditional Greek taverna dinner*

& waterskiing*

• Ancient Greek ruins & historic old-town

* At an extra cost

What’s included • 3 nights accommodation • 3 continental buffet breakfasts • Dedicated Contiki Reps onsite Where you stay Surrounded by olive groves, the Corfu Village Hotel is located hillside, just 20m from door to beach. Every room has air-con, a TV & its own private balcony with great sea views – perfect for watching the sun set. Lounge poolside at the pool bar or try tasty Greek food at one of the many local restaurants nearby. Our Contiki onsite Reps are there to shortcut you to the best action on the island & make your holiday hassle-free.

How to get there

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You can easily fly to Corfu from over 30 airports throughout the UK & Europe (including London & Athens). There are plenty of low-cost flights available - start by looking at these sites: ba.com, easyjet.com. Or check contiki.com/corfu-explorer for a list of more airlines.

When to go and how much Total Cost Total Cost Twin C$ Quad C$ 1/5/10 - 31/5/10 & 1/9/10 - 27/9/10

169

Extra night

49

39

1/6/10 - 1/7/10 & 16/8/10 - 31/8/10

209

155

125

Extra night

60

45

12/7/10 - 15/8/10

295

185

Extra night

85

55

Code: CEXP Summer 2010 There is no Contiki Tour Manager included in this package. Choose from single, twin, triple & quad rooms - all pricing is on contiki.com/corfu-explorer. If sharing a room, all persons must book at the same time, using the same booking reference number. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms.


4 Days Amsterdam New Year from C$480

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Day 1: London – Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew & then travel together via ferry across the English Channel to the cool & relaxed city of Amsterdam. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel before our guided walking tour takes you through the famous red-light district. (D) Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam Today enjoy a morning of sightseeing then you’ll have free time to explore on your own. Shop in the busy Kalverstraat, get a culture fix at a gallery or try food from the world in the multi-cultural cafes & restaurants through the city. Tonight start the New Year celebrations right as we make our way to a local bar for some included drinks & snacks. (B) Day 3: Amsterdam Welcome 2011! Take it easy today, with a free day to explore more of the city sights in your own time. Tonight, we’ll give you the option to see the city from a different angle on a canal cruise. Later keep celebrating the New Year at one of the city’s great clubs. (B) Day 4: Depart Amsterdam This morning say farewell to Amsterdam as we make our way back to London where your tour ends on arrival. (B)

What’s included

Day 1: Bonjour Paris! Meet up with your Contiki Crew 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. Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Paris The city is yours to explore. Walk down the Champs Elysées, visit one of the city’s many museums or take a seat in a typical Parisian café & people watch before kicking off your New Year celebrations. (B) Day 3: Paris Happy New Year! Take it easy this morning before joining the group to see a different side to the city with a cruise along the River Seine. Tonight enjoy delicious French cuisine before the option of seeing a famous Parisian cabaret show. (B,D) Day 4: Depart Paris Say au revoir before we journey to Calais to catch the ferry back to London where the tour ends on arrival. (B)

What’s included

• 3 nights in twin or quad share hotel accommodation in Amsterdam

• 3 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) as per itinerary

• Experienced & professional Tour Manager and Driver

• Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed >> explore more >> • Evening cruise along the canals • Traditional Dutch dinner When to go and how much Start London

Finish London

Total Cost Twin C$

Total Cost Quad C$

555

480

DEC 30 ‘10 JAN 2 ‘11

Code: WANY Summer 2010 Prices above are twin-share or quad-share. For single room supplement add C$195. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 7.30am & end approx. 6.30pm

4 Days Paris New Year from C$555

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• 3 nights in twin share hotel accommodation in Paris

• 3 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) as per itinerary

• Experienced & professional Tour Manager and Driver

• Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed >> explore more >> • See a famous Parisian cabaret show When to go and how much Start London

Finish London

DEC 30 ‘10

JAN 2 ‘11

Total Cost Twin C$ 555

Code: WPNY Summer 2010 Prices above are twin-share. For single room supplement add C$195. For triple share rate reduce twin price by 5% *Based on twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 7.30am & end approx. 6.30pm


Edinburgh Festival, & Military Tattoo

Easter in Amsterdam

Budget tour August 27-30, 2010

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Budget tour April 2-5, 2010 Starts & ends in London Be part of a 4 day Easter party at Contiki’s hotel 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 cafes & restaurants. Accommodation

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5 or 7 Days Oktoberfest

More ways to travel

4 Days from C$369 or C$93/Day

4 Days from C$455 or C$114/Day

Starts & ends in London Against the backdrop of the spectacular hilltop castle, Scotland’s famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo celebrates 60 years in 2010. Enjoy a locally guided city tour & an included ticket to the closing night of the tattoo. A number of our Great Britain & Scotland tours are also in Edinburgh during the event – so check out departure dates on pages 53 & 55. Accommodation Single rooms with shared facilities.

