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YOU ONLY GET TO LIVE IT ONCE

Way back in ‘62 one guy had a dream: to show young travelers the world and change their lives in doing so. 55 years later and we’ve perfected the secret formula. One of the most important things we’ve learned along the way is to do things with passion or not at all. Most companies provide good service. At Contiki, that’s never been enough for us. Instead, we’re about going above and beyond, making every second of being young count, changing lives and altering perceptions of the world. That’s what we live for and that’s what keeps us up at night. Are you ready to become part of the story?

BUT IF YOU DO IT RIGHT, ONCE IS ENOUGH #NOREGRETS


CONTENTS Life is an adventure Where we take you Contiki Know-How Why travel Contiki Ways to save Ways to travel

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Ways to stay Your trip starts here The Contiki people No Regrets ME Time The Contiki Château

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Munch You're in safe hands Contiki Cares Limited Edition Summer Series Booking conditions Q&A

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TreadRight Wanderlust How to read a trip page Trip showcase How to book

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CONTIKI TRIPS D I S C O V E R E R P. 3 8 F R OM US$113 P/D w

European Magic

Road to Athens + Greek Island Hopping

Eastern Quest

Mediterranean Quest

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30 days

Road to Athens + Greek Island Cruising

Western Rocker

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Trail to Rome

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European Encounter

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European Discovery 13 days

Mediterranean Highlights 13 days

European Impressions

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Eastern Trail

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European Panorama

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European Vista

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European Trail

20 days

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Road to Athens & Road to Rome 18/14 days

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Eastern Rocker

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Trail to London 16 days

European Quest 26 days

Western Quest 9 days

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Quest to Rome 17 days

Quest to London 19 days

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European Inspiration

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20 days

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European Explorer + Greek Island Cruising option p.63

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Ireland 8 days Scotland & Ireland 13 days England & Scotland 10 days Scotland 6 days Great Britain & Ireland 17 days Spotlight on Greece 4 days

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Spotlight on Greece + Greek Island Hopping 16 days

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Spotlight on Greece + Greek Cruising options 8/12 days Italian Espresso 8 days Simply Italy 12 days Spanish Spree 14 days Iberian Peninsula & Morocco 21 days Spain, Morocco & Portugal 15 days

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Morocco 5 days Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey 10 days Egypt & The Nile 8 days Adriatic Unearthed – start Rome 15 days Adriatic Unearthed – start Split 16 days Adriatic Horizons 8 days Adriatic Spirit 9 days

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Best of Balkans 15/16 days Balkans Discovery 11 days The Mini Balkan 6 days Russia Plus 12/14 days Scandinavia & Russia Plus 23 days Scandinavia 10/13 days

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H I G H E N E R G Y P. 8 8 FROM US$132 P/D European Horizon 11 days European Highlights 15 days European Whirl 19 days

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European Experience 21 days European Escapade 26 days European Contrasts + Corfu & Sailing options 30 days

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London to Athens 22 days London to Rome 17 days London to Athens + Greek Week 30 days

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European Adventurer 38 days p.100 Ultimate European + Greek Island option 46 days p.101 Ultimate European + Egypt option 46 days see web

E A S Y PA C E P. 1 0 2 FROM US$135 P/D London & Paris

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London & Paris + Paris Extension 9 days

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London & Paris + Amsterdam 9 days

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London & Paris + Rome 10 days

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Amsterdam to Barcelona 11 days

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C A M P I N G SEE WEB FRO M US$92 P/D The Original 47 days

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22 days

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The Southern Trail The Northern Trek 26 days

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W I N T E R & S K I P.128 FR O M US$90 P/D Winter Wanderer 25 days

Ski or Board Austria 1 or 2 weeks

Iceland 4 days

New & Improved Itinerary

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Mediterranean Escape 10 days

Mediterranean Escape + Greek Island Hopping 20 days

Mediterranean Escape + Greek Island Cruising 14 days

Greek Island Hopping 13 days

Aegean Classic 6 days

Golden Fleece 9 days

Greek Sailing 8 days

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Eastern Mediterranean Cruising 9 days

Island Cruising & Santorini 9 days

Croatian Island Hopper 8/9 days

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Eastern Road 13 days

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Turkish Sailing 8 days

Greek Week Best of Russia

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Berlin & Prague + Vienna 9 days

Berlin to Budapest 11 days

Vienna & Budapest 5 days

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Sziget Festival 10 days

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Oktoberfest 4-7 days

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London Explorer 3/5 days 5 days

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Amsterdam for Christmas

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Amsterdam for Easter 4 days

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These trips also operate in Winter. See p.128 for more

Paris for New Year 4 days

Amsterdam for New Year 4 days

London Uncovered Paris for Christmas

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Berlin & Prague

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Croatia Island Escape + Escape Plus

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Amsterdam King’s Day 4 days

St. Patrick’s Day 4 days

Hogmanay 4/5 days

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WHAT IS

contiki know-how?

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here’s something you can’t deny about 55 years of taking people on life-changing adventures.

You can’t compete against that sort of experience, that type of skill set, that passion for travel. Contiki has something special – but it’s not just magic or fairy dust. You can’t buy it online for next day delivery, you can’t cheat it, you can’t fake it, it’s not superficial… it’s the substance behind traveling with No Regrets.

It is Contiki Know-How.

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HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW

WE KNOW THE SIGHTS THAT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY AND HOW TO SKIP THE LINES WE KNOW YOU’LL NEED A CHUNK OF FREE WIFI TO sHARE THOsE AMAZING sHOTs WE KNOW YOU’D sKIP BREAKFAsT IF IT WAsN’T INCLUDED EVERY sINGLE DAY WE KNOW TIME TO YOURsELF OR TO EXPLORE WITH NEW TRAVEL BUDDIEs Is VERY IMPORTANT WE KNOW A COMFY NIGHT’s sLEEP Is THE KEY TO MAKING THE NEXT DAY COUNT WE KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REAL CULTURAL EXPERIENCEs & TOURIsT TRAPs WE KNOW OUR TEAM WILL GIVE YOU INsIDER ACCEss TO ALL THE LOCAL HANGOUTs & sECRET sPOTs WE KNOW WHEN IT COMEs TO VALUE IT’s MORE THAN JUsT A PRICE & THAT NO ONE GIVEs YOU BETTER VALUE THAN Us WE KNOW HOW TO TRAVEL... WITH

#NOREGRETS

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whY TrAveL conTiki? DesigneD for 18-35 YeAr oLDs

unrivALLeD vALue Unique accommodations, a world class team, comfy transportation, tons of meals and inclusions on every trip. You can’t do what we do for less.

Our trips are created exclusively for like-minded 18-35 year olds. No younger, no older.

TrAveL experiences You wAnT You want the bucket list icons & attractions but also the coolest little local hangouts? No problem, we do it all.

supporT & fLexibiLiTY More freeDoM Tons of free time to explore independently plus epic ME Time optionals to take your experience to a whole new level.

The flexibility to change your mind and the knowledge that from start to finish, we’ve got your back.

TAiLoreD TrAveL sTYLes 8 incredible travel styles to suit every type of traveler. Yes, even you.

More fun, Less hAssLe Enough said. We’ll take care of the details, you focus on the memory making.

The originAL & The besT As the world’s leading travel company for 18-35 year olds we’ve been treading the globe since 1962. We don’t imitate, we just do our thing better than anyone else can.

AuThenTic & LocAL fooD Locally sourced ingredients, regional meals, foodie experiences to make your tummy smile and trips that put food center stage.

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Contiki Part Pay is the perfect present from friends and family. Suggest it as a gift idea, or use it yourself to help budget your savings, making payments over time to pay off your trip.

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*The Nitty-Gritty Fine Print: Book any Europe trip 7+ days and save 10% when you use promo code GO2EUROPE. Not applicable for Limited Edition Summer Series trips: Munch, Snap & Boutique Local. Applies to new bookings only starting 13SEP2016 and ending 08NOV2016. Must book and pay US$200 deposit by 08NOV2016. Valid for travel from 01MAR2017 through 31MAR2018. Not combinable with other promotions. Offer may be combinable with Ongoing Deals (i.e. Past Passenger discount, Multiple Trip discount, etc.) and up to one Special Deal. Discount based on availability and applies to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, internal airfare, and food funds). Offer not valid for Canadian residents. Restrictions apply. Contiki reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers at any time. CST#1001728-20 The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodations, 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 (‘Traveling Again’), group discounts (‘Book Together’), multi-trip discounts (‘Book two trips’) & early booking (Book Early) discounts on trips of 7 days or longer. Discounts are subject to availability & may be withdrawn at any point without notice.

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EXPLORE BY DAY, LIVE IT UP BY NIGHT

Check off the must-sees by day. Party by night. Perfect for the 24-hour traveler.

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GY R E EN H G HI

13 High Energy trips, from 11-46 days See p.88

Think one travel style caters for every traveler out there? Nah – neither do we. Travel isn’t one size fits all, so we have 8 different and entirely wonderful ways to travel, each one different from the next.

DISC OV ER ER

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SEE IT ALL, DO IT ALL

26 Discoverer trips, from 8-34 days See p.38

SHORT

Get the most out of your time. More choice. More destinations. More iconic sites.

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Cultural events and festivals like Oktoberfest. Special dates in special places or extra exploring in a destination.

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35 Short Trips & Festivals trips, from 1-10 days See p.133

THE OFF-PEAK ADVENTURER

Off-season travel: same great experience with less crowds and lower prices. Ski experience: hit the slopes with skis or a board. 57 Winter & Ski trips, from 4-26 days See p.128

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More ME Time. Later starts each morning. 2 & 3-night stays.

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THE OUTDOOR EXPLORER

See the same Europe for less. Live it up in the great outdoors at some of Europe’s best campsites. 3 Camping trips, from 22-47 days See web

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Feel the wind in your hair. Explore by sea. With the options to sail or cruise Europe. 10 Sailing & Cruise trips, from 6-9 days See p.116

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WAYS TO

STAY Cozy hotels, trendy hostels and a grandiose Château. Just some of the ways you could be catching your zzz’s in Europe.

HOTELS Central locations, WiFi, en suite bathrooms and even gyms and pools at some – that’s what our hotels have to offer. Sleep soundly after a hard day’s exploring in same sex twin-share rooms that put comfort center stage, or upgrade to your own room for a few extra $$ if privacy is more your thing. Available on Discoverer, In-Depth Explorer and Easy Pace trips

Berg Hotel Trubsee, Switzerland

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HOSTELS Who says just because you’re on a budget you can’t do things in style? Not us, and not the hostels we stay at. Budget friendly and bursting with unique extras, our hostels are all about location, cleanliness and sweet little touches. And don’t for a second think you’ll be bunking down with 9 other bodies in your room (gross). Our hostels sleep quad or twin share only, so no Von Trapp style goodnight chorus to your multiple roomies on our Discoverer and High Energy trips.

Hotel Adria,

Wombats Hostel,

Croatia

Budapest

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Croatia Sailing

Accommodation was good, the cabins at the campsites were surprisingly modern and the Contiki Château in France was amazing! Château de Cruix,

Independent traveler rev Iew s from feef o on contI kI.com

Emma, 22, from New Zealand

CAMPING Super fun campsites with pools and bars, roomy two-person tents (or upgrade to a tent for one) and comfy blow up mattresses is how we do Camping. Luxury this ain’t, but if you’re looking to see your budget stretch further in Europe there’s no sweeter deal.

BOATS Consider yourself a sucker for all things nautical? Then we doubt you’ll be able to resist our open sea accommodations. Yachts, sailboats, traditional Turkish gulets and even cruise ships are all at your fingertips, making the sailor’s life a reality and not some Pinterest inspired travel dream. Sleep above or below deck, splash out a little extra on an air-conditioned cabin for added comfort, and bring to life those salty sea breeze desires.

Contiki Village, Rome

Beaujolais, France

SPECIAL STOPOVERS AND CABIN VILLAGES If waking up in a 16th Century French Château, a traditional Austrian Gasthof or a Swiss Chalet gets your heart a-fluttering, read on. Our Special Stopovers & comfortable Cabins are exclusively for Contiki travelers which means non-stop lols, party vibes and endless good times from start to end without blowing your budget. Available exclusively on High Energy and Ski Austria trips. EUROPE 2017/18

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YOUR TRIP STARTS

HERE

Most Contiki trips start in London at the Basement, arguably London’s coolest venue (we think) equipped with pretty much everything.

FrEE WIFI

PEACE OF MIND

Getting insured couldn’t be easier with Contiki. Go to contiki.com/ insurance For a lot of travelers a Contiki trip begins in London, undoubtedly one of the world’s coolest cities but a little intimidating if you don’t know the ropes. Lucky then that we’ve got the Contiki Basement. Located right in the heart of town as the perfect launchpad, the Basement, has been designed exclusively for Contiki travelers. Here you can book activities, day trips and theater tickets, play ping pong, hang with your new travel crew or hit up our friendly staff for local recommendations (like Bloomsbury Bowl, literally on the Basement doorstep). Free WiFi, a luggage storage area, multiple charging stations and EVEN a free photo booth are all there for your total enjoyment. Oh, and if you’re a last minute kind of traveler, you can sort out travel insurance, check in for your trip and stock up on last minute threads at our Contiki Merchandise store. Think of the Basement as your home away from home and the perfect place to begin your Contiki journey.

CONTIKI sTOrE

Our great merchandise is also available online at contiki.com/ contikistore

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Say goodbye to cramped train journeys and overpriced buses and hello to the world’s greatest coaches.

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Here at Contiki, we like to do things with a little more class. Our fleet of super sleek, super sexy coaches come with the benefit of air-conditioning, reclining seats, a bathroom, a club-rivalling sound system AND TVs. And when you’re not cruising the roads of the continent by coach, swap wheels for waves on a cruise ship or sail boat, or even take to the skies on an included flight. So you see, traveling around Europe really can be pain free. Some things are just essential in life. Water. Food. WiFi. Mainly WiFi. Our coaches in Europe come equipped with free WiFi so you can check in, log on, snap, ‘gram and update your way around the continent. Just don’t forget to use your trip hashtag and @contiki so we can follow along right there with you. Check contiki.com/freewifi for more details.

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THE TRIP MANAGER John Massingham, from Brisbane, Australia is a Trip Manager on Contiki’s Croatian sailing trips

“By the end of the week on A BoAt in CroAtiA, iT’s so sad saying goodbye. you’ve pArtied with people, eAten dinner with theM every nighT – you beCoMe friends for life.”

From Trip Managers to Contiki chefs and skippers, meet just a few of the people who make our trips tick.

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THE DRIVER Portuguese Bruno Garrido, started working as a coach driver for Contiki in 2016 “I’m from Lisbon but my home these days is the Contiki coach! It’s nice to work with different people from around the world, to hear peoples’ points of view, and to see how traveling changes lives. Traveling makes you enjoy what you have. It forces you to stop, think and appreciate. My personal favorite stop on a Contiki trip is the Greek island of Mykonos – the beach, the hot sea, happy days and good vibes. What else do you need?”

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THE CONTIKI CHEF Jay Edwards, from Newcastle, Australia is the Contiki chef at Château de Cruix “This is my third season at Contiki. Last summer I was at the Contiki Village in Rome, and last winter I was at our chalet in Hopfgarten, in the Austrian Alps. Now I’m here at the Château de Cruix in the Beaujolais wine region. It’s really important that we do French inspired, healthy, home-cooked food here. Tonight we’re doing home-made Coq au Vin, with fresh baguettes delivered from our local boulangerie and large sharing salads, followed by chocolate mousse with strawberries. We make everything from scratch, with fresh local ingredients, and we’ve got it down so that waste is at a minimum. Living here feels like traveling every day. You meet new groups and the vibe is just fun. You’re in this incredible old Château with a pool, listening to music – it’s doesn’t feel like work.”

PEOPLE

Keira Richardson, from New Zealand, works as a housekeeper and in the bar and kitchen at the Château de Cruix “We’re a team of ten On-site staff here, looking after up to 160 travelers at a time. It’s definitely hard work, but so much fun. I got the job through interviewing in Sydney and then doing a 10-day training course here at the Château which was like a mad little degree in Contiki. The best part of the job is definitely meeting travelers from all across the world… and hearing all their crazy travel tales”

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THE TRIP MANAGER

“working as a ConTiki Travel experT on The red bull Tv show ‘Can you Make iT?’ was suCh an awesoMe experienCe.”

Jayde Booth is from Sydney, Australia. She did five Contiki trips as a traveler, and is in her third year as a Trip Manager.

“My firsT ConTiki was My firsT TiMe overseas and iT Made Me fall in love wiTh Travel. iT’s aMazing To see oTher people have ThaT saMe experienCe – iT’s lifeChanging. iT’s TaughT Me so MuCh, Too: abouT hisTory, abouT ConfidenCe, abouT everyThing.”

THE WINE-MAKER THE TRIP MANAGER Jake stewart from sydney, australia has worked with Contiki for 4 years as a Trip Manager and was a Contiki travel expert on red bull’s recent Tv show ‘Can you Make it?’ “Working with Contiki has meant that not only have I been able to show people around some of the coolest cities in Europe, I’ve also been given some amazing opportunities which extend past my role as a Trip Manager. Recently I got the chance to represent Contiki during their partnership with Red Bull as a travel expert on their tv show ‘Can You Make It?’ The Red Bull studio in Paris was such a cool place to be – all of the crew were amazing and the atmosphere was completely buzzing.” 20

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Jean-Claude brossette, from Cruix, france is a winemaker who produces the wine for Contiki’s Château de Cruix. “I have vineyards all around the Château de Cruix which have been in my family since 1710, making classic Beaujolais wines the traditional way. I’ve been working with Contiki since the second year they were here, way back in 1979 (I’m showing my age!) Of the 60,000 litres of wine we produce, around 10,000 litres are consumed or bought by Contiki travelers. Because of Contiki, I have friends all around the world – I went traveling recently and met up with Contiki friends in every city. The company is also really integrated with the local community here, with lots of local events happening at the Château.”


THE CAPTAIN Rade Narača is the captain of the Dionis, used for Croatian sailing trips. “I love showing people around my home country of Croatia – I try and treat travelers how I’d like to be treated if I went to their country. Contiki is the kind of adventure that you have to experience for yourself to really understand, and anyone who’s done one just gets it. People connect so much on so many different levels on the ship – eating, swimming, chatting, chilling on deck, and there’s loads of fun stuff organized at night too. It’s just an awesome place to be.”

STUFF TRIP MANAGERS KNOW

lEGENdARy chATEAU RESIdENT bAxTER

“If I’m visiting Berlin on a Sunday I’ll always try and squeeze in a visit to Mauerpark and the locally loved flea market. The karaoke that happens there is always next level hilarious.” @emmachipper

“I love this cute Rome gelato place called San Crispino, where they freeze the gelato at different temperatures depending on the flavor.” @tarrynliddell

“Kayaking around the ancient city walls in Dubrovnik never fails to put a huge smile on my face. The water is gorgeous, and looking at the city from a different angle is super cool.” @shananiganz_

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HOW TO TRAVEL WITH

NO REGRETS

Barcelona

Venice

Get a flavor for old Barcelona as your Trip Manager shows you around the enchanting Barri Gothic (Gothic Quarter). Explore the cobbled streets and learn the stories of this centuries-old area.

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There’s no better way to see Venice than out on the water, winding and cruising your way along just some of the 117 canals. Hop on board our private boat and bid buon pomeriggio (good afternoon) to fellow boat riders.

Marrakech

1 Trip to the sun soaked Isle of Capri 2 Climbing to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower 3 Hiking around Gulfoss (Waterfall of the Gods), Iceland 4 Endless photo ops at the Leaning Tower of Pisa 22

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Decadent and delightful, the Bahia Palace is an example of Moroccan architecture at its finest, and just one of the spots you could visit on a locally guided walking tour of Marrakech.


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1 Locally guided walking tour of Florence 2 Tour Vatican City with a Local Guide 3 Watching the sun dance over the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Tumbling waterfalls, sheer rock walls, picture-perfect old farms and totally unspoiled wilderness – that’s what you could be seeing on our included visit to Boyabreen Glacier. Prepare to have every nature goal ever exceeded.

4 Night time river cruise and dinner on the Danube in Budapest

Edam

Explore on two wheels and cruise the pretty Dutch countryside village of Edam, home of the world-famous cheese. Cycle past working windmills, check out the clog making process and yes, obviously, eat all the Edam your body can take.

Berlin

Get a local’s perspective of Berlin as your Trip Manager shows you all the best sights like the super cool Eastside Gallery, the Berlin Wall, Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie and Tiergarten, one of the world’s biggest (and prettiest) parks.

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GIVING YOU MORE

ME TIME No one gives you more freedom and flexibility than us, with options to take your trip from memorable to legendary...

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obody does Europe quite like you, not even us. That’s why every single one of our trips has built in ME Time, to allow you to do Europe your way. ME Time is made up of two parts – free time and ME Time optionals – and is your time to do Europe your way. Maybe your free time is dedicated to sipping espressos and munching macarons in a Parisian patisserie, or losing yourself in the cobbled streets of Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town. Or maybe it’s just listening to the waves as you soak up the sun in Santorini. Whatever tickles your wanderlusting fantasies our team is overflowing with local insight. Seriously, ask away, they love it. And for those times when you want to take your experience up a notch, our ME Time optionals are there to satisfy your bucket list desires. Like the sound of whitewater rafting or paragliding in the Austrian Alps, catching a cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge or wine tasting amongst the German vines? Yep, we offer all of them and more – the tried and tested experiences we know travelers love, offered at the best prices with transportation sorted to get you there and back.

Discover the historic Colosseum

Take in the views from a pod in the London Eye

Paraglide over the Austrian Alps

me time optionals

Explore the canals of Venice by gondola

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

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Chill next to a wall... but not just any old wall (we’d suggest Berlin)

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editor Ginny Copestake gives her insider tips on how to spend your free time in the world’s most romantic city, Venice.

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Head to Oia for breathtaking sunsets

Island Escapes Most people assume the Cinque Terre takes the crown as Italy’s most colorful region but wait until you clap eyes on the colorful streets of Burano, just north of Venice. This tiny rainbow island is the perfect day trip escape, and from the second you step off the boat you’re enchanted. I love to just wander the streets, watch the ladies crafting lace – the island’s most famous export – and pick up some moreish Burano cookies for the journey home. Aperol o’clock Meeting friends for a spritz (“spriss” to locals) is pretty much the most Venetian thing you can do. A spritz is socially acceptable any time of day (hey, I’m on vacation!) but there’s nothing better than sipping the tangy taste of Aperol as the sun sets over the canals. Head to Al Timon in

Cannaregio, order a spritz and some tasty cichetti and hope to catch one of the impromptu jazz concerts. Secret Hideaways If you’re a bit of a book nerd like me, visiting Libreria Acqua Alta will make you very, very happy. This topsy turvy little bookshop (that also sells treats like old postcards, pictures and maps) is spread out through various rambling rooms and is packed quite literally to the rafters with books. You’ll find books in gondolas, books in bath tubs, books used to make staircases. Even if you’re not an avid reader, this is a place you can’t afford to miss, just for the experience. @ginnycopestake

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THE CONTIKI CHATEAU: A HOME FROM HOME We don’t just offer amazing trips, we provide beautiful places to relax – like the grand Château de Cruix, in the heart of the Beaujolais wine region

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t Contiki, we’re all about making your European adventure as incredible as possible. We know the cool hostels, the cozy hotels and the campsites with killer views, but it’s our Special Stopovers that add that little something different to your trip. We’ve got a host of our own properties across Europe that are completely exclusive to Contiki guests, like our own village in Rome, or our Austrian Gasthof, near ski slopes in the Tyrolean village of Hopfgarten. But it’s our beloved Château de Cruix that’s the real jewel of the Contiki crown. Today, it’s all about home-cooked food, picnics, swimming, legendary ‘P’ parties (dress as anything beginning with ‘P’) and local Beaujolais wines, made in vineyards surrounding the Château by traditional winemaker Jean-Claude Brosette. Contiki business manager Barbara Arikan works full-time at the Chateau, with her husband Kaan – who acts as caretaker, and their dog Baxter who enjoys the run of the place. “Before I moved here 10 years ago, I was working in Kent, England, and my days were all about crunching numbers. Now I feel like I'm really living – I get to come to this wonderful place, meet young people from around the world – it’s an amazing, happy bubble, and I’m so lucky I get to be in it every day.”

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mOre SpeciAL STOpOverS Gasthof Schöneck is a traditional Austrian guesthouse near the stunning Tyrolean village of Hopfgarten – expect adventures and Wiener Schnitzels. Our Swiss Chalet can be found at the foot of the Swiss Alps, near Lauterbrunnen – think waterfalls, alpine hikes and wild parties in our very own ‘Bombshelter’ club. Contiki Villages in Rome, Venice and Florence mean on-site pools, bars and nights in cozy cabins – all with easy access to the fun of the city.

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Twenty years from now YOU WILL BE MORE DISAPPOINTED By the things you didn’t do THAN BY THE ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark twain Sailing trips in Croatia, Greece & Turkey. See p.118 for more details.

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THOMAS CASTBERG We’ve partnered with professional chef Thomas Castberg, with Michelin star experience and well-known as a judge on Masterchef. Thomas has worked hands-on with us across Europe to ensure your food experiences with Contiki are local, authentic, and most importantly, absolutely delicious.

TO TRAVEL IS TO EAT. It’s an experience, a memory, a hit of culture, and something that undeniably tastes better when shared with friends. Munch brings together our two greatest passions – travel & food.

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Our commitment to local, authentic and delicious food experiences. Munch wraps up everything we do with food in Europe. It means you’re getting menus at our Special Stopovers designed by Thomas Castberg, who has personally trained our Contiki chefs to cook with passion and flair, using locally sourced and delicious ingredients. It’s a commitment with our restaurant partners to deliver local, authentic and beautiful meals. It’s superior training of our Trip Managers in food culture, and their little black book of foodie haunts for you to explore in your free time. And of course, you’ll get breakfast included every day, enjoy some amazing regional meals and treat yourself to our incredible ME Time optional food experiences, like our five-course Italian feast in Burano. Trust us, the extra pounds gained will be worth it.

Lunch, the Corfu

Rialto Market, Venice

Escargots, Paris

Captain’s Cruise

Gelato, Venice

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You’re in safe hands Our family values and flexible approach are all geared up to give you peace of mind.

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ontiki is part of The Travel Corporation family of brands. What does that mean? In short, it means that we know what we’re doing. Every year we take over 2 million travelers to 70 different countries across 30 of our award-winning travel brands. Our company isn’t run by a faceless board of executives but instead by a family who care deeply about the safety of their travelers and providing incredible experiences and value. We are financially secure, experienced beyond belief, and we won’t tie you down with a strict cancellation policy in case your plans change.

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Every year we take over 2 million travelers to 70 different countries across 30 of our awardwinning travel brands.

Perks

triP registration

If you’ve traveled with us before, you’re eligible for 5% off your next trip. If you decide a second Contiki isn’t for you & you’d prefer a luxury cruise down the River Seine on one of our Uniworld boats, or to stay in one of our 5-star Red Carnation Hotels, we won’t be offended (well maybe just a little). You can simply transfer your 5% discount to any of our other 30 travel brands. Same can be said for your deposit. Feel free to put your trip deposit towards a trip with one of our sister brands if your plans change or you blow the candles out on your 36th birthday cake before you got the chance to take your Contiki trip.

Ensuring that your trip runs smoothly is a pretty big deal to us. Registering your details before your trip ensures we can get in touch with you both prior to your adventure and during it, which basically = a hassle free trip for you with zero glitches. Plus in the unlikely event that something happens on your trip, we’ll have all your essential details so we can get in touch with you.

Visit TTC.COM/LOYALTY to learn more

Freedom Guarantee – the world’s greatest change Policy It’s a big title but damn right we’re claiming it, and for good reason. When booking with us we’re all about the no-strings-attached approach. Plans can change, as can minds, so we created Freedom Guarantee to give you ultimate flexibility. It’s made up of two parts: you can change your trip for free, or use FlexDeposit to save your paid deposit for when you’re ready to use it.

Part 1 – change your triP For Free If you want to change your chosen trip or departure just drop us a line, let us know which trip or departure you’d like and if there’s space, we’ll do the rest for zero cost*.

Visit contiki.com/tripregistration

If you’ve traveled with us before, you’re eligible for 5% off your next trip

Part 2 – FlexDePosit FlexDeposit is designed to make it easier to travel at a time that works for you. The FlexDeposit guarantee is given for free once you have paid your deposit and works as credit towards your next adventure; so if your plans change, your deposit isn’t lost – it’s simply transferred instead. FlexDeposit is available until you turn 36 (the maximum age you can travel on a Contiki). After that, it can be used with one of our sister Travel Corporation brands or, if you can’t travel yourself, it can also be gifted to someone else within five years of the original booking date.

Use FlexDeposit with a sister company, or gift your trip to someone else.

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Contiki Cares is our mission to protecting and preserving the places we go to and the people we meet, so that the generations who follow us can see the world with the same wide-eyed wonder as we do. It’s our dedication to treading lightly, acting with respect, and recognizing when to speak for the planet when it can’t speak for itself. Advising us on our journey is the TreadRight Foundation, our older, wiser sister on all things sustainability and our guiding force in seeking to make the world a better, more interconnected place. Together with TreadRight, we’re on a journey – to seek out the causes that need support, and the traditions and communities that need protection in our ever changing world.

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CONTIKI LOVES THE PLANET Contiki is proud to be using 100% recycled LEIPA paper for the body of our brochures. By doing so, we proudly save 41,000 trees per year. It is just part of The Travel Corporation way.


ASIA Cambodia – Our trips visit the FRIENDS restaurant, which offers a place for disadvantaged youths to work and learn new skills. India – Our Eternal India trip visits the Dhonk Craft Center, a cooperative that was set up to serve a dual purpose; to employ those who would otherwise only find income from tiger poaching, and also to preserve traditional artistry. China & Vietnam – TreadRight works with and supports WildAid to help put an end to the illegal wildlife trade by educating and reducing demand for products.

EUROPE Greece – TreadRight supports the TRIA ETC to revitalize Greece’s artisan sector by promoting artisanal skills to Greece’s younger generations. We’re also incredibly proud to support the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. Thanks to a combined effort from UK and Europe staff and spare change donated from our travelers on Contiki coaches, we’ve raised over US$86,000 to date.

LATIN AMERICA Peru – Our trips visit the Cusco Center for Textile Traditions, which supports over 500 artisanal weavers and helps to keep this ancient tradition alive. Costa Rica – We support the Sea Turtle Conservancy, an organization set up to protect turtle breeding and monitor the behavior of these endangered sea creatures.

NEW ZEALAND In our efforts to protect and preserve the world’s oceans, a plight very close to our hearts, our New Zealand team regularly do beach clean-ups with Sustainable Coastlines.

ME to WE – You can now extend your stay in the Galapagos with a ME to WE 4-day volunteering excursion into the Amazon jungle. Work with ME to WE on a sustainable development project, connect with members of the Amazon community and explore the tropical rainforest.

USA & CANADA Toronto – We work with and support The Storyboot Project. Our travelers visit the center that supports the traditional art of mukluk and moccasin making. LA – Contiki were one of the official sponsors of WE Day, an event that celebrates the youth of today who are making a difference in both local and global communities.

AFRICA TreadRight works with both WildAid and The Wilderness Foundation to support animal protection and conservation efforts.

AUSTRALIA We’ve worked with Surfrider Australia on a number of projects and beach clean-ups in an effort to raise awareness and increase understanding about the dangers of plastic pollution and consumption. Our Melbourne trips visit Phillip Island, where travelers have the opportunity to build shelters for the tiny penguins that live there as a ME Time optional.

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INTRODUCING THE

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re you after a travel experience that’s a little more unique, high end and verging on hipster (without the hipsters)? Let us introduce you to our Limited Edition Summer Series. Comprising of small, intimate groups of 25-30 people, Limited Edition is made up of three uniquely wonderful new trips: Boutique Local, Snap, and Munch. Boutique Local focuses on getting you on the inside track of Europe’s coolest cities, coupled with leisurely mornings and yep, you guessed it, boutique hotels. Snap and Munch are dedicated to the experiences we know you love while traveling, and will teach you new skills to boot. Small groups, curated experiences, all the memories – what more could you want?

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Restaurants for the foodiest of foodies, cocktail bar wanderings and BILBAO 2 San Sebastian neighborhood tours in the coolest parts Pamplona of Bilbao, Lisbon and Barcelona – Burgos that’s what Boutique Local is all about. Zaragoza 2 BARCELONA Taking in some of Europe’s trendiest PORTO 2 1 SALAMANCA and most up and coming cities, this PORTUGAL 2 MADRID trip focuses on going local in style. Spend your days sipping rosé in S U M M E R 2 017 SPAIN Porto, exploring the Guggenheim in 2 LISBON Bilbao and surfing the Basque coast CO D E: B B B L at San Sebastian, then sleep tight Start Finish Total in our selection of boutique hotels Barcelona Madrid Cost US$ pp that are all about attention to detail, 2017 unconventional use of space and May 10 May21 3299 Jun 28 Jul 9 3365 design – so cool it’s basically straight Aug 23 Sep 3 3299 out of Pinterest. Not a beige square room or unimaginative hotel lobby FROM US$275 PER DAY in sight. Oh, and breakfast included every day, because you know, value.

Local neighborhood hangs in Lisbon

Wind through the alleyways of Barcelona by bike

Refuel on tasty tapas in Madrid

Experience the very best of San Sebastian

Different experiences every night in our boutique hotels

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9 D AY S | T R I P M A N A G E R & I N S TA G R A M M E R D U O

H O T E L A C C O M M O D AT I O N | S M A L L G R O U P S | L U X U R Y C O A C H

Are you all about raising your Instagram game at every opportunity? Do you find yourself getting up at the crack of dawn or waiting till the last seconds of the day to get the perfect light for your shot?

