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TRAVEL WITH NO REGRETS


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CHANGE A LIFE FULL OF EXPERIENCES IS A LIFE WELL LIVED.

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H O W W I LL TR AVE L C H A N G E

you? At Contiki, we live passionately by one philosophy - to travel with no regrets. We know you want immersion and authenticity. We know you want to feel a culture, not just pass it by. And we know it’s the experiences you have whilst travelling that make the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. Real, true experiences, that’s what we’ve spent our lifetimes seeking out. So ask yourself this - do you want to live life in the shadows, or do you want to live life with no regrets?


CONTENTS Travel Creates Change

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Contiki in USA & Canada

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Contiki Know-How

p.6

Why Travel Contiki

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Ways to Save

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What's your Travel Style?

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Sleep in Comfort

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A Day in the Life of a Trip Manager

p.14

Munch

p.16

No Regrets Inclusions

p.18

Free Time Add-Ons

p.20

California 3 Ways

p.22

The Travel Corporation

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Q&A

p.74

How to book

p.75

DISCOVERER P. 2 6 F R O M A $ 2 0 9

JASPER Columbia Icefield

KAMLOOPS

@KELSEY1582

Ski USA & Canada

WHISTLER

Tofino

Lake Louise BANFF CALGARY

VERNON

The powder perfect runs of Lake Tahoe, Whistler and Banff are second to none, complimented perfectly by ziplining adventures, heli rides and hot chocolate on repeat.

Victoria

VANCOUVER

WASHINGTON

P/D

Grand Southern Start LA 26 days

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Grand Southern Start NYC 26 days

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Southern Adventure 13 days

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Eastern Discovery 14 days

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Boot, Scoot 'n' Blues 13 days

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Epic Adventure 55 days

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Grand Northern 26 days

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North by North East 13 days

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Northern Adventure 14 days

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Wild Western 14 days

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LA to the Bay 11 days

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Western Highlights 9 days

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California Highlights 7 days

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Yellowstone N.P. JACKSON HOLE HONOLULU /WAIKIKI

KIHEI

SALT LAKE CITY LAKE TAHOE

HAWAII

SAN FRANCISCO Yosemite N.P. BASS LAKE

Available at most accommodation across the USA & Canada.

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Grand Canadian 20/22 days

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LOS ANGELES

Ski Lake Tahoe

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Powder Rush 9 days

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S H O R T T R I P S & F E S T I VA L S P. 6 6 F R O M A $ 1 5 9 P / D New York Uncovered 4 days

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New Year in New York 4 days

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New Year in Las Vegas 4 days

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LA Explorer 3/5 days

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Waikiki Explorer 3/5 days

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Orlando Explorer 3/5 days

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Mexico Showcase

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Sonoran Desert

Get Around in Comfort For transport, we keep it classic - our sleek, efficient, eco friendly and comfortable coaches make the journey half the fun. Think some free WiFi, charging points, TVs & air-con. See om/freewifi fi contiki.com/freewifi

IN T HE

USA & Canada New & Improved Itinerary

Overnight stops

ARIZONA Sedona

SAN DIEGO

CONTIKI

A$2 5 1 P/D

UTAH

Zion N.P. Bryce Canyon N.P. CALIFORNIA KANAB DURANGO Monument Valley LAS VEGAS Grand Canyon N.P. Mojave Desert Route 66 GRAND CANYON

wifi

Canada & Rockies 11/13 days

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NEVADA

KONA

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER P. 5 4 F R O M A $ 2 7 6 P / D Hawaii Unplugged 9 days

IDAHO

OREGON p.28

FROM

Mt. Robson

MONTAN

Best of USA 13 days

SKI P.62

ALBERTA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Places visited

Contiki-only Special Stopovers

PHOENIX


Trip registration

@CONTIKIALEX

Insurance

You’ll need to register at MyContiki for your trip before you travel. Check out contiki.com/mycontiki for more information.

@CONTIKI_CHAR

SASKATCHEWAN

ONTARIO

CANADA

MANITOBA

Travel Insurance is not only a good idea, it’s compulsory when you travel with us. Buy it online before you travel at contiki.com/insurance.

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Trip Managers & Drivers Our Trip Managers know what you want, and our Drivers will get you there in comfort. The team of dreams? We think so.

QUEBEC QUEBEC CITY

MAINE

MONTREAL

NORTH DAKOTA

SOUTH DAKOTA

CODY

NEW HAMPSHIRE

MINNESOTA MICHIGAN

WISCONSIN

WYOMING

IOWA

NEBRASKA

USA

COLORADO KANSAS

MADISON Milwaukee

PHILADELPHIA

INDIANA

ILLINOIS

MARYLAND

OHIO

WASHINGTON DC

W.VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA KENTUCKY

MISSOURI

Richmond RALEIGH

Stay Longer

N.CAROLINA

NASHVILLE Santa Fe AMARILLO ALBUQUERQUE

TENNESSEE OKLAHOMA

ARKANSAS

MEMPHIS

ATLANTA

Little Rock

NEW MEXICO

MISSISSIPPI LOUISIANA

TEXAS

ALABAMA

Jackson

New Haven

NEW YORK

PENNSYLVANIA

CHICAGO

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ECTIC

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CLEVELAND

BOSTON ETTS

MASSACHUS

NEW YORK

Niagara Falls MT. RUSHMORE Badlands N.P. SIOUX FALLS Custer State Park

Concord

TORONTO

NEW JERSEY

ONTANA

For exclusive hotel rates before and after your trip visit contiki.com/ staylonger

S.CAROLINA

GEORGIA

Charleston

SAVANNAH

RT WORTH ST. AUGUSTINE

PANAMA CITY BEACH AUSTIN

NEW ORLEANS HOUSTON

SAN ANTONIO

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Special Stays The kind of places you’ll be talking about for years to come, our Special Stays include a chalet nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, and the gorgeous Pines Resort in Bass Lake, where nature, watersports, jacuzzis and cosy cabins will legit steal your heart.

EVERY ONE OF OUR TRIPS HAS A UNIQUE HASHTAG

Food

COCOA BEACH ORLANDO

Texan BBQ, Canadian poutine, Po Boys in New Orleans, food trucks in Austin - when it comes to food in the USA, we go big on tastes, experiences and authenticity.

Kennedy Space Center

FLORIDA

Check the hashtag on the trip page and let the Contiki alumni inspire your USA & Canada adventures.

MIAMI

How to Read a Trip Page Visit p.74 for a full lowdown of our trip maps and itineraries.

@CONTIKIWOZ

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Loved every moment of Contiki. Well organised and got to see so much you wouldn’t see if you booked on your own. Each and every day was an adventure with so many options of things to do. Don’t think about it, just do it. It will change your life in more ways than one. Can’t wait to go on another adventure. Contiki all the way! AMY, GRAND SOUTHERN 2017 See contiki.com/feefo for all traveller reviews

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THE VALUE OF

CONTIKI KNOW-HOW You’ve saved hard for your trip, so damn right you want to know exactly where your money’s going. The good news is, we care about value every bit as much as you do. Which is why when you buy a trip with us, it isn’t just the nuts & bolts you get, it’s the experience of a lifetime.

You get the practical stuff 4 Centrally located hotels & incredible Special Stays; accom to have you sleeping like a baby from start to end.

4 ways to travel, so you can explore the USA and Canada your way.

Top-of-the-range, A Trip Manager & eco-friendly coaches to Driver power duo of get you from A to B in dreams, plus a host of comfort & included flights Local Guides to get you to make the most of time experiencing the places on the ground. you’ll visit like a native.

No Regrets Inclusions built into every trip price.

Our Munch food philosophy (obsession) that will have you coming home a size bigger. #sorrynotsorry.

Cherry-picked Free Time Add-Ons guaranteed to amplify your adventure.

Breakfast included most days.

Free WiFi at most of our hotels to ensure you stay connected / keep the parents happy. Visit contiki.com/freewifi for more info.

Plus the cherries on top Bags of free time for solo wandering.

An army of new friends from all around the world (so future travel plans for the next 10 years = sorted).

An Instagram feed that will make you look like a legit travel blogger.

Countless ‘firsts’, from the first time you catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge, to your first real taste of Southern Fried Chicken.

The security of travelling with a family-run business that genuinely cares about their travellers.

The knowledge that you’ll never be the same again.

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WHY TRAVEL

Contiki?

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2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DESIGNED ED FOR 18 18-35 YEAR OLDS

Our trips are created ated exc exclus exclusively for 18-35 year olds. No o young younger, no older.

TRAVEL VEL EXPERIENCES EXPERIENC ERIENC YOU WANT

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UNRIVALLED VALLED VALUE

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MORE FR FREEDOM FREE

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AUTHENTIC FOOD EXPERIENCES

Locally sourced ingredients, region specific meals and foodie experiences to make your tummy smile.

MORE FUN FUN, LE LESS HASSLE

SUPPORT & FLE FLEXIBILITY FL

Thee flexibility to change yyo your mind and the wledge edge that from start tto finish, we’ve got knowledge your back ba back.

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TAILORED LORED ORED TRAVEL S STYLES

4 incredible lee travel styles to suit eevery type of traveller, even you.

PEACE CE OF MIND

Wee are re a family-run busin business who care deeply aboutt the well-being of our ttravellers, and providing incredible edible dible experiences and vvalue. We’re financially secure re and put our all in into d delivering excellent trips each h and d every time.

THE ORIGINAL & THE BES BEST

Wee don’t imitate, we just do our thing bet be better than anyone yone else. That’s what 56 years as the t world’s leading youth travel company gets yyou.

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BOOK EARLY

DON’T

Miss out

Save

If you’ve found your dream trip, don’t wait! Our trips do sell out, so book early to ensure you lock down your spot. Your holiday will be in the bag and you’ll save some sweet $$$ in the process.

If you’ve got your spirit of adventure and your A$200 deposit ready to go, then you’re ready to book! And if you change your mind? Don’t stress, we’ve got the world’s greatest change policy. Check out p.75, FlexDeposit, for all your options.

PAY

BOOK

SAVE UP TO

Pay in full by 5th September 2018 & save up to 10%

SAVE UP TO

A$985

MORE

5%

Welcome to Contiki+, our program exclusive to past travellers AND a way to save up to 5% on selected trips.

5%

5%* off the least expensive trip when you book 2 trips together with us of 7+ days.

LAST MINUTE DEALS

Who can say no to a little extra cash to splurge on their trip? We release special deals all through the year so be sure to check contiki.com/deals regularly to get the best possible deal on your Contiki trip.

GOLD SEAL

S AV E

Pay in full by 8th November 2018 & save up to 7.5%

TOGETHER

E A R LY

A$1315

10%

Everyone saves 10% when 10 or more book (or the 11th person goes free)

7.5%

Everyone saves 7.5% when 7 or more book together

5%

Everyone saves 5% when 4 or more book together

Our Gold Seal Protection means that if you cancel your trip prior to 30 days before you leave Australia (or 30 days prior to the trip departure date if travelling in Australia), we won’t charge you a cent. And if you’re ill or have to leave the trip early for personal reasons, Gold Seal will refund you A$90 for each day that you miss. See more on p.75.

The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation, any applicable festival tickets, & optional activities). Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights to/from USA & Canada that start or end your trip. Pay Early savings do not apply to bookings made within 45 days of trip departure or to Calgary Stampede departures and are not combinable with Last Minute Deals. Pay Early savings of A$1315 and A$985 based on the Epic Adventure trip p.40. The Pay Early savings above only apply to departures on or after 1st April 2019. Discounts are subject to availability & may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You can combine the Contiki+ discount (past traveller) and the multi trip discount (2nd trip discount) with group discounts (Book Together), & early payment (Pay Early) discounts on trips of 7 days or longer. Multiple discounts are added incrementally and not as a total amount off the gross price. It is possible to use a Contiki+ discount (past traveller) with a multi-trip discount on the same booking, however only one 5% discount will be applied per trip. Group discounts (‘Book Together’) are available on all trips & are based on the land portion of a twin-share trip. *The 5% multi trip discount will be applied to the lower priced of your two (or more) trips to USA & Canada, please contact Contiki or your travel agent to apply relevant discounts when booking your trip.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS FOR MORE WAYS TO SAVE

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WHAT’S YOUR TRAVEL

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They say that there is one person out there for all of us, And that’s kind of how we feel about our travel styles. Each one is uniquely special (and like children, we love them all equally), but some will be better suited to your travel needs than others. So which of our 4 is your special someone? Time to find out.

@OLIVIAT4NNER #WILDWESTERN

@NICKSMANNEQUIN #THEPOWDERRUSH

@KATIELEIGHX11 #GRANDCANADIAN @KATE.TIGHE7 #NYCNYE

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I N - D E P T H E X P LO RE R

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SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS

GO E V E RY W H E R E

LIVE LOCAL

KEEP IT COSY

F OR LIF E’ S M OM EN T S

Hungry to see new places & have one-of-a-kind experiences Keen and curious to see and do everything Foodie enthusiast who likes learning about new cultures A people person who also enjoys time & space to do their own thing Swipe through to p.26 to see all Discoverer trips.

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A serious culture junkie who craves authenticity and unique experiences A foodie fiend who loves time to hunt for local hangouts Likes a take your time approach to exploring new places Loves to get to know new people Swipe through to p.54 to see all In-Depth Explorer trips

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Someone who can’t sit still when surrounded by snow Has a serious appreciation for all things après ski Can’t get enough of fresh mountain air Loves to take their time and get to know a place (and every piste)

• • •

Swipe through to p.62 to see all Ski trips.

Spontaneous and fun-loving Lives for celebrations and sparkly cities Thinks life is all about the little moments that you remember forever Seeking memories, not regrets Swipe through to p.66 to see all Short Trips & Festivals.

ANTHEM

ANTHEM

ANTHEM

ANTHEM

Anywhere Rita Ora

Let Me Down Easy Gang Of Youths

Go Bang Pnau

Feels Great ft. Fetty Wap & CVBZ Cheat Codes

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/WAYSTOTRAVEL TO READ MORE ABOUT OUR T RAVEL ST Y LES USA & CANADA 2018-20

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COMFORT

SLEEP IN

Ever thought you’d drift off to sleep surrounded by towering pines, a gently lapping lake and the company of new friends? Just one of an incredible collection of memories our accommodation will help you create.

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1 The Pines Resort TRIP CALIFORNIA HIGHLIGHTS WHERE BASS LAKE, USA STYLE DISCOVERER All American summer camp vibes come to life at The Pines Resort, located on the shores of Bass Lake. Expect cute cabins tucked away within the pine forest, watersports, and smores and storytelling round the campfire.

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3 Pod 39 Hotel

4 Washington Park Hotel

5 Miyako Hotel

TRIP THE POWDER RUSH

TRIP BEST OF USA

TRIP EPIC ADVENTURE

WHERE BANFF, CANADA

WHERE NEW YORK, NY

WHERE MIAMI, FLORIDA

WHERE LOS ANGELES, USA

STYLE SKI

STYLE DISCOVERER

STYLE DISCOVERER

STYLE DISCOVERER

Nestled in the heart of the Rockies, youll wake to the sight of snow capped mountains, and spend your evenings thawing out in the heated pool, sauna and steam room, after a day on the slopes.

Great things come in small packages! 2 blocks from Grand Central Station, so you know we mean it when we say it’s centrally located. After a day of exploring NYC, head to the colourful rooftop for views over the city.

Art deco vibes meet a fresh Miami paradise at this insta-worthy hotel. Located in the heart of South Beach, this hotel is a stone’s throw from the action, or take it easy with a poolside cocktail.

LA’s trendy vibes don’t stop at this Japanese inspired hotel. Boasting all of the chic, modern comforts you’d imagine with a Japanese culture twist, it’s the perfect pad to unwind in after chasing Hollywood dreams.

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TRIP BEST OF USA


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The hotels were amazing and so comfortable, it felt like a home away from home, and always in good locations. Alleisha, UK Wild Western

Free WiFi in most Contiki accommodation

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2 WAYS TO STAY H OT E L S

S P E C I A L S TAYS

Hotel-wise, our centrally located accommodation comes with all the essential home comforts (and by centrally located, we mean 2 blocks from Grand Central Station in New York). All rooms are twin share, or for a little extra cash upgrade to a single room if extra privacy is what you’re after.

Pretty much where the magic happens. Our Special Stays give unique a whole new meaning, and are designed to add the cherry on top of an already unbeatable trip. Live the All American Dream at a cosy lakeside lodge on Bass Lake, or snuggle down and watch the snow fall from the windows of a chalet in Banff.

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DAY IN THE LIFE of a

A

Trip Manager

Our people are what make us, us. Highly trained, professional and always up for a good time, these guys do so much more than make sure you don’t miss the coach. Armed with their little black books of must sees, dos and eats, our crew of Trip Managers, Drivers and Local Guides will show you the USA and Canada done right.

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08:00

@TAHNEE_BANANEEE

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CHARITY TRIP MANAGER

NAME C HARIT Y I N S TA @ C ON T I K I _ C H A R T I M E AT CO N TI K I 4 Y E A RS T R I P G R A ND S O U T H E RN 5:30 Coffee in hand I meet the few travellers who woke up early to watch sunrise over the rim of one of the original 7 Natural Wonders of the world! We walk to the rim of the Grand Canyon before heading back for brekky. 8:00 We hit the road with day song pumping. I have a playlist for literally every drive and excursion; it sets the tone for the day. 11:00 Utah feels like we’re in a movie! The red rock vistas of buttes, mesas, wild horses and natural energy make this place unlike anything my travellers have ever seen. We stop to learn more about the Navajo culture and the Code-Talkers of World War 2, then take a Contiki family pic and run like Forrest Gump down the road. 13:00 Road trips wouldn’t be the same without some games and friendly competition. Singing, dancing in your seat and lots of laughs

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highly encouraged. The winning team not only gets the glory but also the cactus candy and buffalo jerky. 17:00 Durango, Colorado. I check in with the front desk, pass out maps & keys to hotel rooms before we all freshen up and gram a few pics for friends and family at home to salivate over. 19:00 We all get together to taste some homemade favourites vegetarian Navajo Tacos or for my meat-eaters, the bison burger. The nightlife here is notoriously fun. Local people are friendly and eager to talk with us about our travels. 23:00 I leave everyone dancing and enjoying a bit of cowboy culture. I’m off to the hotel, leaving the crew with directions to the 24hr diner around the corner, for any late night snacks that may be needed.

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SEE WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A

Contiki Trip Manager

50 APPLICANTS IN 2017

22

40

100

DAYS OF TRIP MANAGER TRAINING SCHOOL

HOURS OF LOOPS AROUND EACH CITY PRACTICING TOURS

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80+

STATES TO LEARN ABOUT

DAILY TESTS AND QUIZZES

9,000

2000

15,000

KILOMETRES COVERED

COFFEES CONSUMED BY THE TRAINEE GROUP ON THE TRAINING TRIP

STEPS WALKED EACH DAY

THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? SIGN UP AT CONTIKI.COM/JOBS

MAJOR DESTINATIONS TO KNOW IN-DEPTH

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SPECIALITY TALKS GIVEN BY EACH TRAINEE ON POP CULTURE, LOCAL LIFE, FOOD, ART AND ARCHITECTURE

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It’s hard to think about the USA or Canada without thinking about food. Fresh New Orleans gumbo, pastrami laden New York style bagels and decadent Canadian Poutine - when it comes to food, this corner of the world doesn’t mess around, and we are totally here for it. Like you, we’re utterly obsessed with eating, which is why we have Munch - our foodie philosophy and long standing love affair with all things flavour. Regional, fresh and experiential, we can’t wait to share with you. But what does it mean? • It’s breakfast included most days of your trip.

• It’s the local flavours of the places we visit; think included Chinatown dinner in San Francisco, included Cuban Food in Miami, or BBQ in Forth Worth. • It’s our Free Time Add-On foodie adventures that will have you not just tasting, but experiencing a destination’s best loved food and drink. Like the sound of exploring New York’s best food carts, or touring a brewery in Toronto? You got it. • And of course, it’s our Trip Managers and their little black books of local haunts. For all the occasions when you want to head out and do your own thing, these guys will be able to point you in the right direction and personally recommend what’s good.

THE PERFECT

Every bit as delicious as it sounds, Munch is our commitment to local, authentic, and seriously tasty food experiences.

Burger

FOOD

You know ‘em, you love ‘em, and you can’t wait to try ALL of them in America. If your motto is bigger is better, you won’t go far wrong in the USA. Craving a burger as much as us right now? Try out this burger recipe for size. Ingredients 800g Minced Chuck Steak Olive Oil 4tsp American Mustard Tabasco Chipotle Sauce Method • Divide chuck steak into 4 & with wet hands, roll into a ball, & shape into flat patties. • Let burgers chill in the fridge. • Once chilled pat with oil, & season with salt & pepper. • Place into a pre-heated, hot pan & press down. • After 1 min, flip burgers & brush the cooked side with ½ teaspoon of mustard & dash of tabasco sauce. • After 1 min more, repeat on the newly cooked side. • Cook for another minute (or longer as desired.) • Place cheese on top of burgers, cover pan and let cheese melt, about 30 secs. To Serve Lightly toast a brioche burger bun and stack it up just how you like it; with lettuce, tomato, red onion, gherkins, and all of the burger sauce, ketchup and mustard.

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5 1 Seafood Chowder, San Francisco

4 Nachos & Tacos, San Diego

2 Fresh & Healthy Lunch, Los Angeles

5 Trip Manager Recommendations, San Francisco

3 Sweet Treats, Los Angeles

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NO REGRETS

INCLUSIONS

SEE THE STRIP LIGHT UP IN LAS VEGAS

As important as the destination is, we know it’s the experiences you have there that really define your adventure. That’s why we build No Regrets Inclusions into every single trip price, because going home feeling like you’ve missed something special just isn’t an option with us.

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REFLECT

• LAKE LOUISE, CANADA • MONUMENT VALLEY TRIBAL PARK • VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL, WASHINGTON DC

FEEL

SEE

• HORNBLOWER CRUISE, NIAGARA FALLS • ATHABASCA GLACIER, JASPER NATIONAL PARK • MUSEUM ROW VISIT, NEW YORK CITY

• ILLUMINATIONS TOUR, WASHINGTON DC • STATUE OF LIBERTY, NEW YORK CITY

@MARRRKKKF

• BEVERLY HILLS, LOS ANGELES @OLIVIAHOPECOATES @LOUISEWETTERLUNDH

EXPLORE

@SOMEONE_CALLED_CLAIRE

TASTE

• CHINESE FOOD DINNER, SAN FRANCISCO • CUBAN FEAST, MIAMI • BREWERY TOUR, MILWAUKEE

@YOUNGAUSSIEABROAD

PLAY

• SEE LAS VEGAS STRIP LIGHT UP AT NIGHT • VISIT GRACELAND, MEMPHIS

Check out the trip pages and #CONTIKI for real life No Regrets moments from our travellers and follow @CONTIKI to feed your travel inspiration.

• FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS, TEXAS

@VIAJANDOALREDEDOR • GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK • YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK • ZION NATIONAL PARK

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BASEBALL GAME NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

HOT AIR BALLOON ALBEQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO @NA_OMI90

TIME

Don’t get us wrong, showing you the USA and Canada is what we do best, but even we can’t do it quite like you.

YOUR TIME, YOUR CHOICE How do you even begin to comprehend the USA & Canada? Legendary in name and iconic beyond belief, there’s nothing these two countries can’t do. National Parks, vast canyons, arid deserts, dazzling lakes - it’s all in a day’s work for this pair. Cities more your vibe? We’ll just leave the thought of playing in the Big Apple right here… What are we getting at here? The USA & Canada has ALOT to offer, which is why we build our trips around free time. Free time with Contiki is made up of two choices. You can explore independently, perhaps sampling the craft beers of Toronto, hiking the trails of the Grand Canyon, or scouting out the best beaches in Miami. Or, you can take your pick from our Free Time Add-Ons - experiences we’ve cherry-picked to help take your trip to the next level. Like the sound of floating over Albuquerque in a hot air balloon, watching performers twist and turn in a Vegas Cirque du Soleil show, or sunset cruising in San Francisco? Just some of the Add-Ons we’ve got lined up to tempt you with.

CROCODILE AIR BOAT TOUR NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA Important: Free Time Add-On activities are not included in the price of your trip. They are run by 3rd party operators and on occasions, for some of the activities, travellers may be required to sign a waiver to participate. Before you leave, it’s important that you check your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities and be aware that some of our add-ons can be physically demanding and may involve some risk.

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HELICOPTER RIDE GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA @CONTIKIKADE

Welcome to the 6ix Michael Rizzi is a travel and lifestyle YouTuber from Canada, here to give us the lowdown on his hometown of Toronto. Follow his journey @mikerizzi Where are we most likely to find you eating? Fresh Restaurants, for incredible vegan food. What about your favourite bar? "Get Well" on Dundas Street is basically a pizza & arcade bar… Drink with friends, play arcade games, then indulge in pizza without ever leaving the bar. Perfection! Best neighbourhood to get a feel for ‘local’ Toronto? Trinity Bellwoods Park on a sunny day with friends. Bring a picnic, tunes, and you’ll be FREE TIME NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

set for a laidback day in the sun! What about your favourite park? Sherwood Park in the Upper Village with my

CATAMARAN RIDE SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

partner and puppy! It's puppy heaven. Best view of the city? In Spring & Summer, Cabana Pool Bar has the best view of Toronto’s skyline! You can capture the entire skyline in your view (or selfie!). What song will always make you think of home and why? Drake - Know Yourself. No matter where I travel, everyone knows that song is about the 6ix.