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Multi-share (maximum 6 to a room).

ting a r b Cele ears y 200 10 in 20 7 Days from C$569 or C$82/Day Camping tour Sept. 16-22, 2010

5 Days from C$445 or C$89/Day Camping tour Sept. 23-27 or Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2010 Starts & ends in London Put on your Dirndl or Lederhosen & get ready to party. There's no better way to experience a unique festival atmosphere than Oktoberfest in Munich. Indulge in a beer stein in the buzzing beer halls & try Bavarian food like Pretzels, Würstel & Sauerkraut or take a rollercoaster ride in the festival amusement park. Take time to explore the city’s Marienplatz main square or wander amongst the market stalls. With beer, food & entertainment, there’s something for everyone. Choose from our 5 or 7 day tour options. Each itinerary that visits Munich over Oktoberfest is highlighted in the tour page dates panel.

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Accommodation 2 person tents (sleeping bag & towel are required).


Got a question? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know. What’s included? • Coach, train, air transfers, and ferry transport as specified. • Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals as detailed on pages 16-17 and under ‘What’s included’ on tour pages. • Sightseeing as detailed on pages 10-11 and in the itineraries on tour pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced crew as detailed on pages 14-15 and on tour pages.

What’s not included? • Personal expense money. • Visas, personal insurance, medical fees. • Sightseeing, visits and entrance fees other than those specified on tour pages. • Optional excursions and activities such as white water rafting, gondola rides, etc. • Lunches (unless specified under “All this included”) and some dinners.

Where will I stay? Superior tours: Accommodation is in superior tourist class hotels, ships, ferries and trains. These are described on pages 24-27 and on individual tour pages. On trains in Egypt, two people share a two-berth couchette and facilities are shared. Other train journeys are as detailed in individual itineraries. On overnight ferries, cabins with facilities are provided. Depending on the numbers and configuration on your tour, 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 the Company’s intention to use hotels of a similar standard and location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. Twin share means 2 people sharing, either travelling together or as a twin share same sex room match. Triple share means 3 people sharing, either travelling together or or as a triple share same sex room match. Budget tours: Your accommodation is a combination of cabins in Contiki Villages, hostels, hotels, ferries and special stopovers depending on the type of tour you select. Refer to pages 96-99 and individual tour pages for details. On overnight ferries multi-share cabins with facilities are provided. On certain occasions alternative accommodations to those listed in this brochure may be used. Whilst it is the Company’s intention to use accommodation of a similar standard and location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. • Special Stopovers accommodation is a combination of twin and quad share but never more than 4 people sharing. You must bring your own sleeping bag and towel. Stopovers are NOT hotels and you will assist with serving meals and washing up. All stopovers have hot water showers and a bar, some have clothes washing facilities. • Contiki Villages provide accommodation in cabins, in Europe’s best campsites each with private facilities. You must bring your own sleeping bag and towel. You will be asked to assist with various tasks such as serving meals and washing up on a couple of occassions. Cruises: Refer to pages 88-89 for details of accommodation on the Louis Hellenic Cruise ships & pages 82-83 for details of accommodation on Croatian Island Cruising. Cruise companies reserve the right to change itinerary and ports due to poor weather. Ski holidays: Refer to pages 92-93 for details of accommodation in Austria.

Will I get more information? Upon receipt of final payment, you’ll receive a copy of Contiki’s ‘Travellers Guide’ – an information book about your holiday. You’ll also receive a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including full details and costs of all optional excursions available on your tour. Your FREE Contiki document wallet and luggage tag* will be sent to you with your travel documents. The wallet is a safe place for your tickets and passports, something you’ll want to keep and use again. * 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 and credit cards for most items. You’ll need to allow enough money to cover lunches, some dinners, souvenirs, shopping, drinks, optional excursions and activities, entrance fees to attractions and evening entertainment. It is advisable to start your tour with some cash in local currencies such as Euro, Swiss Franc and Great British Pounds.

