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#NOREGRETS HOLIDAYS FOR 18-35s

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THE

#NOREGRETS

PHILOSOPHY

This is your youth. You only get to live it once, but if you do it right once is more than enough Live life on your own terms - create the stories now that you’ll recount for decades to come Make new friends from new places Travel a lot. It’s the only thing you’ll buy that’ll make you richer Celebrate individuality, diversity, connections & a little bit of craziness Find comfort outside your comfort zone See the world through youthful eyes, a little bit of naivety & a truckload of optimism Live for the moment. Have #NOREGRETS, just memories And above all... Make every moment count.

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OUR STORY ...began 53 years ago. A new way to travel was born that would change the way young people would explore the world. The first of its kind & one that would become a rite of passage… a way to travel that’s about celebrating being young & the freedom that goes along with it. And just like back in ’62 our mission is simple: to provide young explorers with more choice, more freedom, more destinations at a great price with more included experiences & the best team. Welcome to our Europe. Welcome to Contiki.

THE ORIGINAL

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THE CONTIKI DIFFERENCE CHOICE, CHOICE & MORE CHOICE

VALUE

As the original travel company for 18-35s we have perfected the art of knowing who our travellers are & what they want. The most important thing we know: no two travellers are the same. So, with this in mind, we thought we’d mix it up with 8 different travel experiences (p.12-15) in addition to more itineraries & destinations in Europe than anyone else (we run more departure dates too). What’s more, you get more free time (we call it ME Time – see p.20) giving you total freedom & flexibility. In short – we’ll make sure you have nothing but choice when you travel with Contiki.

You can’t see & do as much as we do with the same value any other way. We’ve been operating in Europe now for 53 years & have some pretty sweet relationships with the people & places we visit all over this great continent. This means we can guarantee you’ll get the best prices on everything we include & some pretty special treatment if you are travelling with Contiki.

WHO YOU’LL TRAVEL WITH With Contiki you’ll only ever travel with other 18-35s. As much as we love our grannies we don’t really want to spend our days exploring Europe with them. We want to explore the world with other young adventurers – couples, solo travellers & groups of friends depending on what travel experience you’ll choose (see p.12 for the details). About 50% of our travellers set off alone & we don’t charge for SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS. We will simply match you up with a same-sex roommate (or for a little extra opt for a ROOM-TO-MYSELF option).

GOING IT ALONE VS. GOING WITH CONTIKI Exploring Europe is an epic experience & we want to make sure you make it count. Don’t line up for hours, or get lost trying to navigate from a Paris train station at 11pm in the rain… We’d rather you spent the evening with us at a Parisian Cabaret. There is nothing worse than FOMO – we have the perfect balance of organising the most amazing must-sees so you don’t miss a thing & give you the freedom & flexibility to discover your own way. We have a heap of ME Time (see p.20) built into all our trips. Really, the only things fixed are your destinations.

Choose from our 8 ways to travel & our 4 ways to sleep. Whatever your budget & however you like to travel, there is a trip that makes sure you get everything you want out of Europe.

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU We’re around whenever you want to have a chat. Our team of dedicated staff around the world are here to help you find the perfect trip whatever your budget, or answer any questions you might have. Get in touch with our 24/7 Facebook team on any questions you might have before you go, when you’re on the road & once you are back… or just get in touch to say hi if you’re feeling friendly. Once you’re on your Contiki trip our On-road Crew are on hand 24/7 to make sure you have a great experience.

CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS For us culture isn’t just about grand museums (although we do take you to some of the world’s best!) It’s about getting immersed in the things that make different cultures what they are today, as well as their history. We want you to see the monuments you’ve seen in movies & read in books. And we want you to experience the foods, fashion trends, music differences & art references that make Berlin so different from Croatia. We’re so passionate about these cultural differences we have a whole blog on it (contiki.com/exchange) & have called out our hot picks on each trip itinerary (see p.169 on where to find it).

TRAVEL EXPERTS Practice makes perfect. We’ve taken over a million young travellers through Europe over the years, so it’s safe to say we’ve nailed the art of making every moment count & sending our travellers home with absolutely #NOREGRETS. We have family relationships with local suppliers in every nook & cranny of Europe that span 50+ years... (no joke!) & a team of Trip Managers that gives us a knowledge of how to explore Europe that would surprise even the locals. Trust us, we’ve got this.

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PARIS

FEATURES

See back fold out for full list of contents & trips

15 NEW TRIPS Check out our new trip symbol on the trip index for our great new destinations. Highlights include: Portugal, Morocco & Eastern Mediterranean Cruising.

TRAVEL EXPERIENCES See p.12 for our 8 new exciting travel experiences guaranteed to show you Europe your way.

CONTIKI LEGENDS Get inspired by the stories that have created Contiki Legends since ’62. You’ll laugh, cry & want to get involved. See p.26.

WAYS TO STAY Make sure you get some amazing zzz’s in the comfiest beds & best locations throughout Europe. See p.16. 07

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CONTIKI VS. GOING IT ALONE CONTIKI IS ALL ABOUT SEEING THE BEST SIGHTS, MAKING EPIC MEMORIES & NO HASSLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL CAN BRING UP UNEXPECTED HURDLES THAT YOU JUST DON’T WANT ON YOUR TRAVELS. HAULING LUGGAGE,TRYING TO FIND YOUR WAY ON YOUR OWN & PAYING FOR UNEXPECTED EXTRAS REALLY ADDS UP FAST. WE’VE COMPARED A DAY OF GOING IT ALONE VS. A DAY WITH CONTIKI. IT’S PRETTY SIMPLE, YOU CAN’T DO WHAT WE DO FOR LESS & WITH LESS HASSLE.

YOUR DAY... BREAKFAST TICKETS

GOING IT ALONE

...OR YOU COULD DO THIS

07:30 Uh-oh missed the alarm... and breakfast... Damn it I’m late... better grab a cab to the Florence train station.

07:15 Shower, tick! And still got time for breakfast too... Croissant? Fruit? Eggs? All? Yes please... (Included)

08:00 20EURO?! For a 3km taxi? Not cool. (€20)

07:50 Better get my bags to the coach, it’s right outside waiting - super convenient! Bag is being loaded on. Let’s grab a seat next to Tom, and we’re good to go. This is too easy. (Included)

08:05 Where’s the ticket machine? Hmmm... it’s all in Italian... 08:10 What a line! Finally got my ticket though... it’s time to head to Rome! Super excited! (€34.40)

TRANSPORT

08:15 Sweet, got a seat & I’m ready to go. That guy over there is cute, wish I could go talk to him but there’s no one to watch my bag. Hmmm I really need the bathroom too!

08:00 We’re on the move! iPod going, iPad charging on-board... what movie are we gonna watch? Or should I listen to music? Catch up on last nights goss? Oh the decisions! (Included).

COFFEE STOP

9:30 There’s no café on here. Oh well... I guess that means more pizza when I get there then...

10:00 Coffee stop in Tuscany (€1) - yum the Italians really know their coffee. Thank goodness I can leave my stuff on-board & we have a bathroom too. Easy.

SIGHTSEEING

11:00 I’ve arrived... need coffee & food. Now! (€10) Next up directions... Where’s my hotel, and where’s the Taxi (€15) & an ATM? Wish there was someone I could ask ...

12:00 Ciao Rome! My Trip Manager’s history talk is amazing, these sights are epic. Loved getting a map of the city too, keeps things easy. (Included). I’m totally ready to take on this city!

ACCOMMODATION

11:55 I’m finally here! I hope the reception can give me directions to the Colosseum or maybe a map (€72.20). Quick rest, then I’ll head out exploring... Metro (€6).

14:30 Hello hotel! (Included) Thankfully our Driver unloads the coach, can totally fit in more shoes in my bag.

ME TIME / FREE TIME

13:30 Arghhh... I’ve missed the stop. And where’s the bathroom? Damn, I’m out of change again (€0.50 cents)

15:00 I’m loving time exploring the city sights, now I’m definitely keen for a tour of the Colosseum. AND I can skip the queue with Contiki? Amazing! (€25.50)

14:30 Where’s the Colosseum entrance? (€12). Shame this price doesn’t let me skip the queue... hope it’s not a long wait.

FUN STUFF

14:55 Uh-oh... look at that queue...! 1.5 hour wait... what?!

15:10 WOW this place is amazing & this Local Guide really knows every, single, thing. Awesome.

16:30 I’m in... WOW this place is actually amazing!

16:00 That was incredible. Do I want a gelato? Yes. (Included)

17:30 I really want to go shopping…Where do I go?

16:15 Would I love to see the monuments by foot ... umm yes please! Hello Victor Emanuel, hello Trevi Fountain, wow there’s the Pantheon... where’s my camera?! (Included)

17: 45 Argh, my Google maps STILL WONT LOAD! And I’m out of data, damn! I need a café to find WiFi, and I’m hungry…again. More pizza please! And a drink & gelato too thanks! (€11)

DINNER

17:00 Definitely going to do some shopping before dinner...

19:00 Where should I go for dinner? I’m pretty tired & over wandering...I guess this place will do (€25). Would be cool to have some people to hang out with, I feel like doing some exploring!

19:00 Check out this menu, seriously. I can’t decide what to have... caprese... pasta... or pizza... (Included)

THE TOTAL Fun day for sure, but it cost me! And I missed breakfast. €206.10

THE TOTAL Feel like I’ve seen most of Rome. Contiki’s European Vista hotel trip, from €130 p/d (plus Colosseum Locally Guided tour with skipped queue, €26.50) Contiki’s exclusive access: PRICELESS

GOING IT ALONE...

HOTEL TRIPS

HOSTEL TRIPS

US$280 P/D

FROM US$174 P/D

FROM US$136 P/D

20:30 Let’s go find that cocktail bar, the night is young!

SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABIN TRIPS

CAMPING TRIPS FROM US$94 P/D

FROM US$134 P/D * Prices based on FT.com exchange rates as at 4th July, 2014 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 trip price. Contiki pricing is all based on summer departures on the following trips: European Vista (Hotel) p. 50, European Trail (Hostel) p.52, European Experience (Special Stopovers & Cabins) p.70 & Northern Escape (Camping) p.129. Food fund is included in the Special Stopover & Cabins & Camping trip comparisons above.

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PAY EARLY, SAVE MORE! It’s really pretty simple. Book & pay early for the best deal on your trip & airfares!

#1 SAVE UP TO US$675

#2 SAVE UP TO US$505

#3 SAVE UP TO US$335

How? Pay in full before 12th February 2014 & save up to 10%

How? Pay in full before 2nd April 2015 & save up to 7.5%

How? Pay in full before 14th May, 2015 & save up to 5%

Don’t miss out on these great deals. Check contiki.com/deals for the latest. These deals are subject to availability & may be withdrawn. Pay Early Savings based on 33 Day European Explorer, see contiki.com/explorer for details.

MORE WAYS TO SAVE TRAVELLING AGAIN?

BOOK WITH FRIENDS

TRIPLE SHARE

Travelled with us or one of our sister companies before? Welcome back to the family with 5% additional discount.

We believe in the principle of the more the merrier! Start early & get your mates on board for an amazing European adventure. Here’s how you can save, it’s really pretty simple.

Book a triple-share room (available on some hotel trips) & we’ll give you 5% off.

BOOK 2 OR MORE TRIPS

• 4 or more – everyone saves 5%

Can’t get enough of Contiki? We know the feeling. Book 2 trips of 7+ days & get US$50 off your second trip!

• 10 or more – everyone saves 10% (or…invite an 11th & shout them (or yourself for free!)

• 7 or more – everyone saves 7.5%

PART PAY Once you’ve booked your trip, register it online & share with your family & friends, & let them fund the adventure! You can also make payments yourself, to pay off your trip over time. Easy!

The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation, any applicable food funds & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights to/from Europe that start or end your trip). You can combine loyalty discounts (‘Travelling Again’) , group discounts (‘Book with Friends’) multi trip discounts (‘2 or more’) & early payment (‘Pay Early’) discounts on trips of 7 days or longer. Pay Early savings do not apply to bookings made within 45 days of trip departure and are not combinable with Last Minute Deals. Group discounts (‘Book with friends’) is available on all trips.

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WHAT YOU’LL GET WITH US THE MOST EXCITING THING ABOUT YOUR TRIP IS THE PLACES YOU ARE GOING TO SEE. BUT WE KNOW THERE IS ALSO A BUNCH OF PRACTICAL STUFF THAT’S EQUALLY IMPORTANT & THE REASON WHY YOUR TRIP WITH CONTIKI WILL BE ONE WITH #NOREGRETS

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TEAM

INCLUSIONS

The best thing about travelling with us is our Crew. They went through the mother of all training trips to get this gig & between them have over 150 years experience travelling Europe… They’ll show you this part of the world in a way you wouldn’t be able to discover on your own. They’re all international nomads from around the globe with a passion for Europe & can’t wait to show you their backyard. Check out p.22 for a bit of a stalk on who you might be spending your time exploring with.

We have more inclusions on our itineraries than anyone in the biz, giving you more choice on how to spend your days in Europe. We know it’s important to see the blockbusters & cultural highlights when you travel so they’re all included. And thanks to our sweet connections around Europe, we save you time – like queue skipping at the Eiffel Tower & The Vatican. Check out page p.18 for some of the best inclusions in Europe. And see p.16 to see more about your included accommodation.

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ME TIME

GETTING AROUND

FOOD

ME Time is all about the freedom & flexibility to explore in your free time. The only things fixed on your itinerary are the places you visit. In each destination you can make the choice to chill out & explore on your own time or take part in our ME Time optionals, which will give you an even more epic travel experience. Ask your Trip Manager for some tips on where to explore in the cities you’ll visit. Check page p.20 for some of our ME Time faves & ME Time Optional highlights.

Getting around Europe with us can include planes, trains & boats depending on your trip style. On most of our trips we prefer to travel on one of our fleet of lush coaches, it’s actually the most hassle free & comfortable way to get around Europe (air con, tv screens, WiFi & chargers). We’re not that keen on hauling our bags miles between train stations & our accommodation… we like to make sure getting to the places you visit is as quick & comfy as possible.

There is nothing better than tasting your way through various cultures. Our food philosophy is quality over quantity. Stop reading now if you’re going to get excited about an included soggy sandwich with questionable meat on the side of a European highway. Every Contiki itinerary includes breakfast every day – lunch we leave to experience your way & depending on your travel experience you’ll eat dinner in some of Europe’s hottest restaurants. Check page p.24 for a taste of what will be included on your trip.

CINQUE TERRE

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NO TWO TRAVELLERS ARE THE SAME & WE KNOW THAT. That’s why we offer more choice for young explorers with 8 tailor made travel experiences guaranteed to give you the ultimate European adventure. Are you the traveller who wants to tick off your bucket list… See the highlights & make friends back home jealous? Or do you want to spend more time in a single region seeing the backstreets & blockbusters? Do you want to sleep under the stars? Or take things slow & relaxed? Do you want to spend your entire trip living on the water? Maybe you’re looking to experience the energy & bright lights of the cities you visit? Whatever type of traveller you are, read on to discover our 8 travel experiences & check the travel intro sections for details on what’s included with each way to go.

FLORENCE

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DISCOVERY PLUS

See p. 36 for more

See it all, do it all More choice, more time for you & more comfort... our Discovery Plus trips are the way to go. Packed with the very best inclusions to get you even closer to Europe’s blockbusters, you’ll spend your days cycling the canals of Amsterdam, snapping the Parisian skyline from the top of the Eiffel Tower or learning about Florence’s Renaissance history from your specialist Local Guide.

“Packed with the very best inclusions to get you even closer to Europe’s blockbusters”

HIGH ENERGY

Keen to conquer Europe your own way? That’s cool too. With plenty of free time to do as you please, head out & discover the highlights of Europe for yourself. We’ve sorted some great hotels & hostels in fantastic locations, so whatever time you crawl into bed you’ve got sweet sleeps guaranteed. With us you really can see & do it all.

See p. 62 for more

Explore by day, live it up by night Ready to take Europe by storm? Our High Energy trips are for the travellers who want to have it all; culture packed days, party filled nights & everything in between. Tick off wine tasting in France, yacht spotting in the French Riviera or gondola riding in Venice as you explore the very best in European culture. Then let the good times roll as day turns to night, with access to Contiki exclusive parties & nightclubs throughout Europe. And what’s a Contiki without a stopover in our very own French Château or Austrian Gasthof? Exclusive to High Energy trips, our Special Stopovers & Cabins offer the ultimate accommodation experience; epic swimming pools, volleyball courts, Contiki owned nightclubs & bars, tasty home cooked dinners & a whole heap more.

“Exclusive to High Energy trips, our Special Stopovers & Cabins offer a unique accommodation experience”

SEE MORE EXPERIENCES

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EASYPACE

See p.104

Take it slowly

“Later starts every morning & longer time spent in each city (2-3 night stops)”

Sometimes taking your time is the only way to go. Our Easy Pace trips are for those who want to take life down a gear, kicking back & delving deep into European culture are top of the priority list. Spend longer doing the things you love, like wandering the canals of Venice, snapping graffiti on the Berlin Wall or soaking up the rays on Santorini. And because we love Europe just as much as you, we want to show you all the hotspots. We’ll take you to our favourite restaurants, show you our must see sights & let you in on some secrets so you’ll feel like a local in no time. Plus, with later starts every morning & longer time spent in each city (2-3 night stops), you’ll feel relaxed, refreshed & ready to explore.

FIND OUT MORE AT CONTIKI.COM/ WAYSTOTRAVEL

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

See p. 80

Crave for living like a local? Love to delve a little deeper into local life? Our In-depth Explorer trips are for the culture lovers amongst you; the travellers happiest when they can lose themselves in a new city, make friends with the locals & dedicate some serious time to hunting out the best traditional delicacies. We spend longer in each city (2-3 night stops), which means more time for you to get a flavour of the real Europe & more free time to really sink your teeth into the destinations. Your Trip Manager will eat, sleep & breathe local life so will be full of top tips & suggestions & with tons of included delicious dinners at our cherry picked restaurants, we’ll also make sure you taste the Europe you love.

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“More time for you to get a flavour of the real Europe”

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FREESTYLE CAMPING

See p.124

Sleep under the stars Can’t get enough of the great outdoors? Stretch your budget further & travel the way it all began in ’62 with a Freestyle Camping Experience. Sleep under the stars each night in some of our favourite countryside locations & make the most of the awesome camping facilities we have on offer, think swimming pools, volleyball courts, bars, restaurants & more. Crave a bit of comfort when you travel? Share one of our spacious tents with a friend or go for a ‘tent to myself’ option for a bit of extra room. All tents come with super comfy mattresses so you’ve got a great night’s sleep guaranteed.

“Stretch your budget further & travel the way it all began in ’62”

“Spend your days swimming in crystal clear waters, topping up your tan on deck”

SAILING & CRUISE

See p.134

Sun, sea, sand & adventure! Set sail on the dazzling blue waters of the Mediterranean with our Sailing & Cruise trips. Test out your sea legs on a traditional Turkish Gulet, or sun drenched Greek yacht & spend your days swimming in crystal clear waters, topping up your tan on deck & getting to know your new travel mates. Love to indulge in local delicacies? Sailing & Cruise is all about tasting the flavours of the region. We’ll serve you up delicious dishes throughout the day with even more included meals, plus in each port we visit we’ll fill you in on all the hot spots so you never miss a second of the action.

FESTIVALS & SHORT STAYS

See p.152

Join our festival crew Are you a music fan happiest when you’re dancing to your favourite band? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to experience the madness of Oktoberfest, or bring in the New Year gazing at the illuminated Eiffel Tower? Whatever festival experience you’re chasing, we’ve got something you’ll want. From Hogmanay to ANZAC, Royal Ascot to Sziget, our Festival & Short Stay experiences will have you partying all year round. We’ve got a range of accommodation types available plus multiple city start points giving you the flexibility to join your trip at a location that suits you. The only question now is, where to go first?

“Whatever Festival experience you’re chasing, we’ve got something you’ll want.”

“Travelling in Autumn, Winter or Spring means less queues, fewer crowds & cheaper entry fees”

WINTER & SKI

See p.146

Hit the slopes Discover an unexpected Europe with our Winter & Ski trips. Travelling in Autumn, Winter or Spring means less queues, fewer crowds & cheaper entry fees, giving you more time (and budget) to do the things you love, like hunting out delicious local treats or haggling on that must have leather bag. Ski & board junkies – when it comes to carving powder, Austrian slopes are up there with the best of them. Get your adrenaline thumping with days spent racing down the fresh powder runs. We’ve got awesome accommodation & après-ski fun sorted at our traditional Austrian Gasthof.

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Haus Lukas, Hopfgarten

Hotel Himmelrich, Lucerne

Haroula Hotel, Santorini

Wombats Hostel, Vienna

Generator Hostel, Barcelona

Ch창teau de Cruix, France

Chalet Jungfrau, Lauterbrunnen

Contiki Village, Rome

Camping Jungfrau, Lauterbrunnen

Camping, Rome

Camping, Hopfgarten

Plus Hostel, Berlin

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WAYS TO STAY

BB Firenze City Centre, Florence

Generator Hostel, Berlin

Gasthof Schöneck, Hopfgarten

YOU KNOW WHAT KIND OF TRAVEL EXPERIENCE YOU WANT – NOW HERE’S WHERE YOU’LL STAY, WITH 4 OPTIONS TO SUIT ANY BUDGET.

HOTELS

HOSTELS

Love a bit of extra luxe? Our superior all-hotel accommodation is all about comfort, location & facilities you’ll love. With twin share rooms featuring comfy beds & pools in some locations & WiFi at all. It’s the perfect place to rest your head after a long day of exploring.

We’ve chosen some of the newest & best hostels in amazing locations, with great facilities & staff. Restaurants, swimming pools, Jacuzzis, cafés, saunas & WiFi are just some of what’s on offer. All rooms have private facilities & are maximum quad-share. For the cities where we don’t use hostels, you’ll get upgraded to a hotel; On us of course.

SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS Keen to mix it up? Exclusive to our High Energy trips are our Contikionly Special Stopovers & Cabin accommodation. Think French Château, Swiss Chalet, picture perfect villages with pools, plus your own exclusive nightclubs through Europe & WiFi. In the places where you’re not staying at our exclusive properties & villages we throw in free hotel & hostel upgrades. What’s not to love?

CAMPING The great outdoors are calling! Our camping classics get you back to nature the way it all began back in ’62. With easy to use tents for 1 or 2, comfy mattresses & awesome campsite facilities, plus WiFi. Sleeping under the stars doesn’t get much better.

Look for the accommodation styles & inclusions on each of our itinerary pages & check one of our 8 travel experience pages to find what accommodation types are available & more of what’s included.

Visit contiki.com/waystostay for more details of hotels & hostels we visit

Camping, Antibes

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MORE INCLUDED EXPERIENCES: OUR INSIDER’S GUIDE

AMSTERDAM Roll past windmills on a countryside bike ride, then head to see how the Dutch do it with a cheese & clog making demo!

See this map? It’s every destination we visit in Europe & some of our favourite included experiences. On our trips we don’t just take you to these destinations, we make sure you get under the skin of every place you visit with all the info you need & more. ON EACH TRIP… Hit the ground running with an included sightseeing, orientation or guided walking tour of every city you go to, where our Trip Managers share every ounce of detail they know – from the historical & interesting facts, to the insider knowledge they’ve picked up along the way. And in some cities you’ll get access to our network of Local Guides, passionately sharing their home with you, by foot or by bike! Our access gets you past the queue & into the sights so you can maximise your time in the places that count. No other travel company offers as many unique experiences & better access than Contiki.

LOCH NESS Head out in search of Nessie herself as you cruise Scotland’s famous lake – Loch Ness.

PARIS Delve into the heart of Paris with a traveller favourite – our A to Z tour of the city’s icons topped off with champagne & escargot. Oui Oui! And on some trips venture to new heights as you skip the line & head straight to the top of the world’s most famous tower: La tour Eiffel!

EVEN MORE INCLUDED If you think it stops with included sightseeing, think again. We’ve got Europe covered with even more included experiences. Check out the map for a few of our top picks in some of the cities we visit. HERE’S A TASTE OF EVEN MORE EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • See Munich on two wheels with a locally guided bike ride • Boat ride through Venice’s scenic canals • Visit Louis XVI’s Palace of Versailles outside of Paris

BARCELONA This sexy city’s a sizzler & it’s not hard to see why. Our walking tour of the Gothic Quarter gets you to the heart of Spain’s second largest city.

• Visit the Horse of Troy with our Local Guide • Visit the Pyramids of Giza & Egyptian Museum with our Local Guide • Cruise the scenic river Rhine past castles & vineyards • Take a boat ride along the stunning Cinque Terre coastline • Guided tour of the Alhambra Palace in Granada & visit the Royal Palace in Madrid • Experience a West End Musical in London Note: These experiences can vary per trip, so check out our trip pages for a full list on your chosen trip & get ready for your adventure.

IBIZA Hit the beach clubs in one of the world’s party hotspots, iconic Ibiza. Turn up & get down on the party island where sun & fun reigns supreme.

KEY Overnight stops Places visited

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ST PETERSBURG Take a Locally Guided tour of the Hermitage, once home to the Tsars. Follow it up with a guided tour of the city.

GEIRANGER Charge those camera batteries as you head out by boat on Geiranger Fjord… serious 360º beauty.

PRAGUE Experience the magical sights of Prague on a Locally Guided bike ride of the “City of a Thousand Spires” (no lycra required!)

HEIDELBERG

Bratislava

DUBROVNIK Channel Game of Thrones with a Locally Guided walking tour of the cobbled streets & Old Town walls of beautiful Dubrovnik.

ISTANBUL With culture galore, Istanbul will capture your heart as you visit the Blue Mosque, Galata Bridge & the hustle & bustle of the iconic Spice Markets with our Local Guide.

ROME As they say…when in Rome! Let us get you up close the sites while you weave your way through the city & on some trips you’ll even visit the smallest country in the world, Vatican City (skipping the queue too, of course).

ATHENS

FLORENCE Get in the know on anything & everything Chianti with our wine tasting experience at a castle in the Tuscan hills. Follow it up with a journey into the city’s secrets with a Locally Guided tour of the must-see city sights.

CAPRI

Discover the incredible ancient Acropolis with a Locally Guided tour of some of the world’s oldest monuments.

Be the envy of your friends as you enjoy a day trip to the glamorous Isle of Capri!

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TANDEM PARAGLIDING IN THE TYROL

ME TIME IN AMSTERDAM

ME TIME IN FLORENCE

WATER SPORTS IN CORFU

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ME TIME

ME TIME IS FREE TIME. HAVING THE FREEDOM & FLEXIBILITY TO DISCOVER EUROPE YOUR WAY. FREE TIME You’re an explorer… so we give heaps of free time to take in the things you came to see & do. Our team can share all their local insight, like the best place to buy macaroons in Paris & the coolest local art exhibitions in Florence. Or just chill by the pool with a book. You choose, it’s your time.

ME TIME OPTIONALS Our tried & tested traveller favourite ME Time optionals are another way you can make the most of your free time. It’s the stuff our travellers have told us you just have to do. Being the longest in the business, it goes without saying that we hook our travellers up with great prices & offer the biggest variety of experiences.

• Gondola ride, Venice

Look out for the M symbol on our trip pages for some great tips on how to spend your ME Time:

• Flamenco show, Barcelona

• Whitewater rafting, Austria • Cabaret show, Paris • Wine tasting, Rhine Valley • Guided tour of the Vatican museums, Rome • River cruise & dinner, Budapest • Italian cooking class, Rome • Bungy jumping, Swiss Alps... See Contiki.com/metime for a full list of our ME Time optionals.

Important: ME Time optional activities are not included in the price of your trip. They are run by 3rd party operators & on occasions, for some of the activities, travellers may be required to sign a waiver to participate. Before you leave, it’s important that you check your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities & be aware that some of our optionals can be physically demanding & may involve some risk.

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MEET OUR TEAM People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team are what makes our trips. First up, our On-road Team of Trip Managers, Drivers & On-road Cooks are extensively trained & travelled & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. Their passion for getting you in the know on every single detail of each destination is what makes our travellers walk away from their experience knowing that they made every moment count. And it’s not just our team on the road. At our exclusive Contiki-only Special Stopovers & Cabin Villages we’ve got nearly 100 locally based staff exclusively for you – from managers, in-house cooks, bar staff, housekeepers to party starters. They look after every single detail during your stay, creating endless awesome moments in Europe’s top locations. It’s just another thing that makes your experience with us totally unique.

WITH A TEAM OF OVER 400 EUROPEAN BASED EXPERTS, WE CAN’T WAIT TO GIVE YOU AN INSIDER’S VIEW OF THIS AWESOME CONTINENT.

We sat down with a few of our team for a quick chat, to see what makes them tick. 1. KAT, TRIP MANAGER I’m a die-hard fan of Barcelona. Why? It’s all about food, art, people, culture... what’s not to love? Oh, and black ink paella is my go-to Spanish treat. Something random? I never leave a city without buying a fridge magnet for my granny! Her current total is around 70... she might need to buy another fridge... Why Contiki? Cos we give you the best time of your life... is there anything better than that? Next on my travel hit list is... Denmark!

2. CHRIS, TRIP MANAGER Dubrovnik holds a place in my heart... the Old Town, city walls, great weather, good food. A swim in the clear blue water on a hot day is the best! I’m a mad keen photographer – I never leave home without my Canon SLR, and of course the trusty iPhone – follow me on Instagram @christopher_tabone to check out my adventures! Music is my life, so my iPhone, iPod & headphones are with me at all times, and hooking travellers up with my new favourite tunes is what I love to do. My insider tip? Act like a traveller not a tourist.

3. NATE, TRIP MANAGER Ed, On-site Team Manager

Morgan, On-site Cook

My ultimate destination is Munich… Top of my list of things to do in the summer is a daily dip in the Isar (river), you can surf in it! I’d follow the day up with pork knuckle washed down with a litre of Augustina – the champagne of beers! Something quirky… I never leave home without an extra pair of underwear in carry-on. My motto… pameligo… meaning ‘Turn it up’ in Greek. Why Contiki? Because we are the best at what we do.

4. JAKUB, DRIVER Berlin is my favourite city... a place I’ll never get tired of. I really want to do a Trabi tour one day... look it up! My motto... NOREGRETS of course! My favourite animal has got to be Parrot – nothing more entertaining than a talking bird! Contiki is the best job in the world because I love the mix of travel & driving, I’m European & I am living the dream! Lucy, On-site Housekeeper

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Eat well ,

travel often - Breakfast every day - Lunch – your way - Many dinners - More authentic regional dining experiences Exploring cultures through exotic & delicious eats is one of the best things about travel. For us it’s about getting an authentic taste of regional flavours & local cuisines more than anything else. From steaming paella, delicious tapas, plates piled high with pasta or flavoursome French classics; we indulge the foodie within. Here’s why we’re different: • 100% of our trips include breakfast every single day of the trip. Think hot breakfasts, eggs, pancakes, cereals, yoghurt, breads & more • Don’t be fooled by the claims others might make of included lunches. It may look like more meals are included, but do your research & you’ll see these included lunches aren’t always what they seem. We don’t think having a soggy sandwich in a car park at a roadside stop is how you want to experience European cuisine • It’s all about authenticity & quality, whether it’s at our favourite local restaurants, our Contiki Special Stopovers, or freshly cooked meals at our Contiki Villages. And we’re pretty good at catering to special dietary requirements too. Just let us know before you book your trip & we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs • More time for you. We also know discovering your own path through food is essential, so as part of our trips we leave lots of ME Time free, especially lunches, for you to head out to uncover local tastes

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“WE DANCED THE NIGHT AWAY AS WEDDING CRASHERS AT THE BIGGEST ALBANIAN WEDDING OF THE YEAR!” My friend & I are always the last to leave the party & love meeting new people. We had made our way to Albania on a short stopover & really wanted to go out. With much objection from our Trip Manager we finally headed off into the night... befriending a group of locals on their way to an Albanian wedding they invited us along... There were hundreds of guests, amazing food & wine, entertainment & an amazing fireworks display, seen all the way back at the hotel by the rest of our group! But here is the icing on the cake – I caught the bride’s bouquet! – Katie Hunter

“I’LL NEVER FORGET THE SHY, YOUNG CANADIAN GIRL I MET ON MY FIRST TOUR...” We’d just arrived in Antibes & decided to walk to the beach with the rest of the group to watch the sunset. As we got there I noticed she had tears in her eyes & her hands over her mouth. “What’s wrong?” I asked. Her emotional reply gave me goose bumps all over. “Thanks Joe”, she said “Absolutely nothing’s wrong... but this is the first time I’ve ever seen the ocean!” The whole group burst into spontaneous applause. She started laughing & cheering with us, then with a smile from ear to ear, proceeded to run though the group, removing her clothes & dived straight into the sea... Baywatch style! The rest of us quickly followed suit & we all spent the rest of the evening paddling in the water with her.

“I FELL MADLY IN LOVE WITH A GIRL 10 DAYS INTO MY TRIP…” After an emotional goodbye I decided that instead of going home I would spend all of my money booking myself onto her next Contiki that was leaving in just four days. That decision changed my life. I surprised her by turning up at the Contiki Basement just before the trip was about to leave & spent the next 37 days chasing her around the world & falling in love. I may have no money but am rich with love, memories & happiness & definitely have #NOREGRETS – Ryan Dube

– Joe Patrick

“A GUY ON MY TOUR WAS A DOUBLE FOR ‘GANGNAM STYLE’ PSY.” When we hit Florence we dressed him up with the trademark dark sunnies, black suit & tie. The reaction was hilarious as everyone went wild – actually believing it was PSY! He was mobbed, invited into a restaurant, plied with free drinks & danced as ‘Gangnam Style’ blasted out over & over again. What an experience! – Chloe Russel

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“ORDERING A CAB IN PRAGUE… FROM AUSTRALIA!” My friend got lost after a night out in Prague & managed to walk 7km in the wrong direction. He called his mates in Australia & read the nearest street sign to them... they ordered him a cab from the other side of the world!

“IT WAS MY DREAM TO VISIT THE MONTE CARLO IN MONACO.” I was travelling on a tight budget but when we got there I decided to put €5 in the slot machine just so I could look back & say I had gambled at the Monte Carlo! Luck was on my side – on my first spin I hit the jackpot & won €3,000! I bought bottles of champagne & the whole group celebrated with me. An amazing memory & definitely #NOREGRETS – Sharna Bunting

– Farren Mackelvie

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LEGENDS Contiki travellers are the world’s best storytellers. These are the epic quests, crazy adventures, lucky escapes, hilarious characters & swoon-worthy romances that have happened on real Contiki trips. Stories that have changed our travellers lives & #NOREGRETS moments that will be remembered for years to come. Visit contiki.com/legends for more legendary tales & real life travel inspiration.

“I’LL NEVER FORGET HER AMAZING SPIRIT. SHE TAUGHT US TO SEE THE CITY IN A NEW WAY.”

On my trip there was a girl who was almost completely blind. We were in Rome & it was amazing to see how she experienced everything in a totally different way, pointing out sounds & scents the rest of us had missed. When it was time to go back to the hotel she offered to lead the way – we thought she was joking! But sure enough she lead the whole group through the winding laneways... past all the sights... to the train station... & all the way back to the hotel! We were completely in awe. - Chris Treloggen

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I had the most amazing time of my life! If you are even considering doing a Contiki make sure you do it!! – Ashley Rigby

OUR TRAVELLERS SEE EUROPE Say no to FOMO & join thousands of young travellers as a part of our Contiki community. Be the envy of all your friends back home with packed Facebook & Instagram accounts full of your #NOREGRETS moments from the adventure of a lifetime. All these shots could be yours – start planning your trip now & create these memories for yourself. It’s time for you to join us, be part of our story & make it yours too. This is the time of your life. Experience it. Capture it. Share it & make every moment count.

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I would recommend a Contiki tour to anybody wanting to experience a life changing holiday – I am already saving for my next one! Go Contiki!!!! – spitfirewhirl007

Wow, think my head is still spinning from this EPIC trip. EPIC trip, EPIC people & EPIC places. – Christie

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WANDERLUST (n.) A STRONG DESIRE OR URGE TO WANDER OR TRAVEL & EXPLORE THE WORLD.

GOOGLE PLUS (plus.google.com/+Contiki) Travel articles, tips & advice

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Trip of a lifetime!

REVIEWS (contiki.com/reviews) Don’t just take our word for it, check out trip reviews & see what our past travellers have to say. And once you’re finished your trip, leave a review yourself!

SOCIAL MEDIA Keep in touch once you return home & find out first about new destinations, deals & contests.

TWITTER (twitter.com/contikiAsia) Include #Contiki & #NOREGRETS on your tweets, or give us a shout out – we read everything!

THE MOST DANGEROUS RISK OF ALL – THE RISK OF SPENDING YOUR LIFE NOT DOING WHAT YOU WANT, ON THE BET YOU CAN BUY YOURSELF THE FREEDOM TO DO IT LATER.

MEETUPS (contiki.com/meetups) Meet the rest of your travel group before you go & start chatting. Or download our Shout! App & access MeetUps on your iPhone or Android.

– RACHEL WOLCHIM

IF WE WERE MEANT TO STAY IN ONE PLACE, WE’D HAVE HAVE ROOTS INSTEAD OF FEET

CONTIKI.COM Book your next adventure here! Even though you’ve ticked Europe off your bucketlist, there are plenty of other amazing parts of the world to explore with Contiki – like New Zealand, Australia, Latin America, North America & Asia (including our new favourite, Japan!), or head back to Europe to explore more. You’re part of the family now, so enjoy a 5% discount off your next trip, wherever it may be.

VINE (vine.co/contiki) Share your trip in realtime, as it happens.

INSTAGRAM (instagram.com/checkin) Capture your favourite travel moments & tag with #Contiki & #NOREGRETS We regram our favourites on @contiki!

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COSTA RICA

CONTIKI CARES At Contiki, we’re creating a community of young & passionate people who simultaneously live with conscience & live to travel. To continue travelling the world for decades & centuries to come, we need to respect & protect the places we visit through everything we do. Change doesn’t happen overnight & it doesn’t come easy, but we’re dedicated to making the effort & empowering the next generation of changemakers.

TIMELINE OF CONTIKI CARES PROJECTS Since 2011, Contiki has partnered with some incredible ocean-based organisations, providing support for sustainability & conservation, initiatives & educating travellers through Earth Month expeditions.

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WHY OCEANS? Oceans have a domino effect on the entire eco-system of our planet – from the forests to the deserts & everything in between.

TRAVEL – IT LEAVES YOU SPEECHLESS THEN TURNS YOU INTO A STORYTELLER.

5 WAYS TO TREAD LIGHTLY WHEN TRAVELLING

12 incredible storytellers. 1 unforgettable story. 1 meaningful project. To celebrate Earth Month, we sent 12 storytellers to stunning Costa Rica, on our 11 day Costa Rica Unplugged trip. Accompanied by our sustainability partner Céline Cousteau, the storytellers visited our newest Contiki Cares project with the Sea Turtle Conservancy & together, created a tale of adventure, conservation & absolute #NOREGRETS travel. Through photography, video & written word, the storytellers documented their experiences with the hope to raise awareness of the human dangers affecting the sea turtles & why we as travellers need to treadlightly as we explore this amazing planet.

1. Bring a reusable water bottle & reduce the use of plastics.

2. Explore cities by foot, bike or public transport on your ME Time to reduce your carbon footprint.

Watch their story on Contiki.com/storytellers & do your part in raising awareness by sharing their story.

“In sharing our story with the world, we’re inspiring people to see that, as travellers, we can do so much more than just visit a place & actually partake in giving back.” – Céline Cousteau, Contiki sustainability partner “Watching the sea turtles nesting on the beach has been one of the best experiences of my life – I feel so grateful to have witnessed that.”

3. Switch off when you’re not in your hotel room to conserve energy.

4. Buy local – you’ll support the communities you visit & help reduce shipping from other countries.

– Ben Brown, Contiki Storyteller & vlogger “I hope that through my photos I inspire people to say, “That’s beautiful - I’d love to travel to Costa Rica”, because then they’ll see why it’s so important to preserve it.” – Mirae Campbell, Contiki Storyteller & photographer

We’re founding members of the Treadright Foundation. Check out more on p.164.

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DISCOVERY PLUS

EXPERIENCE AS MUCH OF EUROPE AS YOU WANT WITH MORE CHOICE & GREAT PLACES TO REST YOUR HEAD. SEE & DO IT ALL. INCLUDED • Take the trip of a lifetime through Europe with stopovers in up to 17 countries in this magnificent continent • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Breakfast every day, all included dinners at hotels & local restaurants • Twin & triple share rooms. Plus “A room to myself” option • A Trip Manager & Driver team who will be your oracle on all things Europe, plus access to our network of Local Guides • Loads included – from the must see sights to the less obvious, but equally amazing stuff

• Get around on our modern air-conditioned coaches with powerpoints, on-board WiFi, movies & a killer sound system • ME Time – choose to explore in your own time, or get involved in more ME Time optionals offered on these trips • Options to start or end in Paris, London or Amsterdam • Comfortable stays in great locations. Check them out: Ibis Meriadeck (Bordeaux), Vienna Ramada Hotel & Suites (Vienna), Trubsee Alpine Lodge, (Engleberg), Tresor Hostel (Ljubljana), & many more…

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Road to Athens + Greek Island Hopping....................p.47

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Road to Athens + Greek Cruising .....................................p.47

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European Explorer + Island & Cruising options ..................... See Web

WAYS TO STAY

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24 TRIPS FROM 8 DAYS TO 33 DAYS

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DISCOVERY PLUS

*IN TRANSIT

9 DAYS - FROM US$1439 PP*/US$160 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$185. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

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SNAPSHOT

EUROPEAN MAGIC

8 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

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ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night M Evening canal boat cruise

Day 5: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Stunning drive along the river Rhine M Wine tasting in an historic cellar

Day 6: Venice to Lucerne. Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & then steer all the way into the heart of the Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic alpine drive

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Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich. Head south to Munich, a charming festive 800-year old city & home of the world-famous Oktoberfest. (B) Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

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Day 4: Munich to Venice. Wind through the Bavarian Alps & stop at Innsbruck, Austria before we arrive in enchanting Venice. (B,D) See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck M Bobsled ride (summer departures only)

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Day 7: Lucerne to Paris. Pass through the lush vineyards & wine regions of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 8: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris – shop the chic boutiques, overload on pastries, traditional baguettes & cheese or sit back with a café au lait & people-watch. (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & three-course dinner

Day 9: Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

INCLUDED MEALS

Summer 2015 Code: BBHH Start Finish London or Paris or Ams’dam London

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Winter 2015/16 Code: WWHH Start Finish London or Paris or Ams’dam London

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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 cost (either twin or triple-share). BBHH - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$445. WWHH - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$385. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163. For details of winter trips between Oct 2014 - Mar 2015, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air–conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Locally guided bike tour of Munich • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Venetian dinner & regional wines M Private cruise on Lake Lucerne (summer departures only) See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Don’t miss the world renowned macaron heaven at Ladurée, in Paris. It’s THE place to try these iconic French treats (cute takeaway box packed with treats for later is essential).

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PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$255. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

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IRISH SEA

Wales

NETHERLANDS

NORTH SEA

ENGLAND

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London Dover Calais

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SNAPSHOT

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY

11 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

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ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night M Evening boat cruise along the canals

Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Stunning drive along the river Rhine

Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich. Head south to Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. (B) See the Lorelei Rock See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

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Day 4: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. Be ‘wowed’ by stunning alpine scenery en route to a cool Tyrolean village. (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports

Day 5: Austrian Tyrol to Venice. Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, artfilled palazzos & interesting little shops. (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

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Day 6: Venice to Rome. Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

FLORENCE

Day 7: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a trip of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

Day 8: Rome to Florence. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Entry into one of the largest nightclubs in Florence plus one drink

• •

Day 9: Florence to Lucerne. Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en route to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B) See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne View the Lion Monument

• •

Day 10: Lucerne to Paris. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 11: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & dinner

Day 12: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

INCLUDED MEALS

Summer 2015 Code: BBHD Start Finish London or Paris or Ams’dam London

Total Cost US$ pp*

26 2 16 25 2 7 9 14 16 21 23 28 4 6 11 13 16 18 20 23 25 27 2 4 7 9

Start Finish London or Paris or Ams’dam London

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015

2015 Mar Apr Apr Apr May May May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

11 continental breakfasts (B) 5 three-course dinners (D)

Apr Apr Apr May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

6 13 27 6 13 18 20 25 27 1 3 8 15 17 22 24 27 29 1 4 6 8 13 15 18 20

2345 2345 2345 2345 2415 2415 2415 2415 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2555 2555 2555 2555

Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

11 14 16 21 23 25 1 6 8 15 20 22 27 3 5 8 12 17 19 20 22 24 26 1 3 8

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Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct

22 25 27 1 3 5 12 17 19 26 31 2 7 14 16 19 23 28 30 1 3 5 7 12 14 19

2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWHW Start Finish London or Paris or Ams’dam London

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015 Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

15 17 20 27 3 17 22 29 1 6 8 12 14 16 18 20 22 24

Start Finish London or Paris or Ams’dam London

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015 Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan

26 28 31 7 14 28 3 10 12 17 19 23 25 27 29 31 2 4

1975 1975 1975 1975 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999

Dec 26 Dec 28 Dec 30

Jan 6 Jan 8 Jan 10

1999 1999 1999

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr

1999 1999 1999 1895 1895 1895 1895 1895 1895 1895 1895 1929 1929

2016 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar

3 5 10 19 26 2 9 16 23 1 8 15 22

14 16 21 30 6 13 20 27 5 12 19 26 2

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Locally guided bike tour of Munich • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Gelato in Rome – on us • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Bike ride in the Austrian Tyrol (summer departures only) M Swarovski crystal world M Whitewater rafting (summer departures only) M Traditional feast in the hills of Tuscany See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

BBHD - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$609. WWHW - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$489.

LOCAL CULTURE

Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price.

Explore the original ‘Ghetto’ in Venice. Take a stroll through the narrow streets & squares of the Jewish Quarter that dates back to the 16th Century.

Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 1 night in the Austrian Tyrol is replaced by 1 night in Innsbruck. For details of winter trips between Oct 2014 - Mar 2015, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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SPAIN/FRANCE MONACO/ITALY VATICAN CITY

DISCOVERY PLUS

13 DAYS - FROM US$1855 PP*/US$143 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$245. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

Slovenia FRANCE

ATLANTIC OCEAN

Cinque Terre

1 AVIGNON Aix-enProvence

Pyrenees Mountains

SPAIN Zaragoza

2 MADRID

FLORENCE

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8 World Heritage sites visited

1

Croatia

ITALY

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2 BARCELONA

PISA/ITALIAN RIVIERA 1 2 FLORENCE Bosnia-Herzegovina San Gimignano

ADRIATIC SEA

Serbia

Montenegro

2 ROME Vatican City

Albania

Places visited Nightstops Optional start/end city

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MEDITERRANEAN HIGHLIGHTS Day 2: Madrid. Get hooked on the Spanish capital’s spontaneous lifestyle that blends traditional culture with new vitality. (B) Day 3: Madrid to Barcelona. Stop in Baroque Zaragoza for lunch before heading towards Barcelona. (B,RD) See Zaragoza’s monumental cathedral

Day 4: Barcelona. This sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour – it’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun! (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district M Flamenco dance show

• •

Day 5: Barcelona to Avignon. Travel through the charming Provence region to graceful Avignon. (B) See the Papal Palace

Day 6: Avignon to French Riviera. Stop in Aixen-Provence, then it’s on to the glamorous French Riviera. Tonight Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit a French perfumery Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino M Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco

• • • • •

Day 7: French Riviera. Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop in upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,RD)

Day 8: French Riviera to Pisa. Enter the Cinque Terre region & explore the colourful cliffside villages, before reaching Pisa. (B) Visit the towns of Monterosso & Portovenere

Day 9: Pisa to Florence. Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa & roll through Tuscany to Renaissance Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 10: Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Entry to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence plus one drink

• •

Day 11: Florence to Rome. Enjoy a break in Medieval San Gimignano. Then pass through rural Umbria on the road to Rome. (B,RD) Day 12: Rome. Visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel, then tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’ & explore this living museum of history, from the Vatican to the Colosseum. (B) See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

• •

Day 13: Rome. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Day 2: Rome. Visit the Sistine Chapel & tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

Day 3: Rome to Florence. Discover Medieval San Gimignano, then head to Renaissance Florence. (B)

a

Day 4: Florence. Get the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Entry to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence plus one drink

• •

Day 5: Florence to Italian Riviera. Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then enter the unspoiled Cinque Terre region. (B) Visit the towns of Monterosso & Portovenere See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

• •

Day 6: Italian Riviera to French Riviera. Explore colourful cliffside villages before heading to the glamorous French Riviera. (B)(RD) Day 7: French Riviera. Stroll through outdoor markets, shop in upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later, it’s Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace

Visit a Monte Carlo casino M Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco Day 8: French Riviera to Avignon. Through charming Provence, stop for lunch in Aix-enProvence, then continue on to Avignon. (B) Visit a French perfumery Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur See the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence See Avignon’s Papal Palace

• • • •

Day 9: Avignon to Barcelona. Wind along the Mediterranean coast through the Pyrénées Mountains to vibrant Barcelona. (B,RD)

Start Madrid

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

2395 2395 2395 2395 2475 2475

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

2475 2475 2475 2395 2395 2395

INCLUSIONS

2015

2015 May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

Start Madrid

16 30 13 27 4 11

28 11 25 9 16 23

Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

18 25 1 22 5 19

30 6 13 3 17 1

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWMD Start Madrid

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Nov 12 Dec 10

1945 1915

Start Madrid

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan 20 Mar 17

2015 1855

2016

2015 Oct 31 Nov 28

Jan 8 Mar 5

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share). BBMD - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$829. WWMD - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$735. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163. For details of winter trips between Oct 2014 - Mar 2015, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

Summer 2015 Code: BBDM Start Rome

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

2219 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275

4 18 1 15 22 29

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

2355 2355 2355 2355 2275 2275

2015

2015 May May Jun Jun Jun Jun

Start Rome

16 30 13 27 4 11

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep

6 13 20 10 24 7

18 25 1 22 5 19

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWDM

Day 11: Barcelona to Madrid. See Baroque Zaragoza with a lunch stop as we head to buzzing Madrid. (B,RD) See Zaragoza’s monumental cathedral

above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling * Prices solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no

Day 12: Madrid. Get hooked on the Spanish capital’s spontaneous lifestyle that blends traditional culture with new vitality. (B) Day 13: Depart Madrid. It’s time to say farewell, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation

12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

12 continental breakfasts (B), 4 regional dinners: local tapas feast in Barcelona & regional feasts in our favourite local spots (RD)

Day 10: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It’s a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district M Flamenco dance show

• •

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED MEALS

Summer 2015 Code: BBMD

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING (START ROME) Day 1: Arrive Rome. Check-in to your hotel & then the afternoon is yours to explore. Later, meet your Trip Manager & travel mates. (RD) See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

12 16

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING - START MADRID Day 1: Arrive Madrid. Check-in to your hotel & then the afternoon is yours to explore. Later meet your Trip Manager & fellow travellers for dinner. (RD)

SNAPSHOT

Start Rome

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

Oct 31 Nov 28 Jan 8

1945 1915 2015

Feb 22

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour • Cruise along the stunning, colourful coastal towns of the Cinque Terre (summer departures only) • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Locally guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica & the art of the Vatican museums Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Delicious feast in the Tuscan hills See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

Mar 5

1855

2016

2015 Oct 19 Nov 16 Dec 27

Start Rome

• An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Ristorante Belvedere in Monterosso in the Cinque Terre is a must for seafood lovers. Polish off a hearty feast with a panacotta & a glass of wine... heaven! VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ MED-HIGHLIGHTS

extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBDM - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$785. WWDM - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$735. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163. For details of winter trips between Oct 2014 -Mar 2015, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

YOUR CHOICE Keep it flexible & choose where you want to start, either Madrid, or Rome – this trip operates in both directions.