LOOK OUT FOR THE FREE TIME ADD-ON SYMBOL ON THE TRIP PAGES

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California 3 ways When you think of California, what do you picture? Hollywood glamour? Sun-soaked beaches? Or maybe it’s the powder perfect runs of Lake Tahoe? Believe it or not, in Cali you really can ski in the morning and hang on the beach come afternoon. This is a state that goes all out on everything from sports to celebrity and with us, we take advantage of it all.

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GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA


HOLLYWOOD #CONTIKIBESTOFUSA @CONTIKICHRISTY

LAKE TAHOE #CALIFORNIAHIGHLIGHTS @CONTIKIALEX

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK #CALIFORNIA HIGHLIGHTS @CIARACAITLIN

DISNEYLAND #CONTIKIBESTOFUSA @ABBEYJANEX

LA EXPLORER

BEST OF USA

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS

DISCOVERER

With 13 days on the clock, this trip will show you 4 of the USA’s most iconic cities. Kicking things off in LA (or end here if you prefer), split your time between visiting Universal Studios, window shopping on Rodeo Drive and people watching at Venice Beach. Stepping things up a gear (or 10), next up in Vegas, a white knuckle ride of casinos, limousines and Elvis impersonators. The cherry on top? Leaving the “King” behind, we’ll head to the palm tree lined paradise that is Miami. Our final city, NYC, who needs little introduction. See p.28 for our Best of USA, Discoverer trip.

CALIFORNIA HIGHLIGHTS DISCOVERER

California really does have it all, including some of the best ski runs in the world when winter hits. Kick off this trip in the desert oasis of Las Vegas, then make your way up to Lake Tahoe for 3 days of fun in the snow. Beginners, pros and everyone in-between will find something they love here. Need to give your ski legs a break? Head up on a gondola to check out the views over dazzling Lake Tahoe itself. Finishing up in San Fran, this trip is the perfect blend of city, ski and culture, and one of our absolute faves.

Life in the City of Angels is known for being a little more sun-drenched and laid back than most, and our LA Explorer is the perfect way to sample it. With accommodation, breakfast and a hop on/hop off sightseeing tour all sorted for you, all you have to worry about is ticking off your bucket list. Walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame, get some fitspo on Santa Monica Boulevard, or hang with Mickey and friends at Disneyland. Unless you get ‘scouted’ and stick around, this is the perfect taster of LA. See p.70 for our LA Explorer trip.

See p.53 winter departures to ski Lake Tahoe on our California Highlights, Discoverer trip.

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CONTIKI CARES

TRAVELLING

Responsibly

Powered by

TREADRIGHT Our greatest passion is discovery, our greatest ambition to continue sharing these discoveries for centuries to come by respecting and protecting the places we go and the people we meet. Together with TreadRight, our older sister on all things sustainability, we’re on a journey - forever listening, learning and evolving, seeking to become a more responsible and sustainable company. We’ve done some great things, but we’re ready and raring to do a whole lot more. Learn about one of our projects below.

There’s no better education than travel. Exploring the world opens your eyes to different cultures, communities and ways of living, and travelling responsibly goes hand in hand with that. Small steps make big waves; these are some of the ways that we try to minimise our footprint on the planet.

COACH TRAVEL Think catching a train or taking public transport is the most environmentally friendly choice? You’re wrong. Research has shown that one full coach has five times less carbon dioxide emissions than a plane on the same route. And in car terms, 1 coach = 16 fewer cars on the road emitting nasty toxins that damage our planet. CRAFT AT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB ANAHEIM

WHEELS FOR

Change Proudly supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim We’ve all got some spare change knocking around; in pockets, down the side of the sofa, squirrelled away for a rainy day. So, we thought, why not turn that spare change into an opportunity to change lives? Our Wheels for Change program is a combined effort between you and us. Our travelers kindly donate their spare change, collected by Trip Managers, and this money goes to supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim, CA. This club is a haven for disadvantaged

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children living in motels around the Anaheim area. Here, the kids are given after school tutoring, music lessons, an afternoon snack, and even have the opportunity to play on grass – a far cry from their usual playground of a motel parking lot. The money we raise through Wheels for Change is used to transport the children to and from the club, giving them a safe environment to play, learn, and have fun. contiki.com/contikicares

THE RECYCLING REVOLUTION When we noticed how many plastic bottles were making their way onto our coaches, we started making sure each Contiki coach always carries bio-bags. Our passionate Trip Managers collect travellers’ empty bottles at each stop of a trip, disposing of these at recycling bins along the route, or storing the full bags until they can find a recycling point.

CARBON OFFSETS Our big sister the TreadRight Foundation, recommends four leading carbon offset programs - Conservation International Carbon Fund, myclimate, The Nature Conservancy, and Rainforest Concern – Forest Credits - that provide travellers with a number of ways in which to offset your travel experiences and a variety of carbon offset projects to choose from.


WE’RE PART OF

The Family Our passion for creating experiences of a lifetime, our unfaltering drive for complete customer satisfaction, and our ‘family first’ mentality in all we do, is in our Contiki DNA. Passed down from our parents, The Travel Corporation (TTC) and its founders, the Tollman family. Started over 60 years ago, TTC is a family of over 30 award-winning travel brands, showing 2 million travellers the world every year. It is because of TTC we can... a f a m i ly of br a n d s

TTC.com NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK

NEW ORLEANS MISSISSIPI

Give you the freedom to change your mind Sometimes plans change, meaning you can’t travel at a certain time, or to a certain place. But thanks to TTC’s Freedom Guarantee, you can swap onto a different departure or change your trip entirely, for zero cost. Just drop us a line, let us know which trip you want to swap to, and if there’s space, we’ll do the rest. Visit contiki.com/freedomguarantee

Give you (and your parents) peace of mind Being a family run company means that we operate with family values; trust, honesty, loyalty. You’d move heaven and earth for your family to ensure their safety and happiness, right? Well we’ll do the same for you. Wherever you are in the world, you’re in good hands with us. Visit TTC.com

GRAND CANYON ARIZONA

Ensure your deposit is safe and sound Say hello to FlexDeposit, another genius perk created by TTC. Our FlexDeposit guarantee is given for free once you’ve paid your deposit and works as credit towards your next adventure. So if you can’t travel, it means your deposit isn’t lost - it’s simply transferred. FlexDeposit is available until your 36th birthday (the maximum age you can travel on a Contiki), after which time you can use it with any of our sister TTC brands, or gift it to a friend.

Leave the world a better place TTC, and TreadRight – Contiki’s older & wiser sister on all things sustainable, are firm advocates for change. Together with TreadRight we help to support 40 plus sustainable tourism projects worldwide. We never ask for donations from travellers, but rather choose to donate our profits to the projects we support. With the support of TreadRight, Contiki turns travel experiences into opportunities to give back where ever possible, and even builds in volunteering into some of our trips. We also ensure that all our travel is as sustainable as possible, we recycle every last water bottle on the road, and we only own Euro 6 coaches – the most eco-friendly available. Visit Treadright.org and ContikiCares.com to read more.

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Discoverer GO EVERYWHERE Want to see everything, do everything, and go home with a fully ticked bucket list? You have to go Discoverer. The perfect travel style for those looking for equal parts iconic sites and local experiences, these trips will take you from the heights of the Empire State Building to the depths of the Grand Canyon, experiencing good old fashioned Southern hospitality and European infused Quebec City in between.

ARE YOU A DISCOVERER TRAVELLER? •

Do you want to see as much of the USA & Canada as you possibly can, no matter how long you’ve got? Do you want a fully ticked bucket list?

Do you want to split your time between organised sightseeing and independent adventuring? Do you have a nose for authentic experiences?

13 TRIPS FROM 7 - 55 DAYS FROM A$209 P/D

Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest promotions CONTIKI.COM/DISCOVERER-USA-CANADA

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27


BEST OF USA 13Ì DAYS

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4 ÌSTATES

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FROM

A$3999 *

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& N E WO V E D IM P RE R A RY IT IN

FROM

A$308 *PP/PD

TAKING - ‘BEST OF' TO THE NEXT LEVEL

#BESTOFUSA

HOLLYWOOD LOS ANGELES

Fantastic tour company to travel with, I would actually say the coolest tour company I have ever travelled with!!

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @ABBEYJANEX

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Read more at contiki.com/reviews

@CONTIKICHRISTY

CONTIKI.COM/BEST-OF-USA

@NANCYHOYEK

Tyrone Fowles


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TOP EXPERIENCES 11

NIGHTS 12 nights in twin-share hotels

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

7 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points, 2 internal flights & transfers - Las Vegas, Miami & New York

F Visit Universal Studios F Party club crawl in Hollywood F Food cart tour in New York F Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas

START

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Las Vegas Party Bus • Miami Speedboat Adventure • NYC Statue of Liberty • NYC Muni Pass • Cuban Dinner

END

8AM LOS ANGELES

DAY 1 - 2 Los Angeles With 2 days to conquer this iconic city. Perhaps you'll rent a bike & dodge fitness fanatics along the shore, or let your inner child roam free at a theme park. One thing we can all agree on are the regular stops at the Mexican street food stalls… Hotel (D)(B) F Disneyland Transfer Pick a Park F Disneyland Transfer with Park Hopper

DAY 3 - 5 Las Vegas No time for lie-ins, you're in Vegas baby! And the city's weird & wonderful charm isn't going to uncover itself. Experience the grandeur of the city's casinos before letting loose on the party bus for a little Vegas-style bonding. Hotel (D)(B) F VIP Club Entry F High Roller Anytime F Helicopter Flight to the Grand Canyon

DAY 11 - 12 New York Hello Big Apple! With so much to do in this iconic concrete jungle, it's difficult to know where to start. How about a visit to the stylish 5th Avenue, followed by an NYC food cart tour? & then shoot up to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building & prepare to be amazed. Hotel (B)(B) F Central Park Bike Tour (seasonal) F Sex and the City Tour

11AM NEW YORK

DAY 13 New York So sad to say goodbye NYC, but say goodbye we must. There won't be a dry eye in the house as the Contiki squad parts ways, bound for new adventures. (B) END

NEW YORK

NEW

PENNSYLVANIA

10 13 YORK (3 nights)

OHIO

NEVADA ILLINOIS

INDIANA

UTAH

CALIFORNIA

DISCOVERER

12

MARYLAND

COLORADO

LAS VEGAS

KANSAS

VIRGINIA

MISSOURI

(3 nights)

KENTUCKY

3

NORTH CAROLINA

START

TENNESSEE

1

ARKANSAS

LOS ANGELES (2 nights)

OKLAHOMA

ARIZONA NEW MEXICO

ALABAMA GEORGIA

MISSISSIPPI TEXAS

FLORIDA

LOUISIANA

1

DAY 6 - 9 Miami Having satisfied our Vegas itch we'll venture south to Miami, where colourful attire & Cuban influences rule the town. Sexy, vibrant & admittedly humid, we'll practice our salsa ready for the days ahead. A little mouthwatering Cuban cuisine will get us in the mood for a full day of art-deco & celeb-spotting in this tropical paradise. Those who fancy turning up the heat can enjoy a Thriller Speedboat Ride on the city's glistening water. Hotel (B)(D)(B) F Sailing Adventure F Bike Tour of South Beach

Itinerary Day

DAY 10 Miami to New York My oh my Miami, you've been amazing. But when The Big Apple calls, we'd be fools not to pick up. So it's time to take flight before rolling up in the city that doesn't sleep. Hotel (D)

6 MIAMI (4 nights)

H OW MUC H & WH E N 2018/19/20

CODE: TUSA

START LOS ANGELES & FINISH NEW YORK

TRAVELLING BETWEEN 10 SEP 2018 & 24 DEC 2018? THE BELOW TRIPS (TUSA 2018) FEATURE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED ITINERARY. SEE BELOW FOR START & END TIMES & VISIT CONTIKI.COM/BEST-OF-USA FOR FULL DETAILS.

A$4875 Start End Sep 10 ■◆ Sep 23 Oct 8 ■◆ Oct 21 Oct 29 ■◆ Nov 11

Start End Nov 26 ■◆ Dec 9

A$4919 Start End Dec 24■●✱ Jan 6

A$3999 Start 2019 Jan 23 ✝ Mar 6 ✝

End

Feb 4 Mar 18

Start Apr 24 ✝ May22 ✝ Jun 5 ✝

End May6 Jun 3 Jun 17

Start Jun 19 ✝ Jul 3 ✝ Jul 17 ✝

End Jul 1 Jul 15 Jul 29

Start Aug 14 ✝ Aug 28 ✝ Sep 18 ✝

End Aug 26 Sep 9 Sep 30

Start Oct 16 ✝ Nov 13 ✝ Nov 27 ✝

End Oct 28 Nov 25 Dec 9

A$4159 Start End Dec 18 ▲✤ Dec 30

A$3999 Start 2020 Jan 22 ✝ Mar 4 ✝

End

Feb 3 Mar 16

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. 2018: ◆ Single room supplement of A$2315. ✱ Peak Single room supplement of A$2545. 2019: ✝ Single room supplement of A$1865. ✤ Peak Single room supplement of A$2365. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. ● Trip spends Xmas in Los Angeles & NYE in Las Vegas. ■ These trips spend 3 nights in Los Angeles & 3 nights in San Francisco. ▲ Trip spends Xmas in Miami. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74. Note: this trip utilizes flights between cities & coaches only for transfers & sightseeing. From Jan 2019 we will drive from LA to Las Vegas & then fly from Las Vegas to Miami & Miami to NYC.

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GRAND SOUTHERN 26Ì DAYS

|

22ÌSTATES

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FROM

A$6095 *

S TA RT L O S A N G E L E S |

FROM

& N E WO V E D IM P RE R A RY IT IN

A$235 *PP/PD

FEEL THE SOUL FILLING VIBES OF THE SOUTH

#GRANDSOUTHERN

NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK

Great value, good food, a lot of activities like speedboating, parasailing, were thrilling!

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @BRITTAJANELLE

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Read more at contiki.com/reviews

@JAMESPORTWIN

CONTIKI.COM/GRAND-SOUTHERN

@STEPHANIEVALLANCE

Gourgen Sargsyan


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TOP EXPERIENCES 29

NIGHTS 23 nights in twin-share hotels, 2 nights in twin-share lodge

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

18 breakfasts (B), 11 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

F Experience the high octane power of the Thriller Jet Boat ride in Miami F Heli flight over the Grand Canyon F Durango horseback riding (seasonal)

START

DAY 8 - 9 Dallas/Fort Worth Here in the land of leather boots & Cadillacs, you'll soon learn that ‘bigger is better' is a way of life. An overnight stay in the cowboy town of Fort Worth will give you the full Texan experience. Hotel (B,D)(B) F Dallas Cowboy’s Stadium Tour

7:30AM LOS ANGELES

DAY 1 Los Angeles to Las Vegas Kicking it all off with high spirits in the City of Angels, we'll take the scenic route through the Mojave Desert, where you'll get acquainted with the famous joshua trees, as we head for the glitz & glamour of (Viva) Las Vegas. Hotel (D) F VIP Club Promoter Pass

DAY 7 Amarillo Santa Fe calls, a city rich with Native American & Hispanic influences. We'll get the cultural low-down & refuel with some sumptuous snacks. But save some space, tonight's antics may see you take on a steak challenge in Amarillo. Hotel (B,D) F Hot air ballooning

NEVADA UTAH

LAS VEGAS (2 nights) 1

CALIFORNIA Mojave Desert

Los Angeles

Route 66

COLORADO

Monument Valley

5 DURANGO (1 night)

3

Santa Fe

GRAND CANYON (2 nights)

ARIZONA

DAY 10 - 11 Memphis Swinging past Little Rock, we'll bid farewell to Dallas for the Musical Mecca of Memphis. We'll pay homage to ‘The King' in Graceland & see where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. With the buzzing Beale Street around the corner, get ready for a night to remember… Hotel (D) F Visit the legendary Sun Studios F Rock & Soul Museum tour

ARKANSAS

6

ALBUQUERQUE (1 night)

START

NEW MEXICO

7

(2 nights)

DAY 3 - 4 Grand Canyon Time to swap dancing shoes for hiking boots as we set our sights for the Grand Canyon via the historic Route 66, on which there'll be photo ops & souvenir hunts a-plenty. Warning: prepare to have your socks blown off upon arrival… (B) F Grand Canyon Biking F Helicopter Flight - Imperial F Helicopter Flight - North Canyon

• Party bus in Las Vegas • Entry into GCNP • Tour Graceland

• Visit Kennedy Space Center • Southern BBQ • Cuban Dinner MIX + MATCH

5:30PM NEW YORK

DAY 26 New York via Philadelphia We don't know what's more exciting: the two days we just spent in D.C or the fact that The Big Apple lies ahead. Paying a visit to Philadelphia for some irresistible cheese-steak sandwiches, we'll wrap up this epic tour in stylish New York. Want to really see NYC? Why not jump on our New York Uncovered trip & get an insiders look? END

NEW YORK 26 PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia

NEW JERSEY

MARYLAND

WASHINGTON DC 23

DELAWARE

(3 nights) Richmond VIRGINIA

N.CAROLINA

22 RALEIGH (1 night)

TENNESSEE

10

S.CAROLINA

Little Rock Charleston

AMARILLO

MISSISSIPPI

(1 night)

8

DALLAS/ FORT WORTH

TEXAS DAY 6 Albuquerque Today is about adrenaline, & we've certainly come to the right place. River rafting & horseback riding are among the activities on the cards today, before the afternoon's journey to sun-drenched New Mexico offers a total change of scenery. Hotel (B,D) F Whitewater Rafting (Seasonal) F Horse Back Trail Ride (Seasonal) F Snowmobiles - Single or Double Rider (Seasonal)

DAY 5 Durango via Monument Valley With the timeless beauty of the Grand Canyon imprinted in our brains forever, we'll journey past the ‘Wild West' landscapes of Monument Valley before arriving amidst the mountainous backdrops of Colorado's adventure capital. Hotel (D)(B)

(2 nights)

GEORGIA

ALABAMA

Jackson

DAY 2 Las Vegas No time for lie-ins, you're in Vegas baby! And the city's weird & wonderful charm isn't going to uncover itself. Experience the grandeur of the city's casinos before letting loose on the party bus for a little Vegas-style bonding. Hotel (B) F Cirque du Soleil Show F VIP Club Entry F High Roller Anytime

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

Please note: Do not NEW YORK book flights before 9:00pm.

DAY 12 - 13 New Orleans Bellies full of BBQ, we'll head to the romantic metropolis of New Orleans, a melting pot of French & Caribbean infusions. We'll kick off the festivities in Jackson Square before sampling beignets & marvelling at mansions, all to the sweet sounds of Southern Jazz, of course… Hotel (B)(B) F School of Cooking F Airboat Swamp Tour MEMPHIS

END

LOUISIANA

PANAMA CITY BEACH (1 night) 14

NEW ORLEANS 12 (2 nights)

21 SAVANNAH (1 night)

FLORIDA 20

DAY 14 Panama City Beach It won't be easy to say goodbye to enigmatic New Orleans, but knowing we're headed for one of the “world's most beautiful beaches” might just make it a tad easier. We'll test the rumours with a dip in the crystal clear waters. Hotel (B,D)

(1 night)

19 COCOA

DAY 15 - 16 Orlando If you can bear to tear yourself away from the beach, there are exciting times ahead in none other than Disney World - aka, the happiest place on earth. With a trip to Universal Studios on the cards, we can only hope you budgeted for butterbeer… Hotel (B)(B) F Universal Studios

(2 nights)

Got more time? Check out our Epic Adventure p.40-41 or Grand Canadian p.60-61. Starting in N.Y. this trip connects with the Wild Western p.48-49, LA to the Bay p.50-51 & Western Highlights p.52. See our trip pages for more details. Plus you'll also save 5% with our multi-trip discount. See p.9.

DAY 23 - 25 Washington D.C Leaving Raleigh behind, a short break in funky Richmond will see us take our pick of the cafes for lunch. Next stop; the country's capital. Jam-packed with museums & monuments, we'll all but conquer the galleries, tasty eats & historical sites that frame this amazing city. Hotel (B)(D)(B) DAY 22 Raleigh via Charleston Savannah, you've been good to us, but North Carolina beckons. Before heading to Raleigh, we'll stop off at Charleston for some good old shrimp & grits. Fuelled by Southern cuisine, we'll wander past horse-drawn carriages to 17th-century buildings. Hotel (B,D) DAY 21 Savannah Bidding ‘farewell' to St Augustine, we'll venture to Savannah for a little Southern Hospitality. Oak trees & tropical plants line the landscape here, & our spirits will be high as we head to the riverfront to enjoy the nightlife. Hotel (B)

ST. AUGUSTINE

ORLANDO 15

DISCOVERER

25

BEACH (1 night)

Kennedy Space Center

MIAMI 17

(2 nights)

MIAMI DAY 20 St. Augustine via Kennedy 1

Places visited Itinerary Day

DAY 17 - 18 Miami Having let our inner child roam free, we'll venture south to Miami, where colourful attire & salsa influences rule the town. A little mouthwatering Cuban cuisine will get us in the mood for two full days of art-deco & celeb-spotting in this tropical paradise. Hotel (D) F Miami Party Cruise F Bike Tour of South Beach

Space Center Today we'll swing by our friends at NASA for some intergalactic exploration, before arriving in the quaint beaches & quiet allure of America's oldest inhabited city. As romantic as it is charming, we'll peruse the cobblestone streets to the Spanish Quarter. Hotel (B) DAY 19 Cocoa Beach We may be leaving Miami, but we're not done with Florida yet. After 2 days of high-energy exploring, we'll venture to Cocoa Beach for a little R&R. Hotel (D,B)

H OW MUC H & WH E N 2018/19/20

A$6805 Start Aug 9

A$6095 Start Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Nov 14 Nov 28

CODE: GSLA

End Sep 3

End Oct 28 Nov 4 Nov 11 Nov 18 Dec 9 Dec 23

START LOS ANGELES & FINISH NEW YORK

A$6525 Start Aug 30 Sep 13

Start Dec 12 ● Dec 19 ■ 2020 Jan 2 Jan 23 Feb 13

End Sep 24 Oct 8

A$6115 Start Sep 20 Oct 4 Oct 11 Oct 25 Nov 15 Nov 29

End Oct 15 Oct 29 Nov 5 Nov 19 Dec 10 Dec 24

Start Dec 13 ▲ Dec 20 ◆ 2019 Jan 3 Jan 24 Feb 14

End Jan 7 Jan 14

Jan 28 Feb 18 Mar 11

Start Apr 4 Apr 11

End Apr 29 May6

A$6525 Start Apr 18 Apr 25 May2

End May13 May20 May27

A$6805 Start May9 May16 May23 Jun 6 Jun 13 Jun 20

End Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 15

Start Jun 27 Jul 4 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 1

End Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26

Start Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22

End Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16

A$6525 Start Aug 29 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26

End Sep 23 Oct 7 Oct 14 Oct 21

End Jan 6 Jan 13

Jan 27 Feb 17 Mar 9

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. Single room supplement of A$2585. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 5:30pm ● Trip spends Xmas in Panama City Beach & New Year’s Eve in St. Augustine. ■ Trip spends Xmas in Amarillo & New Year’s Eve in New Orleans. ▲ Trip spends Xmas in New Orleans & New Year’s Eve in Daytona Beach. ◆ Trip spends Xmas in Albuquerque & New Year’s Eve in New Orleans. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

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GRAND SOUTHERN 26Ì DAYS

|

22ÌSTATES

|

FROM

A$5949 *

|

S TA RT N E W Y O R K FROM

& N E WO V E D IM P RE R A RY IT IN

A$229 *PP/PD

SIZZLING BBQ’S, QUAINT CITY SQUARES & THE SWEET SOUNDS OF SOUTHERN JAZZ

#GRANDSOUTHERN

WASHINGTON D.C. MARYLAND

Excellent trip that covered a lot of the USA. Highly recommend for first and seasoned travellers

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @ANELYZE

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Read more at contiki.com/reviews

@OLIVIATANNERR

CONTIKI.COM/GRAND-SOUTHERN

@RENEE.MICHELLE.S

Geoffrey Back


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TOP EXPERIENCES 30

NIGHTS 23 nights in twin-share hotels, 2 nights in twin-share lodge

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

19 breakfasts (B), 11 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

F Durango horseback riding (seasonal) F Heli flight over the Grand Canyon F Experience the high octane power of the Thriller Jet Boat ride in Miami

END

DAY 25 Las Vegas No time for lie-ins, you're in Vegas baby! And the city's weird & wonderful charm isn't going to uncover itself. Experience the grandeur of the city's casinos before letting loose on the party bus for a little Vegas-style bonding. (B) F Cirque du Soleil Show F VIP Club Entry F High Roller Anytime

START

5PM LOS ANGELES

DAY 26 Los Angeles After partying it up in (viva) Las Vegas, we'll take the scenic route through the Mojave Desert, where you'll get acquainted with the famous Joshua trees, before wrapping up this epic adventure on arrival into glamorous Los Angeles. Please note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm.