Explore More Optional Activities When do I choose? Optionals are arranged and 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 and your Tour Manager can offer personal advice. Some activities are seasonal and weather dependent as well. How do I pay? You pay on tour in cash (Euro, Swiss Francs, GBP or US$ only).

Am I expected to tip on tour? Every country in the world has different tipping policies and in Europe, within service industries, tipping is common practice. Tipping is totally discretionary and only given if you feel the service has met or exceeded your expectations. Your Tour Manager will assist you with any questions about this while you’re on the road. The same idea applies to your Contiki Crew - if you think they have done a good job then they would be grateful for your recognition by way of a tip, however this is not mandatory – it’s completely up to you.

Brochure authenticity We have put a great deal of effort into producing this brochure. The information given and literature produced by Contiki has been compiled with care and is published in good faith. Sometimes, because of circumstances outside our control, we have to alter some excursions due to seasonal closing or repairs to buildings, etc., especially early or late in the season. If this happens, alternatives will be arranged.

Security Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962 and in all countries where Contiki operates we fully comply with local travel industry laws. All your money is held in a Trust Account until the time of travel to comply with Canadian Travel Industry Regulations. Contiki is a member of the Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA), the Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO) and the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO).

How much luggage can I bring? On Superior and Budget tours, luggage is restricted to a maximum suitcase size of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29" x 20" x 10") and maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. On Ski Holidays you may bring one pair of ski boots and skis or a snowboard. Any luggage over the restricted size or amount can be stored with Contiki in London at a nominal charge. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk and baggage insurance is strongly recommended.

Do I need vaccinations? At the time this brochure went to press (October 2009), 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.

Photography credits Photos Courtesy of Daniel Klistorner: Page 10 - Penny Lane. Page 59 - The Sistine Chapel. Page 79 - Church of The Spilt Blood, karting in Lillehammer, Ice bar Stockholm. Photos Courtesy of © Titlis Rotair & Engelberg-Titlis: Page 27 Trubesee Alpine Lodge Mt Titlis, Page 40 Mountain Panorama Titlis Rotair Gondola - Christian Perret, Page 47 Snowtoy Woman - Christian Perret. Photos Courtesy of Keswick Climbing Wall: Page 55 - Lake District.


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Do I need visas? Please read carefully. Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries included in your tour. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your tour. Contiki are not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a tour. Consult your travel agent to determine which visas you require and how to obtain them. Schengen Visas The majority of our tours 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 obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. Multiple Entry Schengen Visas Schengen visas can be issued for single entry or multiple entries. If your tour travels outside of the Schengen area at any point you will require a multiple entry visa. Tours which require multiple entry Schengen visas are listed below: 46 Day Camping, 25 Day Camping, European Spirit, European Adventurer, Ultimate European, European Explorer, Spanish Spree, Scandinavia, Scandinavia & Russia, Russia, Mediterranean Trail plus Eastern, Mediterranean Cruise, Spotlight on Greece plus 3 or 7 day Greek Island Cruise, Aegean Classic

Contiki Holidays Travel Protection Plan Cruise, Golden Fleece Cruise, Eastern Mediterranean Cruise and Mykonos & Island Cruising. Visas for Non-Schengen Countries Some of our tours also visit countries that are not covered by the Schengen Agreement. You may require visas for countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Gibraltar, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, or Russia. Depending on your nationality it may be possible to obtain visas for Turkey and Egypt upon arrival – you should check before you depart for your tour. Important: 1. Visas can take up to six weeks and a fee is normally charged. 2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your tour and will result in you incurring considerable expense and inconvenience. 3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent before you leave home. It is very important that the entry and exit dates are correct on the Russian visa. 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. Note: Some visas are difficult to obtain and you may find it easier to use a visa service agency to help (at a cost). Speak to Contiki reservations who may be able to direct you to one of these agencies.

For more detailed information online head to contiki.com/contikipedia

PROVIDING YOU WITH “ANY REASON” CANCELLATION FLEXIBILITY AND PEACE OF MIND WHILE YOU TRAVEL: Contiki Holidays Travel Protection Plan – designed exclusively with the following: Priced at:

Trips up to $1,500: $129 per person Trips $1,501 or greater: $169 per person

Note: Prices are subject to change without notice.

