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LAUTERBRUNNEN, SWITZERLAND

2019 – 2020

WHAT ’S

NEW

INTRODUCIN G IC ONIC ESSENTIAL S A new & improved travel style centered around iconic experiences, all for less. Learn more on p.62

A NEW LOOK AUSTRIAN GASTHOF

IMMERSIVE FOOD EXPERIENCES

Our Special Stay, Gasthof Schoneck, as you’ve never seen it before. Head to p.16 to see where you’ll stay.

Dining with locals in the comfort of their own homes? That’s EatWith. Get a taste on p.14.

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@KRISTYMAREE

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HELLO AFRIC A , ISRAEL & JORDAN All new trips in all new destinations. Discover more on p.172.

MORE FREE TIME C ONTIKI C ARES Contiki and Treadright are making travel matter, more on p.22.

We’ve created a bunch of trips with extra free time. Check them out on p.38, p.106, p.108 & p.136.

C ONTENTS

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Travel with No Regrets What’s new We’ve got Europe covered The Contiki difference Ways to travel

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Experiences with No Regrets Food Accommodation Our Team Transportation

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Contiki Cares Better together Six-two TTC Buy with confidence

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Savings and deals Q&A All our trips Trips by country Top trips

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LAUTERBRUNNEN, SWITZERLAND

2019 – 2020

WHAT ’S

NEW

INTRODUCIN G IC ONIC ESSENTIAL S A new & improved travel style centered around iconic experiences, all for less. Learn more on p.62

A NEW LOOK AUSTRIAN GASTHOF

IMMERSIVE FOOD EXPERIENCES

Our Special Stay, Gasthof Schoneck, as you’ve never seen it before. Head to p.16 to see where you’ll stay.

Dining with locals in the comfort of their own homes? That’s EatWith. Get a taste on p.14.

p.62

p. 16 p.14

@KRISTYMAREE

p. 22

p.172

HELLO AFRIC A , ISRAEL & JORDAN All new trips in all new destinations. Discover more on p.172.

MORE FREE TIME C ONTIKI C ARES Contiki and Treadright are making travel matter, more on p.22.

We’ve created a bunch of trips with extra free time. Check them out on p.38, p.106, p.108 & p.136.

C ONTENTS

LAUTERBRUNNEN,SWITZERLAND

Travel with No Regrets What’s new We’ve got Europe covered The Contiki difference Ways to travel

p.2 p.4 p.5 p.8 p.10

Experiences with No Regrets Food Accommodation Our Team Transportation

p.12 p.14 p.16 p.18 p.20

Contiki Cares Better together Six-two TTC Buy with confidence

p.22 p.24 p.26 p.28 p.30

Savings and deals Q&A All our trips Trips by country Top trips

p.31 p.185 p.187 p.188 p.189


EUROPE SUMMER 2019

CONTIKI.COM

WE’VE GOT T R AV E L E R P I C K S EUROPEAN DISCOVERY

BLUE LAGOON

The one that gives you 12 days of pure Italian bliss p.112

12 days

COVERED

REYKJAVIK SELFOSS

Soak in the famous Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik

GREEK ISLAND HOPPING

The one that gives you a taste of Europe’s highlights for those tight on time p.36 10 days

Kickstart your trip from our London home, see p.29.

EGYPT & THE NILE

The one that gives you the ultimate Greek Island experience exploring Mykonos, Santorini & Ios p.108 13 days

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WEST HIGHLANDS EDINBURGH GLASGOW

The one that brings you face-to-face with Pharaohs & world wonders in enigmatic Egypt p.121 8 days

SCOTLAND

LONDONDERRY NORTHERN IRELAND

EUROPEAN MAGIC

THE BASEMENT

ICELAND

SIMPLY ITALY

The one that uncovers Europe’s finest in 13 days, complete with Bavarian beer & gondola rides p.37 13 days

Europe

SPAIN, MOROCCO & PORTUGAL

LAKE DISTRICT

BELFAST

YORK MANCHESTER LIVERPOOL

IRELAND GALWAY

DUBLIN

ENGLAND

The one that does 2 continents in 2 weeks under the Iberian sun 15 days

p.117

AMSTERDAM

WARWICK

WALES

CORK

CARDIFF

BRISTOL

NETHERLANDS

LONDON

BELGUIM

DID YOU KNOW?

MOST POPULAR COUNTRIES SPAIN Spanish Spree 14 days Spain, Morocco & Portugal 15 days Ibiza & Beyond 9 days

I T A LY p.116 p.117 p.66

Simply Italy 12 days Italian Espresso 8 days European Magic 10 days

FRANCE p.112 p.114 p.36

European Discovery 12 days Western Rocker 8 days European Highlights 15 days

GREECE p.37 p.78 p.68

CLIFFS OF MOHER

Greek Island Hopping 13 days p.108 Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape 9 days p.75 Mediterranean Escape 10 days p.106

Be blown away (almost literally) by the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

AFRICA MIDDLE EAST

PAMPLONA SALAMANCA PORTO

European Trail 24 days European Quest 26 days European Vistas 24 days European Experience 21 days Iberian Peninsula & Morocco 21 days European Escapade 26 days

p.76 p.81 p.52 p.70 p.118 p.86

New for 2019, see more on p172.

BARCELONA

MADRID

PORTUGAL

AND THE

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AIX-ENPROVENCE NIC FRE RIV

BILBAO

EGYPT

European Magic 10 days European Discovery 13 days Greek Island Hopping 13 days Ireland 8 days Simply Italy 12 days Egypt & the Nile 8 days

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AVIGNON

SAN SEBASTIAN

JORDAN

A MONTH OFF

LYON

BORDEAUX

@MSKNIELSEN

BACK IN 2 WEEKS

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FRANCE

ISRAEL

MOROCCO

Have a look at all our trips on p.187.

PARIS

You can end most of our Iconic Essentials & Discoverer trips in London, Paris or Amsterdam. Look out for the flag for options of where to end on each trip page.

SPAIN VALENCIA

LISBON

IBIZA

CORDOBA

UGANDA KENYA

SEVILLE

GRANADA

TANZANIA

ZIMBABWE BOTSWANA

T H E M E Z Q U I TA SOUTH AFRICA

Let your eyes be dazzled by The Mezquita, Cordoba


EUROPE SUMMER 2019

CONTIKI.COM

WE’VE GOT T R AV E L E R P I C K S EUROPEAN DISCOVERY

BLUE LAGOON

The one that gives you 12 days of pure Italian bliss p.112

12 days

COVERED

REYKJAVIK SELFOSS

Soak in the famous Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik

GREEK ISLAND HOPPING

The one that gives you a taste of Europe’s highlights for those tight on time p.36 10 days

Kickstart your trip from our London home, see p.29.

EGYPT & THE NILE

The one that gives you the ultimate Greek Island experience exploring Mykonos, Santorini & Ios p.108 13 days

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SKAFTAFELL SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

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WEST HIGHLANDS EDINBURGH GLASGOW

The one that brings you face-to-face with Pharaohs & world wonders in enigmatic Egypt p.121 8 days

SCOTLAND

LONDONDERRY NORTHERN IRELAND

EUROPEAN MAGIC

THE BASEMENT

ICELAND

SIMPLY ITALY

The one that uncovers Europe’s finest in 13 days, complete with Bavarian beer & gondola rides p.37 13 days

Europe

SPAIN, MOROCCO & PORTUGAL

LAKE DISTRICT

BELFAST

YORK MANCHESTER LIVERPOOL

IRELAND GALWAY

DUBLIN

ENGLAND

The one that does 2 continents in 2 weeks under the Iberian sun 15 days

p.117

AMSTERDAM

WARWICK

WALES

CORK

CARDIFF

BRISTOL

NETHERLANDS

LONDON

BELGUIM

DID YOU KNOW?

MOST POPULAR COUNTRIES SPAIN Spanish Spree 14 days Spain, Morocco & Portugal 15 days Ibiza & Beyond 9 days

I T A LY p.116 p.117 p.66

Simply Italy 12 days Italian Espresso 8 days European Magic 10 days

FRANCE p.112 p.114 p.36

European Discovery 12 days Western Rocker 8 days European Highlights 15 days

GREECE p.37 p.78 p.68

CLIFFS OF MOHER

Greek Island Hopping 13 days p.108 Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape 9 days p.75 Mediterranean Escape 10 days p.106

Be blown away (almost literally) by the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

AFRICA MIDDLE EAST

PAMPLONA SALAMANCA PORTO

European Trail 24 days European Quest 26 days European Vistas 24 days European Experience 21 days Iberian Peninsula & Morocco 21 days European Escapade 26 days

p.76 p.81 p.52 p.70 p.118 p.86

New for 2019, see more on p172.

BARCELONA

MADRID

PORTUGAL

AND THE

p.36 p.37 p.108 p.102 p.112 p.121

AIX-ENPROVENCE NIC FRE RIV

BILBAO

EGYPT

European Magic 10 days European Discovery 13 days Greek Island Hopping 13 days Ireland 8 days Simply Italy 12 days Egypt & the Nile 8 days

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AVIGNON

SAN SEBASTIAN

JORDAN

A MONTH OFF

LYON

BORDEAUX

@MSKNIELSEN

BACK IN 2 WEEKS

S CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX

FRANCE

ISRAEL

MOROCCO

Have a look at all our trips on p.187.

PARIS

You can end most of our Iconic Essentials & Discoverer trips in London, Paris or Amsterdam. Look out for the flag for options of where to end on each trip page.

SPAIN VALENCIA

LISBON

IBIZA

CORDOBA

UGANDA KENYA

SEVILLE

GRANADA

TANZANIA

ZIMBABWE BOTSWANA

T H E M E Z Q U I TA SOUTH AFRICA

Let your eyes be dazzled by The Mezquita, Cordoba


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GEIRANGER

FINLAND

GJOVIK

VOSS

NORWAY

HELSINKI

OSLO

ST PETERSBURG STOCKHOLM

RED SQUARE Head into the heart of The Kremlin & Red Square, Moscow

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SWEDEN

RUSSIA

@LANAARMSTRONG

DENMARK MOSCOW

COPENHAGEN

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BELARUS

WARSAW

GERMANY

NETHERLANDS

POLAND

RHINE VALLEY

LGUIM KRAKOW

PRAGUE

CZECH REP.

HEIDELBERG MUNICH SWITZERLAND LUCERNE ON

SWISS ALPS

MILAN CINQUE TERRE

TYROL

AUSTRIA

VENICE SLOVENIA

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA

SALZBURG

BUDAPEST

HUNGARY

@SIMEONWHYLE

LJUBLJANA CROATIA

PLITVICE

ITALIAN FLORENCE RIVIERA

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BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

SERBIA

SOFIA

MONTENEGRO

BUDVA

NA AMALFI

BULGARIA

MACEDONIA

TIRANA SORRENTO

Soak your worries away at Széchenyi Baths, Budapest

SARAJEVO

SPLIT DUBROVNIK

ITALYROME

SZÉCHENYI

BELGRADE

ALBANIA CORFU

STRUGA

KAVALA CANAKKALE

GREECE

GALLIPOLI

TURKEY

PREVEZA DELPHI

ISTANBUL

ATHENS

OLYMPIA MYKONOS IOS

IZMIR KUSADASI BODRUM

SANTORINI

P O S I TA N O , A M A L F I Snap a panorama of picture-perfect Positano, Amalfi Coast

EVERY ONE OF OUR TRIPS DID YOU KNOW HAS A UNIQUE HASHTAG You can also start our High Check the hashtag on most the tripofpage and Energy & Discoverer trips from Paris let the alumni of 2018 inspire your 2019 or Amsterdam? European summer.

OVERNIGHT STOPS CONTIKI EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL STAYS

PAMUKKALE RHODES

BLUE MOSQUE Tour through the 20,000 blue tiles of the Blue Mosque, Istanbul


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THE CONTIKI DIFFERENCE

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REAL EXPERIENCES All of the icons, the things you can only do with Contiki and a few unexpected surprises along the way. Our experiences are designed around you. Do as many or as little as you like. Your trip, your rules. See more on p.12.

For over 50 years, we’ve been fine-tuning the secret formula needed to make the ultimate travel experience. We know you need the essentials included (like lots of wifi), but we also know you need more than that. You want accommodation that isn’t just comfortable but is also part of the experience. You’re looking for experiences you might not be able to find on you own. We know you’re after local insight – someone who’s done it all before

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and who gives tried and tested advice. With this in mind, our secret formula isn’t so secret after all. In actual fact, it comes down to 5 key ingredients which make all the difference.

GONDOLA RIDE, VENICE, ITALY, @STEPHCEBALLOS

Others may do some things well, we do all of these better.

THE BEST TEAM You know that friend who’s traveled everywhere and has a nose for what’s good? That’s our team. Bursting with equal amounts of local insight and infectious enthusiasm, these guys are at the top of their game and know how to deliver the goods. See more on p.18.

TRIP MANAGER CARLY AT PLITVICE LAKES, CROATIA

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EAT LOCAL Cooking classes, local family run restaurants and immersive dining experiences that will see you eating in locals’ homes – just a taste of what we do with food. We’ve taste-tested (just to be sure) all in pursuit of foodie excellence. See more on p.14.

PASTA-MAKING CLASS, ROME, ITALY


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UNIQUE ACCOMMODATION So, so important to us. We own our own properties in Europe, we’ve partnered with some of the coolest hostel brands on the continent and we’ve researched the comfiest 3 & 4-star hotels available. We’ve done the research, now it’s your turn to enjoy it all. See more on p.16.

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ITH A C OMPANY WHO C ARES

We’re committed to sustainable tourism and treading lightly. See more on p.22.

AND (OF COURSE) FAR OUT BEACH CLUB, IOS, GREECE

WE’VE GOT EVERYTHING ELSE COVERED TOO

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AWESOME PEOPLE And finally, you guys – you’re the final ingredient. Being exclusively 18-35 means you’ll meet people from all over the world who just get you. Laughter, adventure and friendships all guaranteed. See more on p.24.

LOADS OF FREE TIME All of our trips include loads of free time each day to make your experience entirely your own.

WIFI Stay connected to the world every step of the way; on our coaches, at our properties and at most hotels.

COMFY TRANSPORTATION Our coaches are sleek, sexy and efficient and make the journey around Europe half the fun.

NO COMPULSORY TIPPING No hidden costs here; tip what you like, when you like and only if you like. SANTORINI, GREECE


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WAYS TO TRAVEL

Travel experiences created with you in mind.

Our different travel styles are all about giving you choice. Differentiated by how many places you want to visit and how much you want included in the price, it means you know exactly what you’re getting when you travel with us. No matter the style, every trip with us delivers value without compromise.

ICONIC ESSENTIALS STRETCH YOUR BUDGET Explore the continent with only the essentials included to keep costs down. Customize your trip with Free Time Add-Ons and sleep in accommodation that’s simple, unique and super fun. See p.62 for more.

EIFFEL TOWER, PARIS, FRANCE, @CHLOEIBBOTSON

BOAT TOUR OF CAPRI, ITALY

LEMON GROVE, AMALFI COAST, ITALY

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER GO LOCAL Culturally rich, food-centric and geared towards getting in deep with a particular country or region, plus nights spent in cozy twin share hotels. See p.96 for more.

DISCOVERER S E E I T ALL, DO IT ALL See more of Europe on our most popular travel style, with a wide range of experiences included, spending your nights in comfy twin share hotels. See p.32 for more.


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ICONIC ESSENTIALS

DISCOVERER

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

STRETCH YOUR BUDGET

S E E I T AL L , D O I T ALL

GO LOCAL

D E S TI N ATIONS

Experience many countries and cultures all on one trip

Experience many countries and cultures all on one trip

Explore one region or country in depth

E X PE R I E N C ES S E E P. 1 2

Just the essentials included, visiting all the icons

Visit the must sees, plus lots of can’t miss experiences included in the cost of your trip

Lots of included local experiences, centered around cultural immersion

FOOD

Breakfast included every day

Breakfast included every day

Breakfast included every day

Local restaurant meals included

Local restaurant meals included

Local restaurant meals included

Homemade meals at Special Stays & Cabin Villages, with menus designed by a Masterchef judge, made with locally-sourced ingredients

Cultural foodie experiences, like wine tastings and cooking lessons

Immersive dining experiences in locals’ homes on every trip

Hostels, Cabin Villages & Special Stays

3 & 4 star hotels

3 & 4 star hotels

Maximum quad-share

Twin-share only

Twin-share only

Simple, unique & fun

Close to the action

Local & more central

Trip Manager & Driver on hand and in-the-know

Trip Manager & Driver on hand and in-the-know

Trip Manager & Driver who are regional specialists

On-Site Team at Special Stays & Cabin Villages

Our network of Local Guides

Our network of Local Guides

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ACCOMMODATION S E E P. 1 6

TE A M S E E P. 1 8

TR A N S PO RTAT ION Seamless transportation included to

Locally-run cooking classes

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get you from A to B on our state-of the-art coaches

Seamless transportation included to get you from A to B on our state-of the-art coaches

Seamless transportation included to get you from A to B on our state-of the-art coaches

PR I CE

Summer from US$142 per day✱ Winter from US$132 per day✝

Summer from US$152 per day✱ Winter from US$144 per day✝

Summer from US$137 per day✱ Winter from US$129 per day✝

✱ Quest to London deps April 4th to April 18th, 2019. ✝ Mediterranean Quest January 9th to March 19th, 2020.

✱ European Inspiration April 13th, 2019. ✝ European Vistas January 11th to March 7th, 2020.

✱ Turkish Adventure September 8th, 2019. ✝ Spanish Spree February 10th to March 16th, 2020.

S E E DE A L S ON P.31

Plus, check out our other awesome travel styles.

SAILING & CRUISE

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS

SKI & SNOWBOARD

CAMPING

Sun, sea & sand. See p.144 for more.

For life’s moments. See p.162 for more.

Keep it cozy. See p.156 for more.

Sleep under the stars. See p.154 for more.

NEW FOR 2019: WANT MORE TIME? Some of our trips spend 3 nights in each destination, giving you extra free time to explore at your own pace. Check out the trips on p.38, p.106, p.108 & p.136.


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EXPERIENCES WITH NO REGRETS Make every moment count –– that’s what our experiences are all about. Travel is about the places you visit, but it’s what you do in that destination that really makes the difference. You want to be amazed. You want to connect to a culture. You want to do something utterly incredible; something you never even knew you could do. So that’s how we’ve designed our experiences. Iconic, unique and unexpected, take your pick and create a trip that is bespoke to you and your budget. We split out experiences into two groups – No Regrets Inclusions and Free Time Add-Ons.

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS These experiences are included in the cost of your trip, they’re the ones you just can’t afford to miss. Because if wine tasting in Tuscany isn’t an essential, then we don’t know what is.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS Want to do something awesome with your free time? Take your pick from our menu of Add-Ons. These are the kinds of experiences you never even imagined you’d be doing in Europe, available to buy once you’re on your trip.

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The icons. THE THINGS YOU CAN’T MISS. You’re coming to Europe, so damn right you want to check off seeing the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, the Acropolis, or that Insta fabled Santorini sunset. We’ll show you them all but with a Contiki twist, like skipping the 1000 person deep queue, or giving you insider access for the ultimate view.

The best views of the Eiffel Tower: from the top of Montparnasse Tower Learn about the 2000 year old Pantheon, Rome Soak in the famous Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik The impossible to recreate Pyramids, Cairo Check out famous street (wall) art at The Eastside Gallery, Berlin Enjoy a stein with entry to local beer hall Hofbrauhaus, Munich

Look out for the No Regrets Inclusions and Free Time Add-Ons icons on trip pages to see what you will experience on each trip. #NOREGRETS: 1. @emmoriaty, Gondola ride, Venice; 2. @britt_hercus, Plitvice, Croatia; 3. Dubrovnik old town walls, Croatia; 4. @hannagregg, Trevi Fountain, Rome 5. @contikievans, Mike’s Bikes, Munich; 6. Paragliding, Hopfgarten


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FREE TIME It’s important. Time to discover on your own, to get off the beaten path and hunt down those out-of-the-way experiences. Even time to get lost. We organize a bunch of stuff, but we also know having time to yourself is super important. All of our trips include loads of free time each day, giving you the freedom to do your own thing.

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The unique.

The unexpected.

THE THINGS YOU ONLY GET WITH CONTIKI.

THE THINGS THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU.

Tapping into the local culture of Europe is what we pride ourselves on and our experiences reflect this. Cooking classes, locally guided walks, street art tours, and even dining with locals in their own homes are just some of the unique experiences we have to offer and you can only get them with us.

With us, expect the unexpected. Who knew you’d be the one leading the plate smashing in Athens’ Plaka district dinner, or have the courage to brave the whitewater rapids of the Austrian Tyrol? We did. We do heaps of things we know you’ll love. Let us surprise you.

Il Pallagio wine tasting in a Tuscan castle, Tuscany Picnic to the top of the world, Beaujolais wine region Zen out with yoga on the Château lawn, Beaujolais wine region Captain’s cruise on Contiki legend George’s boat, Corfu Authentic Spanish food on a local’s rooftop with Eatwith, Seville Taste every flavor of schnapps after dinner with Austrian farmers, Tyrol

Get blown away (almost literally) by the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland Colorful houses, craggy cliffs and azure ocean of Cinque Terre, Italy Spy engineering genius in the salt mines, Krakow Soak up the serenity cruising the Geiranger Fjord, Norway Glacier hiking on top of the world at snowy Jungfrau, Switzerland Float through UNESCO listed, gorgeously colourful Burano, Venice

Important: Free Time Add-On activities are not included in the price of your trip. They are run by 3rd party operators and on occasion, for some of the activities, travelers may be required to sign a waiver to participate. Before you leave, it’s important that you check your 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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If you agree that to travel is to eat, you’ve come to the right place. Foodie friends, welcome to Munch. Munch is our food philosophy and sums up everything to do with food on Contiki: –– It’s breakfast every day, plus a handful of included lunches and dinners at local (and super cute) restaurants –– It’s our eclectic range of foodie centric Free Time Add-On experiences, like cooking classes and wine tastings

–– It’s our immersive dining experiences, courtesy of Eatwith, that will have you dining in the homes of locals –– And it’s the menus we’ve crafted with a Masterchef judge, for all of our Special Stays. Traditional French cassoulet, Austrian schnitzels, topped off with homemade éclairs, get in my belly…

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T H E L O C A L R E S TA U R A N T Available on every travel style Trip Manager Chiara at Raspo de Ua, Burano @justkiki_bre

Raspo de Ua, in Burano, sums up the Contiki restaurant experience for me. Local, family run and unassuming but hands down some of the best risotto and seafood you’ll ever eat. It’s a total family affair with Dad cooking in the back and Mum taking orders, and every person who visits made to feel part of the family. The smells coming from the kitchen hits you from the moment you walk in and the complimentary shot of Amaretto at the end just seals the deal. Simply bellissimo.

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CHECK OUT OUR RECIPES AND FOODIE VIDS ON CONTIKI.COM/ EUROPE/MUNCH

Seafood Risotto, Burano, Italy Pizza, Positano, Italy


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C O M E E AT W I T H M E Available on In-Depth Explorer Eatwith host, Giorgio in Milan @gramegna

I often get asked why I do Eatwith and really, the answer is simple – I want to share my love for food with others. From an early age I always wanted to be a chef; there’s something so special about the way in which food can create a connection between people, even if they don’t speak the same language. When I invite people into my kitchen, I normally start with

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THE CHÂTEAU CHEF Available on Iconic Essentials Contiki Chef, Bridie Flynn @bridieflynn

It’s 7am and already the market is buzzing. Chefs from the local restaurants are here to get the freshest produce so I have to move quick. Fortunately, I know what I need - 110 chicken thighs, 8 bunches of carrots, 8 bulbs of garlic and 48 wheels of Camembert. Back at the Château, it’s time to get prepping. Having

trained with a professional Masterchef, I know exactly what to do to get the most from these delicious, regional flavors. Every meal I make for the travelers who come through the Château is crafted with passion – I never knew I could love cooking so much until I started working here!

#MUNCH 1 Tapas, Seville, Spain 2 Eatwith Cooking Lesson, Milan, Italy 3 Homemade Coq Au Vin, Château de Cruix, France 4 Contiki Chef Tania, Hopfgarten, Austria

an Italian antipasti of meats and cheeses. For the main, I do a homemade tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce, cooked for 20 hours, followed up with tiramisu. And of course, Aperol Spritz or Italian wine on the side. I’ve lived in Milan for more than 10 years so I’m full of tips for people looking to see a different, more local side to the city. Ask me anything!

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IMMERSIVE DINING EXPERIENCES IN THE KITCHENS & HOMES OF LOCALS


more than just a bed Central hotels, cool hostels and Special Stays with a difference. These are the places you’ll stay in Europe. Think great locations, the best vibes and the ultimate experience for you. CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX, SPECIAL STAY, BEAUJOLAIS REGION, FRANCE

f you’re looking for accommodation that’s more than just a place to lay your head, you’re in the right spot. Depending on the travel style you choose, you’ll either be sleeping in comfy 3 and 4 star

hotels, awesome hostels, or our Special Stay properties that boast serious wow factor. Because no one has time for lumpy pillows when there’s a whole continent to explore.

STALK EXACTLY WHERE YOUʼLL BE STAYING ON EVERY TRIP OVER AT CONTIKI.COM/EUROPE/ACCOMMODATION

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hostels AVAILABLE ON ICONIC ESSENTIALS TRIPS MORE ON P.64

Partnering with some of Europe’s coolest hostel brands like Generator, Wombats, A&O, Plus and Via, means you are 100% guaranteed to love our

hostel accommodation. Think great locations, awesome social spaces and bars, a fun vibe, plus maximum quad-share in every room. PLUS HOSTEL, BERLIN

GENERATOR HOSTEL, MADRID

YELLOWHOSTEL,ROME

POSEIDON HOTEL, ATHENS

VIA HOSTEL, AMSTERDAM

hotels AVAILABLE ON DISCOVERER AND IN-DEPTH EXPLORER TRIPS MORE ON P.34 & P.98

3 and 4 star, often locally owned, our hotels are twin-share only and come complete with all the DIVANIPALACE,CORFU

essential mod cons. Plus they’re all located either centrally, or in the coolest neighborhoods in town. IBIS, MILAN

special stays NEW AND IMPROVED

AVAILABLE ON ICONIC ESSENTIALS TRIPS MORE ON P.64

A 16th century French château, a snuggly (and newly renovated) Austrian Gasthof and a traditional Swiss chalet – all ours (or rather, yours) to enjoy.

CONTIKIVILLAGE,ROME

Plus stay at our Contiki Cabin Villages throughout Europe. All totally Contiki exclusive, with Contiki-only parties happening on every single visit.

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PRESIDENT,ATHENS


T R AV E L W I T H THESE GUYS Professional, insightful and always ready to go, our team will bring Europe to life, right in front of your eyes. They are a never-ending source of knowledge (check out just how much they have to learn below), they know Europe even better than Google Maps and are

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to be part of our 2019 crew.

You know the friend who’s so well traveled and that always gives the best advice? That’s our crew of Trip Managers, Drivers, OnSite Team Members & Local Guides.

always on hand with a fun fact, local tip and killer playlist. They are the people who make your experience, and the guys who live and breathe our No Regrets approach to life, every single day.

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who became our Trip Managers.

CREW ON THE GROUND in Europe plus 100s more Local Guides.

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to know in depth.

to know like the back of their hand.

worth of fun facts given every day on pop culture, local life, food, art and architecture.

MAJOR DESTINATIONS

COFFEES DRANK per Trip Manager, each summer.

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by every driver each year.

right where you need them, all over Europe.

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of Europe covered by our coaches.

when you travel with us.

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C A R LY Trip Manager

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PART TIME YOGA TEACHER & FULL TIME ITALIAN FOOD LOVER

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Contiki Driver @hiajourney_

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KNOWS LITERALLY EVERY SINGLE TRAVEL HACK. TOP TIPS FOR DAYS

CAN SAY ‘YES, CHEF!’ IN THREE DIFFERENT LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, AFRIKAANS AND PORTUGUESE

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Trip Manager

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H AS T H E BEST PART Y TR ICK ( CAN YO U LICK YO UR ELBOW?)

WEARS DRESSES BUT RIDES A CRUISER SKATEBOARD

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IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE DESTINATION. IT’S ABOUT THE

Journey

Want to know the biggest secret of Contiki? The magic happens where you least expect it – the in-between bits. You won’t understand it until you’ve done it and once you have you’ll give anything to go back...

@LUKE_FENTY, CONTIKI COACH IN AUSTRIA


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RANDOM THIN GS YOU LEARN ON A C OAC H

THE MAGIC SEE UNKNOWN DESTINATIONS Traveling by coach means you’ll unearth places you’ve never even heard of, places between cities you wouldn’t discover any other way.

THE GREENEST WAY TO TRAVEL Thanks to our EURO 6 engines, coach travel is one of the lowest impact forms of travel possible. Get this - the air that comes out of the engines, is actually cleaner than the air that goes in…

NO AIRPORT FAFFING We cross borders minus security and travel liquids related stress.

NO LUGGAGE HAULING

That you miss hopping between cities on flights

Just your bags delivered straight to your hotel, every time. No dragging, no sweat, no stress.

1. The best pizza you will eat will be at a service station, it will cost you about €1 and you can’t blame us when nothing ever tastes as good as that slice.

MAGICAL MOMENTS

2. Snoop Dogg tried to rent the whole country of Lichtenstein once. Thinking about it, Lichtenstein said it was possible - but Snoop’s crew couldn’t give them enough time to make it happen. Contiki Fam reunion idea? Take all the time you need Lichtenstein.

Sounds corny, but trust us the coach is where it all happens - the post night out de-brief, the d&m chats, the story swapping and the friendships. And that’s why we’ll never travel any other way.

3. There are actually more yellow taxis in Athens than New York City!

MUSIC MEMORIES

4. The Portuguese introduced coffee to Brazil, tea to the British, chillies and samosas to India, tempura to Japan and spring rolls to China.

We’ll just leave the words ‘Contiki day song’ right here…

5. The lavender fields on the roadside as you drive through Provence smell better than any perfume.

ALL THE COACH LIFE ESSENTIALS

@HIAJOURNEY_, CONTIKI DRIVER

IN-SEAT USB POWER OUTLETS

USB POWER OUTLETS On every seat ‘cos lack of battery is one of life’s most irritating situations. TV SCREENS For films, turning travel time into movie ‘n’ chill time. AN AWESOME SOUND SYSTEM You bring the tunes.

COACH GAMES, AUSTRIA

WHITE WATER RAFTING READY, HOPFGARTEN

AIR-CONDITIONING To stay cool and comfy, all summer long. WIFI Always a good perk, right? INCREDIBLE LOOKS Matte black, selfiewrapped or hand sketched our Contiki fleet is a guaranteed head turner.


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M A K E T R AV E L M A T T E R We believe sustainable tourism matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to preserving the planet, wildlife, and giving back to the communities we visit for generations to come.

CONTIKI CARES PROJECTS Since 2008, Contiki has been partnered with some incredible organizations and people that we continue to support. These provide backing for sustainability and conservation initiatives and educate travelers through Earth Month expeditions. TREADRIGHT

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s much as we care about exploring the world, we also care about protecting it and that’s where Contiki Cares comes in. Contiki Cares is our sustainability initiative powered by the TreadRight Foundation, our founding partner. Together we’re on a mission; to have a positive impact on the people and communities we visit, to protect

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2014 and preserve wild and marine life and to care for the planet we all call home. But we don’t just support these projects, we also visit and work alongside them first hand, giving our travelers the opportunity to give back on their journeys. And it’s not just our travelers getting involved, it’s our staff too, each and every one of us dedicated to leaving this world in the same state we found it in.

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MAKING CHAPATIS, ME TO WE INDIA TRIP

To make travel mutually beneficial for all, you need to invest in the local communities and the individual people who make the experience so unique – it’s that simple. We are committed to not only protecting the cultures,

traditions and crafts of the communities we visit, but also to empower these communities, especially women, to understand their abilities and translate this into financial gain.

ITS ABOUT GIVIN G BAC K ME TO WE Spend time in Ecuador, India or Africa, volunteering on a ME to WE project. Working in partnership with ME to WE, these trips give you the chance to work on a sustainable development project (think building a school or installing a

W O M E N ’ S C O O P E R AT I V E J O R D A N water well) and will also see you visiting some of the most remote and beautiful destinations in the world. See contiki.com/metowe for more information.

Reduce and reuse isn’t just a catch phrase for us, it’s a lifestyle. We’ve committed to eliminating single use plastics at any of our Contiki owned properties in Europe, our offices, and on the road by 2022. In 2019 our crew will all be equipped with innovative, reusable bottles, which travelers will be able to buy on trip.

In 2017 we introduced e-docs which allows our travelers to receive their documents digitally. There’s no need for paper and they’ll have a tree planted in their name as part of our plant a tree initiative.

Think traveling by car, train or plane is more eco-friendly than a coach trip? Think again, we use Euro 6 coaches, the most environmentally friendly way to travel Europe.

All of this, while supporting projects striving to keep our oceans and coastlines clean, are just some of the ways we’re committing to safeguarding the future of our planet.

Traveling on our new Israel & Jordan Uncovered trip (p.174) will see you visiting the Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative in Jordan. The Cooperative supports local female artisans by giving them both the training and the opportunity to sell their

cultural handicrafts to travelers. The result? The women have an independent income source to support themselves and their families, not to mention a sense of self-worth. See contiki.com/israelandjordan for more information.

STORYTELLERS, SURFRIDERS, AUSTRALIA

The world’s wildlife is balancing on a dangerous precipice so it is our responsibility to protect those species most at risk from extinction. Partnering with leading wildlife organizations such as wildlifeSOS.org and wildernessfoundation.

org, we work to protect and rehabilitate elephant, rhino and big cat populations around the world, while also educating our travelers on ethical wildlife experiences. When the buying stops the killing stops.


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LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND, @LITTLE_JAQ

better together Travel is an experience best shared with friends, it’s that simple.

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@yongpaul I’m pretty lucky to be able to travel, but I’m truly blessed, because I got to travel with these kind and beautiful souls. All the incredible things I saw and experienced would’ve meant nothing without all of you, so thank you. You’re all real ones Ciao

“11AM SWIM STOP WOULD BE GOOD RIGHT NOW YEAH? “HVAR, CROATIA, @_ EMMAGANLEY_

MYKONOS, GREECE, @MARINASCHULTHAIS

The stories, the memories, the ‘you had to be there’ moments – each down to the friendships you’ll make on your travels. Sure, you’ll meet as strangers but you’ll leave with some of the best friends in the entire world.

FIRST CONTIKI EXPERIENCE I wasn’t sure about going on a Contiki. I didn’t know what to expect. I was blown away by the people I met, the quality of accommodation and service, as well as everything we managed to fit into the trip.

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CHATEAU DE CRUIX, BEAUJOLAIS REGION, @REECEGIBBO_

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@kennyd2411 11 days, 6 places, 200km walked (apparently) and many amazing sunsets with even more amazing people later. This was definitely the best vacation I’ve ever been on and won’t be my last Contiki!

“FEELINGONTOPOFTHEWORLD”JUNGFRAU, SWITZERLAND, @LIANAFALLON_

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@michellehedgecoe What an adventure. There are not enough words to capture the experiences we have shared together over the past few weeks! Thank you for everything; for encouraging as many gelato stops as possible in EVERY city, visiting all the ‘Farmacias’ and ‘Apothekes’ with me, climbing ALL the stairs in Europe, sharing your peanut puffs with me on the coach and all the laughs! Until our next adventure!

Everything was great, I loved absolutely everything about the trip. Could not fault Contiki. Bryce and our driver Conor were absolute legends and I had the time of my life. Would 100% do Contiki again. EUROPEAN TRAIL, 2019

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As a group tour sceptic I had many thoughts before going on Contiki by Karina Parker, six-two community contributor, Australia

booked my first Contiki trip back in April, when my work life was too overwhelming. I was desperate for a vacation and I booked the first tour I saw where I wouldn’t have to have any responsibilities. This tour was the Adriatic Unearthed.

lifetime. The people I met on the trip felt like my family. The coach that we traveled on every day felt like home. All of my apprehensions drifted away and I could not imagine traveling around the world in any other way in the future.

I’d never really considered Contiki before this point and in all honesty, I was nervous. I had visions where I’d be sitting in the corner of a bar sipping on my Sprite alone or walking through cities by myself because I had nothing in common with my fellow tour mates.

Everything about the trip was perfect. In every single moment, all I experienced was pure joy; except for when it ended. I was left sobbing at the side of a road as I waved goodbye to the greatest people I’ve ever met.

These ideas ended up being the furthest things from the truth. As a strong advocate for solo backpacking, I desperately wanted to be able to walk away from my trip with my nose in the air, still claiming solo travel is superior. By my first day of this group tour, I was totally and utterly converted to the way of Contiki. Upon arrival, I met up with my tour in Campo de-Fiori. They were so welcoming and friendly – nothing like how I’d imagined. Maybe, I thought, I wouldn’t be strolling through the streets of Europe completely alone… The 15 days in Europe that followed felt like a

All assumptions I made up to this point about Contiki, were wrong. No bond I make with fellow travelers in hostels while backpacking will compare to the friendships I made with those glorious humans I sat with on that Contiki coach. I hate Contiki, because nothing in my future travels will ever be as amazing as the trip I went on this past summer.

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I hate Contiki, because nothing in my future travels will ever be as amazing as the trip I went on this past summer.

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR PROGRAM Do you love to write, have a knack for travel photography, or love making travel videos? Now you’re speaking our language. The six-two community program is designed for you - people bubbling with creative talent (or just great travel stories) who want a platform to share their stories. Interested? Head to www.contiki.com/ six-two/community


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We work with the world’s best storytellers. We talk about topics that matter to you. We tell stories that capture the imagination.

NORWAY THE STORY TELLER

Ginny Copestake six-two Editor

OUR MISSION To explore how travel has the ability to make us the best possible versions of ourselves.

Travel with us, engage with your world and be part of the story.

N O R WAY – LESSONS IN HAPPINESS DO IT ON #SCANDINAVIA P.140

INDIA THE STORY TELLER

Nadine Sykora Canadian YouTuber

A WOMAN’S WORLD DO IT ON #ETERNALINDIA

Last year, Norway topped the World Happiness Report, claiming the title of ‘happiest county in the world’. But in a land where half the year is spent in darkness, living costs are through the roof, taxes are equally high and where it rains…a lot…how do they find happiness? We traveled to Norway to discover just that.

NEW ZEAL AND

India is one of the most difficult countries to be a woman – fact. Arranged and underage marriages and lack of education are just two of many issues faced by women in India, a traditionally patriarchal society. But slowly, slowly, things are changing here and it’s women who are the driving force of this change. We traveled to India to meet just a handful of these incredible women who are working with Contiki and to tell their stories for the world to hear.

THE STORY TELLER

Martin Foru Pro UK boxer

THE LEGEND OF THE HAKA DO IT ON #BIGTIKI

It is arguably the most recognized dance in all the world, performed by arguably the best rugby team in the world – the All Blacks. But how much do you really know about the Haka? That’s what this story sought to explore – the roots of this legendary war dance and its inextricable link to the Māori culture, the backbone and beating heart of New Zealand.


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YOU’RE ONLY YOUN G ON CE We’re not alone in the belief that being young and traveling the world, is the best relationship since wine and cheese. When you travel with us, you’re welcomed into our family – The Travel Corporation. These are the guys who have taught us everything we know; they’ve shown us that passion is everything, sustainability is key (read all about it on p.22), incredible service is what sets you apart, and that every trip and every travel experience should be nothing less than extraordinary.

let you experience the world in the same way we do; with wide eyes, youthful optimism, and the knowledge that travel is an experience best shared with friends. If you haven’t found the perfect trip with Contiki. One, if not several, of our unique and award winning sister brands are sure to be a match to your travel type.

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The best thing about our family? The fact that our sister brands

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Re-defining river cruising for the young and young at heart.

Giving you freedom of choice to create your own adventure.

The wild child of Scottish adventures.

I had never even considered seeing Europe on a river cruise but after traveling with @UbyUniworld, I don’t think I will travel any other way.

I really enjoyed the @busabout.official style of travel and especially loved all the optional stops. They were little gems hidden within this amazing continent. It is a great way to meet new people, and have the benefit of traveling with others, even if you’re solo.

If you want to get the full Scottish experience, meet incredible people from around the world and have the best guides you should totally book with these guys. I did the 10 day tour and had a blast and ended up feeling Scottish.

Konnor - Australia

Avishag - Israel

Anna - U.K.

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The Basement For a lot of travelers, a Contiki trip begins in London, one of the world’s coolest cities but pretty intimidating if you don’t know the ropes. Lucky then that we’ve got the Contiki Basement. Located right in the heart of town, this is a launchpad designed exclusively for Contiki travelers. Just think of it as your home-away from-home, with free WiFi, luggage storage, charge stations AND a free photo booth. Here you can book activities, day trips and theater checkets, play ping pong, hang with your new travel crew or hit up our friendly staff for local recommendations. Basically, it’s the perfect place to begin your Contiki journey.

Service is more than what we do. It’s in our DNA. No anonymous online experience, no uncertainty, no “you’re on your own”. With Contiki, our service runs from the moment you start researching to when you’re back home planning your next adventure.

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BEFORE YOUR TRIP

WHILE YOU’RE TRAVELING

Dedicated support from Contiki experts, either via your travel agent or our teams.

A team available 24/7 to help with lost items, big questions and little inconveniences.

On-Site Team at the London Basement (see right) to welcome you to Europe and at our Special Stay properties to make your experience unforgettable.

And if you’re a last minute kind of traveler, stock up on last minute threads at our Contiki merch store. Visit contiki.com/contikistore to sneak a peek.

KI C KSTART Join us the night before your trip departs. Once we get some paperwork out of the way, we’ll take you on a tour through some of the city’s history as we stroll through leafy Bloomsbury (a.k.a our neighborhood), walk the backstreets of Soho where you can seek out the best flat whites, through colorful Carnaby St, famous for being the birthplace of ‘Swinging London’ in the ‘60s, to end up in historical Trafalgar Square.


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R E A DY T O BOOK

We make booking a trip simple. Low deposit, no change fees and flexible payment options make it easy to lock in your trip now, so if your plans change, your trip can too. I guess you could say we prefer a no-strings-attached kinda approach.

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US$200 DEPOSIT Only US$200 deposit to secure your trip today, giving you the freedom to change your mind without breaking the bank.

FLEXDEPOSIT But if you do change your mind, you never really lose your deposit with us. We’ll hold onto it for you to put towards another trip in the future or you can gift it to a friend. Flex deposit is in American dollars. Please refer to p.184.

NO CHANGE FEES Booked the wrong date? Need to change your trip? No worries. We let you make those kinda changes for free. We’re cool like that.

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PAY SECURELY We accept all sorts of payments so whichever way you like to pay you know that your money will reach us safely.

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT Unlike other travel companies, we don’t need full payment until 45 days before you leave so you can spread the cost out over time.

NO HIDDEN COSTS. WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET.


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BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS WITH YOUR CONTIKI We’re a one-stop shop here & our flights are always competitively priced so be sure to call in for a free quote on airfare after you book your trip. A small deposit is all you need to lock-in the rate and the final amount isn’t

due until 45 days before you depart. Who knows, we may even have an air deal with your name on it right now. Check out contiki.com/deals to stay up-to-date on our latest promotions.

5% If you’re traveling on Discoverer or selected In-Depth Explorer trips, you can opt for a triple share room to save up to 5%

GO TO CONTIKI.COM/DEALS TO SEE ALL OF THE LATEST DEALS The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, national park fees, permits, extra accommodation & optional activities). Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights to/from Europe that start or end your trip. Discounts are subject to availability & may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You can combine the Contiki+ discount (past traveler) and the multi trip discount (2nd trip discount) with group discounts (Book Together) 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 traveler) 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 Europe, please contact Contiki or your travel agent to apply relevant discounts when booking your trip.


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DISCOVERER. SEE IT ALL, DO IT ALL Uncover the very best of Europe through a wide range of experiences, all included in the cost of your trip. Treat your inner foodie to tasty meals courtesy of our favorite local restaurants and at night, go to sleep in comfy hotels close to the action.


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sleep in comfort

IBIS, PARIS

Like to stay close to the action? You will do on Discoverer. As night time rolls around, settle down in our mix of 3 and 4 star hotels.

IBIS LA VILETTE, PARIS

HOTEL ADRIA, DUBROVNIK

IBIS MALA STRANA, PRAGUE

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see more Discoverer is all about including more and we show that through our experiences. Sights, activities, wine tastings, we include it all and more.

Drift away from the tourist lanes to the colorful UNESCO world heritagelisted town of Burano, Venice Be awed by the network of cascading lakes, caves and waterfalls that make up Croatia’s oldest and most stunning National Park, Plitvice Lakes

Overdose on Swiss fondue (and all the chocolate), Lucerne Sip on a stein in a traditional Bavarian beer hall, Munich Take advantage of hard-to-get checkets and sashay your way to a dinner & show at the infamous Moulin Rouge, Paris

Go bike riding through the insanely picturesque Dutch countryside, Edam THE COLORFUL TOWN OF BURANO, VENICE

WALL TOUR DUBROVNIK OLD TOWN, CROATIA

PICTURESQUE POSITANO, ITALY

LOCAL ESCARGOT, PARIS, FRANCE

LUNCH WITH A SPRITZ, FLORENCE, ITALY

GREEK SALAD, ATHENS, GREECE

eat local Regional and delicious meals in local restaurants is how you’ll be eating on Discoverer. Think flavors that reflect the culture of the destination you’re in, enjoyed in settings where the vibe is nearly as tasty as the food itself.

CERTOSA RESTAURANT

FARMERS DINNER & SC HNAPPS EVENING

PL AKA DISTRICT DINNER

FLORENCE

SALZBURG

ATHENS

Traditional Florentine steak, pork chops and handmade pasta, this Tuscan Feast never ceases to impress.

Ribs and tasting every flavor of schnapps sounds like our kind of fun.

Juicy meat, fluffy Mediterranean bread and platters of Greek salad, rounded out with the childish joy of smashing plates and Greek dancing.

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8

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FROM

US$1569 US$157 *

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9 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

*

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

9 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

#EUMAGIC

FROM

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

ESSENTIALS

8 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

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

4.7 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

• Locally guided bike tour of Munich (summer departures only) • Private motorboat to the historic islands of Venice • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’

F Wine Tasting, St Goar F Austria at Altitude, Innsbruck F Cabaret Show & Dinner, Paris

The one that gives you a taste of Europeʼs highlights for those tight on time DAY 7ÌLUCERNE After taking in our final piece of Italian eye candy, Lake Como, we’ll steer into the heart of the Swiss Alps, enjoying scenic alpine vistas en route. Lucerne will greet us warmly with charm, chocolate & quaint cobbled lanes. (B,D) • See the famous Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

DAY 3Ì RHINE VALLEY After a morning roaming the eccentric streets of Amsterdam, we’ll cruise to the wine villages & old world charm of the Rhine Valley. Ogling at river scenery & a lesson in crafting beer steins will fill up our first day in Germany. (B,D) F Wine Tasting

DAYS 8Ì- 9ÌPARIS Today a drive past the vineyards of Burgundy will take us to two nights in Paris - Oui merci! Here in the city of lights & love we’ll marvel at monuments between boutique shopping & countless baguettes. (B,D)(B) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the ChampsÉlysées & Notre Dame Cathedral • Visit a French perfumery F French Cabaret & Dinner

DAY 4ÌMUNICH Saying goodbye to the Rhine, we’ll head on to the German city of Munich. Here in the home of Oktoberfest, we will be wowed by 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. (B) • See the Lorelei Rock • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Venice, Italy @sprinkleofsof

ENGLAND

NETHERLANDS

NORTH SEA

LONDON

Dover Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

AMSTERDAM 1

BELGIUM

PARIS

START 4PM LONDON

2

1

MUNICH AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region SWITZ

1

Nightstops

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers.

RHINE VALLEY

GERMANY

Valley of the Somme

Places visited 1

1

1

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

Optional end city

DAY 2 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) F Evening canal boat cruise

Innsbruck

LUCERNE

Brenner Pass

Lake Como

2

ADRIATIC SEA

VENICE ITALY

DAYS 5Ì- 6ÌVENICE Through the Bavarian Alps with a sightseeing stop in Austria, we’ll make our way to Italy. Endless canals & hidden backstreets will see us falling in love with picturesque Venice. (B,D)(B) • See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square F Gondola ride along the canals F Venetian Dinner F Walking tour of Venice

DAY 10Ì PARIS TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Paris CDG Airport or to central London, it will be sad goodbyes when our trip comes to an end. (B) END 10AM PARIS CDG AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

Paris, France @sam.w.mun

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$1855

US$2165

US$2355

End May27 Jun 03 Jun 10 Jun 24

Start Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 06 Jul 13

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

Start 01 Jul 20 08 Jul 27 15 22

US$2395

US$2395

End Jul 29 Aug 05

Start Aug 10

End Aug 19

US$2355

Start Aug 17 Aug 31

US$2340

End Aug 26 Sep 09

2019

Start May18 May25 Jun 01 Jun 15

2019

End May13

2019

Start May04

2019

End Apr 15 Apr 29

2019

Start Apr 06 Apr 20

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBHH | START LONDON & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Sep 07 Sep 14 Sep 21 ● Sep 28 ●

End Sep Sep Sep Oct

16 23 30 07

US$2295

US$1970

Start Nov 01 Nov 22 Nov 29 ★

US$1725

End Nov 10 Dec 01 Dec 08

Start Dec 13 ★ Dec 20 ★ Dec 27

US$1810

End Start Dec 22 Dec 29 Dec 29 2020 Jan 05 Jan 03

US$1810

End Jan 07 Jan 12

2020

End Oct 27 Nov 03

2019

Start Oct 18 Oct 25

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WWHH | START LONDON FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Jan 17 Jan 31 Feb 14

US$1569

End Start Jan 26 Feb 28 Feb 09 Mar 13 Feb 23

End Mar 08 Mar 22

US$1569

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBHH - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$560. WWHH - Winter 2019/20 Single room supplement of US$455. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For details of winter trips between Oct 2018 - Mar 2019, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.


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13

9

DAYS

FROM

US$1995 US$154 *

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

16 INCLUDED MEALS

12 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 12 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

*

ESSENTIALS

11 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

4.7 RATING

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

• Discover hidden Venice with our local specializt • Gelato in Rome – on us • Special access Rome sightseeing tour

F White Water Rafting, Tyrol (summer only) F Tuscan Evening, Florence F Cabaret Show & Dinner, Paris

The one that uncovers Europeʼs finest in 13 days, complete with Bavarian beer & gondola rides

Rome, Italy

START 4PM LONDON

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Contiki crew. DAY 2 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) F Evening canal boat cruise DAY 3Ì RHINE VALLEY After a cycle around Amsterdam, we’ll be

charmed by the Rhine Valley’s river scenery & a lesson in crafting beer steins. (B,D) • Stunning drive along the river Rhine F Wine Tasting

We’ll stop in scenic Innsbruck before arriving in our Tyrolean mountain digs for the night. (B,D) • See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck

DAY 4ÌMUNICH Hello Munich, the home of Oktoberfest. Be wowed by 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. (B) • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz F Bike Tour of Munich

DAY 6ÌVENICE It’s all heart eyes for Venice, with its hidden backstreets, markets & canal charm. (B) • Private motorboat to the historic islands • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square  • Walking Tour of Venice F Gondola Ride F Venetian Dinner

DAY 5Ì AUSTRIAN TYROL

Duomo Cathedral. (B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria • Florentine leather craft demonstration F Tuscan Evening F Disco in Florence

DAYS 11Ì- 12ÌPARIS Past Burgundy’s vineyards to Paris, to marvel at monuments & munch on macarons. (B,D)(B) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral • Visit a French perfumery F Cabaret Dinner & Show

DAY 10ÌLUCERNE Past dreamy Lake Como, for the Swiss Alps & Lucerne’s charm & chocolate. (B) • See the famous Chapel Bridge in Lucerne F Swiss Mountain visit F Lake Cruise

DAY 13ÌPARIS TO LONDON Take your complimentary transfer to Paris CDG Airport or to central London, it’s sad goodbyes as our trip ends. (B) END 10AM PARIS CDG AIRPORT OR 6:30PM

LONDON DAYS 7Ì- 8ÌROME Through the Apennine Mountains, to visit Rome’s ENGLAND NETHERLANDS historic monuments & check NORTH 1 AMSTERDAM off the world’s smallest SEA country, the Vatican City. LONDON 1 (B,D)(B) 1 RHINE Dover VALLEY Calais BELGIUM • See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City GERMANY ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza PARIS 2 1 MUNICH Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Burgundy Region Pantheon & Piazza 1 TYROL SWITZ Innsbruck Navona AUSTRIA 1 FRANCE F Emperors & Gladiators LUCERNE Inc. Colosseum Lake Como 1 VENICE F Vatican Guided Tour

Places visited

1

DAY 9ÌFLORENCE Here we will drink up the secret streets & sacred art around the city’s towering

Apennine Mountains

FLORENCE

Nightstops

1

ADRIATIC SEA

ITALY

Optional end city MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2

ROME

Vatican City

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2675

End May13 May20 May22

US$2895

Start May15 May22 May29 May31 Jun 05 Jun 07 Jun 12

US$3055

End May27 Jun 03 Jun 10 Jun 12 Jun 17 Jun 19 Jun 24

Start Jun 14 Jun 17 Jun 19 Jun 21 Jun 24 Jun 26 Jun 28 Jul 01

End Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

26 29 01 03 06 08 10 13

US$3125

Start Jul 03 Jul 05 Jul 08 Jul 10 Jul 12 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 24

End Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 20 Jul 22 Jul 24 Jul 27 Jul 29 Aug 05

US$3125

Start Jul 31 Aug 02 Aug 07 Aug 09

End Aug 12 Aug 14 Aug 19 Aug 21

2019

Start May01 May08 May10

2019

End Apr 08 Apr 22 Apr 29 May06

2019

Start Mar 27 Apr 10 Apr 17 Apr 24

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBHD | START LONDON & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON

US$3125

Start Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 30 Sep 04 Sep 06 Sep 11 Sep 18 ●

End Aug 26 Sep 02 Sep 09 Sep 11 Sep 16 Sep 18 Sep 23 Sep 30

US$3055

Start Sep 20 Sep 23 Sep 25 Sep 27 Sep 30 Oct 02

● ● ● ● ● ●

End Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct

02 05 07 09 12 14

US$3055

US$2560

US$2260

End Nov 09

Start Nov 11 Nov 18 Nov 25 Dec 02 ★ Dec 06 ★

US$2200

End Start Nov 23 Dec 09 ★ Nov 30 Dec 12 ★ Dec 07 Dec 14 Dec 18

US$2200

End Dec 21 Dec 24

Start Dec 14 Dec 16 Dec 18 Dec 20 Dec 28

★ ★ ★ ★

US$2315

End Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan

Start 26 2020 28 Jan 04 30 Jan 06 01 09

US$2315

End Jan 16 Jan 18

2020

Start Oct 28

2019

End Oct 28 Nov 02

2019

Start Oct 16 Oct 21

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WWHW | START LONDON & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 03 Feb 10

US$1995

End Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb

25 01 08 15 22

Start Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 02 Mar 09 Mar 16

End Feb 29 Mar 07 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28

US$1995

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBHD - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$750. WWHW - Winter 2019/20 Single room supplement of US$550. Tripleshare reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 1 night in the Austrian Tyrol is replaced by 1 night in Innsbruck. For details of winter trips between Oct 2018 - Mar 2019, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

#EUDISCOVERY

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DISCOVERER

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THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

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5

DAYS

NEW & IMPROVED

FROM

FROM

US$1965 US$152 *

12 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 12 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

16 INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

#CONTIKILONDONTOBERLIN

DISCOVERER

LONDON TO BERLIN

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • London Bike Tour (summer departures only) • Montparnasse Tower • Sachsenhausen Concenration Camp visit

5.0 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Patisserie Tour, Paris F Canal Cruise, Amsterdam F Cocktail Mixology Class, Amsterdam F London Eye

BERLIN, GERMANY

PARIS, FRANCE @eddohine

LONDON, ENGLAND @emilie_mc

PARIS, FRANCE @hannahcog96

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS @holly_osullivan


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The one that hits up London, Paris, Amsterdam & Berlin aka Europe's trendiest cities

A LITTLE SLOWER?

This trip is for you, enjoy 3 night stays in each destination for ultimate discovery and heaps of free time.

DAYS 1Ì- 3ÌLONDON We'll join forces in the much coveted capital of the United Kingdom & begin the trip by exploring the local area with our Trip Manager. We'll uncover London & learn all the fun facts about this amazing city. Choose to get a real taste of the city with a Craft Beer Tour, or check off one of the most iconic bucket list items with a spin on the London Eye. (D)(B)(B) F London Eye F Craft Beer Tour

END NETHERLANDS

LONDON

Edam

NORTH SEA

START ENGLAND

3

3

AMSTERDAM

BERLIN

3 Dover Calais

GERMANY

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PARIS

3

PARIS

FRANCE

Places visited 1

LONDON

Nightstops

BERLIN

ADRIATIC SEA

DAYS 4Ì- 6ÌPARIS Rising & shining, we'll head to Paris via the chalky white cliffs of Dover. Our intro to this beautiful city will see us soaring 210 metres above the ground at the top of Montparnasse Tower. By day, stroll along the river Seine or sample the amazing French cuisine on the Parisian Patisseries tour. By night, indulge in a traditional French Cabaret show. (B,D)(B)(B) F Hidden Paris Walking Tour F Parisian Patisseries Tour F Paris Cabaret Show

DAYS 7Ì- 9Ì AMSTERDAM With Paris now taking up a sizeable pocket of our hearts, we'll move upstream to the unconventional capital of the Netherlands Amsterdam will greet us with all the expected trademarks, but we will be set to explore all that the city has to offer. From cheese samplings to cocktail mixology classes, we will really have a chance to see it all. (B,D)(B)(B) F Canal Cruise F Cocktail Mixology Class DAYS 10Ì- 13ÌBERLIN We'll delve in to this city's fascinating history with a Historical Walking Tour, uncovering its turbulent past. Spend time differentiating bockwurst from currywurst - & more importantly pilsner from weisse beer. A chance to dine with the locals & ride bikes through the city should puff out our time in Berlin quite nicely. (B,D) (B)(B)(B) F Dining with the locals by Eatwith END 8AM BERLIN

BERLIN, @shannonwynyard24

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2079

End May17

US$2410

Start May19 Jun 02 Jun 09

End May31 Jun 14 Jun 21

US$2555

Start Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 30 Jul 07

End Jun Jul Jul Jul

28 05 12 19

US$2720

Start Jul 14 Jul 21 Aug 04 Aug 11

End Start Jul 26 Aug 18 Aug 02 Aug 16 Aug 23

US$2720

US$2720

End Aug 30

2019

Start May05

2019

End Apr 19 May03

2019

Start Apr 07 Apr 21

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:EXLB | START LONDON & FINISH BERLIN Start Sep 01 Sep 08 Sep 15 Sep 22

End Sep Sep Sep Oct

13 20 27 04

US$2625

US$2280

Start Nov 02 Nov 16 Nov 30

US$2220

End Nov 14 Nov 28 Dec 12

Start Dec 14 ★ Dec 27 Dec 30

US$2330

End Dec 26 Jan 08 Jan 11

2020

End Oct 31

2019

Start Oct 19

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WXLB | START LONDON & FINISH BERLIN Start 2020 Jan 18 Feb 15

US$1965

End

Start Mar 14

End Mar 26

Jan 30 Feb 27

US$1965

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. EXLB - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$650. WXLB - Winter 2019/20 Single room supplement of US$585. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Berlin. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki. com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#CONTIKILONDONTOBERLIN

START 4PM LONDON

DISCOVERER

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EUROPE SUMMER 2019

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THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

17

10

DAYS

NEW & IMPROVED

FROM

FROM

US$2520 US$149 *

20 INCLUDED MEALS

16 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 16 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

15 breakfasts (B) 5 Dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

#EUENCOUNTER

DISCOVERER

EUROPEAN ENCOUNTER

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • See the East Side Gallery in Berlin • Bike ride of Bohemian Prague with our local expert (summer only)

4.7 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Alternative Berlin, Tour F Guided Tour of Vatican, Rome F Cabaret Show & Dinner, Paris F Austrian Farmer’s Dinner & Schnapps Evening, Salzburg

FLORENCE, ITALY @kristasferrazza

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS @maddi_mckay

ROME, ITALY @contikievans

PARIS, FRANCE @kirstengaston

CINQUE TERRE, ITALY @hilljohnstone


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The one that checks off highlight European cities over 17 days

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2-3 AMSTERDAM Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D)(B) • Dutch Bike Ride (Summer only) F Volendam Dinner DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌBERLIN Whisking down the autobahn we'll arrive in the cool capital of Berlin. Two nights here will give us enough time to go deep into the city's creative culture, hopping from bars to galleries & historic sites galore. (B,D)(B) • Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall • See the site of Checkpoint Charlie • See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building F Locally guided historical walking tour of Berlin DAYS 6Ì- 7ÌPRAGUE After a stop in Dresden we'll find ourselves in the Czech Republic, within a medieval maze of pretty cobblestone streets. Bohemian Prague will steal our hearts with castles, cathedrals & a quirky persona. (B)(B,D) • Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

DAY 12ÌFLORENCE Passing through the grapevines of rural Umbria we'll make our way to Renaissance Florence. Here we can drink up the secret streets & sacred art around the city's towering Duomo Cathedral. (B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria • Florentine leather craft demonstration F Tuscan Evening

See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden • Bike ride of Bohemian Prague with our local expert (summer only) DAY 8ÌSALZBURG Pastel riverside terraces will mark our arrival into scenic Salzburg. Home to Mozart & The Sound of Music, there is no shortage of culture to explore in this lively historic city. (B) F Sights & Sounds of Salzburg F Austrian Farmer's Dinner & Schnapps Evening

DAY 13ÌITALIAN RIVIERA From Florence we'll make our way to the Leaning Tower of Pisa before journeying to the iconic setting of the Italian Riviera. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre will keep our day colourful as we soak up the towns of Monterosso & Portovenere. (B) • Train along the Cinque Terre

Edam

NORTH SEA

LONDON

DAY 17ÌPARIS TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Paris CDG Airport or to central London, it will be sad goodbyes when our trip comes to an end. (B)

BERLIN

2

AMSTERDAM

2

1 GERMANY

BELGIUM

Calais ENGLISH CHANNEL

END 10AM PARIS CDG AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

Dresden

Dover

2

Valley of the Somme

PARIS

PRAGUE CZECH REP

2 1

DAYS 10Ì- 11ÌROME With our newfound appetite for all things Italian, we'll leave Venice & dart through the country in search of Rome. Here we'll spend two nights visiting historic monuments & checking off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. (B,D)(B) • See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona F Guided tour of Vatican

DAYS 15Ì- 16ÌPARIS Today a drive past the vineyards of Burgundy will take us to two nights in Paris - Oui merci! Here in the city of lights & love we'll marvel at monuments between boutique shopping & countless baguettes. (B,D)(B) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral F Cabaret Show & Dinner

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

DAY 9ÌVENICE Winding beyond the Austrian Alps, we'll make our way into Italy with our map set to Venice. Here we will fall head over heels for the “floating city,” with its artistic palazzi, markets & maze of canals. (B) F Gondola ride

DAY 14ÌLUCERNE After taking in our final piece of Italian eye candy, Lake Como, we'll steer into the heart of the Swiss Alps, enjoying scenic alpine vistas en route. Lucerne will greet us warmly with charm, chocolate & quaint cobbled lanes. (B) • See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne F Swiss Mountain visit (Summer only)

FRANCE

1

LUCERNE

Swiss Alps

The trip was full of action! The Trip Manager was awesome, the Trip Driver was a great guy & everyone got on really well. Everything was planned out perfectly, would definitely recommend!

SALZBURG AUSTRIA

SWITZ

Lake Como

CINQUE TERRE

1 Pisa

1

1

VENICE

ADRIATIC SEA

Places visited

FLORENCE

1

ITALY

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Nightstops Optional end city

2

ROME

Vatican City

Damian Hudson

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2969

US$2970

US$3310

Start May22

End Jun 07

US$3525

Start Jun 05 Jun 12

End Jun 21 Jun 28

US$3745

Start Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 03 Jul 10

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

Start 05 Jul 17 12 Sep 30 19 26

US$3840

US$3840

End Jul 31 Aug 16

Start Aug 07

US$3715

End Aug 23

2019

End May24

2019

Start May08

2019

End May10

2019

Start Apr 24

2019

End Apr 26

2019

Start Apr 10

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBHX | START LONDON & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 11 Sep 25

End Sep Sep Sep Oct

06 13 27 11

US$3745

US$3305

Start Oct 31 Nov 14 Nov 28 ★

US$2770

End Start Nov 16 Dec 05 ★ Nov 30 Dec 14

US$2770

End Dec 21

Start Dec 12 ★ Dec 19 ★ Dec 26

US$2910

End Start Dec 28 Dec 28 Jan 04 2020 Jan 11 Jan 02

US$2910

End Jan 13 Jan 18

2020

End Nov 02

2019

Start Oct 17

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WWHZ | START LONDON & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Jan 16 Jan 30 Feb 13

US$2520

End Start Feb 01 Feb 27 Feb 15 Mar 12 Feb 29

End Mar 14 Mar 28

US$2520

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBHX - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$915. WWHZ - Winter 2019/20 Single room supplement of US$725. Tripleshare reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185. For details of winter trips between Oct 2018 - Mar 2019, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

#EUENCOUNTER

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9

DAYS

US$3789 US$211

16 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation + 1 night on board a ferry

*

PER DAY

24 INCLUDED MEALS 16 breakfasts (B) 8 dinners (D)

ROAD TO ROME End Rome

FROM

*

COUNTRIES

17 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

#ROADTOATHENS

FROM

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

4.4 RATING

STUCK FOR TIME? We've got a shorter version of the 18-day Road to Athens trip, visiting 7 countries in 14 days. Trip code: BBRL See price panel below for departure dates & deduct US$840 for price to pay. Single room supp. US$755. Visit contiki.com/ road-rome

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Paris by night tour • Guided bike tour of Munich • Locally guided tours of Florence & Athens

FROM US$2949 PP FROM US$211 PD

F F F F

Swiss Mountain visit, Lucerne Paragliding, Tyrol Tuscan Evening, Florence Guided Tour of Ancient Pompeii

The one that leads you through France, the Alps & Italy to the breathtaking shores of Greece • See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St.Mark’s Square • Private motorboat to the historic islands F Gondola Ride F Venetian Dinner

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DAYS 10Ì- 11Ì FLORENCE Waking up to another day of postcard moments, you'll see The Leaning Tower of Pisa & enjoy a drive through dreamy Tuscany. In Renaissance Florence we'll spend two nights drinking up secret streets & sacred art around the city's towering Duomo Cathedral. (B,D)(B) • Leather craft demonstration F Tuscan Evening F Disco in Florence ATHENS, GREECE

START 6PM LONDON

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2 LONDON TO PARIS Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.”(D) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Élysées, the Louvre & Notre Dame Cathedral • Montparnasse Tower • Paris by Night Tour DAY 3ÌPARIS With so many sites checked yesterday, today will be free for baguettes, boutique shopping & a visit to a French perfumery. Explore hidden coffee shops or grab a bike & find a picnic spot

by the Eiffel Tower; the day will be yours. (B) F Cabaret Show & Dinner

• See the Glockenspeil & Marienplatz • Guided bike tour of Munich

DAY 4ÌLUCERNE After driving through the vineyards of Burgundy, we'll steer into the heart of the Swiss Alps, enjoying scenic alpine vistas along the way. Lucerne will greet us warmly with charm, chocolate & quaint cobbled lanes. (B) • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge F Lake Cruise F Swiss Mountain

DAYS 6Ì- 7Ì AUSTRIAN TYROL START Today it will be out of Munich & on to Austria with a stop in scenic Innsbruck LONDON before arriving in the adventure sports mecca ENGLAND 1 Dover Calais of Tyrol. Wild thrills or mega chills will be yours for two nights in this scenic Valley of the Somme mountain village. (B,D)(B,D) F Mountain Bike 2 PARIS Tour & BBQ F Tandem Paragliding Burgundy Region F Whitewater Rafting

DAY 5ÌMUNICH Leaving Lucerne & its quaint charm we'll head on to the German city of Munich. Here in the home of Oktoberfest we will be wowed by 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. (B,D)

DAYS 8Ì- 9ÌVENICE Taking the stunning Brenner Pass past orchards & castles, we'll roll into Italy with our map set to Venice. Here we will fall head over heels for the “floating city,” with its hidden backstreets, markets & maze of canals. (B,D)(B)

DAYS 12Ì- 13ÌROME With a newfound appetite for all things Italian, we'll leave Florence & dart through the grapevines of Umbria in search of Rome. Here we'll spend two nights visiting historic monuments & checking off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. (B,D)(B) • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Venezia & Piazza Navona GERMANY

MUNICH 1

1 FRANCE

AUSTRIA

SWITZ

LUCERNE

2

Liechtenstein Brenner Pass ITALY

2

FLORENCE

2 Vatican City

DAY 14Ì ADRIATIC FERRY Our last slice of Italian eye candy will be Mt.Vesuvius, with a tour of the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. Then it will be time to say goodbye to the immensely ‘bella' boot & board our overnight ferry to Greece. (B) DAYS 15Ì- 16ÌCORFU Slipping into island time we'll arrive in the idyllic Greek Islands. The second largest Ionian island will host us for two nights, giving us endless hours to soak up Corfu's glistening seas & breezy beach life. (B,D)(B) F Ionian Dinner Experience F Captain's Cruise of Corfu DAY 17ÌATHENS Motoring past the narrow trench of the Corinth Canal, we'll make our way to mythology-rich Athens. Swapping seaside for city, the bright lights & ancient relics will mark our final hours on the trip. (B) DAY 18ÌATHENS We'll make the most of our last morning together by taking a locally guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon. Then it will be time to plot a reunion trip over teary goodbyes, with the trip coming to a heartbreaking end. (B) • Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a Local Guide END 12PM ATHENS

VENICE

2

Pisa

HOW MUCH & WHEN

TYROL

F Guided tour of Vatican F Emperors & Gladiators including Colosseum

Places visited 1

Nightstops

ROME Pompeii

Bari

US$3789

US$3975

Start Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 01

US$4250

End Start Jul 04 Jul 08 Jul 11 Jul 22 Jul 18

US$4250

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Start Aug 05

US$4070

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2019

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GREECE

1

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBAL | START LONDON & FINISH ATHENS Start Aug 19 Sep 02

End Sep 05 Sep 19

US$3975

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$995 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Athens. Note: on some departures, due to Greek ferry scheduling, trip itinerary may be altered. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

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DAY 21ÌSANTORINI This morning we'll say ‘kalo proi' to Crete, a paradise of coves, cliffs & white sand beaches. We'll then drift on to Santorini, where we will have a chance to see the island's blue dome building vistas & spectacular Caldera view. (B,L,D)

DAY 20ÌPATMOS Today you'll rise & shine in the port of Kusadasi & shop all things Turkish in the town's lively bazaar. Back on the water we'll cruise to the island of Patmos before our evening sail to the idyllic island of Crete. (B,L,D)

DAY 22ÌATHENS After the final team breakfast you will be transferred back to central Athens, where we'll share teary goodbyes & make plans for a reunion trip. (B)

See p.185 for more info on our essentials

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Highlights & Volcano Cruise, Santorini F Sailing Spectacular, Ios

1

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Nightstops

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2019

US$6075 A

US$6475 A

US$6475 A

US$6075 A

US$5715 B

US$6085 B

US$6085 B

US$5715 B

The above prices are accurate as of September 6th, 2018 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/road-athens-greek3. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Cruise Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). ✝ Inside cabin price will depend on availability, the final price will be confirmed at the time of booking. Single supplement option: Add US$1550 to twin-share price for an inside cabin or US$1610 to twin-share price for an outside cabin. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. Note: on some departures, due to Greek ferry scheduling, trip itinerary may be altered. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip it must be multi-entry. Day 22 has been designed to allow you to finish the trip without needing an extra night accommodation. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

30

+ GREEK ISLAND HOPPING

9

DAYS

START 6PM LONDON

DAYS 1Ì- 17Ì LONDON TO ATHENS Step your way through the epic Road to Athens days as outlined on p. 42. DAYS 18Ì- 19Ì ATHENS From anise flavored aperitifs to ancient architecture, you'll have the luxury of time to absorb all things Athens. Two nights here & you'll be very much at home, roam around the streets like Aphrodite or Apollo. (B)(B)

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DAYS 20Ì- 22 ÌMYKONOS Windmills, white buildings & dreamy sunsets will mark our arrival in Mykonos! This party mecca will be ours for 3 nights, leaving us sun kissed, salt soaked & bursting with very fond memories. (B,D)(B)(B) DAYS 23Ì- 25Ì SANTORINI Finally, those iconic blue & white buildings & endless horizons will become a reality. Donkeys, wineries, & lazy lunches will be yours to absorb for 3 wonderful nights. (B,D)(B)(B)

DAYS 26Ì- 28ÌIOS Beautiful beaches & a rugged backdrop make Ios look like a world of its own. From all night discos to quaint coffee shops, the island of Ios will offer a ‘choose your own adventure'. (B,D)(B)(B)

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DAY 29ÌATHENS It will be broken hearts all round today as we pack our sacks & hit the seas for Athens. (B)

ATHENS

2 AEGEAN SEA

GREECE

MYKONOS 3

DAY 30ÌATHENS Back in Athens where the island hopping adventure

3

1

End Jun 03

US$5935 Start Aug 04 C

US$6395

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End Jun 18

US$6235 End Sep 04

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US$6235

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Nightstops SANTORINI

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PER DAY

first began, we'll have one final breakfast as a team before saying our sad goodbyes & going our separate ways. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

2019

• See the Corinth Canal • See the famous windmills on Mykonos

Santorini

Places visited

Start Jun 02 C

End Jul 03

US$6315 End Sep 16

Start Sep 01

3

ROAD TO ATHENS + GREEK ISLAND HOPPING Start Jun 09

US$6235

End Jul 09

Start Jun 16

US$6645

End Jul 15

Start Jun 23 C

US$6725

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2019

ESSENTIALS

Patmos

END 10AM ATHENS

US$5799 A

2019

28 breakfasts (B) 11 dinners (D)

Mykonos

1

For a full itinerary, inclusions & cool ways to spend your free time, check out contiki.com.

US$5579 B

2019

39 INCLUDED MEALS

Kusadasi

1

GREECE

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:RTACR3Ì| START LONDON & FINISH ATHENS ROAD TO ATHENS + 3 DAY GREEK ISLAND A=OUTSIDE CABIN ✝ B=INSIDE CABIN TOTAL PRICE LISTED INCLUDES PORT TAXES Start End Start End Start End Start End Start End May06 May27 May20 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jul 08 Jul 08 Jul 29 Sep 02 Sep 23 Jun 03 Jun 24 Jun 24 Jul 15 Jul 22 Aug 12 Jun 10 Jul 01 Jul 01 Jul 22

2019

28 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation + 1 night on board a ferry

TURKEY

ATHENS

Start Jun 30 Jul 21

End Jul 30 Aug 20

US$6645

End Oct 01

US$6315

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$1570 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends in Athens after breakfast. B - These departures stay one less night in Athens code: RTAIB C - These departures have one extra night in Athens code: RTAIC Note: on some departures, due to Greek ferry scheduling, trip itinerary may be altered. Note: for operational reasons, the Greek Island Hopping section of this trip may run in reverse. Day 30 has been designed to allow you to finish the trip without needing an extra night’s accommodation. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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HOW MUCH & WHEN

ROAD TO ATHENS THE DETAILS

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AEGEAN SEA

2

2019

F Islands & volcanoes, Santorini

DAY 19ÌMYKONOS This morning we'll hit the waters & cruise to the Aegean island paradise of Mykonos. In the evening we'll do a country hop, sailing towards the Turkish town of Kusadasi. (B,L,D)

2019

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

US$254

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• A locally guided trip of Ephesus

US$5579

2019

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2019

ESSENTIALS Unlimited drinks package including beer, wine, local spirits & soft drink. An experienced onboard Cruise Rep. See p.185 for more info on our essentials

DAY 18ÌATHENS From anise flavored aperitifs to ancient architecture, today you'll have the luxury of absorbing all things Athens. Roam around the streets like Aphrodite or Apollo, sampling olives & chatting archeology. (B)

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2019

20 breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 11 dinners (D)

DAYS 1Ì- 17Ì LONDON TO ATHENS Step your way through the epic Road to Athens days as outlined on p. 42.