DAY 24 Grand Canyon to Las Vegas With the timeless beauty of the Grand Canyon imprinted in our brains forever, we'll swap hiking boots for dancing shoes as we pull up in Sin City via the historic Route 66, on which there'll be photo ops & souvenir hunts a-plenty. (D) F VIP Club Promoter Pass

7:30AM NEW YORK

DAY 1 New York to Washington D.C. via Philadelphia Welcome to The Big Apple! Here in stylish New York, we'll do our meet n'greets before heading to the Nation’s capital, paying a visit to Philadelphia for some irresistible cheese-steak sandwiches on the way. (D) DAY 2 - 3 Washington DC Take it all in as we touchdown in the beating heart of this great nation. Jam-packed with museums & monuments, we'll all but conquer the endless galleries, tasty eats & historical sites that frame this amazing city. (B)(B) F Segway Tour

MIX + MATCH Got more time? Check out our Wild Western trip p.48-49, LA to the Bay trip p.50-51 & Western Highlights trip p.52. See our trip pages for more details. Plus you'll also save 5% with our multi-trip discount. See p.9. Also, why not add the LA Explorer package p.70 to the end of your trip - visit Disney & Universal Studios.

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Visit Kennedy Space Center • Tour Graceland - Home of Elvis Presley

• Entry into Grand Canyon National Park

• Party bus in Las Vegas

DAY 5 Raleigh to Savannah via Charleston Bidding farewell to Raleigh - we hit the road, first stop is a visit to historic Charleston. We then venture to Savannah for a little Southern hospitality, Oak trees & tropical plants line the period landscape here, & our spirits will be high as we head to the riverfront to enjoy the nightlife. (B)

DAY 4 Washington D.C. to Raleigh via Richmond Leaving DC behind, a short break in funky Richmond will see us take our pick of the cafes for lunch. Next stop; the super-chilled college town of Raleigh, for a little North Carolina magic. (B,D) NEW YORK

START

NEW YORK PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia

NEVADA

NEW JERSEY

MARYLAND

WASHINGTON DC 1

UTAH

DELAWARE

(3 nights) COLORADO Richmond

CALIFORNIA

LAS VEGAS LOS ANGELES

(2 night) 24 Route 66 22 Mojave Desert

26

Monument Valley 21

GRAND CANYON (2 nights)

ARIZONA END

VIRGINIA

DURANGO (1 night)

Santa Fe

MEMPHIS (2 nights)

20

ALBUQUERQUE (1 night)

ARKANSAS

AMARILLO

19 (1 night)

N.CAROLINA

S.CAROLINA

Little Rock

Charleston

MISSISSIPPI

NEW MEXICO

ALABAMA

GEORGIA

Jackson

DAY 23 Grand Canyon National Park Once we've picked our jaws up off the floor, we'll take in the panoramas & learn more about this phenomenal natural wonder. Opt for a helicopter ride for a bird's eye view, or discover the landscape on two feet. (B) F Grand Canyon Biking F Helicopter Flight - Imperial F Helicopter Flight - North Canyon

DAY 20 Amarillo to Albuquerque So long Texas, New Mexico is calling. We head to Santa Fe, a city rich with Native America & Spanish culture. Wander the sun baked plaza, dig into some tasty enchiladas and pop into some galleries. The we’re off to Albuquerque for the night. (B,D)

DAY 22 Durango to Grand Canyon via Monument Valley We'll journey past the ‘Wild West' landscapes of Monument Valley to the iconic vistas of the jewel of Arizona, the Grand Canyon. Warning: prepare to have your socks blown off upon arrival… (B,D)

DAY 21 Albuquerque to Durango Having fallen head over heels for New Mexico, we'll keep the adrenaline flowing as we arrive amidst the mountainous backdrops of Colorado's adventure capital, where the great outdoors is a way of life. (D)(B) F Rafting (seasonal) F Horse Back Trail Ride (seasonal) F Snowmobiles - Single or Double Ride (seasonal) F Hot Air Balloon Ride

TEXAS

DALLAS/ FORT WORTH (2 nights)

PANAMA CITY BEACH

LOUISIANA

17

4 RALEIGH (1 night)

TENNESSEE

15

5 SAVANNAH (1 night)

(1 night) FLORIDA 6 ST. AUGUSTINE (1 night) 12 7 COCOA BEACH (1 night) ORLANDO 10 Kennedy (2 nights) Space

NEW ORLEANS 13 (2 nights)

DAY 19 Dallas to Amarillo We’re not casting Cowboys aside yet and we are definatly not done with Texas. This town takes ‘country living' to new heights, & tonight's antics may see you take on a traditional steak challenge. (B,D)

DAY 17 - 18 Dallas/ Fort Worth Here in the land of leather boots & Cadillacs, you'll soon learn that ‘bigger is better' is a way of life. An overnight stay in the cowboy town of Fort Worth will give you the full Texan ranch experience. (B)(B,D) F Cowboys Stadium Tour

Center

MIAMI 8

(2 nights)

1

Places visited Itinerary Day

DISCOVERER

25

DAY 6 Savannah to St Augustine Savannah, you've been good to us, but St Augustine beckons. Jaws will drop as we arrive amidst the quaint beaches & quiet allure of America's oldest inhabited city. As romantic as it is charming, we'll peruse the cobblestone streets to the Spanish Quarter. (B) DAY 7 St Augustine to Cocoa Beach Via Kennedy Space Center Today we'll swing by our friends at NASA for some intergalactic exploration, the ideal interlude for anyone with their head in the clouds. Well & truly clued up, we'll make our way to humid Florida for a little Cocoa Beach time. (B,D) DAY 8 - 9 Miami Nice & bronzed, we'll venture to Miami, where colourful attire & salsa influences rule the town. A little mouthwatering Cuban cuisine will get us in the mood for two full days of art-deco & celeb-spotting in this tropical paradise. (D) F Thriller Speedboat Ride F Miami Party Cruise F Bike Tour of South Beach DAY 10 - 11 Orlando If you can bear to tear yourself away from Miami, there are exciting times ahead in none other than Disney World - aka, the happiest place on earth. With a trip to Universal Studios on the cards, we can only hope you budgeted for butterbeer… (B)(B) F Universal Studios

DAY 12 Panama City Beach Leaving Disney World won't be easy, but knowing we're headed for one of the “world's most beautiful beaches” MIAMI might just make it a tad easier. We'll test the rumours with a dip in the crystal clear waters. (D)(B)

DAY 15 - 16 Memphis Waving ‘au revoir' to New Orleans, we'll set our sights on the musical mecca of Memphis. We'll pay homage to ‘The King' in Graceland & see where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. With the buzzing Beale Street around the corner, get ready for a night to remember… (D) F Visit the legendary Sun Studios F Rock & Roll Museum

DAY 13 - 14 New Orleans PCB it's been great, but we're off to the romantic metropolis of New Orleans, a melting pot of French & Caribbean infusions. We'll kick off the festivities in Jackson Square before sampling beignets & marvelling at mansions, all to the sweet sounds of Southern jazz. (B)(B) F Taste of New Orleans F School of Cooking F Airboat Swamp Tour

H OW MUC H & WH E N 2018/19/20

A$6379 Start Sep 7

CODE: GSNY

End Oct 2

START NEW YORK & FINISH LOS ANGELES

A$5965 Start Oct 12 Nov 9 Nov 16

End Nov 6 Dec 4 Dec 11

Start End Dec 14 ◆ Jan 8 Dec 28 ✱ Jan 22

Start 2019 Jan 11 Jan 18

End

Feb 5 Feb 12

Start Feb 1 Feb 22

End Feb 26 Mar 19

A$6379 Start Aug 23 Sep 6

End Sep 17 Oct 1

A$5949 Start Oct 11 Oct 25 Nov 8

End Nov 5 Nov 19 Dec 3

Start End Nov 15 Dec 10 Dec 13 ● Jan 7 Dec 27 ■ Jan 21

Start 2020 Jan 10 Jan 17

End

Feb 4 Feb 11

Start Jan 31 Feb 21

End Feb 25 Mar 17

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. Single room supplement of A$2585. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 5:00pm ● Trip spends Xmas in New Orleans & New Year’s Eve in Amarillo. ■ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Savannah.◆ Trip spends Xmas in Panama City Beach & New Year’s Eve in Dallas/Fort Worth. ✱ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Raliegh. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

USA & CANADA 2018-20

33


SOUTHERN ADVENTURE 13Ì DAYS

|

11ÌSTATES

|

FROM

A$3079 *

|

FROM

A$237 *PP/PD

SWING YOUR WAY INTO THIS SOUTHERN ADVENTURE.

#SOUTHERNADVENTURE

MEMPHIS TENNESSEE

Trip manager was awesome & the people made you feel like family.

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @CHARLIECUMMINS12

34 USA & CANADA 2018-20

Read more at contiki.com/reviews

@CONTIKI_CHAR

@THEWORLDTHROUGHMYLENS

CONTIKI.COM/SOUTHERN-ADVENTURE

James Cazzy


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TOP EXPERIENCES 15

NIGHTS 10 nights in twin-share hotels, 2 nights in twin-share lodge

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

9 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

F Optional VIP Entry into the hottest Las Vegas Nightclubs F Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon (seasonal) F Whitewater rafting in Durango (seasonal)

DAY 3 - 4 Grand Canyon Time to swap dancing shoes for hiking boots as we set our sights for the Grand Canyon via the historic Route 66, on which there'll be photo ops & souvenir hunts a-plenty. Warning: prepare to have your socks blown off upon arrival… Lodge (B) F Grand Canyon Biking F Helicopter Flight - Imperial F Helicopter Flight - North Canyon

DAY 5 Durango via Monument Valley With the timeless beauty of the Grand Canyon imprinted in our brains forever, we'll journey past the ‘Wild West' landscapes of Monument Valley before arriving amidst the mountainous backdrop of Colorado's adventure capital. Hotel (D)(B)

NEVADA

DAY 6 Albuquerque Today is about adrenaline, & we've certainly come to the right place. River rafting & horseback riding are among the activities on the cards today, before the afternoon's journey to sun-drenched New Mexico which offers a total change of scenery. Hotel (B)(D) F Rafting (seasonal) F Horse Back Trail Ride (seasonal) F Snowmobiles - Single or double rider (seasonal)

UTAH COLORADO

LAS VEGAS

START

(2 nights) 1

CALIFORNIA

Mojave Desert Los Angeles

Monument Valley

Route 66

3

(2 nights)

DAY 2 Las Vegas No time for lie-ins, you're in Vegas baby! And the city's weird & wonderful charm isn't going to uncover itself. Experience the grandeur of the city's casinos before letting loose on the party bus for a little Vegas-style bonding. Hotel (B) F Cirque du Soleil Show F VIP Club Entry F High Roller Anytime

YOUR CHOICE Choose to start your trip in New Orleans instead of LA (code GSNS).

A$3625 Start Aug 9

A$3155 Start 2020 Jan 2 Jan 23 Feb 13 2018/19/20

A$3295 Start Sep 20

A$3369 Start Aug 30 Sep 13

• Visit the JFK 6th Floor Museum • Pay tribute to the “King” at Graceland

DAY 8 - 9 Dallas/Fort Worth Here in the land of leather boots & Cadillacs, you'll soon learn that ‘bigger is better' is a way of life. An overnight stay in the cowboy town of Fort Worth will give you the full Texan ranch experience. Hotel (B)(D)(B) F Dallas Cowboy’s Stadium Tour

Santa Fe

MEMPHIS

TENNESSEE

Little Rock

(1 night)

ARKANSAS

NEW MEXICO

MISSISSIPPI Jackson

TEXAS

8

DALLAS/ FORT WORTH

LOUISIANA END

(2 nights)

START

DAY 10 - 11 Memphis Swinging past Little Rock, we'll bid farewell to Dallas for the Musical Mecca of Memphis. We'll pay homage to ‘The King' in Graceland & see where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. With the buzzing Beale Street around the corner, get ready for a night to remember… Hotel (D) F Visit the legendary Sun Studios F Rock & Soul Museum

(2 nights) 10

6

7:30AM LOS ANGELES

12 13

DAY 12 New Orleans Bellies full of BBQ, we'll head to the romantic metropolis of New Orleans, a melting pot of French & Caribbean infusions. We'll kick off the festivities in Jackson square before sampling beignets & marvelling at mansions, all to the sweet sounds of Southern Jazz, of course… Hotel (B) F Taste of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS

DAY 1 Los Angeles to Las Vegas Kicking it all off with high spirits in the City of Angels, we'll take the scenic route through the Mojave Desert, where you'll get acquainted with the famous Joshua trees, as we head for the glitz & glamour of (Viva) Las Vegas. Hotel (D) F VIP Club Promoter Pass

A$3155 Start End Start Sep 20 Oct 2 2019 Oct 4 Oct 16 Jan 3 Oct 11 Oct 23 Jan 24 H OW MU C H & WH E N Oct 25 Nov 6 Feb 14 15 NEW Nov 27 2018/19/20 CODE: GSLS START LOS ANGELESNov & FINISH ORLEANS Nov 29 Dec 11 Dec 13 Dec 25 Dec 20 ■ Jan 1 End Aug 21

• Party bus in Las Vegas • Entry into GCNP

DAY 7 Amarillo Santa Fe calls, a city rich with Native American & Hispanic influences. We'll get the cultural low-down & refuel with some sumptuous snacks. But save some space, tonight's antics might see you take on a steak challenge in Amarillo. Hotel (B)(D) F Hot Air Balloon

ALBUQUERQUE (1 night) AMARILLO 7

ARIZONA

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

5 DURANGO (1 night)

GRAND CANYON

DISCOVERER

12

End Sep 11 Sep 25

End

Jan 15 Feb 5 Feb 26

(1 night)

END

1

Places visited Itinerary Day

A$3265 Start Apr 4 Apr 11

End Apr 16 Apr 23

A$3479 Start Apr 18 Apr 25 May2

End Apr 30 May7 May14

Start Mar 7

End Mar 19

A$3295 Start Sep 5 Sep 19

End Sep 17 Oct 1

11AM NEW ORLEANS

DAY 13 New Orleans It won't be easy to say goodbye, but all good things must come to an end. Time to bid 'Aurevoir' to New Orleans & pack some beignets for the road... (B) Please note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm. A$3369 A$3155

A$3629 Start May9 May16 May23 Jun 6 Jun 13 Jun 20 Jun 27 Jul 4

End May21 May28 Jun 4 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16

Start Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22

End Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3

Start Aug 29 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26

End Sep 10 Sep 24 Oct 1 Oct 8

A$3079 Start Oct 24 Nov 7 Nov 21

End Nov 5 Nov 19 Dec 3

Start End Nov 28 Dec 10 Dec 26 ◆ Jan 7

Start 2020 Jan 9 Jan 23

Jan 21 Feb 4

Start Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Nov 14 Nov 28 Dec 12 Dec 19 ●

End Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 5 Nov 26 Dec 10 Dec 24 Dec 31

Start Jan 30 Feb 13 Mar 5

End Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 17

End

Jan 14 Feb 4 Feb 25 CODE: GSNS

End Oct 2

START NEW ORLEANS & FINISH LOS ANGELES

A$3085 Start Oct 25 Nov 22 Nov 29

End Nov 6 Dec 4 Dec 11

Start End Dec 27 ▲ Jan 8 2019 Jan 10 Jan 22

Start Jan 24 Jan 31 Feb 14

End Feb 5 Feb 12 Feb 26

End

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. Single room supplement of A$1299. GSLS: Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am. ● Trip spends Xmas in Amarillo. ■ Trip spends Xmas in Albuquerque. GSNS: Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 5:00pm. ◆ Trip spends New Years Eve in Amarillo. ▲ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Dallas/Fort Worth. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 26-day Grand Southern trip. When you jump aboard this trip in New Orleans, you’ll be joining a group of other travellers who have been travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

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35


EASTERN DISCOVERY 14Ì DAYS

|

13ÌSTATES

|

FROM

A$3359 *

|

FROM

& N E WO V E D IM P RE R A RY IT IN

A$240 *PP/PD

DREAMY BEACHES & BUZZING CULTURE

#EASTERNDISCOVERY

MIAMI FLORIDA

See the whole of the East Coast with like minded people & make friends for life.

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @HIDDENGEM92

36 USA & CANADA 2018-20

Read more at contiki.com/reviews

@NSJOBRIEN

CONTIKI.COM/EASTERN-DISCOVERY

@SOPHIEGREIG

William Verdin


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TOP EXPERIENCES 14

NIGHTS 13 nights in twin-share hotels

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

9 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

F Miami party cruise F Visit the Newseum in Washington DC F New York City pass (GSLE only)

DISCOVERER

13

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Cuban dinner in Miami • Visit Kennedy Space Center • Locally guided tour of historic Charleston

• Guided illumination Tour of Washington DC

END

5:30PM NEW YORK

DAY 14 New York via Philadelphia We don't know what's more exciting: the two days we just spent in D.C or the fact that The Big Apple lies ahead. Paying a visit to Philadelphia for some irresistible cheese-steaks sandwiches, we'll wrap up this epic tour in stylish New York. Want to really see NYC? Why not jump on our New York Uncovered trip & get an insiders look? Please Note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm.

DAY 11 - 13 Washington D.C Leaving Raleigh behind, a short break in funky Richmond will see us take our pick of the cafes for lunch. Next stop; the country's capital. Jam-packed with museums & monuments, we'll all but conquer the galleries, tasty eats & historical sites that frame this amazing city. Hotel (B,D)(B)

DAY 10 Raleigh via Charleston Savannah, you've been good to us, but North Carolina beckons. Before NEW YORK heading to Raleigh, we'll stop off at Charleston for some good old shrimp 14 & grits. Fuelled by Southern cuisine, END NEW we'll wander past horse-drawn JERSEY carriages to 17th-century buildings. Philadelphia Hotel (B,D)

NEW YORK

PENNSYLVANIA

WASHINGTON DC 11 (3 nights)

DELAWARE

DAY 8 St Augustine via Kennedy Space Center Today we'll swing by our friends at NASA for some intergalactic exploration, before arriving in the quaint beaches & quiet allure of America's oldest inhabited city. As romantic as it is charming, we'll peruse the cobblestone streets to the Spanish Quarter. Hotel (B)

MARYLAND

VIRGINIA Richmond

YOUR CHOICE 1 RALEIGH 10

Choose to start your trip in New York instead of New Orleans (code GSNE).

(1 night)

N.CAROLINA

S.CAROLINA

Charleston

GEORGIA

9 SAVANNAH (1 night)

ALABAMA MISSISSIPPI

PANAMA CITY BEACH

LOUISIANA

(1 night)

START

8AM NEW ORLEANS

2

NEW 1 ORLEANS (1 night)

DAY 1 New Orleans Welcome to the romantic metropolis of New Orleans, a melting pot of French & Caribbean infusions. We'll kick off the festivities in Jackson square before sampling beignets & marvelling at mansions, all to the sweet sounds of Southern Jazz, of course… Hotel

8 ST. AUGUSTINE (1 night)

FLORIDA

ORLANDO 3

START

(2 nights)

DAY 2 Panama City Beach It won't be easy to say goodbye to enigmatic New Orleans, but knowing we're headed for one of the “world's most beautiful beaches” might just make it a tad easier. We'll test the rumours with a dip in the crystal clear waters. Hotel (B,D)

7 COCOA BEACH (1 night) Kennedy Space Center

DAY 5 - 6 Miami Having let our inner child roam free, we'll venture south to Miami, where colourful attire & salsa influences rule the town. A little mouthwatering Cuban cuisine will get us in the mood for two full days of art-deco & celeb-spotting in this tropical paradise. Hotel (D) F Thriller Speedboat Ride F Miami Party Cruise F Bike Tour of South Beach

DAY 7 Cocoa Beach We may be leaving Miami, but we're not done with Florida yet. After 2 days of high-energy exploring, we'll venture to Cocoa Beach for a little R&R. Hotel (D)(B)

DAY 3 - 4 Orlando If you can bear to tear yourself away from the beach, there are exciting times ahead in none other than Disney World - aka, the happiest place on earth. With a trip to Universal Studios on the cards, we can only hope you budgeted for butterbeer… Hotel (B)(B) F Universal Studios

5 MIAMI (2 nights)

1

DAY 9 Savannah Bidding farewell to St Augustine, we'll venture to Savannah for a little Southern Hospitality. Oak trees & tropical plants line the landscape here, & our spirits will be high as we head to the riverfront to enjoy the nightlife. Hotel (B)

Places visited Itinerary Day

H OW MUC H & WH E N 2018/19/20

A$3835 Start Aug 21

2018/19/20

A$3759 Start Sep 7

CODE: GSLE

End Sep 3

CODE: GSNE

End Sep 20

START NEW ORLEANS & FINISH NEW YORK

A$3675 Start Sep 11 Sep 25

End Sep 24 Oct 8

A$3435 Start Oct 2 Oct 16 Oct 23 Nov 6 Nov 27 Dec 11 Dec 25 ■

End Oct 15 Oct 29 Nov 5 Nov 19 Dec 10 Dec 24 Jan 7

Start 2019 Jan 1 Jan 15 Feb 5 Feb 26 Apr 16 Apr 23

End

Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 18 Mar 11 Apr 29 May6

A$3675 Start Apr 30 May7 May14

End May13 May20 May27

A$3835 Start May21 May28 Jun 4 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16

End Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 29

A$3759 Start Aug 23 Sep 6

End Sep 5 Sep 19

Start Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3

End Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16

A$3359 Start Oct 11 Oct 25 Nov 8

End Oct 24 Nov 7 Nov 21

A$3675 Start Sep 10 Sep 24

End Sep 23 Oct 7

A$3435 Start Oct 1 Oct 8 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 5 Nov 26 Dec 10

End Oct 14 Oct 21 Oct 28 Nov 4 Nov 11 Nov 18 Dec 9 Dec 23

Start 2020 Jan 10 Jan 17

Jan 23 Jan 30

Start Dec 24 ● Dec 31 ▲ 2020 Jan 14 Feb 4 Feb 25

End Jan 6 Jan 13

Start Jan 31 Feb 21

End Feb 13 Mar 5

Jan 27 Feb 17 Mar 9

START NEW YORK & FINISH NEW ORLEANS

A$3359 Start Oct 12 Nov 9 Nov 16

End Oct 25 Nov 22 Nov 29

Start End Dec 14 ✤ Dec 27 Dec 28 ◆ Jan 10

Start 2019 Jan 11 Jan 18

End

Jan 24 Jan 31

Start Feb 1 Feb 22

End Feb 14 Mar 7

Start End Nov 15 Nov 28 Dec 13 ✱ Dec 26 Dec 27 ✝ Jan 9

End

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. Single room supplement of A$1285. GSLE: Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. ● Trip spends Xmas in Panama City Beach & New Year’s Eve in St Augustine. ■ Trip spends Xmas in New Orleans & New Year’s Eve in Daytona Beach. ▲ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in New Orleans. GSNE: Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am. ✱ Trip spends Xmas in New Orleans. ✝ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Savannah. ✤ Trip spends Xmas in Panama City Beach. ◆ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Raliegh. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 26-day Grand Southern trip. When you jump aboard this trip in New Orleans, you’ll be joining a group of other travellers who have been travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

USA & CANADA 2018-20

37


BOOT, SCOOT ‘N’ BLUES 13Ì DAYS

|

6ÌSTATES

|

FROM

A$3265 *

|

FROM

& N E WO V E D IM P RE R A RY IT IN

A$252 *PP/PD

ROCK‘N‘ROLL YOUR WAY TO THE DEEP SOUTH

#BOOTSCOOTBLUES

AUSTIN TEXAS

@HANNAHJAYNEMOORE

38 USA & CANADA 2018-20

@KEET_EATS

@KEET_EATS

CONTIKI.COM/BOOTSCOOTBLUES

@PEACOCK.SJ

@PORCIALEE


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TOP EXPERIENCES 15

NIGHTS 12 nights in twin-share hotels

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

10 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

F Kayaking, Austin F Cooking school, New Orleans F Sun Studios, Memphis F Country Music Hall of Fame & Studio B tour

START

DAY 2 Austin Today is ours to get the low-down on Texan life. We can take to two wheels to see the sights, cop ourselves some new cowboy boots or kick-back poolside to preserve our energy for a night on the town… Hotel (B)(B) F Bike Tour

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Tour Graceland • Southern dinner & a music show • Tour & Taste Tennessee Whiskey at the Jack Daniels Distillery • Tour CNN

DAY 7 - 8 Memphis Bidding farewell to New Orleans, we're off to the musical mecca of Memphis. We'll pay homage to ‘The King' in Graceland & see where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. With the buzzing Beale Street around the corner, get ready for a night to remember… Hotel (D) F Visit the legendary Sun Studios F Rock & Soul Museum

7:30AM DALLAS/FORT WORTH

DAY 1 Dallas/ Fort Worth to Austin Feel the famed Southern hospitality as we make our way from the sheer scale of Dallas to the laid-back vibes of Austin. You'll have the evening to get to know your new co-travellers over an authentic Texan BBQ. Hotel (D)

9

DAY 9 - 10 Nashville Pull those boots out one more time, Nashville is calling. Home to some of the musical greats, a tour around the Country Music Hall of Fame will give us the low down on this city's musical past. With the smell of Southern delicacies in the air, the city is ours to explore. Hotel (D)(B)(B) F Country Music Hall of Fame Tour

DAY 11 - 12 Atlanta Thanks for the hospitality, Nashville. Next, it's time to head south to Atlanta, Georgia, stopping by the Jack Daniels Distillery en route for a guided tour. As the home of Coca-Cola & the CNN centre, where to start? Hotel (B,D)(B)

NASHVILLE (2 nights)

TENNESSEE

MEMPHIS 7 (2 nights)

11 ATLANTA (2 nights) MISSISSIPPI Jackson

START

Dallas/ Fort Worth

END

GEORGIA

(2 nights) 3

1

5 ORLEANS (2 nights)

(1 night) 4

SAN ANTONIO (1 night)

DAY 3 San Antonio Having conquered Austin, we'll venture to San Antonio: a melting pot of Spanish, Mexican & American infusions. After eating our way around the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico, the river walk will offer us shops, restaurants & music. Hotel (B)

NEW

HOUSTON

1

6PM ORLANDO

DAY 13 Orlando Tissues on deck & souvenirs in tow, it's time to say our goodbyes. This has been the journey of a lifetime, so make sure to keep in contact…

LOUISIANA

TEXAS

AUSTIN

DISCOVERER

12

13 ORLANDO END

Places visited Itinerary Day

FLORIDA

DAY 5 - 6 New Orleans Bellies full of BBQ, we'll head to the romantic metropolis of New Orleans, a melting pot of French & Caribbean infusions. We'll kick off the festivities in Jackson square before sampling beignets & marvelling at mansions, all to the sweet sounds of Southern jazz, of course… Hotel (B)(B) F Taste of New Orleans F Airboat Swamp Tour

DAY 4 Houston By now you're already feeling like a local, and today we make our way to Texas' largest city, Houston. With huge belt buckles & portion sizes to match, the city certainly lives up to its name… Hotel (B,D)

MIX + MATCH Got more time? Why not add the Orlando Explorer package p.72 to the end of your trip - visit Disney & Universal Studios.

