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USA, Canada & Mexico Incl. Hawaii stopovers 2012\13

Legendary for a reason\ 3\Countries.23\Tours. 12\WorldHeritageSites. 2\WaystoGo. 1\Contiki.


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Discover more with Contiki Contiki’s USA, Canada & Mexico For travellers like you Explore the USA, Canada & Mexico Meet our team & getting around Food & accommodation Only Contiki includes more Explore more Compare Contiki Savings & deals Contiki loves... Contiki online

USA tours\ 18\19

Wild Western 14 Days from US$1835

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LA to the Bay 11 Days from US$1519

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Western Highlights 8 Days from US$1079

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California Highlights 8 Days from US$1045

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Grand Southern 26 Days from US$3559

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Southern Adventure 13 Days from US$1869

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Eastern Discovery 14 Days from US$2049

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Best of USA 14 Days US$3255

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Northern Adventure 14 Days US$2255

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Grand Northern 26 Days US$3615

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North by North East 13 Days US$1919

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Eastern Escapade 13 Days US$2019

Canada tours\ 40\41

Grand Canadian 20/22 Days from US$3299

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Canada & the Rockies 11/13 Days from US$1849

Mexico tours\ 44 45

Contiki in Mexico Mexico Grande 13 Days US$2239

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Mexican Fiesta 9 Days US$1245

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Yucatan Highlights 6 Days US$1055

More ways to travel\ 48

New York New Year 4 Days US$1099

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Las Vegas New Year 4 Days from US$749

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Miami New Year 4 Days from US$799

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New York Uncovered 4 Days from US$619

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LA Explorer 3/5 Days from US$209

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Hawaii \ Waikiki Explorer 3/5 Days from US$199

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Winter & Ski Tahoe tours

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Departure Points & Stay Longer Got a question? Booking conditions How to book

Life changing experiences from US$131 per day.

“We’re all travellers who are as passionate about seeing the world as you are.”


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Discover\ More\ Travelling to the USA, Canada & Mexico with us is all about living the dream. From road tripping down Route 66 to rolling down South Beach Miami by bike or chilling on a Cancun beach, it’s about good times, great places & awesome people. It’s about experiencing more of the best for less, going local & making friends for life with a group of like-minded travellers along the way. We’re the original travel company for 18-35s & we’ve been showing young travellers the world for 50 years. Our USA, Canada & Mexico trips are legendary – exclusively for 18-35s, packed with more inclusions & more amazing ways to chill or explore. It’s about good food, great accommodation, awesome people, cool places & an exceptional team to show you around & bring it all to life. Going solo? First time traveller? Seasoned explorer? Travelling with friends? With Contiki the glove will always fit. Our expertise means you’ll have a fantastic experience, an epic journey where you’ll see & discover more, with less hassle. We take care of the details, so you can get on with sharing the great times. We’re committed to sustainable travel, whether it’s through our partnership with adventurer, environmentalist & explorer Celine Cousteau, our efforts to protect the world’s oceans or our other responsible travel initiatives.

There’s a whole wide world to explore. Come see it with us.

Meet us & other Contiki travellers online: contiki.com/community facebook.com/contiki twitter.com/contikiasia youtube.com/contiki flickr.com/contikiholidays


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You only know when you go...

Yellowstone Park\ The Rockies\ Cancun beaches\ Las Vegas\ The Grand Canyon\ Experience the USA, Canada & Mexico\

From seeing, tasting & touching, travelling is about diving head first into new cultures, finding out what makes them tick & discovering more. It’s about being inspired, amazed & changing the way you think about the world. Like watching the sun rise over the Grand Canyon, staring in wonder at Mexico’s Mayan ruins, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, seeing the New York skyline from the top of the Empire State Building & waking up to incredible views of the Rockies. North America’s natural wonders, national parks, endless landscapes, buzzing big cities & patriotic pride makes it second to none. Its diversity, local characters & its spirit is what makes it so unique. From California cool & Southern charm to Mexico’s chilled vibes & the action of Canada, it’s a feast for the senses. And ok, maybe it’s a little bit about the bragging rights back home too... See contiki.com/ contiki-experience

hike the rim of the grand canyon\tour the ruins of chichen itza\see the san fran sunset on a catamaran cruise\party miami-style\get your kicks on route 66\ snowboard the peaks of lake tahoe\dance to the rhythms of jazz in new orleans\chill on the beaches of cancun\feel the spray of niagara falls\check out the hollywood walk of fame\sip champagne in vegas\ walk the athabasca glacier\stroll the charming lanes of quebec city and many more…


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Go Contiki\

Contiki & UNESCO’s World Heritage sites Most Contiki tours visit World Heritage sites, so look for the World Heritage symbol on the tour pages or ďŹ nd out more at: contiki.com/worldheritagelist.


The Contiki Difference\ See for yourself why we’re exceptional... Experience Contiki\

More free time\

The USA, Canada & Mexico’s incredible sights, cities, monuments, people & landscapes are what makes them so exceptional. Contiki is no different. 50 years of life-changing trips for 18-35’s mean we know exactly what you’re after when you travel.

On top of all that we include in our tours, we still make sure we leave plenty of ‘you time’. Whether you use it to chill out, go exploring, sleep or do something more adventurous, there’s free time each day to explore your way. And, if you’re looking for some other inspirational things to do, we’ve got heaps of Optional Activities on hand to help you get the most out of your trip. Like whitewater rafting, skiing in Lake Tahoe, heli rides, food tours, plus many more. See p.12-13 for more.

Explore your way\ Whatever type of travel experience you’re looking for, we’ve got it. From the East Coast to the West Coast, from Hawaii to Miami to everything in between, there’s guaranteed to be a Contiki adventure to suit. With trips from 3-26 days, no matter what you want to see, or the time you’ve got, or your budget, you’ll find your perfect trip with us.

Just for you\ From our Tour Managers & Tour Drivers to our customer service teams & local guides, everyone at Contiki has a single focus – to make sure your Contiki experience is the trip of a lifetime. We’re all passionate travellers who live & breathe the USA, Canada & Mexico & bringing it to life is what we do. We take the hassle out of travel, so the only thing you need to worry about is getting on with having a great time.

More experiences for less\ From seeing the White House, touring Chichen Itza & hiking the Grand Canyon, to our exclusive inclusions that are just with us, travelling with Contiki means you’ll get more of the best bits, for no extra cash. Visit the home of the ‘king’ at Graceland, learn to cook cajun in New Orleans, get on 2-wheels for a bike tour in Miami & live it up with a limo ride & champagne in Vegas plus more – we include it all.

Saving you time & money\ Time because we take the hassle out of getting around & money, because our experience means we can get awesome deals – deals you wouldn’t get if you travelled any other way. It would be hard to get what we do for less – check out p.14 to see how Contiki stacks up & find out even more ways you can save more cash with our deals on p.15.

Authentic experiences\

Going solo?\

Wherever you travel you want to go local & get the true local experience. It may be a cookout with cowboys in Banff, finding that perfect cocktail bar in New York, dancing at a little jazz club in New Orleans or cruising on a ‘Trajinera’ in Mexico. We’ll help you get under the skin of the countries you visit. Our team spend most of their lives travelling, so we’re the perfect people to show you the real, local experiences.

While the majority of our travellers set out solo, one thing is for sure - you never finish a Contiki trip without new friends. Because more than half our travellers go it alone, you are guaranteed to link up with young (18-35 is all we do), adventurous & like-minded travel mates. We don’t charge single supplements for solo travellers. We’ll match you up with a same-sex room-mate, or if you want, you can always opt for the privacy of your own room for a little extra.

Amazing places to stay\ With our hotel accommodation & our unique Special Stay experiences, you’ll sleep easy with Contiki. Think a hotel in Vegas, right on ‘The Strip’, a hotel in LA with a rooftop garden, a hotel in the heart of San Francisco & a lodge near the rim of the Grand Canyon. Our Special Stay experiences really give you a taste of something unique in the places we visit, like chalets overlooking the Rockies & cute comfy cabins on the edge of stunning Bass Lake.

First big trip?\ Your first big trip away can be a bit daunting, even if you’ve travelled a lot before. That’s where Contiki steps in. From the moment you decide to go, we’re here to help. How do I get a passport? What visas might I need? What do I pack? Give us a call, drop us an email or get online - we’ll answer your questions & give you lots of essential travel tips & advice so you’re ready to start your adventure. When you travel with us, you’ll receive an exclusive Contiki-only Travellers Guide filled with loads of essential pre-trip info too. This travel must-have gives you tips on the destinations you’re headed to, ideas on what to pack, currency info, other cool ideas for your free time, plus lots more.


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Explore North America\ Live it up in the USA

From National Parks to beaches, vibrant cities to small town charm, high energy vibes & low key cool, the USA has it all. From NY to LA, San Fran to Chicago & Vegas to Washington, go off the beaten track & into the real USA. Its stunning National Parks, natural wonders & amazing beaches are equally as special. Take to the skies as you take a ride over the Grand Canyon, go cruising for crocs in New Orleans, raft the rapids in Cody, hot air balloon in Wyoming...get ready to live the experience.

Incredible Canada From its chic French charm of the East, to the adrenalin rush of the West, get a taste of everything Canadian. Get your city fix in cosmopolitan Montreal, charming French Quebec, or big city Toronto. Then, take it up a notch & unleash the adrenalin junkie within. Walk on the glaciers, saddle up for the Calgary Stampede, hit the rapids in Banff or hike the trails of Whistler. It’s all here & we’ll help you uncover it all.

Go Mexico Rich cultural traditions, stunning beaches & natural landscapes make Mexico the perfect place to chill. Relax on the beaches of Cancun & Acapulco, head to the jungles of Yucatan & mix it up with some unique Mayan heritage & cool locals for an awesome Mexican escape. For more on how we do Mexico see p.44-47.

We don’t just do tours... Take a short break in Hawaii or LA & experience your ultimate New Years Eve in Miami, NYC or Vegas. More on p.48-51.


Meet our team\

OUR EXPERT CONTIKI TEAM LIKE KRIS (RIGHT) ARE HERE TO HELP

With our Tour Managers & Tour Drivers at hand, you can relax knowing that you’ve got a reliable friend to help you discover & experience more. Their purpose is to be on hand to make sure you have the time of your life while you travel. Our Tour Managers are professional travellers, who are passionate about what they do. Their sole purpose is show you the best of North America. We’ve plucked the best of the best, chosen for their exceptional skills & dedication, sent them on a training trip (the best in the industry) to make sure they make the cut on our tours. They’ve done the hard yards, are packed full of knowledge & they’re ready to share it all with you. They take care of all the details so you don’t have to. The result? A hassle free trip. Our Tour Drivers are the same. They’ve trained hard to make sure they’ll get you where you need to go without any hassle. You can sit back & relax knowing that choosing Contiki mean’s getting from A to B, finding the hotel or reading the map is never your problem. And to top it off, to give our travellers that essential local perspective, in many locations we also use local guides for an expert insider’s look at destinations too. We lead, the others follow.

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How we travel\

Travelling Contiki-style in the USA, Canada & Mexico is not just about travelling on a coach. We mix it up with included flights, boat rides & bike rides too. Travelling on our comfy coaches is more like a social event than a way to get around. You’re never short of mates to hang out with – check out the views, chat, listen to music, or recline your seat & chill. We stop at lots of great spots along the way too, so when you travel on the coach you’re guaranteed not to miss anything. You can charge your phone, iPod & iPad on board too. And what’s even better is they’re easy & hassle free. We’ll get you where you need to be, drop you at your door & unload your bags so you can hit the ground running. We know North America is a big place, so to see more, we include internal flights on some tours to get you to where the action’s at, fast. Then the fun starts. From riding down South Beach on a bike, chilling on a catamaran in San Francisco or cruising on a Trajinera in Mexico, we mix it up & give you a taste of how cool ways to travel is really done!


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Taste & Indulge\

Exploring the places you visit through food is one of the best bits about travelling. So, to make sure you do, we include some pretty incredible local meals in your tour price, so you can try the local specialities for yourself. We include breakfast on most days & lots of dinners too. But we don’t include every meal, especially lunches, for a reason. We like to keep it flexible, giving you more independence & the chance to go local, while having the freedom to suit your budget. Get ready for some extra special included meals, like a traditional Mexican feast, a BBQ complete with succulent ribs (the way they can only do them in the South) & a deep dish pizza dinner in Chicago. Think traditionally prepared meals that are full of flavours to really get your taste buds going. We’ve included lots of meals at local restaurants in your tour price too. No matter what your tastes, you’ll love what we serve up. And if you have any special dietary requirements or restrictions just tell your Tour Manager at the start of your tour.

Spectacular overnights\

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Our accommodation blends awesome hotels, with resorts, lodges & our Special Stay experiences. They’re all comfortable with facilities like en-suites, pools, in-room TV’s, fluffy towels & WiFi in some places. They’re the perfect place for you to relax & chill at the end of a busy day. Comfort & great locations At our hotel accommodation get ready for a touch of luxury. Think right on ‘The Strip’ in Las Vegas, in the heart of downtown LA & in central San Francisco & Vancouver. We keep it central, so you can go exploring in your own time & be close to where the action is at.

Special places to stay

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We call them Special Stays because they are just that - they’re unique to the places you visit. Imagine waking up in a cabin right on the edge of stunning Bass Lake, with its gorgeous pine trees & still water. Or, opening your curtains to views of the stunning Rocky Mountains.

You choose With twin-share rooms, we’ll mix you up with some same sex room-mates, so it’s no worries. It’s your choice – you can twin-share with a mate, or opt for a bit more privacy in your own room, for a little extra.

01 The Pines Lake Resort 02 The Wyndham Garden, New Orleans 03 Rio Grande Inn, New Mexico


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Only Contiki... Includes more\ Your bags are packed, you’ve saved hard & you’re ready to go. We’ve packed in loads of inclusions, to guarantee you get the most out of your trip. Like the Statue of Liberty & Empire State Building in New York, the Grand Canyon & Niagara Falls. Travelling is about really experiencing the places you visit. It’s about seeing, tasting, touching & getting a feel for what makes places really tick. It’s about getting the most out of your holiday & your money & having an awesome time along the way. Wherever we visit, we’ll line up trips to the must-see sights, plus cool stuff like bike tours, city walking tours & more. We go further than just ‘ticking the box’. We include a load of exclusive Only Contiki experiences that you’ll only get with us, so you get more out of your adventure. Look out for them beside the maps on the tour pages. On top of all we include, you’ll get more value when you travel with us. There’s no extra cost if you’re travelling solo & if you’re after a little more privacy, you can book your own room, for a little extra. You’ll sleep easy when you travel with us. From our comfy central city hotels, to our lodges, resorts & unique Special Stays at Bass Lake & Banff, you’re guaranteed to have a great nights sleep. Trying the amazing flavours & variety of food in North America is a must, & experiencing places through food is a highlight. We include lots of meals in our tour prices & more special meals too, like a Mexican feast & a succulent Southern BBQ.


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ACAPULCO CATAMARAN BOAT TRIP

CHILL ON THE BEACHES OF CANCUN

When in San Fran…

ENJOY LOADS OF INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS Day 1: New York to Boston WITH Meet up with your Contiki Team in the Apple. Take in the beauty of Rhode Is CONTIKI on our way to Boston. Hotel (D) • Visit Providence, the capital of Rhod Island • See Harvard University, Boston Com Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & original ‘Cheers’ Bar Day 2: Boston Boston is a place at the forefront of A history & there’s plenty to do day & n

EXPLORE STUNNING BRYCE CANYON

Want the best angle on San Fran? We’ve got it covered. With our unique catamaran sunset cruise on San Francisco Bay, we’ll show you the best views of this stunning city that only the bay can offer. Grab a drink as you indulge in up close views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Kirby Cove & its wildlife & take it easy as you soak up the views of the city.

6 states & 4 Canadian Pro New York, Connecticut, Rho Massachusetts, New Hamp Ontario, British Columbia &A

TAKE A SAN FRAN SUNSET CRUISE

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• Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahva • Stroll Quebec on a walking tour • Tour the ghostly side of Montreal • Cruise Niagara Falls on the Maido • Discover the Athabasca Glacier o • Reach new heights on a gondola Gt bk tt ii i

SEE MT RUSHMORE

TOUR THE HOME OF THE ‘KING’, GRACELAND

When in Vegas... Live like a high roller on our exclusive Vegas limo ride, complete with champagne! Burn down the ‘Strip’ & take in the bright lights & bling of Vegas from our stretch limo. Be a part of this iconic city as you wonder at the colourful casinos & fabulous people that flock to Sin City for its legendary good times.

RIDE A LIMO THEN HIT THE TOWN IN LAS VEGAS

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PICNIC IN THE ROCKIES

FEEL NIAGARA’S SPRAY ON THE ‘MAID OF THE MIST’


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Explore More\ Do more with your free time\ Following a rigid schedule isn’t our idea of a holiday. So on Contiki, the only thing that’s fixed are the destinations. Want to go exploring, or is chilling out & relaxing more your thing? It’s up to you. Free time means time to do free stuff too, like go shopping, chill at the beach or sit back at a bar or café & people watch. No matter what you’re into, our team will help you find what you’re after. All our trips are planned to ensure there’s loads of free time, giving you the freedom to holiday the way you want. It’s about flexibility, while giving you a load of awesome optional stuff to do too. On top of all our inclusions & essential sightseeing, we’ve hand picked a load of exciting Explore More optional activities to choose from. We’ve negotiated great prices for these & we’ll organise it all for you, so you can get even more out of your free time. Ride a hot air balloon over the desert at sunrise, go rafting in the Rockies, take a heli ride over the Grand Canyon, 4WD in the wild west, see a show in Vegas or head to the Rodeo in Dallas.

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01 Heli ride over Niagara Falls 02 Take to the water with a snorkel in Cancun 03 Jeep ride in Sedona

NB. It’s important that you check your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities & be aware that some of our optionals can be physically demanding & therefore involve some risk. 03


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Go for it & create your own adventure.

las vegas variety show\jazz cruise on the mississippi\hot air balloon over the sonoran desert\quad bike adventure in ixtapa\miami catamaran cruise\wild west jeep tour\sex & the city tour in new york\snorkelling & kayaking trip in ixtapa\nyc food cart tour\ghost walk in st augustine\whitewater raft in banff\hollywood homes of the stars tour\cn tower experience in toronto\imax movie at niagara falls\visit the rogers centre\thousand islands cruise\boston old town trolley tour\chicago river cruise\adventure jet boat ride in montreal\ grand canyon heli ride & champagne and many more‌ To find Explore More choices, look for the orange panel on the bottom of every tour page.

For a full list of optional activities for each tour go to: contiki.com/exploremore


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Great value\ Compare Contiki When you travel with Contiki you see more, get more & save more too. The result? You can do even more cool stuff. We’ve compared a typical day travelling on your own to a day on Contiki. You can’t do all we do for cheaper, see for yourself.

Las Vegas

Vancouver

USA

USA

Canada

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Viand Café (coffee & bagel with cream cheese)

Sightseeing

118

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1 night (avg. price of budget hotel/hostel, twin share room only)

Day travel pass

352

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Hotel Pennsylvania

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Total cost when travelling without Contiki (converted to US$)

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Grayline city night lights Tour

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Sky Train day pass

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Perppermill restaurant (mixed green salad, chicken & glass of wine)

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Cactus Club (Salmon entreé & salad)

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Luxor Hotel & Casino

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Tim Hortons (small coffee & a hot sandwich)

Monorail Pass

(house salad, cheese ravioli, soda & dessert)

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Luxor breakfast buffet

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Transport

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* Prices & exchange rates validated at 25th May, 2011 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s included in a Contiki tour price. Contiki pricing based on 8 Day California Highlights tour p.23.

Deals\

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Pay Early\

Save More

Save up to US$359* on your tour if you book & pay 12 months before you leave, or save up to US$179* on your tour if you book & pay 6 months before you leave. See the tour page to find out your pay early discount. * Pay Early Savings of US$359 & US$179 based on 26 Day Grand Northern p.34-35.

2 or More\

Book with Mates\

Save More

4 OR MORE Everyone saves 5% 7 OR MORE Everyone saves 7.5% 10 OR MORE Everyone saves 10% or invite an 11th person for free!

Travelling again?\

Save More with our past traveller discount

Planning your next Contiki adventure? We love our past travellers coming back for another awesome adventure, so if you book another one of our trips (anywhere we travel!) we’ll hook you up with an extra 5% discount. Plus, we’ll hook you up if you’ve travelled with our sister companies too. Easy. See p.54 for conditions. The facts: All these discounts apply to the land tour price (ie: not international flights to & from North America at the start or end of your tour). You can combine book with mates, 2 or more, travelling again & pay early discounts on tours of 8 days or longer.

Experience South America Heading to North America? Keep travelling & experience South America with Contiki. Explore ancient sites like Machu Picchu, walk in the Amazon jungles, party in Rio or BA, hang with the locals, fish for piranha & hear the roar of Iguassu Falls. With 6 epic new trips in Peru, Argentina & Brazil to experience, take advantage of our exceptional discounts & great flight deals. Ask your Travel Agent for our new brochure or see more at contiki.com/southamerica.

Savings &

Book 2 Contiki tours (of 10 days or more) at the same time. Save US$100 on your total booking. You can pick any Contiki tour as your second (or third !) – continue your holiday in North America or consider Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America or Asia.