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2019

34 INCLUDED MEALS

START 6PM LONDON

2019

17 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation + 1 night on board a ferry, 3 nights on board a cruise ship

10

DAYS

2019

21 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

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ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Visit Dachau Concentration Camp • Guided tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter • Locally Guided Tour of Madrid’s Royal Palace

4.7 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Swiss Mountain visit, Swiss Alps F Bike Tour, Nice F Valley of the Fallen, Madrid

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

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PARIS, FRANCE @contikichristina

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The one that says bonjour, ciao, hola & hallo to 11 countries in 20 days featuring Spain & the French Rivera

NORTH SEA

LONDON

1

Dover Calais

1

Best value for money! I would highly recommend Contiki to everyone. All the stress of planning a vacation is gone, all you have to do is make sure you turn up for your trip of a lifetime!

AMSTERDAM

GERMANY

BELGIUM

Sarah Pennisi

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

RHINELAND

1

DAYS 10Ì- 11Ì FRENCH RIVIERA With glitz & glamour calling our names we'll head on to the French Riviera pit-stopping at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. When we're not lapping up sunshine, we'll roll the dice at the Monte Carlo casino. (B,D)(B) • Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa • Visit a French Perfumery • See the Royal Palace in Monaco F Nice Bike Ride F Monaco Dinner

Heidelberg

PARIS

Dachau

2 FRANCE

Loire Valley

ATLANTIC OCEAN

AUSTRIA

2

Brenner Pass

SWISS ALPS

2

Pisa

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) F Canal Cruise DAY 3ÌRHINELAND Amsterdam is a different city by day & the morning will be yours to explore. Later we'll drive to Germany, pulling up in Rhineland where we will stay for the night. (B)

ITALY

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

DAYS 4Ì- 5Ì SWISS ALPS A scenic alpine drive & a stop in lakeside Lucerne will mark the drive from Germany into the Swiss Alps. Two nights of Swiss chocolate & a breathtaking mountain setting will be ours to lap up until departure. (B,D)(B,D) • See the Lion Monument • See the famous Chapel Bridge in Lucerne F Lake Cruise F Swiss Mountain visit F Swiss Fondue Lunch & Folklore Show DAY 6ÌMUNICH Leaving Switzerland, we'll pass through the tiny country of Liechtenstein before arriving in Munich. Here in

DAY 17ÌBORDEAUX Today we'll drift between sea dips & pintxos bars in the picturesque coastal town of San Sebastián. Later we'll head in to quintessential wine country; the French city of Bordeaux will await us. (B) • Visit beautiful San Sebastian & its beaches

Places visited 1

Nightstops Optional end city

BARCELONA

MADRID

START 4PM LONDON

FLORENCE

Zaragoza

2 2

1

Monaco

FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

1

VENICE

Apennine Mountains

2

SPAIN

Innsbruck

Liechtenstein

BORDEAUX

San Sebastian

PAMPLONA

MUNICH

SWITZ

Lucerne

1

1

DAY 16ÌPAMPLONA Today we'll leave Madrid in search of the historic town of Pamplona, famed for its bull running tradition & the words of Ernest Hemingway. (B)

the home of Oktoberfest, we will be wowed by 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. (B) • Visit Liechtenstein's capital, Vaduz • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz • Visit Dachau Concentration Camp • Visit a traditional Munich beer hall

• See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square • See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas • Private motorboat to the historic islands F Venetian Dinner F Gondola Ride

DAYS 7Ì- 8ÌVENICE Before driving the Brenner Pass lined by orchards & castles, we'll stop for lunch in scenic Innsbruck. With two nights in Venice we will fall head over heels for the “floating city,” charmed by its artistic palazzi & maze of canals. (B,D)(B)

DAY 9ÌFLORENCE Through the Apennine Mountains & romantic hills of Tuscany we'll cruise towards renaissance Florence. Here we can drink up the secret streets & sacred art around the city's towering Duomo Cathedral. (B) F Tuscan Evening

DAYS 12Ì- 13Ì BARCELONA Passing Cannes, the Côte d'Azur coastline & the Pyrénées Mountains, we'll weave our way to two nights in beachside Barcelona. From the Gothic Quarter to the La Rambla district, we won't leave a pocket of this city uncovered. (B,D)(B) • See Gaudí's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex • Gothic Walking Tour F Flamenco Show with Dinner

DAYS 18Ì- 19ÌPARIS A drive past the Loire Valley takes us to two nights in Paris - Oui merci! Here in the city of lights & love we'll marvel at monuments (hello Eiffel Tower!) between boutique shopping & countless baguettes. (B,D)(B) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral • View Paris from the Montparnasse Tower F Cabaret Show & Dinner

DAYS 14Ì- 15ÌMADRID Splitting our drive out of Barcelona we'll stop in Zaragoza for sightseeing & lunch. In the Spanish capital of Madrid we'll peel back the culture & its sultry layers. (B,D)(B) • Locally guided tour of the Royal Palace F Valley of the Fallen F Traditional Czech Evening

DAY 20ÌPARIS TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Paris CDG Airport or to central London, it will be sad goodbyes when our trip comes to an end. (B) END 10AM PARIS CDG AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$4045

US$4150

US$4240

End Jun 07 Jun 28

Start Jun 23 Jul 07 Jul 14

US$4365

End Start Jul 12 Jul 21 Jul 26 Aug 02

US$4365

End Aug 09

Start Aug 04

US$4300

End Aug 23

Start Aug 18 Sep 01

US$4240

End Sep 06 Sep 20

2019

Start May19 Jun 09

2019

End May24

2019

Start May05

2019

End May10

2019

Start Apr 21

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBEM | START LONDON & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Sep 15 Sep 22 ● Sep 29 ●

End Oct 04 Oct 11 Oct 18

US$4155

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$1045 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/ staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

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26 INCLUDED MEALS 18 breakfasts (B) 8 dinners (D)

*

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ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Visit Dachau Concentration Camp • Wine tasting in Tuscany • Soak up the panoramic views of Paris from the Montparnasse Observation Deck

4.8 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Historical Walking Tour, Berlin F Burano Island Cruise & Dinner, Venice F Cabaret Show & Dinner, Paris

VENICE, ITALY

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START 4PM LONDON

DAY 2 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) DAY 3ÌAMSTERDAM A visit to Edam will take us to a cheese farm & a clog maker's house, passing windmills & Dutch countryside en route. Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained long into the evening. (B) F Canal Cruise F Volendam Dinner DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌBERLIN Whisking down the autobahn we'll arrive in the cool capital of Berlin. Two nights here will give us enough time to go deep into the city's creative culture, hopping from bars to galleries & historic sites galore. (B,D)(B)

• Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall • See the site of Checkpoint Charlie • See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building F Historical Walking Tour

home of Oktoberfest, we will be wowed by 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. (B)(B,D) • Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz • Visit a traditional Bavarian beer hall F Guided bike tour of Munich

DAYS 6Ì- 7ÌPRAGUE After a stop in Dresden we'll find ourselves in the Czech Republic, within a medieval maze of pretty cobblestone streets. Bohemian Prague will steal our hearts with castles, cathedrals & a quirky persona. (B,D)(B) • See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden • Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock F Traditional Czech Evening

DAYS 10Ì- 11ÌVENICE Driving the Brenner Pass lined by orchards & castles, we'll make our way to the fairytale setting of Venice. Here we'll have two nights to fall head over heels for the “floating city,” charmed by its artistic palazzi & maze of canals. (B,D)(B) • Private motorboat to the historic islands • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square  F Whitewater Rafting, Tyrol (summer only) F Gondola Ride F Venice Walking Tour F Burano Island Cruise & Dinner

DAYS 8Ì- 9ÌMUNICH Leaving picturesque Prague, we'll head on to the German city of Munich. Here in the

• Tuscan wine tasting • Locally guided walking tour of Florence F Tuscan Evening

& checking off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. (B,D)(B) • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona • See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City F Guided Tour of the Vatican F Emperors & Gladiators including Colosseum

DAYS 16Ì- 17Ì LUCERNE The Leaning Tower of Pisa & Lake Como will mark the end of our time in Italy. Then we'll move on to the Swiss Alps, finding lakeside Lucerne where we'll spend two nights amidst endless charm & chocolate. (B)(B) • See Lucerne's wooden Chapel Bridge

DAYS 14Ì- 15Ì FLORENCE In the Tuscan hills we'll pair cheese with Chianti wine before making our way to renaissance Florence. Here we can drink up the secret streets & sacred art around the city's towering Duomo Cathedral. (B,D)(B) • Florentine leather craft demonstration

ROME, @hannagregg

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Places visited 1

Nightstops Optional end city

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ENGLAND

NETHERLANDS

LONDON

1

AMSTERDAM

2

Dresden Calais

BELGIUM

GERMANY

CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

PARIS

Dachau

2

MUNICH

2

LUCERNE Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps ITALY

Lake Como

2 Pisa Chianti Region

Richelle Fernandes

2

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2019

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2019

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US$3370

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2019

2019

2019 2019

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AUSTRIA

Tyrol

SWITZ

FRANCE

2

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PRAGUE

2

ENGLISH CHANNEL

The Trip Manager was incredible! The trip would not have been the same without her. Basically, this trip was the best thing I've ever done in my life and I can't wait to do more in the future!

Start Apr 13

BERLIN

Dover

Burgundy Region

HOW MUCH & WHEN

DAY 20ÌPARIS TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Paris CDG Airport or to central London, it will be sad goodbyes when our trip comes to an end. (B)

DAYS 18Ì- 19ÌPARIS Today a drive past the vineyards of Burgundy will take us to two nights in Paris - Oui merci! Here in the city of lights & love we'll marvel at monuments (hello Eiffel Tower!) between boutique

2

DAYS 12Ì- 13ÌROME With a newfound appetite for all things Italian, we'll leave Venice & dart through the grapevines of Umbria in search of Rome. Here we'll spend two nights visiting historic monuments

shopping & countless baguettes. (B,D)(B) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral • Visit a French perfumery • View Paris from the Montparnasse Tower F Cabaret Show & Dinner

US$4120

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Vatican City

End Jul 04 Jul 06

ROME

US$4240

12 26 03 10 12 17

US$3970

US$3770

Start Nov 10 Nov 17 Nov 24 Dec 01 ★

US$3250

End Start Nov 29 Dec 08 ★ Dec 06 Dec 13 Dec 20

US$3250

End Dec 27

Start Dec 15 ★ Dec 22 ★ Dec 27 Dec 29

US$3415

End Jan Jan Jan Jan

Start 03 2020 10 Jan 05 15 17

US$3415

End Jan 24

2020

End Nov 08 Nov 15

2019

Start Oct 20 Oct 27

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WWAP | START LONDON & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Jan 12 Feb 02 Feb 23 Mar 01

US$2930

End Start Jan 31 Mar 15 Feb 21 Mar 13 Mar 20

End Apr 03

US$2930

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBAP - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$995. WWAP - Winter 2019/20 Single room supplement of US$855. Tripleshare reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185. For details of winter trips between Oct 2018 - Mar 2019, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

#EUINSPIRATION

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers.

DISCOVERER

The one that lets you discover 10 countries in 20 days, with two nights in each city featuring Rome, Prague & Berlin


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THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

21

13

DAYS

NEW TRIP

FROM

FROM

US$3729 US$178 *

20 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 20 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

27 INCLUDED MEALS 19 breakfasts (B) 8 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

#EUDREAM

DISCOVERER

EUROPEAN DREAM

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Visit the German town of Dresden • Scenic drive through the Swiss Alps • Paris by Night Tour

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Historical Walking Tour, Berlin F Dine with the Locals, Sarajevo F Boat Cruise with Dinner, Dubrovnik

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

VENICE, ITALY @emmoriarty

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC @cantreadmapss

PARIS, FRANCE @contiki

SPLIT, CROATIA @helenrebecca13


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DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover DAY 3ÌAMSTERDAM Welcome to Amsterdam, the eccentric city where museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained. Beyond the city skirts, we'll take a morning cycle to a cheese farm, passing windmills & Dutch countryside at its finest. (B) • Visit Edam & take a bike ride through the countryside • Visit a cheese farm & clog makers house F Canal Cruise F Volendam Dinner DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌBERLIN Whisking down the autobahn, we'll arrive in the cool capital of Berlin. Two nights here will give us enough time to go deep on the city's creative culture, hopping from bars to galleries, & fuelled by currywurst. (B,D)(B) • Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall • See the site of Checkpoint Charlie • See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building F Historical Berlin Walking Tour

DAYS 6Ì- 7ÌPRAGUE After a stop in Dresden, we'll make our way to the gothic allure of Prague, where we'll find ourselves surrounded by a medieval maze of pretty cobblestone streets. A sightseeing tour will see Prague steal our hearts with castles, cathedrals & cute bridges. (B,D)(B) • See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden • Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock F Traditional Czech Evening DAYS 8Ì- 9Ì BUDAPEST After a hearty breakfast, we'll leave Prague & make the journey to Hungary via Slovakia. We'll arrive in the much anticipated Budapest, dubbed the ‘Paris of the East' & we'll soon see why as we uncover the city's famed 'ruin bars'. (B,D)(B) • Locally guided tour of Budapest F River cruise with Dinner

DAYS 12Ì- 13Ì DUBROVNIK Today we'll leave Sarajevo, bound for the sun-soaked shores of Croatia. A quick stop in the picturesque town of Mostar for lunch will see us fill our insta feeds with charming scenes, before pushing onto Dubrovnik. (B,D)(B) • Walk across the Mostar Bridge

DAY 15ÌLJUBLJANA Today we'll continue north after a few meet 'n greets with those just joining us. We'll push through Slovenia to Ljubljana, just in time to spend the evening exploring this beautiful city. (B) • Walking orientation of Ljubljana DAY 16ÌVENICE Driving through the enchanting Julian Alps, we'll make our way to fairytale Venice. Here, we'll fall head over heels for the “floating city”, with its artistic palazzi, abundant markets & charming canals. (B) • Catch a traditional Motoscaffi & motor to Venice • Private boat through the canals of Venice F Gondola Ride F Traditional Tastes of Venice

DAY 14ÌSPLIT After a short drive following the coast north to Split, we'll arrive early afternoon, with plenty of time to explore. Tonight, we'll indulge in an optional dinner & bid farewell to those finishing their journey in Split. (B) F Let's Split Dinner

ENGLAND

Edam

2

NORTH SEA

LONDON

DAYS 10Ì- 11Ì SARAJEVO Bye Budapest, Bosnia beckons. We'll take the scenic route through Hungary before skipping into Sarajevo, where a guided walking tour will help us uncover Bosnia's capital. You have the afternoon free to explore this lively town before sharing a group dinner at the hotel. (B,D)(B) • Locally guided tour of Sarajevo F War tunnels F Dine with the Locals

1

DAYS 17Ì- 18Ì LUCERNE Spectacular Lake Como will mark the end of our time here in Italy (sob). We'll steer into the heart of the Swiss Alps, enjoying scenic alpine vistas en route. Lucerne will greet us warmly with chocolate & quaint cobbled lanes. (B,D)(B) • See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne • See views of Lake Como • Scenic drive through the Swiss Alps F Lake cruise F Swiss Mountain visit

NETHERLANDS

END 10AM PARIS CDG AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

BERLIN

2

AMSTERDAM

Dresden GERMANY

BELGIUM

PRAGUE

2

ENGLISH CHANNEL

CZECH REP

PARIS

2 Burgundy Region

AUSTRIA

LUCERNE

FRANCE

Swiss Alps Lake Como

Places visited

HUNGARY

1 1

SLOVENIA

CROATIA BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

VENICE SPLIT

Nightstops Optional end city

BUDAPEST

2

LJUBLJANA

2 SWITZ

1

DAY 21ÌPARIS TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Paris Airport CDG or to central London, it will be sad goodbyes when our trip comes to an end. No tears, new adventures await us! (B)

DAYS 19Ì- 20ÌPARIS Today, a drive past the vineyards of Burgundy will take us to two nights in Paris - Oui merci! Here in the city of lights & love, we'll marvel at monuments (hello Eiffel Tower!) between boutique shopping & countless

Dover Calais

baguettes. (B,D)(B) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the ChampsÉlysées & Notre Dame Cathedral • View Paris from the Montparnasse Tower • Exclusive 'Paris by Night' tour F Cabaret Show with Dinner

ITALY

2

1

ADRIATIC SEA

2

SARAJEVO

Mostar

SERBIA

DUBROVNIK

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$3729

US$3920

End Jun 14 Jun 28 Jul 05

Start Jun 29 Jul 06 Jul 20

US$4195

End Start Jul 19 Jul 27 Jul 26 Aug 10 Aug 09

US$4195

End Aug 16 Aug 30

Start Aug 17

US$4020

End Sep 06

2019

Start May25 Jun 08 Jun 15

2019

End Jun 07

2019

Start May18

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBRD | START LONDON & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Aug 31 Sep 07

End Sep 20 Sep 27

US$3920

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$1120. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in London & end approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#EUDREAM

START 4PM LONDON

DISCOVERER

The one that combines a culturepacked lap around Europe with a 6 day discovery of the Balkans


EUROPE SUMMER 2019

CONTIKI.COM/ROAD-CROATIA

ROAD TO CROATIA DISCOVERER

15

US$2865 US$191

*

PER DAY

19 INCLUDED MEALS

13 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

GOT MORE TIME?

FROM

*

COUNTRIES

14 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

#EUROADTOCROATIA

FROM

9

DAYS

NEW TRIP

ESSENTIALS

13 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

Want to see even more of Croatia? Add on the Croatia Island Escape p.150 and save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

F Canal Cruise, Amsterdam F Traditional Czech Evening, Prague F War tunnels tour, Sarajevo

• Visit Edam and take a bike ride through the countryside • Visit Mostar & see the historical bridge

The one thatʼll take you from baroque to bratwurst to beach in 2 culture-packed weeks. DAYS 8Ì- 9Ì BUDAPEST After a hearty breakfast, we'll leave Prague & make the journey to Hungary via Slovakia. We'll arrive in the much anticipated Budapest, dubbed the ‘Paris of the East' & we'll soon see why as we uncover the city's famed 'ruin bars'. (B,D)(B)

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA @kennyd2411

DAYS 12Ì- 13 ÌDUBROVNIK Today we'll leave Sarajevo, bound for the sun-soaked shores of Croatia. A quick stop in the picturesque town of Mostar for lunch will see us fill our insta feeds with charming scenes, before pushing onto Dubrovnik. (B,D)(B) • Walk across Mostar Bridge • Walking tour of Dubrovnik

DAYS 10Ì- 11Ì SARAJEVO Bye Budapest, Bosnia beckons. We'll take the scenic route through Hungary before arriving in Bosnia's capital city of Sarajevo. After dinner at the hotel, we'll get an early night - tomorrow brings lots of exploring. (B,D)(B)

START 4PM LONDON

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2ÌLONDON TO AMSTERDAM Join the Contiki Team this morning in London or this afternoon in Amsterdam. Londonites will pass the White Cliffs of Dover & chocolate famed Belgium. By night the team will unite to explore Amsterdam's canals & gable houses. (D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover DAY 3ÌAMSTERDAM Welcome to Amsterdam, the eccentric city where museums, cafes &

artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall • See the site of Checkpoint Charlie • See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building F Historical Berlin walking tour

boutique clubs will keep us entertained. Beyond the city skirts, we'll take a morning cycle to a cheese farm, passing windmills & Dutch countryside at its finest. (B) • Visit Edam & take a bike ride through the countryside • Visit a cheese farm & clog makers house F Canal Cruise F Volendam Dinner

DAYS 6Ì- 7ÌPRAGUE After a stop in Dresden, we'll make our way to the Gothic allure of Prague, where we'll find ourselves surrounded by a medieval maze of pretty cobblestone streets. A sightseeing tour will see Prague steal our hearts with castles, cathedrals & cute bridges. (B,D)(B) • See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal

DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌBERLIN Whisking down the autobahn, we'll arrive in the cool capital of Berlin. Two nights here will give us enough time to go deep into the city's creative culture, hopping from bars to galleries, fuelled by currywurst. (B,D)(B) • Take in commemorative

Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden • Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock F Traditional Czech evening

LONDON

US$2865

US$3010

BERLIN

Dresden BELGIUM

GERMANY

2

CZECH REP

AUSTRIA

FRANCE

Places visited 1

PRAGUE

2

SWITZ SLOVENIA

Nightstops

CROATIA ITALY

END

SPLIT

SERBIA

2

1 2

US$3225

End Start Jul 13 Jul 27 Jul 20 Aug 10 Aug 03

US$3225

End Aug 10 Aug 24

Start Aug 17

US$3090

End Aug 31

2019

Start Jun 29 Jul 06 Jul 20

BUDAPEST HUNGARY

SARAJEVO

Mostar BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

ADRIATIC SEA

2019

End Jun 08 Jun 22 Jun 29

2

DUBROVNIK

2019

2019

2019

Start May25 Jun 08 Jun 15

NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBRC | START LONDON & FINISH SPLIT End Jun 01

2

ENGLAND 1

HOW MUCH & WHEN Start May18

END 8AM SPLIT

NORTH SEA

Dover Calais

DAY 15ÌSPLIT After breakfast, we'll wrap up our adventure & say our goodbyes to the group heading back to London. (B)

PRAGUE, @jess___wallace

Edam

START

DAY 14ÌSPLIT After a short drive following the coast north to Split, we'll arrive early afternoon, with plenty of time to explore. Tonight we'll indulge in an optional dinner before we say our sad goodbyes tomorrow morning. (B) F Let's Split Dinner

Start Aug 31 Sep 07

End Sep 14 Sep 21

US$3010

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$860. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure - Some travelers will be continuing their Contiki journey on the European Dream. Why not join them if you have the time. See p.48. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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050 051

ROAD TO PARIS 6

DAYS

THE DETAILS

FROM

FROM

US$1459 US$182 *

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

7 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

8 INCLUDED MEALS

7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

*

ESSENTIALS

6 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

• Soak up the panoramic views of Paris from Montpamasse Observation Desk • Walking orentation tour of Ljubljana • Paris by Night Tour

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Gondola Ride, Venice F Swiss Fondue Lunch & Folklore Show, Lucerne F Cabaret Show & Dinner, Paris

The one that brings you Venetian charm, Swiss vistas and a Parisian fling in 7 whirlwind days. PARIS, FRANCE

VENICE, @raivsskye66

ENGLAND

Netherlands

LONDON

START 7:15AM SPLIT DAY 2

Dover

Belgium

Calais ENGLISH CHANNEL

Czech Rep VENICE, @britwilt

END

PARIS

2

SWITZ

2

FRANCE

LUCERNE

LJUBLJANA Slovenia Lake Como

1

ITALY

START

1

VENICE

1

Places visited 1

H

SLOVENIA

SPLIT

CROATIA

Nightstops MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Optional end city

ADRIATIC SEA

M

DAY 1 ARRIVE SPLIT Welcome to Split! If you have got time on arrival you could take a stroll by the harbour & soak up the vibes here. DAY 2ÌSPLIT TO LJUBLJANA The team will unite in Split today before heading to Slovenia's capital. Here in Ljubljana we'll meander through vibrant streets, checking off monuments & exploring the old town. A city well known for its student vibes, Ljubljana sure knows how to have fun.

DAY 3ÌVENICE Driving through the enchanting Julian Alps, we'll make our way to fairytale Venice. Here, we'll fall head over heels for the “floating city”, with its artistic palazzi, abundant markets & charming canals. (B) • Catch a traditional Motoscaffi & motor to Venice F Gondola Ride F Traditional Tastes of Venice DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌLUCERNE Passing spectacular Lake Como will mark the end of our time here in Italy (sob). We'll steer into the heart of the Swiss Alps, enjoying scenic alpine vistas en route. Lucerne will greet us warmly with chocolate & quaint cobbled lanes. (B,D)(B) • See the famous Chapel Bridge in Lucerne • See views of Lake Como • Scenic drive through the Swiss Alps F Lucerne Lake cruise

DAYS 6Ì- 7ÌPARIS Today, a drive past the vineyards of Burgundy will take us to two nights in Paris - oui merci! Here in the city of lights & love, we'll marvel at monuments (hello Eiffel Tower!) between boutique shopping & countless baguettes. (B,D)(B) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral • View Paris from the Montparnasse Tower • Exclusive Paris by Night tour F Nouvelle Eve Dinner & Show DAY 8ÌPARIS TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Paris Airport CDG or to central London, it will be sad goodbyes when our trip comes to an end. No tears, new adventures await us! (B) END 10AM PARIS CDG AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$1459

US$1535

End Jun 14 Jun 28 Jul 05

Start Jul 13 Jul 20 Aug 03

US$1640

End Start Jul 19 Aug 10 Jul 26 Aug 24 Aug 09

US$1640

End Aug 16 Aug 30

Start Aug 31

US$1575

End Sep 06

2019

Start Jun 08 Jun 22 Jun 29

2019

End Jun 07

2019

Start Jun 01

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019 | CODE:BBRP | START SPLIT & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Sep 14 Sep 21

End Sep 20 Sep 27

US$1535

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$440. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185. Trip starts 7:15am in Split on day 2 & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 21 day European Dream. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travelers who have been traveling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

#EUROADTOPARIS

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

4.6 OVERALL RATING

DISCOVERER

8

THE NUMBERS

NEW TRIP


EUROPE SUMMER 2019

CONTIKI.COM/VISTAS

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

24

11

COUNTRIES

DAYS

31 INCLUDED MEALS

23 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 23 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

22 breakfasts (B) 9 dinners (D)

#EUVISTAS

DISCOVERER

EUROPEAN VISTAS

NEW TRIP

FROM

FROM

US$3435 US$144 *

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Cabaret Show & Dinner, Paris F Gondola Ride, Venice F Historical Walking Tour, Berlin

TYROL, AUSTRIA

MILAN, ITALY @contiki

PARIS, FRANCE @caitlinlarcombe

TYROL, AUSTRIA @chel_ocean99

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS @paigey_hansen


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START 6PM LONDON

DAY 2 LONDON TO PARIS Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral DAY 3ÌPARIS Today will be free for baguettes, boutique shopping & all things quintessentially French. Explore hidden coffee shops or grab a bike & find a picnic spot by the Eiffel Tower; the day will be ours. Ooh la la. (B) F Cabaret Show & Dinner DAYS 4- 5Ì LUCERNCE We'll tear ourselves away from tasteful Paris today but a drive past the vineyards of Burgundy will keep our spirits high as we head for luscious Lucerne. With two nights to discover Lucerne's endless charm & quaint cobbled lanes, we'll be spoilt for choice. (B,D)(B) • See the famous Chapel Bridge • View the Lion Monument F Swiss Mountain visit F Swiss Fondue Lunch & Show F Lucerne Lake Cruise DAY 6ÌMILAN Lucerne, you've been a dream - but La Dolce Vita is calling. Passing Lake Como on the way, we'll cross the Alps chain to Milan, aka Italy's fashion capital. We'll have the afternoon free for a little retail therapy & sightseeing. (B) • See the famous Milan Duomo, Galleria & La Scala

DAYS 7Ì- 8ÌROME With a new found appetite for all things Italian, we'll leave Milan & dart through the grapevines in search of Rome. Here, we'll spend two nights visiting historic monuments & checking off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. (B)(B) • See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City • See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome F Guided tour of the Vatican F Emperors & Gladiators Inc. Colosseum

BERLIN

NORTH SEA Edam

ENGLAND

2

AMSTERDAM

WARSAW

2

2

NETHERLANDS

LONDON

1

POLAND

Dover

Czestochowa GERMANY

BELGIUM

Calais

Auschwitz

PRAGUE

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2

2

KRAKOW

CZECH REP

PARIS

2

TYROL Burgundy Region

2

SWITZ

2

FRANCE

VIENNA

1

AUSTRIA

LUCERNE

Swiss Alps

MILAN or simply kick back with a hot chocolate & take in the scenic mountain views. In winter, we swap the Tyrol Valley for a visit to Salzburg. (B,D)(B,D) F Whitewater Rafting (summer only) F Bike & BBQ (summer only) F Paragliding (summer only)

DAY 9ÌFLORENCE Ciao Bella Roma, we're off to the Tuscan paradise of Florence, where we'll take in the intricate architecture on a traditional walking tour, stopping for souvenirs as we go. All that walking will give us an appetite for our traditional Tuscan feast. (B) • Walking tour with a Local Guide • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria in Florence F Tuscan Evening

DAY 13ÌVIENNA Hopfgarten, it's been real. Next up: Vienna. Upon arrival, we'll soak up some schnapps & strudel before making our way round the city's many historical prides. Music, architecture & a lively café scene; we'll uncover it all. (B) • Scenic drive along the historic ring road F A classical night out with Dinner

DAY 10ÌVENICE Once again we'll be graced with breathtaking mountain panoramas as we journey to fairytale Venice, where we'll fall head over heels for the “floating city”, with its artistic palazzi, abundant markets & charming canals. (B) • Motoscaffi across the canals F Gondola Ride F Cichetti Walking Tour

DAYS 14Ì- 15ÌPRAGUE Leaving Austria, we'll make our way to the gothic allure of Prague, where we'll find ourselves surrounded by a medieval maze of pretty cobblestoned streets. A sightseeing tour will see Prague steal our hearts with castles, cathedrals & adorable bridges. (B,D)(B) • See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House

DAYS 11Ì- 12Ì AUSTRIAN TYROL Taking the temperature down a notch, we'll arrive in the Austrian Alps for a 2 day adventure sports extravaganza. Opt for white water rafting or paragliding,

• Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock F Prague Bike Ride (Summer only)

ITALY

1

ADRIATIC SEA

1 VENICE

1

Lake Como

Places visited

FLORENCE Pisa

1

Nightstops Optional end city

Vatican City

DAYS 16Ì- 17 ÌKRAKOW From one fairytale city to another, we'll set off to the Polish gem of Krakow. A tour on foot will see us check off the must-see's before dinner at the hotel. Then, the night is ours to discover Krakow after dark… (B,D)(B) • City sightseeing tour F Salt Mines tour F Traditional Pierogi evening DAYS 18Ì- 19 ÌWARSAW We're on the road again, our sights set on Warsaw. But first, a sobering visit to the concentration camp of Auschwitz & a quick stop in Czestochowa before rolling up to the awe-inspiring Polish capital. (B,D)(B) • Locally guided tour of Auschwitz • Visit to Czestochowa • Locally guided tour of Warsaw DAYS 20Ì- 21ÌBERLIN Whisking down the autobahn, we'll arrive in the cool capital of Berlin.

2

ROME

BERLIN

Two nights here will give us enough time to go deep on the city's creative culture, hopping from bars to galleries, fuelled by currywurst. (B,D)(B) • See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building F Historical Walking Tour F Alternative Berlin tour (summer only) DAYS 22Ì- 23Ì AMSTERDAM We'll rock up to Amsterdam, the eccentric city where museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained. Beyond the city

skirts, we'll take a morning cycle to a cheese farm, passing windmills & Dutch countryside at its finest. (B,D)(B) • Edam Bike Ride (summer only) F Canal Cruise F Volendam farewell dinner DAY 24 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Schiphol Airport or to central London, it'll be hard to hold back the tears as our trip ends. Swap deets, new adventures lie ahead. (B) END 10AM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$4185

US$4295

End Jun 17 Jul 01

US$4405

Start Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 06

End Start Jul 15 Jul 20 Jul 22 Jul 29

US$4575

End Aug 12

US$4575

Start Aug 03

US$4515

End Aug 26

Start Aug 17 Aug 24

US$4405

End Sep 09 Sep 16

2019

Start May25 Jun 08

2019

End Jun 03

2019

Start May11

2019

End May20

2019

Start Apr 27

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBHS | START LONDON & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Sep 07 Sep 14 Sep 21

End Sep 30 Oct 07 Oct 14

US$4320

US$4255

Start Nov 09 Nov 23 ★ Dec 07 ★

US$3835

End Dec 02 Dec 16 Dec 30

Start Dec 21 Dec 27 Dec 29

US$4030

End Jan 13 Jan 19 Jan 21

2020

End Nov 11 Nov 18

2019

Start Oct 19 Oct 26

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WWHS | START LONDON & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start 2020 Jan 11 Feb 18

US$3435

End

Start Feb 08 Feb 03 Mar 07 Feb 10

End Mar 02 Mar 30

US$3435

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBHS - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$1255. WWHS - Winter 2019/20 Single room supplement of US$1010. Tripleshare reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm (4:00pm in Winter) in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 2 nights in the Austrian Tyrol is replaced with 2 nights in Salzburg. For details of winter trips between Oct 2018 - Mar 2019, speak to Contiki or your travel agent. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

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32 INCLUDED MEALS 23 breakfasts (B) 9 dinners (D)

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ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Visit Mauthausen Concentration Camp • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour

4.8 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Swiss Fondue Lunch, Lucerne F Flamenco Show with Dinner, Barcelona F Canal Cruise, Amsterdam

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DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2 LONDON TO PARIS Ferry across the English Channel & onward travel past the World War I battlefields to Paris (D) • See Dover Castle, White Cliffs & cross the English Channel • Paris by night City Tour DAY 3ÌPARIS Free day! Coffee and croissant in hand, uncover markets, museums & the endless Parisian magic on offer. (B) • Cabaret show with dinner DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌLUCERNCE Passing Burgundy's frosted vineyards, we'll pull up in the grand Swiss Alps in time to munch on Swiss chocolate & waltz Lucerne's cobbled streets. (B)(B) • Visit a Swiss Army knife & Watch store F Lake Cruise DAY 6ÌLYON In France's gastronomic capital, we'll take in Lyon's colourful buildings and sample its restaurants and incredible local wines. (B) DAYS 7Ì- 8Ì BARCELONA From the Pyrénées Mountains to the Mediterranean coastline, we'll weave our way to bustling Barcelona. From the Gothic Quarter to the La Rambla district, we'll uncover it all. (B,D)(B) • See Gaudí's Sagrada Família & 1992 Olympic Games complex

• Gothic Quarter Walking Tour F Flamenco Show & Dinner DAYS 9Ì- 10Ì FRENCH RIVIERA Glitz & glamour is calling, so on to the French Riviera, to hit up authentic French perfumery, the Monte Carlo Casino and stroll along the coastline. (B,D)(B) F Monaco Dinner DAY 11ÌFLORENCE Roll on through Tuscan hills to find Florence. Here a Local Guide will lead us through the secret streets & sacred art surrounding the majestic Duomo cathedral. (B) F Tuscan Evening

DAY 18ÌMUNICH We’ll make our way to Munich. The home of Oktoberfest will wow us with 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. (B) F Guided Walking Tour of Munich DAYS 19Ì- 20Ì PRAGUE Onwards to the Czech Republic to be greeted by a medieval maze of pretty cobblestone streets. Bohemian Prague will steal our hearts with castles, cathedrals & its quirky persona. (B,D)(B) • See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus & Charles Bridge F Traditional Czech Evening

DAYS 12Ì- 13ÌROME Snug as bugs in Roman rugs, we'll arrive in Italy's capital to visit historic monuments & check off the world's smallest country; the Vatican City. (B,D)(B)

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NETHERLANDS

2

AMSTERDAM

2

Dresden Calais

BELGIUM GERMANY

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2

Valley of the Somme

PARIS

2

MUNICH

Optional end city

DAYS 16Ì- 17 VIENNA Stay toasty with Viennese schnapps & strudel. In Austria's lively hub we'll admire architecture, café hop & visit the city's many historical sites. (B)(B,D) F Schnapps Museum visit & tasting

2

LYON

LUCERNE ITALY

Pisa Monaco

SPAIN

2

VIENNA

1

Dolomite Mountains

2

VENICE

ADRIATIC SEA

FLORENCE

2

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA

Mauthausen

AUSTRIA

Swiss Alps

1

1

SWITZ

FRANCE

Nightstops

PRAGUE CZECH REP

Burgundy Region

1

BERLIN

1

Dover

Places visited

PARIS, @contiki

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DAYS 23Ì- 24Ì AMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will entertain us in eccentric Amsterdam. Beyond the city we'll enjoy the crisp country air of a cheese farm & clog maker's house. (B,D)(B) F Canal Cruise

ENGLAND

DAYS 14Ì- 15Ì VENICE The narrow alleyways & grand square of this “floating city” will inspire endless photo ops. Meander through its artistic palazzi & be swept up by its undeniable charisma. (B,D)(B) • See St. Mark’s Square & Basilica F Gondola Ride

DAY 25Ì AMSTERDAM TO LONDON Whether your complimentary transfer takes you to Schiphol Airport or to central London, we'll be sad to say goodbye at our trip's end. (B)

DAYS 21Ì- 22Ì BERLIN After a hop through Dresden we'll arrive in the capital of cool Berlin. We'll go deep into the city's creative culture, hopping from bars to galleries & historic sites galore. (B,D)(B) F Locally Guided historical walking tour

FRENCH RIVIERA 2

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2

ROME

Vatican City

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$4190

Start Oct 31 Nov 14 ★ Nov 21 ★ Nov 28 ★

End Start End Nov 24 Dec 05 ★ Dec 29 Dec 08 Dec 12 ★● Jan 05 Dec 15 Dec 22

US$4085

US$4085

Start Dec 17 Dec 19 Dec 27 Dec 29

★■ ★▲ ◆ ✱

US$4295

End Jan Jan Jan Jan

Start 10 2020 12 Jan 04 20 22

US$4295

End Jan 28

2020

End Nov 10 Nov 17

2019

Start Oct 17 Oct 24

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WWHL | START LONDON & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Jan 09 Jan 16 Jan 30 Feb 13

US$3715

End Start Feb 02 Feb 27 Feb 09 Mar 12 Feb 23 Mar 08

End Mar 22 Apr 05

US$3715

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$1075 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Prague. ■ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Venice. ▲ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Rome. ◆ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ✱ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Paris. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

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28 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 26 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation + 2 nights on board ferries

40 INCLUDED MEALS 27 breakfasts (B) 13 dinners (D)

*

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Explore Barcelona’s backstreets & Gothic Quarter • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide

4.8 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Flamenco Show with Dinner, Barcelona F Captain’s Cruise, Corfu F Paragliding, Tyrol

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ENGLAND

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AMSTERDAM

Dover Calais

BELGIUM

RHINE VALLEY

Nightstops

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Optional end city

1

ENGLISH CHANNEL GERMANY

Valley of the Somme

PARIS

MUNICH

2

1

Loire Valley

FRANCE SWITZ

Château Chambord

2

Mauthausen

VIENNA

TYROL

1

Liechtenstein Dolomite Mountains

AUSTRIA

2 Lucerne

BORDEAUX

SWISS ALPS

1

2

2

ITALY

FRENCH RIVIERA

SPAIN

BARCELONA

Monaco

2

2 MEDITERRANEAN SEA

1

Carcassonne Pyrenees Mountains

VENICE

1 FLORENCE

Pisa

ROME

Vatican City

1

Pompeii

Bari

SORRENTO 1

START 6PM LONDON

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2 LONDON TO PARIS Ferry across the English Channel to the “City of Lights.”(D) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the ChampsÉlysées & Notre Dame Cathedral • Paris by Night City Tour DAY 3ÌPARIS Today will be free for baguettes, boutique shopping & all things quintessentially French. Explore hidden coffee shops or grab a bike & find a picnic spot by the Eiffel Tower the day will be yours. (B) F Cabaret Dinner & Show DAY 4ÌBORDEAUX Producing tonnes of grape juice per year, a visit to Bordeaux is essential. We'll sip wine & admire vines in this elegant & picturesque French city. (B,D) • Scenic drive to see Château de Chambord

DAYS 5Ì- 6Ì BARCELONA Stopping in medieval Carcassonne, we'll weave our way to two nights in beachside Barcelona. From the Gothic Quarter to the La Rambla district, we won't leave a pocket of this city uncovered. (B,D)(B) • See Gaudi's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex • See the medieval city of Carcassone

• See the Leaning Tower of Pisa • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria in Florence • Florentine leather craft demonstration DAYS 10Ì- 11ÌROME In a whirl of Vespas, pasta & culture, we'll arrive in the captivating capital of Rome. Here we will spend two nights visiting historic monuments & checking off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. (B,D)(B) • See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

DAYS 7Ì- 8Ì FRENCH RIVIERA With glitz & glamour calling our names we'll head on to the French Riviera. When the sun drops & the boutique stores shut up shop, we'll roll the dice at the Monte Carlo Casino. (B,D)(B) • See the Royal Palace and Monte Carlo casino in Monaco • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur

DAY 12ÌSORRENTO Boating, beautiful islands, & a backdrop of cliff-edge houses – there's nowhere in the world quite like Sorrento. Laze under a striped umbrella & capture endless reels of this photogenic vista. (B) F Visit the Amalfi Coast & Positano

DAY 9ÌFLORENCE After a visit to the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, we'll cruise on towards Renaissance Florence. Here we will drink up the secret streets & sacred art around the city's towering Duomo Cathedral. (B)

DAYS 18Ì- 19ÌVENICE Exploring the narrow alleyways & grand square of this “floating city” will inspire an endless reel of photo opportunities. We'll have an entire day to meander through its hidden backstreets & be swept up by its undeniable charisma. (B)(B) • Private motorboat to the historic islands • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square • See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas F Gondola Ride

IONIAN SEA

GREECE

3

CORFU

DAY 13ÌADRIATIC FERRY Our last slice of Italian eye candy will be Mt.Vesuvius, with an optional tour of the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. Then it will be time to say goodbye to the immensely ‘bella' boot & board our overnight ferry to Greece. (B) F Guided tour of Pompeii DAYS 14Ì- 16ÌCORFU Slipping into island time we'll arrive in the idyllic Greek Islands. The second largest Ionian island will host us for three days, giving us endless hours to soak up Corfu's glistening seas & breezy beach life. (B,D)(B) (B,D) F Ionian Dinner Experience F Captain's Cruise of Corfu DAY 17Ì OVERNIGHT FERRY Continuing with the theme of sun, salt & sea, we'll hit the waters & cruise the Adriatic by ferry. When we next plant our feet on solid ground it will be in fairy-tale Venice. (B)

DAYS 20Ì- 21ÌVIENNA Here in Vienna we'll soak up schnapps & strudel & visit the city's many beautiful pedestrian-only streets. Music, architecture & a lively café scene; we'll get amongst it all. (B,D)(B) • See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House F Schnapps Museum F Classical Night out with Dinner DAY 22ÌMUNICH Today we'll head on to the German city of Munich, taking a sobering visit to Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial on the way. On arrival in the home of Oktoberfest, we will be wowed by 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. (B) • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz • Visit Mauthausen Concentration Camp DAY 23ÌAUSTRIAN TYROL Today we'll arrive in the adventure sports mecca of Tyrol. Wild thrills or mega chills will be yours for two nights in this scenic mountain village. (B,D) F Whitewater Rafting F Tandem Paragliding DAYS 24Ì- 25Ì SWISS ALPS We'll pass through the tiny country of Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne on our way to two nights in the Swiss Alps. World-famous chocolate & a breathtaking mountain setting will be ours to lap up until departure. (B,D)(B,D)

• Visit Liechtenstein's capital, Vaduz • See Lucerne's wooden Chapel Bridge F Swiss Mountain visit F Bungee Jumping DAY 26ÌRHINE VALLEY Cruising into the wine villages & old world charm of Rhine Valley, we'll ogle at vineyards & fairytale castles. Soaking up river scenery & drinking local wine – what more could us cultured travelers ask for? (B,D) • See the Lorelei Rock • Rhine River Cruise • Beer-stein Demonstration F Wine Tasting DAYS 27Ì- 28Ì AMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained in the eccentric city of Amsterdam. Beyond the city skirts we will take a cycle in the village of Edam & visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house, passing windmills & Dutch countryside at its finest. (B,D)(B) • See the canals, gable houses & the city by night F Farewell Dinner F Canal Cruise DAY 29Ì AMSTERDAM TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Schiphol Airport or to central London, it will be sad goodbyes when our trip comes to an end. (B) END 10AM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

MUNICH, GERMANY @mariansanchezzz

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$5845

US$5985

End Jun 09

Start May26 Jun 09

US$5975

End Jun 23 Jul 07

Start Jun 16 Jun 23 Jul 07

US$6245

End Start Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 21 Aug 04 Aug 04

US$6245

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2019

Start May12

2019

End May26

2019

Start Apr 28

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBHM | START LONDON & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Aug 18 Sep 01 ● Sep 08 ●

End Sep 15 Sep 29 Oct 06

US$6130

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$1510 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki. com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

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46 INCLUDED MEALS

33 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

32 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation, 1 night on board a ferry, see p.60-61 for full breakdown

Mykonos Island option. 52 included meals for Greek Island Option. (See p.60-61 for full breakdown of meals)

*

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

4.8 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Day trip to the Isle of Capri

F Cabaret Show & Dinner, Paris F Flamenco Show with Dinner, Barcelona F A Classical Night out with Dinner, Vienna

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ENGLAND

LONDON

AMSTERDAM

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BELGIUM

Calais

Optional end city

RHINE VALLEY

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Dover

ROME, @sophtravelmatters

Nightstops

1

GERMANY

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PARIS

MUNICH

FRANCE

1

SWITZ

LUCERNE LYON

1

2

Liechtenstein

SLOVENIA

Verona

2

Pisa

1

VENICE

BARCELONA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

1

ZADAR

Split

ITALY

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

2

DUBROVNIK MONTENEGRO

ADRIATIC SEA

2 2

CROATIA

FLORENCE

Monaco

FRENCH RIVIERA

SPAIN

VIENNA

AUSTRIA

2

Swiss Alps

2 Pyrenees Mountains

Mauthausen

1

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

Vatican City

ROME

Pompeii

Isle of Capri

Bari

1

1

SORRENTO 1 IONIAN SEA

START 6PM LONDON

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2 LONDON TO PARIS Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral DAY 3ÌPARIS Today will be free for baguettes, boutique shopping & all things quintessentially French. Explore hidden cafes or grab a bike & find a picnic spot by the Eiffel; the day will be yours. (B) F Cabaret Show & Dinner DAY 4ÌLYON Moving through Burgundy we'll take a fanciful stop at the 12th century Château Fontainebleau. With restaurants & colourful buildings, France's gastronomic capital is a pleasure to the senses. (B) DAYS 5Ì- 6Ì BARCELONA From the Pyrénées Mountains to the Mediterranean coastline, we'll weave our way to two nights in beachside Barcelona. From the Gothic Quarter to the La Rambla

district, we won't leave a pocket of this city uncovered. (B,D)(B) • See Gaudí's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex • Gothic Quarter Walking Tour F Flamenco Show & Dinner DAYS 7Ì- 8ÌFRENCH RIVIERA With glitz & glamour calling our names we'll head on to the French Riviera. When the sun drops & the perfumeries shut up shop, we'll roll the dice at the Monte Carlo Casino. (B,D)(B) • See the Royal Palace in Monaco F Monaco dinner DAYS 9Ì- 10ÌVENICE Exploring the narrow alleyways & grand square of this “floating city” will inspire an endless reel of photo opportunities. We'll have two nights to meander through its hidden backstreets & be swept up by its undeniable charisma. (B,D)(B) • Private motorboat to the historic islands • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square • See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas F Gondola Ride F Walking Tour of Venice F Venetian Dinner DAY 11ÌFLORENCE Today we'll roll through Tuscan hills in search of Florence. Here our Local Guide will lead us through

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the secret streets & sacred art surrounding the majestic Duomo Cathedral. (B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria • Florentine leather craft demonstration • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona F Tuscan Evening DAYS 12Ì- 13ÌROME In a whirl of Vespas, pasta & culture, we'll arrive in the captivating capital of Rome. Here we will spend two nights visiting historic monuments & checking off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. (B,D)(B) • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa • See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City F Guided Tour of Vatican F Emperors & Gladiators inc Colosseum

GREECE

1

PREVEZA Corinth Canal

Patras

1

ATHENS

MYKONOS ISLAND OR CRUISING OPTION SEE MAPS P.60

Roman town of Pompeii. Then it will be time to say goodbye to the immensely ‘bella' boot & board our overnight ferry to Greece. (B) F Guided Tour of Pompeii DAY 16ÌATHENS Motoring down the narrow trench of the Corinth Canal, we'll make our way to ancient Athens. Swapping seaside for city, the bright lights & ancient relics will mark our time in this capital city. (B) F A Traditional Athens Affair ISLAND OR CRUISE OPTION

Day 17-21 Your Choice: Settle down in Mykonos or cruise the Greek Islands, these five days will be your choice.

DAY 14ÌSORRENTO Boating, beautiful islands backdrop of cliff-edge houses – there's nowhere in the world quite like Sorrento. Cruising in from Naples via Capri, we can capture endless reels of this photogenic vista. (B) • Day trip to Capri F Cruise around Capri

DAY 22ÌTIRANA Undergoing an awakening from its repressed past, this city will surprise & delight with its vibrant & forward thinking nature. Tirana will spark your fondness for Albania. (B,D)

DAY 15Ì ADRIATIC FERRY Our last slice of Italian eye candy will be Mt.Vesuvius, with an optional tour of the ancient

DAYS 23Ì- 24 DUBROVNIK Motoring along the dazzling Adriatic coastline through tiny Montenegro, we'll make

our way to the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. A UNESCO World Heritage site of mega clubs & seafood restaurants, we'll lose sense of time indulging in this playground. (B,D)(B,D) • Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town F Dubrovnik Cruise DAY 25ÌZADAR An intoxicating mix of historic & contemporary, the untapped Zadar will impress us to no end. Here you can watch the sun drop whilst in the ocean listening to the sea organ chime. (B,D) DAYS 26Ì- 27Ì VIENNA Here in Vienna we'll soak up schnapps & strudel & visit the city's many historical prides. Music, architecture & a lively café scene; we'll get amongst it all. (B)(B) • See Schönbrunn Palace, St.Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House • Scenic drive along the historic ring road F Schnapps Museum F Classical Night out with Dinner DAY 28ÌMUNICH Today we'll head on to the German city of Munich, taking a sobering visit to Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial on the way. On arrival in the home of Oktoberfest, we will be wowed by 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. (B) • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz • Visit Mauthausen Concentration Camp DAYS 29Ì- 30Ì LUCERNE We'll pass through the tiny country of Liechtenstein on

our way to two nights in the Swiss Alps. World-famous chocolate & a breathtaking mountain setting will be ours to lap up until departure. (B)(B) • Visit Liechtenstein's capital, Vaduz • See the wooden Chapel Bridge • View the Lion Monument F Swiss Mountain visit DAY 31ÌRHINE VALLEY Cruising into the wine villages & old world charm of the Rhine Valley, we'll ogle at vineyards & fairytale castles. The rest of our day will be spent soaking up river scenery & taking a lesson in crafting beer steins. (B,D) • See the Lorelei Rock • Rhine River Cruise • Beer-stein demonstration F Wine Tasting DAYS 32Ì- 33Ì AMSTERDAM A morning cycle will take us to a cheese farm & clog maker's house, passing windmills & Dutch countryside at its finest. Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained long into the evening. (B,D)(B) • Bike tour in Edam F Canal Cruise F Farewell Dinner DAY 34Ì AMSTERDAM TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Schiphol Airport or to central London, it will be sad goodbyes when our trip comes to an end. (B) END 10AM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON


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Want to see even more of Europe? Check out the Ultimate European on p.92 for an epic 46 day adventure .

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• Athens guided tour • See the famous windmills of Mykonos • See Paradise Beach, Mykonos

F Mykonos by Night F Mykonos Southern Cruise

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Nightstops

GREECE

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MYKONOS

DAY 17ÌSTART ATHENS TO MYKONOS From anise flavored aperitifs to ancient architecture, you'll have time to absorb all things Athens. We'll then board our ferry feeling very island ready & make our way to the pristine shores of Mykonos. (B) • See the first modern Olympic Stadium in Athens F Mykonos by Night

CAPRI, ITALY @britwilt

DAYS 18Ì- 20Ì MYKONOS Windmills, white buildings & dreamy sunsets will mark our arrival in Mykonos! This party mecca will be ours for 4 whole nights, leaving us sun kissed, salt soaked & bursting with very fond memories. (B,D) (B)(B,D) F Mykonos Southern Cruise

DAY 21ÌCONTINUE PREVEZA Feeling sufficiently lulled by island life, we'll head back to the mainland of Greece. We'll then make our way through the country's picturesque mountains before arriving in coastal Preveza. (B,D)

MYKONOS

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$7465

US$7660

Start May25

US$7650

End Jun 27

Start Jun 08

US$7845

End Jul 11

Start Jun 15 Jun 22 Jun 29

US$8065

End Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 01

Start Jul 06 Jul 20 Aug 03

US$8065

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2019

End Jun 13

2019

Start May11

2019

End May30

2019

Start Apr 27

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBHE | START LONDON & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Aug 31 ● Sep 07 ●

End Oct 03 Oct 10

US$7845

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$2315 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki. com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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33 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

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FREE TIME ADD-ONS

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Unlimited drinks package including beer, wine, local spirits & soft drink. An experienced Trip Manager. See p.185 for more info on our essentials

32 breakfasts (B) 4 lunches (L) 16 dinners (D)

5.0 RATING

F Spectacular Oia Village, Santorini F Guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos, Crete

• Medieval tour of Rhodes & Lindos • Guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis

The one that unearths 19 countries in 34 unbelievable days, topped off by a Greek Island cruise SANTORINI

AEGEAN SEA, GREECE

It was such a great experience, so much was included & we did way more than I could have ever accomplished if I'd planned something like that on my own. Luke Holder DAY 17ÌATHENS TO MYKONOS Ship ahoy! This morning we'll hit the waters & cruise to the Aegean island paradise of Mykonos. Windmills, white buildings & dreamy sunsets – soak it all in before embarking the ship later in the evening. (B,L,D) DAY 18ÌPATMOS The unspoiled island of Patmos will be ours after exploring the resort clad Kusadasi. Colourful bazaars & local tavernas will be waiting if you can drag yourself out of the water. (B,L,D) • See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos F Guided tour of the Monastery of St. John

DAY 19ÌRHODES The Dodecanese Island of Rhodes offers a class in culture & history or the chance to beach hop & party. However you choose to tackle this magical island, it will not leave you disappointed. (B,L,D) • See the fortified town of Rhodes

DAY 21ÌSANTORINI TO ATHENS Feeling sufficiently lulled by island life, we'll head back to the mainland of Greece. We'll then make our way through the country's picturesque mountains before arriving in coastal Preveza. (B,D) • See the first modern Olympic Stadium in Athens • Guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis

DAY 20ÌSANTORINI After a stint in Crete it will be on to those iconic blue & white dome buildings! Donkeys, wineries, & beautiful cliffside views will be yours to absorb in Santorini. (B,L,D) • See the volcanic islands surrounding Santorini & its main town of Fira F Guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos

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1 Kusadasi TURKEY

Mykonos Patmos

1

1 Santorini Rhodes

Crete

SANTORINI

Places visited 1

Nightstops

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$7755

US$7935

Start May25

US$7925

End Jun 27

Start Jun 08

US$8130

End Jul 11

TOTAL PRICE LISTED INCLUDES PORT TAXES & GRATUITIES

Start Jun 15 Jun 22 Jun 29

US$8345

End Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 01

Start Jul 06 Jul 20 Aug 03

US$8345

End Aug 08 Aug 22 Sep 05

2019

End Jun 13

2019

Start May11

2019

End May30

2019

Start Apr 27

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BHEC | START LONDON & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON

Start Aug 31 ● Sep 07 ●

End Oct 03 Oct 10

US$8130

The above prices are accurate as of September 6th, 2018 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/explorer-cruise. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Cruise Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$2290 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

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28 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation, 4 nights on board a cruise ship, 1 night on board a ferry

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ICONIC ESSENTIALS. STRETCH YOUR BUDGET Discover the very best of this vast and wonderful continent, with just the essentials included to help your budget go further. Sleep in accommodation that’s simple, fun and just a little bit special and make your trip bespoke to you by picking from our menu of Free Time Add-On experiences.


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If you’re looking for accommodation that is an experience all of its own, Iconic Essentials delivers the goods. When you’re not bunking down in some of Europe’s coolest hostels, you’ll be waking up in our Contiki exclusive Special Stays, always in maximum quad share rooms (with some twin share). 12 person dorm? No, thank you.

VIA HOSTEL, AMSTERDAM

GENERATOR HOSTEL, MADRID

A & O HOSTEL, VENICE

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see more Looking for once-in-a-lifetime moments from your travels? Iconic Essentials won’t disappoint. Dreamed up and delivered by our all star crew of On-Site Team Members, prepare to feel the tingles takeover as you realise you’re having a Contiki moment.

MORNING YOGA

MIXOLOGY CL ASS

CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX

GASTHOF SCHOENECK, AUSTRIA

When you’re staying at a 16th century château surrounded by hectares of private grounds overlooking Beaujolais wineries and a private pool, it’d be rude not to take a little morning stretch en plein air. Join our On-Site Team out on the Château’s lawn for an included morning yoga session to clear your mind and give those hardworking limbs some TLC. You’ll thank yourself when you’re living your best life at the party later.

Fancy yourself as a bit of a dab hand with the old cocktail shaker? At Schoeneck we offer an included speciality Red Bull mixology class to mix, shake and pour your way to some cocktail magic. All the ingredients you need are supplied to master a mixture of boozy (or virgin) Red Bull concoctions like the ‘Buillionair’, ‘Fresh’n Bull’ and ‘Kiwi Lemon Kiss’. Make like Tom Cruise and add some 1980’s cocktail flair just for kicks, but maybe practice with your water bottle first…

REDBULL MIXOLOGY CLASS, CONTIKI MOMENT, GASTHOF SCHOENECK, HOPFGARTEN

SWISS CHALET, LAUTERBRUNNEN

MORNING YOGA, CONTIKI MOMENT, CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX

CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX, BEAUJOLAIS REGION

ROME, ITALY

eat local Regional flavor is the name of the game on Iconic Essentials, with food at our Special Stays the jewel in the crown. Locally sourced and expertly designed meals are cooked with passion and flare by our team of Contiki Chefs, all for you.

GASTHOF SC HOENEC K

CONTIKI VILL AGE

HOPFGARTEN , AUSTRIA

ROME, ITALY

Keeping things traditionally Austrian, we’ll dish you up cob loaf for starters, wiener schnitzel for mains, and a saucy heisse liebe, translated to ‘hot love’, to finish things off.

After a day filled with Colosseums and coffee, what better way to refuel than a starter of traditional pasta caccio e pepe (a local specialty from Rome), chicken parmigiana for main and a scoop of lemon sorbet to push you into full food coma mode. LOOK OUT FOR THIS FLAG ON TRIP MAPS TO SEE ALL THE CITIES WHERE YOU CAN START & END YOUR TRIP


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An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

Want to see even more of Spain? Check out the Spanish Spree on p.116 for a 14 day Spanish adventure.

F Flamenco Show & Tapas, Barcelona F Ibiza Party Package F Valencia Cooking Class, Valencia

• Madrid City Tour • Barcelona Gothic Quarter Walking Tour • Visit to Medieval Toledo

The one that gives you the Spanish highlights including 3 nights in Ibiza IBIZA, SPAIN

BARCELONA, @gracelouise_

DAYS 7Ì- 8ÌMADRID From rooftop bars to 1920's architecture, Madrid holds an unassuming charm & multi-layered persona that's hard to resist. We'll bunker down here for the rest of our trip, getting acquainted with every nook & cranny. You'll be guided by our city tour & can choose to see even more hidden nooks & crannies with the Local Guide on a bike tour. We'll then top things off with an START 4PM BARCELONA

DAYS 1Ì- 2Ì BARCELONA We'll join up & kick off in the sultry Spanish city of Barcelona. Exploring the Gothic Quarter, La Rambla & beyond, we won't leave a pocket of this sizzling city uncovered. Churros & sangria enjoyed at rooftop bars & cosy cafes – we'll take it all, with a side portion of paella. Hostel (D)(B) F Barcelona Bike Ride F Flamenco show & tapas DAYS 3Ì- 5ÌIBIZA Switching from ancient streets to strobe lights, we'll ferry to the world's party capital of Ibiza. Life will be dialled up to 100% from the moment we pull

BARCELONA, @b_carnes

up. Day parties, DJs, beach clubs, warehouse bars – this island has earned its reputation as a mecca of good times. Those not fussed on 6am dance floor sessions will find no shortage of enjoyment thanks to the beaches, markets & water sports that abound the island. Hostel (B)(B)(B) F Ibiza Party Package

DAY 6ÌVALENCIA After our Mediterranean Sea Sail & a short bout by land, we'll find ourselves in Valencia, where crumbling coloured buildings meet spaceship looking architecture & parks & fountains fill the streets. Step one of the cultural immersion will be to join in a cooking class; make yourself a delicious Paella in the spiritual home of this classic Spanish dish. Hotel (B) F Paella Cooking Class & Dinner

optional farewell Española dinner. Hostel (B,D)(B) • Visit the medieval City of Toledo F Madrid Bike Ride F Traditional Madridlenos Dinner DAY 9ÌMADRID Trip ends after breakfast when you say farewell to your new friends. (B) END 9AM MADRID

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2

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MADRID MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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1

3

IBIZA

Denia

Places visited

IBIZA 1

Nightstops

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$1885

Start May26 Jun 09

US$1925

End Jun 03 Jun 17

Start Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 30

US$2049

End Start Jun 24 Jul 09 Jul 01 Jul 14 Jul 08 Jul 23

US$2049

End Start Jul 17 Aug 04 Jul 22 Aug 11 Jul 31 Aug 18

US$2049

End Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26

2019

End May13

2019

Start May05

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CCIB | START BARCELONA & FINISH MADRID Start Aug 25 Sep 01 Sep 15

End Sep 02 Sep 09 Sep 23

US$1949

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on maximum quad-share with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Note: On occasion due to the Ibiza accommodation we may need to utilise 6 bedded same sex rooms. Trip starts 4:00pm in Barcelona & ends approx. 9:00am in Madrid. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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10 NIGHTS IN ACCOMMODATION

15 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

9 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D)

4.6 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night' sightseeing tour • Champagne & Escargot • Our legendary party nights

F Paragliding, Tyrol F Jungfrau Mountain, Swiss Alps F Cabaret Show, Paris

heels for the “floating city” with its artistic palazzi, markets & maze of canals. Contiki Village (B) • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square • Private motorboat to the historic islands of Venice F Gondola Ride

DAYS 9Ì- 10ÌPARIS Today a drive past the vineyards of Burgundy will take us to two nights in Paris - Oui merci! Here in the city of lights & love we'll marvel at monuments amidst a frenzy of boutique bars & countless baguettes. Hotel (B,D)(B) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral • Visit a French perfumery F Parisian Dinner

The one that fits in the best of Europe's icons for those short on time SWISS ALPS

DAYS 7Ì- 8Ì SWISS ALPS Lake Como & lakeside Lucerne will mark our drive from Italy into the Swiss Alps. Then, it's two nights of Swiss chocolate, a breathtaking mountain setting & the chance to ride the cog railway up a Swiss Mountain – don't mind if we do! (B,D)(B,D) « Contiki Special Stay • See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne START 4PM LONDON

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. Hostel (D) • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night F Canal Cruise DAY 3Ì RHINE VALLEY After a morning roaming the eclectic streets of

Amsterdam, we'll leap into the wine villages & old world charm of the Rhine Valley. Jaw-dropping river scenery & a lesson in crafting beer steins will fill up our first day in Germany. Hotel (B,D) F Wine Tasting DAY 4ÌMUNICH Saying goodbye to the Rhine, we'll kick on to the German city of Munich. Here in the home of Oktoberfest, we'll be wowed by 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. Hostel (B) • See the Lorelei Rock • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz F Guided Bike Tour of Munich

DAY 5Ì AUSTRIAN TYROL Today we'll head out of Munich & on to Austria, arriving in the bucket list checking, adventure sports mecca of Tyrol. Explore the nooks of this scenic little mountain village & get to know its wild side with a thrill-seeking experience. (B,D) « Contiki Special Stay F Whitewater Rafting F Paragliding

ENGLAND

1 1

END 10AM PARIS CDG AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

NETHERLANDS

NORTH SEA

LONDON

DAY 11Ì PARIS TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Paris CDG Airport or central London, it will be sad goodbyes all round this morning as our trip comes to an end. (B)

AMSTERDAM

GERMANY

Dover Calais

1 BELGIUM

St Goar

RHINE VALLEY

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PARIS

2

1

Places visited 1

DAY 6ÌVENICE Taking the gorgeous Brenner Pass past orchards & castles, we'll roll into Italy with our map set to Venice. Here we will fall head over

2

1

TYROL

Lucerne

SWISS ALPS

Optional end city

1

SWITZ

FRANCE

Nightstops

MUNICH

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

Special Stay

Brenner Pass Lake Como 1

VENICE

ITALY

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$1689

US$1885

Start May15 May19 May27 May31 Jun 03 Jun 07 Jun 10

US$1909

End Start May25 Jun 13 May29 Jun 06 Jun 10 Jun 13 Jun 17 Jun 20

US$1909

End Jun 23

Start Jun 16 Jun 19 Jun 22 Jun 23 Jun 26 Jun 27 Jun 29

US$2035

End Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

26 29 02 03 06 07 09

Start Jun 30 Jul 08 Jul 12 Jul 17 Jul 22 Jul 24 Jul 28

US$2035

End Jul 10 Jul 18 Jul 22 Jul 27 Aug 01 Aug 03 Aug 07

Start Jul 30 Aug 04 Aug 06 Aug 13 Aug 15 Aug 16

US$2035

End Aug 09 Aug 14 Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 25 Aug 26

Start Aug 21 Aug 23 Aug 28

US$1935

End Aug 31 Sep 02 Sep 07

2019

End May10 May20

2019

Start Apr 30 May10

2019

End Apr 15 Apr 26

2019

Start Apr 05 Apr 16

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CCEH | START LONDON & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Aug 31 Sep 05 Sep 11 Sep 18 ● Sep 20 ●

End Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

10 15 21 28 30

US$1875

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on maximum quad-share with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 4:00pm in Londons & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#EUHORIZON

Special Stays: 1 night Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights Swiss Chalet. 1 night Contiki Village, 4 nights hotel & 2 nights hostel accommodation

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18 INCLUDED MEALS

14 NIGHTS IN ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 1 night French Château, 4 nights Contiki Villages, 6 nights hotel, & 3 night hostel accommodation

#EUHIGHLIGHTS

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13 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team plus exclusive On-Site Team at Special Stays and Cabin Villages. Air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour with champagne & escargot • Sample local wine at Contiki’s Château

F Cabaret Show, Paris F Guided tour of the Vatican, Rome F Gondola ride, Venice

The one that does Europeʼs best bucket list destinations in two weeks DAY 11ÌMUNICH In Munich, the home of Oktoberfest, we will be wowed by 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. Hostel (B) • Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz F Guided bike tour of Munich

PARIS, FRANCE

DAY 3ÌPARIS Today is all yours maybe picnic by the Eiffel Tower & later hit up the lively club scene. Hotel (B) F Cabaret Show F Parisian Dinner

START 6PM LONDON

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel

DAY 4ÌBEAUJOLAIS WINE REGION Past Burgundy & the Beaujolais vineyards, we arrive in Contiki’s 16th century Château, which is ours for the night. (B,D) « Contiki Special Stay • See Château Fontainebleau • Wine tasting at Château

DAY 2 LONDON TO PARIS Ferry across the English Channel. Here in the city of Lights & love, we’ll begin our European gallivant. Hotel (D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the ChampsÉlysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

DAYS 5Ì- 6Ì THE RIVIERA At the rich & famous hang out that is The Riviera, we’ll

market hop, take a dip in the sea & roll the dice at Monte Carlo casino. Hotel (B)(B) • See the Royal Palace in Monaco • Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur • Visit a French Perfumery

to visit historic monuments & the world’s smallest country, the Vatican City. Contiki Village (B)(B,D) • Spritz Aperol making class in Rome • See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome • See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

DAY 7ÌFLORENCE We’ll take snaps at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before arriving in Florence, to explore secret streets & sacred art. Contiki Village (B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria in Florence F Tuscan Dinner

DAY 12 RHINE VALLEY After a sombre visit to Dachau Concentration Camp, we’ll leap into the Rhine Valley’s old world charm, for its stunning river scenery & a lesson in crafting beer steins. Hotel (B,D) • Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial • See the Lorelei Rock F Wine tasting

DAYS 8Ì- 9ÌROME Through the grapevines of Umbria in search of Rome,

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2329

End May10 May14 May21 May24

US$2525

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US$2589

Start Jun 06 Jun 08 Jun 11 Jun 14

End Jun Jun Jun Jun

20 22 25 28

US$2589

2019

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Places visited

2019

2019

2019

End Apr 16 Apr 23 May04

DAY 15 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON Take your complimentary transfer to Schiphol Airport or to central London. It will be sad goodbyes as our trip comes to an end. (B)

DAY 10ÌVENICE We criss-cross the Apennine Mountains for enchanting Venice, to fall head over heels for the “floating city”. Contiki Village (B) • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square F Secrets of Venice Walking Tour

1

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CCPE | START LONDON & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Apr 02 Apr 09 Apr 20

DAYS 13Ì- 14Ì AMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will entertain us in eclectic Amsterdam. Beyond the city skirts we’ll take a morning cycle, past windmills & quaint Dutch countryside, & visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house. Hostel (B,D)(B) • See the city’s canals & gable houses by night F Amsterdam Farewell Dinner F Canal Cruise

Start Jun 18 Jun 21 Jun 22 Jun 25 Jun 26 Jun 29

US$2765

End Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

02 05 06 09 10 13

Start Jul 02 Jul 04 Jul 06 Jul 09

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

Nightstops Optional end city

16 18 20 23

1

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US$2765

US$2655

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Start Jul 27 Jul 30 Aug 01 Aug 03 Aug 07 Aug 13

US$2655

End Aug 10 Aug 13 Aug 15 Aug 17 Aug 21 Aug 27

Start Aug 20 Aug 24 Aug 27 Sep 01 Sep 07 Sep 12 ● Sep 13 ●

US$2599

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03 07 10 15 21 26 27

2019

Start Jul 14 Jul 16 Jul 19 Jul 20 Jul 21 Jul 23

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CCPE | START LONDON & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Sep 14 ● Sep 17 ● Sep 19 ●

US$2489

End Sep 28 Oct 01 Oct 03 Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on maximum quad-share with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/ staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185


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An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team plus exclusive On-Site Team at Special Stays and Cabin Villages. Air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Paragliding, Tyrol F Jungfrau Mountain, Swiss Alps F Cabaret Show, Paris

• Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike through cheese-making Edam • Private motorboat to the historic islands of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing tour

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The one that combines history, adventure, natural beauty, food & fun times over 19 days • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona F Rome of the Emperors & Gladiators Inc. Colosseum

« Contiki Special Stay

• See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne DAYS 17Ì- 18ÌPARIS Past Burgundy’s vineyards to Paris, to marvel at monuments & munch on macarons. Hotel (B,D)(B) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral • Visit a French perfumery F Parisian Dinner

DAY 14ÌFLORENCE Here we will drink up the secret streets & sacred art around the city’s towering Duomo Cathedral. Contiki Village (B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria F Florentine leather craft demonstration

DAY 19ÌPARIS TO LONDON Take your complimentary transfer to Paris CDG Airport or central London, our trip has come to an end. (B)

ROME, ITALY

START 4PM LONDON

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your new crew. Hotel DAY 2 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. Hostel (D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle & cross the English Channel • See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night DAY 3ÌAMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will entertain us in eclectic Amsterdam. Beyond the city skirts we’ll take a cycle past windmills & visit a cheese

farm & clog maker’s house. Hostel (B) • Visit a Cheese Farm & Clog Makers House • Edam Bike Ride F Canal Cruise

dazzle us with its castles & cathedrals. Hostel (B)(B) • Visit Dresden, destroyed in World War II & known as the ‘Florence of the North’ • See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square in Prague

DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌBERLIN In the capital of cool, hop from bars to galleries & historic sites. Hostel (B,D)(B) • Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall • See the site of Checkpoint Charlie • See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building F Historical Walking Tour

DAY 8ÌMUNICH Back to Germany, hello Munich: the home of Oktoberfest. Be wowed by 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. Hostel (B) • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz F Guided Bike Tour DAY 9Ì AUSTRIAN TYROL On to Austria, for the adventure sports mecca of Tyrol. (B,D)

DAYS 6Ì- 7ÌPRAGUE Past Dresden, we’ll arrive in quirky Prague which will

« Contiki Special Stay

• Red Bull Cocktail Mixology Class in our very own Austrian Gasthof F Whitewater Rafting

DAYS 15Ì- 16Ì SWISS ALPS Wave to the Clooney’s at Lake Como before we arrive in the breathtaking Swiss Alps & maybe ride up Jungfrau Mountain! (B,D)(B,D)

END 10AM PARIS CDG AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

DAYS 10Ì- 11ÌVENICE We’ll fall for the “floating city,” with its artistic palazzi, NORTH NETHERLANDS markets & maze of canals. SEA Edam ENGLAND Contiki Village (B,D)(B) AMSTERDAM 2 • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & LONDON 1 St. Mark’s Square Dover Calais • Scenic drive through BELGIUM GERMANY the Brenner Pass NGLISH CHANNEL F Gondola Ride Valley of the Somme DAYS 12Ì- 13 ÌROME We’ll criss-cross the Apennine Mountains, to visit the historic monuments of Rome & check off the world’s smallest country, the Vatican City. Contiki Village (B)(B,D) • See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City

PARIS

2

MUNICH

2

Dresden

2

1

1

AUSTRIA

1

TYROL

SWITZ

FRANCE

SWISS ALPS

Nightstops

2

Brenner Pass Lucerne Lake Como ITALY

2

Optional end city 1

PRAGUE

CZECH REP

Burgundy Region

Places visited

BERLIN

Special Stay

FLORENCE

VENICE

1

ADRIATIC SEA

HOW MUCH & WHEN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CCEW | START LONDON & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON

2

ROME

US$2915

US$3199

US$3275

End Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

09 12 19 22 25 26 28 30 01

Start Jun 15 Jun 20 Jun 23 Jun 26 Jun 28 Jun 29 Jul 01 Jul 03 Jul 05

US$3505

End Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

03 08 11 14 16 17 19 21 23

Start Jul 06 Jul 10 Jul 12 Jul 13 Jul 16 Jul 20 Jul 23 Jul 25 Jul 28

US$3505

End Jul 24 Jul 28 Jul 30 Jul 31 Aug 03 Aug 07 Aug 10 Aug 12 Aug 15

Start Jul 31 Aug 04 Aug 11

US$3505

End Aug 18 Aug 22 Aug 29

Start Aug 14 Aug 17

US$3395

End Sep 01 Sep 04

2019

Start May22 May25 Jun 01 Jun 04 Jun 07 Jun 08 Jun 10 Jun 12 Jun 13

2019

End Apr 30 May08 May17 May29 May31

2019

Start Apr 12 Apr 20 Apr 29 May11 May13

2019

End Apr 22

2019

2019

Vatican City

Start Apr 04

Start Aug 21 Aug 24 Aug 26 Sep 01 Sep 09 Sep 15 Sep 16 Sep 18 Sep 20

● ● ● ●

End Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct

08 11 13 19 27 03 04 06 08

US$3309

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on maximum quad-share with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 4:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

#EUEXPERIENCE

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE 21

11

DAYS

FROM

FROM

US$3189 US$152 *

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

20 NIGHTS IN ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 2 nights French Château, 2 nights Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights Swiss Chalet. 6 nights in Contiki Villages, 3 night hostel & 5 nights hotel accommodation

32 INCLUDED MEALS 19 breakfasts (B) 1 picnic lunch (PL) 12 dinners (D)

*

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team plus exclusive On-Site Team at Special Stays and Cabin Villages. Air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour • Sample French Champagne & Escargot • French countryside picnic • Sample local wine at Contiki’s Château

4.6 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Gondola Ride, Venice F Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum, Rome F White Water Rafting, Tyrol

ROME, ITALY

PISA, ITALY @wanderhus

SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND @nayhammo

PARIS, FRANCE @i3ttas

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC @liddlerayofsunshine


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The one that visits Europe's major cities over 3 weeks, including a stay in the Contiki Château

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel DAY 2 LONDON TO PARIS Ferry across the English Channel to France. Here in the city of lights & love, we’ll begin our European gallivant, taking in pretty Parisian monuments like the Eiffel Tower – c’est magnifique! Hotel (D) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral • See the White Cliffs of Dover DAY 3ÌPARIS Today will be free for baguettes, boutique bar hopping & all things quintessentially French. Find a picnic spot by the Eiffel Tower during the day & tap into the city's lively club scene by night; the time is yours. Hotel (B) F Parisian Cabaret Show F Parisian Dinner DAYS 4Ì- 5Ì BEAUJOLAIS WINE REGION Out of Paris we'll head on through Burgundy & the Beaujolais vineyards, making tracks for a 16th century Château nestled deep within wine country. The Château will be ours to call home & let loose in for 2 nights. After all, it is owned by Contiki. (B,D)(B,PL,D) « Contiki Special Stay • See Château Fontainebleau • Wine Tasting at our very own Château

• Picnic Lunch in the Countryside • Unwind on the lawn with yoga & a glass of wine!