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If that head’s nodding right now, we’ve got one word for you… SNAP. Our Limited Edition Summer Series trip dedicated entirely to aspiring photographers, Snap will see you combining your love of travel with your love for capturing life through a lens. Led by a dynamic Trip Manager and Instagrammer duo to show you the ropes, visit the likes of Berlin, Salzburg and Venice with a small group of well-traveled, like-minded camera aficionados. Throw in perks like walking tours of the coolest neighborhoods, wine tasting, foodie famous lunches and cozy nights in sweet hotels, and you might just have the perfect travel creation.

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VeniCe So many canals, so many photo ops

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Foodies unite! We’ve created quite possibly the ultimate itinerary for those who want to nibble their way across the continent. Tummy rumbling already? Good, read on… x

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Visiting Florence, Barcelona and the South of France (or in other words all your Mediterranean dreams), Munch is dedicated to tickling your taste buds at every opportunity. Cooking classes, pasta making, Tuscan dinners, market tours and wine making lessons will fill your days, while nights will be spent snoozing in comfy hotels. And who better to lead your small group of foodies than an equally passionate Trip Manager and food influencer duo. Intrigued? You should be…

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DISCOVERER

The trip of a lifetime for the see-it-all explorer, Discoverer sees you accomplishing travel goals left, right and center. No icon is left unseen, no quirky, random experience left undone as you explore Europe high and low, visiting multiple countries and destinations on a single trip, no matter how long you’ve got.

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EUROPEAN MAGIC WHY THIS TRIP? Europe’s crème de la crème for those tight on time.

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NIGHTS 9 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodations

INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.145 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Wine Tasting, St Goar M Swiss Mountain (summer only), Lucerne M Cabaret Show, Paris

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES FLocally guided bike tour of Munich (summer departures only) FPrivate motorboat to the historic islands of Venice FExclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour

YOUR TRIP DAY 1: Arrive London. Check in to your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2: London to Amsterdam. Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night M Evening canal boat cruise

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DAY 7: Venice to Lucerne. Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & then steer all the way into the heart of the Swiss Alps. (B,D)

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DAY 6: 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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THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

BBHH - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$485. WWHH - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$395. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.143. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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EUROPEAN DISCOVERY WHY THIS TRIP? A long-time traveler’s favorite, this 13-day extravaganza is the perfect taste of Europe.

NETHERLANDS NORTH SEA

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Valley of the Somme

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NIGHTS 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodations

INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.145 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Rafting (Summer only), Tyrol M Swiss Mountain (Summer only), Lucerne M Cabaret Show & Dinner, Paris

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

DAY 1: Arrive London. Check in to your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2: London to 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 See the White Cliffs of Dover M Canal Cruise

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DAY 6: 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

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DAY 11: 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

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HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBHD Start London 2017 Mar 29 Apr 12 Apr 21 Apr 28 May 3 May 5 May 10 May 12 May 17 May 19 May 24 May 26 May 31 Jun 2 Jun 7 Jun 9 Jun 12 Jun 14 Jun 16 Jun 19 Jun 21 Jun 23 Jun 26 Jun 28 Jun 30 Jul 3 Jul 5 Jul 7

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr 10 Apr 24 May 3 May 10 May 15 May 17 May 22 May 24 May 29 May 31 Jun 5 Jun 7 Jun 12 Jun 14 Jun 19 Jun 21 Jun 24 Jun 26 Jun 28 Jul 1 Jul 3 Jul 5 Jul 8 Jul 10 Jul 12 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 19

2425 2425 2425 2425 2479 2479 2479 2479 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595

Start London 2017 Jul 10 Jul 12 Jul 14 Jul 17 Jul 19 Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 2 Aug 4 Aug 9 Aug 11 Aug 16 Aug 18 Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 1 Sep 4 Sep 8 Sep 13 Sep 15 Sep 18 Sep 20 Sep 22 Sep 25 Sep 27 Sep 29 Oct 4

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Jul 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

2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535

22 24 26 29 31 2 9 14 16 21 23 28 30 4 11 13 16 20 25 27 30 2 4 7 9 11 16

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWHW Start London 2017 Oct 16 Oct 18 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 13 Nov 18 Nov 25 Nov 27 Dec 2 Dec 4 Dec 8 Dec 10 Dec 12 Dec 14 Dec 16 Dec 18 Dec 20 Dec 22

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

2039 2039 2039 2039 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055

28 30 4 11 25 30 7 9 14 16 20 22 24 26 28 30 1 3

Start London

Finish Paris or London

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2017 Dec 26 ★ Dec 28 Dec 30

Jan 7 Jan 9 Jan 11

2055 2055 2055

2018 Jan 3 Jan 6 Jan 15 Jan 22 Jan 29 Feb 5 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Mar 5 Mar 12 Mar 19

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar

2055 2055 2055 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1985 1985

15 18 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17 24 31

THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

BBHD - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$635. WWHW - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$505. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.143. 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 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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MEDITERRANEAN HIGHLIGHTS WHY THIS TRIP? Sunshine, shimmering coastlines, chic cities and that unbeatable Mediterranean je ne sais quoi.

FRANCE

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NIGHTS NIGHTS 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodations

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

INCLUSIONS INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.145 for more

MEME TIME OPTIONALS TIME OPTIONALS M Flamenco FlamencoShow Showwith withDinner, Dinner, Barcelona Barcelona M Monaco Dinner, French Riviera M Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum, Rome

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VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS DAY 11: Florence to Rome. Enjoy a break in medieval San Gimignano. Then pass through rural Umbria on the road to Rome. (B,D) 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 Dinner “La Dolce Vita”

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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.

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Finish Rome

2017 May 20 May 27 Jun 10 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8

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2535 2535 2535 2455 2455 2455

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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 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

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2017 Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 19 Sep 2 Sep 16

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

2455 2455 2455 2315 2315 2315

27 3 10 31 14 28

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWMD Start Madrid

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Oct 28 Nov 25

Nov 9 Dec 7

1885 1855

Start Madrid

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

2018 Jan 9 Mar 10

Jan 21 Mar 22

1905 1815

THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either

twin or triple-share). BBMD - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$889.

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

WWMD - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$649. 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 details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

YOUR TRIP - START ROME DAY 1: Arrive Rome. Check in to your hotel & then the afternoon is yours to explore. Later, meet your Trip Manager & travel buddies. (D) See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

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HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBDM Start Rome

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 May 8 May 15 May 29 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26

May 20 May 27 Jun 10 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8

2285 2345 2345 2345 2419 2419

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Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17 Aug 7 Aug 21 Sep 4

Jul Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep

2419 2419 2419 2419 2345 2345

15 22 29 19 2 16

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWDM Start Rome

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THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBDM - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$889.

WWDM - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$649. 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. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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WHY THIS TRIP? Swing by Amsterdam, explore the canals of Venice, eat your way through Italy and top it all off with the can-can at a traditional French cabaret.

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DAY 3: Amsterdam to Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial & more

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Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr 29 May 13 May 20 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 6 Jul 8 Jul 13

2949 2949 3019 3085 3085 3085 3085 3155 3155 3155 3155

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Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

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3155 3155 3155 3155 3155 3085 3085 3085 3085 3085

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2519

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5 19 26 10 17 21 25 31 7 12

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either

twin or triple-share). BBHX - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$769.

WWHZ - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$615. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

DAY 17: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London. (B) PARIS


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1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

LONDON 1

GERMANY

Dover Calais

Valley of the Somme

Heidelberg Dachau

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Liechtenstein

Innsbruck

Brenner Pass

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1 BORDEAUX

Apennine Mountains Pisa

San Sebastian

1 MUNICH AUSTRIA

FRANCE

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PAMPLONA 1

Combine the beauty of Italy, the passion of Spain and the thrill of the Swiss Alps on this 20-day adventure that will leave you feeling like the champion of Europe.

RHINELAND 1

PARIS 2 Loire Valley

WHY THIS TRIP?

BELGIUM

2 NICE

Pyrenees Mountains

1 FLORENCE

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Zaragoza

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DAY 11: French Riviera. Stroll through outdoor markets before Monaco tonight! (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

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Finish Paris or London

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Total Cost US$ pp*

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

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DAY 18: 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 & more Views Paris from the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower.

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ROAD TO ATHENS WHY THIS TRIP? All roads lead to Athens/ Rome, but why rush when you can take your sweet time exploring some of Europe’s best bits en route?

ENGLAND

LONDON 1

Dover

GERMANY

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Valley of the Somme

MUNICH 1

PARIS 2 Burgundy Region

SWITZ

AUSTRIA

2 TYROL

1 Liechtenstein Brenner Pass LUCERNE

FRANCE

ITALY Pisa

2 VENICE 2 FLORENCE ROME 2

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Vatican City

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1 GREECE

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DAY 13: Rome. Wander this ancient city with preserved Roman relics on almost every corner. (B) M Guided our of Vatican City DAY 14: Rome to Greece. Pass Naples & Mt.Vesuvius, opt in for a tour of Pompeii before our overnight ferry to Greece. (B) DAYS 15 - 16: Corfu. Kick back & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B) M Ionian dinner experience M Captain’s Cruise of Corfu

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DAY 9: Venice. Meander along alleyways & canals to art-filled Palazzos. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands

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Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Apr 24 May 8 May 22 May 29 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26

May 11 May 25 Jun 8 Jun 15 Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 6 Jul 13

3139 3215 3285 3285 3285 3285 3365 3365

Start London

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 1 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 14 Aug 28 Sep 4

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

3365 3365 3365 3365 3365 3285 3285 3285

18 20 27 10 17 31 14 21

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * Prices can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either

twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$819 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Athens. -2#B on some departures, due to Greek ferry scheduling, trip itinerary may be altered. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.143.

ROAD TO ROME END ROME - 14 DAYS FROM

US$2474 PP* US$177 P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$270

STUCK FOR TIME? We’ve got a shorter version of the 17-day Road to Athens trip, visiting 7 countries in 14 days. Trip code: BBRL See price panel above for departure dates & deduct US$665 for price to pay. Single room supp. US$565. Visit contiki.com/road-rome

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NIGHTS 28 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodations + 1 night on board a ferry

GREECE

ATHENS 3 GREECE

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

Nightstops 9 World Heritage sites visited

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22 DAYS · 10 COUNTRIES FROM US$4309PP* US$196P/DAY*

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DAYS 1 - 17: London to Athens. See Road to Athens trip on opposite page.

DAYS 24 - 25: Santorini. Indulge in Santorini’s famous blue & white buildings, beaches & sunsets. (B)(B)

DAYS 18 - 19: Athens. Explore more of Athens. (B)(B) DAY 20: Athens to Mykonos. Ferry to Mykonos for sun & good times on this party island. (B,D)

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

DAY 29: Ios to Athens. Set sail back to Athens. (B)

DAY 23: Mykonos to Santorini. Ferry to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini. (B,D)

DAY 30: Depart Athens. The trip ends after breakfast. (B)

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NETHERLANDS Edam

Calais

GERMANY

HOW MUCH & WHEN

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover

ENGLISH CHANNEL

BELGIUM

SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBHM Start London

Valley of the Somme

MUNICH VIENNA 1 Mauthausen 2

2 PARIS Loire Valley

FRANCE SWITZ

Château Chambord

2017 Apr 23 May 7 May 21 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25

1 TYROL

AUSTRIA

Liechtenstein

Dolomite 2 Lucerne Mountains SWISS ALPS VENICE 2

1 BORDEAUX

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

& N EWO V ED IM P RER A RY IT IN

2 AMSTERDAM

LONDON 1

DAY 21: 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 or catch a cable car up to the clifftop town of Fira. (B,L,D) DAY 22: Arrival into Athens. Your trip ends after breakfast & a transfer into central Athens. (B)

Pisa

1 FLORENCE

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp* May 21 Jun 4 Jun 18 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23

4955 5075 5195 5195 5195 5345 5345

Start London 2017 Jul 9 Jul 23 Aug 6 Aug 20 Aug 27 ● Sep 3 ●

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

6 20 3 17 24 1

5345 5345 5345 5195 5195 5195

Monaco

Carcassonne SPAIN

1

Pyrenees Mountains

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Places visited MEDITERRANEAN SEA 2 BARCELONA Nightstops Optional end city 18 World Heritage sites visited

ITALY

Vatican City

ADRIATIC SEA

SORRENTO 1

Pompeii

DAY 2: London to Paris. (D)

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Bari

1

29 DAYS · 13 COUNTRIES FROM US$4955 DAY 1: Arrive London. Check in to your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers.

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

2 ROME

PP*

GREECE

3 CORFU

US$171 IONIAN SEA

P/DAY*

DAY 10: Florence to Rome. (B,D) DAY 11: Rome. (B) DAY 12: Rome to Sorrento. (B)

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

Single room supplement of US$1295 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143.

DAY 3: Paris. (B)

DAY 13: Sorrento to Corfu. (B) M Guided Tour of Pompeii

DAY 4: Paris to Bordeaux. (B,D)

DAYS 14 - 16: Corfu. (B,D)(B)(B,D)

DAY 23: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. (B,D)

DAY 5: Bordeaux to Barcelona. (B,D)

DAY 17: Corfu to Italy. (B)

DAY 24: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps. (B,D)

DAY 6: Barcelona. (B)

DAY 18: Arrive Venice. (B)

DAY 25: Swiss Alps. (B,D)

DAY 7: Barcelona to French Riviera. (B,D)

DAY 19: Venice. (B)

DAY 26: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. (B,D)

DAY 20: Venice to Vienna. (B,D)

DAY 27: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. (B,D)

DAY 8: French Riviera. (B)

DAY 21: Vienna. (B)

DAY 28: Amsterdam. (B)

DAY 9: French Riviera to Florence. (B)

DAY 22: Vienna to Munich. (B)

DAY 29: Depart Amsterdam. (B) EUROPE 2017/18

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DAY 20: Kusadasi to Crete via Patmos. Wake up in the port of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colorful bazaar before it’s off to Patmos. Tonight, we’ll set sail to Crete. (B,L,D)

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NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES FExclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour FSoak up the panoramic views of Paris from the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower FExplore Barcelona’s backstreets & Gothic Quarter

DAY 19: Athens to Kusadasi via Mykonos. Cruise to the Aegean island paradise of Mykonos, then later, we’ll set sail to Turkey. (B,L,D)

For full details, see contiki.com

ENGLAND

INCLUSIONS See p.145 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Flamenco Show with Dinner, Barcelona M Captain’s Cruise of Corfu, Corfu M Paragliding, Tyrol

DAY 18: Athens. Explore more of Athens. (B)

DAYS 27 - 28: Ios. Relax & enjoy the beaches. (B)(B)

DAYS 21 - 22: Mykonos. Kick back on island time. (B)(B)

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NIGHTS 26 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodations + 2 nights on board ferries

DAYS 1 - 17: London/Paris to Athens. See Road to Athens trip on opposite page.

DAY 26: Santorini to Ios. Cruise to Ios. (B,D)

EUROPEAN PANORAMA 28

Places visited Crete Nightstops 10 World Heritage sites visited

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Santorini

SANTORINI 3

ROAD TO ATHENS + 3 DAY GREEK ISLAND CRUISE

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

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MYKONOS 3

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Kusadasi

AEGEAN SEA

INCLUDED MEALS 28 breakfasts (B), 11 dinners (D)

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

TURKEY

AEGEAN SEA

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EUROPEAN VISTA WHY THIS TRIP? Adventure and chill time combine on this three-week wonder that could see you paragliding, whitewater rafting or munching on a Tuscan feast.

NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

LONDON 1

Dover Calais

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PRAGUE 2 CZECH REP

Dachau

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

2 LUCERNE

FRANCE Swiss Alps

Pisa

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Monaco

AUSTRIA Brenner Pass

2 VENICE

ITALY

FRENCH RIVIERA 2

1 VIENNA 2 TYROL

SWITZ

1

Apennine Mountains

FLORENCE

2 ROME

Vatican City

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NIGHTS 21 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodations

INCLUDED MEALS 20 breakfasts (B), 10 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.145 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Cabaret Show, Paris M Gondola Ride, Venice M Bike Ride & BBQ Lunch (Summer departures only), Tyrol

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

DAY 2: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

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DAY 6: 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

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DAY 7: French Riviera. Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sunbathe 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 Monaco Dinner

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FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

FExclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour FExplore Florence on foot with our Local Guide

FSpecial access Rome sightseeing tour

YOUR TRIP DAY 1: Arrive London. Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers.

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DAY 14: Austrian Tyrol. Choose your own adventure in the mountains of Tyrol – exhilarating outdoor activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! (B,D) M Paragliding DAY 15: Austrian Tyrol to Munich. Stop at the humbling Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial before reaching Munich, home to Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional Bavarian beer hall

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DAY 16: Munich to Vienna. Leave festive Bavaria behind & head to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna. (B) M A classic night out with dinner DAY 17: Vienna to Prague. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a PARIS

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

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DAY 20: 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

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DAY 21: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Then check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) M Canal Cruise DAY 22: 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)

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBHV Start London

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

2017 Apr 7 Apr 28 May 12 May 19 May 26 Jun 2 Jun 9 Jun 11 Jun 16 Jun 18 Jun 23 Jun 25 Jun 30

Apr 28 May 19 Jun 2 Jun 9 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 30 Jul 2 Jul 7 Jul 9 Jul 14 Jul 16 Jul 21

3715 3715 3805 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895 4025 4025 4025 4025 4025

Start London 2017 Jul 7 Jul 9 Jul 14 Jul 21 Aug 4 Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 1 Sep 5 Sep 8 Sep 12 Sep 15 Sep 22

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

● ● ● ●

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

28 30 4 11 25 8 15 22 26 29 3 6 13

4025 4025 4025 4025 4025 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWHT Start London 2017 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 3 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 26 Dec 28

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

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan

12 19 3 17 24 31 7 16 18

3185 3185 3129 3129 3129 3129 3215 3215 3215

Start London 2018 Jan 4 Jan 14 Jan 21 Feb 11 Mar 4 Mar 18

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp* Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr

25 4 11 4 25 8

3215 3215 3045 3045 3045 3099

THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

BBHV - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$965. WWHT - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$785. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.143. 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 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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EUROPEAN TRAIL WHY THIS TRIP? Experience the hype of Eastern Europe plus check off some of the dolce vita classics as you take your time across the continent. NETHERLANDS Edam

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

LONDON 1

Dover

Calais

Dresden

GERMANY

BELGIUM

KRAKOW 2

Auschwitz

PRAGUE 2

Kutná Hora CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

Rome SLOVAKIA

VIENNA 2

Burgundy Region

SWITZ

FRANCE

SWISS ALPS

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SLOVENIA

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AUSTRIA

HUNGARY

1 LJUBLJANA

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POLAND

Apennine Mountains

2 FLORENCE

2 ROME

Vatican City

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Day 1: Arrive London. Check in to your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel DAY 2: London to 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

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HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: CCEL Start London 2017 Mar 31 Apr 14 Apr 28 May 5 May 12 May 19 May 26 Jun 2 Jun 9 Jun 11 Jun 16 Jun 18 Jun 20 Jun 23 Jun 25 Jun 27 Jun 30 Jul 2

Finish Total Start Paris or Cost London London US$ pp* Apr 23 May 7 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 4 Jul 9 Jul 11 Jul 13 Jul 16 Jul 18 Jul 20 Jul 23 Jul 25

3215 3215 3215 3285 3285 3359 3359 3359 3359 3359 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515

2017 Jul 4 Jul 7 Jul 9 Jul 11 Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 28 Jul 30 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 20 Aug 25 Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 29

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWEL Finish Total Paris or Cost London US$ pp* Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

27 30 1 3 6 13 20 22 27 3 10 12 17 24 1 8 22

3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3425 3425 3425 3425 3425 3425 3425 3425

Start London 2017 Oct 20 Oct 22 Oct 27 Nov 3 Nov 10 Nov 17 Nov 19 Nov 24 Dec 1 Dec 3 Dec 8 Dec 10 Dec 15 Dec 17 Dec 21 Dec 23

Finish Total Start Paris or Cost London London US$ pp* Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Jan ★ Jan ★ Jan ★ Jan Jan

12 14 19 26 3 10 12 17 24 26 31 2 7 9 13 15

3105 3105 3105 3075 3075 3075 3075 3075 3075 3075 3075 3075 3145 3145 3145 3145

Finish Total Paris or Cost London US$ pp*

2017 Dec 27 Dec 29

Jan 19 3145 Jan 21 3145

2018 Jan 5 Jan 12 Jan 19 Jan 26 Jan 28 Feb 2 Feb 9 Feb 16 Feb 23 Mar 9 Mar 16

Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr

28 4 11 18 20 25 4 11 18 1 8

3145 3145 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 3049

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

* Prices above are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.142.

You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143.

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DAY 11: Krakow. Go local & explore the buzzing market stalls & pavement cafÊs of this city’s unspoiled medieval Old Town. (B) Sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill M Salt Mines Tour

DAY 17: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City� & explore this living museum of history. You could hit the shops & get in the know on Italian fashion or simply hit the streets with a camera & capture the atmosphere. (B,D)

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DAY 16: 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

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VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS SUMMER 2017 CODE: CCLV

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

10

NORTH SEA

NIGHTS s,'%&21/3"Q1&0#&-2#*G &-12#*!!-++-"2'-,1

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AMSTERDAM

Dover Calais

BELGIUM

GERMANY

Dresden

PRAGUE 2 KutnĂĄ Hora

CZECH REP

FRANCE

VIENNA 1 1

*!#14'1'2#" '%&212-.1 q-0*" #0'2%#1'2#14'1'2#"

AUSTRIA

9 DAYS ¡ 7 COUNTRIES FROM US$1145 PP* US$128 P/DAY* DAY 1: Arrive London. Check in to your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel DAY 2: London to Amsterdam. Ferry across the Channel & head to Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

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DAYS 3 - 8: Amsterdam to Vienna. See days 3-8 of European Trail (opposite) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals DAY 9: 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

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Start London

Finish Vienna

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Mar 31 Apr 14 Apr 28 May 5 May 12 May 19 May 26 Jun 2 Jun 9 Jun 11 Jun 16 Jun 18 Jun 20 Jun 23 Jun 25 Jun 27 Jun 30 Jul 2

Apr 8 Apr 22 May 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 19 Jun 24 Jun 26 Jun 28 Jul 1 Jul 3 Jul 5 Jul 8 Jul 10

1225 1225 1225 1255 1255 1279 1279 1279 1279 1279 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335

Start London

Finish Vienna

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 4 Jul 7 Jul 9 Jul 11 Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 28 Jul 30 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 20 Aug 25 Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 29

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

1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1305 1305 1305 1305 1305 1305 1305 1305

12 15 17 19 22 29 5 7 12 19 26 28 2 9 16 23 7

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWLV 2017 Oct 20 Oct 22 Oct 27 Nov 3 Nov 10 Nov 17 Nov 19 Nov 24 Dec 1 Dec 3 Dec 8 Dec 10 Dec 15 Dec 17 Dec 21 Dec 23

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

28 30 4 11 18 25 27 2 9 11 16 18 23 25 29 31

1185 1185 1185 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1195 1195 1195 1195

2017 Dec 27 Dec 29 2018 Jan 5 Jan 12 Jan 19 Jan 26 Jan 28 Feb 2 Feb 9 Feb 16 Feb 23 Mar 9 Mar 16

Jan 4 Jan 6

1195 1195

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

1195 1195 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1165

13 20 27 3 5 10 17 24 3 17 24

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

*

Prices above are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.142. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 12:30pm in Vienna. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. This trip is part of a wider adventure. When you start your trip you may have a little internal giggle that some travelers have seemingly overpacked. In fact, these guys are part of a trip that extends longer than yours, so when you head home they’ll be continuing the Contiki journey. Why not join them & book the European Trail trip?

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2

2

LONDON 1 ENGLISH CHANNEL

BERLIN

NETHERLANDS Edam

ENGLAND

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DAY 24: 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)

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DAY 20: Florence to Swiss Alps. Make a stop in Pisa to see its iconic tower, catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como &

DAY 15: 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. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas

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DAY 23: 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 with champagne

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DAY 14: Budapest to Ljubljana. Today we’re making our way to Slovenia’s capital with its young, vibrant student culture. (B) See Ljubljana’s castle & old town Visit Lake Bled (summer only)

DAY 9: Vienna. Viennese culture is everywhere as you explore the city. You’ll enjoy wandering through this picturebook city & encounter its music, lively cafÊs, parks, incredible architecture & of course, delicious strudel. (B,D) See SchÜnbrunn Palace, the Habsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road M Schnaps Museum

DAY 22: Swiss Alps to Paris. Leave the lush alpine views behind as we head through the stunning Burgundy region to the “City of Lightsâ€?, Paris. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-ÉlysĂŠes & Notre Dame Cathedral

DAY 19: 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 Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

DAY 13: Budapest. All your senses are surrounded by the history of this fascinating city split by the river Danube into hilltop Buda & the bustling Pest. (B) M Past & Present Tour

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DAY 21: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day the way you want in the breathtaking Swiss Alps – camera essential. (B,D)

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DAY 8: Prague to Vienna. Head south through the Czech countryside to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna. (B) See the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) near Kutnå Hora M A Classic Night Out

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DAY 18: 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. (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Guided Tour of the Vatican Museums

DAY 12: Krakow to Budapest. Head south through Slovakia, stopping off in picturesque BanskĂĄ Bystrica before crossing into Hungary & Budapest to the “Paris of the East.â€? (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

DAY 7: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) M Prague bike tour

stop for chocolate in the stunning Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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DAY 6: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, a contemporary hub of Eastern European revival. (B,D) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden See HradÄ?any Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock


EASTERN TRAIL

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS SUMMER 2017 CODE: CCVR POLAND

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 8

11

Auschwitz CZECH REP

NIGHTS s,'%&21/3"Q1&0#&-2#*G &-12#*!!-++-"2'-,1

AUSTRIA

#EASTERNTRAIL

FREE WIFI 4'* *#-,** -,2')'!-!&#1

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SLOVAKIA

BUDAPEST 2 HUNGARY

SLOVENIA

VENICE 1 Apennine Mountains

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Banska Bystrica

VIENNA 1

INCLUDED MEALS s 0#)$121HJA n"',,#01HJ

ME TIME OPTIONALS M '#0-%'',,#0A0)-5 M '4#003'1#5'2&',,#0A 3".#12 M  -,"-*'"#A#,'!#

2 KRAKOW

1 LJUBLJANA

ITALY ADRIATIC SEA

1

9 DAYS ¡ 7 COUNTRIES FROM US$1165PP* US$130 P/DAY* ROME

12

 +.-02,2B You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

ME TIME OPTIONALS M  0#2&-55'2& &+.%,#A0'1 M 5'11-3,2',A 5'11*.1 M  3'"#"-30-$2'!,A -+#

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EUROPE 2017/18

2017 Jul 12 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 19 Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 7 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26 Aug 28 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23 Oct 7

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

1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345

20 23 25 27 30 6 13 15 20 27 3 5 10 17 24 1 15

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

5 7 12 19 26 3 5 10 17 19 24 26 31 2 6 8

1205 1205 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1219 1219 1219 1219 1219 1219

2018 Jan 4 Jan 6 Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 3 Feb 5 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 3 Mar 17 Mar 24

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

12 14 21 28 4 11 13 18 25 4 11 25 1

1219 1219 1219 1165 1165 1165 1165 1165 1165 1165 1165 1185 1185

SUMMER 2017 CODE: CCRT

Dover

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS Burgundy Region

FRANCE

SWITZ

2 SWISS ALPS ITALY Pisa

1

2017 Oct 28 Oct 30 Nov 4 Nov 11 Nov 18 Nov 25 Nov 27 Dec 2 Dec 9 Dec 11 Dec 16 Dec 18 Dec 23 Dec 25 Dec 29 Dec 31

Start Rome

London

INCLUSIONS ##.@lop$-0+-0#',$--, -3012,"0"',!*31'-,1@

1265 1265 1295 1295 1325 1325 1325 1325 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385

Total Cost US$ pp*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

ENGLAND

INCLUDED MEALS r 0#)$121HJA p"',,#01HJ

Apr 16 Apr 30 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jun 27 Jul 2 Jul 4 Jul 6 Jul 9 Jul 11 Jul 13 Jul 16 Jul 18

Finish Rome

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Trip starts 6:00pm in Vienna & ends approx. 12:30pm in Rome. -2#B This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 24-day European Trail, 16-day Trail to London & 17-day Trail to Rome trips. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

WESTERN ROCKER 7

2017 Apr 8 Apr 22 May 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 19 Jun 24 Jun 26 Jun 28 Jul 1 Jul 3 Jul 5 Jul 8 Jul 10

Start Vienna

Prices above are based on quad-share accommodation, for * more information see p.142.

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. (B)

NIGHTS r,'%&21/3"Q1&0#&-2#*G &-12#*!!-++-"2'-,1

Total Cost US$ pp*

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

DAYS 2 - 8: Vienna to Rome. See days 10-16 of European Trail (p.52) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Finish Rome

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWVR

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

Start Vienna

*!#14'1'2#" '%&212-.1 .2'-,*#,"!'27 q-0*" #0'2%#1'2#14'1'2#"

2 FLORENCE

DAYS 2 - 7: Rome to Paris. See days 18-23 of European Trail (p.52) 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)  +.-02,2B You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr 23 May 7 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 4 Jul 9 Jul 11 Jul 13 Jul 16 Jul 18 Jul 20 Jul 23 Jul 25

1209 1209 1235 1265 1265 1265 1265 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315

Start Rome 2017 Jul 20 Jul 23 Jul 25 Jul 27 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 15 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 5 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1 Oct 15

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

27 30 1 3 6 13 20 22 27 3 10 12 17 24 1 8 22

1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285

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

9 13 15 19 21 28 4 11 18 20 25 4 11 18 1 8

1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1165 1165 1165

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWRT ROME 1 Vatican City

8 DAYS ¡ 4 COUNTRIES FROM US$1149 PP* US$144 P/DAY* 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. (D)

2017 Apr 16 Apr 30 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jun 27 Jul 2 Jul 4 Jul 6 Jul 9 Jul 11 Jul 13 Jul 16 Jul 18

Finish Paris or London

PARIS

2017 Nov 5 Nov 7 Nov 12 Nov 19 Nov 26 Dec 3 Dec 5 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 19 Dec 24 Dec 26 Dec 31

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

12 14 19 26 3 10 12 17 24 26 31 2 7

1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199

2018 Jan 2 Jan 6 Jan 8 Jan 12 Jan 14 Jan 21 Jan 28 Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 13 Feb 18 Feb 25 Mar 4 Mar 11 Mar 25 Apr 1

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

*

Prices above are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.142. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Trip starts 6:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or 6:30pm in London. -2#B This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 24-day European Trail & 16-day Trail to London trips. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.


TRAIL TO ROME

SUMMER 2017 CODE: CCTR 2

ENGLAND

AMSTERDAM

LONDON 1

GERMANY

Dover

16

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS Edam

Calais

NIGHTS lq,'%&21/3"Q1&0#&-2#*G &-12#*!!-++-"2'-,1

BELGIUM

POLAND

Dresden

KRAKOW 2 Auschwitz

PRAGUE 2

CZECH REP

Kutna Hora

VIENNA 2

21

INCLUDED MEALS lp 0#)$121HJA q"',,#01HJ

FRANCE

AUSTRIA

SLOVENIA

INCLUSIONS ##.@lop$-0+-0#',$--, -3012,"0"',!*31'-,1@ 1

ME TIME OPTIONALS M  '12-0'!**)',%-30A #0*', M '#0-%'',,#0A0)-5 M '4#003'1#5'2&',,#0A 3".#12

FREE WIFI 4'* *#-,** -,2')'!-!&#1

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Apennine Mountains

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Mar 31 Apr 14 Apr 28 May 5 May 12 May 19 May 26 Jun 2 Jun 9 Jun 11 Jun 16 Jun 18 Jun 20 Jun 23 Jun 25 Jun 27 Jun 30 Jul 2

Apr 16 Apr 30 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jun 27 Jul 2 Jul 4 Jul 6 Jul 9 Jul 11 Jul 13 Jul 16 Jul 18

2319 2319 2319 2369 2369 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535

Start London

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 4 Jul 7 Jul 9 Jul 11 Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 28 Jul 30 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 20 Aug 25 Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 29

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

20 23 25 27 30 6 13 15 20 27 3 5 10 17 24 1 15

2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465

Jan 12 Jan 14

2255 2255

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

2255 2255 2159 2159 2159 2159 2159 2159 2159 2159 2189

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWTR

*!#14'1'2#" '%&212-.1 lo-0*" #0'2%#1'2#14'1'2#"

1 ROME

17 DAYS ¡ 12 COUNTRIES FROM US$2159 PP* US$127 P/DAY* DAY 1: Arrive London. Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel

AMSTERDAM

DAY 2: London to Amsterdam. Ferry across the Channel & head to Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night DAYS 3 - 16: Amsterdam to Rome. See days 3-16 of European Trail (p.52-53) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals. DAY 17: 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)

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2017 Oct 20 Oct 22 Oct 27 Nov 3 Nov 10 Nov 17 Nov 19 Nov 24 Dec 1 Dec 3 Dec 8 Dec 10 Dec 15 Dec 17 Dec 21 Dec 23

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

5 7 12 19 26 3 5 10 17 19 24 26 31 2 6 8

2235 2235 2235 2205 2205 2205 2205 2205 2205 2205 2205 2205 2255 2255 2255 2255

2017 Dec 27 Dec 29 2018 Jan 5 Jan 12 Jan 19 Jan 26 Jan 28 Feb 2 Feb 9 Feb 16 Feb 23 Mar 9 Mar 16

21 28 4 11 13 18 25 4 11 25 1

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on quad-share accommodation, for more * information see p.142. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 12:30pm in Rome. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. -2#BThis trip is part of a wider adventure. When you start your trip you may have a little internal giggle that some travelers have seemingly overpacked. In fact, these guys are part of a trip that extends longer than yours, so when you head home they’ll be continuing the Contiki journey. Why not join them & book the European Trail trip?