Deals\

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Helping protect our oceans\ Contiki & Celine Cousteau We are excited about our partnership with leading environmentalist, adventurer & explorer, Celine Cousteau, granddaughter of legendary oceanographer, Jacques Cousteau. Celine will be working with us to raise awareness about environmental issues, like those affecting precious marine ecosystems. As a documentary filmmaker & gifted storyteller, Celine has a fantastic ability to connect with people from a diverse range of cultures, helping individuals to better understand their own natural environments. Check out Celine’s video message for Contiki travellers at contiki.com/celinecousteau

Did you know that oceans cover 71% of the globe, but less than 1% are under legal protected status? Beyond beautiful pictures, there’s the harsh realization that this environment is fragile & it’s up to us to protect it for ourselves & for future generations. Contiki is actively supporting two projects involved in the critical task of marine protection. We’re helping young environmentalists in their hands-on work protecting the world’s second largest barrier reef via the Mesoamerican Reef Leadership program. We’re also backing Oceana’s valuable research work in the Mediterranean Sea. Check out contiki.com/responsibletravel, where you’ll find a hub of oceans information designed to inform, inspire & compel change. Photo courtesy of Çapkin Van Alphen-CauseCentric Productions Celine Cousteau diving Photo courtesy of Patty Webster-Amazon Promise Celine Cousteau

“I am passionate about collaborating with Contiki, their team & travellers; who are part of the new generation of active citizens making a difference by understanding & protecting the Earth’s resources. The health of our fragile oceans are key to the well-being of our planet as a whole & Contiki‘s choice to help protect the marine environment is a cause which deeply resonates with me.” Celine Cousteau.

Working to make a difference\ Our Foundation.

Recycling.

We’re founding partners of The Travel Corporation Conservation Foundation, a nonprofit who has committed more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities & support sustainable tourism around the world.

The Travel Corporation & Contiki are committed to use 100% recycled paper for the body stock of all our brochures. The environmental benefits are important in the following ways:

From sponsoring the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards encouraging tourism operators to develop & share sustainable tourism practices globally, to supporting Contiki’s own special causes such as ocean conservation, the Foundation is doing some great work.

• By using paper made from recycled fibre we save approximately 90,000 trees per year.*

On the road.

• The paper mill uses a chlorine free fibre bleaching process (PCF) that avoids potential dioxins from being released into adjoining waterways.

Compared to cars, planes & trains, coaches are by far the most carbon efficient way to travel. Our modern coaches are some of the best around & all exceed strict emission regulations.

Learn more at www.ttcconservation foundation.com

• Recycled paper makes for less waste being deposited into landfills.

• The paper mill uses a complex filtration process that returns the river water in a cleaner state than initially received. • The use of 100% recovered fibre means that the mill uses approximately 1/5th of the energy that would be required to produce corresponding grades from primary fibres.

• The body stock paper in our brochures meets the following Forest/Environmental/ Process Certifications: PEFC, Blue Angel, ISO 9001 and 14001. We are proud to commit to using what is one of the most environmentally friendly coated recycled papers on Planet Earth. * Calculation based on that provided by The Environmental Defense Fund.

What about you? Looking after our planet is important & taking care of the environment shouldn’t stop when you go travelling. There are lots of small things that you can do each day to make a difference. Simple stuff like re-using your drink bottle instead of buying a new one each day, choosing products with less packaging, recycling on the go or simply turning off the lights when you leave your hotel room are all ways to lessen your environmental impact. Did you know you can reduce your carbon footprint even more by offsetting your travel? Find out how at contiki.com/ responsibletravel.


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So much more at contiki.com Whatever you are looking for, your search starts at contiki.com Looking for the trip of a lifetime? Get more details on our USA, Canada & Mexico tours and destinations, or use our great trip finder & search tools to find the holiday of your dreams. Our tour pages have in-depth itinerary information, interactive maps for a more detailed view of the tour route & list all the definite departures (we are constantly adding more dates every week). Not sure where to start or what tour to choose? Get inspiration from the Tour Genius on the Contiki homepage. Already booked with Contiki? Use our website to find out all the essential travel info & link up with your trip mates in the Contiki Community. You can also check-in online, & find out what special perks you get when you join our loyalty program.

Get connected Get advice, meet your trip mates, or become a fan! Join the Contiki Community online & connect with your tour mates before you jet off. Or meet & chat with our super-knowledgeable Contiki crew & past travellers for lots of handy travelling tips. Get answers to the big questions (like backpack or suitcase & how much money to take) & the small ones too (like finding the best tacos in Mexico City). Jump in to the conversation, start your own or have a read of what others have posted. You’ll also find tons of great advice & articles in Contikipedia too. If you’re on Facebook or Twitter, remember to follow us for the latest fun & offers. Join in at contiki.com/community Or follow us at: facebook.com/contiki twitter.com/contikiasia youtube.com/contiki flickr flickr.com/contikiholidays

Online check-in Booked your tour? Check-in online before you go - it’ll take you less than 5 minutes & you can skip the paperwork when you start your tour. Plus, you’ll also have access to your essential tour info on your Contiki profile. To find out more go to contiki.com/checkin

Get involved now at contiki.com


Wild Western plus ski or board Lake Tahoe 14 Days From US$1835pp US$132/day

3 States

2

Idaho

California, Arizona & Nevada

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GO Only Contiki

• Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne • Make the most of your free time & discover the real San Fran with a 3 day travel pass • Treat your tastebuds with a Chinatown dinner & tour in San Fran • Sit back, chill & enjoy the San Fran sunset on a catamaran cruise

Nevada SAN FRANCISCO 3

NEVADA

\ Special Stay

Colorado

2 BASS LAKE LAS CALIFORNIA VEGAS California 2 Santa Barbara

1 CARPINTERIA

Plus

Utah

Yosemite National Park

Route 66

2 GRAND CANYON

Mojave Desert

Los Angeles

• The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake

SAN DIEGO

ARIZONA Arizona

Sedona

New Mexico

2 Sonoran Desert

1 PHOENIX

contiki.com/wild-west

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Explore More Optionals

• • • •

San Diego Visit Sea World • Explore San Diego Zoo • Cruise the bay Phoenix Hot air balloon over the Sonoran Desert Sedona 4WD backcountry tour Grand Canyon IMAX movie • Heli flight over the Grand Canyon

visit contiki.com/wild-west-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

• Las Vegas See a variety show • San Francisco Culinary tour • Wine tasting • Guided bike adventure • Visit to California Academy of Sciences • Los Angeles Hollywood walking tour plus optionals for Ski Tahoe 1 or 2 day ski pass • Snowmobile ride


19 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Los Angeles to San Diego Meet up with your Contiki Team & head south to San Diego. Tap into the ‘California Dream’ on a tour through the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Tonight, party at a hip downtown club, chill out at a cool beach bar, or sip cocktails at a chic rooftop lounge. Hotel (D) • Drive through the O.C. (Orange County) & along the scenic Pacific Coast • See downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado Island & Old Town San Diego • Panoramic view of the city’s skyline from Coronado Bridge Day 2: San Diego With a free day, discover all this city has to offer. With 70 miles of beaches, a world famous zoo, sailors, surfers, shopping, culture & a Mediterranean climate, this place is a USA paradise. Hotel (B) • Visit Mission Beach (weather dependent) Day 3: San Diego to Phoenix Leave the beach behind & head toward Phoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. The sprawling city heats it up as a retail mecca, a melting pot of fun & funky dining & fun nightlife! Hotel (B) • Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, Anza Borrego Desert & Sonoran Desert Day 4: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon Travel from the ‘Valley of the Sun’ to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, stopping along the way in Sedona, a quirky town nestled in ‘red-rock country’. Cabin (B,D) • Drive the scenic route past brilliantly coloured sandstone cliffs & rugged peaks • Shop for Native American jewellery • Drive through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon • Stay in Grand Canyon National Park Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park Hike, walk, or maybe take an optional helicopter flight for an up close experience with this phenomenal natural wonder. Cabin • Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim • Watch a spectacular sunset & capture incredible photos with a visit to a panoramic viewpoint Day 6: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas Get your kicks on Route 66 on the way to the bright lights of legendary Las Vegas. Hotel (B,D) • Stop for photos & souvenirs on Route 66 • Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ • High roll with a limo ride • Visit Fremont Street Day 7: Las Vegas Be part of the glitz & glamour of Vegas as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B)

Days 8-11: Ski or board at Lake Tahoe If you’re travelling between December & March, this tour packs in 3 fun-filled days of snow sports action at Lake Tahoe (instead of Yosemite). See p.52 for more. Look for departures marked in the price panel on this page (WWIN). Hotel (D)(D)(B)(B) Day 9: Yosemite National Park Enjoy the natural beauty of Yosemite – mountains, rock formations, meadows, waterfalls & wildflowers. Hike or bike around the valley floor to soak it all up (weather dependent). Ì Contiki Special Stay, Bass Lake Resort (B,D) • Relax in the stunning mountain paradise of Bass Lake - swim, soak up some sun & enjoy watersports (seasonal) • See Yosemite’s famous rock formations, El Capitan & Half Dome • See incredible Yosemite & Bridalveil Falls Day 10: Bass Lake to San Francisco Head out of the mountains & into one of America’s most colourful & character-filled cities. Catch awesome bay views as you cross the Oakland Bay & Golden Gate bridges. Hotel (B) • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge • See North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury, the famous row houses on Alamo Square & the city’s iconic cable cars • Visit Fisherman’s Wharf Days 11-12: San Francisco There’s so much to do in this beautiful & cosmopolitan city for 2 full days. Ride the historic cable cars, shop ’til you drop in Union Square, feel the hippie vibe in Haight-Ashbury, tour notorious Alcatraz Island, or stroll through Golden Gate Park. Hotel (B,D)(D) Day 13: San Francisco to Carpinteria via Santa Barbara Today, journey south to the lush, sundrenched American Riviera. Kick back on the beach & hit the shops & galleries in Santa Barbara. Then stay overnight in the beautiful coastal town of Carpinteria. Hotel (D) • Visit famous Stearns Wharf, California’s oldest working wharf Day 14: Carpinteria to Los Angeles We motor down the spectacular California coastline before stopping at LA’s famous farmers market & The Grove, an outdoor shopping mall, where you can pick-up a tasty lunch & do some last minute shopping. Afterwards we’ll head over to star-studded Hollywood before your USA adventure wraps up & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) • Visit The Grove • See the Kodak Theater, home to the star-studded Oscar Awards • See the famous Hollywood sign, Mann’s Chinese Theatre & Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Wild Western 14 Days What’s included

Los Angeles

When to go and how much Code: WWAW/WWIN 2011/12/13 Start LA

• Non-stop nightlife Day 8: Las Vegas to Bass Lake Say goodbye to the party in the desert & hello to outdoor adventures awaiting you in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Ì Contiki Special Stay, Bass Lake Resort (D) Las Vegas

Finish LA

US$ pp

2011 NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

2 16 23 30 7 > 14 >• 21 >• 28 >

NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

15 29 6 13 20 27 3 10

1955 1955 1955 1955 1835 1835 1835 1835

2012 JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

4 > 11 > 18 > 1 > 15 > 29 > 7 > 14 > 4 18 25 2 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 15 18 25

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG

17 24 31 14 28 13 20 27 17 1 8 15 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 28 31 7

1835 1835 1835 1835 1835 1835 1835 1835 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999

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Start LA

Finish LA

2012 JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

29 1 8 12 15 22 26 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 14 21 28 5 > 12 > 19 >+ 26 >†

AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

11 14 21 25 28 4 8 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 27 4 11 18 25 1 8

1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1835 1835 1979 1835

2013 JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR

2 > 9 > 16 > 30 > 13 > 27 > 6 > 13 >

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR

15 22 29 12 26 12 19 26

1835 1835 1835 1835 1835 1835 1835 1835

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• 13 nights multi-share accommodation: 9 nights in twin-share hotels 2 nights in a twin-share cabin 2 nights in Special Stay experience (more on p.9) • 17 meals: 9 breakfasts (B) 8 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges 2 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

US$ pp

Prices above are based on twin-share (quad-share only in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. WWAW - Summer Single room supplement of US$639. WWIN - Winter Single room supplement of US$689. WWIN - Winter Single room supplement of US$899. • Celebrates Xmas in San Francisco. • Celebrates Xmas in the Grand Canyon & New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. Celebrates New Year’s Eve in the Grand Canyon. + Celebrates Xmas in Las Vegas & New Year’s Eve in Santa Barbara. † Celebrates New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. > These tours spend 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & 2 nights in San Francisco. For these tours use code WWIN. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54.

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• Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos

• Drive past Joshua trees - the famous symbol of the Mojave Desert

USA West Coast

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$195. Or pay 6 months in advance & save US$95. See p.15 for details.

More LA Combine this tour with an LA Explorer trip, giving you more time to see LA & Disney’s theme parks, more on p.51.

Mix

Match

Combine this trip with another tour & see more. You’ll also save US$100* with our multi tour discount. See p.15. * Excludes LA Explorer. The Wild Western tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Grand Southern (start LA p.24-25) • Southern Adventure (start LA p.26-27) Or fly to Vancouver & connect with the Canada & The Rockies tour (p.42-43). Or choose to fly to Mexico & connect with Mexico Grande (p.45). Use low-cost airlines Alaska Airlines or Southwest to connect to these tours.


LA to The Bay plus ski or board Lake Tahoe 11 Days From US$1519pp US$139/day

Idaho

3 states

Wyoming 2

California, Arizona & Nevada

\ Includes

GO Only Contiki

• Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne • Sit back, chill & enjoy the San Fran sunset on a catamaran cruise

Nevada SAN 1 FRANCISCO

NEVADA Colorado

2 BASS LAKE

CALIFORNIA California

LAS VEGAS

\ Special Stay

Plus

• The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake

Utah

Yosemite National Park

2

Route 66

2 GRAND CANYON

Mojave Desert Los Angeles

2

SAN DIEGO

ARIZONA Arizona Sonoran Desert

Sedona

New Mexico

1 PHOENIX

contiki.com/la-bay

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• San Diego Visit Sea World • Explore San Diego Zoo • Cruise the bay • Phoenix Hot air balloon over the Sonoran Desert • Sedona 4WD backcountry tour

visit contiki.com/la-bay-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

• Grand Canyon IMAX movie • Heli flight over the Grand Canyon • Las Vegas See a variety show plus optionals for Ski Tahoe 1 or 2 day ski pass • Snowmobile ride


21 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Los Angeles to San Diego Meet up with your Contiki Team & head south to San Diego. Tap into the ‘California Dream’ on a tour through the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Tonight, party at a hip downtown club, chill out at a cool beach bar, or sip cocktails at a chic rooftop lounge. Hotel (D) • Drive through the O.C. (Orange County) & along the scenic Pacific Coast • See downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado Island & Old Town San Diego • Panoramic view of the city’s skyline from Coronado Bridge Day 2: San Diego With a free day, discover all this city has to offer. With 70 miles of beaches, a world famous zoo, sailors, surfers, shopping, culture & a Mediterranean climate, this place is a USA paradise. Hotel (B) • Visit Mission Beach (weather dependent) Day 3: San Diego to Phoenix Leave the beach behind & head toward Phoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. The sprawling city heats it up as a retail mecca, a melting pot of fun & funky dining & fun nightlife! Hotel (B) • Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, Anza Borrego Desert & Sonoran Desert Day 4: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon Travel from the ‘Valley of the Sun’ to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, stopping along the way in Sedona, a quirky town nestled in ‘red-rock country’. Cabin (B,D) • Drive the scenic route past brilliantly coloured sandstone cliffs & rugged peaks

• Stop for photos & souvenirs on Route 66 • Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ • Visit Fremont Street Day 7: Las Vegas Be part of the glitz & glamour of Vegas as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B) • Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos

Days 8-11: Ski or board Lake Tahoe If you’re travelling between December & March, this tour packs in 3 fun-filled days of snow sports action at Lake Tahoe (instead of Yosemite). See p.52 for more. Look for departures marked in the price panel on this page (WWLA). Hotel (D)(D)(B)(B)

• See Yosemite’s famous rock formations, El Capitan & Half Dome Day 10: Bass Lake to San Francisco Head out of the mountains & into one of America’s most colourful & character-filled cities. Catch awesome bay views as you cross the Oakland Bay & Golden Gate bridges. Hotel (B) • Cross Oakland Bay & Golden Gate bridges

Day 6: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas Get your kicks on Route 66 on the way to the bright lights of legendary Las Vegas. Hotel (B,D)

Yosemite National Park

When to go and how much

• See North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury, the famous row houses on Alamo Square & the city’s iconic cable cars • Visit Fisherman’s Wharf Day 11: Depart San Francisco This morning the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

Start LA

Finish US$ San Fran pp

2011 NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

2 16 23 30 7 14 > 21 >• 28 >

NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

12 26 3 10 18 25 1 8

1519 1519 1519 1519 1565 1565 1565 1565

2012 JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

4 > 11 > 18 > 1 > 15 > 29 > 7 > 14 > 4 18 25 2 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 15 18 25

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG

15 22 29 12 26 11 18 25 14 28 5 12 26 2 9 16 23 30 7 14 21 25 28 4

1565 1565 1565 1565 1565 1565 1565 1565 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595

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Start LA

Finish US$ San Fran pp

2012 JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

29 1 8 12 15 22 26 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 14 21 28 5 > 12 > 19 >+ 26 >†

AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

8 11 18 22 25 1 5 8 15 22 29 6 13 20 27 3 10 24 1 8 16 23 30 6

1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1565 1565 1655 1565

2013 JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR

2 > 9 > 16 > 30 > 13 > 27 > 6 > 13 >

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR

13 20 27 10 24 10 17 24

1565 1565 1565 1565 1565 1565 1565 1565

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Prices above are based on twin-share (quad-share only in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. WWAF - Summer Single room supplement of US$449. WWLA - Winter Single room supplement of US$569. WWLA - Winter Single room supplement of US$785. • Celebrates Xmas in the Grand Canyon & New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. Celebrates New Year’s Eve in the Grand Canyon. + Celebrates Xmas in Las Vegas. † Celebrates New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. > These tours spend 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & 2 nights in San Francisco. For these tours use code WWLA. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54.

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San Francisco

• 10 nights accommodation: 6 nights in hotels 2 nights in a cabin 2 nights in Special Stay experience (more on p.9) • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges 2 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Code: WWAF/WWLA 2011/12/13

Day 9: Yosemite National Park Enjoy the natural beauty of Yosemite – mountains, rock formations, meadows, waterfalls & wildflowers. Hike or bike around the valley floor to soak it all up (weather dependent). Ì Contiki Special Stay, Bass Lake Resort (B,D) • Relax in the stunning mountain paradise of Bass Lake - swim, soak up some sun & enjoy watersports (seasonal)

• Drive through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon

• Watch a spectacular sunset & capture incredible photos with a visit to a panoramic viewpoint

What’s included

Day 8: Las Vegas to Bass Lake Say goodbye to the party in the desert & hello to outdoor adventures awaiting you in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Ì Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort (D) • Drive past Joshua trees - the famous symbol of the Mojave Desert

• See incredible Yosemite & Bridalveil Falls

Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park Hike, walk, or maybe take an optional helicopter flight for an up close experience with this phenomenal natural wonder. Cabin • Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim

LA to The Bay 11 Days

• Non-stop nightlife

• Shop for Native American jewellery

• Stay in Grand Canyon National Park

USA West Coast

• High roll with a limo ride

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$149. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to US$75. See p.15 for details.

More LA Combine this tour with an LA Explorer trip, giving you more time to see LA & Disney’s theme parks, more on p.51.

Mix

Match

Combine this trip with another tour & see more. You’ll also save US$100 with our multi tour discount. See p.15. The LA to The Bay tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Best of USA (p.30-31) Use low-cost Southwest Airlines to connect these tours.


Nevada

22

1

NEVADA

USA West Coast

Utah

LAS VEGAS 2

California

Route 66

CALIFORNIA

Western Highlights 8 Days

GRAND 2 CANYON

Los Angeles

2

SAN DIEGO

ARIZONA Arizona Sonoran Desert

3 States

Sedona

1 PHOENIX

California, Arizona & Nevada

What’s included • 7 nights accommodation: 5 nights in hotels 2 nights in a cabin (more on p.9) • 8 meals: 5 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges 1 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

\ Includes

Only Contiki

• Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$109. Or pay 6 months in advance & save US$55. See p.15 for details.

More LA Combine this tour with an LA Explorer trip, giving you more time to see LA & Disney’s theme parks, more on p.51.

Mix

Match

Combine this trip with another tour & see more. The Western Highlights tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Grand Southern (start LA p.24-25) • Southern Adventure (start LA p.26-27) Or fly to New York & connect with the Grand Canadian tour (p.40-41). Use low-cost airlines Southwest or JetBlue to connect these tours.

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Western Highlights

When to go and how much

8 Days From US$1079pp US$135/day

Code: WWAT/WWWH 2011/12/13 Start LA

Finish US$ Las Vegas pp

2011 NOV 2 NOV 16 NOV 23 NOV 30 DEC 7 DEC 14 DEC 21 • DEC 28 •

NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

9 23 30 7 14 21 28 4

1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079

2012 JAN 4 JAN 11 JAN 18 FEB 1 FEB 15 FEB 29 MAR 7 MAR 14 APR 4 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 16 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 15 JUL 18 JUL 25

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG

11 18 25 8 22 7 14 21 11 25 2 9 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 22 25 1

1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179

Start LA

Finish US$ Las Vegas pp

2012 JUL 29 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 12 AUG 15 AUG 22 AUG 26 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 24 OCT 31 NOV 14 NOV 21 NOV 28 DEC 5 DEC 12 DEC 19 DEC 26 +

AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

5 8 15 19 22 29 2 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 7 21 28 5 12 19 26 2

1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1135 1135 1135 1135

2013 JAN 2 JAN 9 JAN 16 JAN 30 FEB 13 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR

9 16 23 6 20 6 13 20

1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135

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Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$379. • Celebrates Xmas in the Grand Canyon. • Celebrates New Year’s Eve the Grand Canyon. Celebrates Xmas in Las Vegas. + Celebrates New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54.