• Aperol Spritz making at our Italian Cocktail Class F Guided tour of the Vatican F Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum

DAY 6ÌTHE RIVIERA Not a minute will be wasted in the rich & famous hang out of The Riviera. When we're not in the Mediterranean Sea or market hopping, we'll be visiting a perfumery & rolling dice at the Monte Carlo casino. Hotel (B) • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur • Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace

ENGLAND

Edam

2

LONDON

DAYS 7Ì- 8ÌFLORENCE After stopping at the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, we'll glide through Tuscany towards renaissance Florence. Here we will drink up the secret streets & sacred art around the city's towering Duomo Cathedral. Contiki Village (B,D)(B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria • Florentine leather craft demo F Florence Disco F Tuscan Dinner

DAYS 13Ì- 14Ì AUSTRIAN TYROL Today we'll head on to Austria, arriving in the bucket list checking adventure sports mecca of Tyrol. Explore the nooks of this scenic little mountain village & get to know its wild side with a thrill-seeking experience. (B,D)(B,D) « Contiki Special Stay • Red Bull Cocktail Mixology Class in our very own Austrian Gasthof F Bike Ride & BBQ Lunch F Paragliding

DAYS 9Ì- 10ÌROME With a newfound appetite for all things Italian, we'll leave Florence & dart through the grapevines of Umbria in search of Rome. Here we will spend two nights visiting historic monuments & checking off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. Contiki Village (B)(B,D) • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona • See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City

DAY 15ÌMUNICH Leaving Tyrol & its wild village vibes, we'll head on to the German city of Munich. Paying tribute to Germany's tumultuous past, we'll take a sombre visit to Dachau Concentration Camp. Later, we'll arrive in the home of Oktoberfest & be wowed

NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM

GERMANY

1

Dover

DAYS 11Ì- 12ÌVENICE With the Italian capital officially uncovered, we'll hit the road with our compass pointing towards Venice. Here we will fall head over heels for the “floating city” with its artistic palazzi markets & maze of canals. Contiki Village (B)(B,D) • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square • See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas F Hidden Venice Guided Walking Tour With Aperitivo

Calais

#EUEXPERIENCE

START 6PM LONDON

1

BELGIUM

St Goar

RHINE VALLEY

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PARIS

2

Heidelberg Dachau

FRANCE

1

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

MUNICH

CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX

2

AUSTRIA Liechtenstein Lucerne Brenner Pass

SWISS ALPS

2

TYROL

2

SWITZ

Beaujolais Region

ITALY

2

VENICE

Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

2

Pisa

Optional end city 1

THE RIVIERA

Special Stay

FLORENCE

Monaco

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

ROME

2

DAY 18Ì RHINE VALLEY Leaping through Heidelberg, we'll arrive in the wine villages & old world charm of the Rhine Valley. Jawdropping river scenery & a lesson in crafting beer steins will fill up our second stint in Germany. Hotel (B,D) • See Heidelberg's medieval castle • See the Lorelei Rock F Wine Tasting

by 800 years of history. Hostel (B) • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz F Swarovski Crystal World F Guided bike tour of Munich DAYS 16Ì- 17Ì SWISS ALPS Lakeside Lucerne & the teeny country of Liechtenstein will mark our drive from Germany into the Swiss Alps. Then it's two nights of Swiss chocolate, a breathtaking mountain setting & the chance to ride the cog railway up Jungfrau Mountain – don't mind if we do! (B,D)(B,D) « Contiki Special Stay • Visit Liechtenstein's capital, Vaduz • See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne F Jungfrau Mountain & Adventure Park

DAYS 19Ì- 20 ÌAMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained in the eclectic city of Amsterdam. Beyond the city skirts we'll take a morning cycle passing windmills & Dutch countryside at its finest, before visiting

Vatican City

a cheese farm & clog maker's house. Hotel (B,D)(B) • See the city's canals & gable houses by night F Canal Cruise F Sea Palace Dinner DAY 21Ì AMSTERDAM TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Schiphol Airport or to central London, it will be sad goodbyes all round this morning as our trip comes to an end. (B) END 10AM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$3189

US$3405

US$3445

04 10 18 22

Start Jun 04 Jun 09 Jun 12

US$3555

End Jun 24 Jun 29 Jul 02

Start Jun 16 Jun 18 Jun 20 Jun 23 Jun 25

US$3665

End Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

06 08 10 13 15

Start Jun 27 Jun 30 Jul 04 Jul 07 Jul 10

US$3765

End Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

17 20 24 27 30

Start Jul 13 Jul 18 Jul 21 Jul 24 Jul 28 Aug 04

US$3689

End Aug 02 Aug 07 Aug 10 Aug 13 Aug 17 Aug 24

Start Aug 07 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25

US$3689

End Aug 27 Aug 31 Sep 07 Sep 14

2019

End Jun Jun Jun Jun

2019

Start May15 May21 May29 Jun 02

2019

End May25 Jun 01

2019

Start May05 May12

2019

End Apr 21 May04 May11 May15

2019

Start Apr 01 Apr 14 Apr 21 Apr 25

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CCMX | START LONDON & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Sep 08 Sep 10 Sep 12 Sep 15 Sep 17

● ● ● ● ●

End Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

28 30 02 05 07

US$3475

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on maximum quad-share with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6.00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/ staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


EUROPE SUMMER 2019

CONTIKI.COM/LONDON-ATHENS

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

#LONDONTOATHENS

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

LONDON TO ATHENS 22

FROM

7

DAYS

FROM

US$3945 US$180 *

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

21 NIGHTS IN ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 2 nights French Château. 6 nights Contiki Villages, 10 nights hotel, 2 nights in hostels & 1 night on board a ferry

31 INCLUDED MEALS 20 breakfasts (B) 1 picnic lunch (PL) 10 dinners (D)

*

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team plus exclusive On-Site Team at Special Stays and Cabin Villages. Air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Champagne & Escargot • Wine tasting at Contiki’s Château • Guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis

4.2 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Cabaret Show, Paris F Flamenco, Tapas & Drinks, Barcelona F Locally Guided Walking Tour, Venice

CORFU, GREECE

ROME, ITALY @minaapark

BARCELONA, SPAIN @kaylamaree1993

BARCELONA, SPAIN @graceelouise__

FLORENCE, ITALY @amygm93


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ICONIC ESSENTIALS

The one that leads you through France & Italy to the shores of Greece, with a Barcelona stopover START 6PM LONDON

• Let us help you relax with a Yoga session & a glass of wine

DAY 2 LONDON TO PARIS Ferry across the English Channel to France. Here in the city of lights & love, we’ll begin our European gallivant, taking in pretty Parisian monuments like the Eiffel Tower – c’est magnifique! Hotel (D) ) • See the White Cliffs of Dover • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

DAYS 7Ì- 8Ì BARCELONA Saying goodbye to the grape juice we'll weave our way to two nights in beachside Barcelona. From the Gothic Quarter to the La Rambla district, we won't stop until we've got this city sussed. Hostel (B,D)(B) • See Gaudí's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex • Gothic Walking Tour

DAYS 5Ì- 6Ì BEAUJOLAIS WINE REGION Out of Paris we'll head on through Burgundy & the Beaujolais vineyards, making tracks for a 16th century Château nestled deep within wine country. The Château will be ours to call home & let loose in for 2 nights. After all, it is owned by Contiki. (B, D)(B,PL,D) « Contiki Special Stay • French picnic lunch • Experience wine tasting at Contiki's Chateau

DAYS 3Ì- 4ÌPARIS The next 2 nights will be free for baguettes, boutique bar hopping & all things

LONDON

NORTH SEA

1

Calais Dover

ENGLISH CHANNEL

PARIS

2

Here we will wander amidst historic masterpieces & check off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. Contiki Village (B)(B,D) • Let us teach you how to make a delicious Aperol Spritz at our Italian Mixology Class • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona • See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City F Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum

DAY 17Ì ADRIATIC FERRY Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii's ancient ruins. Then cross southern Italy & board the overnight

DAYS 15Ì- 16ÌROME With a newfound appetite for all things Italian, we'll leave Florence & dart through the vineyards of Umbria in search of Rome.

DAYS 11Ì- 12ÌVENICE Arriving in Venice, we will find ourselves falling head

Valley of the Somme

CORFU

DAYS 13Ì- 14Ì FLORENCE After stopping at the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, we'll glide through Tuscany towards Renaissance Florence. Here we will drink up the secret streets & sacred art around the city's towering Duomo Cathedral. Contiki Village (B,D)(B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria • Florentine leather craft demonstration

DAYS 9Ì- 10Ì THE RIVIERA Not a minute will be wasted in the rich & famous hang out of The Riviera. When we're not in the Mediterranean Sea or market hopping, we'll be visiting a perfumery & rolling dice at the Monte Carlo casino. Hotel (B)(B) • Visit the historic city of Arles • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur • See the Royal Palace in Monaco

START

ENGLAND

over heels for the “floating city”, with its hidden backstreets, markets & maze of canals. You'll have a full day and nights to lift the lid on this mystical city, sussing out the best Aperol drinking spots & hunting down the elusive floating book store. Contiki Village (B,D)(B) • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square • Private motorboat to the historic islands F Gondola Ride F Walking tour of Venice

Versailles

Beaujolais Region

2

FRANCE

CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX

Contiki is awesome, they take you to the places you want to see and keep it exciting and fun along the way. We went to so many different places in such short time. The Contiki team are really friendly and helpful as well.

VENICE

2

Apennine Mountains Pisa

Arles

2 Pyrenees Mountains

SPAIN

2

FLORENCE

Monaco

ITALY

THE RIVIERA 2

Kate Ciantar

BARCELONA

2

Vatican City

ROME Mt Vesuvius

Pompeii

Places visited 1 1

Bari

MEDITERRANEAN SEA GREECE

1

Nightstops

3

Special Stay

CORFU

END

ferry to Greece. Adriatic Ferry (B) F Guided Tour of Pompeii

DAYS 18Ì- 20ÌCORFU Slipping into island time we'll arrive in the idyllic Greek Islands. The second largest Ionian island will host us for three whole days, offering up lazy sunshine filled days, glistening open seas & party fueled nights under the stars aplenty. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B,D) F Captain's Cruise of Corfu DAY 21ÌCORFU TO ATHENS Feeling sufficiently lulled by island life, we'll motor down the narrow trench of the Corinth Canal, making our way to mythological Athens. Swapping seaside for city, the bright lights & ancient relics will mark our final hours on this trip. Hotel (B) F A Traditional Athens Affair DAY 22ÌATHENS From anise flavored aperitifs to ancient architecture, this morning you'll absorb all things Athens. Roam around the ancient streets, sample olives & dance through history – this city is nothing if not unique & the perfect way to end our adventure. (B) • Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a Local Guide • See the first modern Olympic Stadium END 12PM ATHENS

IONIAN SEA

1

ATHENS

Corinth Canal

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$3945

US$4175

Start Jun 14 Jun 17

US$4395

End Jul 05 Jul 08

Start Jun 22 Jun 26 Jun 29 Jul 06

US$4525

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

Start 13 Jul 11 17 Jul 14 20 27

US$4525

End Aug 01 Aug 04

Start Jul 20 Jul 29 Aug 03 Aug 17

US$4575

End Aug 10 Aug 19 Aug 24 Sep 07

2019

End Jun 15 Jun 24 Jun 29

2019

Start May25 Jun 03 Jun 08

2019

End May18 Jun 01

2019

Start Apr 27 May11

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019 | CODE:CCLG | START LONDON & FINISH ATHENS Start Aug 28

End Sep 18

US$4445

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on maximum quad-share with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm London & ends approx. 12:00noon in Athens. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185. Note: On some departures, the itinerary may change due to sudden alterations to the Italian/Greek Ferry schedule.

#LONDONTOATHENS

quintessentially French. Find a picnic spot by the Eiffel Tower during the day & tap into the city's lively club scene by night; the time is yours. Hotel (B,D)(B) • See the Palace of Versailles (entry not included) • Snails & Champagne • Paris by Night City Tour F Parisian Cabaret Show

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers.


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LONDON TO ROME THE DETAILS 16 NIGHTS IN ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château. 6 nights Contiki Villages, 6 nights hotel & 2 nights in hostels

17

6

DAYS

START 6PM LONDON

DAY 1-16ÌLONDON TO ROME See p.72 London to Athens for itinerary, sightseeing & Free Time options. (D)

CONTIKI.COM/LONDON-ROME FROM

FROM

US$2995

US$177

*

COUNTRIES

*

DAY 17ÌROME Your trip ends after breakfast, so it's time to swap email addresses & say "arrivederci" to your new friends. (B)

START

ENGLAND

LONDON

NORTH SEA

Places visited

1

Dover Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Valley of the Somme

END 7:30AM ROME

PER DAY

Nightstops

1

Special stay

PARIS

3

PARIS

1

Versailles Burgundy Region

24 INCLUDED MEALS

Beaujolais Region

2

FRANCE

15 breakfasts (B) 1 picnic lunch (PL) 8 dinners (D)

CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX

2

VENICE

Apennine Mountains Pisa Monaco

Arles

2

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA

ITALY

THE RIVIERA

SPAIN

ESSENTIALS

FLORENCE

2

END

2

ADRIATIC SEA

ROME

2

Vatican City MEDITERRANEAN SEA

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2995

US$3225

Start Jun 14 Jun 17

US$3339

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Santorini Highlights F Mykonos by Night

Start Jul 20 Jul 29 Aug 03 Aug 17

End Aug 05 Aug 14 Aug 19 Sep 02

US$3365

START 6PM LONDON

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then free time to explore London. Hotel DAYS 1Ì- 22ÌLONDON TO ATHENS Refer to London to Athens on p.72. In the afternoon of day 22, you will be transferred to meet your fellow travelers on our Greek Week trip. DAYS 23Ì- 25Ì ATHENS TO MYKONOS It will be squeals all round when we arrive in the party mecca of Mykonos. Windmills, white

NEW & IMPROVED

Start Aug 28

End Sep 13

US$3269

CONTIKI.COM/LONDON-ATHENS-ESCAPE FROM

US$5379

COUNTRIES

buildings & iconic sunsets - this island paradise will be ours for 3 nights, leaving us with tired dancing feet & killer tans. Hotel (B)(B)(B) • See traditional Cycladicstyle houses DAYS 26Ì- 28Ì SANTORINI After a short bout of play at sea, we'll pull up in the port of Santorini, finding white-washed vistas & blue domed churches. Sign up for a tour that may see you swimming in an active volcano or wander the streets snapping the iconic caldera & tumbling bougainvillea of Santorini. With other days at black or red sand beaches

eating local specialties like domatokeftedes (fried tomato balls) life doesn't get much better. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B)

US$180

Please note: Day 30 has been designed to allow you to finish the trip without needing an extra nights accommodation.

DAY 29ÌATHENS Today we'll make the most of our final hours on the Greek Isles before sailing back to the mainland of Athens, arriving late into the evening. Hotel (B)

1

*

PER DAY

Nightstops

END

2

ATHENS AEGEAN SEA

GREECE

MYKONOS 3

DAY 30ÌATHENS It will be sad faces all round this morning as we pack our bags, check-out of our hotel & come to the sad realisation that our trip has come to an end. (B)

3

SANTORINI

END 10AM ATHENS

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$5379 Start Jul 06 C

US$5689

End Jun 10

US$5415 End Aug 03

Start Jul 11 Jul 14

US$6275

Start May25 C Jun 03 C

End Jun 22 Jul 01

US$5185 End Aug 09 Aug 12

Start Jul 20 Jul 29

US$6105

LONDON TO ATHENS + MYKONOS & SANTORINI ISLAND ESCAPE Start Jun 08

End Jul 07

US$5839 End Aug 18 Aug 27

Start Aug 03 B

US$6099

Start Jun 14 Jun 17

End Jul 13 Jul 16

US$6035 End Sep 02

Start Aug 17 C

US$5515

Start Jun 22 B

End Jul 22

US$6215 End Sep 14

Start Aug 28

2019

Start May11 B

2019

End May26

2019

Start Apr 27

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:LTAW | START LONDON & FINISH ATHENS

2019

• See the first modern Olympic stadium in Athens • See the famous windmills on Mykonos

End Jul 27 Jul 30

US$3455

+ MYKONOS & SANTORINI ISLAND ESCAPE

2019

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

US$3455

2019

See p.185 for more info on our essentials

Start 08 Jul 11 12 Jul 14 15 22

*

2019

ESSENTIALS

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

FROM

2019

28 breakfasts (B) 1 picnic lunch (PL) 10 dinners (D)

7

DAYS

2019

39 INCLUDED MEALS

30

2019

Special Stays: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château. 6 nights Contiki Villages, 18 nights hotels, 2 nights in hostels & 1 night on-board a ferry

Start Jun 22 Jun 26 Jun 29 Jul 06

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on maximum quad-share with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 7:30am in Rome. For more ways to save see p.31. Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure. Some travelers will be continuing their Contiki journey on the London to Athens. Why not join them if you have time. See p.72. For travel insurance see p.185.

2019

29 NIGHTS IN ACCOMMODATION

End Jun 30 Jul 03

2019

End Jun 10 Jun 19 Jun 24

2019

Start May25 Jun 03 Jun 08

2019

End May13 May27

2019

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FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Flamenco, Tapas & Drinks, Barcelona F Guided Tour of the Vatican, Rome

ROME, @thalyaeden

2019

• Walking tour of the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

2019

#LONDONTOATHENS

#LONDONTOROME

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

ROME

2019

See p.185 for more info on our essentials

Start Jun 26 Jun 29

End Jul 25 Jul 28

US$6275 End Sep 26

US$5905

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on maximum quad-share with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. B - These departures stay one more night in Athens code: LTAWB C - These departures stay one less night in Athens code: LTAWC For more ways to save see p.31. Note: On some departures, the itinerary may change due to sudden alterations to the Italian/Greek Ferry schedule. For travel insurance see p.185.


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*

*

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ICONIC ESSENTIALS

THE NUMBERS

FROM

NEW & IMPROVED

ESSENTIALS

4.1 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • See the famous windmills in Mykonos

F Mykonos by Night, Mykonos F Island Tour, Delos F Santorini Highlights & volcano tour

#ISLANDESCAPE

An experienced Trip Manager & local Greek ferries

The one that serves straight up sun, party & chill in the idyllic Aegean SANTORINI, GREECE @contikiizzy

1

Nightstops

GREECE

2

AEGEAN SEA

ATHENS

MYKONOS 3

3

SANTORINI

START 6PM ATHENS

DAY 1ÌATHENS Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon delving into the city's historical past. This evening meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travelers. Why not get together for an optional tasty & authentic Greek meal tonight? DAYS 2Ì- 4Ì MYKONOS It will be squeals all round when we arrive in the party mecca of Mykonos. Windmills, white buildings and iconic sunsets - this island

paradise will be ours for 3 nights, leaving us with tired dancing feet and killer tans. (B)(B)(B)

of our final hours on the Greek Isles before sailing back to the mainland of Athens, arriving back in the evening. (B)

DAYS 5Ì- 7 ÌSANTORINI After three blissful nights in Santorini you'll likely feel like we saved the best for last. From the dreamy sunsets to the iconic blue & white domes dripping in pink flowers, this island will be everything you’ve dreamed of & more. (B,D)(B)(B)

DAY 9ÌEND ATHENS It will be sad faces all round this morning as we pack our bags, check-out of our hotel and come to the sad realisation that our trip has come to an end. (B) END 10AM ATHENS

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

DAY 8ÌATHENS Today we'll make the most

MYKONOS

SANTORINI @ellyhai

HOW MUCH & WHEN

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US$1755

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2019

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2019

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2019

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2019

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05 08 11 14 17 20 23 26

US$1759

* Prices above are per person based on maximum quad-share with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. Note: for operational reasons this trip may run in reverse. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.


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ESSENTIALS

22 breakfasts (B) 11 dinners (D)

4.7 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

Prefer Hotel accommodation instead? Check out European Vistas p.52 for a similar itinerary.

• Bike tour of Edam (summer only) • Locally guided tour of Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camps • Special access Rome sightseeing tour

F Pierogi Dinner, Krakow F River Cruise with Dinner, Budapest F Traditional Tastes of Venice, Venice

The one that trails through Europe's bucket list musts & lesser known secrets ROME, ITALY @holly.abroad

F Prague Bike Tour F Pivo & Pubs Tour

F Emperors & Gladiators inc Colosseum

DAYS 8Ì- 9ÌVIENNA A church made from over 40,000 human skeletons will be our last Czech site before entering Austria. In Vienna we’ll soak up schnapps, strudel & palaces. (B)(B,D) F Schnapps Museum F A classic night out

DAYS 18Ì- 19Ì FLORENCE First up we will check off the world’s smallest country, the Vatican City. Before rolling into Florence to explore secret streets & sacred art surrounding the Duomo. (B,D)(B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria F Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums

DAYS 10 - 11ÌKRAKOW We’ll take a sombre visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Then stroll markets, absorb the lively culture & explore the Old Town. (B,D)(B) F Salt Mines Tour

NORTH SEA Edam NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

2

LONDON 1

AMSTERDAM

2

BERLIN

Dover

POLAND

DAY 3ÌAMSTERDAM A morning cycle will take us past windmills & Dutch countryside, (summer only) then we visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house. (B) F Canal Cruise

Dresden

GERMANY

Calais BELGIUM

PRAGUE

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D)

Auschwitz

2

Kutná Hora

2

CZECH REP

KRAKOW

SLOVAKIA

PARIS

2

VIENNA

FRANCE SWITZ

1 ITALY

1

Pisa

2

HUNGARY

SLOVENIA

ALPS

1

VENICE

START 4PM LONDON

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers.

FLORENCE

Optional end city 2

DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌBERLIN Whisking down the autobahn we’ll arrive in the cool capitalof Berlin. Go deep on the city’s creative culture. (B,D)(B) F Cold War & Cold Drinks

LJUBLJANA

Nightstops MEDITERRANEAN SEA

BUDAPEST

2

AUSTRIA

2 SWISS

Places visited

Banska Bystrica

2

ROME

DAYS 6Ì- 7ÌPRAGUE After a stop in Dresden, Prague will steal our hearts for two nights of castles, cathedrals & a quirky persona. (B,D)(B)

Vatican City

DAY 2 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM Ferry across the English

HOW MUCH & WHEN

DAYS 12Ì- 13Ì BUDAPEST After visiting Slovakia’s charismatic Banská Bystrica, we’ll arrive in the ‘Paris of the East.’ From a Royal Palace to a gothic church, we’ll bounce across the river to Buda & Pest. (B)(B) F Past & Present Tour DAY 14ÌLJUBLJANA In Slovenia’s capital we’ll meander through a vibrant student scene, greeting monuments & exploring the old town. (B) DAY 15ÌVENICE Driving through the enchanted Julian Alps, we’ll make our way to Venice for its lush canals. (B) F Gondola ride DAYS 16Ì- 17ÌROME We’ll hit up all of Rome’s best sites & eat all its gelato. (B,D) (B,D)

DAYS 20Ì- 21Ì SWISS ALPS We’ll see the Leaning Tower of Pisa & Lake Como on our drive into the Swiss Alps. Two nights of chocolate & a breathtaking Swiss mountain setting. (B,D) (B,D) F Swiss Mountain visit DAYS 22Ì- 23ÌPARIS Today a drive past Burgundy will take us to two nights in Paris - Oui merci! Here we’ll marvel at monuments between boutique shopping & countless baguettes. (B,D)(B) F Cabaret Show with Champagne DAY 24ÌPARIS TO LONDON Take your complimentary transfer to Paris CDG Airport or back to London, it will be sad goodbyes when our trip comes to an end. (B) END 10AM PARIS CDG AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

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US$3920

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End Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

09 16 23 25 30 02

US$4015

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US$4215

07 09 11 14 16 18

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US$4215

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End Apr 21 May05 May12 May19

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2019

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US$4095

US$3905

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US$3575

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★ ★ ★ ★

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End Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan

05 07 11 13 18

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2019

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Start Feb 14 Feb 21 Mar 06 Mar 13

End Mar 08 Mar 15 Mar 29 Apr 05

US$3269

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on quad-share accommodation with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 4:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip beaks into smaller trips so you’ll have plenty of new friends joining along the way. For travel insurance see p.185.


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EASTERN ROCKER

THE DETAILS

9

7

DAYS

FROM

US$1235 US$138 *

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

8 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 8 nights quad-share hostel accommodation

*

10 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

7 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

4.4 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

F Volendam Dinner, Amsterdam F Historical Walking Tour, Berlin F Bike Tour, Prague (summer departures only)

• Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house • See the site of Checkpoint Charlie

The one that combines Euro cool & gothic history in Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague & Vienna BERLIN, GERMANY

with castles, cathedrals & a quirky persona. (B,D)(B) F Prague bike tour (Summer only)

place in the schnapps & strudel mecca of Vienna. A cathedral, palace & opera house will take the pinch off our teary goodbyes. (B)

DAY 8ÌVIENNA A church made from over 40,000 human skeletons will be our last Czech site before entering Austria. In Vienna we'll soak up the city's prides its palaces. Music, architecture & a lively café scene; we'll get amongst all of it. (B) • Scenic drive around the historic ring road F A Classic Night Out

END 12:30PM VIENNA

DAY 9ÌVIENNA Our grand finale will take START 4PM LONDON

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON

Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM

Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the

VIENNA, @marthametcalfe

• Edam Bike ride (Summer only) F Canal Cruise

free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) DAY 3Ì AMSTERDAM A morning cycle will take us to a cheese farm in Edam & a clog maker's house, passing windmills & Dutch countryside at its finest. Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained long into the evening. (B)

DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌBERLIN Whisking down the autobahn we'll arrive in the cool capital of Berlin. Two nights here will give us enough time to go deep on the city's creative culture, hopping from bars to galleries & historic sites galore. (B,D)(B) F Cold War & Cold Drinks

NORTH SEA Edam

START ENGLAND

LONDON 1

NETHERLANDS

2

AMSTERDAM

2

BERLIN Dresden

GERMANY

Dover BELGIUM

Calais

2

ENGLISH CHANNEL

PRAGUE

Kutná Hora

PRAGUE, @jess__wallace

CZECH REP

END

DAYS 6Ì- 7ÌPRAGUE After a stop in Dresden we'll find ourselves in the Czech Republic, within a medieval maze of pretty cobblestone streets. Bohemian Prague will steal our hearts for two nights

FRANCE

VIENNA

1

1

AUSTRIA

Places visited Nightstops

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$1395

US$1540

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US$1575

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US$1650

22 24 26 29 01 03

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06 08 10 13 15 17

US$1650

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US$1650

2019

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End Apr 06 Apr 20 Apr 27 May04

2019

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2019

2019

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End Oct 05 Oct 12

US$1610

US$1510

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US$1400

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US$1400

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Start Dec 13 Dec 15 Dec 19 Dec 21 Dec 26

★ ★ ★ ★

US$1435

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21 23 27 29 03

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2019

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2019

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End Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb

18 25 01 08 15

Start Feb 14 Feb 21 Mar 06 Mar 13

End Feb 22 Feb 29 Mar 14 Mar 21

US$1235

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on quad-share accommodation with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. Please note You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Please note Trip starts 4:00pm in London & ends approx. 12:30pm in Vienna. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure. Some travelers will be continuing their contiki journey on the European Trail. Why not join them if you have the time. See p.76. For travel insurance see p.185.

#EASTERNROCKER

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

THE NUMBERS

FROM


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8 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

DAY 9ÌROME Tap into 'La Dolce Vita' of the "Eternal City" & explore this living museum of history before your trip ends & it's time for you to say goodbye to your travel mates. (B)

VIENNA

7 nights quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

12 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

ESSENTIALS

2

1

VENICE

LJUBLJANA

1 ADRIATIC SEA

Places visited

END

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

BUDAPEST

HUNGARY

SLOVENIA

1

Nightstops

ROME

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2019

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End Mar 29

US$1339

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on quad-share accommodation with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Trip starts 6:00pm in Vienna & ends approx. 12:30pm in Rome. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 24 day European Trail, 16 day Trail to London & 17 day Trail to Rome trips. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travelers who have been traveling on these trips. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

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SLOVAKIA

1

AUSTRIA

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8

5

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north in search of Florence, watching grapevines roll over hills through rural Umbria en route. Once in Florence a Local Guide will lead us through the secret streets & sacred art surrounding majestic Duomo Cathedral. (B,D)(B) F Tuscan Evening

US$151

*

PER DAY

END

ENGLAND DAY 8ÌPARIS LONDON TO LONDON Dover Whether you take your Calais complimentary transfer to Valley of the Paris CDG Airport or to central Somme London, it will be sad 2 PARIS goodbyes when our trip comes to an end. (B) Burgundy

Two nights of Swiss chocolate & a breathtaking mountain setting will be ours to lap up until departure. (B,D)(B,D)

DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌSWISS ALPS The Leaning Tower of Pisa & Lake Como will mark our drive from Italy into the Swiss Alps.

FROM

*

DAYS 6Ì- 7ÌPARIS Today a drive past the vineyards of Burgundy will take us to two nights in Paris - Oui merci! Here in the city of lights & love we'll marvel at monuments between boutique shopping & countless baguettes. (B,D)(B)

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Places visited Nightstops

1

Optional end city

SWITZ

Region

2 FRANCE

SWISS ALPS

Lake Como

FLORENCE

HOW MUCH & WHEN

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

F Cabaret Show with Champagne, Paris F Swiss Mountain visit, Swiss Alps F Guided Tour of the Vatican, Rome

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• See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide

Start Apr 14 Apr 28

2019

2019

See p.185 for more info on our essentials

ITALY

Pisa

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CCRT | START ROME & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON

2019

#EASTERNTRAIL #WESTERNROCKER

POLAND

Auschwitz

END 12:30PM ROME

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

F Pierogi Dinner, Krakow F River Cruise with Dinner, Budapest F Gondola Ride, Venice

PER DAY

CZECH REP

HOW MUCH & WHEN

See p.185 for more info on our essentials

• Visit Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camps • Private boat through the canals of Venice

*

ITALY

2019

ESSENTIALS

DAY 1ÌVIENNA Viennese culture is everywhere! Explore the city your way before meeting up with your Trip Manager & travel buddies tonight. (D)

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2019

11 INCLUDED MEALS

US$1339

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DAYS 2Ì- 8ÌVIENNA TO ROME See days 10-16 of European Trail (p.76) itinerary, sightseeing & Free Time Add-Ons.

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on quad-share accommodation with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Trip starts 6:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or 6:30pm in London. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 24 day European Trail & 16 day Trail to London trips. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travelers who have been traveling on these trips. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group. For travel insurance see p.185.


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NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Locally guided tour of Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps • Visit a cheese farm & clogs maker’s house

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Historical Walking Tour, Berlin F Pierogi Dinner, Krakow F River Cruise with Dinner, Budapest

The one that will check off iconic history & culture through 12 countries en route to Rome DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌBERLIN Whisking down the autobahn we'll arrive in the cool capital of Berlin. Two nights here will give us enough time to go deep on the city's creative culture, hopping from bars to galleries & historic sites galore. (B,D)(B) F Cold War & Cold Drinks

ROME, ITALY

DAYS 6Ì- 7ÌPRAGUE After a stop in Dresden we'll find ourselves in the Czech Republic, within a medieval maze of pretty cobblestoned streets. Bohemian Prague will steal our hearts for two nights with castles, cathedrals & a quirky persona. (B,D)(B) F Prague bike tour (summer only) F Pivo & Pubs Tour

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NETHERLANDS

GERMANY

Dresden

KRAKOW

BELGIUM

Calais

PRAGUE

FRANCE

2

Kutna Hora

DAY 2 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D)

2

Auschwitz

CZECH REP

Banska Bystrica

SLOVAKIA

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BUDAPEST

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LJUBLJANA VENICE

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1

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Nightstops

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ROME

DAYS 8Ì- 9ÌVIENNA A church made from over 40,000 human skeletons will be our last Czech site before entering Austria. In Vienna we'll soak up schnapps, strudel & visit the city's prides – its palaces. Music, architecture & a lively café scene; we'll get amongst all of it. (B)(B,D) F Schnapps Museum DAYS 10Ì- 11Ì KRAKOW Paying tribute to Poland's tumultuous past, we'll take a sombre visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Then we'll switch things up uncovering the country's buzzing present day setting, strolling markets, absorbing the vivacious culture & exploring the medieval Old Town. (B,D)(B) F Salt Mines tour

DAYS 12Ì- 13Ì BUDAPEST After visiting Slovakia's charismatic Banská Bystrica, we'll arrive in the ‘Paris of the East.' From a Royal Palace to a gothic church, we'll bounce across the river split city of hilltop Buda & bustling Pest, being allured by the city for two nights. (B)(B) F Past & Present tour DAY 14ÌLJUBLJANA In Slovenia's capital we'll meander through a vibrant student scene, greeting monuments & exploring the old town. It may be hard to pronounce, but Ljubljana will not be hard to love. (B) • Visit to Lake Bled (Summer only) DAY 15ÌVENICE Driving through the enchanted Julian Alps, we'll make our way to the fairytale setting of Venice. Here we'll fall head over heels for the “floating city”, charmed by its artistic palazzi & maze of canals. (B) F Traditional Tastes of Venice DAY 16ÌROME With our newfound appetite for all things Italian, we'll leave Venice & dart through the Apennine Mountains in search of Rome. Here we will visit historic monuments in a whirl of Vespas, pasta & culture. (B,D) • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona DAY 17ÌROME Time to give your travel pals a kiss on each cheek; you'll feel very at home in Europe by the end of this trip. (B) END 12:30PM ROME

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US$2445

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on quad-share accommodation with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 4:00pm in London & ends approx. 12:30pm in Rome. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure. Some travelers will be continuing their Contiki journey on the European Trail. Why not join them if you have the time. See p.76. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

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• Private boat through the canals of Venice • Special access sightseeing tour of Rome

Check out our European Trail p.76 for 24 days of Euro dreams

F Salt Mines Tour, Krakow F Past & Present Tour, Budapest F Tuscan Evening, Florence

The one that gives you the bucket-list European highlights across 11 countries from Vienna to London START 6PM VIENNA

DAY 1ÌVIENNA Welcome to Vienna to soak up schnapps, strudel & palaces. Meet new pals & Trip Manager tonight. (D)

LAUTERBRUNNEN, SWISS ALPS

DAYS 2Ì- 3ÌKRAKOW After a sombre visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp, we'll explore Krakow's markets & medieval Old Town. (B,D)(B) F Salt Mines tour DAYS 4Ì- 5 Ì BUDAPEST Stopping at Slovakia's charismatic Banská Bystrica, we'll arrive to explore Buda & Pest. (B)(B) F River Cruise with Dinner

ENGLAND

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Pisa

2

2

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DAY 7ÌVENICE Through the enchanting Julian Alps, we'll arrive in Venice to be charmed by its Palazzi & canals. (B) F Gondola Ride

DAYS 12Ì- 13Ì SWISS ALPS The Leaning Tower of Pisa & Lake Como will mark our drive from Italy into the Swiss Alps. Two nights of Swiss chocolate & a breathtaking mountain setting will be ours to lap up until departure. (B,D)(B,D) DAYS 14Ì- 15ÌPARIS Through Burgundy's vineyards & we're in Paris. Monuments, boutiques & baguettes, Oui Merci! (B,D)(B) F Cabaret show with Champagne DAY 16ÌPARIS TO LONDON A kiss farewell on each cheek, & a complimentary transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or to central London. (B) END 10AM PARIS CDG AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

DAYS 8Ì- 9ÌROME Hungry for more, it's on through the Apennine Mountains for the historic monuments (& pasta) of Rome, plus the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. (B,D)(B,D) F Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums

LJUBLJANA

FLORENCE

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

HOW MUCH & WHEN

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AUSTRIA

1

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2

Auschwitz

ENGLISH CHANNEL

DAY 6ÌLJUBLJANA Slovenia's capital will reveal a vibrant student scene & an old town to fall in love with. (B) • See Ljubljana's medieval Castle & Old Town

DAYS 10Ì- 11 ÌFLORENCE We'll roll through Umbria's hills to Florence. Where a Local Guide will reveal secrets streets & sacred art around the majestic Duomo. (B,D)(B) • Florentine Leather Demonstration

ADRIATIC SEA

ROME Vatican City

PARIS, FRANCE @thebackpackerco

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US$2315

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on quad-share accommodation with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in Vienna & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 24 day European Trail. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travelers who have been traveling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.


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F Cabaret Show, Paris F Cruise around the Isle of Capri, Sorrento (weather permitting) F Eagle’s Nest, Salzburg (summer only)

• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Train along the Cinque Terre • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide

#EUQUEST

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The one that does a 26 day loop combining Europe's icons & Mediterranean cool featuring Capri & San Sebastian DAYS 22Ì- 23ÌBERLIN Go deep into the city's creative culture, hopping from bars to galleries & historic sites. (B,D)(B) F Walking tour of Berlin

F Guided tour of the ancient city of Pompeii F Guided tour of Vatican F Cooking class & dinner

CAPRI, ITALY

DAYS 17Ì- 18ÌVENICE From Verona to Venice, our Italian love affair is getting even deeper. (B,D)(B) F Gondola ride along the canals

DAYS 24 - 25Ì AMSTERDAM Beyond the city skirts we'll cycle passing windmills & Dutch countryside (summer only). (B,D)(B) F Canal cruise

DAY 19ÌSALZBURG Home to Mozart & The Sound of Music, there is no shortage of culture to explore. (B) F Sights & Sounds of Salzburg

DAY 26 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON Take your complimentary transfer to Schiphol Airport or to central London. It will be sad goodbyes when our trip comes to an end. (B)

DAYS 20Ì- 21ÌPRAGUE Two nights of castles, cathedrals & quirky personality. (B,D)(B) F Nuclear bunker tour

START 6PM LONDON

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2 LONDON TO PARIS Ferry across the English Channel & onward travel past the World War I battlefields to Paris (D) • Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the ChampsElysees & Notre Dame Cathedral

DAY 4ÌBORDEAUX We'll sip wine & admire vines. (B) • See the Cathedral, Place de la Bourse & Water Mirror of Bordeaux DAYS 5Ì- 6Ì SAN SEBASTIAN For two nights we'll drift between sea dips & pintxos bars. (B,D)(B)

Places visited 1

Nightstops

DAYS 7Ì- 8Ì BARCELONA From the Gothic Quarter to La Rambla, we won't leave a pocket of this city uncovered. (B)(B,D) F Flamenco show with dinner

AMSTERDAM

Edam

ENGLAND

2

LONDON

Optional end city

Dresden

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Calais

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BERLIN

2

NETHERLANDS

1 Dover

2

PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

PARIS

CZECH REP

2 1

Loire Valley

DAYS 13Ì- 14Ì SORRENTO With two nights here, laze under a striped umbrella or roam the Isle of Capri. (B)(B,D)

SALZBURG

AUSTRIA

FRANCE

Verona

1

CINQUE TERRE ITALY

BORDEAUX

1

SAN SEBASTIAN

DAYS 15Ì- 16ÌROME We'll head to Rome via Pompeii. Here we will visit monuments in a whirl of Vespas, pasta & culture. (B,D)(B)

DAYS 9Ì- 10ÌNICE Rub shoulders with the rich & famous, then when the sun drops, roll the dice in Monte Carlo. (B,D)(B) F Monaco dinner

DAY 3ÌPARIS Today will be free for baguettes & boutique shopping. (B) F Parisian dinner

DAY 11Ì CINQUE TERRE Soaking up the sunshine & iconic setting of Monterosso, we'll sip wine & take dip in the crystal Ligurian Sea. (B)

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2

Pisa Monaco

Zaragoza

2

VENICE

FLORENCE

2

St-Jean-de-Luz Pyrenees Mountains

SPAIN

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2

NICE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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Vatican City Pompeii

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Isle of Capri

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2019

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on quad-share accommodation with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Note: This trip breaks into smaller trips so you’ll have plenty of new friends joining along the way. For travel insurance see p.185.

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*

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ESSENTIALS

7 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

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• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Explore Barcelona’s backstreets & Gothic Quarter

Want to see a little more of the UK before you start your trip in London? Add on the England & Scotland trip on p.103 and save up to 5% with our multitrip discount on selected departures.

F Parisian Dinner, Paris F Cabaret Show, Paris F Flamenco Show with Dinner, Barcelona

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BARCELONA, SPAIN @_sarahlatham

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Dover Calais

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Loire Valley

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Zaragoza SPAIN

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BARCELONA

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START 6PM LONDON

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2 LONDON TO PARIS Ferry across the English Channel to the “City of Lights.” (D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

DAY 3ÌPARIS Today will be free for baguettes, boutique shopping & all things quintessentially French. Explore hidden coffee shops or grab a bike & find a picnic spot by the Eiffel Tower the day will be yours. (B) F Parisian Dinner

DAYS 5Ì- 6ÌSAN SEBASTIAN For two nights we'll drift between sea dips & pintxos bars in the picturesque coastal town of San Sebastian. The Basque city's energetic town centre will call for endless espressos & hours of exploring. (B,D)(B)

DAY 4ÌBORDEAUX Producing tonnes of grape juice per year, a visit to Bordeaux is essential. We'll sip wine & admire vines in this elegant & picturesque French city. (B)

DAYS 7Ì- 8Ì BARCELONA Stopping in the ancient Roman town of Zaragoza, we'll weave our way to two nights in beachside

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Nightstops

Barcelona. From the Gothic Quarter to the La Rambla district, we won't leave a pocket of this city uncovered. (B)(B,D) F Flamenco show with dinner DAY 9ÌBARCELONA Time to give your travel pals a kiss on each cheek; you'll feel very at home in Europe by the end of this trip. (B) END 9AM BARCELONA

PARIS, @courtneyyv

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17 24 31 14

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices are per person based on quad-share accommodation, with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 9:00am in Barcelona. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure. Some travelers will be continuing their Contiki journey on the European Quest. Why not join them if your have time. See p.81. For travel insurance see p.185.


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DAY 1: ARRIVE ROME Welcome to Rome, one of the world’s most photogenic cities! Stunning sights & rich history, fine art & great food - this city has it all! Head out & explore before meeting your group tomorrow. Hostel DAY 2ÌROME TO VENICE Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning. We then travel

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US$132

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*

DAY 11Ì AMSTERDAM TO LONDON This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Schiphol Airport where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

over the Appenine Mountains, stopping in Romeo & Juliet's home of Verona en route to Venice. (D) DAYS 3Ì- 10ÌVENICE TO AMSTERDAM See days 18-25 of European Quest (p.81) itinerary, sightseeing & Free Time Add-Ons.

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US$1599

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US$1705

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• Private motorboat ride to the historic islands of Venice • Explore windmills, canals & dikes by bike through cheese making Edam (summer only)

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Nightstops

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See p.185 for more info on our essentials

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Capri

US$1715

2019

ESSENTIALS

Pompeii

SORRENTO

Places visited

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices are per person based on quad-share accommodation with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am on Day 2 in Barcelona & ends approx. 9:00am in Rome. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 26 day European Quest, 17 day Quest to Rome & 19 day Quest to London trips. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travelers who have been traveling on these trips. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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Vatican City

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on quad-share accommodation with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am on Day 2 in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 26 day European Quest & 19 day Quest to London trips. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travelers who have been traveling on these trips. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185

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FREE TIME ADD-ONS

DAYS 3Ì- 9Ì NICE TO ROME See days 10-16 of European Quest (p.81)

ITALY

1

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2019

• Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Special access Rome sightseeing tour

CINQUE TERRE

FRANCE

DAY 10ÌROME Your trip ends after breakfast, so it's time to swap email addresses Pyrenees Mountains & say "arrivederci" to your new friends. (B) SPAIN

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HOW MUCH & WHEN 2019

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

itinerary, sightseeing & Free Time Add-Ons.

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2019

See p.185 for more info on our essentials

DAY 2ÌBARCELONA TO NICE Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning. Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. (D)

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8 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

DAY 1 ARRIVE BARCELONA Viva Barcelona! Welcome to this city packed with delicious tapas, flamenco, & let’s not forget the beach, what could be better? Head out & explore before meeting your group tomorrow. Hostel

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An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

Want to see even more of Europe? Check out the European Quest on p.81

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• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Explore Barcelona’s backstreets & Gothic Quarter

F Cabaret Show, Paris F Flamenco Show with Dinner, Barcelona F Cruise around the Isle of Capri (weather dependent), Sorrento

The one that combines France, Spain & Italy - a trio like no other Isle of Capri (weather dependent)

wine & take a dip in the crystal Ligurian Sea. (B)

ISLE OF CAPRI, ITALY

DAYS 15Ì- 16ÌROME Indulging our newfound appetite for all things Italian, we'll leave Sorrento via ancient Pompeii in search of Rome. Here we will spend two nights visiting historic monuments in a whirl of Vespas, pasta & culture. (B,D)(B) • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain & Piazza Navona F Guided tour of Pompeii F Guided tour of Vatican F Cooking class & dinner

DAY 12ÌFLORENCE After a visit to the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, we'll cruise on towards Renaissance Florence. Here we will drink up the secret streets & sacred art around the city's towering Duomo Cathedral. (B) • Locally guided walking tour of Florence F Tuscan Evening

START 6PM LONDON

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2 LONDON TO PARIS Ferry across the English Channel & onward travel past the World War I battlefields to Paris (D) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral DAY 3ÌPARIS Explore hidden coffee shops or grab a bike & find a picnic spot by the Eiffel; the day will be yours. (B) F Parisian dinner

DAY 4ÌBORDEAUX We'll sip wine & admire vines in this elegant & picturesque French city. (B)

of this city uncovered. (B)(B,D) F Flamenco show with dinner

DAYS 13Ì- 14 ÌSORRENTO Boating, beautiful islands & a backdrop of cliff-edge houses – there's nowhere in the world quite like Sorrento. With two nights here there will be no need to hurry, you'll be free to laze under a striped umbrella or roam around the Isle of Capri. (B)(B,D) F Cruise around the

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LONDON

1

Dover

DAYS 5Ì- 6ÌSAN SEBASTIAN For two nights we'll drift between sea dips & pintxos bars in the picturesque coastal town of San Sebastian. (B,D)(B)

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Valley of the Somme

PARIS

2

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Loire Valley

Nightstops

FRANCE

1

CINQUE TERRE

BORDEAUX

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DAY 11 CINQUE TERRE Soaking up the sunshine & iconic Italian setting of Monterosso, we'll sip local

HOW MUCH & WHEN

END 9AM ROME

Calais

DAYS 9Ì- 10ÌNICE Rubbing shoulders with the rich & famous, we'll shop boutiques & stroll outdoor markets in Nice. When the sun drops & the perfumeries shut up shop, we'll roll the dice at the Monte Carlo Casino. (B,D)(B) F Monaco dinner F A 'Nice' Bike Ride

DAYS 7Ì- 8Ì BARCELONA Stopping in the ancient Roman town of Zaragoza, we'll weave our way to two nights in beachside Barcelona. From the Gothic Quarter to the La Rambla district, we won't leave a pocket

DAY 17ÌROME Time to give your travel pals a kiss on each cheek; you'll feel very at home in Europe by the end of this trip. (B)

2

St-Jean-de-Luz Pyrenees Mountains

SPAIN

Zaragoza

2

Pisa Monaco

ITALY

FLORENCE 1

END

NICE

2

ROME

Vatican City

BARCELONA

ADRIATIC SEA

Pompeii

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2019

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2019

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2019

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US$2880

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US$2880

US$2760

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US$2590

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US$2590

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US$2680

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US$2345

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25 01 08 22

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US$2345

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.185. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 9:00am in Rome. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure. Some travelers will be continuing their Contiki journey on the European Quest. Why not join them if you have the time. See p.81. For travel insurance see p.185.


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ESSENTIALS

17 breakfasts (B) 7 dinners (D)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

• Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Special access Rome sightseeing tour

F Eagles Nest (summer only), Salzburg F Historical Walking Tour, Berlin F Sights & Sounds of Salzburg Tour, Salzburg

The one that gives you the perfect mix of seaside & cities, kicking off in Barcelona DAYS 17Ì- 18 ÌAMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained in the eccentric city of Amsterdam. Beyond the city skirts we’ll cycle to a cheese farm & clog maker’s house, past windmills & quaint countryside. (B,D)(B) • Edam Bike ride (summer only) F Canal cruise F Volendam Dinner

is no shortage of culture to explore in this lively historic city. (B)

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC @kelseymacalister

DAYS 13Ì- 14ÌPRAGUE Out of Austria we’ll find ourselves in the Czech Republic, within a medieval maze of pretty cobblestoned streets. (B,D)(B) F Eagle's Nest (summer only) F Bunker tour DAYS 15Ì- 16ÌBERLIN After a hop through Dresden we’ll arrive in the cool capital of Berlin. Go deep on the city’s creative culture, hopping from bars to galleries & historic sites galore. (B,D)(B) F Historical walking tour F Alternate Berlin (summer only)

DAY 19ÌAMSTERDAM TO LONDON Take your complimentary transfer to Schiphol Airport or to central London, it will be sad goodbyes as our trip ends. (B) END 10AM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

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START 7:15AM BARCELONA DAY 2

DAY 1 ARRIVE BARCELONA Viva Barcelona! You’ve got time to explore this city packed with delicious tapas, flamenco, & let’s not forget the beach before meeting your group tomorrow. DAY 2ÌBARCELONA TO NICE Now we know everyone, it will be heart eyes all round as we pass the Côte d’Azur & enchanting Provence. (D) DAY 3ÌNICE We’ll shop boutiques & stroll

outdoor markets in Nice. When the sun drops & the perfumeries shut up shop, we’ll roll the dice at the Monte Carlo Casino. (B) F Monaco dinner F A 'Nice' Bike Ride

cruise on towards Florence. (B) F Tuscan Evening

DAY 4ÌCINQUE TERRE The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre will brighten our day. Soaking up the sunshine in Monterosso, we’ll sip a sprtiz & take a dip in the crystal Ligurian Sea. (B) • Train along the Cinque Terre DAY 5ÌFLORENCE After a visit to the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, we’ll

Calais

of Vespas, pasta & culture. (B,D)(B) F Guided tour of Pompeii F Guided tour of Vatican F Cooking class & dinner

DAYS 6Ì- 7ÌSORRENTO Boating, beautiful islands & a backdrop of cliff-edge houses – there’s nowhere in the world quite like Sorrento. With two nights, you’ll be free to laze under a striped umbrella or roam around the Isle of Capri. (B)(B,D) F Cruise around the Isle of Capri (weather permitting)

DAYS 10Ì- 11ÌVENICE From Verona to Venice, these two nights will see us smitten by romantic Italy. We’ll fall head over heels for the “floating city.” (B,D)(B) F Gondola ride F Traditional Tastes of Venice

DAYS 8Ì- 9ÌROME We’ll leave Sorrento via ancient Pompeii. Here we will spend two nights visiting historic monuments in a whirl

DAY 12ÌSALZBURG Pastel riverside terraces will mark our arrival into scenic Salzburg. Home to Mozart & The Sound of Music, there

GERMANY

BELGIUM

PRAGUE

2 CZECH REP

FRANCE

AUSTRIA

SALZBURG

Places visited 1

1

Nightstops Optional end city

CINQUE TERRE Verona Pisa

2 Pyrenees Mountains SPAIN

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Monaco

VENICE

FLORENCE

NICE

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ROME

Vatican City

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Pompeii

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US$2960

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US$3135

US$3135

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2019

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US$3205

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23 30 07 21 28

US$3205

US$3020

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US$2825

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US$2825

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US$2545

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US$2545

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.185. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am on Day 2 in Barcelona & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 26 day European Quest trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travelers who are already traveling on these trips. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#QUESTTOLONDON

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

4.6 RATING

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

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25 NIGHTS IN ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 2 nights French Château, 2 nights Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights Swiss Chalet 6 nights Contiki Villages, 5 nights hotel & 8 nights hostel accommodation

38 INCLUDED MEALS 24 breakfasts (B) 1 picnic lunch (PL) 13 dinners (D)

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NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Champagne & Escargot • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Red Bull Cocktail Mixology Class in our very own Austrian Gasthof

4.5 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F An evening Passegiata & Aperitivo, Venice F Schnitzel & Screams, Vienna F Guided Bike Tour, Munich

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The one that checks off all your bucket list cities including Barcelona over 26 unforgettable days START 6PM LONDON

DAY 2 LONDON TO PARIS Ferry across the English Channel. Here in the city of Lights & love, we’ll begin our European gallivant. (D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle & cross the English Channel • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral DAY 3ÌPARIS Today will be free for baguettes, boutique bar hopping & all things quintessentially French. Find a picnic spot by the Eiffel Tower during the day & tap into the city's lively club scene by night; the time is yours. Hotel (B) F Parisian Dinner F Cabaret Show DAYS 4Ì- 5Ì BEAUJOLAIS WINE REGION Out of Paris we'll head on through Burgundy & the Beaujolais vineyards, making tracks for a 16th century Château nestled deep within wine country. The Château will be ours to call home & let loose in for 2 nights. After all, it is owned by Contiki. (B,D) (B,PL,D) « Contiki Special Stay • See Château Fontainebleau • Challenge your pals to a game of volleyball on the lawns of our Château DAYS 6Ì- 7Ì BARCELONA Saying goodbye to the grape juice, we'll weave our way to two nights in beachside Barcelona. From the Gothic Quarter to the La Rambla district, we won't stop until

we've got this city sussed. Hostel (B,D)(B) • See Gaudí's Sagrada Família & 1992 Olympic Games complex • Visit Barcelona's Gothic Quarter F Flamenco, Tapas & Drinks DAYS 8Ì- 9Ì THE RIVIERA Not a minute will be wasted in the rich & famous hang out of the French Riviera. When we're not in the Mediterranean Sea or market hopping, we'll be visiting a perfumery & rolling dice at the Monte Carlo casino. Hotel (B)(B) • Visit the historic city of Arles • See the Royal Palace in Monaco • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur

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Edam

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Dover Calais

St Goar

BELGIUM

RHINE VALLEY

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PARIS

Heidelberg

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MUNICH

Dachau

Fontainebleau

Burgundy Region

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SWITZ

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Optional end city 1

TYROL

Lucerne

Nightstops

2

Liechtenstein

Places visited 2

2

DAYS 12Ì- 13ÌROME With a newfound appetite for all things Italian, we'll leave Florence & dart through the vineyards of Umbria in search of Rome. Here we will wander amidst historic masterpieces & check off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. Contiki Village (B)(B,D) • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona • See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City • Come & join us for an 'Aperol Spritz Making Class' & sample the goods F Guided Tour of the Vatican

AUSTRIA

Dolomite Mountains

SWISS ALPS

VENICE

Special Stay

2

ITALY

Pisa

Arles

2

FLORENCE

Monaco 2

DAYS 10Ì- 11 Ì FLORENCE After stopping at the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, we'll glide through Tuscany towards Renaissance Florence. Here we will drink up the secret streets & sacred art around the city's towering Duomo Cathedral. Contiki Village (B,D)(B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria • Florentine leather craft demonstration F Tuscan Dinner

VIENNA

1

FRANCE

ADRIATIC SEA

THE RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains SPAIN

2 2

DAYS 14Ì- 15Ì VENICE With the Italian capital completely devoured, we'll hit the road with our compass pointing towards Venice. Here we will fall head over heels for the “floating city”, with its artistic palazzi, markets & maze of canals. Contiki Village (B)(B,D) • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square F Gondola Ride

BARCELONA

DAY 18 MUNICH Today we'll kick on to the German city of Munich. Here in the home of Oktoberfest, we will be wowed by 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. Hostel (B) • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz F Guided Bike Tour DAYS 19Ì- 20Ì AUSTRIAN TYROL Paying tribute to Germany's tumultuous past we'll take a sombre visit to Dachau Concentration Camp. Later, we'll arrive in the adventure sports mecca of Tyrol, where you can explore the nooks of this scenic little mountain region & get to know its wild side with thrill-seeking experiences. (B,D)(B,D) « Contiki Special Stay F Whitewater Rafting

DAYS 16Ì- 17Ì VIENNA Today we'll take in the Dolomite Mountains en route to Vienna, soaking up schnapps & strudel whilst visiting the city's many historical prides. Music, architecture & a lively café scene; we'll get amongst it all. Hostel (B)(B) • See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House • Scenic drive along the historic ring road F Schnapps Museum

DAYS 21Ì- 22Ì SWISS ALPS Lakeside Lucerne & the teeny country of Liechtenstein will

ROME Vatican City

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

DAYS 24Ì- 25 ÌAMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained in the eclectic city of Amsterdam. Beyond the city skirts we'll take a morning cycle to a cheese farm & clog maker's house, passing windmills & Dutch countryside at its finest. Hostel (B,D)(B) • See the city's canals & gable houses by night • Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house • Scenic Bike Ride in Edam F Canal Cruise

mark our drive from Austria into the Swiss Alps. Then it's two nights of Swiss chocolate, a breathtaking mountain setting, & the chance to ride the cog railway up Jungfrau Mountain – don't mind if we do! (B,D)(B,D) « Contiki Special Stay • Visit Liechtenstein's capital, Vaduz • See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne • Scenic drive through the Alps F Jungfrau Mountain DAY 23ÌRHINE VALLEY Leaping through Heidelberg, we'll arrive in the wine villages & old world charm of the Rhine Valley. Jawdropping river scenery & a lesson in crafting beer steins will fill up our second stint in Germany. Hotel (B,D) • See Heidelberg's medieval castle • See the Lorelei Rock F Wine Tasting

DAY 26Ì AMSTERDAM TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Schiphol Airport or to central London, it will be sad goodbyes all round this morning as our trip comes to an end. (B) END 10AM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$3869

US$4235

Start May14 May22 May24 May30 Jun 01 Jun 03 Jun 05

US$4329

End Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun

Start 08 Jun 09 16 Jun 11 18 24 26 28 30

US$4329

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Start Jun 17 Jun 19 Jun 21 Jun 23 Jun 26 Jun 29 Jul 02

US$4649

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Start 12 Jul 05 14 Jul 07 16 Jul 09 18 21 24 27

US$4649

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US$4555

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US$4555

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2019

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2019

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End Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct

16 22 29 02 05 08 10

US$4415

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on maximum quad-share with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#EUESCAPADE

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13

DAYS

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PER DAY

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29 NIGHTS IN ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 2 nights French Château, 1 night Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights Swiss Chalet. 6 nights Contiki Villages, 9 nights hotel, 7 nights hostels & 2 nights on board ferries

41 INCLUDED MEALS Resort option. 28 breakfasts (B) 1 picnic lunch (PL) 12 dinners (D)

*

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team plus exclusive On-Site Team at Special Stays & Cabin Villages. Air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Champagne & Escargot • Enjoy a yoga session & a glass on wine on the lawns of our very own Château

4.7 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Parisian Dinner, Paris F Secret of Venice Walking Tour, Venice F A Classical Night Out, Vienna

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Why not try your hand at sailing European-style on a flotilla? Catch some rays, swim & get hands-on as you help out while cruising the waves in gorgeous Greece on your private yacht. Multi-share accommodation. Yacht (B,L) (B,L) (B,L) Trip code: CCSES See p.146 for more info & price panel for departure dates & prices. Visit contiki. com/contrasts-sailing

ENGLAND NETHERLANDS

Edam

AMSTERDAM

2

GERMANY

1 1

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Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

St Goar

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2

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DAY3ÌPARIS Today will be free for baguettes, boutique bar hopping & all things quintessentially French. Find a picnic spot by the Eiffel Tower during the day & tap into the city's lively club scene by night; the time is yours. Hotel (B) F Parisian Cabaret Show F Parisian Dinner DAYS 4Ì- 5Ì BEAUJOLAIS WINE REGION

ADRIATIC SEA

ITALY

2 Vatican City

1

DAY 2 LONDON TO PARIS Ferry across the English Channel to France. Here in the city of lights & love, we’ll begin our European gallivant, taking in pretty Parisian monuments like the Eiffel Tower – c’est magnifique! Hotel (D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral • Champagne & Escargot • Paris by Night Tour

VENICE

FLORENCE

1

THE RIVIERA

ROME Pompeii

CORFU RESORT OR SAILING OPTION

1

SORRENTO

Nightstops Optional end city

1

DAYS 11Ì- 12Ì SORRENTO & FERRY Boating, beautiful islands, & a backdrop of cliff-edge houses – there's nowhere in the world quite like Sorrento. Choose to

Bari

Places visited 1

2

VIENNA

TYROL

Lucerne

Pisa Monaco

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers.

1

2

2

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Cesky Krumlov AUSTRIA

Liechtenstein

CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX

PRAGUE

Heidelberg

Beaujolais Region

amidst historic masterpieces & check off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. Contiki Village (B)(B,D) • See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona F Emperors & Gladiators Inc. Colosseum

RHINE VALLEY

3

1

GREECE

CORFU

Special Stay IONIAN SEA

Out of Paris we'll head on through Burgundy & the Beaujolais vineyards, making tracks for a 16th century Château nestled deep within wine country. The Château will be ours to call home & let loose in for 2 nights. After all, it is owned by Contiki. (B,D)(B,PL,D) « Contiki Special Stay • Anyone up for some water polo in our beautiful swimming pool? • See Château Fontainebleau • French picnic lunch

• Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace • Visit a French Perfumery

travel the Amalfi coast to the breathtaking Positano. Later, we cross Italy & board the ferry to Greece. Adriatic Ferry (B)(B)

DAY 8ÌFLORENCE After stopping at the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, we'll glide through Tuscany towards Renaissance Florence. Here we will drink up the secret streets & sacred art around the city's towering Duomo Cathedral. Contiki Village (B) • See the Duomo, Basillica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria in Florence • Florentine leather craft demonstration F Tuscan Dinner

DAYS 6Ì- 7Ì THE RIVIERA Not a minute will be wasted in the rich & famous hang out of The Riviera. When we're not in the Mediterranean Sea or market hopping, we'll be visiting a perfumery & rolling dice at the Monte Carlo casino. Hotel (B)(B) • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur

DAYS 9Ì- 10ÌROME With a newfound appetite for all things Italian, we'll leave Florence & dart through the vineyards of Umbria in search of Rome. Here we will wander

DAYS 13Ì- 15ÌCORFU Slipping into island time we'll arrive in the idyllic Greek Islands. The second largest Ionian island will host us for three whole days, offering up lazy sunshine filled days, glistening open seas & party fuelled nights under the stars a plenty. Hostel (B,D)(B)(B,D) F Captain's Cruise of Corfu F Ionian Dinner Experience DAY 16Ì ADRIATIC FERRY Continuing with the theme of sun, salt & sea, we'll hit the waters & cruise the Adriatic by ferry. Our next playground of exploration will be fairy-tale Venice. Adriatic Ferry (B)

DAYS 17Ì- 18ÌVENICE Arriving in Venice, we will find ourselves falling head over heels for the “floating city”, with its artistic palazzi, markets & maze of canals. You'll have a full day to lift the lid on this mystical city, sussing out the best Aperol drinking spots & hunting down the elusive floating book store. Contiki Village (B)(B) • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square F Gondola Ride F Hidden Venice & Apertivo Walking Tour DAYS 19Ì- 20ÌVIENNA Today we'll take in the Dolomite Mountains en route to Vienna, soaking up schnapps & strudel whilst visiting the city's many historical squares. Music, architecture & a lively café scene; we'll get amongst it all. Hostel (B)(B) • Scenic drive along the historic ring road • See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House F Schnapps Museum F Mozart & Strauss Concert DAYS 21Ì- 22ÌPRAGUE After a stop at the World Heritage town of Ceský Krumlov, we'll find ourselves in Prague, within a medieval maze of pretty cobblestoned streets. The bohemian Czech capital will dazzle us for two nights nonstop with castles, cathedrals & a quirky persona. Hostel (B,D)(B) • See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St.Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square DAY 23ÌMUNICH Saying goodbye to Prague, we'll kick on to the German city of Munich. Here in the home of Oktoberfest, we will be wowed by 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. Hostel (B) • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz F Guided Bike Tour of Munich

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$4779

US$4939

Start May18 May27 May30 Jun 11

End Jun Jun Jun Jul

16 25 28 10

US$5245

Start Jun 14 Jun 27 Jun 29 Jul 01

US$5555

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

13 26 28 30

US$5599

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US$5895

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2019

2019

2019

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Start Aug 20 Aug 23

US$5715

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End Start Aug 03 Aug 10 Aug 15 Aug 21 Aug 31

US$5555

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US$5555

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2019

End Jun 11

2019

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2019

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2019

2019

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End Sep Sep Oct Oct

18 21 03 09

US$5365

EUROPEAN CONTRASTS + SAILING OPTION

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on maximum quad-share, with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/ staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

DAY 24Ì AUSTRIAN TYROL Today we'll head out of Germany & on to Austria, arriving in the bucket list checking adventure sports mecca of Tyrol. Explore the nooks of this scenic little mountain village & get to know its wild side with a thrill-seeking experience. (B,D) « Contiki Special Stay • Red Bull cocktail making course F White Water Rafting F Paragliding DAYS 25Ì- 26Ì SWISS ALPS Lakeside Lucerne & the teeny country of Liechtenstein will mark our drive from Austria into the Swiss Alps. Then it's two nights of Swiss chocolate, a breathtaking mountain setting, & the chance to ride the cog railway up Jungfrau Mountain – don't mind if we do! (B,D)(B,D) « Contiki Special Stay • Visit Liechtenstein's capital, Vaduz • See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne • Scenic drive through the Alps F Jungfrau Mountain DAY 27ÌRHINE VALLEY Leaping through Heidelberg, we'll arrive in the wine villages & old world charm of the Rhine Valley. Jaw-dropping river scenery & a lesson in crafting beer steins will fill up our second stint in Germany. Hotel (B,D) • See Heidelberg's Medieval castle • See the Lorelei Rock F Beer stein demonstration F Wine Tasting DAYS 28Ì- 29 ÌAMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained in the eclectic city of Amsterdam. We'll take a cycle around the city of Edam & visit a cheese & clog making factory, passing windmills & Dutch countryside at its finest. Hostel (B,D)(B) • See the city's canals & gable houses by night • Explore windmills, canals, & dijks by bike F Canal Cruise F Farewell Dinner DAY 30ÌAMSTERDAM TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Schiphol Airport or to central London, it will be sad goodbyes all round this morning as our trip comes to an end. (B) END 10AM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

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18

DAYS

FROM

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COUNTRIES

37 NIGHTS IN ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 2 nights French Château, 2 nights Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights Swiss Chalet. 6 nights in Contiki Villages, 13 nights hotel, 11 nights hostels & 1 night on-board a ferry

56 INCLUDED MEALS 36 breakfasts (B) 1 picnic lunch (PL) 19 dinners (D)

*

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team plus exclusive On-Site Team at Special Stays & Cabin Villages. Air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

4.7 RATING

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Sample French Champagne & Escargot • See the Palace of Versailles • Wine tasting at Contiki’s Château

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Hidden Venice walking tour & Aperitivo, Venice F Cruise, Dubrovnik F Guided tour of Pompeii, Pompeii

MYKONOS, GREECE

TYROL, AUSTRIA @elliecazz

BERLIN, GERMANY @contiki

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS @paigey_hansen

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The one that gives you 18 European countries, 38 days, & countless bucket list firsts START 6PM LONDON

DAY 2 LONDON TO PARIS Ferry across the English Channel. Here in the city of Lights & love, we’ll begin our European gallivant. Hotel (D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral DAYS 3Ì- 4ÌPARIS The next 2 nights will be free for baguettes, boutique bar hopping & all things quintessentially French. Find a picnic spot by the Eiffel Tower during the day & tap into the city's lively club scene by night; the time is yours. Hotel (B,D)(B) • See the Palace of Versailles (entry not included) F Parisian Cabaret Show DAYS 5Ì- 6 ÌBEAUJOLAIS WINE REGION Out of Paris we'll head on through Burgundy & the Beaujolais vineyards, making tracks for a 16th century Château nestled deep within wine country. The Château will be ours to call home & let loose in for 2 nights. After all, it is owned by Contiki. (B,D) (B,PL,D) « Contiki Special Stay • Relax with a glass of wine & a yoga session on the lawns of our Château DAYS 7Ì- 8 ÌBARCELONA Saying goodbye to the grape juice we'll weave our way to two nights in beachside Barcelona. From the Gothic Quarter to the La Rambla district, we won't stop until we've got this city sussed. Hostel (B,D)(B) • See Gaudí's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex F Flamenco, Tapas & Drinks DAYS 9Ì- 10 THE RIVIERA Not a minute will be wasted in the rich & famous hang out of The Riviera. When we're not in the Mediterranean Sea or market hopping, we'll be visiting a perfumery & rolling

NETHERLANDS

Edam

dice at the Monte Carlo casino. Hotel (B)(B) • Visit the historic city of Arles • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur • See the Royal Palace in Monaco

ENGLAND

LONDON

1

Places visited

2

GERMANY

AMSTERDAM

Dover

1

Calais

St Goar

BELGIUM

1

RHINE VALLEY

Nightstops Optional end city

1

Special Stay

#EUADVENTURER

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

DAYS 11Ì- 12ÌVENICE After a stop in Shakespearean Verona, we'll arrive in the fairytale floating city of Venice. You'll have 2 nights to lift the lid on this mystical city, finding photogenic canals, artistic palazzi, & history aplenty. Contiki Village (B,D)(B) • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square • See Juliet's Balcony & the Roman Arena in Verona F Gondola ride

PARIS

Heidelberg

MUNICH

3

1

Versailles

Burgundy Region

SWITZ

Liechtenstein Lucerne

FRANCE

CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX

2

2

SWISS ALPS

Verona

Mauthausen

TYROL AUSTRIA

SLOVENIA

Lake Bled

2

1

VENICE

LJUBLJANA CROATIA

Apennine Mountains Pisa

Arles

2 Pyrenees Mountains

DAYS 13Ì- 14 FLORENCE After stopping at the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, we'll glide through Tuscany towards Renaissance Florence. Here we will drink up the secret streets & sacred art around the city's towering Duomo Cathedral. Contiki Village (B,D)(B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria • Florentine leather craft demonstration F Tuscan Dinner

SPAIN

BARCELONA

DAYS 15Ì- 16ÌROME With a newfound appetite for all things Italian, we'll leave Florence & dart through the vineyards of Umbria in search of Rome. Here we will wander amidst historic masterpieces & check off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. Contiki Village (B)(B,D) • See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona F Guided tour of Vatican

DAY 22ÌPREVEZA Feeling all charged up by island life, we'll head back to the mainland of Greece, making our way through the country's picturesque mountains before arriving in coastal Preveza. Hotel (B,D) DAY 23ÌTIRANA Bursting with a newfound energy, Tirana will surprise & delight with its vibrant & forward thinking nature. With luscious parks, Tirana will spark your fondness for Albania. Hotel (B,D)

DAYS 17Ì- 18ÌATHENS Mt. Vesuvius & Pompeii's ancient ruins will mark our final hours in Italy before we take our overnight ferry to Greece. Arriving in Patras, we'll cruise over the Corinth Canal to the mythological city of Athens. Ancient relics & anise-flavored aperitifs await! Adriatic Ferry and Hotel (B)(B) F Traditional Athens affair

DAYS 24Ì- 25 ÌDUBROVNIK After whizzing along the Adriatic coastline through tiny Montenegro, we'll make our way to the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. A UNESCO World Heritage site with a Hollywood reputation, we'll lose sense of time in this historic & sun kissed playground. Hostel (B,D)(B) • See the fortified city & old port • Scenic drive along the Croatian coastline F Dubrovnik cruise

DAYS19Ì- 21 ÌMYKONOS It will be squeals all round when we arrive in the party mecca of Mykonos. Windmills, white buildings & iconic sunsets - this

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

FLORENCE

Monaco

THE RIVIERA

1

ZADAR

Split

2

ITALY

ROME

2

Vatican City

2

island paradise will be ours for 3 nights, leaving us with tired dancing feet & killer tans. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B) • Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a Local Guide • See the first modern Olympic Stadium • See traditional Cycladicstyle houses F Mykonos by night F Mykonos Southern Cruise

2

VIENNA

2 2

DAY 26ÌZADAR An intoxicating mix of ancient & contemporary, the untapped Zadar is primed & ready to entertain us for the night. Alfred Hitchcock named it “the best sunset in the world” – will you agree? Hostel (B,D) • See Diocletian's Palace in Split

DUBROVNIK MONTENEGRO

ADRIATIC SEA Mt Vesuvius Pompeii

1

Bari

TIRANA

ALBANIA GREECE

1 1

PREVEZA Corinth Canal

ATHENS 1

Patras

MYKONOS

DAY 27ÌLJUBLJANA A prime university city, Ljubljana sure knows how to have fun. Here in Slovenia's capital we'll meander through vibrant streets, nosy round monuments & explore the old town. Hotel (B) • See the castle & old town

DAY 32ÌMUNICH Saying goodbye to Austria, we'll kick on to the German city of Munich. Here in the home of Oktoberfest, we will be wowed by 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. Hostel (B) • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz F White Water Rafting

DAYS 28Ì- 29 VIENNA Today we'll go heart eyes over gorgeous Lake Bled before arriving in Vienna, where we'll soak up Schnapps & strudel whilst visiting the city's many historical prides. Music, architecture & a lively café scene; we'll get amongst it all. Hostel (B)(B) • See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House • Scenic drive along the historic ring road F Schnapps Museum

DAYS 33Ì- 34ÌSWISS ALPS Lakeside Lucerne & the teeny country of Liechtenstein will mark our drive from Germany into the Swiss Alps. Then it's two nights of Swiss chocolate, a breathtaking mountain setting & the chance to ride the cog railway up Jungfrau Mountain – don't mind if we do! (B,D)(B,D) « Contiki Special Stay • Visit Liechtenstein's capital, Vaduz • See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne • Scenic drive through the Alps F Jungfrau Mountain

DAYS 30Ì- 31 ÌAUSTRIAN TYROL Today we'll arrive in the bucket list checking adventure sports mecca of Tyrol. Explore the nooks of this scenic little mountain village & get to know its wild side with a thrill-seeking experience. (B,D)(B,D) « Contiki Special Stay • Visit Mauthausen Concentration Camp F Bike Ride & BBQ Lunch

DAY 35ÌRHINE VALLEY Leaping through Heidelberg, we'll arrive in the wine villages

3

& old world charm of the Rhine Valley. Jaw-dropping river scenery & a lesson in crafting beer steins will fill up our second stint in Germany. Hotel (B,D) • See Heidelberg's medieval castle • See the Lorelei Rock F Wine Tasting DAYS 36Ì- 37 AMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained in the eclectic city of Amsterdam. Beyond the city skirts we'll take a morning cycle passing windmills & Dutch countryside at its finest, before visiting a cheese farm & clog maker's house. Hostel (B,D)(B) • See the city's canals & gable houses by night F Canal Cruise

DAY 38 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Schiphol Airport or to central London, it will be sad goodbyes all round this morning as our trip comes to an end. (B) END 10AM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$6085

US$6329

US$6395

Start May30 Jun 06

US$6719

End Jul 06 Jul 13

Start Jun 13 Jun 20

US$7055

End Jul 20 Jul 27

Start Jul 08 Jul 11

US$7275

End Aug 14 Aug 17

Start Jul 29 Aug 09

US$7155

End Sep 04 Sep 15

2019

End Jun 15 Jun 22

2019

Start May09 May16

2019

End Jun 08

2019

Start May02

2019

End May15 May25

2019

Start Apr 08 Apr 18

2019

2019

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End Sep 29 Oct 02

US$6935

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on maximum quad-share with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/ staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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16/17

DAYS

FROM

US$7119

*

COUNTRIES

45 NIGHTS IN ACCOMMODATION See p.94-95 for full breakdown of Egypt & Greek Island options.

69 INCLUDED MEALS Egypt option. 66 meals included for Greek Island option. (See p.94-95 for full breakdown of meals.)

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team plus exclusive On-Site Team at Special Stays & Cabin Villages. Air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

FROM

US$155

*

PER DAY

5.0 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Champagne & Escargot • Discover Florence on foot with our Local Guide

F Cabaret Show, Paris F Flamenco, Tapas & Drinks, Barcelona F Captain’s Cruise, Corfu

TYROL, AUSTRIA @mariansanchezzz

TYROL, AUSTRIA @contikievans

SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND @hiajourney_

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Istanbul, Gallipoli & Corfu, & even Egypt or the Greek Islands

1

AMSTERDAM

2

LONDON

Valley of the Somme

RHINE VALLEY

1

Special Stay

VIENNA

MUNICH

Versailles

1

1

SWITZ

FRANCE

2

Mauthausen AUSTRIA

Liechtenstein TYROL

2

2

Mountains

SWISS ALPS

2 2

BARCELONA

VENICE

2

Apennine Mountains

Pisa Monaco

THE RIVIERA

2

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel DAY 2 LONDON TO PARIS Ferry across the English Channel. Here in the city of Lights & love, we’ll begin our European gallivant.Hotel (D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle & cross the English Channel • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral DAYS 3Ì- 4ÌPARIS The next 2 nights will be free for baguettes, boutique bar hopping & all things quintessentially French. Find a picnic spot by the Eiffel Tower during the day & tap into the city's lively club scene by night; the time is yours. Hotel (B,D)(B) • See the Palace of Versailles (entrance not included) F Parisian Dinner DAYS 5Ì- 6Ì BEAUJOLAIS WINE REGION Out of Paris we'll head on through Burgundy & the Beaujolais vineyards, making tracks for a 16th century Château nestled deep within wine country. The Château will be ours to call home & let loose in for 2 nights. After all, it is owned by Contiki. (B,D)(B,PL,D) « Contiki Special Stay DAYS 7Ì- 8Ì BARCELONA Saying goodbye to the grape juice we'll weave our way to two nights in beachside Barcelona. From the Gothic Quarter to the La Rambla

1

FLORENCE ITALY

2 Vatican City

BELGRADE

SERBIA

SOFIA

ADRIATIC SEA

district, we won't stop until we've got this city sussed. Hostel (B,D)(B) • See Gaudí's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex DAYS 9Ì- 10ÌTHE RIVIERA Not a minute will be wasted in the rich & famous hang out of The French Riviera. When we're not in the Mediterranean Sea or market hopping, we'll be visiting a perfumery & rolling dice at the Monte Carlo casino. Hotel (B)(B) • Visit the historic city of Arles • See the Royal Palace in Monaco • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur • Visit a French Perfumery DAYS 11Ì- 12ÌVENICE Out of France, we'll roll into Italy with our map set to Venice. Here we will fall head over heels for the “floating city”, admiring photogenic canals, artistic palazzi, & history aplenty. Contiki Village (B,D)(B) • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square F Gondola Ride DAYS 13Ì- 14Ì FLORENCE After winding through the Apennine Mountains & visiting the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, we'll glide through Tuscany towards Renaissance Florence. Here we will drink up the secret streets & sacred art around the city's towering Duomo Cathedral. Contiki Village (B,D)(B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria • Florentine leather craft demonstration F Tuscan Dinner

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1

ROME

Pompeii

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BUDAPEST

HUNGARY

2 Lucerne Dolomite

Arles

Pyrenees Mountains

by thousands of hand-painted tiles & the spectacle of a city where east meets west. Every minute of our 3 nights here can and will be put to good use. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B) • See the Blue Mosque & the Grand Bazaar with a Local Guide • Journey along the Sea of Marmara • Visit Lone Pine Cemetery (except March 28th departure) • See Anzac Cove & Chunuk Bair

Optional end city

Heidelberg

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Burgundy Region

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CANAKKALE

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EGYPT OPTION & MAP SEE P.94

DAYS 15Ì- 16ÌROME With a new found appetite for all things Italian, we'll leave Florence & dart through the vineyards of Umbria in search of Rome. Wandering amidst historic masterpieces, checking off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City & multiple gelato breaks will keep us happy. Contiki Village (B)(B,D) • Learn how to make the perfect Aperol Spritz at our Italian Mixology Class • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona • See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City DAYS 17Ì- 19ÌCORFU Naples, Mt. Vesuvius & Pompeii's ancient ruins will mark our final hours in Italy before we take our overnight ferry to Greece. Arriving in Corfu, we'll slip into island time for 3 blissful nights, giving us the chance to waste endless hours on the sand & a few nights under the stars. Adriatic Ferry and Hotel (B)(B,D)(B) DAY 20ÌATHENS Feeling sufficiently charged by island life, we'll motor past the narrow trench of the Corinth Canal, making our way to mythological Athens. Ancient relics, dinner delights in the Plaka district & anise flavored aperitifs await! Hotel (B)(D)

Gallipoli

2

TURKEY

ATHENS

GREEK ISLAND OPTION & MAP SEE P.95

EGYPT OR GREECE OPTION

Days 21-27 Whether you visit Cairo & beyond, or head back to the Greek Isles, these 6 days will be your choice. See p.94 for more info.

