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STYLISH NEW PLACES TO STAY Sleep easy at some of the hottest places in Europe, like Noah Surf House, Santa Cruz, Portugal (right), see p.116.

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UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES Over 200 experiences hand selected by our expert team that focus on conscious travel & the local, wellness, & foodie sides of Europe, see p.16.

NEW BESTIES, SANTORINI, GREECE @B.BRITTANYBOYD

Our group sizes vary for the best experience in every destination. For 2020, we’ve got a bunch of new small group trips. Check The Details on trip pages.

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Contiki exists to bring travellers together to experience the world

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Contiki brings together travellers from all corners of the globe to discover new cultures and a little part of themselves along the way. Over the years we’ve learnt about all the ingredients that make up the perfect trip. That’s why we focus on the things that matter - unique accommodation, tasty food, unforgettable experiences, seamless transport, and an absolutely unrivalled on-the-road team.

And then there’s you guys. We give you all the tools you need to make lifelong memories (and friends), but without you, these Contiki moments couldn’t come to life. We’ve put this brochure together to show you all the adventures that await you in Europe - you just need to turn up and write the next chapter of the story.

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How it works So you’re ready to have the adventure of a lifetime? Here’s how we bring it to life for you, in 3 simple steps. MEET LOCALS OVER COFFEE, LISBON , PORTUGAL

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T R AV E L TOGETHER We make travel a shared experience. Our trips are exclusively for 18-35s, and whether you join us solo or in a group, they are designed so you can share incredible experiences with travellers just like you from all around the world.

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D E TA I L S SORTED We make travel easier. You get transport, accommodation and a bunch of delicious meals all included in the price of your trip, so you never have to worry about the details. Our expert Trip Managers, Drivers & Local Guides sort out the logistics so you can travel hassle-free.

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES We make every day one to remember. Travel isn’t just about where you go, it’s about what you do when you get there. That’s why we hand-pick the best experiences to include in your trip. Plus, we have heaps of optional Free Time Add-On experiences you can do in your free time and pay for as you travel.


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WHY CONTIKI? Our trips include more (much more) BAC K I N G O F T H E T T C F A M I LY

C U R AT E D ITINERARIES

We’re backed by The Travel Corporation, giving you peace of mind when you book & travel with us.

Our trips are designed so you can see and do the things you want, but also encounter unexpected experiences you’ll remember forever. EXPERT R E C O M M E N DAT I O N S

They’re experts in each destination & how to make travel a good time. With over 60 days of training before they even start (and a 140,000 word essay!) they know their stuff.

Want to avoid the tourist traps & find the best gelato or the coolest bars around? Our Trip Managers know Europe better than anyone, & will always point you in the right direction.

AN INCREDIBLE SUPPORT TEAM

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As well as your Trip Manager, Driver & On-site Team, our incredible team extends far beyond your trip. Our travel specialists are always on hand to answer your questions & provide the support you need.

Our sleek fleet of brand new eco- friendly coaches are the best in the biz - we’re talking USB charge ports, WiFi, air-con & a rocking sound system.

LOC AL GUIDES Local Guides will tell you the local stories & unique histories of the places you visit. B R E A K FA S T I N C L U D E D E V E RY DAY Your mornings will always begin the right way, with a cup of coffee & a full stomach, so you’ll be ready for the adventures ahead.

Join us on your own or with a friend or two - you’ll leave as part of a family. The gang will be your always-ready camera crew, dinner buddies and dance partners everywhere you go. FREE TIME TO DO YO U R OW N T H I N G To get lost, wander beautiful streets & mingle with locals going about their daily lives.

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When it’s hard for you to grab your own dinner, we’ll provide authentic meals that showcase the best of the places you visit.

Comfy & cool places to rest your head that are all right in the action, included in the price & all sorted for you, by us.

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Everything we do is guided by Contiki Cares; our philosophy on all things sustainable travel. Contiki Cares aims to preserve all the cultures, wildlife & places that we visit.

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What’s shared travel, and why is it the most important part of your trip? Shared travel is central to your Contiki experience. Travelling with a group of other people is about inspiring each other, growing together, being part of something

incredible and leaving with lifelong friends. Join us solo, with some pals, or in a couple - whichever way, long after your trip is over, you’ll still feel part of a global family.

Things you can only do when you share travel Make friends from cities all over the world (and always have a place to crash when you travel).

Turn a corner and see a familiar face in an unfamiliar city.

Skip the queues at Rome’s historical hotspots and get insider knowledge from an expert Local Guide.

NEW FRIENDS IN BARCELONA , SPAIN @SCRUBSANDSTRIPES

A MUST-SEE IS ALWAYS BETTER WITH FRIENDS, VENICE, ITALY @MAX_HOMER

I’ve had some time to think about my trip and all I can say is that it was the best time of my life. I met so many like-minded people who love to travel, have fun, tell stories, and I’m a richer person because of the friendships I’ve made. We played games, sang songs, laughed, partied, danced all night, and there were more than a few tears when we had to say goodbye. I had so much fun I’m doing another Contiki in two months.

Have a crew of your own photographers, (never awkwardly ask a stranger again). Rock out to your crew’s day song every day.

Get group discounts on souvenirs & presents for back home.

Extraordinary friendships in the words of our travellers

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Inspire a new friend to overcome their fear of heights and paraglide over the Austrian Alps.

Have someone to watch your stuff when you take a dip in the crystal-clear Adriatic.

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Best 45 days of my life. I made unforgettable memories, with unforgettable people, in the most unforgettable places! This trip has given me friends that I will hold onto for the rest of my life, and reignited my love for travel, history, and adventure.

Kiera Richardson #contikikiera Trip Manager

I’ve worked with Contiki for years, but it wasn’t until I ran my first trip that I understood what #ContikiFam meant. My heart was so full and warm. Watching everyone become so close brought me so much happiness. That’s when I knew this job was something special, bringing people together and being able to put the smiles on their faces, it’s priceless. OPPOSITE PAGE: POOL SNAPS AT HOTEL OKEANIS, SANTORINI, GREECE


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It’s been 2 months since I went on my European Trail trip, and not a day has gone past that I haven’t recalled a fond memory, told a funny story or looked at the hundreds (and hundreds) of photos I took.

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The practical stuff We’re exclusively for 18-35 year olds. Meet like-minded people from Australia, New Zealand, the USA & Canada, & all over Asia, Africa, Latin America & Europe. Enjoy unforgettable experiences you can only have through shared travel.

Join us solo, with pals or with a partner, you’ll leave part of the Contiki Family. We have a variety of group sizes from 16 through to 24 and a max of 52.


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T H E D E TA I L S S O R T E D

We take the hassle out of travel Booking your own adventure across Europe; that’s a lot of logistics. That’s why so many travellers from around the world book our trips. We’re experts in making travel hassle free, taking out all the tedium & leaving you with only the best bits. Here’s what we sort out for you, so you can kick back & enjoy.

Our accommodation: from boutique to unique Sorting accommodation can be a pain. That’s why we do the legwork for you, so you can relax and focus on the day ahead. We put a lot of thought into accommodation, so you get the most out of Europe. We own our own unique properties, from

château to chalets, and we’re always on the hunt for the coolest places to stay in every destination we visit. From comfy hotels, trendsetting hostels and Special Stays that are portals into other cultures, here are some of the places you’ll stay on your European adventure.

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FE ATU RE HOTEL S Super cool hotels, distinctive for their slick rooftop bars, beachside vibes or hot tubs and spas.

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Okeanis Beach Hotel

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SANTORINI, GREECE

Look out over Berlin from this super chic hotel’s viewpoint, right near Berlin-Gesundbrunnen Station. Stay here on: Berlin to Budapest by Train p.38

White-washed rooms for iconic Grecian vibes, plus idyllic pools to soak up the sun. Stay here on: Greek Island Hopping p.104

S P E C I A L S TAYS Exclusive or unique accommodations, that reflect the history or culture of the places we visit.

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Château De Cruix Special Stay

HOPFGARTEN, AUSTRIA

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Unwind after a day on snowy slopes, or mountain biking in summer, in our design-led Gasthof. Stay here on: European Whirl p.82

With its sprawling lawns and outdoor pool, our 16th century château is unlike anywhere you've stayed before. Stay here on: European Escapade p.84

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Noah Surf House is all about being at one with the sea, and I love all the activities, like floating yoga and paddleboarding. Stay here on: Portugal City & Surf p.116


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The practical stuff Accommodation is included every night of your trip. WiFi available at all our Europe accommodation.

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Much more than just a place to sleep, Special Stays are carefully curated historical or unique accommodations that reflect the cultures & destinations we visit.

Our Featured Hotels & Hostels arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t your average places to stay. With super cool common areas to hang out in, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to leave. We offer special deals to stay longer at your start or end destination. Visit contiki. com/staylonger for all the info you need.


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F E AT U R E H O S T E L S With elegant design and amazing facilities, our featured hostels are changing the game and making their mark.

Unthink what you think you know about hostels Forget creaky dorm rooms - some of the places we stay in Europe are more like boutique hotels. Swimming pools, rooftop terraces, yoga classes, live concerts and more - this is what to expect when staying in Europe’s coolest new hostels.

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Located in the heart of bustling Madrid, right off Gran Vía. The vibrant modern design, rooftop terrace and cocktail bar makes this the ultimate chill out spot after a day of exploring. Sleep here on: Ibiza & Beyond p.67

This truly design-inspired space features a dining room that can be lifted up to make way for the dancefloor. Pour your own beer from the beer wall, (or get a drink from the full bar) & relax on the lawn. Sleep here on: European Highlights p.74

Nestled amongst the world heritage sites of Lisbon, you’ll be in the heart of the action, while enjoying the yoga deck, bar, and movie room. Sleep here on: Portugal City & Surf p.116

TRANSPORT How we get you from A to B All the big stuff is included. Here’s how we get you to all your European destinations hassle free.

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On the coach, you can catch up on sleep or watch the beautiful landscapes roll by - we had a blast. Sara G, European Magic on

Our sleek new fleet of Contiki Coaches, with have USB charge points, WiFi & air-con for hot summer days. Ferries between paradise islands in the Aegean.

Trains for a speedy & comfy ride through iconic scenery. Metro passes to zip around cities like a local. Internal flights to get you speedily from A to B.


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HOSTS, EXPERTS, EXPLORERS, FRIENDS, GUIDES Meet your crew Our team are the absolute best in the business. Fun, friendly and brainy, they make everyone feel connected and bring a different side of Europe to life before your eyes.

The Trip Manager alone is worth millions. Having someone passionate about Italy, showing you around such a beautiful country is a blessing. Kaitlyn Haynes, Italian Espresso on

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T H E D E TA I L S S O R T E D

My mornings start early as I chat to our local suppliers and make sure everything is set for the day’s adventures. I also prep the day’s playlist and ‘day sheets’, which are my personal guides to our next destination, with all the best bars and restaurants pointed out. At Selina Hostel, Porto, Portugal

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B R I T T R I P M A N AG E R

At Cinque Terre, Italy I wanted to make the most out of life and knew I was never happier than when I was travelling! I wouldn’t want to wake up one day wishing I’d done more!

Nicole, Contiki Traveller said: Our Trip Manager Brit and Coach Driver Gus were amazing and went above and beyond to make sure everyone was having a good time, they are hilarious.

If you want to feel at ease & supported, they’ve got your back.

If you want local insights, they know the best restaurants & bars around.

If you want to know the hidden history of each destination, they know them better than anyone.

If you have a question about the ins & outs of your itinerary, they prepare a detailed day sheet with all the info you need.

If you’re looking for a way to break the ice, they’ve got party games in their back pockets.

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Wow. Just wow. The experiences were all SO WORTH IT and amazing. It’s surprise after surprise of beauty, history, fun and learning. I saw things I didn’t even know I wanted to see but absolutely fell in love with. Raquel Joshua, Great Britain & Ireland

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Sure, we visit some incredible and iconic destinations, but it’s the things that you do in a place that make it memorable. When you travel with us there are 3 ways you’ll experience Europe:

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From the iconic to the unexpected, these experiences always uncover the best of the places you visit. And they’re all included in the price of your trip.

These are the optional experiences you can choose to fill your day with. Hand-picked by our travel gurus, they help you build the trip you want with the budget you’ve got.

Scheduled into every trip, this is your chance to roam the streets of Europe like a local, swim in the sea in Greece or visit those hotspots you’ve gazed at longingly on your Insta.

See the • on trip pages for included experiences.

Look out for these icons on trip pages to see the types of experiences each trip will have:

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See the F on trip pages for Free Time Add-On experiences.

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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, travellers may be required to sign a waiver to participate. Before you leave, it’s important that you check your insurance covers 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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C U LT U R A L E X P E R I E N C E S Taking you to the timeless & the trendy

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City nightlife with wonderful music in charming pubs, enriching history at breathtaking castles and jaw-dropping picturesque landscapes made my trip feel very well rounded.

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Europe’s pretty big on history, but there are so many cool things happening in the here and now. That’s why on our trips we take you from the timeless to the trendy in the blink of an eye, showcasing the best of a destination’s history & hipster hangouts.

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See the timeless See the historic Berlin Wall & the artwork of the East Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany

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Eat your way through Berlin’s hipster Kreuzberg district, Berlin, Germany

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Treat yourself to VIP seats at world-famous cabaret, the Moulin Rouge, Paris, France

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See Venice the traditional way with a romantic Gondola ride, Venice, Italy

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Eat a pastry, grab a coffee and watch models strut by in the oh-so-chic Montmartre district, Paris, France

Paint your own Venetian mask and reward yourself with a cocktail, Venice, Italy

Do them both on: London to Athens p.80 After a day walking through Berlin’s history, hit Berlin’s iconic club scene & cut some shapes at Berghain, Watergate or Kitkat. Do it on: London to Berlin by Train p.36

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LOCAL EXPERIENCES Glimpse the life of a local Edited by Contiki Trip Manager Aaron Hampshire

I know my travellers want to do more than scratch the surface of a destination. They always love our Local Experiences, as they get fascinating insights into the lives of real Europeans, while also supporting the communities we visit, which feels great.

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ALTERNATIVE BERLIN TOUR, GERMANY

LEARN TO BE YOUR OWN GONDOLIER, VENICE, ITALY @M4RNSB4R LEMON GROVE TOUR, AMALFI COAST, ITALY

WHI SKY TALES S C OTL AN D Edinburgh, Scotland I love whisky and I love a good story so this ticks all my boxes. We get cosy at a historic bar in Edinburgh, where we get to taste local whiskies as our local hosts tell us a selection of folk tales. It’s one of the coolest, most authentic experiences you can find in Scotland. Do it on: England & Scotland p.143

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Amalfi Coast, Italy

Berlin, Germany

On the Amalfi Coast we meet a local family, who show us how their lemons are harvested. Then we get to taste some cake and fresh lemonade, before learning how to make limoncello, a family recipe passed down through the generations. Even if you’re not into lemon-flavoured things it’s just a beautiful place to hang out and have lunch.

I love taking my travellers on this walking tour that showcases the longest standing part of the Berlin Wall. As we walk, we check out the iconic art, from Dmitri Vrubel’s Fraternal Kiss to Birgit Kinder’s La Trabant, and reflect on how humanity can turn a grey past into something hopeful for tomorrow.

Do it on: Mediterranean Escape p.102

Do it on: Eastern Rocker p.64

L E A RN TO B E A GO N D O LI E R Venice, Italy I thought life couldn’t get any better than gliding through Venice on a traditional gondola, but this experience actually lets us become gondoliers for the day. These boats are a central part of Venetian culture, and as we drift through the canals we also get to learn all about the fascinating local history. Do it on: European Whirl p.82


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FOOD EXPERIENCES To travel is to eat When you travel, food isn’t just fuel - it’s an experience, a memory and something that tastes better with friends. That’s our Munch food philosophy, and it informs all of the incredible foodie experiences you can do with us.

THE C OOKI N G CL A SS Make your own pesto in Cinque Terre, Italy In the Riviera town of Sestri Levante, learn the art of pesto making with a professional chef, before they cook up your creations with fresh pasta and serve you a classic Genovese meal. Do it on: Rome to Barcelona by Train p.40

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E AT W I T H P O R TO PESTO MAKING CL ASS, CINQUE TERRE, ITALY

Local dining experience, Porto, Portugal This immersive dining experience brings you into the beautiful riverside home of Helder, a Porto native who will serve you course after course of fresh Portuguese food prepared with local ingredients. Alongside your soups, sardine pie and homemade bread, you’ll enjoy refreshing port spritzes, and finish things up with a desert of ice cream and warm peaches picked straight from the garden. Do it on: Portugal City & Surf p.116

PIZZA & SPRITZ, FLORENCE @ARCHIIBEARR

Experience EatWith in Porto, Milan, Glasgow & Seville. FOODIE WALKIN G TOUR Get a taste of Florence, Italy Sample some Chianti before visiting Roman-age crypts, where you can taste some classic Crostino Toscano pâté. Then, learn to make your own Negroni cocktails, and wrap up the foodie tour at our fave Florentine restaurant. Do it on: Italian Espresso p.112

Britt Trip Manager @britt_hercus F R EE TIME TIP

When I’m in Berlin, I love going to RAW Gelände. It’s got off-beat clubs, bars and foodie pop-ups, as well as a skate park, swimming pool & flea market. Definitely check it out to see just how cool Berlin really is.

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Eat like a local with Contiki Ambassador Patty Olino’s guide to what to order across Europe

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On my recent trip to Europe I ate a lot (as usual - it’s Europe!) Here are some of my must-tries from the places I visited, and a few of my can’t-wait-to-tries when I get back there (it’s on my list...) PATT Y, HAVING A SPRITZ IN THE CINQUE TERRE, ITALY @SCRUBSANDSTRIPES

Paris Escargot, Pisaladière, Cassoulet, Duck a l’Orange Rome Pizza, Rigatoni al Forno, Spritz Berlin Weiner Schnitzel, Currywurst mit Pommes, Käsespätzle Munich Bratwurst, Pretzels, Stein of beer Florence Florentine steak, Lampredotto Sandwich, Pappardelle al Cinghiale

Dubrovnik Squid Ink Risotto, Tuna Pâté, Stone Cake Amsterdam Chips with Patatje Oorlog Sauce, Poffertjes (pancakes), Stroopwafels Austrian Tyrol Tiroler Dumplings, Pork Knuckle, Apfelradln Barcelona Bombas, Blistered Peppers, Spanish Omelette, Manchego Cheese

The The practical practical stuff stuff The most important meal of the day: breakfast is included, every day. At our Contiki-owned Special Stays, our Contiki Chefs prepare fresh local meals designed by ex-Masterchef judge Thomas Castberg. When it’s difficult for you to grab a bite on your own, we include local dinners which reflect the places we visit. You’ll have free time to explore a destination’s local eats, with expert tips from our Trip Managers.

With our optional foodie Free Time Add-Ons, you can dine in the homes of locals or have a cultural feast with your Contiki fam. Take a cooking class and learn how to make proper Italian pasta, or how to whip up the perfect paella. We’ve partnered with EatWith so you can experience dining with and like the locals in Porto, Milan, Glasgow & Seville.

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

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WELLNESS & ACTIVE EXPERIEN CES How to feel good on the road Whether you get your good vibes from thrill seeking adventures or just some fresh alpine air, here are some wellness & active experiences you can do with us.

Some of the best moments from my trip were lying on the deck taking in the views while we sailed from island to island, stopping for swim breaks at private bays, and lazing under the stars on deck chatting and laughing as a group. Megan, Greek Sailing on

FLOATING YOGA AT NOAH SURF HOUSE, SANTA CRUZ, PORTUGAL, ON PORTUGAL CIT Y & SURF

sweat

soak

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K AYAK THE OL D TOWN WA L L S

B LUE L AGO O N

HIKE THE ALPS

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Reykjavik, Iceland

Hopfgarten, Austria

As you paddle along the Adriatic coast, marvel at one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the world, set against a backdrop of limestone mountains. With its towering walls and palaces, fountains and facades, it’s easy to see why Dubrovnik was a perfect filming location for Game of Thrones. Do it on: Balkans Discovery p.129

Bathing in the milky-blue, geothermal waters of the iconic Blue Lagoon, breathing in the fresh Icelandic air, have you ever had it so good? Framed by black volcanic lava fields and surrounded by steam, lay back and experience Mother Nature’s premium spa. Do it on: Fire & Ice p.100

It’s stunning here in the summer, when the sun lights up the dazzling hiking trails of the Alps. Take the gondola up to the top and you won’t just get mountain air, jaw-dropping views and photo ops, you also get to hike back down to our Gasthof Schöneck. Do it on: European Horizon p.72

More ways to soak away stress:

More ways to find your zen and unwind:

Take a dip in the crystal waters of the Mediterranean Do it on a trip like: European Explorer p.56

Stretch out with Yoga on the lawn of our 16th-century Château Do it on a trip like: London to Athens p.80

Float in the waterfall-fed rivers of Krka National Park, Croatia Do it on a trip like: Croatia Islands & National Parks p.126

Feel zen as you stroll amongst the cascading forest pools of Plitvice Lakes, Croatia Do it on a trip like: Best of Balkans p.132

More ways to get sweaty:

Cycle through the lush greenery of Hopfgarten, Austria Do it on a trip like: European Adventurer p.92 Hit the rapids with white water rafting in the Tyrol, Austria Do it on: European Highlights p.74


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Trip Spotlight Portugal: City & Surf A new type of trip drenched in sun Danni Trip Manager @dan_day

When I take my travellers to the Rhine Valley, a lot of us like to go for a run in the morning along the famous river. Even if we’ve tasted a bit too much of the local wine the night before, watching the sun rise across the valley as we spot castles up in the hills is the perfect way to clear out the cobwebs.

designed to dive deep into the unique beauty and culture of Portugal. Journeying from Lisbon to Porto, Santa Cruz to Lagos, this trip hits iconic destinations, explores Portuguese culture, & soaks up the good vibes & free spirit of surf culture across the azure shores of Portugal’s beautiful coastlines. C OUNTRIES 1 M EAL S 9

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Unique Experiences L E A R N H OW TO M A K E PA S T É I S D E N ATA W I T H J OA N A

adrenaline

BASE FLYI N G

Born and raised in Porto, Joana has a passionate love of homemade Portuguese food. Starting with a bit of history about these Portuguese custard tarts, which were first created by Catholic monks in the 18th century, she’ll then teach you how to make your own from scratch. Then, enjoy your flaky creations and a drink with your host.

Berlin, Germany

This is the much safer (and legal) way to experience the unique thrill of base jumping. Leaping 125m down from the roof of the Park Inn Hotel - granting you peerless views of the sprawling city below - you’ll reach free fall speed and feel like you’re flying before your harness brings this blood-pumping experience to an end. Do it on: London to Berlin by Train p.36 More ways to spike your adrenaline:

Adventure High Ropes Course, Swiss Alps Do it on a trip like: Europe in One Week p.62 Bungee jump off a crane in the heart of Amsterdam, Netherlands Do it on a trip like: European Explorer p.56

S U RF L E S S O N S The West Coast of Portugal is one of the best spots in Europe to catch some waves, offering diverse surf for different skill levels. Noah Surf House provides classes for all abilities, so you can catch a wave whether you’re a beginner or a pro. S TA N D - U P PA D D L E BOA R D I N G If you want to hit the water in a different way, stand-up paddleboarding might be for you. It’s just you, your big board and an oar. As well as being an incredible core strength workout, it’s a fun and unique way to explore from an upright perspective. See the full itinerary on p.116

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Do it on: European Discovery p.44

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C ONSC I O U S T R AV E L EXP ERI E N C E S A fresh perspective on travel Travelling consciously is about treading lightly, giving something back to the communities you visit and gaining a fresh perspective. Here are some of the conscious travel experiences you can do with us.

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

UNSEEN LONDON WALKING TOUR, UK

BERLIN REFUGEE VOICES TOUR, GERMANY, BERLIN

HANDMADE CARPET COLLECTIVE, FEZ, MOROCCO @CHLOESALVEMINI STREET ART TOUR, CASCAIS, PORTUGAL

UNSEEN LON DON WA L KI N G TOUR

B E R L I N RE F U GE E VO I C E S TO U R

S T R E E T A R T TO U R , C A S C A I S

Unseen London is a not-for-profit tour hosted by men and women who have experienced homelessness in London. These guys know the secrets of London’s winding historic alleys better than anyone, and will show you a fascinating city not usually seen by tourists.

This tour, led by a Syrian refugee, takes you to places of historical significance in the vibrant city of Berlin. Your guide draws parallels between Europe in the 20th century, and what has happened to Syria in the 21st, using Berlin’s turbulent past to question the attitudes that Syrian refugees face in today’s world.

This inspirational tour showcases the culture of a Cascais neighbourhood that was historically regarded as dangerous and blighted by poverty. The local street artists knew the perceptions of the place were unfair, so they started this project of regeneration, creating an urban art gallery unlike anywhere in the world.

Do it on: London to Berlin by Train p.36

Do it on: Berlin to Budapest by Train p.38

Do it on: Portugal City & Surf p.116

The Practical stuff We look for food experiences that give back to the local community:

Salzburg Farmers Dinner Eat locally grown produce, supporting local farmers, Austria Sarajevo Dining with Locals Homemade dinners prepared with local produce support the Sarajevo community, Bosnia & Herzegovina Let’s Split Dinner Eat a farm-to-table meal at Stella Croatica, with authentic Croatian family recipes, local ingredients and minimal environmental impact, Split, Croatia Icelandic Dinner Visit an organic farm, & eat homemade food, Iceland

You’ll use eDocs for all your travel documents, & then we plant a tree in your name to fight against deforestation. With a Contiki water bottle, tap water is safe to drink all around the world - so there’s no need for single use plastics. Recycle your waste by using the collection bags on all our coaches. When you travel by train, you’ll be on one of the most sustainable forms of transport on the continent.

Your coach has a Euro 6 engine, so sometimes the air leaving the engine is cleaner than the air that goes in. It’s the greenest way to travel Europe. You’ll support the communities you visit during your trip, as we always work with local suppliers. Food waste from the Gasthof Schoneck goes to a local farm to feed the pigs, reducing your landfill impact.


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M A K E T R AV E L M A T T E R

TreadRight Ambassador Celine Cousteau’s tips for sustainable travel 1.

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Keep up the good work

You say no to straws and use a waterbottle at home, so keep doing what you do at home, abroad. 2.

It’s not just on your trip. We believe sustainable tourism matters all year round. With the help of our parent company, The Travel Corporation, we work with the TreadRight foundation to support key projects globally. Our mission is to do our bit in three key ways, protecting people, wildlife and the planet we share. See all of TreadRight’s projects at treadright.org

Spend your travel money wisely

Do what you can to spend your money with sustainable & ethical suppliers. Or consider donating to a charity that‘s local to the places you visit. 3.

Keep travelling & tread lightly

Travel is the best thing any of us can do. It opens our eyes to new cultures & builds shared respect, so tread lightly & keep travelling. Hear all of her tips on the Contiki Podcast, Out Of Office

We respect local cultures and champion traditional heritage, working together with the local communities and artisans we visit.

We support and educate on ethical animal experiences and protect the world’s most at-risk wildlife from extinction.

In our offices and on the road, we think green with our policies, products and practices, committed to keeping our planet safe.

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WI L DL I F E S O S E L E P H A N T H OSPI TA L

TAKE 3 FOR THE SEA I N I T I AT I V E , AU S T R A L I A

This cooperative helps women become financially independent while preserving local heritage and handicraft skills, such as pottery and weaving. Managed and run by local women, it has provided training for more than 150 women from all the villages of Wadi Seer on traditional handicrafts, which are then sold in the cooperative’s gift shop.

Located in Mathura, Utter, the Wildlife SOS centre is the only elephant hospital in India. It helps elephants living in urban environments that are wounded, malnourished and dehydrated, or those being used illegally and commercially under deprived conditions, offering medical services to elephants in need, and training their handlers on humane treatment and management.

#Take3fortheSea is a movement with one clear objective: to reduce and eventually eliminate plastic pollution. Founded in Bondi (around the corner from Contiki Australia’s HQ), the movement has grown in momentum and inspired beach clean ups in 125+ countries. The idea is simple - whenever you leave the beach or a waterway, take 3 pieces of rubbish with you to save them from ending up in our oceans.

L - R: CELINE COUSTEAU VISITS THE IRAQ AL AMIR WOMEN’S COOPERATIVE, JORDAN , @CELINECOUSTEAU; C HRISTIE BRINKLEY VISITS THE WILDLIFE SOS CENTRE, INDIA @C HRISTIEBRINKLEY; TAKE 3 FOR THE SEA COLLECTION , @TAKE3FORTHESEA


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C O N T I K I VA L U E You could do it yourself, but it’d be less fun (and more expensive)

As experienced travellers, we couldn't have planned this ourselves (with the same cost) and if we did, we would've paid way more than what we did with Contiki. We're already planning another trip for September! Charlotte La Madrid, European Discovery reviewed on

A Contiki trip can be broken down into 2 parts: there’s all the stuff you could book for yourself, and then all the stuff that no planning in the world could provide.

All the stuff you would have to book yourself

18 x Nights in 3-4 star hotels, including breakfast Found on Booking.com

€ 1294

Transport through 10 countries, (including ferry crossings & bus passes) Found on Trainline

€627

Metro passes & Uber costs in 9 cities

€383

4 x 3-course dinners Found on Trip Advisor & EatWith

€131

8 x Experiences exploring cities Found on Trip Advisor & Airbnb Experiences

€ 283 + 10%

Tips - everywhere you go

To t al Cos t :

If you choose to travel with Contiki it would be

€ 5 91 less

€2 990

Plus all the stuff you couldn’t book if you tried

Travel with a ready-made group of friends, aged 18-35, from all around the world Be guided around by an expert (and cool) Trip Manager, on-hand 24/7, with fun facts & foodie tips Have all your A-B transport sorted for you - whether it’s internal flights, scenic trains or your own private coach & Driver Uncover unique travel experiences you can’t book on your own, like eating with a local family in Sarajevo Stay at exclusive Contiki properties like our 16th-century Château in France or a cosy Gasthof in the Austrian Alps

D o i t w i t h C on t i k i f or € 2 3 9 9 * Based on what you get on our 19 day, 10 country trip; European Inspiration. From door-to-door private transfers, to experiences that you can only have with Contiki, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to.


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€100 TO LOC K I T I N You only need a €100 deposit to lock in your spot. Some trips book out well in advance so lock it in as early as you can. Put down as little as €50 to secure your second trip, if you book two or more trips at once.

BO O K N OW, PAY L AT E R You have up to 45 days before the start of your trip to pay in full.

C H A N GE OF PL ANS Our FlexDeposit Guarantee means your deposit is transferable to any other trip (without any fees), or any one of our TTC sister brands, (if you turn 36 before you travel). See contiki.com/flexdeposit for all the details.

The facts: All discounts are subject to availability & may be withdrawn at any point without notice, see contiki.com/deals for the most up-to-date terms and conditions. All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, National Park fees, trek permits, extra accommodation, festival tickets, any applicable food funds & optional activities). Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights to/from Europe that start or end your trip. New Release Deals do not apply to bookings within 45 days of departure. See contiki.com/deals for full terms and conditions. Your first trip must be 7 days or longer in order to be eligible for a €50 second-trip deposit. With FlexDeposit, the value of the original deposit can be used towards booking a new trip. The original deposit refers to the trip deposit only and excludes any additional deposits such as the Gorilla Trek permits or flights. FlexDeposit only applies to full priced deposits (not second trip deposits of €50 or promotional low deposits). See full terms and conditions for FlexDeposit on p.188. It is possible to use a Loyalty Discount with a Multi-trip Discount on the same booking, however only one 5% discount will be applied per trip. You can combine the New Release Deals, Loyalty Discount and the Multi-Trip Discount on trips of 7 days or longer. Multiple discounts are added incrementally and not as a total amount off the gross price. The Multi-Trip Discount will be applied to the lower priced of your two (or more) trips, please contact Contiki or your travel agent to apply relevant discounts when booking your trip. The trip used for the per day comparison is the European Inspiration p.48 based on exchange rates as at 15th August 2019. Comparison prices derived from the same hotels & dining experiences, & similar styles of transport on booking.com, tripadvisor.com, uber.com & trainline.com.


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T R AV E L S T Y L E S Find your travel style Travel means lots of different things to different people. That’s why we’ve split our trips into three distinct travel styles. These help you to find the right trip for you, with flexibility around the places

you’ll go, the amount of free time you’ll have, the number of Included Experiences, the type of accommodation, range of budgets, and even group size.

Here are our three main travel styles for exploring Europe:

D I S C OV E R E R

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

See it all, do it all

Freedom to explore

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Experience many countries and cultures on one trip Heaps of unique experiences included in the cost of your trip 3 & 4 star hotels - twin-share only

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Experience as many countries and cultures as possible on one trip Great value with just the essentials included and the freedom to make it your own Hostels & Special Stays - multi-share

See Iconic Essentials trips from p.58

See Discoverer trips from p.30

MEET A D I S C OV E R E R T R AV E L L E R

Name: Alex

Age: 27

MEET AN ICONIC ESSENTIALS T R AV E L L E R

Name: Ava Age: 21

Trip: European Dream, p.50

Trip: European Horizon, p.72

Reason for doing the trip? I wanted a hassle-free holiday that went to more than one country.

Reason for doing the trip? I’d just finished university and just wanted to finally visit Europe and see as much as possible!

Highlights of the trip? I got to see all the iconic sites, but there were loads of surprises along the way I probably never would have found on my own. The hotels were comfy, & my Trip Manager was amazing – I learned so much about Europe.

Highlights of the trip? The trip was so full of adventure! Amazing way to travel and see so much in a little amount of time. I budgeted for some Free Time Add-Ons and they were all so worth it.


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BARCELONA , SPAIN @MAX_HOMER AMALFI COAST, ITALY ROME, ITALY @STORIESBY TIM

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Explore one region or country in-depth Lots of included experiences centred around food & cultural immersion Central accommodation - mix of twin & multi-share, in hotels, hostels & Special Stays

See In-Depth Trips from p.96

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Name: Luke

Age: 26

S#+.+0) Sun, sea, sand Stay aboard sail boats or traditional gulets as you cruise the shimmering Med or Adriatic Seas on unforgettable island hopping adventures. See p.146 for trips.

5 - +    5 0 1 9 $ 1# 4 & Snow. Sleep. Repeat. As well as a group of young adventurers to hit the slopes with, our ski and snowboard trips include cosy accommodation in our exclusive Austrian Gasthof, nestled in the Alps. See p.154 for trips.

Trip: Simply Italy, p.110 Reason for doing the trip? I travelled around Europe a few years ago doing lots of countries in one trip. I fell in love with Italy, so I wanted to come back, stay longer and explore more of the country. Highlights of the trip? It was great to experience so much of Italian culture and I also loved the freedom we had to explore. It was the perfect deep dive exploration of the known and unknown Italy.

5 * 1 4 6  6 4 + 2 5   ( ' 5 6 + 8# . 5 For lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s moments Think music festivals, New Year parties and Oktoberfest. Do them as standalone travel experiences or add them onto the start or end of another Contiki trip. See p.160 for trips.


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D I S C OV E R E R SEE IT ALL, DO IT ALL

MOXY HOTEL, BERLIN, GERMANY

If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re equal parts cultural explorer and bucket-list ticker, our Discoverer trips are for you. The perfect travel style for those looking for both iconic sights and local experiences, these trips will take you across Europe from the heights of the Swiss Alps to the cute canals of Amsterdam, with quality hotels and heaps of incredible experiences included in the cost of your trip.

IBIS CENTRAL, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

PRESIDENT HOTEL, ATHENS, GREECE

S L E E P IN PL AC ES LI K E:

MOXY HOTEL, PARIS, FRANCE

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HAVE FOODIE EXPERIEN CES L I K E

TRY TRADITIONAL PAELLA, BARCELONA, SPAIN

EAT AT FOODHALLEN, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

LEARN TO MAKE YOUR OWN PASTA IN ROME, ITALY @ALLISONOLANDER

D O T H IN GS LIKE: Think Discoverer is for you? These are the best Discoverer trips for... ON A BUDGET Road to Paris

p.34

Rome to Barcelona by Train p.40

London to Berlin by Train

p.36

European Magic

p.42

European Discovery

p.44

Berlin to Budapest by Train p.38

5+ COUNTRIES

BIKE RIDE IN NICE, FRANCE @CAROLINE.LEAF

European Encounter

p.47

European Vistas

p.52

European Inspiration

p.48

Winter Wanderer

p.54

European Dream

p.50

European Explorer

p.56

B AC K I N 2 W E E K S Road to Paris

p.34

European Magic

p.42

London to Berlin by Train

p.36

European Discovery

p.44

Rome to Barcelona by Train p.40

BASE FLYING, BERLIN, GERMANY

GUIDED TOUR OF THE COLOSSEUM, ROME, ITALY @MAX_HOMER


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ROAD TO PARIS THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

7

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COUNTRIES

6 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

8 INCLUDED MEALS 6 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

4.6 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

The one that brings you Venetian charm, Swiss vistas and a Parisian fling in 7 unforgettable days

Walk the canals of Venice, Italy

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F Ascend the spectacular Mt Pilatus, Switzerland • Take a traditional Motoscafi across the iconic lagoon to the island of Venice

CULTURAL

F Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional gondola • Explore the colourful city of Ljubljana on a guided walking tour

FOOD

• Taste your way through world-famous Italian gelato in the city of Venice F Watch a succession of performers whirl by as you sip champagne & have dinner at a Parisian Cabaret Show • Included dinner at Slovenia’s oldest restaurant, Ljubljana

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Travel some serious mileage on Euro 6 coaches - the most environmentally friendly way to cross the continent

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team


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DISCOVERER

TRY ESC ARGOT, PARIS, FRANCE @FEINYXO

START 7:15AM SPLIT

DAY 1 SPLIT TO LJUBLJANA The team will unite in Split today before heading to Slovenia's capital. Here in Ljubljana we'll meander through vibrant streets, ticking off monuments & exploring the old town. A city well known for its student vibes, Ljubljana sure knows how to have fun. (D) • Orientation of Ljubljana • Included dinner at Slovenia’s oldest restaurant, Ljubljana DAY 2 VENICE 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) • Private motoscafo to the islands of Venice F Gondola Ride

TAKE A GONDOL A RIDE, VENICE, ITALY @LOOKSLIKEETHAN

SEE THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE, PARIS, FRANCE @ARKOVACEVIC

#EUROADTOPARIS

This trip is a section of our larger trip European Dream, (See p.50). This means you’ll join a group who have been travelling from London to Split

GO HIKING IN LUCERNE, AUS TRIA @JAYDENCUBIT

DAYS 3 - 4 LUCERNE 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)(B) F Ascend the Swiss Alps DAYS 5 - 6 PARIS 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) • Exclusive 'Paris by Night' Tour • Montmartre Visit F Dinner & Cabaret Show

See the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France @living_with_laura

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Netherlands

LONDON

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DAY 7 PARIS TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Paris Airport or to central London, it will be sad goodbyes when our trip comes to an end. No tears, new adventures await us! (B)

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WHEN CAN I GO?

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If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Trip starts 7:15am in Split & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London.

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LONDON TO BERLIN BY TRAIN THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

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COUNTRIES

7 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 7 nights in twin-share hotels, including 2 nights in Featured Hotel Moxy Paris

9 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

TRANSPORT Inter-city train & local transport

GROUP SIZE 24 maximum group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Local Guides

The one that makes tracks from London for buzzing Berlin, stopping off at Paris & Amsterdam

Alternative walking tour, Berlin, Germany

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F Captain your own electric boat along the canals of Amsterdam & explore the city at your own pace

CULTURAL

F See a succession of performers whirl by as you sip champagne at a Parisian Cabaret Show F Take an alternative walking tour and uncover a different side to Berlin

FOOD

• Grab dinner in Amsterdam’s famous Foodhallen - a street food market full of Europe’s best food F Explore Paris through tasty pastries with a Patisserie Walking Tour

WELLNESS & ACTIVE

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL

F Get a unique perspective of Amsterdam on the enthralling A’DAM Lookout Tower & Swing F Glide around Paris on an E-scooter, touring the icons on two wheels with a Local Guide

• Take an ‘Unseen tour’ of Covent Garden, hosted by ex-homeless & vulnerably housed Londoners


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In Paris we stay at the Moxy Hotel. This contemporary lifestyle hotel sits in between Bastille & Le Marais, two of Paris' most popular neighbourhoods. SEE THE HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL, BERLIN, GERMANY @JOSH_POPE

DAY 1 LONDON London's calling! We kick things off today with an conscious travel experience - a not-for-profit tour hosted by the men & women who have experienced homelessness living on the streets of London. Your host will show you the secrets of London's historic hidden alleys not usually seen by tourists. Finishing in iconic Covent Garden, we'll have dinner in London's premier entertainment district. (D) • Unseen Tours of London DAYS 2 - 3 PARIS We'll whizz to Paris in style today, as we take the Eurostar train from London (hello legroom) & admire the charming scenery en-route. Upon arrival you might want to get acquainted with the city on an E-Scooter tour, finishing in one of Paris's coolest neighbourhoods where we'll have free time to explore. Start the next morning with an optional patisserie walking tour or picnic under the Eiffel Tower. Our hearts already stolen by the city of love, tonight we can opt to end on a high with a cabaret show. Can you can-can? (B)(B) F Parisian Cabaret Show F E-scooter tour DAYS 4 - 5 AMSTERDAM Taking the train to Amsterdam, we'll head

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START 4PM LONDON

to Foodhallen, with its eclectic bars, live music & art exhibitions. The next day opt for an exclusive morning entry pass to the A'Dam Tower & Swing, as we enjoy epic views over the city without the crowds. Spend the rest of the day exploring - from The Anne Frank House museum to the Heineken Factory. Today, you have the opportunity to skipper your own canal boat for a tour of Amsterdam's canals, complete with a delicious packed picnic & plenty of photo ops. (B,D)(B) F A’DAM Lookout Tower & Swing DAYS 6 - 7 BERLIN Another day, another train to a legendary city. You can check out RAW Gëlande, a funky compound of music, clubs & madness that embodies Berlin's vibrant culture. The next day we can check out the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag or Ritter Sport World. Tonight our optional experience is a fascinating street art tour in some of the city's coolest areas, with schnitzels & drinks included. (B)(B) F Local Guided tour of Kreuzberg

Sharing pictures on the train from Paris to Amsterdam

DAY 8 BERIN Our trip ends in Berlin today. It's a trip that's had everything - art, culture, eye-widening experiences & incredible food. Europe has stolen our hearts, & we'll no doubt be back soon enough. (B)

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End Dec 27 Jan 03

2021

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2020

2020

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Start 2021 Jan 10 Feb 14

End Jan 17 Feb 21

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available. Trip starts 4:00pm in London & ends approx. 9:00am in Berlin. + This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Please Note: You must be able to carry your own bags on these trips. As we will be taking public transport in cities & getting to the heart of the destinations we visit. Pack wisely. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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9

4

DAYS

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COUNTRIES

8 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 8 nights in twin-share hotels, including 2 nights in Featured Hotel Moxy Berlin

10 INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

TRANSPORT Inter-city train & local transport

GROUP SIZE 24 maximum group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Local Guides

The one that travels between some of the coolest cities in Europe by train, from the buzz of Berlin to the best of Budapest

Taste local food in Budapest, Hungary @joshkarras

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F Taste famous beers & Czech out some of Prague’s best pubs guided by a local beer enthusiast • Take a guided walking tour across the winding cobbled streets of Prague • Check out Vienna’s iconic ‘beach bars’ where the locals like to hang

CULTURAL

FOOD

WELLNESS & ACTIVE

F Take an alternative walking tour & uncover a diffferent side to Berlin • Check out Berlin’s colourful East Side Gallery • Eat schnitzels & take thrill rides at one of the world’s oldest theme parks, Prater in Vienna

• Bavarian Dinner in the Hofbräuhaus Berlin - a traditional German Beer Hall F Discover authentic Hungarian flavours on a food market tour in Budapest

F Have a traditional spa experience at Budapest’s Szechenyi Baths F Explore the spectacular city of Vienna on two wheels with a Kick Bike Tour

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Refugee Voices: A guided tour of Berlin with refugee hosts to give a fresh perspective on the city’s turbulent history.


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This creative & contemporary hotel is all style & soul, featuring gorgeous public areas to hang out. The bar is open 24/7 & the Sauerbraten (German pot roast) goes down well with a craft beer. ALTERNATIVE BERLIN TOUR, BERLIN , GERMANY

PRATER AMUSEMENT PARK, VIENNA AUSTRIA @CHLOEIBBOTSON

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Nightstops

See Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany @katesenkowski

Train

START 4PM BERLIN

DAY 1 BERLIN Hallo Berlin! Meeting our crew today, we'll bond over a traditional German dinner at the Hofbrauhaus, with a chance to sample some of the world’s best beer. (D) DAY 2 BERLIN This morning you can opt in for an exclusive & fascinating walking tour hosted by a refugee. This is your chance to get to know someone with a refugee status & understand the challenges they've faced (& continue to face) as people claiming asylum in Germany. Otherwise, Berlin is yours to explore. (B) F Alternative Berlin Tour F Refugee Voices Tour

DAYS 3 - 4 PRAGUE Whistling to Prague today by train, admiring the spectacular scenery across the Elbe River along the way, we'll waste no time exploring the cobblestones, cathedrals & castles on a walking tour, before refuelling with a traditional Czech dinner in a spectacular converted wine cellar. The next day you can take an optional bike tour, learning about the art of David Cerny, or cruise the Vltava River, enjoy some street food or take a tour of Prague's world famous micro-breweries. (B,D)(B) F Craft Beer tour in Prague • City tour of Prague DAYS 5 - 6 VIENNA Ah Vienna! You might like to kick things off in this

grand capital with a foodie walking tour (strudel & schnaps - yes please!) We'll end the evening like a local, watching the sun set over the famous Danube River at a gorgeous beach bar. The next day maybe opt for a Kick Bike tour to explore on two wheels. Opt to finish your day at one of the world's most historic theme parks in the Prater. (B)(B) F Kick-bike tour DAYS 7 - 8 BUDAPEST Another train ride takes us into Budapest. Tonight we'll have the chance to get to know this city-famous for its grand architecture, lively nightlife & delicious hearty food. We'll kick off the next day with a chance to take a dip in Budapest's famous

thermal baths - skipping the line & beating the crowds. This evening you can join a local expert if you wish who will guide you through the local food markets, giving us a masterclass on iconic dishes like Goulash. After dinner head to Budapest's Ruin Bars to experience the underground party scene. (B)(B) F Food Market tour in Budapest F Szechenyi Baths DAY 9 BUDAPEST Today we say farewell to our Contiki family & our European adventure, but we'll stay in touch, & we'll be back soon. (B) END 9AM BUDAPEST

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End Start Jun 29 Aug 02 Jul 13 Aug 23 Jul 27 Sep 13

End Aug 10 Aug 31 Sep 21

2020

End May04 May25 Jun 15

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBBH | START BERLIN & FINISH BUDAPEST Start Apr 26 May17 Jun 07

Start Oct 04

End Oct 12

Start Dec 20 + Dec 27

End Dec 28 Jan 04

2021

End Nov 02 Nov 23 Dec 21

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWBH | START BERLIN & FINISH BUDAPEST Start Oct 25 Nov 15 Dec 13 +

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MOXY LIFESTYLE HOTEL BERLIN

Start 2021 Jan 17 Feb 21

End Jan 25 Mar 01

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available. Trip starts 4:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 9:00am in Budapest. + This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Please Note: You must be able to carry your own bags on these trips. We will be taking public transport in cities & getting to the heart of the destinations we visit. Pack wisely. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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9

3

DAYS

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COUNTRIES

8 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 8 nights in twin-share hotels including 2 nights in Featured Hotel, Hotel Poet, La Spezia

10 INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

TRANSPORT Inter-city train & local transport

GROUP SIZE 24 maximum group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Local Guides

The one that makes tracks for Barcelona, taking the train & stopping off at Cinque Terre, Nice & Montpellier

Hop between the colourful towns of the Cinque Terre, Italy

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

CULTURAL

• Visit the gorgeous fishing town of Montpellier F Take in the 5 towns of Cinque Terre from the water on a boat trip

• Peel back the layers of Rome’s history on a city walking tour including the Trevi Fountain • Explore Barcelona’s gothic beauty on a walking tour including Las Ramblas F Experience the passion of a flamenco show then top off the evening with some tapas

FOOD

• Enjoy a 3-course traditional Roman feast F Learn how to make your own pesto before it’s cooked for you with fresh pasta in Cinque Terre F Experience an authentic Catalan dinner with an interactive twist in Barcelona

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Explore the baroque beauty of Barcelona with a bike tour • Hike between the pastel coloured 5 towns of the Cinque Terre National Park F Ride e-bikes to an organic vineyard in the spectacular hills above Nice


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Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful train journeys in Europe, this route through the Riviera journeys from Cinque Terre to Nice, taking in spectacular views across the Med. C HILL ON THE BEAC H, NICE, FRANCE

DAY 1 ROME Welcome to Rome! After meeting our new friends at our hotel, we'll head out for a sightseeing tour before bonding over an authentic Italian dinner. Delizioso! (D) • Rome Sightseeing Tour DAYS 2 - 3 LA SPEZIA After uncovering a bit more of Rome, we'll catch a train to the Liguria Region, a gateway to the famed Italian Riviera, admiring Italy's rugged west coast along the way. The next day it's time to explore the unspeakably beautiful Cinque Terre. Whether you choose to hike, train, boat or eat your way through the 'Five Lands', you'll fall head over heels with this famous stretch of coastline. This evening you can opt for a pesto making masterclass in its spiritual home, followed by a tantalizing authentic dinner. (B)(B) • Daily Train pass along the Cinque Terre F Pesto Making & Dinner DAYS 4 - 5 NICE From the Italian Riviera it's on to the French Riviera, where we'll enjoy two nights on this playground of the rich & famous. This afternoon you'll get a chance to explore through its quaint Old Town & soak up the history. In the evening, why not roll the dice on the tables of Monaco’s Monte Carlo Casino? The next day you'll have a chance to join a bike ride across Nice's wine region & learn about the organic winemaking process from a passionate local while enjoying a picnic. End your

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START 4PM ROME

idyllic day with live music at an Old Town bar. (B)(B) • Visit Monaco & see it's Royal Palace, Race Track & Casinos F E-Bike Ride + Vinyard tour F Monaco Dinner DAY 6 MONTPELLIER A short train ride to the rustic fisherman's town of Montpellier on the Mediterranean coast - time to look around & breathe in the sites before we head out for a traditional regional dinner together, watching the world go by with a glass of local wine. (B,D) DAYS 7 - 8 BARCELONA Hola Barcelona! This spectacular Catalonian capital is heaving with baroque beauty & beach vibes, & we'll waste no time checking out the Sagrada Familia, historic Latin Quarter, Las Ramblas & more. Siesta or fiesta in the evening, depending on your mood. The next day is yours to explore - head to the beach, check out the local bars or opt for a flamenco show & dinner. (B)(B) F Catalan Cooking Experience • Sightseeing Tour of Barcelona F Barcelona Bike Ride F Flamenco Show & Dinner

FRANCE

MONTPELLIER

ITALY

Cinque Terre

NICE 2

1

Monaco

2

LA SPEZIA

Cannes START

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BARCELONA

2

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

SPAIN

1

ROME

Places visited 1

Nightstops Train

Sunrise yoga, Nice, France

DAY 9 BARCELONA This morning our adventure sadly finishes after breakfast, but if you're hungry for more Spanish sun, why not join us for our epic Ibiza & Beyond? See you on the beach? (B) END 9AM BARCELONA

WHEN CAN I GO?