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contiki.com/western Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Los Angeles to San Diego Meet up with your Contiki Team & head south to San Diego. Tap into the ‘California Dream’ on a tour through the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Tonight, party at a hip downtown club, chill out at a cool beach bar, or sip cocktails at a chic rooftop lounge. Hotel (D) • Drive through the O.C. (Orange County) & along the scenic Pacific Coast • See downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado Island & Old Town San Diego • Panoramic view of the city’s skyline from Coronado Bridge Day 2: San Diego A free day to discover all this city has to offer. With 70 miles of beaches, a world famous zoo, sailors, surfers, shopping, culture & a gentle Mediterranean climate, this place is a USA paradise. Hotel (B) • Visit Mission Beach (weather dependent) Day 3: San Diego to Phoenix Leave the beach behind & head toward Phoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. The sprawling city heats it up as a retail mecca, a melting pot of fun & funky dining & fun nightlife! Hotel (B) • Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, Anza Borrego Desert & Sonoran Desert Day 4: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon Travel from the ‘Valley of the Sun’ to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, stopping along the way in Sedona, a quirky town nestled in ‘red-rock country’. Cabin (B,D) • Drive the scenic route past brilliantly coloured sandstone cliffs & rugged peaks • Shop for Native American jewellery

• San Diego Day trip to Sea World • Explore the world’s largest zoo by tram • San Diego Bay harbour cruise • Phoenix Hot air balloon ride over the Sonoran Desert & champagne breakfast

visit contiki.com/western-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

• Drive through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon • Stay in Grand Canyon National Park Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park Hike, walk, or maybe take an optional helicopter flight for an up close experience with this phenomenal natural wonder. Cabin • Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim • Watch a spectacular sunset & capture incredible photos with a visit to a panoramic viewpoint Day 6: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas Get your kicks on Route 66 on the way to the bright lights of legendary Las Vegas. Hotel (B,D) • Stop for photos & souvenirs on Route 66 • Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ • High roll with a limo ride • Visit Fremont Street Day 7: Las Vegas Be part of the glitz & glamour of Vegas as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B) • Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos • Non-stop nightlife Day 8: Depart Las Vegas Say goodbye to the party in the desert as your US adventure wraps up & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

Las Vegas

• Sedona 4WD through the canyons & back country • Grand Canyon IMAX movie of the Grand Canyon’s history • Helicopter flight over the Canyon • Las Vegas See a famous Las Vegas variety show


23

1

California Highlights

3

contiki.com/california

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Las Vegas Meet your Tour Manager this afternoon & tonight it’s all glitz & glamour as you hit up Sin City’s party hot spots! Hotel Day 2: Las Vegas to Bass Lake Say goodbye to the party in the desert & hello to outdoor adventures awaiting you in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Ì Contiki Special Stay, Bass Lake Resort (D) • Drive past Joshua trees - the famous symbol of the Mojave Desert Day 3: Yosemite National Park Enjoy the natural beauty of Yosemite – mountains, rock formations, meadows, waterfalls & wildflowers. Hike or bike around the valley floor to soak it all up (weather dependent). Ì Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort (B,D) • Relax in the stunning mountain paradise of Bass Lake - swim, soak up some sun & enjoy watersports (seasonal) • See Yosemite’s famous rock formations, El Capitan & Half Dome • See incredible Yosemite & Bridalveil Falls Day 4: Bass Lake to San Francisco Head out of the mountains to one of America’s most colourful & character-filled cities. Catch awesome bay views as you cross the Oakland Bay & Golden Gate bridges. Hotel (B) • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge • See North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury, the famous row houses on Alamo Square & the city’s iconic cable cars • Visit Fisherman’s Wharf

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Days 2-5: Skiing at Lake Tahoe If you’re travelling between December & March, this tour packs in 3 fun-filled days of snow sports action at Lake Tahoe (instead of Yosemite). See p.52 for more. Look for departures marked in the price panel on this page (WWCA). Hotel (D)(D)(B)(B)

Days 5-6: San Francisco There’s so much to do in this beautiful & cosmopolitan city. Ride the historic cable cars, shop in Union Square, tour notorious Alcatraz Island, or stroll through Golden Gate Park. Hotel (B,D)(D) Day 7: San Francisco to Carpinteria via Santa Barbara Today, journey south to the sun-drenched American Riviera. Kick back on the beach & hit the shops & galleries in Santa Barbara. Then stay overnight in the beautiful coastal town of Carpinteria. Hotel (D) • Visit famous Stearns Wharf, California’s oldest working wharf Day 8: Carpinteria to Los Angeles We motor down the spectacular California coastline before stopping at LA’s famous farmers market & The Grove, an outdoor shopping mall, where you can pick-up a tasty lunch & do some last minute shopping. Afterwards we’ll head over to star-studded Hollywood before your USA adventure wraps up & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) • See the Kodak Theater home to the starstudded Oscar Awards • See the famous Hollywood sign, Mann’s Chinese Theatre & Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

USA West Coast

Yosemite National Park

2 BASS LAKE

CALIFORNIA California

California Highlights 8 Days

LAS VEGAS 1

Santa Barbara

1 CARPINTERIA

Mojave Desert

Los Angeles

plus ski or board Lake Tahoe

8 Days From US$1045pp US$131/day

Nevada NEVADA

SAN FRANCISCO

Arizona

2 States California & Nevada

What’s included When to go and how much Code: WWAV/WWCA 2011/12/13 Start Las Vegas

Finish LA

US$ pp

2011 NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

1 8 22 29 6 13 > 20 >• 27 >•

NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

8 15 29 6 13 20 27 3

1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1045 1045 1045

2012 JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

3 > 10 > 17 > 24 > 7 > 21 > 6 > 13 > 20 > 10 24 1 8 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 21 24

JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

10 17 24 31 14 28 13 20 27 17 1 8 15 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 28 31

1045 1045 1045 1045 1045 1045 1045 1045 1045 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259

Start Las Vegas

Finish LA

2012 JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

31 4 7 14 18 21 28 1 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 6 20 27 4 11 > 18 > 25 >

AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

7 11 14 21 25 28 4 8 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 27 4 11 18 25 1

1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1045 1045 1225

2013 JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR

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Prices above are based on twin-share (quad-share only in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. WWAV - Summer Single room supplement of US$309. WWCA - Winter Single room supplement of US$359. WWCA - Winter Single room supplement of US$575. • Celebrates Xmas in San Francisco. • Celebrates New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. Celebrates New Year’s Eve in Santa Barbara. > These tours spend 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & 2 nights in San Francisco. For these tours use code WWCA Tour starts 4:30pm & ends approx. 5:00pm. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54.

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• Las Vegas Limo ride with champagne toast • San Fransisco Wine country tour & tasting • Guided bike adventure over the Golden Gate Bridge • Visit to California Academy of Sciences

visit contiki.com/california-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

• 7 nights accommodation: 5 nights in hotels 2 nights in Special Stay experience (more on p.9) • 9 meals: 4 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges 1 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

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Only Contiki

• Make the most of your free time & discover the real San Fran with a 3 day travel pass • Treat your tastebuds with a Chinatown dinner & tour in San Fran • Sit back, chill & enjoy the San Fran sunset on a catamaran cruise

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• The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$119. Or pay 6 months in advance & save US$59. See p.15 for details.

Mix

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Combine this trip with another tour & see more. The California Highlights tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Southern Adventure (start LA p.26-27) Or fly to New York & connect with the Eastern Discovery or Grand Canadian tours (p.28-29 & p.40-41). You can also fly to Mexico & connect with Mexico Grande too (p.45). Use low-cost Southwest or JetBlue Airlines to connect these tours.

• Los Angeles Hollywood ‘Behind-the-scenes’ tour • ‘Homes of movie stars’ tour plus optionals for Ski Tahoe 1 or 2 day ski pass • Snowmobile ride


Grand Southern 26 Days From US$3559pp US$137/day

22 states California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey & New York

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• Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne • Visit the infamous 6th Floor Museum in Dallas • Pay tribute to the ‘King of Rock & Roll’ at Graceland • Tuck into ribs & enjoy BBQ treats the Southern way • Roll Miami-style on a guided bike tour • 5,4,3,2,1…blast off at the Kennedy Space Center • Discover St Augustine on a ghostly boat ride • Take a walking tour of charming Savannah

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New York NEW YORK

Wisconsin

South Dakota

Michigan New York

Wyoming

PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania

Iowa

LAS VEGAS

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WASHINGTON DC 3

Indiana

Illinois

Annapolis

DELAWARE

UTAH Utah W.Virginia

Colorado COLORADO

California

MARYLAND

Ohio

NEVADA

NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia

Nebraska

Nevada

Monument Valley

2

CORTEZ 1

Virginia VIRGINIA

Kansas Missouri

Durango

Kentucky

Route 66

Mojave Desert

2

Richmond

1 RALEIGH

N.Carolina N.CAROLINA

GRAND CANYON

Los Angeles

Arizona ARIZONA

Santa Fe

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1 ALBUQUERQUE

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2 MEMPHIS

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Charleston

Georgia GEORGIA

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• Las Vegas See a variety show • • Grand Canyon Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon • IMAX • • • Durango Whitewater rafting • 4WD jeep ride • Snowmobiling (all seasonal) • Albuquerque Hot air ballooning • • Dallas Western rodeo • Dallas “Haunts” • Dallas Cowboy Stadium • visit contiki.com/grand-southern-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Memphis Rock & Soul museum New Orleans Swamp tour • Jazz cruise • Cooking demo Miami Party cruise • Ride thriller • Dinner & nightlife Savannah Hop-on-hop-off sightseeing NYC New York City Pass

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25 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Los Angeles to Las Vegas Meet up with your Contiki Team & head out across the vast Mojave Desert to the bright lights of legendary Las Vegas. Hotel (D) • Evening tour of the world-famous ‘Strip’ • Visit Fremont Street & see the light-andlaser show Day 2: Las Vegas Be part of the glitz & glamour of Vegas as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B) • Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos • Non-stop nightlife Day 3: Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon Get your kicks on historic Route 66 as you journey to the breath-taking Grand Canyon. Cabin (D) • Stop for photos & souvenirs Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park Hike, walk, or maybe take an optional helicopter flight for an up close experience with this phenomenal natural wonder. Cabin (B) • Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim • Watch a spectacular sunset & capture incredible photos with a visit to a panoramic viewpoint Day 5: Grand Canyon to Cortez via Monument Valley Snap some photos of Monument Valley’s ‘Wild West’ landscape before arriving in Cortez, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Hotel (D) • Visit Monument Valley • See the Painted Desert Day 6: Cortez to Albuquerque via Durango Time for a Rocky Mountain high in Durango, an adventure seekers paradise. Then it’s on to Albuquerque. Hotel (B,D) • Scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains • Visit Old Town Albuquerque Day 7: Albuquerque to Amarillo Explore the exotic mix of Native American & Hispanic cultures in artistic Santa Fe. Then stop by the quirky “Cadillac Ranch” roadside attraction on your way into “Cowboy Country”. Hotel (D) • Experience Big Texan culture & food Day 8: Amarillo to Dallas We’re off to Dallas, where you’ll discover why everything is bigger & better in Texas! Hotel (B,D) Day 9: Dallas From big cars to big hair to big belt buckles to big attitude – you’ll see it all as you explore this slick city nicknamed “Big D.” Hotel (B) • Visit John F. Kennedy 6th Floor Museum • Visit the Fort Worth Stockyards Day 10: Dallas to Memphis Stop in Little Rock as you journey through the Deep South to Memphis, the birthplace of blues, rock-n-roll & soul music. Hotel (B,D) • See the Capital Building, Bill Clinton’s home while Governor of Arkansas • Cross the Mississippi River Day 11: Memphis Pay homage to “The King” on a tour of his mansion, Graceland. This afternoon, make your pilgrimage through this ‘musical mecca’ before partying on happening Beale Street. Hotel (B) • See the Civil Rights Museum & Sun Studios • Visit Beale Street, home of Blues music • Tour Graceland Day 12: Memphis to New Orleans Let the good times role as we take you sightseeing through swingin’ New Orleans, a fun-spirited city that gave birth to jazz music. Hotel (B)

• See the French Quarter, Jackson Square & the French Market Day 13: New Orleans A free day to simmer in the warm & soulful culture of “The Big Easy.” Meander through the French Quarter, feast on Creole cuisine, feel the spell of voodoo & this evening, get dancing in this party town! Hotel (B) • Enjoy the nightlife of Bourbon Street Day 14: New Orleans to Tallahassee Head through Sweet Home Alabama to Florida’s state capital, with it’s small-town feel, historic plantations & buildings. Hotel (B,D) Day 15: Tallahassee to Orlando Leave the quiet country charm of Tallahassee behind & get set for the energy of Florida’s entertainment hub, Orlando. Hotel (B,D) • One way transfers to the Amusement Parks • Visit the entertainment area of Old Town Day 16: Orlando The thrill & excitement of Orlando’s many theme parks like Disney World, will keep you fully entertained all day & night! Hotel Day 17: Orlando to Miami Venture south to the hot & hip adult playground of Miami. Hotel (B) Day 18: Miami Get into the up-tempo groove of this flashy global city – chill out on one of the many beaches, max out your credit card shopping, or star spot in South Beach’s hottest clubs. Hotel (D) • See downtown Miami • See the famous Art Deco architecture • Visit South Beach Day 19: Miami to Cocoa Beach Head north along the coast to the surfing capital of the East Coast, Cocoa Beach. Hotel Day 20: Cocoa Beach to St. Augustine via Kennedy Space Center Touch base with outer-space as you explore Kennedy Space Center before arriving in picturesque St. Augustine. Hotel (B,D) • Tour Kennedy Space Center • Visit Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, a 300 year old fortress Day 21: St. Augustine to Savannah Walk the cobblestone streets of America’s oldest city before an evening out along Savannah’s lively waterfront. Hotel (B) • See the historic city squares, homes & gardens made famous by the film ‘Forrest Gump’ Day 22: Savannah to Raleigh via Charleston Get your last dose of Southern charm in Charleston en route to the college town of Raleigh. Hotel (B,D) • See the Southern mansions Day 23: Raleigh to Washington D.C. On your way to the nation’s capital, take a break in Richmond, a city steeped in American history. Tonight experience an orientation tour after dark with all the city lights. Hotel (B,D) • See the Pentagon, White House, Capital Building, Library of Congress & Washington Monument • See the Lincoln, Jefferson, Vietnam, FDR & Korean Memorials • Visit the Smithsonian Museums Days 24-25: Washington D.C. There’s plenty to do with two free days in this distinguished city. See all the famous memorials & monuments & choose from an endless list of other must-do’s, including museums, politics, shopping, sports & nightlife. Hotel (D) • Visit Arlington National Cemetery & see the changing of the guard

Day 26: Washington D.C. to New York Stop in both Annapolis & Philadelphia before seeing the iconic sights of NYC, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

USA

Please Note: Do not book flights before 9.00pm.

Grand Southern 26 Days

• Panoramic view of New York City • Travel the Lincoln Tunnel to Manhattan • See the Lincoln Center

What’s included

New Orleans

When to go and how much Code: GSLA 2011/12/13 Start LA

Finish US$ New York pp

2011 NOV 3 NOV 24 DEC 8 • DEC 22 •

NOV DEC JAN JAN

28 19 2 16

3559 3559 3559 3559

2012 JAN 12 JAN 19 FEB 2 APR 5 APR 26 MAY 10 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 21 JUN 25 JUL 5 JUL 9 JUL 12 JUL 16 JUL 19 JUL 23 AUG 2 AUG 16 AUG 23 SEP 6 SEP 20 OCT 4 OCT 25 NOV 8 NOV 22 DEC 13 DEC 27

FEB FEB FEB APR MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT NOV DEC DEC JAN JAN

6 13 27 30 21 4 25 2 16 20 30 3 6 10 13 17 27 10 17 1 15 29 19 3 17 7 21

3559 3559 3559 3595 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3575 3575 3575 3575 3575 3575

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Start LA

Finish US$ New York pp

2013 JAN 10 FEB 4 JAN 31 + FEB 25

3575 3575

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$355. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to US$179. See p.15 for details.

Code: GSNY 2011/12/13 Start New York

Finish LA

US$ pp

2011 NOV 4 NOV 18 DEC 2 † DEC 23 >

NOV DEC DEC JAN

29 13 27 17

3559 3559 3559 3559

2012 JAN 6 JAN 20 FEB 10 FEB 17 MAR 2 OCT 19 NOV 2 NOV 23 DEC 7 < DEC 21 *

JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR NOV NOV DEC JAN JAN

31 14 6 13 27 13 27 18 1 15

3559 3559 3559 3559 3559 3575 3575 3575 3575 3575

Combine this tour with an LA Explorer or New York Uncovered trip (or both), giving you more time to experience all these two great cities have to offer, more on p.50 & p.51.

2013 JAN 11 JAN 25 FEB 8 MAR 1

FEB FEB MAR MAR

5 19 5 26

3575 3575 3575 3575

Want to start in New York? You can. This tour also operates in reverse. See price panel opposite & contiki.com for more.

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$1355. • Celebrates Xmas in Miami & New Year’s Eve in Washington DC. • Celebrates Xmas in the Grand Canyon & New Year’s Eve in Memphis. Celebrates Xmas in New Orleans & New Year’s Eve in Cocoa Beach. Celebrates New Year’s Eve in Cortez. + Celebrates Mardi Gras in New Orleans. † Celebrates Xmas in Las Vegas. > Celebrates Xmas in Washington DC & New Year’s Eve in Miami. < Celebrates Xmas in Amarillo & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. * Celebrates Xmas in Savannah & New Year’s Eve in Orlando. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54.

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• 25 nights accommodation: 23 nights in hotels 2 nights in a cabin (more on p.9) • 31 meals: 17 breakfasts (B) 14 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges 2 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

More LA More New York

Choose your direction

Mix

Match

Combine this trip with another tour & see more. You’ll also save US$100* with our multi tour discount. See p.15. * Excludes New York Uncovered & Western Highlights. The Grand Southern (start LA) tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Wild Western (p.18-19) • Grand Northern (start N.Y. p.34-35) • North by North East (start N.Y. p.36-37) • New York Uncovered (p.50) The Grand Southern (start N.Y.) tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Wild Western (p.18-19) • LA to The Bay (p.20-21) • Western Highlights (p.22)


Southern Adventure 13 Days From US$1869pp US$144/day

Oregon Idaho

California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi & Louisiana

Iowa

Nebraska

Nevada

SE OO YO

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• Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne • Visit the infamous 6th Floor Museum in Dallas • Pay tribute to the ‘King of Rock & Roll’ at Graceland • Tuck into some ribs & enjoy BBQ treats the Southern way

South Dakota Wyoming

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NEVADA

Utah UTAH Colorado COLORADO

LAS VEGAS alifornia 2 CALIFORNIA Mojave Desert

Monument Valley

CORTEZ 1

Kansas Missouri

Durango

Route 66

2

GRAND CANYON

Los Angeles

Arizona ARIZONA

Santa Fe

Ten TENNESSEE Oklahoma

1 ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

1

AMARILLO

ARKANSAS Arkansas Little Rock

NEW MEXICO

2 MEMPHIS

Mississippi MISSISSIPPI Jackson

Texas TEXAS

2 DALLAS

LOUISIANA Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS 1

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• Durango Adventure river-rafting in the Rocky Mountains (seasonal) • Albuquerque Hot air ballooning over the Rio Grande • Jeep tour of the ‘Wild West’ (seasonal) • Snowmobiling (seasonal) • Dallas Experience a rodeo (seasonal) • Dallas ‘Haunts’ • Dallas Cowboy Stadium • Grand Canyon IMAX movie of the Grand Canyon’s history • New Orleans Evening jazz cruise on the Mississippi • Helicopter flight over the Canyon • Las Vegas See a variety show • Airboat swamp ride visit contiki.com/southern-adventure-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


27 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Los Angeles to Las Vegas Meet up with your Contiki Team & head out across the vast Mojave Desert to the bright lights of Vegas. Hotel (D) • Evening tour of the world-famous ‘Strip’ • Visit Fremont Street & see the light-andlaser show Day 2: Las Vegas Be part of the glitz & glamour of Vegas as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B) • Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos • Non-stop nightlife Day 3: Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon Get your kicks on historic Route 66 as you journey to the breath-taking Grand Canyon. Cabin (D) • Stop for photos & souvenirs Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park Hike, walk, or maybe take an optional helicopter flight for an up close experience with this phenomenal natural wonder. Cabin (B) • Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim • Watch a spectacular sunset & capture incredible photos with a visit to a panoramic viewpoint Day 5: Grand Canyon to Cortez via Monument Valley Snap some photos of Monument Valley’s ‘Wild West’ landscape before arriving in Cortez, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Hotel (D) • Visit Monument Valley • See the Painted Desert Day 6: Cortez to Albuquerque via Durango Time for a Rocky Mountain high in Durango, an adventure seekers paradise. Then it’s on to Albuquerque. Hotel (B,D)

• Scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains • Visit Old Town Albuquerque Day 7: Albuquerque to Amarillo Explore the exotic mix of Native American & Hispanic cultures in artistic Santa Fe. Then stop by the quirky “Cadillac Ranch” roadside attraction on your way into “Cowboy Country”. Hotel (D) • Experience Big Texan culture & food Day 8: Amarillo to Dallas We’re off to Dallas, where you’ll discover why everything is bigger & better in Texas! Hotel (B,D) Day 9: Dallas From big cars to big hair to big belt buckles to big attitude – you’ll see it all as you explore this slick city nicknamed “Big D.” Hotel (B) • Visit the John F. Kennedy 6th Floor Museum • Visit the Fort Worth Stockyards Day 10: Dallas to Memphis Stop in Little Rock as you journey through the Deep South to Memphis, the birthplace of blues, rock-n-roll & soul music. Hotel (B,D) • See the Capital Building, Bill Clinton’s home while Governor of Arkansas • Cross the Mississippi River Day 11: Memphis Pay homage to “The King” on a tour of his mansion, Graceland. This afternoon, make your pilgrimage through this ‘musical mecca’ before partying on Beale Street. Hotel (B) • See the Civil Rights Museum & Sun Studios • Visit Beale Street, home of Blues music • Tour Graceland Day 12: Memphis to New Orleans Let the good times role as we take you sightseeing through swingin’ New Orleans, a fun-spirited city that gave birth to jazz music. Hotel (B) • See the French Quarter, Jackson Square & the French Market Day 13: Depart New Orleans This morning the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

USA Southern Adventure 13 Days What’s included • 12 nights accommodation: 10 nights in twin-share hotels 2 nights in a twin-share cabin (more on p.9) • 16 meals: 9 breakfasts (B) 7 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges • Number of World 1 Heritage sites visited Graceland

When to go and how much Code: GSLS 2011/12/13 Start LA

Finish US$ N.Orleans pp

2011 NOV 3 NOV 24 DEC 8 DEC 22 •

NOV DEC DEC JAN

15 6 20 3

1869 1869 1869 1869

2012 JAN 12 JAN 19 FEB 2 APR 5 APR 26 MAY 10 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 21 JUN 25 JUL 5 JUL 9 JUL 12 JUL 16 JUL 19 JUL 23 AUG 2 AUG 16 AUG 23 SEP 6 SEP 20 OCT 4 OCT 25 NOV 8 NOV 22 DEC 13 DEC 27 •

JAN JAN FEB APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC JAN

24 31 14 17 8 22 12 19 3 7 17 21 24 28 31 4 14 28 4 18 2 16 6 20 4 25 8

1869 1869 1869 1959 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1885 1885 1885 1885 1885 1885

Start LA 2013 JAN 10 JAN 31

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1885 1885

Code: GSNS 2011/12/13 Start Finish N.Orleans LA

US$ pp

2011 NOV 17 DEC 1 DEC 15

NOV 29 DEC 13 DEC 27

1875 1875 1875

2012 JAN 5 JAN 19 FEB 2 FEB 23 MAR 1 MAR 15 NOV 1 NOV 15 DEC 6 DEC 20 +

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR NOV NOV DEC JAN

17 31 14 6 13 27 13 27 18 1

1875 1875 1875 1875 1875 1875 1885 1885 1885 1885

2013 JAN 3 JAN 24 FEB 7 FEB 21 MAR 14

JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR

15 5 19 5 26

1885 1885 1885 1885 1885

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Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$659. • Celebrates Xmas in the Grand Canyon & New Year’s Eve in Memphis. • Celebrates New Year’s Eve in Cortez. Celebrates Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Celebrates Xmas in Las Vegas. + Celebrates Xmas in Amarillo & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. GSLS: Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. GSNS: Tour starts 9:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54.