SECTION I: TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION Provided by Contiki Holidays Trip Cancellation: Up to Total Trip Cost. Reimburses the non-refundable Contiki Holidays 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 Holidays “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver**. With the Contiki Holidays “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, Contiki Holidays 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 Holidays 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-transferrable 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 Holidays. Trip Interruption: Up to Total Trip Cost

Baggage Protection: Up to C$2,500 Bag Delay: Up to C$500 Medical & Dental Expenses: Up to C$1,000,000** Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to C$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 www.contikiholidays.com The Contiki Holidays 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. * Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911064H0000A-C are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. ** NOTE: The Medical & Dental Expense benefits of this plan are subject to a maximum benefit limit of C$30,000 for those persons who, at the time of a covered Injury or Sickness, do not have valid hospital and medical insurance under a Government Health Insurance Plan of a province or territory of Canada.

Trip Delay: Up to C$1,000 (C$150/day) SECTION II: TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS - Underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company*

This plan was designed and is administered by BerkelyCareSM.


Hotel departure points and stay longer options Look up the start city of your tour below for departure point information about where your tour starts and how to get there. There are also details on how to extend your holiday and stay longer either before or after your tour (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 tour. For the most up-to-date details go to contiki.com/staylonger and contiki.com/departurepoints.

AMSTERDAM

BERLIN

Amsterdam to Barcelona (PRE) Ibis Schiphol Hotel, Schipholweg 181, 1171PK, Badhoevedorp. Tel: +31 (0) 20 613 4568 Getting there: From Amsterdam airport, take the complimentary Ibis Schiphol/Accor shuttle bus directly to the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single C$125 Twin C$75 Best of Europe will start at Blue Square Hotel, Slotermeerlaan 80, Amsterdam,1064 HD. Tel: +31 (0) 205 063717 Getting there: Catch the train direct from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station (approx e6) then take a taxi to the hotel (approx e20). Alternatively, tram 14 goes from Dam Square (single ticket cost approx e2). The stop for the hotel is Slotermeerlaan and the hotel is a 2 minute walk.

Berlin to Budapest, Berlin & Prague and Berlin, Prague and Vienna (PRE) Best Western City Ost, Frankfurter Allee 73 A, Eingang: Voigstrasse 2, Berlin Tel: +49 30 428310 Getting there: All airports in Berlin are serviced by bus or train. Take a bus or train to the city centre and take a taxi to the hotel, or change on to the U-Bahn (U5). The hotel is a short walk from Samariterstrasse station. Stay longer rate: Single C$95 Twin C$59 Eastern Road (PRE & POST) Agon Aldea, Bulowstrasse 19-22, Berlin. Tel: +49 30 246460. Getting there: All airports in Berlin are serviced by bus or train. Take a bus or train to the city centre and take a taxi to the hotel, or change on to the U-Bahn (U2). The hotel is a short walk from Bulowstrasse station. Stay longer rate: Single C$95 Twin C$59 Scandinavia & Russia (end Berlin) and Russia (end Berlin) (POST) Grand City Hotel Berlin East, Landsberger Allee 203, Berlin. Tel: +49 30978080. Getting there: All airports in Berlin are serviced by bus or train. Take a bus or train to the city centre and take a taxi to the hotel, or change on to the S-Bahn (S8, S41 or S42). The hotel is a short walk from Landsberger Allee station. Stay longer rate: Single C$109 Twin C$65