DAY 28ÌKAVALA Taking in the glorious Greek coastline we'll zip past Mt. Olympus, reaching the harbour side town of Kavala. A charming old town make this one of Greece's greatest secrets. Hotel (B,D) • Drive past Spartan Thermopylae & Byzantine Thessaloniki DAY 29ÌCANAKKALE Hopping continents without hitting the skies, we'll ferry from Eceabat to the Turkish city of Canakkale. Here in Asia (yes, seriously) we'll visit the ancient city of Troy before heading to this quaint port city where we'll bunker down for an evening before heading to Istanbul (and back to Europe)! Hotel (B,D) • Visit the Wooden Horse of Troy with a Local Guide DAYS 30Ì- 32Ì ISTANBUL This morning pay your respects at Anzac Cove before arriving in Istanbul. We'll be welcomed by bazaars, a mosque crafted

DAY 33ÌSOFIA Sofia may look a little sleepy from the outskirts, but bustling 24 hour restaurants & lively gypsy markets is what's actually in store. We'll be tapping in to the country's socialist heritage & go wide-eyed at the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Hotel (B,D) • See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Rotunda of St George & Vitosha Boulevard DAY 34ÌBELGRADE Often named one of the liveliest cities in Europe, Serbia's capital has shaken off its rugged past, save for some socialist relics. We'll find Belgrade's history, nightlife, & creative corners, calling the city home for the night. Hotel (B,D) • See Kalemegdan Fortress & the historic old town DAYS 35Ì- 36Ì BUDAPEST After zipping along the river Danube, we'll arrive in the ‘Paris of the East.' From a Royal Palace to a gothic church, we'll bounce across the river split city of hilltop Buda & bustling Pest, being allured by this city for 2 nights. Hostel (B)(B) • Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion DAY 37ÌVIENNA Today we'll go heart eyes over Austria's capital of Vienna, where we'll soak up schnapps & strudel whilst visiting the city's many historical prides. Music, architecture & a lively café scene, we'll make the most of every bit. Hostel (B) • See Schönbrunn Palace, St.Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House • Scenic drive along the historic ring road F Schnitzel & Screams DAYS 38Ì- 39Ì AUSTRIAN TYROL Today we'll continue uncovering Austria, arriving in the bucket list checking adventure sports mecca of Tyrol. Here you can unpack the nooks of this scenic mountain

village & get amongst its thrill-seeking experiences. (B,D)(B,D) « Contiki Special Stay F Bike Ride & BBQ Lunch DAY 40ÌMUNICH After a final nod to Tyrol's crazy ways with the option of a whitewater rafting adventure, we'll kick on to the German city of Munich. Here in the home of Oktoberfest, we will be wowed by 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. Hostel (B) • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz F Whitewater Rafting DAYS 41Ì- 42Ì SWISS ALPS Lakeside Lucerne & the teeny country of Liechtenstein will mark our drive from Germany into the Swiss Alps. Then it's 2 nights of Swiss chocolate, a breathtaking mountain setting & the chance to ride the cog railway up Jungfrau Mountain – don't mind if we do! (B,D)(B,D) « Contiki Special Stay • Visit Liechtenstein's capital, Vaduz • See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne • Scenic drive through the Alps F Jungfrau Mountain DAY 43ÌRHINE VALLEY Leaping through Heidelberg, we'll arrive in the wine villages & old world charm of the Rhine Valley. Jaw-dropping river scenery & a lesson in crafting beer steins will fill up our second stint in Germany. Hotel (B,D) • See Heidelberg's medieval castle • See the Lorelei Rock F Wine Tasting DAYS 44Ì- 45 ÌAMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained in the eclectic city of Amsterdam. Beyond the city skirts we'll take a visit to a cheese farm & clog maker's house, passing windmills & Dutch countryside at its finest. Hotel (B,D)(B) • See the city's canals & gable houses by night • Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house F Canal Cruise DAY 46ÌAMSTERDAM TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Schiphol Airport or to central London, it will be sad goodbyes all round this morning as our monumental adventure comes to an end. (B) END 10AM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

#ULTIMATEEUROPE

1 St Goar

Calais BELGIUM

CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX

1

GERMANY

Dover

PARIS

Places visited

NETHERLANDS

Edam ENGLAND

March 27th departure Pay tribute to the fallen at this once in a lifetime experience. We overnight at Gallipoli on the evening of April 24th so we are there to be part of the Dawn Service on April 25th, you will be sleeping outdoors & will require very warm, waterproof clothing &/or a sleeping bag. Afterwards join the National Service at Chunuk Bair.

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17

DAYS

US$7119

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COUNTRIES

45 NIGHTS IN ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 2 nights in French Château, 2 nights in Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Swiss Chalet, 6 nights in Contiki Villages, 1 night on-board a ferry, 23 nights hotel, 8 nights in hostels & 1 overnight train (sleeper seat)

#ULTIMATEEUROPE

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69 INCLUDED MEALS

US$155

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS

44 breakfasts (B) 1 picnic lunch (PL) 24 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver Team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi. Return flight from Athens to Cairo. See p.185 for more info on all our essentials

DO IT DIFFERENTLY

FROM

Ever thought about Camping? Check out The Original @contiki.com/ original for a similar itinerary.

5.0 RATING

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

• Locally Guided Tour of the Egyptian Museum & the Pyramids of Giza • Tour of the Valley of the Kings with local Egyptian Expert

F Abu Simbel Temple, Aswan F Guided visit of the Temples, Karnak & Luxor F Nile Cruise with Buffet Dinner, Cairo

The one that goes big & bold, covering everything from Paris to the Pyramids NUBIA, @sarah_22_10

Honestly one of the greatest trips you will ever do! The people you meet & experiences you have will change you forever, in a great way. Live your life with #NoRegrets Ryan Ostrander

START

2

Giza

CAIRO GU LF OF

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THE NILE EGYPT

1

1 RED SEA LUXOR

Karnak Edfu

1

Places visited 1

DAYS 21Ì- 22ÌCAIRO After exploring in Athens, we'll swing across continents & land ourselves in Cairo. Here in this sand covered city we will whirl through the markets & masses of inhabitants before greeting the Great Pyramids & Sphinx with absolute awe. Hotel (B)(B,D) • See the first modern Olympic Stadium • Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a Local Guide

KARNAK

DAY 23ÌASWAN Emerging from our overnight train ride, we'll find ourselves in laid back Aswan. Settling into relaxation mode, we'll set sail on a felucca & soak up the exoticism of the region. Hotel (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

DAY 24ÌLUXOR Floating the River Nile, we'll take in dramatic landscapes, palm trees, & small African villages. Later we'll arrive in temple clad Luxor, where epic monuments & royal history awaits. Hotel (B,D) F Abu Simbel Temple

ASWAN

LAKE NASSER

Nightstops

DAY 26ÌCAIRO After using the day's hours to carry on swaying amidst the coral reefs & white sands of the Red Sea, we'll journey back to Cairo for one last night of magic & madness in the capital. Hotel (B) F Red Sea Cruise

• See the Aga Khan Mausoleum F Nubian Village Visit

RED SEA

DAY 27ÌATHENS Leaving exotic Egypt behind, we'll hit the skies & plane it back to Athens, rejoining the rest of the gang to carry on the gallivant through Europe. Hotel (B,D)

GIZA, @sarah_22_10

DAY 25ÌRED SEA Taking our already exotic travels a step further, we'll amble across the Egyptian desert & find ourselves in an oasis by the Red Sea. Here we'll snorkel in salt water lapping in from the Indian ocean & explore the stretch of sea that divides Africa & Asia. Hotel (B,D)

US$7119

US$7265

US$7535

Start May18 Jun 01

US$8035

End Jul 02 Jul 16

Start Jun 15 Jun 22 Jun 29

US$8495

End Jul 30 Aug 06 Aug 13

Start Jul 13 Jul 24 Aug 01 Aug 10

US$8645

End Aug 27 Sep 07 Sep 15 Sep 24

Start Aug 13 ● Aug 17 ●

US$8535

End Sep 27 Oct 01

2019

End Jun 18

2019

Start May04

2019

End Jun 04

2019

Start Apr 20

2019

End May11 May21

2019

Start Mar 27 ■ Apr 06

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CCUE | START LONDON & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Aug 20 ●

End Oct 04

US$8355

The above prices are accurate as of September 6th, 2018 & include internal airfares. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/ultimate-egypt. Included flights: Prices above include the land trip & internal flight as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the trip start & end cities. Please see ‘Included flights’ on p.185 for important info. ■ This trip will be in Gallipoli for the ANZAC Dawn Service on 25th April. * Prices above are per person based on maximum quad-share, with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Note: For the ANZAC departure you will be sleeping outdoors for the dawn service & will require very warm, waterproof clothing &/or a sleeping bag. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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16

DAYS

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US$7619

US$166

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*

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

45 NIGHTS IN ACCOMMODATION

44 breakfasts (B) 1 picnic lunch (PL) 21 dinners (D)

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver Team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

• Visit Ios Town • Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a Local Guide

F Sailing Spectacular, Ios F Highlights & Volcano Cruise, Santorini F Oia Sunset, Santorini

The one that does it big - all of Europe, topped off with the Greek islands SANTORINI

GREECE

START

ATHENS AEGEAN SEA

IOS 3 1

Nightstops

3

SANTORINI

DAYS 21Ì- 24ÌIOS With a rugged backdrop & quaint coffee shops, the island of Ios is a wild card of surprises, offering all night dancing & beach parties galore. We'll soak it up for 3 nights, exploring the island by all hours. Hotel (B)(B)(B) • Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a Local Guide • See the first modern Olympic Stadium

IOS

SANTORINI

DAYS 25Ì- 26Ì SANTORINI Finally, those iconic blue & white buildings & dreamy horizons will become a reality. Ocean explorations, wineries, & lazy lunches will be yours to absorb for 3 blissful nights. Hotel (B)(B)(B)

Contiki are amazing, their road crew and their support throughout my 45 days on the road was incredible. Made traveling super easy and life changing, would suggest Contiki to all my friends and family. Jessica Mathews

DAY 27ÌATHENS Today we'll make the most of our final hours on the Greek Isles, before sailing back to mainland Athens. Here, we'll link back up with the rest of the group & let the adventures continue. Hotel (B)(D)

ATHENS

SANTORINI

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$7619

US$7765

US$7969

Start May18 Jun 01

US$8449

End Jul 02 Jul 16

Start Jun 15 Jun 22 Jun 29

US$8949

End Jul 30 Aug 06 Aug 13

Start Jul 13 Jul 24 Aug 01 Aug 10

US$9129

End Aug 27 Sep 07 Sep 15 Sep 24

Start Aug 13 ● Aug 17 ●

US$8989

End Sep 27 Oct 01

2019

End Jun 18

2019

Start May04

2019

End Jun 04

2019

Start Apr 20

2019

End May11 May21

2019

Start Mar 27 ■ Apr 06

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CUEG | START LONDON & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Aug 20 ●

End Oct 04

US$8755

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. ■ This trip will be in Gallipoli for the ANZAC Dawn Service on 25th April. * Prices above are per person based on maximum quad-share with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.185. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. Note: For operational reasons the islands may be visited in reverse. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#ULTIMATEEUROPE

Special Stays: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 2 nights in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet. 6 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 24 nights hotel, 8 nights in hostels & 1 night on board a ferry.

66 INCLUDED MEALS

5.0 RATING

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

THE NUMBERS

FROM


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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER. GO LOCAL Get to know a particular region or country in-depth, with experiences designed around cultural immersion, all included in the cost of your trip. Get involved with a cooking class, dine with locals in the comfort of their own homes courtesy of our partnership with Eatwith and after days packed with unique adventures, settle down in twin share hotels.


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OKEANIS BEACH HOTEL, SANTORINI

Reflecting In-Depth Explorer’s ‘Go Local’ philosophy, you’ll be spending your nights in local, often family run hotels. Stylish and convenient, with twin share rooms, the only thing better than the comfy pillows is the delicious (included) continental breakfast the following day…

DIVANI PALACE, CORFU

LOS ANGELES HOTEL, GRANADA

POSEIDON HOTEL, ATHENS

ORIEL HOTEL, CORK, IRELAND

DIVANI PALACE, CORFU


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see more Getting to know a place means learning its history, walking in the footsteps of the greats and getting a little glimpse into the comings and goings of everyday life. That’s what our experiences on In-Depth Explorer, can offer you.

Catch Beatlemania in a locally guided Beatles Magical Mystery tour, Liverpool

Entry into and guided tour of the UNESCO listed Alhambra Palace, Granada

Cruise across to Venice on a private boat, Italy

See the orginal rockstars of renaissance art at the Vatican Museums, Vatican City

Marvel at the clear turquoise waters of Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Break out your best Dancing Queen at the ABBA Museum, Stockholm

INCLUDED ENTRY INTO PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK, CROATIA

GUIDED TOUR OF THE COLOSSEUM, ROME, ITALY

INCLUDED PRIVATE BOAT RIDE TO CAPRI

LEMON GROVE EXPERIENCE, AMALFI COAST

COOKING CLASS, TUSCANY

EATWITH EXPERIENCE, SEVILLE

eat local If total cultural immersion is what you’re after, In-Depth Explorer won’t disappoint. Exclusive to this travel style, our partnership with Eatwith will see you heading to locals’ homes for dinner, picking up tips and tricks to learn the food of the region.

EAT WITH

EAT WITH

SEVILLE, SPAIN

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

How could home cooked paella and tapas get any better? Eating it on a super cool rooftop, just as the sun sets on the horizon. Seville is a magical city but this experience will be your defining memory.

Goulash, lángos and somlói galuska may sound like alien foods right now but by the end of this experience, you’ll be chucking them together like you’ve been cooking them for years, led by the insight of the locals who will be showing you how it’s done. LOOK OUT FOR THIS ICON ON PAGES P.106, P.108 & P.136 FOR TRIPS WITH EXTRA FREE TIME IN EACH DESTINATION


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ICELAND 4

1

DAYS

US$955

*

COUNTRY

3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

4 INCLUDED MEALS

3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

#CONTIKICELAND

FROM

US$239

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS

3 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, local coach

SEE EVEN MORE

FROM

Want to explore a little deeper into Iceland? Check out the Fire & Ice trip on p.101

4.0 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

F Buggy Adventure F Caving F Horse Riding

• Enjoy the Blue Lagoon hot springs • Northern Lights adventure with a Local Guide

The one that gives you a snapshot of Iceland, discovering Reykjavik & the Blue Lagoon REYKJAVIK, @lyndzii

ICELAND

3 REYKJAVIK Blue Lagoon

Places visited 1

START 6PM REYKJAVIK

Start/end city

waterfalls & ancient volcanic landscapes. (B) F Golden Circle Tour

DAY 1ÌREYKJAVIK Today you'll check in to your hotel & start exploring Reykjavik before the team unites in the afternoon. High on life & the contagious Icelandic positivity, we'll get straight into the spirit of adventure. (D) • Northern Lights adventure with a Local Guide (weather dependent) • Orientation of the city & its nightlife

DAY 3ÌREYKJAVIK With swimsuit in hand we'll head to the otherworldly Blue Lagoon, where we can soak & soothe our aching bones. This afternoon opt in for horse-riding, caving, or a buggy adventure. (B) • Enjoy the Blue Lagoon hot springs

REYKJAVIK

DAY 4ÌREYKJAVIK Feeling completely enamoured by all things Iceland, we'll wrap up the trip this morning after breakfast. Pretty Reykjavik & land of beauty, we officially salute you. (B)

DAY 2ÌREYKJAVIK This morning we'll bounce out of bed with vigour, knowing a wonder of the world sits on the agenda. Why not opt for our Golden Circle Tour to see sprouting geysers, tumbling

BLUE LAGOON

REYKJAVIK

END 8AM REYKJAVIK

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$995

■ ■ ■ ■

End Start Nov 17 Dec 12 ■ Nov 24 Dec 01 Dec 08

US$955

US$955

End Dec 15

Start Dec 22 ▲

US$990

End Dec 25

Start Dec 28 ●

US$1040

End Dec 31

2020

Start Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 28 Dec 05

2019

End Oct 27 Nov 10

2019

Start Oct 24 ● Nov 07 ●

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WWIC | START REYKJAVIK & FINISH REYKJAVIK Start 2020 Jan 02 ■ Jan 09 ■ Jan 16 ■

US$965

End Start Feb 06 Jan 05 Feb 13 Jan 12 Feb 20 Jan 19 Mar 05

■ ■ ■ ■

End Start Feb 09 Mar 12 ■ Feb 16 Feb 23 Mar 08

US$965

US$965

End Mar 15

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. ● Single room supplement of US$290. ■ Single room supplement of US$225.. ▲ Single room supplement of US$250. Trip starts 6:00pm in Reykjavik & ends approx. 8:00am in Reykjavik. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185. Airport transfers are not included but can be arranged at an extra charge. Please contact Contiki or your travel agent for details on how to book these.


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6

1

DAYS

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US$2070 US$345 *

8 INCLUDED MEALS

5 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

5 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

4.6 RATING

PER DAY

COUNTRY

5 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

*

ESSENTIALS

F Glacier Adventure F Farewell Dinner

• Entry into the Blue Lagoon • See the spectacular Glacier Lagoon • Golden Circle Tour

#FIREICE

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, local coach

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

The one that explores the best of Iceland's natural beauty. Places visited NORTHERN LIGHTS

1

Nightstops

1

Start/end city

ICELAND

REYKJAVIK 2

SELFOSS

SKAFTAFELL 1

1 Blue Lagoon

Kirkjubaejarklaustur

1

VIK

REYKJAVIK

START 4PM REYKJAVIK

DAY 1ÌREYKJAVIK We'll land amidst the quirks & colourful buildings of Reykjavik, having time to unwind before uniting with the team dinner. (D)

DAY 2ÌVIK Getting straight into business, today we will be visiting the Golden Circle, visiting Iceland's most intriguing natural landmarks. From the turquoise water ravines of Thingvellir National Park, to the erupting geothermal geysers of Haukadalur, this day will take your breath away. (B,D)

REYNISFJARA, @_mariiiiiiiie

DAY 3ÌSKAFTAFELL Continuing on the theme of natural wonders, we'll move to Skaftafell via the region of Kirkjubaejarklaustur. Here in these hard to pronounce parts we'll find a peculiar pavement of volcanic rock, the rivers & glaciers of Vatnajökull National Park & the canyon and volcano of Eldgjá. (B,D) DAY 4ÌSELFOSS Our time on the south shore will be marked by waterfalls, black beaches & ponies sized horses with teal blue eyes. (B) DAY 5ÌREYKJAVIK We'll have one last piece of the Icelandic landscape to admire before we move back to the big city. The bucket list beauty of

REYKJAVIK, @cartographile

the Blue Lagoon will warm us, sooth us, & leave us positively lost for words. (B) DAY 6ÌREYKJAVIK Packing our bags back in pretty Reykjavik, we'll stay on a high from all the wonders we've taken in. We'll say our farewells as the trip wraps up, leaving with a deep appreciation for this special country. (B) END 8AM REYKJAVIK

BLUE LAGOON, @lyndzii

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2070

Start Dec 21 ▲

US$2130

End Dec 26

2020

End Nov 11 Dec 02

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WWFI | START REYKJAVIK & FINISH REYKJAVIK Start Nov 06 ● Nov 27 ●

Start 2020 Jan 08 ■

US$2140

End Start Feb 12 ■ Jan 13 Mar 11 ■

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

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FROM

End Feb 17 Mar 16

US$2140

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. ● Single room supplement of US$575. ▲ Single room supplement of US$590. ■ Single room supplement of US$605. Trip starts 4:00pm in Reykjavik & ends approx. 8:00am in Reykjavik. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185. Airport transfers are not included but can be arranged at an extra charge. Please contact Contiki or your travel agent for details on how to book these.


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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

IRELAND THE NUMBERS

#CONTIKIIRELAND

THE DETAILS

8

FROM

2

DAYS

FROM

US$1470 US$184 *

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

7 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

11 INCLUDED MEALS

7 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

*

ESSENTIALS

7 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

4.6 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

F LegenDerry Walking Tour, Londonderry F Irish Dinner & Dancing evening, Dublin

• Visit Blarney Castle & kiss the famous Blarney Stone • Entry to the magical Cliffs of Moher • Visit Giant’s Causeway

The one that gives you a week long full Irish experience LONDONDERRY

Giant’s Causeway

1 CLIFFS OF MOHER

1 N.IRELAND

GALWAY 2

REP. OF IRELAND

2

BELFAST

DUBLIN

Cliffs of Moher Kilkenny

Places visited 1 Blarney

CORK

1

Nightstops Start/end city

SCOTLAND & IRELAND

FROM US$2070 PP FROM US$160 PD Add 5 days to your trip & get a slice of Scotland too. For full details, dates & prices see contiki.com/scotlandireland. Code: BBED Single supplement of US$690. Code: WWED Single supplement of US$590. START 4:30PM DUBLIN

DAY 1ÌDUBLIN Today you'll check in to your hotel & get acquainted with all things Irish! In the afternoon the team will join forces, excited for the Emerald Isle adventures that sit ahead. (D) F Jameson Whiskey Distillery DAY 2ÌCORK Today we'll head out of Dublin, knowing we'll be back for more at the end of the trip. Making our way to Cork, we'll stop in Kilkenny where we can explore

the cute town & munch down some lunch. (B,D) F Kilkenny Bike Tour

• Visit the Cliffs of Moher F Boat ride to the Aran Islands (summer only)

DAYS 3Ì- 4ÌGALWAY Cruising out of Cork, we'll pass the ever incredible Cliffs of Moher & go deep on Irish traditions at Blarney Castle. Our destination of Galway will delight us to no end, serving up all things quintessentially Irish – not least some Gaelic chit chat. (B)(B,D) • Visit Blarney Castle

DAY 5Ì LONDONDERRY Later in Londonderry, we'll wind back the clock & soak up some 17th century Irish history. If the walls of this walled city could talk, they sure would have alot to say. (B,D) • See the 17th Century city walls of Londonderry • LegenDerry Walking Tour

DAY 6ÌBELFAST Today we'll encounter one of Ireland’s greats, the incredible Giant's Causeway, before moving on to Belfast. Here we'll uncover a city transforming itself from a troubled past, discovering instead a rough diamond that offers up cool sites & nightlife aplenty. (B) • Visit the Giant's Causeway • Locally guided tour of Belfast F Titanic Museum visit

DAY 7ÌDUBLIN Back in Dublin, we'll have the chance to dive head first into the city we sampled on day one. Markets, museums, & plenty of four leaf clover fun will keep us busy in the nation's capital. (B) • See Trinity College & the Monument of Light, Parnell Square F Guinness Storehouse Visit F Irish Dinner & Dancing

DAY 8ÌDUBLIN The laughter & leprechaun jokes will come to an end today. You'll say your teary goodbyes & pray that a bit of Irish luck reunites you all in the not too distant future. (B) END 8AM DUBLIN

Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$1769

US$1800

End May11 May18 May22 May25 Jun 01 Jun 05 Jun 08 Jun 15

Start Jun 12 Jun 15 Jun 22 Jun 26 Jun 29

End Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

19 22 29 03 06

US$1800

Start Jul 03 Jul 06 Jul 10 Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 24 Jul 27 Aug 03

End Jul 10 Jul 13 Jul 17 Jul 20 Jul 27 Jul 31 Aug 03 Aug 10

US$1840

Start Aug 07 Aug 10 Aug 14 Aug 17 Aug 21

End Aug 14 Aug 17 Aug 21 Aug 24 Aug 28

US$1840

Start Aug 24

End Aug 31

US$1790

2019

Start May04 May11 May15 May18 May25 May29 Jun 01 Jun 08

2019

End Apr 13 Apr 20 Apr 27 May04

2019

Start Apr 06 Apr 13 Apr 20 Apr 27

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBIR | START DUBLIN & FINISH DUBLIN Start Aug 31 Sep 04 Sep 07 Sep 14 Sep 18 Sep 21 Sep 25 Sep 28

End Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

07 11 14 21 25 28 02 05

US$1770

Start Oct 02 Oct 05 Oct 12 Oct 16 Oct 19

End Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct

09 12 19 23 26

US$1770

US$1690

End Start Nov 09 Dec 07 ★ Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30 Dec 07

US$1510

US$1510

End Dec 14

Start Dec 14 ★ Dec 21 ★ Dec 28 2020 Jan 04

US$1590

End Start Dec 21 Jan 05 Dec 28 Jan 08 Jan 04 Jan 11 Jan 11

US$1590

End Jan 12 Jan 15 Jan 18

Start Jan 18 Jan 25 Feb 01 Feb 08 Feb 22

US$1470

End Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb

Start 25 Feb 29 01 Mar 07 08 15 29

US$1470

End Mar 07 Mar 14

2019

Start Nov 02 Nov 09 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30 ★

2020

End Nov 02

2019

Start Oct 26

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WWIR | START DUBLIN & FINISH DUBLIN Start Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28

End Mar 21 Mar 28 Apr 04

US$1525

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. BBIR - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$440. WWIR - Winter 2019/20 Single room supplement of US$395. Trip starts 4:30pm in Dublin & ends approx. 8:00am in Dublin. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 17 day Great Britain & Ireland. When you jump aboard this trip you will be joining a group of other travelers who have been traveling on this trip. If you have the time why not join them. See p.104. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185. For details of winter trips between Oct 2018 - Mar 2019, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.


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102 103

ENGLAND & SCOTLAND 2

DAYS

US$1560 US$156 12 INCLUDED MEALS

9 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

*

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

9 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

SCOTLAND

FROM

*

8 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

4.6 RATING

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

ESSENTIALS

Try everything Scottish on our 6-day trip. For full details, dates & prices see contiki.com/scotland. Code: BBSC. Single supplement of US$295. Code: WWSC. Single supplement of US$265.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Edinburgh Castle Experience, Edinburgh F Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland

The one that gives you trendy cities, charming landscapes, & the birthplace of the Beatles Loch Ness

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Nightstops Optional end city

Isle of Skye

SCOTLAND

WEST 1 HIGHLANDS

St Andrews

Stirling

GLASGOW

Places visited 1

1

2

1

EDINBURGH Northumberland National Park Gretna Green

F Whisky Tastes & Tales

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

1

DAY 7ÌSCOTTISH HIGHLANDS The beautiful Scottish Highlands never disappoint, complete with endless miles of rugged countryside, mystical tales, & a very elusive lake dwelling monster. (B,D) • Loch Ness Cruise

START 4PM LONDON

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2ÌLONDON TO LIVERPOOL This morning you’ll meet up with the Contiki team & sweep through the very best of London. Later, we’ll move on to Liverpool where Beatlemania & football will send us into an

DAY 4ÌLAKE DISTRICT Endless green hills, serene lakes & streets of stone homes will be waiting for us in the Lake District, as we settle into English country life, getting a taste for the slow & simple pleasures of life. (B) • Visit Bowness-onWindermere & see Windermere F Lake Cruise

excited flurry. (D) F Locally guided Beatles Magical Mystery tour DAY 3ÌYORK After a drive through rolling countryside we’ll amble down narrow lanes exploring the 2000 years of history stuffed into York’s monuments. (B,D) • See York Minister & Clifford’s Tower • Guided tour of York F Evening ‘Ghost Walk'

DAY 8ÌWEST HIGHLANDS After visiting the pastel houses & fishing ports of the Isle of Skye, we’ll carry on to the West Highlands, home of Ben Nevis Britain’s highest mountain. (B) • Visit seaside town of Portree • See Eilean Donan Castle

wedding hotspot & Hadrian’s wall, we’ll land in the Scottish city of Edinburgh. From bagpipes to banging festivals, this musical city will entertain us from sun up to sun down & perhaps a little after dark. (B)(B,D) • Driving city tour to see Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace & the Royal Mile • Entrance to Gretna • Green Museum • City Tour of Edinburgh F Scottish Evening F Edinburgh Castle experience

DAYS 5Ì- 6 ÌEDINBURGH After stopping at a curious

YORK 1

LIVERPOOL

ENGLAND

1

LONDON DAY 10ÌGLASGOW OR LONDON With a big love for Britain now running deep in our bloodstream, we’ll wrap up our trip after breakfast in Glasgow, or on arrival in London for those catching the train south. (B) END 8AM GLASGOW OR 2:30PM LONDON

DAY 9ÌGLASGOW After a historic stop in Stirling, we’ll be sliding into Glasgow, where live music & plenty of quirky characters will welcome us in traditional warm Scottish style. (B) • See George Square & the Glasgow City Chambers • See Stirling Castle & the William Wallace Monument

LONDON DAY TRIPS

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

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$1979

US$2010

22 26 29 03 06

US$2020

Start Jul 01 Jul 04 Jul 11 Jul 15 Jul 18 Jul 25 Jul 29 ● Aug 01 ● Aug 05 ●

US$2050

End Start Jul 10 Aug 08 ● Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 24 Jul 27 Aug 03 Aug 07 Aug 10 Aug 14

End Aug 17

US$2050

Start Aug 12 ●

End Aug 21

US$2060

Start Aug 15 ●

US$2005

End Aug 24

Start Aug 22 ● Aug 26 Aug 29 Sep 05 Sep 09 Sep 12 Sep 16 Sep 19 Sep 23

US$1980

End Aug 31 Sep 04 Sep 07 Sep 14 Sep 18 Sep 21 Sep 25 Sep 28 Oct 02

2019

End Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

2019

Start Jun 13 Jun 17 Jun 20 Jun 24 Jun 27

2019

End May11 May15 May18 May25 May29 Jun 01 Jun 08 Jun 12 Jun 15

2019

Start May02 May06 May09 May16 May20 May23 May30 Jun 03 Jun 06

2019

End Apr 06 Apr 13 Apr 20 Apr 27 May04

2019

Start Mar 28 Apr 04 Apr 11 Apr 18 Apr 25

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBBR | START LONDON & FINISH GLASGOW OR LONDON Start Sep 26 Oct 05 Oct 07 Oct 10

End Oct Oct Oct Oct

05 12 16 19

US$1980

US$1745

Start Oct 31 Nov 07 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 28

US$1700

End Start Nov 09 Dec 05 Nov 16 Dec 12 ★ Nov 23 Nov 30 Dec 07

US$1700

End Dec 14 Dec 21

Start Dec 19 ★ Dec 26 ◆ Dec 27 ◆ Dec 30

US$1785

End Dec Jan Jan Jan

Start 28 2020 04 Jan 02 05 08

US$1785

End Jan 11

2020

End Oct 26 Nov 02

2019

Start Oct 17 Oct 24

2019

2019

WINTEER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WWBR | START LONDON & FINISH GLASGOW OR LONDON Start Jan 09 Jan 16 Jan 23 Jan 30 Feb 13

US$1560

End Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb

18 25 01 08 22

Start Feb 20 Feb 27 Mar 05 Mar 12 Mar 19

End Feb 29 Mar 07 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28

US$1560

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. BBBR - Summer 2019 - 10 days Single room supplement of US$530. WWBR - Winter 2019/20 - 10 days Single room supplement of US$425. Trip starts 4:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Glasgow or 2:30pm in London if you have chosen to take the train. Add US$110 to take the train from Glasgow to London. ● These trips will be in Edinburgh during the Festival Fringe & Military Tattoo (checkets not included). ◆ This trip will be in Edinburgh during Hogmanay. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure. Some travelers will be continuing the Contiki journey on the Great Britain & Ireland trip. Why not join them if you have time. See p.104. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185. For details of winter trips between Oct 2018 - Mar 2019, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

#ENGLANDANDSCOTLAND

• Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles on our locally guided Magical Mystery Tour • Spot ‘Nessie’ on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

FROM US$950 PP FROM US$159 PD

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

10

FROM


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CONTIKI.COM/BRITAIN-IRELAND

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

17

FROM

5

DAYS

FROM

US$2540 US$150 *

16 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 16 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

23 INCLUDED MEALS 15 breakfasts (B) 8 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

#GBIRELAND

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles on our locally guided Magical Mystery Tour • Spot Nessie on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness

4.7 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Guinness Storehouse Visit, Dublin F Irish Dinner & Dancing, Dublin F Scottish Evening, Edinburgh

BLARNEY CASTLE, IRELAND

GIANTʼS CAUSEWAY, IRELAND @sea_greene_

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS @natalie_haidar

LONDON, ENGLAND @contiki

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS @haydendib


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The one that gives you the best of British culture, topped off with the Emerald Isle

1 Loch Ness SCOTLAND

WEST HIGHLANDS 1

Stirling

GLASGOW

2

St Andrews

EDINBURGH

1

Giant’s Causeway

N.IRELAND

GALWAY

DAY 7ÌSCOTTISH HIGHLANDS The beautiful Scottish Highlands never fail to disappoint, complete with endless miles of rugged countryside, mystical tales, & a very elusive lake dwelling monster, who we'll be keeping an eye out for on our Loch Ness cruise. (B,D) • Loch Ness Cruise

1

Larne

BELFAST

REP. OF IRELAND

2

Hadrian’s Wall

Gretna Green

1

LONDONDERRY 1

LAKE DISTRICT 1

IRISH SEA

YORK

Holyhead

2

1

DUBLIN

LIVERPOOL ENGLAND

Cliffs of Moher Kilkenny WALES

1

Blarney

DAY 8ÌWEST HIGHLANDS After visiting the pastel houses & fishing ports of the Isle of Skye, we'll carry on to the West Highlands, home of Ben Nevis - Britain's highest mountain. (B) • See the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle • Visit seaside town Portree

CORK 1

LONDON

Places visited 1

Nightstops Start/end city

START 4PM LONDON

DAY 1 ARRIVE LONDON Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2ÌLONDON TO LIVERPOOL This morning you'll meet up with the Contiki team & sweep through the very best of London. Later we'll move on to Liverpool, where Beatlemania & football will send us into an excited flurry. (D)

DAY 3ÌYORK After a drive through rolling countryside we'll find ourselves ambling down narrow lanes exploring all York has to offer & with 2000 years of history tucked into its monuments, its offerings are nothing short of incredible. (B,D) • Locally guided Beatles Magical Mystery Tour • Guided walking tour of York • See York Minster & Clifford's Tower F Evening ‘Ghost Walk' DAY 4ÌLAKE DISTRICT Endless green hills, serene

lakes & streets of stone homes will be waiting for us in the Lake District. Settling into English country life, we'll get a good taste for the slow & simple pleasures of days gone by. (B) • Visit Bowness-onWindermere & see Windermere F Lake Cruise

DAY 9ÌGLASGOW After a historic stop in Stirling, we'll be sliding into Glasgow, where live music & plenty of quirky characters will welcome us in traditional warm Scottish style. (B) • See Stirling Castle & the William Wallace Monument • See George Square & the Glasgow City Chambers

DAYS 5Ì- 6Ì EDINBURGH After stopping at a curious wedding hotspot & Hadrian's Wall, we'll land in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. From bagpipes to banging

DAY 10ÌDUBLIN After a short bout on the sea, we'll plonk our feet onto Irish soil. Traveling

• See the 17th Century city walls of Londonderry F Locally guided walking tour including the Bogside Murals

through County Meath will take us to Dublin, the character filled capital known for its multitude of cute pubs. (B)(D) • See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square & Christ Church Cathedral

DAY 15ÌBELFAST Today we'll encounter one of Ireland’s greats, the incredible Giant's Causeway before moving on to Belfast. Here we'll uncover a city transforming itself from a troubled past, discovering instead a rough diamond that offers up cool sites & nightlife aplenty. (B) • Visit the Giant's Causeway • Locally guided tour of Belfast F Titanic Museum visit

DAY 11ÌCORK Today we'll head out of Dublin, knowing we'll be back for more at the end of the trip. Making our way to Cork, we'll stop in Kilkenny where we can munch down some lunch. (B),D) F Kilkenny Bike Tour F Jameson Whiskey Distillery DAYS 12Ì- 13 ÌGALWAY Cruising out of Cork, we'll pass the ever incredible Cliffs of Moher & go deep on Irish traditions at Blarney Castle. Our destination of Galway will delight us to no end, serving up all things quintessentially Irish – not least some Gaelic chit chat. (B)(B,D) • Visit the Blarney Stone • Visit Blarney Castle • Visit the Cliffs of Moher F Boat ride to the Aran Islands (summer only)

DAY 16ÌDUBLIN Back in Dublin we'll have the chance to dive head first into the city we sampled a ‘wee bit' back. Markets, museums, & plenty of four leaf clover fun will keep us busy in the nation's capital. Guinness stew? Don't mind if we do… (B) F Guinness Storehouse visit F Irish dinner & dancing evening

DAY 14Ì LONDONDERRY Later in Londonderry, we'll wind back the clock & soak up some 17th century Irish history. If the walls of this walled city could talk, they sure would have alot to say. (B,D)

DAY 17ÌDUBLIN TO LONDON We ferry across the Irish Sea to Wales & travel back to London where the trip ends upon arrival. (B) END 8PM LONDON

I had the most amazing time! Everything is organized for you with amazing Free Time Add-On experiences and well trained Trip Managers who give you all the best advice on where to go and what to do in your free time. Stephanie Quaglia

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$3199

US$3265

End Jun 19 Jun 22

US$3265

Start Jun 13 Jun 17 Jun 20 Jun 24 Jun 27

End Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

US$3275

29 03 06 10 13

Start Jul 01 Jul 04 Jul 11 Jul 15 Jul 18 Jul 25 Jul 29 ●

End Jul 17 Jul 20 Jul 27 Jul 31 Aug 03 Aug 10 Aug 14

US$3340

Start Aug 01 Aug 05 Aug 08 Aug 12

● ● ● ●

End Aug 17 Aug 21 Aug 24 Aug 28

US$3340

Start Aug 15 ●

End Aug 31

US$3255

2019

End Start May18 Jun 03 May22 Jun 06 May25 Jun 01 Jun 05 Jun 08 Jun 15

2019

Start May02 May06 May09 May16 May20 May23 May30

2019

End Apr 13 Apr 20 Apr 27 May04 May11

2019

Start Mar 28 Apr 04 Apr 11 Apr 18 Apr 25

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBUK | START LONDON & FINISH LONDON Start Aug 22 Aug 26 Aug 29 Sep 05 Sep 09 Sep 12 Sep 16

US$3205

End Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

07 11 14 21 25 28 02

Start Sep 19 Sep 23 Sep 26 Oct 03 Oct 07 Oct 10

End Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct

05 09 12 19 23 26

US$3205

US$3090

Start Oct 31 Nov 07 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 28

US$2835

End Start Nov 16 Dec 05 Nov 23 Dec 12 ★ Nov 30 Dec 07 Dec 14

US$2835

End Dec 21 Dec 28

Start Dec 19 ★ Dec 26 ◆ Dec 27 ◆ Dec 30

US$2980

End Jan Jan Jan Jan

Start 04 2020 11 Jan 02 12 15

US$2980

End Jan 18

2020

End Nov 02 Nov 09

2019

Start Oct 17 Oct 24

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WWUK | START LONDON & FINISH LONDON Start Jan 09 Jan 16 Jan 23 Jan 30 Feb 13

US$2540

End Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb

25 01 08 15 29

Start Feb 20 Feb 27 Mar 05 Mar 12 Mar 19

End Mar 07 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28 Apr 04

US$2540

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. BBUK - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$850. WWUK - Winter 2019/20 Single room supplement of US$710. Trip starts 4:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00pm in London. This trip is a combination trip where travelers who have booked the England & Scotland only section return to London on Day 10 & those who have booked the Ireland only section join on Day 10. Those who have booked the Scotland & Ireland only section join in Edinburgh on Day 5. ● These trips will be in Edinburgh during the Festival Fringe & Military Tattoo (checkets not included). ◆ This trip will be in Edinburgh during Hogmanay. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip breaks into smaller trips so you’ll have plenty of new friends joining along the way. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#GBIRELAND

festivals, this musical city will entertain us from sun up to sun down & perhaps a little after dark. (B)(B,D) • Entrance to Gretna Green Museum • Driving city tour to see Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace & the Royal Mile F Edinburgh Castle experience F Scottish Evening F Hadrian's Wall F Whisky Tastes & Tales

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Isle of Skye

Stonehenge, Bath or the home of the Queen, Windsor Castle sound like you? Bag a bargain & take advantage of our great deals on day trips from London. It's easy: book on arrival at Contiki's Basement, London. Visit contiki.com/day-trips

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MEDITERRANEAN ESCAPE 10

3

DAYS

8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation, & 1 night on board a ferry

#CONTIKIMEDESCAPE

US$1995 US$200 *

*

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

9 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

GOT MORE TIME?

FROM

FROM

12 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

9 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

4.5 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

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

F Cruise around the Isle of Capri F Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum, Rome F Amalfi Lemon grove Tour

• Special access Rome Sightseeing Tour • Guided Tour of the Vatican • Wine & Mozzarella Tasting

Why not add Greek Island Hopping p.108 to your trip and say Yassou to the Greek Isles and save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

The one that gives you the amazing Amalfi, rustic Rome & ancient Athens DAY 7ÌOVERNIGHT FERRY After taking in the rugged beauty of the boot's south, we'll board our overnight ferry to Greece. Ploughing through the Ionian Sea watching Italy get smaller would be a little heartbreaking if Greece wasn't on the agenda. (B)

AMALFI COAST, ITALY

DAYS 8Ì- 10ÌATHENS A time capsule of life before us, Athens will leave you stunned from sun up

'til sun down. Here you can climb around the massive Theatre of Dionysus & dine in the rustic district of Plaka. Other days might be spent sifting through treasures at Monastiraki Flea Market or visiting Brettos, one of the oldest distilleries in Greece. (B,D)(B)(B) • See the Corinth Canal • Athens City Tour & Acropolis F A Traditional Athens Affair END 10AM ATHENS

ROME

START 4PM ROME

F Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum, Rome

LIKE TO TAKE THINGS A LITTLE SLOWER?

DAYS 4Ì- 6ÌAMALFI Traveling to the south we'll find ourselves in Amalfi, where we'll step into a glamorous afternoon of wine & mozzarella tasting. Use your time here to see the colourful homes & scenic mountains of Positano, or dive into a tub of gelato in Sorrento. It can all be topped off with a trip to the archaeological site of Pompeii & a drift around the Bay of Naples. (B,D)(B)(B) • Scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast F 'Tastes of Amalfi' Dinner F Amalfi Lemon Tour F Capri Cruise F Guided Tour of Pompeii

This trip is for you, enjoy 3 night stays in each destination for ultimate discovery and heaps of free time.

START

3 Vatican City

ROME ITALY

ADRIATIC SEA Pompeii

3 Isle of Capri

AMALFI COAST

Bari

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

GREECE

1

DAYS 1Ì- 3ÌROME Uniting in the city of Rome, we'll feel the warmth of a hearty Italian welcome. We'll slip straight in to the mosaic of ancient monuments, enjoying the slow espresso-sipping culture. Those keen to up their experience can visit the gardens of Tivoli, or sign up for a Roman cooking class. More exploring can be done in the borough of Monti, where Rome's creative cats meander & linger. (D)(B)(B) • See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum • See St.Peter's Basilica • Vatican Tour F 'Dinner La Dolce Vita'

END

2

IONIAN SEA Patras

Places visited 1

Corinth Canal

ATHENS

Nightstops

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$1995

US$2005

US$2015

Start Jun 15 Jun 22 Jun 29

US$2075

End Jun 24 Jul 01 Jul 08

Start Jul 06 Jul 13 Jul 20

US$2170

End Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 29

Start Jul 27 Aug 03 Aug 10 Aug 17

US$2120

End Aug 05 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26

Start Aug 24 Aug 31

US$2065

End Sep 02 Sep 09

2019

End Jun 17

2019

Start Jun 08

2019

End May27 Jun 03 Jun 10

2019

Start May18 May25 Jun 01

2019

End May13 May20

2019

Start May04 May11

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBRE | START ROME & FINISH ATHENS Start Sep 07 Sep 14 Sep 21

End Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30

US$2025

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$615 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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MEDITERRANEAN ESCAPE 21 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 20 nights in hotels, 1 night on board a ferry

28 INCLUDED MEALS 21 breakfasts (B) 7 dinners (D)

ESSENTIALS See p.185 for more info on our essentials

22

3

DAYS

DAYS 1Ì- 11Ì ROME TO ATHENS Refer to Mediterranean Escape map, itinerary & sightseeing opposite.

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F Mykonos Southern Cruise F Mykonos by Night

DAYS 12Ì- 14 ÌMYKONOS Hop aboard a ferry in the morning & journey to the popular Aegean paradise of Mykonos for some sun & good times on this party island. From the old iconic windmills near Little Venice, to the peppering of cute cafes, this island has no shortage of Greek charm. Later, get a taste of some Greek specialities at dinner. (B,D)(B)(B) F Island Tour of Delos

NEW & IMPROVED

DAYS 15Ì- 17 ÌSANTORINI After a short bout of play at sea, we'll pull up in the port of Santorini, finding whitewashed vistas & blue domed churches. Sign up for a tour that may see you swimming in an active volcano or peruse the streets snapping tumbling bougainvillea. With other days at black or red sand beaches eating local specialties like domatokeftedes (fried tomato balls), life doesn't get much better. (B,D)(B)(B) • Visit the main town of Fira

F Visit Oia at sunset F Highlights & Volcano Tour DAYS 18Ì- 20ÌIOS Our final destination in our trio of islands – Ios will greet us with a rugged back drop & island charm. When the sun sets, this place really comes to life, which means day sailing trips on the water are essential. Sign up for some watersports & chow down on some grilled octopus at a local café & your Ios stint is complete. (B,D)(B)(B) F Sailing Spectacular Ios F Farewell to the Greek Islands

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DAYS 21Ì- 22Ì ATHENS Choking back the tears we'll wave goodbye to the dreamy islands of Greece. On our last morning we'll wrap things up after breakfast in Athens, attempting a few Greek pleasantries on the way out the door. (B)(B) END 10AM ATHENS

ATHENS AEGEAN SEA

3

MYKONOS

GREECE

3

1

Nightstops IOS

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$4050

Start Sep 07

US$4185

US$4340 End Aug 17

US$4420

Start Aug 10 C

US$4395 End Aug 29

US$4185

Start Aug 17

US$4230

• Visit ancient Ephesus • Medieval tour, Rhodes

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Spectacular Oia Village, Santorini

Start Aug 24 B

End Sep 13

US$4170

DAY 12ÌRHODES Pristine beaches & medieval towns will greet us on the sun-soaked island of Rhodes. A kaleidoscope of history, culture & epic parties, there will be limitless options for how you spend your time here. (B,L,D) DAY 13ÌSANTORINI This morning we'll say "Kalo Proi" to Crete, a paradise of history & local delicacies, before arriving in Santorini. You'll see quickly we've saved the best until last, from the dreamy sunsets to the iconic

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blue & white domes dripping in pink flowers, this island will be everything you've dreamed of & more. (B,L,D) • See the volcanic islands surrounding Santorini & its main town of Fira

*

PER DAY

GREECE

ATHENS AEGEAN SEA

1

DAY 14ÌATHENS It will be sobs all round as we drift back to the mainland & share one final meal together. You can choose to conclude the trip straight after breakfast, or sign up for one last bout of sightseeing in Athens. (B)

TURKEY

1

1 Mykonos

Santorini

Kusadasi

Patmos

1

1

Rhodes

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Places visited 1

Nightstops

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:MESC | START ROME & FINISH ATHENS TOTAL PRICE INCLUDES PORT TAXES & GRATUITIES A = OUTSIDE CABIN ✝ B = INSIDE CABIN Start May11 May18 May25 Jun 1

End May24 May31 Jun 7 Jun 14

Start Jun 15 Jun 22 Jun 29

End Jun 28 Jul 5 Jul 12

Start Jul 6 Jul 13 Jul 20

End Jul 19 Jul 26 Aug 2

Start Jul 27 Aug 10 Aug 17

End Aug 9 Aug 23 Aug 30

Start Aug 24 Aug 31

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days are long, balmy & full of seafood. (B,L,D) • See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos

2019

Drinks package including beer, wine & soft drinks. See p.185 for more info on our essentials

US$3795

COUNTRIES

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ESSENTIALS

DAY 11ÌPATMOS Today we'll make a stop in Turkey – just casually – & shop the wild bazaar of port town Kusadasi. Back on the water we'll float to Patmos, an idyllic island where time stands still &

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13 breakfasts (B) 4 lunches (L) 7 dinners (D)

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24 INCLUDED MEALS

DAY 10ÌMYKONOS Getting into the spirit of the adventure, we'll hit the seas with our navigation set to Mykonos. Once our ship pulls up in this paradise party mecca, it will be sunshine & good times aplenty. (B,L,D)

2019

8 nights in hotels, 4 nights on board a cruise ship, 1 night on board a ferry

DAYS 1Ì- 9ÌROME TO ATHENS Refer to Mediterranean Escape map, itinerary & sightseeing opposite.

End Jul 18

Start Sep 7 Sep 21

End Sep 20 Oct 4

US$4290 A

US$4440 A

US$4605 A

US$4510 A

US$4405 A

US$4320 A

US$3795 B

US$3920 B

US$4070 B

US$3985 B

US$3900 B

US$3825 B

The above prices are accurate as of September 6th, 2018 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/med-escape-cruise. * Cruise Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. (either twin or triple-share). ✝ Inside cabin price will depend on availability, final price will be confirmed at the time of booking. Single supplement option: Add US$1055 to twin-share price for an inside cabin or US$1210 to twin-share price for an outside cabin. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip it must be multi-entry. Days 1 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation. Unlimited drinks package including beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks. Please note: On occasions, we may not always be able to facilitate 3 nights in Amalfi but in these instances we will include an additional night in Sorrento and also stay in Salerno.

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13 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

3

DAYS

Start Jun 29 C

US$4275 End Sep 07

US$4420

MEDITERRANEAN ESCAPE + 4 DAY GREEK ISLAND CRUISE 14

End Jul 12

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$1290 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. B - These trips will have one less night in Athens code: MESIB. C - These trips will have two less nights in Athens code: MESIC. Note: for operational reasons, the Greek Island Hopping section of this trip may run in reverse. Days 1 & 22 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

End Sep 28

F Highlights & Volcano Tour, Santorini

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Start Jun 22 B

2019

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2019

End Jun 15

US$4180 End Aug 02

US$4305 End Sep 19

2019

2019

Start Jul 13 B

Start May25

2019

US$3850 End Jul 27

Start Aug 31 C

End Jun 06

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US$3970

US$4520

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

3

SANTORINI

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2019

Start May11 B

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• See the famous windmills on Mykonos

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SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:MESI | START ROME & FINISH ATHENS

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NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

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US$2420 US$187 *

12 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 12 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

16 INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

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#GREEKHOPPING

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

GREEK ISLAND HOPPING

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager, local Greek transfers

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Locally guided tour of Athens • See the famous windmills of Mykonos

4.5 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Southern Cruise, Mykonos F Island Tour, Delos F Highlights & Volcano Tour, Santorini

SANTORINI, GREECE

SANTORINI, GREECE @fionafenton

MYKONOS, GREECE @callum_gerlach

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The one that gives you the ultimate Greek Island experience exploring Mykonos, Santorini & Ios

Extend your trip to include Road to Athens p.42 or Spotlight on Greece p.130. Save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount when you book two trips.

1

Nightstops MYKONOS, GREECE

Start/end city

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START 6PM ATHENS

DAYS 1Ì- 2ÌATHENS Today we'll unite in a time capsule of life on earth; a city that will leave you stunned from sun up 'til sun down. Here you can climb around the massive Theatre of Dionysus & dine in the rustic district of Plaka. Other days might be spent sifting through treasures at Monastiraki Flea Market or visiting Brettos, one of the oldest distillery's in Greece. (D)(B) • Athens Guided City Tour F Traditional Athens Affair DAYS 3Ì- 5Ì MYKONOS Having opened the lid on Athens & its intricacies, we'll pack our bags & get ready for some island

time. From the old iconic windmills near Little Venice to the peppering of cute cafes, this island has no shortage of Greek charm. For those not inclined towards slow paced days, you can sip cocktails & enjoy the nightlife at the popular Paradise Beach. (B,D)(B)(B) F Island Tour of Delos F Mykonos Southern Cruise F Mykonos by Night

active volcano or wander the streets snapping Santorini's Caldera & tumbling bougainvillea. With other days at black or red sand beaches eating local specialties like domatokeftedes (fried tomato balls), life doesn't get much better. (B,D)(B)(B) F Visit Oia at sunset F Highlights & Volcano Tour DAYS 9Ì- 11ÌIOS Our final destination in our trio of islands – Ios will greet us with a rugged back drop & island charm. When the sun sets, this place really comes to life, which means day sailing trips on the water are essential. Sign up for some watersports

DAYS 6Ì- 8Ì SANTORINI After a short bout of play at sea, we'll pull up in the port of Santorini, finding white-washed vistas & blue domed churches. Sign up for a tour that may see you swimming in an

& chow down grilled octopus at a local café & your Ios stint is complete. (B,D)(B)(B) F Sailing Spectacular Ios F Farewell Dinner to the Greek Islands

LIKE TO TAKE THINGS A LITTLE SLOWER?

This trip is for you, enjoy 3 night stays in each destination for ultimate discovery and heaps of free time.

DAYS 12Ì- 13ÌATHENS Choking back the tears we'll wave to the dreamy islands of Greece. We'll wrap things up after breakfast in Athens, attempting a few Greek pleasantries on the way out the door. (B)

GREECE

ATHENS

AEGEAN SEA

3

END 10AM ATHENS

MYKONOS 3

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

IOS 1

Nightstops

3 3

SANTORINI

Start/end city

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$3235

US$3155

US$2705 End Aug 20 Aug 23 Aug 26 Aug 29 Sep 01

Start Aug 23

US$3020

US$2825 End Sep 04

Start Aug 26 Aug 29

US$2935

US$3080 End Sep 07 Sep 10

Start Sep 01

US$2810

Start Jun 15

End Jun 27

US$3070 End Sep 13

Start Sep 04 Sep 07 Sep 10 Sep 13 Sep 16 Sep 19 Sep 22

Start Jun 18 Jun 21

US$3235 End Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

End Jun 30 Jul 03

2019

End Jun 21 Jun 24

2019

Start Jun 09 Jun 12

2019

End Jun 15 Jun 18

2019

Start Jun 03 Jun 06

2019

Start Aug 08 Aug 11 Aug 14 Aug 17 Aug 20

End May28 May31 Jun 03 Jun 06 Jun 09 Jun 12

2019

US$2585 End Aug 05 Aug 08 Aug 11 Aug 14 Aug 17

Start May16 May19 May22 May25 May28 May31

2019

End May25

2019

Start Jul 24 Jul 27 Jul 30 Aug 02 Aug 05

2019

2019

US$2420

Start May13

2019

End May13 May16 May19 May22

2019

Start May01 May04 May07 May10

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBGI | START ATHENS & FINISH ATHENS Start Jun 24 Jun 27 Jun 30 Jul 03 Jul 06 Jul 09

US$3320

End Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

06 09 12 15 18 21

Start Jul 12 Jul 15 Jul 18 Jul 21

End Jul 24 Jul 27 Jul 30 Aug 02

US$3320

16 19 22 25 28 01 04

US$2655

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$1280 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. Note: for operational reasons, this trip may run in reverse For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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16 INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

#MEDHIGHLIGHTS

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

MEDITERRANEAN HIGHLIGHTS

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our Locally Guided Tour • Cruise along the stunning, colourful coastal towns of the Cinque Terre (summer departures only)

5.0 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Flamenco Show with Dinner, Barcelona F Monaco Dinner, Monaco F Emperors & Gladiators Including Colosseum, Rome

ROME, ITALY

FLORENCE, ITALY @contiki

ROME, ITALY @kaylahendrix_

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The one that will see you diving into blue seas, sun & a whole load of sizzling destinations

DAYS 1Ì- 2ÌMADRID Prepare to be welcomed by the Spanish wonderland that is Madrid. You'll check in to our hotel before lounging about or spending the day exploring. Our first group dinner will be on the evening agenda; day two will see us completely uncovering the city. (D)(B) F Valley of the Fallen F Traditional Madrilenos Dinner DAYS 3Ì- 4Ì BARCELONA Splitting our drive out of Madrid we'll stop in Zaragoza for sightseeing & lunch, before heading on to beachside Barcelona. From the Gothic Quarter to the La Rambla district, we won't leave a pocket of this city uncovered. (B,D)(B) • See Gaudí's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex • Visit Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter F Flamenco Show with Dinner DAY 5ÌAVIGNON Today we'll take on the city of Popes & the Papal Palace after a fairytale drive through the Provence region. Your time in Avignon can be spent by the Rhône River, sipping aniseed liqueur & eating local delicacies like Ratatouille. (B) DAYS 6Ì- 7Ì FRENCH RIVIERA This will be a day for donning navy stripes as we'll be heading to the French Riviera, with a stop in Aix-en-Provence en route. When we're not

DAYS 11Ì- 12ÌROME With a new found appetite for all things Italian, we'll leave Florence & dart through the grapevines of Umbria in search of Rome. Here we will spend two nights visiting historic monuments & checking off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. (B,D)(B) • See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum • See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City • Visit San Gimignano F Dinner "La Dolce Vita" F Emperors and Gladiators inc. Colosseum

wasting time lounging about in the sun, we'll roll the dice at the Monte Carlo casino. (B)(B,D) • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur • Visit a French perfumery F Nice Bike Ride F Monaco Dinner DAY 8ÌPISA / ITALIAN RIVIERA The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre will keep our day colourful, visiting the towns of Monterosso & Portovenere. After soaking up the sunshine & iconic Italian settings, we head on to Pisa where the leaning tower awaits. (B) DAYS 9Ì- 10Ì FLORENCE Through the Apennine Mountains & romantic hills of Tuscany we'll cruise towards renaissance Florence. Here we will drink up the secret streets & sacred art around the city's towering Duomo Cathedral. (B)(B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria • Florentine leather craft demonstration F Tuscan Evening F Florence Disco

FLORENCE

Places visited 1

Nightstops Optional start/end city

DAY 13ÌROME After breakfast it will be time to kiss our Med friends goodbye – one on each cheek because by this stage we'll feel very at home in Europe. (B)

FRANCE ITALY

END 8AM ROME

AVIGNON

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

Cinque Terre

1 Aix-enProvence

Pyrenees Mountains

SPAIN

Zaragoza

2

2 Monaco

FRENCH RIVIERA

PISA/ ITALIAN RIVERIA 1 2 FLORENCE San Gimignano

2

ROME

Vatican City

BARCELONA

2

MADRID

Amazing experience! I had a great group of people, an excellent Trip Manager & visited so many beautiful places! I would recommend this to anyone. Patricia Floudas

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2979

Start Jun 29

End Jul 11

US$3040

Start Jul 06 Jul 13 Jul 20

End Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 01

2019

End May30 Jun 20

2019

Start May18 Jun 08

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019 | CODE:BBMD | START MADRID & FINISH ROME

US$3115

Start Aug 17 Sep 14

End Aug 29 Sep 26

US$3045

US$3049

US$3049

End Jun 08

Start Jun 17 Jun 24

US$3060

End Jun 29 Jul 06

Start Jul 01 Jul 08 Aug 05

US$3135

End Jul 13 Jul 20 Aug 17

2019

Start May27

2019

End May18

2019

Start May06

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019 | CODE:BBDM | START ROME & FINISH MADRID Start Sep 02

End Sep 14

US$3040

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. (either twin or triple-share). BBMD - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$915. BBDM - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$950. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

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Keep it flexible & choose where you want to start, either Madrid, or Rome – this trip operates in both directions.

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2

DAYS

FROM

US$1799 US$150 *

11 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 11 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

14 INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

#SIMPLYITALY

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

SIMPLY ITALY

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

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Special access Rome Sightseeing Tour • Enjoy a glass of Prosecco overlooking the Bay of Naples • Day trip to the Isle of Capri

4.4 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Cruise around the Isle of Capri, Sorrento F Tuscan Evening, Florence F Burano Island Cruise & Dinner, Venice

MILAN, ITALY

CINQUE TERRE, ITALY @mitty14

SORRENTO, ITALY @jesseymay_

VENICE, ITALY @erinchrystalx

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The one that gives you 12 days of pure Italian bliss

DAY 1ÌROME Today you'll check in to your hotel before the team unites in the afternoon. Putting no delay on the Italian immersion, we'll hit the streets for some sightseeing, with the Trevi Fountain & Piazza Navona being just two highlights on the list. Vespas, pasta & many espressos, we won't miss a bite. (D) DAYS 2Ì- 3Ì SORRENTO Cruising out of Rome we'll make our way towards the Bay of Naples, via the Vatican City & St Peter's Basilica. Bursting at the seams we'll roll on to Sorrento, where we'll sip a sunset drink by the seaside & take in the vista of cliff-edge houses. (B,D)(B) • See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City • Guided Tour of the Vatican • Scenic coastal drive to Sorrento F Capri Island Cruise F Bay of Naples Feast

DAY 8ÌMILAN From floating city to fashion capital, we'll coast out of Venice & land ourselves in Milano. Waltzing around with eyes wide open, we'll find that high-end shopping & enviable street style isn't all this hotspot has to offer. (B) • Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda F Eatwith Milan F Lake Garda Cruise

along Ponte Vecchio & take to the outskirts to sip Chianti wine in the hillside. (B,D)(B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria • Florentine leather craft demonstration F Tuscan Evening DAYS 6Ì- 7ÌVENICE The Romeo & Juliet setting of Verona will lead us along a trail of magic en route to Venice. Here we'll spend two nights ogling over picturesque canals & artfilled palazzi, with a private boat ride to the islands topping it all off. (B)(B) • Private motorboat to the historic islands • See Juliet's House & the Roman Arena in Verona • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square • See Mt. Vesuvius F Gondola Ride F Burano Island Cruise & Dinner F An Evening Passegiata & Aperitivo

DAY 9ÌITALIAN RIVIERA From Milan we'll make our way down the Italian coastline, arriving in the iconic setting of the Italian Riviera. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre will keep our day colorful as we soak up the towns of Monterosso & Portovenere. (B) • Cruise & train along the Italian Riviera (the cruise is weather permitted & summer departures only)

DAYS 10Ì- 11ÌROME Feeling very at home in the beautiful boot, we'll head back to Rome via the Leaning Tower of Pisa & the Appenine Mountains. Continuing our love affair with the capital, a whirl of monuments, café culture & passionate conversation così italiano! (B)(B) • Local wine tasting in the Chianti region • See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum F Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum F Dinner 'La Dolce Vita'

DAY 12ÌROME Bursting with appreciation for this remarkable country, we'll drink our final espressos & say our farewells - the trip will have come to a tear jerking end. (B) END 8AM ROME

Please note: Days 1 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation. Rome itineraries can interchange between the start & end of the trip.

MILAN 1

EATWITH EXPERIENCE, MILAN

VENICE

Lake Garda

2

Verona

Places visited

ITALIAN RIVIERA Cinque Terre

1

Nightstops Start/end city

1 Pisa

2

FLORENCE

Chianti Region Apennine Mountains

VENICE ITALY

DAYS 4Ì- 5 FLORENCE With the call of the Tuscan sun, we'll float through vineyard clad Umbria stopping in Pompeii on the way to the city of Florence. Here we'll take in the masterpieces of Michelangelo's home, shop

I would love to go on another Contiki trip as I enjoyed every moment of Italy and wish it didn't have to end, so that I could continue discovering more about this beautiful country.

3

ROME

Vatican City Mt. Vesuvius

SORRENTO

Gracita Fils

Pompeii

2

Isle of Capri

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2560

US$2605

US$2645

Start Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 26 Jun 30 Jul 03 Jul 07

End Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

27 04 07 11 14 18

US$2715

Start Jul 14 Jul 17 Jul 21 Aug 04 Aug 11

End Jul 25 Jul 28 Aug 01 Aug 15 Aug 22

US$2715

Start Aug 18

US$2625

End Aug 29

Start Aug 25

US$2545

End Sep 05

Start Sep 01

US$2605

End Sep 12

2019

End May30 Jun 06 Jun 13 Jun 20

2019

Start May19 May26 Jun 02 Jun 09

2019

End May23

2019

Start May12

2019

End Apr 11 Apr 25 May09

2019

Start Mar 31 Apr 14 Apr 28

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBSY | START ROME & FINISH ROME Start Sep 04 Sep 08 Sep 11 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29

End Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

15 19 22 26 03 10

US$2550

US$2030

Start Nov 24 Dec 08 ★

US$1975

End Dec 05 Dec 19

Start Dec 21 ★ Dec 28

US$2075

End Start Jan 01 2020 Jan 08 Jan 12

US$2075

End Jan 23

2020

End Oct 31 Nov 07

2019

Start Oct 20 Oct 27

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WWSY | START ROME & FINISH ROME Start Jan 28 Mar 08

End Feb 08 Mar 19

US$1799

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. (either twin or triple-share). BBSY - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$740. WWSY - Winter 2019/20 Single room supplement of US$725. Tripleshare reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For details of winter trips between Oct 2018 - Mar 2019, speak to Contiki or your travel agent. For travel insurance see p.185.

#SIMPLYITALY

START 4PM ROME

Why not add Greek Island Hopping p.108 to your trip and say Yassou to the Greek Isles and save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

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• Special access Rome Sightseeing Tour • Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide

F Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum, Rome F Tuscan Evening, Florence F Gondola Ride, Venice

Want to explore more than one country? Check out our Mediterranean Highlights trip on p.110 to add Spain & France to your adventure.

The one that gives you la dolce vita over 8 days in Italy's most bellissimo cities ROME, CaptionITALY @alicia_thomas

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DAYS 1Ì- 2ÌROME Today you'll check-in to your hotel before the team unites in the afternoon. Putting no delay on the Italian immersion, we'll hit the streets for some sightseeing, with the Trevi Fountain & Piazza Navona just two highlights on the list. Vespas, pasta & many espressos; we won't miss a bit. (D)(B) • See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum • See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City

• Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums F Cooking Class & Dinner

• Florentine leather craft demonstration • Guided tour of a winery • Chianti wine tasting F Tuscan Evening F Florentine Food Tour

DAYS 3Ì- 5ÌFLORENCE Basking beneath the Tuscan sun we'll go deep into the city of Florence; taking in the masterpieces of Michelangelo's home, shopping along Ponte Vecchio & taking to the outskirts to sip Chianti wine in the hillside. From secret streets to sacred art, we'll uncover all of it. (B,D)(B)(B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria in Florence

• See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas F Burano Dinner & Cruise

DAYS 6Ì- 7ÌVENICE The Leaning Tower of Pisa & the Romeo & Juliet setting of Verona will lead us along a trail of magic en route to Venice. Here we'll spend two nights ogling over picturesque canals, art-filled palazzi, & the boutique beauty of this floating city. (B)(B) • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square

DAY 8ÌVENICE Today we'll say our teary goodbyes through new-found Italian phrases, either here in Venice or later in Rome if you're hitching a complimentary ride back to the capital. (B) END 8AM VENICE OR 6PM ROME

Please note: Days 1 & 8  (ending in Venice) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

FLORENCE

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$1625

End Start May11 Jun 15 May25 Jun 22 Jun 01 Jun 15

US$1740

End Jun 22 Jun 29

US$1740

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. (either twin or triple-share). BBHI - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$490. WWHI - Winter 2019/20 Single room supplement of US$485. Tripleshare reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Venice or approx 6:00pm in Rome. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185. For details of winter trips between Oct 2018 - Mar 2019, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.


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F Bike Ride, Barcelona F Visit Cascais & Sintra, Lisbon F Farewell Dinner, Madrid

The one that uncovers the highlights of Spain & Portugal in under 2 weeks BILBAO

BARCELONA @coffeeyyy

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Want to see even more of this region? Check out the Spain, Portugal & Morocco trip on p.117 for 15 days of Iberian fun.

BARCELONA

START 4PM BARCELONA

DAYS 1Ì- 2 ÌBARCELONA We'll join up & kick off in the sultry Spanish city of Barcelona. Exploring the Gothic Quarter, La Rambla

DAY 4ÌBILBAO We'll spend the day in San Sebastian, sun bake on the beach, catch the surf & eat pinxtos before arriving in Bilbao. You'll have time to pop in to the Guggenheim Museum before we share a group dinner, Spanish-style. (B,D)

& beyond, we won't leave a pocket of this sizzling city uncovered. Churros & sangria enjoyed at rooftop bars & cosy cafes – we'll take it all, with a side portion of paella. (D)(B) • Barcelona Gothic Walking Tour F Barcelona Bike Ride F Flamenco Show with Dinner

DAY 5ÌSALAMANCA An archive of the Spanish Civil War with breathtaking architecture & a picturesque river setting, the city of Salamanca is quite the beauty. We'll walk through the UNESCO World Heritage Site Old City, see the ancient Cathedral Vieja, & bask in the sun of Casco Historico. (B)

DAY 3ÌPAMPLONA Eager to absorb as much as we can, we'll pit-stop in Pamplona, famed for its San Fermin festival & immortalised by the words of Ernest Hemingway. (B) F Toros y Tapas

DAYS 6Ì- 7ÌPORTO Slapping on our sunny Portuguese attitudes, we'll cross the border & find ourselves in an iconic town best known for its port wine. Alive with galleries & coffee shops, the terracotta washed city of Porto is basically a dream. We'll find heritage in the old wooden tram that rattles along the streets & in the UNESCO stamped alleys of Ribeira. Your absolute must do while here? Sample the wine named after the city Port. (B,D)(B) F Porto by the Sea Dinner F Porto Walking tour with Port Tasting

DAYS 8Ì- 9ÌLISBON Traveling south along the Atlantic we'll stop at the Venetian-esque boat town of Aveiro, en route to the capital. Once in Lisbon's mosaic tiled streets of pastelarias & antique stores, we'll take lazy strolls & dine for hours to enjoy the pace of the city. You can find the secret haunts on a sightseeing tour & find a mountain of castles & secret gardens by venturing to Sintra. (B,D)(B) F Lisbon like a Local Dinner

an unassuming charm & multi-layered persona that's hard to resist. We'll bunker down here for the rest of our trip, getting acquainted with every nook & cranny. You'll be guided by our city tour inside the impressive Royal Palace, we'll then top things off with an optional farewell Española dinner. (B,D)(B)(B) • Madrid City Tour • Entry to Royal Palace F Visit Valley of the Fallen F Farewell Dinner

DAYS 10Ì- 12Ì MADRID From rooftop bars to 1920's architecture, Madrid holds

Please note: Days 1 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

END 8AM MADRID

HOW MUCH & WHEN

End May26 Jun 09 Jun 23

US$2569

Start Jun 26 Jul 10 Jul 24

End Start Jul 07 Aug 07 Jul 21 Aug 04

US$2725

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2019

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End Sep 01 Sep 15 Sep 29

US$2665

US$1960

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Start Dec 19

US$2055

End Dec 30

2020

Start Nov 12

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WWFS | START BARCELONA & FINISH MADRID Start 2020 Mar 10

End Mar 21

US$1785

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. (either twin or triple-share). BBFS - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$890. WWFS - Winter 2019/20 Single room supplement of US$720. Tripleshare reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Barcelona & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

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13 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

Want to see even more of this region? Check out the Spain, Morocco & Portugal trip on p.117 for 15 days of Iberian fun.