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End Jul 12 Aug 02 Aug 16

2020

End May10 Jun 07 Jun 21

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBRB | START ROME & FINISH BARCELONA Start May02 May30 Jun 13

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TRAIN FROM THE ITALIAN TO THE FRENCH RIVIERA

Start Aug 22 Sep 05

End Aug 30 Sep 13

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 9:00am in Barcelona. Please Note: You must be able to carry your own bags on these trips. We will be taking public transport in cities & getting to the heart of the destinations we visit. Pack wisely. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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#EUMAGIC

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EUROPEAN MAGIC THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

9

8

DAYS

COUNTRIES

8 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

10 INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

4.7 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

The one that gives you a taste of Europe's highlights for those tight on time

Gondola ride, Venice, Italy

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F Take a cruise along the glittering Lake Lucerne, framed by the Swiss Alps • Visit the historical & quaint town of Innsbruck, Austria F Make & paint your own Venetian mask & wear it while you enjoy a delicious aperitivo

CULTURAL

F Watch performers whirl by as you sip champagne in your VIP Moulin Rouge seats, followed by dinner F Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional gondola • Take a dreamy nighttime tour of the ‘city of lights’, Paris

FOOD

F Feast on an authentic Venetian 3-course meal with specialties like antipasti & local seafood • Authentic Dutch Dinner at canalside Delirium restaurant, Amsterdam

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Take a funny and fascinating tour through Munich on two wheels with Mike’s Bikes

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team


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DAY 1 LONDON 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 we will unite to explore Amsterdam's canals & gable houses. (D) F Evening canal boat cruise DAY 2 FRANKFURT After more time in the morning exploring Amsterdam, we'll make our way to Frankfurt, Germany's thriving city metropolis with a big city scene by day & a vibrant nightlife in the evenings. (B) DAY 3 MUNICH Saying goodbye to Frankfurt, 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) • Visit a traditional Bavarian beer hall F Mike’s Bikes Tour DAYS 4 - 5 VENICE 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)(B) • See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck

PICNIC BENEATH THE EIFFEL TOWER, PARIS, FRANCE @CHELOTRAVELS

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Places visited

• See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square F Gondola ride along the canals F Venetian Dinner F Hidden Venice & Aperitivo

1

Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city

DAY 6 LUCERNE 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 famous Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

ENGLAND

NORTH SEA

LONDON

NETHERLANDS

1

AMSTERDAM

Dover Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

1

GERMANY

Valley of the Somme

PARIS

DAYS 7 - 8 PARIS 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 • Visit Montmartre F Moulin Rouge Dinner & Show

FRANKFURT

BELGIUM

2 1

MUNICH AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region SWITZ

1

FRANCE

Innsbruck

LUCERNE

Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

2 Lake Como ITALY

VENICE ADRIATIC SEA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

DAY 9 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)

Brilliant way to travel! The tour was incredibly organized, yet flexible enough to allow plenty of free time. I got to meet so many great people & see so many countries in such a short time. I'm ready to go again!

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

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WHEN CAN I GO?

Start May24 May31 Jun 14 Jun 21

End Jun Jun Jun Jun

01 08 22 29

Start Jun 28 Jul 05 Jul 12 Jul 19

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

06 13 20 27

Start Jul 26 Aug 09 Aug 16 Aug 30

End Aug 03 Aug 17 Aug 24 Sep 07

2020

End Apr 13 Apr 27 May11 May25

2020

Start Apr 05 Apr 19 May03 May17

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBHH | START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Sep 06 Sep 13 Sep 20 O Sep 27 O

End Sep Sep Sep Oct

14 21 28 05

Start Nov 28 + Dec 12 + Dec 19 + Dec 28

End Dec Dec Dec Jan

06 20 27 05

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End Jan 07 Jan 10 Jan 24

2021

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2020/21

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2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWHH | START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Jan 30 Feb 13 Feb 27 Mar 13

End Feb 07 Feb 21 Mar 07 Mar 21

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or tripleshare). Single room supplements are available. Triple-share reduction is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:30am in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. O 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 2019 - Mar 2020, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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#EUMAGIC

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

HIDDEN VENICE & APERITIVO TOUR, VENICE, ITALY


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CONTIKI.COM/DISCOVERY

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EUROPEAN DISCOVERY THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

12

9

DAYS

COUNTRIES

11 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 11 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

15 INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

4.7 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team plus Local Guides

The one that uncovers Europe's finest in 12 days, complete with Bavarian beer & gondola rides

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Hang out canalside in Amsterdam, Netherlands

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F Take a cruise along the glittering Lake Lucerne, framed by the Swiss Alps • Take a traditional Motoscafi across the iconic lagoon to the island of Venice • Visit the bohemian & oh-so-chic district of Montmartre, Paris

CULTURAL

FOOD

WELLNESS & ACTIVE

• Clink your steins & say “Prost!” at a Bavarian Beer Hall in Munich F Watch performers and sip champagne at a Parisian Cabaret Show • See a renaissance masterpiece: St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

• Enjoy a Dutch dinner at Delirium restaurant, Amsterdam F Share a family-style dinner with an aperitivo overlooking the Tuscan Hills F Feast on an authentic Venetian 3-course meal

F Feel the thrill of White Water Rafting in the Austrian Alps (summer only) • Walk along the River Rhine & spot castles on the German hillside F Take a funny & fascinating tour through Munich on two wheels


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DAY 3 MUNICH 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) • Visit a traditional Bavarian beer hall F Bike Tour of Munich

Places visited Nightstops

1

Optional start city Optional end city

ENGLAND

NETHERLANDS

NORTH SEA

1

LONDON

1

Dover Calais

Optional start/end city

AMSTERDAM

BELGIUM

RHINE VALLEY

DAY 4 AUSTRIAN TYROL Today we'll head out of Munich & on to Austria with a stop in scenic Innsbruck before arriving in our Tyrolean mountain digs for the night. Tonight is all about mega chills in this scenic mountain village. (B,D) • See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck

GERMANY

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PARIS 2

1

MUNICH

Burgundy Region

1

SWITZ Innsbruck

TYROL

AUSTRIA

1

FRANCE

LUCERNE Lake Como

1

VENICE

Apennine Mountains

FLORENCE 1

ADRIATIC SEA

ITALY

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

famed Belgium. By night we will unite to explore Amsterdam's canals & gable houses. (D) F Evening canal boat cruise

DAY 1 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM Join the Contiki Team this morning in London, or this afternoon or the evening in Amsterdam. Londonites will pass the White Cliffs of Dover & chocolate

2

DAY 5 VENICE 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 & canal charm. (B) • Private motorboat to the historic islands • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square • Locally guided walking tour of Venice F Gondola Ride F Venetian Dinner

ROME

Vatican City

Amsterdam, we 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) • Stunning drive along the River Rhine F Wine Tasting

DAY 2 RHINE VALLEY After a morning roaming the eccentric streets of

BOAT DOWN THE C ANALS OF AMS TERDAM, NETHERL ANDS

DAYS 6 - 7 ROME With our new found appetite for all things Italian, we'll leave Venice & dart across the Apennine Mountains in search of Rome. Here we will 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 the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona F Emperors & Gladiators Inc. Colosseum F Vatican Guided Tour DAY 8 FLORENCE Today we'll move out of Rome 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 the majestic 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 with dinner & aperitivo DAY 9 LUCERNE 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 famous Chapel Bridge in Lucerne F Swiss Mountain visit (summer only) F Lake Cruise DAYS 10 - 11 PARIS 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 • Visit Montmartre F Dinner & Cabaret Show DAY 12 PARIS TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) 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

WHEN CAN I GO?

Start Jun 13 Jun 16 Jun 18 Jun 20 Jun 23 Jun 25 Jun 27

End Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

24 27 29 01 04 06 08

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End Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb

23 30 06 13 20

Start Feb 16 Feb 23 Mar 02 Mar 09 Mar 16

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:30am in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. O 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. 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 2019 - Mar 2020, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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10

DAYS

13 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

TRANSPORT

15 INCLUDED MEALS

13 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

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13 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

FOOD

LOCAL

F Take an alternative walking tour and uncover a different side to Berlin • See the famous Mostar Bridge, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture • Take a guided walking tour across the winding cobbled streets of Prague

GROUP SIZE & TEAM 42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team

F Feast on a seafood or steak dinner in Amsterdam F Take in Budapest as you cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast F Taste beers & Czech out some of Prague’s best pubs guided by a local beer enthusiast

The one that'll take you from baroque & bratwurst to beach in 2 culture-packed weeks DAY 13 SPLIT 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

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 having the option to dine with a local family. (B)(B) • Locally guided sightseeing & walking tour of Sarajevo F Dine with the locals DAYS 11 - 12 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)(B) • See the famous Mostar Bridge

Take a dip in the Adriatic, Dubrovnic, Croatia

This trip is a section of our larger trip, (European Dream see p.50). This means some of the group will continue back to London. START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

DAY 1 LONDON 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 we will all unite to explore Amsterdam's canals & gable houses. (D) DAY 2 AMSTERDAM Wake up in Amsterdam, the eccentric city where museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained. (B)

DAY 14 SPLIT After breakfast, we'll wrap up our adventure & say our goodbyes to the group. (B)

F Canal Cruise F Volendam Dinner DAYS 3 - 4 BERLIN 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) • Visit the East Side Gallery F Historical Berlin Walking Tour F TV Tower visit DAYS 5 - 6 PRAGUE 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 walking tour will see Prague

END 8AM SPLIT

GOT MORE TIME? Add on the Croatia Island Sail p.150 & save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount.

steal our hearts with castles, cathedrals & cute bridges. (B)(B) • Orientation tour of Dresden • Walking tour of Prague F Traditional Czech Evening

Places visited 1

Optional start city

NETHERLANDS

START

DAYS 7 - 8 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)(B) • Locally guided sightseeing & walking tour of Budapest

Nightstops

LONDON

ENGLAND

NORTH SEA

Dover Calais

2

AMSTERDAM

2

BERLIN

Dresden BELGIUM

GERMANY

2

ENGLISH CHANNEL

PRAGUE CZECH REP

Brno SLOVAKIA

Bratislava AUSTRIA

FRANCE

2

SWITZ

BUDAPEST

HUNGARY SLOVENIA CROATIA ITALY

END

SERBIA

SPLIT 1

2 2

DAYS 9 - 10 SARAJEVO Bye Budapest, Bosnia

DUBROVNIK

SARAJEVO

Mostar

BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

ADRIATIC SEA

WHEN CAN I GO?

Start Jun 14 Jun 28 Jul 05

End Jun 27 Jul 11 Jul 18

Start Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 26

End Jul 25 Aug 01 Aug 08

Start Aug 09 Aug 16 Aug 30

End Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 12

2020

End May30 Jun 06 Jun 20

2020

Start May17 May24 Jun 07

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBRC | START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM & FINISH SPLIT Start Sep 06 Sep 13

End Sep 19 Sep 26

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:30am in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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15 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

TRANSPORT

19 INCLUDED MEALS

15 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

15 breakfasts (B) 4 Dinners (D)

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team

F Enjoy an authentic Czech evening with traditional music, dancing & dinner F Enjoy a farm-to-table meal followed by homemade schnaps in the Austrian Alps F Learn how to make your own pesto, served with fresh pasta in Cinque Terre (winter only)

The one that ticks off highlight European cities over 16 days, including Berlin, Florence & Paris

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

NORTH SEA

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

LONDON

Dresden

Dover Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

GERMANY

BELGIUM

2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP

PARIS 2 1 SALZBURG 1 LUCERNE

Swiss Alps

1 VENICE

ADRIATIC SEA

1 FLORENCE ITALY

Nightstops Optional start city

See the colourful buildings of Cinque Terre, Italy @scrubsandstripes

Lake Como

CINQUE 1 TERRE Pisa

Places visited 1

AUSTRIA

SWITZ

FRANCE

Optional end city

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2 ROME Vatican City

Optional start/end city START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

DAYS 1 - 2 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM Join the squad in London or Amsterdam. By night we'll unite to explore Amsterdam's canals & gable houses. (D)(B) F Volendam Dinner

• See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building F Locally guided historical walking tour of Berlin F Base Jump off a Berlin skyscraper

DAYS 3 - 4 BERLIN Two nights in Berlin will allow us to hop from bars to galleries & historic sites. (B,D)(B) • Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall • See the site of Checkpoint Charlie

DAYS 5 - 6 PRAGUE Prague will steal our hearts with castles, cathedrals & a quirky persona. (B)(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 • Bike Ride of Bohemian Prague with our Local Expert (summer only) DAY 7 SALZBURG Riverside terraces mark our arrival into Salzburg, with no shortage of culture to explore. (B) F Sights & Sounds of Salzburg F Austrian Farmer's Dinner & Schnaps Evening DAY 8 VENICE In Venice, we'll fall head over heels for the “floating city.” (B) F Gondola Ride

DAYS 9 - 10 ROME Here we'll spend two nights visiting historic monuments & ticking off Vatican City. (B,D)(B) • See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona F Guided tour of Vatican

• Florentine leather craft demonstration F Tuscan Evening

DAY 11 FLORENCE In Florence, we'll drink up the secret streets & sacred art. (B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria

DAY 13 LUCERNE Steering into the Swiss Alps via Lake Como, Lucerne will greet us with charm & chocolate. (B) • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne F Swiss Mountain visit

DAY 12 ITALIAN RIVIERA We'll stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before soaking up colourful Cinque Terre. (B) • Unlimited train pass along the Cinque Terre

DAYS 14 - 15 PARIS We'll spend our final two nights in Paris - oui merci! (B,D)(B) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral • Montmartre Visit F Cabaret Show & Dinner DAY 16 PARIS TO LONDON Whether you take your free transfer to Paris CDG Airport or to central London, it will be sad goodbyes when our trip ends. (B) END 10AM PARIS CDG AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

WHEN CAN I GO?

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2020

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2020

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2020

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2020

2020

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End Aug 21 Sep 04 Sep 11

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End Sep 25 Oct 09 Oct 23

Start Nov 27 + Dec 04 + Dec 11 +

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2021

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2020

Start Oct 16 Oct 30 Nov 13

2020

2020

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End Start Jan 29 Jan 23 Feb 12 Jan 30 Feb 26

End Start Feb 13 Mar 12 Feb 27 Mar 13

End Mar 27

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:30am in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & 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 details of winter trips between Oct 2019 - Mar 2020, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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F Discover Berlin’s tumultuous past on a historical walking tour including Hitler’s bunker F Uncover a hidden Venice with an in-depth walking tour and aperitivo • Discover Renaissance Florence on foot including the statue of David & the Medici Palace

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

FOOD

LOCAL

DISCOVERER

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EUROPEAN INSPIRATION THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

19

10

DAYS

COUNTRIES

18 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 18 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

22 INCLUDED MEALS 18 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

4.8 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team

The one that lets you discover 10 countries in 19 days, with 2 nights in each city featuring Rome, Prague & Berlin

Look out over Florence, Italy @laanuhh

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F Take a cruise along the glittering Lake Lucerne, framed by the Swiss Alps • Get a guided walking tour of the grand Prague Castle district • Taste Chianti in a 16th century Tuscan winery followed by a vineyard tour

CULTURAL

F Enjoy Amsterdam from the water on a canal cruise with an on-board bar F Take an alternative walking tour & discover a different side to Berlin F Uncover a hidden Venice with an in-depth walking tour, followed by an aperitivo

FOOD

F Share a family-style dinner with an aperitivo overlooking the Tuscan Hills F Feast on a seafood or steak dinner in the Dutch fishing village of Volendam

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Take a funny & fascinating tour through Munich on two wheels with Mike’s Bikes F Feel the unique thrill of White Water Rafting in the stunning Austrian Alps (summer only)


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TAKE A GONDOL A RIDE, VENICE, ITALY @_MTHOMASS

DAY 1 LONDON 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) DAY 2 AMSTERDAM Welcome to Amsterdam, the eccentric city, where museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained long into the evening. (B) F Canal Cruise F Volendam Dinner DAYS 3 - 4 BERLIN 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) • Visit the East Side Gallery F Historical Walking Tour F Alternative Berlin Tour DAYS 5 - 6 PRAGUE 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) • Orientation tour of Dresden

• Walking tour of Prague F Traditional Czech Evening

VISIT THE COLOURFUL TOWN OF BURANO, ITALY @DBONDBONDD

DAY 19 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)

• Walking Tour of historic Rome F Guided Tour of the Vatican F Emperors & Gladiators inc Colosseum

DAYS 7 - 8 MUNICH Leaving picturesque Prague, 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)(B) • Visit Dachau Concentration Camp • Visit a traditional Bavarian beer hall F Guided bike tour of Munich

DAYS 13 - 14 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)(B) • Wine tasting in Tuscany • Locally guided walking tour of Florence F Certosa Monastery & Tuscan Evening

DAYS 9 - 10 VENICE 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 motoscafo to the islands of Venice F Whitewater Rafting, Tyrol (summer only) F Gondola Ride F Hidden Venice & Aperitivo

This trip was the perfect length. Every other day was a travel day, but with two days in each city, we usually had a day & a half to go out & explore. All of the Free Time Add-Ons were well-worth the money too.

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

Meagan Gloor on

NORTH SEA

BERLIN

NETHERLANDS

2

ENGLAND

AMSTERDAM

2

LONDON

DAYS 15 - 16 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)

Dover Dresden Calais

BELGIUM

GERMANY

ENGLISH CHANNEL

PRAGUE 2 CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme Dachau

PARIS 2

MUNICH 2 Burgundy Region

2

LUCERNE Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps ITALY

Lake Como

2 Pisa Chianti Region

2

VENICE

FLORENCE ADRIATIC SEA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Places visited 1

AUSTRIA

Tyrol

SWITZ

FRANCE

DAYS 17 - 18 PARIS 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) • Exclusive 'Paris by Night' tour • Visit Montmartre F Cabaret Show & Dinner

DAYS 11 - 12 ROME 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 & ticking off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. (B)(B)

ALTERNATIVE WALKING TOUR, BERLIN , GERMANY @KRS TNMUSIC

Nightstops

2 Vatican City

Optional start city

ROME

Optional end city Optional start/end city

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jun 25 Jul 02 Jul 04

Start Jun 21 Jun 23 Jun 28

End Jul 09 Jul 11 Jul 16

Start Jun 30 Jul 05 Jul 12

End Jul 18 Jul 23 Jul 30

Start Jul 19 Jul 26 Aug 02

End Aug 06 Aug 13 Aug 20

2020

Start Jun 07 Jun 14 Jun 16

2020

End Jun 04 Jun 11 Jun 18

2020

Start May17 May24 May31

2020

End Apr 30 May14 May21

2020

Start Apr 12 Apr 26 May03

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBAP | START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Aug 23 Sep 06 Sep 13 O

End Start Sep 10 Sep 20 O Sep 24 Sep 22 O Oct 01 Sep 27 O

End Oct 08 Oct 10 Oct 15

End Start Dec 04 Dec 07 + Dec 11 Dec 14 + Dec 18 Dec 21 +

End Dec 25 Jan 01 Jan 08

Start Dec 28 Dec 30

End Jan 15 Jan 17

Start 2021 Jan 04 Jan 11

End Jan 22 Jan 29

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:30am in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. O 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 2019 - Mar 2020, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

2021

Start Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30 +

2021

End Nov 06 Nov 13 Nov 27

2020

Start Oct 19 Oct 26 Nov 09

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWAP | START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Feb 01 Feb 22 Mar 01

End Start Feb 19 Mar 15 Mar 12 Mar 19

End Apr 02

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START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

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EUROPEAN DREAM THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

20 DAYS

13

COUNTRIES

19 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 19 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

23 INCLUDED MEALS 19 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

4.6 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

The one that combines a culture-packed lap around Europe with a 7 day discovery of the Balkans

See the East Side Gallery on the Alternative Walking Tour of Berlin, Germany

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F Dine with the locals in their homes & hear their stories of wartime living in Sarajevo F Taste famous beers & Czech out some of Prague’s most interesting pubs • Visit the bohemian district of Montmartre, Paris

CULTURAL

F Journey through time at the Sarajevo War Tunnels museum F Discover Berlin’s past on a historical walking tour including Hitler’s bunker F Enjoy an authentic Czech evening with traditional music, dancing & dinner

FOOD

• Taste your way through world-famous Italian Gelato in the city of Venice F Feast on a seafood or steak dinner in the Dutch fishing village of Volendam F Take in the beauty of Budapest as you cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast

WELLNESS & ACTIVE • Swim in the glittering Adriatic alongside the medieval city walls of Dubrovnik

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team plus Local Guides


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WALKING TOUR OF VENICE, ITALY @JAY_DAVIDSON6027

NETHERLANDS

2

NORTH SEA

LONDON

Dresden

Dover Calais

BERLIN

2

AMSTERDAM

GERMANY

BELGIUM

PRAGUE

2

ENGLISH CHANNEL

CZECH REP

Brno

PARIS

SLOVAKIA

2 AUSTRIA

LUCERNE Swiss Alps Lake Como

2

LJUBLJANA

2 SWITZ FRANCE

BUDAPEST HUNGARY

1 1

SLOVENIA

CROATIA

VENICE SPLIT

ITALY

2 SARAJEVO Mostar SERBIA

1

DUBROVNIK

2

BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

ADRIATIC SEA

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

DAY 2 AMSTERDAM Wake up in Amsterdam, the eccentric city where museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained well into the evening. (B) F Volendam Dinner

DAY 1 LONDON 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 we'll unite to explore Amsterdam's canals & gable houses. (D)

DAYS 3 - 4 BERLIN 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) • Visit the East Side Gallery

This trip does it all, but some travellers will only do a section of it (Road to Croatia, p.46 & Road to Paris, p.34) & will end or start in Split.

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 having the option to dine with a local family. (B)(B) • Locally guided sightseeing & walking tour of Sarajevo F War Tunnels Tour

Bratislava

Burgundy Region

1

VIEWS OVER DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

DAYS 7 - 8 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)(B) • Locally guided sightseeing & walking tour of Budapest F River Cruise with Dinner

F Historical Berlin Walking Tour DAYS 5 - 6 PRAGUE 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 walking tour will see Prague steal our hearts with castles, cathedrals & cute bridges. (B)(B) • Orientation tour of Dresden • Walking tour of Prague F Traditional Czech Evening

DAYS 9 - 10 SARAJEVO Bye Budapest, Bosnia

DAYS 11 - 12 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)(B) DAY 13 SPLIT 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 Lets Split Dinner Traditional Croatian meal at Stella Croatica DAY 14 LJUBLJANA 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,D) • Orientation tour of Ljubljana

Venice. Here, we'll fall head over heels for the “floating city”, with its artistic palazzi, abundant markets & charming canals. (B) • Private Motoscafo to the islands of Venice F Gondola Ride DAYS 16 - 17 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)(B) F Lake cruise F Swiss Mountain visit DAYS 18 - 19 PARIS 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) • Exclusive 'Paris by Night' tour • Visit Montmartre F Cabaret Show with Dinner DAY 20 PARIS TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Paris Airport 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

DAY 15 VENICE Driving through the enchanting Julian Alps, we'll make our way to fairytale

WHEN CAN I GO?

Start Jun 14 Jun 28 Jul 05

End Jul 03 Jul 17 Jul 24

Start Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 26

End Jul 31 Aug 07 Aug 14

Start Aug 09 Aug 16 Aug 30

End Aug 28 Sep 04 Sep 18

2020

End Jun 05 Jun 12 Jun 26

2020

Start May17 May24 Jun 07

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBRD | START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Sep 06 Sep 13

End Sep 25 Oct 02

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:30am in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & 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.

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23 DAYS

22 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 22 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

11

COUNTRIES

28 INCLUDED MEALS 22 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D)

4.8 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team plus Local Guides

The one that scopes out all four corners of Europe, plus everything in between, over 3 awe-inspiring weeks

Got to see all the best parts of Europe & made some life long friends. Awesome Trip Managers & Driver made this the easiest way to travel if it's your first time. Will 100% be doing another Contiki. &XĚCN/OĘěěON

Go Paragliding, Hopfgarten, Austria

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F Taste famous beers & Czech out some of Prague’s most interesting pubs guided by a local beer enthusiast • See the spectacular Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna • Visit the bohemian & oh-so-chic district of Montmartre, Paris

CULTURAL

• Reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Auschwitz Concentration Camp • Take a locally guided tour of the historical city of Warsaw, Poland F Explore the massive galleries & chapels of Wieliczka Salt Mines, Krakow

FOOD

F Learn how to make traditional Pierogi (Polish dumplings) followed by dinner, Krakow F Dine on Italian family recipes in the homes of locals with EatWith, Milan F Watch a Swiss folk show & indulge in traditional cheese fondue

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Feel the thrill of White Water Rafting in the Austrian Alps (summer only) F Bike along the green trails of the Austrian Alps followed by a BBQ (Summer Only) F Soar over the Austrian Alps on a paragliding experience (summer only)


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AMSTERDAM

WARSAW

2

2

NETHERLANDS

POLAND

Dover

Czestochowa GERMANY

BELGIUM

Calais

Auschwitz

PRAGUE

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2

2

KRAKOW

CZECH REP

PARIS

2

TYROL Burgundy Region

2

SWITZ

FRANCE

2

1

VIENNA

AUSTRIA

ADRIATIC SEA

LUCERNE

Swiss Alps

MILAN

1 VENICE

1

Lake Como

ITALY

1

Places visited

FLORENCE

1

Nightstops Optional start city

Vatican City

2

START 7:15AM LONDON OR 6PM PARIS

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS Join the Contiki Team this morning in London, we'll head to the city of lights & love bonjour Eiffel Tower! (D) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the ChampsÉlysées & Notre Dame Cathedral DAY 2 PARIS Today will be free for baguettes, boutique shopping & all things quintessentially French. (B) • Visit Montmartre F Cabaret Show & Dinner

DAYS 3 - 4 LUCERNCE A drive past the vineyards of Burgundy will keep our spirits high as we head for luscious Lucerne. (B)(B) • See the famous Chapel Bridge • View the Lion Monument F Swiss Mountain visit F Swiss Fondue Lunch & Show F Lucerne Lake Cruise

Optional end city

ROME

Optional start/end city

DAYS 6 - 7 ROME We'll dart through the grapevines in search of Rome. Here, we'll spend two nights visiting historic monuments & ticking off Vatican City. (B)(B) • See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City • See Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome F Guided tour of the Vatican F Emperors & Gladiators Inc. Colosseum

DAY 5 MILAN Lucerne, you've been a dream - but La Dolce Vita is calling. Passing Lake Como on the way, we'll cross the Swiss Alps chain to Milan. (B) • See the famous Milan Duomo, Galleria & La Scala F EatWith dinner Milan

to the Tuscan paradise of Florence. (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 9 VENICE 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

DAY 8 FLORENCE Ciao Bella Roma, we're off

VISIT THE EIFFEL TOWER, PARIS, FRANCE @ERINGRISS

DAYS 10 - 11 AUSTRIAN TYROL Taking the temperature down a notch, we'll arrive in the Austrian Alps for a 2-day adventure sports extravaganza. (B,D)(B,D) F Whitewater Rafting (summer only) F Bike & BBQ (summer only) F Paragliding (summer only) DAY 12 VIENNA Next up: Vienna. Upon arrival, we'll make our way round the city's many historical prides. (B) • See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House F A Classic Night Out DAYS 13 - 14 PRAGUE 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. (B)(B) • Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock F Prague Bike Ride (summer only) F Pivo & Pubs

sights set on Warsaw. But first, a sobering visit to the concentration camp of Auschwitz. (B,D)(B) • Locally guided tour of Auschwitz • Visit to Czestochowa • Locally guided city tour of Warsaw DAYS 19 - 20 BERLIN Two nights in Berlin will give us enough time to go deep into the city's creative culture, hopping from bars to galleries. (B,D)(B) • See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building F Historical Walking Tour F TV Tower observation deck F Base jump off of a Berlin skyscraper DAYS 21 - 22 AMSTERDAM We'll rock up to Amsterdam, the eccentric city where museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained. (B,D)(B) F Canal Cruise F Volendam dinner

DAYS 15 - 16 KRAKOW From one fairytale city to another, we'll set off to the Polish gem of Krakow. (B)(B) • City sightseeing tour of Krakow F Salt Mines tour F Traditional Pierogi evening

DAY 23 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or to central London, it'll be hard to hold back the tears as our trip ends. Swap deets, new adventures lie ahead. (B)

DAYS 17 - 18 WARSAW We're on the road again, our

END 10AM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

WHEN CAN I GO?

Start May24 Jun 07 Jun 21

End Jun 15 Jun 29 Jul 13

Start Jun 28 Jul 05 Jul 19

End Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 10

Start Aug 02 Aug 16 Aug 23

End Aug 24 Sep 07 Sep 14

2020

End May04 May18 Jun 01

2020

Start Apr 12 Apr 26 May10

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBHS | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Sep 06 Sep 13 Sep 20

End Sep 28 Oct 05 Oct 12

Start Nov 22 + Dec 06 + Dec 20 +

End Dec 14 Dec 28 Jan 11

Start Dec 28 Dec 30

End Jan 19 Jan 21

2021

End Nov 09 Nov 16 Nov 30

2020

Start Oct 18 Oct 25 Nov 08

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWHS | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start 2021 Jan 10 Jan 17

End

Start Feb 07 Feb 01 Mar 07 Feb 08

End Mar 01 Mar 29

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:15am (6:30am in Winter) in London or 6:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol 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. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. Trips will stay in Salzburg instead of the Austrian Tyrol & will offer different Free Time Add On’s.

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LONDON

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24 DAYS

23 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 23 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

12

COUNTRIES

29 INCLUDED MEALS 23 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D)

4.7 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

The one that will make you fall in love with a traditional European winter, fairy lights & all

Visit the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Discover renaissance Florence on foot including the statue of David & the Medici Palace F Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional Gondola F Experience the passion of a flamenco show, topped of with some tapas

CULTURAL

• Reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Austria F Witness renaissance masterpieces on a guided tour of the Vatican City F Enjoy an authentic Czech evening with traditional music, dancing & dinner

FOOD

F Indulge in traditional Swiss cheese fondue with a side of rosti • Spend a free evening exploring Lyon’s gastronomical delights F Share a family-style dinner with an aperitivo overlooking the Tuscan Hills

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Breathe in fresh alpine air on a Swiss mountain visit

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team plus Local Guides


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GO TO THE TOP OF A SWISS MOUNTAIN , SWITZERL AND

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

2

AMSTERDAM

2

LONDON Calais

Ebony Drayton on

BELGIUM GERMANY

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2

Valley of the Somme

PARIS

2

MUNICH Burgundy Region

1

Nightstops

LYON

Optional start city

PRAGUE CZECH REP

1

2

2

VIENNA

AUSTRIA

LUCERNE

Swiss Alps

1

Mauthausen

SWITZ

FRANCE

Places visited

Winter is the most beautiful time to travel! I experienced some of the most breathtaking places & our Trip Manager made sure we were never short of wow moments.

BERLIN

Dresden

Dover

Dolomite Mountains

VENICE

2

ITALY

ADRIATIC SEA

Optional end city Optional start/end city

Pisa Monaco

SPAIN

1

FLORENCE

DAYS 13 - 14 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

2

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA

GUIDED TOUR OF THE COLOSSEUM, ROME, ITALY

FRENCH RIVIERA 2

2

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM PARIS

F Parisian Dinner & Cabaret

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS Join forces in London or Paris where we'll hit the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe & more. (D) • See Dover Castle, White Cliffs & cross the English Channel • Paris by Night City Tour

DAYS 3 - 4 LUCERNCE 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) F Swiss Mountain Visit F Lake Cruise

DAY 2 PARIS Free day! Coffee & croissant in hand, uncover markets, museums & the endless Parisian magic on offer. (B)

DAY 5 LYON In France's gastronomic capital, we'll take in Lyon's colourful buildings & sample its restaurants & incredible local wines. (B)

ROME

Vatican City

DAYS 6 - 7 BARCELONA From the Pyrénées Mountains to the Mediterranean coastline, we'll weave our way to bustling Barcelona. From the Gothic Quarter to La Rambla district, we'll uncover it all. (B,D)(B) • See Gaudí's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex • Gothic Quarter Walking Tour F Flamenco Show & Dinner DAYS 8 - 9 FRENCH RIVIERA Glitz & glamour is calling, so on to the French Riviera, hit

the Monte Carlo Casino or stroll along the coastline. (B)(B) F Monaco Dinner DAY 10 FLORENCE 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 DAYS 11 - 12 ROME Snug as bugs in Roman rugs, we'll arrive in Italy's capital to visit historic monuments & tick off the world's smallest country; the Vatican City. (B)(B)

DAYS 15 - 16 VIENNA Stay toasty with Viennese schnaps & strudel. In Austria's lively hub we'll admire architecture, café hop & visit the city's many historical sites. (B)(B) DAY 17 MUNICH We'll make our way to Munich. The home of Oktoberfest we will wow us with 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. (B) F Guided Walking Tour of Munich DAYS 18 - 19 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 20 - 21 BERLIN After a hop through Dresden we'll arrive in the cool capital of 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 DAYS 22 - 23 AMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will entertain us in eccentric Amsterdam. (B,D)(B) F Canal Cruise DAY 24 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) END 10AM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

WHEN CAN I GO?

+ + + O+

End Dec Dec Dec Jan

13 20 27 03

Start Dec 16 Dec 18 Dec 28 Dec 30

Q+ V+ X+ 4+

End Jan Jan Jan Jan

08 10 20 22

Start  2021 Jan 03 Jan 08 Jan 15

End Jan 26 Jan 31 Feb 07

2021

Start Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 04 Dec 11

2021

End Nov 08 Nov 15 Nov 22 Dec 06

2020

Start Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 13

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWHL | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Jan 29 Feb 12 Feb 26 Mar 12

End Feb 21 Mar 07 Mar 21 Apr 04

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available & triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:30am in London or 6pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. OTrip spends New Year’s Eve in Berlin. Q Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Vienna. V Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Venice. X Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. 4 Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Paris. + This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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EUROPEAN EXPLORER THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

33 DAYS

32 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 31 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation, 1 night on board a ferry

19

COUNTRIES

40 INCLUDED MEALS 32 breakfasts (B) 8 dinners (D)

+ MYKONOS ISLAND OR GREEK ISLAND CRUISING OPTIONS

4.7 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi Overnight ferry to Greece & Ferry to Mykonos

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team plus Local Guides

The one that unearths 19 countries in 33 unbelievable days, topped off with magical Greek Islands your way

Fall in love with Nice, on the French Riviera, France @scrubsandstripes

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Visit the famous Isle of Capri & soak up the sun, sea & sand, Italy F Ascend the spectacular Mt Pilatus, Switzerland • Visit romantic Verona & see Casa Giulietta (Juliet’s Balcony), Italy

CULTURAL

F See UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik from the water with an Adriatic cruise including swim stops F Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii F Watch a Swiss folk show & indulge in traditional cheese fondue

FOOD

F Feast on traditional Greek dishes in the historic Plaka district of Athens F Cruise to the UNESCOlisted island of Burano followed by sumptuous seafood dinner F Share a family-style dinner with an aperitivo overlooking the Tuscan Hills

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F See Amsterdam from a unique perspective as you bungy jump off a crane • Swim in the warm, shimmering waters of the Mediterranean Sea F Take a funny & fascinating tour through Munich on two wheels with Mike’s Bikes


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TAS TE WORLD FAMOUS GEL ATO, VENICE, ITALY @BRIT WILT

NETHERLANDS

GOT MORE TIME?

GERMANY

AMSTERDAM

LONDON

1 RHINE

Dover

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VALLEY

Calais BELGIUM ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PARIS 2

MUNICH

FRANCE

1

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

SWITZ

Swiss Alps

SLOVENIA

2 VENICE

SPAIN

2

BARCELONA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

CROATIA

1 FLORENCE 1 ZADAR

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

Split

ITALY

FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

VIENNA

AUSTRIA

Verona

Pisa Monaco

2

2

Liechtenstein

LUCERNE 2 LYON 1

Mauthausen

2 DUBROVNIK MONTENEGRO

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME Vatican City Isle of Capri

Pompeii

1 TIRANA

Bari

1

ALBANIA

SORRENTO

GREECE

1 PREVEZA

1

Corinth Canal

IONIAN SEA

Places visited 1

Patras

1 ATHENS

MYKONOS ISLAND OR CRUISING OPTION SEE CONTIKI.COM

Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city

Unearthing 19 incredible countries in 33 days, the European Explorer takes you from the grandeur of London to the lights and romance of Paris, before moving onto beachside Barcelona, the glitzy French Riviera and through Italy, Croatia, Austria and Germany, with unforgettable experiences, iconic sites and plenty of surprises along the way. See contiki.com/explorer for the full itinerary.

DAY 3 LYON (B)

START 7:15AM LONDON OR 6PM PARIS

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (D) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

DAYS 4 - 5 BARCELONA (B,D)(B) • See Gaudí's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex • Gothic Quarter Walking Tour F Flamenco Show & Dinner

DAY 2 PARIS (B) • Visit Montmartre F Cabaret Show & Dinner

DAYS 6 - 7 FRENCH RIVIERA (B)(B) • See the Royal Palace in Monaco F Monaco dinner DAYS 8 - 9 VENICE (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 Hidden Venice & Aperitivo F Burano Island Cruise & Dinner DAY 10 FLORENCE (B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria • Florentine leather craft demonstration F Tuscan Evening DAYS 11 - 12 ROME (B)(B) • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa • See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona F Guided Tour of Vatican F Emperors & Gladiators inc Colosseum DAY 13 SORRENTO (B) • Day trip to Capri F Cruise around Capri

WANDER THE QUAINT STREETS OF PARIS, FRANCE @MAX_HOMER

DAY 14 ADRIATIC FERRY (B) F Guided Tour of Pompeii DAY 15 ATHENS (B) F A Traditional Athens Affair DAY 16 ATHENS TO MYKONOS (B) • See the first modern Olympic Stadium in Athens F Mykonos by Night DAYS 17-21 ISLAND OR CRUISE OPTION

For 4 nights you can even choose your own adventure - opting between Greek Island Cruising or kicking back during the day & letting loose at night on the magical island of Mykonos. Decisions, decisions... See contiki. com for full itinerary. DAYS 22 - 23 DUBROVNIK (B)(B) • Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town F Dubrovnik Cruise DAY 24 ZADAR (B) DAYS 25 - 26 VIENNA (B)(B)

• See Schönbrunn Palace, St.Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House • Scenic drive along the historic ring road F A Classical Night out DAY 27 MUNICH (B) • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz • Visit Mauthausen Concentration Camp DAYS 28 - 29 LUCERNE (B)(B) • Visit Liechtenstein's capital, Vaduz • See the wooden Chapel Bridge • View the Lion Monument F Swiss Mountain visit DAY 30 RHINE VALLEY (B,D) • See the Lorelei Rock • Rhine River Cruise • Beer-stein demonstration F Wine Tasting DAYS 31 - 32 AMSTERDAM (B,D)(B) F Canal Cruise F Farewell Dinner F Bungy Jump off a crane in Amsterdam DAY 33 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON (B) END 10AM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

WHEN CAN I GO?

End May28 Jun 11 Jun 25

Start Jun 07 Jun 14 Jun 21

End Jul 09 Jul 16 Jul 23

2020

Start Apr 26 May10 May24

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBHE | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Jun 28 Jul 05 Jul 19

End Jul 30 Aug 06 Aug 20

Start Aug 02 Aug 30 O Sep 06 O

End Sep 03 Oct 01 Oct 08

Start Jun 07 Jun 14 Jun 21

End Jul 09 Jul 16 Jul 23

Start Jun 28 Jul 05 Jul 19

End Jul 30 Aug 06 Aug 20

2020

End May28 Jun 11 Jun 25

2020

Start Apr 26 May10 May24

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BHEC | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Aug 02 Aug 30 O Sep 06 O

End Sep 03 Oct 01 Oct 08

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available & triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:15am in London or 6:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. O These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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2

ENGLAND

SEE THE CORINTH C ANAL, GREECE


ICONIC ESSENTIALS

JUMP INTO THE AZURE WATERS OF THE ITALIAN COASTLINE AS YOU CRUISE AROUND THE ISLE OF CAPRI, ITALY @MAX_HOMER


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FREEDOM TO EXPLORE See Europe’s iconic sites and enjoy the freedom to customise your days with our menu of Free Time Add-Ons. Iconic Essentials trips offer incredible value and let you make each day your own, dependent on your budget and what you want to see. You’ll be staying in fun hostels and unique Special Stays throughout your trip. <HGMBDBL@:LMAH?LA¥G><D% AHI?@:KM>G%:NLMKB:

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PASTA BESIDE THE CANALS OF VENICE, ITALY @CASSANDRA_LEUNG

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European Horizon

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Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape

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p.71

Mediterranean Quest

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7 NIGHTS IN HOSTELS 7 nights in multi-share hostels, including 2 nights in Featured Hostel Generator Paris + Twin share upgrade available

8 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

TRANSPORT Air-conditioned Coach with charging points & WiFi

GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team

The one that journeys from the canals of Amsterdam to the heights of the Alps, finishing off in the city of love

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

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F Ascend a spectacular Swiss Mountain in the Alps • Visit the richly historical city of Cologne, Germany • Explore the beautiful renaissance architecture of Heidelberg, Germany

CULTURAL

F Watch a succession of performers whirl by as you sip champagne at a Parisian Cabaret Show

FOOD

F Eat a Parisian feast in the oh-so-chic district of Montmartre

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Swing through the treetops on an adventure high ropes course, the Swiss Alps (seasonal) • Hike & explore the Swiss Alps F Glide around Paris on an E-scooter, touring the icons on two wheels with a Local Guide


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Led by experiences & elegant design, Generator Hostel is nestled amongst boutique Parisian galleries, shops & pastel coloured cafes. The design is less hostel, more art house, representing the very best of this cultural capital. EXPLORE THE SWISS ALPS, SWITZERL AND

DAY 1 AMSTERDAM Welcome to the vibrant, eclectic & oh-so-pretty city of Amsterdam. The evening is ours to explore this buzzing place - take an optional canal cruise or simply hit some boutique bars yourself. F Canal Cruise DAY 2 AMSTERDAM Today is yours to explore Amsterdam. This morning, opt for a thrilling sky swing with panoramic views over the city, with exclusive early access to the A'DAM lookout. Then the rest of the day is yours to visit iconic museums, stroll the gorgeous waterways & admire the neogothic architecture. Tonight, you have the chance to try traditional Dutch dinner before checking out the city's legendary nightlife. (B) F Dutch Traditional Dinner F A'Dam Lookout DAY 3 HEIDELBERG Heading to Germany today we'll stop in Cologne, a beautiful town that has been rebuilt to its former glory since being decimated in WW2. Then we'll head to Heidelberg, a university city with legendary nightlife and fascinating medieval castles. (B) • Visit Cologne

TRY ESC ARGOT, PARIS, FRANCE

DAYS 4 - 5 SWISS ALPS Cameras at the ready - we're headed to the Swiss Alps, wasting no time checking out the cascading Rhine waterfalls - the largest in Europe. We'll spend the next few days in the beautiful Swiss Alps, with a chance to head to the 'top of the world' on a Swiss mountain, as well as rope climbing courses (summer only) & heaps of eye-widening hikes. (B)(B) • Visit the Rhine Falls F Swiss Mountain Visit F Adventure High Ropes Course (summer only)

#EUIN1WEEK

START 4PM AMSTERDAM

DAY 8 PARIS What better setting than the city of love for a heartfelt farewell breakfast? Today we say goodbye to our new friends, but we'll stay in touch, & we'll never forget our European adventure. (B) END 10AM PARIS

See the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France @ tinytravelgirl

Places visited

DAYS 6 - 7 PARIS Leaving Switzerland we're headed to the glittering city of love. With two nights to explore we'll check out the Eiffel Tower, the Arc De Triomphe, Notre Dame & more - you can even opt to see the sights from a unique perspective by whizzing around Paris on an E-scooter. On our final evening we'll have the opportunity to have a traditional Parisian dinner in the famous Montmartre, followed by an iconic Cabaret show. Ooh la la! (B,D)(B) F Traditional Parisian Dinner F Parisian Cabaret Show F See Paris by E-Scooter

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START

Nightstops

AMSTERDAM 2 GERMANY

NETHERLANDS

Cologne BELGIUM

END

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1

HEIDELBERG

FRANCE

Burgundy Region

Rhine Falls SWITZ

2

SWISS ALPS

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jun Jun Jul Jul

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SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCOW | START AMSTERDAM & FINISH PARIS Start Apr 12 Apr 26 May10 May24

Start Aug 23 Sep 06 Sep 13 Sep 20

End Aug 30 Sep 13 Sep 20 Sep 27

Start Dec 13 + Dec 20 + Dec 27

End Dec 20 Dec 27 Jan 03

2021

End Nov 01 Nov 22 Dec 13

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWOW | START AMSTERDAM & FINISH PARIS Start Oct 25 Nov 15 Dec 06 +

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

GENERATOR HOSTEL PARIS

Start 2021 Jan 10 Feb 07

End Jan 17 Feb 14

A limited number of twin-share upgrades are available upon booking. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 4:00pm Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris. + This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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EASTERN ROCKER 8

7

DAYS

7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 7 nights multi-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

#EASTERNROCKER

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COUNTRIES

TRANSPORT

9 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team

LOCAL

FOOD

F Taste beers & Czech out some of Prague’s best pubs • See the Bone Chapel in Kutna Hora • See the East Side Gallery & iconic Berlin Wall

F Eat dinner in a local Dutch restaurant F Enjoy an authentic Czech evening with traditional music, dancing & dinner

The one that combines Euro cool & gothic history in Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague & Vienna This trip is a section of our larger trip (European Trail see p.86). This means some of the group will continue to London. START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

DAY 1 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM Join your 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) DAY 2 AMSTERDAM Wake up in Amsterdam, the eccentric city where museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained well into the evening. (B) F Canal Cruise F Dutch Dinner

Cycle the canals of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Places visited 1

Nightstops

NORTH SEA

START

Optional start city ENGLAND

DAYS 3 - 4 BERLIN 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 Alternative Berlin Tour F Historical Walking Tour (summer Only)

NETHERLANDS

2

AMSTERDAM

BERLIN

2

LONDON GERMANY

Dover BELGIUM

Calais

2

ENGLISH CHANNEL

This week was the most incredible thing I could ask for. I made so many amazing friends from all over the world, & got to experience so much for such a good price!

Dresden

PRAGUE

Kutná Hora

CZECH REP

END FRANCE

VIENNA 1 AUSTRIA

DAYS 5 - 6 PRAGUE 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 with castles, cathedrals & a quirky persona. (B)(B) F Prague bike tour (summer only) F Pivo & Pubs F Traditional Czech Evening DAY 7 VIENNA 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 of Vienna F A Classic Night Out DAY 8 VIENNA Our grand finale will take place in the schnaps & strudel mecca of Vienna. A cathedral, palace & opera house will take the pinch off our teary goodbyes. (B) END 12:30PM VIENNA

Jessica Calland on

WHEN CAN I GO?

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2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCLV | START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM & FINISH VIENNA Start Sep 26 Oct 03

End Oct 03 Oct 10

End Nov 28 Dec 05 Dec 07 Dec 12 Dec 19

Start Dec 14 + Dec 18 + Dec 20 + Dec 27 Dec 29

End Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan

21 25 27 03 05

Start Dec 31  2021 Jan 02 Jan 09 Jan 16

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2021

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2020/21

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2020

Start Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 07 Nov 14

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWLV | START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM & FINISH VIENNA Start Jan 23 Jan 30 Feb 06 Feb 13 Feb 20

Please note: You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Please note: Trip starts 6:30am in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 12:30pm in Vienna. + This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

30 06 13 20 27

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COUNTRIES

7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 7 nights multi-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

TRANSPORT

9 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team plus Local Guides

LOCAL

FOOD

• Take a dreamy nighttime tour of the ‘city of lights’, Paris F Watch a succession of performers whirl by as you sip champagne at a Parisian Cabaret Show

F Enjoy an Italian feast nestled in the Tuscan countryside at Il Palagio, with wine pairing F Eat a Parisian feast in the oh-so-chic district of Montmartre

DAYS 6 - 7 PARIS 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) F Cabaret Show

DAY 8 PARIS TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) 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

The Western Rocker was my first Contiki trip & I was definitely impressed. The diversity of the places we went, the amazing people on the trip & the organisation of the trip made it so easy to have fun & enjoy travelling.

Admire the jaw-dropping panoramas of the Alps, Switzerland

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DAYS 2 - 3 FLORENCE First up we will tick off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. Then we'll head 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 the majestic Duomo Cathedral. (B)(B) F Florence Street Food Tour

This trip is a section of our larger trip (European Trail see p.86). This means you’ll join a group who have been travelling from London. START 6PM ROME

DAY 1 ROME Prepare to be welcomed into the historical heartthrob of Rome. You'll check in to our hostel before lounging about or exploring. Later the team will join forces & the adventure will start rolling.

F Tuscan Wine Tasting & Dinner DAYS 4 - 5 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) F Swiss Mountain Visit

ENGLAND

END

LONDON Dover Calais

Valley of the Somme

2

PARIS

Burgundy Region

1

SWITZ

2

Places visited Nightstops

FRANCE

SWISS ALPS

Lake Como

ITALY

Optional end city

FLORENCE 2 Pisa

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

WHEN CAN I GO?

START

ROME 1 Vatican City

05 07 09 12 14 16

Start Jul 12 Jul 14 Jul 16 Jul 19 Jul 21 Jul 23

End Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

19 21 23 26 28 30

Start Jul 26 Aug 02 Aug 09 Aug 11 Aug 16 Aug 23

End Aug 02 Aug 09 Aug 16 Aug 18 Aug 23 Aug 30

Start Feb 07 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 07

End Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 07 Mar 14

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End Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

Start Mar 21 Mar 28

End Mar 28 Apr 04

06 08 13 20 27 04

2020

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2020

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2021

07 14 21 23 28 30

2020

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2021

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2020

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2020

Start Apr 12 Apr 26 May03 May10 May17 May24

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCRT | START ROME & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Oct 11 Oct 18

End Oct 18 Oct 25

Start Dec 06 Dec 13 Dec 15 Dec 20 Dec 27

+ + + +

End Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan

13 20 22 27 03

Start Dec 29 2021 Jan 02 Jan 04 Jan 11

End Jan 05 Jan 09 Jan 11 Jan 18

2021

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2020/21

Start Nov 01 Nov 08 Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov 29

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWRT | START ROME & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Jan 13 Jan 15 Jan 17 Jan 24 Jan 31

End Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb

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.

20 22 24 31 07

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The one that journeys from Rome to Paris in one week, hitting up the Swiss Alps on the way

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WESTERN QUEST 8

3

DAYS

7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 7 nights multi-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

#WESTERNQUEST

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COUNTRIES

TRANSPORT

9 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

FOOD

LOCAL

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team

F Watch performers whirl by as you sip champagne at a Parisian Cabaret Show F Experience a flamenco show topped off with some tapas • Explore Barcelona on a walking tour

F Eat a Parisian feast in the oh-so-chic district of Montmartre • Take yourself Pintxoshopping in San Sebastian & taste your way around the city

The one that hits the highlights of western Europe in one action-packed week START

ENGLAND

LONDON

Dover Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PARIS 2 FRANCE

Loire Valley

1

SAN SEBASTIAN 2

BORDEAUX

St-Jean-de-Luz

END

Picnic Baroque Barcelona, Spain @chrystalchristie

Zaragoza SPAIN

START 7:15AM LONDON OR 6PM PARIS

GOT MORE TIME? Want to see more of the UK before you start this trip from London? Add on the England & Scotland trip on p.143 & save 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures. This trip is a section of our larger trip (European Quest see p.88). This means some of the group will travel back to London.

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS Join your Contiki team this morning in London, ready to see the chalky White Cliffs of Dover en route to Paris. Here in the city of lights & love we'll begin our exploring & monument marvelling hello Eiffel Tower! (D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

DAY 2 PARIS 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; the day will be yours. (B) F Parisian Dinner in Montmartre

DAYS 4 - 5 SAN 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 3 BORDEAUX 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 6 - 7 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 of this city uncovered. (B)(B) F Flamenco show with tapas

2

BARCELONA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Places visited 1

Nightstops Optional start city

DAY 8 BARCELONA 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

WHEN CAN I GO?