 +.-02,2B You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

TRAIL TO LONDON WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 15

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS SUMMER 2017 CODE: CCVL Start Vienna

ENGLAND London Dover

NIGHTS lp,'%&21/3"Q1&0#&-2#*G &-12#*!!-++-"2'-,1

POLAND

KRAKOW 2 Auschwitz

Calais

CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

23

INCLUDED MEALS lp 0#)$121HJA s"',,#01HJ

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

VIENNA 1 SWITZ

SWISS ALPS

AUSTRIA

2

SLOVENIA

Banska Bystrica SLOVAKIA

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

VENICE 1 1 LJUBLJANA

ITALY

INCLUSIONS ##.@lop$-0+-0#',$--, -3012,"0"',!*31'-,1@

ME TIME OPTIONALS M *2',#1-30A0)-5 M 1290#1#,2-30A 3".#12 M 31!, 4#,',%A *-0#,!#

FREE WIFI 4'* *#-,** -,2')'!-!&#1

CONTIKI.COM/ TRAIL-LONDON

*!#14'1'2#" Pisa 2 FLORENCE '%&212-.1 .2'-,*#,"!'27 2 ROME Vatican City lm-0*" #0'2%#1'2#14'1'2#"

16 DAYS ¡ 11 COUNTRIES FROM US$2165 PP* US$136 P/DAY* DAY 1: Start Vienna. Viennese culture is everywhere! Explore the city your way before meeting up with your Trip Manager & travel buddies tonight. (D) DAYS 2 - 15: Vienna to Paris. See days 10-23 of European Trail (p.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. (B)  +.-02,2B You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

LONDON

2017 Apr 8 Apr 22 May 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 19 Jun 24 Jun 26 Jun 28 Jul 1 Jul 3 Jul 5 Jul 8 Jul 10

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr 23 May 7 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 4 Jul 9 Jul 11 Jul 13 Jul 16 Jul 18 Jul 20 Jul 23 Jul 25

2265 2265 2315 2315 2369 2369 2369 2369 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479

Start Vienna 2017 Jul 12 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 19 Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 7 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26 Aug 28 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23 Oct 7

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

27 30 1 3 6 13 20 22 27 3 10 12 17 24 1 8 22

2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415

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

19 21 28 4 11 18 20 25 4 11 18 1 8

2265 2265 2265 2165 2165 2165 2165 2165 2165 2165 2165 2195 2195

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWVL 2017 Oct 28 Oct 30 Nov 4 Nov 11 Nov 18 Nov 25 Nov 27 Dec 2 Dec 9 Dec 11 Dec 16 Dec 18 Dec 23 Dec 25 Dec 29 Dec 31

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

12 14 19 26 3 10 12 17 24 26 31 2 7 9 13 15

2239 2239 2215 2215 2215 2215 2215 2215 2215 2215 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265

2018 Jan 4 Jan 6 Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 3 Feb 5 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 3 Mar 17 Mar 24

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

*

Prices above are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.142. Trip starts 6:00pm in Vienna & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. -2#B This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 24-day European Trail. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s worldfamous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

EUROPE 2017/18

55

#TRAILTOLONDON

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1

#TRAILTOROME

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES F-!**7%3'"#"2-30-$ 31!&5'289'0)#,3 !-,!#,202'-,!+.1

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

1 LJUBLJANA

VENICE 1

ITALY

Banska Bystrica SLOVAKIA

Start London

DISCOVERER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS


EUROPEAN QUEST NORTH SEA

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS

2

ENGLAND

Edam

AMSTERDAM

LONDON 1

WHY THIS TRIP?

Dresden

Dover Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Dream of visiting the ever beautiful Cinque Terre and surf-soaked San Sebastian? These and so much more on the trip that blows travelers’ minds year after year.

GERMANY BELGIUM

PRAGUE 2 Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP

2 PARIS 1 SALZBURG

Loire Valley

AUSTRIA

FRANCE

CINQUE TERRE 1

1 BORDEAUX SAN SEBASTIAN St-Jean-de-Luz 2

Arles

2 NICE

Pyrenees Mountains

Pisa

2 VENICE

1 FLORENCE

Monaco ITALY

ADRIATIC SEA

ROME 2

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Zaragoza

Vatican City

2 BARCELONA

SPAIN

Verona

Pompeii

SORRENTO 2 Isle of Capri

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DAY 1: Arrive London. Check in to your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel DAY 2: London to 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-Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral

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DAY 3: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Parisian Dinner DAY 4: Paris to Bordeaux. Cut through the Loire Valley, & pass rolling vineyards en route to Bordeaux, home to the worldfamous wine region. (B) Visit the town famous for its wine

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DAY 5: Bordeaux to San Sebastian. We head south to the stunning Basque city of San Sebastian, stopping off at the beach along the way. (B,D) DAY 6: San Sebastian. Time to explore! Enjoy one of the best inner-city beaches in Europe where you can learn to surf, swim, or sit back & relax in one of the city’s famous pintxo bars or get a piece of the action in the lively town centre. (B) See the Parte Vieja, Playa de la Concha & Centro Romántico

PP*

US$120

P/DAY*

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HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: CCEQ Start London 2017 Mar 30 Apr 13 Apr 27 May 11 May 18 May 23 May 25 Jun 1 Jun 8 Jun 13 Jun 15 Jun 20 Jun 22 Jun 27 Jun 29 Jul 4 Jul 6

Finish Total Start Ams’dam Cost London or London US$ pp* Apr 24 May 8 May 22 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 17 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 8 Jul 10 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 22 Jul 24 Jul 29 Jul 31

3514 3514 3514 3594 3680 3680 3680 3680 3680 3680 3850 3850 3850 3850 3850 3850 3850

2017 Jul 11 Jul 13 Jul 18 Jul 20 Jul 25 Jul 27 Aug 3 Aug 8 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 7 Sep 14 Sep 28 Oct 5

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWEQ Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp* Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct

5 7 12 14 19 21 28 2 4 11 18 25 2 9 23 30

3850 3850 3850 3850 3850 3850 3850 3850 3750 3750 3750 3750 3750 3750 3750 3750

Start London

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

2017 Oct 17 Nov Oct 19 Nov Oct 26 Nov Oct 31 Nov Nov 2 Nov Nov 9 Dec Nov RED 16 SEA Dec Nov 23 ★ Dec Nov 30 ★ Dec Dec 7 ★ Jan Dec 12 ★ Jan Dec 14 ★ Jan Dec 20 ★ Jan Dec 26 Jan Dec 29 Jan

11 13 20 25 27 4 11 18 25 1 6 8 14 20 23

3215 3215 3215 3175 3175 3175 3175 3175 3175 3175 3175 3249 3249 3249 3249

2018 Jan 4 Jan 11 Jan 18 Jan 25 Feb 1 Feb 8 Feb 15 Feb 22 Mar 1 Mar 8 Mar 15 Mar 22

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp* Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr Apr

29 5 12 19 26 5 12 19 26 2 9 16

3249 3249 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3149 3149

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

* Prices above are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.142.

You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.143.

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DAY 12: 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 Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

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DAY 9: 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

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DAY 10: Nice. Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sunbathe on the famous pebble 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 Monaco Dinner

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DAY 14: Sorrento. Chill out on the Isle of Capri. Be amazed at the natural beauty, stroll through the piazzas & Roman ruins or enjoy a cafĂŠ al fresco with the locals. (B,D)

DAY 20: Salzburg to Prague. Head north to Prague, the ‘City of a Thousand Spires’. (B,D) See HradÄ?any Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

DAY 15: Sorrento to Rome. From picture perfect Sorrento, via Pompeii to Rome. (B,D) Scenic drive along the coast See Mt. Vesuvius M Guided Tour of Pompeii

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DAY 21: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) M Bunker Tour

DAY 16: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’ & explore this living museum. There’s the chance to delve into history, visit the Colosseum this afternoon or spend the day shopping & eating. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona M Guided Tour of Vatican M Cooking Class & Dinner

DAY 22: Prague to Berlin. Head over the border & into Germany’s Dresden, often dubbed ‘Florence of the North’ because of its beauty. Then we’ll roll in to Berlin. (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in the commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall DAY 23: Berlin. Find out what makes Germany’s capital one of the most cuttingedge 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 savor the mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. (B,D)

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS SUMMER 2017 CODE: CCWQM

ENGLAND

Start London

LONDON 1

Dover

ENGLISH CHANNEL

NIGHTS s,'%&21/3"Q1&0#&-2#*G &-12#*!!-++-"2'-,1

2 PARIS FRANCE

Loire Valley

INCLUDED MEALS r 0#)$121HJA n"',,#01HJ

1 BORDEAUX

INCLUSIONS ##.@lop$-0+-0#',$--, -3012,"0"',!*31'-,1@

SAN SEBASTIAN 2

1

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DAY 2: London to 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-ÉlysÊes & Notre Dame Cathedral

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DAYS 3 - 8: Paris to Barcelona. See days 3-8 of European Quest (opposite) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals. DAY 9: Depart Barcelona. Your trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Apr 7 Apr 21 May 5 May 19 May 26 May 31 Jun 2 Jun 9 Jun 16 Jun 21 Jun 23 Jun 28 Jun 30 Jul 5 Jul 7 Jul 12 Jul 14

1235 1235 1235 1265 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339

2017 Jul 11 Jul 13 Jul 18 Jul 20 Jul 25 Jul 27 Aug 3 Aug 8 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 7 Sep 14 Sep 28 Oct 5

Finish Total Barcelona Cost US$ pp* Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

19 21 26 28 2 4 11 16 18 25 1 8 15 22 6 13

1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1305 1305 1305 1305 1305 1305 1305 1305

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar

12 19 26 2 9 16 23 2 9 16 23 30

1149 1149 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1115 1115

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWWQ 2 BARCELONA

9 DAYS ¡ 3 COUNTRIES FROM US$1105 PP* US$123 P/DAY* DAY 1: Arrive London. Check in to your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel

2017 Mar 30 Apr 13 Apr 27 May 11 May 18 May 23 May 25 Jun 1 Jun 8 Jun 13 Jun 15 Jun 20 Jun 22 Jun 27 Jun 29 Jul 4 Jul 6

Start London

BARCELONA

2017 Oct 17 Oct 19 Oct 26 Oct 31 Nov 2 Nov 9 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30 Dec 7 Dec 12 Dec 14 Dec 20 Dec 26 Dec 29

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

25 27 3 8 10 17 24 1 8 15 20 22 28 3 6

1135 1135 1135 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1149 1149 1149 1149

2018 Jan 4 Jan 11 Jan 18 Jan 25 Feb 1 Feb 8 Feb 15 Feb 22 Mar 1 Mar 8 Mar 15 Mar 22

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

*

Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.142. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 9:00am in Barcelona. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. RED SEA -2#BThis trip is part of a wider adventure. When you start your trip you may have a little internal giggle that some travelers have seemingly overpacked. In fact, these guys are part of a trip that extends longer than yours, so when you head home they’ll be continuing the Contiki journey. Why not join them & book the European Quest trip?

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Finish Total Barcelona Cost US$ pp*

Calais

Valley of the Somme

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DAY 26: 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)

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DAY 25: 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

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DAY 17: Rome to Venice. We take you to fair Verona – home of Romeo & Juliet where you’ll have the chance to visit Juliet’s Balcony. (B,D) See the Roman Arena in the city made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

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DAY 11: Nice to Cinque Terre. Along the coast to take in the seaside setting of the colorful Cinque Terre, indulge in some tasty local food & wine, dive into the crystal clear water or explore the region on a hike. (B) Visit Monterosso & enjoy a trip along the Cinque Terre

DAY 24: Berlin to Amsterdam. Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s eyeopening Red Light District, where the creative & wacky come together on narrow cobbled streets. (B,D) See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

DAY 19: Venice to Salzburg. Travel through the stunning Austrian countryside to the picture-perfect Salzburg, home to Mozart & The Sound of Music. (B) See the Hohensalzburg fortress

DAY 13: Florence to Sorrento. Travel south through Umbria & Lazio via the picturesque Bay of Naples to Sorrento. (B) M Bay of Naples Feast

DAY 8: 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,D) Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Historical Walking Tour

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DAY 18: 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 rRde

DISCOVERER

DAY 7: San Sebastian to Barcelona. Today we’ll be leaving the Bay of Biscay behind & make our lunch stop in Zaragoza, which traces its history back to the time of the ancient Romans, before heading to the vibrant city of Barcelona. (B) See the Church of the Holy Pillar in Zaragoza See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex M Flamenco Show with Dinner


MEDITERRANEAN QUEST WHY THIS TRIP?

Sunshine, Aperol Spritz and dreamy ocean views for days is just a taste of what you can expect on this journey through some of the Mediterranean’s best loved locations.

FRANCE

CINQUE TERRE 1

ITALY

Arles

2 Monaco NICE

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA 2 SPAIN

Pisa

1 FLORENCE

ROME 2

Vatican City

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Pompeii

2 SORRENTO

Capri

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Day 1: Arrive Barcelona. Viva Barcelona! Welcome to this city packed with delicious tapas, flamenco, & let’s not forget the beach, what could be better? Head out & explore before meeting your group tomorrow. Hostel

PP*

US$118

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DAYS 3 - 9: Nice to Rome. See days 1016 of European Quest (p.56-57) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals. DAY 10: Depart Rome. Your trip ends after breakfast, so it’s time to swap email addresses say “arrivederci� to your new friends. (B)

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: CCMQM Start Finish Barcelona Rome 2017 Apr 6 Apr 20 May 4 May 18 May 25 May 30 Jun 1 Jun 8 Jun 15 Jun 20 Jun 22 Jun 27 Jun 29 Jul 4 Jul 6 Jul 11 Jul 13

Apr 15 Apr 29 May 13 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 8 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jun 29 Jul 1 Jul 6 Jul 8 Jul 13 Jul 15 Jul 20 Jul 22

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWMQ

Total Start Finish Cost Barcelona Rome US$ pp*

RED SEA

DAY 2: Barcelona to Nice. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning. Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. (D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

P/DAY*

1335 1335 1359 1389 1389 1389 1389 1389 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449

2017 Jul 18 Jul 20 Jul 25 Jul 27 Aug 1 Aug 3 Aug 10 Aug 15 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 7 Sep 14 Sep 21 Oct 5 Oct 12

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

27 29 3 5 10 12 19 24 26 2 9 16 23 30 14 21

Total Cost US$ pp* 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415

Start Finish Barcelona Rome 2017 Oct 24 Oct 26 Nov 2 Nov 7 Nov 9 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30 Dec 7 Dec 14 Dec 19 Dec 21 Dec 27

Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec Jan

2 4 11 16 18 25 2 9 16 23 28 30 5

Total Start Finish Cost Barcelona Rome US$ pp* 1215 1215 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205 1229 1229 1229 1229

2018 Jan 2 Jan 5 Jan 11 Jan 18 Jan 25 Feb 1 Feb 8 Feb 15 Feb 22 Mar 1 Mar 8 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29

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

11 14 20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17 24 31 7

Total Cost US$ pp* 1229 1229 1229 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1195 1195 1195

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.142.

You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

Trip starts 7:15am on Day 2 in Barcelona & ends approx. 9:00am in Rome. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. -2#BThis trip is part of a bigger picture – our 26-day European Quest, 17-day Quest to Rome & 19-day Quest to London trips. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s worldfamous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143.

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CINQUE TERRE


NORTH SEA

Edam

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND London

GERMANY

Dover ENGLISH CHANNEL

Calais

DISCOVERER

EASTERN QUEST

Dresden

BELGIUM

PRAGUE 2

SALZBURG 1

CZECH REP

WHY THIS TRIP?

AUSTRIA

Kicking off in Rome, hit the Eastern roads to discover why this part of the continent does cool like you can’t even imagine. Salzburg, Prague, Berlin and more – yes please…

FRANCE

Verona

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1

2 VENICE

ITALY

1 ROME

11 DAYS · 8 COUNTRIES FROM US$1245 US$114 PP*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 10

13

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DAY 2: Rome to Venice. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning. We then travel over the Appenine Mountains, stopping in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona en route to Venice. (D) See the Roman Arena in the city made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

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DAYS 3 - 10: Venice to Amsterdam. See days 18-25 of European Quest (p.56-57) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals. DAY 11: 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)

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HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: CCQEM Start Rome 2017 Apr 14 Apr 28 May 12 May 26 Jun 2 Jun 7 Jun 9 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 28 Jun 30 Jul 5 Jul 7 Jul 12 Jul 14 Jul 19 Jul 21

Finish Total Start Ams’dam Cost Rome or London US$ pp* Apr 24 May 8 May 22 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 17 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 8 Jul 10 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 22 Jul 24 Jul 29 Jul 31

1479 1479 1515 1545 1545 1545 1545 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615

2017 Jul 26 Jul 28 Aug 2 Aug 4 Aug 9 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 23 Aug 25 Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29 Oct 13 Oct 20

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWQE Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp* Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct

5 7 12 14 19 21 28 2 4 11 18 25 2 9 23 30

1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575

Start Rome 2017 Nov 1 Nov 3 Nov 10 Nov 15 Nov 17 Nov 24 Dec 1 Dec 8 Dec 15 Dec 22 Dec 27 Dec 29

Finish Total Start Ams’dam Cost Rome or London US$ pp* Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Jan Jan Jan

11 13 20 25 27 4 11 18 25 1 6 8

1275 1275 1275 1275 1275 1275 1275 1275 1305 1305 1305 1305

2018 Jan 4 Jan 10 Jan 13 Jan 19 Jan 26 Feb 2 Feb 9 Feb 16 Feb 23 Mar 2 Mar 9 Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30 Apr 6

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp* Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr Apr

14 20 23 29 5 12 19 26 5 12 19 26 2 9 16

1305 1305 1305 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1265 1265 1265 1265

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

* Prices above are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.142.

You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

Trip starts 7:15am in Rome on Day 2 & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

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P/DAY*

-2#BThis trip is part of a bigger picture – our 26-day European Quest & 19-day Quest to London trips. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143.

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BERLIN

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QUEST TO ROME WHY THIS TRIP?

All roads should lead to Rome, but this one’s just a little bit special. Hit up the coolest ocean spots like San Seb and the Cinque Terre, mixed with delights like Bordeaux and Florence.

ENGLAND

LONDON 1

Dover

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS FRANCE Loire Valley

CINQUE TERRE 1

1 BORDEAUX Arles

St-Jeande-Luz

SAN 2 SEBASTIAN

Zaragoza

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 16

21

NIGHTS lq,'%&21/3"Q1&0#&-2#*G &-12#*!!-++-"2'-,1 INCLUDED MEALS lp 0#)$121HJA q"',,#01HJ INCLUSIONS ##.@lop$-0+-0#',$--, -3012,"0"',!*31'-,1@ ME TIME OPTIONALS M  0#2&-5A0'1 M  *+#,!-&-55'2& ',,#0A0!#*-, M 03'1#0-3,"2&# 1*# -$.0'A-00#,2- H13++#0-,*7J

DAY 1: Arrive London. Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel & onward travel past the World War I battlefields to Paris. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-ÉlysÊes & Notre Dame Cathedral

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DAYS 3 - 16: Paris to Rome. See days 3-16 of European Quest (p.56-57) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals. DAY 17: Depart Rome. Your trip ends after breakfast, so it’s time to swap email addresses & say “arrivederci� to your new friends. (B) PARIS

US$124

ITALY

1 FLORENCE ROME 2

Vatican City Pompeii

2 SORRENTO

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

1

PP*

Pisa

2 BARCELONA

SPAIN

17 DAYS ¡ 6 COUNTRIES FROM US$2095

2 Monaco NICE

Isle of Capri

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P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: CCQRM Start London

Finish Rome

Total Start Cost London US$ pp*

2017 Mar 30 Apr 13 Apr 27 May 11 May 18 May 23 May 25 Jun 1 Jun 8 Jun 13 Jun 15 Jun 20 Jun 22 Jun 27 Jun 29 Jul 4 Jul 6

Apr 15 Apr 29 May 13 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 8 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jun 29 Jul 1 Jul 6 Jul 8 Jul 13 Jul 15 Jul 20 Jul 22

2299 2299 2299 2355 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515

2017 Jul 11 Jul 13 Jul 18 Jul 20 Jul 25 Jul 27 Aug 3 Aug 8 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 7 Sep 14 Sep 28 Oct 5

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWQR Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449

27 29 3 5 10 12 19 24 26 2 9 16 23 30 14 21

Start London 2017 Oct 17 Oct 19 Oct 26 Oct 31 Nov 2 Nov 9 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30 Dec 7 Dec 12 Dec 14 Dec 20 Dec 26 Dec 29

Finish Rome

Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Jan Jan Jan

2 4 11 16 18 25 2 9 16 23 28 30 5 11 14

Total Start Cost London US$ pp* 2165 2165 2165 2145 2145 2145 2145 2145 2145 2145 2145 2189 2189 2189 2189

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

* Prices above are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.142.

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2017 Oct 24 Oct 26 Nov 2 Nov 7 Nov 9 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30 Dec 7 Dec 14 Dec 19 Dec 21 Dec 27

Apr 24 May 8 May 22 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 17 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 8 Jul 10 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 22 Jul 24 Jul 29 Jul 31

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

* Prices above are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.142.

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EUROPEAN INSPIRATION WHY THIS TRIP? Two-night stays in every destination means more time for you to really explore the jewels of Europe.

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ENGLISH CHANNEL

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GERMANY

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Valley of the Somme

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DAY 1: Arrive London. Hotel DAY 2: London to Amsterdam. Head to Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night DAY 3: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in Edam. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Canal Cruise DAY 4: Amsterdam to Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial & more DAY 5: Berlin. Savor the mix of old & new in this city. (B) See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Historical Walking Tour DAY 6: Berlin to Prague. Try Bratwurst in Dresden on your way south to Prague. (B,D) Take in commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall Visit the city of Dresden destroyed in World War II & known as the ‘Florence of the North’ See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence & more DAY 7: Prague. Discover Gothic architecture, beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) See HradÄ?any Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus & more Visit the Old Town Square & see the Clock DAY 8: Prague to Munich. (B) Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial DAY 9: Munich.(B,D) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

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Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

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Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either

twin or triple-share). BBAP - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$875.

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GULF OF BOTHNIA

EUROPEAN EXPLORER

DISCOVERER

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ENGLAND

2 AMSTERDAM

LONDON 1

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover Calais

GERMANY

BELGIUM

WHY THIS TRIP?

ENGLISH CHANNEL

34 days, 19 countries, and 1 helluvan adventure. If you’re after a journey that conquers all of Europe’s biggest players AND gets you cruising the Greek islands, look no further.

Valley of the Somme

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

SWITZ

LUCERNE 2

FRANCE

Liechtenstein

Verona

Pisa Monaco Pyrenees Mountains SPAIN

2 VIENNA AUSTRIA

Swiss Alps

LYON 1

Mauthausen

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

SLOVENIA CROATIA

2 VENICE

BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

1 FLORENCE

1 ZADAR Split

ITALY

2 DUBROVNIK

ADRIATIC SEA

BARCELONA 2

Vatican City

MONTENEGRO

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Bari

1 SORRENTO

ALBANIA GREECE

1

1 PREVEZA ATHENS 1

IONIAN SEA

1

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Patras Corinth Canal

TURKEY

Mykonos

Kusadasi Patmos

Santorini Rhodes Crete

34 DAYS · 19 COUNTRIES FROM US$6335 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 33

NIGHTS 28 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodations 4 nights on board a cruise ship 1 night on board a ferry

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DAY 13: Rome. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Guided Tour of Vatican DAY 14: Rome to Sorrento. (B) DAY 15: Sorrento to Greece. Overnight ferry to Greece. (B) DAY 16: To Athens. (B) M Traditional Greek dancing & dinner DAY 17: Athens to Mykonos. (B,L,D) DAY 18: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi. (B,L,D) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos M Guided tour of the Monastery of St. John DAY 19: Cruising to Rhodes. (B,L,D) See the fortified town of Rhodes DAY 20: Cruising to Santorini via Crete. (B,L,D) Visit the town of Heraklion on Crete See the volcanic islands M Guided tour of the Minoan Palace DAY 21: Santorini to Preveza. (B,D) See the first modern Olympic Stadium in Athens DAY 22: Preveza to Tirana. (B,D) DAY 23: Tirana to Dubrovnik. (B,D) DAY 24: Dubrovnik. (B,D) M Dubrovnik Cruise DAY 25: Dubrovnik to Zadar. (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split DAY 26: Zadar to Vienna. (B)

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1 15 29 13 20 27 3

6335 6485 6635 6635 6815 6815 6815

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Finish Total Amsterdam Cost or London US$ pp* Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

10 24 7 21 28 5

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling * solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost

(either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$1865 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

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IRELAND WHY THIS TRIP? Everything good you’ve heard about Ireland, it’s all true. Green and glorious, explore the Emerald Isle and some of its most treasured spots on this craic filled adventure.

LONDONDERRY 1

Giant’s Causeway

N.IRELAND

ATLANTIC OCEAN

1 BELFAST

REP. OF IRELAND

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WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWIR Start Dublin

Finish Dublin

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Total Cost US$ pp*

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2018 Jan 4 Jan 5 Jan 8 Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 10 Feb 24 Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 24

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

ENGLAND & SCOTLAND

GULF OF BOTHNIA

WHY THIS TRIP?

Isle of Skye

From the rooftops of London to the Highlands of Scotland, you’ll be walking in the footsteps of The Beatles, loving nature in the Lake District & listening to ghost stories in Edinburgh. BALTIC SEA

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Loch 1 Ness

SCOTLAND

WEST 1 HIGHLANDS

Stirling

GLASGOW 1

St Andrews

2 EDINBURGH Northumberland National Park

Gretna Green

LAKE 1 DISTRICT 1 YORK

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10 DAYS · 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1425 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 9

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DAY 2: London to Liverpool. Meet up with your Contiki Team & take a London sightseeing tour before traveling to Liverpool. (D) DAY 3: Liverpool to York. Catch the rolling country views through to one of England’s most historic cities, York. (B,D) Locally guided Beatles Magical Mystery tour Guided tour of York M Evening ‘Ghost Walk’

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VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBBR Start London

Finish Total Glasgow Cost or London US$ pp*

2017 Mar 30 Apr 13 Apr 20 Apr 27 May 4 May 11 Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure. May 18 When you start your trip you may have a little May 22 May 25 internal giggle that some travelers have seemingly Jun 1 overpacked. In fact, these guys are part of a trip Jun 5 Jun 8 that extends longer than yours, so when you head Jun 15 home they’ll be continuing the Contiki journey. Jun 19 22 Why not join them & book the Great Britain & ADRIATIC SEA Jun Jun 29 Ireland trip? Jul 3 Jul 6

SCOTLAND 6 DAYS FROM

US$855PP* US$143 P/DAY*

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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$265. Trip code: WWSC. Single supplement of US$215. Visit contiki.com/scotland

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

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Apr 8 Apr 22 Apr 29 May 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 May 31 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 14 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jun 28 Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 12 Jul 15

1675 1675 1675 1675 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1739 1739

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Finish Total Glasgow Cost or London US$ pp*

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

22 26 29 5 9 12 19 23 26 2 6 9 16 20 23 30 7 14

1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWBR 2017 Oct 19 Oct 26 Nov 2 Nov 9 Nov 23 Nov 30 Dec 7 Dec 14 Dec 21 Dec 26 Dec 27

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28 4 11 18 2 9 16 23 30 4 5

1495 1495 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1505 1505 1505 1505

2017 Dec 30 2018 Jan 4 Jan 11 Jan 18 Feb 1 Feb 15 Mar 1 Mar 8 Mar 15

Jan 8

1505

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

1505 1505 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425

13 20 27 10 24 10 17 24

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA CORINTH to & from all the start/end cities in thisCANAL brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, IONIAN SEA we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. BBBR - Summer 2017 - 9 days Single room supplement of US$455. WWBR - Winter 2017/18 - 9 days Single room supplement of US$389. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Glasgow or 2:30pm in London if you have chosen to take the train. Add US$110 to take the train from Glasgow to London. ● These trips will be in Edinburgh during the Festival & Military Tattoo (tickets not included). ◆ This trip will be in Edinburgh during Hogmanay. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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ME TIME OPTIONALS M High ropes course & zipline (summer only), Lake District

DAY 1: Arrive London. Check in to your hotel & meet your Trip Manager & fellow travelers.

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GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND WHY THIS TRIP?

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS 1

Isle of Skye

Find out what puts the “Great� in Britain as you follow in The Beatles’ steps, hunt for ‘Nessie’ in Scotland and sink Guinness with the best of ‘em in Ireland.

Loch Ness SCOTLAND

WEST 1 HIGHLANDS

St Andrews

Stirling

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1 LONDONDERRY 1

Northumberland National Park

Giant’s Causeway Gretna Green

BELFAST 1

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

Larne

N.IRELAND

IRISH SEA

REP. OF IRELAND

DUBLIN 2

GALWAY 2

1 YORK

Holyhead

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DAY 3: Liverpool to York. Catch the country views through to York. (B,D) Locally guided Beatles tour Guided walking tour of York See York Minster & Clifford’s Tower M Evening ‘Ghost Walk’ DAY 4: York to Lake District. (B) Visit Bowness & see Lake Windermere DAY 5: Lake District to Edinburgh. Cross through Gretna Green & stop at Hadrian’s Wall en route to Edinburgh. (B) Entrance to Gretna Green Museum Driving city tour to see Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace & the Royal Mile DAY 6: Edinburgh. Spend a day exploring the city. (B,D) M Edinburgh Castle Experience DAY 7: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands.(B,D) Spot Nessie on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness DAY 8: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands. (B) See the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle Visit seaside town Portree See Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis

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CORK 1

Kilkenny

PP*

US$136

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DAY 10: Glasgow to Dublin. (B,D) DAY 11: Dublin to Cork. Stop in charming Kilkenny for lunch & an optional bike ride before traveling onto Cork. (B,D) M Jameson’s Whiskey Distillery visit DAY 12: Cork to Galway. Get kiss the famous Blarney Stone, then spot the Cliffs of Moher. (B) Visit the Blarney Stone See the Cliffs of Moher DAY 13: Galway. Discover this quintessential Irish town & explore at your own pace. (B,D) M Boat Ride to the Aran Islands (summer only) DAY 14: Galway to Londonderry. Time to head north! (B,D) See the 17th Century city walls of Londonderry M Locally guided walking tour including Bogside Murals DAY 15: Londonderry to Belfast. (B) Visit the Giants Causeway M Titanic Museum Visit DAY 16: Belfast to Dublin. Return to Dublin where you can explore markets, museums, cafÊs & enjoy the easy going local hospitality. (B) See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square & St.Stephen’s Green M Guinness Storehouse Visit M Irish Dinner & Dancing Evening DAY 17: Dublin to London. We ferry across the Irish Sea to Wales & travel back to London where the trip ends upon arrival. (B)

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London

Finish London

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2017 Mar 30 Apr 13 Apr 20 Apr 27 May 4 May 11 May 18 May 22 May 25 Jun 1 Jun 5 Jun 8 Jun 15 Jun 19 Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 3 Jul 6

Apr 15 Apr 29 May 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 7 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 21 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 5 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 19 Jul 22

2575 2575 2575 2575 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2675 2675

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London

Finish London

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

29 2 5 12 16 19 26 30 2 9 13 16 23 27 30 7 14 21

2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625

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2495

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2495 2495 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2309

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4 11 18 25 9 16 23 30 6 11 12

2475 2475 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2495 2495 2495 2495

2017 Dec 30 2018 Jan 4 Jan 11 Jan 18 Feb 1 Feb 15 Mar 1 Mar 8 Mar 15

20 27 3 17 3 17 24 31

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. BBUK - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$685. WWUK - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$635. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00pm in London. This trip is a combination trip where travelers who have booked the England & Scotland only section return to London on Day 10 & those who have booked the Ireland only section join on Day 10. � These trips will be in Edinburgh during the Festival & Military Tattoo (tickets not included). ◆ This trip will be in Edinburgh during Hogmanay. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

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Athens

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Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

879 879 855 855 855 855

3 17 31 14 28 12

twin or triple-share).

Single room supplement of US$225 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 6:00pm in Athens. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143.

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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)

DAY 9: Mykonos to Santorini. Ferry to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini. (B,D) 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. (B) For full details, see contiki.com

*#1#,-2#B Day 1 has been designed to allow you to start the trip without needing an extra night of accommodations.

SPOTLIGHT ON GREECE

+ 7 DAY GREEK ISLAND CRUISE AEGEAN SEA

TURKEY

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Mykonos

Patmos

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TURKEY

Izmir Cesme

Nafplion Mykonos

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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 island paradise of Mykonos. Later we sail to Turkey. (B,L,D) DAY 6: Kusadasi to Crete via Patmos. Shop in the colourful bazaar & take a tour of Ephesus. (B,L,D) DAY 7: Crete to Santorini. Spend some time on Crete before arriving in Santorini, for spectacular island sunsets. (B,L,D) DAY 8: Arrival to Athens. Your trip ends after breakfast & a transfer into Athens. (B) For full details, see contiki.com.

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12 DAYS · 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$2725PP* US$228P/DAY* VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

DAYS 1 - 4: Athens to Athens. Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary & sightseeing. DAY 5: Athens to Nafplion. Board the ship & cruise to Nafplion. (B,L,D) DAY 6: Arrive Nafplion. Get the cameras ready for photo ops in Nafplio (B,L,D) DAY 7: Chania. Drop the anchor on the shores of Crete. (B,L,D) M Guided city sightseeing tour DAY 8: Mykonos via Cesme. First we stop off at Cesme. Then we set sail & spend the evening on Mykonos. (B,L,D) DAY 9: Mykonos to Santorini. Today we cruise to Santorini. (B,L,D) DAY 10: Rhodes. Arrive at the sunniest island in the Aegean. (B,L,D) DAY 11: Izmir. Today we return to Turkey & its port city of Izmir. (B,L,D) DAY 12: Arrival into Athens. (B) For full details, see contiki.com

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835 835 855 855 879 879 879

Kusadasi

3 SANTORINI 1

May 4 May 11 May 25 Jun 8 Jun 22 Jul 6 Jul 20

+ 3 DAY GREEK ISLAND CRUISE

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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 the trip ends in the afternoon. (B)

+ GREEK ISLAND HOPPING

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Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

FROM

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 travelers. Visit the famous Plaka area M Traditional Greek Dancing & Dinner

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Athens

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


ITALIAN ESPRESSO WHY THIS TRIP?