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FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our Locally Guided Tour in Madrid • Entry into the Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba

F Valley of the Fallen, Madrid F Bike Tour, Barcelona F Guided Rock Tour, Gibraltar

The one that gives you 2 weeks of exploring all that Spain has to offer this old-school city. (B)(B,D) • Locally Guided Tour of the Alhambra (this tour could be substituted with a tour of the Alcazar of Seville) F Tour of Albaicin & Royal Chapel

to explore for the night. (B) • Entry into the Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba F Walking tour of Seville including Bull Ring

DAY 11ÌSEVILLE Winding along the Costa del Sol, we’ll arrive in Seville. 13th Century architecture & one of the world’s biggest cathedrals will fill our time in this quintessentially Spanish city. (B) • Scenic drive past Marbella & Malaga • See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza de España in Seville F Gibraltar Guided Rock Tour F Eatwith Seville

SEVILLE, SPAIN

START 6PM MADRID

DAYS 1Ì- 2ÌMADRID Check in to your hotel, & start exploring till we unite this evening. Packed with both traditional charm & a modern vibrancy, Madrid’s diverse neighbourhoods & lively plazas will have us hooked. (D)(B) • Tour the Royal Palace with a Local Guide (this tour may be substituted with a tour of the Prado) F Valley of the Fallen DAY 3ÌBILBAO We’ll take the slow track to Bilbao to take in Segovia,

DAYS 5Ì- 6 ÌBARCELONA Roaming beachside Barcelona will call for many sangrias – just to cool down, of course – & a churro or 12 for more energy. From the Gothic Quarter to the La Rambla district, we won’t leave a pocket of this sizzling city uncovered. (B,D)(B) • See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex • Walking Tour through the Gothic Quarter F Flamenco Show with Dinner F Barcelona Bike Ride

with its Roman foundations. In Bilbao, Spain’s emerging hub of culture & cool, you’ll have time to head to the iconic, shimmering, silver Guggenheim Art Museum. (B,D) DAY 4ÌPAMPLONA After taking sea dips & eating pinxtos in San Sebastian, we’ll slide along to Pamplona. Here we’ll soak up a city famed for its San Fermin festival & the immortal words of Ernest Hemingway. (B) F Toros y Tapas

DAY 12ÌCORDOBA We’ll drive through the heart of Andalusia & onwards to Cordoba. Cobbled lanes, storybook balconies & an ancient mosque will be ours

DAYS 7Ì- 8ÌIBIZA Switching gears, we’ll board a flight for the world’s party capital, Ibiza. Those not keen on 6am dance floor sessions will find no shortage of gorgeous beaches & water sports stay entertained. (B,D) (B,D) • Visit Ibiza Town & beaches DAYS 9Ì- 10 ÌGRANADA This morning we’ll board a fast ferry, taking the sea option back to the mainland. A fabled palace, atmospheric streets & tapas aplenty will charm us in

BILBAO

DAY 13ÌMADRID Taking to the hill-top town of Toledo, we’ll meander through medieval buildings & mosques, drifting through what’s known as the “Imperial City”. Before cruising back to Madrid. (B) • See the Alcazar Fortress & Gothic Cathedral in Toledo F Traditional Madrileños Dinner DAY 14ÌMADRID With far too many tapas tucked under our belts, we’ll say goodbye to our newly beloved Contiki fam, as our trip ends after breakfast. (B) END 8AM MADRID

Please note: Days 1 & 14 have been designed to allow you to stary & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation. San Sebastian

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US$3365

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US$3365

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US$3230

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End Sep Sep Sep Oct

15 22 29 6

US$3205

US$2425

Start Nov 4 Nov 18

US$2040

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Start Dec 21 Dec 28

US$2140

End Start Jan 3 2020 Jan 10 Jan 1

US$2140

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2019

Start Oct 21

2019

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End Feb 23 Mar 29

US$1799

The above prices are accurate as of September 6th, 2018 & include internal airfares. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/spain. Included flights: Prices above include the land trip & internal flight as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the trip start & end cities. Please see ‘Included flights’ on p.185 for important info. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. (either twin or triple-share). BBEH - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$1165. WWEH - Winter 2019/20 Single room supplement of US$750. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. Note: This trip is part of the epic Iberian Peninsula & Morocco adventure so you’ll be waving goodbye to some of your new pals as they continue on with this separate journey. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 2 nights in Madrid (D)(B), Bilbao 1 night (B), Pamplona 1 night (B), Barcelona 2 nights (B,D)(B), Valencia 1 night (B), Granada 2 nights (B)(B,D), Seville 2 nights (B,D)(B), Cordoba 1 night (B), Madrid 1 night (B). For details of winter trips between Oct 2019 - Mar 2020, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.


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FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our Locally Guided Tour of Madrid • Guided Local Tour of the Medina of Fez

F Tour of Albacin & Royal Chapel, Granada F Welcome to Morocco dinner & show, Fez F Traditional Flamenco show with Tapas in Granada

DAY 9ÌASSILAH Missing not a beat of this country, we’ll cruise through Casablanca seeing the seaside Hassan II’s Mosque & visiting the capital of Rabat. After the Hassan Tower & King’s Palace, we’ll have time to chill in Assilah. (B,D) • See the Hassan Tower & King’s Palace in Rabat

including the Discoveries Monument, Belem Tower & the Jeronimos Monastery • See the Castelo de São Jorge, the Praca do Comercio, Rossio & Praça da Figueira F Lisbon like a Local Dinner F Guided Tour of Sintra & Cascais

DAYS 10Ì- 11ÌSEVILLE Waving goodbye to Africa we’ll wind our way north in search of Seville. 13th Century architecture & one of the world’s biggest cathedrals will fill our time in this quintessentially Spanish city. (B,D)(B) • See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza de Espana in Seville F Gibraltar Rock Tour F Eat with Seville F Walking Tour including Bull Ring

DAY 14ÌMADRID Leaving the tiled town behind, we’ll take a border hop back to Spain. Later we’ll arrive in the capital of Spain where we’ll have one final fiesta together to toast a great trip (B) F Traditional Madridlenos Dinner

The one that does 2 continents in 2 weeks under the Iberian sun

LISBON, PORTUGAL

DAYS 3Ì- 4Ì GRANADA Today we head south taking in the beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains on the way. Arriving in Granada, we’ll find an old-school city with a fabled palace, atmospheric streets & tapas aplenty. (B)(B,D) • Locally guided tour of the Alhambra (this tour could be substituted with a tour of the Alcazar of Seville) F Guided Tour of the Albaicin & Royal Chapel

START 6PM MADRID

DAYS 1Ì- 2ÌMADRID After checking-in to your hotel you’ll be free to start exploring the nation’s capital before the team unites later in the day. Packed with both traditional charm & a modern vibrancy, two nights roaming Madrid’s diverse neighbourhoods & lively plazas will have us hooked. (D)(B) • See Gran Via, Puerta del Sol & Plaza de España • Tour the Royal Palce with Local Guide (this tour may be substituted with a tour of the Prado) F Madrid Tapas Tour

DAYS 7Ì- 8 ÌMARRAKECH We say farewell to Fez & her many traditions & head to perhaps the most famous city in the country - Marrakech. Here you’ll be free to soak up the souks, see Koutoubia Mosque & sift through kilos of delicate silver jewels. Conclude it all with a hammam ritual for ultimate travel bliss. (B,D)(B) • See bustling Jamaa elFna Square • Visit the Bahia Palace, visit a Berber pharmacy & see Koutoubia Mosque F Marrakech by Night

that divide Europe & Africa, we’ll travel across the Strait of Gibraltar, past the Rif Mountains and onto Fez. Here in this spellbinding Moroccan city we’ll explore the bustling Medina, see the Royal Palace, & haggle like pros for handmade crafts. (B,D)(B) • Scenic drive past Marbella, Malaga & the Rif Mountains • Locally Guided Tour, see the Royal Palace, the Medina & visit the cooperative of handmade carpets F Welcome to Morocco Dinner & Show

DAYS 5Ì- 6ÌFEZ Sliding through the seas

DAYS 12Ì- 13ÌLISBON Arriving in Portugal’s capital we’ll be mesmerized by this laid-back city of wooden trams & tiled home-fronts. For two nights we’ll be wooed by fresh seafood & dreamy sunsets by Lisbon’s Golden Gate. (B,D)(B) • Visit the Belem District with famous sites

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US$3255

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Please note: Days 1 & 15 have been designed to allow you to stary & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start May05 May12 May26 Jun 02

DAY 15ÌMADRID With far too many tapas tucked under our belts, we’ll say goodbye to our newly beloved travel pals. Our trip will come to an end after breakfast but our love affair with this part of the world never will. (B)

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US$3065

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US$3065

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Rabat Casablanca

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FEZ Atlas Mountains

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US$2500

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US$2300

End Nov 23 Dec 07

Start Dec 26 2020 Jan 02

US$2415

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2019

Start Oct 26

2019

2019

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End Jan 20 Feb 29 Apr 04

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. (either twin or triple-share). BBMP - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$1030. WWMP - Winter 2019/20 Single room supplement of US$845. Trip starts 6:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185. Note: What’s better than new friends? More new friends! This trip joins up with travelers from our epic Iberian Peninsula & Morocco trip so prepare for even more fun times.

#SPAINMOROCCOPORTUGAL

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#IBERIAANDMOROCCO

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ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, Local Guide in Morocco, air-conditioned coach with charging points and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our Locally Guided Tour in Madrid • Guided local tour & visit the Bahia Palace in Marrakech

4.7 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Valley of the Fallen, Madrid F Bike Tour, Barcelona F Guided Tour to Sintra & Cascais

SEVILLE, SPAIN

FEZ, MOROCCO @_stephanierupa

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO @marky99mark

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The one that goes in-depth in the cultures of Spain, Portugal & Morocco

DAYS 1Ì- 2ÌMADRID Packed with both traditional charm & a modern vibrancy, two nights roaming Madrid's diverse neighbourhoods & lively plazas will have us hooked. (D)(B) • Tour the Royal Palace with a Local Guide (this tour may be substituted with a tour of the Prado) F Valley of the Fallen DAY 3ÌBILBAO Today we'll take the slow track to Bilbao so we can take in Segovia. Later in Bilbao, Spain's emerging hub of culture & cool, you'll have time to head to the iconic Guggenheim Art Museum. (B,D) DAY 4ÌPAMPLONA After lounging around in San Sebastian taking sea dips & eating pinxtos, we'll slide our Spanish selves along to Pamplona. Here we'll soak up a city famed for its San Fermin festival & the immortal words of Ernest Hemingway. (B) F Toros y Tapas DAYS 5Ì- 6 Ì BARCELONA Roaming beachside Barcelona will call for many sangrias – just to cool down, of course – & a churro or 12 for more energy. (B,D)(B) • See Gaudi's Sagrada Familia & the 1992  Olympic Games complex • Walking Tour through the Gothic Quarter

F Flamenco Show with Dinner F Barcelona Bike Ride DAYS 7Ì- 8ÌIBIZA Switching from ancient streets to strobe lights, we'll board a flight for the world's party capital, Ibiza. (D)(B)(D)(B) • Visit Ibiza's town & beaches DAYS 9Ì- 10Ì GRANADA This morning we'll board a fast ferry back to the Spanish mainland. A fabled palace, atmospheric streets & tapas aplenty will keep us entertained in this old-school city. (B)(B,D) • Locally Guided Tour of the Alhambra (this tour could be substituted with a tour of the Alcaza of Seville) F Tour of Albaicin & Royal Chapel DAYS 11Ì- 12ÌFEZ We'll travel across the Strait of Gibraltar, past the Rif Mountains & onto Fez. Here we'll explore the bustling Medina, see the Royal Palace, & haggle like pros for handmade carpets. (B,D)(B) • Scenic drive past Marbella, Malaga & the Rif Mountains • Locally Guided Tour, see the Royal Palace, the Medina & visit the cooperative of handmade carpets F Welcome to Morocco Dinner & Show DAYS 13Ì- 14Ì MARRAKECH We say farewell to Fez & her

F Lisbon like a Local Dinner F Guided Tour of Sintra & Cascais

many traditions & head to perhaps the most famous city in the country - Marrakech. Soak up the souks, see Koutoubia Mosque & sift through kilos of delicate silver jewels. (B,D)(B) • Visit the Bahia Palace, visit a Berber pharmacy & see Koutoubia Mosque • See bustling Jamaa el Fna Square F Marrakech by night

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

DAY 20ÌMADRID Leaving the tiled town behind, we'll take a border hop back to Spain. Later we'll arrive in the capital of Spain where we'll have one final fiesta together to toast a great trip. (B) F Traditional Madridlenos Dinner

DAY 15ÌASSILAH Cruise through Casablanca seeing the seaside Hassan II's Mosque & visiting the capital of Rabat. After Hassan Tower & King's Palace, we'll have time to chill in Assilah. (B,D)

DAY 21ÌEND MADRID With far too many tapas tucked under our belts, we'll say goodbye to our newly beloved Contiki fam. Our trip will come to an end after breakfast, but our love affair with this part of the world never will. (B)

DAYS 16Ì- 17ÌSEVILLE Waving goodbye to Africa we'll wind our way north in search of Seville. 13th Century architecture & one of the world's biggest cathedrals will fill our time. (B,D)(B) F Eat with Seville F Gibraltar Rock Tour

BILBAO

DAYS 18Ì- 19 LISBON Arriving in Portugal's capital we'll be mesmerized by this laid-back city of wooden trams & tiled home-fronts. For two nights we'll be wooed by fresh seafood & dreamy sunsets by Lisbon's Golden Gate. (B,D)(B) • Visit the Belem District with famous sites including. the Discoveries Monument, Belem Tower & the Jeronimos Monastery • See the Castelo de Sao Jorge, the Praca do Comercio & Rossio & Praca da Figueria

Zaragoza

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2

2

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IBIZA

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2

2

GRANADA

Sierra Nevada Mountains

Places visited

ASSILAH

Start/end city

BARCELONA

MADRID 3

Algeciras Gibraltar

Tangier

Nightstops

PAMPLONA

Segovia

Tarifa

1

Pyrenees Mountains

1

END 8AM MADRID

Please note: Days 1 & 21 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

San Sebastian

1

Rabat Casablanca

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

1 2

FEZ

Atlas Mountains

MOROCCO

2

MARRAKECH

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$4480

Start Jun 10

End Jun 30

US$4520

Start Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 01

US$4655

End Start Jul 07 Jul 08 Jul 14 Jul 13 Jul 21 Jul 15

End Jul 28 Aug 02 Aug 04

US$4655

Start Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 12

End Aug 11 Aug 18 Sep 01

2019

End Jun 09 Jun 16 Jun 23

2019

Start May20 May27 Jun 03

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:IBPMO | START MADRID & FINISH MADRID

US$4655

Start Aug 26 Sep 02 Sep 09

US$4325

End Start Sep 15 Sep 16 Sep 22 Sep 23 Sep 29

End Oct 06 Oct 13

US$4325

US$3500

Start Nov 04 Nov 18

US$3035

End Nov 23 Dec 07

Start Dec 21 Dec 28

US$3185

End Start Jan 09 2020 Jan 16 Jan 01

US$3185

End Jan 20

2020

End Nov 09

2019

Start Oct 21

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WIBP | START MADRID & FINISH MADRID Start Feb 10 Mar 16

End Feb 29 Apr 04

US$2770

The above prices are accurate as of September 6th, 2018 & include internal airfares. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/iberianpeninsula-morocco. Included flights: Prices above include the land trip & internal flight as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the trip start & end cities. Please see ‘Included flights’ on p.185 for important info. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. (either twin or triple-share). IBPMO - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$1560. WIBP - Winter 2019/20 Single room supplement of US$1115. Trip starts 6:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. For more ways to save see p.31. Winter dates feature a slightly modified 20 day itinerary, 1 night in Valencia instead of 2 nights in Ibiza & 3 less (D). For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185. Note: This trip breaks into smaller trips so you’ll have plenty of new friends joining along the way.

#IBERIAANDMOROCCO

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4 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

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3.7 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, Local Guide in Morocco, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

• Guided Local Tour of the Medina of Fez • Guided Local Tour of Marrakech & visit the Bahia Palace

Got a taste for what Africa has to offer? Check out our other regions of trips to Africa on p.172

F Welcome to Morocco Dinner & Show, Fez F Marrakech by Night

The one that explores Moroccos' famous souks, mosques & scenery over 5 days START 8PM FEZ

DAYS 1Ì- 2ÌFEZ The team will meet up tonight after you've checked in & got acquainted with the hotel. Here in this spellbinding city of Morocco we'll step back to remnants of 9th Century North Africa, exploring the bustling Medina, visiting the Royal Palace, & haggling for handmade crafts. (D)(B) • Locally Guided Tour, see the Royal Palace, the Medina & visit the cooperative of handmade carpets F Welcome to Morocco Dinner & Show

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

DAYS 3Ì- 4Ì MARRAKECH We say farewell to Fez & her many traditions & head to perhaps the most famous city in the county

FEZ, MOROCCO

- Marrakech. Here you'll be free to soak up the souks, see Koutoubia Mosque & sift through kilos of delicate silver jewels. Conclude it all with a hammam ritual for ultimate travel bliss. (B,D)(B) • Visit the Bahia Palace, visit a Berber pharmacy & see Koutoubia Mosque • See bustling Jamaa el-Fna Square F Marrakech by Night DAY 5ÌMARRAKECH Feeling well & truly hooked by the beauty & mayhem of all things Morocco, we'll say our sad goodbyes to both our travel pals & the ancient beauty of Marrakech. (B) END 8AM MARRAKECH

Please note: Days 1 & 5 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO @tegan__s START

2

FEZ Atlas Mountains

MOROCCO

END

2

MARRAKECH

1

Nightstops

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$939

End Jun 17 Jun 24

US$939

Start Jun 27 Jul 04 Jul 11 Jul 18

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

US$990

01 08 15 22

Start Jul 23 Jul 25 Aug 01 Aug 08

End Jul 27 Jul 29 Aug 05 Aug 12

US$990

Start Aug 22

US$935

End Aug 26

2019

End Start May13 Jun 13 May20 Jun 20 Jun 03 Jun 10

2019

Start May09 May16 May30 Jun 06

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBMO | START FEZ & FINISH MARRAKECH Start Sep 05 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26

US$929

End Sep Sep Sep Sep

Start 09 Oct 03 16 23 30

End Oct 07

US$929

US$800

Start Nov 13 Nov 27

US$780

End Nov 17 Dec 01

Start Dec 30 2020 Jan 06

US$820

End Jan 03 Jan 10

2020

End Nov 03

2019

Start Oct 30

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WWMO | START FEZ & FINISH MARRAKECH Start Jan 10 Feb 19 Mar 25

End Jan 14 Feb 23 Mar 29

US$710

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. (either twin or triple-share). BBMO - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$300. WWMO - Winter 2019/20 Single room supplement of US$285. Trip starts 8:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture. Some travelers will be continuing their Contiki journey on the Spain, Morocco & Portugal trip & Iberian Peninsula & Morocco trip. Why not join them if you have the time. See p.117 & p.118. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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DAYS

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US$1389 US$174 *

PER DAY

COUNTRY

7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

15 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D)

ESSENTIALS Transfer from airport to hotel on arrival. See p.185 for more info on our essentials

4.7 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

F Visit the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam, Aswan F Visit the Temple of Horus, Edfu F Cruise, Red Sea

• Locally guided tours of the Egyptian Museum & the Pyramids of Giza • Tour the Valley of the Kings with a local Egyptian expert

The one that brings you face-to-face with Pharaohs & world wonders in enigmatic Egypt GIZA, EGYPT

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

CAIRO Giza Sakkara

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RED SEA

Kom Ombo

Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

ASWAN

LAKE NASSER

Start/end city

THE NILE CRUISE

START 7PM CAIRO

DAY 1 CAIRO Arriving in exotic Egypt, you'll check in to your hotel before the team unites & the sensory adventure begins. DAY 2ÌCAIRO OVERNIGHT TRAIN In this sand covered city of Cairo we'll whirl through the markets & masses of inhabitants before greeting the Great Pyramids & Sphinx with absolute awe. By evening we'll go local & board an overnight train to Aswan. (B,D)

DAY 4Ì NILE CRUISE - EDFU Passing the Arabian Desert & palm trees aplenty, we'll stop in Kom Ombo to greet the God of Crocodiles & marvel at the symmetry of the village. Back on the boat we'll be able to swim & soak up sun before docking for a night in Edfu. (B,L,D) F Visit Kom Ombo, the Temple of Two Gods

• Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo DAY 3ÌNILE CRUISE - ASWAN Emerging from our overnight train ride, we'll find ourselves in laid back Aswan. Jumping into relaxation mode, we'll sail on a felucca & soak up the exoticism & history of the region. Later, we'll settle in to our first of 3 nights on a luxurious cruise of the River Nile. (B,L,D) • Visit the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam

DAY 5ÌNILE CRUISE - LUXOR Continuing our float along the River Nile, we'll take in dramatic landscapes,

palm trees, & small African villages. Later, we'll arrive in temple-clad Luxor, where epic monuments & royal history are the talk of the town. (B,L,D) F Visit Abu Simbel's Temple of Ramses II DAY 6ÌHURGHADA Once we've admired some ancient royal tombs, we'll amble along & find ourselves in an oasis by the Red Sea. Here in the vacation town of Hurghada we'll snorkel in salt water lapping in from the Indian ocean, & laze under umbrellas as we watch the

Cruise the Nile in style. With luxury cabins, private showers, WC, TVs & air-condition. The ship features a pool, sun deck, loungers, bars & party areas. sun go down. (B,D) • See the Colossos of Memnon F Guided visit of the Temple of Karnak

DAY 8ÌCAIRO Attempting some Arabic phrases, we'll say our goodbyes this morning in Cairo when our trip comes to an end. (B)

DAY 7ÌCAIRO After a day swimming among the coral reefs & white sands of the Red Sea, we'll journey back to Cairo for one last night of magic in the capital. (B) F Red Sea Cruise

END 8AM CAIRO

Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$1649

End May18

US$1695

Start May25 Jun 08

End Jun 01 Jun 15

US$1735

Start Jun 22 Jul 06 Jul 20

End Start Jun 29 Aug 03 Jul 13 Aug 17 Jul 27

US$1775

End Aug 10 Aug 24

US$1775

2019

Start May11

2019

End Apr 20 May04

2019

Start Apr 13 Apr 27

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBEG | START CAIRO & FINISH CAIRO Start Aug 31 Sep 14 Sep 28

End Sep 07 Sep 21 Oct 05

US$1735

US$1585

Start Nov 02 Nov 16 Nov 30

US$1560

End Nov 09 Nov 23 Dec 07

Start Dec 21 Dec 28

US$1610

End Dec 28 Jan 04

2020

End Oct 26

2019

Start Oct 19

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WTEG | START CAIRO & FINISH CAIRO Start 2020 Jan 11 Jan 25

US$1389

End

Start Feb 08 Jan 18 Feb 22 Feb 01 Mar 07

End Feb 15 Feb 29 Mar 14

US$1389

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost.. BBEG - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$500. WTEG - Winter 2019/20 Single room supplement of US$565. Note: Single room supplement does not apply to night 2. Overnight train cabins are twin-share only. Trip starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am in Cairo. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/ staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185. For details of winter trips between Oct 2018 - Mar 2019, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

#CONTIKIEGYPT

3 nights in hotels, 1 night twin-berth sleep couchette train (Cairo to Aswan), 3 night Nile Cruise

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7

DAYS

US$2859 US$191

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COUNTRIES

18 INCLUDED MEALS

13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation & 1 night on board a ferry

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*

14 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

ESSENTIALS

14 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

NEW & IMPROVED

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

• Special access Rome driving tour • Florence locally guided tour • See the UNESCO listed Kotor Bay, Montenegro • Entry into Plitvice Lakes

4.6 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Tuscan Evening, Florence F Gondola Ride, Venice F Captain’s Cruise, Corfu

Why not add Greek Island Hopping p.108 to your trip and say Yassou to the Greek Isles plus save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

The one that combines the magic of the Mediterranean with the allure of the Balkans • See the castle & old town F Postojna Caves F Slovenian Folklore Evening

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

DAY 6Ì PLITVICE LAKES The cascading teal forest pools of Plitvice Lakes will serve as our introduction to the magic of Croatia. We'll walk wooden footbridges & marvel at wildlife in this UNESCO playground of natural beauty. (B,D) • Entry into Plitvice Lakes National Park DAY 7ÌSPLIT This morning we'll leave the lakes & hit the harbourside, journeying to the cobblestone city of Split. With a lively waterfront & unmistakable nautical theme, we'll slip into Croatian life quite easily. (B) • See Diocletians Palace F Let's Split Dinner START 4PM ROME

SLOVENIA

Postojna Cave

VENICE

DAYS 1Ì- 2ÌROME Today you'll check-in to your hotel before the team unites in the afternoon. Putting no delay on the cultural immersion, we'll hit the streets for some sightseeing, with the Trevi Fountain & Colosseum being just two highlights on the list. Vespas, pasta & many espressos; we won't miss a bit. (D)(B) F Emperors & Gladiators including Colosseum

1

1

LJUBLJANA CROATIA

PLITVICE 1

FLORENCE

SPLIT

3

1

BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

1

ITALY

ROME

1

DUBROVNIK

ADRIATIC MONTENEGRO SEA Kotor Bay

TIRANA

Mt Vesuvius Pompeii

1

1

Bari

SALERNO

ALBANIA

1

2

DAY 3ÌFLORENCE With the call of the Tuscan sun, we'll float through vineyard-clad Umbria en route to the city of Florence. Here we'll take in the masterpieces of Michelangelo's home, shop along Ponte Vecchio & learn a thing or two about the locals' love of leather. (B)

GREECE

CORFU Places visited 1

IONIAN SEA

Nightstops Start/end city

HOW MUCH & WHEN

• Locally guided walking tour of Florence F Tuscan Evening DAY 4ÌVENICE Out of Florence, we'll roll in search of the ‘The Floating City'. Here we'll spend the day ogling over picturesque canals & art-filled palazzi, with a private boat ride to the islands topping it all off. (B) • Private boat through the canals of Venice F Tastes of Venice F Gondola Ride DAY 5ÌLJUBLJANA A city well known for its university vibes, Ljubljana sure knows how to have fun. Here in Slovenia's capital we'll meander through vibrant streets, checking off monuments & exploring the old town for hours. (B)

DAY 8ÌDUBROVNIK After whizzing along the Dalmatian coastline, we'll make our way to the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. A UNESCO World Heritage site of mega clubs & seafood restaurants, we'll lose sense of time playing in this wonderland. (B) • Locally guided walking tour of Dubrovnik F Dinner Cruise DAY 9ÌTIRANA Traveling through tiny Montenegro we'll land in Albania's buzzing capital. With colourful buildings, cool cafes & a post-communism mood of rebirth, Tirana will surprise & delight. (B,D) DAYS 10 - 11ÌCORFU Two nights on the Greek

Island of Corfu will see spirits at an all time high. With water sports, succulent seafood, & nightlife abounding, what more could we travelers ask for? (B,D)(B) F Ionian dinner experience F Captain's Cruise DAY 12Ì OVERNIGHT FERRY After another full day of lazing island side, we'll be setting off for Italy. Spending the night being lulled by the roll of the ocean, our ferry will cruise through the night arriving by morning in the seaside town of Bari. (B) DAY 13ÌSALERNO Heading to Salerno with the chance to visit the postcard cliffs of Amalfi & the Amalfi Coast, you may end this day saying we saved the best ‘til last. (B) F Andiamo Amalfi DAY 14ÌROME Today we head north to Rome after a visit to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. (B) • See Mt. Vesuvius • Guided Tour of Pompeii F Dinner La Dolce Vita DAY 15ÌDEPART ROME Bursting with appreciation for the remarkable Adriatic region, we'll drink our final espressos & say our farewells - the trip will have come to an end. (B) END 8AM ROME

Please note - Days 1 & 15 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

US$2859

End Jun 08 Jun 22

Start Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 06

US$2985

End Start Jul 06 Jul 13 Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 20 Jul 27

US$2985

End Jul 27 Aug 03 Aug 10

Start Aug 03 Aug 10 Aug 17

US$2985

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2019

Start May25 Jun 08

2019

2019

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End Sep 14 Sep 28

US$2859

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost.. Single room supplement of US$960 on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. Note: This trip breaks into smaller trips so you’ll have plenty of new friends joining along the way. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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COUNTRIES

15 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

18 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

14 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

4.6 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Guided tour of Dubrovnik’s old town • Private boat through canals of Venice • Entry to Plitvice Lakes

F Gondola Ride, Venice F Captain’s Cruise, Corfu F Postojna Cave, Ljubljana

F Tastes of Venice F Gondola Ride

DAY 15ÌSPLIT This morning we'll leave the lakes & hit the harbourside, journeying to the cobblestoned city of Split. With a lively waterfront & unmistakable nautical theme, we'll slip into Croatian life quite easily. (B) F Let's Split Dinner

The one that takes you on a sun-soaked cultural journey from Croatia to Italy DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

DAY 13ÌLJUBLJANA A city well known for its university vibes, Ljubljana sure knows how to have fun. Here in Slovenia's capital we'll meander through vibrant streets, checking off monuments & exploring the old town for hours. (B) • See the castle & old town F Postojna Caves F Slovenian Folklore Evening

DAY 16ÌSPLIT Bursting with appreciation for the remarkable Adriatic region, we'll say our sad farewells - the trip will have come to a tear-jerking end. (B)

DAY 14Ì PLITVICE LAKES The cascading teal forest pools of Plitvice Lakes will re-introduce us to the magic of Croatia. We'll walk wooden footbridges & marvel at wildlife in this UNESCO playground of natural beauty. (B,D) • Entry into Plitvice Lakes National Park START 8AM DAY 2 SPLIT

DAY 1: ARRIVE SPLIT Check in to your hotel & head out to explore. DAY 2ÌSPLIT TO DUBROVNIK The team will unite in Split today before taking to the Dalmatian coastline towards Dubrovnik. Arriving in the ancient walled city we'll find a UNESCO World Heritage site of mega clubs & seafood restaurants, with a renowned Hollywood reputation. • Locally guided walking tour of Dubrovnik F Dubrovnik Dinner Cruise DAY 3ÌTIRANA Traveling along the Adriatic Coast we'll land in Albania's buzzing capital. With colourful buildings, cool

cafes & a post-communism mood of re-birth, Tirana will surprise & delight. (B,D)

DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌCORFU Two nights on the Greek island of Corfu will see spirits at an all time high. With water sports, succulent seafood & nightlife abounding, what more could we travelers ask for? (B,D)(B) F Ionian dinner experience F Captain's Cruise DAY 6Ì OVERNIGHT FERRY After another full day of lazing island side, we'll be setting off for Italy. Spending the night being lulled by the roll of the ocean, our ferry will cruise through the night arriving by morning into the town of Bari. (B)

DAY 7ÌSALERNO Waking up on Italian soil we'll motor along from Bari to the seasie city of Salerno, where we'll have the chance to visit the postcard cliffs of Amalfi & the Amalfi Coast. (B) F Andiamo Amalfi DAYS 8Ì- 10ÌROME Today we head north to Rome after a visit to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita' of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome's glory on an optional tour of the Colosseum. (B)(B,D)(B) • See Mt. Vesuvius • Guided Tour of Pompeii F Emperors & Gladiators including Colosseum F Dinner La Dolce Vita

DAY 11ÌFLORENCE With the call of the Tuscan sun, we'll float through vineyard-clad Umbria en route to the city of Florence. Here we'll take in the masterpieces of Michelangelo's home, shop along Ponte Vecchio, & drink up the hidden nooks that surround the Duomo Cathedral. (B) • Locally guided walking tour of Florence F Tuscan Evening DAY 12ÌVENICE Out of Florence we'll roll in search of the ‘The Floating City'. Here we'll spend the day ogling over picturesque canals & art-filled palazzi, eating gelato & pizza to top it all off. (B) • Private boat through the canals of Venice

END 8AM SPLIT

Please note: Day 16 has been designed to allow you finish the trip without needing an extra nights accommodation.

SLOVENIA

1 LJUBLJANA CROATIA 1 Postojna

VENICE

Cave

1

PLITVICE FLORENCE

1

2

ITALY

ROME

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3

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SALERNO

1

SPLIT

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Kotor Bay

1 Bari

1

TIRANA

ALBANIA

CORFU

GREECE

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IONIAN SEA

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2879

Start Jun 14 Jun 28 Jul 05

US$3015

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US$3015

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US$3015

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Start Aug 23

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2019

End Jun 15

2019

Start May31

2019

2019

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End Sep 21

US$3015

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$1000 on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 8:00am on Day 2 in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. Note: This trip breaks into smaller trips so you’ll have plenty of new friends joining along the way. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#ADRIATICUNEARTHED

14 nights in twin or triple-share hotel accommodation, 1 night on board a ferry

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ADRIATIC HORIZONS 8

3

DAYS

US$1635 US$205

*

PER DAY

9 INCLUDED MEALS

7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

GOT MORE TIME?

FROM

*

COUNTRIES

7 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

#ADRIATICHORIZONS

FROM

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

ESSENTIALS

7 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

• Florence walking tour • Special access Rome walking tour • Private boat through canals of Venice • Entry to Plitvice Lakes

3.9 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Postojna Cave, Ljubljana F Gondola Ride, Venice F Slovenian Folklore Evening

Want to see even more of Croatia? Add on the Croatia Island Escape p.150 and save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

The one that sees you walk the footsteps of Romans on an 8 day adventure START 4PM ROME

DAYS 1Ì- 2ÌROME Today you'll check-in to your hotel before the team unites in the afternoon. Here in Rome we'll put no delay on the cultural immersion, hitting the streets for some sightseeing with the Trevi Fountain & Colosseum being just two highlights on the list. Vespas, pasta & many espressos; we won't miss a bit. (D)(B) F Emperors & Gladiators including Colosseum

Caption

VENICE

SLOVENIA

VENICE

1

Postojna Cave

1

LJUBLJANA CROATIA

ITALY

1

FLORENCE

PLITVICE END

1 1

SPLIT

DAY 3ÌFLORENCE With the call of the Tuscan sun, we'll float through vineyard-clad Umbria en route to the city of Florence. Here we'll take in the masterpieces of Michelangelo's home, shop along Ponte Vecchio & drink up the hidden nooks that surround the Duomo Cathedral. (B) • Locally guided walking tour of Florence F Tuscan Evening DAY 4ÌVENICE Out of Florence we'll roll in search of the ‘The Floating City'. Here we'll spend the day ogling over picturesque canals & art-filled palazzi, eating gelato & pizza to top it all off. (B)

ADRIATIC SEA START

ROME

2

DAY 5ÌLJUBLJANA A city well known for its university vibes, Ljubljana sure knows how to have fun. Here in Slovenia's capital we'll meander through vibrant streets, checking off monuments & exploring the old town for hours. (B) F Postojna Caves F Slovenian Folklore Evening DAY 6ÌPLITVICE LAKES The cascading teal forest pools of Plitvice Lakes will serve as our introduction to the magic of Croatia. We'll walk wooden footbridges & marvel at wildlife in this UNESCO playground of natural beauty. (B,D) • Entry into Plitvice Lakes National Park DAY 7ÌSPLIT This morning we'll leave the lakes & hit the harbourside, journeying to the cobblestoned city of Split. With a lively waterfront & unmistakable nautical theme, we'll slip into Croatian life quite easily. (B) • See Diocletians Palace F Let's Split Dinner DAY 8ÌSPLIT Bursting with appreciation for the remarkable Adriatic region, we'll drink our final drinks & say our farewells the trip will have come to an end. (B) END 8AM SPLIT

Places visited 1

• Private boat through the canals of Venice F Tastes of Venice F Gondola Ride

Nightstops

ROME

Please Note: Day 1 has been designed to allow you to start the trip without needing an extra nights accommodation.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$1635

End Jun 01 Jun 15

Start Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 06

US$1705

End Start Jun 29 Jul 13 Jul 06 Jul 20 Jul 13 Jul 27

US$1705

End Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 03

Start Aug 03 Aug 10 Aug 17

US$1705

End Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24

2019

Start May25 Jun 08

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBAH | START ROME & FINISH SPLIT Start Aug 31 Sep 14

End Sep 07 Sep 21

US$1640

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost.. Single room supplement of US$555 on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture. Some travelers will be continuing their Contiki journey on the Adriatic Unearthed (start Rome) trip. Why not join them if you have the time. See p.122. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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6

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US$195

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PER DAY

COUNTRIES

8 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

ESSENTIALS

7 breakfast (B) 2 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

• Guided tour of Dubrovnik’s old town • See the UNESCO listed Kotor Bay • See Mt Vesuvius

F Captain’s Cruise, Corfu F Ionian Dinner Experience, Corfu F Andiamo Amalfi, Amalfi

The one that does 6 Adriatic countries in 9 sun-soaked days, from Split to Rome through the night arriving by morning into the town of Bari. (B)

SPLIT, CROATIA @MayaNaidu

DAY 7ÌSALERNO Waking up on Italian soil we'll motor along from Bari to the seaside city of Salerno, where we'll have the chance to visit the postcard cliffs of Amalfi & the Amalfi Coast. (B) F Andiamo Amalfi DAY 8ÌROME We'll depart the beautiful Amalfi today & head to the Italian capital for our final night on tour passing ancient Pompeii en route. (B) • Guided tour of Pompeii F Dinner La Dolce Vita

CORFU

farewells - the trip will have come to a tear-jerking end. (B) END 8AM ROME

DAY 9ÌROME Bursting with appreciation for the remarkable Adriatic region, we'll drink our final espressos & say our sad START 8AM SPLIT DAY 2

DAY 1: ARRIVE SPLIT. Check in to your hotel & head out to explore. DAY 2ÌSPLIT TO DUBROVNIK The team will unite in Split today before taking to the Dalmatian coastline towards Dubrovnik. Arriving in the ancient walled city we'll find a UNESCO World Heritage site of mega clubs & seafood restaurants, with a renowned Hollywood reputation. • Locally guided walking tour of Dubrovnik F Dinner Cruise DAY 3ÌTIRANA Traveling along the Adriatic Coast we'll land in Albania's buzzing capital. With colourful buildings, cool

cafes & a post-communism mood of rebirth, Tirana will surprise & delight. (B,D) Places visited

SLOVENIA

DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌCORFU Two nights on the Greek island of Corfu will see spirits at an all time high. With water sports, succulent seafood, & nightlife abounding, what more could we travelers ask for? (B,D)(B) F Captain's Cruise

1

CROATIA

Nightstops

BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA START

SPLIT 2

ITALY

1

DUBROVNIK

ADRIATIC SEA

ROME

DAY 6Ì OVERNIGHT FERRY After another full day of lazing island side, we'll be setting off for Italy. Spending the night being lulled by the roll of the ocean, our ferry will cruise

MONTENEGRO

Kotor Bay

END

1

1

Pompeii

SALERNO

1

TIRANA

1

Mt Vesuvius

Bari

ALBANIA

GREECE

CORFU

HOW MUCH & WHEN

2

IONIAN SEA

US$1749

End Jun 08

Start Jun 14 Jun 28 Jul 05

US$1820

End Start Jun 22 Jul 12 Jul 06 Jul 19 Jul 13 Jul 26

US$1820

End Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 03

Start Aug 02 Aug 09 Aug 16

US$1820

End Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24

2019

Start May31

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBAS | START SPLIT & FINISH ROME Start Aug 23 Sep 06 Sep 20

End Aug 31 Sep 14 Sep 28

US$1750

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$610 on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 8:00am in Split on Day 2 & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture. Some travelers will be continuing their Contiki journey on the 16-day Adriatic Unearthed (start Split) trip. Why not join them if you have time. See p.123. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#ADRIATICSPIRIT

7 nights in twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation, 1 night on board a ferry

9 INCLUDED MEALS

3.8 RATING

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BEST OF BALKANS START SPLIT 15

6

DAYS

US$2365 US$158

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PER DAY

20 INCLUDED MEALS

14 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

GOT MORE TIME?

FROM

*

COUNTRIES

14 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

#BESTOFBALKANS

FROM

ESSENTIALS

14 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D)

4.8 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

Want to see even more of Croatia? Add on the Croatia Island Hopper p.148 and save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

F Dine with the Locals, Sarajevo F Dinner Cruise, Dubrovnik F Let’s Split Dinner, Split

• Locally Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik • Locally Guided walking tour of Sarajevo • Driving city tour of Budapest

The one that will have you utterly bewitched by the Balkans, from Split to Budapest DAY 13ÌZADAR An intoxicating mix of history & contemporary, the untapped Zadar will be waiting to entertain us. Here, watch the famed sunset bring the solar paneled outdoor disco floor of Sun Salutation alive, before kicking on into the evening. (B) F Zadar Bike ride

• See Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion • Locally Guided walking tour • Goulash cooking demonstration & dinner F Danube Dinner Cruise

PLITVICE LAKES, CROATIA

DAY 14ÌSPLIT This morning we'll leave Zadar, journeying back to the cobblestoned city of Split. With a lively waterfront & unmistakable nautical theme, we'll slip into Split's life quite easily. (B) F Let's Split Dinner

DAY 11ÌLJUBLJANA A city well known for its student vibes, Ljubljana sure knows how to have fun. Here in Slovenia's capital we'll meander through vibrant streets, checking off monuments & exploring the old town. (B) F Slovenian Folklore Evening

START 6PM SPLIT

DAY 1ÌSPLIT Today you'll check-in to your hotel before relaxing or exploring during your free day. Later the team will get acquainted by the coast of Croatia, sharing the first of many group dinners. (D) DAYS 2Ì- 3Ì DUBROVNIK After easing along the Dalmatian coastline,

we'll make our way to the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. A UNESCO World Heritage site of secret bars & seafood restaurants, we'll lose sense of time for two nights indulging in this playground. (B)(B) • See Diocletian's Palace • Locally Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik F Dinner Cruise F City Walls Kayaking

DUBROVNIK

HOW MUCH & WHEN

DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌBUDVA After a drive past fjords & through the super-yacht town of Kotor, we'll arrive in Budva. Two nights in Montenegro's seaside beauty will see us being treated to buttered polenta, Adriatic Sea dips & 2500 years of history. (B,D)(B,D) DAYS 6 - 7 SARAJEVO After a stop by the cute bridge town of Mostar, we'll amble on towards Sarajevo. The complexities of the capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina will be uncovered to us by the wisdom of a Local Guide, revealing both war-time stories & modern day delights. (B,D)(B) • Walk across the famous Mostar Bridge • Locally Guided tour of Sarajevo

F War Tunnels F Dine with the Locals DAY 8ÌBELGRADE Often named one of the liveliest cities in Europe, Serbia's capital has shaken off its rugged past save for some socialist relics. We'll find Belgrade's history, nightlife, & creative corners, calling the city home for a night. (B) • See Kalemegdan Fortress & the historic old town

DAY 15ÌSPLIT Bursting with appreciation for the remarkable Balkans, we'll drink our final drinks & say our sad farewells - the trip will have come to a tear-jerking end. (B)

DAY 12Ì PLITVICE LAKES The cascading teal forest pools of the Plitvice Lakes will serve as we arrive back into Croatia. We'll walk wooden footbridges & marvel at wildlife in this UNESCO playground of natural beauty. (B,D) • Entry into Plitvice Lakes National Park

END 8AM SPLIT

Please note: Days 1 & 15 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Places visited 1

Nightstops HUNGARY

Start/end city

BUDAPEST 2

SLOVENIA

LJUBLJANA

1

DAYS 9Ì- 10Ì BUDAPEST After easing out of Serbia we'll arrive in Budapest, the ‘Paris of the East.' From a Royal Palace to a gothic church, we'll bounce across the river split city of hilltop Buda & bustling Pest, being allured by this city for two nights. (B)(B,D)

CROATIA

PLITVICE 1

SPLIT

1

1

BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

ZADAR

2

2

DUBROVNIK

BELGRADE SERBIA

SARAJEVO

Mostar

2

Kotor

MONTENEGRO

2

BUDVA

ADRIATIC SEA

US$2445

US$2580

End Start Jul 06 Jul 13 Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 20 Jul 27

US$2580

End Start Jul 27 Aug 03 Aug 03 Aug 10

US$2580

End Aug 17

Start Aug 10 Aug 17

US$2495

End Aug 24 Aug 31

Start Aug 24

US$2365

End Sep 07

2019

Start Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 06

2019

End Jun 08 Jun 22

2019

Start May25 Jun 08

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBCH | START SPLIT & FINISH SPLIT Start Aug 31 Sep 14

End Sep 14 Sep 28

US$2425

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$840 on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. Note: This trip breaks into smaller trips so you’ll have plenty of new friends joining along the way. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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DAYS

THE DETAILS

FROM

US$2415 US$151 *

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

15 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

20 INCLUDED MEALS

15 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

*

ESSENTIALS

14 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D)

• Locally guided walking tour of Sarajevo • Entry into Plitvice Lakes • Locally guided walking tour of Dubrovnik

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Guided War Tunnels Tour, Sarajevo F Slovenian Folklore Evening, Ljubljana F Dinner Cruise, Budapest

The one that will have you utterly bewitched by the Balkans, from Budapest to Split before kicking on into the evening. (B) F Zadar Bike ride

Caption

DAYS 5Ì- 6ÌSPLIT This morning we'll leave Zadar, journeying to the cobblestoned city of Split. With a lively waterfront & unmistakable nautical theme, we'll slip into life here quite easily. (B)(B,D) • See Diocletians Palace F Let's Split Dinner

MOSTAR, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

START 7:30AM BUDAPEST DAY 2

DAY 1: BUDAPEST Enjoy a free evening to explore this timeless city.

HUNGARY

BUDAPEST 3 SLOVENIA

1

LJUBLJANA CROATIA

PLITVICE 1 ZADAR 1 SPLIT 2

2

BELGRADE

SERBIA

SARAJEVO

2

DUBROVNIK

Mostar

MONTENEGRO

Kotor

2

Places visited 1

1

BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

BUDVA

Nightstops Start/end city

DAY 2ÌBUDAPEST TO LJUBLJANA This morning the team will join forces & head out of Budapest towards Slovenia's capital. Here in Ljubljana we'll meander through vibrant streets, checking off monuments & exploring the old town. A city well known for its student vibes, Ljubljana sure knows how to have fun. • See Ljubljana castle & old town F Slovenian Folklore Evening

DAY 3Ì PLITVICE LAKES The cascading teal forest pools of the Plitvice Lakes will serve as our introduction to the magic of Croatia. We'll walk wooden footbridges & marvel at wildlife in this UNESCO playground of natural beauty. (B,D) • Entry into Plitvice Lakes National Park DAY 4ÌZADAR An intoxicating mix of history & contemporary, the untapped Zadar will be waiting to entertain us. Here, watch the famed sunset bring the solar paneled outdoor disco floor of Sun Salutation alive,

DAYS 7Ì- 8 ÌDUBROVNIK After breezing down the Dalmatian coastline we'll make our way to the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. A UNESCO World Heritage site of secret bars & seafood restaurants, we'll lose sense of time indulging in this playground. (B)(B) F Dinner Cruise F City Walls Kayaking DAYS 9Ì- 10ÌBUDVA After a stop in the superyacht town of Kotor this morning, we'll arrive in breathtaking Budva. Two nights in Montenegro's seaside beauty will see us being treated to buttered polenta, Adriatic Sea dips & 2500 years of history. (B,D)(B,D) • Scenic drive along the most southern fjords of Europe DAY11 -12 SARAJEVO After a stop by the cute bridge town of Mostar we'll continue on towards Sarajevo. The complexities of the capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina will be

uncovered to us by the wisdom of a Local Guide, revealing both war-time stories & modern day delights. (B,D)(B) • See the after effects of the 90's war • Locally guided tour of Sarajevo F War Tunnels Tour F Dine with the Locals DAY 13ÌBELGRADE Often named one of the liveliest cities in Europe, Serbia's capital has shaken off its rugged past save some socialist relics. We'll find Belgrade's history, nightlife, & creative corners, calling the city home for the night. (B) • See Kalemegdan Fortress & the historic old town DAYS 14Ì- 15Ì BUDAPEST After drifting out of Serbia we'll head back to Hungary, arriving in the ‘Paris of the East.' From a Royal Palace to a gothic church, we'll bounce across the river-split city of hilltop Buda & bustling Pest, being allured by this city for 2 nights. (B)(B,D) • Locally guided walking tour • Goulash cooking demonstration & dinner F Dinner Cruise DAY 16ÌBUDAPEST With all the senses well & truly satisfied, it will be time to kiss the Balkans goodbye. Our trip will come to an end after the teary final breakfast as a team. (B) END 8AM BUDAPEST

Please note: Days 1 & 16 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2495

Start Jun 17 Jul 01 Jul 08

US$2635

End Start Jul 02 Jul 15 Jul 16 Jul 22 Jul 23 Jul 29

US$2635

End Start Jul 30 Aug 05 Aug 06 Aug 13

US$2635

End Aug 20

Start Aug 12 Aug 19

US$2545

End Aug 27 Sep 3

2019

End Jun 18

2019

Start Jun 03

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBBB | START BUDAPEST & FINISH BUDAPEST Start Aug 26 Sep 09

End Sep 10 Sep 24

US$2415

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$895 based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in Budapest on Day 2 & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest. Note: This trip breaks into smaller trips so you’ll have plenty of new friends joining along the way. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#BESTOFBALKANS

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

4.8 RATING

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BALKANS DISCOVERY 11

5

DAYS

US$2065 US$188

*

PER DAY

15 INCLUDED MEALS

10 nights in twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

GOT MORE TIME?

FROM

*

COUNTRIES

10 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

#BALKANSDISCOVERY

FROM

ESSENTIALS

10 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

5.0 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

Want to see even more of Croatia? Add on the Croatia Island Escape p.150 and save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

F Danube Dinner Cruise, Budapest F Guided War Tunnels Tour, Sarajevo

• Locally Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik • See the sights on a Locally Guided walking tour of Sarajevo

The one that gives you the best of the Dalmatian Coastline, from Split to Budapest DUBROVNIK, CROATIA END

BUDAPEST

2

HUNGARY

CROATIA

BELGRADE START

1

1

BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

SPLIT

DUBROVNIK

2

ADRIATIC SEA

SARAJEVO

2

Mostar

SERBIA

MONTENEGRO

Kotor

2

BUDVA

Places visited 1

• See the after-effects of the 90's war F Dine with the Locals F War Tunnels Tour

nights in Montenegro's seaside beauty will see us being treated to buttered polenta, Adriatic Sea dips & 2500 years of history. (B,D)(B,D) • Scenic drive along the southernmost fjords of Europe

BUDAPEST, @lozzymiles

START 6PM SPLIT

DAY 1ÌSPLIT Today you'll check in to your hotel room before relaxing or exploring during the day. Later the team will get acquainted by the coast of Croatia, sharing the first of many group dinners. (D)

DAYS 2Ì- 3Ì DUBROVNIK After easing along the Dalmatian coastline, we'll make our way to the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. A UNESCO World Heritage site of secret bars & seafood restaurants, we'll lose sense of time for two nights indulging in this playground. (B)(B)

• See Diocletian's Palace F City Walls Kayaking F Dinner Cruise DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌBUDVA After a stop in the superyacht town of Kotor this morning, we'll arrive in breathtaking Budva. Two

Nightstops

DAYS 6Ì- 7Ì SARAJEVO After a stop by the cute bridge town of Mostar we'll amble on towards Sarajevo. The complexities of the capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina will be uncovered to us by the wisdom of a Local Guide, revealing both war-time stories & modern day delights. (B,D)(B) • Locally Guided tour of Sarajevo

DAY 8ÌBELGRADE Often named one of the liveliest cities in Europe, Serbia's capital has shaken off its rugged past, save for some socialist relics. We'll find Belgrade's history, nightlife, & creative corners, calling the city home for the night. (B) • See Kalemegdan Fortress & the historic old town DAYS 9Ì- 10Ì BUDAPEST After drifting out of Serbia we'll move on to Hungary, arriving in the ‘Paris of the East.' From a Royal Palace to

a gothic church, we'll bounce across the river-split city of hilltop Buda & bustling Pest, being allured by this city for 2 nights. (B)(B,D) • Locally Guided walking tour • Goulash cooking demonstration & dinner F Dinner Cruise DAY 11ÌEND BUDAPEST With all the senses well & truly satisfied, it will be time to kiss the Balkans goodbye. Our trip will come to an end after a teary final breakfast as a team. (B) END 8AM BUDAPEST

Please note: Days 1 & 11 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2125

US$2215

End Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16

Start Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 27

US$2215

End Start Jul 23 Aug 3 Jul 30 Aug 6

US$2215

End Aug 13

Start Aug 10 Aug 17

US$2135

End Aug 20 Aug 27

Start Aug 24

US$2065

End Sep 3

2019

Start Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 6

2019

End Jun 4 Jun 18

2019

Start May25 Jun 8

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBCB | START SPLIT & FINISH BUDAPEST Start Aug 31 Sep 14

End Sep 10 Sep 24

US$2125

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$750 based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture. Some travelers will be continuing their Contiki journey on the Best of Balkans (start Split) trips. Why not join them if you have the time. See p.126. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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THE DETAILS

6

3

DAYS

FROM

US$845

US$141

*

*

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

5 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

5 INCLUDED MEALS

5 nights in twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

ESSENTIALS

4 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

4.5 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Walking tour of Ljubljana • Entry into Plitvice Lakes National Park • Slovenian Folklore Evening

F Let’s Split Dinner, Split F Slovenian Folklore Dinner, Ljubljana F Bike Ride, Zadar

The one that keeps it short & sweet visiting the best of Balkans PLITVICE LAKES, CROATIA

SPLIT, CROATIA

START 7:30AM BUDAPEST DAY 2

DAY 1: BUDAPEST Take your time today to explore this magnificent city at your leisure. DAY 2ÌBUDAPEST TO LJUBLJANA A city well known for its student vibes, Ljubljana sure knows how to have fun. Here in Slovenia's capital we'll meander through vibrant streets, checking off monuments & exploring the old town for hours. F Slovenian Folklore Evening DAY 3ÌPLITVICE LAKES The cascading teal forest pools of Plitvice Lakes will

cobblestoned city of Split. With a lively waterfront & unmistakable nautical theme, we'll slip into life here quite easily. (B) F Let's Split Dinner

serve as our introduction to the magic of Croatia. We'll walk wooden footbridges & marvel at wildlife in this UNESCO playground of natural beauty. (B,D) • Entry into Plitvice Lakes National Park

Please note: Day 6 has been designed to allow you to finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

START

1

DAY 6ÌSPLIT With our hankering for the Balkans more than satisfied, it will be time to wave the Contiki crew goodbye. Our trip will come to an end after one more delectable breakfast. (B)

DAY 4ÌZADAR An intoxicating mix of history & contemporary, the untapped Zadar will be waiting to entertain us. Here, watch the famed sunset bring the solar paneled outdoor disco floor of San Salutation alive, before kicking on into the evening. (B) F Zadar Bike ride

HUNGARY SLOVENIA

LJUBLJANA

1 CROATIA

END 8AM SPLIT 1 SPLIT, CROATIA

BUDAPEST

PLITVICE

ADRIATIC SEA

ZADAR

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1

Nightstops

SPLIT

DAY 5ÌSPLIT This morning we'll leave Zadar, journeying to the

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$845

US$860

End Jun 22

Start Jul 01 Jul 08 Jul 15

US$870

End Start Jul 06 Jul 22 Jul 13 Jul 29 Jul 20 Aug 05

US$870

End Start Jul 27 Aug 12 Aug 03 Aug 10

US$870

End Aug 17

Start Aug 19 Aug 26

US$855

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2019

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2019

End Jun 08

2019

Start Jun 03

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBBC | START BUDAPEST & FINISH SPLIT Start Sep 02 Sep 09 Sep 23

End Sep 07 Sep 14 Sep 28

US$845

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$305 based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in Budapest on Day 2 & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture. Some travelers will be continuing their Contiki journey on the Best of Balkans (start Budapest) trip. Why not join them if you have the time. See p.127. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#MINIBALKANS

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

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CONTIKI.COM/GREECE

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

SPOTLIGHT ON GREECE 4

1

DAYS

US$885

*

COUNTRY

3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

5 INCLUDED MEALS

3 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

#SPOTLIGHTGREECE

FROM

US$222

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS

3 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach

GOT MORE TIME?

FROM

Want to see even more of Europe? Add on Road to Athens p.42 and save up to 5% on selected departures.

4.3 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Locally guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis • Guided walking tour of Mycenae & the Palace of Agamemnon

F A Traditional Affair, Athens

The one that gives you 4 days to explore 4 world heritage sites in idyllic Greece ATHENS, GREECE @Taylor.parkes

AEGEAN SEA GREECE

DELPHI 1

ATHENS 1

Corinth Mycenae

1

OLYMPIA Places visited 1

Nightstops Start/end city

START 6PM ATHENS

DAY 1ÌATHENS Channeling our inner Grecian god, we'll arrive in Athens ready to soak up all things Greek; souvlaki & anise flavored aperitifs in particular. Uniting with the crew after checking in to your hotel, the adventure will begin. F A traditional Athens affair

DAY 2ÌOLYMPIA Dancing through history & ancient architecture, we'll take on the gritty urban soul of Athens before breezing across the historic Peloponnese region en route to Olympia. (B,D) • See the impressive Corinth Canal • See the Acronauplia citadel at Nafplio

DAY 3ÌDELPHI Once we've ogled at the site of the very first Olympic Games, we'll cross the Corinthian Gulf & arrive in Delphi. Here we'll take in what was once the centre of the ancient Greek universe, attempting to fathom the magnitude of its history. (B,D) • Guided tour of Olympia including the Olympic

Stadium & Temples of Hera & Zeus DAY 4ÌATHENS After sweeping in the history of Delphi one last time, we'll return to Athens where our trip ends in the afternoon. Four days deep, you may even be speaking a little Greek by this point. (B) • Guided tour of Delphi site & museum END 6PM ATHENS

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

CORINTH CANAL

ATHENS

DELPHI @brookelowater

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$885

US$905

Start May20 Jun 03

US$1030

End May23 Jun 06

Start Jun 17 Jul 01 Jul 15

US$1070

End Start Jun 20 Jul 29 Jul 04 Aug 12 Jul 18

US$1070

End Aug 01 Aug 15

Start Aug 26

US$970

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2019

End May09

2019

Start May06

2019

End May02

2019

Start Apr 29

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBBS | START ATHENS & FINISH ATHENS Start Sep 09 Sep 23 Oct 07

End Sep 12 Sep 26 Oct 10

US$990

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$280 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 6:00pm in Athens. Note: For operational reasons, this trip may run in reverse. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/ staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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1

DAYS

COUNTRY

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FROM

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*

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US$235

US$3745

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20 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

15 nights in hotels

15 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

Ferry crossings (tourist class) & coach transfers. See p.185 for more info on our essentials

ATHENS MYKONOS 3

DAYS 12Ì- 14ÌIOS With a rugged backdrop, the island of Ios is a wild card of all night parties & secluded beaches. (B,D)(B)(B)

DAY 5ÌATHENS Today we'll step back to Athens so we can go a little deeper into this time capsule of life on earth. From ancient relics to modern cafes, we'll absorb this city & all its grilled halloumi to boot. (B)

IOS

3

SANTORINI

DAY 15ÌATHENS After one last day of sunshine & Aegean Sea dips, we'll head back to Athens for our final night. (B)

DAYS 6Ì- 8ÌMYKONOS Windmills, white buildings & iconic sunsets - this paradise will be ours for 3 whole days. (B,D)(B)(B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

3

1

3

Nightstops

DAY 16ÌATHENS

END 10AM ATHENS

End Sep 10

US$3500

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End Jul 3

US$3985

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B

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US$3820

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End Jul 30

US$3910

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End Aug 14

2019

Start Jun 17 C

2019

End Jun 18

US$3745

2019

Start Jun 3

2019

End Jun 3

US$3665

US$3985

Start Aug 12 B

End Aug 26

US$3820

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$1050 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. B - These departures stay one less night in Athens code: SPGIB. C - These departures stay one more night in Athens code: SPGIC. Note: for operational reasons, the Greek Island Hopping section of this trip may run in reverse. Days 1 & 16 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation. For travel insurance see p.185.

End Sep 25

C

Start May20 B

2019

End May22

C

US$3320

2019

2019

Start Aug 26

Start May6

2019

End May13

US$3135

2019

Start Apr 29 B

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:SPGI | START ATHENS & FINISH ATHENS

US$3665

#SPOTLIGHTGREECE

15 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

AEGEAN SEA

DAYS 9Ì- 11ÌSANTORINI After a sunny stint on the boat, we'll float in to the iconic blue & white domes of Santorini. (B,D)(B)(B)

START 6PM ATHENS

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+ GREEK ISLAND HOPPING

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SPOTLIGHT ON GREECE

+ 3 DAY GREEK ISLAND CRUISE

2

DAYS

COUNTRIES

FROM

FROM

*

START 6PM ATHENS

*

US$267

US$2130

ESSENTIALS

4 nights in hotels, 3 nights on board a cruise ship

7 breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D)

Guided tour of Ancient Ephesus. Silver drinks package on board the cruise ship. See p.185 for more info on our essentials

DAY 5ÌMYKONOS & KUSADASI Today we'll rise & shine, ready to hit the seas & spend hours walking the beautiful mazed streets of Mykonos. Once we've taken in this paradise & slipped into relaxation mode, we'll sail on to Turkey. (B,L,D) DAY 6ÌKUSADASI TO PATMOS Waking in the port of Kusadasi we'll take a tour of the ancient city of

HOW MUCH & WHEN End May27 Jun 10

Start Jun 17 Jul 1 Jul 15

TOTAL PRICE LISTED INCLUDES PORT TAXES & GRATUITIES

End Start Jun 20 Jul 29 Jul 8 Aug 12 Jul 22

2019

Start May20 Jun 3

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:SPICR3Ì| START ATHENS & FINISH ATHENS

2019

Kusadasi TURKEY

End Aug 5 Aug 19

Start Aug 26

End Sep 2

Start Sep 9 Sep 23 Oct 7

End Sep 16 Sep 30 Oct 14

US$2315 A

US$2655 A

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US$2760 A

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US$2440 B

US$2525 B

US$2525 B

US$2300 B

US$2350 B

Patmos

1

1 Santorini

Places visited Ephesus & shop all things Turkish in the town's lively bazaar. Back on the water we'll drift to idyllic Patmos before moving to our evening stay of Crete. (B,L,D) DAY 7ÌSANTORINI This morning we'll say ‘kalo proi‘ to Crete, a paradise of coves, cliffs & white sand beaches. We'll then drift on to Santorini, where a cable car or hill climb will take us to Fira's blue domed building vistas. (B,L,D)

1

1

Nightstops

Crete

DAY 8ÌATHENS After the final team breakfast you will be transferred back to central Athens where we'll share teary goodbyes & make plans for a reunion tour. (B)

#SPOTLIGHTGREECE

15 INCLUDED MEALS

2019

1

GREECE

DAYS 1Ì- 4ÌATHENS Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary & sightseeing opposite.

PER DAY

7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

End May6 May13

ATHENS

Mykonos

8

Start Apr 29 May6

2

END 10AM ATHENS

A=OUTSIDE CABIN ✝ B=INSIDE CABIN The above prices are accurate as of September 6th, 2018 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/greece-cruise. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Cruise Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). ✝ Inside cabin price will depend on availability, the final price will be confirmed at the time of booking. Single supplement option: Add US$565 to twin-share price for an inside cabin or US$660 to twin-share price for an outside cabin. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip it must be multi-entry. Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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13

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

NEW TRIP

+ GREEK SAILING FROM

*

US$2590

*

US$200 PER DAY

START 6PM ATHENS

DAYS 1Ì- 4ÌATHENS Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary & sightseeing opposite. DAY 5ÌATHENS This morning we’ll gather round in the Greek capital ready to set sail. (B)

12 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

14 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

6 nights twin berth accommodation on a sailing yacht, 6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

12 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

A dedicated onboard skipper. Port & visitor’s taxes. Hotel/Port transfers. See p.185 for more info on our essentials

• On-board snorkels, goggles & stand up paddle board

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2590

US$2635

End Jun 15

Start Jun 17

US$2675

End Jun 29

DAY 13ÌATHENS We say our farewells & wrap up the trip. (B) END 10AM ATHENS

US$2860

US$2805

End Aug 10 Aug 24

Start Aug 26

US$2645

End Sep 07

3

Aegina Perdika

GREECE

Poros

Spetses

DAY 8ÌPLAKA An early morning sail lets us enjoy the Peloponnese Coast. (B)

End Start Jul 13 Jul 29 Jul 27 Aug 12

ATHENS

DAY 11ÌAEGINA Today we'll swim at Moni island and watch the sunset at Aegina. (B)

DAY 7ÌHYDRA A spectacular day of sailing. (B)

TOTAL PRICE LISTED INCLUDES PORT TAXES & GRATUITIES

Start Jul 01 Jul 15

DAY 10ÌPOROS We'll drop in to Dhokos & Kounoupi before we reach Poros. (B)

DAY 12ÌKALAMAKI, ATHENS Sun-soaked and salt-drenched, we sail back to Athens. Hotel. (B)

2019

Start Jun 03

2019

End Jun 01

2019

Start May20

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:SPGS | START ATHENS & FINISH ATHENS

DAY 6ÌPERDIKA This morning we set sail for Perdika, to taste the island's seafood. (B)

DAY 9ÌSPETSES Today it's shopping, swimming & iced coffee in Zogeria Bay before sailing to Spetses. (B)

Hydra

Plaka

Places visited 1

Nightstops

The above prices are accurate as of September 6th, 2018 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/greece-sail. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$1649 based on twin-share trip price. Note: Cabins consist of a mixture of bunk & double beds however most people choose to sleep under the stars up on deck. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. You will need to bring your own towel (linen is provided). Luggage is limited to a small backpack. Note: Itinerary is subject to change for operational reasons or adverse weather conditions. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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TURKISH DELIGHT 7

US$979

*

COUNTRY

6 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

10 INCLUDED MEALS

6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

#TURKISHDELIGHT

FROM

1

DAYS

NEW TRIP

ESSENTIALS

6 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

SEE EVEN MORE

FROM

US$140

*

PER DAY

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Visit the Blue Mosque, Galata Bridge & spice markets in Istanbul • Visit House of the Virgin Mary & Ancient Ephesus

Want to explore the open seas as well as land? Hop onboard our Turkish Sailing trip p.153 and save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

F Turkish Bath Experience, Istanbul F Belly Dancing Show & Dinner, Istanbul F Guided tour of the centuries-old ruins, Izmir

The one that lets you dip into ancient history, vibrant bazaars & coastal coves in one week ENGLISH HARBOUR

START

ISTANBUL 2

Gallipoli

1

Troy

CANAKKALE TURKEY

Pergamum AEGEAN SEA

IZMIR KUSADASI

1 1 Ephesus

END

PAMUKKALE 1

Hieropolis

BODRUM Places visited 1

START 7PM ISTANBUL

DAYS 1Ì- 2ÌISTANBUL Arriving in Turkey's epicentre we'll be welcomed by exhilarating bazaars, a mosque crafted by thousands of hand-painted tiles & the charismatic spectacle of a city where east meets west. Every minute of our two nights here will be put to good use. (D)(B) • See the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace & Suleymaniye Mosque F Belly dancing show & dinner DAY 3ÌCANAKKALE In a more sombre mood, today we'll pay our respects in the historic Gallipoli battlefields. Later we'll hop continents without hitting the skies, ferrying to the Turkish city of Canakkale.

PAMUKKALE

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Nightstops

Here on the Asian continent, we'll be greeted by a quaint port city where we'll bunker down for an evening of metaphorical & literal Turkish delights. (B,D) • Journey along the Sea of Marmara • Visit Lone Pine Cemetery • See Anzac Cove

DAY 5ÌPAMUKKALE Today we'll try to comprehend how mineral waters & calcium terraces could look so good, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pamukkale. (B,D) F Visit to the site of the thermal pools & hot springs

DAY 4ÌIZMIR Enjoying the journey as much as the destination, today we'll be treading the ruins of Troy, cruising the Turkish coastline & visiting the ancient city of Pergamum. By night we'll arrive in the city of Izmir, where a taste of the colourful nightlife is definitely on the cards. (B,D) F Guided trip of the centuries-old ruins

DAY 6ÌKUSADASI Today we'll rise & shine for a visit to Ephesus, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of

the World. Later we'll move to the port of Kusadasi, where we can shop all things Turkish in the town's lively bazaar. (B) • Visit a Turkish carpet factory DAY 7ÌBODRUM Shortly after breakfast we'll be wrapping up the trip, hugging our pals & bidding Turkey farewell. (B) END 10AM BODRUM

IZMIR

US$1025

End Jun 01 Jun 15

Start Jun 23 Jul 07 Jul 21

US$1080

End Start Jun 29 Aug 04 Jul 13 Aug 18 Jul 27

US$1080

End Aug 10 Aug 24

2019

Start May26 Jun 09

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBTD | START ISTANBUL & FINISH BODRUM Start Sep 08

End Sep 14

US$979

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Or take a single supplement option: Add US$305 to twin-share price. Trip starts 7:00pm in Istanbul & ends approx. 10:00am in Bodrum. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185. Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure. Some travelers will be continuing their Contiki journey on the Turkish Adventure. Why not join them if your have time. See p.133.


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14

FROM

1

DAYS

US$1915

*

COUNTRY

13 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

13 breakfasts (B) 6 lunches (L) 11 dinners (D)

US$137

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS A Local Guide & Driver, experienced captain & crew, Orientations of all destinations, Port & visitor’s taxes

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

F Dalyan mud bath experience & day trip F Turkish Hammam Bath, Bodrum

• Visit the Blue Mosque, Galata Bridge & Spice Markets in Istanbul • Visit House of the Virgin Mary & Ancient Ephesus

The one that lets you explore cultural city charms, ancient wonders & sun-soaked shores over 14 days DAY 12Ì KISEBUKU With wild pirate antics set for the night ahead of us, we’ll take things easy by day in Mazi amongst the orange groves. In this small fisherman’s village, we’ll mooch around the local markets and drift in & out of the sea for swims. (B,L,D)

DAY 10 ENGLISH HARBOUR English Harbour is calling and we’ll be unable to tear ourselves away. We’ll spend most of the day swimming & lapping up its beauty. or you can opt in for a day trip to Dalyan. Tonight there’s a chance to check out the nightlife of Marmaris. (B,L,D) F Dalyan mud bath experience & day trip

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

DAY 13ÌBODRUM Today we'll sail to the village of Yaliciftlik, where traditional Turkish carpets & foods are produced. After absorbing the artisan side of the country we'll sail back to Bodrum for our last night together, enjoying party time or a Hammam spa to unwind. (B,L,D) F Turkish Hammam Bath, Bodrum

DAY 11ÌLÖNGÖZ We sail out of English Harbour early this morning arrive amidst the seashell shorelines & ancient mythologies of Cleopatra Island. After soaking up the pristine seas that supposedly once cooled the actual Cleopatra, we’ll head for Ballisu for more swimming and anchor at Löngöz for an evening barbeque and a night sleeping under the Turkish stars. (B,L,D) • See the sights of Longoz Bay START 7PM ISTANBUL

DAYS 1Ì- 2ÌISTANBUL Arriving in Turkey's epicentre we'll be welcomed by exhilarating bazaars, a mosque crafted by thousands of handpainted tiles & the charismatic spectacle of a city where east meets west. Every minute of our two nights here will be put to good use. (D)(B) • See the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace & Suleymaniye Mosque F Belly dancing show & dinner DAY 3ÌCANAKKALE In a more sombre mood, today we'll pay our respects in the historic Gallipoli battlefields. Later we'll hop continents without hitting the skies, ferrying to the Turkish city of Canakkale. Here on the Asian continent, we'll be greeted by

a quaint port city where we'll bunker down for an evening of metaphorical & literal Turkish delights. (B,D) • Journey along the Sea of Marmara • Visit Lone Pine Cemetery • See Anzac Cove DAY 4ÌIZMIR Enjoying the journey as much as the destination, today we'll be treading the ruins of Troy, cruising the Turkish coastline & visiting the ancient city of Pergamum. By night we'll arrive in the city of Izmir, where a taste of the colourful nightlife is definitely on the cards. (B,D) F Guided trip of the centuries-old ruins DAY 5ÌPAMUKKALE Today we'll try to comprehend how mineral waters & calcium terraces could look so good,

visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pamukkale. (B,D) F Visit to the site of the thermal pools & hot springs DAY 6ÌKUSADASI Today we'll rise & shine for a visit to Ephesus, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Later we'll move to the port of Kusadasi, where we can shop all things Turkish in the town's lively bazaar. (B) • Visit a Turkish carpet factory DAY 7ÌBODRUM After traveling to Bodrum & a visit to the port town, we then board our Turkish gulet & enjoy a delicious dinner & get acquainted to life on board our boat. (B,D)

DAY 8ÌCOKERTME Into the pristine Gulf of Gokova we'll stumble upon the idyllic Orak Island. Here you can don your swimsuit & get salty before we head to Cokertme – no doubt lounging on our boat's day beds en route. (B,L,D) DAY 9ÌSEVEN ISLANDS After indulging in the crystal clear waters of Çamlı Koy (Pine Bay), it will be on to the postcard-perfect Seven Islands. Here you’ll be free to roam the forests & snorkel with sea creatures, stopping only for lunch aboard our boat. Tonight we’ll stay in Küfre, where we’ll grab some dinner & hike up a hill to see the spectacular sunset. (B,L,D)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$1985

End Jun 08 Jun 22

Start Jun 23 Jul 07 Jul 21

US$2090

End Start Jul 06 Aug 04 Jul 20 Aug 18 Aug 03

US$2090

End Aug 17 Aug 31

2019

Start May26 Jun 09

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBTA | START ISTANBUL & FINISH BODRUM Start Sep 08

2

DAY 14ÌBODRUM Shortly after breakfast we'll be wrapping up the trip, hugging our sail pals and bidding our dear gulet farewell. (B) END 10:30AM BODRUM

Places visited

ISTANBUL

1

Nightstops

START

Gallipoli

CANAKKALE

1 Troy

TURKEY

Pergamum

IZMIR 1

1 Ephesus

1

PAMUKKALE

KUSADASI BODRUM END

2

KISEBUKU COKERTME 1

1 Orak Island

Mazi

ENGLISH HARBOUR LÖNGÖZ 1

1 1

SEVEN ISLANDS

TOTAL PRICE LISTED INCLUDES PORT TAXES End Sep 21

US$1915

The above prices are accurate as of September 6th, 2018 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/turkish-adventure. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (twin-share). Or take a single supplement option: Add US$570. Note: For the sailing portion of the trip cabins consists of a mix of Bunks & Double beds however most people choose to sleep under the stars up on deck. All cabins have private en suite bathrooms. We use a selection of ‘standard’ boats. Trip starts 7:00pm in Istanbul & ends approx. 10:30am in Bodrum. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

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6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation, 7 nights on two person accommodation on board a traditional Turkish gulet boat

30 INCLUDED MEALS

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NEW TRIP


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THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

13

FROM

6

DAYS

FROM

US$2385 US$184 *

12 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 12 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

16 INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

#EASTERNROAD

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

EASTERN ROAD

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Bike ride of Bohemian Prague with our local expert • Locally guided tour of Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps

4.6 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Traditional Czech Evening, Prague F River Cruise with Dinner, Budapest F Salt Mines Tour, Krakow

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

VIENNA, AUSTRIA @allyperpick

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC @tynkakell82

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY @morgyramsay

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The one that gives the ultimate Eastern European experience with 6 countries in 13 days

DAYS 1Ì- 2ÌBERLIN We'll join forces in the heartland of Germany, getting acquainted with all things Berlin. From holocaust history to pokey art galleries, Berlin will dazzle us with old & new. Appreciating a few beers & currywursts will complete the German experience. (D)(B) • Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall • See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & the historic Reichstag building • See the site of Checkpoint Charlie F Historical Walking Tour F Alternative Berlin DAYS 3Ì- 4ÌPRAGUE After a stop in the resilient town of Dresden, we'll arrive in the arms of Prague. The Czech capital will delight us with Hradčany Castle, gothic cathedrals & a vibrant town square. We'll take to the paths by bicycle, going deep on this Bohemian city. (B)(B,D) • See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden • Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock in Prague • Locally guided bike tour of Prague F Bunker Tour F Traditional Czech Evening DAYS 5Ì- 6ÌVIENNA En route to the capital of Vienna we'll marvel at a chapel crafted in human bones. We'll then move on to Vienna & ease the spook

#EASTERNROAD

START 5PM BERLIN

End this trip in either Warsaw or Berlin. It's your choice!