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DISCOVERY BELGIUM* PLUS NETHERLANDS GERMANY/SWITZERLAND LIECHTENSTEIN/AUSTRIA ITALY/VATICAN CITY/FRANCE MONACO *IN TRANSIT 16 DAYS - FROM US$2325 PP*/US$146 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$309. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Wales

Poland GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover Calais

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

Slovakia AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

SWITZ

Liechtenstein

Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

LYON 1

VENICE ITALY Pisa

10 World Heritage sites visited 1

PARIS

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

1 INNSBRUCK

LUCERNE 2

Avignon

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia

1

1 FLORENCE

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Monaco

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

ADRIATIC SEA

Vatican City

2 ROME

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SNAPSHOT

EUROPEAN ENCOUNTER

15 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 15 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

22

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

• •

Day 2: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, worldfamous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house

Day 3: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley. Follow the river to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Scenic Rhine river cruise (summer departures only)

Day 4: Rhine Valley to Lucerne. Weave through castle-dotted valleys & rolling vineyards on the way to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock Scenic alpine drive See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne M Cable car up Mt. Pilatus (weather dependent)

• • •

Day 5: Lucerne. Breathe in the alpine beauty of this lakeside town as you spend the day exploring. Wander the cobbled streets of this gorgeous mountain setting & shop for goods that Switzerland is known for – watches, chocolate & Swiss Army knives. (B) Day 6: Lucerne to Innsbruck. Twist & turn through scenic alpine vistas to Innsbruck. Soak up the sights & discover Tyrolean specialty shops in its Medieval old town. (B,D) Visit the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck M Whitewater rafting (summer departures only)

• •

Day 7: Innsbruck to Venice. Wind through the Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

• • •

Day 8: Venice to Rome. Say farewell to the canals & gondolas of Venice, before reaching the jawdropping sights of ancient Rome. (B)(RD)

the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, • See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 9: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums

Day 10: Rome to Florence. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Traditional Tuscan hills feast

• •

Day 11: Florence to French Riviera. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder en route to the glamorous French Riviera. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• • •

Day 12: French Riviera. Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Day 13: French Riviera to Lyon. We’ll leave the sunny coast behind as we make our way through the Rhône-Alpes to the gastronomic capital of France, Lyon. Foodies will be in heaven, so ask your Contiki team for some tips on where to head for some delicious tastes in this UNESCO World Heritage city. (B) Visit a French perfumery Visit Avignon & see the Papal Palace

• •

Day 14: Lyon to Paris. Take in the views of Rhône wine country as we head towards one of the world’s most famous & icon packed cities, glittering Paris. (B,D) See Chablis & Burgundy vineyards See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Day 15: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 16: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

INCLUDED MEALS

Summer 2015 Code: BBHX Start Finish London or Paris or Ams’dam London

Total Cost US$ pp*

17 1 8 22 29 5 12 19 24 26 1

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015

2015 Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

Start Finish London or Paris or Ams’dam London

May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

2 16 23 6 13 20 27 4 9 11 16

2845 2919 2919 2995 2995 2995 2995 2995 2995 2995 3095

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

3 10 17 24 7 14 28 4 18 2

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct

18 25 1 8 22 29 12 19 3 17

3095 3095 3095 3095 3095 2995 2995 2995 2995 2995

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWHZ Start Finish London or Paris or Ams’dam London

Total Cost US$ pp*

17 24 7 21 28 2 9 11 17 21 27

Start Finish London or Paris or Ams’dam London

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015

2015 Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

15 continental breakfasts (B), 1 Regional Dinner: Italian trattoria feast (RD), 6 three-course dinners (D)

Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan

1 8 22 6 13 17 24 26 1 5 11

2429 2429 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2465 2465 2465

Dec 29

Jan 13

2465

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr

2465 2465 2325 2325 2325 2325 2369

2016 Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar

6 9 23 30 20 27 19

21 24 7 14 6 13 3

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share).

BBHX - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$735. WWHZ - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$605. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163. For details of winter trips between Oct 2014 - Mar 2015, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

LUCERNE

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike (summer departures only) • Rhine river cruise (summer departures only) • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Guided city walking tour in Venice M Wine tasting in St Goar M Evening canal boat cruise in Amsterdam See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Ice cream lovers listen up… Amorino in Innsbruck is the place for the ultimate fix to fend off the Austrian heat! With dairy free options on offer too, there’s something for everyone’s taste. a

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NORTH SEA

ENGLAND London

Poland

Netherlands Dover

Calais ENGLISH CHANNEL

Belgium

GERMANY Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS Burgundy Region

FRANCE

DISCOVERY PLUS

SNAPSHOT

Slovakia

2 TYROL 1 Liechtenstein AUSTRIA Brenner Pass LUCERNE Slovenia

SWITZ Swiss Alps

Hungary

2 VENICE

Croatia

Bosnia-Herzegovina

16

ROAD TO ATHENS

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 15 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation + 1 night on board a ferry

2 FLORENCE

Pisa

ITALY

Vatican City

Serbia

ADRIATIC SEA

Montenegro

2 ROME

Macedonia

Mt. Vesuvius

Albania

Pompeii Brindisi

17 DAYS - 8 COUNTRIES FROM US$3079 PP*/US$182 P/DAY* SAVE

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PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$330. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

10 World Heritage sites visited 1

GREECE

1

2 ATHENS CORFU 1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

Corinth Canal IONIAN SEA

INCLUDED MEALS 16 continental breakfasts (B), 8 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Guided bike tour of Munich • Private boat through the canals of Venice • ‘Paris by Night’ tour & head to the top of the Eiffel Tower • Locally guided tours of Florence & Athens Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Captain’s cruise of Corfu M Rome of Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ROAD-ATHENS

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ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to Paris. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Day 2: Paris. Indulge in the magic, history & romance of legendary Paris. (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & dinner

Day 3: Paris to Lucerne. Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to alpine Lucerne. (B) See Chablis & Burgundy vineyards See the wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic alpine drive

• • •

Day 4: Lucerne to Munich. Leave the gorgeous lake town behind, stop in tiny Liechtenstein & later arrive in Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall M Mt. Stanserhorn cog rail & cable car ride (summer only)

• • •

Day 5: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. Take in alpine scenery en route to a cute Tyrolean village. (B,D) Day 6: Austrian Tyrol. Get an adrenaline rush – there’s loads on offer today. (B,D) Explore this region, famous for its adrenaline sports

Day 7: Austrian Tyrol to Venice. Wind through the Austrian Alps to fairytale Venice via the Brenner Pass. (B,D) Enjoy a scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles M Whitewater rafting adventure

Day 8: Venice. Meander along alleyways & canals to art-filled palazzos, quaint local shops, bars & markets. (B) Take a private motorboat to the historic islands

Summer 2015 Code: BBAL

• See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square • See Venice’s iconic canals

M Gondola ride along the canals

Day 9: Venice to Florence. Head through Tuscany via Pisa before arriving in Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 10: Florence. Get inside info from your local guide on Florence’s Renaissance buildings & art before exploring your way. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Leather craft demonstration M Tuscan hills feast

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Day 11: Florence to Rome. Farewell to Florence as we roll through Umbria’s hills & vineyards to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 12: Rome. Wander this ancient city with preserved Roman spaces at almost every corner. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums

Day 13: Rome to Greece. Pass by Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii before our overnight ferry to Greece. (B) Days 14 - 15: Corfu. Kick back & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B) M Water sports including parasailing, waterskiing & tube riding Day 16: Corfu to Athens. Leave Corfu via the Corinth Canal en route to mythological Athens. (B) Day 17: Depart Athens After morning sightseeing, swap contacts & say farewell to your new friends. (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a Local Guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium

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Start London or Paris

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

3079 3155 3245 3245 3245 3245 3245 3245 3245 3245

2015 Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun

21 12 26 31 2 9 16 21 23 28

Start London or Paris

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

3245 3349 3349 3349 3349 3349 3245 3245 3245

2015 7 28 11 16 18 25 2 7 9 14

Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

30 5 7 14 28 4 18 1 8

16 21 23 30 13 20 3 17 24

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share).

Single room supplement of US$799 & Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Athens. Note: on some departures, when the Greek ferry crossing is on a Sunday, the route changes. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

ROAD TO ROME END ROME - 13 DAYS

FROM US$2349* US$181 PER DAY SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$260. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

STUCK FOR TIME? We’ve got a shorter version of the 17-day Road to Athens trip, visiting 7 countries in 13 days. Trip code: BBRL See price panel above for departure dates & deduct US$730 for price to pay. Single room supp. US$625. visit contiki.com/ road-rome

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AEGEAN SEA

ATHENS 3

Piraeus GREECE

DISCOVERY PLUS

ROAD TO ATHENS

IONIAN SEA

SANTORINI 3

29 DAYS - 8 COUNTRIES FROM US$5399 PP*/US$187 P/DAY* 1

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$575. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

Start London or Paris

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

Places visited Nightstops

Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun

21 12 26 31 2 9 16 21 23 28

Start London or Paris

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2015

2015

MYKONOS 3

IOS 3

+ GREEK ISLAND HOPPING

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MYKONOS

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5095 5235 5399 5299 5355 5299 5565 5459 5515 5565

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5459 5725 5769 5725 5769 5725 5399 5299 5399

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Athens.

Days 1 - 16: London/Paris to Athens. See Road to Athens on opposite page.

B - These departures stay one less night in Athens code: RTAIB

Days 17 - 18: Athens. Explore more of Athens. (B)(B)

C - These departures stay two less nights in Athens code: RTAIC

Day 19: Athens to Mykonos. Ferry to Mykonos for sun & good times on this party island. (B,D)

Note: on some departures, when the Greek ferry crossing is on a Sunday, the route changes.

Days 20 - 21: Mykonos. Kick back on island time. (B)(B) Day 22: Mykonos to Santorini. Ferry to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini. (B,D) Days 23 - 24: Santorini. Indulge in Santorini’s famous blue & white buildings, beaches & sunsets. (B)(B)

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INCLUDED MEALS 28 continental breakfasts (B), 11 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Ferry crossings (tourist class) & coach transfers • For all other inclusions see p.46 EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

Note: for operational reasons, the Greek Island Hopping section of this trip may run in reverse.

• See the Corinth Canal • See the famous windmills on Mykonos • Visit Ios Town

Day 29 has been designed to allow you to finish the trip without needing an extra nights accommodation.

ME TIME OPTIONS

For more ways to save see p.9.

Day 25: Santorini to Ios. Cruise to Ios. (B,D)

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161.

Days 26 - 27: Ios. Relax & enjoy the beaches. (B)(B)

For travel insurance see p.163.

Day 28: Ios to Athens. Set sail back to Athens. (B)

M Santorini island chill-out M Athens farewell dinner

10 World Heritage sites visited

Day 29: Depart Athens. The trip ends after breakfast. (B)

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SANTORINI For full details, see contiki.com

TURKEY

1 ATHENS GREECE

Mykonos

DISCOVERY PLUS

ROAD TO ATHENS

Kusadasi Patmos

Santorini

+ 3 DAY GREEK ISLAND CRUISE 21 DAYS - 9 COUNTRIES FROM US$4215 PP*/US$201 P/DAY* SAVE

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 27 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation + 1 night on board a ferry:

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling Single room supplement of US$1345 & Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price.

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

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Crete 1

Places visited Nightstops

Summer 2015 Code: RTACR3

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20

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Port Twin Out Twin Out Twin In Twin In Taxes & US$ pp* Total US$ pp* Total Gratuities Cost Cost US$ pp* US$ pp* US$ pp*

2015 Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

21 12 26 2 9 16 23 30 7 14 28 4 18 1 8

May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

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180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180

4295 4415 4519 4519 4519 4519 4519 4519 4635 4635 4635 4635 4475 4475 4475

4475 4595 4699 4699 4699 4699 4699 4699 4815 4815 4815 4815 4655 4655 4655

4035 4145 4245 4245 4245 4245 4245 4245 4355 4355 4355 4355 4199 4199 4199

4215 4325 4425 4425 4425 4425 4425 4425 4535 4535 4535 4535 4379 4379 4379

* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Days 1 - 16: London/Paris to Athens. See Road to Athens on opposite page.

Day 21: Arrival into Athens. Your trip ends after breakfast & a transfer into central Athens. (B)

Single supplement option: Add US$1049 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or US$1119 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (add port taxes for total price).

Day 17: Athens. Explore more of Athens. (B)

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

Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share price.

Day 18: Athens to Kusadasi via Mykonos. Cruise to the Aegean island paradise of Mykonos, then later, we’ll set sail to Turkey. (B,L,D) Day 19: Kusadasi to Crete via Patmos. Wake up in the port town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colourful bazaar before it’s off to Patmos. Tonight, we’ll set sail to Crete. (B,L,D) Day 20: Crete to Santorini. Wake up to Greece’s biggest island, Crete famous for its soft white sand, little coves & rocky coast. This afternoon we’re off to Santorini, world-famous for its simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or catch a cable car up to the clifftop town of Fira. (B,L,D)

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 16 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation + 1 night on board a ferry, 3 nights on board a cruise ship

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INCLUDED MEALS 20 continental/breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 11 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Local Guide & On-board Cruise Rep • Nightly entertainment • Greek info pack • For all other inclusions see p.46 EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens.

• Visit Mykonos Town & see traditional Cycladic-style houses • Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar

Note: on some departures, when the Greek ferry crossing is on a Sunday, the route changes.

ME TIME OPTIONS

If you require a Schengen visa for this trip it must be multi-entry. Day 21 has been designed to allow you to finish the trip without needing an extra nights accommodation.

M Cruise to Santorini’s islands & volcanoes M Visit St. John’s Monastery Grotto of Apocalypse

For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161.

ISTANBUL

For travel insurance see p.163.

11 World Heritage sites visited VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ROAD-ATHENS-GREEK3

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BELGIUM*/NETHERLANDS DISCOVERY PLUS GERMANY/SWITZERLAND LIECHTENSTEIN/AUSTRIA ITALY FRANCE/MONACO/SPAIN *IN TRANSIT

18 DAYS - FROM US$3215 PP*/US$179 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$345. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

IRISH SEA

NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS

1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Wales

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London

Dover

1 RHINE VALLEY

1 BRUSSELS

Calais

BELGIUM ENGLISH CHANNEL

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS

AUSTRIA Loire Valley

SWITZ

FRANCE

ATLANTIC OCEAN

1 BORDEAUX

Liechtenstein

Lucerne

SWISS 2 ALPS

Innsbruck

Brenner Pass

Lake Garda

VENICE 2

Slovenia

Apennine Mountains Pisa

12 World Heritage sites visited 1

VENICE

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

Carcassonne

SPAIN

2 Monaco FRENCH RIVIERA

2 FLORENCE ITALY

ADRIATIC SEA

2 BARCELONA MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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SNAPSHOT

EUROPEAN IMPRESSIONS

17 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 17 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

26

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: London to Brussels. Meet up with your Contiki team & ferry across the English Channel. Dash through France to Brussels, famous for its chocolate, waffles & beer. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Statue of the Manneken Pis & the Grand Place

Day 11: Florence to French Riviera. Head out along the Italian coastline & past the ancient maritime city of Genoa to the glamorous French Riviera. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! (B) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

Day 2: Brussels to Amsterdam. Head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam & check out its myriad of museums, cool cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night M Evening canal boat cruise

Day 12: French Riviera. Do as the locals do today – take a stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D)

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Day 3: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley. Follow the river to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Stunning drive along the river Rhine Learn how beer steins are crafted

• • •

Day 4: Rhine Valley to Swiss Alps. Stop in lakeside Lucerne for chocolate before arriving in the beautiful Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic alpine drive

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Day 5: Swiss Alps. Enjoy waking up to stunning views in this alpine paradise. Chill for the day & opt in for one of the many outdoor activities on offer like the Ice Flyer & hiking. (B,D) Day 6: Swiss Alps to Munich. Leave this gorgeous area behind, then we cross through tiny Liechtenstein & arrive in lively Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

• • •

Day 7: Munich to Venice. Wind through the Alps & stop in Innsbruck, before travelling via the Brenner Pass to lakeside Sirmione & onward to fairytale Venice. (B,D) See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda

• • •

Day 8: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

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Day 13: French Riviera to Barcelona. Travel past Cannes, through France’s charmingly rustic Provence region, over the Pyrénées Mountains to Mediterranean Barcelona. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Day 14: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an unforgettable optional flamenco show! (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district M Flamenco dance show

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Day 15: Barcelona to Bordeaux. Feel the glory of Medieval Carcassonne on the road to Bordeaux. (B) Visit one of Europe’s greatest fortress cities

Day 16: Bordeaux to Paris. Cut through the Loire Valley & pass rolling vineyards en route to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 17: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 18: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

BARCELONA

INCLUDED MEALS

Summer 2015 Code: BBEM Start London

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

3215 3215 3299 3385 3385 3385 3385 3385 3385 3385 3485

9 23 7 21 28 11 15 18 22 25 2

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015

2015 Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

Start London

17 continental breakfasts (B), 9 three-course dinners (D)

26 10 24 7 14 28 2 5 9 12 19

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

9 Jul 13 Jul 16 Aug 30 Aug 6 Aug 20 Sep 27 Sep 3 Sep 17 ● Oct 24 ● Oct

26 30 2 16 23 6 13 20 4 11

3485 3485 3485 3485 3485 3385 3385 3385 3385 3385

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$835 & Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Locally guided bike tour of Munich • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Guided tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Tuscan hills feast M Venice walking tour M Bungy jumping in the Swiss Alps M Monaco dinner M Wine tasting See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Take an Amsterdam canal cruise, grab your loved one & kiss under the Skinny Bridge. If the tale is true, you’ll be together forever!

Day 9: Venice to Florence. It’s on to Pisa to check out its architectural wonder before reaching Renaissance Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 10: Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demo M Nightclub entry

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DISCOVERY FRANCE/SWITZERLAND PLUS MONACO/ITALY VATICAN CITY/AUSTRIA GERMANY/CZECH REPUBLIC NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM IN TRANSIT 21 DAYS - FROM US$2995 PP*/US$143 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$399. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS

Edam

ENGLAND

2 AMSTERDAM

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

2 PARIS

Slovakia

Dachau

MUNICH 1 SWITZ

Slovenia

ITALY

1

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

Hungary

Brenner Pass Swiss Alps

FRENCH RIVIERA

AUSTRIA

2 LUCERNE

FRANCE

12 World Heritage sites visited

1 VIENNA 2 TYROL

Burgundy Region

VENICE 2

Pisa

2

Monaco

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Croatia

Apennine Mountains

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1 FLORENCE

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME

Vatican City

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SNAPSHOT

EUROPEAN VISTA

20 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 20 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

31

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Day 2: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 3: Paris to Lucernce. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 4: Lucerne. Your jaw will drop at the alpine beauty of this lake town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) See the wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument

• •

Day 5: Lucerne to French Riviera. Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en route to the glamorous resort town of Nice. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit a French perfumery

• •

• Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Day 13: Austrian Tyrol. Choose your own adventure in the mountains of Tyrol – exhilarating outdoor activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! (B,D) M Tandem paragliding Day 14: Austrian Tyrol to Munich. Stop at the sobering Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial before reaching lively Munich, home to Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

• • •

Day 15: Munich to Vienna. Leave festive Bavaria behind & head to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna. (B) M Mozart & Strauss classical concert & dinner Day 16: Vienna to Prague. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour of Vienna. Then travel through Bohemia to Prague, “City of a Thousand Spires.” (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road

• •

Day 6: French Riviera. Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Tonight, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino M Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco

Day 17: Prague. Snake through this Medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads (B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

Day 7: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous tower before arriving in Renaissance Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa M Entry to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence plus one drink

Day 18: Prague to Rhine Valley. Journey through Germany to the Rhine Valley, full of castles & renowned vineyards. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock Scenic Rhine river cruise (summer departures only)

• • •

Day 8: Florence to Rome. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities & then it’s on the road to Rome. (B)(RD) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome

• • •

Day 9: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’ & explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums

Day 10: Rome to Venice. Criss-cross the Appenine Mountains before reaching enchanting Venice. (B,D) Day 11: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas

• • •

Day 12: Venice to Austrian Tyrol. Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to a quaint Tyrolean village. (B,D)

• • • •

Day 19: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the canals, gable houses & the city by night

• •

Day 20: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, worldfamous for its namesake cheese. Then check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) M Evening canal boat cruise Day 21: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

INCLUDED MEALS

Summer 2015 Code: BBHV Start London or Paris

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp*

2015 Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

4 18 2 16 23 30 6 13 15 20 22 27 29 4

Start London or Paris

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp*

2015 Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

24 8 22 5 12 19 26 3 5 10 12 17 19 24

3639 3639 3735 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3999

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

11 Jul 31 13 Aug 2 18 Aug 7 25 Aug 14 8 Aug 28 22 Sep 11 29 Sep 18 5 Sep 25 9 Sep 29 12 ● Oct 2 16 ● Oct 6 19 ● Oct 9 26 Oct 16

3999 3999 3999 3999 3999 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWHT Start London or Paris

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp*

2015 Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

17 24 31 14 28 5 12 14 21 28

20 continental breakfasts (B), 1 Regional Dinner: Italian trattoria feast (RD), 10 three-course dinners (D)

Start London or Paris

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp*

2015 Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan

6 13 20 4 18 25 1 3 10 17

3129 3129 3129 3085 3085 3085 3085 3085 3175 3175

Dec 30

Jan 19

3175

Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr

3175 3175 2995 2995 2995 3055

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

2016 Jan Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

4 16 23 13 5 19

24 5 12 4 25 8

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBHV - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$945. WWHT - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$785. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. The 2 nights in the Austrian Tyrol are replaced with a 2nd night in both Florence & Vienna. For details of winter trips between Oct 2014 - Mar 2015, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Gelato in Rome – our treat • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Rhine river cruise (summer departures only) • Locally guided bike tour past windmills, dijks & canals (summer departures only) Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Tuscan hills feast M Mountain biking & lunch in Tyrol (summer departures only) M Whitewater rafting in Tyrol (summer departures only) M Guided bike tour in Munich (summer departures only) See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Melkweg for a night out in Amsterdam. This former milk factory was transformed into a venue for live music, theatre & cinema & is perfect for meeting locals. VISIT CONTIKI.COM/VISTA

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NETHERLANDS Edam

London Dover

SNAPSHOT

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

AMSTERDAM

POLAND

GERMANY

Dresden

KRAKOW 2

Calais BELGIUM ENGLISH CHANNEL

PRAGUE 2 Kutná Hora

Valley of the Somme

22

Auschwitz

CZECH REP

2 PARIS

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

Burgundy Region

13 nights in hostels, & 9 nights hotel upgrade

AUSTRIA

SWITZ

DISCOVERY PLUS

SLOVAKIA Banska Bystrica

VIENNA 2 2 swiss alps

FRANCE

2 BUDAPEST

Dolomite Lake Bled Mountains

HUNGARY

1 LJUBLJANA

EUROPEAN TRAIL

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Apennine Mountains

Bosnia-Herzegovina

2 FLORENCE

Pisa

ITALY

22 breakfasts (B), 11 dinners (D)

23 DAYS - 13 COUNTRIES FROM US$2955 PP*/US$129 P/DAY* SAVE

SLOVENIA Croatia

VENICE 1

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$300. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

18 World Heritage sites visited Places visited 1 Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME Vatican City

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike (summer departures only) • Locally guided tour of Auschwitz • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Discover Florence on foot with our Local Guide Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS Look for the M symbol in the itinerary & visit contiki.com for more

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the English Channel & head to the vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

• •

Day 2: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, worldfamous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Evening canal boat cruise

Day 3: Amsterdam to Berlin. Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. Hostel (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building

Day 4: Berlin. Savour the mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. Hostel (B) Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Historical Walking Tour

• •

Day 5: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of Eastern European revival. Hostel (B,D) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirchein Dresden See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square

• VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EUROTRAIL

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Summer 2015 Code: CCEL the Old Town Square & see the • Visit Astronomical Clock Day 6: Prague. Snake through this Medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. Hostel (B) Day 7: Prague to Vienna. Head south through the Czech countryside to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna. Hostel (B) Explore the World Heritage town of Kutná Hora M Mozart & Strauss concert M Schnaps Museum visit & tasting

Day 8: Vienna. Viennese culture is everywhere as you explore the city. You’ll enjoy wandering through this picturebook city & encounter its music, lively cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, delicious coffee. Hostel (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road

• •

Day 9: Vienna to Krakow. Back through the Czech Republic to Poland & our stop at Auschwitz. Then it’s on to the lively city of Krakow. Hotel (B,D)

ITINERARY CONTINUED ➔ Please note: No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am (7:00am in Winter) in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London.

Start London or Ams’dam 2015 Apr 18 May 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 Jun 6 Jun 13 Jun 15 Jun 20 Jun 22 Jun 27 Jun 29 Jul 4 Jul 6 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 20 Jul 25 Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Oct 3

Finish Paris or London May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

10 24 31 7 14 21 28 5 7 12 14 19 21 26 28 2 9 11 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 25

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

2665 2745 2745 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 3045 3045 3045 3045 3045 3045 3045 3045 2945 2945 2945 2945 2945 2945 2945

460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460

3125 3205 3205 3335 3335 3335 3335 3335 3335 3335 3335 3335 3335 3505 3505 3505 3505 3505 3505 3505 3505 3405 3405 3405 3405 3405 3405 3405

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWEL 2015 Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2016 Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

17 24 31 14 21 28 5 12 14 19 26 28 30

Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan

8 15 22 6 13 20 27 3 5 10 17 19 21

2605 2605 2605 2569 2569 2569 2569 2569 2569 2645 2645 2645 2645

460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460

3065 3065 3065 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3105 3105 3105 3105

2 9 23 25 6 20 27 12 19

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr Apr

24 31 14 16 28 13 20 3 10

2645 2645 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2545 2545

460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460

3105 3105 2955 2955 2955 2955 2955 3005 3005

* Prices above are based on quad-share.

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ITINERARY CONTINUED ➔

Day 13: Budapest to Ljubljana. Today we’re making our way to Slovenia’s capital with its young, vibrant student culture. Hotel (B) See Ljubljana’s castle & old town

Day 10: Krakow. Go local & explore the buzzing market stalls & pavement cafés of this city’s unspoiled Medieval Old Town. Hotel (B) Sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill M Guided tour of the amazing salt mines M Day 11: Krakow to Budapest. Head south through Slovakia, stopping off in picturesque Banská Bystrica before crossing into Hungary & the “Paris of the East.” Hostel (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion M Evening river cruise & dinner

Day 14: Ljubljana to Venice. Soak up the amazing scenery found only in the Julian Alps before heading to Venice. Explore the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. Hotel (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas

• •

Day 20: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day the way you want in the breathtaking Swiss Alps – camera essential. Hostel (B,D)

Day 17: Rome to Florence. You could explore the Vatican this morning, before we’re on the road through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. Hostel (B)(D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums

Day 21: Swiss Alps to Paris. Leave the lush Swiss Alp views behind as we head through the stunning Burgundy region to the “City of Lights”, Paris. Hotel (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 18: Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. Hostel (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Traditional Tuscan feast

• •

Day 22: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & champagne

Day 16: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of

Day 19: Florence to Swiss Alps. Make a stop in Pisa to see its iconic tower, catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & stop for Swiss chocolate in the stunning Swiss Alps. Hostel (B,D)

Day 23: End Paris or London. Your trip ends in Paris this morning, or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Day 15: Venice to Rome. Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. Hotel (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 12: Budapest. All your senses are surrounded by the history of this fascinating city split by the river Danube into hilltop Buda & the bustling Pest. Hostel (B)(D)

• See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

history. You could hit the shops & get in the know on Italian fashion or simply hit the streets with a camera & capture the atmosphere. Hotel (B,D)

ROME

NORTH SEA

ENGLAND

Edam

London

2

NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM

Dover DISCOVERY PLUS

ENGLISH Calais BELGIUM CHANNEL

2

PRAGUE 2

Kutná Hora

CZECH REP

VIENNA 1

8 DAYS - 6 COUNTRIES FROM US$1055 PP*/US$132 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$109. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

BERLIN

GERMANY Dresden

EASTERN ROCKER SAVE

AUSTRIA

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the English Channel & head to the vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D)

Day 8: End Vienna Explore the city sights before it’s time to say farewell. (B) See the Habsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & State Opera House

Start London or Ams’dam

2015 Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

18 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 15 20 22 27 29 4 6 11 18 20 25 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 3

Finish Vienna

Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

25 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 22 27 29 4 6 11 13 18 25 27 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 10

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

949 975 975 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1059 1059 1059 1059 1059 1059 1059

140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140

1089 1115 1115 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWLV

Days 2 - 7: Amsterdam to Vienna See days 2-7 of European Trail (opposite) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals.

SNAPSHOT

Summer 2015 Code: CCLV

PRAGUE

Please note: You need to bring your own towel on this trip. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. Trip starts 6:45am (7:30am in Winter) in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 12:30pm in Vienna. For more ways to save see p.9.

2015 Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2016 Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

17 24 31 14 21 28 5 12 14 19 26

Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan

24 31 7 21 28 5 12 19 21 26 2

955 955 955 945 945 945 945 945 945 969 969

140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140

1095 1095 1095 1085 1085 1085 1085 1085 1085 1109 1109

28 30 2 9 23 25 6 20 27 12 19

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

4 6 9 16 30 1 13 27 5 19 26

969 969 969 969 915 915 915 915 915 935 935

140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140

1109 1109 1109 1109 1055 1055 1055 1055 1055 1075 1075

* Prices above are based on quad-share.

7

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 5 nights in hostels, 2 nights hotel upgrade

10

INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings ME TIME OPTIONS M Evening canal boat cruise in Amsterdam M Historical Walking Tour in Berlin See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

6 World Heritage sites visited VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EASTERN-ROCKER

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SNAPSHOT

POLAND

ROME

Summer 2015 Code: CCVR

KRAKOW 2

Germany

Auschwitz

8

INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D)

SLOVAKIA Banska Bystrica

VIENNA 1 AUSTRIA Switzerland

1 LJUBLJANA

Apennine Mountains

EASTERN TRAIL

HUNGARY

SLOVENIA Croatia

VENICE 1

DISCOVERY PLUS

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Serbia

ITALY ADRIATIC SEA

Montenegro

9 DAYS - 7 COUNTRIES FROM US$1159 PP*/US$129 P/DAY*

1 ROME

NEAN SEA

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$125. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS 1

Albania

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start Vienna. Viennese culture is everywhere! Explore the city your way before meeting up with your Trip Manager & travel buddies tonight. Hostel (D)

Days 2 - 8: Vienna to Rome. See days 9-15 of European Trail (p.52-53) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals.

KRAKOW

Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2016 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in Vienna & ends approx. 12:30pm in Rome. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EASTERN-TRAIL

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

25 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 22 27 29 4 6 11 13 18 25 27 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 10

May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

3 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 30 5 7 12 14 19 21 26 2 4 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 18

1089 1125 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1255 1255 1255 1255 1255 1255 1255 1255 1255 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215

150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150

1239 1275 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1405 1405 1405 1405 1405 1405 1405 1405 1405 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365

2015

Please note:

6 World Heritage sites visited

Trip US$ pp*

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWVR

Day 9: End Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history before your trip ends & it’s time to say farewell to your travel mates.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Schnaps Museum visit & tasting M Guided tour of Krakow Salt Mines

Macedon

Places visited Nightstops

Finish Rome

2015

BUDAPEST 2

Lake Bled

Dolomite Mountains

11

Start Vienna

CZECH REP

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 4 nights in hostels, 4 nights hotel upgrade

For travel insurance see p.163.

24 31 7 21 28 5 12 19 21 26

Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan

1 8 15 29 6 13 20 27 29 3

1055 1055 1045 1045 1045 1045 1045 1075 1075 1075

150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150

1205 1205 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1225 1225 1225

2 4 6 9 16 30 1 13 27 5 19 26

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

10 12 14 17 24 7 9 21 6 13 27 3

1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1009 1009 1009 1009 1009 1035 1035

150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150

1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1159 1159 1159 1159 1159 1185 1185

* Prices above are based on quad-share.

SNAPSHOT

PARIS

ENGLAND

Wales

Summer 2015 Code: CCRT

Netherlands

London Dover

7

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Valley of the Somme

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

DISCOVERY PLUS

FRANCE

WESTERN ROCKER

A

SWITZ

2 swiss alps

florence Pisa 2 ITALY

8 DAYS - 4 COUNTRIES FROM US$1155 PP*/US$145 P/DAY*

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges ME TIME OPTIONS M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums M Paris cabaret show & glass of champagne

SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$110. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS Spain

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

ROME 1

Vatican City

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ & explore this living museum your way. Tonight, meet up with your Trip Manager & travel buddies to let the good times begin. Hotel (D)

Days 2 - 7: Rome to Paris. See days 17-22 of European Trail (p.52-53) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals Day 8: End Paris or London. Your trip ends in Paris this morning, or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Please note: No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

6 World Heritage sites visited VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ WESTERN-ROCKER

Trip starts 6:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

Finish Paris or London

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

1025 1085 1085 1085 1085 1085 1085 1085 1085 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1109 1109 1109 1109 1109 1109 1109 1109 1109

190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190

1215 1275 1275 1275 1275 1275 1275 1275 1275 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299

2015

2 PARIS Burgundy Region

12

Start Rome

Germany

Belgium

Calais

NIGHTS HOSTELS ACCOMMODATION 4 nights in hostels, 3 nights hotel upgrade

May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

3 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 30 5 7 12 14 19 21 26 2 4 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 18

May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

10 24 31 7 14 21 28 5 7 12 14 19 21 26 28 2 9 11 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 25

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWRT 2015 Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2016 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

1 8 15 29 6 13 20 27 29

Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan

8 15 22 6 13 20 27 3 5

995 995 995 995 995 995 1019 1019 1019

190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190

1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1209 1209 1209

3 10 12 14 17 24 7 9 21 6 13 27 3

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr Apr

10 17 19 21 24 31 14 16 28 13 20 3 10

1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 965 965 965 965 965 985 985 985

190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190

1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1175 1175 1175

* Prices above are based on quad-share.

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AMSTERDAM

IRISH SEA

f

NETHERLANDS Edam

ENGLAND

2

London Dover

Dresden

PRAGUE 2

Kutna Hora

FRANCE

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

CZECH REP

SLOVAKIA

AUSTRIA

Dolomite Mountains

Banska Bystrica

HUNGARY

Lake Bled

1 LJUBLJANA

VENICE 1

SLOVENIA

Apennine Mountains

TRAIL TO ROME

ITALY

16 DAYS - 11 COUNTRIES FROM US$2085 PP*/US$131 P/DAY* Spain SAVE

KRAKOW 2

Auschwitz

VIENNA 2 BUDAPEST 2

Switz

ADRIATIC SEA

ROME 1

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$215. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the English Channel & head to the vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

• •

SNAPSHOT

Summer 2015 Code: CCTR POLAND

GERMANY BELGIUM

Calais

DISCOVERY PLUS

2 BERLIN

AMSTERDAM

Days 2 - 15: Amsterdam to Rome. See days 2-15 of European Trail (p.52-53) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals Day 16: End Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history before your trip ends & it’s time to say farewell to your travel mates. (B)

Start London or Ams’dam

2015 Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

18 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 15 20 22 27 29 4 6 11 18 20 25 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 3

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am (7:30am in Winter) in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 12:30pm in Rome. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For more ways to save see p.9.

May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

3 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 30 5 7 12 14 19 21 26 2 4 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 18

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

1915 1965 1965 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2169 2169 2169 2169 2169 2169 2169 2169 2099 2099 2099 2099 2099 2099 2099

300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300

2215 2265 2265 2349 2349 2349 2349 2349 2349 2349 2349 2349 2349 2469 2469 2469 2469 2469 2469 2469 2469 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWTR 2015 Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec 2016 Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

Please note:

Finish Rome

Wales

London

Netherlands

Dover ENGLAND Calais

POLAND

Germany

KRAKOW 2 CZECH Auschwitz

Belgium

REP

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS Burgundy Region

FRANCE DISCOVERY PLUS

VIENNA

Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan

1 8 15 29 6 13 20 27 29 3

1865 1865 1865 1835 1835 1835 1835 1835 1835 1889

300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300

2165 2165 2165 2135 2135 2135 2135 2135 2135 2189

26 28 30 2 9 23 25 6 20 27 12 19

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

10 12 14 17 24 7 9 21 6 13 27 3

1889 1889 1889 1889 1889 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1819 1819

300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300

2189 2189 2189 2189 2189 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2119 2119

SWITZ

1 BUDAPEST 2

2 HUNGARY Dolomite Lake Bled swiss SLOVENIA Mountains 1 alps VENICE 1 LJUBLJANA Apennine Mountains

Pisa

TRAIL TO LONDON

Croatia

2 FLORENCE

Bosnia-Herzegovina Serbia

ITALY ADRIATIC SEA

16 DAYS - 10 COUNTRIES FROM US$2175 PP*/US$136 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$219. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

Montenegro

2 ROME

Spain

SAVE

AUSTRIA

Vatican City

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

Albania

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start Vienna. Viennese culture is everywhere! Explore the city your way before meeting up with your Trip Manager & travel buddies tonight. Hostel (D)

Days 2 - 15: Vienna to Paris. See days 9-22 of European Trail (p.52-53) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals. Day 16: End Paris or London. Your trip ends in Paris this morning, or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay.

Please note: No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in Vienna & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. For travel insurance see p.163.

Start Vienna

2015 Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

25 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 22 27 29 4 6 11 13 18 25 27 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 10

Finish Paris or London

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

1929 1985 2075 2075 2075 2075 2075 2075 2075 2075 2075 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125

330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330

2259 2315 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2455 2455 2455 2455 2455 2455 2455 2455

10 24 31 7 14 21 28 5 7 12 14 19 21 26 28 2 9 11 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 25

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWVL 2015 Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec 2016 Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

INCLUDED MEALS 15 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

M Amsterdam canal cruise M Mozart & Strauss concert

14 World Heritage sites visited VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ TRAIL-ROME

SNAPSHOT

Summer 2015 Code: CCVL

SLOVAKIA Banska Bystrica

21

ME TIME OPTIONS 17 24 31 14 21 28 5 12 14 19

* Prices above are based on quad-share.

LJUBLJANA

15

NIGHTS HOSTELS ACCOMMODATION 9 nights in hostels, 6 nights hotel upgrade

24 31 7 21 28 5 12 19

Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan

8 15 22 6 13 20 27 3

1929 1929 1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1959

330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330

2259 2259 2235 2235 2235 2235 2235 2289

21 26 2 4 6 9 16 30 1 13 27 5 19 26

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr Apr

5 10 17 19 21 24 31 14 16 28 13 20 3 10

1959 1959 1959 1959 1959 1959 1959 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1885 1885

330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330

2289 2289 2289 2289 2289 2289 2289 2175 2175 2175 2175 2175 2215 2215

15

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 8 nights in hostels, 7 nights hotel upgrade

23

INCLUDED MEALS 15 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossing ME TIME OPTIONS M Traditional Tuscan feast M Paris cabaret show & glass of champagne

12 World Heritage sites visited VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ TRAIL-LONDON

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NORTH SEA

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

London Dover Calais

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS Loire Valley

1 SALZBURG

FRANCE

AUSTRIA Switz Slovenia

1 BORDEAUX

Verona

CINQUE TERRE 1

SAN SEBASTIAN 2

2 NICE

2 ROME

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

BARCELONA 2

ADRIATIC SEA

ITALY

SPAIN

SNAPSHOT

2 SORRENTO

DISCOVERY PLUS

24

EUROPEAN QUEST

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 16 nights in hostels, 8 nights hotel upgrade,

14 World Heritage sites visited 1

25 DAYS - 10 COUNTRIES FROM US$3139 PP*/US$126 P/DAY*

35

SAVE

Croatia

1 FLORENCE

Pyrenees Mountains

BERLIN

2 VENICE

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

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$339. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

INCLUDED MEALS NEW TRIP

24 continental breakfasts (B), 11 three-course dinners (D)

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING INCLUSIONS • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

Day 1: London to Paris. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel and onward travel past the World War I battlefields to Paris. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

Day 2: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons (B) M Cabaret show & glass of champagne

• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Train along the Cinque Terre • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat through the canals of Venice Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Parisian dinner M Prague river cruise & buffet See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EUROPEAN-QUEST

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• •

Day 3: Paris to Bordeaux. Cut through the Loire Valley, and pass rolling vineyards en route to Bordeaux, home to the world-famous wine region. (B,D) Visit the town famous for its wine

Day 4: Bordeaux to San Sebastian . We head south to the stunning Basque city of San Sebastian. (B,D) Day 5: San Sebastian. Time to explore! Enjoy one of the best in-city beaches in Europe where you can learn to surf, sit back and relax in one of the city’s famous pinxtos bars or get a piece of the action in the lively town centre. (B) See the Parte Vieja, Playa de la Concha and Centro Romántico

Day 6: San Sebastian to Barcelona. Today we’ll be leaving the northern coastline behind and heading to the vibrant city of Barcelona. (B,D) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex

Day 7: Barcelona. It’s time for food, fiesta, fashion & fun! Admire the Gothic architecture, see some of the world’s most beautiful art, or take in all of Barcelona’s buzzing street life. (B)

Summer 2015 Code: CCEQ through the Gothic Quarter & La • Walk Rambla district

Start London or Paris

M Flamenco dancing show

2015

Day 8: Barcelona to Nice. Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

Day 9: Nice. Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! (B) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino M Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco

• • •

Day 10: Nice to Cinque Terre. Along the coast to take in the seaside setting of the colourful Cinque Terre, the beauty of the region & indulge in some tasty local food & wine. (B) Visit Monterosso & enjoy a a trip along the Cinque Terre

Day 11: Cinque Terre to Florence. To Pisa’s famous architectural wonder & then on to Renaissance Florence where a Local Guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

• • •

Day 12: Florence to Sorrento. Travel south through Umbria & Lazio via the picturesque Bay of Naples to Sorrento. (B) M Traditional Dinner

ITINERARY CONTINUED ➔

15 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 31 7 14 21 28 11 25

Finish Ams’dam or London

Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

8 22 29 6 13 20 27 3 10 24 31 7 14 21 5 19

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

3179 3179 3179 3179 3179 3179 3399 3399 3399 3399 3399 3255 3255 3255 3255 3255

460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460

3639 3639 3639 3639 3639 3639 3859 3859 3859 3859 3859 3715 3715 3715 3715 3715

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWEQ Start London or Paris

Finish Ams’dam or London

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015 Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec 2016 Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar

23 30 13 27 11 18 24 31

Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan

16 23 7 21 4 11 17 24

2799 2799 2759 2759 2759 2845 2845 2845

460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460

3259 3259 3219 3219 3219 3305 3305 3305

15 29 12 26 11 18

Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr Apr

8 22 7 21 4 11

2845 2679 2679 2679 2735 2735

460 460 460 460 460 460

3305 3139 3139 3139 3195 3195

above are based on maximum quad-share, with many * Prices free upgrades to twin-share. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London.

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ITINERARY CONTINUED ➔ Day 13: Sorrento. Chill out on the Isle of Capri. Be amazed at the natural beauty, stroll through the hillside town of Anacapri or sip on a café al fresco with the locals. (B,D) M Green Grotto boat trip Day 14: Sorrento to Rome. From picture perfect Sorrento, via Pompeii to Rome. (B) Scenic drive along the coast See Mt. Vesuvius M Guided tour of the ancient city of Pompeii

• •

Day 15: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’ & explore this living museum. There’s the chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B,D) See the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica & the art of the Vatican museums M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums & Sistine Chapel

Day 16: Rome to Venice. Over the Appenine Mountains, stopping in Romeo and Juliet’s home of Verona en route to Venice. (B,D) See Juliet’s Balcony & the Roman Arena in Verona Day 17: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

• •

Day 18: Venice to Salzburg. Travel through the stunning Austrian countryside to the picture perfect Salzburg, home to Mozart and The Sound of Music. (B) See the Hohensalzburg Fortress

Day 19: Salzburg to Prague. Head north to Prague, the ‘City of a Thousand Spires’. (B,D) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

• •

Day 20: Prague. Snake through this Medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) M Nuclear bunker tour

Day 23: Berlin to Amsterdam. Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of Amsterdam. Jump start your trip & check out Amsterdam’s eye-opening Red Light District, where the creative & wacky come together on narrow cobbled streets. (B,D) See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

Day 21: Prague to Berlin. Head over the border & into Germany to Dresden, often dubbed ‘Florence of the North’ because of its beauty. Then we’ll roll in to Berlin. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in the commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall

Day 24: Amsterdam. Into the countryside to bike around like the laid-back locals, past working windmills, to the world-famous cheese village of Edam, before it’s back to the city to explore the canals, parks & cool vibes that the ‘Dam’ is known for. (B) See how clogs are made and try some famous Dutch Edam at a cheese farm M Canal cruise

• •

Day 22: Berlin. Find out what makes Germany’s capital one of the most cutting-edge cities in the world with lots of free time to explore. It’s hard to believe that this funky town has had such a troubled past, so savour the mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. (B) See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Walking tour of Berlin

Day 25: Amsterdam to London. This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Schiphol Airport (estimated arrival 10:00am) where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

FLORENCE

BARCELONA

ENGLAND London Dover ENGLISH CHANNEL

1

DISCOVERY PLUS

Valley of the Somme

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

2 PARIS Loire Valley

FRANCE

WESTERN QUEST 8 DAYS - 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1039 PP*/US$130 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$110. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

NEW TRIP

Belgium Calais

1 BORDEAUX SAN SEBASTIAN 2 Pyrenees

SPAIN

Mountains

BARCELONA 2

Summer 2015 Code: CCWQM

SNAPSHOT

Start London or Paris

7

Finish Barcelona

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

1055 1055 1055 1055 1055 1055 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075

160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160

1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1279 1279 1279 1279 1279 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235

2015 May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

15 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 31 7 14 21 28 11 25

May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

22 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 7 14 21 28 4 18 2

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWWQ Start London or Paris

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

Finish Barcelona

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015

Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel & onward travel past the World War I battlefields to Paris. (D)

• See the White Cliffs of Dover • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Days 2 - 7: Paris to Barcelona See days 2-7 of European Quest (opposite) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals. Day 8: Depart Barcelona Your trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

BORDEAUX

Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec 2016 Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar

23 30 13 27 11 18 24 31

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan

30 6 20 4 18 25 31 7

919 919 905 905 905 935 935 935

160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160

1079 1079 1065 1065 1065 1095 1095 1095

15 29 12 26 11 18

Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

22 5 19 4 18 25

935 879 879 879 899 899

160 160 160 160 160 160

1095 1039 1039 1039 1059 1059

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 6 nights in hostels, 1 night hotel upgrade

11

INCLUDED MEALS 7 continental breakfasts (B), 4 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings ME TIME OPTIONS M Cabaret show & glass of champagne M Flamenco dance show See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

many free upgrades to twin-share.

Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 9:00am in Barcelona. For more ways to save see p.9 For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

4 World Heritage sites visited VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ WESTERN-QUEST

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SNAPSHOT

Austria Switz

FRANCE

Slovenia CINQUE TERRE Croatia 1 1 FLORENCE ITALY ADRIATIC 2 NICE

8

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 6 nights in hostels, 2 nights hotel upgrade

Pyrenees Mountains

DISCOVERY PLUS

12

ME TIME OPTIONS M Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco M Locally guided tour of Vatican museums See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Places visited Nightstops

1

9 DAYS - 4 COUNTRIES FROM US$1145 PP*/US$128 P/DAY* SAVE

2 ROME

SORRENTO 2

MEDITERRANEAN QUEST

INCLUDED MEALS 9 continental breakfasts (B), 3 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

SPAIN

SEA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA Barcelona

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$125. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

NEW TRIP

FLORENCE

Days 2 - 8: Nice to Rome See days 9-15 of European Quest itinerary (p.56-57), sightseeing & ME Time optionals. Day 9: Depart Rome Your trip ends after breakfast, so it’s time to swap email addresses say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B)

Total Cost US$ pp*

May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

22 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 7 14 21 28 4 18 2

May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

30 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 15 22 29 5 12 26 10

1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1255 1255 1255 1255 1255 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205

160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160

1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365

30 6 20 4 18 25

Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

7 14 28 12 26 2

1029 1015 1015 1015 1045 1045

160 160 160 160 160 160

1189 1175 1175 1175 1205 1205

31 7 22 5 19 4 18 25

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr

8 15 30 13 27 12 26 2

1045 1045 985 985 985 985 1005 1005

160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160

1205 1205 1145 1145 1145 1145 1165 1165

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with

BERLIN NORTH SEA

9

London Dover

DISCOVERY PLUS

BERLIN 2 2 AMSTERDAM

BELGIUM

EASTERN QUEST

INCLUDED MEALS 10 continental breakfasts (B), 4 three-course dinners (D)

AUSTRIA

VENICE Verona

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$140. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

NEW TRIP

SALZBURG 1 Switz

10 DAYS - 6 COUNTRIES FROM US$1245 PP*/US$125 P/DAY* SAVE

PRAGUE 2 CZECH REP

FRANCE

Spain

1

2

Finish London or Ams’dam

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

1325 1325 1325 1325 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1359 1359 1359 1359 1359 1359 1359

160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160

1485 1485 1485 1485 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519

2015

GERMANY

ENGLISH Calais CHANNEL

Summer 2015 Code: CCQEM Start Rome

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

14

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EASTERN-QUEST

Food Fund US$ pp*

many free upgrades to twin-share. Trip starts 7:15am in Barcelona & ends approx. 9:00am in Rome. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

PLEASE ADVISE ON WHICH NIGHTS SYMBOL TO HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION USE 4 nights in hostels, 5 nights hotel upgrade

14 World Heritage sites visited

Trip US$ pp*

2015

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec 2016 Dec Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

SNAPSHOT

M Gondola ride along the canals in Venice M Farewell dinner in Amsterdam See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Finish Rome

2015

Day 1: Arrive Barcelona Meet up with your Contiki team this morning. Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. (D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ MEDITERRANEAN-QUEST

ME TIME OPTIONS

Start Barcelona

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWMQ ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

10 World Heritage sites visited

INCLUSIONS • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

Summer 2015 Code: CCMQM

Slovenia

Places visited ITALY Nightstops Rome Optional end city

May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

30 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 15 22 29 5 12 26 10

Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

8 22 29 6 13 20 27 3 10 24 31 7 14 21 5 19

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWQE ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING 2015

Day 1: Arrive Rome Meet up with your Contiki team this morning. We then travel over the Appenine Mountains, stopping in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona en route to Venice. (B) See Juliet’s Balcony & the Roman Arena in Verona

Days 2 - 9: Venice to Amsterdam See days 17-24 of European Quest (p.56-57) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals. Day 10: Amsterdam to London This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Schiphol Airport (estimated arrival 10:00am) where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec 2016 Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr

7 14 28 12 26

Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

16 23 7 21 4

1115 1115 1115 1115 1145

160 160 160 160 160

1275 1275 1275 1275 1305

2 8 15 30 13 27 12 26 2

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr Apr

11 17 24 8 22 7 21 4 11

1145 1145 1145 1085 1085 1085 1105 1105 1105

160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160

1305 1305 1305 1245 1245 1245 1265 1265 1265

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share.

Trip starts 7:15am in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

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London Calais Dover Belgium ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

ROME

Start London or Paris

2 PARIS Loire Valley

1 BORDEAUX CINQUE TERRe ITALY 1 1 SAN SEBASTIAN NICE 2 FLORENCE 2 Pyrenees ROME Mountains MEDITERRANEAN 2 SEA SPAIN 2 BARCELONA SORRENTO 2

DISCOVERY PLUS

QUEST TO ROME

16 DAYS - 4 COUNTRIES FROM US$2069 PP*/US$130 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$219. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

1

NEW TRIP

Finish Rome

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105

310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310

2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2505 2505 2505 2505 2505 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415

Austria

Switz

FRANCE

SNAPSHOT

Summer 2015 Code: CCQRM

Germany

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

2015 May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

15 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 31 7 14 21 28 11 25

May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

30 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 15 22 29 5 12 26 10

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWQR ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

2015 23 30 13 27 11 18

Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

7 14 28 12 26 2

1839 1839 1815 1815 1815 1865

310 310 310 310 310 310

2149 2149 2125 2125 2125 2175

24 31 15 29 12 26 11 18

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr

8 15 30 13 27 12 26 2

1865 1865 1865 1759 1759 1759 1795 1795

310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310

2175 2175 2175 2069 2069 2069 2105 2105

Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel & onward travel past the World War I battlefields to Paris. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec 2016 Dec Dec Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar

Days 2 - 15: Paris to Rome See days 2-15 of European Quest itinerary (p.56-57), sightseeing & ME Time optionals.

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with

• •

many free upgrades to twin-share.

For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161.

BERLIN 2 2 AMSTERDAM

NETHERLANDS ENGLAND London Dover Calais

1

DISCOVERY PLUS

BELGIUM

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city FRANCE

QUEST TO LONDON 18 DAYS - 9 COUNTRIES FROM US$2249 PP*/US$125 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$250. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

NEW TRIP

Day 1: Arrive Barcelona Meet up with your Contiki team this morning. Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. (D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Days 2 - 17: Nice to Amsterdam See days 9-24 of European Quest itinerary (p.56-57), sightseeing & ME Time optionals. Day 18: Amsterdam to London This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Schiphol Airport (estimated arrival 10:00am) where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

22

INCLUDED MEALS 15 continental breakfasts (B), 7 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings ME TIME OPTIONS M Traditional Tuscan feast M Guided tour of the ancient city of Pompeii M Locally guided tour of Vatican museum & Sistine Chapel See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

PRAGUE 2 CZECH

SALZBURG 1 AUSTRIA

Switz

Slovenia

CINQUE TERRE 1

Verona

ITALY

2 NICE

2 VENICE Croatia

1 FLORENCE ROME

2 SPAIN MEDITERRANEAN SEA Barcelona SORRENTO

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ QUEST-ROME

Summer 2015 Code: CCQLM

SNAPSHOT

Start Barcelona

GERMANY

2

10 World Heritage sites visited

For travel insurance see p.163.