As full-flavored and powerful as an espresso, this three-city trip will give you a sweet taste of that intoxicating ‘dolce vita’ lifestyle.

Verona

VENICE 2

ITALY

Pisa

3 FLORENCE

Chianti Region San Gimignano

Apennine Mountains

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2 ROME

Vatican City

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Places visited Nightstops Optional end city Optional start/end city 6 World Heritage sites visited

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VENICE


8 DAYS · 2 COUNTRIES · FROM US$1225 PP* US$154 P/DAY* 7

9

NIGHTS 7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodations

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

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.145 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum, Rome M Tuscan Evening, Florence M Gondola Ride, Venice

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES FSpecial access Rome sightseeing tour FLocally guided tour of the Vatican museums

YOUR TRIP DAY 1: Arrive Rome. Check in to your hotel & this afternoon meet your Trip Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travelers. Then it’s time to hit the streets for some sightseeing of Italy’s ancient capital city. (D) See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

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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 Cooking Class & Dinner DAY 3: Rome to Florence. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS Florence, where a Local Guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. 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 Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration M Florence Nightclub

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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) Guided tour of a Tuscan winery

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DAY 6: Florence to Venice. Today, stop off at Pisa to see the famous tower then profess your love in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona, before arriving in fairytale Venice. (B)

DAY 7: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways, grand squares, art-filled palazzos, boutiques, bars & markets. See the amazing Venetian glass, 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 Venetian Dinner

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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.

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBHI Start Rome 2017 Apr 8 Apr 22 May 6 May 20 May 22 May 27 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jun 26 Jul 1

Finish Venice or Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr 15 Apr 29 May 13 May 27 May 29 Jun 3 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 3 Jul 8

1399 1399 1435 1465 1465 1465 1465 1495 1495 1495 1495

Start Rome 2017 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23

Finish Venice or Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

1495 1495 1495 1495 1495 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465

15 22 5 12 19 2 9 16 23 30

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWHI Start Rome 2017 Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 18 Dec 16 ★ Dec 28 ★ Dec 30

Finish Venice or Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Dec Jan Jan

1275 1259 1259 1295 1295 1295

28 11 25 23 4 6

Start Rome 2018 Jan 13 Mar 3 Mar 17

Finish Venice or Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan 20 Mar 10 Mar 24

1295 1225 1249

THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

BBHI - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$395. WWHI - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$425. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Venice or approx 6:00pm in Rome. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.143. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

MIX & MATCH See more & save more! Use low cost airlines to fly to Greece. This trip will Mix & Match with Greek Island Hopping p.110 trip, or Spotlight on Greece p.69. Or head to Berlin & connect with the Eastern Road trip p.112. You’ll save US$50 with our Multi-trip discount. See p.11

This trip is also suitable for Easy Pace travelers.

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SIMPLY ITALY WHY THIS TRIP?

Ever dreamed of exploring every glorious inch of Italy? Now’s your chance. Go in-depth and see it all, from the dramatic Cinque Terra coastline to the carvings of the Colosseum.

MILAN 1

Cinque Terre

VENICE 2

Lake Garda Verona

ITALIAN RIVIERA 1 Pisa

2 FLORENCE Chianti Region Apennine Mountains

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Vatican City

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2 SORRENTO

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BURANO


12 DAYS · 2 COUNTRIES · FROM US$1639 PP* US$137 P/DAY* 11

14

NIGHTS 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodations

INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.145 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Cruise around the Isle of Capri (Summer only), Sorrento M Tuscan Evening, Florence M Burano Island Cruise & Dinner, Venice

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES FSpecial access Rome sightseeing tour FEnjoy a glass of Prosecco overlooking the Bay of Naples FDay trip to the Isle of Capri

YOUR TRIP DAY 1: Start Rome. Check in to your hotel & this afternoon meet your Trip Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travelers. (D) 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,D) See Mt. Vesuvius Scenic coastal drive to Sorrento

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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) DAY 4: Sorrento to Florence. From postcard perfect Sorrento, pass through rural Umbria & Tuscany’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. (B,D) Local wine tasting in the Chianti region

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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 Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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M Florence nightclub

DAY 6: Florence to Venice. Say goodbye to Florence, then we take you to Verona – home of Romeo & Juliet. Next up: the canals & gondolas of Venice by night. (B) See Juliet’s House & the Roman Arena in Verona M Venice walking tour with cicchetti

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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 See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride

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DAY 8: Venice to Milan via Lake Garda. Leave the floating city behind as we head to the Italian fashion capital, Milan. (B) Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda

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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 & train along the scenic coast (the cruise is weather permitting & summer departures only)

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DAY 10: Italian Riviera to Rome. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder then pass 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

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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 Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum

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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.

VENICE

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBSY Start Rome

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Apr 2 Apr 16 Apr 30 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 21 Jun 25 Jun 28 Jul 2 Jul 5

Apr 13 Apr 27 May 11 May 25 Jun 1 Jun 8 Jun 15 Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 2 Jul 6 Jul 9 Jul 13 Jul 16

2025 2025 2025 2075 2125 2125 2125 2125 2175 2175 2175 2175 2175 2175

Start Rome

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 6 Sep 10 Sep 13 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1

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

2175 2175 2175 2175 2175 2175 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125

20 27 3 10 17 31 7 14 17 21 24 28 5 12

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWSY Start Rome

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 26 Dec 10 ★ Dec 21 ★ Dec 28 ★

Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan Jan

1709 1709 1685 1685 1735 1735

2 9 7 21 1 8

Start Rome

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

2018 Jan 7 Jan 28 Mar 11

Jan 18 Feb 8 Mar 22

1735 1639 1675

THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

BBSY - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$595. WWSY - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$555. 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. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent. For travel insurance see p.143.

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.110. You’ll save US$50 with our Multi-trip discount. See p.11.

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SPANISH SPREE WHY THIS TRIP?

Dive deep into Spanish life as you loop your way across the country. Expect non-stop fiestas, flowing sangria and all the tapas you can dream of…

ATLANTIC OCEAN

BILBAO 1

San Sebastian

1 PAMPLONA

Pyrenees Mountains Zaragoza

BARCELONA 2

Segovia

MADRID 3 Toledo

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

SPAIN

Denia

2 IBIZA

#SPANISHSPREE

CORDOBA 1 SEVILLE 1

2 GRANADA

Gibraltar

1

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Places visited Nightstops 7 World Heritage sites visited

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CONTIKI.COM/SPAIN

IBIZA


14 DAYS · 2 COUNTRIES · FROM US$1685 PP* US$121P/DAY* 13

17

NIGHTS 13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodations

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

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach See p.145 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Valley of the Fallen, Madrid M Bike Tour, Barcelona M Guided Rock Tour, Gibraltar

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES FExplore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour in Madrid FLocally guided tour of the Alhambra

YOUR TRIP DAY 1: Arrive Madrid. Check in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital, full of diverse neighborhoods & lively plazas. Later, meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. (D) 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)

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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,D) DAY 4: Bilbao to Pamplona. Swim & shop in the beach resort of San Sebastian before heading to Pamplona, the city immortalized in the famous Hemingway novel ‘The Sun Also Rises’. (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,D) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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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 worldfamous island of sun, sand & sounds. (B) DAY 8: Ibiza. Relax on Ibiza’s beaches & soak up the sunshine or get into some water sports before heading out into the island’s unbeatable nightlife. (B) Visit Ibiza Town & beaches

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DAY 9: Ibiza to Granada. This morning it’s a fast ferry to the mainland before reaching Granada. (B) 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,D) M Tour of Albaicin & La Cartuja DAY 11: Granada to Seville. Wind along the Costa del Sol & see the Sierra Nevada mountains. Stop in Gibraltar before arriving in Seville. (B)

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Scenic drive past Marbella & Malaga M Tour to top of Gibraltar M Flamenco show & tapas

DAY 12: Seville to Cordoba. Take your time in laid-back Seville before we reach lively Cordoba, soaked in history & serving up old-world atmosphere, time-worn lanes & famously beautiful streets. (B) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza de España in Seville

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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 Traditional Madrileños dinner

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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.

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBEH Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 May 1 May 8 May 15 May 22 May 29 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 5 Jul 10 Jul 15 Jul 17

May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 18 Jul 23 Jul 28 Jul 30

2415 2415 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2529 2529 2529 2529 2529 2529 2529

Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 19 Jul 24 Jul 26 Jul 29 Jul 31 Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25

Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

2529 2529 2529 2529 2529 2529 2529 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475

1 6 8 11 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 1 8

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWEH Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Oct 16 Oct 30 Nov 20 Dec 23 Dec 27

Oct Nov Dec Jan Jan

1755 1755 1729 1775 1775

29 12 3 5 9

Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

2018 Jan 3 Feb 12 Mar 19

Jan 16 Feb 25 Apr 1

1775 1685 1715

THE FINER DETAILS The above prices are accurate as of September 16th, 2016 & include internal airfares. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/spain Included Flights: Prices above include the land trip & internal flights as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the trip start & end cities. Please see included flights on p.142 for important info. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

BBEH - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$815. WWEH - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$575. 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. This trip is part of the epic Iberian Peninsula & Morocco adventure so you’ll be waving goodbye to some of your new pals as they continue on with this separate journey. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.143. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 2 nights in Madrid (RD,B,B), Bilbao 1 night (B), Pamplona 1 night (B), Barcelona 2 nights (RD,B,B), Valencia 1 night (B), Granada 2 nights (B,D,B), Seville 2 nights (D,B,B), Cordoba 1 night (B), Madrid 1 night (B). For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

MIX & MATCH See more & save more! Use low cost airlines to fly to Italy & Greece. This trip will Mix & Match with Simply Italy p.72-73, or Greek Island Hopping p.110. You’ll save US$50 with our Multi-trip discount. See p.11.

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IBERIAN PENINSULA & MOROCCO WHY THIS TRIP?

Take your time exploring the best parts of Spain before plunging into Moroccan life and winding up in the vibrant streets of Lisbon.

BILBAO 1

San Sebastian Pyrenees Mountains

1 PAMPLONA Zaragoza

Segovia

2 BARCELONA

3 MADRID PORTUGAL SPAIN

2 LISBON

Denia

2 IBIZA

SEVILLE 2 2 GRANADA

#IBERIAANDMOROCCO

Tarifa

Algeciras Gibraltar

1 TANGIER

Rabat Casablanca

2 FEZ MOROCCO

2 MARRAKECH

1

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Places visited Nightstops 10 World Heritage sites visited

EUROPE 2017/18

CONTIKI.COM/IBERIANPENINSULA-MOROCCO

BARCELONA


21 DAYS · 4 COUNTRIES · FROM US$3215 PP* US$154 P/DAY* 20

29

NIGHTS 20 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodations

INCLUDED MEALS 20 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team & Local Rep in Morocco See p.145 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Valley of the Fallen, Madrid M Bike Tour, Barcelona M Guided Tour to Sintra & Cascais, Lisbon

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES FExplore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour in Madrid FGuided local tour & visit the Bahia Palace in Marrakech

YOUR TRIP DAY 1: Arrive Madrid. Check in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital, full of diverse neighborhoods & lively plazas. Later, meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. (D) 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)

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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,D) DAY 4: Bilbao to Pamplona. Swim & shop in the beach resort of San Sebastian before heading to Pamplona, the city immortalized in the famous Hemingway novel ‘The Sun Also Rises’. (B) DAY 5: Pamplona to Barcelona. Soak up the city of Zaragoza, once a great Roman town that inherited its name from the legendary Caesar Augustus, before we make our way to the buzzing city of Barcelona. (B,D) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

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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 worldfamous island of sun, sand & sounds. (B) DAY 8: Ibiza. Relax on Ibiza’s beaches & soak up the sunshine or get into some water sports before heading out into the island’s unbeatable nightlife. (B) Visit Ibiza’s town & beaches

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS 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 Welcome to Morocco Dinner & Show

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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 breath taking sight of the famous Atlas Mountains. (B,D) Scenic drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains

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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

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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 II’s Mosque in Casablanca See the Hassan Tower & King’s Palace in Rabat See the Kasbah & admire the panoramic view

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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. (B,D) M Flamenco Show with Tapas

DAY 17: Seville. Enjoy your time in laid-back sunny Seville, soaked in history & serving up old-world atmosphere, timeworn lanes & famously beautiful streets. Enjoy a day of discovery! (B) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza d’España

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DAY 18: Seville to Lisbon. Next up is Portugal’s contemporary capital Lisbon. Tour the picturesque 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 traveler’s dream. Discover the cultural treasures & historical sites. Tonight enjoy a night of partying or relax watching the sun set over the river Tagus. (B) See the Castelo de São Jorge, the Praca do Comercio & Rossio & Praça da Figueira. M Portuguese Dinner

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DAY 20: Lisbon to Madrid. Cross back in to Spain for the final leg of your trip, returning to Madrid & your final night on the town! (B) DAY 21: Depart Madrid. Your trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 and 21 have been designed to allow you to catch flights for the start and end of your trip.

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: IBPMO Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 May 1 May 8 May 22 May 29 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10

May 21 May 28 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30

3215 3215 3359 3359 3359 3359 3455 3455 3455 3455

Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 14 Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25

Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

3455 3455 3455 3455 3455 3295 3295 3295 3295 3295

4 6 13 20 3 17 24 1 8 15

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WIBP Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Oct 16 Oct 30 Nov 20 Dec 23 Dec 27

Nov Nov Dec Jan Jan

2549 2549 2515 2585 2585

4 18 9 11 15

Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

2018 Jan 3 Feb 12 Mar 19

Jan 22 Mar 3 Apr 7

2585 2435 2485

THE FINER DETAILS Prices above prices are accurate as of September 16th, 2016 & include internal airfares. For up-to-date pricing, please go to contiki. com/iberianpeninsula-morocco Included Flights: Prices above include the land trip & internal flights as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the trip start & end cities. Please see included flights on p.142 for important info. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either

twin or triple-share). IBPMO - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$1105. WIBP - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$635.

Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. For more ways to save see p.11. Winter dates feature a slightly modified 20 day itinerary, 1 night in Valencia instead of 2 nights in Ibiza & 1 less (RD). For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143.

MARRAKECH

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DAY 9: Ibiza to Granada. This morning it’s a fast ferry to the mainland before reaching Granada. (B) 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,D) Locally guided tour of Granada’s Alhambra Palace M Tour of Albaicin & La Cartuja

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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 colorful city. (B,D) Scenic drive past Marbella, Malaga & the Rif Mountains

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SPAIN, MOROCCO & PORTUGAL WHY THIS TRIP? Want to munch on tasty paella, discover Lisbon’s cobbled streets AND get lost in hectic Moroccan souks all at once? Of course you do.

3 MADRID PORTUGAL SPAIN

2 LISBON GRANADA 2

SEVILLE 2 Tarifa

TANGIER

1

Algeciras Gibraltar

ATLANTIC OCEAN

2 FEZ

Rabat Casablanca

MOROCCO

2 MARRAKECH 1

15 DAYS ¡ 4 COUNTRIES FROM US$1855 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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DAY 10: Tangier to Seville. Stop off at Gibraltar en route to the Andalucian capital, Seville, known for its heritage of art, dance & culture. (B) M Flamenco Show with Tapas DAY 11: Seville. Enjoy your time in laid–back sunny Seville, soaked in history & serving up old-world atmosphere, timeworn lanes & famously beautiful streets. Enjoy a day of discovery! (B) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza d’Espaùa M Walking Tour inc. Bullring

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DAY 13: Lisbon. Once home to the world’s greatest explorers, Lisbon is now a modern traveler’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 Portuguese Dinner

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Finish Madrid

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2017 May 7 May 14 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16

May 21 May 28 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30

2335 2335 2385 2385 2385 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465

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Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 21 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 20 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1

Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

4 6 13 20 3 17 24 1 8 15

2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385

Jan Jan Mar Apr

15 22 3 7

1959 1959 1855 1889

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWMP 2017 Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 25 Dec 28

Nov Nov Dec Jan

4 18 9 11

1935 1905 1905 1959

2018 Jan 1 Jan 8 Feb 17 Mar 24

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

MOROCCO WHY THIS TRIP? Combine the heady smells of spice, the multi-colored leather tanneries, the sublime architecture and oh-so-muchmore in this 5-day trip to vibrant Morocco. 2 FEZ

MOROCCO

2 MARRAKECH

1

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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 Jamaa el-Fna Square M Marrakech by Night

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DAY 5: Depart Marrakech. Time to swap email addresses & say goodbye to your new Contiki buddies as your trip ends after breakfast. (B) *#1#,-2#B Days 1 & 5 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBMO Start Fez 2017 May 11 May 18 Jun 1 Jun 8 Jun 15 Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 6 Jul 13 Jul 20

Finish Total Marrakech Cost US$ pp* May 15 May 22 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24

749 765 765 765 789 789 789 789 789 789

Start Fez 2017 Jul 25 Jul 27 Aug 3 Aug 10 Aug 24 Sep 7 Sep 14 Sep 21 Sep 28 Oct 5

Finish Total Marrakech Cost US$ pp* Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

789 789 789 789 765 765 765 765 765 765

29 31 7 14 28 11 18 25 2 9

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWMO Start Fez 2017 Oct 25 Nov 8 Nov 29

Finish Total Marrakech Cost US$ pp* Oct 29 Nov 12 Dec 3

735 729 729

Start Fez 2018 Jan 1 Jan 5 Jan 12 Feb 21 Mar 28

Finish Total Marrakech Cost US$ pp* Jan Jan Jan Feb Apr

5 9 16 25 1

745 745 745 709 725

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

BBMO - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$245. WWMO - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$165. Trip starts 8:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 15-day Spain, Morocco & Portugal trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

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TURKEY & GREEK ISLAND ODYSSEY 9

NIGHTS 6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodations 3 nights on board a cruise ship

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Gallipoli Troy

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Athens

IZMIR 1 KUSADASI 1

GREECE

1

DAY 1: Arrive Istanbul. Check in & meet your Team. (D) DAY 2: Istanbul. (B) Visit the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar & the Spice Market with a Local Guide See the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace & Suleymaniye Mosque M Belly Dancing Show & Dinner DAY 3: Istanbul to Canakkale. (B,D) Journey along the Sea of Marmara Visit Lone Pine Cemetery See Anzac Cove DAY 4: Cannakale to Izmir. Tonight we stay in Homer’s birthplace of Izmir. (B,D) Scenic mountain drive to Pergamum, ancient capital of Asia Minor

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M Guided tour of the centuries-old ruins DAY 5: Izmir to Pamukkale. (B,D) M Visit to the site of the thermal pools & hot springs DAY 6: Pamukkale to Kusadasi. (B) Visit a Turkish carpet factory See Kusadasi’s shopping bazaar & promenade DAY 7: Kusadasi to Rhodes. Board your cruise ship to Rhodes via Patmos. (B,D)

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1 ASWAN 1

If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Or take a single supplement option: Add US$489 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or US$615 to twinshare price for an outside cabin (add port taxes for total price). Trip starts 7:00pm in Istanbul & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Athens.

DAY 9: Cruising to Santorini via Crete. Drop by Crete en route to Santorini. (B,L,D) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Visit Santorini’s main town of Fira See the sunset from Oia M Guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos

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DAY 10: Arrival into Athens. Enjoy breakfast before transferring into central Athens where the trip ends. Or, there’s also an opportunity to opt in for a guided tour of the Acropolis. (B)

Please note: Days 1 & 10 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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2 CAIRO

EGYPT

INCLUSIONS Transfer from airport to hotel on arrival See p.145 for more info on our standard inclusions.

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1929 1965 1965 2015 2015 2015

Total Twin Out US$ pp*

2017 EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS

1 LUXOR

80

2219 2265 2265 2315 2315 2315

Finish

Istanbul Athens

* Prices above are based on twin-share.

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Giza Sakkara

INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D)

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Places visited Crete Nightstops 6 World Heritage sites visited

10 DAYS · 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1929 PP* US$193 P/DAY*

NIGHTS 3 nights in hotels, 1 night twin-berth sleep couchette train (Cairo to Aswan), 3-night Nile Cruise

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES FLocally guided tours of the Egyptian Museum & the Pyramids of Giza

May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

Total Twin In US$ pp*

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

Rhodes

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Visit the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam, Aswan M Visit the Temple of Horus, Edfu

Hieropolis

2017 May 10 May 31 Jun 14 Jun 28 Jul 5 Jul 12

Total Twin Out US$ pp*

Santorini

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

15

Start Finish Istanbul Athens

1 PAMUKKALE

Ephesus

Patmos

EGYPT & THE NILE

7

SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBSL

Pergamum

AEGEAN SEA

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Turkish Bath Experience, Istanbul M Islands & Volcanoes, Santorini

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

HOW MUCH & WHEN

1 CANAKKALE TURKEY

INCLUSIONS See p.145 for more info on our standard inclusions.

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES FVisit the Blue Mosque, Galata Bridge & spice markets in Istanbul FSee one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World – a locally guided trip of Ephesus FSee the famous Santorini spectacle of an Oia Sunset

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2 ISTANBUL

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Places visited LAKE NASSER Nightstops 3 World Heritage sites visited

8 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM US$1319 PP* US$165 P/DAY* DAY 1: Arrive Cairo. Check in to the hotel & meet up with your Contiki Team. DAY 2: Cairo overnight train to Aswan. A Local Guide will take you back to ancient Egypt, gaze in awe at the Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza. (B,D) Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

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DAY 3: Nile Cruise - Aswan. Board our Nile Cruise then opt to take a tour of Aswan. (B,L,D) DAY 4: Nile Cruise - Aswan to Edfu. Choose to visit the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel. Then cruise on down the river Nile to Edfu. (B,L,D) M Visit Kom Ombo, the Temple of Two Gods

DAY 5: Nile Cruise - Edfu to Luxor. Stop in Edfu to see the Temple of Horus the Avenger. (B,L,D) DAY 6: Luxor to Hurghada. Be amazed by Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings. (B,D) See the the Colossos of Memnon M Guided Visit of the Temple of Karnak

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DAY 7: Hurghada to Cairo. Today it’s back to Cairo for a final night on the town. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBEG Start Cairo

Finish Cairo

2017 Apr 1 Apr 15 Apr 29 May 13 May 27 Jun 10 Jun 24

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr 8 Apr 22 May 6 May 20 Jun 3 Jun 17 Jul 1

1399 1399 1399 1435 1469 1469 1505

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Finish Cairo

2017 Jul 8 Jul 22 Aug 5 Aug 19 Sep 2 Sep 16 Sep 30

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

1505 1505 1505 1505 1469 1469 1469

15 29 12 26 9 23 7

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WTEG Start Cairo

Finish Cairo

2017 Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 23 Dec 30

Total Cost US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

1379 1359 1359 1359 1399 1399

28 11 25 9 30 6

Start Cairo

Finish Cairo

2018 Jan 13 Jan 27 Feb 10 Feb 24 Mar 10

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar

1399 1319 1319 1319 1319

20 3 17 3 17

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either

twin or triple-share). BBEG - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$419. WTEG - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$395. Note: Single room supplement does not apply to night 2. Overnight train cabins are twin-share only. Trip starts 7:00pm in Cairo & ends approx. 8:00am in Cairo. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

DAY 8: Depart Cairo. The trip ends after breakfast. (B)

THE NILE CRUISE

Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Cruise the Nile in style! With luxury cabins, with en suite bathrooms, TVs & air conditioning. The ship features a pool, sun deck, loungers, bars & party areas.


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Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jun 10 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 22

Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug

2145 2239 2239 2239 2239 2239

24 8 15 22 29 5

Start

Finish

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Sep 2

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

2239 2239 2239 2239 2155

Rome

Rome

12 19 26 2 16

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$735 on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome.

DAY 11: Corfu. Try out some water sports or soak up the sun. (B) M Ionian Dinner Experience DAY 12: Corfu Port on overnight ferry to Bari Port. Relax in the Corfu sun before an overnight ferry to Italy. (B) DAY 13: Bari Port to Salerno. (B) M Guided Tour of Pompeii

DAY 8: Split to Dubrovnik. Enjoy a free morning before Dubrovnik. (B,D)

DAY 14: Salerno to Rome. This morning you have the chance to sail the Amalfi Coast. (B) See Mt. Vesuvius

DAY 10: Tirana to Corfu. Head through Albania then a short ferry ride to the Greek islands. (B,D)

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PLITVICE 1 SPLIT 2

Vatican City

HOW MUCH & WHEN

SLOVENIA

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ADRIATIC SEA

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1 DUBROVNIK MONTENEGRO Kotor Bay

Pompeii

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Finish Split

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2017 Jun 16 Jun 30 Jul 7 Jul 14 Jul 21

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug

2315 2315 2315 2315 2315

1 15 22 29 5

Start Split

Finish Split

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2017 Jul 28 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 25

Aug Aug Aug Sep

2315 2315 2315 2235

12 19 26 9

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CORFU 2 1

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16 DAYS · 8 COUNTRIES FROM US$2235PP* US$140 P/DAY*

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$775 on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 8:00am in Split on Day 2 & ends approx. 8:00am in Split.

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DAY 6: Corfu Port on overnight ferry to Bari Port. Relax in the Corfu sun before an overnight ferry to Italy. (B)

DAY 11: Rome to Florence. Pass through vineyards to Renaissance Florence. (B)

DAY 2: Split to Dubrovnik. Meet your Contiki Team & drive to Dubrovnik. (B,D)

DAY 7: Bari Port to Salerno. (B) M Guided Tour of Pompeii

DAY 3: Dubrovnik to Tirana. Travel through Montenegro, Kotor Bay to Tirana. (B)

DAY 8: Salerno to Rome. You have the chance to sail the Amalfi Coast then head north. (B) See Mt. Vesuvius

DAY 13: Venice to Ljubljana. (B) See the castle & old town

DAY 4: Tirana to Corfu. Head through Albania then ferry across to the Greek islands. (B) DAY 5: Corfu. Kick back & relax, get into some water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B) M Ionian Dinner Experience

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DAY 14: Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes. Be blown away by Plitvice’s lakes & waterfalls. (B,D) Visit the UNESCO Plitvice Lakes

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DAY 7: Plitvice to Split. Soak up Split’s ultra cool vibes. (B) See Diocletian’s Palace M Croatian Feast

DAY 3: Rome to Florence. (B)

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DAY 2: Rome. Explore & get a feel for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Colosseum. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City M Emperors & Gladiators inc. the Colosseum

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DAY 5: Venice to Ljubljana. Today we’re onto Slovenia’s capital with its young, vibrant student culture. (B) See the castle & old town

DAY 3: Rome to Florence. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills &

DAY 6: Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes. Off to Plitvice Lakes with 16 lakes, amazing

2017 Jun 10 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 22

Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

1189 1239 1239 1239 1239 1239

17 1 8 15 22 29

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Split

Finish

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Sep 2

Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep

1239 1239 1239 1239 1195

5 12 19 26 9

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$399 on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. -2#B This trip is part of a wider adventure. When you start your trip you may have a little internal giggle that some travelers have seemingly overpacked. In fact, these guys are part of a trip that extends longer than yours, so when you head home they’ll be continuing the Contiki journey. Why not join them & book the Adriatic Unearthed trip?

waterfalls, & surrounding forest, you’ll be blown away by its beauty. (B,D)

t Visit the UNESCO Plitvice Lakes

DAY 7: Plitvice to Split. Soak up Split’s ultra cool vibes & get amongst it at a waterfront nightstop. (B) M Croatian Feast DAY 8: Depart Split. The trip ends after breakfast. (B) *#1#,-2#BDay 1 has been designed to allow you to start the trip without needing an extra night of accommodation.

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HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBAS

SPLIT 1 ADRIATIC SEA

1 DUBROVNIK MONTENEGRO Kotor Bay

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terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B)

DAY 2: 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 Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 8

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US$1305 PP* US$145 P/DAY*

Day 1: Arrive Split. Check in to your hotel & head out to explore before getting to know your Contiki crew over dinner.

have a short ferry ride across to the Greek island of Corfu for some serious fun in the sun. (B,D)

DAY 2: Split to Dubrovnik. Meet up with your Contiki Team & fellow travelers before our drive down the scenic Dalmatian coastline to Dubrovnik. (B, D) See Diocletian’s Palace

DAY 5: Corfu. Kick back & relax, get into some water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B)

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DAY 3: Dubrovnik to Tirana. Travel into Albania & wind through the dramatic mountains & along the Adriatic Coast. (B)

DAY 6: Corfu to Bari overnight ferry. Spend the day relaxing in the Corfu sunshine before catching an overnight ferry to Italy. (B)

DAY 4: Tirana to Corfu. Head south today through Albania with its beautiful rugged scenery & a landscape dotted with remnants of its turbulent past. We then

DAY 7: Bari to Salerno. Today we head across Italy to Salerno. On the way you have the chance to visit the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. (B)

Split

Rome

Finish

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jun 16 Jun 30 Jul 7 Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 28

Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug

1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355

24 8 15 22 29 5

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Rome

Finish

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 8

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

1355 1355 1355 1305 1305

12 19 26 2 16

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * Prices can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

Single room supplement of US$455 on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 8:00am in Split on Day 2 & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. -2#B This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 15-day Adriatic Unearthed (start Rome) trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack. For more ways to save see p.11.

DAY 8: Salerno to Rome. This morning you may want to sail the Amalfi Coast before we head north to Rome. (B) DAY 9: Depart Rome. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to swap email addresses & say “arrivederci� to your new friends. (B)


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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

BEST OF BALKANS

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WHY THIS TRIP? Tight on time but eager to discover a bunch of Eastern Europe’s best bits? This 15-day trip around six culturally diverse countries should do the trick. HUNGARY

BUDAPEST 2 SLOVENIA

1 LJUBLJANA CROATIA

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ADRIATIC SEA

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DAY 4: Dubrovnik to Budva. Head to Montenegro & Kotor. Later we arrive in Budva to sample the picturesque coastal town & nightlife. (B,D) DAY 5: Budva. Discover the Old Town & beaches where you can swim in the turquoise waters. (B,D) DAY 6: Budva to Sarajevo via Mostar. Stop in Mostar, then it’s Sarajevo, a city hit by war but now a cool & fashionable destination. (B,D) Walk across Mostar Bridge

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DAY 7: Sarajevo. See the after-effects of war & visit the historical landmarks that shape this remarkable city on our walking tour. (B) DAY 8: Sarajevo to Belgrade. Travel to Belgrade to enjoy the town’s festive vibe & party on one of Belgrade’s floating bars. (B) See Kalemegdan Fortress & the historic old town

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DAY 11: Budapest to Ljubljana. Today we’re on to Slovenia’s capital with its young, vibrant student culture. (B) See the castle & old town

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DAY 12: Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes. Off to Plitvice with 16 lakes, amazing waterfalls, & surrounding forest, you’ll be blown away by its beauty. (B,D) Visit the UNESCO Plitvice Lake

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DAY 13: Plitvice to Zadar. Today we depart Plitvice & drive down to the seaside city of Zadar, see the Roman ruins, listen to the sounds of the famous ‘Sea Organ’ & enjoy the relaxed seaside café atmosphere. (B)

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Kotor

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBCH Start Split

Finish Split

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2235 2235 2335 2335 2335

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Finish Split

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Aug Sep Sep Sep

2335 2335 2245 2245

19 2 16 30

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * Prices can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$765 on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143.

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WHY THIS TRIP?

Want to go somewhere off the beaten path? This trip takes you to some of Europe’s most emerging cities, think beautiful Budva, history laden Sarajevo and gorgeous Ljubljana.