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Airboat swamp ride, New Orleans

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$189. Or pay 6 months in advance & save US$95. See p.15 for details.

Finish US$ N.Orleans pp

More LA More New York Combine this tour with an LA Explorer or New York Uncovered trip (or both), giving you more time to experience all these two great cities have to offer, more on p.50 & p.51.

Choose your direction Want to start in New Orleans? You can. This tour also operates in reverse. See price panel opposite & contiki.com for more.

Mix

Match

Combine this trip with another tour & see more. You’ll also save US$100* with our multi tour discount. See p.15. * Excludes New York Uncovered, LA Explorer & Western Highlights. The Southern Adventure (start LA) tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Eastern Escapade (p.38-39) • New York Uncovered (p.50) The Southern Adventure (start New Orleans) tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Wild Western (p.18-19) • LA to the Bay (p.20-21) • Western Highlights (p.22)


Eastern Discovery 14 Days From US$2049pp US$147/day

NEW YORK

Michigan

Wisconsin

13 states

1

New York

Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina,North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey & New York

PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania

Iowa

NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia

Indiana

MARYLAND

Ohio

WASHINGTON DC 3

Annapolis

DELAWARE

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Missouri

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• Roll Miami-style on a guided bike tour • 5,4,3,2,1…blast off at the Kennedy Space Center • Discover the eerie side of St Augustine on a ghostly boat ride • Take a walking tour of charming Savannah

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Illinois

E C TI O N

1 RALEIGH

N.Carolina N.CAROLINA Tennessee Arkansas

S.CAROLINA S.Carolina

Mississippi MISSISSIPPI

Charleston

Georgia GEORGIA Alabama ALABAMA

1 SAVANNAH

LOUISIANA Louisiana TALLAHASSEE 1 NEW ORLEANS

1

1 ST. AUGUSTINE ORLANDO 2

COCOA 1 BEACH

Florida FLORIDA

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• New Orleans Evening jazz cruise on the Mississippi • Airboat swamp ride • Cajun/Creole cooking demonstration • Miami Speed jet boat tour • Optional dinner & nightclub access

2 MIAMI

• Savannah Hop-on-hop-off trolley tour • New york City pass for 6 key sights (New Orleans-NY only)

visit contiki.com/eastern-discovery-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


29 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive New Orleans Meet up with your Contiki Team & simmer in the warm & soulful culture of “The Big Easy” - meander in the French Quarter, feast on Creole cuisine, fall under the spell of voodoo & come evening, get dancing! Hotel Day 2: New Orleans to Tallahassee Head through Sweet Home Alabama to Florida’s state capital, with its small-town feel, historic plantations & buildings. Hotel (B,D) Day 3: Tallahassee to Orlando Leave the quiet country charm of Tallahassee behind & get set for the energy of Florida’s entertainment hub, Orlando. Hotel (B,D) • One way transfers to the Amusement Parks • Visit the entertainment area of Old Town Day 4: Orlando The thrill & excitement of Orlando’s many theme parks, like Disney World, will keep you fully entertained all day & night! Hotel Day 5: Orlando to Miami Venture south to the hot & hip adult playground of Miami. Hotel (B,D) Day 6: Miami Get into the up-tempo groove of this flashy global city – chill out on one of the many beaches, max out your credit card shopping, or star spot in South Beach’s hottest clubs. Hotel • See downtown Miami • See the famous Art Deco architecture • Visit South Beach Day 7: Miami to Cocoa Beach Head north along the coast to the surfing capital of the East Coast, Cocoa Beach. Hotel Day 8: Cocoa Beach to St. Augustine via Kennedy Space Center Touch base with outer-space as you explore Kennedy Space Center before arriving in picturesque St. Augustine. Hotel (B,D)

• Tour Kennedy Space Center • Visit Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, a 300 year old fortress Day 9: St. Augustine to Savannah Walk the cobblestone streets of America’s oldest city before an evening out along Savannah’s lively waterfront. Hotel (B) • See the historic city squares, homes & gardens made famous by the film ‘Forrest Gump’ Day 10: Savannah to Raleigh via Charleston See the gracious Old South live on with a stop in Charleston, en route to the college town of Raleigh. Hotel (B,D) • See the Southern Mansions Day 11: Raleigh to Washington D.C. On your way to the nation’s capital, take a break in Richmond, a city steeped in American history. Tonight experience an orientation tour after dark with all the city lights. Hotel (B,D) • See the Pentagon, White House, Capital Building, Library of Congress & Washington Monument • See the Lincoln, Jefferson, Vietnam, FDR & Korean Memorials • Visit the Smithsonian Museums Days 12-13: Washington D.C. There’s plenty to do for 2 free days in this distinguished city. See all the famous memorials & monuments & choose from an endless list of other must-do’s, including museums, politics, shopping, sports & nightlife. Hotel (D) • Visit Arlington National Cemetery & see the changing of the guard Day 14: Washington D.C. to New York Stop in both Annapolis & Philadelphia before seeing the iconic sights of NYC, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please Note: Do not book flights before 9.00pm.

• Panoramic view of New York City • Travel through the Lincoln Tunnel into Manhattan • See the Lincoln Center

USA Eastern Discovery 14 Days Kennedy Space Center

What’s included • 13 nights twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.9) • 15 meals: 8 breakfasts (B) 7 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges 1 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

The White House, Washington D.C

When to go and how much Code: GSLE 2011/12/13 Start N.Orleans

Finish US$ New York pp

2011 NOV 15 NOV 28 DEC 6 DEC 19 DEC 20 • JAN 2 2012 JAN 3 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 14 APR 17 MAY 8 MAY 22 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 3 JUL 7 JUL 17 JUL 21 JUL 24 JUL 28 JUL 31 AUG 4 AUG 14 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 18 OCT 2 OCT 16 NOV 6 NOV 20 DEC 4 DEC 25 •

2049 2049 2049

Start N.Orleans

Finish US$ New York pp

2013 JAN 8 JAN 22 FEB 12

JAN 21 FEB 4 FEB 25

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Code: GSNE 2011/12/13 JAN FEB FEB FEB APR MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT NOV DEC DEC JAN

16 6 13 27 30 21 4 25 2 16 20 30 3 6 10 13 17 27 10 17 1 15 29 19 3 17 7

2049 2049 2049 2049 2069 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059

Start New York

Finish US$ N.Orleans pp

2011 NOV 4 NOV 18 DEC 2 DEC 23

NOV DEC DEC JAN

17 1 15 5

2049 2049 2049 2049

2012 JAN 6 JAN 20 FEB 10 FEB 17 MAR 2 OCT 19 NOV 2 NOV 23 DEC 7 DEC 21 +

JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR NOV NOV DEC DEC JAN

19 2 23 1 15 1 15 6 20 3

2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059

2013 JAN 11 JAN 25 FEB 8 MAR 1

JAN FEB FEB MAR

24 7 21 14

2059 2059 2059 2059

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Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$675. • Celebrates Xmas in Miami & New Year’s Eve in Washington DC. • Celebrates Xmas in New Orleans & New Year’s Eve in Cocoa Beach. Celebrates Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Celebrates Xmas in Washington DC & New Year’s Eve in Orlando. + Celebrates Xmas in Savannah & New Year’s Eve in Orlando. GSLE: Tour starts 9:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. GSNE: Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54.

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Art deco Miami

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$205. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to US$105. See p.15 for details.

More New York Combine this tour with a New York Uncovered trip, giving you more time to experience all the Big Apple has to offer, more on p.50.

Choose your direction Want to start in New York? You can. This tour also operates in reverse. See price panel opposite & contiki.com for more.

Mix

Match

Combine this trip with another tour & see more. You’ll also save US$100 with our multi tour discount. See p.15. The Eastern Discovery (start New Orleans) tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Grand Northern (p.34-35) • North by North East (p.36-37) • Grand Canadian (p.40-41)


Best of USA 14 Days US$3255pp US$233/day

3 states California, Nevada & New York

\ Includes

GO Only Contiki

• Get an insiders look at LA on a guided walking tour • Sit back, chill & enjoy the San Fran sunset on a catamaran cruise • Chinatown dinner & tour in San Fran • Las Vegas limo ride & champagne • The Big Apple’s all yours with a 7 day travel pass • Come face to face with the Statue of Liberty • Get a birds eye view of Manhattan from the Empire State Building

contiki.com/best-of-usa North Dakota

Montana

Ontario

Oregon Minnesota

Wisconsin

Idaho

NewYORK York NEW

South Dakota Michigan

Wyoming

NEW YORK 4 Pennsylvania

Iowa Nebraska

NEVADA Nevada

Illinois 3 SAN FRANCISCO

Ohio

Maryland

Indiana

Utah Colorado

W.Virginia

California

SE OO YO

Kentucky

3 LAS VEGAS

IR

D

CALIFORNIA

Virginia CH

Missouri

UR

Kansas

E C TI O N

Tennessee 3 LOS ANGELES

Oklahoma Arizona

1

Arkansas

New Mexico

Alabama

Texas Mississippi

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Explore More Optionals

• Los Angeles Visit Universal Studios • Visit Disneyland • Hop-on-hopoff sightseeing • Party club crawl • Visit the Grammy Museum • San Francisco Culinary tour • Wine tasting • Guided bike adventure • Visit California Academy of Sciences

visit contiki.com/best-of-usa-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Georgia

• Las Vegas See a variety show • Heli flight to the Grand Canyon • New York Food cart tour • ‘Sex & the City’ tour • Bike Central Park • Heli flights around Manhattan • Brew tour


31 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Los Angeles Meet up with your Contiki Team in the morning & get an insider’s look at LA on a walking tour of downtown. Then cruise down star-studded Hollywood Boulevard & the Sunset Strip. Shop ’til you drop or just chill amongst the sunny beach community of Santa Monica & then get into the vibrant energy of Venice Beach’s boardwalk. Hotel (D) • Walking tour of downtown Los Angles • See Mann’s Chinese Theater & the “Walk of Fame” • Drive along famous Sunset Strip • Visit Santa Monica & Venice Beach • See Rodeo Drive & Melrose Avenue Day 2: Los Angeles Today you can choose to get behind the scenes of the movie world at Universal Studios, maybe visit the Grammy Museum, get a glimpse of the rich & famous on a Movie Star Home Tour or see more on an optional ‘hop-on-hop-off’ tour of Los Angeles. Hotel (B) Day 3: More of Los Angeles Today you can choose to check out the area’s world-famous theme parks. Explore the magical world of Disneyland - “The Happiest Place on Earth” or check out the new ‘LA Live’ entertainment venue or look for deals in the garment district. Hotel (B) Day 4: Los Angeles to San Francisco Next stop: San Fran - the city of roller coaster streets, countless cultures & the world-famous bridge. See it all on a city sightseeing tour. Hotel (D) • Visit Fisherman’s Wharf • Transfers & flight to San Francisco • See North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, the famous row houses on Alamo Square, Alcatraz & the city’s iconic cable cars • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge Day 5-6: San Francisco Spend the next two days exploring the City by the Bay. Ride historic cable cars, feel the hippie vibe in Haight-Ashbury, tour notorious Alcatraz Island, or walk through Golden Gate Park. Hotel (B)(D) Day 7: San Francisco to Las Vegas Leave your heart in San Francisco & fly to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Cruising the world famous ‘Strip’ is an unforgettable sight & sound experience. Hotel (D) • Transfers & flight to Las Vegas • Evening Illumination tour of the famous ‘Strip’

• Visit Fremont Street & some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos • Enjoy the non-stop nightlife Days 8-9: Las Vegas Hang out for a couple days in ‘Sin City’, full of glitz & glamour. Act like a high roller in one of the countless casinos, do some high-end bargain shopping in the factory outlets, catch a spectacular show & hit the party hot spots. Hotel (B) Day 10: Las Vegas to New York Leave the party in the desert & fly to larger-than-life New York City. Hotel • Transfers & flight to New York Day 11: Hello Big Apple! Sightsee lots of the city’s icons. Then this afternoon get a bird’s eye view of it all on a fantastic optional helicopter flight. After dinner, hit the streets for the electric atmosphere of Times Square & a big night out in the city that never sleeps. Hotel (D) • See Wall Street, the NYSE, Harlem’s Apollo Theatre & Museum Row, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art & Guggenheim Museum • See the famous neighbourhoods like Soho, Greenwich Village & TriBeCa • Visit the World Trade Centre site, Battery Park & Central Park • See St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center & Tiffany’s Day 12: New York, New York Check out the Manhattan skyline as we cruise to Lady Liberty. For something different you could opt for a fun optional NYC Food Cart walking tour – the foodie in you will love it. Or take the rest of the day to explore the Big Apple. Shop trendy 5th Avenue, visit Times Square or wander through NYC’s vibrant neighbourhoods & indulge in some of the delicious international food that the city is famous for. Or, discover your inner Carrie or Samantha, or Mr Big on a ’Sex & the City’ tour. Tonight, do it local & head out for pizza, cocktails or catch a famous Broadway show. Hotel (B) Day 13: More of Manhattan Today’s another free day to explore the city your way. Try cruising through Central Park on an optional bike tour, ride “The Beast” jet boat on the Hudson River, visit a world-renowned museum like The Met or MoMa Gallery, or cross the historic Brooklyn Bridge. Tonight get a different city view as we head to the top of the Empire State Building for unbeatable views of Manhattan by night. Hotel (B) • Rise up 102 floors by elevator, to the Observation Tower of the Empire State Building Day 14: Depart New York This morning the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

USA Best of USA 14 Days What’s included • 13 nights twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.9) • 11 meals: 6 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Flights to San Francisco, Las Vegas & New York • Airport transfers between cities • Metro pass for the 5 days in New York • 3 day Muni pass in San Fran • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges 1 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Las Vegas

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$325. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to US$159. See p.15 for details.

When to go and how much Code: TUSA 2011/12/13 Start LA

Finish US$ New York pp

Start LA

2011 NOV 25

DEC 8

3255

2012 DEC 13 • DEC 26

3255

2012 JAN 6 FEB 10 MAR 2 APR 19 MAY 24 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 16 AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 20 OCT 18 NOV 22

JAN FEB MAR MAY JUN JUN JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT DEC

3255 3255 3255 3255 3255 3255 3255 3255 3255 3255 3255 3255 3255 3255 3255

2013 JAN 3 FEB 14

3255 3255

19 23 15 2 6 27 4 1 8 29 12 19 3 31 5

Finish US$ New York pp

JAN 16 FEB 27

Choose your direction Want to start in New York? You can. This tour also operates in reverse. See price panel opposite & contiki.com for more.

Mix

Match

Combine this trip with another tour & see more. You’ll also save US$100 with our multi tour discount. See p.15.

Code: TUSR 2012/13 Start New York

Finish LA

US$ pp

2012 JUL 5 AUG 9 SEP 13

JUL 18 AUG 22 SEP 26

3255 3255 3255

2013 DEC 6 JAN 17

DEC 19 JAN 30

3255 3255

The Best of USA tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Eastern Escapade (p.38-39) • Grand Canadian (p.40-41)

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$1199. • Celebrates Xmas in New York. TUSA - Tour starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. TUSR - Tour starts 4:00pm & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54. Fast boat in NY harbour


Northern Adventure 14 Days US$2255pp US$162/day

British Columbia

11 states Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada & California

\ Includes

Alberta

Saskatchewan

2

Manitoba

Washington MONTANA Montana

North Dakota

GO Only Contiki

Oregon

Yellowstone National Park

WEST YELLOWSTONE 1

• Discover a Native American legend at the Crazy Horse Memorial • Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne

Idaho IDAHO

1 CODY 1

JACKSON HOLE

Wyoming WYOMING

Minnesota MINNESOTA

SOUTH DAKOTA South Dakota

MT. RUSHMORE 2

Wisconsin WISCONSIN

Badlands National Park

MADISON 1 Milwaukee

1 SIOUX FALLS

Iowa

Chicago

Nebraska

1 SALT LAKE CITY

Nevada

Illinios ILLINOIS UTAH Utah

NEVADA

Colorado Bryce Canyon Nat’l Park

Kansas

Zion Nat’l Park

fornia

LAS VEGAS

CALIFORNIA

Missouri

2 KANAB 3

Los Angeles

Grand Canyon

ARIZONA

Oklahoma

Arkansas

Arizona New Mexico

contiki.com/northern-adventure

Mississippi Texas

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Explore More Optionals

• Mount Rushmore Horseback ride • Cody Experience a rodeo (seasonal) • Adventure rafting trip (seasonal)

• Jackson Hole Hot air ballooning • Las Vegas See a variety show • Helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon with lunch & champagne

visit contiki.com/northern-adventure-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


33 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Chicago to Madison Stop in Milwaukee & tour Miller brewery, one of the nation’s largest beer brewers, en route to the university town of Madison. Hotel (D) • Drive through America’s beautiful heartland Day 2: Madison to Sioux Falls Catch the pulse of the true American Midwest on your way to Sioux Falls. Hotel (B,D) • Visit Falls Park & see the waterfall that gave the town its name Day 3: Sioux Falls to Mt. Rushmore Journey through the unique, lunar-like landscape of Badlands National Park before arriving in the stomping grounds of the Wild West. Hotel (B,D) • See colourful buttes, pinnacles & spires • Walk the Fossil Trail Day 4: Mt. Rushmore Marvel at the American presidents’ faces on iconic Mt. Rushmore & see the world’s largest mountain carving, Crazy Horse Memorial, honoring the famous Lakota Sioux warrior. Hotel (B) • Visit Mt. Rushmore National Memorial & Crazy Horse Memorial Day 5: Mt. Rushmore to Cody Visit Devil’s Tower National Monument & see the legendary Devil’s Tower as you steer toward Cody & the heart of the American West. Hotel (B) • See the scenery made famous by the blockbuster movie, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” Day 6: Cody to Yellowstone Kick back in this cowboy town or ride the rapids on an optional whitewater rafting trip before you head to Yellowstone, the world’s first national park. Hotel (B,D) • See the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the famous ‘Old Faithful’ geyser, wildlife such as buffalo, elk & possibly bears Day 7: Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole Explore the crown jewel of America’s national parks. It’s a masterpiece of

wilderness, wildlife & natural wonders. Set your sights on the towering spires of the Teton Range & arrive in the swanky, yet western-styled town of Jackson Hole. Hotel Day 8: Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City Enjoy the scenic drive through Idaho before arriving in Salt Lake City. Hotel (B) • Visit Temple Square • See the impressive six-spire Temple & Mormon Tabernacle Day 9: Salt Lake City to Kanab via Bryce Canyon National Park Hike among the richly coloured rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park on the road from Salt Lake City to Kanab. Hotel (B,D) • See the bizarre shaped canyons & rock spires called “hoodoos” Day 10: Kanab Hike, walk, or simply relax at this phenomenal natural wonder. Hotel (B) • Hike along the Canyon’s North Rim • Capture incredible photos from a panoramic viewpoint Day 11: Kanab to Las Vegas via Zion National Park Before partying like a rock star in Las Vegas, get close to nature in the dramatic landscapes of Zion National Park. Hotel (B,D) • See soaring cliffs, sculptured canyons & dramatic landscapes • See the gigantic red & white stone formations of West Temple & Watchman • Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ • Visit Fremont Street Day 12 & 13: Las Vegas It’s all glitz & glamour as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B) • Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos • Non-stop nightlife Day 14: Las Vegas to Los Angeles Leave the bling of Vegas behind & head through the vast Mojave Desert into California. Your US adventure wraps up when you arrive in Los Angeles where it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. • See the famous Joshua Trees

USA Northern Adventure 14 Days Las Vegas

What’s included • 13 nights twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.9) • 16 meals: 10 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges 2 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Cody rodeo Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$225. Or pay 6 months in advance & save US$115. See p.15 for details.