Finish Ams’dam or London

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

2345 2345 2345 2345 2345 2505 2505 2505 2505 2505 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405

320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320

2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2825 2825 2825 2825 2825 2725 2725 2725 2725 2725 2725

2015 May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

22 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 7 14 21 28 4 18 2

Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

8 22 29 6 13 20 27 3 10 24 31 7 14 21 5 19

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWQL ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 12 nights in hostels, 3 nights hotel upgrade

Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 9:00am in Rome.

Day 16: Depart Rome Your trip ends after breakfast, so it’s time to swap email addresses & say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B)

SAVE

15

2015 Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec 2016 Dec Dec Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

30 6 20 4 18

Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

16 23 7 21 4

2015 1985 1985 1985 2045

320 320 320 320 320

2335 2305 2305 2305 2365

25 31 7 22 5 19 4 18 25

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr Apr

11 17 24 8 22 7 21 4 11

2045 2045 2045 1929 1929 1929 1929 1969 1969

320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320

2365 2365 2365 2249 2249 2249 2249 2289 2289

17

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 10 nights in hostels, 7 nights hotel upgrade

25

INCLUDED MEALS 18 continental breakfasts (B), 7 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings ME TIME OPTIONS M Berlin walking tour M Prague river cruise & buffet See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share.

Trip starts 7:15am in Barcelona & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

16 World Heritage sites visited VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ QUEST-LONDON

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DISCOVERY FRANCE/SPAIN PLUS MONACO/ITALY VATICAN CITY/GREECE AUSTRIA/GERMANY LIECHTENSTEIN/SWITZERLAND NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM IN TRANSIT 28 DAYS - FROM US$4945 PP*/US$177 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$540. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Ruhr Valley

London Dover Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Poland

GERMANY

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

Czech Rep Valley of the Somme

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS Loire Valley

FRANCE

Ch창teau Chambord

1 BORDEAUX

Liechtenstein Dolomite Lucerne Mountains

2 Monaco FRENCH RIVIERA

Carcassonne

ITALY

Croatia

Bosnia-Herzegovina Serbia

ADRIATIC SEA

Montenegro

2 ROME Vatican City

1

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Hungary

Slovenia

2 FLORENCE

SPAIN

BARCELONA 2

AUSTRIA

2 VENICE Pisa

Pyrenees Mountains

2 VIENNA

1 TYROL

SWITZ

2 SWISS ALPS

Slovakia

Mauthausen

Mt. Vesuvius Pompeii

Albania

Bari 1

AMSTERDAM

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

Macedonia

1 18 World Heritage sites visited

GREECE

3 CORFU CORINTH CANAL

IONIAN SEA

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SNAPSHOT

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

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Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to the “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris. Discover this city’s magic, romance, history & legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 3: Paris to Bordeaux. Cut through the Loire Valley & pass rolling vineyards en route to Bordeaux. (B,D) Scenic drive to see Château de Chambord

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Day 4: Bordeaux to Barcelona. Feel the glory of Medieval Carcassonne on the road to Barcelona. (B,D) Visit one of Europe’s greatest fortress cities Day 5: Barcelona. Barcelona goes off! From Gaudí’s architecture to food, markets & music, take time to indulge in it all. (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district M Flamenco dance show

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Day 6: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Day 7: French Riviera. Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 8: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Florence. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Day 9: Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. Later, explore at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 10: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

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Day 11: Rome. Explore the “Eternal City”. Later, there’s a chance to tour the Vatican museums & Sistine Chapel. (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City Day 12: Rome to Corfu. Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Cross Italy & board the ferry to Greece. (B) M Guided tour of Pompeii

• See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas

M Gondola ride along the canals

Day 19: Venice to Vienna. Today we drive through the spectacular Dolomites as we head to Austria’s capital, Vienna. (B,D) Day 20: Vienna. This morning take a city tour, before the day is yours to explore Vienna’s music, cafés, architecture & of course, strudel! (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road M Schnaps Museum visit & tasting

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Day 21: Vienna to Munich. Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial en route to Munich, the festive home of the Oktoberfest. (B) Entry into the Mauthausen Memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

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Day 22: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. Be “wowed” by stunning alpine scenery en route to a cool Tyrolean village. (B,D) See this idyllic region famous for adventure sports M Tandem paragliding

Day 23: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before spending two nights in the magical Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See Lucerne’s wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic alpine drive

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Day 24: Swiss Alps. Chill in the breathtaking Alps & enjoy one of the many outdoor activities on offer. (B,D) Day 25: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Follow the river Rhine to a beautiful valley full of castles & vineyards. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock Follow the river Rhine to a beautiful valley full of castles & vineyards. M Wine tasting in an historic cellar

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Day 26: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next up, it’s the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the canals, gable houses & the city by night

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Day 27: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in Edam. Afterwards, check out the cool cafés & nightclubs. (B) Day 28: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Days 13 - 15: Corfu. Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun. (B,D)(B)(B,D) M Captain’s cruise of Corfu Day 16: Corfu to Italy. Cruise up the Adriatic to the enchanting city of Venice. (B) Day 17: Arrive Venice. Relax & take in the view as we head to the canal lined streets of Venice. (B) Day 18: Venice. Discover the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square

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AMSTERDAM

27 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 25 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation + 2 nights on board ferries:

INCLUDED MEALS

Summer 2015 Code: BBHM Start London or Paris

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp*

20 11 18 25 8 15 22 29

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp*

27 continental breakfasts (B), 14 three course dinners (D)

2015

2015 Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun

Start London or Paris

May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

17 7 14 21 5 12 19 26

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Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep

13 Aug 27 Aug 10 Sep 24 Sep 27 Sep 31 ● Sep 7 ● Oct

9 23 6 20 23 27 4

5415 5415 5415 5215 5215 5215 5215

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share).

Single room supplement of US$1289 & Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

BARCELONA

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Explore Barcelona’s backstreets & Gothic Quarter • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Visit Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Rhine river cruise (summer departures only) • Locally guided bike tour past windmills, dijks & canals Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums M Guided city walking tour in Venice M Evening canal boat cruise in Amsterdam See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE The incredible Parc Güell in Barcelona. This park was designed by Antoni Gaudí & has enough cool sights to keep any stroller or budding photographer entertained. VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ PANORAMA

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HIGH ENERGY

EXPERIENCE EUROPE THROUGH CULTURE FILLED DAYS, EPIC SIGHTS & LATE NIGHTS. INCLUDED • Our Local Guides & epic adventures will take you to Europe’s cultural highlights

• Nearly 100 exclusive Contiki-only staff at our Special Stopovers & Cabin Villages

• Themed nights, cool sights & a high energy experience

• See more of Europe as you travel, from the blockbuster sights, to the hidden gems

• Stay at our Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers, including our very own French Château, Swiss Chalet & Austrian Gasthof

• On-site Cooks prepare delicious fresh dinners with local ingredients at our Contiki Villages; breakfast is included every day

• Party at our Contiki - only bars & nightclubs around Europe • Get around on our modern air-conditioned coaches with powerpoints, on-board WiFi, movies & a killer sound system • Free hotel & hostel upgrades on most trips • A Trip Manager & Driver team who will be your oracle on all things Europe, plus access to our network of Local Guides

• ME Time – choose to explore in your own time, or get involved in our ME Time optionals • Centrally located hotels & hostels & our exclusive Special Stopovers & Cabins. Check them out yourself! Château de Cruix, Chalet Jungfrau, Generator Hostel (Barcelona), Plus Berlin Hostel (Berlin), Wombats Hostel (Budapest), Tresor Hostel (Ljubljana)… and the list goes on!

OUR TRIPS London to Rome ....................................p.77

European Horizon .................................p.64

European Contrasts

European Highlights ...........................p.66

+ Corfu & sailing options .................p.74

European Whirl.......................................p.68

London to Athens .................................p.76

+ Egypt Option................................p.78-79

European Experience .........................p.70

London to Athens

Ultimate European

European Escapade.............................p.72

+ Greek Island Adventurer..............p.77

+ Greek Island Option................p.78-79

WAYS TO STAY

Contiki.com/high-energy

Ultimate European

SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS PLUS HOTEL & HOSTEL UPGRADES From US$134 per day

Discover High Energy at Contiki.com/watch-high-energy

We love WiFi – stay connected with WiFi at many High Energy overnights.

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HIGH ENERGY

*IN TRANSIT

10 DAYS - FROM US$1339 PP*/US$134 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$130. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS

1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais

BELGIUM

St Goar

1 RHINE VALLEY Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

PARIS 2

FRANCE

MUNICH 1 1 TYROL

Burgundy Region

SWITZ

6 World Heritage sites visited 1

AUSTRIAN TYROL

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Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night

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AUSTRIA

Lucerne

Brenner Pass

Slovenia Lake Como

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Croatia

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SNAPSHOT

EUROPEAN HORIZON

9 NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS Special Stopovers: 1 night in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet, 1 night in a Contiki Village Cabin, 4 nights hotel upgrade & 1 night in a hostel

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night M Canal boat cruise & drinks

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Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) Stunning drive along the river Rhine

Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich. Head south to Munich, home of the iconic Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

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Day 4: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. Be “wowed” by stunning alpine scenery en route to a quaint Tyrolean village. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports M Whitewater rafting adventure

Day 5: Austrian Tyrol to Venice. Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. Contiki Village (B)

VENICE

• Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace

& St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

Day 6: Venice to Swiss Alps. Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & stop for Swiss chocolate in lakeside Lucerne before reaching our incredible stopover in the Swiss Alps. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps

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Day 7: Swiss Alps. Chill in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover M Cog railway ride up Jungfrau Mountain Day 8: Swiss Alps to Paris. Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to the “City of Lights”. Hotel (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 9: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & glass of champagne

Day 10: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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Summer 2015 Code: CCEH Start London or Ams’dam

Finish Paris or London

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

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INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D)

2015 Apr Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

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Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

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* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Private boat ride through the islands of Venice • Indulge in a traditional Swiss Cheese fondue • Exclusive ‘Paris by night’ sightseeing tour • Our legendary party nights Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Guided Tyrol bike tour M Wine tasting in St Goar See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

For travel insurance see p.163.

LOCAL CULTURE Want to see something cool & unique in Munich? Head downtown to Eisbach where locals surf in the river, yes really!

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ HORIZON

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HIGH ENERGY

* IN TRANSIT

14 DAYS - FROM US$1935 PP*/US$139 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$180. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Calais Dover

BELGIUM

St Goar

1 RHINE VALLEY

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

Dachau

MUNICH 1

FRANCE

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

AUSTRIA

Tyrol Beaujolais Region

Switz Brenner Pass

CH창TEAU 1 DE CRUIX

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Croatia

Apennine Mountains

11 World Heritage sites visited Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night

Slovenia ITALY

Pisa

Avignon

Spain

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Monaco

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

1 FLORENCE ADRIATIC SEA

Vatican City

2 ROME

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SNAPSHOT

EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS

13 NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS Special Stopover: 1 night in Contiki’s French Château, 6 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 5 nights hotel upgrade, 1 night in a hostel

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Day 2: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) M Cabaret show & glass of champagne Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. Travel through Burgundy’s wine country & the Beaujolais vineyards to Contiki’s very own 16th Century château. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See Château Fontainebleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards

• •

Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera. Stop in Provence’s graceful city, Avignon, before arriving in the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Papal Palace in Avignon Visit a French perfumery Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

• • •

Day 5: French Riviera. Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• •

Day 6: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 7: Florence to Rome. A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities & then it’s on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather demo

Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, • See Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome Day 8: Rome. Tap into the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums & the Sistine Chapel. Contiki Village (B)(D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums

Day 9: Rome to Venice. Criss-cross the Apennine Mountains past the city of Bologna & on to enchanting Venice. Contiki Village (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

Day 10: Venice to Munich. Today we wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to lively Munich, festive home of iconic Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

• •

Day 11: Munich to Rhine Valley. Stop at the sobering Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial before following the river through the vineyards of the Rhine Valley. Hotel (B,D) Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beer steins are crafted M Wine tasting in an historic cellar

• • •

Day 12: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam for endless good times, cool locals & fun. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night

• •

Day 13: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) M Paddle bike along the canals Day 14: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

ROME

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Summer 2015 Code: CCPE Start London or Paris

Finish Ams’dam or London

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

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280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280 280

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INCLUDED MEALS 13 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D)

2015 Apr Apr Apr Apr May May May May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

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* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share.

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:00pm in London. ● This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour with champagne & escargot • Sample local wine at Contiki’s Château • Visit a Monte Carlo casino • Discover Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Pay tribute at Dachau • Our legendary party nights Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Indulge in local food & wine at a Tuscan feast M Amsterdam canal cruise See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Enjoy the lighter side to Rome with a visit to the Pasta Museum. Work up an appetite while learning about this much-loved world famous Italian invention!

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ HIGHLIGHTS

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PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$230. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

NETHERLANDS

Edam

ENGLAND

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

Wales

Ruhr Valley

London

Poland Dresden

Dover Calais

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2 PRAGUE

GERMANY

Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP Slovakia

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

1 TYROL

SWITZ FRANCE

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Brenner Pass

Slovenia

VENICE Lake Como 2

Croatia

Apennine Mountains

10 World Heritage sites visited 1

SWISS 2 ALPS

Romania

FLORENCE 1 ITALY

ADRIATIC SEA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Spain Vatican City

2 ROME

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SNAPSHOT

EUROPEAN WHIRL

17 NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS Special Stopovers: 1 night in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet, 5 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 4 nights hotel upgrade, 5 nights in hostels

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights”. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

• •

Day 2: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in scenic Edam, famous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out museums, trendy cafés & nightclubs. Hotel (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Evening canal boat cruise

Day 3: Amsterdam to Berlin. Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. Hostel (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building

Day 4: Berlin. Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. Hostel (B) Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided walking tour

• •

Day 5: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of Eastern European revival. Hostel (B) Visit Dresden, destroyed in World War II & known as the ‘Florence of the North’ See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square in Prague

• • •

Day 6: Prague. Snake through this Medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. Hostel (B) Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

Day 7: Prague to Munich. Back to Germany & into Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

Day 8: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. Be “wowed” by stunning alpine scenery en route to a quaint Tyrolean village. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports

Day 9: Austrian Tyrol to Venice. Plunge in for an exhilarating optional whitewater rafting adventure. Then wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to fairytale Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles M Whitewater rafting adventure

Day 10: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

• •

Day 11: Venice to Rome. Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 12: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. Contiki Village (B)(D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums

Day 13: Rome to Florence. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

• •

Day 14: Florence to Swiss Alps. Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & stop for Swiss chocolate in lakeside Lucerne before heading further into the Swiss Alps. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

Day 15: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world when you opt in for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. (B)(D)  Contiki Special Stopover Day 16: Swiss Alps to Paris. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights.” Hotel (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 17: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) Visit a French perfumery M Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne

Day 18: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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Summer 2015 Code: CCEW Start London or Ams’dam

Finish Paris or London

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360

2445 2445 2445 2495 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605

INCLUDED MEALS 17 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D)

2015 Apr Apr Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

5 18 26 5 17 19 28 31 7 10 13 14 16 18 19 21 26 29 2 5 7 9 12 16 18 19 22 26 29 31 3 6 10 17 20 23 27 30 3 7 11 14 ● 15 ●

Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

22 5 13 22 3 5 14 17 24 27 30 1 3 5 6 8 13 16 19 22 24 26 29 2 4 5 8 12 15 17 20 23 27 3 6 9 13 16 20 24 28 1 2

2085 2085 2085 2135 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2245 2245 2245 2245 2245 2245 2245 2245 2245 2245

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share.

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike through cheese making Edam • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Discover Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour with champagne & escargot • Let the good times roll - chill at our legendary party nights Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

BERLIN

ME TIME OPTIONS M Guided walking tour in Venice M Eye Spy Berlin tour M Mountain bike adventure in the Tyrol See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Visit Havel’s Market in Prague for souvenirs & traditional Babushka dolls.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ WHIRL

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PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$250. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

NORTH SEA Edam

ENGLAND

2

NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM GERMANY Ruhr Valley

London Dover Calais

BELGIUM

St Goar

1 RHINE VALLEY Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Heidelberg Dachau

2 PARIS Fontainebleau

1 MUNICH

FRANCE

Burgundy Region

SWITZ Beaujolais Region

CH창TEAU 2 DE CRUIX

1

ROME 1

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Brenner Pass

Slovenia

VENICE 2

Pisa

11 World Heritage sites visited Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night

SWISS 2 ALPS

Liechtenstein Lucerne

FRENCH 1 RIVIERA

Monaco

Croatia

Bosnia-Herzegovina

2 FLORENCE

ADRIATIC SEA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Spain Vatican City

2 ROME ITALY

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EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE

19 NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 2 nights in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet,7 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 5 nights hotel upgrade, 1 night in a hostel

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights”. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Day 2: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) M Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. Travel through Burgundy’s wine country & the Beaujolais vineyards to Contiki’s very own 16th Century château. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See Château Fontainebleau See Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards

• •

Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region. Relax at the Contiki Château & immerse yourself in the rural French countryside on a scenic walk & picnic. (B,PL,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera. Travel through France’s charmingly rustic Provence region to the glamorous French Riviera. Tonight, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! Contiki Village (B) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• • •

Day 6: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

• •

Day 7: Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demo M Entry to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence plus one drink

• •

Day 8: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s pretty rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 9: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. Contiki Village (B)(D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums

Day 10: Rome to Venice. Say ‘arriverderci’ to Rome, and take in the view en route to the canals & gondolas of Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 11: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” alleyways & canals to find charming piazzas, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Guided walking tour of Hidden Venice

• •

Day 12: Venice to Austrian Tyrol. Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to a quaint Tyrolean village. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles M Whitewater rafting adventure

Day 13: Austrian Tyrol. Choose your own adventure in the mountains of Tyrol – exhilarating outdoor activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports

Day 14: Austrian Tyrol to Munich. Stop at sobering Dachau Concentration Camp before reaching lively Munich, home to Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

• •

Day 15: Munich to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne for Swiss chocolate before reaching our incredible Contiki stopover in the Swiss Alps. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps

• • •

Day 16: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world & opt in for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover M Cog railway ride up Jungfrau Mountain Day 17: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Move on through Heidelberg to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s Medieval castle See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beer steins are crafted M Wine tasting in an historic cellar

• • •

Day 18: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s on to the Netherlands & the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night

• •

Day 19: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) M Evening canal boat cruise Day 20: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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Summer 2015 Code: CCMX Start London or Paris

Finish Ams’dam or London

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420

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2015 Apr Apr Apr May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

6 20 27 1 11 18 21 27 29 4 8 10 12 15 18 22 24 26 29 1 3 6 10 13 16 19 24 27 30 3 10 13 17 24 31 5 7 ● 11 ● 14 ● 16 ●

Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

25 9 16 20 30 6 9 15 17 23 27 29 1 4 7 11 13 15 18 20 22 25 29 1 4 7 12 15 18 22 29 1 5 12 19 24 26 30 3 5

2255 2255 2255 2315 2315 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2505 2505 2505 2505 2505 2505 2505 2505 2505 2505 2505 2505 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share.

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

INCLUDED MEALS 19 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 13 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour with champagne & escargot • French countryside picnic • Sample local wine at Contiki’s Château • Discover Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Pay tribute at Dachau • Indulge in Swiss fondue • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Gondola ride in Venice M Mountain bike in the Tyrol M Paragliding See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Head to the Papeneiland bar, Amsterdam. One of the oldest pubs in the city & on the corner of Brouwersgracht (the most photographed canal in Amsterdam) – it’s the perfect spot for people watching while sipping on a drink. VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EXPERIENCE

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PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$319. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS Edam

Wales

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais

St Goar

BELGIUM

1 RHINE VALLEY

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Czech Rep Valley of the Somme

Heidelberg

2 PARIS Burgundy Region

SWISS 2 ALPS

CH창TEAU 2 DE CRUIX

1

ROME

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night

2 AUSTRIA TYROL

Lucerne

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Monaco

Dolomite Mountains

ITALY

Pisa

Arles

Pyrenees Mountains

2 VIENNA

Liechtenstein

SWITZ FRANCE

15 World Heritage sites visited

Slovakia

Mauthausen

MUNICH 1

Fontainebleau

Slovenia

2 VENICE

Croatia

Bosnia-Herzegovina

2 FLORENCE

ADRIATIC SEA

SPAIN

2 BARCELONA

Hungary

Vatican City

2 ROME

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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EUROPEAN ESCAPADE

24 NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 2 nights in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet, 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 5 nights hotel upgrade, 5 nights in hostels

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the Channel to Paris. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Day 2: Paris. Soak up sophisticated Paris, indulge in this magical city & its legendary icons. Hotel (B) Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. Travel through wine country to Contiki’s very own 16th Century Château. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See Château Fontainebleau See Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards

• •

Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region. Relax at our Château & enjoy a scenic walk & picnic. (B,PL,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona. Head through the Pyrénées to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

Day 6: Barcelona. Sightsee the city, then tonight feel the passion at an optional flamenco show! Hostel (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex M Flamenco dance show

Day 7: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel via Provence to Arles en route to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit the historic city of Arles Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

• •

Day 8: French Riviera. Explore markets, shop upscale boutiques & sun seek on the beach. Rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• • •

Day 9: French Riviera to Florence. Check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 10: Florence. Discover the inside info on striking buildings & sacred art before some free time. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Nightclub entry

• •

Day 11: Florence to Rome. Pass through Umbria’s rolling hills to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 12: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’ & explore this living museum. There’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. Contiki Village (B)(D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Day 13: Rome to Venice. Say ‘arriverderci’ to Rome, and take in the view en route to the canals & gondolas of Venice. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 14: Venice. Meander through alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

• •

Day 15: Venice to Vienna. Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna. Hostel (B) Day 16: Vienna. Experience Viennese culture on a morning tour, then wander the city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture & of course, strudel! Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road M Schnaps museum visit & tasting

• •

Day 17: Vienna to Munich. Today we head to Munich, the home of Oktoberfest. On the way this morning we make a sobering stop at Mauthausen Conentration Camp. Then later, explore the sights or head to one of the city’s beer halls for dinner & a taste of their famous drop. Hostel (B) Visit the Mauthausen Memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

• •

Day 18: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. Leave the festive capital of Bavaria behind to travel to the Austrian Tyrol, with its all-round adrenaline rush. (B)(D)  Contiki Special Stopover M Bobsled ride Day 19: Austrian Tyrol. Choose your adventure – exhilarating activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Day 20: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching our incredible Contiki stopover in the Swiss Alps. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps

• • •

Day 21: Swiss Alps. Chill in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover M Cog railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain Day 22: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Move on to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s Medieval castle See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beer steins are crafted

• • •

Day 23: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s on to the Netherlands & the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night

• •

Day 24: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) M Evening canal boat cruise Day 25: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Summer 2015 Code: CCBE Start London or Paris

Finish Ams’dam or London

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560

3419 3419 3419 3419 3495 3495 3575 3575 3575 3575 3575 3575 3575 3575 3575 3575 3575 3575 3575 3575 3759 3759 3759 3759 3759 3759 3759 3759 3759 3759 3759 3655 3655 3655 3655 3655 3655 3655 3655

2015 Mar Apr Apr Apr May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

30 13 24 30 6 12 18 20 28 30 5 7 9 11 15 17 23 25 27 29 1 5 8 11 13 17 23 25 29 4 10 16 22 28 3 ● 6 ● 9 ● 12 ● 14 ●

Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

23 7 18 24 30 5 11 13 21 23 29 1 3 5 9 11 17 19 21 23 25 29 1 4 6 10 16 18 22 28 3 9 15 21 27 30 3 6 8

2859 2859 2859 2859 2935 2935 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3199 3199 3199 3199 3199 3199 3199 3199 3199 3199 3199 3095 3095 3095 3095 3095 3095 3095 3095

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share.

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

41 INCLUDED MEALS 24 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 16 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour with champagne & escargot • Enjoy baguettes & brie on a French picnic • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Pay tribute at the Mauthausen Memorial • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike through cheese making Edam Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Cabaret show in Paris M Tour the Roman Forum & Colosseum M Mike’s bike tour M Tandem paragliding or mountain biking in the Tyrol See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE While in Vienna, visit the Tiergarten Schönbrunn – the oldest zoo in the world! It dates back to the 18th Century, being the personal collection of exotic animals of the reigning family.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ESCAPADE

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PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$435. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

NORTH SEA Edam

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM ENGLAND

GERMANY Ruhr Valley

London

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover ENGLISH CHANNEL

St Goar

BELGIUM

Calais

2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP

Heidelberg

Cesky Krumlov

2 PARIS FRANCE

1 MUNICH Fontainebleau

1

Burgundy Region

Slovakia

2 VIENNA

AUSTRIA

SWITZ Beaujolais Region

CH창TEAU 2 DE CRUIX

2 SWISS ALPS

TYROL Liechtenstein Lucerne Dolomite Mountains

Slovenia

Monaco

2 FLORENCE

ADRIATIC SEA

HOPFGARTEN

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2 ROME MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Vatican City

1

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night

Bosnia-Herzegovina

ITALY

Spain

17 World Heritage sites visited

Croatia

VENICE 2

Pisa

FRENCH RIVIERA 2

Hungary

Mt. Vesuvius Pompeii

Albania Bari

GREECE

1

3 CORFU

corfu resort or sailing OPTION

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EUROPEAN CONTRASTS

28 NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 1 night in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet, 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 8 nights hotel upgrade, 5 nights in hostels, 2 nights on board ferries

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel & on to France. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Day 2: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) M Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. Travel through wine country to Contiki’s very own 16th Century château. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See Château Fontainebleau See Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards

• •

Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region. Relax at the château & enjoy a scenic walk & picnic. (B,PL,D)  Contiki Special Stopover French picnic lunch

Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera. Travel through Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. Rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• • •

Day 6: French Riviera. Today, sun worship on the beach & practise celebrity spotting. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 7: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

• •

Day 8: Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. Later, enjoy exploring at your own pace. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

• •

Day 9: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 17: Venice. Meander through the tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

Day 18: Venice to Vienna. Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna. Hostel (B) M Mozart & Strauss classical music concert Day 19: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander the city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! Hostel (B) Scenic drive along the historic ring road See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House

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Day 20: Vienna to Prague. Stop at the World Heritage town of Český Krumlov as you travel to Prague, the “City of a Thousand Spires”. Hostel (B,D) Visit the Medieval town of Český Krumlov

Day 21: Prague. Snake through this Medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, beer & Bohemian crystal beads. Hostel (B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square

Day 22: Prague to Munich. Head to Germany & into Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

Day 23: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. Experience the stunning alpine scenery as we head to the cool Tyrolean village of Hopfgarten. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Day 24: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the incredible Swiss Alps. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps

• • •

Day 25: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up to the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover

Summer 2015 Code: CCSER Start London or Paris

Finish Ams’dam or London

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

3475 3475 3579 3675 3675 3675 3675 3675 3675 3675 3675 3849 3849 3849 3849 3849 3849 3849 3849 3849 3759 3759 3759 3759 3759 3759 3759 3759

620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620

4095 4095 4199 4295 4295 4295 4295 4295 4295 4295 4295 4469 4469 4469 4469 4469 4469 4469 4469 4469 4379 4379 4379 4379 4379 4379 4379 4379

2015 Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

16 24 4 19 22 24 2 5 14 17 20 3 5 7 9 11 17 23 29 8 14 16 22 26 29 ● 3 ● 5 ● 9 ●

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

14 22 1 16 19 21 30 3 12 15 18 31 2 4 6 8 14 20 26 5 11 13 19 23 26 1 3 7

Summer 2015 Code: CCSES Start London or Paris

Finish Ams’dam or London

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

4079 4079 4079 4079 4079 4079 4365 4365 4179 4179

620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620 620

4699 4699 4699 4699 4699 4699 4985 4985 4799 4799

2015 May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug

19 22 2 5 17 20 7 11 26 29 ●

Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

16 19 30 3 15 18 4 8 23 26

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share.

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161.

Day 10: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to tour the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. Contiki Village (B)(D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums

Day 26: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Move on through Heidelberg, to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s Medieval castle See the Lorelei Rock

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CORFU

Day 11: Rome to Corfu. Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Adriatic Ferry (B)

Day 27: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night

SAILING OPTION

Days 12 - 14: Corfu. Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this island paradise. (B,D)(B)(B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover M Island sailing cruise Day 15: Corfu to Italy. Cruise along the Adriatic Coast back to Italy. Adriatic Ferry (B) Day 16: Arrive Venice. It’s on to the magical floating city of Venice. Contiki Village (B)

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Day 28: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s museums, trendy cafés & fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 29: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

For travel insurance see p.163.

SAVE

DAYS 12-14

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$435. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

Why not try your hand at sailing European-style on a flotilla? Catch some rays, swim & get hands-on as you help out while cruising the waves in gorgeous Greece on your private yacht. Multi-share accommodation. Yacht (B,L) (B,L) (B,L) Trip code: CCSES See p.136 for more info & the price panel on this page for departure dates & prices. Visit contiki.com/contrasts-sailing

45 INCLUDED MEALS (RESORT OPTION) 28 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 16 dinners (D)

46 INCLUDED MEALS (SAILING OPTION) 28 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 3 lunches (L), 14 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour with champagne & escargot • Enjoy a French picnic lunch • Discover Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat to Venice • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Indulge at a Tuscan feast M Locally guided bike tour of Munich See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ CONTRASTS

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ENGLAND London Dover

Calais

Belgium

ENGLISH CHANNEL

SNAPSHOT

13 World Heritage sites visited

Valley of the Somme

3 PARIS Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

20

FRANCE Beaujolais Region

CHâTEAU 2 DE CRUIX

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS

1

Austria Switzerland

Arles

Slovenia

VENICE 2

Serravalle (Designer outlet mall) Pisa

Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 7 nights hotel upgrade, 2 nights in hostels,1 night on board ferry

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Special Stopover night

1

Versailles

Croatia

Apennine Mountains

2 FLORENCE

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

ITALY ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME

SPAIN

BARCELONA 2

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Vatican City

Mt. Vesuvius Brindisi

Pompeii

34

Albania

1

GREECE

3 CORFU Corinth Canal

INCLUDED MEALS

1 ATHENS

IONIAN SEA

20 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 13 dinners (D)

HIGH ENERGY INCLUSIONS

LONDON TO ATHENS

• An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour with champagne & escargot • Wine tasting at Contiki’s Château • Visit a Monte Carlo casino • Italian fashion experience • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Discover Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Guided city walking tour in Venice M Guided tour of the Vatican museums See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Walk onto a James Bond set – the impressive 17th Century Palazzo Pisani in Venice, was used for the shoot-out at the end of the 2006 James Bond movie Casino Royale. VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-ATHENS

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21 DAYS - 6 COUNTRIES FROM US$3325 PP*/US$159 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$305. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS FRENCH VINEYARDS

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet your Contiki team in London (or this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the Channel to France. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 2 - 3: Paris. Indulge in this magical city, day trip to the Palace of Versailles. Hotel (B,D,B) See the Palace of Versailles (entry not included) M Cabaret show & glass of champagne Day 4: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. Stop at Fontainebleau before reaching Contiki’s 16th Century Château nestled in the Beaujolais vineyards. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See 12th Century Château Fontainbleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region. Relax at the Contiki Château & immerse yourself in the French countryside. (B, PL, D)  Contiki Special Stopover French picnic lunch Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona. Head through the Pyrénées Mountains to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 7: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. Hostel (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex M Flamenco dance show Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through Provence to Arles, then onto the French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit the historic city of Arles Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Day 9: French Riviera. Stroll through outdoor markets or sun worship on the beach. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

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• • • • •

• • • • •

Summer 2015 Code: CCLG Day 10: French Riviera to Venice. En route to Venice, shop at a designer outlet mall in Serravalle. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 11: Venice. Meander through alleyways & canals to find grand squares & art-filled palazzos. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals Day 12: Venice to Florence. Travel to Pisa & check out its architectural wonder before heading to Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 13: Florence. Discover one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities with a local guided tour. Later, explore at your own pace. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 14: Florence to Rome. See Umbria’s beautiful scenery en route to Rome. Later, opt to tour the Vatican museums & Sistine Chapel. Contiki Village (B) See the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona M Locally guided tour of the Colosseum & Forum Day 15: Rome. Explore the “Eternal City” & discover this living museum. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 16: Rome to Corfu. Pass Naples & catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius. Later, board the overnight ferry. Adriatic Ferry (B) M Guided tour of Pompeii Days 17 - 19: Corfu. Kick back & soak up the sun in this Greek paradise. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B,D) M Water sports including parasailing & waterskiing Day 20: Corfu to Athens. Travel across the Corinth Canal en route to Athens. Hotel (B) M Dinner in the famous Plaka area Day 21: End Athens. After visiting the ancient sites, it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium

• • • • •

Start London or Paris

Finish Athens

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

2835 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 3075 3075 3075 3075 3075 3075 3075 3075 3075 2975 2975 2975 2975

490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490

3325 3395 3395 3395 3395 3395 3395 3395 3395 3395 3395 3565 3565 3565 3565 3565 3565 3565 3565 3565 3465 3465 3465 3465

2015 May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep

3 17 31 6 9 14 18 20 23 25 28 2 5 12 17 20 26 1 4 9 18 23 30 3

May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

23 6 20 26 29 4 8 10 13 15 18 22 25 1 6 9 15 21 24 29 7 12 19 23

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share.

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 6:45am London or 5:00pm Paris & ends approx. 12:30pm in Athens. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

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SNAPSHOT

Summer 2015 Code: LTAI GREECE

AEGEAN SEA

2

PAROS 2

2 IOS 2

+ GREEK ISLAND ADVENTURER

SANTORINI

29 DAYS - 6 COUNTRIES FROM US$4579 PP*/US$158 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$459. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

1

Nightstops

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Days 1 - 21: London to Athens. Refer to London to Athens on p.76. In the afternoon of day 21, you will be transferred to meet your fellow travellers on our Greek Island Adventurer trip. Visit the famous Plaka area

Day 25: Ios. Find a spot to lay down your towel, either chill out poolside or on soft, sandy beaches for the day. Grab a cocktail & keep working on your tan. Later, get caught up in the night-life of this ultimate party island. Guesthouse

Day 22: Athens to Paros. Cruise through the Cyclades Islands to the ultra-chilled island of Paros, with its traditional Greek vibes, cool beaches & cute fishing villages. Tonight, you can visit Parikia & the old Venetian fortress. Guesthouse (B) Local Greek feast Visit Naoussa

Day 26: Ios to Santorini. Sail to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini, world-famous for simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. Guesthouse Afternoon trip to Fira

Day 23: Paros. Spend the day relaxing on island time. There’s the option of a caique cruise of the nearby islands & beaches for a spot of swimming. You could also go exploring on Antiparos island, simply chill on one of Paros’ three main beaches or head to Naoussa Village for a look at this cute seaside spot. Guesthouse Day 24: Paros to Ios. Cruise to another Greek gem, the beautiful island of Ios. Guesthouse

Finish Athens

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

4059 4165 4165 4225 4165 4225 4295 4295 4355 4545 4545 4545 4545 4599 4545 4599 4265 4265 4265

520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520

4579 4685 4685 4745 4685 4745 4815 4815 4875 5065 5065 5065 5065 5119 5065 5119 4785 4785 4785

2015

ATHENS

HIGH ENERGY

LONDON TO ATHENS

Start London or Paris

May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug

3 17 31 6 9 14 20 23 28 5 12 20 26 1 4 9 18 23 30

B

B

B B

May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

31 14 28 5 7 12 19 21 26 2 9 18 23 30 1 6 15 20 27

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share.

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 12:30am in Athens. B - These departures stay one more night in Athens code: LTAIB For more ways to save see p.9.

Day 29: End Athens. The trip ends after check out.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini • See the first modern Olympic stadium Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with • ME TIME OPTIONS M Paros island sailing adventure See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-ATHENS-GREEK

Please note: Day 29 has been designed to allow you to finish the trip without needing an extra nights accommodation.

HIGH ENERGY

LONDON TO ROME 16 DAYS - 5 COUNTRIES FROM US$2509 PP*/US$157 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$225. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

For travellers on a time-budget, why not jump off early & explore Rome in depth? We’ve got a shorter version of the 21-day London to Athens trip, visiting five countries in 16 days.

21 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) 13 dinners (D)

13 World Heritage sites visited

Day 28: Santorini to Athens. Set sail back to the mythological city of Athens. Hotel

SNAPSHOT

Summer 2015 Code: CCLR Finish Rome

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

2099 2155 2155 2155 2155 2155 2155 2155 2155 2155 2155 2279 2279 2279 2279 2279 2279 2279 2279 2279 2205 2205 2205 2205

410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410

2509 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2689 2689 2689 2689 2689 2689 2689 2689 2689 2615 2615 2615 2615

2015

STUCK FOR TIME?

INCLUDED MEALS

Start London or Paris

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

35

Day 27: Santorini. Enjoy a free day. Guesthouse Visit Perissa Beach M Visit Oia at sunset

ROME

SAVE

28

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 9 nights hotel upgrade 2 nights in hostels, 6 nights in guesthouses, 1 night on-board a ferry

May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep

3 17 31 6 9 14 18 20 23 25 28 2 5 12 17 20 26 1 4 9 18 23 30 3

May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

18 1 15 21 24 29 3 5 8 10 13 17 20 27 1 4 10 16 19 24 2 7 14 18

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share.

Days 1 - 15: London to Rome. See p.76 London to Athens for map, itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals.

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel.

Day 16: End Rome. Your trip ends after breakfast, so it’s time to swap email addresses say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B)

For more ways to save see p.9.

Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 7:30am in Rome.

15

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 3 nights hotel upgrade, 2 nights in hostels

27

INCLUDED MEALS 15 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) 11 dinners (D) EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Special access Rome tour • See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa ME TIME OPTIONS M Vatican tour M Rome of the Emperors & Gladiators including the Colosseum M Tuscan meal

For full details, see contiki.com.

10 World Heritage sites visited VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-ROME

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NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover

SNAPSHOT

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Calais

BELGIUM

St Goar

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

44

Versailles

Heidelberg

MUNICH 1

3 PARIS

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS

SWITZ

SWISS ALPS 2

FRANCE

CHâTEAU 2 DE CRUIX

1 RHINE VALLEY

Liechtenstein

Lucerne

AUSTRIA 2 TYROL

Dolomite Mountains

Arles

72

Pyrenees Mountains

HIGH ENERGY

INCLUDED MEALS meals included in Food Fund (Egypt option), (see p.79 for full breakdown of meals), 69 meals included in Food Fund (Greek Island option), (see p.79 for full breakdown of meals)

SPAIN

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2 BARCELONA

2 FLORENCE

SERBIA ITALY

Vatican City

EGYPT ONLY • Locally guided tours of the Egyptian Museum & the Pyramids of Giza • Tour the Valley of the Kings with a local Egyptian expert • Sail the Nile on a traditional felucca Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Guided walking tour in Venice M Tuscan dinner in Florence M Light show at the Philae Temple (Egypt option) See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ULTIMATE

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1 SOFIA

Montenegro

2 ROME

Macedonia

Mt. Vesuvius

Pompeii

Brindisi

BLACK SEA

Gallipoli

24 World Heritage sites visited 1

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$630. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

1 CANAKKALE Troy

GREECE TURKEY Thermopylae Corinth Canal

IONIAN SEA

EGYPT OPTION & map see p.79

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night

ISTANBUL 3

KAVALA 1

Albania

1

2 ATHENS

GREEK ISLAND OPTION & map see p.79

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet your Contiki team in London (or this afternoon in Paris). Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Days 2 - 3: Paris. Indulge in this romantic & sophisticated city. Hotel (B,D,B) See the Palace of Versailles (entrance not included) M Cabaret show & glass of champagne Day 4: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. Stop at Fontainebleau before heading to Contiki’s 16th Century Château. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See 12th Century Château Fontainebleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region. Relax at the Contiki Château & immerse yourself in the countryside. (B,PL,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona. Head through the Pyrénées to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 7: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. Hostel (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex M Flamenco dance show Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through Provence to Arles. Then it’s onward to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit the historic city of Arles Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Day 9: French Riviera. Stroll by the upscale boutiques or sun worship on the beach. Later, hit Monaco! Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 10: French Riviera to Venice. Today we head to beautiful Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 11: Venice. See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square in beautiful Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) M Gondola ride along the canals Day 12: Venice to Florence. Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa before rolling through to Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 13: Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Contiki Village (B)

• • •

• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour with champagne & escargot • Discover Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Locally guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis • Explore the Wooden Horse of Troy with our Local Guide • Pay tribute to heroes at Gallipoli & ANZAC Cove • Discover Istanbul with our expert Local Guide

BULGARIA ADRIATIC SEA

INCLUSIONS

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

1 BELGRADE

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1 2 CORFU

ULTIMATE EUROPEAN SAVE

Romania Croatia

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

45 DAYS - FROM US$6615 PP*/US$147 P/DAY* • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings • Return flight from Athens to Cairo (Egypt option)

Slovenia

Apennine Mountains Pisa

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

2 VENICE

(see p.79 for full breakdown of Egypt & Greek Island options)

Slovakia

VIENNA 1

• •

• See the Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower & Piazza della Signoria • Florentine leather craft demonstration

M Nightclub entry Day 14: Florence to Rome. Pass through Umbria on the road to Rome. Later, take a tour of the Vatican museums. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain & Pantheon Day 15: Rome. Time to explore this living museum of history. Contiki Village (B)(D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 16: Rome to Corfu. Pass Naples, see Mt.Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii. Then board the overnight ferry. Adriatic Ferry (B) Days 17 - 18: Corfu. Kick back & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. Hotel (B,D,B) Day 19: Corfu to Athens. Travel across the impressive Corinth Canal en route to Athens. Hotel (B,D)

• •

YOUR CHOICE Days 20-26 There’s either an Egypt or Greek Island option. See p.79 for more info.

• • • • •

Day 27: Athens to Kavala. Journey along Greece’s coastline, past Mt. Olympus, to harbourside Kavala. Hotel (B,D) Drive past Spartan Thermopylae & Byzantine Thessaloniki Day 28: Kavala to Canakkale. Ferry across the Dardanelles to Canakkale. Hotel (B,D) Visit Troy’s Wooden Horse Day 29: Canakkale to Istanbul. Make a pilgrimage through the historic Gallipoli battlefields en route to Istanbul. Hotel (B)(D) Journey along the Sea of Marmara Visit Lone Pine Cemetery (except March 28th departure) See ANZAC Cove Days 30 - 31: Istanbul. Savour an incredible mosaic of sights in this diverse city. Hotel (B,B) See the Blue Mosque & the Grand Bazaar with a local guide M Belly dancing evening & dinner Day 32: Istanbul to Sofia. Traverse the plains of Bulgaria to Sofia. Hotel (B,D) See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Day 33: Sofia to Belgrade. Uncover the beauty of Serbia & the ragged charm of Belgrade. Hotel (B,D) See Kalemegdan Fortress & old town

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Day 34: Belgrade to Budapest. Travel along the river Danube & find a lively arts, café & music scene.” Hotel (B) Day 35: Budapest. Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion in this fascinating city. Hotel (B) Day 36: Budapest to Vienna. Get ready for a cultural fix as we head to Austria’s capital, Vienna. Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St.Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House M Viennese dinner Day 37: Vienna to Austrian Tyrol. Experience the stunning scenery as we head to Hopfgarten. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Day 38: Austrian Tyrol. Choose your own adventure in the mountains of the Tyrol – paragliding, hiking or biking! (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Day 39: Austrian Tyrol to Munich. Wind down out of the mountains to Munich, home of the famous Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz M Whitewater rafting adventure Day 40: Munich to Swiss Alps. Stop in Liechtenstein & Lucerne before reaching the Contiki Chalet in the Swiss Alps. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Visit Liechtenstein’s capital See the wooden Chapel Bridge Day 41: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day & opt in for a cog railway ride. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover M Cog railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain Day 42: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Move on through Heidelberg to the Rhine Valley. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s Medieval castle See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beer steins are crafted M Wine tasting in an historic cellar Day 43: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s on to the Netherlands & the vibrant city of Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 44: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s museums, trendy cafés & nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 45: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Jordan

Giza

1

1

EGYPT

ULTIMATE EUROPEAN

2 CAIRO Saudi Arabia

THE NILE

1 RED SEA 1 LUXOR

+ EGYPT OPTION

Karnak

RED SEA

45 DAYS - 17 COUNTRIES FROM US$6835 PP*/US$152 P/DAY* Edfu

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$590. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

SAVE

Start London or Paris

Finish Ams’dam or London

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

6135 5855 5855 6025 6179 6179 6179 6179 6549 6549 6549 6549 6335 6335 6335

980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980

7115 6835 6835 7005 7159 7159 7159 7159 7529 7529 7529 7529 7315 7315 7315

2015

EZ SU OF LF GU

HIGH ENERGY

Places visited Nightstops

SNAPSHOT

Summer 2015 Code: CCUE

CAIRO

1 ASWAN

Mar Apr Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug

28 12 26 10 24 7 21 28 5 19 30 7 16 19 23

● ● ●

11 26 9 23 7 21 4 11 18 1 12 20 29 2 6

44

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 2 nights in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 22 nights hotel upgrade, 6 nights in hostels, 1 night on-board a ferry & 1 overnight train (sleeper seat)

72

INCLUDED MEALS 44 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 27 dinners (D)

■ This departure will include the ANZAC service

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with

INCLUSIONS • Return flight from Athens to Cairo • For all other inclusions see p.78

many free upgrades to twin-share.

Day 20: Athens to Cairo. Visit the ancient sites that dot Athens & experience the non-stop action that this city is known for. Later, say farewell to Greece & hello to Egypt as we fly out to Cairo. Hotel (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a Local Guide

M Light show at Philae Temple

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel.

Day 23: Aswan to Luxor. Opt for more exploring of the ancient sights on an excursion to the temple of Abu Simbel, then follow the river Nile to Luxor. Hotel (B,D) M Visit the Temple of Ramses II

Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London.

Day 21: Cairo sightseeing overnight train to Aswan. Step into this intense, 24/7 city where ancient meets modern. Stare in awe at the Sphinx & the monumental Pyramids of Giza. Overnight Train (B,D) Guided tour of the Great Pyramids & Sphinx

Day 24: Luxor to Red Sea. Be amazed by the sheer volume of monuments & royal burial sites around Luxor. Later, travel across the desert to the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Hotel (B,D)

• • •

Day 22: Aswan. Unwind in Egypt’s southernmost city & enjoy its distinctive African atmosphere. There’s the chance to see the Tomb of Aga Khan high up on the West Bank. Hotel (B) Sail on a felucca See the Aga Khan Mausoleum

• •

Day 25: Red Sea to Cairo. Laze on the white sand beaches or snorkel in the amazing coral reefs. Later, it’s back to the bustling capital. Hotel (B) Day 26: Cairo to Athens. This morning we’ll fly from Cairo back to Athens, where you will rejoin your fellow travellers for the rest of your adventure. Hotel (B)

● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

ANZAC DAY 28TH MARCH DEPARTURE Pay tribute to the fallen at this once in a lifetime experience. We overnight on a boat off the coast of Anzac Cove on April 24th to watch the Dawn Service from a distance for those who were unsuccessful in the ballot.

Start London or Paris

Piraeus

ATHENS AEGEAN SEA

ULTIMATE EUROPEAN

3 IOS SANTORINI 3

+ GREEK ISLAND OPTION 45 DAYS - 16 COUNTRIES FROM US$6615 PP*/US$147 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$630. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

5945 5665 5665 5815 5969 5969 5969 5969 6325 6325 6325 6325 6109 6109 6109

950 950 950 950 950 950 950 950 950 950 950 950 950 950 950

6895 6615 6615 6765 6919 6919 6919 6919 7275 7275 7275 7275 7059 7059 7059

2015

CORINTH CANAL

HIGH ENERGY

Finish Ams’dam or London

1

Places visited Nightstops

Mar Apr Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug

28 12 26 10 24 7 21 28 5 19 30 7 16 19 23

● ● ●

May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

11 26 9 23 7 21 4 11 18 1 12 20 29 2 6

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ULTIMATE-EGYPT

SNAPSHOT

Summer 2015 Code: CUEG GREECE

24 World Heritage sites visited

44

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 2 nights in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet, 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 23 nights hotel upgrade, 6 nights in hostels & 1 night on-board a ferry

69

INCLUDED MEALS 44 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) 24 dinners (D)

■ This departure will include the ANZAC service

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share.

Day 20: Athens to Ios. Visit the ancient sites that make Athens so famous & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. Later, get ready to get on island time as we cruise toward the Greek island paradise of Ios. Hotel (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium

• •

Days 21-22: Ios. Find a spot to lay down your towel, either chill out poolside or on soft, sandy beaches for the day. Grab a cocktail & keep working on your tan. Later, get caught up in the nightlife of this ultimate party island. Hotel (B,B) Visit Ios town M Island cruise on a traditional sailing boat

Day 23: Ios to Santorini. Sail to Santorini, famous for its blue & white buildings, spectacular island

sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. You could head out to a little taverna for an authentic local meal – trying saganaki is a must! Hotel (B) Days 24-25: Santorini. Santorini is a paradise for the photographer within. Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or catch a cable car up to a clifftop town. Or take a boat ride out to the volcanic island, Nea Kameni. Experiencing one of Oia’s sunsets is a must. Hotel (B,B) Visit the main town of Fira M Visit Oia at sunset

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

Day 26: Santorini to Athens. Set sail back to mainland Greece for your final night in the Greek capital. It’s time to rejoin your fellow travellers for the rest of your adventure. Hotel (B)

ANZAC DAY 28TH MARCH DEPARTURE Pay tribute to the fallen at this once in a lifetime experience. We overnight on a boat off the coast of Anzac Cove on April 24th to watch the Dawn Service from a distance for those who were unsuccessful in the ballot.

21 World Heritage sites visited VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ULTIMATE-GREECE

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

OUR IN-DEPTH EXPLORER TRIPS GET YOU INTO THE HEART OF THE REGIONS YOU VISIT; WITH MORE UNIQUE EXPERIENCES & FREE TIME TO EXPLORE THE DESTINATIONS. INCLUDED • Discover the backstreets, hidden gems & local culture of a region

• Included local highlights & the hidden gems • Get around on our modern air-conditioned coaches

• Less time travelling, more time exploring • Indulge in more local cuisine; most included dinners at our favourite local restaurants

• ME Time – choose to explore in your own time, or get involved in our ME Time optionals

• Twin-share, or more choice on how to stay: – a ‘room to myself’ option for a little extra – triple-share option to make your budget stretch further

• Central hotels, for comfort travellers love. Check them out yourself! Hilton Garden Inn (Seville), BB Centro (Florence), NH Concordia (Milan), President Hotel & Zafolia Hotel (Athens), Far Out Village Resort & Spa Hotel (Ios)…and many more.