Start Jun 12 Jun 17 Jun 19 Jun 24 Jun 26 Jul 01

End Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

19 24 26 01 03 08

Start Jul 03 Jul 08 Jul 10 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 22

End Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

10 15 17 22 24 29

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2020

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2020

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2020

End Apr 03 Apr 17 May01 May08 May15 May22

2020

Start Mar 27 Apr 10 Apr 24 May01 May08 May15

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCWQM | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH BARCELONA Start Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 04 Sep 11 Sep 25 Oct 02

End Aug 28 Sep 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Oct 02 Oct 09

End Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 11 Dec 18

Start Dec 18 + Dec 21 Dec 27

End Dec 25 Dec 28 Jan 03

Start 2021 Jan 08 Jan 15 Feb 05

End Jan 15 Jan 22 Feb 12

2021

Start Nov 13 Nov 20 Dec 04 + Dec 11 +

2021

End Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 06 Nov 13

2020

Start Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 06

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWWQ | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH BARCELONA Start Feb 19 Feb 26 Mar 05 Mar 12

You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am (6:30am in Winter) in London or 6:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 9:00am in Barcelona. + This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

End Feb 26 Mar 05 Mar 12 Mar 19

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DAYS

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COUNTRY

8 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

8 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi, ferry to/from Ibiza

GROUP SIZE & TEAM 42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team

• Let loose at a basethumping Ibiza Boat Party • Gothic Quarter Walking Tour, Barcelona F Experience the passion of a flamenco show then top off the evening with some tapas

F Enjoy a Catalan dinner with an interactive twist in Barcelona F Eat a traditional Madrilenos feast including jamon & tortilla, Madrid

#IBIZABEYOND

8 nights multi-share hotel/ hostel accommodation, including 2 nights in Feature Hostel Generator Madrid

TRANSPORT

11 INCLUDED MEALS

FOOD

LOCAL

The one that gives you all the Spanish highlights including 3 nights in Ibiza

Watch a golden sunset as you share cocktails on the beach, Ibiza town, Spain

START 4PM BARCELONA

DAYS 1 - 2 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 in with a side portion of paella. (D)(B) • See Gaudi's Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex F Barcelona Bike Ride F Flamenco show & tapas DAYS 3 - 5 IBIZA 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 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. (B)(B,D)(B) • Ibiza Boat Party F Ibiza Party Package

Ibiza, Spain

cooking class; make yourself a delicious Paella in the spiritual home of this classic Spanish dish. (B) F Paella Cooking Class & Dinner DAYS 7 - 8 MADRID 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 optional farewell Española dinner. (B,D)(B) • Visit the medieval City of Toledo F Traditional Madridlenos Dinner

DAY 6 VALENCIA 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 our cultural immersion will be to join in a

DAY 9 MADRID Trip ends after breakfast. When you say farewell to your new friends. (B) END 9AM MADRID

Mad party. Great people. Easy travel! Lachlan Barker on START

GOT MORE TIME? Check out the Spanish Spree on p.114 for a 14 day Spanish adventure.

END

2

BARCELONA 2

MADRID MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Toledo SPAIN

VALENCIA

3

1

IBIZA

Denia

Places visited 1

Nightstops

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jun Jun Jul Jul

22 29 06 15

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2020

Start Jun 14 Jun 21 Jun 28 Jul 07

2020

End May11 May18 Jun 01 Jun 15

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCIB | START BARCELONA & FINISH MADRID Start May03 May10 May24 Jun 07

Start Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 13

You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 4:00pm in Barcelona & ends approx. 9:00am in Madrid. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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2

DAYS

8 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 8 nights in multi-share hotels/hostels

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ISLANDS

TRANSPORT

9 INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Local Greek ferries & Private Shuttles

35 maximum group size An experienced Trip Manager

WELLNESS & ACTIVE

CULTURAL

F Take a cruise along the south of Mykonos F Get a locally guided nighttime tour of Mykonos F Visit Oia & soak up one of the world’s most famous sunsets

F Hike an active volcano off the shores of Santorini • Swim in the Aegean and enjoy unique black sand beaches, Santorini

The one that serves straight up sun, party & chill in the idyllic Aegean

Fresh Greek salads, Athens

This was just the vacation I needed! Lots of nightlife & sightseeing. Also spent a lot of time on the beach. Beautiful experience!

See the blue domes of Santorini, Greece

Janelle George on START 6PM ATHENS

DAY 1 ATHENS 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 travellers. How about getting together for an optional tasty & authentic Greek meal tonight? DAYS 2 - 4 MYKONOS It will be high fives all round when we arrive in the party mecca of Mykonos. Windmills, white buildings & iconic sunsets - this island paradise will be ours for 3 nights, leaving us with tired

dancing feet & killer tans. (B)(B)(B)

back to the mainland of Athens, arriving back in the evening. (B)

DAYS 5 - 7 SANTORINI 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) F Santorini highlights & Volcano Tour

DAY 9 END ATHENS It’s pack up & check out time, but you have two options for your last day: end things here (sob) or opt for a final sightseeing tour of Athens, finishing at 1pm. Then it’s hugs, tears, and a final batch of goodbyes. (B) F Take a sightseeing tour of Athens

DAY 8 ATHENS Today we'll make the most of our final hours on the Greek Isles, before sailing

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

1

Nightstops

GREECE

2

END 10AM ATHENS

AEGEAN SEA

ATHENS

MYKONOS 3

IONIAN SEA

3

SANTORINI

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jun 20 Jun 23 Jun 26 Jun 29 Jul 02 Jul 05 Jul 08 Jul 11 Jul 14

Start Jul 09 Jul 12 Jul 15 Jul 18 Jul 21 Jul 24 Jul 27 Jul 30 Aug 02

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2020

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End Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

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 departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

09 12 15 18 21 24

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DAYS

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COUNTRIES

8 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 8 nights multi-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

TRANSPORT

9 INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

• Take a Locally Guided Tour of Auschwitz Concentration Camp F Step back into Budapest’s history with a guided tour of the WW2 sites F Explore the galleries & chapels of Wieliczka Salt Mines

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

FOOD

CULTURAL

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team

F Cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast F Learn how to make traditional Pierogi followed by dinner, Krakow F Bitemojo in Ljubljana – an app-led foodie walking tour

#EASTERNTRAIL

The one that glides from Vienna to Rome with a taste of Eastern Europe

Places visited 1

Nightstops POLAND

KRAKOW

Auschwitz

2

CZECH REP

Banska Bystrica

START

VIENNA

SLOVAKIA

1

AUSTRIA SLOVENIA

1

VENICE

2

BUDAPEST

HUNGARY

LJUBLJANA

1

ITALY

ADRIATIC SEA END

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

1

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DAYS 2 - 3 KRAKOW We'll take a sombre visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Then stroll markets, absorb the lively culture & explore the Old Town. (B)(B) • Locally guided Tour of Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camps F Salt Mines Tour

This trip is a section of our larger trip (European Trail see p.86). This means you’ll join a group who have travelled from London, some of the group will continue back to London START 6PM VIENNA

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

we'll arrive in the ‘Paris of the East', Budapest. From a Royal Palace to a gothic church, we'll bounce across the river from Buda to Pest. (B)(B) F Past & Present Tour DAY 6 LJUBLJANA In Slovenia's capital we'll meander through a vibrant student scene, greeting monuments & exploring the old town. (B) F Bitemojo Ljubljana

DAYS 4 - 5 BUDAPEST After visiting Slovakia's charismatic Banská Bystrica,

ROME

DAY 7 VENICE Driving through the enchanting Julian Alps, we'll make our way to Venice. Here we'll fall head over heels. (B) F Traditional Tastes of Venice DAYS 8 - 9 ROME 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)(B)

Although my time spent on trip was short, it was definitely an experience that will last me a lifetime. Also, the Free Time AddOns were definitely worth it!! I loved the Gondola ride & the Salt Mines. Cobus Arend Coetzee on

END 12:30PM ROME

WHEN CAN I GO?

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End Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan

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2020

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2021

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2020

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2020

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2020

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+ + + +

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2021

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2020/21

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2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWVR | START VIENNA & FINISH ROME Start Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 07 Nov 14 Nov 21

Start Jan 05 Jan 07 Jan 09 Jan 16 Jan 23

You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in Vienna & ends approx. 12:30pm in Rome. + This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

9

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MEDITERRANEAN QUEST 9

5

DAYS

8 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 8 nights in multishare hotel/hostel accommodation

#MEDQUEST

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COUNTRIES

TRANSPORT

10 INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

LOCAL

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, plus Local Guides

FOOD

• Discover Florence on foot including the statue of David & the Medici Palace F Guided tour of the lost city of Pompeii F Witness renaissance masterpieces on a tour of Vatican City

F Learn how to make fresh pasta in Rome F Share a dinner with an aperitivo overlooking the Tuscan Hills F Indulge in a French 3 course spread in Monaco

This trip is a section of our larger trip (European Quest see p.88). This means you’ll join a group who have been travelling from London.

Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria F Tuscan Evening

START 7:15AM BARCELONA

DAYS 5 - 6 SORRENTO With two nights here, laze under a striped umbrella or roam the Isle of Capri. (B)(B) • Day trip to the Isle of Capri (summer only)

The one that gives you 9 days of endless coastal vibes, from Barcelona to Rome

DAY 1 BARCELONA TO NICE Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning. Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. (D) DAY 2 NICE Rub shoulders with the rich & famous, then when the sun drops, roll the dice at the Casino Monte Carlo. (B) F Monaco dinner F Nice Bike Ride

Cruise around the Isle of Capri, Italy @max_homer

CINQUE TERRE

FRANCE

1

Monaco

2

Pisa

DAY 3 CINQUE TERRE Soaking up the sunshine & iconic setting of Monterosso, we'll sip wine & take a dip in the crystal Ligurian Sea. (B)

ITALY

1

FLORENCE

Unique destinations & activities. It's not every day that you have dinner in Monaco or get to enjoy a Tuscan evening in Florence.

END

NICE

Pyrenees Mountains

ROME 2

START SPAIN

Vatican City

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

BARCELONA

Ilana Sievert on

Pompeii

SORRENTO

2

DAY 4 FLORENCE Visit the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, then drink up the secret streets & sacred art of Florence. (B) • See the Duomo, Basilica

DAYS 7 - 8 ROME We'll head to Rome via Pompeii. Here we will visit monuments in a whirl of Vespas, pasta & culture. (B,D)(B) • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona F Guided tour of the ancient city of Pompeii F Guided tour of Vatican F Pasta Cooking class & dinner DAY 9 ROME Your trip ends after breakfast, so it's time to swap email addresses & say "arrivederci" to your new friends. (B) END 9AM ROME

Capri

Places visited 1

Nightstops

WHEN CAN I GO?

Start Jun 19 Jun 24 Jun 26 Jul 01 Jul 03 Jul 08

End Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

27 02 04 09 11 16

Start Jul 10 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 22 Jul 24 Jul 29

End Jul 18 Jul 23 Jul 25 Jul 30 Aug 01 Aug 06

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2020

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2020

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05 12 19 26 10 17

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Start Dec 25 Dec 28 2021 Jan 03

End Jan 02 Jan 05 Jan 11

2021

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2020/21

Start Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 06 Nov 13

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWMQ | START BARCELONA & FINISH ROME Start Jan 15 Jan 22 Feb 12 Feb 26

You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am in Barcelona & ends approx. 9:00am in Rome. + This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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EASTERN QUEST 8

DAYS

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COUNTRIES

9 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 9 nights multi-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

TRANSPORT

11 INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

CULTURAL

• Visit Verona & see Juliet’s Balcony, Italy F Visit Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest (summer only) F Discover Berlin’s past on a walking tour

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team

FOOD

F Feast on a steak or seafood dinner in Volendam, Netherlands F Eat cicchetti in local bars & learn about Venice F Enjoy a Czech evening with traditional music, dancing & dinner

This trip is a section of our larger trip (European Quest see p.88). This means you’ll join a group who have been travelling from London.

DAYS 4 - 5 PRAGUE Two nights of castles, cathedrals & quirky personality. (B)(B) F Traditional Czech Evening

START 7:15AM ROME

DAY 1 ROME TO VENICE Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning. We then travel over the Appenine Mountains, stopping in Romeo & Juliet's home of Verona en route to Venice. See the Roman Arena in the city made famous by Shakespeare. DAY 2 VENICE From Verona to Venice, our Italian love affair is getting even deeper. (B) F Traditional Tastes of Venice

Alternative Berlin Tour, Berlin, Germany

NETHERLANDS END

LONDON Dover

BERLIN

DAY 3 SALZBURG Home to Mozart & The Sound of Music, there is no shortage of culture to explore. (B) F Sights & Sounds of Salzburg F Farmer's Dinner & Schnaps Tasting

2

2

ENGLAND

AMSTERDAM Dresden

Calais

GERMANY

BELGIUM

PRAGUE

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2 CZECH REP

SALZBURG

1

FRANCE

AUSTRIA

VENICE

Amazing route through Europe with all of my "hit" list items.

1

ITALY

DAYS 8 - 9 AMSTERDAM Here we'll explore vibrant Amsterdam, with its cute gable houses, canals & cafes. (B,D)(B) F Canal cruise F Bungy Jump off a crane DAY 10 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Schiphol Airport (estimated arrival 10:00am) where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B) END 10AM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

Places visited

2

Verona

DAYS 6 - 7 BERLIN Go deep into the city's creative culture, hopping from bars to galleries & historic sites. (B,D)(B) F Historical Walking tour

ADRIATIC SEA

Dylan Achen on

Optional start city Optional end city

START

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Nightstops

ROME

WHEN CAN I GO?

13 15 22 27 29 04

Start Jun 27 Jul 02 Jul 04 Jul 09 Jul 11 Jul 16

End Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

06 11 13 18 20 25

Start Jul 18 Jul 23 Jul 25 Jul 30 Aug 01 Aug 06

End Jul 27 Aug 01 Aug 03 Aug 08 Aug 10 Aug 15

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End Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 29 Aug 31 Sep 05 Sep 07

2020

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2020

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2020

End Apr 20 May04 May18 May25 Jun 01 Jun 08

2020

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2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCQEM | START ROME & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Sep 05 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 10 Oct 17

End Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

14 21 28 05 19 26

End Dec Dec Dec Jan

07 14 28 04

Start 2021  Jan 02 Jan 05 Jan 11

End Jan 11 Jan 14 Jan 20

Start Jan 23 Jan 30 Feb 20 Mar 06

End Feb 01 Feb 08 Mar 01 Mar 15

2021

Start Nov 28 Dec 05 + Dec 19 + Dec 26

2021

End Nov 09 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30

2021

Start Oct 31 Nov 07 Nov 14 Nov 21

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWQE | START ROME & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Mar 13 Mar 20 Mar 27

End Mar 22 Mar 29 Apr 05

You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am in Rome & 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.

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The one that combines the highlights of Italy with trendy Eastern Europe in 10 days

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

10


EUROPE 2020

CONTIKI.COM/HORIZON

#EUHORIZON

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

EUROPEAN HORIZON THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

10 DAYS

9 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 1 night Austrian Gasthof, 8 nights multi-share hotel/hostel accommodation

8

COUNTRIES

14 INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

4.6 RATING

TRANSPORT Air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

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

Take a gondola ride, Venice, Italy @max_homer

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

CULTURAL

• Walk (or jog) along the breathtaking River Rhine & spot castles on the German hillside F Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional gondola

F Enjoy Amsterdam from the water on a canal cruise with an on-board bar F Watch a succession of performers whirl by as you sip champagne at a Parisian Cabaret Show • See the famous Lorelei Rock, where sirens are said to sing their beguiling songs

FOOD

F Eat a Parisian feast in the oh-so-chic district of Montmartre F German Wine Tasting in the picturesque village of St. Goar, the Rhine Valley

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Soar over the Austrian Alps on a exhilarating paragliding experience (summer only) F Swing through the treetops on a high ropes course, the Swiss Alps F Go White Water Rafting in the Austrian Alps (summer only)

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team


CONTIKI.COM/HORIZON

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CHECK OUT #EUHORIZON ON INSTAGRAM TO SEE REAL TRAVELLER SNAPS

Welcome to the brand new Jo&Joe Hostel. Cool, comfy & modern, this is everything you want from accommodation. Easy amenities, plenty of good vibes & a dining room that turns into a dance-floor. CANALSIDE IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

S TEINS & PRETZELS, MUNIC H, GERMANY @JAZZ.MATTHEWS

ENGLAND

NORTH SEA

LONDON

Dover

DAY 1 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM Meet up with the Contiki Team this morning in London or this afternoon in Amsterdam. Londonites will whiz past the White Cliffs of Dover & chocolate famed Belgium. By night we will all unite & whirl through Amsterdam's pretty setting. (D) • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night F Canal Cruise

NETHERLANDS

1

AMSTERDAM

GERMANY

Calais

RHINE VALLEY

1

BELGIUM

St Goar

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PARIS

2

1

MUNICH

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

1

SWITZ

FRANCE

TYROL

Brenner Pass

2

SWISS ALPS

Lake Como

1

VENICE

ITALY

I'm from the UK & I've travelled to loads of places in Europe, but what I experienced with Contiki was something else. It will stay with me for the rest of my life - would recommend to anyone from any country!

Places visited 1

Optional end city

Alexander Rathbone on

Optional start/end city 1

DAY 2 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. (B,D) F Wine Tasting

DAYS 6 - 7 SWISS ALPS Lake Como will mark our drive from Italy into the Swiss Alps. Then, it's 2 nights of Swiss chocolate, a breathtaking mountain setting & the chance to go up the Swiss Alps – don't mind if we do! (B,D)(B)

DAY 3 MUNICH 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. (B) • See the Lorelei Rock • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz F Guided Bike Tour of Munich

DAYS 8 - 9 PARIS 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. (B,D)(B) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral F Parisian Dinner

Nightstops Optional start city

Special Stay

DAY 4 AUSTRIAN TYROL Today we'll head out of Munich & on to Austria, arriving in the bucket list ticking, adventure sports mecca of Tyrol. Explore the nooks of this scenic little mountain village & get to know its wild side with a thrillseeking experience. (B,D) +Contiki Special Stay F Whitewater Rafting F Paragliding

See the pyramids of the Louvre, Paris, France @stephhopkins94

DAY 5 VENICE 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 heels for the “floating city”, with its artistic palazzi, markets & maze of canals. (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

DAY 10 PARIS TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or central London, it will be sad goodbyes all round this morning as our trip comes to an end. (B) END 10AM PARIS CDG AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

WHEN CAN I GO?

18 24 27 30 01 04

Start Jun 26 Jun 28 Jun 29 Jul 07 Jul 11 Jul 16

End Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

05 07 08 16 20 25

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:30am in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. O This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

Start Jul 23 Jul 27 Jul 29 Aug 03 Aug 12 Aug 15

End Aug 01 Aug 05 Aug 07 Aug 12 Aug 21 Aug 24

Start Aug 20 Aug 22 Aug 30 Sep 10 Sep 17 O Sep 19 O

End Aug 29 Aug 31 Sep 08 Sep 19 Sep 26 Sep 28

2020

End Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

2020

Start Jun 09 Jun 15 Jun 18 Jun 21 Jun 22 Jun 25

2020

End May23 May27 Jun 04 Jun 08 Jun 11 Jun 15

2020

Start May14 May18 May26 May30 Jun 02 Jun 06

2020

End Apr 13 Apr 17 Apr 18 Apr 24 May08 May18

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCEH | START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Sep 21 O

End Sep 30

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START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

Start Apr 04 Apr 08 Apr 09 Apr 15 Apr 29 May09

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

JO&JOE HOSTEL PARIS


EUROPE 2020

CONTIKI.COM/HIGHLIGHTS

#EUHIGHLIGHTS

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

14

9

DAYS

COUNTRIES

13 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 1 night Contiki’s French Château, 12 nights multi-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

17 INCLUDED MEALS 13 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

4.5 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

The one that does Europe's best bucket list destinations in two weeks

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F German Wine Tasting in the picturesque village of St. Goar, the Rhine Valley • Visit the iconic Tower of Pisa & pose for the classic Insta snap

CULTURAL

• Reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Dachau Concentration Camp • Walk in Michelangelo’s footsteps on a Florence Walking tour with Local Guide

FOOD

F Share a family-style dinner with an aperitivo F Eat a Parisian feast in the oh-so-chic district of Montmartre • Enjoy a traditional French meal at Contiki’s Château

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Get a unique perspective of Amsterdam on the enthralling A’DAM Lookout Tower & Swing • Walk (or jog) along the breathtaking River Rhine & spot castles on the German hillside

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, plus Local Guides


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Welcome to the brand new Jo&Joe Hostel. Cool, comfy & modern, this is everything you want from accommodation. Easy amenities, plenty of good vibes & a dining room that turns into a dance-floor. GUIDED TOUR OF THE COLOSSEUM, ROME, ITALY @TRISHATHOMAS

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS Meet up with the Contiki Team this morning in London or this afternoon in Paris. 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! (D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover • Paris By Night tour DAY 2 PARIS 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. (B) F Parisian Dinner F Cabaret Show DAY 3 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 the night. After all, it is owned by Contiki. (B,D) +Contiki Special Stay • See Château Fontainebleau • Wine tasting at the Contiki Château DAYS 4 - 5 FRENCH RIVIERA Not a minute will be wasted

TAKE A GONDOL A RIDE, VENICE, ITALY @LOOKSLIKEETHAN

DAY 10 MUNICH Saying goodbye to Italy, 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. (B) • Visit a traditional Munich beer hall F Guided bike tour of Munich

in the rich & famous hang out of The Riviera. When we're not in the sea or market hopping, we'll be rolling dice at the Monte Carlo casino. (B)(B) • See the Royal Palace in Monaco DAY 6 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. (B) • Locally guided Walking Tour of Florence F Tuscan Dinner

DAY 14 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)

This was my first Contiki & my trip was life changing! I think its a great way to travel & meet new people. I was able to see & do so much in a short space of time & it was great value for money.

END 10AM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OR 6.30PM LONDON

DAY 11 RHINE VALLEY After a morning visit to Dachau Concentration Camp, 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 second day in Germany. (B,D) • Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles • Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial • See the Lorelei Rock F Wine Tasting

DAYS 7 - 8 ROME 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 & ticking off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. (B)(B) • Walking tour of historic Rome

#EUHIGHLIGHTS

START 7:15AM LONDON OR 6PM PARIS

Lauren Mcbride on

NETHERLANDS

Edam

2

AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

LONDON

RHINE VALLEY

Dover Calais

BELGIUM

1

St Goar

ENGLISH CHANNEL

GERMANY

Valley of the Somme Dachau

PARIS

2 FRANCE

Fontainebleau

1

Burgundy Region

MUNICH

Tyrol AUSTRIA

Beaujolais Region

DAYS 12 - 13 AMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained in the eclectic city of Amsterdam. Beyond the city skirts we'll pass windmills & Dutch countryside at its finest. (B,D)(B) • See the city's canals & gable houses by night F Amsterdam Farewell Dinner F Canal Cruise

DAY 9 VENICE We criss-cross the Apennine Mountains, through the Emilia-Romagna region & on to enchanting Venice. Here we will fall head over heels for the “floating city,” with its artistic palazzi, markets & maze of canals. (B) • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square F Hidden Venice & Aperitivo

CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX

Brenner Pass

1 ITALY

VENICE

1

Apennine Mountains Pisa

1

FLORENCE

Monaco

ADRIATIC SEA

2

Places visited 1

FRENCH RIVIERA

Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city

2 MEDITERRANEAN SEA

ROME Vatican City

Optional start/end city 1

Special Stay

WHEN CAN I GO?

18 20 23 26 30 04 07 08

Start Jun 28 Jul 01 Jul 03 Jul 05 Jul 08 Jul 13 Jul 15 Jul 19

End Jul 11 Jul 14 Jul 16 Jul 18 Jul 21 Jul 26 Jul 28 Aug 01

Start Jul 22 Jul 26 Jul 29 Jul 31 Aug 06 Aug 12 Aug 26 Aug 31

End Aug 04 Aug 08 Aug 11 Aug 13 Aug 19 Aug 25 Sep 08 Sep 13

2020

End Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

2020

Start Jun 05 Jun 07 Jun 10 Jun 13 Jun 17 Jun 21 Jun 24 Jun 25

2020

End Apr 16 Apr 21 May08 May19 May22 May31 Jun 07 Jun 16

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCPE | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Apr 03 Apr 08 Apr 25 May06 May09 May18 May25 Jun 03

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

JO&JOE HOSTEL PARIS

Start Sep 11 Sep 13 Sep 16 Sep 18

O O O O

End Sep Sep Sep Oct

24 26 29 01

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am in London or 6:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. O This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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15

6

DAYS

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COUNTRIES

14 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château. 12 nights in multi-share hotel/hostel

TRANSPORT

19 INCLUDED MEALS 14 breakfasts (B) 1 picnic lunch (PL) 4 dinners (D)

• Enjoy a French picnic in the beautiful countryside of the Beaujolais wine region F Uncover a hidden Venice with an in-depth walking tour followed by an aperitivo

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

FOOD

LOCAL

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, plus Local Guides

F Experience the passion of a flamenco show then top off the evening with some tapas

The one that brings you the best of France, Barcelona & the hotspots of Italy, finishing off in Rome markets & maze of canals. You'll have a full day & night to lift the lid on this mystical city, sussing out the best Aperol drinking spots & hunting down the elusive floating book store. (B)(B) • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square • Private motorboat to the historic islands F Gondola Ride F Hidden Venice & Aperitivo DAYS 11 - 12 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. (B)(B) F Florence Street Food Tour

Hike to the Chateâu of Nice, France @ _madelyncarver

This trip is a section of our larger trip (London to Athens see p.80). This means some of the group will continue to Athens. START 7:15AM LONDON OR 6PM PARIS

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS Join the Contiki Team this morning in London or this evening in Paris. 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! (D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover • Paris by Night City Tour DAY 2 PARIS Explore hidden coffee shops or grab a bike & find a picnic spot by the Eiffel; the day will be yours. (B) F Parisian Cabaret Show

DAYS 3 - 4 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 Chateâu • Let us help you relax with yoga

we've got this city sussed. (B,D)(B) • See Gaudí's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex • Gothic Walking Tour

ENGLAND

DAYS 13 - 14 ROME 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 & tick off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. (B)(B) • Walking tour of historic Rome F Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum DAY 15 ROME Your trip ends after breakfast, so it's time to swap email addresses & say "arrivederci" to your new friends. (B) END 7:30AM ROME

Places visited

NORTH SEA

START

1

LONDON

Calais

DAYS 7 - 8 FRENCH 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 rolling dice at the Monte Carlo casino. (B)(B) • Visit the historic city of Arles • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur • See the Royal Palace in Monaco

DAYS 5 - 6 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

DAYS 9 - 10 VENICE Arriving in Venice, we will find ourselves falling head over heels for the “floating city”, with its hidden backstreets,

Nightstops Optional start city

Dover 1

Special Stay

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Valley of the Somme

2

PARIS

Burgundy Region Beaujolais Region FRANCE

2

CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX

2

VENICE

Apennine Mountains Arles

2

Pyrenees Mountains

Pisa Monaco

FRENCH RIVIERA

SPAIN

2

BARCELONA

2

FLORENCE

ITALY

END

2

ADRIATIC SEA

ROME Vatican City

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Amazing in every way - value for money, great inclusions, amazing people. Jordana Khan on

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jul 02 Jul 07 Jul 14

Start Jul 06 Jul 11 Jul 14

End Jul 21 Jul 26 Jul 29

Start Jul 29 Aug 03 Aug 17

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am in London or 6:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 7:30am in Rome.

End Aug 13 Aug 18 Sep 01

2020

Start Jun 17 Jun 22 Jun 29

2020

End May12 Jun 09 Jun 23

2020

Start Apr 27 May25 Jun 08

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCLR | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH ROME

2020

#LONDONTOROME

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

LONDON TO ROME

Start Aug 28

End Sep 12

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TRAIL TO LONDON 11

DAYS

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COUNTRIES

15 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 15 nights in multi-share hotel/hostel accommodation

TRANSPORT

18 INCLUDED MEALS 15 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

F Head 200 metres underground & explore the massive galleries & chapels of Wieliczka Salt Mines F Watch a succession of performers whirl by as you sip champagne at a Parisian Cabaret Show

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

FOOD

LOCAL

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, plus Local Guides

F Take in the beauty of Budapest as you cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast F Learn how to make traditional Pierogi (Polish dumplings) followed by dinner, Krakow

This trip is a section of our larger trip (European Trail see p.86). This means you’ll join a group who have been travelling from London. START 6PM VIENNA

DAY 1 VIENNA Welcome to Vienna to soak up schnapps, strudel & palaces. Meet new pals & Trip Manager tonight. (D) DAYS 2 - 3 KRAKOW After a sombre visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp, we'll explore Krakow's markets & medieval Old Town. (B)(B) F Wieliczka Salt Mines Tour DAYS 4 - 5 BUDAPEST Stopping at Slovakia's charismatic Banská Bystrica, we'll arrive to explore Buda & Pest. (B)(B) F Danube River Cruise with Dinner

See the Pantheon, Rome, Italy

ENGLAND

END

POLAND

LONDON Dover

KRAKOW

Calais

START

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Banska Bystrica

VIENNA

2

SLOVAKIA

1

Burgundy Region

SWITZ

2 FRANCE

BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA

SWISS ALPS

SLOVENIA

1 Lake Como

1

ITALY

VENICE

DAY 6 LJUBLJANA 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

GOT MORE TIME?

CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

PARIS

2

Auschwitz

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2

Places visited 1

Nightstops

Pisa

2

FLORENCE

Optional end city MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2

ADRIATIC SEA

Hit every place I wanted to see & more for a very good price. Was a great taste tester of Europe!

ROME Vatican City

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DAYS 10 - 11 FLORENCE We'll roll through Umbria's hills to Florence. Where a Local Guide will reveal secrets streets & sacred art around the majestic Duomo. (B)(B) F Florence Street Food Tour DAYS 12 - 13 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) F Swiss Mountain Visit DAYS 14 - 15 PARIS Through Burgundy's vineyards & we're in Paris. Monuments, boutiques & baguettes, Oui Merci! (B,D)(B) F Cabaret show with Champagne

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

DAY 16 PARIS TO LONDON A kiss farewell on each cheek, & a complimentary transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or to central London. (B)

DAYS 8 - 9 ROME Hungry for more, it's on

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

HUNGARY

LJUBLJANA

through the Apennine Mountains for the historic monuments (& pasta) of Rome, plus the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. (B)(B) F Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums

WHEN CAN I GO?

12 14 16 19 21

Start Jul 08 Jul 11 Jul 13 Jul 15 Jul 18

End Jul 23 Jul 26 Jul 28 Jul 30 Aug 02

Start Jan 07 Jan 09 Jan 16 Jan 23

End Jan Jan Jan Feb

Start Jul 25 Aug 01 Aug 03 Aug 08 Aug 15

End Aug 09 Aug 16 Aug 18 Aug 23 Aug 30

Start Jan 30 Feb 06 Feb 13 Feb 20

End Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 07

Start Aug 22 Aug 24 Aug 29 Sep 05 Sep 12

End Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

Start Feb 27 Mar 13 Mar 20

End Mar 14 Mar 28 Apr 04

06 08 13 20 27

2020

End Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

2020

Start Jun 27 Jun 29 Jul 01 Jul 04 Jul 06

2021

28 30 05 07 09

2020

End Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

2021

Start Jun 13 Jun 15 Jun 20 Jun 22 Jun 24

2020

End May31 Jun 07 Jun 14 Jun 21 Jun 23

2021

Start May16 May23 May30 Jun 06 Jun 08

2020

End Apr 19 May03 May10 May17 May24

2020

Start Apr 04 Apr 18 Apr 25 May02 May09

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCVL | START VIENNA & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Sep 19 Oct 03 Oct 10

End Oct 04 Oct 18 Oct 25

Start Nov 21 Nov 28 Dec 05 + Dec 07 +

End Dec Dec Dec Dec

06 13 20 22

Start Dec 12 + Dec 19 + Dec 21 + Dec 25

End Dec Jan Jan Jan

27 03 05 09

2020/21

End Nov 08 Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov 29

2020

Start Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 07 Nov 14

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWVL | START VIENNA & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Dec 27 2021 Jan 03 Jan 05

End Jan 11 Jan 18 Jan 20

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22 24 31 07

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12

DAYS

15 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 15 nights multi-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

#TRAILTOROME

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COUNTRIES

TRANSPORT

18 INCLUDED MEALS 15 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team

LOCAL

FOOD

F Taste beers & Czech out some of Prague’s best pubs with a local beer enthusiast F Experience Austria’s heritage with a Mozart & Strauss concert F Explore the galleries & chapels of Wieliczka Salt Mines

F Enjoy an authentic Czech evening with traditional music, dancing & dinner F Eat dinner in local Dutch restaurant F Head to local bars with Bitemojo app, Ljubljana

The one that checks off iconic history & culture through 12 countries en-route to Rome DAYS 11 - 12 BUDAPEST After visiting Slovakia's charismatic Banská Bystrica, we'll arrive in the ‘Paris of the East', Budapest. 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

fall head over heels for the “floating city”, charmed by its artistic palazzi & maze of canals. (B) F Traditional Tastes of Venice DAY 15 ROME 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) • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

DAY 13 LJUBLJANA 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) F Bitemojo Ljubljana

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This trip is a section of our larger trip (European Trail see p.86). This means some of the group will continue back to London. START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

DAY 1 LONDON 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)

DAY 16 ROME 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)

DAY 14 VENICE Driving through the enchanted Julian Alps, we'll make our way to the fairytale setting of Venice. Here we'll

DAY 2 AMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained in the eclectic city of Amsterdam. (B) F Canal cruise

DAYS 5 - 6 PRAGUE 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 with castles, cathedrals & a quirky persona. (B)(B) F Prague bike tour (summer only) F Pivo & Pubs Tour

DAYS 3 - 4 BERLIN 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 Alternative Berlin Tour (summer only)

DAYS 7 - 8 VIENNA A church made from over 40,000 human skeletons will be our last Czech site before entering Austria. In Vienna we'll soak up schnaps, 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 A Classic Night Out DAYS 9 - 10 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)(B) F Wieliczka Salt Mines Tour

START

NORTH SEA ENGLAND

LONDON Dover

NETHERLANDS

2

AMSTERDAM

BERLIN

2

POLAND GERMANY

Calais

END 12:30PM ROME

Dresden

KRAKOW

BELGIUM

PRAGUE

FRANCE

2

Kutna Hora

Auschwitz

CZECH REP

2 Banska Bystrica

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA

Places visited 1

2

AUSTRIA

Nightstops Optional start city

LJUBLJANA VENICE

SLOVENIA

BUDAPEST 2 HUNGARY

1

1

ITALY

Apennine ADRIATIC SEA Mountains

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

WHEN CAN I GO?

END

1

ROME

28 30 02 05 07 09

Start Jun 27 Jun 29 Jul 01 Jul 04 Jul 06 Jul 08

End Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

12 14 16 19 21 23

Start Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 Jul 27 Aug 01 Aug 08

End Jul 26 Aug 02 Aug 09 Aug 11 Aug 16 Aug 23

End Feb 07 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 07

Start Aug 15 Aug 17 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 05 Sep 12

End Aug 30 Sep 01 Sep 06 Sep 13 Sep 20 Sep 27

Start Mar 06 Mar 13

End Mar 21 Mar 28

2020

End Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

2020

Start Jun 13 Jun 15 Jun 17 Jun 20 Jun 22 Jun 24

2021

End May31 Jun 07 Jun 14 Jun 16 Jun 21 Jun 23

2020

Start May16 May23 May30 Jun 01 Jun 06 Jun 08

2020

End Apr 12 Apr 26 May03 May10 May17 May24

2020

Start Mar 28 Apr 11 Apr 18 Apr 25 May02 May09

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCTR | START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM & FINISH ROME Start Sep 26 Oct 03

End Oct 11 Oct 18

End Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

06 13 15 20 27

Start Dec 14 + Dec 18 + Dec 20 + Dec 27 Dec 29

End Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan

29 02 04 11 13

Start Dec 31  2021 Jan 02 Jan 09 Jan 16

End Jan 15 Jan 17 Jan 24 Jan 31

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2021

Start Nov 21 Nov 28 Nov 30 Dec 05 + Dec 12 +

2020/21

End Nov 01 Nov 08 Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov 29

2020

Start Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 07 Nov 14

2020

2020

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QUEST TO ROME 6

DAYS

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COUNTRIES

15 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 15 nights multi-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

TRANSPORT

19 INCLUDED MEALS 15 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, plus Local Guides

FOOD

F Take a guided tour of the lost city of Pompeii F Witness Renaissance masterpieces on a guided tour of the Vatican City • See Palais de la Bourse & downtown Bordeaux

F Learn how to make fresh pasta in Rome F Indulge in a 3-course French spread in Monaco F Share a dinner with an aperitivo overlooking the Tuscan Hills

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

DAYS 14 - 15 ROME 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, Trevi Fountain & Piazza Navona F Guided tour of Pompeii F Guided tour of Vatican F Cooking class & dinner

The one that combines France, Spain & Italy - a trio like no other

DAYS 12 - 13 SORRENTO 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) F Cruise around the Isle of Capri (summer only)

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DAY 16 ROME 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 ROME

ENGLAND START

This trip is a section of our larger trip (European Quest see p.88). This means some of the group will continue back to London.

DAY 2 PARIS Explore hidden coffee shops or grab a bike & find a picnic spot by the Eiffel; the day will be yours. (B) F Parisian dinner

START 7:15AM LONDON OR 6PM PARIS

DAY 3 BORDEAUX We'll sip wine & admire vines in this elegant & picturesque French city. (B)

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS Join the Team this morning in London, or this afternoon in Paris. (D) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the ChampsÉlysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

DAYS 6 - 7 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 of this city uncovered. (B)(B) F Flamenco show with tapas & drinks

DAYS 4 - 5 SAN SEBASTIAN For two nights we'll drift between sea dips & pintxos bars in the picturesque coastal town of San Sebastian. (B,D)(B)

DAYS 8 - 9 NICE 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 Nice Bike Tour

LONDON

Dover

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

GOT MORE TIME?

Valley of the Somme

PARIS

Check out our 25 day European Quest on p.88

2

Loire Valley

DAY 10 CINQUE TERRE Soaking up the sunshine & iconic Italian setting of Monterosso, we'll sip local wine & take a dip in the crystal Ligurian Sea. (B)

FRANCE

1

CINQUE TERRE

BORDEAUX

1

SAN SEBASTIAN 2

2

St-Jean-de-Luz Pyrenees Mountains

SPAIN

Zaragoza

2

Pisa Monaco

NICE

ITALY

FLORENCE 1

END

2

ROME

Vatican City

BARCELONA

Pompeii

SORRENTO

DAY 11 FLORENCE After a visit to the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, we'll cruise on towards

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Places visited 1

ADRIATIC SEA

2

Isle of Capri

Nightstops Optional end city

WHEN CAN I GO?

20 25 27 02 04

Start Jun 24 Jun 26 Jul 01 Jul 03 Jul 08

End Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

09 11 16 18 23

Start Jul 10 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 22 Jul 24

End Jul 25 Jul 30 Aug 01 Aug 06 Aug 08

Start Jul 31 Aug 05 Aug 07 Aug 12 Aug 14

End Aug 15 Aug 20 Aug 22 Aug 27 Aug 29

Start Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 04 Sep 11 Sep 25

End Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

05 12 19 26 10

2020

End Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

2020

Start Jun 05 Jun 10 Jun 12 Jun 17 Jun 19

2020

End May30 Jun 04 Jun 06 Jun 13 Jun 18

2020

Start May15 May20 May22 May29 Jun 03

2020

End Apr 11 Apr 25 May09 May16 May23

2020

Start Mar 27 Apr 10 Apr 24 May01 May08

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCQRM | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH ROME Start Oct 02

End Oct 17

Start Nov 13 Nov 20 Dec 04 + Dec 11 +

End Nov 28 Dec 05 Dec 19 Dec 26

Start Dec 18 + Dec 21 Dec 27

End Jan 02 Jan 05 Jan 11

2021

End Oct 31 Nov 07 Nov 14 Nov 21

2020

Start Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 06

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWQR | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH ROME Start 2021 Jan 08 Jan 15 Feb 05

You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am in London (6:30am in winter) or 6:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 9:00am in Rome. + This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

End Start Feb 19 Jan 23 Feb 26 Jan 30 Mar 05 Feb 20 Mar 12

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LONDON TO ATHENS THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

17

7

DAYS

COUNTRIES

16 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 2 nights French Château, 13 nights in multishare hotel/hostel & 1 night on board a ferry

21 INCLUDED MEALS 16 breakfasts (B) 1 picnic lunch (PL) 4 dinners (D)

4.2 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi, overnight ferry from Italy to Greece

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

The one that leads you through France, Spain & Italy to the breathtaking shores of Greece

Explore the Colosseum, Rome, Italy @max_homer

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F Experience the passion of a flamenco show then top off the evening with some tapas F Florence Street Food Tour

CULTURAL

• Take a dreamy nighttime tour of the ‘city of lights’, Paris F Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional gondola F Watch a succession of performers whirl by as you sip champagne at a Parisian Cabaret Show

FOOD

F Feast on traditional Greek dishes in the Plaka district of Athens • Enjoy a French picnic in the beautiful countryside of the Beaujolais wine region

WELLNESS & ACTIVE • Find your zen with some Morning Yoga on the lawns of our exclusive 16th century Château • Climb to the top of the Colline du Château, & look out over Nice

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START 7:15AM LONDON OR 6PM PARIS

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS Join the Contiki Team this morning in London or this evening in Paris. 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! (D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover • Paris by Night City Tour DAY 2 PARIS 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. (B) F Parisian Cabaret Show DAYS 3 - 4 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 Château • Yoga session on the Château lawn

DAYS 5 - 6 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. (B,D)(B) • See Gaudí's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex • Gothic Walking Tour

FLAMENCO SHOW & DRINKS, BARCELONA, SPAIN @MAX_HOMER

DAYS 11 - 12 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. (B)(B) F Florence Street Food Tour • Florentine leather craft demonstration

DAYS 13 - 14 ROME 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 & tick off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. (B)(B) • Walking tour of historic Rome F Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum

DAYS 7 - 8 FRENCH RIVIERA Not a minute will be wasted in the rich & famous START ENGLAND hang out of The Riviera. NORTH When we're not in the SEA LONDON Mediterranean Sea or Calais Dover market hopping, we'll be rolling dice at the Monte ENGLISH CHANNEL Carlo casino. (B)(B) Valley of the Somme • Visit the historic city of Arles • Scenic drive along PARIS 2 the Côte d'Azur • See the Royal Palace Burgundy Region in Monaco

TAKE A GONDOL A RIDE, VENICE @_ISABELL ALEARY

ferry to Greece. (B) F Guided Tour of Pompeii DAY 16 ATHENS Feeling sufficiently lulled by Italian life, we'll motor down the narrow trench of the Corinth Canal, making our way to mythological Athens. The bright lights, ancient relics & sightseeing the ancient wonders, will mark our final hours on this trip. (B) F A Traditional Athens Affair

DAY 15 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

DAY 17 ATHENS From anise flavoured 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

GOT MORE TIME? Why not add on our 9 day Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape trip p.68

Beaujolais Region

DAYS 9 - 10 VENICE Arriving in Venice, we will find ourselves falling head over heels for the “floating city”, with its hidden backstreets, markets & maze of canals. You'll have a full day & night to lift the lid on this mystical city, sussing out the best Aperol drinking spots & hunting down the elusive floating book store. (B)(B) • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square • Private motorboat to the historic islands F Gondola Ride F Hidden Venice & Aperitivo

FRANCE

2

CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX 2

This trip allowed me to spend the right amount of time in each place, allowing me to experience Europe how I always wanted!

VENICE

Apennine Mountains Pisa

Arles

2 Pyrenees Mountains

SPAIN

2

FLORENCE

Monaco

ITALY

Renee Vingerhoed on

FRENCH RIVIERA 2

BARCELONA

Vatican City

2

ROME Mt Vesuvius

Pompeii

Places visited 1

Bari

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Nightstops

GREECE

1

END

Optional start city 1

Special Stay

IONIAN SEA

1 Patras

Corinth Canal

ATHENS

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jul 03 Jul 08 Jul 15

Start Jul 06 Jul 11 Jul 14

End Jul 22 Jul 27 Jul 30

Start Jul 29 Aug 03 Aug 17

End Aug 14 Aug 19 Sep 02

2020

Start Jun 17 Jun 22 Jun 29

2020

End May13 Jun 10 Jun 24

2020

Start Apr 27 May25 Jun 08

2020

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SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCLG | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH ATHENS Start Aug 28

End Sep 13

End Jun 17 Jul 02 Jul 11

Start Jun 22 B Jun 29 Jul 06 C

End Start Jul 17 Jul 11 Jul 23 Jul 14 Jul 29 Jul 29

End Aug 04 Aug 07 Aug 22

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Start May25 C Jun 08 Jun 17

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2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:LTAW | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH ATHENS Start Aug 03 B Aug 17 C Aug 28

End Aug 28 Sep 09 Sep 21

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am London or 6:00pm Paris & ends approx. 12:00noon 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 departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Note: On some departures, the itinerary may change due to sudden alterations to the Italian/Greek Ferry schedule.

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F Captain your own electric boat on the canals of Amsterdam and explore the city at your own pace F Learn to be a Gondolier in Venice

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• Take a Red Bull mixology cocktail class at Gasthof Schöneck • Enjoy a traditional Austrian meal at Contiki’s Gasthof

The one that combines history, adventure, natural beauty, food & fun times over 18 days DAYS 14 - 15 SWISS ALPS Lake Como will mark our drive from Italy into the Swiss Alps. Then it's two nights of a breathtaking mountain setting. (B,D)(B)

• Scenic drive through the Brenner Pass F Whitewater Rafting F Gondola Ride DAYS 11 - 12 ROME We'll leave Venice today & head for Rome, where we'll tick off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. (B)(B) • See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona F Rome of the Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum

DAY 1 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM Hook up with the Contiki Team this morning in London or this afternoon in Amsterdam. By night we'll whirl through Amsterdam's pretty canals. (D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle & cross the English Channel • See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night DAY 2 AMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained in the eclectic city of Amsterdam. (B) F Canal Cruise

DAYS 3 - 4 BERLIN After a charge down the autobahn we'll arrive in the capital of cool, Berlin. Two nights here will give us enough time to go deep into the city's creative culture. (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 F Alternative Berlin

DAYS 5 - 6 PRAGUE After a stop in Dresden, bohemian Prague will dazzle us non-stop with castles, cathedrals & a quirky persona. (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 DAY 7 MUNICH Today we'll head to Germany. On arrival in Munich, the home of Oktoberfest, we'll be wowed by a traditional Bavarian beer hall. (B) • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz F Mike’s Bike Tour

DAY 18 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)

DAY 13 FLORENCE Today we'll make our way to historical Florence. (B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria • Florentine leather craft demonstration

Explore the Swiss Alps

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

DAYS 16 - 17 PARIS Today we'll head for two nights in the city of lights & love: Paris. (B,D)(B) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral F Parisian Dinner

DAY 8 AUSTRIAN TYROL Today we'll head on to Austria, arriving in the bucket-list-ticking, adventure sports mecca of Tyrol. (B,D) + Contiki Special Stay F Paragliding • Red Bull Cocktail Mixology Class in our very own Austrian Gasthof

NORTH SEA

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

BERLIN

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

2

2

AMSTERDAM

LONDON

Dover

Dresden Calais

BELGIUM

GERMANY

PRAGUE

ENGLISH CHANNEL

PARIS

DAYS 9 - 10 VENICE After the option of a whitewater rafting adventure, we'll roll into Venice. Here we'll fall head over heels for the “floating city.” (B)(B) • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square

2

MUNICH

1

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region FRANCE

Places visited 1

1

Optional start city Optional end city

TYROL

SWITZ

SWISS ALPS

2 Lake Como

Nightstops

2

CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

FLORENCE

Brenner Pass ITALY

2

VENICE

1

ADRIATIC SEA

Optional start/end city 1

Special Stay

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2

ROME Vatican City

WHEN CAN I GO?

20 23 26 28 29 01 06

Start Jun 22 Jun 25 Jun 27 Jun 28 Jun 30 Jul 02 Jul 04

End Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

09 12 14 15 17 19 21

Start Jul 05 Jul 09 Jul 11 Jul 12 Jul 15 Jul 19 Jul 22

End Jul 22 Jul 26 Jul 28 Jul 29 Aug 01 Aug 05 Aug 08

Start Jul 24 Jul 27 Jul 30 Aug 03 Aug 10 Aug 13 Aug 16

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:30am in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. O This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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21 INCLUDED MEALS 17 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

F Visit Hitler’s infamous Eagle’s Nest, Salzburg (summer only) F Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii • See the colourful East side Gallery & the iconic Berlin Wall

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F Visit an Austrian farm and enjoy a meal followed by homemade schnaps F Feast on a seafood or steak dinner in Volendam F Progressive food & drink Tour of Venice

DAY 11 SALZBURG 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 Farmer's Dinner & Schnaps Tasting

& historic sites galore. (B,D)(B) F Historical walking tour F Alternative Berlin tour (summer only) DAYS 16 - 17 AMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained in the eccentric city of Amsterdam. (B,D)(B) F Canal cruise F Volendam Dinner F Bungy Jump

DAYS 12 - 13 PRAGUE Out of Austria we'll find ourselves in the Czech Republic, within a medieval maze of pretty cobblestone streets. (B)(B) F Eagle's Nest (summer only) F Traditional Czech Evening DAYS 14 - 15 BERLIN 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

Explore Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain @ laura__patterson

This trip is a section of our larger trip (European Quest see p.88.) This means you’ll join a group who have travelled from London. START 7:15AM BARCELONA

DAY 1 BARCELONA TO NICE Today we'll meet in the sultry seaside city of Barcelona before hitting the road. It will be heart eyes all round as we pass the Côte d'Azur & the enchanting region of Provence. (D) DAY 2 NICE We'll shop boutiques & stroll

DAY 18 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)

DAY 4 FLORENCE After a visit to the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, we'll cruise on towards Florence. (B) F Tuscan Evening

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 Nice Bike Tour

DAYS 5 - 6 SORRENTO 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) F Cruise around the Isle of Capri (summer only)

DAY 3 CINQUE TERRE The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre will keep this day brightly coloured. Soaking up the sunshine & iconic Italian setting of Monterosso, we'll sip local wine & take a dip in the crystal Ligurian Sea. (B) • Train along the Cinque Terre

DAYS 7 - 8 ROME We'll leave Sorrento via ancient Pompeii. Here we'll spend two nights visiting historic monuments in a whirl of Vespas, pasta & culture. (B,D)(B) F Guided tour of Pompeii F Guided tour of Vatican F Pasta cooking class & dinner

END 10AM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

NETHERLANDS

END

BERLIN

2

AMSTERDAM

2

LONDON

Dresden

Dover

GERMANY

BELGIUM

Calais

PRAGUE

2 CZECH REP

FRANCE

AUSTRIA

SALZBURG

1

Places visited

DAYS 9 - 10 VENICE 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)(B) F Gondola ride F Traditional Tastes of Venice

Nightstops

1

CINQUE TERRE Verona

Optional end city

Pisa

2 Pyrenees Mountains SPAIN

2

VENICE

ITALY

1

Monaco

NICE

1

FLORENCE 2

START

ROME

Vatican City

BARCELONA

Pompeii

SORRENTO

2

Isle of Capri

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

29 04 06 11 13

Start Jul 01 Jul 03 Jul 08 Jul 10 Jul 15

End Jul 18 Jul 20 Jul 25 Jul 27 Aug 01

Start Jul 17 Jul 22 Jul 24 Jul 29 Jul 31

End Aug 03 Aug 08 Aug 10 Aug 15 Aug 17

Start Aug 07 Aug 12 Aug 14 Aug 19 Aug 21

End Aug 24 Aug 29 Aug 31 Sep 05 Sep 07

Start Aug 28 Sep 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Oct 02

End Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

14 21 28 05 19

2020

Start Jun 12 Jun 17 Jun 19 Jun 24 Jun 26

2020

08 13 15 22 27

2020

End Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun

2020

Start May22 May27 May29 Jun 05 Jun 10

2020

End Apr 20 May04 May18 May25 Jun 01

2020

Start Apr 03 Apr 17 May01 May08 May15

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCQLM | START BARCELONA & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Oct 09

End Oct 26

End Dec Dec Dec Jan

07 14 28 04

Start Dec 25 Dec 28 2021 Jan 03

End Jan 11 Jan 14 Jan 20

Start Jan 15 Jan 22 Feb 12 Feb 26

End Feb 01 Feb 08 Mar 01 Mar 15

2021

Start Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 11 + Dec 18 +

2021

End Nov 09 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30

2020/21

Start Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 06 Nov 13

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWQL | START BARCELONA & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON

You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am in Barcelona & 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.