More LA Combine this tour with an LA Explorer trip, giving you more time to see LA & Disney’s theme parks, more on p.51.

Mix

Match

Combine this trip with another tour & see more. You’ll also save US$100 with our multi tour discount. See p.15. The Northern Adventure tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Wild Western (p.18-19)

When to go and how much

• LA to The Bay (p.20-21) • Western Highlights (p.22)

Code: GNNE 2012 Start Chicago

Finish LA

2012 MAY 15 JUN 5 JUN 19 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 31 AUG 14

MAY JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG

US$ pp

29 19 3 24 31 14 28

2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255

Start Chicago

Finish LA

2012 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 11 SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 16

SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

US$ pp

4 11 25 9 16 30

2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$735. Tour starts 8:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54. Bryce Canyon

Salt Lake City


Grand Northern 26 Days US$3615pp US$140/day

20 states & 2 Canadian provinces New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Quebec, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada & California

\ Includes

GO Only Contiki

• Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour • Stroll Quebec on a walking tour • Tour the ghostly side of Montreal • Cruise Niagara Falls on the ‘Maid of the Mist’ • Visit the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame • Ciao bella! Go local with a deep dish pizza dinner in Chicago • Discover a Native American legend at the Crazy Horse Memorial • Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne

contiki.com/grand-northern Alberta

Saskatchewan

Manitoba QUEBEC CITY 2

Washington

QUEBEC ONTARIO Montana MONTANA WEST YELLOWSTONE

Oregon

1

1 CODY 1 JACKSON HOLE

Minnesota MINNESOTA

SOUTH DAKOTA South Dakota

Wyoming WYOMING

MT. RUSHMORE 2

Wisconsin WISCONSIN

Badlands National Park

Michigan

Rhode Island

New York

Pennsylvania PENNSYLVANIA

ILLINOIS Illinios

1 CLEVELAND

OHIO Ohio

Delaware W.Virginia

Colorado Bryce Canyon Nat’l Park

Virginia

Kansas

Zion Nat’l Park

Missouri

2 KANAB

LAS VEGAS 3

Kentucky N.Carolina

Grand Canyon

Tennessee Los Angeles

ARIZONA Arizona

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3

Oklahoma Arkansas New Mexico

S.Carolina

Texas Mississippi

Explore More Optionals

New Jersey Maryland

INDIANA Indiana

UTAH Utah

NEVADA

CALIFORNIA

York MASSACHUSETTS NEWNew YORK CONNECTICUT Providence

Niagara Falls

CHICAGO 2

Nebraska

1 SALT LAKE CITY

2 BOSTON

TORONTO 3

MADISON Milwaukee 1

1 SIOUX FALLS

Iowa

California

Maine MAINE

Vermont NEW HAMPSHIRE

Yellowstone National Park

Idaho IDAHO

Nevada

MONTREAL 2

North Dakota

• Boston Trolley tour • • Montreal Jet boat adventure • Bike the Old City • • Toronto Visit the CN tower • Tour Rogers Centre baseball • stadium • Pub Crawl • • Niagara Falls Heli ride over the falls • IMAX movie • visit contiki.com/grand-northern-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Alabama

Georgia

Chicago Bike the lake front • Architecture cruise Mount Rushmore Horseback ride (seasonal) Cody Rodeo • Whitewater rafting (all seasonal) Jackson Hole Hot air ballooning Las Vegas See a variety show • Heli flight to the Grand Canyon


35 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: New York to Boston Meet up with your Contiki Team in largerthan-life New York City. Take in the beauty of Rhode Island on our way to Boston. Hotel (D) • Visit Providence, the capital of Rhode Island • See Harvard University, Boston Common, Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & the original ‘Cheers’ Bar Day 2: Boston Boston is a place at the forefront of American history & there’s plenty to do day & night in this bustling university town. Hotel (B) • Walk the historic Freedom Trail Day 3: Boston to Quebec City Today it’s on to the uniquely Frenchinfluenced Quebec City – a little piece of old world Europe in the middle of North America! Hotel (B,D) • Scenic drive through Maine & across the US/Canadian border Day 4: Quebec City Experience the ‘joie de vivre’ of this city by strolling down cobblestone streets & stopping in cool, street side cafes & shops. With walled fortifications protecting ‘old Quebec’, this stunning city has become a living museum. Hotel (B) • Guided walking tour of Old Quebec Day 5: Quebec City to Montreal The multi-cultural theme continues through to our next stop, Montreal, where the French combine with a diverse global population to serve up great food & cutting-edge culture. Hotel (B,D) • Visit old town Montréal, the old port & Mt. Royal, Montreal’s largest city park • See St. Joseph’s Oratory & the Olympic Stadium Day 6: Montreal You’ll love this city’s mix of Euro-charm & North American pizzazz. Head to one of the many great museums, try out an amazing range of food, shop in hip boutiques & later, party with the ‘oh so French’ Canadians! Hotel Day 7: Montreal to Toronto Behold nature’s beauty as you drive through the ‘1000 Islands’ region en route to Canada’s largest city, Toronto. Hotel (D) • Travel along the St. Lawrence River Valley & see the Thousand Islands • See the CN Tower, eclectic shops on Yonge Street & the University of Toronto Day 8: Toronto Toronto is another one of Canada’s fantastic, multi-cultural hotspots. Maybe catch a baseball game or think about zooming to the top of the world’s tallest freestanding structure, the CN Tower. Later, feel the global groove of this city’s nightlife. Hotel (B) Day 9: Toronto & Niagara Falls Take a trip to mighty Niagara Falls & get soaked in its mist as it cascades between the Canadian/US borders. Hotel (D) • Maid of the Mist boat cruise to the base of the Falls • See Niagara Falls Day 10: Toronto to Cleveland Leave Canada behind & make a musical pilgrimage to the vibrant arts scene of Cleveland. Hotel (B) • Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Day 11: Cleveland to Chicago Cross the Midwest as you road trip from one lake town to the next & arrive in bustling Chicago. Hotel (B) • See Lake Michigan, Buckingham Fountain, the Navy Pier & Chicago River

• See Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears American Football team, & U.S. Cellular Field, home to the Chicago White Sox baseball club • See the Hancock Building, Willis Tower & the Magnificent Mile Day 12: Chicago Discover cutting-edge architecture, worldclass museums, legendary blues music, fantastic dining & high-end shopping in the Windy City. Hotel (B,D) Day 13: Chicago to Madison Stop in Milwaukee & tour Miller brewery, one of the nation’s largest beer brewers, en route to the university town of Madison. Hotel (B,D) • Drive through America’s beautiful heartland Day 14: Madison to Sioux Falls Catch the pulse of the true American Midwest on your way to Sioux Falls. Hotel (B,D) • Visit Falls Park & see the waterfall that gave the town its name Day 15: Sioux Falls to Mt. Rushmore Journey through the unique, lunar-like landscape of Badlands National Park before arriving in the stomping grounds of the Wild West. Hotel (B,D) • See colourful buttes, pinnacles & spires • Walk the Fossil Trail Day 16: Mt. Rushmore Marvel at the American presidents’ faces on iconic Mt. Rushmore & see the world’s largest mountain carving, Crazy Horse Memorial, honoring the famous Lakota Sioux warrior. Hotel (B) • Visit Mt. Rushmore National Memorial & Crazy Horse Memorial Day 17: Mt. Rushmore to Cody Visit Devil’s Tower National Monument & see the legendary Devil’s Tower as you steer toward Cody & the heart of the American West. Hotel (B) • See the scenery made famous by the blockbuster movie, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” Day 18: Cody to Yellowstone Kick back in this cowboy town or ride the rapids on an optional whitewater rafting trip before you head to Yellowstone, the world’s first national park. Hotel (B,D) • See the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the famous ‘Old Faithful’ geyser, wildlife such as buffalo, elk & possibly bears Day 19: Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole Explore the crown jewel of America’s national parks. It’s a masterpiece of wilderness, wildlife & natural wonders. Set your sights on the towering spires of the Teton Range & arrive in the chic, yet western-styled ski & boarding town, Jackson Hole. Hotel Day 20: Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City Enjoy the scenic drive through Idaho before arriving in Salt Lake City. Hotel (B) • Visit Temple Square • See the impressive six-spire Temple & Mormon Tabernacle Day 21: Salt Lake City to Kanab via Bryce Canyon National Park Hike among the richly coloured rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park on the road from Salt Lake City to Kanab. Hotel (B,D) • See the bizarre shaped canyons & rock spires called “hoodoos” Day 22: Grand Canyon National Park Hike, walk, or simply relax at this phenomenal natural wonder. Hotel (B) • Hike along the Canyon’s North Rim • Capture incredible photos from a panoramic viewpoint

Day 23: Kanab to Las Vegas via Zion National Park Before partying like a rock star in Las Vegas, get close to nature in the dramatic landscapes of Zion National Park. Hotel (B,D) • See soaring cliffs, sculptured canyons & dramatic landscapes • See the gigantic red & white stone formations of West Temple & Watchman • Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ • Visit Fremont Street Day 24 & 25: Las Vegas It’s all glitz & glamour as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B) • Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos • Non-stop nightlife Day 26: Las Vegas to Los Angeles Leave the bling of Vegas behind & head through the vast Mojave Desert into California. Your US adventure wraps up when you arrive in Los Angeles where it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. • See the famous Joshua Trees

USA & Canada Grand Northern 26 Days What’s included • 25 nights twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.9) • 31 meals: 19 breakfasts (B) 12 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges 3 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Harvard tour, Boston

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$359. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to US$179. See p.15 for details. Heli ride, Niagara Falls

When to go and how much Code: GNGN 2012 Start New York

Finish LA

2012 MAY 4 MAY 25 JUN 8 JUN 29 JUL 6 JUL 20 AUG 3

MAY JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG

US$ pp

29 19 3 24 31 14 28

3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615

Start New York

Finish LA

2012 AUG 10 AUG 17 AUG 31 SEP 14 SEP 21 OCT 5

SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

US$ pp

4 11 25 9 16 30

3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$1585. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54.

More LA More New York Combine this tour with an LA Explorer or a New York Uncovered trip (or both), giving you more time to experience all these two great cities have to offer, more on p.50 & p.51.

Mix

Match

Combine this trip with another tour & see more. You’ll also save US$100* with our multi tour discount. See p.15. * Excludes Western Highlights. The Grand Northern tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Wild Western (p.18-19) • LA to The Bay (p.20-21) • Western Highlights (p.22)


North by North East 13 Days US$1919pp US$148/day

Ontario

10 states & 2 Canadian provinces

1

New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Quebec, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana & Illinois

QUEBEC CITY 2

QUEBEC MONTREAL 2

ONTARIO

\ Includes

Maine MAINE

GO Only Contiki

• Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour • Stroll Quebec on a walking tour • Tour the ghostly side of Montreal • Cruise Niagara Falls on the ‘Maid of the Mist’ • Visit the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame • Ciao bella! Go local with a deep dish pizza dinner in Chicago

Vermont NEW HAMPSHIRE TORONTO 3

Wisconsin

2 BOSTON

York MASSACHUSETTS NEWNew YORK CONNECTICUT Providence

Niagara Falls

Michigan

Rhode Island

New York

PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania CHICAGO 2

ILLINOIS Illinios

1 CLEVELAND

OHIO Ohio

New Jersey Maryland

INDIANA Indiana

Delaware W.Virginia

contiki.com/north-east

\

Explore More Optionals

• • • •

Boston Old town trolley tour Montreal Adventure jet boat ride • Guided bike tour of the Old City Thousand islands Boldt Castle & Thousand Islands cruise Toronto Visit the viewing deck of the CN Tower • Visit the Rogers Centre baseball stadium • Pub crawl with a local guide visit contiki.com/north-east-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Kentucky

Virginia

• Niagara Falls Helicopter ride over the spectacular falls • IMAX movie experience of Niagara Falls • Chicago River cruise with commentary on Chicago’s architecture • Guided bike tour of the lakefront


37 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: New York to Boston Meet up with your Contiki Team in largerthan-life New York City. Take in the beauty of Rhode Island on our way to Boston. Hotel (D) • Visit Providence, the capital of Rhode Island • See Harvard University, Boston Common, Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & the original ‘Cheers’ Bar Day 2: Boston Boston is a place at the forefront of American history & there’s plenty to do day & night in this bustling university town. Hotel (B) • Walk the historic Freedom Trail Day 3: Boston to Quebec City Today it’s on to the uniquely Frenchinfluenced Quebec City – a little piece of old world Europe in the middle of North America! Hotel (B,D) • Scenic drive through Maine & across the US/Canadian border Day 4: Quebec City Experience the ‘joie de vivre’ of this city by strolling down cobblestone streets & stopping in cool, street side cafes & shops. With walled fortifications protecting ‘old Quebec’, this stunning city has become a living museum. Hotel (B) • Guided walking tour of Old Quebec Day 5: Quebec City to Montreal The multi-cultural theme continues through to our next stop, Montreal, where the French combine with a diverse global population to serve up great food & cutting-edge culture. Hotel (B,D) • Visit old town Montréal, the old port & Mt. Royal, Montreal’s largest city park • See St. Joseph’s Oratory & the Olympic Stadium Day 6: Montreal You’ll love this city’s mix of Eurocharm & North American pizzazz. Head to one of the many great museums, try out an amazing range of food, shop in hip

boutiques & later, party with the ‘oh so French’ Canadians! Hotel Day 7: Montreal to Toronto Behold nature’s beauty as you drive through the ‘1000 Islands’ region en route to Canada’s largest city, Toronto. Hotel (D) • Travel along the St. Lawrence River Valley & see the Thousand Islands • See the CN Tower, eclectic shops on Yonge Street & the University of Toronto Day 8: Toronto Toronto is another one of Canada’s fantastic, multi-cultural hotspots. Maybe catch a baseball game or think about zooming to the top of the world’s tallest freestanding structure, the CN Tower. Later, feel the global groove of this city’s nightlife. Hotel (B) Day 9: Toronto & Niagara Falls Take a trip to mighty Niagara Falls & get soaked in its mist as it cascades between the Canadian/US borders. Hotel (D) • Maid of the Mist boat cruise to the base of the Falls • See Niagara Falls Day 10: Toronto to Cleveland Leave Canada behind & make a musical pilgrimage to the vibrant arts scene of Cleveland. Hotel (B) • Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Day 11: Cleveland to Chicago Cross the Midwest as you road trip from one lake town to the next & arrive in bustling Chicago. Hotel (B) • See Lake Michigan, Buckingham Fountain, the Navy Pier & Chicago River • See Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears American Football team, & U.S. Cellular Field, home to the Chicago White Sox baseball club • See the Hancock Building, Willis Tower & the Magnificent Mile Day 12: Chicago Discover cutting-edge architecture, worldclass museums, legendary blues music, fantastic dining & high-end shopping in the Windy City. Hotel (B,D) Day 13: Depart Chicago The tour ends this morning & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

USA & Canada North by North East 13 Days Montreal

What’s included • 12 nights twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.9) • 15 meals: 9 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges 1 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Millenium Park, Chicago

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$189. Or pay 6 months in advance & save US$95. See p.15 for details.

More New York Combine this tour with a New York Uncovered trip, giving you more time to experience all the Big Apple has to offer, more on p.50.

1000 Islands cruise

When to go and how much Code: GNNN 2012 Start New York

Finish US$ Chicago pp

2012 MAY 4 MAY 25 JUN 8 JUN 29 JUL 6 JUL 20 AUG 3

MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG

16 6 20 11 18 1 15

1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919

Start New York

Finish US$ Chicago pp

2012 AUG 10 AUG 17 AUG 31 SEP 14 SEP 21 OCT 5

AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT

22 29 12 26 3 17

1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$849. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54. Quebec

Mix

Match

Combine this trip with another tour & see more. You’ll also save US$100 with our multi tour discount. See p.15. The North by North East tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Eastern Discovery (p.28-29)


Eastern Escapade 13 Days US$2019pp US$156/day

Quebec

8 states & 2 Canadian Provinces

Ontario

2

New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ontario, Quebec, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island & Connecticut

QUEBEC

2 MONTREAL

\ Includes

GO Only Contiki

• Re-live the historical past on a guided walking tour of Philly • Visit Gettysburg National Military Park • Cruise Niagara Falls on the ‘Maid of the Mist’ • Sample some of Niagara’s best with a wine tasting • Indulge in ice cream on a tour of ‘Ben & Jerry’s’ • Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour

Maine

ONTARIO

OTTAWA 1 Vermont NEW HAMPSHIRE Concord

2 BOSTON

TORONTO 2 Wisconsin

NIAGARA FALLS 1

NEWYork YORK New

MASSACHUSETTS CONNECTICUT

Michigan

Providence Rhode Island

New York

Erie

PENNSYLVANIA

PITTSBURGH 1

PHILADELPHIA Gettysburg

1

NEW JERSEY

Amish Country

Illinois

Indiana

MARYLAND Ohio

Delaware 2 WASHINGTON DC W.Virginia Virginia

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• Niagara Falls Helicopter ride over the spectacular falls • IMAX movie experience of Niagara Falls • Toronto Visit the viewing deck of the CN Tower • Pub crawl with a local guide • Visit the Rogers Centre baseball stadium

• Montreal Adventure jet boat ride • Guided bike tour of the Old City • Boston Old town trolley tour

visit contiki.com/eastern-escapade-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


39 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: New York to Philadelphia Meet up with your Contiki Team, say so long to the Big Apple & hello to the historic, hip & art filled city, Philadelphia. Hotel (D) • Walking tour of Philadelphia Day 2: Philadelphia to Washington DC On your way to the nation’s capital, we’ll turn back the clock with a visit to Amish Country. Tonight we’ll see the sites on an illumination tour of the city’s famous monuments. Hotel (B,D) • Visit Amish Country, Arlington National Cemetery & changing of the guard • See the White House, Capital Building, Library of Congress & Washington Monument • See the Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR, Vietnam & Korean Memorials Day 3: Washington DC Take advantage of a full free day & the loads of activities & sites on offer here. The list is endless: tour the National Monuments, visit the Smithsonian Museums, people watch in colourful Georgetown or shop & get out into the pumping nightlife this evening. Hotel (B) • Visit the Smithsonian Museums Day 4: Washington DC to Pittsburgh Visit the Civil War site of Gettysburg, where President Lincoln gave the famous Gettysburg Address. Then it’s onward to the “Steel City” - Pittsburgh. Hotel • See the Strip District, Heinz Field & PNC Park in Pittsburgh Day 5: Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls Say farewell USA as we cross into Canada for a day exploring Niagara Falls. Hotel • Maid of the Mist boat cruise to the base of the falls Day 6: Niagara Falls to Toronto Soak in the vineyards, vibes & orchards of Niagara on the Lake. Tour a winery & sample some regional drops before arriving in Toronto. Hotel (B,D) • Tour a winery • See the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, eclectic shops on Yonge Street & the University of Toronto

Day 7: Toronto Toronto is a fantastic multicultural hot spot & with a free day there’s a lot to see. Maybe catch a baseball game, or zoom to the top of the world’s tallest free standing structure, the CN Tower. Later feel the global groove of the city’s nightlife. Hotel (B) Day 8: Toronto to Ottawa Enjoy nature’s beauty as you drive through the stunning ‘1000 Islands’ region en route to the Canadian capital, Ottawa. Hotel (D) • See the Rideau Canal Day 9: Ottawa to Montreal Today it’s on to the fun French feel of Montreal. This city combines its French heritage with a diverse global population, resulting in a cool cosmopolitan vibe. Hotel (B,D) • Visit Old town Montreal, the old port & Mount Royal, Montreal’s largest park • See St. Joseph’s oratory & the Olympic stadium Day 10: Montreal Indulge in the city’s mix of Euro charm & North American lifestyle as you explore today. Head to one of the many museums, taste an amazing range of food, shop the trendy boutiques & later party with the “oh so French” Canadians. Hotel Day 11: Montreal to Boston Today it’s on to historic New England with a tasty stop at the home of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Hotel (D) • Visit the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream factory • Stop in historic Montpelier & Concord • See Boston Common, Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & the original Cheers Bar Day 12: Boston At the forefront of American history, there’s plenty to do day & night in this busy university town. Ride a trolley, check out Harvard or simply chill out & enjoy the city. Hotel (B) • Walk the historic Freedom Trail Day 13: Boston to New York See the capital of Rhode Island, Providence, before heading back to the bright lights of NYC where the tour ends & it’s time to say good-bye to your new friends. Hotel (B)

USA & Canada Eastern Escapade 13 Days What’s included • 12 nights twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.9) • 13 meals: 7 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges 2 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$199. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to US$99. See p.15 for details.