• More Local Guides • A Trip Manager & Driver team who will be your oracle on all things Europe

OUR TRIPS Ireland ..........................................................p.82

Spain, Morocco + Portugal ..................................... w

p.92

Great Britain & Ireland .....................p.84

Morocco ......................................... w

p.94

England & Scotland...................... w p.83 Simply Italy........................................ w p.86

Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey....... p.95

Spanish Spree ................................... w p.88

Spotlight on Greece ............................p.96

Iberian Peninsula & Morocco ................................. w

Spotlight on Greece + Greek Island Hopping....................p.97

p.90

Spotlight on Greece + 3 day Greek Island Cruise ...........p.97 Spotlight on Greece + 7 day Greek Island Cruise ...........p.97 Egypt & The Nile ............................ w p.98 Scandinavia & Russia .........................p.99 Scandinavia ...........................................p.100 Russia Plus ..............................................p.102

WAYS TO STAY

Contiki.com/in-depth-explorer

HOTELS From US$131 per day

w

Winter Departures New Trips

Check it out at Contiki.com/watch-in-depth-explorer

We Love WiFi – stay connected with WiFi at most In-depth Explorer overnights

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CLIFFS OF MOHER

LONDONDERRY 1

SNAPSHOT

Belfast ATLANTIC OCEAN

N.IRELAND

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

7 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

REP. OF IRELAND

GALWAY 2

IRELAND

7 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

11

SAVE

DUBLIN 2

Cliffs of Moher

8 DAYS - 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1275 PP*/US$160 P/DAY*

1 World Heritage site visited

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$139. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS 1

Blarney

IRISH SEA

1 KILKENNY CORK 1

Places visited Nightstops

INCLUDED MEALS 7 hot breakfasts (B), 4 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Learn about the troubled history of Belfast on a locally guided tour • Visit Blarney Castle & kiss the famous Blarney Stone • Entry to the magical Cliffs of Moher Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Boat ride to the Aran Islands M Visit the Guinness Brewery See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ IRELAND

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ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive Dublin. Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. (D) Day 2: Dublin to Londonderry. Discover the troubled history of Belfast then make your way to the walled city of Londonderry. (B) Day 3: Londonderry to Galway. Explore Londonderry & its fascinating historical sites, before travelling south through Connacht to Galway. (B)

See the 17th Century city walls of Londonderry M Walking tour including Bogside Murals Day 4: Galway. Discover this quintessential Irish town where Gaelic is still spoken on the streets. Opt in for the chance to visit the stunning Aran Islands, a 40-minute boat rideaway. (B,D) M Boat ride to the Aran Islands Day 5: Galway to Cork. Spot the Cliffs of Moher then get the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone before arriving in Cork. (B,D)

• Visit Blarney, home of the Blarney Stone Day 6: Cork to Kilkenny. See the brightly coloured buildings of hillside Cobh before reaching Medieval Kilkenny. (B,D)

• • •

Entrance to the Port Heritage Centre, last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic See the Rock of Cashel See Kilkenny Castle & St. Canice’s Cathedral M Guided walking tour of Kilkenny

Summer 2015 Code: BBIR Day 7: Kilkenny to Dublin. Dublin has so much to see & do, so take time to explore its vibrant mix of thriving markets, museums, cafés & enjoy the easy-going local hospitality. (B) See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square & St. Stephen’s Green

Day 8: Depart Dublin. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

SCOTLAND & IRELAND 13 DAYS FROM US$2225* US$172 PER DAY SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$ 240. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

HIGHLAND FLING? Add 5 days to your trip & get a slice of Scotland too. Day 1: Arrive Edinburgh Days 2-5: See Days 5-8 England & Scotland map, itinerary & sightseeing on p.82. Day 6: Glasgow to Dublin Ferry to Northern Ireland. (B,D)

Start Dublin

Finish Dublin

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

1275 1275 1275 1315 1315 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395

2015 Apr Apr Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

4 11 25 2 9 16 23 30 3 6 13 17 20 27 1 4 11 15 18

Start Dublin

Finish Dublin

Total Cost US$ pp*

Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct

1395 1395 1395 1395 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345

2015 11 18 2 9 16 23 30 6 10 13 20 24 27 4 8 11 18 22 25

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

25 29 1 8 12 15 22 26 29 5 9 12 19 23 26 3 10 17

1 5 8 15 19 22 29 2 5 12 16 19 26 30 3 10 17 24

* 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 cost.

Single room supplement of US$329. Trip starts 4:30pm in Dublin & ends approx. 8:00am in Dublin. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

Days 7-13: See Days 2-8 Ireland map, itinerary & sightseeing above. For full details, dates & prices see our website. Trip code: BBED Single supplement of US$579. Visit contiki.com/scotland-ireland

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Isle of Skye

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Loch Ness 1 SCOTLAND

1 WEST HIGHLANDS

St. Andrews

Stirling

1 GLASGOW

2 EDINBURGH Northumberland National Park

Gretna Green Ireland

Republic

1 YORK

IRISH SEA

of Ireland

NORTH SEA

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

Northern

liverpool 1 4 World Heritage sites visited Places visited 1 Nightstops Optional end city

ENGLAND Wales

EDINBURGH

London

SNAPSHOT

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

8

ENGLAND & SCOTLAND

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

9 DAYS - 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1535 PP*/US$171 P/DAY* SAVE

12

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$165 . SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

INCLUDED MEALS

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: London to Liverpool. Meet up with your Contiki team & take a London sightseeing tour before travelling to the home of The Beatles, Liverpool. Tonight, get to know your group over dinner & maybe hit the town for a night out. (D) Beatles tour in Liverpool

Day 2: Liverpool to York. Catch the endless rolling country views through to one of England’s most historic cities, York. (B,RD) Guided walking tour of York See York Minster & Clifford’s Tower M Evening ‘Ghost Walk’

• •

Day 3: York to Lake District. This morning we make our way to Cumbria’s gorgeous Lake District. (B) Visit Bowness & see Lake Windermere

Day 4: Lake District to Edinburgh. Stop at Hadrian’s Wall & cross the border town of Gretna Green en route to Edinburgh. (B) Entrance to Gretna Green Museum Driving city tour to see Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace & the Royal Mile M Dinner with haggis & bagpipes

• •

Day 5: Edinburgh. Spend a day exploring the city. Combining medieval & modern, its buildings are perched on top of hills, shadowed by cliffs & overlooking the sea. (B,D) Day 6: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands. Stop at the original home of golf – St. Andrews – on the way to the Scottish Highlands & Loch Ness. (B,D) Day 7: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands. See the stunning Isle of Skye, with its moors, mountains, lochs & sea cliffs. (B) See the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle Visit seaside town Portree See Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis

• • •

Day 8: West Highlands to Glasgow. Visit historic Stirling before arriving in lively Glasgow, with its happening pubs & music scene. (B)

8 hot breakfasts (B), 1 regional dinner: traditional English roast dinner in a local pub (RD), 3 three-course dinners (D)

Summer 2015 Code: BBBR Stirling Castle & the William Wallace Monument • See • See George Square & the Glasgow City Chambers

Start London

Day 9: Depart Glasgow/Train to London. The trip ends after breakfast in Glasgow & it’s time to say farewell to your new found friends. Or if you’ve chosen to end in London, catch the train back down south where your trip ends upon arrival. (B)

2015

SCOTLAND

6 DAYS

FROM US$1075* US$180 PER DAY SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$ 115. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

JUST WANT SCOTLAND? Try everything Scottish on our 6-day trip. For full details, dates & prices see our website. Trip code: BBSC. Single supplement of US$275. Visit contiki.com/scotland

Mar Apr Apr Apr May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

Want to finish in London? Add US$200 to take the train from Glasgow to London.

LONDON DAY TRIPS Take advantage of our great deals on day trips & visit Stonehenge, Bath or beautiful Windsor Castle. It’s easy: book on arrival at Contiki’s Basement. Visit contiki.com/day-trips

Start London

Finish Total Glasgow Cost or London US$ pp*

2015 Apr Apr Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

4 11 25 2 9 16 23 30 3 6 13 17 20 27 1 4 11 15 18

1535 1535 1535 1535 1575 1575 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1669 1669 1669

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

17 21 24 31 4 7 14 18 21 28 1 4 11 15 18 25 2 9

● ● ● ● ●

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

25 29 1 8 12 15 22 26 29 5 9 12 19 23 26 3 10 17

1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535

2016

2015 24 5 19 28

Oct Dec Dec Jan

31 12 26 4

1485 1445 1515 1515

Jan 3 Feb 5 Mar 5

Jan 10 Feb 12 Mar 12

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWBR Oct Dec Dec Dec

YOUR CHOICE

27 3 17 24 1 8 15 22 26 29 5 9 12 19 23 26 3 7 10

Finish Total Glasgow Cost or London US$ pp*

1515 1405 1405

* 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 cost. BBBR - Summer 2015 - 9 days Single room supplement of US$395. WWBR - Winter 2015/16 - 8 days Single room supplement of US$375. Trip starts 7:30am in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Glasgow or 2:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Edinburgh during the Festival & Military Tattoo (tickets not included). Winter departures are 8 days long & feature a slightly modified itinerary. 1 night in Liverpool, York 1 night, Edinburgh 2 nights, Scottish Highlands 1 night, Glasgow 1 night, Lake District 1 night. For details of winter trips between Oct 2014 - Mar 2015, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

• Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles on our locally guided Magical Mystery Tour • Spot ‘Nessie’ on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M High ropes course in the Lake District See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ENGLAND-SCOTLAND

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ENGLAND/SCOTLAND NORTHERN IRELAND IRELAND/WALES IN TRANSIT

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

16 DAYS - FROM US$2499 PP*/US$157 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$270. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS 1 Isle of Skye

Loch Ness

SCOTLAND

WEST 1 HIGHLANDS St. Andrews Stirling

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1

Northumberland National Park

LONDONDERRY 1

Gretna Green

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

Belfast

N.IRELAND

REP. OF IRELAND

GALWAY 2

DUBLIN 2

1 YORK

Holyhead

1 Liverpool ENGLAND

Cliffs Of Moher

Blarney

IRISH SEA

1 KILKENNY WALES

1 CORK

London

5 World Heritage sites visited LONDON

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GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: London to Liverpool. Meet up with your Contiki team & take a London sightseeing tour before travelling to the home of The Beatles, Liverpool. Tonight, get to know your group over dinner & maybe hit the town for a night out. (D) Beatles tour in Liverpool

Day 2: Liverpool to York. Catch the endless rolling country views through to one of England’s most historic cities, York. (B,RD) Guided walking tour of York See York Minster & Clifford’s Tower M Evening ‘Ghost Walk’

• •

Day 3: York to Lake District. This morning we make our way to Cumbria’s gorgeous Lake District. (B) Visit Bowness & see Lake Windermere

Day 4: Lake District to Edinburgh. Stop at Hadrian’s Wall & cross through the border town of Gretna Green en route to Edinburgh. (B) Entrance to Gretna Green Museum Driving city tour to see Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace & the Royal Mile

• •

Day 5: Edinburgh. Spend a day exploring the city. Combining medieval & modern, its buildings are perched on top of hills, shadowed by cliffs & overlooking the sea. (B,D) Day 6: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands. Stop at the original home of golf – St. Andrews – on the way to the Scottish Highlands & Loch Ness. (B,D) Spot Nessie on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness

Day 7: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands. See the stunning Isle of Skye, with its moors, mountains, lochs & sea cliffs. (B) See the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle Visit seaside town Portree See Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis

• • •

Day 8: West Highlands to Glasgow. Visit historic Stirling before arriving in lively Glasgow. (B) See Stirling Castle & the William Wallace Monument See George Square & the Glasgow City Chambers

• •

Day 9: Glasgow to Dublin. Ferry to Northern Ireland, travelling through County Meath to Dublin. (B,D) Day 10: Dublin to Londonderry. Discover the troubled history of Belfast then we make our way to the walled city of Londonderry. (B) Day 11: Londonderry to Galway. Explore Londonderry & its fascinating historical sites, before travelling south through Connacht to Galway. (B) See the 17th Century city walls of Londonderry M Locally guided walking tour including Bogside Murals

Day 12: Galway. Discover this quintessential Irish town where Gaelic is still spoken on the streets. There’s also an option to visit the Aran Islands, a 40-minute boat ride away. (B,D) M Boat ride to the Aran Islands Day 13: Galway to Cork. Spot the Cliffs of Moher then get the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone before arriving in Cork. (B,D) Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher Visit Blarney, home of the Blarney Stone

• •

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

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2015 Mar Apr Apr Apr May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

27 3 17 24 1 8 15 22 26 29 5 9 12 19 23 26 3 7 10

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

17 21 24 31 4 7 14 18 21 28 1 4 11 15 18 25 2 9

Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct

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1 5 8 15 19 22 29 2 5 12 16 19 26 30 3 10 17 24

Day 15: Kilkenny to Dublin. Return to Dublin where you can explore its thriving markets, museums, cafés & enjoy the easy-going local hospitality. (B) See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square & St. Stephen’s Green M Guinness Brewery Storehouse visit

● These trips will be in Edinburgh during the Festival & Military

Day 16: Dublin to London. We ferry across the Irish Sea to Wales & travel back to London where the trip ends upon arrival. (B)

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 15 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

23 15 hot breakfasts (B), 1 regional dinner: traditional English roast (RD), 7 three-course dinners (D)

2015 11 18 2 9 16 23 30 6 10 13 20 24 27 4 8 11 18 22 25

Single room supplement of US$655.

15

INCLUDED MEALS

Summer 2015 Code: BBUK

Day 14: Cork to Kilkenny. See the brightly coloured buildings of portside Cobh before reaching charming Kilkenny. (B,D) Entrance to the Port Heritage Centre, the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic See the Rock of Cashel See Kilkenny Castle & St. Canice’s Cathedral M Guided walking tour of Kilkenny

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SNAPSHOT

* 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 cost.

Trip starts 7:30am in London & ends approx. 8:00pm in London. This trip is a combination trip where clients who have booked the England & Scotland only section return to London on Day 9 & those who have booked the Ireland only section join on Day 9. Tattoo (tickets not included). For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles on our locally guided Magical Mystery Tour • Spot ‘Nessie’ on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness • Learn about the troubled history of Belfast on a locally guided tour • Visit Blarney Castle & kiss the famous Blarney Stone • Entry to the magical Cliffs of Moher Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS

EDINBURGH

M High ropes course in the Lake District M Traditional dinner with haggis & bagpipes M Explore Hadrian’s Wall See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE

LONDON DAY TRIPS Stonehenge, Bath or the home of the Queen, Windsor Castle sound like you? Bag a bargain & take advantage of our great deals on day trips from London. It’s easy: book on arrival at Contiki’s Basement, London. Visit contiki.com/day-trips

Love a good view? We do. Take a walk up to Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. This walk will reward you with the best views in the city & maybe some bagpipers to entertain you at the top!

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Lake Garda

MILAN 1

Cinque Terre

Verona

VENICE 2

ITALIAN 1 RIVIERA Pisa

2 FLORENCE Chianti Region Apennine Mountains ADRIATIC SEA

ITALY

3 ROME Vatican City

Mt. Vesuvius

Pompeii

9 World Heritage sites visited ROME 1

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SIMPLY ITALY

11 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive Rome. Check-in to your hotel & this afternoon meet your Trip Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers. (RD) Day 2: Rome to Sorrento. Travel south towards the home of pizza, Naples. Later, we’ll reach Sorrento, where you’ll enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the stunning bay. (B,RD) See Mt. Vesuvius Scenic coastal drive to Sorrento

• •

Day 3: Capri Excursion. Chill out on the Isle of Capri. Be amazed at the natural beauty, stroll through the hillside town of Anacapri or sit at a café al fresco with the locals. (B) M Boat cruise around the beautiful Isle of Capri (summer departures only) Day 4: Sorrento to Florence. From postcard perfect Sorrento, pass through rural Umbria & Tuscany’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. (B,RD) Local wine tasting in the Chianti region

Day 5: Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, explore at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Tuscan hills feast

• •

Day 6: Florence to Venice. Say goodbye to Florence, before professing your love in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona. Next up: the canals & gondolas of Venice. (B,RD) See Juliet’s Balcony & the Roman Arena in Verona

Day 7: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. An optional gondola ride is a must! (B)

• Private motorboat to the historic islands the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace • See & St. Mark’s Square • See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas

M Guided walking tour

Day 8: Venice to Milan via Lake Garda. Leave the floating city behind before it’s all about the capital of fashion, Milan. (B) Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda

Day 9: Milan to Italian Riviera. Take in the beauty of the region & indulge in tasty local food & wine in the seaside setting of the Cinque Terre. (B) Visit Monterosso & Portovenere along the Cinque Terre Cruise (weather permitting) & train along the scenic coast

• •

Day 10: Italian Riviera to Rome. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder then cross the Appenine Mountains on the road to Rome (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

• •

Day 11: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Colosseum. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City M Guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

Day 12: Depart Rome. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to swap email addresses & say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Summer 2015 Code: BBSY Start Rome

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

2085 2085 2139 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2249 2249 2249

2015 Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

5 19 3 17 24 31 7 14 21 24 28 1 5 8

Start Rome

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

2249 2249 2249 2249 2249 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195

INCLUDED MEALS

2015 16 30 14 28 4 11 18 25 2 5 9 12 16 19

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

12 19 26 2 9 23 30 6 9 13 16 20 27 4

23 30 6 13 20 3 10 17 20 24 27 1 8 15

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWSY Start Rome

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

1865 1865 1825 1825 1825 1825 1915

19 26 2 16 30 14 27

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan 9

1915

Jan 22 Feb 12 Mar 25

1915 1769 1825

2015

2015 Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec

Start Rome

30 6 13 27 11 25 7

Dec 29 2016 Jan 11 Feb 1 Mar 14

15

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share).

BBSY - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$649. WWSY - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$659. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For details of winter trips between Oct 2014 - Mar 2015, speak to Contiki or your travel agent. For travel insurance see p.163.

11 continental breakfasts (B), 4 regional dinners: pizza making experience & local trattoria dining (RD)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Enjoy a glass of Prosecco overlooking the Bay of Naples • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Guided tour of a Tuscan winery with Chianti & antipasto • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Experience local Venetian artisans at work • Cruise along the coastal towns of the Cinque Terre (summer departures only) • Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Guided tour of the ancient city of Pompeii M Bay of Naples feast M Gondola ride in Venice See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Unforgettable gelato in Venice. Get off the beaten track & head on over to La Boutique dei Gelato for our favourite Italian treat.

MIX & MATCH Keen to see more, & save more? Use low cost airlines to fly to Athens – this trip will Mix & Match with Greek Island Hopping p.116-117. You’ll save US$50 with our Multi-trip discount. See p.9.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN

France

BILBAO 1

San Sebastian Pyrenees Mountains

1 PAMPLONA Zaragoza

Segovia

Portugal

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MADRID 3

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

SPAIN Toledo

Denia

CORDOBA 1 8 World Heritage sites visited 1

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SEVILLE 1

2 IBIZA

COSTA BLANCA

2 GRANADA Gibraltar

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SNAPSHOT

SPANISH SPREE

13 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

17

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive Madrid. Check-in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital, full of diverse neighbourhoods & lively plazas. Later, meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travellers. (RD) Day 2: Madrid. It’s easy to get hooked on this city that blends traditional culture with new vitality in everything from shopping & food to arts & culture. (B) Tour the Royal Palace with a local guide (this tour may be substituted with a tour of the Prado)

Day 3: Madrid to Bilbao. Head north to Segovia with its Roman aqueduct & Alcazar fortress before continuing to Bilbao, home of the Guggenheim Art Museum. (B,RD) Day 4: Bilbao to Pamplona. Swim & shop in the beach resort of San Sebastian before heading to Pamplona, home of the Running of the Bulls. (B) Day 5: Pamplona to Barcelona. Soak up the Baroque city of Zaragoza before we make our way to the buzzing city of Barcelona. (B,RD) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

• •

Day 6: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It’s a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) Day 7: Barcelona to Ibiza. It’s time to party! Board your flight to the world-famous island of sun, sand & sounds. (B) Day 8: Ibiza. Relax on Ibiza’s beaches & soak up the sunshine or get into some watersports before heading out into the island’s unbeatable nightlife. (B) Visit Ibiza’s town & beaches

Day 9: Ibiza to Granada. This morning it’s a fast ferry to the mainland before reaching Granada. (B,D) Day 10: Granada. Take a trip back in time in this city, full of atmosphere & soaked in history. Explore the fabled palace, feel the lively culture on the streets & sample some tapas & sangria. (B) M Guided tour of the Moorish Quarter of Albaicin, Capilla Real & La Cartuja plus a visit to La Cartuja Monastery Day 11: Granada to Seville. Wind along the Costa del Sol & see the Sierra Nevada mountains. Stop in Gibraltar before arriving in Seville. (B) Scenic drive past Marbella & Malaga M Tour to top of Gibraltar

Day 12: Seville to Cordoba. Take your time in laidback Seville before we reach lively Cordoba, soaked in history & serving up old-world atmosphere, timeworn lanes & famously beautiful streets. (B) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza de España in Seville

Day 13: Cordoba to Madrid. Hit the road & travel to the hill-top town of Toledo. With its mix of mosques, churches & Medieval buildings, this gorgeous town is known by the locals as the “Imperial City”. After, we return to Madrid. (B) See the Alcazar fortress & Gothic cathedral in Toledo M Castillian dinner with local wines

Day 14: Depart Madrid. Your trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

INCLUDED MEALS

Summer 2015 Code: BBEH Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

2389 2455 2455 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2575

2015 Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

27 4 11 18 25 1 8 15 22 29 6 ●

Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015 10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 5 12 19

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

8 ● Jul 13 Jul 20 Aug 27 Aug 3 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Sep 31 Sep 14 Sep 21 Oct

21 26 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 27 4

2575 2575 2575 2575 2575 2575 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWEH Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

Nov 1 Dec 6 Jan 9

1929 1885 1975

2015 Oct 19 Nov 23 Dec 27

Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan 16 Feb 28 Apr 3

1975 1829 1885

2016 Jan 3 Feb 15 Mar 21

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

BBEH - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$869. WWEH - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$685. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. ● These trips will be in Pamplona during the Running

of the Bulls. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 2 nights in Madrid, Bilbao 1 night, Pamplona 1 night, Barcelona 2 nights, Valencia 1 night, Granada 2 nights, Seville 2 nights, Cordoba 1 night, Madrid 1 night. For details of winter trips between Oct 2014 - Mar 2015, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

13 continental breakfasts (B), 3 regional dinners: local tapas feast in Barcelona & regional feasts in our favourite local spots (RD), 1 three-course dinner (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossing

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour in Madrid • Catch a flight to Ibiza & check out its famous clubs & beaches • Locally guided tour of Granada’s Alhambra Palace • Learn about the history of Spanish culture & architecture at the Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Explore Barcelona on a locally guided bike tour M Locally guided tour of Seville’s famous sights M Visit the Valley of the Fallen in Madrid M Flamenco dance show See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Tibidabo in Barcelona. It’s the tallest mountain in the Serra de Collserola & offers the best views of the city & coastline – get instagramming!

MIX & MATCH BARCELONA

See more & save more! Use low cost airlines to fly to Italy & Greece. This trip will Mix & Match with Simply Italy p.86-87, or Greek Island Hopping p.116-117. You’ll save US$50 with our Multi-trip discount. See p.9.

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BILBAO 1

San Sebastian Pyrenees Mountains

1 PAMPLONA Segovia

Zaragoza

MADRID 3

2 BARCELONA MEDITERRANEAN SEA

PORTUGAL SPAIN

2 LISBON

Denia

COSTA BLANCA

SEVILLE 2 Tarifa

TANGIER 1

Rabat Casablanca

2 IBIZA

2 GRANADA

Algeciras COSTA DEL SOL Gibraltar

2 FEZ MOROCCO

GRANADA

10 World Heritage sites visited 1

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IBERIAN PENINSULA & MOROCCO Day 2: Madrid. It’s easy to get hooked on this city that blends traditional culture with new vitality in everything from shopping & food to arts & culture. (B) Tour the Royal Palace with a Local Guide (this tour may be substituted with a tour of the Prado)

Day 3: Madrid to Bilbao. Head north to Segovia with its Roman aqueduct & Alcazar fortress before continuing to Bilbao, home of the Guggenheim Art Museum. (B,RD) Day 4: Bilbao to Pamplona. Swim & shop in the beach resort of San Sebastian before heading to Pamplona, home of the Running of the Bulls. (B) Day 5: Pamplona to Barcelona. Soak up the Baroque city of Zaragoza before we make our way to the buzzing city of Barcelona. (B,RD) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

• •

Day 6: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It’s a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) M Flamenco dance show & dinner Day 7: Barcelona to Ibiza. It’s time to party! Board your flight to the world-famous island of sun, sand & sounds. (B) Day 8: Ibiza. Relax on Ibiza’s beaches & soak up the sunshine or get into some watersports before heading out into the island’s unbeatable nightlife. (B) Visit Ibiza’s town & beaches

Day 9: Ibiza to Granada. This morning it’s a fast ferry to the mainland before reaching Granada. (B,D) Day 10: Granada. Take a trip back in time in this city, full of atmosphere & soaked in history. Explore the fabled palace, feel the lively culture on the streets & sample some tapas & sangria. (B) M Guided tour of the Moorish Quarter of Albaicin, Capilla Real & La Cartuja plus a visit to La Cartuja Monastery Day 11: Granada to Fez. Travel across the Strait of Gibraltar to the medieval capital of Morocco, Fez. See the stunning views of the Rif Mountains en route & prepare to discover this colourful city. (B,D)

20 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 20 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

29

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive Madrid. Check-in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital, full of diverse neighbourhoods & lively plazas. Later, meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travellers. (RD)

SNAPSHOT

drive past Marbella, Malaga & the • Scenic Rif Mountains Day 12: Fez. Today is all about exploring, a full day to experience the city. See the magnificent Royal Palace, tour the walls of the fascinating Medina of Fez or haggle for a beautiful Moroccan carpet! (B) See the Royal Palace, the Medina & the local markets Visit the Cooperative of handmade carpets M Moroccan dinner with belly dancing show

Discover the cultural treasures & historical sites. Tonight enjoy a night of partying or relax watching the sunset over the river Tagus. (B) See the Castelo deSão Jorge, the Praça do Comercio & Rossio & Praça da Figueira. M Traditional Portuguese feast

• •

Day 20: Lisbon to Madrid. Cross back in to Spain for the final leg of your trip, returning to Madrid & final night on the town! (B)

Day 13: Fez to Marrakech. See more of Morocco as we head southwards to Marrakech. On the way you’ll pass through the green oasis of Ifrane, & experience the breathtaking sight of the famous Atlas Mountains. (B,D) Scenic drove through the Middle Atlas Mountains

Day 21: Depart Madrid. Your trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Summer 2015 Code: IBPMO

Day 14: Marrakech. A full day to enjoy this vibrant city & soak up the history and tradition. With a free afternoon, you could wander through the historic city, hit the world famous souks or opt to enjoy a haman. (B) See Koutoubia Mosque & bustling Jamaa el Fna Square

Start Madrid

Day 15: Marrakech to Tangier. Hit the road to Tangier taking in the famous bustling city of Casablanca & capital city Rabat on the way. (B,D) See the Hassan 2nd Mosque in Casablanca See the Hassan Tower & King’s Palace in Rabat See the Kasbah & admire the panoramic view

• • •

Day 16: Tangier to Seville. Say goodbye to Africa, stop off at Gibraltar en route to the Andalucian capital, Seville, known for its heritage of art, dance & culture. Opt to enjoy a night of Flamenco dancing with the fun-loving, laid-back locals. (B) M Tour to top of Gibraltar Day 17: Seville. Enjoy your time in laid-back sunny Seville, soaked in history & serving up old-world atmosphere, time-worn lanes & famously beautiful streets. Enjoy a day of discovery! (B,D) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza d’España

Day 18: Seville to Lisbon. Next up is Portugal’s contemporary capital Lisbon. Tour the pictureque city & embrace all it has to offer; Gothic cathedrals, charming side streets & the beautiful river views. (B,D) Day 19: Lisbon. Once home to the world’s greatest explorers, Lisbon is now a modern traveller’s dream.

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

3315 3399 3485 3485 3485 3615

2015 Apr May May Jun Jun Jul

27 11 25 8 22 6

Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

3615 3615 3485 3485 3485

2015 17 31 14 28 12 26

Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

20 3 17 31 14

9 23 6 20 4

Winter 2015/16 Code: WIBP Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

Nov 7 Dec 12 Jan 15

2789 2725 2859

2015 Oct 19 Nov 23 Dec 27

Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan 22 Mar 5 Apr 9

2859 2645 2725

2016 Jan 3 Feb 15 Mar 21

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

IBPMO - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$1179. WIBP - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$995. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. For more ways to save see p.9. Winter dates feature a slightly modified 20 day itinerary, 1 night in Valencia instead of 2 nights in Ibiza. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

INCLUDED MEALS 20 continental breakfasts (B), 6 three-course dinners (D), 3 regional dinners (RD)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team & Local Rep in Morocco • Coach transfers • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour • Guided local tour & visit the Bahia Palace • Catch a flight to Ibiza & check out its famous clubs & beaches • Guided local tour of the Medina of Fez & the city of Marrakech • Locally guided tour of Lisbon Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Explore Barcelona on a locally guided bike tour M Locally guided tour of Seville’s famous sights M Visit the Valley of the Fallen in Madrid M Flamenco dance show M Delicious Moroccan feast See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Grab a cocktail on a roof terrace in Marrakech, head to Kechmara for a relaxing vibe after a long day haggling in the souks.

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MADRID 3 PORTUGAL SPAIN

2 LISBON SEVILLE 2 Tarifa

TANGIER 1

Rabat Casablanca

2 GRANADA Algeciras Gibraltar

2 FEZ

7 World Heritage sites visited

MOROCCO 1

Places visited Nightstops

2 MARRAKECH

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SPAIN, MOROCCO & PORTUGAL Day 2: Madrid It’s easy to get hooked on the city that blends traditional culture with new vitality in everything from shopping & food to arts & culture. Madrid is the culinary capital, the artistic centre & the night life hotspot of Spain so start your adventure here! (B) See the Royal Palace, Gran Via, the Puerta del Sol & Plaza de España

Day 3: Madrid to Granada. Head south taking in the beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Arrive in the historic & cultural hub of Granada. (B,D) Day 4: Granada. Take a trip back in time in this city, full of atmosphere & soaked in history. Explore the fabled palace, feel the lively culture on the streets & sample some tapas & real sangria. (B) M Guided Tour of the Moorish Quarter of Albaicin, Capilla Real & La Cartuja plus a visit to La Cartuja Monastery. Day 5: Granada to Fez Travel across the Strait of Gibraltar to the Medieval capital of Morocco, Fez. See the stunning views of the Rif Mountains en route & prepare to discover this colourful city. (B,D) Scenic drive past Marbella, Malaga & the Rif Mountains

Day 6: Fez Today is all about exploring, a full day to experience the city. See the magnificent Royal Palace, tour the walls of the fascinating Medina of Fez or haggle for a beautiful Moroccan carpet! (B) See the Royal Palace, the Medina & the local markets Visit the Cooperative of handmade carpets M Moroccan dinner with belly dancing show

• •

Day 7: Fez to Marrakech. See more of Morocco as we head southwards to Marrakech. On the way you’ll pass through the green oasis of Ifrane, & experience the breathtaking sight of the famous Atlas Mountains. (B,D) Scenic drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains

LISBON

14 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 14 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

21

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start Madrid Check-in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital, full of diverse neighbourhoods & lively plazas. Later, meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travellers. (D)

SNAPSHOT

Day 8: Marrakech. A full day to enjoy this vibrant city & soak up the history and tradition. With a free afternoon, you could wander through the historic city, hit the world famous souks or opt to enjoy a haman. (B) See Koutoubia Mosque & bustling Jemaa el Fnaa Square

Day 9: Marrakech to Tangier Hit the road to Tangier taking in the famous bustling city of Casablanca & capital city Rabat on the way. (B,D) See the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca See the Hassan Tower & King’s Palace in Rabat See the Kasbah & admire the panoramic view

• • •

Day 10: Tangier to Seville. Say goodbye to Africa, stop off at Gibraltar en route to the Andalucian capital, Seville, known for its heritage of art, dance & culture. Opt to enjoy a night of flamenco dancing with the fun loving, laid-back locals. (B) M Tour to top of Gibraltar Day 11: Seville Enjoy your time in laid-back sunny Seville, soaked in history & serving up old-world atmosphere, time-worn lanes & famously beautiful streets. Enjoy a day of discovery! (B,D) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza d’España

Day 12: Seville to Lisbon Next up is Portugal’s contemporary capital Lisbon. Tour the pictureque city & embrace all it has to offer; Gothic cathedrals, charming side streets & the beautiful river views. (B,D) Day 13: Lisbon. Once home to the world’s greatest explorers, Lisbon is now a modern traveller’s dream. Discover the cultural treasures & historical sites. Tonight enjoy a night of partying or relax watching the sunset over the river Tagus. (B) See the Castelo de São Jorge, the Praca do Comercio & Rossio & Praça da Figueira M Traditional Portuguese feast

Day 14: Lisbon to Madrid. Cross back in to Spain for the final leg of your trip, returning to Madrid & final night on the town! (B) Day 15: Ends Madrid. Your trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

INCLUDED MEALS

Summer 2015 Code: BBMP Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

2445 2515 2515 2515 2515 2589

2015 May May May Jun Jun Jul

3 17 31 14 28 12

Start Madrid

14 continental breakfasts (B), 7 three-course dinners (D)

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

2589 2589 2505 2505 2505

2015 17 31 14 28 12 26

Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

26 9 23 6 20

9 23 6 20 4

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWMP Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

Nov 7 Dec 12 Jan 15

2129 2075 2179

2015 Oct 24 Nov 28 Jan 1

Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan 22 Mar 5 Apr 9

2179 2015 2075

2016 Jan 8 Feb 20 Mar 26

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share). BBMP - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$845. WWMP - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$755. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team & Local Rep in Morocco • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Locally guided tour of Granada’s Alhambra Palace • Guided local tour of the Medina of Fez • Guided local tour & visit the Bahia Palace in Marrakech • Locally guided tour of Lisbon Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Delicious Moroccan feast M Locally guided tour of Seville’s famous sights M Flamenco show See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Lisbon is a mecca for street art. Head to the Saldanha neighbourhood to see buildings covered by huge street art & keep your eyes peeled while discovering the city for more art by some of the world’s most famous street artists.

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MARRAKECH

SNAPSHOT

4 4 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Moroccan Trip Manager & Driver • Coach transfers • Locally guided sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Guided local tour of the Medina of Fez • Guided local tour of Marrakech and visit the Bahia Palace Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

2 MARRAKECH

Algeria

5 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$715 PP*/US$143 P/DAY* 2 World Heritage sites visited 1 Nightstops

NEW TRIP

6 4 continental breakfasts (B), 2 three-course dinners (D)

MOROCCO

MOROCCO

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED MEALS

2 FEZ

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

Summer 2015 Code: BBMO

Day 1: Arrive Fez. Check-in to the hotel then explore the Medieval centre of Morocco, Fez. Later, meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travellers. (D)

you’ll pass through the green oasis of Ifrane, & experience the breathtaking sight of the famous Atlas Mountains. (B,D) Scenic drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains

Day 2: Fez Today is all about exploring, a full day to experience the city. See the magnificent Royal Palace, tour the walls of the fascinating Medina of Fez or haggle for a beautiful Moroccan carpet! (B) See the Royal Palace, the Medina & the local markets Visit the Cooperative of handmade carpets M Moroccan dinner with belly dancing show

• •

Day 4: Marrakech. A full day to enjoy this vibrant city & soak up the history & tradition. With a free afternoon, you could wander through the historic city, hit the world famous souks or opt to enjoy a haman. (B) See Koutoubia Mosque & bustling Jemaa-el Fnaa Square

Day 3: Fez to Marrakech See more of Morocco as we head southwards to Marrakech. On the way

Day 5: Depart Marrakech. Time to swap email addresses & say goodbye to your new Contiki buddies as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Start Fez

Finish Total Marrakech Cost US$ pp*

2015 May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

7 21 4 18 2 16

Start Fez

Finish Total Marrakech Cost US$ pp*

2015 May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

11 25 8 22 6 20

759 775 775 775 805 805

Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

30 13 27 10 24

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

3 17 31 14 28

805 775 775 775 775

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWMO Start Fez

Finish Total Marrakech Cost US$ pp*

2015 Oct 28 Dec 2

Start Fez

Finish Total Marrakech Cost US$ pp*

2016 Nov 1 Dec 6

755 739

Jan Jan Feb Mar

5 12 24 30

Jan Jan Feb Apr

9 16 28 3

775 775 715 739

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share).

BBMO - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$255. WWMO - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$265. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am For more ways to save see p.9.

ME TIME OPTIONS

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

M Delicious Moroccan feast M Haman bath See itinerary & visit contiki. com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ MOROCCO

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2 ISTANBUL Gallipoli

1 CANAKKALE Troy

TURKEY

Pergamum AEGEAN SEA

GREECE

IZMIR 1 KUSADASI 1

Athens

PAMUKKALE 1 Ephesus

Patmos

Hieropolis

SANTORINI Santorini Rhodes

Crete

SNAPSHOT 6 World Heritage sites visited 1

9

Cypru

Places visited Nightstops

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation, 3 nights on board a cruise ship

TURKEY & GREEK ISLAND ODYSSEY

18 INCLUDED MEALS 9 continental/buffet breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 7 three-course dinners (D)

10 DAYS - 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1889 PP*/US$189 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$179. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

INCLUSIONS

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive Istanbul. Check-in to your hotel & meet up with your Contiki team & fellow travellers this evening in Istanbul, a busy metropolis where East literally meets West. (D) Day 2: Istanbul. You’ll see an incredible mix of sights in this diverse city. There’s the opportunity to go local & take a traditional Turkish bath or for something really different, try an optional dinner complete with belly dancing! (B) Visit the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar & the Spice Market with a local guide See the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace & Suleymaniye Mosque M Dinner & belly dancing

• •

Day 3: Istanbul to Canakkale. Pay your respects as you take a pilgrimage to the historic Gallipoli battlefields, before boarding a ferry across the Dardanelles to the quaint port city of Canakkale. (B,D) Journey along the Sea of Marmara Visit Lone Pine Cemetery See ANZAC Cove

• • •

Day 4: Cannakale to Izmir. Tread among the legendary ruins of Troy, setting of Homer’s ‘Iliad’ & ‘Odyssey’. Journey along Turkey’s beautiful coastline to see the ancient city of Pergamum. Tonight we stay in Homer’s birthplace of Izmir & enjoy the buzzing nightlife. (B,D) Scenic mountain drive to Pergamum, ancient capital of Asia Minor M Guided trip of the centuries-old ruins

Day 5: Izmir to Pamukkale. Today there’s your chance to see the ancient spa town of Hieropolis & opt for a relaxing soak in the famous hot, bubbly pools of Pamukkale. (B,D) M Visit to the site of the thermal pools & hot springs

Summer 2015 Code: BBSL Day 6: Pamukkale to Kusadasi. Get a feel for ancient Roman life in the classical city of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient cities on the beautiful Mediterranean. Later, explore the port town of Kusadasi. (B) Visit a Turkish carpet factory See Kusadasi’s shopping bazaar & promenade

• •

Day 7: Kusadasi to Rhodes. Board your cruise ship & set sail to Rhodes via Patmos in the Greek Islands. (B,D) Day 8: Rhodes. Arrive at the sunniest island in the Aegean & spend the day exploring the Medieval town & cool little shops or relaxing on the stunning beaches. (B,L,D) See the fortified town of Rhodes M Tour of the traditional fishing village of Lindos & the Medieval city of Rhodes

Day 9: Cruising to Santorini via Crete. Drop by Crete en route to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini, world-famous for its famous blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. (B,L,D) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Visit Santorini’s main town of Fira M Guided trip of the Minoan Palace of Knossos

• • •

Day 10: Arrival into Athens. Return to Athens & enjoy breakfast before transferring into central Athens where the trip ends. Or, if you’re feeling up for it, there’s also the opportunity for a guided trip of the Acropolis & Parthenon. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 10 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Start

Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Gratuities US$ pp* Total Cost US$ pp* US$ pp*

Finish

Istanbul Athens

Twin In US$ pp*

Twin In Total Cost US$ pp*

1629 1629 1629 1669 1669 1669 1629 1629 1629

1889 1889 1889 1929 1929 1929 1889 1889 1889

2015 May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep

13 3 17 1 15 29 12 26 16

May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

22 12 26 10 24 7 21 4 25

260 260 260 260 260 260 260 260 260

1755 1755 1755 1795 1795 1795 1755 1755 1755

2015 2015 2015 2055 2055 2055 2015 2015 2015

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share). Or take a single supplement option: Add US$505 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or US$565 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (add port taxes for total price). Trip starts 7:00pm in Istanbul & ends approx. 8:00am in Athens. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

• An experienced & professional Turkish Trip Manager, Driver & On-board Cruise Rep • Modern, air-conditioned coach • Nightly entertainment on the cruise • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Visit the Blue Mosque, Galata Bridge & spice markets in Istanbul • Pay tribute to heroes at Gallipoli & ANZAC Cove • See one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World – a locally guided trip of Ephesus Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Volcano boat trip in Santorini M Turkish bath experience See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ODYSSEY

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AEGEAN SEA

GREECE

DELPHI

1

Corinth

1

1 ATHENS

Mycenae

OLYMPIA

4 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited Nightstops

ATHENS

SNAPSHOT

3

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 3 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

SPOTLIGHT ON GREECE

5 INCLUDED MEALS

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$819 PP*/US$205 P/DAY*

3 continental breakfasts (B), 2 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Local Guide • Modern, air-conditioned coach • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Greek info pack • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Locally guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis • Guided walking tour of Mycenae & the Palace of Agamemnon • Explore the birthplace of the Olympics with a guided tour of Olympia • Learn about the Greek gods on our guided tour of Delphi Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive Athens. Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek of mythological Athens. This evening meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. Visit the famous Plaka area

Summer 2015 Code: BBBS set, go! A Local Guide shows off the site of the first Olympic Games. This afternoon, cross the Corinthian Gulf & arrive in Delphi, the centre of the universe in ancient Greece. (B,D) Guided tour of Olympia including the Olympic Stadium & Temples of Hera & Zeus

Day 2: Athens to Olympia. Sightsee ancient Athens & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city before criss-crossing the beautiful, historic Peloponnese region en route to Olympia. (B,D) Guided tour of Athens including the Acropolis & Parthenon See the impressive Corinth Canal Guided tour of Mycenae, including the Palace of Agamemnon See the Acronauplia citadel at Nafplio

Day 4: Delphi to Athens. Be swept away by Delphi’s history, spectacular ruins & museum, as well as its beautiful location on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Return to Athens where it’s time to swap Facebook & email addresses & say farewell to your new friends, as the trip ends in the afternoon. (B) Guided tour of Delphi including the Temple of Apollo

• • • •

Day 3: Olympia to Delphi. On your mark, get

Please note: Day 1 has been designed to allow you to start the trip without needing an extra night of accommodation.

Start Athens

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

819 839 859 859 859 889 889

27 11 25 8 22 6 20

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct

889 859 859 859 859 839

2015

2015 Apr May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

Start Athens

30 14 28 11 25 9 23

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

3 17 31 14 28 12

6 20 3 17 1 15

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share).

Single room supplement of US$249 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 6:00am in Athens. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Traditional meal in the Plaka area of Athens See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ GREECE

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Piraeus

MYKONOS 3

GREECE IONIAN SEA

+ GREEK ISLAND HOPPING

IOS 3

3 SANTORINI

16 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$3035 PP*/US$190 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$330. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Places visited Nightstops

1

SNAPSHOT

Summer 2015 Code: SPGI Start Athens

ATHENS 3

SPOTLIGHT ON GREECE SAVE

IOS

AEGEAN SEA

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

3035 3035 3085 3059 3205 3255

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015

2015 Apr May May Jun Jun Jul

Start Athens

27 11 25 8 22 6

C B C B

12 27 8 23 8 20

Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

20 Aug 4 3 C Aug 19 17 B Aug 31 31 Sep 15 14 C Sep 30

3265 3315 3265 3059 3109

Single room supplement of US$895 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price.

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Days 10 - 11: Santorini. Indulge in Santorini, famous for its breathtaking scenery. (B,B) Day 12: Santorini to Ios. Cruise to Ios. (B,D) Days 13 - 14: Ios. Relax & enjoy the beaches. (B,B) Day 15: Ios to Athens. Set sail back to Athens. (B) Day 16: Depart Athens. The trip ends after breakfast. For full details, see contiki.com (B)

Trip starts 5:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 6:00am in Athens. B - These departures stay one less night in Athens code: SPGIB.

GREECE

SAVE

Kusadasi

Mykonos Patmos

EA

Santorini

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$170. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

1

Places visited Nightstops Crete

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Greece’s biggest island, Crete & this afternoon we’re off to Santorini, world-famous for its simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. (B,L,D) Day 8: Arrival to Athens. Your trip ends after breakfast & a transfer into central Athens. For full details, see contiki.com (B) Please note: some departures also visit Patmos. See • in price panel.

Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out & Gratuities US$ pp* Total Cost US$ pp* US$ pp*

Finish Athens

Twin In US$ pp*

Twin In Total Cost US$ pp*

1475 1475 1519 1519 1519 1559 1559 1559 1519 1519 1519 1519 1475

1665 1665 1709 1709 1709 1749 1749 1749 1709 1709 1709 1709 1665

2015 Apr May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

27 11 25 8 22 6 20 3 17 31 14 28 12

May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct

4 18 1 15 29 13 27 10 24 7 21 5 19

190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190

1645 1645 1685 1685 1685 1745 1745 1745 1685 1685 1685 1685 1645

1835 1835 1875 1875 1875 1935 1935 1935 1875 1875 1875 1875 1835

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single supplement option: Add US$445 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or US$499 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (add port taxes for total price). Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip it must be multi-entry. Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Macedonia

Istanbul

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

AEGEAN SEA

athens GREECE

TURKEY

Chios

1

Kusadasi Mykonos

12 DAYS - 2 COUNTRY FROM US$2385 PP*/US$199 P/DAY*

Santorini

1

Places visited Nightstops

Symi Rhodes

Crete

Finish Athens

Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out & Gratuities US$ pp* Total Cost US$ pp* US$ pp*

Twin In US$ pp*

Twin In Total Cost US$ pp*

1895 1895 1939 1939 1939 2079 2079 2079 2009 1939 1939 1939

2385 2385 2429 2429 2429 2569 2569 2569 2499 2429 2429 2429

2015 Apr May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

27 May 11 May 25 Jun 8 Jun 22 Jul 6 ● Jul 20 ● Jul 3 ● Aug 17 ● Aug 31 Sep 14 Sep 28 Oct

8 22 5 19 3 17 31 14 28 11 25 9

490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490

2335 2335 2395 2395 2395 2565 2565 2565 2485 2395 2395 2395

2825 2825 2885 2885 2885 3055 3055 3055 2975 2885 2885 2885

● These trips will follow the Eastern Mediterranean Cruising

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Days 1 - 4: Athens to Athens. Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary & sightseeing opposite. Day 5: Athens to Istanbul. Cruise to Istanbul. (B,L,D) Day 6: Istanbul. Get a feel for the exotic & see an incredible mix of sights in this diverse city where East literally meets West. (B,L,D) Day 7: Kusadasi . Today we set sail to the resort town of Kusadasi. (B,L,D) Day 8: Santorini. Indulge in Santorini, famous for its breathtaking scenery. (B,L,D)

15 INCLUDED MEALS 7 continental/ breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D ),

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager, Local Guide & On-board Cruise Rep • Nightly entertainment • Greek info pack

5 World Heritage sites visited VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ GREECE3

SNAPSHOT

Summer 2015 Code: SPICR7 Start Athens

+ 7 DAY GREEK ISLAND CRUISE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$255. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

7

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 4 nights in hotels, 3 nights on board a cruise ship

Albania

SPOTLIGHT ON GREECE SAVE

4 World Heritage sites visited

SNAPSHOT

* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re

Days 1 - 4: Athens to Athens. Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary & sightseeing opposite. Day 5: Athens to Kusadasi via Mykonos. Cruise to the Aegean island paradise of Mykonos, with its young, vibrant party culture. Later we set sail to Turkey. (B,L,D) Day 6: Kusadasi to Crete via Patmos. Shop in the colourful bazaar or take an optional tour of Ephesus. We dock at Patmos before we set sail to Crete. (B,L,D) Day 7: Crete to Santorini. Spend some time on

• Ferry crossings (tourist class) & coach transfers

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ GREECE-ISLAND

TURKEY

1 ATHENS

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Local Guide

Days 1 & 16 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Start Athens

8 DAYS - 2 COUNTRY FROM US$1665 PP*/US$209 P/DAY*

INCLUDED MEALS 15 continental breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

Note: for operational reasons, the Greek Island Hopping section of this trip may run in reverse.

AEGEAN SEA

+ 3 DAY GREEK ISLAND CRUISE

20

C - These departures stay one more night in Athens code: SPGIC.

Summer 2015 Code: SPICR3

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

SPOTLIGHT ON GREECE

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 15 nights in hotels

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share).

Days 1 - 4: Athens to Athens. Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary & sightseeing opposite. Day 5: Athens. Explore more of Athens. (B) Day 6: Athens to Mykonos. Ferry to Mykonos for sun & good times on this party island. Hotel (B,D) Days 7 - 8: Mykonos. Kick back on island time. Hotel (B,B) Day 9: Mykonos to Santorini. Ferry to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini. (B,D)

15

itinerary. Please see P.139 for more details.

Day 9: Crete. We drop the anchor on the shores of Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. (B,L,D) Day 10: Simi via Rhodes. Get set to island-hop your way to heaven. (B,L,D) Day 11: Mykonos via Chios. Spend the evening on the party island of Mykonos. (B,L,D) Day 12: Arrival into Athens. Your trip ends after breakfast & a transfer into central Athens. (B) For full details, see contiki.com

prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re * Cruise travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single supplement option: Add US$579 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or US$715 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (add port taxes for total price). Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin share price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip it must be multi-entry. Days 1 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

11

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 5 nights in hotels, 6 nights on board a cruise ship

27 INCLUDED MEALS 11 continental/breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager, Local Guide & On-board Cruise Rep • Nightly entertainment • Greek info pack

7 World Heritage sites visited VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ GREECE7

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ABU SIMBEL

SNAPSHOT

7

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 3 nights in hotels, 1 night twin-berth sleep couchette train (Cairo to Aswan), 3 night Nile Cruise

2 CAIRO

15

EGYPT

1

INCLUDED MEALS ILE EN TH

7 continental breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 three-course dinners (D)

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

EZ SU OF LF GU

Giza Sakkara

1 HURGHADA 1 LUXOR

EGYPT & THE NILE

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Egyptian Trip Manager • Coach transfers • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Local taxes & service charges • Transfer from airport to hotel on arrival

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Locally guided tours of the Egyptian Museum & the Pyramids of Giza • Tour the Valley of the Kings with a local Egyptian expert • Sit back & chill as you drift down the Nile on a traditional felucca sailing boat • See local villages, ancient sites & stunning scenery on your three-night Nile cruise Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Visit the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam in Aswan M Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu M Visit a traditional Egyptian village in Luxor See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Souq al-Gomaa bazaar in Khalifa, Cairo where you can haggle with the locals for a donkey. Just don’t try & take it on the coach! VISIT CONTIKI.COM/EGYPT

Esna

1 EDFU

Kom Ombo

8 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$1265 PP*/US$159 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$140. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

Day 2: Cairo to Aswan. Step into this intense, 24/7 city where ancient meets modern all in one shot. A Local Guide will take you back to ancient Egypt & the time of the pharaohs. Gaze in awe at the Sphinx & the monumental Pyramids of Giza before boarding the overnight train to Aswan. (B,D) Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo M Light & sound show at the Pyramids

Day 3: Nile Cruise - Aswan. Unwind in the beautiful riverside setting of Egypt’s sunniest city. Enjoy its laid-back take on life & distinctive African atmosphere. Opt to take a tour of Aswan to see the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam. After being treated to a ride on a traditional felucca sailboat, kick back & listen to Nubian music, eat some freshly caught fish, or explore the souk, full of spices, perfumes, scarves & baskets. (B,L,D) Day 4: Nile Cruise - Aswan to Edfu. Today consider taking an optional visit to the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel – the most complete example of ancient Egyptian architecture. Then cruise on down the river Nile with a stop at the unique temple in Kom Ombo en route to the friendly city of Edfu. (B,L,D) M View Kom Ombo, the Temple of Two Gods M Visit Abu Simbel’s Temple of Ramses II Day 5: Nile Cruise - Edfu to Luxor. Wind through the commercial & religious centre of Edfu to its most famous attraction, the Temple of Horus the Avenger. Later, we set sail & meander up the Nile to Luxor, where we’ll literally walk like an Egyptian on a stroll up the ancient Avenue of the Sphinxes. (B,L,D)

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ASWAN

3 World Heritage sites visited 1

1

LAKE NASSER

Places visited Nightstops

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive Cairo. Check-in to the hotel & explore Egypt’s buzzing capital city for the afternoon. At 7:00pm, meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travellers.

RED SEA

Summer 2015 Code: BBEG Day 6: Luxor to Hurghada. Be amazed by the sheer volume of famous monuments around Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings before we hit beachside Hurghada. Maybe do some shopping, chill at the beach & get into the city’s many bars, restaurants & cool nightlife. (B) See the the Colossos of Memnon M Guided visit of the Temple of Karnak

Day 7: Hurghada to Cairo. Today it’s back to Cairo for some last minute shopping. Tonight, enjoy our farewell dinner & a final night on the town. (B,D) Day 8: Depart Cairo. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

THE NILE CRUISE Cruise the Nile in style! With luxury cabins, with private showers, WC, TVs & aircon. The ship features a pool, sun deck, loungers, bars & party areas.

Start Cairo

Finish Cairo

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr Apr May May Jun Jun Jul

1325 1325 1365 1395 1395 1395 1395

4 18 2 16 30 13 27

Finish Cairo

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

1429 1429 1429 1395 1395 1395

2015

2015 Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun

Start Cairo

11 25 9 23 6 20 4

Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

11 25 8 22 5 19

18 1 15 29 12 26

Winter 2015/16 Code: WTEG Start Cairo

Finish Cairo

Total Cost US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

1325 1305 1305 1305 1339 1339

2015 Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

24 7 21 5 19 26

Start Cairo

Finish Cairo

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar

1339 1339 1265 1265 1265 1289

2016 31 14 28 12 26 2

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar

2 16 30 13 27 12

9 23 6 20 5 19

* 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 cost.