Start Mar 05 Mar 12 Mar 19

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12

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33 INCLUDED MEALS 23 breakfasts (B) 1 picnic lunch (PL) 9 dinners (D)

4.6 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

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The one that takes a sprawling tour through all the unmissable European Cities in one unforgettable month

Taste la Dolce Vita (and amazing gelato) Rome, Italy @laanuhh

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F Gain exclusive access to the A’DAM Lookout Tower & Swing & get an enthralling view of the city below • Take a dreamy nighttime tour of the ‘city of lights’, Paris

FOOD

• Eat a traditional Austrian feast in Hopfgarten, Austria • Enjoy a French picnic in the beautiful countryside of the Beaujolais wine region F Cruise to the UNESCOlisted island of Burano followed by sumptuous seafood dinner

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Soar over the Austrian Alps on a exhilarating paragliding experience F Bike along the green trails of the Austrian Alps followed by a BBQ • Find your zen with some morning yoga at our Château


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When you're staying at a 16th century château surrounded by hectares of private grounds overlooking Beaujolais wineries & a private pool, why not go for a spot of morning yoga? You'll thank yourself when you're living your best life at the pool party later. WHITE WATER RAFTING, T YROL, AUS TRIA@MARIANSANC HEZZZ

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS Meet up with the Contiki Team this morning in London or this afternoon in Paris. 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! (D) • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral DAY 2 PARIS 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. (B) F Parisian Dinner F Cabaret Show DAYS 3 - 4 BEAUJOLAIS WINE REGION Out of Paris we'll head on through Burgundy & the Beaujolais vineyards, making tracks for our 16th century Château nestled deep within wine country. (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 5 - 6 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. (B,D)(B) • See Gaudí's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex • Visit Barcelona's Gothic Quarter F Flamenco Show with Tapas DAYS 7 - 8 FRENCH 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 rolling dice at the Monte Carlo casino. (B)(B) • See the Royal Palace in Monaco & Monte Carlo Casino • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur DAYS 9 - 10 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. (B)(B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria F Florence Street Food Tour DAYS 11 - 12 ROME 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 & tick off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. (B)(B) • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona • See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City F Guided Tour of the Vatican

Places visited 1

NORTH SEA

ENGLAND

Edam

2

Nightstops Optional start city

NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM

Optional end city

GERMANY

Optional start/end city

LONDON

1

Dover Calais

St Goar

BELGIUM

RHINE VALLEY

1

Special Stay

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PARIS

DAYS 13 - 14 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. (B)(B) • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square F Gondola Ride

Heidelberg

2

Dachau FRANCE

Fontainebleau

1 MUNICH AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

2

SWITZ

2

CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX

2

Dolomite Mountains

SWISS ALPS

VENICE

Genoa Pisa

Arles

TYROL

Liechtenstein

2

ITALY

2

FLORENCE

Monaco 2

SPAIN

2 2

DAYS 15 - 16 AUSTRIAN TYROL Today 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

BARCELONA

• See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz F Guided Bike Tour DAYS 18 - 19 SWISS ALPS 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 journey to the top of the Swiss Alps – don't mind if we do! (B,D)(B) • Visit Liechtenstein's capital, Vaduz • Scenic drive through the Alps F Swiss Mountain Visit

DAY 17 MUNICH Paying tribute to Germany's tumultuous past we'll take a sombre visit to Dachau Concentration Camp. Later 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. (B)

ADRIATIC SEA

FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

DAY 20 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. (B,D) • See Heidelberg's medieval castle • See the Lorelei Rock F Wine Tasting DAYS 21 - 22 AMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained in the eclectic city of Amsterdam. (B,D)(B)

ROME Vatican City

• See the city's canals & gable houses by night F Canal Cruise DAY 23 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

WHEN CAN I GO?

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Start Jun 08 Jun 10 Jun 16 Jun 18 Jun 20 Jun 22

End Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

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Start Jun 25 Jun 28 Jul 01 Jul 04 Jul 08 Jul 10

End Jul 17 Jul 20 Jul 23 Jul 26 Jul 30 Aug 01

Start Jul 16 Jul 22 Jul 28 Jul 30 Aug 03 Aug 09

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am in London or 6:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. O These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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• See the historic & haunting Bone Chapel in Kutna Hora • Visit the richly historical city of Dresden that was decimated in WW2 & then reborn • Visit Banska Bystrica, a historic city framed by spectacular mountains, Slovakia

CULTURAL

• Reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Auschwitz F Explore the galleries & chapels of Wieliczka Salt Mines, Krakow F Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional gondola

FOOD

F Head to local bars with the Bitemojo app, Ljubljana F Learn how to make traditional Pierogi followed by dinner, Krakow F Cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast F Enjoy an Italian feast nestled in the Tuscan countryside at Il Palagio, with wine pairing

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Explore the cobbled streets of Prague on two wheels with a city bike tour F Swing through the treetops on an adventure high ropes course, the Swiss Alps

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, plus Local Guides


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With its fresh & funky communal spaces stuffed with art, The Dude restaurant & bar serving up tasty food & cocktails plus karaoke parties that go on into the night, it's fair to say that Vía Amsterdam is no ordinary hostel. LOOK OUT OVER BUDAPES T, HUNGARY @BRITTANY.DDALE

ROAM THE COLOSSEUM, ROME, ITALY

ENGLAND

AMSTERDAM

2

BERLIN POLAND

Dover

Dresden

GERMANY

Calais BELGIUM

Auschwitz

PRAGUE

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2

2

CZECH REP

Kutná Hora

KRAKOW

SLOVAKIA

PARIS

2

VIENNA

FRANCE SWITZ

2

AUSTRIA

2 SWISS

SLOVENIA

ALPS

1 1

ITALY

This trip was perfectly unreal! It ticked all of the boxes, got me out of my comfort zone & set me up with a new list of friendships & memories I'll keep forever.

Pisa

2

VENICE

Places visited 1

Optional start/end city

Vatican City

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DAY 1 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM Join the team this morning in London or this afternoon in Amsterdam. By night we will unite to explore Amsterdam's canals & gable houses. (D) DAY 2 AMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique

clubs will keep us entertained in the eclectic city of Amsterdam. (B) F Canal Cruise

for two nights of castles, cathedrals & a quirky persona. (B)(B) F Prague Bike Tour (summer only) F Pivo & Pubs Tour

DAYS 3 - 4 BERLIN Whisking down the autobahn we'll arrive in the cool capital of Berlin. Go deep on the city's creative culture. (B,D)(B) F Alternative Berlin Tour (summer only)

DAYS 7 - 8 VIENNA A church made from over 40,000 human skeletons will be our last Czech site before entering Austria. In Vienna we'll soak up schnaps, strudel & palaces. (B)(B,D) â&#x20AC;¢ See the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) in Kutna Hora F A Classic Night Out

DAYS 5 - 6 PRAGUE After a stop in Dresden, Prague will steal our hearts

DAYS 19 - 20 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 mountain setting. (B,D)(B) F Swiss Mountain visit

DAYS 15 - 16 ROME We'll leave Venice & dart through the Apennine Mountains in search of Rome. (B)(B) â&#x20AC;¢ See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona F Emperors & Gladiators inc Colosseum

Optional end city

ROME

DAY 13 LJUBLJANA In Slovenia's capital we'll meander through a vibrant student scene, greeting monuments & exploring the old town. (B) F Bitemojo Ljubljana

Nightstops Optional start city

2

art surrounding the majestic Duomo Cathedral. (B)(B)F Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums F Florence Street Food Tour

DAY 14 VENICE Driving through the enchanted Julian Alps, we'll make our way to Venice. Here we'll fall head over heels. (B) F Gondola Ride

BUDAPEST HUNGARY

LJUBLJANA

FLORENCE

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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Banska Bystrica

2

East', Budapest. From a Royal Palace to a gothic church, we'll bounce across the river to Buda & Pest. (B)(B) F Past & Present Tour

DAYS 9 - 10 KRAKOW We'll take a sombre visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Then stroll markets, absorb the lively culture & explore the Old Town. (B)(B) â&#x20AC;¢ Locally guided Tour of Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camps F Wieliczka Salt Mines Tour

DAYS 17 - 18 FLORENCE First up we will tick off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. Then we'll head 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

DAYS 11 - 12 BUDAPEST After visiting Slovakia's charismatic Banská Bystrica, we'll arrive in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Paris of the

DAYS 21 - 22 PARIS 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) â&#x20AC;¢ See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Lourve, the Champs-Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral F Cabaret Show with Champagne DAY 23 PARIS TO LONDON Whether you take your complimentary transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) 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

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

05 07 09 12 14 16

Start Jun 27 Jun 29 Jul 01 Jul 04 Jul 06 Jul 08

End Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

19 21 23 26 28 30

Start Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 Jul 27 Aug 01 Aug 08

End Aug 02 Aug 09 Aug 16 Aug 18 Aug 23 Aug 30

Start Aug 15 Aug 17 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 05 Sep 12

End Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

Start Mar 06 Mar 13

End Mar 28 Apr 04

06 08 13 20 27 04

2020

Start Jun 13 Jun 15 Jun 17 Jun 20 Jun 22 Jun 24

2020

07 14 21 23 28 30

2021

End Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun

2020

Start May16 May23 May30 Jun 01 Jun 06 Jun 08

2020

End Apr 19 May03 May10 May17 May24 May31

2020

Start Mar 28 Apr 11 Apr 18 Apr 25 May02 May09

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCEL | START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Oct 03

End Oct 25

End Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan

13 20 22 27 03

Start Dec 14 + Dec 18 + Dec 20 + Dec 27 Dec 29

End Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan

05 09 11 18 20

Start Dec 31  2021 Jan 02 Jan 09 Jan 16

End Jan 22 Jan 24 Jan 31 Feb 07

2021

Start Nov 21 Nov 28 Nov 30 Dec 05 + Dec 12 +

2020/21

End Nov 08 Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov 29 Dec 06

2020

Start Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 07 Nov 14

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWEL | START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM & FINISH PARIS OR LONDON Start Jan 23 Jan 30 Feb 06 Feb 13 Feb 20

End Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 07 Mar 14

You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:30am in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. + This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

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25 DAYS

24 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 24 nights multi-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

11

COUNTRIES

30 INCLUDED MEALS 24 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D)

4.6 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, plus Local Guides

The one that does a 25 day loop combining Europe's icons & Mediterranean cool featuring Sorrento & San Sebastian

Hike the Cinque Terre, Italy @max_homer

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F Take an alternative walking tour & uncover a different side to Berlin (summer only) F See all the iconic sites of melodic Salzburg including many from the Sound of Music • Kiss the Holy Pillar in Zaragoza

CULTURAL

F Visit Hitler’s infamous Eagle’s Nest (summer only) F Cruise around the shimmering waters of the Isle of Capri (summer only) F Experience the passion of a Flamenco show then top off the evening with some tapas

FOOD

F Learn how to make fresh pasta in Rome F Visit a farm in the Alps & enjoy a meal followed by homemade schnaps • Take yourself Pintxoshopping in San Sebastian

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Explore Nice’s old town and visit a château on a bike tour F See Amsterdam from a unique perspetive as you bungy jump off a crane


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With its 24-hour bar, you are invited not only to sleep well at A&O, but also to kick back & relax in its generous common spaces. Venice’s good weather & la dolce Vita can be enjoyed with a delicious coffee in the bright & spacious breakfast atrium. TAS TE MAC ARONS, PARIS, FRANCE @THEBAC KPAC KERCO

VISIT NICE, FRENC H RIVIERA , FRANCE @S TORIESBY TIM

AMSTERDAM

2

LONDON

BERLIN

2

NETHERLANDS

Dresden

GERMANY

Dover

DAY 2 PARIS Today will be free for baguettes & boutique shopping. (B) F Parisian dinner

BELGIUM

Calais

2

PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

PARIS

CZECH REP

2 1

Loire Valley

SALZBURG

AUSTRIA

FRANCE

Verona

1

CINQUE TERRE ITALY

BORDEAUX

1

SAN SEBASTIAN 2

1

Pisa Monaco

Zaragoza

VENICE

FLORENCE ADRIATIC SEA

2

St-Jean-de-Luz Pyrenees Mountains

SPAIN

2

NICE

MEDITERRANEAN SEA 2 BARCELONA

2

ROME

Vatican City Pompeii

SORRENTO

2

Isle of Capri

Places visited 1

Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city

This trip does it all, but some travellers will only do a section of it & will start or end in Barcelona or Rome

Optional start/end city

START 7:15AM LONDON OR 6PM PARIS

Hands down, the best decision I've ever made was going on European Quest! I got to know the history of every country & town & got to experience the best bits. Highlights were definitely the flamenco show, learning to make pasta in Rome, the Nice bike ride & our dinner at a farmhouse in the Austrian Alps.

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS Join the team this morning in London or later in Paris. (D) • See the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the ChampsElysees & Notre Dame Cathedral

Sophie Anderson on

DAY 3 BORDEAUX We'll sip wine & see the sights of Bordeaux. (B) • See the Cathedral, Place de la Bourse & the Water Mirror of Bordeaux DAYS 4 - 5 SAN SEBASTIAN For two nights we'll drift between sea dips & pintxos bars. (B,D)(B) • Visit the French Basque town of St Jean de Luz DAYS 6 - 7 BARCELONA From the Gothic Quarter to La Rambla, we won't leave a pocket of this city uncovered. (B)(B) • Guided walking tour through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district F Flamenco show with tapas DAYS 8 - 9 NICE Rub shoulders with the rich & famous, then when the sun drops, roll the dice in Monte Carlo. (B,D)(B) F Monaco dinner DAY 10 CINQUE TERRE Soaking up the sunshine & iconic setting of Monterosso, we'll sip wine & take a dip in the crystal Ligurian Sea. (B)

DAY 11 FLORENCE Visit the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, then drink up the secret streets & sacred art of Florence. (B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria DAYS 12 - 13 SORRENTO With two nights here, laze under a striped umbrella or roam the Isle of Capri. (B)(B) • Day trip to the Isle of Capri (summer only) DAYS 14 - 15 ROME We'll head to Rome via Pompeii. Here we will visit monuments in a whirl of Vespas, pasta & culture. (B,D)(B) • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona F Guided tour of the ancient city of Pompeii F Guided tour of Vatican F Pasta Cooking class & dinner DAYS 16 - 17 VENICE From Verona to Venice, our Italian love affair is getting even deeper. (B)(B) • See the Roman Arena in the city made famous by Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet F Gondola ride along the canals

DAY 18 SALZBURG Home to Mozart & The Sound of Music, there is no shortage of culture to explore. (B) F Sights & Sounds of Salzburg DAYS 19 - 20 PRAGUE Two nights of castles, cathedrals & quirky personality. (B)(B) F Traditional Czech Evening DAYS 21 - 22 BERLIN Go deep into the city's creative culture, hopping from bars to galleries & historic sites. (B,D)(B) F Historical Walking Tour DAYS 23 - 24 AMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained in the eccentric city of Amsterdam. (B,D)(B) F Canal cruise F Bungy Jump DAY 25 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) END 10AM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

WHEN CAN I GO?

13 15 22 27 29 04

Start Jun 12 Jun 17 Jun 19 Jun 24 Jun 26 Jul 01

End Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

06 11 13 18 20 25

Start Jul 03 Jul 08 Jul 10 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 22

End Jul 27 Aug 01 Aug 03 Aug 08 Aug 10 Aug 15

Start Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 05 Aug 07 Aug 12 Aug 14

End Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 29 Aug 31 Sep 05 Sep 07

2020

End Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

2020

Start May20 May22 May29 Jun 03 Jun 05 Jun 10

2020

End Apr 20 May04 May18 May25 Jun 01 Jun 08

2020

Start Mar 27 Apr 10 Apr 24 May01 May08 May15

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCEQ | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 04 Sep 11 Sep 25 Oct 02

End Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

14 21 28 05 19 26

End Dec Dec Dec Jan

07 14 28 04

Start Dec 18 + Dec 21 + Dec 27

End Jan 11 Jan 14 Jan 20

Start 2021 Jan 08 Jan 15 Feb 05

End Feb 01 Feb 08 Mar 01

2021

Start Nov 13 Nov 20 Dec 04 + Dec 11 +

2021

End Nov 09 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30

2020

Start Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 06

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWEQ | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Feb 19 Feb 26 Mar 05 Mar 12

End Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Apr 05

You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am (6:30am in Winter) in London or 6:00pm in Paris & 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.

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29 DAYS

28 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 2 nights French Château, 1 night Austrian Gasthof; 23 nights in multishare hotel/hostel & 2 nights on board ferries

13

COUNTRIES

37 INCLUDED MEALS 28 breakfasts (B) 1 picnic lunch (PL) 8 dinners (D)

4.6 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi, 2 overnight ferries between Italy & Greece

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

The one that gives you a taste of all of Western Europe with a few days of resort relaxing in Greece

See the colourfull umbrellas of Positano, Italy

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F Ascend a Swiss mountain in the alps’ F Discover Berlin’s tumultuous past on a historical walking tour including the site of Hitler’s bunker • Visit a Bavarian Beer Hall, Munich

CULTURAL

F Grab yourself a gelato & dip your toes in the azure waters of Positano (public ferry & free afternoon) F Explore Corfu by night & taste its delicacies with a foodie walking tour • Stop off in Cesky Krumlov in Czech Republic, one of the most picturesque towns in Europe

FOOD

• Eat Coq Au Vin in our exclusive 16th century French Château F Eat a Parisian feast in the oh-so-chic district of Montmartre F Enjoy an authentic Czech evening with traditional music, dancing & dinner

WELLNESS & ACTIVE • Walk along the River Rhine & spot castles on the hillsides F Take a funny and fascinating tour of Munich on two wheels with Mike’s Bikes F Swing through the treetops on an adventure high ropes course, the Swiss Alps

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, plus Local Guides


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When you're staying at our 16th century château surrounded by hectares of private grounds overlooking Beaujolais wineries & a private pool, why not go for a spot of morning yoga? You'll thank yourself when you're living your best life at the pool party later. EXPLORE THE TOP OF THE SWISS ALPS, SWITZERL AND

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS The adventure begins. In the city of lights & love we'll take in pretty Parisian monuments. (D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the ChampsÉlysées & Notre Dame Cathedral • Paris by Night Tour DAY 2 PARIS Today will be free for all things quintessentially French. (B) F Parisian Cabaret Show F Parisian Dinner

DAYS 5 - 6 FRENCH RIVIERA In the Riviera, we're not in the Mediterranean Sea or market hopping, we'll be rolling dice at the Monte Carlo casino. (B)(B) • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur • Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace DAY 7 FLORENCE After stopping at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, we'll glide through Tuscany towards Florence. (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

Places visited

ENGLAND

Edam

2

NETHERLANDS

1

Dover Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

BELGIUM

St Goar

Optional end city

RHINE VALLEY

Optional start/end city 2

Valley of the Somme

PARIS

1

Beaujolais Region

2

Pisa Monaco

2

FRENCH RIVIERA

2

VIENNA

TYROL

SWISS ALPS

CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX

1 Dolomite Mountains

2

2

Special Stay

Cesky Krumlov AUSTRIA

Liechtenstein SWITZ

1

CZECH REP

MUNICH

Fontainebleau

DAYS 10 - 11 SORRENTO & FERRY Welcome to Sorrento. Choose to travel to stunning Positano. Later, we cross Italy & board the ferry to Greece. Adriatic Ferry (B)(B)

PRAGUE

Heidelberg

FRANCE

2

Nightstops Optional start city

GERMANY

LONDON

DAYS 8 - 9 ROME It's time to dart through the vineyards of Umbria in search of Rome. Here we'll tick off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. (B)(B) • See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

1

AMSTERDAM

1

VENICE

FLORENCE ITALY

2 Vatican City

ADRIATIC SEA

1

DAYS 3 - 4 BEAUJOLAIS WINE REGION We'll make tracks for a 16th century Château nestled deep within wine country. The Contiki owned Château will be ours to call home for 2 nights. (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

PARAGLIDE OVER T YROL, AUS TRIA @JOELDRAPER

ROME Pompeii Bari

1

Exceeded my expectations on every level! Definitely was a trip of a lifetime that I'll never forget. Can't wait to book my next Contiki!

DAYS 12 - 14 CORFU It's Greek island time. Corfu will offer up sunshine filled days, glistening seas & nights under the stars. (B,D)(B) (B) F Captain's Cruise of Corfu F Corfu by Night

SORRENTO

DAY 15 ADRIATIC FERRY Today we'll hit the waters & cruise the Adriatic by ferry. Adriatic Ferry (B) DAYS 16 - 17 VENICE Arriving in Venice, we will find ourselves falling head over heels for the “floating city”. (B)(B) • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square F Gondola Ride F Hidden Venice & Aperitivo Walking Tour

DAYS 20 - 21 PRAGUE After a stop at Ceský Krumlov, we'll find ourselves in Prague, with its maze of pretty cobblestone streets. (B)(B) • See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St.Vitus & Charles Bridge

GREECE

CORFU

IONIAN SEA

Caitlyn Noyes on DAYS 18 - 19 VIENNA Today we'll take in the Dolomite Mountains en route to Vienna, soaking up schnaps & strudel. (B)(B) • Scenic drive along the historic ring road • See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House F A Classic Night Out

3

1

DAY 22 MUNICH In Munich we'll be wowed by 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. (B) • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz F Guided Bike Tour of Munich DAY 23 AUSTRIAN TYROL Today we'll head to Austria, arriving in the bucket list ticking adventure sports mecca of Tyrol. (B,D) +Contiki Special Stay • Red Bull cocktail making course F White Water Rafting F Paragliding

DAYS 24 - 25 SWISS ALPS It's two nights of Swiss chocolate, a stunning mountain setting, & the chance to go up a Swiss Mountain. (B,D)(B) • Visit Liechtenstein's capital, Vaduz • Scenic drive through the Alps F Swiss Mountain Visit DAY 26 RHINE VALLEY Leaping through Heidelberg, we'll arrive in the wine villages & old world charm of the Rhine Valley. (B,D) • See Heidelberg's Medieval castle • See the Lorelei Rock F Wine Tasting

DAYS 27 - 28 AMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained in the eclectic city of Amsterdam. (B,D)(B) • See the city's canals & gable houses by night F Canal Cruise F Farewell Dinner DAY 29 AMSTERDAM TO 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

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jul 08 Jul 11 Jul 24

Start Jun 28 Jun 30 Jul 04

End Jul 26 Jul 28 Aug 01

Start Jul 16 Aug 01 Aug 09

End Aug 13 Aug 29 Sep 06

2020

Start Jun 10 Jun 13 Jun 26

2020

End May15 Jun 14 Jun 26

2020

Start Apr 17 May17 May29

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCSER | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Aug 19 Aug 22 Sep 03 O

End Sep 16 Sep 19 Oct 01

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am in London or 6:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. OThese trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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37 DAYS

36 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 2 nights French Château, 2 nights Austrian Gasthof; 31 nights in multishare hotel/hostel & 1 night on-board a ferry

18

COUNTRIES

48 INCLUDED MEALS 36 breakfasts (B) 1 picnic lunch (PL) 11 dinners (D)

4.6 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

The one that gives you 18 European countries, 37 days, & countless bucket list essentials

Tour the walls of Dubrovnik Old Town, Croatia @Mikko_lano

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F German Wine Tasting in the picturesque village of St.Goar, the Rhine Valley F Take a private cruise along the southern coast of Mykonos with swim stops & a picnic

CULTURAL

• Reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Mauthausen Concentration Camp F Experience a flamenco show and eat some tapas • Get a guided tour of the Ancient Greek monuments, the Acropolis & Parthenon

FOOD

F Feast on traditional Greek dishes in the Plaka district of Athens • Share a family-style dinner with an aperitivo overlooking the Tuscan hills

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Bike along the vibrant green trails of the Austrian Alps followed by a BBQ at our Gasthof F Feel the unique thrill of White Water Rafting in the stunning Austrian Alps

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Surrounded by snow-capped Austrian mountains, bubbling rivers & iconic vistas, our cosy, traditional & exclusive Gasthof has been wowing travellers for decades. Chill, play & snooze in this gorgeous Gasthof with its own bar & restaurant. EXPLORE THE SWISS ALPS, SWITZERL AND

GERMANY

AMSTERDAM 1

Calais

St Goar

BELGIUM

• See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City • See the Colosseum, the Optional start city Roman Forum, Trevi Optional end city Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Optional start/end city F Guided tour of Vatican

1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

RHINE VALLEY

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PARIS

Heidelberg

MUNICH

3

1

Versailles

Burgundy Region

SWITZ

Liechtenstein

FRANCE

CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX

SWISS ALPS

Verona

AUSTRIA

Lake Bled

2

Pisa

Arles

2

SPAIN

BARCELONA

DAYS 16 - 17 ATHENS Mt. Vesuvius & Pompeii's ancient ruins will mark our final hours in Italy before we take our ferry to Greece, reaching historic Athens. (B)(B) F A Traditional Athens Affair

TYROL

1

VENICE

LJUBLJANA CROATIA

Apennine Mountains

Pyrenees Mountains

VIENNA

SLOVENIA

2

2

Mauthausen

2 2

2

FLORENCE

Monaco

FRENCH RIVIERA

1

ZADAR

Split

2

ITALY

ROME

2

Vatican City

2

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

DUBROVNIK MONTENEGRO

ADRIATIC SEA Mt Vesuvius Pompeii

1

Bari

TIRANA

ALBANIA GREECE

1 1

PREVEZA Corinth Canal

ATHENS 1

Patras

MYKONOS

START 7:15AM LONDON OR 6PM PARIS

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS Meeting in London or Paris, we'll begin our European gallivant, taking in pretty Parisian monuments like the Eiffel Tower. (D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral DAYS 2 - 3 PARIS The next 2 nights will be free for all things quintessentially French. Why not find a picnic spot by the Eiffel Tower? (B)(B) • See the Palace of Versailles (entry not included) F Parisian Cabaret Show DAYS 4 - 5 BEAUJOLAIS WINE REGION Out of Paris we'll make tracks for a 16th century Château nestled deep within wine country. The Contiki owned

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DAYS 10 - 11 VENICE After a stop in Verona, we'll arrive in the fairy-tale floating city of Venice. You'll have 2 nights to lift the lid on this mystical city. (B)(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

castle will be ours to call home for 2 nights. (B,D)(B,PL,D) +Contiki Special Stay • Relax with a yoga session on the lawns of our Château DAYS 6 - 7 BARCELONA We'll weave our way to two nights in beachside Barcelona, & we won't stop until we've got this city sussed. (B,D)(B) • See Gaudí's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex F Flamenco, Tapas & Drinks

DAYS 12 - 13 FLORENCE After stopping at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, we'll glide through Tuscany towards Florence. Here we will drink up the secret streets & sacred art. (B)(B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria F Tuscan Dinner

DAYS 8 - 9 FRENCH RIVIERA Onto the glam Riviera, when we're not in the Mediterranean Sea or market hopping, we'll be rolling dice at the Monte Carlo casino. (B)(B) • Visit the historic city of Arles • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur • See the Royal Palace in Monaco

DAYS 14 - 15 ROME We'll leave Florence & dart through the vineyards of Umbria in search of Rome, ticking off the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. (B)(B)

DAYS 18 - 20 MYKONOS It will be squeals all round when we arrive in the party mecca of Mykonos. Windmills, white buildings & iconic sunsets - this island paradise will be ours for 3 nights. (B)(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 DAY 21 PREVEZA We'll head back to the mainland of Greece, making our way through the country's picturesque mountains before arriving in Preveza. (B,D) DAY 22 TIRANA 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. (B,D) DAYS 23 - 24 DUBROVNIK After whizzing along the Adriatic coastline 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 sun kissed playground. (B)(B) • Visit the beaches of Budva • See the fortified city & old port • Scenic drive along the Croatian coastline F Dubrovnik cruise DAY 25 ZADAR An intoxicating mix of ancient & contemporary, Zadar is primed & ready to entertain us for the night. Alfred Hitchcock named it ‘the best sunset in the world' – will you agree? (B) • See Diocletian's Palace in Split DAY 26 LJUBLJANA A prime university city, Ljubljana sure knows how to have fun. Here in Slovenia's capital we'll meander through vibrant streets. (B) • See the castle & old town DAYS 27 - 28 VIENNA Today we'll go heart eyes over gorgeous Lake Bled before arriving in Vienna, where we'll soak up schnaps & strudel. (B)(B) • See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House • Scenic drive along the historic ring road F A Classic Night Out DAYS 29 - 30 AUSTRIAN TYROL Today we'll arrive in the bucket list ticking 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 31 MUNICH Saying goodbye to Austria, we'll kick on to the German city of Munich, where we'll be wowed by 800 years of history & a traditional Bavarian beer hall. (B) • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz F White Water Rafting DAYS 32 - 33 SWISS ALPS We're headed into the Swiss Alps for two nights of Swiss chocolate, breathtaking scenery & the chance to go up a Swiss Mountain. (B,D)(B) • Visit Liechtenstein's capital, Vaduz • Scenic drive through the Alps F Swiss Mountain Visit DAY 34 RHINE VALLEY Leaping through Heidelberg, we'll arrive in the wine villages & old world charm of the Rhine Valley. (B,D) • See Heidelberg's medieval castle • See the Lorelei Rock F Wine Tasting DAYS 35 - 36 AMSTERDAM Museums, cafes & boutique clubs will keep us entertained in the eclectic city of Amsterdam. (B,D)(B) • See the city's canals & gable houses by night F Canal Cruise DAY 37 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

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Start Jun 05 Jun 12 Jun 19

End Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25

Start Jul 07 Jul 28 Aug 08

End Aug 12 Sep 02 Sep 13

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End May23 Jun 13 Jun 20

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Start Apr 17 May08 May15

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SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCPB | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Aug 22 O Aug 25 O

End Sep 27 Sep 30

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am in London or 6:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. O These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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Places visited

2 Dover

LONDON

TAS TE AUTHENTIC PIZZA ,ROME, ITALY

NETHERLANDS

Edam ENGLAND

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

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45 DAYS

44 NIGHTS IN HOTELS See Contiki.com/ultimate for full breakdown of Egypt & Greek Island options.

17

COUNTRIES

58 INCLUDED MEALS Egypt option. 56 meals included for Greek Island option. See contiki.com/ ultimate for full breakdown of meals.)

4.7 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi, return flight from Athens to Cairo & an overnight ferry between Italy & Greece

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

The trip of all trips! Istanbul, Gallipoli, Corfu & your choice of Egypt or the Greek Islands

Jump into blue waters of Corfu, Greece

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Visit Anzac Cove & pay tribute to the Gallipoli war memorial F Take a cruise along the world famous Red Sea (Egypt only) F Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii

CULTURAL

• Visit the ancient Valley of the Kings & get face to face with the pharaohs, Egypt (Egypt only) • Spark your imagination as you visit the mythological Horse of Troy with a Local Guide F Witness a colourful Turkish Belly Dancing show & enjoy a local feast

FOOD

F Explore Corfu by night & taste its delicacies with a foodie walking tour F Take in the beauty of Budapest as you cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast F Glide down the Nile on a traditional sail boat & enjoy a buffet dinner (Egypt only)

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Take a Bike Ride along the beautiful Austrian Tyrol, followed by a BBQ F Feel the unique thrill of White Water Rafting in the stunning Austrian Alps F Take a funny & fascinating tour through Munich on two wheels with Mike’s Bikes

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START 7:15AM LONDON OR 6PM PARIS

DAY 1 LONDON TO PARIS (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 2 - 3 PARIS (B)(B) • See the Palace of Versailles (entrance not included) F Parisian Cabaret Show DAYS 4 - 5 BEAUJOLAIS WINE REGION (B,D)(B,PL,D) +Contiki Special Stay

DAYS 6 - 7 BARCELONA (B,D)(B) • See Gaudí's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex

DAYS 20-26 YOUR CHOICE

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Get face to face with the pharaohs in Egypt, or hop between Greek Isles - these 6 days will be your choice. See contiki.com for more info.

DAYS 8 - 9 FRENCH RIVIERA (B)(B) • Visit the historic city of Arles • See the Royal Palace in Monaco & Monte Carlo Casino • Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur

NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM

GERMANY

LONDON

1

Dover

St Goar

Calais BELGIUM Valley of the Somme

PARIS

VIENNA

MUNICH

1

1

Burgundy Region

SWITZ

FRANCE

CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX

RHINE VALLEY

Heidelberg

3 Versailles

2

2

Liechtenstein TYROL

Arles

Pyrenees Mountains SPAIN

2 2

BARCELONA

Pisa Monaco

2

1

FLORENCE ITALY

FRENCH RIVIERA

2 Vatican City

1

BULGARIA

KAVALA ISTANBUL

Mt Vesuvius Bari

1

1

Nightstops

IONIAN SEA

Gallipoli

CANAKKALE

GREECE

Thermopylae Corinth Canal

EGYPT OPTION

2

TURKEY

ATHENS GREEK ISLAND OPTION

Special Stay

1

DAY 33 BELGRADE (B) • See Kalemegdan Fortress & the historic old town

2

CORFU

Optional end city

DAY 32 SOFIA (B) • See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Rotunda of St George & Vitosha Boulevard

3 Troy 28 1

Optional start city

DAYS 29 - 31 ISTANBUL (B)(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

DAY 19 ATHENS (B)

SOFIA 1

ROME

Optional start/end city

DAYS 16 - 18 CORFU (B)(B,D)(B)

BELGRADE

SERBIA

ADRIATIC SEA

Places visited

DAY 28 CANAKKALE (B,D) • Visit the Wooden Horse of Troy with a Local Guide

DAYS 14 - 15 ROME (B)(B) • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona • See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City

BUDAPEST

HUNGARY

VENICE

2

Pompeii

DAYS 12 - 13 FLORENCE (B)(B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria • Florentine leather craft demonstration F Tuscan Dinner

2

Dolomite Mountains

SWISS ALPS

2

Mauthausen

AUSTRIA

Apennine Mountains

DAY 27 KAVALA (B) • Drive past Spartan Thermopylae & Byzantine Thessaloniki

DAYS 10 - 11 VENICE (B)(B) • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square F Gondola Ride

2

ENGLAND

#ULTIMATEEUROPE

This 45 day extravaganza is the ultimate odyssey through an entire European guidebook. From Serbia to Switzerland, Istanbul to Amsterdam, you’ll encounter heaps of breathtaking travel experiences like uncovering the secrets of ancient Rome, rolling the dice at a Monte Carlo casino and whitewater rafting in Hopfgarten. You’ll even get a chooseyour-own-adventure week, where you can opt to cruise down the Nile in Egypt or hop between paradise isles in Greece. Either way, this is the ultimate European adventure - bringing you the best of this intoxicating continent and so, so much more. See contiki.com/ultimate for full itinerary details.

OVERLOOK THE HISTORICAL LAYERS OF ROME, ITALY @SCRUBSANDSTRIPES

DAYS 34 - 35 BUDAPEST (B)(B) • Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion

DAY 39 MUNICH (B) • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz F Whitewater Rafting

DAY 36 VIENNA (B) • See Schönbrunn Palace, St.Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House • Scenic drive along the historic ring road F Schnitzel & Screams

DAYS 40 - 41 SWISS ALPS (B,D)(B) • Visit Liechtenstein's capital, Vaduz • Scenic drive through the Alps F Swiss Mountain Visit

DAYS 37 - 38 AUSTRIAN TYROL (B,D)(B,D)

DAY 42 RHINE VALLEY (B,D)

+Contiki Special Stay F Bike Ride & BBQ Lunch

• See Heidelberg's medieval castle • See the Lorelei Rock F Wine Tasting DAYS 43 - 44 AMSTERDAM (B,D)(B) • See the city's canals & gable houses by night F Canal Cruise DAY 45 AMSTERDAM TO LONDON (B) END 10AM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OR 6:30PM LONDON

WHEN CAN I GO?

Start Jun 28 Jul 12

End Aug 11 Aug 25

Start Jul 23 Aug 12 O

End Sep 05 Sep 25

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End Jul 14 Jul 28

Start Aug 19 O

End Oct 02

2020

Start May31 Jun 14

2020

End Jun 16 Jun 30

2020

Start May03 May17

2020

End May11 Jun 02

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SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCUE | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Mar 28 Q Apr 19

Start Aug 19 O

End Oct 02

Start May31 Jun 14

End Jul 14 Jul 28

Start Jun 28 Jul 12

End Aug 11 Aug 25

2020

End Jun 16 Jun 30

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Start May03 May17

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End May11 Jun 02

2020

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SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CUEG | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH AMSTERDAM OR LONDON Start Mar 28 Q Apr 19

Start Jul 23 Aug 12 O

End Sep 05 Sep 25

Q This trip will be in Gallipoli for the ANZAC Dawn Service on 25th April. 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 7:15am in London or 6:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. O These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. CUEG Note: For operational reasons the islands may be visited in reverse.

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

ANZAC DAY Pay tribute to the fallen in this once in a lifetime experience. We spend the night at Gallipoli on the evening of April 24th so we are there to be part of the Dawn Service. As we sleep outdoors you’ll need very warm, waterproof clothing &/or a sleeping bag. Afterwards join the National Service at Chunuk Bair.

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GO LOCAL This is the perfect travel style for travellers who want to dive deep into a particular country, culture or region. These trips are all about experiencing a destination like a local. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be spending your time in stylish and convenient accommodation, with loads of authentic, local experiences included in the cost of your trip, plus our Free Time Add-Ons to personalise your days.

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HAVE FOODIE EXPERIEN CES L I K E

LUNCH, SANTORINI, GREECE

RISOTTO DEMONSTRATION, TUSCANY, ITALY

ALL OF THE PIZZA AND PASTA, ROME, ITALY @SCRUBSANDSTRIPES

D O T H IN GS LIKE: Think In-Depth Explorer is for you? These are the best In-Depth Explorer trips for... ON A BUDGET Fire & Ice

p.100

Turkish Delight

p.108

Scotland

p.143

The Mini Balkan

p.124

Spotlight on Greece

p.106

Morocco

p.122

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FLOAT IN THE BLUE LAGOON, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND @_SARAHLATHAM

Adriatic Spirit

p.128

Eastern Road

p.134

Adriatic Unearthed

p.130

Scandinavia & Russia Plus

p.138

Best of Balkans

p.132

Russia Plus

p.141

p.116

B AC K I N 2 W E E K S

KISS A SPHINX, EGYPT @LAYLAROSESUTO

EXPLORE THE ROMAN FORUM, ROME, ITALY

Fire & Ice

p.100

Portugal City & Surf

Mediterranean Escape

p.102

Croatia Isl. & National Parks

p.126

Greek Island Hopping

p.104

Scandinavia

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FIRE & ICE 6

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

5 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 5 nights multi-share hotel/ hostel accommodation, including 2 nights in Featured Hostel Kex, Reykjavik & twin share supplenment avalable

8 INCLUDED MEALS 5 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

4.9 RATING

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TRANSPORT Private coach

GROUP SIZE 38 average group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver

The one that explores the best of Iceland's incredible natural beauty

Swim in the Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik, Iceland @_sarahlatham

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• See the famous Waterfalls of the south coast • See the mystical geothermal fields of Geysir

CULTURAL

• See filming locations from the epic Game of Thrones including Þingvellir National Park

WELLNESS & ACTIVE

FOOD

• Visit to an Icelandic Farm: Farm to Table presentation & local food tasting • Icelandic dinner in the Geysir Bistro, Reykjavik

F F F •

Soak in the Blue Lagoon Glacier Adventure Walk Horseback Riding Enjoy a rooftop sauna & hot tub at your Midgard camp accommodation • Walk the black sands of Reynisfjara Beach

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Support ethical businesses in Iceland by only selecting whale-friendly venues • Take part in a local restoration program located in the Haukadalur Valley (seasonal & weather dependent)


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Social, stylish & with a funky eye for design, Kex Hostel has a great selection of beers at their bar, as well as a heated outdoor patio, roomy communal area & bike hire - so you can explore Iceland's breathtaking beauty on two wheels. VISIT GULLFOSS WATERFALL, ICEL AND @BUNT YP

DAY 1 REYKJAVIK Here in the magical lands of Iceland we'll get acquainted over the endless quirk & colourful buildings of Reykjavik. After checking into your hostel & having time to unwind, you'll unite with the team for a 3-course local dinner & a pow wow about the fine days that sit ahead of us. (D) • Icelandic Dinner DAY 2 MIDGARD After breakfast this morning we're headed to the spectacular Þingvellir National Park, home to Iceland's largest lake. In Efstidalur, we'll enjoy a Farm to Table presentation & get a chance to taste the tantalising cuisine. Then we're off to the

WALK BEHIND SELJAL ANDSFOSS WATERFALL, ICEL AND

jaw-dropping geothermal fields of Geysir. Before checking out Gullfoss waterfall, we'll take part in a local reforestation program located in the Haukadalur valley (weather permitting), where we'll get to leave our mark in Iceland by planting 5 trees each, reducing our carbon footprint. (B) • Geothermal fields of Geysir DAY 3 SKAFTAFELL Rise & shine! After breakfast we're headed across the astonishingly beautiful south shore. Then it's time for more spectacular waterfalls, the famous Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss. After gawping at their thundering beauty, we're headed past the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier to

Reynisfjara beach. Take a walk along the uniquely black sands, admire the crazy rock formations & remind yourself you're still on planet earth. (B,D) • See the famous Waterfalls of the south coast DAY 4 VIK Another day, another included breakfast & another awe-inspiring National Park. Vatnajökull is named after Europe's largest glacier, & is the largest National Park in western Europe. Cameras at the ready, we'll check out Svinafellsjökull, one of the most beautiful of the glacial outlets emerging from Vatnajökull. (B,D) • Vatnajökull National Park

DAY 5 REYKJAVIK Today we're headed towards the Reykjanes peninsula. Visit geothermal sites, explore dramatic coastlines & charming villages, or enjoy views over Lake Kleifarvatn with its mesmerising rock formations & legends of mythical creatures. Today you'll have a chance to take a dip in the famous hot springs of the Blue Lagoon, or soak up all that natural beauty in a different way - atop your own Icelandic horse. (B) F Soak in the Blue Lagoon

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START 4PM REYKJAVIK

DAY 6 REYKJAVIK Pack your bags back in pretty Reykjavik & try to stay on the high induced by all the wonders we've taken in. We'll say our farewells as the trip wraps up, leaving us with a deep appreciation for this special country. (B) END 8AM REYKJAVIK

ICELAND

REYKJAVIK 2

Places visited 1

Nightstops

SKAFTAFELL

MIDGARD

1

1 Blue Lagoon

Start/end city

Kirkjubaejarklaustur

1

VIK

Iceland is a gorgeous country & this was the perfect trip to see it all. The inclusions & add-ons were all great & our Trip Manager was absolutely amazing.

Look over Gulfoss Waterfall, Iceland @_sarahlatham

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WHEN CAN I GO?

Start May11 May25 Jun 08

End May16 May30 Jun 13

2020

End Apr 11 Apr 18 May02

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBFI | START REYKJAVIK & FINISH REYKJAVIK Start Apr 06 Apr 13 Apr 27

Start Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 06

End Start Jun 27 Jul 20 Jul 04 Aug 03 Jul 11 Aug 17

End Jul 25 Aug 08 Aug 22

Start Aug 31 Sep 14 Sep 28

End Sep 05 Sep 19 Oct 03

End Oct 17 Oct 31 Nov 14

Start Nov 23 Dec 07 Dec 28

End Nov 28 Dec 12 Jan 02

2021

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWFI | START REYKJAVIK & FINISH REYKJAVIK Start Oct 12 Oct 26 Nov 09

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Start 2021  Jan 04 Jan 18

End

Start Feb 01 Jan 09 Feb 15 Jan 23 Mar 01

End Start Feb 06 Mar 15 Feb 20 Mar 29 Mar 06

End Mar 20 Apr 03

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Twin room supplements are available. Trip starts 4:00pm in Reykjavik & ends approx. 8:00am in Reykjavik. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. 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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3

DAYS

9 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

TRANSPORT

12 INCLUDED MEALS

8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation & 1 night on board a ferry

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COUNTRIES

9 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with WiFi

FOOD

LOCAL

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver, plus Local Guides

• Visit Positano on the Amalfi Coast F See lemon groves & taste homemade limoncello on the Amalfi Coast F Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii

F Learn how to make fresh pasta in Rome’s most historic district followed by a pasta dinner F Feast on traditional Greek dishes in the Plaka district of Athens F Enjoy a traditional Italian feast on the Amalfi Coast

START 4PM ROME

• F F F

The one that gives you the amazing Amalfi, rustic Rome & ancient Athens DAYS 1 - 3 ROME 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 the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum • See St.Peter's Basilica • Vatican Tour F 'Dinner La Dolce Vita' F Emperors & Gladiators Inc. Colosseum, Rome

Cruise around the Isle of Capri, Italy @jakebrian

START

3 Vatican City

Bang for my buck, 100%. I can't imagine being able to plan such a trip at such an affordable price.

ROME ITALY

Pompeii

3

Sorrento

ADRIATIC SEA

AMALFI COAST

Positano

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DAY 7 OVERNIGHT 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) • See Mt Vesusius F Guided Tour of Pompeii DAYS 8 - 10 ATHENS 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 & visit Acropolis F A Traditional Athens Affair END 10AM ATHENS

Bari

Isle of Capri

1

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

GREECE

LIKE TO TAKE THINGS A LITTLE SLOWER?

END

Places visited 1

DAYS 4 - 6 AMALFI Travelling to the south we'll find ourselves in Amalfi. Use your time here to see the colourful homes & scenic mountains of Positano or submerge into a tub of gelato in Sorrento. It can all be topped off with a trip around the Bay of Naples. (B,D)(B)(B) • Scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast

Visit Positano Capri Cruise Amalfi Lemon Tour 'Tastes of Amalfi' Dinner

Nightstops

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

2

IONIAN SEA Patras

Corinth Canal

ATHENS

WHEN CAN I GO?

08 15 22 29

Start Jun 27 Jul 04 Jul 11 Jul 18

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

06 13 20 27

Start Jul 25 Aug 01 Aug 08 Aug 15

End Aug 03 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24

Start Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 05 Sep 12

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or tripleshare). Single room supplements are available & triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

End Aug 31 Sep 07 Sep 14 Sep 21

2020

End Jun Jun Jun Jun

2020

Start May30 Jun 06 Jun 13 Jun 20

2020

End May11 May18 May25 Jun 01

2020

Start May02 May09 May16 May23

2020

2020

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20 nights in hotels 1 night on board a ferry

21 breakfasts (B) 7 dinners (D)

• Witness renaissance masterpieces on a guided tour of the Vatican City • Get a guided tour of the Ancient Greek monuments, the Acropolis & Parthenon F Get a locally guided tour of Mykonos

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Air conditioned coach Overnight Ferry from Italy to Greece

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42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver, plus Local Guides

The one that gives you the amazing Amalfi, rustic Rome & ancient Athens plus 12 days of Greek Island hopping

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SANTORINI Greece & the Greek Islands are a once in a lifetime experience. Island hopping with Contiki took us to the highlights & made everything so fun!

See the blue & white buildings of Santorini, Greece

Sharni Lawson on DAYS 1 - 11 ROME TO ATHENS Refer to Mediterranean Escape map, itinerary & sightseeing opposite. DAYS 12 - 14 MYKONOS 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 Mykonos Southern Cruise F Mykonos by Night

Traditional Greek Dinner, Ios, Greece

DAYS 15 - 17 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 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 18 - 20 IOS 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 Speedboat Safari F Farewell to Ios Evening Cruise DAYS 21 - 22 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

LIKE TO TAKE THINGS A LITTLE SLOWER? This trip is for you, enjoy 3 night stays in each destination for ultimate discovery & heaps of free time.

WHEN CAN I GO?

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available & triple-share reduction of 5% is also 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 departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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F Learn how to make fresh pasta in Rome’s most historic district followed by dinner F Feast on traditional Greek dishes in the Plaka district of Athens F Indulge in a Italian feast on the Amalfi Coast

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12 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 12 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

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

4.5 RATING

TRANSPORT Local Greek ferry transfers

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GROUP SIZE 38 average group size

The one that gives you the ultimate Greek Island experience exploring Mykonos, Santorini & Ios

Highlights and Volcano Tour, Santorini, Greece

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F Get a locally guided nighttime tour of Mykonos under the stars • Catch ferries between islands like the locals do • Hit some of the hottest bars in Europe & dance until sun rises, Mykonos

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• Walk through time with a city tour of Historical Athens F Visit the iconic village of Oia & soak up one of the world’s most famous sunsets F Visit the highlights of Santorini with a spectacular volcano cruise

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F Feast on traditional Greek dishes in the Plaka district of Athens

WELLNESS & ACTIVE • Swim in crystal blue waters of the Aegean • Take morning jogs along the beach

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This trip is for you, enjoy 3 night stays in each destination for ultimate discovery & heaps of free time. START 6PM ATHENS

DAYS 1 - 2 ATHENS 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 distilleries in Greece. (D)(B) • Athens Guided City Tour F Traditional Athens Affair DAYS 3 - 5 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 Mykonos Southern Cruise F Mykonos by Night

comes to life, which means day sailing trips on the water are essential. Sign up for some watersports & chow down grilled octopus at a local café & your Ios stint is complete. (B,D)(B)(B) F Farewell to Ios Evening Cruise

DAYS 6 - 8 SANTORINI 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 wander the streets snapping Santorini's Caldera & tumbling bougainvillea. With other days at black or red sand beaches eating local specialties like Tomatokeftedes (fried tomato balls), life doesn't get much better. (B,D)(B)(B) F Visit the iconic village of Oia at sunset F Highlights & Volcano Tour

DAYS 12 - 13 ATHENS Choking back the tears we'll wave goodbye 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)(B)

GO HIKING ON IOS, GREECE

DELICIOUS GYROS, SANTORINI, GREECE

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10/10 would recommend. This Contiki was such good value for money, the meals were incredible, the resorts/hotels were so popular to stay at & clean, the Free Time Add-Ons were value for money, everything just exceeded my expectations. Rachel Orrell on

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

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DAYS 9 - 11 IOS 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

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If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available & triple-share reduction of 5% is also 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 departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

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5 INCLUDED MEALS

3 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

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3 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

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Air conditioned coach

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver

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• See where the Ancient Greeks would go to speak with the Oracle in Delphi • Take a guided tour of mythological Olympia • See the impressive Corinth Canal

F Feast on traditional Greek dishes in the Plaka district of Athens

The one that gives you 4 days to explore 4 world heritage sites in idyllic Greece

Visit the Parthenon, Athens, Greece @taylorparkess

START 6PM ATHENS

DAY 1 ATHENS Channeling our inner Grecian god, we'll arrive in Athens ready to soak up all things Greek; souvlaki & anise flavoured aperitifs in particular. Uniting with the crew after checking in to your hotel, the adventure will begin. F A traditional Athens affair DAY 2 OLYMPIA Dancing through history & ancient architecture, we'll take on the gritty urban soul of Athens before breezing across the historic Peloponnese region enroute to Olympia. (B,D)

Try traditional gyros, Athens, Greece

DAY 4 ATHENS 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

• Guided tour of Mycenae & the Palace of Agamemnon • See the impressive Corinth Canal • See the Acronauplia citadel at Nafplio DAY 3 DELPHI 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

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A must see! It was all a blast & I highly recommend for anyone who has only a week to get away - the locals are all so friendly & the food is amazing! Beautiful hotels & easy transportation included. Melanie Button on

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If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available & triple-share reduction of 5% is also 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 departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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SPOTLIGHT ON GREECE 15 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 15 nights in hotels

20 INCLUDED MEALS 15 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach, Ferry crossings (tourist class)

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START 6PM ATHENS

DAYS 6 - 8 MYKONOS Windmills, white buildings & iconic sunsets - this paradise will be ours for 3 whole days. (B,D)(B)(B)

DAYS 1 - 4 ATHENS Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary & sightseeing opposite. DAY 5 ATHENS 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)

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DAYS 9 - 11 SANTORINI After a sunny stint on the boat, we'll float in to the iconic blue & white domes of Santorini. (B,D)(B)(B) DAYS 12 - 14 IOS With a rugged backdrop, the

island of Ios is a wild card of all night parties & secluded beaches. (B,D)(B)(B) DAY 15 ATHENS After one last day of sunshine & Aegean Sea dips, we'll head back to Athens for our final night. (B)

GREECE

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End Sep 23

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If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available & tripleshare reduction of 5% is also 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.