HUNGARY

BUDAPEST 3 SLOVENIA

1 LJUBLJANA CROATIA

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DAY 1: Arrive Budapest. Enjoy a free evening to explore this timeless city. DAY 2: Budapest to Ljubljana. Meet up with your Contiki Team & fellow travelers before we make our way to Slovenia’s capital with its young, vibrant student culture. (B) See the castle & old town

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DAY 3: Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes. Off to Plitvice, with its 16 lakes, amazing waterfalls, & surrounding forest, you’ll be blown away by the beauty of the area. (B,D) Visit the UNESCO Plitvice Lakes

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DAY 4: Plitvice to Zadar. Today we depart Plitvice & drive down to the seaside city of Zadar, see the Roman ruins, listen to the sounds of the famous ‘Sea Organ’ & enjoy the relaxed seaside cafĂŠ atmosphere. (B) DAY 5: Zadar to Split. On to Split the largest city of Dalmatia. Soak up Split’s ultra cool vibes & get amongst it at a waterfront night stop. (B) M Croatian Feast DAY 6: Split. Today is a free day to enjoy Split. Why not head to the local beach or see one of the famous islands on the Dalmatian coastline to enjoy the warm waters. (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace

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DAY 7: Split to Dubrovnik. Drive along the scenic Dalmatian coastline to Dubrovnik. Tonight is your opportunity to taste the delights that gives this city the name ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. (B) M Dinner Cruise

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DAY 8: Dubrovnik. With Baroque buildings, museums & monasteries, re-create your favorite Game of Thrones moment in this eye-catching UNESCO World Heritage Site in your free time today. Or take the opportunity to relax at a cool rock bar hidden behind the city walls. (B) See the fortified city and old port

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DAY 10: Budva. Today is free to explore Budva & all the great things it has to offer. Discover the Old Town & beaches where you can swim in the turquoise waters. (B,D) DAY 11: Budva to Sarajevo via Mostar. Into Bosnia to Mostar to view its iconic bridge. Sarajevo next, a city hit by war but now a cool & happening destination. (B,D) Walk across Mostar Bridge

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DAY 12: Sarajevo. Visit the cultural & historical landmarks that shape this city on our walking tour. Then you have a free afternoon to explore before enjoying the nightlife. (B) See the after effects of the 90s war

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DAY 13: Sarajevo to Belgrade. Into Serbia to Belgrade & its combination of medieval & modern architecture. Tonight, enjoy the town’s festive vibe & party on one of Belgrade’s floating bars. (B) See Kalemegdan Fortress & the historic old town

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VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBBB Start Budapest 2017 Jun 5 Jun 19 Jul 3 Jul 17

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp* Jun Jul Jul Aug

20 4 18 1

2285 2349 2349 2349

Start Budapest 2017 Jul 31 Aug 14 Aug 28 Sep 11

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp* Aug Aug Sep Sep

15 29 12 26

2349 2349 2285 2285

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$805 based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Meet your trip manager at 7:30am on Day 2 of your trip & ends at approx. 8:00am in Budapest. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143

DAY 14: Belgrade to Budapest. We’ll head north into Hungary to the “Paris of the East�, Budapest. Launch into Budapest’s nightlife & live it up like the locals by heading to a riverside bar or a happening club. (B) See Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion M Group Photo

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DAY 1: Arrive Split. Check in to your hotel, before getting to know your Contiki crew over dinner. (D)

DAY 5: Budva. Discover the Old Town & beaches where you can swim in the turquoise waters. (B,D)

DAY 2: Split to Dubrovnik. Enjoy the morning before our drive down the scenic Dalmatian coastline to Dubrovnik. (B) See Diocletian’s Palace M Dinner Cruise

DAY 6: Budva to Sarajevo via Mostar. Stop in Mostar, Sarajevo, a city hit by war but now a cool & fashionable destination. (B,D) Walk across Mostar Bridge

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DAY 3: Dubrovnik. Recreate your favorite Game of Thrones moment. Or relax at a hidden rock bar behind the city walls. (B) DAY 4: Dubrovnik to Budva. Head to Montenegro & Kotor. Later we arrive in Budva, to sample the picturesque coastal town & nightlife. (B,D)

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DAY 7: Sarajevo. Visit the cultural & historical landmarks that shape this city on our walking tour. Then you have a free afternoon to explore. (B) See the after effects of the 90s war

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DAY 8: Sarajevo to Belgrade. Into Serbia to Belgrade & its combination of medieval & modern architecture. Tonight,

2017 Aug 5 Aug 19 Sep 2 Sep 16

Total Cost US$ pp*

Aug Aug Sep Sep

1849 1849 1795 1795

15 29 12 26

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$615 based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest. -2#BThis trip is part of a bigger picture – our 15 or 16-day Best of Balkans trips. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

party on one of Belgrade’s floating bars. (B) See Kalemegdan Fortress & the historic old town

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DAY 9: Belgrade to Budapest. Sightseeing then launch into Budapest’s nightlife & live it up like the locals by heading to a riverside club or a happening ‘ruins’ bar. (B) See Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

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DAY 10: Budapest. Embrace this fascinating city split by the river Danube into the hilltop Buda & the bustling Pest. (B,D) Goulash cooking demonstration & dinner Guided tour of the House of Terror Museum

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DAY 11: Depart Budapest. The trip ends after breakfast. (B) *#1#,-2#BDays 1 & 11 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

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1 PLITVICE ZADAR 1

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Total Cost US$ pp*

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Aug Sep Sep Sep

709 689 689 689

Budapest

Split

19 2 16 30

Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either

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Single room supplement of US$245 based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price.

DAY 4: Plitvice to Zadar. Today we depart Plitvice & drive down to the seaside city of Zadar, see the Roman ruins, listen to the sounds of the famous ‘Sea Organ’ & enjoy the relaxed seaside café atmosphere. (B)

Meet your trip manager at 7:30am on day 2 of our trip & ends approx. 8:00am in Split.

DAY 5: Zadar to Split. On to Split the largest city of Dalmatia. Make your last night one to remember, soak up Split’s ultra cool vibes & get amongst it at a waterfront nightstop. (B)

For more ways to save see p.11.

DAY 6: Depart Split. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 15-day Best of Balkans (start Split) trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.143.

*#1#,-2#BDay 6 has been designed to allow you to finish the trip without needing an extra night of accommodation.

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RUSSIA PLUS WHY THIS TRIP?

Breathe in the best of Russia including the UNESCO World Heritage Center of St Petersburg and lively Moscow, with a vodka on us…

FINLAND

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DAY 1: Arrive Stockholm. Check in, explore & meet team for dinner. Hotel (D) DAY 2: Stockholm & sail to Helsinki. Board our luxury boat for our overnight cruise to Helsinki. Overnight Baltic Cruise (B) M Guided tour of Town Hall DAY 3: Helsinki. This morning we dock in the quirky Finnish capital, Helsinki! Hotel (B) See the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium & Senate Square Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’

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DAY 4: Helsinki to St. Petersburg. Pass through Finland’s pine forests before reaching St. Petersburg. Hotel (B,D) DAYS 5 - 6: St. Petersburg. Go local with two full days to explore. 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

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DAY 7: St. Petersburg to Novgorod. Discover the ancient fort town of Novgorod. Hotel (B,D) Locally guided tour of Novgorod’s old town

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DAY 8: Novgorod to Moscow. Stop into the township of Klin on the way to Russia’s spiritual, political & economic hub, Moscow. Hotel (B,D) See the famous composer Tchaikovsky’s house in Klin

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DAYS 9 - 10: Moscow. Witness the mix of ‘New’ & ‘Old’ Russia. Hotel (B)(B) Visit Red Square, the Kremlin & see Lenin’s Mausoleum & St. Basil’s Cathedral

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DAY 11: Moscow to Minsk. Pass by the site of Napoleon’s historic battle with the Russians at Borodino before Belarus. (B,L,D) DAY 12: Minsk to Warsaw. Arrive in Warsaw. Hotel (B) Visit Brest Fortress – one of the most important Soviet World War II monuments

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DAY 13: Warsaw. See ruins, churches & mansions. Hotel (B,D) Visit the old town, the monument to Chopin & hear tales of the Warsaw Uprising

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DAY 14: Depart Warsaw/Berlin. The trip ends after breakfast in Warsaw, or catch a complimentary transfer to Berlin. (B) *#1#,-2#BDays 1 & 14 (ending Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

RUSSIA PLUS START HELSINKI · 12 DAYS FROM US$2129

PP*

US$178P/DAY*

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STUCK FOR TIME? Start your trip in Helsinki & visit 5 countries in 12 days. Trip code: CCRH See price panel above for departure dates & prices. Visit contiki.com/russia-helsinki

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Finish Warsaw or Berlin

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug

2439 2439 2439 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539

3 10 24 8 15 22 29 5

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Finish Warsaw or Berlin

Total Cost US$ pp*

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

2539 2539 2539 2539 2439 2439 2439

12 19 26 2 9 16 23

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Finish Warsaw or Berlin

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug

2129 2129 2129 2215 2215 2215 2215 2215

3 10 24 8 15 22 29 5

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Finish Warsaw or Berlin

Total Cost US$ pp*

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

2215 2215 2215 2129 2129 2129 2129

12 19 26 2 9 16 23

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.142. Copy of passport required at the time of booking. +.-02,2'1',$-BIt is necessary to obtain a Russian Tourist Voucher & a Russian Visa for this trip. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. The fee for the Russian Visa will be an additional charge. +.-02,2'1',$-BYou’ll need a visa for Belarus, which can be obtained with the help of your TM on the trip. The fee for this visa will be an additional charge. Trip starts 6:00pm in Stockholm & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw or 7:00pm in Berlin. -2#BThis trip is part of a bigger picture – our 23-day Scandinavia & Russia Plus trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

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*#1#,-2#BDay 23 (ending Warsaw) has been designed to allow you to finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Keep it flexible & choose where you want to end your trip – choose either Warsaw or Berlin. Too easy.

Important Visa info: It is necessary to obtain a Russian Tourist Voucher & a Russian Visa for this trip. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. The fee for the Russian Visa will be an additional charge. Important Visa info: You’ll need a visa for Belarus, which can be obtained with the help of your TM on the trip. The fee for this visa will be an additional charge. Trip starts 7:00am on Day 2 in Berlin or 6:00pm in Copenhagen & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw or 7:00pm in Berlin.

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Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. above are based on maximum quad-share, with many * Prices free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.142.

DAY 13: Depart Helsinki. (B)

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Please note: If you’ve chosen to start your trip in Copenhagen, your trip will be 12 days. Deduct US$60 off the trip price above. You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:00am in Berlin on Day 2 or 6:00pm in Copenhagen & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Stockholm or 8:00am in Helsinki. This trip is part of a wider adventure. When you start your trip you may have a little internal giggle that some travelers have seemingly overpacked. In fact, these guys are part of a trip that extends longer than yours, so when you head home they’ll be continuing the Contiki journey. Why not join them & book the Scandinavia & Russia trip?

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Who says the fun has to stop when the sun goes down? These fast-paced itineraries will have you seeing the sights by day and partying by night at some of the hottest party stops. Not to mention, your dollar will go far with a mix of stays in hotels, hostels and Contiki Special Stopovers & Cabins.

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Apr 17 Apr 28 May 12 May 22 May 27 May 31 Jun 6 Jun 8 Jun 12 Jun 15 Jun 19 Jun 22 Jun 25 Jun 28 Jul 1 Jul 4 Jul 5 Jul 8

1489 1489 1515 1515 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615

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THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many * free upgrades to twin-share. For more information see p.142. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. â—? This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143.

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EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS WHY THIS TRIP? How much of Europe can you pack into two weeks? How about basking in the sun on the French Riviera, tossing coins in the Trevi Fountain, sleeping in a 16th century Château and a whole lot more…

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THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many * free upgrades to twin-share. For more information see p.142. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:00pm in London. ● This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

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EUROPEAN WHIRL NORTH SEA

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Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

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Total Cost US$ pp*

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

2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2655 2655 2655 2655 2655 2655 2655 2655

26 30 1 2 5 9 12 14 17 20 24 31 3 6 10 13 15 21 25 28 29 1

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many * free upgrades to twin-share. For more information see p.142. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. â—? This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

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Visit a French perfumery M Parisian 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. (B) BERLIN


HIGH ENERGY

EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE WHY THIS TRIP? NORTH SEA

Did someone say traditional Swiss chalet and a 16th century castle surrounded by French vineyards? Think we just did, plus Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, the Rhine Valley… basically a Europe 101.

NETHERLANDS Edam

ENGLAND

2 AMSTERDAM

LONDON 1 Dover Calais

St Goar

BELGIUM

GERMANY

RHINE 1 VALLEY

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

Heidelberg Dachau

2 PARIS Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

1 MUNICH

FRANCE SWITZ

Beaujolais Region

Liechtenstein Lucerne

2 SWISS ALPS

CHÂTEAU 2 DE CRUIX

2 TYROL AUSTRIA

Brenner Pass ITALY

Pisa

2 VENICE

2 FLORENCE

Monaco

1

1

1 THE RIVIERA

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

2 ROME

Vatican City

21 DAYS · 11 COUNTRIES FROM US$2765 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

20

32

NIGHTS Special Stopovers: 2 nights French Château, 2 nights Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights Swiss Chalet, 6 nights in Contiki Villages, 1 night hostel & 7 nights hotel accommodations

DAY 1: Arrive London. Check in & meet your team. DAY 2: London to Paris. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights”. Hotel (D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre & more See the White Cliffs of Dover

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DAY 3: Paris. Hotel (B) M Parisian Cabaret Show

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

DAY 4: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. (B,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover See Château Fontainebleau See Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards

INCLUSIONS See p.145 for more info on our standard inclusions.

DAY 5: Beaujolais Wine Region. (B,PL,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Gondola Ride, Venice M Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum, Rome M Whitewater Rafting, Tyrol

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

DAY 6: Beaujolais Wine Region to The Riviera. Hotel (B) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino

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US$132

P/DAY*

t See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Guided tour of Vatican DAY 11: Rome to Venice. Contiki Village (B) M Hidden Venice Guided Walking Tour With Aperitivo DAY 12: Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas

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DAY 13: Venice to Austrian Tyrol. (B,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles

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DAY 14: Austrian Tyrol. (B,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports M Bike Ride & BBQ Lunch

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DAY 15: Austrian Tyrol to Munich. Hostel (B) Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

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DAY 16: Munich to Swiss Alps. (B,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps

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DAY 17: Swiss Alps. (B,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover M Jungfrau Mountain DAY 18: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beer steins are crafted M Wine Tasting

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VISIT CONTIKI.COM/EXPERIENCE

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: CCMX Start London 2017 Apr 2 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr 27 May 7 May 14 May 17 May 23 May 25 May 31 Jun 4 Jun 6 Jun 8 Jun 11 Jun 14 Jun 18 Jun 20 Jun 22 Jun 25 Jun 27

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp* Apr 22 May 6 May 13 May 17 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 6 Jun 12 Jun 14 Jun 20 Jun 24 Jun 26 Jun 28 Jul 1 Jul 4 Jul 8 Jul 10 Jul 12 Jul 15 Jul 17

2765 2765 2765 2765 2815 2869 2869 2869 2869 2869 2869 2869 2869 2869 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999

Start London 2017 Jun 29 Jul 2 Jul 6 Jul 9 Jul 12 Jul 15 Jul 20 Jul 23 Jul 26 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 9 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 1 Sep 3 Sep 7 Sep 10 Sep 12

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

● ● ● ●

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

19 22 26 29 1 4 9 12 15 19 26 29 2 9 16 21 23 27 30 2

2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2869 2869 2869 2869 2869 2869 2869

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

*

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. For more information see p.142. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

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DAY 20: Amsterdam. Hotel (B) M Canal 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) EUROPE 2017/18

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EUROPEAN ESCAPADE NETHERLANDS Edam

GERMANY

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

LONDON 1 Dover Calais

BELGIUM

St Goar

Valley of the Somme

Heidelberg Dachau

2 PARIS Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

WHY THIS TRIP? Western Europe get ready as you’re about to be explored from tip to toe. 26 days of intense sightseeing, adventuring, partying and living with no regrets is about to commence‌

RHINE 1 VALLEY

FRANCE

2 TYROL

Liechtenstein

SWITZ

Lucerne

2 SWISS ALPS

CHĂ‚TEAU DE CRUIX 2

Arles

VIENNA 2

MUNICH 1

Monaco

Dolomite Mountains

ITALY Pisa

AUSTRIA

2 VENICE

2 FLORENCE

2 THE RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

2 ROME

SPAIN

Vatican City

2 BARCELONA

1

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DAY 1: Arrive London. Hotel DAY 2: London to Paris. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe & more DAY 3: Paris. Hotel (B) DAY 4: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. (B,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover See Château Fontainebleau See Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards DAY 5: Beaujolais Wine Region. (B,PL,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover DAY 6: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district DAY 7: Barcelona. Hostel (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex M Flamenco, Tapas & Drinks DAY 8: Barcelona to The Riviera. Hotel (B,D) Visit the historic city of Arles Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur DAY 9: The Riviera. Hotel (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino DAY 10: The Riviera to Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa DAY 11: Florence. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower & more Florentine leather craft demonstration M Space Electronic Disco

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US$134

P/DAY*

DAY 12: Florence to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, & more DAY 13: Rome. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City DAY 14: Rome to Venice. Contiki Village (B) DAY 15: Venice. 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 DAY 16: Venice to Vienna. Hostel (B) DAY 17: Vienna. Hostel (B) See SchÜnbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road M Schnaps Museum DAY 18: Vienna to Munich. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz DAY 19: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. (B,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover Visit Dachau Concentration Camp M Whitewater Rafting DAY 20: Austrian Tyrol. (B,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover DAY 21: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps. (B,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN

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DAY 22: Swiss Alps. (B,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover M Jungfrau Mountain DAY 23: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Hotel (B,D)

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ESCAPADE

Start London

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp* Apr 21 May 4 May 15 May 21 May 27 Jun 2 Jun 8 Jun 10 Jun 18 Jun 20 Jun 26 Jun 28 Jun 30 Jul 2 Jul 6 Jul 8 Jul 14 Jul 16 Jul 18 Jul 20

3465 3465 3465 3465 3535 3535 3605 3605 3605 3605 3605 3605 3605 3605 3605 3605 3769 3769 3769 3769

Start London 2017 Jun 28 Jul 1 Jul 4 Jul 7 Jul 9 Jul 13 Jul 19 Jul 21 Jul 25 Jul 31 Aug 6 Aug 12 Aug 18 Aug 24 Aug 30 Sep 2 Sep 5 Sep 8 Sep 10

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

â—? â—? â—? â—? â—?

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

23 26 29 1 3 7 13 15 19 25 31 6 12 18 24 27 30 3 5

3769 3769 3769 3769 3769 3769 3769 3769 3769 3769 3769 3769 3769 3605 3605 3605 3605 3605 3605

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. For more information see p.142. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. â—? These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

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DAY 25: Amsterdam. Hotel (B) M Canal Cruise

DAY 26: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London. (B) BARCELONA


HIGH ENERGY

EUROPEAN CONTRASTS

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

NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS Edam

LONDON 1

WHY THIS TRIP?

Dover

Dive deep into the diversity of European culture on this one-month loop that puts sightseeing and unbeatable experiences center stage, including the cherry on top trip to Corfu.

GERMANY

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

St Goar

BELGIUM

Valley of the Somme

RHINE 1 VALLEY

CZECH REP

Heidelberg

Cesky Krumlov

2 PARIS FRANCE

PRAGUE 2

1 MUNICH

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

2 VIENNA

1 AUSTRIA TYROL

SWITZ

Liechtenstein Dolomite Lucerne Mountains

Beaujolais Region

2 SWISS ALPS

CHÂTEAU 2 DE CRUIX

Monaco

2 THE RIVIERA

Pisa

1 FLORENCE ITALY ADRIATIC SEA

Vatican City

2 ROME

1

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

VENICE 2

Pompeii

SORRENTO 1

1

1

Bari

29

42

NIGHTS Special Stopovers: 2 nights French Château, 1 night Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights Swiss Chalet 6 nights Contiki Villages 11 nights hotel, 5 nights hostels & 2 nights on board ferries INCLUDED MEALS 28 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 13 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.145 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Parisian Dinner, Paris M Locally Guided Walking Tour, Venice M A Classical Night Out, Vienna

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

PRAGUE

PP*

US$140

P/DAY*

DAY 1: Arrive London. Hotel

DAY 16: Corfu to Italy. Adriatic Ferry (B)

DAY 2: London to Paris. Hotel (D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre & the Champs-Élysées

DAY 17: Arrive Venice. Contiki Village (B)

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DAY 5: Beaujolais Wine Region. (B,PL,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover French picnic lunch

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DAY 6: Beaujolais Wine Region to The Riviera. Hotel (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit a Monte Carlo casino

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DAY 7: The Riviera. Hotel (B,D) DAY 8: The Riviera to Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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DAY 9: Florence to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basillica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration

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DAY 18: Venice. Contiki Village (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola Ride

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DAY 19: Venice to Vienna. Hostel (B) M Schnaps Museum DAY 20: Vienna. Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House

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DAY 21: Vienna to Prague. Hostel (B,D) Visit the medieval town of Český Krumlov

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DAY 22: Prague. Hostel (B) DAY 23: Prague to Munich. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

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DAY 24: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. (B,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover DAY 25: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps. (B,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

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DAY 26: Swiss Alps. (B,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover

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DAY 27: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s Medieval castle See the Lorelei Rock

DAY 11: Rome to Sorrento. (B)

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DAY 12: Sorrento to Corfu. Adriatic Ferry (B) DAYS 13 - 15: Corfu. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B,D) M Captain’s Cruise of Corfu

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DAY 28: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house

DAY 30: Depart Amsterdam. (B)

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/CONTRASTS

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: CCSER Start London 2017 Apr 12 Apr 20 Apr 30 May 15 May 18 May 20 May 29 Jun 1 Jun 10 Jun 13 Jun 16 Jun 29 Jul 1 Jul 3

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp* May 11 May 19 May 29 Jun 13 Jun 16 Jun 18 Jun 27 Jun 30 Jul 9 Jul 12 Jul 15 Jul 28 Jul 30 Aug 1

4185 4185 4275 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4525 4525 4525 4525

Start London 2017 Jul 5 Jul 7 Jul 13 Jul 19 Jul 25 Aug 4 Aug 10 Aug 12 Aug 18 Aug 22 Aug 25 Aug 30 Sep 1 Sep 5

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

● ● ● ●

Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

3 5 11 17 23 2 8 10 16 20 23 28 30 4

4525 4525 4525 4525 4525 4525 4525 4525 4525 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many * free upgrades to twin-share. For more information see p.142. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

CORFU SAILING OPTION

& N EWO VE D IM PRER ARY IT IN

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 accommodations. Yacht (B,L) (B,L)(B,L). Trip code: CCSES. See p.118 for more info & price panel for departure dates & prices. Visit contiki.com/contrasts-sailing

EUROPE 2017/18

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#EUCONTRASTS

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES FExclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour with champagne & escargot FEnjoy a French picnic lunch

3 CORFU

CORFU RESORT OR SAILING OPTION

30 DAYS · 13 COUNTRIES FROM US$4185 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

GREECE

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city Special Stopover night 17 World Heritage sites visited


LONDON TO ATHENS WHY THIS TRIP? ENGLAND

Start in London, end in Athens and squeeze in the bright lights of Paris, the chic vibes of the Riviera, the winding canals of Venice and dreamy Corfu in between.

LONDON 1 Dover

Calais

Valley of the Somme

Versailles

3 PARIS

Burgundy Region Beaujolais Region

FRANCE

2 CHĂ‚TEAU DE CRUIX

VENICE 2 Apennine Mountains Pisa

Arles Monaco

Pyrenees Mountains SPAIN

2 THE RIVIERA

1

ITALY

Vatican City

BARCELONA 2

1

2 FLORENCE

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ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME

Mt Vesuvius Pompeii

Bari

1

GREECE

3 CORFU Corinth Canal

1 ATHENS

IONIAN SEA

22 DAYS ¡ 7 COUNTRIES FROM US$3335 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

21

33

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EUROPE 2017/18

DAY 1: Arrive London. Check in to your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. Hotel DAY 2: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Hotel (D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-ÉlysÊes & Notre Dame Cathedral

PP*

US$152

P/DAY*

DAY 10: The Riviera. Stroll through outdoor markets, boutiques or sun worship on the beach. Hotel (B,D) Visit a Monte Carlo casino

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DAYS 3 - 4: Paris. Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Hotel (B,D,B) See the Palace of Versailles (entry not included) M Cabaret Show with Champagne

DAY 12: Venice. Meander through the “floating city�. See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square Contiki Village (B) M Gondola Ride

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DAY 5: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. Wind through Burgundy’s wine country to reach Contiki’s 16th century Château. (B,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover DAY 6: Beaujolais Wine Region. Relax at the Château & enjoy a scenic walk & picnic. (B,PL,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover DAY 7: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona. Head to Barcelona & walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district. Hostel (B,D) DAY 8: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional flamenco show! Hostel (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família

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DAY 13: Venice to Florence. Travel to Pisa, before heading on to Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) DAY 14: Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria. Contiki Village (B) Florentine leather craft demonstration

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DAY 15: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

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DAY 16: Rome. Explore this living museum. Contiki Village (B,D) M Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum DAY 17: Rome to Corfu. Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii. Then head to Greece. Adriatic Ferry (B) M Guided Tour of Pompeii DAYS 18 - 20: Corfu. Kick back & relax, on this Greek island paradise. Hotel (B,D) (B)(B,D) M Captain’s Cruise of Corfu

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/LONDON-ATHENS

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: CCLG Start London

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Apr 29 May 13 May 27 Jun 2 Jun 5 Jun 10 Jun 14 Jun 16 Jun 19 Jun 21 Jun 24 Jun 28

May 20 Jun 3 Jun 17 Jun 23 Jun 26 Jul 1 Jul 5 Jul 7 Jul 10 Jul 12 Jul 15 Jul 19

3335 3405 3469 3469 3469 3469 3629 3629 3629 3629 3629 3629

Start London

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 13 Jul 16 Jul 22 Jul 29 Jul 31 Aug 5 Aug 14 Aug 19 Aug 26 Aug 30

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

3629 3629 3629 3629 3629 3629 3629 3629 3629 3629 3469 3469

22 29 3 6 12 19 21 26 4 9 16 20

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many * free upgrades to twin-share. For more information see p.142. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:00pm London & ends approx. 12:00noon in Athens. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.143. -2#BOn some departures, the itinerary may change due to sudden alterations to the Italian/Greek ferry schedule.

DAY 21: Corfu to Athens. Leave the island & travel to the mythological city of Athens. Hotel (B) M Traditional Greek Dancing and Dinner DAY 22: 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

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LONDON TO ROME

SUMMER 2017 CODE: CCLR

LONDON 1 Dover

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Calais

Valley of the Somme

Versailles

3 PARIS

Burgundy Region Beaujolais Region

INCLUDED MEALS lp 0#)$121HJAl.'!,'! *3,!&HJAlk"',,#01HJ

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many * free upgrades to twin-share. for more information see p.142. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

17 DAYS ¡ 6 COUNTRIES FROM US$2565 PP* US$151P/DAY*

Trip starts 7:00pm in London & ends approx. 7:30am in Rome. For more ways to save see p.11.

STUCK FOR TIME? For travelers on a time-budget, why not jump off early & explore Rome in depth? We’ve got a shorter version of the 22-day London to Athens trip, visiting six countries in 17 days.

DAYS 1 - 16: London to Rome. See p.98 London to Athens for itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals

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

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DAY 17: End Rome. Your trip ends after breakfast, so it’s time to swap email addresses & say “arrivederci� to your new friends. (B)

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DAYS 1: Arrive London. Check in to your hotel, then free time to explore London. Hotel DAYS 2 - 22: London to Athens. Refer to London to Athens on p.98. In the afternoon of day 22, you will be transferred to meet your fellow travelers on our Greek Week trip. DAY 23: Athens to Mykonos. Sightsee the ancient wonders of this bustling city before ferrying to Mykonos for some sun & good times. Hotel (B) DAY 24: Mykonos. Get lost in the traditional white-washed maze, dive into the azure waters or sip on ouzo & watch the sun set over the iconic windmills. Bliss. Hotel (B)

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DAY 28: Ios. Soak up the Ios sun or stroll the winding streets of the town.

C - These departures stay one less night in Athens code: LTAIC -2#B On some departures, the itinerary may change due to sudden alterations to the Italian/Greek Ferry schedule. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143.

Or, if you’re looking to party the day away, head to Far Out Beach Club. Hotel (B)

DAY 29: Ios to Athens. In the afternoon you will set sail back to mainland Greece; arriving into Athens late into the evening. Hotel (B) DAY 30: End Athens. The trip ends after breakfast. (B) *#1#,-2#BDay 30 has been designed to allow you to finish the trip without needing an extra night of accommodation.

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DAY 19: Athens to Mykonos. Hotel (B,D) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon

DAY 6: Beaujolais Wine Region. (B,PL,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover

DAY 22: Mykonos to Preveza. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 7: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

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VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: CCPB Start London 2017 Apr 10 Apr 20 May 4 May 11 May 18 Jun 1 Jun 8 Jun 15

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many * free upgrades to twin-share. For more information see p.142. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. â—? These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143.

DAY 34: Swiss Alps. (B,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover DAY 35: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Hotel (B,D) DAY 36: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 32: Austrian Tyrol to Munich. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

DAY 37: Amsterdam. Hotel (B) M Canal Cruise

DAY 33: Munich to Swiss Alps. (B,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover

DAY 38: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport or transfer to London. (B)

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If you’ve been dreaming of Europe for as long as you can remember, time to go big. 46 days, 17 countries, nights in Châteaux, Chalets, Gasthofs AND seeing the iconic Pyramids of Giza.

GERMANY

LONDON 1

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover Calais

BELGIUM

St Goar

Valley of the Somme

Heidelberg

MUNICH 1

3 PARIS Versailles

Burgundy Region

SWITZ

FRANCE

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Mauthausen

Liechtenstein

Lucerne

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Pyrenees Mountains

VIENNA 1

Dolomite Mountains

Apennine Mountains

SPAIN

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Pisa Monaco

2 FLORENCE

2 FRENCH RIVIERA 2 BARCELONA

1 BELGRADE

ADRIATIC SEA

SERBIA

ITALY

Vatican City

2 ROME

Mt Vesuvius

Pompeii

BULGARIA

1 SOFIA KAVALA 1

Bari

ISTANBUL 3 Gallipoli

1 CANAKKALE

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Troy

GREECE

TURKEY

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Corinth Canal

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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DAY 20: Corfu to Athens. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 2: London to Paris. Hotel (D)

DAY 21: Athens to Ios. Hotel (B) Egypt Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon

DAYS 3 - 4: Paris. Hotel (B,D)(B) M Parisian dinner DAY 5: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. (B,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover DAY 6: Beaujolais Wine Region. (B,PL,D) ! Contiki Special Stopover DAY 7: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) DAY 8: Barcelona. Hostel (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex

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DAY 27: Santorini to Athens. Hotel (B)

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Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. â– This trip will be in Gallipoli for the ANZAC Dawn Service on April 25th.

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DAY 30: Canakkale to Istanbul. Hotel (B,D) See Anzac Cove & Chanuk Bair

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DAYS 31 - 32: Istanbul. Hotel (B)(B) DAY 33: Istanbul to Sofia. Hotel (B,D) DAY 34: Sofia to Belgrade. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 37: Budapest to Vienna. Hostel (B) M Schnitzels & Screams

DAY 14: Florence. Contiki Village (B)

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DAY 35: Belgrade to Budapest. Hostel (B)

DAY 13: Venice to Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

HOW MUCH & WHEN

DAY 28: Athens to Kavala. Hotel (B,D)

DAY 11: The Riviera to Venice. Contiki Village (B,D)

DAYS 18 - 19: Corfu. Hotel (B,D)(B) NICE

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Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many * free upgrades to twin-share. For more information see p.142. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. â—? These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

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Dover Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

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Finish Paris

Total Cost US$ pp*

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Apr 14 Apr 28 May 12 May 26 Jun 9 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 30 Jul 7 Jul 14

1399 1399 1435 1465 1465 1465 1515 1515 1515 1515

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Finish Paris

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 15 Jul 22 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

1515 1515 1515 1515 1515 1465 1465 1465 1465

21 28 11 18 25 8 15 22 29

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWGE Start London

Finish Paris

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2017 Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 16 Dec 27 Dec 30

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan Jan

1325 1305 1305 1305 1345 1345 1345

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27 10 24 8 22 2 5

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Finish Paris

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

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above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * Prices can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. BBGE - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$335. WWGE - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$295. Trip starts 5:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Paris. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 -Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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10

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

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4 World Heritage sites visited

PARIS

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DAYS 1 - 6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.104. 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 & savor delicious gourmet food.

LONDON & PARIS

Or day trip to a nearby attraction like Disneyland Paris, the Champagne region, or the Monet gardens in Giverny. (B)(B) 2-day pass on the Paris Metro

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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.

London

Finish Paris

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Apr 8 Apr 22 May 6 May 20 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8

Apr 16 Apr 30 May 14 May 28 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16

1709 1709 1755 1795 1795 1795 1849 1849 1849 1849

2017 Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 16 Dec 27 Dec 30

★ ★ ★ ★

10

INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.145 for more info on our standard inclusions. FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS Flight to Rome & transfer to hotel See p.145 for more info on our standard inclusions. FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-PARIS-ROME

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

23 30 13 20 27 10 17 24 1

1849 1849 1849 1849 1849 1795 1795 1795 1795

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan Jan

29 12 26 10 24 4 7

1609 1585 1585 1585 1629 1629 1629

Jan Jan Feb Mar

14 28 25 25

1629 1545 1545 1575

2018 Jan 6 Jan 20 Feb 17 Mar 17

Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. BBGP - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$409. WWGP - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$369. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost US$ pp*

5 World Heritage sites visited

AMSTERDAM

9 DAYS · 4 COUNTRIES FROM US$1765 PP* US$197 P/DAY* DAYS 1 - 6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.104. DAYS 7 - 8: Paris to Amsterdam. Hop on the high-speed train & head to the Netherland’s 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)

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Transfer to station & train to Amsterdam Transfer to Amsterdam hotel 2-day public transport pass

DAY 9: Depart Amsterdam. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) 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.

2017 Apr 8 Apr 22 May 6 May 20 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8

Apr 16 Apr 30 May 14 May 28 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16

1855 1855 1899 1945 1945 1945 2005 2005 2005 2005

Start

London

2017 Jul 15 Jul 22 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost US$ pp* Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

23 30 13 20 27 10 17 24 1

2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 1945 1945 1945 1945

Jan Jan Feb Mar

14 28 25 25

1859 1765 1765 1795

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWGA 2017 Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 16 Dec 27 Dec 30

★ ★ ★ ★

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan Jan

29 12 26 10 24 4 7

1835 1809 1809 1809 1859 1859 1859

2018 Jan 6 Jan 20 Feb 17 Mar 17

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals. BBGA - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$445. WWGA - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$425. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

+ ROME EXTENSION

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBGR Start

5 World Heritage sites visited

ROME

10 DAYS · 3 COUNTRIES FROM US$1879

PP*

US$188

P/DAY*

DAYS 1 - 6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary on p.104.

DAY 10: Depart Rome. The trip ends after breakfast. (B)

DAY 7: Paris to Rome. Transfer to the airport for your flight. Check in, then head out & explore. (B) Transfer to airport & flight to Rome 3-day pass on the Rome Metro DAYS 8 - 9: Rome. Use your Metro pass to get out & see the ancient sights, from the Vatican to the Colosseum. Hit the shops or gorge on delicious gelato. (B)(B)

Please note: You’ll travel independently by plane to Rome, then transferred to your hotel where you will be met by a Contiki Representative. Your stay in Rome is unescorted.