BBEG - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$365. WTEG - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$379. Note: Single room supplement does not apply to night 2. Overnight train cabins are twin-share only. Trip starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am in Cairo. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163. For details of winter trips between Oct 2014 - Mar 2015, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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1 GEIRANGER Lom

Lillehammer Sognefjord

OSLO 2

Hardangervidda region

GULF OF BOTHNIA

1 GJOVIK

1 VOSS

Lake Vanern

NORWAY

3 ST. PETERSBURG

1

2

SWEDEN

FINLAND

HELSINKI 1

SNAPSHOT

Petrodvorets

Estonia

STOCKHOLM

1 NOVGOROD

NORTH SEA

21

RUSSIA Latvia DENMARK

BALTIC SEA

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

Klin

MOSCOW 3

Lithuania

2 COPENHAGEN

BELARUS

POLAND

GERMANY

5 World Heritage sites visited 1

BERLIN

2 WARSAW

Brest

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

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

6 nights in quad-share hostels, 14 nights hotel upgrade, 1 night quad-share Baltic cruise

1 MINSK

32 Ukraine

INCLUDED MEALS 21 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 1 regional dinner: Polish feast in Warsaw (RD), 9 dinners (D)

Austria

INCLUSIONS

SCANDINAVIA & RUSSIA PLUS

• An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Overnight cruise • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

22 DAYS - 8 COUNTRIES FROM US$3845 PP*/US$175 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$340. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS COPENHAGEN

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start Berlin/ Copenhagen. Meet your Contiki team in Berlin or Copenhagen. Hostel (D)

Day 12: Helsinki to St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg is next! Hotel (B,D)

Day 2: Copenhagen. Take in the sights, then explore your way! Hostel (B) See the Little Mermaid & Royal Palace M Carlsberg Brewery Tour

Days 13 - 14: St. Petersburg. Enjoy two full days to explore. Hotel (B,B) See the St. Peter & St. Paul Fortress, the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood Visit the Hermitage & Peterhof Palace Gardens M Russian Ballet recital Day 15: St. Petersburg to Novgorod. Guided tour of Novgorod’s old town & see the Millennium Bell. Hotel (B,D)

Day 3: Copenhagen to Oslo. Next up, Oslo. Hostel (B,D) Day 4: Oslo. Our city orientation will get you into this cool capital. Hostel (B) Day 5: Oslo to Voss. Take in the scenery through Hardangervidda en route to Voss. Hostel (B) Day 6: Voss to Geiranger Fjord. It’s all about the beauty of the fjords & glaciers today! Hostel (B,D) Day 7: Geiranger Fjord to Gjovik. Travel on the Geiranger Fjord, then see Lom before a bobsled ride! Hotel (B,D) Cruise along Geiranger Fjord M Bobsled ride on the Olympic track

Day 8: Gjovik to Stockholm. Head to Sweden past Lake Vanern. Hotel (B) Day 9: Stockholm. Uncover Stockholm with a tour of the Old Town & see the Royal Palace. Hotel (B,D) M Tour the Town Hall & Nobel Prize Banquet Room Day 10: Stockholm & sail to Helsinki. Relax or sightsee before we head to Helsinki. Overnight Baltic Cruise (B) Day 11: Helsinki. See Helsinki’s sights & enjoy time to explore. Hotel (B) See the Sibelius Monument & Senate Square Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’

• •

• •

Day 16: Novgorod to Moscow. Stop in Klin en route to Moscow. Hotel (B,D) See composer Tchaikovsky’s house Days 17 - 18: Moscow. See the Red Square, Kremlin & St. Basil’s Cathedral. Hotel (B,B) Guided tour of the Moscow Metro M Tour of the Statue Park Day 19: Moscow to Minsk. Start Minsk right with a guided tour on arrival. Hotel (B,L,D)

• •

Day 20: Minsk to Warsaw. Today we’ll head to Warsaw via Brest Fortress. Hotel (B) Day 21: Warsaw. Explore the old town & Chopin monument. Hotel (B,RD) Day 22: Depart Warsaw/ Berlin. The trip ends after breakfast in Warsaw, or catch a free transfer to Berlin. (B)

YOUR CHOICE Keep it flexible & choose where you want to start – either Berlin or Copenhagen. You can end your trip in either Warsaw or Berlin. Too easy.

Summer 2015 Code: CCSR Start Berlin or Cop’hagen

Finish Warsaw or Berlin

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560

3285 3285 3285 3285 3445 3445 3445 3445 3445 3365 3365

3845 3845 3845 3845 4005 4005 4005 4005 4005 3925 3925

2015 May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug

16 6 20 27 4 11 18 1 8 22 29

Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

6 27 11 18 25 1 8 22 29 12 19

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. Copy of passport required at the time of booking. Important Visa info: It is necessary to obtain a Russian Tourist Voucher & a Russian Visa for this trip. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. The fee for the Russian Visa will be an additional charge. You’ll need a Visa for Belarus – the fee for the Belarus Visa will be an additional charge. Trip starts 7:30am in Berlin or 6:00pm in Copenhagen & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw or 7:00pm in Berlin. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

• Cruise stunning Geiranger Fjord • A locally guided tour of historical St. Petersburg • Visit the Peterhof Gardens & fountains • Locally guided tour of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage • Locally guided tour of Novgorod • Discover Moscow & the Kremlin on our locally guided tour • Guided Metro tour in Moscow • See the birthplace of communist Russia on our locally guided tour of Minsk • Locally guided tour of the old Jewish Ghetto & the Medieval centre of Warsaw Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Bike ride in Oslo M Ice Bar, Stockholm M Guided tour of Peter & Paul Fortress M St Petersburg dinner M Guided tour of the Armoury Museum in the Kremlin See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ SCANDI-RUSSIA

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GERMANY*/DENMARK SWEDEN/NORWAY FINLAND+

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

*START IN BERLIN OPTION +END HELSINKI OPTION

12 DAYS - FROM US$2195 PP*/US$183 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$195. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

1 GEIRANGER Lom Lillehammer Sognefjord

1 GJOVIK

1 VOSS Hardangervidda region

GULF OF BOTHNIA

FINLAND

HELSINKI 1

OSLO 2

Lake Vanern

NORWAY

1 2 STOCKHOLM

Estonia

SWEDEN

Latvia DENMARK

BALTIC SEA

2 COPENHAGEN

Lithuania

1 World Heritage site visited 1

GEIRANGER FJORD

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Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city

Belarus

GERMANY

BERLIN

C

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SNAPSHOT

SCANDINAVIA

11 NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start Berlin/ Copenhagen. Meet your Contiki team in Berlin this morning or later this afternoon in Denmark’s harbourside capital, Copenhagen, to begin your Scandic adventure. Hostel (D) Day 2: Copenhagen. Take in the sights & the vibrant waterfront area of Nyhavn this morning before some free time to wander through this cosmopolitan hub or feel the vibes in Christiania – the city’s modern hippy community. Tonight you could head to the famous Tivoli amusement park for some rides. Hostel (B) See the Little Mermaid, the Resistance Museum & the Royal Palace M Tour the Carlsberg Brewery

Day 3: Copenhagen to Oslo. Today we’ll head to the Norwegian capital Oslo, where there’s free time to explore the city’s great shopping & harbour. Hostel (B,D) Day 4: Oslo. Walk along the boardwalk by the port to get a feel for the relaxed capital’s lifestyle. Hostel (B) Orientation tour of Oslo

Day 5: Oslo to Voss. See beautiful rugged landscapes as we journey through Hardangervidda en route to Voss. Hostel (B) Day 6: Voss to Geiranger Fjord. You’ll be blown away by the sheer beauty of the mountains, fjords & glaciers as we head to Geiranger & its famous fjord. Hostel (B,D) See the incredible Boyabreen glacier See Sognefjord, the longest & most spectacular fjord in Norway

• •

Day 7: Geiranger Fjord to Gjovik. Travel on the picturesque Geiranger Fjord, then it’s on to Lom to see the famous 12th Century wooden stave church before a thrill at the Olympic lakeside town of Lillehammer – there’s your chance for an adrenaline rush on the bobsled track! Next up: Gjovik. Hotel (B,D) Cruise along the stunning Geiranger Fjord See one of the few remaining original medieval stave churches in Norway

• •

• Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics

M Bobsled ride on the Olympic bobsled track

Day 8: Gjovik to Stockholm. Today we head into the home of the Nobel Prize, Ikea, stylish locals, SAAB & of course… ABBA. It’s all about Sweden! Hotel (B) Scenic drive through unspoilt forests & lakes, known for bears, moose & wolves

Day 9: Stockholm. After a city sightseeing tour the time is yours to hang out in this über-cool city. You could check out the Vasa warship, Skansen open-air museum or do some shopping in the city’s trendy stores. Hotel (B,D) Visit Gamla Stan (the Old Town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace M Guided tour of the Town Hall & Nobel Prize Banquet Room

Day 10: Stockholm & sail to Helsinki. Relax or take in some last minute sightseeing before we board our luxury boat for our overnight cruise to Helsinki. Overnight Baltic Cruise (B)

6 nights in quad-share hostels, 4 nights hotel upgrade, 1 night quad-share Baltic cruise (end Helsinki option)

Summer 2015 Code: CCSH Start Berlin or Cop’hagen

Finish Helsinki

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

1885 1885 1885 1885 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1935 1935

310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310

2195 2195 2195 2195 2289 2289 2289 2289 2289 2245 2245

2015 May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug

16 6 20 27 4 11 18 1 8 22 29

May Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

27 17 1 8 15 22 29 12 19 2 9

Summer 2015 Code: CCSS Start Berlin or Cop’hagen

Finish Stockholm

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

1389 1389 1389 1389 1455 1455 1455 1455 1455 1425 1425

270 270 270 270 270 270 270 270 270 270 270

1659 1659 1659 1659 1725 1725 1725 1725 1725 1695 1695

2015 May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug

Day 12: Depart Helsinki. Say your farewells & swap addresses as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many

Please note: Days 1 (starting Copenhagen) & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

SEE EVEN MORE

INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Overnight cruise (end Helsinki)

Day 11: Helsinki. This morning we head to the quirky Finnish capital, Helsinki! See the city sights before your chance to explore. There are loads of museums, monuments & cool shops in this vibrant coastal city. Hotel (B) See the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium & Senate Square Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’

• •

16

16 6 20 27 4 11 18 1 8 22 29

May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

24 14 28 5 12 19 26 9 16 30 6

• Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

free upgrades to twin-share.

Trip starts 7:30am in Berlin or 6:00pm in Copenhagen & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Stockholm or 8:00am in Helsinki. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

See more & extend your trip to Russia on our 22-day Scandinavia & Russia trip. See p.99

• Take in breathtaking views as you cruise the stunning Geiranger Fjord Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Bike ride in Oslo M Visit the Ice Bar in Stockholm See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE

YOUR CHOICE

Scandi fashion at the home of international favourite Acne in Stockholm. You’ll be hard pressed to leave without taking home something for yourself.

Keep it flexible & choose where you want to start – either Berlin or Copenhagen.

SCANDINAVIA END STOCKHOLM - 9 DAYS FROM US$1659* US$185 PER DAY SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$145. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

STUCK FOR TIME? End your trip in Stockholm & visit 4 countries in 9 days. Trip code: CCSS See price panel for departure dates & prices. Visit contiki.com/scandi-stockholm

us

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ SCANDI

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SWEDEN* FINLAND/RUSSIA BELARUS/POLAND/ GERMANY+

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

*START STOCKHOLM OPTION +END BERLIN OPTION

14 DAYS - FROM US$2485 PP*/US$178 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$229. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

FINLAND

HELSINKI 1

3 ST. PETERSBURG

1

Petrodvorets

1 STOCKHOLM

1 NOVGOROD

Estonia

SWEDEN

RUSSIA

Latvia BALTIC SEA

Klin

MOSCOW 3

Lithuania

BELARUS

GERMANY

4 World Heritage sites visited ST. PETERSBURG

1

POLAND

BERLIN

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city

1 MINSK Brest

2 WARSAW

Ukraine Czech Rep

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SNAPSHOT

RUSSIA PLUS

13 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 12 nights in hotels, 1 night quad-share Baltic cruise

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive Stockholm. Check-in to your hotel & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6:00pm, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner. Hotel (D) Day 2: Stockholm & sail to Helsinki. Relax or take in some last-minute sightseeing before we board our luxury boat for our overnight cruise to Helsinki. Overnight Baltic Cruise (B) M Guided tour of the Town Hall & Nobel Prize Banquet Room Day 3: Helsinki. This morning we head to the quirky Finnish capital, Helsinki! See the city sights before your chance to explore. There are loads of museums, monuments & cool shops in this vibrant coastal city. Hotel (B) See the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium & Senate Square Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’

• •

Day 4: Helsinki to St. Petersburg. Pass through Finland’s pine forests & wilderness, before crossing over the border into Russia & reaching the “Venice of the North” – St. Petersburg. Hotel (B,D) Days 5 - 6: St. Petersburg. Check out the city sights & go local with two full days to explore – you’ll discover the riches & palace-lined waterways of this impressive city. Maybe see the Russian Ballet, shop in local markets for Matryoshka dolls or tuck into the local specialties – beef stroganoff & vodka! Hotel (B)(B) See the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood Visit the Hermitage – one of the world’s largest art & culture museums Visit Peterhof Palace Gardens M Russian ballet recital

• • •

Day 7: St. Petersburg to Novgorod. Discover the picturesque ancient fort town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. Hotel (B,D) Locally guided tour of Novgorod’s old town & see the Millennium Bell

Day 8: Novgorod to Moscow. Stop into the township of Klin on the way to Russia’s spiritual,

20

political & economic hub, Moscow. Hotel (B,D)

the famous composer Tchaikovsky’s house • See in Klin

Summer 2015 Code: CCRS

Days 9 - 10: Moscow. Moscow is a richly layered city, with history & culture at every turn. Witness the mix of ‘New’ & ‘Old’ Russia – architecture, culture & people. Hotel (B)(B) Visit Red Square, the Kremlin & see Lenin’s Mausoleum & St. Basil’s Cathedral Locally guided coach sightseeing tour of the city M Visit the Kremlin Armoury M Tour of Statue Park

Start Stockholm

• •

Day 11: Moscow to Minsk. Pass by the site of Napoleon’s great defeat at Borodino & then leave Russia for Belarus. (B,L,D) Locally guided city tour of Minsk

Day 12: Minsk to Warsaw. Cross the border into Poland & arrive in Warsaw. Hotel (B) Visit Brest Fortress – one of the most important Soviet World War II monuments

May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

24 14 28 5 12 19 26 9 16 30 6

Day 13: Warsaw. Warsaw’s past is amazing. See parts of the city that were totally reconstructed after being ruined in the war, as well its colourful palaces, churches & mansions. Hotel (B,RD) Visit the old town, the monument to Chopin & hear tales of the Warsaw uprising

2015

Please note: Days 1 & 14 (ending Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

2195 2195 2195 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2245 2245 2245

6 27 11 18 25 1 8 22 29 12 19

290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290

2485 2485 2485 2589 2589 2589 2589 2589 2535 2535 2535

May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

26 16 30 7 14 21 28 11 18 1 8

Finish Warsaw or Berlin Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

1915 1915 1915 2005 2005 2005 2005 1959 1959 1959 1959

290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290

2205 2205 2205 2295 2295 2295 2295 2249 2249 2249 2249

6 27 11 18 25 1 8 22 29 12 19

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share.

Copy of passport required at the time of booking.

SEE EVEN MORE See more & extend your trip to Russia on our 22-day Scandinavia & Russia trip. See p.99.

Important Visa info: It is necessary to obtain a Russian Tourist Voucher & a Russian Visa for this trip. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. The fee for the Russian Visa will be an additional charge. You’ll need a Visa for Belarus – the fee for the Belarus Visa will be an additional charge. Trip starts 6:00pm in Stockholm or 2:00pm in Helsinki & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw or 7:00pm in Berlin. For more ways to save see p.9.

WARSAW

INCLUDED MEALS 13 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch, 1 regional dinner: Polish feast in Warsaw (RD), 5 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging

Summer 2015 Code: CCRH Start Stockholm

Day 14: Depart Warsaw/Berlin. The trip ends after breakfast in Warsaw, or catch a complimentary transfer to Berlin where your trip ends upon arrival. (B)

Trip US$ pp*

2015

Finish Warsaw or Berlin

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

• Overnight cruise (start Stockholm) • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • A locally guided tour of historical St. Petersburg • Locally guided tour of the Hermitage, former home of the Russian Tsars • Locally guided tour of Novgorod • Discover the rich history & culture of Moscow & the Kremlin on our locally guided tour • Guided Metro tour in Moscow • See the birthplace of communist Russia on our locally guided tour of Minsk • Locally guided tour of the old Jewish Ghetto & the Medieval centre of Warsaw Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

YOUR CHOICE Keep it flexible! You can end your trip in either Warsaw or Berlin.

RUSSIA PLUS

ME TIME OPTIONS M Neva river cruise in St. Petersburg M Guided tour of Peter & Paul Fortress M Russian dinner in Moscow See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

START HELSINKI - 12 DAYS FROM US$2205* US$184 PER DAY SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$200. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

STUCK FOR TIME? Start your trip in Helsinki & visit 5 countries in 12 days. Trip code: CCRH See price panel opposite for departure dates & prices. Visit contiki.com/russia-helsinki

LOCAL CULTURE 16 Tons is Moscow’s belle de jour. Attracting a mix of local & foreign bands, it’s packed with a cool local crowd & an atmosphere that rocks. VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ RUSSIA

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EASY PACE

EASYPACE OFFERS A MORE RELAXED WAY TO SEE EUROPE, FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO TAKE IT SLOW. INCLUDED • Minimum 2-night stays in each destination • Later starts most mornings & breakfast daily * • More local meals – most included dinners at local restaurants • Twin-share rooms, or: – a ‘room to myself’ option – triple-share options to stretch the budget even further • A Trip Manager & Driver team who will be your oracle on all things Europe, plus access to our network of Local Guides • More inclusions – from the must-see sights to the less obvious, but equally amazing stuff

• Get around on our modern air-conditioned coaches with powerpoints, on-board Wi-Fi, movies & a killer sound system • More ME Time – choose to explore on your own time, or get involved in our ME Time optionals • Less travelling time • Centrally located hotels for comfy overnights. See for yourself! Timotel, Porte de Clichy (Paris), Ibis Porte de Clichy (Paris), Ibis Hotel Centrum (Prague, Krakow & Warsaw), Far Out Village Resort & Spa Hotel (Ios), plus many more… * (excluding Greek Island Adventurer)

OUR TRIPS London & Paris .............................. w p.106

Best of Europe ......................................p.110

Eastern Road .........................................p.119

London & Paris + Rome........... w p.107

European Inspiration ............... w p.112

Vienna & Budapest.................... w p.120

London & Paris + Amsterdam w p.107

Amsterdam to Barcelona .............p.114

Berlin & Prague ............................. w p.121

London & Paris + Paris Extension ........................ w p.107

Best of Russia .......................................p.115

Berlin & Prague + Vienna ...... w p.122

Greek Island Hopping.....................p.116

Berlin to Budapest...................... w p.123

Italian Espresso ............................ w p.108

WAYS TO STAY

Contiki.com/easy-pace

Greek Island Adventurer...............p.118

HOTELS From US$139 per day

SPECIAL STOPOVERS PLUS GREEK GUESTHOUSES From US$163 per day

Watch it at Contiki.com/watch-easy-pace

w

Winter Departures

Stay connected with WiFi at most EasyPace overnights.

AMSTERDAM

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PARIS

NORTH SEA

ENGLAND

SNAPSHOT

2 AMSTERDAM

LONDON 3 Dover

Wales

NETHERLANDS

Calais BELGIUM

6

ENGLISH CHANNEL

EASY PACE

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

PARIS 3

LONDON & PARIS

8

SAVE

• Locally guided Jack the Ripper tour • Experience a famous West End musical in London • ‘Paris by Night’ tour & head to the top of the Eiffel Tower • Guided tour of King Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles • 300km/h high speed train trip (Amsterdam extension only) Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Funky street art tour of London See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-PARIS

106-107 London Paris + Modules.indd 2

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$165. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

4 World Heritage sites visited Places visited 1 Nightstops Optional end city

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive London. Check-in to your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6:00pm, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner, then delve into London’s dark past with our Jack the Ripper Tour. (D) Days 2 - 3: London. Get set for a couple of action packed days – see the city’s traditional icons, famous sights & historical landmarks on our London City tour. Then opt to take a tour of the coolest London street art hot spots, including some famous Banksy originals. At night you will see a West End musical. There’s free time to shop, explore vibrant neighbourhoods, or perhaps choose to catch a bird’s eye view of it all from the London Eye. (B)(B) Sightseeing tour of London See Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben & Buckingham Palace Experience a traditional English pub 1-day pass on the London Underground

SWITZ

ITALY

7 DAYS - 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1329 PP*/US$190 P/DAY*

6 continental breakfasts (B), 2 three-course dinners (D)

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

2

FRANCE

INCLUDED MEALS

• An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours in London & Paris • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

+

Versailles

6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

INCLUSIONS

Valley of the Somme

ROME 3

Summer 2015 Code: BBGE Day 4: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

• •

Days 5 - 6: Paris. Indulge in this sophisticated city for two whole days & find magic, romance & history in everything from the breezy boulevards & impressive monuments, to the great works of art & magic lights. Take a trip to the illustrious Palace of Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. (B)(B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & three-course dinner

• •

Day 7: Depart Paris. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to swap email addresses & say “au revoir” to your new friends. (B)

LONDON

Start London

Finish Paris

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

1529 1529 1565 1565 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1665

2015 Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

4 18 2 9 16 23 6 13 20 27 4

Start London

Finish Paris

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

1665 1665 1665 1665 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615

2015 10 24 8 15 22 29 12 19 26 3 10

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

11 18 25 8 15 22 5 12 19 26

17 24 31 14 21 28 11 18 25 2

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWGE Start London

Finish Paris

Total Cost US$ pp*

Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

1415 1415 1369 1369 1369 1435 1435

17 24 7 21 5 19 27

Finish Paris

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan 5

1435

Jan Jan Feb Mar

1435 1329 1329 1369

2015

2015 Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

Start London

23 30 13 27 11 25 2

Dec 30 2016 Jan Jan Feb Mar

9 23 20 19

15 29 26 25

* 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. BBGE - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$395. WWGE - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$349. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Paris. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p. 163. For details of winter trips between Oct 2014 -Mar 2015, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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SNAPSHOT

Summer 2015 Code: BBGP Start London

EASY PACE

Finish Paris

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015

LONDON & PARIS 9 DAYS - 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1599 PP*/US$178 P/DAY* SAVE

4 18 2 9 16 23 6 13 20 27 4

Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

+ PARIS EXTENSION

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$200. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

Start London

Finish Paris

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

2025 2025 2025 2025 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955

2015 Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

12 26 10 17 24 31 14 21 28 5 12

1859 1859 1919 1919 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 2025

11 18 25 8 15 22 5 12 19 26

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

19 26 2 16 23 30 13 20 27 4

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWGP ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Days 1 - 6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.106. Days 7 - 8: Paris. Check out this avant-garde city for a couple more days. Using your included Metro pass, shop in stylish boutiques for the hottest Parisian fashions, peruse world-renowned museums like the Louvre or the Pompidou Centre & savour delicious gourmet food. Or day trip to a nearby attraction like Disneyland Paris,

Start London

the Champagne region, or the Monet gardens in Giverny. (B)(B) 2-day pass on the Paris Metro

Day 9: Depart Paris. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “au revoir” to your new friends. (B) Please note: The Paris extension section of this trip is unescorted.

Finish Paris

Total Cost US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan Jan

1685 1685 1645 1645 1645 1725 1725 1725

Finish Paris

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan Jan Feb Mar

1725 1599 1599 1645

8

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

10

INCLUDED MEALS 8 continental breakfasts (B), 2 three-course dinners (D)

2016

2015 Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec

Start London

PARIS EXTENSION

17 24 7 21 5 19 27 30

25 1 15 29 13 27 4 7

Jan Jan Feb Mar

9 23 20 19

17 31 28 27

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BBGP - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$479. WWGP - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$465.

AMSTERDAM EXTENSION

Summer 2015 Code: BBGA EASY PACE

Start London

+ AMSTERDAM EXTENSION 9 DAYS - 4 COUNTRIES FROM US$2035 PP*/US$227 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$220. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

AMSTERDAM

Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

4 18 2 9 16 23 6 13 20 27 4

Start London

Finish Ams’dam

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015 Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

12 26 10 17 24 31 14 21 28 5 12

2035 2035 2085 2085 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2215

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

11 18 25 8 15 22 5 12 19 26

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

19 26 2 16 23 30 13 20 27 4

2215 2215 2215 2215 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139

Start London

Days 1 - 6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.106.

to Amsterdam hotel • Transfer • 2-day public transport pass

Days 7 - 8: Paris to Amsterdam. Hop on the high-speed train & head to the Netherlands free-wheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. Check out the museums, cool cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Grab a bike & hit the streets to explore like the locals. (B)(B) Transfer to station & train to Amsterdam

Day 9: Depart Amsterdam. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Finish Ams’dam

Total Cost US$ pp*

Please note: You’ll travel independently by train & will be met by a Contiki Representative in Amsterdam & transferred to your hotel. Your stay in Amsterdam is unescorted.

17 24 7 21 5 19 27

Finish Ams’dam

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015

2015 Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

Start London

Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

25 1 15 29 13 27 4

1919 1919 1875 1875 1875 1965 1965

Dec 30

Jan 7

1965

2016 Jan 9 Jan 23 Feb 20 Mar 19

Jan Jan Feb Mar

1965 1819 1819 1875

17 31 28 27

8

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation Train journey & transfer to hotel

10

INCLUDED MEALS

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWGA

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015

LONDON & PARIS SAVE

Finish Ams’dam

8 continental breakfasts (B), 2 three-course dinners (D) VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-AMSTERDAM

BBGA - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$525. WWGA - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$485.

ROME EXTENSION

Summer 2015 Code: BBGR Start London

EASY PACE

LONDON & PARIS + ROME EXTENSION 10 DAYS - 3 COUNTRIES FROM US$1939 PP*/US$194 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$180. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

ROME

2015 Apr 4 Apr 18 May 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 Jun 6 Jun 13 Jun 20 Jun 27 Jul 4

Finish Rome

Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

13 27 11 18 25 1 15 22 29 6 13

Total Cost US$ pp*

2085 2085 2139 2139 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2269

Start London

Finish Rome

2015 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22 Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

Total Cost US$ pp*

20 27 3 17 24 31 14 21 28 5

2269 2269 2269 2269 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195

Days 1 - 6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.106. Day 7: Paris to Rome. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Rome. Check-in to the hotel, then head out & explore. (B) Transfer to airport & flight to Rome Transfer to Rome hotel 3-day pass on the Rome Metro Days 8 - 9: Rome. Use your Metro pass to get out & see

• • •

the ancient sights of the “Eternal City”, from the Vatican to the Colosseum. Hit the shops for some sophisticated Italian fashion & gorge on delicious gelato. (B)(B) Day 10: Depart Rome. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to swap email addresses & say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: You’ll travel independently by plane & will be met by a Contiki Representative in Rome & transferred to your hotel. Your stay in Rome is unescorted.

Start London

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015 Oct 17 Oct 24 Nov 7 Nov 21 Dec 5 Dec 19 Dec 27

Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

2045 2045 1995 1995 1995 2095 2095

26 2 16 30 14 28 5

Start London

2015 Dec 30 2016 Jan 9 Jan 23 Feb 20 Mar 19

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan 8

2095

Jan Feb Feb Mar

2095 1939 1939 1995

18 1 29 28

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 9 nights twin-share hotel accommodation Flight to Rome & transfer to hotel

11

INCLUDED MEALS

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWGR ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

9

9 continental breakfasts (B), 2 three-course dinners (D) VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-ROME

prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling * All solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no

extra charge. BBGR - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$539

WWGR - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$515.

4 World Heritage sites visited

Trips start 6:00pm & end approx. 8:00am.

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EASY PACE

8 DAYS - FROM US$1269 PP*/US$159 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$150. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

Verona

Barberino (Designer outlet mall)

France

Pisa Chianti Region San Gimignano

6 World Heritage sites visited 1

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VENICE 2

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city Optional start/end city

3 FLORENCE Apennine Mountains

ITALY

2 ROME

Vatican City

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SNAPSHOT

ITALIAN ESPRESSO

7 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

10

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive Rome. Check-in to your hotel & this afternoon meet your Trip Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers. Then it’s time to hit the streets for some sightseeing of Italy’s ancient capital city. (RD) See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

Day 2: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Colosseum. (B) M Guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum Day 3: Rome to Florence. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B,RD) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City

Day 4: Florence. Uncover the amazing masterpieces of Michelangelo’s home, Florence. Shop along the Ponte Vecchio or wrap your lips around some fine Tuscan cuisine before hitting up the Florentine nightlife. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration M Delicious Tuscan feast with Chianti wine

• •

Day 5: Florence. Enjoy a day trip out to the hills of the rustic Chianti region for wine tasting & a stop in Medieval San Gimignano – the quintessential Tuscan town. (B) Day 6: Florence to Venice. Pick up some designer threads at bargain prices this morning – there’s your chance to shop ‘til you drop at a designer outlet mall in Barberino. Later, profess your love in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona before arriving in fairytale Venice. (B,RD) Day 7: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways, grand squares, art-filled palazzos, boutiques, bars & markets. See the art of Venetian glass blowing, then an optional gondola ride is a must while you’re here! (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride

• •

Day 8: Depart Venice/Rome. The trip ends after breakfast in Venice & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. Or if you prefer, catch a free transfer back to Rome where your trip ends upon arrival. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 (ending in Venice) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

INCLUDED MEALS

Summer 2015 Code: BBHI Start Rome

Finish Venice or Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

1419 1419 1455 1495 1495 1495 1495 1495 1495 1495 1529

11 25 9 23 25 30 13 20 27 29 4

Finish Venice or Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

1529 1529 1529 1529 1495 1495 1495 1495 1495 1495

2015

2015 Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

Start Rome

18 2 16 30 1 6 20 27 4 6 11

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

11 18 1 8 15 29 5 12 19 26

18 25 8 15 22 5 12 19 26 3

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWHI Start Rome

Finish Venice or Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

1339 1315 1315 1315 1375 1375

2015 Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

24 7 21 12 20 27

7 continental breakfasts (B), 3 regional dinners: pizza making experience & local trattoria dining (RD)

Start Rome

Finish Venice or Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan Jan Mar Mar

1375 1375 1269 1315

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

2016 31 14 28 19 27 3

Jan Jan Mar Mar

2 16 5 19

9 23 12 26

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share). BBHI - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$439. WWHI - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$415. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Venice or approx 6:00pm in Rome. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163. For details of winter trips between Oct 2014 - Mar 2015, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Guided tour of a Tuscan winery with Chianti & antipasto • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice • Experience local Venetian artisans at work Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Roman dinner in Rome M Nightclub entry & drink in Florence M Venetian dinner with regional wines See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Try I Due Fratellini. This hole in the wall (literally) offers Florence’s best lunch on the go & some local Italians you’ll love. Think sandwiches for 2-3 euros & glasses of wine on wooden racks. Bellisimo.

MIX & MATCH See more & save more! Use low cost airlines to fly to Greece. This trip will Mix & Match with Greek Island Hopping p.116-117 trip, or Spotlight on Greece p.96. Or head to Berlin & connect with the Eastern Road trip p.119. You’ll save US$50 with our Multi-trip discount. See p.9

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FRANCE/BELGIUM* NETHERLANDS/GERMANY CZECH REPUBLIC ITALY/VATICAN CITY

EASY PACE

*IN TRANSIT

13 DAYS - FROM US$2965 PP*/US$229 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$275. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

Edam

NETHERLANDS

BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

2

Ruhr Valley

Poland

Dresden

BELGIUM GERMANY

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

3 PARIS Austria FRANCE

Switzerland Slovenia

ITALY

7 World Heritage sites visited BERLIN

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1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

ADRIATIC SEA

3 ROME Vatican City

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BEST OF EUROPE ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive Paris. Check-in to your hotel & explore the stylish, cosmopolitan city of Paris for the afternoon. Later meet up with your Contiki team & fellow travellers for dinner & evening sightseeing. (D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Days 2 - 3: Paris. Indulge in this sophisticated city for a couple of days & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the illustrious Palace of Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. (B,B) See Palace of Versailles (entrance not included) Visit a French perfumery

• •

Day 4: Paris to Amsterdam. Zip along in a high speed train headed for the Netherlands’ freewheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. (B,D) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night

Day 5: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, worldfamous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Bicycle tour of the Dutch countryside Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Evening canal boat cruise

• •

Day 6: Amsterdam to Berlin. Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building

Day 7: Berlin. Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) See the site of Checkpoint Charlie Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall M Locally guided historical walking tour

• •

Day 8: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south

to Prague, an ever- modernizing hub of Eastern European revival. (B,D) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

• • •

Day 9: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) M Scenic river cruise with buffet meal Day 10: Prague to Rome. Catch a short flight to Rome this morning & by the afternoon you’ll be walking in history’s footsteps around this amazing city. (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

• •

Days 11 - 12: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B)(B,D) M Italian cooking class & dinner Day 13: Depart Rome. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

SNAPSHOT

12 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Summer 2015 Code: BBTC Start Paris

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

18 1 15 29 6

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

3065 3065 3065 2965 2965

2015

2015 May Jun Jun Jun Jul

Start Paris

May Jun Jun Jul Jul

30 13 27 11 18

2965 2965 2965 2965 3065

Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep

13 27 10 31 14

25 8 22 12 26

18 INCLUDED MEALS 12 continental breakfasts (B), 6 three-course dinners (D)

Summer 2015 Code: BBTAM Start Finish Ams’dam Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

21 4 18 2 9

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015

2015 May Jun Jun Jul Jul

Start Finish Ams’dam Rome

May Jun Jun Jul Jul

30 13 27 11 18

2265 2265 2265 2345 2345

Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep

16 30 13 3 17

Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

25 8 22 12 26

2345 2345 2265 2265 2265

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share).

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

BBTC - Single room supplement of US$879. Trip starts 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. BBTAM - Single room supplement of US$675. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

MIX & MATCH Keen to see more, & save more? This trip will Mix & Match with Simply Italy p.86-87 & the Italian Espresso p.108-109. You’ll save US$50 with our Multi-trip discount. See p.9.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • 300km/h trip on a high speed train (start Paris option) • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike • Bike ride through Prague with our local expert • Special access Rome sightseeing tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Parisian cabaret show M Guided Vatican tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Italy is a haven for shopaholics, so get a true fix at Via Cola di Rienzo in the Pratti district of Rome. With mainstream stores & boutiques it’s ideal for all tastes & budgets.

BEST OF EUROPE START AMSTERDAM - 10 DAYS FROM US$2265* US$227 PER DAY SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$200. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

STUCK FOR TIME? Start your trip in Amsterdam & visit 5 countries in 10 days. Trip code: BBTAM See price panel opposite for departure dates & prices. Visit contiki.com/best-europe-ams

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BELGIUM*/NETHERLANDS GERMANY/CZECH REPUBLIC AUSTRIA/ITALY/VATICAN CITY SWITZERLAND/FRANCE

EASY PACE

*IN TRANSIT

19 DAYS - FROM US$2795 PP*/US$148 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$365. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

NORTH SEA

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS Edam

Wales

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Poland

Ruhr Valley

London

Dover Calais

Dresden

BELGIUM GERMANY

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme Dachau

PARIS 2

Slovakia

MUNICH 2

Burgundy Region

AUSTRIA Tyrol

SWITZ

Hungary

2 LUCERNE FRANCE

Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

Slovenia Lake Como

10 World Heritage sites visited

Pisa

2 VENICE 2 FLORENCE

Chianti Region

1

ROME

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

R Croatia

Bosnia-Herzegovina

ITALY

Serbia ADRIATIC SEA

Spain

Montenegro

MEDITERRANEAN SEA Vatican City

2 ROME

Macedonia Albania

Greece

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SNAPSHOT

EUROPEAN INSPIRATION

18 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 18 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

27

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the English Channel & head to the vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

Day 9: Munich to Venice. Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to fairytale Venice. (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles M Whitewater rafting (summer departures only)

Day 2: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Evening boat cruise along the canals

• • •

• •

Day 3: Amsterdam to Berlin. Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building

Day 4: Berlin. Savour the mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided historical walking tour

Day 5: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever modernizing hub of Eastern European revival. (B,D) Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall Visit the city destroyed in World War II & known as the ‘Florence of the North’ See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden

• • •

Day 6: Prague. Snake through this Medieval city’s maze of cobblestone streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

• •

R

Day 7: Prague to Munich. Stop at the sobering Dachau Memorial before reaching lively Munich, home to Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Visit a traditional beer hall

• •

a

Day 8: Munich. Don some lederhosen & have some fun in this cultural haven with its staggering array of museums, epic shopping & lively beer gardens. (B,D) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

INCLUDED MEALS

Summer 2015 Code: BBAP

Start Finish London or Paris or Ams’dam London

Day 10: Venice. Meander through the floating city’s alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

2015

Day 11: Venice to Rome. Say farewell to the canals & gondolas of Venice, before reaching the jaw dropping sights of ancient Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 12: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’ & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to tour the Vatican museums, including the Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Day 13: Rome to Florence. Stop in the Tuscan hills & go local with a cheese & Chianti wine tasting experience. Next up, the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. (B,D) Day 14: Florence. A Local Guide shows you striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Tuscan hills feast

Apr Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

5 19 3 10 17 24 31 7 14 16 21 23 28 30 5

Total Cost US$ pp*

18 continental breakfasts (B), 9 three-course dinners (D)

Start Finish London or Paris or Ams’dam London

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015 Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

23 7 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 4 9 11 16 18 23

3339 3339 3425 3425 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3655

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7 12 14 26 2 9 23 30 13 15 20 22 27 4

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Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct

25 30 1 13 20 27 10 17 1 3 8 10 15 22

3655 3655 3655 3655 3655 3655 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515

Start Finish London or Paris or Ams’dam London

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015 Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

19 26 2 16 23 30 7 12 14 19 21 24 28 30

Start Finish London or Paris or Ams’dam London

Total Cost US$ pp*

2016 Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan

6 13 20 4 11 18 25 30 1 6 8 11 15 17

2925 2925 2885 2885 2885 2885 2885 2885 2885 2965 2965 2965 2965 2965

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

2 4 6 11 18 8 29 7 14 21

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr Apr

20 22 24 29 5 26 18 25 1 8

2965 2965 2965 2965 2965 2795 2795 2795 2855 2855

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share). BBAP - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$865

WWAP - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$735. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

• •

Day 16: Lucerne. Enjoy the alpine beauty of this lakeside town as you wander through the cobblestone streets. (B) Day 17: Lucerne to Paris. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWAP

Day 15: Florence to Lucerne. Stop & check out Pisa’s architectural wonder then catch a glimpse of Lake Como before arriving in Lucerne, nestled in the Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See Lucerne’s wooden Chapel Bridge

INCLUSIONS

For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163. For details of winter trips between Oct 2014 - Mar 2015, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Wine tasting in Tuscany • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Guided walking tour in Venice M Mt Pilatus experience M Prague river cruise with buffet meal See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Love fashion but can’t get a ticket for Paris Fashion week? Book your seat at the Galeries Lafayette department store for their free runway shows every Friday, showing the latest fashion collections.

Day 18: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & dinner

Day 19: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

BELGIUM

SNAPSHOT

Germany Champagne Region

2 PARIS

10

Burgundy Region

SWITZ

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

3 World Heritage sites visited

10 continental breakfasts (B), 5 three-course dinners (D)

1

INCLUSIONS

Places visited Nightstops

LOCAL CULTURE For the perfect place for inner city tanning, head to the roof of the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam – turning into a sundeck in the summer this place is hot VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ AMSTERDAM-BARCELONA

2

Monaco

ADRIATIC SEA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2 BARCELONA

AMSTERDAM TO BARCELONA

• An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

M Cable car ride up Mt. Pilatus (weather dependent) M Traditional Swiss lunch & show in Lucerne See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

FRENCH RIVIERA

SPAIN

EASY PACE

ME TIME OPTIONS

Croatia

ITALY

INCLUDED MEALS

• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Guided tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter • Locally guided bike tour past windmills, canals & dijks through cheese-making Edam • Italian fashion experience Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

Slovenia Serravalle (Designer outlet mall)

15

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

Austria

LUCERNE 2

11 DAYS - 7 COUNTRIES - FROM US$2245 PP*/US$205 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$240. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam. Check-in to your hotel & explore this free-wheeling, vibrant city. Later, meet up with your Contiki team. (D) Day 2: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, worldfamous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés, great shopping & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night M Evening boat cruise along the canals

• •

Day 3: Amsterdam to Paris. Journey through Belgium, past Waterloo & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 4: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 5: Paris to Lucerne. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the breathtaking Swiss Alps (B,D) Day 6: Lucerne. Wake up in lakeside Lucerne. You could head to the Alps for panoramic views, hit the shops for watches, chocolate & Swiss Army knives, or sit caféside & relax overlooking the lake & famous Chapel Bridge. (B) See the wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument M Private cruise on stunning Lake Lucerne

• •

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Summer 2015 Code: BBAB Day 7: Lucerne to French Riviera. En route to Italy feed your shopping urges today – pick up famous fashion labels at bargain prices at a designer outlet mall stop before reaching the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery

Day 8: French Riviera. Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino M Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco

• •

Day 9: French Riviera to Barcelona. Travel through France’s rustic Provence region, over the Pyrénées Mountains to Mediterranean Barcelona. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Day 10: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing trip. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun everywhere from Gaudí’s amazing architecture to the buzz of La Rambla. Tonight, feel the passion at an unforgettable optional flamenco show! (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex M Flamenco dance show

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total Ams’dam Barcelona Cost Ams’dam Barcelona Cost US$ pp* US$ pp* 2015

2015 May May Jun Jun Jun Jul

8 22 5 19 26 3

May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

18 1 15 29 6 13

2245 2315 2315 2315 2315 2415

Jul Jul Jul Aug Sep

10 17 31 21 4

Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep

20 27 10 31 14

2415 2415 2415 2315 2315

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share).

Single room supplement of US$685 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 8:00am in Barcelona. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

Day 11: Depart Barcelona. Swap emails addressess & say farewell to your newfound friends as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

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BALTIC SEA Petrodvorets

3 ST. PETERSBURG 1 NOVGOROD

3 World Heritage sites visited 1

RUSSIA

Places visited Nightstops

Klin

3 MOSCOW MOSCOW

SNAPSHOT

7

EASY PACE

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

BEST OF RUSSIA

7 nights quad or twin-share hotel accommodation

10

8 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$1505 PP*/US$189 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$139. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D)

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start St. Petersburg. Hello Russia! Known as the “Venice of the North”, St. Petersburg’s canals & opulent buildings will impress. Over eight days you’ll dive head first into this country packed with culture, history & sights. Today meet your fellow travellers & Trip Manager & maybe head out into the action. Hotel (D) Days 2 - 3: St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg will astound & amaze everywhere you look & there’s so much to see. With two full days to explore get right into it – you’ll discover the riches & palace-lined waterways of this impressive city. Maybe see the Russian Ballet, shop in local markets for Matryoshka dolls or tuck into the local specialities – beef stroganoff & vodka! Hotel (B)(B) Locally guided tour of historical St. Petersburg Locally guided tour of the Hermitage, former home of the Russian Tsars & one of the world’s largest art & culture museums Visit Peterhof Palace Gardens See the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood M Russian ballet recital

• • • •

Day 4: St. Petersburg to Novgorod. Discover the picturesque ancient fort town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. Hotel (B,D) Locally guided tour of Novgorod’s old town & see the Millennium Bell Day 5: Novgorod to Moscow. Stop into the township of Klin on the way to Russia’s economic powerhouse & cultural core. As the country’s historical heart, this massive metropolis mixes up extravagance from the time of Tsars & relics from the Cold War with a new, progressive Russia. Moscow is a popular destination for travellers, its rich historical past makes a haven for explorers. Hotel (B,D) See the famous composer Tchaikovsky’s house in Klin

Summer 2015 Code: CCRP Days 6 - 7: Moscow. Moscow is a richly layered city, with history & culture at every turn. Witness the mix of ‘New’ & ‘Old’ Russia – architecture, culture & people. Hotel (B)(B) Visit Red Square, the Kremlin & see Lenin’s Mausoleum & St. Basil’s Cathedral Locally guided coach sightseeing tour of the city M Tour of the Statue Park Day 8: End Moscow. The trip ends after breakfast in Moscow. (B)

• •

Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Start Finish St. Petersburg Moscow

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

1335 1335 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1365 1365 1365 1365

170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170

1505 1505 1569 1569 1569 1569 1569 1535 1535 1535 1535

2015 May Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

27 17 1 8 15 22 29 12 19 2 9

Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

3 24 8 15 22 29 5 19 26 9 16

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many ST. PETERSBURG

free upgrades to twin-share.

No sleeping bag or towel is required as linen is provided. Copy of passport required at the time of booking. Important Visa info: It is necessary to obtain a Russian Tourist Voucher & a Russian visa for this trip. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. The fee for the Russian visa will be an additional charge. Airport transfers in St. Petersburg & Moscow are not included but can be arranged at an extra charge. Please contact Contiki or your travel agent for details on how to book these. Trip starts 6:00pm in St. Petersburg & ends approx. 8:00am in Moscow. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Locally guided tour of St. Petersburg & the Hermitage • Locally guided tour of Novgorod • Moscow Metro tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Neva river cruise in St. Petersburg M Guided tour of Peter & Paul Fortress M Russian dinner in Moscow See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BEST-RUSSIA

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MYKONOS SANTORINI/IOS

EASY PACE

13 DAYS - FROM US$2165 PP*/US$167 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$250. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

Macedonia

Albania

CORINTH CANAL

Piraeus GREECE

AEGEAN SEA

3 ATHENS

MYKONOS 3 IOS 3

IONIAN SEA

SANTORINI 3 1 World Heritage site visited 1

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Places visited Nightstops

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SNAPSHOT

GREEK ISLAND HOPPING

12 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

16

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive Athens. Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at mythological Athens. Later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers before starting the trip right – indulging in a delicious local Greek dinner. (RD) Day 2: Athens. Feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. Twist & turn through the Plaka’s maze of narrow streets & find ancient sites, cafés & shops full of history & character. Why not take a guided tour of the famous Acropolis? (B) Visit the famous Plaka area M Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka area

Day 3: Athens to Mykonos. Hop aboard a ferry in the morning & journey to the popular Aegean paradise of Mykonos for some sun & good times on this party island. Located on one of the island’s best beaches, it’s all about sun & fun. Later, get a taste of some Greek specialities at dinner. Hotel (B,D) Days 4 - 5: Mykonos. There’s two free days to kick back on island time, Mykonos style – it’s famous for its warm water, clear seas, golden beaches & young party culture. Go shopping, maybe hire a car to explore more of the island or take it up a level & head to stunning Paradise Beach for some water sports & a taste of the area’s buzzing nightlife! Hotel (B)(B) Visit Mykonos Town

Day 6: Mykonos to Santorini. Enjoy the breathtaking views as we ferry into the caldera of the quintessential Greek island, Santorini. Soak it all in, from its famous blue & white buildings to its spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking scenery. (B,RD)

Days 7 - 8: Santorini. With two days here, indulge in amazing views, scenery & blackstone beaches, & get into the activities on offer. Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or take a cable car up to the cliff-top town of Fira. From here, catch unbeatable panoramic views of the island’s submerged volcano & sip on delicious cocktails as the sun goes down. There’s also a chance for a boat ride out to the active volcanic island, if you’re feeling like something different. (B)(B) Visit the main town of Fira M Visit Oia at sunset

Day 9: Santorini to Ios. Cruise to another Greek gem, the beautiful island of Ios. (B,D) Days 10 - 11: Ios. Take a couple of days to relax & enjoy the sun, meet some locals & chill out poolside or on soft, sandy beaches. While you’re here don’t miss out on a taste of the nightlife in this ultimate party island. (B)(B) Visit Ios Town M Island cruise

Day 12: Ios to Athens. Set sail back to mainland Greece & the mythological city of Athens. Chill with your buddies on your last full day. (B)

INCLUDED MEALS

Summer 2015 Code: BBGI Start Athens

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

May May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

2165 2165 2165 2165 2165 2165 2279 2279 2279 2279 2279 2279 2279 2279 2279 2355 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2525 2525 2525 2525

30 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 2 5 8 11 14 17 20 23 26 29 2 5 8 11

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2279 2279 2279 2279 2279 2279 2279 2279

2015

2015 Apr May May May May May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

Start Athens

12 continental breakfasts (B), 2 regional dinners: Greek feast in one of our favourite tavernas (RD), 2 three-course dinners (D)

12 15 18 21 24 27 30 2 5 8 11 14 17 20 23 26 29 2 5 8 11 14 17 20 23

Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

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

26 29 1 4 7 10 13 16 19 22 25 28 31 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 3 6

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share).

Single room supplement of US$1019 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager • Ferry crossings & coach transfers • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Guided tour of the Acropolis M Boat trip to the volcano’s core on Santorini See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 8:00am in Athens. Note: for operational reasons, this trip may run in reverse

Day 13: Depart Athens. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

For more ways to save see p.9.

Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

For travel insurance see p.163.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161.

LOCAL CULTURE Paradise Club is Mykonos’ go-to spot. DJs, dancing, bikinis... look no further than this beachside hangout for an epic day/night out.

SANTORINI

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ISLAND-HOPPING

MIX & MATCH See more & save more! Ciao Bella! Use low cost airlines to fly to Rome - this trip will Mix & Match with our Simply Italy trip p.86-87. You’ll save up to US$50 with our Multi-trip discount. See p.9.

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EASY PACE

SANTORINI

SNAPSHOT

GREEK ISLAND ADVENTURER

8 NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS

athens 2

9 DAYS - 3 ISLANDS FROM US$1465 PP*/US$163 P/DAY*

6 nights in quad-share guesthouses, 2 nights hotel upgrade

SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$160. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

INCLUDED MEAL 1 continental breakfast

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager • Ferry crossings & coach transfers • Guesthouse & hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Explore Paros, Ios & Santorini in depth Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Boat trip to volcano & hot springs in Santorini See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ GREEK-ADVENTURER

Nightstops

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Athens. Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon delving into the city’s historical past. This evening meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. Why not get together for a tasty & authentic Greek meal tonight? Hotel Day 2: Athens to Paros. Hop on board a ferry in the morning & head to the ultra chilled island of Paros, with its traditional Greek vibes, cool beaches & cute fishing villages. Hit the beach, shop or wander around Parikia & the old Venetian fortress. Later, hit up Parikia by night! Guesthouse (B) M Perfect Paros platter Day 3: Paros. Spend the day relaxing on island time. There’s the option of a Caique cruise of the nearby islands & beaches for a spot of swimming. You could also go exploring on Antiparos island or simply chill on one of Paros’ three main beaches. Tonight, head to Naoussa village for a look at this cute seaside spot. Guesthouse Visit Naoussa M Sailing Paros

Day 4: Paros to Ios. Today we will cruise to another Greek gem, the beautiful island of Ios. Guesthouse

2 paros 2 Ios santorini 2

1 World Heritage site visited 1

1

AEGEAN SEA

GREECE

Summer 2015 Code: CCGD Day 7: Santorini. There’s your chance to visit the famous black sand beach, Perissa for some swimming in this picture perfect spot. Or chill your way, maybe ride a donkey or take a cable car up to the cliff-top town of Fira & see the island’s submerged volcano. Guesthouse Santorini island tour M Visit Oia at sunset

Day 8: Santorini to Athens. Spend the day soaking up the Santorini sun or strolling through the cobbledstone streets of the town. In the afternoon you will set sail back to mainland Greece; arriving into the mythological city of Athens late into the evening. Hotel Day 9: End Athens. The trip ends after check out & it’s time to swap Facebook & email addresses & say farewell to your new travel buddies.