H OW MU C H & WH E N 2018/19/20

CODE: FWOL

START DALLAS & FINISH ORLANDO

TRAVELLING BETWEEN 14 AUG 2018 & 5 MAR 2019? THE BELOW TRIPS (FWOL 2018) FEATURE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED ITINERARY. SEE BELOW FOR START & END TIMES & VISIT CONTIKI.COM/BOOTSCOOTBLUES FOR FULL DETAILS.

A$3055 Start End Aug 14 ●■ Aug 25 Sep 11 ●■ Sep 22

A$2995 Start End Oct 9 ●■ Oct 20 Oct 23 ●■ Nov 3 Dec 4 ●■ Dec 15

Start End 2019 Jan 8 ●■ Jan 19 Feb 5 ●■ Feb 16

Start End Mar 5 ●■ Mar 16

A$3335 Start End May21 ▲ Jun 2 Jun 4 ▲ Jun 16 Jun 18 ▲ Jun 30

Start End Jul 2 ▲ Jul 14 Jul 16 ▲ Jul 28 Aug 13 ▲ Aug 25

Start End Aug 27 ▲ Sep 8 Sep 24 ▲ Oct 6

A$3265 Start End Oct 22 ▲ Nov 3 Nov 5 ▲ Nov 17 Dec 3 ▲ Dec 15

Start End 2020 Jan 7 ▲ Jan 19 Feb 4 ▲ Feb 16

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. ■ Single room supplement of A$1225. ▲ Single room supplement of A$1409. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:00pm. ● These tours spend 1 night in Atlanta. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74. Note: You must be 21 to taste at the JD Distillery.

USA & CANADA 2018-20

39


55Ì DAYS

EPIC ADVENTURE |

& N E WO V E D IM P RE R A RY IT IN

36ÌSTATES & 2ÌCANADIAN PROVINCES * *PP/PD FROM A$13185 | FROM A$240

55 DAYS OF ADVENTURE CHOCK FULL OF EXPERIENCES

#EPICADVENTURE

MEMPHIS TENNESSEE

Epic pretty much sums it up! This trip went everywhere visiting all the best places of the USA & all the small towns in between.

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @CONTIKI_CHAR

40 USA & CANADA 2018-20

Read more at contiki.com/reviews

@MISS_ALYCE_MAREE

CONTIKI.COM/EPIC-ADVENTURE

@VIAJANDOALREDEDOR

Emily


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TOP EXPERIENCES 63

NIGHTS 52 nights in twin-share hotels, 2 nights in a lodge

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

41 breakfasts (B), 22 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

F Bike tour, Chicago F Hot air ballooning, Amarillo F See a Cirque du Soleil show, Las Vegas

DAY 3 - 4 Grand Canyon National Park Down historic Route 66 bound for the serious vistas of the Grand Canyon. Hotel (B) F Helicopter Flight - North Canyon

DAY 7 Amarillo We'll get the cultural low-down on Santa Fe before taking on a steak challenge in Amarillo. Hotel (D) F Hot Air Balloon

7:30AM LOS ANGELES

DAY 1 Los Angeles to Las Vegas Kick off in the City of Angels, we'll pass the famous Joshua trees in the Mojave Desert, bound for (Viva) Las Vegas. Hotel (D) IDAHO F VIP Club Promoter Pass

(2 nights)

MT. RUSHMORE

46

(2 nights)

Grand Teton National Park

(1 night)

44

Custer State Park

43

MADISON

TORONTO (3 nights)

(5 nights)

WASHINGTON DC

LOS ANGELES 55

52 Mojave Desert

Route 66

ILLINOIS

(2 nights)

START END

22

DAY 55 Las Vegas to Los Angeles Please note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm.

1

Places visited Itinerary Day

(1 night)

TENNESSEE ARKANSAS

6

ALBUQUERQUE

10 7

AMARILLO

Little Rock

(1 night)

MEMPHIS

Charleston Jackson 8

DAY 50 Kanab via Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Canyon is true #instagoals. We'll push on to Kanab for a feast. Hotel (B,D) DAY 49 Salt Lake City Here for one night only, we'll hit the essentials on an orientation tour around town. Hotel (B) F Whitewater Rafting (seasonal) DAY 48 Jackson Hole Back on the coach today, to cruise past Idaho mountain ranges for the spires of Teton Valley. Hotel F Trail Ride & Cookout (seasonal)

(2 nights)

(1 night) 14

NEW ORLEANS

SAVANNAH

21

(1 night)

PANAMA CITY BEACH

DALLAS/ FORT WORTH

DAY 51 Grand Canyon National Park More gorgeous scenery at the Grand Canyon. Hotel (B)

GEORGIA

ALABAMA

LOUISIANA

FLORIDA

20

ST. AUGUSTINE

12

(1 night)

19

(2 nights)

ORLANDO 15 (2 nights)

DAY 43 Sioux Falls We'll arrive at Sioux Falls, named for the Native American Sioux Tribe. Hotel (B) DAY 44 - 45 Mt. Rushmore Through the surreal Badlands National Park to breathtaking Mt Rushmore, to spot some Presidents. Hotel (B)(B) F Jeep Safari

DAY 26 New York via Philadelphia A classic cheese-steak sandwich in Philadelphia before we set sail for NYC. Hotel DAY 27 - 29 New York 3 jam-packed days of tours & discoveries; mosey down stylish 5th Avenue or opt to visit the World Trade Center Memorial. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B)

S.CAROLINA

(2 nights)

MISSISSIPPI

TEXAS

5PM LOS ANGELES

RALEIGH

N.CAROLINA

Santa Fe

NEW MEXICO

END

DELAWARE

VIRGINIA

(1 night)

ARIZONA

DAY 53 - 54 Las Vegas We're back in Vegas! Hotel (D)(B) F VIP Club Entry

23

MARYLAND

DURANGO

(1 night)

DAY 52 Las Vegas via Zion National Park Waterfalls & colourful mountains at Zion National Park will give us one last taste of nature. Hotel (B,D)

(4 nights)

Richmond

KANAB

GRAND CANYON

NEW YORK

NEW JERSEY

(3 nights)

INDIANA

5 50 (2 nights) Grand Canyon Monument Valley N.P. 3

1

(2 nights)

CONNECTICUT New Haven 26

OHIO

(2 nights)

BOSTON

MASSACHUSETTS

PENNSYLVANIA

COLORADO Zion N.P.

30

Philadelphia

CHICAGO UTAH

DAY 23 - 25 Washington D.C We'll all but conquer the galleries, MAINE tasty eats & historical sites that make this country's capital amazing. Hotel NEW HAMPSHIRE (B)(D)(B)

NEW YORK

(1 night) 39

DAY 22 Raleigh via Charleston Try good ‘ole shrimp & grits in Charleston. Then wander past horse-drawn carriages to 17th-century buildings in Raleigh. Hotel (B,D)

(2 nights)

36

CLEVELAND

Milwaukee

42

40

Bryce Canyon National Park

LAS VEGAS

34

ONTARIO

(1 night)

(1 night)

49

(1 night) NEVADA

CALIFORNIA

32

(2 nights)

Niagara Falls

SIOUX FALLS

DAY 21 Savannah Meet a little Southern hospitality before we head to the riverfront for the nightlife. Hotel (B)

QUEBEC CITY

MONTREAL

Badlands N.P.

WYOMING

SALT LAKE CITY

DAY 19 Cocoa Beach Time for some R&R in Cocoa Beach. Hotel (D)(B) QUEBEC

WISCONSIN

SOUTH DAKOTA

DAY 20 St. Augustine via Kennedy Space Center NASA visits, & on to a tour of America's oldest inhabited city, with quaint beaches & cobblestone streets. Hotel (B)

DAY 17 - 18 Miami Colourful attire & salsa influences rule Miami. A little Cuban cuisine will get us ready for paradise. Hotel (D) F Miami Party Cruise

CODY

JACKSON

monuments including the crown jewels of the Grand Canyon & Yellowstone

MINNESOTA

Yellowstone National Park

48

• Party bus in Las Vegas • Entry into 9 national parks &

DAY 15 - 16 Orlando The happiest place on earth, Disney world obviously. And a trip to Universal Studios, butterbeer anyone?… Hotel (B)(B) F Universal Studios

DAY 8 - 9 Dallas/Fort Worth We're in the land of leather boots & Cadillacs. A 2 night stay in the cowboy town of Fort Worth will give you the full Texan ranch experience. Hotel (B,D)(B) F Cowboy Stadium Tour

MONTANA

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

DAY 14 Panama City Beach Take a dip in the crystal clear waters of Panama City Beach. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 10 - 11 Memphis Past Little Rock, arrive Memphis. Pay homage to ‘The King' in Graceland & see where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. Then a night out on buzzing Beale Street. Hotel (D) F Visit the legendary Sun Studios F Rock & Soul Museum

DAY 6 Albuquerque On to sun drenched New Mexico but not before some adrenaline pumping activities. Hotel (B,D) F Rafting (seasonal) F Horseback Riding

DAY 2 Las Vegas It's Vegas baby! Try your luck at the casinos before some party bus fun! Hotel (B) F Cirque du Soleil Show

START

DAY 12 - 13 New Orleans Gumbo, Beignets, marvellous mansions & Southern Jazz serenades. You'll love New Orleans as much as we do. Hotel (B)(B) F Airboat Swamp Tour

DAY 5 Durango via Monument Valley Past the ‘Wild West' landscapes of Monument Valley before arriving amidst the mountainous backdrops of Colorado's adventure capital. Hotel (B,D)

DISCOVERER

54

COCOA BEACH (1 night)

Kennedy Space Center 17

MIAMI

(2 nights)

DAY 42 Madison Onto Wisconsin, via Milwaukee for a beer brewery tour. Hotel (D)(B)

DAY 46 Cody Arrive Cody. Hotel (B) F Cody Seasonal Rodeo

DAY 40 - 41 Chicago 2 days of deep-dish pizzas, innovative architecture & American sports, Chi-Town we're ready for ya. Hotel (D) F Bike & Roll Chicago (seasonal)

DAY 47 Yellowstone National Park Camera's at the ready for Yellowstone National Park this morning then back to Cody. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 39 Cleveland Explore the vibrant music & arts scene, & get the low down at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Hotel (B)

Start Jun 20 Jun 27

Start Jul 25 Aug 1

DAY 30 New York to Boston Get a taste of this city's unique Irish flavour on a city tour. Hotel (B,D) DAY 31 Boston Mosey through Harvard University, taste an epic seafood banquet. This city is bound to inspire. Hotel (B) F Urban Bike Adventure DAY 32 - 33 Quebec City Jump into Canada & land in Quebec City. Explore Parisian-style eateries, cobblestone streets & quaint river boardwalks. Hotel (B,D)(B) DAY 34 - 35 Montreal 2 days of jet boats, delicious poutine, live jazz & buzzing nightlife. Not to mention the sensational views… Hotel (B,D)(B) F Jet Boat Tour DAY 36 - 38 Toronto & Niagara Falls Cruise past picturesque Thousand Island, & arrive Toronto. At the world's ninth-largest waterfall, ponchos are our treat. Hotel (B)(B)(B,D) F Helicopter Flight

H OW MUC H & WH E N 2018/19

CODE: LALA

A$13185 Start End Aug 2 Sep 25 Aug 16 Oct 9

START LOS ANGELES & FINISH LOS ANGELES

Start 2019 Apr 11

End

Jun 4

Start Apr 25 May9

End Jun 18 Jul 2

Start May23 Jun 6

End Jul 16 Jul 30

End Aug 13 Aug 20

Start Jul 11 Jul 18

End Sep 3 Sep 10

End Sep 17 Sep 24

Start Aug 15

End Oct 8

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. Single room supplement of A$6255. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 5:00pm. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74. Note: This trip is made up of Grand Southern, Grand Northern, & New York Uncovered trips. You’ll welcome other travellers to the Contiki group. From April 2019, trips will overnight in Daytona Beach.

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GRAND NORTHERN

26Ì DAYS

|

20ÌSTATES & 2ÌCANADIAN PROVINCES * *PP/PD FROM A$5575 | FROM A$215

THE GRANDEST OF NORTHERN ADVENTURES!

#GRANDNORTHERN

GRAND CANYON ARIZONA

Such an amazing trip with a good variety of cities, national parks & experiences!

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @AMYSCOTTTT

42 USA & CANADA 2018-20

Read more at contiki.com/reviews

@BROBARTS

CONTIKI.COM/GRAND-NORTHERN

@CONTIKI_CHAR

Jasmine Griffiths


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TOP EXPERIENCES 31

NIGHTS

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

25 nights in twin-share hotels

21 breakfasts (B), 10 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

F Toronto brewery tour F Architecture cruise in Chicago F Bike ride in Chicago F Cookout & horseback ride in Jackson Hole (seasonal)

DAY 15 - 16 Mt. Rushmore We make our way through the surreal Badlands National Park to the breathtaking views of Mt Rushmore. As if the presidents’ faces carved into the rock wasn't impressive enough, what about a jeep safari? Hotel (B)(B) F Jeep Safari

DAY 14 Sioux Falls The Minnesota Farmlands are not to missed, & will have us oohing & aahing in appreciation before arriving at Sioux Falls, named after the Native American Sioux Tribe. Here, we'll take in (yet more) breathtaking scenery, the scene crowned by the cascading waterfalls. Hotel (B)

DAY 10 Cleveland Leaving Toronto behind, we'll make our way to Cleveland: a former workingman's town that has had a total cultural resurgence. Today, Cleveland has a vibrant music & arts scene - & we'll get the low down at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Hotel (B)

DAY 17 Cody Continuing West, we'll head to Cody. You can use your free time here to channel Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid at a seasonal rodeo, or even visit the Buffalo Bill Center. Hotel (B) F Cody Rodeo (Seasonal)

DAY 13 Madison Parting with Chicago is such sweet sorrow, but the show must go on. We'll continue onto the USA's heartland of Wisconsin, stopping first in Milwaukee for a brewery tour. Already nice & merry, Madison's trendy bars will have us spoilt for choice in the evening. Hotel (D)(B)

DAY 11 - 12 Chicago Waving goodbye to Cleveland, we'll cross the Midwest for the high-rise buildings & great lakes of Chi-Town. In a city characterised by deep-dish pizzas, innovative architecture & American sports, our 2 days will fly by. Hotel (D) F Architectural Cruise F Bike & Roll Chicago (seasonal)

MONTANA Yellowstone National Park IDAHO

JACKSON (1 night)

(2 nights) MT. 17

Grand Teton 19 National Park

RUSHMORE (2 nights) 15

CALIFORNIA

Badlands N.P.

LA

DAY 18 Yellowstone National Park This morning we'll visit Yellowstone National Park, the world's first National Park. This area is teeming with incredible wildlife, you could witness anything from a buffalo to an erupting geyser, so keep your cameras at the ready. Later we return to Cody to spend one more night. Hotel (B,D)

Places visited Itinerary Day

ER

10

(2 nights)

CLEVELAND (1 night)

PENNSYLVANIA INDIANA

BOSTON

MASSACHUSETTS

CONNECTICUT New Haven New York

IE

KE

Milwaukee

START

OHIO

ILLINOIS

DAY 23 Las Vegas via Zion National Park The Cascading waterfalls & colourful mountains of Zion National Park will give us one last taste of nature at it's most gorgeous before we set our sights for the glitz & glamour of (Viva) Las Vegas… Hotel (B,D)

KANAB

LOS ANGELES ARIZONA

1 NEW YORK

Niagara Falls

(2 nights)

Grand Canyon National Park

END

1

NEW HAMPSHIRE

TORONTO 7 (3 nights)

(1 night) 13

14

MAINE

(2 nights)

ONTARIO

CHICAGO 11

(2 nights)

(3 nights)

26

(2 nights)

MADISON

(1 night)

Custer State Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

21

LAS VEGAS 23

Hall of Fame

QUEBEC

WISCONSIN

SIOUX FALLS

UTAH

Zion National Park

‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour

• Stroll Quebec on a walking tour • Cruise Niagara Falls • Visit the legendary Rock & Roll

MONTREAL 5

(1 night)

NEVADA

• Feel the student spirit on a

DAY 7 - 9 Toronto & Niagara Falls DAY 5 - 6 Montreal Still buzzing from Montreal's nightlife, Leaving quaint for cutting-edge, we'll Toronto is in our sights. But first, a pack up & make our way to the touch of bliss as we cruise past the multicultural metropolis of Montreal. picturesque Thousand Islands. The 2 full days of jet boats, delicious castle & historic sites will be a poutine & live jazz will surely get your welcome change of scene before we creative juices flowing. Not to roll up in Canada's largest city. At the mention the sensational views… world's ninth-largest waterfall, it Hotel (B,D)(B) F Jet Boat Tour doesn't get much wetter than this. You can soar above the action in a chopper, or take in the sights from the viewing platform. Either way, the ponchos are our treat… Hotel (B,D)(B)(B) F 1000 Islands Cruise QUEBEC CITY 3 F Helicopter Tour

SOUTH DAKOTA

WYOMING

SALT LAKE CITY 20

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

MINNESOTA

CODY

DISCOVERER

25

DAY 19 Jackson Hole Back on the coach today, we'll cruise past the glorious mountain ranges of Wyoming, bound for the towering spires of the Grand Teton Mountains. We won't stop for long, but you'll definitely have time for a trail ride & cookout (seasonal activity). Hotel F Trail Ride & Cookout (seasonal)

DAY 20 Salt Lake City This morning, get your blood pumping with white water rafting before heading south to Salt Lake City. Having only one night here means hitting up the essentials only, namely the Temple Square for an orientation around town. Appetites worked up, we'll hit up the local scene for dinner. Hotel (B) F Whitewater Rafting (seasonal)

DAY 22 Grand Canyon National Park It's time for the highly anticipated Grand Canyon National Park, where the Canyon's North Rim will offer us panoramic views of the dramatic landscape. Warning: prepare to have your socks blown off upon arrival… (B)

DAY 21 Kanab via Bryce Canyon National Park You'll be familiar with Bryce Canyon National Park from Pinterest or Instagram, but nothing quite compares to the real thing. After an afternoon of jaw-dropping scenery, we'll journey on to Kanab for a group toast & a well-earned feast. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 24 - 25 Las Vegas No time for lie-ins, you're in Vegas baby! And the city's weird & wonderful charm isn't going to uncover itself. Experience the grandeur of the city's casinos before letting loose on the party bus for a little Vegas-style bonding. Hotel (B)(D) F Cirque du Soleil Show F VIP Club Entry F High Roller Anytime F Heli Flight

END

5PM LOS ANGELES

DAY 26 Las Vegas This epic adventure has finally come to an end. Your travel friends have become like family, so don't forget to swap deets & start planning your next adventure. Please note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm.

DAY 3 - 4 Quebec City With the luck of the Irish on our side, we'll head off to another slice of Europe in North America: Quebec City. Exploring the Parisian-style eateries, cobblestone streets & quaint river boardwalks, you'll be head over heels before you can say ‘ooh la la'. Hotel (B)(B,D) DAY 2 Boston With a whole day to explore these red-brick paths, who knows what we'll get up to? A mosey through Harvard University followed by an epic seafood banquet? Or perhaps an urban bike adventure? However we spend our time, the city is bound to inspire us… Hotel (B)(B) F Trolley Tour F Urban Bike Adventure

START

MIX + MATCH Got more time? Why not add the LA Explorer package p.70 to the end of your trip - visit Disney & Universal Studios.

7:30AM NEW YORK

DAY 1 New York to Boston Briefly touching down in the Big Apple, you'll meet up with your new travel crew before making tracks for Boston, where a tour around the city will get us well & truly acquainted with its unique Irish flavour. Hotel (D)

H OW MUC H & WH E N 2018/19

CODE: GNGN

A$5999 Start Aug 10 Aug 17

End Sep 4 Sep 11

START NEW YORK & FINISH LOS ANGELES

Start Aug 24 Aug 31

End Sep 18 Sep 25

A$5785 Start Sep 14

End Oct 9

A$5575 Start 2019 May10 May24

End

Jun 4 Jun 18

A$5785 Start Jun 7

End Jul 2

A$5999 Start Jun 21 Jul 5

End Jul 16 Jul 30

Start Jul 19 Jul 26

End Aug 13 Aug 20

Start Aug 9 Aug 16

End Sep 3 Sep 10

Start Aug 23 Aug 30

End Sep 17 Sep 24

A$5915 Start Sep 13

End Oct 8

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. Single room supplement of A$2695. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 5:00pm. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

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NORTH BY NORTH EAST

13Ì DAYS

|

10ÌSTATES & 2ÌCANADIAN PROVINCES * *PP/PD FROM A$3035 | FROM A$234

A WHIRLWIND TRIP OF CHARM, CULTURE, AND SOPHISTICATION

#NORTHBYNORTHEAST

NIAGARA FALLS ONTARIO

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @DANSWAN90

44 USA & CANADA 2018-20

Read more at contiki.com/reviews

Worth every penny for the trip. @LAURAJANEWEBSTER

CONTIKI.COM/NORTH-EAST

@MELISSAMALIVOIRE

Chris Ives


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TOP EXPERIENCES 15

NIGHTS

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

12 nights in twin-share hotels

10 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

F Visit the CN Tower in Toronto F Brewery tour Toronto F Architecture cruise in Chicago

DISCOVERER

12

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour

• Stroll Quebec on a walking tour • Cruise Niagara Falls • Visit the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

DAY 5 - 6 Montreal Leaving quaint for cutting-edge, we'll pack up & make our way to the multicultural metropolis of Montreal. 2 full days of jet boats, delicious poutine & live jazz will surely get your creative juices flowing. Not to mention the sensational views… Hotel (B,D)(B) F Jet Boat Tour

DAY 3 - 4 Quebec City With the luck of the Irish on our side, we'll head off to another slice of Europe in North America: Quebec City. Exploring the Parisian-style eateries, cobblestone streets & quaint river boardwalks, you'll be head over heels before you can say ‘ooh la la'. Hotel (B)(B,D)

DAY 2 Boston With a whole day to explore these red-brick paths, who knows what we'll get up to? A mosey through Harvard University followed by an epic seafood banquet? Or perhaps an urban bike adventure? However we spend our time, the city is bound to inspire us… Hotel (B)(B) F Trolley Tour F Urban Bike Adventure

QUEBEC CITY

DAY 7 - 9 Toronto & Niagara Falls Still buzzing from Montreal's nightlife, Toronto is in our sights. But first, a touch of bliss as we cruise past the picturesque Thousand Islands. The castle & historic sites will be a welcome change of scene before we roll up in Canada's largest city. At the world's ninth-largest waterfall, it doesn't get much wetter than this. You can soar above the action in a chopper, or take in the sights from the viewing platform. Either way, the ponchos are our treat… Hotel (B,D)(B)(B) F Helicopter Flight F 1000 Islands Cruise

3

(2 nights)

QUEBEC

MONTREAL 5

MAINE

(2 nights)

ONTARIO NEW HAMPSHIRE

TORONTO 7 (3 nights)

LAKE ONTARIO

END

CONNECTICUT New Haven

IE

KE

LA

CHICAGO 11 (2 nights)

1 BOSTON

MASSACHUSETTS (2 nights)

NEW YORK

Niagara Falls

START

New York

ER

10 CLEVELAND (1 night) PENNSYLVANIA

7:30AM NEW YORK

DAY 1 New York to Boston Briefly touching down in the Big Apple, you'll meet up with new travel crew before making tracks for Boston, where a tour around the city will get us well & truly acquainted with its unique Irish flavour. Hotel (D)

START

13 OHIO

ILLINOIS

MORE NEW YORK

INDIANA 1

Places visited Itinerary Day

Combine this trip with a New York Uncovered trip, giving you more time to experience all the Big Apple has to offer. More on p.67.