More New York Combine this tour with a New York Uncovered trip, giving you more time to experience all the Big Apple has to offer, more on p.50.

Mix Capitol Building, Washington DC

When to go and how much

Fly to LA & connect with the Grand Southern or Southern Adventure tours (p.24-25 & p.26-27).

Code: ESTE 2012 Start New York

Finish US$ New York pp

Start New York

Finish US$ New York pp

2012 MAY 25 JUN 8 JUN 29 JUL 6

JUN JUN JUL JUL

2012 JUL 20 AUG 3 AUG 31 SEP 14

AUG AUG SEP SEP

6 20 11 18

2019 2019 2019 2019

1 15 12 26

2019 2019 2019 2019

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$829. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54.

Boston Trolley tour

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Combine this trip with another tour & see more. You’ll also save US$100 with our multi tour discount. See p.15.

Use low-cost JetBlue or Southwest Airlines to connect these tours.


Grand Canadian plus Calgary Stampede 20/22 Days From US$3299pp US$165/day

6 states & 4 Canadian Provinces New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia & Alberta

\ Includes

GO Only Contiki

• Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour • Stroll Quebec on a walking tour • Tour the ghostly side of Montreal • Cruise Niagara Falls on the Maid of the Mist • Discover the Athabasca Glacier on the ‘Ice Explorer’ • Reach new heights on a gondola ride in Banff • Get back to nature as you picnic in the Rocky Mountains

\ Special Stays

Plus

• Rocky Mountain Chalet

contiki.com/grand-canadian 2 BRITISH COLUMBIA

ALBERTA Mt. Robson

British Columbia

2 JASPER Columbia Icefield Alberta

KAMLOOPS 1 2 WHISTLER

Lake Louise

2 BANFF 1 VERNON

2 CALGARY

Saskatchewan

(Stampede only)

Quebec QUEBEC Ontario ONTARIO

2 VANCOUVER

Manitoba QUEBEC CITY 2

Washington MONTREAL 2

North Dakota

Maine MAINE

Montana Vermont NEW HAMPSHIRE

Minnesota

Oregon

Wisconsin

TORONTO 3

Idaho South Dakota

Niagara Falls

Michigan

Wyoming

2 BOSTON

MASSACHUSETTS New York NEW YORK CONNECTICUT Providence Rhode Island New York

Iowa Nebraska

Pennsylvania Illinois

Indiana

Ohio

Maryland Delaware

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• Boston Trolley tour • Whistler Canoeing • Mountain biking • Zip Line Adventure • Gondola • Montreal Jet boat adventure • Bike the Old City • Jasper Whitewater rafting • Maligne Lake cruise (all seasonal) • Toronto Visit the CN tower • Tour Rogers Centre baseball stadium • Banff Heli ride over the Rockies • Horse ride & cowboy cookout • Pub crawl • Vancouver Sunset cruise • Niagara Falls Heli ride over the falls • IMAX movie plus optional for Calgary Stampede Rodeo & Chuckwagon races visit contiki.com/grand-canadian-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


41 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: New York to Boston Meet up with your Contiki Team in the Big Apple. Take in the beauty of Rhode Island on our way to Boston. Hotel (D) • Visit Providence, the capital of Rhode Island • See Harvard University, Boston Common, Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & the original ‘Cheers’ Bar Day 2: Boston Boston is a place at the forefront of American history & there’s plenty to do day & night in this busy university town. Hotel (B) • Walk the historic Freedom Trail • Tour of Harvard University Day 3: Boston to Quebec City Today it’s on to the uniquely Frenchinfluenced Quebec City – a little piece of old world Europe in the middle of North America! Hotel (B,D) • Scenic drive through Maine & across the US/Canadian border Day 4: Quebec City Experience the ‘joie de vivre’ of this city by strolling down cobblestone streets & stopping in cool, street side cafes & shops. With walled fortifications protecting ‘old Quebec’, this stunning city has become a living museum. Hotel (B) • Guided walking tour of Old Quebec Day 5: Quebec City to Montreal The multi-cultural theme continues in Montreal, where the French combine with a diverse global population to serve up great food & cutting-edge culture & good times. Hotel (B,D) • Visit old town Montréal, the old port & Mt. Royal, Montreal’s largest city park • See St. Joseph’s Oratory & the Olympic Stadium Day 6: Montreal You’ll love this city’s mix of Eurocharm & North American energy. Head to one of the many great museums, try out an amazing range of food, shop the boutiques & later, party with the ‘oh so French’ Canadians. Hotel Day 7: Montreal to Toronto Behold nature’s beauty as you drive through the ‘1000 Islands’ region en route to Canada’s largest city, Toronto. Hotel (D) • Travel along the St. Lawrence River Valley & see the Thousand Islands

• See the CN Tower, eclectic shops on Yonge Street & the University of Toronto Day 8: Toronto Toronto is another one of Canada’s fantastic, multi-cultural hotspots. Maybe catch a baseball game or zoom to the top of the world’s tallest freestanding structure, the CN Tower. Later, feel the global groove of this city’s nightlife. Hotel (B) Day 9: Toronto & Niagara Falls We head to mighty Niagara Falls & get soaked in its mist as it cascades between the Canadian/US borders. Hotel (D) • Maid of the Mist boat cruise to the base of the Falls • See Niagara Falls Day 10: Toronto to Whistler via Vancouver Fly to Vancouver, meet your new Contiki Team & wind along the Sea-to-Sky Highway to the world-famous resort town, Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Hotel (D) • See Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains Day 11: Whistler North America’s top alpine resort is your playground for high-energy outdoor activities, like zip-lining, mountain biking & rafting. There’s also a gondola ride for views over the town, canoeing & that’s just the start. Hotel (B) • Enjoy the shopping & activities in & around the quaint village • Hike one of Whistler’s many trails Day 12: Whistler to Kamloops Photo ops of Canada’s awesome mountain & lake scenery are everywhere on the way to Kamloops. Hotel (D) • Scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range • See Seton Lake reservoir & picturesque Lillooet, Duffy & Kamloops Lakes Day 13: Kamloops to Jasper Stop for a picnic in the heart of the Rockies at spectacular Mt. Robson on our way to Jasper. Adventure seekers have the chance to ride the rapids on a whitewater rafting trip. Hotel (B) • Scenic drive along the Yellowhead Highway into the Rocky Mountains • View Mt. Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies (weather dependent) • Stay in Jasper National Park Day 14: Jasper You might catch a glimpse of the impressive wildlife in & around Maligne Canyon & Lake. Chill out on a scenic boat tour or relax & explore the quaint alpine village. Hotel (D)

• Visit Maligne Canyon, the deepest & longest limestone canyon in the Rockies • Visit Maligne Lake - the largest in the Canadian Rockies (seasonal) Day 15: Jasper to Banff Take in the views of one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway & see some of the 200 glaciers in the area. We’ll roll right onto the Athabasca Glacier’s icy slopes in a custom designed “Ice Explorer”, before time to explore. Ì Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet (D) • Walk to Athabasca Falls • See the vivid blue colour of Peyto Lake (seasonal), the Saskatchewan River Valley & Weeping Wall • Visit Lake Louise & the enchanting Lake Louise Château • See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel Day 16: Banff Choose your own adventure in the mountains around Banff. There’s so much offered like a flight over the Rocky Mountains, horseback riding, hiking, shopping & after hours, get into the pumping nightlife! Ì Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet (B) Day 17: Banff to Vernon Today’s travels take you through 3 national parks in a single day with a stop at the famous Roger’s Pass on one of the world’s great mountain roads. Hotel (B,D) • Drive through Yoho, Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Parks • See the incredible Spiral Train Tunnels & Kicking Horse Valley Day 18: Vernon to Vancouver Journey through the stunning Okanagan Valley, Canada’s wine country, before arriving in Vancouver, where we will check out the sites of this cosmopolitan city. Hotel • Drive through Kelowna, the largest city in the Interior Plains of Canada • See Lake Okanagan & its floating bridge • See Gastown, Chinatown & Lion’s Gate Bridge • Visit the Totem Poles of Canada’s First Nations People in Stanley Park Day 19: Vancouver Feel the young vibe of the city while exploring its hip shops & cafes. Later, enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbour & head out for a night on the town! Hotel (B) Day 20: Depart Vancouver Your Canadian adventure ends this morning & it’s time to swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends.

Canada Grand Canadian 20/22 Days What’s included • 19 nights accommodation: 17 nights in hotels 2 nights in Special Stay experience (more on p.9) • 19 meals: 10 breakfasts (B) 9 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Flight & transfers from Toronto to Vancouver • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges 2 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$329. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to US$165. See p.15 for details.

More New York Combine this tour with a New York Uncovered trip, giving you more time to experience all the Big Apple has to offer, more on p.50.

Mix

When to go and how much Code: GCNY/GCSTR 2012

Calgary Stampede Special tour departures Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl at the world-famous Calgary Stampede! The spirit of this unique festival takes over the city for 10 days in July. See men ride bulls in rodeo, wrestle steers, race chuckwagons & have an outrageous time. There’s non stop competitions, parades, dancing, music & concerts for all round entertainment! We have a special tour departure to tie into this event, with 2 nights in Calgary during the Stampede, making this tour 22 days long. Look for the departure marked with • in the price panel on this page (GCST).

contiki.com/calgarystampede

Start New York

Finish US$ Vancouver pp

2012 MAY 4 MAY 25 JUN 8 JUN 29 • JUL 20 AUG 3

MAY JUN JUN JUL AUG AUG

23 13 27 20 8 22

3299 3299 3299 3735 3429 3429

Start New York

Finish US$ Vancouver pp

2012 AUG 10 AUG 17 AUG 31 SEP 14 SEP 21

AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT

29 5 19 3 10

3429 3429 3429 3429 3429

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. GCNY - Single room supplement of US$1249. GCSTR - Single room supplement of US$1459. • This tour is 22 days long & spends 2 nights in Calgary during the “Stampede” (the Western Canada section of this tour operates in reverse). For this tour use code GCSTR. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54.

Match

Combine this trip with another tour & see more. You’ll also save US$100* with our multi tour discount. See p.15. * Excludes Western Highlights. Fly to Los Angeles & connect with the Wild Western, Western Highlights or Southern Adventure tours (p.18-19, p.22 & p.26-27). Use low-cost Alaska Airlines to connect these tours.


Canada & The Rockies plus Calgary Stampede 11/13Days From US$1849pp US$169/day

2 Canadian Provinces

1

British Columbia & Alberta

\ Includes

GO Only Contiki

• Discover the Athabasca Glacier on the ‘Ice Explorer’ • Reach new heights on a gondola ride in Banff • Get back to nature as you picnic in the Rocky Mountains

\ Special Stays

Plus

• Rocky Mountain Chalet

BRITISH COLUMBIA

ALBERTA Mt. Robson

British Columbia KAMLOOPS

2 JASPER Columbia IcefieldAlberta Lake Louise

1

2 BANFF

WHISTLER 2

1

VERNON

2 CALGARY

(Stampede only)

VANCOUVER 2

Washington Montana

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Explore More Optionals

• Whistler Canoeing • Mountain biking • Zip Line Adventure • Whistler Gondola • Jasper Whitewater rafting • Maligne Lake cruise (all seasonal)

Oregon

• Banff Heli ride over the Rockies • Horse ride & cowboy cookout • Vancouver Sunset cruise plus optional for Calgary Stampede Rodeo & Chuckwagon races

visit contiki.com/canada-rockies-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


43 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Vancouver to Whistler Meet up with your Contiki Team & wind along the Sea-to-Sky Highway to the worldfamous resort town, Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Hotel (D) • See Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains Day 2: Whistler North America’s top alpine resort is your playground for high-energy outdoor activities, like zip-lining, mountain biking & rafting. There’s also a gondola ride for views over the town, canoeing & that’s just the start. Hotel (B) • Enjoy the shopping & activities in & around the quaint village • Hike one of Whistler’s many trails Day 3: Whistler to Kamloops Photo ops of Canada’s awesome mountain & lake scenery are everywhere on the way to Kamloops. Hotel (D) • Scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range • See Seton Lake reservoir & picturesque Lillooet, Duffy & Kamloops Lakes Day 4: Kamloops to Jasper Stop for a picnic in the heart of the Rockies at spectacular Mt. Robson on our way to Jasper. Adventure seekers have the chance to ride the rapids on a whitewater rafting trip. Hotel (B) • Scenic drive along the Yellowhead Highway into the Rocky Mountains • View Mt. Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies (weather dependent) • Stay in Jasper National Park Day 5: Jasper You might catch a glimpse of the impressive wildlife in & around Maligne Canyon & Lake. Chill out on a scenic boat tour or relax & explore the quaint alpine village. Hotel (D) • Visit Maligne Canyon, the deepest & longest limestone canyon in the Rockies • Visit Maligne Lake - the largest in the Canadian Rockies (seasonal) Day 6: Jasper to Banff Take in the views of one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway & see some of the 200 glaciers in the area. We’ll roll right onto the Athabasca Glacier’s icy slopes in a custom designed “Ice Explorer”, before time to explore. Ì C ontiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet (D) • Walk to Athabasca Falls

• See the vivid blue colour of Peyto Lake (seasonal), the Saskatchewan River Valley & Weeping Wall • Visit Lake Louise & the enchanting Lake Louise Château • See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel Day 7: Banff Choose your own adventure in the mountains around Banff. There’s so much offered like a flight over the Rocky Mountains, horseback riding, hiking, shopping & after hours, get into the pumping nightlife! Ì  Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet (B) Day 8: Banff to Vernon Today’s travels take you through 3 national parks in a single day with a stop at the famous Roger’s Pass on one of the world’s great mountain roads. Hotel (B,D) • Drive through Yoho, Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Parks • See the incredible Spiral Train Tunnels & Kicking Horse Valley Day 9: Vernon to Vancouver Journey through the stunning Okanagan Valley, Canada’s wine country, before arriving in Vancouver, where we will check out the sites of this cosmopolitan city. Hotel • Drive through Kelowna, the largest city in the Interior Plains of Canada • See Lake Okanagan & its floating bridge • See Gastown, Chinatown & Lion’s Gate Bridge • Visit the Totem Poles of Canada’s First Nations People in Stanley Park Day 10: Vancouver Feel the young vibe of the city while exploring its hip shops & cafes. Later, enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbour & head out for a night on the town! Hotel (B) Day 11: Depart Vancouver Your Canadian adventure ends this morning & it’s time to swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends.

Canada Canada & The Rockies 11/13 Days What’s included • 10 nights accommodation: 8 nights in hotels 2 nights in Special Stay experience (more on p.9) • 10 meals: 5 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges 1 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$185. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to US$95. See p.15 for details.

Horse ride & cookout, Banff

The Rockies

When to go and how much

Mix

Match

Code: CRCR/CRST/CRSTR 2012

Calgary Stampede Special tour departures Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl at the world-famous Calgary Stampede. The spirit of this amazing festival takes over the city for 10 days in July. See men ride bulls in rodeo, wrestle steers, race chuckwagons & have an outrageous time. There’s non stop competitions, parades, dancing, music & concerts! We’ve got a couple of special Canadian tour departures to tie into this event, with 2 nights in Calgary during the Stampede, making this tour 13 days long. Look for departures marked with • in the price panel on this page (CRST).

contiki.com/calgarystampede

Start Finish US$ Vancouver Vancouver pp

Start Finish US$ Vancouver Vancouver pp

2012 MAY 13 JUN 3 JUN 17 JUL 7 • JUL 8 • JUL 29

2012 AUG 12 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 9 SEP 23 SEP 30

MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG

23 13 27 19 20 8

1849 1849 1849 2259 2259 1945

AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT

22 29 5 19 3 10

1945 1945 1945 1945 1945 1945

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. CRCR - Single room supplement of US$629. CRST/CRSTR - Single room supplement of US$839. • This tour is 13 days long & spends 2 nights in Calgary during the “Stampede”. For this tour use code CRST. • This tour is 13 days long & spends 2 nights in Calgary during the “Stampede” (this tour operates in reverse). For this tour use code CRSTR. Tour starts 10:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54.

Combine this trip with another tour & see more. You’ll also save US$100 with our multi tour discount. See p.15. Fly to Los Angeles & connect with the Wild Western, LA to The Bay or Southern Adventure tours (p.18-19, p.20-21 & p.26-27). Use low-cost Alaska Airlines to connect these tours.

Whistler village


Experience\ Mexico\ Stunning beaches, the Yucatan, ancient Mayan ruins, great people & amazing foodâ&#x20AC;Ś

1\ Awesome Country. 3\Exceptional Tours. 1\Contiki.


Mexico Grande

45 Mexico

13 Days

Mexico Grande 13 Days

US$2239pp US$173/day 4

MERIDA 1

CANCÚN

3

YUCATÁN Playa del Carmen MORELIA

1 MICHOACÁN

QUINTANA ROO

MEXICO CITY

IXTAPA 2 GUERRERO

2 1 TAXCO 2 ACAPULCO

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Mexico City to Morelia Meet up with your Contiki Team & leave Mexico’s capital behind. Arrive in Morelia with its fascinating colonial architecture & picturesque streets. Try some seriously delicious local food, then it’s out for a night on the town. Hotel (D) • Walking tour of Morelia • Visit a local candy market • Watch the spectacular illumination of Mexico’s most beautiful cathedral Day 2: Morelia to Ixtapa via Zihuatanejo Head out west to the sunny Mexican Riviera & be amazed at its’ long stretches of white sand beaches, then kick back in the resort town of Ixtapa. Hotel (B) • Visit Playa La Ropa & Zihuatanejo Day 3: Ixtapa Have fun walking along the shore in the ‘Hotel Zone’ or discover an authentic ambience in a nearby beach village. The waters are perfect for snorkeling, kayaking & fishing. Hotel (B,D) Day 4: Ixtapa to Acapulco The bright lights & non-stop energy of Acapulco Bay are calling! Watch the world-renowned & death-defying cliff divers & when the sun sets, experience the nightlife of Mexico’s ultimate party town. Hotel (B) • See the famous cliff divers by night Day 5: Acapulco Get into the local scene by exploring a traditional open air market. Otherwise, relax

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in the sun on the beach, sample mouth watering seafood & this afternoon watch the sunset on a party cruise. Hotel (B) Day 6: Acapulco to Taxco Wind into the Sierra Madre Mountains & find the quaint stucco buildings of Taxco nestled in the hills. Known for its fine silver handiwork, check out artisan shops for the perfect souvenir gift. Hotel (B,D) • Watch a silver demonstration Day 7: Taxco to Mexico City Return to Mexico City & visit the unique floating gardens & markets of Xochimilco. Then it’s off through “The City of Palaces” where you’ll see a multitude of ancient ruins & interesting colonial-influenced, yet modern architecture. Hotel (B) • Float through the canals of Xochimilco on a Trajinera • Guided tour of Centro Historico, including the National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral & Templo Mayor • Visit Coyoacán, birthplace of Frida Kahlo Day 8: Mexico City Start the day with a tour of the remarkable ancient ruins of Teotihuacan. Afterwards, the day is yours to jump into the city’s high energy through its sidewalk cafes, bazaars, boutiques & museums. Hotel (B,D) • Guided tour of Teotihuacan Day 9: Mexico City to Merida Leave behind the buzz of Mexico City & fly to the beautiful white-stone city of Merida. Tour the city’s gorgeous colonial buildings, palaces & haciendas before having a mouthwatering, typical Yucatecan meal. Hotel (B,D)

history on a guided tour at Chichen Itza – a spectacular ancient ceremonial centre. This afternoon we arrive in the modern megaresort city of Cancun with its endless shopping, nightlife & many outdoor activities. Hotel (B) • Guided tour of the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza • Swim in a cenote Day 11: Cancun & Playa del Carmen Day trip to the beach playground of Playa del Carmen. Take a stroll along the Quinta Avenida & the stunning beach & enjoy the friendly local hospitality here. Fill your day with everything from snorkeling the azure waters, hanging out in open-air cafes & restaurants or stop for a beer or two & people watch. You can even take a ferry across to the Island of Cozumel before heading back to Cancun. Hotel (B) • Visit Playa del Carmen Day 12: Cancun Soak up all the Cancun action you want today - swim through a jungle lagoon, learn to scuba dive, or take a day trip to beautiful Isla Mujeres for some delicious seafood, snorkeling & sightseeing. And for your last night, party in great bars & dance clubs ’til the sun comes up. Hotel (B,D) Day 13: Depart Cancun Your Mexican adventure ends this morning & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

4 States visited Michoacan, Guerrero, Yucatan & Quintana Roo

What’s included • 12 nights twin-share accommodation: (more on p.9) • 18 meals: 12 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach • Flight from Mexico City to Merida • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges 4 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

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When to go and how much

• Acapulco catamaran cruise • Cruise on a ‘Trajinera’ & discover Xochimilco from a different angle • Tour the pyramids of Teotihuacan • Relax & take in the sights on a horse drawn carriage ride in Merida • Visit the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza

Code: MEXC 2011/12/13 Start Finish Mexico City Cancun

US$ pp

2011 NOV 5 DEC 3

NOV 17 DEC 15

2239 2239

2012 JAN 14 MAR 3 MAR 17 APR 14 MAY 19 JUN 9

JAN MAR MAR APR MAY JUN

2239 2239 2239 2239 2239 2239

26 15 29 26 31 21

Start Finish Mexico City Cancun

US$ pp

2012 JUN 30 JUL 14 NOV 3 DEC 1

JUL JUL NOV DEC

12 26 15 13

2239 2239 2239 2239

2013 JAN 12 FEB 2 MAR 16

JAN 24 FEB 14 MAR 28

2239 2239 2239

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$605. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54. Please note: this tour is operated by Journey Mexico on behalf of Contiki.