DAYS 11Ì- 12Ì WARSAW Jumping into the reviving city of Warsaw, we'll be guided through music ghettos & a lively café scene. Taking in artistic nooks & dining on dumplings & roulade, the capital of Poland will prove the perfect trip finale. (B)(B,D) • See the monastery at Jasna Góra • Locally guided tour of Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps • Guided sightseeing of the Old Town, St. John's Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Lazienki Park & the Warsaw Ghetto

with Schnapps & strudel. The home of Swarovski will sparkle with palaces, opera houses & museums aplenty. (B)(B) • See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House • Scenic drive along the historic ring road in Vienna F Old Vienna Schnapps Museum F A Classic Night Out with Dinner DAYS 7Ì- 8Ì BUDAPEST After a stroll through Slovakia's capital, we'll bunker down in Budapest. Here we'll hop from one side of the river to the other, taking in the magic of both Buda & Pest. Goulash & royal monuments can be sandwiched between the iconic Art Nouveau thermal pools. (B)(B) • Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion F River Cruise with Dinner F Past & Present tour

START

END

BERLIN

2

Auschwitz

PRAGUE

2

2

Kutna Hora

KRAKOW

CZECH REP

Banska Bystrica

VIENNA

SLOVAKIA

2

Bratislava

1

WARSAW

Czestochowa

Dresden GERMANY

2

AUSTRIA

BUDAPEST

HUNGARY

Nightstops Optional end city

This was my first Contiki & I loved it! I learnt so much thanks to the Trip Manager & the Eastern Road was a lot of fun, I loved all the places I went to & would definitely do another Contiki.

END 8AM WARSAW OR 7PM BERLIN

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

DAYS 9Ì- 10Ì KRAKOW Our first Polish destination is an untouched relic of European history. We'll explore the Jewish Quarter, admire a royal castle & hear tales of mythical dragons. (B,D)(B) • Locally guided tour of Krakow • Guided sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill • Visit the town square & see the black obelisk in Banská Bystrica F Salt Mines Tour F Pierogi Dinner

2

POLAND

Places visited

DAY 13Ì WARSAW OR BERLIN Team hugs & heartfelt goodbyes will mark the end of our trip. Wrap things up with a complimentary ride back to Berlin or you can choose to stay put in Warsaw. (B)

Laura Clarkin

BERLIN

AUSTRIA

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2385

US$2445

US$2535

End May31 Jun 14

Start Jun 16 Jun 23 Jul 07

US$2640

End Start Jun 28 Jul 21 Jul 05 Jul 28 Jul 19

US$2640

End Aug 02 Aug 09

Start Aug 11

US$2675

End Aug 23

2019

Start May19 Jun 02

2019

End May17

2019

Start May05

2019

End May03

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBRH | START BERLIN & FINISH WARSAW OR BERLIN Start Apr 21

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YOUR CHOICE

Start Aug 18 Sep 01 Sep 08

US$2555

End Start Aug 30 Sep 15 Sep 13 Sep 20

End Sep 27

US$2555

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. IIf you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$610 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw or approx 7:00pm in Berlin. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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5

DAYS

NEW & IMPROVED

FROM

FROM

US$1899 US$147 *

12 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 12 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

16 INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

#BERLINTOBUDAPEST

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

BERLIN TO BUDAPEST

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

• Historical Walking tour of Berlin • Entry to Sedluc Ossuary, Kutna Hora • Salt Mine, Krakow • Thermal Spas, Budapest

5.0 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Pivo & Pubs, Prague F Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camp, Krakow F Eatwith Budapest

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

BERLIN, GERMANY @kate.jackman25

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC @jenniferlecuyer

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY @emcasey_

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TAKE THINGS

The one that shows you why central Europe is the reigning queen of them all with 3 nights in each epic city.

DAYS 1Ì- 3ÌBERLIN We'll gather round in this culture king city, being introduced to its turbulent past with a historical walking tour. Spend time differentiating bockwurst from kinderwurst - & more importantly Weissbier from Dunkels beer. (D)(B)(B) • Historical Walking Tour F Cold War, Cold Drinks F Modern Berlin Bike Tour F 'EatWith' Berlin DAYS 4Ì- 6ÌPRAGUE Next up is the rapidly evolving capital of the Czech Republic. Journeying to Prague where fairy-tale streets meet hidden hipster bars, we'll do some Czech beer tasting & have the option to explore the city's narrow alleys by pushbike.

SLOWER?

This trip is for you, enjoy 3 night stays in each destination for ultimate discovery and heaps of free time.

#BERLINTOBUDAPEST

START 5PM BERLIN

A LITTLE

F Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camp F Krakow bike tour F Pierogi Dinner

We can also take a trip to the UNESCO town of Kutná Hora where we will see one of the world's most intriguing churches. (B,D)(B)(B) • Visit Kutná Hora F Pivo & Pubs F Guided Bike Tour of Prague F Traditional Czech Evening

DAYS 10Ì- 13Ì BUDAPEST Feeling well versed on all things Poland, we'll slice into the capital of Hungary where you might want to take a soothing spa visit. We can tackle the city with a past & present tour. Venture to District VII to find the Jewish quarter of gritty pubs & graffiti walls & take up an evening of traditional Goulash cooking. (B,D)(B)(B)(B) • Entry to a thermal spa F Past & Present Tour F 'Eatwith' Budapest F River Cruise with Dinner

DAYS 7Ì- 9ÌKRAKOW We'll ‘ahoj' Prague in search of Poland's artistic capital, where we'll find a historic city by the Vistula River & see chapels carved out of rock salt. To see more than most take the aid of a bike tour, cruising cobbled lanes past a Romanesque castle. Also on offer will be a chance to craft pierogi dumplings. (B,D)(B)(B) • Wieliczka Salt Mine

START

BERLIN

Dresden

PRAGUE

Auschwitz

3

Kutna Hora

3

KRAKOW

CZECH REP

Banska Bystrica

SLOVAKIA

END

BUDAPEST

3

HUNGARY

Places visited

END 8AM BUDAPEST

PRAGUE

3 POLAND

GERMANY

1

Nightstops

BUDAPEST

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2350

US$2410

Start May27 Jun 10

End Jun 08 Jun 22

US$2470

Start Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 01

End Start Jun 29 Jul 08 Jul 06 Jul 15 Jul 13 Jul 22

US$2560

End Start Jul 20 Jul 29 Jul 27 Aug 03

US$2560

US$2560

End Aug 10

2019

End May18

2019

Start May06

2019

End Apr 27

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:EXBH | START BERLIN & FINISH BUDAPEST Start Apr 15

Start Aug 26 Sep 02 Sep 23

US$2470

End Start Sep 07 Oct 07 Sep 14 Oct 05

End Oct 19

US$2470

US$2170

US$2115

End Nov 14 Nov 28 Dec 19

Start Dec 14 ★ Dec 27 Dec 30

US$2225

End Dec 26 Jan 08 Jan 11

2020

Start Nov 02 Nov 16 Dec 07 ★

2019

End Oct 31 Nov 07

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WXBH | START BERLIN & FINISH BUDAPEST Start Oct 19 Oct 26

Start 2020 Jan 11 Feb 08

US$1899

End

Start Feb 29 Jan 23 Mar 14 Feb 20

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LIKE TO

End Mar 12 Mar 26

US$1899

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. EXBH - Summer 2019 Single room supplement of US$615. WXBH - Winter 2019/20 Single room supplement of US$555. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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SCANDINAVIA & RUSSIA PLUS THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

23

FROM

8

DAYS

FROM

US$4465 US$195 *

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

22 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 21 nights quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation & 1 night quad-share Baltic cruise

32 INCLUDED MEALS 21 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 10 dinners (D)

*

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Cruise stunning Geiranger Fjord • A Locally Guided tour of historical St. Petersburg • Visit the Peterhof Gardens & fountains

4.7 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Viking Biking, Oslo F Bunker Tour, Moscow F Ice Bar, Stockholm

VOSS, NORWAY

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK @brookeeklement

GEIRANGER, NORWAY @thebrokenbankaccount

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA @brittlessss

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA @theworld.awaits


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The one that scopes out Scandinavia combined with the best of Russia & Northern Europe

Keep it flexible & choose where you want to start, either Berlin. You can end your trip in either Warsaw or Berlin.

START 7AM BERLIN DAY 2

DAY 1 BERLIN Check into your hostel & explore Berlin. Hostel

Places visited

GEIRANGER 1

1

Lom

Nightstops

Lillehammer

Sognefjord

1

VOSS

1

GULF OF BOTHNIA

GJOVIK

FINLAND

Hardangervidda Region

OSLO

HELSINKI 1

Lake Vanern

2

Petrodvorets

1

NORWAY

3

ST PETERSBURG

2

STOCKHOLM

1

NOVGOROD

SWEDEN

DAY 3Ì COPENHAGEN From the hippy vibes of Christiania to the opulent waterfront setting of Nyhavn, Copenhagen lives up to its hype. The day will be yours to devour as you wish but we suggest you take a typically Danish cycle & eat your bodyweight in pastries. Hostel (B) DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌOSLO Our introduction to Norway will be served up in the quirky capital of Oslo. We'll feel wholeheartedly welcomed by this lively city, exploring its galleries & restaurant clad harbour front for two nights. Hostel (B,D)(B) F Viking Biking DAY 6ÌVOSS Today we'll begin our immersion into the natural beauty of this breathtaking country. We'll drift across the Hardangervidda Plateau, making our way to the traditional village region & fjord gateway of Voss. Hostel (B,D) DAY 7Ì GEIRANGER FJORD Though you may have seen photos, the breathtaking sight of Norway's fjords will be spine-tingling when witnessed firsthand. Mammoth mountains & the Boyabreen Glacier will offer photo opportunities aplenty. Hostel (B,D) DAY 8ÌGJOVIK Enjoying the journey as much as the destination, today

RUSSIA

BALTIC SEA

DENMARK

Klin

2

MOSCOW

COPENHAGEN

3

BELARUS

1

POLAND

BERLIN

1

2

WARSAW

GERMANY

F ABBA Museum F Stockholm Dinner F Vasa Museum

we will see the picturesque Geiranger Fjord from the water, a 12th century church & the Olympic lakeside town of Lillehammer. Later we'll arrive in our evening nest of Gjovik. Hostel (B) • Cruise stunning Geirangerfjord • See one of the few remaining original medieval stave churches in Norway • Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics

DAY 11Ì SAIL TO HELSINKI Taking to the Scandinavian seas, we'll board our luxury boat & take an overnight cruise out of Sweden. Sleeping to the sway of the ocean, we'll wake feeling ready to take on the capital of Finland. Overnight Baltic Cruise (B) • See Stockholm's famous archipelago of 30,000 Islands F Smorgasbord Dinner

DAYS 9Ì- 10Ì STOCKHOLM Leaving Norway, we'll cruise into Sweden, with a quick glimpse of its largest lake of Vanern en route to Stockholm. Immensely hip & bursting with boutique bars, you'll see why this is hailed as one of the world's most livable cities. From museums to monuments, we'll get amongst it all. Hotel (B)(B,D) • Visit Gamla Stan (the Old Town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace

MINSK Brest

DAY 12ÌHELSINKI Docking up after our night at sea, we'll leave our boat & start exploring Helsinki. Another capital of cool, the diverse neighborhoods & energetic night hours will offer no shortage of entertainment & excitement. Hotel (B) • See the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, the

Helsinki Cathedral, & the Esplanade DAYS 13Ì- 15Ì ST.ÌPETERSBURG Heading out through the Finnish pine forests, we'll make our way to the mammoth country that is Russia. St Petersburg offers a fairytale of ballerinas, palaces & boasts the world famous Hermitage Museum. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B) • See the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood • Visit Peterhof Palace Gardens F Russian Ballet DAY 16Ì NOVGOROD After appreciating one of Russia's big smokes, it will be time to take in the countryside. We'll drift along to the charming town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. Hotel (B,D) • Locally Guided tour of Novgorod's old town & see the Millennium Bell

DAYS 17Ì- 19Ì MOSCOW With three days in Moscow, we'll have plenty of time to relax & sample (even more) stroganoff & vodka. When we're not indulging the palate we'll swoon over St. Basil's Cathedral & amble around the lively Red Square. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B) • See the famous composer Tchaikovsky's house in Klin • City tour with a Local Guide F Guided tour of the Armoury DAY 20ÌMINSK With all of Russia's wonders revealed, it will be time to head on to Belarus. A statement of resilience & re-birth, the capital of Minsk will delight us with its manicured gardens, wide open spaces & quirks of modern communism. Hotel (B,L,D) • Locally guided tour of Minsk DAYS 21Ì- 22Ì WARSAW Today we'll be welcomed into the Polish city of Warsaw.

Ending our trip on a high note, this city will offer a Jewish Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, plenty of pierogies (Polish dumplings) & a musical culture that's rather top notch. Hotel (B)(B,D) • Visit Brest Fortress – one of the most important Soviet World War II monuments • Visit the old town, the monument to Chopin & hear tales of the Warsaw Uprising DAY 23Ì WARSAW OR BERLIN Get the tissues ready! Today the trip will come to an end after breakfast in Warsaw or later in the day for those hitching a free ride to Berlin. We'll farewell each other & the incredible lands of Scandinavia & Russia. (B) END 8AM WARSAW OR 7PM BERLIN

Please note: Days 1 (starting Copenhagen) & 23 (ending Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$4465

US$4680

End Jun 22 Jun 29

Start Jun 14 Jun 21 Jun 28

US$4670

End Jul 06 Jul 13 Jul 20

Start Jun 30 Jul 05 Jul 07 Jul 12

US$4820

End Jul 22 Jul 27 Jul 29 Aug 03

Start Jul 14 Jul 19 Jul 21 Jul 26

US$4820

End Aug 05 Aug 10 Aug 12 Aug 17

Start Aug 02 Aug 09 Aug 16

US$4820

End Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 07

2019

Start May31 Jun 07

2019

End Jun 01 Jun 08 Jun 15

2019

Start May10 May17 May24

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CCSR | START BERLIN & FINISH WARSAW OR BERLIN Start Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 06

End Sep 14 Sep 21 Sep 28

US$4465

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.185. You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Copy of passport required at the time of booking. Important Visa info: It is necessary to obtain a Russian Tourist Voucher & a Russian Visa for this trip. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. The fee for the Russian Visa will be an additional charge. Important Visa info: You’ll need a visa for Belarus, which can be obtained with the help of your Trip Manager on the trip. The fee for this visa will be an additional charge. Trip starts 7:00am on Day 2 in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw or 7:00pm in Berlin. Note: this trip breaks into smaller trips so you’ll have plenty of new friends joining along the way. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#SCANDINAVIAANDRUSSIA

Optional end city

DAY 2ÌBERLIN TO COPENHAGEN Today you can join forces with the team by morning in Berlin or by afternoon in Copenhagen. The adventure will truly kick off with the setting of the sun, when we share a dinner & map out our Scandi road trip. Hostel (D)

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

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SCANDINAVIA THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

13

FROM

5

DAYS

FROM

US$2619 US$202 *

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

12 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 11 nights quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation & 1 night quad-share Baltic cruise (end Helsinki option)

16 INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

*

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Visit Oslo’s famous sculpture park • Take in breathtaking views as you cruise the stunning Geiranger Fjord

4.7 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Viking Biking, Oslo F Ice Bar, Stockholm F Smorgasbord Dinner, Cruise

BOYABREEN GLACIER, NORWAY

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN @miraecampbell

VOSS, NORWAY @live.to.travel

OSLO, NORWAY @brittlessss

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The one that goes in-depth in stunning Scandinavia in under 2 weeks

Keep it flexible & choose where you start your trip, either Berlin.

GEIRANGER 1

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

YOUR CHOICE

Lom

VOSS

GJOVIK

1

1

END

GULF OF BOTHNIA

#SCANDINAVIAANDRUSSIA

Lillehammer

Sognefjord

FINLAND

HELSINKI

Hardangervidda Region

1

OSLO

2 Lake Vanern

NORWAY

1

2

STOCKHOLM BALTIC SEA SWEDEN

NORTH SEA

Places visited 1

Nightstops Optional end city VOSS, NORWAY

DENMARK

COPENHAGEN

The places we visited were an absolute dream, beautiful doesn't even cut it! Each place was so different from the previous & having a fun bunch of people to enjoy it with was a huge plus!

2

START GERMANY

START 7AM BERLIN DAY 2

DAY 1 BERLIN Check into your hostel & explore Berlin. Hostel DAY 2ÌBERLIN TO COPENHAGEN Today you can join forces with the team by morning in Berlin or by afternoon in Copenhagen. The adventure will truly kick off with the setting of the sun, when we share a dinner & map out our Scandi road trip. Hostel (D) DAY 3Ì COPENHAGEN From the hippy vibes of Christiania to the opulent waterfront setting of Nyhavn, Copenhagen lives up to its hype. The day will be yours to devour as you wish but we suggest you take a typically Danish cycle & eat your bodyweight in pastries. Hostel (B)

1

BERLIN

• See the Little Mermaid, the Town Hall & the Royal Palace DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌOSLO Our introduction to Norway will be served up in the quirky capital of Oslo. We'll feel wholeheartedly welcomed by this lively city, exploring its galleries & restaurant clad harbour front for two nights. Hostel (B,D)(B) • See the Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park • Orientation tour of Oslo F Viking Biking DAY 6ÌVOSS Today we'll begin our immersion into the natural beauty of this breathtaking country. We'll drift across the Hardangervidda Plateau making our way to the traditional village region & fjord gateway of Voss. Hostel (B,D)

Natalie Lambrousis DAY 7Ì GEIRANGER FJORD Though you may have seen photos, the breathtaking sight of Norway's fjords will be spine-tingling when witnessed firsthand. Mammoth mountains & the Boyabreen Glacier will offer photo opportunities aplenty. Hostel (B,D) • Cruise stunning Geiranger Fjord DAY 8ÌGJOVIK Enjoying the journey as much as the destination, today we will see the picturesque Geiranger Fjord by boat, a 12th century church & the Olympic lakeside town of Lillehammer. Later we'll arrive in our evening nest of Gjovik. Hostel (B) • Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics

DAYS 9Ì- 10Ì STOCKHOLM Leaving Norway, we'll cruise into Sweden, passing its largest lake of Vanern en route to Stockholm. Immensely hip & bursting with boutique bars, you'll see why this is hailed as one of the world's most livable cities. From museums to monuments, we'll get amongst it all. Hotel (B)(B,D) • Visit Gamla Stan (the Old Town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace • Orientation tour of Stockholm F ABBA Museum F Stockholm Dinner

END STOCKHOLM

STUCK FOR TIME? End your trip in Stockholm & visit 4 countries in 10 days. Trip code: CCSS See price panel below for departure dates & prices. Visit contiki.com/scandi-stockholm boat & take an overnight cruise out of Sweden. Sleeping to the sway of the ocean, we'll wake feeling ready to take on the capital of Finland. Overnight Baltic Cruise (B) F Smorgasbord dinner DAY 12ÌHELSINKI Docking up after our night at sea, we'll leave our boat & start exploring Helsinki. Another capital of cool here in the Nordic lands, the diverse neighbourhood & energetic night hours will offer no shortage of entertainment & excitement. Hotel (B)

• See the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, the Helsinki Cathedral, & the Esplanade DAY 13ÌHELSINKI Get the tissues ready! Today the trip will come to an end after breakfast in Helsinki. We'll farewell each other & the fine lands of Scandinavia. (B) END 12PM STOCKHOLM OR 8AM HELSINKI

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

SCANDINAVIA & RUSSIA

DAY 11ÌSAIL TO HELSINKI Taking to the Scandinavian seas, we'll board our luxury

Extend your trip to Russia on our 23-day Scandinavia & Russia trip. See p.138

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2619

Start May24 May31 Jun 07 Jun 14

End Jun Jun Jun Jun

US$2730

Start 05 Jun 21 12 Jun 28 19 26

End Jul 03 Jul 10

US$2730

Start Jun 30 Jul 05 Jul 07 Jul 12

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

12 17 19 24

US$2820

Start Jul 14 Jul 19 Jul 21 Jul 26

End Jul 26 Jul 31 Aug 02 Aug 07

US$2820

Start Aug 02 Aug 09 Aug 16

End Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28

2019

End May22 May29

2019

Start May10 May17

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CCSH | START BERLIN & FINISH HELSINKI

US$2820

Start Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 06

End Sep 04 Sep 11 Sep 18

US$2620

US$2029

Start May31 Jun 07 Jun 14 Jun 21

US$2120

End Jun Jun Jun Jun

Start 09 Jun 28 16 23 30

US$2120

End Jul 07

Start Jun 30 Jul 05 Jul 07 Jul 12

US$2180

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

09 14 16 21

Start Jul 14 Jul 19 Jul 21 Jul 26

US$2180

End Jul 23 Jul 28 Jul 30 Aug 04

Start Aug 02 Aug 09 Aug 16

US$2180

End Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25

2019

End May19 May26 Jun 02

2019

Start May10 May17 May24

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CCSS | START BERLIN & FINISH STOCKHOLM Start Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 06

End Sep 01 Sep 08 Sep 15

US$2035

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.185. You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:00am on Day 2 in Berlin & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Stockholm or 8:00am in Helsinki. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture. Some travelers will be continuing their Contiki journey on the Scandinavia & Russia trip. Why not join them if you have the time. See p.138. Note: This trip breaks into smaller trips so you’ll have plenty of new friends joining along the way. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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RUSSIA PLUS 14

FROM

6

DAYS

US$2985 US$214

13 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

#RUSSIAPLUS

*

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COUNTRIES

20 INCLUDED MEALS

12 nights in hotels, 1 night quad-share Baltic cruise

START HELSINKI

FROM

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NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

ESSENTIALS

13 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 6 dinners (D)

4.4 RATING

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

Trip code: CCRH See price panel below for departure dates & prices. Visit contiki.com/ russiahelsinki

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

• A locally guided tour of historical St. Petersburg • Locally guided tour of the Hermitage, former home of the Russian Tsars • Locally guided tour of Novgorod

US$2615 PP US$218 PD

F Canal Cruise, St.Petersburg F Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg F Dinner, Moscow

The one that explores Russia plus the highlights of Northern Europe in 2 weeks DAYS 4Ì- 6Ì ST.ÌPETERSBURG Heading out through the Finnish pine forests we'll make our way to the mammoth country that is Russia. St Petersburg offers a fairytale of ballerinas & palaces & boasts the world famous Hermitage Museum. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B) • See the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood • Visit the Hermitage – one of the world's largest art & culture museums • Visit Peterhof Palace Gardens F Russian Ballet

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

DAY 7ÌNOVGOROD After appreciating one of Russia's big smokes, it will be time to take in the countryside. We'll drift along to the charming town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. Hotel (B,D) • Locally guided tour of Novgorod's old town & see the Millennium Bell

START 6PM STOCKHOLM OR 6PM HELSINKI

FINLAND

DAY 1ÌSTOCKHOLM Today you will check-in to your hotel before a 6pm meet up & dinner with the team. Immensely hip & bursting with boutique bars, you'll soon see why this is hailed as one of the world's most livable cities. From museums to monuments, we'll get amongst it all. Hotel (D)

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Places visited 1

Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city

HOW MUCH & WHEN

DAY 3ÌHELSINKI Docking up after our night at sea, we'll leave our boat & start exploring Helsinki. Another capital of cool here in Scandinavia, the diverse neighborhoods & energetic night hours will offer no shortage of entertainment & excitement. Hotel (B) • See the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, the Helsinki Cathedral, & the Esplanade

DAY 2ÌSAIL TO HELSINKI After the morning exploring Stockholm we will be taking to the Scandinavian seas, we'll board our luxury boat & take an overnight cruise out of Sweden.

1 Brest

Sleeping to the sway of the ocean, we'll wake feeling ready to take on the capital of Finland. Overnight Baltic Cruise (B) F Vasa Museum F Smorgasbord dinner

DAYS 8Ì- 10ÌMOSCOW With three nights in Moscow, we'll have plenty of time to relax & sample (even more) stroganoff & vodka. When we're not indulging the palate, we'll swoon over St. Basil's Cathedral & amble around the lively Red Square. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B) • See the famous composer Tchaikovsky's house in Klin • Locally guided coach sightseeing tour of the city F Moscow Metro Tour F Guided tour of the Armoury DAY 11ÌMINSK With all of Russia's wonders revealed, it will be time to head on to Belarus. A statement of resilience & re-birth, the capital of Minsk will delight us with its

SCANDINAVIA & RUSSIA

Extend your trip to Russia on our 23 day Scandinavia & Russia trip. See p.138 manicured gardens, wide open spaces & quirks of modern communism. (B,L,D) DAYS 12 - 13 WARSAW Today we'll be welcomed into the Polish city of Warsaw. Ending our trip on a high note, this city will offer a visit to a Jewish Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, plenty of pierogies (Polish dumplings) & a musical culture that's rather top notch. Hotel (B)(B,D) • Visit Brest Fortress – one of the most important Soviet World War II monuments • Visit the old town, the monument to Chopin & hear tales of the Warsaw Uprising DAY 14Ì WARSAW OR BERLIN Get the tissues ready! Today the trip will come to an end after breakfast in Warsaw or later in the day for those hitching a free ride to Berlin. (B) END 8AM WARSAW OR 7PM BERLIN

Please note: Days 1 & 14 (ending Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation. YOUR CHOICE

Keep it flexible. You can end your trip in either Warsaw or Berlin.

US$2985

US$3125

Start Jun 16 Jun 23

End Jun 29 Jul 06

US$3115

Start Jun 30 Jul 07 Jul 09 Jul 14

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

13 20 22 27

US$3230

Start Jul 16 Jul 21 Jul 23 Jul 28

End Jul 29 Aug 03 Aug 05 Aug 10

US$3230

Start Jul 30 Aug 04 Aug 11 Aug 18

End Aug 12 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31

US$3230

Start Aug 25

End Sep 07

US$3095

2019

End Jun 15 Jun 22

2019

Start Jun 02 Jun 09

2019

End Jun 01 Jun 08

2019

Start May19 May26

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CCRS | START STOCKHOLM & FINISH WARSAW OR BERLIN Start Sep 01 Sep 08 Sep 15

End Sep 14 Sep 21 Sep 28

US$3060

US$2615

US$2735

End Jun Jun Jun Jul

15 22 29 06

Start Jul 02 Jul 09 Jul 11 Jul 16

US$2825

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

13 20 22 27

Start Jul 18 Jul 23 Jul 25 Jul 30

US$2825

End Jul 29 Aug 03 Aug 05 Aug 10

Start Aug 01 Aug 06 Aug 13 Aug 20

US$2825

End Aug 12 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31

Start Aug 27

US$2710

End Sep 07

2019

Start Jun 04 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25

2019

End Jun 01 Jun 08

2019

Start May21 May28

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CCRH | START HELSINKI & FINISH WARSAW OR BERLIN Start Sep 03 Sep 10 Sep 17

End Sep 14 Sep 21 Sep 28

US$2680

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.185. Copy of passport required at the time of booking. Important Visa info: It is necessary to obtain a Russian Tourist Voucher & a Russian Visa for this trip. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. The fee for the Russian Visa will be an additional charge. Important Visa info: You’ll need a visa for Belarus, which can be obtained with the help of your Trip Manager on the trip. The fee for this visa will be an additional charge. Trip starts 6:00pm in Stockholm or 6:00pm in Helsinki & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw or 7:00pm in Berlin. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture. Some travelers will be continuing their Contiki journey on the Scandinavia & Russia Plus trip. Why not join them if you have the time, See p.138. Note: This trip breaks into smaller trips so you’ll have plenty of new friends joining along the way. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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FROM

US$1789 US$224 *

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COUNTRY

7 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

10 INCLUDED MEALS

7 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation

*

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

ESSENTIALS

7 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

4.4 RATING

F Canal Cruise, St.Petersburg F Peter & Paul Fortress, St.Petersburg F Dinner, Moscow

• Locally guided tour of St. Petersburg & the Hermitage • Locally guided tour of Novgorod • Locally guided tour of Moscow

The one that goes in depth in Russia from St Petersburg to Moscow in 8 days Caption ST. PETERSBURG

START

3

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NOVGOROD

RUSSIA

END

Klin

3

MOSCOW Places visited 1

START 6PM ST. PETERSBURG

DAYS 1Ì- 3Ì ST PETERSBURG Today you'll be welcomed to the mammoth country that is Russia & greeted by your Contiki crew in the afternoon after check in. St Petersburg offers a fairytale of ballerinas,

palaces & boasts one of the world's largest art & culture museums to boot. Hotel (D)(B)(B) • Locally guided tour of the Hermitage, former home of the Russian Tsars & one of the world's largest art & culture museums

MOSCOW, RUSSIA

• Visit Peterhof Palace Gardens • See the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood F Russian Ballet DAY 4ÌNOVGOROD After appreciating one of Russia's big smokes, it will be time to take in the countryside. We'll drift along to the charming town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. Hotel (B,D) • Locally guided tour of Novgorod's old town & see the Millennium Bell DAYS 5Ì- 7ÌMOSCOW With three nights in Moscow, we'll have plenty of time to relax & sample

stroganoff & vodka. When we're not indulging the palate we'll swoon over St. Basil's Cathedral & amble around the lively Red Square. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B) • See the famous composer Tchaikovsky's house in Klin • Guided tour of the famous Moscow Metro F Guided tour of the Armoury

Nightstops

MOSCOW, @lanaarmstrong

DAY 8ÌMOSCOW With far too many kievs tucked under our belts, we'll say goodbye to our newly beloved travel pals. Our trip will come to an end after breakfast but our love affair with Russia never will. (B) END 8AM MOSCOW

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$1789

US$1870

End Jun Jun Jun Jul

12 19 26 03

Start Jul 03 Jul 10 Jul 12 Jul 17

US$1925

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

10 17 19 24

Start Jul 19 Jul 24 Jul 26 Jul 31

US$1925

End Jul 26 Jul 31 Aug 02 Aug 07

Start Aug 02 Aug 07 Aug 14

US$1925

End Aug 09 Aug 14 Aug 21

Start Aug 21 Aug 28

US$1900

End Aug 28 Sep 04

2019

Start Jun 05 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26

2019

End May29 Jun 05

2019

Start May22 May29

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CCRP | START ST.ÌPETERSBURG & FINISH MOSCOW Start Sep 04 Sep 11 Sep 18

End Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25

US$1855

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share, If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Copy of passport required at the time of booking. Important Visa info: It is necessary to obtain a Russian Tourist Voucher & a Russian visa for this trip. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. The fee for the Russian visa will be an additional charge. Airport transfers in St. Petersburg & Moscow are not included but can be arranged at an extra charge. Please contact Contiki or your travel agent for details on how to book these. Trip starts 6:00pm in St. Petersburg & ends approx. 8:00am in Moscow. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture. Some travelers will be continuing their Contiki journey on the Scandinavia & Russia Plus and 14 day Russia Plus trips. Why not join them if you have the time, See p.138. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/ staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#BESTOFRUSSIA

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

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SAILING & CRUISE. SUN, SEA & SAND If the ocean is your calling and days spent exploring Grecian, Turkish or Croatian islands and port towns sounds like your idea of fun, this travel style is for you. Sunkissed skin, salty hair, fresh seafood and new friends - is there anything better in life?


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C R O AT I A S A I L I N G Let us take you on a journey across the sparkling Adriatic Sea, on board a traditional motor sail boat. With a diligent crew to take care of everything and a group of incredible new friends to make memories with, all you need to concentrate on is having the time of your life.

GREEK SAILING Those quaint little white-washed villages, tiny beachfront restaurants and arcing bays of endless blue look all the better when you’re seeing them for real. Hop on board one of our Sailing trips and experience Greece as it deserves to be seen – on the water. Learn some essential sailing tips from your skipper, or simply lie back on deck and relax.

GREEK ISLAND CRUISING Hop on board a Greek Island Cruising trip with our cruise partners, Celestyal Cruises. This adventure is open to all ages and will see you exploring some of the Aegean’s dreamiest destinations – Mykonos and Santorini included. Plus, our Contiki Rep will always be on hand to answer all your questions.

TURKISH SAILING Turkish Sailing trips give a whole new meaning to serenity. And what better way to explore the azure Turkish waters than on one of our traditional Turkish gulets? With nothing to do but swim, sunbathe, eat, drink and dream the day away, it’s fair to say life doesn’t get much better than this.

SAILING AND CRUISE 1 Croatia sailing

1

2 Greek sailing 3 Croatia sailing

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2

4 Greek Island cruising 5 Turkish sailing

5 See contiki.com/sailing to see all our sailing trips.


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THE DETAILS

9

2

DAYS

FROM

US$2425 US$270 *

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

8 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

15 INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B) 4 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D)

ESSENTIALS

4.2 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

Unlimited drinks package including beer, wine, local spirits & soft drink (cruise only). An experienced OnBoard Cruise Rep. See p.185 for more info on our essentials

F Grotto of Apocalypse, Patmos F Minoan Palace of Knossos, Crete F Oia Sunset, Santorini F Santorini Highlights & Volcano

• Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus • Acropolis of Lindos, Rhodes

The one that cruises through Greek island panoramas, topped off with 3 days in Santorini SANTORINI

SANTORINI, GREECE

START 6PM ATHENS

DAY 1ÌATHENS Today we'll join forces in Athens after you've had time to check-in to your hotel & relax or do some exploring. Making the most of our time in the capital, we'll amble through Plaka's maze of streets & visit ancient relics. F A Traditional Athens Affair DAY 2ÌMYKONOS Cruise your way through the Aegean to the paradise island of Mykonos. Hang out on the island famous for its golden beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere, great shopping & party culture. (B,L,D) DAY 3ÌPATMOS Today we'll make a stop in Turkey – just casually – & shop the wild bazaar of port town Kusadasi. Back on the

water we'll float to Patmos, an idyllic island where time stands still & days are long, balmy & full of seafood. (B,L,D) • See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos

dripping in pink flowers, this island will be everything you've dreamed of & more. (B,L) (B)(B) • See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini

DAY 4ÌRHODES Pristine beaches & medieval towns will greet us on the sun-soaked island of Rhodes. A kaleidoscope of history, culture & epic parties, there will be limitless options for how you spend your time here. (B,L,D)

DAY 8ÌATHENS With a big salute to Santorini & island life, we'll cruise back to the mainland & dock up in Athens. Being our final night together, we'll be sure to toast things in style with dinner on the town. (B)

ATHENS

TURKEY

2 GREECE

1

1 Mykonos

3

Kusadasi

Patmos

SANTORINI

1 Rhodes

DAYS 5Ì- 7Ì SANTORINI We make a stop on Greece’s largest island of Crete. Then spend three blissful nights in Santorini, you'll likely feel we saved the best for last. From the dreamy sunsets to the iconic blue & white domes

DAY 9ÌATHENS This morning we'll wrap thing up after breakfast & check out. Our island time may have come to an end but our love affair with all things Greek never will. (B)

1

Places visited 1

Crete

Nightstops Start/end city

END 10AM ATHENS HOTEL

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2425

Start Jun 09 Jun 16

US$2490

End Jun 17 Jun 24

Start Jul 28 Aug 11

US$2545

TOTAL PRICE LISTED INCLUDES PORT TAXES

End Start Jul 07 Aug 25 Aug 19 Sep 01

US$2545

End Sep 02 Sep 09

2019

End Jun 10

2019

Start Jun 02

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBSM | START ATHENS & FINISH ATHENS

Start Sep 08 Sep 29

End Sep 16 Oct 07

US$2490

The above prices are accurate as of September 6th, 2018 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/island-cruising. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Cruise Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Or take a single supplement option: add US$745 to twin-share price for a single room/inside cabin. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens centre. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip, it must be a multi-entry visa. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#CRUISINGSANTORINI

3 nights on board a cruise ship, 5 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

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SAILING & CRUISE

CROATIAN ISLAND HOPPER 8

1

DAYS

US$1715 US$215

*

PER DAY

14 INCLUDED MEALS

7 nights twin-share accommodation on a traditional sailing cruise boat

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COUNTRY

7 NIGHTS ON A SAILING BOAT

#CROATIANHOPPER

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NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

ESSENTIALS

7 breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 2 dinners (D) plus daily bottled drinking water supplement

NORTH

An experienced Captain, Crew & Trip Manager. Orientations of all destinations. Port & visitor’s taxes

• Stay on our ‘A Class’ boat – exclusive to Contiki • Comfortable boat with decking for sunbathing • Dinner on 2 nights, giving you flexibility to explore your way in the ports on other nights

3.9 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Want to explore a little deeper into this region? Check out the Adriatic Unearthed (start Split) trip on p.123

F Captain’s Dinner, Bol F Farewell Dinner, Split

The one that will have you sailing the seas of Croatia, from Dubrovnik to Split DAY 3 HVAR A collection of super yachts & a hotspot for the rich & famous, Hvar will have us hooked from the get go. Laze about soaking up rays & taking dips or explore the Venetian Fortress & Arsenal if you're craving culture. (B) F BBQ Lunch

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

DAY 4 WILD BAY With turquoise waters, our time in Wild Bay won't be nearly as wayward as the name suggests. We'll sit pretty in this postcard setting enjoying salt water by day & floating under starry skies by night. (B,L,D)

START 11AM DUBROVNIK

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK Dubrovnik will welcome us warmly today with our boat & lunch waiting to kick things off. Make the most of this seaside UNESCO World Heritage Site & its club scene – tomorrow we'll be hitting the seas. (L,D)

END

SPLIT

1

BOL

WILD BAY

1

MAKARSKA

1

1 1

CROATIA

HVAR

ADRIATIC SEA

START

DUBROVNIK

1

KORCULA

1

1

Nightstops

HOW MUCH & WHEN

End Jun 29

Start Jul 06 Jul 20 Aug 03

End Jul 13 Jul 27 Aug 10

2019

Start Jun 22

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019 | CODE:BBDI | START DUBROVNIK & FINISH SPLIT Start Aug 17 Aug 31

DAY 2 KORČULA Korčula may sit incredibly close to the mainland of Croatia but it's an island all of its own, which means we'll be slipping into island vibes accordingly. Hidden bars, peachy sunsets & cobbled streets by the beach; our appreciation for this country will be skyrocketing. (B,L)

TOTAL PRICE INCLUDES PORT TAXES

DAY 5 BOL Pebbled coves & a pretty monastery wait for us on island of Brac. We'll keep it floaty & salty by day but in the evening there's a recipe for adventure – & a really tasty dinner to boot. (B) • Visit Zlatni Rat beach F Captain's dinner DAY 6 MAKARSKA Cruising out of Bol, we'll enjoy the journey as much as the destination with multiple swim stops taken en-route. On arrival in Makarska, we'll be blessed by the beautiful Biokovo mountains & more Croatian island bliss than you'd have thought possible. (B,L)

DUBROVNIK

DAY 7 SPLIT With one night left of the Mediterranean high life, we'll move on to Split & soak up the Roman heritage of this southern Croatian port. If you're not in the mood for historic monuments, there will be plenty of bar-hopping opportunities too. (B,L) • See Diocletian's Palace in Split DAY 8 SPLIT This morning we'll wake in Croatia's second largest city ready for a teary goodbye over breakfast. The good times & boat life will have come to an end it's time to move on & plan our next adventures. (B) END 8AM SPLIT

HVAR, @nicholas_james91

ADRIATIC SEA

A = ON OR ABOVE DECK B = BELOW DECK

End Aug 24 Sep 07

US$1799 A

US$1940 A

US$1850 A

US$1715 B

US$1865 B

US$1775 B

The above prices are accurate as of September 6th, 2018 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/croatian-hopper. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.* Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single on or above deck cabin supplement add US$1265. Single below deck cabin supplement add US$1215. Note: ‘On or Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof porthole & door that opens to the inside. We use a selection of exclusive ‘A class’ boats. North trip – Trip starts 11:00am in Dubrovnik & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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THE DETAILS

9

1

DAYS

FROM

US$1809 US$201 *

PER DAY

COUNTRY

7 NIGHTS ON A SAILING BOAT

14 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 4 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D) plus daily bottled drinking water supplement

ESSENTIALS An experienced Captain, Crew & Trip Manager. Orientations of all destinations. Port & visitor’s taxes

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Stay on our ‘A Class’ boat – exclusive to Contiki • Comfortable boat with decking for sunbathing • Dinner on 2 nights, giving you flexibility to explore your way in the ports on other nights

3.9 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Captain’s Dinner, Bol F Sea Kayaking trip, Dubrovnik

The one that will have you sailing the seas of Croatia, from Split to Dubrovnik HVAR, @_sarahlatham

KORCULA, @karenbentwitch

START 11AM SPLIT DAY 2

DAY 1 ARRIVE SPLIT Welcome to Split! If you have got time on arrival you could take a stroll by the harbour & soak up the vibes here. START

SPLIT

1

BOL WILD BAY

CROATIA

1

MAKARSKA

1

1 1

HVAR END

ADRIATIC SEA

1

KORCULA

2

DUBROVNIK 1

Nightstops

HOW MUCH & WHEN

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Start Jun 28 Jul 12

End Start Jul 6 Jul 26 Jul 20

End Aug 3

2019

Start Jun 14

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019 | CODE:BBSI | START SPLIT & FINISH DUBROVNIK Start Aug 09 Aug 23

DAY 2 SPLIT TO MAKARSKA Uniting on the mainland, we'll say a quick hello to Split before boarding our exclusive sailing boat. Floating along the Croatian coastline we'll find our first stop of Makarska. This mountainous mainland village offers us the chance to stroll throughfruit & flower markets, lounge on long pebble beaches & indulge in mounds of fresh seafood along the waterfront. (L,D) • See Mt. Biokovo

TOTAL PRICE INCLUDES PORT TAXES

DAY3 BOL For our first island stop we'll be anchoring down by the purple umbrella lined beaches of Brac. This pristine nest offers us ancient carved caves, a fairytale monastery & many quaint pebbled bays to explore. (B) • Visit Zlatni Rat beach F Captain's Dinner DAY 4 WILD BAY Wild by name, tranquil by nature – our next stop will lull us further into heaven. Waste hours swimming in turquoise bays before we spend another night drifting under the stars. (B,L,D) DAY 5 HVAR Mixing things up a little, we'll cruise to the famed super yacht docking spot of Hvar. Here you can switch between sipping cocktails at a beach club & venturing to ancient monuments, ensuring there's never a dull moment island side. (B)

• See the Arsenal & the Venetian Fortress F BBQ Lunch DAY 6 KORČULA Venetian architecture & creamy sunsets will await us in the walled fishing village of Korčula. We'll be guided through the town hearing the secrets of days gone by, way back when Marco Polo called it home. (B,L) DAYS 7 - 8 DUBROVNIK Our final dock will take place in Dubrovnik, an ancient UNESCO World Heritage Site city. Waterfront rock bars & pounding nightclubs will wrap up day light hours of cable car rides & beach swims. (B,L)(B,D) F City Walls Kayaking Trip F Dubrovnik City Walking Tour DAY 9 DUBROVNIK The heartbreak of this trip ending will be eased only by the knowledge that there are more European islands left to conquer. (B) END 8AM DUBROVNIK

A = ON OR ABOVE DECK B = BELOW DECK

End Aug 17 Aug 31

US$1885 A

US$2030 A

US$2030 A

US$1930 A

US$1809 B

US$1945 B

US$1945 B

US$1855 B

The above prices are accurate as of September 6th, 2018 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/croatian-hopper. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single on or above deck cabin supplement add US$1330. Single below deck cabin supplement add US$1270. Note: ‘On or Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof porthole & door that opens to the inside. We use a selection of exclusive ‘A class’ boats Trip starts 11:00am on Day 2 in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Dubrovnik. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#CROATIANHOPPER

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COUNTRY

7 NIGHTS ON SAILING BOAT 7 nights twin-share accommodation on a traditional sailing cruise boat plus 1 night accom in hotel

14 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 2 dinners (D) plus daily bottled drinking water supplement

*

ESSENTIALS An experienced Captain, Crew & Trip Manager. Orientations of all destinations. Port & visitor’s taxes. See p.185 for more

4.4 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Choice of two different boat categories • Comfortable boat with decks for sunbathing

F City Walking Tour, Dubrovnik F Captain’s Dinner, Trstenik F Sea kayaking trip

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

TRSTENIK, CROATIA @mikaela_heilman

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA @cedric_ramirez

ADRIATIC SEA, CROATIA @__hollyjohnson

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The one that sees you cruise the Dalmatian Coast & discover Hvar, Split & Dubrovnik aboard a sail boat

If you're not flying direct to Croatia, many low cost airlines fly direct to Split from London. Visit skyscanner.net & book early to get the best deals.

DAY 1 ARRIVE SPLIT Welcome to Split! If you have got time on arrival you could take a stroll by the harbour & soak up the vibes here.

HVAR

DAY 3 KORČULA Korčula may sit incredibly close to the mainland of Croatia but it’s an island all of its own, which means we’ll be slipping onto island vibes accordingly. Hidden bars, peachy sunsets & cobbled streets by the beach, our appreciation for this country will be skyrocketing. (B) • Visit the fortified Old Town F BBQ Lunch

Nightstops Start/end city

SPLIT

2

MAKARSKA

Absolutely loved this trip! Rhi, our Trip Manager was a professional from the get go, looking after all things big & small so all we had to do was sit back & enjoy ourselves! Hands down 15/10 for me!!!

1

HVAR

CROATIA

1

TRSTENIK 1

1 ADRIATIC SEA

KORCULA

2

DUBROVNIK

DAYS 4- 5 DUBROVNIK Floating on from Korčula, we’ll dock in the kaleidoscope of mega clubs & monuments that is Dubrovnik. We’ll kick it here for two nights, allowing enough time to explore the UNESCO world heritage hotspot in all its seaside glory. (B,L)(B,D)

Luke Davis

HOW MUCH & WHEN End Jun 22 Jun 26

Start Jun 21 Jun 25 Jun 28

End Jun 29 Jul 03 Jul 06

A = ON OR ABOVE DECK B = BELOW DECK

Start Jul 02 Jul 05 Jul 09 Jul 12 Jul 16 Jul 19

End Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

10 13 17 20 24 27

Start Jul 23 Jul 26 Jul 30 Aug 02 Aug 06

End Jul 31 Aug 03 Aug 07 Aug 10 Aug 14

Start Aug 09 Aug 13

End Aug 17 Aug 21

Start Aug 16 Aug 20

US$1490 A

US$1670 A

US$1855 A

US$1950 A

US$1950 A

US$1855 A

US$1700 A

US$1445 B

US$1625 B

US$1805 B

US$1890 B

US$1890 B

US$1805 B

US$1650 B

US$1855 A

US$1700 A

US$1710 B

US$1650 B

07 14 21 28

Start Jun 21

End Jun 29

2019

End Jun 08 Jun 15 Jun 22

2019

Start May31 Jun 07 Jun 14

DAY 8 SPLIT Almost done with the Mediterranean high life, we’ll sail back to our starting point of Split. Now contented by our time at sea, we can relax & soak up the Roman heritage of this atmospheric city. (B,L) • See Diocletian's Palace in Split F Farewell Dinner DAY 9 SPLIT Tissues at the ready. Today will mark the end of our week of sea festivities after a final breakfast together. (B) END 8AM SPLIT

The above prices are accurate as of September 6th, 2018 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/croatian-cruising. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single on or above deck cabin supplement add US$875. Single below deck cabin supplement add US$810. Note: ‘On or Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof port hole & door that opens to the inside. We use a selection of exclusive ‘A class’ boats Trip starts on Day 2 at 11:00am in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. For more ways to save see p.31. For travel insurance see p.185.

Start Jun 28 Jul 05 Jul 12 Jul 19

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

A = ON OR ABOVE DECK B = BELOW DECK

CROATIA ISLAND ESCAPE PLUS

Start 06 Jul 26 13 20 27

End Aug 03

Start Aug 02

End Aug 10

Start Aug 09

End Aug 17

2019

End Sep Sep Sep Sep

2019

Start Aug 30 Sep 06 Sep 13 Sep 20

2019

End Aug 31

DAY 7 MAKARSKA After the peace and tranquility of Trstenik, let’s head back to the mainland for more action. After a quick dip we’ll arrive in Makarska where we’ll be blessed by the beautiful Biokovo mountains and a long stretch of beach ready to be enjoyed (B),L)

End Aug 24 Aug 28

US$1289 B Start Aug 23

DAY 6 TRSTENIK Sailing on this morning, we’ll pass the citrus plantations & olive groves of the Elaphite islands. Tonight we’ll pull into the idyllic village of Trstenik, where rugged green cliffs meet turquoise waters & offer another Croatian utopia. (B,L) F Captain's dinner

TOTAL PRICE INCLUDES PORT TAXES

US$1379 A

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2019

CROATIA ISLAND ESCAPE

2019

05 08 12 19

Start Jun 14 Jun 18

2019

End Jun Jun Jun Jun

2019

Start May28 May31 Jun 04 Jun 11

2019

End May25 May29 Jun 01

2019

Start May17 May21 May24

2019

2019

2019

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2019

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DAY 2 SPLIT TO HVAR This morning we’ll meet in Split, boarding our boat with truck loads of enthusiasm. ‘After our first stint at sea we’ll arrive in glamorous playground of Hvar, where big shiny boats meet grand historic architecture. We can take in the pristine view from the hilltop, it’s a tough day in paradise. (L,D) • See the Venetian Fortress & Arsenal

F Sea kayaking trip F Dubrovnik walking tour

Start Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 06

TOTAL PRICE INCLUDES PORT TAXES

End Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 7 Sep 14

Start Sep 13 Sep 20 Sep 27

End Sep 21 Sep 28 Oct 05

US$1935 A

US$2180 A

US$2275 A

US$2275 A

US$2265 A

US$2075 A

US$1980 A

US$1980 A

US$1829 B

US$2060 B

US$2150 B

US$2150 B

US$2140 B

US$1965 B

US$1870 B

US$1870 B

The above prices are accurate as of September 6th, 2018 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/croatian-cruising. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. These dates are for the Croatia Island Escape Plus. Stay on our exclusive air-conditionditioned boats. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single on or above deck cabin supplement add US$1265. Single below deck cabin supplement add US$1190. Note: ‘On or Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof port hole & door that opens to the inside. We use a selection of exclusive ‘A+ class’ boats Trip starts on Day 2 at 11:00am in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. For more ways to save see p.31. For travel insurance see p.185.

#CROATIANESCAPE

START 11AM SPLIT DAY 2

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Want to see even more of Europe? Add on Road to Athens p.42 and save up to 5% on selected departures.

Heaps of free time for DIY adventure

• On-board snorkels, goggles & stand up paddle board

The one that dives deep into Greece's turquoise waters as you sail between remote beaches DAY 3ÌPLAKA Taking an early morning sail out of Hydra, we’ll have a day of tranquil bays & laid-back villages along the Peloponnese Coast we’ll find our night dock of Plaka. (B)

AEGEAN SEA

DAY 4ÌSPETSES Today we’ll be swept away by Zogeria Bay, with its boutique shops, charming streets & slow-paced Greek life. We’ll take numerous swims & much needed iced coffee breaks before moving along to our night haunt of Spetses. (B)

START 1PM ATHENS

DAY 1ÌATHENS TO PERDIKA This afternoon we’ll gather round in the Greek capital ready to set sail & conquer the Mediterranean. Our yacht’s first stop will be the unspoiled fishing village of Perdika, where we’ll be introduced to the slow life & succulent seafood.

Athens

Aegina Perdika

DAY 5ÌPOROS Today we’ll move to the ‘must stop’ islet of Kounoupi, also stopping at Dhokos, home to the world’s oldest shipwreck. Later we’ll float on for pinelined Poros, where we’ll enjoy the scent of olives & lemons from the shade of umbrellas. (B)

DAY 6ÌAEGINA Our last full day will be used to its full potential, swimming at uninhabited Moni island before dropping anchor in Aegina. Here we’ll watch our final sunset & have the chance to kick on for some moonlight good times if so inclined to. (B) DAY 7ÌKALAMAKI, ATHENS Positively sun-soaked & salt-drenched, we’ll set sail back to the mainland where our Athens hotel awaits us. But not before a final swim stop in Kalamaki, en-route to Athens. Hotel (B) DAY 8ÌATHENS Back on Athenian shores where the adventure commenced 8 days ago, we’ll say our farewells & wrap up the trip. Dry those salty tears and make sure you swap deets to plan your next island escape soon... (B) END 10AM ATHENS

PLAKA

Poros

DAY 2ÌHYDRA Sailing will lead us from Perdika to Hydra, noting many an island paradise en route. On arrival in Hydra we’ll find a vehicle-free nirvana, where getting around on donkey is quite the norm. (B)

GREECE

Spetses

Hydra

Plaka

Places visited Start/end city

GETTING THERE

There are low cost airlines that fly to Athens from London. Flights can get busy so book in advance for the best deals. Or, book your international flights right through to Athens.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$1459

US$1505

End Jun Jun Jun Jun

Start 08 Jun 29 15 22 29

US$1505

End Jul 06

TOTAL PRICE LISTED INCLUDES PORT TAXES & GRATUITIES

Start Jul 06 Jul 13

US$1690

End Jul 13 Jul 20

Start Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 03 Aug 10

US$1635

End Start Jul 27 Aug 17 Aug 03 Aug 24 Aug 10 Aug 17

US$1635

End Aug 24 Aug 31

2019

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2019

End Jun 01

2019

Start May25

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CCGS | START ATHENS & FINISH ATHENS

Start Aug 31 Sep 07

End Sep 07 Sep 14

US$1575

The above prices are accurate as of September 6th, 2018 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/greek-sailing. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$1369. Note: Cabins consist of a mixture of bunk & double beds however most people choose to sleep under the stars up on deck. Trip starts 1:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. You will need to bring your own towel (linen is provided). Luggage is limited to a small backpack. Itinerary is subject to change, for operational reasons or weather conditions. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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ESSENTIALS

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4.3 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

An experienced Captain & Crew. Port & visitor’s taxes. See p.185 for more info on our essentials

• Stay & play on a comfortable Turkish gulet with large decks & outdoor areas for relaxing

F Dalyan mud bath experience & day trip F Turkish Hammam Bath, Bodrum

The one that serves up ultimate relaxation as you sail the Turkish coast GETTING THERE

GOLF OF GOKOVA, @sarahmelvi

Getting to & from Bodrum is easy. If you're not flying direct to Turkey, many low cost airlines fly direct to Bodrum from London. Visit skyscanner.net & book early to get the best deals. Once in Bodrum make your way to the Barbaros Yachting stand next to the Tepecik Mosque/cafe to meet your crew. START 3:30PM BODRUM

DAY 1ÌBODRUM Today we'll board our traditional Turkish gulet in the seaside town of Bodrum, getting acquainted over dinner & the nitty-gritty learnings of life on board our wooden sailing boat. Later you can take to the town & make the most of being docked in lively Bodrum. (D) DAY 2ÌCOKERTME Into the pristine Gulf of Gokova we'll stumble upon the idyllic Orak Island. Here you can don your swimsuit & get salty before we head to Cokertme – no doubt lounging on our boat's daybeds en route. (B,L,D) DAY 3Ì SEVEN ISLANDS After indulging in the crystal clear waters of Çamlı Koy (Pine Bay), it will be on to the postcard-perfect Seven Islands. Here you’ll be free to roam the forests & swim with sea critters, stopping only for lunch aboard our boat. Tonight we’ll stay in Küfre where we’ll grab some dinner & take a hike to watch a spectacular sunset. (B,L,D)

TURKEY

BODRUM 2

Pabucburnu KISEBUKU Yaliciftlik

1

Orak Island

Cleopatra Island

Mazi

1

COKERTME GULF OF GOKOVA

Ballisu

ENGLISH 1 1 HARBOUR LÖNGÖZ

DAY 4Ì ENGLISH HARBOUR English Harbour is calling and we’ll be unable to tear ourselves away. We’ll spend most of the day swimming & lapping up its beauty. or you can opt in for a day trip to Dalyan. Tonight

1

SEVEN ISLANDS

Places visited 1

Nightstops Start/end city

there’s a chance to check out the nightlife of Marmaris. (B,L,D) • Dalyan mud bath experience & day trip DAY 5Ì LÖNGÖZ Sailing out of English Harbour early this morning we’ll arrive amidst the seashell shorelines & ancient mythologies of Cleopatra Island. After soaking up the pristine seas that supposedly once cooled the actual Cleopatra, we’ll head for Ballisu for more swimming and anchor at Löngöz for an evening barbeque and a night sleeping under the Turkish stars. (B,L,D) • See the sights of Longoz Bay DAY 6Ì KISEBUKU With wild pirate antics set for the night ahead of us, we’ll take things easy by day in Mazi amongst the orange groves. In this small fisherman’s village, we’ll mooch around the local markets and drift in & out of the sea for swims. (B,L,D) DAY 7ÌBODRUM Today we'll sail to the village of Yaliciftlik where traditional Turkish carpets & foods are produced. After absorbing the artisan side of the country we'll sail back to Bodrum for our last night together, enjoying party time or a Hammam spa to unwind. (B,L,D) F Turkish Hammam Bath, Bodrum DAY 8ÌBODRUM Shortly after breakfast we'll be wrapping up the trip, hugging our sail pals and bidding our dear gulet farewell. (B) END 10:30AM BODRUM

GOT MORE TIME Want to see even more of Turkey? Add on Turkish Delight p.132 and save up to 5% with our multi trip discount.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start Sep 07

US$800

Start Sep 14

US$790

US$720 End Sep 21

TOTAL PRICE LISTED INCLUDES PORT TAXES

Start Jun 08 Jun 15

US$855

End Jun 15 Jun 22

Start Jun 22

US$865

End Jun 29

Start Jun 29 Jul 06 Jul 13 Jul 20

US$975

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

06 13 20 27

Start Jul 27 Aug 03 Aug 10 Aug 17

US$975

End Start Aug 03 Aug 24 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24

US$975

End Aug 31

2019

End May25 Jun 01 Jun 08

2019

Start May18 May25 Jun 01

2019

End May18

US$665 End Sep 14

2019

2019

US$629

Start May11

2019

End May04 May11

2019

Start Apr 27 May04

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBTS | START BODRUM & FINISH BODRUM

Start Aug 31

End Sep 07

US$940

The above prices are accurate as of September 6th, 2018 & include port taxes, supplements & gratuities. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/turkish-sailing. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on two-person berths. If you’re traveling solo we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single cabin supplement add US$575. Note: Cabins consists of a mix of Bunks & Double beds however most people choose to sleep under the stars up on deck. All cabins have private en suite bathrooms. We use a selection of ‘standard’ boats. Trip starts 3:30pm in Bodrum & ends approx. 10:30am in Bodrum. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#TURKISHSAILING

7 nights two person berth accommodation on board a traditional Turkish gulet boat

*

PER DAY

COUNTRY

7 NIGHTS ON A BOAT

US$79

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après-ski European après-ski is an essential part of any winter vacation. It’s drinking, dancing, socializing and it’s the perfect way to finish up your day.

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W H E R E Y O U S TAY & W H AT ’ S INCLUDED Our newly renovated traditional Gasthof has had a serious facelift. Featuring twin and quad-share rooms all with ensuite, plus free WiFi, here you can hang up your boots, chill in the bar and join one of our famous party nights. We include a hot buffet breakfast daily and for a small supplement, we’ll also include delicious 3-course dinners prepared by our Masterchef trained Contiki Chefs.

Have a look at our Gasthof at contiki.com/gasthof-schoneck

INCLUDED ON ALL TRIPS • Breakfast daily • Salzburg day trip • Contiki-only On-Site Team • Guided Ski Safari intro to the mountain, to show you the best runs & hidden secrets that only the locals know

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INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCED

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SKI ESSENTIALS - WHAT YOUʼLL NEED TO BUDGET FOR ON TOP OF YOUR TRIP PRICE.

NUMBER OF NIGHTS

SKI PASS

EQUIPMENT HIRE

7/8 (6 DAYS SKI)

US$335

US$75

14/15 (13 DAYS SKI)

US$575

US$135

SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS 3 or 5-day ski and/or snowboard lessons are available once in the resort and can be arranged on your arrival

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin share. Note: Ski Plus trips include transfers from London. Trip starts 7:00pm in London on Fridays & ends approx. 10:00pm in London on Saturdays. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Hopfgarten. * Important: prices do not include airfares. Single supp: 1 week add US$470. 2 weeks add US$885. Twin-share supp: 1 week add US$185. 2 weeks add US$355. Half board supp: 5 nights add: US$65. 10 nights add US$135. For travel insurance see p.185.

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Special Stays: 7/14 nights in Contiki’s Gasthof. Twin or quad-share accommodation. 7/14 INCLUDED MEALS Breakfast daily (B)

HOPFGARTEN

SCHÖNECK

HOW MUCH & WHEN

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Experienced Contiki On-Site Team, Contiki exclusives including: Salzburg day trip, FREE coach pickup from Wörgl train station (easy access for Munich, Salzburg or Innsbruck airports), Access to Contiki’s exclusive themed party nights, Ski Safari with a Local Guide to explore the area, half board options available (for a small supplement).

2019

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Experienced Contiki On-Site Team, Contiki exclusives including: Salzburg day trip, Included overnight coach travel from London, Ski Safari with a Local Guide to explore the area, Access to Contiki’s exclusive themed party nights, half board options available (for a small supplement).

HOPFGARTEN

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US$1419

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SKI ESSENTIALS - WHAT YOUʼLL NEED TO BUDGET FOR ON TOP OF YOUR TRIP PRICE.

NUMBER OF NIGHTS

SKI PASS

EQUIPMENT HIRE

7/8 (6 DAYS SKI)

US$335

US$75

14/15 (13 DAYS SKI)

US$575

US$135

SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS 3 or 5-day ski and/or snowboard lessons are available once in the resort and can be arranged on your arrival

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin share. Note: Ski Only trips start in Hopfgarten on Saturdays. You need to provide us with your flight & arrival details approx 21 days before departure. Check-in starts at 2:00pm & check-out is at 9:00am. * Important: prices do not include airfares. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Hopfgarten. Twin-share supp: 1 week add US$185. 2 weeks add US$355. Single supp: 1 week add US$470. 2 weeks add US$885. Half board supp: 5 nights add: US$65. 10 nights add US$135 . For travel insurance see p.185.


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Special Stays: 3 nights in Contiki’s Gasthof. Twin or quad-share accommodation.

3 INCLUDED MEALS Breakfast daily (B)

ESSENTIALS HOPFGARTEN

HOPFGARTEN, @blabladodia

HOW MUCH & WHEN Start Dec 16 Dec 23 Dec 30 ●

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2020

WINTER 2019/20 | CODE:CPC3SW | START HOPFGARTEN & FINISH HOPFGARTEN

2019

Experienced Contiki On-Site Team, FREE coach pickup from Wörgl train station (easy access for Munich, Innsbruck or Salzburg airports), access to Contiki’s exclusive themed party nights, half board options available (for a small supplement).

US$345

Start 2020 Jan 6 Jan 13

End

Start Jan 20 Jan 9 Jan 27 Jan 16 Feb 3

US$315

US$315

End Start Jan 23 Feb 10 Jan 30 Feb 17 Feb 6

End Start Feb 13 Feb 24 Feb 20 Mar 2

US$315

End Start Feb 27 Mar 9 Mar 5

US$315

End Mar 12

US$315

SKI ESSENTIALS - WHAT YOUʼLL NEED TO BUDGET FOR ON TOP OF YOUR TRIP PRICE.

SKI PASS

EQUIPMENT HIRE

3 (3 DAYS SKI)

US$125

US$35

SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS 3-day ski and/or snowboard lessons are available once in the resort and can be arranged on your arrival

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin share. Note: Ski Only trips start in Hopfgarten on Mondays. You need to provide us with your flight & arrival details approx 21 days before departure. Check-in starts at 2:00pm & check-out is at 9:00am. * Important: prices do not include airfares. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Hopfgarten. Twin-share supp: add US$80. Single supp: add US$195. For travel insurance see p.185.

THE DETAILS

5

1

DAYS

FROM COUNTRY

US$415

CONTIKI.COM/SKI

FROM

US$83

*

*

PER DAY

4 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

Special Stays: 4 nights in Contiki’s Gasthof. Twin or quad-share accommodation.

4 INCLUDED MEALS Breakfast daily (B)

ESSENTIALS HOPFGARTEN

HOPFGARTEN

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start Dec 19 Dec 26

End Dec 23 Dec 30

US$455

2020

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:CPC4SW | START HOPFGARTEN & FINISH HOPFGARTEN

2019

Experienced Contiki On-Site Team, FREE coach pickup from Wörgl train station (easy access for Munich, Salzburg or Innsbruck airports), access to Contiki’s exclusive themed party nights, Ski Safari with a Local Guide to explore the area, half board options available (for a small supplement),

Start 2020 Jan 2 Jan 9

End

Start Jan 16 Jan 6 Jan 23 Jan 13 Jan 30

US$415

US$415

End Start Jan 20 Feb 6 Jan 27 Feb 13 Feb 3

US$415

End Start Feb 10 Feb 20 Feb 17 Feb 27

US$415

End Start Feb 24 Mar 5 Mar 2

End Mar 9

US$415

SKI ESSENTIALS - WHAT YOUʼLL NEED TO BUDGET FOR ON TOP OF YOUR TRIP PRICE.

NUMBER OF NIGHTS

SKI PASS

EQUIPMENT HIRE

4 (4 DAYS SKI)

US$180

US$45

SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS 4-day ski and/or snowboard lessons are available once in the resort and can be arranged on your arrival

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin share. Note: Ski Only trips start in Hopfgarten on Thursdays. You need to provide us with your flight & arrival details approx 21 days before departure. Check-in starts at 2:00pm & check-out is at 9:00am. * Important: prices do not include airfares. Twin-share supp: add US$105. Single supp: add US$260. For travel insurance see p.185.

#AUSTRIASKI

THE SKI AUSTRIA WEEKENDER A LONG WEEKEND LIKE NO OTHER

#AUSTRIASKI

NUMBER OF NIGHTS


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SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS. FOR LIFE’S MOMENTS Celebrate life’s best events or maximize the time you have in some of Europe’s hottest cities, with our Short Trips & Festivals. Whether you’ve got 4 days to kill in London or have always dreamed of seeing in the New Year Berlin style, we’ll help you make every second count.


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28

TRIPS

3 DAYS

SUMMER FROM

WINTER FROM

10 $70 $108 USD PER DAY

USD PER DAY

SZIGET FESTIVAL, HUNGARY


EUROPE SUMMER 2019

CONTIKI.COM/SZIGET

10

4

DAYS

SEE EVEN MORE

FROM

US$1685 US$169 *

9 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

*

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

9 nights in hotels or hostels

12 INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with power outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Checkets to 3 days of the festival • Orientation tour of each city

4.0 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Historical walking tour, Berlin F Bunker Tour, Prague F River Cruise with lunch, Budapest

Want to explore a little deeper into this region? Check out the Best of Balkans (start Budapest) trip on p.127 and save upto 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

The one that travels from Berlin to Budapest to end at one of Europe's coolest festivals START 3PM BERLIN

DAYS 1Ì- 2ÌBERLIN With spirits higher than the ceilings of Berlin's mega clubs, we'll join forces in Germany's capital & start the Sziget adventure. Museums, bars, street art & boutique shopping - there's no better spot to get the festival juices flowing. (D)(B) • See the Reichstag, Tiergarten & Brandenburg Gate F Historical walking tour F Cold War Cold Drinks

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

START

BERLIN

2

GERMANY

Dresden

2

AUSTRIA

Places visited

DAYS 3Ì- 4ÌPRAGUE Making our way in the Sziget direction, we'll head south through Dresden into the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic. Bohemian Prague will offer a musical melody in tune with our current mood, with jazz bars & DJs in hip nightclubs. (B,D)(B) • See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square • Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock • See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden F Bike Tour of Prague F Nuclear Bunker Tour

DAYS 5Ì- 6ÌVIENNA From the rides of Prater Fun Park to the culture of indulgent schnapps shots, Vienna will be the prefect prelude into Sziget. Meander the grand squares & roam the narrow streets - when we're finished it will be on to the main event. (B,D)(B) • See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House F Old Vienna Schnapps Museum DAYS 7Ì- 9ÌSZIGET FESTIVAL, BUDAPEST Today the time will have come to get amongst a near half a million party people & celebrate music, culture & life at Sziget Festival. Take to the island each day after breakfast, & make time for a bit of Budapest in between the festivities. (B)(B)(B) F River cruise with lunch DAY 10ÌBUDAPEST Feeling a little dusty & a lot well-lived, the trip will wrap up today after breakfast. Wave your festival companions goodbye & head home for a good dose of bed rest. (B) END 10AM BUDAPEST

CZECH REP

VIENNA

1

BUDAPEST

PRAGUE

Kutna Hora

END

2

BERLIN

BUDAPEST

3

BUDAPEST HUNGARY

Nightstops

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBSF | START BERLIN & FINISH BUDAPEST

2019

#CONTIKISZIGET

FROM

Start Aug 03 Aug 10

US$1720

End Aug 12 Aug 19

SZIGET HOTEL

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:CCSF | START BERLIN & FINISH BUDAPEST

2019

FESTIVALS

SZIGET FESTIVAL

Start Aug 03 Aug 10

SZIGET HOSTEL

End Aug 12 Aug 19

US$1685

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * BBSF: Prices above are per person based on maximum twin-share. CCSF: Prices above are per person based on quad-share. BBSF: Single room supplement of US$510 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. If you are traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. CCSF: You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 3:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 10:00am in Budapest. For more ways to save see p.31. For travel insurance see p.185.


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OKTOBERFEST FROM

THE DETAILS

4

1

DAYS

US$295

*

COUNTRY

4 - 7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION See below for accommodation breakdown

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

US$74

*

PER DAY

3.0 RATING

FREE TIME

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Guided walking tour of Munich: See Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel,the Rathaus, Munich Residenz, Frauenkirche & Viktualienmarkt • Day trip to the moving Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

Heaps of free time to DIY adventure

#CONTIKIOKTOBERFEST

An experienced Festival Crew. Modern air-condition coach with power outlets & WiFi from London to Munich. Regular transfers from accommodation to festival site. Contiki Oktoberfest souvenir.

Breakfast Daily

FROM

The ones that do Oktoberfest in hotels, hostels & camping MUNICH, @britwilt

MUNICH, @coolhand_lewk

MUNICH, @christreloggen

CAMPING

HOSTEL

HOTEL

START & END LONDON

START & END LONDON

START & END LONDON

7 DAYS 5 DAYS

7 DAYS 6 DAYS

7 DAYS 6 DAYS

US$610pp US$485pp

Sep 19th - Sep 25th Sep 26th - Sep 30th Oct 1st - Oct 5th

US$805pp US$735pp

Sep 19th - Sep 25th Sep 24th - Sep 29th Sep 28th - Oct 3rd Oct 2nd - Oct 7th

US$1235pp US$1110pp

Sep 19th - Sep 25th Sep 24th - Sep 29th Sep 28th - Oct 3rd Oct 2nd - Oct 7th

Accommodation: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattresses (a sleeping bag & towel are required) Transportation: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings

Accommodation: Multi-share hostel accommodation (a towel is required)

Accommodation: Twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. Singles available for a supplement

Transportation: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings

Transportation: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings

Trip starts: 2:00pm & ends approx. 10:00pm-Midnight

Trip starts: 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00pm-Midnight

Trip starts: 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00pm-Midnight

START & END MUNICH

START & END MUNICH

START & END MUNICH

6 DAYS 4 DAYS

6 DAYS 5 DAYS

6 DAYS 5 DAYS

US$415pp US$295pp

Sep 20th - Sep 25th Sep 27th - Sep 30th Oct 2nd - Oct 5th

Accommodation: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattresses (a sleeping bag & towel are required) Trip starts: 8:00am - 11:00am & ends approx. 10:00am

US$615pp US$555pp

Sep 20th - Sep 25th Sep 25th - Sep 29th Sep 29th - Oct 3rd Oct 3rd - Oct 7th

Accommodation: Multi-share hostel accommodation (a towel is required) Trip starts: 1:00pm & ends approx 10:00am

US$975pp US$810pp

FESTIVALS

THE NUMBERS

FROM

Sep 20th - Sep 25th Sep 25th - Sep 29th Sep 29th - Oct 3rd Oct 3rd - Oct 7th

Accommodation: Twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. Singles available for a supplement Trip starts: 2:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am


EUROPE SUMMER 2019

CONTIKI.COM/ANZAC

5

FROM

1

DAYS

US$555

*

COUNTRY

3/2 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

3/2 INCLUDED MEALS

3/2 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation, 1 night out under the stars

3/2 breakfasts (B)

US$111

*

PER DAY

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

ESSENTIALS Local Guide, Experienced Trip Manager & Driver team

STUCK FOR TIME

FROM

• Services of an experienced & fully licensed Turkish Guide • Attendance at the Dawn Service on North Beach & the opportunity to attend the National Services at Chunuk Bair

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

We've got a shorter version of this trip which finishes one day earlier in Istanbul.

F Dinner & Belly Dancing Show, Istanbul

The one that lets you experience ANZAC day in this historic location with extra time in Istanbul ANZAC CLASSIC ITINERARY

ANZAC COVE

DAY 1: ARRIVE ISTANBUL. See Day 1 ANZAC Odyssey 5 day itinerary for full details. DAY 2: ISTANBUL TO GALLIPOLI. See Day 2 ANZAC Odyssey 5 day itinerary for full details. (B) DAY 3: ANZAC DAY AT GALLIPOLI. See Day 3 ANZAC Odyssey 5 day itinerary for full details. DAY 4: ISTANBUL. After breakfast, we'll head out to explore the city on a guided tour. Then it's time to say goodbye to your new friends as your trip ends at approx. midday. (B)

GO CONTIKI ANZAC

BLACK SEA

3 Anzac Cove

1

ISTANBUL

GALLIPOLI

TURKEY

Places visited 1

Nightstops Start/end city

DAY 1ÌISTANBUL Today you'll check in to your hotel & be free to explore before uniting with the team in the afternoon. We'll then spend two nights peeling back the layers of East & West, admiring Istanbul's Blue Mosque & navigating the Bazaar & Spice Market. F Belly dancing dinner & show DAY 2ÌGALLIPOLI Commencing our pilgrimage, we'll take to the road with our compass pointing to Gallipoli. Joining with thousands of others, we'll sleep under the stars waiting to pay our respects by morning. (B) DAY 3ÌANZACDAY AT GALLIPOLI Waking before the rise of the sun, we'll experience a

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBAO ODYSSEY | START ISTANBUL & FINISH ISTANBUL Start Apr 23

US$555

End Apr 27

somber dawn service before walking in the soldiers’ footsteps. We'll pay our respects at the National Service for the New Zealand troops at Chunuk Bair, with time after to visit Australia's Lone Pine cemetery before returning to Istanbul. • See Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair & Johnston's Jolly

With an experienced English-speaking Turkish guide, you'll pay tribute to the ANZACs who fought at Gallipoli in 1915. Discover Anzac Cove, attend the memorial ceremonies & be there for the Dawn Service. In Istanbul, you're close to the action & on our city tour you'll check out all the key sites like the Blue Mosque & Grand Bazaar. And with your comfy commemorative hoodie you'll keep your travel memories fresh back home.