ATHENS Aegean Classic Cruise, Golden Fleece Cruise, and Eastern Mediterranean Cruise. (PRE & POST) Hotel President, 43 Kifissias Avenue, 11523, Athens. Tel: +30 210 6989000. Stay Longer rate: Single C$189 Twin C$105 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch Metro line 3 to Panormou and then it’s a short walk or taxi ride to your hotel. Greek Island Hopping (PRE & POST) Dorian Inn Hotel, 15-17 Pireos Street, 10552 Athens. Tel: + 30 210 5239 782 Stay Longer rate: Single C$189 Twin C$105 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch Metro line 3 to Syntagma Square in the city centre and then a taxi to your hotel. Spotlight on Greece and Mykonos & Island Cruising (PRE & POST) Please check your tour information for correct hotel details – your tour may start from either of the two hotels below. Hermes Hotel, 19 Apollonos Street, 10557 Athens, Tel: +30 210 3255 514 Stay Longer rate: Single C$189 Twin C$105 Plaka Hotel, 7 Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos Street, 10556 Athens, Tel: +30 210 3222 096 Stay Longer rate: Single C$189 Twin C$105 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch Metro line 3 to Syntagma Square in the city centre and then a taxi to either hotel. London to Athens (POST) City Plaza Hotel, 78 Acharnon Street, 104 34 Athens. Tel: +30 210 8225 111 Stay Longer rate: Single C$125 Twin C$70 Road to Athens (POST) Center Square Hotel, 15 Aristogotonos Street, 10552, Athens. Tel: +30 210 32 11 770 Stay Longer rate: Single C$189 Twin C$105 Mediterranean Trail (POST) Arion Hotel, 18 Ag. Dimitriou St. Athens, 10554. Tel: +30 210 3240 415 Stay Longer rate: Single C$189 Twin C$105 25 Day Camping Tour will start at Camping Athens, 198 Athinon Avenue, 12136 Athens. Tel: +30 210 5814 113. Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch metro line 3 to Syntagma Square in the city centre. From there you can catch a taxi to the campsite for approx. e15. Alternatively, catch the Metro to Metaxourghio station, then bus A15 or B15 to the campsite. Bus costs approx. e1, duration of trip approx. 35 minutes, get off the bus at “Camping Athens” stop.

BARCELONA Amsterdam to Barcelona (POST) Park Putxet Hotel, Putxet 68-74, Barcelona, 08023. Tel: +34 (0) 9321 25158 Stay longer rate: Single C$139 Twin C$70

CAIRO Egypt and the Nile (PRE & POST) Victoria Hotel, 66, El Gomhoria Street, Cairo, Egypt. Tel: +202 589 2290 or +202 589 2294 Getting there: If you have provided Contiki with your flight arrival details at least 7 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 one hour for a transfer. Stay longer rate: Single C$55 Twin C$39

COPENHAGEN Scandinavia and Scandinavia & Russia (PRE) Cab Inn, Mitchellsgade 14, Copenhagen. Tel: +45 33 461616 Getting there: Catch a train from the airport to Central Station, the hotel is approximately 5 minutes walk from the station. Stay longer rate: Single C$155 Twin C$99

DUBLIN Ireland (PRE & POST) and Scotland & Ireland (POST) Jurys Inn Parnell Street, Moore Street Plaza, Parnell Street, Dublin. Tel: +353 1 8784900 Getting there: From Dublin airport can catch a taxi for approx. e25-e35 or catch an ‘Aircoach’ (approx. e7) directly to the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single C$139 Twin C$79

EDINBURGH Scotland and Scotland & Ireland tours will start at: Holiday Inn Edinburgh North, 107 Queensferry Rd, Edinburgh. Tel: +44 871 9429025 Getting there: From Edinburgh airport a taxi direct to the hotel will cost approx. £12-£15.

HELSINKI Russia (PRE) and Scandinavia (end Helsinki) (POST) Holiday Inn City West, Sulhasenkuja 3, 00180, Helsinki. Tel: +358 9 41521000. Getting there: From the airport take a regular taxi direct to the hotel for approx. e45 or an “airport taxi” (stopping at multiple hotels) for approx. e25. Alternatively, catch a bus to Central Station and Metro west to the last stop

For more detailed information online head to contiki.com/departurepoints

Ruoholahti – combined ticket is approx. e4. The hotel is a short walk from the station. Stay longer rate: Single C$115 Twin C$59

ISTANBUL Turkish Delight (PRE & POST) Erbil Hotel, Hoca Pasa Mh. Ibni Kemal Cd., No.34 Sirkeci, Istanbul. Tel: +90 (212) 513 3586/87 Getting there: A taxi from Ataturk airport costs approx. 45 Turkish Lira (e20) Stay longer rate: Single C$75 Twin C$45

LONDON Royal National Hotel (Tourist Class), Bedford Way, WC1, London. Tel: +44 (0) 207 637 2488 Accommodation is based on twin or triple-share. Getting there: From Heathrow Airport catch the Piccadilly Line Underground to Russell Square station – travel time approximately 45 minutes. The hotel is a short walk from the station. From Gatwick or Stansted airports catch a train into central London and then catch a taxi to the hotel. Imperial Hotel, Russell Square, WC1, London Tel: +44 (0) 207 837 3655 Accommodation is based on single or twin-share. Getting there: From Heathrow Airport catch the Piccadilly Line Underground to Russell Square station – travel time approximately 45 minutes. The hotel is a short walk from the station. From Gatwick or Stansted airports catch a train into central London and then catch a taxi to the hotel.