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$225. Or pay 6 months in advance & save US$109. See p.15 for details.

Stay longer? See p.53 for great rates to extend your holiday.

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Combine this trip with another tour & see more. You’ll also save US$100* with our multi tour discount. See p.15. * Excludes Western Highlights. Fly to Los Angeles & connect with the LA to The Bay or Western Highlights tours (p.20-21 & p.22).

• Walking tour of Merida’s sights Day 10: Merida to Cancun via Chichen Itza Take a captivating journey through Mayan

• Ixtapa Horseback ride along the shoreline & plantations • Sunset quad bike adventure

• Cancun Guided jungle bike ride & zip-line adventure • Trip to an ecological park with wildlife & water activities

visit contiki.com/mexico-grande-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


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Mexican Fiesta 9 Days

Mexico Mexican Fiesta 9 Days

US$1245pp US$139/day

2 States visited

Relax on Acapulco Beach

3

Michoacan & Guerrero

What’s included • 8 nights twin-share accommodation: (more on p.9) • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges 3 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

MORELIA

1 MICHOACÁN IXTAPA 2 GUERRERO

MEXICO CITY

2 1 TAXCO 2 ACAPULCO

Traditional Trajinera boat ride

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• Sit back, cocktail in hand on an Acapulco catamaran cruise • Cruise on a colourful ‘Trajinera’ with a beer & discover Xochimilco from a different angle • Tour the pyramids of Teotihuacan

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$125. Or pay 6 months in advance & save US$59. See p.15 for details.

More options This tour can be extended onward from Mexico City to Cancun. Check out p.45 for more info.

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Combine this trip with another tour & see more. You’ll also save US$100* with our multi tour discount. See p.15. * Excludes California Highlights. Fly to Las Vegas & connect with the California Highlights tour (p.23). Alternatively, fly to New Orleans & connect with the Eastern Discovery tour (p.28-29).

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Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Mexico City to Morelia Meet up with your Contiki Team & leave Mexico’s capital city behind. Arrive in Morelia with its fascinating colonial architecture & picturesque streets. Try some seriously delicious local food, then it’s out for a night on the town where you can learn to party like a local. Hotel (D) • Walking tour of Morelia • Visit a local candy market • Watch the spectacular illumination of Mexico’s most beautiful cathedral Day 2: Morelia to Ixtapa via Zihuatanejo Head out west to the sunny Mexican Riviera & be amazed at its’ long stretches of white sand beaches, then kick back in the resort town of Ixtapa. Hotel (B) • Visit Playa La Ropa & Zihuatanejo Day 3: Ixtapa Have fun walking along the shore in the ‘Hotel Zone’ or discover an authentic ambience in a nearby beach village. The waters are perfect for snorkeling, kayaking & fishing or you could opt for a different angle on a horseback ride or soak up the rays. Hotel (B,D) Day 4: Ixtapa to Acapulco The bright lights & non-stop energy of Acapulco Bay are calling! You could watch the jaw-dropping stunts of the world-renowned & death-defying cliff divers & when the sun sets, experience the nightlife of Mexico’s

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ultimate party town. Hotel (B) • See the famous cliff divers by night Day 5: Acapulco Get into the local scene by exploring a traditional open air market. Otherwise, relax in the sun on the beach, sample mouth watering seafood & this afternoon watch the sunset on a party cruise. Hotel (B) Day 6: Acapulco to Taxco Wind into the Sierra Madre Mountains & find the quaint stucco buildings of Taxco nestled in the hills. Known for its fine silver handiwork, check out artisan shops for the perfect souvenir gift. Hotel (B,D) • Watch a silver demonstration Day 7: Taxco to Mexico City Return to Mexico City & visit the unique floating gardens & markets of Xochimilco. Then it’s off through “The City of Palaces” where you’ll see a multitude of ancient ruins & interesting colonial-influenced, yet modern architecture. Hotel (B) • Float through the canals of Xochimilco on a Trajinera • Guided tour of Centro Historico, including the National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral & Templo Mayor • Visit Coyoacán, birthplace of Frida Kahlo Day 8: Mexico City Start the day with a tour of the remarkable ancient ruins of Teotihuacan. Afterwards, the day is yours to jump into the city’s high energy through its sidewalk cafes, bazaars, boutiques & museums. Hotel (B,D) • Guided tour of Teotihuacan Day 9: Depart Mexico City This morning the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

• Ixtapa Horseback ride along the shoreline & plantations • Sunset quad bike adventure

visit contiki.com/mexican-fiesta-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

When to go and how much Code: MEX2 2011/12/13 Start Finish US$ Mexico City Mexico City pp

Start Finish US$ Mexico City Mexico City pp

2011 NOV 5 DEC 3

NOV 13 DEC 11

1245 1245

2012 JAN 14 MAR 3 MAR 17 APR 14 MAY 19 JUN 9

2012 JUN 30 JUL 14 NOV 3 DEC 1

JUL JUL NOV DEC

8 22 11 9

1245 1245 1245 1245

JAN MAR MAR APR MAY JUN

1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245

2013 JAN 12 FEB 2 MAR 16

JAN 20 FEB 10 MAR 24

1245 1245 1245

22 11 25 22 27 17

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$419. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54. Please note: this tour is operated by Journey Mexico on behalf of Contiki.


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Yucatan Highlights 6 Days

Mexico Yucatan Highlights 6 Days

US$1055pp US$176/day

2 States visited

1

Yucatan & Quintana Roo

What’s included • 5 nights twin-share accommodation: (more on p.9) • 8 meals: 5 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach • Flight from Mexico City to Merida • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges 1 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

3 CANCÚN

MERIDA 1 YUCATÁN

Playa del Carmen

QUINTANA ROO MEXICO CITY 1

Chichen Itza

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Only Contiki Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Mexico City Meet up with your Contiki Team & start the day with a tour of the remarkable ancient ruins of Teotihuacan. Afterwards, the day is yours to jump into the city’s high energy through it’s sidewalk cafes, bazaars, boutiques & museums. Hotel (D) • Guided tour of Teotihuacan Day 2: Mexico City to Merida Leave behind the buzz of Mexico City & fly to the beautiful white-stone city of Merida. Tour the city’s gorgeous colonial buildings, palaces & haciendas before having a mouthwatering, typical Yucatecan meal. Hotel (B,D) • Walking tour of Merida’s sights Day 3: Merida to Cancun via Chichen Itza Take a captivating journey through Mayan history on a guided tour at Chichen Itza – a spectacular ancient ceremonial centre. This afternoon we arrive in the modern mega-resort city of Cancun with its endless shopping, nightlife & many outdoor activities. Hotel (B) • Guided tour of the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza • Swim in a cenote Day 4: Cancun & Playa del Carmen Day trip to beach playground of Playa del Carmen. Take a stroll along the Quinta Avenida & the stunning beach & enjoy the friendly local hospitality here. Fill your day with everything from snorkeling the azure waters,

hanging out in open-air cafes & restaurants or stop for a beer or two & people watch. You can even take a ferry across to the Island of Cozumel before heading back to Cancun. Hotel (B)

• Relax & take in the sights on a horse drawn carriage ride in Merida • Turn back the clock at the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza • Tour the pyramids of Teotihuacan

• Visit Playa del Carmen Day 5: Cancun Soak up all the Cancun action you want today - swim through a jungle lagoon, learn to scuba dive, or take a day trip to beautiful Isla Mujeres for some delicious seafood, snorkeling & sightseeing. And for your last night, party in great bars & dance clubs ’til the sun comes up. Hotel (B,D) Day 6: Depart Cancun Your Mexican adventure ends this morning & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

When to go and how much Code: MEX3 2011/12/13 Start Finish Mexico City Cancun

US$ pp

2011 NOV 12 DEC 10

NOV 17 DEC 15

1055 1055

2012 JAN 21 MAR 10 MAR 24 APR 21 MAY 26 JUN 16

JAN MAR MAR APR MAY JUN

1055 1055 1055 1055 1055 1055

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2012 JUL 7 JUL 21 NOV 10 DEC 8

JUL JUL NOV DEC

12 26 15 13

1055 1055 1055 1055

2013 JAN 19 FEB 9 MAR 23

JAN 24 FEB 14 MAR 28

1055 1055 1055

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Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$239. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54. Please note: this tour is operated by Journey Mexico on behalf of Contiki.

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26 15 29 26 31 21

Start Finish Mexico City Cancun

• Cancun Guided jungle bike ride & zip-line adventure • Trip to an ecological park with wildlife & water activities • Snorkeling in the tropical waters

visit contiki.com/yucatan-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$105. Or pay 6 months in advance & save US$49. See p.15 for details.

While you’re in this part of the world, you can experience more of Mexico. Check out p.45 for more info.


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New York New Year

USA New York New Year 4 Days What’s included • 3 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.9) • 5 meals: 3 breakfasts (B) 2 dinner (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager • Metro pass for the duration of your stay • Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed

4 Days US$1099pp US$275/day

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• NYE dinner & party with open bar • Get a birds eye view of Manhattan from the Empire State Building

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Combine this trip with another tour & see more. Fly to New Orleans & connect with the Eastern Discovery tour (p.28-29). Use low-cost airline JetBlue to connect these tours.

contiki.com/new-york Itinerary and Included Sightseeing

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Day 1: Hello Big Apple! Meet up with your Contiki Team, then check out the city’s iconic sights. Later, you can get a birds eye view of Manhattan on an optional helicopter flight, or chill out & take in the city’s vibes. After dinner, hit the streets for some drinks in the city that never sleeps! Hotel (D) Day 2: New Year’s Eve in New York Check out the Manhattan skyline as we cruise to Lady Liberty. For something different you can opt for a fun optional NYC Food Cart walking tour – the foodie in you will love it. Or take the rest of the day to explore the Big Apple. Shop trendy 5th Avenue, visit Times Square or wander through NYC’s vibrant

neighbourhoods & indulge in some of the delicious international food that the city is famous for. New York is one of the world’s best places to party for New Year, so tonight we’ll get the action started with dinner & an open bar, right in Times Square. Hotel (B,D) Day 3: New York Welcome to 2012! Take it easy this morning, before kicking off the New Year Big Applestyle. You can catch a famous Broadway show, ice skate at the Rockefeller Center or spend the day shopping at the endless awesome stores. Tonight get a different city view as we head to the top of the Empire State Building for unbeatable views of Manhattan by night. Hotel (B) Day 4: Depart New York This morning the tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your travel buddies. (B)

• New York Food Cart walking tour • Fermented New York beer tour • Helicopter tour of NYC & harbour • ‘Sex & the City’ Tour

visit contiki.com/new-york-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

When to go and how much Code: NYNY 2012/13 Start New York

Finish New York

2012 DEC 30

JAN 2

US$ pp 1099

Price above is twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Tour starts at 8:30am & ends approx. 11:00am.


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Miami New Year 4 Days From US$799pp US$200/day

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Sydney Explorer Miami Whitsundays New sailing Year 2 or 4 Days Day 1: Arrive Miami! Welcome to one of the world’s epic beachside hotspots, Miami! Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel buddies this afternoon before checking out the city. Chill in the sun, or jump on an optional speed boat tour on Biscayne Bay for some thrills. Tonight, do it local as we hit the town & party Miami-style. Hotel (B,D) Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Miami It’s a free day, so get amongst the groove of this awesome city. Do your own thing, or we’ll give you some other cool options, like hitting the streets on a South Beach bike tour, shopping at the city’s stores or hire a wave runner & hit the water for good times. Tonight join the party & ring in the New Year at one of the city’s coolest clubs - entry & open bar included. Hotel (B) Day 3: Miami Happy New Year! Take it easy this morning, today’s a free day to chill Miami-style. Laze by the pool or beach, shop at the Lincoln Street Mall or check out the Coconut Grove district. Tonight, you can keep the party going on an optional harbour party cruise. Hotel (B,D) Day 4: Depart Amsterdam It’s time to say farewell to the good times in Miami, as your tour ends this morning & it’s time to say farewell to your travel buddies.

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• 3 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation on the beach • 5 meals: 3 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager • Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed • NYE party with open bar

When to go and how much Code: MINY 2011/12/13 Start Miami

Finish Miami

US$ pp

DEC 30, 2011 DEC 30, 2012

JAN 2, 2012 JAN 2, 2013

799 829

Prices above are twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Tour starts at 9:00am & ends approx. 11:00am.

• Miami Bike Tour of South Beach • Thriller speed boat ride • Party Cruise

Las Vegas New Year 4 Days

Las Vegas New Year 4 Days From US$749pp US$188/day

What’s included

What’s included

Day 1: Arrive Las Vegas! This afternoon meet up with your Contiki Team & get ready for good times in one of the world’s most famous party towns. Start the trip & cruise ‘the Strip’, see the Fremont Street Experience & end the night on top of the Stratosphere with a rock star view of the city. Hotel (D) Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas Today is a free day to experience ‘Sin City’. There’s the option to get out of town on a helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon, get a pic by the famous ‘Welcome to Vegas’ sign, shop or start exploring the casinos. Tonight join the party & ring in the New Year at a Vegas club - entry & open bar is included. Hotel (B) Day 3: Las Vegas Happy New Year! There might be some sore heads, so have a lie-in this morning! It’s another free day today, so chill by the pool or rub shoulders with the high rollers at one of the many casinos. Grab a bargain at some of the city’s great factory outlets & later on catch a show or party all over again in one of Vegas’ clubs. Hotel (B,D) Day 4: Depart Las Vegas This morning, swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends & the bright lights of Las Vegas.

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• 3 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation (more on p.9) • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager • Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed • NYE party with open bar

When to go and how much Code: LVNY 2011/12/13 Start Las Vegas

Finish Las Vegas

US$ pp

DEC 30, 2011 DEC 30, 2012

JAN 2, 2012 JAN 2, 2013

749 765

Prices above are twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Tour starts at 4:00pm & ends approx. 11:00am

• Las Vegas See a fun variety show • Helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon • Limo ride with champagne


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New York Uncovered

USA New York Uncovered 4 Days 1 State New York

What’s included • 3 nights twin-share accommodation: (more on p.9) • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager • Local taxes & service charges 1 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

4 Days From US$619pp US$155/day

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• The Big Apple’s all yours with a 7 day travel pass • Get a birds eye view of Manhattan from the Empire State Building

contiki.com/new-york-uncovered When to go and how much Code: EAEA 2011/12/13

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Combine this trip with another tour & see more. New York Uncovered will easily Mix+Match with: • • • • • •

Grand Southern ex NY (p.24-25) Eastern Discovery ex NY (p.28-29) Grand Northern (p.34-35) North by North East (p.36-37) Eastern Escapade (p.38-39) Grand Canadian (p.40-41)

Start New York

Finish New York

US$ pp

2011 NOV 1 NOV 15 NOV 29 DEC 20

NOV NOV DEC DEC

4 18 2 23

779 779 779 779

2012 JAN 3 JAN 17 FEB 7 FEB 14 FEB 28 MAY 1 MAY 22 JUN 5 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 31

JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG

6 20 10 17 2 4 25 8 29 6 20 3

779 779 779 779 779 779 779 779 779 779 779 779

Start New York

Finish New York

US$ pp

2012 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 28 SEP 11 SEP 18 OCT 2 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 20 DEC 4 DEC 18

AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC

10 17 31 14 21 5 19 2 23 7 21

779 779 779 829 829 829 829 829 779 779 779

2013 JAN 8 JAN 22 FEB 5 FEB 26

JAN JAN FEB MAR

11 25 8 1

619 619 619 619

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$535. Tour starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.53. For travel insurance see p.54.

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Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Hello Big Apple! Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel buddies this morning & get ready for 4 awesome days in one of the world’s hottest cities. We’ll dive right into the Big Apple & spend the day discovering this iconic city’s sights from Wall Street to the Guggenheim & Soho. This afternoon, you can get a bird’s eye view of the city skyline on a optional helicopter flight over the city, or take in the city & explore in your own time. After dinner tonight, hit the streets & get amongst the buzz & atmosphere of Times Square or head for a big night out & find out why NYC is the city that never sleeps. Hotel (D) • Take in panoramic views of New York City skyline • See Wall Street, the NYSE, Harlem’s Apollo Theatre & Museum Row, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art & Guggenheim Museum • See famous neighbourhoods like Soho, Greenwich Village & TriBeCa • See fashionable 5th Avenue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center & Tiffany’s • Visit the World Trade Center Site & Battery Park Day 2: New York, New York Check out the Manhattan skyline as we cruise to Lady Liberty. For something different you can opt for a fun optional NYC Food Cart walking tour – the foodie in you will love it. Or take the rest of the day to explore the Big Apple. Shop trendy 5th Avenue, visit Times Square or wander through NYC’s vibrant neighbourhoods & indulge in some of

• New York ‘Sex & the City’ tour • NYC Food Cart walking tour • Helicopter tour of NYC & the harbour • Fermented New York beer tour

the delicious international food that the city is famous for. Or, discover your inner Carrie or Samantha, or Mr Big on a ’Sex & the City’ tour. Tonight, do it local & head out for pizza, cocktails or catch a famous Broadway show. Hotel (B) Day 3: More Manhattan Today’s another free day to explore the city your way. Try cruising through Central Park on an optional bike tour, ride “The Beast” jet boat on the Hudson River, visit a world-renowned museum like The Met or MoMa Gallery, or cross the historic Brooklyn Bridge. Tonight get a different city view as we head to the top of the Empire State Building for unbeatable views of Manhattan by night. Hotel (B) • Take the elevator to floor 102, to the Observation Tower of the Empire State Building Day 4: Depart New York This morning after breakfast it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

• New York Bike tour with a local guide through Central Park • High-speed harbour jet boat tour

visit contiki.com/new-york-uncovered-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


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3/5 Days

USA

LA Explorer

LA Explorer 3/5 Days

Explore LA on your own time with our 2 & 4 night packages. Hit Hollywood Boulevard, visit Universal Studios or cruise Rodeo Drive as you live it up in LA.

Highlights

When to go and how much Valid 20/11/11-11/3/2013

Code: Standard Room Extra Night

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2 nts twin LA3S US$210 US$65

2 nts single LA3S US$329 US$125

4 nts twin LA5S US$325 US$65

4 nts single LA5S US$560 US$125

Conditions: There is no Contiki Tour Manager included on this stopover package. For twin-share accommodation, both persons must book at the same time, using the same booking reference number. Prices include appropriate taxes & service charges. The breakfast voucher is valid only with the stopover package & does not apply to pre or post accommodation.

Where you stay Experience the essence of the heart of downtown Los Angeles, when you stay at the chic Kyoto Grand Hotel & Gardens. The hotel is full-service with delicious restaurants & a rooftop garden that overlooks the stunning LA skyline. It offers easy access to Hollywood & Universal Studios & is walking distance from iconic attractions & evening hot spots & the metro.

Waikiki Explorer 3/5 Days

3/5 Days

Highlights • Our package includes a pre-booked tour featuring Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial & Punch Bowl • Great surfing beaches • Waikiki’s party hot spots • Watersports like surfing lessons & snorkeling • Amazing shopping • Palm-fringed blue lagoons & waterfalls • Contiki concierge service

Waikiki Explorer Chill on island time with our 2 & 4 night packages in Honolulu, on the beautiful island of Oahu. Perfect as a short holiday in itself, or as a stopover for a few days before or after your North American tour.

When to go and how much Valid 1/8/2011-31/3/2013

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• Our package includes a hopon-hop-off LA city sightseeing tour featuring Downtown LA, Hollywood & Santa Monica • LA Live Entertainment Complex • LA party hot spots • Easy access to Universal Studios & Hollywood • Amazing shopping • Complimentary shuttle service within 5km or 3 miles from the hotel • We even include a daily voucher for coffee & pastry. • Contiki Hotel Representative

Code: Standard Room Extra Night

2 nts twin HI3S US$199 US$65

2 nts single HI3S US$335 US$130

4 nts twin HI5S US$335 US$65

4 nts single HI5S US$595 US$130

Code: Partial View Room Extra Night

HI3VS US$219 US$75

HI3VS US$365 US$150

HI5VS US$365 US$75

HI5VS US$665 US$150

Conditions: There is no Contiki Tour Manager included on this stopover package. For twin-share accommodation, both persons must book at the same time, using the same booking reference number. Prices include appropriate taxes & service charges. The breakfast voucher is valid only with the stopover package & does not apply to pre or post accommodation.

Where you stay Situated just across from Waikiki Beach, the Park Shore Hotel is just minutes away from an endless choice of shops & restaurants. There’s a choice of 2 room types - either a standard room, or spoil yourself & upgrade to a partial view room. We’ve even included a daily voucher for coffee & a muffin. Enjoy Hawaii’s perfect sunsets from the outdoor ocean view pools (there’s 2 of them!) & sundeck perfect for lounging! Just a short walk away, is the Contiki Customer Service Centre, our free concierge service. Our staff are there to make your holiday hasslefree & shortcut you to the best action on the island.


Ski or board at Lake Tahoe During Winter, 3 of our existing year-round tour departures (below) include time in the snow playground of Lake Tahoe. • Winter California Highlights • Winter LA to The Bay • Winter Wild Western

From December to March, these 3 tours feature the same itinerary as the summer tours up until Las Vegas. After this, they skip the visit to Yosemite & spend 3 nights in snowy Lake Tahoe resort for fun on & off the slopes. These tours feature 1 less night in San Fran (excluding LA to The Bay), see the tour page price panels for more.