ANZAC COVE

DAYS 4Ì- 5ÌISTANBUL Back in Istanbul with time to explore & with a new found level of reverence under our belt we will share a final breakfast together before the trip wraps up & our ANZAC experience finishes. (B)(B) • See the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace & Suleymaniye Mosque • Istanbul walking tour with Local Guide END AFTER BREAKFAST ISTANBUL

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:BBAC CLASSIC | START ISTANBUL & FINISH ISTANBUL

2019

START 4PM ISTANBUL

2019

#ANZACODYSSEY

SHORT TRIPS

ANZAC ODYSSEY

Start Apr 23

End Apr 26

US$475

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin & triple-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Trip starts 4:00pm & ends after breakfast (Odyssey) or approx. 12:00 noon (Classic). For travel insurance see p.185.


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LONDON EXPLORER PAC K A G E

S TAY L O N G E R IN LONDON

3 OR 5 DAYS FROM US$249pp

With so much going on in London, why not check it out for yourself? Our great hotel rates make staying longer in London easy.

Why rush your London experience when you can take your time for a few more $$? Top or tail your trip with our 2 & 4 night Explorer packages complete with extras, activities & great accommodation. 2-NIGHT PACKAGE

4-NIGHT PACKAGE

• 2 nights hotel accommodation • Included continental breakfast daily • Open top bus tour • London theatre show tickets (stalls or dress circle) • Contiki Basement Team • “Welcome to London” info booklet

• All the 2 night package inclusions to the left, plus 4 nights hotel accommodation • 2 day Underground and bus pass • Day trip and entry fee to Stonehenge • Audio guided tour of the Roman Baths, Bath • Visit Windsor (venue of the Royal Wedding)

SUMMER 2019

WINTER 2019/20

VENUE

2 NP

4 NP

VENUE

2 NP

4 NP

ROYAL NATIONAL

M3LPR

M5LPR

ROYAL NATIONAL

M3LPR

M3LPR

Triple-share Twin-share

US$265 US$625 US$305 US$695

Triple-share Twin-share

US$249 US$595 US$275 US$639

IMPERIAL HOTEL

M3LPI

IMPERIAL HOTEL

M3LPI

Twin-share Single

US$355 US$789 US$439 US$945

Twin-share Single

US$329 US$735 US$385 US$855

M5LPI

M5LPI

No Contiki Trip Manager is included in this package. You choose the dates to take the day trips and theatre show on. All rooms have private facilities.

CONTIKI.COM/LONDON-EXPLORER

ROYAL NATIONAL HOTEL

IMPERIAL HOTEL

Bedford Way, WC1H 0DG, London. Tel: +44 207 637 2488

Russell Square, WC1B 5BB, London. Tel: +44 207 837 3655

Accommodation is based on twin or triple-share. Summer stay longer rate: Twin US$75 Triple US$59 Winter stay longer rate: Twin US$75Triple US$55

Accommodation is based on single or twin-share. Summer stay longer rate: Single US$145 Twin US$95 Winter stay longer rate: Single US$119 Twin US$85

GETTING THERE (FOR BOTH HOTELS) From Heathrow Airport Catch the Piccadilly Line to Russell Square station (approx. £8) – travel time approx. 1 hr. The hotel is a short walk from the station. From Gatwick Airport Catch the train to Victoria station where you can get on the Victoria Line to Euston Station. The hotel is a ten minute walk from the station. From Stansted Airport Catch the train to Liverpool Street station where you can get on the central line to Holborn and change to the Piccadilly Line to Russell Square. The hotel is a short walk from the station.

CONTIKI.COM/STAY-LONGER

THE CONTIKI BASEMENT Feel free to make use of the services provided by Contiki’s resident staff and use the Basement as your London launch pad to kickstart your vacation of a lifetime. The Basement is also full of awesome travel resources and help for people staying in London, including iPads and Free WiFi to keep in touch with friends and family, luggage storage while you explore the city and a mail pickup point. It’s also the departure point for all our trips that start in London.

GETTIN G TH ERE It’s easy to get to the Contiki Basement. It’s conveniently located at the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0DG. It’s a few minutes walk from Russell Square Underground Station, so it’s nice and central.

B ASEMEN T OPEN IN G TIMES April 1-30th: 11:00am - 7:30pm May 1 to September 30th: 9:00am - 7:30pm October 1 to March 31st: 11:00am - 7:00pm

CONTIKI.COM/BASEMENT


EUROPE SUMMER 2019

CONTIKI.COM

SHORT TRIPS

LONDON FOR NEW YEAR THE DETAILS

4

1

DAYS

NEW TRIP

CONTIKI.COM/LONDON-NYE

FROM

US$455

COUNTRY

FROM

*

3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

START 4PM LONDON

DAY 1ÌLONDON London's calling! We'll meet up with our Trip Manager & fellow travelers today & head off for some high energy sightseeing around the city. Tonight, a welcome dinner will kick the trip off in style. (D)

3 nights twin share hotel accommodation

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

DAY 2ÌLONDON It's New Years Eve & we'll make the day count - either with an edgy street art tour or by gaining a new view of the city from the London Eye. Tonight we'll don our glad rags & ring in the new year with fun & fireworks. (B)

ESSENTIALS See p.185 for more info on our essentials

F Street Art Tour F Iconic London Eye

3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 3 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

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

ESSENTIALS See p.185 for more info on our essentials.,

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Included 3-course Dinner • Visit the Historical Berlin Wall/East Side Germany

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Historical Walking Tour

PER DAY

DAY 3ÌLONDON Our heads may be heavy but we've still got a day left to live the London life. Get out there & explore the city with your travel buddies & swap resolutions over your optional dinner tonight. (B) DAY 4ÌLONDON London, you've been good to us. Having kicked off the new year on a high, we'll say our goodbyes & return back to reality. (B) END 8AM LONDON

See contiki.com/london for a full itinerary, all inclusions & Free Time Add-Ons.

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WLNY | START LONDON & FINISH LONDON Start Dec 30

End Jan 02

US$455

* Prices above are per person based on twin share. If you are traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$290. Trip Starts 4:00pm in London & ends 8:00am in London. For travel insurance see p.185.

BERLIN FOR NEW YEAR THE DETAILS

*

HOW MUCH & WHEN 2019/20

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

LONDON

4

1

DAYS

START 4PM BERLIN

DAY 1ÌBERLIN Welcome to Berlin! We'll meet our Trip Manager & fellow travelers in the afternoon before a spot of sightseeing & a hearty meal to see us kick off the trip on a high. Hotel (D) DAY 2ÌNEW YEAR'S EVE IN BERLIN It's the last day of the year & how you spend it is up to you. Let Berlin inspire your creative side with a street art tour or step back in time with a historical walk. Tonight we watch the fireworks at Brandenburg Gate & hit the town to ring in the New Year, Berlin style. Hotel (B)

NEW TRIP

CONTIKI.COM/BERLINNYE

FROM COUNTRY

US$429

FROM

*

US$108

*

PER DAY

DAY 3ÌBERLIN If you're feeling a little worse for wear this morning, keep it relaxed over breakfast & a chill out day. Opt for a German dinner with the squad tonight, where we'll swap New Year's resolutions. Hotel (B) DAY 4ÌBERLIN New Year, new you - all courtesy of Berlin! Swap deets & say your goodbyes before we wrap up after a hearty breakfast. Hotel (B) END 8AM BERLIN

See contiki.com/berlin for a full itinerary, all inclusions & Free Time Add-Ons.

BERLIN

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WBNY | START BERLIN & FINISH BERLIN

2019/20

#CONTIKIBERLINNYE

#CONTIKILONDONNYE

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • City tour of London’s iconic sights including Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus & Trafalgar Square

US$114

Start Dec 30

End Jan 02

US$429

* Prices above are per person based on twin share. If you are traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$220. Trple-share reduction of 5% is avalable based on twin-share trip price. Start 4:00pm in Berlin & ends 8:00am in Berlin. For travel insurance see p.185.


EUROPE SUMMER 2019

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PARIS FOR CHRISTMAS

START & END IN LONDON OR PARIS

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

4 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

3 nights twinshare hotel accommodation

3 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

See p.185 for more info on our essentials

• Christmas Day Lunch • See White Cliffs of Dover

FROM

US$465

*

HOW MUCH & WHEN

FROM

US$117

*

PER DAY

2019

START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH LONDON OR PARIS Start Dec 23

End Dec 26

US$605 SINGLE ROOM US$465 TWIN SHARE

DAY 1ÌLONDON TO PARIS Meet by morning in London or by afternoon in Paris, donning a festive grin & good spirits for the days ahead. By night we'll get some icons checked, seeing the Arc de Triomphe & Eiffel Tower lit up like a Christmas tree. DAYS 2Ì- 3ÌPARIS Throwing a ‘Joyeux Noël!' in every direction, we'll enjoy a French Christmas feast & soak up the warm spirit of the city. From Christmas markets to a cruise down the river Seine, there will be something very special about this season's greetings. (B)(B)(D)

PARIS

DAY 4ÌPARIS TO LONDON It's time to say ‘au revoir' to Paris this morning as we head back to London, where your trip ends upon arrival. Or if you're staying on in Paris, your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

See contiki.com/parischristmas for a full itinerary, all essentials & Free Time Add-Ons.

PARIS, @cztyl

END 9AM PARIS 6:30PM LONDON

* Prices above are per person based on twin share. If you are traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 6:30am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Paris & end 9:00am in Paris or approx. 6:30pm in London. For travel insurance see p.185.

AMSTERDAM FOR CHRISTMAS

CONTIKI.COM/AMSTERDAM-CHRISTMAS START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

5 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

3 nights quadshare hotel accommodation

3 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 1 dinner (D)

See p.185 for more info on our essentials

• Christmas Day Lunch

US$435

*

FROM

*

US$109 PER DAY

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2019Ì| CODE:WAXM |

Start Dec 23

End Dec 26

US$525 TWIN SHARE US$435 QUAD SHARE

DAY 1ÌLONDON TO AMSTERDAM Meet in the morning in London or in the afternoon in Amsterdam, donning a festive grin & good spirits for the days ahead. By night we'll get some icons checked, seeing the city's infamous Red Light District. (D) DAYS 2Ì- 3Ì AMSTERDAM Throwing a ‘Gelukkig Kerstfeest!' in every direction, we'll enjoy a Dutch Christmas feast & soak up the warm spirit of the city. From Christmas markets to a possible canal cruise, there will be something very special about this season's greetings. (B)(B)(L)

AMSTERDAM, @tonkathommo

DAY 4ÌAMSTERDAM TO LONDON This morning we'll share a breakfast with our well-bonded team before the trip wraps up. You can choose to finish the Christmas cheer in Amsterdam, or in London if you want to hitch a ride back to the big smoke. (B) END 8AM AMSTERDAM OR 6:30PM LONDON

See contiki.com/ amsterdam-christmas for a full itinerary, all essentials & Free Time Add-Ons.

AMSTERDAM

* Prices above are per person. If you are traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 6:30am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Amsterdam & end 8:00am in Amsterdam or approx. 6:30pm in London. For travel insurance see p.185.

CONTIKI.COM/EASTER START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM AMSTERDAM

4

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

3 NIGHTS IN HOSTELS

4 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

3 nights quadshare hostel accommodation

3 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

See p.185 for more info on our essentials

• Entry into Keukenhof Flower Garden

FROM

US$375

*

FROM

US$94

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CTTE | START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM & FINISH LONDON OR AMSTERDAM End Apr 22

*

PER DAY

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start Apr 19

#EASTERINAMSTERDAM

AMSTERDAM FOR EASTER

2019

2019

START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM & FINISH LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

#XMASINAMSTERDAM

4

FROM

#XMASINPARIS

WINTER 2019Ì| CODE:WPXM |

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM PARIS

SHORT TRIPS

4

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

DAY 1ÌLONDON TO AMSTERDAM Meet in the morning in London or in the afternoon in Amsterdam, in good Spring spirits for the Easter festivities ahead of us. By night we'll get some icons checked, seeing the city's infamous Red Light District. (D) DAYS 2Ì- 3Ì AMSTERDAM From the iconic tulip gardens of Keukenhof to the famous cheese farms of Edam, the spring paradise of Amsterdam will play perfect Easter host. We'll take a bike ride, visit museums & eat a myriad of celebratory chocolates & buns. (B)(B)

DAY 4ÌAMSTERDAM TO LONDON Today you'll be free to hitch a ride with us back to London or wrap up your trip in Amsterdam after breakfast. Either way you'll be feeling satisfied with your spring Easter gallivant to the Netherlands. (B)

See contiki.com/easter for a full itinerary, all essentials & Free Time Add-Ons.

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END 8AM AMSTERDAM OR 6:30PM LONDON

US$375 * Prices above are per person based on quad-share, for more information see p.185. If you are traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 6:30am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Amsterdam & end 8:00am in Amsterdam or approx. 6:30pm in London. For travel insurance see p.185.


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START & END IN LONDON OR PARIS PARIS

4

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

4 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

3 nights twinshare hotel accommodation

3 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

See p.185 for more info on our essentials

• Exclusive entry into Bar/ Nightclub for New Years Eve

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US$569

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US$143

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PER DAY

HOW MUCH & WHEN

DAY 1ÌLONDON TO PARIS Today you'll unite with the team by morning in London or by afternoon in Paris. Here in the city of lights & love, we'll kick off our New Year festivities by greeting the Arc de Triomphe & Eiffel Tower. DAY 2ÌPARIS We'll bounce out of bed for some Parisian exploring. We'll take a cruise along the river Seine & maybe even see a cabaret show. (B,D)

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Start Dec 29

End Jan 01

US$769

SINGLE ROOM

US$569

TWIN SHARE

DAY 3ÌNEW YEARS EVE PARIS What better way to toast in a New Year than with some

bubbles in the birthplace of champagne? Fireworks & festivities abound – make a resolution for a year of incredible travel. (B)

Paris or after a free ride back to London. Either way you'll be brimming ear to ear, packed with enthusiasm for the days both behind and ahead of you. (B)

DAY 4ÌPARIS TO LONDON With a brand new calendar of opportunity ahead of us, this morning you can choose to end your trip after complimentary breakfast in

END 9AM PARIS OR 6:30PM LONDON

See contiki.com/paris for a full itinerary, all essentials & Free Time Add-Ons.

* Prices above are per person based on twin share. If you are traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 6:30am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Paris & end 9:00am in Paris or approx. 6:30pm in London. For travel insurance see p.185.

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DAYS

COUNTRY

3 NIGHTS IN HOSTELS

4 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

3 nights quadshare hostel accommodation

3 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

See p.185 for more info on our essentials

• Exclusive Entry into Nightclub for NYE

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US$559

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US$140

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PER DAY

HOW MUCH & WHEN

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

DAY 1ÌLONDON TO AMSTERDAM Today you'll unite with the team by morning in London or by afternoon in Amsterdam. Here in the city of canals & infamous cafes, we'll kick off our New Year festivities by visiting the Red Light District. (D) DAY 2ÌAMSTERDAM We'll bounce out of bed for some Dutch exploring. Gable houses & numerous quirky museums, the possibilities of the day are quite endless. (B)

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DAY 3ÌNEW YEARS EVE IN AMSTERDAM Making good ground on a resolution for a year of incredible

End Jan 01

US$659 TWIN SHARE US$559 QUAD SHARE

travel, we'll get ready to ring in the next trip around the sun with some Amsterdam fun. Galleries, bar hopping & lively street scenes; this city will live up to its entertaining reputation. (B) DAY 4ÌAMSTERDAM TO LONDON With a brand new calendar of opportunity ahead of us, this morning you can choose to

end your trip after breakfast in Amsterdam or after a free ride back to London. Either way you'll be brimming ear to ear, packed with enthusiasm for the days both behind and ahead of you. (B) END 8AM AMSTERDAM OR 6:30PM LONDON

See contiki.com/amsterdam for a full itinerary, all essentials & Free Time Add-Ons.

* Prices above are per person. If you are traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 6:30am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Amsterdam & end 8:00am in Amsterdam or approx. 6:30pm in London. For travel insurance see p.185.

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AMSTERDAM FOR KINGʼS DAY FROM

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AMSTERDAM

4

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

3 NIGHTS IN HOSTELS

4 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

3 nights quadshare hostel accommodation

3 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

See p.185 for more info on our essentials

• Transportation to Kings Day Party

US$345

*

US$87

SUMMER 2019Ì| CODE:CCKD | START LONDON OR AMS’DAM & FINISH LONDON OR AMS’DAM Start Apr 25

US$345

End Apr 28

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PER DAY

HOW MUCH & WHEN

2019

START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

DAY 1ÌLONDON TO AMSTERDAM Today you'll unite with the team by morning in London before we make tracks across the water for the Dutch capital. We'll waste no time getting into the festive spirit, with some nightlife & canal fun on offer. (D) F Canal cruise DAY 2ÌAMSTERDAM Dust off your shoes & rinse off your tired eyes, we'll be continuing the good times by exploring the city. Museums, a lively square & an infamous Red Light District – you'll have #regrets if you stay indoors. (B)

DAY 3ÌAMSTERDAM KING'S DAY We'll rise, shine & join forces with about a million other revellers ready to celebrate the great country that is the Netherlands. Known as one of the world's greatest street parties, we'll wear the national colour of orange & jump right into the thick of it. (B)

DAY 4ÌAMSTERDAM TO LONDON All good things must come to an end & sadly the epic King's Day party is included. We'll have one final breakfast before legging it back to London, this epic party now an annual inclusion on our to-do list. (B) END 8:00AM AMSTERDAM OR 6:30PM LONDON

See contiki.com/amsterdam-kingsday for a full itinerary, all essentials & Free Time Add-Ons.

* Prices above are per person based on quad-share, for more information see p.185. If you are traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 6:30am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Amsterdam & end 8:00am in Amsterdam or approx. 6:30pm in London. For travel insurance see p.185.


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ST. PATRICKʼS DAY 4

1

DAYS

3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 3 INCLUDED MEALS

DUBLIN

3 breakfasts (B)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F An Irish Dinner & Dancing Evening

DAY 2Ì ST.ÌPATRICK'S DAY, DUBLIN Today the world goes green with envy over the lucky leprechauns enjoying St Patrick's Day in Ireland. We'll take to the packed streets for singing, dancing & an inhibition-free day with laughter aplenty. (B) DAY 3ÌDUBLIN Time to unwind from yesterday's antics with some sightseeing. Check out the famous Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square & of course the statue of the 'tart with a Cart' inspired by the unofficial anthem of

3/4 breakfasts (B)

ESSENTIALS See p.185 for more info on our essentials

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • City orientation walk of Edinburgh • Hogmanay street party checket

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Dinner at home of Scottish Rugby, Murrayfield

PER DAY

Dublin, 'Molly Malone'. All of this before we take a visit to the Guinness Storehouse & sign up for our Free Time Add On evening at the Merry Ploughboy Pub. (B)

DUBLIN

DAY 4ÌDUBLIN TO LONDON Unless you're so smitten that you're staying on in Dublin, our trip will come to an end today when we arrive back in London. Feeling refreshed after some sleep on the coach, we'll say goodbyes & do some final St Paddy's Day reminiscing. (B) END 10AM DUBLIN OR 8PM LONDON

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WWPH | START LONDON OR DUBLIN & FINISH DUBLIN OR LONDON Start Mar 15

End Mar 18

US$945

Start Mar 15

End Mar 18

US$960

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin share. Winter 2018/19: Start in Dublin deduct US$46. Triple share deduct US$35. Single room supplement of US$445. Winter 2019/20: Start in Dublin deduct US$45. Triple share deduct US$40. Single room supplement of US$450. Pricing above includes coach from London. Trips start 6:30am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Dublin & end 10:00am in Dublin or approx. 8:00pm in London. Trips start 6:30am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Dublin & end 10:00am in Dublin or approx. 8:00pm in London. Note: Itinerary for Day 2 & 3 will be switched. For travel insurance see p.185.

5

1

DAYS

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM EDINBURGH

DAY 1ÌLONDON TO EDINBURGH We'll gather round in London & board the coach ready for our journey through English countryside into the capital of Scotland. Once in Scot territory we'll be welcomed by an orientation of the city, guiding us past kilt-clad locals & on to castles down cobbled lanes. DAY 2ÌEDINBURGH With one of the world's biggest parties waiting for us, the mood will be mighty cheery. Hogmanay will open with a Torchlight Procession, giving us the day to roam the

START & END IN LONDON OR EDINBURGH FROM COUNTRY

streets & absorb the great land of haggis & whisky. (B) DAY 3ÌNEW YEAR'S EVE IN EDINBURGH Dancing, fireworks, carnival rides, ice-skating rinks; Edinburgh truly comes alive on day 3, becoming one of the most exciting New Year's playgrounds on the planet. See in the calendar in true Hogmanay style, partying way into the hours of the morning. (B) DAY 4ÌNEW YEAR'S DAY EDINBURGH While the rest of the world will be winding down & feeling dusty, the parties in

US$700

CONTIKI.COM/HOGMANAY FROM

US$140

*

Edinburgh will be carrying on through New Year's Day. You can conclude it all with a dabble in tradition, taking a plunge for charity into the freezing river of Firth of Forth. (B) F Scottish Evening DAY 5ÌEDINBURGH TO LONDON Packing our bags & leaving Edinburgh, we'll head for the famous vow town of Gretna Green. After a final bout of sightseeing & history we'll coast back to London, where our New Year trip will come to an end. (B) END 8AM EDINBURGH OR 9PM LONDON

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PER DAY

4ÌDAY ITINERARY Day 1: London to Edinburgh (or meet in Edinburgh). Meet up with your Contiki Team in London before heading to Edinburgh. Day 2: New Year's Eve in Edinburgh. Enjoy a late start today. Stroll down Princes Street & the Royal Mile or tour Edinburgh's famous castle. Tonight get ready for the world's biggest New Year party! (B) Day 3: Edinburgh. Welcome 2020! Take the day to chill or explore, then get back out & party. (B) Day 4: Edinburgh to London. (or end Edinburgh). Chill or get some much needed sleep on the coach as your trip ends on arrival in London. Or if staying on in Edinburgh, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/hogmanay for a full itinerary, all essentials & Free Time Add-Ons.

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WWHG | 5ÌDAY

WINTER 2019/20Ì| CODE:WWHO | 4ÌDAY

START LONDON OR EDINBURGH & FINISH LONDON OR EDINBURGH

START LONDON OR EDINBURGH & FINISH LONDON OR EDINBURGH

2019/20

3/4 INCLUDED MEALS

*

2019/20

Multi-share (up to 8 people) en-suite hostel accommodation

US$229

Start Dec 29

US$760

End Jan 02

Start Dec 30

End Jan 02

US$610

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on multi share & includes the coach from London. Start in Edinburgh deduct US$60. Start 6:30am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Edinburgh & end 8:00am in Edinburgh or approx. 9:00pm in London. Please note: Start Edinburgh option does not include any coach transfers. For travel insurance see p.185.

#CONTIKIHOGMANAY

3/4 NIGHTS IN HOSTELS

US$915

HOW MUCH & WHEN

HOGMANAY 5 DAY THE DETAILS

COUNTRY

FROM *

#STPATRICKSDAY

• Visit to the Guinness Storehouse • Experience fun, festivities, parades & “the Craic” in Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day • Contiki St. Patrick’s souvenir

DAY 1ÌLONDON TO DUBLIN Today you can unite with the team by morning in London or by afternoon in Dublin. We'll waste no time getting into the Irish spirit, with a night of shenanigans on the town sitting ahead of us in the capital.

2019/20

See p.185 for more info on our essentials

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM DUBLIN

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AFRICA& THE MIDDLE EAST. ADVENTURE, UNFILTERED

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Africa Southern Africa, Kenya & Tanzania. If you’ve never walked her sweeping plains, explored her ancient cultures or slept beneath her star-swept skies, Africa is difficult to understand. This is travel that will change you forever.

9 TRIPS

FROM

4

13

SMALL GROUP SIZES & SUPERIOR SAFARI VEHICLES

GAME PARK FEES & INTERNAL FLIGHTS ALL INCLUDED

Our small group sizes mean intimate trips, roomy accommodation and smaller safari vehicles (from mini coaches to 7-seater pop-up roof 4WDs), so you’re always guaranteed the best view in the house.

We don’t believe in nasty surprises. With us, all game drives and park fees are included in the price, as well as speedy internal flights in southern Africa so you spend more time in the heart of adventure.

ACCOMMODATION THATʼS MORE THAN A PL ACE TO SLEEP

HANDPICKED EXPERIENCES FROM OUR LOCAL EXPERTS

Luxury safari tents with proper beds, en-suites and exclusive lodges with swimming pools – a lot of thought goes into our accommodation, so you can get the most out of Africa.

Our dedicated team of experts have scoped out the most authentic African experiences, from iconic sights to secluded favorites.

DAYS IN LENGTH ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA


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A C C O M M O D AT I O N Every night will be one to remember with our unique and quirky sleeping experiences. AFRICAN LODGE, LAKE ELEMENTAITA

Israel& Jordan A place of vibrant culture and stark contrasts, where the cosmopolitan worlds of Tel Aviv and Amman lie beside the ancient wonders of Petra, Jerusalem, Galilee and the Dead Sea.

LUXURY SAFARI TENTS

Take a Contiki trip like no other, experiencing adventure, history, culture and sustainability all tied together with incredible accommodation, delicious food and our renowned expert team.

CAMPING, CHOBE

LUXURY SAFARI TENTS

1 TRIP

EXPERIENCES

11

DAYS IN LENGTH JERUSALEM, ISRAEL

Safari game drives, incredible wildlife, river cruises, UNESCO heritage sights, we include it all and more. Go wildlife-spotting and check off the ‘Big Five’ in Kruger National Park, South Africa Stroll along one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World: Victoria Falls, South Africa

Experience the magic of a Balloon Safari in the Serengeti, Tanzania Visit a penguin colony and sip fine wine in Cape Town, South Africa

Hang out with a gorilla family in their natural habitat at Bwindi Forest Reserve, Uganda

Explore the cobbled streets and crumbling colonial facades of UNESCO-listed Stone Town, Zanzibar

Take a sunset cruise surrounded by pods of hippos and crocs on the Chobe River, Botswana

Go snorkeling in the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar

Raft the whitewaters of the mighty Zambezi River, Zimbabwe

PETRA, JORDAN

Check out the resident giant tortoises on Prison Island, Zanzibar

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA

EXPERIENCES Hop in a 4x4 for a ride through the pastel desert of Wadi Rum, Petra, Jordan Float in the stillness of the Dead Sea, Negev/Israel Visit the holy city of Nazareth, Israel Unearth the mystical allure of the insta-worthy Ein Gedi Oasis, Eilat, Israel Peruse Corinthian columns and ancient ruins in an old Greco-Roman city, Jerash, Jordan Visit the Iraq Al-Amir Womens Cooperative Society, Amman, Jordan Cruise the sea of Galilee in a local boat, Galilee, Israel


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THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

11

FROM

2

DAYS

10 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

NEW TRIP

FROM

US$2479 US$226 *

16 INCLUDED MEALS 10 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 5 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

#ISRAELANDJORDAN

AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

ISRAEL & JORDAN UNCOVERED

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver Team, air-conditioned coach. Local taxes & service charges. (This does not include the Border Tax - about $50US & Jordanian Visa where required) Transfers to/from airport are included

4.6 OVERALL RATING

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Full day tour of Jerusalem • Guided tour of the Red Rose City of Petra • Visit Wadi Rum in a 4 x 4 trip across the desert • Float in the Dead Sea

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Diving in the Red Sea F Snorkeling day trip in the Red Sea

PETRA, JORDAN

DEAD SEA, ISRAEL

GALILEE, ISRAEL

GALILEE, ISRAEL

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL


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SEE EVEN MORE

Want to discover more of ancient relics and desert vistas? Check out the Egypt & the Nile trip on p.121

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JERUSALEM MEDITERRANEAN SEA

GALILEE

1

Nazareth

ISRAEL

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TEL-AVIV

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AMMAN

JERUSALEM Dead Sea

JORDAN

Places visited 1

PETRA

Nightstops

1

EILAT

2 Wadi Rum

START 7PM JERUSALEM

DAY 1 JERUSALEM Welcome to Israel, where we'll kick off our trip in the City of Gold. A visit to the Mount of Olives, a religious centre for Christianity, Islam & Judaism, will give us a breathtaking view over the city. Hotel DAYS 2 - 3 JERUSALEM Rise & shine, travelers Jerusalem isn't going to discover itself! A full day tour will get us up to speed with this ancient city, which dates back thousands of years. Then on Day 3 we'll discover Jerusalem's distinctly modern flair: a few museum trips will show us how this city has developed to become a metropolis of vibrant culture. Hotel (B)(B) • Visit Lions Gate • Visit Dolorosa • Visit Church of Holy Sepulchre

DAY 4 GALILEE We'll take a break from city life today to discover Israel's Galilee region, an area rich in history, religion & nature. On the way we'll visit the spiritual site of Nazareth & discover the region's ancient secrets. Hotel (B,D) • Visit Nazareth • Visit Deganya Bet • Tour of Tiberias • Boat Ride on Sea of Galilee

DAY 5 JERASH TO AMMAN This morning, we'll pass pine forests & olive groves until we reach the ancient Greco-Roman city of Jerash with Corinthian columns & ancient ruins. We'll pay a visit to the inspiring Iraq Al-Amir women's cooperative, before heading to Amman in Jordan for a little sightseeing. A city tour will show us Amman's highlights, including the Amphitheatre & the Citadel. Hotel (B,L,D) • Tour of the ancient city of Jerash • Visit Iraq Al-Amir women's co-operative & enjoy a lunch • City tour of Amman

GALILEE

DAY 6 PETRA If you weren't already in love with Jordan, you will be when we visit the Red Rose City of Petra. Framed by mountains & carved out by the Nabateans, we'll discover the Pharaoh's

Castle, the Triumphal Arch & the Monastery with a Local Guide. Hotel (B,D) • Visit of Petra & see main monuments including Pharaohs Castle, The Triumphal Arch, the Amphitheatre & the Monastery DAYS 7 - 8 EILAT On the road again, this time driving to the gorgeous desert vistas of Wadi Rum, where you'll be intoxicated by ancient riverbeds & pastel colours. We'll hop in a 4x4 for a desert tour before returning to Israel and the Red Sea resort of Eilat for some beachside chills. With a full next day to enjoy this coastal town we'll explore the Underwater Observatory, roam the Umm Rash Rash Memorial & take a late afternoon hike in the Red Canyon. Hotel (B,D)(B,D) • Visit Wadi Rum & take a 4x4 tour across the desert

PETRA

• Underwater Observatory • Umm Rash Rash Memorial • Hike the Red Canyon F Dive The Red Sea DAYS 9 - 10 TEL AVIV Today more ancient mystery awaits as we head for the ancient allure of the Dead Sea & a tour of the Negev. Then, we'll swap ancient for modern as we arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv in the evening. The next day is ours to explore Tel Aviv at our own pace. In a city inundated with beaches,

parks, museums, shopping centres & historical sites, boredom just simply isn't an option. Hotel (B)(B) • King Herod's Palace in Masada • Ein Gedi Oasis • A chance to float in The Dead Sea DAY 11 TEL AVIV After a filling Israeli breakfast, we'll wrap up our Middle Eastern escapade with sorrow. Don't forget to swap deets, we sense new adventures on the horizon… (B) END 10AM TEL AVIV

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2659

US$2715

End Jun 12

Start Jun 16 Jun 30 Jul 14

End Start Jun 26 Jul 28 Jul 10 Aug 11 Jul 24 Aug 25

US$2635

End Start Aug 07 Sep 08 Aug 21 Sep 04

US$2635

End Sep 18

US$2635

2019

Start Jun 02

2019

End May08 May15 May29

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019 | CODE:BBIJ | START JERUSALEM & FINISH TEL AVIV Start Apr 28 May05 May19

Start Sep 22

End Oct 02

US$2715

US$2579

Start Dec 08 Dec 29

US$2479

End Start Dec 18 2020 Jan 08 Jan 05 Jan 19

US$2479

End

Start Feb 02 Jan 15 Feb 16 Jan 29

US$2479

End Feb 12 Feb 26

2020

End Nov 06 Nov 20 Dec 04

2019

2019

WINTER 2019/20 | CODE:WWIJ | START JERUSALEM & FINISH TEL AVIV Start Oct 27 Nov 10 Nov 24

Start Mar 01 Mar 15

AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

The one that explores the birthplace of civilization in 11 days, from vibrant culture to ancient relics

End Mar 11 Mar 25

US$2555

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBIJ: Single room supplement of US$1180. WWIJ: Single room supplement of US$1089. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

CAPE, SAFARI & FALLS 11

FROM

3

DAYS

NEW TRIP

4 nights in hotels, 5 nights in African Lodges and 1 night Contiki Special Stay - luxury camping (twinshare dome tents) in the Chobe National Park

15 INCLUDED MEALS 10 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 4 dinners (D)

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PER DAY

COUNTRIES

10 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

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US$2365 US$215 *

ESSENTIALS Experienced Trip Manager & Local Guides. Sightseeing tours of major cities plus orientations in all other destinations. Private transportation, from coaches to safari vehicles, 2 internal flights. Local taxes, payments, service charges

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Table Mountain Cable Car • Wildlife spotting in National Parks • Walk along Victoria Falls

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Visit a Penguin Colony, Cape Town F Bungee Jumping, Victoria Falls F Sunset Cruise, Chobe River

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

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GOT MORE TIME?

Why not add on KilimanjaroMarangu, Kilimanjaro - Rongai or Zanzibar p.182

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

ZAMBIA

CHOBE

2

2

END

VICTORIA FALLS ZIMBABWE

BOTSWANA 3

Johannesburg ATLANTIC OCEAN

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

SOUTH AFRICA

INDIAN OCEAN

START

CAPE TOWN

CAPE TOWN

START 6PM CAPE TOWN

DAY 1ÌCAPE TOWN The adventure begins! Drop off your bags at the hotel & meet your Trip Manager & new Contiki fam in the lobby. We'll all walk across to the food market next door for your choice of dinner along with some drinks to get to know each other. Hotel (D)

3

DAYS 2Ì- 3ÌCAPE TOWN Our time here is dedicated to sightseeing, starting with a cable car ride up Table Mountain & a city tour of Cape Town. You have free time to explore the city or relax on the beach. On Day 3, take advantage of excursions to Cape Point & Boulders Beach or treat yourself to a local wine tour. (B)(B) • Visit Table Mountain • City Tour • Visit the Water Front F Cape Point & Boulders Beach Tour F Wine Tour

CAPE TOWN

CHOBE

DAYS 4Ì- 6ÌKRUGER NATIONAL PARK After a short flight to Johannesburg, we'll drive along the famed Panorama Route to Kruger National Park. The next 2 days will be dedicated to venturing through this game-dense Park from sunrise to sunset with breaks in the midday heat, to capture glimpses of Africa's Big Five while the air is cooler. African Lodge Hotel (B,D)(B)(B,D) • Full day game drives in Kruger National Park

DAYS 7Ì- 8Ì VICTORIA FALLS After a flight from Johannesburg, we'll arrive at Victoria Falls to explore one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. Opt for a bungee jump, river swing or zipline over the Zambezi river. On Day 8 you can sign up for white water rafting or a scenic helicopter flight. African Lodge (B)(L)(B) • Tour of one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World F Bungee Jump F Gorge Swing F Zip line over the mighty Zambezi River F River raft the Zambezi River (rated no.2 in the world) F Scenic Helicopter flight over the falls & neighbouring Game Reserve F Tribal Trap Escape room F The Boma - African Dinner & Drum Show

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

DAYS 9Ì- 10ÌCHOBE We leave the Falls behind & cross the border to Botswana & the Chobe National Park. Today is a non-stop action adventure spotting wildlife as we drive along the Chobe river, surrounded by wilderness that houses the largest density of elephants in the world. Our evening is topped off by a night sleeping under the African stars in our very own private Contiki site in the middle of Chobe National Park. (B,D)(B)(B) « Luxury Safari Camping Special Stay • Game Drive in Chobe National Park F Sunset game viewing Cruise

DAY 11ÌCHOBE It's time for our last breakfast together this morning then get ready for sad farewells at Kasane Airport or take a complimentary transfer back to Victoria Falls ready for your next adventure. (B) END 10AM KASANE AIRPORT OR 1PM VICTORIA FALLS

HOW MUCH & WHEN

■ ■ ■

US$2525

US$2525

End Jun 19 Jul 03

Start Jul 07 Jul 21 Aug 04 Aug 18

US$2365

End Jul 17 Jul 31 Aug 14 Aug 28

Start Sep 01 Sep 15 Sep 29

US$2365

End Sep 11 Sep 25 Oct 09

Start Oct 13 Oct 27 Nov 10

● ●

US$2399

End Oct 23 Nov 06 Nov 20

Start Nov 24 Dec 08 Dec 22

● ● ●

US$2415

End Dec 04 Dec 18 Jan 01

2020

End Start Apr 17 Jun 09 May08 Jun 23 May22 Jun 05

2019

2019

Start Apr 07 Apr 28 May12 May26

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019 | CODE:BBSA | START CAPE TOWN & FINISH KASANE/VIC FALLS Start 2020 Jan 05

End ●

Jan 15

US$2575

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$515. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. ● These trips will stay only in lodge accommodation during the 2 night stay in Chobe. There is no camping due to the rainy season. ■ Accommodation for these departures will be based on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, the remaining departures will be based on the Zimbabwean side. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#CAPESAFARIFALLS

VICTORIA FALLS

Places visited 1

AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

The one that combines Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Victoria Falls


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THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

#EASTAFRICASAFARI

AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

EAST AFRICA SAFARI 13

FROM

2

DAYS

NEW TRIP

2 nights in twin-share hotels, 2 nights in African Lodges & nights in Luxury Safari Tents including 8 nights in a Contiki Special Stay inside the Serengeti National Park

32 INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B) 10 lunches (L) 10 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

COUNTRIES

12 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

FROM

US$4169 US$321 *

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver/Guide team will take you around East Africa in 7 seater poptop safari vehicles & all local taxes & service charges

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Morning & afternoon Game drives in all National Parks in 7-seater pop-top safari vehicles • Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary Visit • Visit the Giraffe Centre

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Balloon Safari F Maasai Village Tour

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

SERENGETI, TANZANIA

TARANGIRE, TANZANIA

MASAI MARA, KENYA

LAKE ELEMENTAITA, KENYA


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SEE EVEN MORE

DAY 1ÌNAIROBI Touch down in Nairobi. You'll be greeted by a transfer rep & taken through the city in private transportationation to your accommodation for the night. Set your bags down at the hotel & feel the excitement build as your Trip Manager runs through the itinerary. This evening, head out for a local dinner with your new Contiki fam. Hotel

DAY 4ÌLAKE ELEMENTAITA We'll treat ourselves to one last morning drive in the Masai Mara before we head north, passing through Lake Naivasha where some scenes from the epic film ‘Out of Africa’ were shot. We wind up on the shores of Lake Elementaita for a buffet dinner & accommodation this evening. African Lodge (B,L,D) • See Lake Naivasha, film set for "Out of Africa"

1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

#EASTAFRICASAFARI

START 6PM NAIROBI

Want to explore even more of Africa? Combine with Cape, Safari & Falls p.176 & save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

LAKE ELEMENTAITA 1

UGANDA

KENYA

MASAI MARA SERENGETI

2

1 2

2 1

DAYS 5Ì- 6Ì AMBOSELI Today we are lucky enough to get up & close to some of Africa's biggest animals at the giraffe centre & elephant orphanage sanctuary, on our way to tonight's lodge at the edge of the Amboseli National Park. Next morning we'll set out for iconic shots of wildlife to a backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. You'll have the chance to do a Maasai village tour before tonight, when we enjoy a final Kenyan Bush Dinner. Luxury Safari Tents (B,L,D)(B,L,D) • Visit The Giraffe Centre • Elephant orphanage sanctuary visit F Maasai Village Tour

TARANGIRE

DAY 7ÌARUSHA Tanzania is calling & we're ready to explore! When we arrive in Arusha, you'll be delivered to the hotel to drop off your bags. Find yourself some local dinner before turning in for an early night. Part Two of our African Adventure starts tomorrow! Hotel (B) DAYS 8Ì- 9Ì TARANGIRE We’ll meet our Local Guides & jump into the safari vehicles. After we reach our lodge, we depart for an afternoon game drive in Tarangire National Park, famous for its giant Baobab trees & herds of elephant. Next morning,

MASAI MARA

AMBOSELI

END

ARUSHA

2

DAYS 2Ì- 3ÌMASAI MARA We’ll start with breakfast before meeting our Local Guides & loading up in the safari vehicles for the start of our great Masai Mara trip. We'll pass through the Great Rift Valley as we arrive at our lodge, with your first game drive in the afternoon. Day 3 is dedicated to a search for Africa's elusive big cats, with both a morning & evening game drive in the reserve famous for the Great Migration. Luxury Safari Tents (B,L,D)(B,L,D) • Afternoon Game Drive in the Masai Mara F Morning Balloon Safari

START

NAIROBI

1

NGOROGORO CRATER

MASAI MARA

INDIAN OCEAN

TANZANIA

an early start will give us a full day back in the park, in the hopes for a glimpse of its elusive predators & beautiful landscapes. African Lodge Luxury Safari Tents (B,L,D)(B,L,D) • Game Drive in Tarangire National Park DAYS 10Ì- 11Ì SERENGETI After breakfast we'll enjoy incredible valley & crater views as we drive toward & through the endless vast plains of the Serengeti. Tonight our accommodation is luxury Safari tents surrounded by wildlife under the stars of the African sky. On Day 5 we spend a full day seeking out the wildlife of Africa's plains, including wildebeest, zebra

& their pursuing predators. (B,L,D)(B,L,D) « Game Drive in the Serengeti National Park • Mto Wa Mbu Village Tour & local market visit F Balloon Safari DAY 12Ì NGOROGORO CRATER Enjoy some breakfast before we depart the Serengeti with a morning game drive on our way back to Ngorongoro Crater: an ancient volcano, boasting one of the highest densities of predators stalking the abundant wildlife enclosed inside the volcano's centre. A true natural wonder, only found in Africa. African lodge (B,L,D) « Game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater

DAY 13ÌARUSHA It's your last chance to do some souvenir shopping this morning, before we enjoy a final spectacular view of the Rift Valley on our way back to Arusha. With full hearts & memories made, it's time to say fond farewells to your new lifelong friends & to our African adventure. (B) • Rift Valley View • Africa Galeria Souvenir Shop visit END 1PM ARUSHA

GOT MORE TIME?

Why not add on KilimanjaroMarangu, Kilimanjaro - Rongai or Zanzibar p.182

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$4169

US$4339

US$4509

Start Sep 01 Sep 15 Sep 29 Oct 13

US$4509

End Sep Sep Oct Oct

13 27 11 25

Start Oct 27

US$4389

End Nov 08

Start Nov 10 Nov 24 Dec 08

US$4299

End Nov 22 Dec 06 Dec 20

Start Dec 22

US$4879

End Jan 03

2020

End Jul 19 Aug 02 Aug 16 Aug 30

2019

Start Jul 07 Jul 21 Aug 04 Aug 18

2019

End Jun 21

2019

Start Jun 09

2019

End May24

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019/20Ì| CODE:BBEAM | START NAIROBI & FINISH ARUSHA Start May12

AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

The one that combines the lush Kenyan plains & abundant Tanzanian wildlife in one, packed with all the essentials included

Start 2020 Jan 05

End Jan 17

US$4589

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$825. Trip starts 6:00pm in Nairobi & ends approx. 1:00pm in Arusha. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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KENYAN HIGHLIGHTS AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

7

1

DAYS

Unique Special Stays: 1 night in a twin-share hotel, 1 night in an African Lodge, & 4 nights in Luxury Safari twin-share tents

SEE EVEN MORE

FROM

US$1759 US$252 *

*

PER DAY

COUNTRY

6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

#KENYANHIGHLIGHTS

FROM

NEW TRIP

16 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

6 breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D)

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver/Guide team will take you around East Africa in 7 seater poptop safari vehicles & all Local taxes & service charges

Want to explore even more of Africa? Combine with Cape, Safari & Falls p.176 & save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

• Every Game Drive and all park fees to ensure you have the best chance of seeing Africa’s iconic wildlife • Visit The Giraffe Centre

F Balloon Safari F Maasai Village Tour

The one that gives you a week of pure Masai magic in picturesque Kenya Caption

KENYA

LAKE ELEMENTAITA 1

2

1

NAIROBI

MASAI MARA 2 1

Nightstops

MASAI MARA

START 6PM NAIROBI

DAY 1ÌNAIROBI Touch down in Nairobi! You'll be greeted by a transfer rep & taken through the city in private transportationation to your accommodation for the night. Set your bags down at the hotel & feel the excitement build as your Trip Manager runs through the itinerary. This evening, head out for a local dinner with your new Contiki fam. Hotel

NAIROBI

DAYS 2Ì- 3Ì MASAI MARA We’ll start with breakfast before meeting our Local Guides & loading up in the safari vehicles for the start of our great Masai Mara trip. We'll pass through

the Great Rift Valley as we arrive at our lodge, with your first game drive in the afternoon. Day 3 is dedicated to a search for Africa's elusive big cats, with both a morning & evening game drive in the reserve famous for the Great Migration. Luxury Safari Tents (B,L,D)(B,L,D) • Morning & afternoon game drives with a chance of seeing Lion & Cheetah F Balloon Safari Experience DAY 4ÌLAKE ELEMENTAITA We'll treat ourselves to one last morning drive in the Masai Mara before we head north, passing

AMBOSELI

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

through Lake Naivasha where some scenes from the epic film 'Out of Africa' were shot. We wind up on the shores of Lake Elementaita for a buffet dinner & accommodation this evening. African Lodge (B,L,D) • See Lake Naivasha, film setting for "Out of Africa" DAYS 5Ì- 6Ì AMBOSELI Today we are lucky enough to get up close & personal with some of Africa's biggest animals at the giraffe centre & elephant orphanage sanctuary, on our way to tonight's lodge at the edge of the Amboseli National Park. Next morning we'll set out for iconic shots of

wildlife to a backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro, before we drive back to Nairobi. Luxury Safari Tents (B,L,D)(B,L,D) • Visit The Giraffe Centre • Visit the orphaned baby elephants rehabilitation centre • Game drives in Amboseli National Park F Maasai Village Tour DAY 7ÌNAIROBI After a final breakfast, we’ll have one last opportunity of game viewing as we drive through Amboseli & then back up to Nairobi where the trip will end. (B) • Morning Game drive in Amboseli NP END 1PM NAIROBI

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$1759

US$1849

End Jul 13 Jul 27 Aug 10 Aug 24

Start Sep 01 Sep 15 Sep 29 Oct 13

US$1849

End Sep Sep Oct Oct

Start 07 Oct 27 21 05 19

US$1849

End Nov 02

Start Nov 10 Nov 24 Dec 08

US$1759

End Nov 16 Nov 30 Dec 14

Start Dec 22

US$2039

End Dec 28

2020

Start Jul 07 Jul 21 Aug 04 Aug 18

2019

End May18 Jun 15

2019

Start May12 Jun 09

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019/20Ì| CODE:BBKHM | START NAIROBI & FINISH NAIROBI Start 2020 Jan 05

End Jan 11

US$1859

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$385. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends at 1:00pm. Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure. Some travelers will be continuing their Contiki journey on the East Africa Safari trip. Why not join them if you have time. See p.178. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.


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DAYS

THE DETAILS

FROM

FROM

US$2355 US$337 *

PER DAY

COUNTRY

16 INCLUDED MEALS

6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

6 breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D)

ESSENTIALS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver/Guide team will take you around East Africa in 7 seater poptop safari vehicles & all local taxes & service charges

• Every Game Drive and all park fees to ensure you have the best chance of seeing Africa’s iconic wildlife

4.6 OVERALL RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Balloon Safari F Game Drive in Tarangire National Park

The one that will see you safari your way around Tanzania's wondrous wildlife SERENGETI, TANZANIA

SERENGETI

START 6PM ARUSHA

SERENGETI 2

NGOROGORO CRATER

1 1

ARUSHA

2

TARANGIRE

DAY 1ÌARUSHA Touch down in Africa at Kilimanjaro Airport & jump straight on the transfer to Arusha. You'll be greeted by a transfer rep who will deliver you to your hotel to drop off your bags & meet your crew. Your Trip Manager will run through the plan for the ultimate 7 days of African adventure ahead of you. Hotel (B)

TANZANIA

1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

DAYS 2Ì- 3Ì TARANGIRE We’ll meet our Local Guides & jump into the safari vehicles. After we reach our lodge, we depart for an afternoon game drive in Tarangire National Park, famous for its giant Baobab trees & herds of

elephants. Next morning, an early start will give us a full day back in the park, in the hopes for a glimpse of its elusive predators & beautiful landscapes. (B,L)(D) F Game Drive in Tarangire National Park

pursuing predators. (B)(L)(D,B)(L)(D) « Luxury Safari Tents Special Stay • Serengeti Game Drives • Mto Wa Mbu Village Tour & local market F Balloon Safari

DAYS 4Ì- 5Ì SERENGETI After breakfast we'll enjoy incredible valley & crater views as we drive toward & through the endless vast plains of the Serengeti. Tonight our accommodation is luxury Safari tents surrounded by wildlife under the stars of the African sky. On Day 5 we spend a full day seeking out the wildlife of Africa's plains, including wildebeest, zebra & their

DAY 6 NOROGORO CRATER Enjoy some breakfast before we depart the Serengeti with a morning game drive on our way back to Ngorongoro Crater: an ancient volcano, boasting one of the highest densities of predators stalking the abundant wildlife enclosed inside the volcano's centre. A true natural wonder, only found in Africa. African Lodge (B,L,D) • Game Drive

DAY 7ÌARUSHA It's our last chance to do some souvenir shopping this morning, before we enjoy a final spectacular view of the Rift Valley on our way back to Arusha. With full hearts & memories made, it's time to say fond farewells to your new lifelong friends & to our African adventure. (B) • Africa Galeria Souvenir Shop visit END 1PM ARUSHA

SEE EVEN MORE

Want to explore even more of Africa? Check out Cape, Safari & Falls & discover the wonders of Kenya too.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2355

US$2525

Start Jul 13 Jul 27 Aug 10 Aug 24

US$2605

End Jul 19 Aug 02 Aug 16 Aug 30

Start Sep 07 Sep 21 Oct 05 Oct 19

US$2605

End Sep Sep Oct Oct

13 27 11 25

Start Nov 02 Nov 16 Nov 30 Dec 14

US$2485

End Nov 08 Nov 22 Dec 06 Dec 20

Start Dec 28

US$2794

End Jan 03

2020

End Jun 21

2019

Start Jun 15

2019

End May24

2019

Start May18

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019/20Ì| CODE:BBTTM | START ARUSHA & FINISH ARUSHA Start 2020 Jan 11

End Jan 17

US$2675

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$440. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends at 1:00pm. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 13 day East Africa Safari. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travelers who have been traveling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group. For more ways to save see p.31. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.185.

#TASTEOFTANZANIA

1 night in twin-share hotels, 1 night in an African Lodge & 4 nights in Luxury Safari tents including a two night Special Stay in the middle of the Serengeti

*

AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

7

THE NUMBERS

NEW TRIP


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2 nights in hotels, 5 nights in twin-share tents set up & carried by Porters 18 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 6 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D) ESSENTIALS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • All meals, accommodation & guides

GOT MORE TIME Rongai & Managu climbs are ideally added to the end of Taste of Tanzania & East Africa Safari.

START 6PM KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

DAY 1ÌMOSHI TOWN You'll be collected from Kilimanjaro airport & taken to Our Hotel. Here you’ll have a climb briefing plus dinner. Hotel (D) DAY 2ÌSIMBA We'll drive through villages & coffee plantations to Nale Muru (1,950 m/6,398 ft). The hike begins! We'll climb from wide fields to a pine forest surrounded by wildlife until we reach Simba Camp (2,600 m/8,530 ft), with extensive views over the Kenyan plains. Tent (B,L,D)

NEW TRIP

6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 2 nights in hotels, 4 nights in multi-share mountain huts 15 INCLUDED MEALS 6 breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 4 dinners (D) ESSENTIALS An experienced Englishspeaking Local Guide with a team of Porters & Cooks. See p.185 for more info on our essentials NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • All meals, accommodation & guides

GOT MORE TIME Rongai & Managu climbs are ideally added to the end of Taste of Tanzania & East Africa Safari.

SEE CONTIKI.COM/KILIMANJARO-RONGAI FOR PRICING.

COUNTRY

DAY 3ÌKIKELEWA Load up on breakfast because today's hike will be approximately 6-7 hours walking. We spend the night resting up at camp at an altitude of 3600m. Tent (B,L,D) DAY 4Ì MAWENZI TARN We'll take a short & steep morning climb of 3-4 hours, with the afternoon to acclimatise & time to explore. Tent (B,L,D) DAY 5ÌKIBO HUT Today we cross the incredible lunar desert, approx 5-6 hours walking, to reach Kibo hut. Tent

SUMMER 2019/20Ì| CODE:BBKR | START KILIMANJARO AIRPORT & FINISH KILIMANJARO AIRPORT deps all year between Apr 01 Dec 31

DAY 6ÌHOROMBO (UHURU PEAK) The peak is calling! Rise & shine at midnight & prepare for departure before dawn. We'll reach Gilman's Point early morning for views of the crater & icecaps. Another 2 hours of hiking takes us to Kilimanjaro's true summit & Africa's highest point, Uhuru Peak, by 9 AM. Success! We descend back to the Horombo Huts for dinner & sleep. Tent (B,L,D)

Places visited 1

KENYA

Nightstops SIMB MBA BA

1

1 Uhuru Peak

1

1

HOROMBO HUT

DAY 7ÌMOSHI TOWN Wake up, pack, & descend through moorland & lush forests. Once we’re back to our hotel in Moshi, it’s definitely time for celebration! Hotel (B)

KIK KELEWA E A

MAWENZI TARN KIBO HUT 1

2 TANZANIA

MOSHI TOWN

DAY 8ÌMOSHI TOWN The morning transfer takes you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for a final goodbye. (B) END AFTER BREAKFAST KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

deps all year between Jan 1 Apr 30

NOTE: THIS TRIP DEPARTS FREQUENTLY WITH MULTIPLE DEPARTURES PER WEEK IN HIGH SEASON AND REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF TWO PEOPLE ON THE TRIP TO OPERATE- PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR AVAILABILITY OR REFER TO CONTIKI.COM/KILIMANJARO-RONGAI

KILIMANJARO

* Prices are per person based on multi-share, for more information see p.185. There needs to be a minimum of 2 travelers for the trip to run. Start 6:00pm at Kilimanjaro Airport & end after breakfast at Kilimanjaro Airport. These are small group tours & will not have a Contiki Trip Manager but a Local Guide. Note: This trip is not a Contiki exclusive product. Trips are subject to availability & are on request basis only. For travel insurance see p.185

MARANGU KILI CLIMB THE DETAILS

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HOW MUCH & WHEN

7

1

DAYS

START 6PM KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

DAY 1ÌMOSHI TOWN You'll be collected from Kilimanjaro airport & taken to Our Hotel. Here you’ll have a climb briefing, dinner, & time to prepare before bunking down for the night. Hotel (D) DAY 2Ì MARANGU HUT We set off from the National Park Gate at Marangu with 3-4 hours climbing altitude. Mountain Hut (B,L,D) DAY 3ÌHOROMBO We start with a steep ascent through the forest, opening out to grassy moorland. If we're lucky we'll get a good view of Kibo & Mawenzi peaks. After 4-6 hours of climbing

NEW TRIP

COUNTRY

SEE CONTIKI.COM/KILIMANJARO-MARANGU FOR PRICING.

we'll reach Horombo, our hut accommodation for tonight. Mountain Hut (B,L,D)

back to the Horombo Huts for dinner & sleep. Mountain Hut (B,L,D)

DAY 4ÌKIBO Today we climb gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi & Kibo. After 4-5 hours, we reach Kibo Hut (4,700 m.) Mountain Hut

DAY 6Ì MOSHI TOWN We re-trace our steps with a 5-6 hour walk through moorlands & through lush forest back to the National Park Gate. Once back to the hotel, it’s defintely time for a celebration. Hotel (B,L,D)

DAY 5ÌHOROMBO (UHURU PEAK) Rise & shine! Prepare for departure with flashlights & warm layers before dawn. Our aim is to reach Gilman's Point, 5-6 hours away, by sunrise. Another 2 hours of hiking past glaciers will take you to Kilimanjaro's true summit & Africa's highest point, Uhuru Peak. Success! We descend

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DAY 7ÌMOSHI TOWN Say goodbye to your trip mates & give yourself a huge pat on the back. The morning transfer takes you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for a final goodbye. (B)

Places visited 1

KENYA

Nightstops

Uhuru Peak

1

HOROMBO HUT

TANZANIA

KIBO HUT 2 1

MARANGU HUT

2

MOSHI TOWN

END AFTER BREAKFAST KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2019/20Ì| CODE:BBKM | START NAIROBI & FINISH ARUSHA deps all year between Apr 01 Dec 30

2020

#CONTIKIKILIMANJARO

#CONTIKIKILIMANJARO

An experienced Englishspeaking Local Guide with a team of Porters & Cooks. See p.185 for more info on our essentials

1

DAYS

2020

7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

8

2019

THE DETAILS

2019

AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

RONGAI KILI CLIMB

deps all year between Jan 1 Apr 30

NOTE: THIS TRIP DEPARTS FREQUENTLY WITH MULTIPLE DEPARTURES PER WEEK IN HIGH SEASON AND REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF TWO PEOPLE ON THE TRIP TO OPERATE- PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR AVAILABILITY OR REFER TO CONTIKI.COM/KILIMANJARO-MARANGU

KILIMANJARO

* Prices are per person based on multi-share, for more information see p.185. There needs to be a minimum of 2 travelers for the trip to run. Start 6:00pm & end after breakfast. These are small group tours & will not have a Contiki Trip Manager but a Local Guide. Note: This trip is not a Contiki exclusive product. Trips are subject to availability & are on request basis only.


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ZANZIBAR BEACH ESCAPE FROM

NEW TRIP

*

FROM

*

DAYS

COUNTRY

3 NIGHTS IN BEACH BUNGALOWS 3 nights in twin share beach bungalows

3 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

3 breakfasts (B)

Airport transfers are both included. See p.185 for more info on our essentials

F Spice tour/ Stone town by night

US$370

US$93 PER DAY

DAY 1ÌZANZIBAR And...relax! You’ll be picked up from Zanzibar Airport and transferred to your rustic bungalow, nestled up against the perfect white sands and unbelievable jewel-hued waters that make Zanzibar look like paradise. The next 3 nights are yours to get away from it all, with the only agenda item being beachside chill. Hotel DAYS 2Ì- 3ÌZANZIBAR The next couple of days are yours to spend living your best island

ZANZIBAR

DAY 4ÌZANZIBAR

life. Try exploring this chilled-out fishing village & sip a fresh coconut in the sun, sign up for a diving trip or swim in the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Hotel (B)(B)

Enjoy your last breakfast in this island paradise before check out at 10am. You'll be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your departure flight. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$480

US$480

US$370

US$480

2020

2020

2019

2019

US$420

2019/20

US$370

2019

2019

2019

SUMMER 2019/20Ì| CODE:BBZV | START ABEID AMANI KARUME INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT & FINISH ABEID AMANI KARUME INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT deps all year between deps all year between deps all year between deps all year between deps all year between deps all year between deps all year between deps all year between Apr 01 Jun 27 Jun 28 Aug 31 Sep 01 Sep 30 Oct 01 Oct 31 Nov 01 Dec 20 Dec 21 Jan 08 Jan 09 Jan 31 Feb 01 Apr 30

US$420

US$449

NOTE: THE ABOVE TRIP DEPARTS DAILY 1ST APRIL, 2019 - 30TH APRIL, 2020. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share, for twin-share accommodation, both persons must book at the same time. Single room supplement from US$110. Note: This trip is not a Contiki exclusive product. Got More time? Why not combine this trip with one of our other Africa trips, See p.172. For travel insurance see p.185.

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1

AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

4

CONTIKI.COM/ZANZIBAR-RESORT

ZANZIBAR RESORT ESCAPE FROM

4

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

*

US$330

NEW TRIP

FROM

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US$83 PER DAY

3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

3 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

3 nights twinshare luxurious resort style hotel accommodation

3 breakfasts (B)

Airport transfers are both included. See p.185 for more info on our essentials

F Spice tour/ Stone town by night

HOW MUCH & WHEN

ZANZIBAR

DAYS 2Ì- 3ÌZANZIBAR The next couple of days are yours to spend living your best island life. Try exploring Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site or swim in the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Hotel (B)(B)

DAY 4ÌZANZIBAR

Enjoy your last breakfast in this island paradise before check out at 10am. You'll be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your departure flight. (B)

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DAY 1ÌZANZIBAR Ready for total bliss? You’ve arrived in the home of white sand beaches, sparkling turquoise waters and the ancient seat of Sultans. You’ll be picked up from Zanzibar Airport and transferred to your luxurious resort-style hotel, equipped with all the essentials for spending your next 3 nights at leisure. Hotel

deps all year between Apr 01 ● Jan 31

2020

2019/20

SUMMER 2019/20Ì| CODE:BBZR | START ABEID AMANI KARUME INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT & FINISH ABEID AMANI KARUME INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

US$330

deps all year between Feb 01 ● Apr 30

US$350

NOTE: THE ABOVE TRIP DEPARTS DAILY 1ST APRIL, 2019 - 30TH APRIL, 2020. ● Easter supplements apply 17th - 21st April 2019 and 8th - 12th April 2020. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are per person based on twin-share, for twin-share accommodation, both persons must book at the same time. Single room supplement from US$150. Note: This trip is not a Contiki exclusive product. Got More time? Why not combine this trip with one of our other Africa trips, See p.172. For travel insurance see p.185

CONTIKI.COM/GORILLA-TREK NEW TRIP

START 7AM ENTEBBE AIRPORT, UGANDA

4

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

3 NIGHTS IN AFRICAN LODGES 3 nights in African Lodges

9 INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

3 breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D)

An experienced Driver/Guide & safari included

F Spice tour/ Stone town by night

SEE CONTIKI.COM/GORILLA-TREK FOR PRICING.

HOW MUCH & WHEN deps all year between Apr 1 Dec 31

2020

2019

SUMMER 2019/20Ì| CODE:BBGT | START ENTEBBE & FINISH ENTEBBE deps all year between Jan 1 Apr 30

NOTE: THIS TRIP DEPARTS FREQUENTLY WITH MULTIPLE DEPARTURES PER WEEK IN HIGH SEASON AND REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF TWO PEOPLE ON THE TRIP TO OPERATE- PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR AVAILABILITY OR REFER TO CONTIKI.COM/GORILLA-TREK.

DAY 1ÌBWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST RESERVE, UGANDA Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you'll be met by a rep who will introduce you to your team & driver guide. Today is spent driving from the Lake Victoria Basin to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, passing Ugandan villages & beautiful countryside before the Kigezui mountains. African Lodge (L,D) DAY 2ÌBWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST RESERVE This is the day you've been waiting for! After an early breakfast, we'll drive to the nearby park offices to attend a Gorilla briefing. Our incredible gorilla trek

begins. We’ll spend an enchanting and unforgettable hour with a mountain gorilla family here in the wilderness of their natural habitat. African Lodge (B,L,D) • Gorilla Trek, Incl up to 1 hour with Gorilla group F Community village visit (time permitting) F Batwa cultural experience (time permitting) DAY 3ÌLAKE MBURO After breakfast, we take a morning drive through terraced evergreen mountains & stop at Mantana Lake Tented Camp for lunch. A late afternoon game drive takes you wildlife-spotting, this time for Zebra, Impala, Topi, Cape Buffalo & other plains game. African Lodge (B,L,D) • Afternoon game drive

DAY 4ÌENTEBBE Rise & shine for a final morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. After breakfast you'll get driven back to Entebbe & dropped at the airport for your onward flight. It's goodbye for now but you'll leave with plenty of photos & memories to revisit this adventure for a long time to come. (B) END 1PM ENTEBBE AIRPORT

UGANDA

* See contiki.com/gorilla-trek for pricing. Prices are per person, if you are traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Trip starts 7:00am & ends approx 1:00pm. There needs to be a minimum of 2 travelers for the trip to run. Subject to Gorilla permit availability. Permits need to be purchased up front & are not refundable. If permits can only be acquired in the Ruhija sector then an additional fee will be charged. Note: This trip is not a Contiki exclusive product. Got More time? Why not combine this trip with one of our other Africa trips, See p.172. For travel insurance see p.185.

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GORILLA TREK


BOOKING CONDITIONS Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. YOUR VACATION RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected vacation. A contract is only made between you and us upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE a) Trip Prices: Are based on costs, tariffs, taxes, charges, levies and exchange rates as of July 18th, 2018. Should these change, the price of your vacation may increase. If the total price increases by more than 10%, you may cancel, without penalty, within 3 DAYS after we notify you of the increase. Except as explained below, we will not increase the price of your land vacation after we receive your full deposit for your land vacation. In exchange for this guarantee, no refund will be made if the cost factors described above are reduced. We reserve the right to recoverage from any increases in cruise line imposed fuel surcharges and in taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or its agencies. b) Airline Fuel Surcharges, Air-related Taxes, Fees & Restrictions, & Levies Imposed by any Government or its Agencies: As noted above, all quoted land and air prices include airline fuel surcharges and AirRelated Taxes and Fees, applicable as of July 18th, 2018. However, if the customer is notified of the potential for a price increase and we have received the customer’s written or verbal consent prior to accepting any payment, we reserve the right to recover from any increases in those surcharges. Any additional fees charged by the airlines, such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the passenger(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. See section 4.3 for details. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR TRIP 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel any trip departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 If a cancelation is made any time prior to the trip departure*, Contiki’s only liability will be to refund the passenger the amount it has received for the booking. Contiki will try and re-book the same or a similar trip and, where flights have been confirmed by Contiki, will attempt to confirm air seats for the new date selected, subject to availability. Contiki is not liable for any changes, amendment or cancelation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements purchased separately. 3.3 If an alternative trip is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki vacation without payment of any transfer fee. *Please Note: The start date constitutes the date indicated on Contiki’s invoice. If you do not join the trip on the start date then cancelation fees will be 100%. 3.4 If the change or cancelation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic 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 to your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancelations or rescheduling of any trip departure. 4. VACATION DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (September, 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 With respect to Contiki’s touring program Contiki will do our best, at our discretion, to select accommodations, sightseeing trips and transportation to give you good value for your money. 4.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve trip itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancelations. 4.4 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will assume any responsibility or liability if clients special meal requests are not fulfilled. 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. In some countries and on some coaches this service will not be available, in particular regional tours in Egypt, Southern & Eastern Africa, Israel & Jordan. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Contiki is responsible for properly arranging and conducting your vacation. 5.2 As a Trip Operator, Contiki makes arrangements with carriers, hoteliers and other independent suppliers to provide you with some or all of the travel services you purchase. These parties are independent suppliers over whom Contiki has no direct control. Unless caused by its own negligence, Contiki is not responsible for and accepts no liability in respect to any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of: a) personal injury, sickness, disease, accident or death, however caused, including without limitation, where same results from your conduct on vacation. b) loss or damage to or delay of baggage or other property unless resulting from Contiki’s negligence in which case Contiki’s liability shall be limited to the actual loss but in no event would exceed the total vacation cost. c) delays and loss as a result of government action, weather, mechanical breakdown, equipment failure, labor disputes, sickness, acts of war, insurrection, terrorism, Acts of God or any other causes beyond Contiki’s direct control. Contiki cannot be responsible for interruption of air carrier service due to airline default. d) acts or omissions, whether negligent or otherwise, of suppliers of services or their personnel (including, without limitation, transportation and accommodation services) or of any other person or body unless such a person or body is employed by us, or is an agent of ours, and is acting within the scope of his or her authority. In no event is Contiki liable for the acts or omissions of independent third party contractors or of its own employees or agents acting outside the scope of their duties. e) loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from any of the following: (i) any matter or topic described in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) inclusive above. (ii) your failure to obtain the necessary documentation to travel. (iii) your failure to arrive on time for initial departure or for connections within the trip or to stay within or join your trip at any time after initial departure. (iv) your leaving the trip prior to its completion. (v) the need for Contiki to change itineraries or substitute accommodations or services, provided that Contiki makes every effort to supply the most comparable services and accommodations available. (vi) cancelation of the vacation by Contiki provided that a full refund of all monies paid is made to you. (vii) Many of our activities are action and adventure orientated. Sports and similar activities inherently involve risks of injury greater than those that would be encountered if you were not participating in such, and therefore, by voluntarily taking part in any sports or other such activities, you thereby acknowledge and assume any of the risks inherent therein. In the absence of negligence on our part, or on the part of our agents and representatives, neither we nor they accept any responsibility for, and shall not be liable for, any injury, illness, damage, loss, accident, expense, delay or any other irregularity resulting from your participation in any of the activities made available to you. (viii) We take every reasonable precaution possible to assure your comfort, safety, and enjoyment while you are taking part in a Contiki vacation. Contiki vacations are for young 18-35 year old travelers who are in good health. A change of climate, food, time and varied cultural habits often affects travelers differently. We therefore recommend that you advise your doctor that you are taking one of our vacations and ask if he or she recommends anything for your trip, even for something as seemingly benign as an upset stomach. Since the brands of any medication to which you are accustomed may be unavailable in places to which you are traveling, we recommend you bring your own supply of any medication you will require and carry such medication in your hand luggage. Prescription drugs should be carried in the original labeled bottles. Should you fall ill during your Contiki vacation, we will make every reasonable effort to make prompt, sanitary, safe and proper medical care available to you. However, if at anytime or anywhere treatments of any sort are suggested to you that do not meet your needs or expectations, you should not hesitate to contact your own doctor. Also, please note that the same sorts of activities that can expose you to certain types of diseases at home can just as easily expose you to those same diseases abroad. This information is provided only for your convenience and we are not responsible or liable for any damages resulting from your failure to confirm or ascertain health information or medical precaution, if any, for the places which you will be visiting.

(ix) Contiki is responsible for taking care to arrange and conduct your vacation properly. With you in mind, we have accepted applications from and interviewed numerous potential employees, and then we select only those people whom we believe in our best judgement would be responsible and congenial, Trip Managers, Representatives and Drivers. Although we firmly believe, based on personal interviews and certain disclosures made to us by our employees, that all of our employees enjoy excellent health, we, like other trip operators, are legally unable to confirm this in most, if not all, instances.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. BOOKING YOUR TRIP 1.1 In order to reserve your vacation, a deposit of US$200, per person per trip, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that vacation. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the vacation price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. If paying by a third-party credit card your Contiki specialist will provide you a third-party authorization form that must be completely filled out and received by Contiki before payment can be received. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a deposit of US$200 per person for the first trip booked and then a deposit of US$200 for second and subsequent trips booked at the time of booking or the reservation will automatically be canceled. 1.3 To reserve your airfare, a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of US$350 per person is required at time of booking. Once your airfare is confirmed and Contiki has received your air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. Contiki reserves the right to issue your ticket based upon receipt of your land and air deposit. Any subsequent changes and/or revisions to your airline reservation after receipt of your deposit is subject to revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancelation fees. These fees are a minimum of $350, and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. 1.4 Gorilla Trek. If you wish to book a trip including the Gorilla Trek you will be required to make an additional non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. Your reservations agent will advise you of the additional amount required. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the vacation price must be paid by no later than 46 days before your scheduled vacation departure date which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. 2.2 Air Payment: Payment in full for your airfare booked in conjunction with your Contiki vacation may be required at time of booking. The Department of Transportation now requires Contiki to inform you of the following conditions. The package price is subject to change until it has been paid in full. When this happens, it is usually the result of increases in fuel surcharges and or government taxes. You must consent to the possibility that, until you pay for your package in full, your price could go up. Once you have paid in full we would only pass along increases in government taxes if applicable at that time. Bookings made directly with Contiki have 7 days from when the first invoice is sent to cancel the booking and request a refund, provided that the booking is still 45 days before trip start date. Bookings made through a travel agent are subject to standard booking conditions and do not qualify for a refund. 2.3 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have canceled and cancelation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.4 Tickets and other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment and required information are received by Contiki. 2.5 In the case of bookings made within 45 days of your start date, full payment is due at the time of booking. For bookings made within 21 days of the trip start date, documents can be emailed to the passenger at no additional charge or passenger can pay an expedited shipment fee (that varies by state) for physical documents. 2.6 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancelation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. It is your responsibility to ensure you meet your payment deadlines. 2.7 Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to trip start date* (providing full payment has been received). However, if physical travel documents are required the next day or earlier than 21 days prior to trip start date* (providing full payment has been received), an expediated shipment fee (that varies by state) will apply. Any documents delivered outside the USA will incur a minimum fee of $50. The actual cost will be advised at time of booking. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 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 applied 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. Offer 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 www.ttc.com/ brands/. Deposit 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 canceled in 2014, valid on trips up to end of 2019). FlexDeposit is not valid on existing bookings, has no cash value, and is non-refundable. FlexDeposit is not combinable with Early Booking Discounts or Last Minute Deals within 120 days of original travel date. 3.2 Notice of cancelation must be made verbally and will not be accepted via email or fax so that we can verify traveler identity. 3.3 Each traveler must call to cancel their own portion and cannot cancel another traveler on their behalf even if booked on the same reservation. Refunds will only be issued to the credit card holder(s) that made the payment(s). 3.4 The following scale of charges will apply when notice of cancelation, is given after booking is confirmed: KENYA & TANZANIA TRIPS: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE 45 days & over: .......................................................................................... Deposit is forfeited 44-31 days: .....................................................................................................50% of trip fare 30-16 days: .....................................................................................................75% of trip fare 15 days to day of departure: ........................................................................100% of trip fare UGANDA TRIPS: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE 45 days & over: .......................................................................................... Deposit is forfeited 44-31 days: .....................................................................................................50% of trip fare 30 days to day of departure: ........................................................................100% of trip fare SOUTHERN AFRICA TRIPS: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE 45 days & over: .......................................................................................... Deposit is forfeited 44-31 days: .....................................................................................................50% of trip fare 30-16 days: .....................................................................................................75% of trip fare 15 days to day of departure: ........................................................................100% of trip fare SOUTH AFRICA FLIGHTS: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE 46 days & over: ..............................................................................................................No Fee 45-29 days: ................................................................................................50% of flight ticket 28 days to day of departure: ..................................................................100% of flight ticket EUROPE COACH TRIPS PERIOD OF NOTICE* No. of days prior to trip departure..................Cancelation Fee as a % of the total trip price 46 days or more............................................................$200 See FlexDeposit* (Section 3.1) 45-22 days .................................................................................................... 25% of trip price 21-8 days ...................................................................................................... 30% of trip price 7-1 days......................................................................................................... 50% of trip price Day of departure .........................................................................................100% of trip price Extra night hotel accommodations that are canceled within 14 days of booked date will incur 100% cancelation fee, outside 14 days the following fees will be charged: 45-22 days .................................................................................................................25% 21-15 days .................................................................................................................30% Where the percentage cancelation fee is less than the trip deposit, the cancelation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancelation falls within the terms of any vacation insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. AIR ARRANGEMENTS These cancelation charges apply for airline arrangements made by Contiki: Prior to ticketing a service fee of $50 per person plus any airline imposed penalties. After ticketing a service fee of $75 per person plus any airline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value. 3.5 Any cancelation of additional services booked prior to and after your trip or resort booking, such as pre- and post-accommodations and transfers, that are canceled within 14 days of the trip departure incur a 100% cancelation fee.