6 nights twin berth accommodation on a sailing yacht, 6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

14 INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach, Sail Boat

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START 6PM ATHENS

DAY 8 PLAKA An early morning sail lets us enjoy the Peloponnese Coast. (B)

DAYS 1 - 4 ATHENS Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary & sightseeing opposite. (B)(B,D)(B)(D)

DAY 6 AEGINA This morning we set sail for the seaside town of Aegina, to taste the island's seafood. (B)

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DAY 11 POROS Today we will have time for a refreshing swim stop before exploring the costal town of Poros. (B)

DAY 9 SPETSES Today it's shopping, swimming & exploring in Zogeria Bay before sailing to Spetses. (B)

DAY 5 ATHENS This morning we’ll gather round in the Greek capital ready to set sail (B)

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DAY 10 ERMIONI Today we will have time to enjoy the seaside town of Ermioni, stroll around the port promenade and enjoy a local meal. (B)

ATHENS 3

DAY 12 KALAMAKI, ATHENS Sun-soaked & salt-drenched we sail back to Athens. (B)

Aegina GREECE

Poros Ermioni

DAY 13 ATHENS In Athens, we say our farewells & wrap up the trip. (B)

Spetses

Hydra

Plaka

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DAY 7 HYDRA A spectacular day of sailing will lead us to Hydra. (B)

Places visited 1

Nightstops

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jun 27 Jul 11

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End Jul 25 Aug 08

Start Aug 10 Aug 24

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. 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 departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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• Locally guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis • Swim at crystal clear waters • Take a dip in the turquoise waters of Zagueria Bay

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• Locally guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis • Explore the night parties & secluded beaches of Ios

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6 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

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10 INCLUDED MEALS

6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

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6 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

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Air conditioned coach

FOOD

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F Cleanse the body & mind with a traditional Turkish Hammam Bath

F Witness a colourful Turkish belly dancing show & enjoy a local feast

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver, plus Local Guides

The one that lets you dip into ancient history, vibrant bazaars & coastal coves in one week Places visited 1

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ISTANBUL 2 Gallipoli

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CANAKKALE TURKEY

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Explore Kusadasi, Turkey, @__nj22

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DAY 3 CANAKKALE 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

This trip is a section of our larger trip (Turkish Adventure, See p.109). This means some of the group will continue to southern Turkey. START 6PM ISTANBUL

DAYS 1 - 2 ISTANBUL 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

Visit Pamukkale, Turkey @contiki.elle

DAY 4 IZMIR 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) DAY 5 PAMUKKALE 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 6 KUSADASI 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 7 BODRUM Shortly after breakfast we'll be wrapping up the trip, hugging our pals & bidding Turkey farewell. (B) END 10AM BODRUM

GOT MORE TIME? Want to explore the open seas of Turkey as well as land? Why not look at the Turkish Adventure on P.109 & include sailing on the south coast?

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If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single supplement options are available. Trip starts 6:00pm in Istanbul & ends approx. 10:00am in Bodrum. O This trip will be at Cannakale for the ANZAC Dawn Service. Please note: This trip will stay overnight in Bergama in place of Izmir for the ANZAC departure. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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13 breakfasts (B) 6 lunches (L) 11 dinners (D)

Air conditioned coach, Traditional Turkish Gulet Boat

GROUP SIZE & TEAM 20 average group size An experienced trip manager & driver and Local Guides on the land section, and skipper and crew for sailing section

F Enjoy the restorative qualities of the Dalyan Mud Bath F Cleanse the body & mind with a traditional Turkish Hammam Bath • Haggle at the Turkish carpet factory

F Witness a colourful Turkish belly dancing show & enjoy a local feast • Enjoy locally cooked meals on board your traditional Gulet

The one that lets you explore cultural city charms, ancient wonders & sun-soaked shores over 14 days DAY 11 LÖNGÖZ Sailing out of English Harbour early this morning we'll arrive amidst the seashell shorelines & ancient mythologies of Cleopatra Island. Then we'll head for Ballisu for more swimming, & anchor at Löngöz for an evening bbq & a night sleeping under the Turkish stars. (B,L,D) • See the sights of Longoz Bay

DAY 13 BODRUM 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 14 BODRUM Shortly after breakfast we'll be wrapping up the trip, hugging our sail pals & bidding our dear gulet farewell. (B)

DAY 12 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 & drift in & out of the sea for swims. (B,L,D)

Sail the Seven Islands, Turkey @wez.d

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Places visited 1

This trip does it all, but some travellers will only do a section of it (Turkish Delight see p.108) & will leave your group in Bodrum. START 6PM ISTANBUL

DAYS 1 - 2 ISTANBUL 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. (D)(B) • See the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace & Suleymaniye Mosque F Belly dancing show & dinner DAY 3 CANAKKALE 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. (B,D) • Journey along the Sea of Marmara • Visit Lone Pine Cemetery • See Anzac Cove DAY 4 IZMIR 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. (B,D) DAY 5 PAMUKKALE 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 6 KUSADASI 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 7 BODRUM After travelling 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 8 COKERTME Into the pristine Gulf of Gokova we'll stumble upon the idyllic Orak Island. (B,L,D)

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DAY 10 ENGLISH HARBOUR English Harbour is calling & 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

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Nightstops

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BODRUM 2 KISEBUKU COKERTME 1 Mazi 1 ENGLISH 1 HARBOUR 1 Orak Island

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBTA | START ISTANBUL & FINISH BODRUM Start May24 Jun 07

DAY 9 SEVEN ISLANDS After indulging in the crystal clear waters of Çamlı Koy (Pine Bay), it will be on to the postcardperfect Seven Islands. Here you'll be free to roam the forests & snorkel with sea creatures, stopping only for lunch aboard our boat. (B,L,D)

SEVEN ISLANDS

1

LÖNGÖZ

End Aug 29 Sep 19

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single supplements are available. 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 6:00pm in Istanbul & ends approx. 10:30am in Bodrum. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 7 nights in two person accommodation on board a traditional Turkish gulet boat

TRANSPORT

30 INCLUDED MEALS

13 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

FOOD

LOCAL

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SIMPLY ITALY THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

12

2

DAYS

COUNTRIES

11 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 11 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

14 INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

4.4 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with WiFi

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

The one that gives you 12 days of pure Italian bliss

Go on a guided tour of the Colosseum, Rome @laanuhh

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F Take an evening Passeggiata (post-dinner walk) & enjoy an aperitivo • Take a jaw-droppingly scenic coastal drive across Sorrento

CULTURAL

F Witness Renaissance masterpieces on a guided tour of the holy Vatican City, the smallest country in the world F Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii F Make & paint your own Venetian mask & wear it while you enjoy a delicious aperitivo

FOOD

F Share a family-style dinner with an aperitivo overlooking the Tuscan Hills F Cruise to the UNESCO-listed island of Burano followed by sumptuous seafood dinner F Dine on Italian family recipes in the homes of locals with EatWith, Milan

WELLNESS & ACTIVE • Hike between the pastel coloured 5 towns of the Cinque Terre National Park F Hike the paradise Isle of Capri & enjoy a picnic en-route

TEAM An experienced Trip Manger & Driver, plus Local Guides


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CRUISE THE ISLE OF C APRI, ITALY @BRIT WILT

Why not add Greek Island Hopping (See p.104) to your trip & say Yassou the Greek Isles & save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures. START 4PM ROME

DAY 1 ROME 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 bit. (D) DAYS 2 - 3 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 • Visit the island of capri´ F Bay of Naples Feast

DAYS 4 - 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 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 • See Mt. Vesuvius F Tuscan Experience

Milano. But first let’s visit the playground of the Italian rich & famous, Lake Como. 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 Lake Como F EatWith Milan F Lake Como Cruise DAY 9 ITALIAN 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 colourful as we soak up the towns of Monterosso & Riomaggiore. (B) • Full day train pass along the Cinque Terre

DAYS 6 - 7 VENICE 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 & canals • See Juliet's House & the Roman Arena in Verona • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square F Gondola Ride F Burano Island Cruise & Dinner F An Evening Passegiata & Aperitivo

DAYS 10 - 11 ROME 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 the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum F Emperors & Gladiators Inc. Colosseum F Dinner 'La Dolce Vita'

DAY 8 MILAN From floating city to fashion capital, we'll coast out of Venice & land ourselves in

TAS TE DELICIOUS PAS TA , MIL AN , ITALY

DAY 12 ROME Bursting with appreciation for this remarkable country, we'll drink our final espressos & say our sad farewells - the trip will have come to a tear jerking end. (B) END 8AM ROME

VISIT IL VITTORIANO, ROME, ITALY @ROBERT_LIB

Please note: Days 1 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation. Your 3 days in Rome could be at the start or end of your trip.

VENICE

Como

MILAN

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LOOK OUT OVER FLORENCE, ITALY @ARC HILBEARR

2

Verona

1

ITALIAN RIVIERA Cinque Terre

1 Pisa

2

FLORENCE

Chianti Region Apennine Mountains ITALY

Places visited 1

Nightstops Start/end city 3 Vatican City

ROME Mt. Vesuvius

So many beautiful sights to see around Italy & this is the perfect trip to see it all in less than two weeks. I did this trip solo & I'm glad I did because I met some incredible people along the way. Loved every second of it & can't wait to go on my next Contiki!

SORRENTO

Pompeii

2

Isle of Capri

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End Jun 18 Jun 25 Jun 28

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End Start Jul 02 Jul 01 Jul 05 Jul 05 Jul 09 Jul 12

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End Jul 26 Jul 30 Aug 06

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Start Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 02

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2020

End May28 Jun 04 Jun 11

2020

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2020

End Apr 09 May07 May21

2020

Start Mar 29 Apr 26 May10

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBSY | START ROME & FINISH ROME Start Sep 06 Sep 13 Sep 27

End Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 08

End Dec 03 Dec 17

Start Dec 19 + Dec 27

End Dec 30 Jan 07

Start 2021 Jan 10

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2021

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2021

End Oct 29 Nov 05

2020

Start Oct 18 Oct 25

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWSY | START ROME & FINISH ROME Start Jan 26 Mar 07

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also 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 departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For details of winter trips between Oct 2019 - Mar 2020, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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2

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7 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

TRANSPORT

9 INCLUDED MEALS

7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

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7 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with WiFi

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver, plus Local Guides

LOCAL

FOOD

F Make & paint your own Venetian mask and enjoy an aperitivo F Share a dinner with an aperitivo overlooking the Tuscan Hills F Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional gondola

F Learn how to make fresh pasta in Rome's most historic district followed by dinner F Take a locally guided foodie walking tour of Florence

The one that gives you la dolce vita over 8 days in Italy's most bellissimo cities

VENICE

Verona

2

ITALY

3

Pisa

FLORENCE

Chianti Region

Apennine Mountains

San Gimignano

Places visited 1

Enjoy local Italian antipasti, Florence, Italy

2

Nightstops

ROME Vatican City

Optional end city Start/end city

START 4PM ROME

DAYS 1 - 2 ROME 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 St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City • Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums • See Piazza Venezia, the

Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum F Cooking Class & Dinner

• See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria in Florence • Florentine leather craft demonstration • Guided tour of a Tuscan winery with Chianti wine tasting • See Medieval Manhattan when we visit San Gimgiano F Tuscan Experience F Taste of Florence food tour

DAYS 3 - 5 FLORENCE 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)

DAYS 6 - 7 VENICE 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 our time 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 • See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas F Burano Dinner & Cruise

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.

GOT MORE TIME? Hop over to Greece & go Greek Island Hopping p.104. You'll save up to 5% with our Multi-trip discount. See p.27

DAY 8 VENICE Today we'll say our teary goodbyes through newfound Italian phrases, either here in Venice or later in Rome if you're hitching a complimentary ride back to the capital. (B)

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Start Jun 13 Jun 20

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End Jul 04 Jul 11

Start Jul 11 Jul 25

End Start Jul 18 Aug 08 Aug 01 Aug 22

End Aug 15 Aug 29

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End Sep 05 Oct 10

2020

End May23 Jun 13

2020

Start May16 Jun 06

2020

End Apr 11 May09

2020

Start Apr 04 May02

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBHIA | START ROME & FINISH VENICE OR ROME Start Sep 12

End Sep 19

End Dec 26 Jan 04

Start Dec 30

End Jan 06

Start 2021 Jan 09

End Jan 16

2021

Start Dec 19 + Dec 28 +

2021

End Oct 24 Nov 21

2020

Start Oct 17 Nov 14

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWHIA | START ROME & FINISH VENICE OR ROME Start Feb 27 Mar 13

If you're travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available. Triple-share 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 departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/ staylonger. For details of winter trips between Oct 2019 - Mar 2020, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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11 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 1 night in Castillo del Buenamor. 10 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

TRANSPORT

16 INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

GROUP SIZE & TEAM 42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

12

FOOD

LOCAL

• Locally guided tour of the Madrid Royal Palace • Visit canal city of Aveiro, Portugal’s ‘mini-Venice’ • Explore Barcelona’s Gothic beauty on a walking tour including Las Ramblas

F Experience the culinary delights of Lisbon with a walking tour F Eat a traditional Portuguese feast by the sea F Eat a traditional Madrilenos feast

BILBAO

San Sebastian

1

1

PAMPLONA Zaragoza

PORTO SALAMANCA 1

2

END

2 Averio

PORTUGAL

2

START

2

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MADRID

LISBON

SPAIN

Places visited

DAYS 1 - 2 BARCELONA We'll join up & kick off in the sultry Spanish city of Barcelona. Exploring the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas & 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 3 PAMPLONA Eager to absorb as much as we can, we'll pit-stop in Zaragoza before heading to

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

Worth the price - saw a lot, & trip was well organised. Included food & Free Time Add-Ons were good!

Wander the streets of Lisbon, Portugal

START 4PM BARCELONA

1

Pavitra Menon on

Pamplona, the town made famous for its San Fermin festival & immortalised by the words of Ernest Hemingway. (B) DAY 4 BILBAO We'll spend the day in San Sebastian, sun bake on the beach, catch the surf & eat pinxtos before arriving in Bilbao, the city of Bohemian beauty. You'll have time to pop in to the Guggenheim Museum before we share a group dinner, Basquestyle. (B,D) DAY 5 SALAMANCA 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) +Contiki Special Stay DAYS 6 - 7 PORTO 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)

• Visit the Venetian-esque boat town of Aveiro F Porto by the Sea Dinner F Porto Walking tour with Port Tasting DAYS 8 - 9 LISBON Now we have truly started to love the Portuguese way of life, it's finally time to check out 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) • 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 Figueira F Lisbon like a Local Dinner

• Locally guided tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid (this tour may be substituted with a tour of the Prado Museum) F Visit Valley of the Fallen F Farewell dinner END 8AM MADRID

DAYS 10 - 12 MADRID 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 inside the impressive Royal Palace, we'll then top things off with an optional farewell Española dinner. (B,D)(B)(B) • Madrid City Tour

Please note: Days 1 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

GOT MORE TIME? See even more of this region & check out the Spain, Morocco & Portugal trip on p.118 for 15 days of Iberian fun.

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Start Jun 10 Jun 24

End Jun 21 Jul 05

Start Jul 06 Jul 22

End Start Jul 17 Aug 05 Aug 02 Aug 19

End Aug 16 Aug 30

2020

End May24 Jun 07

2020

Start May13 May27

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBFS | START BARCELONA & FINISH MADRID Start Sep 02 Sep 16

End Sep 13 Sep 27

End Nov 21

Start Dec 22

End Jan 02

2021

Start Nov 10

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWFS | START BARCELONA & FINISH MADRID Start 2021 Mar 09

End Mar 20

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or tripleshare). Single room supplements are available. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Barcelona & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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The one that uncovers the highlights of Spain & Portugal in under 2 weeks


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SPANISH SPREE THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

14

2

DAYS

COUNTRIES

13 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 13 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

17 INCLUDED MEALS 13 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

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TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

The one that gives you 2 weeks of exploring all that Spain has to offer

Float in the Mediterranean Ibiza, Spain

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

CULTURAL

F Experience the passion of a flamenco show then top off the evening with some tapas F Get a tour of the iconic rock of Gibraltar

• Visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba • Locally guided tour of the Alhambra Palace in Granada • Take a locally guided tour of the gilded Royal Palace in Madrid

FOOD

F EatWith locals on the rooftops of Seville & be serenaded with Spanish guitar F Eat a farewell feast at Los Galayos, Madrid • Enjoy a traditional Basque dinner in the richly cultural city of Bilbao

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Explore the baroque beauty of Barcelona with a bike tour • Swim or Surf in San Sebastian

4.6 RATING

TEAM An experienced Trip Manger & Driver, plus Local Guides


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CRUISE S TREETS OF MADRID, SPAIN

Hop over to Italy & Greece & do Simply Italy p.110, or Greek Island Hopping p.104. You'll save up to 5% with our Multi-trip discount. See p.27. This trip is a section of our larger trip (Iberian Peninsula & Morocco Adventure, see p.120). This means some of the group will continue to Morocco. START 6PM MADRID

DAYS 1 - 2 MADRID 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) • Tour the Royal Palace with a Local Guide (this tour may be substituted with a tour of the Prado) F Valley of the Fallen tour DAY 3 BILBAO Today we'll take the slow track to Bilbao so we can take in Segovia, with its Roman foundations. Later in Bilbao, Spain's emerging hub of culture & cool, you'll have time to head to the iconic Guggenheim Art Museum - one of the world's most famous galleries. (B,D)

DAY 4 PAMPLONA 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)

mainland. A fabled palace, atmospheric streets & tapas aplenty will keep us entertained in this oldschool 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 Albaicín & Royal Chapel

DAYS 5 - 6 BARCELONA 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

DAY 11 SEVILLE 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

MEET LOC ALS, SEVILLE, SPAIN

VISIT MADRID, SPAIN

#SPANISHSPREE

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HAVE DINNER IN SEVILLE, SPAIN

trip will come to an end after breakfast but our love affair with all things Spanish never will. (B)

cruise back to Madrid, with one final fiesta to toast a great trip. (B) • See the Alcazar Fortress & Gothic Cathedral in Toledo F Traditional Madrileños Dinner

END 8AM MADRID

Please note: Days 1 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

DAY 14 MADRID With far too many tapas tucked under our belts, we'll say goodbye to our newly beloved Contiki fam. Our

BILBAO

San Sebastian

1 1

PAMPLONA Segovia

MADRID

Pyrenees Mountains Zaragoza

BARCELONA 3

Toledo

SPAIN

2

DAY 12 CORDOBA Leaving laid-back Seville, we'll drive through the heart of Andalusia & onwards to Cordoba. Cobbled lanes, storybook balconies & an ancient mosque will be ours to explore for the night. (B) • Entry into the Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba

DAYS 7 - 8 IBIZA Switching from ancient streets to strobe lights, we'll board a flight for the world's party capital, Ibiza. Those not fussed on 6am dance floor sessions will find no shortage of gorgeous beaches & water sports that abound the island. (B)(B) F Ibiza Party Package

CORDOBA SEVILLE

IBIZA

1

1

2

Sierra Nevada Mountains

GRANADA

Gibraltar

Places visited 1

Nightstops Start/end city

DAY 13 MADRID Taking to the hill-top town of Toledo, we'll meander through medieval buildings & mosques, drifting through what locals know as the “Imperial City.” Later we'll

DAYS 9 - 10 GRANADA This morning we'll board a fast ferry, taking the sea option back to the Spanish

2

Had such an amazing time! The trip went to a ton of incredible places, & it felt like we had a good amount of time in each place. I would go to Spain again in a heartbeat, & I'm already thinking about which Contiki to go on next! Allison Trewin on

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jun Jun Jun Jun

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Start Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 01 Jul 04

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

05 12 14 17

Start Jul 06 Jul 10 Jul 13 Jul 15

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

19 23 26 28

Start Jul 20 Jul 22 Jul 25 Jul 27

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End Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 06

2020

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2020

End May10 May17 May24 May31

2020

Start Apr 27 May04 May11 May18

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBEHB | START MADRID & FINISH MADRID Start Aug 31 Sep 07 Sep 14 Sep 21

End Sep Sep Sep Oct

13 20 27 04

End Nov 01 Nov 15 Nov 29

Start Dec 19 Dec 27 Dec 30

End Jan 01 Jan 09 Jan 12

2021

Start Oct 19 Nov 02 Nov 16

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWEH | START MADRID & FINISH MADRID Start 2021 Feb 08 Mar 15

End Feb 21 Mar 28

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/ staylonger. 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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9

1

DAYS

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COUNTRY

8 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stay: 2 nights in Featured Hostel Noah Surf House, 6 nights in multi-share hotel/hostel accommodation

9 INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

GROUP SIZE 24 maximum group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver Team

The one that dives deep into Portugal's charming cities, before enjoying some of the world's best surf, yoga & beach vibes

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Explore Lisbon, Portugal

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F Learn to make Pastéis de Nata (custard tarts) with Joana in her home F Take a guided tour of Porto on e-bikes (& breeze over the hills)

CULTURAL

• Visit the moving religious site of Fatima • Walk the cobbled lanes of the animated & historical city of Coimbra • Visit canal city of Aveiro, Portugal’s ‘mini-Venice’

FOOD

F Taste pâté, sardines & custard tarts washed down with green wine on a Lisbon foodie walking tour F EatWith locals inside their homes & taste traditional Portuguese food, Porto F Enjoy an authentic farewell feast in a Lisbon rooftop restaurant

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Surf on the waters of some of Portugal’s best beaches • Discover the golden beaches of the Portuguese Algarve F Find your zen & do yoga on the beach

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL F Discover the cultural vibrance of Cascais on a street art tour guided by residents


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Noah Surf House is all about being at one with the sea, where you'll enjoy peace, sun & joy, as well as activities such as seafront yoga & surfing. It's a place to unwind or catch some waves, depending on your mood - either way, this is what wellness travel is all about. LEARN TO MAKE PAS TÉIS DE NATA , PORTO

DAY 1 LISBON Meeting in the luscious city of Lisbon today we'll explore the local culture in the best way possible - through taste, as we take a walk down the famous Time Out Food Markets. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to go for a cocktail in Bairro Alto. DAYS 2 - 3 PORTO We'll head to Porto today but not before stopping off at the fascinating town of Fatima, the sacred place of miracles. We'll explore the hallowed sites & stop for lunch before heading onto Porto for two glorious nights. The next day we'll take a guided tour of this historic port town, with the option to learn how to make the famous Pastel de Nata (custard tarts). Then you can choose to end your day with an authentic local Portuguese feast. (B,D)(B) • Delicious Portuguese Dinner

BRIDGE CLIMB IN PORTO, PORTUGAL

• Visit the moving religious site of Fatima • Visit the preserved medieval old town of Coimbra F Guided Tour of Porto F EatWith Porto Dinner F Pastel de Nata making class

for two nights in a coastal playground packed with activities. Hit the beach, eat, play golf, boat, swim, soak up some rays or enjoy some watersports, the choice is yours in this sun-kissed playground. (B)(B) • Visit the town of Evora

DAYS 4 - 5 SANTA CRUZ Today we'll stop at the serenely beautiful canal city of Aveiro, a quaint, mini-Venice. Then it's onto Santa Cruz, for two nights of unwinding & activities. Whether you're into surfing, yoga or just kicking back on the beach, this charming town has everything you're looking for & more. (B)(B) +Contiki Special Stay • Visit canal city of Aveiro • Visit the town of Obidos • Yoga by the Water F Surf Lessons

DAY 8 LISBON We're headed back to Lisbon today, where you'll have the opportunity to check out the famed neighbourhood of Cascais on a local street art tour. Opt to end the day with a delicious farewell dinner. (B) F Lisbon Farewell Dinner

DAYS 6 - 7 LAGOS After a brief stop in the beautiful town of Evora, we're headed to the Algarve,

END 8AM LISBON

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START 4PM LISBON

DAY 9 LISBON Portugal, it's been emotional. Your delicious food, rich culture, paradisiacal coastlines & glittering waters will stay in our memories forever. (B)

Learn to Surf, Santa Cruz, Portugal

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Bike ride, Porto, Portugal

2

WHEN CAN I GO?

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Start Sep 26 Oct 10

Trip starts 4:00pm in Lisbon & ends approx. 8:00am in Lisbon. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/ staylonger. Note: due to Noah Surf House being in such high demand, on certain occasions travellers will be staying in Mixed Contiki Dorms.

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#SPAINMOROCCOPORTUGAL

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

SPAIN, MOROCCO & PORTUGAL THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

15

4

DAYS

COUNTRIES

14 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stay: 2 nights in a Traditional Moroccan Riad in twin or triple share & 12 nights twin or triple share hotel accommodation

4.0 RATING

21 INCLUDED MEALS 14 breakfasts (B) 7 dinners (D)

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi, Ferry from Spain to Morocco

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

Enjoy a coffee & Pastéis de nata in Lisbon, Portugal

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

CULTURAL

• Visit Lisbon’s Belem district, famous for some of the city’s major monuments F Visit Sintra and Cascais F Experience the passion of a flamenco show then top off the evening with some tapas • Visit the cooperative of handmade carpets, Fez

F Get a tour of the iconic rock of Gibraltar • Visit the opulent Bahia Palace in Marrakesh, one of the world’s most beautiful buildings • Take a locally guided tour of the gilded Royal Palace in Madrid

FOOD

F EatWith the locals on the rooftops of Seville & be serenaded with Spanish guitar F Learn how to make a Moroccan dinner with a Masterchef winner F Take a 4x4 adventure into the sweeping Agafay Desert and enjoy a tagine dinner & star gazing

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver, plus a Local Guide in Morocco


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This luxurious Riad-style hotel is formed from 3 traditional merchant houses & features 2 swimming pools, a spa, a rooftop restaurant & a cooking school, not to mention traditional Moroccan design & decor - all 5 minutes walk from the main square of Marrakech. VISIT THE ROAYL PAL ACE, FEZ, MOROCCO @GABBYGOYETTE24

LOC AL TAPAS, SEVILLE, SPAIN

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 Morocco Dinner with Cooking Secrets Revealed

START 6PM MADRID

DAYS 1 - 2 MADRID 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) • Tour the Royal Palace with Local Guide (this tour may be substituted with a tour of the Prado) • See Gran Via, the Puerta del Sol & Plaza de España

DAYS 7 - 8 MARRAKECH 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, sift through silver jewels & indulge in hamman rituals. For the next two nights, our Special Stay is a luxurious Riad with two swimming pools, gorgeous decor & a spa for ultimate travel bliss. (B,D)(B) +Special Stay Riad Africa • See bustling Jamaa el-Fna Square • Visit the Bahia Palace, a Berber Pharmacy & see Koutoubia Mosque F Marrakech by Night

DAYS 3 - 4 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 could be substituted with a tour of the Alcazar of Seville) F Guided Tour of the Albaicin & Royal Chapel

DAY 9 ASSILAH 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)

DAYS 5 - 6 FEZ Sliding through the seas that divide Europe & Africa, we'll travel across the Strait of Gibraltar, past the Rif Mountains & onto Fez.

#SPAINMOROCCOPORTUGAL

This trip is a section of our larger trip (Iberian Peninsula & Morocco, see p.120.) This means some of the group will come from Ibiza.

• See the Hassan Tower & King's Palace in Rabat DAYS 10 - 11 SEVILLE 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 España F Gibraltar Rock Tour F EatWith Seville F Seville locally guided walking tour including entry into the Bull Ring

MADRID

PORTUGAL

3

Toledo SPAIN

LISBON

2

SEVILLE ATLANTIC OCEAN

2

GRANADA

Sierra Nevada Mountains Algeciras Gibraltar

Tarifa Tangier

ASSILAH

2

Special Stay

1

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

END 8AM MADRID

DAY 14 MADRID Leaving the tiled town behind, we'll take a border hop back to Spain. Later

DAY 15 MADRID With far too many tapas tucked under our belts, we'll say goodbye to our newly

Please note: Days 1 & 15 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Rabat

Nightstops Start/end city

1

DAYS 12 - 13 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 São Jorge, the Praca do Comercio, Rossio & Praça da Figueira F Lisbon like a Local Dinner F Guided Tour of Sintra & Cascais

Casablanca

Places visited 1

2

FEZ Atlas Mountains

MOROCCO

2 MARRAKECH

I would highly recommend this trip to anyone considering going to Morocco or even seeing Spain & Portugal. The sights were all stunning, the accommodation was great & having a Trip Manager made the trip 100 times better. Cecilia Cracknell on

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)

WHEN CAN I GO?

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End Aug 09 Aug 16 Aug 30 Sep 13

Start Sep 06 Sep 13 Sep 20 Sep 27

End Sep Sep Oct Oct

20 27 04 11

End Dec 05 Jan 07

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End

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End Jan 18 Feb 27

2021

End Start Nov 07 Nov 21 Nov 21 Dec 24

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RIAD AFRICA, MARRAKECH

Start Mar 20

End Apr 03

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or tripleshare). Single room supplements are available. Trip starts 6:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Please Note: A Special Stay feature property on this trip is a traditional Morrocan Riad in Marrakech, due to the size & authenticity of this property we may have to use a mix of twin & triple rooms to accommodate the entire group.

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

IBERIAN PENINSULA & MOROCCO THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

21

4

DAYS

COUNTRIES

20 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stay: 2 nights in a Traditional Moroccan Riad in twin or triple share & 18 nights twin or triple share hotel accommodation

29 INCLUDED MEALS 20 breakfasts (B) 9 dinners (D)

4.7 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi, 1 internal flight

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

The one that goes in-depth in the cultures of Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Visit the Plaza de España, Seville, Spain @lookslikeethan

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

CULTURAL

• Locally Guided Tour of the Alhambra F Visit Sintra and Cascais • Visit the cooperative of handmade carpets, Fez

• Visit lots of towns with great stories en-route like Segovia, San Sebastian, Zaragoza & Rabat • Visit the Moroccan 19th century masterpiece of Bahia Palace, Marrakech • Take a locally guided tour of the gilded Royal Palace in Madrid

FOOD

F EatWith locals on the rooftops of Seville F Take a 4x4 into the Agafay Desert and enjoy a tagine dinner and stargazing F Eat your way along the charming streets of Madrid on a delicious Tapas Tour

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Explore the baroque beauty of Barcelona with a bike tour • Swimming or surfing in San Sebastian

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver, Local Guide in Morocco


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This luxurious Riad-style hotel is formed from 3 traditional merchant houses & features 2 swimming pools, a spa, a rooftop restaurant & a cooking school, not to mention traditional Moroccan design & decor - all 5 minutes walk from the main square of Marrakech. TAS TE LOC AL COFFEE IN FEZ, MOROCCO @L AURAD9596

VISIT MARKETS IN MARRAKEC H, MOROCCO

1

Pyrenees Mountains

1

PAMPLONA

Zaragoza Segovia

MADRID

Ì FLIGHT INCLUDED

BARCELONA 2

3

DAYS 9 - 10 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 oldschool 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 Albaìcín & Royal Chapel

PORTUGAL SPAIN

Places visited 2

2

LISBON

1

IBIZA

SEVILLE

2

2

Nightstops Start/end city

1

GRANADA

Special Stay

Sierra Nevada Mountains Algeciras Gibraltar

Tarifa Tangier

ASSILAH

1 2

Rabat

Such a diverse tour! Everything you could ever want to experience in each country, from tapas & sangria in Spain, partying it up in Ibiza, traditional Moroccan experiences, & sight seeing in Portugal.

FEZ

Atlas Mountains

Casablanca

MOROCCO

2 MARRAKECH

DAYS 11 - 12 FEZ 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 Morocco Dinner with Cooking Secrets Revealed

Stephanie Harris on This trip does it all, but some travellers will only do a section of it & will come & go depending on their booking. START 6PM MADRID

DAYS 1 - 2 MADRID 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 may be substituted with a tour of the Prado) F Valley of the Fallen

DAY 3 BILBAO 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)

& the immortal words of Ernest Hemingway. (B) DAYS 5 - 6 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 Gaudí's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex • Walking Tour through the Gothic Quarter F Flamenco Show with Dinner F Barcelona Bike Ride

DAY 4 PAMPLONA 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

DAYS 13 - 14 MARRAKECH 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, sift through silver jewels & indulge in hamman rituals. For the next two nights, our Special Stay is a luxurious Riad with two swimming pools, gorgeous decor & a spa for ultimate travel bliss. (B,D)(B) +Special Stay Riad Africa • Visit the Bahia Palace, a Berber Pharmacy & see Koutoubia Mosque • See bustling Jamaa el Fna Square

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 F Lisbon like a Local Dinner F Guided Tour of Sintra & Cascais

DAY 15 ASSILAH 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

DAY 20 MADRID 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

DAYS 16 - 17 SEVILLE 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) • See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza de Espana F EatWith Seville F Gibraltar Rock Tour DAYS 18 - 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 &

DAY 21 END 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) END 8AM MADRID

Please note: days 1 & 21 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

WHEN CAN I GO?

Start Jun 01 Jun 08 Jun 15 Jun 22

End Jun Jun Jul Jul

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Start Jun 29 Jul 01 Jul 06 Jul 13

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Start Aug 31 Sep 07 Sep 14 Sep 21

End Sep Sep Oct Oct

20 27 04 11

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Start Oct 19 Nov 02 Nov 16

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End Feb 27 Apr 03

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available. Trip starts 6:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. Winter dates feature a slightly modified 20 day itinerary, 1 night in Valencia instead of 2 nights in Ibiza & 1 less (D). For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Please Note: A Special Stay feature property on this trip is a traditional Morrocan Riad in Marrakech, due to the size & authenticity of this property we may have to use a mix of twin & triple rooms to accommodate the entire group.

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DAYS 7 - 8 IBIZA Switching from ancient streets to strobe lights, we'll board a flight for the world's party capital, Ibiza. (B)(B) F Ibiza Party Package

San Sebastian

BILBAO

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1

DAYS

4 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

TRANSPORT

6 INCLUDED MEALS

Special Stay: 2 nights in a Traditional Moroccan Riad twin or triple share & 2 nights twin or triple share hotel accommodation

#CONTIKIMOROCCO

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COUNTRY

4 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver, Local Guides

LOCAL

FOOD

• Visit the Cooperative of handmade carpets • Guided local tour of the Medina of Fez • See Koutoubia Mosque & bustling Jamaa el Fna Square

F Uncover the secrets of Moroccan cuisine at an authentic African feast F Take a 4x4 adventure into the Agafay Desert and enjoy a tagine dinner and stargazing

This trip is a section of our larger trip, (Iberian Peninsula & Morocco see p.120). This means you’ll join a group who have been travelling from Madrid.

For the next two nights, our Special Stay is a luxurious Riad with two swimming pools, gorgeous decor & a spa for ultimate travel bliss. (B,D)(B) +Special Stay Riad Africa • Visit Bahia Palace, visit a Berber Pharmacy & see Koutoubia Moqsue • See bustling Jamaa el-Fna Square F Marrakech by Night

The one that explores Moroccos' famous souks, mosques & scenery over 5 days

START 8PM FEZ

DAYS 1 - 2 FEZ 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 Morocco Dinner with cooking secrets revealed

Stay at a local Riad, our Special Stay in Morocco, Riad Africa

START

Unforgettable trip as a first time Contiki traveller! Worth the money! A great variety of activities in Morocco.

2

FEZ Atlas Mountains

MOROCCO

Carolynne Ball on

DAYS 3 - 4 MARRAKECH 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, sift through silver jewels & indulge in hamman rituals.

DAY 5 MARRAKECH 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) Please note: Days 1 & 5 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation. END 8AM MARRAKECH

SEE EVEN MORE! Got a taste for what North Africa has to offer? Check out our trips to other regions of Africa on p.170

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End Sep Sep Sep Oct

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End Nov 29 Jan 01

Start 2021  Jan 05

End Jan 09

Start Jan 08 Feb 17

End Jan 12 Feb 21

2021

Start Nov 25 Dec 28

2021

End Nov 01 Nov 15

2021

Start Oct 28 Nov 11

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWMO | START FEZ & FINISH MARRAKECH Start Mar 24

End Mar 28

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available. Trip starts 8:00pm in Fez & ends approx. 8:00am in Marrakech. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Please Note: A Special Stay feature property on this trip is a traditional Morrocan Riad in Marrakech, due to the size & authenticity of this property we may have to use a mix of twin & triple rooms to accommodate the entire group.

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EGYPT & THE NILE 1

DAYS

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COUNTRY

7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

7 breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D)

Transfer from airport to hotel on arrival, air conditioned coach, Felucca Nile Cruise & 1 train ride

GROUP SIZE & TEAM 42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager, Driver, Boat Crew & Local Guides

F Visit Kom Ombo, the Temple of the Two Gods • See the Colossus of Memnon F Visit a Nubian village • See the great pyramids and sphinx, Giza

• Egyptian buffet dinner with a vibrant belly dancing show

#CONTIKIEGYPT

Special Stay: 3 nights Nile Cruise, 3 nights in hotels, 1 night twin-berth sleep couchette train (Cairo to Aswan),

TRANSPORT

15 INCLUDED MEALS

FOOD

LOCAL

The one that brings you face to face with pharaohs & world wonders in enigmatic Egypt

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

CAIRO Giza Sakkara

2 GU LF SU

1

OF ILE EN

1

HURGHADA 1 LUXOR

Esna

1

Places visited Nightstops

EZ

TH EGYPT

1

EDFU

RED SEA

Kom Ombo

1

ASWAN

LAKE NASSER

Start/end city Visit the Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt @Laylarosesuto

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 2 CAIRO - 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) • Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

1

DAY 3 NILE CRUISE - ASWAN Jumping into relaxation mode, we'll set sail on a traditional felucca, our Special Stay accommodation for the next 3 nights. We'll have plenty of time to soak up the exoticism & history of the region as we settle into our luxurious cruise of the River Nile. (B,L,D) + Special Stay Nile Cruise F Visit the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam

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) + Special Stay Nile Cruise F Visit Kom Ombo, the Temple of Two Gods DAY 5 NILE 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)

DAY 4 NILE CRUISE - EDFU Passing the Arabian Desert & palm trees aplenty, we'll stop in Kom Ombo to greet

+ Special Stay Nile Cruise F Visit Abu Simbel's Temple of Ramses II DAY 6 HURGHADA Once we've admired some ancient royal tombs, we'll amble along & find ourselves in an oasis by the Red Sea. Here in the holiday town of Hurghada we'll snorkel in salt water lapping in from the Indian ocean, & laze under umbrellas as we watch the sun go down. (B,D) • See the Colossos of Memnon F Guided visit of the Temple of Karnak

Special Stay

DAY 7 CAIRO Amidst 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 DAY 8 CAIRO Attempting some Arabic phrases, we'll say our goodbyes this morning in Cairo when our trip comes to an end. (B)

THE NILE CRUISE

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

END 8AM CAIRO

Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jun 13 Jun 27

Start Jul 04 Jul 18

End Start Jul 11 Aug 01 Jul 25 Aug 15

End Aug 08 Aug 22

Start Aug 29 Sep 12

End Sep 05 Sep 19

2020

Start Jun 06 Jun 20

2020

End May16 May30

2020

Start May09 May23

2020

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2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBEGA | START CAIRO & FINISH CAIRO Start Apr 11 Apr 25

Start Sep 26

End Oct 03

Start Nov 28 Dec 19 Dec 26

End Dec 05 Dec 26 Jan 02

2021

End Oct 24 Nov 07 Nov 21

2020

2020

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WTEG | START CAIRO & FINISH CAIRO Start Oct 17 Oct 31 Nov 14

Start 2021 Jan 09 Jan 23

End Start Feb 06 Jan 16 Feb 20 Jan 30 Mar 06

End Feb 13 Feb 27 Mar 13

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available. Note: Single room supplements do not apply to night 2 in the itinerary. Overnight train cabins are twin-share only. Trip starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am in Cairo. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For details of winter trips between Oct 2019 - Mar 2020, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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3

DAYS

4 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

TRANSPORT

5 INCLUDED MEALS

4 nights in twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

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4 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

LOCAL

FOOD

• Get included entry to the spellbinding lakes of Plitvice National Park

F Enjoy a farm-to-table Croatian meal at a familyrun restaurant with figs, olives, wine & more

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver

The one that keeps it short & sweet visiting the best of Balkans Meet locals, Split, Croatia

Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia @jackotynan

This trip is a section of our larger trip Best of Balkans (start Budapest) (see p.133.) This means some of the group will continue to Budapest.

START

BUDAPEST

START 7:30AM BUDAPEST

DAY 1 BUDAPEST 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, ticking off monuments & exploring the old town for hours. F Slovenian Folklore Evening

HUNGARY SLOVENIA

LJUBLJANA

1 CROATIA

1

Nightstops

PLITVICE

ZADAR

ADRIATIC SEA

1

END

1 1

SPLIT This trip was only 5 days but felt like we were there for weeks. We packed so much into each day which definitely made the trip value for money. Hollie Scott on

DAY 2 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 3 ZADAR 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)

DAY 5 SPLIT 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 breakfast. (B) END 8AM SPLIT

Please note: Day 5 has been designed to allow you to finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

DAY 4 SPLIT This morning we'll leave Zadar, journeying to the cobblestone city of Split. With a lively waterfront & unmistakable nautical theme, we'll slip into life here quite easily. (B) F Let's Split Dinner

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jun 06 Jun 20 Jul 04

Start Jul 07 Jul 14 Jul 21

End Start Jul 11 Jul 28 Jul 18 Aug 04 Jul 25 Aug 11

End Aug 01 Aug 08 Aug 15

Start Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 01

End Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 05

2020

Start Jun 02 Jun 16 Jun 30

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBBC | START BUDAPEST & FINISH SPLIT Start Sep 08 Sep 22

End Sep 12 Sep 26

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in Budapest & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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7 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

TRANSPORT

9 INCLUDED MEALS

7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

7 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver, plus Local Guides

F Enjoy a Croatian meal at a family-run restaurant F Share a family-style dinner with an aperitivo overlooking the Tuscan Hills F Taste Rome with a foodie walking tour

The one that sees you walk the footsteps of Romans on an 8 day adventure DAY 8 SPLIT 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)

GOT MORE TIME? Add on the Croatia Island Sail p.150 & save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

END 8AM SPLIT

Please Note: Day 1 has been designed to allow you to start the trip without needing an extra nights accommodation.

No regrets. A great introduction into Contiki, with an incredible Trip Manager & Driver. All of the Free Time Add Ons were well worth the money.

Taste authentic pizza, Rome, Italy

*CXĚGX%ĚKėORFON This trip is a section of our larger trip Adriatic Unearthed (start Rome) trip (see p.130.) This means some of the group will continue to Rome. START 4PM ROME

DAYS 1 - 2 ROME 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) • Walking tour of Rome F Emperors & Gladiators including Colosseum DAY 3 FLORENCE 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 4 VENICE 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 motorboat to the islands of Venice F Gondola Ride DAY 5 LJUBLJANA 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, ticking off monuments & exploring the old town for hours. (B) F Postojna Caves F Slovenian Folklore Evening

SLOVENIA

DAY 6 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

VENICE

Postojna Cave

1

1

LJUBLJANA CROATIA

1

1

PLITVICE

FLORENCE

END

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SPLIT

ADRIATIC SEA

START

DAY 7 SPLIT This morning we'll leave the lakes & hit the harbour-side, journeying to the cobblestone city of Split. With a lively waterfront & unmistakable nautical theme, we'll slip into Croatian life quite easily. (B) F Let's Split Dinner

ROME

2

Places visited 1

Nightstops

WHEN CAN I GO?

End May30 Jun 13 Jun 27

Start Jun 27 Jul 04 Jul 11

End Start Jul 04 Jul 18 Jul 11 Jul 25 Jul 18 Aug 01

End Jul 25 Aug 01 Aug 08

Start Aug 08 Aug 15 Aug 29

End Aug 15 Aug 22 Sep 05

2020

Start May23 Jun 06 Jun 20

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBAH | START ROME & FINISH SPLIT Start Sep 12

End Sep 19

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based ontwin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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F Ride a train through the spellbinding Postojna Caves • See one of the world’s best preserved Roman buildings: Diocletian’s Palace, Split • Peel back the layers of Rome’s history on a city walking tour

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Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

FOOD

LOCAL

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CROATIA ISLANDS & NATIONAL PARKS THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

8

1

DAYS

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COUNTRY

7 NIGHTS IN HOTELS/HOSTELS 7 nights in multi-share hotels/hostels

10 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach

GROUP SIZE 24 maximum group size

The one that showcases Croatia's unique beauty, from cascading waterfalls to pristine beaches

Swim at Krka National Park, Croatia @brittany.ddale

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

CULTURAL

• Enjoy the world-famous beach bars of Pag • Take a walking tour through Dubrovnik’s UNESCO-Listed old town and spot GoT filming locations

• See one of the world’s best preserved Roman buildings: Diocletian’s Palace, Split • Visit Game of Thrones filming locations like the Fortress of Klis & Trsteno Arboretum

FOOD

F Take a boat trip followed by a delicious spread of Croatian BBQ favourites F Enjoy a farm-to-table Croatian meal at a familyrun restaurant with figs, olives, wine & more

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Take a sea kayaking trip around the UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik City Walls • Get included entry to the spellbinding lakes of Plitvice National Park • Witness the cascading waterfalls and take a dip in the Krka Falls National Park

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With its gym, spa, & wellness centre, Olea is so much more than a hotel. Cycle across the gorgeous scenery of Pag, chill out in the sauna or take a dip in either the indoor or outdoor pool. Whatever wellness travel means to you, you’ll leave Olea feeling great inside and out. GO SWIMMING, DUBROVNIK, CROATIA @MINDIANAJONES

DAY 1 SPLIT We'll meet our Contiki crew in Split & waste no time with a walking tour along the Riva Waterfront, before bonding with our Contiki fam over a delicious 3 course local meal. Then it's time to head out & explore this gorgeous seaside town. (D) • See Diocletian's Palace on the Split Waterfront DAYS 2 - 3 PAG ISLAND Leaving Split we'll head to the jaw-dropping Krka National Park, with its world-famous cascading waterfalls. After hiking the winding trails and taking a dip in the clear waters we'll admire all the beauty on an included boat trip. Next we head for some island life on Pag. We'll spend two days enjoying glorious sun, sea & sand, admiring the rugged coasts, cute hamlets & azure Adriatic. (B)(B) • Krka National Park visit

DINNER, DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

DAYS 4 - 5 PLITVICE The next few days are all about the famous Plitvice National Park. This natural paradise is ours to explore, & we'll hike through its forestland to reach the iconic sparkling lakes, caves & dams. After admiring the shimmering bright blues & deep greens & even more tumbling waterfalls, we'll head for dinner at our hotel. (B,D)(B,D) • Visit Plitvice National Park DAYS 6 - 7 DUBROVNIK We're headed to the spectacular fortress city of Dubrovnik, but not before an optional Contiki Cares experience, in which local artisans prepare oils & handicrafts to purchase, with all proceeds going into the local community. Taking in some famous GoT filming locations on the way like the Fortress of Klis & Trsteno Arboretum. We'll also meet our expert Local

#ISLANDSANDPARKS

START 4PM SPLIT

Guide, who will give us a tour of all the famous sites of the city, & her own personal account of the harrowing Wars of Independence. On our second day here we'll have the option to explore further or opt for a City Walls kayaking trip, then we can enjoy a drink at the famous Buza Cliff Bars. This eve, what better way to say farewell to your fam with an optional sunset farewell cruise, with BBQ dinner, drinks & music. (B)(B) • Visit Game of Thrones Sites - Fortress of Klis & Trsteno Arboretum • Tour of Dubrovnik with Local Guide F Kayaking in Dubrovnik DAY 8 DUBROVNIK/SPLIT After breakfast at our hotel you have the choice to either finish up in Dubrovnik or return to Split, where you can join our legendary Croatia Sailing Trip. (B)

Kayak around the walls of Dubrovnik. Croatia

END 8AM DUBROVNIK OR NOON IN SPLIT

PLITVICE 2 Plitvice National Park

PAG ISLAND 2

CROATIA

Places visited 1

Nightstops

Krka National Park

Optional end city Optional transfer to Split Diocletian's Palace

1 SPLIT

ADRIATIC SEA

Trsteno Arboretum

2 DUBROVNIK

WHEN CAN I GO?

Start Jul 11 Jul 25 Aug 08

End Jul 18 Aug 01 Aug 15

2020

End Jun 06 Jun 20 Jul 04

2020

2020

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HOTEL OLEA

Start Aug 22 Sep 05

End Aug 29 Sep 12

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Dubrovnik or noon in Split. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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ADRIATIC SPIRIT 8

6

DAYS

7 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

TRANSPORT

9 INCLUDED MEALS

6 nights in twin or triple-share hotel accommodation, 1 night on board a ferry

#ADRIATICSPIRIT

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7 breakfast (B) 2 dinners (D)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi, Ferry

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver, plus Local Guides

LOCAL

FOOD

F Take a day cruise around Corfu including lunch and swim stops • Take a walking tour through Dubrovnik’s Old Town & spot GoT filming locations • Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii

F Explore Corfu by night & taste its delicacies with a foodie walking tour

This trip is a section of our larger trip Adriatic Unearthed trip. (See p.131). This means some of the group will continue to Split.

DAY 5 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)

The one that does 6 Adriatic countries in 8 sun-soaked days from Split to Rome

START 8AM SPLIT

DAY 1 SPLIT 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 Kayak around Dubrovnik Old Town, Croatia

CROATIA BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA START

The excursions made such a difference! Definitely a must do! The trip cost is definitely worth it for how much you see & do!

SPLIT

ITALY

1

DUBROVNIK

ADRIATIC SEA

MONTENEGRO

Karen Vlasic on

Kotor Bay

END

ROME

1

DAY 7 ROME We'll depart the beautiful Amalfi today & head to the Italian capital for our final night on tour passing ancient Pompeii en route. (B) • Entry to the ruins of Pompeii including locally guided walking tour F Dinner La Dolce Vita

DAYS 3 - 4 CORFU 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 travellers ask for? (B,D)(B) F Captain's Cruise

DAY 8 ROME Bursting with appreciation for the remarkable Adriatic region, we'll drink our final espressos & say our sad farewells - the trip will have come to a tear jerking end. (B) END 8AM ROME

1

Pompeii

SALERNO

DAY 2 TIRANA Travelling 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)

TIRANA

1

Mt Vesuvius

DAY 6 SALERNO 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

1

ALBANIA

Bari

GREECE

CORFU

2

Places visited 1

IONIAN SEA

Nightstops

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jun 06 Jun 20 Jul 04

Start Jul 04 Jul 11 Jul 18

End Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25

2020

Start May30 Jun 13 Jun 27

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBAS | START SPLIT & FINISH ROME Start Jul 25 Aug 01 Aug 08

End Aug 01 Aug 08 Aug 15

Start Aug 15 Aug 22 Sep 05

End Start Aug 22 Sep 19 Aug 29 Sep 12

End Sep 26

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 8:00am in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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DAYS

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10 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

TRANSPORT

15 INCLUDED MEALS

10 nights in twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

10 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver, plus Local Guides

FOOD

LOCAL

• See the winding coastline of Kotor Bay, Montenegro • See the famous Mostar Bridge a beautiful example of Islamic architecture F Journey through time at the inspirational Sarajevo War Tunnels museum

• See how traditional Goulash is made then try some for yourself, Budapest F Cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast

#BALKANSDISCOVERY

The one that gives you the best of the Dalmatian Coastline, from Split to Budapest Places visited 1

Nightstops

END

BUDAPEST

2

HUNGARY

CROATIA

BELGRADE START

1

DUBROVNIK ADRIATIC SEA

Visit Kotor, Montenegro

This trip is a section of our larger trip Best of Balkans (start Split) (See p.132). This means some of the group will continue to Split.