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BBGR - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$469 WWGR - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$455. Trips start 5:00pm & end approx. 8:00am. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

London

Finish Rome

2017 Apr 8 Apr 22 May 6 May 20 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr 17 May 1 May 15 May 29 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17

1929 1929 1975 2025 2025 2025 2089 2089 2089 2089

Start

London

Finish Rome

2017 Jul 15 Jul 22 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

24 31 14 21 28 11 18 25 2

2089 2089 2089 2089 2089 2025 2025 2025 2025

Jan Jan Feb Mar

15 29 26 26

1985 1879 1879 1915

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWGR 2017 Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 16 Dec 27 Dec 30

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Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan Jan

30 13 27 11 25 5 8

1955 1935 1935 1935 1985 1985 1985

2018 Jan 6 Jan 20 Feb 17 Mar 17

The above prices are accurate as of September 16th, 2016 & include internal airfares. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/london-paris-rome Included Flights: Prices above include the land trip & internal flights as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the trip start & end cities. Please see included flights on p.142 for important info. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

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2017 Jul 15 Jul 22 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NIGHTS 9 nights twin-share hotel accommodations

Total Cost US$ pp*

SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBGA

LONDON & PARIS 9

Finish Paris

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

London

8

London

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWGP

+ AMSTERDAM EXTENSION

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NIGHTS 8 nights twin-share hotel accommodations

Start

EASY PACE

8

SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBGP


AMSTERDAM TO BARCELONA WHY THIS TRIP?

Freewheel your way around Amsterdam, soak up the Riviera vibes of Southern France and end the adventure in ever-so-sexy Barcelona.

NETHERLANDS Edam

AMSTERDAM 2

BELGIUM

Champagne Region

2 PARIS Burgundy Region SWITZ FRANCE

LUCERNE 2

#AMSTERDAMTOBARCELONA

Swiss Alps ITALY

Monaco

SPAIN

BARCELONA 2

1

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2 FRENCH RIVIERA MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Places visited Nightstops 3 World Heritage sites visited

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BARCELONA


11 DAYS · 7 COUNTRIES · FROM US$2295 PP* US$209 P/DAY* WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 15

NIGHTS 10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodations

INCLUDED MEALS 10 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.145 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Cabaret Show & Dinner, Paris M Swiss Mountain, Lucerne M Flamenco Show with Dinner, Barcelona

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

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, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night M Canal Cruise with pizza

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DAY 3: Amsterdam to Paris. Journey through Belgium, past Waterloo & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D)

t 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)

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

FLocally guided bike tour past

windmills, canals & dijks through cheese-making Edam FExclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour

YOUR TRIP

EASY PACE

10

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS M Group Photo

shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! (B)

DAY 5: Paris to Lucerne. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the breathtaking Swiss Alps (B,D)

t See the Royal Palace in Monaco t Visit a Monte Carlo casino

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 café side & relax overlooking the lake & famous wooden Chapel Bridge. (B) See the wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument M Lake cruise

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

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DAY 7: Lucerne to French Riviera. Today we drive through Italy before reaching the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery

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DAY 10: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. 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

DAY 8: French Riviera. Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sunbathe on the beach. Later rub

DAY 11: Depart Barcelona. Swap email addresses & say farewell to your newfound friends as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

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HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBAB Start Finish Total Amsterdam Barcelona Cost US$ pp*

Start Finish Total Amsterdam Barcelona Cost US$ pp*

2017 May 19 Jun 2 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 30

2017 Jul 7 Jul 14 Jul 28 Aug 18 Sep 1

May 29 Jun 12 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10

2295 2295 2375 2375 2375

Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep

17 24 7 28 11

2375 2375 2375 2375 2295

THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either

twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$665 & 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.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143.

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MEDITERRANEAN ESCAPE WHY THIS TRIP?

Who doesn’t love living the Mediterranean lifestyle, especially when it includes 3 nights on the dramatic Amalfi Coast? Grab your tiniest swimwear and let’s go…

Vatican City

3 ROME ADRIATIC SEA

ITALY Pompeii Isle of Capri

3 AMALFI COAST

Bari

GREECE

1

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

ATHENS 2

IONIAN SEA

1

10 DAYS · 3 COUNTRIES FROM US$1559 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 9

12

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DAY 1: Arrive Rome. Check in to your hotel & then the day is yours to explore. Later, meet your Trip Manager & travel buddies for a driving tour of the city. (D) See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

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DAY 2: Rome. Explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to see the iconic Colosseum on a guided tour. (B) DAY 3: Rome. Visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel & iconic Vatican City. Then opt in for a delicious local dinner. (B) See St.Peter’s Basilica M ‘La Dolce Vita’ dinner

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DAY 4: Rome to Amalfi. Head south to stunning Sorrento & indulge in some local wine & world famous mozzarella cheese. Later, gaze at the crystal clear waters & rocky coastline of Amalfi. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast

PP*

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US$156

P/DAY*

ancient city. Then, we head across Italy to catch the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) M Guided Tour of Pompeii

DAY 8: To Athens. This morning we arrive in Greece, then drive across the Peloponnese to the mythological city of Athens. (B,D) See the Corinth Canal

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DAY 9: Athens. Visit the ancient sites that make Athens so famous & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. (B) M Traditional Greek dancing and dinner DAY 10: End Athens. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends. (B) ROME

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DAY 5: Amalfi. Chill out on the Isle of Capri, be amazed at the natural beauty. You may like to stroll through the hillside town of Anacapri or sip on a café al fresco with the locals. (B)

Patras

Corinth Canal

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBRE Start Rome

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 May 13 May 20 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 15

May 22 May 29 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24

1559 1599 1599 1599 1649 1649 1649 1649 1649

Start Rome

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 23

Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

1649 1649 1649 1649 1599 1599 1599 1599

31 7 21 28 4 11 18 2

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

Single room supplement of US$485 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Athens. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143.

DAY 6: Amalfi. Today is yours to explore at your own pace. Head to the beach or get lost wandering among the colorful houses, plunging mountains & grand villas. (B) M ‘Tastes of Amalfi’ Dinner DAY 7: Amalfi Coast to Greece. From picture-perfect Amalfi to Pompeii, opt in to discover the dramatic history of this CONTIKI.COM/MED-ESCAPE

AMALFI


MEDITERRANEAN ESCAPE

+ GREEK ISLAND HOPPING VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

25

SUMMER 2017 CODE: MESI

ATHENS 3

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AEGEAN SEA

GREECE

MYKONOS 3

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3 SANTORINI

1

24

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Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

3545 3539 3635 3745 3645

2 8 23 14 20

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 15 A Jul 22 Aug 12 Aug 26 A Sep 2

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

3745 3645 3645 3635 3539

4 10 31 15 21

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either

20 DAYS · 3 COUNTRIES

twin or triple-share).

FROM

US$3539

PP*

US$177

P/DAY*

Single room supplement of US$1095 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Athens.

DAYS 1 - 9: Rome to Athens. Refer to Mediterranean Escape map, itinerary & sightseeing opposite.

Santorini, famous for its breathtaking scenery. (B)(B)

DAY 16: Santorini to Ios. Cruise to Ios. (B,D)

DAY 10: Athens to Mykonos. Ferry to Mykonos for sun & good times on this party island. (B,D) DAYS 11 - 12: Mykonos. Kick back on island time. (B)(B)

-2#B for operational reasons, the Greek Island Hopping section of this trip may run in reverse. Days 1 & 20 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

DAYS 17 - 18: Ios. Relax & enjoy the beaches. (B)(B)

For more ways to save see p.11.

DAY 19: Ios to Athens. Set sail back to Athens. (B)

For travel insurance see p.143.

DAY 13: Mykonos to Santorini. Ferry to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini. (B,D)

DAY 20: Depart Athens. The trip ends after breakfast. (B)

DAYS 14 - 15: Santorini. Indulge in

For full details, see contiki.com

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS TURKEY

AEGEAN SEA

GREECE

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: MESC

Kusadasi Mykonos

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

+ 4 DAY GREEK ISLAND CRUISE

ATHENS

1

A - These departures stay one more night in Athens code: MESIA.

Start Rome

Patmos

Finish Total Total Start Athens Twin Twin Rome Out In US$ pp* US$ pp*

2017 Santorini Rhodes

1

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14 DAYS · 4 COUNTRIES FROM US$2945 PP* US$211 P/DAY* DAYS 1 - 9: Rome to Athens. Refer to Mediterranean Escape map, itinerary & sightseeing opposite.

Kusadasi’s local bazaar t Visit the Monastery of St. John t See on Patmos

DAY 10: 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 12: 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)

DAY 11: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi. Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colorful bazaar. Later on, dock at the friendly, unspoiled 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)

DAY 13: Cruising to Santorini via Crete. Drop by Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, en route to Santorini, worldfamous for its blue & white buildings, spectacular sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. Climb twisting stone steps, or catch a cable car up to the clifftop town of Fira. (B,L,D)

May May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

13 20 27 3 17 24 1 8 15

Finish Total Total Athens Twin Twin Out In US$ pp* US$ pp*

2017 May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

26 2 9 16 30 7 14 21 28

3365 3445 3445 3445 3539 3539 3539 3539 3539

2945 3015 3015 3015 3095 3095 3095 3095 3095

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

22 29 12 19 26 2 9 23

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

4 11 25 1 8 15 22 6

3539 3539 3539 3539 3445 3445 3445 3445

3095 3095 3095 3095 3015 3015 3015 3015

The above prices are accurate as of September 16th, 2016 & include port taxes & supplements & gratuities. For up to date pricing, please go to contiki.com/med-escape-cruise. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

Single supplement option: Add US$805 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or US$935 to twinshare 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 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Athens. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip it must be multi-entry. Days 1 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

the volcanic islands surrounding Santorini & its t See main town of Fira

DAY 14: Arrival to Athens. Your trip ends after breakfast & a transfer into central Athens. (B) For full details, see contiki.com EUROPE 2017/18

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2017 May 13 A May 20 Jun 3 A Jun 24 A Jul 1

Start Rome

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 13

Total Cost US$ pp*

Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

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Start Rome

EASY PACE

19

HOW MUCH & WHEN


GREEK ISLAND HOPPING WHY THIS TRIP?

BLACK

A firm favorite of our travelers, live the life of a salty sea dog and leave with no regrets as you hop from one glorious whitewashed isle to the next. Perfection.

ATHENS 3

AEGEAN SEA

MYKONOS 3

GREECE

IOS 3

1

13 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM US$2085 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 12

16

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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 travelers before starting the trip right – indulging in a delicious local Greek dinner. (D) 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) M Traditional Greek dancing & dinner 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. Later, get a taste of some Greek specialties at dinner. (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! (B)(B) 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,D)

PP*

US$161

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DAYS 7 - 8: Santorini. With two days here, indulge in amazing views, scenery & black stone beaches & get into the activities on offer. Climb twisting stone steps, 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

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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 Sailing Spectacular Ios

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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) DAY 13: Depart Athens. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) *#1#,-2#B Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ISLAND-HOPPING

3 SANTORINI MEDITERRANEAN SEA

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBGI Start Athens

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 May 3 May 6 May 9 May 12 May 15 May 18 May 21 May 24 May 27 May 30 Jun 2 Jun 5 Jun 8 Jun 11 Jun 14 Jun 17 Jun 20 Jun 23 Jun 26 Jun 29 Jul 2 Jul 5 Jul 8 Jul 11 Jul 14

May 15 May 18 May 21 May 24 May 27 May 30 Jun 2 Jun 5 Jun 8 Jun 11 Jun 14 Jun 17 Jun 20 Jun 23 Jun 26 Jun 29 Jul 2 Jul 5 Jul 8 Jul 11 Jul 14 Jul 17 Jul 20 Jul 23 Jul 26

2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2175 2175 2175 2175 2175 2225 2225 2225 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299

Start Athens

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 17 Jul 20 Jul 23 Jul 26 Jul 29 Aug 1 Aug 4 Aug 7 Aug 10 Aug 13 Aug 16 Aug 19 Aug 22 Aug 25 Aug 28 Aug 31 Sep 3 Sep 6 Sep 9 Sep 12 Sep 15 Sep 18 Sep 21 Sep 24

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

2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2225 2225 2225 2225 2175 2175 2175 2175 2175 2175 2175 2175

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 land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either

twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$955 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 8:00am in Athens. Note: for operational reasons, this trip may run in reverse

For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143.

SANTORINI


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8

SUMMER 2017 CODE: CCGW

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2 ATHENS

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9 DAYS · 2 ISLANDS FROM US$1515 PP* US$169 P/DAY* DAY 5: Mykonos to Ios. Today we will cruise to the beautiful island of Ios. Hotel (B)

DAY 2: Athens to Mykonos. Sightsee before ferrying to Mykonos for some sun & good times. Hotel (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium in Athens

DAY 6: Ios. Spend your day relaxing & chill out poolside or on the soft, sandy beaches. Hotel (B) Visit Ios Town

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DAY 3: Mykonos. Wake up on this sundrenched paradise island in the Aegean, attracting the jet set, fashionistas & old-school hippies you’ll find something for everyone. Hotel (B)

DAY 7: Ios. Soak up the Ios sun. Later, watch the sun set over this perfect little corner of the world, from the old town hilltop. Hotel (B)

DAY 4: Mykonos. Kick back on island time & head to stunning Paradise Beach for some water sports. Hotel (B) Visit Paradise Beach

DAY 8: Ios to Athens. Enjoy your final morning on this island. In the afternoon you will set sail back to mainland Greece Hotel (B)

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1515 1515 1515 1515 1515 1515 1515 1515 1515 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575

Athens

Finish

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 22 Jul 25 Jul 28 Jul 31 Aug 3 Aug 6 Aug 9 Aug 12 Aug 15 Aug 18 Aug 21 Aug 24 Aug 27 Aug 30 Sep 2 Sep 5 Sep 8 Sep 11 Sep 14 Sep 17 Sep 20

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

1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519

30 2 5 8 11 14 17 20 23 26 29 1 4 7 10 13 16 19 22 25 28

Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. If you’re * traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost.

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.

DAY 9: End Athens. The trip ends after breakfast. Say farewell to your new travel buddies. (B) *#1#,-2#B Days 1 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Start St. Petersburg

3 ST PETERSBURG

Petrodvorets

1 NOVGOROD

RUSSIA

INCLUSIONS ##.@lop$-0+-0#',$--, -3012,"0"',!*31'-,1@

Klin

MOSCOW 3

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1

2017 May 24 May 31 Jun 14 Jun 28 Jul 5 Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 26

Finish Moscow

Total Cost US$ pp*

May 31 Jun 7 Jun 21 Jul 5 Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 26 Aug 2

1475 1475 1475 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535

Start St. Petersburg 2017 Aug 2 Aug 9 Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 6 Sep 13

Finish Moscow

Total Cost US$ pp*

Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

1535 1535 1535 1505 1505 1505 1505

9 16 23 30 6 13 20

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

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Prices above are based on twin-share, if you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Copy of passport required at the time of booking.

8 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM US$1475 PP* US$185 P/DAY* DAY 1: Start St. Petersburg. Hello Russia! Today meet your team & head out into the action. Hotel (D) DAYS 2 - 3: St. Petersburg. With two full days to explore, get right into it – you’ll discover the riches & waterways of this impressive city. Hotel (B)(B) Locally guided tour of St. Petersburg Locally guided tour of the Hermitage, former home of the Russian Tsars Visit Peterhof Palace Gardens See the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood M Russian Ballet

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DAY 4: St. Petersburg to Novgorod. Discover the ancient fort

town of Novgorod. Hotel (B,D) Locally guided tour of Novgorod’s old town

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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

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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. -2#BThis trip is part of a bigger picture – our 23-day Scandinavia & Russia Plus and 14-day Russia Plus trips. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

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DAY 8: End Moscow. The trip ends after breakfast in Moscow. (B) EUROPE 2017/18

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Athens

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

10

Finish

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

DAY 1: Athens. Check in to your hotel & meet your team. Hotel

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HOW MUCH & WHEN


EASTERN ROAD

GULF OF BOTHNIA

BALTIC SEA

WHY THIS TRIP?

Awesome street art, cheap beer, lessons on the continent’s chequered history and fairytale-esque architecture make this journey one to remember.

WARSAW 2

BERLIN 2 POLAND GERMANY Czestochowa

Dresden

Auschwitz

2 KRAKOW

PRAGUE 2 Kutna Hora

CZECH REP Banska Bystrica

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA 2 Bratislava AUSTRIA

1

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ADRIATIC SEA

13 DAYS ¡ 6 COUNTRIES FROM US$1999 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 12

NIGHTS lm,'%&2125',-020'.*#Q1&0# &-2#*!!-++-"2'-,1

16

INCLUDED MEALS lm 0#)$121HJA o"',,#01HJ INCLUSIONS ##.@lop$-0+-0#',$--, -3012,"0"',!*31'-,1@ ME TIME OPTIONALS M 0"'2'-,*8#!& 4#,',%A0%3# M '4#003'1#5'2&',,#0A 3".#12 M *2',#1-30A0)-5

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DAY 1: Arrive Berlin. Check in & meet your team later for dinner. (D) DAY 2: Berlin. Savor the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial,CORINTH Brandenburg CANAL GateIONIAN & theSEA historic Reichstag building See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Historical walking tour

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DAY 3: Berlin to Prague. Try bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague (B,D) Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden See HradÄ?any Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

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DAY 4: Prague. Snake through the cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) M Bunker Tour DAY 5: Prague to Vienna. A chance to see the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) before Vienna (B) See the Habsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road in Vienna

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DAY 6: Vienna. Spend some time exploring the city today. Head to the Tiergarten SchÜnbrunn (Vienna Zoo), or one of the city’s art galleries. (B) M A classic night out with dinner

PP*

US$154

P/DAY*

DAY 7: Vienna to Budapest. Cross into Hungary & enjoy the cafĂŠ scene of Budapest, the “Paris of the East.â€? (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion M Group Photo

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DAY 8: Budapest. All your senses are surrounded by the history of this fascinating city split by the river Danube into hilltop Buda & the bustling Pest (B) DAY 9: Budapest to Krakow. Go north through Slovakia & stop for lunch in picturesque BanskĂĄ Bystrica before Krakow. (B,D) Visit the town square & see the black obelisk in BanskĂĄ Bystrica

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DAY 10: Krakow. Wander through the lively market stalls & pavement cafÊs of this city’s old town. (B) Egypt Guided sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill M Salt Mines Tour

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VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBRH Start Berlin 2017 Apr 23 May 7 May 21 Jun 4 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 9

Finish Warsaw or Berlin

Total Cost US$ pp*

May 5 May 19 Jun 2 Jun 16 Jun 30 Jul 7 Jul 21

1999 2055 2105 2105 2169 2169 2169

Start Berlin 2017 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 13 Aug 20 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17

YOUR CHOICE

GETTING THERE

CONTIKI.COM/EASTERN-ROAD

2169 2169 2169 2169 2105 2105 2105

4 11 25 1 15 22 29

twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$499 & 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.

DAY 12: Warsaw. Immerse yourself in the impressive cultural scene, thriving nightlife & intriguing attractions of Poland. (B,D) Guided sightseeing of the Old Town, St. John’s Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Lazienki Park & the Warsaw Ghetto DAY 13: Depart Warsaw/Berlin. The trip ends after breakfast in Warsaw or catch a free transfer back to Berlin. (B)

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either

End this trip in either Warsaw or Berlin. It’s your choice!

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Total Cost US$ pp*

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

DAY 11: Krakow to Warsaw. (B) Entrance to Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps See the monastery at Jasna GĂłra

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Finish Warsaw or Berlin

Getting to & from the start & end destinations is easy. There are international flights that fly directly to these destinations. Check out contiki.com/flights for the best deals & options. *#1#,-2#BDays 1 & 13 (ending in Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

BERLIN


EASY PACE

BERLIN & PRAGUE + VIENNA WHY THIS TRIP? Yes, yes, yes to Berlin, Prague & Vienna. The perfect mix of modern and old, peaceful bike rides and clubbing till dawn, brutal architecture and whimsically wonderful buildings.

BERLIN 3

GERMANY

Dresden

3 PRAGUE KutnĂĄ Hora

1

PP*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 8

NIGHTS s,'%&2125',-020'.*#Q1&0# &-2#*!!-++-"2'-,1

11

INCLUDED MEALS s 0#)$121HJA n"',,#01HJ INCLUSIONS ##.@lop$-0+-0#',$--, -3012,"0"',!*31'-,1@ ME TIME OPTIONALS M *2#0,2'4#-30A#0*', M  '12-0'!**)',%-30A #0*', M '4#003'1#5'2&3$$#2 #*A0%3#

FREE WIFI 4'* *#-,** -,2')'!-!&#1

PRAGUE

DAYS 2 - 3: Berlin. Take a couple of days to savor 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 Cold War & Cold Drinks tour

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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 we travel south to Prague, an ever modernizing hub of Eastern European revival. (B) 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

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DAYS 5 - 6: Prague. The next two days are yours to snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B)(B,D) See HradÄ?any Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock M Bunker tour

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DAY 7: Prague to Vienna. Chance to see the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) before heading south to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna, home to Mozart’s music & of course, strudel! (B,D) See the Habsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road in Vienna

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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 cafÊs, parks, incredible architecture & of course, delicious strudel! (B) M A Royal Night Out DAY 9: Depart Vienna. Time to swap email addresses & say goodbye to your new Contiki buddies as your trip ends after breakfast. (B) *#1#,-2#BDays 1 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

CONTIKI.COM/BERLIN-VIENNA

AUSTRIA

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBBV Start Berlin

Finish Vienna

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Apr 15 May 6 May 27 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1

Apr 23 May 14 Jun 4 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9

1485 1519 1555 1605 1605 1605

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

ADRIATIC SEA

Start Berlin

Finish Vienna

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 29 Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 16

Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep Sep

1605 1605 1605 1555 1555 1555

16 23 6 3 10 24

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWBV Start Berlin

Finish Vienna

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Oct 21 Oct 28 Nov 4 Nov 25 Dec 9 ★ Dec 17 ★ Dec 27 ★ Dec 30

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan

1355 1355 1339 1339 1339 1375 1375 1375

29 5 12 3 17 25 4 7

Start Berlin

Finish Vienna

Total Cost US$ pp*

2018 Jan 4 Jan 13 Feb 10 Mar 4 Mar 18

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

1375 1375 1305 1305 1325

12 21 18 12 26

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either

twin or triple-share). BBBV - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$365.

WWBV - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$305. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Vienna. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. -2#B This trip is part of a wider adventure. When you start your trip you may have a little internal giggle that some travelers have seemingly overpacked. In fact, these guys are part of a trip that extends longer than yours, so when you head home they’ll be continuing the Contiki journey. Why not join them & book the Berlin to Budapest trip? For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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VIENNA 2

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CZECH REP


BERLIN TO BUDAPEST WHY THIS TRIP? Swing by 4 of (in our opinion) Eastern Europe’s best cities. Party hard in Berlin, detox in the baths of Budapest and stop for lunch in Slovakia‌ cultural immersion guaranteed.

BERLIN 3 GERMANY Dresden

PRAGUE 3 KutnĂĄ Hora

CZECH REP SLOVAKIA

VIENNA 2 AUSTRIA

1

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2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

11 DAYS ¡ 5 COUNTRIES FROM US$1479 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 10

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14

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DAY 1: Arrive Berlin. Check in & the afternoon is yours to explore. Later, meet your Contiki Team for dinner. (D) DAYS 2 - 3: Berlin. Shop the cool markets & trendy shops or take a break at a cafĂŠ for some people watching. (B)(B) Visit the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag Take in the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Cold War & Cold Drinks tour

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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. (B) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden

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DAYS 5 - 6: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture & bargainpriced beer. (B)(B,D) See HradÄ?any Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock M Bunker Tour

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DAY 7: Prague to Vienna. Chance to see the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) before heading south to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna, home to Mozart’s music & of course, strudel! (B,D)

PP*

US$135

P/DAY*

the Habsburg Palaces, t See St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State

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Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road in Vienna

DAY 8: Vienna. Spend the day experiencing the wealth of music, cafĂŠs, parks, incredible architecture. (B) M A Royal Night Out DAY 9: Vienna to Budapest. Hit up three capital cities today! From Vienna to Bratislava, Slovakia & then on to the lively arts, cafĂŠ & music scene of Budapest the “Paris of the East.â€? (B) Visit Bratislava’s historic old town See St. Martin’s Cathedral, & Michael’s Gate with its Baroque tower

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DAY 10: Budapest. Discover this fascinating centuries-old city, split in two by the river Danube into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. Later, enjoy an amazing dinner of local specialties & a scenic river cruise tonight. (B,D) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

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DAY 11: Depart Budapest. It’s time to say goodbye to your newfound friends this morning as your trip ends after breakfast. (B) *#1#,-2#BDays 1 & 11 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

CONTIKI.COM/BERLIN-BUDAPEST

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBIT Start Berlin 2017 Apr 15 May 6 May 27 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp* Apr 25 May 16 Jun 6 Jun 27 Jul 4 Jul 11

1809 1855 1895 1955 1955 1955

Start Berlin 2017 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 29 Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 16

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp* Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep Sep

1955 1955 1955 1895 1895 1895

18 25 8 5 12 26

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWIT Start Berlin 2017 Oct 21 Oct 28 Nov 4 Nov 25 Dec 9 ★ Dec 17 ★ Dec 27 ★ Dec 30

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp* Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan

31 7 14 5 19 27 6 9

1545 1545 1525 1525 1525 1565 1565 1565

Start Berlin 2018 Jan 4 Jan 13 Feb 10 Mar 4 Mar 18

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp* Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

1565 1565 1479 1479 1509

14 23 20 14 28

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either

twin or triple-share). BBIT - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$435.

WWIT - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$355. 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. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.143. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

BERLIN


Russia

BERLIN & PRAGUE

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

8

INCLUDED MEALS q 0#)$121HJA m"',,#01HJ

SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBBP Start

BERLIN 3 GERMANY

Dresden

PRAGUE 3

CZECH REP

INCLUSIONS ##.@lop$-0+-0#',$--, -3012,"0"',!*31'-,1@

CONTIKI.COM/ BERLIN-PRAGUE

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Apr 15 May 6 May 27 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1

Apr 21 May 12 Jun 2 Jun 23 Jun 30 Jul 7

1145 1169 1195 1235 1235 1235

Start Berlin

Finish Prague

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 29 Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 16

Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep Sep

1235 1235 1235 1195 1195 1195

14 21 4 1 8 22

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DAYS 5 - 6: Prague. Snake through the cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B)(B,D) See HradÄ?any Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBBP - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$275. WWBP - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$239. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Turkey Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Prague. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. -2#B This trip is part of a wider adventure. When you start your trip you may have a little internal giggle that some travelers have seemingly overpacked. In fact, these guys are part of a trip that extends longer than yours, so when you head home they’ll be continuing the Contiki journey. Why not join them & book the Berlin to Budapest trip?

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18 25 8 5 12 26

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DAY 1: Arrive Vienna. Check in to your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 5:30pm, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travelers for dinner. (D) 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, cafÊs, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! You can opt for a taste of the city’s legendary classical music scene. (B) DAY 3: Vienna to Budapest. Hit up three capital cities today! From Vienna to Bratislava, Slovakia & then on to the lively arts, cafÊ & music scene of Budapest the

“Paris of the East.� (B) Visit Bratislava’s historic old town See St. Martin’s Cathedral, & Michael’s Gate with its Baroque tower

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Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

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Do you dream of sailing your way across the enticing waters of the Adriatic or the Aegean, cold beer in hand and travel squad of dreams by your side? Well, well, well, come aboard. Our Sailing & Cruise trips are all about getting salty, sun-tanned and fabulous. Spend your days snorkeling secret caves and coves. At night, find your land legs as we explore ancient ports, towns and islands. Then, top it off with a sleep under the blanket of the open sky. It doesn’t get much more idyllic than this.

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SETTING

SAIL CROATIA SAILING

En suite cabin

Traditional motor sailboat

This is the adventure we know you’ve been spending hours dreaming of. Let us take you on a journey across the gorgeous Adriatic Sea, on board a traditional motor sail boat. With a crew to take care of everything and an incredible group of new friends to provide constant lols, all you have to concentrate on is having the time of your life.

Cozy cabins

Turkish gulet

TURKISH SAILING Chillaxed doesn’t even come close to how you’ll be feeling on a Turkish Sailing trip. Explore the enticing Turkish waters on one of our traditional Turkish gulets. With nothing to do but swim, sunbathe, eat, drink and dream the day away, life doesn’t get much more perfect than this.

GREEK SAILING

Greek sail boat

Relaxing on deck

Those cute little white-washed villages, tiny beachfront restaurants and vast expanses of open blue ocean look all the better when you’re seeing them for real. Hop on board one of our Sailing trips to experience Greece as it deserves to be seen – on the water. Learn some essential sailing tips from your skipper, or simply lie back on deck and relax. Celestyal Cruises

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GREEK ISLAND CRUISING Hop on board a Greek Island Cruising trip with our cruise partners, Celestyal Cruises. This adventure is open to all ages and will see you exploring some of the Aegean’s dreamiest destinations – Mykonos and Santorini included. Plus our Contiki Rep is on hand for all your questions.

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AEGEAN CLASSIC WHY THIS TRIP? 6 days, 5 sun-drenched islands, one perfectly blue Aegean Sea and all the Greek food you can dream of. Cruising is the new black, haven’t you heard?

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Santorini Rhodes

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The above prices are accurate as of September 16th, 2016 & include port taxes & supplements & gratuities. For up to date pricing, please go to contiki.com/aegean. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

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Cruise prices above are based on quad & twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or quad share.) Or take a single supplement option: add US$185 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or US$325 to twinshare price for an outside cabin (plus port taxes for total price). Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Athens centre. -2#Bthe 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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WHY THIS TRIP?

Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes plus stops in Turkey‌ this cruise gives us all the sentimental feel for white washed walls, blue domes and tasty Gyros.

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ATHENS 1

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scenery. Climb twisting stone steps, or catch a cable car up to the clifftop town of Fira. (B,L,D) See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini & the main town of Fira

DAY 8: Izmir. Today we sail north & return to Turkey and its most important port city of Izmir. Enjoy the buzz & excitement of this ancient city whose history can be traced back for over 4,000 years. (B,L,D) DAY 9: Arrival to Athens. Return to mythological Athens. Your trip ends after breakfast. (B) M Guided tour of the famous Acropolis ATHENS

DAY 5: Mykonos via Cesme. First we stop off at Cesme, explore the city, visit one of the local beaches or soak up the rich & diverse history & culture. Then we set sail & prepare to spend the evening on the Aegean party paradise of Mykonos. Wander through the tiny streets & whitewashed cube houses. (B,L,D) DAY 6: Mykonos to Santorini. Today we cruise to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini, world-famous for its simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural CONTIKI.COM/GOLDEN-FLEECE

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: 9GFS Start Athens

Finish Total Total Athens Quad Out Quad In US$ pp* US$ pp*

Total Twin Out US$ pp*

Total Twin In US$ pp*

2215 2215 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2215

2665 2665 2715 2715 2715 2715 2715 2715 2715 2715 2715 2715 2715 2665

2315 2315 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2315

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May 12 May 19 May 26 Jun 2 Jun 9 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 30 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29 Oct 6 Oct 13 Oct 20

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The above prices are accurate as of September 16th, 2016 & include port taxes & supplements & gratuities. For up to date pricing, please go to contiki.com/golden-fleece. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

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Cruise prices above are based on quad & twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or quad share) Or take a single supplement option: add US$349 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or US$375 to twinshare price for an outside cabin (plus port taxes for total price). Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Athens centre. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip, it must be a multi-entry visa. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143.

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SAILING

GREEK SAILING WHY THIS TRIP?

Side step the mainstream and spend your time getting to know Greece’s lesser known isles; think Hydra, Nafplio & Aegina. See, even the names sound mystical and intriguing‌ Athens

GREECE

Aegina

Nafplio

Perdika

Poros

Hydra

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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 vehiclefree. 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)

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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. 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 taverna for lunch, or head to Askeli for some beachside volleyball. Enjoy every second until the sunsets, then make the most of the night. (B)

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Finish Athens

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2017 Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26 Sep 2

Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

1395 1395 1395 1395 1385 1385 1335

29 5 12 19 26 2 9

The above prices are accurate as of September 16th, 2016 & include port taxes & supplements & gratuities. For up to date pricing, please go to contiki.com/greek-sailing. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$1095. Trip starts 1:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens.

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)

You will need to bring your own towel (linen is provided). Luggage is limited to a small backpack.

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)

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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.

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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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TURKISH SAILING WHY THIS TRIP?

Hop on board our traditional Turkish gulet and prepare yourself for eight days filled with nothing but sunshine, good food, great people and epic adventures.

TURKEY

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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 harbor 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 onboard. 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 Harbor 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 board games on deck with your fellow sailors or sit back in the sun! Later we cruise to English Harbor for the night. (B,L,D) DAY 4: English Harbor 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 snorkeling fix it’s on to Karacasogut, where you could head to

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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 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

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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. (B,L,D) Explore the Byzantine ruins of Kisebuku

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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

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Finish Bodrum

Total Cost US$ pp*

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May 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 15

485 485 525 609 645 665 739 739 779 855 855

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Finish Bodrum

Total Cost US$ pp*

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Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

855 855 855 855 855 855 855 779 665 625

22 29 5 12 19 26 2 9 16 23

The above prices are accurate as of September 16th, 2016 & include port taxes & supplements & gratuities. For up to date pricing, please go to contiki.com/turkish-sailing. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on two-person berths. If you’re traveling * solo we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single cabin supplement add US$529. Note: Cabins consists of a mix of bunks & double beds, however most people choose to sleep under the stars up on deck. All cabins have private en suite bathrooms. We use a selection of ‘standard’ boats. Trip starts 3:30pm in Bodrum & ends approx. 10:30am in Bodrum. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143.

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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EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CRUISING WHY THIS TRIP?

Treat yourself to nine perfect days of island bliss. Nothing says “paradise for beach enthusiasts� quite like this one-of-a-kind Mediterranean cruise.