MIX + MATCH DAY 10 Cleveland Leaving Toronto behind, we'll make our way to Cleveland: a former workingman's town that has had a total cultural resurgence. Today, Cleveland has a vibrant music & arts scene - and we'll get the low down at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Hotel (B)

DAY 11 - 12 Chicago Waving goodbye to Cleveland, we'll cross the Midwest for the high-rise buildings & great lakes of Chi-Town. In a city characterised by deep-dish pizzas, innovative architecture & American sports, our 2 days will fly by. Hotel (D) F Bike Tour

END

Got more time? Check out our Grand Northern trip p.42-43 or the Epic Adventure trip p.40-41. This trip connects with the Eastern Discovery ex New Orleans p.36-37.

11AM CHICAGO

DAY 13 Chicago This epic adventure has finally come to an end. Your travel friends have become like family, so don't forget to swap deets & start planning your next adventure.

H OW MUC H & WH E N 2018/19

CODE: GNNN

A$3189 Start Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24

End Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 5

START NEW YORK & FINISH CHICAGO

Start Aug 31

End Sep 12

A$3079 Start Sep 14

End Sep 26

A$3035 Start 2019 May10 May24

End

May22 Jun 5

A$3115 Start Jun 7

End Jun 19

A$3189 Start Jun 21 Jun 25 Jun 27

End Jul 3 Jul 7 Jul 9

Start Jul 5 Jul 12 Jul 19

End Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31

Start Jul 26 Aug 2 Aug 9

End Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 21

Start Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30

End Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11

A$3115 Start Sep 6 Sep 13 Sep 20

End Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. Single room supplement of A$1345. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

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45


NORTHERN ADVENTURE 14Ì DAYS

|

11ÌSTATES

|

FROM

A$3359 *

|

FROM

A$240 *PP/PD

DISCOVER NORTH AMERICA’S NATURAL WONDERS AND UNTOLD SECRETS

#NORTHERNADVENTURE

LAS VEGAS NEVADA

The Northern Adventure was a great taster of so many places, it includes a great over view of some national parks and cities/ towns that it makes you want to plan a holiday to go visit for longer.

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @AMYSCOTTTT

46 USA & CANADA 2018-20

Read more at contiki.com/reviews

@ELENACIPLI

CONTIKI.COM/NORTHERN-ADVENTURE

@BROBARTS

Alanah


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TOP EXPERIENCES 15

NIGHTS 13 nights in twin-share hotels

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

10 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

F Wildlife jeep tour in Custer F Cody Rodeo (seasonal) F Ride the High Roller in Las Vegas

DAY 10 Grand Canyon National Park It's time for the highly anticipated Grand Canyon National Park, where the Canyon's North Rim will offer us panoramic views of the dramatic landscape. Warning: prepare to have your socks blown off upon arrival… Hotel (B)

DAY 9 Kanab via Bryce Canyon National Park You'll be familiar with Bryce Canyon National Park from Pinterest or Instagram, but nothing quite compares to the real thing. After an afternoon of jaw-dropping scenery, we'll journey on to Kanab for a group toast & a well-earned feast. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 8 Salt Lake City This morning, get your blood pumping with white water rafting before heading south to Salt Lake City. Having only one night here means hitting up the essentials only, namely the Temple Square for an orientation around town. Appetites worked up, we'll hit up the local scene for dinner. Hotel (B) F Whitewater Rafting (seasonal)

DISCOVERER

13

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Discover a Native American legend

DAY 7 Jackson Hole Back on the coach today, we'll cruise past the glorious mountain ranges of Wyoming, bound for the towering spires of the Grand Teton Mountains. We won't stop for long, but you'll definitely have time for a trail ride & cookout (seasonal activity). Hotel F Trail Ride & Cookout (seasonal)

at the Crazy Horse Memorial

• Entry into 8 national & state parks including the crown jewels of Yellowstone & the Grand Canyon • Las Vegas party bus

DAY 6 Yellowstone National Park This morning we'll visit the Yellowstone National Park, the world's first National Park. This area is teeming with incredible wildlife, so keep your cameras at the ready. You could witness anything from a buffalo to an erupting geyser. Hotel (B,D)

MONTANA

CODY

Yellowstone National Park

JACKSON 7 (1 night)

(2 nights) 5

SOUTH DAKOTA

(2 nights) 3 2

IDAHO

WISCONSIN Badlands N.P.

Custer State Park

WYOMING

2

START

Chicago

ILLINOIS

Places visited Itinerary Day

START

Bryce Canyon National Park

CALIFORNIA

9 KANAB 2 (2 nights)

LAS VEGAS 11 (3 nights)

7:30AM CHICAGO

DAY 1 Madison We meet up in Chi-town & bust a move to the heartland of Wisconsin. With a stop in Milwaukee for a cheeky beer brewery tour we get straight into the local flavour. Nice & merry, Madison's trendy bars will have us spoilt for choice when we arrive tonight. Hotel (D)

Zion National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

LOS ANGELES ARIZONA

DAY 11 Las Vegas via Zion National Park The Cascading waterfalls & colourful mountains of Zion National Park will give us one last taste of nature at it's most gorgeous before we set our sights for the glitz & glamour of (Viva) Las Vegas… Hotel (B,D)

Milwaukee

(1 night)

1

14

(1 night)

(1 night)

UTAH

END

MADISON 1

SIOUX FALLS

SALT LAKE CITY 8

NEVADA

MINNESOTA

MT. RUSHMORE

Grand Teton National Park

DAY 12 - 13 Las Vegas No time for lie-ins, you're in Vegas baby! And the city's weird & wonderful charm isn't going to uncover itself. Experience the grandeur of the city's casinos before letting loose on the party bus for a little Vegas-style bonding. Hotel (B)(D) F Cirque du Soleil Show F VIP Club Entry F High Roller Anytime F Heli Flight

END

5PM LOS ANGELES

DAY 14 Las Vegas to Los Angeles This epic adventure has finally come to an end. Your travel friends have become like family, so don't forget to swap deets & start planning your next adventure.

DAY 2 Sioux Falls The Minnesota Farmlands are not to missed, & will have us oohing & aahing in appreciation before arriving at Sioux Falls, named after the Native American Sioux Tribe. Here, we'll take in (yet more) breathtaking scenery, the scene crowned by the cascading waterfalls. Hotel (B)

DAY 5 Cody Continuing West, we'll head to Cody. You can use your free time here to channel Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid at a seasonal rodeo, or even visit the Buffalo Bill Center. Hotel (B) F Cody Rodeo (Seasonal)

DAY 3 - 4 Mt. Rushmore We make our way through the surreal Badlands National Park to the breathtaking views of Mt Rushmore. As if the presidents’ faces carved into the rock wasn't impressive enough, what about a jeep safari? Hotel (B)(B) F Jeep Safari

Please note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm.

H OW MUC H & WH E N 2018/19

A$3615 Start Aug 22 Aug 29

CODE: GNNE

End Sep 4 Sep 11

START CHICAGO & FINISH LOS ANGELES

A$3489 Start Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 26

End Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 9

A$3359 Start 2019 May22

End

Jun 4

A$3489 Start Jun 5

End Jun 18

A$3615 Start Jun 19 Jul 3 Jul 17

End Jul 2 Jul 16 Jul 30

Start Jul 31 Aug 7 Aug 21

End Aug 13 Aug 20 Sep 3

Start Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11

End Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24

A$3865 Start Sep 25

End Oct 8

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. Single room supplement of A$1355. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 5:00pm. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 26-day Grand Northern trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travellers who have been travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

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47


WILD WESTERN 14Ì DAYS

|

3ÌSTATES

|

FROM

+ S KI O R B O A R D L A K E TA H O E

A$3199 *

|

FROM

A$229 *PP/PD

GET TO KNOW THE REAL WEST COAST - HIKING, BIKING & BEACH BARS!

#WILDWESTERN

SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA

The hotels were amazing & so comfortable it felt like home away from home, & always in good locations.

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @LOZZA_BB

48 USA & CANADA 2018-20

Read more at contiki.com/reviews

@LUCYMC9

CONTIKI.COM/WILD-WEST

@WILDPEOPLEWILDPLACES

Alleisha


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TOP EXPERIENCES 14

NIGHTS Special stay: 2 nights at The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake, 9 nights in twin-share hotels, 2 nights in twin-share lodge

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

8 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

F Hot air balloon flight in Phoenix F California Academy of Sciences F Experience the High Roller in Las Vegas F Snowmobile ride (Ski Tahoe option)

DAY 11 - 13 San Francisco Spirits will be sky-high in anticipation of San Fran, the quirky charm of which has attracted artists, musicians & freethinkers in the masses. Watching the sun set over the Golden Gate Bridge with a stomach full of chowder makes for a perfect evening. Hotel (B)(D) F Bike the Bridge F California Academy of Sciences

END

DAY 10 Yosemite National Park The breathtaking majesty of Yosemite National Park can only be truly appreciated in person. A land inundated with mountains, waterfalls, wildflowers & rock formations, you can stick to your trusty two feet or jump on a mountain bike to explore. Back at Bass Lake swim or enjoy watersports on the Lake. (B)  Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort

DAY 9 - 11 Ski or board at Lake Tahoe If you’re travelling between December - March, this trip packs in three fun-filled days of snow sports action at Lake Tahoe (instead of Yosemite & 2 nights in San Francisco). Look for departures marked in the price panel on this page (WWIN). Hotel (D)(B)(B)

(3 nights) 14 11

DAY 14 San Francisco And just like that, it's time for this journey to come to an end. It's been more than real, & we sense more travels on the horizon…

DAY 7 - 8 Las Vegas With its beauty embedded in our brains, we'll depart the Grand Canyon & head to Las Vegas via the historic Route 66, on which there'll be photo ops & souvenir hunts a-plenty. We'll take in the grandeur of the city's casinos before letting loose on the party bus. Hotel (D)(B) F Cirque du Soleil show F VIP Club Entry F High Roller Anytime

NEVADA

Yosemite N.P.

9

END

BASS LAKE

(2 nights) 7

CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES (1 night) 1

Mojave Desert

Route 66

LAS VEGAS

GRAND

5 CANYON (2 nights)

(2 nights)

ARIZONA

START

START

7:30AM LOS ANGELES

DAY 1 Los Angeles Welcome to LA, where glamour meets grit. No better way to get to know your new Contiki family than a full day packed with Hollywood glamour, Beverly Hills celeb-spotting & some all-round boho beach vibes on the Californian Coast. Hotel (D)

1 1

Places visited Itinerary day 1 or more nights at Special Stays

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

2

SAN DIEGO

(2 nights)

Sonoran Desert

• Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine

• Entry into Grand Canyon National Park

• Party bus in Las Vegas

DAY 9 Bass Lake 2 days of party vibes will have us pining for a little tranquillity, & Bass Lake's got it in spades. Making a few essential food pit stops along the way, we'll return to nature with a dip in the jacuzzi & fresh mountain air. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort

SAN FRANCISCO

11AM SAN FRANCISCO

DISCOVERER

13

DAY 5 - 6 Grand Canyon The thrill of the desert continues as we stop in Sedona, nestled in beautiful red-rock country on our pilgrimage to the pride of Arizona, aka The Grand Canyon. Opt for a helicopter ride to capture this dramatic scenery by air, or stay & attempt to fathom the beauty of this timeless natural wonder from the ground. Lodge (B) F Helicopter Flight, North Canyon F Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon (seasonal) F Red Rock Jeep Tour (Sedona)

Sedona

4 PHOENIX (1 night)

MORE LA Combine this trip with an LA Explorer trip, giving you more time to see LA, hit the shops & visit Disney's theme parks. More on p.70.

DAY 2 - 3 San Diego A drive through the unmistakable Orange County will get you in the mood for San Diego's laid-back atmosphere. 2 days of sun, surf & sumptuous Mexican cuisine will have you embodying the Californian dream in no time. Hotel (B,D)(B) F Speedboat adventure

DAY 4 Phoenix Farewell California & hello Arizona, a desert oasis where the chance to do a hot air balloon ride complete with a champagne breakfast will have you ticking off a few bucket-list essentials. With 300 days a year of pure sunshine, this place ain't so bad… Hotel (B,D)

MIX + MATCH Got more time? Combine this trip & see more! This trip connects with the Grand Southern p.32-33 or Southern Adventure p.34-35. Plus you'll also save 5% with our multi-trip discount. See p.9.

H OW MUC H & WH E N 2018/19/20

CODE: WWAW/WWIN

A$3505 Start Sep 4 Sep 18 Sep 25

End Sep 17 Oct 1 Oct 8

A$3505 Start Aug 11 Aug 13 Aug 18 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17

End Aug 24 Aug 26 Aug 31 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30

START LOS ANGELES & FINISH SAN FRANCISCO

A$3325 Start Oct 2

End Oct 15

A$3355 Start Sep 24

End Oct 7

A$3225 Start Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27

End Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 5 Nov 12 Nov 19 Nov 26 Dec 3 Dec 10

A$3285 Start Oct 1 Oct 15 Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 19

End Oct 14 Oct 28 Nov 11 Nov 25 Dec 2

A$3199 Start End Dec 4 ●✤ Dec 17 Dec 11 ●✤ Dec 24

A$3735 Start End Dec 18●◆▼ Dec 31

A$3199 Start End Dec 25●✱✤ Jan 7 2019 Jan 1 ●✤ Jan 14 Jan 8 ●✤ Jan 21 Jan 15●✤ Jan 28 Jan 22●✤ Feb 4 Jan 29●✤ Feb 11 Feb 5 ●✤ Feb 18

A$3305 Start End Dec 3 ●✤ Dec 16

A$3769 Start End Dec 17●■▼ Dec 30

A$3305 Start End Dec 24●▲✤ Jan 6 Dec 31●✝✤ Jan 13 2020 Jan 14●✤ Jan 27 Jan 21●✤ Feb 3 Jan 28●✤ Feb 10 Feb 11●✤ Feb 24 Feb 18●✤ Mar 2

Start End Feb 12 ●✤ Feb 25 Feb 19 ●✤ Mar 4 Feb 26 ●✤ Mar 11 Mar 5 ●✤ Mar 18 Mar 12 ●✤ Mar 25

A$3405 Start Apr 2

End Apr 15

A$3505 Start Apr 16 Apr 23 May14 May21 May28 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25

End Apr 29 May6 May27 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8

Start Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 21 Jul 23 Jul 28 Jul 30 Aug 6

End Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 3 Aug 5 Aug 10 Aug 12 Aug 19

Start End Mar 3 ●✤ Mar 16 Mar 10 ●✤ Mar 23

* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share only in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. WWAW: Summer Single room supplement of A$1365 ✤ WWIN: Winter Single room supplement of A$1495 ▼ WWIN: Winter peak single room supplement for 2018 & 2019 of A$1769 ● These trips stay 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & 2 nights in San Francisco. For these trips use code WWIN. Trip starts 7:30am in LA & ends San Fran 11:00am. ■ Trip spends Xmas in Lake Tahoe. ▲ Trip spends Xmas in San Diego & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. ◆ Trip spends Xmas in Las Vegas. ✱ Trip spends Xmas in Los Angeles & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. ✝ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

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LA TO THE BAY 11Ì DAYS

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3ÌSTATE

|

FROM

+ S KI O R B O A R D L A K E TA H O E

A$2745 *

|

FROM

A$250 *PP/PD

AN 11-DAY ROLLER COASTER ALL THE WAY TO SAN FRANCISCO

#LATOTHEBAY

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK CALIFORNIA

Had such a fabulous trip! Could not have asked for a better crew! Thank you Matt & Markus for a wonderful tour! See you on the next Contiki!

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @CONTIKI_CHAR

50 USA & CANADA 2018-20

Read more at contiki.com/reviews

@SNOWFLAKE_LEXI

CONTIKI.COM/LA-BAY

@TEEJASAURUSREX

Ipek Koysal


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TOP EXPERIENCES 12

NIGHTS

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Special Stay: 2 nights at The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake, 6 nights in twin-share hotels, 2 nights in twin-share lodge

7 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

F Explore San Diego Zoo F San Diego speedboat adventure F Heli flight over the Grand Canyon F 4WD jeep tour in Sedona

SAN FRANCISCO

DAY 7 - 8 Las Vegas With its beauty embedded in our brains, we'll depart the Grand Canyon & head to Las Vegas via the historic Route 66, on which there'll be photo ops & souvenir hunts a-plenty. We'll take in the grandeur of the city's casinos before letting loose on the party bus. Hotel (D)(B) F Cirque du Soleil Show F VIP Club Entry F High Roller Anytime

NEVADA

11 Yosemite National Park

BASS 9 LAKE

END

Please note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm.

(2 nights)

CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES (1 night) 1

LAS VEGAS

(2 nights) Route 66 7

GRAND

5 CANYON (2 nights)

Mojave Desert

Sedona

ARIZONA 7:30AM LOS ANGELES START

DAY 1 Los Angeles Welcome to LA, where glamour meets grit. No better way to get to know your new Contiki family than a full day packed with Hollywood glamour, Beverly Hills celeb-spotting & some all-round boho beach vibes on the Californian Coast. Hotel (D)

1 1

& the “Walk of Fame”

• Visit Old Town San Diego

• Cross the Golden Gate Bridge • Entry into Yosemite

DAY 9 Bass Lake 2 days of party vibes will have us pining for a little tranquillity, & Bass Lake's got it in spades. Making a few essential food pit stops along the way, we'll return to nature with a dip in the jacuzzi & fresh mountain air. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stay Bass lake Resort

DAY 9 - 11 Ski or board at Lake Tahoe If you're travelling between December - March, this trip packs in three fun-filled days of snow sports action at Lake Tahoe (instead of Yosemite) & 2 nights in San Francisco. Look for departures marked in the price panel on this page (WWLA). Hotel (D)(B)(B)

5PM SAN FRANCISCO

DAY 11 Bass Lake to San Francisco And just like that, it's time for this journey to come to an end. It's been more than real, & we sense more travels on the horizon…

START

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• See Mann’s Chinese Theater

National Park

DAY 10 Yosemite National Park The breathtaking majesty of Yosemite National Park can only be truly appreciated in person. A land inundated with mountains, waterfalls, wildflowers & rock formations, you can stick to your trusty two feet or jump on a mountain bike to explore. Back at Bass Lake swim or enjoy watersports on the Lake. (B)  Contiki Special Stay Bass lake Resort

END

DISCOVERER

10

Places visited Itinerary day 1 or more nights at Special Stays

2

SAN DIEGO

Sonoran Desert

4 PHOENIX (1 night)

(2 nights)

DAY 2 - 3 San Diego A drive through the unmistakable Orange County will get you in the mood for San Diego's laid-back atmosphere. 2 days of sun, surf & sumptuous Mexican cuisine will have you embodying the Californian dream in no time. Hotel (B,D)(B) F Speedboat adventure F San Diego Zoo

DAY 5 - 6 Grand Canyon The thrill of the desert continues as we stop in Sedona, nestled in beautiful red-rock country on our pilgrimage to the pride of Arizona, aka The Grand Canyon. Opt for a helicopter ride to capture this dramatic scenery by air, or stay & attempt to fathom the beauty of this timeless natural wonder from the ground. Lodge (B) F Helicopter Flight, North Canyon F Bike the Rim F Red Rock Jeep Tour

DAY 4 Phoenix Farewell California & hello Arizona, a desert oasis where the chance to do a hot air balloon ride complete with a champagne breakfast will have you ticking off a few bucket-list essentials. With 300 days a year of pure sunshine, this place ain't so bad… Hotel (B,D)

H OW MU C H & WH E N 2018/19/20

CODE: WWAF/WWLA

A$3045 Start Sep 4 ✝ Sep 18 ✝ Sep 25 ✝

End Sep 14 Sep 28 Oct 5

A$3045 Start Aug 11 ✝ Aug 13 ✝ Aug 18 ✝ Aug 20 ✝

End Aug 21 Aug 23 Aug 28 Aug 30

START LOS ANGELES & FINISH SAN FRANCISCO

A$2835 Start Oct 2 ✝

End Oct 12

Start Aug 27 ✝ Sep 3 ✝ Sep 10 ✝ Sep 17 ✝

End Sep 6 Sep 13 Sep 20 Sep 27

A$2745 Start Oct 9 ✝ Oct 16 ✝ Oct 23 ✝ Oct 30 ✝ Nov 6 ✝ Nov 13 ✝ Nov 20 ✝ Nov 27 ✝

End Oct 19 Oct 26 Nov 2 Nov 9 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30 Dec 7

A$2885 Start Sep 24 ✝

End Oct 4

A$2785 Start End Dec 4 ●✤ Dec 15 Dec 11 ●✤ Dec 22

A$3319 Start End Dec 18●◆▼ Dec 29

A$2785 Start End Dec 25●✱✤ Jan 5 2019 Jan 1 ●✤ Jan 12 Jan 8 ●✤ Jan 19 Jan 15●✤ Jan 26 Jan 22●✤ Feb 2 Jan 29●✤ Feb 9 Feb 5 ●✤ Feb 16

A$2835 Start Oct 1 ✝

A$2745 Start Oct 15 ✝ Oct 29 ✝ Nov 12 ✝ Nov 19 ✝

A$2825 Start End Dec 3 ●✤ Dec 14

End Oct 11

End Oct 25 Nov 8 Nov 22 Nov 29

Start End Feb 12 ●✤ Feb 23 Feb 19 ●✤ Mar 2 Feb 26 ●✤ Mar 9 Mar 5 ●✤ Mar 16 Mar 12 ●✤ Mar 23

A$3355 Start End Dec 17●■★ Dec 28

A$2985 Start Apr 2 ✝

End Apr 12

A$2825 Start End Dec 24●▲✤ Jan 4 Dec 31●✤◗ Jan 11 2020 Jan 14●✤ Jan 25

A$3045 Start Apr 16 ✝ Apr 23 ✝ May14 ✝ May21 ✝ May28 ✝ Jun 11 ✝ Jun 18 ✝ Jun 25 ✝

End Apr 26 May3 May24 May31 Jun 7 Jun 21 Jun 28 Jul 5

Start End Jan 21 ●✤ Feb 1 Jan 28 ●✤ Feb 8 Feb 11 ●✤ Feb 22 Feb 18 ●✤ Feb 29

Start Jul 2 ✝ Jul 9 ✝ Jul 16 ✝ Jul 21 ✝ Jul 23 ✝ Jul 28 ✝ Jul 30 ✝ Aug 6 ✝

End Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 26 Jul 31 Aug 2 Aug 7 Aug 9 Aug 16

Start End Mar 3 ●✤ Mar 14 Mar 10 ●✤ Mar 21

* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share only in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. ✝ WWAF: Summer Single room supplement of A$915. ✤ WWLA: Winter Single room supplement of A$1195. ▼ WWLA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2018 of A$1469. ★ WWLA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2019 of A$1469. ● These trips stay 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & end on arrival to San Francisco at 5:00pm. Trip starts 7:30am & ends 5.00pm. ■ Trip spends Xmas in Lake Tahoe. ▲ Trip spends Xmas in San Diego and New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. ◆ Trip spends Xmas in Las Vegas. ✱ Trip spends Xmas in Los Angeles & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. ◗ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 14-day Wild Western trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travellers who have been travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

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51


DISCOVERER

WESTERN HIGHLIGHTS 9Ì DAYS

|

3ÌSTATES

|

FROM

A$2165 *

|

FROM

A$241*PP/PD

9 DAYS, 3 STATES & 5 EPIC LOCATIONS!

ROUTE 66 ARIZONA

END

WH AT Y O U NE E D TO KN O W 8

NIGHTS 6 nights in twin-share hotels and 2 nights in twin-share lodge

9

INCLUDED MEALS 5 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D)

11AM LAS VEGAS

DAY 9 Las Vegas And just like that, it's time for this journey to come to an end. It's been more than real, & we sense more travels on the horizon… START

7:30AM LOS ANGELES END

ESSENTIALS See p.74 for more info on our essentials. FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Speedboats in San Diego F Hot air balloon flight in Phoenix F Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon (seasonal) NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Entry into Grand Canyon National Park • Party bus in Las Vegas

DAY 1 Los Angeles Welcome to LA, where glamour meets grit. No better way to get to know your new Contiki family than a full day packed with Hollywood glamour, Beverly Hills celeb-spotting & some all-round boho beach vibes on the Californian Coast. Hotel (D) DAY 2 - 3 San Diego A drive through the unmistakable Orange County will get you in the mood for San Diego's laid-back atmosphere. 2 days of sun, surf & sumptuous Mexican cuisine will have you embodying the Californian dream in no time. Hotel (B,D)(B) F San Diego Zoo

NEVADA

DAY 7 - 8 Las Vegas With its beauty embedded in our brains, we'll depart the Grand Canyon & head to Las Vegas via the historic Route 66, on which there'll be photo ops & souvenir hunts a-plenty. We'll take in the grandeur of the city's casinos before letting loose on the party bus. Hotel (B)(D) F Cirque du Soleil Show F VIP Club Entry F High Roller Anytime

CALIFORNIA

LAS VEGAS 9 7

Route 66

(2 nights)

5

DAY 4 Phoenix Farewell California & hello Arizona, a desert oasis where the chance to do a hot air balloon ride complete with a champagne breakfast will have you ticking off a few bucket-list essentials. With 300 days a year of pure sunshine, this place ain't so bad… Hotel (B,D)

(2 nights)

1 LOS ANGELES (1 night)

START

GRAND CANYON

ARIZONA

2

SAN DIEGO

Sonoran Desert

DAY 5 - 6 Grand Canyon National Park The thrill of the desert continues as we stop in Sedona, nestled in beautiful red-rock country on our pilgrimage to the pride of Arizona, aka The Grand Canyon. Opt for a helicopter ride to capture this dramatic scenery by air, or stay & attempt to fathom the beauty of this timeless natural wonder from the ground. Lodge (B)(D) F Helicopter Flight, North Canyon F Bike the Rim F Red Rock Jeep Tour (Sedona)

Sedona

4 PHOENIX (1 night)

(2 nights)

GOT MORE TIME? 1

Places visited Itinerary Day

Check out our Wild Western trip see p.48.