3.6 These cancelation fees are in addition to any cancelation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. All cancelation policies valid as at September 6th, 2018 and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at time of booking. 3.7 Please note that Contiki is not liable for any cancelation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from the air and land included package. *Please note: the trip start date constitutes the date indicated on Contiki’s confirmation. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternate departure date of any available trip, you may do so subject to availability. 4.2 If the change is requested outside of 46 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 cancelation and normal cancelation fees will apply (as detailed in section 3). However trip deposits can be used as credit to a new trip, see FlexDeposit. 4.4 A name change to a different person will be treated as a cancelation. 4.5 A fee will be charged for any alteration to airline arrangements made by Contiki as per clause 3 5. VACATION DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodations, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Clients must be aged between 18 & 35 inclusive to travel on Contiki trips. Contiki’s vacations are specifically planned for those in the 18-35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities on a Contiki trip are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding the age groups, you should discuss this thoroughly with Contiki staff personnel. 5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all passengers. Contiki welcomes passengers with disabilities. However, please note the following: • Passengers are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of any physical, medical or other needs that require accommodation. A traveler information form must be completed prior to final payment. • All guests must ensure they are medically and 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, within the age range of 18-35, capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger 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 passenger’s expense. Contiki is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on the trip, or for the quality of the care or services received. • Passengers should be aware some trips include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the trip, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodations on international trips may differ from those in the United States. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers traveling on international trips. • Contiki may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s terms and conditions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a trip. Passengers agree not to hold Contiki or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the vacation. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Trip Manager or Representative has to make a decision in your best interest or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Trip Manager or Representative and the laws of the country in which you are traveling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Trip Manager’s or Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well-being of other members on the trip or the smooth operation of the vacation itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the trip. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travelers and any Contiki Representatives have the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well-being or inappropriate behavior by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your vacation. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodations. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff and/or a Contiki Trip Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organizations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected vacation 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 while on the trip (including accommodations, 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 and films of you while you are on vacation and that these may be used in our Group brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect to the vacation, you should inform the Contiki Representative during the course of the vacation and if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavors to do so during the vacation, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the vacation but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Email complaints to help@contiki.com. Any claims made after the 42 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10.1 The agreement arising between the passenger and the Operators under this brochure and the booking made by the passenger shall be governed by the law of the State of California, County of Orange, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the case of any dispute between the parties. 5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity and enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs. 6. TRAVEL INSURANCE Travel insurance is strongly recommended on our trips & we have some of the best deals on rates. Visit contiki.com/insurance. It is strongly recommended that you take out comprehensive insurance coverage for cancelation, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki vacation. We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancelation, 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 circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancelation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the vacation.

With the insurance of Aon Affinity we are able to offer comprehensive travel insurance at group discount rates (see details on p.185). If you wish to have this valuable protection, please advise your Travel Agent to request the insurance and to include the cost of insurance within 14 days of making reservation or before final payment is made, whichever comes first. Please note there will be no travel insurance provided unless you request it from your Travel Agent and the payment is forwarded to Contiki. Complete details of the coverage limitations and exclusions are included with your vacation invoice. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a vacation after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the trip. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE Airfares (unless you purchase a land+air package), air-related taxes and fees passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Trip Managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, and optional excursions. For more go to https://www. contiki.com/faq-luggage 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any vacation be canceled 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 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”) and the maximum weight of 44lbs (20 kilos) 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 and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorized officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the trip operating company. At any time and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international 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 passengers & luggage. Enrollment in & payment for a trip shall constitute agreement & acceptance by the passenger 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 aircrafts, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers and other service providers are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, and other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. While 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 handicapped clients (see also 5.3 under Vacation Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a vacation from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however; Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 1.7 The agreement arising between the passenger and the Operators under this brochure and the booking made by the passenger shall be governed by the law of The State of California, County of Orange, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the case of dispute between the parties. 1.8 In the case of computer or human billing error we reserve the right to reinvoice passenger with correct billings. 2. The USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. Contiki Vacations shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of The Travel Corporation who, as an Active Member of the USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Contiki Vacations customers in the unlikely event of Contiki Vacations bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by The Travel Corporation and shared among its affiliates may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Contiki Vacations. More details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10001, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com. 3. VALIDITY The programs advertised in this brochure are valid from March 2019 to March 2020. 4. OPERATING COMPANIES Contiki Holidays Ltd, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 2JH, with the exception of the Great Britain & Ireland trips described on p.102-105, the 3 & 5 day London Explorer packages, Hogmanay & St. Patrick’s Day trips described on p.167 & 171 all of which are operated by Contiki Travel (UK) Ltd. The principal operator of the Croatia Island Escape & Croatian Island Hopper products featured on p.148-151 is Katarina Lines. The operator of the Turkish sailing product featured on p.153 is Barbaros Yachting, Turkey. The operator of the Greek cruise product is Celestyal Cruises. Greek Sailing on p.152 is operated by Siva Travel. Terms & conditions specific to these Operators will apply (available on request). All companies can substitute any vessel & provide an alternative itinerary. Please note that Contiki utilises ground handlers to assist with the operation of our products. These ground handlers include: ARP for Eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania including Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar, Uganda). Springbok Atlas for South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Diesenhaus Unitours for Israel & Jordan. 5. 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 Asia Ltd, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 2JH. This brochure was published in September, 2018 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market.


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BEFORE YOU BOOK WHAT’S INCLUDED THE ESSENTIALS All accommodation, transportation, and a good handful of meals are included in the cost of your Contiki trip (in most regions we offer breakfast every day, plus a cherry-picked selection of authentic and tasty meals). On top of this, we also include in your trip price our No Regrets Inclusions, which are basically the sights and activities we think you just can’t afford to miss (eg. wine tasting in the Tuscan Hills to get you started). And then of course you also get our expert and highly trained team of Contiki staff; our Trip Managers, Drivers, On-road Cooks (Camping Trips) and On-Site Team Members throughout our properties in Europe. Plus our modern, air-conditioned Contiki coaches with Wifi, charging points, bathroom, TV and sound systems. We also include sightseeing tours of all major cities. Plus orientations in all other destinations. Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges and ferry crossing fees.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED Flights to and from your start and end destination are not included in the cost of your trip. These can be booked independently, or added on during the booking process either online or with your travel agent. 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 additional experiences you can get involved in during your free time on trip, 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.

up to 6 weeks and a fee is normally charged, so don’t leave this one until the last minute. We recommend you apply for all visas through your travel agent or visa service before commencing your travel journey.

SCHENGEN VISAS The majority of our Europe trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries – e.g. Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand – can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. Schengen visas can be issued for single entry or multiple entries. If your trip travels outside of the Schengen area at any point you will require a multiple entry visa. The trips that require multiple entry Schengen visas are listed below: Road to Athens plus 3-day Greek Island Cruise, Road to Athens plus Eastern Mediterranean Cruise, European Dream, European Explorer, European Adventurer, Ultimate European, Spanish Spree, Iberian Peninsula & Morocco, Spain Morocco & Portugal, Adriatic Unearthed (start Rome), Adriatic Unearthed (start Split), Adriatic Horizons, Adriatic Spirit, Best of Balkans (start Split), Best of Balkans (start Budpaest), Balkans Discovery, The Mini Balkan, Spotlight on Greece plus 3-day Greek Island Cruise, Scandinavia & Russia Plus, Scandinavia (end Stockholm), Scandinavia (end Helsinki), Russia Plus (start Stockholm), Russia Plus (start Helsinki) Mediterranean Escape plus 4-day Greek Island Cruise, The Northern Trek, The Original, and Island Cruising & Santorini. VISAS FOR NON-SCHENGEN COUNTRIES Some of our trips also visit countries that are not covered by the Schengen Agreement. You may require visas for countries including Belarus, Botswana, Egypt, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom & Zimbabwe. Depending on your nationality it may be possible to obtain visas for Botswana, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania & Zimbabwe upon arrival – you should check before you depart for your trip.

IMPORTANT 1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged. 2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience. 3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent or local consular services before you leave home. 4. Contiki will provide you with visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

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Flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the price. As detailed within our Booking Conditions (p.184) 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 are essential for entering certain countries. It’s up to you to be responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Run this by your travel agent (if applicable) or check out a visa service well in advance to determine if/which visas you will require and how to obtain them. Remember, visas can take

PACKING

HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING?

For our European 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 go on the coach with you. Metal frame backpacks are not advised as their bulky shape makes packing the coach tricky plus they are more likely to damage other luggage. • On Camping trips, the maximum dimensions are 70cm x 45cm x 23cm (28” × 18” x 9”) with a maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs). • If you are traveling on Iconic Essentials or Camping trips, you’ll need a towel.

• On Ski Austria trips starting in London, you can bring one pair of boots & skis or a snowboard to be placed under the coach. • On East Africa, Kenyan Highlights, Taste of Tanzania, Zanzibar Resort Escape, Zanzibar Beach Escape & Gorilla Trek you can bring one soft-sided bag (duffle bag or similar) with a maximum weight of 15kg (30lbs) plus one piece of small day pack per person. No hard-sided suitcases are permitted & weight is strictly enforced. • On Rongai & Marangu Kili Climbs baggage is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in. • If your trip starts in London, you have the option of storing your excess luggage the day or evening before the trip departs. The Contiki Basement offers luggage storage as does the Royal National Hotel (for hotel guests only) for a nominal fee. • On trips with included flights as part of the itinerary, your luggage should not exceed the weight restrictions imposed by airlines. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred for overweight luggage. You are responsible for carrying your own luggage. Luggage is at the owner’s risk and insurance is strongly recommended.

IS THERE A DRESS CODE? On a day-to-day basis we recommend comfortable, casual clothing. Some trips do include bar/club or more formal evening activities, in this case packing a few more evening appropriate pieces is a good call. If you’re jetting off to a sunny location, you’ll most likely have a beach day or a hotel pool, so swimwear is essential. If you’re traveling to areas where the culture and religion is different to your own, it’s important to be respectful of this and cover up, in particular if you are going to churches, temples, or places of worship.

WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR MY TRIP? Dependent on where you are going and the time of the year, you may need to pack swimwear, scarfs, sweaters, appropriate footwear or evening wear. Warm clothing is always a good call, even in the summertime as temperatures can get chilly. If you are traveling with us to Africa, Jordan or Israel, you will receive a separate packing list in your trip documentation. Check out our packing list on contiki.com/FAQ. For more packing and tips, head to contiki.com/six-two.

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 cancelation, personal injury and medical expenses before you travel with Contiki. We advise you to get travel insurance that covers cancelation, personal liability and loss of personal property. It’s also super important to check that your insurance covers all of the activities you’ll be partaking in, particularly any adventure activities for all you adrenaline junkies. Visit contiki.com/insurance for more information on this.

DO YOU SELL TRAVEL INSURANCE? We sure do. Contiki travel insurance can cover you for the duration of your trip as well as any

days you are traveling pre or post your Contiki trip. For a full quote on what Contiki offers, send us an email or give us a call.

CONTIKI’S TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN PROVIDING YOU WITH “ANY REASON” CANCELATION FLEXIBILITY: Contiki Travel Protection - designed with the following: PRICED AT: TRIPS UP TO $2,000 - $129 PER PERSON. PRICED AT: TRIPS UP TO $2,001 - $3,500: $169 PER PERSON. PRICED AT: TRIPS UP TO $3,501 - $5,000: $179 PER PERSON. PRICED AT: TRIPS UP TO $5,001 OR GREATER: $199 PER PERSON. NOTE: Prices are subject to change without notice. SECTION I: TRIP CANCELATION WAIVER Provided by Contiki* The Trip Cancelation Waiver offers guests the opportunity to receive a refund from Contiki for the otherwise non-refundable trip costs prepaid to Contiki if you need to cancel due to illness, injury, death, subpoena, jury duty, job transfer and more. * For New York residents, Trip Cancelation benefits are underwritten by Arch Insurance Company, with administrative offices in Jersey City, NJ; NAIC #1150 under Policy Form series LTP 2013 and applicable amendatory endorsements. The Contiki “Any Reason” Cancelation Waiver If you purchase Travel Protection you will receive the Contiki “Any Reason” Cancelation Waiver allows you to cancel your trip 24 hours or more before your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible under the Trip Cancelation Waiver provisions. When a cancelation that is not eligible under the Trip Cancelation Waiver provisions occurs during a penalty period, your cancelation penalty will be refunded in Contiki Travel Certificates, with the balance of the refund made either in cash or by credit card credit. Notice to New York residents: The “Any Reason” Cancelation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Travel Insurance Benefits. Contact 1-888-722-2195 for details. SECTION II: TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS Underwritten by ARCH Insurance Company** Trip Interruption: Up to Total Trip Cost. Trip Delay: Up to $1,000 ($150/day). Baggage Protection: Up to $2,500. Baggage Delay: Up to $500. Medical Expense: Up to $50,000. Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to $50,000. Accidental Death and Dismemberment: $25,000. Air Flight Accidental Death and Dismemberment: $100,000 ** Travel Insurance Benefits are underwritten by Arch Insurance Company, with administrative offices in Jersey City, NJ; NAIC #1150 under Policy Form series LTP 2013. SECTION III: WORLDWIDE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE - Services provided by On Call International. CareFree™ Travel Assistance, Medical Assistance, Emergency Services – services available 24/7. This plan provides insurance coverage that applies only during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker. The above information is a summary – a plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you – we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection questions, please call our plan administrator at 1-866-580-4871. You may also view the plan at https:// affinitytravelcert.com/docs/ctp


SLEEPING WHERE WILL I STAY? HOTELS: Our hotel accommodation is always twinshare, staying in 3 & 4* hotels, many of which are centrally located, with great facilities. Twin-share is 2 people sharing, either traveling together or as a same-sex room match. We also offer upgrades to single rooms for a supplement, but please note that on rare occasions the availability of single rooms at some hotels can be limited. We also offer a reduced price triple-share option – either three people traveling together, or as a triple-share same-sex room match. Note: On rare occasions 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.

HOSTELS: Our hostels are some of the newest & best in Europe. They’re same-sex quad-share dormitories (on occasion with 6 bedded dormitories). Our hostels are conveniently located and offer great extras as part of the experience, like bars, entertainment areas, laundry facilities, etc.

SPECIAL STAYS: Our Special Stays accommodation is exclusive to Contiki. Special Stays: are a combination of samesex twin & quad-share depending on the destination, but never more than 4 people sharing. Travelers must bring their own towel. No sleeping bags are required. These are a mixture of Contiki’s own properties or Cabin Villages, they are NOT hotels & our travelers are asked to assist with serving meals & washing up, it’s all part of the adventure. All Special Stays have hot showers, a bar, & WiFi. Most have laundry facilities & in some destinations, pools. As well as our Contiki-only On-Site Team.

CONTIKI CABIN VILLAGES: Contiki Cabin Villages are located within some of Europe’s best campsites, each with private facilities. Travelers must bring their own towel and our travelers are asked to assist with serving meals & washing up, it’s all part of the fun. Contiki Village facilities can include pools, WiFi in some locations, clothes washing facilities, and restaurants, as well as our Contiki-only On-Site Team.

facilities. These boats feature a dining room, bar & sundecks. On our traditional gullets in Turkey, travelers will be in twin-share cabins with private facilities or on occasion communal facilities. On our small sailing yachts in Greece, we offer twin berth accommodation with shared facilities. Trains: On some trips, we use trains. On our Egypt trip (BBEG only), two people share a two-berth coachette with shared facilities. On other trips, these details are outlined on the individual itineraries. Overnight ferries: On overnight ferries, trips are provided with allocated airline style seating on deck.

SKI & BOARD HOLIDAYS: Both our ski & board packages stay at our Contiki Special Stopover, the Austrian Gasthof. Refer to p.166-169 for details.

Our accommodation is modern twoperson tents with built-in ground sheets & air mattresses at some of Europe’s best campsites. All campsites have hot water, bathroom facilities in shower blocks & many have clothes washing facilities, pools, WiFi, bars & shops. The standard of campsites in Europe can depend on location & should not be compared to those elsewhere around the world. On our camping trips, travelers need to take down & erect tents that are carried on the coach and travelers must also bring their own sleeping bag & towel. Travelers are asked to assist with preparing meals & washing up, it’s all part of the fun.

CRUISING & OTHER:

Sailing trips: We offer a variety of sailing options from cruise ships and traditional sailing cruise boats to small sailing yachts. On our cruising trips in Greece, we offer single, twin or quad-share options all with private facilities. These cruise ships offer restaurants, pools, bars & nightly entertainment on board. On our traditional sailing cruise boats in Croatia travelers will be in twin-share cabins with private

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.192 & by visiting: contiki.com/freedomguarantee contiki.com/flexdeposit

FESTIVALS: Some trips offer ‘multi-share’ accomodation. These rooms may be for up to 8 people with shared facilities & at times may be mixed gender.

AFRICA: Our African trips stay in a variety of accomodation styles including Hotels, Safari Lodges and Luxury Safari Tents. All of which are of a very high standard within the countries you are traveling. The Kili Climb trips and our one night in Chobe on the Cape, Safari & Falls trip will be very basic camping fitting to the location, however, these locations will be some of the most spectacular of the trip.

QUAD-SHARE ACCOMMODATION: On our Scandinavia & Russia trips advertised with hostel style accommodation and all Iconic Essentials trips, you are accommodated in samesex quad-share accommodation. Where possible we try to accommodate male/female couples with other male/female couples, however due to passenger numbers and rooming availability this cannot be guaranteed in all locations. We have free upgrades to twin share accommodation on these trips at certain locations but again this cannot be guaranteed. Please note on these trips, with the exception of the Russia trips, you will need to bring a towel.

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 travelers can choose when they start their trip and how long they travel for. You can check what trips are part of a bigger trip on the actual trip page.

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CAMPING:

swap onto another trip or even change your trip for a different region entirely, that’s all possible, without incurring fees*.

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.

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

PAYING FOR YOUR TRIP DO I HAVE TO PAY ALL AT ONCE WHEN I BOOK? If you are booking your trip well in advance of the departure date, you only need to pay the deposit upon first booking, and then just ensure you have paid off the entire amount 45 days prior to departure from the USA. If you are booking 45 days or less before the trip departure date, you will need to pay the full amount of the trip up front.

BOOKING SECURITY Contiki has been running trips for young people since 1962 & is a member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). USTOA includes all the major tour operators who are financially bonded for your security & who maintain the highest standards. Contiki is also a member of the National Tour Association (NTA) & the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). With the guarantees of these organizations, you know your vacation & money are secure with Contiki. 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. WARDROBE CREDITS Models wardrobe and styling from imagery in the Amalfi Coast is provided by River Island @riverisland PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS Photos courtesy of © Poseidon Hotel, Athens p.17 Hotel Room & p.98 Sky Bar. Photos courtesy of © Athens President Hotel p.17 Twin Room. Photos courtesy of © Ibis Central, Prague p.34 Hotel Room & Hotel Reception. Photos courtesy of © Berghotel Trübsee. p.34-p.35 Hotel Lobby. Photos courtesy of © Accor Ibis La Vilette, Paris p.34 Hotel Reception. Photos courtesy of © Cristal Cruises p.61 Cruise Boat. Photos courtesy of © A & O Hostel, Venice p.64 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Hostel Koisi, San Sebastián p.64 Hotel Bar. Photos courtesy of © Generator Hostel, Madrid p.64 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Divani Palace Hotel, Corfu p.98 Twin Room. Photos courtesy of © Los Angeles Hotel, Granada p.98 Hotel Pool. Photos courtesy of © Oriel Hotel, Cork, Ireland p.98-p.99 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © @rockstarphotographers p.162-p.163 & p.164 Sziget Festival. Photos courtesy of © Itamar Grindberg p.174-175 Dead Sea & Galilee. Photos courtesy of © Noam Chen p.174-p.175 Jerusalem.

NOW THAT YOU’VE BOOKED REGISTER AT MY CONTIKI 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.

GET YOUR TRAVEL DOCS AT MY CONTIKI Care about saving the planet just like we do? You can now download your travel docs to your phone or computer straight from My Contiki. After registering your details, your docs will be available for download approximately 21 days before your trip departs. Still want paper docs? We can do that too but you’ll still need to register for your trip first at My Contiki.

FEATURES OF MY CONTIKI Think of My Contiki as your one-stop-shop for everything you may need before, during or after your trip. • Before you go: Check out your full trip itinerary, pay off your trip in multiple instalments, download your travel documents, get updates on your trip and meet your Trip Manager and fellow travel pals. • During your trip: Get daily updates from your Trip Manager, chat with your new BFFs & share pics with your family & friends back home. • Back at home: Stay in touch with your Contiki fam, relive the memories through sharing photos & get exclusive access to past passenger deals. Visit contiki.com/mycontiki now to start unlocking these delicious features.

WHERE DOES MY TRIP START? Information on your trip start and end points can all be found at My Contiki, or in the documents sent to you 21 days prior to departure. If you are unsure or want clarification on this, please give your travel agent or our reservations team a call.

WHAT IS A KICK-START MEETING? Every trip has a kick-start meeting, hosted by the Trip Manager, which happens either the night before the trip is due to start (if starting early the next day), or in the evening of the first day of the trip (if the trip starts later in the day). The kick-start meeting is where you will meet some of your group for the first time, as well as your Trip Manager. In this meeting, your Trip Manager will give you an overview of how things work on Contiki, a health and safety briefing, as well as take all necessary information/ documentation they may need from you.

IʼM ARRIVING LATE, DOES IT MATTER IF I MISS THE KICK-START? It’s not essential to be at the kick-start meeting, and we get that sometimes your flight might be arriving late, or you want to spend the day exploring a new city. If you are not able to make it, just let the Contiki reservations team know in advance and make sure you know all the necessary departure details for the following morning. Your Trip Manager will post these in the hotel/hostel lobby, so just look out for them (and take a picture if you’re the type to forget).


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W H E R E W I L L YO U G O ? WHATʼS THE CONTIKI BASEMENT? The Contiki Basement is our super cool, homeaway-from-home London launchpad, located in the basement of the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London. This is also the London base for Contiki trips in Europe, and the meeting point for Contiki trips starting in London.

CAN I SEE A LIST OF THE ACCOMMODATION FOR EACH TRIP? Once you’ve booked your Contiki, you will be given a full accommodation list detailing all the places you’ll be staying on your trip. Prior to booking, you can check out the types of accommodation you could be sleeping in by region, at contiki.com/accommodation.

WIFI WILL THERE BE WIFI AT OUR ACCOMMODATION? Yup! Don’t stress about keeping connected to all your friends and family from afar; almost all accommodation Contiki stays at offers free WiFi, so you can gram/snap/chat to your heart’s content.

WILL THERE BE WIFI ON THE CONTIKI COACHES? There sure is. Most of our coaches offer 60mb free WiFi per day to keep you up to date while on the road. However, this isn’t unlimited, so save any heavy internet usage (watching videos etc.) for when you get to your accommodation.

HOW CAN I STAY ONLINE DURING MY TRIP? Chat to your phone provider about any deals you can use to lower your roaming charges, or buy a local SIM card upon arrival into the region you will be visiting.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS ARE FREE TIME ADD-ON ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE COST OF MY TRIP? No, these experiences are an additional cost and are not included in the price of your Contiki trip. However, thanks to our long-standing relationships with suppliers, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are getting the best deal when booking one of our Add-Ons.

MONEY WHAT WILL I NEED MONEY FOR ON TRIP? In terms of spending money, you’ll need to budget for the following: • Any meals (normally lunches and dinners) that are not included. If you search for your trip at contiki.com, you’ll be able to see the total number of meals included in the cost of your trip. • 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 Travelers, 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 exclusive offers.

NO COMPULSORY TIPPING REWARD ONLY EXCELLENCE! Every country in the world has different tipping policies. Within Europe it is customary to tip roughly 10-15% of the bill in table service restaurants, cafés, bars and in a taxi. All other tipping is 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. Tip what you think is right.

HEALTH DO I NEED VACCINATIONS FOR EUROPE? At the time this brochure went to press (September, 2018), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up-todate information with your travel agent or doctor prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines, antibiotics.

A 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, about 21 days before your trip departs. Your Trip Manager will take you through all of the available options at the start of your trip so you can decide if you want to do any of these awesome experiences once you’ve got the full down low.

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 a PIN attached. Using a credit or debit card is convenient, and can save you money on withdrawal fees & poor exchange rates! You can pay using most credit & debit cards like Visa, Mastercard & AMEX. Note: It’s a good idea to let your bank know you’re traveling & check if there is a daily transaction limit, so you always have access to money when you need it. Note: In a few destinations we cannot accept credit card payment, like African trips, Croatia, Israel, Jordan Russia & Turkey trips. Ask your Trip Manager for details when you start your trip.

DO I NEED VACCINATIONS FOR AFRICA? In general when traveling in Africa we recommend you consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information, necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. Yellow Fever: A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. It may be asked on arrival but when crossing between Kenya and Tanzania (land or air) you WILL have to present it and may even be asked for it to re-enter your home country. A Yellow Fever certificate is therefore NECCESARY to acquire prior to departing your home country. Malaria: Preventative and anti-malarial medication is highly advised.

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 cancelation. 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.

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European Magic 10 days 36 European Discovery 13 days 37 London to Berlin 13 days 38 European Encounter 17 days 40 Road to Athens + options 18 days 42 Road to Rome 14 days 42 European Impressions 20 days 44 European Inspiration 20 days 46 European Dream 21 days 48 Road To Croatia 15 days 50 Road to Paris 8 days 51 European Vistas 24 days 52 Winter Wanderer 25 days 54 European Panorama 29 days 56 European Explorer + Options 34 days 58 ICONIC ESSENTIALS

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Ibiza & Beyond 9 days 66 European Horizon 11 days 67 European Highlights 15 days 68 European Whirl 19 days 69 European Experience 21 days 70 London to Athens 22 days 72 London to Rome 17 days 74 London to Athens + Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape 30 days 74 Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape 9 days 75 European Trail 24 days 76 Eastern Rocker 9 days 77 Eastern Trail 9 days 78 Western Rocker 8 days 78 Trail to Rome 17 days 79 Trail to London 16 days 80 European Quest 26 days 81 Western Quest 9 days 82 Mediterranean Quest 10 days 83 Eastern Quest 11 days 83 Quest to Rome 17 days 84 Quest to London 19 days 85 European Escapade 26 days 86 European Contrasts 30 days 88 European Adventurer 38 days 90 Ultimate European + options 46 days 92 IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

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Iceland 4 days 100 Fire & Ice 6 days 101 Ireland 8 days 102 Scotland & Ireland 13 days 102 England & Scotland 10 days 103 Scotland 6 days 103 Great Britain & Ireland 17 days 104 Mediterranean Escape 10 days 106 Mediterranean Escape + Greek Island Hopping 22 days 107 Mediterranean Escape + 4 Day Greek Island Cruise 14 days 107 Greek Island Hopping 13 days 108 Mediterranean Highlights 13 days 110 112 Simply Italy 12 days Italian Espresso 8 days 114 Fiestas & Siestas 12 days 115 Spanish Spree 14 days 116 Spain, Morocco & Portugal 15 days 117 Iberian Pen & Morocco 21 days 118

Morocco 5 days Egypt & the Nile 8 days Adriatic Unearthed Start Rome 15 days Adriatic Unearthed Start Split 16 days Adriatic Horizons 8 days Adriatic Spirit 9 days Best of Balkans Start Split 15 days Best of Balkans Start Budapest 16 days Balkans Discovery 11 days The Mini Balkan 6 days Spotlight on Greece 4 days Spotlight on Greece + Greek Island Hopping 16 days Spotlight on Greece + 3 day Greek Island Cruise 8 days Spotlight on Greece + Greek Sailing 13 days Turkish Delight 7 days Turkish Adventure 14 days Eastern Road 13 days Berlin to Budapest 13 days Scandinavia & Russia Plus 23 days Scandinavia 13 days Russia Plus 14 days Best of Russia 8 days

120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 131 131 132 133 134 136 138 140 142 143 144

SAILING Island Cruising & Santorini 9 days Croatian Island Hopper North 8 days Croatian Island Hopper South 9 days Croatian Island Escape 9 days Greek Sailing 8 days Turkish Sailing 8 days CAMPING

147 148 149 150 152 153 154

The Southern Trail 22 days The Northern Trek 27 days The Original 46 days

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SKI & SNOWBOARD

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Ski Plus 8/15 days Ski Only 7/14 days Mini Ski Austria 4 days The Ski Austria Weekender 5 days

160 160 161 161

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS 162 Sziget Festival 10 days Oktoberfest 4/5/6 or 7 days ANZAC Odyssey 5 days Contiki In London 3/5 days London for New Year 4 days Berlin for New Year 4 days Paris for Christmas 4 days Amsterdam for Christmas 4 days Amsterdam for Easter 4 days Paris for New Year 4 days Amsterdam for New Year 4 days Amsterdam for Kings Day 4 days St. Patrick’s Day 4 days Hogmanay 5 days AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST

164 165 166 167 168 168 169 169 169 170 170 170 171 171 172

Israel & Jordan Uncovered 11 days 174 Cape, Safari & Falls 11 days 176 East Africa Safari 13 days 178 Kenyan Highlights 7 days 180 Taste of Tanzania 7 days 181 Rongai Kili Climb 8 days 182 Marangu Kili Climb 7 days 182 Zanzibar Beach Escape 4 days 183 Zanzibar Resort Escape 4 days 183 Gorilla Trek 4 days 183

EUROPE ALBANIA 1 Adriatic Spirit 9 days p.125 1 Adriatic Unearthed 15 days p.122 1 European Adventurer 38 days p.90 1 European Explorer 34 days p.58 1 The Northern Trek 27 days See web 1 The Original 46 days See web AUSTRIA 7/14 w Austria Ski Only 7/14 days p.160 8/15 w Austria Ski Plus 8/15 days p.160 3 w Berlin to Budapest 13 days p.136 1 w Eastern Quest 11 days p.83 2 Eastern Road 13 days p.134 1 w Eastern Rocker 9 days p.77 1 w Eastern Trail 9 days p.78 4 European Adventurer 38 days p.90 3 European Contrasts 30 days p.88 1 w European Discovery 13 days p.37 1 w European Encounter 17 days p.40 4 European Escapade 26 days p.86 2 European Experience 21 days p.70 2 European Explorer 34 days p.58 1 European Horizon 11 days p.67 3 European Panorama 29 days p.56 1 w European Quest 26 days p.81 2 w European Trail 24 days p.76 4 w European Vistas 24 days p.52 1 European Whirl 19 days p.69 4 w Mini Ski Austria 4 days p.161 1 w Quest to London 19 days p.85 2 Road to Athens 18 days p.42 2 Road to Rome 14 days p.42 4 w Ski Austria Weekend 4 days p.161 2 Sziget Festival 10 days p.164 2 The Northern Trek 27 days See web 2 The Original 46 days See web 1 w Trail to London 16 days p.80 2 w Trail to Rome 17 days p.79 3 Ultimate European 46 days p.92 2 w Winter Wanderer 25 days p.54 BELARUS 1 Russia Plus 14 days p.142 1 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 23 days p.138 BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA 2 Balkans Discovery 11 days p.128 2 Best of Balkans 15 days p.126 BULGARIA 1 The Northern Trek 27 days 1 The Original 46 days 1 Ultimate European 46 days

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CROATIA 2 Adriatic Horizons 8 days p.124 1 Adriatic Spirit 9 days p.125 3 Adriatic Unearthed 15 days p.122 3 Balkans Discovery 11 days p.128 5 Best of Balkans 15 days p.126 7 Croatian Island Escape 9 days p.150 7 Croatian Island Hopper 8 days p.148 3 European Adventurer 38 days p.90 2 European Dream 21 days p.48 3 European Explorer 34 days p.58 2 Road To Croatia 15 days p.50 2 The Mini Balkan 6 days p.129 3 The Northern Trek 27 days See web 3 The Original 46 days See web CZECH REPUBLIC 3 w Berlin to Budapest 13 days p.136 2 w Eastern Quest 11 days p.83 2 Eastern Road 13 days p.134 2 w Eastern Rocker 9 days p.77 2 European Contrasts 30 days p.88 2 European Dream 21 days p.48 2 w European Encounter 17 days p.40 2 w European Inspiration 20 days p.46 2 w European Quest 26 days p.81 2 w European Trail 24 days p.76 2 w European Vistas 24 days p.52 2 European Whirl 19 days p.69 2 w Quest to London 19 days p.85 2 Sziget Festival 10 days p.164 2 The Northern Trek 27 days See web 2 The Original 46 days See web 2 w Trail to Rome 17 days p.79 2 w Winter Wanderer 25 days p.54 DENMARK 2 Scandinavia 13 days p.140 2 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 23 days p.138

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EGYPT 7 w Egypt & The Nile 8 days p.121 6 Ultimate European + Egypt 46 days p.94 ENGLAND 3 w England & Scotland 10 days p.103 3 w Great Britain & Ireland 17 days p.104 4 w London NYE 4 days p.168 FINLAND 1 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 23 days p.138 FRANCE 7 European Adventurer 38 days p.90 6 European Contrasts 30 days p.88 2 w European Discovery 13 days p.37 2 European Dream 21 days p.48 2 w European Encounter 17 days p.40 6 European Escapade 26 days p.86 5 European Experience 21 days p.70 5 European Explorer 34 days p.58 5 European Highlights 15 days p.68 2 European Horizon 11 days p.67 5 European Impressions 20 days p.44 2 w European Inspiration 20 days p.46 2 w European Magic 10 days p.36 5 European Panorama 29 days p.56 5 w European Quest 26 days p.81 2 w European Trail 24 days p.76 2 w European Vistas 24 days p.52 2 European Whirl 19 days p.69 7 London to Athens 22 days p.72 7 London to Rome 17 days p.74 3 Mediterranean Highlights 13 days p.110 2 w Mediterranean Quest 10 days p.83 3 w Paris for Christmas 4 days p.169 3 w Paris for New Year 4 days p.170 2 w Quest to London 19 days p.85 5 w Quest to Rome 17 days p.84 2 Road to Athens 18 days p.42 2 Road to Paris 8 days p.51 2 Road to Rome 14 days p.42 6 The Original 46 days See web 6 The Southern Trail 22 days See web 2 w Trail to London 16 days p.80 7 Ultimate European 46 days p.92 3 w Western Quest 9 days p.82 2 w Western Rocker 8 days p.78 5 w Winter Wanderer 25 days p.54 GERMANY 3 w Berlin NYE 4 days p.168 3 w Berlin to Budapest 13 days p.136 2 w Eastern Quest 11 days p.83 2 Eastern Road 13 days p.134 2 w Eastern Rocker 9 days p.77 2 European Adventurer 38 days p.90 2 European Contrasts 30 days p.88 3 w European Discovery 13 days p.37 2 European Dream 21 days p.48 2 w European Encounter 17 days p.40 2 European Escapade 26 days p.86 2 European Experience 21 days p.70 2 European Explorer 34 days p.58 2 European Highlights 15 days p.68 2 European Horizon 11 days p.67 2 European Impressions 20 days p.44 4 w European Inspiration 20 days p.46 2 w European Magic 10 days p.36 2 European Panorama 29 days p.56 2 w European Quest 26 days p.81 2 w European Trail 24 days p.76 2 w European Vistas 24 days p.52 3 European Whirl 19 days p.69 3 w London to Berlin 13 days p.38 4-7 Oktoberfest 4/5/6 or 7 days p.165 2 w Quest to London 19 days p.85 1 Road to Athens 18 days p.42 2 Road To Croatia 15 days p.50 1 Road to Rome 14 day p.42 2 Sziget Festival 10 days p.164 3 The Northern Trek 27 days See web 3 The Original 46 days See web 2 w Trail to Rome 17 days p.79 2 Ultimate European 46 days p.92 3 w Winter Wanderer 25 days p.54 GREECE 3 Adriatic Spirit 9 days 3 Adriatic Unearthed 15 days 5 European Adventurer 38 days 3 European Contrasts 30 days 5 European Explorer + Greek Island Cruising 34 days 5 European Explorer + Mykonos Island 34 days 3 European Panorama 29 days 12 Greek Island Hopping 13 days 7 Greek Sailing 8 days

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

CAMPING

p.125 p.122 p.90 p.88 p.61 p.60 p.56 p.108 p.152

8 7 4 2 3 3 2 3 4 7

Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape 9 days p.75 Island Cruising & Santorini 9 days p.147 London to Athens 22 days p.72 Mediterranean Escape 10 days p.106 Road to Athens 18 days p.42 Spotlight on Greece 4 days p.130 The Northern Trek 27 days See web The Original 46 days See web The Southern Trail 22 days See web Ultimate European 46 days p.92

HUNGARY 2 Balkans Discovery 11 days p.128 3 w Berlin to Budapest 13 days p.136 2 Best of Balkans 15 days p.126 2 Eastern Road 13 days p.134 2 w Eastern Trail 9 days p.78 2 European Dream 21 days p.48 2 Road To Croatia 15 days p.50 3 Sziget Festival 10 days p.164 2 The Northern Trek 27 days See web 2 The Original 46 days See web 2 w Trail to London 16 days p.80 2 w Trail to Rome 17 days p.79 2 Ultimate European 46 days p.92 ICELAND 5 w Fire & Ice 6 days 3 w Iceland 4 days

p.101 p.100

IRELAND 7 w Great Britain & Ireland 17 days p.104 7 Ireland 8 days p.102 3 w St. Patrick’s Day 4 days p.171 ITALY 4 Adriatic Horizons 8 days p.124 2 Adriatic Spirit 9 days p.125 6 Adriatic Unearthed 15 days p.122 2 w Eastern Quest 11 days p.83 2 w Eastern Trail 9 days p.78 6 European Adventurer 38 days p.90 6 European Contrasts 30 days p.88 4 w European Discovery 13 days p.37 1 European Dream 21 days p.48 5 w European Encounter 17 days p.40 6 European Escapade 26 days p.86 6 European Experience 21 days p.70 6 European Explorer 34 days p.58 4 European Highlights 15 days p.68 1 European Horizon 11 days p.67 2 European Impressions 20 days p.44 6 w European Inspiration 20 days p.46 2 w European Magic 10 days p.36 6 European Panorama 29 days p.56 8 w European Quest 26 days p.81 5 w European Trail 24 days p.76 5 w European Vistas 24 days p.52 5 European Whirl 19 days p.69 7 w Italian Espresso 8 days p.114 6 London to Athens 22 days p.72 6 London to Rome 17 days p.74 3 Mediterranean Escape 10 days p.106 5 Mediterranean Highlights 13 days p.110 6 w Mediterranean Quest 10 days p.83 8 w Quest to London 19 days p.85 6 w Quest to Rome 17 days p.84 6 Road to Athens 18 days p.42 1 Road to Paris 8 days p.51 6 Road to Rome 14 days p.42 11 w Simply Italy 12 days p.112 7 The Original 46 days See web 7 The Southern Trail 22 days See web 5 w Trail to London 16 days p.80 2 w Trail to Rome 17 days p.79 6 Ultimate European 46 days p.92 3 w Western Rocker 8 days p.78 5 w Winter Wanderer 25 days p.54 MACEDONIA 1 The Northern Trek 27 days 1 The Original 46 days

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MOROCCO 5 w Iberian Pen & Morocco 21 days p.118 4 w Morocco 5 days p.120 5 w Spain, Morocco & Portugal 15 days p.117 NETHERLANDS 3 w Amsterdam for Xmas 4 days 3 Amsterdam for Easter 4 days 3 Amsterdam for Kings Day 4 days 3 w Amsterdam for NYE 4 day 2 w Eastern Quest 11 days 2 w Eastern Rocker 9 days 2 European Adventurer 38 days 2 European Contrasts 30 days 1 w European Discovery 13 days

SKI & SNOWBOARD

SAILING & CRUISE

p.169 p.169 p.170 p.170 p.83 p.77 p.90 p.88 p.37

2 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

European Dream 21 days p.48 w European Encounter 17 days p.40 European Escapade 26 days p.86 European Experience 21 days p.70 European Explorer 34 days p.58 European Highlights 15 days p.68 European Horizon 11 days p.67 European Impressions 20 day p.44 w European Inspiration 20 days p.46 w European Magic 10 days p.36 European Panorama 29 days p.56 w European Quest 26 days p.81 w European Trail 24 days p.76 w European Vistas 24 days p.52 European Whirl 19 days p.69 w London to Berlin 13 days p.38 w Quest to London 19 days p.85 Road To Croatia 15 days p.50 The Northern Trek 27 days See web The Original 46 days See web w Trail to Rome 17 days p.79 Ultimate European 46 days p.92 w Winter Wanderer 25 days p.54

NORWAY 5 Scandinavia 13 days p.140 5 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 23 days p.138 POLAND 2 Eastern Road 13 days p.134 2 w Eastern Trail 9 days p.78 2 w European Trail 24 days p.76 4 w European Vistas 24 days p.52 2 Russia Plus 14 days p.142 2 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 23 days p.138 2 w Trail to London 16 days p.80 2 w Trail to Rome 17 days p.79 PORTUGAL 4 w Fiestas & Siestas 12 days p.115 2 w Iberian Pen & Morocco 21 days p.118 2 w Spain, Morocco & Portugal 15 days p.117 RUSSIA 7 Best of Russia 8 days p.143 7 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 23 days p.138 SCOTLAND 5 w England & Scotland 10 days p.103 5 w Great Britain & Ireland 17 days p.104 3/4 w Hogmanay NYE 5 days p.171 SERBIA 1 Best of Balkans 15 days p.126 2 European Dream 21 days p.48 2 Road To Croatia 15 days p.50 1 Ultimate European + Egypt 46 days p.94 1 Ultimate European + Greek Islands 46 days p.95 SLOVENIA 1 Adriatic Horizons 8 days 1 Adriatic Unearthed 15 days 1 Best of Balkans 15 days 1 w Eastern Trail 9 days 1 European Adventurer 38 days 1 European Dream 21 days 1 w European Trail 24 days 1 The Mini Balkan 6 days 1 Road to Paris 8 days 1 w Trail to London 16 days 1 w Trail to Rome 17 days

p.124 p.122 p.126 p.78 p.90 p.48 p.76 p.129 p.51 p.80 p.79

SPAIN 2 European Adventurer 38 days p.90 2 European Escapade 26 days p.86 2 European Explorer 34 days p.58 5 European Impressions 20 days p.44 2 European Panorama 29 days p.56 7 w Fiestas & Siestas 12 days p.115 13 w Iberian Pen & Morocco 21 days p.118 8 Ibiza & Beyond 9 days p.66 2 London to Athens 22 days p.72 2 London to Rome 17 days p.74 4 Mediterranean Highlights 13 days p.110 4 w Quest to Rome 17 days p.84 7 w Spain, Morocco & Portugal 15 days p.117 13 w Spanish Spree 14 days p.116 2 The Original 46 days See web 2 The Southern Trail 22 days See web 2 Ultimate European 46 days p.92 4 w Western Quest 9 days p.82 2 w Winter Wanderer 25 days p.54

SWEDEN 1 Russia Plus 14 days p.142 2 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 23 days p.138 2 Scandinavia 13 days p.140 SWITZERLAND 2 European Adventurer 38 days p.90 2 European Contrasts 30 days p.88 1 w European Discovery 13 days p.37 2 w European Encounter 17 days p.40 2 European Escapade 26 days p.86 2 European Experience 21 days p.70 2 European Explorer + Greek Island Cruise 34 days p.61 2 European Horizon 11 days p.67 2 European Impressions 20 days p.44 2 w European Inspiration 20 days p.46 1 w European Magic 10 days p.36 2 European Panorama 29 days p.56 2 w European Trail 24 days p.76 2 w European Vistas 24 days p.52 2 European Whirl 19 days p.69 1 Road to Athens 18 days p.42 1 Road to Rome 14 days p.42 2 The Northern Trek 27 days See web 2 The Original 46 days See web 2 w Trail to London 16 days p.80 2 Ultimate European + Egypt 46 days p.94 2 w Western Rocker 8 days p.78 2 w Winter Wanderer 25 days p.54 TURKEY 4 ANZAC Odyssey 5 days p.166 2 European Explorer + Greek Island Cruising 34 days p.61 1 Mediterranean Escape + 4 Day Cruise 14 days p.107 1 Road to Athens + 3 day Greek Island Cruise 22 days p.43 3 The Northern Trek 27 days See web 3 The Original 46 days See web 13 Turkish Adventure 14 days p.133 6 Turkish Delight 7 days p.132 7 Turkish Sailing 8 days p.153 4 Ultimate European 46 days p.92

AFRICA KENYA 6 East Africa Safari 13 days 6 Kenyan Highlights 7 days

p.178 p.180

TANZANIA 6 East Africa Safari 13 days 6 Taste of Tanzania 7 days 7 Rongai Kili Climb 8 days 6 Marangu Kili Climb 7 days 3 Zanzibar Beach Escape 4 days 3 Zanzibar Resort Escape 4 days

p.178 p.181 p.182 p.182 p.183 p.183

BOTSWANA 2 Cape, Safari & Falls 11 days

p.176

ZIMBABWE 2 Cape, Safari & Falls 11 days

p176

UGANDA 3 Gorilla Trek 4 days

p.183

SOUTH AFRICA 6 Cape, Safari & Falls 11 days

p.176

THE MIDDLE EAST JORDAN 2 Israel & Jordan Uncovered 11 days

p.174

ISRAEL 2 Israel & Jordan Uncovered 11 days

p.174

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS 1 NIGHTS PER COUNTRY w THESE TRIPS ALSO OPERATE IN WINTER


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W H E R E W I L L YO U G O ? WHATʼS THE CONTIKI BASEMENT? The Contiki Basement is our super cool, homeaway-from-home London launchpad, located in the basement of the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London. This is also the London base for Contiki trips in Europe, and the meeting point for Contiki trips starting in London.

CAN I SEE A LIST OF THE ACCOMMODATION FOR EACH TRIP? Once you’ve booked your Contiki, you will be given a full accommodation list detailing all the places you’ll be staying on your trip. Prior to booking, you can check out the types of accommodation you could be sleeping in by region, at contiki.com/accommodation.

WIFI WILL THERE BE WIFI AT OUR ACCOMMODATION? Yup! Don’t stress about keeping connected to all your friends and family from afar; almost all accommodation Contiki stays at offers free WiFi, so you can gram/snap/chat to your heart’s content.

WILL THERE BE WIFI ON THE CONTIKI COACHES? There sure is. Most of our coaches offer 60mb free WiFi per day to keep you up to date while on the road. However, this isn’t unlimited, so save any heavy internet usage (watching videos etc.) for when you get to your accommodation.

HOW CAN I STAY ONLINE DURING MY TRIP? Chat to your phone provider about any deals you can use to lower your roaming charges, or buy a local SIM card upon arrival into the region you will be visiting.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS ARE FREE TIME ADD-ON ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE COST OF MY TRIP? No, these experiences are an additional cost and are not included in the price of your Contiki trip. However, thanks to our long-standing relationships with suppliers, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are getting the best deal when booking one of our Add-Ons.

MONEY WHAT WILL I NEED MONEY FOR ON TRIP? In terms of spending money, you’ll need to budget for the following: • Any meals (normally lunches and dinners) that are not included. If you search for your trip at contiki.com, you’ll be able to see the total number of meals included in the cost of your trip. • 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 Travelers, 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 exclusive offers.

NO COMPULSORY TIPPING REWARD ONLY EXCELLENCE! Every country in the world has different tipping policies. Within Europe it is customary to tip roughly 10-15% of the bill in table service restaurants, cafés, bars and in a taxi. All other tipping is 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. Tip what you think is right.

HEALTH DO I NEED VACCINATIONS FOR EUROPE? At the time this brochure went to press (September, 2018), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up-todate information with your travel agent or doctor prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines, antibiotics.

A 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, about 21 days before your trip departs. Your Trip Manager will take you through all of the available options at the start of your trip so you can decide if you want to do any of these awesome experiences once you’ve got the full down low.

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 a PIN attached. Using a credit or debit card is convenient, and can save you money on withdrawal fees & poor exchange rates! You can pay using most credit & debit cards like Visa, Mastercard & AMEX. Note: It’s a good idea to let your bank know you’re traveling & check if there is a daily transaction limit, so you always have access to money when you need it. Note: In a few destinations we cannot accept credit card payment, like African trips, Croatia, Israel, Jordan Russia & Turkey trips. Ask your Trip Manager for details when you start your trip.

DO I NEED VACCINATIONS FOR AFRICA? In general when traveling in Africa we recommend you consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information, necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. Yellow Fever: A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. It may be asked on arrival but when crossing between Kenya and Tanzania (land or air) you WILL have to present it and may even be asked for it to re-enter your home country. A Yellow Fever certificate is therefore NECCESARY to acquire prior to departing your home country. Malaria: Preventative and anti-malarial medication is highly advised.

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 cancelation. 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.

ALL OUR TRIPS DISCOVERER

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European Magic 10 days 36 European Discovery 13 days 37 London to Berlin 13 days 38 European Encounter 17 days 40 Road to Athens + options 18 days 42 Road to Rome 14 days 42 European Impressions 20 days 44 European Inspiration 20 days 46 European Dream 21 days 48 Road To Croatia 15 days 50 Road to Paris 8 days 51 European Vistas 24 days 52 Winter Wanderer 25 days 54 European Panorama 29 days 56 European Explorer + Options 34 days 58 ICONIC ESSENTIALS

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Ibiza & Beyond 9 days 66 European Horizon 11 days 67 European Highlights 15 days 68 European Whirl 19 days 69 European Experience 21 days 70 London to Athens 22 days 72 London to Rome 17 days 74 London to Athens + Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape 30 days 74 Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape 9 days 75 European Trail 24 days 76 Eastern Rocker 9 days 77 Eastern Trail 9 days 78 Western Rocker 8 days 78 Trail to Rome 17 days 79 Trail to London 16 days 80 European Quest 26 days 81 Western Quest 9 days 82 Mediterranean Quest 10 days 83 Eastern Quest 11 days 83 Quest to Rome 17 days 84 Quest to London 19 days 85 European Escapade 26 days 86 European Contrasts 30 days 88 European Adventurer 38 days 90 Ultimate European + options 46 days 92 IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

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Iceland 4 days 100 Fire & Ice 6 days 101 Ireland 8 days 102 Scotland & Ireland 13 days 102 England & Scotland 10 days 103 Scotland 6 days 103 Great Britain & Ireland 17 days 104 Mediterranean Escape 10 days 106 Mediterranean Escape + Greek Island Hopping 22 days 107 Mediterranean Escape + 4 Day Greek Island Cruise 14 days 107 Greek Island Hopping 13 days 108 Mediterranean Highlights 13 days 110 112 Simply Italy 12 days Italian Espresso 8 days 114 Fiestas & Siestas 12 days 115 Spanish Spree 14 days 116 Spain, Morocco & Portugal 15 days 117 Iberian Pen & Morocco 21 days 118

Morocco 5 days Egypt & the Nile 8 days Adriatic Unearthed Start Rome 15 days Adriatic Unearthed Start Split 16 days Adriatic Horizons 8 days Adriatic Spirit 9 days Best of Balkans Start Split 15 days Best of Balkans Start Budapest 16 days Balkans Discovery 11 days The Mini Balkan 6 days Spotlight on Greece 4 days Spotlight on Greece + Greek Island Hopping 16 days Spotlight on Greece + 3 day Greek Island Cruise 8 days Spotlight on Greece + Greek Sailing 13 days Turkish Delight 7 days Turkish Adventure 14 days Eastern Road 13 days Berlin to Budapest 13 days Scandinavia & Russia Plus 23 days Scandinavia 13 days Russia Plus 14 days Best of Russia 8 days

120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 131 131 132 133 134 136 138 140 142 143 144

SAILING Island Cruising & Santorini 9 days Croatian Island Hopper North 8 days Croatian Island Hopper South 9 days Croatian Island Escape 9 days Greek Sailing 8 days Turkish Sailing 8 days CAMPING

147 148 149 150 152 153 154

The Southern Trail 22 days The Northern Trek 27 days The Original 46 days

See web See web See web

SKI & SNOWBOARD

156

Ski Plus 8/15 days Ski Only 7/14 days Mini Ski Austria 4 days The Ski Austria Weekender 5 days

160 160 161 161

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS 162 Sziget Festival 10 days Oktoberfest 4/5/6 or 7 days ANZAC Odyssey 5 days Contiki In London 3/5 days London for New Year 4 days Berlin for New Year 4 days Paris for Christmas 4 days Amsterdam for Christmas 4 days Amsterdam for Easter 4 days Paris for New Year 4 days Amsterdam for New Year 4 days Amsterdam for Kings Day 4 days St. Patrick’s Day 4 days Hogmanay 5 days AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST

164 165 166 167 168 168 169 169 169 170 170 170 171 171 172

Israel & Jordan Uncovered 11 days 174 Cape, Safari & Falls 11 days 176 East Africa Safari 13 days 178 Kenyan Highlights 7 days 180 Taste of Tanzania 7 days 181 Rongai Kili Climb 8 days 182 Marangu Kili Climb 7 days 182 Zanzibar Beach Escape 4 days 183 Zanzibar Resort Escape 4 days 183 Gorilla Trek 4 days 183

EUROPE ALBANIA 1 Adriatic Spirit 9 days p.125 1 Adriatic Unearthed 15 days p.122 1 European Adventurer 38 days p.90 1 European Explorer 34 days p.58 1 The Northern Trek 27 days See web 1 The Original 46 days See web AUSTRIA 7/14 w Austria Ski Only 7/14 days p.160 8/15 w Austria Ski Plus 8/15 days p.160 3 w Berlin to Budapest 13 days p.136 1 w Eastern Quest 11 days p.83 2 Eastern Road 13 days p.134 1 w Eastern Rocker 9 days p.77 1 w Eastern Trail 9 days p.78 4 European Adventurer 38 days p.90 3 European Contrasts 30 days p.88 1 w European Discovery 13 days p.37 1 w European Encounter 17 days p.40 4 European Escapade 26 days p.86 2 European Experience 21 days p.70 2 European Explorer 34 days p.58 1 European Horizon 11 days p.67 3 European Panorama 29 days p.56 1 w European Quest 26 days p.81 2 w European Trail 24 days p.76 4 w European Vistas 24 days p.52 1 European Whirl 19 days p.69 4 w Mini Ski Austria 4 days p.161 1 w Quest to London 19 days p.85 2 Road to Athens 18 days p.42 2 Road to Rome 14 days p.42 4 w Ski Austria Weekend 4 days p.161 2 Sziget Festival 10 days p.164 2 The Northern Trek 27 days See web 2 The Original 46 days See web 1 w Trail to London 16 days p.80 2 w Trail to Rome 17 days p.79 3 Ultimate European 46 days p.92 2 w Winter Wanderer 25 days p.54 BELARUS 1 Russia Plus 14 days p.142 1 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 23 days p.138 BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA 2 Balkans Discovery 11 days p.128 2 Best of Balkans 15 days p.126 BULGARIA 1 The Northern Trek 27 days 1 The Original 46 days 1 Ultimate European 46 days

See web See web p.92

CROATIA 2 Adriatic Horizons 8 days p.124 1 Adriatic Spirit 9 days p.125 3 Adriatic Unearthed 15 days p.122 3 Balkans Discovery 11 days p.128 5 Best of Balkans 15 days p.126 7 Croatian Island Escape 9 days p.150 7 Croatian Island Hopper 8 days p.148 3 European Adventurer 38 days p.90 2 European Dream 21 days p.48 3 European Explorer 34 days p.58 2 Road To Croatia 15 days p.50 2 The Mini Balkan 6 days p.129 3 The Northern Trek 27 days See web 3 The Original 46 days See web CZECH REPUBLIC 3 w Berlin to Budapest 13 days p.136 2 w Eastern Quest 11 days p.83 2 Eastern Road 13 days p.134 2 w Eastern Rocker 9 days p.77 2 European Contrasts 30 days p.88 2 European Dream 21 days p.48 2 w European Encounter 17 days p.40 2 w European Inspiration 20 days p.46 2 w European Quest 26 days p.81 2 w European Trail 24 days p.76 2 w European Vistas 24 days p.52 2 European Whirl 19 days p.69 2 w Quest to London 19 days p.85 2 Sziget Festival 10 days p.164 2 The Northern Trek 27 days See web 2 The Original 46 days See web 2 w Trail to Rome 17 days p.79 2 w Winter Wanderer 25 days p.54 DENMARK 2 Scandinavia 13 days p.140 2 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 23 days p.138

DISCOVERER

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

EGYPT 7 w Egypt & The Nile 8 days p.121 6 Ultimate European + Egypt 46 days p.94 ENGLAND 3 w England & Scotland 10 days p.103 3 w Great Britain & Ireland 17 days p.104 4 w London NYE 4 days p.168 FINLAND 1 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 23 days p.138 FRANCE 7 European Adventurer 38 days p.90 6 European Contrasts 30 days p.88 2 w European Discovery 13 days p.37 2 European Dream 21 days p.48 2 w European Encounter 17 days p.40 6 European Escapade 26 days p.86 5 European Experience 21 days p.70 5 European Explorer 34 days p.58 5 European Highlights 15 days p.68 2 European Horizon 11 days p.67 5 European Impressions 20 days p.44 2 w European Inspiration 20 days p.46 2 w European Magic 10 days p.36 5 European Panorama 29 days p.56 5 w European Quest 26 days p.81 2 w European Trail 24 days p.76 2 w European Vistas 24 days p.52 2 European Whirl 19 days p.69 7 London to Athens 22 days p.72 7 London to Rome 17 days p.74 3 Mediterranean Highlights 13 days p.110 2 w Mediterranean Quest 10 days p.83 3 w Paris for Christmas 4 days p.169 3 w Paris for New Year 4 days p.170 2 w Quest to London 19 days p.85 5 w Quest to Rome 17 days p.84 2 Road to Athens 18 days p.42 2 Road to Paris 8 days p.51 2 Road to Rome 14 days p.42 6 The Original 46 days See web 6 The Southern Trail 22 days See web 2 w Trail to London 16 days p.80 7 Ultimate European 46 days p.92 3 w Western Quest 9 days p.82 2 w Western Rocker 8 days p.78 5 w Winter Wanderer 25 days p.54 GERMANY 3 w Berlin NYE 4 days p.168 3 w Berlin to Budapest 13 days p.136 2 w Eastern Quest 11 days p.83 2 Eastern Road 13 days p.134 2 w Eastern Rocker 9 days p.77 2 European Adventurer 38 days p.90 2 European Contrasts 30 days p.88 3 w European Discovery 13 days p.37 2 European Dream 21 days p.48 2 w European Encounter 17 days p.40 2 European Escapade 26 days p.86 2 European Experience 21 days p.70 2 European Explorer 34 days p.58 2 European Highlights 15 days p.68 2 European Horizon 11 days p.67 2 European Impressions 20 days p.44 4 w European Inspiration 20 days p.46 2 w European Magic 10 days p.36 2 European Panorama 29 days p.56 2 w European Quest 26 days p.81 2 w European Trail 24 days p.76 2 w European Vistas 24 days p.52 3 European Whirl 19 days p.69 3 w London to Berlin 13 days p.38 4-7 Oktoberfest 4/5/6 or 7 days p.165 2 w Quest to London 19 days p.85 1 Road to Athens 18 days p.42 2 Road To Croatia 15 days p.50 1 Road to Rome 14 day p.42 2 Sziget Festival 10 days p.164 3 The Northern Trek 27 days See web 3 The Original 46 days See web 2 w Trail to Rome 17 days p.79 2 Ultimate European 46 days p.92 3 w Winter Wanderer 25 days p.54 GREECE 3 Adriatic Spirit 9 days 3 Adriatic Unearthed 15 days 5 European Adventurer 38 days 3 European Contrasts 30 days 5 European Explorer + Greek Island Cruising 34 days 5 European Explorer + Mykonos Island 34 days 3 European Panorama 29 days 12 Greek Island Hopping 13 days 7 Greek Sailing 8 days

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

CAMPING

p.125 p.122 p.90 p.88 p.61 p.60 p.56 p.108 p.152

8 7 4 2 3 3 2 3 4 7

Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape 9 days p.75 Island Cruising & Santorini 9 days p.147 London to Athens 22 days p.72 Mediterranean Escape 10 days p.106 Road to Athens 18 days p.42 Spotlight on Greece 4 days p.130 The Northern Trek 27 days See web The Original 46 days See web The Southern Trail 22 days See web Ultimate European 46 days p.92

HUNGARY 2 Balkans Discovery 11 days p.128 3 w Berlin to Budapest 13 days p.136 2 Best of Balkans 15 days p.126 2 Eastern Road 13 days p.134 2 w Eastern Trail 9 days p.78 2 European Dream 21 days p.48 2 Road To Croatia 15 days p.50 3 Sziget Festival 10 days p.164 2 The Northern Trek 27 days See web 2 The Original 46 days See web 2 w Trail to London 16 days p.80 2 w Trail to Rome 17 days p.79 2 Ultimate European 46 days p.92 ICELAND 5 w Fire & Ice 6 days 3 w Iceland 4 days

p.101 p.100

IRELAND 7 w Great Britain & Ireland 17 days p.104 7 Ireland 8 days p.102 3 w St. Patrick’s Day 4 days p.171 ITALY 4 Adriatic Horizons 8 days p.124 2 Adriatic Spirit 9 days p.125 6 Adriatic Unearthed 15 days p.122 2 w Eastern Quest 11 days p.83 2 w Eastern Trail 9 days p.78 6 European Adventurer 38 days p.90 6 European Contrasts 30 days p.88 4 w European Discovery 13 days p.37 1 European Dream 21 days p.48 5 w European Encounter 17 days p.40 6 European Escapade 26 days p.86 6 European Experience 21 days p.70 6 European Explorer 34 days p.58 4 European Highlights 15 days p.68 1 European Horizon 11 days p.67 2 European Impressions 20 days p.44 6 w European Inspiration 20 days p.46 2 w European Magic 10 days p.36 6 European Panorama 29 days p.56 8 w European Quest 26 days p.81 5 w European Trail 24 days p.76 5 w European Vistas 24 days p.52 5 European Whirl 19 days p.69 7 w Italian Espresso 8 days p.114 6 London to Athens 22 days p.72 6 London to Rome 17 days p.74 3 Mediterranean Escape 10 days p.106 5 Mediterranean Highlights 13 days p.110 6 w Mediterranean Quest 10 days p.83 8 w Quest to London 19 days p.85 6 w Quest to Rome 17 days p.84 6 Road to Athens 18 days p.42 1 Road to Paris 8 days p.51 6 Road to Rome 14 days p.42 11 w Simply Italy 12 days p.112 7 The Original 46 days See web 7 The Southern Trail 22 days See web 5 w Trail to London 16 days p.80 2 w Trail to Rome 17 days p.79 6 Ultimate European 46 days p.92 3 w Western Rocker 8 days p.78 5 w Winter Wanderer 25 days p.54 MACEDONIA 1 The Northern Trek 27 days 1 The Original 46 days

See web See web

MOROCCO 5 w Iberian Pen & Morocco 21 days p.118 4 w Morocco 5 days p.120 5 w Spain, Morocco & Portugal 15 days p.117 NETHERLANDS 3 w Amsterdam for Xmas 4 days 3 Amsterdam for Easter 4 days 3 Amsterdam for Kings Day 4 days 3 w Amsterdam for NYE 4 day 2 w Eastern Quest 11 days 2 w Eastern Rocker 9 days 2 European Adventurer 38 days 2 European Contrasts 30 days 1 w European Discovery 13 days

SKI & SNOWBOARD

SAILING & CRUISE

p.169 p.169 p.170 p.170 p.83 p.77 p.90 p.88 p.37

2 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

European Dream 21 days p.48 w European Encounter 17 days p.40 European Escapade 26 days p.86 European Experience 21 days p.70 European Explorer 34 days p.58 European Highlights 15 days p.68 European Horizon 11 days p.67 European Impressions 20 day p.44 w European Inspiration 20 days p.46 w European Magic 10 days p.36 European Panorama 29 days p.56 w European Quest 26 days p.81 w European Trail 24 days p.76 w European Vistas 24 days p.52 European Whirl 19 days p.69 w London to Berlin 13 days p.38 w Quest to London 19 days p.85 Road To Croatia 15 days p.50 The Northern Trek 27 days See web The Original 46 days See web w Trail to Rome 17 days p.79 Ultimate European 46 days p.92 w Winter Wanderer 25 days p.54

NORWAY 5 Scandinavia 13 days p.140 5 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 23 days p.138 POLAND 2 Eastern Road 13 days p.134 2 w Eastern Trail 9 days p.78 2 w European Trail 24 days p.76 4 w European Vistas 24 days p.52 2 Russia Plus 14 days p.142 2 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 23 days p.138 2 w Trail to London 16 days p.80 2 w Trail to Rome 17 days p.79 PORTUGAL 4 w Fiestas & Siestas 12 days p.115 2 w Iberian Pen & Morocco 21 days p.118 2 w Spain, Morocco & Portugal 15 days p.117 RUSSIA 7 Best of Russia 8 days p.143 7 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 23 days p.138 SCOTLAND 5 w England & Scotland 10 days p.103 5 w Great Britain & Ireland 17 days p.104 3/4 w Hogmanay NYE 5 days p.171 SERBIA 1 Best of Balkans 15 days p.126 2 European Dream 21 days p.48 2 Road To Croatia 15 days p.50 1 Ultimate European + Egypt 46 days p.94 1 Ultimate European + Greek Islands 46 days p.95 SLOVENIA 1 Adriatic Horizons 8 days 1 Adriatic Unearthed 15 days 1 Best of Balkans 15 days 1 w Eastern Trail 9 days 1 European Adventurer 38 days 1 European Dream 21 days 1 w European Trail 24 days 1 The Mini Balkan 6 days 1 Road to Paris 8 days 1 w Trail to London 16 days 1 w Trail to Rome 17 days

p.124 p.122 p.126 p.78 p.90 p.48 p.76 p.129 p.51 p.80 p.79

SPAIN 2 European Adventurer 38 days p.90 2 European Escapade 26 days p.86 2 European Explorer 34 days p.58 5 European Impressions 20 days p.44 2 European Panorama 29 days p.56 7 w Fiestas & Siestas 12 days p.115 13 w Iberian Pen & Morocco 21 days p.118 8 Ibiza & Beyond 9 days p.66 2 London to Athens 22 days p.72 2 London to Rome 17 days p.74 4 Mediterranean Highlights 13 days p.110 4 w Quest to Rome 17 days p.84 7 w Spain, Morocco & Portugal 15 days p.117 13 w Spanish Spree 14 days p.116 2 The Original 46 days See web 2 The Southern Trail 22 days See web 2 Ultimate European 46 days p.92 4 w Western Quest 9 days p.82 2 w Winter Wanderer 25 days p.54

SWEDEN 1 Russia Plus 14 days p.142 2 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 23 days p.138 2 Scandinavia 13 days p.140 SWITZERLAND 2 European Adventurer 38 days p.90 2 European Contrasts 30 days p.88 1 w European Discovery 13 days p.37 2 w European Encounter 17 days p.40 2 European Escapade 26 days p.86 2 European Experience 21 days p.70 2 European Explorer + Greek Island Cruise 34 days p.61 2 European Horizon 11 days p.67 2 European Impressions 20 days p.44 2 w European Inspiration 20 days p.46 1 w European Magic 10 days p.36 2 European Panorama 29 days p.56 2 w European Trail 24 days p.76 2 w European Vistas 24 days p.52 2 European Whirl 19 days p.69 1 Road to Athens 18 days p.42 1 Road to Rome 14 days p.42 2 The Northern Trek 27 days See web 2 The Original 46 days See web 2 w Trail to London 16 days p.80 2 Ultimate European + Egypt 46 days p.94 2 w Western Rocker 8 days p.78 2 w Winter Wanderer 25 days p.54 TURKEY 4 ANZAC Odyssey 5 days p.166 2 European Explorer + Greek Island Cruising 34 days p.61 1 Mediterranean Escape + 4 Day Cruise 14 days p.107 1 Road to Athens + 3 day Greek Island Cruise 22 days p.43 3 The Northern Trek 27 days See web 3 The Original 46 days See web 13 Turkish Adventure 14 days p.133 6 Turkish Delight 7 days p.132 7 Turkish Sailing 8 days p.153 4 Ultimate European 46 days p.92

AFRICA KENYA 6 East Africa Safari 13 days 6 Kenyan Highlights 7 days

p.178 p.180

TANZANIA 6 East Africa Safari 13 days 6 Taste of Tanzania 7 days 7 Rongai Kili Climb 8 days 6 Marangu Kili Climb 7 days 3 Zanzibar Beach Escape 4 days 3 Zanzibar Resort Escape 4 days

p.178 p.181 p.182 p.182 p.183 p.183

BOTSWANA 2 Cape, Safari & Falls 11 days

p.176

ZIMBABWE 2 Cape, Safari & Falls 11 days

p176

UGANDA 3 Gorilla Trek 4 days

p.183

SOUTH AFRICA 6 Cape, Safari & Falls 11 days

p.176

THE MIDDLE EAST JORDAN 2 Israel & Jordan Uncovered 11 days

p.174

ISRAEL 2 Israel & Jordan Uncovered 11 days

p.174

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Pompeii

SLOVAKIA

Bratislava

Atlas Mountains

KRAKOW

2

Banska Bystrica

ROME

Vatican City

2

Kutna Hora

FEZ

3

Auschwitz

1 2

WARSAW

Czestochowa

Dresden

MOROCCO

Vatican City

ITALIAN ESPRESSO P.114

GRANADA

Sierra Nevada Mountains Algeciras Gibraltar

Rabat

2

8

2

Casablanca

LAKE NASSER

EGYPT & THE NILE P.121

US$150* 2

Tangier

RED SEA

1

Tarifa

ASSILAH

Kom Ombo

Isle of Capri

SIMPLY ITALY P.112

San Gimignano

Esna

Pompeii

2

ATLANTIC OCEAN

HURGHADA 1 LUXOR

2

POLAND

SEVILLE

Apennine Mountains

START

2

2

ROME

1

EZ

TH

3 Vatican City

Chianti Region

END

BERLIN

2

LF

ITALY

START

SPAIN

CAIRO

Chianti Region

DAYS

DAYS

ROME Vatican City

FROM

15

Dresden

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Verona

12

FROM

US$132* 5

GERMANY

BELGIUM

Calais

TYROL

ADRIATIC SEA

2

EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS P.68

NETHERLANDS

ENGLISH CHANNEL

1

FLORENCE

THE RIVIERA

2

LONDON

CORK

US$184* 2

Pisa Monaco

2

2

BERLIN 2

ITALY

2

ITALIAN RIVIERA Pisa

Pompeii

10

VENICE

1

1

VENICE

MILAN Lake Garda

Cinque Terre

BARCELONA

Brenner Pass

SWISS ALPS

IRELAND P.102

ITALY

Apennine Mountains

Vatican City

MEDITERRANEAN QUEST P.83

3

Blarney

ROME

Capri

US$129* 2

AUSTRIA

Brenner Pass

1

Lucerne

Kilkenny

SANTORINI

CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX

END

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

MUNICH

Beaujolais Region

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

MUNICH

SWITZ

FRANCE

Cliffs of Moher

3

1

Tyrol

FLORENCE

1

SORRENTO

FROM

AUSTRIA

3

IOS

Pisa

GRANADA

14

Dover

RHINE VALLEY

2 Burgundy Region

IRELAND

1 Sierra Nevada Mountains

2

SPANISH SPREE P.116

AMSTERDAM

Calais ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PARIS 2

1

1

FRANCE

2

START

RHINE VALLEY Dachau

2

Gibraltar

ENGLAND

NETHERLANDS

1

BELGIUM

GREECE

COUNTRIES

PER DAY

LONDON

GALWAY REP. OF

ROME

2

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY P.37

ENGLAND

1

CORDOBA SEVILLE

St Goar

Vatican City

Giant’s

1

ADRIATIC SEA

ITALY

LONDONDERRY Causeway

N.IRELAND

1

1 BELGIUM

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

NICE

IBIZA

2

GERMANY

Dover

PARIS

ITALY

1

Monaco

NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

CINQUE TERRE

FRANCE

2

SPAIN

VENICE

1

ADRIATIC SEA

BARCELONA

2

Toledo

Apennine Mountains

FLORENCE

ITALY

Pyrenees Mountains Zaragoza

3

LUCERNE

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

3

AUSTRIA

Lake Como

2

MADRID

1

Calais

TYROL

1

1

FRANCE

Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

AEGEAN SEA

1

MUNICH

1 SWITZ Innsbruck

Innsbruck

1

Segovia

2 Burgundy Region

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

1

PARIS

LONDON

San Sebastian

PAMPLONA

Valley of the Somme

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ATHENS

BILBAO

RHINE VALLEY

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2

2

ENGLAND

GERMANY

Dover

1

Calais BELGIUM

GERMANY

Valley of the Somme

PARIS

LONDON

RHINE VALLEY

1

Edam

NETHERLANDS

1

EASTERN ROAD P.134

FROM

US$135* 4 PER DAY

COUNTRIES

13

DAYS

ATHENS

MEDITERRANEAN ESCAPE P.106

FROM

US$184* 6 PER DAY

Corinth Canal

COUNTRIES

10

DAYS

FROM

US$200* 3 PER DAY

COUNTRIES


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EUROPE SUMMER 2019

189 191

START

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

ENGLAND

LONDON

1

Dover

Isle of Skye

Calais

SCOTLAND

ENGLISH CHANNEL

WEST 1 HIGHLANDS

Valley of the Somme

PARIS

GLASGOW

PISA/ ITALIAN RIVERIA

Cinque Terre

AVIGNON

1

1 Pyrenees Mountains

BORDEAUX

Aix-enProvence

Zaragoza

2

St-Jean-de-Luz

Zaragoza

2

N.IRELAND

FLORENCE San Gimignano

ROME

1

Vatican City

Hadrian’s Wall

1

Larne

BELFAST

REP. OF IRELAND

2

2

LAKE DISTRICT 1

IRISH SEA Holyhead

2 GALWAY DUBLIN

1

YORK

LIVERPOOL ENGLAND

Cliffs of Moher Kilkenny

SPAIN

BARCELONA

EDINBURGH

Gretna Green

1

LONDONDERRY

MADRID

END

SPAIN

FRENCH RIVIERA

BARCELONA

2

2

2

Monaco

2

2

1

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ITALY

FRANCE

FRANCE

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Stirling

2

Loire Valley

1

1 Loch Ness

WALES

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Blarney

LONDON

CORK

1 MEDITERRANEAN SEA

WESTERN QUEST P.82

MEDITERRANEAN HIGHLIGHTS P.110 GREAT BRITIAIN & IRELAND P.104

FROM

9

US$134* 3

DAYS

COUNTRIES

PER DAY

1

START

1

3

1

Jerash

AMMAN

2

JERUSALEM

DAYS

BERLIN

BELGIUM

2

ENGLISH CHANNEL

START

BERLIN

POLAND

CZECH REP

GERMANY

VIENNA

Dresden

PRAGUE

END FRANCE

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Dead Sea

JORDAN

Auschwitz

3

Kutna Hora

1

Banska Bystrica

BUDAPEST

2

ISRAEL & JORDAN UNCOVERED P.174 FROM

US$226* 2 PER DAY

3

HUNGARY

Wadi Rum

DAYS

KRAKOW

SLOVAKIA

END

1

11

3

CZECH REP

AUSTRIA

PETRA EILAT

COUNTRIES

PER DAY

Dresden

GERMANY

Dover Calais

US$150* 5

NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM

2

LONDON

ISRAEL

TEL-AVIV

NORTH SEA Edam

ENGLAND

Nazareth

FROM

17

COUNTRIES

PER DAY

START

GALILEE

2

US$230* 5

DAYS

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

END

FROM

13

COUNTRIES

EASTERN ROCKER P.77

BERLIN TO BUDAPEST P.136

FROM

9

US$138* 7

DAYS

COUNTRIES

PER DAY

13

DAYS

FROM

US$147* 5 PER DAY

COUNTRIES

HOW TO BOOK Once you’ve chosen your trip, here’s how to book in 3 easy steps: 1. Simply pay a land deposit of US$200 per person to secure your spot.

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MAKARSKA

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1

HVAR

CROATIA

1

3 REYKJAVIK

TRSTENIK 1

Blue Lagoon

ADRIATIC SEA

ICELAND P.100

4

DAYS

FROM

*PRICES ARE PER PERSON.

KORCULA

1

3. We’ll then send you or your Travel Agent all your documents and detailed information for your trip, approx. 21 days before you head off.

2

DUBROVNIK

CROATIAN ISLAND ESCAPE P.150

US$239* 1 PER DAY

2. The final amount for your trip won’t be due until 45 days prior to departure. If you’ve booked less than 45 days before the trip departure, you’ll need to pay for the trip in full when you book.

COUNTRY

9

DAYS

FROM

US$144* 1 PER DAY

COUNTRY

Important: By paying the US$200 land deposit per person per trip to Contiki or a Travel Agent, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on p.184 which make up the contract between you and Contiki.


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