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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 Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city. (B,L,D) M ‘Izmir up close’ tour DAY 7: Kalymnos. We drop anchor on the shores of Kalymnos, this stunning Greek Islands has it all. From long sandy beaches, ruins of antiquity & dramatic mountains to lively nightlife & cool cafĂŠs & bars. Head off to explore spectacular scenery before taking some time to chill on the beach. (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 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, on to Santorini for an evening of breathtaking sunsets, sundowner drinks & stunning scenery. (B,L,D) M Boat Cruise to volcanoes 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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VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: 9EMS Start Athens

Finish Total Total Athens Quad Out Quad In US$ pp* US$ pp*

Total Twin Out US$ pp*

Total Twin In US$ pp*

2280 2350 2350 2350 2350 2350 2350 2280 2280

2745 2815 2815 2815 2815 2815 2815 2745 2745

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The above prices are accurate as of September 16th, 2016 & include port taxes & supplements & gratuities. For up to date pricing, please go to contiki.com/eastern-mediterraneancruising. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

* Cruise prices above are based on quad & twin-share.

If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or quad-share) Or take a single supplement option: add US$349 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or US$375 to twinshare price for an outside cabin (plus port taxes for total price). Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Athens centre. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip, it must be a multi-entry visa. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.143.

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2

TURKEY

GREECE

Kusadasi Mykonos

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DAY 1: Arrive in Athens. Check in to 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

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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

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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 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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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 harbor & contemporary boutiques. (B,L,D) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos

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 Santorini highlights & volcano tour

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

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VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBSM Start Athens

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

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Jun Jun Jul Jul

1955 1955 1995 1995

5 19 3 17

Start Athens

Finish Athens

Total Cost US$ pp*

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Jul Aug Aug Sep

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31 14 28 11

The above prices are accurate as of September 16th, 2016 & include port taxes & supplements & gratuities. For up to date pricing, please go to contiki.com/island-cruising. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share.

If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Or take a single supplement option: add US$469 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 twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 8:00am in Athens centre. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip, it must be a multi-entry visa. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143.

SANTORINI


CROATIAN ISLAND HOPPER 2 WAYS TO GO

SAILING

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

WHY THIS TRIP? Trust us, Croatian Island Hopper lives up to every kind of expectation. Crystal waters, ancient cities and underwater adventures are just the start‌

SPLIT 1 WILD BAY 1 ADRIATIC SEA 1

CROATIA

BOL 1 MAKARSKA 1 1 HVAR 1 KORCULA

DUBROVNIK 1

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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. (L,D) DAY 2: Dubrovnik to KorÄ?ula. Today set sail for KorÄ?ula, 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

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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)

SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBDI Start

Finish

On or Below Start Finish above deck D’rovnik Split deck US$ pp* US$ pp* 2017

On or Below above deck deck US$ pp* US$ pp*

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1475 1545 1545

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1545 1545 1545

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SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBSI

DAY 8: Depart Split. The good times in Croatia end after breakfast this morning, when it’s time to swap email addresses & say goodbye to your new friends. (B)

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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 harbor’s little restaurants to grab some delicious local seafood. (B) Visit Zlatni Rat beach M Captain’s Dinner

DAY 3: Makarska to Bol. (L)

DAY 6: Bol to Makarska. Today we head to Makarska with its super sandy

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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 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 is evident everywhere you look here. (B,L,D)

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DAY 1: Arrive Split. DAY 2: Split to Makarska. (L,D) DAY 4: Bol to Wild Bay. (L,D) M Captain’s Dinner DAY 5: Wild Bay to Hvar. (L) DAY 6: Hvar to KorÄ?ula. (L) DAY 7: KorÄ?ula to Dubrovnik. DAY 8: Dubrovnik. (D) M Kayaking Tour DAY 9: End Dubrovnik.

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Jun 24 Jul 8 Jul 22

Start Split

Finish

1395 1459 1459

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D’rovnik above deck

deck US$ pp* US$ pp*

2017

Split

1459 1459 1459

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deck US$ pp* US$ pp*

2017 Jun 24 Jul 8 Jul 22

1555 1625 1625

1475 1539 1539

Jul 28 Aug 11 Aug 25

Aug 5 Aug 19 Sep 2

1625 1625 1625

1539 1539 1539

The above prices are accurate as of September 16th, 2016 & include port taxes & supplements & gratuities. For up-to-date pricing, please go to contiki.com/croatian-hopper. Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex * roommate at no extra cost. BBDI: Single on or above deck cabin supplement add US$1005. BBDI: Single below deck cabin supplement add US$945. BBSI: Single on or above deck cabin supplement add US$1065. BBSI: Single below deck cabin supplement add US$1005. -2#B ‘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 11:00am in Dubrovnik & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. Southbound – Trip starts 11:00am on Day 2 in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Dubrovnik. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.143.

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WHY THIS TRIP?

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YOUR TRIP DAY 1: Arrive Split. Welcome to Split! If you have got time on arrival you could take a stroll by the harbor & soak up the vibes here. DAY 2: Split to Makarska. All aboard! Jump on board our exclusive boat, meet your On-board Cruise Rep, captain & crew & settle into your cabin as we cruise to 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, get to know your fellow travelers over dinner before hitting the town. (L,D) DAY 3: Makarska to KorÄ?ula. Start the day with a swimming stop before a long lunch on deck as we head to KorÄ?ula, 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

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DAY 5: Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik has so much to see & do, so head back to the city or sunbathe on the amazing beaches. Opt for a kayaking excursion around the old walls for a different view of the city – you can jump out & stop for swims when you like. You could venture further afield on the cable car above Dubrovnik for breathtaking views. (B,D) M Sea kayaking trip DAY 6: Dubrovnik to Trstenik. Today we’ll sail past the Elaphite islands, known for palms, olive trees, citrus plantations & colorful reefs. Tonight, we’ll dock in the unspoiled village of Trstenik, with its views across the Adriatic Sea. (B,L) M Captain’s Dinner

DAY 7: Trstenik to Hvar. A day’s sailing means time to relax & work on your tan. Later, we arrive in Hvar, where you can check out the town’s stunning square, 16th century theater & hilltop fortress for amazing views over the gorgeous harbor. Tonight is yours, so head to a local restaurant & try some grilled fish or a mixed seafood platter. (B,L) See the Arsenal & 16th century fort

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DAY 8: Hvar 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 cafÊs & pumping clubs (B,L) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split

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DAY 9: Depart Split. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBCI Start Split

Finish Split

On or Below Start above deck Split deck US$ pp* US$ pp* 2017

Finish Split

On or Below above deck deck US$ pp* US$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

1195 1195 1335 1335 1405 1405 1475 1475 1619 1619 1619 1695 1695 1695 1695 1695

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

1695 1695 1695 1695 1695 1695 1619 1619 1619 1619 1549 1549 1475 1475 1475 1405

2017 May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

12 19 26 2 6 9 13 16 20 23 27 30 4 7 11 14

20 27 3 10 14 17 21 24 28 1 5 8 12 15 19 22

1125 1125 1255 1255 1325 1325 1389 1389 1525 1525 1525 1589 1589 1589 1589 1589

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

18 21 25 28 1 4 8 11 15 18 22 25 1 8 15 22

26 29 2 5 9 12 16 19 23 26 30 2 9 16 23 30

1589 1589 1589 1589 1589 1589 1525 1525 1525 1525 1455 1455 1389 1389 1389 1325

THE FINER DETAILS The above prices are accurate as of September 26th, 2016 & include port taxes & supplements & gratuities. For up to date pricing, please go to contiki.com/croatian-cruising. * Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single on or above deck cabin supplement add US$1115. Single below deck cabin supplement add US$1045. -2#B ‘On or Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof port hole & door that opens to the inside. We use a selection of exclusive ‘A class’ boats Trip starts on day 2 at 11:00am in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Split.

SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBPI Start Split

Finish Split

On or Below Start above deck Split deck US$ pp* US$ pp* 2017

Finish Split

On or Below above deck deck US$ pp* US$ pp*

Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

1575 1575 1735 1809 1809 1809

Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep

1809 1809 1809 1735 1735 1735

2017 Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

9 16 23 30 7 14

17 24 1 8 15 22

1495 1495 1635 1709 1709 1709

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug

21 28 4 11 18 25

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Cheaper prices, less crowds, special snow activities like skiing and snowboarding, or the opportunity to see destinations in an entirely new way. Yeah, you could say Europe Winter has a few things going for it. Traveling off-peak in Autumn, Winter and Spring is pretty much a continuous stream of dreamy moments, like those crisp Autumn mornings, the first footsteps in freshly fallen snow, or nailing a black diamond run for the very first time. The memories are there for the making, so make them.

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WINTER

Get a slice of mountain life this winter. Hopfgarten in Austria is the perfect place for a dose of on and off-slope action.

WHAT YOU’LL GET

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ICELAND WHY THIS TRIP?

Extraterrestrial landscapes, geothermal pools, one killer cosmopolitan city and, oh yeah, hunting for the Northern Lights. Does this trip live up to the hype? You betcha.

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DAY 1: Arrive Berlin. Check in to your hotel or hostel & meet up with your Contiki Team in ßber-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

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WHY THIS TRIP?

The world’s biggest and best beer festival, and you could have the golden ticket. Hang out in the mammoth beer halls, drink steins, and don’t forget – dirndls and lederhosen are mandatory.

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6 DAYS US$570pp / Sep 15th - Sep 20th 5 DAYS US$510pp / Sep 20th - Sep 24th, Sep 24th - Sep 28th 4 DAYS US$435pp / Sep 28th - Oct 1st, Oct 1st - Oct 4th

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Accommodations: Multi-share hostel Accommodations (a towel is required)

Accommodations: Twin or triple-share hotel Accommodations. Singles available for a supplement

Accommodations: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattresses (a sleeping bag & towel are required) Trip starts: 8:00am - 11:00am & ends approx. 10:00am

Trip starts: 1:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am

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Feel free to make use of the services provided by Contiki’s resident staff and use the Basement as your London launch pad to kick-start your vacation of a lifetime. The Basement is also full of awesome travel resources and help for people staying in London, including iPads and free WiFi to keep in touch with friends and family, luggage storage while you explore the city and a mail pickup point. It’s also the departure point for all our trips that start in London. It’s easy to get to the Contiki Basement. It’s conveniently located at the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0DG. It’s a few minutes walk from Russell Square Underground Station, so it’s nice and central. Basement Opening Times May to Sept: 9:00am - 8:00pm Oct to April: 11:00am - 7:00pm

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.

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Accommodation is based on single or twin-share. Summer stay longer rate: Single US$135 Twin US$89 Winter stay longer rate: Single US$109 Twin US$79

GETTING THERE (FOR BOTH HOTELS)

From Gatwick or Stansted airports Catch a train into central London & then catch a taxi to the hotel.

From Heathrow Airport catch the Piccadilly Line to Russell Square station (approx. £8) – travel time approx. 1 hr. The hotel is a short walk from the station.

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LONDON UNCOVERED WHY THIS TRIP? Take your time exploring one of the busiest and best cities on Earth. Drop by the West End, hit up Portobello Road, bar hop on Brick Lane and take day trips out to Bath and Stonehenge.

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Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

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DAY 1: London. Check in to your hotel & head out to explore. Later, meet up with your Trip Manager & get to know your fellow travelers over dinner. Tonight, on a sightseeing tour you can take in the famous sites of the city. (D) See Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben & Buckingham Palace.

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4 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM US$459 PP* US$115 P/DAY* DAY 1: London to Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team in London before heading for a taste of how the French do Christmas (or meet in Paris). Tonight we’ll tour the city icons like the Arc de Triomphe & Eiffel Tower. DAY 2: 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 3: Paris. Joyeux Noël! Get a truly unique Parisian experience on an included cruise down the river Seine, then maybe take in the epic views from the Eiffel Tower. Later, indulge in a delicious French

CHRISTMAS IN AMSTERDAM

START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

#XMASINAMSTERDAM

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INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 1 dinner (D) INCLUSIONS See p.145 for more info on our standard inclusions. FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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AMSTERDAM

4 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM US$400 PP* US$100 P/DAY* DAY 1: London to Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki Team as we make our way to Amsterdam to start your Christmas, Dutch-style (or meet in Amsterdam). On arrival, we’ll show you the sights on a walking tour of the infamous Red Light District. (D) DAY 2: Amsterdam. Head out & explore in your own time today. Maybe

rent a bike, relax at a café or check out 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)

DAY 3: Amsterdam. Gelukkig Kerstfeest! Take it easy this morning before indulging in a delicious Christmas feast. Get into the Christmas spirit with your travel buddies &

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459

598

If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 7:00am in London or approx. 5:00pm in Paris & end 9:00am in Paris or approx. 6:30pm in London.

Christmas feast & wine as you celebrate with your new travel buddies. (B,D)

DAY 4: Paris to London. It’s time to say ‘au revoir’ to Paris this morning as we head back to London, where your trip ends upon arrival. Or if you’re staying in Paris, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/paris-christmas for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME Time optionals

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Dec 26

470

Quad US$ pp

400

If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 7:00am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Amsterdam & end 8:00am in Amsterdam or approx. 6:30pm in London.

maybe take a canal cruise of the city. (B,L)

DAY 4: Amsterdam to London. 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 in Amsterdam, your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

See contiki.com/amsterdam-christmas for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME Time optionals.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017 CODE: CTTE Start Finish Total Cost London London or Ams’dam or Ams’dam US$ pp 2017 Apr 14

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

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

2017 Dec 23

2017 Dec 23

NIGHTS 3 nights quad-share hotel accommodations

INCLUSIONS See p.145 for more info on our standard inclusions.

Single US$ pp

Start Finish Twin London London US$ pp or Ams’dam or Ams’dam

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

4

Twin US$ pp

WINTER 2017 CODE: WAXM

EASTER IN AMSTERDAM

3

Finish London or Paris

HOW MUCH & WHEN

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NIGHTS 3 nights twin or quad-share hotel accommodations

Start London or Paris

EDAM

4 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM US$345PP* US$87 P/DAY* DAY 1: London to Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki Team as we make our way to Amsterdam (or meet in Amsterdam). Enjoy an included dinner before heading out to explore Amsterdam by night. Tonight, we’ll give you the option to see the city from a different angle on a canal cruise. (D) DAY 2: Amsterdam. Enjoy a morning

exploring the famous tulip gardens of Keukenhof. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & shopping. (B)

DAY 3: Amsterdam (Easter Sunday). Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, world famous for its namesake cheese. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city at your

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Prices above are based on quad-share, for more information * see p.142. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 6:45am in London or approx. 5:30pm in Amsterdam & end 8:00am in Amsterdam or approx. 6:30pm in London.

leisure, but why not join the group in the evening & check out the infamous Red Light District. (B)

DAY 4: Amsterdam to London. 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 in Amsterdam, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/easter for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME Time optionals.


NEW YEAR IN PARIS

START & END IN LONDON OR PARIS

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NIGHTS 3 nights twin-share hotel accommodations

4

INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) INCLUSIONS See p.145 for more info on our standard inclusions.

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2017 / 2018 Dec 30 Jan 2

PARIS

4 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM US$490 PP* US$123 P/DAY* DAY 1: London to Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team in London before making your way across the Channel to the chic French capital (or meet in Paris). 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. 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)

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

NEW YEAR IN AMSTERDAM

START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

NIGHTS 3 nights twin or quad-share hotel accommodations

4

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

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) INCLUSIONS See p.145 for more info on our standard inclusions. FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 7:00am in London or approx. 5:00pm in Paris & end 9:00am in Paris or approx. 6:30pm in London.

option to see a famous Parisian cabaret show. (B,D)

DAY 4: Paris to London. 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 in Paris, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/paris for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME Time optionals.

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2017 / 2018 Dec 30 Jan 2

AMSTERDAM

4 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM US$455 PP* US$114 P/DAY* DAY 1: London to Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel to Amsterdam, one of Europe’s New Year party hot spots (or meet in Amsterdam). Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel before taking a walk through the Red Light District. (D)

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)

DAY 2: New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. This morning enjoy some sightseeing with free time to explore

DAY 3: New Year’s Day in Amsterdam. Welcome 2018! Explore even more of the city your way, or do

START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

Quad US$ pp

525

455

If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 7:00am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Amsterdam & end 8:00am in Amsterdam or approx. 6:30pm in London.

as the locals do & take an icy swim in the North Sea. Tonight, see Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses from another view on an optional canal cruise. (B)

DAY 4: Amsterdam to London. This morning we make our way back to London where your trip ends on arrival. Or if you’re staying in Amsterdam, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/amsterdam for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME Time optionals.

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AMSTERDAM

4 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM US$319 PP* US$80 P/DAY* DAY 1: London to Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki Team before we make our way to Amsterdam, for the Dutch National Day & one of the world’s coolest street parties (or meet in Amsterdam). Tonight you can get straight into the action with an optional canal cruise & drinks! (D) M Canal cruise DAY 2: Amsterdam King’s Day. Get ready for the epic party that is King’s

Day! With around 1 million revelers dressed in anything & everything orange, don’t forget to wear something in their national color! Proost! (B)

DAY 3: Amsterdam. Today is all about getting local. Take to the streets & wander along canals past the gable houses. Later explore the city by night as we take a walk through the city’s colorful Red Light District! (B)

Apr 29

319

Prices above are based on quad-share, for more information * see p.142. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 6:45am in London or approx. 5:00pm in Amsterdam & end 8:00am in Amsterdam or approx. 6:30pm in London.

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DAY 4: Amsterdam to London. It’s time to say goodbye to the fun of King’s Day as our trip ends back in London. (B) See contiki.com/amsterdam-kingsday for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME Time optionals. EUROPE 2017/18

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660

Start Finish Twin London London US$ pp or Ams’dam or Ams’dam

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NIGHTS 3 nights quad-share hotel accommodations

490

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WANY

AMSTERDAM KING’S DAY

3

Single US$ pp

#AMSTERDAMNYE

INCLUSIONS See p.145 for more info on our standard inclusions.

Twin US$ pp

HOW MUCH & WHEN

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 3

Finish London or Paris

#PARISNYE

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

Start London or Paris

SHORT TRIP

3

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WPNY


ST. PATRICK’S DAY

START & END IN LONDON OR DUBLIN VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 3

3

HOW MUCH & WHEN 2017 & 2018 CODE: WWPH

NIGHTS 3 nights twin-share hotel accommodations

Start London or Dublin

Finish Twin London US$ pp or Dublin

2017 Mar 15

Mar 18

INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B)

Start in Dublin deduct US$35.

2018 Mar 16

#STPATRICKSDAY

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DUBLIN

4 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM US$865 PP* US$217 P/DAY* DAY 1: London to 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)

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Note: In 2018 itinerary for Day 2 & 3 will be switched.

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4 DAY CODE: WWHO

Start London or Edinburgh

Finish Total Start Edinburgh Cost London or or London US$ pp Edinburgh

2017 / 1 8 Dec 29

Jan 2

735

2017 / 1 8 Dec 30

Finish Total Edinburgh Cost or London US$ pp Jan 2

615

Please note: Start Edinburgh option does not include any coach transfers

* Price above is multi-share & includes the coach from London.

Start in Edinburgh deduct US$120.

INCLUSIONS See p.145 for more info on our standard inclusions.

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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.

See contiki.com/dublin for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME Time optionals.

INCLUDED MEALS 3/4 breakfasts (B)

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES FCity orientation walk of Edinburgh FHogmanay street party ticket

1285

DAY 4: Dublin to London. Chill or get some much-needed sleep on the coach as your trip ends on arrival in London. Or if you’re staying in Dublin, your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

NIGHTS multi-share (up to 8 people) en suite hostel accommodations

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Dinner at home of Scottish Rugby, Murrayfield

875

DAY 3: Dublin. Today is going to be epic, as you take part in Ireland’s biggest annual party, where locals & travelers 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)

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

3/4

Mar 19

Triple reduction of US$30.

HOGMANAY 3/4

1105

Start in Dublin deduct US$10.

ME TIME OPTIONALS M An Irish Dinner & Dancing Evening

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

745

Triple reduction of US$40.

INCLUSIONS See p.145 for more info on our standard inclusions.

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES 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

Single US$ pp

Start 6:45am in London or approx. 5:00pm in Edinburgh & end 8:00am in Edinburgh or approx. 9:00pm in London.

EDINBURGH CASTLE

4/5 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM US$495 PP* US$124 P/DAY* 5 DAYS DAY 1: London to Edinburgh. Meet up with your Contiki Team in London before heading to Edinburgh (or meet in Edinburgh). 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. DAY 2: Edinburgh. Sleep in, then explore! Stroll down Princes 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 Year’s 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 new buddies & 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. Get some much-needed sleep on the coach as your trip ends on arrival in London. Or if staying in Edinburgh, your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

4 DAYS DAY 1: London to Edinburgh. Meet up with your Contiki Team in London before heading to Edinburgh (or meet in Edinburgh.) DAY 2: New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh. Enjoy a late start today. Stroll down Princes Street & the Royal Mile or tour Edinburgh’s famous castle. Tonight get ready for the world’s biggest New Year party! (B) DAY 3: Edinburgh. Welcome 2018! Take the day to chill or explore, then get back out & party. (B) DAY 4: Edinburgh to London. Chill or get some much needed sleep on the coach as your trip ends on arrival in London. Or if staying in Edinburgh, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/hogmanay for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME Time optionals


BOOKING CONDITIONS

Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. YOUR VACATION RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected vacation. A contract is only made between you and us upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE a) Trip Prices: Are based on costs, tariffs, taxes, charges, levies and exchange rates as of August 1st, 2016. Should these change, the price of your vacation may increase. If the total price increases by more than 10%, you may cancel, without penalty, within 3 DAYS after we notify you of the increase. Except as explained below, we will not increase the price of your land vacation after we receive your full deposit for your land vacation. In exchange for this guarantee, no refund will be made if the cost factors described above are reduced. We reserve the right to recoverage from any increases in cruise line imposed fuel surcharges and in taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or its agencies. b) Airline Fuel Surcharges, Air-related Taxes, Fees & Restrictions, & Levies Imposed by any Government or its Agencies: As noted above, all quoted land and air prices include airline fuel surcharges and Air-Related Taxes and Fees, applicable as of August 1st, 2016. However, if the customer is notified of the potential for a price increase and we have received the customer’s written or verbal consent prior to accepting any payment, we reserve the right to recover from any increases in those surcharges. Any additional fees charged by the airlines, such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the passenger(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. See section 4.3 for details. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR TRIP 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel any trip departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 If a cancelation is made any time prior to the trip departure*, Contiki’s only liability will be to refund the passenger the amount it has received for the booking. Contiki will try and re-book the same or a similar trip and, where flights have been confirmed by Contiki, will attempt to confirm air seats for the new date selected, subject to availability. Contiki is not liable for any changes, amendment or cancelation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements purchased separately. 3.3 If an alternative trip is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki vacation without payment of any transfer fee. *Please Note: The start date constitutes the date indicated on Contiki’s invoice. If you do not join the trip on the start date then cancelation fees will be 100%. 3.4 If the change or cancelation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect to your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancelations or rescheduling of any trip departure. 4. VACATION DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (September, 2016) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available, especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 With respect to Contiki’s touring program Contiki will do our best, at our discretion, to select accommodations, sightseeing trips and transportation to give you good value for your money. 4.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve trip itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancelations. 4.4 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will assume any responsibility or liability if clients special meal requests are not fulfilled. 4.5 We reserve the right to alter or substitute the type, the size of vehicle and/ or the style of transportation mentioned in the brochure, resulting in occasionally having to utilize transportation without some of the features promoted including WiFi & power outlets. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Contiki is responsible for properly arranging and conducting your vacation. 5.2 As a Trip Operator, Contiki makes arrangements with carriers, hoteliers and other independent suppliers to provide you with some or all of the travel services you purchase. These parties are independent suppliers over whom Contiki has no direct control. Unless caused by its own negligence, Contiki is not responsible for and accepts no liability in respect to any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of: a) personal injury, sickness, disease, accident or death, however caused, including without limitation, where same results from your conduct on vacation. b) loss or damage to or delay of baggage or other property unless resulting from Contiki’s negligence in which case Contiki’s liability shall be limited to the actual loss but in no event would exceed the total vacation cost. c) delays and loss as a result of government action, weather, mechanical breakdown, equipment failure, labor disputes, sickness, acts of war, insurrection, terrorism, Acts of God or any other causes beyond Contiki’s direct control. Contiki cannot be responsible for interruption of air carrier service due to airline default. d) acts or omissions, whether negligent or otherwise, of suppliers of services or their personnel (including, without limitation, transportation and accommodation services) or of any other person or body unless such a person or body is employed by us, or is an agent of ours, and is acting within the scope of his or her authority. In no event is Contiki liable for the acts or omissions of independent third party contractors or of its own employees or agents acting outside the scope of their duties. e) loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from any of the following: (i) any matter or topic described in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) inclusive above. (ii) your failure to obtain the necessary documentation to travel. (iii) your failure to arrive on time for initial departure or for connections within the trip or to stay within or join your trip at any time after initial departure. (iv) your leaving the trip prior to its completion. (v) the need for Contiki to change itineraries or substitute accommodations or services, provided that Contiki makes every effort to supply the most comparable services and accommodations available. (vi) cancelation of the vacation by Contiki provided that a full refund of all monies paid is made to you. (vii) Many of our activities are action and adventure orientated. Sports and similar activities inherently involve risks of injury greater than those that would be encountered if you were not participating in such, and therefore, by voluntarily taking part in any sports or other such activities, you thereby acknowledge and assume any of the risks inherent therein. In the absence of negligence on our part, or on the part of our agents and representatives, neither we nor they accept any responsibility for, and shall not be liable for, any injury, illness, damage, loss, accident, expense, delay or any other irregularity resulting from your participation in any of the activities made available to you. (viii) We take every reasonable precaution possible to assure your comfort, safety, and enjoyment while you are taking part in a Contiki vacation. Contiki vacations are for young 18-35 year old travelers who are in good health. A change of climate, food, time and varied cultural habits often affects travelers differently. We therefore recommend that you advise your doctor that you are taking one of our vacations and ask if he or she recommends anything for your trip, even for something as seemingly benign as an upset stomach. Since the brands of any medication to which you are accustomed may be unavailable in places to which you are traveling, we recommend you bring your own supply of any medication you will require and carry such medication in your hand luggage. Prescription drugs should be carried in the original labeled bottles. Should you

fall ill during your Contiki vacation, we will make every reasonable effort to make prompt, sanitary, safe and proper medical care available to you. However, if at anytime or anywhere treatments of any sort are suggested to you that do not meet your needs or expectations, you should not hesitate to contact your own doctor. Also, please note that the same sorts of activities that can expose you to certain types of diseases at home can just as easily expose you to those same diseases abroad. This information is provided only for your convenience and we are not responsible or liable for any damages resulting from your failure to confirm or ascertain health information or medical precaution, if any, for the places which you will be visiting. (ix) Contiki is responsible for taking care to arrange and conduct your vacation properly. With you in mind, we have accepted applications from and interviewed numerous potential employees, and then we select only those people whom we believe in our best judgement would be responsible and congenial, Trip Managers, Representatives and Drivers. Although we firmly believe, based on personal interviews and certain disclosures made to us by our employees, that all of our employees enjoy excellent health, we, like other trip operators, are legally unable to confirm this in most, if not all, instances.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. BOOKING YOUR TRIP 1.1 In order to reserve your vacation, a deposit of US$200, per person per trip, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that vacation. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the vacation price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. If paying by a third-party credit card your Contiki specialist will provide you a third-party authorization form that must be completely filled out and received by Contiki before payment can be received. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a deposit of US$200 per person for the first trip booked and then a deposit of US$200 for second and subsequent trips booked at the time of booking or the reservation will automatically be canceled. 1.3 To reserve your airfare, a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of US$350 per person is required at time of booking. Once your airfare is confirmed and Contiki has received your air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. Contiki reserves the right to issue your ticket based upon receipt of your land and air deposit. Any subsequent changes and/or revisions to your airline reservation after receipt of your deposit is subject to revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancelation fees. These fees are a minimum of $350, and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the vacation price must be paid by no later than 46 days before your scheduled vacation departure date which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. 2.2 Air Payment: Payment in full for your airfare booked in conjunction with your Contiki vacation may be required at time of booking. The Department of Transportation now requires Contiki to inform you of the following conditions. The package price is subject to change until it has been paid in full. When this happens, it is usually the result of increases in fuel surcharges and or government taxes. You must consent to the possibility that, until you pay for your package in full, your price could go up. Once you have paid in full we would only pass along increases in government taxes if applicable at that time. Bookings made directly with Contiki have 7 days from when the first invoice is sent to cancel the booking and request a refund, provided that the booking is still 45 days before trip start date. Bookings made through a travel agent are subject to standard booking conditions and do not qualify for a refund. 2.3 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have canceled and cancelation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.4 Tickets and other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment and required information are received by Contiki. 2.5 In the case of bookings made within 45 days of your start date, full payment is due at the time of booking. For bookings made within 21 days of the trip start date, documents can be emailed to the passenger at no additional charge or passenger can pay an expedited shipment fee (that varies by state) for physical documents. 2.6 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancelation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. It is your responsibility to ensure you meet your payment deadlines. 2.7 Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to trip start date* (providing full payment has been received). However, if physical travel documents are required the next day or earlier than 21 days prior to trip start date* (providing full payment has been received), an expediated shipment fee (that varies by state) will apply. Any documents delivered outside the USA will incur a minimum fee of $50. The actual cost will be advised at time of booking. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Freedom Guarantee/FlexDeposit: We know that travel plans can change. If you need to cancel for any reason, your deposit will remain secure until you’re ready to use it. Or if you can’t go, your deposit value is also transferable, so you can gift your deposit at no extra cost. The value of the original deposit can be applied towards booking a new trip. The original deposit refers to the trip deposit only and excludes any additional deposits such as Inca Trail, or flights. Any discounts already refunded are not applicable. The FlexDeposit will be applied as a discount on the final payment of your new trip. The amount allowed to be redeemed is equal to the original deposit amount paid. In the case of multiple deposits due to back-to-back trips, only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined. However multiple trips can be booked using multiple FlexDeposits. Valid on all Contiki trips 7 days or longer. Offer is valid until the client turns 36. i.e fitting within Contiki’s age limit as per Contiki’s booking conditions. After turning 36 years of age, the FlexDeposit can be used with one of our sister brands, get inspired here www.ttc.com/brands/. Deposit can also be gifted to family or friends. To gift to family or friend the customer must email confirmation to Contiki stating the nominated name. Gifting only valid within 5 calendar years of the original booking. (eg canceled in 2014, valid on trips up to end of 2019). FlexDeposit is not valid on existing bookings, has no cash value, and is non-refundable. 3.2 Notice of cancelation must be made verbally and will not be accepted via email or fax so that we can verify traveler identity. 3.3 Each traveler must call to cancel their own portion and cannot cancel another traveler on their behalf even if booked on the same reservation. Refunds will only be issued to the credit card holder(s) that made the payment(s). 3.4 The following scale of charges will apply when notice of cancelation, is given after booking is confirmed: COACH TRIPS PERIOD OF NOTICE* No. of days prior to trip departure Cancelation Fee as a % of the total trip price 46 days or more: ...........................................$200 Cancelation Fee per person 45-22 days.................................................................................25% of trip price 21-8 days ...................................................................................30% of trip price 7-1 days .....................................................................................50% of trip price Day of departure ......................................................................100% of trip price Extra night hotel accommodations that are canceled within 14 days of booked date will incur 100% cancelation fee, outside 14 days the following fees will be charged: 45-22 days..................................................................................................25% 21-15 days..................................................................................................30% *Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the trip deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any vacation insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. AIR ARRANGEMENTS These cancelation charges apply for airline arrangements made by Contiki: Prior to ticketing a service fee of $50 per person plus any airline imposed penalties. After ticketing a service fee of $75 per person plus any airline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value.

3.5 Any cancelation of additional services booked prior to and after your trip or resort booking, such as pre- and post-accommodations and transfers, that are canceled within 14 days of the trip departure incur a 100% cancelation fee. 3.6 These cancelation fees are in addition to any cancelation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. All cancelation policies valid as at June 24th, 2016 and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at time of booking. 3.7 Please note that Contiki is not liable for any cancelation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from the air and land included package. *Please note: the trip start date constitutes the date indicated on Contiki’s confirmation 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternate departure date of any available trip, you may do so subject to availability. 4.2 If the change is requested 45 days before the original trip departure no fee will be charged. 4.3 A change of booking within 45 days of original trip departure will be treated as a cancelation and normal cancelation fees will apply (as detailed in section 3). However trip deposits can be used as credit to a new trip, see FlexDeposit. 4.4 A name change to a different person will be treated as a cancelation. 4.5 A fee will be charged for any alteration to airline arrangements made by Contiki as per clause 3 5. VACATION DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodations, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Contiki’s vacations are specifically planned for those in the 18-35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities on a Contiki trip are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding the age groups, you should discuss this thoroughly with Contiki staff personnel. 5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all passengers. Contiki welcomes passengers with disabilities. However, please note the following: s0ASSENGERSAREREQUIREDTOADVISE#ONTIKI INADVANCE OFANYPHYSICAL medical or other needs that require accommodation. A traveler information form must be completed prior to final payment. s!LLGUESTSMUSTENSURETHEYAREMEDICALLYANDPHYSICALLYFITFORTRAVEL#ONTIKI may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the trip. Contiki may also exclude an individual from participating in a trip or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety. s#ONTIKIDOESNOTPROVIDEPERSONALDEVICESSUCHASWHEELCHAIRS HEARINGAIDS or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature. s#ONTIKIDOESNOTEMPLOYMEDICALPERSONNEL!NYNECESSARYMEDICALATTENTION will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. Contiki is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on the trip, or for the quality of the care or services received. s0ASSENGERSSHOULDBEAWARESOMETRIPSINCLUDEROUGHTERRAIN EXTENSIVE walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the trip, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodations on international trips may differ from those in the United States. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers traveling on international trips. s#ONTIKIMAY INITSSOLEDISCRETION DECLINETHEBOOKINGOFANYPASSENGEROR remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s terms and conditions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a trip. Passengers agree not to hold Contiki or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the vacation. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Trip Manager or Representative has to make a decision in your best interest or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Trip Manager or Representative and the laws of the country in which you are traveling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Trip Manager’s or Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well-being of other members on the trip or the smooth operation of the vacation itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the trip. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travelers and any Contiki Representatives have the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well-being or inappropriate behavior by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your vacation. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodations. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff and/or a Contiki Trip Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organizations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected vacation before your departure as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of failing to obtain necessary visas. Any costs whatsoever regarding obtaining, replacing or changing visas while on the trip (including accommodations, meals, flights and transfers incurred due to associated delays) are at your own expense. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Trip Managers or Representatives may take photographs and films of you while you are on vacation and that these may be used in our Group brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect to the vacation, you should inform the Contiki Representative during the course of the vacation and if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavors to do so during the vacation, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the vacation but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Email complaints to USCustomerService@ Contiki.com. Any claims made after the 42 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10.1 The agreement arising between the passenger and the Operators under this brochure and the booking made by the passenger shall be governed by the law of the State of California, County of Orange, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the case of any dispute between the parties. 5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity and enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs. 6. TRAVEL INSURANCE Travel insurance is strongly recommended on our trips & we have some of the best deals on rates. Visit contiki.com/insurance. It is strongly recommended that you take out comprehensive insurance coverage for cancelation, personal

injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki vacation. We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancelation, personal liability and loss of personal property. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancelation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the vacation. With the insurance of Aon Affinity we are able to offer comprehensive travel insurance at group discount rates (see details on page 143). If you wish to have this valuable protection, please advise your Travel Agent to request the insurance and to include the cost of insurance within 14 days of making reservation or before final payment is made, whichever comes first. Please note there will be no travel insurance provided unless you request it from your Travel Agent and the payment is forwarded to Contiki. Complete details of the coverage limitations and exclusions are included with your vacation invoice. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a vacation after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the trip. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE Airfares (unless you purchase a land+air package), air-related taxes and fees passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Trip Managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, and optional excursions. For more go to www.contiki.com/baggage 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any vacation be canceled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions.