• Locally guided walking tour of Dubrovnik F City Walls Kayaking F Dinner Cruise

START 6PM SPLIT

DAY 1 SPLIT 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 togethers. (D)

DAYS 4 - 5 BUDVA 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)

DAYS 2 - 3 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)

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) • Locally guided tour of Sarajevo F Sarajevo Dine with the Locals F War Tunnels Tour DAY 8 BELGRADE 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) • Walking tour of Belgrade Fortress & Kalemegdan Park

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 F Danube Dinner Cruise DAY 11 END 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.

DAYS 9 - 10 BUDAPEST After drifting out of Serbia we'll move on to Hungary,

1

BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

SPLIT

SARAJEVO

2

Mostar

2

SERBIA

MONTE NEGRO

Kotor

2

BUDVA

I had the absolute best time with the greatest Contiki group I could ever have imagined. I will remember this trip for the rest of my life & am already planning my next one. I enjoyed the kayaking in Dubrovnik, & Budva was gorgeous. Brendan on

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Start Jun 27 Jul 04 Jul 11

End Start Jul 07 Jul 18 Jul 14 Jul 25 Jul 21 Aug 01

End Jul 28 Aug 04 Aug 11

Start Aug 08 Aug 15 Aug 22

End Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 01

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End Jun 02 Jun 16 Jun 30

2020

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:BBCB | START SPLIT & FINISH BUDAPEST Start May23 Jun 06 Jun 20

Start Aug 29 Sep 12

End Sep 08 Sep 22

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7

DAYS

14 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

TRANSPORT

18 INCLUDED MEALS

13 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation & 1 night on board a ferry

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14 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi, Ferry

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver, plus Local Guides

LOCAL

• Take a tour through Dubrovnik & spot GoT filming locations • Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii F Watch a Slovenian folk show as you enjoy a traditional feast

FOOD

F Get a taste of Italy with a Rome foodie walking tour F Take a nighttime foodie walking tour of Corfu F Indulge in a traditional Italian feast on the sundrenched Amalfi Coast

The one that combines the magic of the Mediterranean with the allure of the Balkans DAY 6 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 7 SPLIT 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) F Let's Split Dinner Explore the Roman Forum, Italy

Some travellers will start & end their trip in Split (See p.131). Postojna Cave

VENICE

1

LJUBLJANA CROATIA

PLITVICE 1

SPLIT

FLORENCE

1

BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

1

1

ITALY

DUBROVNIK

ADRIATIC MONTENEGRO SEA Kotor Bay

3

Mt Vesuvius Pompeii

ROME

1

SALERNO Places visited 1

START 4PM ROME

SLOVENIA

1

Nightstops

TIRANA 1 Bari

a thing or two about the locals' love of leather. (B) • Locally guided walking tour of Florence F Tuscan Evening

ALBANIA

1

GREECE

2

CORFU

DAYS 1 - 2 ROME 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) • Walking tour of Rome F Emperors & Gladiators including Colosseum DAY 3 FLORENCE 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

IONIAN SEA

Start/end city

DAY 4 VENICE 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 motorboat to the Islands of Venice DAY 5 LJUBLJANA 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, ticking off monuments & exploring the old town for hours. (B) F Postojna Caves F Slovenian Folklore Evening

DAY 8 DUBROVNIK 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 9 TIRANA Travelling 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 - 11 CORFU 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 travellers ask for? (B,D)(B) F Captain's Cruise F Corfu by Night

DAY 12 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 us through the night arriving by morning in the seaside town of Bari. (B) DAY 13 SALERNO 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 14 ROME Today we head north to Rome after a visit to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. (B) • Entry to the ruins of Pompeii including locally guided walking tour F Dinner La Dolce Vita DAY 15 DEPART ROME Bursting with appreciation for the remarkable Adriatic region, we'll drink our final espressos & say our sad 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.

GOT MORE TIME? Why not add Greek Island Hopping p.104 to your trip & say Yassou to the Greek Isles plus save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

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If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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18 INCLUDED MEALS

14 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 13 nights in twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation, 1 night on board a ferry

14 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi Ferry

GROUP SIZE & TEAM 42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver, plus Local Guides

FOOD

LOCAL

F Taste Rome with a foodie walking tour F Admire the city of Dubrovnik from the water with an Adriatic cruise & meal F Explore Corfu by night with a foodie walking tour

DAY 12 LJUBLJANA 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, ticking off monuments & exploring the old town for hours. (B) F Postojna Caves F Slovenian Folklore Evening

DAY 14 SPLIT 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) F Let's Split Dinner

The one that takes you on a sun-soaked cultural journey from Croatia to Italy

DAY 15 SPLIT 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 13 PLITVICE LAKES The cascading teal forest pools of Plitvice Lakes will reintroduce 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

Visit Kotor, Montenegro

Some travellers will start & end their trip in Rome (See p.130).

mood of rebirth, Tirana will surprise & delight. (B,D)

START 8AM SPLIT

DAYS 3 - 4 CORFU 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 travellers ask for? (B,D)(B) F Ionian dinner experience F Corfu by night

DAY 1 SPLIT 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 2 TIRANA Travelling along the Adriatic Coast we'll land in Albania's buzzing capital. With colourful buildings, cool cafes & a post-communism

DAY 5 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 us through the night arriving by morning into the town of Bari. (B)

DAY 6 SALERNO 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 DAYS 7 - 9 ROME 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) • Entry to the ruins of Pompeii including locally guided walking tour F Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum F Dinner La Dolce Vita

DAY 10 FLORENCE 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

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Please note: Day 15 has been designed to allow you finish the trip without needing an extra nights accommodation.

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CORFU DAY 11 VENICE 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 motorboat to the islands of Venice F Gondola Ride

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End Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 1

Start Jul 25 Aug 1 Aug 8

End Start Aug 8 Aug 22 Aug 15 Sep 5 Aug 22

End Sep 5 Sep 19

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 8:00am in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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• Take a tour through Dubrovnik & spot GoT filming locations • Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii F Watch a Slovenian folk show as you enjoy a traditional feast

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14 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver, plus Local Guides

FOOD

LOCAL

• Get included entry to the lakes of Plitvice National Park F Dine with the locals in their homes in Sarajevo, Bosnia • Take a walking tour through Dubrovnik & spot GoT filming locations

F Enjoy a Croatian meal at a family-run restaurant • See how traditional Goulash is made and then try some for yourself, Budapest F Cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast

The one that will have you utterly bewitched by the Balkans, from Split to Budapest DAY 12 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

START 6PM SPLIT

DAY 1 SPLIT Today you'll check-in to your hotel before relaxing or exploring during your free day. Later the team will get acquainted, sharing the first of many group dinners. (D) DAYS 2 - 3 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)

END 8AM SPLIT

Please note: Days 1 & 15 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

DAY 13 ZADAR 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)

Visit Kotor, Montenegro @brittany.ddale

This trip does it all, but some travellers will start & end their trip in Budapest (See p.133).

DAY 15 SPLIT 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)

• Locally guided walking tour of Dubrovnik F Dinner Cruise F City Walls Kayaking

revealing both wartime stories & modern day delights. (B,D)(B) • Locally guided tour of Sarajevo F War Tunnels Tour F Dine with the Locals

DAYS 4 - 5 BUDVA 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)

DAY 8 BELGRADE 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) • Walking tour of Belgrade Fortress & Kalemegdan Park

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,

DAYS 9 - 10 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) • Locally guided walking tour • Goulash cooking demonstration F Danube Dinner Cruise

GOT MORE TIME? Add on the Croatia Island Sail p.150 & save 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

DAY 14 SPLIT This morning we'll leave Zadar, journeying back to the cobblestone 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

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Nightstops Start/end city

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DAY 11 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, ticking off monuments & exploring the old town. (B) F Slovenian Folklore Evening

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End Sep 12 Sep 26

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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14 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

TRANSPORT

19 INCLUDED MEALS

14 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

14 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

GROUP SIZE & TEAM 42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver, plus Local Guides

FOOD

LOCAL

• Drive the winding coastline of Kotor Bay, Montenegro F Dine with the locals in their homes in Sarajevo, Bosnia • See the famous Mostar Bridge, a beautiful example of Islamic architecture

F Cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast • See how traditional Goulash is made and then try some for yourself, Budapest

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The one that will have you utterly bewitched by the Balkans, from Budapest to Split Places visited 1

Nightstops Start/end city

HUNGARY

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LJUBLJANA CROATIA

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SARAJEVO

Mostar

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BUDVA

Exceeded my expectations with beautiful sites, fun activities, history lessons, delicious fresh food, & wonderful locals. Plitvice Lakes will blow your mind.

Swim in the pristine waters of the Adriatic, Croatia

Kim Chung on This trip does it all, but some travellers will start & end their trip in Split (See p.132). START 7:30AM BUDAPEST

DAY 1 BUDAPEST 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, ticking off monuments & exploring the old town. A city well known for its student vibes, Ljubljana sure knows how to have fun. F Slovenian Folklore Evening DAY 2 PLITVICE LAKES The cascading teal forest pools of the Plitvice Lakes

will serve as we arrive 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

& unmistakable nautical theme, we'll slip into life here quite easily. (B)(B,D) F Let's Split Dinner DAYS 6 - 7 DUBROVNIK 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) • Locally guided tour of Dubrovnik F Dinner Cruise F City Walls Kayaking

DAY 3 ZADAR 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) DAYS 4 - 5 SPLIT This morning we'll leave Zadar, journeying to the cobblestone city of Split. With a lively waterfront

DAYS 8 - 9 BUDVA 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) DAYS 10 - 11 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 wartime stories & modern day delights. (B,D)(B) • Locally guided tour of Sarajevo F War Tunnels Tour F Dine with the Locals

DAY 12 BELGRADE 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) • Walking tour of Belgrade Fortress & Kalemegdan Park DAYS 13 - 14 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 F Dinner Cruise DAY 15 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 the teary final breakfast as a team. (B) END 8AM BUDAPEST

Please note: Days 1 & 15 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

WHEN CAN I GO?

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Start Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 8

End Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 22

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in Budapest & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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13

6

DAYS

COUNTRIES

12 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 12 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

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

4.6 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

The one that gives the ultimate Eastern European experience with 6 countries in 13 days

Visit the Lennon Wall, Prague, Czech Rebuplic @joshkarras

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

CULTURAL

F Explore the galleries & chapels of Wieliczka Salt Mines, Krakow F Take an alternative walking tour & uncover a different side to Berlin • See the Black Madonna in Częstochowa

• Take a moment to reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Auschwitz Concentration Camp F Take a fascinating historical walking tour of Berlin F Experience Austria’s cultural heritage with a Mozart & Strauss concert

FOOD

F Take in the beauty of Budapest as you cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast F Learn how to make traditional Pierogi (Polish dumplings) followed by dinner, Krakow

WELLNESS & ACTIVE • Explore the cobbled streets of Prague on two wheels with a city bike tour

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LOOK OUT OVER BUDAPES T, HUNGARY @_JAPPER

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BUDAPEST

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Places visited

Amazing sites, delicious dinners, & an overall great atmosphere. Loved every place I saw & it was a great price for everything we did!

End this trip in either Warsaw or Berlin. It's your choice. START 5PM BERLIN

DAYS 1 - 2 BERLIN Meet in the heartland of Germany, getting acquainted over all things Berlin. From fascinating history to hipster art galleries, Berlin will dazzle us with old & new. Appreciating a few beers & currywursts will complete the German experience. (D)(B) • Visit the East Side Gallery F Historical Walking Tour F Alternative Berlin

Nightstops Optional end city Photobooth Berlin, Germany

ADRIATIC SEA

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DAYS 3 - 4 PRAGUE 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 in this Bohemian city. (B)(B,D) • Guided walking tour of Prague • Locally guided bike tour of Prague F Traditional Czech Evening

bones. We'll then move on to Vienna & ease the spook with schnapps & strudel. The home of Swarovski will sparkle with palaces, opera houses & museums aplenty. (B)(B) • Sightseeing & walking tour of Vienna F A Classic Night Out DAYS 7 - 8 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

DAYS 5 - 6 VIENNA En-route to the capital of Vienna we'll marvel at a chapel crafted in human

sandwiched between the iconic Art Nouveau thermal pools. (B)(B) • Locally guided tour of Budapest F River Cruise with Dinner F Past & Present tour DAYS 9 - 10 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 F Salt Mines Tour F Pierogi Dinner

DAYS 11 - 12 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) • Entry to Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camps including locally guided tour • Visit Jasna Góra Monastery & see the Black Madonna • Locally guided tour of Warsaw

DAY 13 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) 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.

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End Sep 18 Sep 25

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplements are available & triple-share reduction of 5% is also 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.

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5

DAYS

COUNTRIES

11 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 10 nights multi-share hotel/ hostel accommodation & 1 night multi-share Baltic cruise (end Helsinki option)

13 INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

4.7 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

The one that goes in-depth in stunning Scandinavia in under 2 weeks

Visit Boyabreen Glacier, Norway @mr.jakerich

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Cruise along the jawdropping Geiranger Fjord, Norway • Drive through the Hardangervidda Plateau, Norway

CULTURAL

• Visit Frogner Park, Oslo’s Sculpture Garden F Sing your favourite hits as you whirl through the ABBA Museum • Take fascinating city tours of Stockholm & Helsinki

FOOD

F Culinary Bike Tour, Copenhagen F Gamla Stan traditional Swedish meatball Dinner, Stockholm F Enjoy an authentic Scandinavian Smorgasbord Dinner on an overnight cruise

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Take a bike tour through Oslo’s lush parks & fjords with Viking Biking F Bobsled on the Lillehammer Olympic Track • Plunge into an icy polar lake in Voss

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver


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END STOCKHOLM End your trip in Stockholm & visit 4 countries in 9 days. Trip code: CCSS. See panel below for departure dates. Visit contiki.com/scandistockholm TAS TE LOC AL ICE-CREAM, COPENHAGEN

This trip is a section of our larger trip, Scandinavia & Russia Plus (See p.138). This means some of the group will continue to Russia & Warsaw. START 5PM COPENHAGEN

DAY 1 COPENHAGEN Today you can join forces with the team 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. (D) DAY 2 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. Tonight, why not opt to visit one of the oldest amusement parks in the world, Tivoli Gardens. (B) • See the Little Mermaid, the Town Hall & the Royal Palace F Tivoli Amusement Park all access pass

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DAYS 3 - 4 OSLO 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. (B)(B) • See the Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park • Orientation tour of Oslo F Viking Biking

DAYS 8 - 9 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 liveable cities. From museums to monuments, we'll get amongst it all. (B)(B) • 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

DAY 5 VOSS 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. (B)

DAY 10 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) F Smorgasbord dinner

& excitement. Hotel (B) • See the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, the Helsinki Cathedral, & the Esplanade

DAY 11 HELSINKI 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

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SEE EVEN MORE! Extend your trip to Russia on our 22-day Scandinavia & Russia trip. See p.138

DAY 12 HELSINKI 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) Please note: Days 1 (starting Copenhagen) & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

GEIRANGER 1

DAY 6 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. (B,D) • Cruise stunning Geiranger Fjord

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DAY 7 GJOVIK 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. (B) • Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics

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Best way to see all the Scandi highlights & have a great time while doing it! Awesome sights & great company with loads of like-minded travellers - I'd recommend it too anyone keen to see Scandinavia.

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WHEN CAN I GO?

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End Jul 24 Jul 29 Jul 31 Aug 05

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STUCK FOR TIME?

Start Jul 13 Jul 18 Jul 20 Jul 25

End Jul 21 Jul 26 Jul 28 Aug 02

You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 5:00pm in Copenhagen & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Stockholm or 8:00am in Helsinki. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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SCANDINAVIA & RUSSIA PLUS THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

22 DAYS

21 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 20 nights multi-share hotel/ hostel accommodation & 1 night multi-share Baltic cruise

8

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27 INCLUDED MEALS 21 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 5 dinners (D)

4.8 RATING

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

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GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

The one that scopes out Scandinavia combined with the best of Russia & Northern Europe

See the canals of Stockholm, Sweden

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Cruise along the jawdropping Geiranger Fjord, Norway F Take a tour of the Kremlin Armoury, one of the oldest museums in Russia F Visit the beautiful but haunting Fortress of Peter & Paul, St. Petersburg

CULTURAL

• Visit Frogner Park, Oslo’s Sculpture Garden • See the manicured gardens & pretty water features of Minsk in a locally guided tour • Delve into Russia’s royal past with a locally guided tour of Novgorod, one of its oldest cities

FOOD

F Eat your way around Copenhagen on a tasty Culinary Bike Tour F Enjoy an authentic Scandinavian Smorgasbord Dinner on an overnight cruise F Eat some traditional Russian recipes in the homes of locals in Moscow

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Take a bike tour through Oslo’s lush parks with Viking Biking F Bobsled on the Lillehammer Olympic Track • Plunge into an icy polar lake in Voss

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• See a medieval stave church in Norway • Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics

START 5PM COPENHAGEN

DAYS 8 - 9 STOCKHOLM We'll cruise into Stockholm, Sweden's capital. Hip & bursting with boutique bars, we'll get amongst it all. (B)(B) • Visit Gamla Stan (the Old Town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace F ABBA Museum F Stockholm Dinner F Vasa Museum

DAY 2 COPENHAGEN You're free to explore Copenhagen as you like. Tonight, opt to visit one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. (B) F Tivoli Gardens DAYS 3 - 4 OSLO Norway welcomes us. We'll explore the quirky capital of Oslo with its galleries & restaurant clad harbour front for two nights. (B)(B) F Viking Biking

DAY 15 NOVGOROD We'll drift to the charming town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of early Tsars. (B,D) • Locally guided tour of Novgorod's old town & see the Millennium Bell

DAY 11 HELSINKI Docking up in Helsinki, the diverse neighbourhoods & energetic evenings will offer no shortage of entertainment. (B) • See the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, the Helsinki Cathedral, & the Esplanade

DAYS 20 - 21 WARSAW Welcome to Poland, with Warsaw offering Jewish history, plenty of Polish dumplings & musical culture. (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

DAYS 16 - 18 MOSCOW Here in Moscow, we'll have plenty of time to sample stroganoff & discover Red Square. (B)(B)(B) • See the famous composer Tchaikovsky's house in Klin • City tour with a Local Guide F Guided tour of the Armoury

DAYS 12 - 14 56Ì2'6'45$74) Russia's St. Petersburg offers a fairytale of ballerinas, palaces & museums. (B,D)(B)(B)

DAY 10 SAIL TO HELSINKI Taking to the Scandinavian seas, we'll board our luxury boat for an overnight cruise out of Sweden, ready to take

DAY 19 MINSK It's time to head on to Belarus. Minsk will delight us with its gardens, wide open spaces & quirks of modern communism. (B,L) • Locally guided tour of Minsk

• See the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood • Visit Peterhof Palace Gardens F Russian Ballet

on Finland. Overnight Baltic Cruise (B) • See Stockholm's famous archipelago of 30,000 Islands F Smorgasbord Dinner

DAY 22 WARSAW Get the tissues ready! Today the trip will come to an end after breakfast in Warsaw. We'll say farewell to each other & the incredible lands of Scandinavia & Russia. (B) END 8AM WARSAW

Please note: Days 1 (starting Copenhagen) & 22 (ending Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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Sognefjord

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1

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GJOVIK

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OSLO

HELSINKI 1

Lake Vanern

2

Petrodvorets

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STOCKHOLM

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WHEN CAN I GO?

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SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCSRA | START COPENHAGEN & FINISH WARSAW Start Aug 29 Sep 05

End Sep 19 Sep 26

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 5:00pm in Copenhagen & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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This trip does it all, but some travellers will only do a section of it & join in Stockholm or St. Petersburg & leave in Moscow (See p.140-141).

DAY 1 COPENHAGEN Meet the team this afternoon in Copenhagen. The adventure will kick off this evening, with our first group dinner. (D)

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The one that goes in depth in Russia from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 8 days

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DAYS 1 - 3 ST. 2'6'45$74) 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. (D)(B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Locally guided tour of the Hermitage, former home of the Russian Tsars & one of the world's largest art & culture museums

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St. Basil's Cathedral & amble around the lively Red Square. (B)(B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ See the famous composer Tchaikovsky's house in Klin F Guided tour of the famous Moscow Metro. F Guided tour of the Armoury

&#;018)141& It's time to take in the countryside. We'll drift along to the charming town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Locally guided tour of Novgorod's old town & see the Millennium Bell

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DAYS 5 - 7 MOSCOW 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

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Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & ďŹ nish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Places visited 1

Nightstops

WHEN CAN I GO?

24 01 08 15

Start Jul 10 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 22

End Jul Jul Jul Jul

17 22 24 29

Start Jul 24 Jul 29 Jul 31 Aug 05

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2020

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2020

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If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. 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. Airport transfers in St. Petersburg & Moscow are not included but can be arranged at an extra charge. Please contact Contiki or your travel agent for details on how to book these. Trip starts 6:00pm in St. Petersburg & ends approx. 8:00am in Moscow. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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RUSSIA PLUS 6

DAYS

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13 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 12 nights in multi-share hotels/hostels, 1 night multi-share Baltic cruise

TRANSPORT

17 INCLUDED MEALS 13 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 3 dinners (D)

LOCAL

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver, plus Local Guides

FOOD

F Enjoy an authentic Scandinavian Smorgasbord Dinner on an overnight cruise • Indulge in a traditional Polish farewell feast F Eat some traditional Russian recipes in the homes of locals in Moscow

DAY 3 HELSINKI Hello Helsinki! Another capital of cool here in Scandinavia, the diverse neighbourhoods will offer no shortage of entertainment & excitement. (B) • See the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, the Helsinki Cathedral, & the Esplanade

• Locally guided coach sightseeing tour of the city F Moscow Metro Tour F Guided tour of the Armoury

DAYS 4 - 6 56Ì2'6'45$74) Heading out through the Finnish pine forests we'll make our way to Russia. St. Petersburg offers a fairytale of ballerinas & palaces. (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

DAYS 12 - 13 WARSAW Today we'll be welcomed into the Polish city of Warsaw, visiting monuments to WW2 & soaking up the musical culture. (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

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Klin

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POLAND

2

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1

This trip is a section of our larger trip, Scandinavia & Russia Plus, (See p.138). This means you’ll join a group who have been travelling from Copenhagen.

Brest

Places visited 1

Nightstops Optional start city Boat

DAY 2 SAIL TO HELSINKI After the morning exploring Stockholm we'll take an overnight cruise out of Sweden. Sleeping to the sway of the ocean, we'll wake feeling ready to take on Finland. Overnight Baltic Cruise (B) F Vasa Museum F Smorgasbord dinner

&#;018)141& It's time to take in the countryside, drifting along to the charming town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. (B,D) • Locally guided tour of Novgorod's old town & see the Millennium Bell DAYS 8 - 10 MOSCOW With three nights in Moscow, we'll have plenty of time to relax & explore the epic sites. (B)(B)(B) • See the famous composer Tchaikovsky's house in Klin

DAY 11 MINSK With all of Russia's wonders revealed, Minsk will delight us with its manicured gardens & wide open spaces. (B,L)

DAY 14 WARSAW 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

Please note: Days 1 & 14 (ending Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

SEE EVEN MORE! Extend your trip to Scandinavia on our 22 day Scandinavia & Russia trip. See p.138

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jul 20 Jul 25 Jul 27 Aug 01

Start Jul 21 Jul 26 Jul 28 Aug 02

End Aug 03 Aug 08 Aug 10 Aug 15

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2020

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2020

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2020

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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 6:00pm in Stockholm or 6:00pm in Helsinki & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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F Go to a Chopin classical concert in his hometown of Warsaw F Tour Moscow’s historical communist-era Metro, now also a living art gallery F Watch a traditional Russian Ballet in St. Petersburg

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IRELAND 8

2

DAYS

7 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

#CONTIKIIRELAND

TRANSPORT

11 INCLUDED MEALS

7 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

CULTURAL

FOOD

• Visit Blarney Castle & kiss the Blarney Stone • Entry to the magical Cliffs of Moher F Take a LegenDerry Walking Tour & uncover Ireland’s troubled recent history

F Eat authentic Irish food & enjoy Irish music at The Merry Ploughboy, Dublin

DAY 7 DUBLIN Back in the nation's capital, we'll have the chance to explore markets, museums, & plenty of four leaf clover fun. (B) F Guinness Storehouse Visit F Irish Dinner & Dancing

DAY 8 DUBLIN Time to say our teary goodbyes & pray that a bit of Irish luck reunites us all in the not too distant future. (B)

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7 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

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The one that gives you a week long full Irish experience

END 8AM DUBLIN

Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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DAY 1 DUBLIN Today you'll check in to your hotel & join forces with your Contiki team, excited for the Emerald Isle adventures that sit ahead. (D)

DAY 2 CORK Heading out of Dublin (but back soon) we'll make our way to Cork, stopping in Kilkenny where we can explore the cute town & grab some lunch. (B,D) F Kilkenny Bike Tour F Jameson Whiskey Distillery

Next, ever-Irish Galway will delight us. (B)(B,D) • Entry to Blarney Castle & the opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone • Entry to the magical Cliffs of Moher F Boat ride to the Aran Islands (summer only)

have a lot to say. (B,D) F LegenDerry Walking Tour DAY 6 BELFAST Today we'll encounter an Irish great, the Giant's Causeway, before moving on to Belfast. Here we'll uncover a city with cool sites & nightlife aplenty. (B) • Visit the Giant's Causeway • Learn about the troubled history of Belfast on a locally guided tour F Titanic Museum visit

DAY 5 LONDONDERRY Later in Londonderry, we'll soak up some 17th century Irish history. If walls of this walled city could talk, they'd

DAYS 3 - 4 GALWAY Today we'll stop at the incredible Cliffs of Moher, then go deep on Irish traditions at Blarney Castle.

1 Blarney

Places visited

CORK

1

Nightstops Start/end city

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WHEN CAN I GO?

Start Jun 20 Jun 24 Jun 27 Jul 01 Jul 04 Jul 08 Jul 11

End Jun 27 Jul 01 Jul 04 Jul 08 Jul 11 Jul 15 Jul 18

Start Jul 18 Jul 22 Jul 25 Aug 01 Aug 05 Aug 08 Aug 12

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If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available. Trip starts 4:30pm in Dublin & ends approx. 8:00am in Dublin. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For details of winter trips between Oct 2019 - Mar 2020, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

8 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

LOCAL 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

• Take a scenic drive to the fairytale Isle of Skye • Visit Gretna Green F Eat with local hosts & be serenaded by local musicians in a traditional pub, Glasgow

GROUP SIZE & TEAM 42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver, plus Local Guides

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• Locally guided Beatles Magical Mystery tour • Walking tour of York F Evening ‘Ghost Walk'

START 6:30AM LONDON

DAY 3 LAKE DISTRICT Green hills & serene lakes await in the Lake District. (B) F Windermere Lake Cruise

DAY 1 LONDON TO LIVERPOOL This morning we'll meet in London, before moving on to Liverpool's Beatlemania. (D) • Sightseeing tour of London DAY 2 YORK Today we'll explore all 2000-year old York has to offer. (B,D)

• Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh F Scottish Evening F Edinburgh Castle experience F Whisky Tastes & Tales DAY 6 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS The Highlands never disappoint - especially not on our Loch Ness cruise. (B,D) • Spot 'Nessie' on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness

DAYS 4 - 5 EDINBURGH This musical place will entertain us from sun up to sun down. (B)(B,D) • Entrance to Gretna Green Museum

LONDON

DAY 7 WEST HIGHLANDS After stopping at the Isle of Skye, we'll reach the West Highlands. (B) DAY 8 GLASGOW Here in Glasgow, live music welcomes us in true Scottish style. (B)

SCOTLAND

DAY 9 GLASGOW OR LONDON Our trip ends after breakfast, or on arrival in London for those catching the train south. (B)

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Try everything Scottish on our 6-day trip. For full details, dates & prices see contiki.com/scotland. Code: BBSC & WWSC.

END 8AM GLASGOW OR 2:30PM LONDON

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If you're travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available. Trip starts 6:30am in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Glasgow or 2:30pm in London if you have chosen to take the train. O These trips will be in Edinburgh during the festival & Military Tattoo (tickets not included).X This trip will be in Edinburgh during Hogmanay. + 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 2019 - Mar 2020, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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15 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 15 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

23 INCLUDED MEALS 15 breakfasts (B) 8 dinners (D)

4.7 RATING

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TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi Ferry crossing to/from Ireland

GROUP SIZE 42 average group size

The one that gives you the best of British culture, topped off with the Emerald Isle

Visit Blarney Castle, Ireland @mr.jakerich

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Giant’s Causeway F Windermere Lake Cruise F Visit the famous Guinness Storehouse & learn how to pour a pint of the black stuff • Walking tour of historic York

CULTURAL

FOOD

WELLNESS & ACTIVE

• Visit Blarney Castle & get the gift of the gab as you kiss the Blarney Stone • Walk in the footsteps of the Fab Four on a Beatles Magical Mystery Tour F Listen to local stories & sip local whisky on this traditional Scottish evening

F Eat with local hosts & be serenaded by local musicians in a traditional pub, Glasgow F Enjoy an evening of Scottish food, music & dancing F Eat Irish food & enjoy Irish music at The Merry Ploughboy, Dublin

F Cycle through the historical & cultural wonders of Kilkenny F Explore the ancient cultural churches & hike & cycle along the beautiful Aran Islands (summer only) F Walk along the Roman structure of Hadrian’s Wall

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager & Driver


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START 6:30AM LONDON

DAY 1 LONDON 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 2 YORK 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 • Walking tour of York F Evening ‘Ghost Walk' DAY 3 LAKE 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) F Windermere Lake Cruise

CLIMB TO THE TOP OF BL ARNEY C AS TLE, IREL AND

DAYS 4 - 5 EDINBURGH After stopping at a curious wedding hotspot, we'll land in the Scottish capital, 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) • Entrance to Gretna Green Museum • Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh F Edinburgh Castle experience F Scottish Evening F Whisky Tastes & Tales

DAY 8 GLASGOW 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) F EatWith Glasgow DAY 9 DUBLIN After a short bout on the sea, we'll plonk our feet onto Irish soil. Travelling through County Meath will take us to Dublin, the character filled capital known for its multitude of cute pubs. (B,D)

DAY 13 LONDONDERRY Later in Londonderry, we'll wind back the clock & soak up some 17th century Irish history. If walls of this walled city could talk, they would have a lot to say. (B,D) F Locally guided walking tour including the Bogside Murals

DAY 10 CORK 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

DAY 6 SCOTTISH 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) • Spot 'Nessie' on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness

Isle of Skye

1

DAY 15 DUBLIN 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 16 DUBLIN TO LONDON We ferry across the Irish Sea to Wales & travel back to London where the trip ends upon arrival. (B)

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Places visited

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SCOTLAND

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St Andrews

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GLASGOW 1 Giant’s Causeway

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DAYS 11 - 12 GALWAY 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) • Entry to Blarney Castle & the opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone

DAY 7 WEST 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)

DAY 14 BELFAST 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 • Learn about the troubled history of Belfast on a locally guided tour F Titanic Museum visit

• Entry to the magical Cliffs of Moher F Boat ride to the Aran Islands (summer only)

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Gretna Green

1 BELFAST

REP. OF IRELAND

1 YORK

IRISH SEA

2 2 GALWAY DUBLIN

Hadrian’s Wall

1 LAKE DISTRICT

Larne

Holyhead

1 LIVERPOOL ENGLAND

Cliffs of Moher Kilkenny

Blarney

WALES

1 CORK

LONDON

WHEN CAN I GO?

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End Mar 06 Mar 13 Mar 20 Mar 27 Apr 03

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available. Trip starts 6:30am in London & ends approx. 8:00pm in London. O These trips will be in Edinburgh during the festival & Military Tattoo (tickets not included). X This trip will be in Edinburgh during Hogmanay. + This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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This trip does it all, but some travellers will only do a section of it & will end in Glasgow or start in Dublin (See p.142, p.143).

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of incredible new friends to make memories with, all you need to concentrate on is having the time of your life.

GREEK SAILING CROATIA SAILING

Those quaint little white-washed villages, tiny beachfront tavernas 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.

TURKISH SAILING Turkish Sailing trips give a whole new meaning to serenity. What better way to explore the azure Turkish waters than on a traditional Turkish gulet? ROOM, ON A CROATIAN SAILING BOAT

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THE DETAILS

8

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

7 NIGHTS ON A BOAT 7 nights twin-share accommodation on a traditional sailing cruise boat

14 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 2 dinners (D) plus daily drinking water supplement

+ CROATIA ISLAND SAIL PLUS

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TRANSPORT Traditional sailing cruise boat with included AC

4.4 RATING

TEAM

GROUP SIZE 40 maximum group size

An experienced Captain, crew & Trip Manager

The one that sees you cruise the Dalmatian Coast & discover Hvar, Split & Dubrovnik aboard a sail boat

Take a dip in the crystal clear Adriatic, Croatia

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Eat locally sourced food for lunch & dinner as part of your included meals • Visit fortified Old Town, Korcula

CULTURAL

• See the stunning Venetian Fortress & Arsenal, Hvar • See one of the world’s best preserved Roman buildings: Diocletian’s Palace, Split

FOOD

F Enjoy a 3-course Captain’s Dinner on your traditional sail boat F Eat a BBQ lunch on-board your boat F Enjoy a farewell dinner in Split

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Take a sea kayaking trip around the UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik City Walls • Daily Swim Stops F Take a walking tour through Dubrovnik’s UNESCO-listed Old Town & spot GoT filming locations

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Giving back to the locals as all crew/boats are owned & run by locals • All of our wristbands are made of recyclable RPET plastic


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FALL IN LOVE WITH THE HAMLETS OF HVAR, CROATIA @SOPHIEBUTSON

START 11AM SPLIT

DAY 1 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 the 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 &#;-14ı7.# 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 DAYS 3 - 4 DUBROVNIK Floating on from Korčula, we'll dock in the kaleidoscope of mega clubs & monuments that is Dubrovnik. We'll kick it

EAT FRESH, FARM-TO-TABLE FOOD, DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

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DAY 8 SPLIT Tissues at the ready. Today will mark the end of our week of sea festivities. We'll chow a final breakfast together before we officially wrap things up – it's time to move on & start planning our next Contiki. (B)

here for two nights, allowing enough time to explore the UNESCO world heritage hotspot in all its seaside glory. (B,L)(B,D) F Sea kayaking trip F Dubrovnik walking tour DAY 5 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

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Best week of my life! The country is stunning, the people lovely, the food incredible & I made friends for life.

DAY 6 MAKARSKA After the peace & tranquility of Trstenik, it's time to head back to the mainland for more action. After a spot of swimming we'll arrive in Makarska where we'll be blessed by the beautiful Biokovo mountains & a long stretch of beach ready to be enjoyed. (B,L)

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Kayak on the crystal clear Adriatic, Croatia

DAY 7 SPLIT With one night left of 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

WHEN CAN I GO?

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If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single on or above deck cabin supplements are available. Single below deck cabin supplements are available. 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, air conditioned ‘A class’ boats. Trip starts 11:00am in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Split.

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ON OUR A+ SAILING BOATS, BIGGER IS BETTER. When you upgrade to our Plus trip, you'll be tucked into cosy twinshare cabins on board our premium traditional Sailing boat, complete with air-conditioning in every room & a full room refresh (hello new linen) halfway through your trip. Talk about luxury!

Start Aug 08 Aug 15 Aug 22 Aug 29

End Aug 15 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 05

These dates are for the Croatia Island Sail Plus. Stay on our exclusive air-conditioned boats. If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single on or above deck cabin supplements are available. Single below deck cabin supplements are available. 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 11:00am in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Split.

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7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 6 nights on a sailing yacht 1 night hotel

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7 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Sailing yacht

LOCAL

FOOD

• Visit local villages and swim at secluded beaches and gulfs

• Taste fresh seafood in the stunning fishing village of Perdika

8 maximum group size A dedicated on-board Skipper

The one that dives deep into Greece's azure waters as you sail between remote beaches

Sail between island paradises, Greece

START 1PM ATHENS

DAY 1 ATHENS TO AEGINA This afternoon we'll gather round in the Greek capital ready to set sail & conquer the Mediterranean. Our yacht’s first stop is the iconic seaside town of Aegina. Taste some pistachios or visit the temple of Aphaia. DAY 2 HYDRA Sailing will lead us from Aegina to Hydra, spotting the island paradise en-route. On arrival in Hydra we'll find a vehicle-free nirvana, where getting around by foot is quite the norm. (B) DAY 3 PLAKA Taking an early morning sail out of Hydra, we'll have a day of tranquil bays & laid-back villages. Further along the

Taste fresh seafood, Plaka, Greece @ellyhai

Peloponnese Coast we'll find our night dock of Plaka. (B)

of olives & lemons from the shade of umbrellas. Here we'll watch our final sunset & have the chance to kick on for some moonlight good times if so inclined to. (B)

DAY 4 SPETSES Today we'll be swept away by Spetses village, with its boutique shops, charming streets & slow-paced Greek life. We'll take numerous swims & much needed breaks before moving along to our night haunt of Spetses. (B)

DAY 7 KALAMAKI TO ATHENS Positively sun-soaked & saltdrenched, we'll set sail back to the mainland where our Athens hotel awaits us. But not before a final swim stop, en-route to Athens. (B)

DAY 5 ERMIONI Today we will have time to enjoy the seaside town of Ermioni. The port promenade is a relaxing place to stroll around and enjoy a local meal.(B)

Athens

Aegina

Poros

DAY 8 ATHENS Back where the adventure commenced 8 days ago, we'll say our farewells & wrap up the trip. Dry those salty tears & make sure you swap deets to plan your next island escape soon... (B)

DAY 6 POROS Our last full day will be used to its full potential, as we float on for port-lined Poros, where we’ll enjoy the scent

Ermioni

GREECE

Spetses

Hydra

Plaka

Places visited

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End Sep 19 Sep 26

If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available. 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 departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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TRANSPORT

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7 nights two person berth accommodation on board a traditional Turkish gulet boat

LOCAL

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7 breakfasts (B) 6 lunches (L) 7 dinners (D) plus 6 afternoon teas

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Turkish gulet boat

20 maximum group size An experienced captain & crew

FOOD

• Enjoy locally cooked meals on board your traditional Gulet

START 3:30PM BODRUM

of Cleopatra Island. After soaking up the pristine seas that supposedly once cooled the actual Cleopatra, we'll head for Ballisu for more swimming, & anchor at Löngöz for an evening bbq & a night sleeping under the Turkish stars. (B,L,D) • See the sights of Longoz Bay

The one that serves up ultimate relaxation as you sail the Turkish coast DAY 1 BODRUM 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 2 COKERTME 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 3 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)

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DAY 4 ENGLISH HARBOUR English Harbour is calling & 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

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DAY 5 LÖNGÖZ Sailing out of English Harbour early this morning we'll arrive amidst the seashell shorelines & ancient mythologies

DAY 6 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 & drift in & out of the sea for swims. (B,L,D) DAY 7 BODRUM 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 8 BODRUM Shortly after breakfast we'll be wrapping up the trip, hugging our sail pals & bidding our dear gulet farewell. (B) END 10:30AM BODRUM

GOT MORE TIME? Have more time? Want to explore the open seas of Turkey as well as land? Why not look at the Turkish Adventurer on p.109

WHEN CAN I GO?

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If you’re travelling solo we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single cabin supplements are available. 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 departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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• Visit the azure paradise waters of Orak Island F Enjoy the restorative qualities of the Dalyan Mud Bath • See the the beautiful slopes & swells of Longoz Bay

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S K I . A P R È S . S L E E P. R E P E A T . Get a slice of mountain life this winter. Hopfgarten in Austria is the perfect place for a dose of on & off-piste action.

The practical stuff Hot buffet breakfast included everyday.

GOING UP, SKIWELT, T YROL, AUSTRIA

W H E R E YO U ’ R E H E A D E D Hopfgarten village in the Austrian Tyrol is the perfect location for a ski or boarding holiday. As the gateway to one of the world’s largest ski regions, the SkiWelt, it’s ideal for indulging in on and off-piste action. With over

284km (176 miles) of piste, gondolas and chair lifts, worldclass terrain and one of the biggest artificial snow-making networks in Europe (just in case the snow gods aren’t kind), how could you say no?

Free WiFi at Gasthof Schöneck. Salzburg Day Trip Enjoy a day off the slopes; ride into Salzburg for a day of exploring this quaint village, some shopping & a bit of lunch. Contiki On-Site Team around 24/7.

Guided Ski Safari One of our team will give you an intro to the mountain, to show you the best runs & best-kept secrets so you can ski like a local. Stay in twin and triple-share rooms all en-suite. 3-course dinners prepared by our Masterchef-trained Contiki Chefs available for a small supplement.


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Our very own Austrian Gasthof, complete with insta-worthy lounge, bar & dining area. Kick off your boots and get cosy.

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Après-ski is a European philosphy that’s all about keeping the good times going once you’ve left the slopes for the day. It means eating, drinking, dancing & socialising with your crew, and it’s the perfect way to unwind after a day of activities.

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Great skiing & boarding trips for every level

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With 122 km of easy runs, SkiWelt is the perfect terrain for beginners. Combined with our great value ski school, you’ll be up on the slopes in no time.

Want to improve on your technique? 129 km of moderate runs mean you can really test your skills.

Consider yourself a pro? 10 km of black runs will keep the keenest of keen skiers and riders challenged.


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8/15 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 7/14 nights in Contiki’s Gasthof. One night on the coach from London. Twin or Triple share accommodation. 7/14 INCLUDED MEALS Breakfast daily (B)

WHEN CAN I GO?

• Access to Contiki’s exclusive themed party nights. • Half board options available (for a small supplement).

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From left to right: Snowboarding, going up on a ski-lift, taste hot chocolate

SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS 3 or 5-day ski &/or snowboard lessons are available once in the resort & can be arranged on your arrival

Note: Ski Plus trips include transfers from London. Trip starts 7:00pm in London on Fridays & ends approx. 10:00pm in London on Saturdays. O Spend New Year’s Eve in Hopfgarten. * Important: airfares are not included. Single & twin-share supplements are available. Half board supplements are available.

SKI ONLY THE DETAILS

Start Dec 25 O 2021  Jan 01

SKI ESSENTIALS - WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BUDGET FOR ON TOP OF YOUR TRIP PRICE.

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SKI OR BOARD AUSTRIA MEET US THERE

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7/14

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7/14 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 7/14 nights in Contiki’s Gasthof. Twin or Triple share accommodation. 7/14 INCLUDED MEALS Breakfast daily (B)

Experienced Contiki On-Site Team. UNIQUE EXPERIENCES • 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).

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TEAM Contiki exclusives including: Salzburg day trip, FREE coach pickup from Wörgl train station (easy access for Munich, Salzburg or Innsbruck airports).

From left: ready to hit the slopes, tobogganing, and lunch with new mates

WHEN CAN I GO?

2020

#AUSTRIASKI #AUSTRIASKI

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

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TRANSPORT Experienced Contiki On-Site Team.

Start Dec 11 Dec 18

2020/21

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:C7SWBIT | START LONDON & FINISH LONDON

2020

Contiki exclusives including: Salzburg day trip, included overnight coach travel from London, Ski Safari with a Local Guide to explore the area.

2020

TEAM

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SKI ESSENTIALS - WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BUDGET FOR ON TOP OF YOUR TRIP PRICE.

NUMBER OF NIGHTS

SKI PASS

EQUIPMENT HIRE

7/8 (6 DAYS SKI)

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14/15 (13 DAYS SKI)

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Note: This trip 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. O Spend New Year’s Eve in Hopfgarten. * Important: airfares are not included. Single & twin-share supplements are available. Half board supplements are available.

SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS 3 or 5-day ski &/or snowboard lessons are available once in the resort & can be arranged on your arrival

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DAYS

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3 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 3 nights in Contiki’s Gasthof. Twin or triple share accommodation.

SKI & BOARD

THE DETAILS

THE ULTIMATE MOUNTAIN MINI BREAK

3 INCLUDED MEALS Breakfast daily (B) TEAM

Experienced Contiki On-Site Team.

• Access to Contiki’s exclusive themed party nights. • Half board options available (for a small supplement).

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NUMBER OF NIGHTS

SKI PASS

EQUIPMENT HIRE

SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS

3 (3 DAYS SKI)

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3-day ski &/or snowboard lessons are available once in the resort & can be arranged on your arrival

Note: This trip 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: airfares are not included. Single & twin-share supplements are available. Half board supplements are available.

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THE DETAILS

1

5

COUNTRY

DAYS

A LONG WEEKEND LIKE NO OTHER

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4 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stays: 4 nights in Contiki’s Gasthof. Twin or triple share accommodation. 4 INCLUDED MEALS Breakfast daily (B)

TEAM FREE coach pickup from Wörgl train station (easy access for Munich, Salzburg or Innsbruck airports).

Left: Hiking the last bit, right: setting off with a Contiki Guide

WHEN CAN I GO?

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES • 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).

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SKI ESSENTIALS - WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BUDGET FOR ON TOP OF YOUR TRIP PRICE.

NUMBER OF NIGHTS

SKI PASS

EQUIPMENT HIRE

SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS

4 (4 DAYS SKI)

SEE CONTIKI.COM

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4-day ski &/or snowboard lessons are available once in the resort & can be arranged on your arrival

Note: This trip 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. O Spend New Year’s Eve in Hopfgarten. * Important: airfares are not included. Single & twin-share supplements are available. Half board supplements are available.

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#AUSTRIASKI

THE SKI AUSTRIA WEEKENDER

#AUSTRIASKI

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Left: New mates, Right: Comfy beds, Gastof Schoneck

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2021

TRANSPORT

WHEN CAN I GO? 2020

FREE coach pickup from Wörgl train station (easy access for Munich, Innsbruck or Salzburg airports).


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SZIGET FESTIVAL FESTIVALS

10

4

DAYS

9 NIGHTS IN HOTELS/HOSTELS

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9 nights in hotels or hostels

LOCAL

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12 INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

42 average group size An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team plus Local Guides

F Take an alternative walking tour & uncover a different side to Berlin • See the historic & haunting Bone Chapel in Kutna Hora • Take a guided walking tour across the winding cobbled streets of Prague

FOOD

F Enjoy an authentic Czech evening with traditional music, dancing & dinner F Cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast F Take thrill rides at one of the world’s oldest theme parks, Prater in Vienna

The one that travels from Berlin to Budapest to end at one of Europe's coolest festivals START 3PM BERLIN

DAYS 1 - 2 BERLIN 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) F Historical walking tour F Alternative Berlin Tour DAYS 3 - 4 PRAGUE 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) • Walking tour of Prague F Bike Tour of Prague F Traditional Czech Evening

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DAYS 5 - 6 VIENNA From the rides of Prater Fun Park to the culture of indulgent schnaps 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) • Sightseeing tour of Vienna

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DAYS 7 - 9 SZIGET 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) • 3-day pass to the world famous Sziget Festival F River cruise with lunch DAY 10 BUDAPEST 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

GOT MORE TIME? Check out the Best of Balkans (start Budapest) trip on p.133 & save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

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If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available & triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. CCSF: You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 3:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 10:00am in Budapest.

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4-7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION See below for accommodation breakdown

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TRANSPORT

An experienced festival crew

F Take a funny & fascinating tour through Munich on two wheels with Mike’s Bikes • Reflect on the tragedies of the 20th Century at Dachau Concentration Camp

FOOD

Indulge in some of Germany’s heartiest food, think giant pretzels, roasted chicken & roast pork sandwiches

The one that parties at Munich’s Oktoberfest while keeping things comfy in a Hotel or Hostel

Clink steins and shout ‘Prost!’ at Oktoberfest, Munich @takheyah

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Accommodation: Twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. Singles available for a supplement

Transport: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings

Transport: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings

Trip starts: 7:00pm & ends approx. 11:00pm

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Accommodation: Twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. Singles available for a supplement Trip starts: 2:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am

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Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi from London to Munich. Regular transfers from accommodation to festival site

GROUP SIZE & TEAM

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CONTIKI IN LONDON We’ve got you covered in the big city

The practical stuff

THE BASEMENT, LONDON , ENGL AND

THE CONTIKI BASEMENT Your London launchpad Ah, London, so ancient, so big - we know it can feel like a daunting prospect when you first touch down. That’s why we have a stylish solution to all your freshoff-the-plane jetters – the Contiki Basement. It’s where your trip starts, where your Kick-Start meeting

is held, where you’ll meet up with like-minded travellers (soon to be Contiki fam), and where you’ll get a jump start on what it feels like to travel the world, Contiki style. Drop off your luggage while you explore London, or just drop by for the photo booth and table tennis.

Find us: 38-51 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0DG Nearest Underground Train Station Russell Square Basement Opening 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

Services • Luggage storage • Trip registration • Kick-Start Meeting location • Free WiFi • Purchase travel insurance • Purchase London Explorer Packages

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London Explorer Package 3 or 4 days Why rush your London experience when you can take your time for a few more $$? Top or tail your trip with our 2 & 3 night Explorer packages complete with extras, activities & great accommodation. See contiki.com/london-explorer for more info.

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2 -N I GHT PAC K AG E

3 - NI G H T PAC KAGE

 2 nights hotel accommodation

 Included continental breakfast daily

 Included continental breakfast daily

 Contiki Basement Team

 3 choice London explorer pass providing entry to many of Londons top attractions

 Plus 3 nights hotel accommodation

Stay longer in London

 “Welcome to London” info booklet

 Day trip and entry fee to Stonehenge. Visit Windsor (venue of the Royal Wedding)

With so much going on in London, why not take some more time to check it out? Our great hotel rates make staying longer in London easy.

VENUE

VENUE

ROYAL NATIONAL HOTEL

 Contiki Basement Team

SUMMER WINTER

ROYAL M3LPR NATIONAL Triple-share available Twin-share available

M3LPR

 3 choice London explorer pass providing entry to many of Londons top attractions

SUMMER WINTER

ROYAL M5LPR NATIONAL

M5LPR

Triple-share available Twin-share available

No Contiki Trip Manager is included in this package. You choose what dates to take the day trips and theatre show on. All rooms have private facilities.

Bedford Way, WC1H 0DG, London. Tel: +44 207 637 2488 Accommodation is based on single, twin or triple-share. Summer stay longer rate: see contiki.com Winter stay longer rate: see contiki.com


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THE DETAILS 3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

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

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

#CONTIKIBERLINNYE

#CONTIKILONDONNYE

• City tour of London’s iconic sights including Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus & Trafalgar Square

4

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

START 4PM LONDON

DAY 3 LONDON 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. (B)

DAY 1 LONDON London's calling! Meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travellers today & kick off the night together with a welcome dinner, before heading off with cameras at the ready for some high energy sightseeing around the city's hotspots, all from the comfort of our coach. (D) DAY 2 NEW YEAR’S EVE IN LONDON It's New Years Eve & we'll make the day count - why not gain 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)

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DAY 4 LONDON 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 Visit Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, England

WHEN CAN I GO? 2020/21

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WLNY | START LONDON & FINISH LONDON Start Dec 30

End Jan 02

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If you are travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available. Trip Starts 4:00pm in London & ends 8:00am in London.