H OW MUC H & WH E N

#WESTERNHIGHLIGHTS

2018/19/20

CODE: WWAT/WWWH

A$2555 Start Sep 4 Sep 18 Sep 25

End Sep 12 Sep 26 Oct 3

A$2555 Start Aug 18 Aug 20 Aug 27

End Aug 26 Aug 28 Sep 4

START LOS ANGELES & FINISH LAS VEGAS

A$2289 Start Oct 2 Oct 9

End Oct 10 Oct 17

Start Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17

End Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25

A$2165 Start Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 20

End Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 28

A$2315 Start Sep 24

End Oct 2

Start End Nov 27 Dec 5 Dec 4 ✝ Dec 12 Dec 11 ✝ Dec 19 Dec 18 ✝▲ Dec 26 Dec 25 ✝◆ Jan 2 A$2289 Start Oct 1 Oct 15 Oct 29

End Oct 9 Oct 23 Nov 6

Start 2019 Jan 1 ✝ Jan 8 ✝ Jan 15 ✝ Jan 22 ✝ Jan 29 ✝

End

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb

Start Nov 12 Nov 19

End Nov 20 Nov 27

9 16 23 30 6

Start Feb 5 ✝ Feb 12 ✝ Feb 19 ✝ Feb 26 ✝ Mar 5 ✝ Mar 12 ✝

End Feb 13 Feb 20 Feb 27 Mar 6 Mar 13 Mar 20

A$2195 Start End Dec 3 ✝ Dec 11 Dec 17 ✝ Dec 25 Dec 24 ✝● Jan 1

A$2495 Start Apr 2

End Apr 10

Start End Dec 31 ✝■ Jan 8 2020 Jan 14 ✝ Jan 22

A$2555 Start Apr 16 Apr 23 May14 May21 May28 Jun 11

End Apr 24 May1 May22 May29 Jun 5 Jun 19

Start Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 21

End Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 29

Start Jan 21 ✝ Jan 28 ✝ Feb 11 ✝

End Jan 29 Feb 5 Feb 19

Start Feb 18 ✝ Mar 3 ✝ Mar 10 ✝

End Feb 26 Mar 11 Mar 18

Start Jul 23 Jul 28 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 11 Aug 13

End Jul 31 Aug 5 Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 19 Aug 21

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. Single room supplement of A$915. ✝ For these trips use code WWWH. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am. ▲ Trip spends Xmas in Las Vegas. ◆ Trip spends Xmas in Los Angeles & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. ● Trip spends Xmas in San Diego & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. ■ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.74

52 USA & CANADA 2018-20

CONTIKI.COM/WESTERN


7Ì DAYS

|

2ÌSTATES

|

FROM

A$1459 *

|

FROM

+ SK I O R B O A R D L A K E TA H O E DISCOVERER

CALIFORNIA HIGHLIGHTS

A$209 *PP/PD

7 DAYS OF VACAY, NEVER LOOKED SOOO FINE

SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA

WH AT Y O U NE E D TO KN O W 6

5

NIGHTS Special Stay: 2 nights at The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake, 4 nights in twin-share hotels INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ESSENTIALS See p.74 for more info on our essentials.

DAY 4 - 6 San Francisco Spirits will be sky-high in anticipation of San Fran, the quirky charm of which has attracted artists, musicians & freethinkers in the masses. Watching the sun set over the Golden Gate Bridge with a stomach full of chowder makes for a perfect evening. Hotel (B)(D) F Bike the Bridge F Cruise the bay on a Catamaran (seasonal) F California Academy of Science

END

DAY 7 San Francisco And just like that, it's time for this journey to come to an end. It's been more than real, & we sense more travels on the horizon…

SAN FRANCISCO (3 nights) 7 4

END

NEVADA

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Bike the Bay, San Francisco F Cirque du Soleil show, Las Vegas

BASS 2 LAKE

LAS VEGAS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Party bus in Las Vegas • Entry into Yosemite NP • Chinatown dinner

(1 night) 1

CALIFORNIA

DAY 2 - 4 Ski or board at Lake Tahoe If you're travelling between December - March, this trip packs in three fun-filled days of snow sports action at Lake Tahoe (instead of Yosemite) & 2 nights in San Francisco. Look for departures marked in the price panel on this page (WWCA).Hotel (D)(B)(B)

START

4PM LAS VEGAS

DAY 1 Las Vegas Welcome, to the glitz & glamour of (viva) Las Vegas. We'll take in the grandeur of the city's casinos before letting loose on the party bus. Hotel F Cirque du Soleil Show F VIP Club Entry

START

Yosemite National Park

(2 nights)

DAY 3 Yosemite National Park The breathtaking majesty of Yosemite National Park can only be truly appreciated in person. A land inundated with mountains, waterfalls, wildflowers & rock formations, you can stick to your trusty two feet or jump on a mountain bike to explore. Back at Bass Lake swim or enjoy watersports on the Lake. (B)  Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort

11AM SAN FRANCISCO

Mojave Desert

1 1

Places visited Itinerary day 1 or more nights at Special Stays

DAY 2 Bass Lake The party vibes of Las Vegas will have us pining for a little tranquillity, & Bass Lake's got it in spades. Making a few essential food pit stops along the way, we'll return to nature with a dip in the jacuzzi & fresh mountain air. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort

H OW MUC H & WH E N 2018/19/20

CODE: WWAV/WWCA

End Sep 17 Oct 1

A$1645 Start Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23

End Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 29

START LAS VEGAS & FINISH SAN FRANCISCO

A$1565 Start Oct 2

End Oct 8

Start Jul 28 Jul 30 Aug 4 Aug 6 Aug 13

End Aug 3 Aug 5 Aug 10 Aug 12 Aug 19

A$1519 Start Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 6 Nov 13

End Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 5 Nov 12 Nov 19

Start Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 4

End Nov 26 Dec 3 Dec 10

Start Aug 18 Aug 20 Aug 25 Aug 27 Sep 3

End Aug 24 Aug 26 Aug 31 Sep 2 Sep 9

Start Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24

End Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30

A$1529 Start End Dec 11 ●✱ Dec 17 Dec 18 ●✱ Dec 24

A$1969 Start End Dec 25●▲✝ Dec 31

A$1529 Start End 2019 Jan 1 ●✱ Jan 7 Jan 8 ●✱ Jan 14 Jan 15 ●✱ Jan 21 Jan 22 ●✱ Jan 28 Jan 29 ●✱ Feb 4 Feb 5 ●✱ Feb 11

Start End Feb 12 ●✱ Feb 18 Feb 19 ●✱ Feb 25 Feb 26 ●✱ Mar 4 Mar 5 ●✱ Mar 11 Mar 12 ●✱ Mar 18 Mar 19 ●✱ Mar 25

A$1515 Start Oct 1 Oct 8

A$1459 Start Oct 22 Nov 5 Nov 19 Nov 26

A$1535 Start End Dec 10 ●✱ Dec 16

A$2005 Start End Dec 24●■✤ Dec 30

End Oct 7 Oct 14

End Oct 28 Nov 11 Nov 25 Dec 2

A$1595 Start Apr 9

End Apr 15

A$1535 Start End Dec 31●✱◆ Jan 6 2020 Jan 7 ●✱ Jan 13 Jan 21●✱ Jan 27 Jan 28●✱ Feb 3

A$1645 Start Apr 23 Apr 30 May21 May28 Jun 4 Jun 18

End Apr 29 May6 May27 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 24

Start End Feb 4 ●✱ Feb 10 Feb 18 ●✱ Feb 24 Feb 25 ●✱ Mar 2 Mar 10 ●✱ Mar 16 Mar 17 ●✱ Mar 23

* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share only in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. WWAV: Summer Single room supplement of A$515. ✱ WWCA: Winter Single room supplement of A$645. ✝ WWCA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2018 of A$925. ✤ WWCA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2019 of A$925. ● These trips stay 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & 2 nights in San Francisco. For these trips use code WWCA. Trip starts 4:00pm in Las Vegas & ends 11:00am in San Francisco. ■ Trip spends Xmas in Lake Tahoe. ▲ Trip spends Xmas in Los Angeles. ◆ Trip spends New Year's Eve in Las Vegas. For travel insurance see p.74. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 14-day Wild Western trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travellers who have been travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

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#CALIFORNIAHIGHLIGHTS

A$1645 Start Sep 11 Sep 25


In-Depth Explorer LIVE LOCAL

Not fussed on seeing it all and would rather focus on a particular region in detail? We’ve got a travel style for that too - In-Depth Explorer. Built around local experiences, regional tastes and a more chilled pace, get to know places like the East Coast, Hawaii or the best bits of Canada as a local would. More time in each destination, bags of free time and cherry picked Free Time Add-Ons means every day is a new adventure and memories come thick and fast.

ARE YOU AN IN-DEPTH EXPLORER TRAVELLER? •

• •

Do you want to get to know a particular bit of the USA or Canada in greater detail? Are you keen to take your time? Do you consider yourself part

foodie, part historian, part culture aficionado and all parts explorer? Are you ready to learn from our seriously clued up Trip Managers and Local Guides?

3 TRIPS FROM 9 - 20 DAYS FROM A$276 P/D Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest promotions CONTIKI.COM/IN-DEPTH-EXPLORER-USA-CANADA

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HAWAII UNPLUGGED 9Ì DAYS

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3ÌISLANDS

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FROM

A$3369 *

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FROM

NE W

A$375 *PP/PD

9 DAYS OF UNIQUE HAWAII, FILLED WITH BREATHTAKING VISTAS AND ANCIENT CULTURE

#HAWAIIUNPLUGGED

WAIKIKI OAHU

@MADDIE_CLARE7

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@JAKERICH2

@MEGSLOVE__

@SEE_WHAT_THE_DAY_BRINGS

CONTIKI.COM/HAWAII-UNPLUGGED

@JAKERICH3


TOP EXPERIENCES

8

8

NIGHTS

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

5 nights in twin-share hotels & 3 nights in multi share condo

5 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points, 2 internal flights & transfers

F Surf lesson, North Shore F Zodiac Experience, Kona F Volcano Downhill Biking

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Visit USS Arizona, Punchbowl & Iolani Palace

• Entry into Volcanoes National Park

• Visit Punalu’u black sand beach

START

9AM HONOLULU

DAY 1 Honolulu Aloha Honolulu! A quick rendezvous with your new Contiki family will get this adventure underway. First up? A sightseeing tour which includes the USS Arizona Memorial & Punchbowl Cemetery. Oh Hawaii, we love you already… Hotel (D)

DAY 4 Kona via Volcanoes National Park The phrase ‘catch flights not feelings' is easier said than done when you're headed to the Big Island (Hawaii), home to Pele, the Goddess of Fire. The Volcanoes National Park will get us acquainted with the island's pre-historic geography, then its on to Kona famous for its coffee and Iron Man Triathlon. Hotel (D)

DAY 2 - 3 Waikiki/North Shore Time to don your bathers, Waikiki is a paradise for surfers & beach-bums alike. You don't have to be an expert to try your hand on the board, but there's plenty to do if you don't fancy the workout. Hotel (B) F Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Sunset Beach

DAY 5 Kona Indulging in the island's famous coffee will have us starting the day the right way & give us the energy to snorkel, hike or wander this diverse island as we please. The option of a Manta Ray night snorkel might just be the perfect ending to a perfect day. Hotel (B) F Zodiac Nature Adventure F Manta Ray Snorkelling

OAHU Pearl Harbor START

1

Waikiki

HONOLULU (3 nights)

MAUI

END

END

11AM KIHEI

DAY 9 Kihei After an epic 9 days of beaches, sunsets, nature and volcanoes, don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. It's time for your new family to part ways, bound for new adventures… (B)

ALENUIHAHA CHANNEL

DAY 6 - 8 Kihei Another day, another paradise - this time we set our sights for Maui. Abundant wildlife dotted with waterfalls, you might have to pinch yourself to make sure you're not dreaming. Two days is just about enough time to pack in a traditional Luau, sailing & even a spa visit. Condo Quad-share (B)(B)(D) F Waterfall Rapelling F Luau

1

KIHEI

(3 nights) 6 9

Hilo

KONA 4

Volcanoes National Park

(2 nights)

HAWAII aka THE BIG ISLAND

Kilauea Volcano

Places visited Itinerary Day

H OW MUC H & WH E N 2018/19/20

A$3455 Start Aug 14

CODE: ALOHA

End Aug 22

START HONOLULU & FINISH KIHEI

A$3405 Start Sep 11 Sep 25 Oct 16 Nov 13

End Sep 19 Oct 3 Oct 24 Nov 21

A$3369 Start 2019 Jan 29 Feb 12

End

Feb 6 Feb 20

Start Mar 5 May21

End Mar 13 May29

A$3455 Start Jun 25 Jul 23

End Jul 3 Jul 31

A$3405 Start Aug 27 Sep 17 Oct 15 Nov 12

End Sep 4 Sep 25 Oct 23 Nov 20

Start Dec 10

End Dec 18

A$3369 Start 2020 Jan 14 Feb 11 Mar 3

End

Jan 22 Feb 19 Mar 11

* Prices above are based on twin-share. Multi share (quad share, no single) in Maui. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of A$979. Trip starts 9:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

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CANADA & THE ROCKIES 11/13Ì DAYS

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2ÌPROVINCES

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FROM

A$3315 *

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+ C A L GA RY STA M PE DE

FROM

A$302 *PP/PD

LOSE YOURSELF IN THE MAJESTIC LANDSCAPES OF WESTERN CANADA

#CANADAANDTHEROCKIES

LAKE LOUISE ALBERTA

Exploring the hidden gems among the already amazing places was fab!

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @CONTIKIALEX

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Read more at contiki.com/reviews

@DANIELLAMARIE

CONTIKI.COM/CANADA-ROCKIES

@ERINK02

Amanda Dumont


TOP EXPERIENCES

10/12

10

NIGHTS

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

5 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

F Zipline adventure in Whistler F Mountain biking in Whistler F Whitewater rafting in Jasper (seasonal) F Trail ride & cookout in Banff

Special Stay: 2 nights in a Rocky Mountain chalet, 8 nights in twin-share hotels (10 nights Stampede departure)

DAY 2 Whistler This breathtaking landscape is yours to traverse how you please, be it a mountain bike, an epic hike or a canoe through churning rivers. Hotel (B) F Canoe Excursion F Zipline

DAY 3 Kamloops After lunch we head out of the mountains past reservoirs & lakes, where we then move to Kamloops, Canada’s answer to the wild west. Before we depart test your group’s bond with a gondola ride. Hotel (B,D) F Peak 2 Peak Gondola

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Mt. Robson

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Discover the Athabasca Glacier on the ‘Ice Explorer’

• Entry into 5 National Parks • Get back to nature as you

picnic in the Rocky Mountains

DAY 4 - 5 Jasper We've arrived in Jasper, a place that could arguably qualify as heaven on earth. A hike is on the agenda today, & we'll tick off our nature goals with every snow-capped mountain, glassy lake & moose we see. Want to add the cherry on top of an already epic day? An optional cruise around Spirit Island should do the trick. Hotel (L) F White Water Rafting

ALBERTA

4 JASPER (2 nights)

Columbia Icefield

KAMLOOPS

Lake Louise

(1 night) 3 START

WHISTLER 1

10AM VANCOUVER

(2 nights)

DAY 1 Vancouver to Whistler Welcome to Whistler, where you'll be greeted by fresh air, rugged landscapes & mountain peaks. A zipline through the alpine trees should have your appetite worked up for dinner. Tonight, it's on us. Hotel (D)

6 BANFF (2 nights)

8

VERNON (1 night)

8

CALGARY

(Stampede only)

11 9

(2 nights)

VANCOUVER

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

(2 nights)

DAY 6 - 7 Banff We'll be glued to the windows en route to Banff, with Lake Louise just waiting to be featured on your insta story. But the best is yet to come, think horseback rides, wood fire meals & cosy chalet drinks will see us through 2 days in this stunning destination. (B,D)(B)  Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet F Via Ferrata Climbing Experience F Helicopter Flight - Mt Assiniboine Glacier F Helicopter Flight - Royal Canadian F Banff Gondola

START END

1

1

Places visited Itinerary Day Calgary Stampede optional 1 or more nights at Special Stays

DAY 11 Vancouver All good things must come to an end, & so does our alpine adventure this morning. Time to say “Bon Voyage” to your new BFF's.

DAY 9 - 10 Vancouver What better interlude between the unparalleled beauty of Vernon & the bustling sites of Vancouver than a meander through Canada's wine country? Having taken in the sights, the next day is ours to explore independently. Hotel (B) F Sunset Dinner Cruise

Start Jul 28 Aug 4 Aug 11

Start Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 22

END

11AM VANCOUVER

DAY 8 Vernon The road to Vernon is paved with gorgeous landscapes including three national parks. The highlight? Glacier National Park, which boasts over 400 glaciers. After cramming all that wanderlust into one day, how about a well-earned drink in one of Vernon's traditional pubs. Hotel (D)

CALGARY STAMPEDE SPECIAL TRIP DEPARTURE Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl at the world-famous Calgary Stampede. The spirit of this amazing festival takes over the city for 10 days in July. See men ride bulls, wrestle steers, race chuckwagons & have an outrageous time. The streets are packed with people ready for fun, as well as competitions, parades, dancing, live music & concerts. We have a couple of special Canadian trip departures that tie into this event with 2 nights in Calgary during the Stampede, making this trip 13 days long. Look for departures marked with ●, ■, ▲ in the price panel on this page (CRST/CRSTR/CRSRR). Visit www.contiki.com/calgarystampede

H OW MUC H & WH E N 2019

A$3315 Start May12 May19 Jun 2

CODE: CRCR

End May22 May29 Jun 12

START VANCOUVER & FINISH VANCOUVER

Start Jun 16

End Jun 26

A$3979 Start End Jun 30 ■ Jul 12 Jul 4 ● Jul 16 Jul 6 ▲ Jul 18

A$3475 Start Jul 7 Jul 14 Jul 21

End Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31

End Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 21

Start Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 1

End Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11

End Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2

Start Sep 29

End Oct 9

* Prices above are based on twin-share (quad-share only in Banff with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. CRCR: Single room supplement of A$1225. CRST/CRSTR: Single room supplement of A$1519. ● This trip spends 2 nights in Calgary during the “Stampede” & is 13 days long (this trip operates a modified itinerary). For this trip use code CRST. ■ This trip spends 2 nights in Calgary during the “Stampede” & is 13 days long (this trip operates a modified itinerary). For this trip use code CRSTR. ▲ This trip spends 2 nights in Calgary during the “Stampede” & is 13 days long (this trip operates a modified itinerary). For this trip use code CRSRR. Trip starts 10:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

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GRAND CANADIAN 20/22Ì DAYS

+ C A L GA RY STA M PE DE

6ÌSTATES & 4ÌCANADIAN PROVINCES * *PP/PD FROM A$5515 | FROM A$276

|

CAN'T DECIDE BETWEEN CITIES OR SCAPES? YOU DON'T NEED TO!

#GRANDCANADIAN

WHISTLER BRITISH COLUMBIA

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @CAYCEWYLIE

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Excellent locations.! Excellent hotels, excellent Add-ons.! @CLAIREWILKINSONN

CONTIKI.COM/GRAND-CANADIAN

@OSULLIVANKATE

Kimberley Braid


TOP EXPERIENCES

19/21

18

NIGHTS

INCLUDED MEALS

Special Stay: 2 nights in a Rocky Mountain chalet, 17 nights in twin-share hotels (19 nights Stampede departure)

10 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D)

DAY 17 Vernon The road to Vernon is paved with gorgeous landscapes including three national parks. The highlight? Glacier National Park, which boasts over 400 glaciers. After cramming all that wanderlust into one day, how about a well-earned drink in one of Vernon's traditional pubs. Hotel (D)

DAY 15 - 16 Banff We'll be glued to the windows en route to Banff but with Lake Louise just waiting to be featured on your insta story, the best is yet to come. Horseback rides, wood fire meals & cosy chalet drinks will see us through 2 days in this stunning destination. (B,D)(B)  Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet F Horseback Ride & Steak Fry F Mountain Climbing F Helicopter Flight - Royal Canadian F Helicopter Flight - Mt Assiniboine Glacier F Banff Gondola

DAY 18 - 19 Vancouver What better interlude between the unparalleled beauty of Vernon & the bustling sites of Vancouver than a meander through Canada's wine country? Having taken in the sights, the next day is ours to explore independently. Hotel (B) F Sunset Dinner Cruise

Mt. Robson

(2 nights) END

DAY 12 Kamloops After lunch we head out of the mountains past reservoirs & lakes, where we then move to Kamloops, Canada’s answer to the wild west. Before we depart test your group’s bond with a gondola ride. Hotel (D) F Peak 2 Peak Gondola

DAY 11 Whistler This breathtaking landscape is yours to traverse how you please, be it a mountain bike, an epic hike or a canoe through churning rivers. Feeling lazy? Why not take a gondola for a mosey through the adorable mountaintop village. Hotel (B) F Canoe Excursion F Zipline

JASPER

13 (2 nights)

KAMLOOPS (1 night)

DAY 13 - 14 Jasper We've arrived in Jasper, a place that puts postcards to shame. Getting our hike on, we'll tick off our nature goals with every snow-capped mountain & Caribou we see. Don't max out your camera space, the optional cruise to Spirit Island is not to be missed. Hotel F White Water Rafting

ALBERTA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

WHISTLER

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi, 1 internal flight & transfers from Toronto to Vancouver

Columbia Icefield

12

Lake Louise

10

BANFF

15 (2 nights)

17

VERNON

17

(1 night) 20 18 VANCOUVER (2 nights)

CALGARY (Stampede only)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Feel the student spirit on a

F Jet boat adventure in Montreal F Heli flight over the Rockies F Canoeing & ziplining in Whistler F Via Ferrata climbing experience

‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour

• Stroll old Quebec on a walking tour

• Cruise Niagara Falls

DAY 7 - 9 Toronto & Niagara Falls Still buzzing from Montreal's nightlife, Toronto is in our sights. But first, a touch of bliss as we cruise past the picturesque Thousand Islands. The castle & historic sites will be a welcome change of scene before we roll up in Canada's largest city. At the world's ninth-largest waterfall, it doesn't get much wetter than this. You can soar above the action in a chopper, or take in the sights from the viewing platform. Either way, the ponchos are our treat… Hotel (D)(B)(B) F 1000 Islands Cruise F Heli Flight over Niagara Falls

DAY 5 - 6 Montreal Leaving quaint for cutting-edge, we'll pack up & make our way to the multicultural metropolis of Montreal. 2 full days of jet boats, delicious poutine & live jazz will surely get your creative juices flowing. Not to mention the sensational views… Hotel (B)(D)

DAY 10 Whistler via Vancouver Having caught those all-important zzz's on the plane, we'll arrive in Whistler, greeted by fresh air, rugged landscapes & mountain peaks. A zipline through the alpine trees should have your appetite worked up for dinner. Tonight, it's on us. Hotel (D)

DAY 2 Boston With a whole day to explore these red-brick paths, who knows what we'll get up to? A mosey through Harvard University followed by an epic seafood banquet? Or perhaps an urban bike adventure? However we spend our time, the city is bound to inspire us… Hotel (B) F Trolley Tour F Urban Bike Adventure

QUEBEC

DAY 3 - 4 Quebec City With the luck of the Irish on our side, we'll head off to another slice of Europe in North America: Quebec City. Exploring the Parisian-style eateries, cobblestone streets & quaint river boardwalks, you'll be head over heels before you can say ‘ooh la la'. Hotel (B)(B,D)

QUEBEC CITY (2 nights) 3

MONTREAL 5

END

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

MAINE

(2 nights)

11AM VANCOUVER

ONTARIO

DAY 20 Vancouver All good things must come to an end, & so does our alpine adventure this morning. Time to say “Bon Voyage” to your new BFF's.