GENERAL

1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorized officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the trip operating company. At any time and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international conventions, national and international law, which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol & Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road & the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage & delay to passengers & luggage. Enrollment in & payment for a trip shall constitute agreement & acceptance by the passenger of the terms & conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircrafts, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers and other service providers are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, and other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. While we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for handicapped clients (see also 5.3 under Vacation Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a vacation from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however; Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 1.7 The agreement arising between the passenger and the Operators under this brochure and the booking made by the passenger shall be governed by the law of The State of California, County of Orange, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the case of dispute between the parties. 1.8 In the case of computer or human billing error we reserve the right to reinvoice passenger with correct billings. 2. The USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. Contiki Vacations shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of The Travel Corporation who, as an Active Member of the USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Contiki Vacations customers in the unlikely event of Contiki Vacations bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by The Travel Corporation and shared among its affiliates may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Contiki Vacations. More details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10001, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com. 3. VALIDITY The programs advertised in this brochure are valid from March, 2017 to March, 2018. 4. OPERATING COMPANIES Contiki Holidays Ltd, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 2JH, with the exception of the Great Britain & Ireland trips described on p.66-68, the 3 & 5 day London Explorer packages, London Uncovered, Hogmanay & St. Patrick’s Day trips described on p.136-140 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.125-127 is Katarina Lines. Their terms & conditions apply (available on request). The operator of the Turkish sailing product featured on p.122 is Barbaros Yachting, Turkey. Their terms & conditions apply (available on request). The operator of the Greek cruise product is Celestyal Cruises. Greek Sailing on p.121 is operated by Siva Travel. All companies can substitute any vessel & provide an alternative itinerary. 4. CONTIKI IS REPRESENTED IN: Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey. This brochure was published in September, 2016 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market.

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GOT A QUESTION? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know: WHAT’S INCLUDED?

F Coach, train, air transfers & ferry transportation as specified. F Accommodations, breakfast, lunch & evening meals as detailed in the Snapshot section on trip pages. F No Regrets Experiences as detailed on p.22-23 & in the itineraries on the trip pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. F Experienced team as detailed on p.18-21 & on trip pages.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

F Personal expense money. F Visas, personal insurance, medical fees. F Sightseeing, visits & entrance fees other than those specified on trip pages. F All ME Time Optional Excursions. F All other meals not specified in the Snapshot section on trip pages. F Anything else not listed in the Snapshot section on trip pages.

INTERNAL FLIGHTS

Flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the price. As detailed within our Booking Conditions (p.141) under ‘General’ we rely on international conventions regarding air travel & other transportationation as specified. Through enrollment & 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 transportationation.

INCLUSIONS

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WHERE WILL I STAY? HOTELS:

Our hotel accommodations 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 traveling together or as a same-sex room match. We also offer upgrades to single rooms for a supplement, but please note that on rare occasions the availability of single rooms at some hotels can be limited. We also offer a reduced price triple-share option – either three people traveling together, or as a triple-share same-sex room match. Note: On rare occasions due to reasons outside our control, alternative hotels may be used. While 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 same sex 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 accommodations for up to 8 people, and at times may be mixed gender, with shared facilities.

SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS:

Our Special Stopovers & Contiki Village Cabin accommodations is exclusive to Contiki. Special Stopovers: Special Stopovers are a combination of twin & quad-share depending on the destination, but never more than 4 people sharing. Travelers must bring their own towel. Stopovers are NOT hotels & our travelers are asked to assist with serving meals & washing up, it’s all part of the

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adventure. All Special Stopovers have hot showers, a bar, WiFi. Most have 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. Travelers must bring their own towel, and our travelers are asked to assist with serving meals & washing up, it’s all part of the fun. Contiki Village facilities can include pools, WiFi in some locations, clothes washing facilities, and restaurants. As well as our Contiki-only On-site team.

CAMPING :

Our accommodations 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, travelers need to take down & erect tents that are carried on the coach and travelers must also bring their own sleeping bag & towel. On occasions, travelers are asked to assist with preparing meals & washing up, it’s all part of the fun.

CRUISING & OTHER:

Sailing trips: We offer a variety of sailing options from cruise ships and traditional sailing cruise boats to small sailing yachts. On our cruising trips in Greece, we offer single, twin or quad share options all with private facilities. These cruise ships offer restaurants, pools, bars & nightly entertainment on board. On our traditional sailing cruise boats in Croatia and traditional gullets in Turkey, travelers 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 accommodations 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.131 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.

QUAD-SHARE ACCOMMODATIONS

On our Discoverer and Scandinavia & Russia trips advertised with hostel style accommodations and all )JHI&OFSHZUSJQT ZPVBSFBDDPNNPEBUFEJO same-sex quad share accommodations. Where possible we try to accommodate male/female couples with another male/female couples, however due to passenger numbers and rooming availability this cannot be guaranteed in all locations. We have free upgrades to twin share accommodations on these trips at certain locations but again this cannot be guaranteed. Please note on these trips, with the exception of the Scandinavia & Russia trips, you will need to bring a towel.

TRIPS WITHIN TRIPS

You may notice on some of our trips that some HSPVQTKPJOBOEMFBWFBUEJGGFSFOUTUBHFT5IBUT because we offer shorter trips within a larger itinerary, giving greater choice & flexibility so our travelers can choose when they start their trip and how long they travel for. The trips that allow you this extra flexibility are - European Trail (p.52), European Quest (p.56), Great Britain & Ireland (p.68), Iberian Peninsula & Morocco (p.76), Adriatic Unearthed (p.81), Best of Balkans (p.83), Scandinavia and Russia Plus (p.87), Mediterranean Escape (p.108), Berlin to Budapest (p.114) and The Original (see web).

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 travelers 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. * Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

NO COMPULSORY TIPPING REWARD ONLY EXCELLENCE!

HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED?

BOOKING SECURITY

ME TIME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES WHEN DO I CHOOSE?

MANAGE YOUR BOOKING

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.

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 traveling & check if there is a daily transaction limit, so you always have access to money when you need it. Note: In a few destinations we cannot accept credit card payment, like the UK, Croatia, Russia & Turkey. Ask your Trip Manager for details when you start your trip.

PAST TRAVELER 5% DISCOUNT

We’re head over heels for our Contiki travelers, particularly those that love us so much they come back for more. That’s why when you travel with us; we’ll offer you a 5% discount on the land portion of your trips from then on. And we’ve even wrestled our TTC sister brands (found here - ttc.com) into offering the same. )FSFTXIBUZPVOFFEUPLOPX t:PVNVTUIBWFSFUVSOFEBOEGJOJTIFEZPVSGJSTU Contiki trip before you can cash in on your 5% discount on your next adventure t1BTUUSBWFMFSEJTDPVOUTDBOCFBQQMJFEUPUSJQTPG days or longer only t*GZPVSFCVZJOHNPSFUIBOPOFUSJQCBDLUPCBDL  the 5% discount will apply to the most expensive trip t8FSFHPJOHUPOFFEBEFQPTJUCFGPSFUIFEJTDPVOU can be applied to the booking t:PVDBOUVTFJUPOQSFQPTUUSJQBDDPNNPEBUJPOT rates & other selected products (because we offer great prices for our travelers on these already) t0ODFZPVSFBQBTUQBTTFOHFS ZPVSFFMJHJCMFGPSB 5% discount every 6 months so you can keep going with Contiki t5IFEJTDPVOUBQQMJFTUPCSPDIVSFEQSJDFTPOMZ cannot be combined with any non-brochured special market promotions Sound good to you crazy Contiki lovers?

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.

Every country in the world has different tipping policies. Within Europe it is customary to tip roughly 5% of the bill in table service restaurants, cafes, bars and in a taxi. All other tipping is entirely optional, and not an expectation. If you feel your Contiki Team has delivered an outstanding level of service throughout your trip you may wish to tip them, but this is at your discretion, no one else’s. Tip what you think is right. Contiki has been running trips for young people since 1962 & is a member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). USTOA includes all UIFNBKPSUPVSPQFSBUPSTXIPBSFGJOBODJBMMZCPOEFE for your security & who maintain the highest standards. Contiki is also a member of the National Tour Association (NTA) & the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). With the guarantees of these organizations, you know your vacation & money are secure with Contiki. Ready, set, go! You’re booked & it’s nearly go time, IPXFWFSKVTUMJLFXIFOZPVSFUBLJOHBGMJHIU JUT important you provide us with all your details before you can travel. Check out www.contiki.com/ managebooking to log into your booking.

HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING?

Luggage allowance per person is 1 × 44lbs/20 kg bag and 1 x small carry on hand/day bag (roughly 12lb/5kg) bag. The size restriction of you main luggage is 29� × 20� × 10� (73cm x 50cm x 25cm). Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger or heavier luggage. If you are traveling on a Camping trip, you’ll need a sleeping bag (which can be purchased from Contiki in London, if necessary). Your sleeping bag is not included in the luggage restrictions and can be separate from your main bag. If you are traveling on the European Trail, European 2VFTUPSB)JHI&OFSHZUSJQ ZPVMMOFFEBUPXFM On Ski Austria trips starting in London you can bring one pair of boots & skis or a snowboard to be placed under the coach. If your trip starts in London you have the option of storing your excess luggage the day or evening before the trip departs. The Contiki Basement offers MVHHBHFTUPSBHFBTEPFTUIF3PZBM/BUJPOBM)PUFM (for hotel guests only) for a nominal fee. On trips with included flights as part of the itinerary, your luggage should not exceed the weight restrictions imposed by airlines. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred for overweight luggage. You are responsible for carrying your own luggage. Luggage is at the owners risk and insurance is strongly recommended.

DO I NEED VACCINATIONS?

At the time this brochure went to press (September,  OPWBDDJOBUJPOTXFSFOFDFTTBSZ)PXFWFS JUJT 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 WBMJEWJTBUPKPJOBUSJQ$POTVMUZPVSUSBWFMBHFOU to determine which visas you require & how to obtain them.

SCHENGEN VISAS

5IFNBKPSJUZPGPVSUSJQTUSBWFMJODPVOUSJFTUIBU are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries – e.g. Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand – can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. Schengen visas can be issued for single entry or multiple entries. If your trip travels outside of the Schengen area at any point you will require a multiple entry visa. The trips that require multiple entry Schengen visas are listed below:


Road to Athens plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise, Road to Athens plus Eastern Mediterranean Cruise, European Explorer, European Adventurer, Ultimate European, Spanish Spree, Iberian Peninsula & Morocco, Spain Morocco & Portugal, Adriatic Unearthed (start Rome), Adriatic Unearthed (start Split), Adriatic Horizons, Adriatic Spirit, Best of Balkans (start Split), Best of Balkans (start Budpaest), Balkans Discovery, The Mini Balkan, Spotlight on Greece plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise, Spotlight on Greece plus Eastern Mediterranean Cruise, Scandinavia & Russia Plus, Scandinavia (end Stockholm), Scandinavia (end Helsinki), Russia Plus (start Stockholm), Russia Plus (start Helsinki) Mediterranean Escape plus 4 day Greek Island Cruise, The Northern Trek, The Original, Aegean Classic Cruise, Golden Fleece Cruise, Eastern Mediterranean Cruise and Island Cruising & Santorini.

VISAS FOR NON-SCHENGEN COUNTRIES

Some of our trips also visit countries that are not covered by the Schengen Agreement. You may require visas for countries including 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. 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. 4. Contiki will provide you with visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

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 accommodationss and itinerary or even trip cancelation. Please refer to

our Terms and Conditions for further information in this regard. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Cancelation, unexpected medical expenses, injuries, theft, lost luggage or money can significantly disrupt & ruin your vacation. It is strongly recommended for all trips that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancelation, personal liability and loss of personal property. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancelation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate insurance and we recommend you purchase your insurance at or soon after booking your trip. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday.

TREAD LIGHTLY Recyclin g

Like all good humans, we’re on a recycling crusade. We encourage our travelers and staff to recycle every plastic bottle they use and to think about their consumption habits on the road. Here are some facts and figures as to why it’s so important:

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plastic bottle takes

700 years

to decompose

If you want to put yourself forward for one of our photoshoots in the future, just email photoshoots@ contikimarketing.com with a bit of info about yourself, a few photos & who knows, next year it could be you!

520,000

recycled plastic

Recycling 26 tons of plastic saves approx

bottles per year on our coaches

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26 tons of

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS

Photos courtesy of © Sziget p.134 Sziget Festival. Photos courtesy of © Berg Hotel Trübsee Switzerland p.14 Hotel Suite. Photos courtesy of © Wombats Hostel Budapest p.14-15 Pool Room. Photos courtesy of © Airlie Walsh p.108 Amalfi, p.110 Santorini. Photos courtesy of © Barbaros Yachting p.118. Photos courtesy of © Katarina Line p.118. Photos courtesy of © Siva Travel p.118. Photos courtesy of © Celestyal Cruise p.118. Photos Courtesy of © Glenn Kelly p.131 Skiing. Photos Courtesy of © Sheena Rosentreter p.132 Iceland. Photos Courtesy of © Craig Howes p.144 Torii Gate Miyajima Island.

We aim to recycle approx

= Recycling 1 ton of plastic saves 5,774 kwh energy

boiling the kettle

874, 000 Recycling

13, 200 gallons of diesel

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enough for a Contiki coach to circle the Equator

1 ton of plastic saves

86.9 square feet of landfill

CONTIKI VACATIONS TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN

PROVIDING YOU WITH “ANY REASON” CANCELATION FLEXIBILITY: Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan: TRIP PACKAGES PRICED $0 - $2,000: $129 PER PERSON. TRIP PACKAGES PRICED $2,001 - $3,500: $169 PER PERSON. TRIP PACKAGES PRICED $3,501 - $5,000: $179 PER PERSON. TRIP PACKAGES PRICED $5,001 OR GREATER: $199 PER PERSON. Trip packages 35 days or longer are subject to different pricing. Consult your Contiki Specialist for more details 1.800. CONTIKI. Note: Prices are subject to change without notice SECTION I: TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION Provided by Contiki Vacations* Trip Cancelation: Up to Total Trip Cost. Reimburses the non-refundable Contiki Vacations cancelation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion, or an immediate family member. Other reasons for cancelation include Common Carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan description. The Contiki Vacations “Any Reason” Cancelation Waiver**: With the Contiki Vacations “Any Reason” Cancelation Waiver, Contiki Vacations will provide you with 100% of the cancelation charges in the form of a future travel credit certificate, should you cancel your trip more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement under the Trip Cancelation section of the Travel Protection Plan. Cancelation charges are reimbursed in the form of Contiki Vacations Travel Certificates allowing you a two year credit to travel with us at a later date! Please note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason” Cancelation Waiver, you must enroll and pay for the plan within 14 days of making your reservation. The certificate is valid for two years, is non-transferable and non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not include airfare cancelation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Contiki Vacations. Trip Interruption: Up to Total Trip Cost Trip Delay: Up to $1,000 ($150/day) SECTION II: TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS Underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company*** Baggage Protection: Up to $2,500 Bag Delay: Up to $500 Medical & Dental Expenses: Up to $50,000 Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to $50,000

SECTION III: EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE SERVICES: Provided by On Call International While the above is not a complete description – a full plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you – we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, Aon Affinity, at 1-866-808-7161. You may also view the plan at http://www.berkely.net/travcorp/ctp/faq.htm The Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan is provided in addition to other applicable indemnity or insurance programs, where permitted by law and shall apply only after benefits have been paid. * For NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection (Trip Cancelation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio. ** For NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancelation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan. Contact 1-877-722-2195 for details. *** Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911065H0000A-U are underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/ Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OH, OR, VT, WA and WY Policy Forms TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. Aon Affinity is the brand name for the brokerage and program administration operations of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. (TX 13695); (AR 100106022); in CA & MN, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. (CA 0795465); in OK, AIS Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.; in CA, Aon Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. (CA 0G94493), Aon Direct Insurance Administrators and Berkely Insurance Agency and in NY, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency. Affinity Insurance Services is acting as a Managing General Agent as that term is defined in section 626.015(14) of the Florida Insurance Code. As an MGA we are acting on behalf of our carrier partner.

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LARGE CAR TRAVEL 91lbs of CO2 per traveler

COACH TRAVEL Only 10.5lbs of CO2 per traveler

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OUR WANDER LUST

WE ASKED SOME OF OUR TEAM AROUND THE WORLD TO SHARE THEIR TOP PICKS FOR 2017 AND ULTIMATE #NOREGRETS TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

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Rachel StoRey

SALES MANAGER CANADA

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@kiki06

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Turkey & Croatia are definitely top of my travel bucket list. I’m a sucker for sun, salt and sand, so I love any chance to explore new beaches and coastlines. These two countries also have the perfect mixture of beautiful scenery, history and culture. Visiting the Blue Mosque, hunting for treasures at the Grand Bazaar, and seeing the hundreds of tumbling waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park are all at the top of my list. I recently traveled to Austria on Contiki’s European Whirl where I went paragliding over the hills and small towns near Tyrol. It was unbelievable! What most people don’t know about me is I’m scared of heights, so to be able to overcome this in Europe, and do something I’ve always dreamed of doing was such a thrill. Now I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

I am so excited to head to Malaysia. The more I read about it, the more I want to go. The beaches on Langkawi Island, the street art in Penang, the tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands and the awesome food in KL – everything just sounds incredible. My ultimate No Regrets moment is one I’m yet to have. I want to be a Muay Thai fighter for a day. Sounds crazy I know, but I’ve heard of a place in Northern Thailand that’s THE place to be trained by a Muay Thai Master. It’s on my ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’ list for 2017.

Iceland. For anyone who knows me, this will come as a shock as I usually only gravitate to destinations where I can live a lizard-like existence basking in the sun. However, Iceland’s mix of volcanoes, geothermal rivers and pure glacial waters has got me craving the far North. My ultimate No Regrets travel experience was visiting Rio de Janeiro. If you haven’t been, book now, seriously! It is the perfect mix of cosmopolitan city, unique culture and beach babes. In a single day you can walk through one of the largest favelas in South America, top up your tan on the Copacabana and watch the sunset over Christ the Redeemer from the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, then finish it all off with a delicious Brazilian BBQ & caipirinhas. Take me back!

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CEO

TRAVEL CORPORATION CEO

@caspercontiki

Contiki is all about seeing every corner of the world so I’m thrilled that we’ve finally added India to our list of destinations. Everything about this country – its culture, cuisine, people, landmarks – fascinates me, so ‘Eternal India’ is 100% on the top of my 2017 list.

@brett.tollman

ind ia

My favorite travel quote is from a fellow Dane, the poet HC. Andersen. He said “to travel is to live”, and when I’m traveling and seeing sights like sunrise over Angkor Wat, or Machu Picchu emerging from the clouds, those are the times when I feel really, truly alive. Those are the moments for me that define what No Regrets is all about – collecting unique memories that will last you a lifetime.

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Although I’ve been before, it has to be Japan. I first visited the country six years ago and was completely blown away. I quickly learnt that preconceptions about a place and its people are not always right. Japan captivated me, and I can’t wait to take my daughter there in 2017.

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I’ve been fortunate to travel extensively across the world so have a whole collection of No Regrets travel experiences. But for me, it’s as much about the people I’ve met through my work with the TreadRight Foundation, as what I’ve done. Throughout my travels I’ve had the honor of meeting some truly remarkable individuals who’ve made it their lifetime goal to actively protect and preserve our cultures, wildlife and natural resources, and to help others selflessly.


READ A TRIP PAGE

HOW TO

INCLUSIONS

WAYS TO STAY

TRAVEL STYLE

Here are the basic must - haves on every trip:

Look for the icons on your trip page to show you where you’ll be sleeping. Check p.14 to find out what’s included in each of our five accommodation styles: HOTELS HOSTELS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABIN VILLAGES

Check the tab on each itinerary page to find out what travel experience you’ll get with that particular trip. For more details of each travel style check out the following pages:

t An experienced and professional Trip Manager and Driver team

t Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

t Modern, airconditioned coach with power outlets for charging

t Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER – p.64

t Ferry crossings

HIGH ENERGY – p.88

WINTER & SKI – p.128

EASY PACE – see p.102

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS – p.133

DISCOVERER – p.38

Look out for on the trip pages. Where you see these icons, all of the above are included on your trip.

CAMPING

SAILING & CRUISE – p.116 CAMPING – see web

See more at contiki.com/waystotravel

BOATS See more at contiki.com/waystostay

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

ME TIME

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

Check the panel for optional activities to do in your free time.

Make the most of your trip with our included No Regrets experiences.

AT A GLANCE A quick trip overview with number of days, number of countries and trip prices.

The what you need to know panel highlights what’s included in your trip price as well as some of our favorite hand-picked highlights.

FREE WIFI

EUROPEAN VISTA WHY THIS TRIP? Adventure and chill time combine on this three-week wonder that could see you paragliding, whitewater rafting or munching on a Tuscan feast.

Finding it hard to choose which trip is for you? Use this short round-up to compare your shortlist.

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NIGHTS 21 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodations

INCLUDED MEALS 20 breakfasts (B), 10 dinners (D)

DAY 2: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral DAY 3: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) DAY 4: Paris to Lucernce. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) DAY 5: 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 M Swiss fondue lunch & show M Lucerne Lake Cruise

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DAY 7: French Riviera. Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sunbathe 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 Monaco Dinner

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

our Local Guide

Call home, update the ‘gram & surf the web. Visit contiki.com/freewifi for more.

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DAY 11: Rome to Venice. Criss-cross the Appenine Mountains before reaching enchanting Venice. (B,D) DAY 12: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, little shops, bars & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas

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DAY 13: Venice to Austrian Tyrol. Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to a quaint Tyrolean village. (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles

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DAY 16: Munich to Vienna. Leave festive Bavaria behind & head to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna. (B) M A classic night out with dinner DAY 17: Vienna to Prague. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a PARIS

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

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DAY 18: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargainpriced 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

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DAY 19: 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)

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DAY 20: 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

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DAY 21: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Then check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) M Canal Cruise DAY 22: 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)

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2017 CODE: BBHV Start London 2017 Apr 7 Apr 28 May 12 May 19 May 26 Jun 2 Jun 9 Jun 11 Jun 16 Jun 18 Jun 23 Jun 25 Jun 30

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp* Apr 28 May 19 Jun 2 Jun 9 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 30 Jul 2 Jul 7 Jul 9 Jul 14 Jul 16 Jul 21

3715 3715 3805 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895 4025 4025 4025 4025 4025

Start London 2017 Jul 7 Jul 9 Jul 14 Jul 21 Aug 4 Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 1 Sep 5 ● Sep 8 ● Sep 12 ● Sep 15 ● Sep 22

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp* Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

28 30 4 11 25 8 15 22 26 29 3 6 13

4025 4025 4025 4025 4025 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895

WINTER 2017/18 CODE: WWHT Start London 2017 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 3 ★ Dec 10 ★ Dec 17 ★ Dec 26 ★ Dec 28 ★

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

12 19 3 17 24 31 7 16 18

3185 3185 3129 3129 3129 3129 3215 3215 3215

Start London 2018 Jan 4 Jan 14 Jan 21 Feb 11 Mar 4 Mar 18

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp* Jan 25 Feb 4 Feb 11 Mar 4 Mar 25 Apr 8

3215 3215 3045 3045 3045 3099

DEALS See our hot deals to save big. Yay!

THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we * can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

BBHV - Summer 2017 Single room supplement of US$965. WWHT - Winter 2017/18 Single room supplement of US$785. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

PRICE PANEL

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.11. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.143. 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 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

Check the price panels for total trip costs and departure dates.

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DAY 10: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’ & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve

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FLORENCE

TRIP PAGE

Optional end city Optional start/end city 10 World Heritage sites visited

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

FExclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour FExplore Florence on foot with

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FLORENCE

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city 12 World Heritage sites visited

Look out for the places you’ll be visiting, those you’ll pass through and the routes in-between.

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DAY 9: 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) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome

Vatican City

1

MAP

Places visited Nightstops Special Stopover night Optional start city

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AUSTRIA Brenner Pass

2 VENICE

ITALY

FRENCH RIVIERA 2

1 VIENNA 2 TYROL

SWITZ

FRANCE

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DAY 8: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous tower before arriving in Renaissance Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa M Florence nightclub

CZECH REP Dachau

2 PARIS

Look out for the trip hashtag on the side and search for it with #contiki to check out our awesome travelers’ pics.

PRAGUE 2

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Cabaret Show, Paris M Gondola Ride, Venice M Bike Ride & BBQ Lunch (Summer departures only), Tyrol

YOUR TRIP DAY 1: Arrive London. Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers.

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INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.145 for more

DISCOVERER

WHY THIS TRIP

22 DAYS · 11 COUNTRIES · FROM US$3045 PP* US$139 P/DAY* WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Find out even more about this trip at contiki.com

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STAY LONGER Visit contiki.com/staylonger for great hotel rates at your start or end locations.

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NORTH SEA NORTH SEA NETHERLANDS

WHERE WE GO

ENGLAND

LONDON 1

Dover Calais

RHINE 1 VALLEY

Dover Calais

St Goar

BELGIUM

Valley of the Somme

SWITZ Lucerne

2 SWISS ALPS

FRANCE

Brenner Pass

VENICE 1

ITALY

1 VENICE

Apennine Mountains Pisa

ADRIATIC SEA

ROME 2

SCOTLAND

St Andrews

Stirling

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1 LONDONDERRY 1

REP. OF IRELAND

Kilkenny

ITALIAN RIVIERA 1 Pisa

2 FLORENCE Chianti Region Apennine Mountains

ITALY

1 YORK

IRISH SEA

2

2 GALWAY

2 VENICE

Verona

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

Larne

N.IRELAND

2 DUBLIN

Cinque Terre

Lake Garda

Giant’s Causeway

BELFAST 1

REP. OF IRELAND

MILAN 1

Loch Ness

WEST 1 HIGHLANDS

1 BELFAST

Vatican City

eUropean highlights Us$2019 pp for 15 DaYs p.92

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS 1

Isle of Skye

Holyhead

DUBLIN

1 LIVERPOOL

Vatican City

3 ROME Mt. Vesuvius

ENGLAND

Cliffs of Moher

Pompeii

Kilkenny

CORK 1

Blarney

1 FLORENCE

Monaco

2 THE RIVIERA MEDITERRANEAN SEA

LONDONDERRY 1

Blarney

Brenner Pass

CHÂTEAU 1 DE CRUIX

AUSTRIA

ITALY

Giant’s Causeway

Cliffs of Moher

AUSTRIA Tyrol

Beaujolais Region

TYROL 1

Lake Como

MUNICH 1

FRANCE

Burgundy Region

MUNICH 1

eUropean horizon Us$1489 pp for 11 DaYs p.90

GALWAY 2

Dachau

2 PARIS Fontainebleau

PARIS 2

How’s your FOMO? These bad boys are our cream of the crop, top of the rock, best sellers.

St Goar

BELGIUM

GERMANY

1 RHINE VALLEY

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Valley of the Somme

Burgundy Region

N.IRELAND

2 AMSTERDAM

LONDON 1

GERMANY

1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

NETHERLANDS Edam

ENGLAND

1 CORK

WALES

Isle of Capri

2 SORRENTO

1 LONDON

great Britain anD irelanD Us$2309 pp for 17 DaYs p.68

irelanD Us$1145 pp for 8 DaYs p.66

siMplY italY Us$1639 pp for 12 DaYs p.72

I

ATLANTIC OCEAN

BILBAO 1

San Sebastian

1 PAMPLONA

3 MADRID

Pyrenees Mountains

HUNGARY

PORTUGAL

Segovia

BARCELONA

MADRID 3

2

LISBON 2

Tarifa

Toledo

TANGIER 1

CORDOBA 1 SEVILLE 1

SLOVENIA

SEVILLE 2

SPAIN

Denia

2 GRANADA Algeciras Gibraltar

2 IBIZA Rabat

2 FEZ

Casablanca MOROCCO

2 GRANADA

2 MARRAKECH Gibraltar

spanish spree Us$1685 pp for 14 DaYs p.74

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BUDAPEST 2

SPAIN

Zaragoza

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

spain, Morocco & portUgal Us$1855 pp for 15 DaYs p.78

LJUBLJANA 1

CROATIA

PLITVICE 1 ZADAR 1 SPLIT 2

1 BELGRADE BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

DUBROVNIK 2 ADRIATIC SEA

2 SARAJEVO Mostar SERBIA Kotor

MONTENEGRO

2 BUDVA

Best of Balkans – start split Us$2215 pp for 15 DaYs p.84


BLACK SEA

BERLIN 3

3 ROME

ITALY

Vatican City

GERMANY

Pompeii

3

Isle of Capri

AMALFI COAST

Bari

IONIAN SEA

1

GREECE

Patras

PRAGUE 3 Kutná Hora

MYKONOS 3

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA 2

IOS 3

Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA

3 SANTORINI

Corinth Canal

CZECH REP

HUNGARY

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Greek Island HoppInG Us$2085 pp for 13 daYs p.110

BerlIn to BUdapest Us$1479 pp for 11 daYs p.114

NETHERLANDS

NORTH SEA

NORTH SEA

ENGLAND NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

1 AMSTERDAM

LONDON 1

BELGIUM

1 AMSTERDAM

LONDON 1

GERMANY

Calais

BELGIUM

SPLIT 1

Valley of the Somme

PARIS 2

Valley of the Somme

PARIS 2

SWITZ

Burgundy Region

AUSTRIA Innsbruck

SWITZ

1 LUCERNE Swiss Alps

MUNICH 1 Burgundy Region

MUNICH 1

FRANCE

1 LUCERNE

FRANCE

Innsbruck

2 VENICE

CROATIA

AUSTRIA

1 MAKARSKA

1 TYROL 1 HVAR

Lake Como

Brenner Pass

Lake Como

GERMANY

RHINE 1 VALLEY

Dover

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover

ENGLISH CHANNEL

AEGEAN SEA

GREECE

ATHENS 2

MedIterranean escape Us$1559 pp for 10 daYs p.108

Calais

Dresden

ATHENS 3

TRSTENIK 1

1 VENICE

FLORENCE 1

ITALY

KORCULA 1

Apennine Mountains

ITALY

2 DUBROVNIK

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME

GULF OF BOTHNIA

Vatican City

eUropean MaGIc Us$1529 pp for 10 daYs p.40

eUropean dIscoverY Us$1955 pp for 13 daYs p.42

croatIa Island escape Us$1125 pp for 9 daYs p.126

NORTH SEA

2

ENGLAND

AMSTERDAM

LONDON 1

GERMANY

Dover Calais ENGLISH CHANNEL

FRANCE

HOW TO BOOK

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS Edam

BELGIUM

Dresden

PRAGUE 2

CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme ITALY

Cinque Terre

AVIGNON 1

SPAIN

Pyrenees Mountains

Zaragoza

Aix-enProvence

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

2 PARIS

PISA/ ITALIAN RIVERIA 1 2 FLORENCE

2 BARCELONA

2 MADRID

Vatican City

1 BORDEAUX SAN SEBASTIAN 2 St-Jean-de-Luz Pyrenees Mountains

Zaragoza SPAIN

MedIterannean HIGHlIGHts Us$1815 pp for 13 daYs p.44

AUSTRIA

FRANCE

San Gimignano

ROME 2

SALZBURG 1

Loire Valley

Arles

CINQUE TERRE 1

Verona ITALY

Pisa Monaco

2 VENICE

1 FLORENCE

2 NICE

ROME 2 Vatican City

2 BARCELONA

Pompeii

Once you’ve chosen your trip, here’s how to book in 3 easy steps: 1. Simply pay a non-refundable (but transferrable) deposit of US$200 per person to secure your spot. 2. The final amount for your trip won’t be due until 45 days prior to departure. If you’ve booked less than 45 days before the trip departure, you’ll need to pay for the trip in full when you book. 3. We’ll then send you or your travel agent all your documents and detailed information for your trip, approx. 21 days before you head off.

SORRENTO 2

eUropean QUest Us$3099 pp for 26 daYs p.56

Isle of Capri

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.141 which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

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