MADRID Mediterranean Highlights (start Madrid) (PRE) Mediterranean Highlights (start Rome) (POST) Tryp Centro Norte, Calle Mauricio Ravel 10, Madrid, 28046. Tel: +34 91 7333400 Getting there: From Madrid airport take a taxi directly to the hotel for approx. e30. Alternatively, catch the Metro from the airport into the city, change at Nuevos Ministerios onto line 10 and travel to Chamartin station – the hotel is across the road from the station. Stay longer rate: Single C$115 Twin C$65 Spanish Spree (PRE & POST) Sunotel Amaral Madrid, Calle del General Varela 37, 28020, Madrid. Tel: +34 915 799 738 Getting there: From Madrid airport take a taxi directly to the hotel for approx. e35. Alternatively, catch the Metro from the airport into the city, change at Nuevos Ministerios onto line 10 and travel to Cuzco station – the hotel is a short walk from the station. Stay longer rate: Single C$125 Twin C$69

PARIS Best of Europe (PRE) All Seasons Paris Chateau Landon, 1 & 3 Rue De Chateau Landon, Paris, 75010. Tel: +33 (0) 1 4465 3333 Getting there: From either of the airports in Paris catch a train or bus to the city centre. Then catch a taxi to the hotel, or catch a Metro line 7 to Chateau Landon station which is a short walk from the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single C$175 Twin C$89 European Spirit tour will start at Camping Paris – Est, Boulevard des Allies, Champigny sur Marne, Paris, 94507. Tel: +33 (0) 1 4283 3778 Getting there: Closest station is Joinville le Pont on line RER A2 (direction Boissy St. Leger). From the station catch bus #101 directly to the campsite.

ROME Mediterranean Trail and Mediterranean Highlights (start Rome) (PRE), Italian Espresso (end Rome) & Simply Italy (PRE & POST) Mediterranean Highlights (start Madrid) (POST) Hotel Regent, Via Filippo Civinini 46, 00197, Rome. Tel: +39 06 802 401. Stay Longer rate: Single C$145 Twin C$95 Getting there: Transfers from Rome’s Fiumicino airport are available at time of booking for C$35 one way and C$70 return. You can also make your own way directly to the hotel. A taxi from either Fiumicino or Ciampino airport will cost approx. e40-e60. Alternatively, catch a train from Fiumicino airport to Piramide station (approx. e7) then take a taxi directly to your hotel. (approx. e7) Best of Europe (POST) The post-tour hotel for this tour is not confirmed. Please contact Contiki for details.

SPLIT Croatian Island Cruising Cruise departs from Split port at 12:00pm – look for the Contiki or Katarina Lines representative on the port. There are many small hotels and pensions located in Split and near to the port – search the web for options, or call Contiki for details of hotels we offer.

STOCKHOLM Scandinavia (end Stockholm) (POST) Scandic Skogshöjd, Täppgatan 15, Sodertalje, Stockholm. Tel: +46 8517 391 00 Stay longer rate: Single C$120 Twin C$60

VENICE Italian Espresso (end Venice) (POST) ends at Vimehoteles Venice East, Via Pascoli 1, Quarto D’altino, Veneto, 30020. Tel: +39 04 2282 5000 Stay longer rate: Single C$89 Twin C$55

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 e30. Alternatively, catch the City Airport Train to station WienMitte. Then catch U-Bahn U4 to Friedensbrücke then you can walk there or catch tram no. 5 one stop to the hotel.

WARSAW Eastern Road, Scandinavia & Russia (end Warsaw) and Russia (end Warsaw) (POST) Courtyard by Marriott, 1 Zwirki i Wigury Street, Warsaw. Tel: +48 22 650 0100. Stay longer rate: Single C$115 Twin C$65 • Rates are per person per night including continental breakfast (except London) and 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 C$30 • Rates only apply to Contiki clients booking extra accommodation directly before and/or after their tour. • If two people are sharing a room - booking must be made at the same time. Solo travellers must book a single room in all cities – except London where you can book a twin or triple-share room and we can match you up to a same-sex room mate. • All hotels are subject to availability and, where necessary, we may provide an alternative on your arrival.