About Tahoe Lake Tahoe is one of North America’s most beautiful lakes & also one of it’s best ski resorts, straddling 2 states California & Nevada. It’s the perfect blend of amazingly spectacular scenery, pristine mountains & pumping nightlife. Where else can you find a place that offers all this natural beauty, great snow plus the 24 hour non-stop bling of Vegasstyle casinos & clubs? Our travellers can choose to hit the slopes at one of Tahoe’s awesome resorts, Heavenly. The average annual snowfall in Tahoe is 10.67 metres, so fantastic conditions are the norm. And with so much great terrain, there’s a perfect balance of something for everyone – beginners, intermediates & advanced. The slopes not really your thing? There’s lots to pick from including ice-skating & snowmobiling, head to a spa or just chill out in Tahoe village. Note: ski passes, equipment & clothing hire are not included in the tour price.

The itineraries 14 days Winter Wild Western San Diego (2 nights), Phoenix (1), Grand Canyon (2), Las Vegas (2), Lake Tahoe (3), San Francisco (2), Carpintiera (1). 8 days Winter California Highlights Las Vegas (1 night), Lake Tahoe (3), San Francisco (2), Carpintiera (1). 12 days Winter LA to The Bay San Diego (2 nights), Phoenix (1), Grand Canyon (2), Las Vegas (2), Lake Tahoe (3), San Francisco (1). For more visit: contiki.com/winter-california-highlights contiki.com/winter-la-to-bay contiki.com/winter-wild-western


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Hotel departure points & stay longer options\ Look up the start city of your tour below for departure point information about where your tour starts & how to get there. There are also details on how to extend your holiday & stay longer either before or after your tour. Take advantage of our specially negotiated ‘Stay Longer’ hotel rates listed below, which can be arranged through Contiki or your travel agent when you book your tour. For the most up-to-date details go to contiki.com/staylonger & contiki.com/departurepoints.

NEW ORLEANS Wyndham Garden Baronne Plaza 201 Baronne St. New Orleans, LA 70112 Tel: (504) 522-0083 The hotel is located just 1 block from Canal Street & the French Quarter & is within easy walking distance to other local attractions. Rooms have hair dryers, iron & ironing board, coffee makers, complimentary wi-fi & a fitness center. baronneplaza.com Stay longer rates: Twin: US$50 Single: US$99 NEW YORK Hotel Beacon 2130 Broadway at 75th Street, New York, NY 10023. Tel: (212) 787 1100 Conveniently located on the historic Upper West Side, each room has a microwave, coffeemaker, hair dryer & iron. Best of USA only beaconhotel.com Stay longer rates: Twin: US$175 Single: US$345

USA CHICAGO Best Western Grant Park Hotel 1100 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605 Tel: (312) 922-2900 Situated near Soldier Field, this hotel is within walking distance to the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower - the tallest building in North America, Millennium Park & a wide array of must-see museums. The hotel offers hair dryers, iron & ironing boards, coffee makers, internet access, pool, sundeck, lounge & a restaurant. bwgrantparkhotel.com Stay longer rates: Twin: US$95 Single: US$185 HAWAII/WAIKIKI Park Shore Waikiki 2586 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815. Tel: (808) 923-0411 parkshorewaikiki.com Stay longer rates: Standard Room: Twin: US$65 Single: US$130 Partial View Room: Twin: US$75 Single: US$150 LOS ANGELES Kyoto Grand Hotel 120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Tel: (213) 629-1200 Ideally situated in downtown Los Angeles, this hotel offers access to public transportation, LA. attractions, sporting events, amazing dining

& nightlife options. The hotel offers wireless high-speed Internet access, a business centre & rooftop lounge & 3 restaurants. kyotograndhotel.com Stay longer rates: Twin: US$65 Single: US$125 LAS VEGAS Harrah’s Las Vegas 3475 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas Tel: (702) 369-5000 Located at the heart of “the Strip”, Harrah’s is a full service hotel & casino. All rooms have Internet access, 24 hr room service, iron/ board & hair dryer. harrahslasvegas.com Stay longer rates: Twin: US$49 Single: US$95 MIAMI Howard Johnson Plaza Dezerland Beach & Spa 8701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33154, USA Tel: (305) 865 6661 Minutes away from South Beach & the Art Deco district the hotel is located on the beach & has a beautiful pool & a bar area. With an 18-hole miniature golf course, as well as beach water sports. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to South Beach, Bal Harbour & Aventura Mall. dezerland.dezerhotels.com Stay longer rates: Twin: US$129 Single: US$255

For more info check out contiki.com/departurepoints

Comfort Inn Theatre District 343 W. 44th Street, New York, NY, 10036 Tel: (212) 767-0223 All guest rooms have coffee makers, hair dryers, cable television and free wireless. The hotel is walking distance to Times Square www.comfortinn.com Stay longer rates: Twin: US$185 Single: US$369 (1/4/12-31/8/12 & 1/11/12-28/12/12) Twin: US$205 Single: US$400 (1/9/12-31/10/12) Twin: US$135 Single: US$265 (1/1/13-31/3/13) SAN FRANCISCO Hotel Whitcomb 1231 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Tel: (415) 626-8000 A well positioned hotel within walking distance of Union Square & all its shopping! The hotel features a lounge, restaurant, internet café, fitness centre & is close public transportation. hotelwhitcomb.com Stay longer rates: Twin: US$75 Single: US$145

Canada VANCOUVER Sandman Hotel 180 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4P4. Tel: (604) 681-2211 All of downtown Vancouver is within reach of the Sandman Hotel, located just across from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the BC Place Stadium & an Airporter Bus terminal. The hotel features a swimming pool, jacuzzi, saunas & has great shopping & eateries within walking distance. sandmanhotels.com Stay longer rates: Twin: US$95 Single: US$189

Mexico CANCUN Q Bay Hotel Blvd. Kukulcan #166 Km 3.5 Hotel Zone, Cancun Q Roo. 77500. Tel: +52 998 849 4800 Located in front of Isla Mujeres Bay on a beautiful beach within the Mexican Caribbean Sea. Rooms are equipped with telephone, satellite TV, music, hair dryer, air conditioning & a private terrace among colourful gardens. The hotel features 2 swimming pools, restaurant, tennis court & lounge. cancun.com/Hotels/Q-Bay-Hotel Stay longer rates: Twin: US$69 Single: US$135 MEXICO CITY Best Western Royal Zona Rosa Amberes No. 78, Mexico City, 06600, MX. Tel: +52 55 91 49 30 00 The hotel is walking distance from banks, pubs, museums, restaurants & public transportation. The hotel features a restaurant, rooftop bar, business centre, pool & gym. hotelroyalzr.com Stay longer rates: Twin: US$60 Single: US$119

How to extend your stay Take advantage of Contiki’s special hotel rates in the cities shown & enjoy the opportunity to do a little sightseeing before and/or after your tour. Accommodation at the following hotels need to be arranged through your travel agent & are subject to availability. Accommodation before and/or after your Contiki tour is only available for bookings as follows Maximum stay of 2 nights for all tours pre or post with the exception of a maximum stay of 1 night pre or post for the following tours: Best of USA (LA-NY), Best of USA (NY-LA), New York Uncovered, LA. Explorer, Waikiki Explorer, Miami New Year, New York New Year, Las Vegas New Year NOTE: • Nights must be consecutive. • Due to Harrah’s Las Vegas commitment to Nevada’s responsible gaming policy you must be 21 or travelling with someone 21 to book pre/post in Las Vegas. • Book at the same time as you book your Contiki tour. • If you require twin accommodation both persons must book at the same time using the same booking reference number. • If you book twin-share but you’re travelling on your own, we’ll arrange for you to share with same sex room-mates. • Rates are per person per night, either in a single or twin room. Rates include all taxes & service charges. • Rates for all accommodation shown above only apply to Contiki clients booking extra accommodation immediately before and/or after their tour. • All rooms have private facilities.


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Got a question? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know: find a bank. Remember to budget for lunch, some dinners & breakfasts, entrance fees to attractions, optional activities, nightclubs, souvenirs & drinks. A full list of optional activities & approximate costs will be sent with your travel documents or can be found online at www.contiki.com

Explore more Optional Activities When do I choose? Optionals are arranged & paid for on tour. By leaving the final decisions until then you can choose at the same time as your new friends, you’ll get great value as we get you great rates & your Tour Manager can offer personal advice. Some activities are seasonal & weather dependent as well.

What’s included? Touring Holidays • Transport as specified on tour pages. • Accommodation & meals as detailed on p.9 & in itineraries. • Sightseeing & admission fees as shown under ‘What’s Included’ on tour pages. • Experienced crew as detailed on p.8 & on tour pages. Explorer Packages • Accommodation & meals as detailed on p.51. • Sightseeing tour as detailed on p.51. • Contiki Representative.

What’s not included? • Airport transfers to tour departure point. • Some meals, as detailed on p.9 & in itineraries. • Optional activities such as white water rafting, helicopter flights etc. • Sightseeing, visits & entrance fees other than those specified on tour pages. • Personal expense money, personal insurance, medical fees & airport departure taxes.

Departure points All Contiki tours described in this brochure depart from one of the hotels detailed on p.53. Please check your itinerary & travel voucher for departure information. Please check at the reception desk of your departure hotel for details of when & where to meet with your group. Refer to your Contiki ‘Travellers Guide’ information book for details of pre-departure get-togethers & tour departure times.

Do I need a passport or visa? You will need a machine readable passport & depending on your nationality, a Visa for travel to the USA, Canada & Mexico. It is now mandatory that all nationals, or citizens, of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries who plan to travel to the United States for temporary business or pleasure under the VWP receive an electronic

travel authorization through ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) prior to boarding a U.S. bound airplane or vessel. Applications must be filed online at least 72 hours prior to your departure date from Asia and, at time of printing, the cost is US$14. For more information please visit: www.cbp.gov or www.travel.state. gov or talk to your travel agent.

How do I pay? You pay on tour in US dollars or Canadian dollars. Contiki accepts Visa, Master Card & American Express for the USA & Canada. In Mexico, optional activities must be paid for in cash or travellers cheques only.

What are the age restrictions in bars & casinos?

Comfortable, casual clothing for day wear & ‘smart/casual’ for dining & those special evenings on the town. Remember that early or later in the season you will need warmer clothing as well as a raincoat/anorak. A pair of comfortable walking shoes is strongly recommended. For further details, please refer to your ‘Travellers Guide’ information book.

Laws in the United States dealing with purchasing alcohol, entering nightclubs & bars, & gambling in casinos differ from many other countries around the world. In the United States, you must be 21 years of age to purchase alcohol, enter nightclubs & bars, & gamble in casinos. Acceptable forms of identification to prove age include a valid passport or United States driver’s license. Laws in Canada differ from the United States, with 18 being the legal age in Alberta & Quebec & 19 being the legal age in British Columbia & Ontario for the above activities.

Do I need vaccinations At the time this brochure went to press (June 2011), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up to date information with your travel agent prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, e.g. antihistamines, antibiotics.

Can I stay longer Planning a few extra days? See our Special Hotel Rates in Los Angeles, Cancun, Chicago, Hawaii/Waikiki, Las Vegas, Mexico City, New York, New Orleans, San Francisco, Miami & Vancouver detailed on p.53.

How much money do I need? Credit & debit cards are accepted in the USA, Canada & Mexico, however you should carry some US Dollar Traveller Cheques as they are easy to change into local currency & are a good backup if you are unable to

For more info check out contiki.com/contikipedia

What should I pack?

How much luggage can I bring? Baggage is restricted to ONE REASONABLE SIZED SUITCASE 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29’’ x 20’’ x 10’’) & maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs). Tours with internal flights will incur a fee by the airline for additional or overweight bags & it is the client’s responsibility to pay. Fees range from USD $25-100. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on tour. Any baggage over the restricted size or amount can be stored with Contiki in Los Angeles at no charge. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk & baggage insurance is strongly recommended.

Past traveller 5% discount Eligibility for this discount is based on clients having booked & travelled with Contiki (or one of our Travel Corporation sister brands, visit www.thetravelcorporation. com for details) within 5 years of their last tour. Clients must have completed a tour before they can redeem the discount on a subsequent tour booking. Only one discount can be redeemed per past traveller annually. A deposit must be received before the discount can be applied to the booking. It is not available on pre & post tour accommodation rates & other selected products. The discount applies to brochured prices only & cannot be combined with any non-brochured special market promotions.

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. Sometimes, because of circumstances beyond our control, we have to alter some tour details. Where possible, alternative arrangements will be offered.

Will I get more information? Upon receipt of final payment, your documentation will be released 21 days prior to your departure. You’ll receive a copy of Contiki’s ‘Travellers Guide’ - an information book about your holiday. You’ll also receive a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including full details & costs of all optional activities available on your tour. Your free Contiki document wallet & luggage tag* will be sent to you with your travel documents. The wallet is a safe place for your tickets & passport. * Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

Booking Security Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962 & in all countries we fully comply with local Travel Industry Laws.

Travel insurance Cancellation, unexpected medical expenses, injuries, theft, lost luggage or money can significantly disrupt & ruin your holiday. Contiki very strongly recommends that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, evacuation & repatriation expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money & public liability before you travel. In some instances, you may not be accepted on a Contiki holiday unless you have arranged satisfactory insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages & remedies against us arising from your participation in your holiday. For insurance details, please speak to your Travel Agent when you are booking your tour.

Photography credits Photo courtesy of Andrea Peterson p.11 Acapulco catarmaran party cruise. Photo Courtesy of © ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERPRISES, INC. © EPE, Reg. U.S. Pat & TM Off. Visit www. elvis.com for more info on Graceland p.11 & p.27 Graceland. Photo courtesy of Dave Giaz p.11 Las Vegas Sign. Photo courtesy of Niagara Helicopters © N.P.S.Inc. p.12 Heli ride over Niagara Falls. Photo courtesy of Çapkin Van Alphen-CauseCentric Productions p.16 Celine Cousteau diving. Photo courtesy of Patty Webster-Amazon Promise p.16 Celine Cousteau. Photo courtesy of Dave Giaz p.21 Snowmobile ride, p.25 Girl holding a baby alligator. Photo Courtesy of Las Vegas News Bureau/LVCVA p.31 Showgirls. Photo Courtesy of Calgary Stampede p.43 Showriders. Photo courtesy of Andrea Peterson p.47 Mexican food. Photo courtesy of Liberty Helicopters p.50 NYC Heli ride. Photo courtesy of North Lake Tahoe Resort Association p.52 Tom Zikas.


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Booking conditions Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below\ OUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is only made between you and us upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs and exchange rates as at 25th May, 2011. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to make a surcharge on the price of your holiday. Should the total tour 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 tour has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges and does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. For a coach holiday to operate successfully a minimum number of clients is required. Should the numbers on your holiday fail to reach this minimum Contiki reserves the right to cancel your holiday giving a minimum of 6 weeks notice. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, and where available, offer you a comparable or better alternative. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure. 4. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 4.1 Throughout this brochure reference is made to the standard of accommodation, meal plans, transportation and included extras that make up your Contiki Holiday. 4.2 At the time this brochure went to press (June, 2011) all Contiki’s holidays and included extras as described on the tours pages throughout this brochure were available. 4.3 With respect to our touring program Contiki will do our best, at our discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing tours and transportation to give you good value for money. 4.4 When winter brochures are released, these prices supersede any winter tour prices in the summer brochure 4.5 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Your travel agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for each account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided and/or fees payable under your selected holiday. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your holiday shall be deemed to be an authorisation to disburse thereof as aforesaid. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of US$200, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure from your home country, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first instalment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non refundable deposit of US$200 per person per tour, which must be

within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if clients’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the holiday price must be paid no later than 45 days before the scheduled holiday departure date from your home country which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. 2.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled and cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.3 Tickets and other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. 2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure from your home country, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday 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 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Contiki. 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 holiday price and is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE More than 45 days notice: 45-22 days 21-8 days: 7-1 days: Day of departure:

CANCELLATION FEE Deposit is forfeited 25%of tour fare 30% of tour fare 50% of tour fare 100% of tour fare

Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the tour deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any 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. 3.4 In the event that you should not be granted a visa, we have devised this unique scheme to protect you against the necessary cancellation fees detailed above. For tours costing up to US$1,000 - waiver fee US$79 per person. For tours costing over US$1,000 waiver fee US$89 per person. Waiver fees are payable at the time of booking and are non-refundable. They do not apply to cancellations due to changes of mind or for medical reasons. To protect yourself against these and other eventualities, you should ask your Travel Agent about a suitable insurance policy. N.B. This scheme is applicable only in the event that you provide documentary proof of having a visa application refused. To be eligible for the purchase of the visa waiver insurance, clients are encouraged to do so as early as possible when they make their tour booking. If we do not hear from you or your travel agent 30 days before the tour, we will assume that your visa application has not been approved and we will have to cancel your reservation. However, you can always re-book your tour (subject to availability) should your visa approval come inside 30 days. Bookings made within 30 days without the necessary visa approvals are not eligible for this visa waiver insurance and will be subject to the standard cancellation terms and conditions. 3.5 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your tour or resort booking, such as pre and post accommodation and transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.6 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. 3.7 If flight changes are requested after the deposit has been received, or if flights are cancelled after tickets are issued, revision fees, change fees or Airline cancellation fees will be applicable and maybe in addition to the above cancellation charges. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternative departure date, transfer your booking to someone else who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the package or you wish to change to a different Contiki holiday, you may do so subject to a period of reasonable notice and provided the new holiday date is also in this brochure and is available. 4.2 A fee of US$30 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change of tour date or tour itinerary within 45 days of departure will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value in which case a US$30 per person amendment fee will be charged.

5. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style 5.2 Clients must be aged between 18 - 35 inclusive but Contiki may, in its absolute discretion, and, in exceptional circumstances, give confirmation of acceptance of a person outside this age limit. 5.3 Contiki must be advised of any medical conditions or physical disability requiring special attention before you book your holiday. If you do not advise us at this stage, we may refuse to accept your booking. We may also refuse you if we feel that the holiday chosen is not suitable without a suitably qualified companion. Contiki will try to help you with your requirements but cannot guarantee to do so, either on our own or our suppliers’ (such as hotels, restaurants and excursions) behalf. Many of our holidays involve getting on and off coaches, walking tours and other physical activities. Some holidays may not be suitable for you if you rely on a wheelchair or have certain other disabilities. Should your disability require you to have special assistance, it is a condition of Contiki accepting your booking that you provide evidence satisfactory to us that an able-bodied person will accompany you and is able to provide any special needs or services that you may require. Contiki will not be responsible for the failure of this person to provide these services. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/ from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative and 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 and well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers and any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff and/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected holiday as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Tour Managers or Representatives may take photographs and films of you while you are on holiday and that these may be used in our Group brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Tour Manager or Contiki Representative during the course of the holiday and if the matter cannot be resolved after the Representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 28 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Any claims made after the 28 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10.1 The contract and all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to English Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforcable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity and enforcability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs. 6. INSURANCE You are strongly recommended to take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before you will be accepted on a Contiki Holiday. Please check that the

insurance covers all of the activities that you will 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. You also agree to indemnify us against all thirdparty claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the tour. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE Airfares to and from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to tour managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, optional excursions. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions. GENERAL 1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the tour operating company. At any time and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to passengers and luggage. Enrollment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. Contiki contracts with many different suppliers throughout the world to ensure that all the components of your holiday are taken care of. Contiki accepts responsibility for the services contracted with these suppliers as they effect your holiday. Where a part of your holiday as specified in this brochure cannot be provided and a reasonable alternative not accepted, Contiki may pay compensation specific to that loss.Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for handicapped clients (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from November 2011 to March 2013. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The itineraries advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki US Holdings, 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92805 with the exception of the Mexico tours described on p.44-47 which are operated by Journey Mexico, Francisco Medina Ascencio #2039. Interior #205Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco CP 48333 Mexico.


KEEP GOING WITH CONTIKI

South America

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Australia & New Zealand

See more with Contiki Great value round the world flights, combined with Contiki’s sweet deals means you can see more for less. So take advantage of our exceptional multi-tour savings & great flight deals & keep exploring. Heading to the USA, Mexico or Canada? Book a round the world ticket & stop off on one of our South America trips on the way. Or want to travel to Australia? Why not visit New Zealand while you’re Down Under. Speak to your travel agent for details on round the world tickets & ways to see more with Contiki.

How to book

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

•You must pay the balance of your holiday fare to Contiki through your

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travel agent not less than 45 days before the departure, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure.

•We will then send to your travel agent your travel vouchers and •Your travel agent will confirm by phone with the local Contiki office that there’s space on the tour you’ve chosen. At the same time, your travel agent can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your tour.

•At the time of booking, you must pay to your travel agent a nonrefundable deposit of US$200 per person per tour which must be sent to Contiki within 7 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. This will be for the land portion only.

detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure.

important By paying the US$200 deposit per person per tour to your travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on p.55, which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

Groups & special interest tours Whether you’re looking to organise a group tour to Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Asia, Australia or New Zealand then please have a look at the huge range of tours in our brochures. It is more than likely that at least one of our trips will fit perfectly. As long as you are all 18-35 any date can be reserved exclusively for your group at special reduced rates – perhaps even a free trip for you. If you’re looking for something completely different for your school, university or club then just ask – we’ve been designing and running outstanding special tours for years.

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Contiki Holidays is a member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability. www.TheTravelCorporation.com

The text pages for this brochure are printed on 100% recycled paper. By doing this we’re using less trees & sending less waste to landfills. You can help too, by recycling this brochure when you’re done. Either pass it on to a friend to read, or pop it in your recycling collection. Easy. 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. © Copyright 2011. All rights reserved. Printed in Singapore.


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