TORONTO (3 nights)

1

1

7

LAKE NEW YORK ONTARIO

Niagara Falls

Places visited Itinerary Day Calgary Stampede optional 1 or more nights at Special Stays

NEW HAMPSHIRE

1

BOSTON

MASSACHUSETTS (2 nights) CONNECTICUT

New Haven

New York START

START

7:30AM NEW YORK

DAY 1 New York to Boston Briefly touching down in the Big Apple, you'll meet up with your new travel crew before making tracks for Boston, where a tour around the city will get us well & truly acquainted with its unique Irish flavour. Hotel (D)

CALGARY STAMPEDE SPECIAL TRIP DEPARTURE Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl at the world-famous Calgary Stampede. The spirit of this amazing festival takes over the city for 10 days in July. See men ride bulls in rodeo, wrestle steers, race chuckwagons & have an outrageous time. The streets are packed with people ready for fun, as well as competitions, parades, dancing, live music & concerts. We have a special Grand Canadian trip departure that ties into this event with 2 nights in Calgary during the Stampede, making this trip 22 days long. Look for departures marked with • in the price panel on this page (GCSTR). Visit www.contiki.com/calgarystampede

MORE NEW YORK Combine this trip with a New York Uncovered trip, giving you more time to experience all the Big Apple has to offer. More on p.67.

H OW MUC H & WH E N 2019

A$5515 Start May10 May24

CODE: GCNY/GCSTR

End May29 Jun 12

Start Jun 7

START NEW YORK & FINISH VANCOUVER

End Jun 26

A$6355 Start End Jun 21 ● Jul 12 Jun 25 ● Jul 16

Start End Jun 27 ● Jul 18

A$5729 Start Jul 5 Jul 12

End Jul 24 Jul 31

Start Jul 19 Jul 26

End Aug 7 Aug 14

Start Aug 2 Aug 9

End Aug 21 Aug 28

Start Aug 16 Aug 23

End Sep 4 Sep 11

Start Aug 30 Sep 6

End Sep 18 Sep 25

Start Sep 13

End Oct 2

* Prices above are based on twin-share (quad-share only in Banff with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. GCNY: Single room supplement of A$2179. GCSTR: Single room supplement of A$2475. ● This trip is 22 days long & spends 2 nights in Calgary during the “Stampede” (the Western Canada section of this trip operates as a modified itinerary). For this trip use code GCSTR. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am. For travel insurance see p.74. Note: This trip is made up of the first 9 days of the North By North East & Canada & the Rockies trips. You’ll welcome other travellers to the Contiki group.

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Ski KEEP IT COZY Fresh air and fresher powder calling your name? Then the snowy runs of Lake Tahoe, Whistler and Banff are likely for you. Whatever your level of experience, grab your skis or board and get ready for a snow themed adventure. Whether you’re testing your nerve on Banff’s legendary off piste escapades, ziplining over snow capped pine forests in Whistler or warming up over hot chocolates and burgers in Tahoe, our ski trips promise the world, and don’t disappoint.

ARE YOU A SKI TRAVELLER? •

Are you a total beginner or a seasoned pro? (Both are welcome)

Are you after a totally different snow experience?

Do you want to experience some special corners of the USA and Canada?

Does the idea of layering up and overdosing on hot chocolate (not so) secretly excite you?

4 TRIPS FROM 8-14 DAYS FROM A$219 P/D Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest promotions CONTIKI.COM/SKI-USA-CANADA

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SKI

SKI OR BOARD

Lake Tahoe

During winter, three of our existing year-round trips include time in the snow playground of Lake Tahoe. • Winter Wild Western • Winter LA To The Bay • Winter California Highlights

From December to March, these three trips feature the same itinerary as the summer trips up until Las Vegas. After this, they skip the visit to Yosemite & spend three nights in snowy Lake Tahoe resort for fun on & off the slopes. These trips feature less time in San Francisco, see the trip page price panels for more. WHERE YOU’LL BE: Lake Tahoe is one of North America’s most beautiful lakes & also one of its best ski resorts. Straddling two states – California & Nevada – it’s the perfect blend of amazingly spectacular scenery, pristine mountains & pumping nightlife. Where else can you find a place that offers all this natural beauty, great snow

& the 24-hour non-stop bling of Vegasstyle casinos & clubs? Our travellers can hit the slopes at Heavenly, one of Tahoe’s awesome resorts. The average annual snowfall in Tahoe is 10.67 metres, so fantastic conditions are the norm. With so much great terrain, there’s a perfect balance of something for everyone – beginners,

intermediates & advanced skiers. The slopes not your thing? There’s lots to pick from including, ice-skating, snowmobiling, sleigh rides or head to Tahoe Village & chill out at a spa. Note: Ski passes, equipment & clothing hire are not included in the trip price.

ITINERARIES: 14 DAYS WINTER WILD WESTERN:

12 DAYS WINTER LA TO THE BAY:

LA (1 night) San Diego (2 nights), Phoenix (1), Grand Canyon (2), Las Vegas (2), Lake Tahoe (3), San Francisco (2), end San Francisco. Visit contiki.com/winter-wild-western.

LA (1 night) San Diego (2 nights), Phoenix (1), Grand Canyon (2), Las Vegas (2), Lake Tahoe (3), end San Francisco. Visit contiki.com/winter-la-to-bay.

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8 DAYS WINTER CALIFORNIA HIGHLIGHTS:

Las Vegas (1 night), Lake Tahoe (3), San Francisco (2), end San Francisco. Visit contiki.com/winter-californiahighlights.

CONTIKI.COM/USA-CANADA

Lake Tahoe (Winter option)

San Francisco

CALIFORNIA


THE POWDER RUSH |

2ÌPROVINCES

|

FROM

A$2255 *

|

FROM

A$251*PP/PD

SKI

9Ì DAYS

CARVE UP THE SLOPES & STILL HAVE TIME TO EXPLORE

WHISTLER BRITISH COLUMBIA

WHY CHOOSE US?

WH AT Y O U NE E D TO KN O W 8

11

• More choice – bring your own gear, or hire when you're here – at Contiki-only prices. • Options to ski/board at four of Canada's top resorts • More than just a ski trip – epic options for on & off the slopes • More included – sightseeing, bridge walk & more • It's easy – we'll sort your lift passes & ski transfers - free between Banff resorts

NIGHTS Special Stay: 4 nights in a Rocky Mountain Chalet, 4 nights in twin-share hotels

INCLUDED MEALS 6 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

DAY 3 - 4 Whistler It's slopes o'clock here in Whistler, & it's time to do what we came here to do: ski to our heart's content. Recharge the Canadian way in between ski-sessions with spa visits, hot chocolates & pub crawls. Hotel (B)(D) F Ski or Boarding - 1 day lift pass F Ski or Boarding - 2 day lift pass F Half Day Lesson F Pub Crawl

MUST-KNOWS: • Gear hire available (boots, poles, boards, helmets, pants & jackets) • Lift tickets are not included - 1, 2, & 3 day passes are available for purchase at a special Contiki rate through your Trip Manager. Visit contiki.com/powder for more

ESSENTIALS See p.74 for more info on our essentials.

DAY 5 Whistler to Banff We may be leaving Whistler, but the ski antics are certainly not done for the trip. With plenty of snow in Banff (as well as breathtaking scenery) we'll jump on a flight, bound for the next leg of our adventure. (D)  Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet

DAY 6 - 8 Banff With dog sledding, mountain hiking & hot springs all on offer, it's safe to say we'll never run out of things to do here. Don your skis if you're not quite done being a snow angel, or switch it up & discover the area on foot. (B)(B)(B,D)  Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet F Helicopter Flight F Ski or Boarding - 1 day lift pass F Ski or Boarding - 2 day lift pass F Johnston Canyon Icewalk

ALBERTA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

BANFF

(4 nights)

WHISTLER

5

(3 nights) 3

9 CALGARY

START

END

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Snowmobiles, Whistler F Ski or boarding, Whistler F Dog Sledding

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Capilano Suspension Bridge

1 VANCOUVER (1 night) START

8AM VANCOUVER

END DAY 1 Vancouver Welcome to Canada! Here in Vancouver, there'll be no shortage of things to do, & a little ice hockey or a mosey round China town are just a few of the options you'll have with your new travel squad today. Hotel (D)

DAY 2 Vancouver to Whistler We're all itching to get our snow on, so we'll journey to the mecca of snow sports - Whistler. This real-life snow globe is brimming with life, so you'd be a fool not to hop on a snowmobile before dinner. (D) F Snowmobiling F Zipline inc

1 1

4:30PM CALGARY

DAY 9 Banff to Calgary If a gondola ride up to Sulphur Mountain isn't an amazing way to round up a trip, we don't know what is. After one last look at the Rockies, we'll say our teary goodbyes. Sob. (B)

Itinerary Day Special Stopover

Please note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm.

H OW MU C H & WH E N

A$2255 Start Dec 8 Dec 15

CODE: SKIR

End Dec 16 Dec 23

START VANCOUVER & FINISH CALGARY

Start 2019 Jan 5

End

Jan 13

Start Jan 19 Feb 2

End Jan 27 Feb 10

Start Feb 16 Mar 2

End Feb 24 Mar 10

Start Mar 9

End Mar 17

A$2299 Start Dec 7 Dec 14

End Dec 15 Dec 22

Start 2020 Jan 4

End

Jan 12

Start Jan 18 Feb 1

End Jan 26 Feb 9

Start Feb 15 Feb 29

End Feb 23 Mar 8

Start Mar 7

End Mar 15

* Prices above are based on twin-share (quad-share only in Banff with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of A$489. Note: Lift tickets & equipment are not included in this package. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 4:30pm. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

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Short Trips & Festivals FOR LIFE’S MOMENTS Only got a few days to hang out with us, perhaps off the back of another trip, or want to prolong your adventure just a little bit longer? Or, maybe you want to celebrate the next 365 days by spending NYE someplace special? If your head’s nodding, let our Short Trips & Festivals work their magic on you. Spend a few days living the LA, Orlando or NYC lifestyles, or see in the New Year surrounded by the bright lights and even brighter characters of Las Vegas.

ARE YOU A SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS TRAVELLER? •

Do you want to spend your New Year amongst good vibes and even greater people?

Do you want to celebrate the special moments with short trips to LA, NYC, Orlando or Waikiki?

Have you got a few days to kill before, between or after trips?

Do you want to make your budget work for you?

6 TRIPS FROM 3 - 5 DAYS FROM A$159 P/D Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest promotions and money saving shenanigans. CONTIKI.COM/SHORT-TRIPS-FESTIVALS-USA-CANADA

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4Ì DAYS

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A$979 *

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SHORT TRIPS

NEW YORK UNCOVERED A$245 *PP/PD

MAKE THE MOST OF THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS.

NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK

3

NIGHTS 3 nights in twin-share hotel

4

INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D)

ESSENTIALS See p.74 for info on our essentials.

NEW YORK

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Bike tour, Central Park F Sex & the City Tour F One World Trade Center

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • The Big Apple is all yours with a 7-day Metro pass • Visit the Statue of Liberty

DAY 2 New York Today we're a little wiser, but we're not locals yet. A few New York hot dogs, a stroll through the iconic Central Park & a ‘Gossip Girl' tour will soon rectify that. Hotel (B) F NYC Food Cart Tour F Gossip Girl tour

DAY 3 New York Step aside Carrie Bradshaw, this is NYC our way. Today is about getting to the heart of the city, maybe grab a gourmet bite to eat at the Chelsea Markets before uncovering some East Village street art. Hotel (B)

WH AT Y O U NE E D TO KN O W

START END

NEW YORK 1 4

(3 nights)

END

START

11AM NEW YORK

DAY 4 New York After an NYC breakfast (bagels, anyone?) it's time to say our goodbyes & thanks for the unforgettable memories. (B)

8AM NEW YORK

DAY 1 New York Hello Big Apple! We'll dive right into action with a day jam-packed full of tours & discoveries, including a mosey down stylish 5th Avenue or opt for a visit to the World Trade Center Memorial. Hotel (D)

MIX + MATCH Got more time? Combine this trip & see more! Starting in N.Y. this trip connects with: Grand Southern p.30-31, Eastern Discovery p.36-37, Grand Northern p.42-43, North by North East p.44-45, Grand Canadian p.60-61 1

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A$995 Start Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11

CODE: EAEA

End Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 7 Sep 14

START NEW YORK & FINISH NEW YORK

A$979 Start Oct 9 Oct 23 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Dec 11

End Oct 12 Oct 26 Nov 9 Nov 16 Nov 23 Dec 14

Start Dec 25 ● 2019 Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan 29 Feb 19

End Dec 28

Jan Jan Feb Feb

11 18 1 22

Start Mar 12

End Mar 15

A$995 Start May7 May21 Jun 4 Jun 18 Jul 2 Jul 16

End May10 May24 Jun 7 Jun 21 Jul 5 Jul 19

Start Jul 23 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3

End Jul 26 Aug 9 Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 6

Start Sep 10

End Sep 13

A$979 Start Oct 8 Oct 22 Nov 5 Nov 12 Nov 19 Dec 10

End Oct 11 Oct 25 Nov 8 Nov 15 Nov 22 Dec 13

Start Dec 24 ● 2020 Jan 7 Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 18

End Dec 27

Jan Jan Jan Feb

Start Mar 10

End Mar 13

10 17 31 21

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. Single room supplement of A$595. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. ● Trip spends Xmas in NYC. Note: We only use a coach on Day 1 for sightseeing & then we explore the city like locals with our 7 day Metro pass. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/ staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

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H OW MU C H & WH E N


SHORT TRIPS

NEW YEAR IN NEW YORK 4Ì DAYS

|

1ÌSTATE

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FROM

A$1659 *

|

FROM

A$415 *PP/PD

PARTY HATS READY: WHERE BETTER TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR THAN IN NYC?

NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK

WH AT Y O U NE E D TO KN O W 3

4

NIGHTS 3 nights in twin-share hotel

END

INCLUDED MEALS 2 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D)

START

ESSENTIALS See p.74 for info on our essentials.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Food Cart tour, NYC F One World Observatory

8AM NEW YORK

DAY 1 New York Hello Big Apple! We'll dive right into action with a day jam-packed full of tours & discoveries, including a mosey down stylish 5th Avenue or opt for a visit to the World Trade Center Memorial. Fancy a bird's eye view? Hotel (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • NYE dinner & party with open bar (you must be 21 years of age or older to attend) • Get a bird’s eye view of Manhattan from the Empire State Building & visit the Statue of Liberty • 7-day Metro Pass

NEW YORK

START END

11AM NEW YORK

DAY 4 New York Having sailed into the new year together, it's time to part ways with your new besties. What new adventures will this year bring?

NEW YORK 1 4 (3 nights)

DAY 2 New York It's New Year's Eve, & the anticipation is driving us crazy! A cruise to the Statue of Liberty will see us round up the new year in style before our dinner, champagne & private bar kicks off a sleepless night… Hotel (B,D) F NYC Food Cart tour

DAY 3 New York Hangover, what hangover? We'll start the new year as we mean to go on with a ‘Gossip Girl' tour, or maybe even a Broadway matinee. With one day left in NYC, the Empire State Building isn't going to climb itself… Hotel (B) F ‘Gossip Girl’ Tour F TV & Movie Tour F ‘Sex & the City’ Tour

1

Itinerary Day

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#NYCNYE

2018/19

A$1659 Start 2018 Dec 30

CODE: NYNY

End

Jan 2

START NEW YORK & FINISH NEW YORK

A$1709 Start 2019 Dec 30

End

Jan 2

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. Please note: We only use a coach on Day 1 for sightseeing & then we explore the city like locals with our 7 day Metro pass. For more ways to save see p.9. For travel insurance see p.74.

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4Ì DAYS

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1ÌSTATE

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FROM

A$1135 *

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FROM

SHORT TRIPS

NEW YEAR IN LAS VEGAS A$284 *PP/PD

PARTIES TILL DAWN, GLITZ, GLAMOUR: RING IN THE NEW YEAR VEGAS STYLE

LAS VEGAS NEVADA

WH AT Y O U NE E D TO KN O W 3

NIGHTS 3 nights in twin-share hotel

2

INCLUDED MEALS 1 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D)

START

3PM LAS VEGAS

DAY 1 Las Vegas Meeting up with our group in the afternoon, the wildest city in the world paired with the wildest night of the year is bound to produce some epic memories. We'll discover ‘the Strip' before a practice night on the town. Hotel (D)

ESSENTIALS See p.74 for info on our essentials.

NEVADA START END

LAS VEGAS 1

4

(3 nights)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Helicopter flight, Las Vegas F Cirque du Soleil show, Las Vegas F Party Bus

11AM LAS VEGAS

DAY 4 Las Vegas That concludes our Las Vegas New Year's Eve extravaganza! Time to swap social deets & bid your goodbyes. Sob.

DAY 2 Las Vegas What antics could take place with a free day in Sin City? Perhaps a helicopter ride over Hoover Dam to the Grand Canyon or a little casino action. Tonight, we ring in the New Year Vegas Style at a stylish VIP club. Hotel

DAY 3 Las Vegas New Year, new you, right? A Cirque du Soleil show might just be the distraction your hangover needs, or if it's all too much just spend the day relaxing. Ready for round 2? The party bus awaits… Hotel (B) F Cirque du Soleil Show 1

Itinerary Day

H OW MUC H & WH E N 2018/19

A$1135 Start 2018 Dec 30

CODE: LVNY

End

Jan 2

START LAS VEGAS & FINISH LAS VEGAS

A$1165 Start 2019 Dec 30

End

Jan 2

* Prices above are twin-share. Twin & single supplements available. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Trip starts 3:00pm & ends approx. 11:00am. Please note: We only use a coach on Day 1 for sightseeing. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

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NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • NYE dinner & party with open bar (you must be 21 years of age or older to attend) • Party bus

END


SHORT TRIPS

LA EXPLORER 3 OR 5Ì DAYS

|

1ÌSTATE

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FROM

A$475 *

|

FROM

A$159 *PP/PD

LA’S GLAMOUR, GRIT & UBER-CHILLED ATMOSPHERE, EXPLORED YOUR WAY

LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA

WH AT Y O U NE E D TO KN O W ESSENTIALS • Our accommodation package includes a hop-on/hop-off LA city sightseeing tour featuring Downtown LA, Hollywood & Santa Monica • Daily voucher for breakfast • Easy access to Universal Studios & Hollywood WHERE TO STAY The Contiki hotel is in LA - the place to be, so you're right where the action is at. With Hollywood Universal Studios, & an endless shopping fix at your doorstep, plus evening hot spots, it's all about living it up in LA. With 2 or 4-night options choose your Explorer.

END

DAY 5 Los Angeles Time flies when you're living your best life, & sadly this love affair with LA has to come to an end. Say goodbye & grab a burrito for the road…

CALIFORNIA START

11AM CHECK-OUT

4PM CHECK-IN

DAY 4 Los Angeles All that exploring could have you craving some relaxation today. Luckily, the city's got beaches & chill spots in spades. Mosey over to colourful Venice beach for a little yoga, go celeb-spotting in Beverly Hills, or take a spin on the ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier.

START END

DAY 1 Arrive Los Angeles Touchdown in the city of angels! Once you're all checked in, you'll want to spend today getting familiar with this super chill & infinitely glamorous city. Want to dive right into the LA way of life? Why not stop by one of the city's famous taco trucks to sink your teeth into LA's culinary scene. Hotel

1

5

LOS ANGELES (2 or 4 nights)

DAY 3 Los Angeles Another day, another chance to see where your eager eyes lead you next. Perhaps you'll want to get a little movie-infused culture at the interactive Grammy Museum, or even the Fashion Museum to ogle some trend-setting couture. Hotel

DAY 2 Los Angeles Today is all about exploring & getting the low-down on what's what in this sun-soaked paradise. Once you're done filling your 'gram' with selfies at the Hollywood Walk of Fame & the iconic Hollywood sign, why not deck your suitcase out with some new threads on Melrose Avenue.

1

Itinerary Day

H OW MU C H & WH E N

#LAEXPLORER

CODE: LA3S/LA5S

START LOS ANGELES & FINISH LOS ANGELES

STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

VALIDITY: 1ST AUGUST 2018 - 31ST MARCH 2019

CODE

2 NIGHTS TWIN LA3S

2 NIGHTS SINGLE LA3S

A$475

A$780

VALIDITY: 1ST APRIL 2019 - 31ST MARCH 2020

CODE

4 NIGHTS TWIN LA5S

4 NIGHTS SINGLE LA5S

A$860

A$1465

CODE

2 NIGHTS TWIN LA3S

2 NIGHTS SINGLE LA3S

A$475

A$780

CODE

4 NIGHTS TWIN LA5S

4 NIGHTS SINGLE LA5S

A$860

A$1465

Conditions: There is no Contiki Trip Manager included on this stopover package. This package must be booked in conjunction with a trip. For twin-share accommodation, both persons must book at the same time, using the same booking reference number. prices include appropriate taxes & service charges. The breakfast voucher is valid only with the stopover package.

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3 OR 5Ì DAYS

|

1ÌSTATE

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FROM

A$545 *

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FROM

A$182 *PP/PD

ANCIENT LEGENDS, TROPICAL VISTAS & TANTALISING SEAFOOD; HONOLULU HAS IT ALL

SHORT TRIPS

WAIKIKI EXPLORER

WAIKIKI OAHU

WH AT Y O U NE E D TO KN O W ESSENTIALS • Our accommodation package includes a pre-booked trip featuring Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial Punch Bowl • Daily voucher for breakfast • Easy access to great surf beaches & amazing shopping WHERE TO STAY The Contiki hotel is centrally located & a short walk to Waikiki Beach & shops & restaurants. Enjoy Hawaii's perfect sunsets from famous Duke's restaurant on Waikiki Beach.

START

END

4PM CHECK-IN

DAY 1 Arrive Honolulu Aloha, travellers! Welcome to Paradise. After checking in, you'll be rubbing your eyes in disbelief as you take in the incredible panoramas, featuring the pristine Waikiki beach framed by extinct volcanoes, turquoise waters & dramatic cliffs. Hotel

11AM CHECK-OUT

DAY 5 Honolulu Honolulu, you've been a dream, but sadly it's time to wake up. Take a mental picture of these breathtaking landscapes, new adventures lie ahead… START END

OAHU

DAY 2 Honolulu With so much culture to take in here, today should be about getting clued up on Honolulu's historical hotspots. Visit the Pearl Harbor & Arizona Memorial, see the sunken USS Arizona, or visit the USA's only royal residence, Iolani Palace.

1

WAIKIKI 1

5

(2 or 4 nights)

DAY 3 Honolulu Perhaps start your days with a fresh fruit shake, set your watch to ‘island time'. To get truly immersed in the Hawaiian way, why not take to the white sands of Waikiki beach & hit the waves for a surf or snorkelling sesh. Hotel

Itinerary Day

DAY 4 Honolulu Thought you could ever run out of things to do here? You thought wrong. Culture, food, parties – this place has it all, from colourful poke bowls to traditional Hawaiian Luau's. As tonight's your last night, why not let your wild side loose on the city's eclectic nightlife scene.

H OW MUC H & WH E N START WAIKIKI & FINISH WAIKIKI

2018

CODE

STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 2018

2 NIGHTS TWIN HI3S

2 NIGHTS SINGLE HI3S

A$545

A$925

CODE

2019 4 NIGHTS TWIN HI5S

4 NIGHTS SINGLE HI5S

A$969

A$1735

CODE

2019 2 NIGHTS TWIN HI3S

2 NIGHTS SINGLE HI3S

A$555

A$949

CODE

4 NIGHTS TWIN HI5S

4 NIGHTS SINGLE HI5S

A$995

A$1779

Conditions: There is no Contiki Trip Manager included on this stopover package. For twin-share accommodation, both persons must book at the same time, using the same booking reference number. prices include appropriate taxes & service charges. The breakfast voucher is valid only with the stopover package.