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Booking conditions

Stay longer, departure points & conditions

Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki and you upon the terms and 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 Tour prices in this brochure are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies and exchange rates as at 1st September, 2009. Should any of these costs change, a surcharge may be made on the price of your vacation. If the total tour price increases by more than 7%, passengers will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. No surcharges in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment has been received. The guarantee excludes fuel surcharges and does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. Prices are per person and are in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise specified. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR VACATION 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, and where available, offer you a comparable alternative. 3.3 If an alternative 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. 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 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 2009) 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 our touring program, Contiki will do our best, at our discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing tours and transportation to give you good value for 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. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Your travel agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided and/or fees payable under your selected vacation. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your vacation shall be deemed to be an authorization for disbursement thereof as aforesaid. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR VACATION 1.1 In order to reserve your vacation, a deposit of C$200, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure from Canada, must be submitted to Contiki within 7 days 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. The initial deposit of C$200 per person must be made by credit card. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non refundable deposit of C$200 per person, per tour which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if clients’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 1.4 Travel documents and instructions for joining your tour will be sent to you approximately 21 days before departure (provided full payment has been received). If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of the Travel Agent. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the vacation price must be paid by no later than 45 days before the scheduled vacation departure date from Canada which shall be by the due

date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. 2.2 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. 2.3 Tickets and other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. Travel agency cheques must be received within 7 business days from the date payment is called in. 2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure from Canada, the full cost of the vacation will be payable immediately on booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the vacation departure point. 2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 2.6 Your authorization to use your Credit Card number for deposit and/or final payment indicates your compliance with our booking conditions, whether or not you have actually signed the appropriate draft. Verbal authorization of the use of your Credit Card confirms your reservation. MasterCard, Visa and American Express are accepted. Credit Card payments are not accepted for group bookings. A signed sales draft is required. If you wish to change a credit card payment after it has been processed, change fees will apply. For security purposes, we are required to collect the passenger’s credit card billing address as well as the customer verification code. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Contiki. 3.2 If you cancel, your deposit will not be refunded nor can it be credited to any other booking. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost and expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the vacation price and is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE Number of days prior to as % of total price tour commencement 45 days or more notice The non-refundable deposit plus the Travel Protection Plan’s insurance premium is forfeited 44-22 days: 25% 21-8 days: 30% 7-1 days: 50% Day of departure: 100% Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the tour deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any vacation insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your tour or resort booking, such as pre and post accommodation 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 If flight changes are requested after the deposit has been received, or if flights are cancelled after tickets are issued, revision fees, change fees or Airline cancellation fees will be applicable and will be in addition to the above cancellation charges. In some cases, airline tickets are 100% non refundable. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternate 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 C$30 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change of tour date or tour itinerary within 45 days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier tour departure of equivalent or greater value in which case a C$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, accommodation, 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 holidays are specifically designed and marketed for those in the 18 through 35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities on a Contiki vacation are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding the age groups, you are welcome to discuss this with a member of the Contiki staff. 5.3 Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Contiki tours, but Contiki is not responsible for the failure of any of its contractors, sub contractors, or employees to provide such special needs or services, including wheelchair accessible facilities. If your disabilities require you to have accompaniment when traveling it is a condition of Contiki accepting your booking that you provide evidence satisfactory to Contiki (via your Travel Agent) that you will be accompanied by an able bodied person on the tour and provide full time such special needs or services you may require. Contiki will not be