Start Athens

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

1465 1465 1465 1565 1565 1565 1565 1565 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635

23 30 6 15 20 22 27 29 4 6 11 13 18

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1525 1525 1525 1525 1505 1505 1505

2015

2015 May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

Start Athens

31 7 14 23 28 30 5 7 12 14 19 21 26

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

20 25 27 1 8 10 15 22 24 29 7 12 19

28 2 4 9 16 18 23 30 1 6 15 20 27

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 8:00am in Athens. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

Day 5: Ios. Spend your day relaxing & enjoy the sun, meet some locals & chill out poolside or on the soft, sandy beaches. While you’re here don’t miss out on a taste of the nightlife in this ultimate party island. Guesthouse Visit Ios Town M Sailing spectactular Ios

Day 6: Ios to Santorini. Sail to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini, world-famous for simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. Tonight you can opt in to visit Oia and its famous sunset. Guesthouse Afternoon trip to Fira

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WARSAW 2

BERLIN 2 POLAND GERMANY Czestochowa

Dresden

Auschwitz

2 KRAKOW

2 PRAGUE

Kutna Hora

CZECH REP

SNAPSHOT

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA 2

Banska Bystrica

Bratislava

AUSTRIA

2 BUDAPEST

12

HUNGARY Italy

1

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Slovenia

6 World Heritage sites visited

Croatia

12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

16 INCLUDED MEALS 12 continental breakfasts (B), 4 regional dinners: a traditional German dinner in West Berlin, dine at our favourite taverna in Prague, a delicious local meal Krakow & a Polish feast in Warsaw (RD)

EASY PACE

EASTERN ROAD

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

13 DAYS - 6 COUNTRIES - FROM US$2079 PP*/US$160 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$220. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive Berlin. Check-in to your hotel & then the afternoon is yours to explore. Later, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner. (RD) Day 2: Berlin. Savour the historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments In this ever-changing city. (B) See the Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate & the historic Reichstag building See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided historical walking tour

• •

Day 3: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst in Dresden on your way south to Prague. (B,RD) Take in commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence & Frauenkirchein Dresden See Hradčany Castle, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

• • • •

Day 4: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture & bargain-priced beer. (B) M Nuclear bunker tour Day 5: Prague to Vienna. Head south to Austria’s capital, Vienna, home to Mozart’s music & strudel! (B) See the Habsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road in Vienna Day 6: Vienna. Today, explore the Tiergarten Schönbrunn (Zoo), the Belvedere Palace or one of the fantastic art galleries. If relaxing is more your vibe, then this beautiful city is perfect for a stroll. (B) M Classical music concert & dinner

• •

Summer 2015 Code: BBRH Day 7: Vienna to Budapest. Cross into Hungary & enjoy the café scene of the “Paris of the East.” (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion M Evening river cruise & dinner

Day 8: Budapest. Discover this fascinating city split by the river Danube into hilltop Buda & the bustling Pest (B) Day 9: Budapest to Krakow. Go through Slovakia & stop for lunch in picturesque Banská Bystrica before arriving in Krakow. (B,RD) Visit the town square & see the black obelisk in Banská Bystrica

Day 10: Krakow. Wander through the lively market & cafés of this city’s Medieval old town. (B) Guided sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill M Guided tour of the salt mines

Day 11: Krakow to Warsaw. Take a sobering guided tour of Auschwitz & view the famous “Black Madonna” in Częstochowa en route to Warsaw. (B) Entrance & guided tour of Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps See the monastery at Jasna Góra

• •

Day 12: Warsaw. Immerse yourself in the impressive cultural scene & thriving nightlife of Poland’s revitalised capital. (B,RD) Guided sightseeing of the Old Town, the Royal Palace, Lazienki Park & the Warsaw Ghetto

Start Berlin

Finish Warsaw or Berlin

Total Cost US$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

2079 2079 2139 2139 2139 2139 2215

26 10 24 7 21 28 12

Finish Warsaw or Berlin

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

2215 2215 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139

2015

2015 Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jul

Start Berlin

8 22 5 19 3 10 24

Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

19 2 16 23 6 13 20

31 14 28 4 18 25 2

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

Single room supplement of US$529 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw or approx 7:00pm in Berlin. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

YOUR CHOICE End this trip in either Warsaw, or Berlin. It’s your choice!

Day 13: Depart Warsaw/Berlin. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. Or catch a free transfer back to Berlin where your trip ends upon arrival. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 (ending in Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

GETTING THERE Getting to & from the start & end destinations is easy. There are international flights that fly directly to these destinations, or budget airlines to & from London. Visit skyscanner.net for the best deals & options.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Bike ride of Bohemian Prague with our local expert • A moving experience – locally guided tours of Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps • Locally guided tour of the old Jewish Ghetto & the Medieval centre of Warsaw Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Eye Spy Berlin tour M Traditional Czech dinner & entertainment M Schnaps Museum visit & tasting M Budapest Parliament tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Head for a cocktail at Hotel U Prince in Prague. With 360º views over the “City of a Thousand Spires”, it’s the perfect place to spend an evening. VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EASTERN-ROAD

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erla

BUDAPEST nce

SNAPSHOT

4

EASY PACE

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

6

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Driving tour of the elegant Ringstrasse Vienna • Visit Budapest Fisherman’s Bastion for amazing views of the Danube & the city Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Visit the Old Vienna Schnaps Museum See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ VIENNA-BUDAPEST

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Day 3: Vienna to Budapest. Hit up three capital cities today! From Vienna to Bratislava, Slovakia & then onto the lively arts, café & music scene of the “Paris of the East.” (B) Visit Bratislava’s historic old town

2 BUDAPEST

Slovenia

3 World Heritage sites visited

Croatia Serbia

Places visited Nightstops

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

Day 2: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you as you wander through this picture book city. Spend the day experiencing its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! You can opt for a taste of the city’s legendary classical music scene. (B) M Mozart & Strauss classical music concert

Bratislava

HUNGARY Italy

1

Day 1: Arrive Vienna. Check-into your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6:00pm, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner. (RD)

VIENNA 2 AUSTRIA

5 DAYS - 3 COUNTRIES FROM US$899 PP*/US$180 P/DAY*

INCLUDED MEALS

SLOVAKIA

Germany

VIENNA & BUDAPEST

4 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

4 continental breakfasts (B), 2 Regional Dinners: an Austrian dining experience in Vienna & a Hungarian feast on a Danube river cruise (RD)

Poland Czech Rep

Bosnia-Herzegovina

ADRIATIC SEA

Summer 2015 Code: BBVB St. Martin’s Cathedral, & Michael’s Gate • See with its Baroque tower

Start Vienna

Day 4: Budapest. Explore this fascinating city, split in two by the Danube river into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. Tonight enjoy a dinner of local specialities & a scenic river cruise. (B,RD) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion M Guided tour of the Parliament building

2015

Apr May Jun Jun Jul Jul

24 15 5 26 3 10

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp*

Start Vienna

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp*

2015 Apr May Jun Jun Jul Jul

28 19 9 30 7 14

1029 1085 1085 1085 1115 1115

Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep Sep

17 24 7 4 11 25

Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep Sep

21 28 11 8 15 29

1115 1115 1115 1085 1085 1085

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWVB

Day 5: Depart Budapest. Time to say goodbye to your newfound friends as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Start Vienna

Make the most of your free time with ME TIME optionals

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp*

2015 30 6 13 4 18 26

Start Vienna

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp*

2016 Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

3 10 17 8 22 30

955 935 935 935 975 975

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

2 5 13 22 19 12 26

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

6 9 17 26 23 16 30

975 975 975 899 899 935 935

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share).

BBVB - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$259. WWVB - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$235. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Vienna & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

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erlands

BERLIN 3 GERMANY Poland

Dresden

2 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited Nightstops

3 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Austria

BERLIN nce

SNAPSHOT EASY PACE

6

BERLIN & PRAGUE

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

8

7 DAYS - 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1085 PP*/US$155 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$125. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

INCLUDED MEALS 6 continental breakfasts (B), 2 Regional Dinners: a traditional German dinner in West Berlin & dine at our favourite taverna in Prague (RD)

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive Berlin. Check-into your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 5:00pm, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner. (RD) Days 2 - 3: Berlin. Savour the mix of old & new in this changing city. Find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments (B)(B) Visit the moving Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & Reichstag See the artwork at the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided historical walking tour of the city

Summer 2015 Code: BBBP German beer in Dresden. Then we head to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of Eastern European revival. (B,RD) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirch in Dresden

• • • •

Days 5 - 6: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B)(B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock M Traditional Czech evening

Day 4: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some tasty local fare, like bratwurst, & wash it down with a stein of

Day 7: Depart Prague. Time to say goodbye to your newfound friends as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

• •

Start Berlin

Finish Prague

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr May Jun Jun Jul Jul

1165 1195 1225 1225 1225 1265

2015 Apr May May Jun Jun Jul

18 9 30 20 27 4

Start Berlin

Finish Prague

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep Sep

1265 1265 1265 1225 1225 1225

2015 24 15 5 26 3 10

Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

11 18 1 29 5 19

17 24 7 4 11 25

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWBP Start Berlin

Finish Prague

Total Cost US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan

1139 1139 1115 1115 1115 1165 1165 1165

24 31 7 28 12 20 27 30

Finish Prague

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

1165 1165 1085 1085 1115

2016

2015 Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec

Start Berlin

30 6 13 4 18 26 2 5

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

7 16 13 6 20

13 22 19 12 26

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

ME TIME OPTIONS

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling

M Berlin progressive bike ride & food tour (summer only) M Prague nuclear bunker tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

BBBP - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$295.

LOCAL CULTURE

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

WWBP - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$285. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Prague. For more ways to save see p.9.

Head to the Rathaus Schöneberg markets for a rummage. Clothes, books, vintage cameras, stopping for a bratwurst en route = a perfect morning in the city.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

PRAGUE

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BERLIN

SNAPSHOT

8 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

EASY PACE

8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

BERLIN 3

BERLIN & PRAGUE

11 INCLUDED MEALS

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Bike ride of Bohemian Prague with our local expert (summer departures only) • See Prague’s Charles Bridge, St. Vitus’ Cathedral & more on our guided walking tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Schnaps Museum visit & tasting M Berlin bike & food tour M Nuclear bunker tour in Prague See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BERLIN-VIENNA

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Dresden

3 PRAGUE Kutná Hora

CZECH REP France

9 DAYS - 3 COUNTRIES FROM US$1345 PP*/US$150 P/DAY* SAVE

1

Day 2 to Day 3: Berlin Take a couple of days to savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B,B)

• Visit the moving Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial • See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz,

Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided historical walking tour

• •

Day 4: Berlin to Prague Bite into some tasty local fare, like bratwurst, & wash it down with a stein of good German beer in Dresden. Then it’s off south to Prague, an ever modernizing hub of Eastern European revival. (B,RD)

• Visit the city destroyed in World War II & known as the ‘Florence of the North’ • See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the

Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden

Days 5 - 6: Prague. The next two days are yours to snake through this medieval city’s maze

AUSTRIA

Switzerland

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$165. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

Day 1: Arrive Berlin Check-in to your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore Germany’s über-cool capital city. At 5:00pm meet up with your Contiki team & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. (RD)

Slovakia

VIENNA 2

5 World Heritage sites visited Places visited Nightstops

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

GERMANY

Belgium

+ VIENNA

8 continental breakfasts (B), 3 Regional Dinners: a traditional German dinner in West Berlin, dine at our favourite tavern in Prague & an Austrian dining experience in Vienna (RD)

INCLUSIONS

Poland

Netherlands

Hungary

Slovenia

Summer 2015 Code: BBBV of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B)(B)

Start Berlin

Apr May May Jun Jun Jul

Day 7: Prague to Vienna Explore the World Heritage town of Kutná Hora before heading south to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna. (B,RD)

Start Berlin

• See the Habsburg palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House • Scenic drive along the historic ring road in Vienna

Day 8: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you in the city once home to Mozart. You’ll enjoy wandering through this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, lively cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, delicious strudel! (B)

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr May Jun Jun Jul Jul

1529 1569 1619 1619 1619 1665

2015

See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock M Scenic river cruise along the Vltava with buffet

Finish Vienna

18 9 30 20 27 4

Start Berlin

Finish Vienna

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep Sep

1665 1665 1665 1619 1619 1619

2015 26 17 7 28 5 12

Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

11 18 1 29 5 19

19 26 9 6 13 27

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWBV Finish Vienna

Total Cost US$ pp*

Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan

1415 1415 1385 1385 1385 1455 1455 1455

24 31 7 28 12 20 27 30

Finish Vienna

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

1455 1455 1345 1345 1385

2016

2015 Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec

Start Berlin

1 8 15 6 20 28 4 7

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

7 16 13 6 20

15 24 21 14 28

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share).

BBBV - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$395. WWBV - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$355.

M Mozart & Strauss classical music concert & dinner

Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price.

Day 9: Depart Vienna Time to swap email addresses & say goodbye to your new Contiki buddies as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Vienna.

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

For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163. For details of winter trips between Oct 2014 - Mar 2015, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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BERLIN 3 Poland

GERMANY Dresden

3 PRAGUE Kutná Hora

CZECH REP SLOVAKIA

VIENNA 2

PRAGUE

Bratislava

SNAPSHOT

2 BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA Switzerland

HUNGARY Slovenia

10

6 World Heritage sites visited

Croatia Italy

1

Places visited Nightstops

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

EASY SY PACE E

10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

BERLIN TO BUDAPEST

14 INCLUDED MEALS 10 continental breakfasts (B), 4 Regional Dinners: a traditional German dinner in West Berlin, dine at our favourite tavern in Prague, an Austrian dining experience in Vienna & a Hungarian feast on a Danube river cruise (RD)

11 DAYS - 5 COUNTRIES FROM US$1525 PP*/US$139 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$200. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive Berlin. Check-in to your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 5:00pm, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner. (RD) Days 2 - 3: Berlin. Savour the mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You can shop the cool markets & trendy shops or take a break at a café for some people watching. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B,B) Visit the moving Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag Take in the commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided historical walking tour of the city

• • • •

Day 4: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some tasty local fare, like bratwurst, & wash it down with a stein of German beer in Dresden. Then we head to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of Eastern European revival. (B,RD) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirchein Dresden

Days 5 - 6: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B,B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock M Nuclear bunker tour

• •

Summer 2015 Code: BBIT Day 7: Prague to Vienna. Explore the World Heritage town of Kutná Hora before heading south to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna. (B,RD) See the Habsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road in Vienna

• •

Day 8: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you as you wander through this picture book city. Spend the day experiencing its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! You can opt for a taste of the city’s legendary classical music scene. (B) M Mozart & Strauss classical music concert Day 9: Vienna to Budapest. Hit up three capital cities today! From Vienna to Bratislava, Slovakia & then onto the lively arts, café & music scene of the “Paris of the East.” (B) Visit Bratislava’s historic old town See St. Martin’s Cathedral, & Michael’s Gate with its Baroque tower

• •

Day 10: Budapest. All your senses are surrounded today by the history of this fascinating centuriesold city, split in two by the river Danube into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. Later, enjoy an amazing dinner of local specialities & a scenic river cruise tonight. (B,RD) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

Day 11: Depart Budapest. It’s time to say goodbye to your new found friends this morning as your trip ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 11 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Start Berlin

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp*

2015 Apr May May Jun Jun Jul

18 9 30 20 27 4

Start Berlin

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp*

2015 Apr May Jun Jun Jul Jul

28 19 9 30 7 14

1875 1925 1969 1969 1969 2035

Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

11 18 1 29 5 19

Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep Sep

21 28 11 8 15 29

2035 2035 2035 1969 1969 1969

Winter 2015/16 Code: WWIT Start Berlin

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp*

2015 Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec

24 31 7 28 12 20 27 30

Start Berlin

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp*

2016 Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan

3 10 17 8 22 30 6 9

1615 1615 1575 1575 1575 1649 1649 1649

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

7 16 13 6 20

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

17 26 23 16 30

1649 1649 1525 1525 1575

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share). BBIT - Summer 2015 Single room supplement of US$485. WWIT - Winter 2015/16 Single room supplement of US$405. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163. For details of winter trips between Oct 2014 - Mar 2015, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Bike ride of Bohemian Prague with our local expert (summer departures only) • See Prague’s Charles Bridge, St Vitus’ Cathedral & more on a locally guided walking tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Eye Spy Berlin tour M Traditional Czech evening M Schnaps Museum visit & tasting See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BERLIN-BUDAPEST

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ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

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Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Days 2 - 3: Paris. Start your Paris experience with a city orientation. Then enjoy 2 free days to discover the magic, beauty & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. You have plenty of free time, so wander the streets of the world’s most romantic city & take in the famous sights of the Arc de Triomphe & the Champs Élysées. (B,B) Visit Montmartre, the artist area of the city M Cabaret show & glass of champagne

Day 4: Paris to Swiss Alps. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy en route to the heart of the Swiss Alps where activity & adventure await. (B,D) Scenic drive through the Alps

Days 5 - 6: Swiss Alps. With two free days to explore, the choice is yours in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world if you opt in for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. Take to the area by bike, enjoy a stunning mountain hike or see the famous waterfalls. (B,B) M Cog railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain Day 7: Swiss Alps to Florence. Next up: Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in the Renaissance city of Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Day 8: Florence. Enjoy exploring the city at your own pace, see the magnificent buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric Italian city. (B) Florentine leather craft demonstration See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria

• •

Day 9: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s pretty rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. Have your camera at the ready in one of the world’s most photogenic cities. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Days 10 - 11: Rome. These two days are all yours to do anything you want! Explore the “Eternal City”, see the city at your own pace or opt in to visit the monumental Roman Colosseum & world famous Vatican City. (B)(D)(B)(D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums

Day 12: Rome to Venice. Criss-cross the Apennine Mountains before reaching the canal lined city of Venice. (B,D) Day 13: Venice. Free time today to meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

• •

Day 14: Venice to Tyrol. Wind through the Austrian Alps via the scenic Brenner Pass, see historic castles, beautiful orchards & quaint villages en route to the wonderful Tyrol region. (B) Days 15 - 16: Tyrol. You’ll love these free days to choose your own adventure in the mountains of the Tyrol – exhilarating outdoor activities include rafting, hiking & mountain biking! (B,B) M White water rafting Day 17: Tyrol to Prague. Drive through the Austrian countryside & in to the Czech Republic to reach beautiful & atmospheric Prague, “City of a thousand spires.” (B) Day 18: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock M Guided bike ride of the city

• •

Day 19: Prague to Berlin. Today we head over the border & into Germany to Dresden, often dubbed ‘Florence of the North’ because of its beauty. Then we’ll roll in to historical & hipster Berlin. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall

23 NIGHTS CAMPING ACCOMMODATION 20 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses), 3 nights hostel upgrade

INCLUDED MEALS

Summer 2015 Code: CCCDV Start London or Paris

Finish Ams’dam or London

23 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D)

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

2065 2065 2065 2065 2209 2209 2209 2119 2119

220 220 220 220 220 220 220 220 220

2285 2285 2285 2285 2429 2429 2429 2339 2339

2015 May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep

15 29 12 26 10 24 7 21 4

Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

7 21 5 19 2 16 30 13 27

* Prices above are based on twin-share tents. If you’re

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost.

‘A tent to myself’ (single occupancy) supplement of US$1000.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus Contiki’s exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Ferry crossings

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

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EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS

Days 20 - 21: Berlin. With two free days in this historical hot spot, you’ve got plenty of time to find out what makes Germany’s capital one of the most cutting-edge cities in the world. Enjoy your free time with a bike ride, visit one of the many museums or shop ‘til you drop in the many local boutiques. There’s also the chance to go to Potsdam or have a moving experience at a WW2 concentration camp. (B)(B) See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Historical walking tour of Berlin

M Bike ride in Paris M Florence Nightclub M Prague Lunch cruise M Berlin street art tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE

Day 22: Berlin to Amsterdam. Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of Amsterdam. Jump start your trip & check out Amsterdam’s eye-opening Red Light District, where the creative & wacky come together on narrow cobbled streets, 24/7. (B) See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

Keen for a lunch on the cheap? Grab a bottle of bubbly, cheese & boulangerie delights then head up to the banks of the river Seine. Have a perfect Parisian moment with views of the Seine & the Louvre.

Day 23: Amsterdam. Into the countryside & bike around past working windmills, to the world-famous cheese village of Edam. Then it’s back to the city to explore everything the ‘Dam’ is known for. (B) Bike ride through Edam See how clogs are made & try some famous Dutch Edam at a cheese farm M Evening canal cruise

• •

Day 24: Depart Amsterdam. This morning we transfer you to Schiphol Airport (estimated arrival 10:00am) where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

FLORENCE

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NORTH SEA

ENGLAND Wales

Netherlands

London Dover Calais

Belgium

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

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SOUTHERN ESCAPE

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ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

INCLUSIONS

Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

ME TIME OPTIONS M Mt. Jungfrau cog railway ride See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ SOUTHERN-ESCAPE

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• •

Days 2 - 3: Paris. Indulge in anything & everything in Paris where you’ll find magic, beauty & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. You have plenty of free time so wander the streets of the world’s most romantic city & take in the famous sights of the Arc de Triomphe & the ChampsÉlysées. (B,B) Visit Montmartre, the artist area of the city M Cabaret show & glass of champagne

Day 4: Paris to Swiss Alps. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy en route to the heart of the Swiss Alps where activity & adventure await. (B,D) Scenic alpine drive

Days 5 - 6: Swiss Alps. With two free days to explore, the choice is yours in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world if you opt in for a cog railway ride up the snowcovered Jungfrau Mountain. Take to the area by bike, enjoy a stunning mountain hike or see the famous waterfalls. (B,B)

Slovenia

Apennine Mountains

2 FLORENCE

9 World Heritage sites visited 1

NEW TRIP

10 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D)

• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour • Special access Rome sightseeing tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ITALY

Pisa

13

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

Austria

3 SWISS ALPS

FRANCE

11 DAYS - 4 COUNTRIES FROM US$1119 PP*/US$102 P/DAY*

10 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses)

• An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus Contiki’s exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Ferry crossing

Burgundy Region

SWITZ

10

INCLUDED MEALS

Germany

3 PARIS

2 ROME

Places visited MEDITERRANEAN SEA Nightstops Optional start city

Vatican City

Summer 2015 Code: CCCAW leather craft demonstration • Florentine the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s • See Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria M Tuscan Dinner Day 9: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s pretty rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. Have your camera at the ready in one of the world’s most photogenic cities. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 10: Rome. Today is all yours to do anything you want! Explore the “Eternal City”, see the city at your own pace or opt in to visit the monumental Roman Colosseum & world-famous Vatican City. (B)(D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums

Day 11: Rome. It’s time to say farewell to your new friends as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Start London or Paris

Finish Rome

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

1019 1019 1019 1019 1089 1089 1089 1045 1045

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

1119 1119 1119 1119 1189 1189 1189 1145 1145

2015 May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep

15 29 12 26 10 24 7 21 4

May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

25 8 22 6 20 3 17 31 14

* Prices above are based on twin-share tents. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. ‘A tent to myself’ (single occupancy) supplement of US$490. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 8:00am Rome. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

Day 7: Swiss Alps to Florence. Next up: Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in the Renaissance city of Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 8: Florence. Enjoy exploring the city at your own pace, see the magnificent buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric Italian city. (B)

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NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS

Edam

ENGLAND

3 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

Wales London

GERMANY

Dover

BELGIUM

Calais

2 PRAGUE

ENGLISH CHANNEL

CZECH REP FRANCE

3 TYROL Swiss Alps

4 World Heritage sites visited 1

AUSTRIA Brenner Pass

Slovenia

VENICE 2

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

ITALY

Apennine Mountains

ADRIATIC SEA

Spain

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

AUSTRIAN TYROL

1 ROME

SNAPSHOT

Vatican City

FREESTYLE CAMPING

13

NORTHERN ESCAPE

NIGHTS CAMPING ACCOMMODATION 10 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses), 3 nights hostel upgrade

14 DAYS - 6 COUNTRIES FROM US$1305 PP*/US$94 P/DAY* SAVE

15

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$125. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

INCLUDED MEALS

NEW TRIP

12 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D)

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive Rome. Meet up with your Contiki team & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. (D) Day 2: Rome to Venice. Criss-cross the Apennine Mountains before reaching the canal-lined city of Venice. (B,D) Day 3: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

• •

Day 4: Venice to Tyrol. Wind through the Austrian Alps via the scenic Brenner Pass, see historic castles, beautiful orchards & quaint villages en route to the wonderful Tyrol region. (B) Days 5 - 6: Tyrol. You’ll love these free days to choose your own adventure in the mountains of the Tyrol – exhilarating outdoor activities include rafting, hiking & mountain biking! (B) M White water rafting Day 7: Tyrol to Prague. Drive through the Austrian countryside & in to the Czech Republic to reach the beautiful & atmospheric Prague, “City of a Thousand Spires.” (B) Day 8: Prague. Snake through this Medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock M Guided bike ride

• •

Day 9: Prague to Berlin. Today we head over the

Summer 2015 Code: CCCAE border & into Germany to Dresden, often dubbed ‘Florence of the North’ because of its beauty. Then we’ll roll into historical & hipster Berlin. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall Days 10 - 11: Berlin. With two free days in this historical hot spot, you’ve got plenty of time to find out what makes Germany’s capital one of the most cutting-edge cities in the world. Enjoy your free time with a bike ride, visit one of the many museums or shop ‘til you drop in the many local boutiques. There’s also the chance to go to Postdam or have a moving experience at a WW2 concentration camp. (B,B) See the site of Checkpoint Charlie

• •

Day 12: Berlin to Amsterdam. Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of Amsterdam. Jump start your trip and check out Amsterdam’s eye-opening Red Light District, where the creative & wacky come together on narrow cobbled streets, 24/7. (B) See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 13: Amsterdam. Into the countryside & bike around past working windmills, to the world-famous cheese village of Edam. Then it’s back to the city to explore everything the ‘Dam’ is known for. (B) Bike ride through Edam See how clogs are made & try some famous Dutch Edam at a cheese farm M Amsterdam canal cruise

Start Rome

Finish Ams’dam or London

INCLUSIONS

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

1185 1185 1185 1265 1265 1265 1215 1215 1215

120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120

1305 1305 1305 1385 1385 1385 1335 1335 1335

2015 May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

25 8 22 6 20 3 17 31 14

Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

7 21 5 19 2 16 30 13 27

* Prices above are based on twin-share tents. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. ‘A tent to myself’ (single occupancy) supplement of US$570. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 5:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

• An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus Contiki’s exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Ferry crossing

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike through cheese-making Edam Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS

• •

M Historical walking tour in Berlin See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Day 14: Depart Amsterdam. This morning we transfer you to Schiphol Airport (estimated arrival 10:00am) where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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FREESTYLE FRANCE/SPAIN/MONACO CAMPING ITALY/VATICAN CITY/GREECE TURKEY/BULGARIA/MACEDONIA ALBANIA/MONTENEGRO* BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA/CROATIA HUNGARY/SLOVAKIA/AUSTRIA/CZECH REPUBLIC/GERMANY/LIECHTENSTEIN SWITZERLAND/NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM* *IN TRANSIT

46 DAYS - FROM US$4655 PP*/US$102 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$430. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Ruhr Valley Dover London Calais ENGLISH CHANNEL

St Goar

BELGIUM

Valley of the Somme

Versailles

1

3 PARIS SWITZ

FRANCE

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Arles

2 2 MUNICH VIENNA

Liechtenstein

2 FRENCH RIVIERA 2 BARCELONA

Pisa Monaco

SLOVAKIA

Český Krumlov

Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA

2 Lucerne Slovenia SWISS Verona ALPS 2 VENICE

LYON 1

SPAIN

HEIDELBERG Dachau

Burgundy Region

Pyrenees Mountains

GERMANY

Rhine Valley

HUNGARY

CROATIA BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

2 FLORENCE 1 ZADAR

Serbia

Split

ITALY

3 DUBROVNIK

ADRIATIC SEA

MONTENEGRO

ROME 2 Mt. Vesuvius DURRES Pompeii Vatican City Isle of Capri

Bari

1 SORRENTO

1

SOFIA BULGARIA 1

MACEDONIA

STRUGA 1 1 ALBANIA KAVALA 1

CORFU 3 GREECE Corinth Canal

27 World Heritage sites visited 1

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Eceabat

ISTANBUL 2 1 GALLIPOLI

Troy

TURKEY Thermopylae

2 ATHENS

IONIAN SEA

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

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SNAPSHOT

THE BIG CHILL

45 NIGHTS CAMPING ACCOMMODATION

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to Paris. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Days 2 - 3: Paris. Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the beautiful Palace of Versailles. (B,B,D) See the Palace of Versailles (entry not included) M Cabaret show & glass of champagne

Day 4: Paris to the Lyon region. Travel through the famous Burgundy & Beaujolais wine country regions. (B,D) Day 5: Lyon to Barcelona. Head through the Pyrénées Mountains to Barcelona. (B,D) Day 6: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional flamenco show! (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

• •

Day 7: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through Provence to Arles, en route to the French Riviera. (B,D) Visit the historic city of Arles Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

• •

Day 8: French Riviera. Stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• • •

Day 9: French Riviera to Venice. Stop in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona before we head to enchanting Venice. (B,D) See Juliet’s Balcony & the Roman Arena in Verona

Day 10: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, bars & markets. (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Hidden Venice guided walking tour

• •

Day 11: Venice to Florence. Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa & check out its architectural wonder before rolling through Tuscany to Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 12: Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

• •

Day 13: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 14: Rome. Discover the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B)(D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Day 15: Rome to Sorrento. From Naples, catch a boat to the Isle of Capri, soak up its sweeping views & set sail for Sorrento. (B) Day 16: Sorrento to Corfu. Pass along the Bay of Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B)

M Guided tour of Pompeii Days 17 - 19: Corfu. Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun. (B,B,D,B) See Corfu’s Venetian fortress M Island sailing cruise

Day 20: Corfu to Athens. Travel across the Corinth Canal to Athens. (B,D) Day 21: Athens. See the Acropolis, wander the cobbled streets of the Plaka or just relax. (B,D) See the first modern Olympic Stadium in Athens

Day 22: Athens to Kavala. Journey along Greece’s coastline, past Mt. Olympus to harbourside Kavala. (B,D) Drive past Spartan Thermopylae & Byzantine Thessaloniki

• See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House • Scenic drive along the historic ring road Day 37: Vienna to Prague. Stop at the World Heritage town Český Krumlov as you travel through Bohemia to Prague, the “City of a Thousand Spires”. (B,D) Visit the Medieval town of Český Krumlov

Day 38: Prague. Snake through this Medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square

40 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses), 4 nights hotel upgrade, 1night on-board a ferry

74 INCLUDED MEALS 45 breakfasts (B), 29 dinners (D)

Day 39: Prague to Munich. Head to Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

INCLUSIONS

Day 23: Kavala to Gallipoli. Visit the historic Gallipoli battlefields as we make our way to Turkey. (B,D) Journey along the Sea of Marmara Visit Lone Pine Cemetery See ANZAC Cove

Day 40: Munich. Explore the cultural side of Munich. There’s world-class museums, shopping & lots of traditional food & beer gardens. (B,D) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

Day 24: Gallipoli to Istanbul. Ferry across the Dardanelles & make a visit to Troy before continuing on to Istanbul. Hotel (B,D) Visit Troy’s Wooden Horse with a local guide

• • •

• An experienced & professional Trip Manager, Driver & Cook team, plus Contiki’s exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Ferry crossings

• • • •

Day 25: Istanbul. Savour an incredible mosaic of sights in this diverse city where East literally meets West. Hotel (B) M Belly dancing show & dinner Day 26: Istanbul to Sofia. Traverse the plains of Bulgaria to Sofia, a city with a curious blend of Socialist heritage & modern Euro living. Hotel (B,D) See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Day 27: Sofia to Struga. Cut across Macedonia to the red-roofed houses, sidewalk cafés & village atmosphere of Struga near Lake Ohrid. (B,D) Day 28: Struga to Durres. Cross into Albania & on to Durres where steep mountains plunge into the deep Adriatic Sea. Hotel (B,D) Day 29: Durres to Dubrovnik. Continue along the sparkling coastline through tiny Montenegro toward the picturesque, ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Croatian coastline

Days 30 - 31: Dubrovnik. Find historic buildings, modern galleries & amazing seafood in this stunning town. (B,B,D) See the fortified city & old port M Island cruise & swimming

Day 32: Dubrovnik to Zadar. Move up the Dalmatian Coast, stopping in beautiful Split & then travel on to Zadar. (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split

Day 33: Zadar to Budapest. Head north, past Lake Balaton to a lively arts, café & music scene in the “Paris of the East.” (B,D) Day 34: Budapest. Feel the history of this fascinating city – split by the river Danube into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

Day 35: Budapest to Vienna. Stop for lunch in Slovakia before arriving in Austria to hit the rides at Prater Park tonight. (B) See Bratislava’s Medieval castle Visit Vienna’s Prater fun park

• •

Day 36: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander the city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture & of course, strudel! (B,D)

Day 41: Munich to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the spectacular Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See Lucerne’s wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic alpine drive Day 42: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up the Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D) M Mt. Jungfrau cog railway ride Day 43: Swiss Alps to Heidelberg. Head north to Heidelberg, known for its Baroque old town. (B,D) See Heidelberg’s Medieval castle

Day 44: Heidelberg to Amsterdam. Next it’s on to the freewheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam! (B) Visit the riverside town of St. Goar See the canals, gable houses & the city by night

• •

Day 45: Amsterdam. Discover museums, cool cafés & nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house

Day 46: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Finish Ams’dam or London

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

3885 3985 4085 4085 4325 4325 4185 4185

770 770 770 770 770 770 770 770

4655 4755 4855 4855 5095 5095 4955 4955

2015 Apr May May Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug

28 Jun 12 Jun 26 Jul 16 Jul 7 Aug 28 Sep 16 ● Sep 21 ● Oct

12 26 10 31 21 11 30 5

• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour • Visit a Monte Carlo casino • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Locally guided tour of Athens • Visit the Wooden Horse of Troy with our local guide • Pay tribute to heroes at Gallipoli & ANZAC Cove • Pay tribute at Dachau Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS

Summer 2015 Code: CCCA Start London or Paris

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

* Prices above are based on twin-share tents. If you’re

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost.

M Gondola ride in Venice M Flamenco dancing & show in Barcelona M Dubrovnik island cruise & swim See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Get yourself to Munich’s English Garden. It’s the perfect spot to take a break from the sights, grab a picnic & park up for a few hours in the sun.

‘A tent to myself’ (single occupancy) supplement of US$985. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

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SH A

B

ENGLAND London Dover

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

Versailles

3 PARIS

Germany

Burgundy Region

Austria Switz FRANCE

LYON 1

Verona

Pisa Arles

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

SNAPSHOT

SPAIN

BARCELONA 2

FREESTYLE CAMPING

20

VENICE 2

2 FLORENCE

Croatia

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Monaco

ITALY

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Vatican City

ROME ADRIATIC SEA 2 Mt. Vesuvius Pompeii

19 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses), 1 night on-board a ferry

21 DAYS - 6 COUNTRIES FROM US$2295 PP*/US$110 P/DAY*

32

1 SORRENTO

INCLUDED MEALS

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$215. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

1

GREECE

IONIAN SEA

Corinth Canal

3 CORFU

ATHENS 1

13 World Heritage sites visited

DEL SOL

SAVE

Albania

Bari

Isle of Capri

THE SOUTHERN TRAIL

NIGHTS CAMPING ACCOMMODATION

Montenegro

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start cities

NEW TRIP

20 breakfasts (B), 12 dinners (D)

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager, Driver & Cook team, plus Contiki’s exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Ferry crossings

Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to the glittering “City of Lights”. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 10: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, bars & markets. (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals M Gondola ride

Days 2 - 3: Paris. Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the beautiful Palace of Versailles. (B,B,D) See the Palace of Versailles (entry not included) M Cabaret show & glass of champagne

Day 11: Venice to Florence. Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa & see the tower, before rolling through Tuscany to Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

• • •

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

Day 4: Paris to the Lyon region. Travel through the famous Burgundy & Beaujolais wine country regions. (B,D)

• ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Visit a Monte Carlo casino • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Locally guided tour of Athens Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

Day 5: Lyon to Barcelona. Head through the Pyrénées Mountains to Barcelona. (B,D)

ME TIME OPTIONS

Day 7: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through Provence to Arles, then onward to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Visit the historic city of Arles Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

M Entry & drink at one of Florence’s best nightclubs M Locally Guided Vatican City experience M Captain’s cruise of Corfu See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ SOUTHERNTRAIL

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Day 6: Barcelona. Sightsee this sexy city, then tonight, feel the passion at an optional flamenco show! (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

• • • •

Day 8: French Riviera. Stroll through outdoor markets & chill on the beach. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• • •

Day 9: French Riviera to Venice. Stop in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona before we head to enchanting Venice. (B,D) See Juliet’s Balcony & the Roman Arena in Verona

• • •

Day 12: Florence. Our Local Guide gives you the inside track on Florence, before exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

• •

Day 13: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 14: Rome. Explore the “Eternal City”. Later, there’s a chance to tour the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B)(D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Day 15: Rome to Sorrento. From Naples, catch a boat to the Isle of Capri, soak up its sweeping views & set sail for Sorrento. (B) Day 16: Sorrento to Corfu. Pass along the Bay of Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) M Guided tour of Pompeii

M Water sports Day 20: Corfu to Athens. Travel across Corinth Canal to Athens. (B,D) Day 21: Depart Athens. After sightseeing the ancient wonders, it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Athens sightseeing tour with a Local Guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium

• •

Summer 2015 Code: CCCL Start London or Paris

Finish Athens

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

1965 2015 2065 2065 2185 2185 2115 2115

330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330

2295 2345 2395 2395 2515 2515 2445 2445

2015 Apr May May Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug

28 12 26 16 7 28 16 21

May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep

18 1 15 6 27 17 5 10

above are based on twin-share tents. If you’re * Prices travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. ‘A tent to myself’ (single occupancy) supplement of US$470. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 12:30pm in Athens. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

Days 17 - 19: Corfu. Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun. (B,B,D,B) See the Venetian fortress in Corfu’s old town

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SH A

NORTH SEA Edam

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Ruhr Valley

GERMANY

London

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Poland

Rhine Valley

Dover Calais

BELGIUM

St Goar

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

1 HEIDELBERG 2 MUNICH

FRANCE SWITZ

14 World Heritage sites visited 1

2 SWISS ALPS

SLOVAKIA

Český Krumlov

Dachau

Liechtenstein

2

AUSTRIA

VIENNA

Bratislava

Lucerne

2 BUDAPEST

HUNGARY

Romania

CROATIA Italy

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

1 ZADAR

Serbia

Split

3 DUBROVNIK MONTENEGRO

ADRIATIC SEA

Spain

BULGARIA

1 SOFIA

MACEDONIA

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NIGHTS CAMPING ACCOMMODATION 21 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses), 4 nights hotel upgrade,

26 DAYS - 18 COUNTRIES FROM US$2785 PP*/US$108 P/DAY* SAVE

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INCLUDED MEALS 25 breakfasts (B), 17 dinners (D)

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive Athens. Tonight, meet your fellow travellers & Contiki team. (D) Day 2: Athens to Kavala. Journey along Greece’s coastline past Mt. Olympus to Kavala. (B)(D) Drive past Spartan Thermopylae & Byzantine Thessaloniki Day 3: Kavala to Gallipoli. Visit the historic Gallipoli battlefields as we make our way to Turkey. (B,D) Journey along the Sea of Marmara Visit Lone Pine Cemetery See ANZAC Cove Day 4: Gallipoli to Istanbul. Ferry to Troy before continuing on to Istanbul. Hotel (B,D) Visit Troy’s Wooden Horse with a local guide Day 5: Istanbul. Discover the action in this diverse city where East literally meets West. Hotel (B) M Belly dancing show & meal Day 6: Istanbul to Sofia. Head to Sofia, with its modern Euro vibes. Hotel (B,D) See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Day 7: Sofia to Struga. Cut across Macedonia to Struga with its cute village atmosphere. (B,D) Day 8: Struga to Durres. Cross into Albania & on to seaside Durres. Hotel (B,D) Day 9: Durres to Dubrovnik. See the sparkling coastline before reaching Dubrovnik. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Croatian coastline Days 10 - 11: Dubrovnik. Discover historic buildings, bars & amazing seafood. (B,B,D) See the fortified city & port M Island cruise & swimming Day 12: Dubrovnik to Zadar. Move up the Dalmatian Coast, stopping in Split & then to Zadar. (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split Day 13: Zadar to Budapest. Head north, past Lake Balaton to the “Paris of the East.” (B,D) Day 14: Budapest. Explore this fascinating city

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– split by the river Danube into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias & the Chain Bridge Day 15: Budapest to Vienna. Stop for lunch in Slovakia before arriving in Austria. (B) See Bratislava’s Medieval castle Visit Vienna’s Prater fun park Day 16: Vienna. After a morning tour, explore the city’s music, cafés, parks & try strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace & St. Stephen’s Cathedral Scenic drive along the historic ring road M Schnaps museum visit & tasting Day 17: Vienna to Prague. Stop at World Heritage listed Český Krumlov before Prague, the “City of a Thousand Spires”. (B,D) Visit the Medieval town of Český Krumlov Day 18: Prague. Discover this Medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets of Gothic architecture. (B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Day 19: Prague to Munich. Head to Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Day 20: Munich. Explore your way. There’s museums, shopping & lots of traditional food & beer! (B,D) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 21: Munich to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the spectacular Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Day 22: Swiss Alps. Chill in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up the Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D) M Mt. Jungfrau cog railway ride Day 23: Swiss Alps to Heidelberg. Head north to Heidelberg, known for it’s Baroque old town. (B,D)

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• See Heidelberg’s Medieval castle

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Day 24: Heidelberg to Amsterdam. Next it’s on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam! (B) Visit the riverside town of St. Goar See the canals, gable houses & the city by night Day 25: Amsterdam. Discover museums, cool cafés & nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Countryside bike ride Day 26: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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Summer 2015 Code: CCCR Start Athens

Finish Ams’dam or London

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

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• An experienced & professional Trip Manager, Driver & Cook team, plus Contiki’s exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Ferry crossings

above are based on twin-share tents. If you’re * Prices travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. ‘A tent to myself’ (single occupancy) supplement of US$535. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:00pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

• Visit the Wooden Horse of Troy with our local guide • Pay tribute to heroes at Gallipoli & ANZAC Cove • Pay tribute at Dachau Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M River cruise with buffet meal in Prague M Dubrovnik island cruise & swimming See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ NORTHERNTREK

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SAILING & CRUISE

WATER BABIES & SUN SEEKERS LISTEN UP! A MEDITERANEAN SAILING & CRUISE HOLIDAY IS A MUST-DO, SO GET OUT ON THE WATER & EXPERIENCE WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT!

INCLUDED • Anchors away! Discover the freedom of a holiday on Europe’s crystal clear waters • Indulge in local cuisine throughout the day with a range of breakfast, lunch, dinner & supper inclusions • A range of accommodation styles: – single, twin & quad option (Croatia, Turkey & Greece trips) – above or below deck options (Croatia trips)

• A dedicated skipper & crew, or On-board Cruise Rep who will be your oracle on all things sailing/cruising • See Europe’s hottest ports, scenery & landscapes, with local orientations included • Mega ME Time – to sit back, relax on deck & enjoy your trip the way you want

OUR TRIPS Turkish Sailing ......................................p.137 Aegean Classic .....................................p.138 Golden Fleece ............................... See Web

Contiki.com/sailing-cruise

Eastern Mediterranean Cruising ..............................................

p.139

Island Cruising & Santorini ..

p.140

Croatia Island Escape .....................p.142

Croatian Island Hopper.................p.141

Prepare for sea, sun & sand at Contiki.com/watch-sailing-cruise

Greek Sailing .........................................p.144 New Trips

Check p.136 for all the sailing trips & cruises on offer From US$68 per day

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1. TURKISH SAILING The ultimate relaxation experience for those who want to sit back, unwind & enjoy the incredible turquoise waters of Turkey. Our 16-berth traditional gulet boats, exclusive to us, include delicious fresh meals, plenty of swim stops & endless hours of chill time, all with stunning sunsets. Take in the beautiful scenery, then by night, crank it up a notch with a cocktail, or grab a bed on the deck & unwind.

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2. CROATIAN SAILING 3. GREEK ISLAND CRUISING Let us take you on an adventure of a lifetime, on the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. On-board a traditional motor sail boat, our crew take care of it all & with like minded travellers it’s guaranteed fun, sun & friendship. By day, it’s all about you… spend your time sunbathing, diving into the stunning sea or exploring the ancient towns. And let’s not forget Croatia by night, with busy little port towns offering up local cuisine, open-air bars & hidden away clubs.

Enjoy luxury cruising for the young & the young at heart. Revel in the stunning sights of spots like Mykonos & Santorini, and take advantage of the all-inclusive deal on offer – with endless fresh eats, swimming pool, casino, spa & nightly shows at the ready just for you. We think there’s nothing quite like watching the sun set over the Mediterranean from the bow of the ship while sipping on the cocktail of the day. Paradise.

4. GREEK SAILING If you need a break from your on-land adventures, take to the sea with one of our Greek sailing trips. This hands-on & fun experience has your skipper at the ready to teach you the whys & ways of life on the water. Whether you’re an experienced sailor or keen to learn, it offers something for everyone. From raising the sails, preparing tasty treats for your fellow sailors, as well as time to enjoy plenty of sunbathing & swim stops, it’s a great way to get a slice of Greek island paradise!

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TURKEY

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7 NIGHTS SAILING ACCOMMODATION SAILING

7 nights twin-share berth accommodation on board a traditional Turkish gulet boat

TURKISH SAILING

20 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)

8 DAYS - FROM US$539 PP*/US$68 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$85. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

INCLUSIONS

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start Bodrum. On arrival at Bodrum, make your way to the port & board our traditional Turkish gulet & let the good times begin. With the harbour as your backdrop, get to know your group over dinner as you relax & watch the sunset. Bodrum’s nightlife goes off, so if you’re up for some group bonding then head out & explore the city by night. (D) Day 2: Bodrum to Cokertme via Orak Island. All aboard! Set sail for quiet Orak Island for a swim in the crystal-blue waters, complete with a tasty lunch on-board. It’s all about taking in the incredible coast as we sail to Cokertme. This little fishing town is perfect for exploring or meeting some locals before dinner overlooking the bay. (B,L,D) Day 3: Cokertme to English Harbour via Seven Islands. Check out the sunrise en route to Seven Islands, famous for its dotted island landscape. After breakfast, stop for swims at Kufre Bay & Uzun Liman (Long Port), head on land for a stroll through the forest, play some boardgames on deck with your fellow sailors or sit back in the sun! Later we cruise to English Harbour for the night. (B,L,D) Day 4: English Harbour to Karacasogut . Explorers could opt to visit Turtle Beach on Dalyan for a day trip to experience one of the famous mud-baths, try & spot some turtles, or just relax in paradise. After a swimming or snorkelling fix it’s onto Karacasogut, where you could head to the beach town of Marmaris & take in this cool village vibe by night. (B,L,D) M Dalyan mud bath experience & day trip Day 5: Karacasogut to Ballisu via Cleopatra Island. Next up: Cleopatra Island. This slice of paradise with its small beach, white sand, legendary stories & clear water is like an open-air museum. Afterwards it’s

• An experienced captain & crew • Port & visitors taxes

Summer 2015 Code: BBTS more fun in the sun at Ballisu – do some swimming or a stroll through the pine forests before a relaxing dinner & another incredible sunset. (B,L,D) See the sights of Longoz Bay

Day 6: Ballisu to Pabucburnu via Kisebuku & Kargili. Another relaxing morning! Catch the rays on deck before we reach Kargili Bay for morning swimming. Later, it’s time to get a culture fix as you explore & learn about the ancient Byzantine ruins of Kisebuku. Tonight take a well deserved swim, sunbake & chill times. (B,L,D) Explore the Byzantine ruins of Kisebuku

Day 7: Pabucburnu to Bodrum via Yaliciftlik. Discover Pabucburnu & Yaliciftlik Bay, or head on land & experience the vibrant local life in the village on an optional guided tour. This afternoon capture the last of the Turkish coastline views as we cruise back to Bodrum for our last night out with the group. (B,L,D) M Local village tour Day 8: Depart Bodrum. The trip ends after breakfast when it’s time to swap email addresses & say goodbye to your travel buddies. (B)

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Trip Port Taxes & Supplements US$ pp* US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

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above are based on two-person berths. If you’re * Prices travelling solo we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single cabin supplement add US$535. Note: many cabins have double beds & most people choose to sleep under the stars up on deck. All cabins have private en suite bathrooms.

GETTING THERE

We use a selection of ‘standard’ boats.

Getting to & from Bodrum is easy. If you’re not flying direct to Turkey, many low cost airlines fly direct to Bodrum from London. Visit skyscanner.net & book early to get the best deals.

For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

Once in Bodrum make your way to the Barbaros Yachting stand next to the Tepecik Mosque/cafe to meet your crew.

Trip starts 3:30pm in Bodrum & ends approx. 10:30am in Bodrum.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Stay & play on a traditional Turkish gulet • Comfortable & modern gulet with large decks & outdoor areas for relaxing • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner each day • 2-person berths with private en suite bathrooms • Use of fun water gear like flippers, snorkels & fishing equipment Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Marmaris city tour at night See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Grab a kebab in its original home! We love Denizhan restaurant in Bodrum – it’s a must visit for kebab lovers & one of the best spots in the city. VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ TURKISH-SAILING

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CELESTYAL CRUISES CHOOSE TO CRUISE Hit the Greek Islands for some R&R, with our Contiki cruise partners, Celestyal Cruises. These cruises aren’t exclusive to Contiki, so you can mix with loads of other travellers, while exploring iconic spots like Santorini & Mykonos. On board you’re looked after – our Contiki Rep is your local guide on what to do on-board & on-shore. With pools, bars, nightclubs, live entertainment plus a casino & a spa, there’s lots going on. Included meals mean fresh, tasty eats – there’s something for all tastes. All rooms have private facilities & the way you stay is up to you. Try a standard outside cabin with porthole or a standard inside cabin without. Check the price panel for more information or contiki.com/cruising MYKONOS TOWN

AEGEAN SEA

SNAPSHOT

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5

GREECE

Santorini

CRUISE

4 nights on board a cruise ship (quad or twin-share), 1 night in a hotel

Rhodes

AEGEAN CLASSIC

13

6 DAYS - 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1299 PP*/US$217 P/DAY*

INCLUDED MEALS 5 buffet breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 4 buffet/three-course dinners (D)

Crete

3 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited Nightstops

Summer 2015 Code: 6CGS

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING • An experienced On-board Cruise Rep • Nightly entertainment • Greek info pack with even more details about the places your heading & cool things to do

Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon exploring Athens. Twist & turn through the Plaka’s maze of narrow streets & find ancient sites, cafés & shops full of history & character. This evening meet up with your Onboard Cruise Rep & fellow travellers. Visit the famous Plaka area

ME TIME OPTIONS

Day 2: Athens to Mykonos. Board your ship & cruise to the Aegean paradise of Mykonos. Hang out on this island, famous for its young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D)

M Guided tour of the Acropolis See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Head to Hasipiko on Santorini for the best beats in a former butcher’s shop, you will dance the night away.

Kusadasi

Mykonos

Patmos

NIGHTS CRUISING ACCOMMODATION

INCLUSIONS

TURKEY

Day 3: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi. Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colourful bazaar. Later on, dock at the friendly, unspoilt island of Patmos & relax on the beach or in a local taverna, while watching the locals fish for the catch of the day. (B,L,D) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos M Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus

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Day 4: Cruising to Rhodes Arrive at the sunniest island in the Aegean & spend the day exploring the pristine beaches, Medieval towns & cool little shops. (B,L,D) See the fortified town of Rhodes

Day 5: Cruising to Santorini via Crete. Drop by Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, en route to Santorini, world-famous for its blue & white buildings, spectacular sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or catch a cable car up to the clifftop town of Fira. (B,L,D) See the volcanic islands surrounding Santorini & its main town of Fira

Day 6: Arrival into Athens. Return to Athens & enjoy breakfast then transfer into central Athens where the trip ends. Or take the opportunity for a guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon. (B) M Guided tour of the famous Acropolis

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Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Twin In & Gratuities US$ pp* Total Cost US$ pp* US$ pp* US$ pp*

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* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share.

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Substantial savings for quad-share rooms are available online or ask at time of booking for prices – save a minimum of US$250. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or quad share) Or take a single supplement option: add U$175 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or U$295 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus port taxes for total price). Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. Note: the order of ports of call may be reversed on some days & the itinerary is subject to change. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip, it must be a multi-entry visa.