BERLIN FOR NEW YEAR THE DETAILS 3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 3 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

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

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES • See East Side Gallery • See in the New Year at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate

4

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

START 4PM BERLIN

DAY 3 BERLIN If you're feeling a little worse for wear this morning, keep it relaxed over breakfast & a chill out day. Tonight, we'll swap New Year's resolutions. (B)

DAY 1 BERLIN Welcome to Berlin! We'll meet our Trip Manager & fellow travellers in the afternoon before a spot of sightseeing & a hearty meal to see us kick off the trip on a high. (D) DAY 2 NEW YEAR'S EVE IN BERLIN It's the last day of the year & how you spend it is up to you. Let Berlin inspire you & 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. (B)

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DAY 4 BERLIN New Year, new you - all courtesy of Berlin! Swap deets & say your goodbyes before we wrap up after a hearty breakfast. (B) END 8AM BERLIN

See contiki.com/berlin for a full itinerary, all inclusions & Free Time Add-Ons. Fireworks at Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

WHEN CAN I GO? WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WBNY | START BERLIN & FINISH BERLIN

2020/21

SHORT TRIPS

LONDON FOR NEW YEAR

Start Dec 30

End Jan 02

If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available. Triple-share reduction of 5% is also available based on twin-share trip price. Start 4:00pm in Berlin & ends 8:00am in Berlin.

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PARIS FOR NEW YEAR

START & END IN LONDON OR PARIS

1

3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

4 INCLUDED MEALS

TRANSPORT

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

3 nights multishare hotel accommodation

3 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

• See the Arc de Triomphe & Eiffel Tower • Cruise along the River Seine

DAYS

COUNTRY

WHEN CAN I GO?

VISIT YOUR TRAVEL AGENT OR CONTIKI.COM/PARIS TO SEE PRICES, DATES & THE BEST DEALS AVAILABLE

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM PARIS

DAY 1 LONDON 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. (D)

Start Dec 30

End Jan 02

Paris, France

3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

4 INCLUDED MEALS

TRANSPORT

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

3 nights multishare hostel accommodation

3 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

• Included entry to a club to count down the New Year

DAYS

COUNTRY

WHEN CAN I GO?

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2020/21

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WANY | START LONDON & FINISH LONDON Start Dec 30

End Jan 02

Amsterdam, Netherlands

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

DAY 1 LONDON 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 cafés, we'll kick off our New Year festivities by visiting the Red Light District. (D)

If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate 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.

AMSTERDAM FOR KING’S DAY

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

VISIT YOUR TRAVEL AGENT OR CONTIKI.COM/KINGSDAY TO SEE PRICES, DATES & THE BEST DEALS AVAILABLE

4 INCLUDED MEALS

TRANSPORT

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

3 nights multishare hostel accommodation

3 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

F Volendam Dinner • Wear orange and party for King’s Day

WHEN CAN I GO?

2020

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CCKD | START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM & FINISH LONDON OR AMSTERDAM End Apr 28

If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate 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.

END 8AM AMSTERDAM OR 6:30PM LONDON

See contiki.com/amsterdam for a full itinerary, all essentials & Free Time Add-Ons.

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START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

Start Apr 25

DAY 3 AMSTERDAM Happy New Year! Today we'll bounce out of bed for some Dutch exploring, making good on our resolutions last night. With gable houses & numerous quirky museums to explore, the possibilities of the day are quite endless. (B)

DAY 4 AMSTERDAM 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 grinning ear to ear, packed with enthusiasm for the days both behind & ahead of you. (B)

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

DAY 1 LONDON 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 2 AMSTERDAM 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)

Amsterdam, Netherlands @loz_gray

DAY 3 AMSTERDAM 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 4 AMSTERDAM 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 8AM AMSTERDAM OR 6:30PM LONDON

See contiki.com/amsterdamkingsday for a full itinerary, all essentials & Free Time Add-Ons. VISIT YOUR TRAVEL AGENT OR CONTIKI.COM/KINGSDAY TO SEE PRICES, DATES & THE BEST DEALS AVAILABLE

#CONTIKIKINGSDAY

4

DAY 2 NEW YEAR'S EVE IN AMSTERDAM Starting early on a resolution for new 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)

#AMSTERDAMNYE

1

See contiki.com/paris for a full itinerary, all essentials & Free Time Add-Ons.

CONTIKI.COM/AMSTERDAM

START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

4

END 9AM PARIS OR 6:30PM LONDON

VISIT YOUR TRAVEL AGENT OR CONTIKI.COM/PARIS TO SEE PRICES, DATES & THE BEST DEALS AVAILABLE

If you are travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate 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.

AMSTERDAM FOR NEW YEAR

DAY 3 PARIS Happy New Year's Day! You're free to either rest your head after the antics of last night or get up bright & early, because today is a full free day for you to ring in the new year however you choose. Maybe even with a Parisian Cabaret show? (B)

DAY 4 PARIS TO LONDON With a brand new calendar of opportunity ahead of us, this morning you can choose to end your trip after breakfast in Paris or after a complimentary ride back to London. Either way you'll be grinning ear to ear, packed with enthusiasm for the days both behind & ahead of you. (B)

#PARISNYE

2020/21

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WPNY | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH LONDON OR PARIS

DAY 2 NEW YEAR'S EVE IN PARIS Today we'll bounce out of bed to celebrate the final day of the year, starting with a cruise along the River Seine. Then, what better way to toast in the New Year than with some bubbles in the birthplace of champagne? Fireworks & festivities abound make a resolution for a year of incredible travel. (B)

SHORT TRIPS

4

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CONTIKI.COM

1

3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

4 INCLUDED MEALS

TRANSPORT

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

3 nights twinshare hotel accommodation

3 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

• Montmartre Xmas day lunch • See the Arc de Triomphe & Eiffel Tower

DAYS

COUNTRY

VISIT YOUR TRAVEL AGENT OR CONTIKI.COM/PARIS-CHRISTMAS TO SEE PRICES, DATES & THE BEST DEALS AVAILABLE

WHEN CAN I GO? WINTER 2020 | CODE:WPXM | START LONDON OR PARIS & FINISH LONDON OR PARIS Start Dec 24

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START & END IN LONDON OR PARIS

4

2020

#XMASINPARIS

SHORT TRIPS

PARIS FOR CHRISTMAS

End Dec 27

Paris, France

Paris, France

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM PARIS

DAY 1 LONDON 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 ticked, seeing the Arc de Triomphe & Eiffel Tower lit up like a Christmas tree.

1

3 NIGHTS IN HOSTELS

5 INCLUDED MEALS

TRANSPORT

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

3 nights multishare hostel accommodation

3 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 1 dinner (D)

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

• Christmas Day Lunch F Canal Cruise

#XMASINAMSTERDAM

DAYS

COUNTRY

VISIT YOUR TRAVEL AGENT OR CONTIKI.COM/AMSTERDAMCHRISTMAS TO SEE PRICES, DATES & THE BEST DEALS AVAILABLE

WHEN CAN I GO?

2020

WINTER 2020 | CODE:WAXM | START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM & FINISH LONDON OR AMSTERDAM Start Dec 24

End Dec 27

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

DAY 1 LONDON 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 ticked, seeing the city's infamous Red Light District. (D) DAYS 2 - 3 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,L)(B)

3 NIGHTS IN HOSTELS

4 INCLUDED MEALS

TRANSPORT

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

3 nights multishare hostel accommodation

3 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

• Entry in to the Keukenhof Flower Garden F Cruise Amsterdam’s famous canals

COUNTRY

WHEN CAN I GO?

VISIT YOUR TRAVEL AGENT OR CONTIKI.COM/EASTER TO SEE PRICES, DATES & THE BEST DEALS AVAILABLE

SUMMER 2020 | CODE:CTTE | START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM & FINISH LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

2020

#EASTERINAMSTERDAM

1

DAYS

Start Apr 10

Amsterdam, Netherlands

DAY 4 AMSTERDAM 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/amsterdamchristmas for a full itinerary, all essentials & Free Time Add-Ons.

CONTIKI.COM/EASTER

START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

4

See contiki.com/paris-christmas for a full itinerary, all essentials & Free Time Add-Ons.

VISIT YOUR TRAVEL AGENT OR CONTIKI.COM/AMSTERDAM-C HRISTMAS TO SEE PRICES, DATES & THE BEST DEALS AVAILABLE

If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate 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.

AMSTERDAM FOR EASTER

END 9AM PARIS OR 6:30PM LONDON

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START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

4

DAY 4 PARIS 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)

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If you are travelling 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.

AMSTERDAM FOR CHRISTMAS

DAYS 2 - 3 PARIS 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,D)(B)

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM AMSTERDAM

DAY 1 LONDON 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 ticked, seeing the city's infamous Red Light District. (D) DAYS 2 - 3 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.

Amsterdam, Netherlands @sammy_goz

We'll take a bike ride, visit museums, & eat a myriad of celebratory chocolates & buns. (B)(B) DAY 4 AMSTERDAM 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) END 8AM AMSTERDAM OR 6:30PM LONDON

See contiki.com/easter for a full itinerary, all essentials & Free Time Add-Ons.

End Apr 13

If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate 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.

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ST. PATRICKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DAY

3 INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B)

TRANSPORT Air conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM DUBLIN

Parnell Square & of course the statue of the 'tart with a Cart' inspired by the unofficial anthem of 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)

DAY 1 LONDON 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. DAY 2 DUBLIN We're getting excited for tomorrow's antics, but we'll make the most of today with some sightseeing. Check out the famous Trinity College, the Monument of Light,

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DAY 3 56Ă&#x152;2#64+%- 5&#; 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 4 DUBLIN 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 Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day reminiscing. (B) END 10AM DUBLIN OR 8PM LONDON

See contiki.com/dublin for a full itinerary, all essentials & Free Time Add-ons.

Temple Bar, Dublin

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End Mar 18

Start Mar 15

End Mar 18

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Triple-share reductions are available. Single room supplements are available. Trips start 6:30am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Dublin & end 10:00am in Dublin or approx. 8:00pm in London.

Multi-share (up to 8 people) en-suite hostel accommodation

3/4 INCLUDED MEALS 3/4 breakfasts (B)

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES â&#x20AC;˘ City orientation walk of Edinburgh â&#x20AC;˘ Hogmanay street party ticket F Dinner at home of Scottish Rugby, Murrayfield

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

START 6:30AM LONDON OR 6PM EDINBURGH

great land of haggis & whisky. (B)

DAY 1 LONDON 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 3 NEW 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 2 EDINBURGH 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 streets & absorb the

DAY 4 NEW YEAR'SDAY EDINBURGH While the rest of the world will be winding down & feeling dusty, the parties in Edinburgh will be carrying on through New Year's Day.

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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

4 DAY ITINERARY

DAY 5 EDINBURGH 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

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 the New Year! 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.

WHEN CAN I GO? WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWHG | 5 DAY

WINTER 2020/21 | CODE:WWHO | 4 DAY

START LONDON OR EDINBURGH & FINISH LONDON OR EDINBURGH

START LONDON OR EDINBURGH & FINISH LONDON OR EDINBURGH

2020/21

3/4 NIGHTS IN HOSTELS

5

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2020/21

THE DETAILS

START & END IN LONDON OR EDINBURGH

Start Dec 29

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Start Dec 30

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Start in Edinburgh reductions are available. 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. Head to contiki.com for the latest departure dates, prices & to save big with our online deals.

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#CONTIKIHOGMANAY

HOGMANAY 5 DAY

#STPATRICKSDAY

â&#x20AC;˘ Visit to the Guinness Storehouse â&#x20AC;˘ Experience fun, festivities, parades & â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Craicâ&#x20AC;? in Dublin on St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day F An Irish Dinner & Dancing Evening

COUNTRY

2020/21

3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

1

DAYS

2019/20

3 NIGHTS IN HOTELS

4

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SHORT TRIPS

THE DETAILS

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AFRICA

ADVENTURE UNFILTERED

There’s adventure, and then there’s Africa.

OKAVANGO DELTA , BOTSWANA

And we sort all the details

TRAVELLER PIC K:

5 STARS ON

EAST AFRICA SAFARI Since launch, our East Africa Safari trip has had exclusively 5* ratings from our travellers on Feefo

OPEN-TOP VEHICLES, TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK @COLW_O

SAFARI, CHOBE NATIONAL PARK @JESSENGLUND

GIRAFFE SANCTUARY, NAMIBIA

TRANSPORT

GA M E D RI V E S

TEAM

Always tailored to the location. Think speedy internal flights, poptop safari vehicles in East Africa, open sided game-viewers in South Africa & cruising the Makgadikgadi Salt Plains in a 4x4 so you’ve always got the best view.

All park fees and game drives are included in your trip, so there’s no hidden costs or surprises - just the majestic wildlife you came for, plus expert Local Guides to show you around.

Our expert Trip Managers and Local Guides are experienced in travelling through this vast and wild continent, supporting you every step of the way and showing you an authentic side of Africa.


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THE MIDDLE EAST Israel & Jordan

LUXURY SAFARI TENTS, MAASAI MARA , @SHELBYYGRACE

PRIVATE SAFARI CAMP, CHOBE

SAFARI CAMPING TENTS, SERENGETI

AFRICAN LODGE, L AKE ELEMENTAITA

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Discover mystical ancient monuments, gilded cities that sparkle with history and ETÄ&#x161;Ä&#x203A;TRGOUGRÄ?OVKNIVKÄ&#x203A;JMTSKEHOOFCNF spirituality. These regions stir the soul like NOVJGRGGÄ&#x161;SGPRGPCRGÄ&#x203A;ODGSVGPÄ&#x203A;OÄ&#x2014; XOTRHGGÄ&#x203A;

IRAQ- AL AMIR, JORDAN @CHELSEAKAUAI

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL @MORGAN.YATES

WADI RUM, JORDAN , @MORGAN.YATES

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL @MORGAN.YATES

Luxury safari tents with proper linen, exclusive lodges with swimming pools, tree-houses overlooking rivers teeming with wildlife - our accommodation in Africa always makes the most out of this beautiful continent.

Unique Experiences

ZAMBEZI RIVER RAFTING

BALLOON SAFARI, MAASAI MARA

Hop in a 4x4 for a ride through the pastel desert of Wadi Rum, Petra, Jordan

Visit the Iraq Al-Amir Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cooperative Society, Jordan

Float in the eerie stillness of the Dead Sea, Israel

Take a boat cruise with lunch at the Red Sea resort of Eilat, Israel

Peruse Corinthian columns and ancient ruins in the old Greco-Roman city, of Jerash, Jordan

MAASAI MARA COMMUNIT Y VISIT, KENYA @SHELBYYGRACE

Explore the famous city of Petra, Jordan

GIRAFFE SANCTUARY, NAIROBI, KENYA @YEPIMBROOKE

EXPERI EN CE S When it comes to unique experiences youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re spoilt for choice in Africa - from Natural Wonders of the World like Victoria Falls & Table Mountain to included safari drives in Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top National Parks and getting up close to elephants and giraffes in wildlife sanctuaries, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to do it all.

SWIM IN THE DEAD SEA , ISRAEL @MORGAN.YATES


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CONTIKI.COM/ISRAELANDJORDAN

#ISRAELANDJORDAN

AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

ISRAEL & JORDAN UNCOVERED THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

11

2

DAYS

COUNTRIES

10 NIGHTS IN HOTELS 10 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation

14 INCLUDED MEALS 10 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 3 dinners (D)

4.6 RATING

TRANSPORT Airport transfers & air-conditioned coach, 1 internal flight

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GROUP SIZE 30 maximum group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

The one that explores the birthplace of civilisation in 11 days, from vibrant culture to ancient relics

Petra, Jordan @morgan.yates

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Visit Wadi Rum & take a 4x4 tour across the desert F Boat Cruise & Lunch on the Red Sea • Visit Church of Holy Sepulchre, Arab Market, Jewish Quarter & Western Wall

CULTURAL

• Visit Israel Museum Dead Sea Scrolls & Second Temple Model • Explore the incredible sites of one of the new 7 wonders of the world, Petra, Jordan

FOOD

• Visit ‘The Shuk,’ aka Mahane Yehuda Market & have yourself a fully immersive foodie experience with a huge array of Israeli speciality delights F Tel Aviv Final Dinner

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Float eerily still without moving in the famous Dead Sea

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Visit the TreadRightsupported Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative Society


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CHECK OUT #ISRAEL ANDJORDAN ON INSTAGRAM TO SEE REAL TRAVELLER SNAPS

One of the most salty bodies of water in the world, the Dead Sea is a unique aquatic experience that will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. But that's not all - weak swimmers need not fear, as the salt content in the water will keep you eerily afloat, even if you don't move a muscle. JERUSALEM @NOAM_C HEN

EXPLORE ANCIENT CITIES, ISRAEL, @MORGAN .YATES

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

START

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Jerash Western Wall

4

2

1

JERUSALEM

AMMAN

Dead Sea

ISRAEL

JORDAN

PETRA 1

EILAT

2 Wadi Rum

Places visited 1

Nightstops Plane

START 7PM JERUSALEM

DAY 1 JERUSALEM Welcome to Israel, where we'll kick off our tour in the City of Gold. Check-in to your hotel this afternoon, before meeting the rest of your fellow Contiki travellers. (D) DAYS 2 - 4 JERUSALEM Rise & shine, travellers 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. A visit to the Mount of Olives, a religious centre for Christianity, Islam & Judaism, will give us a

breathtaking view over the city. The next day 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. On Day 4 you have a full free day, with the opportunity to head out and experience the ancient allure of the Dead Sea and King Herod’s palace fortress of Masada, overlooking the Jordanian desert. (B)(B)(B) • Visit Lions Gate • Visit Dolorosa • Visit Church of Holy Sepulchre via Dolorosa • Visit Arab Market • Visit Jewish Quarter

• Visit Western Wall • Visit Vad Yashem Museum & Memorial • Visit Israel Museum Dead Sea Scrolls & Second Temple Model F Visit the ancient fortress of King Herod’s Palace in Masada, experience the surreal stillness of floating in the Dead Sea DAY 5 AMMAN This morning we’ll cross the border into Jordan and pay a visit to the inspiring Iraq AlAmir Women’s Co-operative before reaching the ancient Greco-Roman city of Jerash with its Corinthian columns & ancient ruins. Later, we’ll head to the

capital of Amman for a little sightseeing. A city tour will show us Amman’s highlights, including the amphitheatre & the citadel. (B,L) • Tour of the ancient city of Jerash • Visit Iraq Al-Amir women's co-operative & enjoy an included lunch • City tour of Amman 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 Treasury with a Local Guide. After a full day of ooh-ing and aah-ing, we’ll head back to our hotel for an included dinner. (B,D) • Visit of Petra & see main monuments including Pharaohs Castle, The Triumphal Arch, the Amphitheatre & the Treasury 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 & the Red Sea resort of Eilat for some beachside chills. With a full next day to enjoy this coastal town, you'll have the opportunity to join a

relaxing boat cruise with lunch, or make the most of your free time to explore the Aquarium, hit the beach or laze by the pool. (B,D)(B) F Eilat Boat Cruise • Visit Wadi Rum & take a 4x4 tour across the desert DAYS 9 - 10 TEL AVIV Today, we’ll swap ancient for modern as we take a speedy flight to the cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv. This afternoon and all of tomorrow 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. (B)(B) F Tel Aviv Final Dinner 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) • Included transfers arranged to Ben Gurion Airport END 10AM TEL AVIV

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• Drops at Waterfront for Robben Island Tour • Drops at Cape Town Beaches • Drops at the Waterfront • Drops at Wine Estates

• Included Breakfast every morning

The one that puts you in beachside Cape Town digs, with a hop-on hop-off pass to take you from wineries to Robben Island

Table Mountain, South Africa

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DAY 1 CAPE TOWN Welcome to Cape Town! From sea to sky, this magnificent city will steal your heart. Upon arrival you'll check into the Mojo Hotel, just 50m from the promenade, & receive your hop on/hop off bus pass for the next few days. This is an unguided trip, but with your pass you have a whole city to explore. Make use of the food market attached to the hotel for dinner tonight. Hotel

See penguins, Cape Town, South Africa @amymurts

DAY 2 CAPE TOWN After an included breakfast it's time to uncover everything Cape Town has to offer! Today we strongly recommend a tour of Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison - book tickets in advance! Your hop-on/ hop-off pass will take you directly to the ferry port. Spend the rest of the day taking in the views along the promenade or for the athletic - a hike up Lion's Head. Hotel (B) • Drop at Waterfront for Robben Island Tour

DAY 3 CAPE TOWN Another day, another included breakfast & another opportunity to explore. Use this day to explore the magnificent Kirstenbosch Gardens, Monkey Jungle, World of Birds or relax on some of Cape Town's famed beaches. Your trip ends at 6pm this evening, but you'll never forget the views & adventures of Cape Town. (B)

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16 INCLUDED MEALS 6 breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D)

F Balloon Safari F Maasai Village Tour • See Lake Naivasha, the film setting for Out Of Africa • Get close to giraffes at the Giraffe Centre

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Guaranteed window seat in open-top Safari Vehicles

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20 maximum group size An experienced Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

• Taste local cuisines in buffet meals at the Safari Lodges • Picnic lunches while on Game Drives

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The one that gives you a week of pure Maasai magic in picturesque Kenya

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This trip is a section of our larger trip, East Africa Safari (See p.182). This means some of the group will continue to Arusha. START 6PM NAIROBI

DAY 1 NAIROBI Touch down in Nairobi! You'll be greeted by a transfer rep & taken in private transportation 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 DAYS 2 - 3 MAASAI MARA We start with breakfast before meeting our Local

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Balloon Safari, Maasai Mara

Combine with Cape, Safari & Falls p.178 & save up to 5% with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

Guides & loading up in the safari vehicles for the start of our great Maasai Mara trip. We'll pass through the Great Rift Valley before 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. Lodge (B,L,D)(B,L,D) • Game drives in the Maasai Mara F Morning Balloon Safari

• Get close to giraffes at the Giraffe Centre • Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary visit • Game drives in Amboseli National Park F Maasai Village Tour

up on the shores of Lake Elementatita for a buffet dinner & accommodation this evening. Hotel (B,L,D) • Morning Game Drive in the Maasai Mara • See Lake Naivasha, film setting for "Out of Africa"

DAY 7 NAIROBI Our last day of this incredible trip will send us off with a bang after breakfast, including one last morning drive through the Amboseli to the Tanzania border, & then back up to Nairobi. With full hearts & memories, here is where we'll say fond farewells to our adventures in Africa & our new Contiki family. (B) • Morning drive through Amboseli • Included transfer to the airport or our hotel in Nairobi

DAYS 5 - 6 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 Kenyan dinner. Lodge (B,L,D)(B,L,D)

DAY 4 LAKE ELEMENTAITA We'll treat ourselves to a spectacular morning drive in the Maasai Mara before we head north, passing through Lake Naivasha & Africa's Great Rift Valley. We wind

Morning Drive through Amoseli National Park

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15 INCLUDED MEALS 5 breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D)

4.6 RATING

TRANSPORT Open-top Safari Vehicles with Guaranteed window seat

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GROUP SIZE 20 average group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

The one that will see you safari your way around Tanzania's wondrous wildlife

Game drive through Serengeti National park

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• View the wildlife hotspot of the Great Rift Valley • Visit a local market near Tarangire • African Galeria shopping visit

CULTURAL

• Game drive in Tarangire National Park • Game drive in the Serengeti • Game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater

FOOD

• Taste local cuisines in buffet meals at Safari Lodges • Taste traditional treats on a local market visit

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Soar over the plains on a spectacular balloon safari in the Serengeti

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Visit the inspiring Shanga community project, using art to support people with disabilities


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On this trip, for the game drives in Tarangire, the Serengeti & Ngorogoro Crater, you'll be guaranteed a window seat in our dedicated 7 seater safari vehicles. Even better, the top pops up for a full 360 degree view. Eyes peeled for elephants... SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK @JODIEWISC HNEVSKY

START 12 MIDDAY ARUSHA

DAY 1 ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE Touch down in Africa at Kilimanjaro Airport & jump straight on the transfer to the start hotel. Your Trip Manager will meet you & your adventure will begin at the Shanga community project in Arusha followed by the drive to our first national park Tarangire, home of elephants & Baobabs. Lodge (D) • Shanga Community Project DAY 2 TARANGIRE Today we'll jump into the safari vehicles & depart for your first game drive and be on the lookout for wildlife like giraffes, antelope and hopefully some big cats in the beautiful Tarangire National Park. Lodge (B,L,D) • Game drives in Tarangire National Park DAYS 3 - 4 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 camping 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 & hopefully the predators pursuing them. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) +Luxury Safari Camping Special Stay • Game drives in the Serengeti National Park • Visit a local market F Balloon Safari

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This trip is part of a larger trip, East African Safari (See p.182). This means you’ll join a group who have been travelling from Nairobi.

DAY 5 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) • Morning Game Drive in the Serengeti • Game drive in Ngorogoro Crater DAY 6 ARUSHA It's our last chance to do some souvenir shopping this morning, before we enjoy a final spectacular view of the Great 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,L) • Africa Galeria Souvenir Shop visit

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If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available upon request. Trip starts 12:00pm & ends at 12:00pm. All Local taxes & service charges included. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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10 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 4 nights in hotels, 5 nights in African Lodges & 1 night Contiki Special Stay - luxury camping in Chobe National Park

15 INCLUDED MEALS 10 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 4 dinners (D)

5.0 RATING

TRANSPORT Private mini-coaches, open safari vehicles & 2 internal flights

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GROUP SIZE 26 maximum group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

The one that combines the city of Cape Town, the wildlife of Kruger National Park & adrenaline-rush activities in Victoria Falls

Game drives, Kruger national park South Africa

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F Taste some of the world’s best wine in the vineyards of Cape Point F Chobe River sunset cruise • See local villages & townships on drive days

CULTURAL

• Take a cable car ride up Table Mountain & see the Cape in all its glory • Get a city tour of the beautiful capital of Cape Town • Walk along the Victoria Falls (one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World)

FOOD

• Enjoy an authentic South African feast at a local food market • Campfire dinners in National Parks F Cape Town Dinner

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Victoria Falls Bungee Jump, Bridge Swing & Slide over the Zambezi River F River rafting on the Zambezi River F Take a scenic helicopter flight over the thundering Victoria Falls

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Anti-Poaching Conservation Centre Experience F Take an eye-opening locally guided tour through a Cape Town Township


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On this trip you'll truly experience the wilderness of Africa with a night spent sleeping out under star-swept skies in the middle of the African bush. After a delicious prepared meal, head back to your twin-share tent & fall asleep to the sounds of Africa. SUNSET BOAT CRUISE, C HOBE RIVER, BOTSWANA

BUNGEE JUMPING, VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

DAYS 4 - 5 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK After a short flight to Johannesburg we'll drive to Kruger National Park. Tomorrow 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. Lodge (B,D)(B,D) • Game drives in Kruger National Park

Why not add on KilimanjaroMarangu p.187, Zanzibar p.186 or Cape Town Explorer p.174 This trip is a section of our larger trip South African Safari, (see p.184.) This means some of the group will continue to Makgadikgadi. START 6PM CAPE TOWN

DAY 1 CAPE 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 to the food market next door for your choice of dinner along with some drinks to get to know each other. Hotel (D)

DAY 6 EMALAHLENI The game of hide & seek continues so keep your eyes peeled for any movement of giraffe, hyena, antelope or even the elusive cheetah lurking deep in the bush. Around midday we will have an anti-poaching experience, seeing the dangers posed to Africa's wildlife before heading halfway to Johannesburg, where we'll bunk down before for our flight to Victoria Falls tomorrow. Hotel (B) • Anti-poaching Experience • Morning Game Drive in the Kruger National Park

DAYS 2 - 3 CAPE 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 waterfront & enjoy excursions. On Day 3, take advantage of excursions to Cape Point & see penguins at Boulders Beach & treat yourself to some wine tasting. Hotel (B)(B) • Visit Table Mountain • Cape Town City Tour • Cape Town Waterfront F Cape Town Dinner F Marine Safari Cruise

DAYS 7 - 8 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 the sunset cruise while Day 8 is for the adventurous - bungee jump, swing or zip line over the Zambezi River or sign up for white water rafting. Hotel (B,L)(B) • Walk along Victoria Falls F Sunset Boat Cruise F Bungee Jump F Bridge Swing F Zip line F Zambezi River Rafting

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DAY 9 CHOBE Opt to finish off our time at the falls in breathtaking style with a incredible helicopter flight above the thunderous waters below - the best way to see the falls in all their glory. Today is 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. (B,D) + Special Stay Contiki Safari Camp • Afternoon Game Drive in Chobe National Park F Scenic Helicopter flight over the falls DAY 10 CHOBE We'll have breakfast at sunrise & depart on a morning game drive to see the wildlife we heard the night before. This afternoon you're free to relax by the pool in our lodge or opt for a wildlife cruise. Lodge (B)

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DAY 11 CHOBE It's time for our last breakfast together this morning before you're dropped off at Kasane Airport or make the journey back to Victoria Falls. (B) END 7:30AM KASANE AIRPORT OR 10PM VICTORIA FALLS

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If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available upon request. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends 7:30am in Kasane Airport or 10pm Victoria Falls. Local taxes, payments & service charges included. O Accommodation for these departures will be based on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls - Livingstone, Zambia. Q Accommodation for these departures will be based on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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12 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 7 nights in lodges, 3 nights in hotels & 2 nights in Special Stay Contiki Safari Camp

17 INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D)

TRANSPORT Private mini-coach & open Safari Vehicles in Game Reserves & Free Time Add-Ons

GROUP SIZE 17 maximum group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

The one that offers wildlife viewing, culture & adventure in the breathtaking Okavango Delta & Namibian deserts

Mokoro Boat Ride, Okavango Delta @captures.by.danny

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

F Get some photos at Botswana’s Salt Pans before visiting a wild meerkat colony F Spot wildlife on the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a Mokoro Boat Ride • Visit Sossusvlei, home to the spectacular Namibian dunes

CULTURAL

• Game Drives in the Okavango Delta • Game Drive in Mahango Game Reserve • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives in Etosha

FOOD

• Eat deliciously prepared dinners around the campfire F Eat an African feast with some steins at Joe’s Beerhouse, Windhoek F Eat a German inspired meal in Swakopmund

WELLNESS & ACTIVE • Explore Sossusvlei, from Death Valley to the Big Daddy Dune F Sandboarding over the dunes, Swakopmund F Walvis Bay Kayak Tour

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Visit the Ju/Hoansi Living Museum Indigenous Village F See a heartwarming ‘Magic Beans’ local community theatre show with dinner, Maun


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Nestled in the unspoiled reaches of the Caprivi Strip, you'll be staying in tree houses overlooking the rushing Kavango River teeming with wildlife, crocs & hippos fringing the banks. It's fair to say accommodation doesn't get more special than this. PLAY ON THE MAKGADIKGADI SALT PANS, BOTSWANA @CAPTURES.BY.DANNY

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before we head to Maun & our lodge for the night. This afternoon opt to soar over the delta on a helicopter for peerless views of the wildlife below, or relax by the lodge pool. This evening you can choose a dinner & show, with young people from the local community performing on the theme of conservation. Lodge (B) • Morning Game Drive of the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles F Delta Helicopter Flights F Magic Beans Dinner & Show

START 8:30AM KASANE

DAY 1 MAKGADIKGADI Dumela Botswana! We'll head south today from Kasane to Gweta Lodge, where on route you can opt to cruise the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in our open top safari jeeps, experiencing the incredible vastness of this unique environment & stopping off at a wild meerkat colony. End the day around the bar for our first night in Africa together. Lodge F Makgadikgadi Salt Pans & Meerkat visit

DAY 5 CAPRIVI STRIP After a hot breakfast we're headed to the Namibian border. From here we'll reach the Mahango Game Reserve for yet another eye-widening game drive, before kicking back at our unique accommodation for the night: tree houses overlooking the rushing Kavango River. Accommodation doesn't get more special than this. Lodge (B,L) • Game Drive in Mahango Game Reserve

DAYS 2 - 3 OKAVANGO DELTA Today we're headed to Contiki's exclusive Safari Camp, where we'll enjoy a campfire dinner beneath a starswept sky. The next day is all about game drives, as we explore the Okavango Delta, with options for a Mokoro Boat Trip. At night we'll experience an incredible night drive in the bush with spotlights searching for nocturnal animals - it's a once in a lifetime experience. (B,D)(B,L,D) +Special Stay Contiki Safari Camp • Morning, Afternoon & Night Game Drives of the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles F Mokoro Boat Trip

DAY 6 GROOTFONTEIN This morning will be a relaxed one as you can opt for a sleep in or one of the activities around our Lodge. We will depart in the late morning for Roy's Camp located on one of the oldest farms in the area. Lodge (B) DAYS 7 - 8 ETOSHA Following a hot breakfast we'll visit an indigenous village & immerse ourselves in their cultures & way of living. We will then make our way to our accommodation

DAY 4 MAUN After breakfast it's time for another morning game drive - eyes peeled for elephants

DAY 12 WINDHOEK Waking up early we will head to Sossusvlei with time to explore this wild environment. Hiking up Big Daddy & gawking the petrified trees in Death Valley, we'll then take the drive up to Windhoek with a lunch stop on the way. We will arrive into Windhoek in the evening, with an optional final dinner at the legendary Joe's Beerhouse. Cheers! Hotel (B) F Joe's Beerhouse Final Dinner • Explore Sossusvlei

outside Etosha, relaxing by the pool & enjoying a buffet dinner. The next day we'll enter the awe-inspiring Etosha National Park. Experiencing its huge Salt Pan that can be seen from space, we'll also discover waterholes which are teeming with wildlife, & we'll attempt to spot lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, giraffes & hyenas on our morning Game Drive. Lodge (B,D)(B) • Ju/Hoansi Living Museum Indigenous Village Visit • Morning Etosha Game Drive F Afternoon Etosha Game Drive

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Game drive in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans & Meerkat visit, Botswana

DAY 13 WINDHOEK A cooked breakfast at the hotel will mark the end of the trip. It's time to say our sad farewells, but we'll never forget the times we shared under African skies. (B)

DAYS 9 - 10 SWAKOPMUND It's time to head to the gorgeous coastal town END 10AM WINDHOEK of Swakopmund where we have a dinner option showcasing the best of German & local cuisine. The next day we'll drive past ANGOLA MALAWI Dune 7, to grab a picture of ZAMBIA the tallest dune in Namibia. There's heaps of optional CAPRIVI activities today both in STRIP Mahango ZIMBABWE the desert as well as as the Game Reserve MOZAMBIQUE 1 GROOTFONTEIN ocean. Lunch will be in the OKAVANGO START town of Walvis Bay while ETOSHA 2 2 DELTA 1 Ju/Hoansi dinner can be found strolling Living KASANE Museum the streets of Swakopmund. 1 NAMIBIA 1 Hotel (B)(B) MAUN END • See Dune 7 - the Tallest MAKGADIKGADI PANS SWAKOPMUND 2 BOTSWANA Dune in Namibia 1 Walvis Bay WINDHOEK F Sandboarding F Ocean Activities 1

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DAY 11 SOSSUSVLEI Following a hot breakfast we will depart on the scenic drive to our accommodation out in the sweeping desert. We'll arrive at the lodge in the late evening, find our own dinner & tuck in early tonight as we're up bright & early tomorrow. Hotel (B)

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11 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 1 night in a twin-share hotel, 2 nights in African Lodges, 6 nights in Luxury Safari Tents & 2 nights in a Contiki Special Stay inside Serengeti National Park

30 INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B) 9 lunches (L) 10 dinners (D)

4.6 RATING

TRANSPORT Private mini-coach & opentop safari vehicles

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GROUP SIZE 20 maximum group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

The one that combines the lush Kenyan plains & abundant Tanzanian wildlife in one, packed with all the essentials included

Stay in luxury safari tents, Maasai Mara, Kenya

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

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WELLNESS & ACTIVE

• View the wildlife hotspot of the Great Rift Valley F Visit a Maasai Village on a locally guided tour • Visit a local market near Tarangire

• Morning & Afternoon Game drives in the Maasai Mara • See Lake Naivasha, the film location for ‘Out of Africa’ • Game drive in Amboseli National Park • See the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro

• Picnic Lunches while on Game Drives • Taste local cuisines in buffet meals at Safari Lodges

F Soar over the Maasai Mara on a spectacular balloon safari

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Meet gentle giants in a visit to the Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary • Get close to giraffes at the Giraffe Centre, Nairobi • Visit the inspiring Shanga community project, using art to support people with disabilities


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START 6PM NAIROBI

DAY 1 NAIROBI Touch down in Nairobi. You'll be greeted by a transfer rep & taken through the city in private transportation 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 DAYS 2 - 3 MAASAI MARA We start with breakfast before meeting our Local Guides & loading up in the safari vehicles for the start of our great Maasai Mara trip. We'll pass through the Great Rift Valley before 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. Lodge (B,L,D)(B,L,D) • Game drives in the Maasai Mara F Morning Balloon Safari DAY 4 LAKE ELEMENTAITA We'll treat ourselves to a spectacular morning drive in the Maasai Mara before we head north, passing through Lake Naivasha & Africa's Great Rift Valley. We wind up on the shores of Lake

DAY 8 TARANGIRE Today we'll jump into the safari vehicles & depart for a game drive in Tarangire National Park, famous for its giant baobab trees, herds of elephants & beautiful landscapes. Lodge (B,L,D) • Game drives in Tarangire National Park

Elementatita for a buffet dinner & accommodation this evening. Hotel (B,L,D) • Morning Game Drive in the Maasai Mara • See Lake Naivasha, film set for "Out of Africa" DAYS 5 - 6 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 dinner. Lodge (B,L,D)(B,L,D) • Get close to giraffes at the Giraffe Centre • Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary visit • Game drives in Amboseli National Park F Maasai Village Tour

DAYS 9 - 10 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 camping 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 & hopefully the predators pursuing them. (B,L,D)(B,L,D) +Luxury Safari Camping Special Stay • Game drives in the Serengeti National Park • Visit a local market F Balloon Safari DAY 11 NGOROGORO CRATER Enjoy some breakfast before we depart the Serengeti with a morning game drive on our way back to Ngorogoro 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. Hotel (B,L,D) • Morning Game Drive in the Serengeti • Game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater

DAY 7 ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE Today we will have one final game drive in Amboseli before crossing the border into Tanzania & head to the town of Arusha. Here we will see the Shanga community project - enabling disabled community members to make arts & crafts. We then head off to our first National Park in Tanzania - Tarangire. Lodge (B,D) • Morning Game Drive in Amboseli • Visit Shanga Community Project

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SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA @JODIEWISCHNEVSKY

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DAY 12 ARUSHA 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) • Africa Galeria Souvenir Shop visit

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If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available upon request. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends at 12:00pm. All local taxes & service charges included. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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22 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 10 nights in hotels, 9 nights in lodges, 3 nights in exclusive Contiki Safari Camps

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32 INCLUDED MEALS 22 breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 7 dinners (D)

TRANSPORT Private mini-coaches open safari vehicles & 2 included flights

GROUP SIZE 26 maximum group size

TEAM An experienced Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

The one that delivers the ultimate safari adventure through Africa featuring Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia

Take a snap of the stunning Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

LOCAL

• Explore Sossusvlei F Cruise across Botswana’s Salt Pans in a 4x4 before visiting a meerkat colony F Take a Mokoro boat trip in the Okavango Delta F Take a boat cruise down the Chobe River • See Dune 7 - Tallest Dune in Namibia

CULTURAL

• Included games drives in Kruger, Okavango Delta, Mahango Game Reserve, Etosha & Chobe National Park F Take a scenic helicopter flight over the thundering Victoria Falls

FOOD

F Joe’s Beerhouse Final Dinner F Cape Town Dinner • Enjoy included campfire meals in National Parks F German - inspired dinner in Swakopmund

WELLNESS & ACTIVE F Hike Big Daddy Dune, Namibia F Sandboard Namibian dunes, Sossusvlei F Walvis Bay Kayak Tour F Bungee, swing or zipline over the Zambezi River

CONSCIOUS TRAVEL • Anti-poaching Conservation Experience • Visit the Ju/Hoansi Living Museum Indigenous Village, Etosha F See ‘Magic Beans’ local community theatre show with dinner, Maun F Take an eye-opening Cape Town Township tour


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DAYS 9 - 10 CHOBE The next 2 days are non-stop adventure spotting wildlife as we drive along the Chobe River, topped off by a night sleeping under the stars in our private Contiki site. After breakfast we'll take a morning game drive & this evening, opt for a wildlife cruise & group dinner on the Chobe River. (B,D)(B) +Special Stay Contiki Safari Camp, Lodge • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives in the Chobe National Park F Wildlife Cruise & Dinner F Scenic Helicopter flight over the falls

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DAY 1 CAPE TOWN The adventure begins. Drop off your bags at the hotel & meet your Trip Manager & new Contiki fam in the lobby. We'll all share a meal tonight along with some drinks to get to know each other. Hotel (D) • Dinner in local food market DAYS 2 - 3 CAPE 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 waterfront & enjoy excursions. On Day 3, take advantage of excursions to Cape Point & see penguins at Boulders Beach or treat yourself to some wine tasting. Hotel (B)(B)

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DAYS 4 - 5 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK After a short flight to Johannesburg we'll drive to Kruger National park. Tomorrow will be dedicated to venturing through this game-dense Park from sunrise to sunset with midday breaks, to capture glimpses of Africa's Big Five. Lodge (B,D)(B,D) • Game drives in the Kruger National Park DAY 6 EMALAHLENI The game of hide & seek continues - keep your eyes peeled for any movement of giraffe, hyena, antelope or cheetah. We depart the park

around midday for our antipoaching experience & drive halfway to Johannesburg, where we'll bunk down before for our flight to Victoria Falls tomorrow. Hotel (B) • Morning Game Drive in the Kruger National Park • Anti-poaching experience DAYS 7 - 8 VICTORIA FALLS After a flight from Johannesburg, we'll arrive at Victoria Falls to explore one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Day 8 is for the adventurous bungee jump, swing or zip line over the Zambezi River, sign up for white water rafting or a scenic helicopter flight. Hotel (B,L)(B) • Walk along Victoria Falls F Sunset Boat Cruise F Bungee Jump F Bridge Swing F Gorge Zip line F Zambezi River Rafting

DAY 11 MAKGADIKGADI SALT PANS Today is for photo ops on the salt pans and getting close to meerkats. We'll make tracks for Gweta Lodge on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans. Lodge (B) F Makgadikgadi Salt Pans & Meerkat visit DAYS 12 - 13 OKAVANGO DELTA After a late breakfast we will make our way to Contiki's exclusive Safari Camp for dinner beneath a starswept sky. The next day is all about game drives in the Okavango Delta, with an option for a Mokoro Boat Trip before an extra special night drive. (B,D)(B,L,D) +Special Stay Contiki Safari Camp • Morning, Afternoon & Night Game Drives of the Okavango Delta in GameViewer Vehicles F Mokoro Boat Trip DAY 14 MAUN Keep your eyes peeled for elephants on our morning game drive before we head to our Island Safari lodge in

Maun. This afternoon opt for a helicopter ride or relax at the lodge's pool. This evening you can choose a dinner & show, with young people performing from the local community. Lodge (B) • Morning Game Drive in the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles F Delta Helicopter Flights F Magic Beans Dinner & Show

DAYS 19 - 20 SWAKOPMUND It's time to head to coastal Swakopmund. The next day we'll drive to Dune 7, the tallest dune in Namibia, with lots of optional activities in the desert & ocean. Lunch will be in Walvis Bay, dinner in Swakopmund. Hotel (B)(B) • See Dune 7 - the Tallest Dune in Namibia F Sand Boarding F Swakopmund Dinner

DAY 15 CAPRIVI STRIP After breakfast we'll head to the Namibian border. First stop: Mahango Game Reserve, for another eyewidening game drive. Then kick back at our Special Stay for the night: treehouses overlooking the Okavango River. Lodge (B,L) • Game Drive in Mahango Game Reserve

DAY 21 SOSSUSVLEI Following a hot breakfast we'll take a scenic drive to our accommodation in the sweeping desert. Arriving in the evening, we'll find our own dinner & tuck in early. Hotel (B)

DAY 16 GROOTFONTEIN This morning will be a relaxed one. We'll depart late morning for Roy's Camp, located on one of the oldest farms in the area. Lodge (B) DAYS 17 - 18 ETOSHA Following a hot breakfast we'll visit an indigenous village. Arriving at our lodge in Etosha, we'll relax by the pool & enjoy a buffet dinner. The next day we'll enter the awe-inspiring Etosha National Park & keep our eyes peeled for wildlife on our game drives. Lodge (B,D)(B) • Ju/Hoansi Village Experience • Morning Etosha Game Drive F Afternoon Etosha Game Drive

DAY 22 WINDHOEK Today we'll head to Sossusvlei to hike up Big Daddy & gawk at Death Valley. We'll stop for lunch on the drive to Windhoek, with an optional final dinner at the legendary Joe's Beerhouse. Cheers! Hotel (B) • Explore Sossusvlei F Joe's Beerhouse Final Dinner DAY 23 WINDHOEK Breakfast at the hotel will mark the end of our trip. It's time to say our sad farewells, but we'll never forget the times we shared under African skies. (B) END 10AM WINDHOEK

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If you’re travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplements are available upon request. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. O Accommodation for these departures will be based on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. Q Accommodation for these departures will be based on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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3 INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B)

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES F Day-trip to Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site F Visit Prison Island & see giant tortoises F Feast on delicious local seafood

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DAY 1 ZANZIBAR And...relax! You've arrived in the home of white sand beaches, sparkling turquoise waters, & the ancient seat of Sultans. You'll be picked up from Zanzibar Airport & transferred to the Zanzibar Beach Resort to spend the next few days at leisure. Hotel

DAY 3 ZANZIBAR Today is another free day to explore more of the island. Or maybe you want to feast on seafood and kick back poolside, working on your tan. That's fine too... Hotel (B)

DAY 2 ZANZIBAR The days are yours to spend living your best island life. Today you could take a trip to one of Zanzibar's white-sand beaches, or head down to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town to explore the cobbled streets and crumbling colonial facades. Hotel (B)

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Note: The above trip departs daily 13th January 2020 - 31st March 2021. O Easter supplements apply 10th - 13th April 2020 Q Xmas & NYE supplements apply 24th - 26th December & 31st December 2020. If you are travelling solo we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplements are available upon request. Note: This trip is not a Contiki exclusive product or a group tour.

ZANZIBAR BEACH ESCAPE THE DETAILS 3 NIGHTS 3 nights in twin share at the Kendwa Rocks Hotel

3 INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B)

TRANSPORT Arrival transfer to the hotel & departure transfer to the airport are both included. See p.189 for more info

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DAY 1 ZANZIBAR Ready for bliss? You've arrived in the home of white sand beaches, sparkling turquoise waters, & the ancient seat of Sultans. You'll be picked up from Zanzibar Airport & transferred to the Kwenda Rocks Beach Hotel to spend your next few days at leisure. Hotel

swim in the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. If you're up for making a night of it, head to the beach for some moonlit nightlife. Hotel (B)(B)

DAY 4 ZANZIBAR 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)

DAYS 2 - 3 ZANZIBAR The next two days are yours to spend living your best island life. Try sunbathing with fresh coconut in hand, check out the hotel's beachfront spa for a soothing massage, sign up for a diving trip or

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ZANZIBAR RESORT ESCAPE

deps all year between Jan 08 Q Mar 31

Note: The above trip departs daily 13th January 2020 - 31st March 2021. If you are travelling solo we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. O Full Moon supplements apply 8th February 2020, 7th March 2020, 11th April 2020, 9th May 2020, 6th June 2020, 4th July 2020, 1st August 2020, 5th September 2020, 3rd October 2020, 31st October 2020, 28th November 2020, 31st December 2020, 30th January 2021, 27th February 2021 & 27th March 2021 Q Xmas & NYE supplements apply 25th - 26th December 2020 & 2nd - 6th January 2021. Single room supplements are available upon request. Note: This trip is not a Contiki exclusive product or a group tour.

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Marangu climbs are ideally added to the end of Taste of Tanzania (See p.176) & East Africa Safari (See p.182). START 6PM KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

DAY 1 MOSHI TOWN From Kilimanjaro airport you'll be picked up & dropped in Moshi Town, where you'll

• Train your eyes for monkey-spotting at Mandara Huts • Enjoy views of Kibo & Mawenzi peaks, Kilimanjaro

DAY 5 HOROMBO (UHURU PEAK) Rise & shine! 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 Africa's highest point, Uhuru Peak. Success! Mountain Hut (B,L,D)

DAY 3 HOROMBO We start with a steep ascent through the forest, opening out to grassy moorland. Mountain Hut (B,L,D)

DAY 7 MOSHI TOWN The morning transfer takes you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for a final goodbye. (B) END AFTER BREAKFAST KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

SUMMER 2020/21 | CODE:BBKM | START KILIMANJARO AIRPORT & FINISH KILIMANJARO AIRPORT Start Jan 25 Jan 30 Feb 8 Feb 13 Feb 22 Feb 27 Mar 7 Mar 12 Mar 21 Mar 26

End Jan 31 Feb 05 Feb 14 Feb 19 Feb 28 Mar 04 Mar 13 Mar 18 Mar 27 Apr 01

Start Apr 4 Apr 9 Apr 18 Apr 23 May 2 May 7 May 16 May 21 May 30 Jun 04

End Apr 10 Apr 15 Apr 24 Apr 29 May08 May13 May22 May27 Jun 05 Jun 10

Start Jun 13 Jun 18 Jun 27 Jul 02 Jul 11 Jul 16 Jul 25 Jul 30 Aug 08 Aug 13

End Jun 19 Jun 24 Jul 03 Jul 08 Jul 17 Jul 22 Jul 31 Aug 05 Aug 14 Aug 19

Start Aug 22 Aug 27 Sep 05 Sep 10 Sep 19 Sep 24 Oct 03 Oct 08 Oct 17 Oct 22

End Aug 28 Sep 02 Sep 11 Sep 16 Sep 25 Sep 30 Oct 09 Oct 14 Oct 23 Oct 28

Start Oct 31 Nov 05 Nov 14 Nov 19 Nov 28 Dec 03 Dec 12 Dec 17 Dec 26 Dec 31

End Nov 06 Nov 11 Nov 20 Nov 25 Dec 04 Dec 09 Dec 18 Dec 23 Jan 01 Jan 06

If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Start 6:00pm & end after breakfast. Note: This trip departs frequently with multiple departures per week in high season & requires a minimum of two people on the trip to operate - please contact us directly for availability or refer to contiki.com/kilimanjaro-marangu. 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.

Start 2021 Jan 09 Jan 14 Jan 23 Jan 28 Feb 06 Feb 11 Feb 20 Feb 25 Mar 06

End Jan 15 Jan 20 Jan 29 Feb 03 Feb 12 Feb 17 Feb 26 Mar 03 Mar 12

Start Mar 11 Mar 20 Mar 25 Apr 03 Apr 08

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3 NIGHTS 3 nights in African Lodges

9 INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D)

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START 7AM ENTEBBE AIRPORT

DAY 2 BWINDI 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 gorilla trek begins! Once we find the gorilla family, you'll get to spend up to an hour with them. Return to the park for a gorilla trekking certificate. African Lodge (B,L,D) • Gorilla Trek, Incl up to 1 hour with Gorilla group F Community village visit (time permitting)

DAY 1 BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST RESERVE 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)

An expert Local Guide & Driver team, plus Porters

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F Batwa cultural experience (time permitting) DAY 3 LAKE 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

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve, Uganda @Contiki

DAY 4 ENTEBBE 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

WHEN CAN I GO?