responsible for the failure of such person to provide same nor for any costs and expenses incurred by you if Contiki removes you from the tour if, in the opinion of the Tour Manager or Guide, your safety or well being is compromised or that of the other passengers by your failure to arrange for proper supply of your special needs and services. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the vacation. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Tour Manager or Representative has to make a decision in your best interest or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Tour Manager or Representative and the laws of the country in which you are traveling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Tour Manager’s or Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well being of other members on the tour or the smooth operation of the vacation itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the tour. Furthermore you agree that your fellow travellers and any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behavior by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your vacation. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel/Contiki Village staff and/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organizations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected vacation as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Tour Managers or Representatives may take photographs and films of you while you are on vacation and that these may be used in our Group brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the vacation, you should inform the Contiki Tour Manager or Representative during the course of the vacation and if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the vacation, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the vacation but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Any claims made after the 42 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10.1 The contract and all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to English Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity and enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs. 6. INSURANCE We strongly recommend that all clients take out vacation and medical insurance before they travel. Contiki offers a comprehensive package that can be tailor made to your vacation. A brief description of this coverage is shown on page 129. The complete limitations and exclusions are contained in the certificate of insurance sent to you with your final documents. Please ask your travel agent to ask Contiki when you make your booking. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate insurance. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a vacation after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the tour. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE VACATION PRICE Airfares to and from your vacation destination, airport taxes, airport transfers, passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, special needs and services required by handicapped clients (see 5.3 under Vacation Details & Conditions), tips to tour managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, optional excursions. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any vacation be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions.

GENERAL 1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorized officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the tour operating company and not Contiki Holidays (Canada) Limited. At any time and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to passengers and luggage. Enrollment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers and other service providers are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, and other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such thirdparties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for handicapped clients (see also 5.3 under Vacation Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a vacation from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 2. DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT In order to process your tour booking, Contiki Holidays will need to use personal information for you and other passengers included in your booking. This personal information may include each passenger's name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, credit/debit card number and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organizations, and otherwise as required by law. Similarly, we may also need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g., sending mail, processing payments, providing marketing assistance). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the tours and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or telephone) about other tours and services offered by Insight Vacations that you may be interested in. If you don't want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Contiki Holidays, Attn: Marketing Department, 33 Kern Road, Toronto Ontario, Canada, M3B 1S9. Contiki Holidays may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. 2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from March 2010 to March 2011. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays Limited, Picquet House, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands, with the exception of the Great Britain and Ireland tours described on pages 5155 which are operated by Contiki Travel (UK) Ltd. The principle operator of the Croatian Island Cruising product featured on p.82-83 is Katarina Lines. Their terms and condtions apply (available on request).


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2010-11 USA & Canada

How to book

Asia (available online only)

Australia & Europe New Zealand Winter

Call Contiki or visit your travel agent Contiki Holidays (Canada) Limited 33 Kern Road Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3B 1S9 Tel: (416) 932 9377 Web: contiki.com

• Your travel agent will confirm by phone with the local Contiki office that there’s space on the tour you’ve chosen. At the same time, your travel agent can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your tour, see page 130. • At the time of booking, you must pay to your travel agent a non-refundable deposit of C$200 per person per tour which must be sent to Contiki within 7 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent.

Call our Contiki experts at our Reservations Center 6 days a week. Reservations Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm (EST) and Sat 10am-4pm (EST) Tel: 1 800 268 1835 (416) 932 9449 Fax: (416) 932 1147 TICO Registration: Wholesale #2058256 Retail #2759979 • You must pay the balance of your holiday fare to Contiki through your travel agent not less than 45 days before the departure, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure. • We will then send to your travel agent your travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. Travel Agents can also book online at www.contiki.com.

• Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send your travel agent confirmation of the details of the booking.

IMPORTANT By paying the C$200 deposit per person per tour to your travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on page 131, which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

Special interest groups

If you’re looking for something completely different our Special Interest Groups Departments in Europe, America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand have been helping those with specific group travel requirements for years! School and university trips, choirs, wine tours, Grand Prix, ski tours - you name it we’ve done it!

From supplying competitive quotations to helping you plan the best itinerary right down to the last detail, our worldwide team of experts is able to arrange a custom designed holiday or incentive trip to suit your particular requirements. Call your travel agent or nearest Contiki office – you’ll be surprised at how we can make it happen.

Group bookings

If you’re planning to organise a group to Europe, America, Asia, Australia or New Zealand, why not take a close look at the wide variety of tours detailed in any of our Contiki brochures. It is more than likely that one (or more!) of the itineraries will fit in perfectly

with your requirements. As long as everyone on your group is 18 – 35, any date can be reserved exclusively for your group at special, reduced rates – perhaps even a free trip for yourself!!

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Contiki is represented in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Bermuda. © Copyright 2009. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA. Please don’t throw this brochure away, we encourage you to either pass it on to a friend or place it in a paper recycling bin.

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