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AEGEAN SEA

GREECE

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Samos

Syros

Mykonos

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Milos Santorini

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

4 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited Nightstops

CRUISE

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CRUISING

SNAPSHOT

8 NIGHTS CRUISING ACCOMMODATION

9 DAYS - 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1965 PP*/US$219 P/DAY* SAVE

7 nights on board a cruise ship (quad or twin-share) & 1 night in a hotel

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$150. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

NEW TRIP

22 INCLUDED MEALS

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

Summer 2015 Code: 9EMS

Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens. This afternoon meet your On-board Cruise Rep & fellow Contiki travellers. Hotel Visit the famous Plaka area

Day 7: Kos. We drop the anchor on the shores of Kos, this island has it all. From long sandy beaches, the castle, ruins of antiquity, to the lively night life scene of today! You have plenty of time to take in a little culture before hitting the beach. (B,L,D)

Day 2: Athens to Mykonos. Board your ship & cruise to the Aegean paradise of Mykonos. Hang out on this island, famous for its young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Cruising to Santorini via Ios. First off is the small island of Ios, widely thought of as having the best beaches of the all the Greek islands. Wander through the little villages full of colour & character or take a trip around the island to experience some of the best beaches & the real beauty of the island. Then, onto Santorini for an evening of breathtaking sunsets, sundowner drinks & stunning scenery. (B,L,D) M Boat cruise to volcano

Day 3: Cruising to Samos via Kusadasi. Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colourful bazaar. Later on, dock at the beautiful & colourful port of Vathy on Samos. Relax on the beach or in a local taverna, while you watching the locals fish for the catch of the day. (B,L,D) M Ancient Ephesus through the ages Day 4: Milos. Arrive at the beautiful & unspoilt island of Milos & spend the day exploring the pristine beaches on one of the least crowded islands in the Aegean. Take in the laid-back atmosphere, the small lovely villages & whitewashed houses & enjoy a day of pure relaxation. (B,L,D) M Amazing beaches tour Day 5: Cruising Athens to Syros. Today you’ll have the morning to take advantage of the onboard facilities & relax before heading onto the picturesque island of Syros. Check out the stunning mansions & impressive town square. (B,L,D) Day 6: Cesme. You have the full day to enjoy Cesme, explore the city, visit one of the local beaches or soak up the rich & diverse history & culture. Wander through the pretty streets to the market or take a trip to Ismir, Turkey’s third largest city. (B,L,D) M Izmir up close tour

Day 9: Arrival into Athens. Return to mainland Greece & mythological Athens where the trip ends after breakfast. Transfer into central Athens or take the opportunity for a guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon. (B)

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Port Taxes & On or On or above Below Below Supplements above deck Total Cost deck Total Cost US$ pp* US$ pp* US$ pp* US$ pp* US$ pp*

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* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. Substantial savings for quad-share rooms are available online or ask at time of booking for prices - save a minimum of US$314. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or quad share) Or take a single supplement option: add US$355 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or US$385 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus port taxes for total price).

INCLUSIONS • An experienced On-board Cruise Rep • Nightly entertainment • Greek info pack

ME TIME OPTIONS M Sea kayaking & volcanic barbecue See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip, it must be a multientry visa. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

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8

TURKEY

2 ATHENS GREECE

Kusadasi

Mykonos Patmos

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SANTORINI 3

9 DAYS - 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1909 PP*/US$213 P/DAY*

3 nights on board a cruise ship, 5 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

SAVE

Rhodes

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2 World Heritage sites visited

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15 INCLUDED MEALS 8 continental breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 3 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced On-board Cruise Rep • Coach transfers • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

ME TIME OPTIONS M Hellenistic & Roman Religious Visit to St. John’s Monastery M Grotto of Apocalypse M Minoan Palace of Knossos – 1st European Civilisation M Santorini island tour M Oia sunset M Athens city tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Arrive in Athens. Check into your hotel & then explore the mythological city of Athens, visit one of the beautiful beaches or check out the Psiri & Monastiraki areas. Later, meet up with your fellow travellers & discover Athens by night. Day 2: Cruise to Mykonos. Cruise your way through the Aegean to the paradise island of Mykonos. Hang out on the island famous for its golden beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere, great shopping & party culture. (B,L,D) Visit Mykonos Town & see the traditional Cycladic-style houses

Day 3: Cruise to Kusadasi & Patmos. Wake up to the Turkish port of Kusadasi. Rummage your way through the Grand Bazaar, take in the stunning views & enjoy the Turkish hospitality. Our next port of call is Patmos, with its sacred spots & wild countryside. Explore the monasteries & traditional settlements or discover the stylish harbour & contemporary boutiques. (B,L,D) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos M Ancient Ephesus through the ages

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Day 4: Cruise to Rhodes. Rhodes has it all, smack in the middle of three continents, it serves up a mix of relics from different civilisations alongside a modern laid-back vibe. Wind your way through the walls of the Old Town & discover life in Medieval Greece, shop up a storm in the waterfront boutiques or dive into the turquoise ocean at one of the spectacular sandy beaches. (B,L,D) See the fortified town of Rhodes

Summer 2015 Code: BBSM disembark & transfer to the hotel, then take the opportunity to start exploring the picture perfect island! (B,L) Visit Heraklion Town Visit the main town of Fira See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini

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Days 6 - 7: Santorini. Two days to enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the island of Santorini. If you’re not shopping or taking in the views, head to one of the distinctive volcanic sand beaches & soak up the breathtaking scenery. By night live like a local & wander through the winding streets, enjoying local delicacies & excellent nightlife. (B)(B) M Boat ride out to the active volcanic island of Nea Kamini Day 8: Santorini to Athens. Cruise onto the final leg of our trip. Arrive in Athens for our final evening together & farewell evening out! (B) M Farewell dinner Day 9: Finish in Athens. Your trip ends after breakfast & check out. (B)

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Port Taxes & Gratuities US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

1639 1639 1639 1679 1679 1679 1639 1639

270 270 270 270 270 270 270 270

1909 1909 1909 1949 1949 1949 1909 1909

2015 May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep

31 14 28 12 26 9 23 6

Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

8 22 6 20 3 17 31 14

* Cruise 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 cost (either twin or triple-share). Or take a single supplement option: add US$470 to twin-share price for a single room/inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price). Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twinshare trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip, it must be a multientry visa. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

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Day 5: Cruise to Crete & Santorini. Today starts in Heraklion, discover the rich history & diverse nature of Greece’s largest island. Then cruise to Santorini, chill out while you sail through the crystal clear water to this iconic Greek island. We will

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2 World Heritage sites visited 1

Nightstops

SPLIT 1

CROATIA

MAKARSKA BOL 1 wild bay 1 1 1 HVAR KORCULA

1

DUBROVNIK 1

ADRIATIC SEA

SAILING

SPLIT

SNAPSHOT

CROATIAN ISLAND HOPPER

7

2 WAYS TO GO

NIGHTS SAILING ACCOMMODATION

8 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$1495 PP*/US$187 P/DAY* SAVE

7 nights twin-share accommodation on a traditional sailing cruise boat

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$150. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

14 INCLUDED MEALS

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING NORTH Day 1: Arrive Dubrovnik. Welcome to Croatia! On arrival in Dubrovnik head to the ship & meet your group & On-board Cruise Rep for a tasty BBQ on board. It’s the perfect way to start a week of relaxation in paradise. (L,D) Day 2: Dubrovnik to Korčula. Today set sail for Korčula, home of Marco Polo. The Old Town’s cobbled streets are perfect for exploring & its hidden bars in old turrets are the ideal spot for a blissful sunset. (B,L) Visit the fortified Old Town

Day 3: Korčula to Hvar. Next up, Hvar! This place has an unexplainable buzz – its port is packed with yachts from all over the world & its old town square & hilltop views are awesome. Getting into the nightlife here is a must. (B)(L) See the Arsenal & the 16th Century fort

Day 4: Hvar to Wild Bay. Today we’re off to our exclusive overnight in a slice of paradise, Wild Bay. Croatia is the jewel of the Adriatic & it’s evident everywhere you look here. Swim in the still blue waters, relax on deck or grab a bit of shut eye – it’s relaxing in paradise at its best. (B,L,D) Day 5: Wild Bay to Bol. It’s on to a new vibe today, Bol on the south of the island of Brac. This quaint little town is perfect for exploring. Hit the gorgeous Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) beach & head to one of the harbour’s little restaurants to grab some delicious local seafood. (B) Visit Zlatni Rat beach M Captain’s dinner

Summer 2015 NORTH Code: BBDI Day 6: Bol to Makarska. Today we head to Makarska with its super sandy beach, long promenade & chilled vibe. For a bit of local action, head to the main square markets. Makarska goes off when the sun goes down, so exploring by night is a must. (B) Day 7: Makarska to Split. Today we cruise on to the Dalmatian capital, Split. Get up close to real Roman heritage when you wander through the domain of Diocletian’s Palace. Tonight, hit the promenade then the Old Town bars for your last night out. (B,L) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split

Day 8: Depart Split. The good times in Croatia end after breakfast this morning, when it’s time to swap Facebook & email addresses & say goodbye to your new friends. (B)

SOUTH This trip follows the same itinerary as the North with the exception of Day 7 where you spend the night in Split. Day 1: Split to Pucisca. (L,D) Day 2: Pucisca to Makarska. (B) Day 3: Makarska to Bol. (B) M Captain’s dinner Day 4: Bol to Wild Bay. (B,L,D) Day 5: Wild Bay to Hvar. (B,L) Day 6: Hvar to Korčula. (B,L) Day 7: Korčula to Dubrovnik. (B,L) M Sea kayaking trip

Start Finish D’rovnik Split

7 continental breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D)

Port Taxes & On or On or above Below Below Supplements above deck Total Cost deck Total Cost US$ pp* US$ pp* US$ pp* US$ pp* US$ pp*

2015 Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep

27 11 25 8 22 5

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

4 18 1 15 29 12

130 130 130 130 130 130

1449 1515 1515 1515 1515 1515

1579 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645

1365 1435 1435 1435 1435 1435

1495 1565 1565 1565 1565 1565

Summer 2015 SOUTH Code: BBSI Start Split

Finish Port Taxes & On or On or above Below Below Total Cost D’rovnik Supplements above deck Total Cost deck US$ pp* US$ pp* US$ pp* US$ pp* US$ pp*

INCLUSIONS • An experienced captain, crew & On-board Cruise Rep • Orientations of all destinations • Port & visitors taxes

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

2015 Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep

27 11 25 8 22 5

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

4 18 1 15 29 12

130 130 130 130 130 130

1449 1515 1515 1515 1515 1515

1579 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645

1365 1435 1435 1435 1435 1435

1495 1565 1565 1565 1565 1565

above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling * Prices solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single on or above deck cabin supplement add US$1065. Single below deck cabin supplement add US$1005. Note: ‘On or Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof porthole & door that opens to the inside. We use a selection of exclusive ‘A’ class boats Northbound – Trip starts 12:00 noon in Dubrovnik & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. Southbound – Trip starts 12:00 noon in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Dubrovnik. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

• Stay on our ‘A’ Class boat – exclusive to Contiki • Comfortable boat with decking for sunbathing • Dinner on two nights, giving you flexibility to explore your way the ports on other nights • Twin-share cabins with private facilities Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS Look for the M symbol in the itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ CROATIAN-HOPPER

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CROATIA

SAILING

8 DAYS - FROM US$1069 PP*/US$134 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$160. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

1 SPLIT

CROATIA

1 MAKARSKA

1 HVAR 1

ADRIATIC SEA

KORCULA

1 TRSTENIK 2 DUBROVNIK

2 World Heritage sites visited 1

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CROATIA ISLAND ESCAPE + CROATIA ISLAND ESCAPE PLUS

SNAPSHOT

7 NIGHTS SAILING ACCOMMODATION 7 nights twin-share accommodation on a traditional sailing cruise boat

14

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

INCLUDED MEALS Day 1: Split to Hvar. All aboard! Jump on board our exclusive boat, meet your On-board Cruise Rep, captain & crew & settle into your cabin as we cruise to Hvar. Check out the town’s stunning square, 16th Century theatre & hilltop fortress for amazing views over the gorgeous harbour. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers over dinner before hitting the town. (L)(D) See the Arsenal & 16th Century fort

like. You could venture further afield on the cable car above Dubrovnik for breathtaking views. (B,D) M Sea kayaking trip

Day 2: Hvar to Korčula. Start the day with a swimming stop before a long lunch on deck as we head to Korčula, home of the famous adventurer, Marco Polo. Get a feel for its buildings, fascinating architecture & stone streets. Tonight, try some locally produced white wines & discover the town’s nightlife. (B,L) Visit the fortified Old Town

Day 6: Trstenik to Makarska. A day’s sailing means time to relax & work on your tan. We’ll dock at Makarska with its long sandy beach & promenade. For a bit of local action, head to the main square & check out the fruit & flower markets. Tonight is yours, so head to a local restaurant & try some grilled fish or a mixed seafood platter. (B,L)

Day 3: Korčula to Dubrovnik. Today we’ll head to stunning Dubrovnik, known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Tonight, hit the pedestrian district of the Old Town & spend your evening exploring the town’s hot spots. (B) See the fortified city & the old port M Dubrovnik walking tour

Day 4: Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik has so much to see & do, so head back to the city or sun worship on amazing beaches. Opt for a kayaking excursion around the old city walls for a different view of the city – you can jump out & stop for swims when you

Day 5: Dubrovnik to Trstenik. Today we’ll sail past the Elaphite islands, known for palms, olive trees, citrus plantations & colourful reefs. Tonight, we’ll dock in the unspoilt village of Trstenik, with its views across the Adriatic Sea. (B,L) M Captain’s dinner

Day 7: Makarska to Split. After drifting past the windsurfer’s paradise of Brac, we’ll cruise to Split. Wander through the domain of Diocletian’s Palace for a piece of Roman heritage, complete with 220 buildings & a huge cathedral. For your last night, soak up Split’s Mediterranean vibes & make your way to one of the fantastic waterfront bars. Later, head back into the maze of streets within the palace walls & discover cool cafés & pumping clubs (B,L) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split

Day 8: Depart Split. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

7 continental breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D)

CROATIA ISLAND ESCAPE

Summer 2015 Code: BBCI Start Split

Finish Split

Port Taxes & On or On or above Below Below Supplements above deck Total Cost deck Total Cost US$ pp* US$ pp* US$ pp* US$ pp* US$ pp*

2015 May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

16 23 30 6 13 17 20 24 27 1 4 8 11 15 18 22 25 29 1 5 8 12 15 19 22 29 5 12 19

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

23 30 6 13 20 24 27 1 4 8 11 15 18 22 25 29 1 5 8 12 15 19 22 26 29 5 12 19 26

130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130

1055 1135 1135 1135 1289 1289 1325 1325 1425 1505 1505 1505 1515 1515 1515 1515 1515 1515 1515 1515 1515 1515 1475 1475 1425 1425 1289 1289 1135

1185 1265 1265 1265 1419 1419 1455 1455 1555 1635 1635 1635 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645 1605 1605 1555 1555 1419 1419 1265

939 975 975 975 1195 1195 1355 1355 1355 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1395 1395 1355 1355 1195 1195 975

1069 1105 1105 1105 1325 1325 1485 1485 1485 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1525 1525 1485 1485 1325 1325 1105

* 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 cost. Single on or above deck cabin supplement add US$1065. Single below deck cabin supplement add US$995. Note: ‘On or Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof port hole & door that opens to the inside. We use a selection of exclusive ‘A’ class boats

INCLUSIONS • An experienced captain & crew with an On-board Cruise Rep • Orientations of all destinations • Port & visitors taxes

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Choice of two different boat options • Comfortable boat with decking for sunbathing • Dinner on two nights, giving you flexibility to explore your way the ports on other nights • Twin-share cabins with private facilities Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Discover the walled city of Dubrovnik on a locally guided walking tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Trip starts 12:00 noon in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. For more ways to save see p.9.

LOCAL CULTURE

CROATIA ISLAND ESCAPE PLUS

Sun seekers listen up. It’s all about the Hula Hula Beach Bar, Hvar. This waterside spot goes off, so grab a towel, hit the sun loungers with a book & laze the day away.

Summer 2015 Code: BBPI Start Split

Finish Split

Port Taxes & On or On or above Below Below Supplements above deck Total Cost deck Total Cost US$ pp* US$ pp* US$ pp* US$ pp* US$ pp*

2015 Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

27 4 11 18 25

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug

4 11 18 25 1

130 130 130 130 130

1549 1635 1635 1635 1635

1679 1765 1765 1765 1765

1475 1535 1535 1535 1535

1605 1665 1665 1665 1665

These dates are for the Croatia Island Escape Plus. Stay in our exclusive air conditioned boats

* 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 cost. Single on or above deck cabin supplement add US$1145. Single below deck cabin supplement add US$1075. Note: ‘On or Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof port hole & door that opens to the inside. We use a selection of exclusive ‘A’ class boats Trip starts 12:00 noon in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. For more ways to save see p.9.

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GREECE

SAILING

8 DAYS - FROM US$1255 PP*/US$157 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$125. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

Athens

Aegina Perdika

Nafplio

Poros

GREECE Spetses

Hydra

Plaka

Places visited

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GREEK SAILING ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Athens to Perdika. It all begins in Athens! First you’ll meet your Skipper & Contiki team, then board the yacht & set sail to stunning Perdika. This little fishing village is a great way to start the trip & indulge in traditional Greek food as you get to know your sailing buddies. Day 2: Perdika to Hydra. Next up: Hydra, an island renowned for its beauty & is bound to impress. En route we will pass some small islands & have some swim stops to cool off in the heat. On arrival, discover as much as you can on foot or donkey, as this little paradise is vehicle-free. Wander the cathedral & monasteries found here, eat some seafood by the water, take a dip in the ocean & get social! (B) Day 3: Hydra to Plaka, Leonidio. Leave Hydra early in the morning & set sail to the south coast of Spetses for a lunch/swim stop in a secluded bay with clear turquoise waters. Then sail south towards the Peloponnese coast, where Plaka of Leonidio is found. A quiet little village with hospitable residents is our next stop. (B) Day 4: Plaka to Nafplio. Get the cameras ready for photo ops in Nafplio, and try delicious local food on its beautiful cobbled streets. Find the local markets & sample some food or hit the shops. If historical fortresses or amazing views are your thing, check out the Palamidi Fortress & Akronafplia Citadel… worth the walk! (B)

Day 5: Nafplio to Spetses. Today, stop for a swim at Zogeria Bay. With a population of just over 4,000 people, this little island offers relaxation the way the Greeks do it best! Enjoy some chill-out time on the beach or indulge in an icy frappuccino to cool off as you wander through the quiet streets, maybe by a horse-drawn carriage. With boutiques & loads to explore, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Next on the list, Spetses. (B) Day 6: Spetses to Poros. Swim at Kounoupi islet & Dhokos to let the basking continue as you stop for a few swimming sessions before docking up in Poros – with its pine, lemon & olive trees dotting the landscape. Pick up some olive oil to take home, or just roll out your towel at Kanali beach & pop into a local tavern for lunch, or head to Askeli for some beachside volleyball. Enjoy every second until the sunsets, then make the most of the night. (B) Day 7: Poros to Aegina. Today we will be heading to another beauty… Aegina! Sail past the uninhabited Moni island on the way, its crystal light blue water & beautiful beaches are utter perfection! Once we’ve dropped anchor in Aegina, make the most of your last night out. (B) Day 8: Aegina to Athens. We pull up the anchor one last time as we head back to Athens. This means it’s time to start saying farewell to the crew, swap contact details & reflect on the trip. (B) Please note: You will help in preparing breakfast, keeping the boat clean & assist in sailing.

Finish Athens

Trip US$ pp*

Food Fund US$ pp*

1175 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1279 1279 1289 1279 1279 1279 1225

50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50

Port Total Taxes Cost US$ pp* US$ pp*

40 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 15 22 29 5

NIGHTS SAILING ACCOMMODATION

7 INCLUDED MEALS

2015 May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

7 7 nights twin berth accommodation on a sailing yacht – exclusive to Contiki

Summer 2015 Code: CCGS Start Athens

SNAPSHOT

Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 22 29 5 12

30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30

1255 1279 1279 1279 1279 1279 1359 1359 1369 1359 1359 1359 1305

* 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 cost.

Single room supplement of US$1175 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 1:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 9:00am in Athens. You will need to bring your own towel. Luggage is limited to a small backpack. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

7 breakfasts (B)

INCLUSIONS • A dedicated on-board skipper • Port & visitors taxes

EXPERIENCE SAILING IN GREECE • Stay on a modern sailing yacht for 10 people – exclusive to Contiki • Breakfast daily • Twin berths with bathrooms on-board • Use of on-board gear like snorkels & goggles & stand up paddle boards

LOCAL CULTURE If time, visit Bouboulina’s Museum, Spetses. Named after the ancient Greek heroine – it’s the perfect spot for an in-depth historical fix.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ GREEK-SAILING

GETTING THERE There are low cost airlines that fly to Athens from London. Flights can get busy, so book in advance for the best deals. Or, book your international flights right through to Athens.

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WINTER & SKI

WINTER IN EUROPE IS MAGICAL & LESS CROWDED. DO WINTER YOUR WAY WITH 33 YEAR-ROUND TRIPS, OR SKI & SNOWBOARD IN AUSTRIA.

INCLUDED • Lots of our trips operate all year round so enjoy Europe in Autumn, Winter & Spring; look out for the w symbol to find out more

• Get around on our modern air-conditioned coaches with powerpoints, on-board WiFi, movies & a killer sound system

• Stay warm & toasty in a great range of hotels, hostels & our exclusive Gasthof Schöneck (guesthouse) in Austria

• ME Time – choose to explore in your own time, or get involved in our ME Time optionals

• A Trip Manager & Driver team who will be your oracle on all things Europe • Inclusions – from the must-see sights to the less obvious, but equally amazing stuff

• More choices: on our ski tours travel by coach from London, or make your own way to Wörgl train station (easy access from Munich or Salzburg airports) or Innsbruck Airport, and we’ll pick you up for free!

OUR TRIPS DISCOVERY PLUS

HIGH ENERGY

Winter Wanderer ......................................................................... w p.148

Ski or Board Austria ................................................................... w p.150

For more Winter departures, look for the w icons on p.168

WAYS TO STAY

Contiki.com/winter-ski

HOTELS

HOSTELS

From US$146 per day

From US$103 per day

See winter at Contiki.com/watch-winter-ski

We Love WiFi – stay connected with WiFi at many Winter overnights.

AMSTERDAM

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34 TRIPS FROM 5 DAYS TO 25 DAYS

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FRANCE/SWITZERLAND WINTER SPAIN/MONACO/ITALY VATICAN CITY/AUSTRIA GERMANY/CZECH REPUBLIC NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM IN TRANSIT 24 DAYS - FROM US$3495 PP*/US$146 P/DAY* SAVE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$370. SEE P.9 FOR DETAILS

NORTH SEA

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Poland

Ruhr Valley

London Dover

Dresden

Calais

BELGIUM ENGLISH CHANNEL

2 PRAGUE

GERMANY

Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP

2 PARIS

Mauthausen

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

AUSTRIA

SWITZ

FRANCE

Hungary

2 LUCERNE

Dolomite Mountains

Barberino (Designer outlet mall) Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

SPAIN

13 World Heritage sites visited 1

ROME

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Slovenia

ITALY

LYON 1

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2 BARCELONA

Slovakia

2 VIENNA

2 VENICE

Croatia

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1 FLORENCE

ADRIATIC SEA

Vatican City

2 ROME

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

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SNAPSHOT

WINTER WANDERER

23 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 23 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

34

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Day 2: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Parisian cabaret show & three-course meal Day 3: Paris to Lucernce. Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B)(D) Day 4: Lucerne. Soak up the alpine beauty of this lake town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) See the wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument

• •

Day 5: Lucerne to Lyon. We leave the mountains behind as we head back to France, passing through the scenic countryside of the Rhône-Alpes on our way to the gastronomic capital of France, Lyon. Hotel. (B) Day 6: Lyon to Barcelona. Head through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains, on to the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. (B,D) Day 7: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional flamenco show! (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

• •

Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through Provence, past Cannes, to the glamorous resort town of Nice on the French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Day 9: French Riviera. Do as the locals do – stroll through markets, check out the many museums & shop the upscale boutiques. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! (B) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• • •

Day 10: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa M Entry to one of the largest nighclubs & one drink

Day 11: Florence to Rome. A local Florentine guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. (B,D) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & the Roman Forum in Rome

• • •

Day 12: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B)

See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums Day 13: Rome to Venice. Pick up some fashion labels at bargain prices this morning – there’s your chance to shop ‘til you drop at a designer outlet mall in Barberino en route to Venice. (B,D) Day 14: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

• •

Day 15: Venice to Vienna. Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna. (B) Day 16: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to explore the city’s wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture & of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road M Schnaps Museum visit & tasting

• •

Day 17: Vienna to Munich. Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial en route to Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B) Visit the Mauthausen Memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

• • •

Day 18: Munich to Prague. Wind through the German countryside & Bohemia to Prague, the “City of a Thousand Spires”. (B,D) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

• •

Day 19: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & crystal beads. (B) M Scenic river cruise with lunch Day 20: Prague to Berlin. Bite into some local fare at your stop in Dresden en route to über-cool Berlin. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building

Day 21: Berlin. Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) Take in commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided historical walking tour

INCLUDED MEALS

Winter 2015 Code: WWHL Start London or Paris

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp*

16 18 23 30 6 13 18 20 25 27 2 4 7 9 11 13 14 16 18 20 22

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp*

2015

2015 Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

Start London or Paris

23 continental breakfasts (B), 11 three-course dinners (D)

● ■ ▲ ✦ ◆ ✱ ✝ ✚

Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan

8 10 15 22 29 6 11 13 18 20 25 27 30 1 3 5 6 8 10 12 14

3655 3655 3655 3655 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3715 3715 3715 3715

Dec Dec Dec Dec

▼ ★ ◗ ✤

16 18 20 22

3715 3715 3715 3715

1 Jan 24 3 Jan 26 5 Jan 28 8 Jan 31 15 Feb 7 20 Feb 12 22 Feb 14 29 ✜ Feb 21 5 ✜ Feb 28 19 Mar 13 26 Mar 20 4 Mar 27 11 Apr 3 18 Apr 10

3715 3715 3715 3715 3715 3495 3495 3495 3495 3495 3495 3495 3565 3565

24 26 28 30

Jan Jan Jan Jan

2016 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

* 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 cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$915 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. ✦ Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. ◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat through the canals of Venice • A moving experience at the Mauthausen Memorial Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

✱ Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. ✝

Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome.

ME TIME OPTIONS

✚ Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. ▼ Spend New Year’s Eve in the French Riviera. ★ Spend New Year’s Eve in Barcelona. ◗

Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne.

✤ Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. ✜ This trip will be in Venice during the Carnival. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.161. For travel insurance see p.163.

M Indulge at a Swiss fondue lunch M Flamenco dance show M Evening canal boat cruise in Amsterdam See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Head to the Rathausplatz in Vienna at Christmas time. The wurst, glühwein, the brass bands & falling snow – perfect!

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Day 22: Berlin to Amsterdam. Motor down the autobahn to free-wheeling Amsterdam. (B,D) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night

Day 23: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house

Day 24: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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SKI OR BOARD AUSTRIA

SKIING OR BOARDING IN EUROPE IS UNBEATABLE. FROM PICTURE PERFECT SKI VILLAGES TO LOADS OF ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES & THE TRUE HOME OF APRÈS SKI, HOPFGARTEN IN AUSTRIA IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR A DOSE OF THE EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN LIFESTYLE. START & END IN LONDON OR HOPFGARTEN. SNAPSHOT BREAKFAST DAILY

INCLUSIONS • Stay in Contiki’s own Gasthof (guesthouse) • Flexible 1 & 2 week options • Great rates for ski essentials like lessons & gear hire • Travel by coach from London or make your own way there • Experienced Contiki on-site team EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • A personal Ski Guide: Get to know the mountain on our free guided piste tours. Our Local Ski Guide runs 2 free tours per week, once at the start to show you the ropes, then later on to help uncover some hidden spots. • A Salzburg day trip: See more of the region on a day trip to the home of The Sound of Music. Relax & explore this stunning World Heritage listed Old Town, overlooked by Hohensalzburg Castle. • The Contiki Grand Slam: Show off your skills with our downhill ski race. ME TIME OPTIONS M Night skiing M Tandem paragliding with amazing views VISIT CONTIKI.COM/SKI

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WHERE YOU’RE HEADED: Hopfgarten village, in the Austrian Tyrol, is the perfect location for a ski or boarding holiday. At the gateway to Europe’s top ski region, the SkiWelt, it’s perfect for indulging in loads of on & off piste action. The SkiWelt is perfect for serious skiers, boarders & learners alike. Boasting over 279km (174 miles) of piste, with gondolas & chair lifts, near perfect terrain & one of the biggest artificial snow making networks in Europe. 2 WAYS TO GO: Travel on the coach from London, or meet us there. If you prefer to fly, we offer free transfers from Innsbruck airport & Wörgl train station (easy links from Munich & Salzburg airports to Wörgl). PERFECT FOR ALL LEVELS: Beginner: With 124km of easy runs, SkiWelt has the perfect terrain for beginners. Combined with our great value ski school, you’ll be up on the slopes in no time. Intermediate: Want to improve on your technique? Loads of intermediate runs mean you really test your skills. Advanced: Plenty of black runs will keep the keenest of keen skiers & riders challenged.

WHERE YOU STAY & WHAT’S INCLUDED: Our own Gasthof features single, twin & quad-share rooms (most with private facilities), plus internet facilities & WiFi. Hang up your boots, chill in the exclusive Contiki bar, or join one of our famous party nights. We include a hot buffet breakfast daily & for a small pre-booked supplement we’ll also include 5 three-course dinners (or ten for a 2-week holiday), all prepared on site. GOT A SMART PHONE? You can download the SkiWelt’s own App, the SkiWelt iTrailMap before you leave home. It’s got everything you need, from ski maps, 3D map with GPS, lift status updates, the weather, web cams & more. OUR ON-SITE TEAM: The knowledge & expertise of our team is what makes the real difference. They all live in Hopfgarten, so they know what’s hot to do both on & off the slopes. APRÈS SKI: European après ski is an essential part of any Winter holiday. Literally meaning ‘after ski’, with drinking, dancing & socialising in Hopfgarten’s bars, clubs & outdoor schnaps stands, it’s a perfect way to finish up your days.

SKI ESSENTIALS – GEAR & HIRE Don’t buy expensive new gear before you go - we’ll kit you out with hire gear, clothing & equipment when you arrive. At ski school, our English-speaking instructors will teach you the right techniques to get you up on the slopes, or for the more experienced, teach you ways to improve your know-how.

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US$610

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US$200

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US$195

US$195

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US$165

US$165

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SKI

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15 Nights (13 days ski) Start Finish London London

US$ pp*

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2015

SKI OR BOARD AUSTRIA COACH FROM LONDON

Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25

Dec 19 Dec 26 Jan 2

929 929 929

2016 Jan 1 Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan 22 Jan 29 Feb 5 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar

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Note: Ski Plus trips include transfers from London. Trip starts 7:00pm in London on Fridays & ends approx 10:00pm in London on Saturdays. * Important: Prices are per person, quad share & don’t include airfares. Single supp: 1 week add: US$510. 2 weeks add: US$945. Twin-share supp: 1 week add: US$205. 2 weeks add: US$379. Half board supp: 5 nights add: US$75. 10 nights add: US$150.

SAVE

BOOK A WINTER EUROPE TRIP AT THE SAME TIME AS A 2 WEEK SKI TRIP & SAVE UP TO US$50. SEE P.9.

SNAPSHOT

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NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS Twin or quad-share accommodation

8/15

INCLUDED MEALS Breakfast Daily (B)

INCLUSIONS • Experienced Contiki on-site team • Contiki exclusives including: FREE ski guide, Salzburg day trip & Contiki ski slam race • Included overnight coach travel from London • Access to Contiki’s exclusive Bar Schöneck themed party nights • Half board options available (for a small supplement) VISIT CONTIKI.COM/SKI

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14 Nights (13 days ski) Start Finish US$ Hopfgarten Hopfgarten pp*

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7/14 NIGHTS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$795 PP*/US$114 P/DAY*

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2016 Jan 2 Jan 9 Jan 16 Jan 23 Jan 30 Feb 6 Feb 13 Feb 20

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1495 1495 1495 1495 1495 1495 1495 1495

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Note: Ski Plus trips include transfers from London. Trip starts 7:00pm in London on Fridays & ends approx 10:00pm in London on Saturdays. * Important: Prices are per person, quad share & don’t include airfares. Single supp: 1 week add: US$510. 2 weeks add: US$945. Twin-share supp: 1 week add: US$205. 2 weeks add: US$379. Half board supp: 5 nights add: US$75. 10 nights add: US$150.

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TRIP + 2 WEEK SKI TRIP COMBINATION DISCOUNTS APPLY WHEN YOU BOOK A WINTER EUROPE TRIP AT THE SAME TIME AS A SKI TRIP. SAVE UP TO US$50 OFF THE COST OF THE SKI TRIP. SEE P.9.

SNAPSHOT

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NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS Twin or quad-share accommodation

7/14

INCLUDED MEALS Breakfast Daily (B)

INCLUSIONS • Experienced Contiki on-site team • Contiki exclusives including: FREE ski guide, Salzburg day trip & Contiki ski slam race • FREE coach pickup from Innsbruck airport or Wörgl train station (easy access for Munich or Salzburg airports) • Access to Contiki’s exclusive Bar Schöneck themed party nights • Half board options available (for a small supplement) VISIT CONTIKI.COM/SKI

SkiWelt - recently voted Top Resort in a survey of 70 resorts in 8 countries. Mountain Restaurants: 63

Lifts & Cable Cars: 14 Cable cars 1 Funicular railway 15 Detachable chairlifts 22 Chairlifts 24 Drag lifts 15 Practice lifts

SkiWelt: Beginners runs: 63 (blue) Total length 124km Intermediate runs: 51 (red) Total length 128km Advanced runs: 7 (black) Total length 27km

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FESTIVALS & SHORT STAYS

WE’VE GOT YEAR-ROUND FESTIVALS & EVENTS SORTED WITH A LINE-UP OF BIG FESTIVALS, CLASSIC FAVOURITES, DAY TRIPS & CHRISTMAS OR NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS. INCLUDED

• Check out our festival itineraries for dinner inclusions

• Inclusions – from orientations in the cities you visit to the quirky tips & insider info from our team

• A range of accommodation from centrally located hotels, modern hostels & camping

• Get around on our modern air-conditioned coaches with powerpoints, on-board WiFi, DVD player & a killer sound system

• A Trip Manager & Driver team on short stays & day trips

• ME Time – choose to explore in your own time, or get involved in our must-do ME Time optionals

• Breakfast included every day!

• A knowledgeable crew on our festival trips

OUR TRIPS p.154

Amsterdam for Easter..................p.157

Amsterdam King’s Day .........

Oktoberfest.......................................p.155

Paris for Christmas ........................p.158

St Patrick’s Day in Dublin ..........p.160

ANZAC Classic / Odyssey............p.156

Amsterdam for Christmas..........p.158

Hogmanay in Edinburgh ............p.160

London Explorer .............................p.157

Paris for New Year .........................p.159

Royal Ascot .......................................p.157

Amsterdam for New Year ...........p.159

Sziget.............................................

WAYS TO STAY

Contiki.com/festivals-short-stays

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New Trips

HOTELS

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From US$88 per day

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Discover festival fun at Contiki.com/watch-festivals-short-stays

p.159

Stay connected with WiFi at selected overnight stops.

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BERLIN 2 GERMANY Dresden

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NEW TRIP

12 INCLUDED MEALS

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

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9 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Orientation tour of each city • Local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Tickets to 3 days of the festival Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with •

ME TIME OPTIONS M Bunker Tour in Prague M Mozart & Strauss concert in Vienna See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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Day 1: Arrive Berlin. Check-in to your hostel & meet up with your Contiki crew in über-cool Berlin! With two nights in this historical hot spot, you’ve got time to find out what makes Germany’s capital one of the most cutting-edge cities in the world. (D) Orientation of the city

Day 2: Berlin. Today why not join a Local Guide for a city tour? Or with your free time, get inspired by Berlin’s creative scene & check out its galleries & street art, hit the shops, or do as the Berliners do & grab a curry wurst (a local favourite) & kick back at a Bierkeller (German beer house). Then top off your time in Berlin with some of your new friends & explore the city’s legendary nightlife. (B) See the Reichstag, Tiergarten & Brandenburg Gate M Berlin historical walking tour Day 3: Berlin to Prague. Heading south, we roll on to Dresden, often dubbed ‘Florence of the North’ because of its beauty. Then we head over the border & into the Czech Republic to the beautiful & atmospheric city of Prague. Get straight into the city’s historic heart with a walking tour. By night, Prague is loaded with all types of music, from jazz bars & hip DJs to opera. (B)(D) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden

Day 4: Prague. More free time means you can get deeper into Prague’s Old Town in your own time. Slow the pace down & give yourself a chance to uncover its hidden treasures. Choose a bike ride & take in views of the city. With a night off, park yourself at a table in the Old Town, enjoy some world-famous Czech pilsner, people-watch & try out some of the traditional local dumplings. (B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square

the Old Town Square & see the • Visit Astronomical Clock M Guided bike ride Day 5: Prague to Vienna. We hit the road this morning & travel to Vienna, via World Heritagelisted Kutná Hora. Maybe choose to visit the chilling Sedlec Ossuary – a small chapel containing the bones of over 40,000 people, arranged artistically to form the decorations & furnishings inside! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House M Old Vienna Schnaps Museum Day 6: Vienna. Today there’s free time to check out the magnificent squares & majestic palaces or wander along the river Danube. Tonight, opt to experience Vienna’s musical legacy with a Mozart & Strauss concert in one of the city’s imperial palaces. (B) Day 7: Vienna to Budapest/Sziget. Today we head to Budapest. With two cities rolled into one, this exotic town has a bit of everything. Prepare to celebrate the 23rd edition of Sziget! With 400,000 fans on one beautiful island in the heart of the city, it’s going to be an unforgettable experience. Day 8: Budapest/Sziget. Wake up, have breakfast & prepare to celebrate another day at Sziget! Before heading to the island for another day of surreal festivities, you could go sightseeing around the city & enjoy a lunch cruise! (B) M River cruise with lunch Day 9: Budapest/Sziget. It’s your final day at the festival, so make the most of every moment. Today Sziget will be going off… start the day chilling in the beach section & enjoy the summer sun, then hit the main stages & party with your crew into the night. Expect an unforgettable night! (B) Day 10: Depart Budapest. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to share your contact details & say farewell to your new Sziget friends. (B)

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Finish Budapest

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Food Fund US$ pp*

Total Cost US$ pp*

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150

1515

2015 Aug 8

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free upgrades to twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Trip starts 3:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 10:00am in Budapest. For more ways to save see p.9. For travel insurance see p.163.

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OKTOBERFEST START & END IN LONDON OR MUNICH. THREE WAYS TO GO – HOTEL, HOSTEL & CAMPING

FESTIVAL

Girls grab your dirndl, guys don some lederhosen & head to Munich. Be part of the world’s biggest beer festival – Oktoberfest! The vibe will have you indulging in steins, whilst singing & dancing like only the Germans can. Try wurst, succulent half-chickens & pretzels & if you feel like taking a break from the beer halls, head to the amusement park or market stalls for some action. With free day trips, breakfast included daily, options on how you travel, plus our awesome team to complete the experience, Contiki is the only way to do Oktoberfest. Stay your way... Choose to camp in pre-erected tents, stay in a hostel or take it up a notch on our hotel trips. Choose to travel on the coach from London, or make your own way to Munich & join us there. SNAPSHOT BREAKFAST DAILY

INCLUSIONS • An experienced Festival Crew • Modern air-con coach with powerpoints from London to Munich • Regular transfers from accommodation to festival site • Contiki Oktoberfest souvenir

CAMPING

HOSTEL

HOTEL

START & END LONDON

START & END LONDON

START & END LONDON

7 DAYS US$635pp / Sep 17th-23rd 5 DAYS US$505pp / Sep 24th-28th & Sep 29th-Oct 3rd

7 DAYS US$835pp / Sep 17th-23rd 6 DAYS US$735pp / Sep 22nd-27th, Sep 26th-Oct 1st & Sep 30th-Oct 5th

6 DAYS US$935pp / Sep 22nd-27th,

Accommodation: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattresses (a sleeping bag & towel are required) Transport: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings Trip starts: 2:00pm & ends approx. 9:00pm-Midnight

Accommodation: Multi-share hostel accommodation (a towel is required) Transport: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings Trip starts: 7:00pm & ends approx. 9:00pm-Midnight

START & END MUNICH

START & END MUNICH

START & END MUNICH

6 DAYS US$439pp / Sep 18th-23rd 4 DAYS US$315pp / Sep 25th-28th & Sep 30rd-3rd Oct

6 DAYS US$645pp / Sep 18th-23rd 5 DAYS US$559pp / Sep 23rd-27th Sep 27th-Oct 1st & Oct 1st-5th

5 DAYS US$795pp / Sep 23rd-27th, Sep 27th-Oct 1st, Oct 1st-5th 6 DAYS US$915pp / Sep 18th-23rd

Accommodation: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattresses (a sleeping bag & towel are required) Transport: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings Trip starts: 2:00pm & ends approx. 9:00pm-Midnight

Accommodation: Multi-share hostel accommodation (a towel is required) Trip starts: 2:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am

Accommodation: Twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. Singles available for a supplement Trip starts: 2:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am

Accommodation: Twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. Singles available for a supplement Transport: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings Trip starts: 7:00pm & ends approx. 9:00pm-Midnight

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Guided walking tour of Munich: See Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel, the Rathaus, Munich Residenz, Frauenkirche & Viktulienmarkt • Day trip to the moving Dachau concentration camp memorial ME TIME OPTIONS M Munich bike tour CONTIKI.COM/OKTOBERFEST

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SNAPSHOT SHORT STAYS

4 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

ANZAC

3 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation, 1 night out under the stars

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5/4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$535 PP*/US$134 P/DAY* 3 World Heritage sites visited

INCLUDED MEALS 3 continental breakfasts (B)

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Guide & Driver • Modern, air-conditioned coach for return journey from Istanbul to Gallipoli • Sightseeing tours as described in itinerary • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Contiki hoodie • Services of an experienced & fully licensed Turkish Guide • Attendance at the Dawn Service on North Beach & the opportunity to attend the National Services at Lone Pine & Chunuk Bair (must already have ticket from ballot) • Opportunity to wander through the Gallipoli landing sites, battlegrounds, cemeteries & memorials • Fully guided walking tour of Old Istanbul including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia & Hippodrome VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ANZAC

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Summer 2015 Code: BBAO (5 DAY) Code: BBAC (4 DAY)

ODYSSEY 5 DAYS

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GO CONTIKI ANZAC With an experienced English-speaking Turkish guide, you’ll pay tribute to the ANZACs who fought at Gallipoli in 1915. Discover ANZAC Cove, attend the memorial ceremonies & be there for the Dawn Service. Back in Istanbul, you’re close to the action & on our city tour you’ll check out all the key sites like the Blue Mosque & Grand Bazaar. And with your comfy commemorative hoodie you’ll keep your travel memories fresh back home. If you weren’t successful in the ballot, join our Ultimate European trip departing on March 28th to see the ANZAC ceremony from the water. Be part of the experience watching the action on big screens from a boat.

Day 5: Istanbul. It’s time to swap emails with your trip mates this morning, as your 5-day ANZAC adventure ends after breakfast. (B)

Start Istanbul

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Day 3: ANZAC Day at Gallipoli. We’ll wake up before sunrise to experience the moving Dawn Service & walk in the footsteps of the soldiers up the very same cliffs as the ANZAC troops. We’ll pay our respects at the National Services for Australian troops at Lone Pine & the New Zealand troops at Chunuk Bair before returning to Istanbul. See ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Chunuk Bair & Johnston’s Jolly

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Day 2: Istanbul to Gallipoli. Today we’ll start our pilgrimage to Gallipoli & prepare to feel this buzzing atmosphere, where we’ll join thousands of others for this incredible experience, sleeping out under the stars before taking part in tomorrow’s ANZAC Dawn Service. (B)

Day 4: Istanbul. After breakfast, we’ll head out to explore the city on a guided tour. With a free afternoon, there are heaps of options for your time here. Otherwise, live a bit of Istanbul’s daily life. Try your hand at backgammon in a sidewalk café & watch the crowds go by as you sip on Turkish coffee. (B) Visit the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar & the Spice Market with a Local Guide See the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace & Suleymaniye Mosque M Optional dinner & belly dancing show

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CLASSIC 4 DAYS FROM US$535* US$134 PER DAY STUCK FOR TIME? We’ve got a shorter version of the 5-day ANZAC Odyssey trip which ends at midday on Day 4.

Please note: Due to the high level of interest in attending the 2015 ANZAC Ceremony at Gallipoli, the Australian & New Zealand governments decided on a ballot system to allocate tickets. This ballot closed in January 2014, with successful applicants notified in March/April 2014. Contiki were not able to apply for tickets on behalf of our passengers. If you have been successful in gaining a place in the ballot, then we invite you to join one of our trips. If you have not been successful in the ballot, then why not consider visiting Gallipoli as part of a bigger trip around Europe at another time, when it will be much quieter.

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Contiki’s Basement in London is your home away from home, a friendly space for you to chill out, meet other travellers & get your bearings in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Feel free to make use of the services provided by Contiki’s resident staff & use the Basement as your London launch pad to kick-start your holiday of a lifetime. The Basement is also full of awesome travel resources & help for people staying in London, including an internet café to keep in touch with friends & family, luggage storage while you explore the city & a mail pickup point. It’s also the departure point for all our trips that start in London.

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2 NIGHT PACKAGE • 2 nights accommodation (more on p.16-17) • Continental breakfast daily • Return Heathrow airport transfer on the London Underground • Open top bus tour • London theatre show tickets (stalls or dress circle) • Contiki Basement team • “Welcome to London” info booklet

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LONDON EXPLORER

Basement Opening Times May to Sept: 9:00am - 8:00pm Oct to April: 11:00am - 7:00pm

It’s easy to get to the Contiki Basement. It’s conveniently located at the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0DG. It’s a few minutes walk from Russell Square Underground Station, so it’s nice & central. For directions from London airports visit contiki.com/basement

LONDON STAY LONGER With so much going on in London, why not check it out for yourself. Our great hotel rates make staying longer in London easy. Royal National Hotel: Bedford Way, WC1H 0DG, London. Tel: +44 207 637 2488 Accommodation is based on twin or triple-share. Summer stay longer rate: Twin US$90 Triple US$69 Winter stay longer rate: Twin US$85 Triple US$65

Imperial Hotel: Russell Square, WC1B 5BB, London. Tel: +44 207 837 3655 Accommodation is based on single or twin-share. Summer stay longer rate: Single US$165 Twin US$110 Winter stay longer rate: Single US$139 Twin US$95

Getting there (for both hotels): From Heathrow Airport catch the Piccadilly Underground Line to Russell Square station (approx. £8) – travel time approx. 1 hour. The hotel is a short walk from the station. From Gatwick or Stansted airports, catch a train into central London & then catch a taxi to the hotel.

SHORT STAYS & DAY TRIPS ROYAL ASCOT

EASTER IN AMSTERDAM

1 DAY FROM US$135pp*

4 DAYS FROM US$415pp* US$104 per day

June 20th 2015

April 3rd - 6th 2015

Try one of our day festivals for a great day out in London! With Royal Ascot – get your glam gear on & rub shoulders with the rich & famous at this ultimate British day out. Keep an eye on contiki.com for more day festivals & events.

Be part of a 4-day Easter party with Contiki in the happening city of Amsterdam. Take a bike ride or canal cruise then explore the city’s many museums, like Van Gogh or even the home of Heineken! Or take time to relax & enjoy one of the city’s many cafés & restaurants. VISIT CONTIKI.COM/EASTER

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ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

SNAPSHOT

3

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 3 nights twin or quad-share hotel accommodation

5

INCLUDED MEALS

SHORT STAY

CHRISTMAS IN AMSTERDAM START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM 4 DAYS -

COUNTRY FROM US$485 PP*/US$122 P/DAY*

3 continental breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 1 three-course dinner (D)

Day 1: London to Amsterdam. (or meet in Amsterdam). Meet up with your Contiki team as we make our way to Amsterdam to start your Christmas, Dutch-style. On arrival, we’ll show you the sights on a walking tour of the infamous Red Light District. (D) Day 2: Amsterdam. Gelukkig Kerstfeest! Take it easy this morning before indulging in a delicious Christmas feast. Get into the Christmas spirit with your travel buddies & maybe take a canal cruise of the city. (B,L) Day 3: Amsterdam. Head out & explore in your owntime today. Maybe hire a bike, relax at a café or checkout a gallery. Tonight, grab a bite at one of the many local restaurants & then keep the Christmas spirit going by heading out to a local bar or nightclub. (B)

INCLUSIONS • Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings

Day 4: Amsterdam to London. (or end Amsterdam). It’s time to say goodbye this morning as we head back to London, where your trip ends on arrival. Or if you’re staying on in Amsterdam, your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Christmas day lunch • See the city’s canals & gable houses by night • Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house ME TIME OPTIONS

Winter 2015 Code: WAXM

M Canal cruise

4

INCLUDED MEALS 3 continental breakfasts (B), 1 three-course dinner (D)

INCLUSIONS • Trip Manager & Driver team • Ferry crossings EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Christmas day lunch • See the White Cliffs of Dover • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral • Seine river cruise ME TIME OPTIONS M Paris cabaret show & glass of champagne

Twin US$ pp*

Quad US$ pp*

2015 Dec 24

Dec 27

565

485

Start 7:00am in London or approx. 5:30pm in Amsterdam & end 8:00am in Amsterdam or approx. 6:30pm in London.

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

SNAPSHOT NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

Finish London

If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ AMSTERDAM-CHRISTMAS

3

Start London

SHORT STAY

CHRISTMAS IN PARIS START & END IN LONDON OR PARIS 4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$595 PP*/US$149 P/DAY*

Day 1: London to Paris. (or meet in Paris). Meet up with your Contiki team in London before heading for a taste of how the French do Christmas. Tonight we’ll tour the city icons like the Arc de Triomphe & Eiffel Tower. Day 2: Paris. Joyeux Noël! Get a truly unique Parisian experience on an included cruise down the river Seine, or maybe take in the epic views from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Later, indulge in a delicious French Christmas feast & wine as you celebrate with your new travel buddies. (B)(L) Day 3: Paris. Today is yours! From people watching to the city’s museums & art, there’s so much to see. Maybe ask your Trip Manager where’s best to experience the cool Christmas vibes. (B) Day 4: Paris to London. (or end Paris). It’s time to say ‘au revoir’ to Paris this morning as we head back to London, where your trip ends upon arrival. Or if you’re staying on in Paris, your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Winter 2015 Code: WPXM Start London

2015 Dec 24

Finish London

Twin Single US$ pp* US$ pp

Dec 27 595

775

If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

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ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING SHORT STAY

NEW YEAR IN AMSTERDAM 4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$515 PP*/US$129 P/DAY*

Day 1: London to Amsterdam. (or meet in Amsterdam). Meet up with your Contiki team & travel to Amsterdam, one of Europe’s New Year party hot spots. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel before taking a walk through the Red Light District. (D) Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. This morning enjoy some sightseeing with free time to explore on your own. Shop on the Kalverstraat, get a culture fix at a gallery or head to the cafés & restaurants & get amongst the atmosphere. Tonight start the New Year celebrations at a local bar before experiencing the awesome vibes that make the city go off! (B)

SNAPSHOT NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Start London

Finish London

Twin Quad US$ pp* US$ pp*

3 nights twin or quad-share hotel accommodation

2015 Dec 30

Jan 2

605

4

515

If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Start 7:00am in London or approx. 5:30pm in Amsterdam & end 8:00am in Amsterdam or approx. 6:30pm in London.

Day 3: New Year’s Day in Amsterdam. Welcome 2016! Explore even more of the city your way. Tonight, see Amsterdam’s canals & cable houses from another view on an optional canal cruise. (B)

NEW YEAR IN PARIS 4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$595 PP*/US$149 P/DAY*

Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Paris. The city is yours to explore. Walk down the Champs-Élysées, visit one of the city’s many museums or take a seat in a typical Parisian café & people watch. Tonight, get ready to kick off your New Year celebrations. (B)

• Exclusive entry into nightclub for New Year’s Eve • See the city’s canals & gable houses by night VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ AMSTERDAM

SNAPSHOT

Winter 2015 Code: WPNY Start London

Finish London

Twin Single US$ pp* US$ pp*

2015 Dec 30

Jan 2

595

805

If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$379 PP*/US$95 P/DAY* NEW TRIP

Day 2: Amsterdam. Today is all about getting local. Take to the streets & wander along shady canals past the gable houses, & shopaholics will love the many boutiques & chain stores that line the central city. Later explore the city by night as we take a walk through the city’s colourful Red Light District! (B)

INCLUDED MEALS 3 continental breakfasts (B), 1 three-course dinner (D)

ME TIME OPTIONS M Paris cabaret

2 World Heritage sites visited VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ PARIS

SNAPSHOT

Winter 2015 Code: CCKD Start London

Finish London

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015 April 25

April 28

379

If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Start 7:30am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Amsterdam & end 8:00am in Amsterdam or approx. 6:30pm in London.