End Jan 19 Feb 02 Feb 16 Mar 01 Mar 15 Mar 29

Start Apr 9 Apr 23 May 7 May 21 Jun 4 Jun 18

End Apr 12 Apr 26 May10 May24 Jun 07 Jun 21

Start Jul 2 Jul 16 Jul 30 Aug 13 Aug 27 Sep 10

End Jul 05 Jul 19 Aug 02 Aug 16 Aug 30 Sep 13

Start Sep 24 Oct 08 Oct 22 Nov 05 Nov 19 Dec 03

End Sep 27 Oct 11 Oct 25 Nov 08 Nov 22 Dec 06

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• See Ugandan villages & beautiful agricultural countryside F Visit a Ugandan Community village F Discover the Batwa culture & traditions in a locally hosted experience

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Start Feb 25 Mar 11 Mar 25

End Feb 28 Mar 14 Mar 28

Jan 17 Jan 31 Feb 14

If you are travelling solo we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Trip starts 7:00am & ends approx. 1:00pm. Note: This trip departs frequently with multiple per week in high season & requires a minimum of two people on the trip to operate - please contact us directly for availability or refer to contiki.com/gorilla-trek. Gorilla permits are €601, there needs to be a minimum of 2 travellers 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.

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DAY 2 MARANGU HUT We set off from the National Park Gate at Marangu with 3-4 hours climbing ahead of us. Mountain Hut (B,L,D)

Marangu Kili Climb, Tanzania @tom-cleary

WHEN CAN I GO? 2020

An expert Local Guide & Porters

GOT MORE TIME?

DAY 6 MOSHI TOWN Remember to say goodbye to your guides, cooks, & porters since you will be leaving them in Moshi Town. Hotel (B,L,D)

2021

17 INCLUDED MEALS 6 breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 6 dinners (D)

DAY 4 KIBO Today we climb gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi & Kibo. Mountain Hut (B,L,D)

have a climb briefing, dinner, & time to prepare before bunking down. Hotel (D)

6 NIGHTS 2 nights in hotels, 4 nights in multi-share mountain huts

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OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. YOUR TRIP RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected trip. A contract is made between you and Contiki Holidays Limited (Registered in Guernsey No. 50681 (Contiki)) only upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to you or your travel agent. 2. YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION Contiki are a member of ABTA and hold ATOL Number 10144 issued by the Civil Aviation Authority, which provide for your protection in the event of our insolvency. Only bookings from countries subject to the EU Package Travel Directive will receive financial protection from ABTA & CAA. Many of the flights and flight-inclusive trips in this brochure are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all trip and travel services listed in this brochure. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive trip from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. Any monies paid to us for non-licensable products (accommodation and packages which do not include flight elements) are protected by means of a bond held by us with ABTA. This means that if, in the unlikely event of our insolvency, the accommodation or package cannot be provided, the traveller will receive their money back or, if their stay has started, arrangements will be made for them to be able to continue as planned. 3. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs, taxes (including VAT/ sales taxes), levies & exchange rates as at 25th July, 2019. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to make a surcharge on the price of your trip. Should the total trip price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land trip has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges & does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. 4. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR TRIP 4.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 4.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, and where available, offer you a comparable alternative. Where cancellation is necessary, a minimum period of 45 days notice will be given by us unless the circumstances leading to the cancellation were beyond our reasonable control. 4.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki trip without payment of any transfer fee. 4.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 4.5 Contiki is not responsible for the cost of any other travel arrange-ments affected due to cancellation or the rescheduling of any trip. 5. TRIP DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (September, 2019) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 5.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing trips and transportation to give you good value for money. 5.3 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 cancellations. 5.4 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. 5.5 Free WiFi is available at most accommodation and on our coaches in Europe. On our coaches this is limited to 100mb, and then paid WiFi is available. This WiFi uses the cellular network, at times the connection may be slow or not available, particularly in remote places. We attempt to ensure WiFi is available where ever we travel, but cannot guarantee its availability in all countries, particularly in Africa & the Middle East. 6. LIABILITY 6.1 Your travel agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. Any money paid to a travel agent where land arrangements and flights are booked together is held by the travel agent on behalf of Contiki at all times. 6.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such monies. 6.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided and/or fees payable under your selected trip. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your trip shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. BOOKING YOUR TRIP 1.1 In order to reserve your trip, a deposit of €100, per person per trip, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of your trip departure, must be

submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that trip. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first instalment of the trip price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable deposit of €100 per person, per trip, which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if travellers’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 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 trip price must be paid by no later than 45 days before the scheduled trip departure date from your home country which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. When making multi-trip bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days before scheduled departure date of the first departing trip. 2.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled and cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.3 Tickets and other documents will not be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. 2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure from your home country, the full cost of the trip will be payable immediately on booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the trip departure point. 2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 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 transferable, so you can gift your deposit at no extra cost. The original deposit refers to the trip deposit only and excludes any additional deposits such as the Gorilla Trek, or flights. Any monies already refunded are not applicable. The FlexDeposit will be applied as a discount towards the final payment of your new trip. The amount allowed to be redeemed is equal to the original deposit amount paid. In the case of multiple deposits due to back to back trips, only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined. However multiple trips can be booked using multiple FlexDeposits. Valid on all Contiki trips 7 days or longer. Credit is valid until the traveller 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 at ttc.com/brands. Credit can also be gifted to family or friends. To gift to family or friends the customer must email confirmation to Contiki stating the nominated name. Gifting only valid within 5 calendar years of the original booking. (eg cancelled in 2014, valid on trips up to end of 2019). FlexDeposit is not valid on existing bookings. FlexDeposit has no cash value and is non-refundable. FlexDeposit is combinable with other deals and discounts provided that the new booking falls within the standard terms of those deals and discounts. FlexDeposit is not combinable with New Release Deals or Last Minute Deals within 120 days of original departure date. FlexDeposit only applies to full priced deposits (not promotional low deposits). 3.2 Your deposit is non-refundable upon cancellation by you. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost and expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the trip price and is calculated as follows: EUROPE TRIPS: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE 45 days & over:....... Transfer your deposit to another trip for free with Flexdeposit 44-22 days:....................................................................................... 25% of trip fare 21-8 days:......................................................................................... 50% of trip fare 7-1 days:........................................................................................... 75% of trip fare Day of departure: ............................................................................100% of trip fare AFRICA TRIPS: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE 45 days & over:....... Transfer your deposit to another trip for free with Flexdeposit 44-31 days:....................................................................................... 50% of trip fare 30-16 days:....................................................................................... 75% of trip fare 15 days to day of departure: ..........................................................100% of trip fare Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the trip deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. All Cancellation policies valid as at 19th September, 2019, and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at time of booking. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to & after your trip booking, such as pre & post accommodation & transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the trip departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternate departure date you may do so subject to availability & provided the new trip date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A change of booking within 45 days of departure will be treated as a cancellation & normal cancellation fees will apply (as detailed in section 3) except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value, in which case a €25 per person amendment fee will be charged in addition to any amendment fees imposed due to internal flights/local ferries. 4.3 Transfer of the package to another traveller is allowed subject to the amendment fee of €25. However both the original booker and transferee are liable for the payment of any outstanding monies. This may also include any service charges/amendment fees levied on Contiki by 3rd party contractors. 5. TRIP DETAILS & CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Travellers must be aged between 18 & 35 inclusive to travel on Contiki trips. Contiki’s trips are specifically planned for those in the 18 through 35 age group. Consequently the facilities & activities on a Contiki trip are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding the age groups, you are welcome to discuss this with a Contiki staff member. 5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable & memorable travel experience for all passengers. Contiki welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: • Passengers are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodation. • All guests must ensure they are medically & physically fit for travel. Contiki may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the trip. Contiki may also exclude an individual from participating in a trip or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety. • Contiki does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, assisting with luggage, toileting or dressing,). A companion 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 your 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 & locations & overnight accommodations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the trip, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers,

hotels & other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodations on international trips may differ from those in North America. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers traveling on international trips. • Passengers are required to carry their own luggage to the coach & also to their rooms, there may be times passengers are required to carry their luggage far distances & up many flights of stairs with no assistance. • 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 & 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 & conditions. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements & costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the trip. 5.5.1 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority & decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative & the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment & well being of other members on the trip or smooth operation of the trip 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 travellers & any Contiki Representative have the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously & may result in the immediate termination of your trip. In such event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation & related costs & have no claims against us. 5.5.2 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff &/or a Contiki Trip Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.5.3 The Company may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with the Company’s terms & conditions. The Company is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a trip. Passengers agree not to hold the Company or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms & conditions. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or cooperating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death nor any loss, 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 Travel times on our trips vary from day to day depending on the destination. For your comfort we make regular stops and try to keep each section no longer than 3 hours. However, depending on your medical history, some people may be at risk of discomfort or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) if they remain immobile for a long period on a journey. If you have ever had DVT, pulmonary embolism, a family history of clotting conditions, cancer, or treatment for cancer, stroke, heart or lung disease, or if you have had major surgery in the past three months we recommend you consult your doctor before travelling. 5.8 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport & all visas, permits & certificates required for your selected trip as well as any necessary vaccinations & to comply with all applicable laws. 5.9 You agree that our Trip Manager or Contiki Representatives may take photographs & films of you while you are on trip & that these may be used in our Group brochures &/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs &/or films. 5.10 Should you have a complaint in respect of the trip, you should inform the Contiki Representative during the course of the trip & if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the trip, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the trip but within 28 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. If you do not write within 28 days, your rights under this contract may be affected. 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. 5.11.1 The contract & all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to Guernsey Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.11.2 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 & enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.11.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/traveller costs. 6. COMPULSORY INSURANCE Travel insurance is compulsory on our trips, visit contiki.com/insurance for more info. It is compulsory that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki trip. We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancellation, personal liability and loss of personal property. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation 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 trip. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a trip 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 to & from your trip destination (unless you have booked a trip & fly package), airport taxes, passport & visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Trip Managers & Trip Drivers, items of a personal nature, excess baggage & optional excursions. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any trip be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions. 10. LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS Europe trips: Luggage is restricted to one reasonable sized, non-expanding suitcase size up to 29” x 20” x 10” (73cm x 50cm x 25cm) and the maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs.) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. No metal frame backpacks are allowed. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on trip. Cape Safari Falls & Southern Africa Safari trips: Baggage restrictions of one medium sized bag (ideally soft-sided) with a maximum weight of 20kg (44lbs) plus one piece of hand luggage per person. It is advised that this piece of hand luggage should be used as an “overnight bag” for the nights camping in the Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta. East Africa inc Kenya/Tanzania/Gorilla Trek/Zanzibar trips: Baggage restrictions of 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, and weight is strictly enforced. Day bag for sunblock, water, camera and binoculars while on safari drives. Kilimanjaro Climb trips: Baggage is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in. On trips with included flights, your luggage should not exceed the weight restrictions imposed by the airlines. On our train trips, part of the fun is that we take public transport everywhere. We recommend you pack light, with luggage that you are comfortable carrying or wheeling for at least 10 minutes. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred for overweight luggage.

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1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you & Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the trip operating company. At any time & at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights & liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international conventions, national & 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. Enrolment 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 aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers & other service providers are subject to the terms & conditions & limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, & other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay & loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for handicapped travellers (see also 5.3 under Trip 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 trip from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 2. ARBITRATION Disputes arising out of, or in connection with, this contract which cannot be amicably settled, may be referred to arbitration, if the customer so wishes, under a special scheme arranged by the Association of British Travel Agents, & administered independently by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The scheme provides for a simple & inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on the customer in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website (www.abta.com). The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply to claims, which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,500 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. The application for arbitration & Statement of Claim must be received by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators within eighteen months of the date of return from the trip. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if the company agrees, but the ABTA code does not require such agreement. 3. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from January 2020 to March 2021. 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.142-145, the London trips on p.164, Hogmanay & St. Patrick’s Day trips described on p.169 all of which are operated by Contiki Travel (UK) Ltd. The principal operator of the Croatia Island Escape products featured on p.150 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. The operator of the Egypt product featured on p.94 & p.123 is Spring Tours. The operator of the Iceland product featured on p.100 is Iceland Travel. The operator of the Turkey product featured on p.108 & p.109 is ITS. 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, Botswana & Namibia. Diesenhaus Unitours for Israel & Jordan. 5. CONTIKI IS REPRESENTED IN: Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey. IMPORTANT NOTICE: ABTA statement: Contiki Holidays Ltd are members of ABTA under the following membership numbers: Contiki Holidays Y1792. ABTA and ABTA Members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist when things don’t go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For more information on ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ, tel 020 3117 0500 www.abta.com DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by us. This information will be passed on to the principal and to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Certain information may also be passed on to security or credit checking companies. We will only pass your information on to persons responsible for your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/ religious requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers we will be unable to provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons). Where the data might be passed on for marketing purposes, you have the right to opt out of future marketing. You also have a right of access to data held which can be obtained by writing to Contiki Holidays Ltd, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 2JH. FURTHER ADVICE For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security, local laws, passport and visa information, visit www.gov.uk/foreigntravel-advice or call 020 3117 0500 (calls are charged at local rate) This brochure was published in September 2019 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market.


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BEFORE YOU BOOK WHAT’S INCLUDED THE ESSENTIALS All accommodation, transport, 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 Included Experiences, 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, highly trained team of Contiki staff; our Trip Managers, Drivers, On-Site Team Members at selected properties in Europe, & Local Guides. 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, orientations in all other destinations, hotel tips, local taxes and service charges and ferry crossing fees.

multiple entry Schengen visas are listed below: 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 Budapest), Balkans Discovery, The Mini Balkan, Scandinavia & Russia Plus, Scandinavia (end Stockholm), Scandinavia (end Helsinki), Russia Plus (start Stockholm), Russia Plus (start Helsinki). VISAS FOR NON-SCHENGEN COUNTRIES Some of our trips also visit countries that are not covered by the Schengen Agreement. So you may require visas for those countries. Depending on your nationality it may be possible to obtain visas upon arrival – you should check your local consular services well 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 or all 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.

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.

AIRFARES We don’t include any flights before or after your trip, though your trip may include some flights within Europe or Africa. By paying for your Contiki trip you are agreeing to the airlines terms & conditions (as per p.188). You may not be issued your flight ticket before you travel due to the group nature of the booking.

SLEEPING WHERE WILL I STAY? HOTELS: Our hotel accommodation is always twinshare, staying in 3 & 4* hotels, many of which are conveniently located, with great facilities. Twin-share is 2 people sharing, either travelling together or as a same-sex room match. We also offer upgrades to single rooms for a supplement, 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 travelling 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.

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On our traditional sailing cruise boats in Croatia travellers will be in twin-share cabins with private facilities. These boats feature a dining room, bar & sundecks. On our traditional gulet in Turkey, travellers 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.

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Overnight ferries: On overnight ferries, trips are provided with allocated airline style seating on deck.

SKI & BOARD HOLIDAYS:

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Our ski & board packages stay at our Contiki Special Stay, the Austrian Gasthof. Refer to p.154-159 for details.

FESTIVALS: Some trips offer ‘multi-share’ accommodation. These rooms may be for up to 8 people with shared facilities & at times may be mixed gender.

MULTI-SHARE ACCOMMODATION: On our Scandinavia & Russia trips advertised with hostel style accommodation and all Iconic Essentials trips, you are accommodated in same sex multi-share accommodation. Our multi-share rooms can accommodate a maximum of 6 people sharing. Where possible we try to accommodate couples with other 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 you will need to bring a towel.

AFRICA: Our African trips stay in a variety of accommodation styles including Hotels, Safari Lodges and Luxury Safari Tents. All of which are of a very high standard within the countries you are travelling. 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.

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We get that sometimes plans change unexpectedly, so our cancellation 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, swap onto another trip or even change your trip for a different region entirely, that’s all possible, without incurring fees*.

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.

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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.188 & by visiting: contiki.com/freedomguarantee

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. 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. It is a matter of law that tour operators must fully protect their clients’ funds under regulations specified by the European Community Package Travel Directive. We confirm that Contiki is fully complying with the law, therefore your monies are fully protected. Contiki Holidays Limited is a member of the Association of British Travel Agents under membership number Y1792. ABTA & ABTA Members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel & assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct & the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ. Tel: 020 3117 0500 or www.abta.com. Contiki Holidays also holds a current ATOL Licence No. 10144. When you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package and/or flights from Contiki Holidays Limited you will receive a Confirmation Invoice from us (or via our authorised agent through which you booked) confirming your arrangements and your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www. caa.co.uk. Not all holiday or travel services offered and sold by us will be protected by the ATOL scheme. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Only bookings from countries subject to the EC Package Travel Directive will receive financial protection from ABTA and the CAA. For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security, local laws, passport and visa information, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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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 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

Our hostels are some of the newest & best in Europe. They are same sex multi-share mostly with private facilities and a maximum of 6 people sharing, often less. Our hostels also offer great extras as part of the experience, like bars, entertainment/communal areas & washing facilities, with convenient locations in the cities we stay.

SPECIAL STAYS:

Our Special Stays are a carefully curated selection of unique or regional accommodation that have been found by us to give our travellers a chance to experience local culture. Given their uniqueness, we ask our travellers to be more flexible in their rooming requirements on these nights, as you might be asked to share with up to 6 people and on rare occasion this could be in mixed dorms. We ask this because we truly believe that the experience these stays offer is worth these small sacrifices. Special Stays are a mixture of Contiki’s own properties such as a French Chateâu or an Austrian Chalet and unique partner properties such as a surf lodge in Portugal or Riad in Marrakech. They are not traditional hotels & our travellers should not expect traditional service, it’s all about sharing the adventure and sharing the experience.

SAILING & 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.

To offer our travellers more flexibility around when they start and how long they travel for, some of our trips are sections of larger itineraries. This means that some of them overlap - for example, some of your group may have already been travelling before you join them, and may continue travelling after your adventure has come to an end. You can see if your trip is part of a larger itinerary on the trip page.

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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 LOYALTY DISCOUNT

Been on a Contiki before? Welcome back! You’re part of our Contiki family, and that means you’re eligible for up to 5%* off trips around the world! We’ve even wrangled deals for you across all our TTC sister brands (ttc.com). Be sure to give our team a call to check what discount you can get before you book. *Check out contiki.com/deals for all the details.


NOW THAT YOU’VE BOOKED REGISTER AT MYCONTIKI my.contiki.com 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 MyContiki. Look out for this icon at contiki.com to sign up. 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 and travel insurance details, just in case we need it. • Any dietary, medical or other special requirements you may have.

GET YOUR TRAVEL DOCS AT MYCONTIKI Care about saving the planet just like we do? You can now download your travel docs to your phone or computer straight from MyContiki. You’ll also find out where your Contiki Trip will start and exactly what accommodation you’ll be staying in. You’ll be able to see & download your docs approx. 21 days before your trip departure, saving time & trees (we even plant one for every traveller that selects eDocs!).

FEATURES OF MYCONTIKI Think of MyContiki as your one-stop shop for everything you may need to know for your trip. • Check out your full trip itinerary. • Check out our FAQs, and find out how to join your trip Facebook group to meet your fellow travel pals. • Download your travel documents.

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metal frame backpacks they are hard to pack & damage other luggage. • If you are travelling on Iconic Essentials trips you’ll need a towel. • On Ski Austria trips starting in London, you can bring one pair of boots & skis or a snowboard. • Some Africa trips have strict 15kg (30lbs) max limitations, & you may be charged a fee for any excess weight, see Booking Conditions (p.188). • If your trip starts in London, you can store excess luggage at the Contiki Basement or Royal National Hotel (if you are a guest) before your trip departs. • You will have to carry your own luggage, so be sure you’re comfortable carrying the weight & size (sometimes over cobbled European streets). • On our train trips, part of the fun is that we take public transport everywhere. We recommend you pack light, with luggage that you are comfortable carrying or wheeling for at least 10 minutes.

IS THERE A DRESS CODE? Day-to-day 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 travelling 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 travelling 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.

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).

PA:MLMA><HGMBDB BASEMENT? The Contiki Basement is our super cool, home away 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/europe/ accommodation. Accommodation is subject to change.

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? Sure is. Most of our coaches offer 100MB of data per day, free. Perfect for posting all your epic pics (and maybe checking in with folks back home). Though not so good for streaming movies etc. Best to download those essentials before you travel.

HOW CAN I STAY ONLINE DURING MY TRIP?

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 travelling & 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.

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 Included Experiences or Free Time Add-Ons. • Any additional personal expenses. This includes alcohol, shopping, and any evening entertainment not included.

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.

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DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?

A simple one - yes. It’s essential that you take out travel insurance to cover the likes of cancellation, personal injury and medical expenses before you travel with Contiki. We advise you to get travel insurance that covers cancellation, 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 travelling pre or post your Contiki trip. For a full quote on what Contiki can offer, send us an email or give us a call.

PACKING

HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING? For our European trips you can bring one decent sized suitcase, approximately 29” × 20” × 10” (73cm x 50cm x 25cm) up to 20 kilos (44lbs.) plus one small day bag that can go on the coach with you. Please don’t bring

WHERE DOES MY TRIP START? Information on your trip start and end points can all be found at MyContiki, 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 or live chat to us on our website.

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.

BF:KKBOBG@E:M>%=H>L 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

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.

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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.

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 low down.

HEALTH

DO I NEED VACCINATIONS FOR EUROPE? At the time this brochure went to press (September, 2019), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check you’re up-to-date with your routine vaccinations, & check current recommendations with your doctor prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines.

DO I NEED VACCINATIONS FOR AFRICA?

In general when travelling 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 NECESSARY to acquire prior to departing your home country. Malaria: Preventative and anti-malarial medication is highly advised.


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SAFETY INFORMATION Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further information in this regard. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions. 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 on the Amalfi Coast is provided by River Island @riverisland PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS Photos courtesy of © Noah Surf House, Santa Cruz, Portugal p.2-3, p.22-23 Sunrise Yoga, p12, p.98 Hotel Room, p.4 Sun Terrace, p.4 Skate Boarding. Photos courtesy of © Generator Hostel, Madrid, Spain p.14 Hostel Room, p.60 Seating Area. Photos courtesy of © Jo&Joe Hostel, Paris, France p.14, p.73, p.75 Hostel Room. Photos courtesy of © Selina Secret Garden, Lisbon, Portugal p.12 & p14 Hotel Pool & Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Generator Hostel, Paris, France p.12 Hotel Room, p.60 Roof Top Bar, p.63 Hostel Reception. Photos courtesy of © Ibis Styles Gloucester Road, London, England p.12, p.32 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Moxy Hotel, Paris, France p.4, p.32, p.37 Seating Area. Photos courtesy of © Moxy Hotel, Berlin, Germany p.32 Seating Area, p.39 Hotel Reception. Photos courtesy of © Ibis Central, Prague, Czech Republic p.32 Restaurant. Photos courtesy of © President Hotel, Athens, Greece p.32-p.33 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © A&O Hotel, Venice, Italy p.89 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Midgard Basecamp, Iceland, p.98 Sauna. Photos courtesy of ©Kex Hostel, Reykjavik, Iceland, p.98, 101 Seating Area. Photos courtesy of © Meininger Hotel, St. Petersburg, Russia, p.139 Seating Area. Photos courtesy of © Hotel Olea, Novalja, Croatia, p.127 Hotel Pool. Photos courtesy of © Riad Africa, Morocco, p.119, p.121, p.122 Hotel Pool. Photos courtesy of © @rockstarphotographers, p.162 Sziget Festival. Photos courtesy of © Zanzibar Beach Resort Hotel, Zanzibar, Tanzania p.186 Hotel Pool. Photos courtesy of © Ngepi Camp, Namibia, p181 Ngepi Camp. Photos courtesy of © Noam Chen, p.173 Jerusalem.

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DISCOVERER Road to Paris London to Berlin by train NEW Berlin to Budapest by train NEW Rome to Barcelona by train NEW European Magic European Discovery Road To Croatia European Encounter European Inspiration European Dream European Vistas Winter Wanderer European Explorer + Options

7 days 8 days 9 days 9 days 9 days 12 days 14 days 16 days 19 days 20 days 23 days 24 days 33 days

ICONIC ESSENTIALS Europe In One Week NEW Eastern Rocker Western Rocker Western Quest Ibiza & Beyond Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape Eastern Trail Mediterranean Quest Eastern Quest European Horizon European Highlights London to Rome Trail to London Trail to Rome Quest to Rome London to Athens London to Athens + Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape European Whirl Quest to London European Escapade European Trail European Quest European Contrasts European Adventurer Ultimate European + options

58 8 days 8 days 8 days 8 days 9 days 9 days 9 days 9 days 10 days 10 days 14 days 15 days 16 days 16 days 16 days 17 days

62 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 74 76 77 78 79 80

25 days 18 days 18 days 23 days 23 days 25 days 29 days 37 days 45 days

80 82 83 84 86 88 90 92 94

6 days 10 days

100 102

22 days 13 days 4 days

104 104 106

16 days 13 days 7 days 14 days 12 days 8 days 12 days 14 days 9 days 15 days 21 days 5 days 8 days 5 days 8 days 8 days 8 days 11 days

107 107 108 109 110 112 113 114 116 118 120 122 123 124 125 126 128 129

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER Fire & Ice Mediterranean Escape Mediterranean Escape + Greek Island Hopping Greek Island Hopping Spotlight on Greece Spotlight on Greece + Greek Island Hopping Spotlight on Greece + Greek Sailing Turkish Delight Turkish Adventure Simply Italy Italian Espresso Fiestas & Siestas Spanish Spree Portugal City & Surf NEW Spain, Morocco & Portugal Iberian Peninsula & Morocco Morocco Egypt & the Nile The Mini Balkan Adriatic Horizons Croatia Islands & National Parks NEW Adriatic Spirit Balkans Discovery

34 36 38 40 42 44 46 47 48 50 52 54 56

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Adriatic Unearthed Start Rome Adriatic Unearthed Start Split Best of Balkans Start Split Best of Balkans Start Budapest Eastern Road Scandinavia Scandinavia & Russia Plus Best of Russia Russia Plus Ireland Scotland & Ireland England & Scotland Scotland Great Britain & Ireland

15 days 15 days 15 days 15 days 13 days 12 days 22 days 8 days 14 days 8 days 13 days 9 days 6 days 16 days

SAILING Croatia Island Sail Croatia Island Sail Plus Greek Sailing Turkish Sailing

146 8 days 8 days 8 days 8 days

SKI & SNOWBOARD Ski Plus Ski Only Mini Ski Austria The Ski Austria Weekender

158 158 159 159 160

10 days 5/6/7 days 3/4 days 4 days 4 days 4 days 4 days 4 days 4 days 4 days 4 days 4 days 4/5 days

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST Israel & Jordan Uncovered Cape Town Explorer NEW Kenyan Highlights Taste of Tanzania Cape, Safari & Falls Okavango Delta & Deserts NEW East Africa Safari Southern Africa Safari NEW Zanzibar Resort Escape Zanzibar Beach Escape Marangu Kili Climb Gorilla Trek

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8/15 days 7/14 days 4 days 5 days

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS Sziget Festival Oktoberfest London Explorer London for New Year Berlin for New Year Paris for New Year Amsterdam for New Year Amsterdam for King’s Day Paris for Christmas Amsterdam for Christmas Amsterdam for Easter St. Patrick’s Day Hogmanay

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162 163 164 166 166 167 167 167 168 168 168 169 169 170

11 days 3 days 7 days 6 days 11 days 13 days 12 days 23 days 4/5/6 days 4/5/6 days 7 days 4 days

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ENGLAND ENGLAND

LONDON

ENGLISH CHANNEL

1

Dover BELGIUM

Calais

BELGIUM

Valley of the Somme

PARIS 2

2 1

MUNICH

SWITZ

1

FRANCE

FRANCE

LUCERNE Lake Como

VENICE

2 Lake Como ITALY

1

VENICE

Apennine Mountains

FLORENCE 1

ADRIATIC SEA

ADRIATIC SEA

ITALY

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

EUROPEAN MAGIC P.42

9 DAYS

AUSTRIA

1

Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

TYROL

1

SWITZ Innsbruck

Innsbruck

LUCERNE

MUNICH

1 Burgundy Region

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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RHINE VALLEY

GERMANY

ENGLISH CHANNEL GERMANY

Valley of the Somme

PARIS

AMSTERDAM

1

LONDON

FRANKFURT

1

NETHERLANDS

NORTH SEA

AMSTERDAM

1

Dover Calais

TRIPS

NETHERLANDS

NORTH SEA

ROME

2

Vatican City

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY P.44

8 COUNTRIES

12 DAYS

9 COUNTRIES

POLAND

KRAKOW

NORTH SEA

START

2 ENGLAND

Auschwitz

NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM

LONDON GERMANY BELGIUM

Calais

Kutná Hora

1

END FRANCE

2

VENICE

VIENNA 1

BUDAPEST

HUNGARY

SLOVENIA

CZECH REP

Monaco

2

1

Pisa

END

ROME 2

LJUBLJANA

SPAIN

Vatican City

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

BARCELONA

Pompeii

SORRENTO

ADRIATIC SEA

AUSTRIA

FLORENCE

NICE

Pyrenees Mountains START

1

ITALY

ITALY

1

1

AUSTRIA

PRAGUE

2

ENGLISH CHANNEL

CINQUE TERRE

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA

Dresden

FRANCE

Banska Bystrica

START

Dover

2

CZECH REP

BERLIN

2

2

Capri

END

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

1

EASTERN ROCKER P.64

8 DAYS

BERLIN

Dover

9 DAYS

ENGLAND

2

AMSTERDAM

LONDON

Dresden

Calais BELGIUM

Dover

GERMANY

NORTH SEA

2 CZECH REP

SALZBURG

1

FRANCE

Calais

Dachau

1

MUNICH

AUSTRIA

1

SWITZ

TYROL

Brenner Pass

2

SWISS ALPS

Lake Como

1

2 FRANCE

Fontainebleau

1

Burgundy Region

CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX

Brenner Pass

1 ITALY

VENICE

Pisa

1

FLORENCE

Monaco

8 COUNTRIES

ADRIATIC SEA

2

FRENCH RIVIERA 2 MEDITERRANEAN SEA

10 DAYS

VENICE

1

Apennine Mountains

ROME

EASTERN QUEST P.71

MUNICH

Tyrol AUSTRIA

Beaujolais Region

ITALY

ADRIATIC SEA

1

St Goar GERMANY

START

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

Burgundy Region

2

RHINE VALLEY

Dover

RHINE VALLEY

2

FRANCE

ITALY

1 St Goar

NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM

LONDON

PARIS

VENICE Verona

2 ENGLAND

GERMANY

Calais

AUSTRIA

5 COUNTRIES

Edam

AMSTERDAM

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PARIS

9 DAYS

NETHERLANDS

1

BELGIUM

PRAGUE

ENGLISH CHANNEL

MEDITERRANEAN QUEST P.70

7 COUNTRIES

2

ENGLAND

LONDON

EASTERN TRAIL P.69

7 COUNTRIES

NETHERLANDS END

ROME

EUROPEAN HORIZON P.72

10 DAYS

8 COUNTRIES

ROME Vatican City

EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS P.74

14 DAYS

9 COUNTRIES


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NORTH SEA

BERLIN

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

2

AMSTERDAM

2

LONDON

Dover

Dresden Calais

BELGIUM

NETHERLANDS

NORTH SEA

LONDON

GERMANY

PRAGUE

ENGLISH CHANNEL

ENGLAND

2

2

AMSTERDAM

POLAND

Dresden

GERMANY

Calais BELGIUM

Auschwitz

PRAGUE

ENGLISH CHANNEL

CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

BERLIN

2

Dover

2

2

CZECH REP

Kutnรก Hora

KRAKOW

SLOVAKIA

PARIS

2

MUNICH

PARIS

1

2

VIENNA

FRANCE

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

1

SWITZ

FRANCE

SWISS ALPS

2

AUSTRIA

2 SWISS

TYROL

ALPS

SWITZ

Brenner Pass

Lake Como

ITALY

FLORENCE

2

1

Pisa

VENICE

1

ITALY

VENICE

LJUBLJANA

ICELAND

REYKJAVIK

SKAFTAFELL

MIDGARD

2

1

1

FLORENCE

2

Blue Lagoon

Kirkjubaejarklaustur

1

VIK

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

ADRIATIC SEA

BUDAPEST HUNGARY

SLOVENIA

1

2

Banska Bystrica

2

2

ROME

Vatican City

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2

ROME Vatican City

EUROPEAN WHIRL P.82

18 DAYS

EUROPEAN TRAIL P.86

10 COUNTRIES

23 DAYS

14 COUNTRIES

6 DAYS

1 COUNTRY

VENICE

Como

MILAN

FIRE & ICE P.100

VENICE

Verona

2

2

Verona

1

ITALY

ITALIAN RIVIERA Cinque Terre

1 Pisa

2

FLORENCE

GREECE

Apennine Mountains

ATHENS

3

Pisa

FLORENCE

Chianti Region

Chianti Region

Apennine Mountains

San Gimignano

ITALY

AEGEAN SEA

3

MYKONOS 3

3 Vatican City

IOS

Vatican City Mt. Vesuvius

3

SORRENTO

SANTORINI

GREEK ISLAND HOPPING P.104

13 DAYS

ROME

2

ROME

3

1 COUNTRY

Pompeii

2

Isle of Capri

ITALIAN ESPRESSO P.112

SIMPLY ITALY P.110

12 DAYS

2 COUNTRIES

8 DAYS

2 COUNTRIES

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

BILBAO

San Sebastian

1 1

PAMPLONA

BARCELONA

2

2

2

1

1

IBIZA EGYPT

1

HURGHADA 1 LUXOR

Esna

1 2

Sierra Nevada Mountains

EZ

LE

CORDOBA

1

I EN

2

CROATIA

SU

TH

SPAIN

EDFU

RED SEA

Kom Ombo

1

GRANADA

LJUBLJANA

1

OF

3

Toledo

SEVILLE

SLOVENIA

LF

MADRID

BUDAPEST

CAIRO Giza Sakkara

GU

Segovia

HUNGARY

Pyrenees Mountains Zaragoza

ASWAN

PLITVICE

1

1

SPLIT

1

BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

ZADAR

2

2

DUBROVNIK

LAKE NASSER

SARAJEVO

Mostar

2

Kotor

Gibraltar

BELGRADE SERBIA

MONTENEGRO

2

BUDVA

ADRIATIC SEA

SPANISH SPREE P.114

14 DAYS

2 COUNTRIES

EGYPT & THE NILE P.123

8 DAYS

1 COUNTRY

BEST OF BALKANS START SPLIT P.132

15 DAYS

6 COUNTRIES


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Isle of Skye

Loch Ness SCOTLAND

1 WEST HIGHLANDS

GEIRANGER 1

VOSS

GLASGOW 1

Lillehammer

1

1

GJOVIK

END

GULF OF BOTHNIA

FINLAN

HELSINKI

Hardangervidda Region

Giant’s Causeway

1 LONDONDERRY

1

OSLO

N.IRELAND

2

1

2

REP. OF IRELAND

STOCKHOLM

2 GALWAY

BALTIC SEA SWEDEN

NORTH SEA

SPLIT

Hadrian’s Wall

Gretna Green

1 LAKE DISTRICT

Larne

1 BELFAST

Lake Vanern

NORWAY

St Andrews

2 EDINBURGH

Stirling

Lom Sognefjord

1

IRISH SEA

START

Blarney

2 DUBLIN

ENGLAND

ADRIATIC SEA

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND P.144

5 COUNTRIES

16 DAYS

5 COUNTRIES

BODRUM

8 DAYS

1 COUNTRY

ZAMBIA Jerash

TEL AVIV

Western Wall

4

2

1

JERUSALEM

Cleopatra Island

Mazi

CROATIA ISLAND SAIL P.150

START

END

TURKEY

Orak Island

2

DUBROVNIK

WALES

1 CORK

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

1

1

KORCULA

LONDON

12 DAYS

Pabucburnu KISEBUKU Yaliciftlik

TRSTENIK 1

1 LIVERPOOL

2

SCANDINAVIA P.136

2

CROATIA

1

Holyhead

Cliffs of Moher

DENMARK

MAKARSKA

HVAR 1 YORK

Kilkenny

COPENHAGEN

1

1

AMMAN

CHOBE

GULF OF GOKOVA

1

Ballisu

ISRAEL

ENGLISH

1 HARBOUR

1

Johannesburg ATLANTIC OCEAN

1

EILAT

SEVEN ISLANDS

ZIMBABWE

JORDAN

PETRA

LÖNGÖZ

END

VICTORIA FALLS

BOTSWANA

Dead Sea

COKERTME

2

2

SOUTH AFRICA

2

1

KRUGER 2 NATIONAL PARK EMALAHLENI INDIAN OCEAN

Wadi Rum START

CAPE TOWN

ISRAEL & JORDAN UNCOVERED P.172

TURKISH SAILING P.153

8 DAYS

11 DAYS

1 COUNTRY

3

CAPE, SAFARI & FALLS P.178

2 COUNTRIES

11 DAYS

3 COUNTRIES

HOW TO BOOK ANGOLA

MALAWI ZAMBIA

CAPRIVI STRIP

1

NAMIBIA

SWAKOPMUND

1

Walvis Bay

SOSSUSVLEI

Ju/Hoansi Living Museum

END

2

Mahango Game Reserve

1

GROOTFONTEIN ETOSHA 2

2 1

MAUN

1

UGANDA

ZIMBABWE

OKAVANGO DELTA KASANE

KENYA

MAASAI MARA

MOZAMBIQUE START

SERENGETI

2

1 2

MAKGADIKGADI PANS BOTSWANA

START

NAIROBI

1 2

NGOROGORO CRATER

1

Once you’ve chosen your trip, here’s how to book in 3 easy steps:

LAKE ELEMENTAITA

AMBOSELI

END

2

ARUSHA

TARANGIRE

WINDHOEK

1

TANZANIA SOUTH AFRICA

INDIAN OCEAN

1. Simply pay a non-refundable (but transferrable) deposit of £60 per person within 7 days to secure your spot. 2. If you’ve taken advantage of one of our amazing Deals then you’ll need to pay by the deadline, otherwise simply pay the balance of your trip no less than 45 days before the trip departs. 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.

ATLANTIC OCEAN

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.

OKAVANGO DELTA & DESERTS P.180

13 DAYS

2 COUNTRIES

EAST AFRICA SAFARI P.182

12 DAYS

2 COUNTRIES

Important: By paying the £60 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.188 which make up the contract between you and Contiki.


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EUROPE ALBANIA 1 European Explorer 33 days 1 European Adventurer 37 days 1 Adriatic Spirit 8 days 1 Adriatic Unearthed 15 days

56 92 128 130

AUSTRIA 2 w Berlin to Budapest by train 9 days 38 1 w European Discovery 12 days 44 1 w European Encounter 16 days 47 4 w European Vistas 23 days 52 2 w Winter Wanderer 24 days 54 2 European Explorer 33 days 56 1 w Eastern Rocker 8 days 64 1 w Eastern Trail 9 days 69 1 w Eastern Quest 10 days 71 1 European Horizon 10 days 72 1 w Trail to London 16 days 77 2 w Trail to Rome 16 days 78 1 European Whirl 18 days 82 1 w Quest to London 18 days 83 2 European Escapade 23 days 84 2 w European Trail 23 days 86 1 w European Quest 25 days 88 3 European Contrasts 29 days 90 4 European Adventurer 37 days 92 3 Ultimate European + Egypt or Greece 45 days 94 2 Eastern Road 13 days 134 6/13 w Ski Only 7/14 days 158 7/14 w Ski Plus 8/15 days 158 4 w Ski Austria Weekender 5 days 159 3 w Mini Ski Austria 4 days 159 2 Sziget Festival 10 days 162 BELARUS 1 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 22 days 138 1 Russia Plus 14 days 141 BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA 2 Balkans Discovery 11 days 2 Best of Balkans 15 days

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BULGARIA 1 Ultimate European + Egypt or Greece 45 days 94 CROATIA 2 Road To Croatia 14 days 2 European Dream 20 days 3 European Explorer 33 days 3 European Adventurer 37 days 2 The Mini Balkan 5 days 2 Adriatic Horizons 8 days 8 Croatian Islands & National Parks 8 days 1 Adriatic Spirit 8 days 3 Balkans Discovery 11 days 3 Adriatic Unearthed 15 days 5 Best of Balkans 15 days 7 Croatia Island Sail 8 days 7 Croatia Island Sail Plus 8 days

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CZECH REPUBLIC 2 w Berlin to Budapest by train 9 days 38 2 w European Encounter 16 days 47 2 w European Inspiration 19 days 48 2 European Dream 20 days 50 2 w European Vistas 23 days 52 2 w Winter Wanderer 24 days 54 2 w Eastern Rocker 8 days 64 2 w Eastern Quest 10 days 71 2 w Trail to Rome 16 days 78 2 European Whirl 18 days 82 2 w Quest to London 18 days 83 2 w European Trail 23 days 86 2 w European Quest 25 days 88 2 European Contrasts 29 days 90 2 Eastern Road 13 days 134 2 Sziget Festival 10 days 162 DENMARK 2 Scandinavia 12 days 136 2 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 22 days 138

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PAGE EGYPT 6 Ultimate European + Egypt 45 days 94 7 w Egypt & The Nile 8 days 123

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ENGLAND 1 w London to Berlin by train 8 days 3 w England & Scotland 9 days 3 w Great Britain & Ireland 16 days 4 w London NYE 4 days

36 143 144 166

FINLAND 2 Scandinavia End Helsinki 12 days 136 1 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 22 days 138 1 Russia Plus Start Helsinki 14 days 141 FRANCE 2 Road to Paris 7 days 34 2 w London to Berlin by train 8 days 36 3 Rome to Barcelona by train 9 days 40 2 w European Magic 9 days 42 2 w European Discovery 12 days 44 2 w European Encounter 16 days 47 2 w European Inspiration 19 days 48 2 European Dream 20 days 50 2 w European Vistas 23 days 52 5 w Winter Wanderer 24 days 54 5 European Explorer 33 days 56 2 w Europe in one week 8 days 62 2 w Western Rocker 8 days 65 3 w Western Quest 8 days 66 2 w Mediterranean Quest 9 days 70 2 European Horizon 10 days 72 5 European Highlights 14 days 74 6 London to Rome 15 days 76 2 w Trail to London 16 days 77 5 w Quest to Rome 16 days 79 6 London to Athens 17 days 80 2 European Whirl 18 days 82 2 w Quest to London 18 days 83 6 European Escapade 23 days 84 2 w European Trail 23 days 86 5 w European Quest 25 days 88 6 European Contrasts 29 days 90 7 European Adventurer 37 days 92 7 Ultimate European + Egypt or Greece 45 days 94 3 w Paris for New Year 4 days 167 3 w Paris for Christmas 4 days 168 GERMANY 2 w London to Berlin by train 8 days 36 2 w Berlin to Budapest by train 9 days 38 2 w European Magic 9 days 42 3 w European Discovery 12 days 44 2 Road To Croatia 14 days 46 2 w European Encounter 16 days 47 4 w European Inspiration 19 days 48 2 European Dream 20 days 50 2 w European Vistas 23 days 52 3 w Winter Wanderer 24 days 54 2 European Explorer 33 days 56 1 w Europe in one week 8 days 62 2 w Eastern Rocker 8 days 64 2 w Eastern Quest 10 days 71 2 European Horizon 10 days 72 2 European Highlights 14 days 74 2 w Trail to Rome 16 days 78 3 European Whirl 18 days 82 2 w Quest to London 18 days 83 2 European Escapade 23 days 84 2 w European Trail 23 days 86 2 w European Quest 25 days 88 2 European Contrasts 29 days 90 2 European Adventurer 37 days 92 2 Ultimate European + Egypt or Greece 45 days 94 2 Eastern Road 13 days 134 2 Sziget Festival 10 days 162 4-6 Oktoberfest 5/6 or 7 days 163 3 w Berlin NYE 4 days 166 GREECE 5 European Explorer + Greek Island Cruising 33 days 5 European Explorer + Mykonos Island 33 days 8 Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape 9 days 1 London to Athens 17 days 3 European Contrasts 29 days

w THESE TRIPS ALSO OPERATE IN WINTER

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European Adventurer 37 days Ultimate European + Greek Island 45 days Ultimate European + Egypt 45 days Mediterranean Escape 10 days Greek Island Hopping 13 days Spotlight on Greece 4 days Adriatic Spirit 8 days Adriatic Unearthed 15 days Greek Sailing 8 days

92 94 94 102 104 106 128 130 152

HUNGARY 2 w Berlin to Budapest by train 9 days 38 2 Road To Croatia 14 days 46 2 European Dream 20 days 50 2 w Eastern Trail 9 days 69 2 w Trail to London 16 days 77 2 w Trail to Rome 16 days 78 2 Ultimate European + Egypt or Greece 45 days 94 2 Balkans Discovery 11 days 129 2 Best of Balkans 15 days 132 2 Eastern Road 13 days 134 3 Sziget Festival 10 days 162 ICELAND 5 w Fire & Ice 6 days

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IRELAND 7 Ireland 8 days 7 Scotland & Ireland 13 days 7 w Great Britain & Ireland 16 days 3 w St. Patrick’s Day 4 days

142 142 144 169

ITALY 1 Road to Paris 7 days 34 3 Rome to Barcelona by train 9 days 40 2 w European Magic 9 days 42 4 w European Discovery 12 days 44 5 w European Encounter 16 days 47 6 w European Inspiration 19 days 48 1 European Dream 20 days 50 5 w European Vistas 23 days 52 5 w Winter Wanderer 24 days 54 6 European Explorer 33 days 56 3 w Western Rocker 8 days 65 2 w Eastern Trail 9 days 69 6 w Mediterranean Quest 9 days 70 2 w Eastern Quest 10 days 71 1 European Horizon 10 days 72 4 European Highlights 14 days 74 6 London to Rome 15 days 76 5 w Trail to London 16 days 77 2 w Trail to Rome 16 days 78 6 w Quest to Rome 16 days 79 6 London to Athens 17 days 80 5 European Whirl 18 days 82 8 w Quest to London 18 days 83 6 European Escapade 23 days 84 5 w European Trail 23 days 86 8 w European Quest 25 days 88 6 European Contrasts 29 days 90 6 European Adventurer 37 days 92 6 Ultimate European + Egypt or Greece 45 days 94 3 Mediterranean Escape 10 days 102 11 w Simply Italy 12 days 110 7 w Italian Espresso 8 days 112 4 Adriatic Horizons 8 days 125 2 Adriatic Spirit 8 days 128 6 Adriatic Unearthed 15 days 130 MOROCCO 5 w Spain, Morocco& Portugal 15 days 5 w Iberian Peninsula & Morocco 21 days 4 w Morocco 5 days NETHERLANDS 2 w London to Berlin by train 8 days 1 w European Magic 9 days 1 w European Discovery 12 days 2 Road To Croatia 14 days 1 w European Encounter 16 days 2 w European Inspiration 19 days 2 European Dream 20 days 2 w European Vistas 23 days

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Winter Wanderer 24 days 54 European Explorer 33 days 56 w Europe in one week 8 days 62 w Eastern Rocker 8 days 64 w Eastern Quest 10 days 71 European Horizon 10 days 72 European Highlights 14 days 74 w Trail to Rome 16 days 78 European Whirl 18 days 82 w Quest to London 18 days 83 European Escapade 23 days 84 w European Trail 23 days 86 w European Quest 25 days 88 European Contrasts 29 days 90 European Adventurer 37 days 92 Ultimate European + Egypt or Greece 45 days 94 w Amsterdam for NYE 4 days 167 w Amsterdam for Xmas 4 days 168 Amsterdam for King’s Day 4 days 167 Amsterdam for Easter 4 days 168

NORWAY 5 Scandinavia 12 days 136 5 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 22 days 138 POLAND 4 w European Vistas 23 days 52 2 w Eastern Trail 9 days 69 2 w Trail to London 16 days 77 2 w Trail to Rome 16 days 78 2 w European Trail 23 days 86 2 Eastern Road 13 days 134 2 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 22 days 138 2 Russia Plus 14 days 141 PORTUGAL 4 w Fiestas & Siestas 12 days 8 Portugal City & Surf 9 days 2 w Spain, Morocco & Portugal 15 days 2 w Iberian Peninsula & Morocco 21 days

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SCOTLAND 5 Scotland & Ireland 13 days 5 w England & Scotland 9 days 5 w Great Britain & Ireland 16 days 3/4 w Hogmanay NYE 4/5 days

142 143 144 169

SERBIA 1 Ultimate European + Egypt or Greece 45 days 94 1 Balkans Discovery 11 days 129 1 Best of Balkans 15 days 132

34 50 69 77 78 86 92 124 125 130 132

SPAIN 2 Rome to Barcelona by train 9 days 40 2 w Winter Wanderer 24 days 54 2 European Explorer 33 days 56 4 w Western Quest 8 days 66 8 Ibiza & Beyond 9 days 67 2 London to Rome 15 days 76 4 w Quest to Rome 16 days 79 2 London to Athens 17 days 80 2 European Escapade 23 days 84 2 European Adventurer 37 days 92 2 Ultimate European + Egypt or Greece 45 days 94 7 w Fiestas & Siestas 12 days 113 13 w Spanish Spree 14 days 114

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Spain, Morocco & Portugal 15 days w Iberian Peninsula & Morocco 21 days

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SWEDEN 2 Scandinavia 12 days 136 2 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 22 days 138 1 Russia Plus Start Stockholm 14 days 141 SWITZERLAND 2 Road to Paris 7 days 34 1 w European Magic 9 days 42 1 w European Discovery 12 days 44 2 w European Encounter 16 days 47 2 w European Inspiration 19 days 48 2 w European Vistas 23 days 52 2 w Winter Wanderer 24 days 54 2 European Explorer + Greek Island Cruise 33 days 56 2 w Europe in one week 8 days 62 2 w Western Rocker 8 days 65 2 European Horizon 10 days 72 2 w Trail to London 16 days 77 2 European Whirl 18 days 82 2 European Escapade 23 days 84 2 w European Trail 23 days 86 2 European Contrasts 29 days 90 2 European Adventurer 37 days 92 2 Ultimate European + Egypt or Greece 45 days 94 TURKEY 2 European Explorer + Greek Island Cruising 33 days 56 4 Ultimate European + Egypt or Greece 45 days 94 6 Turkish Delight 7 days 108 13 Turkish Adventure 14 days 109 7 Turkish Sailing 8 days 153

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RUSSIA 7 Scandinavia & Russia Plus 22 days 138 7 Best of Russia 8 days 140 6 Russia Plus 14 days 141

SLOVENIA 1 Road to Paris 7 days 1 European Dream 20 days 1 w Eastern Trail 9 days 1 w Trail to London 16 days 1 w Trail to Rome 16 days 1 w European Trail 23 days 1 European Adventurer 37 days 1 The Mini Balkan 5 days 1 Adriatic Horizons 8 days 1 Adriatic Unearthed 15 days 1 Best of Balkans 15 days

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AFRICA BOTSWANA 2 Cape, Safari & Falls 11 days 178 4 Okavango Delta & Deserts 13 days 180 6 Southern Africa Safari 23 days 184 KENYA 6 Kenyan Highlights 7 days 6 East Africa Safari 12 days

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NAMIBIA 8 Okavango Delta & Deserts 13 days 180 8 Southern Africa Safari 23 days 184 SOUTH AFRICA 2 Cape Town Explorer 3 days 6 Cape, Safari & Falls 11 days 6 Southern Africa Safari 23 days TANZANIA 5 Taste of Tanzania 6 days 6 East Africa Safari 12 days 3/4/5 Zanzibar Beach Escape 4/5/6 days 3/4/5 Zanzibar Resort Escape 4/5/6 days 6 Marangu Kili Climb 7 days

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UGANDA 3 Gorilla Trek 4 days

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ZIMBABWE 2 Cape, Safari & Falls 11 days 2 Southern Africa Safari 23 days

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THE MIDDLE EAST ISRAEL 2 Israel & Jordan Uncovered 11 days

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JORDAN 2 Israel & Jordan Uncovered 11 days

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