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ORLANDO EXPLORER 3 OR 5Ì DAYS

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A$640 *

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FROM

NE W

A$214 *PP/PD

LIVE OUT YOUR DISNEY FANTASIES UNDER THE GLORIOUS FLORIDA SUNSHINE

ORLANDO FLORIDA

WH AT Y O U NE E D TO KN O W ESSENTIALS

• Our accommodation package includes a 1 day or 2 day park to park Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure pass • Daily voucher for breakfast • Easy access to the amusement parks & shopping

START

4PM CHECK-IN

DAY 1 Arrive Orlando Welcome to Orlando, a city full of surprises. After checking in, the options on how to spend the day are endless. Poolside chilling, downtown Disney exploring, or USA indulgence food taste testing, are just a few ideas to get you started.

END

1

ORLANDO FLORIDA

DAY 2 Orlando Today head to the place where dreams come true, the iconic Disney World. With Mickey Mouse ears firmly on your heads, let loose on the rides and meet all your Disney faves.

DAY 3 Orlando With a trip to Universal Studios also on the cards, we only hope you budgeted for butterbeer. Get up close and personal with the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park and let all your potterhead fantasies come true at Hogwarts.

11AM CHECK-OUT

DAY 5 Depart Orlando Having treated your inner kid to the time of its life, it’s time to say our goodbyes and wrap up your short but sweet Orlando odyssey. One more glass of Florida OJ for the road?

5

(2 or 4 nights)

WHERE TO STAY The Contiki hotel is set on the I-ride trolley route & offers free shuttles to Universal & Walt Disney World. When you are ready for some shopping check out the plethora of outlet shopping or rent a car & head over to Kennedy Space Center & Cocoa Beach.

#ORLANDOEXPLORER

START END

DAY 4 Orlando Today is all about adventure. Pay a visit to our friends at the Kennedy Space Center for some intergalactic exploring, or have a chilled tanning session at Cocoa Beach or shop till you drop at all the outlet malls.The choice is yours…

1

Itinerary Day

H OW MUC H & WH E N CODE: OR3S/OR5S

START ORLANDO & FINISH ORLANDO

STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

1ST AUG 2018 – 31ST MARCH 2019

CODE

1ST APRIL 2019 TO 31ST MARCH 2020

2 NIGHTS TWIN HI3S

2 NIGHTS SINGLE HI3S

A$640

A$775

CODE

4 NIGHTS TWIN HI5S

4 NIGHTS SINGLE HI5S

A$945

A$1215

CODE

2 NIGHTS TWIN HI3S

2 NIGHTS SINGLE HI3S

A$650

A$795

CODE

4 NIGHTS TWIN HI5S

4 NIGHTS SINGLE HI5S

A$965

A$1250

Conditions: There is no Contiki Trip Manager included on this stopover package. For twin-share accommodation, both persons must book at the same time, using the same booking reference number. prices include appropriate taxes & service charges. The breakfast voucher is valid only with the stopover package.

CONTIKI.COM/ORLANDO


DISCOVER

&

Mexico Central America

Make every moment count with our epic adventures in Mexico & Central America. Visit contiki.com/ latin for full details on these trips.

COAST TO CANOPIES 28 DAYS | 4 COUNTRIES

CONTIKI.COM/COAST-CANOPIES

PLAYAS OF PARADISE 22 DAYS | 4 COUNTRIES

CONTIKI.COM/PLAYAS-PARADISE

YUCATAN HIGHLIGHTS 6 DAYS | MEXICO

CONTIKI.COM/YUCATAN

MEXICAN FIESTA 8 DAYS | MEXICO

CONTIKI.COM/MEXICAN-FIESTA

LATIN LEGENDS

19 DAYS | 3 COUNTRIES

CONTIKI.COM/LATIN-LEGENDS

MEXICO GRANDE 12 DAYS | MEXICO

CONTIKI.COM/MEXICO-GRANDE

@SHANBAULCH

CARIBBEAN ENCOUNTER 10 DAYS | 3 COUNTRIES

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BEFORE YOU BOOK WHAT’S INCLUDED (ESSENTIALS)

All accommodation, transport, and a good handful of meals, are included in the cost of your Contiki trip (we offer breakfast every day, plus a cherry-picked selection of local, fresh and tasty meals). We also include our No Regrets Inclusions, which are basically the sights and activities we think you just can’t afford to miss. And then of course you also get our expert and highly trained dream-team of Contiki staff; our Trip Managers and Drivers, and Local Guides in the USA & Canada.

NOT INCLUDED

Flights, airport transfers or ferries to and from your start and end destination are not included in the cost of your trip. We also keep a number of meal times free for you to explore a region and its foodie offerings in greater detail, so budgeting for non-catered meals is important. In terms of activities, we also offer Free Time Add-Ons, which are not included in the overall price. Travel insurance and visas are also not included in the cost of your trip, and need to be booked separately.

AIRFARES

Flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the price. As detailed within our Booking Conditions (p.75) under ‘General’ we rely on international conventions regarding air travel & other transportation as specified. Through enrolment & payment for your trip you acknowledge & accept such. Individual electronic tickets may not be issued to you prior to travel due to the group nature of the air/flight booking. In such circumstances you acknowledge that by receipt of any applicable boarding pass &/or by boarding the aircraft you have accepted the airline’s terms & conditions of travel & the application of all relevant International Conventions & applicable national & international law governing air transportation.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Visas are super important and depending on your nationality you may require a visa to enter the USA & Canada. You are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Contact your travel agent (if applicable) to determine if you require a visa and how to get it. You will require a machine readable passport, your passport will need to be valid for at least six months after your arrival. Without enough validity, authorities may deny your entry into a country, even if you’re only staying for a short while. It is now mandatory that all nationals, or citizens, of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries who plan to travel to the United States for temporary business or pleasure under the VWP receive an electronic travel authorization through ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) prior to boarding a U.S. bound airplane or vessel. Applications must be filed online at least 72 hours prior to your departure date, at time of printing, the cost is currently US$14. For more information please visit: www.cbp.gov or www.travel.state.gov or talk to your travel agent. Please visit http://www.cic. gc.ca/english/visit/apply-who.asp to check whether you need a visa to enter Canada.

IMPORTANT 1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged. 2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience. (Contiki is not legally permitted to allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip.) 3. You must apply for all visas through your travel agent or local embassy before you leave home. 4. It is very important that the entry & exit dates are correct on the visa. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details.

PACKING HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING? For our USA & Canada trips, luggage is restricted to one decent sized, non-expanding suitcase, approximately 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” × 20” × 10” ) with a maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs.) plus one small hand/day bag that can be used as an overnight bag. Trips with internal flights may incur a fee by the airline for 1 piece of luggage (determined by airline policy and it is subject to change without notice) and will for additional or overweight bags & it is your responsibility to pay. Fees range from US$25$100. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on the trip. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk & baggage insurance is strongly

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recommended. If you have your own ski/boarding equipment, you may bring one pair of boots & skis or boots & snowboard. Otherwise, your Trip Manager can help arrange these for you in Lake Tahoe & on the Powder Rush trip. Note: Contiki is not responsible for any fees in regards to luggage, ski equipment or overweight bags.

WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR MY TRIP? Comfortable, casual clothing for day wear & ‘smart/ casual’ for dining & nights out. Remember that in Autumn/Winter you will need warmer clothing as well as a raincoat/jacket. A pair of comfortable walking shoes is essential. For further details, please refer to contiki.com.

TRAVEL INSURANCE DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE? A simple one - yes. It’s essential that you take out travel insurance to cover the likes of cancellation, personal injury and medical expenses before you travel with Contiki. Visit p.75 or contiki.com/ insurance for more information on this, and for a quote on what Contiki can offer.

SLEEPING WHERE WILL I STAY? Our hotel accommodation is always twin-share (except in some Unique Special Stays), staying in superior tourist class hotels, many of which are centrally located, with great facilities. Twin-share is 2 people sharing, either travelling together or as a same-sex room match. We also offer upgrades to single rooms for a supplement. Please note that on occasions the availability of single rooms at some hotels can be limited. There is WiFi at most hotel accommodation so you can gram/snap/chat to your heart’s content. Note: On occasion, due to reasons outside our control, alternative hotels may be used. Whilst it is always our intention to use hotels of a similar standard & location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. WiFi is not available at remote Special Stays.

TRIPS WITHIN TRIPS

You may notice on some of our trips that some groups join and leave at different stages. That’s because we offer shorter trips within a larger itinerary, giving greater choice & flexibility so our travellers can choose when they start their trip and how long they travel for. Life’s an adventure and one that’s best spent sharing new experiences with new friends. So, if you have the time don’t take a mini break, instead, choose to see as much of the USA & Canada as possible with us.

CONTIKI GLOSSARY

VISIT Your trip includes a stop and you’ll get the opportunity to visit a specific site. SEE/VIEW You will drive/pass by the site so that you can see it. SIGHTSEEING TOUR A guided tour of a city or site. ORIENTATION TOUR Places of interest are pointed out, allowing you to go and explore them in your own time.

WHAT ARE THE AGE RESTRICTIONS IN BARS & CASINOS? Laws in the United States dealing with purchasing alcohol, entering nightclubs, bars & gambling in casinos are strictly enforced. You must be 21 years of age & will be asked for identification. Acceptable forms of identification to prove age include a valid passport or United States driver’s license. Laws in Canada differ from the United States, with 18 being the legal age in Alberta & Quebec & 19 being the legal age in British Columbia & Ontario for the above activities.

MAKING YOUR BOOKING WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY? We get that sometimes plans change unexpectedly, so our cancellation policy offers you absolute flexibility and comes in two parts:

FREEDOM GUARANTEE The Freedom Guarantee policy ensures that even if your travel plans change, you’ll never miss out or be charged fees for changing your booking. If you want to change the dates of your trip, swap onto another trip or even change your trip for a different region entirely, that’s all possible, without incurring fees*.

FLEXDEPOSIT FlexDeposit is a policy you automatically get once you’ve paid a deposit on any Contiki trip, and works as credit towards a future Contiki adventure, ensuring your deposit money isn’t lost if you can’t travel on your original trip as intended. FlexDeposit can be used up until your 36th birthday, after which time it can then be transferred for use with any other travel brand within The Travel Corporation family of brands. It can also be gifted to a friend within 5 years of the original booking date. * You can find out more about both policies in the T&C's on p.75 & on the following websites: contiki.com/freedomguarantee contiki.com/flexdeposit

NOW THAT YOU’VE BOOKED REGISTERING AT MYCONTIKI Just like you, we want your trip to run as smoothly as possible, so before you travel, make sure you register your details online at My Contiki. This only takes a few minutes, and means we’ll have info on: • Your personal details, including your email address and phone number. Your emergency contact info, just in case we need it. • Any dietary requirements you may have. • You’ll also need to make sure your trip is paid in full 45 days prior to departure. You’ll also find out where your Contiki Trip will start & exactly what accommodation you’ll be staying in. Visit contiki.com/mycontiki

WHERE DOES MY CONTIKI START? All Contiki trips described in this brochure depart from one of the hotels detailed on contiki.com/staylonger. Please check your itinerary & travel voucher for departure information. Please check at the reception desk of your departure hotel for details of when & where to meet with your group. Refer to contiki.com for details of pre-departure get-togethers & trip departure times.

CAN I STAY LONGER? Planning a few extra days? See our Special Hotel Rates in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Waikiki/Maui, Las Vegas, New York, New Orleans, Orlando, San Francisco, Vancouver & Calgary detailed on contiki.com/staylonger.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS HOW DO I KNOW WHAT FREE TIME ADD-ONS ARE ON MY TRIP? Look out for the F symbol on our trip pages for the Add-Ons available on each trip. A full list of Add-Ons and approximate costs will also be sent to you with your travel documents, around 21 days before your trip departs.

HOW DO I PAY FOR FREE TIME ADD-ONS? Payment for your Free Time Add-Ons is made direct to your Trip Manager on your trip. You can choose to pay in cash (local currency) or by credit or debit card as long as they have the PIN attached. Note: It’s a good idea to let your bank know you’re travelling & check if there is a daily transaction limit, so you always have access to money when you need it.

MONEY WHAT WILL I NEED MONEY FOR ON THE TRIP? In terms of spending money, you’ll need to budget for the following: • Any meals (normally lunches and dinners) that are not included. The trip page lists included meals look out for these: (B,L,D) • Any Free Time Add-Ons you would like to do on your trip. • Any additional sightseeing you plan on doing in your Free Time, that is not covered either by our No Regrets Inclusions or Free Time Add-Ons. • Any additional personal expenses. This includes alcohol, shopping, and any evening entertainment not included.

CONTIKI+

We're massive fans of our Contiki Travellers, particularly those that love us so much they come back for more. That’s why when you travel with us; we’ll offer you up to 5% discount on the land portion of selected trips from then on. And we’ve even wrestled our TTC sister brands (found here ttc.com) into offering the same.

NO COMPULSORY TIPPING - REWARD ONLY

EXCELLENCE!

Within the USA & Canada, in service industries tipping is common practice, although entirely optional, and not an expectation. If you feel your Contiki Team has delivered an outstanding level of service throughout your trip you may wish to tip them, but this is at your discretion, no one else’s.

HEALTH DO I NEED VACCINATIONS? At the time this brochure went to press (May, 2018), 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, e.g. antihistamines, antibiotics.

SAFETY INFORMATION

Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further information in this regard. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions.

BOOKING SECURITY

Contiki has been running trips for young people since 1962 & is a member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). The members include all the major tour operators who are financially bonded for your security & who maintain the highest standards. With the guarantees of these organisations, you know your holiday & money are secure with Contiki.

BROCHURE AUTHENTICITY We have put a great deal of effort into producing this brochure. The information given & literature produced by Contiki has been compiled with care & is published in good faith (this includes Contiki. com & our ebrochures). Sometimes, because of circumstances outside our control, we have to alter some activities due to seasonal closing or repairs to buildings, etc., especially early or late in the season. If this happens, alternatives will be arranged.

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS Photos courtesy of © Tunnel Mountain Resort p.12 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Pod 39 Hotel p.12-p.13 Hotel Room & Lounge Room. Photos courtesy of © Wasington Park Hotel p.13 Hotel Room & Swimming Pool. Photos courtesy of © That Travel Moment p.14 Contiki Coach.

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Mt. Robson

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KAMLOOPS

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START ICON: Shows the city where you will start your trip.

END ICON: Shows the city where you wil finish your trip. VISIT: Shows places you’ll visit but not stay the night ITINERARY DAY: Shows which day of 1 the trip you will arrive in a city. 11 9 ITINERARY END DAY: These icons show the day of the trip you arrive, in the end city and the day the trip finishes. SPECIAL STAY: Nights are spent at unique, 1 special accommodation. END

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW PANEL ACCOMMODATION: Shows you how many nights & what style of accommodation you’ll be sleeping in. MEALS: Shows the number of meals included in each trip. ESSENTIALS: All of the things included on a Contiki trip as standard. FREE TIME ADD-ONS: Some of the top experiences you can do, that aren’t included in the price of your trip. NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS: Some of the top experiences you will have included in the price of your trip.

PRICE PANEL USA & CANADA 2018/20 CODE: CRCR START VANCOUVER & FINISH VANCOUVER

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BOOKING CONDITIONS Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below. 4.4 The new departure price would not be eligible for early payment Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from OUR RESPONSIBILITIES the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. responsibility or liability if travellers’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. discounts (EPD) if within 45 days before departure 1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability & at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is only made between you & us upon your booking being confirmed & accepted by us & our confirmation thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs & exchange rates as at 25th April, 2018. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to make a surcharge on the price of your holiday. If a booking is made and confirmed at a price which is erroneous we may correct our error by notifying you. Unless we agree to honour the erroneous price, you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. Should the total trip price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land trip has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges & 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. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 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, & 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 holiday 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 & nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any trip departure. 4. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (May, 2018) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing trips & transportation to give you good value for money. 4.3 Contiki will guarantee to match you up with someone of the same sex when booked in a share room configuration. 4.4 Contiki constantly strives to improve trip itineraries & features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries & to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our changes or cancellations. 4.5 We reserve the right to alter or substitute the type, size of vehicle and/ or the style of transport mentioned in the brochure, resulting in occasionally having to utilise transport without some of the features promoted including WiFi & power outlets. 4.6 Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Contiki guestrooms and/or the public areas of most properties. In many itineraries there is paid WiFi on-board the coaches. The WiFi on the coaches uses the cellular phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Your travel agent or Contiki Specialist 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 or Contiki Specialist 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 & when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided &/or fees payable under the trip programme. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your trip shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid. 6. AIR ARRANGEMENTS 6.1 Reservations/Ticketing: If an air reservation is made by Contiki payment in full may be required for your airfare at the time of booking your flights in relation to your Contiki holiday to get you to the starting point of your holiday and from the ending point of your holiday. On receipt of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a trip including flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes and/or corrections may either not be allowed or may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Contiki) change prices and routes from time to time. All air routings are in the sole control of the airline and are subject to change at any time. Contiki reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Contiki will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling. 6.2 Air Cancellation: Cancellations incur a service fee of A$35 per person, plus any airline penalties. Airline imposed penalties may be up to 100% of the air ticket price. Published Fares, Priced Match Fares, Promo Fares and some other airfares booked are non-refundable. 6.3 Airline Availability: Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Contiki does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single trip departure date.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of A$200, per person per trip, or the full amount payable if the booking is made within 45 days of your departure from Australia, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first instalment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable deposit of A$200 per person per trip 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.

2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 Credit Card Bookings: Contiki should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the card expiration date and the customer verification code. A surcharge of 1% will be applied at the time of payment. 2.2 The balance of the holiday must be paid no later than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. When making multi-trip bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia. 2.3 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled & cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.4 Tickets & other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure from Australia. 2.5 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure date from Australia, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking & we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.6 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking & apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Freedom Guarantee/FlexDeposit : We know that travel plans can change. If you need to cancel for any reason, your deposit will remain secure until you’re ready to use it. Or if you can’t go, your deposit value is also transferable, so you can gift your deposit at no extra cost. The value of the original deposit can be used as credit towards booking a new trip. The original deposit refers to the trip deposit only and excludes any additional deposits such as Inca Trail, or flights. Any monies already refunded are not applicable. The FlexDeposit will be applied as a discount on the final payment of your new trip. The amount allowed to be redeemed is equal to the original deposit amount paid. In the case of multiple deposits due to back to back trips, only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined. However multiple trips can be booked using multiple FlexDeposits. Valid on all Contiki trips 7 days or longer. Credit is valid until the client turns 36. i.e fitting within Contiki’s age limit as per Contiki’s booking conditions. After turning 36 years of age, the FlexDeposit can be used with one of our sister brands, get inspired here ttc.com/brands. Credit can also be gifted to family or friends. To gift to family or friend the customer must email confirmation to Contiki stating the nominated name. Gifting only valid within 5 calendar years of the original booking. (eg cancelled in 2014, valid on trips up to end of 2019). FlexDeposit is not valid on existing bookings. FlexDeposit has no cash value and is non-refundable. FlexDeposit is not combinable with Early Payment Discounts or Last Minute Deals within 120 days of original travel date. 3.2 If you cancel more than 45 days before departure, your A$200 deposit will not be refunded. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost & expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price & is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE Over 45 days notice:..........................................................Deposit is forfeited 45-22 days:............................................................................ 25% of trip fare 21-8 days:.............................................................................. 30% of trip fare 7-1 days:................................................................................ 50% of trip fare Day of departure: .................................................................100% of trip fare Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the trip deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday 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. All Cancellation policies valid as at 17th May, 2018, and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at time of booking. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to & after your trip booking, such as pre & post accommodation & transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the trip 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 GOLD SEAL PROTECTION Contiki’s Gold Seal Additional Protection plan costs only A$99 per person (payable with your deposit only & non refundable) and includes: On Your Holiday – Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the trip for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, illness or death, you and your companion will be refunded up to A$90 per person per day for the unused portion of the holiday (note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A doctor’s certificate is required. Return Flight Security – If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should fall sick* while you are on your Contiki guided holiday, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip tickets on Contiki’s recommended airline(s) booked through Contiki from Australia. *Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied Pre-Paid Cancellation Option – Your deposit and/or payment to Contiki will be refunded in full or you will have the option to carry it over to another Contiki or TTC holiday should you cancel your holiday for any reason prior to 30 days from departure date from Australia (or 30 days prior to your trip departure if travelling in Australia). This cancellation option covers land arrangements made by Contiki only. If the Australian Government DFAT advice for the destination changes to “Reconsider the need to travel” or “Do not travel” you may have your deposit and / or payment refunded at any time or you will have the option to carry it over to another TTC holiday. Prior to departure from Australia your airfares are not covered by Gold Seal. We recommend you take out Covermore Travel Insurance specifically covering the value of your airfares should you cancel your holiday (Please review Covermore terms and conditions around cancellation cover). We are happy to help you with arranging that travel insurance. Any rebooking costs of airfares prior to departure are not covered by Gold Seal. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternate departure date of any available trip, you may do so subject to availability. 4.2 If the change is requested 45 days before the original trip departure no fee will be charged. 4.3 A change of booking within 45 days of original trip departure will be treated as a cancellation and normal cancellation fees will apply (as detailed in section 3). However trip deposits can be used as credit to a new trip, see FlexDeposit.

4.5 A name change to a different person will be treated as a cancellation. 4.6 A fee will be charged for any alteration to airline arrangements made by Contiki as per clause 3. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS & 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 Clients must be aged between 18 & 35 inclusive to travel on Contiki trips. Legislation in various states in Australia has highlighted the issue of Age Discrimination. In terms of style & content, all of Contiki’s worldwide holidays are specifically designed for a particular age group. This fact should be recognised when you book one of our holidays. 5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable & memorable travel experience for all travellers. Contiki welcomes travellers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: • Travellers are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodation. • All travellers must ensure they are medically & physically fit for travel. Contiki may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the trip. Contiki may also exclude an individual from participating in a trip or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety. • Contiki does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any traveller who requires services of a personal nature. • Contiki does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the traveller’s expense. Contiki is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on trip, or for the quality of the care or services received. • Travellers should be aware some trips include rough terrain, extensive walking over uneven pavement, steps & locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the trip, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers, hotels & other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodation on international trips may differ from those in Australia. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodation for travellers travelling on international trips. • Contiki may, at its sole discretion, decline the booking of any traveller or remove any traveller who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s terms & conditions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a traveller is removed from a trip. Travellers agree not to hold Contiki or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these booking conditions. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements & costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority & decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative & the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment & well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers & any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously & may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation & related costs & 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 staff &/or a Contiki Trip Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the traveller occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organisations 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 holiday before your departure as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of failing to obtain necessary visas. Any costs whatsoever regarding obtaining, replacing or changing visas whilst on trip (including accommodation, meals, flights and transfers incurred due to associated delays) are at your own expense. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Trip Managers or representatives may take photographs & films of you while you are on holiday & that these may be used in our brochures &/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs &/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Trip Manager or Contiki Representative during the course of the holiday & if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday 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 The contract & all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to Australian Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.1 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 & enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.2 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/ traveller costs. 6. COMPULSORY INSURANCE Travel insurance is compulsory on our trips, and we have some of the best deals on rates. Visit contiki.com/insurance. It is compulsory that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki holiday. We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancellation, personal liability and loss of personal property. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain

Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate insurance and we recommend you purchase your insurance at or soon after booking your trip. You also agree to indemnify us against all thirdparty claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday 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 trip. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE Airfares to & from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport & visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, personal expense money, medical fees, sightseeing, visits & entrance fees, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Trip Managers, Drivers & Local Guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, Free Time options & anything else not listed in the ‘snapshot’ section of the itinerary pages within this brochure. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions. 10. LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS Luggage is restricted to one reasonable sized, non-expanding suitcase size up to 29” x 20” x 10” (73cm x 50cm x 25cm) and the maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs.) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. No metal frame backpacks are allowed. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on trip.

GENERAL

1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you & 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 authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the trip operating company. At any time & 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 & 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 travellers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international conventions, national and international law, 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 & 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 & 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 & delay to travellers & luggage. Enrolment in & payment for a trip shall constitute agreement & acceptance by the traveller of the terms & 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 & other service providers are subject to the terms & conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, & other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay & 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 third-parties, 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 disabled travellers (see also 5.3 under Holiday 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 holiday 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. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from August 2018 to March 2020. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by: Contiki US Holdings Inc, 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA, 92805 with the exception of the Mexico trips on p.73 which are operated by Journey Mexico, Francisco Medina Ascencio #2039, Interior #205, Puerto Vallarta Jalisco CP 48333 Mexico. 4. CONTIKI IS REPRESENTED IN: Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey. DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by us. This information will be passed on to the principal and to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Certain information may also be passed on to security or credit checking companies. We will only pass your information on to persons responsible for your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers we will be unable to provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.). Where the data might be passed on for marketing purposes, you have the right to opt out of future marketing. You also have a right of access to data held which can be obtained by writing to Contiki Holidays Ltd, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 2JH. This brochure was published in May 2018 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market. Please see contiki.com for complete & up to date terms & conditions.

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