3

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 3 nights quad-share hostel accommodation

4 INCLUDED MEALS 3 continental breakfasts (B), 1 three-course dinner (D)

INCLUSIONS • Trip Manager & Driver team

• Walking tour of the city by night, including

the Red Light District Day 3: Amsterdam King’s Day. Get ready for the epic party that is King’s Day! With around 1 million revellers dressed in anything & everything orange, don’t forget to wear something in their national colour, the sillier the better of course! Amsterdam really comes alive today, so get out into the action. Proost! (B)

4

• Ferry crossings

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

AMSTERDAM KING’S DAY

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

INCLUSIONS • Trip Manager & Driver team

Day 4: Paris to London. (or end Paris). Say ‘au revoir’ before we journey to Calais to catch the ferry back to London where the trip ends on arrival. Or if you’re staying on in Paris, your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Day 1: London to Amsterdam. (Or meet in Amsterdam). Meet up with your Contiki team this morning before we make our way to the relaxed city of Amsterdam, for the Dutch National Day & one of the world’s coolest street parties. Tonight you can get straight into the action with an optional canal cruise & drinks! (D) M Canal cruise

3

Start 7:00am in London or approx. 5:00pm in Paris & end 9:00am in Paris or approx. 6:30pm in London.

Day 3: New Year’s Day in Paris. Happy New Year! This morning see a different side of the city with an included cruise along the river Seine, then indulge in dinner with the group, before the option to see a famous Parisian cabaret show. (B,D)

SHORT STAY

INCLUSIONS • Trip Manager & Driver team

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: London to Paris. (or meet in Paris). Meet up with your Contiki team in London before making your way across the Channel to the chic French capital. Soak up the stylish Parisian atmosphere on an evening “City of Lights” tour. You’ll see all the icons like the Arc de Triomphe & the unforgettable Eiffel Tower.

INCLUDED MEALS

3 continental breakfasts (B), 1 three-course dinner (D)

• Ferry crossings

Day 4: Amsterdam to London. (or end Amsterdam). This morning we make our way back to London where your trip ends on arrival. Or if you’re staying on in Amsterdam, your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

SHORT STAY

3

Winter 2015 Code: WANY

• Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed • Ferry crossings Day 4: Amsterdam to London. (Or end Amsterdam). It’s time to say goodbye fun of King’s Day, so catch up on some sleep as we circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel to England. Our trip ends in London where it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

ME TIME OPTIONS M Volendam restaurant dinner VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ KINGSDAY

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SNAPSHOT

Hotel Code: WWPH

3

Start London

Finish London

Twin Single US$ pp* US$ pp*

2015 Mar 15

Mar 18

565

NIGHTS HOSTEL OR HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 3 nights twin-share hotel accom OR 3 nights multi-share (up to 8 people) hostel accom (en suite or shared facilities)

3

INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B)

2016 Mar 16

SHORT STAY

669

719

Hostel Code: WWPT

ST. PATRICK’S DAY START & END IN LONDON OR DUBLIN

Start London

Finish London

Shared En-suite US$ pp* US$ pp*

2015 Mar 15

Mar 18

399

458

Start in Dublin deduct US$50. 2016 Mar 16

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$349 PP*/US$88 P/DAY*

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • See Trinity College, the monument of light, Parnell Square & St. Stephen’s Green. • Experience fun, festivities, parades & “the craic” in Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day • Contiki St. Patrick’s souvenir • Queue jumping entry to Guinness Storehouse

Mar 19

Start in Dublin deduct US$50. Triple-share reduction of US$49.

CHOOSE TO STAY IN A HOTEL OR HOSTEL INCLUSIONS • Trip Manager

615

Start in Dublin deduct US$50. Triple-share reduction of US$55.

Mar 19

465

535

Start in Dublin deduct US$50. Pricing above includes coach from London. Trips start 6:45am in London or approx. 5:00pm in Dublin & end 10:00am in Dublin or approx. 8:00pm in London. NB: In 2016 itinerary for Day 2 & 3 will be switched.

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING Day 1: London to Dublin. (or meet in Dublin). Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or join us later in Dublin). Dublin is the ultimate place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Tonight, get the party started with a night out on the town. Day 2: Dublin. This morning we’ll show you the sights on our walking tour, topped off with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, where you can try the ultimate Irish drop at the SkyBar, with its 360º city views. With a free afternoon, go local & explore, or head to the popular Temple Bar district & get amongst the buzzing pub vibes. (B)

Day 3: Dublin. Today is going to be epic, as you take part in Ireland’s biggest annual party, where locals & travellers take to the streets to celebrate like only the Irish can. With packed streets, singing, dancing & good times all day & all night, live it just like the locals! (B) Day 4: Dublin to London. (or end Dublin). Chill or get some much needed sleep on the coach as your trip ends on arrival in London. Or if you’re staying on in Dublin, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/dublin for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME Time optionals

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DUBLIN

SNAPSHOT

5 Day Code: WWHG

3/4

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION multi-share (up to 8 people) en-suite hostel accommodation

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost US$ pp*

2015 Dec 29

jan 2

839

4 Day Code: WWHO

3/4

INCLUDED MEALS

4 cooked breakfasts (B) SHORT STAY

INCLUSIONS • Trip Manager

HOGMANAY

2015 Dec 30

jan 2

705

* Price above is multi-share & includes the coach from London.

4 OR 5 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$575 PP*/US$144 P/DAY*

• City orientation walk of Edinburgh • Hogmanay street party ticket

EDINBURGH

Start 6:45am in London or approx. 5:00pm in Edinburgh & end 8:00am in Edinburgh or approx. 9:00pm in London.

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

5 DAY Day 1: London to Edinburgh. (or meet in Edinburgh). Meet up with your Contiki team in London before heading to Edinburgh. Or meet us there! The Scottish know how to party & Edinburgh pulls out all the stops. We’ll take a city walking tour, then head to a local pub to let the fun begin.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ HOGMANAY

Total Cost US$ pp*

Start in Edinburgh deduct US$130.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

ME TIME OPTIONS

Finish London

Please note: Start Edinburgh option does not include any coach transfers

START & END IN LONDON OR EDINBURGH

M Dinner at Murrayfield, home of Scottish rugby

Start London

Day 2: Edinburgh. Sleep in, then explore! Stroll down Prince’s Street & the Royal Mile & maybe visit Edinburgh’s famous castle. Tonight, join the crowds for the Torchlight Procession – it opens Hogmanay with a pack of noisy, hairy Vikings from the highlands pulling a Viking warship along a “river of fire” through the streets. (B)

Day 3: New years Eve in Edinburgh. Maybe explore Holyrood House, visit Winter Wonderland or give haggis a go. Tonight, Hogmanay is all on! With bars & street parties pimped for amazing times, grab your mates & some drinks & get involved! (B) Day 4: Edinburgh. Chill today, or check out Loony Dook where punters jump in the freezing waters of the Firth of Forth. Or, just get back out there with the locals & party til the ‘wee’ hours. (B) Day 5: Edinburgh to London (or end Edinburgh). Get some much needed sleep on the coach as your trip ends on arrival in London. Or if staying on in Edinburgh, your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

4 DAY Day 1: London to Edinburgh. (or meet in Edinburgh). Meet up with your Contiki team in London before heading to Edinburgh. Or meet us there! . (B) Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh. Enjoy a late start today. Stroll down Princes Street & the Royal Mile or tour Edinburgh’s famous castle. Tonight get ready for the world’s biggest New Year party! (B) Day 3: Edinburgh. Welcome 2016! Take the day to chill or explore, then get back out & party. (B) Day 4: Edinburgh to London. (or end Edinburgh). Chill or get some much needed sleep on the coach as your trip ends on arrival in London. Or if staying on in Edinburgh, your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

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TOUR DEPARTURE POINTS & STAY LONGER OPTIONS

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

AMSTERDAM

BARCELONA

DUBROVNIK

PRE: Amsterdam to Barcelona POST: European Panorama (end Amsterdam) Ibis Amsterdam Airport Hotel, Schipholweg 181, 1171 PK, Badhoevedorp. Tel: +31 206 134568 Getting there: From Amsterdam airport, take the complimentary Ibis Schiphol/Accor shuttle bus from stop A9 directly to the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single US$119 Twin US$69 POST: European Explorer (end Amsterdam) Lakeland Monnickendam, Jachthaven 1, 1141 AV, Monnickendam. Tel: +31 299 653751 Getting there: Catch the train direct from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station (approx. €4), then take bus 110, 114 or 118 (approx. €6). Duration of trip is approx. 25min – get off at stop Lagedijk & the hotel is a 2min walk away. Alternatively, catch a taxi from Centraal Station for approx. €40. Stay Longer rate: Single US$80 Twin US$55 PRE: European Magic, European Discovery & European Inspiration (start Amsterdam) & European Encounter (start Amsterdam) POST: European Vista (end Amsterdam) START HOTEL: Best of Europe (start Amsterdam) Blue Square Hotel, Slotermeerlaan 80, 1064 HD, Amsterdam. Tel: +31 205 063717 Getting there: Catch the train direct from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station (approx. €4) then take a taxi to the hotel (approx. €20). Alternatively, Tram #14 goes from Dam Square (approx. €3), direction Slotermeer. The stop for the hotel is Plein 40-45 & the hotel is a 2 minute walk. Stay Longer rate: Single US$120 Twin US$75 PRE: European Horizon, European Whirl (start Amsterdam) POST: European Highlights, European Experience, European Escapade, European Contrasts, European Adventurer & Ultimate European (end Amsterdam) Hotel Nieuw Slotania, Slotermeerlaan 133, 1063 JN, Amsterdam. Tel: +31 206 134568 Getting there: Catch the train direct from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station (approx. €4) then take a taxi to the hotel (approx. €20). Alternatively, Tram #14 goes from Dam Square (approx. €3), direction Slotermeer. The stop for the hotel is Plein 40-45, directly in front of the hotel entrance. Stay Longer rate: Single US$85 Twin US$49

POST: Amsterdam to Barcelona Novotel Cornella de Llobregat, Avinguda del Maresme 78, Ronda de Dalt exit 15, 08940, Cornella de Llobregat, Barcelona. Tel: +34 93 4747000 Stay longer rate: Single US$125 Twin US$65 PRE: Mediterranean Quest & Quest to London POST: Western Quest Generator Hostel Barcelona, Carrer de Còrsega, 373-377, 08037 Barcelona, Spain. Tel:+34 932 20 03 77 Getting there: Train: €3.80 handy for the train from Barcelona Airport (Aeropuerto de Barcelona). Trains run every 30 minutes from Terminal 2 to Barcelona Sants/Sants Estacio. From there get on the metro and travel to either Diagonal or Verdaguer stations. Both stations are very near the hostel so it is easy to find us. AeroBus, the blue bus service, from both Airport Terminals 1 & 2, is less than €6 to Catalunya Square and it only takes 30 minutes. From there get on the metro and travel to Diagonal station. Taxis are available 24/7 and for up to four passengers plus some luggage is €30-€40 but this does depend on the time of day and level of traffic near the hostel. Stay Longer rate: Single US$109 Twin US$75

PRE: Croatian Island Hopper North Departure Point: Cruise starts from the Gruz Port, Dubrovnik at 12.00pm - look for the Contiki or Katarina Lines Representative in the port. Your vessel will have a ‘Katarina Lines &/or Contiki’ sign displayed. POST: Croatian Island Hopper South Adriatic Hotel, Masavy put 9, Dubrovnik, 20000. Tel: +385 20 433609 Getting there: From the Dubrovnik Airport take a taxi will take approximately 30 minutes to reach the hotel. Alternatively you could get a bus to the city centre, and then take a local bus or taxi to Lapad where there are signs to the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single US$149 Twin US$115

ATHENS PRE & POST: Aegean Classic Cruise POST: Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey Hotel President, 43 Kifissias Avenue, 11523, Athens. Tel: +30 210 6989 000. Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch Metro Line 3 to Panormou (approx. €8) & then it’s a short walk or taxi ride to the hotel. Stay Longer rate: Single US$170 Twin US$99 PRE & POST: Greek Island Hopping Poseidon Hotel, 72 Possidonos Avenue, 17562, Paleo Faliro, Athens. Tel: +30 210 9872 000 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch the X96 bus from outside International Airport Arrivals (approx. €4). The stop for the hotel is Edem, directly in the front of the hotel entrance. Stay Longer rate: Single US$170 Twin US$99 PRE & POST: Spotlight on Greece & Island Cruising and Santorini Zafolia Hotel, 87-89 Alexandras Avenue, 114 74, Athens. Tel: +30 210 6449 002 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch the train to Doukissis Plakentias station, where you transfer to Metro Line 3 towards Aigaleo. Exit at Ambelokipi station & follow the signs to the Panormou exit & then it’s a 10 minute walk to the hotel. Stay Longer rate: Single US$170 Twin US$99 POST: Road to Athens Center Square Hotel, 15 Aristogotonos Street, 10552, Athens. Tel: +30 210 3211 770 Stay Longer rate: Single US$170 Twin US$99 POST: Golden Fleece & Eastern Mediterranean Cruising Arion Hotel, 18 Ag. Dimitriou Street, 10554, Athens. Tel: +30 210 3240 415 Stay Longer rate: Single US$170 Twin US$99 PRE & POST: Greek Island Adventurer Dorian Inn Hotel, 15-17 Pireos Street, 10552, Athens. Tel: +30 210 5239 782 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch metro line 3 to Syntagma then change on to metro line 2 to Omonia station. Exit the station and the hotel is a 2 minute walk. Stay Longer rate: Single US$129 Twin US$75 POST: London to Athens Dorian Inn Hotel, 15-17 Pireos Street, 10552, Athens. Tel: +30 210 5239 782 Stay Longer rate: Single US$129 Twin US$75 PRE & POST: Greek Sailing Poseidon Hotel, 72 Possidonos Avenue, 17562, Paleo Faliro, Athens. Tel: +30 210 9872 000 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch the X96 bus from outside International Airport Arrivals (approx. €4). The stop for the hotel is Edem, directly in the front of the hotel entrance. Stay Longer rate: Single US$170 Twin US$99 The Northern Trek will start at Camping Athens, 198 Athinon Avenue, 12136, Athens. Tel: +30 210 5814 113 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch Metro Line 3 to Syntagma in the city centre. From there you can catch a taxi to the campsite for approx. €15. Alternatively, take Metro Line 2 to Metaxourghio station, then bus A15 or B15 to the campsite. The bus costs approx. €2, duration of trip approx. 35 minutes – get off the bus at the Camping Athens stop.

BERLIN PRE: Berlin to Budapest, Berlin & Prague and Berlin & Prague + Vienna Econtel Hotel Berlin Charlottenburg, Sommeringstrasse 24 26, Berlin.Tel: +49 30 346 8100 Getting there: From Tegel Airport: Take X9 bus from Tegel Airport leaves every 10 minutes. Just stay on it for 3 stops until you reach the stop marked “Quedlinburger Straße”, at which point you will already have reached the ECONTEL HOTEL Berlin Charlottenburg From Schonefeld Airport: Take the X7 or X171 to underground station ‘Rudow’then catch the U7 to underground station “Mierendorfplatz” (U7) is located in close proximity to the hotel, just 2 or 3 minutes’ walk away. Stay longer rate: Single US$109 Twin US$60 PRE & POST: Eastern Road Ibis Berlin Messe, Messedamm 10, Berlin 14057. Tel: +49 30 303930 Getting there: From the Berlin Brandenburg Airport take the S-Bahn towards the city centre. The hotel is located right next to Berlin’s ICC congress centre, which has its own metro station ‘Messe Nord/ ICC’. The journey will take approximately one hour and costs approximately €3. Stay longer rate: Single US$99 Twin US$60 PRE & POST: Scandinavia & Russia Plus (end Berlin) & Scandinavia (start Berlin) POST: Russia Plus (end Berlin) PLUS Berlin Hostel, Warschauer Platz 6-8, 10245, Berlin. Tel: +49 30 2123 8501 Getting there: All airports in Berlin are serviced by bus or train. Take a bus or train to the city centre & take a taxi to the hostel, or change on to the S-Bahn (Line S3, S5, S7, S9 or S75 – approx. €3). The hostel is a short walk from Warschauer Strasse station. Stay longer rate: Single US$109 Twin US$75 Quad US$59

BODRUM Turkish Sailing Departure Point: Cruise starts from the Bodrum Harbour, Bodrum 3.30pm - please refer to your Contiki travel documents for meeting point.

BUDAPEST POST: Berlin to Budapest and Vienna & Budapest (POST) Mercure Budapest Duna Hotel, Soroksari Ut 12, Budapest,Budapest, Hungary,1095 Getting there: Take a taxi directly from the airport approximately €25. Alternatively, take the 200E bus to Kobanya-Kispest then take metro M3 to Corvin-Negyed. The hotel is a short walk from Metro station. Stay longer rate: Single US$95 Twin US$45

CAIRO PRE & POST: Egypt & The Nile Victoria Hotel, 66 El Gomhoria Street, Cairo. Tel: +202 589 2290 or +202 589 2294 Getting there: If you have provided Contiki with your flight arrival details at least 14 days in advance, our local representative will be in the arrivals hall holding a Contiki sign. Due to different flight arrival times, you may need to wait in the airport up to 1 hour for a transfer. Stay longer rate: Single US$55 Twin US$35

COPENHAGEN Scandinavia and Scandinavia & Russia Plus (start Copenhagen) will start at The Generator Hostel Copenhagen, Adelgade 5-7, Copenhagen 1304. Tel: +45 78 775 400 Getting there: From the airport take the metro line M2 to stop Kongens Nytorv. The journey takes 15 minutes and costs approx. DKK 36 one way. The hostel is a 5 minute walk from Kongens Nytorv – the largest square in the city.

DUBLIN St. Patrick’s Day Trip Please contact Contiki for departure details. PRE & POST: Ireland POST: Scotland & Ireland Metro Hotel Dublin Airport, Santry Cross, Ballymun Road, Dublin 9. Tel: +353 (0)1 866 9500 Getting there: From the Dublin Airport a Shuttle runs to the Hotel every half an hour from 4:30 until 23:00. The cost of the shuttle is €5 for a return ticket. It is also possible to take a taxi for the short ride to the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single US$125 Twin US$79

EDINBURGH Scotland and Scotland & Ireland trips will start at Holiday Inn City West, 107 Queensferry Rd, Edinburgh, EH4 3HL. Tel: + 44 871 942 9025 Getting there: From Edinburgh airport a taxi direct to the hotel will cost approx. £12-£15.

HELSINKI PRE: Russia Plus (start Helsinki) POST: Scandinavia (end Helsinki) Cumulus Airport Hotel, Robert Huberintie, 6 Vantaa, Helsinki 01510. Tel: +358 9415 75100 Getting there: There is a free shuttle from the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single US$119 Twin US$59

ISTANBUL Anzac Classic & Anzac Odyssey Please contact Contiki for departure details. PRE: Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey Green Anka Hotel, Molla Şeref Mh., Fındıkzade Sokak 4, 34270, Istanbul. Tel: +90 212 631 17 21 Getting there: A taxi from Istanbul Ataturk airport costs approx. 45TL (approx. €20) Stay longer rate: Single US$110 Twin US$65

LONDON All trips that start in London depart from the Royal National Hotel where you’ll also find the Contiki Basement. For further details, a map, plus stay longer options in London see p.157.

MADRID PRE: Mediterranean Highlights (start Madrid) & Spain Morocco and Portugal PRE & POST: Spanish Spree Tryp Charmartin Hotel, Calle Mauricio Ravel 10, 28046, Madrid, Spain. Tel: +34 91 7333400 Getting there: From Madrid airport take a taxi directly to the hotel for approx. €30. Alternatively, catch the Metro Line 8 from the airport into the city, change at Nuevos Ministerios onto Metro Line 10 & travel to Chamartin station (approx. €6). The hotel is across the road from the station. Stay longer rate: Single US$119 Twin US$69 POST: Mediterranean Highlights (start Rome) & Spain Morocco and Portugal Novotel Puente de la Paz, Calle Albacete 1, 28027, Madrid, Spain. Tel: +34 917 24 76 00 Getting there: From Madrid airport take a taxi directly to the hotel for approx. €30. Alternatively, catch the Metro Line 8 from the airport into the city. Change on to metro line 4 at Mar de Cristal (direction Arguelles), then change again at Avenida de America onto metro line 7 (direction Hospital del Henares). Exit at Parque de las Avenidas station which is a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single US$119 Twin US$69

PARIS POST: European Discovery & European Impressions Alliance Hotel Paris Porte de Saint Ouen, 9 Rue Lafontaine, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France. Tel: +33 1 49 18 66 66 Stay longer rate: Single US$159 Twin US$80 PRE: European Panorama POST: European Magic & European Encounter Ibis Porte d’Orleans, 33 Rue Barbès, 92120 Montrouge, France Tel:+33 1 42 31 67 00 Getting there: Train from Paris Orly and Roissy CDG Airports take the RER B train to GENTILLY. Closest Mero stops are Metro Line 4- MAIRIE DE MONTROUGE or Metro Line 4- PTE D’ORLEANS . The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from all stops. Stay longer rate: Single US$145 Twin US$79 PRE: European Vista & Road to Athens (start Paris) POST: European Inspiration (end Paris) Campanile Porte D’Italie, 2 Boulevarddu Général de Gaulle, 94270 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France. Tel:+33 1 46 70 11 86 Getting there: Train from Paris Orly and Roissy CDG Airports take the RER B train to CHATELET. Then change onto Metro Line 7 Direction Mairie d’Ivry. Metro Stop - PORTE D’ITALIE the hotel is a few minutes’ walk. Stay longer rate: Single US$135 Twin US$79 PRE: European Explorer POST: European Inspiration (end Paris) Campanile Porte Orleans, 73, Avenue Aristide Briand, N 20, 94110 Arcueil, France. Tel: +33 1 47 40 87 09 Getting there: Train from Paris Orly and Roissy CDG Airports take the RER B train to LAPLACE. Stay longer rate: Single US$135 Twin US$79 PRE: Best of Europe (start Paris) Campanile Hotel Bagnolet, 28 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, 93541 Bagnolet Cedex, France. Tel: +33 1 48 97 36 00 Getting there: Train from Paris Orly and Roissy CDG Airports take the RER B train to GARE DU NORD. Change onto Metro Line 5 Direction Place d’Italie. Change onto Metro Line 3 Direction Gallieni. Metro Stop is GALLIENI. Taxi 25 -30 minutes depending on traffic from CDG. Stay longer rate: Single US$149 Twin US$75

PRE: European Highlights, European Experience, European Escapade, European Contrasts, European Adventurer, Ultimate European & London to Athens (start Paris) POST: European Horizon, European Whirl, European Trail, Trail to London & Western Rocker (end Paris) Ibis Budget Hotel Paris Porte de Montmartre, 45 Rue du Docteur Babinski, 75018, Paris. Tel: +33 8 926 83126 Getting there: From Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) or Orly airports, catch the RER B train to Gare du Nord station & then a taxi to the hotel (approx. €10). Alternatively make your way to the closest Metro stop of Porte de Saint-Ouen (Line 13, direction SaintDenis – Université) & the hotel is a short walk from there. Stay Longer rate: Single US$109 Twin US$60

ROME PRE: Mediterranean Highlights (start Rome) POST: Italian Espresso (end Rome), Mediterranean Highlights (Start Madrid) PRE & POST: Simply Italy Please contact Contiki for details. POST: Best of Europe Please contact Contiki for details. POST: Eastern Quest Please contact Contiki for details. PRE: Western Rocker Please contact Contiki for departure details. Northern Escape will start at Seven Hills Camping, Via Cassia 1216, 00191, Roma. Tel: +39 06 3031 0826 Getting there: Catch the Leonardo Express train from Fiumicino airport to Termini station (approx. €15) then take a taxi directly to the campsite (approx. €30). Alternatively, take Metro Line A from Termini to Valle Aurelia, change onto the FR3 regional train (direction Viterbo) & get off at La Giustiniana (approx. €1). A Seven Hills Camping shuttle bus runs half-hourly between the train station & the campsite from 8:00am – 12:00pm, & 4:30pm – 8:30pm (cost 50c).

SPLIT PRE & POST: Croatia Island Escape (Plus) PRE: Croatian Island Hopper South POST: Croatian Island Hopper North Hotel Bellevue, Bana Josipa Jelacica 2, 21000, Split. Tel: +385 21 345 644 Getting There: An airport bus service runs from Split airport to Obala Lazareta, on the edge of Split’s old town (cost approx. 30kn/€4). From there, the hotel is a short walk away. Alternatively, catch a taxi from the airport directly to the hotel (approx. 350kn/€45). Stay longer rate: Single US$159 Twin & Twin-share US$100 Departure point: Cruise departs from Split port at 12:00pm – look for the Contiki or Katarina Lines representative on the port. There are many small hotels & pensions located in Split & near to the port – search the web for options, or call Contiki for details of hotels we offer.

ST. PETERSBURG Best of Russia Please contact Contiki for departure details.

STOCKHOLM Russia Plus (start Stockholm) & Scandinavia (end Stockholm) Quality Hotel Nacka, Värmdövägen 8412008 Stockholm. Tel: +46 8 506 160 00 Getting there: From the Central Station take the metro to Slussen station. From there you can take the local train to Sickla station. The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from there.

VENICE POST: Italian Espresso (end Venice) Please contact Contiki for details.

VIENNA Vienna & Budapest will start at Courtyard by Marriot Vienna, Schoenbrunn, Schlosssttrasse 48-40, Wien A-1120. Tel: +43 1 810 17170 Getting there: You can take a train to Wien Mitte then change onto the U$ metro line. Alight at the Schonbrunn staion, the hotel is a few minutes’ walk away from the stop. PRE: Eastern Trail & Trail to London POST: Eastern Rocker Wombats Hostel, Arangasse 6, Vienna A1150. Tel: +43 1 897 2336 Getting there: From the Vienna International Airport take the shuttle bus to Westbahnhof (€8, buy ticket from driver). Alternatively, take the S-Bahn to Wien Mitte and subway U3 to Westbahnhof from there (same ticket valid for both, €3.60). From Westbahnhof walk along Mariahilfer Straße until no. 152 (corner Rosinagasse), turn right into Rosinagasse. The hostel is located on Grangasse - the second street on the left. Stay longer rate: Single US$99 Twin US$55

WARSAW POST: Eastern Road Ibis Centrum, Al. Solidarnosci 165, Warsaw 00-876 Tel: +48 22520 3000 Stay longer rate: Single US$79 Twin US$45

NOTE: • Rates are per person per night including continental breakfast (except London) & have private facilities. • Rooms are available for a maximum of 2 consecutive nights in most hotels. • Full payment is required 45 days before arrival. Cancellation within 14 days of arrival date incurs 100% cancellation fee. Any amendments incur a charge of US$30. • Rates only apply to Contiki clients booking extra accommodation directly before &/or after their trip. • If two people want to share a room - booking must be made at the same time. Solo travellers must book a single room in all cities - except London, Split & Berlin where you can book a twin/triple/quad-share room & we can match you up to a same sex room-mate. • All hotels are subject to availability & where necessary, we may provide an alternative on your arrival.

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GOT A QUESTION? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know: WHAT’S INCLUDED? • Coach, train, air transfers & ferry transport as specified. • Accommodation, breakfast, lunch & evening meals as detailed under ‘What’s Included’ on trip pages & the Backstage Pass includes section. • Sightseeing as detailed on p.18-19 & in the itineraries on the trip pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced team as detailed on p.22-23 & on trip pages.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED? • Personal expense money. • Visas, personal insurance, medical fees. • Sightseeing, visits & entrance fees other than those specified on trip pages. • Whitewater rafting, gondola rides, etc. • All other meals not specified under “What’s Included”. • Anything else not listed in the “What’s Included” section on itinerary pages.

INCLUDED FLIGHTS Flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the price. As detailed within our Booking Conditions (p.165) under ‘General’ we rely on international conventions regarding air travel & other transportation as specified. Through enrolment & payment for your trip you acknowledge & accept such. Individual electronic tickets may not be issued to you prior to travel due to the group nature of the air/flight booking. In such circumstances you acknowledge that by receipt of any applicable boarding pass &/or by boarding the aircraft you have accepted the airlines terms & conditions of travel & the application of all relevant International Conventions & applicable national & international law governing air transportation.

WHERE WILL I STAY? HOTELS: Our hotel accommodation is always twin-share, staying in superior tourist class hotels, many of which are centrally located, with great facilities. Twin-share is 2 people sharing, either travelling together or as a same-sex room match. We also offer upgrades to single rooms for a supplement, but please note that on rare occasions the availability of single rooms at some hotels can be limited. We also offer a reduced price triple-share option – either three people travelling together, or as a triple-share same-sex room match. Note: On rare occasions due to reasons outside our control, alternative hotels may be used. Whilst it is always our intention to use hotels of a similar standard & location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either.

HOSTELS: Our hostels are some of the newest & best in Europe. They are maximum-quad share, with private facilities. Our hostels also offer great extras as part of the experience, like bars, entertainment areas, washing facilities & conveniently located in cities. Note: Our Festival trips may feature multi-share accommodation for up to 8 people, and at times may be mixed gender, with shared facilities.

SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS: Our Special Stopovers & Contiki Village Cabin accommodation is exclusive to Contiki.

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Special Stopovers: Special Stopovers are a combination of twin & quad-share depending on the destination, but never more than 4 people sharing. Travellers must also bring their own sleeping bag & towel. Stopovers are NOT hotels & our travellers are asked to assist with serving meals & washing up, it’s all part of the adventure. All Special Stopovers have hot showers, a bar, WiFi, laundry facilities & in some destinations, pools. As well as our Contiki-only On-site team. Contiki Village cabins: Contiki Village cabins are located within some of Europe’s best campsites each with private facilities. Travellers must also bring their own sleeping bag & towel, and our travellers are asked to assist with serving meals & washing up, it’s all part of the fun. Contiki Village facilities can include pools, WiFi in some locations, clothes washing facilities, and restaurants. As well as our Contiki-only On-site team.

CAMPING : Our accommodation is modern two-person tents with built in ground sheets & air mattresses at some of Europe’s best campsites. All campsites have hot water, bathroom facilities in shower blocks & many have clothes washing facilities, pools, WiFi, bars & shops. The standard of campsites in Europe can depend on location & should not be compared to those elsewhere around the world. On our camping trips, travellers need to take down & erect tents that are carried on the coach and travellers must also bring their own sleeping bag & towel. On occasions, travellers are asked to assist with preparing meals & washing up, it’s all part of the fun.

CRUISING & OTHER: Sailing trips: We offer a variety of sailing options from cruise ships and traditional sailing cruise boats to small sailing yachts. On our cruising trips in Greece, we offer single, twin or quad share options all with private facilities. These cruise ships offer restaurants, pools, bars & nightly entertainment on board. On our traditional sailing cruise boats in Croatia and traditional gullets in Turkey, travellers will be in twin-share cabins with private facilities. These boats feature a dining room, bar & sundecks. On our small sailing yachts in Greece, we offer twin berth accommodation with shared facilities. Trains: On some trips, we use trains. On our Egypt trips, two people share a two-berth coachette with shared facilities. On other trips, these details are outlined on the individual itineraries. Overnight ferries: On overnight ferries, trips are provided with allocated seating on deck.

SKI & BOARD HOLIDAYS: Both our ski & board packages stay at our Contiki Special Stopover, our Austrian Gasthof. Refer to p.150-151 for details.

FESTIVALS: Some trips offer ‘multi-share’ accomodation. These rooms maybe for up to 8 people with shared facilities & at times may be mixed gender.

WILL I GET MORE INFORMATION? Upon receipt of final payment, your trip documentation will be released 21 days prior to your departure. Make sure you visit contiki.com for our travellers guide. It’s packed full of essential info for your holiday. You’ll also receive a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including full details & costs of all optional activities available on your trip. 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.

NO COMPULSORY TIPPING - REWARD ONLY EXCELLENCE!

* Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

Every country in the world has different tipping policies & in Europe, within service industries, tipping is common practice. Tipping is totally optional & only given if you feel the service has exceeded your expectations. If you think your Contiki Team have done an exceptional job then you may wish to tip them. This is entirely discretionary – it’s completely up to you. No compulsory tipping – reward only excellence!

HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED? You should be able to use debit & credit cards for most items. You’ll need to allow enough money to cover meals where not included (breakfast, lunch & dinner), souvenirs, shopping, drinks, ME Time optional excursions & activities, entrance fees to attractions & evening entertainment. It is advisable to start your trip with some cash in local currencies such as Euro, Swiss Franc & British Pounds.

ME TIME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES WHEN DO I CHOOSE? Optionals are arranged & paid for on trip. 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 Trip manager can offer personal advice. Some activities are seasonal & weather dependent as well.

HOW DO I PAY? Payment for your ME Time optionals is made direct to your Trip manager on your trip. You can choose to pay in cash (local currency) or by credit or debit card as long as they have a PIN attached. Using a credit or debit card is convenient, and can save you money on withdrawal fees & poor exchange rates! You can pay using most credit & debit cards like Visa, Mastercard & AMEX. Note: It’s a good idea to let your bank know you’re travelling & check if there is a daily transaction limit, so you always have access to money when you need it. Note: In a few destinations we cannot accept credit card payment, like the UK, Croatia, Russia & Turkey. Ask your Trip manager for details when you start your trip.

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 trip. Clients must have completed a trip before they can redeem the discount on a subsequent trip 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-trip 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 (this includes Contiki. com & our ebrochures). Sometimes, because of circumstances outside our control, we have to alter some activities due to seasonal closing or repairs to buildings, etc., especially early or late in the season. If this happens, alternatives will be arranged.

BOOKING SECURITY Contiki has been running trips for young people since 1962 & in all countries we fully comply with local Travel Industry Laws.

ONLINE CHECK-IN It is strongly recommended that you check in to your trip prior to departure at contiki.com/ checkin. Checking in will you save time on your first day of the trip, give you essential information & also ensure that Contiki can contact you in the unlikely event of any changes to your trip due to matters out of our control. For more information on how to get more before & after your trip see p.31.

HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING? On our trips, luggage is restricted to a maximum suitcase size of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”) & maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger & heavier suitcases on trip. On Concept trips & Camping trips, you’ll need a sleeping bag (which can be purchased from Contiki in London, if necessary) & a towel, unless otherwise indicated. On Ski holidays you may bring one pair of ski boots & skis or a snowboard. Any luggage over the restricted size or amount can be stored with Contiki in London at a small charge. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk & baggage insurance is strongly recommended.

DO I NEED VACCINATIONS? At the time this brochure went to press (September, 2014), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up-to-date information with your travel agent prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines, antibiotics.

DO I NEED VISAS? Please read carefully. Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries included in your trip. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Contiki are not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Consult your travel agent to determine which visas you require & how to obtain them.

SCHENGEN VISAS The majority of our trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries – e.g. Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand – can travel in the Schengen area without a visa.

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If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. Schengen visas can be issued for single entry or multiple entries. If your trip travels outside of the Schengen area at any point you will require a multiple entry visa. The trips that require multiple entry Schengen visas are listed below: Road to Athens plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise, European Explorer (see web), Spanish Spree, Spotlight on Greece plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise, Spotlight on Greece plus Eastern Mediterranean Cruise, Aegean Classic Cruise, Golden Fleece Cruise (see web), Eastern Mediterranean Cruise, Road to Athens plus Eastern Mediterranean Cruise (see web), Island Cruising & Santorini, Spain Morocco & Portugal, Iberian Peninsula & Morocco, European Trail, Eastern Rocker, Trail to Rome, Trail to London, European Adventurer, Ultimate European, Scandinavia & Russia Plus, Scandinavia (end Stockholm), Scandinavia (end Helsinki), Russia Plus (start Stockholm), Russia Plus (start Helsinki), The Northern Trek & The Big Chill.

VISAS FOR NON-SCHENGEN COUNTRIES Some of our trips also visit countries that are not covered by the Schengen Agreement. You may require visas for countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Egypt, Russia, Belarus & Turkey. Depending on your nationality it may be possible to obtain visas for Egypt upon arrival – you should check before you depart for your trip.

IMPORTANT 1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged. 2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience.

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

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 trip.

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS

3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent before you leave home. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details.

Photos courtesy of © Lawrence Chan p.8 Coffee, p.45 Swarovski, p.73 Tapas. Photos courtesy of © Glenn Kelly p.15 & P.151 Snowboarding. Photos courtesy of © Himmelrich Hotel Kriens Lucerne p.16 Hotel Exterior. Photos courtesy of © Fly2 p.20 Paragliding. Photos courtesy of © Seattle Dredge p.32-33 Sunset Surfing. Photos courtesy of © Jack & Rai p.60 Amesterdam. Photos courtesy of © Kate Gardner p.98 Pyramids. Photos courtesy of © Sziget Festival p.154 Sziget Festival. Photos courtesy of © Ascot Race Course Ltd p.157. Photos courtesy of © Céline Cousteau Cause Centric Productions p.164 Snorkelling.

4. Contiki will provide you with visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

If you want to put yourself forward for one of our photoshoots in the future, just email contikiholidaysphotography@gmail.com with a bit of info about yourself, a few photos & who knows, next year it could be you!

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TREADLIGHTLY THE TREADRIGHT FOUNDATION

CHECK OUT TREADRIGHT’S EXCITING NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH WILD AID

Contiki are founding partners of the TreadRight Foundation set up by The Travel Corporation (check out: thetravelcorporation.com)

treadright.org

Contiki believes that we have a responsibility to create memorable travel experiences without putting tourism destinations at risk & there’s much more to that than just words on paper. TreadRight guides Contiki on all things sustainable - from helping us choose which global projects to support, to working with our operators, to supporting our very engaged global team & educating travellers on sustainable practices. While Contiki continues to strive to increase our sustainability efforts, we know there is much more we can do, and that’s where TreadRight comes in. To learn more about TreadRight, their projects, including their new partnership with Wild Aid & the Wilderness Foundation & where they’ve donated more than 2.5 million USD to date visit www.treadright.org

CÉLINE COUSTEAU

CONTIKI LOVES THE PLANET Contiki, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled paper for the body of our brochures. Some of the positive impacts of this include saving more than 48,000 * trees per year & reducing landfill waste that produces harmful greenhouse gases. In addition, the paper used is rated “Excellent” by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) environmental benchmarking tool. *Calculations based on data from the Environmental Paper Network.

OUR COACHES

CARBON EMISSIONS GRID

Coach travel has been proven to reduce congestion & cause less pollution per passenger mile than any other transportation option. Contiki’s coach fleet is among the most efficient in Europe & complies with EU emissions standards V & VI.

METHOD OF TRAVEL

The Travel Corporation participates in Smart Move, an initiative promoting the greater use of coaches worldwide & possible reductions of CO2 emissions by at least 50 million tonnes per year as a result.

KG OF CO2 PER PASSENGER KM

Car

0.19350 kgs

Air

0.05501 kgs

Rail

0.09429 kgs

Coach

0.0281 kgs

Source DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Greenhouse Gas (ghg) conversion factors 2013. ** Car assumes national UK average of 1.5 people per car. *** Assumes average of 36 passengers.

CONTIKI AROUND THE WORLD Where will your next adventure take you? Check out our Contiki trips throughout Australia & New Zealand, USA & Canada, Asia & Latin America.

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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 4th July, 2014. 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 (September, 2014) 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. Accommodation in the Greek islands may be split across a number of hotels. 4.6 Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Contiki guestrooms and/or the public areas of most properties. In many itineraries WiFi is also available on-board the coaches. The WiFi on the coaches uses the cellular phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. In some countries and on some coaches this service will not be available, in particular regional tours in Turkey, Egypt & Greece. 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 Deposit and final payment will be converted to the local currency at point of booking. Conversion is based on the prevailing exchange rate at time of full/balance payment. Please check with your Travel Agent at time of payment.

1.3 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. 1.4 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 CANCELLATION FEE More than 45 days notice:.................................Deposit is forfeited 45-22 days ........................................................... 25% of tour fare 21-8 days: ............................................................ 30% of tour fare 7-1 days: .............................................................. 50% of tour fare Day of departure: ................................................ 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. Extra night accomodations that are cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee, outside 14 days the following fees will be charged: 45-22 days .............................................................................. 25% 21-15 days .............................................................................. 30% All cancellation policies valid as at 5th September 2014 and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at time of booking. 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 & after your tour booking, such as pre & post accommodation & 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. All Cancellation policies valid as at 5th September 2014, and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at time of booking. 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 Trip Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected holiday before your departure as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of failing to obtain necessary visas. Any costs whatsoever regarding obtaining, replacing or changing visas whilst on tour (including accommodation, meals, flights and transfers incurred due to associated delays) are at your own expense. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Trip Managers or Representatives may take photographs 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 Trip 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 Contiki very strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money & public liability before embarking on a Contiki holiday. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit & 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 third-party claims, actions, damages & 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 Trip 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 conventions, national and international law, which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol & Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road & the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, ianjury, loss, damage & delay to passengers & luggage. Enrolment in & payment for a tour shall constitute agreement & acceptance by the passenger of the terms & conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. 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 March 2015 to March 2016. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays Limited, Picquet House, Guernsey, Channel Islands, with the exception of the Great Britain & Ireland tours described on p.82-85, the 3 & 5 day London Explorer packages, Hogmanay & St. Patrick’s Day tours described on p.160 all of which are operated by Contiki Travel (UK) Ltd. The principle operator of the Croatia Island Escape & Croatian Island Hopper products featured on p.141-143 is Katarina Lines. Their terms & conditions apply (available on request). The operator of the Turkish sailing product featured on p.137 is Barbaros Yachting, Turkey. Their terms & conditions apply (available on request). The operator of the Greek cruise product is Celestyal Cruises. Greek cruise companies can substitute any vessel & provide an alternative itinerary. 4. 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. This brochure was published in September 2014 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market.

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TO BOOK DIRECT CALL +65 6337 8166 VISIT CONTIKI.COM Or visit your local travel agent Now you’ve chosen your trip, here’s how to get on-board in 6 easy steps: 1. Confirm there’s space on your chosen adventure, then… 2. Book it! You only need to pay a simple non-refundable deposit of US$200 per person within 7 days to secure your spot. And to keep things easy, at the same time why not book your hotel accommodation before & after your trip (great prices, yes please!) 3. Once your deposit is received, we’ll send confirmation of your booking. 4. You need to pay the balance of your holiday no less than 45 days before the trip departs. If you’ve booked less than 45 days before the trip departure, you’ll need to pay for the trip in full when you book. 5. We’ll then send you or your travel agent all your documents & detailed information for your trip, approx. 21 days before you head off on the trip of a lifetime. 6. IT’S TIME TO GO! Let the adventure begin #NOREGRETS Important: By paying the US$200 deposit per person per trip to Contiki or a travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on p.165 which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

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FROM GETTING CASH READY TO CHECKING THE WEATHER OR PACKING, HERE’S OUR GO-TO GUIDE FOR THE STUFF YOU JUST GOTTA DO BEFORE YOU START YOUR ADVENTURE. TRAVEL APPS WE LOVE Here at Contiki HQ we’ve got you covered when it comes to apps. From our own Shout app (of course – see p.30 for details) to our fave’s Instagram, Facebook, Viber, Snapchat, Whatsapp & AroundMe. This is the list of awesome apps your phone needs now (well we think so anyway!).

GEEKS & GADGETS Get your geeky groove on! From emergency chargers, adaptors, a new camera to iPads, iPhones, Androids & anything & everything nerd… now is the time to spend some cash on new toys for the big adventure.

NEW BEATS Our coaches are fitted with state of the art sound systems for excellent beats on the go. But, for those who like to chill with their headphones in, then don’t forget to top up that iPod with some new summer sounds. Check out Contiki’s weekly top tunes on Soundcloud.com/contiki – our resident DJ Ryan has been scouring the net for the hottest new tracks from around the globe, served up just for you.

STYLE STALK True fashion hunters – do your research on the best places for the best buys in the places you’re headed. Europe is renowned for having some of the best sales on the planet, with up to 70% off retail not being uncommon. So guys, leave some space in your bag for envy worthy purchases from shoes, bags & jeans to anything & everything in-between.

SPENDING MONEY Hunt around for the best exchange rate before you travel & make sure you have enough cash on you for the start of your trip. Make sure your credit & debit cards are all ready to go & speak to your bank about what you can do to reduce fees. And finally… make sure you have enough cash for all those European treasures you’ll find.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST… • We’ve all got that little something we don’t leave home without… teddy, lucky undies, lucky charm? If you think you’re going to miss it, then bring it. • Say bye to your pet… awwwww • Make a photocopy of your passport & keep it in a separate pack from your travel docs. • Giving your friends FOMO & keeping in touch is key! Make sure you’re friends with everyone you possibly know on social, you’ve got your parents email & don’t forget granny’s address for those postcards. Yes, snail mail really does still exist! • With European weight restrictions, you only have 20kgs/44lbs to take on the coach, so packing like a pro is key. Check your travellers guides for more details.

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CONTENTS

EUROPE 2015/16 #NOREGRETS Contiki difference Our story What you’ll get & ways to save Why Contiki? 8 Ways to go Ways to stay Contiki includes

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European Magic

9 days..................................................... p.38 w

European Discovery

12 days.................................................. p.40 w

Mediterranean Highlights

13 days.................................................. p.42 w

European Encounter

02 05 07 08 10 12 16 18

ME Time Meet the team Taste Europe Contiki legends Our travellers Be part of the story Contiki cares Words we live by

20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34

DISCOVERY PLUS HIGH ENERGY IN-DEPTH EXPLORER EASY PACE - FREE TIME FREESTYLE CAMPING SAILING & CRUISE WINTER & SKI FESTIVALS & SHORT STAYS

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Spanish Spree

28 days.................................................. p.60

14 days.................................................. p.88

9 days.................................................. p.118

European Explorer Plus + Island & Cruising options

Iberian Peninsula & Morocco

Eastern Road

33 days.........................................See Web

21 days.................................................. p.90

HIGH ENERGY

Spain, Morocco + Portugal

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European Horizon 10 days.................................................. p.64

European Highlights

Morocco

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Berlin to Budapest

Spotlight on Greece

11 days............................................... p.123

From

FREESTYLE CAMPING

Sziget Festival

European Experience

16 days.................................................. p.97

20 days.................................................. p.70

European Escapade

Spotlight on Greece + Cruising

29 days.................................................. p.47

25 days.................................................. p.72

8/12 days ............................................. p.97

Road to Athens + Greek Cruising

European Contrasts + Corfu & sailing options

Egypt & The Nile

21 days.................................................. p.47

29 days.................................................. p.74

European Impressions

London to Athens

18 days.................................................. p.48

21 days.................................................. p.76

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Eastern Rocker

8 days..................................................... p.53 w

Eastern Trail

8 days..................................................... p.54 w

Western Rocker

8 days..................................................... p.54 w

Trail to Rome

16 days.................................................. p.55 w

Trail to London

16 days.................................................. p.55

European Quest

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25 days.................................................. p.56

Western Quest

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8 days..................................................... p.57

Mediterranean Quest

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9 days..................................................... p.58

Eastern Quest

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10 days.................................................. p.58

Quest to Rome

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10 days.................................................. p.59

Quest to London

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18 days.................................................. p.59

4 days..................................................... p.96

Ultimate European + Egypt Option

London Explorer

11 days............................................... p.128

3/5 days ............................................. p.157

Northern Escape

Royal Ascot

14 days............................................... p.129

1 day .................................................... p.157

Scandinavia

The Big Chill

9/12 days .......................................... p.100

46 days............................................... p.130

Amsterdam for Easter

Russia Plus

The Southern Trail

Scandinavia & Russia

12/14 days ....................................... p.102

26 days............................................... p.133

7/9 days ...................................p.106-107

European Adventurer

London & Paris + Rome

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10 days............................................... p.107 w

9 days.................................................. p.107

Italian Espresso

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From

US$68/day

Turkish Sailing 8 days.................................................. p.137

Aegean Classic 6 days.................................................. p.138

Golden Fleece

4 days.................................................. p.157

Paris for Christmas 4 days.................................................. p.158

Amsterdam for Christmas 4 days.................................................. p.158

Paris for New Year 4 days.................................................. p.159

Amsterdam for New Year 4 days.................................................. p.159

Amsterdam King’s Day 4 days.................................................. p.159

St. Patrick’s Day 4 days.................................................. p.160

8 days.................................................. p.108

9 days............................................See Web

Hogmanay

Best of Europe

Eastern Mediterranean Cruising

4/5 days ............................................. p.160

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Ireland

European Inspiration

8 days..................................................... p.82

19 days............................................... p.112

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SAILING & CRUISE

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45 days...........................................p.78-79

London & Paris + Amsterdam

21 days............................................... p.132

The Northern Trek

EASY PACE

London & Paris

England & Scotland

4-7 days ............................................. p.155 4/5 days ............................................. p.156

Ultimate European + Greek Island Option

Summer from US$152/day Winter from US$131/day

Oktoberfest

Southern Escape

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45 days...........................................p.78-79

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

10 days............................................... p.154

ANZAC Classic / Odyssey

Summer from US$160/day Winter from US$139/day

37 days.........................................See Web

US$74/day

24 days............................................... p.126

22 days.................................................. p.99

16 days.................................................. p.77

US$94/day

FESTIVALS & SHORT STAYS

Outdoor Escape

8 days..................................................... p.98

London to Rome

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9 days.................................................. p.139

Island Cruising & Santorini 9 days.................................................. p.140

KEY

Amsterdam – Barcelona

Croatian Island Hopper

8/9 days ................................................ p.83

11 days............................................... p.114

8 days.................................................. p.141

Great Britain & Ireland

Best of Russia

Croatia Island Escape

These trips also operate in Winter.

8 days.................................................. p.115

8 days.................................................. p.142

See p.146 -147 for more.

Greek Island Hopping

Greek Sailing

New for 2015

13 days............................................... p.116

8 days.................................................. p.144

16 days.................................................. p.84

Simply Italy

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12 days.................................................. p.86

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1 or 2 weeks ..................................... p.150

10 days.................................................. p.95

Road to Athens + Greek Island Hopping

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Ski or Board Austria

9 days.................................................. p.122

17/13 days .......................................... p.46

23 days.................................................. p.52

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24 days............................................... p.148

Berlin & Prague + Vienna

Spotlight on Greece + Greek Is hopping

European Trail

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Winter Wanderer

Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey

18 days.................................................. p.68

29 days.................................................. p.77

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7 days.................................................. p.121

European Whirl

London to Athens + Greek Island Adventurer

Berlin & Prague

WINTER & SKI

5 days..................................................... p.94

Road to Athens & Road to Rome

21 days.................................................. p.50

Vienna & Budapest

161 162 164 165 166 168 169 170

Winter from US$103/day

5 days.................................................. p.120

15 days.................................................. p.92

Summer from US$134/day

Greek Island Adventurer

13 days............................................... p.119

14 days.................................................. p.66

European Vista

Want to Stay Longer? Got a Question? Treadright Booking Conditions What to pack Contents Trip Page Key How to Book

European Panorama

16 days.................................................. p.44

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FINDING WHAT’S IMPORTANT Navigating your way around our trip pages is easy! Read on to discover what’s included on each trip & type of experience – tailor made to suit every type of explorer

First up: Find your travel experience. No two travellers are the same & we know that.

YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

That’s why we have unique travel experiences, each offering you something entirely different. Check the circle device on each itinerary page to find out what travel experience you’ll get with that particular trip. For more details of each travel experience check out the introduction pages. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Discovery Plus – p.36 High Energy – p.62 In-depth Explorer – p.80 Easy Pace– see p.104

5. 6. 7. 8.

NEW We’ve TRIPS introduced some exciting new trips this year. Look for the New Trip symbol on your itinerary & know you’ll be a pioneer on this travel experience.

WAYS TO Having a bunch STAY of different options of how to rest your head & stretch your budget is just as important as the places you’ll see. Look for the icons on your tour spread to show you where you’ll be sleeping… Check p.16 to find out what’s included in each of our 4 accommodation styles:

Freestyle Camping – p.124 Sailing & Cruise – p.134 Winter & Ski – p.146 Festivals & Short Stays – p.152

Hotels

Hostels Special Stopovers & Cabins

And visit youtube.com/contiki to see our experience videos

Camping

NEW TRIP

It’s obviously important to know how much you’ll need to fork out.

PRICE

Check the price panels for total trip costs depending on what departure date you select. Or check out the left hand page for your per day pricing if you are breaking down your budget that way. And most importantly see our hot pay early deals to save big if you book early. Yay!

CULTURAL Getting amongst HIGHLIGHTS Europe’s culture is one of the best things about this continent. But we don’t just mean museums (although we do take you to some of the world’s greatest). We’ve included our top picks for the best fashion, food, music & art highlights you’ll see on each trip

Most importantly you’ll want to know what you’re getting for your money.

SNAPSHOT

The Snapshot section highlights what’s included in your trip price as well as some of our favourite handpicked highlights.

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THE ORIGINAL

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THE TRAVEL CORPORATION Contiki is backed by The Travel Corporation, one of the world’s most successful family-owned travel companies. Our passion and commitment for giving our travellers life changing experiences is in our blood. It also means you get the peace of mind that comes from a financially strong group with global scale. But don’t take our word for it, check out the awards we’ve won at thetravelcorporation.com.

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